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tntmtl VOL. 29, NO. 25. PLATTSBURGH, N. Y., FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 1883. WHOLE NO. 1482. Plattsburgh Sentinel tnPkUtabwgh, Clinton county, N. F. itteratthePtxt-Offie* W. I,A Pf81 NO Sc SON, Publishers. S0 t IN ADVANCE. Local and Miscellaneous. LS arrive and depart from Plalts- aono BOOTH. train* Arrive. I Train* Leave. Sxpreu, «.« P.M. Express, 1.10 i OOXK0 SOBTH. Train* Arrive. mill, 6.40 P.M. Trains Leave. Express, 6.36 A. M. Express 3.80 v. Mixed, 6.00 P. _. Mooers train, 6.10 A. M. Chateang-ar Railroad* Arrive tt Arrival an d Departure of Steamer*. Stouner A, Williams arrives from Burlington 10:00 A. M.; returning leaves Plattaburgh at 1:45 \steamer Kaqaamleaves Plattebnrgh at 16:30 A. M. for the Islands and Maqu»m; returns at 4:80 p. M. OUR CLUBBING LIST. To all advance paying subscribers we will send file SKNTIHSL with any one of the following pub- Ucationsattheprioes annexed: m 476 2 75 160 875 k 2 00 800 400 4 76 4 00 4 75 400 • — 1 50 _. 200 r Times ioo 260 400 600 800 4 00 „ 160 2 60 n's Magazine 2 10 8 00 rake 8 60 3 BO j American 8 so 4 25 i Monthly 4 00 5 00 tsrorders lor papers and magazines will be Bent tram tMs office every Saturday. KflBPTt FBI THI PLATTIlflBBH SEMTMEL %• If any«ub«rtber<ll»ooT«n8»n error or oml*- •Km In th» above, he wlU give notloe at once. jHwg,M»roh96,188< $1 SO . f^amberlaln, Nov. 8,1884 1 50 .. 1 50 .. 1 60 .16 0 .. 1 60 ..15 0 ..15 0 . 159 .. 1 60 .. 1 SO ... 60 .. 160 1 60 .. 1 50 .. 150 .*. 1 50 iS&S&Z O.B.Eowoe, Bept.8,8 And»w Stafford, Jan. 1,1885^ |Its.L.&ansom f Sept. 19,1884 ST^PWkhnrst, J«n. 1,1884 ~ J 11884 The reader's attention Is called to the following new tawrtbemuifci which appear to-4ay. When ftMttft* with advertisers,\our Mends will confers -.-• ffyorfey taenttomng THBBKHTIBXL: r . VSfaHee *> Sternal Acc«unt«-W. L. Germain. t,£h*roh T. Smenon. ;. Alfred Usher. >©M»wn-J. P. Bressa. fl lhe line of Fars »t S. Spesr's. '-Leap year is near —Closing concert —The oold wave struok us . —Philharmonio concert this *t 3 o'clock. —T»e jstore windows never looked more attractive than now. —Mr. E. O. Webb and family removed to Watertown this week. —The official canvass of Clinton county will be found on our eighth page. —Water was turned on the new fountain on Court House Bquareon Saturday. -Handel'sOratorio, \TheMessiah evening, commencing at 7:30 o'clock, —Regents' examinations commenced at the High School on Monday, and. closed on Wednesday. —The first snow of the season fell on Tuesday night—enough to whiten the gttmnd. —See prospectuses for Century and St. Nicholas for 1884. Also clubbing rates of sane with Smuxonsit. —Lost in Plattsburgh, Nov. 10, a buffalo The finder will greatly oblige by g it at this office. *~&ho«e desiring to send their children to a good boarding school, may well read notice of Ive* Seminary. —The Bisters of D'Youville Convent are . preparing a musioai and dramatic ooncert which will take place next month. — Q. P. Hare, of Plattsburgh, left on Tuesday for Minneapolis, Minn., where he expects to make his future home. —Geo. Hawkins has resigned the cashier- ship of the National Bank of Malone, and J. O. Pease, of Rutland, succeeds him. —W. E. Smith, Assemblyman-elect, was serenaded by the City Band, on Monday evening, at the residence of Hon. S. M. Weed. —Ira F. Powers, of Portland, Oregon, accompanied by his son, is making friends in this section a short visit. It is fourteen years since his last call. —Mr. J. D. Kingsland, of Burlington, and his daughter, Mrs. L. E. Mitchell, left this week for Chicago, 111., where teey ex- pect to remain a few months. —The Fair and Festival of the St. John Baptiate Society will be held at Palmer's Hall, commencing next Tuesday evening and continuing through.the week. •—Thirteen voters at Dannemora were in favor of Abolishing convict labor from our prisons, while four hundred and forty east their votes against the proposition. —We publish this week the proceedings of the meeting and organization of the Board of Supervisors of Clinton county. The Board has adjourned until Deo. 3d. —The following resolution was unani- mously adopted by the Board of Village Trustees, at a special meeting held Nov. 18th, 1883: —Verplanok Colvin, superintendent of the Adirondack survey, has been taking observations at Lyon Mountain and vicini- ty. —Customs officer W. D. Merriam seized an expensive cloak from a lady on the Montreal express at Bouses Point on Fri day. She refused to pay duties. ' —All of the prospectuses of Harper & Brothers' splendid periodicals for1884 will be found in our columns. Clubbing rates with our paper same as last year. —The express brain from Montreal was several hours late on Monday evening, ow- ing to a train getting off the track on. the Grand Trunk, near Victoria bridge. —It cost the state this year $861,677.16 to maintain free canals. Of this sum Clin- ton county pays $2,660.78, Essex oounty $2,856.87, Franklin county $2,171.39. —A new switch board has just been put into .the Malone telephone office, which will accommodate from 250 to 300 sub- scribers. The exchange had outgrown the old board. —Hemlock lumber is coming into fash- ion for finishing purposes. The grain is much handsomer than that of pine, and when polished and oiled, it is said to be more showy than ash. ' . —Ten thousand dollars Village of Platts- burgh Coupon Water Bonds are offered for sale* to retire an equal amount of bonds falling due Jan. 1st. Parties having money o invest should read the notice. —The Northern Boatmen's Association have increased the number of directors to thirteen and have adopted a by-law fining any member $25 that loads a boat for any person not sanctioned by the president or directors of the company. —The builders of huge plate glass fronts should be careful to make a liberal allow- ance for the force of the wind. It seems that in the Egert block, in Gouverneur, this matter was not attended to, for last week one of the great plates was blown out and shivered into countless fragments. —Bev. C. N. Thomas was installed as pastor of the Presbyterian church at Port Henry, by a commission of the Presbytery of Ohamplain, Nov. 12, 1883. Sermon by L. H. Elliot, of Keeseville; charge to the pastor, by Bev. H. H. Lipes, of Mineville; oharge to the people, by Bev. P. J. H. Myers, of Chazy. —Bishop E. G. Andrews has been ap- pointed to preside over the Troy Methodist conference, which will meet at Amsterdam, beginning April 9, 1881, and continuing one week. The meeting has been called earlier than usual, because of the general conference which will meet at Philadelphia May 1 and continue for one month. —Friends of the Bible cause in Clinton county will bear in mind the annual meet. ing to be held in the First Presbyterian Church of this village next Tuesday after- noon and evening. The address by Bev. Dr. Hunt of New York in the evening will be a prominent feature of the occasion. See notice of the meeting in another col- umn'. -. W. Brookings and daughter, Miss M. Jeannette, a very interesting gentleman and lady from South Berwick, Me., have been making a visit to their relatives, the family of J. W. Tuttle, of Plattsburgh, and were here over the Sabbath. On Sat- urday, they Bpent a portion of their time visiting historic places and examining relics and curiosities of our locality. —Charles E. Leland's embarrassment is caused by losses at the Brighton Beach Hotel this season. It is reported from New York that he has compromised with some of his creditors at twenty-five cents on the dollar. The partnership of C. E. Leland & Co., who carried pn the Fouquet House, at Plattsburgh, has been dissolved. Mr. lie land retires and Leland Simmons con- tinues the business. —A regular meeting of the Convocation of Troy will be held at the church of the Messiah, Glens Falls, Tuesday, November 20. The diocese of Albany is divided into four Convocations, the Convocation of Troy embraoing the counties of Bensselaer, Saratoga, Washington, Warren, Essex and Clinton. Meetings of the rectors of the different parishes and delegates from each parish are held quarterly. 'ur annual clubbing list will be found at the head of our columns this week. It will be noticed we make some important additions, including \Good Cheer, 1 monthly journal which is becoming im- mensely popular, and which we are per- mitted to supply for the merely nominal price of 25 cts., that is $1.75 with the SENTINEL. Sample copies may be seen at this office. Also the \Cottage Hearth,\ a fine monthly illustrated magazine for $2.50 with the SENTINEL. —On Monday we had a very interesting call from Mr. Van Loan, of Catskill, N. Y., who had just come down from among the Adirondacks, via Wilmington Pass. Mr. Van Loan is a topographic artist, and is engaged on a very fine work, which con- sists of a bird's eye view of the entire route from New York city to Montreal, taking in the Catskill and Adirondack mountains, showing clearly all the princi- pal chains and peaks, and the lakes and rivers, including a fine view of the Thous and Islands and the St. Lawrence from above Ogdensburg to Montreal. We had the pleasure of examining the work now ready for press, and found it remarkably accurate as far as our knowledge of this region extends. He also showed us two bird's eye views of the heart of the great Adirondack range, one taken from the top of Hurricane mountain, at Elizabethtosm, looking west, .and the other from North Elba Flats, near Blin's, looking south, and giving a splendid view of Indian Pass, Mounts Molntyre, Marcy, etc. These works cannot fail to attract general at- tention and ought to meet with a very ex- tensive sale, as they no doubt will. —November is over half gone already. —The canals will close Deo. 1st, unless sooner closed by ice. —Everybody is delighted with Mrs. Humphrey Allen, the soprano soloist. —John F. Hayes, of Beekmantown, has been adjudged insane, and taken to ait asylum. V- •.\ \ —During the high wind, on. Monday night several rods of the stookade around the prison yard at Dannemora was blown down. ' l —It is reported at Champlain that Bey. F. X. Chagnon has been tjalled by Bishop Wadhams to officiate at \the parish of St. Joseph, Malone. „, ...7... .. _1_ _ J \ —The Essex County Board of Snpervi- sors is in session at Elizabeth town. James W. Steele, of Lewis, is chairman, and Geo. S. Nicholson, of Elizabethtown, clerk. —Next Sunday at noon all clocks used in the stations on the D. & H. Co.'s lines will be set back five minutes, to corres- pond with the new standard time. —A freight train on the Passumpsie road was thrdwn from the tract at St. Johnsbu- ry, Vt., on Tuesday night by a broken wheel, and twelve cars were wrecked. —The Essex county board of supervisors last evening designated the Essex County ^Republican,) of Keeseville, and the Eliza- bethtown Post, as the official papers of that oounty. —At an auotioB sale of articles belonging to the Seymour estate in Vergennes, the other day, an old carriage, in which Presi- dent Monroe rode in 1817, when he had a public reception in the town, sold for the pitiful small sum of $7.25. —A lady called at a Plattsburgh music store recently and inquired for the song, 'Angels Meet me at the Bailroad Cross- ing!\ She meant \Angels Meet me at the Cross Boad> Meet me.\ A distinction without a difference, of course! —The U.-S. revenue officers of the St. Lawrence district, with the Deputy U. S. Marshal, succeeded recently in capturing one Moses Sangimo (St. German) an alleged defrauder of the revenue. He lived near the head of the Bog, on Backet river, and is said to be not only a confirmed smuggler, but a maker of illicit whisky. Ho was taken from his \shanty\ to Og- densburg, and on examination was held to appear for trial at Auburn on the 3rd Tues* day of the present month. —The new Lake Champlain & Kiver Richelieu Steam Navigation Company has been organized at Bouses Point to carry passengers and freight between Whitehall and St. Johns P. Q. It is said two boats will be built during the winter with a view particularly to speed. The inoorporators are T. W.Myers, W. J.Weldon, O. Arpin, Alex. E. McDonald, Geo. F. Darrell and E. Z. Paradis. Mr. Paradis is Mayor of St. Johns, Messrs. Arpin and Myers are brokers, Mr. Weldon is a lawyer, and Mr. Darrell ia of a firm in New York. —The Ohateaugy Record says that a par- ty of five were, crossing the \Narrows\ near \Garoau's\ kilns at Ohateaugay Lake last Monday night, when the boat filled with water and sank. Moses Grigware and Augustus Becor were drowned, Amos and Thos. Becor and MOBOS Brosoit, clung to the boat and were rescued by men from the shore who heard their cries. Grigware was from CherubuSco,' and Becor from Valleyfield, P. Q. Both men leave fami- lies. ACROSS THE LAKE. —During an altercation at West Rutland Sunday George Eeynolds stabbed a man named Hackett in the arm. —Cookson, the ship builder of South Hero, left last week for San Francisco, and from there goes to Puget Sound. —A large quantity of pulp wood was shipped this week by boat from Vergennes to the pulp factory At Ticonderoga. -Burglars entered the office of the Lin- coln Iron works at Rutland Saturday night but secured only a few* pennies. The office of Davis & Burdett was invaded by thieves on Sunday morning and about $3 stolen. —Monday noon a building belonging to Shortsleeve & Co., near their machine shop at Rutland, caught fire from a switch en- gine. It communicated to. Lovejoy's plan- ing mill, which with its contents and lum- ber was destroyed. Shortsleeve & Co. lost $10,000 worth of patterns, while the ma- chinery and lumber in the planing mill was valued at $4,000. —A wedding occurred in Rutland a few days ago which was the most brilliant af- fair in the town in many years. The bride's dress cost over a thousand dollars. While the ceremony was being performed at ohuroh a valuable diamond ring and a purse, containing $20Q, belonging to the bride, were stolen. The ring was returned, but the cash has not been recovered. RAILROAD RUMBLINGS. —The Delaware and Hudson company has forbidden trainmen to carry letters of private persons, unless enclosed in an en- velope bearing a government stamp. The common postage stamp affixed is not sufficient. Letters written by one agent to another and relating to railroad business are excepted. —The Lamoille Valley Extension rail road is now completed, except the laying of the rails on the trestle across the lake at Rouses Point. This is to be done at once, and it is expected that a trial trip over the road will be made some time this week. Construction trains have been run over all parts of the road except the trestle at Bouses Point, and a large force of workmen is em- ployed in ballasting the road. —The ceremony of driving in the last spike on the Montreal & Champlain Junc- tion railway, and the first on the United States & Canada railway, with which the former connects, was performed by the officers of the two roads on Thursday of last week, amid much enthusiasm and in the presence of a large assembly. The line from St. Lambert to Fort Covington is be- tween 70 and 80 miles in length. This now line is to be the connecting link between the Canadian and United States railroad systems. TH E EV22NT OF TH E The Grand Musical Convention The Philharmonic Musical Convention is now in progress in Plattsburgh, under the direction of Carl Zerrahn, assisted by Blaisdell's Orchestra and the distinguished soloists announced last week. The first two days were given to rehear- sals, and the first grand concert was given on Wednesday evening, and although the soloists from abroad had not arrived, it was a delightful opening. The music was of a high order of excel- nc©j the solos were well rendered, and Blaisdell's Orchestra took the hearts of the audience by storm, fairly capturing them. Te chorus with its many fine voices did remarkably good work, and for tbe£e splen- did opportunities to hear first-class music, our citizens are indebted to the indefatig- able exertions and perseverance of the Messrs. Hudson and the efficient executive committee of the Philharmonic society. The society is entitled to the getoeroas sup- port and patronage of the people of our community. It will do all good to listen to this fine music brought to Our very doors, and all ought to help mike the con- vention a financial success. The vocal soloists who took part in this %st concert and who won laurels fresh and words of praise, were Miss Jennie Mead, Mies Mag- gie Hartwell, Miss Anna MorheWand Mr. Tromblee, of Port Henry. The piano solos were performed by Miss Chattite Hartwell and Miss Helen A. Shaw. *Mr. 0. F. Nevers, of Blaisdell's Orchestra, gave a cor- net solo. We have a heart of prophesy that each succeeding concert will increase in interest and draw largely increasing audiences. The platform for the use of the chorus and orchestra occupies nearly a third of the church, but by partly filling the aisles with chairs there is a seating ca- pacity for five hundred. To the regret of our music loving people, Mrs. Velsey is unable to give her solos on account of a severe throat difficulty. At the concerts yesterday afternoon, the soloists, Mrs. Allen, MisS Welch, and Messrs. Babcoek and Want made their first appearance, and they participate in all the concerts to the close. The concert last evening was very fine. There was a full house and much enthus- iasm. . THIS AFTERNOON, commencing at three o'clock, there will be a most entertaining concert, which will afford all an opportunity to hear the solo- ists from abroad. THIS EVENING will be given Handel's wonderful Oratorio, The Messiah,\ in which all of the soloists rill appear. There ought to be crowded houses botk afternoon and evening. A press of other matters ttat must be attended to renders it utterly impossible for us to give anything like a summary or review of the convention. CONVENTION JOTTINGS. —The Blaisdell Orchestra, from Con- cord, N. H., arrived on Wednesday, P. M. They know how to coax and drive the music out of their instruments, to the sat- isfaction and delight of those who listen to them. —The members 'of the chorus are de- lighted with their popular conductor, Carl Zerrahn. He-is BO permeated and filled with the spirit of muBic tkat he inspires. Even slow and cold souls must get enthu- siastic under his leadership. —Everyone who possibly can do so, should listen to the grand concerts of this afternoon and evening. The music, espe- cially the Oratorio of Messiah, will be an approach to the heavenly. —Secure your seats for the grand con- certs this afternoon and evening. —The grand piano used on the occasion of the Musical Convention is a Miller piano, manufactured in Boston, and fur- nished through the courtesy of the firm of A. C. Smith & Co., of Plattsburgh, agents for Northern New York. Funeral Sermons. A conscientious minister of the gospel requests us to publish the following from the Journal and Messenger : We believe that more falsehoods are spoken in funeral services than in any other part of the minister's work, and that the evil influences generated on such oc- casions are far-reaching and malignant in their results. It is the rarest thing to hear honest utterances or to witness honest and judicious silence at funerals. Over the remains of ungodly characters the fifteenth chapter of 1 Corinthians is read, and talks of \blessed reunions\ are uttered, when the speaker is belying his Sabbath sermons and his warnings and entreaties to sinners. It is no unusual thing for ministers to speak words of warning and tell men of their danger in the Sabbath sermon, or in the special evangelistical meeting, and then, when called to bury the same impen- itent Binners, \preach them right into heaven,\ and people go away from the funeral wondering in which of the services the preaoher spoke the honest convictions of his heart, or if he has any honest con- victions. ^^ OVU BOOK TABEE. —THE SKASON lor December is brimful of Illus- trations of the latest Paris fashions* elegant de- signs in fancy worK, needle-worlc, embroidery, crochet, etc. It Is one of tne very best fashion magazines we know of. Among other attractions, It has Illustrations of fancy and historical cos- toy man St., New York. —BALLOO'S MAGAZINE for December contains the last chapter of Mr. \William Thomea's \Belle of Australia.\ Of course all ends welL The young husband gets his young bride, and the old folks bless.them, and the wicked earl turns out to toe a trump and a_pretty good fellow. In the January number of Ballou Mr. Thomes will begin a new yarn, called \On Land and Sea, or California in the Years i«3, >U, and '45,\ when the author will give his experience when he was OB the coast, collecting Sides, before the gold discoveries. It will toe a lively narrative to read, we have no doubt. Ballou Is always fresh and pleasant, aod the December number will toe founa wonderfully good and entertaining. It Is only $1.60 Der annum, or 15 cents a single copy. Just send 10 cents for a sample, and see what a nice magazine it really la. Do this, and secure some valuable winter's reading at a small price. For sale every- where. Published toy Thomea & Talbot, S3 Haw- ley Street, Boston. REV. J»H N H . VINCEirr, D . D , Tn e Well Know n Sunda y School Representative an d Popular Educator. All of our readers who have seen the Rev. *J. H. Vincent will recognize the above as a most perfect likeness. It was executed by the well-known firm of Har- per & Brothers, of New York. The name of Vincent is familiar in every Sunday school family of the land. His advent marked a new and important era in the history of Bible study. He is recognized as the projector of that wonder- ful system of International Bible Lessons by which means each Sabbath most of the evangelical Sunday sohools of the world study the same portion of scripture and pursue practically the same course of in- struction. We would not underestimate other lead- ing representatives of the Sunday school who have co-operated with Mr. Vincent in this new era of systematic Bible study, but we think all will concede that he has been and is the leading spirit. In the field of secular education Bev. Mr. Vincent is also producing something of a revolution and doing great service for the cause of popular education. The Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle, organized by him four or five years since, contemplates nothing less than bringing many advantages of college education within the reach of the most humble citi- zen. It embraces a four years course of study in history, literature, and science, which may be pursued by the mechanic, the farmer or the housewife, while at home attending to their daily duties. A series of text books are provided at a trifling ex- Biirglary at Malone, Burglars broke a pane of glass m the front door of the Malone post-offioe last Saturday night, and gained entrance to the inner apartments by crawling through the money-order window. The floor was stained with blood, showing that the man- ner in which the thieves had entered had cost them some cuts. An ornament found on the floor led to the arrest of John Tully, Jr., William Mott and Robert Hayes. Tully's hands were badly cut. An examination was held before U. S. Commissioner S. S. Willard, at Malone, on Monday, when Mott and Hayes were discharged, and Tully held for trial at the U. Si Court at Auburn next week. Tully acknowledges having participated in the robbery, but claims that he was forci- bly led into the commission of the crime by unknown carties whom he met near the post office. But the statement is discred- ited from the fact that the whole amount carried away, $28.40 in silver, and $2.70 in stamps, was found on Tully at the time of his arrest. . pense, and it is estimated that 40 minutes each day in the year of close application will enable any one of average intelligence to complete the course in four years. While Chautauqua is the center and Mr. Vincent the superintendent of this great school, now numbering ~ some thirty or forty thousand, scattered all through the land, it is recommended that neighbor- hood circles be formed, where evenings can be profitably and pleasantly Bpent in pursuing these studies in a social capacity. We understand circles have been formed in our own county. Those who would like information on the subject may ad- dress Rev. J. H. Vincent, at his home, Plainfield, N. J. Mr. Vincent is a Southerner by birth, a native of Alabama, born in 1832. Ho re- ceived a liberal education in the North, joined the New Jersey M. E. Conference, and in 1856 was transferred to the Rook River Conference, of Illinois, settlisg in Rockford. About 1862 he was called to a wider field, which has given him a world wide reputation. Mr. Vincent is one of the most manly of men. He is well balanced, physically, mentally and spiritually. He is jovial, warm hearted and companionally, without affectation or reserve, and yet always main- tains the dignity of his position and the respect of all with whom he mingles. He is a great lover of children, and his im- mensely popular lecture, \That Boy,\ shows how heartily he enters into sympa- thy with the youthful and developing mind. The problem of safely transporting po- tatoes in cars during the winter, which has always been a serious one to many of the northern railroads, is said to have been solved by the Eastern road. Hitherto the custom has been to place an ordinary stove in the car and trust to luck for the main- tainance of the fire during the journey. The new box cars oh the Eastern road have an oil stove under the centre of the car, with an oil reservoir just above, by which the fire is fed. An ingenious system of pipes leads through the car, and by a pat- ented'k^nd of valve the hot air is kept con- stantly circulating around the sides and roof. The potato dealers expect that the general introduction of Ihe car will materi- ally decrease the price of potatoes. Is It Apr Wonder? There is great indignation at St. Albaas over the failure of the Trust company. The reason becomes plain when one reads tho stories of the xuined depositors. A paper gives a list of fifteen persons, five of them widows, three washerwomen, one a teackar and one a carpet weaver, two ser- vant igirls, and one a crippled girl, the others working persons, who lose all their savings. One widow had saved $25, a quarter at a time, for her winter's coal, and lost it all. A one-armed man, with a wife and children, loses the $900 he had saved for a rainy day. -*•»-- Masouic. Grand Commander Aikman announces the appointment of Omar A. Hine, of St. Lawrence Commandery, No. 28, as Assist- ant Inspector, and assigns him the follow- ing commanderies; Monroe, No. 12, Rochester; Cyrene, No. 39, Rochester; Lake Ontario, No. 32, Oswego; Watertown, No. 11, Watertown; DeSoto, No. 49, Platts- burgh; Ogdensburg, No. 54, Ogdensbufg. A St« At bans Mystery* [Fr&mtlie St. Albans Messenger.] A few dnys ago Mr. D. K. Holmes, sex- ton at the cemetery while doing some work there strnck his spade into the end of a casket that was a few inches below the sur- face of the ground, where the existence of a grave had not been suspected. The head of the casket was found to project about a foot beyond the line of graves in that tier, and it was deemed proper to make a further investigation. The grave was found to be only 22 inches deep, and the top of the casket was but six inches below the turf. The box was much broken and decayed, and contained a human skeleton in a good state of preservation. From the appear- ance of the bones and the teeth, Dr. Sher- wood concludes that they are those of a man who was six feet tall and of large frame, and who was not more than 25 or 30 years of age. At the head of the skele- ton was a rubber blanket neatly folded and a pair of heavy boots, at the foot was a silk handkerchief tied in eight knots in which was a hunting-case watch and chain, and 1 another silk handkerchief enclosing a com- I mon. leather pocket-book. Among other things found in the casket were the follow- ing: Fragments of a woolen blanket and pieces of woolen clothing; a fancy silk necktie; part of a comb; a lead pencil; a well preserved ambrotype of a woman, ap- parently about 20 or 30 years of age, who was dressed in the fashion of 15 or 20 years ago; the visor of a cap, on the inside of which was scratched the initial \E. O.\ in large letters; and a small bottle containing a quantity of what is thought to be pare- goric or laudanum. The appearance of the casket indicates that it was of the cheapest kind and had no handles. One piece has a metal button fastened to it. There was no outside box. The rubber blanket, which is fairly pre- served, has on the inside the name of \E. I. Ordway\ printed in large capitals. On opening the watch which was badly cor- roded, ihe hands indicated that it had stopped at a quarter post 3 o'clock. The pocket book contains a newspaper clipping, a crayon pencil, a piece of paper on which are fragments of words written with ink in a fine hand, a pin cushion, and a little roll of something that looks like silk. There were no coins or other money, and not a button of any description was found in the casket. Dr. Sherwood thinks one of the handkerchiefs has the appearance of hav- ing been stained with blood. It is believed that the remains were those of a soldier which were sent home from a hospital sometime during the war of the rebellion. But whoever this stranger was, the shallow grave, its peculiar location, the absence of the outside coffin, the bur- ial of the personal effects of the deceased with the body, all show that the interment was'a hurried one, and the circumstances give some color to a suspicion of foul play. LATER—THE EEMA1NS IDENTIFIED. Mr. Charles Ordway, father of E. I. Ord- way, was in St. Albans on Tuesday to claim the remains of his son. He says his son died in April, 1863, and the body and effects were ordered sent home to South Troy. It appears the corpse only went to St. Albans, where it remained several days unclaimed and was then buried. He had kin, no idea that the body of his missiug son was buried so near home until reading the notice of its disenterment. —Senator Bowen's majority in Warren county was 341. SEIGHBORIHG COUNTIES. Saratoga. —Miss Jennie Vaughati, a schoolteachers- of Saratoga Springs, while on her way t o her school on Monday, was struck by a runaway horse and* her skull fractnre<3. She will probably die. St» Lawrence. —Mrs. Langtry played to an $807 hoiiSfc at Ogdensburg last week. —The St. Lawrence International Campv Ground Association (Methodist) has made- an assignment of all its real and persona* property, in trust for the benefit of credi- tors. The property includes 25 acres of land known as the Morristown Camp> Grounds, the new hotel called the Terrace House, and its furniture. Washington* —The N. Y. & L. C. T. Co., are prepar- ing for the close of navigation. —There are some 400 pensioners :ot Washington county drawing pensions VJ< vy- ing in amounts from $2 to $30 a mom fe^ Among the number are eighty-six person* who draw pensions from having relatives; killed or injured in the war of 1812. —James A. Connery has been restored to his old place as express agent at White- hall. Mr. Connery, it will be remembered, left Whitehall under peculiar circumstances, lost spring, and it was rumored that he ab- sconded with funds belonging to the ejr press company. After wandering about the country for some time he suddenly en- tered the company's office in Troy. Warren* —The peg factory at Warrensburgh will* resume operations Dec. 1st. -^•The announcement is made that a> banking house will be opened at Warrens- burgh with the new year. —Elisha Harrington, of Warrensburgb,. injured in the bridge disaster at Fort Ed- ward, has settled with the Delaware snoT Hudson canal company for $800, exclusive of physician's charges. —A Young Republican club has bee» organized at Glens Falls. A resolution was passed to the effect that it should be a- permanent organization^ its officers hold- ing over until the next campaign. -s-Last Saturday morning between 2 and 3 o'clock a fire broke out in Charles Cassa- vant's barber shop on Glen street, Glenst Falls. The barber shop with contents wa* entirely destroyed. An adjoining building occupied by Dennis McLaughlin as a tailor shop and another building occupied by th#? Wheeler & Wilson sewing machine com- • pany were also burned. Some of the- cloths from the tailor shop were removed* and a few of the sewing machines were saved. The loss is from $3,000 to $4,00^. jfrankjun. —During the wind blow Sunday night the spire on the M. E. church at Moira wasi blown down by the wind and demolished, —The lumber company at St. Regis Falls is shipping lumber from its mills at the rate of from seven to fourteen car loads a • day. —The Franklin county Board of Super- visors elected William McKenzie, of Burke,, as chairman, and M. W. Hutchins, of Mar- lone, clerk. «•*\ —The dwellingjbouse of Daniel HuJjtfS- ins, near Fort Coving^H-kaiye^^aB des- troyed by fire on Monday afternoon. He has an insurance of $300 on house and.. $150 on furniture. —On Monday forenoon Thos. Bodeau, sr lad of about 18 years, while employed in Webster's tannery at Malone, slipped and fell in a vat of hot liquor. He was badly burned, the flesh falling off in many places^. from his limbs. His physicians balig.Tfe»>. that ho will recover, —Last Monday, while Albert,. a> sen of •<- P.P. Paddock, wasengagedi in burying^- stone upon G. N. Keeler'sfarm, a short dig- ,> tanoe south of Malone, the bank gav« way * and a large stone fell upon Him* Tie..' stone was soon raised with a derrick, hv*' life was extinct. He was about twentj years of age, and was much esteemed^ —Dr. Henry Slade, of New York cityj. . Spiritualism's greatest medium, has beea giving sle^e-writing seances in Maloa« dur- ing the past three weeks. Prof. C. W.. Starr, who is pronounced one of the mo&fc*. formidable enemies that mediums-have tow contend with, hearing of his presence . - there, visited the village and attended se- ances, giving the name of Waters. After •• having received numerous communications from departed relatives, Prof. Starr gave several lectures this week, exposing the medium and showing modern Spi ritualism* » to be the deepest laid plot for thieves to . pick honest men's pockets with in exis- tence. The Dr., after an unsuccessful >i attempt to induce Prof. Starr not to expose./ him, had urgent business elsewhere^ Essex. —Only four Greenback ballots were voted at Elizabethtown. —At least fifty new houses are in course of erection at Ticonderoga. —R. A. Caughin, of Ticonderoga, sold last week to a Brooklyn gentleman hi& chestnut trotting mare \Lyde\ for $l,000i —T. E. Bailey, proprietor of thaBurleigh House, at Tioonderogo, has opened a sal* stable at New York for the sale of trotters;.. Fames Mclntyre, vice-president of the Lake George Palp and Paper company, is rapidly recovering from the injuries sus- tained at the railroad acoident at Fort E<3->. ward. •Lake George is lower than ever before: If rain should not fall soon the mills at Ti- conderoga will be obliged to shut down. The Lake George Pulp and Paper com- pany has ordered an engine prepared in.. case the water supply should run short. —The Board of Directors of the Central'* Vermont railroad met at Ticonderoga o»~ Tuesday for the purpose of examining the - route between that village and Addison* Junction with a view to extending the line* to Ticonderoga. Another meeting during;\ ifhe present month will be held at Rutland; where a committee of citizens, appointed by the taxpayers, will meet the directors of the Central Vermont and Rutland roads. The prospects are very bright that the road will be built, for sufficient money has al- ready been pledged.

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