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THE YEEMONT TRAJSTSCKIPT.
Friday, Jlarcli 20, 1SG8.
TJie Impeachment Trial.
President Johnson has, up to a very
,.n,,t neriod. if we can believe the
Washington correspondents, made light
of his iiupeacliniem,; out ert? hub uu
must le fully aware that it is no trifling
matter. The Houc and the Senate are
in sober earnest, and the faction offlhe
Fenatc on Friday is abundant evidence
that there arc to bo no unnecessary de
lay; so far as that body is concerned.
The demand of the President's counsel
for forty days in which to prepare de
fense, was unreasonable, and was very
properly refused. It was only done to
delay the trial ad much as iossible ; for
his able counsel can prepare an answer
as readily in ten days as in forty. The
people are anxious that this important
question should be settled at the ear
liest possible day. The Presidentshould
have a fair trial, as we believe he will;
and it is not to be supposed that Sena
tors will carry their party feeling to such
an extent as to deprive him of any of
his rights, for rights he has and they
-hould not be' trampled upon. But
w hatever the Republicans may do it is to
be expected that they will be accused of
partiality by the blind followers of An
drew Johnson ; still let Senatois do their
duty and the eople will sustain them.
The Journal's correspondent says: that
"some of the President's friends have
expressed the absurd opinion that his
counsel can challenge those Senators
who have expressed opinions on his in
nocence or guilt. Able lawyers assert
that this cannot be done. The Constitu
tion says the Senate thall have the sole
powor to try all impeachments. Be
hind this absolute grant of power It is
impossible to go. Every Senator consti
tutes a part of the Senate. His rights,
duties and responsibilities are equal to
those of every one of his fellow members,
and neither can he, by any act of his
own, nor they, by any power constitu
tionally possessed, deprive him of his
right to participate in the trial of an im
peached official, So long as he is Sena
tor, he constitutes a part of the tribunal
to which this power has been granted ;
and although he niay have expressed his
judgment regarding the treasonable
or corrupt practices of an impeached of
ficial a thousand times, inthemostpub
lic manner, he cannot be deprived of his
right to sitin judgment.
A great many absurd opinions will be
expressed before the trial is concluded ;
but the people have little interest in
them. They want Andrew Johnson
impeached if found guilty, if not, not.
Jteprimand of Mr. Tijny
On Saturday in the Church of Trans
figuration, New York, Bishop Totter
publicly reprimanded Rev. Stephen II.
TySt jr., for violation of the canon of
the church in officiating in the parish
of another minister without his consent.
A large number of people were present
to witness the " scene," The Bishopsaid
the canon was intended to prevent dis
turbances from rivalry and conflict from
the officiating of a clergyman under cir
cumstances calculated to give trouble to
n peaceful minister, and to intefere with
the quiet and order of his. parish. He
cautioned Mr. Tyng against the repeti
tion of the offence, and hoped he would
hereafter conform to the discipline of
the church. At the close of the admo
nition, Re Dr. Tyng, fatherof Stephen,
attempted to read a protest, but prayers
werd commenced being read, when ho
desisted. The benediction beiug pro
nounccd.tDr. Tyng preceded to the al
tar and handed Bishop Potter the pro
test which was accepted. He protests
against the whole proceeding, " as false
in its allegations, unjust in its principle,
uncanonical in its form, illegal in its
transactions, iniquitous in its purpose,
and voluntarily and persistently perse
cuting in its spirit, process and develop
ment." The protest was accompanied
by the following appeal :
" And I do solemnly appeal from this
decision of this court and from this
approval thereof by the Bishop of this
diocese, under the most earnest sense of
the cruel injustice with which this re
spondent has been treated, to the su
preme final decision of the General Con
vention of the Protestant Episcopal
Church in the United States, to the
abiding sense of justice and righteous
ness in the individual members of the
Church, to the conscientious review of
the Christian church throughout the
land, to the accord of future historic
truth, togencrations of advancing light
and religious purity and iower which
may come hereafter, and with the dee
cst humility, but with confidence un
feigned, to the judgment scat of the
Lord Jesus Christ, who is the one great
Head and Ruler of His Church, and
whose approval can never be given to
the prosecution of the innocent or to the
oppression of the weak."
Subsequently the friends of Mr. Tyng
held a meeting and appointed Rev. John
Cotton Smith, Rev. Dr. Dyer, Rev. Mr.
Brown and Rev. Mr. Rising a committee
to report resolutions at a public meet
ing. Some of the gentlemen were quite
severe in their remarks. Mr. Smith
eaid a conflict had been inaugurated
which demands resistance on the part
of all evangelical ministers. They could
not and would not submit to the action
of the court and Bishop. Another cler
gyman said the movement against Mr.
Tyng wus a wrong and a sin against
God and the Church, and when seces
sion was concluded upon as their duty,
they might believe in receiving God's
blc-sing uion their labors. Rev. Mr.
Brewer, of Brooklyn, ,-aidhewould "ac
cept the first opportunity to preach in
what had been sneeringly termed a
Methodist Meeting House if all the
High Church Presbyters in New York
and all the Bishops i Christendom
should remonstrate against his doing
it.' Others sjwke in M similar vein.
A resolution was unanimously adopted
tcnderingsymiwthy to Mr. Tvng. Thu
stands the Tyng case at this'writing.
" m m
Co.VNi-cTicTT. The election in this
State takes place on the first Monday of
April; and, as in the case of New
Hampshire, every foot of ground will
be contested by the opposing parties.
The Republicans, it must be confessed,
have' much hard work to do if they
would come out of the contest trium
phunt. Gov. English, the Democratic
candidate, had a majority lust year of
nine hundred and eighty-seven, and his
friends are using every effort in their
Iower to re-elect him, by even a larger
majority. But present indications are
they will be disappointed, if the Repub
licans will make the proper elforts, as
they doubtless will. They well know
the strength of their adversaries, and
tu' mieht to overcome it. Let the
Connecticut Republicans follow the ex
amnio of their New Hampshire breth
run. Everv school district should be
ilmrou"hlv canvassed, and able speak
fihhnld be employed to fairly argue
before the people the vital questions that
This done, and, we
j, nomocracy will be de-
Jtepublicttn Strife Convention.
The Republican State Convention for
the nomination of delegates to the Chi
cago Convention, was held at Rutland
on Wednesday. Hon. Peter T. Wash
burn of Woodstock presided, and D. W.
Dixon, of Grand Isle, acted as Secretary.
The following gentlemen were elected
T. W. Park, of Bennington.
George J. Stannard, of Burlington.
Luther Baker of Newport.
Samuel E. Pingree, of Windsor.
The following substitutes were then
For Mr. Park, Hon. P. W. Hyde of
For Gen. Stannard, Hon. Jed P. Ladd,
of Grand Isle.
For Mr. Baker, Hon. George N. Dale,
For Col. Pingree, Hon. Hcman Car.
pouter of Washington.
Hon. C. W. Willard from theComniit
tee on Resolutions reported the follow
ing which were unanimously adopted :
Jicsolved, That we still believe in the
self-evident truth that all men are cre
ated equal, and that this truth only
flnds its just interpretation and its per
fect expression in constitutions and laws
which guarantee to every person equal
civil and political rights.
licsolvcd, That we recognize in Gen.
Ulysses S. Grant a soldier whose bril
liant record in war has received addition
al lustre by his firm steady, frank, love
of justice, "freedom and truth in his ad
ministration of military affairs and his
obedience to the laws in .time of peace
and a statesman, whose wisdom, moder
ation, sound judgement and steadfast ad
herence to the principles of constitution
aljliberty, have stood as a rock upon
which the blandishments and bullets of
traitors, whether in power or not, have
jKUired in vain. We best give expres
sion to what is in the heart of every Re
publican in Vermont in joining our
voice to the common acclaim which
names this soldier and statesman as our
leader in the next Presidential cam
paign. With him as chief magistrate,
the Republic will once more triumph
over its enemies and order and peace
will bring their blessings to this dis
licsolvcd, That we approve the action
of Congress in respect to impeachment,
and earnestly call upon the Senate of
the United States, sitting as a Court of
Impeachment, to proceed without fear,
favor or affection, and w e assure them
that the people of Vermont will stand
by and maintain the just judgment of
licsolvcd, That we hail the result of
the labors of our Republican brethren
in New Hampshire in their late political
contest as the harbinger of the over
whelming defeat, which awaits our ene
mies in the coming Presidential cam
paign. The Convention was very acceptably
addressed by Hon. E. D. Culver, of
Brooklyn, N, Y.
Third JJistriet Convention.
The Republicans of the third Congres
sional District, met in Convention at
Academy Hall, St. Albans,to-day(Thurs-day)
at 12 o'clock, for the nomination of
twodelegates to the Chicago Convention,
and were called to order by Wm. Har
mon, Esq., Chairman of the District
On motion, Hoq. George W. Hcndee,
of Morrisville, was elected President and
N. T. Sheafe, Secretary.
On motion, H. M. Judson, Hunting
ton, Guy C. Noble, St. Albans, II. II.
Powers and L. B. Piatt, Burlington,
were appointed a Committee on resolu
tions. The following gentlemen were ap
pointed a committee on Credentials : P.
D. Ballou, Burlington, L. W. Martin,
Montgomery, O. S. Page, Hyde Park,
Josiah Grout, Brighton, D. W. Dixon,
Grand Isle, J. B. Wheelock, Coven
try. On motion, adjourned to 2 o'clock.
The Convention met at 2 o'clock, when
the committee on credentials made their
report which was adopted and accepted.
The following gentlemen were then
elected delegates :
DanaR. Bailey. St. St. Albans.
W. W. Grout, Barton.
James A. Shedd, of Burlington, was
elected substitute for Mr. Bailey, and
Mr. H. II. Powers, of Morrisville, for
Bishop Bis.si:r.i.. Rev. William Hen
ry Augustus Bissell, D.D., the l cwly
elected Bishop of the Diocese of Vermont,
is a native of Randolph, this State, and
fifty-two years old. He was nominated
by the clergy on the twelfth ballot.
Rev. Dr. Hoffman of Brooklyn, N. Y. ;
Rev. Dr. Paddock, of Detroit, Mich. ;
and Rev. Malcolm Douglas, of Windsor
were prominent candidates for the posi
tion. Bishop Bissell graduated at the
University of Vermont in the class of
1830. He was for a time a tutor in the
Vermont Episcopal Institute, under
Bishop Hopkins, and was a candidate
for Holy Orders at Burlington in 1837.
He was afterwards principal of the
irammar School at West Troy; then
teacher in the Episcopal Institute at
Troy; then Rector of Trinity Church,
West Troy ; then Rector 6f Grace Church
in Lyons, N. Y., and from there was
called to be Rector of Trinitv Church,
in Geneva N. Y. which charge he has
filled with remarkable success for twen-
years. He was brought up a Congre-
gationalist but became an Episcopalian
in Burlington. He is represented to be
a cultivated scholar, a logical and earn
est preacher and an impressive extem-
Nkw Hamp.su i hk Elections. Re
turns from all the towns in New Hamp
shire, give Harriman two thousand five
hundred and thirty majority, being a
net gain for Sinclair, of four hundred
and ten votes, since last year on the Gov
ernor vote. The Representatives stand
192 Republicans, and 138 Democrats.
There were, last year, 202 Democrats a
Democratic gain of 20. Both parties
made a canvass of the State, and the re
sult proves that, that of the Republicans
was by far the -most correct. In their
wards the Republican Committee came
within three or four hundred of the to
tal vote of the State, while the Democrat
ic Committee came within about five
The Republicans of the Old Bay State
met at AVorcester on Monday or last
week, and elected the following persons
delegates to the Chigago Convention:
Wm. Clallln. of Newton: He nrv Alex
ander, Jr., of Springfield; John B. Alley,
oi i,yim; ueorge Coggswell, of Salem.
itesoiutioiiB were adopted favoring the
Impeachment movement, pledging sup
port to Gen. Grant for President, present
ing Hon. Henry Wilson us candidate
for Vice- President, and congratulating
the Republicans of New Hampshire on
their brilliant success at the recent State
The Rcuublican papers of Connecti
cut arc entreating the Democratic mana
gers to imiort to that btaie u. uurr,
Hmirv Clav Dean. Monteomery Blair.
Brick Pomcrov and the remainder of
tha Connerhead crew who canvassed
New Hampshi re so successfully for them
Items from U'ashinyton.
Alexander H. Stephens, of Georgia,
was at the White House Monday morn
ing, and was admitted at once to the
It is said that old " Ad Interim " still
labors under the hallucination that he
is Secretary of War. He recognizes Mr.
Stanton only as a private citizen, and so
he has told the impeachment managers.
The House Committee on Ways and
3Ieans will not have the Tax bill recon
structed before the first of April.
It is now reported that the President
did not order General Sickles to join his
regiment when he was campaigning in
New Hampshire, but that the mistake
arose from the fact that Lieutenant
Colonel Sykes, of the oth regiment, was
ordered to duty.
Joseph II. Bradley, Jr., who was ex
pelled from the bar of the District Su
preme Court for contempt of court dur
ing the Surratt trial, got the United
States Supreme Court to consider on
Saturday a writ of mandamus to etl'ect
A Virginia Union man, who was at
Leesburg that State on Sunday, says
that John S. Mosby, who resides there,
was visited by nearly a thousand of his
guerilla command. They were all well
mounted, and many of them were
armed. After riding through the streets
of Leesburg in column, they were exer
cised in battalion movements and then
formed into a square to hear a speech
from Mosby. What he said my inform
ant could not hear, but some of the men
afterward declared that they might
at any day be called upon to oust Stan
ton from tho War Office.
William Slade, the steward at the
White House, died Monday after a brief
illness. He w:is a colored "man and was
regarded as the son of a leading citizen.
After having been for many years por
ter of the Metropolitan Hotel, he was
appointed by President Lincoln Messen
ger at the White House, and President
Johnson made him Steward, giving
him the disbursement of all the moneys
expended there. He had been a suc
cessful speculator in real estate, and he
has left at least $100,000, besides an un
Mr. Washburn, of Indiana, intro
duced a bill into the House on Mon
day repealing so much of the provision
of the net of 1SGG to fix tho number of
Judges of the Supreme Court, as pro
vides that any vacancy in the office of
Associate Justice of the Supreme Court
of the United States shall be filled by ap
pointment until the numberof Associate
Judges shall le reduced to six. This
will enable Mr. Wade, when he becomes
President, to npjoint enough able Union
men to the Bench of the Supreme Court
to control its decisions.
Mr. Broomall of Pennsvlvania has
introduced a novel retrenchment reso
lution, which provides that everv Sena
tor and member of the House shall be
charged ten psr centum of the cost of
publishing and reporting, in the Daily
Congressional Globe, all remarks and
speeches made by them during the ses
sion. This is not to apply, however, to
any member who reports'for a commit
tee a bill for action to the Hou-c or Senate.
Hon. John W. Stewart, of Middle
bury, Judge Loyal C. Kellogg, Col. W.
G. Veassy, Hon. Seneca M. Dorr, of
Rutland, and Hon. C, W. Williard, of
Montpelier, arc mentioned as candidates
for Representatives in Congress from
the First District. There being so many
candidates Mr. Woodbridge may "slip
Mr. W. M. Evarts, the distinguished
lawyer, is also a successful amateur far
mer. He realized last year from two
hundred and twenty-five acres in Wind
sor, Vermont, ft profit of $7fil.fiS, mid re
ceived tho first farm premium from tho
Windsor Counly Agricultural Fair.
Rev. W. H. Lord, of Montpelier, has
arrived safely. In a letter dated Liver
pool, Feb. 3d, published in the Montpe
lier Journal, he says :
I cannot convey niv sensation when
we came in sight of land. I had been
sick for eight days. The water was in
finite an endless waste of disturbance
and misery, where land, anythiny solid
and secure, seemed imixMsible. He adds
that the weather there was mild as May,
aim inai iney nave nan out one or two
frosts in Liverpool this winter.
It is stated that Robert S. Hale, of
Elizabethtown, N. Y., was retained by
Secretary Stanton, to appear for him in
case President Johnson instituted legal
proceedings, as threatened, to test the
tenure of ollice act.
At the election of Bishop Hopkins as
Bishop of Vt. in 1S32, there were present
from Chittenden County, the Rev. Geo.
T. Chapman,;Rector of St. Paul's church,
Burlington, with Messrs. Justus Bur-
ck, 'timothy J-ollctt, and Andrew
Thompson, lay-delegates; the Rev. Louis
.McDonald, Rector of Trinitv Church.
Shelbum ; and Messrs. Samuel R. Crane
and Warren Hoxie, lay-delegates from
Trinity church, Milton. The lay-delegates
are all dead ; both clergymen sur
vive, Rev. Mr. McDonald at Middle
bur, and the Rev. Dr. Chapman at Ncw-
The Cincinnati Gazette's Washington
eorresjKmdcnt says that "Grant settled
the question of probable delay in the im
peachment trial yesterday. Some one
told him Johnson was going to ask time
to send off to Alaska and other ends of
the earth for witnesses. 'What's the
use of that?' said the General. 'He can
prove anything he wants to by Welles
and Randall and McCulIoch.' "
St. Aliians Musical Association.
At a meeting of this association, held
on the evening of the 13th, the following
resolutions were unanimously adopted :
Whereas, Edward P. Phillips. Direc
tor of "The St. Albans Musical Associa
tion," has closed his labors with us, and
whereas, the members of this Associa
tion have, through his kind influence
and efforts, been highly promoted in
musical culture, and have thereby been
mutual recipients of his valuable in
struction ; and whereas, the musical in
terests ot the community have thereby
been high.lv sustained, and a taste for
one of the noblest arts of life cultivated
by all classes; therefore.
Jicsolved, That " Tiic bt. AinansMus-
ical Association" deeply regret the loss
of their worthy and ellicient director,
their true and sincere friend, and that
they do unanimously tender to him
their heartfelt thanks for the good work
he has accomplished for us, and their
best wishes for abundant success in his
new field of labor; that a large circle of
friends will gather around him wherev
er he may be, to cheer him on in the
attainment of a high position in his
worthy profession ; and that above all
a kind Providence will always be his
most faitntut guiue ana support.
Jicsolved, Thst "The St. Albans Mus
ical Association" do herewith tender
their most hearty thanks to the " St.
Albans Brigade Band " for the excellent
nnd eninvahle music furnished by them
on the occasion of the "Cantata," of the
Winter Evening's Entertainment, giv
en bv the members of the above associa
tion at Academy Hall, February 27th,
and 28th, 18G8, and that we extend to
them our best wishes for their future
happiness and success.
The Association has elected Mr. H. I.
Proctor, musical director.
First District Convention. The
Republicans, of the 1st Congressional
District, met at Rutland on "Wednesday
and chose as delegates to the Chicago
Convention, Gen. AVm. Y. Ripley, of
Rutland, and George C. Bhepard, of
Canada Itkms. The Provisional
Directors of the Waterloo, Magog and
Stanstead Railway, was held at Mon
treal on Wednesday of last week. Hon.
Mr. Foster submitted a proposition to
construct the road between Waterloo
and Magog. This was accepted and the
stock-books were ordered to bcopencdat
The St. Johns AVtra of the 13th says :
Mr. Vinton Barns, of St. Armand East,
sold, last week, 77 tubs of butter at the
Stanbridge station, being the production
of his dairy for the two seasons-of 18(JG
and 1SG7, receiving 27c. per pound in sil
ver, amounting to over $1,000. It went
to the Boston market.
The new postal law takes effect on the
first of April. Letters to any part of
the Dominion will then be 3 cents per
ounce pre-paid, or five cents otherwise.
Letters to the States will be 5 cents in
stead of 10 cents, pre-paid. The arrange
ments for the establishment of the P.O.
Saving Bank on the first of the month
are also complete.
A telegram dated Chatham, March 13
The greatest freshet ever known in
this section of the country is prevailing
here. Kent bridge and Catham Fifth
street bridge were swept away yesterday.
A large amount of valuable "property fn
this town and surrounding country is
destroyed. The Great Western Railway
track west of this place is carried away
for ten miles. All railway communica
tions between Chatham and Detroit is
stopped. The through passengers by
the Great Western will be cquvcyeU
over the Grand Trunk Jtailwu? from
Port Huron to Detroit until tlieroad is
How to Pathoxize a Papku. The
St Johns (P.Q.).Ycjfj? has recently don
ned a new and handsomedress,consider
ably enlarged its size, and is now the
largest as well as one of the best-looking
papers published in the Eastern Town
ships, in its issue of the 13th inst., it
takes occasion to give its readers some
broad hints regarding newspaper pat
ronage ; and as its remarks are as appli
cable to this region as that of Canada,
we copy a portion of the article :
There are too many who think that
the profits of the publisher are large,
and liecome iiitlillerent as to the mode
printer's is the last bill they think of
settling. He can afford to wait. The
amount is small, at best, and cannot
make much difference. So they rea-on
and permit the publisher to be sorely
pressed for what is honestly his, anil
could be paid with but little exertion.
We appeal to our readers to know if we
are not correct.
There are more ways than one of as
sisting a paper. The first thing is of
course to subscribe and pay in advance.
The next is to get your neighbor to do
likewise. Then you should interest
yourself in procuring advertising and
jo-ibing patronage for the proprietor.
'You should besides take pleasure in keep
ing the editor posted up in local matters.
A knowledge of whatever transpires in
your neighborhood of local or general
interest is always gratefully received by
the conductors of nowspaiers. Acts of
attention like these, though entailing
little labor or expense, go far toward
giving life and animation to a journal.
GjrrfjHHltiirr of the Yirnmnt 7Vn.vij.f.
Letter from Xeir Hampshire.
Rockingham Hoi sn..
Portsmouth, N. II., .March 17th, lbOS.
Lat Tuesday was an eventful day for
New Hampshire, and many a Democrat
all the United States over lias since car
ried a long face, a heavy heart, and a
light purse. One man in Boston lost
$10,000 on the result of the election ;
another lost ten hats, and soon. The
number uC small sums that has changed
hands in consequence, is incalculable.
It was the hardest fought political bat
tle ever known in the State: well eon
tested by the " Hindoos" but won by
the "Black Republicans." As this city,
owing in prc to the reputed navy yard
interest, has been considered doubtful
in its tendencies, it has been made the
scene of especial effort; and though jioli
tics do not seethe, boil, foam, overflow,
and drown everything else, here, as they
do in Concord; they hold as important
a place in the lives of men as they ought,
when one considers that election day
may not see the termination of their
The last stir to the jolitical pudding
was given on Monday afternoon by a
number of addresses, at the Temple.
The Hon. James W. Patterson, and
Generals Sickles and Cochrane, being
among the speakers; while in the even
ing the Temple was held in the Demo
cratic interest and Generals Sickles,
Cochrane and others spoke to a packed
street from the steps of the Rockingham
House. From the roof of the Porfers
Lodge a band discoursed patriotic strains
betiveen the speeches, and there was
quite a pyrotechnic display, consisting
chiefly of rockets, Roman candles, blue
and white lights, etc.
Tuesday morning was dull and threat
ening, but there was no more valid ex
cuse than dirty walking to keep any
one from the polls. The two Generals
took the early train for Concord, and
the world was astir early and late. The
streets had been unusually crowded for
a number of days, but this day all the
masculine part of the population delibe
rately spent upon the street, and such
grouping, gathering, going to and fro,
standing upon the sidewalk and in the
middle of the street, shouldering, elbow
ing, buttonholing, with never ending
talking, is rarely seen. When late in the
afternoon the city returns were made,
the Republicans got possession of-the
bells and every bell in the place rang
joyously for half an hour.
The Miss Bessie Bisbee whom I men
tioned in my hist letter as lecturing up
on the Democratic side, is a native of
Vermont, but since her father's death
some ten years ago, she and her mother
have made their home in New York city.
She graduated at a school in Lexington
Mass., less than a"year ago, and is now
but twenty-one years of age. It was
while visiting her brother, who is pas
tor of a church at St. Taul Minn., that
she was induced by her friends to ad
dress the public on National affairs. It
was Miss Bisbee's intention to close her
labors in this state on Thursday last,
but she was so earnestly solicited that
she spoke in Greenland on Friday, at
Rye on Saturday, and on Monday at
Hampton. She left on Tuesday for
New Haven, Conn, and is to speak in
the principal cities in that State. Of
course her own party and some members
of the opposing one, pronounce her to be
superior to Miss Dickenson. Governor
Harriman has also been strongly urged
to take the stump for the coming elec
tion in Conn., and will probably follow
Miss Bisbee during the present week,
urged by a strong desire to counteract
her influence. We in New Hampshire
can readily imagine the excitement that
Connecticut will undergo during these
two weeks that precede her election.
iwrGeu. Hancock has ordered the
Louisiana election on the question of
ratifying the Constitution for the 17th
and 18th of April.
For the Vermont Transcrijit
An eminent political economist has
said that tho best evidence of the civili
zation ofa people is the condition of their
highways. An equally eminent engi
neer who has travelled much in this
country, in Great Britain, and on the
continent of Europe und whose interests
have led him to pay very considerable
attention to the subject in all its details,
says: "The common roads of the Uni
ted States are inferior to those of any
other civilized country. Their faults
are those of direction, of slopes, of shape,
of surface and generally of deficiency in
all the attributes of good roads. Some
of these defects are indeed the unavoid
able results of the scantiness of capital
and of labor in a new country, but most
of them arise from ignorance cither of
the true principles of road-making or of
the advantages of putting these princi
ples into practice '
It is not our purpose in the space of a
single newspaper article to attempt to
elucidate any of the real principles of
road-making, but rather to invite pub
lic attention to the radical defects of the
present system of assessing ami expend
ing labor upon the repair of roads al
ready in use.
The whole system of electing surveyors
at town meetings, and receiving labor
instead of money, should be abolished.
The "road-tax" system, of personal ser
vice and commutation, though nearly
universal with us is unsound in its prin
ciple, unjust in its operation, wasteful
in its practice and unsatisfactory in its
results. Borrowed from the statutes of
England and France, the law is a rem
nant of the times of feudal vassah'ge
when one of the tenures by which land
was held was the obligation to make the
roads passable for the troops of the lord
of the manor.
Adam Smith says of it : "The money
levied is more than double of what is ne
cessary for executing in the completest
manner the work, which is often execu
ted in a very slovenly manner, and
sometimes not executed at all." How
fully and unreservedly is thisscntiment
adopted by every man who has ever
given the subject one hour's thought.
In the first place, the condition of the
roads, which is so important an element
of the wealth and comfort of the whole
community, should not be left to the
mercy of the indolence or false economy
of the districts through which they pass.
In one district, the public spirit and
pride of its Inhabitants may have in
duced them to make and keep up good
roads ; in another a short sighted iiolicy
looking only to private interest in its
narrowest sense, may have led the in
habitants to work upon the roads barely
enough to put them in such a condition
as will allow a wagon to be slowly drawn
over them, while I have at this moment
" in my mind's eye" a district not over
four miles from the court house of this
county in which there has not been two
dollars worth of laborexpended in thelast
six years, and across which though the
road leads to one of the wealthiest tow's
of the county, it is impossible to drive
an empty wagon thirty rods together
upon a slow trot.
In other occupations, an aprentiee
ship or u course of study, and frequent
ly loth, are considered necessary before
a person is considered qualified to prac
tice with his own capital; whilea high
way surveyor the moment he is chosen
is thought fit to direct a work requiring
much science, at the expense of the cap
itul'of ilw town, aud m uooti iws lit; UUS
learned something by his year's exig
ence or more properly apprenticeship, he
is voted out and another takes his place
and begins repairing roads at the ex
pense of their condition.
But the evil 'does not stop here; men
are taken from their peculiar occupa
tions in which they may be skilled and
put to work at one of which they know
nothing, and for the practice of which
their own wholly unfits them, yet the
law assumes that they are all alike skil
ful road makers. Again working on
the road is generally made a half holiday
by those who assemble at the call of the
surveyor. Few of the men or teams do
half a day's work, the remainder of the
time being lost in idleness and story
telling, and perhaps even half of the ac
tual work being worse than lost by mis
direction, nnd a natural consequence of
this combination of circumstances is
that those who commute pay very much
more than their true proportion of the
taxes. But it very frequently happens
that, nothwitlistanding the commuter
pays for a day's work, it is appropriated
by the surveyor in consideration of the
"heavy standing around" that he has to
perform after his own tax has been
Such are a few of the many defects of
the present system of managing the
town roads, but perhaps they are suffi
cient to set the people thinking. Want
of space and time, will not permit
me to propose the remedies that com
mend themselves to my own mind and
I will close by offering a few suggestions
that may eventually be more Jfullv ela
borated. T have said that the whole systemof elec
ting highway surveyors should be abol
ished. As our law at present stands, the
alternative is to elect three commission
ers of highways ; but the law should bo
so amended as to put the whole re
sponsibility upon one man, who should
bo a professional road builder, a, man of
science and ability, and he should be
permanently and constantly employed.
It should follow as a matter of course,
that he would employ only able bodied
men, who, having become acquainted
with and inured to the labor, would ac
complish vastly more work than the
same number of the kind of laborers
heretofore alluded to. Another advan
tage would be that the work would
be done at just the right time, and in
just tho right manner, and we would
not suffer tho inconvenience of worn out
roads by reason of the excess of repair
almost the other haif. But the advan
tage that would most directly affect the
tax-payer, would be a saving of one half
of all the taxes after the system became
I cannot better close the consideration
of this subject, than by commending to
the careful perusal of all parties interest
ed, an article entitled "Country Roads"
in the report of the Department of Agri
culture for 18CG, which our worthy rep
resentative has pretty Jiberally distribu
ted among the people of this region. It
is from the pen of the Hon. Henry F.
French, a man eminently fitted by ex
perience anu culture ior iue ui
O. S. Bliss.
Georgia, March 18, 18G8.
Resignation of Stanberv. Attor
ney General Stanbery sent on his resig
nation last week, which was accepted
by the President. Mr. Stanbery has
undertaken to defend the "great crim
inal", and he doubtless thought that he
ould do his client better service if he
was not his official servant. No success
or is to be appointed for the present.
Secretary Browning will discharge the
duties of the office for some time.
THE IMPEACHMENT TRIAL
TIIE PRESIDENT APPEARS BY
Forty Days Asked for Prepara
- " ' 'tion;
Till A L FIAJJJU'OJl MA ItCU '-i.'i.
At one o'clock, Friday, March 13, Sen
ator Wade vacated the President's chair
and Chief Justice Chase, entering by
the rear door, ascended the steps and
took possession, after the Sergeant-at-Anns
had made proclamation. Mr.
Howard moved that the House of Rep
resentatives be notified that the trial
was about to begin. The Journal was
then read by the Secretary of the Sen
ate. Thechamber became very still and
the scene was solemn and imposing. A
few minutes past one o'clock the House
managers, with the exception of Mr.
Butler and Mr. btevens, entered slowly
and took their scats around the tabic set
aside for them. Then came the mem
bers of the House of Representatives,
who took scats in the rear of the hall.
By the direction of the Chief Justice the
roll w:is then willed and the Senators
who were absent at the organization of
the court were sworn in, including Mr.
Vickers, of Maryland. After all the
Senators had taken the oath, the Serg-cant-at-Arms
Ci.lled in a loud voice:
Andrew Johnson, fcue accused," three
times, but no response was given. The
President's counsel were then notified
to appear, and they did so.
Henry Stanbery, Judge Nelson of
Tennessee and Judge Curtis of Massa
chusetts took seals at the table assigned
them. Mr. Stanbery then rone, and
amid profound silence said thai he, In
direction of the President, was engaueil
as counsel. He then read a statement
from Andrew Johnson, asking that at
least forty days be granted him to pre
pare his case. A imper was also pre
sented signed by the President's counsel,
Messrs. Stanbery, Nelson. Curtis, Ev
arts and Black, stating that the time
asked for by the President was absolute
ly necessary for the counsel in order to
prepare all their points. This paper de
tailed at length the time allowed to
Judge Chase to appear when he was ar
raigned on the trial of impeachment.
By half-past eleven o'clock, half the
Senators apieared and arranged them
selves in little knots discussing the mo
mentous business of the day. It was
noticeable that not a single "negro was
in the gallery, the section usually occu
pied by them was filled with ladies.
There was no rush or crowding of doors
or aisles, everything was conducted with
perfect order and decorum. The chap
lain invoked a blessing uon those now
entering uion this high and important
duty, and upon whom rest s the eyes of the
country and of the world, tnat they
might be guided by divine wisdom, that
all their acts might be characterized by
justice, and that this high court might
bo led to such a verdict as God would
approve in the high court of heaven,
and to which all the people shall respond
At one o'clock, the morning hour hav
ing expired, the Chief Justice took the
chair, and the Seigeant-at-Arms made
the proclamation in the usual form. The
Secretary of the Senate then read the
journal of the last meeting of the court.
A large number of members of the
House, headed by the managers, mean
while standing in tile outside the open
door, and on motion of Mr. Howard, an
order was made that the Sergeant-at-Arms
notify the House that the Senate
was organized asaCourtof impeachment
and ready to proceed with the trial of
Immediately thereafter the manag
ers and members of the House, entered
and took the seats provided for them,
Mr. Butler being absent and the Sena
tors present who had not already been
sworn, trmk tin Mith. rPlic ivtui it or tile
Sergeant-at-Anns of his service of the
summons on the President, was read,
when on motion of Mr. Johnson, the
counsel of the President were notified of
the commencement of proceedings, and
Messrs. Stanbery, Curtis and Nelson
took theirseat at the table on the right
of the Chief Justice and opposite to the
managers, who were seated on the left.
Mr. Butler, the remaining manager,
then came in, and shortly attcrward an
other deputation of the House entered,
headed by the Speaker.
Mr. Washburn of Illinois, and Mr.
McPherson, the Clerk of the House,
ranged themselves behind the bar. Mr.
Stanbery then rose and addressing the
Chief Justice, read the answer of the
President, entering h's appearance and
naming as his counsel Messrs. Stanbery,
Curtis, Nelson, Black and Evnrt, anil
asking a reasonable time for the prepa
ration of his defense, the period of forty
days, citing various cases in which pe
riods as long in preparation tothe mag
nitude of the case, had been granted.
Mr. Bingham, on behalf of the manag
ers, contended that the eighth rule pro
vided that on the appearance of the
President, he was required to file his
answer, and in case his answer was not
tiled that the trial should proceed as
on a plea of not guilty. He claimed,
therefore, that the trial should proceed
forthwith. Mr. Curtis, in reply, refer
red to the cases of Judge Humphreys
and others, and argued that the rule wa ;
susceptible of no such construction as
that put upon it by 2 Ir. Bingham. Mr.
"Wilson followed, enlarging on the same
views as his colleague. Mr. Stanbery
expressed greater surprise than he had
ever before felt at this claim put for
ward by the managers, and saying there
H-emed to be a disposition to hurrv
through this momentous trial as if it
were a case before a police court.
Heargucdfrom the wording of the
other rules that the appearance day was
not intended to be the day for the ans
wering and the trial day.
He said two of the President's coun
sel were not present, and that no oppor
tunity had been offered for the prepara
tion of defense or calling of witnesses,
and that in the worjt days of the star
chamber, such an attempt to hurry
through a trial had never been made.
He spoke very warmly, saying that there
seemed to have been n trap set for the
President and his counsel. At the con
clusion of his remarks the Chief Justice
said that the motion would be argued
for an hour, in accordance with the
Mr. Bingham rose and said he had
been greatly surprised at hearing the
hasty words which had been dropped
from the lips of his learned friend Mr.
Stanbery, and asserted that the only
motive of the managers was to enforce
the rule which the Senate had made,
and to prevent a dilatory lino of de
fense. The Chief Justice was about to put
tho question on Mr. Stanbery's motion,
when Mr. Edmunds offered an order
thr.t April first be the day appointed for
filing of tho President's answer, that
within three days thereafter the man
agers file their replication, and that the
0th of April the trial proceed.
On motion of Mr. Morton at two
o'clock the Senate retired for consulta
tion. After two hours deliberation the
court returned to the Senate chamber,
and the Chief Justice announced the
rule which the Secretary read, that the
President must respond in court before
Monday, March, 23rd.
B A curious state of affiiirs appeared
in the Erio Railway quarrel the other
day, the Directors having served on
them an injunction from one Judge
against acting as officers, and another
from another Judge against refusing to
act, so that they were liable for con
tempt of court whatever they did. The
Board quietly removed their office to
Jersey City, during the night, to get in
to a country' where they would not be
Correspondence from Panama states
that outrages continue upon foreigners,
who are shot and otherwise maltreated
by the natives, without tho Government
inteferring on their behalf. At the time
the last mail left; a petition was being
signed by Americans on the Isthmus,
addressed to the authorities, asking bet
1'rotestant Episcopal Convention.
We give the following account of the
special convention of the Diocese of Ver
mont, for the election ofa Bishop, taken
from the Burlington Times:
The special convention of the Protest
ant Episcopal church of the Diocese of
Vermont, met at St. Paul's church in
this city at 10 a. in., Wednesday.
The convention was called to order by
Rev. Josiah Swett, D. D., chairman of
the standing committee, Thomas II.
Canlield of Burlington Secretary.
After reading the summons of the
standing committee for the convention,
the Secretary proceeded to call tho list
of the clergy entitled to seats in the con
vention. The following persons were present
from Franklin county :
Rev. Albert H. Bailey, D. D., Sheldon.
Rev. J. Isham Bliss, St. Albans.
Rev. J. B. Pitman, Highgate.
Rev. Francis W. Smith, Enosburgh.
Rev. Fred. A. Wadleigh, Berkshire.
The parishes entitled to representa
tives in the convention were then called.
The churches in Franklin and La
moille counties were represented by the
following gentlemen :
Calvary, Berkshire Lymnn M. Hart,
S. S. B. .Marvin.
Holy Apostles, Cambridge Oscar At
wood. Christ Church, Enosburgh Caleb R.
Christ Church, Fairfax Lvinan Haw
ley. Trinity Church, Fairfield A. A. I'ar
raud. St. John's, Highgate V. S. Ferris.
Union, Montgomery Joshua Clapp,
Grace Church, Sheldon Alfred Keith
St. Luke's, St. Albans B.Paul, Wm.
N. Smith, Horatio N. Barber, J. W. Ho
bart. A quorum of the clergy and laity ac
cording to the canon being present the
President announced that the conven
tion was duly organized.
On motion of Rev. Francis W. Smith,
the following resolution was adopted :
IlfMulvrd, That the clergymen of the
Protestant Kpisropal Church, not canonic-ally
entitled to seats in this conven
tion, all clergymen of the church of
Kngiand, all candidates for holy orders,
the Treasurer of this convention, the
Treasurer of the Board of Land Agents,
and Memhers of the Standing Commit
tee, here present, be, and hereby are in
vited to seats in this convention.
Whereupon the Rev. Norman W.
Camp, D. D., of the Diocese of New
York, and the Rev. II. C. Harris, Rec
tor of St. James Church, Hydeville,
the IJev. Myron A. Johnson, Rector of
St. Peter's" Church, Bennington, and
the Rev. Edward R. Atwell, Rector of
St. Paul's Church, Burlington, ap
peared and took teats in the convention
under the foregoing resolution.
The following resolutions were then
presentee! in the convention by the
Uev. A. H. Bailey. D. D.:
Jlemleed, That this Convention deems
it necessary before proceeding to elect a
Bishop to make provision for his sup
Iort. Jlesofvcd, That a committee of nine
members be appointed to devise the best
means to obtain an Episcopal Fund for
this object, and to solicit subscriptions
(if they judge this to be the best method)
without delay from members present,
and to report as soon as practicable to
Ilesolved, That the Hon. Roderick
Richardson, Hon. Harmon Canfield,
Hon. H. N. Barber, Geo. R. Chapman,
Esq., Hon. Pitt W. Hyde, Chas. Clem
ent, Esq., J. E. Higgins, Esq. A. Prou
ty, Hon. Alfred Keith, and Wyman
Flint, be, and are hereby appointed
members of this committee.
On motion the convention proceeded
to consider the resolutions seriatim, and
thev were unanimously adopted.
On motion of the Rev. Francis W.
Smith, the eonvention'adjourned for the
purpose of attending divine serviee, to
meet again at 3 p. in.
Morning prayer was then offered by
the Rev. Malcolm Douglass, Rector of
St. Paul's Church, Windsor, assisted by
the Rev. J. Newton Pairbanks, Rector
of St. Thomas' Church, Brandon.
The sermon before the convention
w-nu pruoh-t ly th Rev. Albert II.
Bailev, D. D., Rector of Grace Church,
Sheldon, from the la-t clause of the
twentieth verse of the twenty-eighth
chapter of Matthew, "Lo, I am with you
alwavs, even unto the end of the world."
The ill-course was in memoriam of the la
mented Bishops Griswold and Hopkins,
and contained beautiful tributes to their
abilities, character and high ecclesiasti
The holy communion was then ad
ministoreel'bv the Rev. Dr. Swett, assis
ted by the Rev. Dr. Hicks and the Rev.
The convention assembled at Sp.m
The Rev. Josiah Swett, D. D., the
President of the Convention, delivered
an address, in reference to the object of
assembling in special convention, and
the duty of providing for the adequate
support of the new Bishop. We shall
give this address at an early day.
The committee apjxnnted to take into
consideration the supjwrt ofa Bishop re
ported through Hon. Roderick Richard
sou, their chairman.
Recommending the raising of $50,000
by subscriptions in the different parish
es of the Diocese, the interest of which
shall be applied to the payment of the
Bishop's salary, and that Harmon Can
field, A. L. Catliii aud Charles Dewey
be appointed a committee to procure
from the next Legislature an act of in
corporation for the trustees of such fund,
and the fixing of the Bishop's salary at
$3,000 per annum.
On motion of Hon. Roderick Rich
ardson, the report of the committee was
Resolutions offered by Hon. Alfred
Keith of Sheldon, in relation tothe pro
posed subscription to the Episcopal h und
On motion of Rev. John A. Hicks, D.
D.. the convention proceeded to the
election of a Bishop for the Diocese of
After singing and silent prayer, the
clergy retired to the chapel for the pur
pose of making a nomination.
On motion of Maj. Thomas Walker of
Northfield, it was resolved that the
laity when proceeding to the election,
shall deposit a ballot for the person of
Upon the amendment to the conven
tion that the clergy had unanimously
nominated for Bishop the Rev. Wil
liam Henry Agustus Bissell, D. D., Rec
tor of Trinity Church, Geneva, N. Y..
the laity upon the second balloting con
finned the nomination by 51 out of 50
votes; which on motion of Hon. George
Nichols of Northfield, was subsequently
On motion of Rev. J. Isham Bliss of
St. Albans, it was ordered that the jour
nal of the convention, together with the
sermon of Rev. Dr. Bailey, be printed
with the journal of the annual Diocesan
Convention to be held at Montpelier in
After the usual religious services, on
motion of Rev. Charles S. Hale of Bel
lows Falls, the convention adjourned
Death of Hon. Tortus Baxter.
At a meeting of the citizens of Ver
mont residing in Washington, called to
offer a testimonial of respect to the
memory of the late Hon. Portus Baxter,
held on Friday evening, March 6th,
Rev. J. L. Roberts was appointed chair
man, and L. Jj. Tildcn, secretary.
A committee consisting of L, Lu 111
den, D. W. C. Clark, and J. It. Thomp
son, was appointed to present resolu
tions appropriate to the occasion, who
reported and the meeting adopted the
Whereas, It ha3 pleased the Divine
Providence to remove from this life
Hon. Portus Baxter, late Representa
tive in Congresss from the 3d Congres
sional District of Vermont, we, his per
sonal friends, citizens of Vermont, tem
porarily residing in Washington, adopt
the following resolutions as an expres
sion of our respect for his character ; of
our love for him as a friend, and our
sense of personal loss by his death.
Jlesolved, That as a member of Con
gress he was characterized by a faithful,
conscientious, earnest devotion to the
interests of the country ; while his con
stituents ever found him a willing ser
vant and a zealous friond.
J?cso'ra",That we"gratefully remember
his unwearied labors during the war in
hospital, camp nnd field, to relieve thp
sick and wounded soldiers; the .,,
stant exercise of the influence of his i,':
sition, and the generous use of his nr
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v...WiCli 13 uisinicri-sted j
benevolence, his ever cheerful spirit and ?
his :ictivf .mil iit..i,.i. .i . ' .-!
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.... . "rjuuuB acquaintance; null
'tote.. "J? lavement of hj !
..u..vu ...... i unu are painful y sad
dened bV hlS Hllllllnn ,l....f L J
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, . ...... u ouivuif rei;rei lor h'-!
death, we will in a body attend his fun-J
ui.i.hj, uu uiaiacopv ofthiKa
r.solutions be transmitted tolas aflli.'fcS
...cciui misaddressed bv s.-u;
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roian ,, a(t essrs. P. T. McLain. j4
L Roberts, Gen. D. W. C. Clarke ud!
- 'twill J ?M JJl.
Summary of News.
Sir Morton Peto refuses to resien
.Washington hns strawberries at --, S
Belle Boyd has given up acting.
Greely is to preside at the hi.-k.-mn
dinner in New York, vice Bennet dec-liu3
George Peabody and the sculptofl
oiory ure living logoiner in Home.
Young men who are drafted in thai
.. r . . .... . . A
iiuui ui x-luuuL-c-uu ue exempt iy pay.
nig iweniy-nve nunureii irancs.
Iowa lias alreadv built liDt) inileal
of railroad at aco-t of over forty millions!
T -V" il. . .
in orin uaroiuui iney are gatli. r-
mg radishes from the garden-.
The thermometer stood at .sh in N-w
Orleans on Thursday. March 12.
Lord Brouuham leejis ten hour aj
The Chinese are manufacturin
t iiaiiier, me new rarisian tr n u
1 j.urs. xu. c . iveni is its niriiii.' n
Texax, in behalf of woman's rights.
A ferrv boat in Detroit is frozen to?
the bottom in water 20 feet deep.
Washington's autograph rect-ntm
sold m iNfiv iorK lor Z.
Richard Bullyinore, a Buffalo irkj
dealer, divided the profitsofhis business;
for tho year among twenty-two of his,
oldest employees and himself, fir.-t del
ducting ten per cent for the capital in
r 1 1 1 L.1 Jlt.'IIU. iDlI.lLll. Z1IIM r 1111. IVt'IAI -
t.ih.- i-i. r.h lij i I m ...If ttii.il uu ri. I. .in
useiui. rne line oi cmn;raii. travel nav-
I I 1 ' I l.llll I II 1. Lill- J11--UU1L L 1 I 1 L lULLLU
via Fort liontun.
1L I SLIlLtU L1II1L L.UllUlt'SMUUIl JK)f
springs to get rid of rhoumatbm.
fin.,. ..:.-,!. nr t.. T- rr..-.
i'- ;y "-
n.iriiiii hi luiiifni iijly iiri-Hti'iiit'ii lit ii i in
"Uiiv uv uav me ueiiiousiraiiuii irnva
kitmntL LiitiL Liicr iiiutuiiiciib in jaioi
tipii. t iiiiiiL tui Lilt; urcAL a. ltiwriii Tmi-a
tmn nit Ttfinif htiii iiiiii il is ii simiiiiii
.---i-y-T ------" " V -
in-niw (.Tiirpssioii wiiicmi i-uiiiiol m- si
lenced or controlled."
i fit riri4i.ii i iiiniiH in nit iiiiiiith
the people of thatbtate.
tun K.rnn tjimiotir ttr o ri-n itr.- mr ui
nmii nut llw-'-nlnn of Oxford. It im
Ksed to raise 30,lK)0 for a building.
rni. .1 it. : , .,,,,1 i.f n i.. . t
j. it. i i- i i a. ; Af. .-
1 lit" utaiu aiiiiuuuvcu ui u vui
HUlIlf 11 VitlU illlU t-'J CJ4 , .'."
"v t. . . .
yjwuii. 111. U1U .tKt Ul tl,suij mm i-
ever received one himself.
i w l w vi.v f -
Viik illUi lilfl.- Itl il kJJ LUV lit i VWU-
sfiiniiupi i i minimus, i mriiiro imu imn-
aiiv ceiurai iuuiwav v.omnai v. 10 e-
tlti. noinnnr n1 ii. Tt r .1 vl lykl IUUI
The stamps upon it amount to ?io,uou.
Ti t 1. .1 il. .1. - . ;
New York city has an order for 2uo,oxj
thimbles, at 17 cents a dozen, for a "gift
enterprise," tickets 50 cents, and no
1 uauK ouicer wem 10 a iirominen
. t 1 l. . A 1. . 1.
a defaulter to the tune of $100,000. I
have not vet been detected. What shall
I do ?" '"Go back" said the lawyer,
" take another 100,000 and return to me.
The officer obeyed, when the lawyer
wrote to the directors that his client had
taken $200,000 but would return half of
it if the affair was hushed up. The di
rectors took the half loaf.
A young Chicrgo girl, one of the
first fntniliiw " rpnlicd to .i " nprsonal"
, i x
advertisement "just for fun," and wrote
four notes to the advertiser, whieh her
father has just paid the Pw scoundrel
iloOO to deliver up.
,y urooK iruui. seven n uui umai
pounds in weight, and measuring twenty-five
and one-third inches in length,
was caught m Connecticut last weeK.
The Lynchburg ('a.) jVeif'S thinks tho
result ofthe New Hampshire election is
" rather incompatible with the idea so
sedulously inculcated by the Democrat-
injui.uii. 1....1U i.i.. .si tuv a.hhi..i f".
. . T.. - ...T...1 -1 . . . "Onilinnl nnr.
The Pall Mall Gazette announces
that Lord Derbv expressed in the strong
est terms to the Queen the confidence
he felt in Mr. Disraeli, and his convic
tion that he was the only possible Pre
mier at this juncture.
The Hon. Z. B. Vance has declined
the Conservative nomination for Gover
nor of North Carolina, " from both pub
lic and private considerations."
ST. AI.U.VXS 3IAIIKET- Jlarrl VJ, ISftS,
" dried, yr lb, 10
Jt a, per bushel, 3 00
JLTrm:, per lb., 15
. heese, " 12 &
Ions, hst bushel, 1 C0i
i oit.s- Mut, per cwt., 3 50 6J
l.oon, per cloz., . 25
t'LOL-it, snpertine, li 00 5J
" 'estra...... 12 00
" double oxtra H 00 (c
t.it cs.t Sixi), per bushel, 4 Oy
Hay. m.t tern! 15 00
Laud, -cr :b., JJffi
Oats, or tHtohui, so
O.nion-s " 1 50
Pork, mesrf, 25 0J0C
clear, 28 ou (is
Dressed Hogs, On
Potatoes, per bushel, 0 75
Salt, Canada, 00
Turk's Ialaud, 0 00
3lAri.E Suoae, 10
Wool ier lb., 15
Wood per cord, 4 50 Tt.
UOSTO.Y MAItICKX.JIurcn IS.
Flour The market for Flour hai been rath
er dull durin,' the week, the trade purchaauif;
only in smalt lots as wanted, and the market
has quite lost tho buoyancy noticed I
There is a firm feeling, however, for relHWg
white wheat brands, and holders are not dupoa
cd to force prices at any concess on, as i rcmal
is looked for before the close or tho month. Tho
sales ha7e been at 13 to 9 50 for Western super
lino : 110 to $11 tor common extras : 111 to 112
50 for medinm extras and ijood bakers' brands ;
and 113 to 14 50 for good and choice, including
Grain. The market has become dull again
for Corn, and the advanco noticed laat week nas
been partial? lost. The sales have been mode,
rate, and we" now quote Southern and Western
yellow at $1 34 ; Western mixed at $1 SO to 1 32
for low and high ; and white at $1 27 to 1 28 V
bush. Oata have been selling at 91 to 93c. V
bushel for Southern and Canada, and 92 to 95c.
I'rovliloiK. There has beon a moderato de
mand for Pork during the week, but prices have
not varied materially. Tho sales have been in
lots aa wanted at 120 50 to 21 50 for prime ; 21
50 to 23 for mess ; and $20 to 23 for clear and
extra clear, as to quality. Beef is very firm and
the market sustains full prices. Tho Bales havo
been at il5 to 117 for ordinary mess, $13 to J20
for good mess, $24 50 to 35 for extra.
Produce, Jitter comes forward slowly and
the market sustains tho recent advanco. The
sales have been at 50 to 55c for good and choito
New York and Vermont dairies, and 40 to o0o V
lb. for common and good. Canada Butter has
been selling at 3 to 18 lb., as to quality, with
a good demand. Cheese is firm and the prices
have advanced. Sales of common and good farm
ers' daiiita at 11 to lCc and factory at 15 to liO