In his annual mossage to the Massachusetts Legislatura on the 2d (iovornor Brackctt oommended the Australian system of voting, which wa3 employed at the last election, and recommended the extensión of a similar mtliodto the primaries. John C.i:i.isr.F., agcd eighty-five years, dicd on tho :!d at I'ortsmoutli, N. H. lic was Past Worshipful Grand Master Mason of New Hampshire and was tho oldost active momber of tho thirty-third depree of Ancient and Ao cepted Scottish Rito in the world. Judok Samx;ki. Rice, once Chic! Justice of Alabama and an 184S olootoi on tho Taylor-Fillmoro ticket, died at Montgomery, Ala., on the :: 1. Judgk Poetee Kino, one of tho bestknown jurists of Alabama, died at Atlanta, Ga., on the 3d. The Democrats of tho Kontucky Legislature renominated J. C. S. Hlackbum for United States Senator on the 3d.