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THE RUTLAND WEEKLY GLOBE. FRIDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 14. 1873.
FIllDAY MORNING, NOV. H, 1873. XIIAMCSOIVINO DAY. Ily llla Kxcolloiicy,JiilluConvoro, tlovcrnor of UioSltUo of Vermont. A ntOCLAMATION. Tim ln Itscoasclcss march hns brought us ncnr, tlio clowlpt anothor year. summcr Is past, and autumn ls alrcady yleldlng to wintcr. The products ot tho cnrth nro garncd up for tlio Bustcnanco ot man and boast during barran months tliat nro bcforousl stlll falth nndhopo nssuro us that sprlng wlll agaln rotura, bring- Inz with It the bcauty and frngranco ot a new joar. "Howhosowordcannot bo brpkcn"has promlsed that Becd tlmo and harvest Bhall not fall. Now ls tho tlmo to rcmembcr tlio un- numbcrcd merclcs ot tho Ood : and whllo ro. Jotclng ln our gcncral prospcrlty, let us not forgot tho poor who nro always with us. In somopartsot our, country tho Klng ot Ter- rors has boen busy ln hls vrork of destructlon, white gencwlly tho merclcs and blcsslngs of (lod havo bcon sliowered upon us and dcmand our most gratetul pralso : Theroforc, ln accordanco with tlio Proclama. tlonof tho rrcsldontot tho Unltcd Statcs, and ln pursu&nco of lmmcmorlal custom, 1 do herc- by appolnt Thureday, tho twcnty-scvcntli fay ot Novcmbor next, as a day ot thnnksglvlng and pralso to (lod for Hls mcrclful klndncss tothls Cominonwealth and thopeoplo thereof, ns wcll ns lo thls grcat natlon ; and I oxhort tlio pcoplo of thls Stato to lay asldo all unncccssary lauor, to mcet ln thclr sovorrl placcs of public worshlp un tho day nbovo namcd, and thero carncstly Invoko tho forglvcnesa ot our many bIiis, and for Hls bountlcs and Ills protcctlon, and oiTcr t Illm our unlted prayers fortlielr conllnu M11CC. In wltncss whercof, I havo hcrcunto slgncd my namc, and causcd tho scal ot tho Stato to be aftlxcd, at Woodstock, thls twcnty-scv I..K.) enth day ot Octobcr, ln tho ycar of our Lord ono thousand olght hundrcd and socnty-thrce JUMl'S CO.NVIJItSE. lly tlic Oovcrnor, JOSEril I). DKM30X, Sccrctary of Clvll and Mllllury AHalrs. i:CO.O.TlY IN I.i:iiISI,.VTIO.V. The progress of tlie country liavltig sct- tlcil, foicvcr, the issucsupon which tlio rc- publirnu party wcnt bcforo tlio country In 1808, n convcntion of ilclcgatCB from cvery stntc ln the Uulon, asscnibled in Phllndel- phla ln .Iimc 1872, fortwopurposes, namc. ly : to inakc a ilcclaration of prlnciplca and to nomlnatc candidatcs, who would carry tliose prlncl)lcs luto cffcct. The "rccon. structlon" of tlio soutlicm statcs had bcen acconipllalicd, ns was conccdcd by tho nd mlsslou of Seiintors and Ilcprcsentntivcs tlicrcfrom on tlio floor of Congrcss, and the otlicr qucstlons, upon which tlicrc was n division, wcrc BCttlcd by constitutional amcndmcnts. The convcntion mct, and amoug otbcr things, plcdged tbcmsclvcs to :iu cconomical administrationof tlic govcin nient. If tbcir rcsolutions did not Bay so In cxpress tcrms, tlicy breathcd that spirit all thc waj through, ns did, also, tho specchcs tlicrc mado. Morcoyer, tho whole canvass was conductcd upon that ldca, as it would havc bcen insauo to liavo takcn any otlicr course. A party could not, for nn instant, stand that was not eo plcdged. Supposing thc republican party liad prc scnted thcir candidatcs for tho suffrages of tho pcoplo, refusing to plcdge tbcmsclvcs to cconomy, but nnnouncing that, in casc of bucccss, tho public moncy would be layisbly cxpcndcd, whcre would thoy liavo been clcction day? Gcncral Grant wns plcdged to cconomy, cvcry republican can ilidatc for Congrcss was plcdged to ccon omy. Any candidate, or any man, who declared lilmsclf opposcd to an cconomical administrntion of tlio govcrumcnt, from that momcut ccased to be cntirely a rcpub llcan, if not a republican at all. llo mlirht act, voto and agrcc with the party on most (luestions, but bc was not fully in nccord witb tho party on n vital point. Hcre, too, wc bco tliat the cndorscment of any man or nny sct of men does notmake a republican. If it did, thcre would be, to-day, uo repub lican party, or, at lcast, a vcry lcan onc. Thc whole ldca of an cconomical adminis- tration of thc government was vlolatcd in tbc incrcosc of salary act, and its rctroactivc clausc, or evcn wltbout that clauso. Yet the rcprcscntatlvcs of the republican party wcre and are responsiblo for it. It could not havo bcen passcd witbout thc nld of our rcprcscntatlvcs and tbesignatiire of our Prcsldcnt. Who wcro tlio truest republi cans? the twcnty.two Scnators and sixly ltcprcscntativcs who votcd against the bill, or thc twcnty-two Scnators and fifty-one ltcprcscntativcs wlio votcd for it, and tlio 1'icsidcnt wlio approved the bill and wboso signaturo mado it law. If rcpublicanism consists ln blind dcvotion and untbiuking fcubscrvienco to ono man or a Bet of mcn, becausc, pcrcliancc, tboy wcro placcd in olllce by our votcs, wbom shall wo support -and, tlicreby, demonstrato tliat we are icpiibllcan3 the men wbo liavo llved up to our avowed principlcs, or tlioso wlio bayc uttcrly disregarded them ? civii. Nincvici: itiuoiti. A vcry hnportant point was madc, du rlug the last prcsldcntlal campalgn, which wa spokcn of under tho gcncral heail of "clvll servico rcform." What that Is, wo Bhall, prcscntly, considcr, but wo dcsirc, by way of introductlon, to Bhow how lt camc to lie of any iniportancc. Tlio Unltcd Statcs Iias liccn in cxlstenco elghty.four yeara. We mcau that, during tliat pcrlod, it has bccnadlstlnct, compactstatcformed of otlicr statcs, to bo sure liaving a con slilution, which is the Buprcmo law of tho i.ru-.-riiK'ncnitJclectcd or" appolmcd ns proidcd by law, and n lcgislatlvo body aiilhorl7.cd tocnact laws, wliicli wo aic, ono and all, boiuid to obcy. During tho llrst half of thls pcrlod or, for forty ycara thero was nothing lieard of "clvll Bcrvlco rcform," as wo now undcrstand tho cxprcs Hlon, and tbcro was no necd that lt should havo bcon Bpokcn of. In Its prcscnt Bcnso uud mcaulng, an indlvldual, or party, would havo been Idiottc to liavo talkcdor rcsolvcd about lt, becauso tlio cvll did not cxist, and our potrlotlc iircdeccssors dldn't cven conccive tliat It could cver cxist. iJuring tno ndministration of Gcncral Wnshlngton clght ycars thero wcro nlno rcmovais from ofllco, ono beingndcfaultci uwiiu vuiuna, uunng uis iour ycara, rc movcd tcn ofllcere, includl'ni; n dcfaulter tlilrty-nlno wcrc removcd ln tho elnht ycars of JciTcrsoirs oilmlnlstration t thrco do. faultcra and two othcrs wcro removcd by James Jladison ln clght ycars. Jamcs Monroo was Prcsldcnt clght ycars and, In that timc, removcd six ofllco holdcra for causc, and threo moro, as was ullegcd at tno tlmo, without causo i whllo hls buc. ccssor, John Qulncy Adams, removcd only two, both for causo. So that during thco forty ycars, thero wero sovcnty.four ro- movais irom omco by tho fedcral admln. Istratlon an ayerago of lcss than two a ycar and not one of thcra for polltlcal rcasoas, whllo tho majorlty wcro removcd for malfeascnCD or raisfettscncb' lh ofllce. With tho Incotnlng oi theadminlstrtUlon of Gcncral Jacksoii thls was all dialiged, and tho dangcrous doctrino was auoptcd tliat "to the vlctors bclong tho spoll." Ilence forward, pcrsons, capable, honest, faltliful, wcro removcd from pctly ofllccs becauso tlicy dlsagrccd In polillcs with tho ndmln i9tratlon, and thclr places wcrc supplled bo ns to rcward tlic polltlcal eervlccs of polltl cal.followcrs. We rcfcr not, ot courso, to mcmbcrs of thc cablnct, wlio eliould bo in polltlcal accord witli tlio admlnistration, but to that vnst hoi-do ot ofnccs,whlch havo nothing to do with polltics, but rcciulro fot tho dlschargo of tho dutlcs tlicrcof,capablc, honest, lntclllgcnt incn. Tho natlonal republican convcntion, wliicli nsscmblcd ln riiliadclphla, ln June 182, changcil all thls. Thcrcaftcr, It was a vltal prlnclplc of republican faith that It was not truc, In polltics, that "to the vlc tors bclongs tlic spolis." A man could no longcr bc n good, honest, truo republican nml, at tho samc timc, clalm a non-political offlce as a rcward tor party scrvlcc. Tho dcclaratlon could not havo bcen moro cm. phatic than lt was mado by tho natlonal republican convcntion. Wo glvc its cxact words : "Any Byslcm of tho clvll Bcrvlco " undcr vhich thc Bubordlnnto positlons of " tlio government nro consldcred rcwards " for mcro party zcaus ftitalljilemoralutng, " and wo thcrcforo fuvoru'Teform of tho " Bystcm by laws which Bhall abollsh tho 11 CVlls of liatronttEO, alul inaUa ltonoaty. " clllcleucy, and IKlcllly tho csscntlal qual- " Iflcntions for public position, without " pracllcallycrcatingallfe tcnuroof ofllce." Thls ls clcar, cmphatic and to the point. Tho republican shlp sallcd with tbcso col ors nnllcd to hcr mastlicad, "no proscrlption for opinlons Bake j" "honcsty, cfllclcncy " and fldclity in public ofllce," and "no moro nppointmcnts as rcwards for party zcal." Undcr tlicse colors, thc battlc was fought and won. No ono could cntcr Into thc contcst, on tho republican bUIc, ond Ilght undcr tlioso colors ftandlng on that plalfoim, unle.sshegavc nhcarty adlicrcncc tlicicto, or was, at lieart, ti liypocrito and traitor. Is a man, can a man bo n rcpubli can without Bubscriblng to thls doctrino ? Wc tako lt that no mau is a truc, lioucst republican unless ho Biibscribes thcrcto, and cndeavors, by all tho means in hia powcr, toglvc it polltlcal cffcct. llercin, too, Is where tliodutyof clecting trustwor- tb,y Iioncst mcn to political ofllccs iscxcm- puucii. Diicn a man, naving sccurcd an clcction thcicby, wlll bo truo to hls pro. fcsscd principlcs, wliilc tho tlmo scrving ucmngogue and politician wlll Bcck to rc. taln powcr by "the cvils of patronage," and b3' nppointmcnts, or rcconmieiidalions for nppointmcnts, "as rcwards for mcro party zcal." Thc test of rcpublicanism is an .ulhcrcnco to tliis as ell as otlicr prin ciples, and not In n blind suppoit of mcn. Andrcw Johnson was ciected as a rcpubli can and as a reprcscntativo of republican idcns, but wlicn he dcpartcd tlicrcfrom, lie ccased to bc a republican, nml thc party did not hcsitate to repudiato him. So it is in tlic matterof this "clvil 6crvice rcform whcn any niau lic hc liigh in olllce or n privnte cilizcu altcmpts to go couutcr to this cxpress dcclaratlou.he ccasca to bc a rc- publlcan, and the peoplc wlll not hcsitate to dcuouncc him. AVii.vM' iiuki a iti:iM;m,it;A' t Within tlic past ycar, wc havc hcard from ccrtaln (iiartcrs, a good ncal of talk about thls mau or the otlicr liclng, or not beins, a republican ; of reading this, that or tho othcr man out of tho party : and havc, nlso, Bcen attcmpts, In tho samc di rectlon, to insluuato that ccrtaln individ uals liad no moral or lcgal right to parti cipatc m n republican caucus, as wcll as tho attcmpt to dictatc nominations becausc, peradvcnturc, ccrtain pcrsons namcd for such nominatlon did not agrce with thcm upou tho propriety of all and cvcry nomi natioa cver mado by thc republican party as it is called. What ls thc republican par ty and what constitutes a mcmbcr thereof Is it a blind, slavish, untliinking and un. rcosoning support of an indlvldual man.ccr- taln mcn or sct of mcn ; or ls it a bclicf in ccrtaln principlcs of govcrumental policy an carncet desire to seo thcm carried Into practicc, couplcd with an iionest endcavor to bring about thls cnd by rcprescntativ mcn rcprcscntatlvcs not only of tho prin ciples thus cspouscd but, also.of thc houor, honcsty, Integrity and manllncss of thc pcoplo ? The elcctions aro mainly over, and tho qucstion of party alleglance may Bcem of little conscqueucc now : but for thls veryrcason tho absurdity of tlio elalms set up by ' organs," as thoy delight tocall thcmselvcs and to be called, and thcir " cchoes," may bo thc moro phiinly Been. Is n man any thc moro or lcss a rcpubli can, cntltled to partlclpate In thclr primary mectlngs and nominatlng conycntions, rc ceivo thclr nominations for placcs of trust and rcsponslblllty, becausc, onco upon timc, ho saw flt to disrcgard a " regular Bomlnation" nnd voto against a " regular candidate." Pnrdon us If wo go outsido of tlio republican party for an illut tratlon of our rcmark. Thero are cnough, too many of thc samc klnd within our own rnnks. wo aro Borry to bay, but wo scicct thls ono becauso it illustiatcs tho wholo prlnclplc. In 1871, Thomas C. Ficlds was tlio " regu iar" dcmocratic candidate for membcr of tho nssembry froin tho nlnctccnth district of New York olty. Ily tho iawsof tho stato of New York, a district can bo reprc R'tltcd in tlij,nsscmljly hyu non.rvldant, nnn ino uixeiii mcn, incrciorc, ns tncir only hojio of bccuring tfio dcfcat of thls no- torious'Iammanyito and corrupt lcglslator, noininntcd Horatlo Scymour, of Utlcn, ln opposltlon. Ily acccptlng thls nominatlon did Govcrnor Scymour bccomo any tho lcss n democrat ? Ily votlnj; for him, did rc. spectablo dcinocrats ceaso to bo mcmbcrs o that party 1 Judglng from tho clcction rc- tums of 1870 and 1872somowhero bctwcen ono thousand and flflcou hundrcd rcpubli cans must havc, also, votcd for Scymour only tlartisecen votcs belnjr east for tl republican candidato, and he, mlndyou, was an " Indcpendent" not " regular" candidate. No onc ever doubted Oovcrnor Scymour'a dcmocrocy, but did thcso rcjiub- llcans, who votcd for him, ccaso to bo ro- publlcans? Tho mcro Biiggcstion of this ono caso and, as wo havo sald, thero nro many slmllar ohcs ln all partles shows tho absurdity of thcso kind of prctcnslons. If tlio support of candidates, uomlnatcd by a "regular" caucus or nominatlnit con ventlons, does not dctormino tho polltlcal aflllltttlon or standlng of an Indivldual.what uocs r i no answcr Is Blmplc. A bclicf In. an adhcrcnco to, and an endcavor to havo tho government conductcd ln accordanco with tho profcsscd principlcs of tho repub lican party, niakcsa man n republican, and nouiing ciso can. Ono man out of a liun. drcdcannottellyouthorcason why ho ls now a republican or domocrat, Ho knowi ho Is onc, becauso he has votcd nnd actcd with that partlcular party, and that ls rca son cnough for him. Tnlk with somo of thcso democrats, and thcy wlll, somt of thcm, explaln tlio "rcason why ;" they nro opposcd to nn Unllcd Statcs bank, go for hard moucy," a sub-trcasury, ctc, ctc qucstlons wliicli thcy, lu thclr youth, or elr fnlhers bcforc them fought and Bd- tlcd long ngo. In llke niaimcr, one of these rcpubllcnns would tcll you tliat hc as opposcd to tlio cxtenslon of slavcry Into frcc lcrritory ( nnothcr favoicd lcgls latlon lu thls or that dlrectlon for the re constructlon of thc soulhcrn states, ctc.ctc. Is lt Btrangc, after all, that so fciv nro fa lnlllar with tho pilnciplcs they profi-ps? llereln Is found tlio nnswerto tlio qucstion what's in a naine ?" Namcs, moro tlian anything clse, kccp partics togcthcr. Tho republican party flrst liad a natlonal cxlst enco somo Bevcntccn yc.irs ngo, and n local habltatlon and namc two ycurs carllcr, It was formed on n dlstlncllvo prlnclplc, and pon that prlnclplc lt tonk issuo with the dcmocratic party. Tho contcst of 18S0 was fought upon that Issuc, ns was that of 1800, whcn tlic battlo was won for cver. 'ractlcally, the republican or dcmocratic parties nrc not tho samo now thcy wcrc thlrtccn j'cars ago. Tiie issucs and pilnci plcs, nn adhcrcnco to nnd support of which Ihcn constltutcd thc partlcp, mo tcttlcd, dcad nnd burled. In 1804, a new rcpubli crfn party wns formed, bo to fpcak, cnm. ),(HOl, t 1m RIIIM, ll.lltlll- .if tlll RIIIIIC IIR'll although thc natlonal roiivcntlon of that ycar, at liallimore, containcd a vnst num- bcr of dclcgatcs who, four ycars bcforc, would havc consldcred it an Insult to havc bcen called rcpubllcans but foundcd upon n new nnd dlstinctlvo prlnclplc, namcly n vigorous prosccutloii of thc war. An nd- licrcnco to this.and Its furthcrcncc In cvcry posslblo way, tlicn constltutcd a lepubli can. If a votcr Biibscribed to thls doctrino then ho was a republican ; if not, tlicn he was on thc othcr sldc. When wo conio to 1808, wc flnd the samc stato of facts to cxist. Tho army liad madc tlio platform of tlic lcpublican party, as laid down ln 1801, somellilng more than n dcclaratlon of principlcs. Tlicy liad cn- forced it nt thc point of tho bayonct, and thero remaincd no authoritntivc dcnlaratlon of principlcs upon wliicli tho pcoplo could range thcmselvcs, nnd go bcforc thc votcrs of tho country for nn cndoiscincnt thereof. Thc old issucs wero thus, agaln, settled, dead and burled. Thero were cnough is- bucs before the country, but nonuthoilta tivo dcclaratlon thereof. Wo say "au. thoritativc dcclaratlon," for bucIi It is nnd such it must needs bo, in ordcr to lorni a party or conlinuo it ln cxistcuce, as our polltics now is, nnd has bcen, for ycars, conductcd. Thls "authoritative dcclara tlon is obtaincd tlirougli n liational con vcntion. Prior to tlio mecting thereof, n man may be nn honest, sinccrc republican or democrat ; at tho ndjournmeiit thereof he may be as Iicncstly and slncerely n bit ter opponcnt of tho party bcaring tlicname of that witli which hc liad long been nssocl atcd. In May, 1803, delccntcs from tlic republican party, as it liad bcforc cxis'tcd, mct nt Chlcago, nnd mado a new dcclara tlon of principlcs cntirely diffcrcnt irom nny which thcy liad bcforc nnnounccd. In dccd, up to that timc, or to within a ycar or two prior thcrcto, thcy would havc bcen mcaninglcss. Wc havc no rcfcrcncc to tlioso glittcring gencrnlitics, which always forin tho largcr part of cvcry "platform," but to thc HvliiK, vltal micstlons upon which mcn dllfcr. Tlic burdens of this dcclaratlon cousistcd of nn cndorscment of the "rcconstruction policy of Congrcss" and "equal suffrage." Tho bclicf in and advocacy ot tlicso measurcs, or thc rcvcrsc, determincd n inan's political stnndins. Four ycars moYe pass by. The southcrn statcs liavo all been "reconstructcd" In nc. cordanco with tlio "policy of Congrcss," and "cqual suffrage" was secured. Tlio republican party liad acconipiishcd all lt liad sct out to do, and, ln our judgmcnt, liad acconipiishcd it ln tho best manner posslblo under tlio cireunistances. All ls- sucs bclng agaln settled, dcad nnd buried, the pcople, who liad therctoforo nctcd wltl; tho republican party and somo wlio liad not wcnt up to Pliiladelphia to declare whcre they placcd thcmselvcs upon the Issues of thc day if, Indccd, there were nny "issucs of the day." Whocver bon cstly ncqulesccs in that declaratioii and cn deavors U givc thcm practic.il elTcct, is a republican otlicrwlsc not. It is not n qucstion of men, but of mcasurcs j it Is not a qucstion of "regular nomlnations,"but of principlcs j it is not a qucstion of subservi cncy to caucus dlctatlon, but of nn carncst advocacy of n bclicf ln scntlments promul gated at Pliiladelphia ln June 1872. We nre d republican j wc belicvo in cacli nnd every prlnclplc cnunclated by that convcn tlon j and wc proposo, to-morrrow, to pro- pound n cpiestlon or two ln order that tb pcoplo may bco who are and wbo are not truo rcpubllcans. (iolilvn AVcdillllir. Joseph Adanis wns born ln Londonderry N. II., Fchruary 1st, 1802, but canie with hls parcnts to Whllehall, N. Y., In 1800, On tho 0th of JNovember, 1823, ho marrled Stclla Mlllcr, daughtcr of Willlam Jlilicr, who llved In Ilampton, N. Y., nnd Bistcr of Wni. Miller widely knowu nt u lnter day ns "Fnther Miller, who nlso llved in Ilampton, N. Y,, just ncross the hno irom Fnlrhaven, Yt, In JnnuaryljjSji, tbo. young couplo moTI"tO FflHhaven, Itvl In a liouse on West Btreet, Ilero Sfr. Adams carried on tho business of makln boot nnd shocs. IIc wns lilmsclf a sklll fnl workman, and, for that tlmo, carried on qulto an oxtcnslvo busincss, Bomctlmcs cmploying sevcral journeynicn nnd npprcn tlccB. llesldes bclng n good shocmnker, ho posscsscd tho accempllshmcnt of bclng good vlollnlst a good ln tbolangu. ngo of thoso days nnd was accustomcd to plck up many nn honest dollarplaylng for partics on week-day cvculngs, playlng tlio samo Instrumcnt In church on Sunday. IIc carried on thc busincss of Bhoemaklng nt Yarlous locatlons in towu untll 1818, whcn ho sold out and rcmoycd to ltaclnc, AVis, In 1815, ho rcturncd to Fnlriiavcn nnd im mcdiately cngagcd In tho marblo buslness, In company with Alonson Allcn nnd Wm, O. Ktttrcdgc. In this busincss lio has liccn constautly cngagcd from tliat tlmo to thls and has watchcd Its growth from tho Bmalicst posslblo bcglnnlng uutll It hns bc. como ono of tho lcadlng Industrlcs of Vcr mont. Though passlng through many uarK nnu uiscouraglng ycars, bcosous lanlc and commcrclal dcpresslon, ho has been groatly prosporcd nnd now, havlng passcu tno ago ot inrco acoro ycari and tcn, ho ls known In thla commuulty os a rlch man llvca In a marblo manslon, rlchly zurnuueu nas cattio nnd lands, houses and mllls, money nnd Btocks, (not North rcul'aclflc.) In fact Joseph Adams Is rc gardcd ns a fortunnto nnd happy man. Certalnly, no onc doubts that ho ls eo, who was at tho Adams marrlago on Fhursday cvcnlng, Noy. Cth, on tho llftlcth nnnlvcr sary of hls wcddlng day. Grcat preparatlons liad been madc i cx trn help had bcen cmployed i cvcrytlilni; about thc plaeo was recclvlng n sevcrc liollshlng nnd it wns cvldcnt tliat Bom tblng Unusual was nbout to transplne. Sklllful catcrcrs liad bccnntwoikj myste rlous boxcs nnd jars liad bcen dcpostted ot thc door by tlioso wboso Imslncss lt ls fo Batlsfy tho lfincr man. A large nuuibcr of Invltatlons had gonc forth, nddicsscd to pcrsons many of wbom rcsldcd ln djstaiil statcs. During tlfty ycars of happy mafc rlcd llfe thclr circloot frlciulshadiinturally bccomo vcry wlde. It was thclr lntentlon to bring togcthcr ut tliis goldcn wcdJing thc old fricnds of tlic couplo ln eaily llfc, thc rclatlons and thclr fnmllles, nnd tho moro Intlmnto fricnds nnd ucighbors ln this Immcdlatc locality. Tlio nunibcrs who re spondcd to invltatlons must certalnly havc cxccodcd thclr cxpcctatlons. ,No ono cver saw bo many gray hcads In onc famlly galliering bcforc. As ncarly ns could bo ascertnined, nbout two hundrcd wero prcs cnt nnd most of thcso wero over llfty ycars ot ngc, whllo somo hnd ncarly doublcdthat numbcr of ycars. Thero wero rcprcscnta tlvcs of twclvo iiclghborlng lowns. Six pcrsons wero prcscnt who wcro wltncw,is ot thc manlngc flfty ycars ngo. Of tlifc fiuntly it r.liialhau rhchw, blx chllirfiTir nll w ho nre now llv!ng,wcrepre.'ient,rtnd thc youngcst ls llf ly-flvc ycars of age. Josepli nnd Stclla lookcd liloomlng nnd luppy, and had it not been for locks pllgMly inixcd with sllver, and occaslonal wiinklcs, ono nlgiit have thought they wcro cclcbratlnx thcir first wcdiling nnnlvcrs.iry Instend of tho flftlcth. Tho lirido lookcd cspeciallv frcsh, nnd tho strong reseinblnncc bctwcen hcr face and that of Martha AVnshlngton, ns sccn In tho old portrnils, was rcmaikcd by many. The white vcst wliicli thc groom woic on hls wcdiling day was c. hibitcd nnd in n good stato of picpcrvation. but n little out of stjlc. Tlic bride's cakc. ornamcnicii wun Deaulllul mnnosrnm. restcd on u llnc white llnen spic.id, tlic thread of ulilch w.is spun nnd h ovch by thc motlier ol thc grnnm, nt lcast seventy- llvc yearj ago. Tho catcrcr was Jeriy l.cU, of Poult ney. Undcr hls supcrvlslon, nnd tliat of is afsistnnts, thc tnbics prcscnted n vcry plcaslng elTcct. Tn&tcfully oinamcnted with llowers, frults, and mosses, nnd loadcd with cholco viands, nll had ninple ojiportu nlty to fcast the fancy or indulgc ln moro substaiitial food. During the cvcnlng thc groom w.13 iniiuccd to "wake liis slunibcr ing lyrc," or ln otlicr words to bring out liis fiddlc, nnd cntcrtaln hls gucsts with a fcw old-fashloncd danclng tunes. Mrs" IJowker, orOrwcll, nlso nddcd niuch tollie lilcasure of the occasion by s'mging some pieccs, of moro nv)dern cnmposltlon. The whole asscnibly nlso jolnal in singing some of tlio goods old liymns ot fifty ycars ago, which nrc stdl staple, nnd always wlll bc. In spite of tho admonitlon of " nopru- tnU, containcd ln thc carils of invilation, a fcw lieli prcsents wcrc madc. "Unclo Joseph" was the rceipicnt of ix gold hcadcil cane, which wns prcscnted in n little spcceli by Mr. K. II. Pliclps, in behalf of thc ncphows nnd nciccs. "Grnnd-niamma" also rccclvcd n beautiful gold ring which was ncatly prcscnted by Ad.i M. Adams, a little grandchlld. Uev. K. llnvcn, nf Shoreham, clghty-onc ycars of age, for many ycars nn Intiinato fiicnd of tho famlly, being called upon, came forward and addressed tlio couplo lu rhyme, as follows : Full tlfty happy ycars Haro past from carth nway, Undlmmcd by many grlcfs or toar, Hlnco your blcst wcddlng day. How bwcct tho liours of rest, How bllssful every morn, To hcarts In such a unlon blcot Whom pcace and lovo ndorn. How oft to your sweet homo Have fricnds nnd klndrcddcar, With hcarts of purcst rrlcndslilji, Cumo To blcss cacli passlng ycar Your hcarts and hands wcro warm To glvo thcm your embracc, And full ncccss to every charm Tliat relgns tlirougli nll tlio placc. No latch-strlng havo they found Drawn ln to guard your door, Or strangers warn f roin gath'rlng roim l To sharo your plcntcous storc. Though parents, chlldrcn, frlend, Hnvo passep from cnrlh nway, (lod stlll on you hlshlesslng sends, Crowntngwlth bllss each day. Inyour parcntal bowcr Two noblo plants havo grown, Your Joy nnd comfort cvery hour, Your rlchest eartlily crown. Ijng may they bless your years As tlmo shall roll nway ; Now tho glad Jubiltt appcars, Your gohten veJJin.j day. A large nuuibcr of plcasant lclters wcro rccclvcd from pcrsons who could not bc prcscnt, and could only send thclr rcgrcts, Some of these wero read nnd Iicarlily cn joycd. Ono from Hcv. lt. S. Cushman, of Manchester, n natlve of Falrhavcn, and a llfc-long frlcnd of tho famlly, lltterally sparklcd witli brlglit thougiits aud happy rcminisccnces. Anothcr from ltcv. lt. I,, Ilcrbert, of Marlon, Iowa, lato of Fair haven, was, of course, raro rlch nnd racy At n lato liour, old and young, snld "good-nlght," nnd lcft for thclr bomes, Iia- voking blcsslngs nnd yet many happy yearrupon tbo hcads of JobCli Adanis nnd Stclla -Miller. Osk WllO WAS Tmkuk, Tho .iv York I.t gloluliiru lii'imli. llrnn, It ia now ccrtaln that thc legislaturo oi Now ork ia republican by n good woikln majorlty in each liouse. Tlio Bcnato l Bevcntccn rcpubllcuns to fourtccn ilemo. crats, and ono Indcpendent, whllo tho as Bcmbly hns Bovcuty-oiio rcpubllcnns to flfty six dcinocrats nnd ono Indcpendent. Theie nro many now mcmbcrs in both houscs. and lu both, tho polltlcal charactcr of tlic reprcscntativo has bcen changed ns wcll ns tho pcrson. In tho Bcnato democrats Aic. cccd rcpubllcans lu tho bccoiuI, slxth clevcnth, twclfth, thlrtccuth, twcnly-thlrd twcnty-Bcvcnth nnd thlrty-fli-Bt district. In tlio nsscmbly dcinocrats como from uncx. pcctcd locnlltlcs. ICssox, Montgomery Wnrrcn and Yntcs cacU scnd a democrat. although gtvlng tho republican stato tlckct n majorlty. Tlio rcpubllcans carry two dls tricts In Albany county, ono lu Dutchcss and tho Schuyler county district, whlcl thcy fallcd to bccuio last ycar. Tov IIanjos. Tho "Unltcd Statcs Ilan jo Company," at Sprlugflcld, Vt., which Is engagcd In tho manufncturo of thorcccntly Invcnlcd toy banjo with a body of tln nnd Btrlngs of wlro has l.COO Instrumcnts In constructlou. ATKOCinitS AS-iARSINATIO. A Mululfll't Altnclc Upon n nimilinl litn Itlnrltctiiinii, Just before midnlght ou Saturday Mr. Dzcklcl K. Flnch shut up hls stand in Mnnhattau market nnd Btarted up Tblrty fourth strcct on hls way homo to 173 I.cx ington nvcuuo. Ncnr J. McMnster's Btono yard he wns surroundcd by soveral rufllans, two of whoniBclzcd hlni,ono by tho tbroat, the otlicr by thc nrms. Although over- powercd by the sudden nttack Mr. r inch wicnclicd lilmsclf partly frco nnd shoutcd "Murdcrl murdcri" At thls ono ot tlio nssnsslns sclzcd him agaln by tbo throat hlsslng in hls car TH klll you," nnd plungcd a knlfo Into hls brcast. Tho cry of miudcr drcw pcrsons to tho doois of tho two drlnklng Baloono ncnr by, nnd from tho windows nll nlon? tho Btrect nlght coppcd hcads wcro pokcd out nnxiously in- (iiilrlng what was tlio troublc. Seclng the commotlon Mr. Fincli's crlc3 had nrouscd tho nssnsslns lled, many pcrsons Bcelng thcm turn tlio strcct. Tho inmnles of tlio Fnloons ran up to tho spot whcre thcy judgcd tho nttack had bcen made, nnd tlicrc, just opposltc tlio gatc of McMaster's slono yard, they found n man unconsclous on n sidcwnlk wcltcrlng In liis hlood. A pollco olllccr nsslstcd in rcmovlng Mr, Flnch to tlio pollco stntlon In Thlrty scvcuth Btrect. ItECOONITION. Aftcr thcir nrrival lu tlio statlon thcy rc cognlzcd tbo man ns Kzcklel K. Flnch, a wcll-known market man. Although Mr. Flnch was Btlll suffcrlng from tho Bhock, hc rccovcrcd sulllciently boou aftcr tho nr rival of thc pollcc surgeon to tcll liis namc, nge, buslness, nnd placc of rcsidcnce. Tlio surgeon tlicn forbado him to spcak. The bcniorrhage had ccased, but thc frothy ap. penranco of tho blood nt thc orlflco of tlic wound fhowed that tlio lung had bcen pcnctratcd. Ono hundicd nnd fourtccn dollars nnd n vnluablo gold watch wcrc found ln Mr. Finch'a pockct. When tlio ambul.incc nnivcd Mr. Flnch had rclapscd into iiiscnslbllity. Tlio ambu lancc Burgcou ndminlstcrcd n stlmulnut nnd had Mr. Flnch latd in tho auibulancc. IIc coiitlnucd to slnk nll tbo way to liclleviie llospital. After hc had bcen borne into tlio ward and put to licd, tlic surgeon found Bcarcely nny pulse nt the wrist. Ills lips wcro lilue nnd be wns dying of sliock. Artilleial rcsplratlon, lieat, nnd powcrful stimulants wcro frccly givcn, nnd nftcr two liours and n half thc surgeons had tbc satis facllon of seclng thcir patlcnt benin to rnlly, being litcrally snatchcd from thc jaws of death. Mr. Flnch had bcen ttabbed tbrec tlnics. Onco just bciow tho point of tlic right i-Iiouldcr, u second blow madc n long gash in liis ovcrcoat without enlcring liis bi east, the thlrd plungcd into hls chcst just to the left of thc brcast bono bctwcen thc cartllagcs of thc fourth nnd and liflli rilis. Tliis was tlic stab that fcllcd him to tho sidcwalk, tbo knlfo hav lng passcd Into nnd probabably tlirougli tho lowcr lobc of tho left lung. Fortu nately no important nrtcry had bcen dividcd and the intcinnl licmnrrhage liad bcen vcry bllglit. HOl'E. During tho forcnoon Sunday 'tlic rcac- tlon contiuued, aud at tlio surgcon'a vislt, about noon, Mr. Finch'a pulso wns 100, full nnd strong. Nourislunent was givcn lu tl", nftcrnoon, nnd prccnutionB wcro takcn ngnlnst fevcrs. Ills wife wns per mlltcd to bcc him. Tliis sccnied to chcer him up nnd do n grcat deal of good. About llve o'cloclc Sunday aftcrnoon tlio rxccllcnt carc bcgan to dcvclop good rc sults. .Mr. Finch's pulsc had fallcn to 90, and n gentlo p&qiiratlon liad brokcn out all over hls body. Whcn he lay still ho said tliat hc suffercd no paln. Tnlking slowly for a short timc did not glvo much pain, but n long hrcath or the lcast niotion caused intcnso agony. Tho surgeon sald that hls intclligcncc, good conslitution, nnd nbstc- nilous liablts Incrcascd Mr. Finch's chanccs of rccnvcry onc-lialf. Although he was stlll in n vcry precarious condltlon, ho thought that unlcsa fevcr sct ln hls chanccs of recovcry wcro good. Mr. Fincii had n stand in the Mnnliattan Jlarkct nt tho foot of West Tliirty-fourtli strcct. Thero hc sold buttcr, chceso and country producc. IIc did thc bcst busl- ncns of nny Btnnd lu thc market ln hls lluc, tclllng a bctterquallty of goods at n eiicap- cr rate than hls neighbors. liis stand was oftcu crowded with customcrs when othcrs wcro ttauding Idle without a buycr. Thls cvclted n dcnl of JEAI.OUSV. Some of hls envlous rivals had fhown llicir mallco ln many ways. About two Mceks ago thcso mcn liurlcd mlsslles atMr, Flnch, ono of which Btruck hls leg.wound- Ing him scvcrely. This attacl: wns made Inowu to thc Marketmen's Socicty, wlio ttiok actlon upon it. IIo belicvcd that citlier thcso mcn wcro hls nssallants, but could not sco them dlstlnctly. Ilnt whcn tlio rufllan selzcd him by tlio throat tho Bccond lime ho hlssed lu hls car, "I'll klll you." Thls volco Mr, Fincii sald hc shouid rtnicnibcr to hls dying day. Ho thought hc could idcntlfy tlio man who stabbcd him by hls volce. From thc tlmo that ho rccclvcd tlio wound untll bo found lilmsclf Intho liospltal hc could rcmembcr nothing, Tho nelglibora spcak vcry lilglily of Mr, limli, dcsortbing him ns n gcntlcmnn rc icctcd nnd beloycd by nll witli whom ho liad Intcrcourse, For forty ycars ho wns conncctcd with tho dry goods houso nt 272 and 271 Howcry. A short tlmo ngo ho wcnt into tlic produce busincss, nnd bought a Btnnd' in Mnnliattan market. At 173 I.exlngton nvenuo hls wlfo kceps n rcspect ablo boarding housc. Scrgeant W'oods of tho Thlity-scvcnth strcct pollcc, sald that tbo attcmpted as- sassluation wns ono of tho most mystcrious nnd dastnrdlv oulracca cver commltti.il In lils prcclnct. Not tho sllghtcst cluc, ho addcil, hnd bcen obtaincd ns to who mado tho nttack. Thc only motlvo ho asslgncd for tho assault was robbery. Tho rcason ho glvcs for tbo vlllalns not obtalnlng tbo money wns that they wcro filghtcncd nway by Mr. Finch'a crlcs nnd tlio nppronch of assistancu. Willlam Toombs, of filO AVcst Twcnty- thlrd strcct, wns nrrcsteii msi nigiii on bus nlciou nf belinr ono of Mr. Fincli's ossns. sins, IIo was seen running tlirougli Tiilrty-Bcventh Btrcet on Snturday nlght just aftcr the nssnssluatlon. Kmiouants ItETUiisisa to Knqland, In vicw of a great Bcarclty of work and conscqucnt Buifcrlng during tho comlng wlntcrtlirougliout tlio country gcncrally, tho socicty ot Amalgamatcd Cnrpentci-s aro Bcnding lnrgo numbcis of Kngllsli work mcn bclonglng to thclr socicty, somo of wlmm linvi, riccntl' landcd in this countrv. back to England, to work thero during lho perlod of dcprcsslon of busincss on tliis eldo of tlio water. Many havo nlrcady Ballcd. nnd larce nddltlonal numbcis wlll ( be takcn by stcamcrs salllng for London I anu i.iyerpooi, Tho Uttilcrzook 'rrlnl. VERDICT OF GUtLTY OF MCItDEn I THE flllST tlEOREE. At half past nlneo'clock Sunday mom- Ing the jury sent a note to Judgo llutler, which ho would only rccclvo ln opeu court. The nttorncys wcro notlficd, nnd the pris- oner brought In. He was ncatly drcsscd, and though showlug slgnsof catc and nnx Icty nppcared much moro clieerful than on Friday. Although tho movemcnt was madc vcry gcntly, tho nppcnrance of the prlson- cr on tho wny to the court houso drcw to- gcthfr n large crowd by tho tlmo tbc jury came In. Tho court opcncd nt twcnty mlnutcs nftcr tcn o'clock, whcn tho jury camo ln nnd answcrcd to thclr namcs. Thc judgo statcd that ho had rccclvcd from tbo jury n scalcd uotc, which hchad dccldcd to open and rcad in open court, ln prcscncc of the prlsoncr. IIo tlicn rcad tlic nolc, which was n rcqucst to sce tho judgc. Tbo judgo statcd that ho was wllllng to licar any conimunlcation they liad to makc. Mr. Morton. forcman of tho iurv- The jury nrc unnulmous ln tho opinion i no uourt stop, stop, l must not ncar anytlilng In rcgard to your dlfllculllcs nnd dllfcrcnccs in tho jury room. If -ou dc sirc nuy iuformatlon upon thc law or tho cvldcncc ln tho caso I wlll ansuer. Mr. Morton Wo fccl that wo nro total ly unablc to ngrco upon n vcrdiet unless wc have somo moro llght lu rcgard to the cvldcncc. Jtulge Uutlcr It you wlll namo thc wlt ncss in rcgard to which you necd informa tlon I wlll read tho ovldence to you. Mr. Morton ln rcgard to Dr. Ually'a tcstlniony. Tho Court tlicn sent for tho notcs nnd rcad tho deslrcd cvldcncc carcfully. Mr. Morton tlicn sald that tho counsel had particularly called thcir nttentlon to ccrtain papcrs which thcy wcro chargcd to cxnmmc cnreiuiiy. i ncse papcrs hail not bcen put before them. Thc Court askcd If thc iurv wantcd thcm and Mr. Morton sald ho thought some of thc mcmbcrs did. lho couit said it would scnd for the pa pcrs nnd pass upon thcm nnd scnd thcm ln, which wns dono Judge llutler tlicn said thcy would now lic rcturncd to thcir room. 'ln answcr to thc nnnounccmcnt that tlicy could notngrcc hc could only say that thcy nll icgrcttcd to licar thcm say so. It was thcir duty to sccktongice. It is not tlic duty of nny man on n jury to scck tomake othcrs agrce with lus opluton ono way or tlio otlicr. lt wns thclr duty to slt down with n full Bcnso of thclr rcsponslblllty before God nnd mukc honest, patlcnt, nnd carncst in vcstlgation, cndcavorlng to arilve at the trutli. Anythliig Ilko obstlnacy or an en dcavor to lorco an opinion on thc part of any juryman was not only wrong but m lilgh ilcgrcc ciimlual. A wilful goln, astray upon onc sldc or thc otlicr ls a hia criinc. Tlicy liad not bcen out so long that thc court doubted thcir nbillly to ngrce, nnd he cntcrtalncd no thought of discharging them. Tlio Judge conciudcd as follows : We rcgret your troublc. You havc our dccpcst syinpathy, but wc cnnnot nld you. cxcepi to answcr sucii qucstlons as you may Thc iury ihcn. rcturncd to thclr room and the court ndjourned. At two o'clock i). m. tho Court was rc- opcncd on Information that tho jury had agrccd. Tlio pnsoner was brought into Court, and tho jury came In with dow ncast countcnanccs, none of thcm looklug nt the lirisoncr. Mr. Moton, thc forcman, liad tears in liis cycs. 1 he usual questions as to vervict wcro tlicn put, nnd tlic forcman answcrcd ' Guilty o f murdcr iu tho llrst dcgrec, Tlic usual formula was answcrcd to by cacli liicmncr ot tno jury scparntciy. iiuigu liutier sam : ucniicmcn, your dutlcs havo bcen arduous nnd palnful nnd wo linvo sympatliized with you very dcep ly. Wo now dlscliareo you, aud for the careful and patient manner in which you nave luiuiicu your tiiity you nro cnuucii to tho thanks of your fullow citlzcns' IIo also said that ns mnny of them aa rould not rcacli tucir nomes to-uay couui come in at tho nsscmbllng ot tlio Uouit to-morrow morning and nnd answcr to thcir namcs and tlicv would bo nllowcd another dav ln thc casc ot thnsc wno couni not uo tliis hc had no doubt thc Commlssioncrs would allow it nuvhow. Mr. Pcidue, thc prisoncrs counsel, mado n motion for a new trial nnd was told hc liad four days lu which to lllc liis rcasons. Tho prlsoncr was remandcd back to jail and thc court adiourncd. Althoui;h sevcral of the jury scemcd dccply niTected by the wcight of their rcsponsibility tlic prisoncr showcd no emotlon whatevcr, but gazcd on cacli juryman as ho gavo in hls vcrdiet. When all was over he adjustcd liis hat to a nlccty on liis hcad nml wnlkcd out of the court room m cuargo oi tne sucrnt wun nothing nbout him ot thc nir ot n man walking to liis doom. Tlio linllotlng by jury was ns follows First ballot Guilty, 0 ; not guilty, 5 : one undccidcd. Second, the samc. Thlrd Guilty, 9 ; not guilty, 0. Fourth Guilty 5: not iruilty. 7. Fifth Guilty, 4: not Kullty, 8. Slxth, nn cven ballot. At this point they wcnt ln and rccclvcd thcinstruc. tlons of thc court. Scvcnth ballot Guilty, 9 ; not guilty, 3 j Eighth Guilty, 11 j not guilty, 1. On tho twclfth ballot nll votcd culitv in the llrst dcgrec, nnd thus closcd the second nct of this crime. The causc which kcpt tlio inry out so lona is under. Btood to bo their lnability to agreo upon thc qucstion ot tno liientity ot tno jicmington villo body as that of W S Goss. This anncars to Iiave bcen sct at icst bvthcex. biliitlon of tlio lettcra writtcn by Goss nnd Wilson anil n review ot mo cvniencc o Dr. Ilaily. Tlio Vnllcil NlntCK Murve) . Tlio nnnual rcport of tho Sccrctary tho Intcrlor wlll show that tho Uultcil Statcs gcologlcal and gcographical survey of tlic territorics, under tlio dlrectlon of liis dcpartmcnt has contlnuedits opciations In tlio AVcst during tho past scason. Tho fleld work wns bcgun about thc middlo of -May. The district rccommended for tho work of tho year 1873 embrnccd tlio castcrn por tion of Colorado, lying bctwcen parailcls 38 dcg. nnd 30 dcg. 20 min. north, nnd bc twcen mcridlans 104 dg 30 min. and 107 ig west, and compriMHl nlxmt 20,000 squaro mllcs. This nrca was dividcd into tbrce dlstrlcts und tho survey ot each cntrustcd to n ml.xcd party of gcologlsts nnd topo- graphcrs. Tho northeru district Included tlie Middlo Park : thc mlddlc, tlio South Park ; and tlio soutlicrn, tho San I.uis Ynl. Icy. Tlio wholo nrea, which Is aliout 100 milcs broad, cmbraccs tho grnndest rangcs of mouutntns nnd tho grcatest group of lofty pcaks known on tbo contlnent. From tbo Bummlt of Mount Lincoln, bc twcen tlio Middlo nnd South pnrks, over twcnty pcaks 14,000 fect and upwards, and 200 wboso BUinmlts rlso abovo 12,000 fect can bo sccn. Ilcsldcs tho threo partles mciitloncd nbovo thero wcro thrco otlicr partics, ono of which carried on thc prl mary trlangulatlons from tho Bummits of tho most important pcaks lu tho dlstilct A photogra'phlo nnd nquartermaster'sparly also formed part of tho organlzatIon,whlch may bo rcgardcd os unusually complcto for tho dutlcs for which lt is deslgncd, A prc- llnilnary fleld-map was prcparcd ln tho Bpring, boscd on tho land Eurvcys of thls dcpartmcnt, which lndlcatcd tlioso portlons which wcro lcast kuown and which nccded tho most careful cxainlnatlon. It ls tho purposo ot tho survey to carry on a careful and syBtcmntlc work, which shall not bo rcqulrcd to bo pcrformcd nguin whllo tho Territorics rcmaln as waiils of tho Gcncral Governmcut. Tho collectlons ln gcology, botany, and natural hlstory and tho photo graphio vlews aro os oxtcnslvo nnd valua mo as tuoso ot tuo provious years. Dkski!tki!i Take Nutiok, Aii ordcr has bwn i'wucil paiduning nll dvscitcis from tlic Unltcd Stnlos nrmy who leturn to thclr duty by January 1st. DisoitAccrt'i. H v. A dlsgwf'fiil iow occurred at tbc A' mi IIoiiic, l.i Dciby, on tho 10th ult., I cen tevcral lud rbaraf ters congregatf.l thpro, nxcs, pitiiifork-", knlvcs.ctp,, lieiuj frcely uscd. Tka.m St.u.es. Two wceks ngo, I'. II Kcndrick f Puliipy. lont a man liii teaui to go tn v'lpolc, N. II., and leturn tlii' next din, nnd tliat U llic last bc hns seeh f It. 1. Jaii. -Sulllvan Gouid, of Peru, U In '! nt Manchester, for ntliMiiptlng to shoot lim llynrd. IIo nskM to sco tbc gun of the lattcr, who wns out liuiitlng, and nftcr tnking lt endoavori'd to dlschnnrc It nt lly nrd, but it fnllcd to go oIT. Watcii Stoi.en. A thlef cntciod tho csldcnrc ot Hilon Hnmp, of Wallingford, last Snturday, ln broad dayllght, and stole tlicrcfrom n watch nn.l chnln bclonglng to Oscnr II. lliunp. FiiiE. Harnum& Iilchardson's cxtcnslc Btcatn saw mlll, J. D. McNnughton, ngcnt, licar thc Giccn Mountain liouse on tbc Peru turnpikc, ln Winhall, Bennington county, was burncil on Friday morning. Insured n tbo Vermont Mutual for -3,O00. A Petition. A pctltlon has liccn pic- Bcntcd lo tho Canadlan Houso of Commons ngalnst Amcrican mcrcantllc ngenclcsdolng )iilncss In Cnnndn, claimlug tliat tlicy arc rrcspoiisiblc nnd n mcdlum for mallciously njurinsr inerchnnts, and nrc bcyond thc jurisdicllon of Cnnadian courts. SKTTi.r.MEXT. Mr. John D. Fny, wbo rcslgncd thc postinastcrship of Ashburn ham, Mas., in 1803, nnd forwardcd liis nc counts to Washington, supposing tliat hc ncltber owcd tlic government nor thc gov ernment him, Iias just rccclvcd !J101.20, wliicli the dcpartmcnt nt nshlnglon a fcw wceks slncc notlfled him was liis duc. " AitiiESTKii Kon SrEAi.iNO. A young orphnngirl llvlng with John Guyer, ol St. Jolmsbury, was nrrestcd for steallng, nnd lodgcd in jnil. On nccount of hcr tcndcr ycars, tlic sheriff gavc hcr the libcrty of tlic housc, nnd soon slie was misslng, ns wns nlso n watch bclonging iu tlio famlly. The wntch was nftcrwanls found, smashcd. Goi.nnx Wedihno. Mr. nnd Mrs. Jas. II. Platt, formerly of Burlington, but now of Quechee, celebratcd thcir goldcn wcd ding on Oct. 23d. They rccclvcd a good numbcr of valuable prcsents, many of wliicli camc by mall. Tlicy r.rc tbc parents of Hon. Jamcs II. Platt, Jr., an inllucn tial republican mcmbcr of Congicss from tlic Norfolk, Va., district. GllANI) I.IST OF llrTI.AXI). TllC fdlloW- Ing U a summary of the grand list of Hut land for 1873 : Numbcr of Volls 3.S22 Numbcr ot Dogs -125 Numberof taxablu acres 2V10 Apprnlsal of real cstate f2,CM,l3o -lprnlsal of personul propcrty $l,o."si,W3 One per ccnt of tlio lirand I.lst 37,n-j) a i.im ior m;uo inxes j-iu.ysi.w TEitiuni.E Accidext. A man namcd C'urlis Pcarsons, n native of Calais, wiiilc at work under a circular saw in tlie mill of M. V. 11. Ilolltstcr, nt North Montpelier on Wcdtiosday, rixtscd hls hcad up llgalnst tho saw whilc lt was iu motion, which sawcd through tbo scalp neaily to liis ears. IIc was nlivc on Tliursday with noliopcsof hls rccovcrv. lioAni) of KoiroATiox. At tbo nnnual mecting at Montpelier, Nov. 4th, Prcsi dent M. II- Duckham, Prof. G. N. AVcb- bcr, Col. 11. C. Heuton,Col. Itoswcll Farn hamand Gen. Gco. W. Grandcy, wcrc prcscnt. Sccrctary John II. Frcnch,I.Ii.D. was nlso on hand. Tlio board rc-clcctcd Dr. French Bccrctary for tho comlng ycar, nnd voted that thc Teachers' Institutcs should hercafter bo held during thrce days only, lnstcad of fivc days as hcrctoforc. Kansas. The cities and tlic prcss of thc statc of Kansas aro bccomlng unltcd, for tho purposo of insisting that nulroads whicli havc bcen fostcred by tho State Bhall do justlcc to tlio statc, and shall not so shapc thclr busincss as to build up Mis sourl nt tho cxpensd of Kansas citics. It will bo n bad day for railroads whcn the pcoplo and prcss combino ngalnst llieni, nnd tliat day is fast comlng ln Kansas, and will soon bc hcre unless somo scnsc of jus tlcc is manlfcstcd. UxrorxoEi). Thc St. Jolmsbury Cule (lonian says tho rumoi-s concernlng the houso of Mcssrs. Falrbanks aro false nnd wholly unfoundcd, ns wcll ns mischlcvous nnd wickcd. Itsays: The liousoof Fnir banks never stood Btrougcr tlian lt does to day. Thcy are running thclr shops on full timc, nnd wo learn that last weck the pro duct was ncarly nlno hundrcd scalcs, and all upou oidcrs. Whllo for the cutlrc year of 1872 the ayerago wcckly production w ns nuout i.uju Bcnics. wouonot iiiuik iuc nbovo is very bad for "panic" limcs. We learn, too. that Tliursday brought thcm largo oruers, incnuiing over nny nay scalcs. FlliE ANI 1.013 Or I.IFF. AT JIoNKTON. On Monkton Hldgo about 7 o'clock In tho cveulng of Nov. 5, tho houso orcupied by widow Mltiiiell Ulalr, n lady nbout Blxty ycars of age, was 'consumed by ilrc. All attcmps to rcscuo Mrs. Illair from tho ilamcs wcro in vain, nnd ehe was found witli hcr body horiibly burncd. Sho had occuplcd tho liouse nlono bIiico tho death of hcr liusband. nrcfcrrinir to bo supportcd tlicrc by tbo town rutlier than go clsc wbcre. They had just complcted n moro comfortablo l-esldcnco for bcr, much ngalnst hcr wlshcs. Thero aro contllctlng opin lons in rcpinl to tho origin of tho llrc. Somo think it was intcntinnal on Iicr part, othcrs that it wns an nccidental cxplosinu nt n lamp or somellilng nt thc kiiui. 2mmt I.ikt o( lliilluml Coiiiity. Tho following is nn nbstrnct of tlio grand list of llutland county for 1873 : Numbcr of polls, 10,390 " of dogs, 2,453 " of ncrcs, 523,014 Appralsal $100,955 58 Pcrsonal cstate, 31,394 10 Ono per cent., $1,323,449 (18 List for Btnto tnxcs 150,753 08 Dcductlons wcro mado Iu Castleton of $100, nud ln Rutland of $440. State Inuustuial News. Tlio Ver mont Mllls, nt North Itcnnington. rciluccd wngcs 20 pcr ccnt. on Tucsday, whcrcupon part of tlio opcratlves struck, nud tho cs tnbllslimcnt was closcd. Itclknap, Kly & Co , of Northfield, nro worklng scrcn liours a day In thcir bhops, nnd tho Lnno Manufacturlng Company ol Montpelier, clght liours. Tho Vermont llamo Company nnd tho clothes-pln ehop at Sprlngfleld, liavo ccas ed work for tho prcscnt. Itiiilmnl I iiiiiiIi i'iTi.i..)im t'ol. Itt.c O l ,Mi ' Mii'im l!i It'itl ini -I i.i out . .,. thii.niii i-in-1 m . tort nd tllllill) J fUlt i 11 v .nin.'i' ily tiir msr any O- lo i i.v only a !''. ( i ri-d aloiu jinini' tho ifins droppin l.ui i h'-r"' caiurlit i:,c i m ;i . iir aiio Tlic I !. (.'hurc!i i- M'li'd thc rc ,i! hv. IStli. I'.ipor Csr U .r.,i hln ln-t ,ir-d. ' will i. i.unv b ivc nenrly coinplctfd thcir ' inuit f-.r woik ut Iludwm, N. Y.. .ui I Un nftrUiin-ry nud matcri d mc iimvi'd finm PitHfou! ttAI I IXOI.IIOl. A ploaflaut surprl.ii' p.oU .o.il ,'nin i' lih pl.tce nt tbc icsldcnco of Mr. ilir un Sinltti. on tbc crenlng of the fitb. Tbcrc vvrt i gniHlly iiumber prcscnt. nnd It iv.n al'r gctbcr un enjoyablc affuir. Mr. Illlon Ilunip is nial.ing .' nl.!d iu provcments on liis buibl.iif Itumor salth thc ro id c.'.i:i.,- lou:-,'i. to vislt the "liaH-ii ,d -h.idi - ot Wallinr fordon AVmlncsday. No. lu. Wc decni It our duty t nv ii'ion tin-1 t tliat tbose people wlm -i i n tr nl 1 iu n ai. ' otlicr weigbty nrllclc-j in tnc i ig.s wiik they kcII our mcrchnnt.- mo known, nnd that thclr cimtemptlblc m inmss w U exposcd, it they contlnuo tbc practli c A word to the wbo Is sufllclcnt. Aiu.ni. ' Vermont Uiilryiurii'H Assocltitliin. WINTI'.I! .MEETIXO. Tlic flflli nnnual mecting of the Vcr mont Dalrynicn's Asoclatlon will l.c lnld at P.sf-ex .Iunctiou, Wcihicmlay, Thuibdaj nnd Friday, Jnnuary 21st, 22d nnd 21. 1874. It has cver been thc policy of thc government of thc nssoelatlon to l rin.' to. gcthcr such nn array of practical mcn. m customcd to givlng cxprcsslon to thclr thougiits, ns would make thc niwtiiv worthy of thc attendance nnd conllal cn opcration of thc forcmost niinds in ll grcat battlc of agricnltuial progrc.-.. Art ing upon tne tncory that nll mcn know inoic than any onc man it has bcen our endcavor as fnr us posslblo, without Kcming t ilir cate to tlioso who have favorcd in witli thcir nld, to drift ticar of thc syxtcm i l long dldactic addresscs and IccturL. and rnlhcrbya scrics of short, pltliy, ini iivc, introductory cssays to ciicit tliecxpcrienrcs. not only of our fricnds from alnoad, lnu also of "our own mcmbcis and ucighbors. Ifwcmaygiye full credit to the cuco miums of our visitors, no organiz.ition f f thc kind has been moie succct-slul, or has accomplMicd a grcater mcasuic ol od, and no csentlal inodilicalioii of tlie gcncral plan of our mectlngs is contcmplatcd nt this timc. From its vcry inccption, how ever, thc motto of thc Association has bcen onward, nnd no cffort willlie spnicd to makc thls mecting more inteiesllng nnd moie protitable tlian nny of its iircdeccs sors. At this stugo, wc deem It no longcr ncccssaiy to pnradc thc namcs of mcn cini ncnt as lnnncrsnnd dalrymen, or in fonic of the subsidiary nits or scicucci, who will mcet with us upon thls occasion. It I bulllclent to s.iy that tlicrc will hc no lack ofsucli, nnd yet Ihcic is room for iikhc. I.ct who will, comc, and como prcpaicd lo do good nnd to get good. Thcie w ill bc an cxlnbition of dairy priniucls and iinplc- mcnts. O. S. ISn Scc.-TreaF Georgia, Vt., Nov. Mlll I.ivlllK. About two wccks ago, ccrtain nu-n and womcnwho expccted the "cnd of tho world on or ncar Nov. 5th, 1S73," bcgan to eon grog.itc on Terry's Island in thc Connecti cut Iilvcr, scventccn miles nbovc II,irtford, Conn. They nuiuber over fi.vty pcrsons, inciudiiig chlldrcn, nnd have been holding daily nicctings in prcparation for thc expcc ted appearancc of the I.or.l. i hcy are rc portcd as appcaring vcry dcvout nnd con ductingwith ord.nary propriety, being cn canipcd witli tcnts and all nccdful convcnij cnces for living till tho nppointcd bour. On somo days largo crowds of pcoplo havo flocked to wltncss tho scene, and thc inler cst of tlio pcoplo in tlio vlcinlty for tho re sult of their doings has been such ns might bo antitipatcd from tho naturooftho casc. The world, howcvcr, on thls 8th day of No vember, still nbidcs, and, liko tbo grcat Miller delusion of 1848, this also must soon pass out of etglit and mako room for tho next plece of f.innticism on thls subjcct. So says Vermont Chronicle. Maiu cvn. AUI.INOTON. Tho Troy J'ren mys : At Arlington, busincss is gcltlng dull, n great scarcity of currcncy to do busincss with, and shops nre bcglnnlng to draw ln and curtall pay roll by lunuing short timc. CIIEHTEl:. Thc IlcUows Falls Timet says: Mrs. Dr. Noblc, of Chester, gavc a read ing nt tho Haptist church on Tucsdny cvcn lng to n niuch smnllcr nudicnce, wo nrc surc, than would havc nppcared, if hcr mcrits and truo exccllcnco h.id bcen fully known. Hcr reading of seycr.il pieccs w as vcry Hno nnd certalnly eould not fail to plcase and bc attractive cven to thoso who think tlicy havo no npprcciation of such u litcrary entcrtainnicnt. 1.1-DI.OW. Tho new factory bulldlng of the Ludlow Toy Manufncturing Company Is nearly ready for rcccivlng tho machlncry. Tho bulldliig Ia of woo.1 35x80, 20 fect postod, nnd two Btorlcshlgb, with nn nttic of thrco rooms whicli nro to bo uncd ns paiut, varu lsh nnd stnrcroom. Tlicre is nlso n smallcr I)ulldlng28x50,nnd lt is contcmplatcd mak ing it largcr to supply tlio (iemand for room. Tho power is supplled by two 42 inch Turblno w hccls. TlIK NlAQARA INTERNATIONAL llltlllOE. Tho "Internatlonal Ilridge" over tlic Nl agara connectlng lluflaio with tho Canada shore, is just complcted, and n (ino specl mcn of nrchltecturnl nnd substaiitial work. Tho lcngtli of tlio bridgo over tho inain rlvcr ls 1890 fect j 1300 over Scpiaw Island, nnd 4 10 fect over lllack liock hnrbor and tlio cnnali ninking n tatal of 3G30 feet, or nearly thrcc-quartcrs of n mlle, In tho mnln river thero aro sevcn spans, four of 190 fect each, nnd thrco of 210 fect cacli, ln tbo clcar, besldes two draws, cacli 100 feet. Tho lattcr nro ln tho middlo of tho river. In lllack Itock hnrbor tlicrc aro two draws of 90 feet cacli, nnd ono pnn of 220 fect long. In tho miiiii river thero aro 8 picrs and 2 abutmcnts and In tho liarbor 3 picrs and 2 abutnients. Thcso abutmcnts aro uniform ln slzo 40 by 30 fect cacli ut thc levcl of tho bridgo tcut. TnKliiixiKOs Lanii Company. A vlllago has bcen locatcd undcr tho nuspiccs nf tho Susquchannn nnd lllllings Land Company on tho Uuo of tho Atlantlo aud Paclllc rall road, 201 mllcs south of St. I.ouls, which ls called Hilllngs. lt takcs ita namo from Hon. Fredeiiek Dfillngs, Tliero nro Bovcrnl otlicr promlncnt gcullcmen rou nected witli thls cntcrprlso bcsldo Mr. 1111 lljgs, nmong whom nre Ex-Goy. C'urtlnr ot Pcnnsylvanla.