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THE BIHILTXGTOX, VT., FHEE IM'ESS, FKIPAY ZMOUNIXG, Al'ItIL 1SS0.
BUBLIXtTrOX.-rBIIUY, Aril. 23, 1SS0.
Tit e free lrcss dissociation.
T:irtiiv.Si0 ii) -araln lu ndx ance.
The Hartford Courant ciairasllie honor of
first naming Senator Edmunds as a desirable
llcpnUican for a Presidential candidate,
Xov. 13, I5TD. Put the Courant is more
than year behind the Vermont papers
which were talking about Mr. Edmunds for
President in July ,1873.
Tun Innnion Parliament has finally de
cided lint the 500,00i) obtained from the
United States by the outrageous Fishery
award, shall lc paid into the Treasury of the
Dominion. This is a great disappointment
to Xova Scotia, New Fouudland and Quebec,
which cl timed lint they were entitled to the
money because they tod lost certain rights
formerly held under the reciprocity treaty.
The declared puriose of the Greenback
managers ia Vermont to nominate a State
ticket, at a time when the party elsewhere is
dead an I buried, provokes the fiostou Jour
nals apply the same name to them that is
applied to those, win rub graves for pe
cuniary profit, nrncly, "us-irrt'Ciionists."
It thinks tli'. Vermont resurrect ionists will
not realize any profit by their efforts to dis
turb the sleep of d. a 1 Grtenbackism.
Ir is alu'Jid in Ginaany that the new
army bib is ihe caiwor the enormous in
crease of cn:igra'i 'n lo America. Between
the 4th and lllh of this month 3.S00 persons
from all pnrts tr Uermany, and many of
llicm skilled workmen, sailed from Bremen.
O, nnau pi'-cr admit tint this will entail a
M iious lo-s ii it 41 that country, but it will lie
of great vd i to this.
I .. Jtwivm, the l,omlon correspondent
of tl.cXevv Yoik llW-M says of the liberal
triumph- 'lt has taken the Liberals with
ail thiir im..ci'e h"M over the 'vcople as the
rtptrse n'.alivcs of the iVniocratic bcntiment
now so potent,, upward of sis. years to re-
cowrfrom a similar disinter. How long
w 11 it take the Conservatives? I doubt my
sk-lf whether tl.cy will g.t over it in this gen
eration. Thcv were bi ought to power by
the leader-hip of one man, who cannot pos
gibly do lil- work all over again."
Ir i-.no wonder that Gladstone is popular
amomrthe llnIKh voters. During the five
j tars of hi administration England's na
tional kbt was tkcrtased f2G,19G,910 ; dur
in. five t&r mid. r Bejeonsficld the dc-
crea-was 1.204.40."-. During five years
under Gladstone, taxation was decreased
12,4"1,000, during live xcars under Bea
eonsfield it was increased 1,373,900. The
ens expenditure during the same time mi-
d.r Gladstone- administration was 3-9,-Cie,Cfl
- while utuler Beaconfield's it was
Tiieke was a local election in Edgefield,
s C There were two tickets the Itcgular
).iuocratic and the Independent Demo
cratic no Ilt'pul.lican ticket, of course,
though most of the voters arc republicans.
A nraro came up to. the polls to vote the
regular Dcnwraiic ticket ; he was challeng
ed by a Demot rat supporting the Icdepcnd
ut ticket. The regular Democratic mana
ger claimed that lh nun liad a right to vote.
Thereupon an altercation took place between
one Clisbv and a Dr. Bland, in which the
former called the lattir a liar. Bland there-
uxm mi tick Ciisby and Cliby drew a pistol
oLd slnl Bland in the bowels. Blands
brother then took a part in the fight by shoot
ing lth Clisby and his father-in-law. Glover.
P.land is dead, but t lie others will recover.
South Carolina papers say that, "all the
parties lelong lo the lcst socitty and the at-
fair is deeply deplored. Such affairs give
sufficient revelations Itoth of I he focial con
dhion and political methods of South Caro
lina. The Postn.a-teML-ncral In? addressed a
It iter to Mr Atkins, chairman of the House
Appropriations Comn.it tec, in which he
i-hows that the revcnu sof the department
for the fi-cal xcar ending June SO, 1831,
would be greater than was anticipated.
They were placed at &,2ie,000, an in
crease of 'SS.IG.Ol? 14, or a little more
thin 7 per cent. The annual average in-
cn aM of revenue for the four years to June
SO, 1579, was 2. CD percent, and when the
est i miles were pre pi red in October last an
allowance wasiiiade for an increase some
wlnt Iieyoml this rate, lieciuseof the icvival
ef business. Since tl.en the advance has cx
ctedfil the most sanguine expectations, and
in thejinht of the data rr-cenliy abtainod, the
postal revenues for the coming vrar will un
douhtcdlv be mudi griatir than the csti-
n..itr. Tliejjmou'it of postage stamps,
ftiuiH-d f nv(Iops and postal cards issued to
postmasters upon rerpi-ilion during nine
laonih? rnd:ng on M.ireh 31, was $23,D7D,
itXi 52, an increaM1 over the cir responding
nine monllis of ihe pi cettling ear of $3,
17, cr a lilllc more than 14 jKrceut.
On this basiit is thought I he estimates for
1SS1 fhouM be changed to read f39,9GC.fKK);
the revt-ii'jfs, ;K,210,Cft, Winff a deficit
tol" proiideil for by an appropriation of
crnion! prentnl tlu nunc of Senator
i; Imunils to tli' llcpublirans f the Union,
n I Vermont wo.Mderm it an honor alone
to take hi 4 mmi to Chicago. That would
be one thinir, and a thin of whidi no Ver-
luoftter wtfild I'ver W a-hai:icl. It is quite
un th'-r I hi 114 to take hi name to the X.i
Uonal Content ion bicketl by the old Itiy
State and hi the larger i ire at the Connec-
ti.-it dthgatiini. If the National Coaven-t.-'ti
fin.l-t iilf fuin a thoice between
tw. New Knland laii'lidatf-f, it cannot fail
toJeuwri Miic ami infitiential fact
tint the nmjrriti f New KnIanJ is, spon-
H'l''ii-ly, without pr(4iiptin;, without wire-
I ullinir. wiihout th- expenditure of a di1Ir
in 1 1- Inliatf, ati.il n-aily against his rxr-s-.nal
prcfcrcmt'S for tnator Kdmunds!
The Ma-Ssneliiwtts 1 republicans mvu taken
a wi'M courw. Kirn ihe Sprinfkld
L'-tin Hd'vl tliat lo atlit an anti Orant resobi
tn 11 w4iM 1 v to "inil 1 So ptrty in its coMin
in 01' iia't i it nuiiitbil, and they juSfi-
td 110 utiU (iiuut r.'--hitiun. They did nttt
instruct t h tr d.-hi;.itts for aniUly. But
thv expressed 1l-ir pn fen nee for Kihuunds,
and lh' yr Ve a d It-ttioii, hmdeil by S'na-
tor Hoar. whi It will j-an the Vermonters
and the Cotiii'ftii ut un 11 in v ry honorable
effort t' scciin' tin iio-niintiiii of the Wr
moat e-anili 1 ite. TIm lidintimls men will
form a W!y width t ,.nu.t but liavc wi iht
at CIiica; and ihty will iv the name of
thtir c-andiiUte a s(;.tt, whh, if Utc iiomini
tion is u-l di-clih-i! on the first billot, will
r.i, i Hy i-iilif-r a nw,,t 1 tuni th it will t ilie it
at oiice to llic front.
I.iifwir the d.ifii'iilly of s'-evriu Ln
availa'.li c tml. 1 i'c, th. Albmy .Journal
urj-sth Birn 1:11 w!io i; r!i itnimi of the
"Deni'icralie NT.ioa.d ( oiiim.ller t. onler a
draft of a1! :ibl.-'t.h.' I I),-.n n-rit lntwccn
th-; .ir;es of 3 an 1 7i, for a I'tesideiilial
u'Kmnfi. Ti.iiMlIif I) 'iittxr.itic situiition
a the Jftm-il v- 1! 'Seyiiirrc jM3itive
ly rcfiiv-s to r.tn. 'I'h'inniii, ortin to his
inahililv to cirry Oiii .,;(, 1. 1 Tilden to his
iuibility ticirry Xr.v Vorl:, are both un
inentiomMe. Bty.ir l U tin respectable to
finlafivtir 1:1 ih cyis of the rank and
file. Ilendrhks loii ago dimmed himself
to iit-ith. M f Ifll in, of coiiise, will not
siici e.d in n.ukiti up Ids mind whethfrhe
will co-is nt to be a eantlidate iinlil souie
time net winter 'Ih'is it serins tint all
(he; pn.tt war horses of thp pirty, so far
as Ihe Piesidt'titMl noniiiniioii is concerned,
are asd id as Julius Caesar-aye as dead as
David Davis alone remains for the Cin
cinnati Convention to chrtnnc from. But
from IhQ fae-t llmt iwiIhnIv knows wlmt an
hour may bring forth in Davhl'rt politics,
whe ther it will u Ibpiiblicau with Demo
cratic trndcnrh r, orlVmoemticwith Hepub
lirati tm U Is t ( rilnek with ri'eil
un 1 r it ji mn hit
th 1 1 1 in tU twice
' p "1 f wi 'pirn 11 H up dunk
'ivi f i ,n ir v fbind
'J Lis klYpirf
The Third District Conveaticn
Was as harmonious a body, in spirit and ac
tion, as ever assembled for a similar purpose.
Upon the first delegate there appeared to be
a general agreement. For the second dele
gate, two or three excellent names bad been
suggested. It was pretty widely expected
that the name of Licut.-Gov. Colton would
be presented; but it became known, as the
delegates from Orleans county arrived at
Hydepark, that he bad declined to be a can
didate, and that the delegation from that
county were prepared to present the name of
Hon. J. II. Simpson of Craftsbury. Lamoille
county, on the other hand, urged the selec
tion of Hon. Carroll S. Page of Hydepark.
Baforc the convention met, the friends of
each of these candidates agreed to submit
the choice to an informal ballot of the Chit
tenden anil Franklin elelegations. This re
sulted in the expression of a preference for
Mr. Page, by a small majority. Mr.
Simpson's name was thereupon with
draw n, and the eliTtinn cf M r. Page
was unanimously made in the conven
tion. Mr. Tage has ably represented his
town in the Legislature, and his county in
the Senate, is a sterling Republican, and has
hosts of friends throughout the District, who
will cordially approve the choice.
There were those in the convention who
favored instructing the delegates to vote for
Senator Edmunds first, last and ail the time;
but while the expressions in favor of Mr.
Edmunds were as distinct and hearty and
enthusiastic aa could have been desired by
any of his friends, the general feeling was
that the State Convention had left the mat
ter of instruction in about as good shape
as it could be; that some discretion must be
left to the delegates; aud that they could lw
trusted to do their leve l btst for the Vermont
candidate, as long as there was any cliance
for him. The convention contented itself
by simply reaftlrmhig the resolutions of the
Stale Convention. The whole work of
the convention was done in about forty-five
THE VEP.MeiST DELEGATES.
The delegation to Chicago is now com
plete. The State Convention, at Montpelier,
February 25tli, elected as dclegates-at-large :
Ex-Gov. J. Gregory Smith, Hon. Frederick
Hillings ev Gov. John W. Stewart and Col.
Geo. W. Hooker. The First District follow
ed on February 2f.tli, choosing Gen. J. G.
McCullougti of Bennington and L. Bart
Cross, Esq., of Montpelier. On April 7th,
at White River Junction, Col. John B. Mead
of Randolph and Hon. Henry C. Belden of
St. Johnsbury were chosen by the Republi
cans of the Second District. The Third
District, at Hydepark, April 21st, sclee-ted
Hon. G. G. Benedict of Burlington and
Hon. C. S. Page of Hydepaik. The dele
gation is of course a uuit for Senator Ed
munds. The Bemccr&tic Outlook.
A ca:eful article in the Atlantic Monthly
for May, forecasts the probable results of
the Democratic National Convention, and the
facts of the Democratic situation. The writer
thinks that General Hancock would lc the
strongest nominee, among those from whom
the choice w ill probably be made at Cincin
nati especially if Grant is the Republican
nominee. Next in order of availability
would come Gov. Seymour, who, by his vol
untary retirement from politics during the
past few years, has g lined for himself the
advantages of frecelom from political com
plication, which have also accrued to Gen.
Haucock. But Gov. Seymour is thought to
be determined not to allow his name to le
again used, and hence he is not put down
among those whose chances of selectioire
good. Senator Bayard, the Atlantic writer
thinks, would make an admirable President,
and that the best men in the Democratic
party would rather have him in the office
than any candidate who has been mentioned;
but the fear of raising war issues will prolia
bly disincline them to nominate him. The
chances of Raudall he considers excellent,
and those of Judge Ficli not bad. He
runs through the list of candidates named,
commenting upon their various elements of
weakness and strength, and finally comes to
the conclus'on that Mr. Samuel J. Tilden
holds the key to the portion, and that, if he
does not take the place himself, it will de
pend largely upon his decision who the for
tunate contestant shall be. He does not be
lieve that John Kelly will elarc to bolt, even
though Tilden be the nominee.
What the Democratic party larks, in his
opinion, is the possession of a positive party
platform, and the administration of Mr.
Ha-es has not given them the material for
attacks upon their political opponents that
they had at command four years ago. They
cannot unite upon the tariff or the currency,
while the distinct issue of local self-government
is one they cannot afford to bring'into
prominence. To settle upon a platform, as
well as upon a leader, they have wisely de-fe-rred
their convention until after the meet
ing of the Republican assembly, in the hope
of being able to take advantage of the mis
takes of their opponents. If Grant should lie ;
nominated, the writer thinks they would go j
U-forc country with the anli-third-tcnu cry, 1
which could caiily be enlarged into "No'
pcrjxtual President; no Cwsar."
Agool deal is said in blame of the conduct
of the white cadets at West Point towards
the colored cadets. But nothing more dam
aging to the military adamemy has lecn pub
lished than the admission of a West Point
gra liute, that the three elozen Southern bojs
in the school absolute-ly control the two
hundred and lift cadets from the Northern
aud Western States, em matters relating to
race and colnr. Writing to the New York
Time, in defence of the military academy,
this officer says tint he, when a cadet, look
pains to show kindness and sympathy toward
a coluied lad naried Smith, "as did a elozen
others." Ib; adds :
You may ask, Why do the cadets
ostracise, him or them?" I ask, "Why
ilo the Southern jienplc hate the blacks I'"
and Why will a minority hour times over
rule a majority ?" Withdraw all the South
ern Itos trom the military ae-ademy, aud the
celore-d cadets would no longer be nstraeKenl
as now. In my ilay, we ertliern boys could
not niaLe head ag.unst tlie-m, and u seems
the fame holds true now. twenty smart.
profane lmys in a inllege will so brow-beat
religious principles as tei ireclive-ly keep
some religious boy dtiiwt, and so here SO or
40 .southe rn Uiys, who have not len thor
oughly converted lo the equably of the races
belief, can readily inlhtenec the tither J50 to
show no open Minpithy with the colored
The more hhamu to the two hundred aud
lilly. It fti-cms well nih incredible that
anions such a numlicr of Jails from free
States, brought up w'ulmit prejudice of race,
willing so far as they are concerned to accord
fair aud epjal treatment to any cadet who is
In l.ia self a manly and companionable as
sociatc, even though he haptens to have the
blood of another and less favored race In Jus
veins, there should not lc enough to re-bel
against the supicmacyeif the thirty Souther
ners to establish, at leait a counter current
in the Military Academy. We do not so
mm h blame the Southern boys. They have
learned theic piejuilices at their mothers'
kueus; but that thrj Northern Iks should
allow lh"m to set the fashions for the whole
Academy in this matter, is a deep disgrace
to the Northern lads.
1T3TE3 AND MOTES.
Some of the women who do faucy weirk
don't fjory work.
It is greatly feared lh.it the fwiest fires in
New Jerw y will d.im igc the mosquito crop.
It is feared that a number of the best ladies
may not lie at home when the census man
calh to take their nge s.
TheAmb horse is 11M broken until his
fourth year. Thai's where they diner Trom
The reason Hint Darwin's "missing link"
is so hard to find, says the scientific New
Orleans 7Ym, is be'cauw dead men tell of
The second sou of the composer Mendels
sohn has died at Be rlin. It was his brother
whot when asked, "what, in your opinion, is
the moit ephemeral of y our father's works ?"
The M jil h e, 1 ewtigs in a single
iiti.niit ut air ititi' r Stritmtr'a raajaitnet
ru.n 111, k- r.m ti.LMM) to 4,m.
The Presidential Question.
POSITION OF SENATOr. EDUCNDS.
I-ppt ial Dispah li of Mr. Fornei ta the IMton Journal.
1 Bern ixin ox, Vt., April 14. Th" statement
j recently made by the Washington corres
I ponilent of the Tribune, that the Vermont
t friends of Senator Edmunds suggested to a
j Representative in Congress that he accept
the leadership of the Vermont delegation to
j Chicago, in order to present and press the
I name of Senator Edmunds for the considera
tion of the convention, and that Senator
' Edmunds told this member his only wish
was that if he went he should make it known
to the coLyvntion that bis name was not to
be presented to the Convention, is likely to
be misapprehendeel. It is conceele"d by the
Senator's friends here that if this was said
at all it must have been said previous to the
meeting of the Vermont Republican State
Convention on February 25, and at a time
when the candidacy of Senator Edmunds was
considered hardly as a possibility, and le
fore he was brought into the field even in his
own State. The situation is now materially
changed, now that he has assumed a leading
position by the action of the various conven
tions. The pronounced favor with which
t Ins name has been received m Connecticut
f and Massachusetts and the prospective in
' dnr-yiiimt nf hi- randidacr bv the Bay
State Republicans on Wendcsday makes
this statement of Senator Edmunds's position
of paramount importance, ln presenting
the name-of the Senator to the country as
one eminently fitted for the office, the Ver
mont Republicans well understood the posi
tion of their Senator on the question of his
own candidacy. Hundreelsof Republicans,
town caucuses, the entire Republican press
of the State and three State and district con
ventions have pronounced most emphatical
ly and unmistakably for his candidacy, each
and every one knowing full well that he was
not a candidate in the sense of being a seeker
for the office.
TnE VIEWS OP THE SENATOR
The sentiments of the Republican party,
as expressed in the resolutions adopted at
their convention, arc in full accord with
the views of Senator Edmunds, so far as re
lates to the principals enunciated and the
policy that should govern the selection of a
Presidential nominee. This platform is one
that Senator Edmunds and the Vermont Re
publicans stand squarely upon and which all
true Republicans can heartily indorse. The
maintenance of the principles of the Repub
lican party to be paramount to the success
of any particular candidate; waiving per
sonal ambitions and preferences and exer
cisinc a calm and intelligent consideration
as lo what means will conduce to success;
to nominate that candidate whose sterling
Republicanism, stauneh integrity and nu
s pot ted eharaeter will commend him to
true Republicans everywhere. The Ver
mont Republicans know he docs not seek
the office and that his personal preferences
are not in this dire ction. But they also
know that if the Republican Convention
seeks him for thcirstandard bearer be would
be loval to the behests of the party and ac
cept "the truft from a sense of duly.
E.V. Smiliet, the well-known corres
pondent of the New York Tribune, was
among the newspaper men at Ihe Worcester
convention. Duiiti the past three months
j Mr. Smalley lias made a careful stuily of the
j political situation in various sections of the
I1 couutry. He expressed the opinion that
Senator Edmunds stands a good chance of
receiving the nomination at Chicago, for the
reason that it will be more natural for the
lcaeling supporters of Grant to throw their
strength for him, in case their firt choice
fails thai for any one of. the other candi
dates. He says that the Grant leaders, par
ticularly Conkling and Logan, will never
consent to the nomination of Blaine if they
can prevent it. For mingled personal and
political reasons, they are almost equally hos
tile to Sherman and Washbunie. Although
Edmunds is hardly their sort of statesman,
yet there is no antagonism between them
such aa extts ia the case of the other three
men; he is on perfectly friendly terms with
the various conflicting elements in the party;
it 'herefore seems highly probable that they
will turn their important influence in bis be
half to beat Blame. Edmunds stands ex
ceedingly well with party men throughout
the country. He is recognized as a staunch
Repulilican", an able public man of unblem
ished personal record, and there is no reawn
to suppoc that he would not take well with
many elele-gates as a second choice.
Gen. Grant in lSTtS. "It isnot known
how strongly I was presse-d to enter the can
vass as a candidate for a third term. I was
waited upon formally by a distinguished
man, representing the influences that would
have controlled the Republicans in the South,
and asked to allow my name to 1 used.
This request was supported by men in the
Northern States, whose position and charac
ter are unquestioned. I said that under no
circumstances would I become a candielate.
Even if a nomination and an election were
assured I w ould not run. The nomination,
if I ran, would I after a struggle, and le
fore it had been unanimous. The election,
if I should win, would be after a struggle, and
the result would lie far different from what it
was before. If I succeeek'd and tried to do
my lust, my very licst, I should still have a
crippled administration. Personally I was
weary of office. I never wanted to gtt out
of a place as much as I did to get out of the
Presidency. For sixteen years, from the
opening ef thcwar.it had been a constant
strain on me. So when the third term was
seriously presented to me I percmtorily de
clined it." (Jen. Grant ; conversation re
pttrted by John lluasell Young.
PEILSOITAL AND POLITICAL.
Frank J. Bowman, formerly of Vermont,
who endeavored to have the action of a
Missouri State judge disbarring him review
ed in the federal supreme court, has failed in
bis appeal, the court ut Washington deciding
The Discordant Voiss.
Wc take the following from the Boston
Herald" report of the proceedings of the
caucus of Edmunds elelegites, at Worcester :
The chairman had named a committee lo
nomiuatc a ticket for delegates. A discord
ant voice announced of to tvee that they were
nil fur Grunt. Then the nominations from
the Hour began. Bev. Julius II. Seelyc of
Amherst was named amid acclamation, while
adihcordai.t oicc echoed, "Tilden man."
James T. ltobinon of Noilh Adams was
nominated after ipaite a little dispute as to
whether his name was James T. or George
T; then duties H. Codnian cf Boston, and
a stentorian voice sounded II. H. Fa von of
(Juincy, but there was no sccemd. Thcodure
Ljmati ef Brooklineand George F. Hoar of
Worcester were named. The discordant
oic he-re nominated Daniel Pratt.
Senator Croekcr of Boston threw oil on
the tioubled waters by suggesting that any
one could write a name on a piece of paper
aud hand it to the committee, when the elis
cordant voice echoed, "Entirely so." Mr.
Croikirlheu n.em-d to adjourn until it o0
o'chnk. Mr. r.iem wanted to hear from
the gi ntliiiicn named, to bee if they are
-oiiad on the questions. The meeting voted
nut to adjourn, and the disretrdant voice
asked, "Uheieaicjoiiuow''" Loud laugh
ter. -Mr. Dudley of Cambridge here sug
gested th.it there were some gentlemen pres
ent who were not gentlemen, and were act
ing discourteously. If they wouldn't retire
the meeting (jui-ht t be pioleetedby a po
liceman. Laughter. The elW-ordunt voice
loudly see'onded the motion. The chairman
mildly looked around, and said he had no
mean-i of preserving order except by up- i
pealing to the gimd sense ef the meeting.
F. A. Clatlin of Quincy num-d the ap- 1
poiutnic-ul of a cummilte to present lo
the couwntiotia resolution embodying the i
sentiment of the caucus in favor of idmuuds
aud condemning the candidacy of Grant j
and Blaine. This gave rise lo a discussion,
several gentlemen desiring to sjxak at the
same time. Onegentletnaii gained the tloor,
and said the tuifetioii might Im reae hetl by J
affirming the-ir desire to make Mr. Edmunds
President and indorsing the administration
of Mr. Hayes. Kev. V B. Kiev of Dan vers
agreed with the last speaker, and said it was
better to move slowly. The discordant
voice, "Good enough." Pmirjears ago
he cpress4-d the belief that Edmunds was
the Iwst man for the Pn'sidency, but he
would not needlessly offend his associates in
the Bcpublie'rtii parly, Applause. ll was
his rule to carry his own ends and nut
bump his head against millstones. He fought 1
his enemies and not his friends. Cries of
"Good! Applause. He wanted a good
strong elelegatiou of -Massachusetts men,
with good head? 011 1lnir shoulders. Mr.
Clatlin of (Juincy, who first introduced ihe
subject of lesolutions, proceeded to advocate
his motion, when the same old discordant
voice interrupted. Mr. Fuon called out
that it was a Butler Deinoe rat anil he should
be tut out. Charles B. Bow die h of Boston
moved that Paul Weft and E. IE. Calleuder
be put out of the hill. The (hair announced '
that a poli(minn was near by and could le
called on if needed. Thi4" was a sepielchcr. J
The discordant voiec kept quiet far ipfjte a j
while, and business and Seee h making went
A San FrantUeo despatch says in the Pu- 1
lire Court M on-lay the l'ruterullng- Alturne 7 aAel
coin roll mrnt fur Kramer, 'it" latier's comisfl,
atkeil forailrU) to ninMe him l make aiilli at ion
to the Nuprvme Court tor s writ ut hjtttM torpui.
Tbrourt denied the rfnueM hsuuumuI ami extra- 1
ordinary. The commit meat was iimte out, ami,
Kearaej, evidently frnatlj T'lejire-iiiiMt and cha
gTlDDect, nan Ukeu UIoa, aud In ft few nioiueiiti
removed to a Iiaek and drivi-n lo the Home or Cor
rection, n here, after ituiag throuKh the baud ut 1
me tiariier and uounine iuc cuuvu i num. nr m
placed In a cell. As he left the couit room, Ite
aiKed the Judge If the commitment contained aoy
reference untie provision of tti new Constitution,
tlxitijr eight hour as ad.i)M lattor. The Judge re
plied Hint llie MUperhiti'iideiit f the Ine of Cor
1 ttt inn would nee that lie Uad nuilklcut work to do
and uot too much.
KewYcrkrcn::rat3. The Third District Cflfl7eaUcn.
THE TWO e-OSEXT10-S AT SVIIU l-'t- E KRTTHINfl rXVMMOlS.
The leb'graph brought us but a meagre re- , 'I he Kepublicans of the Third District met
port of the two Democratic Conventions at by 'Ik ir elelegites at Hydepark, on AVeduef
Svraeuse, Tuesday. The following, with uli). The atlendincewas larger than was e.
our despatches, gives a Mice but at count of pected, Chittenden, Franklin and LamoU'c
the r.Eeii 1 u: i'ohuo.
The regular Democratic convention was
called to order by Ti. B. Paulkne r, w ho said
the Democratic party would neer bon to
faction and sacrifice Democratic pi iwiples to
tempt success. The name of Samuel J. Til
den was received with great applause, min
gled with hisses, which were renew etl whe n
the speaker stated that -Mr. Tilden forclmre
the assertion ef hisown right to the Presi
dency out of his greater re'gard for the peace
of his country. He was not informal whith
er that distinguished citizen would agiin ac
cept a call to (illlci.it ixisition. lie had never
been defeat eel Itffnre the pen .pic and he neer
w ill be.
John C. Jacobs ef Brmikhnwas chosen
tempeirary chairman. Mr. Jacobs made a
speech in width he referred to the t let lion of
Titdcn to the Presidency to which another
was elevated without a shadow of light.
Organization was then procceded wilh.
When New York was caUtd, Mr. Dupignie
of the Ninth District presented a Iit of
contesting delegates from New York, whieh
was referred to the ceimmiuee on creden
tials. Thomas Brady presented a ht of con
testing delegates from the 4lh district. New
York. Contesting credentials were also pre
sented ami referred from the 2?nd elNtrict of
New York and 2nd elistrict of New York:
also from the 2ml distritt of Mayne and
from Cortland county. All these were re
ferred. The committed reported in favor of
Ihe sitting elelegatcs, and a memlur who
tried to make a minority repoit was cut off
by a point of order, and the mijority report
was adopted against the angry protest of the
friends of the contesting delegates.
About this time John B. Iliiskins made
his appearance, and said that he represented
a committee of sixteen appointed by the
Tammany Convention to confer with a simi
lar committee of this convention in relation
to the best means of promoting harmony
and reuniting the IXmrcratic party. The
regular convention adopted unanimously this
reply to the communication : This conven
tion reciprocates every expression of n desire
for a union of the democratic party, and are
persuaded that the elelilK-rative wisdom of
the national convention will result in such
action as will secure the triumph of the Dem
ocratic party in Ihe State of New York and
in the Union in the ensuing presi lential
A resolution was udopted, that a com
mittees of one from each Congressional dis
trict be a committee to report ihe names of
delegates to the National Convention and
four delegates at lirgcwilh alternate's.
The committee on permanent organiza
tion reported the following: President, J.
C. Jacobs, of Kings, aud a long list of vice
Prcsidents and secretaries. Adopted. On
motion of Mr. Faulkner the roll of Congres
sional districts was called. The ch-iir an
nounced that Ihe State committee would
meet at the St. James hotel, .May 5. The
committee on elelegatcs repmted the follow
ing delegates to the national convention at
large: Lucius Bobiuson, Calvin E. Pratt,
BufusW. Peckham, Lester V. Faulkner.
The report was adoptetl and the convention
THE TMM ISV COXVEXTIOX
met at Shakespeare IIall,whcre theorginia
tion was formed last fall. John B. Ilaskins
calleel the convention to onler, and William
Dorsheimcr was chosen temporary chairman
and made an address. Mr. Dorsheimcr siid
it was the duty of every Democrat to bring
about a union and consolidation of the party.
to the end that some Democrat might !c
named hi the National Convention who
would secure the unit eel support of the
Democracy eif New York. He said if there
was wisdom enough to rtcommcml the nom
ination of Horatio Seymour, that would
unite the party and it would move forward
to victory, lie asked if there was a living
Democrat who better represents the party.
There is no cause of division except that
which he would not mention, and if the
judgment of the people of the State could Ik,
taken there would Ik no difficulty 111 gelling
a man who would get every Ucniocratic vene
ltetwcen l.nkc Erie and the ocean, lie there
fore urged the convention to elo all in its
nower to semi a elelecatinn to Cincinnati
which will truly represent the Democracy ;f
the States, and it that taileittlicm aovi ami
inform the Democracy of the Vnioti what the
sentiment of the Stale is.
A resolution was adopted, that a commit
tee of sixteen nit miters 1' appointed lo meet
wilh a like committee appointed by the other
convention lo consider ami eletcnnine upon
such action on the part of Ixilh conventions
as will provide for a united delegation to the
National convention, ami for such united ac
tion on the part of the Democracy of the
States as will secure the vote of this State for
the Democratic nominee for President.
The chair appointed a committee under
these resolutions, wilh John B. Ilaskiusas
chairman, lie subsequently rejiorted, brief
ly stating the action of the other convention.
He expresseel fears that the proposition
would meet with the same fate which Ite-fell
the efforts at harmony last Fall.
A recess was then taken until four eeloek.
at which time the convention was addressed
by Thomas Grady and John Kelly.
John Kelly, from the committee to
select elelegatcs ami Presidential ele-ctors-at-large,
reported the following dele-gates-al-large
: Amasa J. Parker, Albany ;
Win. Deirsheimer, New York; Jeremiah Mc
tiuire, Chemung; George C. Green, Niagara,
and a list of district tlelegatc-t.
Mr. Diefcndorf of New- York offered the
following, which was adoptetl: JitwlreJ,
That the tleleeates from this convention to
the national convention are hereby instruct
ed that it is the desire of the elemoeracy of
this State that the national convention con
tinue in force as heretetfore the two-thirds
rule in the nomination of a candiekite for
The resolutions praise the Democracy ; tle
clare it their duty to unite and put ffjrth
every effort to effect a change of administra
tion; pronounce for unpledgeel tie-legates;
pledge support to the nominees of the na
tional convention ; and oppose THden's can
didacy as follows:
RcnuhtJ, That, In 1lw of Ihe i-owerful eviM-.i!nm
to Samuel J. Tilden la tlil and other Mali's, tun
nomination to the rreaideiicj would he fat.il to Ihe
Democratic party and au net of tita-wu to tb.e demo
The Springfield liepuWean says : "Ver
mont, Massachusetts and Connecticut, the
fecund mothers of States, have unit eel for
Edmunds. They now luok to their filial
States of the Northwest to strengthen his
The Albany Jvurnttl maintains that "with
the organization ami enthusiism which art
sure to follow the Chicago Convention, who
ever may be neminated, New York can be
made as sure for the Ite publican candidate
as Vermont herself. The signs are all auspi
cious." Senator Edmunds would not only accept
the nomination, but he would be a particu
larly hard customer for the Dtmociacy to
Iieat, and, if he were elected, us he would I c,
he would make un unusually good, long
headed President. VUvdaml lltrald.
If we are again to have a lie-publican
Presielent we would prefer Edmunds to
Giant, Blaine or Shtiinau. KelmumN has
lietler tjinilifie-ations and is ,msse5cd of
greater iueh pendi nee than any of litem.
Mill he is more of u jiolitieiin th in n states-m-iii
and fanatical in the mlvocacv of his
opinions, ami his eh-tlion would not be of
great oeneiu to me country, ne wouiu,
however, not use his ollice lor p-irli-uu aud
(tersoual purposes, especially not tf a cor
rupt nature, as we will have lo exe t from
the et he r ca ndi elates mentioned. W repeat,
that if we arc to have a Republican PnVi
dent, we are feir Edmund. ta JWA
btaats Ztitung (I km).
With only Vermont at his l itk I'dmumU
was not much nunc than abanen iileiihly,"
with lnth Massachusetts and Vermont in
dorsing him, he is a vigorous coinjiUiior for
the nomination, subjiit, of course, to his
consent being obtained to the use of his
name us a slick to break the heads ef Grant ,
and Blaine. I'hilitUlphia Tumi. j
National conwntiems aie not nlwajs loic j
al; but the Chicago ih legates might prove I
that thev are lioth loirie id and nairitioin by1
nominating George F. lMmumU of Vt rmont
as the Keptitilican camlidate for I 'resident of
the Unit eel Slates. Xtte Yvri l'ctninj lot.
A gentleman who hal considerable conver
sat ion with Gen. Grunt, was asked if the
General alluch-d to politics in their comer si
tion. He re-plied: Vis ; anil siiid I hat in un
swerastowho the General tbeiiigbt likely
would Ijc ncmiiiiteel, he replies I, it no nom
inatiou wus made en the first nr see mid Inl
lot, he thought Washbunie or Eeluumds
might come to the front, Mb ef whom were
strong and acceptable. -Ualiftton 7mt
A prominent Republican, win is peihips
better acquainted than any otu else hete
with General Grant's political Hisitif-n, sejs
that the Generul will lw nominated tm the1
first liullot al Chicageiauelelei tnl by the pen
pit. He says llmt the leaihnir (iennati-, with
few exctptlenis, will givelbn. Grant 11 hearty
supMrt, anil thai the Mraltherscan do no
harm iu New Ytrk ortlsewlme. Washing
ton Cor. ititttun Journal.
BruiiN'tiToK wakes warm just new vt
the prospetlive nme ling of the old Army of
the Petlomac in llmt tily June Pith. (Irani
will lw there. Evarl give the oration, ,ba
tpiin Miller the poem. Builmgton will do
her best and all Vermont will In proud of
our Youngest, most U uutlful, capable and
brilliant city. In r deed ami her guests
The old project of connecting Lakes Eri
anJ Michigan ?jr a nbln cauitl lus tejea ruvit eJ,
counties being pretty fully representee!, and
ou-rhilf of ihe ttwns in Orleans county,
Essex and Grand Isle counties were more
thinly i-iprcsjute d. About tme humlreel ami
forty elelegatcs were present.
'Ihe conenlien was called lo order by W.
H. Hirmon, chairman of the elistrict com-
mitlte, and the rail fer Ihe convention was
read by P. I. (ileed, Esp, secretary of the
ct.inn.itlti. The elistrict committee, acting
as the committee on credential, present eel
Ihe list of delegates present, am! the s.i:n
was adopte-el as the roll of the convention.
The distiirt committee also presented the
name of Hon. Albert Clarke of St. Albans as
president of ihe convention. Mr. Clarke was j
rcceivcil with applause. He Fiokc briclly 1
on lading me ciiatr, saying mat nc naa ac-1
ccpted the osition on the comlition that he
shouM not lie reouired U make .1 siwecli and
that we could well forego speeches when
they are speaking so nobly for us and our
candielate as Massachusetts spoke the other
tUy al Worcester.
On motion, Mr. C. S. Forls-sor St. Albans
was chosen as Secretary of the Convention.
The elect ion of delegates wasnet in order.
Ij. Lawrence, Esq , of Burlington, in be
half ol the delegation from Chittenden coun
ty, prcsentcel the name of Hon. (J. G. Bene
dict, ns one whose character and the stamp
of his republicanism were well known to the
Republicans of Vermont, ami who would
faithfully represent them at Chicago. The
nomination was seconded by W. R. Rowcll,
Esq., of Troyaiid Guy C. Noble, Esq , of
St. Allians, in In-half of their respective
counties. .Mr. Benedict wa3 unanimously
elect eel by acclamation, followed by ap
plause. For the second delegate, Mr. Gleed of
Morristown, in tehalfnf Iaamoille county,
prcs-nted the name of Hon. Carroll S. Page
of Hydep-irk, saying that the nomination of
Mr. Page had been the result of no manipula
tion, but was the spontaneous choice of the
Republicans of his county. He thought
that ih more fitting conclusion to the work
of choosing the Representatives of Vermont
in Ihe National Convention could tie made
than by adding to the di'lcgation a cha.i
, - . r t 11 1
riie nomination of Mr. Page as second -
ed by Ibm. E. A. Sowles of St. Albans and
Capt. U. A. Wooelbury of Burlington. Mr.
Pjge was unanimously elected by nctlama-1
.. ' i , . 1
lion, followetl by hearty applause.
For alternate for Mr. Benedict, Capt.
oodlmrv nominated Hon. J. II. Simpson
of ( raftsbury anil he was unanimously elect
ed ly viva voce vote. For second alternate
Mr. E. T. Holbrook of Milton nominated
Col. Allien Claike, but Mr. Clarke positively
declined and ruled the nomination out of or
der. The name of lion. ( W. King of
Luncnburch was then presented and he was
eleeted m,! alternate by dva voce vote.
, . ' , ,
itcil. t. iirouioi ianon pri-sinieei me
.VW(W, That ihls eoncntiun heirhi intiH the
resoltiiiuiis iu-tst J Itj the Keputilteati Mate Coin en
turn to rbit'eleleir.ite"i at lame to the ('liiragM t'on
veutio'i, hel.l ut M.mtiM-lier, trirnary J"th, lssii. as
tlip sense of this e un i-ntl(ili.
Gtn. Grout supporteel the motion briefly,
suing that th? resolutions of the Mate Con-
rent ion were carefully and finely drawn and nas ;n ittH-kingham," Vt. "He has lived
were good enough even for the National t in Langelem, N. H., Lowell, Mass., Chirles
Convtntion. The resolution was adoptetl. ' town, N. 11., aud Bellows Falls. Vt. Deis
The convention then adjourned die.
hi consequence of the distress in Hungary,
5 1 .Magijw hate leit fur.Xmtrn'a .leirniffthe i.i-t
u,illt'r , ., .
The Spanish Gmerninent has prombitetl
. " .' . .". - . .
A vigilance rommittv is u-mg teirmcet in
U'wh itumj. W. Va , as to mysterious imirl-rs
liate i-ce-ll eemiMiitieil int-re uunnj; me i.isi
The New York I It raid t Sunday, was in
soxiuj'Ie furiii of te-iu-fniir j.ii's,i)r 144 columns,
the largest paper tu the weirl 1. aul eontapinisHO
eoltimiis nt & ertlse meuts.
It is now stated that Mr. Gladstone will
aeeept Itie emilroi or the coininu ailml 11 1st ration of
tjiicrii n iiti-iVn uiiliir-
M-e n eoinpiuatmns rweiir he will in prime minister
tif fore the tint of the week.
A Colorado girl only eighteen yars old,
onthetleath of her fa'her, toofc ehargeeif his family
ami farm, ami no maniKCs her unit her ami her
brothers, ami atsoher MsteM, her eousius ami htr
The legislation of the last week at Allmny
pretty riiiplMtirallr etopt-tl one faet, namely,
that iiorhun!i la lull will l passtsl the priseut
Tlie intional tlebtsof seventeen of tbeleael
inj states of Kur.pe amount to $21.Ci3,emo,tNH), or
more than nine ttuiesth.it of the 1" lilted Mates. '1 he
population of those Mat en taken together lsonl
about six time thai of this country.
The prisoners at Moscow. Nijni Novgeiroel,
am.ira aail other teits, awamnjr exile to Minna,
iutmier ot cr so.new. The pnoinee of oreulmnr has
l.een Mik-kali'l for a moiuhl.y unprt'eeelenttil snow
storins, Htnl inimerems leaths cf persons ot ertaWeii
t.y the htorms hat e oevurrisl.
Powell and Brown, the English pedes
trians, hatemithortztii the arecptam e of O'Leart's
challeiige to walk Hart ami Iiobler for flti.e-ie
Howell proposes 10 lac It himself for om-thinl of
the amo'iiit, ami articles are to be at onre forwanl
csl for ol eary'rf approval. Taiichot's laekers ex
press a ilesire to enter him for the match.
Vignauv, who ttefeated Slosoii in the
recent international lnulaM match ttas hamloJ lu,
eoi francs Nicuor Cernusrht as the proei-eJs ot
aiH-t on the irame which the tlimr made with
Mossoti's uirt-ut. Mossoa ilemtnils a return nutrh 1
with ii;tiauvoa the fame tame, urine same stake
as the Ixst nuttli.
Telephonic communication w ith PI mouth
church, ItrooUvn, was establishe.1 on Mindi loht,
uhcrtbr Beet her'it sermon nas Jistinctly hcaitl at
.anoUs"inMits In .New oik, Jersey Citj, ewark,
enanjre Llizabeth. The lustrunn-ini we-e su
arrutijretlas titeate'hthe prcaene-r's ttorJs which
ttrr nat he turneJ.
S. M. IMlsburyof Chelsea, Mass , SOjtars
1 .1.1, com 111 it '.eel him lle Fuu.tjy by c hoppms oil his
heil with an oM-fashiuiifl j;uil rtiue. filMmry
nij.le the tuo-,1 cUIiorateprt'pAiations for his tltatli.
the liihtnuio-iit being m lotistruetcil with wLiplits,
gruots. pullejs. etc, as to make it a perfect cu
X me of OeM rue 1 1011. He t as tt m i aril m-ue.
A Montreal ilespalth reports that Mr.
S011L as all matters are arrangeil for a race Imn
lufii llaulait nml t'ouitney ; that the money U
now In the .Mr. IHalkle's hands, lo le pahl the win
ner; thai there Is in prosiMTt of the raee taking
placeautwhere tlst. 'Ihe course on the 1'otouioc
will in- tliree-tly in front of the W htte Home. Ouly
t'ourtuey imJ ilatilan will take part lathe race.
The San Antonio (Texas) Express says
Ihe little mil, Jessie Lumlel, upon whom the opt-r.
atiuti of eiiltin thiougli the btoiuach was (H-rfona-eJ
la-t Aujruat, Is gainine; Ktrtntli mid flesh ery
rapidl. 'llie thild nusticates the Uxl gnen her,
ami. tliig unable to swallow, takes the chewed
Uitiaml niseits It into her .touucti tbiou'hihe
tubi plui-t il lluieby llie tiurgton. She eaaeligot
au Huiteif food, aud appears to be as health) ami
as ilu'eiful as an of tier 1'laj mates.
The ft'verest snotv storm ever known on
the line of the Central Pucitli: llailroa-l llnoiigli the
liKiuntaitis pn-vailed last wt-uk. 'Ihe hiiowahe.ds
ate broken Uow 11 aud trams blui keJ. Asnuw plough
tram with eight niiine s. near Suiimiit, JuiiijK'.i the
traik aud daliesl tlirouh the huowheda for a hun
.t Ce'Iutnbia. S. C., Mrs. v-olt Sieleloi.s
was rieently readme lo u large audience while a
iuiiiiIht of tilling iieople were Hitting, talking ami
Iditghiug 111 u pioate Imx. She teeriud toward
tin 111 and said that she would utire until tluy were
thnmsh. ami walked utt from llir stage. Twoof the
youiig men who en i-upu d the bo alti-rwaid 1 ailed
upon her and il.-ma.id.-d I hat she should ajtologtztt,
w IikU nhe l-i lined to do.
It is said th it Ihe negro exodus is asmm-uigta-t
pi op-11 lions and Is be-lter org.itii7'd Ih in
eier. 'I lie tide this M'ling st' lo-e,rl iw
Ien o, t'olora-la and Aruona. In New .Mexico
opie lallt t-U in m 1 U lug takm to nuke an atluiu
fur .itx.ut Kiii.iMwi. 'i ins ininiiier Is altfa.lv otgauued
logo. Aiompaiiv has bte-u formed lit New Xork
witli a tn-w of beniiignp large traits of suitable
lend to be Hii1liuUd and Hht to colored imi
grants. steps are bi-mg lakeu to lue agents Iu ull
llie Suulhi-ru states.
Intense' excitement pie vail? at Caledonia,
Hk count. I'a, over u brutal munler eoiumitteii
llo-re-li 4 tinted foigcraml outlaw, naineil llarn
Knclish. A imsse w-bl fiom St. ,Xlar"s to appre
heuJ Uii!lish. fotistables W re-nth and XotiOer and
.lustlee l.uik nut laighsti omingdowii the bt aits.
W ri ut It ni tiered him to Mirrt-mler, liut he rt turned
.up stans ami Im ktsl himself Iu a rtn.m. 'I he nitlerr
drew-a pisttd autl eleilansl his iiitinilon of taking
l.ulisitUudoraIive. As t'oiistutle Wreiitheame
up the room Kugliih thrust Ins rln ihroiiKh Die
door and shl, kilting him iustantlj. t'uiistable
ditit r 1 lit 11 earrie-d Wnnth's IhnIv duftit stairs,
ated as he titrted the jard Knglish hlitit Vi.luu-r,
not fat tilt, laiglish gaintsl the woo. Is duilug Un
1 xiiliiueiit, but while tunning to tot c r he was shot
en the l g. t'oinpatit II, State Xoliuiteers, lias Item
in tit rtsi un 1 10 c.ipime iiiiii.
The shipments of live cattle ami fresh beef
fn.iii lliis ittimtr lo fiiirlaml lontinue t increase.
ot r fa.eiMMNi wottli luting bein unit fiom llm
I.tof New oik dining tin
first ihrte iiimiihiuf 1
During la t wetk Ihlrtetn targe steamships
l.fthe Wets.) .,i Noilh Atueriiaii pods, must .of ;
III III lor I tie I in'ei) s,Ines wine a uijie iiumwrui
llie trial of the negro. Th.imis Sim.thers, 1
for emtr-ure iu MslJetn, in Uashiiigtmi. nsi.Uett (
ti ma verdict of iuill, ami Mii'4 in rs win
o to the ih ulletitiart to
full t 111
an I four I
tais. 'lhejur) eomistedi
A new nml t tirious caw of death from
pt.isi igliasiMturretl in piulu.i. Ii.hu. Ajoung
IIUII W no woie t umreti nun huji- " wiih
((.intt-r n.ul-e lu-l Ih r lit-t 1 1'tniemrtsi in. out 01 ine
Lttltr. tiitt miiu illmi net in unl til Ie w tl.o-i ntu'
tht-il. I 'limit hint tl' mil Im win tin r it tm
itiite tlie nlniiiij In tlif sltH kind's in In llie luil,
or Kt IhMi.
A grand philologieal fete or polvijlol aetul
tno wjh liel.l ut tin' Vutlt-tiii t.n llie ism In tmttor
tr lite exaltation tu llie lliitme uf I'tiiw I et .
Hit ili-ihiiinttii ImhU, I hi nol.lliU, uriiiliHh,.n,
tic., H111 i-usi hi In m Imhtri ol tin' -roii;ii-li
nt ittsl intin-t III lit! I) Hln- ilitTt-reiit lunv'tl.te. rx-
iniiiiiir tin ni
The ilis:isiers from the tornadies iu the
Wt-Hlt-rn Mates. stMKllV mu'il. rttel imjtlnin;
iit rtii.Inri Lnunit in tins etiiuilry. 'Ihe hlurni w s
to ha e t-iteii-Ieil nt. er V t r law p.u I uf llstnirl.
flnut1t-Htriit.litiiM.triMeit J"'! llteha-.e
tM-eiiiretl in other Mules. '1 li- hws at XI irht1il-l,
Xl.i,He4luiuIe.tal rnmi XjU.w ! t4mt.w. hvr
I .us ss house iu the llae M in lulu. I'fthf&eiO
mhaliitaiiN, neti-t Ij-Iilhs art Hilhoeit huim
ilutliiiijr. Iwl ur mi iiusio imkuic eneiii.
The BiilU-h naval tiaining ship Alluila is
jEneu as ItMtHllli over iw utile uri ainl nu'tt.
I here is im m lta-l.iw e.f lmie Ml Ir tlit saM I
ol the Mil'., ami her fato tia carricJ dcnolutloa tuto
A :i:taV.s Uardsr Case.
1I1L lr VTII OF .M.TAX C. FOSTER, loril K.K I
AtiO TKIAl. 01" THE I'XUTIKS I -rKCTH
F THE MIi:iElS ItKTVllS OF THE l.F-
hh:ts m de to 1 m:a f.i. the isrn:Y.
The eirtuinstances attending the murder
of Alvan C. Foster, at Kt'cne, N. II., .May
ISTtl. are so singular as toolatv it an.oni
the ce lebratod crises in the annals e.f dime.
i-'ro,uri, k. B. iKulge, Gideon 11 Lee and
(;inr;;e i, jwer an now on trial at Keen
for Ihe murder, and the matter acquires addi-
tolliX ineie-t from the fact that this is Ihe
fturlh trial of different persons for Ihe of-
n the Lwriiingnf May 21, 1ST;, the body
of Alvan ( I o-te-r. .1 resilient of Kecnc,
agent for K G. ( hise A Co., nurscrynun of
Geneva. N. Y was found in the road, a few
feet from the sidewalk, with his face to Ihe
ground and his arms folded under lum. A
Sp,ni!p saturated with chloroform was found
near his nose wilh a rtmrse towel, and on his
neau was a siiitiu iiiMtMoranon n tnc
ground there w:ts an appearance of some one
il:xsus K.vn drugged, and a U.ttlc which
proliably contained the chloroform was found
atljoining field. About -?17 in money
f t In.t-d ... If.
It liven il
nursery Mm k and collect etl pay. He had a
family with whom he livetl, but he also kept
company with a widow woman named Liz
zie Cram, who now lives at Bellows Falls,
Vt. A coroner's inquest was held, and a
verdict was rendered that Foster came to his
death from suILiration by chit rnform. The
authorities offered a leward at once for
any clew I hat would lead to the arrest
and lonwclion of the party or parties impli
cated. Dete-tlive Sargent of Boston and
Deputy She riif Kiev of Kecnc took charge of
the ease, following out first one dew and
then another. William Ilullett, a carpenter,
Imanlingat the Eagle Hold, was arretted
within a short time, charged wilh the mur
der, but there was not eidence enough to
hold him, and he was discharged.
The woman in the case, Lizzie Cram was
arrested for the murder soon arte r the release
of Ilullett. At the lime of Foster's death
she was in Bellows Falls, ami exhibited great
grief, soon after attempting suicide by tak
ing laudanum. Nothing coJd U proien
against her, and she was also released. On
being wl free she went back to Bellows Falls
ami destroy ed the lelit-rs she had receive el
Alter the ielea.se of the woman, n- new
elevclopme tits took place for nearly a je-ar.
Then a negro, mined George II lin'ilton, was
arrested at Point Coupee for murdering a
negro in New Orleans. An Odd Fellows'
bailee, U longing to the Kt-ene lodge of the
onler of whith FoMtr wasft lm-mtur, was
found on his person, and he n.ade many
susplcious remarks concerning the Festtr
murder. Ihe rtsiilt was that a requisi
tion was ohtamctl and Hamilton lttt li
ed fiom New Orb-ana. He was
' titcicii t me grann iur, ami wit- e-ie w.n-
1 tQ tf- iUie faprmC(I a am aml was re.
iulS4.,i. Time wore on and nothing was
J heard of the case for a long while, when at
tot ? w a was struck. Oilice-rs Phelps
and Rice worked the clew up, anil finally
r(m Iheir pilup ,u Uic roumK AI1 lhc
deuce h in- taken into ronside ration, Ihe
parties (l)oelge. i.ee ami 5peiitcrj, were ar
rested and confined in the Cheshire county
jail. They were indicted by the grand jury
of the April term of coutt for IVTii, and,
pleading not gniltv, heM for trial. Denize
is an admire r of Mrs. Cram, aud he ami Fos
ter wtreiivals fcr her love. She is about
thirty-live years of age, aud anything but
good" looking. She was living at Keene when
1 Dodge first become aermamted with her, and
J'1 her away from Foster he l'iade,!
I her to move lo Bellows 1 alls, hosier did
not give her up, but wei-t to that place to
see her quite often. The theory advanced is
that Foster batl colltcttil up the money be
longingtet the firm for which he was ta wenk
and was going to run away with her, and
that she letlel Doelge, or he learneel of it, ami
logetrielof Foster, munlertd him, g.tting
la-e and Spencer to help him.
Vn i! !)(Hb't is fortv-t ao vears eld anel
man ieil ami has seven Children, nve 01 w nom
are living, lie is a carpenter ny traeie.
Goon'i li. StM-nceris fortv-thrceears tild.
and was liorn in Corinth N. V- He lived in
Springfield, Vt.. mo-t of his life, is married,
1 ;ilu IW iH children ; occupation, sign anel
' carriage painter.
(lidtsm B. Lee is fortv cars oltl. lives in
Springtiehl, Vt.. is married and has two
chilelrcn. His trade is that ef a blacksmith.
( . . . . . n ai,ii,.r rr ,,- iK fonr
The I.IW31T.S cnageel in the tie fence are C.
B. Kddy, Judge Cushion, Judge Bellows
and Hugh Henry. Thtrcwill apiear for
the State, Attorney-Central Tappcn, lieu.
J. H. Albin, A. T. Batchdtler, Pan. H.
Wot idw ard and I. K, Hcaly. county solic
Hon. Preelerick Billings is I ut ding a me
morial chapel to the Congregational church
at Woodstock, in ir.emorveif his mother, the
late Mrs. Ol Billings.
St nator Justin 5. Morrill reached, on Wed
nesday, the age of three scetrc ears anel ten,
and celebrated the occasion by a handsome
reception at his house iu Washington, at
which a large numlsr of Vcrmontirs and
ether friends gave him their congratulation.
We are sorry to hear that Dr. P. (. M.
Edson tif Boston, is in finite iioetr health.
(Jen. Wells left twoor three days ago. to ac
company him te the South.
In ciivC'iucme of litUation between Hon,
Bradlev Barhuv and James O'HalUiran, the
latter has resigned the vice-presnlency ot
the Southca-tern railroad, and Nalhanltl
Pettis of Knowlton has been choen in his
Dr. Peltvard V. H. Kcneah'. iiu-mlur of
the last House of Commons and counsel for
the cl limatit in the fimous nthliome case.
Is dead, aged Cl years.
Dr. I.yon Play fair, liberal, has been re
elected luemlicrof Parliament for Kelinburgh
and St. Amlrcws univcrsitie-s.
Bev. Pr. Bogcr S. Howanl, a well
known retired episcopal minister, tiled on
Friday, at the aco of 72. Dr. Howard xtas
lorn at StratTord.IVt., in 1S07, grailuated at
Dartn.oiith in l$2ik taught in Newburyport,
Mass., entered the Kpiscopal ministry, anel
was rector of St. Stephen's church at Port
laml, Me., anel afterward was settled at Kut
laml. Vt., at WooeUtotk, Vt., and last at
Webster, Mass. For a few jears he was
president of Norwich University. lie was
a very successful teacher and minister ami
was greatly Ih loved by all who knew him.
lie leaves a widow and one daughter.
Jules Verne, the novelist, xthosc scientific
romances have Wen m muth cnjoed, not
only by the joiirg and the unlearnt d, but by
olde'r -rsoiis and students as well, strutk
out fifteen ears ago fnm his work as a
dramatist into the tie Id which he now occu
pies. In that fifteen years he has made
52.10,000 by his pen, and at theas;eof .12 xears
be enjtns g'Miel health, cmtent and the abil
ity to t!o as much we-rk as everhe could.
Ile-v. Justph Cook is authoiity for the fol
biwing 11m (dote : Krne.st Kenan litelyhad
octnsion loteltgrnphacross the British Chan
nel the subjet t of n proposeel lecture tf ids
in Wt stminster AbUy. The subject as Mat
es I by him was The lntluence of Bome on
Ihe irumtit)ii ul Christi inily." It wasiml
lished in Knslnntl as "The Intluenev of Bum
011 the Pigt 1.1 ion of Hun-.anily."
Que n Vie loria has sent to Canada tttogold
watches, which she desires her daui'hter, the
Princt"!S I.ouie to present in person to the
aiilr-de'-canipnnd the griwun who as-Uied in
Ihe leieue of the piinres; on tlir- occaioii of
llieaeciilent by whieh she was thrown frnm a
sleigh, last Winter.
Men iily ami Satikty armed in B dtimoie
Saturday night, ami recied a gmmt ova
tion. 1 bey utile iated in three churches Sun
etay, ami left Momlav for !alveslon.
We are gkul te hear that the health ot Mr
John P. llottanl continues lo improte, ami
that he cccls to return lo this country ami
be in Burlington in the course of the Sum
mer. .Mrs lalnumds and Mis Jutii lalmumls
have I iet n in Florence fr a few daxs. Thev
are now 011 their way home, exKttm to sail
bvtheilallii on the Slhof.May Mr. ami
Mrs. i'dniiimls. as our eiti7tns will learn
witli pleasure, rs cl tei 0111 the ir lioiise on
Main Htretl, ami tonml naM td ihe Sum
mer in Burlington.
( u W 1 dm tl iy evemm;, Senator ami Mis.
Monill enttilaineil u nleitsant (iHtipant if
' ftii nils Ite celt brate Ihe, Si nator's stteniielli
, biilheliy. .Mrs. Hies sent an tlilnrale
1 flora I tribute, and with the President t is a
t)(.si ni) w rccasiott (le'iiet.il Sheimin,
MX ineinle'rs ot Ihe alum I, stu n .iitsin
f tlie- Siumim Ceuit, the tar'e tinh
fr:,.,llU .., r l,(rri , tin' Smile nml
. ,, , . . ,lfcilM.,..
""'iou -.,.. -
hietl iiimle up the p-uty Mj"r Bin I o
hy Pooie. Mrs Porlus P.ixhr :imt Mis
,Miirv Cli Itiliii r wire of Ihe iiumtw-i t h i
w,, fii mN nri'sent I lit n-iiLnu wite
purMsely not 1 rowdetl In utt ill.iwin. mtd
the ot easieui taseniof siibtbnd tntd loot
Hj '"j".V "' J" 1 b'' S. n n.-r U 11. . K -,..1
s-htiaily linking man, ami wiars lie ifn
m Uiree a ore llliu ieil i-'iis ;i imnm
W'adtit.gt-tn Cor .. ) I u'-uut
Miss.Mvnv M I'nvn is, the dein-tiin i-l
Ihe Vermont Si nitir, in a Mb r l the . w
Voik llidilHtidt lit, givn Ibis hllle buine
picture of Margaret of Italv ami her -ton
"St ime litlle1 tune ago erne id our In tuts was
bavin- a private iule rview wilh the (neeti,
ami Ihe hope tietn-r expressed Ih it the I'lttite
wnswill eliipietie will nut allow i veil Ih it
hi ne pite in ( inriii ti a iiit'Mitii nt
1 If si red lo pit m ut himself A few mtmenls
1 iter a hitelish voice outside lh door stihl,
wilhelrotl ttignity Stot Mtjta ? May I
ciuncitif Thetiufiii nnsvvertel, in Bneli'-h
Yes, me miii ami in he nun hetl. He
tiM-nU l.tmlUh excellently as lhc Omen
does hisi, ttim injova me .vmiiiean .f
A latai ami Wide AiruKe wlnth -be t iki
fur j,;,,, r('e;utaily, as muth as our own hi lie
, -1 ..- j0V
Chltteniea Ccazty Court.
IKlN. .IiiIIX riKIMf'IXT, Presiding Judge.
llos.Tnols l. rmmis, . , , f,l,
1 1 on. Kixitit U.l.tNE, J-AnsihUntJutUes. j
A. .1. llowAi.it, 'JlerlL. j
I- A.Ukkw, rvieriflr.
U.S. I'ftK. Mate's Attomer. I
,1y Hi t I'i-mbik. Court Stenographer. !
rmti'iN tt IU: et 11, High lUIItlT.
Fmovv, April ID.
'Hie t use of Mrlircvy vs. Burlington was i
given to the piry at about 5 30 yestenlay af
tt ruoon ; and in atiout half an hour they ,
came in with a xerdict for defendant. j
The first ca"e taken up this morning 1 nine-;
tee 11 cases lK-iii pas.sed by for various reasons) j
was ll. M'. (iilbertht.the toirnoffit. Ueorge.
PlaintitTi a travelling eiMIer anil on the
li h ol April. lbTi. v-hile driving on a St. I
George highway his horse stepped into a bole
in Ihe mad and suffered injuries xxhich er
mauently lamed it. Plaintiff ;dued the j
horse ut jl(0 ami sues for that amount. The ;
tie fence claim a fair condition of the road,
carelessness on the part of plaintiff, and tint
ihe horse was of much less value than
J. W. Busmen and Seneca Hasetton for the
pi lintitT ; Henry Ballard and 1 V. Englesliy
Sati'hd vy, April 17.
In Gilhertli vs. St. George the arguments
w ere concluiled 3 esterday afternoon and
Judge Pierpoint w ill charge the jury at
the opening of court this meirntng.
(lilUrlh xs. St. Gt-orge was given lo the
jury at 10 oclek this morning and in about
an "hour ami a half they returned with a ver
dict of rjoO for plaintiff. Court then adjourn
td until 2 o'clock Monday afternoon.
Moxnxv, April 19.
On the opening of court this afternoon the
first ease: taken up xtas that of Mary A.
WieAtr' c7, Judith J bulge tt at, apt
The facts in tins case, briefly stated, areas
follows: -Mrs. Mary A. Wicker, whose
maiden name xtas I)odgc and whose resi
dence xvas at Bouses Point, married for her
tir.-t husband one Iledding, xxho dying left to
her a coiiMiItrablc estate ; and she also re-ctivt-il
i;o,000 from the estate of one of her
brut hi rs, the late Pr. Paokl G. I)olge of
Bouses Point. After Mr. Hedding's de
cease and iu ihe year 187S she married I!ev.
M. A. Wicker, a clergyman at present and
for many 3 tars connected with the Troy
Conference of the Methodist Episcopal
thurch. Being slricken xxith a mortal dis
ease cm the lllh div of April, 1879, being
then a resilient of Williston, xthcre her hus
bind xvas stationed, she executed a will,
drawn acconling to memoranda furnished
by her, by William II. Boot of this
city, anel xwtnesscd by Lcet A. Bishop,
Jason Clark and Mrs. L. Foster, neighbors of
hers. This will left her xvatcli and5 chain to
a lael friend, her piano and silverware to
her brother and Msler, her household furni
ture ami clot hi tn; to her mother and sister.
ami :i house anel lot wlnth she owned near
West ("hazy, N. Y., to her mother anil sis
ter. The remainder of her estate, being
properly to the value of atxmt fifteen thou
sand dollar?, she bequeatheel to her husband.
A few xteeks after the execution of the will
Mrs. Wit ker died. The x ill was contested
in the Probate Court and appealed to this
couit on the grounel of informality in its
execution, the mother, Mrs. Judith Dodge,
the brother, I- C. Dodge, and the other
memliers of the family being the contestants.
Henry Ballard for the will; UK. Hard
Tiesoit, April 20.
Testimony iu ihe Wicker will case xvas all
taken yestenlay afternoon and the arguments
commenced. They will be concluded this
The Wicker will case was given by the
court to the jury, xxho after a brief absence
rt turned x ith a'x'cnlict that the will is the
true xtill and testament of Mrs. Marj A.
Wicker, ami should I e sustained.
In the case of Gconre T. Beynolds against
the C'uv of Burlington, to recover damages
for injury sustained on the highway, a mo-
lion lor continuince was matte uv llie coun
sel for Ihe plaintiff. The atlitlavit of O. E,
I'inney, wlio is t Jsimeei to tic a material xxit
ness in the cae. and of his attending physi
cian, to the effect that he xtas physically
incapacitated from attendance, were read by
Mr. Start. City Attorney Tyler opposed the
continuancy, ami oflereel to allow Mr. Pin
nev's eviele-nce given on the former trial to
be iiscel in this trial. Mr. Phelps anrucd the
importance of the xxitness's testimonj, and
the right of the plaintiff to have the witness
1 -cf ore the jurx. lie alseicalled attention to
Hine comments of the Fi:ee Pkessou the
dcciion in the case of McGrevx- against Bur-
lin2ten, as calculated to prejudice the case
of the plaintiff and prcxent his haxing a fair
trial. Mr. Bitmap xxas proceeding to argue
llie utter point xxiit-n Juuire l'lerpomt inter.
rupted him with the remark that the court
xvas prnxuicei xwin no macmner- ior -muz
7tin-r the Press."
The court then granted the motion for
continuance, on the ground of the absence of
an importance "tntm-ps.
The jurv were then excused until to-mor-
row mornin-;, the trial of civil cases having
been concluiled, and the docket was called.
The day xtas taken up with hearings, etc.,
1:1 various cases.
The nu'.nlHT of men employed now at the
Howe Scale works at Kutland is larger tuan
ever lie fort. The mr-roll last month show.
ed employes, ami amounted to over
Soii'e sixtv thousand trout have been
placetl in the streams of Bennington and
xicintly, the result of private subscriptions
towards this olocct. It is honeuthat enoujili
xtill le raised to enlarge the number to one
hundred thousand trout.
Susan B. Cunningham, of Lyndon ville.
has a butlerlly which appeared in the house
a few days ago, ami w hich is now so tame
that it takes quite a rancy to tne little girl,
follows her about the house' and seems to re
gard her a its mistress.
Mrs. r.IiabthTatro, Ihe mother of Ed
ward Tatro, xtho xias executed April 2d, has
rt-teixtel from Franklin Barney, of Spring
lield, Vt., a present of a suitable tombstone
to lie t reeled ove r her son s grave.
The subscriptions in aid of a nexv hoti3e of
xu.rship, for the .Methodist Society of Wind
sor, is meeting xtith a hearty response from
the people, and the prospect is tiatteringthat
a sulucietit sum win id raised and tue House
built this season.
Bobtrt MeCtillis's hou-e and out-buildings,
at Bradford, were burneil Tuesday night, te-
getlie-r xtitli two horses, llie lire caught in
ihe barn, anel xtas probablv the work of an
intendiarx. Ia., about ;l,ri00: insurtnl in
lhc Parmer's .Mutual forSl,lHXl.
On the farm of Bosuill Ford, of Brain-
tree, there is a I ire h tree, one and one-half
ft.et through, ar.d alwut two feet from the
ground a maple, four iurhes through, crows
out ot it, xtitli no si n o a root. tJotu trees
are rfeelly sound.
The Central Vermont rtiilro id company
h is based the nitrow-riuj;c road which runs
fromSlanhtielge Station, P. , on the Cen
tral 1 rinont, north of St. macintiie, 1. ij.,
on the Grand Tiutik, and during the coming
Spring they will widen the gauge to conform
with Ihate'if their own tract. The business
of the narrow -gauge road since its opening
has far exceeded Ihe expectations of its man
agersand xxill be ax'aluible addition to the
Central Virnumt roiit,e.
James T. Parish, f)rineily a resident of
Stone, but for the past two years a resident
of WaitstieM, died Monday." Judge Parish
xvas assistant judge of the Lamoille county
4-ourt in 1S7- 74 and held several county
and town ottices. lie xvas xxell known to
Ibetitli-ns of Iimoille county as the pro
prietor or the extensive line ol teams xviucn
haiileel nearly the tntiie freight of the six
eastern towns of the county, trom the advent
of the old Vermont Central at Watcrbury
nntil tin new Portland and Ogelensbunr line
remlerulthe old fashioned canvas covereel
The Albativ Kctning Journal suggests
that while the Sv racuse Convention is wait
ing for tin cominittee on resolutions to re
poit, the Mbnving, among other campaign
self's, Ik Ming .
VV tut l-t e tut w i;hoeit a Pari.
I 1 his a thrilling solo ami chorus; iueU-cd,
itin.ivlH tailed Ihe Xaiiemal air tf the
lVmiH racy or llii- Slate. Mr. IVlUm has
agreed to lake- lhe solo part, ami the entire
e-t mv e'lil ion are' n piev'ctl to join in the
-1 Iiwa I e i pit. r x u tor. '
I This a wiinllv l-caiitifut anthtm lull of
p issiou tie v earnings. It is dedicated by per
mission lo S. J T.and wilt If mulm d
Itoin the platform bv Smith M U'ecil. who
wilt Ik- rtf'tlhil live limes.
-I,, r 'ii'i u ssnj.
i IhiHis the wild."! ol 1'iitTt' sttnps. and as
i'iitilv Simiitl .1 liUliti. its author ami
otiipt' r. is :el ivsgreetnl wilh roar upon
i.m. ol liii'-hi.r xir iiiticn win noi -
iMe lo ,ttit ml Ibe t'onveiition iu i-erson. but
li 1 1 on 'i nit l l.t "-in v llie htm-; to his fellow
tt nt. ti us .iivrat use thr mh the tlramerey
1'iiiU It b phone This nuiiilK-r em lhe pro
f.iiiiiiine wilt tl'iiliilfss prove the feature of
Iht t 'omt ill ion J
nii Hlnn-XU Nil" oiiiii-'is I le irt-itiiiiu.
I Ins 4 :m irn itdf eanlit te, anel if Ap
e. u Mii ii, as is expeetctl, it cantiut but
piooke the wildest enthusiasm in the Con
vt nt ion '1 he author e.f the nong is unknown,
ll was roitm) in an old bureau iu Mlerty
Mint, Ne W . enk-1
t, in elmi, tiur t'an el.m.
This is a well deserved metrical tribute to
It.e eminent scrvites ri-iidt-rul the parly by a
tlis(ini;iiisbitl ex tlovcriior of Maine. It U
not certain at this writing whethe r it will
In Ming during lhe recess of the yonvtiition
or lie liride pail of the platform We ap
jund a sample vere
Ve plw put-1 liters, tt (jarce-'lou.
W e pui' lluv tears. iMi-iritluii.
i lu-eis (or ttnir t truttsilimii m Maine,
1 eats i imi those i llotts Here Iu tula,
t; attt'lon, uur Ciarctluti !J j
News by Telegraph.
.ti issriiK'si:iis Ul:l'l.lC.
TIlEIi: I'oSlTIOX o TilE I'llEsIDENTI VL (il'ES
TIOS EDMl'NDS 1IVSA STRONtI IEAD.
Woi:t ester, Mass.. April 15. The Eil
munds ciiucus, this morning, agreed upon
the following titktt for delegates at large:
lion. G. F. Hoar of Worcester, Prof. J. H.
Scelye of Amhirsf. Hon. Charles B. Cotl
man of Boston ami Hon. John E. Sanford of
Taunton. For alternate"', Hon. Bbcn F.
Stone of Xewbiiryport, Hon. James M.
LiarKoi I'liisiieui. hop. cnanes .i.en 01 1
Boston and KoUrt B. Bishop of Xewton.
The caucus unanimously voted to present ,
the following resolutnn: Kewlvetl. mat it
is above all things important thatarepub-;
lican presielent lw chosen who shall represent
llie luliest oreier 01 patriotism ami true
latesnunsinp and Inat Ihe republicans ot
Massachusetts present to the Chicaso con
vention and to tlie country as their first choice
for the presidency, the name of Hon. Geo.
F. Edmunds of Vermont.
A resolution aimed agiinst General Grant
was laiel on the table by a large majority.
The III line men are circulating split tick
ets x ith the name of Hon. W. C. Lovering of
Tauntem ami the otht r names taken from the
Edmunels ticket except that of lion. Chas.
II. Coil ma 11.
Senator Dawes was chosen chairman of
the convention. lie brittly spoke of the
xvork mat has iicen tirne i-v tnc republican
party anel Ihe changes tint lave been
wroueht liytlicxvar, anel tmn procectten to
n consideration of the duties involved by the
present comlition ot nllairs.
WorcesTfk. Mass.. April 15. Tlie follow
ing resolution was voicel down in the Ed
munds caucus t "Ilesolvtel, That iu our opin
ion the only guarantee of success for the
republican partv is in making choice of such
a candidate as shall need no defence of his
past record." This resolution xvas discussed
by a dozen delejratcs the majority of whom
declared in substance that Ihe resolution was
either a meaningless generality or a sliir
which xvonld arouse the antagonism of the
men in the national convtwiion by whose
votes alone Senator Belmumls could hope
At ft conference of bhermau anel Edmunds
men it was agreed that they should co-operate
in giving the convention a turn adverse
to Grant and Blaine. According to llie
agreement, Sherman xvill be directly men
tioned as second ch -ice anil in return for this
concession the Sherman men will second the
nomination of the Edmunds delegates.
the nEsoLmoxs Xt ixsTcrrno-cs nrr a
STItOXG ri!EFEi:ENCE FOR EDXICNDS.
Worcester, April 15. The convention
unanimously adopted resolutions reafliicrning
the principles anil policy of the republican
party; praising Sherman's financial policy;
declaring it the duty of the federal govern
ment to protect tne ngiitsoi all citizens; de
manding free and honest elections; express
ing gratitude for xvhat has leen done during
President Hayes's administration in the way
of civil service reform, and "invoking Cen
grcss to complete the x ork by necessary leg
islative inactments, that the re may Ih an ade
quate permanent security aainst the misiae
of the public service as a machinery of party
organization anil personal intluence. The
sixth resolution says: 'We deplore the ex
istence of sectional strife and animosity of
parties bounded by territorial lines. We
earnestly desire that the resources of the
south, as well as those ot inejioriii and west,
may be developed under just and harmoni
ous polices by the united energies of our
xx bole people. To thii end there must be
actual acquisition, equal rights, recognition
of equal rights of all and by all, the privileges
of citizenship must cvervw here be respected.
the results anil settlements of past issues
that have been reached at great cost snu
once accepted must not again be brought in
to question, and wc bold that those who seek
to reverse or set them aside or te rexivc past
controverts for itohtical effect, arc unwise
statesmen, dangerous ioluical leaders, justly
responsible for disturbing the peace and ob
structing the wcnare 01 the counirv.
The seventh resolution says: "The republi
cans ot .Massachusetts demand ot their dele
gates to the national convention that they
use all proper efforts for the nomination of
the candidate w ho. having reauisite ouahhea
tions for the high office of President, will
also have the confidence ami approval of all
who have hitherto acted with ihe republican
party, xtho will invite the support of other
patriotic citizens desiring good government
more than party success, .xxhose nomination
will be the most expedient because tlie most
worthy, and the least objectionable, and
whose triumphant eh clion, to which we
pledge our heart v anil united efforts, xvill
give assurance of a continuance of Ihe sound
and bcncticicnt polities of the administra
tion and of uninterrupted and growing na
tional prosperity. v mle we do not instruct
our delegates, xe commend to their consid
eration a republican statesman xvbo pos
sesses in an eminent degree such qualities
ami requisites for the nomination, Gro. l
Edmunds of Vermont.
THE IMZLEfl VTES AT LVROE
elected by the convention were Ihe same as
those agreed upon ov ihcraimunds caucus.
The balloting resulted as follows : Whole
number of votes, 1.0C0; necessary for a
choice, 531. Hoar received 77!, Coalman
C5C, Sanfonl 072 and Scelye 5S1.
4 Ti:iiitiui r. vroievi i iiwui iti
Flft) lnllt nptirtel. mitl laii) Ieo-
ixixjese lEsTcTIo of peopeiity
St. I-ocis, Mo., April 19. A Springfield
despatch says a hurricane p isscd a few miles
south of Springfield, lost night, doinj
mense damage and killing a great number of
people. Fifty deaths are reported on the
James river, sit miles south of Springfield,
and a great many persons are mining. A
train despatcher says he found a terrible
looking country from 2vorth iew, seven
miles west of Marshfield t the latter point.
Trees three feet through were torn entirely
out of the groucel, telegraph poles twisted off
and everything wrecked. Marshfield is de
molished, brick as will as frame buildings
being torn down. He says he did not see
more than half a dozen people as be came
through that town, the place seemed eii
scrtecL Twenty dxtors and nurses xvtirn
came on our train from Springfield, xveut
from the depot alone to hunt up the people,
there beinir no one at the depot to receive
them. lie sent a relief train from Lebanon
to Marshfield, this morning, with fifty doc
tors and nurses and helpers, and a full snp-
plvof provision, clotlune:. mcthcinc -stores.
and also material for repairing the telegraph
line. Tlie lint is blown down at diilerent
noinls between prin:ihi'hl and Conway
perhaps ten miles altogether. The new
Catholic church at Cuba, ninety miles trom
here, was blown down. No dinu'e xvas
done to the railroad except the destruction
of one small station house. It is reported
that the cilv of llranhv, a hundred miles
southwest tf Springtie hi, was greatly dam
aged : nml th it Warre-nsburg, sixty-fire
miles this side of Kansas .city, was badly
teukible i-owei: of the lExiecvr
A Lebanon sjucial says the bvtudo xvhicli
caused such frightful havtc in Mar-diiieM
last uiiht, pa?seet entirely through tirtvnand
Webster coumiis, following the course of
James river in a northe'-istly diiietion. It
struck the St. Iuis and San Franc isen rail
road in four places ami left it near Franks
station, a humlreel and ten miles this side f
Marshtieltl. The latter pLtv presents
a terrible appe-trance. Xot more
than a dozen houses are unharmed
in the entire tow n. At one bouse
two chiM mi were found dead and another
badly mangled but --till alive. Thepannts
could not Ih, found. In another cast, a wt
man was lost entirely anel seem- to have
been carried away beiily. The wiud stripjied
the lark from some tree!", lifted others entire
ly out of the grounel ami telegraph -Hlea and
wires were curried himtlredsof nuis inlt' the
woenls and tied and knot let I among the hmts
ef the trees aa though they were cotton
strings. Evervthiug possible is Kiugilone
to assist and succor the wenimleilat Marsh
field and other places. I'hyMeians thnnih
out the country arc llockmg to the points
where most are injured.
APP1TIOXVL PET MLS
Sr. Lous, Mo, April ?0. Aehitdwus
found at MarshlieM bxlgeil iu the crole h of a
tree, U feet atovc the greniinl, but slightly
hurt. Twelve doctors ami nurses have lett
forthut place At tlrav'i Cre-tk, four miles
from Jefferson Citv, seven houses were ile
molUhcel. loi iV'use was blown intern
tleep cut on the .Missouri Pacific road at this
point, and the passenger train from the West
run into it ditching the engine and sevtrtly
iniuriiiir the engineer, Jamc3 M( Court, and
James .Murphv , the firman.
A s'vcial from Fulton mvi that tlu storm
pHswd thiot i iih that count rv tloimr immense
damage to farm proHrlv ami de-lroving a
number of houes. A ten itie storm xUitcd
the southiTii p-irt of Manitcau County, doing
great injury tu property and killing ami
wounding a number of persons, 'lhe sterm !
first struck the little town of Buiettsville, J
deStrovitic almost every house in the place, i
then passesl down lhe valley toward North
Moreau, elesl rowing nearly ever building in
JiSEsviLiE, Wis, Ai-ril 2o.-In a ten
mile trat k of the storm, ex telenet! of the de
struction of property are seen which will
takeover -jiPO.eRHi to rep! ice vnurein,
tl welling bouses, barns, fences otthmK
tic, suffereel, ami soine pernis rierivcel
S r. Loi is, April 20 There is still -e' mti; li
evcitemeut among the peoph ailhcleel by
the recent Morm, and Uixl' Mtem m
keeping a record of the dead ami nijiiml,
that noUiIyc:in give accurate information.
A subscription of over i-'.-t-H) was taken tip
.... M.in.r.. nvtlav. for the sufferers ami
wore will "lc rapkd. Cl.itbing, meelttal ,
storts aud utiier neevbsary suppiu m
iu. will. The storm extend over a xcry large
part of the state. Great destruction ot ptop- i
erty and loss of life occurred within a radius. I
or fifty miles of Jefferson City. Tlie bouse
of Mr. Baker, five miles from that city, was
eh Rtroyed ami the xvhole family injured se
verely. The house of Geo. Spuhr was wreck
ed, the sides and roof Itcing lifted from Ihe
ground floor, leaving the family unhurt. The
house of Mr. Wade xvas blown down and
carried a considerable distance and Joseph
I J. Virgil Wade injured. Mrs. John Zim
merman, near Wade's, bail her hip crushed
by a farm building. Mr. Myers was torn to
pieces. Henry Eggera had a leg broken.
Mrs. Antweirer was liadly hurt Enos Gor
don was lifted into the air and carried some
distance, but not injured. Ileport says that
ml daman and loss of life occurred in
Bussellville, thirty-nvc nuies souuiwesr. 01
JeflVrson Cilv. and in Morgan county. In
Calloway county, in addition to those here
tofore liu-ntioned, the houses of Ike Mcrtz,
John Herring, Oscar Mingo and B. IE. Dunn
were tlenioHahetL A great amount of dam
age was done to other dwellings and out
houses. Report from Texas county says that
nearly half the town of Licking wa.s destroy-
tl. lTor. 1 ice, me wcaincr prognosucaior
f St. Eouis, ha3 gone to Marshfield to make
a scientific examination of the circumstances
connected xvith the storm.
nrnviN'n the dead cakixo for Tnc
Maiufield, Mo., April 20. Ihe situa
tion is more easy to-day. and will improve R3
the eople become more calm The dead are
being buried as fast as possible and the car
casses of animals hauled away. Many peo
ple are so excited that they do not know
what they are doingor saying. There liave
lteen eighty-one coffins used aid probably
four or more deal hs w ill occu r to
night. Sis have died since lat night. The
wounded embrace nearly all in tow n and fifty
more arc seriously hurt. So doubt many of
them xviil die. There are a gxxl many dead
children and negroes whose names caunot be
learned. A great many xvoundeel are so
scattered that they cannot be found. There
is an abundance of provisions and means of
shelter will !e furnished. Many think the
wounded xvill Ic taken avay from here to
someplace where I hey can receive better
ArPAtUXCi L05.S OF LIFE JJANT OF THE
WOrXDED DTIXO STRANGE AXD AFFECT
hr. Loris.Mo.. April 21. A Marshfidd
special says 71 victims of Sunday's storm
have been buried, anel 25 or more are dying.
The number seriously wounded 13 about 150.
A babe about la months o lei, whose mother
was killed and friends wounded, was found
in a ravine, north of the town, xrhere it lay-
all night. It is now doing well. Another
child, two years old, was found in a tree top
where it had been nearly tweniy-icur hours.
It was considerably bruised but xvill re
cover. It was claimed by its parents who
live three miles Irom town, its atrial night
extended over three miles. A xragoa was
found carried four miles, anil a section of a
smoke stack of a mill over three and a half
miles. It is reported that thirty to forty
persons xvere killed by the spurs of the
tornado in the country."
Fit (KM NEW lOKK.
A rOGTIOX OF MADI50X OlEDEX BCILDISa
FAIL. MXXT FEOPLE ISJCHEP.
Xew York, April, 21. At Madison
Square Garden tonight the Western or Madi
son ave. end of the' building fell in. Tne
police, firemen and ambulance corps arc at
work removing the debris, and taking out
the injured. A fair in aid of Hahnemann
hospital was in progress at the time. A
large numlier of people have lwcn carried out
of the building and the neighborhood is
thronged with excited people.
ECOSD DISPATCn OXE DEAD BODT TAKES
FROM THE RUNS.
There were about 800 people in the build
ing. Half the front on Madison avenue
gave away, the walls falling outwards. Part
of the roof adjoining also fell iu with a crash
ami caused intense alarm inside the build
ing. This portion of the building was used
as a dancing ball and picture gallery of the
fair. It is not yet known bow many per
sons are killed. One lady ha3 lieen taken
out dead and one wounded. Several liack
drivers were injured. A large detachment
of the fire department and police were
promptly on the spot and rendered every
THIED DESPATCH THEEE PECSOS KILLED.
Tbree killed have already been foand and
sevea wounded. The part of the building
xvhicli felt was mainly ocaipieel as the art
gallery. The pictures were loaned and were
insured for 100,000 against fire atone, and
have been so much injured as to be almost
worthless. In the front part of the garden
where the accielent occurred a space more
than fifty feet w ide bad been partitioned off
and maele into two stories, the lower being
usd for an office, reception ball and res
taurant, theupper btoryforadancinglialland j
art gallery. The cause of the accident Is J
supposed to have been the pressure of the j
floor of the dancing hall and art g illcry upon ;
the wall xvhicli supported it. Both these
rooms xvcre filleil with people, and sudden
ly it xvas noticed the floor of the art gottery
was cracking. The manager of the Fair
was summoned. He sent a man to turn off
the gas in that part of the building and call
eel out lo persons near him o leuve
the art gallery as quickly as pos
sible. Most of the persons
in the room stepped out on the broad landing
which overlooks the main part of the gar
den. The dancing hall was still full of peo
ple and before they could be warned of the
approaching danger a succession of loud re
ports were heard ; they all went through the
building and the front walls suddenly fell
out in;o the street, and a large part of the
room immediately caved in upon the fright- ,
ened dancers, burx ing many out of sight.
Screams and groans were heard on every
side and n panic among those not injurtrd
followed. A moment after the accident the
tloor of the dancing room settled and there
was a general stampede out upon the land
ing and down the staircase-to the main part
of the garden. Those out at dinner when
the ref tell in rushed forward towards the
font of the building and seriously impeded
those; trying to escape. Outside of the
building the wildest excitement prevailetl
and the streets were filled xvith
excited people. Several persons was
rescued from the ruins in a fainting
condition and carried to neighboring houses
before the police could learn ttie extent of
their injuries. The ilea I comprise a woman
and two men namc3 unknown. At mid
night the firemen arc still at work at the
rums. It is believed all the woundt.il have
been removed, but it is feared nnre bodies
may lie beneath the ikbris. The art gdlery
x ith its valuable contents is a mass of mini
Thelossonthebuiklingis $,000 to $40,
000. The building was owned by vV. II.
A FIh Protective Union is being organiz
eel in l'lattsburirh, with the ielea of a reason
able cnfercement of the game laws.
The Delaware and Hudson canal company
is going to build side tracks at IVrrona on
the Ausable branch, ami open facilities for
the shipment of iron re mined at lhe Arnold
ore leei. near Hut place. It is expected tint
an average of 50 carloads of ore per day xvill
le shipped during the coming season for
Oliver Abel, who died at Elizabetktown,
recently, at the age of 01 , was one of the pion
ncers of Essex county, and tixk an active
part in the leatiltr of Blattsburgti, being sta
lioneelat thefonlof theSamnic xvherc the
British attempted to cross.
The Burleigh House at Tico.i.lcroga has
Iven k-ased bv W. C. French, and will b2
opened May 1st, with C B. IVasc genera!
manager. This house xvas budt in lS7iJ, by
Hon. II. G. Burleigh, but lus never been fur
nished until this Spring.
HiNE-sBrKon. -TIi? sugar season has cioseel
and lus been a ivhI cwie, considering the
epunlity and tpiahiy of sugar m id.
Our townsman Ale-mo Stearns lias gone to
England with n cargo of milch cow. He U
in company witli Ins brother of Quebec, P.
l , anil this is lus second trip.
.Mr. Curtis Shadovk has sold three Dur
h im calves of his ow ii raising, 10 months
old, whose combined weight was 2230
pounds. The largest one weighed -something
over 800 pounds. They liavc always
Ik en kc pt up ami have good care, but they
returned a bamlbOme profit.
laist Sunjiy the congregational pulpit
was iKVupie-d by the Bex. O. B. Bickard
hoii tif East Alstcad, X. IL, xxho is spemi
ing the week in town.
Mr. M. D. Famielce started Monday for
(iiibert Station, Iowa, to engace in mercan
tile business xxith an uncle. His family xvill
not get until falL
Miulani B. S. WHIson his d.vided her
larire 1 inded estate bctxxt en her son, H. M.
Willson, ami grandson, F. W. Perry.
The former is' preparing to fctiikl a new
houc the coming summer, while the latter
retains the old homestead
Mimilav,!:ood butter brought twenty cents,
but Mles were ligh in comparison with last
Bio IX. Snow. The fourth annual bench
show to be given under the auspices of the
Wcfctuwni'.ter Kennel Club, at Madison
Npure tiankn, Xew York, ou Thurselay,
Fridav and Satunl iy of this we ek will be thei
tint t ever seen in this country. The entries
airirregate 1,1 17 grow n dogs and o0i puppies.
The following are the lot lis, tlivnletl into
e lases Twenty-seven mastiffs, 3S St Ber
mints, io" Xew f oundlands, SI Llmhouud, 13
grev bounds, 7 de-er hounds. 1-13 pointers, 44li
setters, 4i spaniel1, U fox hounds. 13 KngU-s,
t dashhoitmls. Co fox terriers, 30 col!iet 20
bulldogs. 33 bull terriers, 1Q sky e t'-rrlers.
pugs, 5Scot(.h tenters 3 blaek-ind tans 6
tlamhcs. 26 Yorkshires. IS toy tcrricH, 10
King Charles -unie!s 0 Japanese d gs and
10 ItiHaus. niiseTll4neMis eutries IX
ii- t .-.1 r ....-i.l.sto
nearly t3 jeara old, has in lhc last month
savveet, spin anel put into I tic siieu tu curus tu
ni.itili- uootl Hi. v lir tifTi t tiwnl ntiX
vx tKnl lief ure in his lite, having nlwaj s w orked
it up xvith an axe. Mr, Johnson is a broth
er 01 xjuver Jouuson, tuc journalist..