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7H2 GTOHASE3 0? MOSCOW.
& 7a'.s c: tit Eaplra Unior Tetsr tha
Tiin orxMAKEi: and Tnc moke.
The time at which wo opeu our stonr is
mul-wiiiter, and towards tho close of tho (
(wciitcenth centwry. KiiBsia had passed
throngh the Ions and liitter ordeal f na
tional night. The Tartar yolo had been
worn till the very lonos of the nation
were galled ; and when this was thrown j
otf civil dissensions and insurrections
commenced. The Poles and Swedes plun
dered the couutrv. and amid general tn-
mult and confusion soino half dozen men
wore claiaaringfor the tlirou. At leugth
n few nut no tic citizens, plexurtuj; every
thing they held dear on earth to the
cause ef freedom from this curse of anar
chy, and headed by a noble prince- and an
humble, patriotic butcher, made a bold
stand to save the country. Moscow was
retaken, and Michael ltomauofi was
choeu Czar ; and this illustrious family
eiill occupies the imperial throne. And
now the day of Russian greatness dawned ;
but tho sun was not fairly up the broad
light opened not upon the empire until
Fetor came to the throne.
In the department of tho Sloboda the
suburbs of Moscow and very near tho
river Moskwa. stood an humble cot. the
exterior of which betrayed n neatness of
arrangement and show of taito that more
thin made up for its pmallucss of size.
Nor was it so very small in fact, but only
iu contrast ; for near at hand about it
stood many 1-irge, shabby, dirty-looking
structures that overlooked the prim cot,
as bleak mountains may loot down upon
a verdant MIL And within, this cot was
as neat as without The two apartments
in front, one of which was only used in
winter, were furnished not only with neat
ness, but with a fair show of ornament
and luxury. J tack of these were a large
cooking and dining-room, and two small
bedrooms; and back still from these was
an artisan's shop, and other out-build-
iug-i. This shop was devoted to the man
ufacture of firearms, mostly. Some
swords, and other edged weapons were
made hero upon special application.
The gunmakcruow stood by his forge,
watching the white smoke as it curled up
toward- the throat of the chimney. lie
was a young man, not over threo-aud-twenty,
and possessed a frame of more
than ordinary symmetry and hiuseular
developement. lie was not large not
above medium size but a single glaueo
at the swelling chest.the broad shoulders,
and the sinewy ridges of the bare arms,
told at once that ho was master of great
physical power. His features were regu
lar yet strongly marked, and eminently
handsome ; his brow, which was full and
high, was half coxered by the light brown
cutis that wared over it; while his eyes,
which were of a bright, brilliant, deep
gray in color, lent a cast of genius to the
intellect of the brow. His name was Ru-
ric Xevel. His father had been killed in ,
the then late war with the Turks, and the
on, leaving his mother with a sufliciency I
of sustenance, went to Spain soon after
the bereavement. There he found work
in the most noted armories ; and now,
well versed iu the trade, ho had returned
to his native city to follow his calling,
and support his mother.
Xear by btood a boy Raul IVcpon a
bright, intelligent lad, some fifteen years
of age, who had bound himself to the
gunmaker for the purposu of learning tho
art. His hair and his eyes were daiker
than his muster s, and if ho lvossessed not !
so much sound intellect, he did surely j
possess an unwonted dagreo of keen, I
ipiick wit, and a priiicipid of nnswerxing ;
The snn had been some time lelowthe
horizon, and the only light of any con
sequence that mad tilings partially visi-
ble within the shop came from tho dull I
blaze of the coals on the forge, as Raul! "You l-axo been caught iu a severe
ever and anon Ihho down upon the brake , storm, good father," taid the youth, after
that moved the bellows. Suddenly Ruric his guest had somewhat recovered from
ftarted back from the forgo as his mind j the effects of tho cold,
broke from tho deep rcvene iutowhich he i "Aye that hat I, my son," the monk
had fallen, and having bade his boy to ) returned, in a deep, rumbling tone. "1
see that matters were all properly dis- left tho Kremlinthismoniingjittlo thitik
Iosed for tho night, ho turned towards! ing of such a change. This storm has
the door, and was soon in the kitchen, commenced since I started on my retnni.
where his mother had supper all prepared i About half a mile from here my horse got
and set out J foundered in the snow, and 1 left him
Claudia Novel was a noble-looking wi- n holiest i-easant. and then started
man, and the light of her still handsome mflk' the rest of my w ay on foot : but
countenance was never brighter than
when gazing upon her boy. She had
seen the snows of fifty winters, and if
they had left some silver upon her head,
and some acre-marks upon her face, the
Euushiuo of as many summers had left
her with a thankful,loxing heart, and a
prayerful, hopeful sonL
"ft is snowing again, faster than ever,"
remarked Paul, as lie took his seat at the
"Ah," returned Ruric, resting his knife
a few moments while ho bent Ins ear to
listen to tho voice of the storm, "I had
hoped 'twould snow no more for the pres
ent. The snow is deep cnougli now. And
how it blows !"
"Never mind." spoko tho dame, in a
trustful, easy tone, "it must storm when
it lteteth, and wo can only thankGod that
we have shelter, and pray for those who
"Amen!" responded Ruric, feneutly.
After this the trio remained some min
utes tihnt, seeming to lo busy in listen
ing to the storm-notes that came jealing
about tho cot. Tho wind was high, and
the enow now came dashing upon the win
dows with a dreary, melaucholx sound.
The meal was at length eaten, "and the
table set back, and shortly afterwards
Paul retired to his ltd. It was his wont
to retire early, for he roi betimes to build
the fires and prepare for the Ialrora of the
Ruric drew his chair close up to the
fireplace, and leauing against tin Jam he
bowed his head and ion(lered again. This
had become a habit with him of late.
Sometimes ho would Bit thus during a
whole hour without bi leaking, or exen
jmoving, and his mother did not interrupt
him. as she supposed ho might be boh ing
some mechanical probloui that had arisen
to bother him. Rut thtbe fits of thought
hd "become too frequent, too lengthy.aud
too moody, for such a hypothesis, and
the good woman was forced to believe
that they xrero caubed by something more
remote than the business of the foigu or
the lathe. Tho youth imw bat with his
brow resting upon his hand, and his eyes
bent upon the hearth. Tor half an hour
he had not mox'ed, and his face wore an
anxious, troubled look.
"Ruric, my son," sKke tho mother, at
length, in a low, kind tone, "what is it
that occupies your thoughts so much V"
The young man started and turned his
gazeujion his mother.
"Did you sieidv to me, mother ?' he
asked, after having recalled his mind to
things about him.
"Yes, my loy," the said. "I did sH'ak
to you. I asked yon what it was that oc-cuph-d
As .hcFjHfke thus she moved her seat
closo to where Ruric bat, and placed her
hand uoii Ins ami.
"Tell me, my buy," she added, in a
low, itfTPiissiw tone, "what is it that
dwells thus np'tii your mind.
Rune reached out and took his mother's
hand, and liming gazed for some moments
into her face, he said :
"1 v.va thinking and I have been
thinking much of late, my mother of
of ltosalind Valdai."
Claud in Xevel started as hei heard that
name, and for the whil the color forsook
"What, my duar boy w hat of lit r have
you thought?" she asked tremulously.
"What, but of one thing could I thnik,
my mother? You have seen her?"
"And you have marked the grae the
lovelincbs tho surpassing beauty of the
noble girl ?"
"I know she is beautiful, my sou ; and
also that she is go! -at least, so I think."
"Then what but low- could mmo me
with deep thought of her' Oh, my
mother, I do !oe hi r. I I..-,.- her with
the whole strength of in In ri ud soul."
"Alas, my Rune, she wdl necr dure
love thee. '
"You know not that," the youth fpiick
ly rep i''d. Ins eyes bunting deeply, and
his ojteu brow 11 nihing. "J)id I not
know sl-e loved me, bo sure I would
never here allowed my thoughts such
range u were children toguner, an.i
were children together, mid
evfUtN''.we loved. I ale has dealt Uil- i
ferfutU by us in the years that have
passi ii since iiioso chimiioo! nines ; mu 1
yet I am sure her hno for me is not I "Xo," said Valdimir with a shake of ' have ununited. Rune pondeutl Unu
changed, save as increasing age must tho head. And then, with a moie serious tln a few moments, and he matin up Ins
change all the emotions of our natuiPH t hflile iimii Iiis fnc-. Hi1Nl--I.r-t lliis 1 'inl ttint In would n no account yield
into dejier, stronger lights and shades." 1jow. 1 will 'not deny to vou that 1 "n 'dom to the stmngo demand thus nntde
"Rut think, my boy: You a mere ar- there may be somo f-nmiuls r 0ur IM,n
tisan;she the olNpring of nobility and Grange fancies; but 1 assure vou mrt "Sir Count," he said, calmly and firm
thewcrdof aduk'-astem, cold, pioud 1 M,ernlly that until last night I nevi r lv, "ou have plainly si Hied" v.nirn,
11 MiVN.11 miiPi jn.imwM.1 via i
station only as harsh masters look uimhi
their beasts of burden. I fear you will
find little else but misery in such a course
"At least, my mother, I will see Rosa
lind; and if he loves me as I love her,
and if she would accept my hand"
"Hush, my 1 my. Do not cherish such
hopes. Why sh mid she mate with thee
when the richest
nobles of the land
would Kiirpl K'Nir hand. I
"Hold cried Rnnc, starting to his
feet his hiedsomp face Hushed, and his
bright eye burning. "Speak not thus,- 1
at least, not now. I utter not myself, j
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hut I claim a soul as pure, and a heart as
noble, as any man in tho land. My
uiiiul ia as clear ; my hopes aro as high
mv ambition as true to real trreatnesa,
and inv will as firm, as am of them. If
Rosalind seeks tho love of a true heart,
and the protection of stout arms and d
termiued success, then I fear not to
place myself by the side of any suitor in
i no ianu. jsut it sue seeks immeaiate
wealth, and the glitter for some hiffli
sounding title, then ah, I know she does
not. ltut let it pass now ; I will see tier.
Claudia would not opposo the wishes
of her son. and she said no more upon
the subject. For a while nothing further
was said, until liunc remarKcd upon tne
increasing lorco ot tne storm.
"Hark?" exclaimed his mother, bend
iug her ear in a listening attitude. Was
that a knock upon our door?"
"Surelv no ono is out such a night
that could seek shelter here, continued
"You must have-
The xouth did not finish his sentence.
for at that moment tho knock camo bo
loud that it was not to be mistaken.
The youth caught up the caudle and
hastened to the door. He opened it,
but the blast came roaring in, whirling a
cloud of snow into Ruric's face, and ex
tinguishing the light at once.
"Is there any ono here?" the (run
maker asked, bowing his head and shield
ing his eyes from the driving snow with
"Yes," returned a voice from tli
btygiau darkness. "In Heavens name
let me in, or I shall perish."
"Then follow ouicklv." said Ruric.
"Here, give me your luind. There now
The vouth found the thicklv-clovcd
hand gloved with the softest fur and
having led the invisible applicant into
the hall, ho closed tho door, anil then
led the way into the kitchen. As soon as
the candle was re-lighted Ruric turned
and gazed upon the new-comer. He was
n monk and habited something like one
of the Black Monks of St. Michael. He
was of medium height, and pohscssed a
rotundity of person which was comical to
lu.Ti.tM ' II.. vo, MmJ .muwO.lW'
' waddled about with laughable steps.
His huge, black robe, which reached
from hi chin to his toes, was secured
about the waist with a sash of the same
color, and the snow, which lav unon his
shoulders and back, presented a striking
contrast. Ruric brushed away the snow
with his own hand, and bavin? taken his
xisitor'ts thick fur bonnet, the latter took
a seat near the fire.
Refore a word was spoken, the youth
ful host carefnllj- examined his guest's
features; anil the latter seemed equally
desirous of discovering what manner of
people he had fallen in with. Tho monk's
face was a peculiar one. The features
were very dark and prominent, and al
most angular iu their strongly-marked
outlines. His brow was very fair
mental development, and his eyes were
dark and brilliant. The slight" circle of
hair that cscai ted from beneath tho tight
skun-cap which lie returned upon his
hcad, was somewhat tiuced with silver.
though his face did not betray such ad
vanced age as this silver hair would bcem
1 leekoned wildly. The driving storm
blindisl me, and the piling drifts unal
lowed me up at ceiy dozen steps. Mv
body is not ery well adapted to sucli
work, lia, ha, ha I Kut I saw your
light, and I determined to seek shelter
here for the night. Ry St Michael, but
this is a most severe stoim! et you aro
"Aye, father, we try to be comfortable,"
taid Ruric. "My mother could hardly
eurvhe a winter in home of the dwellings
which tud heraltouts."
The monk made no answer to this save
a soil of commendatory nod; and shortly
afterwards the youth naked :
"Do you belong here in the city, good
"Aye at present I do," the monk ro
plied. And then, with a smile, he add
ed: I suppose you would like to know
whom ou have thus received? My name
is Valdimir, and my home is wherever I
may chance to be on God's heritage. At
present I am residing here in Moscow.
There could you ask me to Ik) more
Ruric smiled, but he made no direct
reply. He was to deeply interested in the
face of the monk to enter with much
eagerness into conversation. At length
the guest asked if he could be accommo
dated with some sleeping-place, and be
ing answered intke affirmative, tho .youth
lighted another candle and conduct wd
him to a chamber which was located di
rectly over the kitchen, and which was
very well warmed bymeauslof seund iron
tubes that connected with the furnace be
low. "Mother," said Ruric, as soon as ho
had returned to the kitchen, "who is that
"How should I know?"
"Rut have you never Been him before?"
Ruric asked, in an earnest, eager tone.
'l cannot tell, my son. His face most
surely cills up some bt range emotions in
my mind, but I think 1 never taw him
"And y t ho seems familiar to me,"
tho sou resumed. "Those eyes I surely
have seen before, but tt save my soul I
cannot remember when or where."
And so Ruric pondered and pondered,
but to 110 a ail. After ho hud retired to
his lied ho lay awake and thought of the
strange faco; and all through tho night
his dreams wen but startling visions of
the llluek Monk.
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When Ruric came down in the morning
he found tho monk already then, and
brtakfast neaily lead v. Tho monk
seemed busy with thoughts of his own,
and Ruric was wholIycngrosHed in study
ing the strange man's features, and iou
dering uhiii the aiioti.s doubts and sur
mises that hail cut led his mind. After
the meal was oer the monk accompanied
tho gunmaker to his shop, and there he
yu Jit some time 111 examining the quaint
articles of machinery that weio used in
the immufaetureof arms.
Ituiic was engaged in llninhiug a pair
of pistols, mid for some minutes the
lmmk Imd stcrd silently by his sido
watching his moemeuts.
At length tho youth stopped iiihiswork
and laid the pistol down.
"Kxcuse iuc, good father," he said,
rather neivously, at the same time look
ing his visitor in the fsee ; "but 1 mimt
abkyou a qui stion. Win re havn I een
"How should I know ?" the monk ait
swered, with a smile.
"Why," lesumcd Rune, with some
hesitancy, "I knew not but you might
enlighten me. Ihavesuielv seen 3011
"And are there not hundreds whom joit
have seen in this gieat city -ae, thousands-
-whom you might iccognize as ou
"Ah -it may be so; but not like this.
TIw.i.. i.iui- 1... tlx... farv I wi.lll.1
recollect to have se 11, but not one of
them would excito een a passing emo- ,
lion in my wnil. Rut your faco calls up
somo iuweifnl emotion--some staitlmg I
Il(ry ,r llie ,,)lMt uli(., M,Hieis
Who m vm r.il,, ..-' Wind
ytiH ? where have we met b. foru? Was
jt in Spam i
c.imej iiitiirect companionship with oii 1
before, at any rate, not to my knowl I
edge. You hae acted tho i bod Saimiri-
ti ti towards me, and I hope 1 may some
line return the favt
"Xo, iio,"quiekly responded theyouth; '
'if you return it, then it will be n faor
no more. 1 have only done for you what
iiv .,. kl,.,nll .1-. r,.r iu.iMi..r
aud hi far from needim; thanks for my
w.rvi.e 1 would rutln-r (Tiv.i lliiit for the
ocf.n,ion, for I know of no source of joy I
Wl mro ,,,,.1 imcmtaminated ns the feel- 1
, i the s.nl which tells us we have I
done a good act." !
The dark mouk reached forth and took.
tho youthful artisan's hand, and, with
more than ordinary emotion said:
Yon touch theharn-Mtrintrsof the soul
with a noble hand, my sou; and if any
deed of kindness can gno me joy it will
bo a deed for you. We may meet again,
nud until then I can only say, God blcsa
and prosper thee."
Willi these wonts the moiiK i;irneu
away, and ere Ruric could coi, nnind
presence of mind knough to follov him
he had gone lrom the house, me youwi
wished to say something, but ami t the
varied emotions that went leaping th-ough
his mind he could gather no concteti
After the monk hasgone Ruric i-turn
ed to his bench and resumed his wtrk,
He asked his 1kv if ho had ever set n the
strange man bcfoie, but Paul only bl..ofc
his head, and answered dubiously.
"What do vou mean?" the gunm. ker
asked, looking the uy m lace. J"
think vou hae seen him before?"
'I cannot tell, my master. I may h ive
seen him before, and I may not. Rut
surely you would not suppose that my
memory would serve you better than
your ow n."
Ruric was not fully assured by this
answer, lie gazeu mio l-aui s iacc, ana
ho uncied he detected some now oi in
telligence there which had not been
spoken. But he resolved to ask no more
piestions at present, no Jiau ashea
enough, he thought, upon such a subject,
and he made up his mind to bother him
self no more about it. feclinc sure if his
boy knew anything which would bo for
his master s interest to Know u wouiu
communicate d in duo season. So he ap
plied himself anew to his work, and at
noon uie pibioi were iiiiimhu.
Toward themiddle oitheatternoou, iusi
as Ruric had finished tempering some
parts of a guu-lock, the back door of his
shop was ojened and two men entered.
They were young men, dressed iu costly
furs and both of them stout and good
looking. The gunmaker recognized them
the Count Conrad D.imoiioll and his
friend Stephen Ur7cn.
"I think I speak with Ruric Xevel,"
said tho connt, mowng forward.
ion do " returned Kunc, not at nil
surprised by the visit, since people of all
classes wen! in the habit of calling at his
place to order arms.
Tho count turned a shade paler than
lief ore, and his nether lip trembled ; but
Kiinc thought that might o tho result
f coming from the cold into a warm at
mosphere. Howecr, he was soon un-
ileceivcd, tor ttie count s net reniaiK was
You are acquainted with the lady
Ros.ilind Valdai?" he said.
I am," answered Ruric, now begin
ning tit wonder.
Well. sir. lCFiimcd JJamonofi. with
much haughtiness, "ivrhaps my business
can be quickly and satisfactorily settled.
It is my desire to make me tiaoy uosa-
md my wile.
Rune Nevcl started at these words, and
10 clasped his hands to hide their tremu-
ousness. Rut ltewas not long dehating
upon an answer.
And why have vou come to mo with
this information, sir?" ho asked.
You should know that already. Do
vou not love the lady?"
"Sir Count, you ask mo a strange
uestion. What right hae you to ques-
iou me upon such a theme.'
"Tho licht that every man has to pave
the way for his own rights," replied
DamouotT, sharply. "Rut if you choose
not to answer, let it pass. I know you do
love the lady. And now I ask you to re
nounce all claims to her hand."
"Sir Count, you tongue runs into
strange moods of speech. renounco all
claims to Rosalind Valdai's hand? Was't
so you meant ?"
"Aye, sir precisely so."
"Perhaps vu will inform me what
claims I may have in that quarter,
iuric replied, with some iremuiousncsfi 1
m his tone, for the cry subject was ono 1
that moved him deenlv.
"Ruric Xevel, you shall not say that I
did not make myself fully understood,
and hence I will explain." Tho count
spoke this as speaks a man who feels that
he is doing a very condescending thing,
Hiid in tho bamotoue he proceeded : "The
Lady Rosalind is of noblo parentage, und
very wealthy. Mv own station and
wealth arc equal with hers. My station,
at all events. Sho may possess the un
divided right to more property than I do.
Rut that matters not. I love her, and
must have her for my wife. I hae been
to see tho noble duke, her guardian, and
he objects not to my suit. Rut h in
fonned mo that there was one inqtedi
ment, aud that was herhne for you. He
knows full well as I know, and as all
must know that she could never become
your wife; but yet he is anxious not to
mterfeio too much against her inclina
tions. Ho a simple denial from you, to
tho ofTect that you can never claim her
hand, is all that is necessary. You un
derstand me, I trust. Wo seek this only
for the fair lady's own good. Of course,
you must bo aware that the dnko would
never consent to her union with you ; and
yet he would wish to have your denial tn
show to Rosalind when he announces his
decision. I hae a paper here all drawn
up, and all that will be necessary is sim
ply your signature. Here it is only a
plain, simple avowal on your part that
vou haeno hojtes nor thoughts of seek
ing the hand of the lady in marriage."
As the count spoke he drew a paj,er
from the Imihoiu of his maiteu doubKt,
and hitting opened it he handed it to
wards the gunmaker. Rut Ruric took it
not. He drew back and gazed the 'n
to r sternly in the face.
"Sir Count." he ried, hi a tone full of
noble indignation, "what do ou sup
Iose I am? Do you mean to tell mo that
Olga. Duke of Tula, has commissioned
you to obtain such a lcuunciatioii of
"Stephen," sjniko the count, turning to
his companion, "you heaid Jhe fristi no
tions the duke gave mo this morning?"
"Aye, returned Urznn, dirts-ting his
speech to Kuric. "I did hear; and you
have stated the tse plainly."
"I may be as much surprised as your
self," 1 chi 111 let I the count, haughtily, ".it
this strange taste of tho duke. Why he
should scik this signal fiom you 1 can
only imagine iqnm his desire to call up
110 icgrt ts in thehosom of his fair ward.
He knows that she was once intimate
with you, and that she now feels a warm
friendship for yon. Por her sake be
would hao this signal from you."
"Rut how for her sake?" asked Kuric.
"Why," returned I Umoitolf, "do you
not see? Rosalind, iu tho simplicity of
her heart, may think that you -a that
you might claim lit r love; and out of
pine principle grant it to you simply be
causo you were the fiiwt claimant."
t I neer clainud In r love," said
Ruric, warmly."If she love i-e, hc
hues me from her own heait. With Um
noble duke I inner spoke but once, and
then ho camo hcicfor int to tern per his
sword. If you would marry with tho
lady, do ho; and if you seek help in the
work, seek it fiom tin wo who huo Home
power iu the matter."
"You mistake, sir," said the count,
hotly. "I seek not r now. I only
setk 11 simple word fiom one who may
hae somo influence uvni as a begnr,
having saed tho life of u king, may,
through roal gratitude, wield an inllu-
1 Mice. Will you sign the paper?
I Xow, all this seemed eiy strange to
I Rune, and hn knew that thcio was somc-
thing behind tho curiam which he was
I not permitted to know. Ilo knew ti
proud aiul biuoooin duke wen enough to
know that ho n t r would hac sent such
a 1111 hmigii a- una nut Horn homo oesign
hud 3 t apMaie.l. hi shoit,
ho could not undt rstauilthe mallei at all.
It looki-d dark and complex ; Mich eon
duct was in dutct colli 1 ict withlho natuie
ill lb' tmoi f 1 1 nit whom it now iikim 11 red
position, an. I I will as plainly answer.
emmet sitrn the paoer.
"Ha'"gaspd DamonoU", m quick pas-
mon. "Do you lefusu?
l'ora few moments the count gazed
into Hunc's face, as though ho doubted
the evidence d his own senses.
"It is the duke's command, hcsiid, at
I ho Duke of Tula holds 110 power of
cum man 1 out me," was the giuimuki rs's
calm n ply.
"P-ewafe! Once mom I sav. SiMi this
"You but wuwtu your bresth. Sir
Count, in speaking thus. You hae my
Rvluavens. Ruric Novel, you shall
sign this:" the count ened madly.
"Rut look you, mu ah! Here is my
whole future of life based upon my hopes
of union with this fair til rl. Her guar
dian bidj me get Una paper oi you ero i
can have her baud. And now, do you
think I'll civo it up so easily? Xo 1 I'll
have your name to this, or I'll have your
"Xow your tongue runs away with you,
Sir Count! I have given you my answer.
Ro sure that only ono man on earth can
prevail upon me to place my name upon
"And who is he?"
I mean tho emperor."
"Rut vou will Bitrn it 1" hissed Damon-
off, turning pale with rage. "Here it is
siirn ! If you would live sitrn!"
"Pei haps ho cannot write," snggebted
"Then ho may make his mark," rejoin
ed the count, in the sumo contemptuous
"It micht not renuiie much more urg
ing to induce me to make my mark in a
manner not at an ngreeauio 10 you, sir,
the youth retorted, with his teeth now
set "and the dark veins upon his brow-
starting more plainly out "You have
come upon my premises, and you have
sou :h t vour pun lose. You now hae
your answer, and for your own sake for
my sauc l hegyou to ieae me. ine
above we publish as a specimen chapter;
but the continuation of this story will be
found :n tho N. Y. Ledger. ABk for the
number dated Jan. 10, which can now be
had at any news ofhee or book-store.
If you aro not within reach of a news
ofliVc. you can hae the Ledger mailed to
you for one year by sending three dollars
to Robert Ronner, 'publisher, 182 William
street. Aew iork.
Senator Morrill recently in the Senate in
troduced ey-Oovernor" Dillingham of Ver
mont to Senator Hamlin of Maine, and was
surprised almost to tears to see the two old
chaps embrace each other and et hum
Paul" and "Hannibal T They were old
Mr. Alexander Stuart ot the Xcw York
firm of R. L. it A. Stuart, died Tuesday-, aged
CD. The firm of R. L&A. Stutrt was at
one time the most prominent among the
sugar merchants f Xcw York. I'vcry year
they made oer forty' million pound of
sugar, and from 1101 to 1873 sold nearly
3G,000,(XK) worth. Tor forty years, it is
said, the brothers had given to religious and
charitable objects an average of td00,(KKa
year. Their gifts were usually made in the
name of R. I. A; A. Stuart, for the brothers
consulted each other in regard to their dona
tions. About two years ago they built a hall
for the Princt ton Theological Seminary that
cost 1(10,000. They also Ikiught the Potter
residence, adjoining Princeton College, pay
iug $4(1,(100 for it, and presented it to the
college as a resilience for the president.
Alexander Stuart on several occasions drew
his check for $25,000 for home missions and
a like amount for foreign missions. With
all th'ir liberality they shunned publicity in
making donations, and when a paragraph oc
casionally appeared in regard to some act of
benevolence it seemed to annoy them loth.
The wealth of the brothers "has Ix-cn es
timated at $10,000,000, all their property le
ing owned together in common.
Irwin Russell, a dialect writer who has
frequently contributed to icrt'biur's Maga
zine ami other ivriodicals, died suddenly at
Xcw Orleans Tuesday night. He was a man
of irregular habits, but wrote some very
Toi! things. Ijist August he went to Xew
Orhans from New York as a stowaway on
the steamer ICuiekerlmcker, since which time
he has earned a precarious living by writing
fnr t,(, vxeM born at Port
utmn yylVtwt a Liwycr bv profession.
and was "S years oh!.
It is said that I. S. (.rant, Jr..
the son of
(h'lieral (Irani, will le married to the daugh
ter of Mr. James C. Flood, the San Francisco
millionaire, at San Francisco, next Feb
ruary. (leneral Sherid-in's ailment is an iffwtion
of the lungs, which lias been giihtlyaj
cra rated by the bitter winter weather of
Chicago, ami. it is thought, will force him to
go to some Southern station.
We are sorry to learn that John P. How
ard, 11- j , has I1cs.11 extremely ill in Iomlon.
The Continental (Jazette of Paris, In its issue
of Dee. 4th, says: "Mr. John P. Howard
of Xew Yoik, well-known in Paris, has
lieen suffering try severely from an attack
of paralysis for more than a wetk. His con
dition, which was very' low indeed, is now
improving, and we arc happy to inform Iih
friends all over Europe ot this welcome
news. As we go to press wc learn that a
consultation of eminent doctors, headed by
the celebrated Dr. Rrown Sequard, lias just
t akin place, the result of which contlnns the
aim cable news given aliove."
THC DESIRE OF NATIONS.
BY BUU0I 1RTRTK CI EVtl N1('11E, 1. l.
I will nhiilto iilt natlni un-1 the desire of all hh
tluns sIihII euuie."
"In Hclbletieirt of Jnde4.
There went lurin a Uem-e fmui fwsdr Aifu
Ibdt nil tlte WulKI sin u 1. 1 furulUJ.
Muijt no EmjLth Vrittn,
liiK-e, on the IuitHrll 1'alatlne,
1 liode un-hes of iu prtde uruuu1,
1 tro-e lUat iiutuiKT to divine
tiere once Auieitus might he (otinJ,
Scttliiif hit Miguel to it t roll
That all ttie nalluii HliwiiM ruroll.
"Tnaslut til whim : iw hi done, ino'cr ;
I lie 'ill lillud Uvitihtt tint er kiittw
Tiut wlial lie ilid foi ei ernior
Stiould wmud itit hoiM-h Ide imllunt tliroiijk ;
Tli Jt thus the Aft of t'loml w melons I,
And Nutua and lild iijmia duitoaed.
Ai o'er tho arkir'ri 1 livquerM ioar.l
'I lie itur troop aro iiioed at will,
Ho 1'iPnar Het-H Un Hov'rfiea Ard
All lau.U wttli liable and motion till :
IIm drt-aiiis not tltat liU nnu proud tiaui
ili e at a miffhtuT lxrd'n rotumand.
lie ilrcunu not, tic wlioic nod Is deaili.
Far dir. t lie hjrian liilli amid,
'1 titre ta a uiaid of Nazaretti,
lii a HNr Joiner's t-otlago hl.l.
Kor wlioiu lifaetit ttiti world astir.
For tlini that Hhall le boriiof her.
A m rod b th .ldcrs radiant twlnci.
So, tuna bit Ih roup ot power and inlde,
1 1n blglinat 1 Hprrad la tliouaud lines
l i i it and i ant, ufar and wide ;
And at tlH-ir inanl-r'n tnn k tlrt done ;
'1 liroiili all I In wotlJ bit lii-tald-t iuu.
tio'X lurtli that idu t near and fitr,
ln-rt hi cilf red tiatrajts ow 11 Ma dw ay ;
htrt lUuiiiH-') tlrn t bat harians are,
W liete KhoiM'Hiid Kiuiiw uruiie tbtlr w'4 ;
To Him in and Hnt.ilil aoiind the rail.
Tin l.titbl.ia'H lt-.t and 1 tcm Haul.
It Hli.tkrt all uatioiH, utndrIrnuylit
It Hoiks uiiifenJi liovati'H u 111,
For thus the itranant iti.UJ Ih Itnutglit
From .Nazart lb to Jiatld'a hill ;
And thin it fnim-s ot Da Id'a stnn
'1 lie 4 hi ml w as l-rn la lluthlclifiii '.
L'les Rv :
Aunt Iiit ( nar Hiind hln call
To nun and nation, tar and nljjU,
lrot In' in m tc lUvid'a Son dome:
Christ M-igiii iihiu I he I'Hlutnif.
Halt, I'lliu-eof IVare' hail, lflug of Klnci!
ho Mould tmt imj thv Uy ot hirlb,
Mmtthiiie w 1( h Iialui; In lila wittgi,
Ugtit, loud Jot to all Ibetailb I
t'tKo molt' let all iin-n luf enrollHl.
'1 tiuu the thiu Mif.luTd In one I.jIJ.
t'mia tht InJfjfmitH.
KOCK ME TO SLEEP.
II V MliS. AkliKS.
Weaii'rcqut'htid toajfHiTi (.iililli'i this iH-aiilirnl
llm-Lwanl. 1 111 11 la kwaid, 'lime, la jour (light,
Maka rue athild again Just f'r to-night!
Mulln-r. fomeliai k from l lie holt h nhore.
'I ale nit- again 1o jrnur heait Hi of n
lilm 1 1 11111 my luirhfad Hit furrowiof t me,
Mimolh thf few sil-r threadi tmt of nu h.iii,
tlttriilf hIiuiiIhTI )our IoiiiK watch krri,-
1:m k no ii m, ciMin.lhcr, it k nn-loih't i'
i'.io kward, 1I0M da knard. o tide of tin !
I am ho Miary of toil and ot li-art.
Toil nitlioiit rei uniM iiHr, tears ill In aln
'laketlieinand gut mo iiit rhildhi.l Hguin
1 luw grown wcaij of .hist and dtim.
Weary of fliiigmg my mul-w allli ah,
W art of flowing Ir olht M to tca;
Itm k me lo nlr. niwtht r. km k me Iohci '
'I I re. I of 1 he imiiou, the lun-, the iintnit",
MolluT, O rnolher, mv In alt t HIM h.t ou !
.U 111 a miiuhikt the grans has grow a git en,
Klo4onK'daiid faded our fa rs It twrtti,
with strong 1 Hilling and HSslMiiatu I'lin,
I "iig I to-night lor ) our m en nee ajruln ;
t'ono liiiiu theatkuce ho long and i tUeji,
IIim k me loMleep, iuoMh r, li k nit toekij. '
Ovt r mv brail In I he dijs lh.it meil.mn.
Nit love like molher-luteer has i-hmie.
No other worship ahidts and t-ndim x,
Failhfiil, iiiihi Ulsli and ulu tit like jours,
None like a mother t an liano km uv (miii
1 10m the no k mull and uoild Mi-ait Inam ;
Nhimliei'H Molt aim m r in lif hds i ret -
Kih k me to kt-i, neither, rot k me to leep I
' , I t otir hiowii h Itr, Just lighted With gol I,
Fallon your nhonlilt r agniu asot o ,
I.t I It drop owr In foteliead to tilnht,
Shading my laud et s away from (he llghi
For. with lis iiiiiitHlist.-d ulia low-ioiiee nene.
Manly will Ihioutr the visions of J)e,
I oviutily, hoMIv, lUhtiijht lillloMii awei -
IUh k mu lo niet t, timilier. Km k me to sleep 1
Mothtr, dtar mother, tin
Mine last I 1 1 t tlied )
Sing, Hit 11, and unto mv
Miii4uhtnd a vearv hi
ClajM it to vour htatl 111
W ith Vour light Ushi 1
ytarn have it n long
soul 11 -hall pei in
e Ih tn tmlv a dream ;
it lo ing 1 niLrai e,
Jnsl aw et ping mv fai e,
Itock me to 1eep, mother rok mv to alvep t
RURLIXUTOX, VT., FRIDAY MORXIXO, .JANUARY 2, 1880.
An Interesting Schcel Kep:rt.
IlrmiNOToN, Yt. Xov, 2S, 171.
C.J. Alger, Fitwrintendait of School :
Silt: Through your couitesy I had the
pleasure of vi'ning the public schools of
Quincy nnJ IJoton, anil respectfully fmbmit
the following rej.ort in levant to what 1
learucil of them :
Quincy is it noat country town of ten
tliousuuil iiihaliitaiJa, ami h, seeiiiingly, a
town of comfortable homes. The granite
quarries haw drawn there many laborers,
who, finding sternly employment, have no
desire to remove to places where lulioris
T he point of the "Quincy School System"
U self -education, mentally ami morally.
Us aim is not so much to teach the children
a liniittd number of facts tw lo awuken in
them a tlcsiie ti obtain those facts for them-
sehes; also so to cultivate their faculties
that thev will have the power tooblain them,
The intthod by which they seek to reach
this result h through cultivation of jhtccp
tion, and the study of langusgc written and
sxken. The system is& arranged as al-
mo-u to denuni that the children shall com
plete the course, if the desired result is to W
obtained. Therefore the home population of
Quincy materially affects its "dihool
Desiring to &ee tlr children upon tho play
ground, ami the iirmnjj exercises, we left
Boston a few minJf? aftT eight o'clock.
W the Quincy depot were carriages waiting
to carry visitors to the several schools. The
drivers had cards giving the name and loca
tion of each school. At the Ixjttoniof this
card was a polite request not to visit the Cod-
We immediately drove tJ Sune rititemlent
Paiker's ollice to present vour letter of intro
duction, but ho was not there, ami nothing
definite could lie ascertained ns to the time
when hi' would lie there. We afterward
met him at the Willard school, and gave
him the letters, which he received with the
remark tint he remcnnVred itr. Alger well.
1 Ic then designated the rooms in w hit-it wc
might see such work ns you would probably
want us to see, and directed us to such teach
ers as he thought would give us the liesl in
formation in regard to tlu work. lie direct
ed mu to a teacher, whom I had previously
met, saying '(!o to .Miss ; she has the
hitdrcu iu the lowcj-t grade and can tell you
more aliout the woik thin any teacher in the
building. We give the little ones the lienetit
of the 1 test teachers l'idently Superin
tendent Parker is closely watt hing.the work
ing of the system iu the primary schools.
The nuniW of Kitors at t he I'oddington
school fur the month of September was thir
teen hundred and ten. At so much excite
ment was detrimental to the children and
tiresome to the teachers, this school was
closet 1 to visitors. Its work did not di tier
fiom that tif the other schools, but was more
successful, as the foreign element in it was
The buildings are of wood, surrounded by
medium-sired playground-. The halls are i
wide and the rooms are so arranged that they I
are well lightitt, and thus they are clieerlul
Jjidi building ha? a principal who has a
general oversight of all other rooms in that
building. J.ich teacher hai rare m one
room with one grade of pupils in it. The
pupils in each room are said to be of one
grade but really con-ist of four or live grades.
As even dull pupils who have ltcen in a room
the required six months are considerably in
advance of ihnse juct entering it, they recite
by themseves and are As of the "first
grade The different natural abilities or the
children who enter the room together soon ;
make l's,'(7sand even Us of the same grade.
In the Primary Department arc six grades ;
corresponding to the tirst three years e ISur
lington schools. The children are piomotcd ,
by the recommendation of their teacher.
Assistingthe teacher arc mu h High School
girls as choose to give their time to learn the
I'atUroom is neatly furnished ami well
supplied with Mack-lioartls The lioards are
lineil horizontally, and all of the teachers
work is precisely placet 1 between them ; they
arc alo lined ertically so that each child
may use equal space with his neighbor.
At the I lack of the nvmsare tallies on
which arc shells, blocks and colored papers
ctit one inch square, to be strung with straws
one inch in length.
In these grades, writing is taught the first
thinginthe morning. Heforo lieg'nuing the
writing proper, the children stretch apart
their fingers, o.cn and shut their hands
quickl.v, and shake them from the wri-t.
They then indicate with the index linger the
curves of the letter to be made.
The slates are ruled with two lines one
fourth of an inch apart, leaving a sp-ice of
two inches before the succeeding two lines.
So signals were given for Inking slates, or
pencils. Each slate was placed with the side
of the frame parallel with the edge of the
desk. The children were directed to sit with
their right sides to the desk, their feet in the
aisles, with the soles of them to the lloor.
The snnll letters, with enpitats for dais of
the week, months of the vear, for Quincy,
Mas ichucetts, and to cut li the capitals for
his name, are taught the first school car.
I ciin imagine no more perfect writing
woik than is done in all these schools. The
work of the lowest grade in the Primary is
a perfect as the highest grade iu the tirain
It is not a few children who write well,
but all the children. This success I attribute
to the uniform and careful writing by the
teachers of everything they place 011 the
board. The children see, or copy, no imper
Script, alone, is used for the first si
months in reading. Connection isthenmade
between script aud print; the work ln-tng
still all board work. liooks are first used the
second year of the work. Heading lessons
have no set form. The leac her draw s a pic
turcion the Itoaril, aks questions about it,
aud uses the answers for the mitter of the
reading lesson. In a room of fifty, ten or
twelve group themselves at the In-art I around
the teacher lo have their lesson, while those
at their seats write their names, das of the
When the lesson of the A's is finished they
return to their se"ats and write while another
gnmp is taught.
Fifteen or twenty minutes are given to
Some form of drill were: hiding the
class repeat quickly each word five times;
urting the words in sentences of their own;
teacher erasing the words as the children
name them ; tetu her erasing a word and the
e hildren supplying the word erased.
As the e hiltlren are taught in groups, few
looks are needed. They are given to each
iu tin: class at the commencement of the
lesson, and collected at its close.
In I lie lowest grades the 1 hildren learn the
sounds of the letters, and learn to build
words with them. Much work of this char
acter is done throughout the Primary grades.
Tho number work, llrmgh very lillle at
tention is paid to it, is all done, with objects.
Addition, subtraction, multiplication ami
division are all taught at the same time from
Very little rcproductionwork istlone with
out the objects lief ore them.
.Music, is not taught as a subject, but Utile
songs are taught them by rote whith they
sing between recitations. Drawing ii not
taught as 11 subject, but uimhi the boards are
pictures drawn by the teacher, which the
children copy after they have finished the
work assigned the 111.
Object lessons are given duly. Prang's
cards of twelve trades and occupations were
used and were very instinctive.
The nearest approat h to self education that
I saw was m If-govi rntneiit. The teachers
gave no care to pupils at their seats and none
was needed. The pupils did I heir work,
then entertained themsilvs by making pic
tures upon their slates.
The tlevtlopim nt woik of the teat hers
was usually not good, lis quality was
made inferior by I ick ot pointedneMs. unity,
and questioning. This woik. (bey hate not
jt 1 1 educed lo any sjslt m. '1 1 hey'p iv no te
gnrd to the tlcjM in let ire of one pail or a Mib
jiet upon another, heme t'nii questions ate
illogical and can never I a m-ide into it series
whose Hiitit is lo It :u h some Pit t or tlevt lop
'I he t bildn 11, 111 inly nlvva s, g:ie1hi ir an
swers with 1 he rising slide, which we hcanl
corrected in but one room.
'I he willing woik is the ln-it 1 have e vi r
set 11. Iu naliug 1 enu see nothing to Ih:
guiiiidhj usingstiipt lir-t. Little t hildren
are more familiar with print, and we can
m ike use ed this knowledge by lining print
The mitiiU r woik does not favornblv eom
paie in quality with wh.it I hive --ei n dime
For a cily whith bin ny amount of ll.ett
ing Hiptihtlio 1 think it would hold') what
The Mttciii 1 illtivtites pi Kept ion and hin
iinage at the eien-e ol memory, the irs-wmi-iug
tat tilties, and I he power of gtmillii
The course may tiain the ehildmi, o ihey
will lake phau re in leading all the liable
imetltriii the "PuMie Lillian," it it is hi
lifted for llieiii ; but I iloutd il thf Mutt 111,
as now u-ed. ever iirtLes t ti at. e Ioh. lo.ii nl
thinker of Iht-m.
stuexH s OK Hot 1 on.
We kfrnt our letter uf introduction to Su-
nerintendent Elliott of Itoston, who returned
word that he would lie obliged to attend a
hoard meeting tint morning, but would
gladly lie excused to give such information,
as he thought would be of service to us in
Uiting Uoston schools.
I-ater in the morning Superintendent
Elliott iKitely received us in acknowledg
ment of the letter 011 gave us. In a few
clear, pointed ami concise remarks he gave
us many valuable suggestions.
lie said they had been pleased with the
work done iu the Quincy primary schools,
and had resolved to try the same in one of
their primary schools. It was first intro
ducctl in September, so they had not yet
been able to judge of Its success.
The amount ot reading matter formerly
given to the children, he felt was ludicrous,
had it not la-en go small as to Ih? pitiable.
With this thought in mind he had given
much care to arranging suitable and interest
ing rending leasons fer primary children iu
As I was interested particularly in primary
work, he gave me a copy of each.
He thought in this way children could le
supplied with a greater and more varied
amount of reading matter at no additional
expense. From what he said 1 inferred he
was not in favor of children Iwing drilled in
a limited number of lessons in a text book,
but preferreil to secure a ltter result by en
tertaining them with fresh reading.
The pamphlet for older children is an ar
rangement of mx popular tales "Jack, the
Giant Killer," "Jack and the Bean-Stalk,
"Little Ketl Hiding Hood, "Puss in Hoots,"
"The Sleeping Beauty" and "Cinderella.
We spent the remainiler of the morning at
the primary school to which Superintendent
Elliott directed us. I am sorry to say that
but e tiling in all I saw of that school was
worth commendation. Each little child was
carefully w rapped and all w ere returned to the
se hool room for the teachers inspection le
fore passing to the play-ground. Indisci
pline all restraint had been removed, and in
place of each child having something to ilo,
not hi tn; was assigned those not in recitation.
They soon became very restless and noisy.
There was wanting the sympathy between
the teachers and pupils that existed between
the teac hers and pupils of Quincy.
Happily the impression of Boston schools
made during the morning was obliterated
by the aftcriiexm3 visit.
Ina crrade corresponding to the it Inter
mediate of Burlington schools, and consisting
of fifty lvys, I saw the IksI work as a grade
1 nave ever seen none.
1 heard recitations in reading and geogra
phy ; heard them sing ; saw their marching.
The oreler was military in character and
made one wonder if a little "must" was not
sometimes a wholesome discipline.
The teat her and children carrie-el them
selves erect. When they sat, they sat with
their backs to the seats, and their shoulelers
thrown back. The lioys were taught to carry
their heads erect, by marching with book
placet 1 upon them anil their hands U-hintl
them. Vet their faces were sunny, and one
could ask for no more cheerful oliedience
than they gave.
Their voices and articulation had lieen
carefully cultivated. The secret of obtain
ing so desirable a result I did not learn.
The voices were full, clear and of moder
ate pitch three qualities rarely found, and
least of all in a school room. The charming
etrect of these, voices convinced me that more
should lie done to cultivate the vocal organs
in speaking, and secure m-tter motlulateii
voices 111 our schools.
When, nt closi- of school, the teacher
came lie fore them and bade them good
night, ami fifty pure, free voices, simultanc
otihly and heartily responded, "Good night.
Miss Jackson," wc felt sure we had received
a lesson in the good effects of sympathy be
tween teachers and pupils.
FlOIEk E. Bl'TTS,
Principal North and Murray streets school.
Col. McDaniel, the veteran turfman of
I'rlueutou, N'. J-i j v erj Nt with tmeutuuulo.
Since' their coinage was re-authoried, 47.
TiiVAHi htuii'lard dollars have )eia turned out by
ttie ml nt
The jury at Elizalicth. N. J., iu the case
of Michael .Siillivun, tried for murdsr by burning
uiive lil-t iljujri'ter'rt illecitimal e child, tiav e re uder
ed a verdict of iiuusIiuik liter, witli a retoinnieud
The United States Court Ins elechled to
jrrantuntujuui-llon prohibiting tbe interference of
the purit-ottU e MUthoritieri with the nulla and re
turuiiis lo the writers ttie letters Mddreiwed tu lot
The English newspapers continue to pub-lislulo-iutrliei
from A'jfhaumtaii widen itiHkea
favorable sruiwinx for tor lint tali Invader. A des
patch from Candour kja the news from C'alml ex
citeH ueithf r burprbe nor apprehension.
Fashionable society at Jacksonville, 111., is
"all torn up," mlhe local new spatter tisprestcs It,
In cousc(r.nnee of the marriatfeeil the wealthiest
and hiiiiiaonitMt voniitf liiJjr of the place toapro-fc-islonat
tmuililer und tIai kle.
The first five section of the law for the
utHtiitittn of ma wry have been p.issed in the
Spanish senate. 'Iho nrst deetion sa) : -blavery
It lii-ret 'V atMilihhed iu the Island .f Cuna til ttu-urd-un.
e wuti eiiaLtincnt ot this law. Next Tueatlay,
the vvliulo law will pasj ly aUrije nujorlty.
Seventeen law vers are) engaged in a nuit
over the vv ill of an Indian Ian. a Iih loaatel, hoi Uv
Itcfttre his death, that he had &l liU affair Into
such a stupe that nhen he died the lawverst-LHiMu t
make a penny out of Uia estate.
A let ttog fell into the hands of the pnt-
fi'-t-Hirn at vhc Detroit Medical Culletfe, vvhi Lac.1
linn for vivlsetiioii. A putt ft tut skull hud been
removed and some of Ins Itrain taken out when his
master found him. The brute v as put under curu
Inetrealmeiit.aiid is u-eoveriit, but Hill never
know as ninth us he did lief ore the operation.
Two bi others 11 imeil Finch live iu South
Xorvv alk. Conn., u ho resemble each oilier ho t. lonely
Hint when one of tlicm Has arrested for fast driv
iii(f re eutly, littth li others appeated before the
justice, saui); that tbc ueie milium: to pay the fine
if It could Lh proved vlilcli was the tfuilty uto.
This could not be done, and the ease n as dismissed.
Mine. Nilssou's debut at Madrid in
I'jiist tm Deeeliil-er 4. was one of the greatest
triumphs of her career. After the- jardeu mene
she was retailed three tunes, and three times also
al the end of each lolloKUit: att, their Alajisllcs
Joinlnc in the applause, which at ctrtaui moments
A stoekman in ICnusds, whiletlrivingctittle
from 11 Meld, was atriu k bv u falling meieor, m hit h
cut oldiipiely through a tie, p.isied 111 the sanu
line of Inectloa thiouirh the ltian'i Uxl) and buiud
ltm It two feet 111 the earth. The mt-teoiiie is xtid
to U about us lare as a nun's head, lyjr !.hape.
and roiij;b and retteinbliiit; In upeai urn e iron taken
lrom a blast fuitiui e uud cooled b rolling in sand.
Ch'trlesll. lakes, a native uf Veruiont antl
0110 of tin oldest pioneers of the West, Iias Ju-I
diod at M. I'aul, Miun., atfeil 77. lie left lua home
In Is'lnnd rroiiitlmttiinetillhlslaterears hisllte
was one of adveuture anioii Iho Indians In the
stales iM-rderliij; on the irreat Ukea and In the t'.m
adjs. Trotii Isli tolHwi he waa lu the laukin
business, gamin-; a com pel em y.
Hugh Mt lllinn kept a livery stable iu San
rriuidt-co, did diehardest aud most menial work
lilmstlf, lived In uloft uuiotiii the hay, and ate the
coarse-.! food. He was mo close at a barj-aJu that,
when lately brought to his deathbed, he re
fused to emploj a physician, except on the t-ondl-I
n i of no cure, no pay. He ltttl fjtw.voo to his
wife, whom he had many years In-fore turned attar
iH-causeslie l-ought silk dress, und who afterward
earned u In lu-; us a domestic ncrv ant.
Tho disease of phuro-pucumonia is still
Kpn-ading la tho vit Inily of Yon tiers and on account
ft t tiemt carelensuss at t ert&m owners of ilis
tased tattle it Hfeare.1 that It is l-eyond Hit control
ot Iho ntn.it I force of luspt-t tors at ptest-utt.mplo.visl
bv Iho state goverimitnt. '1 lie inspectors Iwlleve
that unless the Legislature speedily makes uti uppro
prlailou enabling Ihein tn enforce the .sanitary reg
ulations, and kill all Nick t altlo with or without the
(oiiseut til l he owners, a tar-reaclunjj epidemic U
Chief Ouray of the White 1 liver Utes, an
nounces that he is uuaMeto Hflci I the iirrender of
the jirisntieiH ileuninded by the t omiulsiloner.
t'luef inirir has iriveii the Idle KHer Ilo until
thCUd to deliver up the prisoners. 'Hits U his ulti
matum, and If nol complied with bv that time, he
mil call lor troops b assist him in a war atnt
Itouliss and his IrilH. Ourav t.ivs the feeling is
vcrv Hlnni Jjranist i;ivuiiipthe Indians, and lie h
nt Uu npiuioti that the war tat lion w III pieValt.
ttur.ij has ilniie all Inhlspowrr to i arry out the
peace inliey of the gov eminent, and, having failed,
is readv to asiht the war department whenever It
Hluill lottiiiient e opaaiionit.
MimnIv, the evangelic, contnvlltts the rt
ixirtof Han Kice'stonverston.
E. A. Smith, Pn-sitlcnt of the Xationnl
Cigar .Mauutai Hirers' .VsMtclatloii of New Voik.ls
ic-ioited tin ssi with liatuliliesuf Of iVl.lMUJ.
Two men have Ihcii arrested in Washing
ton who entered Inlothei onnpiraey to steal Cieueial
tiiaiil's Aiabuu hor-it's from Cit lieral Ibal'ii fain.
Three niilHon more postal cards were
isMUis) at the llolvoke. Mass, agency in th-loU-r
Itiau in ret rr sent in one tiinittt lietore. 'the
u mount Hiisar.,Mii,i'iMi.
A meeting of ihe heirs of Jose ph Springer
Is tit Im Im Id in St. I joins licit iiumi lu The estate is
said to be worth fni.etN'.nnt, mid embraces s.hhi, res
on which Wilmington, I tel., MauiN ; also, a litge
piopcilv hi Vi-ilni. tiiouc the Too hetrs an fun
gi i-HMiian spi incr and Keiibcn A. springer of C'ui-
The Pacific Iiailnad moiiunient to (lakes
tnes and his brother Oliver will luerc ttslat slier
loan, W wining '1 ctritorv, iho highesi point on the
mat. It Is lo Ifa pviamid of natlvo rotk,7i)let
hi.h, and w HI cost ai"iit JU.ihm.
Waviini;loii is building the largest brick
wcrof i in it In r ttliipeiu thenoil.l. It is in I he
fiiiilhen-il p nt ol Hit citv, nud is intended lot airy
ttt the HhhU ol wider wlin h pour in lioiu the sur
loiiiidiugcoiinliv atlerratn latin, and on. e burnt a
Mtwei and did JIJ.oon dainatft. 'I he sew i r Is of ti
feil Inh rmtl l.amrti r, und will Im ihilihed in aUiut
rl lute is a general suspension cf mining
H-riiiions in the Scion UIU legion, whit h wilt cjii
linue till Jhihi trv .r. 'ttusi-i me nrt hiihiiihIoii
luring Ihe vt.tr. 'I In I'lnl tdclphi i and ittMnig
io.il un-1 Iron tiunpaiiv ure mi ill biivmg uptoin
panics, and now imn - ot the best colliriit-s in tin
The HtniliV Montreal speiial sas theteis
ipiili a (. in ral tci Imn Ihroiighoiit Canada
In tavtir of t anadi in iiide-ii.lem e. l he
lechUK t Mends to proiinrit tit Nlitlclans,
and in mv w ho hsve lit Id high poti lions lu
Ihe govt-rnnit ul. It the Indkatloiis ate not ibH-ei-tive
ihe cinmtrv willtrelong Ik1 slailled having
Ihe mieMioii ot tndtptudence nlv bion tied as a
I ml i tu al issue
Mm tin Van Itttut klin, e t hitf engineer of
I tic Mi Itoj-.lit tn thviilts) ladivuv, W in. J Me
Alpine and Mr. St oil of the t nitieers who are t
siipcniiiciid the t oniiiiii I ion of llie inler oceanic
railroad fnnu the Mlaiilie to the l ai tile Ht thv Islh
liuts or 'I i htunli h c, s iil d lioui New V ot k, Satur
day. l.t i pi aU.uI ?i nilics oil the 1'at llle side
Unit mil l no t-i.Kiiiei ling tlillit tilties to tn
(otiutt r o tu mo liui wilt In Uiinied II is el
peiledlliul llnec v t uis w III pass Is. loi e Ihe cnMrti
road is iiiiiciutloii. l he UlMr will be mostl pit
foiuied by itegroei from Jam ska and New Ot leans.
Tue excited ctmdition of public ft cling in
Maine is evidenced by the fsct that an at
tempt on the part of (Jov, Garctlon to re-
nn ivl a couple of loads of arms and ammuni
tion from the State nr-cnal at Uangor to the
State capital, was re&Utcd ami the removal
of the arms prevented by the citizens of Uan
gor. A communication from Mayor Brown
of Hangor to the Governor thus recites the
fat ts ;
The citizens nt this city were much surprised on
the afternoon otChrMmas day to learn that aims
and ammunition wen Ik.1ii2 removed from the
state arsenal loeate.1 here to the railroad depot.
The first aittial knowledge nt the fott was u-on
seeing the leains loaded am! passing through the
principal streets of the cily. Immediately there
was a sjiontautrous uprising of our Ik-si citizens so
Oiling the streets as to prevent th passing or teams.
The mayor, who had h-eii. sent for. having no
knowledge of the authority under whii h the arras
wen being mo veil, nrst deniauded who assumed
the responsibility of it and was answered by a Mr.
t rem li, representing himself to be a clerk la the
aJJutant general's offlce, that he was auing under
verlwtl Instructions from (lov. Ilarcelou to remove
the arms and ammunition by railroad to Augusta.
Mr. French, seeing IhetlirllcultUs In the way and
being informed by the mayor that he might ie un
able to restrain the jMsiple with the force at his
command, derided to return ihearuis to the arsenal,
and the t nlzens quietly dispersed. hlle tleploring
the action of the state authorities in moving large
quantities of deadlv weapons through the streets of
a peaceful city In the present excited condition of
the public mind, we hhall endeav or to l he extent of
our ability to prevent anv action whith would lm
p ilr our good fame as law-abiding citizens.
A Uangor elespatc h ways :
Crow ds of our citizens are guthered on the streets
discussing the situation, ir in u time of peace the
arms are to In taken from the arsenal, carried
through th streets of our citv, and thence to Au
gusta, and the Capitol put lua state of siege, they
are determined to know the reason whv. While
there Is a idroug and deeplr-seated determination
to see Ihe murage attempted tu be committed at
AiigiisU thwarted, ami that by 'traceable and law
ful methods, the neoule are iu no iuuo,l to l
trifled with, and any attempt to precipitate a con
flict will be met with tut determined resistance or
bold aud resolute men. who know their rights, ami,
know ing, dare maintain them.
Gov. Garcelon tells every one will
hear him that he had a pig-heaeled Council
and was placed in a m ry cnibarassing po
tion, and was ehtennined to take the Con
stitution and goby it, rvgarillessof the results ;
but that no one was more "surprise! I at the
rt stilt than he.
IthasKt-n ascertained th the Kepuhli
enns elected to the legislature from Lislwn
ami Webster, iu Androscevggin County, were
counted out em tho alleged ground that the
returns of the election were signed by one
Selectmen acting for the three required by
law. The Selectmen have now matleatli
(Lmtsth it each separately subscribc-d their
n-t:nes to the legislative returns, and one of
the Selectmen is a well-Known Democrat.
The entire vole of the Town of Karniing
ton was thrown out on the pretest that 'the
total numlter of liallots was inaceurately
st ttctl by an obvious error in adding." The
return showed lhttS4'3 4ballots" hid U-cn
cast. U happtned that 4 of the printed
ballots had on them no name for Represen
tative. The addition showed but trW votes
cast, while the returns stated that 842 per
sons had cast their ballots. The conspira
tors rejected the whole return ami were thus
able to count in a Democratic candidate,
who received 14 of the '27 votes cast m the
only other settlement in that elHrict.
Kv-Gov. Dingley, one of the most con
scientious and Conservative Republicans in
Maine, says in his paper that unless peace
able means of solwngthe tlitlicultj' canbe
dcvi"!ctl there is grave reason to fear that the
increasing feeling that the sune outrage will
be repeated against any majority next year
will lead to attempts to avert the gigantic
wrong by measures which every good citizen
Ilepresentalive-elect Weeks, a candidate
ftr the sHiikers.hip of the next House, who
was not counted out, said in u public meet
ing: "Weelonot proptwe to await till next
election for a remedy. Voting is no good.
We have proved that this year. .Men come
into my oil ice every day and saytbeyare
willing to light. We will tight, if it is nec
essary. The time will come nliout the
meeting of the Legislature, if wc elon't have
our rights there.""
Andrew II. (1. Smith, candidate fur the
Senate from Lincoln county, and counted
out, said: ' will lie at the State IIoiw.
to take my sent on the tirt Wcdticsilay tf
January, and will Ik backet 1 by three hun
dred of uiy towiitim n."
An Augusta despatch says : There are
indications that .yeral of the menuVrs
counted in will decline to take seats. The
indignation meetings are successes w here vex
held. Thus far the ieopIe of .Maine were
never so thoroughly aroued and indignant
PS2S0SAL A17D POLITICAL.
Chicago has an inspiring history in Presi
dential contests. Lincoln was nominated
there in lSCi), aud limit in is'JS, and there
the l'rcsitlent to le electetl in lSt) will U
'IE. S. Childs, ltennington, Vt.," wiites
to the Xew York Sun tbtt K. S. Child-1, of
Dcunington, Vt., would like to "throw up
his hat for Tilde n and Ktiglish," ami the
Hutlaiitl HtntUl thinks iheStci may womler
what induced It. S. Childs, of Iteiitdngtou,
Vt.," to swallow his hat.
The testimony to Ik presented to Congress
in the case of . W. M. Mackey against 31.
I. O'Connor, who represents ihe Second
South Cainl ina DWlrict, shows cimhisively
the enormous frauds prat liced in the pot
two tlcttion by tin Dt men rats, and the
methods by whith the Republicans were
cheated at the mI1s. The evidemr, when
printed, will comt almiit ;i,IK0 pa-es.
Thomas 1. Keogh, who was elected secre
tary of the Republican National committee in
place of MeCormiek, isaoiing lawjer of
North Caiolini. He is a native of New
York, but 1ms lived in North Carc-hn-i since
the war, nud bteom indcntitietl with the
parly there, and is now ih:urm:m ef the
AlNtut the weakest ot the talk against the
renoiiiiualititi of tlemnil C!nuil, islhtt to the
etfect lint it won't do to admit that there
is only one man in the Rcpiiblie-in party who
e-nti la elee tetl, or only one, who, if elected,
can pilot Ihe eouutry IliroHh the Mormy
Reus ahead of it. If we h id ten thousand
men whom we could t nil, and who would
make gotd presidents, it would he the duty
of tin: party to nominate the one w ho can Ih
elected with the least trotitih-aiul iniuurated
with the hnist fuss, ami who will do the lest
in the otllee. When it tan In 'Iinwu that
that man is tttne olht r tleui (iraiit, il will be
time to ah'indoti him.- Mat.ehivlir (X. II.)
NOTES AND U3TES.
The hoe that old weilther wnuld treei
out the H destrliiu (ever is a tin out.
Haing bltvn the Cznr'.s -hirts to blazes,
the nest move of the Nirih-d-. ttillb. to- sjtv Ins
"The women." remarks tiie Spiingtiehl
.V.HWotm. -have onif tost iv." !. levvta uvs
that htaTS an killiii'; stouie ol Hum now. -.lf,iM
If some uf the nnsam I i lied intlrrs tn the
il.ivsof Noah In I srtved liisii.it. would it have
a Htop toihe rat e? -t'W e .r. iv.ti.
The tashion of putting (mO button-, down
the b. kofadres has disap.wared. but thev innv
use lit"iks and evti on I to ft out, and a man
can't lay up a dollar to save his hie. Istivt
I 'i ".
A Connecticut wemi in was taken ill a few
tlavs ago utitl asked her phvolci in if 'ie uasgviug
lo die. He replied that it was nothing sciiwiis that
she might lot-ttventT-llve vtars longer. -eMi, I'm
to glad.1 nheexelaimisl, -the llavdeu mil ma) t
Oiushed by that lime."
People who are prepiring to swear oil had
U-tterlH-ijiiitowritet'iit their afildsvits.
Some wointn after the hie Imrnctl to
know their hiinbauds witli Ihe) Ii id le.it ntnl to".V'
them w lieu they wcreonlv sweethearts.
There are pianists s.eert iu variations 1
tint I lie v can plav all around a mclodv tr an old air
without 'ever hitting it tut .
;oeniort ircelon is a phy-nci m, but that
is tio reason whv tu nlnnild havo du luitsl the le
1 11 1 ns.
The It-ili int h:ie th cidtil to bold great
liiteriialiou tl cvliibiiion in Koine in IS'.., to w hn ti
Ihe woiM will, ol irt- t-o invite.1.
Tin in lies nt --n.iw in Pari-lat week tie- i
luorilied Iho Itvo million inhabitants h min-li as I
a Trussiaii aim v. r-n-ltieits w ts -iisp.-n.led.
Tho Washington 1tjitt remarks "Some 1
tif our nlon sulo i iU-is. who in iv tud nud mtr a per
in I heir mad. an uudrH md I list Us utstite is due
to Ihetr uur nulling Wind nets.
Notwiihst iiiding all the modern improve
uients of husbandry I lie iiialrimoulal h iivetl U si III
g-uUored wttli the era tleaad thrived bv U md.
Two Irish lad, Ldwitrd Harm-yarn) .hunts
Xlt l .'. V IT. fddltlif ll Stttflt, wrrt l-llirilVrisJull
titd.iv-iii-jlu v aiuitv t . nw iii-ar .If ruin. I
Ktutetl iiiuritv, l.t . utid Hit ir Ixhtift thrown ititu
Hit t'liattatufit hie Uivtr. 'Hit tnur.lt r vvasdi.
uv trtd til s.iHndav. iicj-hm" were .irtrsltnt,
MliiiiuiiitLsSi-d. I in l ifali ni tt ntlu-rs. A I irjtt ,
triowd ot w hitci mid Id v Ls n-tt iuilt-d tn -sun ,
day ttuil tltiidi-d ttt li.nii tlii iiiiird.Mvr. vttittli ji I
doue forth Willi. 'IhrV di-Uwd j milieu ueJitttT-
viu-e Hiid ttskt-d no nit-n v.
At Pittsburg. Penn , Sumlav, there wis a '
iliifr.ii t ltd tlKlit hi tin I'rtsl.tit iiuutnin li Im
iwctnivto fmtii'i'S', one I tvurmn lit v. Mr Wond- .
Nideand the ellii-r f.ivunni; mitttn-r tl.-inviuin,
WioUitlt.utiiiils l-m mio ttie ittH! wltfit Hit j
Uttier i li-rv luitit utl.n ktd him i.t in ml ttf hi t-n
aud, ft ndinir ttimiiKli tin- nholf t tmnn t-itum
For u qiuilt r d mi hiir tin lnlUe i Jsttl liumu-l.
Umdtwtie iHiiiflifd, vvt's w.rt lhi kriifd, iirue
Itfuheii out wuiiu ii knot ki ddoA n 'I hi lit w vvi rt
l&llld III, Ulld Ulli-r toil!.' dllli llllV islt'd hi .
iiit-lliiHf Ihe lift s,vti.daittsU vvt re tuiidf lire
iiiiillt-r will In hot -tlx ii d l tin- I'n ilt and
ltldeilieilfiltht.lt will Ite soiiit-1 irilt .d miilwii-
sunn Ihe tivul iiMtrsi ni-re iu I ho Ihu keil of the
A Portland deFpatth s3s : 'The Demo
crats and CJrccnhackers have been saying
that (Jovernor (larcelon and his legislature
would be siKained, and that if the regular
militia should fail to respond to the call of
the Governor, they themselves would enlist
in the service in sufficient numbe rs to sup
port him and fight the matter cut on the
steps of the capilol." Other accounts sa3
that the calm ami excellent letter of ex-Oov.
Lot Morrill, chairman of the Republican ad
visory committee, to (Jov. (larcelon, urging
him to submit the emcstions at issue to the
Supreme Court, has had an excellent effect
in moderating the extreme excitement.
The Portland Republicans think the Uan
gor rxople were a Tittle too fast In stopping
An Augusta letter says the Governor has
issuetl ammunition aud pay rolls to the mili
tia, considerably in advance of the custom
ary time, and it is expected that at the con
vening of the legislature a company of mili
tia will giptrd the entrance t the State House
and permit none to enter but those hating
certificates from the ret timing btml-
A Fusion paper, the Augusta Cfmntder
recently stated that eight towns hating a
Greenback majority were counted out and
that the Greenl -ackers lost several Repre
sentatives by the process. This is squarely
denied. It is true that a few Greenlwtk
towns were thrown out, hut in nt? case was
it attempted in a manner which would affect
the result, that is to gay in every district
where a Greenback town was counted out a
still larger number of Republicans were dis
franchised. The storm of popular indignation over the
Maine outrage is bringing some of the Demo
cratic papers to their senses. The Ruffalo
Courier, which first "condoned," is now
contrite. The Rrooklyn Eagle openly con
demns. The Roston I'osi mildly remon
strates. The Louistille ('ouritr-Jottrnat is
angry at the "tnpidity of the crime. The
Richmond (Va.) State says: Wc byno
manner of means commend the action of the
authorities of Maine in nithlessly counting
out Republicans ami counting themselves in
on the most trivial technicalities. The
World and the ITtica Observer disavowTei the
crime from the first.
The fedlowing expressions of public feeling
are quoted by the Maine papers:
At Hallowell the Rev. A. R. Crane said
of the Governor and Council : "If they set
aside law- they cannot expect us to be so par
ticular in the observance of law in hurling
them from their high position." The Rev.
II. V. Rmmous asked, "Shall we who have
once and again fought for our rights quail
lie fore the men? tfeorgc F. Itodwell
said : "Wc will go to Augusta and if these
bogus men arc seated in the Capitol wc will
have n little tea-party and pitch them out.
At Sktvwhegan, County Attorney Walton
said : "The young men can elo the lighting if
necessary. L. II. Wcbhsaid: "We owe it
to the memory of the men who fought and
gave their lives and blood for our liberty to
stamp out this lux act. "Now, again," said
James Wright, "wc are called upon to fight
for our liberty at the ballot-box.
H Robert Martin of Danville is quoted by the
Lew iton Journal as saying that hundreds of
farmers in Antlroscoggm county arc ready to
shoulder the musket at a eliy's warning. A
Democratic alderman in Lewiston took oc
casion to denounce Governor Garcelon in
praver-mciting Sunday night.
The restlntions adopted at Augusta de
clare tliat "a great crime of this kind cannot
carry with it the authority of law. The
Haugor resolutions invite the people of Maine
to join in the vindication of Republican in
stitutions ami "the exercise of nil tliat power
which shal" i.e necessary to preserve and
perpetuate the same. The Hallowell reso
lutions say that "there must not be submis
sion for one hour or one instant to the in
famous count of the Governor and Council.
The Gardiner resolutions offer 'full and sure
protection" to all memlcrs elect w ho attempt
to take their seats iu the Legislature without
certificates. The Skowhegau resolutions bid
Mr. Stewart!. Represent ative-clcct. "Dare to
maintain your rights, ami we will standby
you, antl warn the Representative by certi
ficate, on his peril not to go to Augusta. The
Dexter resolutions re-commcnd resistance
"even to the shedding of blond." The com
mittee of safety appointed at Uangor have
issuetl an address to the people of Maine,
asking for co-operation to the end that the
vatriotidii of our ieopIe "may Ustmie a liv
ing force to carry out their will."
Other citizens and several of the Republican
journals take a much more moderate tone.
The Portland JefrtrfVr says:
If the Republican members who hold cer
tificates take their seats they xv ill have at
least a third of the Senate and two-fifths of
the House. With minorities like these, led
in the House by such a iarliameiitarian as
.Mr. Rungeue Hale, there willl. m thtlicully
in exposing the trick which lias Iwii played
upon the people of Maine so thoroughly as to
injure a magnificent triumph at the jvolls
next Pall, to which many lk-motrats ami
Gre-enUie kers will contribute.
If this is tut enough, there is still another
remedy. That is a public trial of some of
the parties to this plot for conspirac v. There
is no lack of indications of :iu ttletl purple
to overthrow the remit of the election by
stratagem a purpose formed It fore the
election x as he hi and carried out through
many agents und by many ilex ice. Iu the
e-ourts, the truth concerning the whole mat
ter may thoroughly avert iinel and e--Iosesland
the eiMidemnilitui of the people
tif Maine may then le efftvlivciy invoked
up in the authors ef the plot.
Governor Gart e-Ioti replies! to ex-Governor
Mtrrill's projHsiiion to submit the disputed
cases to the Supreme Court 'f the Mate, ask
imjJ.Mr. Morrill to indicate the points not
already adjudieateel upon, antl aelding that
heeloubted not that a si tisfactory or at hast
authoritative solution of doubtful complica
tions might Ik arrive-el at.
An Augusta despatch says it is undirtoixl
that Governor Garcelon Ulievcs the points
"not already adjudicated" to lie extremely
few. "This," sax s the tlespate h, "leaves the
ho-iefora piaceful settlement through Mor
rill's plan dti'ideilly faint. It looks now as
if nothing nm prevent trouble tm the as- j
seiubly ot the Legislature but u squire Iwfc- j
dow n mi the jurl of the lVsionits, and how 1
muih banco there is of this ono man can!
judge as well as anothtr. Men whodonot
encourage iolene-e openly do not hesitate to
say that they cxject it. Congress-man Krye'n !
ipecch list 'night a not reassuring, and
t oiigressnian itcetl linuksidtttvawiii oe-.iieti. j
The excite mi nt in the country towns and i
villages- trows more rapidly than in the cities .
even. 'I liings art decidedfy hot, considering
that the mercury is below zero." j
A Rangor letter saxs the Kvpuhlima? of j
thateity "went no turther than to tVnvuid j
ni nm what authority the mou-mcnt of the j
arms was King made, and, finding tliat the
authority was wanting, demanded that they
ihttultl N riturncilto the arsenal toxait
further attionand instrut tions by the Gov-i
ernor. hen any ierson designated by the
Governor armed with pro-ver mli-nti-ds and j
authority come to Uangor with a requisition
upon the keeper of the arsenal few any part i
tw nil the material ot war under his clrnrgc, J
he can and will obtain it without any escort, i
militarv or otherwise."
The Supreme Court tf the I'titttsl States
mav HtKn U heard from in ri ganl to the
tower f Congress to incite or maintain iu
time erf pcatc the h'g-il ttmhr qiLiht tf
l'n it rd Mates imteH. As mr reatlers are
aware, Congressiiuii Chittttuh-n, of llrook
In. and Gen. l!utler some lime ime:ir
rangetl a test cine wiihaxiew ot obtaining
in M'tecihly asptwsibh a tletisitrn of this
qiltslitn ticm tliectnirt of list resort. Sen
ator LilnumiUapiMtirinl I el ore the Suprtmo
Court on Tucsul.iy ami innved to mlvuiue
Ihe case f.-r ari'iiinent at this tt-rm, biving
the applinition uioii the gioimd that the
case e Ifivts gi rat public intt re ss, iniling
it docsthc x-aliditv of the act ot tiure.s
of Mjiy,:tl, 1c7e. forblildm the turther re
tirement ol the United Slates legal it mler
littles', an! requiring them to le r issued ;md
kept in cin iilatittti "after lhir rttleniption.
TlieSiivilor nude the adthliond point, iu
support of his tuotii'ii. that if the tUltrmini
lion ill relation to this :n I of 1S7S is m-ule at
an early t lay it will, in Ihe existim: state tf
renewed prompt rity. woik n hardship,
"whereas if it xv ere dec ided at the lime win n
Ihe leg d lenders are It low par the hinlship
il wvnild wtrk upon tk-I'lor-t wht luxe made
contracts whttitlitx wtieal par would It
immeli- and inc lit ill iMe " Ttie New ttk
Timtt s,'it of .Mr. Udmunds argunit nt
"Silt h an iirtilimctit, submittetl by one of Ihe
ton most jiiiists ol Ihe count r lo a couit tf
w Id h he may not improk-hlv soon Ik him
self a liKiiititr, cannot but carry great xv eight.
It is dithVult tit nee how the court can re
Maine is not Mississippi : and though the
excitement is at fever heat in the Pine-tree
State we do not believe that there will be any
fighting this time.
A Washington special says : "Senator
Morrill of Vermont will, it is understood,
address the Senate soon after the reccs3 on
the greenback question. His intimate ac
quaintance w ith the National finances since
the United States notes were first introduced
onthciniper&tivetlemanetof Secretary Chase,
will give great forr e to his remarks."
The New York Timet says the principal
cause of the popular enthusiasm for Gen
eral Grant " is the popular satisfac
tion that the country has at least one man
who at once cmlxxlies and expresses the
growing craving for national unity ami the
growing perception of national greatness.
It is partly that ; but it is more the feeling
that the emergency in this country calls for
a man of nerve, and honesty a man who
caouot be frightened, bullied or Itought.
How slowly Turkey advances in all that
pertaiii3 to the true principles of govern
ment is shown by the fact tliat a Mussulman
priest waa recently arrested at Constantino
ple and se-ntence-il to death for translating the
P.ible into the Turkish language. The
Rritish ambassador, Mr. Iyard, ha given
the porte three days in which to restore the
priest's papers, dismiss the chief of rollee
xv ho ordered the man's arrest, and the mili
tary commander of Van, xvho, as well as the
chief of police, used insulting language re
specting England ami the Rritish consuls ;
otherwise, diplomatic communications xull
cease. The porte has assured Layard tfiat
the priest shall Ie leniently dealt witlu
Osa. L. A. Grant's Eepcrts cf th3 Battles
Is the VTUdernoss.
The document, the existence of which, in
Xew Jersey, xv-ia recently mentioneel by the
Hommonton (X. J.) Republican, in an article
which has lieen pretty generally copied by
the Vermont papers, has U-en forwarded
to the State Military Historian. It proves to
Ie not exactly the "full aud complete des
cription" of the movements and achieve
ments of the Old Rrigadc, in May and June
1$G4, which it was elescribed to 1 : nor is it
a single continuous re-port. The manuscript
comprises our separate reports of Gen. L.
A. Grant, to the Division A. A. G. These
bear Gen. Grant's signature in his own hanel.
anil are proliably his original reports made
to the Division heatlquarters. These reports
contain substantially the matter given in the
five reports of Gen. L. A. Grant, made to
the Adjutant-General of Vermont, and print
ed in Adjutant-General Washburus Report
for ISO I. The 1 Uter, howexcr, contain some
remarks not included in the former, xvhilo
the manuscript gives a brief summary of the
losses of the Rrigtule from Miy Tth to July
Otlt, 1S(VI, not given in the report to Gen.
The manuscript report xvas found and
preserved by O. E. Moore, now of Hammon
ton, X. J.,a Vermontcr, who served through
the xvar as a memlier of Co. E of the Old
Second Regiment of Vt. Vols. He was
severely wounded at Savage Station in June,
C2, and still carries a relel ball in his hip.
His careful preservation of the manuscript
and prompt delivery of it to the State His
torian, upon his application for it, arc to be
commendeel, though it has not the historical
value which has been attributed to it.
Gen. Garfield en the Mains Outrage.
In an interview, at Washington, Gen. Gar
field said : I have said that before takingany
steps the Republicans in Maine should first
be sure that they Iiad troth equity and law on
their side. If the Republicans have equity
and the Democrats have the law, even only
technically, I think the Republicans ought
to submit ; but as the case has been stated to
to me, the Republicans have both equity and
law with them. The Senators and members
of the legislature are elected by towns, and
the local election otlicers declare and pro
mulgate the result before forwarding the re
turns to the Gox-ernor. I am informed
by those competent to speak that the powers
of the Governor and Council in the premises
arc purely ministerial, and if this is correct
then they have exceeded their authority, and
their act is null and void. Upon the hypo
thesis, therefore, that the Republicans lave
law on their side, I have ventured to express
the opinion that if it comes to the worst,
they, the Republican Senators and member
of the Legislature ought to meet apart from
the Fusionists and proceed to organize as the
lawful Legislature. Then let the Governor
and other State otlicers Ik elected, and let
the State Government lie set up precisely as
if the attempt to count tmt had not been
made. If tho lawfully elected members
among the Pusionists refuse to joiu the Re
publican la-gisHture ami organize a Legiili
tureatnl State Government of their own,
this will present the case of a dual Govern
ment, and it xvill lie for the courts and the
National Government to de-cide between
"It seems to mc." cotilinueel Gen. Gar
field. "Hurt the action of Garcelon and his
followers hid its inspiration from outside
the State of Maine, lime seen Garcelon
antl know of him by reputation, ami I do not
think he is a man of heroic mold. I Ndieve
this to lie the first experimental step in a
comprehensive plan of revolution, ami 1 1 re
lieve in meeting revolutions at their begin
nimrs. I would have our friends walk on
the knife-eelgeed the law. I would not have
them go an iota beyoud it. Nor would I
cemccde the millie-nlh part of an inch."
Apropos of the question of a dual Legis
lature, Chief Justice Taney derided in the
Rhode Island case of Luther v. lJordeu, that
"The PrcMdent ha. under the act of Feb.
2S, 1TW, the power to elecide, for the pur
ptesof that act. xvhelher a government er
ganietl in a State is the duly eoustituted
govt rnment of that State, and after he has
"decided the epic-dion thecourtsof the United
States are 1 round to follow his tlec-ision. The
government of a State by its Iagislature has
the power to protect itself from tlestruction
by armed rebellion, by eUdaring martial
law, and the Legislature is the sole jude of
the existence of the mtvssary exigem-y."
PrcMilent Hayes is quoted" as sax ing licit
he expects that" the Republicans of Maine
are doing just right. Rut. that the Maine
trouble will Ire stttled in Maine and by tlw
people of Maine. x ithout any a-wi -dance from
What the Garcelcniaa System cf TaUtl::
Hijht Hare Dene in Kew Tcrk.
People xvho are del-ating whether Gov.
Gare-chm and his Councilors are doing right
in sticking to the letter xvhit h killeth instead
of the spirit xxhieh give-th life, may get some
light on the Mibjett by coiisiilering what
woukt have happened in this lily and Rrook
lyn, had the same methods W-rn employed to
the counting of the returns after the late
c le'Ction here. Out of twenty-four assembly
elistrict in this ity, the returns of emly live
complied In all respetts with the letter of
the law ; ami doubtlessin tht-be ttven micro
scttpic examination nu-iht haw etiscwe-retl
Haws. In the county of Kings, about four
of the twelve lisriets sent in cirri-et re
turns. Not a suule senator xxoiild have
been elected from New York, aud perhaps
the same thing would have happened iu
Rritokl)ii. The errors were of all kinds;
scme by ignorance, some by negligence; but
in one ca.se only was there an allegation of
intentional frniuL An instance xvas men
tioned in the Time xxherc the ins-vector of
election found it phxsiealJy impossible
to exactly comply with the law,
and hatl to come as near to it as circum
stances admitted. If the Garcelon counting-out
priHvss had It-en adopted here, tha
next 1-egislatnre wendd be calleil upon to
organit with four r live iiiemters from
New York in the Assembly, and imt a single
Representative in the tsenate: ami the repre
sent itittn fnni Kincs ctMinty wouhl U in the
same ratio. livery argument t tlwt Goxernor
Garcelon has :ulvaneett in just'tlicsition of Ins
ctturse might Itau l-een urged for practically
deprixing these tvvt t ities ol representation.
l)f coiirs. n oim il reamed of inh n prt'iHts
lerous lif e ot dishotif-lx . the people of ibis
Mate would nttt foran instant have -ubmittcd
to it, if ko -tiipid antl r:isca1Iy a thing hid
Urn at tempt cel. What was done was sim
ply lo lend the defective re-turns to a "peei d
cttmmitteeof the loard of otlieial canvassers,
who took the pro'ter means to hive them
eoneelttl. This In iug done, Ihey were
tabulitett In the ordinary way ami suit to
ihe llti-ir.l or Mate Canvxssc rs at AUmiiv
Atf York Timtt.
At Pelphtw, Oliio.earlv TIiurs.!iiy morning
IVriitrd It ker. tm tdd Ciftiiiita, vat e.lll ! hi-t
.ht.tr U aloit.Uii's km):. I su ois uiiijf it be mis
eotifrotilrd l three men. .iimd Willi r-tolver-i.
h tit tlfiniiidiHl u lare (.utnot uiuuev w rueli tie Wits
known to i-ostest. He tttustJ, and. In a m-iuHo
whi h etikiitsl. was utiot und hiUulIv kil'el, tt
Lrtllelifrrlii Jutl itUive Ihe tilt fje. llitwit.
heitrinir the distiiriMiiet'. aiiit to IVkt-rs nssttt
Hilt'.', whfit the whs seizisj mid irtit-itlftu'd wan
dt-jtti 11 shedid lift dis kte where the bi-m-t w'.
She I in inis.1 lately U't-in to stream, wlutt l!u- m. n
tJHUed mid lioiind hr wdti a roeu'id ila ..! tttc
s.ileiir lu-r lert in the are. until ur.lte lo en Im
the liHture ltiiKer. she tttld w hvre the moie Wits
Ihtittfthe utuuuntut II Reu, whs tHkru uud tue
criuttuitU left without h?iv tag hut clue mi ta thtflr