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WEDNESDAY, NOVKMIlElt 23, 1881. 1 sxnb2 00 per yssr, strictly la frlTinret ot I3.M If not pMd wlthln three nionth. TlinnliSKlTliiR. Tho subject is ttlte, but Ils obserrance ls not. Tlio llterary valuo of Thanksgiving lay aa a thomo for freeli and otlglnal wrlt- Iug long ago dlsappeared. Soclally and physlcally the old 1'urIUn f oatal day ahlnes wlth a brlghtenlng llght In the calendar of publio days. Ita sectlonallsm haa becn over- tlirown In thls progrosslve age. The hearth fires which, wlthln the momory of men who aro stlll young, were llghtod by guberna torlal proolamatlon In a few only of the eastcru statoa actlng wlthout concert, are now klndled In grand accoril at tho Blgnal of the natlonal eieeutlvo. North, south, east and west, down the Atlantio coast, awayoverthe pralrie9,beyondthe rocky walls to the raclflo slope, annually the odlct goes forth f or all the people to Joln ln glvlng thanks forheavon's blesslngs. The splendor, too, of tho modern festlral outshlnes tho hnmble light of those frugal feasts orer whlch the pllgrlm fathers' hearts swelled with thank fulness, by as much as the electrle llght eclipses in illuminallng power the prirueral pine knot- Whether the tlme-honorod fes tlral Imparts a corresponding increase of genulno enjoyment is hardly a question. It is doubtful whether the richly-spread boards of the present day gather around them hearta whoso gratltude for aboundlng comforU and luxurles and blesslngs, and appreclatloa of them, is proportionally greater than the homely Thanksglving of the Indlan-harassod l'ilgrlm for the fact that he and hia family had not actually perished by starratlon, or that the treacher ous sarage had not taken thelr scalps. There Is evon roora for a suspiclon that the thanksglving and the feastlng in tho lux nrious homes, and by tho comfortable fire sldes that in less than three centuries hare spread westward f rom the bleak shores of Massachusetts Hay to the gleamlng waters of the Goldeu Horn, may lack somethlug of that stalwart personal splrlt of thankfulness for life preserved that for moro than a cen tury sprang f rom hearts standlng constautly in the presence of imminent and deadly perils. And yet erery intolllgent patriotlo cltizen, though he may not hare in these days of refinement and clrillzation that keen senso of thankfulness for protectlon frora daugers personal and tangible whlch was experienced by men ln the earlier days wben thls festlral had its orlgin, must feel to-day a measuro of devout thanksglving that far exceeds and is entirely outslde of any personal or selfUh conslderations. Thls spirit of thankfulness must regard individ ual beneflts and blesslngs as of secondary importance and take in first tho grand fact that freedom to worshlp God, that clvil liberty for whlch hardships were boldly en countered and life itself held not too great a sacrifice, hare trlumphed and have been perpetuated in "the best gorernment the sun erer shone upon." Thls thankful and patriotlo spirit is intenslfled and quickened by the fact that tho gorernment, the germ of whlch the authors of this Thanks girlng festiral planted on thls continent, bas weathered all the storms of war and civil strife, and has escaped dostructlon by f ratricidal hands. The later fact that assas slnatton and all the powers of polltical eril hare not prevalled to endanger the gorern ment will be a fresh source of thanksglving at to-morrow's festival. The seaseof thank ful obllgation for personal blesslngs may never grow dim, but in these Thanksglving days it must play a part subordinate to our gratltude that the blessings which affect the aggregate indiridual, the natlon, bare been through the past year and through. all the years which hare past so signal nnd eo signally manifested. Our national pros perity presents almost boundless roasons for thanksgiving ; but great as they are, they are secondary to tho blessed fact that a free gorernment with all the hopes whlch center in it stlll lires. Attorncy-Gencral McVcaglu Thls cabinet ofOcial who made such hoste to hand in his reslgnation to l'resldent Arthur finds the chief executive unwllllng to countenance the desertion of his post by the chief law oflicer of the government in the mldst of prosecutlons vitally affecting the interests of ju3tice and the government. The president has not accepted the attorney geueral's reslgnation, and it is reported that he bas declined to receive it until the Gul teau and the star route cases shall have been ended. There is a decision of the Unlted States supreme court to the eflect that a civil oflicer could not reslgn and direst him self of the duties of hls oflice wlthout the consent of the appolnting power. The abandonment by a military oflicer of hls command during the actire operatlons of an important campalgn would subject hlm to the summary judgment of a court mar tial. Attorney-General McVeagh abandons ahigh civil command at a timewhen private citlzens and gorernment ofliclals charged wlth infamous crlmes are brought to the bar of justice to answer for the offencea whlch are lald at their door. It is shown that in the prosecution of these offenders the gorernment law oflicer has done his work so inefllciently that the alleged crlm inals are able to escape prosecution. Why should not such neglcct of responsible du ties whlch he has sworn falthfully to dls charge render this ciril oflicer liable to im- tieachment ? The fact that he is a reformer 8eems to gloss orer tho offence of the at torney-general, especlally in the minds of the " indepcndent " press. Ilad the failure of the star route prosecutlons and tberelega- tlon of the trial of Gulteau into the unad- rised hands of a subordinate offlclal been the work of a man against whom lay a sus plcion even of stalwartlsm, bow the thun ders of the independent guns would have been tralned upon his devoted head. Mc Veagh's course will have the eilect to place a discount on magazlne and rerlew reform. 1'eople will demand for hlgh placea men who are able, fearless and practlcable, rather than the mere doctrinalro whose fas tldious nostrils must scent the conventional odor in his associates" polltics as atinequa non of alliance for the attainment of so deslrable on object as the bringing of thieres and assasslns to punlsbment. Vlmh TrtUTir. The Wheeling (West Virginla) InteUigencer says : " The read- juster issue, led by a bold man llko Mahone, a natire of the state and a confederate gen eral in the war, afforded the pretext that thousauds bad long sought for cutting loose from the uemocratio party, and hence, lrre- spectlre of the debt issue, they gladly fol- lowed Mahone. And now that they hare followed him dcsplte hls alliance with the republlcan party in the senate, and despite the cry of 1 nigger ' that was ralsed in the canrass, it is altogether llkoly that a perma- nent breacu has beon effected in thelr for- mer party relations, and that they will bere aftcr follow loglcolly where events may lead them. Thls, as we Interpret the iu- ture, will be ln the Bamo road trareled by tlie republlcan party. JUiU'Eii's Wedly aomss to the defeuseof Mr. MaoVeagh. The presldent bas bad tlme enough to ault hlmself with a new at torney general, lt says, and no member of -the Garfield cabinet can now be reproachod for luslstlng upon the acceptance of hls ros- ignatlon. A Surglcnl Itcvlovr. Tho December number of the North Amtrican lltvUut contains rerlewa of tho surgioal treatment of Presldent Garflcld's case bv four eminent surccons, vlu.s Dr. William A. Ilammond, Dr. John Ashhurst, Jr., l)r. .1. Marlon Slms and Dr. John T. Itodgen. Dr. Hammond, of course, maln lalns that the wound was not necessarlly morUl, that the sctence and art ot surgery afford certaln rules for the treatment of a case llko that of tho presldent, and that durlng the flrst forly-elght hours the sur- glcal pracllco was not ln accordance wlth well doflned and acknowledged surglcal pre- cepts, and that tho presldent did not hare all the advantages of treatment which mou em surgery is capablo of affording. Dr. Ashhurst eannot glve an unquallfled answor to the nuostion : " Was the president's wound necessarily a fatal injury ?" But he says: "II tho presldent had been a youth ot twenty, lnstead of a man of fltty; If all hls organs had been pertcctly hcalthy (hlsllver was enlarged and fatty, and hls kldneys probably dlseased); II he had keen entirely f cce (rom caro and anilety, aod not worn down as he was by the trlals and dread ful responslbllltles of hls hlgh offlce; It ho had been able through all hls lllneas to consame and dlest an ample qaanttty of nntrltlous food; wlth tho same wound and wlth tho same sklllful and and unremlttlng cnre on tho part ot hls medlcal advlsersand attend&nts, the case mlght posslbly, though not probably have termlnated dlff erently." Andheadds: "Looking at the whole case, from beglnnlng to end, I do not seo that the treatment could hare been altered in any way to the advantage of the illus trtous patlont; nothlng was done that shonld hare been omltted, and nothing was left undone that conld possibly hare been of benefit." Dr. Slms says that but for the Injury to the spine the presldent mlght have recovered; wlth thls injury it is n marrel that he llved so long. He also says: " View the president's caso as we may, he had not the least chance of recorery, under any clrcumstances or any treatment. Wlth- out the wound of the rertebrm it wonld have been imposslble for hlni to dle. With it, it was impossible for hlm to live." Dr. llodgen says : " In reviewing the caso of Presldent Garfield, I can flnd no reason for adrerse criticlsm of any part of the man agement." lle also says that if the other unfarorable conditions had been overcome so thatdeath was arerted, the Injury of the spine, with the carious condltlon of the bone, and tho ulcerating intervertebral car- tilages, must hare left the presldent a de formed inralid. NEwsrArF.n ExTEitrnisE. The Doston Post,ln recently commemorating its half century of existence, glres some amusing in cldents illustrative of nowspaper enterprise, or rather lack of enterprise, in its early days as compared with the general enterprise and energy of every well-managed newspaper of the present day. Tho difference between the two periods is so amusing as to seem hardly possible. The late Ilon. S. N. Stock- well of the Doston Journal used to tell a good story which forcibly illustrates tho same point. The incident occurred in the early days of Mr. Stockwell'a newspaper ex perience, some forty years ago. lle had re cently been promoted from tbe case to the position of reporter, and had begun to feel those impulsea of enterprise and go-ahead-ativeness which characterized his whole Ilfe, and which made hlm the successful news paper man that he was. Captain Sleeper and the ltogerses were tlieu the publishera of the Journal Captain Sleeper its managing editor. Daniel Webster was to address a large meetlng upon political topics at some point not far from lloston. Stockwell, fnll of energy, nervous and restive, thought it would be just the thing to attend tbe mcet ing, report the spcech and have it appear in thenextmorning's Journal, and proposed the plan to Captain Sleeper, who gave hlm thls answor l " I guess eoutobody will send ln something about it in the course of two or three days 1" Ot fice-Sebkers DiscourcAaED. l'resl dent Arthur is not givlng the professlonal oflice-seekers much encouragement. Withln a few days there have been several atlerapts to hare him remore postmasters on the ground that they were not Gront republl cans. The president surprised his visitors ln each case by telling them in decided terms that he did not see how that made any difference, and that such conslderations would certainly not control him. OfBcers would be cbanged for proper cause, but not for such a reason as the one assigned. His personal relations to General Grant were one thing, hls duty to the entire republlcan party qulte another thing. IIls alm would be to keep constantly in vlew tbe good of the serrice and the party as a whole. Tiif. DooTOns' Uii.ls. Many newspapers have reported that the physlclans who at- tended President Garfield had made out thelr bllls for presentation to congress, and that the aggregate amount was about 3100, 000. One of the physicians, probably Dr. Ilamllton, spoils these stories in a letter to the New York Timei, which says : " No one has applled to me for a statement as to the value of my serrices, nor hare I intimated to any one what I would regard as a proper compensatlon. If the gorernment assumes the payment of these bllls thesnm patd will be in the nature of an konorarlum only, and we shall have notbing to say about it." The Doston Faihs. The closing week of the old mechanics' fair proved to be a prosperous one. The profits, it is estlmated, willsumup between 915,000 and $50,000, whlch Is about $20,000 more than the profits of the fair of three years ago. It Is now in contemplation to bold a fair next year, with an aim to malntain the prestlge of the asso- clation. The New England exhibltlon Is sald to have fulfilled the expectations of the manageraent. The success of two mammoth fairs, couducted a9 it were Blde by side, is a coincjdence reflectlng very hlgh credit upon all concerned. Dr. Dliss, in his article in The Ctnlury for December, adds hisconfirmatlon to what the world already knows of the noble endur ance of the presldent during his lllness, say ing that " Of all that constltutes moral and physlcal courage, and that hlgh self-poise whlch found examples in the auuala of Christlan martyrdom, President Garfield and hls heroio wlfe were the embodlments. Tbe sad story of those dreadf ul eleven weeks exhibita the beauty and conslstency of the true Christlan character as I never, ln a long and eventful experience, wltnessed before." While Gulteau, the oasassln, was belng taken back to jall, in the prison van, after the adjournment of the court on Saturday, he was fired apon by an expert horseman who had followed the vehicle for some dls tauce. Gulteau was, however, only sllghtly wounded. Hls assallant was pursued and arrested, and proved to be one William Jones, au eccentrio character llvlng near the city llmits. Notwlthstandlng some doubt exlsts as to hls ldentlty, the author Ities feel qulte sure that the gullty mau has been apprehended. In hls story of Presldent Garfleld's illness ln the December Ctnlury, Dr. Bllss men tlona that when the news came from Albany of Mr. Lapbam's eloctlon to the Uutted States senate, the president said with great earnostness i " I am glad it is over. I am sorry for Conkllng. lle has made a great mlstake, iu my judgment. I will ofler lilrn anyfavor liemay osk, orany appolntmeut ne may oesire. Notos and Notlom. Tiik cablnet-makers at Washington are beglnnlng to work elghteen hours a day once more. Hoswell P. Flower, the newly eleoled New York congressman, eamed money for hls educatlon by worklng in a brlckyard and teachtng school. Tiik Greenville (South Carollna) Newt takes the Mahone victory very seriousty to lieart, The editor, being a natire of Vir ginla, put hls paper ln moumlng. For tho Garfield monument at Clereland $05,000 has been ralsed, $11,500 ln the city, and the rest of the state is rather slow to glre the rest of tho $200,000 reqnired. Hoscoe Conkmno has opened a law of flce in New York, over the Dank of Com merce, corner of Nassau and Cedar streets. It Is expected before long that ho will mako New York city his resldence. General Siierman Is agaln at Atlanta not as he was there on hls "Marchtotho Sea," but on a man of peace, and a guest of the city during the cotton exposltton. Ver- lly, " peace hatli lts vlctories." Governoii Foster of Ohlo is quoled as saying thatMr. Arthur struck hlm as "more llke a president " than any man he has erer seen in Washington, and as belng on the way to become " the greatest ot reconctlers." Tiif. Dourbons ln Virginla in their rage arethreatening to nomlnate a colored candl date for the Unlted States senate in order to draw off the colored readjustera and thus defeat thelr candldate. The colored read justers are the last men to be drawn off. Ex-President IIates says of the gorern ment of the Dlstrict of Columbla, that " the board of commlssioners, as at present organ- ized, has been, upon the whole, I thlnk, the best city gorernment ln tho world. This is a large statement, bnt I am confident of ita truth." Wenoell l'niLLirs sent Solon Chase $25 for a new press, saying In his letter if greenbacks had never been interfered wlth he would have sent ten tlmes as much. It may not have occurred to him or to Solon that ln that case the press would probably have cost at least ten times as much. Tnunr.ow Weed east his slxtieth elec- tion vote Tuesday of last week. Mr. Weed says that ho bas mlssed only one vote slnce he became entltled to vote, and that was oc- casioned by hls absenco ln Europe on gov ernment business. lle says he has east more rotes than any other llring man in New York city. Tiif. Richmond State (Funder), in an ed- itorial article on the futuro of Mahoneism, says: "Henceforth it will be our duty to inform our people of all the methods which this party will devise for bringing about a system of mixed schools, the marrlage of whitea wlth negroes, and the election of Grant in 1831." General Grant has a pretty good mas- tcry of plain English, but the vocabulary of bric-a-brao Is too much for hlm. Wrlting to his agent at Galena tho other day, ln re gard to forwarding hls effects to New York, he sald : " Yon will flnd ln the parlor two Clorsini plaques, if you know what that means ; I don't. Send them with the bal ance." Ciiif.f Clerk Marr of the first assistant divislon has been employed in the post-ofSce department at Washington for more than fifty years continuously. Ile was appointed to a $000 clerkshlp by Postmaster-General Darry on the 1st of June, 1831, in President Jackson's flrst term. At that time there were only eiglit hundred post-olBoes in the Unlted States, and the entire revenue of the department was less than $1,000,000 per year. Now there are forty-five thousand post-oflicea, and the annual revenue is orer $30,000,000. Onr Wasblngton Letter. Wasiiinoton. D. C.Nov. 19. 1831. Mr. Editor: Sinco the trlal of Mrs. Surratt, there has been no each tbrong of visitora at the crlmlnal court as are watchlng the proceedlogs against CHARLES j. OUITEAU. 1 bad not seen tho roan untll thls week, and was rather surprised to Uad hlm so qalet and In offenfilve ln appearance, 111s face ls lntelllgeot, and hls look and actton not nnllke that of other men of the world. Uls halr and whUkers are of a pecullar color, nearly llke that of slate etone, and are fine ln texture. Uls forehead Is well ehaped; hls head, hlgh abovethe ears. The back and top part of lt ls partlcularly large, which phrenologtsts would say shows the leadlng tralts of the assassln's character, self-concelt and ob Dtloacy. Ile has a clear, ponetratlng volce and a nervous manner, and speaks readily, and wltb no more excltemeut than an ordlnary man wonld nbow upon subjects ot great Intereet to hlm. Tbe jurymen are a buslness-looklng lot, and lmpress one as havtng more eye to labor and trade than to the morning paper even. They are more equal ln appoarance than is uaual lna Washington jnry, where tbe colored laborer and the pompous ofll clal are often slde by Blde. The court room will bold about throe hundred persons, and Is packed all the tlme. A large part of the audlence are ladles, many of whom brlng thelr luncb and slt through both sesslons; but the prenence of women In couit ls not partlcularly noticed ln thls city of lady lawyers. There ls no doubt but there wtll be a fair trlal, as publlo splrlt ls more Incllned to uphold the law than vtalt summary vengeance upon an offender, The true publlc sentiment ls not ezprewtod by the acts ot vlolence whlch have been done Gulteau, such as the shootlng thls af ternoon, by whlch he was sllgbtly wounded in the arm. Thls ls all that tbe prlsoner can ask, and ls what he Is comlng to fear moet; for no one can see hlm ln court, watchlng wlth lnterest and Intelllgence the proceedlogs, wlthout bellevlng that he ls morally responsible for the deed whlch he has done. Inasmuah as publlo lssues are waltlng for the assembllngot congress, and the actlons of the presldent are too little known to furnlsh even basls for conjecture as to cabinet changes and other Important business, I veuture to descrlbo TIIK VIKW FUOM TIIK CAF1TOL. Immedlately around are the flnegrounds wblcb are now green as a vermont meadow ln June. From these grounds eleven streets and avennes go stralght out llke spokes from a hub, divldlng the city into trianglea. To the east etretches a beautlful street runnlng along tbe rtdge of the hlU on whlch tbe capltol stands. A little way down ls a park and ln lt the famoiuemanclpatlon etatue. To the rlght of the street some two mlles away ls the jall of whlch much has been wrltten Blnce the assasslnatlon of the presldent Just be yond It ls tbe congresstonal cemetery wlth lts rows of white cenotaphs Just vleible among the trees.and the river (East Oranch) tparkles along ln Itsrear, To the southeast Is the navy yard wltli lts Une or monltors and its machlne shops and foundrles, South lies the broad and beautlful rotomac dot ted wltb steamers, tugs, andshlps; and almoHt out of slgbt are tho steeples ot Aleiandrla. West ls the park with lts ponds, grores and bulldlugs, All these are structures well worthy of a de scriptlon by themselves, as the museum, botanical garden, SmlUisonlan iDstltute and agrlcultural department are among the number, and at the farther end are the treaaury, state, navy and war departments and the White Uouse. The great portlon of tbe city lies ln tho northwest, and keyond It are the Virginla and Maryland bllls, each of whlch was crowned by a fort ln war tlmes; now they are occupled wlth reeldencee, colteges, semlnaries and publlo lnstltutlons, On one of the Virginla hllls Is tbe old home of Gen eral Lee, now a national cemetery; on one of those on the Maiyland slde ls tbe Soldiers Ilome, whlch was the farorite summer resldence of l'resldent Lincoln and l'resldent IlayoM. I hare enjoyed looking down on the quiet village nest- iDg at the foot of our state capltol, have watched buty factorles and looked off upon dlstant bllls from the New Ilampshlre state house, gatetl up and down tbe rlcb and fertlle Connecticut valley from the ton of Ihe elegant capltol at Hartford, Connecticut, and soen the shlps ln the harbor of Boston and the mstorlo ground that lies about that city, but none of these command so beautlful a vlew, or waken so many thoughts of tbe past of the oountry or quetttlonlngi as to lts future as the ecene which ls preseuted from the dome ot the natlon s capltol, Aunitosa. Ciiioaoo ls about 0i)liig two new $30,000 school-housos, but It will stlll have 8,C00 puplls who can be accoinmodated only balf tbe tlme. Tho Trlal of Uultcnu. Popnlar Intornst In the trlal of Gultean tncreanes as the trial progresses, A jury was empaneled at the cloeo of tbe thlrd day'i proceedlngs and ON TIIURSOAY, tbe fourth day, Plntrlct Attorney CorkMlt opened the case for the government In a speech In whlch he brleflr revlewed the atroclous clrcumtiUnces oftbe assasslnatlon, the lllnstrlons character ot the vlctlm, and concluded by annonnclng that the government will itndertnke to prove Ibat the act was prompted by a tblrst for rerengo growlogout of bltter dlsftppulntmeot In the refusal by the ad- mlnlstratlon to cntfrtain hls rldiculous preten- slons to a hlgh forelgn appotntment. Secretary Ulalne was the flrst wltness called by the prose cution. He nnrrated "the thrlce told-tale"of the shootlng. IHs testlraony adds no new fact to the publlc knowledge of what bnppened In that ratlway sUllon on that fatal Jnly mornlog. Un der the cross ezamleatlon by Mr. Scovllle the fact of Gulteau' pemlstent appllcstlon for oflice, the prsctlce prevalllng In the dlstrtbutton of pub llo patronsge, the clrcumstances attendlng the nomlnatton of Uolicrtson as collector of tbe port nf New York, tbe publlo eicltement followlng on the reslgnstlon of tbe New York senators and the bltterness of the feellng between 11 etalwart " and ' balf-breed polltical fActlons, were brought out, These mattera were regarded by the defense as Indlcatlng a deplorable state ot thlngs ln the party of whlch the as.assln clatmcd to be a member, whlch be consldored hlmseli commlssloned from on hlgh to pnt to rlghts by " removlng " the presldent. At the openlng of the court Mr. Scovllle made a few renmk explanatory of an occnrrenco be tween hls assoclate counsel, Itoblnson, and hlm self on the flrst day of the trlal. Thls brought Gnltean to hls f cet, preclpltatlng the first scene ot the day, Wlth flasblng eyes, vtolent gestures and an ezclted volce, the prlsoner addressed the conrt: " May It please the court," he sald,"! object to Mr Itoblnson appearlng ln thls case." The court (Beverely) "Take your seat, prlsoner. I wlsh you to nnderstand dlstlnctly that your la bors as counsel ln thls case. as yon clatm to be, ehall be confinod to consnltatlon wlth tbe asso- clate counsel ln tho case. If you disobey," he con tlnned, as the prlsoner agaln jumped to hls fcct and commenced anotber wlld speech, "tho court will be uuder the necesstty ot orderlog your re moval from tbe court room and the proceedlng wlth the trlal In your absence." " Your honor said that I could be heard, and 1 have a speech." You cannot be heard tlll the close of vtbe case. The prlsoner (evldently laborlng under great ex cltement) " I deslre to be heard throughout tbe case. Your honor has no rlght to cut me off, and I am going to make a nolse to tbe oountry about lt. Wben I wnntconnsol I will notlfy yonrhonor." The conrt" Counsel have been assigned and yon must keep sllence." Struggllng against the dopnty marshals who were prcsslng hlm Into bls seat, the prlsoner crledout: "The law ls that when a man wants counsel they are assigned to hlm. It yonr honor doos not colnclde wlth me I wtll make a nolso to the country about It. Tbe countryls broadertban thls court Is." Attera pause and speaklng in a fierce tone; "There Is not a word of truth f n that rot spcclal from Cht cago. Itls an absolute lle from beglnnlng to end." The court (sternly)-" Keep qulet now. Let me have no more dlscusslon." on fridav Mr. Scovllle reqnested the conrt to adopt some measures to prevent the prlsoner from Issulng hls manlfestoes to the publio and also to prevent hls annoying Interruptlons In the court room. Thls request occasloned anotber violent scene, Gultean ezclalming to Mr, Scovllle, "Yon aro no crlmlnal lawyer and I have no confldenco ln your cspaclty, I propose to get two or throe of tbe flrst-class lawyers ln Amerlca to roanage my case. And I want to say a word npon the law," cried the prlsoner, addresslng the court. " If you ex pel me from the court roora tbe court In banc will reverse you. If the court puts me out con founded fonls you," he crled, turolng and strug gllng wltb the deputy marshals who were presslng hlm Into hls seat from whlch he bad balf rlsen, the conrt will undersUnd that be will be re- versedlnthe conrt ln banc Mlnd yonr business; you aln't got no sense," he sald agaln, turnlng upon the deputles, wlth whom he contlnned to argue vlolently for several moments. Tbe court "On several occaBlons In the conrts of the Unlted States the prlsoner bas been, on account of dlsorderly condnct, removed from the court and the case contlnued In hls absence. It was done ln thls very conrt ln the case of Lawrence." Tbe prlsoner (Interrnptlng and strlklng the table wlth bls fists) " It's totally lllegal and not a court ln Amerlca " The court "Iwlll not resort to lt unless lt Is necessary, but I admonlsh tbe prfsoner ln advance that lt the csse requlres It It will be done. I have told you that at the proper tlme you can be heard In yonrdefence. and you shall be heard at the close ot the evidcnce lf you deslre It. Untll that tlme yon must pre- serve sllence." " I come here as counsel, and I want to be heard," crled tbe prlsoner. The conrt (sternly) " You cannot be heard." Tho prlsoner lndlcated hfs acceptance of tbe rullog of the conrt and after a parting shot relapsed Into comparatlve qulet. Addlttonal wltcesses to the shootlng ln the depot were examlned. Tbe offlcers who made the arrest told their story, Oillcer Scott ldoutiaed the plstol used by tbe assasstn, the productlon ot tbe weapon In court produclng qulte a sensa tion. J. Stanley Brown testlfied to Gulteau's fre quent calls at the White House and ldentlfted a number of letters the prlsoner had written to the presldent These letters relate to bls appllcatlon fortheconsul generalshlp at 1'aris, contaln ad vice on the subject of the Conkllng rlght, suggest a scheme for the president's re-election in 1884, and flnally the writer "sonrs" on Blalne and warns the presldent tbat be Is rnnnlng tbe state department ln the Interest of the Blalne element In 1884. Notwlthstandlng the court's assurance to Mr. Scovllle, the Irrepresslble prlsoner contlnued to lnterject hls remarks and attempt tbe manage ment of bls case. Mostof tbe day on saturday was occnpled ln hearlng tbe testlmony ot Pr. Bllss. Hls explanation of the courBe of tbe bul- let and the nature of tho wound was rendered Intelllglble to the jury and counsel by reference to a skeleton which had been brought from the Army Medlcal Museum. The sensation produced by this ghastly exhibltlon was helghtened when Dlstrict Attorney Corkhlll sbowed the eectlon of Presldent Garneld's vertebrro, removed at the time of the antopsy, and placed lt on the stand. There was a feellng ot borror at thls productlon ln conrt of a portlon of the dead presldent s body. Tbe dlstrict attorney showed the vertebrae to the jury, each member maklng an examlnatlon so as to see how and where tbe bullet ranged. Thls eeo- tlon, whtcb was about four lnches ln lengtb, was broken, one plece havingbeen knocked ofl by the force of the bullet etrlklng against It Tbe por tlon shown was decayed, the purulent pus having partlally destroyed the cartilage between tbe sec tlons of the backbone which had been broken by the bullet. Mr. Scovllle put on his spectacles for crltlcal examlnatlon, In whlch ho was jolnod by Gulteau ln tbe most cold-blooded manner. The examlnatlon of Dr, Bllss covered the whole hls tory of the medlcal treatment, and lnvolved de- talls wlth whlch the publlc became palnfnlly fa- mlliar, ln a general way, during tbe llngering Ill ness of the presldent. In reply to the question, " What was the character of the wound ?" He answered, " lt was amortal wound." 1'endlngtbe examlnatlon ot theplstol, Gulteau deslred to announce to the conrt that he had In- vlted John B. Townseud ot New York, and Leonard Swett and A, S. Trude ot Chlcago to asslst hlm " Anotber matter," he contlnued," I deslre to call to the attentlon of the court. There are a num ber of disrepotable characters about the court and some threats of vlolence have been ma4e during the week past. I bave no fears for my personal safety. Tbe cblet of pollce has klndly furnlshed me a body guard, and I wlsh to notlfy all evll dlsposed persons that lf they attempt to barm me my body guard will sboot them down, that's all there ls about It." Then noddlng to the reporters' tables be added, " Heporters put that down." ON UONDAY on the openlng of the courts Mr. Itoblnson, by reason of dmerences between hlmself and Mr. Scovllle, etated that he could not wlth proper telt- respect remaln ln the case, and ln aooordance wlth hls earnest request tbe court granted hlm permfsslon to wlthdraw. Tbe prlsoner was as " cranky " as ever during these proceedlogs. Mr Scovllle commenced hls address to the jury, Wlthout condudlng he askod and recelved the permlaston ot the couit, as bls mlnd had been at fected and hls plans dlsarranged by tbe occur rences ot the mornlng, tlme to permlt hlm to Unuh on the followlng day. Gkoiiok Law, tbe well known capltallst of New York, Is dead, at the age of seventy.flve. l!e left hls father's roof at the age of fourteen wlth 910 In bls pocket, learued the trade of a mason, be came a contractor, and soon rapldly accumulatod wealth. Gotog to New York be bullt a jiottlon ot the Croton aqueduct, went into banklng aud be came Intereatod in steamboat llnes, sbln bulldlng. etc. Durlog the last ten years Mr, Law bas passed a very qulet and regular ltto, surrouuded by hls books, bls family and hls Intlmate frlends. For the thiee flacal yeais endlng June 301b the poBt-olllce de;iartment loitt only S1JO0 tbruugli the negllgence, dlsbonesty or malfeasance of postmasters. WnUrlmry Itonis. The village schools closod Frlday, The prl- mary and Intermedlate departments have been taught by Mlssea House and I'oland resriectlrelr. and do not show any materlal change In the gen eral character ot the Instructlon bltherto fur nlshed ln these departmeiit. Mlss I'oland, who has closed ber connectlon wlth tbe scIkkiI, was pteasantly rcmombcred by her puplls In the glft ofan autogrsph album and a bandsomo frnlt knlfe. Mlss House bas becn promoted to tlie In termedlate, but who will succeed Mlss House bas not yet been settlcd. Mr. D. 11. Coxe, tbe teacbor ln the hlgh department, has labored falthfully to make hls work effectlre, and he bas succeeded as well as could bo expectod nnder tbe clrcnm- stances. In thls, as In other departments of tbe school, there can be but little of thorough-golng Instructlon tlll It ls properly grsded, and the de partments classlfled so that the toacbcrs can de votsmore than apaltry flfteen ortwenty mlnutes to oach recltAtlon. Classlfled as the departments now are, a tcachers best etTorts are pnralyzed, and even the low rate ot wages patd foV Instruc tlon ylelds very lnadequate roturns. Mr. Coxe entercd hls department a stranger thls fall, and, In sptte of unfavorable clrcumstances, made a credltable rhowlng for hls flrst tsrm's work, There were pnbllo exerclses Frlday afternoon, made up of slnglng, recltatlons and dlaloguesln which all the schools partlctpated, Some of the little people performed thelr parts credltably, and of the older poplls, Mlss Annle Atherton reclted the Burnlng Shlp effectlvely, and Mlss Julla Ilenry rendered a selectlon from Longfeltow wlth pleaslng and graceful elocutlon. The winter term will coramence Monday, December 12th, There was not an overwbelmlng rusb ot visitors during the examlnatlon exerclses, and, from an 1 nspectlon of the reglsters, lt does not appear tbat any of the teachere havo been " bothercd "during the term by an excoss ot attentlon on the pirt of parents or any one else. Thls lack of a llvely In terest ln your schools, people ot Waterbury, ls a falliog fatal to your best interests and btghest prosperlty, (ln. next term, frenuently, and see how ybar chlldren are edncated. Yon would not leave, for three months, your cattle In the hands ot a hfred keeper wlthout golng f requently to In spect them. Are not yonr chlldrenrf more value than many cattle?,,,.. The school ma'ams and masters ot Waterbury do notdNplay tbogumptlon thelr calllng demands, the meetlng ot their asso ciatlon, appointed to be beld nt the Center Satur day, the 19th lnstant, was unattended by teacher ortown superintendent. Two or throe intcrested Indlvlduals braved tbe hardships of the storm and mud embargo combtned, and, after waltlng In valn for the comlng of the toschers, adjourned to meet at the same place Saturday, December 3d, nt twoo'clock r. M., tho snbjects for dlscus slon and the appolntments belng also contlnued, vlsiHowto toach elementary geograpby, MUses Uouse snd Catdwell; School government, T. C. Wrlght The very unfavorable weather, fearful travelleg, and the fact that tho examlnatlon of teacbers bad been set for thU day, will bave to pass as a good excuse for tho failure of thls meet lng. It ls hoped that the teacbers and all pirtles interested will be on hand In full nnmbers at the adjourned meetlng December 31 Unlon Thanksglving servlccs wlllbe held at the Metho dist churcb, ltev, Mr. Johnson preachlng the ser- mon The Congregatlonal Sabbath-school ls preparlng for Chrlstraas, a trce and approprlate exerclses belng tbe prlnclpal f eaturcs In the pro- gramme Mrs. II. M, Bruce, who bas suffered from tumor for qulte a long perlod, dted Wed nesday, the lGth instant. ller funeral was ob- served Frlday, ltev. Mr, Wheeler ofllclatlcg Zenas Watts Is conflned tobis houso by an attack of eryslpelas. After two weeks' trKI, St. An- thony's fire fs not exactly a tavorite agency wltb Mr. Watts for flgbtlug winter cold. Leblgh or Lackawanna sutts bls ldeas better. Ho ls eonva- lescent and expects to be out agaln soon Mr. Chase, the new landlord, ls busily engaged ln re f urnlshlng the botel and puttlog It on a good business basls. At the proper tlme be wtll be "at home," and will glve the communlty at large an opportuntty to make bls acqualntance. Under hls manageraent, a great iDcrease of summer busi ness especlally, Is confidently expected By reasop of bad weather, and ot a mlsuuderstand lng by some partles as to the saleof property, the Colby Wrloger Company sale, advertlsed for the 15tb, was postponed. The wrloger business will endeavor to effect lts cbauge of base to Boston ln Jannary,....Mrs. Luther llenryhas rentod ber bouse for the winter, and will spend the season ln Burlington wltb Mrs. Kllfts Lyman, and her daughter, Julla, In Hooslc, New York, with an aunt...MIss Allce L. Delano of Framingharo, Massachusetts, normal school ls spondlng a few dayB ln town..t..The botter market was a little dutl Monday, wlth prlces about the Bame. Good fall butter will sell for twenty-elght to tblrty cents, but the buyers say they flnd a good deal not up to nrst quauty. 1 urkeys sold Irom four teen to elghteen cents and chlckens from ten to flfteen cents por pound. Eggs, twenty-elght cents per dozen. Cadot. ltev, If. Sanderson was absent from hls church ten days last week and the week before laboriog as an evaugellst with ltev. Mr. Forney, in Sherbrooke-street Metbodist church, Montreal. The Montreal Witness speaks of the meetlng as belng largely attended and great good re- sultlng from thelr labors Fred Marsh, astu- dent ln Birre academy, returned home a few days slnce slck wlth dlphtherla. Ilelsnowcon- valescent, bnt one or two other members of the family are slck wlth the same dlsease. . . .Thomas Caldwell, a tormer resldent of thls town, was here and stopped at the Winooski botel a few days last week, and called on and recelved calls from a number of bls former associates. lle was one ot the early business men of the town, en gaged in dlfferent klods ot speculatlon. He bas been absent abont forty years, anl now finds but few of those wlth whom he used to assoclate. He attended the Congregatlonal church on tbe Sabbatb and requcsted the sexton to seat blm ln the sltp located where hls pew was In the old honse. He Is now elghty -five years old and very gmtrt and stralght for one of hls years At the carriage works we find Mr. Farrlngton has a fine lot of slelghs of all the dlfferent patterns waltlng the presenceof buyers Montgomery Ueath of Lancaster, New Uampshtre, has bougbt out the palntlng department ot Cbarles Wltt at the carriage works Noah Clark has sold bls farm to Koland and Kdward Bruce Tbe trus- tees got the street lamps Into position last Satur day and llghted them for the flrst tlme the same evenlng, givlng tho streets a very cheerfuland pleasant appearance. There are twelvo in all, nlne upon Maln street, two on Klm street and one ln front of the Methodlst churcb. Thls ls an lm provement we bave long needed. Carl Clark ls employed to Uke care ot them Thanksglving servlces at the Methodlst churcb at eleven o'clock. ..George Ileatb, mall-carrler from West Dan ville to Marshfield, bad a good horse dle a few weeks ago. lle bought another to take lts place, but ln a few days that was taken elck the same as the other but did not die, Farriers pronounced both korses poisoned. Williamstown. Arthur Marttn ls maklng a flylng ylslt In the west. Frank Martln came bome from Worcester, Massachusetts, last week. Hls brother Kgbert of St Louls, Mlssourl, came Into town the same dAy for a short stay, bringing wlth blm a) newly-wedded wlfe Thomas Sherldan has recently taken unto hlmself a wlfe from among tlie Chelseans. Tlie warmest good wlsbes of many frlends go wltb Mr. Sherldan Into hls new life.,.,. A telephone has just been put up be tween the houses of Mrs. William Beckett and her son-ln-law, George Marttn. Mr, Martln bas the job of teamlug for both our stores from Barre, . ...Mlss Anna Simons has finlsbed ber select school ln the Alvln Fltot dlstrict and will teach In Northfield South Village the comlng winter, Mlss Clara Dlckerman bad been engaged to teacb ln tbe Fllnt dlstrict the comlng winter, but has been compelled to glve up tbe engagement un ac count ot ber slckness wltb dlphtherla. She Is at preseut ln Walts River. Wllbur Adsms will teacb the winter school ln the James M. Bass dlstrict. Uarry Denny Is teachlng In bls own dlstrict. Mlss Julla Bass Is teachlng In the Seaver dltrlct,and Mlss Ada Martln In the Freewill Baptlst nelghborhood. Thus, It will be seon, our schools are to be taught largely by experi enced teacbers. Our school superintendent, Ervln Martln, hopos to secure for thls place tbe flrst meetlng of the recently organlzed teacbers' asso clatlon, to be held durlog the winter. Such a meetlng wllt be cordlally welconied bore Tho Methodlst and Congregatlonal socletles will bold a unlon servlce at the Cungregatlonal meetlng- houie on Thanksglving day, Rev, Mr, Wells (Methodlst) to olllctate as preacber Ilenry Boutnell waa burled on Saturday last. Mrs. Stctson prencbed the funeral sermon The chlldren aud frlends of Wldow Oren Sraltb celebrated her blrthday on Monday last, as did tbose of Wldow Uarvey Martln at an earlier date, It Is nloasant to cbronlcle these events In tbe llves ot two of the most eitlmable ot our Chris tlan old htdloa. lleaven reserves some ot Its best blesslngs for the chlldren who feel that such roothers can never "outlive thelr usefutness," and who dellglit to uo them bonor to the last, A rirriTioN over elght feet In length and con- Ulnlng several thousand slgners, bas boen for warded to l'resldent Arthur, asklog for the reap iwlntment of Mrs. II, A, I'oUnd as pnstmlstress at North Brookfield, Massachusetts. ller preseut term esplres next month. Northfield Itpms. Tho llquor agency has been removed from the drng store of Nlchols & Wllllams to the house ot Atonso A. Preston, on Central street, C. I), Wlillams having reslgned and Mr, Preston been appointed agent Inhlsstead Anauctlon sale of harnesses and robes was held In the basotnent of Unlon Ulock on Saturday evenlng last. The sale wss by partles from out nt town, and wltb the usnal results the buvers pnylog as hlgh prlces, ln most cases, as our dealers demand for slintlar goods, and In some cases hlgher prlces wereoDtamed,.,,Mr. John C. Cady, who wlth hls wlfe went to Callfornla abont a month slnce to vlslt thelr daughter, rotnrned home on Thursday last, bringing wltb hlm the dead bodyof hls wlfe, who dled In Calllornla soon after thelr arrlval In that state. , . .Kev. Church Tabor, presldlng elder of the Montpelier dlstrict, has appointed an inves- tlgatlng commtttee to receive and exnmlne the charges against ltev. II, W, Worthen of thls town. It Is expected that the romtnlttee will brgln Its sosslon on Tuesday, November 29th, ..Our In genlous traders, Kenyon & Soper, wbo send a tetrn through the village every mornlng In quest of orders for goods, have latelydlstrlbuted among thelr customers p-wteboard stgos whlch are to " hang out when any thing ls wanted, thna sav lng to thelr teamster, as well asto thelr nelghbor, the trouble of rlnglng and answerlng bells unnec essarlly, They repoit a large Increase of trade ln eonnfquence of the order system... .William 1). Ilastrldgeand wlfe, who were marrled November 8th, at Cowansvllle, Canada, on arrlvlng home the 10th, fonnd about fifty relatives and frlends assembled to glve them a cordlal receptlon. uames, muslc and jokcs were the order ot the evenlng, and thorougbly enjoyed by all who were so fortunate as to be present. Cakes and coffee were served under the dlrectlon of Mlss Dora L. l'lastrldge. who was " mlstress of cercmontcs," and by whom the company was Invlted, One of the cakes was found to contaln numerous small and suggcstlvo garments, whlch not belng dlgest Iblo will probably be kept over to answer on some other occnston. Presents ln great varlety and of constderable value were left-by the gitests, wlth whom we joln In wisblng the bride and groom a " world of happlnoss," Mr. and Mrs. Plastrldge Issue tho followlng card of thanks: "We wlsh toextend ourslncere thanks to the many relatives and frlends who gave us a very happy surprlso on onr arrlval horao; not forgettlng those who left tokens of remembrance and thoso who furntsbed mnslc for the occaslon.". . . .The second iecture of the " Northfield Free Course " Is to be delivered thls (Wednesday) evenlng, by Dr. I'. D. Brad ford.. ..Marshall G. Woodbas just recelved from J, K. Kgerton, agent for the Travelers' Insur anco Company, pay for one week's tlme, lost ln consequence of tearlng off the end ot hls thnmb at Lly'B machlne shop. ...Tbe graded school closed last Wednesday for a vacatlon of two weeks. Tlie prlnclpal, Prof. J. M. Hltt, has thus far been very successful in hls management of the school, and the untversally expressod optulon Isthathels "a rlght man In the rlght place.... Tbe examlnatlon of teacbers for tbe winter schools was held at the graded school bulldlng on Satur day last. Two only were present. . , .The dlrectora of the Northfield Llbrary Assoclatlon met on Saturday ovenlng last, at the llbrary room, for the purpose ot maklng selections of books to bo purchased, .. .Dr. Bradford and others are asslst lng Mlss Ilemenway In collectlng materlal for thls town's hlatory, soon to be publlshed ln Mlss Ilemenway s Gazetteer ot Vermont. . . .Tbe twen- ty-fltth anniversary of the marrlage of George M. Flsk, Ivq., and Jane F. Nlchols occurred on tbe lCtb ot thls month, Thelr relatives and a few frlends were Invltod to asslst In celebrating the event, and those wbo were present speak of the occaslon as one long to bo remembercd. A tea set and several other artlcles, mostly of Bllver, were leit by the guests as tokens of thelr aftec- tlonate regard..,, A lot of land on the road to Roxbury has thls week been sold by Stephen Cochrane to Danlel Bacon....F. McCarty has deeded hls farm to Mrs. Ellen Grandfield, . . . Mary A. Blood bas sold bor homestead interest in the National botel to Llzzle M. Koapp The com- mlttee of Investlgation on the case of Kev. II. W. Wortben are: ltev. Church Tabor (presldlng), ltev. J. O. Sherburne of Rochester, ltev. George Wells of Williamstown, ltev. D. F. Miller of Montpelier, ltev. l'eter Merrill of Waterbury Center, Bev. J, lt. Bjrtlett of Barre, ltev. J. W. Bemls of Northfield, Rev. A. Webster. Rov. II. F. Forestof Randolph (counsel for church), ltev. A. T. Bullard (counsel for Wortben) W. O. Whltmarsb lost hls pocketbook, contalnlng S-10, at Montpelier on Saturday but. Waitsfield. The followlDgresolutlons have been passed by Waitsfield Lodge' No. 'X, Ir.de pendent Order of Good Teraplars: " Whereas, lt has pleased our Heavenly Father to remove from ns by the hand of death onr beloved slster Emma (Uragg) Johnson: Therefore, JCesolvcJ, That we deeply sympathlze wlth Brother E. A. Johnson the father, mother, brothers and slster of the deceased, who are all members of our order and of thls Lodge, ezcept Brother F. A. Bragg. And remembeiing the gentte and lovlng dlsposltlon by whlch she won a place ln every beart, and also the interest she ever manifested for our or der, we sincerely mourn her loss and feel tbat by her death we bave been bereft of a cherisbed frlentrand our lodge of an earnest and faltbful member. JteKlved, Tbat we thank Riverelde Lodge Independent Order of Good Templarsof Lyndonville, where our deceased slster has for a few months past been residlog, for the sympathy expressed by them ln resolutlons passed upon the death of the deceased for the loss sustalned by our lodge, and, knowlng as we do her amlable dlsposltlon, we belleve she could not be long among them wlthout wlnnlng thelr love and es teera; therefore we bellero thelr sympathy to be beartfelt Itetohed, That as a token of our heart- felt sympathy wltb all the moumlng frlends of our deceased slster, we will wear our accustomed badge of moumlng for tblrty days. lietolved, Tbat coples of these resolu'lons be prlnted In tbe Vkkmont Watciiman, St Jobnsbury Index, Ver mont Unlon, Christlan Jesscnyer and Northfield Afcu-s Charlle Newcomb ls bulldlng a new bouse near the carrlage-shop Mrs. Martln bas sold her houso and lot of land to F. J. Green. . . .There was a good demand for poultry here last Thursday, Mr. Iidy buylng at the store of W. A. Jones, and John Sterling at tbe "new store" owned by Judge Ilaitlngs. General prlce was twelve to flfteen cents for turkeys and ten to twelve cents for chlckens. IIaiiuwick. Tbe school exhibltlon at the close ot the fall term on Thursday evenlng last was very successtul as to excellence ln the varied ex erclses, and ln attendance. The town ball was densely crowdcd. Gross recelpts from a flfteen cents admlsslon, 819 C9. Ihe commlttee on prlze speaklng awarded as follows for declamatlons: Ffrst Warner S. Drenan; second, Frank Lyford; thlrd, Miss Nettle I. Clark, all of Hardwick. Oratlons, first, Miss Joeie E. Flsk of Woodbury; second, John W. Dutton of Walden; thlrd, W, II. Taylorof Wheelock Thegrocery business secnis to be llourlsblng. M, R. McCrlltls bas added a small stock of grocerles to hls barness business ln the newly fltted rooms In the baso tnent of tbe Britaln bulldlng Tbe winter term of the academy and village schools begina Mon day, December S'Ji A series of teniperance lectures commenclng on Frlday evenlng last are ln progress here, by William Uurd of Dover, New Ilatnpsblre. The attendance has been small, much too small for the Importance of the subject, or to lndlcate a beallhy temperance sentiment ln the communlty. . , .Tbe county'road commlssion ers, In response to complatnts, made an examlna tlon of the " Warren brook " road so-called, on Monday, the 11th. Tbe result ot thelr Investlga tion was an order for tbe town to expend 5100, (inoslly In repalring brldges,) before December lst, next, and 8100 more ln June, 1882. Hils road has been consldered ln an unsafe condltlon for some tlme jiast Only two commlssioners were ln attendance, A. K Judevlne of thls town and Charlcs Rogers, Isq,, of Wheelock D. W, Alken, E-q., bas sold the Carllsle farm so-called, on the rlver road about one mlte east ot Wolcott village, to Cbarles-U, Goodrlch for $2,400 .. A grand ball ls announced to come off ntJoslyn's hotel In thls place on Thanksglving e e. 1'aul'a orcliestra f urnlsh the rnuslc. rnorEssoa John W, Simonps, formerly super intendent of publlo Instructlon for New 'Uamp sblre, has accepted tlie position of prlnclpal ot tbe Burr and Uurtou Seminary at Manchester, Ver mont, one ot the oldest classlcal and Kogllsb schools In the state. The ilerrtintici. (New Uarap shlre) Journal says: "1'roteHsor bimonds will malntain the reputatlon of the school, and we should not be surprised to learu that be has raa terlally added to It" It ls reported tbat the proprletors ot tbe Welden House, St. Albans, bave off ered to glve S1000 a year and free bouse rent to any responslblo party who will run the bouse on strlctly temperance prlnclples. The Ituttaud lltralj says that a gen- tleman of tbat place bas oiTered to take the house on these terms for three or nve j ears and to lur nlsb ample sccurity for the tultllment ot the con tract. Tiik Rutland county court was run at a net profit to tbe tUte ot five thousand dollars last year, and will appureutly make an equally gooil ehowiug at the close ot the present llscal year, Tbe llerahl says the amount iald by tbe llquor dealers of that county for fines, oosts and bonds called at tbe last term oi couri waa auoul 81,700. Vermont Slnto Nevr. A temperance readlng-room U soon to be opened In Bellows Falls. TwKNTY-rivit acres of tohAcon were grown ln I'ntney thls year. TnnMt Clilnsmen have gone Into thelanndry business at Brattleboro, Ititrtts E. Bkown, a yming Burlington lawver, bas absconded, leavlng many unpald dehts. Tnn Jericho cheese fnctory the past slz months has made 2,400 cheeses from 310,000 galfons of mllk. The state agrlcultural soclety h-is Invlted Gov- ernnr Smlth to dellver tho address at the next state fair. The rmbscrlptlons to tbe capltal stock of the proposed trmanent fair at Burlington now ag gregate $18,000. Patbick RoAcn fell Intolf, Q. Hiigbes'qnarrles ln Falrhaven whlleatwork Thursday, and was Instantty klllcd. O. W. Foi.lkiiton of Boston has bought 2.000 acres ot tlmber land near Newport and will erect a steam saw-mlll. From Burlington and Shelbnrn 1 1.654 barrels ot apples were shlppod during September, Octo ber and November. Tiik ptlvate class of tho medlcal department of Vermont Unlverslly nnmbors abont fifty, noirly double that ot last year. Dr. II. B. Ulackstonk ot North Troy cnt hlm- self wlth a dlssectlng knlfe a few days slnce, and will probably lose hls arm. Mary Lssm, an attendant at the Brattleboro Insane asylnm, was serlously Injured by a falllng elevator last week Monday, Joszpn Piielan caught a wlldat welghlng thlrty-one pounds ln a trap In the woods at East Granville one day last week. David Smitii, a notcd Invontor, died at Sprlng- field recently. Hls father, S.imuel Smltb, was one of Washlogton's body-guards. Wiiilk jumplng out ot a chalr, Thnrsdar. a four-yearsold son of Welllngton S.iger In Bur lington fell and broke bls rlght arm Mh.k delivered at the factory ot the Middle town cheese company during September netted the patrons 81 20 per hundred pounds. A new slz-hundred-ponnd bell was placed ln the tower of tho county court-house at Benning ton, recently, theglttof llon, George W, llarraon. Tlie cltlzen's commlttee for the euppresslon of rnm-selllng at St. Albans warns the Welden bouse and three other places to qult or they'lt be prosecuted. Mr. JoiinP, IIowark, ln addition to bls other glfts to the city of Burlington already cbronlcled, snbscrlbes one thousand dollars to the Champlain Valley fair project, Ouvnu Johnson, who ls well known through out tbe state as editor, author and lecturer, and a natlve of Peacham, has recently accepted a posi tion on tbe New York Evenlng I'ost, Katik DoNrnav, a Rutland servant glrl, mve- terlously dlsappeared last Sunday, taklng but a scanty supply of clothlng. She Is about twenty- one yeais old, tlll, and of dark complezlon. David Leb of St. Jobnsbury aged eeventy- seven, was knocked down at West Concord by a man jumplng from a train. Uls blp bone was broken and he ls likely to die frora the sbock. Maiiick YouNaof Weathersfield drove to Clare- mont, New Uampshlre, wlth Charles Streeter last week Tussday, They separated, and Young has not been soon slnce. There Is no clue to bls wbereabouts. David Goriiah and wlfe ot Westminster have just celebrated the sevcntletb anniversary ot thelr marrlage. Both came from Cape Cod when emall chlldren, and'Mr. Gorbam bas ever slnce ltvcd ln bls present home. Ddrino tbe slz months endlng November lst the business transacted at the Central Vermont frelght oflice ln Burlington was, ln tonuage, diuble the amount of the corresponding tlme ln tho precedlng year. John Brrnnan, an Engllshman, who was an Important wltness for Batcbelder ln the Brandon bank forgery case, aod who had prerlously been Uakbelder's clerk, bas left Middlebury wlth bls family for Callfornla. Batchelder Is now ln busi ness at Chlcago. Joiin 1'. IIowaiid ot Burlington now gives to the trnstees of the Kplscopal dlocese ot Vermont tltle deeds to elghteen bnndred acres ot land in Wisconsinand Minnesota. The Income from the sale ot tbe land will be used to suppoit the dio eosan missions in Vermont. Otis 1'. Si-urr, whlle rnnniog a turnlng ma chlne at the Spriogfield snath works recently, lost hls hotd of the stlrk be was puttlog through mochiDO nd It llaw uul, ffnuluiei hls skull just over the left eye, broke a rlb on tbe same slde and badly brulied hls rlgbt shoulder. Benjauin lt. Skaiis of Bennington marrled Mary A. Waters of Stockbridge, Massachusetts, at Bennington fifty years ago Sunday, and hls slster Lncy was marrled at the same tlme to Z. E. Foties of Middletown. All four aro llvlng, and are now celebrating the event at Bennington. Hon. Charles I, Beediot ot Brooklvn. who bas been appointed to tbe vacant place !n the New lork court of appeals, ls a brother to G. G. Ben- edlct, editor of the Fr't Prtu, He has been Unlted States dlstrict judge sinco 18IS5, but re- slgns that place wlth Its S4.000 salary to accept one wlth $'4,000 a year remuneratlon. The ladles who are to constituto the board of managers of Mr. Chauncey Warner's Home for Destitute Chlldren at St. Albans have elected Mrs. J. G. Smlth, presldent; Mrs. E A. Fuller, vlce- presldent; Mrs. II. J. Watson, eecreury; Mrs. F. S. Stranaban, treasurer. Mrs. M. II, Warren was elected matron of the new Instltutlon. Thovas Lvon esca;d from Sherltl Hulburt re cently just as they were to go to Rutland, where ,yon was to work tblrty diys for vlolating the llquor law. Itlsstated that be ls In New York state looking for a stepladder to find Hulburt wbo Is a slate-roofer. Lyon bas the nlckname " Gobbler," and Hulburt says be will gatber blm ln before Thanksgiving. A SnnLnuim family recelved a pleasant antlcl- patory Chrlstmas glft last week in the shape of a nlne-months-old fnfant An elderly lady stepped oft the New York ezprcss and asked the family to klndly care for a chlld for a nioment They cheerfully compllod wltb the request, whereupon tbe lady stepted aboard tbe cars agaln and was soon on ber way rejolclog. John Rvan, about soventy years ot age, was killed at Falrhaven, Thursday mornlng, by the prematuredlscharge of a gun. He was found sit- tlug on a box In hls b.trn wlth hls gun restlng between bls knees, and lt ls supposed tbat be leaned over whlle the gnn was cocked to fasten hls shocs. Ills movements dlscbarged the weapon and the contents entered hls breast. I'KACHAii Academy. Tbe closing ezerclses of Peacham Academy were held Frlday afternoon, November 18th. They opened by a vacatlon glee, entltled " Scbool Glrls' Chorus," by Mlsses Blalr, Harrlmao, Clark and McLaughllo, whlch was very well rendered; declamatlon, "Dangers of our I'rosperlty," by Ilenry D. Wlld, waa very well spoken; essay, "Bells," by Marlan D. Bole, sbowed a good deal of study; declamatlon, " Be- ware ot the Cup," by Walter N. Blancbard, Im partcd conslderablo lnformatlon ; muslc, " Marin ers Marcli," by Sirab J. Nelson, Intrt-ducing some very pretty stralns; recltatlon, " If we Knew," by Mary E. McLaughllu, was very good and well spoken; oratlon, "Tbe I'jtst and tbe West," by Jobn S. Chandler, although onco proroptcd was delivered well; recltatlon, " People wUI Talk," by Maggle G. Blalr, although an old plece ls always new; muslc, vocal solo, " Hope for tbe Good Tlme Cumlng," by Nellle M. Uar vey, a very pretty plece and w ell rendered ; decla matlon, "Our Unlted Country," by Loren K. l'artrldge, delivered In agood volce; essay, "Books and Authors, by Alma A, Parker, was very good aud lnterestlng; "Tbe Irlsb Phllosopber," by Thad S Varuum, was ezceedlngly bumorsome; muslc, "Menna Marcb, by Annlo Nelson; recl tatlon, "The Two Brldges." by Mary C. Clark, Introduclng several intemperance scenes; oratlon, "Itusslaand Nlhlllsm," by George 1'. Whltehlll, good, and very well delivered; recltatlon, "The Vermont Dlstrict School," by Nellle M. Uarvey, something new and well s;ioken; muslc, vocal solo, " Wblppoorwlll," by Emma J, Brock, very spilghtly and pretty; oratlon, "Clrll Servlce Re form," by Luclen W. Mlner, adrauclng some very fine polnts; " What We l'ay for, What We Get," by Julla B. Uarvey, good deal of truth; declamatlon, " Earnest Thoughts," by Walter I). Uarvey, waa good and some parts very laughable; rnuslc, "Alr wltb Varlatlons," by llattle 1-1 Mears, a very dltncult and pretty plpce of muslc playtd In gil tlme; recltatlon, "Survlval," by Emma J, Brock, very good Indeed; iem, "An Amerlcau Life," by George 11. M, Uaney, very liatlietlo and well delivered, Ukiog Garfield from Intancy to the grave; recltatlon, "The Sewlng Machlne Flend," by May K. Blancbard, a good tilt on machlue egcnts; esssy, " Frederirk tbe Uroat," by Mwaru v nim, very gooii; muslc, nnir rikI choius. "The Amerlcan llvmn." (tw- Iug to the Isteness of the huur the reiuarks of tbe truKtees were ouiltiel. aud the exerci-es were closed wlth praer aua tne beneaicuon by Rev, Mr, itottinson. That ior brdrldden Invaltd wlfe, slster,mother, or daughter. can be made the plctureot health bv a few boltlea uf llop Blttera. IIVI you Ut (Aei suger wnen so vojuij cureor The Hnpremo Court. Tbe followlng are tbe casos heard and decided at the late general termof the sopreme court: C. F, Rlchardson ti. W. F. Palge et al, reversed; James Mnllen fs. Vermont Mntual Flre Insurance Company, reversed and new trlal granted ; E. J. Ormsbeo t-s, M. 0. Uowe, reversed and judgment for defendant; E, J, Ormsbee rs. George Lano, reversed and judgment for defendant; John Mc- Oowan n. l'eoples' Mntual Flre Insurance Com pany, reversed and blll dlsmlssed; Sally S. Bllss v$. Townof Whitingham, judgment afllrmfd; Asa B. Boyd w. Town of Readsboro, afBnned; M. N. Oraves, et al i. Chandler Wakefleld, afflrmed; Elllot Ualllday et al, admlnlstrator rl. Town of Dover, afflrmed; II. T, Itoblnson ti. J, W. Frost et al, afflrmed; Vermont Valley Ilallroad Com pany of 1871 ti. Central Vermont Itallroad Com pany and ltothnd Itallroad Company, reversed and remanded for new trlal; P. K, & W. I. Crafta f. K. M. Colllns et uz., reversed and re manded; II O. Day, appellant v. E. S. 1'easley, afflrmed; Ulram Miller, Jr., by guardlan vt, O. II. Potter, reversed; S. M. Pennock t-. Nelson Styglcs, afflrmed; Lucretla l'erklni r. J, W. West, appellant, afflrmed; G. W. llendee, guar dlan of F. E. and G. B. Foss vi. V. C. Cleaveland, appellant, afflrmed; Town of Westmore vt. Town of Sheffield, new trlal granted; Franklin McLeltan rs. CyrusHeatb, et al, remanded for new trlal; WUIIam Darllng tt. II. C. Woodward, reversed and judgment for plalntlff; WUIIam R, Hlgglns vi. Windsor County Mntual Fire Insurance Com pany, afflrmed; Mark Lowell, et al, vi. N. W. French'a estate, afflrmed; llorace Calklns Eugene Cleraent, reversed and judgment for de fendant; State vi. R. E. I'eabody, bonds called and forfelted; Leonard 1'ennlraan vi. Town of St. Jobnsbnry, afflrmed; State rs. Intozlcatlng llquor, 0,11. Walker, afflrmed: State t. George Uan nett, judgment and sentence reversed; Alfred Burnham vi. Rtchard Jenness, afflrmed; J, S. C. Corllss t-. Town of Sutton, afflrmed j Thomas tt. Garlety rs. V, F. Wilder, et al, afflrmed; Flrst National Bink of St. Jobnsbury t-s. Luke Buzzell, etal, afflrmed; Joseph Farrar t-s, L. F. Edwards, afflrmed! Alfred Glle t-s. John C. Frye, afflrmed; C. L. Hnnt and wlfe t-. Alez. S. McLeod, af flrmed. After annonnclng declslons as above tbe court took a recess untll the second Tuesday ot May, 1882 State Agrlcultural Soclety. Thoannnsl meetlng of the State Agrlcultural Soclety was beld at White Rlver Junctlon, on Wednesday, November 10th. The offlcers of last year wero ro-electcd as follows tbe only cbsnge belng the sulxtltutlon of Joseph II. Peters of Bradford, for tbe late P, S. Benjamln of Wolcott: Presldent, Ilenry Chase of Lyndon; vice-presl- dents, C. Horace Ilobbard of Sprlngfield, Ilenry B. Kent of Dorset, Silas G. Uolyoke of St Albans and George Divis of East Montpelier; secretary, Ilenry Clark of Rutland; treasurer, N. B. Safford ot White Itlver Junctlon; board of dlrectors, II. Ilenry Bazter, of Rutland, Ilenry G. Root of Bennington, Geirge A, Merrill of Rutland, Wil liam R. Sanford of Orwell; George Campbell of Westminster, James A. Sbedd of Burlington, Lemuel S. Drew of Burlington, Crosby Miller of l'omtret, Archlbald C. llarrls of East Shoreham, Ilenry C. Cleveland of Coventry, Joseph U, Pe ters of Bradford, George Ilammond ot Middle bury, Jobn W. Cramton, of Rutland, Jnlius N. North ot Shoreham and J. C. Parker of Quechee; finance commlttee, Crosby Miller, James A. Sbedd and N. B. SafTord ; general superintendent, George Ilammond of Middlebury. A commlttee consist lng of II, G. Root, George Ilammond, James A, Shedd, N. B. SafTord and J. C. Tarker was ap pointed to confer wlth tbe New England Agrlcul tural Assoclatlon wlth the view of holdlog a jolnt fair at some place In thls state to be selected. l'resldent M. II, Buckham, Ilenry Clark and George Ilammond were appointed delegates to the National Agrlcultural Assoclation's meetlng ln Washington next January, George A, Merrill, Ilenry Chase, Ilenry Clark, II. G. Root and J. C. Parker were appointed a commlttee to report at the next dlrectors' meetlng on the wlsdom ot olferlng a eoc!ty's premium of $500 for the plantlng ot sbade trecs ln towns. Ilenry Clark of Rutland was appointed a commlttee to vlslt the sllos ot Burrell & Wbitman at Little Falls, New York, and report thereon. Tbe flnanclal report for the year ls as follows: Recelpts, $5, 0:15.27; general expenses, $1,442.91; premlums patd, $3,250.75; premlums unpald, $44 30; total expendlture, $4,737.90; net income, $297.31. Current Llferature. The recetpt of Number Nlnety of " Tbe Old Farmers' Almanio for 1882, by Robert D. Thomas," Is a reminder of the flight of tlme. Tbelllustratlons, not excepting tbe fligbty veteran wltb his scj the, aro as exact coples of tbe orlglnal thing of 1773 as tbe advanced state of the flne arts wltl admit. The roaxtms and Important hlnts about housebold econoray and the weather seem fresb as ever, Thls valuable annual has tho Boston Imprlnt of Wllllams, Ware & Co. Tiik Century (Scrlbner's) for December ls trnly a star number, and more than fulfllls all the promfses made ln respect to the new volume. Promlnent features are llfe-ltke engravlngs and deeply Interestlng artlcles upon botb l'resldent Garfield and Dr. Holland. Especlally do the Gar field artlcles comprtse matters of the greatest Interest, chief among them belng the narratlve of tbe Illness told by Dr. D. W. Bllss, the physl clan ln charge, ln whlch, as tbe Sprlngfield Jfo pulllcan well says, "he bas done the work so well and wltb such excellent taste, absence ot egotlsm and generous recognltton ot the servlces of hls medlcal asslstants and the others connected wlth the case that be bas made hlmself pretty secure. Thls Is not the record ot the sorgeon he premlses, "s mnch as of the man who loved bls patlent" The enterprlslng publishers of 77ie Century, In beglnnlng thelr new volume, take a long strlde forward In magazlne Uterature. Sonos oe Skven, A very cholce little gtft bk has been Issued by the Roberts Bros., Bos ton, conslstlng of that sweetest of all Jean Inge low's sweet songs, the Songs of Seven, wltb some twenty-five or thlrty beautlfully executed illus tratlons, Tbe engravlngs, several of them full page, are by Mr, Andrew, from drawingB by Miss Northam, Mr. Murphy and Mr. Garrett These IUustratlons most fltly and truly Interpret the del icate and tender sentiment of the poem. Of thls little gera a reviewer bas well sald: " ln the first place there are few poems whlch so appeal to the llklng of chlldren, girls and women as thts; for ln the several songs lt voices wlth ezqolslte grace and truest sympatby, the feellngs and experlences of cblldhood, maldenhood and womanhood. Mlss Northam's task ln preservlng the Ukeness of face and feature In the little rblld with whose song of exnltation tbe poem begins, and the malden ln the experlences of romance and love, and the woman ln the J iy of maternlty, the sorrow of wldowhood, the paln ot partlag and the wlstful longlog for home, was by no means an easy one, but lt has been well accompUshed. Prlce $2. For sale by Phlnney, Tiik December Atlantic brlngs to a close Mr, Uowells' and Mr, James' notable stories. An article of pecullar interest just now, ln viewof the trlal of Gulteau, ls tbat upon Brltlsh State Assasslns and the Defense ot Insanlty, by James W. Clarke. Mlss llarrlet W. Preston contrlbutea a cbarmiog article entltled At Canteibury, Mr, Rlcbard L. Dugdale coctinues hls papors on Scbool Sdence wlth one on the Orlgln of Crlme In txk'iety, and another solld pa;ier ls one entltled Soclallsts ln a German Unlverslly, by Willard Urown. Mrs. Kate Gannett Wells wrltes an article on Caste ln Amerlcan Soclety. One of the Athntlc'i excellent short stories ls Ueeter's Dover, by 8. A. L. E. M. Other Interestlng ar tlcles are upon Shakespeare and Berlloz, by Theo doreClilld; upon The llabltan ot Ixiwer Canada, by Kdward Farrar; and a poem by F.dlth M. Thomas. Tbe Athntte promlsea for nezt year serlal stories by Thomas Hardy, author ot Far from the Maddlng Crowd; by Mr. Blshop, tlie author ot Detmotd; Mr, Latbrop, author of A Study of ltawtborne; and by Kllzabeth Stuart 1'helps, Tbe other departments of the Allanttc essays, short stories, poetry, and artlcles on tlmoly topics will be of the same blgb order as heretofore. Its Uterary contents are so excellent aod so varied that lt commends itself to tlie bearty favor ot all who llke aod can sppreclate the best Uterature. Hcugbton, Mlftlln ti Co., Boston. Tiik Unlted States steamer Alliance bas re turned to New York from the Arctle reglons, wlth no tldlcgs of the mtsslug steamer Jeannette. Tbe Alliance bas been wlthln five hundred nlnety geo grapblcal mlles ot the north pole. , A Charleston, South Carollna, firm will dls trlbute $500,000 In confederate money at the At lanta ezposltlon, wlth their adverttsemeut prlnted on the back of the bllls. Skvkntern thousand seven hundred dollars bave been subscrlbed for the Garfield mrsuorlal professorshlp at Wllllams college. It ls boped to make the total $50,000 Uvman Blood. On the purlly and vltality of the blood de;end the vigor aud health f tbe whole system. Dlsease of varlous kinds ls often only the slgn that nature ls trjlng to remove the dlsturblng cause. A reiuedy that glves llle and vlgor to tbe bhd, eradlcates scrofula and other Inipurltles from It, as 1 loud's Sarsa;uirllla undoubt edly does. must be tbe ineaus ot preventlng many disoases tuat would occur wlthout lts use. Sola by dmlers. Waunku's Savk Kidnky anu Livau Cuiix.