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BUELINGTON, VT FRIDAY MORNING, JAN. 19.1866.
VOL. XXXIV. NEW SERIES VOL. XII.
P o c I r y
l From tbe Trenton Monitor.
i. o n r. oil i; .
iT KATE HCKSTls CKARV.
I am just as lonesome as I can be,
A heart that w heavy and thoughts at sea:
T..e crickets ting load and tfca elaai" lay rnia.
And I sing to my heart this cm refrain
I am just lonesome at I can be
Ob, hoK I wish yon were here with me '
l'ark and gloomy abort ii the sky.
In jtowt blaMa the wind gees by,
And loose little crickets out in the siass
Over it all are chanting high mass ;
And I'm jat as lunis -nic as I rsn be
Oh, how 1 wish you were hen with me !
If yen were here I wouldn't care
Whether n raiurtl or 11 'twere lair.
For the wind that blows, the crickets that sing,
Wouldn't care dr a smgle thing :
But now I am lonesome at I can be
Oh, how I wish you were here with me !
For yen'd get nearer the loader 'twould blow,;
Just to keep the wiod off me, yon know.
And I never could bear to b&ir cricket sing
So I'd just bide my head beneath your wing ;
And we woaldu't be lonesome, no, not we
Oh, how I with yon were here with me !
But it's something to think while the sricket
Of the love which we know an abiding thing,
And thinking I king, bat without the pain, 1
lo my heart the stole one old refrain,
I am just as lonesome as I can be
h, how I wish yon were here with me !
The I.esend ol" l etilrlfel-,
I could not make out precisely what the
man was, whu at bv me after dinner, smok
ing, in the balcony of the little inn at l)um
mereseUtcin , on the Rhine. But 1 was sure
he was a Yankee. He seemed well " posted
up " in all the history and antiquities of
Kbineland. Our conversation turning on
tbe strange tales that attach to tbe many
castle on the rivers.de hight-to I...-ben-, niDg tUemm th mo precipitous'
-tein and Sternfels, and tin towers of the ! bt of Teulellels. It was here that he
I at. of the .Mouse. And of that ruin yon- t wai mwt fun toheeCi;n, lw)VlDf. thoroogh
der, I said, as 1 pointed with the eni ot mv j i mrnhie
ciwr to Teufelfcls, then just catching the, J Alortniglit went ouickly bv. Xo news'
first sight of the rising moon. Of that I w hcard Mademoiselle Adelaide. The1
ruin jonder down the stream, I know no Englishman's companion returned from Ilol- :
legend at all : Murray d.s not mention it.' , latdcn. The two eupt-md students start-
Don t yon. mJecd? Ual now I do : ,j (or SwlUerUnd. Ihi Yankee's irfeasore
a tale that hcl.s any of your old legends all or huti nt61( cU,d him w tbe H4e lime .
to smithereens. And it., true, too. sir;! fnm DlMMBtwdhlllni and the
and that s what cannot be said of most i , i.:. ...v.i ; .k. n '
Had I a mind so to do. I could not repeat
tbe story in the worde of the transalanti
The facts, however, in themselves, are
sufficiently remarkatje. Here is the sum
and substance oi tbem.
Some hi teen years ago the Yankee had
been sojourning as dom , at Duuimeraelstein.
Business, or pleasure, or whatever bis voca
tion in life M.iht be, kept him there for
some days. Ol all the crowd of travtllt rs of
all nations who passed ui auJ down the
river, ooe party attracted wore ot bis notice
than the rest from Ji.e simple fact ol his
seeing tnem again and aghin. these
TO'U? " . ' S".' ,n'r. "T
simeu u. an oiu rreneu g.n e...n, n who
ana aaugnter ae.ra.iy as, passed .mi j us he m
they were to be seen walk.ng through the j ani) tfct ., vhh the i. -street
of jhimniercselsteii). r rum inquiries i . " ,. . ,
made of a man who let donkeys, it was dis- I
covered that monsieur, madauic and made- j
moiselle occupied a diicititi'ive cottage at ,
Schwaebkoptneim, and tiat mademoiselle !
was much addicted to sketching. Hour af-
ter hour she would sic in a boat mooned ill, j
tbe river, or on a point of vantage on the I
bill, and transfer to ber lsok by no means j
contemptible representations of tbe fair
landscape around about. At this time there
was sojjuriiing at Oummercscistein a young
Ki,glisha.an, who had cime with a friend to j
spend the vacation in reading. Ictt by
ins companion alone in the little inn, be be
came by some favoring chance acquainted
with the French family ! tbe neighboring
village. He fished iniJajie-'s poodle out of .
the river, or picked up monsieur's spcctaclee
on the road, or somehow or other, never
mind how, acquired the privilege of saluting
nut only monsieur and m&Jauit-. hut lnadc
moistlle into tbe bargain. And then all
four made a long excursion t jgetber. And
then the Englishman might be seen more
than once walking home late in the evening
to Dommereselstein ht the Scnwachkopt
l,o, m road, at.d it was alleged that be bad
dined with tbe old Frenchman.
On a certain afternoon the fair weather
v.as broken by a very violent storm. It
was all very veil as far as appearances went
from witbin. The river and ibe rock- ami
tbe woods looked sublime enough as tbe
lain biased over tbem, and tbe lightning lit
up their recesses. But it wa very uncom
fortable to endure without. ' As I looked
out oi this self-same balcony,' said the nar
rator, ' I just thought that I'd a long sight
rather be in tban out. 1 could fancy some
folks being nigh sket-red by the glare and
the noise. One flash came right over tbat
old tumble-down Teulelfels over there, and
and I reckoned it must hate been pretty
nigb blow.-d in or blotted up what tbero
was of it to blow. It was aiaaziu' grand ;
and one ot tbe finest advertisements of the
imwct of Providence I've ever seen. If you
could turn on a good thunderstorm here
now, stranger, vou'd Kty it was worth look
ing at, rather.
While the storm was at its higbt, and the
Yankee was congratulating hijisclf upon
being sale and dry in the coOle-roum ol the
inn, be saw tbe "little old Frenchman and
the young Englishman approach the same
welcome asylum, both dripping wet and half
drowned in tbe inciting rain.
' You must of course stay liere with me,'
be beard tbe latter say. " Mademoiselle is
doubtless stfe with tnadamc. Madame will
understand buw it is, and rest assured that
you arc here. I can supi ly you with dry
So the old gentleman sup(t at tbe table
d'hote and retire-d e-arly to rest as peaceful
as possible during a temporary divorce a
men-a ct tboro. -Mid tbe rain rattled and
splashed, and the thunder pealed, and it was
clear enough tbat he bad done very wisely
not to attempt the three miles walk along
the road to the Sebwacbkopfhcitn Ferry.
The morning was iliuid'tss and bright.
The Englishman, and Frenchman apjoired
! jgetber at breakfast, and were talking over
tnc siorm and tbe probable anxieties of
niadame and mademoiselle, when a waiter
entered with a note, which he put in the
bands of tbe Frenchman. As the little gen
tleman glanced at the superscription, he
turned white, and hi- face fell. He tore
i the envelope, read hurriedly through
i-'ttcr. and led Li young companion out
'!.c room. And what did it mean ? Y'ac-
k' should pick up tbe fallen envelope and
r' al an address, written thereon in a trcra
' hug female hand 'Mademoiselle Niboyct,
" 'tti de I huroje, Dummercselstein 7 by
r . .1.1., . I . . . . .( n .. .1
to all posil!e
speed, and clattered out of
. , . , i r in ,na n,rMnnn r, .,hH . 1 . . ,
. ...tu.cu iiueiui.
"hat had hanrcned was. as was after- 1
ward discovered, as folio':: At three '
o'clock on tno previous afternoon, .Madcmoi- 1
eclle Nibjyct had taken leave of Lcr mother
at Setiwachkopfheim, atd started to meet '
'.4 luiuci Hb Lruiuuicrcscisieiu, anu return
ILcnAA .... ,1. 1. Tl . . 1 1 -
r Was detafned with mnniipn, nnrt titt
bev TiTPfri.,l uimninn ,1,. nt.t.1 I. Tl
Estr-- !.(..; , ;,.j,.h r i ..
P'exknt iourncv in wind and wet. Adel.
-- i "c euriniscu, ii snc naa sum red irom
the : ij i i t j
. , iu o iuc iuur uusiesB Oi iuc
a Lulu;, iu tuo moraine sue
. - mw uutv to uu uiuzuier. buu
j trembled with dread. Adelaide bad left
j i'sh .vaebkopf .iciui tbe previous evening.
I bi.e had never arrived at numracrcclstein.
Wi at had Iconic or her?
Her disantiearance was cause, ot course.
of terrible excitement. At first it was
thought that she might have sought shelter
from the tempest in one ol the cot Uses that
stand by the roadside. But inquiry dispel-
led this nope. On the morning U-foie the
storm, she had made an agreement with her
father to walk to meet him in Duininerosel-
stein late in the afternoon. At about 3
o'clock, accordibs to Madame Niboyet, she
had donned her bat and mantle, had said,
My little mother, I shall be in delav for
my lather, if I do not hasten myself," and
bad net out with a very joyous face and gait.
Jiacuune remarked, that she had her sketch'
book under her arm, and wondered at this,
because she uouU have lirohablv no orror-
tunity to use it. This wan the last that had
been seen ol her. Ibe cottagers along the
road declan d that tbry had not situ tbe
in loom- girl go by ; but itiat they had not
watc eil the path ; the storm kept them
clow indoors. Messengers wire sent down
the river almost as far as the Seven Moun
tains, to see if any eorjise bad been washed
on shore, or any scrape of clothing been
found that migbt give indications oi poor
Adelaide s late, Etcn bad no reward? been
olKred.the search would not have been hearty
ana care-lul. lor evcrvooay tutu lieen mora or
K- captivated by the young Frenchwoman's
winning ways, liut m S.:t ol money, and
m spite of lo-'king, .ltd in spite ol lore,
nothing was achieved except failure. Nothing
could be diacuteril. The old latbir trudged
backwards and forwards, and uSered sums
that would have Uen a little fortune to any
of the Ithine land jieasautry Tbe sotrow
ing mother was not seen, but everybody felt
for her woe, and everybody would have
given much to bring back the lost girl, and
with ber the ht happiness. The young
Englishman was (peculiarly miserable. And
it was now remarked that be did not aid,
though be taid nothing to discourage, tbe
carelul examination of the ground between
his own and the French folks' dwelling.
Behind Schwacbkotifiieim there is a little
in ... l..ii i t, . ,
seldorf boa:, be saw, he said, tbe bent and '
broken down figure of Monsieur and Ma
dame Xiboyct heljed into tbe coupe of the
diligence, their laces the very pictures of
grief and des. lation tbe little group of
loungers round tbe starting vehicle standing
4 Well,' said 1, this a very melancholy
story but what has it to do with Teuiclfels?
You promised me r. legend of tlse rain,
and beyond the tact ol your having seen it
in a thunder-t jrui, yju have said nothing
aboiit it Bnt was air, thins cvr heard el
liuc-s you U bear it all
n time, sir, if !
You'll wait till I've done.
But my throat ;
ir ju,t eatawampouwlv dried up with talking.
Some five Years alter the ftmti iti. re- '
eounted. my" friend, it would seem, was at I
I)ummerecl:e-in again, and, of course, at ,
tbe II jtel de l'Europe. lie saw one morning '
at breakfast, an Englishman, whose taer be 1
though: was familiar to bun, seated by the '
side of a charming young lady, 'jbrtously 1
and manitcstly bis bride.
Out the: e stranger, that wouldn't be a ,
legend, would it .''
t'o. Adeliide was dark. The present ,
young woman was fair. But it was Adel
aide's young Englishman, travelling on bis
welding tour. And be seemed to ho a per- i
son ia prosperous circumstances, for there .
Af btnkiji the Ua. retired, tbe Yankee
was a carnacv, and a Courier, and a maid
accosted ber lord. lie recalled tbe circumstan. ' vd, the lonner. His tucory was tnat Jiade
ccs which bad occurred when tbey were inoiselle .Xiboyet had gone to meet her Ion r
last sojourning together under the same itaif. on tbe wooded bill ; that finding be did Uvt
He begged to inquire whether the English- ! come, bc bad H-anderett on to I'culellcls,
man had heard anything of the lost girl, or I peruana allured by the manifest beauty ol
of her unfortunate jwrents. itb regard to i the view to be seen thcucc perhaps to be
Madcmoi-clle Adelaide, tbe Englishman was piqued at the Englishman's unpunctuaillty.
just going to put tbe same question to him.
Monsieur and .Madame .Niboyct, the raiglish
mau bad beard on unimpeachable authority,
were both dead. The old gentleamn had
survived the calamity about a year; his
wife lineered in solitude for a lew months
longer, aod 'ben died too. Here the maid I
bruuffht a messace to her master, and retir- i
cd. The bride, it apiicared, was tired with
her journey, and proposed to rest in ber
apartment lor that morning. The Yankee
was projecting, be said, a walk to Schwaeh
koptheiui, and proposed that tbe English
man should accompany him. This latter, it
appeared, had already been once to tbe scene
ol tbe mysterious disappearance in the in
terval between his departure with bis fellow
student and his return with bio bride. An
lrresistable impulse attracted him to the
fatal spot, and though lie was tenderly at
tached to his new wife, he could not pass
the place in which were enshrined the mem
ories of an e-arly and ULfortunate attach
ment, without having to make new inquiries
touching the still unknown fate of its hap
less object, lie was glad that bis wife was
indisposed to walk out on tbat particular
morning, for be bad said nothing to ber
about tlic old love, and her presence would
only embarrass his movements.
The Ytnkee now leirncd, what he bad
not known before, tbat on the day of tbe
storm, it liad been arranged between Adel
aide and the Englishman, that she should
start, as though going to meet her father in
Duinmereselstien, but should betake herself
to tbe wooded knoll behind Schwacekoi f
heiiu, and there- meet him, who bad now
declared himself her lover. The other party
to this contract had been unable to keep
bis promise, for he bad fallen in by cbanco
with Monsieur Kiboyct, and that gentleman
had held him fast, and insisted on bis walk
ing home witn Adelaide' to dinner. Then
came the storm. Adeliide, the Englishman
bad thought, as ber lather thought, m..st be
sale with Madame. the letter ol the
morning dispelled the illusion It was at
least clear why the Engli-hman had search
ed more diligently through tbe copses bc-hindSL-hwaciikuplbeiin,
than on the high
road to Dummeicselstcin.
The Yankee nnd his companion wandered
over the old ground, and talked over the old
I searched,' the Englishman said, 'every
bit 1 this cround, for the elightc.-t trace
of her having been here, and found nothing.
The Yankee tten proposed that, lor the
sake of tbe vicw.thcy should clam'-cr up the
higbt ol Te'uftlfels Halt an hour's scram
ble brought them over the gully, and up to
tbe very base of the ruined tow cr. Many
masses of iaaonrv were lying around
showing tbat once" tbe castle bad been es
capacious as it was strong. Now only one
tower remained, and into tbat there seemed
no means of access. There was a great rift
in tbe wall some twelve or fifteen feet above I
. . .
luc cround but nnl.,n .W,.l.,- rMi-n it.
Part of a wall Kr-mi ,n ,ra u m
the base of this oicnin- ., iitni nnw
thrown down. Marks in the tower indicat- I
cd where the party wall had met it, and tho ,
ground was littered by the fallen blocks of !
etuue. iuc nutL-uiuicio were uent on CI-
. I . ,,JJ.n iti,.... C . 1
snerlinf thi-t nhoiit a week altps AH.1.M. !
. ilwT-f f A, TrT9 n(V flTirl tlitnlrln,. .I... '
if it bad been less difficult of access, and she
could have got into it, it might bare affjrd
ed her shelter from tbe storm.
At list tbe Yankee and bis comrade hit
cn an expedient for making an entry. Tbey
conveyed with some exertion two long-felled
pinc trunks, that were lvine not many I
ithes. It was 1 yards off, to tbe foot of the tower, and sac- come back with tbe right spirit and pur
Niboyet pert eecded in propping tbem in such a way pose, we should bo quite as much rejoiced as
again't the masonry, that a skillful gymnast I they to sec them relieved from all that sub
might reach the aperture in tbe wall Some- j mission to the national authorities, which
bun or other they both succeeded in clim- ' tbey rc.-anl as so troublesome and annoying.
bcring up to the ledge formed in the thick
wan ol the ohl tower, iuc floor inside tney
i fbuDd to be nearly on a level with the clelt
I through rchieii they lad entered. They
j turned round on achieving the ascent, to
' survey the glorious pro?!ct before them,
Then they lth stepped down on the heads
of stones that formed a floor,
Why did the Englishman etait back with
f sudden gesture of borroi as they passed
; into t.ic cavernous interior of the ruin? At ,
! what did he point in such horror stricken
. sHence .' Can there be a doubt .' ;
Half concealed by a fragment of moss
covered stone, half sheltered by an arched
recess in the wall, lay a whitening skeleton.
j Round it were still some crumbling I rag-
' nsents of clothing. Long black
.railed from the staring skull
Bjth discoverers g.ized sometime without
uttering a word, fhc Yankee was the first
to break tbe sjtfil, and to observe, that now
one mystery was a mystery no longer.
Adelaide Niboyet had evidently met her
death in the tower of I Teuiclfels. Hut how
had tbe got there? And by what hard case
was it that nne had heard the cried by
which doubtlessly she sought to attract at
tention ? The Englishman made no reply,
; but still gazid moodily on tho corpse; and
i a"v uu;ui uu iuum uiusv tmirecv
ly where on the small bjne ot what was
once an agile linger, there still sbonc a lit
tle hoop ot gold. The Yankee was bent on
discovering something that might give some
clue to tbe unravelling of the further mys
tery ef tbe existence of the skeleton in such
a place. 1'iesently he iounccdou a treasure
lying in a narrow cleft ol the wall, close by
the dead girl's right hand. This was the
skeleh-buuk. Stoutly bound in sound leath
er, and protected Imui the weather by tbe
shelter ol the stone, it was stilt but little
injured. At tight of it, the Englishman
looked up, and with a white face, a trem
bling lip, turned to aid in its examination.
It wa4 of large size, and contained mauy
sheets of drawing paper some of them
showing signs of the more than common tste
and ability of the owner. One ot these lat
ter fixed the attention of the discoverer in
a moment. It wns the outline of a drawing
of the scene Irom tbe opening in tbe tower.
Scbuachkopihcitn lay below in tbe fore
ground. Uummeieselstcin was just dashed
u the background. 'Ibe coloring had not
yet been begun. The Knglishman took it
out of his companion's band, and gazed at it
with a sorrowful interest. The American
then saw tbat there was writing on tbe
other side. Yes ; on the haak ot tbe
draw ing tbe poor girl, whose I woes were
bleaching there, bad written her last will
and wishes, and the brief recital of bow it
was tbat she lay there dying. Tbe Yankee
declared be cjuld re member almost tbe ex- ;
act words, but gave me the sense in bis own
' 1 bave climbed up here to skei.-b,' the ,
dead girl said. 'A storm has come on. The
lightning bad struck the tower. Ibe wall
which made a sort ot staircase for my ascent
i broccn down. 1 could not get out. ,
When I suw what bad happened. I came
Lack into tbe tower, and sat uown closj un- '
dor the wall to seek slielter from the rain.
A stone- from tbe top ol (be wall fell on me.
and struck me down. Then I must have
been insensitde tor some time. ben I
awoke again it was dark.
ami wet. 1 cjuld but
1 was very cold
move tor pain. I
have been insensible aaam. ben I opeu-
eJ "T eyes again it was light. I have just
strength to write this. I Hunk 1 am going
to die. God and tbe Holy Marv have pity
on me. Adieu ! mv fattier an4 my mother.
Adieu ! monsieur (bete there was no
name ) The very unhappy A. N.'
Below this was written ag un, ' I suffer
much, night is eomiiig uain. A.'
Near the bones were lying the tin box in
which Mademoiselle Niouyet's colors had i
been packed, her watch, some trinkets,
ana a lew Coins. On closer examination, it
was discovered that tbe left thigh-bone of
ti.e skeleton was broken. Old tnis ilfu i
trate Adelaide's Ijeing struck down by tbe
since death ? Probably, tue Yankee surinis
laUcn st joe-.' KJr bad it Dcen iraeturcd
sue bad mounted the steps made ny the
' ruined walls probably with little difficulty,
i and bad set livrsell to work at ber skelv'h.
- Tbe tower was struck soon utter its com
mencement. S'ae saw ber hope of return
! cut off. While endeavoring to get cover
Irom the rain, she had been dangerously
hurt bv a btliint: stone, ft she bad cried
no one had becu near to bear. She lay,
probably unable to c awl up tbe opening m
tnc wall, knowing that now that the stones
by which she ascended were thrown down,
no one would dream of tecking for ber in a
place almost inaccessible to two strong men.
So she died. What agonies she had cndurid
would never bv revealed in detail. But it
might burly be hoped that the injury and
exiusure sue had sustained had so fur acce
lerated ber dissolution as to spare her the
worst jangs ot famine
The two travellers returned pensive and
aw el, to make tbe necessary communication
to the authorities ol Dummereeelstein, The
Englishman started on the very night of the
discovery lor Coblents, and the Yaukie had
never seen him since.
And that, said my friend, is tbe Legend
of Te-ultllcls, and ifjou know any sadder or
strungcr in your poetry books or guide
books, I'm whipped aiid tbat's what no ci
tizen ol the great United States of America
ever was or ever will be, if he can help it.
Good night, stranger !'
Xortii and Soctii. Wc cordially tub-
scribe to the following justnnd calm words
ef tbe I'nridcnct Journal.
However inadequate may be tbe informa
tion wbicb the north has respecting the
south, wc are confident that many of the
southerners gravely misapprehend the feel
ings and views of the north. They say tbat
wc with the exultation and spirit ol con
quering tyrants dc-irc to bold them in siib-
r . I . r : .: .
jeetion for the pleasure of dominating over
them, and ruling their Stateu as subject ;
provinces ; that we care lar more lor the !
blacks than we do fur tbe whites, and that
wc are disposed to uithold indefinitely from ,
the former the rights which tlong to tbem.
Now nothing could be farther from the truth
than tbis. Ve do not believe there is a
rune man in all the north who would not
rejoice if the suuthcrn States were fully re
stored to their place in the L'nion, provided
the interests of national and republican lib
erty were secured. For the hundredth time
wc assure our southern friends that wc in
the north not only have no desire to attend
to their affairs, but should be delighted to bo
well rid of the task. We arc not only be
lievers in the American Fystem of govern
ment, but we arc passionately attached to
it. We do most earnestly long to see every
State in its place, administering its affairs
with equity, wisdom and enterprise, and iu
everv wav fulfiilinz its lush functions as a
member of this glorious Union. But we
should De recreant to our uaiics m iuai
Union, if wc did not take care tbat those
States which madly strove to break away
from it and to dash it in pieces, should begin
their new career in conformity with that
spirit of freedom which is tic very life and
soul oi American itcimuiituuisui. i.-. mc
l ...I Hn.. 1 . I, ,U., ,l,nt. rM-.tMa
an. rpmiilntnl. nnd that there is t3 beat
I,a C.,,,1, C1. Irrwlnm fns th n!fllV msn BH
well as for the white as prevails at the
North, and there wm bo no delay about re
construction. Wc want to sec them back,
in their old place. But wo want first to sec
the croofs tbat they arc fitted to resume that
place without detriment to the cause of Ilb-
crty and tbe national harmony. If tbey
V. A. G. G. UC.VKUICT,
Ziitotl and PrfFTutert,
FIUDAY MOBNING JAN. 19. 1S6.
KNCIj.YNI) AX!) AMi:iMCA.
The correspondence between our minister
to England, lion. Cbarlts Francis Adams,
and the Karl of Clarendon, successor to Karl
Russell as Secretary of Foreign Affairs for
Great Britain, on tbe case of tbe Shenan
doah, and of tbe Anglo-confederate cruisers,
' generally, which has just appeared, does
not differ, in its essential characteristics,
from tbe previous communication" between
Mr. Adams and Karl Busscl, and falls not a
whit Mow tbem in interest. Mr. Adstus I
prise-ss tbe British in witter with the fact !
that a portion of tbe crew of the Alabama. !
improterlv rescued by an Knglish yacht
from capture by the Kearstirge, was at once
shipped cn British ground, to make up the
ctew of another cruiser, a British ship, the
Spa Kicff sailing under a British flag and to
meet another British vessel, the Laurel,
loaded with military stores, at a point near
the island of Madeira, where the nrms,
munitions, itc., were transferred to the
&ea A'mtf, whose commander then made the
vessel over to a person acting fur the coi
federacv, at the same time making known
the future t urpote of the vessel, and invit
ing the crew to join in tbe cxpeditiot'. Mr. I
Adatns oet on to av
' Grsat Briton! iB successor to the destroyed
- corsair, now assuming tbe name of tbe ishtnmn- ,
doak, theugh iu no other respect changing its
I British character, addressed itself at once to tbe
work for which it had been itttined. At no
, time in ber late career bas she ever reached a
port of the country which her Commander ha;
i mended to represent. At no instaat h is she !
earned any national cbararteristie other tbrra
tbat with which she started frou. Great BriMtn.
She has thus far roamed over tbe ocean receiv
ing her sole protection sgaiost the eosMqaences
of the most piratical acts from the gift of a
nominal title which Great Britain first bestowed
npoo her contriver", and then recognised as
legitimatizing their successful fraud."
This vessel, while its character was null
known, received supplies freely at British
j-orts in Australia, and then was able to .
continues itsdepredations on our commerce,
for m -iitl,s after tbe power ol the rebel on- .
fedcraey had eollajaed. r'avs Mr. Adams :
This enterprise seems to have been the last
of tbe s-ries coneeiveJ, planned, and executed
excloViteZy wttain the limits of this kingdom. It
emauated from persons established here since the
beginning cf tbe war as ajeats of the rebel
auiborrtH-s, who have been more effectively em
ployed in the direct "on an-1 superintendence of t
hostile operations than if they hid ben situated
ia Hiebmond itself. Ia other word", so far as
the naval branch of warfare is Concerned, the ,
real bureau was fixed at Liverpool, ami not in (
tbe United States Tbe vessrls were constructed
or purchased, tbe searaea enlisted, the arma- '
meot obtained, tbe supplies of every kind pro
cured, the cruises projected, and the ofnscis
and men regularly paid here. In other words,
all the war made on the ocean has been made j
from Enirlan-1 a the suniDC poinL I have bad
tbe bonir to furnish from time to time to your ;
UUMipevi,oceoi ine uieeoneius.Te cnar-j
acrer itacaingmcw oi tncc pviois, a
even designated the chief individuals to whom
the supreme direction of the operations had
I hiorv a ease of more fl.tr.nt and systematic
iumni .n.) Remaiie I
I nKi.dt ,,r thj. ntttr1ft-
ity ef a country by a bel- !
I--- . ' - - ,
' ligerent J
Tbe sam and substance of the replies of
tbe British minister is, tbat the British gov-
i ernment did all its existing municipal laws J
' required oi putborizvd it to do, and that it j
j was uoder no obligation to get up new laws j
' tu meet tbe emergency : moreover if new J
) laws had been made, ways might have been .
; found out for fiustrating tbem by persons j
t so dispjeeJ.
I Mr. Adams replies to this view of tbe j
matter witb crcat effect ; and no less so
I to tbe attempt of the British minister to
find a justification in tbe conduct of tbe I.
S. government towards Portugal in the fore
part of tbe present century. Independent
of an important jiScrence between the two
eases at the outset, Mr. Adams shows that
tbe representation" of tbe Portuguese gov
crnmcnt of tbe insufficiency of our laws to j
maintain our neutrality, were met oy
a speedy acknowledgment on the part of our
Government, and that our laws were altered
,1,- , .v-fiwannroral of
" " ; .
the l'ortuguese .licister ana ni t csumooy
to their salutary tendency.
The correspondence on this subject ap
pears to have come to an end for the pro
sent in the declinature of our Government !
in Mr. Adams' note of Nov. 21, 1305, to
accede to the proposition fur n joint commis
sion to adjust claim, excluding all tbose
which our Government makes on account of
the depredations ol the Alabama and the
Shenandoah. A joint commission, which
was debarred from considering tbe princijel
claim of one of the parties, would be an
odd commission indeed. Karl Clarendon,
Dec. 2J, says further discussion might pro
duce irritation between two nations which
on every account ought to be on the most
friendly terms : and reiterates the assertion
that " the I!ritih Government has steadily
and honestly discharged all the duties in
cumbent on them
, , . ,
ns a neutral power and
have never deviated from the obligations
imposed on tnem by international law."
Earl Clarendon may be certain that be will
find but a very small portion of the Ameri
can people to agree with him in that decla
ration. Of course nobody of good sense
thinks it best to rush into a war with Great j
Britain on account of the damages done us
bv the Alabama and the Shenandoch ; but
that considering all things Great Britain is
equitably bound to pay for them, we believe
to bo an unalterable opinion among our
people ; and further more, the sentiment is
just as deeply seated that if she persistently
refuses tbem. the time will come on some
occasion when (as is done sjmetitnes be-,
tween individuals where there is
redress for an injury,) the pay
taken out of her hide."
t"....-- TlriT,, Tr Mi-,.-, brn I
Jr., of Danville Vt. froze to death last Sun
day morning, while traveling from Cabot to
Danville Green. Tbe Lyndon Union says
be was cold wben he left Cabot, and bad a
very slow borso to drive, that be called at a
bouso to warm, and died in fifteen minutes
after be got before the fire.
The Burlington Sentinel undertakes to
charge the Fan Parsj with taking " the
anti-Johnton side" in the controversy be
tween the President and Congress which it
asiumcs to have commenced, acd represents
ua as maintaining that "President Johnson's
policy ol present restoration most be set
We do not happen to sec the ease just in
the sirae light with our democratic neigh
bor. And in the first place we tec no conflict
between the President and his party. Xor
do wc believe tbat wc sha.l tee one. W'c
should certainly deeply deplore one, lor
the good of both president, patty and
country. Tbe wish for such a conflict is
simply father to the tbouj ht, with tbe de
mocratic press. As to opposing the Presi
dent, what bas the Free Pess done ? Yic
bave simply called on Congress to do its duty
wftli reference to the points, which Pres
ident Johnson says belong tu Congress to
settle. The President, we doubt not, bai
done what he believes to be his duty in bis
sphere. Yc may not, with what evidence
is before us, be able to draw as favorable
conclusions as to the condition of affairs and
public sentiment at the South, as he has
done. W'c arc glad, however, tbat with the
much wider view from bis high position, tbo
President can see that which warrant- him
in remitting to the late rebel States tbe con
trol of their State aflairs. But bis course
relieves Congress ot none ot its icsponsibil
ty. It is its duty to require and secure such
guarantees from tbe Sooth as shall a'-ure
the integrity of the Nation and tbe true
afety and prosperity of South and North
alike. And that is all wc ask of our legis-
i tors. Wc would have them take no thought
ct of veuge-awr. Having fought for
four years to keep tbe Southerners in tbe
Union, we propose to live with tbem in the
Cnion hereafter, and would do it in har
mony and true unity. But the cost of
tbe war has been too terrible in blood and
treasure, to allow us to tbrow away tbe full
attainment of the great objets of the war,
when tbey lie in our band'. How far the
Sinlinel would go in i's symi-atby with tbe
reconstructed rebels we do not know. Per bats
it would be ghd to sec the freedmen practi
cally returned to slavery ; tbe rebel debt
assumed by tho Southern Stater-, if not by
tbe Country : tbe old reign of terror fur
Yankees " at the South revived ; tbe old
hatred and antai ooi-ms maintained, and tbe
late rebel Sutcs put into position again to
wage war on tbe government a soon as tbey
have somexvhat recovered ftom their exhaus
tion. But if not, ran it tell us bow there j
are to be surelv guarded against, if the late
rebel States are at once and unconditionally
restored to their full place and power?
Congress bas tbe riyAr to stipulate tbe con
ditions of re-admission, and it must exercise
It. Wc would not have then bard or op
pressive, we only want tbem svrt.
Tbe ScntMer $ chuckling over
pectire snaking of ' the rod of
patronage" over the beads of tbe
cans in Congress, is hardly of consequence
to notice. Oarneiehbur would
delighted to see
the president brib-
j0 members of Cannes to
eonvictwns of duty, or driving toem rod '
ntwn of duty, or driving toem
band like a herd ol cattle ; but it will be I
disappointed in this, as it has been in some
otDer th,Dcs There is likely to be no new
disposition of " executive patronage " for
j benefit, in any ease. Mr. Johnson has
Mj,i tDu be did not know s- the Bible
cvinatanded him to do anytbing Init srajr for
jhlWe WDOJ have despitcfully ssed him !"
. hlTe to. QVasocralie papers.big and little;
nd tbey mutt await tbe bad and we trust
Mr distant day wbicb shall again pot in tbe
presidential chair cone democratic Pierce or
Buchanan, for s new deal of '
tronage," in their behalf.
From the circular of the New York Com
mercial Agency of K. G. Dsvis A Co., tbe
following exhibit is derived of tbe mercan
tile failures in the total northern States for
the last right years :
ISoT 1.257 $265,513,000
1S5S-59-C0, (aver.) 2,035 (aver.)62,220,740
l.'aTt a? n-S - is-r I a -six
Ihti'J 1,652 23,040,300
1S63-'01 (average) 502 (average) S.213,100
1SW :30 1T,6'J5,U00
In ISfio, the ivilures being about tbe same
as in each of the two previous years, the
liabilities were more thin double. Three
fourths of the whole were in the large cities,
and many of the heaviest failures were more
the result ol wild and reckless speculations
or fraud, than of ordinary reverses in busi
ness. Considering all thing", the general
solidity of the mercantile community is re
markable and gratifying. The general crash
which birds of ill omen have been croaking
about, as near at band, ever since the war
began, bas nut come. If tne general pru
dence in regard to commercial credits, which
was begun as soan as the war had fairly as
sumed its large proportions, is continued ;
if extravagant speculations are kept down,
if the production of the country continues as
great as it has been (and probably it will
be much larger) ; and if a moderate but
steady reduction of the currency and public
debt can be secured, there is no special rea
son to expect a commercial revolution in the
next five years, or even in a much longer
period. Ciinfidcnco in tbe national ability
to meet all its cngsgemsnte if only reason-
able prudence and economy prevail is urn-
versal. Tbat being maintained and moder
ation and prudence, instead of extravagance
and imprudence, made tbe rule among the
people, and all will be well in tbe future.
Mr. Woodbkidge of Vermont voted witb
I ve. i? i -..j r. a .i u
, . .. .
t'0n ac0I1'c- kj tne House, declaring tbat
the military forces of the Government ought
not to be withdrawn from the rebel States
?i L . ii n r,
unin ine two nouses oi ivongress snail
bare asc.Ttained and decltred their further
Hard Cast. The Bennington Banner
tells of a girl of 14, of weak intellect, wbo
stayed into the woods in Pownal a few days
ago and was found starred to death. Her
brother, a lid, died In the State prison in
W Indoor, the other day.
The Case of Jefferson Davis.
The President sent to the Senate on tbe
10th a message in response to a call of that
body upon him for information in reference
to the case of JcO'. Davis, enclosing a com
munication from Secretary Stanton, which
places upon Chief Justice Chase, the re
sponsibility for the delay in bringing Davis
to trial. The Secretary's communication is
as follows :
Wab BEPaaiMEXT. Jan. 1.
Sir : I annex Senate resolution passed Dec.
-1st, 1SG5, referred to me by you for report.and
have tbe honor to state :
First. Tint Jefferson Divis w captured by
U. S. troops in the State of Georgia, on or about
the tenth day of May. lS'Jo, and bj order of this
department i s been and now is confined in
Fortress Men rce, to abide such action a may
be taken by the proper authorities of the V. S.
Second. That he bas not been arraigned upon
any indictment or formal charge of crime, but
bas been indicted for tbe crime of high treason
by the Grand Jury of the lMstrict of Columbia,
which indictment is now pending in the Su
preme Court of said Bistnet. He is also
charged with tbe crime of inciting tbe assassin
ation of Abraham Lincoln, and with the mur
der of Union prisoners of war by starvation and
other barbarous and cruel treatment towards
Third, Tbe President deeming it expedient
tbat Jefferson Bavis should be first put upon bis
trial, befure a competent court of jury, for the
crime of treason, be was advised by the law of
ficers of the Government that (he most proper
place fur such trial was in tbe State of Virginia.
That State is within the judicial circuit assigned
to the Chief Justice of tbe Supreme Court, who
bas held no court there since the apprehension
of Ikavis, and who declines, fur an indefinite peri
od, to bold any court there. Tbe mailers above
stated, are, so far as I am informed, the reasons
fur holding Jefferson Bavis in confinement and
why he it not brought to trial.
Fourth, Besides Jefferson Bavis, tbe following
persons, a bo acted as officers of the rebel gov-
ment are ienj n"oned. to wit: Clement C.
City, at Fortress Monroe, charged with, among
other things, with treason, with compheny
tbe murder of Mr. Lincoln, and with organisms
bands or pirates, robbers and murderers in , ' . ,, , "r . ."v;-"i ,
Canada, tu b rn cities and ravage commerce i . Mr' ",u?. (reP ) T- 0&reJ :oItt
an.1 coasts of loval States, on the British fron tjon declarng that the prevkos otsmtion was
tier. D. I. Yulee at Fort ula.ki .charged with l'gnl as a means oi a reasonable debate and
treason, while hohliDS a seat in tbe Senate of ! for ,fce snf-press'ca thereof, and a
the Imted ."late?, and oloui to otrture forts I "C"1 fur 'h pablw mtstsato ami the
and arsenals of the United Sutes. and with in
eit'ns war against tbe Government of tbe Unit
R. Matlory is at Foit Lafavetle. ckanred
with treason ami with organizing and setting oo
foot piratical expeditions agtinst United States
commerce ana manse oo toe sign seas, uiner
officers of the so called Confederate gosetnmeut
who where arrested and imprisoned have been
released on parole, to shut the acooa f !
Govtrnmenl in reference to their proeecotioi.
n ml trial fr tho alLoo.! rAinM ah tti ann i.
are G. A. Trtnhoim, See. of the Treasury; John
A. Campbell, Asst. Sec. of Mar: James A. Srd-
den. See. of War; John H. Resgan.Postmaster
General; K. M. f. Hunter, Senator; Abxaodtr
II. Steseca. Vtea-Prarideat. and sundry other
persons of less note.
Sec. of War.
Wht Jrri'. Darts is notThub. Attomr
General Speed in his opinion, transmitted
by tbe President to Coogresi say :
" I have ever thought that trials for high
treason cannot be bad before a military tribu
nal. Tbe civil cool Is have alone jurisdiction of
ta it crime The question lien arises, where
awl when most the trials thereof be hail In
tbttt clause of the Coostitu lien mentioned in the
resolution of the Senate it is plainly written
tbey matt be held in the State and district
wherein the crime shall nave been eonuniitsd.
I know man persons of learning and ability
entertain the opinion that tbe Commander-in-Chief
of the rebel armies should be rewarded as
eanatitntiiitiflllT nrnt with all lit iiomrnm
who prosecuted hostilities and made raids upon
tne nortaern and southern norders ol toe loyal
States. This doctrme of oORWroctiee presence
carried out to its logical consequences would
make all who have been with the rebel armies
liable to trial in say State and district into
which any portion of those armies had made the
slightest incursion. Not being persuaded of the J
correct nesi ol that opinion, but regarding the
doctrine mentiooeil as ol doubtful constitution
ality, I have thought it not proper to advist yon
to cause nminal proceedings to te instituted
against Jefferson Davis or any inturacct in
Slates or districts iu which tbey were not aetu- I
ally present during tbe roseculion of hostili
ties. Some prominent rebels were petsonally
present at tbe invasion of Marylend and Penn
silvania, but all or nearly all of them received
mditary tarotes upon the surrender of the rebel
armies. H hue I think those persons bave no
ultimate protection from prosecutions for high
treason, 1 thought it would be a violation of
their paroles to prosecute those persons for
crimes "-efore the political power of the Govern
ment bas proclaimed tbat tbe rebellion has beta
It follows from what I hive said that I am of
oninion that Jeffersan Bavis acd others of tbe
insurgents ought to be tried tn sorae ooe of tbe
States or districts in which tbey in person
especially committed the crimes with which
they may be charged. Though active hostilities
an 1 flagrant war have not for some time existed
between ibe United States anil the insurgents,
peaceful relations between the Government and
the people in the States acd districts in rebel
lion haie not jet been fully restored. None of
the Justices of the Supreme Court bave bell
circuit courts in these States and districts s.nce
actual hostilities ceased. When tbe courts are
all Of en acd all the laws can be peacefully ad
ministered and enforced in those States whose
people rebelled against the Government, when
thus peace shall hive come ia fict and in law,
tbe persons now held tn military custody as
prisoners of war, acd who may not have been
tried aod convicted of offenses against the laws
of war, should be transferred into the custody
of the civil authorities ot the proper district, to
be tried for such high crimes anl misdemeanors
as may bo alleged against them.
I thick it is the plain dutr of tbe President
to cause criminal prosecutions to be instituted
before tbe prorer tribunal acd at all proper
times agaiost some of tbose wbo were mainly
instrumental in inaugurating acd most conspi
cuous in cooducticg the late hostilities. I
should regard it as a direful calamity if many
wbcm the sworJ bas spared the law should
spare also ; but I woukl diem it mere direful
calamity still if tbe Executive, in the perform
ance of his constitutional duty of bringing those,
persons before tbe bir of justice to au.-wer for
their ciimes, should violate the plaiu cceantnz
of the Constitution, or infringe in tbe least par
ticular the living spirit of that instrument.
I have the honor to be, most respectfully.
ClIITTENDKN Co. TEaCHERs' ASSOCIaTION
The next meeting of the Association, which
takes place at Jericho Corners on the 2Sth
and 27 tb inst.,promiscs to be one of much in
terest. We see announced on tbe programme,
addresses by Secretary Adams of tbe Board
of Education, Rev J. L. May card, Asa San
derson, Rev. E. B. Chamberlain, end Rev.
C. E. Ferrin ; an essay by II. A. Hobart of
Westford, and discussions on various sub
jects. Tbe people of Jericho tender ibe
hospitality of their town to tbe teachers in
Montreal anb Vzrscom Jrxciiox Rail
road. At a meeting of tbe Montreal and
Vermont Junction Railroad, beld at Stan
bridge on the 10th icst., the following gen
tlemen were elected directors : Philip P.
Moore, John Gregory Smith, Asa B. Foster,
Lawrence Braiccrd, Joseph Clark. Jos D.
Hatch, Franeis G. DesRiviercs. Directors
meeting adjourned tillJJan. 25.
THinTY XINTH CONGRESS.
W.isnixaros, Jan. 1U,
Sexatb. A bill was introduoed to fix the
military pease establishment of tbe army. It
provides tbat the array sail! hereafter consist of
seven regiments or artillery, ten regiments of
cavalry at sixty regiments inftntry. In au
dition to the five regiments of artillery cow or
enniied there shall be two new ones, one to be
composed of colored and one o white persons,
officered by selections from tbe volunteer service.
Two new regiments of cavalry are to be of white
and two o: eoloreil persons. In the infantry
there shall De eight regiments composed of men
from the Veteran Beserve Corps and officered
by officers of tbat com-'.
There shall be one Lieutenant General, lire
Major Generals and ten Brigaifiers.
Tbe bill wis referred to the Committee.
A resolution was passed to print f-000 copies
of Gen. Grant's report.
The bill to regulate the elective franchise in
tbe District f Columbia was taken up, tead
and remitted to tbe District Committee.
A resolution was cSerol by Mr. Howe deelar
iog that tbe States htely in rebellion bad for
feited their rghts as States, and it was for Con
gress to say when those rights sbouVI be restor
ed. Mr. Howe supported his resolution, affirm
ing mat ny the act or secession and reneinoo
tbe Southern States had destroyed their func
tions sf civil gavernsaent.
A memorial of tbe American Free Trade
League, praying for the removal of a protective
tariff, was presented and referred to the Finance
Tbe House bill, authorizing the appointment
of Assistant Assessors of the Internal Keren ue
by tbe Secretary of the Treasurr. instead cf as
now by tbe Astessois, was reported from the
Finance Committee, but was not aettel on.
Mr. Johnson obtained the floor, when the
Senate went into Exeentive ses-ion anil soon
Hocse. Mr. Wilson of Iowa made a speech
in favor tf negro suffrage in the District of
The Committee on Ways and .Mesas was in
structed to consider the expediency of dispens
ing with income Uses, or assessing only on income-
of over twelve hundred dollars, and of
reducing tbe present per centage.
The Committee on Freedmen. Afbirs was
instructed to inquire into tbe truth ot the aUeg-
j ' njuticc of South Carolina planters toward
rights of tbe minority require that no law ia
volt ing questions of principle and policy ou;ht
to pass nithoat a ieasenable opportunitj fur
Sr.v itc A hill aathorizhir the Peeretar.T of
I the Treasury to appoint .assistant Assessors was
taken up and passed.
i Hont v t Kmt ..ed from
s. fcr War tg tht euos. wet-
j ppumted iB iuarfaml Ma viand to make
n.iiUi for flaw amstertu into tnc taury
: service, but the order was aspeaded by the di
rection of the President a to the other slave
I Stales, as the money was required for carrying
j on the war.
I A bill extending the suffrage to negroes in the
inst net or l olumbia was reported,
Hon. Mr. Rogers, of -N" J-, spoke for two
hours, insistiog Ihst this is exclusively a white
Resolutions were adopted instructing the Ter
ritorial Committee to inquire into the expedien
cy ef annulling the act organising the Territory
vf Utah, and distributing the bad of the Mor
mon Coramonacalih aawns; the adjacent Terri
tories. TbiSt. AlB-i.ns BaMC An unfounded ,
rnmor that the St. Allows Bank had been
involved witb the Missisquoi Bank, occa
sioned a run on the Bank on Monday and
Tuesday. The Bank was equal to tbe enser-
gency and redeemed in greenback? and eur- ,
rent funds, as fast as its bills were presented. '
keep iuc open on Tuesday after business
hour, to accommodate the numerous com
ers from tbe country round. Wednesday, ,
the excitement began to subside, and af
doubtless over now. The Messenger says,
' There never was a mors unfounded rumor ,
nor a more absurd panic, the financial eon- ,
dition of tbe Bank being as sound as at any
former period of its existence. Its stock has
been sold, within ten days, at par ; its Ca- ,
pital Stork is unimpaired, and it is just a
' good " as any Bank in New England."
The Missistjroi Bjink. A St. AiNil cor
espondent ot the Boston Journmi states tbat
Ilubbell's defalcation is 65,UU0, M shown
by tbe books of the Bank : tbat the erabez
Jc meets have been mostly in small sumsat
a time ; tbat IlubbeU probably carried away
with him about 25,000, and that the larg
est tingle abstraction was in United States
bonds, ordered in tbe name of tbe bank a
short time before he left, but never account
ed for ly him. He adds, " Young Hub
beil's manner of life has in no respect been
such as to awaken sospieicua of anything
wrong. He ha? never been dissolute. Hi
only peculiarity has been bis excessive and
sometimes singular provision of comforts for
family and personal nee."
Mr. IIcbmll's Case. The St. Albans
Transcript gives tbe following rather cur
ious explanation of Mr. 1 1 abbel's defalcation
wbicb, it seems, was only a result of the
Mr. Hubbetl commenced his earner as a cash
ier in connection wi'h this hank, in tbe year
lSol. During much of the time since, ami
especially since the breaking out of the war, be
bis been engaged iu speculation. Like thou
sands of our young men be has been stimulated
to eater tbe arena of gold snecutatioo. At
times, it hat been suceesifuh Incited by a
desfre for a rapid accumulation of properly, he
bas invested far beyond bis ability lo pay in
case of a final disa-ter. In doing this he has
len led to make false entries of the amount of
he actual circulation of the bask, it being
much larger tban the books of the bank have
iudicated. The excess has been use I by him in
the confident expectation that he would realizs
large profits and n store tbe funds of tbe bank.
Wbeu this was done, be might bave ba l no idea
of robbing the back, but only to avert the sus
picions of the Directors. In these operations be
bas been unsuccessful. Disaster after disaster
.ollows in its train. He goes to New Yolk,
tbe base" of all these operations, and theie
finds be cancet redeem the sums be bas thus
taken. He realizes what he ctn from the
amount he bas invested and "in the agony of
despair" be leaves for parts unknown, desert
ing the compacicn of his bosom, his youag child
and all his numerous relatiocs.
It is another of the results of the war. Thts
is the ooly reasonable interpretation of the
whole affair. We cannot, with sods of our
cotemporaries, join in imputing to him any vil
er motives. lie was cot a mic who was avar
icious, col even placed as high an estimate on
money as be ought. This lei him into extrava
gances acd preclides the iJea that he has
absconded with the funds of the bank for the
sake of the money. It cancel be possible tbit
he would have taken such a step which would
bring financial disaster to his father and uncle,
and perhaps many of his next of kin, without
being impelled by "a train of circumstances"
which left bim no alternative but to make his
A package containing 3,600 in Mississ-
quoi Bank bills, apparently cevcrnsed, was
found in Mr. Ilubbell's private chamber
Wednesday. Tbis will diminish tbe loss of
the back to tbat amount. Tbo Messenger
announces tbat tbe personal effects of Ho- J
zner U. UubDcll win De sold at auction, com-
raenciog on tbe 20th ictt. They consist ol i
blood snoop, bones acd carriages, clothing, I
n piano, boaschold furniiare of every des
cription, and a choice lot of wines, bran
dies, and malt liquors ;" and also four gold
watches, and chains. Bills on the Missisd
quoi limk will lie taken at par at the sale.
Ba.NK Matters. The St. Albans Bank re
deemed over 30,000 of its circulation,
mostly in small seims, during three days of
the run on it. All i quiet now, and the
bank stronger than ever in rmMicconfiidccco
The rnmor that Mr. Henry Howes, the first
cnabier of tbe Missiwttiei Bank.was implica
ted in some of tbe recently disoovered defal
cations, is now a utboritatively denied. Mr.
Howes', who is in tbe Sixth Auditor's office,
Washington, bas been to Sheldon, and bas
discovered and explained the errors which
caused sneh a report.
Savings Banc At tboannti
al meeting of the SloekboJders of tbe Bur
lington Savings Bank, held on the 9th inst.
the following officers were elected for the
year ensuing :
Prtident, Moses Morse Viet President,
W. It. Vilas Secretary, Chas. F. Ward
7 rujfsei, Henry Loomis, Wm. G. Shaw, C.
Ward. W. L. Strong. F. M. Van Sicklen,
A. Prouty, A. C. Spear.
Maso.MC The M. E. ("rand Commandcry
of Knights Templars of the State ef Ver
mont, convened at the Hall of Centre Lodge
in Rutland on Tuesday Jan. 9, K. E. George
M. Hall, of SnaBton, presiding. The fol
loing officers were chosen for the ensuing
R E. Oecrje M. Hall, Swantsn, Grand Coa
nvtnder. V. E. Lewis Ebuboo", Ilarilaad Four Cir
ner. Deputy Omul Commaml-r.
F. Samuel Brook;, MaMhbury. Grand Gen
eralissimo. E-. Russell S. Taft. Itathagton, GranJ Cap
tain General, m
i , net. iBAuuens
E-, M. K. Paine. Windsor,
K. Taft, Wn&un, Grand Junior
II, Samuel S.
Brawn, BnrHngtsn, Grand
E.John B. HsUenbeek,
E.. David A. Murray. WiMiston, Grand Stan
da rd Beartr.
8 . S. K. Stoeker, Windsor, Grand Standard
E.. Wm. Brmsunsl, Burfingtoo, Grand
K., Ira OiSbrd, Xen Haven, Grand Captain
of the Guard.
Uzal Pchsob, Burba,ton, Grand Csmmis
sary. Emery Town, Stowe, Grand Sentinel.
Tbe annual eoaetave of tbe Grand Com
msadtry will be bell hereafter on the second
Tuesday in June.
Tbe next Coaraaadery will be held at Bar
fiagtoD. Masosic. The following are the officers
elect of tbe Grand Lodge ol Vermont for the
ensuing Masonic year :
M W Leveret t B Englesby, Burfingtsn.Gra&d
R W George M HsU, Swantsn, Deputy Grand
R W Ransiare U" Clarke, Brattlebors. Grand
R W Beaj. II Dewey, Waterbury, Grand
R W Wm G Shaw, Darlington, Grand Treas
urer. R W Henry Chtk, IVultoev, Grand Seereta
S Samuel Brooks, Midillebury. Grand Senior
W II Henry Powers, MarrisvHIe, Grand Junior
GaaMlitt Washburn. Moatpeb'er, Grand Lec
turer. J K Blgerton. Norwich, Assistant Grand
Rev. Israel Lace, Spring Send, Grand Chip
lain. Bsv. Edwin W nee-lock . Cambridge, Assistant
Pitt W Hyde. Hydeville, Grand MarshaL
Geo I, Iteming, Snvreham. Grand Sword
Ira Gifford, New Haven. Grand Pursuvant.
Wm Brinsosaid, Durliogton; and Albert
Dewey, Moatpeher, Grand Stewards.
b'zal Piersoo, Uurlington, Grand Tyler.
An appropriation was made for the erection
of a BMaument at the grave of the late Hoc.
Horatio Need bam, of Bristol.
The next session of the Grand Lodge will be
held at Montpelier on the second WedaesJay of
! llrllgitiiio Intelligence.
VISISTERS ANU tllfRCnt!.
ICau. Accxftkd. Rev. J. Tuckor, of
North Bennington, Vt., bas been called to
j the Newton Comer Btptist Church, and has
I assumed the duties of bis new position.
Rev. E. B. Bradford, recently from New
i Hampshire, was installed pastor ot the Con
gregational Chureb in Randolph, on the 3d
Mr. George S. Gteason, an Andovcr stu
dent, bas received a call to settle over tfcs
Congregational church in Bristol, Vt.
Rcr. James Laird, of Jcwctt City, Ct.,
bas received a unanimous call to become
pastor of tbe church at Guildhall, in this
A donation visit for tbo benefit or Rev.
W. S. Apsey in Bennington last week, re
suited in a contribution ef over $500 in
There are upwards of seventy churches
in Washington, yu : fifteen Methodist, nine
Episcopalian nine Presbyterian, five Bap
tist, three Lutheran, twenty colored, and
say a dczen of other ' persuasions."
Ktuutovs Interest. The Congregation
alizt of thi-t week fays : ' We are glad to
notice, in our exchanges, reports of revival
in various localities. Present appeaianees
certainly look hopeful for an early and cx-tcn-ive
awakening. This week is observed,
in numerous churches, as a 'week of prayer,'
and the services will dotibtlr-s le produc
tive of great good."
IitrriziD. At the Btptist cburh in Rut
land last Sunday morning, Rev. Leland
Howard baptized eight candidates, mostly
young pcisor.s acd members of the Sabbath
school. Nino new members were received
into the church.
A Goon Salakt. Mr. Geo. C. Moitcn, a
young man from Essex, who lately graduated
at the Business College, writes to his friends that
he is at work on a salsrr of ST800, in Yieks
burgh, Miss. He says be finds many old book,
keepers there who are willing to learn from
him, acd he cordially commends the coarse of
instruction he pursued while here at schooL
; He says be bis visited several other colleges
and is of tbe cpinion tbat the course pursued
4t rjarlington is tbe meat thorough and practi-
ci 0I aBy taught. Mr. Morton is a returned
soldier, having served over two years in the