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Br ANSA EOXD, iKmn among the meadow broolv. . here the pray path winds and crooV, tiirdlnz in the hunnieft nV, CsUy, rosily. Slw is wanderin:; there with him. With here3eg Mduky dim, I nderneatli her hat's wide brim, lleim'.n; laUtlly. Out fctaun; the lossy Mile, WUerts the twilight throws and thrill?. With toe eastr whip-poor-will, I'laintiTely, plalntlrelj . here the old sea elopes and swell, And the far-eff village bells, M ingle with the tnn;r shells, Tenderly, tenderly. When the autumn's tawny light, Tate the swallows all to flight. And the f uraaeh tftrch at night, Flareth fitfully. Where tbe timid pheasant feed. And the drift of iron weeds Hold aloft their saekn of seedi Warily, Warily. lie Is wandering there with her. With the jurple roift astfr, Tntfilns like a -owimer, DreamTly, dreamily. WasderioK with their idle chat, Talkittjr now of thii and that. While tbe feather in ber bat Dfoopeth lovingly. Heaven speed the Iov.ds pairs, Munmer fife it always theiri, Stepping p by rolden f tairs, Happily, happily. An l iillmely TIionR.it. Br r. B. ALMUCH. 2 wonder what day of tbe eel., I wonder what month of Uw ear, "ili it be midBiant otvmint, And who will bead over my bier What a hldeoat fboey to come Aa I wait, at the toot or the rtair. While KUtaaor rJnr tbe hut touch To ber robe, or the rtwelu her hair Do I like row new drew pompadovr And do 1 like On nr life. Vou are eighteen, and not a day more. And hat en t been ri ears mj wife ' Those two way boy in the crib Up stair are nt own, U be re ' Voa are hut a sweet bride In ber bluom. All nuuhine, and snow? , and pore ' An the carriage nl! down the dark street. The little w.fe laugha and nn4oa cheer But I wonder what day of the wcjk, I wonder what month of the year ! Atfmhr Montkiy far Jam. Tlir llriHel lVrn. In a t.illev, renturiet a 50, lirew a little fern-leaf, eree wl lender, etning delicate, and fibrer- tender. Waving when the wind crept down so low , Rathe ull and grass and ntoss rrew round it, Plarful sunbeam darted in and round it. But no foot of man e'er came that way Earth was uti and keeping hnlida. Cwlec s Lot There came a thoughtful man. Sesnii.ns: natureV wt'rets far and deep . From a tiim tn a nn-kj --terp. He w.thdrt'W a clone o'er wh ch then ran Fairt pw llin;-, a quaint tk-i,n Leafas:, f nae. (lower?, clear and tine And th.' rn - lite la iu cer line . ix 1 tli.nk li uli -oiiH- lite away, Swettlx t.-urprt the lat daj NutmntT llomane. 1 HKl K I W UKK. wen' 111 I .llllji 11 Iau I.ake, in the uort Virthr-n V-w month in tin- -jr lr I'tiMx-ii ti U tlirtv -im tront- otiT month- and thi- in.ik- m little almiture th more re markup Cwz 1-ikf i- n Tt nf liifrhwav f travel, m- d' wit-.- fur luilie-, and a t-r pntt l.ikf. .1- stt'tii'n in that uuntry jr,M.,l n'jrin wry tame uinjmreii with the Vdirondnck- I ' damp ttiuntn-. hut r.111 .i'"Ut :ihii--t 'er w here in l.iat- itiimit wetting 'ur fet, erept on the .arr-" wliii h .in :ilwa-inuddv .for it r-in,- tiii-i that irinm " the ear when it if- imt -tinw in- waiting ne tn at Jlidher Jiihu-tu' tarr hr altbonph Muther .liduwnii h.i- .1 lni-'tan 1. it i her earn-, lie-..iu- -he make-the 1-t tlapjiuk- iu that .-miitn f"r the lt itxtn U drag our ' . - ,(' -ir't- -Mi l 1 Hlf -f mud and 1 - , - , 1 , Mr .( -iii- n lrive , t I 1 - n - w 1 t! ui tliev I It 1' I ' u ilitate m-.n -lii.idd 1 linn.- Mr 1 nt. -uid it 1- il M. 1mUi. I. lit r ri-e if .1 1 i n r i ,nn tlniVMi Mr John ; 1 l;i tt he wot' ' i'TI- i riu.i- i! - . ..1 ( m M- : h. I pi. kel M I1', nu.i it l m li i- i!iiT..imeil i. K-." .n ! 1-I- -mi ,e li.im- .111 I -Itllllll.1-i it r- r Mur- i .tt r i- i want iDz ith h a !- in i li ineigi mprt li'Mi'l the m i' i . i !. cahi j ' j t tit- f ii ry tn 'it u i rav V i.i i ' t of color !i severe muh t hi; i Pit t). ' i nif -l t'l. -.i .i..npi.. i unt- . r t n . that r n v i i' r i i nation iu U r i i achievements t i t which heeistam. himself There oug. ! th. k le-! Tll t t Xlger- (-ne-ill I w.t i i mi i h- had th.-uh i. t.m "i th. fish th. h.itt at inn of language, in mire vividlv before tie r. interested in Mr. Murr,i - 1 1 - t -uming account f a h f-itt't w ith -oiue trout iu Namt --- P n 1 my imagination wa- aid- 1 J i theeomljat. The picture i j ie- nt crman standing in hi- boat. ) ' lnu f hi, pole away from him. - t i' th. tip lends down nearh to hi- ! ml um h r the strain on the line of the ni.ui.tu fi-'1 Thi-i-called "giving him t1,. I 'tt ' In this 4-a-e, however, the tih -j. gj.mth trout has sprung out of the water some six feet, as trout are upt to do when their pas sions are roused, and i-flung through'the air straight for the H-herman. whose hat lia fallen, permitting his hair to rise in terror, his eve- protruding so that lie could hang his hat on them if hi- baud- were free. The -ittutti mi i- one d extreme peril to both jtartie-. Few jk iple who have never -een ai enraged trout in the air, making for a man with la-hing tail, erect tin-, and ojten mouth. -an have any idea of it The story and the picture arc calculated t. make one a little timid in the-- water-, but there really i-not mm Ii danger, if vou have a good cjuide a ool. undaunti'.l man. who doe- not believe the -ton ror mv-elf, I half hi(ted 1 might meet -m h an ad.enture Our guide told u- that we -ho u 11 find, even at thi- -en-ni, -uerb rl-hing in a -mall river which run- intu th Baguette ju-t le 1'tvv Lini: I-ikc. Thi- i- one of the Ite-t trait- about a guid hi- unfailing faith. He ha- never anv doubt- that iu simi' dis tant -treani. or -tme reunite lake, there are -h 1- of tr.mt. and herd- of deer, which we -hall certain! v find when we get there, tie eon-tanth in-pi re- hop', and make the rutin voviij: r..-v with it, though the voy Jire ii-elf1 i-i'iilv a wet di-apMintiuent. The N.tpefulnes-t the guide- i- erennial, and s-i -tronglv l.es it impn-s it-elf nMn the traveler, that 1 have known it to color their alter narrative- of fi-hing and hunting to a degree that would -urpri-e those who knew that thev had M-arecU eatight a trout, and tiiih -een a man who hail -een n deer. Worse -:iitl we wen iiTtain to find a plentv of trout, ami lig one-, in thi river, fhe fi-hennan know- the keen delight of feeling a two-jiound tro.it on the end of an ight ounce tlv-re.l. He can imagine the thrill ; he wakes- in the night to think about it when he is in the h-hitig country. We had this delightful antieidti.na- we rowed !wn the lake, through the Imnk-of white w.iter-lilies. and along the margin of the t'iMUtiful Ilatiucttc blazing with the cardi nal flower lly the time we reached the h-hing -tream. we di-ivvereil that the water verv high, hitch that the guide shook 1 head ; it lmd leen high all summer, in 1 1. 1. and had ruined tlie fishing. The trout wen all scattered abroad. t instead of repos me at the pring-hole. and it was probable tint they would not bite. The -port wouldn't '.e the l.e-t, et there vva- no doubt that we -luuld get all the trout we wanted. We pullet! shiwh up the rapid stream, rigging our ta kle and getting ready for the good place-. When we had gme more than a mile, we came ton leud, with ratherslack watT. and a little inlet thick with lily pad-, : spot that th- iriiide -aid wa- just alive with trout 1 never -iiw a place that iirom-iH-d tetter There i- alw.iv- a little nerv-iu-nes about thefir-t eatof the flv a trout, and a bi" one, may instunth it, and the thrilling struggle will Ugin h tw with the -cwuu uu out ttie nervou-ness -unstuesa nine when v., u have thrown a wMtrn iiiikts, muu ih-ii vm nave tlun- out and drawn the th m for tenininute without a n-e, it gets a mite tire-.,ili(. Thin haii ienei to u. n e mignt a- w ell have thrown into a muil-jicadie. the guide iid he diun t understand it ; it was an awful "ood tJace Lat June a sjmrtsman caught a half Iparrel in less than an hour, standing riht where you be." Hid the guide remember the man name? Ves, hi name was It at tons ; he'd rath er fish than cat ; there wnn t no pint alout a trout that he didn't know." Neither of u rejoicing in the magic name of Huttons, we gave it up, and let George try. lie thrashed the waters in all direc tions for some time, and then concluded that Itattoas him-elf wouldn't have any luck that day ; and we left the place that was "alive with trout" andnmceehM ui stream, ac companied by a screa m i n " f L-h - ha vv k who ap- jjeared to be as unu -ces-ful as the re-t of us. v cashed here and we fished there, but with the exception of two or three three-incu juveniles wlio diun t know enoush not to bite when the water washigh, we got nothing. At last we reached the place of places a natural placer of trout always sure to find them there," George said. Theciver ran by a great rock, ran deep and black and swift, with rinnleM nKive and lelow. Tn this deep bole the trout lay. and on these VOL. XLVI- NEW SEHIES, VOL. XIX. rapids they would take the fly. A jagged pine tree hung over the rock, and it was a charming place ; a pHy to desecrate it with slaughter. We pied our boat on a rock in mid tream, around which the waterswirled, and I stood up in the boabto throw. It was a moment of intense exultation. Nothing was to be heard except the swirling of the water and the singing of the mosquitoes about my head. The water U never m high that they won't bite. I ,'threw ! The little brown fly went .skimming across the black pool and floated off down the rapid. No rise. I threw again, drawing the line carefully over the most inviting spots. Xo sign ofl'ife. I kept on casting, each time more artl-tically than before, Imt still with no re-pone, until I began to think that Ituttons iuut have taken a lialf-barrel out of this hole aLo. It seemed impossible that ftsh should not rie from such a luTeiy jiool to uch a seductive invitation. At last, weary with throwing, I let fly and line sink n little in a calm place. In an in stant good fortune always comes suddenly 1 felt roniethin". " There, cried (Jeorge, 4 strike strike lard ! I summoned all my manhood, and t-truck, and felt that I had fiim fast. There seemed to be a three pound weight on the end of the Kne, and the slender pole bent likeawhip stoek. Kvidpntlya hz one. " Give him 'Hne, anl T gave him " line nearly pitching out of the tottering lat in the ojieration. Keep cool.' Oli j(s. I kept cool, and let the fih ol e it pretty niucli bis own way, reeling him in a little occasionally, jut to reraiml him that I was there. Kound the il he went, and round, Imt not so excitedly as I had read he would go under snch circumstance ; but, it was not lively be polled like lead. 1 hoped he wa. getting tired, for I wa, when the line suddenly slackened, and I felt that he was coining toward- me, intending to run under the boat and break him-elf loot-e,a is the custom of igaciou- trout. There wa not a moment to l. I reeletl as fa-t as 1 could, but he came on. The rod already lent like a reed, and I feared he would sma-.h it. The fish was making directly for the 1 -oat. The only remedy in such a eae i-. to attempt tit cheek the tKh" by letting the rod Iiend . if it itut enough the fish mut stop; if it break, away he goes. dhe him the butt.' houted (Jeorge. 1 wa- jierfeeth willing to gie him the butt, and did - lit- didn't like it. The nd Iwut double, but lield. The enraged hh. cheeked in his wild career, sprung mx feet out of the water, determined to go oer the lioat if he could not go under it. and made directly for my hand. It wa a imm inent of peril. Tbe aspect of the hVh wa moment4iu. It appeared to me to lime a rmnd mnuth and fr-cales. I dodged and let him go pa-t, as I did so. George cried. Thunder ' It- a sucker f " And wheu we came to ull him -lovl in, and gft hi- twi Mund? in a landing-net, ure enough it waa sucker an innocent sucker. lSut it was u narrow cajte. It might have been a trout. Tuf Vit'.i n "T t- oj '4',. The following are some i.f tlif ,. tilings io I'ret Ilarte's lt. ture on tin t'jlit nu.i ( i meer-. whom he .-alK-d the rg .n.iut- ..1 "4'' He dn lined t" d.-.nlc t tip i hri-tini print iplf-'' the- men . at h-.t-t he -fn'iil I del i fiitii-ni until he had. with pic-ent ealninev-!. th.- -.ile dl-tanee of t!ie ln-t ri in ( ppluiw ) In di-tant rN..t the autr the left t hildren and fanulie. and c-n nfh ccrs of juti-v. perplexed and latnt-ntiic Thvy dt-rtei their inn wn-. an 1 in - -im cxrrciiii c.im - een dc-ertd the wives ul other- (laughter) S nn of the l--t ineit had th wor-t ante, edettt-, and - .in Worst had a -intlcs I'unt.ai K'lini pit tu red tl ir m-nle .t lite, ami th. eterar 4isi -n fur gamhliti' I'll at a faro-hank a man -nt-u-il dead nn-l' i th. II. ir in i -hi 1 1 Me Three ph-i. Lin-, all ili.tr-. d . lared that Id -lied of (1nH' d the In irt.tl (' Toner, who -at at In- left, imiiuih 11 h brother pimblers m- the inn . tin m.tn was Mmightw.iv pro, f ded with, and the returned ii erdiit in tie, ordanee wrth il (Laui;hti r ) The - , u l.h t tha il.it- 1 1 vv i- r, uhar V la.h -t bri ken hair ot'easi ned by th di- ha i geiitleiti.in a revolver whii sitting d ' ha-hful i onlu-i.m (Laught r ) U were f.-vy. pr.jMirtiuned t-. tht im n . that tul! I'er ) un oth't r wite Nta-ted ot having platoon t-. an enipanv h r Ii-'Iim (Liul V ttli the influx of -trinjrers tlie c.n.liti n ! icty eontinmillv . haiiirednd the old rs naut eleiuent in t.iw.ml th m unt.im Thev i n-tri ted n thin -.ne v hat w i- ri hl .livednliu'.-t e;. Ui-i v lv .-n h an-.dr. et In the ni.-t .j Tiir--.iue i o-tiinic-, and the id-ntitv .t tvvn iz ntleman w:i- known in all -n m-ne-.-. hv the i iheis tn their pantaloon.-, a.- denes-e Mills" and ' Kaelo Itrand."' (Laughter.) The ab-ence of do me-tie ties induced friend-hips -o -tnng a to lie undiminished even in death Insult a man-jiartner " and you more than in sulted him-elf. Tn their relations were olv servable the jealousies ot conjugal life .and one iner doieluUy remarked, " My partner left me , well, 1 might have reckoned on it. for he was always fickle ami fond of jewelry and dress." (Laughter.) In the Sierras the plain, uncouth, but kind wife of a Texan was venerated a.s the emlHMliment of heaven ly grace and lieauty. She died, and tlie most heartfelt grief pervaded the entire camp. ISIear-eyed Mill, saluting hi-partner, asked what she died of. -'Doctor say she died of nostalgia," was the reph. "What the i-t that?" was the question, and the answer wa, A kind of longing to get to heaven. (laughter.) lhe laws against dishonesty were so strict that di-honesties were punished with death. A hftp-e-thief was tried, and the jury having retired to de liljerate upon their venl'ict were slow on returning into court. The .fudge jmshed hi- head through the door of their room, and found they liad not agreed. '-Take your time, gentlemen." he said, "but remember we re waiting for thi- ntom to lay it the corjw in. ((.real laughter.) v ith much graphic power the lecturer continued to reier to the loDdne-s r witticisms o general among them, and the epigrammatic term- in which they wen expres-ed. A gentleman replied once to a iiery of a joirishioner or Kev. Thomas King, that as a preacher he won every trick. (Liughter.) An engineer on the l'aeihc Kaifroait told ol a comrade who diel ot consomption. "l'or Jim," be said. "0t a runnin slower and slower, until one dav he stopried on hi cen- nr. iia i ii luciure ui nit; nriiurr iui-n f this weary human machine. (Applau-e ) A tea last er met a surveyor and a farmer angrily di-cu-sin-. Sidinj; with the sur veyor, lie said. "If 1 were you I vvonld just theodolite that fellow out of ramp. ( Liuhter.) Another teamster wa re buked for hi- profanity by a young girl re turning from camp meeting. "AVhy, ILsh," said he, vou don't call that swearing, do you? Why you ought to hear Hill Jones exhort the impenitent mule." (Laughter.) The nanie of places were expre-sive. A letter dated from "Dead Jlroke"' was'not calculated to imluce credit, and a stranger would hesitate to accept an mvitation'to Murderers' Ikir. (Laushter) A stage in California wu- run from Happy Valley, to .Mount Dolores, ami irom Jilaze to rurissi- ! ma. (Lontinueu laughter ) Adverting to the recent Srani-h colouUts, he minutely de scribed how the Argonauts at first pretended friend-hip and afterward completely robbed and desioiled them. They joined their fan dangoes, and bull-fights, but were decidedly anx'ou1 to give the hull a show. (Laugnter.) On one or two occasious they substituted a grizzly bear, that cleared th? ring and ef fectually wiped ont the two first rows of benche. (Laughter.) ISu with experience the Spaniard lecame wi-e and allied himself with his oppressors. Being the earlie-t in habitant, his evidence on the que-tion of titles was so valuable that he knew every thing that was wanted to supply a deficiency on either side of a case. (Laughter.) This extended so far as eventually to de-troy all ovvnship to property in California. The ad vent of the Heathen Chinee imparted a new life, a new conservatl-m to the character of the Argonaut. He engendered cleanliness, attended to all domestic necessities-, and acted at table like a man who, knowing his supe riority, could never jeojardize his position by eo'ndesecndin to speak. He worshipped the devil in your liousehold with a frankness that shamed your own attempts in that di rection, (laughter.) Oppo-ed by cruel statute, he had an innocent way of defraud ing the cutoms by conversing with cu$tom offieers. while seated on a chair stufied with smuggled opium. He avoided the State tax by taking the name and assuming tlie facial expression of some other brother who had paid the taxes. (Laughter) Knowing the character of his Christian brethren, he es tablished doctor's offices at every street-corner of Sin Francisco, distributed, medicines, the mention of which would bring on sea sickness, and when finally discovered retired with dignity to his native rice,- the happy possessor of half a million dollars. The lec turer wound up with a brilliant description of the resources of California. Mtin jutkf. A merchant left St. Petersburg to travel across Kurope. In the cour-e of his journey he arrived at AVarsaw. Iteing furnl-hed with a letter of introduction, he rejaired to the house of one of the chief citizens there, and was most courteously received. He staed at Warsaw for a week, and his ho-t ejiared no pain to make the visit agreeable, and showed him everything worth seeing in the town. Indeed, tbe i-itor was quite overwhelmed by an amount of kindness rare ly shown toanv but a friend oflongstand Ing. At length the pleasant L-it drew to iU close, and after breakfast the guest expressed his wi-h to see some jioorcr portions of the town, of which be bad heard. "Hut." said he, I have with ine a small box of great value that I do not like tori-kinsuch places. If it were my own I should not be so particu lar ; but it was "ntrusted to me by a friend, who requested me to deliter it to a person in another town. It contains diamonds and other valuables. Would you do me the greatfavor of taking charge ofit for the da)?" The host, with his u-ual urlanity, willingly agreed to this projtosal, and the merchant departed with a light heart on his tour of in $!ection, I forget the name, but let us say in the 41 Seven Pials," or Five Point," of Warsaw. Next morning after breakfast lie cordially thanked hi- kiiid entertainers for their zeal ous hospitality, and added tliat as he was about to dejiart, he would now resume his charge of the box, which he had never le fore quitted his jterson since be luid received it from its owner. Tbe host and hosted stared at him in well-acted amazement. --What lx?" asked the!nst. r remember no box do vou my dear?" turning to his wife. -No,'" he snid. I have no recollec tion of any box whatever." "What was it like?" a-ked the host : "perhaps vu left it in your nom." lut on the merchant in sisting that it was with the host hintself it had leen left, n hi- turning to hi- lio-te-s and tning t make her recollect the ircuin stance", lkdli (ufter npteuling to eaidi iither several times, mid fortifying ea h other in their denial) lieeamc cold and distant, and liegan hinting tlmt Hiniething must have happened to the merchant, to induce him to persist in so -t range a delusion. A-the In.t touched hi- freh"ail with a si-rnificant glance, the poor man remctnlered that he wa iu a strange it . th' ijnmml suied to Ite -lipping fr tin umler hi- fet . thinner to himself loomed in the di-tanre, ami he ha-t-ened from the hou-e in nliinn. Mniight to the police he went, ami statnl ,; ojw. The official lL-teneil imertiirlmbl to th' whole ttory, and :i-ked ' Vim gave up this mluahle In.x to an a -qua in ta nee of a week- -tauding with out anvwitne-os. orany written acknowledg ment " "He had lten - ven kitnl. a man in hi- jMisition "lUh have ou a a man ot bu-inc ' Unt prMtf that the Kx U-long- to vou . "None whatever cxicpi the kev It i lM'kel.i.nil I have the kev here it i-." and he pndued a -mall kev from an inner pocket. The otficial remained l"-t in thought for -ome time, and then viid. "Well, I will do the only thin I can for vou. The Vrchdukc t oii-tantine (the (lovcm.T f Poland) i- a -tun.! ish man. but he i- known for hi i i i,-i -i i and if he lielieve-.ur storv I I i- I . -t frv I will take von T , hi t nil! 1 ' ..k. --t -I V. h.i .k mi. i ;-. r. ih n i. Mi t r M It i- ' tr. ti. I t! -1 . 1 ik. . V ili. t.. at 1 t i bit mi. h I1 . . - .i. I Hi.' lll-U -1 IV n": u it. tli .1 . tn 1 w n ti . h Hi ih , i- 1 - In- W in .-,r.-l I 1.. in r T'i. i I.. ...i it wit.'i In- own iinaii-. I iii. r !. I .ke'- i.nlrr. ati.l n iiiet'iij:-r .1. -) .it. ImiI witli it Tht- nit"-- ii2-r fi.iiml the lad at li-r t.-ilct . mIi-ii -Ik- n-nl tht- nu-tf-iM -Ih- turned a-h jiale. trt'inblinjr viiilpntK. Thr-u leaning f.irwanl. drew thr ljox frmii a rc-pv- in Iht tuilet-taMp, anil lianded it to the iirer. who swiftly return inp. plawl it in the haml- nf the Arrhtlukp He immeiliatelr hanileil it to the nierelutnt. deirius him to unl.K-k it . that hem;: done, he a-ked whether the diamond were all there. Ye-, the !hh had not fieen ojn'tieil . they were eaetly a- the nierehant li.i.l lelT them Ajtin the Archduke r.inj: the bell, ati.l to the attendant who entereil. he -aid. di-ina-tin; the jruilty man. "Take him t- ilK-ri.i . he i- not t .i to hi- own hou-' aipiiti KTHER 111 RKK OS TltK Kl TIK!. I IF IrK- i.wd. There i- a jartieular i-Ia- of men who line Ireland, and think, in their loe for Ireland, that if ever -he i- to Iti freeil it i- liv in-urreetion. hy ri-ins in arm-. Weil, if the hitory Mr." Tn.tide ha pen. and whieh 1 hae attempKil to reuew. if it tew-he-n-anvthinc, it teacht u-. a- Iri-h-men, that there i- no um' apjiealing tn the sword, or to armed iaurrei-tion- in ln-land. Mr. Troude j4lys. that, to -un eeil. there are two thins- necis sary . naiul union n one man. and a determination not to -heatlie the -wonl until the work i- done I know that I would inrti louder .laudit. citizen.-of America, and ieak a more jtojmlar lan fuafe in the ear- of my auditor-, if 1 were to declare my adhe-ion to this class of Irish men, liut there i- not a liinr man that line Ireland more dearly than I do. There are thoe who may hue her more fenently, and some lme her with greater di-tinetion. Unt tliere i- no man living that loves Ireland more tenderly or more sincerely thun 1 do, 1 prize, citizen- of America, the good-will of my fellow-Irishmen ; I prize it nest to the grace of Coil. 1 aL-o prire tlie popularity which, howeter unwortliily, I jioses- with them. !ut, I tell you, American eitizens, for all that popularity, for all that "ood-w ill, I would not compromise one iota of my eon- ictions : nor would I state what I do not 1 lieve to Ih- true. I do not lielieif in insur rectionary movements in a country so divided as Ireland. There i- another clxss of 1 rih men who hold that Irelaml has a futnn- a glorious future . that that future is to In wrought out ont in this' wav. They sav and. 1 think with a good riglit thatwealth, acquired hy industry, hrings with it power and litical influence. They say, there fore, to the Iri-h at liome, "Try and accu mulate wealth , lay hold of indu-try ; de velop the reiources of your country ; try, in the meantime,to effect that Wes-ing of union, without which there can never lie a future for Ireland. That union can lie effected hy largeness, of niind,by genero-ity and urbanity toward your fellow citizens ; by ri-ing above the miserable bigotry that carries religious differences and religious hatreds into the re lations of life that don't belong to religion. 'Meantime," they saj to the men of Ireland, "try to acquire projierty, wealth. This can onlv lie done by peaceful, assiduous industry; ami that industry can only be exercised so long as a country is at peace. so Iongas there is truce to vfolcnt jwlitical agitation." Then, the-e men sav agaiD to the Iri-hmen in America "Men of Ireland in America, men of Irish birth, men of American birth. but of Irish blood, vrc lielieve that (iod has largely intrusted the destinies of Ireland to you. -mcnea uemanus oi ncr citizens oniy energy, industry, truthfulness, temperance, oliedicnce to tlie law." Accordingly, the man that has thc-e cannot fail to realize a future, and a glorious future, in this grand republic. Ana it you are laitlitul to Ameri ca in the-e re-jiects, America will fie faithful to you. Ana in projiortion as me granu Iri-h element in America rises in wealth it it will rise in political influence and power a political influence and power which in a a few years i de-tined to oicrshadow the whole 'world, and to bring about peace, jus tice, and by a far greater revolution in the cause of honor and the cause of humanity than l:a- ever been effected by the sword. This i- t'n- programme of a second !.-la-s of Iri-hmui. Now, I tell you, candidly, that, to this programme, 1 give my heart and soul. Mr. Sumner's condition docs not improve. "Washington despatches say he has not slept much for the past foar nights and is growing weak from the lo-s of sleep. However, he rode ont Thursday and seemed to feel better for it. It is very doubtful whether Mr. Sumner will ever be able to I take his seat in the Senate again. 33ITKLTKOTOiSr, VT., FRIDAY MORNING, JANUAItY 17, 1873. Mokr. Stokes was vi-ited by a reporter in the cell of the condemned at the Tombs where he was placed after his return from court. He spoke in a cheerful, careless tone, occa sionally giving vent to blasphemy, and was at first as cool and unconcerned ns if he had not a short time before heard the awful wordsofhis sentence, though he grew ex cited and violent. Stokes said in sab stance : Money was used a inst me. I don't mean to sav that the jude was bought, nor the jury, out (with an oath) the witnesses and the private counsel were. That jury was determined to convict me. They were cowards and public opinion did it. They convicted me because of my respectability ; jes it was my social position. If when I had come out of the court-room 1 had seen the whole city in ashes 1 could not have been more surprised than I was when I heard the verdict. When I wokeupjes tcrday morning I thought it was a dream, and I had to pick up the morning papers and read them before I could Ite-ureofit. I -hall have a new trial or something of the sort. They're going to get a stay of pro ceedings irom the General Term. I'm all right. Never felt healthier iu my life. Why, just think of that verdict" I have public opinion on my side now. Look at Lie. Do I look like a man who would go out of his way to commit murder? Is it likely that I went to such a public place to shoot Jim Kik ? 1 alwajs avoided him. I don't like thi- cell, but its only temporary, jou know ; I'll soon I back up stairs in my other cell when I get my stay of proceedings. 1 tell you 1 would nave avoided Fi-k and gone quietly by him when I saw him, if he'd let me alone ; vet Hartsajs I cried out, I have ou now, and tired. Weuld I be likeh to say that, if I was going to kill you, with ou only three feet from me? liut there was premeditation to I proved, don't jousee? Fiskwasin the dark and I was exposed to the light. He saw me lir-t of cour-e 1 saw him lire before I did, or I wouldn't huve killed him, would I Monev hid Fiks pi-tol. People will -ee thi thing dillerentlv some day. The F.rie ring i-n't broken yet. It's an infamou- thing to allow prire eoun-el in such a case, and that mankind Fellows were loth Itought. Hut I have a dear conscience, e, I've a clear conscience. I don't know how I'm going to get a new trial, but 1 am -:irc to "el it. Hut if 1 don't (with an ath) I don't care. 1 don't care anv wa : m con--cieiii e i- clear. HID. Uh itv,.ti. Main believe that Stokes taniiot e-enpe the gallows. Unt his friend are powerful and wealthv, and even pre i:re will Ik' brought t'i "iear tir-t (or a -tn of proceed ing- and then for interferente on the part of the (tovernor Iir. The lending New York new-paper-, with the exception of the H'orA, regard the verdict a- a jit-t one. The Tniiun- doe- not ltelieve in capital pun-i-hment . but approve- the sentence, a long a- that i- the law. saviug that everv b.idv i- rejoiced t leel that hanging i- not pined out in New V.rk. while hanging re-main-the puui-hment tir mnrder.and the cell-of the murderer-. pri-oi arc thronged w ith Tilt JI IM. I- I li Mil n jth W. . ! t'i. p rT n ot lerrmr t tin t ii i 1 1-. Vt th. r, 1. 1 I- th.l. i 1 1 l.i it th. l.d t , J.I Mt . -t- k-. ,i I' I. i- th .1 v ! -t Ltl ' 1 Il u j.i-i .1 . 1 ui 1- -k lia 1 I illtl . I t- 1 md- 1. n r -! th.n nidi. .1 . I 11 It I - im t l in w.r. . -.Ir.,... i' i r - i - -t.ur i'n. -. :i - .ft. .. m I . ,-I 11 .1 i i -Up tin I' .i. 1 t.i r i - 1 1 . 1 1 . I r ,,, - lit i i . t n. I 1 -t.T. Ill I J. I 1, t. -'i! 1 i.-. . .in 1 tl it f i t. -ti ii .ii . ..! lie t'or. . w li i-b iit.ti. - tl - riit .i-t . r . tic like it, i-1 1 - .r iiii-i ik. i. I1,- . n.iti.i tion doe- nut r. ... .. . . 'i i r i . i n r -r. - fl'cting te-timoii 'n. 1 . i- .-i, .1.. t . reconcile Ther. i-.n .t'nit'i. rtliiii,ii not hae liecn -t- IU . nn- I wln.'i perhap- I -hould -ii--. -t t r ..ir ul It i- im ililc nerhaiis l. tin- to u .n. u- all these witnc -. It i- iio ible that a ladv di 1 actualh come mi ttio-c -tair- soon after the -ni-t.il -hot-. that -he nicked up lii-t..l either on or at the head of the -tair- a- testified to b Miipli-t.in. that it wa- seen in her hands b ,lenn furncr. that -hegine it to a gpn tlemail. the two .:i mi; oft" into the hall, and that the-e jht-oh-. fearful of the c.in-seijupucc- of their knowlpilgc. ciiicealcd the pi-tol in the -..la of parlor No. i07. and concealed the knowledge whiih thp pos--e t-d. the pi-tol tieing the pi-tol u-eJ h Moke- mid dropped b him illiuicdiatel af ter. When- he dropped hi- pi-tol i- net elenrh determiiuii b hi- own or other e i dencc Thi- thc.oy allow-the reconciling of a greater ainoimt of te-tiinon . but doe not reconcile the difference in the color of the pi-tol. on arc torpcullci-t that there i-no evidence that am one saw the pistol in . Fi-k'- hand- except the prisiiner him-elf. All other ei idence -hows that thi-pi-tol. whencicr -een. wa-in other hand-. If the te-tiuion of the pri-oncr i-to lie lielieved. thi-theorv i- overthrown it cease- tube ofan coii-piiuence It ou find that there wn- but one pi-tol there, then I apprehend that mi will hae moredilheiiltv in bclie ing that the prisoner wa- actuated bj a feeling of ilauger to him--elf, but wa- rather aetuatisi n malice and a de-irc to effect tlie death of l'i-k. Thk I Txiii. The fact that Ir. Iri-h. of I!rookln, X, Y., n-cently on trial in that city for his life, ha- family connec tions in thi- count , ha- given a -peeial in terest to hi- ca-e with a nuinlier of our reader-. The llrookhn I'mon, in an extended rev iew of the ca-e, -ay s That Anderson is dead, and tliat hi- death resulted from ar-enieal noi-on, are two propositions about which there is no doubt. Who administered the jioi-on? Did he do it him-elf, by accident or by de sign Did Dr. Iri-h and Mrs. Anderson do it. as thev were lointlv charged with lining in the indictment The object of the prosecution was to trace the act home to Dr. Iri-h, Mrs. Andcr-on nut Wing on trial. Ten of the jurors, it seems, were of the opinion that the crime, was not proved against the accused, while two were so conscientiously satisfied that it was proved that they could not concur with the ten. We have no words of cen-ure for these two jurors; yet we are not to as-umo that they had all tfiecon-cience and all the good seii-e that belonged to tho jury Starting out with the legal proposition which always presumes innocence until the guilt is proved, and remembering that all the te-timony of the pro-ecution was purely circumstantial, we are of the opinion that, even without any defence, no jury would be justified in convicting a man of murder upon such evidence as was presented on this trial Knowing Dr. Iri-h only as he appears by the evidence on this trial, we have in the defence the mo-t abundant proof of good character testified to by a largo number of witnes-es of the highe-t respecta bility. We have the fact established that Dr. Iri-h and Ander-on were intimate personal friends for a series of years, and that such they continued to be, to all ap pearance, up to the death of the latter, and that their wives sn-tained the same relation to each other. This goes very far toward di-posing of whatever evidence was pre sented to show improper relations betw een Dr. Iri-h and Mrs. Anderson as the basis for supplying a motive for the alleged mur der. It Is proved, also, that Anderson, when suffering from the poi-on, sought and accepted tlie medical services of Dr. Iri-h; that the latter gave him his earnc-t attention, and seemingly did everything in his power to save his life, and that Mrs. Anderson acted toward her husband jut as anv faithful and affectionate wife wouldact inlike circumstances. On the legal a-sumption which is not re versed bv the evidence, that Dr. Irish is an innocent man, then his case is one of extreme hardship. He is arrested and con fined in prison for some seven months. He is indicted and tried for thecrime of murder. He is snbiected to all the losses of business and reputation, and all the trials of feeling con-equent tnereapon, ana nil ine expense ana so they must continue tneir worfc with of defending himself. When his case comes the acknowledgement that goods are being to trial, tite evidence falls entirely short of smagglcd, and that only one grand and cer jutifyin conviction. No twelve men ; tain haul of their nets can trap the guilty that everat in a Jury-box, unless bribed, and frighten the innocent so that they prejudiced, or stupidly ignorant, would shall never dare to pursue the smuggling ever convict any man upon such evidence. 1 business. rvfcrolosr of Tifrmont for January GVi. David French of T.urling- ton.aged years. He was a native of Williston, graduated at the University of Vermont in 1813, and admitted to the Chittenden County liar, at the February Term, 1817. He represented lYilIfeton in the Legislature of Vermont fouryears ; was Register of Probate six years; States Attor ney of Chittenden County in 183S and IS31), and Senator from the same county in 18 11 and 1812. January GM. Joseph Perkins, M. D., of Ca' -ton, at the ageof seventy-threa years. He amo to Castleton in 181(1, studied medicine with Selah Griddlcy, M. I)., graduated at the Vermont Academy of Medicine in 1820, and remained from that time iiLtil bis death in the constant and suc cessful practice of medicine. He was twentj1 j ears connected with the Castleton Medical College, as professor of Materia Medico and president ; was subsequently professor of Materia Mrdica in the Universi ty of Vermont, and was also me of the founders of the Vermont Medical Society, and its pre-ident for two or three years. January Qth. Ariel Burnbam, of East Itrooklield, aged seventy-two jears. He was born at Urookfield, January 3Nt, 1799, represented his native tojwn in the Legisla ture of Vermont in I8o7, and was a judge of the Orange County Court in 1817and 1818. He wasone of the leading democrats in his section of the State, and wtis prominent in ihe councils and conventions of his party. January Wh. Dr. Henry IL Clarke, of Kutland at Montreal, aired seventy-two ears. He was born in Kngland in IhOO, and was tbe author of "Tales of a Northern Voyager," Palmario," " A Wreck Ashore," "Orthodox Journal. " etc. Vrbntary 21A. Martin Matti-on, of Shaft.-burj, at the age of ixty-two years. He had been a judi'e of the IJennington County Court, ami died after an ill new of only one night. ."7tfrcA7A.-F. Hovey, M. D., of Jeri cho, ageil forty-six years. He was born in Thetford, stmlicd medicine with Dr. Orrin Smith, of Montpelier, and graduated at the YViiotUtnck Medical College in 1H.V1. IIehadleen Secretary of the Chtttenden County Metlical Society, and Librarian of the State Libran. March bA. Hodney V. Marsh of Bran don, aged shty-iive year-. Mr. Mar-h was a prominent ami original untislavery man, wasamenler of the legislature in I85G, ln37 and and the author of the bill " to secure freedom to all per-ons within the State," letter known a- the Personal Liberty bill." March !A. Hiram Jone of Waiufieldjn the sixtv-fourth ear of his ajje. He rsnre sented 'aitsfield in the Lcgi-laturc of Ver mont from ISUtol8i:i; Judge of Wash ington County Court in I51 ami 1555; County Liquor Comlssiimer in 1&57 and lVs; enndling officer tor the Mail Iliver valley, liesides bidding several town office-. Mart A 13A. Constant W. Storrsof Mont pelier, aged seventy-one years. He had len a prominent merchant of Montpelier, and activel connected with her religious and ltenevolent interests. March 27A. Ilenrv Stowell of Combridge at the ate of .-event) -four. He graduated at Middlebury College in IMG, studied law with Daniel Chipman. was admitted to the bar and practiced his profession in Cam bruise from 1-20 until his death. He wasa member of the Council of Censors in IsW. and a delegate from the third Congressional District to the aational " I nion llepubliean Convention," iu MV4. April 21A. Rufu Hamilton, of Mont gomery, aged about s?vent -three jears. He had repre-ented Montgomery in the State legrslature. was a Senator from Prank . n -nnty in 1M7 and and had been i i i !: ..f Franklin County Court 1 Key. Jiwpli Steele, of Mid il.. f...r. .it Mobile, Ala., a theatre of -eent He irraduatcl at Union College, s. !n ti etad . m I-Jl.an.lat Andover Tueo 1 -gi. t! S in i in r in Is27. He wa pastor of the .nrreMti n ii lurch, Castleton, for tventv i var-. and subsequently princi .1 lt.ir" m m irv at Manchester, and of th .tli-.i i.utv Ttmmar Scbotd, and t .r tuM..n- .l.'.nt I the Vermont Bible .-t A. 1 !.- m Ilrowu, of I'rat nt -three He graduated hi 1-20, and at the . -chool in Is31.and 1 im irian church, itrat- t!.'...r... .izi.l a 11 m:irJ I ( .111.1 Tl l.'i- I .. tin tl.-'i-.r.. elitor 1-t.J to Ui, . ',.-t. r .Tllll I. .it in . neirH t.. ntttvn years. He was . I t'i. Iiritt!ebjro I'h&nu from ls71 .'I '. - .1 .l.ii s Pettilmne, of Man . i- tl. il'.' f eighty-six years. He t. I it Mi I i.ebury College in 1-10, in v.r .Mt red professional life. He .i h it. ii iti in a battalion nf volun i Mi -qiioi Itav, Canada, in lsI3. ti t:r place wa- captured and the - - itioncd there taken prisoner- of I .i. ii. .u.l acted witti great gallantry . lie v. i- ,i niemlier of the (iovernor'-t'ouncil in IKil. and was -ulise-iuentlv .fudire of I'ro- I. ite and a Judge nf the U-nn:ngton County i oart Jun' itn. F.li Hind-, of .I.ihn-on, at the age of piirhtv-onpyeai-s. Ileserved through the war of lsJ and was woundpd at Lundy's ljne. In later yea?.- he was a Judge of Chittenden County Court. Jnnrilli William 1 Kuwrll.M. D.. of Middlebury, aired -ixty-two year-. He wasa graduate of Castleton Medical Col lege, and practiced his profession at Mid dleman, for thirty years. He wa- postina ter at Middlebury Irom lt7 to Istil, sur geon of the ath Vermont Volunteer-, (jrand Ma-ter of Odd Fellows. (Jrand Junior Warden of Masons and Dpputy irand Com mander of Knight- Templar of Vermont. July Robert Harvey, of llarnet, aged sixty -eight ear-. lie was a democrat ol the old -cnnnl. and was u delegate at large at several of the national conventions of that party . He was at one time Judge of the Caledonia County County Court, and for many year- President of "the Itank of Newbury. S-il:mlr Frederick i. Hill of E-sex, aged -eenty-one year-. He was Mates Attorney of Chittenden county in lsifl and fsT and, at the time of hi- death, one of the oldc-t members of the liar of that county. Srptnnlr tA. Henry Walker of l'eacham, at the age of forty-five years. He was a member of the last Constitutional Convention, and also served sever..! term in the Senate and Hou-e of Representatives of Vermont. (Mlr Uli Alonzo (i. Allen of (iran ille, at We-t itewartstown, X. II., aged sixty years. He was representative from (iranville seven years, and Senator from Addison County in lesiOand 1SG0. He also held various town offices, and was elected State Judge Advocate 'ieueral in ltj7. October 10A, Jacob Rates, of Derby, aged seventy -six. He was representative from Derby in and 1532 ; sheriff of Orleans county in lb3C. 1537 and 153 ; State Senator in 1510; Judge of Probate in IS 10, 1817 and 515, and subsequently County Commissioner under the liquor law. October 11M. Rev. Daniel I.add, Mid dlebury, aged sixty-eight year-, llugrad uteil at Middlebury College in ls32, and at the Andover Theological Seminary in 153j. lie was for thirty-two years a missionary on the Island of Cyprus, among the Armeni ans, at Smyrna and at Constantinople. Octolier 10th. Solon Danforth, of Rarnet, aged about seventy-five years. He was for many years a director of the Royalton Rank, and a Senator from Windsor county in ISI'Jand 1850. October Vith. Eliakim Johnson, of Wood stock, aged sixty-seven years. He was rep resentative from Wootl-tock in 15j9 and 15C0, and for over thirty-one years ca-hier of the bank at Woodstock. October ShW. Orra Crosby of Cabot, aged seventy-nine years. Jle was for two yearsa Judge of tho Caledonia Court, and a direc tor of the Caledonia National ISank from its organization as a State ltank, and its presi dent from 1801. October Nathaniel Fullerton of Chester, aged ninety seven years, one month and eight days. He was oneot the original directors of the Rank of Rutland, and sub sequently of the Rank ol Rellows Falls, lieinjr pre-ident of the latter from 1S37 to the time of his death. He was also one of the original directors of the Rutland and Rurlington railroad. October 29A. Lyndon A . Marsh or Wood stock, aged seventy-five years. Ho was a brother of Hon. George P. Marsh, and or many years Register of Probate. Herald. Female Smuszlrr. It is a fact probably better known to the Custom llon-e officials than to outsiders, that at least every tenth woman who crosses tho Detroit river carries smuggled goods. The goods may be tea, coffee, socks, thread, ribbons,or something else of no great value, but the intent to smuggle is there, and the success in bringing over a small lot is near ly always an inducement for thesmuggler to try the game on a larger scale. Men may and do smuggle clothin now and then, lmt it is-the female sef which tarries the burden of guilt. The Custom House officials at the ferry dock, in this city, aro as vigilant as officers can be, but what chance have they against monster hoop-skirts and gigantic bustles. They cannot stoop to peep under the shawls, examine pockets, look into the i baby carts and hold a crowd on the boat. The net was drawn yesterday. The offi cers commenced about two o'clock, walking fifteen women up stairs into the custom rooms,and handing tbem over to be searched. Every at which landed, for about three hours, was treated in the same manner that is, all the female portion. Some were indignant, and appealed to their husbands, who vainly appealed to the custom officers. Others wanted to faint away, but after look ing at the planks and dust concluded not to. Others went, laughed, or turned pale, but none of them were permitted to escape. During the afternoon about on& hundred and fifty women were confronted by Uncle Sam, and the old man had a good deal of fun and made some wonderful discover ies. For instance, a modest little woman, who was in a great hurry to go home to her sick child, pulled out a few pins and ten yards of F,ngli.-li flannel fell to the floor. A tall woman, with tears in her eyes, who asserted that she would sooner chop her head off tlin to think of smuggling, unfastened a pound of tea from her skeleton.and asserted that it must hate been placed there by some designing person. Another one indignant ly denied "the riglit of search," but after remaining a pri-oner for an hour or two told the searcher to " take it, and go to grass," throwing a package of ribbons and laces on the floor. A lot of calico was found on another, and at least ten per cent, of the whole number were found to be engaged in smuggling. The officials were satisfied with confiscating the-goods, and it is said that women who land from Canada during the day will be marched up stairs and turned over to the care of the grira female who heeds no threats and melts at no ighs. Drtroit Free 7V. Frum tbe M. Albanj Messenger. The l.rand LKt question, A NEW HL. HIE RELIEF Sl'CCEsTED. We propose that the selectmen n-'sess no tax upon the list in question ; that collec tors collect none; that sheriffs neglect and refuse to execute extents against collectors, and that high bailiffs neglect and refuse to be sworn or to give binds, thereby leaving their.offices vacant. In such an event, a col lector having collected no tax, will not pay in at the time specified in his warrant. Within thirty days thereafter the treasurer will issue an extent to the sheriff of the county in which such delinquent collector resides, requiring him to levy such tax of the goods, chnttelsande-tateof such delinquent collector. The sheriff neglecting and refusing to execute or return said extent, the treas urer is-ues an extent against such sheriff, directed to the high bailiff of the county in which said sheriff' resides, directing him to levy and collect the same of the goods, chattel- or estate of the sheriff aforesaid. Thereupon it becomes the duty of the high lailiffto leiy and collect tbe same of the goods, chattels or estate of the sheriff, and in case the high lmiliff omits to discharge this duty, "the treasurer shall have a right to recover on the bond of recogniz ance of -ueh high bailiff and his sureties, double the amount of the sum contained in each extent, with cost of pro-ecution." This exhaust- the statute provision so far as we have been able to discover, to enforce the collection of extents. Now if it should turn out that the office of high bailiff in said countv should be vacant, and that no one would accept it, it -eem- to us that a point would be reached where no relief could lie had except by convening the legis lature, in which event it is barely possible we might secure a fairer equalization. This plan is lia-ed upon the supposition that no high bailiff elect in any of the coun ties in question is qualified, that none will qualify, and that they cannot 1 compelled to do i. It seem- hardiy necessary to add that the ground of this supposition grow out of the well known fact that high bailiffs seldom are sworn or giie bonds, (as the bonds re quired are very high) except in case of the remov al , resignation or death of the .sheriff, as in no other eient is there a demand for their sen ii-e-, except to serve process upon sheriffs or to collect extents against sheriffs. I.. Frum th Bottoo Trarllr. Did (trrflfj Die or his Dtfrnt? Hut, if some of Mr. (ireeley's friend are to he helieTed, their threat friend rmlly died nf hi-Jeft-at. We do nut like to accept what the a for truth. We viIi to think better of the great departed than that he rouM lie killevf hy so met bio that caald not kill even ne ot a large number of other men. ,1 ntil nnw it never was supposed that failure to reach tbe White tioue ever brought I '.ill il Death to man. Jeffer-on, lohn Adam, Hurr, lMnckney, Clinton, Kintr, t rawford, Jackon, J. Adams ria, irt, Harrison, Webster, White, Van Ituren. Birney, IIle, Cat, Scott. Fremont, Pouela. Itreckiuridpe, I!llt McClellan, and 5eniour. all were beaten at Presiden tial elei turn-, and not one of them but handsomely surviied failure. Mr. Craw lord, when beaten, in 1821-25, was a far dicker man than was Mr. (Jrwley a few month-a'- et he survived defeat almost ten ear-. Mr. Clay was defeated at three IVeMdential elections, and he failed to get two nomination for the Presidency, either nf which would haie been followed by a triumph fur him ; and yet he lived on and labored long, far down into the decline of .lie, d ini in his1 venty-!txth year. John Adam- --uried hit defeat mure than a quar ter of a renturv. It has been said that Mr. Webster died of hi- failure to get the Whig nomination for the Presidency, in IS3'J ; but the abortion is unju-t to that extraor dinary man. HU death was cauxxl by an injur, ni eiied when he wasalmo-t scventy- trie ear old. Not lecs incorrect N the -tatement that Mr. Dougla- died on Presi dential failure. Men are made of stronger -tuiV than to be thu easily killed. It is not fair to Horace (ireeley to make him the ietim of a political disappointment. He was worn out before he wa- nominated for the Presidency. A man docs not work hard for more than fifty vears without wear ing out, and it is possible that Mr. i'reeley would lunedied lat week had henever been mentioned for the Presidency. He hadltved tto fast, though nit in an offensive sen, for he was a mural man ; but his career was oneuf intense excitement for thirty years, and when he had reached to the confines of old age his phjical capital wa gone, and he had to follow it. lhe excitement of the late Presidential content may have been one of the items in the killing process, but that he was killed outright bv his defeat, we have too much respect for his memory to beliew. Over-work killed him, as it has killed manv Americans ; that is, he was so weakened Tby incessant labor, labor of an exciting nature, that when a series of shocks came upon him he had not tile strength ne cessary to lear up apunst them. Ilad he husbanded bis strength, as he might have done, for bis circumstances were good from the time that he bad completed his thirtieth year, he could have stood up in the face of much greater visitations than those that came upon him during the six weeks that preceded his death, 'lhe notion that he died from a broken heart, we look upon as a most exquisite absurdity. Sam Slick tells us that the only cae of death from a broken heart was that of a porter at Lowell, whose heart strings cracked because he lifted too heavy a burden. That was a physical fact, but in the case of Mr. (Jreeley the term ' broken heart" is a mere metaphorical ex pression ; and wo hold that he was too stout hearted to break down in that wav. There is nothing strange in the passing away ot a man wiio is almost sixty-two years old, more men dying between the age of sixty j ears and sixty-live years than in any other five years of aflult life. liut no noted man is permitted to die like common folks." In old times, it was assumed that such a man must pa by poison, which was not comnlimentarv to those times: but though that form of folly is exploded, the delusion is kept up that something out of the common must occur when an uncom mon person leaves off living. But it is the man who dies, and whose death should con cern us, not tho notability, the man, not the statesman, or the author, or the artjst. A dead beggar, it has been wisely said, is a mor'c awful personage than a living mon arch , and yet we exaggerate the import ance ot the monarcn wnen nis turn comes to lollow the beggar to the silent land. Mr. Greeley was one of the monarchs of the mind, and so it is necessary to make it ap pear that he died out of the enmmon fasti ion, whereas there has been but one fashion of dying from the last day of Abel's exist ence till now, and there will be no change in that fashion so long as there shall be hu man beings to live and die. The whole thing is as much a mystery now as it was on that remote day when the first death took place, and there is not the slightest reason for supposing that it ever will be cleared up to human vision, even should the human race endure for a million of centuries The Late Rev. T. 0. Meeker. The sud den death of Uev. B. 0. Meeker of the Troy Conference, at West' Sand lake on Friday night last, was the occasion of much pain ful surprise among the members of the Methodist denomination in this conference, to whom the deceased was most intimately known and greatly attached. His entire ministrations as a clergyman had been per formed in this conference. These extended over a period of thirty-seven years; and as he had tilled all the principal stations in the conference, and was universally known, his death seemed like tbe calling hence of some one from hundreds of households. Mr. Meeker began his clerical duties in the place where he died West Sandlake, the Iron Works, Albia and Brunswick then constituting the circuit. When he returned to the church at West Sandlake on his last appointment, his very first words from the pulpit seemed to breathe a spirit of proph ecy. " Brethren." said he, I have come back to live witn you, perhnps to die with you. His disease was an affection of the heart, and his death, was so gentle that no one suspected the end until all was over. Mr. Meeter leaves a wife, and daughter, the latter Mrs. Charles B. Cray, of Barling ton. His brother, Kev. Cvrus Meeker, (father of C. A. Meeker, of tnis city,) now of Cambridge, is the oldest traveling min ister in the Troy Conference. The funeral will take place at West Sandlake to-morrow, at 10 a. in., and the remains will be taken to Cheshire, Mas., for interment. -Troy 77mM, Jan. th. won ax iti:ti. The women teachers of San FrancUco and. we suppose, of all California, have had their salaries increased to equality with those of men occupying similar positions, a recent state law compelling this tardy justice. The same thing was recently re commended by the educational convention of the State of Missouri. We opine that it is coming to be more and more the fact in this vicinity, although not so " written in the bond." By the way, we bear the best reports of the school committee-women elected bv some of the towns in Massachu setts. Vt'e know of one who U tireless in her visitations and study of the schools ; of, another (who has never permitted any hap py man to change ber name to his), who keeps school herself and shares at the same time the duties of the committee. She lends intelligent aid tu all tbe examinations of teachers and schools, and earlv in the term isits every school herself, driving about with her own team. She goes into schools for a half-day or day at a time, and submits teachers and pupils to the strictest scrutiny, or takes bold ami shows them how. One of her devices js to put her own school in her absence into the hands of the ablest pupil, with the charge tliat if the school does well, her own iay for the inter al shall go to some common puroe of the school ; but if the school misbehaves itself, she promises to extend the term for so many das to make up lost time. Springfield Hepullitan. The present stle of dressing the hair piles woman's glory all on top of the head, so that a single spray of llowers or a bow of ribbon is considered .sufficient ornament. Anna Dickinson wants peace. Then why don't she but what's the ne of talking to a woman. A blushing st-hxI-girl entered a Tennes see newspaper office, the other day, and asked for " the papers for a week back." Pannier? A San Francisco reporter recentU inter viewed Matilda Heron Byrne, and he says tliat there was a bottle on the table labeled l citrate of magnesia," and when she saw him eyeing it she took the bottle in her left hand, put her riqht arm around his neck, and in spite of his struggles compelled him to taste the stuff, lest he should go off and write that she kept whiskej in her room. A Paris correspondent argues that a mar ried woman on the stage exercises less magnetism over an audience than a single woman does, that the tact that she belongs to another, that her brightest glance, sweetest dimples and most musical tonesare for him, unconscious! diminishes her in fluence ; and states in illustration that there were offered in Iariswhat were called Christine Nilsson watches, which had a great sale, but when she took a husband their demand so sensibly diminished that the proprietor changed their name. A girl in Cambridge City, Indiana, is the possessor of a half-finished bed-quilt already containing n,lP0 pieres. The meanest woman in New Hampshire has been found. Sfte last summer sent her children to pick berries, and told them they must not eat any . if the did the conse quences would lw a sound thrashing. ?To get at the truth of the matter when the children returned she picked their teeth to discover evidence of their having eaten of the forbidden fruit. A school girl in one of the rural district of Pitufield was overheard trying to con vince a schoolfallow that sbe liked him bet ter than she did some other urchin of whom he seemed jealou. ' Of course I like you better than I do Bill," said she, for don't I miss words in my spelling lessoa on pur pose, so as to be down to the foot ot the class where jou are When Mrs. Stanton was delivering her lecture on tlie " Coming (iirl," in "reen Ifcay, Wis., she told how her father, when they were going over the highlands of Scot land together, had a pair of ooots made for her. After the lecture a bronze-faced furzy individual aid to her An' wi' ye shek haan's wi1 the inaan thaut wha made the booties forve?" and there he was. She did. Mist i:i.ui."i:ors itkmn. The Detroit Free Prrss -a " A boy named Frank James, whose parents live in the western part of the cit . has, with the sole aid of a pocket knife, produced a won derful work. Out of a pine block fourteen inches sou a re he has cut four horses, each of which carries a rider, and four dogs fol low them, while all are in chase ot a lox. One of tbe riders has a trumpet, and the others gun, and everv thing isasniceh cut as if a professional carver bad done the work. A French surgeon has now inserted suc cessfully into theskullsof his dogs, watch crystals, through which he can observe the processes of the canine brain during sleep, indigestion, when influenced 1 rage or other emotion, and in its normal movements. The pack seem to show no aversion to hav ing an eve set on their inmost thought, nor to contributing to -ience through their skylights, and the savan expects to show, as clear as crystal, that the theor that blood tends to the head in sleep, i an error. The teachers in the Louisville schools are an enterprising and ingenious set ; they have just got a patent on a peculiar! effec tive instrument of punishment. It is sim ply a strap with the end -plit, so that every blow counts ns two, and the tall is kept by a little meter in the handle. The have an other punishment, which is to pick a bo up by his ear and sling him around. One of them caught hold of an ear, the other day which didn't grow on very strong, and the boy dropped off ; since then there has been an unaccountable prejudice against this method of correction. The following 14 notis" is posted in Lin- i-i.ln I'niintv M.iinp 4t fVhp:ir Kvftlion't want enn ibodJi that has hosses which has of the Kppizutick Innflewenza, or any nther infurnel name, to cum thru this gait under penalty of bavin' of their, the bosses tales cut off close beliid their, the hos-es, ears. Keep shi. Mountaineer." A sort of omniverous thief has been dis covered in Hartford. His name is James Daval. an employe in Samuel Parker s wire works. His room was found full of all manner of stolen goods. The Coxtrant yes terday published a list of more than a hun dred different things which he had gotten together by a long career of shoplifting. A London coroner says that 3,000 infants are smothered to death m Kngland in a year. by sleeping with their mothers. At the last hanging in I'cnnsj lvania Miss Cady asked permission to adjust the fatal noose with her " own lair nana.' Six hig girls banded together the other day and thrashed an Iowa schoolmaster so severely that he haa to have a doctor. A guileless Danbury man law a beautiful chroino adverti-ed " for fifty cents." and sent on the money, and received the jack of CIUDS. Tbe Wr atbtr RfrorJ or Is;:. Messrs. Rhlors As 1 have been several times ie(iue-ted by your patrons, to give a summary of my meteorological observations for 1S72, for your paper, I address you for that purpose. The year has been remark able for its great heat and cold, as well as for the amount of snow and rain. I have kept a full record of atmospheric changes for twenty-Eve years, and I shall compare this year with my past observations in round numbers, omitting fractions of degrees or inches. The amount of rain for 1872, in cluding also melted snow, was sixty-one inches. In 1P51 it was only thirty-three inches ; in 1601 it was forty-seven inches. This was the next largest rain fall for twenty-five yean. The average amount for this period has been forty-one inches. The fall of snow this winter to January 1st, has been seventy-two inches. The whole snow fall for the winter of 1603-0, was forty-one inches, which is the smallest amount during the time SDoken of. The average depth of now for the whole number of winters, was seventy-nine inches, lhe number of fair days for the past year was forty-five, a less number than in any year since I have kept record of them. It has stormed on one hundred and eighty days, while the average number of stormy aays is one hundred and twenty. The greatest rain fall for the whole time in any one month, was last August, being about thirteen inches. A regards temperature, the last week in NUMBER 29. June was the warmest week for ten years. The 10th day of July was excessively hot, the thermometer here reachingninety-tight degrees, and even to one hundred in some iwuiiura, wnue on me morning ot Hecem ber twenty-fifth, the Smithsonian standard spirit thermometer registered forty-five de- frees below zero at this place, while relia le thermometers on the Connecticut riyer in Lancaster, N. II., were fifty degrees be low. This U at least five degrees lower than ever known before in this section. A range of one hundred and fifty degrees in temperature is a rare range for any cli mate, and this, as well as the peculiar chltim-ps- nn.l fr.ott nmni.nl nf .In n.l snow during the" year, will cause it to be re- uicuiurreu as me remarKaoie year I3 ; and future generations will doubtless refer to it as a year without precedent. Truly yours, Hiram A. Ccttiso. Lunenburgh, Vt.,Ian. 3, IS73. Watchman. Written for the Free Pr. Him 1 Settled mj Mini. liovllcated to ill untrameled Vankees.wboJiaTins had a rljico of " The Vant Weet." feel tumbled up In their minds and are now in a ialnful itrait be twixt two and wot not which to choose, whether to pall up stakes and depart to the land of their dream or to bnlld better and star where N'ature Is rteh In man-producing; aoll, grand in mountain, peerleM In green hlllj and Tallies, beautiful In lakes and streams and woods. Great is Diana of the printers great is the power of types' The witchery of adroit publication who can tell ? who can re-ist? I am tenderly touched with a feeling of your disiiuiet, fori know thejunhappy rest lessness engendered by reading tho-e fre quently recurring diplomatic descriptions, with kaleidoscopic variations, of The (ireat Mississippi Valley," " Our Immense Western Domain," The Natural Parks and the Royal Gardens of the Gods in Golden Colorado," The ever increasing wonders and wealth of Montana and Idaho," " The splendid scenery and climate, the semi tropical fruits and more than Kgyptian pro ductiveness of California and Oregon." I grew dreadfully nervous and wild over the glowing accounts of earthly elysium far away in those sunset lands. They made me as fidgety and sleepless as a girl who feeds her Iovc-sickness with the -Yew York ledger. The glorious landscapes of dear old Xew England, her Heliconian mount her Tem pean vale-, her Pierian springsand groves, began to lose their romantic spell. My im agination was set on fire of perdition, put ting me at the mercy of every artful de signing rover, wboJike his great prototype, related his adventures and told of bis going to and fro, and of bis walking upand down the earth in " The Great West," seeking w horn he might devour by his stories, fixed up and garnished to subserve the interests of land shark monopolies and other divers speculators. AVhat palpitations of the heart, what mental vertigos and Saint Vitus's dances they occasioned me' What a wild chase those Bohemian nomads led my distracted fancy through that terra incognita of the American eagle, full of Utopias.El Dorados and fountains of youth. I bate got bravely over all that dizziness and dazine&s now. My serenity is no more disturbed, day or night, awakeor dreaming hv those reliable letters from "our own cor respondent," by illustrated articles in Har per's and Si-n4ner'j,by " the returned Cali fornian," nor yet by " the gentleman who has lived out west for twenty years and knows all about it." My mind is settled. fully settled, completely settled on that subject. It is not any more in the power of mortal man, though he may have the "lit of an angel, to destroy my calm settled peace of mind by writing up, or painting up anything that exist? on the other side of the Buffalo boundary, the " the Gramma Grass" line of vegetation and the Kocky Mountains to the Italboa Sea. Let me tell you how I got my balance my bead level and myself square and solid on my feet again. Not by reading tho as piring (i s, the smiling L s, the journal istic B'sand the feted Ts Arabian Nights tales of rambles amontr staire drivers, min ers and Mormons, not by perusing the pious pamphlets ot the " transcontinental Jiau wavs" and the missionary tracts of the " Emigration Aid Society. I had strong suspicion of cross suppression and conceal ment in these tantalizing reports, but I did not know how to cross-question mid sift out the truth from the glamour of their figures and wordy fixtures, and the gushing, gay and festive diaries in the library of modern travel puzzled m as much. It was Arnold of Rutrby who said that it required an inti mate acquaintance with every other branch of knowledge in the world to understand history . You will find it does, unless you make the history yourself. 1 came to the conclusion, alter lontr ana nernlexinir stndv. that Dr. Arnold's M2e apothegm would apply to the subject of moucrn travel as well as nistory, ana mat my own supplementary maxim in regard to making the history j oursell woutaai-o ap ply to doinz the travel yourself. So I got up and travelled. I went over the ground saw and measured thinirs with my own eyes and felt them out in my own personal experience, i hat scttlcu my mina eneciu nlly and forever. The unending repetitions of new di-coveries of new Edens and terres trial heavens in this dL-tant locality and in that by the northern, middle or southern routes from thelleU Biver to the Kio Grande, are all idle gabble and babble in my ear. now. They should have been before. My nhvsical rreotrranhv renroacheil and sliameo me time and again for lack of consideration and stupidity Just one glimpse out oi me car winuow nt the real tacts and one thought of the ir reversible laws of nature and the whole plain truth flashed upon me at once all the meagre possibilities, anil all the abounding impossibilities. 1 censured myself severely for ever hav ing given credence to the tenth part that was told. I ought to have known better with Prof. Guvot in hand. I blamed my self for stupidity and I charge yju with the same for believing that where science finds only the elements and conditions of a howling waste and sage brush desert, you can find a first class Jvien. Mv restless Yankee, have you considered the facts the omnipotent facts that fix and determine results? Haven't you gumption enough to see that certain large regions of country on this globe and on this continent and within the territorial limits of the-e United States arc hardly ready for settle ment yet. spite of all that is written and printed ? Vi'e hare enonzh to shriek about and to make ourselves ridiculous over in the eyes of the world without any self-gloryin, in Anache and Esquimaux soil and clime. Are you blinded by tho noise and ado concerning our mightv railroads? Are railroads almighty? Will railroads make grass grow in a desert ? Will they make rain fall in.Sahara ? Pray tell me will rail roads make clouds, moisture and dew, lakes rivers, springs and forests where there is no water above ground or under ground, at a less cost than ten thousand dollars a buck et? Be not deceived: nature is not mocked. " Irrigation "' Irritation, you fool, in a land when the water stocks are more valua ble than gold stocks or the best L . S. stocks? Where the sky is as brassy and dry as a contribution box for niue months sure,"und twelve months often enough to keep all tbe inhabitants chattering in ter ror. Irrigation in a country where the rivers aro only a sorintr thaw of inow that may not last a week -that may come with a flood and dwindle to a puddle where every drop ol lresh water elear to lae nignest summits of all the mountains is owneu bv companies and doled out at so much a gill or inch When irrigation is mentioned perhaps you think of the Nile. Y'ou had better think of sprinkling pots and squirt guns if you are meditating some colonization scheme which puts Irrigation in s-nitals and in the canital stocks. My deluded iriend, you had better think of costly engineering, expensive acqueuucis and recrvoirs and lammany management, and a drop of water to coolyourparch'd tongue in a hot tiay. b Felt It Oct. A Portsmouth young man thought he coulu maice nis nre ourn unw, mo day, by the application of kerosene. He i tn rtn tho ibin snfelr. for he had KllCtl IW" l"W. , . . - done it before ; so be poured a quantity into t Ihp inntents nnnn a mug mill men t ... . -- - - - W memc. urn im -i i , , i 1 . . it . A lm hv thp f hlno peereu intu iuo s.ow j o didn't work; but stepped backward very rapiaiy uirectiy aiter, ohu uwua .ig. new pair of pants and shave off what was Xelt ot his musiacne, uuu nun 1111.13 uc knows how the old thing works. Ttiei-s is said to be no ODDOsition to Gov. Oglesby's election to the Senate from Illi- nois. Jemima Jaekion. A sust of wind blew sharp and stout. sh was alone without a fellah, I saw her tack and veer about. And struggle with an umbrella. It eddied round those knobby charms. tl saw her feet, I'm onlr human J I rushed andeau;ht her in my arms lvlltfc-uswair: that lireeiy woman. " Jih ! thank you. sir, for this relief. I thought I was about to blow up." Said I. That umbrella reer, Or Miss, or 3adam, all will 5 up." She did It, as I saw tbe name, Jemima Jackson," on the lininz. Pate, eighteen thirty, which the same Would make her forty and deellnlns. I read her aze as in a book. The faded blue spoke of the bysene. The handle with its curious crook. Also the do;'s bead with the eye gone. Jemima's face was In a veil. Althonzh her ways were frank and open . As home 1 saw her through the gale She chattered and was loosely spoken. Said I, - What are you raufling for r" Sai,j she. "There's something burning stranger And then 1 thought of my cigar I dropped when snatching her from danger Then peering round in anxious tlwught I oulckly saw the art of man were J1ik"Jr-tnn th flames had caught The news department of her panier. 1 worked and snouted out of breath. And Jerked away her loose adjustable.. But wind and Qre are strong as death When on the rnpage In eomlnsUHe. So up Jemima Jackson went. A prey to fashion and to fully ; o I nsnmssres-no, not a coat Wbjch makes it rather tneUacaoly. rae Cispifj Thr Personnel of the trmj. GEN. fllEUVVN S oriNTON or SKlir OFFICERS A communication having appeared in The .trmj ami .Vsn-y Journal concerning the al leged intellectual inactivity of the officers of the army. Gen. Sherman writes a letter tu that journal in refutation of the writer's statements. The ieneral -a - . To question the honor, inteirritv. and in telligence of our hiarher otficers is to casta stain upon oar national history , which they navenau a lull snare in mating ana writing. It is of the junior officers that I wish to treat, because they are scattered to the four winds, in little di-tachincnts far away from civilization, and eannot appeal to the ber of public opinion save by their official conduct and through their friends. Of these I am thechief; and from daily, wei-kly.and month ly reports from themselves and from their lawful superiors.I havea mass of te-timony far better than your correspondent can po-ibU have. I am perfectl satisfied with, and hereby encourage them in the faithful dis charge of the duties to which they are ap jvointed, with a full belief that they posses as many advantage- fur mental and physical education as had Meade and Thomas, M-- 1 her-on and -Mower, i.rant and Mierulan. in their day of probation, and that with pa tience anu time they may attain tne same re ward and fame. At all of our military p sts the officers and men huve schools and libra ries as goott as their liuiitea pay and means afford, and though the ne cessities of our iountry demand that the gteat bulk of the army shall he kept in the wild ami uninhabited parts of Our vast country, as it were outlying pickets in the progress of settlement, still to ea-h officer in turn will be afforded a chance to see occasionally his own home and , family, and to mingle with the most refined classes. Of course there are those who are excep tions to tbe general rule as to character, out Courts-martial and the .-tern rules of war will surely eliminate them as it has in the past, lor more tnan - ui young omcers have been di-misseil whose vvar record was as good as that ot the CO Prussians referred to by yourcorrespondent,and for hkecauses. The army is not responsible for the new appointees, whether from We-t Point or from civil life. We take them as they come and find no fault, but let them fall quickly into the ranks and work out their own destiny. West Point is as independent of the army as late or I'nncton. r.aca von- mumin inlvtinll htlsiiT.e fnr r1-inS best icnown to him-elf. For the lour or five years he is at the Academy, he is under Congressional government and inspection. The Secretary of War has immediate control under the laws of Congress, so that tho army is no more responsihie lor tne Kina anil quality ol the education lmparteu tnan if West Point was a college of surgeons. To lie sure, the officers and professors at West Point are military men, though some of them have never served directly with the soldiers or taken part in battle, "-till they are military men, and impart the Knowledge pre-umed by past experience to make good soldiers, anil it may be they impart what are known as ' the prejudices of caste." liut that the army taKes ana receives a graduate of West Point as a fini-hed soldier Is a mi-take at which every veteran smiles. The vanity of youth is not limited to that spot, but is found everywhere at Heidel berg, at Saint Cyr and Sandhurst, and at Y'ale and Princeton. No sooner has the graduate readied his company than he finds Ee has some things to unlearn and thousands of things to learn ; and that many have learned them, and learned them well, is familiar to the readers of American history The criticism made by the last Board nf Visitors is severe, ana it may lie just, hut it is criticism on themselves, not on the army Congress makes all laws for the Military' Academy ; it- members appoint the cadets by name" from their own i-oustituents, super vise their education b annual w-itsano re ports, and if they -enil into the army officers improperly educated, it i- their business, not ours. Some of the graduates may make mistakes in grammar, and even lie a little backward in the dns-ies, but on the wtrnlc they are usually a fine set of manU fellows, and the only fault I find is that there are too few of them for the usual vacancies. If a little vain of their newly-Hedged office and their own superior knowledge, it soon van ishes, and usually they settle down to their work like well-trained racers. It is an awful mistake if they think their education is complete when tliey are commissioned. Every minute and hoar of the day they are told quite the contrary, and all the school ing in the world would not be mi re effica cious than what their own eyes and cars teach them on first reaching their post if duty. A HrcK Joke. A huge practical joke was played upon Mr. Phillip Lee. a young Englishman in New York, the other day Mr Lee is the husband of the popular young actress. Miss Neilson, and was natu rallo thrown into the society of the habit, ues of the stage. Among others he met Sothern, the actor, to whom he complained that he found " no society heic." On in quiry Sothern ascertained that he had mingled in Fifth avenue circles exclusively and coolly told him it was not strange that he thought we bad ne society. Fifth avenue was nothing but shoddy ; he must como out to the eat side and dine with him, and he would introduce him to tbe Knickerbock ers," whom he would find congenial. Lee gladly accepted, and promptly presented himself, faultlessly arrayed in a lull-dress, suit, at the appointed hour. Meanwhile, Sothern had let a few choice spirits, well known sporting men, into the joke, and en gaged them to assist him. Mr. Lee found a sumptuous banquet spread, and was intro duced to the foppishly dressed gentlemen around the table, thinking he was meeting the Tery aristocracy ot the land. The " aristocracy" was made up of Neil Bry ant, Chris O 'Conor. Xel- Seymour, Dan Bryant, William Florence, and other lights of the negro min-trcl and dramatic world Mr. Lee was placed between Florence and Neil Bryant. Oysters were placed upon the table, and while everybody was talking glibly. Neil Bryant tied his napkin around nis head in a grotesque manner, which made Lee stare at him in much surprise, which changed to astonishment at his next action, for taking up his own dish of oysters he smelled of them, and pronouncing them bad, reached pat Lee and seized Florence's plate the contents of which he commenced eating with his fingers. While this was going on. Dan Bryant, at the foot of the table had quietly taken from his pocket a large six-shooter, which hedeliberately com menced to load. Lee thought that was queer for " first society," but just then his right and left hand neighbors attracted hia attention. Florence bad drawn a deadly bowie-knife, and was reaching over trying to stab Neil Bryant, who in return was luri ously snapping a huge navy revolver right in the face of his assailant. Lee tried to jump up, but was pinned down by those leaning on him. He looked about him in fright ; every person present had drawn some weapon, knives flashed, pistols were fired and terrible bloodshed seemed immi nent. Sothern protested to Lee his great regret that their high American blood had led these gentlemen into such a quarrel, and placing a long dirk in the Englishman's hand, told him to defend himself. Amid the tremendous noise and confusion Lee managed to escape, and stopped not till, weak and trembling with fright, he had reached his hotel lie thought he had met Horatio Sejmour, William Cutlen Bryant, and other distinguished gentlemen, and was astounded at the bloodthirsty character of our great men , he had been assured that such scenes were not uncommon in aristo cratic circles, and it seemed unaccountable. A sequel to the joke happened, next morn ing. Somebody informed Jmige Dowling that Sothern arid Florence were intending to fight a duel, and he immediately issued fapers requiring their presence in court, le soon leameu that these cratlemen had" been prominent in the previous evening's performance, and rightly concluding that this was a continuation of the affair, he al lowed the two actors to coma to the court room and wait several hours before he pre sented himself, when ho at once discharged them. Tai Grand List Qestiox. The grand list question remains as it was. If the commit tee are taking any action we cannot learn what it is. Tte apparent flash in the pan in Chittenden county will probably let the gun remain dangerously loaded two years mow. Messenger.