Senator Gordon of Ga., has resigned I ! I At this writing, Thursday, t looks vcry I nm.h as tlrouiih the forty-two delcgates I from Illinois would cast their votes for I (ien. Urant in the Chicago convention. Hou. N. G. ürdway, of New Hampshire, I hú been appointcd by the president as I Mieeossor to the late Wm. A. Iloward, as l'.ai -rimr of l'akota. He was u applieant ut the time of Mr. Howard's uppointnient. An attempt was mado on Wedncsday of hal weck, to blow up Hypolito U'Uriartc, the Spauish consul general, at New York, by moans of an infernal machine sent him by eipress from l'hiladelphia. It was to explodc and blow him all topieces, butlike all moh thinn-i failed. Assaasins are seldom raooaoAiL The following are the newly clected bishops of tho M. E. church : Rev. E. O. Havon, D. D., L. L. J)., chancellor of Syraouse fis'. Y.) University; Itev. C. D. Faas, 1 . Ü. , L. L. D. , president of Wesleyan university, Middletown, Ct. ; Rev. J. F. Hurst, president of Drew theological Beminary, Madison, N. J. ; and Rev. Ilenry W. Warren, of Philadelphia. A vote was taken at the general I ence of the M. K. church, and Oen. Grant's I li.t, headed by Bishop Siiupson, nuuibercd I f4; Blaine was the favorito of 18; I munds, 15; Sheruian, (with Bishop E. O. I Haven) 9; Washburne, (with Bishop I rill) 5 ; and ono alone declared for Gen. I Hancock. John Russell, of this state, proposed to vote for the noniinee of the I hibition convention. Word having goae forth that J. S. Holden, editor of the Farwell Register, had joined the hauor movement, he not only indignantly denies the saaie but publishes the affidavit of the president of the reform club of that place, and the chairman of the oounty teniperance comuiittee to the contrary. Mr. Holden xigned the bonds of a respectable druggist, who sells only for legitímate pwpOMf, and that caused the report. The village of Milton, Pa., vras destroyed by fire on the 14th inst. About400 buildings were bui ned, includingallthoohurehes, the machine and car shops, academy of music, etc, etc. Ilundreds of families were rendered homeless by the disaster, and uiuch destitution and suffering prevails. The loss is cstimated at $1,800,000, with insurance at $800,000. Gov. Hoyt asked for contributions of all the citiea of the state for relief. Yankee iDgenuity has built a railroad to the cráter of Mt. Vesuviun, on what is known as "the piismatic system." The depot is situated at a height of 810 meters, or 210 meters above the observatory. A restaurant and cafe capable of accommodating 100 people i.s attached to the depot. The anglo of inclination of this railroad itt.-iins at various points 40, 50 and 63 groes. Thero aro two passenger cars, the Ycsuviusand .Ktna, accouimodating twelve persons cach. Michigan will without the least doubt havo the nominee for vice-president, Hon. Thos. W. Ferry, should Blaine, Hamilton Ptah, or any eatern man bo selected for the Crst poaition upon the ticket. The New York Tribune alludcs to the candidacy tlius : " Michigan's candidato for the vice-presidency, Senator Ferry, has the rare recommendation among aspirant for that position of having had oxperience in the place which it would be his duty to fill. Mr. Ferry was president pro tempore o tbc scuuto for n nnnilipr nf vears. and bftcame for a time, by the dcath ofvice president Wilson, actiiig vice-president." Tho New Tlampshire state eonvention, although sending delcgates to Chicago favoring Mr. Blaioe for the noruination, paic Gen. Grant this high compliment by resolution : " That wc congratúlate Ulysses S. Grant, the most renowned and illustrious citizen of' the republic, on his safe return from his tour of the world, and we ferverently wish that the afternoon of hia remarkable life inay be made. serene by exemption froiu strife, and happy in the respect and affection of a gratcful country, whose unity he did so inuch to preserve, and whose great destiny he did more than any of his compatriota to advanoe." Some of the Courier readers are doubtIes8 interested in English politics, ana would be pleased to learn the coniposition of the new ministry as formed by Mr. 'Gladstone. It is as follows: First lord treasury, Mr. Gladstone ; lord chancellor, Lord Selborne ; lord president, Earl Spencer; privy seal, Duke of Argyll ; seo. átate home, Lord Harcourt : sec. state foreign, Earl Granvillo ; sec. slate colonies, Earl Kimberly; sec. state India, Marquie of Harrington ; sec. war, Mr. Forstcr ; first lord adiniralty, Mr. Northbrook ; loca' government board, Mr. Stansfield ; chanoellor duchy of Lancaster, Mr. Bright. Also chancellor of tho ozchcquer, both In 1871 and 1880. The Litchfield Gazette, heretofore a neutral paper, comes out for tho republican party. The Gazette is welcome, thrice welcome to our rauks, and wc are glad to see it take so sensible and just a course. In making the "change of base" its editors, the Messrs. Woodard, say : "With this issue the Gazette abandons its neutrality, and without hesitation, apology or diffidence, undertakes to champion to the extent of its ability, the republican views of governmental affairs. We have been contení plating this step for some time, and have [iut off the departure much longer than wc expected. We have nothing to say of our future 'policy except that we shall endeavor to troat all quostions and partios with the utmost fairncss and candor." Sanford E. Churcli, chief justice of the supreme court, of New York, died at his home in Albion, New York, on Friday the 14th inst. He has boon for many years one of the most prominent men of his state, and his name has been freely usod in connection with the prcsidcntial nomination. He was a man of rare intcllectual powers, and undoubtedly one of the most popular politicians of his state. Strictly honest, he noverstooped to the tricks of politicians, and was respeoted as much by the rcpublicans as by his owu party. Had Mr. Church lived, and Mr. Tilden lived up to the agrecment entered into fuur years iro, he wnuld have been the nominee at the coming Cineionali convention. Four years since Mr. Tilden, fcarful of Judge Church's popularity, wrote him, promising if he (Church) would not allow bis name to come before the convention, that he (Tilden) would throw all his influence in 1880 for Church. Whothcr the wily figiirer of Grammercy park would havo done ;is hc agreed, it is not known,Ibit doath having severed the agreeuicnt the "fraud" will probabjy have no compunctions about l'oisting himself upon hissufferinir party. Well, tho republicana can stand it. There is no man in the democratie ranks who can be so casily beaten, without it bc that pufF hall from Indiana who held second placo with hiui.