The democratie national conventioü is nnlike the republiQan national oonventioü, ín that there ís nö Mark Hannu in the demooratic rank, whose biddiugs will be followed in the coavemion and conseqnently the proceedings will not be on the cut and dried order. Although the meeting of the democratie convention is only three days off no one can give an intelligent estímate of the strength of the various candidates. It reqtrires a two-third vote to nomínate. Ihere are any number of candidates and no one has a majority of the votes much less twothirds of them. Richard Bland, of Missouri, willundoubteöly be one of the leading candidates. Horace Boies, of Iowa, has developed considerable strength. Gov. Mattbews, of Indiana, is being pressed for the nomination. John R.McLean, the Obio editor, has a presidential aud a vice-presidential boom incubating. Es-Gov. Campbell and Vioe President Stevenson are possibilities. Senator Blackburn, of Kenncky, will be voted for. William R. Morrison, of Illinois, may show np before the battle is over. Were the gold forces in command, William C. ney, ex-Gov. Pattison, or ex-Gov. Kussell would be pressed for the noniination, but it does not now look as if tbey were among the possibilities. Senator Teller seerus to have no chance nnless the oonvention should split, which does not now seem likely. In case of a split, however, he wonld tmdonbtedly stand a good chance of the nomiuation of the silver wing. There are also a nuniber of dark horses being indnstriously groorned. Altogether the convention promises to be one of the most iriteresting held iñ recent years. Mrs. Harriet Beecher Stowe, the fainons autnoress, died at her home in Hartford, Conn., at noon on Wednesday. She had been suffering from congestión of the brain and paralysis, and had been unconscions since yesterday. She passed peacefully away snrronnded by the luembers of her faniily. Mrs Stowe was best known to the public a large thronghout the world as the authoress of "Dncle Tom's Oabin" which ■was translated into every European language, and also into Arabic and ArBienian. Oue immense bookcase in the British museum is fllled with its different translations and editions Within six months after its publication in America 150,000 copies had been sold. and 240,000 copies were sold in Loudon in one month. "Uncle Tom's Cabin" was printed in the National Era, the publicatiou beginnins in the snmmer of 1851 and concluding in March, 1852. It is said tbafc when Mrs. Stowe proposed the repnblicatiou of "Uncle Tom's" in book form, the firm receiving the offer "declined with thanks. " The pruposal was snbseuently a ccepted by another pnblisher, who, witbin a few ïnonths after putting it upon the market, was able to place at Mrs. Stowe's disposal, as the first iustallment of lier share of the proceeds, the sum of $10,000.