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llohor to the Memory of Senator Colin
f.vcry vermonter will read witn in
terrst the tributes paid in the two
Houses to the memory of Judgo Col
lamer. Wc should be glad if our limits
allowed us to copy at full length the
thoroughly tppreciativc and excellent speech
of Senator Foot, of which wc give a por
tion . we give space also to Judge
Poland's statement of Mr. Collamcr's
standing as lawyer and Judge, toMrMor
rill's condensed sketch of his life and polit
cal opinions, and to Mr. Raymond's
hearty testimony alike to the worth of
Senator Collamcr and of the State he repre
sented so ably and truly. It is indeed scl
dom that such high and unqualified praise
is accorded to a public man, and Vcrmontcrs
as they read these eloquent tributes of res
pect, will cherish with higher pride the me
mory of tho strong and good man, whose
worth is thus commemorated.
THE EXD OF SLAVEItV!
Ratification of the Constitutional Amend
H7om II. Seurard, Staxlary of Slate of
ine unnea males, lo all to whom thes c
presents may come, greeting :
Know ye, that whereas the Congress of
the United States on the 1st of February
last passed a resolution which is iu the
words following, Tiz :
" A resolution submitting to the Legist
lures ot trie several states a proposition to
amend tbc Constitution of the United States.
Kcsolved, by the Senate and House of Re
presentatives ol the United States of Ameri
ca, in Congress assembled, two-thirds of both
ii . i . i - ,.
iJuuM j uuncurrju, uui ise louowing ar
ticle I proposed to the Legislatures ot the
several States as nn amendment to the
Constitution of the United States, whieli
whin ratified by three-fourths of said Lecis-
1-4. I. 1 1 . .... 5 .
laiurcs, snau oe vana to all intents and
purposes as part of said Constitution, viz :
Article XIII , Section 1. Neither slavery
nor involuntary servitude, except as a pun
ishment for crime, whereof the party shall
have been duly convicted, shall exist within
tho United States or any place subject to
Section 2. Congress shall hae power to
enforce this article by approiiriatc legisla
And whereas, it appears from official do
cumenls on file in this Department, that the
amendment to thcConttitution of the United
States, proposed as aforesaid, has been rat
fed by the Legislatures of the States of "
now, Rhode Island, Michigan, Mr
New lork, West Virginia, Ohio, j'1:
Nevada, Indiana. oun.
. Vermont, .enne-, Arkansas,
.unccticut, New Iltmr6l-1;rCf Maine, Kan
sas, Massachusetts, Penryirania, Virginia,
South Carolina, Alaba-flja, North Carolma,
arid'O'eoraia lo all twenty-seven States.'
And whereas, the whole number or States
in the Uaited States ia thirty-six.
Atd, whereas, tho Icforc specially named
States whose Lcguiitures have ratified tho
said proposed amendment, constitute three
fourths of the vhola number of States in the
United States :
Kaw,. therefore, be it known that I, Wil
tJttiI. Seward, Secretary of tho United.
;SiUei, by virtue and in pursuance of the
second section of the act of Congress, ap
proved on the 20th of April, 1818, entitled
An act to provide for tlio publication of the
laws of tbc United States and for other pur
poses, do hereby certify that the amendment
aforesaid has become valid to all intents and
purposes as a part of the Constitution of the
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set
my hand and caused the stal of the Depart
ment of State to be affixed.
Done at Washington, this ISth day of De
cember, in the year of our Lord 1S65, and
of the Independence of the United States
ot America the ninetieth.
William II. Seward,
Secretary of State.
MESSAiCG FROM THE PRESIDENT.
The Progress of Reconstruction,
AlTAIKS AT THE SOUTH MORE l'ROMISIXC TIIAX
COULD HAVE BEEN" EXPECTED.
Washington-, Dec. 19
The following Message was sent to the
Senate by the President :
In reply to tbc resolution adopted by tho
Senate on the 12th, 1 have the honor to state
that the rebellion waged by a portion of the
people against the properly constituted au
thorities of the Government of the United
States, has been suppressed that the United
States are in possession of every State in
which insurrection existed, and that as far
as it could be done, the courts of tho United
States have been restored, post offices re-established,
and steps taken to put into effec
tive operation the revenue laws of the coun
try. As the result or the measures instituted
by the Executive with the view of inducins
the resumption of the functions of the State
comprehended in the inquiry of the Senate,
the people in North Carolina, South Caroli
na, Georgia, Alabama, Miseitsippi, Louis
iana, Arkansas and Tennessee, have reorgan
ized their respective State governments,
and are yielding obedience to the laws and
government of the United States with more
willingness and greater promptitude than
under the circumstances could reasonably
have been anticipated.
The projwscd amendment to the Constitu
lion, providing for the abolition of slavery
forever within the limits of the country, has
been ratified by each one of thoso States,
with the exception ofMitsi&rippi, from which
no official information has been received, and
in nearly all '.f them measures have been
adopted, or arc now pending, to confer upon
the frcedmcn the privileges which arc es
sential to their comfort, protection and se
curity. In Florida and Texas, the people arc mak
ing commendable progress in restoring their
State governmcnts.nnd nodoubt is entertain
ed that they will at an early period, be in a
condition to resume all their practical rela
tions wan me rcaerai government.
In that portion of the Union, lately in re
bellion, the aspect ol affairs is more promis
ing, in view of all the circumstances, than
it could well have been expected. Tjio peo
ple throughout the entire South evince a
laudable desire to renew their allegiance to
the Government, and to rejair the devasta
tions of the war bv a prompt and cheerful
return to peaceful pursuits.
An abiding faith is entertained that their
actions will conform to their profcssions.nnd
that in acknowledging the- supremacy of' the
Constitution and laws of the United States
their loyalty will bo unreservedly given to
the Government whose leniency they cannot
fail to appreciate, and whoso fostcrin" care
will soon restore them to the condition of
it is true tnat in some of the States the
demoralizing cuccts ot the war are to be
seen in occasional disorders, but these are lo
cal in character, not frequent in occurrcace.
uuu uru ruiuuiy uisappeanng as me author!
ty of the civil power is extended and (us
taincd. Perplexing questions were ninml.
ly to be expected from tho great and wdden
change in the relations between the tan.
ccs, but systems aro gradually developing
vuujc..ik?, uuuu n liivu ircfuman will
receive the protection to which be 14 initio
entitled, and by the means of his lahnr ,iV
himself a uscAU and independent member of
uio community in wmcn tie has his home.
From all information in my possession and
from that which I have recently derived from
most reliable authority, I am indnml n
cherish the belief that sectional animosity ia
surely and rapidly merging itself into the
spirit of nationality, and that representation
connected with a properly adjusted system, of
laaaiiuu win reeuu in narmomous rcsurfn-
tion ot tnc relations ot fctatcs to the national
Ice report of CarlSchurz is herewith
iransmmea as requested by tncSciatc. No
report lrom lion. John Lovodc las been re
ceived oy tne president.
lec attention of the Senait is invited to
the accompanying report of Lieut. General
Grant, who recently made a tour of jdspcc-
T I. -. . . . i r .t . .
uuu iuiuujiu ccicniioi me oiatea wnoso m.
habitants participated in the rebellion.
Washington, Dec. IS, 1SG3.
Reconstruction in Alabama.
Secretary Seward has addressed tbe ful
lowing communication to tbe Provisional
Governor of Alabama :
Wasiiikqto.v, Dec 18, 1SC5. J
To Hit Excellency Letcit K. Partont, Prv.
eor. male 0 .llabama, .Montgomery.
Sir : The time has arrived, in thi ;inli.mnt
of the President of theJ United States, when
the care and conductor the public affairs of
me .zinc oi Aiaoama mav Le remitted tn h
constitutional authorities chosen by the people
'""""i iiuoui uangcr io me peace and safety
of the United States. Br di
dent of the United States, therefore, you are re
lieved from the trust which was heretofore re
posed in you as a Provisional Governor of the
State of Alabama.
Whenever the Governor elect shall hr
cepted and become qualified to discharge the du
ties of the executive office, you will transfer the
papers and property of the State, now in vn.r
custody, to His Excellency, the Governor elect.
It gives me especial pleasure to convey to you
the President's acknowliilomoni nf .!.):.
loyalty and discretion, which have marked your
administration. You will
specifying the day on which this communica
tion is received.
I have the honor to be.
i our iixccllcncy 8 most ob't Serv't
WILLIAM II. SEWARD.
The President has thus taken another in.
portant step in the process of rcconstn je.3)n
That in due time the provisional rovernora
must give way to others duly clecitd by the
citizens of the Southern Statoi. ....
they should do so as soon as the chanr a can
be made "without danger to tho vcaiv nnd
safety of the United States," na ffnc
doubt. The only qacst,n ;g whctillcr that
time has been rcac In thc 0 ion of
the President, v'
nose position gives bim the
best means '
of judging correctly, it has; and
.rely trust he is not mistaken.
Conce&s. Thc tcnatc, on Monday
patted a resolution instructing the Secre
tary of thc Senate to pay thc amount of
salary due to thc late Senator Collamcr, at
the time ot his death, to his widow.
Thc House concurred in tbc Senate'
resolution for thc suitable observance of tbc
twelfth or Fekthc day of thc death of Pres
ident Lincoln, and passed a bill appropriat
ing twenty-five thousand dollars salary, to
Tue RECirRociTT Treaty. It is reported
that Mr. Gait, the Canadian Minister of Fi
nance, has returned to Ottawa from Wash
ington, with no success to report in hia ef
forts to secure a continuance of the treaty.
The Canadian government however, docs not
despair or procuring a renewal, and after
Christinas holidays another deputation will
proceed to Washington to continue ocgocia-tions.
An article in a Chicago parcr M7'DS
Canada can have free trade by coming into
the Union, and that it must come, for the
rivcrSt. Lawrence is wanted by the West,
is creating some excitement in Canada West.
The State Reiorii School. The Commis
sioners of thc Reform School vibitcd Char
lotte, tho other day, on their tour of explor
ation for a suitable site for that institution.
An occasional correspondent writes us as
follows of their visit :
Any of your readers who have enjoyed the
delightful ride over the road from the elegant
grounds of the Mccchcs to Charlotte by way of
Hon. Luther Stonc's.cannot have failed to notice
the great swell of the grounds lying to thc east
immediately above the Railroad one continu
ous ridge of the most desirable farming lands,
reaching into the middle of thc town now en
tirely unoccupied by buildings, and affording
probably thc most inviting site for an institution
contemplating thc peculiar ends of that under
the care of commissioners to be found in
Vermont or anywhere else.
Standing, last week, on the old "Newell
place." now the property of 1). L. Spear, Esq..
thc unsurpassed beauties of that and the neigh
boring sites so surprised the Cominisiioucrs, that
the plan was at once conceived of bringing them
into the market, and an association of citizens
appointed a committee to address thc Comniis
sioirtii and make an offer of a site of their own
cheesing, for thc sum of money at present at
their disposal, and a refusal of a like or larger
amount of land, at another day so as to afford
an opportunity to enlarge the grounds at a price
satisfactory to to all the interests concerned.
It seems that other sections of thc State are
not indifferent to the advantages connected with
thc location of such an institution, we are,
however, assured that the gentlemen of the
commission are capable ef appreciating thc
extreme delicacy of their position.with regard to
the vital interest, and are not likely to forget
that an unprecedented degree of favor has al
ready been extended to certain sections of the
Chrrlotle. December 12. l;?0u.
The Holidays Coming.
Holiday time is close upon nf. Our shop
k eepcre have filled their stores with attractive
goods and arc "ready for the question."
Those who have to purchase present for the
children don't need to be told where Camp
bell's is. They only ncl to know that every
jear increases his stock ol toys, and choice
confectionery, and that he in this year a
little better supplied than ever with every
1 1. ; :n r ....
....uk in uis jiuc irom a penny wnistic to a
wnoie village. Campbell s candies too, be
it remembered, are reliable. Sec his adver
tisement for further particular?.
" Cuaru:v " Hart, too, in Rank RIock
announces toys for the million at wholesale
and retail, and can readily supply any taste
at almost any price.
II. L, otorv has toys in good variety, to
gether with a stock of musical instruments
picturcSjancy frames, Ac, never so large
or so desirable.
vOt. is. Js. Ifuow.v. at China Hall, also
keeps toys and in his stock of china is manv
a desirable article for a holiday gift.
Among all thc above, thc little folks can
not fail to be suited.
The Jewelrv SroRis. The high price of
the precious metals docs not lettsen tho
amount or gold and silver that is pat into
articles of luxury and use, if we can judge
from a look into tbc shops of our Rurlington
Jewellers. Their stocks of clcgaut silxcr
and silver-plated ware, watches and jewelry,
gems, cutlery, and other articles of tatc
were never larger or more attractive.
Wc commend our readers to a look at the
stocks of Jakes E. Rrissvaih on Church
Street, and Erinssiaid A HanRtTii in Rank
RIock, both so long and favorably known
and of E. R. Frrn. on the cast side ol
Church Street, a nc wer applicant for public
patronage, but one riie taste, variety and
extent of whose stock ol goods will command
attention without pr? jsc of ours.
UCR IJOOK ijTORzs, arc driving an active
business about these days, and dceerve their
prosperity. There is no nicer gift than an
elegant and useful v oluiuc, and tho cata
Ioguc of handsome holiday books keeps
lengthening from ycr j- to year. Our book
merchants keep up to thc times, as will be
owned after a visit to. K. A. Fuller's well
known store on Chu xU Street, never more
fully stocked ; or to C. 0. Fke.ch'! on the
corner, filled with f rcL atrivals from mar
ket. Mr. Hcstimito.v is also, wo euppce,
as heretofore, well supplied.
Of oourso we all know that the Rook-
stores contain many elegant fancy articles,
besides books. "Wc need only add that
our book merchants arc reliable and worthy
men, and our readers abroad can order of
them with entire confidence in their ca
The New Conckus. A Washington cor
respondent gives thc following compltincu-
tary dtircisption of the new Congress :
"Tra-pcnional appearance of this Con
gress, Jh face, drt.-ss, mariner, and in that in
dotsrablc something which we call 'air,' is
far superior, as our memory reports, to any-
tlimg in tlie jistory ol tne past, llicro
seem to be but few representatives cr the
class of 'last men,' who formerly figured so
conspicuously in Washington no dapper,
whippet-snapper looking specimens ; the
roughs, too, seem scarce, and the great mass
wear an air of thoughtfulncss as thoagh
they understood and felt the magnitude of
the errand that brought them to the Cap
itol." Another correspondent has discovered tho
"specialties" of some of thc Senators as fol
Sumner, anti-slavery; Fcsscnden, finance ;
Sherman, finance ; Trumbull, judiciary ;
James M Grimes, navy ; Henry Wilson.mil
itary ; Zachariah Chandler, commerce;
James It Doolittle. Indian alia ire ; udgor
Cowan and Ira Harris, law ; John Conness,
and Jam's YV Nye, interests of the Pacific ;
Solomon Foot, parliamentary knowledge ;
Henry R Anthony, journalism ; James Gu
tbrics, finance ; 11 Gratz Brown and John R
Henderson, interests of Missouri and thc
Real Estate. We learn that thc "How
ard Hotcl"wa sold Wednesday Tor $11,000,
to D. C. Bakbzr, for some years past its les
scc,and thc popular keeper of tho Hotel.
Before Recorder Raul Weyncsdaj Michaej
llalcy was brought up on a charge of drunk
enness, and was fined $5 and cost.
On Thanksgiving day a young lady of
i csiuoro, Aiass.. alter a snort acquaintance,
married n returned soldier. On thc follow
un the lollow-
ing morning, tbc young bride donned her
cloak and bonnet, and evading bcr husband's
question aa to where she was going, left the
house, and took the next train ot cars out of
town. She has not since been heard from.
.Mr. N. P. Rarbour has been appointed
teller in the Farmers and Mechanics Bank.
He is lately from Middlcburyand brings to
his new duties a high reputation.
Rev. N. G'. Clark. Profl-scor of Rhetoric
and English Literature ia Union College,
has resigned his place to assume his impor
tant duties of Secretary of thc American
Board of Foreign Missions. Just before his
departure, thc students presented him with
tho complete historica works or Rancroft,
Pnscott and Motiev twenty-eight octavo
volumes, richly bound The presentation
was made by one of tbc Seniors in u very
complimentary tpceeb, which was feelingly
and appropriately responded to by Prof.
Rev Zcnas Rhss, well known and much
respected by many of our readers here and
in Jericho and Richmond, where he formerly
preached, died mAmhcit,Mass., December
Otb, oged 57.
Rev. E. B. Chambcrlin ha? removed from
Etscx to Wcetford, and has been hired by
the Congregational Church in Wcetford for
Samuel Williams, IV-q., of St. Albans, the
capable and popular Secretary of Civil and
Military Affairs for the last four years, has
been appointed Treasurer of tho Vermont
Central Railroad Comjuny, and has entered
upon thc duties of his office.
Thc Boston Traveller says that ".. K.
P.ingborn is talked of for United States
Scuator from New Jersey, in case thc efforts
to uDK-at Mr. Stockton arc successful.'
Rev. L. 0. Bro&tow of St. Johtisbury, has
returned from Virginia from an unsuecos
tul attempt to' procure the remains or his
brother, killed in battle.
Fri d. E. Smith or Montpelfcr. has received
thc appointment of Cashier to the First Na
tional Rank of Muntpclier.
Capt. J. T. Drew has purcltaK-d the stock
in trade of J. V. Raboock A Cj., furniture
dealers, Muntfelicr. and proposes to carry
on thc business.
Jabez Parkhurst, Esq., died tit Fort
Covington, Eesex County, N Y.,on the 20th
ol October,, ISCo, aged 0. He was a na
tive or Sharon, Vt., and graduated at Ver
mont University in thc class of 1310, in
which he field high rank as a FciioUi. Among
Ins classmates in thc University ot Vernvrnt.
were Jacob Collamer, Timothy Folic tt, Nor
man Williams, David M. Camp and William
Convention or Wool Growiri axi Wool
Manctactuiies. Thc convention of wool
growers and wool manufacturer, held on the
13th inst., at Syracuse, X. V., was a meet
ing of great interest. The producer and
consumer have at last unittil for mutual eu-
port and protection. Thc leading wool grow
ers of Ohio, Illinois, New England and New
York were present, as were alio many prom
inent manufacturers from tho East. Hon.
Henry I. Randall presided, and opened the
discuseion with a dircet declaration that mu
tuality ot interest s the foundation of
prosperity to both tbe great industrial rrp-
icscntcd. E. R. Rigclow, Etn., in Leluilf of
thc manufacturers, aowjitcd tbc view of thc
President. Dr. Geo. R. luring, as Prcti
dent ol thc New England Wool Growers
Association, followed, in an elaborate ad
dress, giving a sketch of tho tariffs of the
last lorty years, calling thc attention of the
wool growcis to tbc fact that their wools arc
priced in foreign markets, not here, remind
ing the manufacturers tliat fixing -old at 170
gave tbc importer an opportunity to saic his
duties, and ending with a sketch c f tbc val
tie of heavy wool and merino slsecp to tb
wool grower, ni.d also to the manufacturer
Resolutions) wete unanimously adojUed de
claring the meeting to be in faor of ft tarift
of protection for' wtol and woolen gunln. and
appointing a committee of three from aach
body, to present tho matter before Congress
A committee of six was appointed to eon
rider whether hereafter wools should lie pur
chased in a washed or unwashed state,
report at tho next meeting.
Is it not So? President Johnson doc
not stand thc slightest chance of a rc-elic-tion
by the jarty now in jouer. I'liis he
knows right well ; but if lie desires it, he
knows he can bo elected in LSliS, in spite
of all they can do against bim. Is this not
so? Rutland Courier.
iot quite. If anything is eteur as to
political prositcts it is that tlie Republican
Union rty will retain control ol the gov
crnmcnt for thc next presidential term,
Thc rail elections, in which the Democracy
played their last and best card and lsst
settled that. Mr. Jobnioi therefore knows
that if re-elected at nil, ho must be rcchoein
by thc party now in power.
The hearing in thc case of Knox A Co,
before Justice Hollcnbeck Monday, resulted
in thc binding over of CharlcsJDearborn, one
of the managers of Gift Exhibition, in $2110
bond to appear for trial at the next term cf
the County Court, on a charge of "unlaw
fully setting up and promoting a lottery."
Jcsii. Killings ox Billiards. Ervbody
seems tew do gitiinging crazee over a new
game, which haz jit bin diskovcrcd, called
t iz played on the top ov a table which iz
a little longer than it iz square, and thc
game seems tew konsist iu pushing sum
rouna red tan is agin sum round white
bawls, until tbey drop into sum little tuid-
uing nags which arc nung onto tnc outside
ov the table
It takes 2 men to play the came, but 4 or
it lean look on.
They take oph their coats, and stand clues
up tew the label, with a short peace ov a
LMiluiu in meir nanus, wmcn naz a CIialK
mark onto the end ov it.
Then ono begins, by giving eno ov thc
bawls a punch in tlie Iicilcy, wfucii sends it
agin the next one's belly ,-and soon, till the
totlicr Icllow's turn lor punching comes on.
Hut yu ought tew tec the game : it kant
be delineated bi words.
Ono feller generally beats the other fel
ler, and tticn lie pays tnc landlord ov tbc
contarn 25 cents lor thc privelcgcovgitting
beat, anu buys sum gin. witu lemonade in it
and uwl bands drink.
Then 2 more takes holt ov the fisb-noles.
and they punch for a spell, and so it goes
tgj'iclock in the morning; then each
gocs hiuui. 4having enjoyed line excicisc, a
little drunk j.-rharw, but tbc muscles iu
their breast arc o expanded that they kant
ketch thc consumpshun nor tho smaul pox.
This ir liltyardt. Saturday Press,
Ex-Go.'ernor Thomas Corwin died at
Washington Dec. 18th.
A welt rn man, who is in thc special con
fidence of the muskrats, says that wc shall
have, this time, the lightest winter wc have
had for thirteen years.
The substitution of Horace F. Clark, a
son-in-law of Com. Vnnderbilt.forMr. Corn
ing, as a Director of thc New York Central
Railroad, causes some discussion in financial
A resolve is before the House of Rcprcscn-
tatives to give itie name oi i.inco m to one ol '
thc icw esttrn Territories. There is a
I Watbiniton Tcrrilory. but no other Presi-
Jcnfg name is borne by a sucking State. I
An cxploeion took place at the Washing- jtilbCrations of Congress and salufy the public
ton Arsenal on Monday, by which seven indgement. And well might this Impression
men, nil recently discharged soldiers, cm- prevail. For to sneh a work the mind of Judge
ployed in the arncqal;. in sorting cartridges, Collamer was admirably adapted. His. knowl
werc killed, and otliert) badly hurt. j edge of tbe history and institutions of our coun-
Tim I.ATE SK.VATOR COLL.VMEU
Tributes to His Memory.
Senate Mr. Toot of Vt. 5Ir. President, I
rise to ask thc Senate to suspend for this day its
deliberations upen public affairs, that wc may
offer fitting and approfriito tribute to thc char
acter and memory of one who has long been ss
sociafed with us in the national council, but
who is with C3 now no more. Since oar assembl
ing here at this present session, wo have all had
occasion to remark, none of U3 can have failed
to remark, thc absence of ene of our
members one whom we have long been accus
tomed to meet and to hoH council with in these
halls. An ildcr brother, who has long minglsd
with us in our deliberations here a wise and
discreet statesman a learned and judicious
counsellor a pure patriot a just and an up
right man, has been removed from among us by
the hand of death a venerable form long fa
miliar to our sight, has been taken away out of
our Drcscnce. 1 bring no new message to this
boJyJfor it has alrculy been heralded throughout
thc country, yet I am none thc less sad in mak
ing thc formal announcement to thc
Senate of thc death cf my late colleague. Hon.
Ja:ob Collamer. It is eminently fit and rcconi
ing, Mr. l'rcsilcnt, as it is also in accordance
with an approved nud sacred custom, that wc
pause for an hour in thc ordinary routine of our
daily labor that we may consecrate that hour to
thc virtues and thc memory of a deceued and
lamented associate who has shared so long and
so largely in our regards and in the public con
fidence, for Ins mature wisdom and Tor his great
moral excellence "Your colleague. Judge Col
lamer, is dead," was the startling telegraphic
message I received at my borne about five weeks
ago. He expired at his residence in Woodstock
Vt., on thc evening of the Oth of November
past, alter a brief illness of little more than a
single week, at his own bouse, in the midst ot
his own affectionate and devoted household, in
tbe full exercise of his intellectual fAoulties.with
an abiding and unshakeu faith in the Christian
religion, and in the cherished hope of a blissful
Rut three weeks before his decease, he visited
Montpelier, the cipital of the State, some fifty
miles from bis residence, to attend the funeral
services of a younger and favorite brother. Hiv
ing paid the last sad ntea of respect aud affec
tion to a brother's memory, he returned to his
own, but, alas, only to lay h-mstlf down so soon
to die. lly this dispensation, so sadden and so
sad. the Senate of the United States has lost one
of the oldest, most experienced and mot trusted
ef its members; tbe country one of tbe ablest
and purest of its statesmen; suciety and the
church ofnhich he was a mcubcr.one of tbe worth
ies t and brie, he t example ; my own State her
most eminent citisen.and this day there is mourn
ing throughout bcr borders.
Mr. Foot then gave a sketch ef the lift of Mr.
Collamer, and concluded with a glowing eulogy
upon his late colleague, as a wise and incorrup
tible statesman, whose loss was a national ealam
ity. and whose example should be followed by
all who aspire to the faithful service of their
An the conclusion of the oration, Mr Foot of
fered tbe following :
Httolttl, That the Senate have received with
the deepest sensibility tbe announcement of tbe
death ot lion Jacob Collamer, late a Senator of
the United States from the State cf Vermont.
Ittsolrtd, That the members of the Senate
from a sincere desire of showing every saark of
respect due to thc memory of Hon Jacob ( olla
mer, will go into mourning by wearing crape on
toe lea arm lor thirty days.
IlesolreJ, That as a further mark of respect
for tbe memory of the decease, the Senate do
It wat ordered that the Secretary communi
catc these resolutions tu the II .use of Kepresen-
Mr. Harris, of New York svd - It is not for
Vermont alone to mourn New York claims
tbe privilege of standing l y her ide in tbe hour
of affliction ; of beudius with her in gnef over
the grave ol her illustrious son. He was a son
of Vermont by adoption, of New York by birth.
Tbe elevated position he so long 'c.rnpied ; the
extensive influence be so long wielded ; tbe
honor awarded by all, may justly satisfy tbe
pride both ot bis native and adopted Mates. A
man of singular worth and rare virtue has
been lost to us both. As Senators, we may well
nnite in paying our tribute of respect to tbe
memory of one so .io.-tly honored. We may
well pause in our deliberations to bestow our
homage upon one so justly beloved. The Sen
ate has indeed lost one of it ablest statesmen
one of its purest patriots. In honoring such
man we honor ourselves. Wbeu we met in this
chamber a few days ago, I am sure the thought
was present to every mm i that one o! our auni
ber was not here ; that one seat had been made
vacant ; that the oldest and moat experienced
perhaps thc wisest ol our body, was gone. It is
kttrd tor ns to believe that the venerable form
so familiar to tu here, wili uo looser ttuud
our mid4 ; that he who wu so lately the ob
ject nf our reverence, has already been carried
away by death ; that we shall never again lis
ten to wordt ol wisdom aud patriotism from bis
line. Those who knew turn Imt will miss him
most In the Senate, where his counsels had
been so prominent, his death wiil 1 felt as no
ordinary bereatcim nt. Wc do well to mourn
for him. How freiuently, Mr. President, we
have been called to honor the Senate's dead ; to
pay toe homage which friendship is ever
prompt to otfcr to those who have been our as
soeiates in tbe National Council. This is the
sixth occasion since I became a member of this
body when the Senate has taiued to render its
public tribute to the memory of its dead
The cloiuoce of Done la and lUkcr is no long
er heard in these halls : iiingham and Thomp
son and llwts no longer appear in their wonted
places. inus one at;er another familiar taoe
disainars, and the great acd the good pass
from among us. Hut of them all, thc loss of
none will be more deeply fel than that ef bim
to whose memory we now pay tbe last tribute
of affection and respect. It is not my purpose
to speak in detail or the life ami oharacter and
public services of our lamented friend. To do
so, would be to repeat what has been so well
and so beautifully said by the Senator who has
preceded me ; and what could be more beautiful
or more appropriate than the eulogy to which
wc have just listened? He has traced the
course of Judge Collamer from the earliest be
ginning ol his career to his but hour, showing
now by hit energy, bis intellectual tower and
moral worth, he reached tbe high position he so
long occupied. ! did not know him, as did thc
Senator from Vermont, when in thc pride and
freshness ol his life. When we first met, the
hand of time hid touched him ; but even then
I saw enough to realize what he might have
been in thc full maturity of his vigor and man.
hood. He hail passed beyond thc allotted period
of human life, yet even his last years were de
voted with all fidelity and success to the service
ol bis country, lo tbe last be continued to ex
hibit thc effects of a mind disciplined by early
habits of industry, and well furnished with the
rich fruits of a long experience. In bim were
hapiuly combined those elements which consti
tutc the sound and iuJicious statesman and the
man of great personal dignity. He was justly
esteemed for the excellence of Jiis judgment and
the punty of his character. Ilia most promi
nent characteristics were sound discretion.
clear discernment, good common sense, and
great honesty of purpose. No purer patriot
ever participated in tnc councils ot thc nation
Ho did not often occupy the attention of thc
Senate in debate, but when he rose to speak he
always received tnc most respectful and earnest
attention. Such was the directness and force ot
his argument ; so fluent were bis resources both
of wisdom and experience ; so minute was his
knowledge of public affairs, that all present.
Senators and spectators, became interested and
Mr. Harris then dwelt upon the character of
Collamcr as he bad known him in the Senate.
Air. Johnson, ofMarylanJ. (Dem..i said, the
loss of such a man as Judge Collamcr at any
time was a serious loss to the public councils :
but when one who bad so long and so f tithfully
served the country one so conspicous for his
nuuuui uuu iiia iMiriuusiu was taken away,
the event could not be rccogniszed as other than
a great national calamity. Valuable as were his
teachings and examples in pott days, now tint
the shock of arms was no longer upon us now
that the flow of fraternal blood was arrested.
and tbe authority of thc government everywhere
reinstated there yet reuiaindcd questions of
great interest to li adjusted, upon which Mr.
Collamcr's advice would have been of crcat im
From my intimate knowledge of him (said
thejspeaker) I deplore his loss, thc more because
I am satisfied that he would crcatlv have assist
ed us in so solving the great questions betoro us
as to make eucllmou more perfect that it ever
has been a Union cemented by thc hearts of
1 1. 1 1 1 .H i . ! e r
uv U H111U3 OJF IUU WILCUl GOUSlllUllOQ- i
so elevated as to be inaccessible to most men. It J
was from the general conviction that these quali-
uia ihic ju3i.s-ivi iu mc ueccatgu oenaiur uiai
the voice of regret at bis decease was so univer
Mi. Thc gcneral sentiment was that under the
guidance of wisdom, such as his, all would soon
be well : that bis exposition of the noliev. mi!ed
to thc difficulties of thc hour, would be so clelr
,n,i ,iMm,i;v. . m,irunw i !ii.r, k
al obligation. The measa(a calculated to effect dry question of law before the court or a nucs
at the earliest moment this great result require tion of public affairs in the Senate. He never
high intellectual and moral qualities . qualities appealed to the passlnnn
I fJ? 'ikc ..SnLll?
J their philosophy.
lie came tnerciore to me
consideration of all great questions of public
Policy with great advantages. Impressed with
iho eonvifftian that our institutions, unobslruct
cJ, as our fathers designed them, contained
everything necessary to secure individual liberty
and the public welfare, he was at all times tho
alvocatc of keeping every department of the
government within thc limits prescribed by the
constitution. To transfer these under any ex
igency, he ever repudiated as inadmissible and
diugcrous. With a mind strongly conservative
by nature, wh lit Co nr. lull justice to ine aoiu-
ties of others, he at all times opposed measures
and rrinciDles proiocted or maintained by nny
department of the government which he believed
t3 tc enwan nVed by tbe constitution. This he
exhibited in strong terms in his admirable
speech of thc 12th of February, 1862.
Mr Fessendcn of Maine, said, that among tbe
distinguished men who during the lest ten years
had occupied scats in tho Senate, he regarded
Mr Collamer as having co superior. He was
not elected to the Senate through his own skill
in political combinations, or to advance thc per
sonal interest of any set of men, nor on account
of his individutl popularity. With great dis
tinctness, not to say abruptness and extreme tc
nacity of opinion and purpose, and a somewhat
proimrtionate disregard for the opinions of oth
ers when differing from him, be was not apt to
gather around him the attachment of a party
devoted to bim, or to interest large numbers ef
men in his individual success. Notwithstand
ing this, few among thc members of tbe Senate
have been more successful in contracting and rc
tainiug thc confidence and regard of the people
among whom they live. He inspired with pro
found respect for him those whose good fortune
it was to associate with him. He was thc pos
sessor of qualities which could not fail to attract
the attention of people disposed to estimate men
at their true value.
Mr Fessendcn dwelt at length upon the char
acter of the deceased as a lawyer and legislator,
and passed a high culogium upon him in both
Mr Dixon of Connecticut, said the Nestor of
thc American Senate had been called from the
scene where bis oounsel bad been so often heard ,
and his wisdom sxy ustly honored. Whatever of
eloquence, of learning, of skill in debate, may
remain in this body, the death of Judge Colla
mer leaves a void here which will not easily be
supplied. Whoever aspires to fill his peculiar
place anil ci trt a similar influence must possess
not only equal abilities and a character as pure,
but a judgment enlightened like his by the les
sons, and a mind stored with the fruits, of a
long and varied experience. If, in our estimate
of thc deal, we are sometimes liable to pass be
yond the measure of just appreciation, we may
be assured that whatever harangue of eulogy is
applied to him, we are in little danger of exceed
ing a correct iudgment of bis merits. In the
Senate and wherever else he was called to act,
he was a man so marked and peculiar that his
superiority in many striking respects was at
once acknowledged. It was my good fortune to
know bim somewhat intimately .first in the House
of Representatives, and more lately in this body ;
in both these portions, he was conspicuous
among the celebrated and able men with whom
he was associated in public affairs. There were
certain qualities, intellectual and moral, in which
he was not surpassed by any of the distinguish
ed men of his time. And, first of all, he was a
just man. His integrity was a pervading and
governing characteristic of bis natnre,which not
only controlled his conduct, but shaped his sen
timents and opinions, so that he seemed gifted
with an unerring judgment of light and wrong.
To us, (sud Mr. Dixon,) our venerated and
deeply lamented friend was chiefly known for
his punctual and constant attendance, and his
faithful labor in this body in tbe basinees and
debates of which be took a leading part. In the
truest and best sense ot the word, be was a con
servative. To censure, to defend, to uphold and
maintain, the Government, the Union, the
Constitution, tbe laws, of the United Slates
this was his constant effort tbe mission and
labor of bis life. He did not believe, however,
that conservatism consists in upholding ancient
error, or persitting in wrongs, because they
seem by tbe lapse of time to have become irrem
ediable, or by custom and usage to have grown
inviolable. On tbe contrary, he thought that
what is good in a government may best be de
fended and preserted by seeking the proper oc
easaoa to correct abuses and rectify mistakes.
Mr. Uiddle, of Delaware, (Dem..) said he
would not attempt an eulpgT of the deceased,
but would confine himself to a simple obituary.
In the death of Jacob Collamer, Vermont had
lest one of its brightest jewels, the Senate one
of its most valued members, and the country
one of its greatest statesmen. He was great io
feeling, great in thinking, great in principle
and great in action. Would that he had lived
to aid in the great work of reconstruction which
I hope we are about to inaugurate.
Mr. Riddle said his first acquaintance with
Mr. Collamer was in leM'J and I Soil, when he
was Postmaster General of tbe United State,
the dutm o which oAor bv dtecbargrd wltel
singular ability and general salt faction. After
a reference to some lacts in Mr. Collamer's pub
lic life, Mr. ItidJIe dosed with an eloquent
tribute to his worth as a statesman and a
Mr. Sumner, of Massachusetts, said that since
Henry Clay haul left tbe Senate chamber, no
Senator had died whose death created such a
blank in the public council, unless it was Mr.
Douglas. He was our moat venerable associate.
and his place did not shrink with time. He
was, when we last saw bim. as important to our
debates and conclusions as he had ever been ;
still possessed of those peculiar powers of argu
ment and illustration, he was not so old that he
was not often the life of this body.
Mr. Sumner spoke of tbe deceased as an ora
tor, a lawyer and a legislator, and passed a high
culogium upon him fur his opposition to the
Kansas measure under Mr. Buchanan's adminis
tration, and to bis opposition to Mr. Lincoln's
policy ot leoonstruction. as exemplified in the
State Governments of Louisiana and Arkansas.
Air. Poland, of ermcnt, spoke of Mr. Colla
mer as a lawyer, in which capacity he bad
known him long and intimately.
At the conclusion of these eulogies, the reso
lutions of Mr. Foot were adopted unanimous
ly, and thc Senate adjourned to meet on Mon
Hocse. A message was received from thc
Senatcannouncing the death of Senator Collamer.
-Mr. Morrill, of ermont in his eulogy spoke
of tho deceased in terms of affection, paying a
tribute to his private and public character, and
saying that he illustrated in an eminent degree
a mnsiian patriot, lie concluded by offering
the usual resolutions of respect.
Mr. Woodbridge, ot Vermont, also paid his
inuuie oi respect.
Mr. Raymond, of New York, tbou-h unnre
pared to sneak in fitting teims of the character
and services of thc deceased, could not refrain
from the utterance cf a few words on this occa-
soin. In tbe course of his remarks be said he
early learned to almirc his character, and the
more he saw of him thc more be esteemed and
and profoundly respected him. He alluded to
thc high moral considerations which alwavs in
fluenced his conduct, and his clear and active
mind and powers of logic No names will stand
higher in the love and esteem of chose connected
with hiu than that of Jacob Collamer.
I learn from members of tbc profession who
were contemporary with Judge Collamer ia the
earlier portion of his professional career, that
his excellent natural abilities, together with his
thorough and accurate know!edc6 of the law.
obtained by close application and study; his
.i;i:.n .-.I r.:(i.r..i . : ... i: . .
interests ol his clients, and especially bis un
swerving honesty and integrity, soon brought to
him large professional employment, and that
his sphere of practice and reputation steaJilv
enlarged up to the time he left thc bar for the
bench. He was ever exact and thorough in his
preparation, to the smallest details, and in thc
conduct of trials was always watchful that no
proper presentation or arcument beneficial to
his client should be omitted. Nor did be ever
fail to see and to avail himself of all proper
advantage given him, either by the weakness of
bis adversary's cause or by any lack of profes
sional skill shown in its support, Rut his prac
tice of thc law was honorable and manly; he
never sought advantage for his client's cause by
the use of craft and cunning, so often resorted
to by thc less scrupulous membersof thc profes
sion. But it was more in his character as an
advocate that his peculiar and characteeistic
fairness was exhibited. He alwavs presented
every legitimate argument in favor of his cansc
forcibly and effectively.
But he never resorted to subtle and incf nimi
sophistries to disguise and conceal a dishonest
eiuse, or to entrap and bewilder the triers. Hi
style and manner as an advocate, especially be
fore jaries.was peculiarly his own. His presen
tation of a cause to a Jury was as cool, delib
erate, anu uispassionate as mi
orrvn rrvnv nt m
auditors, whoever they were, but sought always
to move and convince their iadi.tn.nt iiL
abhorred and detested every form of deceit and
falsehood in others, and disdained the no nf is I
i ' " i
Such an advocate was of course ever listened
to with the highest respect, and his arguments
received all that consideration to which his abil
ity and candor so well entitled them.
Judge Collamcr came to tbe bench a ripe,
thoroughly trained lawyer. His popularity as
ajndgewas all that could have been expected
from a man of his talents and attainments. lie
was especially fortunate and gifted as a preaid-
in? inds-R at itirr triak. His rcadv and accurate !
knowledge cf the law, his keen and quick ap-
prenrnsion, tois extensive acquaintance mm
meD, and thc motives and incentives to human
conduct, and especially his strong and intuitive
lovc of justice, enabled him at once to master a
ease, and detect the true rrom tnc uise, ami,
without apparent effort, to make the truth cf
the case manifest to others. lib mincer and
deportment upon the bench were always kind
and considerate; he listened patiently to oven
slow and plodding counsellors, enJeavoring to
explain tind illustrate tshat he alrcadysaw
He was ever prompt, fearless, and intiexioie
jn bis decision?, wi:h nothing ot timidity or fa-
vcnteism. always so painful when cxtuoitci on
It is saying nomorc than the tram.
that he was one of the most efficient and satis
factory nisi ririus-judges who have ever sat up
on thc bench.
His published opinions while a judge of the
supreme court are models cf judicial compositions-
For accuracy of learning, terseness of
statement, clearness and comprehensiveness of
style, I do not know where they are ex
celled. Had Judge Collamer remained upon the bench
to the end of his life, like Chief Justice Shaw
of Massachusetts, or Chief Justice Gibbons of
Pennsylvania, I have no doubt his judicial fame
would have equaled that of those eminent ju
Mc MonctLL said
Hon. Jacob Collamcr would have been seventy-
five years oil bad he lived until tbe Sth of Jan
uarv next, bavin? been hem at Troy, N Y.,
January S, IT'JI. With his father, a soldier of
thc Revolution, he moved to BurlingtoD, and
graduated at the Vermont University in the class
of 181U. Alter being admitted to tne oar in
1S13, he made a brief campaign in the fast war
with England, as a lieutenant of artillery In thc
detaohed mihtit of the United State service,
and there was no portion of his history to which
be referred with more pride
Having settled In Koyalton, he represented
the town, while successfully pursuing his ro-
lesfton, in me state a.egnnaLun; iu jc-, ,
1627 and 132S, was a member of the State oon
stitiitianal convention in 1836. and was made
associate justice of the supreme court of Ver
mont in 1S33. He was continued on thc bench
until l:;f-,when he was elected a member of the
House of Representatives in the Congress of the
United States. Ite-elected in 181 1 atd 1S4C, be
was, at the expiration ol his service ia this
House, immediately called to the Cabinet of
President Taylcr. Upon the death of the Presi
dent, he resienel his place in 1860. The same
year be was again placed as judge in the su
preme court of Vermont, and so remained until
1851, when he was elected a Senator of tbe Uni
ted States for six years from 1S55. At the ex
piration of the term he was re-elected.
At bis first entrance upon his duties m tbe
Senate, he was placed upon the Committee on
Territories, of which Judge i 'oughts was chair
man, awl made the celebrated reply of the mi
nority (March 12, 1866.) to the report of that
distinguished centleman on tbe territories of Ne
braska and Kansas. The compact statement of
facts, the logical deductions therefrom, and the
powerful condensation ot the summing up at
the conclusion, at once established his repota
tion in that body of which he became so marked
a member. At tbe close of bis career, be held
the position of chairman of the Committee on the
Post Office and Post Roads, chairman of the
Joint Committee on tbe Library, and was also
member of the Committee on Judiciary.
He received the honorary degree of LL.D.
from the University of Vermont in 184 'J, and
f om Dartmouth College in 1657.
Suffering from a sharp attack of congestion of
tbe lungs, induced by a cold caught while re
turning from thc funeral of a brother. Senator
Collamer died, from an organic disease of tbe
heart.on the evening of Thursday ,N'er. 9 hist, at
hit residence in Woodstock, attended by tbe love
and watchful solicitude of a devoted family,
where the pastor of bis church, on tbe following
Sabbath, performed impressive funeral services,
without pomp or show, and where the people of
tbe town and tbe bereaved family, as tbe son
was slowly sinking in the west, Allowed him
with tears and sorrow to his quiet tomb.
His constant elevation produced so change in
tbe modesty of his demeanor, and there was no
station, in his long rental of his public employ
ments, which he did not fitly fill and adorn.
At the start in lifir, young Collaaier was a
Jeffersoniin Republican. Later, when parties
assumed other names , he was a Whig, and al
ways distinguished for the thoroughness with
which be examined all questions, for his moder
ation, for the courtesy with, which he ever treat
ed political opponents, and for hia scorn, whion
he took no pains to conceal, of demagogues.
Though steutly maintaining his own predilec
tions, be reviled with cruel words neither par
ties nor persons, and bow, that bit eoarse ia ran,
he U at peoee wtth all th werU.
Ma. KjkTMosiu, of New York.
It was my good fortune to know the late Seea-
tor Collamer far many years last past It was
one of the most pleasing incidents of the annual
leitivat of our university cummeaeement
those of us who were then in college, that be
was to be present, as be was always present
woen commencement day came round to re
hearse to us the history of the: troubles throu:
which be had to pass to achieve the education
to which he attributed his success in life, and to
give to us, as no one could do so well, those
counsels and suggestions of which we all stood
so much in need. I learned then to admire his
character and to love him for his kind consider
ation toward ns, so much bis juniors, so eaeer.
so ready always to profit by bis example and to
learn from his counsels. It was not my fortune
in after life to know him intimately. I used to
see him only as we see each other 'in the casual
meetings of public life. The more I saw him
the more I honored bim, the mere profoundly I
respected the great gifls ho brought to the
public service, and the high moral considera
tions by which bis public actions were always
He was, as far removed as possible from that
ciass oi public men whom the i reach were ac.
customed to designate doctrinaires. He was a
practical, direct, straightforward statesman in
ine largest and best tense cf that great and
I think Senator Collamer, moreover, showed
largely, perhaps was to a certain extent the
cause of, that mcderatien. that steady conserva.
tism in tone and temper, which has always
characterized the noble State from which be
came. It has always seemed to mc that Ver
mont, more thoroughly and more truly even
man any oiaer state in the Union, presents
perfect model of a republican commonwealth.
1 know of no State certainly and my acquaint
ance with it has been somewhat intimate
where I believe thc great principles of social
equaiuy obtain a more thorough foothold than
in that Green Mountain State. I know of none
in which the personal and civil rights of every
human being obtain a more prompt, a more
thorough, a more cordial recognition.
And I should state, equally to the honor of
mat nooie state, that she is always steady in
the judgment of public affairs ; and Senator
vouamer snared her steadiness or judgment and
action, never carried away by mere caprice or
gusts of public temper. He was still always
profoundly respectful and deferential to that
settled and permanent tendenev and eonvirtum
of thc public mind which, perhaps, is thc surest
icse oi political truth to which any person in
rnoncor private life can possiblr refer.
Vermont, Mr Speaker, has been fortunate in
inc cnaracter ol her public men, from a time
beyond which my memory docs not reach in her
nistorv. Sue has alwava had in hrr nnhTio fnr,r,.
ens men wno conterred lustre upon her, and
gathered honor to themselves by thc manner in
which they met every duty which devolved upon
titan. t: -r . t - . , 1
. uouiu oi meir names in various depart
ments of the public service have been cited by
the honorable gentlemen whose words preceded
me. Thev are names that will lire fin h;rmir
They arc names that reflect honor upon tie pro-
iwsiuus mm Timer inev wprfl rnnnvffNf.
Vermont still has in the pnblTc wt-Jr in Kotl,
Houses in this Congress, in the diplomatic ser
vice oi too country.in tbopress.and everywhere
else where pnbiio action can promote the pub-
ic soou, men wncse names will be remembered
for thc good they have done the world.
But among tbem all she has no name and it
would be tho highest wish I could wish her that
in some future day she might have some name,
though I feel how vain that wish is that will
occupy a higher place in the respect of all who
knew him, and a more profound position in tho
love and esteem of these who are immediately
acquainted with him, than that of Jacob Col
lamer. Fob. a Holiday Girr-Booc wc know cf noth
ing comparable to Thc Illustrated Songs of
Seven, by Jean Iagelow. There are ScTenSongs
each descriptive of different n?riN in wmnn.
life, such as love.Jmaternity, widowhood, and
ch red na c'rVl mT T U a g in th"
V "v" Em ""'be
way of book-making. The drawings aro beau-
" y oi uoofc-iuaitinir. Ihe ilr
uui uuu appropriate, ana a speaking likeness
of thc fair authoress lie first ever seen of her
makes the book doublv valuable, srP.r. ivi
erts Brothers, Boston, publish this elegant vol-
i iu uooK-siorcs. wit.
The mercury was nine degrees below zero
at St. Louis on Wednesday.
for improved lunge. -uorri-,
Addison county has netiv
wool on hand. Mr. IleaV.'
Haven, estimates that there u , 1
Imiidit ol the grower in that
from Cto to eight tone of the t', "-.u''
Samuel Kent, an elderly man and
intellect, was drowned in Green r -Guilford
one evenfng of fast week
supposed be wlkod into the r.;. - '
The peper mill of Durant
Bellows lulls, WM hurntd on
last. ijoes, 8 ijoo
On Sunday night, the boon: of Je- .
or ewpo:, was entered and o ,
bonds and greenbacks stolen from Un "
pillow of Charles Reidwin who I,- . "
MHiee. No elue to tbe tbiel.
George Raker, of Guilford, a',lt.,
years of ago. while at work at an ir n
cr, bad his left hand drawn into t
chine and literally crushed . ff it t! .
A revival is progressing , ,
Whteloek, under the tabors ('!.
dereon. and Klder Cha.-e of North I,,
Twenty-one converci jns among ,
Mr. James Hull, ol'Irasburg. lu.
notice that lo- comes into puue,
of a property worth some S1,in.i.( . ,'
don, C. V. '
A couple were married in Bell. n.r
week who met first at eigbt o'. it ,.
morning, and were married at ei
in the evening of the same dar. 'in. , ,
The American RiMe Swie'y aulen ,w
tbe receipt of3,M for the nun:
October, from Vermont, and n ,ti . .
death of two Life Membcr, II .'
Collamer of Woodsbick, and R.
Winthrop of Highgate.
The hxj cut on tbe Rutland i.r i,
last summer amounted to $32 .ir,a ,
Park Association a mx per cent dv.i
Messrt. Lane and Pitkin, of
are putting up a machine shop
two stones high.
Two boys named Bennett had t. ..
broken twice, while playing in the
wright shop of Asa Ilovey of in
being caught in the machine rv. t! t
getting in while endearoring ;". :
In Addison, btst Monday eurur.; .
was stolen from Gardiner I:. -.
The horse was left five minutes !y t...
man having charge of him ; he ;
the store and when he came out r
was gone. A horse was stolen m i .
Saturday evening under similar
taneee, bat Sunday night horse an l
Tbe English an delighted, f r t ..
is in person to open the new Pari: i-, -
IYcm's ot thc tvceli.
Henry Ward Reedier s speeen
House of Representatives Hall Ix-t n -was
a fine success. He took strung
in favor of equal suffrage, but wa-:. .q -Btittal
on the reconstruction que-:i ".
h is said that Mr. Stanton deehrit
liver tbe oration on the aoQiversarv
Lincoln's biith. Nothing is sx-ttit . :
Mr. Reechcr's interview with ir In
dent yesterday, was satiafaetorv tj : .
though he stated last night that ii Ui '-.
President last May, he won U ha-... r.. -.-'.
upon negro suffrage in the Soutl..
Tbe views of Gen. Ranks on itie Met
question, are understood to be eocseiv
He will agree with Mr Raymond.
eeound on toa eommittet.. ami ihay but'
so act as not to come in conflict wui.
foreign policy of the administration.
Tbe eonimittce on appropriation
agreed to repot t a bill for tbc usual rt '
ing tbe.President's houec ; also to :.
Invalid Pension bilL Tbe House Ini. :.
thc Committee on rc-eonstruction wili :-e w
strong. Gov. Routwell U r have a
ii on it. Tbaddeus Steven will - ehairm
The House Judiciary Committee have a''
ready tu report, establishing equal
in the District.
A Washington dispatch says tbc -.
Department is making preparations t. .
mence the payment of gold cour-ir -January.
Gen. Grant proposes to visit New i'r.
and too Rio Grande within a few week:
Applications for pardon at the ra
trom 300 to 500 per week are received
Adjutant General's oiSee. Few. kvvo '
Gen. Grant has issued an order 1im
ing all civilians ox cent clerks from tbe s-"
A San Francisco dispatch sav? Ju: -;
writes to the Moxican Consul at that r.i..
that tho reason for ordering Ortegas' tr -was
because he left Mexico without itave.
virtually abandoning the RejabUean ci .
tn tbe National straggle for lite 11c ad
that both his family and interests ineiie b -to
retire to private life, and as soon '
election can be held, be will joyfully gi" -'
the presidency, which has proved to br
Wasblxcton, Dec. .
This is thc coldest morning of the
The vote in the House yesterday ui.-
original Stevens' resolution, is rejarte. -
settling the question of the admi?-.' "
Southern claimants to a seat.
Tbe President speaks this mora.:; -he
was disappointed by the radiea-'i" :
tbe House. Prominent Repulh.--against
thc reeolutiou, but n.t : "
cient numbers to defeat it.
It is said if Gen. Logan accepts the-"
sioa to Mexico, it will be with earcfiu
structions from the State Department
is aware that his) own ideas respectirf
ican affairs, will not be adopted as vet wv
The white people of this District are 1 "
much agitated upon the prospect ot
suffrage, and propose to take a vote :
In that vote, rebels can participate rat t
Niw Yois, Dec 1 '
Great activity pervades both headquar"
of thc Fenians in this city. Anatl
from each party denouncing tbe other c
nue to be issued. .
I-ast ni-?ht the ii.ua! nitirK? of the -
Imttan Lodge was so largely attended u1;
tti Hrmr luMrrtn tr, trim wnv nnil the
adjourned to the Armory of tbe Jljt
They emphatically endorsed 0'3h,bi'
LOC IS VILLI.!
At Frankfort, the Senate to-day P .
a vote of 22 to 12, the House bill remo' -disabilities
from persons who have bi '
gaged in the rebellion.
The House by 57 to 34, poised tuc
ciary bill pardoning all who bad coou"1'
treason against the commonwealth.
The House repealed the act topw"
civil remedy for injuries done by un
persons, not, however, to affect riw"
New York, D-1''
A Washington despatch says desertis
from tho rejrular army aro becoming aia.
New Yoks, Dee li
Assistant Commissioner of the "f3..,
Rurcauin Virginia, has submitted
! lloward a proposition nn. us - .
conccrniDS lua " ,
i tcrot negroes irom irgiui .i. ofi
government lands in Honda, tne ro--conference?
between bim and a Iegi"