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DECEMBEIt 27, 1882. BY W. W. PRESCOTT. WEDNESDAY, DECEMHEIl 27, 1882. Tlio Iebt o Tennesaee. The New York mrld thua mlldly dls courses on repudlatlon io Tennessee : " The people of Tennessee are just now confronted with a very important problem in polltica and polltical economy in the questlon aa to what they propose to do towarda read justing,' ' settllng,' or repudlating porhaps, tbetr Btate debt. The question, however, whlle It involves a purely local obligatlon, may have conseqaencea so Important to the futnre prospects of the democraoy of tbe Unlted States that it is aliko the daty of the people of the north to conslder It, and of the people of the south, and of Tennesseo in particulnr, to respect northorn opinion on the subject. The debt of Tennessea, whiob is in issue here, amounts to abont 821,000, 000, ineludlng a flum varloualy rockoned at from 83,000,000 to $0,000,000, and locally known aa ' state debt proper.' Most of tbe bonds were issned at par, with the promiao of aiz per cent interest. The Btate first cut the interest down to tbree per cent, but f ailed to pay either that or the principal. Sub seqnently a committee of bondholders ob tained from the preaent legislature a pledge of payment by fnnding on the basis of slity per cent of the principal and a 1 scale ' rate of interest at three, foar, flve and siz per cent. A large portlon of thls ln debtedness is held in the north, and nnder this last plan, some 37,000,000 of the bonds have been funded. In the canvass wblcb preceded the last election in Tennessee, the funding of thls debt became the most sharply defined issue so sharp, indeed, that the democraoy of that state waa itself divided on the questlon whether the terms of settlement made by the bondholders' com mittee should be adhered to, or whether a new basis of fifty per cent and interest at three per cent should be inaisted on. In the contest at the tiolls. General Bate. the standard bearer of the ' readjusters,' aa the1 50.3 advocates are called, was olected gor. ernor, and it is underatood that a majority of the legislature, which Is to be organized on Jannary 1st, ia committed to this read. jnstment scheme. ina speech at Fayettvllle General Bato aald : " If you elect me governor of Tennessee on the democratio platform adopted in Naahville in June last, I wili fold my arms when the bondholder comes and tell him he muat tike the 50.3, and if he refnaea, I will let his bonds mould and rot.' This is a clear and distinct avowal of pollcy, and there can be no mistaking its meaning. We cannot aee what effect the folding of Governor Bate's arms may have on the suppliant creditor who comes to ask the state to pay the debt it owes hlm, except that it may add to the dramatlo force of the announce ment. But what the bondholders will be apt to think is that General Bate is acting as the agent of a cabal of repudlators, and unless the state of Tennessee is pretty well stocked with cash capital it may have a hard time to pay its current bllla, not to apeak of incurring new debta and gettiDg trusted by future bondholders. Tennessee muat not look at the preaent alone in thls matter. The city of Nashville ia to-day of- fering a loan of its water works improve- ment and promisea siz per cent interest on the bonds. But such declarations as these from General Bate and his supporters are not calculated to strengthen thecreditof anything wlthln that state. Kren lf they stlpulate to pay the 50 3, tbeie is no telllng how soon they or the nezt administratlon may make it -10.2 on a new deal, nezt 20.0, and so make repudlatlon a reallty." SrniNQFiELD Kei'Udlican: When west- ern members of congress get np and howl about New Logland, as Anderson of han. sas did in regard to the fast mall aerrice the other day, they not only forget that New England pays for all her postal service and supports that of other states besides, but they forget Bome other thinga. About every week, and oftener than once a month, some pulpit in thls clty is occupied by a man from the south or the west who is " collect- ing f unda " for some echool, college, or other educatlonal enterprlse in thoae regions. When monoy is wanted, they never atop to twit New England of her " bowlders " or of her concelt and pride ; they never seem to be aware at such tlmes of our clalmlng " all the 1 brains iu the country,' " they come right along to the old maternal soll and bold out thelr bata and they generally get somethlng. These western people "blow" magnificently about thelr material wealth and population, pointlng to the four millions of New England, but when they want money the rest of the fif ty millions are never bashful about coralng here for it. Tiik right thing has been done by the cltizens of Chllton, Alabama, whobave Jalled two Mormon mlssionarles who were drum ming up converts there. They induced two women to Jotn ttiera, ana were arrested on ue onarge oi anauciion. Sammary of 'cwb. Keab-Admibal James',F, ScnENCK,',of thenaval rellred 11st, U dead. Bianop Benson has accepted the prlmacy of the Cburch of England. CniCAaohashad ten raystertouadlsappearancea of women and glrla wlthln twenty daya. Vbbseu from Brazll are qaaranttned at Daenoa Ayrea, owlng to the appearance of yellow fever. Tiik Chlcago clty councll haa declded to charge the managera of tbe ezpoaltlon $10,000 annual rent. Pbovrbty to the amount of ten mllllona of dollara was lately deatroyed bj fire Ia Klngston, Jamaica. TnE prealdent of the Unlttd Statoa ot Colombla ls dead an J the vlce presldent has aaaumed the prealdency. Br a great fire In Phliadelphla laat week Wed nesday a loss of several hundred thousand dollars was lncurred. II. A. OAnriELD, son of the late presldent, has been chosen to be an edltor of the Wllltams Col lege Athenaum. Tiie Cheyenne Indlans are trylng to organlze a government slmllar to that of the Cherokees In Indlau Tecrltory. A qenkual meetlng of lron manuiacturers of the west waa held at Plttsburg, Pa., Wednesday, with ctosed doors. Jeffeuson Davis has glren $100 toward a monument to General Albert Sldney Johnston, who fell at Shlloh. TnE natlonal temperance aoclety has forwarded to Washington a proteBt agalnst the pendlng bonded whlakey bill. Herr Most announcea that he will vislt all the leadlng citlas ot the Unlted States to establlsh ao- clallstlc organlzattons. Thbee lco gorges In the Alleghany rlver broke away the other day and swept away alztyfive thousand feet ot lamber. In consequence ot a gale whlch has been pre- vatllog off the coast of New Branswlck, several fishlng vesBels are total wrecks. Tiie ahlpment of lambor from Montreal durlng the past season ezceeded 41,000,000 feet, an In- crcase ot l'JO per cent over 1881. TnE cashler and asslstant cashler of the Second natlonal bank of Jefferson, Ohlo, are defalcators to the amount of $50,000 or more. Oeoboe IIabdimam shot II. S. Warner at Utlca. X, Y., on lionday, for alleged Intlmacy with his wtfe whlle he waa ln an Insane asylnm. Seyehal hundred atrlklng mlnera at Cannels- bnrg, Ind., refose to let new men eo to work. The aherlu and hla posse are on guard. Tna lastore' atrlke at Montreal has ended, the men havlng slgned the masters' agreement. The tactorles wtll all resume work thls week. Tiie wltneasea ln the Fhajnlz Park murder case have falled to Identlfy Westgate, charged with the murder. Ue b thought to be a crank. Ciiarles Ukyoen of Columbua, 0 a retlred merchant, drank a heavy doae of arsenlc, sup- poslng lt tobe whlskey, and dled ln a fewhours. TnE ezamlnatlon of Charles E. Poucher, Jr., on the charge of forgery, was concluded at Syra cose, Wednesday, The prlBoner waa held for trlal. TnE vlsltlng brewers have left Clnclnnatl wlth- ont elTectlng any arrangement aa to the prlce ot beer. Supply and demand will have to do that hereafter. A cirow's roost has been fonnd ln the wooda at Kast Mlllerton, Long Island. It extenda one quarter of a mlle, and the crows are shot by the wagon load. John It. BoTcnEL will make an additlonal glft of $100,000 to Butchel college, Akron, Ohlo, on the annlversary of the foundatlon ot the college, nezt month. Some forty flrms, repreaentlng the bnslnees ln- teresta of San Franclaco, have been lntervlewed and all favor the retentlon of the Ilawallan recl- proelty treaty, Tue conrni ot lnqulry and conrta-martlal at Calro, Cgypt, have been dlssolved. Some ot the rebel prlsoners were banlahed, but most of them were released. Two great grandsona of the famoua Danlal Boone of Kentucky have been shot In a trlvlal dlspnte and a hundred men are on the track ot the mnrderers. II Is now thought that Mlss Shaw and Mr. W. D. Whltcomb, who were aupposed to have com mitted anlclde at Cambridge, New York, recently, were mnrdered. Tue work on the tnnnel between Dover, Eng land, and Calala, France, haa been resumed, the headlng on the Kogllah alde being brought wlthln the (ortlficatlons. James A. Wilso.v, treasnrer of De Wltt ceunty, 111., committed aulclde Wednesday, Ilebadbeen apeculattng heavily ln graln, and his losses are aupposed to be heavy. Tue facnlty of Adelbert college at Cleveland, Ohlo, have relnstated the ezpelled jnnlor class, with the ezceptlon ot three, whoae namea the facnlty refusea to dlvulge. Malabial fever Is prevalllng to an alarmlng eztent in Illghland, N. J. A board of heallh haa been organized, and every posstble effort la to be made to prevent lta apread. FoitTV tbiaveaattacked the townot Almacattan, Mezlco, and captuied the mayor, justlce and al dermen and carrled them to thelr rendezvoua where they hold them for ransom. Tiik mlnlaterlal conference at Ottawa, Ont., haa publlahed a card calllng ujion tbe Chrlstlan com' munlty to avold ofTerlng wlne and other Intoz. lcatlog beverages on New Year'a day, A oanq of thlevea, aupposed to be New York profeaslonals, la operatlng eztenslvely In Plain field, Westfield, New Brunslck, FJltabeth and numerous other polnta In New Jersey, DELEaaErs, at a banqnet ln Parta gtven by the contractora on publle worka, haa annonnced that the scheme for the creatlon of an Inland aea ln Afrlca will be resnmed by prlvate enterprlse. Samuel E. Faiu, llarry Matthewa and Ceorge P. Smlth were arrrated In Baltimore, riaturday nigoi, ioi passioK a cuuuterii vou unueu oiaies treaaury note ana auempung to pass anotuer, Tiie two headlnga of the Kingston, N. Y., tnn nel on tho Wcat Shore rallway have baen brought together. The tnnnel la 410 feet long and will be compUted ln about a month. It haa coat $50,000. As eiploslon occurrod ln John F. Lovell'a fire- arms establtshment, In Boston, followed by a fire, caualng a loaa ot abont $100,000. Warren Lovell and Watchman Pcavy wre badly bnrned. Judok Coolet of the mnnlclpal conrt of Mln- neapolla, Mlnn., In a test case on Satnrday de clded that, nnder the statutea, the Mlnnesola courts cannot order the deatractlon of gambllng devlcea. A DEsrATCit frcm Syracuse aaya that In defanlt ot ball Charlea E. Poucher haa been committed to Onondaga penltentlary to awalt the actlon of the grand jury on chargea of false pretencea and forgery. Rev. Dk. KuniALCT Nott Pottkr haa been called to the presldency of Trlnlty College at Hartford, Conn., In place ot Prealdent Pynchon, who will remaln aa profesaor of natural phll osophy. Wiluau Obk, a clerk, waa robbed of a tln box contatnlng $1,700 by threa men Monday evenlng on Maln street, St. Lonls, whlle crosslng the atreet to pay the handa of Falrbanks St Co. The robbera escaped. Hox. Jameb Lyons, the oldeat and one of the most promlnent lawyera of Richmond, Va., dled last week, aged elghty-one, lle had boen a mem ber of the atate legislature and confederate congress. F. N. Buioos, auperlntendent ot the letter car- rlera and chlef clerk of the Denver poatoifice, was arrested Thursday on a charge ot abstracttng money from regtstered letters, and waa held in the aum of $1,000. Cfiauncrt W. Ikrr, cashltr ot the Unlon ateamboat company at Bultalo, N. Y,, haa been mlsslcg several daya. llla accounta appear to be all right. Great anzlety la ezpressed concerntng his whereabouta. Tiie body of Mrs. Wtlllam Barrett waa fonnd lylng In a field lately, tbree mtlea from her home at Scranton, Pa., with a dog alttlng onTier breast. She waa ot ezcellent character and her huaband auapecta foul play, Tiie Georgia legislature has made an approprl- atlon ct $10,000 for a portralt of tho late Senator B. U. III11, to be placed on the wall of the cham ber ot representatlvea. A Georgia artlst will be aelected to palnt lt. Last Thuraday a letter waa recelved at tbe Washington post-ofBce marked " Wiltshlre, Ohlo, December 12, 1882," and addreesed to Senator Ollver P. Morton, who haa been dead somewhat more than five yeara. Matob 1Iaiuiiso ot Chlcago aaya be will not lnterfere with the parade of armed aoclallata when Ilerr Most arrtvea there unlesa a dlsturbance oc- cnra. They vlolate a state law ln carrylng arma, but no munlclpal law. A Fousn Cathollc prlest at Bay Clty, Mlch., has been fined 8230 for llbel, becanse of hla de- nonndng a member of hla ehnrch from the pul pit aa not a good Cathollc, and warnlng hla flock not todo busineaa with hlm. A rBEioiiT traln of fifteen cara ran off a tres tle on the East Tennesaee, Vlrginla and Georgia rallroad, at Seney, near Rockmart, Ga., Satnrday mornlng. Conductor Ayera had a leg broken, and one traln-man la mlaslng. TriElatest reports from the powder ezploslon near Berkely, Cal are to tbe effect that, in addl- tlon to one Chlnaman kllled and one eerlously ln jnred, a white man named Thom was ao badly burned that he haa aince dled. Caitain A. C. Nott, cashler of tbe Pennsylva. nla state bank, waa abot and kllled ln Jenningi hotel, Unlontown, Pa,, by N. L. Dukea, a lawyer and member of the legislature, whom Nutt had called on ln a quarrelsome mocd. Tiichouse of B. II. Ilelser, edltor of theOpel. Ika, Alabama, Ttrnea, waa fired into Tuesday nlght by unknown partiea. Ten buckahotcraahed throogh the wlndow of hla bedroom and burled themselvea ln tbe oppoaite wall. An old man, aupposed by letters from prom lnent publlc mea fonnd opon hla body to be Colonel D. C. Coz of Washington, and formerly a well-known Ohlo politlclan, walked lnto the rlver at Chlcago, Saturday, and waa drowned. Alaiuii.no BKi'Oirra are pnbllshed ot the free negroes, many of them armed, ltvlng vagrants ln the wooda ln varloua parta of the Island ot Cuba. It la aald that thelr numbera are Increaslng dally and that they are formlngeecret eocletlea. Jahes CnuiiLEY, at rClncinnatl lately quar- relled with Ihomaa Lamb, a fellow workman; whlle eatlog anpper, and Cbumley abot Lamb twice. Ue ran for a doctor, returned and cared for Lamb till he ezplred, and tben aurrendered. At Grand Forka, Dakota, a fire bnrned Baker1 grocery, the Boston clothlog hoose, aeveral aa- loons, Mcl'heraon'a clothlcg store, Hnth'a gro- aery, the Unlon drug store, and aeveral amall stores. The total loss will aggregate $100,000. Anoirr 2,000 employes of the Chlcago, Mllwau- kee and St. Paul car shops threaten a atrlke lf not pald before the holldaye. The company la dlsposed to watt tlll after that. The rule haa been to pay the men before the 20th of each month. A QAxa ot mall robbera, who have been terror- lzlng Barbonr coanty, West Vlrginla, have baen on trlal for the past week. They were known aa the " Ited men " and the convlctlon of one haa been aecured through the confesston of another ot the gang. pRonutsou Fiusny of the naval observatory haa completed his calculatlon of the orblt of tbe great comet. The perlod occupied by the comet i revolutlon la about 793 yeara. The comet la prob- ably Identical with the very one aeen In 371 B. C. and 363 A. V. Eiaiix true bllla of (ndlctment were found by the grand Jury at Phlladelphla last week agalnst Dr. Wltllam S. Forbes, demonstrator ot anatomy at Jefferson rnedlcal college, for compllclty with resnrrecllonlsta In the despollatlon of graves ln Lebanon cemetery. A KOTOmoua character of Peru, 111., Pateey Donnelly, entered a saloon and wlthout cauae shot tbree timea lnto the crowd around the bar. falally lnjurlng Mlchael McDermott, Donnelly atepped ontalde and fired at Otflcer Scott wlth out effect, and Scott then shot and kllled Don nelly. Tn annual report of the Oblo rallroad commls, alonera just lssned showa that there areelghty rall roada ln the atate repreaentlng $100,000,000 capi tal, and havlng an aggregate mlleage ot 13,000. The groaa earnlnga for the past year amoonted to about $100,000,000. It appears that a Tlrglnia law allowa a person who la not a cltlzen tobrlng aanlt for dlvorce, and that Mra. Labonchere, who aeeka a dlvorce from her first husband ln the Richmond conru, may poeslbly be able to aucceed, aa the law aa to reaidence la not atated. TnK governor of Tenneanee haa laaued a certifi- cate of election to O. O. Dibrell of the thlrd con greaslonal dlstrlct ot Tennesaee. Thls la the dla- trlct of whlch three countlea were omlttea ny a legialatlve apportlonment act, whlch canaed dls- eusalon aa to the valldlty of the act. TnE offlce of the Buffalo Commtrckd Advertiter, one of the beat papera ln western New York, and many otber bnildlngs, were bnrned laat Thura day. The total loss will not fall nnder $379,000. Only one man was lnjured, although a terrluc gas ezploaion occurred durlng the fire. Tuebe la no trnth In the report ot a atrlke ot 2,000 etove makera ln Troy, N. Y. Several tonn drlea are cloalng for thelr annual hollday vaca tlona and repalra, and the proprletora ot aome ot them aay they may not resume work unlesa the mouldera will agree to a redoctlon ot wagea. Bisnor Faure ordalned 110 atndenta ot Grand Semlnary In Montreal, Satnrday, to ordera ln the Cathollc church. Orer flfty belong to the Unlted Statea, ot whom twenty-one come from Boston, ten from New York and Brooklyn and five from Chlcago. Some hall from as far away as Tezas. Tiie case of Mrs. Scovllle, who waa recently adjudged lnaane and then granted a new trlal at Chlcago, has been atrlcksn from the docket by agreement. It la reported that the nnhappy conple are rennlted and lt la hoped that thls wtll end the domeatlc troublea of the Scovlllea ln the conrta. A rASSENOER traln on the Bradford branch of the Erle road left the track near Carrolton, Frlday mornlng. The wreck was canaed by the ralla partlng. The baggage car, two coaches and a ca booae were demollahed. A nnmber of passengers were lnjured, and Conductor Bames was danger oualy hurt. TnxBE la great excltement in Greensboro, N. C, over the depredatlona of grave robbera. The ne- groea are all armed, an attempt havlng beon made by a body of anatchers to klll two deacona of the colored ehnrch, who lnterfered with them, The deacona were attacked ln ehnrch and the congregatlon stampeded. Sebious riots are taklng place ln Llncolnton, N. C, orlglnatlng ln an attack of traln handa npon the paymaster. The town mllltla waa called out, and thlrty rlotera arrested and jalled. Threats ot burnlng the town were made by the negroes, when the adjutant-general ordered the troops to the town. Serloua trouble la feared. Mbs. MoonEandMlaallawklnahavebeeupIaced In jall at Chlcago for horsewhlpping Dr. Evotsky two weeka ago. The women attacked the doctor to pnntsh hlm for an alleged alander. Dr, Evetsky accuaed hla partner, Dr. Clay, of lncltlng tbe women to attack hlm, and kllled Clay laat Frlday. Dr. Evetaky then committed aulclde. TnoMAS Doyle and Katle A. Morgan, glvlng the namea respectlvely ot Willlam Lattla and Katle A. Lattla, the flrat named from Sangerfield and the latter from Clayrille, Onelda county, who had been boarding at a honae on Court atreet ln Rochester, N. Y., were anffocated by the escape of lllumlnatlng gaa ln thelr room Monday nlght. They were evldently a rnnaway conple. So OE.VEUAL la the complalnt of aand-bagging and robbery ln the streeta ot Chlcago at nlght, and ao faat la the crlme growiog, that the lum bermen'a exchange, arooaed by the fact that one of thelr membera has baen attacked, robbed and left aenaeless on the atreet, offar a reward ot $500 for tbe perpelrator of the crlme. Slnce the first of December aeventeen caaea of thla klnd are on record. WltxiAM Muldoo.v and Theband Bauer wrea- tled at Clnclnnatl, Sitnrday evenlng, for a purae of $500. Over 2000 people were preaent, and tbe match, havlng the appearance of honeaty on the part ot tbe competttora, was hlghly ezcltlng and a magnlficent dlsplay of Grseco-Roman wrestllng, Muldoon won the first and thlrd talla and the purae. Many apectatora clalm that the second and thlrd falla were unfalrly declded. Tns Canadlan poatal department haa lnformed the postmaater general that at the laat aeaalon ot the Domlnion parllament an act waa paoaed az- emptlng from poatage all newapapera malled from the offlce of publlcatlon ln Canada addressad to aubscrlbara ln that coontry. Undar the terma of the postal conventlon of 1875, thla ezemptlon eztenda to newapapers malled from Canada and addressedto subacrlbera ln the Unlted Statea. A colusiox cansed by a mlaplaced ewltch at Cbarlestown, N. II., on the Sultlvan rallroad, cauaed conslderablt damage to the rolllng atock and lnjured two brakemen, named Ulcbael Mack and Dtnnla Crowley. Tbe frelght traln bound north went on a aldlng to allow the mlzed traln also bound north to paaa. The workmen falled to aet the awltch right and the mlzed traln crashed into the saloon of the frelght traln. Tbe delay waa allght. A DEsriTCU from SUver Clltf, Col., aaya great ezclternent la prevalllng ln Cuater county over an attempt to remove the county aeat from Roelta to bilver Cllff, A majority of the county commla alonera have ordered the consty aeat moved, bot the people of Roalta aay they have enongh armed men to retain poaseaslon of the county recorda, and lntend dolng ao, It Is feared the matter will end ln bloodahed, aa cltlzena ot both placea are nder arma. Davio OtrrrEH, a deaperate character, abot and probably fatally woucded John II. Allen, a atore- keeper, at Seatord, Del., Thuraday nlght. He then walked down the atreet brandishlng and flrlng hla revolver. Balng arrested, taken before Esqnlre Allen and ordered to dlaarm, he dellber- ately almed hla revolver at the maglatrate and fired, but a byatander atruck up hla arm, and the bullet aped harmlesaly by, Drunkennasa waa the canse of hla crlme. A WOTION for a new trlal In the murder case ot Tereaa Sturla at Chlcago waa not preaaed, and the fair, frall prlaoner Satnrday recelved ber aen tence of a ycar In tbe penltentlary wltb a jannty, aelf-poaaesaed alr. She made a little speech, ex plalnlng why abe accepted the sentence, and ar ralgnlng the character of the jnrora who atood out for convlctlon. She compltmented her coun- ael, and showed no evtdence of lnsanlty. She talked gayly after sentence waa prononnced, and threatena to go on the atage when lt ezptrea. An ezcited meettng of atockholdera of the de tunct Paclfic bank ot Boston waa held there laat Thnrsday. A reaolntlon waa preaented condemn-. Ing Bank Ezamlner Needbam and pronounclng hlm lncompetent and nnworthy ot confidence for hla fallnre to properly lnvestlgate and report the affalrs on the booka. A committee waa appolnted todetermlnehowto meet the second assesament, A reaolutlon waa adopted urglng that aulta be brought agalnst the directors and that all the per aona reaponslble for the dlsaater be prosecuted. Roland Gbant, paator of tbe Baptlst ehnrch In ronghkeepsle, havlng been requested by the board ot trnstees and deacona to reslgn, tendered hla rvlgnatton Snnday. In thelr reqneet to hlm to realgn, the trusteeaeayi " In oor Jndgment, your return to work with our church wonld be unwlse, unfortnnate, dlsastrous to the church and yonraelf." The maln charges agalnst hlm, aa he allegea, Inclndeaalackof dlgnlty aa a mlnlater, refuaal to respond to the calla of the alck and to thoae aptrltually Incllned, all of whlch he denles. An attempt was made to rob a weat-bound St. Loula and San Franclaco ezpress on tbe Tezas and Paclrlc rallroad, abont 150 mtlea east of FJ. Paao. Shortly after intdnlght, Frlday mornlng, aeven traln robbera attempted to capture and rob the traln whlle lt waa Btopplog at a water tank. Tbe aoldlera, who were on board aa guards, at once opened fire and the robbera fled to the bruah, where they monnted thelr horaea and eacaped. Blood tracea ahowed that either aome of the rob bera or thelr horaea were wounded by the fire of the soldlera. LebCbandall, secretary of the greenback com mittee that met at St. Loula, Wednesday, author lzea the atatement that the meetlng waa called to look over the gronud and conslder any propoal tion which mlght be made, and take auch actlon aa aeemed to be for the beat Interest ot the party. He aays there was a atrong f uaion element in the meetlng, but after a lull dlacusslon members of the committee were dtrected to return home and go to work to atlll fnrther build up the party nn der lta preaent organlzatton. Twenty-two atates were repreaented ln the meetlng. A I'uilaceltiiia despatch reports another acandal concernlng Mra. Langtry. She arrlved Monday evenlng, not on the traln ln whlch apart- menta had been engaged for her, but on a later traln, whlch she waa compelled to take becauae, aa Ia alleged, ahe had allowed heraelt to be de- talned at a late breakfaat by Fred Gebhardt, who accoropanled her. It waa elght o'clock before Mra. Langtry atarted for the theater, and her de lay caused great confuslon. Mrs. Langtry dld not make any ezplanatlon, ahowlng great Indif f erence to the oplnlon of the publlc. Tunovan misapproprlatlons of the funda ot the Clty bank ot Rocheater, N. Y., by 1U prealdent, C. E. Upton, to carry on oll apeculatlon (the mlaap propriatlon amonntlng to about $350,000) the bank has closed lta doora. The amount ot depoalta la atated at $500,000 and the amount of paper held by the bank at $800,000. Upton was treasurer of tbe Weatern New York Episcopal dioceee and had lta f nnda ln the bank. The aavicga banka ot the clty had large auma on deposlt ln the bank, Moat of the deposltora were merchanta ln the clty. In conaequence of the above fallnre the banklng honae of WUllam C. Moore at Ylctor, 17. Y., haa anapended. In Concord, New Ilampshlre, a very aevere earthquake ahock occnrred at twenty-fonr mlnutea past flve last week Tueaday evenlng. It waa Uke a beavy ezploaion aad ahook the butldlngs, from whlch tbe people rnshed lnto the atreet, In one bulldlng the concnsslon eztlngulshed the gas. The movement waa eaat and west. At Contoo cook, New Ilampshlre, the heaveat earthquake or ten years occurred at twonty mlnutea past flve r. H. It laatcd aeveral aeconda. At Dover, New Hampablre, two allght bnt very perceptibte ahocka of earthquake were felt, The dlsturbance lasted teh aeconda, and waa accompanled by a rumbllng nolae. Sbocka were felt at Rolllnsford, Rocheater and other towns. Tbe people rnshed ont of thelr houses bewlldered. ' A ratrlotlo ICtter. When the war ot tbe rebelllon broke out Trenor W. Park, whoae death la recorded in another col umn, then a resldent of Callfornla, aent the tol lowlng creditable letter to the chlef ezecutlve ot hla native state: "llon. Eraatua Falrbanka, Gov ernor of Vermont: I have to thank the Pony Ez priu for the pleaalng intelllgence that my native atate haa, by the unanimoua vote ot the legiala ture, appropriated men and money to ald the ad ministratlon ln the protectlon of the conatltutlon agalnat the foea of the country. I know the Green Mountaln boya, tike thelr ancestora ln the revolutlon, wili be found faclng tbe enemy, Al though nearly 6,000 mllea ramoved from Vermont, I look with great intereat to anything that relates to her honor, and alwaya fiod her right. I love Vermont and her people, and take pride ln belng counted among her aona. Enclosed you will find a check for $1,000, whlch the atate of Vermont will please accept aa my contrlbntion towarda de fraylcg the ezpensea of fittlng out her aons for batUe, or sopnortiog the famlllea ot tbose who may fall ln defence of the flag of our Unlon. With tull confidence ln tbe aucceaa ot the right, 1 am, Very truly youra, T. W. Pabz." Hardwick. E. O. Metcalf, tenant and mana ger of oor town farm for the past three years, haa pnrchased the Iliram Meader farm ln tbe north part of Walden ot Stephen V, Meader and wife, the preaent occupants. rottseealon glven ln March, 1883 Lleutenant V. II. Brldgman, pro fesaor ot mllltary aclence at Amherat, la now at home apendlng a tno weeka' vacation with hla parenta.,.,Shattnck haa recently aet up anew tlma regulator ln hla atore, for the better accom modatlonof bia watch-repairlcg bualnesa. Itwaa made by the Seth Thomaa ciock company, whoae reputatlon for flrst-ciasa work la unaurpaased, . . . Thomaa K. Boynton la reorted aa very alck with ficeumonla. George Uoweof thla place haa the ang fever..., Dr. VVard haa lately recelved at hla new store five hundred bushela of rejected wbeat, whlch la being aold for feedlng puruosea Dr. S. lt. Corey, an old resldent and hlgnly eateemed pbysiclan uf Craftsbury, la reported aa ln a very critlcal conditton from the ravagea of a fatal dla eaae that haa been praylng upon hlm for tbe paet year or more.