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KWTOltS AND PUBUS1IKK8.
Friday, May 30, 1870. Tlte Rkkokmbii's circulation lout week, 2808. Tun Maine Republican Stale conven tii.n is to meet at Bangor, June 2U. Tlie call is very stalwart and plainly shows Blaine's haiul. Judge Peters declines to be a candidate fur governor. Gov. Bi'K of Iowa, like the politicians of Vermont, does not believe that there is any harm in public orlieiais using fre? passes over railroads, lie Ukos nis ircc pass and puts tho mileage allowed by the state into his pocket. - . , Cur roia has just secured a verdict of $92,195 against ex-Treasurer Jack Jones for state bonds which he threw upon the mnrknt a second time after they had once been redeemed. It is believed, however, to have been a blunder rather than a crime on Jones' part. Tub Ohio Republican convention Wednesday, resulted in a substantial vie- tory for the Hayes wing of the party, Charley Foster carrying off the nomina tion for Governor as against Judge Ian, the Grantite. Rut the stalwarts were al lowed to make the platform of a bloody- shirt kind and to ignore John feliernian. It is stated that in the past nine weeks more than 5000 colored refugees have ar rived at HtLouia, of whoru oue-tbird are mHl n, lulls and tho rest women and children About 4o(K) have gone to Kan sas, 500 or more have found employment or shelter in the vicinity of St.Loum and perhaps ?(0 have gone back home. But very few are now coining in. Theue seems to be a movement, of which. Boss Kellcy of New York probably the originator, to make Thomas A. Hendricks and Sanford E. Church tne presidential ticket for I860. A paper in North Carolina and several further south huvc "spontaneously" sug gested it, while two Indiana Democrats urged it at the Iowa Democratic State Convention. If the Democrats want to gut awfully walloped this is just the ticket (or them to put up. The case of the black Edmund Kinney and his white wife, who are serving a term in the penitentiary forgetting mar ried, has excited attention throughout the country : but everybody is not aware that Rhode Island, one of the New England States with a large Republican majority, has a law on its statute books prohibiting the intermarriage of white and colored persons. The law is not a dead letter, and arrests have been made under it within a few years past. Some dirliculty is found, however, in enforcing the law, as the burden rests upon the prosecution of proving that the accused parties are respectively white anil col ored, which it is hard to establish. The New York Tribune is fond of calling the new California constitution "theNihidst instrument," and it follows the London Times in saying that "it is wilder than anything set forth by the Paris Commune." This is all nonsense. This constitution is wrong, and probably conflicts with the national constitution as regards the Chinese, and it is undoubt edly a little too radical in matters of taxation. But it is no further wrong in oppression of corporations and capitalists than most states are in favoritism to them. Wen like Jay Gnuld have run t)i intra outrageously in California for several years, and they are now only being paid olf in their own coin. The Question about Marshals. The investigation Into John I Davon. port's conduct iu New York last fall as federal supervisor of elections, brings out tho question over which Congress is now wrangling in Just the light that It should be presented to the people. It was proved that Davonport had issued warrants for the arrest of naturalized citizens without even going thr nigh the formality of entering a swrrn complaint against them. It is true that one of his clerks had a copied list of naturalized citizens, and sworn to complaints In a bunch, but In such a wholesale manner was the business conducted that Daven port ditl not nflix his jurat to them all. Of course tho result was that a large number of legal and honest voters were arrested and kept shut up until after the election was over, when as no crimo could bo alleged against thorn tiny had to bo released. Davenpoit himself summed up the whole issue very aptly, as the damaging facts camo out in evi dence, when he exclaimed, "Well, what ofitf The law does not even require me to have a written complaint in order to itsue a warrant." As long as officials are the creatures of any political party, and depend upon partisan sucoess for thoir positions, it is unsafe to trust them with any arbitrary powers; for they will surely abuse them in their party's intoiests. What Daven port has done, Democratic supervisors would do just as quick if they had the opportunity. The arrest of a man on election day, practically disfranohisos him and the constitution of Illinois, as well as somo other States, wisely prohib its it for any cause or purpose while die is going to or returningvfrom tlie pulls. If our elections are not in time to degen erate to a Bliam and a mockery, we must be on the guard against all encroach ments of this kind against thoir perfect honest freedom. The issue, as the Democrats now mako it in Congrees, cannot be kopt too prom inently before the pubho view. They ask that the army shall not interfere with, be present at, or in any way take part in elections; that supervisors, marshals, and deputy marshals shall not have the pow er to summon the army for any purpose; shall not be authorized to make arrests without due process of law; shall not receive pay for political service. They propote that the supervisors shall serve only as officials witnesses at elections to secure evidence for the legal and regular prosecution afterwards of all fraudulent voting. Stripped of all the humbuggory which Congressmen have thrown about it, what could be fairer or more proper than this proposition. Do the people of Brat- tleboro, for instance, wish to have it in the power of any man to arrest them and shut them up through election day, on his more say-so that he believes they intend to vote fraudulently P Every fair- minded man must say that the present Democratic position em bodies the prin ciples which Americans ought to be cherish. Gov. Redfield Proctor, John A. Shel don, and James II. Dyer, of Rutland, were appointed a committee last Jan uary to obtain the names of soldiers buried througnout the state whose graves are unmarked, and over whom Congress has authorzed the erection of headstones. They request all persons having any knowledge of the burial places of United States soldiers in private cemeteries, whose graves are not marked, to com municate with them btfure June loth, and give the regiment, amipauy, and dale of death of deceased, if known einiilar information is desired Irom par ties in charge of such cemeteries. This, they say, "In all probability will be the only opportunity of having headstones furnished by the Government, and we trust none of the towns in our state will fail to take advantage of it." Address any one of these three gentlemen. . Conjuoial murder is rapidly becom ing fashionable. Besides Wesley W Bishop and Kate Cobb, who arc now in prison for poisoning Mrs. Cobb's hus band, Mrs. Jenny Smith and Covert D. Bennett were on Saturday found guilty by a jury of having deliberately mur dered Mrs. Smith's husband. Mrs. Geo. II. Mack of Rock County, Wisconsin, is in piison for life for the murder of Mr. Mack, and Frank Dickerson, Mrs. Mack's boy paiaraour, on whose testimony Mrs. Mack was convicted, is now on trial as an accomplice in the murder. In Low viila, N. Y., Mrs. Harriet Meirihew is in prison for the murder of her husband's brother and the attempted murder of her husband, whom life was fortunately saved by the timely disiiibsul of Mis. Mcrrihew from her position of Burse of the sick man. Mrs. Mcrrihew has con fessed her guilt, and her alleged accom plice is under arrest. Wm. Lloyd Gakhison. the veteran anti-slavery agitator, died at New York Saturday evening,at the age of nearly 73. His father was a confirmed drunk ard and he passed his childhood in ex treme poverty at Newburyport, Mass. At the age of 9 he was apprenticed as a printer in the Newburyport Herald of fice, and the chief part of his youth and younger manhood were spent at tlie cose. But before be was sevenjjrfn vosrs oll ho bofrnn to write for thaff nal, and by the time be was 23 IitrTfod established a paper at Bennington called the "Journal of the Times," a radical op ponent of slavery, intemperance and war. This, bowover, proved a financial miscarriage, and be soon emigrated to Baltimore, to become joint editor of the Genius of Universal Emancipation, his associate being Benjamin Lundy, tile Quaker abolitionist. Here he was fined and imprisoned for a time by the slave holders. Thence after a short lecturing tour he went to Boston and established the Liberator in 1831. For years the whole existence of the paper was struggle against bankruptcy; tie was once dragged through the streets of Boston with a rope around his neck, by a mob of infuriated southern spmpathiz- ers, and only saved from death py being thrown into jail: but through all he stood to his duty manfully, striking sledge hammer blows at the institution ot slavery which lie knew to be a crime against God and a blot upon our institu tions, lie stuck to that paper nntil 1865, when it ceased publication, the last num ber recording the ratification of the amendment prohibiting slavery forever, lie had all the stuff in him of which he roes are made, and was especially adapt ed for the great work which in company with Greeley, Chase, Gerritt Smith, Sum ner Mann, Burlingame, Maria Child, Phillips, Whittier and Emerson, he per formed agtinst such fearful odds. But the very sincerity of his convictions made him bigoted and intolerant desp'te some pleasant personal qualities, and since the war he has naturally dropped out of influence. In religion he was originally a rigid Baptist, but the perse cutions which he suffered from that sect in ante-bellum days, soured him, and he has ol lute years been inclined to spirit ualism. Biiiii.inuton's city debt, according to tho Jltnieto, Is well ulong towards lfl"ll, 000, or about 19 for each inhabitant, or $12 for each dollar of the grand list. This is about as heavy a burden as the Ben nington county towns are groaning mi dor in consequence of thoir railroad bond ing, and speaks pretty unfavorably of the ring of party politicians which has so long controlled Burlington, , Pknnsvi.vania, it Is said, is running bohlnd-hand In its expenses at the rato of $1,500,000 a year, because tho corpo rations which are required to pay the state taxos, rogularly influeneo the Leg islature to koop the rato lower than it should be. It was to be exported that a certain class of political economists would seize this, as they do, for on argu ment against the system of direct corpo rate taxation by states ; but the real troub le is that the Ponnsylvnnia legislature is too much under tho control of tho Cameron-Bill Komblo ring and its widely ad vertised principle of addition, division and silonoe, to give a good offoot to any laws however benollcont. David F. Cobiiin, the Republican claim ant from South Carolina, to Senator But ler's seat in Congress, was arrested and held to bail the other day in a suit by tlie Stute for the recovery of $2-1,000. In 1875, when the carpet-baggers had full swing in South Carolina, he was counsel for the State to prosecute a claim against a phosphate mining company for a roy alty due the State. A judgment tor .'N; 000 was recovered, and Corbin paid into the State treasury J200 retaining the bill- ance, which he claimed as counsel fees. The State consents to allow him onlv $:J000 and expenses, which was the award of a referee. But Corfcin is only an averaue specimen of the dethroned fellows in the South, for whom Blaine, Edmunds and Conkling, have aroused so much northern sympathy. Freeman, the Pocasset, Mass., mur derer has imitators in religious maniacs of other denominations. The other day Edwin M. Palmer of Patten, R. I., at tacked his wife with a club, saying he must sacrifice somo ono, and he would have killed her had not his son, a boy of 14. interfered. Then he rushed out of the house in a partly nude condition and followed a carriage containing two wo men, vowing vengeance on them, as ho !mnmnl thev were Free Masons, but his dog'tripped him up and they escaped He has been taken to a lunatic asylum' at Portsmouth, N. H. Charles Goodwin a midele-agcd man went through reli- crinns excitement durinsr" Elder Withe's recent revival, and has indulged in vari ous antics. Recently he has insisted that the Lord had ordered him to imitate Freeman by sacrificing his children, and he has begged to have them taken irom him before he did so. He is now in the Concord insane asylum, and he is con sidnrfirl dangerous. He is the second person that the excitement at the luto re vival has upset, and other eases of a less pronounced character are reported. Gov. Gari klon of Muinedoes not take much stock in prohibitory legislation. He says sensibly of the law now in ope ration in his State, "I am not certain that its operations have been beneficial. There are so many ways of evading it thut it is impossible to enforce it. One of tlie most certain ways is tlie organization of 'clubs,' as they are called. A barrel of liquor is kept at a certain place, is free to all 'members of the club.' They, of course, pay their share of the expense, and then they go and drink as they please. Then, again, we find that there are a great many secret bar-rooms hidden 'awuf in the vagabond quarters, of the city, usually in cellars and back-rooms, It is impossible, ot course, to exorcise any espionage over them, because if they were discovered at all they must be blot ted out. The police in the cities are usu ally an unreliable class of men, being politicians or the tools of politicians. Iu many cases they are open to bribes, in consideration of which they agree to leave these bar-rooms alone, and to even protect them by their secret sympathy. Then, again, they know that they hold their places 011 tiie force by consideration of the votes they bring to their patrons." The Governor should have added that not only the police, but the prosecuting attorneys and court officers, and almost everybody who has anything to do with the law, winks at its flagrant violations. In proof of which we could adduce nu merous instances in Windham county, Vermont, if he can't in Maine. He thinks that tliiJ present generation in Maine is more dissipated than previous genera tions, which were raised without any liquor law, and he thinks that it has been proved that it is impossible for any law THB LATEST. ByToltigraiih. President Jlayoi sent In his voto of tho Logislntivo bill to Congress yesterday. The yellow fovor is raging again in Hayti. Mount JIHna, Italy, is in a voicanio eruption again, A hotel was burned o,t Hagorstown, Md., early yostorday morning and 8 per sons burned to death nud many othors injured. WASHINGTON NOTES. The m ist imisirtant business of tho wook was tho passngo by the House Saturday after an all night session, of the Warner silver bill, making tne uoiiar f 1.9 crmlns loirul tender. Some of the worst features of the original uioas. ures nro loft out of the am onded bill, but coinairo IiTto be limited only by the ca pacity of tho government's maehlnos; the issuo of oortilicatos is authorized ; and all coin obligations, including the inter est and principal of the public debt and duties, are payable in silver (and the in terest in certificates). It was unany decided, however, that tho government should receive the difference between the tmlnn nf thn bullion sent in nnd coin manufactured for doin ' the work. Sub sidiary silver coins aro exchangeable at the treasury for legal tenders 10 me amount of $20. The bill is now in tne hands f Hin Senate committee, lour of whom (two Democrats and two Repub licans) are in favor of it, and four against, with ono uncertain. It is doubt ful if the bill is reported by thorn at all, and if reported, it is likely to fail of pas sage, and sure of a voto If it passos. The bill for the exchange of subsidiary coin for lawful money, and making such coins a legal tender in sums not exceed ing $10 passed tho Senate Wednesday without any sorious opposition Tho Senate yellow fever bill passed the House Tuesday, after somo opposition by the state rights members The long fight which tho House has had over the bill changing the present law in regard to the removal of cases from the Slato to the federal courts. explained by the fact that the bill if passed wi uld close the fereral courts at the West and South to many eastern corporations, insurance companies particularly The new bill to govern electoral counts whigh the House committee have agreed to report, is in some respects an improve ment on the regulations wlncn tne ue publicans made while in power. It pro vides that the vote of every State shall be counted, unless both Houses agree to throw it out, whereas tho Republican rule threw it out if either House object ed to its counting. If controversies re garding tho validity of any returns have been passed upon by any judicial triDunai the vote must be counted in accordance witli that decision, unless reversed by the concurrent action of both Houses. Even where there is but one return from a State, the two Houses together may vote to throw it out if objection is made to it. This is the great weakness of tho bill, and tho Republicans naturally com plain because it gives the next partisan Democratic Congress the power to throw out tho vote of any State that is necessa ry to carry tlie day The Legislative, Kxecutive, and Judi cial appropriation bill, which contains the political amendment repealing the juror's test outh law, and the laws pro viding for marshals and supervisors of election, was finally disposed of by the House Friday and is ready for Hayes' uaD Rut rtmr luf,,rn it. hud ll:isscd the njj. .... ."-e, -- 1 nSenatu, if was reported that Hayes' veto message had been partly prepared l'erley says that another blackmailing suit of the Oliver-Cameron sort is pond ing. The gentoman "holding a high social and official position" will not be bled, and the affair may come into the courts. Whilo Senator Ingalls of Kansas fighting to smother an investigation into the bribory and corruption by which he secured re-election, hiscolleaguo. Plumb, is shown up in another apparently very bad scrape. The reports of the war claims committee in two Congresses and of the board of survey in 1801 roundly denounces Plumb, then a major in the Union army, for his share in the con spiracy to browbeat A. L. II. Crenshaw, a Union man of Jackson county. Mo. who dealt in cattle and mules. The con spirators trumped up a charge against Crenshaw and slapped him into jail, where he was bulldozed Into giving up considerable of his property. Tho board of survey style this one of the most re markable conspiracies against a Union man ever known and unless Mr. Plumb to be enacted that will put down honor drinking. In conclusion he says that Clln clear nimself from the charge, ex. pulsion irom congress m about what he the question of prohibition is still an open one, but no law can be made that will take the place of the temperance societies, or justify them in halting in their work f he uuuand Inquirer sensibly re marks of its town, as it might of almost any other, "there exist striking inequal itics in taxation in open violation of right and justice. The people have a right to say whether or not this state of w'th $10,000 of the securities; but Hans- agairs shall continue. With them rests com' no identified the bonds as his the power to see to it th it the owners own, found it highly difficult to explnin of property, whether corporations or in- on t'le stand how he bought $40,000 of deserves. Naval Constructor Hunscom, Chief Robeson's righthand man in the navy department, went on the stand before Whitthorne's investigating committee in the 44th Congress, and swore he was poor man. A year Inter his house was robbed of $70,000 in United States bonds. The thief has just been caught NOTES AND CLIPPINGS. The New York Star has dlsoovnrsd that Dr. Mary was the first female Walk er. riio Connecticut lomoorats are count ed for Tllilon by a oareful looul student of politics. One hundred English farmers go Into bankruptcy everylweok on acoount of the importation Into England of Ameri can beef, says a high English authority. The Rutland Inquirer mysteriously remarks: "The nnmo of the next Govornor of Vermont will ooiumonco with a IS. Ci pher, it out, gentlemen." As for the Whia. it cortainlv proturs a monarchy witMlrant at the head of it to the rulo of confederate brigadiurs Quincy (III.) Whig. In othor words a monarchy is prefera ble to giving up tho offices. This Is tho unanimous sentiment of all Republican papers that have post-master oditors. There is at least one southern republi can who is not a -Grant man. Col. John A. MacDonald, ono of North Carolina's Grant electors in 1868 and delegate to the convention that nominated Hayes, writes John Sherman nnd Reuben E. Fenton on his tiexct for 1880. Isaac W. Eaton, member of the Na tional Democratic Committee from Kan sas says he has voted the Democratic ticket unscratchtd lor 87 years, but he vows that there will be a bolt in the next national convention if Tilden is nominated, becauso he believes him to be "in coalition with the bond-holding Republicans." Tho Louisville Courier-Journal is en gaged in a nW-and-ncck contest with the CincinnVMiers to match every Kentucky minwRhat they publish with one from Ohio, and go them one better. Excossive elaboration has workod oil the "spontanety" out of the Grant boom. Ab the seoond year of preparatory work wears on, its "improptu" character be gins to fail. Washington Pjsl. The democratic party has all it can do to elect a president next time if it keeps steadily on its good behavior. A little seasoning of the contest with secession sentiment or unconstitutional taxes will decide tho election in favorot the ropub cans. New York Sun. The only safoty of the masses is in hav ing laws which do not admit of abuse. To trust the liberties of the people to the good will of Hayes or any other ono man is to nines a liffhted torch in a powder magazine above which are stored the most precious of all our earthly posses sions. tsurimgion aenmiet. It would save no end of trouble nnd a hundred thousand drinks if the confeder ate caucus would nominate tho demo cratic ticket for 1880, tack it to an appro priation bill, and force it through Con gress. The president would not veto it, Cincinnati Commercial. Mr. ThouinsiAr-Ucudrieks of Indinna is in a conspiracy to defeat the renomina tion of the old ticket. Mr. John Kelly of New York is his backer, the two are engaged in nn intrigue to lose New York to the democrats thii fall. It is the end of Hendricks. He is a fool as well as a conspirator. Lot all men disown him. Watlcrson. The neonlo will remedy all tho linger ing wrongs of the war in the fullness of time, but they wtfl resolutely resent any efforts to precipitate even just reforms in a revolutionary manner or spirit. There must be peace. Patriotism has fully de manded it, but business now demands it in such imperious tones that none dare disregard thein. Philadelphia Times. Moody, the evangelist, has a strong nom on me oonmwuoe ot Christian peo ple wherevor he has labored, but It is to be feared his influence is on the wane In discusssing at Baltimore the evils of the times, he sttted that politicians are striving to stir up sectional feolino-, nnd urgod on Christians tho duty of tryinv to prevent it. Such heresy should not pass wimout reDf.xe. Boston Post. Lord Chelmsford, the British soldier whom the disaster nt Issamltiln and his indifferent success In South Africa sinoe lias made so unpopular, has nt last been superseded by Sir Garnet Wollseloy. In the South American war Gen. Dnza, with 0000 Bolivian troops, has arrived at Taena and made a combined movemont with the Poruvian troops to Taraoapa Tho two Peruvian monitors at Callao will soon engage in active buslnoss. The Chilian fleet lies qulotly off Iqolqnl. but several guano ships have boon driven from tho guano islands by the Chilian admiral. Hayti is again badly dis turbed politically, and tho government is importing muskets nnd powdqf. Busi ness is very much depressed, and there have boon several failures at Port au Prince. Four hundred more Fronoh communists have liecn pardoned. -M. Sonard was olected vico-prcsidont of the French Chamber of Doputios Saturday to replace Albert Grevy. The iron screw uropeller Ava, 2600 tons burden. has been sunk in Indian waters, and 66 of tho crew and 4 passengers were drowned. The agitation against 1 ur- key in Crete is increasing, and in ono section the mountaineers are under arms. Nows of the safoty of the Nor- denskjold arotio extiedition hns been re ceived in Eastern Siberia. France, it is beliovod, is trying to induce England to concur in the establishment of a Eu ropean protectorate over Egypt, and if the khodive will submit to it France will consent to his continuing his reign: otherwise not. River, Mass., has just dlod at the age of 102, leaving a widow two years his sen ior. Mrs. Mary Trowbridge of Bos ton, aged 101, died Sunday Mrs. A. R, Bigolow of Colchester, Conn., got in to a feather-bed during a recent thunder storm to escape the lightning, but a stroke followed her up, set the pillow on fire, made her unconscious and badly burned her bands. A high-life scan dal is causing something of a sensation at Hartford, Ct. Rov. J. B. R. Walker, a retired ministor, well-known throughout the suite as A brilliant writer, thinker and preacher, has been sued for a divorce by his wife, who aocusot him of adultery, cruelty and general misconduct. He has filed a 01 oss bill, and the trial will come off in the fall. Henry J. Ccrnoll of Petersham, Mass., oommltted suicide by hanging nt Dana, Monday morning. Domestic unhapplnoss caused by Ins drinking habits is understood to be the cause, bis wife, to whom bo was fondly attached, having recently lelt bim. The suicide followod immediately upon a visit to her at her mother's. Tho Hay- denville, Mass., savings bank, after a snspension of more than a year, resumed hnsinosa Tunsdav. The bank claims now not onlv to be able to pay its dopos- itors in full but to have a surplus divi dend for distribution next January. Tub New York legislature w hich lias just adjourned, made as thorough a botch of its widely trumpeted reform measures as that of Vermont did last full. New York's system of taxation is. if jKMsible, a trifle more crude and dishonest than Vermont's, the great cnrporatioi'sin both States esaping their jut share of the public burdens. After three months' in cubation an almost model bill was reported to remedy some of the defects of the old Ux lams, but the pini of the corporations met i't with he vera! other bills, different in character, and in the disagreement and xufa-iiu succeeded in getting the whole matter put over to the next legislature. In-tejd of retrenching t expenditures as prom ined, the appn pria ?i"nof money to 1 raided br taxation ibis yetr, are nearly doublet how of IxTX hirh is also a pood deal as our lotu- did, thoogh anmea hat m on. But in New York, the Republican managers who rontroled the reginlature have an rinw which cannot tie anted in Ver montthey were afraid to put-h through their reforms leM Uey aliouM iiwnr the opnosit oo of the rurporationa in lite im pending election. The breaking out of open war between Chili and Bolivia did not take any one interested in South American politics by surprise. J bat bad been only a question of time for some years back. But it was not by any means so clear why Chili, with one antagonist already on its bands. should have doc hired war against Peru, too. The explanation is now vouchsafed 'eru had contracted a secret defensive alii wee with Bolivia, at a time when it was professing the most cordial friend ship for Chili. It had carefullf kept Uiis fact from the knowledge of the Chilian Government. As late as this spring in Envoy in Chili assured the Chilian Min ister of Foreign Affnirs that he did not know of any such treaty, and did not believe in iu existence. When the truth came out, Chili bad no choice bat to de claie wai against her perfidious neighbor. who vn, moreover, bound to tight her in any cane. Till I ,st statement matte by the as signee on Catholic Archbistiop FurceHs affiirs shows the total amount of claims to be $3 C97.tol and the aasrU of all kinds tl.lttl.5G6, of wbkh $118,536 are coo-idered worth h-ss, so that unless the Arcbhisbop gets belp from the church the pour people who trotted their moaey nib bim. will g back only 30 cents on the dollar. dividuals, shall pay taxes thereon. Will they do itP Will they be longer bam. boozled into thinking that it is all right for rings and cliques to go ahead and control legislation in this stitte as they bonds between 1863 and 18G8 on a salary never higher than $5000, and nearly all tne time Din ?-j.juu a year. Senator McDonald of Indiana, In his siieecli on ihe piliticil issues, had the fice to assert that election supervisors have done in Pennsylvania and every I were actively employed in Masmchu- other state in the Union? The returning business prosperity 1 f the country is inducing an ominous rage of speculation in the cities. Railroad stocks are rising, new lines and new schemes for lines being opened in the West, and it Is reported that stocks to the amount of $S5,000,000 were sold in New York during the week ending May 10, and over 2.5OO.0KM1 shares were dis posed of in the previous fortnight. 1'ot ton has advanced 8 or 4 rents a pound and wool gone np still m ire; and even guv. rnmcot 4 per cents KpecuUtivrly handled are selling at a good premium. and everybody seems to be ansioug to get rich siiecdily as in the old tiuns. rbit is just the thicg to bring another financial crash and snot In r era or hard times if it is roatinued. The country needs now steady markets, hoot sit and industry in trade, and until it his Hu m it will never have a healthy prority. setts last year to defeat Gen. Butler, The inm eiints, Dawes and Hoar, indig nantly denied it. Portions of Connecticut seem to be overrun with large black snakes this spring, the frost was hardly out of the ground when a nest ot 49 were found and killed near Trumbull. The other day a lchanon farmer went down into his well to clean it, but came out in a hurry, for snakes were poking their Heads out between the stones in everv direction, and aftT a day's work he kill ed 14. At North Ashford James Tyler had a fierce battle with six of the rep tiles, none of which were less than four fw-t long, and destroyed them. Similar rep-irts come from other places, and a St. Patrick is longed for. We venture to express the opinion that nobody ever yet made the gentle man who "still continues occupv the ed itorial chair" iu the Rtnrrd office an of fer of money of whatever amount The A. . fin has also adopted the revolution cry." but puts it this way : The Republican minorities in tne ?enale and the House ol llcpreentative, com bining with tlie fraudulent President, and pushing him to an abuse of Uie ve to power, have decUred that the majori ty shall not control legioUtion. ami that tlie public service shall starve unless the minority be allowed to dictate the con ditions upon which supplies are granted. In oilier words the K--pllieans contein eentatives at Washington, has gone to Columbus, Ohio, to attend a meeting of the state commrttee, of which he is chair man, and to legnlate local politics gen erallv. Mr. fjorhaui, tho republican clerk of tho Senate, was removed for "partisan activi.v" which, however, was always conlinej to the recesses of congress. Thompson's case is Gorham's aggravated. Will he be removed? Buffalo Commercial The demonetization of gold nnd the substitution of silver for it would not paralize industry, nor rob the working man, nor prodtiio universal ruin; but. on the other hand, it would work in jus tice to vested Imprests, considerably in crease the friction and expense of busi ness, and do good to no one butgamb ling speculators in land and in merchan dise, who desire to get out of debt at a cheaper rate than they can at present. N. Y. Sun. Sins acsinst tha purity and integrity of the ballot are by no means contined to tne boum, as mis leading republican newspaper of Virmont (tho Burlington free fress) lias come to admit. .News papers and rtfrMrt public sentiment ought to combine to make such crimes not only thoroughly odious, but unsafe investments for the unscrupulous politi cians who practice them with such im pudent impunity even in New England. Sprinqfield lietublican on tlie Benning ton Rottenness. This is a government of legal authori ty, founded on tlie constitution nnd the laws made in pirsuance thereof. One of tho grievances of which our fore fathers complained was that the King had quartered troops on them, and sought by military power to coerce them into submission it is little less man a public scandal after a century of nation al existence that any party could venture to ask the people s approval ot a species or tyranny that is forbidden in England and wherever elan the parliamentary princijial is respected. Senator David 1iivn 10 a committee of the Illinois leg islature. Ex-Gov. Hubbard of Hartford, the ablest and purest democrat in Connecti cut, contributes $2o toward celebrating Decoration day, accompanying it with a letter in which he says he thinks "the common council did well in appropriat ing only $j0 fl. f :11a, and be would have done still better oy appropriating noth ing; for the duty is not a corporate bur den to be imposed on the grand list, like a highway or sewer tax. It is a duty of patriotism which belongs to the private citizen; or rather a privilege. For my self, I am personally the debtor of every true son of Connecticut who lousrtit, and thrice the debtor of everv ono who fell for the honors of the state and of the Union. Tlie honors we pay to our fallen heroeiara infinitely petty and cheap, in comparasou with Weir minutely grunu and costly sacrifices. " The Gros Vtutros nnd Mountain Crows fought a severe battle recently near the Bear Paw mountain in Dakota, in which several Indians were killed, including John Bongear, Gen. Miles's half-breed gcout, The will of Judgo Asa Packer of Pennsylvania, who died last week, gives over $2,800,000 to public nd charitable institutions. Editor Ream of the Culpepper (Va.) Times, Philip M. Jones and fi. W. Jamison had a row Sunday in which seven pistol-shots were fired. Ream being fatally wounded in abdomen and Jones shot in the shoulder. Jamison, who did most of the shooting, was unhurt. He was put in jail. M. A. Goldsmith, teller of tho Broadway savings bank of St. Louis, has been proved to have been an accomplice of Kreiger, the thieving cashier, and to have stolen $300,000 of the funds. Not a cent can be recovered. Kreiger has delivered himself to the authorities, and is in jail. Tho grasshoppers have des troyed the grain in the vicinity of Nor folk, Neb. Joseph Casey, 11 years of age, while filling street tamps at Belle vue, Pa., Saturday night, upset an oil can over his clothes, and, it is alleged, another boy set bim afire. In his fright, he rushed for a river a quarter of a mile away, and before he was caught and the flames extinguished was fatally burned. Fourteen men, four white and ten black, were arrested near Slurfreeshoro, Tenu., Saturday and Monday, who by their burglary, robbery, arson and mur der, have long been a terror to the com munity. It was with great difficulty that the excited populacs c iuld be prevented from lynching them, Gov. M irks coming to the jail and appealing to them to be quiet. In Wetzel county, W. Va., a similar band of desperadoes who call themselves "red men," are spreading terror. They have killed several per sons, flogged others, women and cnil dren included, unmercifully, and warned others to quit the county or they would be hung. The crime of ono woman who they have thus threatened consists sim ply in refusing to keep company with one of the gang. The town ot Littleton has been served with a notice by the gang that, summary vengeance awaits it on account 01 tne sjmpatny lnaiiiiesieu by the -people with those aggrieved by tho-visits of the "red men." Tlie Un derwood war has again broken out on I Inner Tveart creek in Carter county, Kv. Two members of the Underwood family have been shot dead from an am bush while at wcrk in their fields. Jesse Underwood has entered the field as the nromrnr nf his t'umilv's wronOTS. and it is feared that there will be a great deal of Farmers in that nelguoor- 8TATE NEWS. iir 1 . , T , I oiooaslieu. farm,1 -y , V- . , 1 f torsiKing tneir Hems. Auorew carpen ter, while at work in his yard iu Breath itt county, has been shot by an unknown ncrson in amtiush. ana anarcny neany ' prevails. Itisc'ai ned that rich silver veins near the surfi ej and covering an area of several milts have been discov ered at Hot Springs, Ark. Frederick Lincoln was fatally, a negro badly and ?evcral others slightly injured in a row between uugrocs and whites at a repub lican primary election at Pittsburg, Pa., Friday. The leaders have been arrested. j. if. French's menagerie establish ment near Detroit, Mich., was burned Fridav, and the famous trick elephant 'Sultan," live lions, a zebra, leopard and other valuable animals perished. P. I. Walker, while attempting to cross the Niagara river Saturday, lost control of his boat and was carried over the fallB. He was a noted smuggler, had often crossed the river at that point, and had saved two young men from a like fate. Another insurance company: The new directors of the Globe insurance company of New York have found a deficit of $i00,000 where the state exam iner found only $-100,000. Myriads ot locusts have appeared in the vicinity of Independence, Mo. John T. Vincent and four companions were attacked by SO YanatoD Sioux Indians between Forts Keogh and Assiuiuoine recently and after 20 hours hard fighting and killing 11 of the enemy, escaped, out without their horsts or wagons. Eighty-five mount ed police under Col. MacLeod have left Bismarck, Dak., for the Canadian pjsts on Sitting Bull's side of the line. Sitting Bull recently moved north on the way to Saskatchewan with five lodges, and Long Dog, the head warrior of the next cam paign, promises to come south and give the whites a tussle. John. II. Lewis and his snn and John Lumpkin and two sons, neighbors and farmers, living at Winchester, Ind., got into a quarrel Tuesday about a ditch which Lewis was opening, in which Lumpkin's eldest son was killed, himself and youngest son se verely injured, and Lewis's son fatally huit. The elder Lewis has surrendered to the police. NEW ENGLAND. or for whatever equivalent that lie did plate a revoltufcmary proraxMing. by not accept. 1jchix. wnu-h tlie un,h-r lying principal of free Can it be possible that our timid government may be overthrown and tho neighbor refers to the occasion when ""jon.y ,K.rr,vea . ,e rigniio govern, it . , .. . . . Stripped of Mr. I onkling s va-briuer-l Hooker offered bun $M to sell out his rbel,c ()j Mr Rlmnu.1 s misinlrrure. manhood, in a certain memorable polit ical canvas? tatioa of 1 be law. this is the whole between the two parties. Much confusion is caused by tlie care- les sness of letter writers in neglecting to designate the State as well as the city to which a letter is intended to go, and an appeal is made to tlie public to be more careful. A circular has been issued showing that there are a large number of places in the United Stales similar in name. Of It noklyns there are 18; Bil- timorea, 4; Bostons, 10; Buffilos 16; Burlington, 17; Charlestons, li; I hic.v ?o, 4: Cincinnati. 8: CleveUnda, 10; CohimtiuwA. 1'.'; Dayton, zo; IVtroitK, S; Indinapolira, t; Louivillea. 15; Lowells, li; McibphUra, S; Milwsukeea, 3; Nashville. 1 1 ; Omiha. o; t'itwtmrr. ; I'uiladHphiM. 7; Portlands. 11; tenners, lo; Richmond, li; Spring belda,2.t; St. Jeiriis, 15; St- Umises, 4; SL Pauls, li; ioledVM, 7; Vahing t. JO; Wilmington. 13, aad Wiiliani barpa, 28 In one dT over So.fssl Set ters tnve been received in the New York past office wadrouaierr addressed. f M. Frank Paige, the swindling Boston boot and shoe dealer, has been sentenced to two ears at hard labor in the house of corraniuu tor eonspiring to dofiaad his creditors. He restored $17,000 of his creditors' money. Thomas Hickey of Terryville, Conn., who pleaded guilty last week to manslaughter in killing Thomas O Donncll, gets seven years in state-prison. Middieheld, Uonn., bad a violent hail storm the other day, and the ground was so thickly covered with hail stones that they could be shoveled up bv the bushel." Lightning struck around promiscuously, loo. Ctieeky burglars broke into George E. Davis' house at Lawrence, Mass., Thursday night, chloroformed hiiu and his wife, smoked choice cigars, drank several bot tles of champagne and carried off $IUO0 worth of property. William McGree vy of New Haven, Conn., who beat bis two-years-old child to death a year ago, was found guilty of manslaughter Mon day and sentenced to one year in jaiL The sentence was made light because the prisoner has already been in jtil 14 months. Carrie Porter, alias Carrie Roberta, was arrest, d at Peabody, M.-iaa., Fridav. as the mother of the infant re cently found dead in tlie Maiden woods. She said that tlie child was hers, that iu fattier was John N. Buzxell a Lynn sa loon kerper, that H was horn at the boose i of Ktiuell s sister. Uuasell has alsoeoa- fussed 10 the crime and both parties are now in jail. A serious accident oc curred at (i O A Btogdoe't quarry in Hhr-tefoftl Mondav. tnftirge Llttk-nvhl. the foreman, aad Ayer being blown up anil terribly nsnckxl while try ing to drill out an oid charge. IJuk-tield bad btrtji arms, his aure and Uie top of bis tiead blown off. and be will die; while Ayer loses an ins and his race is bad!y braised and burned. f. Miner of rati DiniTHKItlA RAVAGES. In the village of Newark, a score of school children wore taken with malig nant diphtheria on one day.- One of them died in three days and several of tho otbeis are in a very dangerous condi tion. The physicians account for it by taking poison from a brook. They had been in the habit of drinking from the brook which runs near the school house. A lew iods above the house is a barn and the brook has taken tho wash of the yard. No one except the school chil dren have been affected , ant all the pu pils who drank of the water caiue down within twonty-four hours. t " AHKEST FOB INC h ST. George Sia and daughter, of North Danville, were arrested on Tuesday on a charee of incest. The daughter now has a child three years old which has never been sworn on anybody, and is now like to become a mother again. Both are in jail at St. Johnsbury. The state fair is to be held at Mont pelier for the next three years. Chief Justice Pierpont has recovered sufficiently to hold the chancery term at Burlington. A Brandon canary, which h&d lost its young, adopted a brood of bluebirds orphaned by a cat. A Bradford dog recently killed an eaglo which measured nearly six feet between the tips of its wings. The Vermont State Spiritualist As sociation hold their annual Convention at Pylmouth, Friday, Saturday and Sun day, June 13, 14 and 15. Tuffield Provost, a French laborer at Fairfax, committed suicide Tuesday by cutting his throat, from tear of starva tion. The old brick freight house nt Essex Junction, belonging to the Central Ver mont, took fire from a passing engine on Tuesday afternoon and was destroyed, with about $700 worth of freight. A North field spiritualistic lunatic haunts the village graveyard, robed in white, "to take end bear away messages from the dead." The Weldon house kitchen range at St. Albans exploded Wednesday, injur ing Nelson Eddy and Alary Connolly, the cooks, and doing $:100 worth of damage. Russell Hubbard, of Walden, a maj ried man, has been put in jail nt St. Johnsbury, on chaage of rape and adult ery. The victim is a daughter of his wife, eleven years old. , James Rooney, principal of the Catholio school at St. Albans, has been aiscnnrgeu lor severely whipping a and Kev. Ueorge ft. Northgravus bis place. Burlington has a newspape Sunday Crucible, edited by i. and Roger K. Chose, a republ deuiourat respectively. It Is end in politics and religion, an ponent ot tne prohibitory law. About noon Saturday a you hired a hoise at the liverv of F White, in Burlington, drove to A gennes, and there sold the team. The police were notified and at noon Sup day the man was in jail, and the turn out had been restored to its lawful owner. Mrs. Isabella Brook of Barnot has lately received notice that her claim for a pension for her son has been granted, to the amount of -'0 a month, and the back pay amounting to $32n0. Her on ly son, Robert II. Brock, colonel of the 77th Illinois regiment, died of disease contracted in the service. Mrs. Brock is 84 years old, and her husband is about the same age, and they have been mar ried nearly 00 years, Danvilte No. Star. The other day at St. Johnsbury, some kind of an insect crawled into Ma son Hall's ear, and caused terrible pain and flow of blood. A doctor took a gold toothpick and a lead pencil, crowded the ear open and saw the tail of some ani mal, speared it and drew out a bug three-quarters of an inch long, very slim and of a peculiar kind which the doctor had nevej seen before. Judge Wheeler began a session of tne U. S. Circuit Court at Rutland Mon day. The chief case thus far heard is the petition for an injunction in the case of the Wardell steam stone cutter company against David Shortsteeve, this case the Sutherland Falls marblecompany of which Gov. Proctor is the manager, is the real defendant, and the case turns on the question whether the right to use a patented machine carries with it the right to make. The marble company bad purchased of Wardell the right to use his patented channeling machine on its quarry, and now attempts to nave a machine constructed by Shortsleeve, the defendant, on which Wardell's company brings a petition for injunction, claiming Unit tlie marble company should pur chase of it. The petition of Mr. Doran of St. Albans, a bankrupt, to be released from jail was heard. The register found that Doran had secreted $2oO0 belong ing to the estate, and he was imprisoned about six months since. The case was rendered interesting bv a dramatic reci tal by Mrs. Doran of her struggles to support herself and four child, ert dux in ber "husband's incarceration, and the re fusal to admit her to the poor-house be cause a lace shawl left her by her grand mother had not been sold with her other clothing and furniture. A patent case relating to a stamp used in the New York post-otUce lis to follow, and will be de fended by the government. A decision is expected in the cases of the assignee of Eli B. Lathrop of Manchester against various members of Lathrop's family for property claimed to be asset of the es ate. On July 2 at Rutland tlie case or the steam stone -cutter company against Uie Windsor manufacturing company will be heard. It is a big suit for in- fringement of a patent, and baa been pending for years. WOOIIFOItll. N Rev. 15. O. Rood delivers tho dncora- (ion day address at Bennington to-day. Blacksmith Robertson was favored with a surprise terpsiuhorean hop the othor evening. Two Interesting services at tho Un ion chnreh last Sunday. Salom Town officiated. F. P. Bowlos, formerly a resident of this town, has become the proprietor of the Grafton, Confer, Mass., hotel. Camping out on the banks of Lake Georgo is nothing compared to the ex perience of piscatorians in the same line here last week. Philip Engnn, a young lad from Trov. livins with tho Messrs. Briggs at. Searsburg, was run ovor by a heavy load of lumlwr the other day and perhaps fa tally injured. James Morrissoy and John McGuire hired a team at Bennington on Sunday nnd boinir drunk when they returned it smashed the windows of the livery stable office and also of a saloon. No arrests. When J. W. Hagnr drove on to the platform at the railroad crossing with load of charcoal last Fiiday, the under pinning gave away, precipitating him self. team, wazon and all to tho ground, a distance of 14 feet. Mr. H. bod a leg broken in two places besides othor bodi ly injuries, the horses wore quit nadiy hurt, and tho wagon domohshed. FACTOHV POINT. The school house hns boon treated to a coat of paint. The June torra of Bennington countv court will be held hero next week, Judge Dunton presiding. Mr. S. E. Thayer, who is running the hotel for L. D. 1 hayer of liruttlebo f doing a fine business. The MuncheBtor banc' consisting ol eighteen nieces are favoring us with some very lino music. Tlioy moot for practice twice a week. npporation .day will be obscrv,cd by a parkdo of the G. A. R. Post, engine company and Manchester bind, and an address by Col. A. F. Walker of Rut land. In the afternoon the engine com pany go to No. Bennington to take part in decoration services there. Supt. White carries the boys free of charge. F. H. Orvis, proprietor of the Pala ka House Florida, and Equinox house, Manchester, has returned from Florida and reports a very successful winter, lie is renov iting the Equinox and put ting things in order for the summer season. Tolographlo Notes. Advices Irom Moxioo state that tho scheme of an International exhibition will be abandoned, owing U Jnnlouslus in the Cabinet' There is tho usual pull ing and hauling In politics. Ilorschol Hurdy'sl2 years old son, blt- t"n by a poodle dog about the niiddl" of April, i down with tho hydrophobia nt Groveland, Mass. The jury In the election caso of N. A. Hull, charged with frauds in last fall's election, returned n verdict of not guilty at Jacksonville, Fla Tuesday. bov. i Lv 1 WINDSOR COUNTY. CIKCUIT COURT BUSINKSS. A great deal of important litigation in Vermont has recently come into the United States courts, and Judge Wheeler has had his hands more than full of big cases. At last week's term of the circuit court in Windsor much was accomplished. The towns along the line of the Benning ton and Rutland road abandoned the de fense of their bond cases, and judgments were entered in favor of the First nation al bank of North Bennington, holder of the b'inds, against Arlington, Benning ton, Dorset and Shaftsbury, for the amount due on the coupons. In the case of tho Mercantile trust company against the Lamoille Valley railroad, one of the Portland and Ogdensburg cases, the pleas and de.-nurrer were over ruled, and the defendant was required to answer the bill, so that a trial on the merits will sometime be reached. In the long litigated case of David W. Prime and others against the Howe scale com pany of Rutland, involving the title to the "patents for the Howe scales, the de cision was reserved. A Weatlicrsfield man claims to have killed eight foxes at one shot. The woolen mill at Ludlow is run ning extra time to fill contracts. Ihe toy manufactory there is also producing more and doing better than ever before. Farmers in and about Ludlow take it to heart that they can obtain only about a Now York shilling a pound for their but tor. But it is plenty at even that. The Vermont State Teachers' asso ciation will meet this year in Woodstock BUt,a...u uufiiuuiiis x uvsuaj evening, :ugust 6. nnd eonttnuing; thr-oujru, ti, o lottowing days. Thursday night's frost was so severe at White River Junction that it destroy ed garden vegetables, grape vines, and fruit tree blossoms. Plants covered with paper were completely frozen, Frederick Billings, of Woodstock, has been elected president ot the North ern Pacific railroad. It has been decid ed to immediately place under contract for construction the 200 miles of road from tho head of navigation of the Co lumbia river to Ijake l'ends d'Oreille. Monday of last week, as Fred Shat tuck, of Weston, was at work on a log pile, the logs started to roll, and Sliat tuck endeavored to stop them with an iron bar, which flow back and struck him on the shoulder nnd collar bone. He was severely bruised though no bones were broken. 'Ihe Springfield Grange, No. 114, will hold a "picnic Held meeting," at the farm of R. W. Whitney, in Sprinfield. on IViday, June 13th, at 10 o'clock A. u for social intercourse and the discus sion of agricultural topics. Col. John a. Blend, superintendent ot asrriculturat affairs, and other speakers from abroad have been invited. The meeting is not confined to the order of patrons, but all progressive citizens are invited to brine their baskets and unite. CHESTER. The horse of Allen Willson while crossing the track at the depot on Thursday of last week, was frightened by the cars and ran across the street and when near the post-office the wason struck a stone post, throwing Mr. will son a distance of some 20 feet, but furtu natcly without doinz him anv very seri ous damage. Geo. D. Barton isron from the west, as a witness in the California Jack trial, and left for Woodstock Monday, together with some dozen others. A. W. Fletcher is keeping a larger stock of goods than has been kept in the North village for years. Jack Frot-t has made frequent visits in tiiis section for the past week, doing consideiable damage to early gardens. Mr. Gray, the proprietor of the Ta conic House, Manchester, Vt.. has re-en gaged Mr. and Mrs. II. H. Ingrubaui for the coming season. Greeley and Vandorbllt. A good story is told in connection with the reoent payment of $40,000, with In terest, which Horace Greeley had loaned to Cornelius J. Vandorbilt, after tho old Commodore had stopped off tho supplies of his son. When the Commodore heard of it he became very angry and assum ing that Mr. Greeley uiul loaned 1110 monoy mainly In the belief that ho (the Commodore) would repay It, determined not to pay it, as a warning to others not to lond money to his wayward son. Af ter thinking ovor it, he set off in a high dudgeon to see Mr. Greeley und "give him a piece of his uind about it. " "Mr. Greeley was verv busy when tho Com modore came puffing and indignant into his office In his usual bluff, imetuou8 way, the Commodore said: "Mr. Greeley, I understand you've been lending my son Corneel' money?" Mr. Greeley, looking up quickly, and then almost instantly re suming his work, replied, in his usual drawling way, "Yes, Commodore, I've let him nave some monoy." "You have, eh?" bluffed in tho Commodore, "you have well, I want you to understand that I shan't pay you a cent of it'." Mr. Greeley ran his spectaelos up on his brows, stopped writing for a moment, and. turning a full face on the Commo dore, fairly yelled oat, '-You wun't. cb? -Well, who the deuce asked yotf to pay it? I didn't, did IP" Greeley dropped bis glasses over his eyes and bent again to his work. Tho Commodore, nonplussed and boiling over with fury, steamed out of the office, and it was a matter of ru mor that the two men were never after ward on as good terms as they had pre viously been. Next Governor. (From the Burlington CUwr.) Already the Brattleboro Refoiimer and other State papers are trying to "kill off" Col. John B. Mead, and Wast all his future political aspirations in pro claiming him at this early d ly as the next successful candidate for the republican nomination for Governor. That the , Colonel nas no objection to being Gov ernor, there is but little question, and as in the case of the last und least of the Fairbankses, since he must be Governor some time, or not die happy, we cm see no reason why the groomers of Col. John should not keep him in running order. But then, there is our good old Deacon Kstey of Brattleboro, and the brilliant Colton of Irasburg, not to mention a carload of other ambitious men. win we opine will be ready to scalp liro. Mead at the first oppirtunity. To be sure, John has the backing of tho surviving Grangers and the loud-mouthed Good Templars; but then, we think it a little ton early in the season to fix things for two years hence, especially when it al ludes to politics. . While no new cases of the plague are reported in Russia, European medical journals show that there exists, and not without reason, the greatest fears that with the return of warm weather it will break out again with unaimttd virulence, and that its ravages will then not be con fined to one distant district, but spread all over the empire and infest as well ad joining countries. There is now known to exist in St. Petersburg, Vitcfsk, War saw, Odessa and in other districts in Rus sia a bubonic affection, with which Rus sian physicians are unfamiliar, winch is very similar to, if not identical with, a bubonic disease which preceded the re cent outui . .f ri 1 1 1 -Jm .mtrrhmn and previous ones in Persia and Mesopo tamia. By some, indeed, this disease is considered a mild form of the plague it self. While each new case of the plague causes the greatest alarm among the peo ple, as tho probable fore-runner of re newed devastations, the nudical frater nity see in this seemingly trivial bubonic affection cause for the g.nvest apprehen sion in the near future. At any rate, danger of recurrence will not bo passed for more than a year. A cuitious case has just come to light at Northbridge of tho death of two persons nnd the expected death of tw others, all in one family, from the effect of cider drinkimr. As near as can hi made out, the father aged 60, mother 00', and two sons, 36 and 31, have drunk since, last fall nearly 40 barrels of ci der. The mother was taken with fits six weeks ago yesterday, and dietl the next Thursday. The youngest son was taken with fits three weeks ago and died on Thursday, and last iiuirsnay mo oldest son was taken with fits like the others, and Friday night his physician gave him up. ihe father is also in a very bad condition, "sees snakes" nearly every night, and frequently gets up in the night and runs about tho house cry ing "fire" at the top of his voice, doubt less suffering from delirum tremens. All parties suffered greatly. No cause but the cider drinking can be found. y Socialism, by Mr. Godkm; the Cur rency and U. S. Supreme Court, by Mr. Brooks Adams; the Indian Question, by Ex-Secretary Cox; the State of Greece; the Condition of Turkey; London Actors; Recent American and English Literature, are topics in the Intern Uiofil Review for June. A. S Barnes & Co., N. Y., Publishers. Price by mail, post-paid, 50 cents. This high-class magazine should be in every American household. The ablest and most charming writers in the world are contributors. Subscription, $5.00 a year. A Set To BEXXIXGTON COUNTY. B4XKS MIST PAT SOME KEOAKI) TO Till LAW. The selectmen have berna an action against the First National Bank of Ben nington (T. W. rark't) ft failure to ie turn to Uie town clerk a list of the stock holders of Uie bank and Uie amount of stork held by them respectively. The action b brought under the mat ate, which also imwass a penalty of $5t0 for each violation. No return having been made by the bank fur four years tlie cum plaint demands judgment for $-1M beMde corts. Thut n precisely Um off,os Cir which CoL Wait was prowruted and made to pay over $!5tlU by Brattleb,iro. Joan Itonahne of Powaal, was rom aittrJ to jail at Nona Adams jatnrday, or xn-ptjnrst of Gaa aad eou lor dinakeaasaa. Between Davis and Tilden. I From the New London Telegram. The other day David Davis receivod a call from Mr. Tilden. "Take a seat. Sammje,'' said David, cordially. Mr Tilden sat down and placed his polished beaver in an adiacent chair. "I have dropped in," explained Mr. Tilden, hold inir his nand upright against tne corner of his mouth, like a stop signal to a A.-ur- stalion, "to see if you and I couldn't agree upon the ticket. Mr. Davis was in stanlly so interested that he sat right down by Mr. Tilden. "You will have to chango your position, exclaimed Mr. Tilden, excitedly. "Nevei !" detonated David. "You will have to shift to an other." "Impossible," jaculated Mr. Iavis. "Unless you withdraw from" ' Preposterous, interrupted Mr. liavts, cleaning his nails with a garden trowel. "But I tell von, you must move," shouted Mr. Tihk-n. "Yon must, you shall!' "And why must I mover" Mr. Dxvis angrily inquired. "Because," re plied Mr. Tilden, applying his hand to his mouth, "because you are sitting ot my silk hat!" Mr. Davis rose and the two hvked at it. It was as a stove cover with hair on iu Vice preahk-nt Whtwler's sister, Fide lia, to whose bedside be was called from Washington a hoof a month ago, died at Mi toe, N. Y , Wednesday, at the age of 6a. S,i has been an invalid for XO yara. Her death leaves the vice presi dent alone in Um world without any family. Thomas H. Taylok. ono of John Brown's followers in his Harper's Ferry raid, has just been discharged from Mon roe county N. Y jail, where he had been confined for two months, on a charge of embi szling his sister's money. in the Union army during the war, being twice taken prisoner, and spending some time in Lihby prison. His mind lias been weak of late years. The Meanest Man in the World. Of all the mean character? that have come un der our observation, the meanest of alt is the dys pvpUe cynic to whom grumbling; ha become a second nature. The weather la alwayi. loo hoi or too drr ; the meat la too rare or too tliorimghty cooked, too fat or loo Iran in short he gnimlile about everything fhim hiscoQretoCttKT,-ai. lie la always in want of something he has not, and S'rever discontented with whatever ha has. Con trarinew Is his distinguishing trait. If hu wife desires to spend an evening with a friend he In sists upon staying at home. He wsmi, all hia bachelor rrien,ta to beware of matrimony. Ilia brain la ao full of whims and crorht-ta. there la tittle roost for reason or sense. But the dyspep tic cynic reaches the acme of (ttsaMKeahlencss whon a diasaaid liver has aupptetnetited the grumbling by hypochondria. Then the aliflilc-t anpieasant eirewmatoaes la magnified into some thing momentous and rrriMe. The vfcrtim be- aea ditruMful of his best friends, and all sorts of Imaginary evila baant the wt-akem-d brsiu. This picture Is not overdrawn, as ihnuiands of homes can attest b.MS la which domcKltr hap pincsa and harmony bava been wns, ked by- nothing more than a dyspeptic and chronic dis- p of the liver, iliven a ond 4uu-h and a healthful liver and the results will amopt in variably be health and a cheeiful temper. I. Pieree titdden Medical fHscovery and I'nrgmtive Pelkrls are unfailing remedies for all chronic d- uf the sw-asscb and liver. iTUKVi-t mark them as Use most popular oVanesUe remedies sat their IM. Toe aat !K:aKXABLl when yon keep couch ing sad dMurbing others. In-. A. i. Flagg's Cough sad Lang syrap will peraaaiitlr curs yoa.