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THE FREE PRESS BUELINGTON, FRIDAY MORNING-, NOVEMBER 16, 1860
GEO. W. k O. G. BENEDICT.
Burro xxs PaoraxroM.
OTFt terms f ' p'9'--
FRIDAY '0VE;BER !
the sorrriiEB. "
IThen rpbraim Jenkinsou undertook to
astonish tbc Vicar of Wakefield, on their
second meeting, with hifl old speech abont
"the raedleyof opinions' the "telculaion
xopen" "Sanchomathon, 303 &c. the
Vicar cat him short told him ho was sorry
to interrupt all that learning, but he had
heard that speech before, and understood
what it all amounted to, implying that if ho
was gulled by it once, he was not such a
flat as to be taken in by it again. Ihe fiery
rpteches about secession and disunion, .the
swearing that they will not submit to Lin
coln's election,the getting up of conventions,
tbe offering of volunteers.tbe proposals to arm
he people at public expense,to pas retaliatory
acts, and to relose to pay duties to the U. S.
Government any longer, in short the threats
to set up government housekeeping on their
own boot entirely, and to shut the doors on
all the North, with which the air is filled
just now in South Carolina, Georgia &c,'.bas
just about the effect on northern minds that
Jenkinson's nonsense had on Dr. Primrose.
They have heard it all before, and a good
deal more of it too. The fever heat does not
yet come near up to -what it was in old
nullification times. They raved about Jackson
end his proclamation, in 1532, against their
seditious and revolutionary doings.'ten times
as bad as they do now about Elack Republic
ans and Lincoln's Election, end they have so
raved ever so many times since then. Fact
is, blowing and roaring is a part of their
existence. If the Southern politicians could
not blow off they would bam. They are al
ways in the "'Ercles vein" likeNick Bottom;
like him, their "chief humor is for a tyrant."
They can piny the lion's part too, and "ex
tempore, for it is nothing but roaring." A
few turns of good roaring within the next
two months will get a zr"tt deal wind out of
their bowels, and they will then feel easier,
and take Lincoln's inauguration verv quiet-
TIIE STATE HOLSIi SUBJECT.
The communication "f 44 C." on the vexa
tious "Stato House" question, we lcavo to
speak for itself. Our readers can agree or
disagree with say thing or all that he state
in the way of opinion, or proposes in the
way of legislation, without the use of nay
direct comments of our own on wl.at he has
eaid. Our own views on all that pertained
to the subject of locaic and paying for tho
present State House, were i-ufScicntly made
known when the subject was first opened
"Wo have had no disposition to be drawn into
any farther discussion of the subject,
and have nvoided it, exoept when from
the remarks made in some of the .McHitpclier
papers in former years, having direct refer
ence to what the citizens of this place, col
lectively or individually had done, or were
aid to have done, an omission on our
part to speak would have subjected us to
grievous misreprefcatation. We have never
aimed to look at thesubject in any other light
than that of the public gwd, public propriety
end justice, and what pertains to honorable
and fear dealing on tin pari of indi
viduals ; and we shall look at ii
in no other now. We said, plainly, on the
evening when the act for rebuilding was en
acted, to a gentleman who, probably, more
than any other one. had influence to
sbtpe the bill as finally passed (and who
claimed to us that he find it,purosrfy,90 that
the building 6hould not In paid for as a large
portion of tbe legislature, when they voted
for the bill, supposed it would he paid for,
viz : by the citizens of Montpelicr,)that he
would find the evil consequences of that way
of legislating would not be soon over, that
fccrious troubles would inevitably follow from
it. We believed it certain that it would
poison tbe action ol the Legislature for many
yeaTS to corae. Some of the ways in which it
does eo. are referred to by our correspondent
'C,"and we fear the end of it is much farther
off than we wish it to be.
"Wc have been quite willing that our Leg
islators might, each tor himself, do whatever
they thought their duty to the State calied
upon them to do, to get the subject forever
out of the Legislature in an honest and fair
and whoever exTts himself iu sineer-
ity and fairness for that object, wherever he
resides, shall never meet with reproaches
from us for so doing. We warn every one,
however, that such a result can never be
dono by any half-way measures. We donot
believe either, that any progress is made to
wards it by a good deal of the talk which
Is pat forth on the subject at Montpelier
such as that the State does not own its State
House. &c. The State owno the pn-ent State
nousa just as truly as it owned the first one
erected, which was built at the voluntary
cost of individuals, or the second, which was
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built partly at public and partly at nrivate I
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cost. He do not believe either, that any ;
progress is made towards it, bv dodcinr I
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around the subject from year to year by j
rolling up a btate debt without the first step j
oeing taken towards payir. a dollar of it.
i mi ow aeot we now i,ave has grown out
of this State Houso question, and it has
been growing for three years, and for aught
we yet see proposed, is to be allowed to go on
unceasingly, till some men can be fouup
in our Legislature, clear-headed enough,
resolute enough, fearless enough, unselfish
enough, and determined enough to bring for
ward asd carry through t definite plan for
its absolute extinguishment within a reason
able time, in a way which will preserve the
honor of the State, give its financial system
the Attributes of firmness and certainty, and
at tho eamo time commend itself to the good
een so of the people at large. The actual cost
ofthe State House is of trifling conwquence
compared with the attainment of euch an
end. For ourselves (toe speak for nobody else) ,
we do not believe the "State House" question
trill disappear from our Legislative Halls ex
cept in sonnection with the inauguration of
each a system; nor unless provision is made
for fritung the State from all proper claims
of rriT&te individuals, legal, equita
ble or honorable, whether of individuals cow
liviDg, or of the heir of those who aro dea3,
for all expeniiturea incurred by individuals
for the erection of either the present Stale
Houee, or the oa which was burned, or the
old wooden shell -jvhich wc worn out in tbo
Quite & number of Clerks in the Depart
ments at Washington bare sent in their res
igsatiaiis, to tab) effect oa the Hh of March
- . -r a or ml a
xrrzxjj roa help.
j-mJmed. citizens of Kansas, would
jR?tKthe following statement of
&During the year preceding the 1st inst., ;
a terrible drouth has prevailed throughout
:L. nf KnnRAs. A narrow strip
bordering on tbe Missouri River, has had oc
casional showers, and has yielded a fair crop.
Some other small and isolated districts have
also had licht showers and raised r. pait ot
separated localities, wu uuu..v -
of the cultivated land in the territory has not
yielded the smallest crop of any kind, except
a little corn foddder. .
In our best localities me yieiuoi curu uui
not exceed ten bushels to the acre; not a
potato or vegetable of any kind has been
raised . gardens have proved an entire fail
ure, although they have frequently been re
planted. Fields have been resown to wheat,
rhen buckwheat, then turnips and all a
From personal observation and intercourse
with the people from various localities, we
are satisfied this is, with the above excep
tions, the condition throughout the Territo
ry. The inhabitants have not old crops on
which to rely for bread. Last year's veget
ables of course are consumed. Tho wheat
was either used for seed or ground for food,
nearly all the old corn has bwn fed out, or
was sold last spring, at from 20 to 25 cents
a bushel. Not one farmer in twenty has a
neck ol old zrain.
Nor is there any money to buy bread. Our
peoplo have expended all available means in
making improvements. The commercial
disaster of 1857 left us stranded. The tide
of returning prosjwrity has relieved our
eastern friend. The Mississippi Valley is
lanidlv ricbtmc. But the nrst wave has not
reached us. Now comes the losn of our crops,
and with it goes our hope of returning pros
"We only make these statements because
duty compels. Loving the good name of our
adopted home, and learinj; tnat the truth
would injure, the inhabitant of Kansas have
waited through weary months of doubt
without making kr.twn their fears or their
wants. Even now iho.-c living in the favor
ed localities, alove ulluded to, write hope
fully of the future.
This drouth is an exception in Kansas. To
this fact we have the explicit testimony of
rnissicnr.rie- who lv. lived thcr? from 15 to
Bat ti'C tumble fact confronts us that
many thousands of our peoplo have no bread
and little clothing for the coming winter,
labile some of them will be enabled by great
sacrifices of property, or by the timely aid of
relatives at the East, to livo through the
winter, there is a very large nnmber who
must be aided by tho public, or suffer the
last extremity of. latnme.
There is little in Kansas to divide, but
that little will le share with the destitute ;
but beyond all thii, much will be required.
"ft e," therefore, in behalf of our starving
countrymen, appeal to the benevolent
throughout the nation. Christian friends,
we ask you to imitate the example of .Apos
tolic times, and help your needy brethren.
Brother man, we reach out to you in thU ex
tremity and implore relief.
Rev. Damel Foster, Centralia, Nemaha Co.
Rev. C. C. Hrrcnixsos, Topeka, Shawnee"
Rev. "W. O. Thomas, Lawrence, Douglas "
C. A. Fostzk, Oiawatomie, Lykms "
I. T. Goodsow, Manhattan, Riley "
L. D.Bailxv, Emporia, Breckinridge"
October 30, 1S60. Kansas.
The destitution in Kansas is unquestiona
bly very great. The unexampled drouth of
the past season stopped the growth of crops
entirely save in a few favored spots ; and the
great muss of the people, like other settlers
of a new country .are too poor to send abroad
to purchase food. Tbc circular above, is
only one of the documents sent abroad under
authority of responsible names, appealing to
the public for aid to keep the people from
starving. This appeal is endorsed by a large
number o clergymen an'l other eminent men
or Boston, wUo ty that contributions sent
ti Dr. Toomas H. Webb, No. 3, "Winter St.,
Baston, will l promptly forwarded to the
county committee? of Kansas, chosen by the
people of each respective county, to be dis
tributed by them to tbe destitute. "We might
fill a column with the letters of Mr. Hyatt,
Gen. S. C pomeroy, and others who arc en
gaged in thf. work of helping the suffering.
In one cf Gen. Pomeroy '& letters he says
that "net l-ss than 500,000 busies of corn
will meet the demands of this winter, the
freight and carriage clone on which will cost
$150,000. You see the work of relief is a
great work ; and well may you tay, "who is
sufficient for these things?" I should despair
bat for tho fact that our people have respond
ed once mid ngaia. Even the voice of Ire
land was i.rt left to pass unheeded ; and the
hands of our hreturea shall not be stretched
out in vain.
TTp add to tbe above an extract from a
letter to a gentleman of this place by a lady
now resident at Burlingame, Kansas, who
went taer from ibi vicinity two or three
years ago :
' 1 presume vrn bare rcea account of the nn-
weeedemed drouth which ha; visited Kansas thit
' t,Htov: I if ?0,T s"nten months since we hae
ubd raia eunicieni .o louuicn tor rroann 10 a
I greater depth thi,n txr. inche;, and only three or
f Sour chowers that have U't down s& far as that,
conftquently our crop? are a total failure. I"ot
I a bu;hfl of corn, potatoes or vegetables of acy
-d has been rai'ed in tbi section of country
One can hardly realiie the tituation of a neir
tettlemer.t, v as afflicted. AVe bare r iit of us
much more than a foothold here, and it wa only
with rigid economy and the bet of management,
when everything favored ut. that wo con id "make
both nd meet," and now, when oar crop! which
wtre our eolc depenaence, are cut off, destitution
ami fearful wantstaresus boldly mthefaoe. There
is nut a family that can j.uwibij get through tne
water Wilhoat assistance from some source. A
have friends 2at who will not let ui suflVr.
bet there are thoe among ui who have no friends
10 ,a ,hesn- 11 uiot I.aP?c:J .to yen for
ht!p. Ther r cestituto ol lood and clothing,
dt.tuut, &nd have nothing to sell, to buy
wi:b J nnlt" heP from abroad " at thera,
rnutt inevitably suffer beyond dtscnptisn.
j from rfr,- knowledge, that there are
t"' eong the good people of Turlington, who
hare enonch and to rpire, who are ever ready, of
tbeir abundance, to gire to the poor and needy,
and I trust this appeal to their !itcrility and sym
pathy will not pass unnoticed."
Thera has ever been a readiness in our
people to answer favorably to well grounded
calls for charitable aid, whether tbo want
was iu our own country cr in countries over
the sea. S. it always should be. It ought
to be felt t.. be no tax to make such contri
bution?, but rather a privilege an occasion
j f jr a triaak offering to God who has placed
our lot in a land of plenty a thank offering j
j In tb- i-.rai of substantial aid, cheerfully
civcti i- ino-c who are in a suffering condi
tion. N hitig has yet been done about
here. tar we know, to help the perish
ing thMi of women and children in
Syria, thr -wn by the devastation of a cruel
civil titir ,. .?nt!y, on the charity of distant
Christian? for tiie means of bare sustenance
for thr v inter. Wc hope that neither tb3t
case or this of Kansas, nearer home, will be
forgotten, blip that both appeals will bo lib
erally responded to within a few days.
Gkasd IsLt Countt. The Tote of Grand
Isle County, complete, is :
W o perceive that our neighbor of the Times
who must enow all about it, emits tb6 little
State of Vermont from the list of States
which "Abraham Lincoln has unquestiona
bly carried." This pains us. Wo were re
ally in hopes that Vermont would go for
Lincoln, tbe firet ballot.
MosTPiLies, Kov. 10, 1SG0.
Jlcstss. Editors : ;
The first thing of note on ;
tbe calendar of tho Hoaso to-day ii a bill estab
lUhing a "Court of Conciliation" in each town, to
consul of three persons chosen by the torn, with
power to bear and Beeide all civil casea in which
the amount in dispute docs not exceed S100, and
from their decision there u to le in appeal.
The debate upon fhe passage of the bill for pub
lication of the Geological Iteport was quite long
and earnest, and I feared for the result, and wis
quite unprepared for tho decided vote which
at the last was given for it 11G ayes to 8" noes.
Tho Senate have refuted to pais the bill making
lawyers liable for malpractice, so the herculean
labors of the author of that mcarure have been in
vain for this year. Doubtless he will "at 'cm"
again, if be ever gets the chacco.
A bill of tome importance giving Directors of
Banks of circulation the right to be Dircttors cf
Savings Banks at the ssma tine, was as it eccms
to me, very properly refused a third reading.
It was opposed very cirnestly by Hr. Gardner of
Bennington, the late Bank Commissioner, as lia
ble to work badly for the Savings Banks. Where
the Banks should bo connected so by tbe Eftrno
ofacers in both, if there were any losses, tho Sav
ings Banks would be the ones to suffer first.
Something cf an important (?) Constitutional
question war before the House a portion of the
afternoon. Sev ral bills have been before tbe
General Committee, prohibiting the destroying in
nay way of the fish in certain ponds in the State,
for two, three and four years; in the course of the
deliberations of the somewhat " illegal " Commit
tee (for there are no lawyer on it) a gravo " con
stitutional difficulty" presented itself under the
following article of tSc Constitution-
Sect. 40. The inhabitants of this State shall
have liberty, in peasantble timet to hunt and
fowl, Ae., and in liko manner
to fiih on all boattble and otfaor waters (not pri
vate property), under proper regulations, tt be
hcrtafHT madr and pmvtdtH by thr Genera! Attem
The right ta regulate, they feared, did not give
the right to prohibit, even for a short time, and
so they came to the Hons; for wisdom and light.
The decision is, that the fish may be protected,
and still none of tbe inalienable rights of the peo
ple be ii. -aJed, or in say way compromised.
The Oovcmor sen: in a communication thit af
ternoon, recommending to the attention of the
House the deviricg of some system of eheck; end
counter registra tion in regard to tho aSiiri of tbe
Treasury, which Vat referred to a select Committee
of three G.
Mostpeijer, Nov. 15, 160.
The sole things of any public interest
done in the Sesate to-day were the eoneurrenee in
.ic House bill for publishing the Geological Re
port, a ad in the joint resolution empowering the
the Bank Co remittee to inquire into taeeonnection
of tbc Franklin Co. Bank with the circulation cf
certain quantities of worthless or fraudulent issues
of the Litchfield (Ccsn.) Bank upon neither cf
which does there cecm to have bocs any discussion
In the Houre two or three reeolatioBS were in
troduced in the morning which occasioned some
talk. One by Mr. Field, directing the Treasurer
to report if any K. R. Corporation had neglected
or refused to comply with certain rcqaUittoot of
the statute which require that where the dividend
is six percent or more, one per cent on the shares
of non-rosident stockholders shall be paM into the
State Treasury. Mr. F. stated he had reason to
believe that by the Whitehall & ItatlMtd K. B.
Corporation more than $16,000 in a year bed been
paid to Stockholders and not a cent into tbe Treas
ury. A resolution by Air. Allen in regard to the
claim of one Joseph F. Andrews for work done cn
the State Hoste elicited some distrnssisn. It teems
Andrews 3id a large job in patting Bp the walls of
the House which be agreed to 4o for a certain seta,
about -which there ii no dtejrate. IS he el&hae
that the tcateri'. was not famished him at agreed,
and on that account he was hindered much, and is
entitled t" damage, in the whole to the amount of
ST.OOO. lr. 1'owers claims that everything was
famished according to agreement and there is noth
ing justly due Mr. Andrew. The ease had
throe weeks hearing Int year before the Cou..,
who reported a bill appropriating $S00 to Mr. A.
in ft.ll for all claims held by hi m against the
State. It went to the Senate, was amended at the
soggestton of Mr.lrewt' friends, striking out
the words "in full," so s to allow him to take
that, and still have a csener U eome again for
more, it came oacK to toe uosse ana leuea mere
oo aosount of tho Senate amendment, and so the
matter stamped through for that time. Of eonrse
it is ap again this year, and the reflation offered
was for the appointment of a committee of three
(two from the House and one from the Senate) to
examine the claim during the year and report to
tho next Legislature After considerable disens
sion in Trhich the feeling seemed to prevail that we
hzM better pay Mr. Andrews the amount awarded
by'thc Com. last year with interest thereon, as
they bed probab'y examined the matter thoroughly
and got it about right, as that wocld save all
the time and expense of an entire new examina
tion, tbo resolution was laid on the table.
The bill in relation to "religions societies" is
made the special order for IVednesday P. M. Mr
Colby's bill allowing nobody owning a "parent,
husband, wife or child" to willatore than half bis
nroDertv t& anv benevolent society, is the order
fer to-morrow morning.
The Committee of Investigation into the afftirs
of the Xorthneld Bank hare obtained leave to sit
during the session of the House, and oommenee
their hearing to-morrow morning. Mr. Damp, the
Scrgeant-at-Arms, has gone to XortbSeld to-night
for the Ca hicr and the books of tho Bank;
Ihey are expecting, from tbe earctese way
in which Mr. Hates kept his ether books, to find
things in reference to the Bank and the State a
good deal mixed up, and qaite likely it will be
difficult to and est how things really do stand.
MttiTFELiEa, Nov. 15. 1P60.
I need hardly say a ward in rejari to
the Iranklin Co. Bank raattcrf as referred to in
your paper of last evening and the Times of this
morning. Your remarks, so far as I am concerned,
placj the mtter in exactly, the true light. My
placj the mitter in exactly, the true light. My
information was received frem a gentleman who
was present at the examination, and whom I had
reason to believe had no interest whatever in tho
matter, except to sec justics done, and was, as I
suppposed, abundantly able to hear and judge as
to what the facts presented really were; and his
statement to me was ia substance as I gave it.
How and why ho was so much mistaken as ho
scemi to bare been I do not understand. The cor
rection is dno to every one .
The forenoon of the Senato was occupied pretty
much with Senator Whec les bill creating a new
Court for the trial of suits within the jurisdiction
of juct, and the Agricultural bill, whieh last
it was supptsed they had killed, as the vote on
tbe question of a. 3d reading was 15 to 13, Senator
Vnikins being in the chair and still voting when
his name was called the same as if he had been in
his seat. But just as the telegraph was tellin'-
yoa that the measure was at last in all probability
dead, the vote of the morning was being recon
sidered, and on the question warring, the bill
was ordered to a third reading, tic vote being H
le li . Mr. TJnderwcod "being in the chair, gave a
casting voto in favor. Thcra is little doubt but it
will pais by the same vote, so that it will have
another very small chance for its life, as the tender
mercies of the House ia regard to everything of
that kind are just nowhopcle:sly cruel. In behalf
of tho bill creating the new court Senator Wheeler
made whit seems to have becen qaite aa elaborate
effort, being provoked thereto, I suppose, by the
fact that the bill is regarded as something cf a
novelty, and by tho further fact that the J udieiary
Committee had reported against it. Tho third
reading was refused 9 to 21.
Tec discussion in thcHcuse in tho forenoon was
principally upon Mr. Field's famous divorce bill.
which was re-repcrted not long since with amead
at&U Of COBiidcr&Ms isjpcrtaaot requiriag that
the drunkenness which should be saScient ground
for divorce,should have been gross and habitual for
threo years previous to the application for di
vorce, and that the party which had joined the re
ligions society believing the relation of marriage
unlawful, should have continued a member three
years previous to the application for divorce, and
then ihe wholo bill was qualified by tho words,
"In discretion of the Court," giving tbc Court
lie power, even after the case is made is out, of
taking all the circumstances into account, and do
iag as they judge tho best interest of all parties
Qaite a warm discussion came up this afternoon
oa a bill introduced by Mr. Xoycs of Burlington,
in regard to victualling houses,whieh gives Select
men power to license victualling houses to sell all
kinds of victuals and in tho discretion of tho Se
lectmen "eider, beer, ale and porter." The discus
sion arose on the motion to amend by striking out
the last clause, which motion was carried, and the
bill as amended was ordered to lie till . to-morrow
morning at 10 J o'clock. The friends ofthe origi
nal mcasuro claimed that it was a measure of tem
perance men, and formed expressly to meet cer
tain cases the present law did not reach. This
poinl they did not seem to make clear to its oppo
nents, who regarded it as likely to be mischievous
in its eSects if it did not, in fact, strike a pretty
severe blow at the prohibitory law.
These amendments make tbe bill, in some re
spects, quite different from what it was originally,
and obtained for it a much stronger voto than
could have been got for that, 137 to 75, an3 still
it is with me, a matter of much doubt, if the in
terests of society demand even this. It will be
difSeult to change tbe vote in the Hoose oa the
question of its final passage, but it will be pretty
hard to get it through the Senate, I think.
Tho bill for abolishing Co. Grand Juries came
up tho list thing this P. M. and elicited a warm
discussion, the end of which is not yet, as I learn
three or four mere of tbe prominent members oi
the House have speeches yet to make on the mea
sure, and generally in opposition to it. I am an
ab'e to see the wisdom pf doing away with tbe
Grand Jury, and giving their power (in tbe main)
into tbc hands of a single-man the State's Attor
ney. The better lawyers of the Hoose, however,
are opposed to the measure Mr. Dennis an of
Royaltoa, made an able speech this P. M., against
it one of the best. The speeches in favor of it
seen to me to hive a good deal of the pcttifogg
in then. G.
For the Free Press
Jtsm. EdOmt f the Fret P. tn:
I wish to make a few aaggeet
ieot thrOBfh your paper, in relation to the propo
sition now pending before the legislature, to re
fond to the people of Montpelier, the money by
them advanced under the bond referred to in the
act for the rebuilding of the State Hone. I had
something to do with that matter in the outset,
and I wish to say here, that, during the 1 ng and
eeited conteet whieh preeeded the passage of that
bill, there was nothing done on the part of Bur
lington that was not straight-forward and in good
faith. As one of her citizens, I am fully prepared
to justify her course.
The manner in which the bidding on the part of
the two towns began, was this. A elaim was
urged on the part of Montpelier, more particularly
by members residing out of Washington Coanty,
growing ont of the original contributions of that
town to the-former State House and its grounds.
Burlington was unwilling that any claim should
be advanced on that ground, sad it was then pro
posed that her citizens should pay enongii to mase
ler equal to Montpelier in that resjxct- This was
the beginning. As the excitement increased, the
bidding went on until those who favored Burling
ton finally proposed that her cit'zens would pay
the whole ezpeaae of building the Hoaae. The
friend of Montpelier made the anste offer, and the
bill was passed. The qaeetkm of location was
decided in favor of Montpelier; and, as I then be-
iieved. and still believe, decided wrong
Bat, in jartiee to Montpelier. I hare this to amy :
The decision wm not mad in skvor of JCatpeUer,
becuuse faer citizens agreed to pay tblt saosey. Aa
matters stood when the offer was made, the bill
would eventually have passed without this provis
ion. The Legislature never decided this question
upon such narrow grounds. If such tad been the
view of its members, they would have thrown the
location open to public competition. Bat when
the offer was made, in the heat of the contest, it
was accepted, some acting from one motive and
some from another. I thought, myself, that it
would modify the exultation of our opponents, to
know that (heir victory was had at sach an ex
pense, while it would soften the mortification of
the other party to eonauler "Ihat those who dented
wocld be obliged to pay the fiddler."
But the whole question was then settled. The friends
of Burlington made as good a fight as they could,
and they were beaten by the hostility of those
whoj ought to have acted with thee. Bat in
all this we hare never bad any qnarrel with
MontoeUer, and ae to the men who betrayed us.
thar ctnttwurmtM have settled with them
What now is the coarse whieh Burlington
should asfc her friends to purine T My answer to
this question is : just the coarse which Mr. Koras
her Representative, has initiated. Pay bmek to
the people of Montptber let money th'y have tdvane-
td, mnd do tt nmo. It this biti if to be defeated,
do not let its defeat rest with us. What citizen of
thk county desires to hav his native State
ask of the people of any town to mitt cralnfettiu
to any of the public interests or necessities ? Is
the State s beggar, depending for her Hibeistcnce
upon voluntary subscriptions that she must go
bat in hand from village to village to beg sach
contributions ' Do the people of this town and
Co. wish to have it saia of her when they visit oar
State House, that they visit a house which tbe
State owes tc the inonifieenee cf Montpelier ? I
do not for one, and I think I feel on this subject
as the people of this Coanty feci. I do not with
to be placed at this disadvantage, so that it may
justly b said that Montpelier bat any claims
upon the bounty or gratitude ofthe State superior
to our own.
Another consideration. Since this controversy
oommeneed there has not an important measure
been j a;sed in, or defeated by our Legislature
there has scarcely an officer been elected or a can.
didate for cmce before the Ltgitlatnre defeated,
nnlses this question has in some way been mixed
up with it, and fo it always will be until the
aonT rePald- lE 8 Uaf to SM ?
The question at once comes up, how is Montpe
lier cn this subject ? or is the town effected for or
acainst Montpelier' Is a Judge to be elected,
the same thing comes up like fianqao's host, ind
will not down at the bidding of any man. In such
a contest, the victory is sometimes oa one side and
sometimes on the other. As often as otherwise it
will happen that a man will be sacrificed if be hap
pen: to live in cither locality, and that measures
whieh either may desire will be defeated on
the tame grounds. The last twu years
have been fruitful ia illustrations 0!' tbe truth
of these remarks. For one, I do not desire that
. ... , I
has to pay! is too mconsideYablo bo be mentioaed !
in connection with the subject. I believe that it J
is inconsistent with tho honor and integrity of the
State, that this demand shoald bo longer outstand
ing. At least I hope Chittcndon County will
give an united vote for tho pending bill, and thus
show the rest of the State, that they will net per
mit the recollection of past grievances or aay oth
er personal oon;id:rations to prevent thera frtm
j performing an act of generosity, zs well as jni
Xto are told, however, tbat this must not be
dene now, because cf tho alleged defalcation of
the Treasurer. In other words, the State mcit
not perform an act of justice, because ono of her
servants has proved unfaithful. I do not see
the fores cf this reasoning. Here is a claim ; all
ngrec that we siall pay it at seme fatnro time,
with interest. I prefer to pay it now, when we
can discharge it without any interest at all. There
was a aaa who once deposited a small sum of
money in a Bank, which failed, and whenever he
was subsequently asked to pay a debt, could not
do it, became he had lost his money by the fail,
nro of the Bank. His neighbors, after the lapse
f soe yea:,uted to laagh sfthcabsardity cf his
excuse. It is to be hoped that our Legislature
will not refuse to do any just or equitablo thing
at the preicnt sesskn, becanso tho State may have
lost a few thonsand dollars by the defalcation of
one of her officers.
TIIE Fit AX KLIN COUNTY BANK.
We are informed by a friend who (though
havingaswcsuppose.no personal interest
in tbe Bank;, is in a position to understand
clearly tbe facts of tbe case, as they have ap
peared in evidence before tho Legislative
Committee, that the statements contained in
the letter of our Montpelier correspondent
of the 7th, in tbe Free Press ofthe 9th. con
cerning the Franklin County Bank, were as
wide from the real truth as they well could
be. Our correspondent is one who, wc aro
sure, cannot havo any earthly interest cn
either side of the controversy, and who
would not intenthnally canvey erroneous
impreffiion on this or any other subject ; he
nee jus in this case to have based bis remarks
on some erroneous information as to what
had been testified to before tbo Committee.
Our informant, in whose statements we place
full reliance, tells us that the evidenco
shows that the whole amount of $07,000 of
tbe Bank capital which was certified by the
BauK Commissioner in Apiil,lS50, bad been
paid in. That $52,000 of it was remitted
bv tbe Bank previous to April 16, to its cor
respondent in New York, and the balance
was in Vermont Binks at that date ; that ev
ery dollar of this $52,000 was drawn oat on
checks of tho Cashier, as he had occasion to
use it in tbe legitimate busimss of the Bank;
that $3000 in cash was paid in and certified
by the Commissioner in August, 1S5, and
th3 remaining $30,000, making the full
amount of the capital, was paid in and cer
tified in Janaury, 1S51 ; and has remiinod in
the Bank ever since that the account
with Drew, Robinson t Co., was closed
many years ago and transferred to tbe Amer
ican Exchange Bank, where it has ever since
been kept, and all the balances paid over ;
t'-at eo oag ae the firm of Drew, Rubinson &
Ca. kept the Bank account in New York,
they paid it 6 per cent, interest on its daily
balances in their hands, and from this source
alone the Bank has received a large acces
sion of its profits, and that this j5r nev
er owned any of its stock.
We are farther informed, in connection
with this case, that an attempt has been
made to extort money from. Mr. Burton, the
President tf tbe Bank, the facts of which,
as stated to us, are a follows : Mr. Burtjn
was informed on Friday that a man by the
name of Charles J. Church was in Montpe
lier with a reqakitua from the Governor of
(Connecticut, for O. A. Barton, charging hia
with some crime in connection with
the Litchfield Bank, and that unless Mr.
Church was settled with, he would take Bur
ton to Connecticut, &e. ; and that he bad
better be got ont of tbe way. Soon after,
Mr. Church was called upon by friends of
Mr. Barton, to whom be made the distinct
proposition, that he had a requisition from
Conn, for B., and if he (B.) would pay him
(Chuicb) $8,229, he would pocket his re
quisition and go home, giving Barton a fall
discbarge. It was suggested that he had no
authority thus to compromise and settle a
public prosecatijn. He replied that there
j woad be no tn-uble cn that point, that he
had had two similar requisitions for other
persons, who had settled and paid is prefer
ence to g?ng to Oema. ; that be would go
home to Conn.,and have a nolle pros, entered,
if Barton would pay, &c.
The matter was then put irto the bands of
the State's Attorney, who caused Church's
arrest, and after a full hearing before Cbas.
Lyman, J. P., he was bound over
und-r $1000, to take bis trial at tbe next
term of Washington Co. Court.
The whole matter concerning tbe Bank, is
now in tbe hande of the Committee, who in
due time will doubtless tell the Legislature
and the Public the facts of the case, and to
whom, in the lack of all personal knowledge
upon tbe subject, we are glad to leave it.
FOREIGN XI! WS.
The mail steamer Bremen, which touched
at Southampton on the 31st inst., reached
Xew York on the evening of the 11th. The
word from Paris is that Austria has dej
c la red that her concentration of troops in
Venetia and her increased armagemect has no
other object than that of repelling any at
tack, that she intends to adhere to her de
fensive policy. From Italy the news is that
an engagement had taken place between the
troops of the King of Naples and the Sardi
nians, with some success to the latter ; and
that Garibaldi and Emanuel were inakisg
combined preparations for a general battle
with the enemy.
Tut Cukx Crop. The damp and raisy
weather of the past month has prevented the
farmers in this vicinity from securing their
corn crop and stalks in as good condition as
was desired, considering tbe exceeding short
hay crop. In many cases in this town, as
well as in Shelburne, Hincsburgh and other
towns, corn, put up in cribs, which in ordi
nary years, answer every purpose for drying
com, has this year moulded and actually
grown, on the ear, so that it has had to be
tiben ont and spread in every available shel
tered spot on tho farm. It has also been a
matter of much difficulty to cure the stalks,
zn tbnt f hef traiild hfi fit for the mur-li newi-
ed fodder-frequent handling and plenty of j
eait are all that saves them irom tbe manure
heap, in many instances. Tbat this state of
things exists over a large tract of country, i
evident, from tbo fact tbat tbe Country Gen
tleman makes it tbe subject of an editorial in
a recent issue.
The Editor says that corn, moulded only
in a slight degree, will not make good sweet
bread, nor do well for seed, and recommends
the use of stoves for kiln-drying in latticed
corn he uses, and the raising of windows and
dailv use of tbe rake
in moving the corn
alt, when sproad on Soars,
Good News. The report is tbat Senator
Toombs of Georgia, and Chosnut of South
Carolina have resigned their seats ia tho U.
S. Senate. If a half dozen more overbearing
Southern Senators would also resign, and if
in the fret and fume of the time.their States
I should refuse to eleet any to Eucceed them,
. , u t. . ..
.the country wouia oe none tue worse off.md
tbe Republicans would have a good ascend
ancy in the Senate. Jlr. Toombs' resigna
tion is from Iho 4th of Mareh next.
At an out-of-doors meeting in Columbia,
S. C on the 10th, one of the speakers, Mr.
Coleock, said that although it was a large
crowd, he wanted to see one more man in it,
and that was Abraham Lincoln. He would
tell him to look upon that great crowd and
then ask if "he ever expected to wave his
Presidential sceptre otci that people. Hon-
cat Abe, he knew, would answer with down
cast eyes, Never !
We wonder if Mr. Colcock ever read the
fable of tbe fly on the bull's horn ?
Every town in St. Lawrence Co., N. Y.
(twenty-nine in all) gave a majority for
Lincoln and Hamlin. The majority in the
County was 7,214. Every town in Cayuga
Co., tho homo of Mr.Seward gives a majority
for Lincoln. The present state of the count
show- the majority in Now York State for
Lincoln & Hamlin considerably above 50,000.
Tho majority in Illinois for Lincoln
and Hamlin is a decided one. Egypt, so
called, gave Douglas a majority of 25,800,
the Northern districts over 42,000 majority
for Lincoln balance in his favor 16,200.
Ali the doubtful Senate districts have elected
Republicans. Tbc Legislature is strongly
Republican, in both branches.
Lincoln's majority in Pennsylvania is over
70,000, whieh will do.
There is still a doubt about N. Jersey.
Probably tho official count only can resolve
t. Yet taking the official returns as far as
published, and the democratic estimates for
the rest.four Republican Electors are ehoen.
The rest aTe conceded to Douglas.
CEXSDS OF 1800.
There has been a rumor afloat that tbe
present Censua shows n los; of population in
our State to the amount of three or four
thousand, since 1850. Walton's Journal
44 We learn from Marshal Partridge that tho
Census of Vermont for I860, will show a
gain in population of about 2,500 over the
Census of I860."
Political 44 Digs." It is suggested that
whether Mr. Douglas found his mother or
not, sbe, doubtless, by this time, 44 knows
that he is out."
Gov. Brown, of Georgia, in his special
secession message to tbe Legislature, says :
To every demand for further concession or
compromise of our rights, we should reply .
The argument is exhausted, end tee now stand
en our eirns.''
Heels up, of course. A truly expressive
attitude of defiance.
Where's 44 Popular Sovereignty?" It all
went for 44 Honest Old Abo "it did.
Let the people rule '
44 The Dymmykrat party ought to have
the American aisle off its banner this elec
tion," said an honest Irishman theother day.
44 Why ?" asked a bvstander.
44 Bekaise, you seo, tbeaigle isn't a double
beaded bard, and the party is," was the an
swer. 44 What would yoa put up in its ptece,
"Two Kilkenny eats, bedad.''
New Kind or Treason. A disunion cor
respondent of tbe Charleston Mercury, resi
dent at New Orleans, in regretting the fee
bleness of the secession tootiiaeat in that
city, sayB :
"I have spoken of the sentiment of the
community. I will add one fact. Letters
nave been regularly, and at times, in large
numbers, forwarded to the address of Mr.
Lincoln. This shows the treason which
Fort Edwaed Institcte. We have re
ceived the prospectus of this extensive and
p. inK,,,. Its mmBtmry for
Fall Term soon to close, shows a total of? 15
atadeats, 300 melee and 115 females.
The Board of loetmctioa consist .! S
Teachers. The buildings are of brick . erec
ted in 1854, stan expense, including forni
ture, fixtures, apparatus, and library, of
Board, washing, room, fuel, aad tuition
in common English branches, are famished
far $36 per term.
Rev. Dr. Uickoe, Vice Presdeat of Union
College, says of the Institute :
The eapervmion is striet and tiod. the
instruction and Etudy thorough and compre
hensive, and the general discipline prompt
For Catalogues or further information ap
ply to Rev. Joseph E. King, Principal.
Gor. Fairbanks has appointed as his Aides
de Camp, Abijah Keith, of Slontpelier, La
ther O. Greene, of Woodstock, Usnj. II.
Steele, of Derby, and B. K. Hyde, of Hyde-
A bad report of MadErao Biscacrianti
comes from California, through the San
Francisco correspondent of the New York
"Madaae Biscacrianti, whilom prims danna.
of the Italian opera, has fallen somewhat in the
scale of professional respectability, as well as in
the estimation of her former friends. .Madame
B. ho aeeepted an engagement with the manage
ment ofthe Athenroum.a cheap place of amusement
exclusively for masculine nleasure seeker. nnH
where lager beer and other stimulants aro served
to the auditory by flashily-dretsod young women,
of no reputation. Tho star of Madame Biscac
cianti's tame has set. She can never emerge from
the social horizon beneath which sbe has fallen.
To say the least, her course of life during a year
past has not been unexceptionable."
The Keeseviile Standard copies our allusion
to the resemblance between our towsman
Lucas, and the lata Mr. S. A. Douglas, of
Illinois, and says :
"Perhaps we ought to tell the story of the boy
who went to see the procession when Douglas was
ia Burlington. Keturning home, bis mother in
quired of him all the particulars, which he rave
stating, among other thines. that he kuw
riage containing Mr. Marsh, Judge Smalley, and
Jlr. JLvcat uxth hu hat off. Xow wo rir,.
Mr. Lnoas the other day .and found him one of
m? Rcpnb,ian' ia onr faite tow
Better late tuan kever. Lookin
the Plattsburgb Republican of the 10th, for
what it might say on the election of Lixcolx
and Hamlin-, we were on tbe point of conclud
ing tbat the editor had not heard of that
event ; when we found it stated ia the verv
tasi paragrapn ot its reading columns, that
44Abraham Lincoln is elected President of the
United States, and by a majority that oaht
to satisly apy reasonable man,"
A Lexington (Kv.) despatch of Nov,
says the rumor that Mr. Breckinridge
going South to make Union speeches o'
terfereinany way with the troubles of tho
! troubles of the sccessinnUr ; n,...!
Tho Editor of the La Crosas, (Wisconsin)
Union, who staked his printing office on
Douglas's carrying Illinois and Wisconsin,
appends this paragraph to tho announce
ment of the result of the October election :
Waxikd A large Bible with very coarse print.
Any persoa having sach a work, with a few con
soling passages marked, will get a good bargain.
Inquire at the editor's rooras all day.
The Journal of Commerce is angry with
the nonchalant attitudo of the Bepublican
Journals. It says :
Nero fiddled when Rome was burning ;
having doubtless first set the city on fire,
either personally or by proxy. The Repub.
fiddlft. fim cannon. &c. when a fire 13
kindling, in comparison with which, if it
should destroy tbe Union, tho burning of
Rome was but a trifle. And, as in tho case
of Nero, it was set by their own hands.
Destructive Fire. The Clarendon Hotel,
at Buffalo, was burned on Saturday morn
ing, about ona o'clock. Mr. Carland, ol
of the firm of Carland t Benno. clothiers,
was burned to death.
It is rumored that four servant girls are
lost, and it is thought that many strangers
have perished also. One man in the fourth
etorv raised a window and exclaimed that ho
was a stranger and could not find the way
out, and could not live another minute in his
room, and begged the crowd to save him. He
wa3 not seen again.
One man named Cnamberlain, jumped
from the fourth story and was aliaost instant
The total loss will be not Ux fir from
There was a heavy rain falling at tae time
which prevented fire from spreatriag beyond
A fluid lamp borst abont midnight, re
cently, in the bed-room of John . Pratt,
of Bennington, where it was left burning.
Jlr. Pratt had bis hands badly bnmed in
saving hi3 children, whose crib was but a few
feet from the lamp.
Jloses Fairbanks of Manchester, a man ol
55. committed suicide oa tbe 29th ult., by
cutting bii throat, during a fit of insanity,
caused, probably, by religious excitement.
The Extra Train which earned tho Ben
nington Fire Company to Hoosiek F&lls,
when N ood's Factory was burned, on its re
turn ran Into the engine boose instead of tbe
depot, at North Bannington, the switch
having been set wrong. Considerable dam
age was done to the beiWing and to an en
gine contained therein. No one on the tram
Jabex Wilcox, of Stamford, eloped on
Monday night of last week, with the wile of
Lyman Crozer, and after stopping in Bsn-
nington one night, started Lr Canada the fol
lowing morning. Wilcox left a wife and four
children, and hie paramour a husband and
Lemuel E. Sumner, of Clarendon, hung
himself in n little piece of woodland a little
way from his house, on the 3d. Tbe death
of a son in Kansas, news of which bad bean
just before raeeived, had very ranch affected
him, and it is probable he was at the time
Eiscn k Hannin's lumber shed at Rat
land, war burned on the 3d, with a quantity
of lumber and shingles, and two sleighs.
Total loss, between $1,500 and 2.000, no
insurance. Origin of the fire k not known.
Albert Palmer, station agent at Tergenaes,
has been arrested for embeiiletneot. He
fails to account for $1500 of the funds of tbe
It. P.. Co.
A man in Braadoa advertises a stray Fan
ning Mill, whieh was borrowed a year ago
and has not yet returned.
$15,000 have been raised to erect & new
building at Middleburj Colleg, and tbe cor
ner stone was laid oa the 1st of November.
Addresses ware made by President Labaree,
and tutor Kellogg, and a poem was recited
by E. H. Phelps, a member of tbe senior
class. The Building is to be built of brown
stone, 120 feat long, 36 feet wide and four
Mr. Nelson Dike, of Albany, raised the
post season, 6f:y bushels of wheat frosa two
bushels of seed.
A sca-np calling hiasalf Charles Boyd .and
pretending to be sent by friends in California,
carao toEphnaim Bryant's in Harthtad, and
after staying three days left suddenly, taking
with him about one hundred and twenty five
dollars fram a drawer in tbe house. The
loss of the money was not discovered nntil
be had bean gents twenty-four boars. Mr.
Bryant offers fif,y dollars reward for the re
covery of tbe money or apprehension of the
thief. Boyd is a short thick-set man, dark
complexion, hib cheek bones, broad face,
rather thick lips, and good teeth. He wore
light pants, black Irock coat, shawl, and a
boy's black hat ; a California gold ring oa
one little Soger, markad with the initials C.
B. On the other little finger, a large black
L. Robinson of Barton, has a Durham
bull calf, eight months eld, whtsh weighs
eight hundred and twenty-five p winds,
and girths five feet and a half. The has
been well fed, but is not in extra order.
On Friday the 2d, a little son of Mr. E.
Wioslow, of Bennington, about four yearn
old, fell into the well, at his grandfather's.
His father went out to look for him, and
coming near the well looked in, thinking he
heard a eat there. The boy immediately
cried out from the bottom : " Papa, help
me!" He was lying upon bis back, com
pletely submerged in tbe water with the ex
ception of the upper part of his face, which
be succeeded in keeping afloat by clinging to
the stones. He was very much chilled when
rescued, bat not a scratch could be found
any where about him. The well is some 50
feet deep, and contained 10 feet of water
and tho child's escape frora death, either by
the fall, or by drowaiDg, is almost miracu
lous. Sath Crawford, of North Bennington, at
tempted an outrage on a daughter of Norman
P.ice, only 13 years old, whom he met ia a
by-path. She defended herself bravely, and
managed to escape. On her complaint
Crawford was arrested and committed to
Two of Col. Fremont's partners in his
gold mine, which is said to be yielding a
great profit, are Fred. Billings, formerly of
Woodstock, and T. W. Park of Bennington.
The Montpelier Patrtot has been sold to
E. M. Brown, formerly of the Woodstock
Age, for $2,500. Mr. Brown takes possess
ion next month.
The Bradford Telegraph, a democratic
paper, is to bo rcpubliccr. henceforth. Dr.
Butler announced last week his withdrawal
from tbe editorial management, and says tbe
paper is to bo continued, under a new name,
and an entire cbango in its political charac
ter. ur. a. . Dodge, of PlainSeld, is unfor-
tunatc. He had hardly recovered from bis I
accident of some ; : i
""ou 444 4-s ,
irom Last Montpelier, the king-bolt of his i
wagon gave way, and he was arain thrown
out, bruising him severely, and breaking bis
elt arm at the same piaca aa before.
ITEMS OF jfEWS.
Ine propeller Mohawk, exploded her bifl.
er, hiv. 7, whil crossing St. Clair F!a'
near Detroit. Five persons, the second n
gineer, three firemen and one deck hand
were instantly killud.
The propeller sunk in eleven feet of watr
Her upper works are badly shattered, but it
is believod that sh can raised and broot
Tbe mowing machine establishment of
Walter A. Wood, at Hoisick Folie, wm
burned about 9 o'clock, Monday evening,
There was only one fire engine uf null pow
er in tbe village, and tbat gave ou; after
short usage, and was rendered worthless.
The water-wheel of the works was set ia op
eration upon hose, but tbe spread of the
dimes put a stop to this, and the while fac
tory, with tbe adjoraing shops of L. S. Ball
and Lyman Wilder, and part of tbe long
bridfie" acniss the river, were entirely con
sumed. The other end of the bridge was
saved by a force pump at tbe factory of Cbas.
A. Merriu, by which immense streaiM of
water were poured upon it. At midnight;
fire company came down from Bennington,
and did gcocf service. The los is 3260,000.
with partial insurance. Over three hundred
mechanics are thrown out of emi loyment.
In Newberjport, several bold robberies
have lately occurred, and on Monday sight,
policemen were stationed in several house
which were likely to bo next attacked.
About one o'clock, a burglar pried open a
window in one of them, end was climbing m
when he was shot by the watchman in iae.
Tbe burglar ran, but soon fell, and died ;a
five minutes. He was a stranger, a mulatto
of large frame and great strenetb, and had
as he confessed, robbed several houses in
that tity lately.
A physkisn in Cincinnati, Ohio, had. fbr
some time past, been rsQcn annoyed by tome
depredator, who drank Bp tbe milk ieft at
hit door-step at aa early hour. Ooe day
last wiek he left an emetic in she pitcner.
and soon after the ailkmaa bad passed, tae
doctor found a policeman in the D' -a5ar:a;
alley, "making bis returns."
At the recent election, a number of fils
ballots were thrown in a district ia Albany.
A very small State ballot was incased withm
tbe folds of the regular ticket, so that when
the Inspector fin tbe secret) dropped the bal
lot, by a slight pressure, tbe "little joker'
dropped into tbe box in advance of tbe right
Tbe opera is sueh a necessity in Paris hat
a telegraph office is to be pfceeed in the new
opera boose, about to be erected, with wires
running from the box office to tbe principal
hotels, so that strangers will be able to er.
gaze places immediately on their arrival iu
There was a great fire at Colombo, Ohio,
on the 6th, destroying tbe Niel jioace,
Blynu'i jewelry store. Alien's shoe rtorend
RienardeunV dry gooda store. Lose 250,000
The Boston Pas advertises "to be let a
very pleasant desk in the Boston Custom
Uouee tor four years. Apply to Abraham
Tha vote on Case Cod was very lie this
year ; an unusually well attended school of
mackerel has been off the coast for iour or
five days, and muet of the people aeesa to
think that a President is sure to be elected
anyhow, but that if you want mackerel ,yoo
must catch them when you can.
An actor named Stener, was killed on the
stave of tbe German theatre in 3i jw Urlssas
rreentlT, during a murder scene. Ilia oppo
nent had a real weipon instead of the usual
stage dagger, and Stener was a little intixi
eated, and aid not keep himself away from
the stroke. He was carried from tbe tase
mortally wounded, while Kroger, his oppo
nent, was arrested. The curtain w-js down
but a short time, the pool of blood waj
washed up, and then it was announced to
tbe audience that tbe drama could not Se
oonduded. but that a farce would be substi
tuted. The audience applauded, up went
tbe curtain, and for a whole boor, tbe fal
low actors of Stener exerted tbeseselves tc
make fun, while the auditors laughed and
applauded as if the spilling of a man's blood
wae a mere trifle.
Tbe omnibus receipts of London for a
week, endins Oct 10, were some $430,000.an
average of $3,000,000 a year.
Philadelphia papers state tbat Mr. Bare am
is about to eswbibh a mu-eam ia tbat city.
The explosion of die boilers of the pro
peller Globe reported by Telegraph on Thurs
day, was censed by allowing the water to
set very low, and then suddenly filling th?
boiicr. There were 13 persons soiled.
The Hertford Cawratu of Wednesday aozo
ins; prints the felsowing :
HAXXToas, Nov. 6, 1
To xhs Wins Awtaehs or rax Uxto.f.
GREETING "Tbe original Jacobs" wi'u
meet you in Washington, March 4th, 1830.
Dr. Lytsea Pi saner, who cast his first vote
f"r Wasningtoa, was taken by his son, oa
Tuesday, to tbe pella that he might cast fats
lat vote for Lincoln. As the venerable man,
with flowir-s and silvery locks, entered trie
room tbe crowd parted right and left, acd
silently mace way for him.
The track of the Wilmington and Ariaata
railroad was washed away by a rain, a lew
ago, and a little boy discovering tbe aamag.
walked up tbe track and with much difficul
ty succeeded in stopping a coming train, ia
time to prevent a catastrophe. The little
fellow is to be sent to the tieorsis Military
Institute at the expense of the State.
There was an earthquake along the sr.'r
of lake Michigan opposite Chicago, Oct.
21. The party who felt it aay it began with a
heavy sound whieh eon tin tied for some sec
onds, rumbling slowly along, and terminat
ing in a sharp detonating sound immediately
under their feet, accompanied by a trembling
and shaking of the earth. Immediately
crack oiened, clearly and well defined aLc
the ridge, gradually widening from a nuar
ter of an inch to three-quarie, and eoae
eight rods long. The party left iasaediaie
1y. Similar shocks are snid to be ireqaen".
in that locality.
The first railroad in Turkey has lately
been opene-l for public travel. " It is a shor
line from Kostenji, on the Black Sea. t
TebernaviMle on the Danube. It cuts off an
immfjose sweep of the river, however, and
when fairly in operation will brine: Con
stantinople within 5 12 dy of L indon
almost three days nearer than it present.
t is built by an English company. Anotaer
ne is in course of eoesrruction irom Smyi
a to Aden, a city in the centre of the great
f rait region.
The Perrv Factory in Newport, was burs
Thursday night. The alarm was gsji
while tbo Wide Awakes were in pi nroasiua.
and it was thought to be a &fee alarm de
signedly givcn,and in consequence the Saras
obtained great headway before anything was
done. The loss is about 15,000. This is
tbe third mill which has been destroyed is
Newport within a year, two of which were
owned by the same corporation .
About half an hour after a thunder show
er last week, tbe bouse of Mrs. Cbas. Griffin,
ia W. Hartford, Ct., was apparently struck
by lightning , a sudden report was beard,
like the report ot a thousand cannon about
the house, sltakmg the building. Mrs-. G
said tbat balk of fire seemed to dance before
her eves. A sulphurous smell was discerned
in the atmosphere, but, on examinatwn no
damage was foand except the borsting open
ofthe cellar hatchway. I JPf'5
'return bolt." as it is eaj M, mZ
of tfiegro ind and ptoded in the ceJar
The sky was clear at tbe time
rtaJy, kill h I n, which pr
injecting a nto aa pe
empu'j4 -,w. oan SS3
nd carrYinu . .k:,
"handise, bava gone from
for tae emu. 1 .
nn tlie DKHB3-
of any previous year
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