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-f ir3T -.. r"Zirs ssl mi Hi "i i i -7syge3ssqsaB& r A 7 p!r Minin , 1MBB-iBBiBmBB m im- -,-- naanBBBaMBSBBBw. aaam ajeaaaBiBeaaaHaaBaBB...- .h . aBaH . sl - J IsIlAVliN WORTH WEEKLY w,- -I v Y S3K LBATEN WORTH, KANSAS. THURSDAY, JANUARY 1, 1880. NO. 1301. fc t x i p w7 hnww Hk TIbbbt a' HHBfcfcHfcfcv l?S-B r sbbbt asaf lam BB HB AW C hw - - FB V I rM jbbB taW ""' i?jra I I Irm ' w IkvbV ' BB BS m V H SB: ""'k' m 3hI 3k w tk 4 1 . 4 " u t fh hr J w tl r V H ! f vs-'l -. A, mim 5f ry-5 & swbbbbv ww iC. J?, NUu imcs -.' THDESDAif, JAS NDAYl 1,1880. TfllNew York IH&uMjfcalBia is abput " bm for Pulton to send itapiM atioBa ? .JftRfcitt-ttader baliift is the United Tt , P fM KSV from $59. 000' J -MjM BBfBJlaBBMBf SQjjBtZBSfltK) m L it. J-" " T&r$ sstiufce rs of WiiiiMii? i .mi about two hundred is ni toare tbnuelTes, in the; shape sjaata, are ail frea up as lost. Affaiks hftTe an ugly look in Maine, this morning, and. the political situation Will be the subject of nearly all the er oas preached to day The New York World and the Louurille Courier-Journal condemn the coarse of GoTernor Garcelon. Nearly all the other Democratic papers endorse the fraud. Make s a note of this, for ihir will all deny it in leaf than a year.. - . LET THERE HE LIUUT. Qaite a number of scientific persons of hign and low degree are aow ba-y demon "X etrating an the clearest manner tha't Edi son' perfected' electric I'ght cannot possibly work in the chape in which he offers it. 4 $ut as 'Edtson diitinctly declares' that it - dom work and will work, and as he pro pose to give early practical demonstration of the fact, the chances are that he has the y btst ewt of the argument. KITKBPBUK. Robert Boauer, of the New York Ledger, has" long been noted for his enterprise, and the wonderful succeM which has always attendtd his paper is a standing proof of tne emcieocy ot printers' luc it is no Bnoommon thing for Mr. Bonner to spend a htSxirsd thousand dollars in a single yeir, adTjprlkiag the Ltdgtr and then he makes his paper so good that when people begin to take It they always continue it. ah i-fntaiatTiNv neviMiuar. The discussion of the powers of the Prem- deot in the Maine case recalls the fact that r Chief Justice Taney has left on record a 'dcdion in the Rhode Island case of Luther vg. Borden which will be of utmost interest to the Democrats: The President u&c, under the act of Feb. 18, 1795, the power to decide, for the iiurp-isn ufUurtact, whether a government organized in a State la the duly constituted govern ment i'f that State, and titer b- has decided tneqntstlonthe rourte of the United States are bound to follow his decision. RA2fTM eruvaOH. One of the eastern editors who had a long conference with Gen. Grant at Philadelphia expresses the following opinion as to (he General's position with respect to the presi dential nomination: "Geo. Grant will uuder no clrcamntances enter into competition for the Presidential Office. If h Is not nominated by a majority anbstantlally.nnanlmons he wilt not acrept, at If the convention should see fit to nornl nats him at the demcd of their constitu ents be would do what seemed to be his duty, and would undoubtedly ncept. RCMMIA TROCBIjES. ia-Koaeiais on the i r UeseMesrt bT1s)Tm increase. ilk seated as widegprea3"ahd uruwlaw-: The conspiratoie against the existing order a of things are evidently very numerous and taoroighly organixec. They count in their ranks persons of every social grade, includ ing tho very highest. The secrecy and swiftness of their movements are marvel lous, and the skill with which they evade detection is the strangest fact in the whole business: THE FREXCH 1VIKE CROP. France has'long had a profitable trade in wines, but in late years the phylloxera has greatly injured it. Ten years ago the exports of wine amounted to $52,205,000, bat in 1878 they were but $41,000,000. hejJ869 France imported wines to the value of $2,328,000, and in 1878 the imports amounted to $12,549,000. The balance gainst France in.this department of com- i has has within ten years increased t $20,000,000. The diminution of ex- i asd the increase of imports have not regular, but the decline in the- quan- nof WlnM nmlnir1 ! tnanifaat Pranio l)MfrWMtMt I . Tkmwtmim ' u -nSiaTtTniTsssfBBBi 1 1BBisr , JsRTbuys wines from Spain and Italy in r saBje quantities, and there is the beginning fsV trade with California. 1 -4,'j MLAVERir 12K CL'BA. tSkere is a fair probability that slavery May j be abolkhed in Cuba within a few JBBltii The Spanish Senate, last Wed- -By, passed the bill for this purpose, aa jjipieed by the late Ministry, and the PkssBberof Deputies immediately took it "' ;"wr f referred it to a special committee. tjMJtjfromptneea with which this important AasBssBUe has been put noon its nassace in 4tejCorteB will surprise and gratify the 9 MbbBSm nf hnmtn lilvirtv vv1imi 1 JnsBWsy the bill become a law, slavery will ; erase ui cum January x, low, aau graauai J emancipation will begin in 18S0, all slaves I over the are of 55 Tears beinir at arm ant free. Cuba desires this boon, as, aside from humanitarian considerations, the conces 'sioas granted to the colony as indemnifica tion for the loss of slave property are con siderable in value. YST3CXATUCCD. The immigration of colored people from the Southern States to Indiana, is being conducted is a much more systematic man ner than choracterixed the movement of blacks to Eaaeas last summer. Those that ease here, came without any notice, came to a people who had all they could do to take care of theeaselvea, aad who were sot prepared to furnish employment or sub aistaaoe to the sew-comers, aad hence an appeal htd to be made to the country at large for help aad there was much suffering of the refBgees before they were finally provided for. In Iadiaae, however, the movement ia I in aa altogether different bib- Ageats of the colored people are seat ahead, to prepare the way, to secure em ploysaeBt aad find places for theau Bar i gaias are made with farmers,' coal com panies, or others ia aeed of each labor aa the immigrants are able to perform, to take oae or more families for a, given length of time; alist iakeptof the places asd Bom bers, aad as soon as a trria load provided for aotice is gives theoffiaMB at taaasoveneat ia the South, aad two dred or three hundred, aa the can may, hi an seat forward, are received by agealiiea) their arrival aad are at oaos coadnctei'la the plaeea provided for them. lathis immediately eelf-easr. taey ad good homes, where t taatr owa Uviac where tl ights el pars aad prepmly will be lwkfe,iaateadefbeiag feUrky, they beeosae alsaseats of la that war. a mime- rpPaaaab ariak he 4 Ttnttge to the oonutry or hardship to the immigrant, bat if thej come in great mnl-' tittfdes, aimlessly and nnprepared Jot, m they CKme .to Katwaa a Jew months ago, thej will inevitably suffer many prira tioas, and become a burden, for a time at least, upon the community to DOST PA. We are surprised that newspapers in this ricinity continue to publish advertisements of. men who do not pay. This is especially unjust 'in daily papers, as it serves as a guarantee to the weekly publishers who accept advertisements of dead beats, simply - on because they notice them in a city daily. lhe moat notable illustration of this class of advertisers is H. T. Helmbold. From all that we can learn Helmbsrfd does not pay a cent. He offered us $600 for one year's advertising, which we refused unless we received payment quarterly in advance. Tne beet way to do with such customers is not to insert their advertisements at all, but if you do, take it out when you see they are going to defraud you. CHSIsTHJIH THOUGHT. BY VTILLIAX XVXETTK COUOf AJT. (Kurt did, Indian Territory.) "At Christmas play nnd make good cheer. jr or Luriaimaa cometi Dai onre a year." Thomai Tuner. "Peace on earth, good will to. men." GotylofLvkt. What hallowed recollections cluster around the word Christmas ! With what pleasant memories, with what Boulfal rem inisoences, is this festive-day associated! Christmas ia redolent of mirth and merry making, -of laughter and joyousness, of gayety and jubilation, of festivity and gladsomenees, of preaent-making and gift receiving, of charity, fraternity and lo7e. Men and women for a time forget the asperities, the bitterness ol feeling, the strife and contention incident to their jour ney along life's troubled pathway; and, giving rein to tbote purer feelings of kind ness, humanity and good will which at such times well up in the heart, the dark clouds of human pa&uon, envy and spite are rolled away and the pure, bright light of beneficence, friendship and good-fellowship streams in heaven-defeCended radiance, in heaven-bleeped plenteousnees, over earth and man, over the good and the evil, the just abd the unjust. Christmas is deemed by the multitude to be the natal day of Jesus of Nazareth the day upon which the Savior of this sin cursed world first breathed the air of Beth lehem village; and, being so regarded, its commemoration is observed as a religious festival. To more ancient times, however, than the earthly advent of the crucified Naiarene does this fea&t day extend. Long anterior to the fi-st Christian eentury was the twenty-fifth of December observed with mirxu ana giee, wiiu wine aau wsssu. wuu choral song and merry dance. From remote antiquity had most so-called heathen nations celebrated at this time the birth of the sun god the winter solstice being regarded as the be ginning of the renewed life and activity of the powers of nature. Ibeitomans, Celts, and Germans from the oldest times cele brated this season with great feasts. In German countries the great Yule feasts (or festival of the sun) wno held at this time; and it was believed that during the twelve nights from the twenty-fiftu of December to the sixth of January the principal move- mectsgon earth of the great .teutonic deities could be traced. The great Yale log was laid across the he irtn fire on Christmas eve, and to this dsy the custom is parti ally observed in German lands. The decoration of churches and firesides with green branches was also an accompani Bleat of jhejisgan Yule-festival, a custom ragalarry tapfgp to the present time in aaarir au Christian countries on Christmas Ufaa' latftarfcart of December the Satur-nalia-W the great feast of the god Saturn was observed. During its continuance the temples were decorated with green boufihs and garlands, no public business was transacted, the law courts were closed, the schools kept holidiy, no war coald be commenced, no malefactors were punished, slaves were permitted freedom of speech and act. and all classes threw off care and toil. Tradition has assigned no special day as the birth day of Jesus. During the first three centuries a number of different days in the year were observed by different classes of Christian, and at different times, in honor of Jesus' birth ; but in the fourth century, after many fluctuations, Julias, Bishop of Borne, it is said, decreed the twenty fifth of December as the day to be thenceforth oiweryed by the church. The reason why this day was selected is obvious and is universally admitted by all Chris tian scholars: It was simply a transfer of the feast-day of the sun, or the revivified powers of nature, to the Hebiew Savior; as in like manner the statue of Jupiter was transformed into that of St. Peter, and the feast days of the heathen gods and goddesres were merged into those of the Apostles and Christian saints in a word, pagan holy days and festivals grafted in the new Judean relig ion. Not only was the festival of the Sun god retained by the Christians, but they also kept many of the observances of the Saturnalia, modified, ol coarse, in both cases, by the Christian forms of thought ; and aa snch we find them in vogue to-day. As the early Christians adopted and modified ancient pcan December festivals, so, no doubt, will the religion of the future the ratijcalistic faith destined to super sede present-day Christianity retain, with the requisite modifications, the current Christmas festivities and customs. De nuding it of its special religious symbols, the Christmas week may still be observed by all, whether orthodox or heterodox, in a manner commemorative more nearly of its primitive spirit as the harbinger of the incoming year. Giving little heed to its religious significance at the present day, even our non Christian or "Liberal" breth ren can well participate in its observanoe: andsuch is, we are pleased to see, their usual custom. Many instructive lessons can we learn, too, at this season of the year les sons fraught with deepest import to humanity's best interests. Let us all appro priate to ourselves, and endeavor to embody in our daily walk and conduct, for the coming year, the Spirit of Christmas. PHace nn earth, pood will to men!" B - proclaimed the angels on. this day, so runs the ancient legend. Let the angel of oar better nature, in each and all, renew the old-time proclamation in our inmost hearts I Let the Spirit or CHRisratAs sit there enthroned! Let "peace and good will," brotherly love and charity, permeate our whole lives, their beneficent influence being manifest in our every word and deed ; and truly we shall have a well-spring of everlasting life and love bubbling up with in our hearts, cleansing them of "envy, malice, and all unchariUbleness" those vampire demons that suck away our life blood's richest, purest currents. Let as all for the coming year so speak and act that the "good time coming," towards which mankind have for thousands of years been anxiously looking, shall be hasteaed ia its advest; and with its inauguration beam upon the world that millennial era when "peace and good will" will be the mainspring of every endeavor, when smilw and gayety, reciprocity and good-fellowship, charity and fraternity, will reign su preme in every soul, from the least to the greatest, and every day be ia troth a cheery, jocund Christmas Pax! Tss nark wr-'Kerj lrvla.n A malicious storv is current in loivlna i ri M iiiimi k. .-!: ... r iir--""s wwwiug umagv .oar- rtoraeiKttutts bestows upon Irving, tragedian. It is said that the Baroness, that there was discontent in the jf hall, so that in fact the whole had determined to leave, seat for the and inquired: "Now, Jones, what it meenr The butler: "Benin' ladyship's pardon, which we humbly ( so nexpiaia oar conduct viag oae complaint to make. We do not to Mr. 'EaeryBIrvia at breakfast, it be beyeryday; aorwe do act Mr. 'Eaery Irria at laach and though be do rarely miaa. Bat doBMetresBeotfally aoejeet to is ifT nail nf ne has aeTeaia heeid he expected tea the CHm taxjc or Tke Eaiplre Hater Peter The reat. ' CHAPTER L THE OUaiCAKKB AXD THE MONK. The lime at which we open our storj mid-winter, and towards the close of the seventeenth century. Bassia h&d passed through the loBg and bitter ordeal of c: tioBal Night The Tartar yoke Lad been worn till the very bones of the nation were galled; aad when this was thrown off civil dissensions and insurrections commenced. The Poles and Swedes plundered the country, and amid general tumult and confusion some half dexen men were clam oring for the throne. At length a few patriotic citizens, pledging everything they held dear on earth to the cause of free dom from this curse of anarchy, and headed by a noble prince and an humble, patriotic butcher, made a bold stand to save the country. Moscow was retaken, and Michael Bomanoff was chosen Czar; and this illustrious family still occupies the imperial throne. And now the day of Kassian greatness dawned; but the sun was not fairly op the broad light op-jned not upon the empire until Pter came to the throne. In the department of the Sloboda the suburbs of Moscow and very near the river Moskwa, stood an humble cot, the ex terior oi wnicn oeuayea a neatness ol ar rangement and show of taste that more than made op forits smallness of size. Nor was it so very small in fact, but only in contrast; for Bear at hand about it stood many large, shabby, dirty-looking struc tures that overlooked the prim cot, as bleak mountains may look down upon a verdant hill. And within, this cot was as neat as withont. The two apartments in front, one of which was only ued in win ter, were furnished not only with neatness, bat with a fair show af ornament and lux ury. Back of these were a large cooking and dining-room, and two small bedrooms; aad back still from these was an artisan's shop, and other out-buildings. This shop was devoted to the manufacture of fire arms, mostly. Some swords, and other edged weapons were made here upon spe cial application. The gunmaker now stood by his forge, watching the white smoke as it curled up towards the throat of the chimney. He was a young man, not over toree-and-twenty, and poesssed a frame of more than ordinary symmetry and muscular development H? was not large not above the medium size but a single glance at the aweeling chest, the broad shoulders, and the sinewy ridges of the bare arms, told at once that he was master ol great physical power. His fea tures were regular, yet strongly marked, and eminently handsome; his brow, which was full and high, was halt covered by the light brown curls that waved over it; while his eyes, which were of a bright, brilliant, deep gray in color, lent a cast of genius to the intellect of the brow. His name Kuric Nevel. bis father ba J "been killed in the then late war with the Turks, and the son, leaving his mother with a sufficiency of sustenance, went to Spain soonafter his bereavement There he found work in the most noted armories; and now, well versed in the trade, he had returned to his native city to follow his calling, and support his mother. Near by stood a boy Paul Peepon a bright, intelligent lad, some fifteen years of age, who had bound himself to the gun maker for the purpose of learning the art His hair and his eyes were darker than his master's, and if he possessed not so much sound intellect, he did surely possess an unwonted degree of keen, quiet wit, and a principle of unswerving integrity. The sun had been some time below the horizon, and the only light of any conse qnence that made things partially visible within shop came from the dull blaze of the coals on the forge, as Paul ever and anon bore down upon the brake that mov ed the bellows. Suddenly Buric started back from the forge as his mind broke from the deep reyerie into which he had fallen, and having bade his boy to see that matters were all properly disposed for the night, he turned towards the door, and was soon in the kitchen, where his mother had supper ail prepared and set oat Claudia Nevel was a noble-looking wo man, and the light of her still handiome countenance was never brighter than wnen gazing upon her boy. She had seen the ttnows of fifty winters, and if they had left some silver upon her head, and some age marks upon her face, the sunshine of at many summers had left her with a thankful, loving heart, and a prayerful, hojtful soul. "It is snowing again, faster than ever," remarked Paul, as he took his seat r t the table. "Ah," returned Kuric, resting his knife a few moments while he ben: his ear to listen to the voice of the Btorm. "',1 bad hoped 'twould snow no more for the pres ent The snow is deep enough now. And how it blows !" "Never mind," spoke the dame, in a trut-tful, easv tone, ' it must storm when it listeth, and we can only thank Uod that we hare shelter, and pray for those who have none." "Amen," responded Baric, fervently. After this the trio remained some min utes silent, seeming to be busy in listeuing to the storm-notes that came pealing about the cot The wind was high, and the snow now came dashing upon the windows with a dreary, melancholy sound. The meal was at length eaten, and the table setbck, and shortly afterwards Paul retired to his bed. It was his wont to retire early, for he rose betimes to build the fires and pre pare for the labors of the day. Baric drew his chair close to tbe fire place, and leaning against the jam he bowed his head and pondered again. This had become a habit with him of late. Some times he would sit this during a whole hour without speaking, or even moving, and his mother did not interrupt him, as she sup posed he might be solving some mechanical ! problem that had arisen to bother him. Bat these fits of thought had become too frequent too lengthy and too moody, for sucu a hypothesis, and the rood womc was forced to believe that thev were caused by something more remote than the busi ness of the forge or lathe. The youth now sat with his brow resting upon his band, and his eye bent upon the hearth. For half an hour he had not moved, and his face wore an anxious, troubled look. "Buric, my son," spoke the mother at length, in a low, kind tone, "what is it that occupies your thoughts so much ?" The young man started and turned his gaze upon his mother. "Did you speak to me, mother?" he asked, alter having recalled his mind to things about him. "Yes, my boy," she said. "I did speak to you. I asked you what it was tha t occu pied your thoughts." As she spoke thus she moved her sea close to where Buric sat, and placed he hand upon his arm. "Tell me, my boy," she added, in 4 low, persuasive tone, "what it is that dwells thus upon your mind." Buric reached out and took hi mother's hand, and having gazed for some moments into her isce. he said : "I was thinking and I have been think ing much of late, my mother of of Bosalind Valdai" Claudia Nevel started as she heard that name, and for the while the color forsook her cheeks. "What, my dear boy what of her have you thoughv?" she asked tremulously. "What but of one thing could I think, my "mother? You have seen her?" "Yes, Buric" "Aad yon have marked the grace the loveliness the sarpasairg beauty of the acbte girl?" "I know she is beautiful, my son ; and also that she is good at least so I think." lbea what bat love could move me with deep thought of her ? Ob, my mother. I do love her. 1 love her with the whole strength of my heart aad souL" "Alas! my Boric, she will never dare love thee" "You kaow not that" the youth quickly replied, his eves borBing deeply aad his opea brow flushing. "Did I not kaow she loved bm, be son I would aever have allowed my thoughts such range. We were children together, aad even then we loved. Fata has dealt differently by bs ia the years that have passed aiaca those child hood -iaias; bat yet I am mm her lore f o bm if sot chnaged, save as iacreesinr eg alttaaeaaouoaa ofouraataret ill i li if ii, streaawr lights aad ahadea." . "BatiUak.aiy.ae: Yoa a aura arti- ; aaa.Baa atlla af ailirj i aV ward of a duke a stern, cold, proud aristo- the Good Samaritan towards 'me, and crai, wno looxa opon people 01 oar sutioa nope I may some time return tne laror." only as harsh masters look opon their ".No, bo." qoickly responded the youth beasis of burden. I fear you will find little in such a course of else bat misery thought" "At least, my mother, I will see Bom- llTu) and it ftlkA tiwfl M a T lnA h mmA I if she would accept my hand " "Hash, my bey. Do not cherish each is hopes. Why should she mate with thee when the richest nobles of the land would kn-el for her hand?" "Hold " cried Baric atartiag to his feet bis handsome face flashed and his bright eye burning, "speak sot thus at least, not now. I flatter not mvaelf. bat I claim a soul as pare, and a heart as noble, as any man in the land. My miad is as clear ; my hopes are aa high ; my ambition as true to real greatness. and my will as firm, as anv of them. If Bosalind seeks tbe love of a true heart, and the protection of stoat arms and determined success, then I fear not to place myself by the side of any suitor in tbe land. But if she seeks immediate wealth, and the glitter for some high sounding title, then ah, I know she does not Bat let it pass now; I will see her." Claudia would not oppose the wishes of ner eon. and she said no more unon the subject For a while nothing further was said, until Buric remarked upon the in creasing force of the storm. "Hark !" exclaimed his mother, bending her ear in a listening attitude. "Was that a knock nnnn nnrrinnr?" ".surely no one is out on such a night that could seek shelter here." condoned -Baric "You must have" The youth did not finish his sentence, for at that moment ,the knock came so loud that it was not to be mistaken. The vonth evieht up the candle and hastened to the door. He opened it, but the blast came roaring in, whirling a cloud of enow into Rune's face, and extinguishing the light at once. "Is there any one here," the gunmaker asked, bowing his head and shielding his eyes irom tne anving storci with one hand. "Yes," returned a voice from the Stvtrian darkness. "In Heaven's name let me in. t i ,, - , or a snail pensn." "Then foUow quickly," said Burie. "Here, give me your hand. There now come." The youth found the thickly gloved hand gloved with the softest fur and having led the invisible applicant-into the hall, he closed the door, and then led the way into the kitchen. As soon as the candle was re-lighted Burie turned and gazed opon the new-comer, He was a monk and habited something like one of the Blank Monks of St Michael. He was of medium bight and possessed a rotundity of person which was comical to behold. He was fat and unwieldy, and waddled about with laughable steps. His huge, black robe, which reached from his chin to his toes, was secured about the waist with a sash of the same color, and the snow, which lay upon his shoulder and back, presented a striking contrast Burie brushed away the snow with his own hand, and having taken his visitor's thick fur bonnet, the latter took a seat near the fire. Before a word was spoken, the vonthfnl host carefully examined his guest's fea tures: and the latter.-seemed equallv desir ous of discovering what manner of people he had fallen in with. The monk's face was a peculiar one. The features were very dark and prominent, and almost an gular in their Btrongly-marked outlines. His brow was very fair in mental develop, ment, and his eyes were dark and brilliant The slight circle of hair that escaped from beneath the tight skull-cap which he retained upon his head, was somewhat tinged with silver, though his face did not betray advanced age as this silvery, hair would seem to indicate. "You have been caught in a severe storm, good father," said the youth, after his guest had somewhat racovered from the effects of the cold. "Aye that have I, my son'" the monk returned, in a deep, rumbling tone. "I left the Kremlin this morning, little think ing of such a change. The storm has com menced since I started on mv return. ibout half a mile from here my horse got iuuuuucu iu iuc buow, uia x itii aim wun an honest peasant, and then started to make tbe rest of my way on foot; but 1 reckoned wildly. The driving storm bfiuded me, and the piling drifts swallowed me up at every dozen steps. My body i not very well adapted to such work. Ha, ha, ha ! But I saw your light, and I deter mined So seek shelter here for the night. By St. Michael, but this is a most severe storm 1 yet you are comfortable here!" "Aye, father, we try to be comfortable," said Kuric "My mother could hardly survive a winter in some of the dwellings which stand hereabouts " The monk made no answer to this Bave a sort of commendatory nod; and shortly afterwards the youth asked : "Do you belong here in the city, good rfather?" "Aye, at present I do," the monk replied. And then, with a smile, he added: "I suppose you would like to know whom you hare thus received ? My name is Valdimlr, and my home is wherever I may chance to be on God's heritage. At present 1 am re siding here in Moscow. There, could you ask me to be more frank ?" Buric smiled, bat he made no direct reply. He was too deeply interested in the face of the monk to enter with such eager ness into conversation. At length the guest asked if he could be accommodated with some sleeping place, and being an swered in the affirmative, the youth lighted another candle and conducted him to a chamber which was located directly over the kitchen, and which was very well warmed by means of several iron tubes that connected with the furnace below. "Mother," said Buric, aa soon as he had returned to the kitchen, "who is that man?" "How should I know?" "Bat have you never seen him before7" Ruric asked in an earnest, eager tone. "I cannot tell, my son. His face most surely calls up some strange emotions in my mind, but I think I never saw htm before." "And yet he seems familiar to me," the son resumed. "Those eyes I have surely seen before, but to save my soul I cannot remember when or where." And so Buric pondered and pondered, but to no avail. After he had retired to his bed he lay awake and thought of the strange face; and all through the night his dreams were but startling visions of the Black Mqpk. CHAPTER II. A 8TBAHOE PROCEIDDJG. When Buric came down in the mcrning he found the monk already there, and breakfast nearly ready. But little was said during the meal. The monk seemed busy .with thoughts cf his own, and Boric was wholly engrossed in studying the strange tman's features, and upon the various rdoabts and surprises that had eatered bis mind. After the meal was over the monk accompanied the gunmaker to his shop, nd there he spent some time in ex amining the quaint articles of machinery that were u.-ed in the manufacture of arms. Buric was engaged in finishing a pair of Eistols, and for some minutes the monk ad stood silently by his side watching his movements. At length the youth stopped in his work and laid the pistol down. "Excuse me, good father,'' he said; rath er nervously, at the tame time looking his visitor in the face; "but I must ask you a qaestion. Where hsve I seen you before ?" "now snouia l Know 7" the monk an swered, with a smile. "Why," resumed Buric, with some hesi tancy, "I know not but that you might en lighten me. I have surely seen you some where." "And are there not hundreds whom you have seen in this great city aye, thousands whom you mignt recognize as yon recog nise me!" "Ah it may be so; but not like this. There may be a thousand faces I would recollect to have seen, but not oae of them would excite even a passing emotion ia my ewol. But your face caUs up Borne powerful motion some startling memory of the est which bothers me. Who an job, ood father? What are yon? Where have we met before? Waaitia 8paia? "No," said Valdiaur, with a shake of the head. And then, with a BMmaerieve shade npaa his face, he added "Let tab pass bow. I will aot deay to job that there may be awaa gi bbbimi far yoar etnaae faa cka; bat-I aaforayos BMex aaarndly that aatil last sight I aerer eaaae ia dine with V wpwiiairiiiii wltfc m hrtap it-MTl kMftisfcfcta X4teknMHii "if you return it then it will be a favor I have only doaa for you what every man should do for his neighbor; aad so far from needing thanks for my servkes, I would rather give them for the occasion, for I know of bo source of joy so pure and uocoetaminated aa that feeling ia the soul which tells us we have doae a good act" The dark monk reached forth aad took the youthful artisan's hand, and, with more than ordinary emotioB, said : "You touch the harp strings of the soul with a noble hand, my bob; aad ii any deed of kindness caa give me joy it will he a deed for you. We may meet again, aad until then 1 can only say, God bleat asd prosper thee." With these words the monk tamed away. and ere Boric could cimmaad presence of miad enough to follow him he had gone from the house. Tbe youth wished to say something, bat amid the varied emotions that went leaping through his mind he could gather no connected thoughts. After the monk had gone Rurie returned to his bench and resumed his work. He asked his boy if he had ever seen the strange man before, bat Paul only shook his head, and answered dubiously. "What do you mean?" the gunmaker afked, looking the boy in the face. "Do yfa think you have seen him before?" I "I cannot tell, my master. I may have aien him before, and I may not But sure ly you would not suppose that my memory would serve you Deiter man your own." Baric was not f ally assured by this anv swer. He gaatd into Paul's face, and he fancied he detec.ed some show of intelli gence there which had not been spoken. But he resolved to ask no more questions at present He had asked enough, he thought, upon such a subject, and he made up his mind to bother himself no more about it, feeling sure that if his boy knew anything which would be for his master's insereet to know it would be com municated in due season. So he applied i himself anew to his work, and at noon the pistols were finished. Towards the middle of the afternoon, just as Buric had finished tempering some parts of a gun-lock, the back door of his shop was opened and two men entered. They were young men, dressed in costly furs' and both of them stout and goid-looking. The gun maker recognized them as the Count Con rad Damonoff and his friend Stephen Urxen. "I think I speak with Buric Nevel," said the count, moving forward. "You do," returned Buric, not at all sur prised by the visit, since people of all classes were in the habit of calling at his place to order arms. The count turned a shade paler than be fore, and his nether lip trembled; but Buric thought that might be the result of coming from tbe cold into a warm atmosphere However, he was soon undeceived, for the count's next remark was significant "You are acquainted with the Lady Bosalind Valdai?" he said. "I am," answered Buric, now beginning to wonder. "Well, sir," resumed Damonoff, with much haughtiness, "perhaps my business can be quickly and satisfactorily settled. It is my desire to make the Lady Bosalind my wife." t Buric Nevel started at these words, and be clasped his hands to hide their treran lousness. But he was not long debating upon an answer. ' "And why have you come to me with this information?" he asked. ' "You should know that already. Do you not love the lady V "Sir Count, you ask me a strange ques tion. What right have you to question me lupon such a theme?" "lhe right that every man has to pave the way for his own rights," replied Da monoff, sharply. "But if you choose not to answer, let it pass. I know you do love the lady. And now I ask you to renounce all claims to her hand.'' "Sir Count, your tongne runs into strange moods of speech. 1 renouuee all claims to Bosalind Valdai's hand? Was't so you meant?" "Aye, sir, precisely so." "Perhaps you will inform me what claims I may have in that quarter," Buric replied, with some tremutuusness in his tone, for the ttxj subjsrt tag. one that moved him deeply. c "Buric Nevel, you shall not Bay that I did not make myself fully understood, and hence I will explain." The count spoke this as speaks a man who feels that he is doing a very condescending thing, and in tbe same tone he proceeded : "The Lady Rosalind is of noble parentage and very wealthy. My own station and wealth are equal with hers. My station, at all events Sue may possess the undivided right to more property than I do. But that mat ters not. 1 love her, and must have her for my wife. I have been to see the noble duke, her guardian and he objects not to my suit But he .informed me that there was one impediment, and that was her love for you. He knows full well as I know, and as all must know that she could never become your wife ; but yet he is anxious not to interfere too much against her inclinations. . So a simple denial from you, to the effect that you can never claim her band, is all that is necessary. You understand me. I trust We seek this only for the fair lady's own good. Of course, you must be aware that the duke would never consent to her union with you ; and yet be would wish to have your denial to show to Rosalind when he announces his decision. I have a paper here all drawn up, and all that will be necessary is simply your signature. Here it is only a plain, simple atowal on your part that you have no thought nor hopes of seeking the hand of the lady in mar riage." Ab the count spoke he drew a paper from the bosom of his marten doublet, and hav ingopened it he handed it towards tbe gunmaker. Bat Baric took .it not He drew back and gased the visitor sternly in the face. "Sir Count," he cried, in a tone full of noble indignation, "what do you suppose I am ! Do you mean to tell me that Olga, Duke of Tula, has commissioned you to obain such a renunciation of me?" Stephen," spoke the count, turning to his companion, "you heard the instructions the duke gave me this morning ?" "Aye." returned TJrzen, directing his speech to Baric "I did hear; and you have stated the case plainly." " may be as much surprised as yourself, resumed' the count, haughtily, "at this strange taste of the duke. Why he should seek this signal from you I can only im agine upon his desir to call up no regrets in the bosom of his fair ward. He knows that she was once intimate with you, and that she bow feels a warm friendship for you. For her sake he would have this signal from you " "Bat how for her sake?" asked Ruric. "Why," returned Damonoff, "do you not see? Bosalind, in the simplicity of her heart, may think that you a that you might claim her love; and out of pure principle grant it to you simply because you were the first claimant" "But I never claimed her love," said Boric, warmly. "If she loves me, she loves me from her owa heart. With the noble duke I never spoka, but once, and then he came here for me to temper his sword. If you would marry with the lady, do so, and if you seek help in the work, seek it from those who hare some power in the matter." "You mistake air," said the count hotly, "I seek not power now. I only seek a simple word irom one who may have some influ ence even as a beggar, having saved the life of a king, may, through royal grati tude, wieia an influence, mil you sign the paper?" Now, all this seemed yery strange to Buric, and he knew that there was some thing behind the curtain which he was aot permitted to know. He knew the proud and stubborn duke well enough to know that he aever would have sent such a message as this but for some desigB more than had I yet appeared. In short he could not ub dentaad the matter at all. It looked dark aad complex; such conduct was ia direct conflict with the nature of the maa from whom it bow appeared to have emanated. Boric pondered upon this a few momeata, aad he made up hie miad that be would ea'ao account yield aa atom to the ttnuue demand thus made upoahim. "Sir Cooat" as said calmly aad fiivly, "too have plaialy stated yosr propotiticB, aad I rJiialy aatwer.- I caaaot aura the 'Hal" gasped Duaeaof, SB. "JJBJOB "Moataauy Per a lev ai laws-quick M MnML' j " BBBBBW. I Rune's face, as though he doubted the evi dence of his owb sense. "It is the duke's command," he said, at length. "The Duke of Tula has bo power of bo commaad over me," was the gunmaker's cairn reply. "Beware! Once paper!" ion I say: Sign this "You but waste your breath, Sir Count, ia peaking thus. Yoa have had my an swer." "By heaveas ! Boric Nevel, yoa shall aura this!" the count cried, madly. ."Never, Sir.'' "But look yoa, sirrah! Here is mv whole future of life based upon my hones of uaioa with this fair girl. Her guardiaa bids bm get this paper of yoa ere I caa have her head. Aad bow do you think I'll give it up bo easily? No! I'll have your aame to this, or I'll have your life !" -wow your tongue rune away with you, Sir Count 1 have gives yoa my answer. Be sure that only oae maa on earth caa prevail upon me to place my name upon that paper." -And who is be 7" "I meaa the emperor." "But you will siga it!" hissed Damonoff, turning pale with rage. "Here it is sign! it you would live sign I" "Perhaps he caaaot write," suggested Ursen, oontemptnously. "1'hen he may make his mark," rejoined the count, ia the same contemptuous tone. "It might sot require much more urging to induce me to make my mark in a man ner not at all agreeable to you, sir," the youth retorted, with his teeth now set, and the dark veins upon his brow starting more plaialy out "You have come upon my prem ises, and you have sought your purpose. You now have your answer, and for your own sake for mv sake I beg vou to leave me." The above we publish aa a specimen chapter; but the continuation ot this story will be found i nly in the N. Y. Ledger. Ask for the number dated. Jan. 10, which can bow be had at any sews office or book store. If you are not within reach of a news office, you caa have the Ledger mailed to you for one year by sending three dollars to Robert Bonner, publisher, 182 William street New York. WOIDEBVDt HEALTH. HtartliBs scribe Near Haperatttlens JK.matalw. Phoenix .(Arizona) Herald. Some excitement is being created among the Mexican population of Phoenix by the story of a Mexican who arrived last even ing from Beno mountains. He came into town under cover of darkness, as he was nearly naked. His hands and feet were torn and bloody, aad his face was gashed ia a terrible manner. His story was told with the air of a man who had been terribly frightened and had not-recovered. With a champion he had started out prospecting aoout a month ago, going up Halt Kiver. ihey leit the river when opposite the Superstitous mountain. Their prospecting began at this point While climbing up the mountain, in a little gully, through black sand, and down which a large stream of water had evidently passed years ago, they were astonished to find that in this sand were large quantities of fine gold. In some places the sand was only abowt half an inch deep over the granite. The gold, in pieces the size of a bean and smaller, was found in the little fissures in the face of the bed-rock. Very little washing was neccessary, and they found a little spring of water which furnished them with what they needed. They obtained, they think about 5600 worth in half a day's work. About 2 o'clock in the afternoon they were surprised to see an Indian woman come to the top of lhe gulch above the spring and started to come down. Upon seeing them she ran back over the hill again. In leas than 10 minutes they were surrounded by 50 or 60 savages. The Indians were very small and seemed to be of a differnt nature than they had eyer seen in Arizona. The Mexicans were not armed except with knives, and the survivor says they were almost instantly caught with lariats. The Idians took them np the mountain and put them in a cave. They tortured and killed his companion, and his fate would have been the aame but for his escape. He succeeded in getting away with only a few knife gashes on his face. They lost their gold with all their, outfit The Indians seemed to be cave-dwellers, and were evidently excited over the place being found by outsiders. Oar reporter's limited knowledge of tbe Spanish language makes it impossible for us to obtain all the particulars of the affair. For the benefit of non-residents we will say that Superstitious mountain derives its name from the fact that ano white man has ever been seen again who attempted its ascension. It is a tradition among the Mexicans that large deposits of free gold is to be found in its gulches and ravines. It is not known whether there is any water there or not We shall endeavor to obtain further par ticulars regarding the matter and will pub lish them as foon,as obtained. Haw TheBIeetne Un-fat la Predaced. New York Herald. Edison's electric light, incredible as it may appear, ia produced from a little piece of paper a tiny piece of paper that a breath would blow away. Through this little piece of paper is passed an electric current and the result is a bright beauti ful light, like the mellow sunset of an Ital ian autumn. "But paper instantly burns, even under the trifling heat of a tallow candle!" exclaims the sceptic, ' sad how, then, can it with stand the fierce hea ot an electric current?" Very true, but Edison makes the little piece of paper more infusible than platinum more durable than granite. And this in volves no complicated process. The paper is merely baked in an ovea until all its elements have passed away except its car bon framework. The latter is then placed in a glass globe connected with the wires leading to tbe electricity producing ma fhine, and the air exhausted from the globe. Then the apparatus is ready to give out a light that producer no deleterious g asses, bo smoke, no offmsive odors a light without flame, without danger, re quiring no matches to igiite, giving out but little heat, vitiating no air, and free from all flickering; a light that is a little globe of sunshine, a veritable Aladdin's lamp. And this light the inventor claims, can be produced cheaper than that from the cheapest coal oiL Were it not for the phonograph, the quadruple! telegraph, the telephone aad the various other re markable productions of tbe great inventor the world might well hesitate to accept his assurance that such a beneficent result had been obtained, butj as it is, his past achievements in science is sufficient guaran tee that his claims are aot without founda tion, even though for months past the press; nf Earope and America has teemed with oissertatioas aad expositions from learned scientists ridiculing Eiison and showing that it was impossible for him to achieve that which he has undertaken. PEBIUB AMI TMINVM, Yale College controls 1,003 students this year. Look after the estrays aad waifs of hu manity. : Disraeli has subscribed 500 to the Irish relief fund. The British art kept warm by Afghans this winter. Lawrence Barrett will perform all this week at Pittsburg. The Mississippi riveria frozen over from Lake Itasca to Cairo. Pinchbeck ia ia favor of a general exo dus of his race to Kansas A boar's head k seat to Quaes Victoria from Germany every Christmas. Cornelius Yaadarbilt, J., is turning his atteatioB to railroad investments. Professor Swing is engaged to lecture ia ia Omaha Bear tha close of January. Poetauster General Key staads a head above the crowd ia physical stature. Mary Aadsrsoa played at Elmira, N. Y, Christmas ere, aad Christmas Dearer hopes to have a population of w.uuu py ue naw tae csasus- caavi Eauaa Abbott aaag at St Paul, Mias. dariag, this week, cloaiag Christmas eve. MaawjaMltaaeUeeletCTtedaaeergreeB Oiristaias oaths stage at Galvestoa Texas. Tw Saw Jsj eeaiiew jamped from a "-a BLAZING BOSTON. BIO FIRE IX IT9 BfJSIXiatS CEXTXH s me of the Leaa'as; Baslaesa aTonsea tke Csantry, With Stacks, Dettroye4 The Tatal IM Orer.a XlUisn Bsllars The Victim. . Boston, Dec 28. At eleven o'clock a fire broke oat in the rear of. the paper warehouse . of Bice, Kendall & Co.; on Federal street, near Franklin. Their build is entirely gone aad other very valuable property, including Houghton, Osgood 4 Uo'i a. publishing establishment on Devon shire street Band A Avery's printing house, en Franklin street, is in great danger. The fire is located ia one of the most prominent business portions of the city. 3 a. x. The fire is now completely un der control. The Joes it estimated at two and a-half milhon. The firms that have suffered a total loss are Bice, Kendall & Co., Houghton, Os good A Co., and the Union Express Com pany. Many of the smaller firms located in the aame block, in Federal and Devon shire streets, received heavy damages. b. L. Vt arren, paper manufacturers ; V. F. Brown A Co., printers; New York and. Boston Dispatch Co.; Eirles A Prews' Providence Express, in addition to those already mentioned, are. heavy sufferers. The stock in Rice, Kendall A Co.'s was valued at nearly 200,000, and the build ing at $12,000 ; insuiance heavy, and will, it is thought, cover the entire loss. Several explosions occurred during the fire in the North Bank building, and some firemen sere injured. FURTnEB DETAILS. Further details of the fire show that the loas on the buildings will probably be half a million, and nearly that figure onltke stock. The following firms are damage esj Federal street: Rice, Kendall A jjJe building, No. 91. completely gutted from ceiiar to attic ; rranxnn, wool, no. M, is in the same condition; No. 105. occupied bySabin A Page, saddlery and carriage hardware, and Williams A Coburn, wool, were badly damaged in the rear and on the roof. The fire, in its southern course, was checked at this point No, 63, corner of Franklin ; W. Lawrence A Co , bankers; No. 67, Rand, Avery A Co.; Boston Credit Bureau; Geo." D.Drake A Co, wool; office of New England Glass works; W. S. Libbey ; John Carter, paper; No. 69, Fletcher Manufacturing Company ; Samuel G. Trippe, agent; No. 73, C. J. Peters A Son, stereotypera ; W. M. Scott, wool shoddy; Flocks A Co; S. H. San borne, bookbinder; T. F. Collins, blank book manufacturei ; L. B. Wilber & Co , printers, and No. 75, B. H. Thayer A Co.. paper, were considerablydamsged by water at their rears and roofs. These numbers are badly burned : On Franklin street, No 111, occupied br Claflin A Brown: Charles E. Perry, paper cutting, and John Dillingham ; No. 113, W.F. Brown A Co.; Houghton, Osgood A Co. : 8. D. Warren A Co.; No. 117, Rand, Ayery A Co.; 119,t1G. S. Schenck, paper; Dillingham paper company; James 8. Monroe, paper manufacturer ; agent of G. P. Gore A Co., auctioneers and commission merchants, of Chicago ; No. 123, John Car- ter x vo paper. These tirms are all the losse- on Devon shire street The following are completely burned out and lose almost everything : North National Bank; Claflin A Brown, twine and bags ; McGrath Brothers, boot and shoe ; Heliotype printing company ; Houghton, Osgood A Co., publishers ; S. D. Warren A Co , paper stock; New York and Boston dispatch express ; Eirle A Prews' express ; Union express office ; Edward A. laft general express, o. 222; Spaulding A Tewksbury, paper; Moore, Smith -0. hats, etc.; Benjimin Callendar A Co., cut lery, etc. George Foster and Moses E. Ojgood are all damaged either by fire, smoke or water. The heaviest losers are Rice, Kendall A Co, $150,000; Houghton, O 'good A Co.. SI50, 000; and Rand, Avery A Co , who had a large amount of stock in process badly damaged by smoke and water. Their loss may reach $100,000. THE TOTAL L0SB by last night's fire is now figured at about $1,000,000. There is much difficulty in obtaining a definite statement of the losses and insurance, but the principal losses are distributed as follows : Bice, Kendall A Co, ?150,000; insur ance, 100,000; cathedral building, occupied by them, loss from $100,000 to $125,000 ; insurance, $250,000. Houghton, Osgood A Co. estimate their loss at $100,000 on the stock and $50,000 on the helioty pes ; insurance, $75,000. Rnd, Avery A Co., printers, loss about $50,000; fully insured. Scribner, G. P. A Putnam A Sons, and other New York publisher, lose consider able in sheets printed by thir. concern. D. 8. Warren A Co , papr dealers in the cathedral building, lose $00,000 on stock; insured. Claflin A Brown, paper, lose $150,000; in sured. The vaults of the North bank were opened this morning and the contents found uninjured. H. II. Hunmerall, owner of the building occupied by Bierce A Hardy and other has an insurance of about 7,000; which covers the loss. There are orther heavy losses. THE ADDITIONAL LOSSES by last night's fire are E K. Dunbar printer, 510,000, insured; T. G. Howel bookbinder, $40,000, insured for $30,0001 S. K. Abbott, binder, $20,000. insured for $3,000; Claflin A Brown, $75,000, not $150,000, aa stated; partially insured; the Ashton valve Company lose $3,000, in sured ; Brigham, publisher, loses $100 000, no insurance. The original cost of tbe cathedral building is now stated to be $325,000 ; insurance, $250,000. THE TOTAL SAMAOE. The aggregate damage to the building?, by the last night's fire is $319,300 ; insur ance, $225,000. The aggrezate los of mer chandise and fixtures is $657,700; insur ance, $116.600. Tar.au.tt: trouble. GARCZLOX'S CC33IDTZ8B. ACGC3TA, Dec. 29. It is the general opinion that Garcelon trill not submit to the fnpreme Court the question propounded by Governor Morrill. The Republicans will be prepared for this and present the questions through a majority of the mem bers of the last Senate, as it ia thought that! such proceedings would conforoy a the taw. The disposition is to exhausf a tea legal means before others are tried J ' Mayor Nash. 01 this cityJwB aa-sto address a- letter to Governor GarceTon7 urging him not to call out tbe militia on the assembling of the Legislature, as that would provoke the bringing out of force on tbe other side. He will state that the extra police force provided by the city ii amply able to preserve public peace. CUBBED FOR IHS PAINS. O D. Baker applied this forenoon at the Secretary of State's office for authority to examine the returns from Farmington. He was answered by Counsellor Fogg in the negative, which was accompanied by a profane epithet STONITICANT. Portland, Dec 29. Captain Lynch, of the Montgomery Guards, notified his men to be ready to march at an instant's no tice, from which it is inferred that they, with the light infantry, will be called to Augusta. GOVERNOR GAKCELON went to Belfast to-day, to attend a meeting called to sustain the course of the Governor and Council. A similar meeting was held this evening in Rockland. The Governor sent for the Mayor this afternoon to con sult ia regard to a proper police force for preserving order on the re-assembling of the Legislature. The Mayor had just finished writing a communication to his excellency oa the subject and conveyed it is pcnuH. isayor hhd was courteous! received, aad assured the Governor needed preparatioas had keening the peace. Two hu BoliCTBMSi hsve beea already taw BHmDer would be iBa o! the case required haws 1 ar,ie to keep order, aad BBUUXD TKK GOTBWJNS Last la Mag troops to tae cap rat is stsUiaa lot anaiag taaau to taecaaitel k. nesaia 1 t .. xtetaeafM the citizens of Augusta would bear him out ia these assurances. The Governor talked, quite freely and informed the Mayor that he -had a great dislike of the iuea o Drrnging trooBS acre ana booum not da it if peace could be maintained ft any other way. It woald ba his duty to preserve order and to prevent interference ( with tne members ot the Legislature. THE STEAi's STMPATHiarES. n $ Belfast, Dea 29. Hayford hall was packed to. its utmest capacity this after noon, in response to 'the call for a "law and order" meeting, to" sustain the Gover- I nor and Council. Hon. Wm.. H. Rust presided, aad on taking the chair, read extracts from various speeches maae ai recent Republican meetings, and claimed that they were revolutionary in character. He was very severe upon the Bepphlicaas; accused them of cirrvincrthe recent elec- i tioiTSt wholesale bribery, and said that, Twatsfand his ring, were no more' corrupt thaaare James G.Blaine and his ring to- dmy Gov. Garcelon was then iatroduced and received with loud applause. He began $ by saving that he had not come here to make an -apology for anything he had" e done or left undone. He -spoke of the recent election and of the rumors soea after it took place ip regard to the count- ing of Votes. He said that prominent Re- -, publicans had then said that the law of -1377 was clearly unconstitutional, ''and a named Hon.. Wm.P. Frre as one of "the V number who gave a full explanation of the constitutional rights in regard "to the duty of the town officers and of the Governor and 9 Council as to the election returns. He said that when the returns were laid before the legislature they would in every instance be found correctly tabulated. He claimed that the returns were canvassed strictly ia accord wit a the constitution aad the law and without regard to one party or the other. He spoke of the Republican com mittees who visited him at the beginning ot canvass and said that he then told the r committee thai he himself had never.yet reitatf-swansrFartaw La MatMrweahataa . . .4 i dru7 ..j pfett toaW&fl counting of the "votes. "The some ot the large citiex were returns from fatally defec Council had to them but tive and the Governor and nothing to do in regard to strictly follow the requirements of the constitution and laws, lhe legislature will undoubtedly do justice by the cities -not represented, as the two branches are the judges of the election of their owa members. '- The Governor spoke particularly of the Portland returns and claimed that' they agree strictly with the record and therefore could not be amended, even under the law r ef'ISTT. The Danforth District was cot spoken of and the Governor made a state ment in regard to the returns from that town and said that the record had been al tered long after the election, at the request of Geo. A.Currun,of Calias. Tie said that he had a letter of the town clerk of Dan forth in His pocket, stating that he bad changed his record undtr orders from the Republican board of selectmen. All tha returns will be presented to the Legislature on the 7th of January unless the State house ia seizsd by a mob and the returns destroyed. previous to that time. He chal- Ienged any man to put his fingers on a single thing be had done not strictly in ac cordance, with the constitution, the laws ' and precedent. Oa closing the Governor was Joudly applauded and three cheers given for him. Hon. Wm. n.McCIellan, Attorney Gen eral, next addressed the meeting. He commenced by speaking of the clergymen who had spoken at the indignation meet- . ing Saturday evening and satd that they ' had made many false statements. He de- nied emphatically that statement that has been made that he ndvit-ed the government . , not to submit the que: 1004 in dispute to the Supreme Court. Resolutions were adopted, supporting the Governor and Council and the meeting adjourned with three cheers for Governor Garcelon , CON'-riRATORs IN SESSI3N. r Bangor, Dec. 29 Adjutant General S. I). Leavitt arrived here to-day and this evening Joseph L. Smith, Fusion ctndidata for Governor, Sheriff Stratton, of I'effob scott county, Gorham L. Boynton, Cogresw man Ladd, J. P. Doss, of Commercial .and. other prominent Fusionists have been at his hotel, it is supposed in conference with the Adjutant Gen-ral. It is rumored that a telfgram was re ceived by the shcrff to-day from Governor Garcelon and it is reported thit the conference is in relation to the arms of the State arsenal and 'that they will be removed to Augusta to-aior- row. The report from Auguta that the Gov ernor would probably decline to refer tha questions proposed b, Morrill to the Su preme Court, caused mach dimpprobatioa, especially among the prominent Democrats, who signed a petition f jr that action. t oarcklon'b reasons. ArGC?rA, Dec. 2:. The Governor has decided not to submit to the Supreme Court the questions propounded by Morrill. This is obtained on good authority, though it will not be put into writing before Jto- s morrow, lhe excuse f.r not submitting 3 is that most of the points have already been adjudicated upon. There could not 0 hi an opportunity to organiz the Legisla ture if the decision of the court wasawaited, as the certificates mu". be issued to mem- . bers twenty days before tha asembjing of the Legislature. In addition, the Governor- 1 claims he has no legal right to withdraw the certificates already issued, and since escb house ia the judge of its elections, and if there are wrongs they can be righted. The Governor continues to reeeive numer ou petitions from all parts of the State, ' praying that the law points involved may be referred to the Supreme uiurt. A CIl'Kli HOAX. Aa Orean Mlrnmer ICoported Lout, bat the Keport Pronounced Fawne. London, Dsc 29. The owners of the steamer Arragon, about whose, safety some feat is entertained, in consequence of the r J mors of her foundering at sea, state that they have heard nothing from that steamer sicce she sailed from Bristol, on the 19th inat, for New York. DELAYED BT CT0RM3. " New i irk, Dc. 29 The agents of the steamer Arragon are not'at all apprehen sive for her safety, and expect the vessel here within a few days. Heayy gales and seas ars prolonging ue trips ot ait steamers crossing the Atlantic The Arragon has a, aftwawty-eighi men. Jtjaiyt knows that ,Batthr:7 --?jrtC3ff-- H ?""-- 1 it ji The agents also -pronounce the rumoi her loss a cruel hoax, and promise to dis cover and punish the author. The agesii" say the vessel is not due until January 3d or 4'.b, and that tbe friend of. the passen gers will be cruelly tortured until the safety of the ship is proclaimed. CKIHINAL, CALCfUAK, a'w Oaler JBHtlce. Boston, Dec 29. A special front Concord to the Journal says : A member of Cow gross states. .that it has been decided to present the name of name and urge the appointment of Chief Justice Charles Doe, of New Hampshire, to a position on the bench of the supreme Co an of the United States. .A ratal qaarrel ever Cards. Memphis, Tenn.. Dec 29. 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