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THE BURLINGTON, VT. FREE PRESS FRIDAY MORNING JAN. 5, 18GG.
ghc dfra $ress.
CEO. W.k K.C.BENEDICT,
EDITORS 1S TBOriUETOES.
FRIDAY MORNING JAN.
.THE FREE PRESS FOR 1800.
TTlthtlia cot Tear, the Dailt Tair Fstssvraj
eU-od by the addition of a eolcsa to each
pr,s, ThiJ Increase cf a fifth In il will
enable ci to,add noticeably to the amount and
Tirlttrcf cur readla; matter i U rive increased
rpac to onr teleraphlc news -, to giTe more atten
tion and additional room to local intelligence and
Stale Items.aad to do fir beUer'ustice to car adver
tiser!, nhote favors hare so often during the pait
year been crowded Into supplements if not crowded
out altojetber by the pressure on car columns,
With which Improvement?, and with & lirter dr.
elation, both Dally and WeeViv-, than any oiler
paper In thli rcio3, the Fre Parii will be an un
nraHcd medium frradveitUers.
In order to thcss changes, we hate enlarged
our esublbhmect, by taxing for oar own bosinen
the lower floor of the Free Press Building, hitheito
rented, and by adding an eitemlon to the rear,
thai citing a in front a convenient and aocesslbla
Counting room on the ground floor, and a lieht,
spacious and commodioas press room in the rear.
In thii, in addition to oar former mechanical faelll-
tlss, we have placed a new and large Fast Crux
ta Steau Fans, which will enable as to delay oar
form later for telegraphic news, and at the tame
time glee the sheets earlier to onr subscribers.
The eatlre second floor cf the buildio;, Is now
devoted to cur active and growing Job Paume
CiriRTuasr, which with improved arrangement,
added space and fresh additions of new tj pe and
Improved mscbinerj. will l found equal to any
demand upon It, The third aoor will, as hereto
fore, be occupied with the editorial and newspaper
The improvements thus anDweeH, e io'enl to
be bat the earnest of ctheri-, whc will In due time
be addrd .as th j shall be warrant d w. -va 11
lnerrasin: patronage aw) the gruwUi I oa tl.riv-
1 1 . city.
Toe 'VEtELT ."sea Ticks', -l ' hew
provement. We proiuiM: iui et:-ly federc.
machmuieucibi end hanrsostely j-notci sheet
furtbe time iv come, thaL we has b n iMe I .ate
to give tbemi and with increased rate ana lit .ay
In every dej aitment, we iLttnd that it shsll
mend itself as reliable enterprising, -nd vm.oaWe
We desire to give addltkrai attsntim t. the
Ictalntvi 01 lh various towns in this and adjoining
Counties, in which onr Weekly has a namer as ear
culaticn, and shall esteem lta iaior If our friends
will forward us aiy items of interest. We also
ask the co-operation tf car lind readers in town and
country. In our efforts, by eitsndloetbe circulation
ol the Fbex Feus, to Increase Its usefalnesa and
value to Its readers.
Though the price cfpaptr has lately advanced.
and Is cow nearly treble its price tefure the
war. and though the city papers which lowered
their prices during the Summer are again advanc
ing them, the Fitic Fscss will remain at the Mice
price as heretofore :
Teems or thi Weeilt Fbei Pptss per year I
in advance, and if not strictly in advance,
Our Trade with CnnaJn.
Wo have read with interest a rcjiort of a
paper on thesuhject of the Ksclprocity Treaty
and our commercial relations with the Cana-
das, which was read belore the American
Historical and Statistical Society of New
York City, on the 21st ult, by -Mr. K. II
Derby, of Boston. The abstract of it before
ss is a mcaerc one; but it contains facts and
figures of some consequence.
The lecturer took the ground that while
the Iteciprocity Treaty has been a boon of
imuienM; ferviec to Canada, it has also bene
fitted us rcatly ; and that it ia our policy
to renctr a treaty, with the improvements
and modifications in our favor which we can
readily secure. Under that treaty, said Mr.
lerby. our commerce with the British
Provinces, has increased in ten years ia fifty
millions of dollars a year. Canada has 2S7,-
000 inilcs of fine timber, almost untouched,
which wc need. We have taken 00,000,000
of her lumber last year ; 15,000,000 bushels
of wheat ; 3S,000,000 bushels of oats ; 30.-
000 horses, and (5,000,000 pounds of long-
combing wool, a very essential article for
oar manufacturers, in a single year. Nova
Scotia has mines, largely owned by Yankee
capiul, of indispensable gas coal, which
costs but $2 a tun in gold, to transport here
(less'than it costs from our mines.) Prince Ed
ward's Island is fertile, and has a consider
able trade with New England. Newfound
land has sold us $1,500,000 worth ol codfieb
a year. The privileges accorded to us by
the Treaty,in the Fisheries have been ol great
advantage to us. They were an important
naval school employing 3, i00 ve-el- and
29,000 seamen, and their products arc
worth fifteen millions. While huch have
been the benefits of the Trnsty to in-, tij
5av tiouhtliso Item gn.:rr 1 . i ' r
It was douhlle inten.lt il t. I1ei4.l1 i .
more than u. At n rt-r i .
thrive 1 imincnely unJtr it
By the time we are a p- .pli- I 40. tuil. (mi
(he Canadts will hive -UlGO.000 ui k-.!
Xnglish, Irian, Sootch and Finicli oiiin.
Their land has doubled in value. The lc
turer admitted that while in 1601 our im
ports from the Provinces had amounted to
$30,00000, our' eiports were only
$19,000,000, the rest no doubt being made
up largely in specie. But then he urgeu,
we are a gold producing country, and wc
aro gainers for what we bought. Eng
land bad imported in the last ten years
$550,000,000 more than she had exported,
which was no doubt laid up in added wealth.
In fine, asked Mr. Derby, " Now, why can
we not put a small duty on their lumber,
their fUh and their coal, and renew a treaty'
They came to us now offering better terms
than before. They say they are willing to
Citend the free list, to raise their duty on
spirits, to giv us copyrights and patent
rights, by which we now lose greatly ; in
fact, w.bat;ecr is reasonable. At Detroit
they promise to deepen and tnlarge their
canal", sa as to give passage to the Western
products, for which all our means arc In
adequate now, and must soon he choked up.
We should improve the St. Clair Flats whilo
they enlarge the Wclland Canal. The pro
ducts of the great West must be taken cheap
ly to thp Eastern and European market-".
But by far the most important of all these
works is (he making of the ship canal lrom
t;he St. Ipwrecce to Lake Champlain, and
hescc to the Hudson. By this the vast
traffic from all the great lakes could be
made to ass by Niw York, and thus direct
sbipmtnt be made in vessels of V00 tuns
from New York to Chicago." He believed
that thus, by the roads and canals nowcom
plctid and in cuuiae of construction our
trade with Canada might be incr.ascd to
200.000,000 as well as it had been to
$50,000,000 a year.
Such considerations as these have weight,
and arc attracting much attention among
our public men. While entirely in favor
of the abrogation of the treaty in its pres
ent form, wc doubt not that a new treaty,
with the improvements which may be formed
in it, and with the bonus which Canada
can well afford to offer far it in the con- j
struction of tho Champlain and St. Law-
recce Ship Canal, will be for our advantage. , "d est indsor, died at bis residence in price in v-anaua, w.w.
And such a consummation, we trust, may Le . Chester on Sunday lsst, at tbe advanced age . citement over the border, was without au
reached in due season. cf 82 ysars. tbority from Washington.
AVhat is the Temper of the South!
A question not so easy to answer vrith a
categorical reply. The authorities vary. .
Here comes to us one correspondent, who
de:lircs that after an cxpcrimce of months
among the Cummun iconic of the late rebel I
Suite, he has "not seen one act which look
ed to the trampling down of the Laws they
have not the means if they had the will ;
they are a submissive people, acknowledging
that they arc powerless and under the con
trol of the powers of Washington." Here
is Got. Worth, the new governor of North
Carolina, who in his inaugural says, that the
people of that State ardently desire a restor
ation of the Union and ol national amity ;
that they will perform their constitutional
obligations with as much fidelity as any in
the Union ; that the animosities produced in
the South by the war are rapidly passing
away ; tnat North Carolina will "grasp the
hand ol conciliation it offered with generous
and magnanimous confidence."
The new Governor ol Alabama, Mr. Pat-
ton, savs in his late message, that in faithful
acquiescence in results and siucerc desire for
the restoration uf amicable and harmonious
n rations with the other States in the Union,
there are no party divisions in Alabama;
and ho urges magnanimity to the freed
African, and reminds the Legislature that it
bus been required by the convention to pro
vide full protection for the persons and prop
erty of the colored p fulatioa.
From the new Governor of Georgia we
have similar or even stronger deel rations
Gov. Jenkins fays, "that in tie recent re-
rootling of their ounetitution, the peop of
'e-urgia have ackiMivdi-dgid the National
..melt 'irti tluir supreme fate, which
a i- nne rtMH rfti rt4ie twr rrettiniti'Hi;
ii u. .i- ti tint . i-rrt iiirtueli in ail
it. .... I, . ,vr, itv..ue rtinJ j-tiiioial
cl ii., ami i.. lutuir in ,r'Uisrtii tf tne p
joe ck mane. !! su-o nips gi litr es
.luttiuo-iK ul ti.-' lnvd Alriittiia, aim nrgur
that the oouru must be upn to tiietn, and
ihey ul be allowed, in the assertion and
defence of ttsetr right, the testimony ot
their own race.
We bear too of deeds as well as words, in
the same direction, of a late rebel colonel
in the rebel army, who has divided bis plan
tation into farms of forty acres each, with
bouse and block family on each farm. They
give him ooe-tbird of the products of th
land, and keep the residue ; and be believes
tlmt he shall make more money in this way
than he has ever dons before. And here is
as distinguished a rebel as Gen. Gideon J
Pillow, who writes to Gen. Howard, that
he is cultivating bis plantations with white
and black laborers, on precisely the same
terms." Which is endorsed by Gen. Fi;k, as
sistant Commissioner for tho Freedmcn, who
says : " I have abundant testimony of simi
lar character from intelligent, wealthy plan
tere, who accept the ' logic of event;.' and
arc co-operating with me in adjustin,
the new relations on the basis of 'impartial
justice.' " All this looks well, and seems
to well sustain the assertions of President
Johnson and General Grant, that the South
ern people vrc in good faith and good tem
per accepting the situation, and that affairs
there arc in as good a train as can reasonably
But, unfortunately, the evidence is not
all in yet. One story is good until another
is told, and there is quite a story to tell
on the other side of the question. Again
the correspondent first quoted above we
muet set the testimony of many correspond
ents from the Souihcrn States, wbo declare
that the Southerners arc still sullen and
viudictivc towards the " Yankees" amon,
them, and who describe acts, showing that
th withdrawal of the military and of the
Freedmcn's Burcau,wouldbcasignaI for the
old reign of terror for Northern men with
out Southern principles, and for the prac
tical re-enslavement of the blacks.
Wc have the fact that on Christmas day
laEt, within half a dozen miles of the nation
al Capitol, squads of rebel soldiers paraded
the streets yelling for Jeff Davis and Robert
Lee, and killing the necr.ies they met
A Washing a corresponds it says :
For hours Alexandria was under a reign
of tsrror. It was as if the city had been un
tier the ml of a (JonfKlerate general for hair
day. Negroes were safe nowhere. Even when
gitb.'re'I m a quiet meeting these rebel rufhiaas
hr.'Ve in upou ihrm and they had to fly for their
lir. lees inloBious outrages were perpetra
let fithiu CHsy rench f a strung military
I re , nl thy mus' tte rciuel is a rery
I. rj d. l.
iciiHi4 . f the siiint of n Nrge
ptNii-lr ot ti,e suuth. Ihe cri
i.ft i- tntiti to AU-xhi tlrvi
l't, bui ihy w.r hntrj tn
d q-i tr Iivi4."
- I t us it s-1 l.s b.ll
44444 ,4 .T .S"4,
Hf UiittTr ot Jlarl'ior Di
trim, i mih Carulirut,
uioiig winch is the-
.follow iog :
'Hetolttd, That under no circumstances
hteer will t rent land to any freedman
nor will we permit them to live on our premi.
ses as employes
We find in a Western paper the conclusion
of an ex-rebel Captain in Georgia, who says :
"The negroe's first want is not the ballot,
but a chance to live yes, sir, a chance to lite.
You svy the Government ha given bim freedom,
and that miny good men in tbe North believe
he must have the ballot to secure that freedom.
I tell you he's not got his freedom vet, and isn't
likely to get it right away."
Then there is tbe action of the Southern
Legislatures. .What can be said of the negro
code lately adopted by the Legislature of
South Carolina '! What is it but the estab
lishment ol serfdom injlic place of slavery?
Look at the act of the Legislature oi Missis
sippi, prohibiting Freedmcn from leasing or
renting lands. What would .Northern labor
ers say to such a law? What shall we say
of the attitude of the Southern churches ?
As there is entire freedom in religious mat
tcis, and neither provisional or military
governors, Frecdmens Bureau, President,
or Secretary has undertaken to influence the
churches, their position is most significant ;
and the Editor of the N. Y. Oiserver says
that, though be sees nearly all the Southern
religious papers, and meets with many
Southern clergy, he has not seen a line or
heard a word in favor of union between the
Southern and Northern churches at present.
Wc might multiply testimony in the same
direction ad libitum. What then is the con
clusion ol the whole mat'er? Our own is,
thut wc have not yet reached the era of gojd
feeling throughout South and North. The
South submits, as i-erforoe it must, and with
I;rhaps as good a grace as could be expected
all things considered. But Congress must
exact full guarantees and clinch them by
Constitutional amendments before full
presentation and power can be safely remitted
to the hands that so lately strove to destroy
Hon. T. F. Hammond, formerly of Heading '
. ... . I
The iV.s between- Ciiili axuSiuis. Tbc
last advices from the Isthmus, bring interest
ing intelligence regarding the progress ol
bcctihtie l,c(u-rrn Clnli and Snain. On
the 20th of November the Chilean naval
-teamer Keuieralda, which some time ago
eecaped to sea from Valparaiso through the
blockade of the Spanish ships suddenly
made her appearance about IcrtT miles to
the northward of that port, attacked tbo
;pnnish war steamer Covadonga. and, after
brisk fight of half an hour, captured it.
with all on board, consisting of over one
hundred officers and seamen, four hcavT
guns and valuable war munitions and sup
plies. In the engagement two were killed
and fourteen wounded on board the Cova
donga, and none on the Esmeralda. Th priie
was found not to be seriously damaged, and,
ftcr the prisoners had been landed, she im
mediately sailed on a cruise, with new offic
ers and men and under the Chiluan flag, as
a consort of her captor. This affair has
much eicited and encouraged the people of
Chili. A little Chilean steamer has also
recently captured, in the harbor of Talca-
huano, a Spanish launch and its crew be-
longing to one of the blockading vessels. In
fact, the Chileans appear to bo wide awake.
The report is tcpcateJ Irom nastiin n.
that our government has been informed of
the acceptance bv Spain ot the offers of
Engl.ind and France to mediate for a settle
ment of the difficulties between her and
Chili, upon the terms proposed by our own
and the Ilriti'h government,
Dlatu or Henkt Winter Davis. Hon
Henry Winter Davis died at Baltimore, of
imeu.uonu, on Saturday afternoon. Mr.
Divi- wa-4 h-irn m Annapolis. Md., in IS 17
gnd.i'ittd l II iiupMn-Sidney College, nd
4i un i i ly age- li-gHii the prtuninint I liti-
1 ixrtt-r in winch be lie-Caine so distinguish
e-d. He represented a Maryland district in
tl.e 1 loo, So- e.f Representatives in the Thirty
loutth. Thirty fifth, Thirty-sixth and Thir
tv-eigbth Congress, bad long Ken a leading
public man in bis State, and was largely in
tluential in the regeneration of -Maryland as
a free and loyal Stato A man of ptogress
and an able advocate of equal rights, he was
still, perhaps, more feared than trusted. Hi
was a very able debater, and a very bold
vigorous and reckless denouncer of those
who differed from him, qualities sbown
the famous " Wade and Davis manifesto '
against Mr. Lincoln, which was written by
Davis, and injured bim more in tbe public.
estimation than anything else bo ever ut
tered. Though forty-eight years old he was
one of tbe youngest looking men on the floor
Tbe Strong Divorce Case. This noto
rious caso has resulted in nothing but the
debauching of public morals by its parade
ol indecencies and crimes through the col
umns of the New iork daily papers. The
jury after being out for forty-eight hours
were unable to agree on one of the issues
and were discharged on Sunday. All wcrs
agreed that Mrs. Strong bad been guilty of
adultery. On the other question, of adulte
ry charged against Mr. Strong, tbe jury
stood ten in favor of a verdict declaring his
innoccrcc to two against bim. It is charged
that these were bribed to bold out. Tbe
whole trial in the publicity given to its dis
gusting details, in the conduct of the law
yers engaged uu each eidc, and in its incon
sequential result, his been an offense agains
public morals; and if all concerned with
could have been given a term in the penitcn
tiary, the world would be better oil.
The Reconstevctio.v Committee. Th
Joint Committee on Reconstruction is an
able one, and one that can be trusted.
members are Senator Fessenden, in whose
soundness, independence and truth to h:
convictions of right, the country has right
to feel all confidence, and wbo will be Chair
man of the Committee ; Senators Howard
of Michigan, and Grimes of Iowa, both
classed as radicals, but who are rational as
well ; Revcrdy Johnson of Maryland, who
will see to it that the " conservative" or
democratic view of the case is duly repre
sented; Thaddcus Stevens, and Messrs. Bout
well of Massachusetts, Morrill ol Vermon
Bingham of Ohio, Conkling of New York
ar.d Blow of Missouri, men who will take
core that no unsafe concession are made to
the returning states ; with two democrats
Mi. Gri.ler of K-ntuoky, and Rogers of
Newspaper Enterprise. The Irashurgh
Standard has hecn removed to Barton, by
its publisher, Mr. Earle, wbo has also cons:
derahly enlarged it and announces that he
" goinc to puulish a better paper than any
of his contemporaries, let it cost what
may." As some of his contemporaries pub
lish very good papers this is undertakin
considerable! We nevertheless wish him
The St. Albans Masenver announces the
accession of Mr. William II. Whiting, son
of its veteran editor Mr. E. It. Whiting, as
a partner in tbe establishment, and an addi
tion to its editorial staff, in the person ol
'Mr. Almont Barnes, a gentle man of consi
derable literary and journalistic experience.
St. Albans is a thriving borough and ought
to give a generous support to its only daily
New Year's Dat- in Bcrli.vctox. The
bcllringers of the different churches rang the
old year out and the new year in, and did it
very thoroughly, as some who sat up to sec
the last of C5 and the first of '60, and some
who didn't, can testify. The pleasant prac
tice of making New Year's calls, and passing
the compliments of the season, was more
generally observed than usual. Some oi the
ladies counted tbe calls on them up to 75 or
upwards. The newspaper carrier boys wen
their rounds and pocketed stores of shinplas
tcrs. The day being the festival ot the Cir
cumcision, was celebrated with religious
services in the Catholic Churches. A large
and brilliant social party at (be Lake House
brought the day to a close,and "chased the
flying hours with twinkling feet," or tho
twinkling hours with flying feet, till day.
light this morning. On tbe whole it was
remarkably mild and pleasant New Year
Trade ntOM Canada. Mr. Patterson, tbe
I .Secretary ol the Montreal Board of Trade,
publishes a statement that be is autbomed
bv the Vice Consul of the United States to
say that the order requiring all bonded
goods passing into tbe United States to le
sciied unless invoiced at tbe duty-paid
. r 1 - V.?mV. lias nmntA atti V.
Pkesentatio.v. A very pleasant affair
came off yesterday, at the Lumber Yard of
Lawrence Barnes & Co. Mr. Will A. Crom
bie, the efficient superintendent of the inside
work at the planing mills, who ha; regularly
under his direction about 150 men. was
called into the office and was surprised t..
find displayed before bim an elegant silver-
plated Tea Service, and to hear himself ad-
dressed as lollows by Jlr. John mciey, in
Dcnaii oi toe wortnen, wno were stanaing 1
. . I
Mb. Cboiibii; I have the honor ol being ap- i
pointed by a committee, representing the work- ,
men, a greater part of them.under Tourcharge, ,
wbo are the donors of this present, to address
U44 ,U 44KI4 WUaii.
here to-day, the first day of the 1
y ot joy and gladness through-
We have met
New Year, a day ot joy and glad;
out the Christian world, to present you in be-
half f the donors this Silver Service, as a devoted more space ana strengin 10 me uis
mirk of their esteem and affection. The few cusoion of themes connected with the reform
years which you have spent among us in the than for many preceding years. The Sara
discharge of your duties, exhibiting marks of toga Convention, which has resulted in the
brotherly love to those under your charge, with-
out animosity, and your Indefatigable zeal in I
o - , r i.:- 1 .. , . ., 1 n,la
MiC rofu.cv. uui K44IU, 4.4.V, uvvi. j
employers, as well as your civil and courteous ,
manner to ourselves, have incited us to show
you this mark of our indubitable love. We
pray you therefore to accept tnis ouenng as a
memorial from true and willing hearts, whose
wish i: that you may live to enjoy them mauy
years. AS 1 am not possessed witn tne
powers of an orator authcient to express
the sentiments of this Commitiee and
their constituents, I deem itexpedient
to conclude by wishing you the comrl meats
of the season, and that you may livi to enjoy
many happy rvew tears, is the fervent prayer
cf us all.
Mr. Crombic was taken quite by surprise,
but replied briefly and appropriately, and
has further acknowledged the gilt in a card,
which wc publish below. The service con
sisted of a tea-pot, Silver, crcimer, eugar
bowl, water pitcher, goblets, itc, elegantly
engraved, from the jewelry store ol Floyd .fc
Co., and was a very elegant testimonial. Its
Cowl we bear was about $175-
The undersigned wouM take tMs opportunity
to thank the Jonors very kmdly fur the beaati
ful present of twelve pieces of silver plate pre
sented to him on New Year's day, aad would
hope that he may continue to merit their good
wishes and esteem as m the past, and at same
time acoord with the best interest and welfare
of our employers. Wishing you all the compli
ments of the season,
I remain, yenrs very truly,
WILL. A. CflOMBIE.
Burlington, January 1st 1S66.
The I'utureot Camilla.
Ii'aRCT m'GEE' ESTIMATE Or TRM 1TTX1T
Canada or ota wa.
At a workingmcn's festival in Montreal
on the 2? tli ult., Hon. D'Arcy McGee spoke
as follows :
I am not attempting to indicate a priori the
course of events in lbC6 ; I dare not presume to
any such prescience ; but that they will be must
interesting and eventful tor Uanaja, I believi
a time when she will need all the best counsels
of her ablest men. While there is everything in
our position to keep the public mind awake and
vigilant ; while we are sending embassies to
other governments on both sides of the Atlantic
always with tbe sancticn of the empire ; while
the name and status of Canal i and British
America are beginning to be more felt and much
better understood abroaJ, there is everything to
encourage as well as to exercise healthfully tbe
public mind. (Cheers ) The public of the
United States alone does not seem to comprehend
results produced amonc us bv events ansine
in the United States ; they do not allow tor
they do not seem to comprehend how much we
have been taught by their civil war at least,
such is my impression from reading the com
ments of the daily journals on Canadian affairs,
in which they display little or no insight into
the facts. They do Dot seem to I aware that
tee hare patted at a bound, irti the Utcti tf
the great tin war ringing in our ean, from
one itagt of colonial eiutince to another
(cheers) a more advanced and more impor
tant one. Whoever says we stand, or ean go
back to where wc stood even in lfcOO, still kiss
in 1S5I, dreams. There is a new republican
America, born in blood and baptized in fire,
within these five jeirs last past ; there most
soon be a new British America.or llritiah Aner
ica must shortly cease to exist.
Tue Colored Troops. The foi lowing
figures arc from an official statement by the
Adjutant General of the U. S. Tho largest
number in the service at any one time was
123,150, on the 15th of July last :
" Tbe entire number of troops commissioned
and enlisted in this branch of tbe service during
the war is lbC.057.
The loss dorini" the war from all causes, ex
cept mustering out of organintkm in conse
quence cf expiration of term of service, or be
cause service was no longer required, is 6S.17S.
The number of colored troops alrca.lj mus
tered out, or under order for muster out, is
The aggregate of colored troops remaining
in tbe service, after the execution of all orders
to this date for tbe muster out of organizttioas,
Sabbatii Scuool Festival The New
Year's Festival at the Bpti Church In-t
evening, was a delightful nfliir Tru- p in
cipal feature were a nice colU'ion in the
Sabbath School, addresses by Rev.Mr. Foster
and Superintendent E. A. Fuller to tho
children in the church ; singing by a quar
tette full and full choir ; a New Year's tree,
loaded with presents fur scholars and teach
ers ; and tho presentation to Mr. Barnes by
his bible class of a stiver plated pitcher, sal
ver and goblet, and a similar presentation
ora pitcher and goblet to Mr. Mial Davi by
his class. The other presents were many of
them very valuable, including an elegant
and costly photograph album to Dr. Foster,
and the whole affair was highly enjoyed by
Sabbatii School Festival in Wiu.uto.w
Tbo Methodist Church and Society in
Williston, bad a pleasant gathering at their
bouse of worship on New Year's evening.
Tbe exercises, introduced by prayer, consist
ed in singing, well selected recitations, dia
logues, declamations, and tableaux by the
children and youths of the school. To
crowr. all was a tree laden with all manner
of fruit, that caused the hearts of tbe chil
dren to thrill with joy, and many an older
one to feci young again.
Tbe gathering was largely attended by
all classes. A small fee at the door secured
$34.00 for the enlargement of the Sabbath
School Library. Useful presents also to tbe
amount of about $50.00 were given to the
Pastor, Rev. L. S. Walker and his family.
Internal Revenue in tue New England
States. The following arc tbe amounts as
sessed in the New England States for the
fiscal year ending June 30 1SC5.
Maine $2,059,129 Rhi.de Island 4,9s6,6I3
N. H. 2,585,890 Connecticut 7,553,250
Mass. 28,752,835 Total $47,552,500
Fire at Colchester Centre. The School
house at Colchester Centre was set on fire
last night by some malicious hand. It wag
damaged some, but tbe neighbors succeeded
in saving it from entire destruction.
Good Pore. Mr. C. B. Cook of Char
lotte, killed a pig on Saturday, eight months
and 18 days old. which weighed 402 lbs !
Mr. Cook thinks the pigs we made noto of
but week will do very well for Jericho.
Vermont State Temperance Society. I
Retort or tue Executive Committee.
The year that is now closing has not pass
ed without interest to the friends of Tem
perance. At its beginning wc felt that we
were living in a trul-pcri id of the e:use.
Pi,., a l.ino Kv.snn t en- had iecn on the
subject great apathy among tho people. The
friends of the reform had loot courage.
They had seen ope after another ol me ir
xraTe-incffcctnal -to star thc"ia'f
ecnicg tide of woe they had seen a Dew
geijciai.'.-u ii..., ..u. . , ,m
restraints nzainst the use of tho intoxicating
r . inrt
v.f Thp rnrmv had almost driren the
temperance force from the field.
During the year there have been boj-ef.il
,,,;, 7i. ;neLds of the cause in
Massachusetts are prosecuting the work j
vj''n "g? and vigiUnco. The press
' .1 4 I.w 4 .1 ) tUa V... f V.44T 41 t tfU IlK
4UI041J444UV .it . 4 4J4 .441. .4'444t.4u --
fo mation ol a -Vitional temperance 2K'ieiy,
w)tli the piospect of a large fund, and a
... 1 , . 1 1 . . u I : . i
puullSnilig lOUSC, Ou a well VBU11MISUO
.j, ja a uurcc 0f no little encouragement
Wc sec in these events tokens of a revival in
this worthy cause.
Our own State has not done herself jus
tice. She is not marching, as she ought to
be, in the van of this forward movement.
The Committee goes on to say what has
been done in Vermont by tbern during the
year. Tl.ey have priCured the publication
of lemperance articles, in the lrrs, ana
acknowledge their obligations to the editors
A very successful Mass- Meeting was iiehl
at White River Village. Tnere was gath
ered an audience of more than live hundred,
though the travelling and weather
were quite unfavorable. Tbe influence of
the meeting whs undoubtedly lor good. Ef
turts were made to secure sueh gatherings
elsewhere, but without much rue-eveo.
Something was done to galvanise the old,
and too nearly dead ori;nixatiou-t ot the
In Oraiige County, at small cost, a more
eureceeful meeting was s.urcd than f'r
several years It in believed that fr m this
several Iowim gained ruttWirDl impulse to
org&lllZt tuCeVeetul StKl.llce.
The Commute.- e- e much i mlurmssed
to find a suitable- general agent. Pour or
five of the best uieu lu the a.t art re select
ed, liut declined l i-ervo. Srarcti was ttu-n
made ct tbe meeting ol the Vi. Methodist
Confcrcnee. Rev. W. W. At water was
highly recojmiuended hy his brethren, tie
was at liberty to engage a portion ot the
time in the Temperni.ce work. He thought,
three-fourths. He would enter upon it it
he could receive at the rate of lUu per
month fur tbe time actually employed, pay
ing hi own expenses, and being rwp.nsiMe
for the collection ot hi alary. Mr. At wa
ter was engaged. He began his labor in
May, wms buoo after interrupted in hia la.
Dots by ill health, lor nearly six weens, in
August be began active service again. Ik
made it hi first, a' it seemed to bim, tho
important lrt of his work, to vindicate the
law The organizations which he effooteu
were maintained of small bands, pledged to
strive for the execution or the law.
Various obstacles prevented a wide suc
cess, at least, in bo short a time as be has
been permitted to engage. It may 1 per
mitted to us to say that he bos done not a
little to make the law respected in Burling
ton, Vergennes, and other (liwes. Particu
larly gratifying to IVuipt-ratiee Iriends, wus,
through his intrumenulity, the seizure in
tbe capital of the stale. That bundrvds of
barrels of liquor nhuuld be sold and drank
almost under tbe arches ol that noble edifice
where our prohibitory law was enaoted, haa
been enough to make every virtuouscitizen's
cheek tingle with shame. We believe that
events are in train which will banish this
disgrace from our State. And, if it shall
prove that tbe sale ot liquors can he rr
vented in tbe capital, it maf be expected
that law-abiding citizens will take courage
to enforce the prohibitory statute all over
the State. And, if weiwe thiaace-oroplishcd,
we can hardly doubt that moral suasion will
be so elfectually co-operative, that the lnc
ot intemperance will be thoroughly ( deck
ed, if no: cut in ly banished from our bor
ders. As a very important means of bringing
belore the people facta in regard to the
amount of liquor sold, the number of prose
cution, amount of fines, Ac, the committee
recommend the appointment of a Secretary
to gather and publish such information.
The Committee rrvommcod the laising of
a Temperance Fund, and the holding of mare
meetings iu different parts of tbe State, at
which by speeches' and other means, tbe in
terest ot the people in the subject of Tem-t-eTJuce
mar be aiouaed and kept alive.
Part of this fund might be profitably used
in introducing an element of Temperance
into tbe instruction ot our schools.
The Committee urge a thorough organiza
tion ol tbe Socieiy, so that its influence may
be felt throughout all the State. In conclu
sion they say: "We regret that neither tbe
agencies of tbe Society nor tlfirts from other
sources seem sensibly to diminish the amount
of mteisreranee through the Suite. While
in a few localities a check has been given to
the liquor traffic, it is patrut to every observ
ing man who travels over our State, that tbe
law is largely inoperative. Ic-upe-rance
men lack the courage and sell-denial to en
ter hearuly into the suppression of sales.
Moderate drinking is becoming bjih ui rc
general and more levpecuble. Youug meu
are sweeping along in the destroying curieui.
Seeds ot wide-sp.ead woe are xiuf. aoitu
A mighty harvest is preparing. A uaiveel
ot wretchedness tor our children and tor
multitudes yet uiiIkhu. Lei ii be- our eai
nesl inquire, -Wi.ai can we do to stay tne
desolating Tide? ' Uod grant that s..me
plans ui.oy be here devio-d, wi.ooe execution
iu tbo couiing joar shall lull liack tue ue
stioyiDg flood !"
Verinout State rcachcrV Aociatlen.
Tho Annual Meeting of the Vermont
State Teachers' Association will be held at
Brattleboro on the 30th inst. The following
is the order of exercises :
Tuesdav, Jan. 30tb, 71 P. M. Social
gathering Address of welcome by Rev. F.
Krunthingliam. ot Brattleboro. Response bv
the President, Rev. J. Newman, I). D.
WiDNESDvr, Jan. 31st Fortnorn. Or
ganization. Appointment of cominitees
and miscellaneous busiuew. Discus-ion on
"Elementary Arithmetic." opened by Rey,
S. E. Quimby, of Newbury Seminary.
Afternoon. Address by II. B. lluckbam,
Professor in the Vaar Female College, on
tbe "Education of girls," to be lollovved by
discussion of the topic presented. Discus
sion of the question. "At what stage of
education ought the study of English gram
mar to begin t " Evenmi Address by Rev.
Wm. II. Lord, ol Montpclicr. Subject,
Tuursdat, Feb. 1. Forenoon. Discus
sion on "liccllaneous exercises fur younger
scholars." Contributions in writing on tnis
topic arc requested from female teachers.
Discussion on "Preparation for college."
Afternoon. Addresses on "The Schools ot
Vermont :" 1 their influence on agriculture,
by Hon. Hampden Cutis. 2. Their influence
on morals, by 11. F. Bingham. 3. Their na
tional influence, by Rev. Addison Brown.
Election of officers and unfinished business.
Evening Address by J. S. Adams, Sec. of
Board of Education.
ilctubcrs of the association will bo enter
tained free of expense. Those who are in
tending to be present arc requested to send
their names tn B. F. Bingham. Brattleboro.
Free return tickets over the railroads will
be furnished hy the Secretary.
There? was no business done in the Record
er's Court to-day, and the Police officers
report tint New Years day and night were ! D"TU or Ilov- JW Warxir. Uon.
unusually orderly and peaceful, though ) JoscPb Warnrr. of iliddlcbury, dropped
there was a good deal of merry making. A dcad 6UauenIJ. rrom disease, on inn
very different state of things from that at I daJ CTcninK- IIe h ln cashier of tho
Christmas. ' Bln't "f J1'ddlcbury for a generation, and
, , , . . , . ' in town, church and social relations was one
Before Recorder Read Wednesday Israel . ....,,
., I of the most prominent men mMidd cbury.
Freeman was fined 8o and costs for assault, , 1
having knocked down a Frenchman, Cyprit n . .
Bubliar in a friendly " scrimmage." A
" little grocery " man was fined for selling
SOABD Or ALUEUHEN.
Mo.miat, Jan. 1, IS!.
The Board met at 2 P. M. ; Mayor Citiiu in
I'rrteit : Aldermen Appleton, Dime.
Blodgett, Dodge, Flanagan and Taft.
Aklerman Taft was chosen clerk pro leas.
Q jjjg tu tiiic& in amendment ofn
ordinance establishing a Fire Department. The
ordinance provides that the annual report of the
Chief Engineer shall hereafter be made by Feb.
1 of each year, and said report shill include the
amount cf losses by each fire and the insurance
on the property destroyed or damaged.
A ioint resolution in relation to pay of city
cBcfn W4J jjjj. The resolution fixes the
, f M g30o and commissfcin of d-
try of Jlayci
ty collector at two and a half per cent.
A joint resolution in relation to publication of
city documents was also adopted.
An ordinance was passed in amendment ol
" an ordinance establishing a system ot ac
countability in the expenditures of the city."
The ordinince provides that estimates and state
ments required by the ordinance shall lie mads
in tbe month of February annually.
Resoluions were adopted directing the City
Treasurer to collect the note belonging te the
School Fund and invest the same in United
A tax of five cents on the dollar of the Grand
List of the ci'y was assessed forsshoel purposes.
under section 80 of chapter 22 of the General
Warrant j were ordered for a number of bills
approved, and tho Board adjourned uatit Wed.
ots lay, Jan. 8. at 2.S0 P. M.
The Conneil mH pursuant to standing rule.
the President is the chair.
I'rtttnt Councilnmi Arthur, Ballon, Beck-
with, Brink, Uwsais aad Walker.
E. W. Peek aad P. S. Poake. oooneilsMB
elect for tbe Centre Werd, after being duly
tT4im ftnj nntlinad. took their seats in the
Councilman Walker on red a joint nseiutien
expressing it as the sense of Use City Coaneil
that the present city police, with the eiorptsoo
of one, be disebxrgad. The resolation re
jected ; CouDcilnun Walter only voting is tbe
Councilman Loomis introduced a joint resolu
tion which waa adopted, appropriating 32000
for the Poor Department, Ac.
A raessage was received from the Board of
Aldermen, anuoonoing that they had passed an
ordinance in amendment of " an ordinance es
taUBahina- a Fire Department ;" an ontiaaace-
in assendmeat of an ordinance establishing
system of accountability in the expenditaree of
the city," aril a joint resolation in relation to
tbe rablieation of city doennienta.
Tho Hnanee in amendment of " an ordl
eatablishuu- a Fire Dettarttnent " en
read twice, and on motion of Councilman Beck
with the mlea were sneoended. and the ordi
nance read the third time and passed in eosse-ur.
The joint resolution in relation to the publi
cation of city documents waa read twice and re
ferred to eonunittta on oreuBances.
Cooncilmea Peck introduced an ordinance in
relation to vehicles. It provides that all vehi
cles laden with wood, hay or other bulky snare-
rials shall be under the direction of the city po
lice, aa lostrocled by the Major. The Mayor
has also power to give notice by publication in
the newspapers of the city, the place or places
which such vehicles may occupy, tho m
ket ground being partie-nbarly specified. Viola
tions of tbe ordinance shall be punished by a
fine cf not less than one nor mjre than twenty
The ordinance was read twice, And on motion
of Coaniilmaa Loomit the rales were suspended
and the onlinance read a third time and peieed.
The President appoanteJ Cosnealnua Peek en
the Committee of Ordinances in place of Coun
cilman Wires resigned, and (ViDciunau Peaks
on the joint committee of Fir I'eportmeat in
place of CooncilmAn Miller noigned.
A joint resolution from tbe Hoard of Afcteranen
in relation to the t-tury and pay of city otneers,
was read twice and referred to committee oa or
dinances. n BMtioB of Cooi.eiluwia Peake. Use Hoard
adjourned until Thru-idar. Jan. 4 th, at 7 P. M.
The regalar term of the Chittenden County
Supreme Court was opened this morning at tbe
Court House by prayer by the Rev. E. Mix.
Jwlgee KeUocg. Peek, and Steele, being on tbe
After the calling of the docket, the first case
set for bearing was that of C D. Carpenter ns
Town of Huntington. Messrs. Phelps and
Hard for Plaintiff, and Messrs. Roberts and
French lor Lscfendmt. Mr. lUrd is making
the closing argument as we go to press.
Messrs. B. 11. Smaller, II. II. Talcott, C. V7.
Witters, were admitted to practice in the Su
West Haven had a sensation on Chris
timasday, by Mr. J. S. Barrett bringing in
the carcase ot a 360 lb bear killed by bim
on Dresden Mountain, between Lake Cham
plain and Lake George. Mr. Barrett found
Brum stowed away in winter quarters in a
hjle in tbe ground, punched him up with a
a stick and shot him with a rifle. The en
tire length of bi skin was 7 1-2 feet, and it
has becu sold Tor $22. The total value of
tbe bear is estimated at $75.
Our readers will hereafter find our local
items, and county and state news, On tho
fourth page of our sheet. Our telegraphic
column, will be on tbe third page- The edi
torial and political articles will as heretofore
be found on tbe second page; line! tbe first
page will often , as to-day, contain a. story or
Grand Concert. Wc learn tlmt Mr. H.
I. Proctor purposes giving a gra nd Vocal
and Instrumental concert in this, city, in
about two weeks. Mr. Proctor is to be as
assisted by Mrs. II. M. Smith on of the
finest lady emgers in Boston, anil other excel
Tiieit. George Bender was brought be
fore Justice Hollcnhcck, Tuesday, charged
with stealing a butTalo robe) valued at $25,
from John F. Dy, of Winooski, on New
Year's day a bad bender.
Bank Dividend. Tbe Farmers' and Me
chanics' Bank ol this city hns declared a
semi-annual dividend ot four per cent.
A drunkard leaning against a church rail
; ine replied, in answer to a question from the
sexton, that he didn't belong to the church,
but was leaning tbat way.
Vermont Item. ,
Tbe Vermont and Canada Knilrondi'dc-
clarcd a serai antiuj dividend oT 4 per cent.
The Bennington people have been exeited
over recen. burglaries. The Stark Rank was
broken into tesroug" window and some
postage ijtmps Stolen, and private he usee j
have-Weo- enU-rod-Iwo.arrcs j ol sap
posed burglar have beta made.
Victor Wright of Wcyhrtdgu, Ioat a
. . . . , 4 -.0. JUw TT-hf Sit
Spanish Jlerino duck mi ea.
he bad been offered tbe snug sum of $10,000.
An unknown man was instantly kitted at
. . 1 3
Suth Rovalton week, being crusaeu
between two freight ear where he was
Joeiah George, shoe maker aad toH-gatn-
.. . , -1 l:a. ..uu ska Pnnssee-
crer oi tne ortogc wurcn
tieut Hirer, at White River Junction, Vt.
committed suicide hut week by ahooting
bimsell through the bead, with aa M mus
ket. Hecent unfortunate itvcdiwtiooe in con
junction with ill health are assigned at use
cause of the rash act.
Opt. -Samuel Sbssttaek, of th Otk
eeiment, has been appointed an assistant
professor at Norwich univeritv. The iriends
of tbe university arc looking after a compe
tent man to take the presidency, Kev. Dr.
Bourns, the present president, being willing
to resign and take a classical prufcawaasltip.
Charles Baldwin of Newport, whose I.
by alleged robbery, ol $2,400, baa been ex
tensively chronicled, owappearefl a uav or
two after Into Canada, and some people
don't believe he lost the money.
An eccentric woman residing in West
Randolph, mysteriously disappeared from
that place about four weeks ago. and has
nut since been heard of. Her atl ire consist
ed of a much worn merino drees, gray cloak.
ol a laohtDa long gone by, and an antiqua
ted black bonnet.
Tbe aanlieatioiM for pease admitted
from Vermon for the year ending June 30,
Inralids. 365 $2S.4W S
" lor iMteasad pay, IV
Widow. cfaiMicae. o-t 4&
for iitereaaed pay, 1
Totals M tvoi ov
vstn fit tMa
Charles Whitney, of Bristol, caught a
wild cat in a trap last week, which weighed
twenty-five pounds, and measured four feet
lrom iu nose to she tip ol its tail.
Daniel Adams and rTavins Trass, of Pan
ton, were drowned the other day, while
crossing the take in a small boat which was
eapsired by a gale of wind.
The total losses by fire tbe pats year
amounted to over forty-three millions of
dollar, against about twenty-eight aad
half millions the previous year
The Reading (Pi.) Railroad Company
contemplate placing tour tracks on their
road two for passengers and two for freight
They have now three tracks.
n. limi bittern is to make an attempt
to lav a new Atlantic cable, next June, and j
will also try to raise the old one ana splice
it. A thousand miles of the latter are
proved by daily tests to be in perfect eondt-
Artrmus Ward (not the showman) and
his wile were found dead in their routs, in
Vt orcrstor, Mas., on Friday morning. Some
think they were suAocated from coal gas
froea a ttuiw in the room, inhere are of the
opiniou that tbe wife first poisonea her has-
rjana ana wen oommutci suscsue-.
Edward B. Ketchum. the young Wall
Street Banker and forger, was sentenced on
Saturday dt Recorder lloffoian, to four years
and six months in the State prison.
R. B. Bradford, late public administrator
of New York city, sent a ejmmunicatioo to
the board of aldermen. -Saturday, mcntiuning
the pleasant little fact that his annual report
for l&tf would show a deficit of lO.'lOO,
and confessing that this amount of the city's
money had been lost by him m stock specula
tion on Wall street.
Secretary Seward left Washington .Satur
day, on the naval steamer De Soto, for an
ocean trip to the southward. Tne Toyagc "
said to be merely undertaken for the benefit
of his health, and without any important
Tne progress and precocity of Young
America, is indicated by tbe circumstance
that a man was tried and sent to tbe Peni
tentiary in New York la-t week, lor keepinc
a gambling bouse for children It was fre
quented by boys of from nine to fifteen.
Tbe last "Boston notion" h a paper hat
company which will have a capital ot o0,
1100. and own a patent recently secured, by
which it expectd to manufacture durable,
water-proof paper hats of any lona or color,
at a cost of eight to twenty-five cents apiece ;
and so revolutionize tbe bat business.
There i a vast bed of coal nnderlying
tbe city of La Salle, Illinois. The city
fathers propose to sell tbe right of mining
coal under tbe city (which lies at a depth of
300 or 400 feet below the surface) to the
highest bidder, and expect to get n bonus or
royalty of 20 per cents per tn tor the priv
ilege. It ie estimated that there are 27,000
tons under each acre.
Only two survivors ol all those who par
ticipated in the war of tbe revolution, so tar
as known by the Commissioner of Pensions,
remain, uimcly : Wm. Hutching?, of Pen
obscot, Hancock County, Maine, aged one
hundred and one years, and Lemuel Cook,
ol Clarendon. Orleans County. Now York,
aged ninety-nine years : and only five widows
of revolutionary soldiers draw pension!) from
tho government at a yearly amount of two
hundred and ninety-three dollars.
A Providence paper says that tbe Mash
apaug ice houses aro undergoing a thorough
cleaning out fur the first time since they were
built, and a sixty pound chunk was taken
out which was placed iu store fourteen years
ago. It retains all tbe freshness and purity
of its youthful days.
In New York on Sunday afternoon, Mrs.
Rosannah Gahcy, aged 65 years, her grand
son Franeis, aged 4 years, her son Francis,
aged 26 years, and her daughter Naneey A.
Gabey, aged 24 years, were found suffocated
in their apartment in a bouse in Grand
street the first two dead and thoothers still
alivr, but unoonsiious. The llue of the chim
ney above their room had been nearly closed
up by a flat stone, put into it, and the coal
gan from the stove, rushing out into their
room, suffocated them.
An infant, cirried b its nurse was scalded
to death last week, m Albany by the nurse
running against tho child's mother who was
carrying a dish of boiling soup. By some
means a few dropn of the soup fell on tho
girl's arm. She dropped the child on the
floor, and stumbled agiinst the mother in
such a way as to cause her to spill the boil
ing soup all over tbe child, scalding it in a
most terrible manner.
SotniitRN Pripk. A Tennessee lady was
in Washington, interceding for a pardon tor
her rebel husband. Her application to the
President waa well received, and he treated
her with great consideration and kindness.
In speaking of her interviews with him to a
tntnd, the lady remarked, that the President
was very cordial and gracious, spoke very
kindly of her husband and his family, and
invited her to itay at the Y bite House,
while she remained in Washington. "Well,.
said her friend : "you accepted the l rcsi
dent's hospitality?" "No i" remarked the
lady: "ice never knew the Johnsons
We wonder if tbe President will know the
Brouns 'Sew Bedford Mercury.
A Stvinburnlan Parody.
Certain stanzas in Swinlnrne's "Atalanta
in Calydon" bare been widely quoted. They
"Between the sunset ami tl e sea
My love laid bands and hps on me;
Of sweet came sour, tt dy eante night.
Ot" long desire came brief delight.
Ah, love, ntxl what thing came of thee.
Between the sea-downs and the sea?"
X writer in the London Orcktttra thinks
That this poen ii "euplKiniBns bosh" and
writes the fuUowing aa quite ti rhythmical
and much more sensible -
'Between the tea-bell and the tea
My brand was draxn and passed to oe;
Or soup came Esh, of Seh came meats.
Of roasted joints came puffy sweet.
Ah, nuts, and what thing came of ye.
Between the tea-cups awl the tea ?
"Between tbe tea-tray aad the tea
Hock grew to gripes, gripes grew to me;
Wine turned to drunk and drunk to tears.
And general joy to maudlin fears;
Drunk tears, drank wiaks.there seemed to be
Between the tea-pot and tbe tea. (
"Between the tedium and the tea
Jones li uord up an hour with me;
Then all among the crockery-wares
His feet rolled down the kitchen stairs;
1 saw m go; I saw a Ilea
Between the tea cakes and the tea. "
Tax Fil.via.xs At the aaseraUiieg of tho
Fenian Congress in New York ruesuay,
a guard from the 99th, O'iiaboney's regt-
mcnt or militia, was reroseu """"
were all delegates not provided with creden
tials. State Centre Rogers, ot .uanna-"
district, called the body to oruer, ami ..i-j-
Kelly, of Indiana, was appointee.
of the Congress. Kesolulioos
Col. O'Mahony were adopteu, """'V'J
proceeded to the transaotioo eTother busi
I" . r kna not vet trnns-
ncss. tne nature ot ", -- --- .
pired There were two plen.poten .aries
rrom lreland present, and it is stated tbey
hrought lettew from Stephen., who is said
tube in France, rrevtows e'" ,r
of the Congrew Messrs. Meaney, fcennatt
and Mullin.ofthe Fenian Senate, met at
tic Senate headquarter, in pursuance of
rreular adiournmt-ut of Nov. 7tb, but there
beVnit no quorum present, tjourned.
fifport .., two Enplhsh detectives were
spotted ana refused admission to tbe Con-
rTenian meeting at Chicago yesterday
passed resolutions supponing Uen. Sweeney,
Indurging that both contending parties
ho now divide the Brotnernood, give way
in favor of Sweeney and military
(kn Sweeney has iwued an appeal to the
Fenians not to waste their enereies in intes
tine strife sayinn'-Let deeds, not b
.... .nA .srike belore it is too late.
and the grfden opportunity lost forever.
Our situation is that of two armies whose
chiefs cannot agree upon the bee of opera
tions. The vast extent of the British domin
ions otter many vital points, aad as wc can
not reconcile our views, let ach army fol
low its chosen general, and attack where
bis judgment tell him are the best chances
Of sucees. Let this disgraceful squabble
cease at once. On the field of battle we will
forget all personal rancor and factional pre
judice, to remember only onr dear country
and her wrong.
To get out ot" our datnotuties) tbe Iseneral
says : lean see bat one way of escape. It
in to cali in each State a Convention of Del
egates from diflerent Circles to decide in
whom they will repose confidence, and then
in silence allow Col. O'AUhoney and myself
each to work out his respective plan for the
freedom of Ireland.
From the Ottawa Onsen Jte.2i.
Renewal or Ririrawrrr. If an inordrn
ate consideration of what is due to self in
terest and the exaltation of their general
interests by reciprocal trade relations with
Canada can induce the people of the Atlan
tic No rtheastern States to take bold of the
matter, we mav expect that the government
will c the necessity ol renewing lr treaty.
We may eatery reckon upon tbe cities of
Portland, B-ton and New Yrk. an! the
States of Maine, New Hampshire. Vermont.
Massachusetts and Connecticut, taking the
side of renewal. The great weight of New
York State mil undoubtedly be thrown into
the opposite scale. The canal svstia f
New iork State is a great source of revenue
to the State's Treasury. The State's peo
ple are sufficiently selfish to aim at a mono
poly of the Western carrying trade, and they
are opposed to the opening of all other lines
of communication which, threaten competi
tion with theirs. I'hc people of Boston and
the other mentioned places wiU e&tam our
ride of the question that is, thej wi 11 a
to effect a renewal of reciprocal trade re la
tioor, under the impression tbat we wdl en
large our canals or construct new ones to
facilitate the egress ot Western traffic and to
cheapen transportation. The aim of New
York city ia to divert the wbole lake trade
to tlmt pott, by the construction of the St.
Lawrence and Lake Champlain canal.
This unit be a powerful incentive to the
Xorthautern people, and it affords one ot
the strongest reasons for presuming that the
federal joremment may Drought round.
There is no such scornful defiance gf de
cency in Africa as may be seen in many Eng
lish TOiersa.placcs. Some of the prevail
ing ideas of taottcety are, no doubt, oonreo
tional ; but such has been the case in the
regions ot tbe sublime and beautiful.
When Pentbcsilea was dying, the sole
anxiety of that incarnation ol loveliness
was that some dear friend would be good
enough to see tbat her feet were covered and
ber bosom exposed .' London Athemtum.
Tex Fiaar and Last Dcxl is Hlinois.
It ie stated that the first and last duel in
this State took place at Belleville, St. Clair
county, between Alphonse Stewart and Wil
liam Bennett, in the year 120. Tbe seconds
had made it up as a sham duel, to throw
ridicule on Bennett, the challenging patty,
who was the only one not in tbe secret
Tbe guns used were loaded with Wank car
tridges ; but Bennett, su-pcious of foul
plav, slipped a ball into his gun unobserved
by the others. Consequently Mewart was
mortally wounded. Bennett escaped, was
caught two years afterw.ird, tried for mur
derromdemned and hung. This jfi'0?
of Bennett rendered dueUng R1U'J"12
Lvul th.. foundation for ao -
. u:i. u.ver existed in
mu pruo-iiex w uieu u
AsOtn BacntLoa-s Annex. v..
. r i: .... .j
a great prompter ol laziues " "
rrj7vihto accomplish 7fr?
cither with head or hand, tbey must Jteep
clear of the institution entirely. A pt '
sweet lire, a pink waist, a wf.T'.,
pressure of two delicate hands, wul do as
much to unhinge a man . three l"
measles, a large sited wlwoping cougn, a
pair of lock-jaws, several hvdrophobiM a
tbe doctor's bill."
Biwarx or Malnx Moxxr. The Legi (
ture of Maine has passed a law by whica
tbe State banks are not obliged to redeeo
their old bill if not preisented within t o
v-pnr Irum th. limp the? tvanlr tWainer''. .
T - , e -T4, -i rjetc
into a national oanio. xnrcc oi ,o
Sfnt.. hant-a vtrill thn l,o .rnhAV- ""I .i "
1st of this month, to take atT?f5e , n,.
They are the Stat'- . .nd
gur, the Maine Bank- ' " iWe the
the atatu Bank, a ; fc ,, r.mk at
25th of next At! d tL
vears and holders 0r their money had be -e"nd
their bills into some bank tor cot
lection at once.
The consecration of Rev. George Maxwell
Randall, D. D., newly elected Missionary
Bishop of Colorado, took place in Trinity
Churcu, lioeton, Sa ul";-
anu ""r-' Satc, actcd as
copal ivnureu in no. ' .
consecrator. There were also JW"
ops Smith, of Kcntucy.Chasc ot New Ilamp
shi.c, Clark of Rhode Island, ail of Kansas,
the Right Rev. Thomas Ncttlcshlp Stalcy,
Bishop ol Honolulu, and a numerous body
of other clergy.
In tbe month of December the public deb
was reduced atont $20,000,000.
w.T4. n D..
P.ight Rev. John iienr i"i -7' J"
L D . Bishop of tbe Dicc of Urmont,
11 :.i iiishnn ni ine i luitauiu.