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rVMK VKRMOxNT TKANSOJftlPT.
Vri.in.v. .inly 1:1, io.
The Defeat or the Kalians.
Wo do not bco tlmt thoro is nnylhing
very discouraging in tho dofent of llio
Italian army in front of Vcronn. Tlio
Italians fought against grcnt odds, llio
Austrians liming altogether tho ad
vnnlngo of position ; but nil nccounts
ngico tlmt thoy fought brnvcly nud
well. Ono corps the first did nil tho
fighting; the other two, for somo rea
son, being nnnblo to render it any nid.
Overcome by superior numbers, nftcr
fighting nn cntiro dny, tho Itnlinn com
mnndcr found it ncccssnry to withdraw
his troops across tho Mincio. Tho
wnr correspondent of tho London
Times regards tho undertaking of tho
Italians ns foolhardy. It says, "Tho
Italians, wo nro nssurcd, bohnved with
grcnt heroism, nnd no doubt, although
thoy lost tho day, thoy camo off with
out loss of honor. An ndvnuco across
tho Mincio, right into tho henrt of tho
Quadrilateral, is an ontorpriso which
no other European army, under such
circumstances, have- ventured upon;
but n frenzy to do something scorns to
hnvo possessed tho whole Italian na
tion, nnd tho men in command could
think of nothing bettor thnn dashing
their heads against those formidable
stone walls." At nny rato, tho Italians
havo shown admirablo fighting quali
ties, and their temporary reverse will,
wo believe, result in a glorious victory
spectacle was presented
Trunk Dopot in India shoot.
At least fi.OOO homeless women and
children wcro weeping bitterly at their
despcrato condition. Many woro but
half clothed and had lost their nil.
Pcoplo nro living in tents on Mtui
joy Hill in largo numbers, with hoop
skirts, chairs, stoves, bedsteads, and
all descriptions of household pnrapha
ualia, bundled together promiscuous
ly. Near by nro camp-fires in plenty.
Tho Buffering of thoso thus turned
out of doors is increased by tho fact
that for u long tinio houses havo not
been in proportion with tho popula
tion of tho city, nnd hundreds of fam
ilies cannot by any posibility bo shel
tered. Nearly all tlio provision stores
wcro destroyed, nnd this renders it
vory difficult to procure tho necessa
ries of life.
Ono Irish child was burned to denth
in n house near tho water.
John Brotighty, having lost his all,
hung himself on Commercial street on
the ovcuiug of tho -1th.
A ninn died from exhaustion.
Theso are all tho authentic accidents
Tho firemen woro almost poworloss.
Whilo they wcro gallantly lightiug it
in ono direction it hold nlmost undis
puted sway in others. Buildings were
torn down nnd blown up far in ad
vnnco of tho fire, but tho flames would
overleap tho chasms thus mndis and go
on to further conquest.
Tho Methodist Uhurch, on Chestnut
street, the most vnlunblo in tho city,
was saved by tho iron sliuttors to tho
windows, which it is said many of tho
Society opposed when tho church was
orcetcd. It is worth about $70,000.
15y tho destruction of tho Natural His
tory Building that corporation -will
loso $50,000 besides valuable collec
tions which it contained.
The Great Portland Fire.
LOSS AT LEAST $10,000,000.
Boforo this, wo presume every rea
dor of tho TitANscmiT has heard of tho
great firo which occurred at Portland
on tho 4th. It was most certainly n
torriblo conflagration, unequalled by
any that ovor occurred in this country,
without wo except tho great firo in
New York in 1835. Tho firo caught
about 4 o'clock in tho afternoon and
continued with unabated fury for
twelve or fifteen hours, burning over a
spaco of ono nnd ono hnlf miles long
by a quarter of a milo' wide, compris
ing the principal business streets in
tho city. In short, half of tho city was
destroyed; all tho banks, newspapers,
wholesale dry goods houses, law
yers' offices, nnd eight churches wcro
burned. Tho Boston Journal's account
says no less than throe thousand pco
plo hnvo boon rendered homeless, nnd
from ten to twelve thousand men,
women and children aro sorrowfully
wandering about tho city. Tho totnl
loss is estimated at from ten to twelve
millions, and somo plnco tho figures
Tho burning of tho now City Hall,
which was u great ornnmont to tho
beautiful city of Portland, is a sourco
ot great regret A largo portion of
tho city records was destroyed. Tho
original cost of tho building was $100,
000, but it will probably rcquiro twico
that sum to replace it. Tho Custom
Houso nnd Post Office woro fortunalo
ly saved, though much damaged.
Senator Fessondon is n heavy sufferer,
losing in addition to othor proporty
his privato papora and valuablo libra
ry. Tho Insurnnco Companies nro of
course heavy losors, but tho' most of
them will bo ablo to "weather it."
Tho Aetna of Hartford is cnllod upon
for about $300,000, and the Phoonix
and Hartford for $100,000 each. Tho
Homo and Security of N. Y. aro in
Tho principal cities of tho country
aro Bonding largo supplies of money
and provisions. Tho Hon. A. G. Gait
of Sherbrooko, tho Canadian Minister
of Finance, has contributed $1,000.
"rrr t .-. . -
ve copy Bucn moments lrora out
city exchanges as wo can find room
Tho fire, as ull accounts agree, com
menced in n pilo of shavings on tho
outside of a cooper-shop or boat shop,
which was lighted by a boy s fire
In tho vicinity of tho Bpot wliero tho
firo originnted thcro woro nothing but
ury woouen buildings, which furnished
tho best possiblo food for tho llnmos,
ana mo waior, or which, unfortunately,
thoro was a 6cnrcity, had no effect
whatever upon it
Tho sceno when the firo was at its
hight was onp of fearful terror. Tho
flames, fanned by tho high wind,
leaped madly from building to build
ing. The air was filled with live coals,
nnd shingles nnd other fragments, liko
devastating torches, wore borno on
ward to blocks boyond tho present
boundaries of tho conllagiution, nnd
thus hurried on its ruvnges with fear
ful rapidity. Unusunllv littlo confu
sion occurred, as nearly nil who woro in
uh path had, after tho first two hours
time, to pack their fumituro and got
urn. oi iia way.
Jno. B. Brown & Sono' loss is csti
mated at $1,200,000; insured for $800,
uuu. iur. jsrown next morning sot
men nt work clearing away thu rub
bish to rebuild his linear rellnorv.
Ono firm offered draymon $1,000 for
teams to carry iioods. but wuio iofuso-1.
The draymen wcro making $100 dol-
nirs an hour.
On tho morning of tho Cth a di&tre&s
Tho Union llopubliean voters of tho
First Congressional District of the
State meet in mass convention nt
Middlebury on the lfith of August, for
tho purposo of nominating a candi
date to lcprcsent said District in the
next Congress. It is thought that
tho Hon. F. E. Woodbridgo will bo re
nominated, although, for somo reason,
considerable opposition has sprang up
Tho Republicans of Addison county
held their convention nt Middlebury
on tho 28th ult., and nominated Lu
cius li Smith, of Monkton, nnd Mar
cus O. Porter, of Cornwall, for Sena
tors. Tho following resolutions wcro
Jlcpolved, That tho thanks of tho
people of tho Stato of Vermont and
tho wholo Union, aro duo to tho Hon.
Justin S. Morrill, for his long-con
tinued and arduous services ns a rop-
rcsonlntivo in Congress; J. hcrcforo
Ilesolml, That our County Senators
bo, nnd thoy nro horoby instructed to
uso thoir inllucnco to elect Justin S.
Morrill to represent tho State of Ver
mont m tuo Heunto ol the united
On motion of tho Hon. James M.
Slnde, tho convention instructed tho
Senators to voto for tho Hon. Gcorgo
I1'. .Edmunds ns jnr. I'oots successor
in tho United Stntos Senate.
No preference for senators was ex
pressed by the Bennington County
Convention. Tho senatorial nominees
aro Ira Cochrano, of Dorset, nnd IJ.
u. noot, oi lionnington, the latter oi
whom is well known to bo nn earnest
ndvocato of Mr. Morrill.
Notwithstanding nil that has been
said to tuo contrary, tiiero was n
strong Morrill fooling manifosted by
tho Republicans of Rutland county at
thoir convention. A resolution severely
cflisuring tho Herald for its course,
was very proporly voted down.
The Republicans of Essox county
held their convention on tho 20th ult,
and put in nomination for Senator
Gcorgo N. Dale.
Tho Republicans of "Washington
county at their convention, at Mont
nolicr, on Tuosday, nominated tho
following gentlemen for Senators
Charles Reed, of Montpoliqr; Win. W.
Honry, of Walorbury: Jasper H. Or-
(Jen. 5vceny-Hls Address.
Don. SWcony still has his "head
quartors" at tho Woldon House. Tho
statement so freoly circulated that
Commissioner Hoyt has refused to ro
coivo bail in IiIb enso is not true. Tho
fact is, Gun. Sweeny ivfum to bo
bailed unless his companions aro ro
lensod at tho saino lime, nnd as no bail
lilts bren offered for thorn, tho Com
missioner cannot of course comply
with tho vequost
Gen. Swoony publishes an nddrcss
to tho mombors of tho Fenian Brother
hood in America, dated St. AlbaiiH,
July 4th, 18(50, in which ho dofonds his
course. Ho says: "To-morrow woio
I in a position to movo again, to uono
would I entrust, and on nono would I
dopond more for tho faithful nnd effi
cient protection of my plan.? than on
tho American born citizens on the
frontier; and in connection with .tho
nbovo I now, on bohnlf of myself nnd
tho Brotherhood, rolurn them all col
loctivoly and individually my sincoro
thanks for thoir manly and indopon-
dent oft'orts in support of republican
ism and tho disonthrnlment of an on
slaved people.'' Wo quote further:
Brothers, bowavo of .tho trickster,
tho politician and the charlatan. Our
organization is an organization of pro
gress. It is not tho M. C.'s who will
effoct any good for Ireland; no, it is
tho soldier, the hardy laborer, tho
mechanic, and llio advance of public
opinion opposed to slavery nnd in fa
vor of nnivorsal liberty. In all our
relations with men who may differ
with you in opinion on tho subject at
issuo, never forgot that you aropatriots
nnd gentlemen. It is only in tho nb-
sonco of proof, reason nnd lomo that
tho birot and would be despot has to
doscond to personalities, criminations
nnd vituperations, No gentleman will
uso thoso cowardly weapons which
only make an iinprossiou on the ig
norant, the weak, tho useless and tho
selfish. Tho bonriuj; of tho soldier of
tho I. It. A. should bo lofty nnd inde
pendent; his race is inferior to nono;
his mission is ns grand, ns legitimnto
nnd afi holy as was ever blessed by tho
God of Battles, Gather around you,
my brothers, tho really truo men; it
rnnttoi'B not thoir position if they nro
honest; all are equal in our organiza
tion. Let our fair co-laborers, tho
Sisterhood, to whom wo aro so much
indobted, redouble their energies. In
connection with overy company or
circlo there should bo n sanitary com
mission, with medical stores, &c.
Over this department tho fair daugh
ters of Erin should preside. In con
clusion, 1 exhort you to guard, chorish
protect our now roally powerful
fi Gcorgo Pcabody,
American banker, passed
Albans on Saturday on
Boston to Montreal. On
tho Bonavonturo station
ho was mot by sovornl
gentlemen, and Canadian officials, and
soon after drovo to his quarters at St.
Lawrcnco Hall. Ho doclinos all for
nt Mon trenl
NinvHtttniiitAi.. -Tho enterprising
proprietor of tho Burlington Daily
Times hns found it necessary to on
largo his papor in order to meat tho
increasing demand for advertising
space. Tho Times is conducted with
ability nnd tact, and wo nro cortninly
glad to eoo tho ovidonco of prosperity
which tho enlargement so cloarly evin
ces. Burlington can boast of two ex
cellent dailies, and tho ono boing a
morning and the other an ovoning
payor, wo do not soo why tho pros
perity of the one should necessarily
interfere witlrthat of tho othor.
Tho Hutland County Independent is
tho namo of a now pnpor to bo started
at Rutland on the 14th inst, by Messrs.
McLean & RobbiiiB. Tho "spooimon
copy" boforo lis is very handsomely
printed, nnd contains a goodly amount
of roodiuc matter. Tho publfahors
thus dofino their politics: "Whonovor
wo vonturo with our ornft into the sea
of politics, it will bo in dofenco of
thoso principle which now nnd ovor
lmvo honored nnd distinguished Yor
tnont as tho homo of truo nud honost
frcomon, nnd mndo tho ntuuo of tho
Groon Mountain State tho synonym
... 4 . . .
The Ilnltjii of Ciiso77ii.
Tho first grand oncounlcr of tho
Gorman wnr took plnco between Ve
rona and Mantua, at a plnce called
Custozza, by tho namo of which the
conflict will bo hereafter known in
history. Wo give tho following ac
counts of tho affair, as wo find them in
our foreign oxchanges. A privato dis
patch received in Paris, dated Flor-
onco, June 2o, says:
"A great battle was fought yester
day between Yorona and Mantua.
Tho King had passed tho Mincio tho
day beforo yestorday with ten divi
sions. Ono of tho wings moved toward
Pcschiora, where it drovo back n part
of tho garrison. Tho great body of
the army marched on Yorona, under
the command of tho King. At Cus
tozza it met tho Austrians reinforced
by tho garrison of Yorona and a part
of tho troops en eehlon on tho Po.
After a desperate battle, which lasted
tho wholo day, tho Italian army was
forced to rccross tho Mincio. King
Victor Emmanuel, after having effect
ed his retreat, re-established his head
quarters at Brescia. It is asserted
that tho chief object of tho attack by
tho army under tho King's command
was to forco tho Austrians to quit tho
lino of tho Po, that General Cialdini
might cross tho river with his corps
d'armeo, which was to movo on Rovi
go. It is not known whether Cialdini
succeeded in effecting tho passage."
"The battle took plnco jt Monto
notta nud Custozza. Tho King moved
on Castonaldo, hoping to find the
Austrians thoro, who woro on the
Adige. Tho Austrians took Monto
JlOftn, nnd Cuntoicza. by assault, which
had been occupied fry eight Italian
divisions. Thoy make 2000 prisoners.
General Ceralo is severely wounded.
Prince Amadous' wound is slight.
Tho passago of the Po by General
Cialdini is confirmed. A strong Aus
, Irian detachment, descending from
jBermio to tho Yaltolitio, is moving to
Tfuw Yonif .TiilvIO
and'Means, in tho House, on the tariff i Tlie etoamehip City of London from
bill, has produced a deep impression. Livernool 27th. via. '(Jiieonstown tho
! 28th. has arrived.
Tho Prussians had boon dofcated in
CSJr Tho fair of tho Now England
nnd 'Vermont Stato Agricultural So
cieties will bo hold on tho grounds of
tho Windham County Park Associa
tion nt Brnltlpboro, Vermont, Soptoin
hcr 4th, Cth, Gth nnd 7th, 18G0. Tho
grounds nro pleasantly loented on
tho bank of tho Connecticut Rivor,
nnd aro nniplo for tho purposes of tho
Exhibition. Proiuiums amounting to
ovor $0,000 will bo ofl'orcd in tho vari
ous departments. Arrangements havo
boon m ado with nearly nil tho Now
England Railroads for tho transporta
tion of slock nnd articles free, nnd con
voynnco of passengers attending for
faro one uwj. Euquirios may bo ad
drosscd to Ilonry Clark, Poultnoy, Vor
mout; David Goodalo, Brnttloboro,
Vermont, or Daniol Necdham, Boston,
St. Albans Public Library.
organization. Nevor boforo did it as
sumo tho elevated position which it
has at this moment Skeptics, cow
ards and slaudcrors must now givo
way. It has been demonstrated that
a determined few in proportion to our
wholo people, purchased materials of
war sufficient, and would jni into tho
field nn army which would crumblo to
atoms tho boasted colossal power of
England wcro it not for tho paternal
interference of Messrs. Johnson and
Mr. Morrill's Speech.
Tho recent speech of Mr. Morrill,
chairman of the Committco of Ways
Centennial Celebration at Middle
bury. The Centennial Colobralion on tho
farm of Jonathan Seeloy, Esq., four
miles south of tho villago of Middle
bury, wliero tho first clearing in Mid
dlebury was mndo by John Chipmnn
in tho sntnmor of 17(JG, wns hold July
4th, in n beautiful grovo. In tho nb
sonco of tho Hon. Samuel Swifts Presi
dent of the Day, by reason of debility,
Hon. John W. Stewart prosided. A
snlnto of 3G sruns was fired at sunriso
on Chininan's Hill, under tho direction
of Col. A. S. Trncev, and Farr's band
furnished excellent instrumental music
during tho exorcises, and Mr. E. P.
Philips, of St. Albans, sang nn appro
priate solo, and Mr. Higloy, of Castlo
ton, played tho accompaniment After
prayer, by Rev. Ccihas II. Kent of
Ripton, an elaborately propared ad
dress was pronounced by Prof. Brain
on! Kellcgg of Middlolmry College.
A highly finished nnd npproprinte
poom by Mrs. Seneca M. Dorr, of
Rutland, was rend, which was cordially
welcomed by tho largo audionco of
nearly two thousand persons in atten
dance. A pic-nic in tho grovo thon
followed, after which, sentiments pro
pared by tho committee, through its
chairman, P. Bnttell, Esq., woro re
sponded to by Messrs. Henry Clark,
of Poultnoy, and George F. Houghton,
of St. Albans. Tho exercises wero nt
this stage bountifully diversified by a
series of showers which scattered tnc
Tho steamer Valley Quoen conveyed
passongors to and from Middlebury
villago through tho day.
. On tho wholo, this 'cntonnial cele
bration was a decided success. Tho
addross and poem, with tho other ox
orcisca of tho occasion, will undoubt
edly bo published at an onrly day.
A mooting of tho Trustees of tho St.
Albans Public Library, first estab
lished upon tho liboral bequest of tho'
ate Honrv J. Hunt, Lsq., ot
MaBS., wns holdon at tho Library
Room on tho evening of Juno 2Glh,
1SGG. Messrs. Hirnhi Bellows, uc
tor Atwood, James Saxe, John W.
Hobavt, Matthow G. Elliott, Gcorgo
F. Houghton, and J. S. D. Taylor,
present, and adopted a codo of by
laws which, together with a copy of
Mr. Hunt's will, aro horcaftor to bo
published nnd distributed, with nn offi
cial cntaloguo of tho books of tho li
brary. Tho following officors woro then
Victor Atwood, President; John S.
D. Taylor, Secretary; Hiram Bellows,
Mr. Cassius D. Fnrrar was then ap
pointed Librarian for the year ending
on tho first Tuesday of March, 18G7.
Tho following committees wcro du
Hook Committee. GoorgoF. Hough
ton, John W. Hobavt and Worthiug
ton C. Smith.
Library Committee. James Snxo,
Mathcw G. Elliott and Josoph D.
Thb duty of tho Book Committco,
defined by tho by-laws, is "to select
nnd report tho' title of such books as
they think suitablo to bo added to tho
library, or removed therefrom, or re
paired; and by voto of tho Board
of Trustees, procure, lemovo or re
pair tho same, solicit and recoivo dona
tions, and geuorally to seo that tho
provisions of the will of Henry J.
Hunt, Esq., tho foundor of tho Public
Library, bo. fulfilled."
Tho business of tho Library Com
mittco is to procuro .suitable rooms and
furniture for tho library, keop tho
fiiuno in good repair, fix upon tho day.s
for tho opening of tho library to tho
public, dotormino how long tho books
may bo retained, nnd assess fines for
dnmnges dono to books, nnd generally,
by frequent inspection, to sco that tho
by-laws and regulations governing tho
uso of said library bo duly observed.
resolved t lint tho library bo
Bi.01. 1110 citv of Porlln, "i ..Fr
contained abo7 n.
Its growth during tlio ,
..u uueu rapid, oven to mA
n3 to bo wiinnHml.1- :.. i. 11
town nt tuo present iW- . i 'Tl
Z011H have ennfii1r.,,il.. r.'. ' "1
, ...1. .Vv
to tho t:mo when thev i
in the Oil
fully compote with ReslZ,
morcinl metropolis of iu
States How rapid lm,
growth in cortnin respects' m,.i "
from thofolloWinBCe? ,X,,,f
tho total vnluo of Sx, 1 ' h H
G50;in 18(53 thoy amounted tor 5"
3GG. In mm n,n ."V. 0'11?
v.v "iuo rir f,
they had increased in tT
which $3,20G,7G0 were dutiS?
Light yenrnago Portland
the eleventh city in the t lu, , . 1
ports; now she ranks as fourth or fin
Largo grain shipments lnv f
mndo thonco to Europe, nnll . 3
port trade with tho West JJ
Inrgoly increased. One of v ,
pal articles of import is n, ' , ,
wh ch. 11 IRK!!, m-n- isr' i
ii- t ii '"'u Wif t
the Custom House. Of Una. 3 soV
gallons woro consumed at th, i
land Sugar Houso in that yur ,
tho business has probably Va
creased since then. ' '
A man named Hoswill s
called nt tho houso of George f,
cox, in East Providence, H I v.- "
oftornoon, nnd whilo engird
vorsation fell from his chairWl
diatcly oxpirod. Tho deceasnir
sentcd that ho was sixty-u v.
old, was a drovor, formerly r
in Vermont, but moro recently mf
Rivor, nnd had a son in LowrL
VnnMOST am Massaciu SETTS It J
Wo loarn that the payment '
July dividend of 1 50-100 pi r .,
declared by the Vermont nn,l
I R. R. Co., has boon enjoined I?
j Court of Chancery of tho Stnto of
niont. The injunction was nr. , n
It wns resoled that tho liornry bo by parties holding scrip fr 1Df
w. ...... v. v..v """ accruing, wnuo tne railroad r si-,t
August for tho purposo of having all
books returned, nnd tho making of
such repairs nnd additions hb may be
Tho Board then ndjournod to Tuos
day, the 24th day of July, 18GG, for
the purpose of hearing tho reports of
tho library and book committees, nftor
voting to hnvo their proceedings fur
nished to tho St. Albnns Jttessenger
nnd tho Vermont Transcript.
J. S. D. TAYLOR, Secretary.
BST On Thursday in tho United
States Circuit Court, in Now York
city, beforo Judge Sraalley, on motion
of Mr S. G Courtney a nolle prosequi
was ontored on tho indictment found
several years aro nerainst Isaac V.
Fowler for certain nlleged defalcations
in tlio Now York Post-offioo. The
m Tho Tariff Bill as roporled by tho
Commilteo of tho Wholo, was taken
up by the Houso on Tuosday and with
few nniondmontu wna passod by a voto
of yens 91, nays C3.
tsSr Mr. Curtis formorly of tho
Lako Houso, Burlington, and muio
rocantly of tho Mansfield House,
Stowo, has just opened a first class
family hotel nt Springfield, Mass.
Tho Now York Trilnni
Wo most earnestly commend to gen
eral attention tho speech of Mr. Mor
rill on tho tariff, which will bo found
in full in our congressional report, i
Thcro havo been speeches delivered in
the House more ornalo and rhotorical
than this, but soldem a spoech of
sounder practical wisdom, moro crowd
ed with information, moro instructive
in its statements. Wo should liko to
ask tho free-traders to forego for onco
thoir habitual abuso nnd invective, and
to mako an effort to nnswor honestly
this impregnable array of facts and ar
guments demonstrating tho necessity
of a protcctivo policy for llio develop
ment of Amorioan industry, and tho
promotion of nntional prosperity.
Thoy must cither try to do this, or
thoy must suppress this speech, and
wo aro compelled to suppose thoy will
chooso tho latter nltoriinti,ve. What
can bo said in reply to tho exhibition
of our losses by wnr, requiring to bo
suppliod by encourngomont of domes
tic manufacture; to tho forciblo pre
sentation of tho ovils of nn inllnlod
currency which nmouuts to moro than
1)00,000,000 of dollars, upon which our
importers grow rich at tho expenso of
our nrti8nns nud Inborors. Tho nation
1- 1 . i 1 1 1
suuggics untier mo uurdon which is
laid on it, and which n froo.lrado poli
cy would perpotualo. Uur country,
formerly ono of tho cheapest, is bo-
como ono or tho dearest places to live
in. Onco it was tho paradUo of hon
est labor ; to-day it is tho parndiso of
dishonest speculation, nud Mr. Morrill
shows us how noccssnrily tho contrac
tion of n distondod currency and tho
adoption of a protcctivo tariff go hand
in hand, and aro each essential to tho
other, and both to tho futuro welfare
of tho country. Mr. Morrill's speech
is not loss instructive in respect to tho
details of tho bill than in respect to
tho principles upon which it is found
ed, and whilo wo may dilVor with him
iu aonio particulars, wo ngrou most
hourtily that tho tariff Gill will bo a
blossing if ndopled substantially ns ro
portod from ooinmittco, and that thoro
is mobt urgent uoed of speedy action
upon it in both huiioes.
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Mr. Arvida It Hickok, formorly
of St. Albans, in connection with Mr.
! O'Donnoll, has now tho xolc vharye of
tho Troy Daily Time job printing es
tablishment Wo nro glnd to lonru of
tho continuod buccosu of our quondam
friend, and so will hit numerous frionds
nnd relatives heieubouts.
Bohemia on tho 27th of Juno. A des
patch of that date Rays:
"Since 10 o'clock this A. M., a con
tinuous firo of artillery has been kept
up by tho Austrian and Prussian for
ces botweon Noustadt and Nachwoi,
in Bomhomia. At G o'clock this ovon
ing tho Prussians wcro beaten, nnd
aro in full retreat, leaving their dead
and woundod on tho field."
BcnuK, Juno 27.
Tho engagement which took placo
at Pacoloc, to tho east of Turnam,
was of a vory spirited charactor nnd
lasted until midnight
Axcoxa, Juno 27.
Twolvo mon of war comprising tho
Austrian fleet appeared in sight of
this port this P. M., but nro now leav
ing. Tho Itnlian squadron aro prepar
ing to follow and nltnck them.
Behux, Juno 29.
Lust night tho army of Elbo had a
successful ongngoment near Turnam.
taking seven Austrian officors and 500
till Wdli mill 0,ObO Ilui-rrl of OH IJt
htrojcil. Lamsville, Pa., July 0.
Thoro was a gl'6at firo on tho Ben
nohoff Run last night. During a
thunder storm the lightning struct n
gas pipo jn tho Western Union Tole
gragh Well. The firo quickly com
municated to tho tank, which oxplod
od and tho oil ran down the Run,
causing the flames to communicate
with several othor tanks, which in
turn exploded and caused ono of tho , tiou, nnd seldom
heaviest conflgrations in tho oil re
gions ovor experienced.
Between eighteen nnd twenty largo
producing walls woro burned up, in
cluding two or three large flowing
wells, among which woro tho "Sheri
dan" and Western" Union Telegraph"
wells, both of them largo flowing wells.
Tho Shoridan had eight or nino tanks
filled with oil, which werojdestroyed.
As far as wo can learn somo 20,000
barrols of oil wero destroyed; somo es
timate tho number at a much larger
Tho oil was a foot deop as it ran
down tho run to Oil Creek. Thoro
was also between twenty nnd thirty
derricks destroyed, tho wolls of which
woro in various stages of completion.
Tho loss cannot bo osti mated nt pres
ent, but is vory heavy.
Gen. Giunt and the Prubidbscy. -Tho
Washington correspondent of tho Now
York Herald has the following, which,
it will bo noted; professes to bo nu-
It may be stated positively that Gen.
Grant will nccopt a nomination for the
presidency for tho. next term from no
party or faction whatever. His nomi
nation would bo equivalont to an elec
tion, nnd his election would necessari
ly load to his rotiroment from public
lifo nt tho end of his torm of ollice.
Ho cousidors himself yet too young to
withdraw into retirement; nnd, whilo
ho unquestionnbly hns aspirations for
presidential honora with which to
crown bio illustrious careor.'ho feels
coufident that ho can enjoy such hon
ors oigui or twoivo or moro years
honco as readily as now. Theso ideas
have recontly boon, ospressod by him
to his most inlimat'o porsonal friends,
nnd aro umiuostionably tho idoas that
will control him, notwithstanding tho
powerful iulluencoB now being used to
,win his consent to nccopt n uomina
tiuii. Oar Judge E. C. Palmer, of St. Paul,
Minnesota, ib visiting his old friends
in Uurliiigton, at which place ho grad
uated in 18f0. The Judgo is one of
the Commissioners for tho rovision of
tho statutes of his Stnto.
Yeimoxt. Our Representatives in
Congress woro nil invited to nttond tho
celebration of tho Fourth in Rutland.
Wo clip tho following truthful tribute
to Vormont from Sonator Edmund's
reply, which is published, with other
letters, by tho Rutland Herald :
Tho near approach of an adjourn
mont, and tho pressure of business
consequent thoroon, will proven t my
having tho pleasure of accepting your
kind invitation. Tho principles of lib
erty nnd equality onuncinted on tlmt
day aro soon, I trust, to bo applied in
all lheir breadth, to tho wholo puople of
this country, as thoy havo been from
tho beginning, in our Grenn Mountain
Stato. Her statuto books havo nover
been blotted with any law infringing
uio riguis oi man- wild go, as tho
growth and harvest follow tho 6ccd
time, sho has como by steady progress
to her present high estate; her people
moro generally educated, property
moro equally distributed, industry and
prosperity moro thoroughly practiced
and onjoyod, vico and pauperism and
vagrancy moro rare, than in almost
(ifnot quite) any other State or coun
try, and hor politics, founded upon the
truths of that great day, moro truo and
steadfast than tho needle to tho polo
PltESIDEXTHL Ywx TO THE WlT. It
is said tho President and Secretin
Seward have signified tlu.j,. intention
of being present uUhohniuK of the
corner stone of tho Douglas monu
ment, at Chicngo, as boon as t'oiiifross
adjourns. Mr. Howard will dolivor tho
eulogy. Whilo in tho West tho Presi
dent and Mr. Seward are also oxpocted
to visit Madison, Wis., and posbiblv
one or two othor Western cities
Ges. Leb as a Coelegk Puesidext.
A correspondent of tho Ilichmoud
Times, writing from Lexington, Vn.,
gives nn insido view of tho lifo nud
daily routine of Gen. Leo, tho college
president When tho position wns
first offered to him, he declined it;
but after Judgo Brockonbrough had
visited him, nnd explained tho wishes
of tho faculty, ho accepted it in good
faith, and has kUiw mntto hlmsolt ro
murkably popular with tho studouls.
Although his salary is small, ho 10
ceivos a great many presents from un
known4 parties, consisting of almost
ovory imaginable article, from books
and pictures, to clothing and provi
sions. In society ho is not at all un
socini, yet vory cautious m conversn-
oxpresse8 Ins opin
ions on national topics, llo is vory
much annoyed by artiste requesting
him to sit for his picture or bust, nnd
on one ocension ho wns heard to de
clnro that ho had rather stand the firo
of hnlf n dozen of tho best marksmen
in tho Army of Northern Virginia than
bo vexed by the continued solicitations
of this class of people. Ho is busy in
collecting materials for a history of
his campaigns, nnd tho fact that n
New York publisher visited him a few
days since is regarded ns n proof tlint
tho work is now iu procoss of comple
tion. His habits nro said to bo very
industrious. As early ns six o'clock
in tho morning ho may bo seen walk
ing into town to got his lotters and pa
pers; tho remainder of tho day is de
voted to his manifold duties, nnd in
tho evening ho rides into tho country
on his whito horse, not unfrcquontly
stopping to convorso with tho fnrmors
nnd tho country gentlemen, with
whom ho chnnces to meet, about crops
nnd such mntters.
payment of this interest. Ttn.
ESJ- It is stated that over tw.
hundred MormonB from EusUrd n,
now encamped at Wyoming, . .n t'
Missouri rivor, seven miles lrm
braska city, and are preparing t s
for Salt Lake. Several huiulrd .
from Gormnny nro expected m
days. Agents of the saiuts -aj 1
800 moro from different conntrus
on routo from Europe.
Personal. David Hill, of BnJp r
widoly known as the owner ff 11
cbrntod "Black Hawk" hw w
progeny have boon so noted f r r
nnd beauty for tho Inst twen'y ;f
died nt his residence in Jin nur'
duys since, nt tho nge of 77.
Whitehall & Plattsui r. .n
Tho survey of tho A lute a.
Plnttsbni'irli lirtiltuad has ofiw,. s
Tho headquarters of the ci;
party arc for tho present at I .
At tin- Congregational Uiuj-i a .
WeilnetHlnv rii-iiuie. JnW llili. I
I Q. Ilitlingrr, llsc.vn I!. Jim!... i
' lZsuu V. 1'oTTKii, of St. Allan
on Mouilav, Jn
EST With what oxultntion nnd pride
the Mason tolls j-ou of tho mighty
growth of his order, of thousands of
lodges and hundreds and thousands of
members, spread everywhere ovor tho
world's broad area. Nor does ho ox
agorato. In this world of ours, in this
year of grace 18GG, thcro aro nt a
rough calculation, over 2,000,000. Of
this numbor 1,250,000 nro in Europe;
100,000 in Asin; GO.O0O in Africa; G00,
000 in North nnd South Amoricn, and
in theso United States about 300,000.
Illinois has 25,000, divided into about
Moiimon Emiomation. Four vessels
laden with Mormon emigrants recent
ly arrived at Now York. The number
was nearly thrco hundred. Arrange
ments havo boon mndo to bring ovor
this Bummer from England and Euro
pean continental natioim about UG00.
Fivo hundred wagons havo been pro
vided at Salt Lako for tho journeys
ncross the plains.
Gen. McClellan. Tho Now York
Citizen loaniB from privato information
that Gen. McClollan is tho only Amor
ienu officer in fact tho only oflicor of
noto of any foroign nation who is al
lowed tit tho Austrian hondquartors.
"Prod" Aikou, at ono timo editor
of the Burlington Sentinel for a short
period, ami sinco notorious as ono of
tho counsel for Miu Snvmtt, and as n
democratic politician generally, wns
arrested in Washington on Thursday
for obtaiuing money by falso pretences.
ruMrtemio of Sim. II. Tlxim, )..
Knflbnl, dipt. Komko H. Srvux
I(et.hou)8, all of HurlinKton.
ST. Al.U.VXS 3IA11K11T- July 1. lkGk
Cbrrtctmlf&r the lYawcriit er )
Arrira, 0 i
" itdeU,i;rU -o
111' ass, per bngficl, 1 23 ' i .
JlorrKii, per lb., 4
Cnurac, " lii i .
Cons, per bushel IW ' 1 '
Cons Meal, per et., 2 B0'
J .fiat, pr (loz.,., 23
fiouii, (supcrllne, lu 50v It
" extra 13 "0 ' ''
" ilonblo i-stra, 13 "j Is f
llnAwSEEiJ, piTbUBliel 5 00(i 601
II w, yxvioxi, a ro! i 11
Imv, per lb 23tf J
Oats, -cv buahel, 5
Onioss, " 0 00 "
1'ottK, mens 37 0' I
" clear 3$
1'otatoes, pcrbuabcl, TO J .
Salt, Canada, W
U-urk-A Lland 0 0(1 1J
Wool, per lb., . T
Vi oon por cord, a) '
1IOSTO.V JIAUKKT- July
WcBtcni Buporflno PVji
common oxtraH nuO
medium extras iJ "
jjood ami choice, in
cluding QcucBse, Can- . , w
nda, oW. Jllcliigan.
liiiilti jier butihcl: joo
Corn, WoHtc-rn mixed , :J ,'; so
Oatu, Norfn, Wcsfn, Canada,
llcans, common ami bluo pod, 3 j () , ,
marrow and oxtra pea w
Milaticr gallon: . v
Cuba T. u
Cicnfuegoa muscovado JJ '
cZT.:::;::::::::::- 8 ' ja
lloef-KaHtern ami Woatirn mn jioo
mesa and oxtra .!uw,i 20 '
Lard, in bbls. and tierces. . . f- , ,
Iluttcr-N.V.andYt.dairies f' $
Cheeso 18 w
M.Kur rorlb,: inf31 it
Cuba JIuscovado : f , . ' (
l'owdori'd i!, , , i ,
Granulated r., i
Cotlco Cruthed 11
WoolUuMUsno: r ,
New York and Vermont ,
Wosteru, common to line
IIKKillTIIV '.UAIIKICT JiD sUl'
llru taiiii. -Kxtrafatand h' ;vv '
Oxen, $H.()0 i 111,50 1st .jualit.1 H - ' ,t
2d quality H2.25 a 118.00: 3d i ' u
mm, t100 n8., on total wcl(,'ldIi"u
aud drossid beef. , o
to value an beef. , .,, , I '
Milfh C... - tn a 7S; extra a" fr. ftrr
a 125, without oalves, as may bo &t.ri u-
aud ordinary $35 a 15. ,0 w , i 1
Hhniiaiiai.ui.il.-- lo a 7c; or w
ixjr huaU. . u n
.SlM.r..Wholosalo, MPUuU,. , 1
Drossod, 00 a 10 cents. W-KV
Iota, si a 0a. Cal&kirtft fflo a 37c.
'J'iiI1om'.7 ti 1 e !U ,
I'dii, - ji.37 a jo.oeacu.