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THE HUTLAND WEEKLY GLOBE. PRIDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 14. 1873.
FR1DAY HORNINQ, NOV. 14, 1873. PIIECIDCNT SMITHIS LETTEIt. Wo publish elsowhere a lctter from tlio prealdent o tho Ccntral Vermont rallroad to the preildcnt of tho Delaware and Hud son Canal company. Ourcommcntsthcreon wlll bo brlcf j and we doubt whether any coinment at all Is nccessary,tlio lottcr ltself belng BUfflclently expres9lvo. Wo kuow not how to characterlze tho proccodlnj thcrcln refcrrcd to, othcr than It is thcrcln chnrocterlzcd. What would haTO bccn tbo indltraatlon 0f tbo communlty, or tho prompt actlon of tho authorltlcs, lf nn in dlvidual had so dcsccratcd tbo Sabbath, and commlttcd llko octs upon bh nclghbor's or n straiiEcr's prcmlscs ? Docs tho fact that n corporatton bo actcd altcr tho naturo thcreof? Wlth what clalm for sympathy can a corporatlou como boforo tbo peoplo, bccauso anotbcr corporatlon bavo dccldcd to uso tbclr own propcrty ln tbclr own way, wben thcy bavo cntercd upon tbo propcrty of anotbcr on Sunday, too rcmovcd buildlnga and commlttcd othcr ncts, whicli lf dono by an indlvldual upon tbo propcrty of nuothcr would bo callcd "deprcdations," trespasscs, nnd, probably, "outrngos"? Wlth tho lnoral and lcgal aspcct of tho nf fnlr. tt maUBn na illffcrcnco lliat, at tbo prcsanl umo, tltu tuiiu Iroil, trnuK, vvu. havo bcon placcd "in ftatu quo ante bcllo." Tiio wrong, coniplnlucd of, baa bccn com mittcd, Incitbcr cvcnt j but, notwlthatnnd ing all thU, It will bo notlccd that tho lct ter of Govcrnor Smltb ls dccidcdly conclli ntory. Hc, and tbo roads bo rcprcscnte, 1110 willlng "to lct by-goncs bc by-goncs," nnd nrrangc conucctlons, rates of frcigbt, uso of track and road bcd, ctc, ctc, on a satisfactory, just and cquitabla basis. This can bc done lf tbo Dclawaro and Iludson Canal company aro wllling to act justly by oonncctlng roads, and to trent falrly Ver mont intcrests. Surely, tbu9 far, tbe Ccn tral Vermont nnd tho Ilarlcm Extcnsion rallroad companlcs bavo takcn a stralght forwnrd, bonorablc, busincsa-llkc coursc. i.irr juntici: nv, no.-vi:. Hcfore tho admlulstrntion dcmaud rc drcsa of Spain tor tbe capturo of tho Vir glnlus, lf, indccd, it Bhould turn out that wc havc any causo of complaint, would lt not bo sccmly to turn tbcir attcntlon to our ncutrality law and Its infrlngemcnt. Wo wcro greatly cmblttcrcd against Grcat Brit aiu, bccauso " Confcderato cruiscrs" wcro built at ber priyato Bbip-yard3 ; wcre manued, in part, by subjccts of tbat coun try, voluntcering for tbat purpose ; wcre Buffered to depart uumolcsted from bcr docks and ports ; and bccauso thcy wcro pcrmittcd to bo coalcd, provisioncd and rc palred at tho ports of ber dcpcndcncics. Tho most that we claimed was that' tbo British govcrnment ougbt to bavo known thcsc facts, and did, tbcrcforo, construct ively, know of tbem. We claimed dam- ago tor bcr neglect, and tho Gcneva Tri buual has awardcd a largo buui ln reuiunc- ration thcrcfor. Tbat award bas bccn paid It is an old and bomcly saying, but ono f ull of force and mcaning, that ' wbatis saucc " for tho gooso ls sauco for tho gandcr." 1 bat wbich we rcquiro of othcrs, we Bhould do oursclvcs. Our govcrnment knows tliat cxpcditlons aro bcing flttcd out to aid Cuba ln ber war against Spain, and knows that otbcrs bavo bcretoforo Bailcd from our Bhorcs. So open and bold aro thcy ln thcir movcmcnts, tbat thcy do not attempt to mako any sccrct thcreof. Yestcrday morn ing, almost overy nowspapcr in tbo coun try contalned tbo announccmcnt that tbo Cubaus hcld a privato meetlng at tho rcsl denco of Gcn. Quesada, in Now York, Slonday night, to consummato plans for a new cxpedltion, and that lt waa thougbt it would not bo ready to sail beforotbo endof thismonth. Did tbo Britlsb govcrnment liavo any sucb information as tbis upon wbich to act ? Aa ardcntly as wo desire tbe independence of Cuba, and as fcrvcntly as wo hato wrong and oppression, lct us bo just. Lct our govcrnment firmly and 1m partlally administcr tbo lawa, so that, lf nceds be, we can dcmand redrcss witb clcan bands. Lct justlco bo done, tbougli tbe bcavens fall. Tlli; HA.II.IIOAD IMIIItUUI.IU. Wo publish in anotbcr column ccrtain lcttcrs written by Mr. Park, rcprcscuting that whicli we know as tho Ilarlcm Extcn sion rallroad company, to tbe prcsidcnt of tho Delaware and Iludson canal company, ln refcrcnco to tho discrimination in freights, mado by the lattcr road upon nrticlcs intended to bo transportcd to New York ovcr tbo formcr road. Tho corrcs pondencc, if corrcspondcnco lt. may bo callcd, lnasmuch as no rcply waa voucli Bafcd to citber lctter Bpcaks for itelf, nnd placcs nltogctbcr a dlfferent pbaso upon the actlon of tho Bupcrintcndcnt of tlie Ilarlcm Extcnsion rallroad company ln demandiug a certaiu sum for tho passago of tho Dclawaro nnd Iludson canal 00m pauy's locomotives and cara ovcr tbcir track and road bed sliort tbough tbo dls tance may bavo bccn or upon thcir rc fusal to pay Buch sum, placing a completo cmbargo on tho uso thercof at all. It bas bcen apparent, for ycars, that the Interest of tbo Dclawaro and Iludson canal com . pany, and of its prcdecessor tbo Rcns helacr nnd Saratoga rallroad company '" min'"rt"qltomoM oi-iiuiiann or Rutland county. Tbcro aro soveral facts wltbln our owu knowlcdge, and otbcrs of common notoricty, wbicb provo llils to a dcmonstration. What tlieso par ticular facts aic, wo do not intcnd, thls mornlug, to prcsent to our rcadcrs, but shall do bo ln duo scason. Tbero ougbt not to 1)0 any sucb fccling of bostility. Wc, and tbo citlzens of Rutland, nnd of Rutland county gencrally, fcel frlcndly toward tbcm. Our intcrcsts and thcira ougbt to bo ldcntlcal. Thoy wcro ldcntl cal, and our interests wcro regardcd up to n ccrtaln timo wlicn all waa changcd. Tbo oocning up of a new outlet to Now York, tbrougb tho vallcy of westcrn Vermont, nuulo tho cbangc. Hcro was a compotlng linc, wbicb must bo injured as mucb as possiblo. It may bo correct busine&s prin ciplcs nnd "rallroad managomcnt," but wo "don't bco it." Wltbout golng into tbo mattcr at lcngth, lct us look at tbo matter 0 momont. "Com pctltlon ls tbo llfo of trado" ls a maxlm, bo old and bo truo, tbat no ono dares to dis puto it, or bardly to quoto lt, bo self evi dcnt is tho propoBltion. Competltlon, also, contains tho lifo of tbo pcoplo's prosperity. Amonopolyis almost n deatb blowtocn terprlso. But whcre cntcrprlso rlsesBU pcrlor to tho monopoly, it ls only ln cascs whcre customers or consumcrs aro wllllng, becauso compcllcd by tho forco of clrcum tanccstodoso.to pay moro thanarca wnaUe prlco for ccrtaln commodltles. Tho unroasonablo prlco ef theso artlclcs h flxcd, oftcn tlmes, by unjust discrlmlnatlons in frelgbt. Thcro ls no qucatlon but that sucb dlscrlmlnatlon basbccn nnd etlllls madc, for tbo avowcd purposo of obtalnlng a monopoly of ccrtaln klnds of buslncss. Tako tnarblc for Instanco. It Is of rccord that tbo rates of frelgbt tbercon from West Rutland to llutland, lf lt ls Intended to transport lt benco by tbo Ilarlcm Exten bIoii, or west by tbe Rutland and Ogdcns burg llne, aro so hlgb as to cnbauco tbo prlco thercof lar abovo whnt lt should bo. Indccd ono of tlie as9lstant supcrlntcudents of tho llne tcstiflcd before a commltteoof tbo Scnato of Vermont, that, lf neccssary, tboy would ralso tbe rates so as to cntlrcly prohlblt tbo transportatlon of marblo to Now York or tho west, unlcss lt was car- rlcd ovcr tho Rcnssclaer and Saratoga rall- road now lcased to tho Dclawaro and Iludson canal company. Wo cannot say that wo fully approvo of rctaliatlon, but wobardly tbluk wo Bhould suffer our prop- crty to bo used by n man wbo would not rcclnrocato favors. Ncltbcr lg thls tbo wholo causo of grlcvancc, as wo under- stand lt and as tbo pcoplo undcrstand lt. No ono bas forgottcn tho Intcrruptlon of communlcatlon betwccn Rutland and New York.tbrougb tbe wcslcrn Vermont vallcy, ln 1807, a communlcatlon wblch bas not yct bcen fully restorcd, wblcb bas cntailcd tloncd, but upon indlvlduals and comuiuul- tlcs 011 tho lluo thcreof. Wc bavo nlrcady sald morc tban we intended at tbe outsct, but wo proposc, at au carly opportunity, to vcutllato thls wholo mattcr, bo far as tho nicaus at our powcr may cnablo us to do. a itirruosi'KCT. Tbe rcccnt exccutions or milltary mur dcrs, a9 ono may bo plcascd to tcnn thcm has rccallcd thc cxecutlon of Colonel Wll- liam L. Crittcndcn nnd forty-nino of I119 a9 Boclatcs, by tho Spauisb authorltlcs, in August, 1831. Jlillard Fillmoro was thcn Prcsidcnt of tlie Unitcd Statcs not Frank. lin Picrce, n9 bas bccn lncorrcctly report cil wlth Dauiel Webstcr aa bls sccrctary of stato. Thcy did all ln tbclr powcr to provcnt tbo embarkatlon of that 111-starrcd expeilition. A proclamation bad bccn is- sucil warning tbo ofllccrs of tho Eovenv mcnt to bo on tbo alcrt, to prcvcnt tbe sail ing of nny ship dcslgncd to tako part in a war betwccn Cuba nnd Spain ; warning all individuals ngalnst a brcach of our ncutral ity laws ; and declaring tbat, so far as tbe Unitcd Statcs was conccrncd, "sucb " cxpcditionscould only bo regardcd ns ad " vcnturcs for plunder and robbery," and that thcy "must mect tbo condcmnatlon of "tho civilizcd world.whllo thcy are doroga "tory to the character of our statcs." Not witli9taudingtbese wariilngs.anclthc utmost vlgilance of faitbful fcderal olllccrs but, probably, witb the conuivanco of falthless ofilccrs of the govcrnment th expcdltlon "got under wny," salllng under the Unitcd States flag, and flnallj lauded upon Cuban sbores. Thcy wcre bravo and noblc, cven cvcn if misgulded mcn. Thcir carcer was bricf, and tboeud nuickly camc. They wcro capturcd by tho Spanisb l'orccs and trcatcd ns gucrrillas, not ns prlsoners of war. Upon an open spacc, by order of thc "Captaln-General," thcj wcre shot to dcatli. Tbo dced was cousummated in siglit of tbo Americaii consulatc, wlth thc llag of our couutry protccting it. Tbo Unitcd Statcs sloop of war "Albany" and the Unitcd States Bteamcr "Vfxcn," botb witli tho stars and Btripcs flying at tbcir mastbead, wcro in tlie harbor. Tbo at tachcs of the consulato and tbo ofilccrs and mcn of tbcso vcssels wltncsscd tbe Bad aight, but wcro powcrless to Intcrfcre. Tbe act was atrocious, blood-tbirsty, revcngc ful, but tho United States could only pro tcst. Tbcy wcre powcrlcs3 to prcveut. Tbcse bravc, misgulded mcn bad violatcd tbo laws of thelr own country, intcruatiou al law, tho comlty of nations as, also, tho laws of Spain nnd of Cuba. Tbo govcrn ment was denounccd for not interfcring, wbcntheirbandswere tledBOtbat thcy could not. Lct us rcmcmbcr thls caso beforo de manding toocxtrcme mcasurcs now. AX 1.11POUTAIVX l'UOJl-.C'T COJT. SUJTIJtATKD, Rutland, by licr vcry locatlon, is, ns rallroad mcn aud Bhlppers would Bay, a "compcting point." Evcn beforc tlie days of rnilroads tliis was so, espccially iu wln ter wben navigation, by watcr, upon Lako Champlain wng closcd. Tbo flood of travcl and frcigbt from tlie north, cven to and beyond Jlontreal, ccntercd in Rutland n9 it was, almost of nccessity, compcllcd to do. Tbe vallcy, betwccn tbo mountains on tho east and thc lake on thc west, had bcen markcd out by tbo band of God as tbo natural road for travcl nnd tbo transporta tlon of freight. Tho natural market of western Vermont is, and always has bcen, New i'ork. "Thc Crcator of tbe earth bad, by an almost impasslblo rango of moun tains, flxod upon New York ns our natural outlet to tido wntcr. From tho north, un tll itutland was reached, thcre was but ono route. From Rutland, liowevcr, two routcs prescutcd tbcmselves, although tbero was a possibility of tbcir unlon at a ccrtain polnt. Pcrbaps lt mlght bo Bald that tbero wero tluco. Tbo most natural and feaslblo route was long ovcrlookcd. A routo lcad Ing down tho vallcy of western Vermont, tlicnco tlirougll WCStcni3fassacbuaatt.iuia. thcnco to New l ork city over tbat Bectlon 01 country now occuplcd by tbo New York, Boston nnd Jlontroal rallroad, was tlio ono sccmingly markcd out by naturc, uut tlio last to bo adopted Anotbcr was to follow down tho Bamo vallcy of tho Ot- ter Crcck andBattenkil, to Bennlncton nnd thcnco to Troy j whilo tbo othcr-tho bcc- ond or third as ono may detcrmlno started from Rutland golng westcrly tbrougb tlio wcstcrmost parts of Vermont, or tbo east ern parts of New York, untll lt rcachcd Troy, tho samo objectivo polnt ns tho othcr route, or touchod tlio Iludson river at Al bany, a few miles bclow, from eltber of whiclrplacos Now York was caslly rcachcd ny bolh passcngcrs or frcigbt. As wo liavo aaid, tho most natural and fcasible routo was ovcrlookcd and ncglcct ed Inatcad tlicreof, wo had tbrco dlstinct routcs, all ccntcring lntoTroyi 0110 througli tho western Vermont vallcy, by way of uennington j anotbcr west to Castleton, andthonco southwnrd througli Poultnoy, uranviuo, t'awlet, Rupert, Salem, etc. 1 nnd tho third to Castleton and Whltcliall, nnd tbonco south througli castcni Now 1 ork. Tbo last two soon camo under ono mauagcment, and by tho acts of thoso moro or lcss Intcrestcd thcrclii, tho connec tlon witb Troy was brokcn by way of tho flrst routo. Tho rcsult was that tlio natu ral outlet was mado uso of, and a connec tlon formed wlth Now York tbcreby. Tbus at last, northwcstorn 'Vermont bad n com pcting road wlth Now York, and was no longcr compcllcd to submlt to tbe dlctatlon of tbat wblcb was, ln rcality, but ono road. Unfortunatcly, tho buslncss of tbo road was not sufllclent to cnablo thcm to run tbe nuinbcr of tralns, or transport tho amount of frelgbt neccssary to make thelr competltlon nvallablo or, cven, felt. Tbo New York, Boston aud Jlontreal rallroad company was, as our rcadcrs understaud, organlzed, and obtaincd control of tho wes tcrn Vermont route to New 1 ork. Tues day, nn lmportant step was takcn, whlcb must result ln placing tho Ilarlcm Exten slon, so callcd, "on Its fect" and maklng itacompeting llne Indccd. Tbo Ccntral Vermont rallroad company, yestcrday, commenccd to opcrato tbo Ilarlcm Extcn sion rallroad, so tbat bcrcafter, lt wlll bo ln fact, as lt was intended to be, a compct lng lino from Jlontreal, Burlington nnd Rutland to Now York. Any ono can bco, at n glance, tho vast Intcrcst that thls mca suro must posscsg to tho buslncss mcn nnd manufacturcrs of southwcstcm Vermont. It virtually "brlngs tlicm out of the wll dcrness." A momcnt's thougbt or rellcction ln refcrcnco to tho mccbanlcal, manufactu ring, industrlal and natural rcsourccs of Vermont, west of tho Green Mountains, wlll convlnce any pcraon tbat tliis route, from Jlontreal to Now York, propcrly mauaged, must do n largo nnd remuncra tlvc buslncss. Wo tldnk wo sco immcnso wWntilnKM Imiiilllliy tl.o.vfl ..... ItUtlltllil, but wo will leavo tbo coiiHidcrallon tbeieof untll anotlicr day j in tbo lncanwhilc, wo cannot forbcar congratulatlng our fcllow citizens of Clarendon, Wallingford,Danby, Jlt. Tnbor and of almost thc wliolc of Ben nington county 011 thc flnal llfting of thc cloud. Tlie Iluilroiul liiibroffllo. COUltESl'OXDESCK. New Yoisk, Oct. 10, 1873. Thos. Dixon, Kt., 1'resiilent ). ( II. Canal Company : Deak Sir. Rcfcrring to ourconvcrsation of yestcrday, ln whicli you mmcstcd 111c to submlt, in writlng, what tlie Ilarlcm Extcnsion Rallroad Company dcsired of your company, I bcg to say : lst. Wo wlsh to Bccure, at Rutland, frcigbt from your road, tbat shippcrs de- sire to scnd ovcr our road, at fair rates, and that no discrimination shall hcmado ngninst our road. For a long tlmo pastyour compiny liavo cbarged frcigbt on marble from West Rut land to Rutland, n di&tance of four milcs, five dollai-s pcr car, if thc destination was Rutland or east of Rutland, Uillc fiflccn dollars pcr car is ciiargcd if tbe freight is to go ovcr our road. On thls class ot freight, you charge Bhlppers to our road tblrty-sevcn aud a half cents pcr ton, pcr mlle, aud tbrco tlmcs your local rates. I am lntormcd your company discrimi natts ngalnst us 011 othcr freights nnd from othcr polnts than West Rutlaud. 2d. e wish your company to conscnt tbat tlie Troy and Bennington railroad bc opcncd for all buslncss, botb frcigbt and passcngcr. Tbo Troy and Bennington road cxtcuds from thc Vermont line (whcre it counccts witb our road) to lloosie June tlon, wbcie it counccts witb thc Troy and Boston railroad. Its lcngth ls about flvc milcs. For ovcr fiftccn years, picvlous to 180' wc had a linc from Rutland to Troy, of whicli tho Troy and Bennington road formed a pait, nnd our road was built to coiincct wlth tbat road. In 1807, tlio Rcnssclaer nnd Sarnto; rallroad company ncqubcd nn intcrcst in tlio Troy nnd Bennington rallroad, nnd closcd tbo road to all througli buslncss. tbus effectiially closing our soulbcrn nnd western outlet. Wc aro wllllng, as d always havc bccn, to conccde to your road all that wc ask, and havc never mado discriminating rates ngalnst you. I havc btated tho facts iu rcgard to tbe Troy and Bennington road, for tlie rcason tbat you informcd 1110 tbat tbo arrange mcuts in regard to that road, wcre mado bcforc your company bad any Intcrcst in it and tbat you pcrsonally had no knowlcdge of tbe facts. Iloping to bcar boon tlio disposition of your company In rcgard to tbe rcquests we make,I am, vcry respectfully, yours, T. W. Pahk. 229 BiiOAiiwAT, ) New Yokk-, Nov. 3, 1873.J Thomiw J)Uon, Jfy., 1'res'ulent DeUntare ana jiuason tanal Co. : Deai: Sut: Tbo longcst tlmo you rc qucstcd to considcr niy communlcatlon of tbe 10th Oct. baving elapscd and bcaring notbing from your company, wo concludc you liavo no wish to mako nn answcr, wo Bhall to-day instruct our superintcndent to chargc ten dollars 011 all cars runnlng ovcr our track ; that bcing only what your com. pany bavo for years cbarged 011 frelgbt from West Rutland to our r.md, ln cxccbs of your local rates. Wo Bhall nt all tbncs be ready to make fair and cqultable arrangeinents ln rcgard to buslness that is transportcd ovcr botlr roads, and Bhall bo wilhng to courcdo as mucb as wo dcmand. Respectfully yours, T. V. PAiik-. 229 BllOADWAY, ) New Yokk, Nov. 3d, 1873. ( f.-a. 'Wiitu,itj7?-riuitrnarlem Kxtiit- eion Jiauroad Vo,, Deaii S111 1 I liave mado jicrsnnal nnd written nppllcatlon lo tlio Delawaio and Iludson Canal Company In rcgard to tbe exccaslvo and discriminating ratca cbarged on freights from tbclr road that is sliippcd over our road, und also ln rcgard to tbo closing up tho Troy and Bennington rall road, and am unablo to obtaln nny eatls- lacuon or cvcn an niiowcr to niy communl cauon. Wo bavo but onc courso open to 119 (un lcss wo rcsort to tedious litegatlon) and that ls to cliargo tho Dclawaro and Iludson Canal Company for tho transportatlon of tbclr cars over our track, Boutb of tbo Rut. land dcpot. You wlll, after the rcccipt of thls, cliargo ior 1110 transportatlon of cach car and cn- glno ovcr our track, to or from any point north of Wallingford, tcu dollars, whlch you wlll observo ls only equal to tho cliargo to us from West Rutland, in exccss of thelr local rates. Wo do not wlsh to liavo tbo cimlnes of tho Dclawnrc nnd Iludson Caual Company rau ovcr our tracks by thcir cnglncers, as thcy bavo provcd It Is not Bafo to run tbo cnglnes of moro than ono company over tlio samo road and wo aro now under con tract wlth tho lessccs of tlio Rutland rall road that they may run oycr our track iu Rutland. If tbo Dclawaro and Iludson Canal Company wlsh to transport cnirjncs ovcr our track, you can baul thcm at tbo rate abovo etated. I bavo informcd tbo I'rcsidcnt of the Dclawaro and Iludson Canal Company that wo havc glven you tliCBe lnstructlons. If tbo Dclawaro nnd Iludson Canal Com pany dcslro to mako nny arrangcmcnt dlf ferent from tlie cxlstlng onc, you may rc fcr thcm to 5Ir. Wm.JButler Duncan and;my self, and we shall at all tlmcg bo ready to mako au equltablo arrangcmcnt In rcgard to buslnc93 ovcr botb roads. Vcry trulyyours, (Slgncd,) T. W. Park, Tho Itnllronil linbroffllt. .ETTKlt FltOM PltESIDKST BMITIt TO IT.8I- DKNT D1XOK. Rutland, Nov. 11th, 1873. T110MAS Dixos, Esq., Prcs. D. & H. CCo. On niy arrlval hcro la9t evening, I lcarn ed to niy vcry grcat astonlslimcnt tbat your ni;cnts hcro bad, In thc most unaccounta blo manner and willioiltnny sbadow of au- tborlty from myself or nny ono connectcd witli tbo managcmcnt of our road, cntcicd our prcmlscs, on tho Sabbath, movcd n bulldlug in our yard, torn down a portion of our cattlo yard, cut our tracks nnd placed thcrcln n swltch, nnd lnld a track ovcr our grotind to your rouncl-bousc. Sucb proccedings 1 am suro you wlll not for n momcnt scck to justlfy, nor woull you tolcrate from any ono on your ovn prcmlscs. 1 Ttl tlio mnttoi nt Inmto llutwCCU 'f fjy1 company nnd tlio Ilarlcm Extcnsion com- pany, tlio Ccntrnl Vermont bavo 110 coiv ncctlon whntcvcr, aud lt was my dcirc to kccp clcar of any compllcatlon nliatcvcr witli regard to it, andl rcgret, cyccedincly, that any olllccr of yours sboud have nt tcmptcd, ln so Iiigli haudcd t maiincr, to involvo us in It. I havc 110 nlternatlvc, under the clicunistnnccs, but to ordcr tln yard and tracks replaccd aud restorcd to thcir formcr condition, at thc cxpcnsc of your company, ns thc Icast whlch I can do. Arraiigeiiicnts weio in piogrcss whicli havc sincc, nnd to-day, bccn pcrfcctcd by whicli tliis company tako posscs'ion and the managcmcnt of tho Hiirlcin Extcnsion road. Witli tbis 'ww, I bad hopcd, and stlll liope, for a frieully and propcr solu- tion of all difllcuUict betwccn your road and that, not doubtinr, tbat 011 some fair basis, and wlth tho dppoMtiou on tbe pait of botb, n frlcndly ind cordial relation may bo cstabllsbcd betyeen us. I shall be vcry bappj to incet you at your convenience ti ronfcr 011 thc mattcr. I am, Vcry truly yoos, .1. QiiEtoitv Smitii, Prcsiirnt C. V. R. 11. riio VirelniiiM Airmr iu Cnblucl Cuiiuril Ofilcial dispatclies fron Havana furnisli but triillng dctalls ot tbe cxccutiou of thc Virginlus prisoncrs. Tle ofllcials wbo carricd out tbe cxccutiot clalm that thc Virginius was taken as n nrate, and tbat all tbose capturcd ujion bcrwcic trcated as piratcs. Thosc wiio liad b(en in tho iiibiir- gent army wcre tricd by a mval couit-mar-tial, wbich lasted but one'lay, aud whicli scutcnccd tho four wbo woo tricd to bc exccutcd nt daylight 011 the uoming of thc 4th. Thcy wcre accordingly txccutcd wltb out the sliglitest protcst from the nctlng consul of tbo Unitcd States at Santlago, and, of coursc, wltbout tbo prottst of the consul nt Havana, wbo was assuicd ty the captntn-gcncrul tliut llio piisoncrs wotfld havc n fair trial bcfore a compctcnt tii- bunal. All of tbe dispatclies to and from tbo consul and wlth Jlinlster Sickles wcre submittcd totlic Cabinet meetlng to-day, aud formed the Biibjcct of an elaborato di cussiou. Among tbo dispatclies prcscntcil by Fish was onc from Castelar to Sicklcs: regictting, lu forcible tcrms, tlie cxccutiou and stating that positlve instructions had bcen issucd that no othcr of tbe prisoncrs should bc tricd untll all tbo facts could bc asccrtalncd. It was dccided by tbe I'rcsl dcnt nnd thc cabinet to dcmand of Spain tho nmplest of rcparatlon for tbe capturo of tlio Virgiuius, providcd it was cstablishcd that sho was not cliascd from tho Cuban coast or capturcd within Brltisb wntcrs. It tlio details sliow tbat the capturo was madc on tbe bigli bcas, thcn tbcrc is no room for doubt of tho coursc whlch has bccn coutingcntly decided 011 wiihln tbe purview of tlio law of nations. Judgiiif from tbe lcttcrs recelvcd by tbe Prcsi deut and otlier ofllcials, tlto conduct of tbo Sjiaulards mccts witb he Bcvercst coudcin nntion in all paits of tbo country. Smlilcn Uealli Iu 11 Dviillsl'N Clinlr, Tucsday forcnoon Jlrs. James II. Ciic, daughter of Gen. Jolm S. Dunlap, (formcr ly superintcndent of tlio Rutland nnd Burl ington rallroad, and rcsidcnt in Rutland,) and wlfo of Jlr. Crlc, freight cashlcr of thc Old Colony rallroad, lcft licr father's liousc, No. 123 West Newton strect, Boston, nnd wcnt down to tho dcutal cstablishmcnt 0 Dr8. Eastliam & Jlorris, No. 25 Trcmont strect, whcro bIio nnd bcr fntlicr's famlly bad had dentnl work pcformcd for a nuiu ber of ycars, to havc n tooth or tcctlidrawn or rcpalrcd. Sho bad bccn nccustoincd to tako gas as an aniestbctio agent, but com plaincd that it causcd nausca and insistcd on tnking ethcr. Finally, .a teaspoonful was put upon n sponge nnd bbo inbalcd lt, Almost Inimcdiately slic wcnt Into convul slons nnd vcry soon cxplrcd wltbout 6pcak lng.-ln mille of evtryoxertlon that could bo mado to rcstoro bcr by Drs. Eastliam, Shcr wln nnd Samson wiio wero prcsent. In tclllgcnco was immedialcly ecnt to thc homo Bbo bnd just lcft and tho body wns shortly nftcrwards rcmovcd thcre. On lcaving homo Jlrs. 0. gavo no intliiiatlon tliat slio was golng to tho dcntists, and ns sho was ln good hcnlth and splrlts tho re turn of bcr lnanlmato form was a eurprlse of tlio most Bbocking aud painful clinrac tcr. Sho was tlilrty ycars of agc, and lcaves two Intcrcstlng cblldrcu. TlIE AMKIUOAN IIOTEl. AT BURI.IXQTO.V. Occasioually wo bavo calla to Burling ton, and bavo had brlct scasons of sojourn ln Its botels for many ycai-s. At flrst wo vaclllatcd lu chooslng our hotcl, and altcr natcly osclllatcil betwccn tlio' Amcrican, tlio old Howard Hotcl (now tbo Vnn Ncss Hotel), tbo now defunct Clty Hotcl and tbo nnclcnt Stauton House. Wo bavo cii joyed many of tbclr exccllcnclcs aud cn dured Bovcral of thelr discomforts. But we don't do so any moro. Wo havo found tn nbldlng placo wben callcd to contlnuo, no mattcr how brlclly,in tbo Quecn City un hostclry from whlch 110 0110 movcs 011 aftcr cnjoying its bountlful faie, cbolco dclica clcs and courtcousnttcntlons, wltbout wlsh Ing ho could tako tho hotcl, its landlord nnd cliicf clerk nlong wlth blin, 011 bis Journcy m Bcarch of a better land for n bctter landlord, or n moro courteous chlcf clerk tban aro Jlcssrs. Crano nnd Vlckcry of tho Amcrican Hotcl, Burlington, onu nover cxpccts to mcct witli ln bls terrcstrlnl travcls. When wo go up bigher wo may flnd thcm excdled but theu tho bill of faro one wlllcravo up thcro wlll doubtless bo dlfferentj wo wlll cssay no comparlion. Monlpelier Frteman. Speclal Corrcspondcnco of tho Olobe. Cuiuiitcrclal LoikIoii. Iyosoos, Oct. 7. TUE UASK OF ESOt.AND. Upou rcacblng tho squaro that surrounds the Wclllngton statuo In tbe incrcautllo TTcart ot grcat Loudon, tbo wlndowlC93 walh of an cnormous roman bullding ln vltc tho attcntlon nnd causo tho stranger almost Involuntarliy to Imagine tho naturo Lof tbe mysterles wblcb thcy slileld. All thoworldls atlibcrtyto vlslt tbo publlo lialls nnd rotunda, but ln order to probo the wonderland behlnd the grated doors is rcqulrcd a tallsman ln tbo shapo of tbo Lord Deputy's slguaturo upon an ofllcial order. Tbo bnnk of England was foundcd In 1091 and grew out of a loan of six mllllon dollars for tbepubllc Bervlcc, but It was not untll tbo lattcr part of tbo last ccntury that Slr Jolm Soano recelvcd tho appoinlmcnt of nrchitect, wben a part of tlio old bulld- Jng was taken down and tho bank, mucb ns lt cxlst9 to-day, coycrlng au Irrcgular aren of clgbt acrcs, was complctcd. Foi the sako of Bccurlty tho wall9 aro wltliout win dows, ull llgbt bcing ndintttcd througli bcavlly ijratcd sky-llgbts ln tbo roofs ot thc Inncr courts. Tho cntiro cdlfico ls ln tbe antlquc stylc, bcing nt nn cnd a copy of tho Tcmplo of Sybll at Tlvoli ; tbe arcb Icading Into tlio bulllon yard bcing an imi tation of that of Constaiitinc, wlillo roman Batbs contalu tho stock olllccs. Tbe varlous roonis, halls and vaults, aro raugcd about an open court In tlio ccntcr of whicli is thc plasb of fountalns and tbe rustlo of foliage kccplng novcl acompany- mcnt to the cbink of gold nnd thc rnttlo of crip bank notcs. Tbe managcmcnt of thc bank i3 vcstcd in a Govcrnor witli tbo qualiflcation of twen- ty-tbousand dollars in stock, n Dcputy Govcrnor, nnd twcnty-four dlrcctors, ciglit of whom go out of olllce cacli ycar. Tliefortunatebcarcr of "an ordcr" is nict u tho grand vcstlbulo by nn ofllcial ln cho- colate and scailct broad-cloth, wbo con ducts thc wny to n livo drawlng-room hung purplo nnd mouve tiuts, tcrmcd the lilank I'ailour," whcre tbo dlrcctors mcct oiice ln cvcry wcck. In tbis chambcr aro tho rcports cxaniincd nnd tlie proflts ad- justcd wblcb havc accrucd from tho In tcrcst 011 exchaugc-bills and on capital lcnt to govcrnment ; from discounts and thc dlowancc mado for managlng the public dcbt. Ncar by nrc tlio forgcs in whlch tlio type is east from whicli tho notcs, cbccks and bills aro printed, wbde a spiral staircase lcads to tbe uppcr rcgions whcre is tbe crah and din of tbo prcsscs whlch turn out the valid bank notcs. Although tbo vlgi lance ln tbis dcpartmcnt of thc b.ink is px- tietnc, yct, by Ka wondcrful nrrangcmcnt, tbe printiug prcsscs thcmsclvcs aro madc to register tbe uumbcr of cacli bill or notc ns it nppcars, tbus pircludiug the possibility of frauu. I hc giudo lcads on tbrough vlstas of roonis and dim passagcs to an immcnso hall in lilcb tlie notcs tliat have bccn oncc uscd nrc icturned to thc bank, countcd and packcil, by hydraulic prcssurc, into balcs whicli arc placcd in tbo library untll tbo cxplralion of t-cvcn years, wlicn they mo conslsncd to tbo llamca of n fuinnco cx prt?!, ltinlruc:tt'd foi- dvatrtylllg tllW USC lcss pnpcr. Somo fivo hundrcd clcrks aro Iicro to be Ipccii cngagcd in sortlng tlicir sevcrnl piles 01 noics wiiicii.accoruing to rcport.amount tu 44,000 pcr day. Out of tbo rustlo of thc busy hall aud down thc dark stone stairway and tlio visitor ls recelvcd into the sacrcd cliargo of n dircctor wiio, sempcr tigiliw, conducts bitn into thc silent bulbon yaults, wlicre pilcs ot coin burn wlth thcir own liglit nnd Ecent thc vcry air witb thcir slckly, sweet mctnlic odor. Bcnumbcd witb thc cnormous display of wcaltb 0110 wondcre iu througli tho gas-lit nislcs betwccn tbe closely rangcd cars witli thcir loads of flfty liars, cacli containing in its golden licart ciglit hundrcd sovcrign untll a masslve door revcals tho stacked bags of coiu lying in rcgnl idlcncss nwait ing thc toucli of a charmcd band to call thcm into uso. "Infinite richcs in a little room !" liuck ngain tbrough thc pavcmcnt of gold, witli n guard beforo and n guard be. hliul, to tho dim cntrancc to tho vaults, wbcrc witb tbe frcsb alr rcturns thc con sciousucss of a contcnted mlnd witb n llgbt pur&o wblcb is wortli all thc joy of tlie 0110 wbo "hcapeth up riclics nnd knowctb not wbo shall gather thcm." Tbe amount of bulllon in tlio posscssion of tho Bank of England constitutcs, to- gctbcr witb its Bccuritics, tbe asscts wbich it placcs against its llabilltlcs 011 account of circulatloii and deposits ; aud tlio diffcr cnco, about tbrco lnllllons, betwccn tlie soveral amounts is callcd tho "rcst," or guarantco fund, to prevido for tbo contln. gtncy of possiblo losscs. Tho gold is nhiost cntlrcly obtaincd by tlio bank in thc lar-forin, whicli is asinall brick wcighing Butccn pounds Troy, and valucd at ciglit huidrcd pouiids Btcrling. Scpafate npartmcnts aro dcvotcd to tlio process of wcighing ln wbich n numbcr of ndmlrably constmctcd balanccsnro brouslit Into requlsition. Upon thls band is ono Miicli weigbs bara of silvcr from flfty to cigbty pounds Troy ;' on tbo othcr, cold coin is balanccd In quantltlcs varylng from n fcw ounccs to tweuty pounds. Tbcse Instruments are vcry perfcct In thcir actlon, cnsy of rcgulatlon nnd most durablc. But tlio marvlo ot perfcction ls ottaincd by a wondcrful little Bcnle, whicli charmcd by Its preclslon, the Shab of Per Pla upon bls late vlslt to England. It conslsts lu a balanco furnlsbcd wlth ginss wclghts, nnd wcluhs nt tho rate of 33 sovcrclgns per mlnute. Tho niacblno nj) pcars to bo a Binall brass box, wltbln whlch, securo from currents of alr, i3 tlio machln cry. It Is bo contrlved that upon rccclvlng tho Bovcielgns from a long brasa tube, ono by onc, lt discriminntcs so as to throw thoso of full welglit Into one box, nnd to rojcct tlioso of llgbt welglit into anotlicr. Tbero are ten of thcso Instruments luconstaiit uso whlch test 70,000 gold plcccs daliy. Tho uncrrlng preclslon witli wbich tlieeo dcllcato macblucs noto tho discrcpanclcs In coins, nnd tho inllnlto amount of trylng lnanual labo wbich they Bavo, combino to mako thcm ono of tbo scnsatlons of Lon don whlch forelgncrs aro eagcr to witiics. Tlio valuo of bank notcs In clrculntion is upwanls of ulncty mllllons of dollars, and tho nuinbcr of pcrsons rccclvlng dlvldcnds lu a Blnglo ycar Is about 28 1,000. Tho Issuo of papcr 011 Bccuritics ls not altowcd to ex ceed 4i70,000,000, whllo tho bulllon ln tho vaults durlng tho ycar 1871 attalned tbo Valuo of 130,000,000. Betwccn thlrtccn nndfourtccn hundrcd ofllcers nnd clcrks are cmploycd ln tho dally ncqulttal ot the bank buslness, wbose salarlos vary, accor dlng to tha responilblllty and dlfflculty of thelr offlcc, from $250 to $0,000 pcr an num. Thls merest skcletou of stntidlcs Illu9 tratcs the magnitude of the transnctions of tbo Bank of England, and tho Importauce of its evcry movemcnt. Tbo lnstlttillon U nppareutly beyond tbo luflueuce, good or cvll, of lt3 dcpendants, yct docs lt watcb cvcry rlpplo upon tbe surfaco of the coin merclal world, wlth tho auxiety of a motb- cr and tbe discrimination of a fiuaticlcr. TUE 110TAL KXCItANOK. Rearlng its grand front ncar by and ln closo intcrnal conncctlon witb tbe Bank of England, stands tho Royal Exchangc, tho nursery and focus of all Intellinencc, com merclal and politlcal.domcstlc and forclgn. Thls quadrangular cdiflce witb its inagnl- flcent portlco nnd bass-rcllcfs was opcncd by Quecn Vlctorla a few ycars aftcr her coronatlon. Extcrnally lt ls mucb dis- flgurcd by Bhops wlilcli havc bccn ciwjcd In opposltlon to tlio wlslics of its uichitcct, whilo tho intcrior conslsts of nn open court, surroundcd by a colonuado and ornamcntcd witli Btntues of sovereigns and notablcs, Tbe liour of 'Change ls betwccn the liours of 3 nnd 4V p.m., wlicn thc nrcade is crow dcd to suffocation. Dcnso crushcs Indlcnto tho wbcrcnbouts of cclebratcd flnanclcrs, whllo tho ccntro of nttractlon Is cvcr In thc vlcinity of a ccr tain column upon thc south sldc, uhich is thc acknowlcdged rcmlezvous of the Roth chllds. Abovo stairs aro tlie famous Lloyd's sub Bcription rooms, whcre merchants, slilp- pers nnd uudcrwritcrs may obtain tlio news of botb contincnts nnd whcre thc buslncss of tlio Jlarino Insurancc Company is car. ried on. Slnce evcry ono wbo is connectcd wlth mcrcnntllc transnctions of any cxtcnt is a mcmbcr of tbe I.loyd club, tlio col lcctlvc body rcpicaents thc majority of the wealtli of tho natlon. Thc affairs aro man- ngcd by a committcc of nino mcmbcrs thc chaliiiian is clcctcd annually and isgen crally a mcrchant of promincncc and mcmbcr of Pnrliament. Ile is nsslsted in lils duties by a Bccrctary, clcrks, waitcrs and mcsscngcrs. Tbe incomc to mcct tho cxpcnscs of tlie club is dcrived from thc subscription of some two tiiousand mcm bcrs, wbo by thcir nnmcs nnd famcs pro tcct tlie body among tbe Excliangcs of tlie world. Iu a word, the grcat transactions of com mcrce, lrom whlch thc world nt largo quotcs, are pcrformed in LondOn within tho circuit of n few acrcs. whicli, " llkc an nmple Bbicld, can tako lu all and vcrgc cnougli for more." j. v. 1 A .lludcl Clty. Vincland is situatcd in Cunibcrland county, on tlio Southcrn New Jcrscy liaii way, betwccn New York and 1'hiladelphia only 34 miles from tho lattcr city. We might say, tbat tliis ilourishing town not' covers lands that nine ycars sincc coniparativcly, was a wilderness of oaks aud pincs, of tbo lcsscr growth, and not only thc huntcr, but thc citizens of largcr scttleineiits will bo surprised wlicn tlicy comc nnd bcliold tbis finc Ilourishing sct tk-iiiont of industrious and intclligcnt babitnnts of to-day, couiprised, mostly o tlio mldillo clnsscs nf miriillo iico In liio thc bcautiful roads, strccts, avcnucs, walk gardcns, orcliards, and ficlds, as thcy aro artiflcially iaid out nnd worked at prcsent iNo Macadamized road in l-.uropo or Anicrica, tbat I bavo over passcd over ex ccl tbo roads of Vincland. j. tiis 13 not oniy tlie model but "pro iuiuni City" of tho world, in tlio ordcr of its nrrangcnicnts, and tlio manner nnd forco of its by-laws, as they nro lald and carricd out by its pcopie. Embracing sevcrnl denouiinntions nnd sccts of thc Cbristlan Itcligion, who prcacli and claim to follow tho teachings of tlio Nazareno, not less than nino churches liavo bccn built and occunicd whcro "tbo word of God" is claimed to be preachcd on tb Sabbath, schools and othcr appcndagcs su pcrior to many of tlio older towns, Vlno innd is a nuiet place, whcro ono can flnd spiritual rest and spiritual food. Alcoholic drinks aro not, nor cannot bo dealt out herc, according to tlio usages and by-laws of tho placo, from its organization. You flnd nonc licre rccling in tho strccts, as though tlicir bats, whicli thcy carry, wcre top heavy. TI10 climato is puro and ning netic, nnd tho peopb, who bavo scttlcd hcre, liavo bccn quictly movcd to como. morc by clcctrical forco and nttractions than they have by necesslty. Tho machlno shopi or anything tliat nccds a TnrilT to proteet thcm, or Bank to bulld tbem up. Tbe Ccntral avenuo is 100 feet in width nnd no house cnn stand within twenty feet of thooutsido line of nny avenuo or strect, Tbe lattcr aro laid out 75 fcctasidc. I.nndis avenuo ls tcn miles in lcngth, dottcd witb villns and dwcllings thc wholo lcngth, in ono dlrect stralght sboot. The samo cnginecr- ing over tho wholo town. Thcro is nlready numbcrcd 3000 inhabltants of tlio Amcrican stock. A settlemcnt of the better class 0 Italians ono now coming on evcry train daily from N. Y., who bavo selcctcd fan lands in tlio south westcrly part of tliis town ship, of tcn milcs squaro. FurcliascM of a portion of thoso land must build and settlo thcm. In somo polnts about one-fourth ncro cavcrcd tlio lot, 1 otlicr localitles, tcn acrcs couiprisc9 ono farm, whcro frults nnd vegctahles aro easily grown. Vinoyards of granes aro nulto com mon; tiio vincs nro quito vigorous and hcalthy, as wcll ns tlio largcr frults grown Crnnberries nro nlso grown hcro, ns well ns clscwhcre in tbo stato, witli proflt to 1 1 1" cultivatlon, cxcceding many othcr klnds crops. Tho growth of tobacco, and twln brotlier of wliiskcy is not cncouragcd, and but fcw of its inhabltants aro uslng tlio wocd In my ncxt, IwIU spcakofits socialsystcm &c., brlelly. I liavo givcn you somo gcn cral details of tbo town that has como up. liko magb, in tho wilderness of New Jcr scy. Thlno as ovcr, s. w, J A?t Eoitoji Wauned. Monday nftcr. 110011 Jlr. Grlllln, cditor nnd proprletor of tlio Albany JSetning Post, callcd upon Chlef Jlaloy and Informcd lilm of aslugu lar mUslvo whlch ho had recelvcd by mall Ho was sittlng in bis sanctum calmly cn joying tlio Bclssorlng of cxchauges, wbcu tho lctter carrier camo lu wlth tho mall whlch Includcd an envclopo of bucIi plc tborle proportlons as to BUggcst tho prcs- cnco of a consldcrnble amount of irrecn backs. On opcnlng tbo cnvcloiio ho was greatly BiiocKcd 10 nnd instcad of currency n drleil human car cucloscd ln n nancr bcar- lim the followlne fcarful warnlmr 1 "VlixJrl Bewaro I Thls is all tbat Is lcft of ono man wbo traduccd mo lu tho papers I" Tbo ponco wm lnvostigaio. Sl, ,lliitii Vorrc'iiioiMloiicci Sr. Ai.uans, Nov. 10, 183. TUK NKW I'Al'El!. The llitt odltlon i.f thc "Daily Ailnr- titcr," whlcb mailc its llit nppoaranco tliis inornlng, was n x ry largo onc, nnd tho eatly priatod t' Ma wero eMcnshely and thorougbly dWnlbuted. .Many cucomi- 111119 wcre pasud uion tho contonts and wo heard no crltlclsm save upon tbo 'mnkc lip" puttbii the matter outsldu wbich Is usunlly f.. .ad 011 the Inside of country dallles. l'lih bowever, ls ireuerallv lookcd upon as a credlt to tbe managemeiit. reihaps tho most stailllng plcce of our- rcnt news herc Is thc sudden departure of MU. 1'. M. I1I1IOIIAM, su long and so pleasantly fumillar to rcsl dents nud tho travellng publlo ns clerk at tbo AVeldcn IIoUf.e. lt Bccms that tbe term of Jlr. Brlgham's cngagcmciit ex- pned n few days sincc, aml lic concluded toBcck "frcsh ficlds and pastuics new," but only linpailcd hls intcntioii to tho pro prletor, Jlr. Lavcndcr, so tliat pcopie wcnt Iii'thfs morning and found bls placcyacant, Olifilledby anotbcr, und wcic astoundcd for llriirham was always at his post, tlio most faitbful, iudcfatigablc and cfllclcnt liotclclcik we cvcr Baw, and "Ilrigham" and "thc Wclden" have long bccn synony inous tcrms. As well ns a model clerk Jlr. Brlgham was n gcntlcmnn and n warm frlcnd tothose wbo know lilm best, ull of wliom wlll wlsh lilm succcs.i whcrever hc may go. THE orFlUE OF MIl. MILI.1.1, superintcndent of trafllo of tlie Ccntral Vermont, has bcen rcmovcd to thc llne room on tho sccond lloor of tho dcpot building, latcly occupicd as a library, whcre, behlnd n heavy rail, may be sccn, but not liaiidlcd, tbe cfllclcnt nud gcntle maiily privato sccrctary, Jlr. U. A. Con vcrse, and tlie stcnographcr, Jlr. W. C. Jlainwaring, who nrc busily cngagcd ln tlio conduct of the imniense buslncss of thc linc. Eutii ely acro'ss 0110 cnd of tbo room cxtends a cabinet, wlth many a door aud nrmlcs of drawers, for tho couvcnicnt sto- ring of the voluminous papers and files of thc olllce ; the lloor 13 ncatly but plainly carpctcd and all tbe fittlngs are slmple and convcnicnt. upcnliiL' hom thli room is tbe smallcr privato olllce of Jlr. Jlillis, who Is thc ccntro and manager, in all its countlcss raniiflcations and witb all its Iieavy responsibilitlcs, of onc of tbe grcat est and most cxtcndcd nnd far.reachlng liues of freight transportatlon in Anicrica. Do you cnvy thc nutncrat of tho tliousauds of milcs of track, the thousands of cars, the hundrcds of cngincs and tliousauds of mcn wbo givc llfo to thc wholo? We don't. Wo would rathcr be contcnt witb our prcsent facilities lor slccping o'nights tbat melodiousfelinc 011 our nciidi- bor's roof, to thccontrary notwitbstandiiig. FIUEXI) JEXKlN'S of tbo Utica Jleralil liad thc licartlcss can- dor, aftcr his vlslt hcre to cxpose tho aiid coudilion of our watcr lcscrvoir. Wc wantcd to lctalialo nt tbo time, but lt wns a mclancholy fact tbat the lcscrvoir iru a little dusty, and sowc had to wait and bidcourtimc, wliicb lias now come. We will bct Jlr. Jenklns four dollars lu cur rency that he ilon t dare to come up licre aud spond just onc little balmy nlghtscatcd 011 0110 of our hydrnnts. Tbo fact is tlioso hydr.ints nrc now lcsardoil by thc popn- laco with about as mucb minsumlng rc spcci as a can ot nitro-glyccrine n prone to iiwpirc. Tlio supply of watcr is so largo and tbe hcad so gicat that they aro momcntarily cxpcctcd to hlow up, and ono or two liavo alreadi- doue so, but fortunatc- ly 110 one-was sittlng 011 thcm at the time, whilc the rcst are bravc and flrm so tliat it is liopcd thcy may stand the prcssurc after all. But if J. Joslma picks up tliis gauntlet we fecl justifled in predlcting that at least ono will fall, and also iu organiz- Ing nn cxpcditiou to liuut for buttous nnd pieccs in tho niornins. A SEEIOfS AFF11AY transpircd this morulng at an carly bour, betwccn a young man of rcspectablo ap- pearancc, witli kid glovcs and n portman tcau, wbo was apparcntly golng down to take an eaily train, nnd n gencrally quict aud inoffcnslvo scction of brick sldc walk on lianlc strect. tlio nttack was com menccd by the young man, who suddcnly pauscd in lus rapid walk and delivcred vlolcnt klckat the sidewalk witli his right foot, and thcn, apparcntly convinced that his advcrsary was disabled. ho thrcw down bis nortmanteau nnd sat down on it and pummclcd tlie sidewalk, witli his fcct, and sworc. Thcn lie got up, rcsumcd lils bag and was nnnarontlv coini? awav In linann. wlicn hc siuidenly changcd his mlnd, (animm Jeraum) uttcrcd tlio war-cry of tho rcd inan, exccutcd tho ovcrturc, as you might say, ot 1110 .iiodoc oaitic-dancc, and tlirow ing lils portmantcau ovcr tho fcncc, hc Bliuck tlio Bulcwallc so suddcnly and vlo- lently wlth thc back of hls hcad as to produco a compound frncturo of two bricks. Ho laid Btill for few mlnutes to sco how hls nd- vcrsary took lt, but tlio sidew alk remaln i pcrfcctly cool he at last cot 1111 and climbcd 011 the fenre and, wiplng lilnisclf w ith a pocket bandkercliicf, cavo uttcrance to a long scries of bucIi claboratcly wlckcd rcmarks that wo wcre sbockcd beyond mcas uro aud rcmonstrntcd witb bini from tlio wlndow, but he met our counscl only wlth scorn and contumely.and, nftcr a scasou of rceiipenalon, ho nnco moro marshallnl hls pcrsonnl offects nnd, tnking tho mlddle of tho strect, passcd out of 6iglit. No arrests wcro madc, but tbo pollco booii nftcr ex. nniincd tlo woundcd sidewalk and ndmln Istered a plaster of coal and nslics. Under thls trcatincnt tbo innoccnt victlm ls dolng as well as could bo cxpcctcd. olla romtiDA. A Blinlit snnw fall this moriiini; has lcft tho grass Btill whltcncd ln tho kccii, frosty olr, and thc sbadow of wlntcr's niantlo is crccping ovcr tiio iiorlzon. A musical treat Is anticinatcd thls cven ing 111 tlio conccrt at Acadcmy Hall by the Tcmplo Quartetto of Boston. . Our nuisical ossoclation bas In nctlvo prcnaration tho cantnta of "Tlio Ilay makcrs," whicli they wlll produco 011 tho cvcnings ot tlie .'utn auu -lst nf thls month. JIax, TllE Al.LEOKI) AllUSES IK TUE SAN FliAN- cisco JIikt, Tbo San Francisco HulUtin of Novembcr 1, contains tlie followlng In formation about tho chnrgcs against Gcn. C. II. La Orange, Bupcrintcudcnt of tho Jlint 1 Tlio law dlrccts tliat all arcounts for cx pcndituro on matcrlals used in tlio Jllnt shall bo slgncd as correct by tho hcads of tho various departincnts to whlch thcy belong. Of tbcso dcpnrtnicnts tbcra aro thrcc, nnd tbo ofllcials who prcsido ovcr thcm aro appolntcd dlrcctly from Wash ington. Thcy nro thoso of tlio ossnycr, tho colucr, and tho mcltcr nnd rcflncr. In tho chnrgcs refcrrcd to It Is nilcgcd that Bubscqucnt to tbo flrst bIx montliB of hls ndmlnt9tration Gen. La Graugo ncglectcd to Bcnd in tho bills, nt least tlioso whicli wcro of most Imnortauce, to tho coincr and tlio mcltcr and reflncr for thcir ap proval. It Is probablo that somo bitcli occurrcd in gcttlng tho bills Blgncd, tho Bubmlsslon of tho under ofllcial not bcing quitc cqunl to bls cxpcctatlons. At all (nents, It l ri'riPiitly talct' that lhl. 11c lcittt'-ni 111 lur l two tid n h df ycan ih 1 ., 1 1 , , p(.ni 1, , ; Irohi V i-ii-ii i 1 v 1 - ln- ;:n 1 turi-B i.f tl i' nilii .r 1 , ' I i.ln l- iVi tho bills ku cc i. iu', nnd i'i 1' U 1 iiii,n tlly of tln- lllll" -i 1 -3 v 1 ' ili 1 l!ii i ollielniK 11 l.i c,l tu , 1 i,f ,. 1 1 tbus put tu tln- di ., :t. , n .m . 1 pnylng the ricdiKd i'i. n n ln-.l ip jily from hls own pm i.cl. ! 1 he u'lini l thc luiportnnt pnint ot yi-,lr ; tbe" billn slgncd. Thc niode lu wiii' lilli'- cxic-s wns chnrgi'il, Is said to hac ln'ii by iiiuUin out new lillls. Thcto nre tnattcrs whlch dlrcctly cou cern ll.e gnciiiment. O11 tho nssumpllon that thcy nie true, thcy are nt vnrlancc wlth honcst ndinlnlstrntloii. Othcr cbnrecs aio mado ngilnst tbe gcncral whlcb, tbcrc Is nbuiidant reason lobcllevc, nre ln part wcll foundcd. To asslst tlie clcclloiieeihig con tcst ln Ncvedn, In whlch Tuin Fitcli flguicd, the superintcndent nssebscd the Jtlnt cmplnyes to tlie extcnt of 82,030 or $3,000. Anotlicr K rious chnrgc agaiit thc mi pciintcndciit Is that be plareil mcn nn thc pay-rnll, aml letnincd thcir nanics for niontho, iiithnuirli thcy wcio absolute 11011 cntitics in lcg'iid to pcrforinniitc of woik. iii nie fi rviro incv icndcrcd wns to ilraw tlicir fcalary. Tlie rlntrucs ns lo old 111:1- tcriais, aml nlso ns lo bills rctuined lur s-; naturo lu tho niiuincr dcscilbcd, covcr fm.r counts ln tbo indlrlment. Tbe h.irai hato now bccn ln Vchlngton six wtoks wltbout rccclvlng oflloial notito. C'urri'iit .ulev Cnilo Schlliz denos that he Is l'oIiic tu Chlcago to llvc. Dcnvcr (Col.) pcopie gc;t tbclr conl for 14.75 pcr ton. Oucen Victoria h havltig brr portr.dt palnlcd for tbcczar. Indlana's nroooscd new stato bnmp wit! cost about !;2,000,000. Thc " ublfillltv of Old Sciateh nt tlif polls" Is what tbe St. I.ouis HrpuMu" calls It. Thc 1200th anniversniy of Ely rnthrdral England, wns cclebratcd lu tho viii ublr cdillcc, n fcw days siucc. Ocorso Dolby. who wns Cliailcn lliiL. ens's busiiicss ngcnt, is to put Jlark Twain tli,-r,l,l. n Innli,.,. I...... ln l ti..,., 1,1 1 iiuii; HJVll 111 J.lllUllll, "S.uicy Strndlvarlti'." nn nncicnt Cicnio. na fiddic, madc in 1713, was mM to an Edinlmrgb aiiialcurnuislcian, thc othcr day lor $1,750. Gcorge WllHams (coloicd) and Jnhn Fcc havc bcen f-ciilcnced to bo hung for thc murder of William Jlnttison at I'iuknc vlllc, Illinols, 011 tho 23rd of Si'ptemln-r last. The cxpcnse of ruiiiiliig lailroails in Italy is cnormous. Evcry "ton of coal i bought iu England, 'costing ijlO ("gold, pcr lon, and transpoitcd at an ciioriiious ci -t to Italy. The shciilf of Pensaeola, I'ia., wntn l.i Qticbec pftpers that all Btcvcdores rominu. from Qiiebec will bc protcctcd. A bugc numbcr of stcvcdorcs nnd laboicis l'rrim thcro aic bound south. An Amcrican gentlcman ot "rollcgl.ite and profcssinnal uducntlon," " hlghlv rc commcuded," ndvcrtiR's in thc Washington Chvonicle tlmt ho will glvo 1,000 to ob tain nny govcrnment position at. a sal.iry of 1,000 or ovcr. The internatiiinnl biidc ncioss tlie Nia gara, from BulTalo, N. Y., lo IVit Eiie in Canada, wbich was cuniplctcd icrcntlv, aftcr tluco jeaiV work, is 3051 fcct, or nbout tbrcc-quaitcis of a milc lom;, and has cost nbout 1,600,000. Ncar the cosl tcrn sborethcic is a sw ing lnbls;o. thc lar-;-cst of thc klnd in tlie world, whicli in movcd by stonm pninc nnd ran open two tpaccs, cacli 180 fcct wldc, lor tho pnssngc of vcssels, in 0110 miiiute Tlie biidgc has bcen lca-cd to tho Giand Trunk, tlic 'tircat Western, thc Canada Sijuthi'in, thc New York Ceiitral, the Erie and thc New Y01K, West Sliorc nnd Chlra;n, for 20 yc.iis Tlie OSth annivcrsaiy of thc baltlc i.f Trafaljjnr wm c'clebi-.itcd at Liimlnii, tlie othcr day. Sallor Iife in thc liiitisli iinij must be vny fuvointile to longcltv, for tlicio are now Mime twenty siuviiu-who actcd ns ulllcers ln that remarkablc llgbt A company has bccn forincd to Mipplv St. Louis wilb sandstonu f 10m thc gieiit cUitrr!cs ln St. Gcncvicvo county, JIo., nnd in connection witli lt tlie qucstion of thc proposcd railroad from St. j.om to C'alro, 111., is agitatcd. It is cstimatcd tliat this road would cairy 200 tnns of the stouc pcr day to St. Louis. Sir Robcrt Jolm JlcClurc. 1111 Knzlh.li naval olllccr, distinguishcd as nn Aritic navigator, dicd at Loudon, lcccntlv. Hc was attachcil to thc cxpcditiou of 1850 that wcnt iu searcli of Franklin, and tbe ship whicli he commnndcd had the bonor of dis covcringaud salling tluoiiijli thc famous northwcst passngc. The iicoplo througliout Jlcxico, Tucs day, celcbratcd tho ndoption of thc nddi tioual articics to tlio national constitution, nmong whlch nre tlie nbolltion of cspion nge aud tho separation of chiirch aml statc. A military pnrado took place at Jlatamoras, and nddrcsscs wcic delivcred nnd thc citv illumiuatcd nt night aiuidst grcat rcjoichig. Thc pcopleof St. I-ouls county, JIo., bavo a grcat dcal of pardonable curiosity to know how the county tliiiuiccs aic inan aged. Tho bondcd dcbt is 5-4,000,000, but how liiucli tlie lloatlng dcbt is and how grcat the runnlng cxpcnscs, nobody can tind out. The olllccrs transact thcir busl ncss iu sccrct scssions, nnd wlll givc 110 ac count of tbemsclvcs. A gang of clgbt nrnicd Jlcxicans cntcicd tbe storo of Jlr. Schubcrt nt Conception, Tcxns, 011 tho 0th inst., carrying away a largo amount of moncy and goods. No at tempt was madc to arrcst tlio band, who arc supposcd to liave llcd to Jlcxico. Scv cral ot thc band wcro lccognlzcd, nniong whom wcic Lconardo Flnrcs nnd Abrain Garcia, tbe notcd dcspcradocs. Tbe scicntiflc fratcrnlty nf S.111 Diego, Cal., aro in a gicat quandary ovcr a quccr fisb icccntlv sccn by n lmnting party off thc city. Ho wns 30 fcct lnmr, bhapcii likc a snakc, bad a tall iikc nn ccl's, whlch he wigglcd curiously, nnd hls llns wcre cach from tluco to five fcct long, Thc ncadcmy of Bcicnccs hcld a meetlng nnd adjourncd to thc grcat dccp to invcstigato tlio mon ster, but lio fallcd to nppcar beforo tlicm. Frcdcrick Rollowagon, of New York, dicd to vcry little purpose, a fcw nioiiths ago, hls thrco boiis tliink, for bo left his ono or two mllllon dollars in sucb a way that tho low scrvnnt girl he marrlcd can uso pretty miich all tbo lucomo 011 tbe pio perty, wlillo not a dollar's wortli of the real cstato can bo sold untll tho vouugcst grandson ls dcad. Tlio boys havc ns'kcd tho 6iurogato court to say that tbo old man wns crazy wlicn ho mado tbo will. It is an intcrcstlng Incldent of thc Ba zalno trial that an nppllcatlon madc to tbe Gcrman govcriiment to pcrmlt duc d' Aumalo to vlslt Jletz and tho nclglibor bood, ln order to vcilfy ccrtaln qucstlous ralscd at tlio trial, was positivcly lefuscd. The duc promiscd, if tbo pcrmlssion wih granted, to prcservo tho strictcst liicognlto, but the nnswer of tbo Gcrman nuthnrltic.i was that thcy "prcferred that tliis journcv should not tako place." Loulsvillc, Ky proposcs to bo tlio grcat oll dcpot of the South and tho Southwcst. Tho "Grcat Southcrn oll wotUs" recelvcd n largo quantityof oll from Pennsylvani.i, n few days ago, in tlio flrst train of tank cara that ever cntercd tho city. Largo Bliip ments will bo reccived from l'cnnsylvnnla, and tlio rich wells of Barien county, Ky., wlll bo devclopcd. Tbo tank cars fcnt South will rctnrn laden wlth turpcntlne, whlch, lt Is thouglit, can bo moiu caslly dlstrlbutcd tbrough tho Noithwcst from Loulsvillc than fiom llaltlmore, wbich Is now a grcat market for it. Tho New York Qrapiia dcprccalcs tho crucl ioko tliat, lt tho Spragucs fall, that othcr Rhodo Islanders wlll be admlttcd to tlio flrm of Brown & Ives. Unprcjudlccd pcopie, It snys, who liavo nttendcil 11 com lncnccmcnt at Brown Unlvcrslty In Provi dcnco, nnd bavo sccn n pi-occsslon of up ward of flfty mcn formed, Btretclilug nulto ncross tho stato fromMassncliuscttsto Con necticut, nnd eubsenucntlv marchlng, witb lockcd steps, In a circle, ln orilcr to kccp within thc limits of tlie Btate, know that theso elurs 011 11 Ilourishing. If not positivcly oyergrowii, stato nro wbolly wltliout foun-diuiou.