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St. .li.lni-lMiry, VI.. I'rtilny, Orl. 12, 1HH.T At the Kpiseopal conventioii at I'hil udclphia on Tut'Mlay, a lively dobate eiiMied over a proposition to substitute the uoids "Iloly Catliolic Church foi "l,it'stant Kpiscopal.' The prop osition was dcfeatetl by a votu of 2. lotil. .:itioii:il Itnuks. Tho ainiual mi-cting of tlm Anierican Hankeis' assnciation is being hehl this week in I.ouisvillc, Ky. The hunkiug system has uttailifd hilch proportlous that tho mei-ting nf its represoiitntivt' in ainiual I'oiivi'iitiiin is attciiilt-d with considfrnhlc interest. ThtTe aro ovcr 7,(M)II banks in the Uuiled States, and of (hcse nearly 2,500 aie natioual hanks. At no tiine since the cstahlish ini'iit of the haiiking system have tln bank.s enjoyctl gicntcr prnspcrity than at. the prceent tiine. Tlieir net cain i ti j" weie neaily iiine per cen on cupi tal invested and siirplus tluriug li&i, aml tlieir loans have iucrcascil tt aliont .f-J.'i-.ll,(MMI,(MKI aml tlieir deposit ti ahonl sl,l:r.,(MKI,(HMI. The liusiness of the cniintry trausaetctl tliinugh twenty tun clcaiing hniiscs niuniiiitcil to S-iil ".-.IMMLIHHI in ISS. or nioie than twiee as iinicli as in I'ostiiiMsleis S:il:iries. Some inteiestin faets are ohtained floin some liguies pi'cpnicil by th I ii it lti ilcpai tmeiit showinj; the ninoiint of the snlaiics paid to tlu postiunstcis of the coiintry. There postniasteis who are uipointed b the piesiilent, whnso snlaiics augre gale .i.-,7."i( 1,(100 a ,ear. In the lower "lattes theie aie aliont l.i.ooil liost- masto.s, whn.se salaiii-s inerease tlit total aiiioiint paid for this dcpartnifiit of the iiuhlif service to ahont, two-lifths of the amotint pniil ollice-hohlers of all Unils. Theie is an inipiossinn that whoover holds a govcrniucnt ollice has a gieat siuecuic. I'iiiiii the latest issne of tlit "l.luc llook,'' whieh gives the salarii of all gnverniuent ollicials, some equal- 1 iiiteiestiiiir fartsaie learned. In the year jirior to its issne, there were forty heveii poitinasteiH in the coiintry hIi salaiie.s for the entiie year v leM than '1 eaeh, eleven who leceiveil le.ss than twenty-live eents a year for tlieir serviees, and oins, in TennesM'e aetually leceivedthe iniinil'u'ent salary of live eents for his yeai's serviees ! 'I'lw I:iy Stnlt" "ScraUilioi-s.' The Massachii'.etts independents iniit at Yoiiug's hotel in Uoston on Satuday and li'Milvcil to snpport Kobinson for goveinor and oppoe Anies forlienten ant-governor. They isnied an ad die.s, and, to hiiinor the niore tiniid among tlicni, refraimed from placiii iiomination a eandidate for lieutenant "overnor, triittiiig to the deinoerats to Mibstitnte the naine of some inan in place of e.x-Mayor l'rinee npon whoin they ean unite. A Ietter froin Charle I'raneis Adams, who was alwent in the west, was lead, in whieh he earnentlv depieeated all "shle shows and ininor issues," having lefeience to the oppo sition to Mr. Anics. The sanio stand was takeii b .laines l''reeman Clarki Theie weie lt;." piesent, inelnding f!en I". A. Walker, l-'rank IJird, Col. T. W lli''iiiui, ('oiiirressninii Lvinan and niany aetive and earnest yonng nien who weie imwilling to adopt the plan advoeated bv tlit: niore eonservative ones. I ne oppoxition ot a laetion repre sented bv siich a Iarge nninber of able and ilistingiiished nien will be qnite faetor in the .Massaehllsetts political piobleni. 'I'lie Oetober ll-:tiiis. The only elections now occnniii Oetober aie those of Ohio and Iowa These took ilare 011 Tnesday ; ant while the paitvlines wero somewhat chaiiged by the tcmpcrance (iiestion whii'h euteied into the cauvass in both states, the general result is eneouraging to the lepiiblicans. Taking the tidal wave majoiity of last year for a coni parison, the lepuhlieans have succeed ed iu redueing the deinoeratie niajority fiom 1!,000 to !l,(M)0, taking the deino eratie estiiuato of this year's niajority. The republieans, however, eoncede Iloadlcj's eleetion by only H.IKMI or 1,(M)0. The lepublieans eleet their eandidate for lieutenant governor. The legislatme, whieh will choose a United States senator to suceeed I'endleton, is very elose and iu doubt. The demo riatM elaini it by live aud the republi eans by one niajority. Tho liipior aiuenilini'lit is badly defeated, aml it is tliought the niajority agaiust it will exeeed 10,000. Iu Iowa the republieans earry the legislatme and give Shermau a niajor ity for governor of 2."i,000 or :S0,00, thoiigh the deiuornits elaim his niajor ity w ill not exeeed T.,000. Itetler Poliee l'roteetioii lu tlie Olllltl')". Thete are niany advantages iu rural life, and it has its corresponding dis advantages. The Springlield Kepub lican publishes a letter fioui lleniy M. Pield, editor of the Xew York Evange list, who resides in Stockbridge, Mass., whotells about burglars eutering his liouse and taking about S100 worth of tiilver. The correspoiident thiuks thi with siiuilar experiences iu other towns, "siiggcsts the question whether wo do not need, for our own protection, an ellicient country poliee." He eoncliides that "the good old ilays of New Eti l.i 111I aie ileparteti, wlieii nien nover Jocked eveu tlieir outer doors, and yet slept iu quictuess aml peace," and asks if one cannot "enjoy country lifo witli-U , . . , - , i o,.t such a .ltawback as being kept in a state ot aiarm ty tneso unweicometi j Thero sliould be good men as the can iumulers f The Keptiblican com- i didates, not oulv for president but for nients npon the ease, -vhich it Raj's enihaMzes the growing need for bet- ter police protectioa in tlio coiintry." It further wiys : Onr leadins villages, inidway bc- twcen city and coiintry, are tho most uniiroteeted siiots in Ncir bnrlanil lile. Thoy have ollicers who geuerally prove to be otheers only m nanie; having n espert knowledge of criniinals, niglit watclinien are uutliouglit ot, aml m niannfactiiring places particularly there i turliiuent element wlneli is too f-cliloni mailc to feel the restraint of law. Tho farmiiig popiilation object to being taxed to support watclinien for tho villagc h, and so tho towns neg- Iect Dolifiii'r. Lonking at the whole iiuestioii broadlv, if vo liail the nioney sient on the militia to be iicl on a iuiilieil iniicin; svsteni, wo eonld better protect the eoinniimity at all points : but nnder existing condi- tions ench coiniiiiinity iiiiitt work out its own protection in a Iarge iiieasnre 'Iio Atlitml: of the I1Ioi'iii4ii Clnircli. tVt the fifty-third Renii-annunl con ferenre of the Morinon C'hnreh at Salt 1-ako City, l-'riday, the Mnrmoii lead- r asHiimed a deliant attitnde. One of the npostles inade a speech, in whieh he took strong grounds in favor of po lyganiy and tithe-paying. He said that after the passage of the Kilniimds law, polygainists that had professed to be good latter-day saints had pnt away tlieir wives and sent theni to tlieir inothers. For Hiich men he had an nt- ter eontempt, and he had niore respee for Ccnlili's or Methodists than he had for latter-day saints that. were fright- ened b a law passed by Conress Among this elass is J'lesident Taylor, who was the tirst to send his wivc aua,anil wlio ilul not eall tliem te cether aj;aiii until the Chiirch riiiicliul- ed to test the eonstitntionality of th aet. ISriirhnin Young, .Ir., said that no power on earth eonld oveithrow tlu saints, and that stionger levelations than those tliej had leeeived were yet to eoine. George Q. Cannon spoke in the saine ntrain. Apostle Snow said that all the powers of heaven and hell eonld not prevail against the saints, and that they wonld go on jirospering. Kighty-one niissioiiaries have lieen aiiliomteil to go on niissions to Knrope and the Ilnited States, and eijrhteen set. apart for the Sonthern states, where the Chiireh is meetin witli eonsiderable sneeess. Statistics were presented showing the memher ship to be 127,000, the niimher of faini lles 2:1,000, the births of the past, six inonths 1,200 males and 1,100 femnles, the nniiiber of ehililn 11 nnder eight. years in that. city 7,000, the niiniber of marriages in si inonths ICW, new nieni bers 2:$,010, and deaths 781. The chiireh organization eoniprises 12 npos tles, .ri8 patriarchs, ,"!,8ri4 "seventies,') :i,ir:S high priests, 1 1,000 elders, 1,.-)0(I bishois, .'1,100 deacons. The attendant'e was Iarge, and a de termination was mmiifusteil to Rtand ly polygamy. Some more vigorons measures will need to be adopted than have yet been proposed to root ont the system. The government has tempo rized too long, whieh poliey of paciliea tion eneourages the leaders in an atti tnde of open dufianro to law. Senator I:IiiiiiikIs aiul tho I'l-es-iilenej Theie is no inau who ean throw niore ineauing into fewer words than Senator Edinunds. At tho Episcopal conveii tioii at I'hiladelphia last week, he de clined a iiomination for the ptvsidency of the conventioii, aml said that ho was not "a candidato for president. for this or any other ilaco at this or any other tiine." One eonld not well eou ceive of a inoro conciso or signifieant sentence. It has occasioned a good deal of coinmeut by the press, and is regarded, as was evidently intended, as a ileelaration that Senator Eilinunils is not a eandidate for tho presidentiul iiominatiou in the coiuinonly-accepted sense of the terni. No one has believed that Edniunds is an ollice-seeker, or desires tho uoiniuation. Xeither is there iiiueli doubt that he vouhl honor by his aeceptanco the call of his party to beconie its standard-bearer. Such nien as caudidates are what tho party and the country need, and no nreater steii eonld be taken iu furtherance of tho growing seiitiinent of eivil service lefoim than the noininatiou of Senator Edmunds a iiomination that would be equivalent to an eleetion. The Xew Y'ork Tiines legards it "a very iinportant utterance." So it is. And tho Tiines hopes that he "has been misivported, or, at Ieast, that he niay reconsider his deterinination." He has 110 "deteiinination" to leconsider. Ile has said that. he is not. a eandidate, and the country belicves wtiat he says. That is one good reason why he should be iiomiiiated. Tho country is tired of place-seekers, and is anxious to get liack to tho good old tiine wheu the ollice sought tho man and not the man tho ollice. If Senator Edniunds is nomiuated, the ollice will seek him ; he will not seek the otlice. He has not said that he would notaccept the noin inatiou if it were otlered him, and wheu he makes such a ileelaration, it will be tiine eiiough to eousider him out of the lield as a possiblo presiden- tial eandidate. Of his utterance the Springlield Hepublican says : That is nothing ; he always talks so, aud without iloubt talks as he leels. He is destitute of presidential auibitiou, and ifit is necessitry tliata man slioulil lie awako niglits worrving, scheiiiin and laying wires to get the noiiiiuatioii, .Mr. Edniiiiids will never be tho eandi date. But if ho is nomiuated, we be liovo he will never refuse to run. The Xew Y'ork Graphie says: Tho couutrv has uot a purer or an abler inan than Senator Edniunds, aud when ho wa cjilltd to the presiueucy of the senate, it was felt that iu ease of tho death or disabihty ot president Arthur. tho coveriiment would ue 111 safe hands. His eleetion as president pro tein. was received with the pro- fbuudest eratiucation tho country through, aud there is no good citizen J who will uot regret liis indisposition 8, higher. It is to be earnestly 1 honed that both parties will send to . th 1 fnnt the,r bfi8t m(JU neltyear. the secoud place; wo have learned the necessity of providing properly for both. Thedays of the availablo man, the geographical individiial, the per son to jiroperly balanco the ticket, onght to have gone by, and t!ie mero tradmg politician onght not to go on the ticket or have to do witli tho mak- of it. Senator Kdiiinnds wonld be by all odds the best man to lead the rcpublicans, and as a good citizen ho eonld not refuse tho honor if it wero tendered hiin. If it were known that he would be tho republican nomiuee, the denioerats would also pnt forward tlieir best man as their standard-bearcr, and there would be a cauvass of whieh every citizen would be proud, aud a result, whichever ticket might be cho sen, whieh would eusure a better qual- lty of government than wo liave neen used to of late years. We hopo there is reason to believe that Senator Ed iniinds is willing to eontinuo to serve tho country, and that ho will take whatever lugh place his party or tlie people choose to give hiin. There are uot so many men of his purity and ability that one of theni cau be easily spared. Who is there of his long aml good oervico that isunspotted as ho is f Who better deserves to be president than Senator Edmiinds? I'ultlic Opiiiion. TIIK HBXKFITOI-'AltCTIC KXl'LOUATIONS The Independeiit aluiost gets into a tit beeause another failuro of an Arctic exhibition is followed by a "cheap iusillanimous ery" to pnt a stop to this oxposiiie ot lite and money tor au objeet whieh is of 110 practical use. Let tho Imlependent aetually weigh the Aretie whale.-oil iu one pan and the Aretie knowled"e in tho other and seo whieh is the heavier up to date. Or put theni both aj'ainst tlie fro.eii bones of bravo men and the 1 111 rn in ir of ships iu the iee-glades of northern sea. If anything has been settleil it is tliat with it-e-nergs as now eonstituted, we ean't get our boats beyond the barrier, and tho only way to liud this "seeret of tho Aretie" is to make a better ship, aud not to con tinue to spriukle the north with wreeks and the lost boilies of iiit'M urged on to tlieir fate by the leekless application of a good sentinieut. Springlield Ke pilbliean. MIIUMOMISM NOT KKTUOnUAIIINT.. Stiiet. I'onstruetionists who oppose severo nieasures towards the Mornions arguo that the "twin relie" is .1 nietli :eval institution whieh is so eutirely opposed to moileru thoiightaud inodern progivsstliat.it miist sooner or later peiish of it.s own aeeord. Let. the Monnons alone, say these stieklers for eonstitutiouality, and polygamy will eome to a uatural eml. Hut there is plenty of ovidence 011 overy hand that this feeling of eonlideni'o in the self- orreetive qualities of tho Morinon chiireh is false. Its missionaries were never 111010 sueeessful iu all jiarts of t'hristemloin, and never did the Apos tles show a jrreater pertinaoity and ag- ression iu extending their temporal unl spiritual power and resisting the natioual authority. A brief repoit of the Moriuou semi-aiiuual conferenco. iven in the news columns,relleets eor- reetly the truespirit of tho Latter-Uay Saints. I'olvgamy is defended and lorilied aud delianee to tho natioual goveninient. is breathed in tho speeches of tho Apostles. Tho twin relie shows nosigus ot ilecay but on the contrary a healthy activity. l'ortland Advertiser. Tlu; Hov Scalc Coinpany. Tho Howe scalo eompany has re organized with Jolin B. 1'ago as presi dent, John A. Sheldon treasnrer, and Hockwood IJanett, John W. Crampton and John A. Sheldon trustees. W. H. I'age will run the business under the trustees. Tho coinpany, whieh has been for soine inonths iu embarrassed circunistaiices, has surreiidered all its property and notes aud bills to John W. Craniton, John A. Sheldon and Hockwood Barrott, well-known busi ness nien of Rutland, who have taken possession of the works aud will here after earry 011 tho business as trustees or managers. These men represent tho syndicate whieh has been entered into by twentv-two of tho eitizens of Rutland for tho jiurposo of keeping tho woiks runuing, it being agreed among tho nieinbers of tho syndicate that they will lentl tlieir credit aud guarantee the jiaper of the trustees or managers to an amount not exeeedini; 8 If 10,000 at any 0110 tiine. Theso trustees or uianairers aro to earry 011 tho scale business in their own naine, without any connection witli the Howe scalo coinpany, and will raiso money and pay oll" the employes at once, and tho other indebtedness of the eompany as soon as possiblo. Wheu all the debts of tho coinpany aro paid it is understood theso trustees and iuana gers aro to surreniler the property to tho Howe scale coinpany. Ex-Gov. I'ago will have nothing to do with the prosent nianagenient nor will the Howe scale coinpany. There is over threo inonths' pay still dne the employes who have been hard pres.sed for want of their wages. I,ilT.-iry. The physiological plot of that psy chological novel, "Jlr. and Mrs. Mor ton," is said to be taken from "A Physieian's Probloins," a book quito diflieult to get, as it is out of print. Tho A B C PathlinderRailway Guide for Oetober is out, and as usual con tains a lai'Ko amount of iiiteresting reading inatter, besides the latest chauges in the tiine tables of all tho New hnglaud milroads. Will Carleton began coutributing to the paners when a boy. In ijradnatiiiK in 1809 he was tho poet of tho class and read "Rifts 111 tlio (Jlouds," niaideii ellbrt. Sinco then four books of poems have been issned, aml the aggregate sales have been $200,000. "Tho Bread'Winuers, the anony- nioiis sonal now appearing in tho Len tury, is much praised by other authors Mr. Howells, in denying tho author- ship to a frienil, added, "I wish I had written it." Tho second half of the story, yet uiipublished, is said to con- tain 6oiiie very exciting cliapters. .Mrs. Ilarriet Ueeclier 3towe says that the uovels ol tho day lack roinan tic interest. Iluinan passion has couie to be syiioiiyinous with a mawkish hysteria, to be photographed without grace, and by what strikes her as a ilry piocess, whieh takes the victim in tho middlo of an cmotion, as a horse is caught with all his feet iu tho air. R. U. Bowker, who has been iu Lou don for nearly four years iutroduciiig llarpers Muguzino, altriliutes tho re markablo success of Harper's and Seribner's iu that country to tho gen eral superiority f Amerlcan iuagaziue literaturo and illustrations. He says the periodicals of England and Amcrica aro ditlerent 111 this one radical par ticular : "The English magazineH treat of overy subject fioui ihe critical poiut 01 view ; tlio Anierican in the narrative style. They cnticibe ; we report." State Pcrsonals. Judgo Redfield is to sail from Que bec for Europe this week. Ilarris A. Bowker has been comniis sioued as postmaster at Bartouville. Anson B. Hovt, editor of the Dan ville Xorth Star, had a sleigh-rido j Oetober 2. Prof. W. C. Crippen, fonnerly of tlio Johnson Normal school, is now at Dawson. Dakota. Fred C. Camp, fonnerly of the Amer ican hotel, Burlington, is now clerk at the I'avilion iu Montpelier. S. B. Pettingill, late of tho St. Al bans Messenger, is now 0110 of the editors of tho Poitland (Oregon) Daily Oregonian. The wife of J. R. McKelvcy, the well- known temporaiice lecturer, died at Greenbtish, X. Y'., Oct. (, after a linger- g Uluess, aged tlnrty tlnee years. The widow of the lato Henry B. Stacy of Burlington died Oct. 8. Mr. Stacv was for eighteen years, prior to IS4G, publisher of the Burliugtoii Free Press, and subseiiueiitly United States cotisul at Rovel, lfussia. Mrs. II. M. T. Cutler, the womau Hiill'ragist, writes to tho Woman's Journal that tho cordiality with whieh sho has been received diiring her trip through Verihont far surjiassed her most sanguine hopes. II. Royce Bass, a former teaeher in the Xormal school at West Randolph, who went to Sonthern Califbrnia for his hcnlth a few niouths since, is very low with a lung trouble, and his re covory is hardly possiblo. C. B. F. Palnier, reiorter of the last session of the stato senate, and E. Graco Hinniau, only daughter of G. I). Iliuman of Xew Ilaveu, wero imirried at Xew Haven, the cereinony being perfornied by President Hanilin of Middlebury college. M. L. Green, assistant ehief of the Eastern division pensiou ollice, died Friday at Albmpieique, Xew Mexico, whero ho had been spending his vaca tion, aged sixty-four years. Ile was a nativo of Yerinont, but had lesided in Washington aml been attached to the pension ollice for over uiiieteen years. II is taiuily resides 111 asliiugton. Lemuel Gonldiug died at Hartland at. the age of ninety-six years. Ile was born 111 (.'laromoiit, X. II., and in former years was the ferrynian bet ween Clareuioiit and Weathersfield. He had ten childien, but never saw theni all at hoine at one tiine. His grandelnhlien niiiubered lifty, his great-graudchild-ren tifty-thiee, aml he had 0110 great-great-gnimlchihl. Rev. Isaac Ilosford died at. Xorth Thetford, Monday iiiorniug, aged near- ly eijrlity-seven years. Ile graduated froin Dartiuouth college 111 b-2ii, hal 111011 P. t'hase beinjr amoiii' his elass- mates, aud at Andover Theologieal seminarv tluee vears later. Ho was iettled over the Congregatioiial chuvcli f Saxonville, Mass., for 10 yea"s, served as city uiissionary ol Lowell tor seven years, and was eliaiilain of the Worcester (Mass.) hospital for three years. In IMiO he caine to 1 hettonl, his nativo town, and, troni that. hint ui to about live years ago, legularlv supplicd the pulpit of the Uuion chiireh at Xorth Thetford. Rev. Isaae Blak( of Morgan Centre died at Lowell, in this state, Sept. 2!), whero ho had gone tor the purposc ot preaehing 011 the Sabbath aud visiling old frieuds. Aftjr ari'iving at his de.stinatioii, in coniiany with relatives, he steiiped into a ueighbor's, and in answer to a question relative to his hcnlth and spiritual eoiiditiou, said, "1 lind it the best way to be good,"' aud while atteinptiug to say 111010 fell baek, gasped and was deail. Ho ap pareutly sull'eied 110 iain, aud died suddeiily, as ho had often expressed a wish 111 regard to doath. Ho was seventy-nino years of age in June. Diiiing his ininistry he had preached in thirteen states and in Canada. When the rebelliou broke out he en listed iu the eighth reginient and spent somo years in the service. Hou. Jefl'erson P. Kidder, who died at St. Paul, Minn., Oct. 2, aged sixty soven years, was born in Braintree, prepared for college at the Orange eouiity gniininar school, graduated from Norwich uuiversity and was a tutor therein. Ife was a meniber of the constitutional conventioii of was state's attorney of Oinngo eounty from 1812 to 1817, a state senator in 184718, lieuteiiaiit-governor in 18.": iJ, reinoved to the west iu 18.17, and served in the Miunesota liouse of reprc sentatives three tenns. In 18t." ho was appointed associato justico of tho su prenio court of Dakota, and served ten years. He was a delegato in congress two tenns ; after whieh he was again appointed a meniber of tho siipivme bench. Ile was tho last survivor of the last deinoeratie adiuinistratiou in this stato. In 185;i the eleetion for state ollicers resulted iu no choiee by the iieojile Erastus Fairbanks (Whig) receiving 20,8-W votes for governor, John S. Robinson (dem.) 18,1-12 aml Lawrenco Braiuerd (free soil) 8,21)1. Iu tho legislature, by .1 coalilion be tween denioerats and fiee soilers, Mr. Robiusou was eleeted governor aml Mr. Kidder lieuteiiaiit-governor. Itowcloin's Sclieme of Collo Govci'iimcut. The students of Bowdoiu college have voted to adopt the new scheine of college governiiieiit, modified to suit. the ease froin that whieh has proved so sueeessful at Amherst, by a board of students eleeted by their fellows. The jury will be coinposed of one rep rcscntativo from eaeh class, one from each intercollegiate soeiety aild one from the students not members of any fraternity. The piesiilent of the col lege repiesents the faculty and occu pies a position with the jury similar to that of a judge in a eourt of law, de ciding questiousof jiirisdiction aud va lidity of decisions. The jury chooses its own foreinan. Its provinee is to ailiuinister justico iu uiatters relating to the peace, order aml seeurity of the college. The jury hears enmphiints agaiust otremling students aud remlers verdiets, but the power ofallixiiigpen alties is ilaced with the president. Tho objeet is of eourse to curb the un ruly spirits certaiu to exist among so Iarge a body of young men, by putting theni 011 their honor and eivating an esprit du corps for the good naine and goveruiiieut of the iiistitution. College intf;s. Forty-four have jiassed the exanii uation for adiuission to Bowdoin col lege. Only two young wonien have apnlied for adiuission to tho eonrse of study ollered by Uoluinlua college. The late Judge Jason Downcr of .Milwaukee, whognuluated from Dart mouth college in 18.18, left $10,000 for that institution. The opening of the thirty-foiirth session of the Women's Medical colleire iu Philadelphia attraeted crowds of spectators, the objeet ot cunosity be inir Mrs. Anandibeaii Josheo, a Iliniloo woman who entered iut a four-years' cours; 01 siiiuy. aue is jiretty aml uraccful, and speaks English with flu- eucy. Sho will dress in the coHtumo of her country, aud worship according to her religiou. Tlie Amci'icaii Itoaril. At tho seventy-fourtli annual meet- 1 ing cf the Anierican board at Detroit, Mich., last week, Rev. Dr. Mark Hop- kins vas re-elected president, and E. I W. Blatchford of Chicairo vice-presi-1 dent. The annual sermon was preached by I'rof. W. M. Barbour of Y'ale college. The treasurer's report showed tlie 1 receipts dunng the year $.wO,!)yo ; amount espended in direct work of niissions, S5o7,245 ; cost of agencics, $9,007; of publications, $3,003; ofad ministration, $20,091 ; balauce iu the treasnry, $1,22T; appraised valuo of Otis fund securities, $318,400; general pcrmancnt fund, $103,047 ; perniauent fund for support of oflicers, $59,003. Each of the two last funds received small additions during tho year. The secretAry's report conrains the follow ing general suniniary for tho year 1881-2 : Xuinbcr of missous, 20 ; sta tions, 80; out-stations, 742; ordained missionaries (six being physicians), 154 ; physicians not ordained, men and women, niue; other male assistants, seven; other femalo assistants, 20:1; wholo nninber of laborers sent from this country, 433 ; number of native pastors, 144 ; nativo preachers and catechists, 309 ; native school teachers, 1,014 ; other nativo hclpcrs, 300 ; wholo number of laborers connected with the niissions, 2,200 ; iiaircs printed, as far as reported, 32,000,000; number of churches, 278; nuinber of church inein- bors, as nearly as can uo learneil, 19,- J)4 ; added durniK tho year, as nearly is can be learned, 1,737; whole niiniber froin tlie tirst as nearly as can be learned, 89,323 ; niiniber of high schools, theologieal seminaries and sta tion classes, 53 ; pupils in the above, 2,080; boardiug school for girls, 40; iiiiiiiIs 111 Iioardins sehools lor girls, 1,438; eoininon schools, 831 ; pupils in cominou schools, 31,010 ; whole niini ber ol pupils, 3.,f)2.). Piesiilent Uhapin of Beloit college was selected to preach the annual sermon, with Rev. George L. Walker of Xew Haven as alternate, at the next nieetins. whieh will be lii'lil at Coliimbus, Ohio. A Iai'Kt" Itivor IJisroveroil in Alaska. Lieut. Storoy, who went 011 the rev enuesteainerCorwin to Alaska, reports the diseoverv of an iininense liver, hitherto unknowii to reoj;raiihers. He proceeded inlaiid from Hothaui inlet 111 a southeasterly ilirection 1111l.il lie struck what he believed the inysterious river he had heard of. Iio traced it to its nioutli, a distanco of lifteen iniles, whero he saw such huj'e pieces of tloat. inr tiniber as to satisfy him that tlu streain inust. be of immiuise size. Ile retraced his steps for a distanco of lil'ty iniles, whero he eiieouutered na tives from whom ho learned that to roach the head waters of the iiuknown streain would take several liionth The Indians told him that. they had couie down tho river a distanco ol' 1,500 iniles, and that.it. went up liiglier thau that. The Indians stated that the river in some plnees is twenty iniles wide. It lies within the Arctk circle. !; Ilainpsliirc iVows. Tho Suinmit. liouse, Mt. Washington has been elosed. Xow the Concord Episcopalians havi: a surpliced clioir, the seconil 111 th state. Tho steamer "Ladv of the Lake" will inako her last trip 011 Lake Winnipiseo gee Oct. 20. At the Congregatioiial confcrcncr there. were vigorons protests against ehuich-fair lotteries. Tho Xew Hampsliire siipreino eourt. li:is decided that coitipmuid interest cannot bo colleeted 011 a note, if the interest is not paid when dne. The caso of the State vs. J. M. Hav eharged with the fraudnlent issue of irelened stock ol the Rutland railroad while its treasnrer, was called at Rut land 011 I uesday. 1 he entiro alter uoon was occtipicd 111 selecting a jurv and at adjourumeut 110 jianel had been ohtained. The stato is represented by btate's Attorney Howe and Jud Walker; resiiomleut's counsel are W. C. Duiiton, J. C. Baker aud E. R Hurd. The ollicers' re-union takes place at Rutland, Oct. 18. The address will be ilelivered bv Col. Uolbrook ot New Yoik, a banquet will be served in Bax ter Music hall by the Iamllord ol th Bardwell house, and the Rutland cor net band will furuish iiiusic. The annual re-union of the First Verniout Cavalrv rejriment is expected to bo hehl at Rutland Oct. 17. This re-union coines, as usual, the day preccding that ot the Vermont olhrers' re-uuion Col. V. L. Greenleaf will deliver the address. The negotiations for the settlement of tho fainous Burdett-Estey organ suit have suddeiily termiuated aud raiiid arranifeinents are now bein inude for the argiiments before tho ru liieine eourt next term. Both sides have einiiient counsel engaged, includ ing E. J. Phelps of Burlington and the laiuous patent lawyer Ilaidiug ot PI11I adelphia for tho coinplaiuant, and William M. Evarts and Dickerson & Beaiuau of Xew York for the defense, It is ruiuored that. other suits aro like ly to grow ont of this iiuportaut liti tion involving tho priontv of a great inusieal iiivention. A Wells River correspoiident says "One ot the most disgracelul (.ccurren ces over known in this villago oceurred last Satiirda night. W111. G. Biicking liam, claiining to havo a title to Mrs Robert Bailey's house, went there when sho was absent, took her furni ture aud diimped it 111 a pile 111 th shed, stove, bed and bedding, cIothin; pictures and all in a heap, breakiiu everything breakable ; and when Mrs Bailey camo liome, he :ssaulted her when sho attempted to defend her property. Sho is a poor womau wh snpports herself by sowing. She has been siek in bed ever since." A Fairhaven coriespondent of the Troy I inies, 111 referring to tho rec Goodwiu ehihl niurder, says : The family all tvstilied to the sanio thing and that there was 110 ill teelinr be tween husbaml and wife or between the two fauiilies. AII the evideiice broiight out poiuted clearly to tho iu noeeiice of the inother. There is only one point to woik on, aud that is that the child was iiiurilered by some one fauiiliar with the premises. Tho house is raised about two feet 011 a stom foiimlatiou, with no cellar, so that :i person could crawl under tho housi open a hatehway and get into the rooui where tho clnld lay. The coniiectiue; lino from St. Johus bury aml Lake Champlain railroad to the rortlaiid and Ugileusburg road distauce of sixten iniles, will bo open ed for business Xoveinber I. This will put the l'ortland and Ogdeiishurf iinbrokcn connection with the rapid New lork liues, inclmliug tho (Janad Sonthern, the Blue, the Hoosac Tuiiiiol tho White, tho Midlaml, the Rome Watertown and UgdenshurK, tho Oir deiisburg and Lake Champlain, the Champlain aml JSortliwestern roads, The ageuts of theso liues havejust inet in Portland to ailjnst passeuger and freight rates aud other luculeutal mat ters. flciicral IVcws. The Brooklyn bridge receipts to date have been $(i.),.r04. The price of pigiron is lower than it has been for over fonr years. Tho lato New Haven nianufacturer, after whom the Y'ale lock is iiamed, left an cstate of $3,0(X),000. It is said tho postmaster general is considering tho subject of increasing the liuiit of weight 011 letter postage. Receipts of grapes in New Y'ork, from the Hiidsou valley vineyards, jgregate over nvo liuuureil tous a day. The earnings of tlie New Y'ork state, prisons for the year onding Sept. 30 paid all tho expenses and left asurplus of $3,990. The Springlield Bicyclo club has fouud that the expenses of the receut wheel ineetiiig were $0200 nioro than the receipts. s soon as the arrangeinents for clerical work can be perfected the three ceut stamjis will be redeeined when desireil. Matthew Arnold sails for this coun try on Saturday. He will lecturo un der the inanagement of the Redpath Lyceiim burean. The supremo court of the United States eouveneil, Monday. I he nuiu ber ot cases 011 the docket is 1011, an inerease ot lilty-Iour over last year. Priucipals of interiuediato schools in Cinciniiati aro paid $2,700 per anuuin, lnd their assistants, mnstly ladies, $800, and it is proposed to reduco the salaries. riio amount of iiiain ti-ack added to the railways of the Union during the niue inonths cmlmg September .10 was 44 iniles, against 8,075 iniles for the saine period last year. I'he Xow Orleans Xational bank has instituted a suit for $100,()tKI against t'ostiuaster General Givsham 011 ae- count of his order forbidding delivery of money orders and registered letters to tho bank. Tho use of Paiiama wood call cokobola for kuife haudles, etc., iu the Bridgeiiort factories has polsoiied niiniber of worknien aud some childreii who iilayed in the sawdust, but none ot theni dangeroiisly. Xaval ollicers are of opinion that our tleet in Asiatie waters would be sullicieiit. to protect Anierican interests it it were 111 the right dace aml prop erly haudled, but the squadron is be lie.ved to be scattered. Governor Butler has been in Wash ington to loolc after the legal-tende cases befoie tho siipreine eourt, i whieh he will bo opposed by Senator Ldmiiuds, iinlesshe siiceeeds 111 liayin tho hearing put oll". At Portsmoiith, X. II., Miss Abbio Winchester of San Francisco, heiress to $1,000,000, was inarried to Wallace Ilackett, a young lawver ol that city, Her troussi-au was valued at. $I00,(MMI aud tho wedding presents at $200,000 Iu tho forthcoming report of the comuiissioner of ediieation it will be shown that out of a male popiilation of 4,I51,I2.i iu the sonthern states abov the age of twenty-oiie years, 410,550 wlntes aml 91 1,124 eolored aro unaule to wnte. It is tliought that the Washington uioniiinent will be 4 10 feet high when work is stoppcd tor the season, ani things progiess so well that thero is talk ol having somo kiml ot an liiter- natioual iubiiee in tho snring of 188; to mark tho coinnletion of tho wo-k During the past threo years iiine Lpiscoiial churches havo been erected at a cost of $130,000, six rectorie.s at cost of$ 17,000. The church property has iiicreased in valuo from $250,000 to nearly $500,000. Tho nuinber of comiiiuuicants has iiicreased from 1500 to 2100. Harry Xew, junior proprietor of the Indiauapolis Journal, assaulted John G. riiompsnn, editor ot tho Waslnng ington Siinday Chronicle, 011 tho street striking him two severo blows in tho face. Both wero arreted. Tlioinpson has been publishiiig aitieles concern ing Xew and his fatlier, John C. Xew whieh caused the trouble. Lots of people fail to understaml the liostal change; huudredsot loreign let ters are posted daily with only two eents paid, great numbers of drop-let- tois are mailcd in cities with 0110 cent stamps and tho postollice department is llooded with lniiuiries. tho letter rato is chaiiged from three to two eents the change applies to Caiiadian letters. and that is all. A Montreal despateh to the Xew 1 ork Lvening Post says : 1 ho Cana dian Pacilic railwav has virtually be como the possessor of the Soiitheastern road by a resoliition ot tho directors transferring the road into the hands of the trustees of the bomlholders. As tho niajority of tho bonds aie hehl by tho Paeilic compuuy, the latter is now considered the owner of the road to all intonts aml purposes. The Washingtoii Sunday Capital has taken the pains to ascertain tho vie.ws of tho numerous bureau chiefs as to tho best system for pioniotions in the ser vice. A very considerable iiuinberaro of opinion that proiuotions should be inade according to seniority nither than by conipetitive examination 011 the groiind that as a general rule it works less frietiou than the pioinotion of a lower-grade elerk abovo one who has for years oecupied a higher-grado posi tion would. The post-otlice deiartment has inade this ruling : The liability of a party to pay fora newspaper inust bo de teruiiiied by the rules aiplicable to other contiacts. When a publisher without a request. from a party, either expressed or implied, semls a paper, the mere faet that the party addressed takes the paper from the postollice does not itself createa liability to pay for it. It takes two to make a eontract, and one party without tho consent of tho other cannot make him his dehtor. CnrcleNKiioss. If Iieople wouhl stop being careless a gootl tleal of the ill-hlluior pievaleul iu the worhl, aml miiidi of the prnfau ity whieh shoeks sensitivo ears, would cease to be. .More. tiine is lost, more energy is wast-tl, nioie preeious vital force spent in uiaking iii otht;r people's ileliciencies than the sueeessful devel opinentof very coiisidenibleenterprises wouhl invol ve. Carelcssnes.s starts most of tho lires that tlevastate aml destroy, wreeks most of the trnins that plungo into each other, or ofV the open bridge or the half-tiirned switeh ; explotles most of the boilers, tlestro's no end of good reputation, uutloes no end of earefully wroiight. work, aml is gener ally respon-iblo for iniich of tho ills of whieh men aro not so iniich the heirs as tho creators. The failuro of the husbanil to mail the lett .r, haiitleil to him as he left tho breakfast tablo with tho strict iiijiinction to post it at once, has caused almost :u niuch niisery as great wars; the failuro to reeollect packages iu railway carriages has bro ken up families, aml tho abseiit-inintl-etlness whieh leaves iuiibrellas in res taur.iiits and other publie resorts has wreckctl fortunes. A good many ox celleut ieoplo are careless, but that does not make carelessnes3 any the less a crime agaiust the. order and com fort of tho world. Tho number of bathers at the Boston publie bath houses tho past season iiiimbered over 1,000,000. ustralia has applied for admission to the iuteruational postal union. When sho is admitted alniost evory civilized country iu tho world will bo curolled iu the union. Australia has been kept out by her iuability to re duco her foreign postago to tho union rato live eents a half ounco on ac count of her largo subsidies to steain ship lines. She pays $200,(KM) a year to tho steaiuship I1110 riinning to bau brancisco, as well as a Iarge subsidy to the mail steamships using tho Suez canal. Agents for the Caledonian. Barnet, West J.T. r.ncniK. Unrke 1). W. Cl'suina. liurke, East. C. 0. Xewell, HnrLe, West Sau'l A. Neloox. Concord O. B. Cuttino. Danville SlLl 11. Stoxe. Ilanlwick, East K. II.GF.oiiQE l.iim-nliuri; I.evi Siuiur. Lyndon W. II. JIcOaft I.ynilcinvillK W. 11. Fletchik. Mclniloe's KalU Vi'u. II. Cl WMnmT. l'aniinn psic. ...C. K. 1'ecc Kyej;ate M.U.Grat. Shellielil F. I)iTi. Siitton M. A. ('iMl-BtLI.. Vatrford A. 1. Tirr. WEDDINC Holiday Gifts ! At very motlerato iricos tor gotd guarantetnl of ht qiiality aud to be in every way satisfactory Ceo. H. Morrill & Co., Boston. WalohM, llK-kH, Jpwclry, DlaiilulliN, Sllverware, Nutvlllei, IIl-HCf-lftH. IlaliKli-i CuHlorH, Iiim hiiiI Kar Ulnirtf, Soriicfs, Clialns, Kiiitos. Kliic-., lorkn HllllllllS, t-tr. S Everything Warranted. Goiid Hent t-lectinn v, ith pti qlli-ilt. Geo. H. Morrill & Co. (tdecSS) 2 Ilionilit-lil St., Cor. Washington. Geo. II. Mokrill. Plinv I). Ilouonros. JEI'OKT OF THE CONI1ITION Mcrchants' National Bank lunut, at OCTOIIKIt RKSOUKCE8. Loana and Discounts, t IT. S. lloudH to aecnru circnlation, Dne from approved rHer e a-ii-nts, l)u from other Xational IlankH, tistnte, fnniituro. and lixtnrei, Cnrrent exienne.s aud tasea paid, Choclis aud other cavh ittmis. llillD of nther lianks, Nickeln and lennies, Specie, Leal tender notea, ltedt-mptiou fund with U. S. Troasurer, .MI.tHIU 25,4'J3 Ot 5.B7I 01 2I.7CM1 1,1190 85 C8.-I 0S 1,11 00 16 OtJ fi.OOO 00 0,750 00 Total I.IADILITIE. Capital atock paid in, Suriilaft fund, Unilivideil jinifita, National Rauk Xotos oilUtandin, Dividends nnpaid. Indtvidnal deposits suhiect to check, Demand certiticates of deposit, Total, ftOO.tlflO IKI 34.0IKI IHI 20,068 4li 135.IHK! 420 180,Cll 39 $85,7!i7 Oti State of Vermont, Connty of Caledonia, I. William S. Stkeeter, Caaliii-r of the aliov named Bank, do golemnly svv-ear Ihat tho almv stalement itrtrue to the beitt of niy knimlede and heliel. WILLIAM S. STKEKTEIt, Ca.hier. Subscriheil and flworn to ln-fore uie this 10th day ot Oetober, 1883. WALTEK I'. SM1TII, Judge of 1'rohate. Correct Atttist : FKEUEUICK FI.ETCIIEK, ) II. E. FOLSOM, S Directorn. C. T. A. IIUMPIIKEY, S TO THE LADIES! MILLIN ERY AND DRESSMAKINC. Mrs. Fleetwood having se cured the serviceAS of an ex perienced dressmaker is now prepared to do cntting1 and making in the very latest and most desirable styles. A re duction in priees when suits are made, and the lowest terms for all work observed. St. Johnshury, Oct. 3. In Probate Court, bolden at tlie ProbateOHicf. lu St. .lobnulmry, ou tbeetbdayofOctoW, A.I. ltica tlHr& A Obane, xecuUr uf the lant wilt aod tewtanifut of Klmore Cbase late of Kirby in nald ditrict, dwreaaed, malcefi BupUcation to said Court fr licenite to aell tbe wtiole f tbe real entate of nald deceaawl, repreotiug that it would Ihi tene ticial to tbe bir, devis- and lej;ats autl all iu-U-reAeA In said eatate to tbe whole ot tb real estate of said deceaed and courert the name Into money; and be hringi tberewitb Into cmrt the couBfcnt and approtiation in ritinot all tbe heirn, derineva and legaten to tafd etat riding in thU ntate. to the grautioK of .inch HceiiHe. Wherenpon, It U oniered by nai.l Court, (hat aaid application oiiue under couHideratfon and hs beard on Uie37tb dar of OcUhvT. A. I. 1KJ. at tbe ProbateOfnce in Kt.'.rohuxbury( and. it U turtber orderetl that all pernonM intetentM lw notifled hereof, by (tiiblication of notic of thia applica tion and nrurr inereon, mr- weekn nively In the St Jobnsbury Caledonian, print! at St. Jobnbary, before said time of bearine, that they may appar at iaid time and plac, and If they canne, obfect tbereto. Ily the Court, AtU-nt t, Attest, W'ALTEH P. SMITII, Jnde. In Probate Court, beld at tbe I'robate Otlice in St-.InbDsbury, lu aaid Dintiict, on tbu 10th day of uciober, a. it. Henry A. (itlnllan, Adminlitrator upon tbeentate of Jobnl Glliailan, late of Itaruet, In aid trict, aect;&Bidt preMenLn bU admiuiMtratiou accant for exaxnluatlou and allowance, and makea Ljtpucauon ror a uecree 01 uisirioiiiion anci parti- tion of tbe estate of aald dtceam-il. accouut and Haid application be refem-Itoa Wliereupou, It ia onlerwl by nald Court. that sion tnereor, to be beld at tbe rrotiat onice u aaid St. Jobnsburyt on tbe 3oth day of Oetober. A. I). 18t, for beannK aud declfiiou tbcrein ; aml It Is fnrtber ordered. that notirjtthereof be civt-i U all tiermma Interented. by publicatlou of the aarue three weeka nucc-aalrely in tbe Caledonian, newBnaiter nriuted at ht. Jobnsbu; pnn previou iu unie appointou lor neanng, mai. iuey mT appear at eaid time and place, and show any they may have, why said accoiint abuuld uot By tbe Court, Atteat, 11-13 WALTEK P.S1UTII, Judg T.C. FLETCHER &C0., SEPTEMBER, 1883. NEW COODS, NEW COODS, Just opening this week in every de partment. DRESS GOODS, VELVETS AND VELVETEENS in the new fall shatles. Xew Styles in Blaek Ooods and our regular lino of Blaek Cashnieres, Latlics' Sackings and Flaunol Dress Goods in all tlit! new shatles and at POPULAR PRICES. ISO pieces Standard Ginghams just opened, at 7 eents per yard. Also, New Lot of those ONE DOLL.AR. Rubber Circulars. NEW GLOAKS AND DOLMANS, JERSEY JACKETS, Krom two of Ihe most celebratetl uuin ufacturers in Xew Yoik aud liosion. In this tleiailinent we intenil to tako the lead of auy house iu the state, for quulity, style aml price.s. The entiie rear portiou of our spaeious store has hccn tlttvoted to this department. 1TEW CAHPETS froin a 20c tpiality upward, in tho new fall shatles, just received as largo a stock as can be iouutl in this section. As we have had the naine of sclling the MiST OOODS at Ihe I.OWKST I'KICK.S, wo shall emleavor to tlo our best to please all who may favor us with their patronage. We make aml put down earpets in the very best inanner. All work war ranted. T. C. & C?I GUNS. GUNS A good breech-loadinj gnn lor sinrle $io,oo5 better for $11 AND S12.50. A good donble l)i'eech-lo:uler for 20. Loading tools given free with and shells every gim tsold BINGHAM'S.