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BURLINGTON, VT FRIDAY MORNING-, JAN. 5,1866.
NUMBER TWENTY EIG-HT
VOL. XXXIV. NEW SERIES VOL.XIf.
NEW TEARS' ADDRESS
01 TBS
BUnOGTON- FREE PRESS,
JiXCART 1, 108.
Happy New Tear ! Fatter Tics
Bring? ns to another year,
Brings the Carrier -with his rhyme ;
Will it please y on stot and heir J
'Tit a queer machine Time drives,
-Grinding out the Jays anil hours
Spools that wind np all ear lives
And be weeks with H his powers.
Merer wee he Vases hoW.
Tuning Handily ho waee4,
er looks at who grow oW,
,V'cTrcait( what say fed.
Oabr.at the weeks
WW the Vw i nearly Jnf
Paster flio hw wbed staBt
i fc hastens to :
Ham a moment drives it dower,
JNfcojiM Mother Tear :
Let m look the oU oa o'er
And see wht wonders there apfr.
If over Tour deterred the suae
Use past we my eventful oaH ;
TwoaH take a wlwe,-Bay a sesre.
To tell its marvels one and alL
The bloody battles of the Spring
Wnipohjii, oad iaarbes, ouptared tM
Of NW strongholds sod of men
OT Davis oad his motley crew.
Whore'to begin, your rhymester donM
Or where to end if once began,
Or what to oil most marvekm
Where atlisaew beneath the tern.
You've seea a child, in earnest play
BaiU np a house with Mock awl Mti,
A Marie gorgsom to hit eye
As ere wo reared of marble hard.
But, ae he lays the topmost row
And steps his hands in childish glee.
The wind Mow gently on the pile.
Takes out one card and woe is be !
So did the great rebellion 01
When Grant knocked ont the bottom block,
TaablBBg in heaps about their ears -
Its banders with a Eighty sheet:.
A cob-haase in conception to
A ooh home's end its dewiasd late ;
Tot ftattaad short lived as it was
I cost a fsirfol weight !
Tea, Ibr the worth of one Man's life
Loved of us all, by traitor stain,
Is am than all Seeeeda's prate
Prom east to west and bask agate.
T weaaaad dy, the first Ball Ran,
A wrathful day, when Sumter fill ;
Bat sadder, angrier, blacker yet.
The day that ring out Lincoln":) lanst !
"Tin the last, worst, malicious blow.
Of the Rebellion Demon now
With spirits broke, their suppliant kn;s
The rebel chiefs for pardon bow.
And, erwning triumph ' God-sect good '
From deepest ill brought fiir and free.
From storm and fire our land oonwi forth
At last a land of Liberty.
I said twai wonderful year ; and 'tis tree.
When you think what strange things the year
madeout to do
I believe the most uaeoBeerned nun 'neath the
blue
Will agree that the marvels have been " a
whole slew,"
Twas strange the lebefliou so quick should fall
through,
Twas strange Jeff, was caught in sach strange
guise a few
Taink it's strange he's not hung yet, 'tis some
what strange too
Ihat Slavery's dead and of marvels more
new
T ittrmoge -nfakt a rumpus tbe Fenian crew
Have lacked np io make Johnny Bull turn all
blue.
but to pass by the marvels of war and ef State,
"ae or two things have happened right here at
our gate
Which are worthy of note in the Carrier's ditty.
npnmit, to start with, we've had the dignity
1 v r nearly a year now to rank as a city !
TV .th Mayor and Fathers and Council complete,
But between you and I, there are those who
repeat
'It's a lumbtrwg eoaoera after all," yet we
dont
K much " log-roUiDg" yet, as some others are
won't
F t we give our attention the rather to "board"
Anl we thus lay eat millions, a right goodly
hoard
r- we start city fashions, retail city news
i! .;i ward Meetings and primaries, and if we
choose
' .'. I no doubt make as much of a etir and a
-tew
1 t r Mayor's Election as Gotham can do.
' . idis, we've started thebig Iron Mills
b : monotonous growling the night air fills
' ' i rollers bright, with resistless wills,
" - i the hot bars, as if sugar pills,
u ' -1 ruir like the sea heard from distant hills,
i go there to see, better make out your
" " - ,u.rininr hot bar very suddenly kills
If.
one, anl saves making long doctor's
I J the third pli. ; ,.a has been put to the
C at
' n State Agrisaharal money so bright.
"wisdom assembled" thought best to
Utile 1
lie "ciaM firm- fand vth the old U. V. M.
Twas the best plicsarii plain atUm.ev'n to them
Bo now vte may shortly expect for to see
Every stuient ia cap anl colt militate
And marching to tap .,f the drum, or with gl
And grubbing tool, searchinj wbtrc taters may
be
Or felling a pine for a family tre
Arboretams built up and conservatory
Professor Arator
And Prof. JIachinator
And other strange names in the Old Facultee.
Well, out of it all some good surely will grow :
Each student will sow learn to hot hit otr.n roir,
And "dig in" like a good 'un wherever he go.
He'll know leant being taught 'em and stand
cn his pegs
fit to teach his old grandmother how to suck
gs.
Iatt would take till seventy -an
teS the big things said and dons
Mbe old year that's past ml gota.
'lis raJl, perhaps, ro kacw 20 marc
Of Ithat the Sew Tear haj in store.
Whatever cones, the Carrier will,
, l bring to you the Feee Psnj still.
Fuller of news than heretofore
Anl larger by a fifth or more.
The Carrier bates a hint to give
About himself but he must lhe.
Suppose you help him in his fix.
To worry into Sixty-Six.
Iland him a quarter, be can say
" Twill not be money thrown away."
And for the Xew Year he will pray :
"Msy health and comfort in each home
Be guests throughout the year to come;
And free Irom trouble and from fear
May each enjoy a HriT Yeae."
Poetry
The Old Vear.
0 bells 1 chime low your rhythmic tune.
Ring sweet and low as bells of June
Toll miices for a waning moon !
0, dear oil year ! we've loved you w
We cannot tear to have you go ;
Ring low, 0 belts I ring low, ring low.
And, dear, dear year ! we've loved you trur.
We'll love you still, e'en though the new
Has eome to eharm our love from vou.
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ITTI.K KIIISS KKl.Vfil.K.
BY rm-JlWO BRIL.V.
The city was muffled in mow, and looked
as calm, and pule, and stately, as a queen
in ier ermine robes . it was nu;nt, and the
tinkling of innumerable sleigh-belle made
thcirofty air musical. The heights tbeiu
e!ves pried silently through tbe ctreetf,
painted blackly asainst tlie white snow as
they passed like so many phantoms winding
tneir way to a letiral on trie Jtrocken
mountain.
It was late, for the corner crooeries were
f-hut. The last draught of jKiion had been
drained over tbe counter. The last victim
had etacered borne to his trembling wife.
The red unwholesome light that flared over
the door had been extinc;uibd, and the
barkeer wax footing in bis bed behind tbe
flour barrel?.
In the bleak f belter afforded by tbe pro
jecting wooden awning ot one of the corner
groceries in orrenwicb etreet, close to
wnere mat tcorougbture nears tne river, and
huddled up again: the tide of the large
dual-bin that flood hasped and padlocked
on one tide of the entrance, two little fig-
une were visible in tbe dim glimmer of tbe
night.
Two little children they were, sitting
with tbeir cold arms embracing each other,
tbeir chill cheeks pretred together, and
tbeir large weary eyce looking out hungrily
into the blank street.
Down by the wharves thev saw the tall
(lender masU of bhip piercing the sky
like crriid Unced oi s me band of gigantic
Cosiucks. Among the black bulls a lew late
Jtgbte bill! shone, and tbe air rung occasion
ally wiib tbe voice of a drunken sailor, who
I roci some friendly doorstep, where he bad
involuntarily cast ancbor.cbantcd bi exper
ienced of a young West Indian lady of color,
wbo rrtjieed in the horticultural name
of Nancy Banana.
Presently a mystic tnuuc seemed to fall
from tbe arcaed "skies upon the city. It
was the chimes lrom old Trinity, tingmg
the Old Year out and tbe New Year in.
Tbe thrilling notes of the changes follow
ing each otner in measured flaw, vibrated
through tbe air like mufie made by tbe
feet ot marching angels. They jc-;i-antly
seemed to scale the slope of Heaven.
Tbe wild melodious clangor floated over tbe
great silent city. Myraids of serial Moore,
clashing tbeir" cymbals, teemed to march
orcr the housetops. The clock wai trcmb
liog on the stroke of twelve, and Time had
one foot already in the territories of the
New Tear.
"Tip, listen to the bells," (aid one of the
two children, that were huddled beneath
the grocery-awning, speaking in a faint
though clear voice, like a bell heard in a
fog, "listen. It is time for Kriis Kringle to
come."'
Tip's cold little lips opened and nothing
ieEued therefrom but a low plaintive "I'm
hungry, Binnic."
"So am I," said Binnie, with a sort of far
off checrincss, as if his heart was at a con
siderable distance, and could communicate
only very faintly. " But, let us wait. Per
haps Knsa Kringle will bring us wmcthing
nice. What would you like most, Tip?"
" Coffee and cakes wouldn't be bad," said
Tip, hesitatingly, as if rather afraid of the
consequences if he allowed bis imagination
to run awaj with him.
" Or a plate of roast beef rare, with pota
toes and peach pie," suggested tbe more
reckless Binnic, "just such as mother used
to give us Sunday. Poor mother!"
" IVhat are we going to do to-morrow,
Binnie, to net some money?"
" Shovel enow off the stoops," anbwered
Binnic resolutely. " We'll go into Union
Square early and ask all around at the
boutes whether they want the sidewalk
cleared. Some of 'era are sure to give us a
quarter; wo might make fifty cents, and
then wouldn't we have a time!"
" When we were living in the country
with mother what fun we used to have on
Xcw Year's," faid poor little Tip, creep
ing up closer to Binnic, with a shiver, for
the night was getting very cold, and a few
large f now-flakcs commenced falling straight
down from the fleecy sky, white as tbe man
na that fell in the desert, but alas ' not so
nutritious.
'"0, golly! yes. What a good mother
she was to us, and what things we uicd to
find in tbe old stocking that she cave to us
to hang up ! Kriss Kringle don't come to us
any more now that she's dead. I wonder il
he really used to come down the chimney.
Tip, or if 'twas only make believe. r.
1 don't know," said Tip. "Iwatche
ever so many nlghta. but somehow I al
ways fell asleep just beforo ho came, and
then tbo things got into the stocking. I used
to dream, though, that I saw him. A little
man with a red coat all covered with gold
lace, and a long feather in his cap, and a
little sword by bis side. And bo used to
mile at me, and say, 4 Tip, will you be a
good boy if I put something into tbe stock
ing for you?" and tben I used to promise,
and when I had promised I used to hear
music sounding all through the house, a
great deal finer than the music wc heard
when wo want lo tba circus, Binnie; and
then Kriss Kringle would tako off his hat
to me, and make a jump, and go clean up
the chimney out of sight, like a red jacket.
Ah bow cold it is, Binnie, .and how bun
i Sn I am. Tell us a story."
Tbe win1 rrnec in the north, and camo
down upon the city with a savage howL
Tbe heavy now-flikes fled before bio into
every angle and nook, like terrified white
birds trying to hide themselves from eome
vast-winged, screaming lalcon. They thrust
themselves into tbe crenccs of tbo windows,
and between the tUu of the green win
dow.tlinds ; tboy got under the sills of the
doors. Tbey left tbe centre of the streets,
and flew madly into tho gutters ; they hud
died themselves into tbe dark earner where
Tip and Binnie were cowering, ran up tbe
legs of tbeir ragged trousers, and elid down
between their frail shirt-collars and their
cold little necks. It was a fierce, biting,
scratching wind of prey, and poor Binnie
and Tip felt bis talons digging Into their
fiath.
JiSt bs the pair of vagrants had drawn 1
cio'er iogetntr, ana ilinnie was trying
stop his teeth wnich beean to chatter
from biting in two the thread of the story
that tbe patient little fellow was alwut to
tell his brother, they heard a faint err.
something between a moan and a whistle,
sounding close to them.
Loo Vine out into the dim twilight thev
beheld a dwarfish figure standing on the
sidewalk, moaning and waving its arms.
It seemed to be a little man about two feet
high, clad in c red coat, covered with gold
laee. and wearing a little cap, in which was
stuck a long feather, that was bent ncirly
horizontal by the wind. A tiny sword,
about tbe length of a lead pencil, "dangled
by his side.
0, Binnie," whispered Tip, ' it's Kriss
Kringle eome ag-iin. 1 know bini. He
used to look exactly like that in mv dream.
I ain't afraid or him. Arc you ?""
" Xot n bit," answered Binnie " He
look" a nice little chap. 1 hope he has
brought us something.
The little man on the sidewalk stemcd
very uneasy. He waved his long arms con
tinually, took off his little cap every now
and then with a quick jerk, as if he were
making a series of abbreviated bows to the
two little vagrante, and then bopped about,
moaning the same shrill and extraordinary
moau.
' Binnie, 1 think he's cold; let us ask him
to eome and lie down with us and warm
h:meli," said Tip. " You know, in all the
fairy book9 if you treat a lairy well, he's
sure to give you three wiebc6."
Whatever Binnie may have thought of
the rcckU tenets of the suggestion of warn
ing anything by putting it close to two such
little icicles as himself and his brother, the
latter part of the speech teemed to strike
him as containing a felicitous idea.
So, bracing his chattering teeth as well as
he could, he said -
" Kriss Kringle, will you come and lie
down with us, and we will warm you?"
Tbe little red-coated man made no reply
to this hospitable invitation, but danced,
and shivered and moaned, and doffed his
tiny cap many times in eueceseion.
" Come, Kriss Kringle," continued Bin
nie, beckoning to tbe dwarf, " come in out
of tbe snow."
Maybe be don't apeak English, Binnic,"
suggested tne imaginative lip.
This was a new view ot the cate, and
Binnie leau to consider with himeelf
whether, by some inspiration of tbe mo
ment, he mi-fat not suddenly master tho
particular foreign tongue with which tbeir
new friend was acquainted, when suddenly,
tbe little man made a ewift leap and landed
right in Tip's lap.
n by, Umnie," ened Tip, " it s not
Kriss Krm?le alter all ; it's onlv a mon
key !"
Sure enough it was a monkey a poor
shivering little Brazilian, with a pleading
eyes and soft, silky band, and a counte
nance that seemed to tell of a life of sor
row. A bit ol broken chain dangling from
a belt rounJ his waist told his sto v. Tbe
eternal organ in the street ; the black beard
ed, heartless Italian ; the little switch that
bCorcd his back at borne ; tbe cruel pinches
to induce politoncse.when wondering scbool
bjys proffered tl.tir hoarded coppers ; the
melancholy pantomime ol sprightly grati
tude which was taught with blows, and
performed in fear and trembling. Poor lit
tle runaway ! Poor little vagrant ! He
seemed to know that he lound brothers in
tniMfitrritvu irl..n da thrust Iti timi.4 .ilV,.
nttr in Htnnip'a liand. and faid his Lairv
mile mcv againct TipV cold bottom
Tbe children vied with each other in at
tentions to the poor little wanderer. I do
believe that if Tip had an apple or a chest
nut at that moment, hungry as he ". he
would hare given it to bis 'red little Kriss
Kringle.
Tbe boys placed him between tbcm, and
tried to snuggle bim up in tbeir tattertd
clothes. He clung to tbem as if be really
loved them. His little hand lound its way
into Tip's shirt-bosom if that collection of
discolored tatters which he wore beneath bis
jacket could be called a shirt and laid jutt
over bis heart. Tbe poor vagrants kissed
and fondled their t ; and God help tbem'
were almost happy fur the time.
Meanwhile tbe snow drilled and drifted
right under tbe shed where the vagrants
lay. It began to pile itself up about tbem
on all sides, and it clung to every projection
of their persons. The air grew culdcr and
colder. The wind swooped at tbem under
the shed still like the wide-winged shriek
ing falcon us if it would take them up in
its talons and bear tbcm away to its hleak
nest to feed its unfledged tempests Closer
and closer the three houselrs) creatures
drew together, until a great drowsinro fell
upon them, and the sough ot the storm
sounded farther and farther off, and sleep
and snow covered them.
Then a dream came to Binnie and Tip.
Rod little Kriss Kringle jumped up suddenly
from his rest in their bosom, clad in the
brightest finery. A wondrous white egret's
plume waved in his cap and he wore a
breastplate of diamonds. His red coat was
redder than the blossoms of the wild Lobe
lia, and his sword was hiltcd with gold.
Then he said to the boy :
"Boys, ye have been very kind to me,
and sheltered mc when it was cold, so now
ye shall idle in the sunshine forever and
ever!"
Then he led them down to the wharf near
by, where, moored among the black hulls of
the ships, they found a beautiful golden
boat, so bright with many-colored flags tbt
it seemed as il her tall masts had swept the
rainbows from the sky. Fairy music
sounded as the sails were set, and they
sailed and sailed and sailed until tbey land
ed on the sweet Southern shore.
There they found strange trees with
leaves of satin and fruits of gold. Wonder
ful birds snot lite stars Irom bough to
bough. The rivers sang like musical instru
ments. From the limbs of the trees trailed
brilliant tipestrizs of orchidaceous flowers,
which, witn their roots in the air, eurked
the sunlight into their secret veins, until
their blossoms were covered with the splen
dor of Day.
Here, red littlo Kriss Kringle led him to
the foot ot a huge tree covered with white
flowers, and made them lie down wbilo he
fed them with fruits of a magical flavor.
The sun shoc cheerfully on their farads.
The birds sang their pleasant songs. The
huge tree rained its white blossoms on
them, as thoy dropped off to sleep weary
with delight, until tbey reposed beneath a
coverlet of scented snow.
When the fir6t day of the Kcw Tear
dawned and the grocer's boy came from his
bed behind the fljur barrels to take down
tbo shutters, bo saw a mound of snow clwe
by the side of tho coal-bin. He brought
the shovels to take it away, and tbe first
strcko disclosed the three littlo vagrants ly
ing stark and stiff, enfolded in each others'
arms.
A remarkable homicide occurcdina
tne falrrfin in New York tho Other nigl
young man named Cunningham, excited by j wcrV, and continue reorganization on the line he
liquor took offense at a remark made by a ns lid down. Congress has means of prevent
etranger and sought to bo revenged. Ac- jng final results, till its guarantees are obtained;
cordingiy be stripped on nis coai anu rusucu urn, " ivcriiiug i .i.i, wuu,
towards the offcnsW individual, who, at , by admitting none who carnot take the oath re
that moment, raised un umbrella which be . quired. ery few would get in this sesjicn. if
held in tns nana ana tnrusi 11 inio wbswr-
ham'sace. The point 01 the umbre la t00,
effect in his left eye, pa-sing through and
penetrating the brain. He fell insensible
and died In six hours. The stranger escaped
arrest and has not been detected.
... l -. .u rTnit-t
.Vcoarding to recent authority, the United
C.a. fiaa An nnoro milo of COfll field
fifteen miles of surface. Great Britain
7 ' . .... .1 r
basone to every thirty, r ranee one
every two hundred. The total amount ol
caal Tet in reserve in tbe United States is es-
at tttvuit four thousand billion tons,
so that rja fears need be entertained ol a
scarcity of fuel, for some generations to
' 0
5; Sflte Snt ims.
GEO. W. A; C. C. BENEDICT,
tUlu ml Prctrltft.
BURLINGTON
FRIDAY MORNING JAN.
6. me.
Tho Old Yenr and the Nciv.
Lhe as long as we may, we shall none pf
us sec another year of such mark as that just
closed. What mighty questions have been
settled, what problems sohed, what steps
taken in the progress of the Nation and of
Republican institutions, during the twelve
month past 1 And what a contrast tor our
land between a year ngo and to-day Then
a million and a half of men were in arms on
tbo two sides, cnurt-d and trained, till like
practiced priie-Egbters, the hostile armies
could not touch each other without drawing
streams of blood. And the nation watched
them with an interest so palled with blood,
that a battle which cost less than a thousand
lives, was set down as a mere skirmish, and
something more exciting was waited for till
the morrow. Then the question of Seces
sion and the consequent question of the
power and validity of a government of the
people, wss still unsettled, however plain it
may have lcen to many what the settlement
would be. Then we were a Slave-holding
Nation, claiming to be the freest on tbo
Globe, jet protecting Slavery in porti ns of
our domain even after it bad strnck at tbe
life of tho Nation. Now tbe rebellion lias
collapsed and disappeared like a bultblc.
Tbe Land has Peace again. The mighty ar
mies have melted away. A hundred thou
sand men in Union garrisons throughout the
South aro all that remain. The power of
the government has Leon vindicated so com
pletely that it can never again be called in
question. And tbe plague spot has been
cut out of our body oitic. Worked into
every fibre of the South so utterly, that only
by such a terrible eonvuleion could it be
eradicated, the cancer of slavery has been
torn out by the roots, and this, in fact and
form, is at Ja-t a Frer Country.
To naye lived in a time of such tremen
dous interest, is a great privilege ; to hate
shared actively in the struggle, is glory
enough for any man.
Not, indeed, that all is clear sailing now.
The swell of tbe storm still rocks tbe ship
ot Sta'e. The old year leaves to the new a
heavy legacy of responsibility and care.
Tbtrs are momentous problems still work
ing out But we have faith that all will
work for good. Bevolutione never go back
ward The Providence that lias kept at
thus far, we have faith to believe will bring
us through safely aud righteously and tri
umphantly tor equal rights awl tbe common
brotherhood of mankind. And so believing,
we can repeat and adopt with fullest mean
ine tbe often quoted words of tbe Englteh
jxtei, wnich svrni as if written specially Ibr
this New Year
King out tbe old, ring in tbe new;
Riag, hsppy bells across tho snow
The year bis le t us, kt him go;
Ring out the false, ring in tbe true.
Riag out the grief that Hps the miud
For these that here we see no mere;
Ring out tbe feud of rich and poor,
Ring in redress to all raanlini.
Ring out a slowly dying cause.
And ancient forms of party strife;
Ring in tbe nobler modes of life.
With better manners, purer laws.
Ring out tbe pride in place and blood
The civic slander and the spite;
Ring in the love of truth and right,
Ring in tbe common love of good.
Ring out the shapes of foul disease.
Ring out tbe narrowing lust of gold,
Rinz out the thousand wars of old.
Ring in a thousand years of Peaee.
The Position at Wasliinjlou.
A Washington correspondent of the Bos
ton Travtllcr, who appears to be excellently
well posted, gives tbe following interesting
statement of the leading measures proposed
in Congrccs.and of the President's views and
purposes :
The House of Representatives is radical, but
it is a radicalism represented best by such men
as Boutwell of Mass., Wilson of Ind., and Bing
ham of Ohio. & It is not going to waste powder
upon the support of the theory that States by
rebellion are no longer States, and should be
governed as territories. It will not countenance
class legislation for the negro, any more than
against him.
The purpose of these sagacious meu is to re
main in harmonious co-operation with the Pres
ident, to the extent of not violating their con
victions of right and jostice. They expect to
obtain certain amendments to the Constitution,
which will cover the prohibition of rebel debt,
(already psssed by the House) ; the repeal of
the three fifths clause, and an article making
representation co-cxtent'ive with suffrage: the
repeal of the prohibition against export duties
from tbe State, so as to make Southern products
aid in the payment of a debt incurred tbroagh
their treason; and possibly the adoption of an
amendment which shall prohibit the passage of
lavs by any State discriminating against citizens
of the United States on account Of color, race
or former condition.
I sy that possibly this latter may be adopted.
A majority of the leading men in both bodies are
theoretically in its favor. Whether a working
majority ot members or senators are is, Lowev
cr, doubtful. Of the adoption of the other
amendments named, there is no doubt.
These amendments are sought by the Repub
licans in both bodies. It is their poliey to urge
them through before any question can ccme up
directly upon the admission of Southern Rep
resentatives. Thelojal State Legislatures will
soon be in sess'on, aid without doubt the three
amendments will pass. The Southern States
will learn that tbe first among them that follows
euit, will be tbe first to secure admittance to
Congress.
It is believed that in this policy there need be
no oren antaconism with the Executive. Even
though he may not desire to have such rcquirc-
ments made, as are here indicated, as he is not
i lt ' 7 -. i.:.f.,; ,,., ,.
, - liS.
, .lllion a tallrgmtnt of the
, rttmtn., "unretu, etc., to secure justice and
prettction t0 iojaj frecdmea. is also assured
j bejoni a doubt. The right of suffrage will
1 nrehihlv be extended to the neiroes in this dis-
I trict. The only question is. whether it shall be
J on (he of tejugence. as expressed
tu . a . - v .
t in the voter's ability to read and write his name.
10 . t he simclv based on manhood. Conni-
I ,4 w;th these measures, wiu be the passage also
of Kt prohibiting Territorial Legislatures
from discriminating ia
anv form hereafter asrainst
' Mtiisna on account of color or race.
in a conversation with the President a ten
evenings since, Mr. Boutwell "P""'-
J tog aftheCwireiilonal majority ca the pres.
nmp wu lei aoirn eicrni iaiu
I eat c!an of restoration, and its desire and deter-
a . 1
, Eunaticn to get more guarantees ere arauiii
1 members were permitted to enter its portals.
! The President expressed his conviction that he
I wosrizai. out ram lunucr IU -
I ... 5L . 1 .1 ?n-t.:. .ml
position in mane 10 ibc win v u vt '
tint there need be no uivision, anu ea ms jjih
there should be none.
Mr. Wilson of Iowa has lately had an inter
view with Mr. Johnson, in which the same views
were expressed, with even greater frankness, by
both parties. The President said there couW be
no doubt that Congress had the right to extend
the suffrage in this District, and thit he wonld
cheerfully sign a bill to that effect. He express
ed a conviction that his own plan was best, but
that there need be no difference on that score.
Mr. Wilson said, with great frankness, that the
only thing which could male division was the
use of Executive influence, bearing directly upon
the party in the shape of patronage, to bring
about admission of Southern members. Tbe
President said he had not and should not do
anything of the sort.
This i the present position of the Union ma
jority. The President thinks himself right,
avows his conviction, and at the same time de
clares he will net urge his views against the ex-
pressed wish of his supporters, un ice omer
I-"--1- - . , .
constantly urged to carry cut his own plans, in
spite ot his party, by the courtiers wbo are al-
ways to be found to flatter power.
MBuuBMiutniuauuura u. "
imiiraiiu1iU6t if....j ""
here to tbe prograt.me here expressed. There
are some, who, like Raymond of N. i..btilbeeU
or Indians, liootseau ana ureen w r c. mua o a
Ky., i-aeips 01 uaiiimore. itienry
is't successor.) desire to go with the President,
and wbo would lute 10 oppose an puns um ue
one upon which be has Dten experimenting.
These, according to present indication", are not
sufficient to make a respectable showing.
In the Senate the division lines are more
marled. To some extent that body resumes its
conservative character. During the war it has
been at times in the advance. Xuw the House
leads. Senators Sumner, Wilson. Clark,
Sprague, Morrill, Chandler, Yates, Poiae
roy, Gratz Brown, Grimes and Wade are es
teemed the most pronounced radicals ; and
Sherman, Anthony, Foot. Poland, Henry S.
Lane, Fessenden, Howard, Ramsey, Nye, Con
ntss, Williams, Ncsmith, and Morgan aie of a
more conciliatory cast. Dixon of Connecticut,
Doolittle of Wisconsin, Cowan of Pennsylvania,
Reverdy Johnson and CressweH of Maryland,
Stewart of Nevada, and probably Harris of New
York couat tbemselvte s pur etctlUnc the
President's supporters. The three first named
are his especial friends, or desire to be so consi
dered. Trumbull, Foster, Norton, are doubtful,
at least so deemed by the most radical. Tbe
Democrats in the frenatc will Deiounu voting in
whatever way they may hope to create dieen
tion. " " !
Good Advic mou Gws. SBLxav--Tbe
reconstructed rebels io Arkansas, wbo can
not take the test oath presented by the leg
islature of that State, and are consequently
disfranchised, held a Convention at Littlr
Roek, the other iky. General Sherman was
00 a tour and was invited to address the
Convention. The chairman ot the conven
tion, in addressing Gen. Sherman, made
complaint of the restrictions laid upon tbem.
To this the General replied that tbe en'y po
litical advice be could give tbcm war, to
obey the constitution and laws. He thought
there were many things more important to
tbem than immediate voting, and he sugges
ted that they bad better improve their roads,
establish schools, and make the State attrac
tive to emigrants. He told them that the
fact of their being allowed to meet to dis
cuss political matters, after what tbey bad
done, showed that tbey enjoyed pretty Urge
liberty, aad that in no otbef country on the
globe could such a thing occur. Finally be
said : "?ou want peaee ; tbe nation wants
peace ; we all desire peace, and I know wc
will have it. Whether you want it or not,
you shall have it, for we have tbe power to
enforce it."
PoREraTnrBS Day is New Yok. The
two hundred and forty-fifth anniversary of
tbe landing of tbe Pilgrim Fathers on Ply
mouth Hock, and the sixtieth anniversary
of the New England Society ot New York,
were celebrated by that association on Fri
day evening in a banquet at Delmonico's.
There was a large attendance, and the occa
sion was a very enthusiastic, partriotic and
enjoyable one. Many gentlemen of emi
nence were present, including Secretary of
the Treasury McCulIoeh. Admiral Farragut,
General Hancock, Senator Line ol Indiana,
Gov. Smyth of New Hampshire and others.
In the tpcich made by Gen. Hancock, we
find the following passage complimentary
to our New England sildicrs and to Gen.
Stannard among the res Gen. Hancock
may be assured that Vermont fully rccong
niiesthe'dutyand privilege of honoring and
herishing the Vermont general in his list.
'During the great rebellion, which now
appears to be practically ended, no soldiers
fought with more constancy, courage or
earnestness of purpose than those of New
England. And since the war lias closed
none have been more ready than they to put
aside their arms and resume the pursuits of
civil life, nitn that people war is not a
passion, but is resorted to uy tnem as a
final arbitrament only when reason and all
other honorable meant have Tailed. In view
of the recent reduction of our armies, the
present indications are that our country will
soon not be in a state oi preparation for
hostilities of magnitude, so far as the organ
ization of troops on a war footing is con
cerned ; but it must not be forgotten that we
have armies among the people whose mem
bers arc ready at their country's call to put
on the armor they have just laid aside, and
that wc have officers and s ddicrs wbo have
had nioro experience in modern warfare
then those of any other nation. So long as
New England has such men as Terry, Bar
low. Miles, Potter, Stannard. Mower and
Ames, and many other young Generals of
like great merit and renown, she need not
tear that during their generation her troops
may notbo ably led. The presenco of such
men in battle will be a power which cannot
fall to inspire their troops with ambition
and to insure victory to their arms As this
characteristic was. for the most part, lost to
us in the last great contest, particularly in
its earliest days, I desire to impress upon
.you tho importance of cherishing such men
for the future honor and glory of tbe coun
try." Christmas at the Socth appears to have
passed off quietly and without any of the
negro outbreaks which were apprehended
by the whites. The biggest disturbance ap
pears to have been at Alcxandria,Va., where
the rioting, however, was by whito men, or
begun by the whites. Tho Alexandria
Journal says of It :
" Whiskey Sowed in streams from many res
taurants, and from some it was dealt out as li
berally to colored people as to whites. Early
in the morning it was observed that all the
young reconstructioniets were well armed.
The noting commenced at an early hour in tbe
morning, and by one o'clock P. !., hsd assum
ed such fearful proportions that the Mayor
found it necessary to call upon the military au
thorities to suppress it. Three companies of
Hancock's V eterans proceeded to arrest evesy
one found engaged in rioting. Between fifty
and one hundred of the ringleaders of the va
rious disturbances were mostly sent to the slave
pens, and the more guilty are still in confine
ment.
Some 100 persons were badly beaten, but
so far as we have been able to learn but two
were so badly Injured as to preclude the hope
of recovery. During the day a most ucprovor-
I ed net is reported to have aecttrrcd at Chappcl
TTnll I. - v - 1 t 1 - n-i
'"unuuciiiuyTO w tuiuivu
holding a party. A white man by the nana of
.uitc&ell, who is said to have participated in
: r j ,.
I
From the New York Tribune.
Products ot Vermont.
West Wjmwnoao, Vt., Dee. 1C, 1805.
Vermont was the only State in the Union
whose population was not materially increased
duricg tho last census decade. But three States
Maine. New Hampshire and Vermont in.
creased less than 10 per cent. The cam of a
fractional part of one per cent barely saved Ver
mont irom a loss. Compared witn tne otner
New England States, Vermont pro-luces, accord
ing 10 me last census :
The most Horses. The most Wheat,
Tho most Milch Cows, The most OaU,
The most Butter, The most Hay.
The most Cheese, The most nors.
The most Sheep The most Miple Sugir.
The mcst Wool.
The above, perhaps, exhibits a too flattering
T,,w Vermont u-wg more agricultural than
the
1 omer new j-orianu cum.
t0 attIlt of terrjt0ry 1
t(jt 0,"projnPUTCM;tnong'B ,
then have the advantage, bee
, iher .-. rnffianil SbilM. A comnarison ae.
would be a birer
gh other States would
lmu iui Vsrmnnt nfti
, no large cities and rcw large villages, and no
nlrlet fu, coajiJerable portion of its
The same eitent of territory mor
l thicklv peopled and nearer market would, of
eoaTiei be made to produce more, if equally fer-
.;e fjat comparinr Vermont with the other
States of New England according to area, we
find it produces the most of everything enumer
ated above except milch cows and hay, namely,
the uvi horses, sheep, butter.checse.wool, wheat
oats.-i s and maple sugar.
Coced w-tb the other New England States
according to population, it produces in adlition
to thtie products the most barley and pota
toes. There are two valuable products for which
Vermont, according to its size, excels every oth
er Str.te In the Union; producing, in proportion
to tb extent of territory,
Tbo most Wool, The most Maple Sugar.
While it thus it excels every other State in
wool growing.' its improved shsep, it is well
known, bavc borneotf tbe highest honors in com
petition with the world.
The maple sugar manufactured in tbe State is
now nearly eual in value to its products of
wool. At the present price of sugar, this pro
duct is likely to be largely increased. The aver
age annual product since the last census was
tsken has, probably, teen much greater than
before.
According to its rotmlatioc. Vermont beats
every other State in the L'nlou In several of the
most important agricultural staples, pnyjoon
according to the number ef inhabitants.
The most Batter, The most Wool,
The most Cheese, The mast Hay,
Tbe most Maple Sugar.
It has also, according to the population, tbe
most neat cattle of any Northern State east of
the Mississippi.
Without regard to population or extent of ter
ritory, only tbe five creat Slates of New York,
PeoDsylvanU, Ohio, Iadiaiv. tod Illinois, pro
due more butter. Only tr "tales New ork
aud Ohio produce cheese. Twilve States
have more sheep, while only fair produce more
wool. Only five States ptoduee more hay New
York, Pennsylvania, Ohio. Illinois and Maine.
But one State New York, makes more maple
sugar, Vermont making nearly four times as
much, in proportion tsthe size of the State. The
least of the five States that makes more butter,
Indiana, is more than three tines as large aa
Vermont, and contains more than fire times as
many inhabitants.
It would be hard to find a State that makes a
more favorable appearance in the agricultural
atftttsUcs of the lost census; and jet it stands at
the foot of all the States in tbe table showing
the ratio of increase in population. Is not this
unaccountable ? Vermocters do not yet apprej
cute Vermont. Its young men are not induced
to rparsm at heme by its fertile soil. Its pure
water, its green hills and its healthful climate.
Nearly 100,000 natives of Vermont may be
found in other States. Its small towns have
becoBie smaller. A slight increase in the larger
towns balances tbe loss, the number of inhabi
tants in the State remaining about stationary.
Why is this so 7 It is not possibletb.it Vermont
has reached its fall growth. The small towns,
where there has been a loss in population, are,
many of them, equally as good for agricultural
purposes, it net better, thin the larger towns.
In these tones, uims may be bought for what
tbe buildings and fences would cost, if construc
ted while the present hich prices prevaiL Is
not here a field for those in search of cheap lands
for homes 7 viitn more hands to develope
tbem, the products of the State, abundant as
they are, might be largely increased. It the
population were doubled, all would be as well
supported as the present number, and probably
better. hen tne prosperity mat is sure to fol
low our great national triumphs crowds the
neighboring States with a denser population, it
is hoped that Vermont will be better appreciat
ed, and its progress more worthy its ments.
31. U. II.
The Stro.vc Divorce Case. One of the
New York correspondents thus sums up this
disgusting esse, which has been on trial for
some time in New York :
' There seems in this suit to be a grand up
rising or all the sewers 0: iiotnam me, both high
and low. The chief litigants are two wealthy
and aristocratic families. None of your small
fry country aristocrats, but real eimon pure
metropol.tan nabobs of the first water ' The
real original Jacobs : 1 be witnesses, however,
form a lenstby chain, which extends from the
residents of tbe brown-stone and plate-slaes pa
laces, down throuch all the grades of life until
it finally terminates in the very dens of pimps
and courtezans. Mr. Peter Strong, the injured
innocent, is a banker of high standing and res
pectability. Mr. Stevens, the father of Mrs.
Strong the destroyer of Peter's peace an 1 hap.
piness is also a banker of high standing and
great respectability. Mr. Edward Strong, tbe
brother of Peter, and the instrument with which
Peter's heartstone was so ruthlessly shattered
in fragments, was a very nice joung man, a
member of an Orthodox church, a deacon and a
Sunday schoolteacher! One of the principal
witnesses fir the prosecution is Mrs. Bedell,
wife of Bishop Bedell of Ohio, and her testimo
ny consists of the confessions of the conscience
stricken sister, made to her on tne sacred guise
of a Christian comforter and counseller. The
testimony of eome of the witnesses forcibly il
lustrates some of the shams and makeshifts by
which the New lorkcrs without means try to
keep up a respectable appearance. A residence
is taken in n averly puce by people or this
stamp, who put out a sign announcing that it is
a medical institute. Tbey then make calls both
loud and deep upon the charitably disposed, in
aid of their " medical institute, for the relief of
soldiers' wives and children," and th.'r have
the check even to call a public meeting 1:1 aid
of this benevolent enterprise," (God sv.c the
mark !) at Cooper Institute. A large number
of witnesses testify to the abominable character
of this house, which witnessed scenes equalled
only by those of Sodom and Gomorrah. How the
jury are ever going to arrive at a verdict.unless
they throw up a copper any abide by that deci
sion, I cannot imagine. The evidence of the
prosecution is refuted by that of the defense.
and the witnesses for the defense swear to oc
currences which the witnesses for the prosecu
tion not only pronounce utterly false, but are
willing to carry the war in Africa, and swear
that the witnesses on the other side are thieves
as well aa liars !"
Bostos Music. After a sermon on Con
gregational Music, Dr. Armitago of tbe
fifth Avenue (New York) Baptist Church,
on Sunday last, set his congregation to
laughing by relating bis experience in Trc
mont Temple, Boston. He had heard of its
choir of enc hundred singers, and the organ
which required a steam cngino to 11 tbe
bellows expected to hear something grand.
Heard a jig' Gave out another bymn.
Another jig ! "I'll fix you," he said ; "I'll
give you one that can't be sung to a danc
ing tune," 60 ho selected the bymn
" From all that dwell below the skies
Let the Creator's praise arise. "
"Singthat to the devil's music if you can,"
be said to himself. Sure enough, another jig1
I went from Tremont Temple as soon as
possible, " be said, "and have not been
there since, and to get me there again to
have my experience repeated would need a
bigger steam engine than the one that works
their organ."
tJ. V. M. A-VTJ S. A. C, Meetixo or Atxa
sr. The meeting of Alumni of tic Univer
sity last week wus quite fully attended
the resident Alumni being generally present,
with several from other towns. CaRoLrs
Nona, Esq. was made chairman and C. II.
Bigelow Secretary. Alter considerable dis
cussion over the new aspect and relations of
the affairs of the College, the following reso
lution, reported by a committee consistirg
of Prof. M. 11. Buckham, Prof. M'K. Pet
ty, Her. A. D. Barber, and Rev. Geo. N.
Abbott, was unanimously adopted :
Itttolttd. That we heartily approve the re
cent act of Legislature, ineorporatinz the Uni
versity or v ermont and state Agricultural ixi
lege, and that in the changes which it involves
we see nothing which, of necessity, impairs the
integrity of the Ucirersity of Vermont, as it has
been; and so long aa the Institution, in its new
farm, shall maintain substantially the character
and spirit of the old University, we pledge to it
the allegiance and affection which are due to our
Alma Mater, and our earnest co-ope ration in
carrying forward the enterprises to which she is
r :. .. I 1. 1 .:. , 1 . I
iHiiiw ur ucr sew K3iiwa aau cmaruct ic-
sources.
The meeting wa characterized by a good
spirit, and a strong feeling evinced by all
for the success ol the new institution.
The meeting adjourned to Friday evening,
Jan. 12, 1SCC, at 7 P. M. at the same place.
The LcaaiK Trade or Biillncton. Tbe
sales of lumber in this market, during the
last year, will foot up about sixty millions of
feet, an amount which places Burlington
fairly in the list of the great lumber markets
of this country. The hugest of these is
Chicago, where the sales have reached the
enormous amount of JoO.OOO.OOO feet a year.
The next is Albany, which sells we suppose
about LfJO.liOO.OOO. the next is Bangor, with
a trade of 100,000,000 feet; next cuwc Bos
ton and Burlington which are now probably
about equal, with the prospect that Bur
lington will be ahead hereafter. The stock
of lumber now on our wharves', it upwards
of twenty million feet, probably not inncb
short of twenty-five million feet, and would
have been still larger had the Canadian canals
remained open a while longer.
Costlt Gabiiint. A fine cloak of mink
fur was brought out from Montreal, the
other day and entered at only half its value,
at tbe St. Albans Custom House, and was
tbeicnpon seised by the officers there. It
was sold at auction at the Custom House
here, Friday, an 1 purchased lor $6G0 by
a representative of tbe individual, a New
York man, wbo imported tbe article. The
cloak: was, as we bear, originally bought for
$500 in gold, in Canada. Tbe cost of buy
ing it over again, with tbe necessary cx- I
penses. brins np its cost to itsi owner to
something over $1,400.
Y. M. A. The rooms of tbeYoong Men's
Association, in tbe southeast corner of the
City Hall building formerly occupied by
John B. Wheeler have bees undergoing a
thorough renovation, during the past two
weeks ; and in their new paper, paint and
varnish, will be found quite tasteful and an
agreeable resort, The Beading Room is fur
nished with a caoiee selection of papers and
periodicals . and having a permanent place,
tbe Association will soon gather a library
aK, much material having been a long time
since promised.
Tho Rooms of the Association are open
day and evening, and arc in the immediate
charge of Mr. W. I- Burnap, who was
elected Secretary last week, in place of II.
C. Tennant, resigned.
The next Lecture before the Association
will be delivered, we are informed, by Ber.
A. L. Stone of Boston, probably about the
9th of January.
Tiik Weatuex in November. Our cus
tomary monthly report of the weather, pre
pared by Prof. Petty, for last month, was
inadvertently omitted. Wc give the sum
mary for the month, which it will be pcr
cxived was quite a noticeable one in respect
to scarcity of water. And indeed the whole
Fall wss remarkable in that respect.
November 1SC0. Mean temperatute of the
month, 31. 75.
Average of November for nine years past, 35
Mean height of the Barometer, inches.
Range of Barometer, from 29,050 inches
(22nd, 7 a. x.) to 80.270 inches (11th, 7 a. m.
Rain and melted snow 1.9 inches.
Average fill of water in November for six
years, s.l inches.
Amount of rain from August 1 st to Decem
ber, 8.61 inches.
Average fall of water for the same period.
during six years past, I0.S0 inches, the least
fall for the four months In the five preceding
years being 13.12 inches, in 1SC3.
Aversge cloudiness, 7-10ths.
Increased Hotel Accoumodations. 31 r.
Barber, aa wo hear, contemplates making
some extensive and needed improvements in
the Howard House, so as to give larger ac
commodations to bis guests. Wc hear, too.
of movements looking towards carrying out
in earnest the much talked of project of
a new Hotel for our city.
Quick Undone. The marrhge at eight
hours sight, at Bellows Falls last week,
which was extensively chronicled under the
head of "quick done," was ns quickly un
done. The bride left ber husband next day.
Accident. Mr. Edward Murphy of this
city, ot late employed in a rash and blind
factory in' Vcrgenncs, had his hand caught
in a grooving machine on Saturday of last
week, and shockingly mangled, the bones and
cords on the back of his hand being torn out,
making a ghastly wound .and it was thought
at first completely destroying his hand, lhe
wound was dressed without amputation,
however, and Mr. Murphy was quite com
fortable at last accounts.
Drowned. Oliver Boucher was drowned
last week Monday in St. Albans Biy. He
was skating near Butler's Island, and
though warned by bis father, was quite dis-
tant from tbe snore, when the ice gave way
.1 1 11:. r.i i t
Dcneaiu mm. ins luiucr wiincsscu toe ac- 1
cident, but was unable to render any assis
tance. The body was recovered about an
hoar after.
Picture Sold. Mr. D. G. Walker has
purchased Mr. Uevdo'e painting, "Lake
ChmpliB, for $125.
Police Court.
Before Bccorder Keaa Friday, Leander TV.
Freeman, arrested some days ago for assault
on a poHco ofscer, was orought np, and re
qcirju to giro ba-I in $500 to await trial at
County Court ; failing in which he was com
mitted tojiiL
Teddy Grow was fined $7 and cost Thnrt
ky for petty larceny, of carpenter's
tools, ic., from several persons.
CnmsTKA, FtsrtVAr..-Mr. Lord's Church
and Society, in Montpelier, held a notable
Testival on Christmas evening. After a feast
at tables abundantly supplied, presents were
given to the scholars from a Christmas tree
and then a rentable Santa Claus bore in a
large load of valuable gifts from the school
to Superintendent Hopkins, and from the
classes to their teachers. This pleasant ex
change was closed by a present to Mr. Lord
of a policy of life insurance for the sum of
five thousand dollars.
Rascalit TiiErr.Somo despicable villain
again robbed the "Poor Box" in the Catho
lic Cathedral Church in this city, on Friday
etcning, the 10th inst. Bein-r made of iron.
could not be broken open ; so it was
wrenched from its fastenings nnd carried
away. It was found afterwards, rifled of its
contents, in St. Paul street, just below Bank.
oontaining, as it did, much of the "Jubilee
alms" ot that week, the robbery must have
been considerable.
A Be.nevole.nt Died. A generous Pro
testant gentleman of this city did a good
deed to the poor orphans at the Catbolie
Orphan Asylum on Christmas Eve. An
ample supply of large and fine turkicswaa
sent to their house by him on Saturday with
a card attached, saying "A Christmas Din
ncrfor the Orphans ; DeuiprotiJtht." Who
tho donor was is not known.
The Merchants National Bank of Bur.
lington has declared a dividend of 3J per
cent on a business of four months, payable on
and after the 2d day of January next.
Vt. Central We arc glad to learn from
tbe St. Albans Transtript that Mr. Giles
Merrill, who bad designed leaving the super
intendeney of the Vt. Central Railroad next
srriaS. has heen prevailed upon to retain hia
position a while longer. Owing to increased
and important business in connection with
his office, Mr. Merrill's valuable services
eanaot be spared at present.
1 NiwYiins Festival. ThcSunday School
I of tbe Baptist Church in this city, held a
Festival at their church on Monday evening,
New Years night.
Also, the Good Templars celebrated
the dawn oi the New Year in a similar man
ncr at their Hall on Tuesday evening next.
Imi-ortam Will Case. A case which has
attracted considerable attention in Addison
County and called into requisition the ser
vices of a very able array of counsel, was
tried before Judge Picrpoint at the late term
of Addison County Court. It seems that
Mr. Joshua Wethcrbcc of Ferrisburgb, hav
ing in 1855 made a will leaving bis proper
ty.amounting to $S0O0,about equally to his
two children, Mr. Amos Wctherbee and
Mrs. Emily Keese, subsequently in 1861,
during his last illness, made another will by
which the property was not so equally divid
ed. Suit was brought in behalf of Mrs.
Kccse's children, to set aside tbe last will,
on the ground of mental incapacity of the tes
tator at the time. The counsel engaged
were for the Executor, Hon. G. W. Grandey,
Hon. J. W. Stewart, E. B. Hard, Esq.;
for the orphans Hon. G. F. Edmunds, Gov
ernor Dillingham, E. J. Phelps, Esq. and L.
Mcader, Esq. The lawyers talked two hours
apiece and Judge Picrpoint charged tbe ju
ry for an hour. The verdict declared the
last will to be invalid, and gives to theKcesc
children some $1100 dollars more than they
would bavc got under it.
Mcrder orr. Rcv.T. F. Stuart writes to
the Stnlinel that a man residing in Canada
East near the line has recently on his death
bed confessed that ho was the murderer of a
Mr. Saffdrd who was murdered about twenty-five
years ago, on the farm of Mr. Jona
than Lyon, in Sbclburne. No clue to the
perpetrator of the crime has ever been
found, though every effort was made at tho
time to detect him Mr. Stuart says :
It appears that this man had led a dissolute
life, and had been in the habit of spending all
the money he could acquire in scenes of dissipa
tion and drunkenness, and that having become
destitute of money, and falling in with Mr. Saf
ford, whom he supposed had money, he lured
him from the main road leading from Shelburne
to Burlington into the woods, and there murder
ed him, and as he said in his confession, all for
one quarter of a dollar.
This confession was made on the murderer's
death-bed, when the Lord let conscience loose on
the miserable culprit, and he was forced to con
fess the crime. After having lain some three
days in a dying state, still livingecntrary to the
expectation of all, he informed them he could
not die until he bad made a disclosure of his
having murdered Mr. Safibrd, after whicn con
fession he died immediately. These facts were
given me by a friend, who was on a visit to the
place at the time of his death.
Toe Abolition orSLAvrav. In commem
oration of the final abolition of slavery.
Governor Andrew ol Massachusetts, has or
dered that national salutes be fired at noon,
on Monday next, January 1st, on Boston
Common, at Plymouth, on Dorchester
Heights, on Bunker Hill, at Concord, and
Lexington.
Enlaegid and Improved. The Brattleboro
Phoentz winds up the old year by issuing its
last number in an enlarged form, and with a
new head. We rejoicr in this evidence of
enterprise and properity on the part of so
worthy a contemporary.
Collece Legacies. The late Samuel D.
Bradford, of Roxbury, Mass., recently de-
, ft . hl . $s(m to j,,
College, and $5000 to Middlebury College.
His estate amounted to $1,500,000.
! Thieving at the Falls. Mr. D. Lyman or
' Jericho, produce dealer, had a dozen fat
J chickens stolen from his cart in Wlooothi
I Tuesday evening.

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