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niriiiiiil,t. CM-lrr,Wd j VERMONT.
V,r...,. ... f .hm .f.' - The ot.dcr.tg.. J ywf Sute Central
uiu nuininisiraiuin 01 iiic viw.vn. - --- -- . . . -
V ami efficient or- P" "l Vs IO u f i ' -i
f . I njfin.tinnltl l.li.l linnil 011(1 flT Hlft WIl IT T.lll S Willi
arc words or lhcnobYcst statesman of tho age lalTcrinR from pleurisy, was dmwn through ono of
lien yCl.J wc shall ccas to be a.hV.cJ with thcslatcroom door, upH.hchurr.coue, eckwl.on
i . . ' . ... i !.. ti irfiwl - ii he. was so debilitated bv
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The 'H hat mi IJ4iiJ l-ttk-fMnewH eirn-
riwt .f' fat i '' i
VHH i,HrK tw twmrt. I Mrt. M I
fstlr tr nlft4 tMt m rfearwr unM"l"
i-riic rj.u ran Wtued from New llaniptlMff,
(t a rati Hmxrgh Krene, perfectly idlo lo
ibirk -of that Ttwir .n ronneetlon Hit railroad lo
Hwhtrjien. Huth the llittileboto andJKtene routet
com the tame ground lo Winchendon, a dittance
of fmllt. Horn the ditctslrjt po'",,bd",,Rr7l
to kV.n. l. IT mdel. Id Hrallltboio 43 mllf , and
bn.i uuiress. I hey
! mtM W Jo a bxb by their attachment to
1 r -swirl- J of 'h-rvly w'.nm H is thir pnde
i iiui i,t- ihr n.nr ni'"-'i
lrJ when ll-i" P'in-iphi. iniinwi! with ex-t.-ofdrnfirv
utmia.i.xy l.y the great U lug pulv
of the Union, nrcto IkJ siibmitttl for the opproral
or rrjcciion on tho I'cop!..- of the UmtcJ Stat.
Fellow WhiffJ another Prctcnlcntial cli-ction is at
itr.vf n has Immtii tho interval, since the
rtirrin? excitements, nnJ gloriom triumphs of
18.0. it has been Ions cnotiffl. to rentier .lien in-
In- lhn moil unruralltd treachery which
i rr I c i uiiihiii ' iiiiiiiiit t iiiiiit " m.ii-
j to tho water. Four children nlso perished from
Itml n Wfiirr niMlimr In liriti in uitn
.n,tr A..-r.i mi TliursJav. THE 22
I )A V OF FEHHUAKV NKXT ; it is nn nu
.,.;.., ,l.,v il. itih.4V of WASHINGTON
-i- - '
or I ci iTiaKinjniioiurr uiicu, auv u.vii
to ilip shore. The c.iptniu when last recognized,
erer disgraced the political annals otany country
ruute hit ttf n tpoVen of frt.ro Hfitlteboro by Wrl nj , a rery grcal cxiCnt, to defeat the gooJ re
H.r, wblrh It but S mile bofier linn from i ,u wliieh those triumphs were dt signal nnd a
lliuilebom b; Ullo KH. but U tcquitei U-o Jjpicd to secure. It cannot be doubted that, at the
irrrlonpfiuir.cIneily a in.i long, panes political campaign oi IS lu.tne people 01 inc urn-
ml States exneeted a lonir renosn fiom extrannli-
nary political cxchemctit. Their efforts then,
were calculated to produce this desirable end; and
no one can doubt, if thoso clTorts, eminently suc
cessful as they were, had met their respected re
ward that tho condition of the Country would
hove redorccd the maintenance ofthe Whig ascen
dency in its councils easy. But it is hardly ncc-
crssaryfor us lo say .hot we Have iriumpncii in
vain. Comparatively wo have done nothing,
whiln ta much remains to bo done. Wo have
bin exchanged the corrupt nnd corrupting, the sel
fish and unpatriotic administration of Van Burer
for the equally corrupt and corrupting, nnd
selfish, but the weaker administration of Ty
iho lion for tho ass in tho lion's skin. Wit!
Oooufli a eoaoiij Annulling little auppoit to ml
rwJ, and aioiJa th iinpoitant water power ol licl
Ioki KiUf, and lb ilch and thi.flng towns upon
Wfttiamt and IllatV nvcr ; any ono of wh.rh
wouM turn out almoit at much Height as could be
collided upon the Vt Itlter route between Urat
tlrboro and Mount Holly, it it pioSable; too, lhat
IT lite Fuehburj; road it eitenJoJ to HratiUboro, it
111 o by Orttitld, Mbichmll add 10 or 12
talUt lo the diManre.
Ttie laipunlon it general fn N'ew llirnpsliire, a
mong man of all pattlei, that theie lll b in the
nail Ifg ilaiuie, a majority In faior of granting lib
eial rallioad chaiten. The. c it a decided rhange
in the feelings of Urge numbers of thj majority up
on Hut tubj.ct. They feel that they a ro depriting CXC0Iinn o( ,h0 T.irill, which tho indignant voice
iheouelrea of hl may now bo considered almost f Sll(rerinc country rescued from a ready veto,
a nsceatitT oi me. oum .iiici mc v- ami which was carried amid 'democratic" tlircal
ti, and roidt are in opera lion In other p.tia of tho fnlns 0f I'Hepcal,' nothinfr remains of our tri
ttatt.andit it considered a very great liaraiiij, ; )lS of nearly all else, the pcrfiditv of ono
but which will be remo lied at the neit action of ma) ija, ,lrpr;V(J ,IS. yc ,aVe been most deep
the legulaiure, that privileges should be withhsld , y WOundcd in the house of our friends. Where
we looked for sympathy and cflieicntnid in carry'
intr out tho prominent, distinctive, nnu conscrvo-
live principles of tho great and glorious party to
which wc belong, wo have encountered hostility
the more bitter and proscriptive because it was un
deserved and unprovoked. Wc have seen the of
fices, at the disposal of that Executive which
owes its power to confer them to us, bestowed,
with s'tillful discrimination, not upon these best
niul'finl lo occupy them, irrespective of political
op'iiion. but upon those most distinguished for
from on acctinn which aie now enjoyed by anoth
(Eon d vt na ( o n n I.
(Jen. Jackion't Fine.
The Majority intho Hntiseof Hcprescntatives
at Washington, piss"l the bill on the 8th inst.
Tho whigs gratified the majority by nlJowingthc
Hill tn Ivj. iiivin lliA nun i L.irn rif nTflm Imt.
lie of New Orleans, as this was a darling object niendacinus opposition to tho principles and policy
wuli th fLirticnl.tr friends of the measure. Tho ,' r lllc u l"rly- " o havo seen men removed
votes was 153 for the hill, to 28 against it. Tho I 'rom ".lei'- "r no "use but for their fidelity to
evening ofthe 8lh and until almost thn morning of, lllclr principles, mid their places supplied by trait
the Mi was celebrated m what was called a Dcmo-I "fsnnd hypocrites; and, m slioit, we have seen
tor tne past tnnty montlis, the extraordinary nnd
unworthy spectacle of a President of tho United
States, aided by the immense patronaeof his of-
oy ottices and honors, to Hatter
crjtie s ipp-r.
Tun Oitnoo.v. The Semtn by a vote cl 31 to
I . after n detntc of nearly five hours. rejecteJ .Mr.
Allnv ri- dnl ion rn 1 1 inn fur flu. rnnfiili nnnlintrnr-
. ... . . . .... I i. ! i ., ,1 . i
tions or the I'resiJent to the American .Minister at i 1c',J,lu U,B JJ ",cn " 00 moil ,0UJ1y ta,m wo
.nn lan. might almos add prophetically) nroclaimcd liis
Tli- supreme Court of the United States com-1 incapacity, and opposed his principles and his elec-menci-d
its srssion on MonJay. I,'0,n 'c desire not to bo misunderstood. Tho
"Tuesday Jan. 9. Whirr parly nrc hostile to proscription for op'm
SENATE. '""'8 sa',c ''"'1's hostility was inscribed on tho
After the nres -nlati-'ii "f iv'itions te-v.'nl of banner under winch tlmv triiimphril in 1810, nnd
which oskid a reduction nf nostase and the adool- "l,l,rr ,,lat bnnner will they hereafter march tn
ion of a rctnlniinii of innnirv. , triumph or ih-feat. Thn maxim that "to the, vie
The bill to refund Gen. Jackson's lino was rc-' tors belong the spuils." and ils author, they equally
.civcd from the House and refercd to the commit- j despise. Tho Whigs of Vermont at least, sup-
tee on tho Judiciary.
After an Executive session, the Uouso adjourned,
ml . W a I a
i ae re Km oi .r, Auamson tuc rules ol tne
House then came up, fiMr. Wise (Chairman
tlio select committee on the subject, who has
Kfr)i fnr trornl dnv.t Trnm thn nUf nn, n
v ' ji (twite tn vikt unu tuw ut I t a - . it ----- - .
the time of .Mr.A.'s repoit,) asked, and after some J?.h" "mW Adams, distinguished by ability in
delay, obtained leave to make a minoritv renort. nil Lepartments, by its unproscriptive character,
The House then resolved into Committee of the a.nU b' lts 1,v,no' patnotism, the Whig parly dc
Whole on the Union f.Vr. Winthrop in tha chair) S1 'T FClorr: ,
for tho purposool refering to the appropriato com-! V e llaye' "'tn, fellow Whigs, the battle to'fight
miuccs the reraiiningl portion of tho President's 1 ?.8a,,,i nn( we invite you to the conquest. We be-
message (nonool which, not having been reported 1, ,c "ull-'. uu a moreucciued trumph await us;
:hed the committees.M V ' Purvcrinel laur " must be won. It
ported nnd re-surported tho administration of
JU1IN QUINCy ADAMS; an administration
which has already emerged fiom the clouds which
dishonorable misrepresentations had obscured i t
nan 0f nml naJ ta,cn rank, by the ability and pure pa
is been I 'riolism of ils head, by tho sido of that WASH
wnsnt 'NGTON. Such an administration as that of
to the House, has as yet reac
Wednesday, Jan. 10.
In the Senate, Hon. James A, Pierce, Senator c
Icct frgm Md. waa qualified and look his aeat.
The Clay 'meeting at Iho assembly room, last
etenlng, paaied oil with much cnthusiann. Ani
tniting and eloquent apeeclies were delivered by
Hon. .Venn, Stevens of Ga, Jarnegan ofTe. Col
lamtr of Vt. and Thompson of Ky.
In Ihe House, tha ictolution of Mr G. Davis of
Ky., inquiring ofthe Pretident tthellier Jesse Hoyl,
late collector at New York, hat not violated the act
to repeal the Sub Treasury and to provide fur tho
tniniUtrent of public cmbezzlera. Mr Waller mov.
td to lay it on tb table, which was refused, Yeas
35, Nay. 135.
The rtpoit of M Adams on the rtulcs of the
lloute again came up.
The tubject waa laid over at tha expiration of the
Thuraday, Jan. 11.
" ente waa occupied to day principally un.
on prime bill.. '
It continued for aorne itrno in executive session,
.r-v. mln'terto Uracil.
The buaioeai before the Houte to Jay waa, first,
Neit came up the report ofthe telect committee
on the Itulea: and Mr Uheu oecupied the floor fo,
about half an hour jr, f,t0r of retaining the Slat
Ilul. Mr lli.ll,. I f.M l j .
. .-.nvg,,i,0 avimej liu tn. i
leniionpfioiing tor tlx: rule; but hit r-perh Kaa !
pnndp.lly depr.cin s invuiw ani aectiooal leal
outlet. t c Friday, Jan. 13.
M enate waa not In teition to-day
Tbt uae of the h.ll ofthe Houte w.t' granted lo
tbe Amerfran Colonlxation Sorieiy f, ,he ,nual
tteetlw w be ho ldn nn Tu'tdt, Kienlng.
A U'Jwst p-porusl from the co'mmittea of Way.
M"nV l0'.i!010 Prlr i-'eScieucle. ir, the
-rt ---Mng iuiw tor ir.e rlief and
lb day In tie llou.i
eewtkJtraHao of P,Me UlU, tt pMr,le Lut.ne.a
s mr us lo take care of ourselves. The Repub
ucan tugs ol Vermont have achieved for the
past three years no triumph worthy their renown.
l,ey havo n. been defeated, but have they con
quered ! It need not bo disguised lhat our victo
ries have been but partial. Our opponents are
viligent. active and persevering ; encouraged
by the defections from our ranks, which thev
? mamiy promoted and, by a refinement of
iiiaiice launting us with the treachery and weak
ness of him whose offices they enjoy. We rcly.and
we may rely, upon the invincible soundness of our
principles; but not upon this alone. Our princi
ples must be promulgated and explained. We
must promote discussion and debate. Wo ask no
blind adherence to party. Wc seek converts a
mong those whose judgments and patriotism may
bo convinced The same purposes and ends
which nerved our efiorts in 1840, animate our
prcientendenrors. The Whigs of Vermont ate
not disturbed by facl.ons among themselves.
I heir potent bond of union is to be found in the
ru.MGPLCa ,ey no advocate, nnd referring to
them, thev nresent nn nndmi-nn im.?...
not, like tho "harmonio-is democracy" of a sister
state .subdivided U'nto "Barn-Burners ," and "Old
Hunkers,'' appellations which, however descrip
h, L t :maf-v,be of ,1hc Prepcnsiiio, or grateful o
tXZ fr T wh0 bcar t,,em' opo never
wlS. 1P t 10 P"ion f the party to
Winch wrbrlons. Wenro Win,,, !l.
ShmeS ln?0t ' .?;iv. en-
... niuma ui cnnLTiiitifnt.rii r
puui.can,.(n. Now, as in 13 10 we contend for,
A stable TaritTfor revenue and protection :
A inun A ?r
e x " " :ir.Yit,mta y aba r otb
odour of nations tv"
At".c Limls, and
' 'iiuu u uisiriniif inn r-u i
Of their aaf . .L" e ":" u,c Pr0CeMS
, -...v.i i He ajwira.
A curtailment of Executive power and patrrma-c
havingrspecia refcrrni-i.t -u....' V., ,c
- 'vi ami! oi me ve-
Sttutday, Jan. 13.
T e,,?ieM 10 loio the e,, I Anecom
dieacy cf leporting U'J rt(luirin. .1 .
oieacy of leporting U'J tt1nAt. l
ijl all the State, of tb. Union "e
HMUiM.v... ' ' wiiow
- vi ui orvia tbe
i nt Ly
It is Ait virtuous example, Ins sell denying patriot
rik' III lill'at n r ntiMiiutturta iliortv, Unit wc
ttfiiitil rnitininltrtr mill his nrineinlis exnnuitified
in flin nilininifr.ilinn nf our Country, Hint WO d
sire to maintain. Wo ask you not, however, to
meet on lhat day. in hc spirit or parly, nor
vrtn eitizr-n nf Vermont alone. As Iho name
nnd ehnmciiT of Washington aro the inheritance
of our whole country, so let our nims and views
on that dav, comprehend the weii irr o. inaicuun
in- li uk mm AMERICANS: and mea
suring our political principles and nims by the
standard of him whoso lame nos renuorra mo uay
illM.lrmlo fn nil limp. WO Shall IllSPirO OUT
selves with zeal in their behalf, when wo find, ns
we assuredly shall.to bow great an extent they are
dent ca . In th is spirit assemoic, lenow wing:
and you will hove begun the contest in a manner
which shall sustain you to a triumphant result,
nnd enable vnu to bestow the electoral vote of 'un
fimniiered Vermont.' upon the statesman whom
your delegates at Baltimore shall present for your
suffrage, by a majority which shall bo worthy the
Causk and the Ma v.
CALVIN TOWNS LEV,
I). W. C. CLARKE,
GEO. A. ALLEN,
E. P. WALTON, Jr,
S. W. KEYES,
A. G. CIIADWICK.
D3-Thc Whig town committees arc invited to
consult in reference to the ibove suggestion, and
il they concur therein, to make all necessary ar
rangements for, and give notice of the place of
DREADFUL STEAMBOAT ACCIDENT,
40 TO 90 LIVES LOST.
By our St. Louis papers received yesterday, we
have accounts of an appallinrr loss of life ns well
ns property in the destruction of the Ohio steam
boot Shepherdess, Capt. Howell, eight days from
Pittsburg with emigrants, moveables and goods,
at 11 P. M., of the 3d inst. by striking a snarr in
the Mississippi, three miles below St. Louis. The
Kepublican of the 5tli says:
We have seen misery in many shapes, but, with
the exception of one or two blow-ups of steam
boats, we have never seen any thing so harrowing
as was presented to us yesterday. The history of
the matter is as follows : The Shepherdess, from
Cincinnati to this port, about 11 o'clock at ni"ht,
when within threo miles of the city struck n snarr,
just above tho mouth of Cahokia creek. Tho con
cussion was very severe and must havo torn out
several of her planks. At tho moment of striking,
most ofthe passengers in tho gentlemen's cabin
had retired lo their berths. Tho ladies were gen
erally undreescd for the night. Tho captain who
was on duty, ran lo the ladies cabin and assured
them there was no danger, and returned to the fore
castle, winch was Ihe last satisfactory account we
could get of him.
Tho water rose so rapidly that it soon became
necessary for all to seek safety upon the hurricane
Here (ho 'hull and cabin parted. The hull
sunk and lodged on a bar above Corondclt, and
the cabin floated down to iho point of the bar be
low that place, where it lodged and remains.
About 3 o'clogk the Icelander, ono of our ferry
boats come along, and went to tho rescue, and
took ofTall who remained upon the wreck (over
This is the general history. We now speak of
A young man, Robert Bullock, of Maysvillle,
Ky., was up at tho time the boat struck. He
seems to have abandoned nil ideas of himself, and
turned his whole attention to saving tho women
and children. When every male person had de
serted the cabin, he went from state-room to state
room, wherever he heard n child cry and took it
out, and passed it up to the hurricane deck. In
this way ho saved severnl women and children.
his last elTort was to pass up the OAto fat irf240
pounds. With ihe assistance of one or two others
on the hurricane deck ho suceceded. A short
time after getting on deck, the boat made a lurch,
and Bullo:k took to the water and swam to the Il
linois shore. Hiscoat ho had given to a lady on
the wreck. When he reached '.he shore, he found
two young ladies who had been put ashore in &
skiff, and who benumbed with the cold, wero de
termined to go to sleep. By great cxertious he
succeeded in getting them to Cohokia.
An English family from Manchester, ten in
number, were allVtved. Five succeeded in get
ting to the Illinois shore, four to the Missouri side,
and one was taken otTthe wreck; they were all
re-united on tho ferry-boat at Cohokia nt a mo
ment when each party supposed the other dead.
sucn a sceno as that re-union wo havo never be-
Mr. Muir, of Virginia, and his brother were on
board, with their mother, and nine slaves. Seven
ofthe slaves wero lost the whites were nil saved.
Levi Craddock. from Davidson eonntv. Trnn..
lost three children, himself, wife and two child-
ren were saved.
Mr. Green from tho same placp, lost his wife
nnd three children, and is left with two helpless
infants upon his hands. The youngest is but a
few months old.
Mr. Snell, who formerly resided within two
miles of Louisville, lost n son and a daughter.
A. Mr. Wright, of Mecklenburg county, Va.,
was lost, and two children. His wife is with
those saved, but in a very distressing condition.
Tho captain, A. Howell, of Covinjrton, Ky. is
uiiuuuuuuiy low. i- rom an wo couiu learn, wc
trunk he 'was in the act of ringing the bell, when
the boat made a lurch, which carried tho boilers,
part ofthe engine and tho chimneys over board.
In doing so, it is believed that he was disabled and
drowned. He leaves a wife and plvrn rhiMren
ao amendment of the Constitution .... ...u:.u .l.
elicibil tv ofthe P,;.i. a I"' "'"S" .",c
.:t. """"" oc restricted to
was climbing ono or Ihe irons which support the
chimneys. lie was supposed to bo drowned ; nl
so the carpenter who was acting rnginoer. The
greatest loss of lifts was sustained when iho cabin
seperntnl from the hull. One of the passengers
floated upon a portion nf the wreck ns far its Vide
Poche', when ho was relieved Irom his uncomfort
Sinco the nbovo was in type, wc are inTormed
that many bodies hnro been round, supposed lo
have frozen to death nfter reaching the shore. A
number or the passengers were brought to the city
to enable them to procure clothing, having lost ev
ery thing by ihismnst dreadfiil calamity.
From the" best information which wo ran eib
tain, nearly hair of il.es passengers and crew luivo
nerisheil. say from DO lo 100. Thn reirisler or
names is not" yet round, so that tho names cannot be
THE POMKHOY'S EXPRESS ROHIlEKY,
AND SUICIDE OF THE HOUUEIt IN IH8
Our readers have been previously apprised that
a German named IJcu Jilo Laeknor, had been arres
ted and placed in prison on Friday, chaiged with
being tho robber, in stealing the trunk, and not only
ao, but lhat the trunk was found in his possession
and upwards of S4 1.000, part of its contents at his
residence, ho 33 leivinglon street.
Since then tho Mayor nnd his lust marshal!, (Mr.
Chirk. 1 also officer iWcu rath, havo been active in
their endeavors to find out where the notes counter'
singed by tho State Comptroller had gone, consist
inn of some 8.30,000 on the Union Dank of this
city, and sent on thoir return to be dated and signed
by tho Cashier and President of that institution, to
bo made negotiable.
Yesterday afternoon, discovery was made that a
large quantity of partially burned paper was con
cealed in the chimnoy of tho room occupied by the
man Laeknor, a.id on a careful examination of the
fragments, Ihe Union Hank was clearly discernable,
and they wero placed in a basket. The Mayor's
first marshal, with Justice Taylor' and the officer,
about five o'clock yesterday, proceeded to the City
Prison, fragments in hand and basket, and ono of the
iho turnkey's opening tho door of Lacknor's apart
ment, allotted to him during his confinement there,
ihey discovered that ho was dead, having suspend
ed himself by a handkerchief, which he placed
round his neck, and placed it across a board which
was put on the upper end of his "bunk," or bed,
which had been set on end, elevated him sufficiently
to produce strangulation. He was immediately cut
down and the Coronor sent for, and all means used
to rcsusciiate him. They wero. of no avail ; life
I'he Mayor was toon present and ordered lhat nn
nformation of tho suicide should bo communicated
to his wife who was also in prison, and that sho
should be released from confinement as soon as tho
excitement in respect to tha suicidal act of her hus
band had in a measure subsided. Tribun"..
Mr. Rives and the Presidency. The Hitch-
mond Whig of Thursday contained a long letter
of W. C. Rives to Col, Edmund Fontaine, of in
over, declaring nnd vindicating, his intention to
support Mr. Clay in the coming election against
Van liuun.v. 1 he letter is strongly written.
We copy tho following paragraph, containing the
sum of tho whole matter:
"In tho approaching Presidential contest then,
wo ought not and cannot bo neutral: and if, as ev
ery thing now indicates is to be tho case, that con-
est shall be between Mr. Van Buren and Mr.
Clay, I have as little hesitation in sayinrr that there
is but one line of action by which we can ncriuit
ourselves ofthe full measure of our duly to the
country; and this is waving nil minor considera
tion to give a manly nnd determined support lo Mr.
Clay in preferanceto Mr. Van Buren. For my
self. I can conceive of no greater calamity to the
notion, or ueeper discredit to the cause and every
namo or popular government, than the re-election
orjlfr. Van Buren would be, after the signal and
overwhelming majority by which he was so re
cently deposed from power, upon the fullest con
vass of his measure, policy and conduct."
From the Neio Haven Courier.
Another Comet ! Mr. Atwell, Permit mo lo
announce through the columns of your paper, the
discovery of a Comet in the constellation Orion.
It was first seen in the Clark Telescope, belon
ging to Yale College, on the 27th Dec. Inst.
Observations wero repeated on tho 29th, and
on the morning of the 30th. Moonlight and
clouds havo sinco prevented observations, till Sat
urday evening, Jan. Gth when a change or place
was vcrry evident.
Its approximate place on the 28th ult., (I have
the measure before me nt this mon.ent.) wns in A.
R. 5th. 10m. Dccl. 2deg North. I will only add
that the apparent motion is towards the N. W.,
while that of the comet discovered at Paris in Nov.
last, nnd which was in the same region, was to
wards the S. W. It is possible that tho latter has
attained a maximum of southward motion and is
now returning noithwnrd. J. S. II.
EIGHT DAYS LATER FROM EUROPE,
The ahip Sea arrived last night from Liverpool
bringing news to Dec. 18th inclusivo
A Dritish surveying party at Cloudy Hay, New
Zealand, which was accompanied by a military de
tachment, was attacked by the natives, in June last,
and about 20 persons were killed, including two cap
taint. The Dritish Parliament meet on the 1st of Febru
ary. A meeting of tho proprietors of the steamship
vjic-ii umain is to neio in Itristol on the 2nd of
ray to decide whethorahe shall follow the Great
nesicrnin me ae- York lino early in May.
Tho Great Western's net pnifiig for the paat
time uit at tk.
U Ike mi J .1 m.t I 1 .
.mournhislo. His eldest son was with him , I d to ZTl
The bodies of two children, ofalotit 12 years oH aI'T' "w'
age, were brought up frcm Carondelt. They had ' n , "a,re ' " Sutorian. Advices
ammmration ofthe General Gov-' F i ' mi i 1 1 - fIJ- A "ORro mnn who haJ ! he eCZ, r , , ufemb enounce
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TH (I K$ I AY ill O ICft INC,',
Wc publish this week an article from the Bos
ton Daily Advertiser, upon tho subject oP'Rail
roads from HnMon'lo Burlington." Wc com
mend this article to the careful attention of all our
renders. Tho writer evidently has given atten
tion to his subject, und seems not tinaciiuaii.tcd
with the fads ubotit which he speaks.
The subject of a railroad from Boston lo Bur
lington is nlready reguulcd ns of very great im
pottanco to the prosperity of theSlntc of Vermont
and its importance can hardly bo over rated
Vastly iinpoitantns it must bo lo thisState,it is of
still greater impoitance to tho city of Boston, and
more in its results, wc fully believe, than tho Wes
tern route from Boston to Albany.
'I he writer has given us faira statement, we be
lieve, to tho northern route, as it will bear. He
has not included in tho cost or construction, either
the expenso of the road from Boston to Concord,
or from Boston to Fitchbnrg, which must have
nn important bearing upon tho two routes on iho
question of productiveness. Taking his estimitu
of tho northern route from Concord at 81,000,00
nnd add the cost of road from Boston to Concord
83,000,000 would make the wholo road cost 87,
000,000. Add the cost or road from Boston to
Fitchbnrg 81.000,000, to his estimate or the cost
or road from F ilehburg, 83,500,000, would make
the whole cost orthc soulhcrn route 84,500,000,
and making n difference in favor of tho south
ern route of 82,500,000 n sum which would
have an important relation to tho productiveness
The writer makes the distance from Concord
to Burlington 170 miles from Fitchburgto Bur
lington 172 miles. Here is probably a small in
accuracy. Concord to Connecticut River 03
miles, and thence to Burlington, according to the
Vt. Watchman, 109 miles, total 177 miles. From
Fitchbnrgh to Bellows Falls G3 miles, from Bel
lows rails to Burlington 113 miles, total I7G miles.
But taking tho whole distance, (he Concord route
is 27 miles longer than the Fitchbnrg route.
Tho estimate or freight (25,000 tons) which
would be taken from the counties or Rutland and
Addison by railroad to Boston, would be found leis
than the truth.
We do not believe the advantagesjor the south
ern over the northern route, as enumerated in tho
article alluded to, arc in any particular exaggerat
ed and wc doubt not upon a more frill and enrc
Ail examination, they will bo found far short of
Strenuous efforts arc making at this time to
extend the Concord road to Burlington, both in
this state and Now Hampshire. Wc blame them
not for this ; they foel tho necessity or tho eflbrt
and seem determined lo push it ahead. Shall not
tho rich and industrious nnd enterprising citizens
n tho vicinity or the southern route, nlso see and
feel that their prosperity is concerned in this un
dertaking. We trust our fellow citizens upon
the west side of ihe mountains will not sleep upon
this matter. We have decidedly superior advan
tages in favor of this route, wc have as impor
tant interests at stake as our neighbors nt tho cast
And havo wo less enlcrprise,less energy, less abil.
ity than they? Have wc less patriotism, less re
gard to our own prosperity? What then hinders
that we should not move onward will, united en
ertry and unwavering determination until tho
whole enterprise shall bo completed, nnd the swift
locomotive be seen speeding its way through our
valleys and over our hills.
Wo believe that nt least half the capital necessa
ry to build the road in this stale -upon the south
ern route, can be raised at home, nnd that no diffi
culty will be found in securing the remainder.
Money is plenty in the cilies, and seeks investment
permanent and reasonably productive. And can
there be a doubt that a road upon this route would
bo productive ? We think not.
The contemplated road is n great work, when
looked at in its whole length and as wc havo
said it is an important work to Vermont, New
Hampshire and Massachusetts ; and when wo
look at its very probablo results, their value to us,
who live in this section ofthe state, cannot well bo
estimated. And now shall we not regard it as a
great work ; shall wc not take hold or it ns a
great work, with determined energy ; and as a
great work prosecute it to completion.
Petitions havo been presented to the Legislature
or Massachusetts for railroad charters from Fitch
burgh in the direction or ICecnc, ono or tho links
in tho great road from Boston through Western
Vermont to Burlington and nlso down Miller's
river in the direction or Brnltlcboro. Tho friends
of both seem to bo wido awake in tho prosecution
orthc two projects. Wc arc strongly inclined to
theopiuion that the route looking towards Krone,
will bo regarded as the moro important by thoso
who have no interest in either, for the reason lhat
it is the most direct route between Boston nnd
Montreal, and by for the most likely to be accom
plished. A railroad convention was held at Monlpelicr
on the 8th inst. which the Watchman says "was
large notwithstanding a bad day,' being Monday,
and in spite or a very sevcro snow storm rendering
the roads almost impassable."
"We aro glad to see the spirit mani Tested at (his
convention, as it shows ono important fiict, lhat
the peopleof Vermont are beginning to see not on
ly the benefit or railroads, but also their nlsolute
necessity to the prosperity of the slate. Our late
Governor preside-d at tho convention. Tho inter
ests or New Hampshire were represented at the
The doings or the convenfion seem lo look to
wards (he capital or New Hampshire mninly
though it may he they think of coming this way,
ns they instructed their comrnitlce by resolution lo
examine "the routes on tho western sido of the
mountiin," In such case wc (hall bid them wel
come, nnd it may not be impossible that this would
prove thiir beet way to get to-Boston after all'