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VOL. XXXIV. NEW SERIES VOL. XII.
BURLINGTON, VT FJRIDAY MORNING, JAN. 12, 18GG.
NUMBER TWENTY NLNE
Wind the Clock.
Warden, Tina the clock again ;
Mighty years are going on.
Through the shadow and the dream,
And the happy hearted dawn.
Wind again, wind again,
Fifty hundred years are gone.
Through the harvest and the need.
Wealthy June and dewy May,
Grew the new year from the old,
Grows to-morrow from to-day.
Wind again, wind again,
Who can keep the years at bay .
Lie in wait on Land and tea.
Plucking down the startled ship,
Bud-embroidering the tree.
Wind again, wind again,
We have neither ship nor tree.
Four-and-twenty kings to come
Up the never Ticant stair,
Four-and-twenty dead go down ;
Follow, sacred song and prayer.
Wind again, wind again,
Warden, why delaying there?
To his interrupted dream
Comes the long-entreated day.
What are lesser words to bimT
Sweet pursuing voices say,
" Warden, wind, wind again.
Up the eer glden way."
Other hand will wind the clock
While the frequent years go on,
Never noting need or name
Nor the rapture of the dawn.
Wind again, wind again.
Ere the given year lie gone.
accustomed time, and so persoadine them I tad met mc : and crownine confession of all I The Champlain and SI.
in the etreet was ten min- ' but that was not made till after wo were Canal.
that every clock
utes behind time. Bat I missed seeing Green I married she produced my portrait, which
mantle. I ran back, indeed, just in time to sbe had painted for herself m secret, after,
v UiWi iU iuu uiouiuicruwu; i a one saiu, sue Knew mat i loved uer, anu
dui mat uiu notcontent mc, and tor weeks noped that I would some day tell her so.
i ui.t-iuc u hub iimcseeper again, men i ;o urcen mantle a sister besan to pass
iwvu uviwSai.ci x mil my louginga attneac-i me oia cnurcn at twenty minutes to nine
customed hour.indced ; but I loitered upon j CTcry morning, and for a little while 1 used
mc ruau, nnu urecn mantle passed mc al- J to meet and to bid her "good morning"
most at my own street end. I lingered and
watched, but she went on until 1 could
distinguish her no longer. Then I turned
and ran ran at the top of my speed to the
office, "which 1 reached five minutes after
nine, in time to find every one, from the
uj!u.-t uuBunini, speculating upon my be
ing seriously unwell, or possibly dclunct.
Thus things went on till midsummer; I
met Green mantle, without appearing to
recognize her, every morning, and I spent
hours every evening in visiting places in
which 1 thought it pcsib'o to meet
with her ; but, except at the precise spot.at
twenty minutes before nine, 1 never had the
lucic to bndher.
I bad even begun to ejaculate ujion the
pofeibility of obtaining a day's holiday, in
order to discover where she went to, and,
possibly, even where she lived. I dwelt up
on the idea delighted, but the obstacles ap
peared insuperable. Could I say that I had
urgent private business? Of course. But
ot wuat nature ? I could not summon eour
there ; but as soon as I cot niv cace ready I
took home my bird ; and now we have
turned Green mantle into a ring-dove, leav
ing the owl and linnet to keep bouse togeth
er, tin tee linnet settles in her own nest
(which judging from appearances, will not
oo long tirst,) and tben the owl is to come
to us, nndl am to ratoage both bis books
ana nis Drains at my pleasure.
BcKUNOTOjr, Jan. 8, 1866.
Mturt. Editor t of the Free Prett :
The important of a ship navigation
extending in an unbroken line, from the Atlan
tic to the Great West, adapted to a water craft
of 800 to 000 tons burden, is every day attract
ing additional public attention. Its importance j
especially to New England, and the Great Yalley
Lawrence Ship J throughout the East.
We also want the lumber J A Silver Widdixc. TVc do not often go
of Michigan and of the Canadas, to still further J within the circles of private social life for
extend the business in that department of our
trade. Notwithstanding the present magnitude
of our lumber market not more than two or
three other localities now in advance of it our
enterprising citizens already embarked therein,
are able and ready to enlarge this field of their
operations. No other point in the east, porseses
greater facilities, conferred both by nature and
the hand of art fur concentrating the business
the information of the public ; bat so many
of oar citizens had a share in the arrange'
mcnts for the occasion we arc notic
ing and so many more are interested in it by
their personal friendship for the worthy
couple who were thus remembered, as to
give it something of a public character,
We disturb nono of the prorcitics, there
lFrom London Society
.V Tnle ot Old .Uanchistcr.
There were a good many of us at home ;
no lack of mouths to leed, and not too much
to put into them , so wlien I had finished my
school days an event which occurred toler
ably early I was packed off to .Manchester
to serve an apprenticeship in a Manchester
I had plenty of work there and some little
pay, and when my father had found mc cheap
lodgings in the house of an elderly couple,
and had arranged my payment with them so
as to leave mc a small sum for pocket-money,
uu uaue mc uu a goou laa ana attentive to
business, and left me to my fate.
My home was too far distant to admit of
my visiting it oftencr than once a year.whcn
I obtained a brief holiday for the rmrnosp.
and 1 was terribly lonely in the busy nonu-
lous town. I knew nobody, and was shy of
io.iug acquaintances ; my companions in
the warehouse were off-hand, rattling fel
lows, jutie suited to my taste : to I subsided
into my quiet lodging, read or rather de
voured all the books I could lay mv bands
uu, nuu grew np a solitary in tlic luidst ol
thousands. One passion I had, and that was
to hunt up every relic ofantiquity I could
possibly manage to travel to ; and there was
not an old hall nor an old church within a
circuit of twelve or fourteen miles that I did
not make a pilgrimage to.
The vestiges of old Manchester claimed
particular attention, and I haunted the
neighborhood ol the "college" and the "old
church," looking at the outsides of the old
houses (I was too shy to think of asking
permission to enter any of them) until I
knew every chink and cranny in their
weatber-bcaten faces, and came to look upon
them as my most intimate friends. Some of
mem were public houses, and 1 ventured
timidly, and at intervale, into these, calling
modestly for a glass of ale, and peering into
the odd nooks and corners, ducking under
the heavy beams, and trying often vainly to
look through the old green glass which ob
scured the long low windows.
Long before my apprenticeship had con
cluded, I found lnvEell permanently installed
in the office, or counting bouse as it was
more grandiloquently called, and that, no
doubt, was the fittest place for me ; as years
passed on, I became, by translation from
stool to stool, packing clerk, invoice clerk,
and bookkeeper, obtaining an advance ol
wages with each change ol position, until
as bookkeeper, I ws munificently paid at
the rate ol one hundred and fifty pounds a
year, and had reached the summit of my
Daring my brief visits to the library at
the old college, I picked up a sort ol ac
quaintance with one of its constant frequent
ers, the mustiest old hook-worm in the lot,
whom I found there when I went in and
left thero when I came out, and should have
thought to live there but I knew no candles
were admitted, and that at night the books
would be useless to him without them. lie
was a strange figure, dressed in a suit of
rusty black, with a neckerchief twisted
round bis throat in a sort of a wisp, a pair
of great goggle spectacles upon his nose,
and with two, three, or four folios usually
ranged round him, ouefor reading, the other
for comparison and reference. I bad the good
fortune once to hand him a ponderous tome
-which had slipped from his knees whilst be j
was intent upon another placed upon the
stand before him ; and after that time, if by '
chance he glanced up, which might happen I
once in a month perhaps, whilst I was in
the reading room, I was sure of a kindly
nod at least before be glanced down again. 1
Once, in a difficulty. I ventured to refer
to him, and I was no little astonished by
the flood of erudition poured in consequence
upon me. lie knew everything that had
been written upn the subject, and gave me
the key to my puzzle immediately, together
with half a hundred references wherewith
still further to elucidate it. Afterwards
our relationship became almost that of
master and pupil ; and 1 may say that we
became in some sort friend", though our only
place of meeting was the library.
The rule in our office was, that every one
employed should be there and at work at
nine o'clock in the morning; and accord
ingly at twenty minutes before nine, pre
cisely. I passed the clock in the old church
tower on my way t3 it. I believe that every
clock in tha back street of Stangways in
which I was timed by my movements, much
in the same way in which my watch was
timed by the church clock as I passed.
From long habit this comparison had be
come a necessity, and the only temptation I
ever bad to omit it was occasioned by the
passing the same spot, at my preciso moment
of a young lady dressed in a green mantle,
whom I met morning after morning, and
whose fresh, pleasant lace I got to look for
until 1 fancied that missing it would almost
cast a gloom upon the day. It was long
before 1 did miss it; month alter month,
through the long winter, wet or dry, bail,
rain or snow, at twenty minutes to nine 1
met Green mantle, as I called her in my own
thoughts, opposite the old church tower.
Very soon 1 knew her as well as any old
house in the city, or out of it, and could
have described every fold in her dress and
every feature in her 6weet face, but 1 had no
one to describe them to at that lime, and I
am not going to begin now.
1 was a young man of five-and-twtnty
then,but as shamel'ased as a girl; if I fancied
that Green mantle looked in my dircotion, I
colored to my hair, I believe, and hastened
onward ; if she passed without appearing
to notice me, I was miserable for the day.
Gradually I put together a little history
for her, but as it was incorrect except in
two of its laorc insignificant particulars, it
need not be detailed here. She had usually
-a roll ot music with her, eo I knew she
was a governess somewhere, and that was
all I could male out with certainty. I
wanted to know all about her, who she was,
where she lircdywhat relativeS"Ehehad, and
ibore all, I wanted to know her. I had got
to love her before I had exchanged a. word,
ir even a nod, with her. Her face' was the
hirx to all goodness, and I felt that I must
'in or die. If I was as shy as a girl, I was
ery bit as romantic, and I actually upset
JJ file neighbors' equanimity by starting
frjfc my lodgings ten minutes &efbre my
age to tell a lie, and perhaps still leiw could
1 have told thj truth.
One morning Green mantle did not ap
pear, It was at midsummer, and we were
busy with our annual balance sheet ; it was
all but complete, and 1 had to sign it; in
stead of Itiehard Xavlor, I signed, 'Green
mantle," I tore off the corner surreptitious
ly, spilled some ink upun tnc mutilated rem
nant, and toiled far into the night to produce
a clean copy, which 1 had very nearly- sign
ed I'Grecn mantle" again.
For the next week or two I was miserable;
that Green mantle must be cniovine h-r
holiday, I knew well enough ; but it was no
slight privation to find mytelf alone, morn
ing after morning, at the accustomed hour.
1 determined 1 know not what : I would
speak to her ; I composed numberless pretty
jttueo ; one or two irceii ones lor every
day ; I committed them resolutely to memo
ry ; I counted them over as I walked, in the
omce even ; and I made mistakes in the
books ; inj ledger, which no penknife had
ever touched, was disgraced for ever; and
Etui Urecn mantle came not.
It was the middle of August, and I ought
to have started upon my annual journey
.uuic. x Biirttu uui, ana maae no sign
-t icngtn i was ordered off. I was get
ting thin and ill, and my master gaw it, and
iuiu mc to CO into llie country for ten i m
I obeyed in part ; but instead of going into
iuc country i commenced a systematic
search for Green mantle. I questioned
uieryuooy; coaenmen, policemen, porters;
many had scn her but not lately, and none
uncw wncrc sue lived. 1 was pursuing my
eearcu emi anu a wteK ot my leave had
nearly expired, when coining suddenly into
the market place, I saw Green mantle ; 1
was sure it was she, but some carts inter
vened, and before I could reach the spot she
Here was new life, new hope fur mc ! I
spent long hours in the market next day,
with Bowen's spectacles always looking at
me and seeming to ask what 1 did there;
but I was rewarded at last. I saw Green
mantle coming, and pushed towards her
through the crowd. I reached bcr, and
would rave spoken ; it was her mantle, but
the bonnet was different; so was the face
Here was disapinlntmcnt doubly deep ' I
was reckless ; my timidity had flown ; and
I spoke to the girl who wore the mantle I
hat been seeking so long. She was Green
mantle's sister. Green mantle was ill ; bad
been very ill ; but she was better. Oh !
yes, she was getting strong again ; they djd
not live far from there. I was mad, 1 be
lieve, and I fancy the gill thought so. I
bought grapes, oranges, apples, floners, and
I wanted to buy wine for her. I poured my
purchases into the skirt of the green mantle,
and insisted upon seeing it home. I sent
messages of love, sorrow, happiness ; I was
grieved at this and happy at that, miserable
at the other; 1 was eloquent and besides
myself. 1 talked more in the ten minutes
which it took us to go through the market
and to the top of Smithy door than I had
done for months before ; and when I was
dismissed at the door, I stood gazing absent
ly at the old picturesque building which
held nearly all 1 cared lor,until I turned sick
and faint from excess of joy.
I went there in the evening, and knocked
timidly (after many efforts) at the door. The
woman of the house told me Green mantle's
name. "Yes, Miss Walton and her sister
lived there ; Miss Walton had been ill ; but
she was mending nicely ; she would give my
card, would say that 1 had called ; would 1
wait then?" I felt very nervous, but I J
would wait, and in a few moments the sister
came to ae ; urecn mantle bad recognized
me ; Green mantle would sec mc ; would I
walk up stairs?
It was an old fashioned house, and I had
nevci before seen one so charming ; the
stairs were of old oak, wide and spacious; I
sprang up them with alacrity , three flights
were passed, and then, in a large wainscot
ted, poorly furnished room, I lound Green
mantle, pale and propped with pillows, but
with a plearant smile of welcome on bcr
worn, dear face. I could do no more than 1
bad done, she said ; they were well off, they
were rich ; at least they had sufficient to
last them for sometime, but she was glad to
sec mc ; it was like seeing an old friend.
Then Green mantle spoke of books, pictures,
flowers ; led me to mj own subjects and ap
peared to listen with interest. I was elo
quent, I was inspired ; 1 astonished roytcpf
in particular ; but 1 had no time to think of
it then. Her sister told me to go ; Green
mantle was tired ; but I might come again ;
the next day if I choso. I did choose, and I
chose to go fur many a day after. I haunted
the neighborhood of their lodgings; and I
have a particular affection yet for the large
old window near the top of tho most pic
turesque old house in Manchester, that at
the higher end of old Smithy door. From
that window Green mantle has often looked
kindly down at me.
She recovered rapidly ; her sister said that
I was her beet doctor ; and after I liad spok
cn my love, which I did soon, and without
any very extraordinary bungling in doing
so, she told mc bcr plan, simplcstory. Their
father was a tradesman in a distant town ;
they bad been carefully cducatcd.partly with
the idea that they might have to light their
own way ; father and mother bad both died
suddenly, and almost at the same hour, and
there was nc thing left for them but their
piano and some trifling articles of furniture
which their father's creditors had presented
to them. They had an uncle in Manchester
(he was in tho next room, and I must get his
consent) ; so tbey had come here, and Green
mantle bad maintained both her sister and
herself by ber exertions as a governess. She
i.. nt.nnpd hir sister's education too.and
she hoped now that ebo could supply her
P And so Green mantle went, with a radi-
. r ,ii imfls- and I awaited
in fear and tremSlinc, nis mucu
approach. First I beard a great clattrr ol
falling t.Mr. hin merry laugh and a
shuffling of slippered leet, and then the door
opened and Green mantle entered leading by
the hand my old friend of the college Ih
I sprang to him ; I think I should have
liked to kiss him. for hp shook mo warmly
by both hands, muttered something about
being happy good boy, good girl, very good
gin; and men nc joined our banas togcuicr,
and snumcd away to nis duoks again
And tben Green mantle made her conles-
Sbe bad known mc quite as long as 1
CEO. V. k G. C. BENEDICT,
Editort and PripritUn.
FRIDAY MORNING JAN. 11!. 1866.
The British Press ox tiik Pkesihest's
Messace. Tho articles of the English journ
ols on the President s message are written
in a very respectful tone. The London
Times is especially mealy-mouthed. It ad
mits that Kngland furnished more aid to the
rebels than any other power, and thinks that
the passage in the message relating to Eng.
land should be accepted in a friendly spirit.
Tho London Standard thinks that the
message is as moderate and satisfactory as
could be reasonably expected or hoped.
The London Post, the organ of tho Pal
meretonians, says that the message is tcm
pcratonnd statesmanlike. The Ttlegraph.
using almost the same language, says "it is
calm, teinjicrate and statesmanlike," and
"We do not hesitate to declare that, on the
whole, the document reflects the highest credit
upon its self-taught author and upon the people
wbo called him to power; that it furnishes the
world with satisfactory auguries of peace; and
that it illustrates a spirit of manJT, straightfor
ward honesty and fair play, which is infinitely
better than the labored diplomacy of the old
The London Star is gratified at the moder
ate tone in which the President refers to the
claims against England. On the whole, the
English journals put quite as mild an inter
pretation on the passage in which 'he Presi
dent refers to England, as wc in this country
gave to it.
had known ber; indued she thought loner,for
several times she bad passed me while 1 was
looking at my watch ; she saw that 1 was
punctual; the saw that I was fond of books;
she caused that I liked pictures ; she knew
that I liked flowera; he had known my
nam long ince : she knew that ber uncie
The Burlington Stntmel has been paying
considerable attention to the tree Press
lately, which rte fear h chare not sufficiently
recirrocatcd. In its issue of Dec. 20th, al
luding to our refusal to tee in the massacre
of two or three thousand blacks in Jamaica
conclusive proof of the unfitness of the
negro for civilization, the Sentinel says .
" We must request the Free Prett to give ui
some better autboiit; tor its uiertiona than
ifarptru n'tekty, a notoriously untrustworthy
source of information. The truth is, the He
publican papers are now all eagerly busy in
trying to "wmte-wasa tho negro, and make it
aprear that he is at least as good, if not better
than the white man.
Bat "Cuihe's" black skia will now and then
show through, ia ppito f ,
white man to be a white man, and tne negro to
be a negro ; and no human pois er can change
his work in this respect."
The "astcrtiuns" alluded to by our neigh
bor, were abstracts of statements from Eng-
ish sources, Kimt of them official, all au
thentic and worthy of credit. And that
there is something in them, appears to be in
dicated by the suspension of Governor Eyre,
of Jamaica, rending a judicial investigation
into tho, recent transactions on the island.
But it would make no difference to the &n-
tintwhat the authority might be. "Leatninc
nothing, and forgetting nothing," it is deter
mined to sec in a black skin only capabilities
for servitude, none for lrccdotn. Strange it
that in the free air e.f Vermont, and at a
time like this, when even at the South the
better classes arc acknowledwing the rights of
the negro as a man, and giving up Slavery
a9 a relic of bygone barbarism, there should be
found any man clinging still to the old shreds
and ashes of slaTcry and still applying to
any effort to elevate the blacks, the old
slave-holders' slang about "whitewashing
Cuffee." But the Sentinel, havingrgiven its
sympathies to the worst rebels through the
war, still sympathizes with the worst por
tions ol the Southern people, in their hatred
of the negroes. The gray-clad ruffians
wbo on Christmas day chased the black men
through the streets of Aleiandria with pis
tol shots and shouts for Jeff. Davis, who
ducked well nigh to death a negro girl, nnd
broke up with outrageous violence a negro
religious meeting, share with the Sentinel in
the fear lest the negro shall be considered
b.9 good as a white man." They take
their way to keep him under ; the Sentinel
aids them in its way, and to the extent that
it dares. But enough of the Sentinel for
one day. We may notice its last favor to
of the Miasissippi, can scarcely be over-estimat
ed. Since the date of my last, I haye observed
with some interest, in a communication from an
Illinois correspondent of a New York paper, an
expression of anxiety, deeply felt in the Great
West, upon this subject. The following are
brief extracts. He says: "The West never
felt as she docs to-day, the need of a c-esp and
direct transportation to the seaboard. There is
not a farmer or public man, who does not recog
nize the blighting effect of the present system
of freightage on Western agriculture,
tens of thousands of bushels (of grain) have
rotted in the ware-houses, for want of a quick
and sure outlet to the East, the great
Ship Canal is what we need, and what we
mast have, and we ask our friends in the East
to rise above all local interests and join hands
with us to carry out this great project."
The evils experienced from a want of the com
mercial facilities now denied to our Western
friends, are by no means confined to the great
and growing West. They are not without their
effect upon the East. To the former, they re
sult in delar, and a derangement of their trade,
waste of means, and a general discouragement
to their agricultural industry, and to the Utter,
counting a host of consumers, in an enhance
ment of the cost of their bread, and all the
agricultural productions supplied by the West,
and an abridgment of the trade and consump
tion of their manufactures. The acknowleged
principle, that " the law of supply and demand"
mainly controls prices, in the affairs of trade, is
scarcely better established, than that which re
gards the interests of all, whether commercial
cr otherwise, as best promoted, when the means
cf prosperity are most equally distributed
throughout the land.
The immense quantity and bulk ot the sur
plus productions of the great valley of the Mis
sissippi, require for their transportation to a
distant market, the combined adtantagea cf
abundant stowage room, and cheapness and
certainty of movement. This want can be most
perfectly secured by means of a navigable chan
nel adapted to a water cralt of large dimensions.
A navigable channel through natural inters.
from the scaboatd to the Great West, has for
tunately been provided by means of the Great
Lakes, the upper St. Lawrence, and the waters
of Lake Champlain and the Hudson, for the
chief part of this whole distance. These Lakes
and Rivers indicate the line which this great
thoroughfare must occupy to secure the best
route practicable for the desired object. Here
lies the great continuous valley of Nature's
formation, more fivorable than any ether lead
ing inland, from the MUaiippi valley to our
zreat markets upon the Atlantic. The portion
ot the route not now affording ample natural
aatert is short. Upon this portion, however,
with the exception of the narrow space between
the St. Lawrence and Lake Champlain, artificial
oanala already et, tut u.r n too limited
in their dimeoetons for present accommodation.
These canals must be enlarged, and adapted to
a water craft drawing at least 10 feet depth of
to result from this improvement-for bringing fore.' h? tht the twenty-fiftb
into active operation an extensive heme trade
in the purchase and sale, in addition to our own
manufactures, of the various commodities seek
ing a market through this channel and for
their distribution throughout New England, by
means of the Rail Roads reaching out from our
whsrves in every direction requisite for this
purpose. Our advantages regarding all these
commercial interests, would render our city
as you have hitherto justly remarked, the com
mercial Buffalo of New England.
Surely our citizens will not hesitate or delay
in uniting their efforts with those now elsewhere
engaged in the promotion of this important en
terprise. Respectfully ycur friend,
Yemost Static Agkicxltueal Socutv.
This body assembled at Fireman's Hall, Rut
land, on Wednesday, January 3, 1S6G. Hon.
Joseph W. (Alburn, President, in the
The Trcasutt-r rrcscntetl his Annual Re
port, which v-as accepted and adopted.
The following is a summary of the present
condition ol the Treasury :
Funds on hand, $5,523 09
indebtedness, 93 30
Henry Boy n ton of
In behalf of:
0. A. Burton.
J. L. Barstow,
D. B. Buckley.
S. Beach, "
G. W. Beckwith,
0. 1. Blackman,
0. II. BigeJow,
A. L Catlin,
M. B. Catlin,
P. II. Catlin,
0. A. D dee.
L. B. Knglesby,
W. II. Flagg.
J. D. Hatch,
J. W. Ilobart,
J. W. Hicksk,
II. r. Hlckok.
D. D. Howard,
E. A. Jewett,
S. a Kimball,
D. C. Llnsley,
K. C. Locmis.
New IlAursniRE State Convention. The
Republican State Convention at Concord on
the 3d inst. was fully attended and entirely
harmonious. Gov. Smith was renominated
unanimouely by acclamation. The resolu
tions adopted are seven. The first rejoices
at the victorious cloee of the great rebellion;
the second feelingly recognizes the part
Abraham Lincoln bad in the good result :
tho third pays a hearty tribute to the sol
diers of New Hampshire, and resolves that
the fruits of their heroism shall not be lost;
the fourth is against those Southern State
laws which establish forms of involuntary
servitude little Ie6S oppressive than slavery,
and calls on Congress and the President to
see that the ordinance of universal emanci
pation, written in the blood or our brothers
and sons, be not by any subterfuge annull
ed or made of no effect ; the fifth favors de
cided action regarding Mexico in accordance
with the Monroe doctrine ; the sixth ap
proves ot the character and the recent mcs-
san: of Andrew Johnson; ana mo ecvenm
palls for the faithful redemption of the Union
debt, and for economy in State and national
expenditures. The question or negro eul
fragc ia not referred to.
Marblk. The Blancbard quarry at Welt
Hntland. which bas Jain idle for twenty-fivo
years, has been reopened and new develop
ments ol fine, beautiful anu ourauic
a-sienitarankwitbtbo beU quarries m
water, and the new work referred to, now want
ing to connect the St. Lawrence with Lake
Champlain, must I constructed of liko capaci
ty. With these artificial worki.thus completed,
an unbroken cemmunication, which the public
necessities now require, will be supplied, and
there can be little if any hazard in saying, that
by no other route than that of the main valley
indicated, can this great object of the character
described, be accomplished within any reason
But to avoid trenching too much upon jour
space. I can now make further reference only to
thit portion cf this work, which lies west of
our Burlington Harbor, reaching thence to the
yalley of the Great Lakes this embraces the
most important division, whether viewed in ref
erence t the paramount interest of the public,
or that ol our own citizens, and our commerce
with New England. Lookiog over the distance,
being about 1300 miles, following the great
navigable route proposed, from Burlington to
Chicago, the latter being tie most prominent
commercial point in the Great West, and we ob
serve as a prommtnt feature more than seren
eighlht of this distance, already presenting deep
natural uatert, requiring no improvements.
leaving less than 100 miles in the aggregate of
On motion of Dr
Voted, That a committee of five be ap
omted to issue a circular to the wool grow,
era of Vermont, setting forth the interests
of the wool producers of the State, and the
imnortanee of immediately prcsentim; to
Confess the necessity of nrotierlv nrotcct- I W. Austine,
ins them, nnd that tkesaid committee dev isc I S- Adams,
also tie wavs and means for tvin the ex-1 Barnes,
penscs of representing their interest.
The President appointed as a committee
to prcrerc the circular, Henry Clark ot
Poultney, Henry Boynton or Woodstock,
John Gregory of Northfield, Win. R. Sand
ford of Orwell, E. S. Stowell of Cornwall.
On motion of Yktor Wright the constitu
tion was amended so that it title shall read'
"The Vermont State Agricultural Society
nnd Wool Growers' Association."
The following were sp join lid committee
on resolutions ;
Joseph W. Colburn ol Springfield, Henry
Laa of Cornwall, and Henry G. Root, of
Hon. John Gregory, from the cumuittee
on nominations, presented the following report
President. Hon. Joseph W. Colburn of
Vice Presidents, Hon. Henry Keyes of
Newbury.Hon J.Gregory ol NortbSeld, Hen
ry G. Root, Esq., of Bennington, and Hen
, S Worse. -,,. oticiou.,
" Treasurer, J. W. Colburn of Springfield.
Corrceionding Secretary, Henry Boynton
Secretary, Henry Clark of Poultney.
Board of Directors, Hon. Edwin Ham
mond of Middlobury, Hon. E. B. Chase of
Lyndon, Hon. Elijah Clenvcland of Covent
ry, George Campbell, Esq.. of Weotminstcr,
iienry Hayward, Eq., of Clarendon. Hon.
Wm. R. Sandrord, Esq., or Orwell, Wni.
Q. Brown or Fairbaven, Hon. N. B. Safford
or Hartford, Victor Wright r Middlebury,
I Henry B. Kent, Esq., of Dorset, Crosby
Miller, Esq., of Pomfrct, Lawrence Lraincrd
Jr., or St. Allans, and Richard Bradley of
The Report of the Committee was accept
ed, and the Board of Officers rcjurtcd elect
ed. Nathan Cushing of Woodstock, and D. R.
Potter, Esq.. of St. Albans were elected
honorary members of the Society.
Mr. Colburn, from the committee on re-
anniversary ot the wedding day of Dr. and
Mrs. S. W. Thayer, of our city, occurred on
Saturday last. A number of our citizens,
together with Governor Smith, Generals
Washburn, Pitkin and Barstow, Major Aus
tine and others, with whom as Surgeon
General ot the State Dr. Tbaycr has bad in
timatc personal and official relations, bad
hid their heads together in preparation for
the occasion, as shown by the following cor
respondence, wl.ich we are permitted to co
Bcbuxctox, Vt Jan. 6, 1SGC
Dr. Thayer and Mrs. Thayer:
The undersigned, a few of your friends, beg
leave to offer for your acceptance on this auspi
cious occasion of your "silver wedding," the
accompanying service of plate, and watch and
chain, aa mementoes to yourselves of the happy
and useful years that have been passed to your
credit in the " Bock of Time ;" and to us, as
well as to you, not only as slight but earnest
loacns oi tne menusmp and respect with which
we, in common witn our leiiow-citizens or Ver
mont, regard you personally, but of the high
appreciation with which the whole people view
the vigorous, faithful and efficient efforts of Dr.
Thayer to alleviate and remove to tho utmost
the hardships and sufferings of the soldiers of
Vermont, in field and hospital, during the late
rebellion, a work which many widows and or
phans, and all soldiers gratefully remember.and
which will add radiance even to the happy day
when the gliding years shall bring you, (as we
hope,) with added honors and riper years, to
your wedding of gold.
With sentiments of friendsbin and all rood
G. F. Edsicnds,
The Convention is under the chief direction
of Prof. L. O. Emerson, assisted by Mrs. Mia
nie Little, while Prof. Cobb presides at the
piano. Prof. Emerson is, in my numble opinion,
tne right man in the ng ht conduc
tor, teacher, or dnl!-master, he is unsurpassed.
Kind and affable, yet strict and thorough.
Mrs. Little well, come and hear her, and
my highest praise you would consider fit only
for your censure.
Prof. Cobb talks more music from the piano
than I could note, for I listen to his playing
with my mouth as well as eyes and ears wide
inenrst liur pieces of sic red music were
splendid and grew better every time they pass
ed under the pruninz hook of Prof. Emei son.
The fifth and sixth were anthems, " Blessed
be the Lord God of Israel " and " Sing unto
God" and were well executed.
Then came a happy effort of Mrs. Little's,
which was received with tremenduous applause.
It abounded in stiains of pathos and sparkling
gems of mirth the natural execution of her sil
very laugh being rewarded by rounds of ap
Next a greeting to the musical talent was of
fered by Prof J. S. 1). Taylor, of this place, in I
an original poem resplendent with beauty, wit
and sense. Hearty applause interspersed almost
every other line. I fatted several inches on its
poetic tichness, but laughed mcst of the fat off
over its comical burlesques. I must say "welt
done" to the soles forced from Prof. Cobb by
caus from ttie audience. His delineation of
Irish melody was as natural as the brogue itself,
my sides acheyet.
Fifteen pieces were rehearsed, some very dif
ficult ones, and all promised a complete tri
umphsnt success to the Concerts to-morrow and
the evening following.
The Convention dosed Friday evening with
E. W. Peck.
P. S. Peak.
P. P. Pitkin,
L. B. Piatt.
W. R. Peake,
T. S. Peck,
J. 1). Pickering,
B. C. Rowe,
J. Gregory Smith,
A. C. Spear.
B. B. Smalley,
J. A. ShedJ,
F. 0. Sawyer,
F. M. Van Skklen.
P. T. Washburn,
S. II. Witherbee,
J. G. Witherbee,
T. E. Wales,
Mrs. R. W. Frauds,
Mrs. M. C. Wheeler.
a second grand coneert, whieh like the first
urew a iuh audience, itie convention ap
pears to have been a very successful and
pleasant one. Before adjourning resolutions
were passed tendering thanks to Prof. Emcr
S3n, Prof. Cobb and Mrs. Little, to the com
mittee of arrangements, to the citizens of
St. Albans for tbtir hospitality, to the R. R.
companies for their favors, to Mr. Taylor
for his peem.and to the efficient president II.
II. Lyon and Secretary I.M.Tripp of tho
t)B. tiiatib s betlt.
Bcblugtox, Jan. 8, 1S66.
Ta Geo. Edmunds, E. 11". Peek, P. S.
j2rs.'ltvayer"airtrii.iwJba have conferred ucon
ing the twenty.fi flh anniversary of our marriage,
and have afforded us so much pleasure by your
good wishes and cordial greetings ; and by the
munificent gifts bestowed as a token of your
respect and appreciation of the humble services
performed in our efforts to discharge the duties
of our respective positions, we earnestly tender
collectively and individually our sincere thanks
and grateful acknowledgments.
The tad realities of human life, which engross
so much of the physician's time and thought,
are rarely interrupted by occurrences so pleasant
as this; and with a heart full of gratitude to
you all, and to Him, the great disposer of hu
man events, I desire to present you with my
best wishes for your health and happiness, and
fcr a continuance of the blessings which tar
round us all.
I am. my friends.
Sincerely and truly.
Your most ob't Serv't,
Samcel W. Tuateb.
The gifts referred to were a costly gold
watch, ol American manufacture, (by How
ard .t Co., of Roxbury, Mass.) costing $250
and whose value as a time-keeper even sur
passes that of its rich and heavy hunting
case, and costly chain ; and a superb table
industries, and whereas the present prospect fcr
ih n1 of this utanle. with the hich cost of pro-
...,tniTi.iilin tobeiUDDiied upon this en- dncinir. hiuh taxes, scarcity cf farm labor, with
j. ... ! the exorbitant prices me larmer mirn pay wi
re uisiur. i e,otli; 4nJ otllcr necessities for his family, are
To perfect the whole of this part or tne line, i
requires tne long conxempiaieu imiruiciucui .
service of silver-plate of over sixty pieces,
solutions, presented the following preamble procured by Brinsmaid & Hildtetb, at a cost
and resolutions, wbiich were unanimously 0f over $700 comprising a large tea salver
adopted : richly engraved, tea set of six pieces, cle-
Whereas, The wool growing interest is one gant coffee urn, ice pitcher, ealvcr and
of the leading, if not the very first of Vermont Wet, d;nncr anj breakfast castors, a
..... f.VrDti Ihn nrMnt nmtnvi fnr '
past the Falls of Nisgara, or the enlargement
of the Welland Canal, the enlargement also of
the few short canals, (now of too limited cap
acity) along the St. Lawrence, and tne construc
tion of the Champlain and St. Lawrence fcbip
Canal, to connect tie navigable waters of the
St. Lawrence, by the shortest distance practic
able, with those ol onr Lake.
The work at Niagara, partaking of a national
character, may perhaps be accomplished by the
aid of our General Government at an early day.
The Champlain and St Lawrence Ship Canal,
is a work which has long occupied the attention
both cf our Provincial friends, and cf our
citizens of the States, and cannot be much
longer deferred. To the former, we may now
look for renewed efforts, for they cannot fail to
perceive the international benefits in their be
half, now involved in this measure. This link
in the chain would connect with the St. Law-
rence at Beauharnois, situated above Montreal,
and 25 miles distant therefrom, and extend
thence eastward to the navigable waters of the
Lake at St. Johns. Its length by the shortest
route would be 37 miles, and tie lockage 37
feet, descending eastward, thus favoring the
balance of trade which would tend in that direc
tion. The ground intervening is smooth and
regular, presenting no obstacle to enhance the
cost above that of the cheapest of this class of
public works. The mechanical structures would
be few, and their expense confined chiefly to the
lockage, which as will be seen, is small in
amount. The practicability of this work, with
all embraced in the route described, no longer
admits of doubt, but is regarded aa entirely
within the bounds of a reasonable cost.
The local interests of our youthful citf, are
clearly identified to a very important extent,
with its success. Our central position, and
other local circumstances, could not fail to se
cure to us our full share of the manifold benefits
which it would confer upon the entire country,
as well New England as the far West. We want
the flour, the wheat, com and other grains, with
all the productions of western industry, which
would coot, forth In their abuttae from
thenc to supply the duscxnu coniunm
hard in the extreme, and call imperatively for
further protection from foreign importations to
save this important interest from annihilation,
Resolved, That we ask as a right, at the
hands of our government, that the tariff duties
be so revised that wool shall bear an equal pro
tection from foreign competition with the Am
erican wrought fabrics from wool.
Resolved, That the Corresponding Sucretary
be directed to furnish a copy of these resolutions
to each of our Senators and Representatives in
Henry Clark presented the following reso
lutions, which was adopted :
RtioUed, That it is the sense of the Vermont
State Agricultural Society that the reciprocity
treaty between the United States and Canada
should be terminated at the date of the expira
tion ol the notice given, believing that the in
terests of the nation, and especially the produ
cers of the country, demand its immediate
Dr. Henry Boynton introduced the following
resolution, which was adopted :
Whereat. The destruction of sheep by dogs
in the United States is extensive and ereat, and
whereas any means which will prevent this in
road upon our nocks would prove an euecuve
agency in promoting the wool growing interests
of the nation, therefore,
Retolred. That the Vermont State Agricul
tural Society and Wool Growers' Association
deem it of great importance that Congress
should enact a do? law which should extermin
ate this pest to our flocks.
Hon. Edwin Hammond of "Middlebury was
appointed the executive committee to repre
sent the Vermont State Agricultural Society
in the Board of the National n ool urowers-
Henry Claek, Secretary
Good Horse. According to the Record,
I Mr. Robert Bonncr.of the N. Y. Ledger has
i Vww.n in n thi. hnru "- Yannp America.
owned by Mr. Geo. Hall, ol Brattleboro.and
pronounces it the best horse ever owned in
the.Statc. If thisisaoitb a Terr good
horse , and Mr. Bonner doubtless knows
something about Vermont horses. The latn-
ous " Auburn hotso owned by
which ha paid $13,000, and would
230,000 for him, and which he
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i la an xui
dozen each of silver forks, dinner and dessert
knives and nut-picks, pickle castor, revolving
butter dish, byrup-cup, call-bell, Ac. A
number of the Doctor's friends assembled at
his house on Saturday evening to add their
greetings and congratulations to their gifts,
which were by nomcnns confined to those
wc have mentioned. In addition to these a
tabic was covered with beautiful presents,
among which were an elegant wine stand of
silver with bottles and goblets of bohemian
glais. the joint offering of several gentlemen,
a rich solid silver cake dish from Mrs. Dc
Forest of New York, butter dish from Hon.
and Mrs. Portus Baxter, butter dish and
saltcellars lrom the Doctor's Medical clsss,
cake basket from Dr. and Mrs. Carpenter,
silver dollar from C. P. Thayer, nnd a num
ber of spoons, saltcellars, butter knives, Ac,
Ac. ftom others. All present were most
cordially welcomed and hospitably enter
tained by the genial doctor and Mrs. 'lhayer,
and made to feel that the chief value to them
of these beautiful offerings lay in the good
will and respect of which they were the
The St. Albans Musical Convention,
St. Albass, Jan. 3, l&GG.
,Vnr. Editortof the Free Prett:
Allow me to offer a short report of this
evenings rehersal, ?iven by the Western Ver
mont Musical Association, at this place.
At half past sis I found the beauti
ful Academy hall erowded to "over sitting." I
regret to say that many of the masculines (I
will not hazard the word gentletwen) in con
tideration of its being free made very free with
the seats and then took the liberty of occupying
all the front space aa a stamping ground the
ladies were forced into the back ground, where
we imagined they considered the benighted un
gallants very inconvenient to see through.
Jancabt Term, 1S66.
Wm. Adams, rs II. C. A N. B. Flanagan,
eisa of assumpsit against defendants as oe-sure-ties
with ths plaintiff and others upon a pro-
missery note for $300, one half of which was
pax! by the phfntiff; verdict betew for the
plaintiff ; exceptions by the defendant was ar
gued by E. J. Thelps fcr plaintiff and I). Rob
erta for Defendant.
The oase of George Alger rs. Andrew Curry
was argued by E. J. Phelps far plaintiff and E.
R. Hard for defendant. An action of trespass
and trover for a horse and halter taken by the
defendant as censtable and collector oi the town
of Hineiburgb, under a tax bill. The question
of Hinesburgh, in 1S63, fcr the purpose of pay
ing soldiers' bounties.
Edw. S. Weeks rs. Asa T. Bsrron was argued
by H. Billard for the plaintiff, and by Jeremiah
French for the defendant. This was an action
of trover, for a barber s chair, left with
defendent and taken for a debt. The
verdict below was for the plain
tiff, the defendants excepted and petitioned for
new trial, on the ground that the verdict was
against the weight of the evidence.
State v. 23 packages of liquor, L. S. Drew,
claimant, was argued by States Attorney En
glesby for the prosecution and by E. U. Hard
for the claimant. The claimant moved to quash
the whole proceeding, on the ground that the
papers were informal, and alsa claimed that the
evidence given on the trial of the case in the
County Court did not warrant the condemna
tion of the liquor.
Walter Carpenter rt Wm. F. McClure. This
was assumpsit upon a promissory note, the de
fendant pleading the Statute ot Limitations.
The cue was argued by Jeremiah French for
the plaintiff, and by Rodney Lund, oi Montpe-
lier, for tha defendant.
The first cae for hearing to-day was that of
D. A. Smaller " The Troy A Boston Railroad
This was an action of assumpsit for use and
occupation of certain railroad property and
easements at Rutland ; verdict below for plain
tiff; exceptions by defendant ; argued by E. J.
Phelps for plaintiff, and B. F. FifieU of Mont-
pelier for deftndant.
The Court are now listening to the argument
f the first Chancery case set for argument, that
ofFar's and Mech'a Bank rs J. K. Drury A
Missisquoi Bank. Wm. G. Shaw for plaintiffs,
E. R. Hard for defendants.
Decisions were announced in a large number
of divorce cases yesterday afternoon, as follows,
after which the Court was adjourned tine He.
Emeline Carpenter vs. D. J. Carpenter. Pe
tition for divorce. Bill granted for wilful deser
tion. Custody of the children decreed to the
mother. Claim for alimony waived.
John Farrell vs. Catherine i arrelL Petition
for divorce. Bill granted for wilful desertion.
Relief Levanway vs. rrancis t-evanway. re-
tition for divorce. BiU granted for intolerable
severity. Alimony decreed to petitioner as per
agreement on file.
Emma J. Ormsbee vs. Oliver F. Ormsbee.
Petition for divorce. Bill granted for wilful de
sertion, and the petitioner has leave to resume
her maiden name.
Sarah L. Colburne vs. Itoyal Lolburne. men
tion for divorce. Bill granted tor wilful deser
tion, and custody of the child decreed to the
Lucia L. Pinny vs. Franklin B. Pinny. Peti
tion for divorce. BiU granted for wilful deser
tion, and petiuoner bas leave to resume ner
Lewis Paro vs. Phdena Para. Petition for
divorce. Bill granted for adultery.
Pauline II. Cooler vs. Richard B Cooley. pe
tition for divorce continued. Custody of the
child decreed to the mother daring the pendency
Thomas Preston vs. Amelia fa. l'reston. re-
tition fjr divorce. Bill granted for adultery.
Chandler P. Barney vs. Marietta U. uirnt.
n.Vf. 6Uw sAn ti .UmM KLiDiClDU V-
1U4UUU1 WMunwM M ... . ,
tition for divorce. Bill granted for wiitui ae-
sertion. . .
Mary Ann St. Peter vs. Augusius
.... " . r?tv -ta.1 fnw rttMtPrtinn.
The following disposition -was made of casts
remaining on the Docket :
J. A X Blumenthal r. Smith, Brinerd A;
Clark. Lies with the Court.
Solomon Cooley rs Smith, Brainard A CI irk.
Lies with the Court.
C. D. Carpenter r. town of Huntington.
Judgment of the County Court affirmed.
C W. Brownell n. 0. S. Rowe. Discon
tinued without costs.
Wm. Adams . II. a A N. B. Flanagaa.
Lies with the Court.
J. W. Brown r. James Dodds. Discontinue
Geo. Alger ri. Andrew Carney. JuJ,m.r,i
of the County Court affirmed.
Edward S. Weeks . Asa T. Barron. Jud.
State r. 23 packages of liouor. T S n.
claimant. Judgment affirm.,1
Walter Carpenter n. Wm. i. McClure. C
remanded to the County Court, and plaintiff
has leave to amend replication.
A- fcmaney . Troy & Boston It. R r.
Continued to General Term for re-argument.
v. A. smalley rs. E. A. Birchard it al. Con
tinued to General Term for re-argumenL
i. & il. Bank rs. J. K. Drury el al. V
of the Chancellor affirmed.
D. 0. Walker vs. Converse et al. Continued.
A T. Barron vs. E. S. Weeks. Petition dis
missed with costs.
State vs. Geo. Bender. Information filed by
the States Attorney far grand larceny. Defend
ant plead guilty, and was sentenced to pay a
fine of S40 and costs of proseeution.
bout one fourth of Academy Hall was oceu
tho Convention, the staging being well
The Missisgroi Bank Defaulter. Tho
St. Albans Messenger puts Mr. Hubbell's
defalcations at $75,000 or $S0,00O. A
"run" on the bank took place several weeks
ago, caused by whispers of fraud, which
was successfully met, and confidence res
tored by a published card from the directors
stating that so far as they could ascertain
the accounts were correct. Subsequent in
veatigation revealed the true state of the
case. The Messenger savs :
Mr. Hubbell's speculations extend nrp a w
nod of many years. They ire concealed by
false entries, foctings and statements, which
necessitated a careful revision of his accounts
from the commencement of his oonntmn ,tk
the bank. It is estimated that he took away
with him about S25.000. of which S 10,000
was in Government funds.
It is hardly necessary for
confidence in the ultimate rcdemniuin nf tv
bills. Incase no further losses are developed,
which is not probable the securities are am.
ply sufficient for this, and they are given by
men whose honorable character and position in
the community nrecludes any imnnutinn r k,i
failh in the matter.
Mr. H. G. Hubbell is the son of IIV. tr V
Unbbell of Fairfax, well known in this County,
during a practice of the legal profession of over
meaiy years, as a gentleman, who, in every re
lation, is highly esteemed and respected. As
Senator from this County, and as Representa
tive for the town of Fairfax, he has honored
himself as an able and judicious legislator. To
the family connections, to the abandoned wife
and child, this affair brings a suffering beyond
that of death ; ia which affliction they have the
sincere sympathy of numerous friends.
board or ALDERMEH.
Wed.vesdat, Jan. Z.
The Board met at 30 P. M., Alderman
Taft, President pro ten, in the chair.
Present .- AlJermen Appleton, Blodgett,
On motion of Aldermtn Flanagan warrants
were approved for a sum not exceeding SI, 500
for the Poor Department.
The applications for licenses to keep victual
ling saloons, of J. B. Wood, Joseph Langlois,
Chas. II. Hanchet, Rufus P. Tibbitts.E. M. Sut
ton, Ralph Ray, and Simon F. Fitts, were con
sidered and granted. The applications of
Joseph Bacon and Conner A Co. were laid on
The ordinance relating to vehicles was read
twice, amended, and passed in substances as
No vehicle laden with wood, hay, or lum
ber, timber, straw, or other bulky materisl,
shall be left standing in any public highway or
common for the purpose of the contents of inch
vehicle being offered for sale.
The market lot shall hereafter be used and
occupied by such vehicles, the sane to be under
the direction and supervision of the police offl
cers of the city as instructed by the Mayor.
Violations of the ordinance are punishable by
a fine of not less than SI or mere than 20.
The Mayor is authorized to expend a sum not
to exceed S300 in grading said lot and in other
wise improving the same.
A warrant was approved for paying the town
of South Burlington the amount due on the set
tlement made last spring.
On motion of Alderman Dodge the Board ad
journed until Thursday, Jan. 4th, at 7 P. M.
The resolution passed by the Beard of Alder
men in reference to salaries of city officers,
fixed them as follows :
Mayor S-W ; City Clerk, 8130; Clerk of
the Come n Council, S200 ; City Treasurer,
SI0O ; Overseer of the Poor, 6400 ; Chief En
gineer, $100 ( Assessors. Street Commissioners
and Auditors. S-50 per diem for each day's
actual servics. Commission of the City Collec-
lector three per cent, on monies collected. State
School tax for the city sir cents on ths dollar.
he resolution oomes before the Common Coun
cil for action this evening.
Jan. 0, ibt.
Board or Aidirmes met, no quorum pre
sented. Adjourned to Monday next at 7 P. M.
Cut Cornell, met, passed the resolution
adopted by the Board of Aldermen in relation to
salaries, with an amendment, fixing the salary
of the Chief Engin:er, at $o0, instead of $100.
They also passed the resolution below, with an
amendment, reducing the number or copies to
500. The Council then adjourned to Monday
evening next at 7 o'clock.
Joint Resolution in relation to the Publication
of Cily -Documents.
'Retolred by the City Council of the city of
itnrlinrton. That the Committee cn rrinung
be directed to procure the publication ot seven
hundred copies or tne uity leaner yi.5iu
and amended, the proceedings in relation to the
adoption of the same, the settlement between
the city and South Burlington, Mayor Cathns
address, the ordinances now in force (revised by
..i ,,mmittV and the reports of the various
city officers for the year ending Feb. 1st. 18C6."
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PeUtlon for divorce Bdl granted lor aeseruon.
r-.ti. r tkj inven to the mother.
Phebe CWilmarth vs-Heman S. Wilmarth.
Petition for divorce continued.
rii n,mbrlin vs. aouivan x v.ouiu4-
lin. Petition for divorce. Bdl granted fcr in
S Tre vs. Sidney a. Aaiu iturau
ee. Bill granted for adultery. Petitioner
m. hi maiden name.
Bridees vs. tllen F. Bruges, reu-
ivoree. UUl graniiu ujmcij.
Brownell vs. Adelms wrowneiu reu
Wore. Bill granted for adultery.
The Port or Bcrusgtos. Some idea of
the amount of business done at our wharves
may be gained from the fact that the arri
vals of viesela during the season ending
this last November, were ice thousand fict
hundred and sixty-three. They landed hero
among other things 60,000,000 Tcet of lum
bcr and 1,000,000 bushels of grain.
Milto.v. The new church at Milton ii
eo far completed that the basement is used
this winter tor worship. A new bell has
been purchased, and Hon. Joseph Clark baa
generously promised to provido a tower
clock for the edifice.
Rctlaxd bas a akatinspark .in succeaafu
operatian. Burlington ought to " have one,
and will, we expect, another season.