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OFFICIAL PAPER. Published every Thursday morninjr, at No. «0 ast Commerce net rot, (up-sl airs,) Tills paper is entered at the Post Ofllec at Hrhltfel mi, N. .1as second-elaas mattei McCOWAN & NICHOLS, Editors. Bridgeton, N. J.. Septei’. her 25,1884. Republican National Ticket. FOR PRESIDENT, JAMES G. ELAINE, (>F MAINE, FOR VICK PRESIDENT, JOHN A. LOGAN, iiF ILLINOIS. ELECTORS AT LARGE. JOHN TAYLOR, F REDE LUO A. POTTS. DISTRICT ELECTORS. 1st District ALBERT MERRITT. 3d District ISRAELS. ADAMS. !H District—SIM(>N VANWICKLE. 4tli District LEWIS H. TAYLOR, 5th District—HENRY L. BUTLER. 6tli District- GARDINER IL COLBY. 7th District—TH(>MAS B. POTTER. FOR CONGRESS, GEOEGE 111 EES, OF SALEM COUNTY. FOR ASSEMBLY, 1st Dist. JEREMIAH H. LITPTON. A MODEL LETTER. Senator George Hires, Republican candidate for Congress, lias written liis letter of acceptance in reply to the notification received at the hands of Messrs. Nichols, of Cumberland; Rex, of Camden; Williamson, of Cape May; Livermore, of Gloucester, and Gray, of Salem, the committee selected to per form that duty. The letter is straightforward, and to the point. In it Senator Hires pledges himself to the faithful carrying out of all the provisions of the National Re publican platform to the extent of his ability. He also declares that he has no sympathy with any system which has for its object the importation of Belgian blowers or other foreign work men. lie is heartily in favor of a tariff for protection, and believes thoroughly in the principle that the laboring man should have the highest possible com pensation. The letter is admirable in all iis parts, and gives evidence of business ability of a high order. The writer is just such a man as ought to represent the First District in Con gress, and a candidate whom men of all parties can conscientiously support, knowing that the election of George Hires means that the business inter ests. the manufacturing interests, the agricultural interests, the life saving service, and all other matters in which the people of the district are engaged will be in safe hands. I'm Republicans of the First district never had a better candidate to pre sent to the people, and they should, and we believe will elect him to a seat in Congre-s bv a large limioritv. lion. .1.uiics ti. Blaine, Republican i candidate for President, lms been the recipient of a series of ovations during I tin' past few days on bis journey from tile Hast to New York and Phila. Tuesday evening the Republicans of Pliiln. gave him the grandest recep tion ever given to a Presidential can didate. Thirty thousand persons par ticipated in the torch light parade in | liis honor. Mr. Blaine made a speech trom the steps of the I'tiion League Club House on Broad street, which was received with tremenduous en thusiasm. —___ lu another column we print Mr. Blaine's letter to Wm. Walter Phelps, in reply to the charges made by the Indianapolis >’ i 'at'?. Such a letter ought not to have been necessary, hut it i-a manly, straight-forward docu ment, and shows that Mr. Blaine is never afraid to meet his enemies with the truth. By request wo publish in another ■ column the full text of Mrs. Ellen B. Foster s lettt r on the question of the Presidency. Mr-. Foster undoubted ly voices the sentiment* of the great majority of the temperance Republi cans of the country. if the whole country goes Demo cratic in the same way that Vermont and Maine did. we dou't quite see how that is going to elect Cleveland and Hendricks SENATOR HIRES’ LETTER OF AC CEPTANCE. SALKM, Sept. 20th, 1884. Messrs. 1. T. Nichols, Frederic A. Hex, Thomas II. Williamson, M. 1‘ Grey and W. Harrison Livermore. Gentlemen-—I am in receipt of your official notification informing me of my nomination by the Republican Convention as a candidate for Con gress of the First District of New Jer sey held at Cape May, Aug. 28th, and though being aware of the action ol that Convention through the regular sources of information, the circum stances and custom demand that 1 should make a formal acceptance of the nomination. In accepting the nomination I do so not without a deep sense of the respon sibilities and obligations that such an action carries with it, both in the can vass and the duties of Congressional service. To be selected, however, as the standard bearer in the present con test by a Convention composed of the representatives of the Republican party from among so many competent and worthy gentlemen as were candidates before that Convention, is an honor of which one might justly feel proud. The National platform adopted at Chicago, being such a complete and comprehensive declaration of sound Republican principles, 1 most heartily indorse, and if chosen as the repre sentative of the people of the First Congressional District, it will be my constant aim to carry out those prin ciples in their broader application. While 1 am convinced our present tariff laws need revising, I firmly be lieve in the system of American pro tection. And in the absolute necessi ty of a tariff so adjusted as to not only afford the necessary revenue for the expenses of the Government, but foi that broader necessity which is a vir tue in this American Republic, of giv ing the needed protection to all class es of our people, and foster the vat ious industries in which they may en gage. The true American idea of pro teetion is a system that affords pro tection alike to the laborer and th farmer, as well as the manufacturer by so adjusting duties on foreign im ports as to foster home manufacture and productions, thus opening chan nels of enterprise to capital and sup plying the needed industrial pursuit for labor. These two combined foi ces create a demand for the product of the farmer, and at prices that ar in excess of those to be obtained in more remote markets. Statistics prove that States having the largest manufacturing interests, ns a rule, af ford tlie greatest return to the farmer for both his produce and labor. It would be inconsistent with tliii idea of American protection were I tc engage in, or in any way countenance the importation of foreign workmen under contract to take the place of our own skilled laborer. The permanency of our institutions depends upon the intelligence and vir tue of all the people; and the adoption of any economic system that involves the reduction of wages to the low standard prevailing in foreign coun tries, would not only be degrading to a large element of our population, but also work a sure and steady detriment to the prosperity of our country. Those noble men and their survivors who, at the call of duty, hesitated not to give their services or even their lives in behalf of a perilled country, are worthy of every consideration of re gard and respect, commensurate with whatever needs may arise. The Life Saving Service of the l nited States, of which there are a number of stations in this District, is an institution worthy of ami deserving of the most liberal provisions of the Government. lo the combined and varied inter ests of tlie District, 1 shall give, if elected, fay careful attention, and seek in every way, right and proper, to se cure and further any needed improve meats to facilitate business, and min ister to the necessities of the people, and at the same time being watchful to prevent, if possible, any unneces sary expenditures of the public money. The position being one subservient to the will of the people, 1 shall ever be at their service. 1 remain gentle men, Yours truly, George Hires. The Xorth A merican, of Philadelphia, oelebrated tin* 100th anniversary of its birth by donning a new suit of type, remodeling its size, and reducing its price to one cent. The issue of Satur day of twelve pages contained a his tory of the paper since the day of its establishment under the title of The Pennsylvania Packet and Daily .hftv -- h'ser, together with a great variety of other interesting matter. Inside of this large sheet was a r'ac simile copy of The Pennsylvania Packet, as it first appeared on Tuesday, September 21st. tTSl. The Xorth -l. .. .‘ican is the oldest daily newspaper in the United States. Its career litis been prosperous in the past, and is likely to be still more suc cessful in the future. -—11 ——? Wo are under obligations to Grand Representative James S. Rigor, of the 1. it. O. F.. of Row Jersey, for copies of the Minutes of the proceedings ol the Sovereign Grand Lodge of the Order, now in session at Minneapolis, Minnesota. THE BLAINE AND LOGAN CLUB. One hundred Republicans met in Grosscup’s Hall Monday evening, per suant to call, and organized a Blaine and Logan Club. I. T. Nichols called the meeting to order, and C. W. Bel lows acted as Secretary. The Com mittee on Permanent Organization reported a list of officers. The follow ing are the officers declared elected:— President—William N. Hewitt; Vice Presidents—Jona. Riley, Jr., C. W. ■ Bellows, First ward: Theodore Wood ruff, Second ward; Thomas M. Beach, Third ward; Secretary—John Messic, Second ward; Treasurer—Phillip E. Souders, First ward. Members of the Executive Committee—First ward— Jesse C. Davis, E. M. ..pplegit, James P. Allen, D. P. Mulford, Jr., James E. Hicks, Howard S. Carl). Second ward— Stacy W. Matthews, Francis S. Potter, J. R. C. Thompson. Third ward— Thomas B. Woodruff, Win. E. Service, Chas. F. Reeves. The Committee on Rules and Reso lutions, through its chairman, I. T. Nichols, reported as follows: RULES. This Club shall be known as the Blaine ANr> Logan Club, of the city of Bridgeton. Its officers shall consist of a Presi dent, Secretary, Treasurer, four Vice Presidents, and an Executive Commit tee of three members from each ward and precinct. The regular business meetings of the Club shall be held on Monday evening of each week until the close of the campaign. A book shall be opened in which a roll of the membership shall be kept, and all voters who desire to support Blaine and Logan shall be enrolled, without regard to past political differ ences. In the business meetings of the Club a majority of votes shall decide nil motions, and also decide the manner in which business shall be conducted. RESOLUTIONS. During twenty-four years of power the Republican party has emancipated and enfranchised the slaves, brought the nation safely through a terrible civil war, re-established the Union on a firmer and more enduring basis, re stored specie payments, extinguished a great portion of the public debt, and provided for the maimed and wounded soldiers of the republic, their widows and orphans, through a system of pensions the most magnificent in the history of nations. This great party has given to our country Lincoln, Grant and Garfield, names which will never die. Notwithstanding its great achieve ments in the past its work is not yet done, or its mission accomplished. In the campaign now pending it re mains for the great party to assert its supremacy at the ballot-box, in order that good government may continue at Washington, and bring' forth still greater fruits for the benefit and pro tection of the people. As the exponent and defender of a , Tariff, not for “revenue exclusively,” but for the protection of honest labor against unjust competition from pau per Europe, the Republican party de serves, and should receive the suffrages of every laboring man, be he either the man who labors with his hands or his brain. For the eighth time the Republican party presents a Presidential ticket for the votes of the people. In James G. Blaine, of Maine, and John A. Logan, of Illinois, we have the emi nent statesman, and the model soldier, fit representatives of Republican prin ciples. Proud of the glorious record of our party, and proud of its great chieftains, we, the members of the Blaine and Logan Club, of Bridgeton, hereby re solve that we will render to the candi dates and the cause our hearty and untiring support from now until the close of the polls on November 4th. The resolutions were adopted amid applause. A roll of membership was opened, and nearly one hundred persons signed. After the transaction of some routine business the Club adjourned with three hearty cheers for Blaine and Logan. Beginning with Saturday evening, September 27th, Grosscup’s Ball will be opened nightly as the headquarters of the Club. The Democrats cannot possibly car ry Indiana this fall. Its electoral vote is sure for Blaine & Logan. The sol dier vote alone will elect the Republi can ticket in this State. Colonel Calkins, the Republican candidate for Governor, is a very popular man, and inspires enthusiasm everywhere he goes. He wil carry Indiana by 10,1X10 majority, and 1 would not be surprised if the electoral ticket for Blaine & Lo j gan would exceed 10,000.—Schuyler Colfax. —--- .-• The renomination of Hon. Jere. H. | Luptou for a second term in the House ; of Assembly, by the Convention on i Wednesday, was the proper thing to do. Mr. Lupton has made a faithful j member of the Legislature, and is en | titled to a re-eleition. He will be j chosen by a large majority, no matter ; who the Democrats may nominate against him. Mr. Wilson Banks, of Maurice River Township, is mentioned as a candidate for the Republican nomination for As sembly in the Second District. Mr. Banks is one of the best and most ac tive young Republicans in Cumberland Co. He would prove a strong candi | date before the people. A Massachusetts Bay oyster planter pavs boys a cent for every starfish caugh on his beds. He saves $1,000 a year on the oysters which would be otherwise destroyed, besides a profit of two cents on each starfish, which he dries and sells. EARTHQUAKE IN THE WEST. The States of Ohio, Indiana, Ken tueky, Michigan, Iowa, West Virginia and the Province of Ontario, were vis ited by a light earthquake about 3 p. in. Friday. The shock was much more perceptible in some localities than others. For instance in the main por tion of tho city of Cincinnati, the tremor of the buildings was barely perceptible, while the suburbs of Cumminsville and Clifton were so badly shaken that the glasses rattled and the school children were fright ened almost to a panic. Tlie agitation was equally violent in Covington, Kentucky. A clock in a school room at Lawreneeburg, Ind., was thrown from a shelf. In the northern counties of Ohio the shock was generally very perceptible, but there was such a singular variation between towns near by each other that the difference can only be attrib uted to the diversity in the geological formations on which the towns were built. The lower Silurian outclop ex tending in a narrow northerly line through the western side of Ohio seems to have shown the least sigus of disturbance, though the town of Alliance, in the coal region, reported that no jar whatever was perceived there. The tremor was felt generally throughout Indiana. A chandelier was broken in the United States Ar senal in Indianapolis. The shock was a mere suggestion in Louisville, Ken tucky. The eastern limit of the earth quake, so far as is now known, was Wheeling, W. Va., the western, Dubu que, while on the north it reached London and Dresden, Ontario. STRONG PRAISE. General Thomas Ewing, Democrat ic candidate for Governor of Ohio in 1879, but now a resident of New York city, was interviewed while in Chicago last week, by the Times, of that city. He said: “I suppose you will take the stump for Cleveland?” “No, sir; I can only vote the ticket. I went to New York to get out of pol itics, and have not made a political speech since 1880. Besides, my relat ion to Blaine, and the extremely per sonal character of the canvass, disin cline me to go on the stump this Fall.” “What are your personal relations to Blaine?” “He is my kinsman and my intimate friend. In every private relation of life—as son, husband, father, friend, I know no kinder, purer or better man, and among our public men he stands unsurpassed as an embodiment of the spirit and genius of the Ameri can people. I don't believe if every letter he ever wrote and every word he ever uttered were published to the world that they would fasten on him a single act or thought of official cor ruption. If a man be true in all pri vate relations, as from his boyhood I have known him to be, he is not like ly to be false to the people. An Ill-Omened Outlook.—Since 1852 New York has had ten Presiden tial candidates, all of whom were beaten, viz: (1) Winfield Scott, Whig, 1852; (2) John C. Fremont, Itepubli can, 185b; (3) Millard Fillmore, Ameri can, 1850; (4) George B. McClellan, Democrat, 1804; (5) Horatio Seymour, Democrat, 1808; (0) Horace Greeley, Liberal Iiepublican and Democrat, 1872; (7) Charles O'Connor, straight Democrat, 1872; (8) Samuel J. Tilden, Democrat, 187G; (9) Peter Cooper, Greeubacker, 1870; (10) Winfield S. Hancock, Democrat, 1880; (11)-(?) Democrat, 1884. A heavy bet on the Presidential election, has been made in Silver City, N. M., between V. O. Place, General Manager of the Pinos Altos Gold and Silver Mining Company, and Charles S. Shannon, of the Sentinel. Mr. Place bets the new mill, recently put up at a cost of $40,000, and all the company’s mines and property at Pi nos Altos, including the mercantile establishment, against the Hughes & Shannon copper property at Clifton. The necessary papers have been made out and placed in safe keeping pending he result of the election. A slender girl, aged 17, who weighs about ninety pounds and is five feet three inches in height, in short clothes and striped stockings, is missing from Newark, with a blue parasol, a gold ring with a red stone setting, and a gold drop ear-ring. She has a fond ness for quoting poetry, and her mind is thought to have wandered before her body did. Chief Haggartv, of the Newark police, carefully withholds the young person’s name. The interest shown by the colored people of New Orleans in the approach ing World's Exposition is a most en couraging sign. Spirited public meet ings have been held and intelligent ef forts have been already put forth to provide a characteristic exhibit of their industrial progress. The fearlessness with which King Humbert visits the plague-stricken city of Naples has created a profound impression in Italy. The common people look upon him ns bearing a charmed life, and their inunte rever ence for royalty has been continued. NOT A POLITICAL ISSUE. Mrs. J. Ellen Foster, of Iowa, one of the most earnest and best known Christian temperance workers in this country, is not a believer in the ticket of St. John and Daniel. On the other hand she favors, for distinct and em phatic reasons, the election of the National Republican ticket. The let ter from her pen produced below, is a well-considered review of the present political situation as it appears when viewed from a high plane of observa tion—that of an earnest, thinking Christian woman. Mrs. Foster, a na tive of Boston and educated there, but since her marriage, a resident of Iowa, is one of the ablest if not the ablest woman in the ranks of the National Women’s Christian Union, an "organi zation with State organizations in forty States and nine territories, and an ag gregate membership of nearly 200,000. To its members, work for temperance, or more properly for prohibition, is a religion. Miss Frances Willard, its president, is a member of the political prohibitory party, and believes in political work for prohibition, while Mrs. Foster believes in constitutional prohibition, which takes the question out of politics, as in Iowa, Kansas and Maine. Mrs. Foster has been to Buf falo, whence her letter was written, to learn for herself the truth of the alle gations against Cleveland, and the re sult of her visit is summed up with epigramatic terseness. She sees that the election lies between Cleveland, a man without a home, and Blaine, “the true husband, the honest father, the home man,” and she is evidently alarmed lest a strong diversion from the Republican to the Prohibitionist ranks, might imperil Blaine’s election and put Cleveland at the head of the nation. MRS. FOSTER’S LETTER. Buffalo, August 27,1884. Rev. E. K. Young, D. D. Des Moines, la.: My Dear Friend—My allegiance in public work is first of all due to the Women’s Christian Temperance Union. I believe, that as a political organiza tion we should be non-partisan in our attitude toward the political questions of the day, even toward party prohi bition. It is my severe conviction, strengthened by a personal knowledge of the work the country over, that the overthrow of the liquor traffic will be soonest accomplished if our organiza tions withhold party effort, and give themselves wholly to the regular lines of temperance work which have been developed by God’s providence during the ten years since the crusade. We have some twenty-five distinct depart ments of work under the general divi sions, preventive, educational, evan gelistic, social and legal. These cover every phase of the question, and afford the widest scope for the work of our organization. I deprecate greatly the seeming attempt on the part of some of our women to ally the National Women’s Christian Temperance Union with the national prohibition party. I believe the larger part of our member ship and of our best advisers deplore what they consider an unwarranted and untenable position. Having been chosen the National Union Superintendent of the depart ment of legislative works and petitions, I must keep myself free from partisan ship. As an individual I cannot and do not smother my convictions. Either James G. Blaine or Grover Cleveland will be President of these United States, as between them I do not see how any Christian voter can hesitate. Writing as I do from this citg of Buffalo, where Cleveland's home is—no, where he lives—he has no home—I do not hesitate to sag, as for me and mine, let it be the true husband, the honest father, the home man —James G. Blaine' Further than this, I do not believe the demand for national constitutional prohibition is the “best indorsement of prohibition principles.” The prohi bition of the liquor traffic is not, by either the letter or the spirit of the constitution, the subject of a national legislation. It must come by States; it can come in no other way, unless by nr» imnoil lvwistnnf’p lour in flm States, it should become necessary for the general government as a war meas ure to aid the States by military inter vention. Peaceable revolution accord ing to the constitutional methods must come by State legislation. So also just as prohibition cannot be carried in a State till a considerable number of voters in the State are themselves prohibitionists, so national prohibition cannot be a practical issue until a con siderable number of States agree that the constitution of the United States be amended, and national prohibition ho the rule of the land. It is some times argued that the thirteenth amendment, abolishing slavery in the States, was submitted by Congress be fore tlie States had taken similar State action, but we remember that at this time there was so large a majority of free States that they controlled' the government, and carried on a great and terrible war. The question of slavery on its political side was a con troversy between States, concerning which the general government and national legislation was the only court of appeal. The prohibition of the liquor traffic is not a question between States, but between people of a State, and national political action is not at this time the proper court in which to trv this case. 1 have taught this doctrine from ocean to ocean; could 1 now fail to stand for the application of the truths 1 have taught? This is win- 1 could not if 1 were a voter enter the political Held for the nominees of the Pittsburg Convention. I honor John P. st John: he has my high esteem, mv pro found respect, and so of Mr. Daniel, of whom 1 am honored by numbering among my personal friends. 1 believe they were each actuated by the high motive of disinterested patriotism"! simply do not agree with them ns to this one method of obtaining what we all desire. 1 do not see how there can be two opinions as to the duty of Iowa prohi hitionists. 1 have no arithmetic with which to estimate the mental calibre or the moral sense of anv Iowa man who claims to be for temperance and does not stand by the Republican part v with the rights and privileges conferred by the “bad man’s plank.” The prohibitionists of Iowa, dwell ing in the Canaan of the triumphant majorities, even though their enemies be not all cast out, can hardly appre ciate the weariness, even the bitter ness, of those still in the wilderness with their children daily dying by the wayside. God has many ways of ac complishing His purposes; there are many battalions in His great armies. Let us not sit in judgmeht upon those who differ with us as to what is the most effective mode of warfare at this particular point of time in the long struggle, bet no friend be disturbed at this difference of opinion; let no enemy be rejoiced thereby; we* shall still keep “the unity of the spirit in the bonds of peace,” and in the final vic tory shall rejoice together. Yours sincerely, J. Ellen* Foster. MR. BLAINE’S MARRIAGE. Hon. Walter Phelps takes the re sponsibility of giving to the public the following private letter addressed to him nearly two weeks ago: „r Augusta, Sept. Oth 1884. My Hear Mr. Phelps:—I have vour favor of the 4th, advising me that “the continuous invention anil wide circula tion of evil reports render it advisable (in your judgment) not to wait the slow process of the law, but to speak directly to the public in my own vindi cation.” In this opinion many others on whose judgment I rely concur. I shrink instinctively from the sug gestion. although I feel sure 1 could strengthen the confidence of all who feel friendly to me, by bringing to view the simple thread of truth which is con cealed in the endless tissue of false hood. Y’ou can imagine how inexpress ibly painful it must be to discuss one’s domestic life in the press, although I think with you that under the circum stances I could count upon the gener osity of the public to justify a state ment which otherwise might seem ob jectionable. I can, in any event, safely commit the facts to you for personal communication to those friends who have taken so delicate and so consider ntn nn mtounc-f ir> .. PF..: rnu _ leisure hours of to-day, when our cam paign is ended and ive wait only for the election, give me the opportunity for this prompt reply and for the fol lowing essential details: At Georgetown, Kentucky, in the spring of 1848, when I was but eighteen years of age, I first met the ladv who for more than thirty-four years has been my wife. Our acquaintance re sulted, at the end of six months, in an engagement, which, without the pros pect of speedy marriage, we naturally sought to keep to ourselves. Two years later in the spring of 1850, when I was maturing plans to leave my pro fession in Kentucky and establish my self elsewhere, I was suddenly sum moned to Pennsylvania by the death of my father. It being very doubtful if I could return to Kentucky, I was threatened with an indefinite separa tion from her who possessed my entire devotion. My one wish was to secure her to myself by an indissoluble tie against every possible contingency in life, and, on the 30th day of June, 1850, just prior to my departure from Ken tucky, we were, in the presence of chosen and trusted friends, united by what I knew was, in my native State of Pennsylvania, a perfectly legal form of marriage. On reaching home I found that my family and especially my bereaved mother, strongly discountenanced my business plans, as involving too long a separation from home and kindred. I complied with her wish that I should resume, at least for a time, my occupa tion in Kentucky, whither I returned in the latter part of August. During the ensuing winter, induced by misgivings under new responsibili ties—misgivings which were increased by legal consultations—I became alarmed lest a doubt might be thrown upon the validity of our marriage by reason of non-compliance with the law of the State where it had occurred; for I had learned that the laws of Ken tucky made a license certified by the Clerk of the County Court an indispen sable requisite of a legal marriage. Af ter much deliberation and with an anx ious desire to guard in the most effect ual manner against a possible embar rassment resulting from our position —for which I alone was responsible— we decided that the simplest and at the same time the surest lvav was to re pair to Pennsylvania ami nave anoiner marriage service performed. This was done in the presence of witnesses, in the City of Pittsburg in the month of March, 1851, but was not otherwise made public for obvious reasons. It was solemnized onlv to secure ail indis putable validity—the first marriage be ing by mv wife and myself always held sacred. At the mature age of fifty four I do not defend the wisdom or prudence of a secret marriage sug gested by the ardor and the inexperi ence of youth, but its honor and its purity were inviolate, as I believe, in the sight of God, and cannot be made to appear otherwise by the wicked de vices of men. It brought to me a com panionship which has been my chief happiness from boyhood's years to this hour, and has crowned me with what ever of success 1 have attained in my life. My eldest child, a son. was born in „■ his grand mother's house on the 18th day of June, 1851, in the City of Augus- < ta, Maine, and died in her arms three years later. His ashes repose in the cemetry of his native city, beneath a stone which recorded his name and the limits of his innocent life. That stone, which had stood for almost an entire generation, has been recently defaced i by brutal and sacrilegious hands. As a candidate for the Presidency I knew that 1 should encounter many forms of calumny and personal defa mation, but I confess I did not expect to be called upon to defend the name of a beloved and honored wife, who is a mother and a grandmother, nor did / I expect that the grave of my little child would be cruelly desecrated. Against such gross * forms of wrong the law gives no adequate redress, and 1 know that in the end my most effect ive appeal against the unspeakable outrages which I resist must be to the noble manhood and the noble woman hood of America. Your friend, very sincerely. Jamks G. Blaise. A novel and attractive feature in pro cessions has been adopted by the Be- * publicans in Illinois, being a party of young ladies in white carrying brooms.