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THE FREE PRESS BURLINGTON, FRIDAY MORNING-, NOVEMBER 2, 1860
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GEO. TT. i . G. BEKFDICT.
EKICI3 AXE PBOFWETORJ.
Z&'For terms set last p3-J&
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 2. WO-
L i n c o 1 n,
.For Ticc President.
II A X'S IBAL HAMLIN,
WILLIAM HENRY, of Bellows Falls.
HENRY G. ROOT, " Bennington.
JOSEPH EARNER " Middlebury.
ED'D. A. CAIIOON " Lyndon.
D. W. C. CLARKE, - Burlington,
LiAVZ BCTU.I5CI05 as follows:
rom the Rutland andBurliagton Depot for tho
onth and East at 6 15 and 10 15 A. M., and
8 55 P.M.
From the Vermont Central Depot for the East
and South at7 10 and 9 10 A.M., and 7 50 P.M
For the North and West at 5 00 and 9 10 A.M.,
and C10 P.M.
At the Rutland and Burlington Depot from tho
South and East, at 1 50 and 9 15 A. M., and
C 00 T. M.
At the Vermont Central Depot, from tho South
and East at 5 55 and 10 10 A.M., and 7 10 T.M.
From the North and West at 7 10 and 9 40
A. M., and 6 50 1. M.
Leave BcRLi.vGTO.v DiJLT (Sunday excepted):
Geing South, at 9 15 A.M. (on Saturday at 11
A.M.), and 9 30 P. M. exoept Saturdays.
Going firth, at 3 00 A. M., and 5 15 V. M.
T-rtTPK! votksj: vote
; j ; j
Totes for the Republican Presidential
electors, in packages of the requisite num
bers fir tbe several town in the Cuunty,
are now ready for delivery at this office.
Town Committees are requited to supply
fheiaselvos in geod wason.
SEND IN THE RETURNS :
Will our friends in the several towns fa
vor U"? with the returns of the election as
eoonas may be after tbe TOtesaro counted.
TO THE POLLS'
WOHK FOR 33 OOO 3IAJORITY.
DO NOI LOSE A VOiE
Feliew CitizeBF, of Vermont On tho 4ih
of September yon opened the battle at the
polls, for this your, in a campaign on the re
sult of which dependd vaft consequences ; in
which, as men, ae free men, as lovers of
liberty and justice, as haters of despotirn,
of a corrupt and profligate administration
you and your children have the deepest in
terest. Do you forget how every Republican
heart in ihe nation burned with pleasure as
he read the announcement " Vermont gives
over 20,000 majority for the Republican
ticket?" "Well dono Vermont" "nobly
done, Vermont' was heard from every one
of the froo States. Will you not earn a
renewal of that commendation ?
Four years more must go by before you
can again cast n vote bearing directly on the
Chief Magistracy of the Nation. The whole
future of your country will be affected by
the result of this election. Coino out then ,
old men, middle aged and young men ; if
you cannot walk to tho polls, get carried,
but be Euro to be there and give your votes
for the Electors who will vote for ABRAHAM
LINCOLN & HANNIBAL HAMLIN. Let
every Republican who is tardy be looked up
and brought to tho iolls. A FULL VOTE
will givo us full THIRTY-THREE THOU
SAND MAJORITY, and with that we can
afford to he content.
J.AST CRY IN NEW YORK.
Henry, O'Connor, Buttenvorth and oth
ers have issued from the "Union Committeo
Rooms" a pathetic appeal to the "Friends
of tho Union" in tho State of New York to
6ave tho State from giving its electoral vote
for Lincoln and Hamlin. They are horror
struck that "Governor Morgan Chairman
of the Republican National Committee has
said that "Lincoln is already elected."
What is the country coming to when a
"Governor" dares to mako such an auda
cious announcement ! They recapitulate
the awful consequences to foil w if a Repub
lican President should bo elected. New York
City and Brooklyn ought to furnish 6,000
majority against tho Republicans. "The
rxiox upon our electoral ticket," they say, is j
perfect, unbroken and unchangeable" they
say not a word about who or how many aro
to be voted for by the "Union" New i'ork
Electors if elcU.d, only they are to vote
against Lincoln. Less than a fortnight will
show them that all their union and lusicn
has resulted only in disunion, confusion and
defeat on their part and a mighty victjry on
the side of tho Republicans. Such chaff as
they throw up in tho air to frighten tho
people with, will not give them a single.voto
more than they would have had if they had
held their peace.
THE FUTURE Or ITALY.
Without outside interference, Garibildi
end Victor Emanuel may evidently be trust
ed to accomplish the Freedom and Unity of
the Italian Peninsula. But how long Aus
tria will maintain her sullen neutrality is
doubtful. It is understood that Francis
Joseph chafes under the restraint imposed
by tbe fears of his Government, and may, at
any day again lead out his forces against
Sardinia, and preparations for another war
on a great scalo are hurried throughout
the Austrian Empire. Its provinces, already
discontented, bavobeen still further alienated
by a conscription of 85,000 men. TheQuad
rilatoral has been still further strengthened
by elaborate works on tho newest model. Tho
public arsenals have been employed without
cessation in turning out cannon, rifloa,arms;
and munitions of war of every kind.
On the other hand, Louis Napoleon has
eupplied Sardinia with 50,000 muskets and a
large quantity of ammunition, and is increas
ing the French army in Rome to 60,000 men,
which seems to say that Austria must cross
aims again with France, or keep quiet.
MB. "PASTERS." j
rpTi.l Aijaxt, October, 1860.
T)ri Sir Wa ,end yu herewith eopiu of a
Blocraphieal Setn cf Hon. Wm. Kelly, whleh
w0 ire anxiout to circulate at widely at possible
among Bepablleani and Americani, especially
Farraers and Baptists. Some of the copies are
enclosed In envelopes, that yon may address them
to the leu accessible ; while the others are for
distribution anion; those In your more Immediate
nelghborhod. In behalf of the Stats Committee,
we earnestly request your careful attention to
this, and remain,
B. A. "WIGHT.
Can you giro me tho names of soma active men
in your district who will take charge of Mr. Kel
ly's pasters at the polls ?
3- Please destroy this circular.
B. A. WIGHT, Box 710, Albany.
The plan for electing a democratic Gov
ernor in N. Y. by this pastry operation may
not bo understood by all our readers. It con
sists in having thin slips of paper, with Wm.
Kelly printed thereon, neatly pasted over the
the name of Edwin D. Morgan on tho Re
publican State ticket in this way to cheat
Republicans into voting for Kelly. "Wc un
derstand Mr. North repudiates tho use of his
name in connection with so nefarious a
schemo leaving to Mr. Wight the undivided
honor of the rascality involved in it.
The circumstances of the caseof poisoning
in Montpclicr, several weeks since, alluded
to by us at the time, have been moro fully
related to us, and are suffivicntly remarkable
to justify a fuller mention. A little child of
Hon. C. W. Willard, while drinking his
lnilk. w.n. P!7fil with violent vomiting. The
milk was examined and found to contain
corrosive sublimate enough to kill a dozen
men. The poison had evidently been put
into the milk after it had been pouted into
tho ehild'e cup, and the sudden violent reac
tion of the child's stomach was all that saved
its life. The wonder wa., irho could have
dono it for the servant.-, a girl and an Irish
boy named John Roakes, were considered
trusty, and were both exceedingly fond of tho
child and why could any mortal wish ill to
an attractive and innncent little child ? Tho
parents were terror-stricken for fear of a
repetition of tho attempt ; and labored and
pondered to find some clue to the mystery,
but in vain, and it bid fair to remain un
solved, when tho child's nurse, several daj-s
after, became so strongly impressed, she knew
cot why, with tho belief that the boy Roakes
had something to d ) with it, that she finally
charged him directly with it. He blundered
faltered, and ended in owning the deed. On
fuller questioning, by Mr. Willard, he con
fessed that he had done it not from any ill
will to Mr. and Mrs. W., who nad alway
treated him kindly, or to the baby ; but
simply from hatred to the Eervant girl, with
whom he had fome trivial quarrel and on
whom he hoped the suspicion of oommitting
tho crime would fall. Ho owned also to
having taken and destroyed by burning them
same valuable article of clothing, which had
disappeared lrom time io time, expecting
that the girl would lx charged with tho
theft. Aft.T all Mr. Willard, with as it
strikes us very unnecessary leniency, gave
the rcprobite an opportunity to escape.which
he did cot avail himself of. The Court was
in teisron ; he was Brraigned, plead guilty
and was sentenced to eight years imprison
ment, Judge Poland very properly adding to
the fcatencc a hectare upon tho inconceivable !
heartlcssness and depravity, which ould in
dncesn wirked a deed.
Meeting an active DouglasDemocrat of
our acquaintance from the New York side
of. the Lake Tuesday, tho following brief
dialogue took place :
Dovj. Dtm." Well, you are going to
havcagrcnt election time over here next
Tuesday are you not? going to elect Lin
coln, 1 suppose."
Ed." Ye.-, wo aro going to do all we can
for that ciuse. How largo a majority are
you goin?; to give for Lincoln in NowTork?"
Dovg. llfm. Well, I don't know froa
15,000 t- .-0,OO0. 1 think."
Ed." I rather think from -MU'CO to
Doug. Ihtn." VVeli, I don't know , Ave
don't care much about it. We want Doug
las. If we cannot get him, we would rather
Ed. " The fusion ticket, then, von do
not think much of."
Doug. Dnte. " No, indeed ; wc will have
nothing to do with it, any way."
E'J. I suppose, then, the Breckcnridge
men will scratch off the Douglas men. the
Djuglas men Mill scratch off the Brecken
ridge mn, and both will s-cratch off the Bell
Doug. Dtm. " Tht is just about how it
A gentleman of this place, who never had
and never intends to havo any dealings with
lottery transactions, and who knows nothing
of the parties who write to him, hw received
the following. It is not a printed or litho
gr.'iphed letter, but one fairly written out.
Probably it was supposed the bait would be
the more readily swallowed on that account.
It will serve to sho-4- the unsuspecting one
of the many contrivances by which such
swindling concerns, as lotteries uow-a-days
aIw.T.ys arc, seek to ensnaro the simple
minded. Ho must bo tho simplest of tho
simple minded, who cannot perceivo that a
lottery in which the managers know the
"lucky packages, "in advance.is necessarily an
unmitigated swindle, or who could be aisled
by the munificent offer to send another pack
age frt or charge if the "lucky one" fails
to draw a 1,000 prize. The only civil
answer to such a proposition, is to inionn
Messrs. Gortee & Co., that it will save trouble
and avoid risk for them to deduct tho price
oftLerackage from the $1000 itissuroto
. . a r J xl- v.! t-
craw. ...'.i lorviou iuo uaiaiivt:. nai no
luoverisdue to a proposition which
only a :' . J or weal could accept.
WlLVlKGlOJf, Oct. ijih, 1660.
Eeins anxious to sell a prize in your lo
cality. aid create an excitement we will give you
the refusal to nurchaae a Lucky Paekasre, contain
leg 2h tickets in the Lottery class 215, to bo drawn
Aov. zmo. if you will send us S10 00, we will
fori ard you by return mall. Should you fail to
draw at the very least $1000, we will send you
another package free of charge. We mako you
this liberal offer in Geed Faith, the result of
which, we confidently think will prove satisfactory
to you. This may bo the last ODnortnnitv we shall
havo to place a prize within your reach." For list
of priioa oxamino soheme enolosed.
This is confidential. Qo-OTBR ii Co.
New Jerset Fcbiox. The onrvmcnts of
Lincoln and the Republican nartv in New
Jersey have agreed upon a sinrio Electoral
Ticket, consisting of two Breckcnridge men,
two Union and three Douglas men. We
will see how it come out with the people'
Eighthof October. Hell man : "I tell you
Frank, the Pennsylvania State election is of
vital importance upon it depends the fate
of the Union ! We nust oejrj it pr perish."
Tenth ef October. 'Frank : "Well, what
do you think of the result?" Bell man:
"Oh ! they've carried tha State, to bo sure.
But that's bo proof of what we can do in
November-" Vanity Fair.
For the Free Pross.
PUBLIC ti. PRIVATE SCHOOLS.
In our first article we stated quite at largo the
reasons which may be urged in favor of private
schools. Wo did this because we wished they
should make a? large a show as possible. The ar
gument, as there set forth, Is like a pocket telescope
with all its tubes extended for the sake of getting
tha full power of the glass. Let us seo if these
several divisions cannot bo shut up ono within
another, and eo the whole thing made portable,
If not pccketable.
Eleven reasons wero assigned why private
schools should be preferred; but on examination
it will ba seen that No?. 1, 2, 1 and 11, (all re
ferring to morals, religion or manners) may easily
be reduced to cne head. So Nos. 5, C, 8 and
9, (all referring to progress in learning,)
bavo so very close connection with each other
that they can best bo troated together. The elev
en heads being thus reduced to tSve, wo will see
what can be dono with them.
And first, in respect to tho social, moral and
religious advantages claimed for the privato over
the publie schools, we arc exceedingly Incredu
lous; nay, we are inclined to deny them altogeth
er. Wo do not deny that some publie schools arc
inferior to some private schools, but that the good
public school, tho model public school, is inferior
to the privato school . Wc know very will that
the class of children who attend the public school
is not always so select, nor is their dross so do
pant, nor their language and manners so unexcep
tionable, as of the pupils of the privato schools;
but wc are of opinion, nevertheless, that when the
balance is Etruck in each, the preponderance of
good influence will bo found to be decidedly on
tho sido cf tho institutions supported by the
But are not the numerous and stringent rules
laid down in private schools admirably suited to
tho training of young people?
No, we think not. We arc of opinion that their
number and strictness is but a temptation to the
wanton transgression of them. The poor child is
so hemmed in by regulations that they constantly
annoy him (or her.) He knows that tho thing for
bidden is not wrong in itself, and cannot bo con.
vinccJ that the doing of it will work him any in
jury. Ho knows that the prohibition is purely
arbitrary, and against a rule.for which there is no
reason, hia free young spirit rebels. Tho "thou
shalt not" is a temptation to do just the thing In
terdicted, and mi tho rules are broken, jusufor the
sake of breaking them.
The influence of these niultipliod rules is very
well illustrated in a letter we have just received
from a boarding-school miss, in which, after sundry
confessions, she says: "Very proper conduct you'll
think this for young ladies, but wo fntt to do
something once in a while that isn't jntt to. Wc
must let off occasionally." And who blames them if
they do '
Bcsidos, tho young mind must have a perpetual
consciousness of these arbitrary rulc3 in order to
avoid breaking them. It can at no time be left
freo to set out itself, and as a consequence, iU
true, spontaneous development is not seldom sau
ly checked. It grows, not like a tree left to send
out its branches in obedience to the sun and wind
and its own principle of life, but like a tree in
some fantastic garden, dwarfed and prcned into a
griffin or a pyramid. Girls especially, are often
haunted with a sense of propriety, which not only
turns their thoughts too much upon themselves,
making them intensely Eclf-eonscious, thoughtful
of things about which they need not think at all,
but converts them into those unnatural and cmi.
ncntly disagreeable characters known as young
ladies, very unoomfortiblo themselves, and very
likely to iniVfs other people eo.
Now if any where "that government is best
which governs loist", it is best in tho school
room. Th rcholar's lelf-rttptct is to be trusted in
order that it may bt cultivated. He may bo given
to understand that his own conscience and good
sense are to be his guides in all thing? which con
c-ern manners and morals. His judgment in these
matters may be presumed to bo the same with that
of the rest of the school, with that of the teacher
with that of the community. A certain manli
loss (womanliness) of character is generated and
foatcrd in this way, which can not bo induced by
specific rules and penalties. You will havo a
natural and genuine character, spontaneously
right, instead of an artificial and composite char
acter, working by rule, and so nrcding still and
always to be consciously guided by rules.
Tho unamtcieusly noble character 13 tha only co
ble character. The constant introspection and
oversight of self induced by these superfluous
rules is almost certain to induce a morbid and un
healthy tone, both mental and moral. " Wo be
unto hia who creates a crime !" Yet this is dono
when things'perfectly harmless and proper aro
stringjntly forbidden. The youthful conscience,
being needlessly burdened, and afraid to regard
as right that which it yet knows is uvonj only by
enactment, is exposed to severe temptations which
might well be spared it. Its sense of right and
wrong is tampered with, and it will be a miracle
if that "conscience" be not thereby "defiled."
What wa have said above applies to both classes
of schools, but more especially to those conducted
by individuals. We aro confident that the degree
of freedom usually enjoyed at tho Common and
High Schools It better than the unintermitting
oversight of Private Seminaries, which leaves no
single quarter of a waking hour free from rules
and duties. The young conscience is taught to
stand alone, to act for itself, (yet sot without
stimulus and guidance, where these aro needed)
and learns by constant exercise how to make iti
way independently and without bladders as all
must at last through the inevitable sea of world
Found, in tha ball of a well known and
most highly respected clergyman of Burling
ton one evening recently, a basket contain
ing a Gne boy, some two months old, evid
ently carefully nurtured hitherto, and
supplied with three suits of expensive baby
The little waif, thus thrown upon thecaro
of strangers, has, as we hear, been adopted
by the kind couple at whose door it was
left, and who havo raised children enough
to know how to ttko care of it. They have
named it after the Prince of Wales, and its
chances of being President of tho United
States, are as good as any baby's.
LTTEST FRO.1I EUROPE.
Tha Steamship City of Washington, with
Liverpool dates to tho 10th, passed Cape
aceonmea3d. Tho details of the battle
ot olturno show that it was a very bloody
and desperate struggle ; bat tho Neapolitan
army was driven back in disorder to tho
fortress of Capua, with an estimated loss of
3,000 men killed and 5,000 taken prisoners.
uanoaiai s toss was juw to -',OUU men.
No important lnovciuei? t reported 6i'nco the
Richmond News. The potato rot is pre
vailing to some extent in Richmond, in this
County, and of some of tho best kinds,aa tho
Carters, half tho orop is destroyed. On tho
wholo, however, a fair orop has beon secured.
Tho corn is about half husked, and is "first
A Breckinridge Democrat of that quartet
has made application to a well-known Re
publican in Richmond to secure for him the
office of mail agent on the Vt. Central, after
the election of "Old Abe," which shows
that patriotism is not extinct even among the
FEES OF COUNTY CLERKS.
Editors qftht Free Press:
I have just seen, for
the first time, tho Bill, now proceeding in the
Legislature, for regulating the salaries and fees of
County Clerks; and desiro to present one or two
considerations in regard to it. For, although the
Bill appears to concern only tho officials referred
to, it seems to me to be of great general interest,
and in thi3 respect is similar to the act regulating
the salaries of State's Attornlcs. Allow me then
to suggest a few reasons why tho Bill should not
l3t. It is impolitic becauso its first and di
rect tendency to promote litigation, is apparent.
The oost of litigation to the Stato is already
very great, and arises in largo mcasuro from tho
cost of tho attendanco of Jurors, SSoriiTs, and
Clerks upon Court. A single jury trial in this
County during the last year, cost tho State $700
injury fees, while tho jury fee paid to the State
Tho inevitablo effect of this Bill, which reduces
the cost to a party bringing a Euit into Court,
either County, Supreme, or Chancery, to $3.00
wiil be to throw open tho Courts at the expense
of tax piycrs, who havo no litigation, but almost
without expense to tho parties litigant; and so
enable men to vont their spleen, to feed their
grudges, and to annoy those whom they would in
jure, and all at littlo cost to them ivhilo their
neighbors pay the Juries, Sheriff, io., fcc.
Tho result will be that jury trials in cases of
slander, of malicious prosecution, of resistanco to
the collection of town and school taxes, of pauper
removal, will abound; thoDockct will bo filled
with petitions for roads and bridges; litigation
generally will be encouraged; and the oost of civil
2d. Tho Bill is unjust for it gives men sala
ries without reference to tho amount of work
done, while by tho prcsont arrangement Clerks re
ceive for each item of labor, a certain fee, which
fixed years ago, haa remained the same, while tho
cost of every articlo necessary for subsistence has
3d. Tho Bill is unnecessary for the existing
system, if thoroughly carried out, will effectually
protect the Stato and all parties in court, from all
unfounded or exorbitant charges. If here and
there cases havo occurred of extortion, it has been
on account of tho failure of Auditors to perform
their duty, and not on account of any fault of a
system that has given perfect satisfaction for years
wherever it has been enforced.
i. The bill is inexpedient.
It is a matter of the highest importance to all
that the Records of tho various Courts should bo
carefully and skillfully made, and all the cleric
al business of tho Court woll done, and tho fees
of clerks should boar some proportion to the im
portance and responsibility of their office.
Under existing law, county clerks are required
to givo $10,000 bonds; they arc makers and
custodians of thoso records in which the doings of
all our Courts in regard, to the life, liberty and
property of our citizens are prcsered; anl should
receive a compensation that will render the office
rospectablc, secure faithfulnon, and skill in tho
discharge ot their duties, nnd so guard the inter
ests of community.
By the bill, the clork of Essex Co., i to hare
$200, of Grand Isle $200, of Lamoille $3i0, and
of Orleans $C00.
Such salaries must reduce the business of
clerks to a secondary rank, and will compel them
them to give much of their time to professional
avocations in order to sustain themselves.
I hope the Kill will not pass.
Judge Orr, while stumping Missouri as
candidate for Governor, ridiculed tho idea of
danger to the Union from the success of the
Republicans, and told the following story to
show the true character of such threats :
"The people are beginning to know them
as well as tbe lion knew the donkey, with
whom he ivus travelling. The pair becoming
hungry, the donkej T"rosed that they
should" turn aside into u . nlield. They did
so. and the donkey having feasted to his con
tent, was preparing to leave, but the lion
said, 'What am I to do? I cannot eat corn.'
'True,' said the donkey ; "but if you will
lie in the bush, here, 1 will go into tho
thicket yonder, and frighten the deer with a
bray, so that you can catch one when they
attempt to escape.' The lion agreed, and
the jackass going into the thicket, brayed
o terribly, that all the deer in it came run
ding out. The lion seized one and made a
meal of the prey. On coming back, the
donkey, with much conceit, asked, 'Didn't
I scare them ?' 'les,' replied the lion, 'and
you would have scared me, too, if I hadn't
known who you were.' Just so we might
be frightened with the prediction of danger
to our own institutions by the democrats, if
we did not know exactly what value to set
News troji the Hayes' Arctic Expedi
tion. The Traveler says that the United
States Vice Consul at Copenhagen, Denmark
furnishes the gratifying intelligence that an
"official" package from Dr. Hayes, com
mander of the Arctic Expedition, bad been
received by one of the Royal Greenland Com
pany's vessels from Upernavik. This as
sures tho friends of the expedition of the
prompt arrival of Dr. Hayes at the port
nearest the field of his labor. The nest Eu
ropean mail may bring letters from tho Arc
tic voyagers. Dr. Hayes promised his
friends they should hear from him about the
first of November. That promise has been
The Troy Arena quotes theN. Y. Herald's
late prediction that the Stato would go for
Lincoln, and adds :
"Wo should ourselves believe that Lincoln
would carry the Stato but for the faet that the
Herald now supports him. If he can survive thit
he will be more than a match for the largest sort of
The Arena knows very well that the 7er
ald does not support Lincoln; but opposes
him with all its might. It sees, to be sure,
that Lincoln will carry the State, and is get
ting ready to say to its readers, "I told you
so," and the Arena seems to be doing about
the same thing !
Hinesbuugh News. Four pairs of boots,
an overcoat, and a package of other goods
wero stolen on Tuesday night, from tho
freight wagon ofO.Boynton, which was
left standing in an open shed. No cluo has
been discovered to their recovery. Loss es
timated at $40 to 50.
One of the institutions cf Hinesburgh,
which has for a long timo connected that
burgh with tho commercial interests of Bur
lington, and made itself so generally useful,
the freight wagon owned and driven by Mr
0.?Boynton,is about to pass into other hands
Mr. Stephen Davis is soon to take the
ownership, and tho charge of it. May he be
as obliging and as successful as his predeces
sor. Quite a large business is done by Mr. E.
Milhj.in Hinesburgh, in furnishing heavy nial
pie timber for ship building. Tho sticks aro
from 40 to 00 feet long, and as large as they
can bo hewn. They are carried to Shel
burne on wheels, and thence to Boston by
Scene in a Sunday School. Teacher
"Now children, who did I tell you was a
mighty hunter before the Lord ?"
Smart Child. "I know who. It was
Teacher. "Not quite, but you came
pretty near it. It was Nimrod."
Smart Child. "Oh, it was Niin rod, hey?
Well, I knew it was some kind of a nim
That is not so bad, for a true story.
MosTrELiEB, Oct. 26, 1860.
Respect td Free Press:
Matters are getting de
cidedly interesting. Tho discussion of tbe Di
vorce Bill occupied nearly tho forenoon in tho
House, which finally adjourned without coming to
any vote. The discussion was abler than that of yes
terday. Tho arguments of Messrs. Notes of Bur
lington, Basset of Brattleboro, and Smith of
St. Albans, in opposition to tho Bill, arc regarded
as' tho ablest of tho Session thus tar. Tho chief
supporters of tho Bill aro Messrs. Field of New
fano, and Stoddard of Townshcnd. Mr. Field is
ono of tho oldest, and in somo respects, ablest
mambers of tho House But his influenco is not,
as I am informed, by any means what it onco was.
There is, apparently at least, a lack of that moral
earnestness of purposo without which a sustained
and permanent influence over tho minds of men
is impossible. Mr. Stoddard is a ready, graceful
speaker, and good debater, and though less bril
liant than Mr. F., carries with him a much larg
er influence. He is the hope of tho Bill; but
even his speech this morning did not seem to have
the earnestness of a full conviction. So I regard
tho fate of tfco Bill as settled. Thcro may, and
doubtless will be, somo further discussion, and
thcro is no disposition to cut itofLas tho adding of
three distinct causes for divorce to those already re
co"nized by the statute, is regarded as a matter of
vcrygravo importance, demandug tho fullest
consideration and discussion, and tho icoling is
that by such discassionand considcration.muchlwill
i Ar. tnnli makinc the settlement of tho
UC UUliU w " cj
Tho Bennington County fight was opened in fine
stylo this P. M-, by a running fire of remonctran
ccs against making Arlington the Shire, to the
number of tfUrtvhrecone following the other in an
unbroken succession, showing somo good general
ship somewhere, and giving promise of sharp
n-.-t- t.rnrn hi pnntiwt is over. Another matter
was introduced to-day, whioh promises to make
a irood deal of musio a Bill to incorporate tho
Eastern Vermont liailroad Co., and empowering
said Company to build a Itailroad connecting the
Grand Trunk from Island Pond with the rassump
sic at St. Johnsbury or Lyndon, which would
havo the effect to kill tho I'assumpeic north of tho
point of junction, and of course will to opposed to
tho death by all that port of the btato on tho
lino of tho I'assumpsic Koad (completed or pro-
;t.n rnrth nf Lvcdon. Tho ttruecle will no
doubt bo interesting, if not pleasant. The Board
of Agriculture Bill was whistled down in the
House this morning, almost Leforo ono had timo
to turn round. It seems not to havo been well "en
gineered." Almast any bill with two or three
aotiTe plausible opponents, may meet just the
same fate, unless its frionda understand what they
are about, and are prepared to meet its enemies
which seems not to have been the case with this
measure. It is understood that a reconsideration
will be moved however, that it may recelde some
thing of that consideration which a measure tf its
importance deserve. It will undoubtedly pass
the Senate, but I doubt, after it was "fooled with'
as it was this morning, if it can be carried through
the House. The cry against it was the "erpensc
and "fancy farming" "The farmers of Ver
mont always have got along well enough without
anv unch thine, and all they want now is to be
Upon the question of the third reading of the
Bill appropriating an additional thousand dollars
for Mead's statue of Allen, tome interesting faots
were brought out. It seems that $10,000
the least that any first elan artist has ever offered
to furnish a statue of Allenfor, Powers having pro
posed ta deliver two statues, one of Thos. Chitten
den and one of Allen on ship board at Leghim for
$20,000. This Bill, making op the entire sum to
Mead $3000 blade him to see to the safe delivery
and erection of the statue in such place in the
State House as the State shall direct, so that
would seem no one could objeet to the measure on
the ground of expense, who haa any detlre at all
that tho Stat (tumid have statue of Allen.
Mr. 3,1. has expended already $2100 upon the
statue, making no account of his own time. The
raw material of the marble cost $600 and weighed
16 tons. Tho statue is finished to the wai-t.
Mr. Gleed'a W i mess Bill has been on the docket
again this P. M. and is getting pretty thoroughly
ventilated. The plausibility and popularity of
Mr. Gleed will carry a strong vote for it, though
the feeilng is deoidedly that it cannot pass. It is
made the special order for Monday, when I hope
we shall not be bored with much more talkinr in
regard to it, though the hope u a faint one.
A Bill regulating the Mileage of Members,
giving six cents per mile each way by Kail Koad,
and ten by other conveyance, both by tht nearest
practicable route, and one exempting one dog from
taxation (as a aind ot remonstrance i suppose
against the relentless persecution which the canine
race seem just now to be experiencing), were other
matters of interest introduced to-day. Somethin
in tho way of a Mileage Bill I hope will pass. Tbe
"long mileago " game onght to be broken up. Tho
question of annexing Concord to Caledonia Co.,
haa a hearing before tho Committeo to-night.
Mo.vtpe&er, Oct. 27, 1?C0,
Messrs Editors ;
I have just noticed an important
item of ntws by the way of to-day's Boston Jour
nal, which I will giro before I forget it, as fol
lows; "Tho Vermont Legislature have elected
Judge Pond Chief Justice vice Rtdmgton" '
That inevitable bottle of "Sweet's
infallible liniment " appeared on the
desks of tho members this morning, "pre
ented to so and so Esq., by Fred. E. Smith
& Co.", their Honors the Governor and Lieutenant
Governor and Speaker it is said being favored with
a double dose in tho shape of two bottles each.
What tho peculiar significants of this proceeding
is I am unable to loarn precisely. The Liniment
is said to bo good for xteak backs, but that thero Is
somo quiet hint intended by this annual presenta
tion to the honorable Assembly, I should by no
means bo prepared to a flirm.
On tho question of tho reconsideration of the
dismissed Agricultural Bureau Bill in tho House,
it was found that after all tho feeling and the talk
was likely to bo by no means all on ono side,
though I still very much doubt if the bill wil
pass the House.
Tho question of plurality elections of Town
Representatives was brought before tho Legisla
ture this morning in tho shape of a House Bill
providing that the highest candidate on the 3d
ballot be declared elected. There is a good deal
of feeling in favor of tho Bill, and a good deal
against it too.
Tho Bill to abolish tho office of B. R. Commis
sioner was up this P. M., the Committeo having
reported against it, and discussed at considera
ble length, Judgo Thomaj of W. Fairlee bearing
almost tho entire brunt of the battle in favor of
it, though the indications are that ho may expect
some littlo help when it comes up for final action
next Tuesday. I think there is no doubt of its
The Legislature has been considerably thinned
to-day, tho coming on of Saturday and Sunday
taking away a good many of the more "domestic"
of the members to their "quiet homc3." A largo
quantity of private bills havo been dispatched,
and cn tho wholo a pretty good day's nork done.
The week sinco the recess has been a busy one,
and though thcro has been considerable talking it
has been mostly upon important questions, and
there seems to bo a pretty general disposition to
work and get along with business at a reasonably
MoSTr-EMER, Oct. 29.
Mcsirs. Editors ;
Tho points of most interest to-day
havo bocn tho special Committeo Bill making
lawyers liablo for " mal-practice," and Mr. deed's
intcrminablo Witness Bill, which, I am happy to
say, has, nevertheless, for the present at least,
come to a termination. The question coming up
on its passage it was discussed for at least an hour,
and ably on Dotn sides when the motion was
made to dismiss, and carried; ayes 109, noes 93
almost exactly a reversal of the vole hv iiM, it
1. j mvu JV
was ordered to its third reading. This may bo
considered as a pretty deliberate expression of the
feelings of the House in regard to it. It is said a
reconsideration will be moved, and the smallness
of the majority as well as the vote, (a number
beln- absent and somo present not voting) would
render it by no means certain but a reconsidera
tion may be obtained, and oven the Bill yet pass-
...... i TL.
ed; though I do not think tnat oin tie aone. xuo
feeling Is quite general, that we have had enougn
of that Bill for one session. But some of its fnonas,
and its author particularly, are "hard lo kill,"
as tho saying is, and it is difficult to tell in what
shape this Banquo'a Ghost may yet appear. At
any rato tho promiso is, that if is quieted for this
year, it will "up" at another, and even yet an
other, and will not " down " till it shall nava a
chance to speak for itself, through a fair trial as
a law upon the statute book. This is said not
with any desi gn cr dcslro to " badger " the Legis
iaturo Into passing it, but merely to show tho con
fidence of its friends in tho importanca and vitality
of the principle involved.
As a conclusion of this whole matter, I nay as
well, perhaps, give you the famous bill contain
ed as it is within tho nutshell of four short lines.
It is as follows, "all told" :
"In prosecutions within the jurisdiction of a
Justice of the peace to try and determine, the re
spondent if he elect shall bs a competent witness
and his being tho respondent shall simply go to
The other "centro of attraction" for to-day
tho lawyer malpractice bill, was called up for its
third reading, pending which it was discussed at
length by tho author, Mr. Robinson of Highgate,
(who, whatever else may be said of it, made ono
of tho moit'decidedly "interesting" speeches we
havo had) Mr. Field, of Newfane, and Mr.
Dickorman of Charleston all in.Tavor. And it
was ordered to a third reading by a decided vote.
It provides that every Attorney shall upon re
quest of his client give his opinion upon tho
points of law which boar directly upon hi case,
in writing, for tho extra labor of which ho is to re
ceive a "reasonable compensation." And any At
torney who neglects or refuses so to do shall ; bo
entifed to no fee whatever in tho case. The second
section of the bill is as follows :
"No Attorncv shall bo entitled to fees in any
case in which his client has suffflrod damage in
consequence of incompetency, neglect or misman
agement on the part of his Attorney, or in conse
quenee of a palpable misinterpretation of the
known principles of law."
Tho design of the last section is unquestienably
to afford tho lawyer some protection against
his client who shall minako and misrepresent tho
facts of his case, a? is undoubtedly often done, mis
leading him, and thus perhaps doing a real ana
serious injury to his reputation as a sound and
skillful lawyer. But I think you will agree with
me that the idea, if therc.is any tuch in it, is to say
ti,. kui nnanrW nnd awkwardly expressed. It
reads thus :
"The plaintiff or defendant in any action at tho
request of his attorney shall certify the poi nts in
his case which he can ostablith by competent
testimony and on failure to provo tho same shall
be held responsible to his attorney for reasonahlt
Now if that means anything it probably means
that in case of such failure on the part of a client
he shonld be debarred from taking advantago of
he p receding provisions of tho act ; but it certain
ly it a very roundabout way of getting at it.
The Bill was ordered to a 3rd reading.
Several Committee: hare beon in session thit
evening- The roport on the bill to elect Town
Representative by plurality on tho third ballot,
wUl be favorable with the recommendation to
amend to eleet on the fourth instead cf tbe third
It it laid the Concord annexation Com. are
ready to report, but how I h?ve not heard. One of
the most musical of tho Committee eases is that
in regard to the annexation of part of Elmore to
Morristown. They bare had two or three loar
sessions already, and are to have another to
morrow morning, and ate jet tome daya from a
MoSTrsxica, Oct. SO, 1:61.
SIrz.rs. F.d.torsof the Fret Pref
A general Circiu Bill was
introduced yesterday, authorizing Selectmen to
grant the use cf their town to any circus, for not
more than two days at a time, upon the payment
of from 820 to $50 into the treasury of said town.
Tne Bill introduced tome time ago, granted a mo
nopoly of the eircus business, to a certain Farns
worth A Bailer- This Circus matter Is evidently
receiving considerable attention in certain quar
ters in tho Legislature, and doubtless out of it too,
as a good show of tho influence in favor of these
bill is generally understood to come primarily
at least, from tho outside, and from circus men
and it has been even hinted that it is not always
of the most legitimate kind. At any rate, the
"Circus question" seems to be up for a hearin,
and 1 shall not be surprised If there is a pretty
strong Tote drummed up by ono influence and
another in its favor.
There was another Bill introduced yesterday,
which is something of a novelty at least, and the
occasion or tho wisdom of which, I am not yet
able to sec. It provides that no psrsoa bavin
nusoana, wite, parent or child, sball will more
than half his estate for any benevolent purpose.
a series ol rlcsolutioc! were introduced into
tho Houso this morning, by Mr. Field of New-
fane, implying very serious charges against the
Franklin Co. Bank, Intimating that a large por
tion of its capital consisted of fictitious certificates
of deposite, and that such fictitious capital has
never been replaced by genuine money fund;
that tho president had been in the habit of pre.
paring for the visit of tha Bank Commissioner, by
borrowingjiotcs and drafts, and representing them
as bona fide property,.! that he did so borrow in tho
spring of 1S57, to tho amount of $11,000 'all of
which charge, and a number more, which I have
not given, Mr. Field said he had every reason to
beliovo could b3 substantiated. Tbe discussion
on tho passage of tho Bill appropriating the addi
tional thousand dollars to Mr. Mead for his statuo
of Ethan Allen, was not particularly interesting.
The vote though, was decidedly gratifying, 1S3 to
21. Tho only objection I feel personally to the
bill, is that it appropriates so littlo, that the
Stato of Vermont should be willing to receive eo
noble a work of art as this is, at least, expected to
be, for mcro "cost and freight," not even paying
tho artist for time spent in coming with it and
seeing to ita erection. TheBillabolishing theoSce
of R. It. Com'r. is at last disposed of, and Gen.
Brown is duly Installed again. It was stoutly de
nied by the friends of the Bill, that tho influence
in favor of it came at all from the Railroads thorn-
selves. The vote on tho Lawyer "Mai Praotico "
Bill showed little interest in the matter any wy.y.
It stood 09 to 50 barely a quorum, as you sec,
voting. Tho general feeling is that it
don't amount to any thing acy way
QTyH nnA mu i.aW 1 . 1. , ., . .
.uumj us excused iorminKing so,
in view of tho looseness with which it U put to-
getner, it lor nootherreason.
The most important discussion of to-day was
upon tne third reading of tho bill for the runnort
.rci i- i---.
ui uuuis caureiy upon tne urand List. Messr
Pingry, Field, and Judge Thomas did most of the
speaking in faTor. The opposition was chiefly
expresses: by ilu Canfield of Arlington and Mr.
Miner of Hinesburgh. It was ordered to a third
reading by something of a decided vote. On the
question of its final passage there will be, proba
bly, a moro earnest opposition, if, indeed, it is not
Tho Committee on the question of annexing
Concord to Caledonia County, have after Ion? and
repeated hearings, reported In favor of annexation,
which report will, undoubtedly, havo great influ
enco in determining that ugly question.
lho Committeo on the Bennincton Counlv3hirn
havo their first session this evening and a lar-o
number of mombers and others aro in attendance.
Four remenstrancos in addition to the thirtyJhrtc
already in, were Introduced to-day, acainst remov
ing to Arlington. Indeed, it is said that tho re
monstrants and petitioners in this case, outnumber
considerably the tle of Bennington County. Sonte-
ming or an indication of the interest felt in the
Senator Hubbard, of Windsor County, is in earn.
et in regard to the Agricultural Bureau, and its
claims are getting from him. a thorough and able
entation this evening in the Hall of Repre
sentatives. They had quite a littlo "flurry" at Burnham's
last night, and in a few moments more, would havo
been nicely on fire. Ono of the boarders went to
bed, and left hi3 fluid lamp burning for his room
mate who was out. After a timo ho don't know
how long, bo awoke.and his lamp was broken and
his stationery all on fire. He caught a cotton
coverlet and threw it on tho fire to smother it; the
coverlet took fire; the wholo got on the floor and
and was going quito briskly there; then tho
frightened man thought to get rid of it by kicking
it out of the door into tho hall, by which means ho
set the hall on fire; but by this timo ho succeeded
raising the rest of tho house. A few pails of
well directed water quenched the incipient confla
gration, and Montpelier was saved tho Iota of
ono of her best Hotels.
A resolution was introduced into tho House
yesterday, you will notice, inquiring into the ex
pediency of "quenching " Allen's Tableaux Com
pany, alias Theatre. Such exhibition are un
doubtedly forbidden by our Statutes. G
Our correspondent "from tho Alleghanies,"
nve the Green Mountain Boys a stirring
o ... , . I j i
call. Vermont will respond y ner r
Pennsylvania. words of oheer.
FROM THE ALLEGIIANIES.
Stasmsg Stouk, Oct. 2y, I860.
Pear Free Press :
Doulting not that a word of cheer
from tho pure air of the mountains of Pennsylvania
would ba a pleasant sound to the citizens of your
"freo born" State, just before they strike
tbe final blow for a free North, I have eon-
ciuded,aftermontb3ef silence to tell you ami them'
that you may expect from our state.
Our Ides of October fell with crushing frc3
upon tho shattered fragments of the heretofore
"Unterrificd Democracy," a they love to be
called. During all the active part of our Guberna
tional campaign, all the elements, whether they
were the still adhering worshippers of the Old de
Funct; or the zealous devotees to the Popular
Sovereignty Dodger ; or the pious and pure fight
ers for the pay who seemed to zealous about sav
ing tho Union, tha Bell-Everett party, all both
great and small, wero so happy in the protpeet of
their approaching triumph over the people that it
is not lo be wondered at that they seom nearly
lifeless. All day during our election, they were
as merry at a bride on her bridal mora, and un
til tho first flash of lightning gave evidence of
their fate ; then every man went to his bed ;
and for several days they were all so busy that
you could hardly find one t f them. Each had
taken to his field or to hit merchandize, as if there
had been no election.
The people had arisen in their might, and swept
from them everything; even Hop that "dim white
sail on a distant tea," had disappeared, aad
the calmness of despair settled upon
the few Breckinridge men and Union savers.
Donglas partisans were a little more cheerful, for
with a curse at the diaorganizers, they said it was
good enough for them ; and that they koew that
the North had stood all that she could bear, and
here and there one would say, "More than she
ought to bear "
But the storm has swept over them, and they
now are again trying to re-form their defeated
and disheartened followers ; and some even talk
as if there was really to be another contest. All
the crazy effervescence from the heads of Southern
editors, is published now, to prove that if Lincoln
should be elected by the people, then the Sonth
would at once withdraw from the Union ; and of
course it would be dissolved. Only once elect him
President, they say, and the Union is destroyed-
Our People now answer. 'We once gave Jackson
and Calhoun, both Southern men, a majority of
50,000. They were elected, and the Unioa wa
not dissolved. And if now the election of two
Northern men will dissolve it It is time we knew
it. And if the thing "has got to bo did" ' now it
m good a time as any.' There are no terrors here
on the subject. The fret aad fame of the Hotspur
have loH their power. Pennsylvania will send up
her voice with the echo of another 50,0W) major
ity, that the North hat submitted until farther
submhtion is disgrace.
The doubtful votes are now all for "old Abe.'
The honest Americans no longer go fur Bell and
Everett 'It's so nte,'atbey any. The ealmthinkers
among the Democracy say, ' wall, i belteva a
change will do ut good.' And everywhero the
tame spirit moves the mattec on to victory.
iioyt of the Green .Mountains: Tha victory is
already won. The Key-Stone State aad her
honest sons will challenge you to do a nobler work
than they. Up through the long night of Loco
Fooo misrule and deception they will come, and
give their thousands to the light of better days.
The Republican spirit of her oarly hittory has
been aroused, and now she will rise with the
proudest in her struggle for tho right. We mean
here to add thousands to our late majority. Will
not yon do to too ? Do not fail to vote, every
inan.aWe need tbe votes of the People as well at of
the Electors to give a majority and power to our
triumph. Pennsylvania will set you an example .
Let your majority be worthy of tho State that
'bailda school house, and raise men."
The Tony Express arrived at St. Joseph,
Mo., Oct. 30. There was groat solicitude in
California to hear how the Pennsylvania
election went. The politicians generally
conceded that if that State eieetod Foster
for Governor, it would go for Douglas on
the 6th of November ; while if Foster should
be defeated, and the other Northern State
elections result in Republican victories, there
would bo danger of Californii goiog fur
Brevet Brigadier Gen. Clark, commander
of tho department of California, died in San
Francisco, Oct. 17th, of chronic diarrhoea,
after an illness of two weeks.
He has served in the U. S. army since
1812, was through the war in Mexieo, and
promoted to the distinguished position occu
pied at the time of his death, for meritorious
conduct at tho siege of Vera Cruz.
A ICRxrvER, As Mr. Alfred Florence
and Mr. A. L. Panineau were driving into
tha vilhge over tho Shelburne road, Son
day evening, tho horse, which was a young
one, took fright at some object in tho road,
ana snymg, overturned tho bugcy. The oc
cupants of the vehicle, entangled in a buffa
lo robe, were dragged along with the wreck
for some distance, and their escano with
no injury more serious than bruised liinbs
and bloody noses, was a remarkable one.
The horse, belonging to Mr. Henry Stanton,
ran until ho managed to upset himself, as
well as the buggy, by tho side of the road,
when ho was secured. The running gear of
the buggy was badly smashed.
Improvement. The handsome sum of
$1400 has been raised by the 1st Calvinistic
Congregational society, for repair ofthoir
church edifice. The woodwork of tho exterior
is now m process of repainting.with a ehanr
of color frcm white to drab. It ;
Dr. Arnold, when n f r ,!!
all patience with a iTm ",' .?co
pupil looked up in his face nd 'said "Wh?
do you speak ann-rilv sir t Tn7i.i t , y
ing tho best I caS'v" l.1 am do"
used In Ml f j, T 1 , . '"ltr lno doctor
Sdav "T- St&t0 hh owa cbien,
rThat look and at speech I
havo never forcotten." Ta TC;,1 "
SPSS? faCt f0r maQy Pents Tnd tcaclY
,vfr frmastera too, who are ofttimcs
52 clS? reasonable Arith youths of
THE BATTLE OF VOLTUR:0.
The last arrival bring3 full detai's of the
Battle of Volturno, fought on the 1st of Oc
tober. It was a sanguinary and hard fought
battle, commencing at dawn, when the Nea
politan Royal forces, 30,000 strong.attacked
Garibaldi's army, of half that number, at a
number of points, and continuing till 4
o'clock in the afternoon, when the the Nea
politans were flying in all directions. It wa
the greatest battle in point of numbers, thur
far fought by Garibaldi during his military
career, and was not gained without seriou
losses, amounting in killed and wounded to
4,500 men; the losses of the royaltete in kill
od and wounded were not as great, but
large numbers wero taken prisoners.
A correspondent of the Debuts thus des
cribes ono of the most critical and brilliant
episodes of the day :
"The most brilliant episode of the action
of the 1st of October, was the re-capture of
th3 battery at the foot of Mount San-Angc
Io. When I left Santa -Maria, I knew tb.it
this battery had been very much disabled in
the morning. Garibaldi arrived a; nir. '
o'clock, when the enemy was thundering at
it with all his strength because it took him
in lLtnk, and was causing hiin severe loss.
The triple battery courageously resisted th
attack, and never slacked lire, when ail .if
once the ono situated at the foot of the hill
became silent. The royalists, to the num
ber of 2,500, got round the hill, and, rash
ing upon the guns, spiked five of them , and
killed several of the men at their pieces.
Garibaldi, on the San-Tammaro side, soon
observed the silence of his favorite battery,
and an aide-de-camp from Gen. Milwita soon
informed him of tho disaster, which would
probably have lost him the battle. Garibal
di at once stirted off, crossed Santa-Maria,
followed by Medici and his staff, and, cnl
lecting what men he could, cried out in a
voice which caused all to shudder, ' Wc are
going to die, but the Italians muat win tho
day; at all other points we have conquered."
Followed by 100 men, at rapid pace. Gari
baldi, leading the way in a small disabled
carriage, went right forward. But just a.
they got near the Casino of S.in Angelo.
some Neapolitan chasseurs who were lying
on the ground rose and fell upon them. The
coachman drove his horses into n ditch and
formed a barri&ide of the carriage. Giri
daldi jumped up, indignant, and went up t
the chasseurs, shouting "Viva Italia!"
Some of his men coming up at the same
timo, the enemy became demoralized, and
took to flight. Garibaldi was slightly
wonnded in the stomach, and hid troosr
were riddled by two or three bullets. "If f
only had another pair," he said, and with
out farther remark he continued his march
towards tho lattalion of 150 Hungarian.
commanded by General Mogyorady. If
pointed to the Neapolitans who were in po
session of the battery, and cried ont to them .
"Forward, my lads, disperse that rabM
yonder for me '" This "rabble" consist"-:
of a regiment of the line, a squadron of car
airy, a company of chasseurs, and a omr.i
nj of artillery. The Hungarian?, without
waiting to count the numbet s of the advei -
aary, rushed forward and charged with th
bayonet. A'tcr a contest of twenty minutes
the battery was re-taken, and once more i:
poured its storm of grape on the Neapoli
tan troops, who fled in confusion across tli
fields. The Hungarians in this encounter
had 30 men put hors de combat the NeapjI
itans tbont 200. Garibaldi did not wait t.
dross his wound, but hurried elsewhere. The
day, however, was now won.
THE DAY AFTER THE BATTLE OF
Night came on and silence rcmaiued
throughout, except when it was broken at
intervals by tho piercing cries of tbe wound
ed, who were calling for help. Many say?
the correspondent of the Dtbats died for wan'
of adequate ambulance accommodation, and
tho peasantry took advantage of the dark
ness to rifle the dead. The next day was
spent in collecting the wounded, and dress
ing their wounds. Miss White, in a fantas
tic diess, devoted herself entirely to this
mission. The hospital of Saint Maria was
full, and train after train brought wonnded
men into L'ascrta. There were 10 in th '
hospital of Santa Maria on the 2d, and as
many more in that of Caserta, without
speaking of those who were carried into Na
pies. These, howerer, were not very nu
The field of battle was dotted with soldi tr?,
who were either looking after the wounded,
or giving a slight covering of earth to th
dead. Still, however, on the 3d there re
mained many bodies, most of them of rh
royalist party, exposed on the field. The,
were recognized by the tattooing on then
bodies, the scapular of the Immaculate C ;a
eeption around their necks, and by their k j
pis. The dead horses were left decomposing
in the sun, which shone with a kind of citoi
The correspondent of tbe D chats says
"The gnns of the barricades on the road to
Capua were partly served by sailors belong
ing to the English frigate i?unecs,who, bar
pening to be here a3 tourists in want of ex
citement, felt disposed to amuse themselv-
by hunting down the royaliste."
Mr. and Mrs. Preston Merrifiekl of Wmi
sor celebrated their golden wedding on tV
23d, in tho same room where they we:
married fifty years before. Eight of their
thirteen children were present. A beautiful
silver tea service was presented to Mrs. M.r
rifield by the ladies of Windsor, and a hand
some gold-headed cane, silver sanff bos an i
fruit knife, and other artieki, to Mr. Mem
field by the gentlemen. The Journal sap u
is the first golden wedding that was ever cel
ebrated in Windsor.
There was -deigning n some parts
i indbaui County last week on Monday.
A correspondent of the Watchman says i
member of the House has found near Mont
pelier upon a quartz bockler. a niece of 20IJ
which he imagines to be worth at least fiftv
dollars. He wont let it be seen for fear the
members will allqnit their business and
to hunting gold. A postscript assures the
editor "upon the honor of a gentleman, th.it
the statement above is substantially true."
Which statement that somebody found t
piece of gold, or that all the members wl
clear out if he exhibits it?
A little daughter of Daniel and Sarah E
Flint, of Braintrea, was so badly bcrctd,
Oct. 13th. by her clothes taking fire thatahs
died nest day.
Owen Hanley of Rutland was run over
near tho railroad bridge at Centre Railroad
last week Monday and killed. When Srst
seen he was discovered lying en the track,
but too fete to stop the train.
Edward Jarvis, employed in Eeafcr's
tamery at Vergennes, was badly scalded ;i
Thursday. He was holding a barrel before
tho discharge pipe of the boiler, for the
purpose of cleansing the cask, and tha force
of the steam burst the barrel.
A barn belonging to Mr. Whithed of
Vernon was burnt recently, wit5 eight
hundred bushels of oats, 100 bushel of rye,
7o tons hay, and several head of cattle. It
insured for tne policy awua
been received on the day of the fire.
The tavern stard near tho depot in B
ton was burnt by an incendiary fire on tha
night of Oct. 10th.
John Harding's house, bam and shed, in
Lowell, were consumed by fire, with most of
their contents, last Thursday night.
It is said that a newspaper is to be started
atHydopark next week to be called tha