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"The Mill Wter.M BTB-tKBlBL PERCY. Afteradiria tbeibado. A day In ine dej-thi of pala. Haw aw ect in the lull of ereniD To bear Uod'a promise again. The Voice that lmsntd the tempt it. And qaietJ the nglnx li nevtr too grind lor bliperi ; Too mighty to comfort me. It t peaks on the treat of evenloj, It cUddesg the river's hj mn "Be trothmlmycblldt my watch care Sball lire ween the lUxs grow din. Mnearen may fade is the sunset, Tn earth may Tanish like mist ; Tat never a chhd of my kinsdom Livei shelterless, lost, or uukittso V And hear log Ills word so tender 1 rest 10 lilt arm ol might. Trial, and tears, are frrgottcn ; Allpowerlnlly Cometh the night. Kecseriile, YM Marcn, 1S7S. The Pases of the F. I. Inthe Tolomesof my memory, I hold those chap ters dearly Wherein names I loved and cherished are inscrib ed from flt to last; And 1 never read fose chipters try audibly or clearly. For my heartbeats all too quickly o'er those ia;ea oi in pasi. II. Here's the little dog who bit me In a fit ol puppy Eiaanees In my days of early childhood, when that Hitle aoj was Gear. To my grief he fell a victim to parental dread ol m&dnte. And still his fate demands from me the tribute of a tear. Herd's my little schoolooy lovtr, with his water (Daniel Hover. Astride his pjoy Fidget, with bis satchel bag of green ; Did! love the dog aiid pony best! or really love the tovcr 1 Why ask I lie died In India In the service cf the Vjueen. IT. Here's a later-on edition of the same eternal story! Ufa woo In? udi wlnninr. a. birtlD? and a vow. Of a woman's trutn In absence, ol a trutn, renounc ed ior xiory. Of such JalUi and pain and tenderness, I marvel at it now. T. Here's another buried treainra-my own faith in human kindness. It died hardly. 1 remember, but die It did at last. I elnns toll wits passion, and I wept its loss to tl ndne-'i, t view Its grave with sorrow in these pa;es of the past. VI. Here the parents who departed, full of jeirs and grace and honor i Here the gallant tailor brother drowned at sea In manhood' urim. Here the little sxns who left me to return to God the donor In safety through Eternity, while I'm wear lug iQTOujn unit. A Lily lit Lent, 1 be Lily would cot wait, but full and wide Its taster white d If plated In Lente&tide. Mistaken, early Lil hew canst thou, 1 hy garmects cholos of praise so show forth now, ft bile through a va!eo: peoitenee and prayer. Fasting and sober-e ad, the faithful fare. On Sunday In the church tbe grave, good prie.t The children catechised, from large to least ; "What la thedav'' 8nndav midaav In Lest." 'What then Is LentT" -A last. they laid it meant. This Bocdy. Id It Fast or Feast V Psrplext They paused ; and so th e priest clearly by text Bet lorth how every Sunday of tbe 3 ear Is Feast, a cay ol Joy and holy cheer. Aht then, chide not tbe fearless Lenten flower, limit j? Its gUa b xm by no Hester's hour, So laira type cf that tnerrin thon hut, W hich, Luy ol ell caj a, and t-east In Fast, Ho season can (Oct; which by its own CcmilelencFS, come when e'er it wilt, is known. What Our Bojs Art Beading-. TEXT BOOK OF VTLENEdS, RASCALITY AKD MUR PEB. Professor Sumner of Yale baa been exam iniug tbe flash story papers bo widely real by boys, and in Scribner gives some earnest words of warning to parents, accompanied by specimens of types described in tho stories. Here h one : Another type of Lero ery common in ttese fetones id the city youtn, son ol a ncn father, who does net give his son as much money as the latter considers suitable. This constitutes stinginess on the father's part, although it might bo considered pardon Va. seeing that these young men driolc CHM pagne every dar, treat the crowd generally when they drink, and play billiards for $100 a game. The father, in this class oi'bujtjoo, is represented as secretly vicious ana uypw cntically pioas. In the specimen before as the young man is "discovered' in the police court as a prisoner, whence he is remanded to the Tombs, lie has been arrested for col laring a big policeman, to prevent him from overtaking a girl charged with pocket-picking lie inteifered because he judged from the girl's face that the was innocent, and it is suggested for future development 1 Z story that bbe was running avay from :nc.i, and that the cry of "btop thief wan to get help from the police and others to rieze her. The Lero, who is the aou of a man worth five million!), and who is in pribou under an as sumed name, now Bends lor his tithtr's clerk and demands 31,000, saying that otherwise he will declare his real name and disgrace his family. He gets the money. He then sends for a notorious tombB lawyer, to whom he gives $300. With this sum his release is easily procured. He then starts with his cou&in to initiate the latter into life in New York. They go to thieves college, where they see ayouug fellow graduated. His part consists in taxing tmngs irom tnepocaets 01 a hanging figure, to the garments of which bells are attached, without causing the bells to ring. Of this a full vuge-il lust ration is given. The two young men then go op the liowery to a beer saloon, where tho hero sus tains Us character by his vnlgw familiarity with the girl waiters. Next they hear a row in a side street. They find a crowd collected watching a woman who hangs from a third lory vuudow ubile her drunken husband heats and cuts her bauds to make her fall. The Lero solves this situation by drawing his revolver and ahooting the man. As he and his companion withdraw unobserved, the former wards off the compliments of the lat ter by paying modestly that he could not bear to stand there and see such a crowd looking on, and not knowing what to do ; he just did the proper thing. Next day the hero, meeting the thiaves college graduate in the corridor of the Fifth avenue hotel, agrees to receive and hold for him any booty he may aeize in the bar-room ; which he does. At tig tit he and his fnend go to a disreputa ble aiasled bill, where the hero recognizes his father in disguise amongst the dancers. Shearing a pi ice in tbe same set, during a paue in the dance he snatches tbe mask Irom his own face and his father's at the same moment This edifying incident is enforced by a full-page illustration. A.friend suggests tbe question, What demon of truthfulnena makes tbe artist put such brutal and vulgar faces on the men? In this class of stories, fathers and sons are represented as natural enemies, and the true position lor tho son is that of suspicion and armed peace. True Way of idrrrtlslog. We commend to the attention of the busi ness men of this community tbe foil) wing sensitl) remarks by tbe BosUn Post upon tbe baLeSts of advertising in newspaper: "The ingenuity of business men has been taxed to tbe utmost during tbe mad com petition of tbe ecore ot years to device tbe mot effective means of advertising. They have turned vandals and paioted tbe pictures-quo rocks with ineffaceable puffi of what they could do or had to sell. They have printed and distributed cards and cir culars ; they have framed and mounted peters in railway stations and olber places where tbe public most congregate, and they have tried many other ways of catching the putlic eye, but nune have btood the test to well, none have made such assured returns, as their patronage of tbe first class news paprra. Tbe shrewdest business men at tbe Detroit Stove Convention, held some time ago, advised tbe trade to advertise exclu sively with tbe newspapers. Tbo bead ol a large and successful business house io New Yoik, who had bad nearly half a century's experience, said recently : Fur forty-seven yesrs nine-tenths ot our advertising has been in first-class newspapers. Of our wbole expenditure all that we regret is con tained in that other tenth. Adtertisiog in newspapers is an art, and those who adver tise a good deal Eecm to understand it po as tj make their announcements attractive and striking. In this city, as will as in other?, our moet pucce-slul business men are those wbo do the mot advertising. They are better known at home, and espec ially are they better knjwn to tbose who come from other places to Boston to trade. This is one of tbe most conclurively demon strated facts of bufinew, and when tbe Spring trade opens it will be a profitable lact tj remember. That South Woodstock cbek, describsd at length, a while ago, continues on its mad career. Tbe other day tbe festive time-piece suddenly commenced running, pissed ny me sir mug point, ana, alter passing, ran about ten minute", struck, ran about ten minutes more and t-topped, after running about half ao hour. Alter it stopped several persons tried to start it but could not, even with thn pendulom on. The chronometer alluded to by Mr. Longfellow "Somewhat back from tbe village street stands the uld-fabioned country seat; across its antique portico tall poplar trees their fhadows throw, and from its station in tbe ball an ancient time-piece mys to all, Forever never; never forever' "-Respite its remarkable oonvrr national abilities hsen't thegho-tof a chance, eompared with this Woodxtock horologe. I). Tarke ftBhingtcn Curtis writes some verses and calls them "A Memory." The fellow is probably endeavoring to remember tbo rest of his name. But ho can't do it. O'J CVy Vtrrik An Irish soldier's hat fell overboard and he reported tbe fact to the captain. The latter leplied that he could not stop the vesstl, but that he would make a nick in the rail at the place where it fell. j VOL. XiT. NEW SERIES, VOL. XXIV. Wlster Sports la Batila. BEWITCHING BEAUTY IS FURS AND SNOW BANKS OX ,BCTTEIt WEEK" HOW LAUGHING MAIDS "CUDDLE UP TO 1IAKLT BCEASTS AND CONFUSE THE "INNOCENTS ABUOAD.' A writer reports from St. Petersburir, in Kussia. durinir what is called "Mass- lenilza or Butter Week, the week imme diately preceding Lent. He writes that it is devoted to popular rejoicing. A kind of fair is held on tho Admiralty Haco in St. Petersburg, and one of its main fea tures is a couple ol huge katoks facing eacn otner. iney arc at least seventy- live Icet hich, and very steep, and as continuous stream ol sleds dashes down furiously the elassv track tho spectators wonder why serious accidents are of such rare occurrence. Hero ladies are seldom seen, or females of any class; the sport is too rouirh. and only now and then ono of tho lair sex will intrust nerseit to a pro fessional coaster, many ot wiioni nan around these katoks to initiate unsuspect ing strancers into tho bewildering mys teries of the sport. A favorite mode- of coastinr with tbe Russian is lying stretch ed out on the stomach, bu: it takes con siderable nerve to fa?e tho mad turmoil in that war. Mv own experience in this na tional amusement was gained at a private larty, at a house in tho suburbs ol at. 'ctciiiburtr. with & spacious frarden at tached to it. The evening had been nassed in social frames and occasional dances, but all tho fun was evidently re garded as merely preliminary or intro ductory to something better in store. Oc casionally l caught a phrase, wnicn point ed to something which everybody looked forward to, but I was entirely ignorant of its nature, and presumed it to be tableaux or theatrical?. Finally, at about 10 o'clock, a general call lor furs And wrap pings arose, and in a few minntes the whole company had passed into the car den. Tho moon had just risen, and its palo beams revealed the unshapely lorms ol bXOW-COVEUED TREES AND SHRUBS, the tops only of the latter protruding over tho thick bed of snow, with its glit tering crust, in the centre ol tho garden I soon discovered tho attraction which had caused us to forsake the warm and lichtod rooms two katoks of modem to height oomed up before us, and a number of sleds were strewn about, ready lor use. A general pairing off took place lmmediate- 1 y. and in a lew moments the sport was in full blast. The two platforms faced each other, and tho tracks ran slue by side, so that the parties would dash past each other amid laughing, screaming and shouting. I looked around for a vacant sled in order to try my hand at the game, but just as I was climbing the steps to one of the platforms I was informed that no gentlemen could be permitted to ride alone on such an occasion, and I was quickly provided with a passenger a young lady from the country, endowed with considerable embonpoint. ithout possessing the lean confidence in my skill as a steersman J was somewhat com forted by the thought that the well-round cd form of my passenger, made still rounder by an ample fox-skin robe, would not be liable to sutler any serions damage in case of mishaps. ith the utmost nonchalance I adjusted my sled at tho vcrvedge of the dazzling, shining and glittering incline. It is necessary that tho steersman should scat himself first, eti quette being entirely waived on the katok but when tbo fair Anna Ivanorna dropped down in trout of me with the grace and ease ol a snuwllake, though a trifle. cavier, and, to use the slang phrase, cuddled up" to my manly breast with a glance full of charming confidence, my INNATE MODESTY AND DIFFIDENCE caused iuc to recede a little, and as I was already seated on the extreme edge, there was a fall, a scream and a laugh, and tho whole delightful performance had to be gone through with again. At last we were both seated, and the sled adjusted. as I imagined, with tbo utmost mathe matical precision, so as to run a straight course to the end ot the Hack. Fnllot confidence I gave, tho stait and, with an impetus that almost look my breath away, wo dash ahead to land In the snowbank on one side, only half way down tho In cline. The force with which tho sled struck tho snow caused it to overturn, and my fare ami I rolled down the snowbank tho level. My proluse apologies seem .1 to be altogether superfluous; the part ner of my disaster was none tho worse for it, and only remarked that it was very nauglity of me to play that trick the first time. The innocent little bundle of furs thought I had upset us on purpose. With some misgivings on my part the experi ment was repoated, whh nearly the same result, and by that lime it dawned upon tho other participants in the lun that they had a ''greenhorn" among them, and plans for mischief were concocted accordingly.- One of the gentlemen approached me and observed that I seemed to be be wildered by the crowd dashing down be fore me and beside me, and that they would give me a chance of descending alone, ahead of them all. The company accordingly assembled on one ot the platforms and I took my place once more on tho brink with my tearless passenger before me. The suppressed laughter and the mischief sparkling In everybody's eye might have warned me that SOME rLOT WAS AFOOT, but unsuspectingly and carefully I launch ed my sled. Exactly what followed I cannot tell, and would not care to enlarge upon it if I could. In less than a second wu had reached tho level, but there my sled struck a broomhandle or something of tho kind, and with a jump seemed to fly from under us, while wo glided a. piece down the track on our own respon sibility, my companion clinging to me for dear life; and then there came a shock, and then another, and I dont know how many more, until the whole scene became exceedingly shocking; for as each suc ceeding sled dumped its load over us, the confused mass ot laughing and squirming bodies became more bewildering, and the placid moon grinned down upon a sight it is to be hoped not often enjoyed by tho chaMo Diana's symbol. At last every body succeeded in extricating his or her own robes and furs and overshoes and limbs, and something like order and pro priety was once more restored ; but tho inero consciousness ol my spotless inno cence did not save me from being accused by all parties as the author of what they pleased to call "shocking mishap." Though very much bewildered and con fused, 1 had in my mind ono clear idea that I wan not destined to ibino in that peculiar institution of UuiMan society, the "katok." The Xatloa'a Btservatlwi, GKANDF-UIt AND GIORV OK THE YELLOW STONE PARK THE MOST MAGNIFICENT PLEASURE GROUND IN THE WOTLD. In tho Northwestern part of tho Territory of Wyoming, bordering ou Montana and Idaho, lies a tract of country about fifty five by sixty-fivo miles in extent, possess ing a greater combination ot remarkable features than any other known area of like dimensions under tho sun. It con tains S..178 square miles. Ifs elevation abovo the sea level is from 9,000 to 14,000 feet. It lies mainly but not entirely, on the east side of tho main range ot the Uocky Mountains. By act of Congress, approved. Mai eh 1, 1872, this tract was withdrawn foreer from sale, and set apart as a permanent plensuro-ground lor tho amusement and instruction of the peo plp, under the designation of the Yellow stone National Fark. The grandeur and variety of its scenery, tbe salubrity of its summer climate, and the health-giving qualities ol Uh thermal waters will, within a few years, make it the Mecca of the tourist, pleasure-seeker, and invalid from all parts of tho civilized world. Among its innumerable attractions aro some of the grandest cataracts, cascades, canons and mountain summits on tho continent. Its snouting geysers, in number and mag nitude, exceed all others known. Its nu merous mud springs, soliataras, fumer olos, and beautifully terraced hot springs are beyond description in the magnitude and splendor tl their decoration and ac tion. The sources ol tho Columbia, the Colorado and the Missouri rivers are all said to lie witMn this pleasure-ground of the nations. lis mountain summits are covered witli eternal snows, while many of the valleys are made radiant with the sparkle of lakes, whoso waters are clear as crystal. The most magnificent of the lakes is the Yellowstone, the source of tho river, ly ing nearly in the central portion of the park. Its foim is similar to that of the human hand with the palm to the front and the fingers pointing downward. The ; altitude of the lake is 7,427 feet above tide water, and its present depth is about 300 feet. It is fed by tho snow on the lofty mountains that flank it on all sides. Tho length of this beautilul sheet ot water is about 22 miles, and the width 10 to I.r miles. Professor Haydcn declares that there is nothing on tho continent that equals it in the brilliant hues of its waters and the splendor of its surroundings. Tho clear green shading of tho mountain slopes, with the ultramarine tint of its shining surface, produce an etlect upon the observer which can neither be imagin ed nor adequately described. The tem perature is that ot cold spring water. In tho early part of the day its surface is usually calm, and its varied hues, from livid green, shading off into a deep ul tramarine, present a picture ol beauty that is dazzling to behold. During the later hours a strong wind sometimes arises, stirring the calm lake into all the fury of an ocean storm. The amount of vegetation produced in tho depth of the Yellowstone lake is immense, vast ridges ol it lining the shores at cci tain seasons. after a high wind has swept over the sur face. The only fish found in the lake and in the neighboring streams is the trout, whose numbers are said to be inconceiv able. Most of the fishes in the lake arc afflicted with the presence in tho bodies , ot a peculiar intestinal worm, which, for tne timo being, rcmicrsinem until I or use. Tho presence of hot springs, with their cones rising abovo the surlace, is a singu lar fact, the water within the conos being almost boiling hot. Trout Imvo been caught by persons standing upon those cones.and cooked in tho hot water with out being removed from the hook, as de clared by tho United States Geologist I'roiessor . v. iiayden. Bat the most wonderful objects of inter est in this region are tho cataracts and canons of tho Yellowstone, with the spouting, geysers in tho valley of the Fire Hole river. Neither languago nor the sinter's genius and skill aro adequate to escribe either. The lower falls arc moro than S00 feet high. Tho walls of the grand canon are some 2,500 feet in depth, and are colored by hues so various and brilliant that human art despairs of any a'tempt to reproduco them. "Tho wealth of red and yellow, brown and orange, pink and green, black, gray, and white fascinates and bewilders every beholder," accordingto Professor Marshall, "scemj ing to reproduce beforo his admiring gaze all the ravished splendor of a very gor geous sunset, whose charms, no longer evanescent, are here not painted but dved through and through these mighty cliffs, and made as eternal as the everlasting mountains they buttress." The geysers aie even moro grand and magnificent, be cause accompanied by much of tho pomp and circumstance ol elemental war in the spouting of immense columns of hot water to tne neigut oi yu to .vu icet or more, in the shooting up of vast volumes of steam to an occasional altitude of 1,000 or 1.&00 feet, and in the rumbling sound and vi brating motions that accompany the earthquake shock. There are three known geysers basins, but two of which have. however, been explored. Those aro in the valley of the tire Holo already re ferred to, and lie to tho westward of Yel lowstone lake, from which they aro reach ed by a tolerably; well-worn trail, some of the orifices of the geyser cones are twenty feet in diameter, and during an eruption a column of hot water, tilling this orifice, rushed outward and upward with ternlie torce, and,to altituuevary ingfrom lo to 27.1 feet in some cases. Tbe cones, rims and basins formed by the deposits from the springs and geysers aio among the most magnificent of their at tractions. Many of them have all the beauty of finish and brilliancy of coloring of the finest porcelain, while tho waters within the rims anu basins ot many oi the springs aro so perfectly transpar ent that the smallest objects may be seen at the depth of forty or fifty feet. New Fork Correipoadaaci R)3alter Demisrut. BoraeeQreeler BU CM'ORTCViTE HABIT OF LEND IXO U0NET TO FSOPLB WUO NSVBR IMID TUEIR DEBTS. It Is said that Miss Gabrielle Greeley. youngest daughter of the great editor, has histrionic talent. Dot it w to he noncu that she will not be obliged to go on the stae. The limited amount of patrimony, however, which Greeley'a children will receive might be an excuse for such a course. It i, in deed, lamentable to see so laborious a life as thatofHorace Greeley yicldingaolittlo pecuni ary benefit to bis children. It is estimated, indeed, that tbe latter may pet $20,000, but what of that for tbe greatest rtew lork editor of his day! Raymond left $300,000, and ittnnett ten times mat sum, ana vet nc it tier ot them worked as hard as Greeley. It U probably un possible lor any man not acquain ted with tbe fact to imagine the amount of writing which Greeley turned oft every day. most ot which was done by gas licht. How aad to think that all thU lkh in clude? 40 years, only brings his children $10,000 each. Such was net the expectation of bis friends, and, indeed. TomRnoW him self told me, a short time tMiore Urceley's nfortunate presidential canvass, that he (Greeley) was worth 200,000. Tho great editor, aa it is now discovered, wasted moro than S1U0.OOO by loans to unwortby persons. This shows that in his weak points Greeley was one ot the weakest ot men. hen one considers how hard was the toll with which his money was earnod, U it not passing trance that so sifted a man should only afford another illustration of the old maxim oncernicg" tho fool and his money?" In one of bis autobiographical chapters. Greeley delivered a sad recital of the evils of lending money, and yet ho was tbo most ridiculous lender this city ever contained. lie never stopped to question the use to hioh a borrower (or rather beggar) might put tbe desired funds all that he did being merely to grant the request. Men have como t: Ureetey with a sad tale ot distress, when the bounty tbey received waa wasted in aeoaucn. lie might even icci fa lis tied that such would be tho result, but still he had no power of refusal. Hia reputation not only became established, but the habit increased with each act ot concession until at last he almost ceased to bo hU own master. It is doubtful if another such instanco ever occurred tn this oountry. Grecloya char ities, therefore, instead of really benefiting society, were frequently spent in the hells and other vicious resorts ot our basest pop ulation. To make tbe contrast atill more trikine.he was frequently harping on the evils ot borrowing, and it would almost seem that be sought to thus satisfy bu conscience tor what he knew to he wrong. Here is aypber, tbe advertising agent, down. for $2,000, and here, too, is 1 Jr. liavard tbe noted homoeopath, who Meed- tbe entitle to the amount ot $5,000. Thi Bayard is son-in-law to Judge Cady. formerly ot Job Lb- town, lleoncouvcd in beneca tails, bam Sinclair, who fooled away a largo fortune in a ridiculous speculation, owes tbe estate 2.000. One of the met turnriing features. however, in this mania, is tbe power which young, Cornelious Yandcrbilt, obtained over his victim. This miserable, spendthrift had outraged tbe feelings of his father until tbe latter had publicly deniel him credit. He was an inveterate gambler, and also a hard drinker as Greeley must have noticed by his breath. riotwl Islanding this, his facilities forrauuDg money in the editorial sanctum seem to have been only limited by tho extent of Greelej'fl bank account. Loans, to tho amount of thousands at a time, went, as it id. in a straight me irom tho iribunt oulco over to Mat Danger's faro bank in Hi relay street, a distanco of 250 paces, whore they urved to i. wen mat s turtuno. inis unnk inir. pambhoe. half-lunatic, half enilertic con fidence man actually obtained more thitn $50, 000 from tbe great philosopher cf Printing House Fquare. ureeiey was caueu tho modern Franklin, but it was one of the max ima of the latter that ' be who goes a bor rowing goes a sorrowing. Such, however, was not the ease with the borrowers at the Trtbunt office, wbo generally went off in a ioyooii condition, and with tbo expectation Ol returning swu iwi uiuiu. iun uruuge mania is the principal reason why Greeley's two daughters can only have $10,000 each tbe fruit ot his long ana laborious career of usefulness. Another feature in this affair Is f.mnd in Greeley's dead books. Hear is his " Politi cal Economy, in stereotype plates, which is only worth tbo cost of tbe motal. The same may be said ot his Great Conflict, which the most masterly ot all the histories ol the rebellion. It had an enormous sale, and the publishers not only mado money, but lircelor nimcu ciearoo siu.wu ov tne wotjc. Its sale, however, is now done, and such is the public indifference to the recent strug- e.that a nunaroa copies could hardly he worked off through all this state. At ono time tbe executors supposed tho stdreotypc plates and copjright to be worth $5,000, bercastney areoi no greater value than old metal. To this inventory Is to bo added a surprising list of fancy stocks. This reveal: anothcrfcaturo in tbo wcaVncs-s of a ercat editor. Ho seems to have swallow cd all the fancies which were offered him, and they now reappear as witnesses of his folly. After such a retrospect one may reasonably apply to Greeley, with the alteration of the namo and one other word, ropes lamous eon plat on uacon : "Jf parts all ore the,iee how (STttUy rIiIdoh), Tin jretteat, wUeit, wtakrst of mankind". CorreiponJenoe ot the New York Timet. The Bottom Hall on Top. EX-R<ELS TO TUE TRONT. VTasm.MiTON, March 11, 1878 A j ear ago, just alter Rutherford It. Ha) as, the .Republican candidito for the Presidency, had been installed in the White House, two old campaigners, one of them rebel general of cavalry whose name is fa miliar in all parts of tbo country, and the other a citizen of New York who had won distinction while commanding a brigade in tbe Union army, met in tbe bar-room of a leading hotel. They have been friends since the war, but that evening tbo faco of the rebel general did not wear its usual genial smile, and to his friend's hearty greeting bo only replied: "No, not to-night. General I can't drink. You fellows hare whipped us again, ana I m going into mourning, Last week these two gentlemen met again, and this time it was with a bright smile, which hardly concealed tbo lurkin? malice, however, that the ex-Con fed crate slapped the Union man on the shoulder, exclaiming, "Hallo, old boy! Have you como over to see your President?" "Hardly," was tbo quiet reply. "Oh! you might as well," continued tbe other, laugniog. "iou snow the bottom rail is on top again, and, if you like, I'll in troducc you." This incident aptly i 11 us t rat rates not only tho political eituation, but also the feeling ot puoiio men in vasnington. the old Union soldiers, tbo Republican fctraieht out, who fought through the heat and dust of tbe day, who gave Iheir blood for tho cause, and who loved it as their life, are chilled by tho shadow of tho White Houe. Whether or not this feeling is justified by any action of tbe President need not now bo discussed, but that many prominent Renuli licans have found, and still continue to find. great difficulty in being admitted to his Ex cellency there can bo no doubt. Nor is this all. n bat they mcst complain of is that they are excluded to make way for men who a few days ago were straininc every nerve to make shipwreck of tho nation of which Mr. Hayes is uow tbe head. A few cays ago I went to tho White House with gentleman who for years past has been prominent in the councils of tbo Republican party in .new lork. lie came to Washing ton to ask no favors and to erind no axes, Ho simply wanted to see tbe city, and, being one of those wbo had great faith in tbe good intentions of tbo Adminstration, he wanted to tee and p&y his respects to the President. He sent in his card, expecting and intending to watt nis turn lor an inter view. For half an hour bo sat patiently anddurirga fceond half hour murmured not ; when he had been seated ono hour and a half in tho ante -room, however, and there was still no sign that he was to be nlmitted, he quietly shook the dujt of the White House from off bis feet and went his nay. During tbe time that was thus wast ed by that stanch old Kepubucan, a man uutfd for his fidelity to the Union and his strict integrity in every wait ot Die, I counted seven cx-rebeLs who were admitted to the Republican President almost without announcement. Tbey were on familiar torms with his Excellency's household, and seemed to be tborooghly conciliated. Of course, it is a very good thing to keep them in that condition, and perhaps it was very wrong for the old Republican to be indig nant because he was pushed out of line to malto way for them. He forgot, doubtless, that tho Executive Mansion is now conducted on strictly Christian princi ple, and that " there is more joy in Heaven over one tinner that rcpentcth than over ninety and nine just pcrsoas who need no repentance. Or it may be that, like a great many other wordly-mindcd people, he coubtcd tho professions of tho gentlemen who have recently been taken into the fold. Such incidents as tbeso arc of daily occur rence, and though plight in themselves, do much to mold public sentiment. Coupled with the fact that John B. Gordon, of Geor gia ; 31. C. Itutlcr, ol south Carolina ; lien. 11 ill. and other gentlemen ot tbe pamo class. are upon more familiar terms with tho Prcs dent than are nine-tenths of tho Republican Senators, it is, perhaps; not to be wondered at that they give strength to the significant statement : 4 Tbe bottom rail Is on top again.' It h on top. Tba Democracy rcles in Wahhineton, and the Democracy is ab solutely under tbe control of men who won distinction by plotting ana ngnting to ae- stroy their country. That tbey are magnanimous in their power must be ad mitted. Many of them display traits of gen erosity and good will which aro everywhere admired, ana it is a notorious lacttnat when a Republican Congressman has any favor to ask, ho goes with his petition to a South ern rather than to a Northern Democrat. Indeed, it is now generally felt, if not gen erally admitted, tbat tbo ex-rebels are in almost absolute command, and their leaders make no secret of their intention to con tinue at the helm. Tbey have even begun to make promises of what they will do when the fraud." as they delinht to call Presi dent Hayes, when tbey aro not asking for an ofSeo from him, has been replaced by a man of their own kind. Of course, tbo rank and file if the Democracy have not been slow to catch tho spirit of their leader. They feel already, as they themselves express it, that the machine is onco more in their hards, and that tbey will run it to suit themselves there can be no doubt, a lew evenings apo ten or a dozen of these our new rulers j were standing on Pennsylvania avenue, within sight of tho Capitol, They were moht of them characters in thoir way, nearly all Southern men and all Hnall-fry politi cians. Of course, they were talking politic", but after a time tho general conversation was stopped to listen to one man. Ho was a doorkeeper at the Capitol, Speaking with deliberation, ho said: "Further discussion can't bring no results, gentlemen, dis here oountry is goin' to bo run by tho Dimocra cy." "Yes," said a littlo one-armed man at his side, and by tbe Dimocracy south of Mason and Dixon line," "Your amend ment. Sir, is accepted," said the slow-spcakj ing doorkeeper, and tho party separated. Still another incident, which plainly in dicates tbe direction in which tbe wind is blowing, occurred a few days ago at one of the entrances to the hall of Rcprcntatives. An old Federal officer who had been a mem ber and wbo is noted as an uncompromising Republican, sought admission. Tbo door keeper did not, or pretended not to know him, and he was refused. Jut then a friend, a member of tho present Houe, saw him and cried out, "Hallo, General, won't they let you in?" 'No," replied the old soldier, with as much bitterness as humor, "I have not had my Union disabilities re moved yet." How much significance there was in tbe answer can only be appreciated by ttiOe Republicans who live in Washing ton under an Administration of reconcilia tion and non-partisan good will. II. C. Notes and I'ommrnti, Iho beauties of tho fisheries award of $5,600,000 ior 12 years uso appear in a stronger light under the announcement that they yield to Canada less than $14,000 a year. There has evidently been a mistake Homewhero. Troy Ttms. Kato Sanborn inquires ' Why are men of genius so olten bachelors ?" YVc suspect It is because they are born so. Wurnster I'rcss. With pistol-practice at Princeton, hazing at Dartmouth, and skirmishing all along tbo lino of tbo New England colleges, American youths aro now acquiring the rudiments of a militury education. 'Tribune. As fur tho Democrats, New Hampshire cloarly shows that wo cannot expect ta , sweep tho country by counting on a grand Republican breuk-down. Y. Y. World, j Human life is made the cafer when such monsters are punished as tho laus of aliunst j every nation say crimes like those of Iji j Page shall be punished. Huston Traveller, j If a Democratic Administration had lrcn in power tbo other day, wbo supposes tbe ; Confederate archives would have been avail-' ablo for the defeat of tho anti-Mlurn postal I claims bill? Albany Journal. The Groat XUrrington (Mass.) Ctwrur saj : "Gov. Rice, who pardons a criminal about as often as he takes a drink, will prolnbly not pardon us for saying tbat we aro sorry we voted for him. His frequent pardons make a mockery of justice." BURLINGTON. VT FRIDAY MORNING-. MARCH 22, .TTJSTIOK JOSEPH AT LAST. La PAGE Expiates His Awful Crimes on the Gallows. UK CO.VFIJNO Tim .lliinlrr of both MIii 1111, St. Atbaiifl, amd Mill Laiiffiualil 1'ritibrokc, IV. II. Concord, N. II , March 15 La Page was hung at 11:00. to-day, and died at 11:27. La Page has been confined in what is known as tho condomncd cell. It is about seven feet square and a littlo more than fix feet in height. Here bo has ."-pent his timo in solitude, repeating his prayers, pacing the floor and looking gloomly out from his window. His experience has left its mark upon his countenance. Thoso unacquaint ed with tbe man wouli not recoznixes him from the likeness of tbe bearded man of two years and a half ago. Ha has been confined in the state prison two years and two months, and tbe peculiar sallow neps which comes to man inside tbe walls became terribly apparent in Lis face. Be side, be bad been dosoly shaven and tbe features hidden by a wealth of full whis kers bave stood out gaunt and grim. His looks were thoso of cunning and brutality almost warranting in themselves tbe feeling of repulsion which tbe citizsnsof this vicin ity have felt against him. Ha has had fair appetite and good beatlb. He has confessed the murder of both Mi Marietta Ball, of St. Albanr, and Miss Langmaid, of Pembroke. His whole his tory is characterized by acts of eioessivo brutality. lis Mas Talk with lha IVardtn Concord, N. II., March 15. LaPage was transferred from his oill to the sitting-room at 6:45. He was very pleasant and cheer ful, and seemed disposed to converso with the deputy quito freely. Rev. Fathers Barry and Milled, at 8:35, held prayers with bim and conversed till 10:25. when he was left with tho warden and deputy. He remained perfectly quiet for nearly half an hour. ben ho suddenly motioned for the warden and deputy to take chairs near bim. After tbey were seated be suddenly dropped upon his knees and said: u I kill rat. Yes, I kill two gal. Too bad, too bad;" and bo obbed and cried most bitterly ; and after getting composed be made tbe following statement : mi; M(jitii:ui:it-4 convksjsiox A Dreadful Story. lie leit auncook about six o cock, a. m ; went to the baker's about seven ; then went across the bridge to the corner made by tbo highways and tbe railroad; left tbe axe and coat there, and went across the lots, across tbe bridge, taking his stick from a woodpils ; then across the road and metJosie LangmaiJ. He struck her with the stick and when he struck she threw up her hand and tbe cut upon it was caused by the blow. Ho then took her into tbe woods and CUT OIF UEB BSAl WITH DIS KMFI, carried tbo head to where it was found, and then went to tbe brook and washed his hands knife and coat. Ha then went back to the place where he left tbe ax?, and then went up tbe road to tbe nlaco indi cated where he hid tbe wallet, nog, etc., and a littlo further on, left bis coat and axo. He then went across lots. and took tbe highway back to Suncook, ar- (mug ai v p. ui. ai who uurnea iwo coats and two caps, four or fire days after, and told him ho wa? a bad man. She did not want him anymore. His wife burned tne clothes because thev mot into a ouarrel. Tho giil bad been dead twelve to bfteen minutes be lor o hscat off her held. He did not stamp on ber bead or face ; but simply turned ber head wit'i his foot when cut ting off the bond. Ho indicated un the dia gram where Mr. Langmald coull find tbo wallet, rinir. etc.. and taid that the testi mony of tbo doctors from Boston about the Do a was alt true. Tim it all, nritUEit. Full atud Detailed Confeaalwn -A Triumph for bpIrllualUU. In regard to the Bill murder, tbe clair voyant from Bennington told it just as it as. exactly : told my road, mv house and tbe number of my children. Tbe house was a big black one. She told about a small hou. too. I nut tbo drets under a log. Tbo man who swore to scoini; me every hour was a good man and did not lie. He did not know anything about My boys came home from St. Albans about four and I worked fast, so tbey did not think I had been away. The confosi-iou cf tho Ball murder was lull, tbe points being indicated by him upon tbo map. 'hue sho was passing alone a lonely road, the monster felt upon tbe defenceless irl. lie bad disguised himself with a rude mask which ho made from an old foot-mat. ut in tnestruc;e whiza he bad with bis ictim this was torn away, and Miss Ball at once identified bim. She begged bim to let her alone, but ber anneals were in vain. Finding that be was determined in his pur- Eose, Miss Ball fought with det-poration.aod eing of a powerful physique sbo cave ber valiant many revere scratches ana bruises beforo sbo was overcome. After complet ing bis crime, he shoullcred her body and carried and dragged it nearly a quarter ofa mile, is iuc piace wnere it was lounu. ia ' Page referred al-o to the suspicion thrown ' at tbo time upon (iaorge (J. Smith, and said he was clau he could do him (Smith) some irood. He killed Miss Ball at 3.30 o'clock and got back home at half-past four. TUB CI.OMNtJ SCKXK. lie Murtlrrri Urntn m llrarljr L.unch 111 tvlftf and Clilldrrn. .aPage partook of a benrly lunch at 10:45. During tbe night he said to tbo deputy, My wife no matter! My chil- rcn too bad, too bad. He inquired bow many would be admitted to eo bim execut ed and then asked, "How many came from St. Albans?" Alter making his confession he neemcd to be itrcatlv relieved and talked and smiled pleasantly. TUE OiLLOWS i was erected this morning in the ame place as at previous executions. It is tbe tame gallowa cn which Pike. Evans and Major i were executed. By tho time the doors were open a considerate crowd had assembled. Tbe uual number were admitted, who wait ed till fiur minutes of II, when La Page, preceded by High abenu Dodge with Deputy sheriff Pickering, and accompanied on cither side by Rer. Fathers Barry and minctte. with slow steps approacnea tne allows and proceeded to tbo scatfuli. The prisoner was conducted to the drop, where be was pinioned. calm and composed." He appeared calm and rather remarkably lomposcd, though there was tbe usual aBhen ue upon his lace, lie was pinioned ana boro tbe preparations with great nerve. Alter the readme ol the warrant was done. the noose was adjustcd.the black cap drawn down over his tice; and as Sheriff Dode ttcrcd the words. "May (tod have mercy on your soul," ho pressed his foot upon the spring, the trap dropped and LaPage was INHERED INTO ETERMTT. His body fell tbo distance allowed by the ropo and exocpt a very slight drawing up tbero was no motion. At tbe end ot eight een minutes be was pronounced dead. Alter tbo body was taken down an examination revealed that the neck was broken. The remains were pUccd in a coffin, removed from tbe nrison and will bo taken to Sun- cook to bo burried by tbe family. Theexeou- ton parsed off very quistly and successfully. iur. rarnsworth. oi at. Aioan. and J. u. anumaid. father of the girl, we-io present and litoned to tbo long-wi-hcd-for eonies- ion with tho deep est interest. DIMTIO.IAI. ii:tails,noto, ltc, lit- llrrord of Ilia Crimea a lid I'd ulli incut. THE CONFESSION. La Page's confession was made, it acorns. otly to Warden Pillabury, of tbe New Hampshire State prison, wbo, with bis son. tup with tbo murderer during his last ght. Tbe Warden naturally forgot many of tbo particulars about tbe Ball murder. with which ho had no special acquaintance. and could not draw tbe prisoner attention to points if interest and doubt, as he could concerning tbe Lang ma id murder, with tbo occne and history ot which be was of course very familiar. Tho entire confession was disjointed, not only spoken in broken Enli."h, but without coherence. He re duced to writing tho main features of the confession of both crimes and afterwards read it to La Page, who said it was true. La Page drew diagrams ol tbe scenes of both murders, representing tbe routes over wbich'he went and returned, and all the principal points. In reference to the Ball murder, he says he left the bay field where ho was at work about a quarter past three in the afternoon, went over through the woods to tbo place where tbe murder was committed, concealed himself by tbe roadside and awaited her appearance. He sprang out and threw himsrif upon her, struck her until sno was unconscious, and after he had placed ber body where it was found returned around on the east side and north end of tbo pond (all of which route is con cealed from view) and then approached his bouse from the north-cast, which is ex actly opposite tbo direct route from tbe scene. A little before reaching tho road he says ho bid the bundle under a log. On Saturday the St. Albans authorities made a search at tbo place indicated, but did not find tho bunaie. A large number of logs arc found in that locality, most of tbem somewhat decayed, but tbey are all frozen down and some are partially imbedded in snow and ice, so it was impossible to find anything. It is very doubtful if anything is ever found, ana yet there Is no reason to doubt tbe trutb of La Page's statement. He did net enter into the details ct tbe manner in which be committed tbo crime. nor tell whether tho Ecratcbes subsequently seen upon bis face, and which he then pretended were caufed by ivy poison in were maae iy nis poor victim or not. u I denied bavins worn a mask, disclaimed I nn k r. no Jorf .ra tT an Knt ha AAnfuuil true as to miss Langmaia. lie said the causo ot his departure from St. Albans was tbo report Ircm the clairvoyant at Uenninz' ton He probably meant Lucy Cook of Montpelier Of this report he said, "When me hear dat, mo lot 'fraid. She told everyting true ; told my road, my noue: put tne aressi unaer a iiz told me foreigner, no talk Eoglisb. Me go way irom at. AiDans aoout two month1 and learn Enelich. When me come back me talk English, an me no bo 'fraid as be- lore ' He told ot a man living in M. Al bans wbo tried to hire a Frenchman in the village to go to LaPage's houee and put blood on La Page's shirt and other clothing. Tbey would then have him arrested and get tbo reward. The Frenchman evidently went to La Pago and told bim of tbe propo sition, ui this man La rage said, "lie bad man ; ho bad man. Tbe warden says that after having unbur dened his mind, LaPage seemed to be much more at case, talked about his execution and asked how man spectators would bo admitted and it anv and bow many from at, Albans. He seemed penitent, and while contesting, wept bitterly : but bttoremorn ing, having dimi.sed tbat subject, he talk ed about other matters, asked obscene ques tions and talked like the vulgar monster he was. He was very solicitous that bis conlcssion should not be given to tbe pub lic until alter his death. He charged tbe warden to that effect several times, and the last tbicg ho said to him wa?, "Don't tell of me 'till I'm dead." THE EXECUTION. As LaPage could not read either French or English, during tbe last few days he bad a calendar with a mark across the date, March 15. As each day canve he crossed out a figure, so tbat be might know how many more days be bad to lire. Tbe scenes of that fatal day are thus described : Not until the very last moment was be waited upon by Sheriff Dudge and tbe deputies whom he had selected to assist bim in tbe final scene. When itfjrmed tbat be most prepare fur tbe dreadful ordeal. LaPage answered sulkily : "Yes, sir, I am ready; and then surrendered himself to the execu tioner. Upon arriyirg at tbo narrow door which opened directly on to tbe scaffold, the feheriff paused for a few moments wbils tbe priests. Father Barro and Millett. adminis tered tho final consolations, ending with the Lord's Prayer, which LaPage slowly re peated in French. During these trying moments tbo condemned man looked through one of tbo prison windows, and caught bis last limpso of tbe beauti ful sunlight which for the timo shoue di rectly down upon his brutish features. Tbe spectators of tbo st hmn scene seemed to be more visibly affected at the surround ings and tbo occasion than the condemned, for at no time from the moment ha was led forth till tho cap was drawn over his eyes did he manifest the feeblest emotion. When he was brought onto tbo scaffjld, almost tbe first faco bo recognized was that of Mr. Laogmaid, lbs father ef the poor girl whom bo bad outraged and murdered. He looked at bim steadily for a few secoudj. When tbe condemned was brought forward to tbe scaffold tho assembled witnesses were bush ed to a death-like stillness. Fathers Barry and Millett stood upon tbe rear ot the gallows durinir the wbolo scene, and both seemed choked with emotion as tbe officers proceeded m their paintal duties Sheriff Dodge, usually calm and serene, was very nervous in reading the warrant for the execution, and prubablv never be tore in performing this act did bis rotund form tremblo so violently. The deputies, too, were somewhat overcome, and indeed tbe embarrassment of all was in conspicuous eontrast with tbe peace ful, matter-of-fact demeanor of tbe condemned man. Tne hands and feet were bound by tbo deputies. Sheriff Dodge, in tbe meantime, adjusting the rope and drawing down tbe black cap to exclude tbe features Irom tbe gaze ol the multitude Dur ing all these poccedings LaPagowas as calm and eereno as the beautiful spriog morning which be was soon to leave behind, loo reading of tbe warrant having been con cluded, tho Sheriff remarked, in a busky tone: "And now Joseph LaPage, in accor dance with tbe comtraod, 1 prucocd to executo the sentence of death, by hanging you by tho nock until you are dead, and may (j id have mercy on your soul. tie men pressed his foot upon tbe spring, the trap door gave way, and tbe murderer of Josie Langmaid, ana arietta uaii was removed from tbo community whioh he had so out tracod and arousod. Ho dropped about six feet, and died without a kick or eonvulsion ofany description. Although death was not instantaneous, it was declared that tbe wretch passed away without suffering any pain. At tbo end of nineteen minutes Drs. Crosby, Barney and (!igo pronounced life extinct, but Sheriff Dodge observed that they bad hotter let him hang a few minutes longer, and in accordance with this suggestion the body was not cut down for hall an hour after wards. The poodle wbo gathered to see bim banged were reluctant to loave tho spot, and appeared disappointed tbat tbe law eould do no more to tbe fiend than take his life only. About half of tho attendants at tbe execution uncovered their head, and the general aspect of tho lookers-on was vastly different from tho pale, sober faces that are generally seen on such occasions. All crowded for tbo best plices to observe the tragic scene, and no one seemed to have tbe slightest feeling of pity or regret. Tho presence of tbo father of Josie Langmaid created a sensation, and toftened tho tone of thoe about bim, who treated him with tbo utmo-t rcupcct. llo watobed tho pro ceedints with a steady eye and firm lip, and doubtless his heart went bark to poor Jomo, wboso marred and mutilated body, onoe so beautiful, now lies under Iho s-jd. AN INTERVIEW WITU MRS. LA PAGE. Mrs. LaPage made tho following state ment: 1 am gUd that be made a clean brcastol his wrong doings, and I also re joice that ho was allowed to receive the last sacraments of tbe Catholic church. Joseph pays in bis confession that I burned somo of his ebthing after tbo Langmaid girl was killed, but it is not true. I washed bis overalls and my daughter washed bis shirts, but neither of us saw any blood on them. Tho shirt whioh ho woro on tbe day of tbe murder wa badly torn in one of the sleeves and was missing soon after I put it out to dry. Joseph had abused me at times since our marriage, on many occasions shamefully. I cannot tell you of his brutal conduct toward our eldest daughter. It is awful to relate. One day. soon after tbo Langmaid murder, be treated me po badly that 1 asked him if he did not kill Josie Langmaid. He answered tbat he did not. I asked the question because I remembered bow he brutally outraged and nearly mur dered my sister Julien.ie Rousse, in Canada. He never afterward admitted to me that he , 1878. killed Josie. Tbo pantaloons covered with blood and found sunk in a pond at St. Al bans, were my husband's. A DI5PUTE OVER TUE BURIAL OF TDI MUR DER KS. There U great excitement in Suncook over tbe question of tbe burial of LaPage's re mains. Kiy. Father Hardy has had the gates of tbe Catholic ccmeteiy at Suncook locked, and has forbidden any person to enter it without permission from him. The French Catholics say that LaPage was ex communicated from tbo church in Canada for his outrage upon Julienne Rousse, and tbey are determined tbat his remains shall not bo deposited in consecrated ground, Tbe body has been temporarily deposited in a tomb at Concord. Tbe authorities of Sun cook are apprehensive of a serious disturb ance if an attempt is made to bury LaPage in the Catholic cemetery, and it is reported tbat a large number of special officers have been sworn in and directed to hold them selves in readiness in case their services should be required. BrlcfHc?leworLa l'ase's Crimea. THE BALL MURDER. On the 24th day of July, 1871, over the hill two miles cast of St. Alban?, Marietta N. Ball, a teacher in tbat district, in passing from her school house to tho bouse of Air. Foster A. Page, was set upon and seized by some one who had lain in wait for ber, and was dragged into tbo woods on tbo lower rido of tbe road, outraged and murdered; and a few rods further on her body was found by a searching party in the night, two days after the crime It was evident tbat she had died bravely in de fence of her virtue. The public excitement became intense and wide-spread. Suspi cion fell upon many different men and the in qucf t was kept open for months to allow tbe fullest investieation. At ono time. Joseph LaPage, a French Canadian living , in toai aistrict, was arrestea in at. Aioans at the instance of Mr Geo. M.Lang, wbo beard bim icauirine afloat the dec art ore ot a train and noticed that bis face was very Daaiy scratenra. lie was taken before selectmen Newton and Swift, of St. Albans, who made a few inquiries; but eliciting notning ana Knowing mat a Boston ae- tective whom tbey had employed had pre viously seen LaPage and others in tbat part ot tbe neighborhood and satitnsd hinipelf thev bad no hand in tbe murder. they n based him and suspicion fell upon others. Fina'ly, the publio nearly settled down to the conviction tbat tbe murderer would never be known urlsss be should con fess tn after years, and with this belief Miss Hairs lather and sisters removed to Can fornia, where their sons and brothers resid ed, and where Air. Hail has since died. TUE LANGMAID MURDER. On tbe 4th day of October, 1875, at Pem broke, N. II., Josie Langmaid, a young lady attending the academy in tbat town, was murdered andhorriblymutilatcd while pass- ing through a piece of woods between ber lather s bouse and tho school. iNot return- atmgbt, she was missed and a search undertaken by ber lather and the neigh bors. Her poor mut.uted remains were found in tbe wood, thoutth cut all at one time, and tbe atrocity of the crime showed the beastliness ot tbe perpetrator. iae ex citement was even greater than tbat follow ing tbe murder of Miss Bal', and it was ntb ditncuity that the people wno gatneroa bout tbe lockup in the neighboring village of Suncook were restrained from lynching an innocent man upon whom suspicion at tbat time rested. LaPage, who had moved from St. Albans to the town ol Suncook adioininz Pembrooko and obtaintd work as a woodebopper, was arreted soon after and was tried in March, 1670. Evident was introduced showing that he had made iodecent inquiries in reference to, and had loiiowcu, young gins; tnat no naa been on tbe Academy road tbe day be fere tbe murder. and with a stick in bis band, and upon bis overcoat, rest, pantaloons, overalls and bat were found spots of blood. His defence was an alibi, tbat is, ha tried to make out by faulty testimony of other French wood choppers that he was elsewhere on tbe morn ing in question, battheir testimony did not cover the whole timo in which be might have perpetrated tbe deed. Amongst tbe many witnesses against tbs prisoner was Julienne Rousss, a sister of bis wife, whom be outraged and Isft for dead at her home in Canada. Ho used tho mask in this affair as in tbe two otb;rs. To ber evidence excep tion was taken and the lull bench ajciaea it to be another and distinct offence, and so remote as to bo incompetent to show tbe motive in this case, and a stemd trial was granted, which was held in March, 1877. lie was convicted at Iho scjnd trial as ha was at tho first, and sentenced tbe latter time to be hanged un the I5:b day of March, 1678. For the Frea Preu aad Timet. Mr. II codec's Successor, cr o. a. w. Having . settled the Governor question would it not be well for tho Press to take hold of the more important question of Con gressman ? We, nf tbe third district, would like to know who is thought of as Mr. Hendces successor. As one of tbo people, I take tho liberty to suggest that Mr. Hendee should bo his own successor. Unless the office ho holds is intended as a gratification of apiriDg or ambitious xoliticians who are impatiently awaiting their turn, in the dif ferent parts of the district it experience counts for anything as a qualification for dis charging tho duties of the dfficc successfully, is not Mr. Hendee tbe very man to bo his own successor? Have wo ever had a man in Ccngress who has more promptly and heartily responded to the appeals ol his con tituenb, in behalf ot" measures embraced within tho scope of Congressional services? Have not tho few years spent in Congress fitted him to do us mora and better service in tbe future? Have not our aMe Senators acquired influence in tbo councils of the Senate chambers, and a national reputation worthy of them and worthy of us, net only by their eminent ability, but alss by thoir experience 7 Do wo not need juit Mich men in tbe Houso? Doubtless there are worthy a men awaiting the honor, and no ono would be hap pier than I to help them reach the goal of their ambition ; but only a few can bo gratified and is not tho rublic welfare of greater importance? When we have found a man who does us good service an 1 grow ing more and more capable of doing better and better work for us, is it not tho bct policy to keep bim at work in the samo line? How is it that Prentiss, Collaa.er, Phelps, Slude, Foot, Morrill and Kdmunds, and a few others I might name, have come to occupy so high a place among statesmen? Not merely on account of suporior ability, but because we kept them whero their tal ents might tell upon their own fame url bo wrought into the national history. Why not repeat tho experiment? Do thoKO States who aro constantly chang ing their ro preventatives in Congress ever acquire any influence there, except tbo intld enco of party ? Almost anybody wbo could be thought of, or could even think of himself for Congress, would bo intelligent enough to interpret the crack ot the party whip; but aside from his ability to vote according to tbe requirments of party suWrvicney, of what account can anew member be in shaping legislation, unless he is a yery re markable man? Is not experience quite as valuable, as any qualification, except it e pure and upright character, which should ever to preeminent and paramount to all other qualities in a public servant? Mr. Darwin, whose worship "is mostly of the silent sort," says that tbe greatest boon that Heaven ever granted to man is the baboon. iY. J". Herald. "This Spring," tho Cleveland eraWsajs, "party fences have tho top rails off.' There is a good deal of poetry in that re mark of Stanley's to tbo old nero in Zan zibar who asked hioi what he had come to Africa for. "I am come,' said tbe great ex plorer, to cleavo this continent. Teams still crosa on the Ice at Lake George. NUMBER 39. Tne New Hampshire Election. COMMENTS OF TII8 TRESS. From the Concord Monitor. The victory indorses Gov. Prcscott and tne nepuoiican party ol New Hampshire, and tbero it ends. As Hon. Charles II. Bell remarked in hU address on assuming the chairmanship of the Republican State Convention, national issues involving differ ences among Republicans did not belong to the canyoss. We may add tbat President llaycs and his Southern policy were not in issue. The result therefore is neither a Hayes nor an anti-Hayes victory. Those vho distrust and tbose who admire his policy yoted shoulder to shoulder the straight Republican ticket. Our Demo cratic friends are greatly disappointed over iuu lesuii, ana tncir laith in "stm hunt, tactics is thoroughly shattered. From a Concord despatch. The attcmtJ; will be made to show tbat this victory is an indorsement of Hayes, but every ono conversant with the state of things here knows that such is not the case. The Republican vote has been brought out by special effort beinz made to show tbat the President s policy was not an issue in the campaign. Everything considered, this has been a glorious triumph for the Republi cans. The way is paved for a comparatively easy victory next November, and there is no present Ganger ot riew Hampshire being represented by a Democrat in the United Mates Senate. From the Boston Journal. More than any other election for years, it shows that New Hampsblro is reliably Repub lican. The work has been done by New Hamp shire Republicans alone ; and without outside contributions and against a party which ba3 put money into the contest, toe battio has been won. ine vote ol the Prohibition and Greenback candidates indicate the poverty of those movements in New Hampshire. The lormer nas ceased to be regarded as a poli tical issue by sensible men, while tbe prac tical and intelligent voters of the Granite otate bee nothing but greater disaster to in dustry and business in an lniiatcd and irrc acemable paper money. From thd X. V. Tribune. Tbe Democrats had all the advantages of tbe situation. They were united. They had the inspiration of success elsewhere, and of the general belief of their party tbat they are coming into National power. There was no ctlcctive or united opposition, lhe Re publicans haio saved what they have, in spite ot tbe odds against them, simply through tbe tremendous vitality of tbe party organiza tion and the profound popular distrust of the Democrats. These New Hampshire Repub licans are mainly sincere ana disinterested men, who care 'very little for factions or great leaders," but very much for the welfare of the country, which tbey honestly believe will be promoted by the success of their own party. Irom tha Nw York Timi. The Democrats could have carried the day by a change of twenty -five yjtes in a thousand on tbe total vote, or even by drawinc off a thousand RenubHcan votes on side issues. That they have not done more than they have, shows tbat tbe Re publicans of New Hampshire, unlike some ot the party leaders at Washington, still have definite political convictions and a firm attachment to their party associations. Tbero is no reason to suppose that, in this, they differ from the mass of the party throughout the country. From tha Albany Journal. The campaign and election were surround ed from beginning to end with embar rassments. Tbe disappointment with affairs at Washington was calculated to produce indifference. Tbcn, before tho canvass opened Mr. Chandler had the folly to write a letter in which, instead ot con tenting himself with a fair and candid criticism of the mistake which the Admin istration bad made, he wantonly threw weapons into tbe bands ot the opposition. Some men seemed to care less for success than for spite. Tbe Democrats were united and hopeful the Republicans distracted and doubtful, ibe triumph won in the tace of these di Acuities attests the enduring vitality of the Republican party. COKUUESSIOXAI. TOIMCS. TUE 1ISIIERICS AWARD. Mr. Blaine made, on Monday, bis prom ised speech on tbe fisheries award of $5,- UUU.UUU against the united states, lie did not take Usue broadly against paying the award, but contended that it was an outra geously large sum ; that we had been over reached in the butincss by Great Britain, and tbat tbe award was not binding upon the United States because it was not agreed to by all the arbitrators. He said tbat all the fish caught by American fishermen in Cana dian waters were not worth juu,uuu a year ; and that the United States is asked to pay about two millions more than the total value of all tbe fish caught, for the twelve years covered by the Ireaty. Sena tor Dawes said, we get "no thine" for the five million : but Mr. Hamlin thought it might be a point of honor to pay tbe award. As the Canadians, since the" announcement of the award, have exultingly declared that the award covered but half their claims, and tbat tbey might still drive off their shores American fishermen who desired to trade for supplies, cnless a separate quid pro quo were received, the payment, if made, will go sorely against the grain, with those wno pay it. TU LATK DIPLOMATIC AlTOLTMhAT3. In the House. Mr. Hewitt has been shed ding hi dismal beams upon tbe President's diplomatic appointments. Ministers Welsh, Novcs, Comly, Lowell, Kasson and Taylor were all. in his opinion, unfit for their places and should never have been appointed. He did not attribute to any of them personal disqualification ; but Nojes and Comly, min isters respectively to France and the Sand wich Islands, were improperly appointed be causo the President bad known tbem for vears.and had formed a high opinion of their merits and abilities. Mr. Hewitt's theory in regard to this matter seems to be tbat a President should never appoint to office a man of whose qualifications he ha personal knowledge, except, perhaps, some one whom ho has learned to distrust and dislike. UVIL 5ERVKE REIORM. Sunset Cox tried, on Tuesday, to le witty on the subject. Ho gave the following as amusing specimens (chiefly imaginary) of answers given to questions in tbe civil ser vico catechism. One asked was, What Is the duty on brandy of certain degrees of strength ? The answer was, The duty is to drink it. Another question was, ' W hat was the causo of the war of 1S12? An- 9WCr jrrce trade. question " n as Judge Kelley in tbat war, and u so, to whom did he surrender?" Anwer He did." Another question, put to a rather tipsy man was, Who is the present Pres ident of tbe United States?" Answer Rutherford B. Tilden." Ouestion "Do facto or dejure?" Answer 14 Both." This man said he passed owing to the mixed quali ty of tbe liquor ho had drunk, and of the mixed nature of tbe Administration. Mr. n hitthorne. of Tennessee, said Mr. Hewitt, of New York, had advocated civil service reform. What was civil rer vice re form ? He (Whitthorne) was in favor of it, it it meant putting Republicans out of office and Democrats in. Mr. TownsenJ, of New York That's the meaning of it ; that's a ;ood definition." DkUOtRATIC SVCTIOX OX TUE TKEAStRV. Mr. Hale, of Maine, on Tue-day, made , speech in which he met Singleton's pica for cutting down tbe diplomatic service on the seoro of economy, by a statement of the immense sums wnicn measures introduced from the Democratic side would, it passed, take from the treasury. Among them he enumerated the bill to pension noldiers of the Mexican and Indian wars, which would tanc three to seien million dollars a year from tho treasury; the Giddiogs claim, which involved tho principle of paying Southern mail contractors, and which would take about million from the treasury ; the Texas Pacific railroad bill, representing 00,000, 000, to bo assured by the government ; the Miishppi levee bill, involving s'Jj.uvu,- 000; the bill to refund the cotton tax, in volving 00.000.000 : the bill to reopen the old cotton-seizure coses; and tho the bill to abolish tho Southern claims commission. A Washington despatch says; Tbe showing was overwhelming, and tbe effect upon tbe Democratic side demoralizing. The expos ure in regard to the claims for second pay ment for Southern postal contractors left the Democrats very sensitive on the subject of claims, and II tie's whole speech was calcu lated to sorely annoy them. Gold zoes down. Why not? It will not be required as a currency for any purpose in this country after tbe mints grind out a few tons of silver dollars. Ocdensburg Journal. Tsi term of office of the Earl of Dufferin, as Governor-General of Canada, will shortly expire, and tbe Canadians are all expecta tion as to whom the fates and Disraeli will send them as a successor. Tbe name of the Duke of Manchester has been mentioned, and one of the Princes of the blood bos been a subject of gossip. The Governor-General is a mere figure-head. He can do no public act without the advice cf his Ministers. He is nothing if not ornamental ; and tbe Earl of Dafferin may be said to be a model Governor-General. He receives $50,000 a year, and does not make the salary the means of adding to his private fortune. It is asserted by Engli-h correspondents that England will not enter the conference, unless the whole treaty tdiall be submitted to it for consideration. But it Is quite certain that Russia will not yield what England de mands, not even If Disraeli and his followers actually declare war- A war between Eng land and Russia is not impossible, for tbe people of both countries seem eager for it. In England, we can see this in the mob dem onstrations against pcaco meetings in Lon don. In Russia, the war feeling among the people is said to be even stronger than in England. In both countries, the fighting mood is getting to be unreasonably warm. Both countries arc xnakiog diligent prepara tions for war. The New York Trtbune printed, the other day, a communication from Thnrlow Weed, in which he mentioned as worthy of fre quent reprinting, and copied once more in his communication, a description of the person of Jesus, given in a letter of one Lentulus to the Roman Senate. It may have occurred to some j-ersons that it is very strange that more has not been made by scholars, of such a description of the face and form of the Saviour by a profane writer of his own time. The explanation of this is that tbe letter of Lentulus is a not very clever forgery. It was produced in the 15th century by some Latin writer; was pro nounced spurious by scholars of that cen tury, and has been universally so regarded up to our time. Of tbe various features which mark it as a forgery, but one need be men tioned here. Lent u las is designated, in the original Latin of the epistle, "President of tho Jerusalemitea." No such Roman officer ever existed. The title of the governor of Jadca was Procurator. Complete lists of these Roman magistrates exist, and tbe name of Lentulus is not among tbem. Mr. Weed is probably stronger on New York politics than on matters of ancient history and scholarly research. Oca correspondent "O. G. W. mentions some reasons whj Hon. Geo. W. Hendee should be retained as Representative of this district in Congress. Tbe source from which these suggestions come makes it evident that they are not inspired by Mr. Hendee. They put tbe case wholly from the side of the people, and there is obvious force In the points thus made. Nothing, we believe, has as yet appeared indicating that Mr. Hendee intended to crowd himself forward as a candidate for the succession. On the other hand, there is no reason to suppose that Mr. Hendee would not be willing to continue to represent the district if a ma jority of the Republicans of tbe district desire him so to do. His attitude, we pre sume, is the honorable ono of leaving it wholly to the people to say whether he shall continue to serve them or not, in tbe position which he has certainly filled with good ability and great fidelity. Individual inter ests are of small account, in a matter of this kind. The public good and public prefer ence must govern the choice, and it is time that such preference should be shaping Itself and finding expression. Tne habitual drunkenness of certain Dem ocratic members of the House of Represent atives is assuming the proportions of a Na tional scandal. Oa Thursday, Beverly Douglas, of Virginia, after visiting the re porters gallery In search of a correspon dent who bad described his usual condition, and whom he threatened to kill, but fortu nately did not find, appeared on the floor of the House and began some tipsy interrup tions of a member who was making a peech. Tbe presiding officer (in Commit tee of the Whole), Mr. Cox, endeavored in vain to stop him ; he refused to heed the vigorous uc of the gavel and other efforts of the chair to pre serve order, and when the Sergeant-at- Arms came to the rescue, he struck at that official several times. It was only when a numborof Democratic members gathered around and succeeded In drawing their associate into the cloak-room, that it was possible for the business of the House to proceed. A Washington despatch savs : There b' of expelling Mr. Doug las; but it vil amount to nothing." An other correspondent says : "The Democrats seem to overlook and condone the circum stance, for there have been few days since tbe October session began that some Demo crat has not been drunk upon the floor of the House.' Congressional. In the Senate, on the 13th, Mr. Matthews having moved to print a communication of the Secretary of the Interior, in regard to timber depredations In Montana Territory on Public Lands, in the Rtcord, Mr. Blaine said that the Senator was asking an extra ordinary privilege to hav a department re port printed in the Record. Mr. Morrill said that since the organization of the Gov ernment we have had laws for the protec tion of timber lands, and tho Senate should not fall out with an executive officer for at tempting to enforce these laws, Mr. Mat thews said he would read tbe document imself, and proceeded to do so. Upon the conclusion of the reading Mr. Blaine said that during the early part of the Winter te received sevcril private letters from friends in Montana complaining of the ncjust action of the Secretary of the Interior. The people of that Territory had been vL-ited by a secret PT. who inspected their wood-piles and and asked them $1 per cord stum page far the wood cut. Tbey agreed to ray a fair price, and a commission decided that 15 cents per cord stum page was just , yet the Secretary of the Interior exacted 1 per cord, lhe SecreUry did not happen to be a native of this country, but that was not his fault, and he did not mention it as a reproach. He was from tho kingdom of Prussia, which was 150,000 .square miles less In extent than the territory of Mon tana. Tbe Secretary ol the Interior, perhaps from his boyhood's intinct applied to tbe Territory of Montana the land laws ot Frusta and not the land laws which bai been used in the settlement of tbo United States. It was a thing conceded by the Government that the hardy pioneer who went forward and bore tbe flag should have the air, the water and the wood. At $1 per cord turn ra 20 the woodland in I on tana wouia be worth $1,100,000,000. Since this debate it has been explained on tbe part of the secretary tbat the timber seized was taken frem peculators and saw milLs. and not from settler. In tbe House. Mr. Reagan, of Texas, ex plained tbe proposed payment of mail-route OJntrdctors in the Confederate States for services rendered previous to tbe Tar He had read an extract from his first report as 'ostmastcr-lieneral ot the Contedcracy, to show that be had Wen correct in stating tbat be bad directed mail contractors to con tinue their service under contract with the nited States. He confes-cd to having for- cottcn the subsequent legislation on the sub ject. He hoped that the Houso would not consider that he had been dealing unfairly or disingcnously with it. Mr. Conger, of iHiunigan, rcpiieu turn uu ui-i-vn-u uis kx plana! ion for whatever that gentleman might consider it worth. Still the charge remained unanswered ; tbat gentlemen on tbe other ride who were familiar with the legislation of the Confederate Congress and who mut have known that over $S06,000 had been appropriated by that Congress to pay these contract, were silent upon" that fact. The cheek of the GoIdes of Liberty on the new dollar is very fine, bat we do. wish had a oiusn on ii. aujaio Axprtss.