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VOL XXXIV. NEW SERIES VOL. XII.
BURLINGTON, VT FEIDAY MORNING, JAN. 2G I8GG.
NUMBER THIRTY ONE
(From the N". V. Evangsllit.
One l Ckrit's Little Ones.
t umt.. r. rniBT.
It m just at dusk of ma Autumn day,
Tbt ooe of (Thrift's little eras threaded her way
Thro' the crowded streets of tbe city's din.
The clothes about her were ragged and thin;
Tbe little face pepped fiom the hood so torn.
And like the old clothes, it tru weary sad worn.
Thousands and thousands parsed tbe war
That the little one took. " going home " that
Tbe minister, dressed in hi good warm clothes.
Passed her rieht bv! IW little he knows,
When he prays for white robes his people to
That one of Christ's lamba wanders Baked and
Hundred of children be baptism riven
To the Good Shepherd who waithth in heaven,
Monday aehool teachers, woo ones reneariou,
"Suffer the children" that dear little terse
All passed on their way. Not ooeof them knew
That she waa ont of Christ's little ones too.
Not long ere tbe little girl pasted from fight
Into an ailer, where even tbe hwbt
Was ashamed to be (band, and jut cave one
In the earliest dawn when the rich were asleep.
inert up s rode stair case tbe tared net t
And she tbrtw herself down on an old straw
Down the pale cheeks t 11 the tears, one by one,
And she said to herself, w bat bare I done
That I am a beggar with clothes all torn.
My feet co ouM.so erj, so worn.
Tramping tbe streets fri.ni morning till niebt
For a lew little pennies to bay me a bite ?"
But the childish grief wa soon forgot;
For that sad htlr one, tho she knew it not.
With tbe tears on her ives. had fallen asleep.
And angcln were watching Christ's foundling to
Yes, angel- had come up those old back stiirs,
Ana over Ihrist s little one watched unawares.
Sweet is the sleep of the children I ween.
In their warm little cribs, their facer juit seen.
As they nestle above the clothe! tucked so tight.
With the kiss on tbe cheek, of tbe mother's
Bat prettier far looked that dear little bead.
When angels pillowed tbe old straw bed.
The morning gray through tbe dingy glass
Stole its faint rays tlx night bad patted,
The beggar girl woke, "O mother dear.
lo yon know," the aaiJ"somebodya been hTe:
1 wo smiling ones, they were dressed in while.
And around their heads they wore wreaths of
"They came in this room, and they didn't oem
When their dresses swept thro' the sand and
And they passed not by , like tbe ladies in town.
Holding tneir clothes lest they d touch my gown.
Ana, mower, tney oaae me not org to-day,
Tbey are coming to-night to take me away.
"They live in a place where the streets are of
Where the children's feet never ache with the
And they have to cross a river so wide,
For the city a bnilt on tbe other side.
On tbeir wings they'll carry me all tbe way,
So I'll not be tired, you know, to-day.
"They told me we'd pass through a pearly gate.
lint i thought tbat outside tbey would bid
For, mother, my clothes are all Uttered and
And I could not think tbey would let ate is
Bat the shining ones said that a dress of white
Would be waiting for me when I came to-night"
Tbe little one waited, but not in vain.
1-or irae to tneir promise, tbe angel
Through the dark alky they softly stept,
While weary workers all sound); slept.
And they took from the haunt of want and sin.
Use of Christ s little or.es, home to Hun.
MY PLAIN LOVEK.
I was a coquette. Many a lover's heart I
bad lacerated by refusing bis offer of mar
riage after lhad lured hiiu to declaration.
My last victim's name was James Frazer.
He was a tall, awkward, homely, ungainly
man, bnt bis heart was true as steel. 1
respected him highly, and felt pained when
1 witnessed bis anguish at my rejection of
him. liut the fact was, I had myself fallen
in love with Capt. Elliot, who liad been un
remitting in bis devotion to me. Mr. James
Frazer warned me against Elliot, but 1
charged him with jealousy, and took bis
warning as an insult.
A few days aitetwards Elliot and I were
engaged, and my dream of romantic love
seemed to be in a lair way of realization.
1 bad a week of happiness. Many have not
so much in a lifetime. Many awako from
the bright, short dream to find themselves
in life-long darkness, and bondage from
which there is no escape. Thank God, I was
not as miserable as they .'
My mother was a widow in good circum
stances, but having viry bad health. She
was also oi an easy, listless, credulous na
ture bating trouble, and willing to take
things just as they liappcned to present
themselves. She therefore wade no inquir
ies about Capt. Elliot but londly believed
that, inasmuch as be was a captain, be must
necessarily be a man of honor also, especial
ly as he had served in-thc Crimea and in In
dia, and won medals. His regiment was
quartered in our neighborh od, and be bad
the reputation ol being one of the wealth
iest, as lie was certainly the handsomest,
offier in it. I remember well tbe day we
became engaged. He was on duty, but bad
managed to ride over to our house in hisun
ilorm, and wbile we were walking in t e
garden he made the tender avowal. 1 refer
red lain to ' utamina ;" be hastened to her
returned in thite minutes, and led mc in
to her presence to receive the assurance tbat
the maternal cousent had been readily and
freely given. My dear mother baled trouble
and she moreover loved me tenderly ; so tbat
the was well pleased to find a husband pre
senting himself in a form and manner ap
parently so eligible for her beloved and only
Well, a week passed qnite delightfully,
as I have said ; and at tbe expiration of this
(here might have been seen a gay equestrian
party winding through our old Devonshire
woods and quiet country roads. Elliot and
I led tho cavalcade. I rode my own beauti
ful brown Be?. Captain Elliot was mount
ed on a handsome black borse that had been
sent him from Ijndon Following us was
a merry bevy of girls and their cavaliers ;
and among them was tall, awkward and
silent James Frazer. His pretence had mar
red all the pleasure of my ride, and I was
glad to be in advance of them all that I
might not sec him.
Aiid so wc rode on through tho woods,
and 1 listened, well pleased, to the low but
animated words of the gallant Elliot, who
wished himself a knight and me a faire
ladycof the olden time, that he might go
forth to do battle and compel all men to re
cognize the claims of his peerless love. Very
eloquently be spoke of the inspirations of
love, of the brave deeds and perilous exploits
it bad prompted, wishing again and again
tbat be might proclaim and maintain bis
love before the world, h pleased mc to lis
ten to this and to believe it sincere, though
1 surely bad no wish to put ray lover to e,ucb
a test. A. shot suddenly rang through
the woods and a wounded bird, darting past,
fluttered and fell at the feet ol brown Bess.
With a bound and a spring that nearly un
seated inc. she was ufl.
Struggling to regain my seat, I had no
power to check bcr, and even as she flew,
the fear and madness of the moment grew
upon her. I could only cling breathlessly
to inane and bridle, and wonder helplessly
where this mad gallop was to end. She
swerved from a ratting wagon, and turned
into a path that led to the river. In tbe
sudden movement the reins bad been torn
from my bands and I could not renin tbem.
1 tlun? to the mane and closed my eves,
that I might not behold the fate tbat await- I
lie. How sweet was life in those pre:
cious moments that I thought my list '
How all itd joys, its aflcciions, its last
crowning love rose up before mo ! I tnought
of the pong that would rend Elliot's heart
as he saw m: lying, mangled and dead ; and
tbcj the thought would come if lie were
pursuing and trying to save inc. even, as he
bad iflid. at the risk of life and liinb. I re-
nicmberd no more. 1 felt a sudden shock, a
fearful rushing through the air, and knew
no more until, days afterward, 1 woke to a
faint, weak semblance of life in my chamber
1 never saw Captain Elliot again. The
hit words 1 ever beard from bis lips were
those of knightly-daring. The last action of
his life in connection with mine, was to fol
low in the train of fri'htcnrd youths who
rode after me to contemplate the disaster
from afar, and as soon as he saw mc lilted
from the shallow bed of the river, into
which I had been thrown when my frijht
ened horse stopped suddenly on it bank, to
ride hastily off. That tuning be sent to
make inquiries, and learning that 1 was
I severely, hut it was hoped not fatally injur
ed, lie thenceforth contented himself with
such tidings of my condition and improve
ment as could be gained from mere rumor.
At last it was known that I would never
recover entirely from the effects of my injury
and tbat very day Captain Elliot suddenly
departed from the neighborhood. He made
no attempt to sec mc, nur sent mc any fare
well. When I was once more abroad, and
beginning to learn tbe ksson of patience
and resignation tbat awaiud me, I received
a letter Iroin Mm, in which lie merely
said that lie rveeuiacd my own judgment
had taught me, that in my altered circsm-
must come to an
end ; but to satisfy his own tense ot honor
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iois uoour : i ne wrote to say insi, wnue
entertaining the highest respect for me, he
desired a furiual rcnunuatioiijof tbe claim.
"t riting on the bottom of the letter, "Let
it boas you wish," I returned it to him at
once, and thus ended my brief dream of
1 bud beard ero this of Elliot's cowardly con
duct on tliat day ; but now 1 first bethought
me to inquire who had rescued me from that
imminent death. And then 1 learned tbat
Jaiius Frazer, his arm already broken by
the jerk with which brown Iless tore awav
from liim as he caught at her bridle, bad
ridden after me, and bad been tbe first to
lilt me from the water. Many times daily
be made inquiries concerning uic ; bis had
been the band that bad sent the rare flowers
tbat had decked my room ; his wire the lips
that breathed words of coaitort and hope to
my poor mother : bis were tbe books tbat
1 read during the days of couvaioecctice ;
and hi-, now. tbe arm tbat siiunorted me.
as slowly and painfully I raced the garden
1 have been bis wife for ruanv a year.
have forgotten tbat be is not bandsoara or
rather be is beautiful to mc, because 1 ace
bis "rand and lovinir spirit (.'lining through
his plain features and animating bis awk
ward beure. l nave tone: since laid aside.
ae utterly untenable ,my theory tbat beautiful
sninu dwell only in luvelv bodies. It miT
be a providential compensation that, in denv
in- physical perfection, the soul rs not dwarf
ed or marred by t'tty vanity or love of tbe
world s praise.
Jm Sulky's Jcnri.se Face. Well, this
ycr Smiley bad rat-terrier and chicken
cocks, and tom-cats, and all then kind of
things, till you couldn t rest, and vou
eoldn't fetch nothing for him to bet on but
bcd match you. lie ketcbed a frog one
day and took bun borne and said be cal lated
to educate him ; and so be never done notli-
ine for three months bat set in bis back yard
and learn tbat frog to jump. And yon bet
you be did learn him, too He'd give him a
little hunch behind, and the nest minute
you'd see tbat frog whirling in the air like
a doughnut see him turn one summerset,
or maybe a couple, it be got a good start,
and come down flat footed and all right, like
a cat. He got him up so in tbe matter of
ketching flics, and kept him in practice so
constant, tbat he'd nail a fly every time as
far as he could sec him. Smiley said all a
iros wanted was education, and be could do
most anything and I believed him. Wby,
1 vc seen uim set 1'an l ouster down here
on this floor Dan'l Webster was tbe name
of the frog and smg out, "Flies, Dan'1.
flits," and quicker 'n you could wink, be'd
spring straight up, and snake a fly off the
counter there, ami uop down on tue noor
again as solid as a gob of "mud, and fall to
scratching the side of bis bead with his hind
foot as indifferent as if he hadn't no idea
he'd dono uny mor'n any frog might do. You
never sec a frog so modest and straightfor
ward as be was. And when it oomc to
tair-and-squarc jumping on a dead level, he
could get over more ground than any ani
mal of bis breed you ever sec. Jumping on
a dead level was bis strong suit, you under
stand, and when it came to tbat, Smiley
would ante-up money on him as long as he
bad a Ted. Smiley was monstrous proud of
his froc, and well he might be, for fellers
that bad traveled and lien cverywherc3 said
he laid over any frog that ever they see.
Y ell. smiley kept tho beast in a little
lattice box. and he used to fetch bim down
town sometimes and lay for a bet. One day
a feller a stranger in the camp, ho was
come across bim with his box, and says :
Y hat might it dc that yoa vo got in the
And Smiley says, sorter indifferent like,
It misht be a parrot, or it might bo a can
ary, may be, but it ain't it's only just a
And tbe feller took it, looked at it care
ful, and turned it round this wny and that,
and says, "H'm so 'tL. Well, what's he
"Well." Smilev save, easy and careless,
He's good enough fur one thing I should
judge be can out-jump any frog in Calav
And the feller studied a minute, and then
says, kinder sad, like, "Well I'm ODiy a
stranger here, and I ain't got no frog but
if bad a frog I'd bet you."
And then Smiley says, " That's all right
that's all right ir you'll bold my box a
minute I'll go and get you a frog ;" and ea
the feller took the bin. nnd pat up his forty
dollars along with Smiley 's and set down to
Sj he set there a good while thinking and
thinking to hissclf, and then lie got the frog
out and pried bis mouth open and took a
teaspoon and filled him full of quail shot
filled bim pretty near up to bis chin went
out to the swamp and slopped around in the
mud for a long time, and finally he ketohed
a frog and fetched him in and give him to
this feller and says :
" Now, you're ready, set bim alongside of
Dan'l, with his fore paws just even with
Dan'l's, and I'll g:vc the word." Then he
says, "one two three jump!" nnd him
and the idler touched up the frogs from be
hind, and the new frog bopped off lively .but
Dan'l gave a heave, and bjsted up bis
shoulders so like a Frenchman, but it
was no use be couldn't budge ; be was
planted as solid as an anvil, and be couldn't
no more stir than if be was anchored out.
Smiley was a good deal eurprisej, and be
was disgusted too, but he didn't hayc no
idea what the matter was of course.
Hie Itllcr took the money and started
away, and when he was going out at the
door, he sorter jerked his thumb over his
shoulder this way at Din'l, and saje
again, very deliberate, Well I don't see
no points about that frog that's any bct
ter'n any other frog."
Smiley, be stood scratching his head and
looking at Dan'l a long time, and at last bo
says, " I do wondir what in the nation that
frog throwtd off for I wonder if there
ain't something the matter with bim, he
'pears to look mighty boggy, somehow "
and he ketcbed Dan'l by the nap of tbe neck
and lifted bim up and says, " Why, blame
my cats if he don't weigh five pounds!"
and turned bim upside down, ana lie Dclch-
ed out about a double handful of shot. And
then be sec how it was, and be was tbe
maddest man be set tiie frag doo and,
tbat feller, but he never
lic Jfm fjress
CEO. V 4- G. G. HK.S EDICT,
editors lxo rcoraiEtocs.
FRIDAY MOBKIKG JAN. 26. 1SCC.
Uulicrs.U Sulfragc In the District of
The passage by tho House of the bill
granting suffrage without distinction of color
in tbe District of Columbia, has surprised
tho country, which was cxpectin
only the extension of a qualified suflragc.
This noteworthy victory was heralded and
prepared by a speech from ex Gov. lloutwcll
of Massachusetts, opposing the amendments
proposed by Judge Hale of New York, rc-
strictin? tbe right of suffrage to those who
paid taxes, could read or who had fought
in the army, and urging the immediate pas
sage of the bill, pure and simple with great
earnestness and force. The voting followed.
A motion to po-tpon w s lost. Mr. Hale's
motion to recommit fur amendment in the
respects mentioned was next lost, 53 to 117.
A number of Democrats voted on this with
the majority, desiring to force the Republi
cans to a direct vote. Several Republican?,
among whom were Messrs. ISinks. Kasson,
Hale Woodbridge o( Vermont, Gov, Ray
mond, and others voted ti recommit the
All these however voted for tbe bill, on
the main question, as did all the Republi
cans, except KuyVtBdallof Illinois ; Hill,
Sullwcll and Farquhar of Kentucky ; Nee! I,
Van Horn, Itenjatnin and Anderson of Mis
souri : Henderson ot ureeon ; iinbbard and
tatham of West Virginia. Upon the an
nouneemcnt of tbe result tbe floor and th
galleries broke out into moat heirty ap
TV bill will doubtless paw the Senate,
and ne believe it will be signed by the i "re
The Sulfnise Question.
We copy in another cohtmn, at some
length, the main points of the sprrrh of Gov.
llontw ell on tbe su finer qnestie n. Wc own
the force of it considerations ; but must al
so own ourselves not fully convinced on all
its points. The right of suffrage is nowhere
wholly unrestricted. Here in Vermont,
where it is the freest, it is permitted only
to persons over 21, to men, and to men " of
quiet and peaceable behavior." We cannot
see why. take tbe country through, a farther
restriction requiring every voter to be able
to read the Constitution of his State, or of
the Iamd, would not be well.
Tbe act as passed by the House is well; for
it removes all restrictions of color within the
region under tbe immediate and
special eare of Congress. Tf Con
gress shall hereafter pass an act, applicable
to all color .rcntricting tbe right in tbe Dis
trict, in tbe respect named, we think the
country will not greatly quarrel with tbe
Senator Foot on Inte Stati Lvmcocasi.
In tbe Senate, on tbe 15tb, tbe bill to
facilitate commercial, postal and military
intercommunication between the States, be
ing up in committee of tbe whole, Mr. Foot
of Vermont, advocated the bill in a clear
and forcible speech. The act is a simple
one, conferring on every Railroad tbe right
to carry passengers, troops and government
supplies from one State to another ; and is
meant to hit the case of Xew Jersey, which
has given to one company, the Camden &
Amboy, the exclusive right to take passen
gers across its territory from New York to
Philadelphia. Mr. Foot argued jtbat tbe
right of Congress was clear, to overrule such
restrictions upon commercial intercourse be
tween the Slates, under the provision of tbe
Constitution giving to Congress the power
to regulate commerce between tbe States,
lie quoted in support of his position from
the decision of Chief Justice Marshall, and
the argument of Daniel Webster, in the
famous case of Gibbons vs. Ogd-n, which
forty years ago grew out of an act of tl.o
Legislature of New York granting to Liv
ingston and Fulton the exclusive privilege of
navigating by steam vesstels the waters
within the State maintaining that tbe right
of Congress was as clear to regiilato com
merce by railroad as by steamboats. He de
clared further, that n State eould no more
inhibit the use of all but one of several
roads over its territory to tbe citizens of
other States than it may prohibit altogether
and absolutely the use of any and of all itj
public roads fer travel and trade, especially
so, if the general interests of commerce arc
at all impeded or impaired by such limita
tion, and in fin, he pronounced the pabsage
of tke bill to be demanded by "high consid
erations of public interest, and no less of
No definite action was taken ou the bill
by the Senate, and what arc the prospects
of its pas-age wedo not know. We are only
sure that anything which shell work con
fusion to Railroad moiiojiolie?, in New Jersey
or clscwhero.will lie gladly welcomed by the
country at large.
It is stated that the Tammany Hall Dem
ocrats intended to make their recent pow
wow on the Sth inst., the occasion when
President Johnson should commit himself
to the fortunes of the Democratic party.
Tbey sent a sptp ial invitation to the Presi
dent to be present, but getting no ttsponse
they dispatched a messenger to Washington,
who besieged the President lor two days lor
a letter, but all in vain. The President was
too old a bird to be caught with sach chaff.
It is further stated that the committee got
letters from Generals Grant and Sherman
and one from Secretary &ward, which they
did not read at their banquet and which
they very carefully kept out of the hands of
Fire is Suelcckse. The finegrcen-housc
owned by Ezra and F.J. Mccch, in Shelburnc,
the finest conservatory in the State, and
filled with rare and valuable plants, was
burned to the jjroum en, tho 1,5th. Loss
$4 pPQ ; no insurance.
took out alter
The Negro Suffrage Question.
yrEicn or me. eoctwill or jiass.
The suffra-e Uill.as introduced and finally
passed in the House, limply extended the
right of suffrage in the District of Columbia,
by striking from all laws and ordinances in
foicc therein the word "white."
Mr. Hale, of N. 1.. had moved as
an amendment to the motion that the bill
be recommitted for amendment, so as to ex
tend the suffrago in tbe District to all per
sons coming within cither of the following
classes, irrespective of color, but subject to
existing provisions and qualifications, to
Firtt Those who can reid the constitution
of the United States. Second Those who are
assessed for and pay taxes on real or personal
property within the Pittrict. Third Those
who have served in and lctn honorably dis
charged from the military cr naval service of
me united states; and to restrict such ltgnt oi
suffrage to the classes named, and to include
proper provisions excluding mm the right of
raze those who have borne arms arainst the
United Statrs during the late rebellion, or given
aid and oomlort to easa relU:on.
On the question Ex-Gor. BoutwcII spoke
as follows :
-'J " cri.Ai.tu i sui tpiwu w
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the restrictions moved by the centlcmin from
New York, (Mr. Hale,) became I see in tbem
no advantage to anvbodr, and I apprehend from
their adoption much evil to the country. It
snould be borne in mind that when we emanci
pated the black people wc cot only relieved our
selves from the iLstitution of slavery; we not
only eonrerred upon them freedom, but wo did
more : we recognized their manhood, which, by
the old constitution and the general policy and
usage of tie country, bid ben, from the organ
ization of the covernment until tbe emancipa
tion proclamation, denied to all of the enslaved
1 am not per.-onallr rt sponsible for tbe pre
sence of this bill at the present time, Lut I am
responsible lor the observation that there never
his been a day during a sssicn o! Congress
since tbe hmaDCination Proclamation ave.
ince the nezroes of tbe District were emanit-at
ed when it s not the duty of tbe Govern
ment (which, by the Constitution, is entrusted
ith exclusive junsliction in this District) to
confer upon the men cf this District, without
distinction of race or color, tb rights and privil
eges of men, and, therefore, thvre can be noth
ing; premature iu this measure. 1 cannot see
how any one who supports the Proclamation of
emancipation which is a recognition of tbe
manhood of tbe whole colored people of this
country can hesitate as to hi; duty. And.firat
e are bound to treat the colored people in this
District in regard to tbe matter of votinc pre
cisely as we treat while people; if the Uttkn
here tc-diy were whether any qualification
should be imposed upon white voters in this
District, if they alone weir concerned, Ibis
House would say no. Aye, not ten men uptn
this floor would consider whether any qualifica
tions should be imposed or not.
What are the qualifications suggested ? They
are three first, and most attractive, service iu
the army and navy of the United States. I
shall have occasion to say, if I diseu's, as I
hope to do, the nature and origin of the right
of voting, tbat there it not the least possible
connection between service iu tbe army and
navy of tbe United Stales and tbe exercise of
the elective franchise. None whatever. There
black men may have pcrforanl service, and I
am for dt-tling justly with tbem bceaase they
have performed service. But I am moie anxious
to deal jastiy by tnem because tbey are men.
And when it is remembered tbat for months.
and almost far years, after the opening of the
reoniioo, we rersseii 10 accept tbe evrvwin
of eolcred persona in the armies of tbe country,
it is with an ill grace tbat we now decline to
allow tbe vole of any man because be has not
performed tbat service.
Tbe second is the properly qualification. I
bote it is not necessary m this day and at this
boor of the Republic to argue, ant where, tbat
a property qualification is not unly unjust in it
self, but that it is odious to the people ot this
country to a degree which cannot be expressed.
i.Tervwnere, i believe, lor but a century, it has
been repudiated by tbe people. Does anybody
contemplate such a qualification in the exercise
of the elective franchise in the case of Mack
people or white?
And. next, reft line and writing, or reiJinc.
as a qualification, is demanded, and an appeal
i made to the example of Massachusetts. Hut
it is a uinerent proposition in alarsachusetta as
a practical measure. When, ten years azo, this
qualification was imposed upon tbe people of
.Aiassacnnsetts, it exclujed no person who waa
tben a voter. For two centuries we have had
in Massachusetts a system of public instruction.
open to the children of the whole people, with
out money and without price; therefore all the
people there have bad oppot tunnies for educa
tion. Now, wby should the example of such a
State be quoted to justify refusing education to
men who have been denied the privilege of ed
ucation, and whom it has been a crime to teach ?
Is there no difference:
I suppose it will happen, even if youpasg this
reading amendment, that between any two an
nual elections any negro twenty oneysarsorage
in this city, or who may come bar, may acquire
the ability to read. The requirement will not
exclude many men. My objection is not that in
this District it will exclude a great number
from the exercise of the elective franchise, but
I object to it as a matter of principle. The
right to vote is a higher and better right than
can be derived from the simple fact that a man
The doctrine that the right of vot
ing is a conventional right is not sustained by
reason or history ? History shows only this
that the limiuti-cs upon the exercise of the
right of voting ate the results of conventions.
The natural right is the right of the family to
speak on all matters which concern the welfare
of the family as one family, in tbe great society j
and family of man. This demonstrates, I think,
that the negro has everywhere the tame right
to TOt as the white can ) and I maintain still
further that, when you proceed one step from
this line, you admit tbat your government is a
failure. What is the essential quality of mon
archical and aristocratical government T Simply
tbat by conventional rule by arrangements of
conventions some persons have been deprived
of the right of voting. We have attempted to
set up and maintain a government upon the
doctrine of tbe equality ot man 'he universal
right of all men to participate in tbe govern
ment. In accordance with that theory we mutt
accept the ballet upon the principle of equality.
If the negroes of the South four millions
strong had been endowed with the elective
franchise, and had united with the white people
of that region in the wctk of rebellion, your
armies would have been powerless to subdue
that rebellion, and you would to-day have sec:
your territory limited by the Potomac and the
Ohio. And if ia the North suffrage had been
limited, as it is in Great Ilritain, you could not
have commanded two million six hundred thous
and volunteers for tho defense of the republic.
The unity of sentiment in the loyal Slates waa
due to the fact that every man felt that the gov
ernment was bis own.
I declare, after the greatest deliberation, and
tbe calmest reflection, and I say it with sorrow,
looking upon the country rent by opposite opin
ions on this question, tbat without such a meas
ure as I suggest for the Southern States, this
government cannot outlast those who arc now ' tuft of grass, and near by a hand was seen pro
in tbe vigor of manhood. It will fail and fall I trading upward, which evidently belonged to
by the fact that, without this all-essential guar
anty, wc pat into tbe hands of our enemies in
the South tco weapons the blows of which we
shall be powerless to parry. On ia the assump
tion by tbipoversment of a vast and overwhelm
ing weight of indebtedness, to ce louoweu uy
foreign war. ' Suppose the powers of this C0T-
emment were entrusted to the hands cf the late "T out oi ine grave, me loose uiri
slaveholders does any man believe that they arc ' flll'ng back into the hollow bole. Soon after,
restored to their right mind T that they will the man began to st-r and maniftst signs of life,
give an aident support to tha government I All 1 10 the u,,c.r "tomshment and horror of the re
the testimony is that they are as alien and hoa- ' surrectionuts.
tile to this government as ever. They are mar- 1 The man was taken by his rescuers to their
shalling to-day in rirgin'ia.ia South Carolina.ia tent and was rubbed down, washed off. and ia
Louisiana, their claims upon this govornment. , jt became as "good as new." lie
They wilt demand two billions e-f dollars for said that in the battle he was stunned by the
slavea; untold hundreds of millions of dollars pusage of a shell which knocked him senseless,
for depredations committed by our armies; an He was picked among the dead and buried
aggregate of thosaada af millions of claims, or , j'tj the rest. Not a scratch was found on his
demands having the color of claims, wiil be body. Ue said he had jomed the rebel army,
marshaled acainst the government, and you in- "d fooght the federals long and well, but aa
vite sixty representatives united, bound together , this was his second appearance on earth, ho
by tbe ties of interest and of ancient and unrc- ouU now join the federals and fight for theo.
lenting hostility, to enforce these claims; This H : accordingly ; enlisted ia the First Missouri,
Congress, no doubt, Uncorruptible, but when did a good deal of tough marching and hard
there are claitas. againit tbe government to tbe fighUng. and last Septsmber was mustered out
assount it three billions of dollars, with the of the service and paid off at Ikntcn Barracks,
support that such Representatives may afford ; -
twentytwo in the Senate and sixty la the House , The western farmers complain that it costs
with all the influence of this immense demand thrco bushels of corn to send one to market.
J against the Government, do you expect to resist
tnem 7 l)o you expect to meet them with a
paper blockade a Constitutional Amendment ?
if that is joar expectation your expectation will
not be realized. And when tbey have involved
tbe country in an indebtedness of four, five or
six thousand millions of dollars when they
have so broken your credit in the markets of
me world that your paper will sell for nlty cents
on the dollar and taking advantage of the just
and natural hostility of the people against Eu
ropean aggression, they involve you in a for
eign war, what have they to do but to march
out of the United States and bid you defiance !
Secondly, you leave the rebels in possession of
a power which they will surely avail themselves
of when they again undertake the destruction of
the government the oppoitunity to bestow the
elective franchise upon the negroes.
It is a maxim cf another lanzuae. wlixb we
may well apply to ourselves, that where the
votinc register ends, the military roster of re
bellion Deems ; and if you leave fioso four niil-
.vua v to luc birr iuu tujtwjf ui tuv
men wno have inaugurated and carried on this
rebellion, then you treasure up for untold years
the elements of social and civil war. which must
i not only desolate and paralyze the South, but
Mixicas Xtws A Despatch lrom Wash
ington says that official news from Mcxiro
states tbat the French marched in great
force against tho city of Chihuahua, and
tbe Mexican rAvrrnmrnt hnfl til lvtn?An il
"n lne Jln "" rreHuent Joarci lelt Un
1 1 . , . , .... .... .......
huahua with bis cabinet and bis army, and
come to EI I'aeo, arriving there on the ISth
The French occupied Chihuabjia on tho Uth
Tbe Mexican forces remained fifty miles
from Cbihnabua, annoying the French
President Juarez was very well received by
tbe people at EI la-o. Phe news from the
interior is represented as very good fur tbo
Faou the Mexican Ilouwa. (uforiuation
has been received at New Orleans, tbat four
hundred fillibusters, under the command of
Gen. Reed, had crossed tbe Kiu Giando front
the American side, aid cuptured Itigdad, on
the Mexican side, below Matamoras, taking
pri-oners the Imperial garrison, numbering
about one hundred and seventy-fire men.
The Ireneh man-of-war in tbe harbor
opened fire upon the fillibusters, cotniiellini:
. . . , r - ,
them to take refuge in tbe upper tort of
the town. Last accounts stated that the
killed on both side were thirty-one.
Gen. Crawford had started from Browns
ville for the scene of action, lite faux ac
count? ray tbat thirteen handled Imperial
isU had left Matamoras to attack tbe filli
bu'teis. Tus PiA.-Cant. tanergan, State
"Centre" of Vermont, Haves an appeal to
bis circumference, dated at Kurlington, Jan.
17tb, 1366, in which be announces that
Ilrutherhood is now one ; that the Fenian
Congr.ss won a u story in conquering them
selves ; furtacrmore that tbe altar is pre
pared and tbe sacrifice, to be offered He
elo-es with tbe following exhortation :
Wherever ten Irishmen live who still
ber Ireland, and have not forgotten England,
prepare. Organise. Tktrt must and trill bt
an enekaBge of prisoners.
It does not look to outsiders as if the
Uretberhooil were entirely one at present.
Tbe recent Congress fully sustained O'Ma
hoocy ; and letters from Stephens, the Irish
Hod Centre have also been received endors
ing U'Maboney ; but on tbe other hand the
Senators acknowledge no authority in tbe
Congress, denounce tbe Stephens letter as a
forgery; and the other President, Roberts, is
making ready to call his Cung.css together
at Pittsburg, to repudiate all tbe action of
tho late Congress which, according to bis
claim, has no elemsnts of regularity what
ever. It is stated tbat tbe recent Congress cut
down salaries extensively. O'Maboney now
receives but $2000, tbe other officials $1500
to $1000 each. Tbe salaries of the organ
izers of local ecntiee are $70 a month and
The black man who spoke in our City
Hall on Friday evening, was born and bred
to manhood a slave. He carries upon his
back still tbe mark of his roaster's lashes.
He can be pardoned tberefoie, in a stern
remembrance of tbe wrongs ot slavery nnd a
vindictive feeling which would not be so
excusable in one differently nurtured. It
will not quite do lor us generally to accept
bis proposition that our magnanimity is ocr
greatest weakness at the North. We
question too the correctness of his assertion
of the superior disinterestedness of the col
ored soldiers. Ont great inducement to the
negro to enter the army certainly was tbat
so bo wool! secure his Ircedom and that of
his race, which could hardly be considered a
wholly disinterested motive. Furthermore
it will hardly do to denounce Mr. Johnson
fur what be is oiny to do. When he has
shown himself tho oppressor of the black
man, or proved traitor to tho cause of free
dom and human rights, it will bo time
enough to say tbat it were better for bim
that be had never been born.
A Recrcit man the Grays. The St.
1iuis iVcirj says the following circum
stance, among the most remarkable that
occurred during the war, is vouched for by
Colonel Ellis late ol tho First Missouri
Cavalry, and can be attested by tbe parties
' A few dsyB after a fiercely contested battle
in the South, a party of soldiers belonging to
the First Missouri took a jaunt over the battle
field, and came to a spot where tha rebel dead
were buried. In one place the hair of a man's
htad was seen sticking ont of the ground like a
ice corpse mat owned toe nead or hair.
One ot 'be cavalrymen remarked to bis com.
nanions, in a spirit of thoughtless levity. " See.
there's a dead reb reaching out for somethinz ;
let's see what be wants !" Iu the same spirit
of wanton mischief, almost recklessness, the
cavalrymen took hold of the man's hand and
Frederick Douglas' Lecture. Tbe
tutc Friday evening, as predicted, drew
largest audience of the season. The Halb
which bad been provided with a largo num
ber of extra scats in anticipation of a crowd
was crammed, floor and galleries. Mr,
Douglass is a good Iooking"brigbt mulatto,'
with long hair, thickly streaked with white
Caucasian mouth and features, bright black
eye, white teeth, and well kept black mou
tacbe. Ho has a clear deep and pleasant
voice, of good power when exerted ; speaks
with remarkable command of language and
with great clearness and ease ; quito slowly
as a general rule, but rising at times into
animated bursts of eloquent denunciation or
warning. His lecture was not a written
one, and his subject, "the Assassination and
its Lessons," was used merely a thread on
which to siring bis views of the character
of Abraham Lincoln, of the Southern people,
of President Johnson, and of the dangers
and demands of the preicnt aiiMlIe prais
ed Mr. Lincoln as a pure, good, true, wise
r.nd lionet: man, one of tie best that ever
ruled any nation. He said more History
bad been made in connection with his came,
than of any other American, and that a
thousand years hence, when our war has
dwindled to a speck, his fame will be
known nnd his example eommcodsd.
His murder was the inauguration of a
new crime in our annals,but it was an illustra
tion of and in Ltcping with tbe character
of the Southern slaveholders, and in accord
with the other crimes committed in tho
cause of slavery, of which be recited with
bitter unction a long and black catalogue.
He said that now msgnanimity was ocr
greatest weakness and danger ; tbat our
people sciutd whtn tbe war ended to Ic
-.bout as tniieli obliged to Lee for surrender
ing as to Grant for making him do it : that
now a greater crime was imrending than the
assassination, vis , tbe wanton abandonment
of our only allies ia tbe South, to tbe tender
mercies of their late marttrs. He eulogised
the loyalty and devotion of tbe blacks, say-
iDg that they were more disinterested and
noble in going into tbe war, tb an even tke
brave and devotid white defenders of tbe
Union, for the blacks lougbt for a country
not their own, in which they were aliens, an
unfriendly country, and did it for less pay,
and with halters about their necks. He
poke of "resident Johnson's speech to
colored regiment, advising tbem to go home
and prove their right to liberty by work, as
insult to tbe colored soldkrs. He
thought the exhortation to work was most
needed by the whites ot the South, and de
clared tbat if work is virtue and idleness a
sin, tue negroes are lne saints and tbe wnitts
tbe sinners of the Sooth. He said the new
gospel preached Ircm Brooklyn heights and
frost the White Honsc was in advance of the
Christian nligion, which only requires for
givenets upon rercntacee, whereas we are
now told tbat we must forgive and Irmtemixe
with tbe unrepentant rebels. He praised
Mr. Bcceher for many good qualities but
said his course in this matter was
entirely characteristic of him ; tbat
fifteen years ao be beard him say tbat
slavery better letsain 25 years and then Ic
ended by tbe church than to be ended at ones
without the church. "That" said Mr.
Docgls, "is Mr. Iieecber ; but if be bad
been my stave and I bad stood over him with
only a moderate sized cowhide, I could have
brought bim to a different csnvictioa ia five
minutes." He, the speaker, did not wish
to "forget." It he were a preacher he would
preach for a year from the text "remember
Lots wife," urging the duty of remembrance
of the crimes and wrongs of slavery.
He expressed considerable distrust of
Prctidcnt Jobn.on, and great faith in Con
gress. In closing be said tbat in spite of
the tone of apprehension in which be had
fell it to be hii duty to speak, ho recognized
ground for the brightest hopes in the aston
ishing progiess toward universal freedom
made by the Nation in five years, illustrat
ed by tho passage of the free suffrage bill in
the House, lot which he thanked God and
he had full faith in tho ultimate triumph of
Mr. Doughs spoke over an hour and a
half and held his uudience without weari
ness to the end. Many doubtless were un
pleasantly reminded ly bis denunciations of
President Johnson, of Wendell Philips' de
nunciations of Mr. Lincoln ; but other por
tion of his lecture were abundantly and
He goes next to Troy, thence to Rrooklyn,
wberu be iieak in tbe Academy of Music
next Monday evening, and thenco to Wash
ington. Congressional CoujOqut. In the House,
Jau. 11, the following occurred in thocourse
of a speech ol Mr. Rogers of New Jersey,
against negro suffrage in the District of Col
Mr. Woodbri-lce. The gentleman from New
Jersey says we are imposing upon the District
of Columbia, that which no State iu tbe Union
has imposed upon herself. Allow me to state,
in behalf of Vermont, that black men vote
there with white men.
Mr. Rogers. With a property qml'fkration.
Mr. Woodbridge. There ia no property qual
ification. There the black man can bold civil
effieis with white men. There he has been
free; and let me tell the geutleman, that in
consonance with the principles which have been
adopted in the State of Vermont, and as a di
rect effect of those principles, when we enlisted
eighty negroes living in the State of Vermont
to go into a company, there was not one of them
tbat could not sign bis name to tbe muster roll.
That is my comment on the course that Vermont
has taken in relation to tbe negro.
Mr. Rogers. How many negroes have you in
the State of Vermont?
Mr. Woodbridge. I really cannot state at
Mr. Rogers. Avery inconsiderable number;
such a number as can in no way affect the po
litical itaiui of tbe people of tho State of Ver
mont. But I have no doubt tbat the gentle
man from Vermont (Sir. Woodbridge) would
throw aside bis partisan character and tcclings,
if the negroes in Vermont were sufficiently
numerous to overbalance tbe whites, 1 1 allowed
political privileges; he never would submit the
rights of his wife and children and property
to the control of negro ballots and negro offic
ers, Mr. Woodbridge. I wish merely to ay to
the gentleman from New Jersey (Mr. Rogers)
that I have not the means at hand to enable me
to state bow many nezroes there arc m tbe State
of Vermont. I know of a great many there,
but I do not know one who ever voted with the
party to which the gentleman from New Jersey
IiiroRTA.NT to Tax Paters. To those who
shall pa; their State taxes previous to tho
first day of February next, the law allows
an abatement of 3 per cent.
Tun Miss-ijQroi Bank. We find the fol
bwing in two of the Iloaton papers.
The loss of the Missisquoi bank at Sheldon by
Hubbcll, the missing cashier, is now stated to be
between sow.ww and St 00,000. The direc
tors arc liible for all the debts of the bank and
each or all of them will be ruined financially.
Hubbell's father, Judge Ilubbell. is one of the
directors and the richest man in Franklin coun
ty, but will lose every dollar he has.
What is the authority for such a state
ment as the above is not mentioned. Be it
what it may, wo nic assured by thoiH: who
ought to know that it is very wide of the
truth. Tbat a defalcation of $300,000 or
$400,000 could occur in a bank whose total
capital was only $100.C00, will strike eve
ry one as at least extremely improbable. Wc
arc infsrmed that the bulk of the losses to
the Bank by Mr. Ilubbell, are believed to
have teen ascertained, and that they will
not (xeeed $S0,000 which is iuliy bad
enough. The statement in regard to Mr.
Hubbell's father is as incorrect as the rest.
He is a worthy and respectable citizen of
Franklin County, and is probably ruined by
his son's crime, as be was on his bonds, as
well as a director in the Bank ; but he was
very lar lrom being tbe neheet man in the
County, bciDg worth less than $20,000.
This whole Boston story looks to us like the
device of some broker to make bill holders
sacrifice their bills.
Wc learn tbat a sheet ol $100 bills ha
been found among Mr. Hubbell's papers on
which be bad evidently been cxperimentirg
in an attempt to imitate tho signature of
Mr. Green, the forme.- President of the
Bank. Whether any such were put in-cir-euration,
thus add ing counterfeiting to theft
is not known.
The I!ru.TO. Imxv vcores Opining or
tbe N'ail Factory. A new elep in the pro
gress o.' the iron works which promise to be
so successful and important a branch of tbe
industry of Burlington, has been taken in
completion of tbe nail factory of the Bur
limrtcn Manufacturing Company. Steam
was railed in the bi'ilr of tLc new mill
yesterday, and it will be in full operation on
Monday er Tuesday of next week. The new
baiMiag is a substantial brick structure
measuring ont kundrtd and forty-four by
forty-jitc feet. An engine of SO borso pow
er, gives motion to a long shaft and drum
running through tbe building Iengtb
wisc, to which arc belted the nail
machines, forty-six in number. The
furnaces are fitted to burn shavings from
tbe planing milk, and tbe draft from them
is through a flue running 300 feet under
ground to the gnat cbiienry of tho lolling
mill. All the arrangements show expert
eneed and careful forethought, and it U be
lieved that there is no more complete and
convenient mill of its kind in the country.
It will give tmployiactit to seventy hands
and will turn cut 300 krgs or fiftien tons of
nails a day Tbe rolling mill has tccn for
Several weeks occupied night and day in
turning out tbe long bright cherry colored
ribbons which when cooled and cut up into
foot lengths make the nail plates from which
tbe nails arc cut. A supply of 300 or 400 tons
of them has thus been accumulated to
start with. At the pre sent and prospective
high price of nails, this will be a most piofi-
table branch of the company's business.
Other branches will be added next season.
The foundations of a Mill, 200 by 73 feet,
for rolling boiler plate, are already laid, and
the machinery is ready ror erection as soon
as the building is ready for it. The founda
tions of two smaller buildings for the manu
facture of Bessemer Steel arc also ready.
Tho ccmpflny also propose to erect in tbs
Spring a store boose 125 by 50 feet.
Tbe establishment of the iron works,
as wc are clad to learn, is already
having its natural effect in calling
around it still other branches of the manu
facture of iron, by other parties. Wo un
derstand that some gentlemen from out of
the State have determined on the erection of
a factory for making borse-nails. It will be
about 500 fret long by 75 wide and will be
located South of the Nail Mill, on the land
of the iron cemjeny. The machinery for
this mill, which will turn out a very super
ior horse-nail, every way preferable to those
made by hand, is now arriving.
Other parties contemplate the construc
tion of a factory for the manufacture of
wagon axles ; another for taeks, and another
for iron rivets.
Tho only tiling which can delay these en
terprises, one and all, is the scarcity of
houses for mechanic? and laborers, and that
is a want to the supply of which our citizens
must addresi themselves in earnest.
The Fire is St. Albans. The building
burned on the 15 thin St Albans were owned
by C. H. Huntington, loss $4,000, insured
for $1,500; Wm Cmpp, loss $0,000, par
ti tlly insured ; Levi W. bster's estate, loss
$3,000. injured for 1,000 ; E. T. Watson,
loss $5,000. insurance $1,000. The occu
pants were A. II. Mutiyan. Jewelry, loss
$2,000, insurance $1,500; Skinner nnd
Stone, stoves and tin ware, loss $4,500, in-
uranee $5,000 ; Miss Eliti Adame, dress
maker, low $250, no insurance; Allen,
Smith & Co., hat and lur store. loss $2000,
insurance $1,500; Foster and Potter, gro
cers, loss $0,000, insurance $5,000; II. N.
Cheney, family efltcts. loss $500, no insur
ance; Wheeler and Stcvins, boot, shoes
and leather, loss $3,500 on their stock, and
$S0O in damage to their building, covertd
by assurance. In addition to tbe four stores.
the brick stables of the American Hotel, Mr.
Field proprietor, were burned, with their
contents ol hay and oats. The horses and
carriages were saved. Mr. Field's less is
$2,800. Tbo National Bank building, oc
cupied by the Bank and E. A. Sowles
attorney, was damaged $200, not insured.
The Messenger, from which we obtain
these figures, foots up the total loss at $43,-
000, which ii covered by insurance to tbe
amount or about $21,000 as follows : In tbe
Vt. Mutual, $14,000; Windsor County
Co.. $2,000 ; Hampden, Mass. Co., $300.
Other companies about $4,000.
The Vt. Mutual not long since, as wc are
told, had upwards of $20,000 on the proper
ty destroyed : but has recently reduced its
risks, owing to the lack of sufficient protec
tion against fire.
Tbe fire, which jrith a wind would proba
bly have swept Main street from end to end,
was checked finally by tbe aid of the fire cn-
gine (the only one in town) belonging to the
Railroad. Considerable credit is also doubt
less due to the St. Albans Fire Department,
consisting of" anybody with a bucket."
The origin of tho fire is unknown, some
believing it the work of an incendiary w le
others trace it to the candle factory in the
basement of Foster it Potter's store.
Special religious interest exists in the Con
gregational church in Stowe.
An encouraging revival is in progress jn
the Baptist church in Londonderry, Vt..
with several conversions among men and
women who have stood aloof from all reli
gious influence for years.
Tbe Mcthodisl of this country have just
opened a great Memorial year. A century
ago, a handful of devoted evangelists, cmi
grants from England and Ireland, themselves
the descendants of Protestants who were
exiled from Germany, set up their worship
of God in an upper room, in New York city;
now their followers number in the whole
United States very nearly two millions.
Each annual Conference is to have a mem
orial sermon delivered some time before
October neat. Spe:ial religious services
arc to be instituted on tbo occasion, and
thank-oCerings made for lecal and eeneral
objects. The Bishops ask for two millions
f dollars to forward the purposes of their
Several Episcopalians in Boston have or
ganized an association the object of which is
promote tbe building and opening of
churches, in the Protestant Episcopal Com
munion, where the sittings shall be free
alike to rich and poor.
The office of Treasurer of the Vermont
Education Society having been made vacant
by tbe death of Hon. Joseph Warner, Rcy.
E. Mix of Burlington, Secretary of the So-
cty, has consented to act as Treasurer for
the remainder of the year. Contributions to
the Society's funds should accordingly be
sent to him.
Rev. Simeon Parmelec, D. D., who has
been in the ministry in Vermont for the long
period of fifty eight years, is about to close
is labors in Swanton, and to spend the
evening of his day? with his children in the
State of New York. He haa been among
the most esteemed and successful ministers
f the State, having admitted to the chnrch-
ei over which he has been ptieed, five hun
dred members on profession of their faith.
Well done good and faithful servant."
may not the churches of Vermont say?
On Thursday last Mr. William A. Robin
son was ordained Pastor of the Congrega
tional Church in Barton.
Tbo installation of Rev. J. D. Kingsbury
over the Congregational church m Bradford,
Mas'., took place on the 11th inst. Rcy.
X. G. Clark, the new Secretary of tha Am
erican Board, preached the sermon. The
chureh in Bradford was organized in 1032.
Tbe Baptist church at Bellows Falls is re
joicing in the liquidation of the entire
amount of tbeir debt, which has been a bur
den for many years.
The Presbytery of Cbamplain, held its
annual meeting at Pittsburgh, last week,
Rcy. II. E. Butler of Kccscville preaching
the opening sermon.
The Prtsbyterian church in Pittsburgh
has recently been remodeled and repaired at
an expense of $0,500 ; to which new carpets
and cushions were added by the ladies at a
cost of $1200.
On the late cold Sunday the pastor of ono
of the large congregations in Newport, R.L,
preached a regular sermon to seven hearers
all men from the words : "Stormy wind
fulfilling his word."
A meeting has been recently held in Lon
don, England ,at which eighty Baptist minis
ters were present, followed by another of
four hundred deacons, and a monster praysr
mccting in the evening. The result was
an organization of the Baptist churches
of the Metropolis, which have hitherto had
no formal union, under the nama of the
"London Baptist Association." One of the
objects proposed for tho body is to build at
least one new house of worship every year.
Grand Lodge or Good Templars. The
Vermont Grand Lodge of Good Templars
held its third annual session at Irasburgh
on Tuesday and Wednesday of last week. A
public meeting was held in the court house
on Tuesday evening and adJresses were made
by Rev. 11. P. Cushing, of Barton, Chaplain
Woodward and others. Tbe reports
showed a good work going on in tbe State,
for the cause of Temperance. The Dele
gates from Uurliogton reported progress
here. The Older seems to be growing in
public favor. The officers for the next year
are Rev. II P. Cushing, Barton, G. W. C.
T. ; Rev. P. II. White, Coventry, G. W.
0.; -Mrs. A. L.Twilight, Brownington.G.W.
V.; Horace R. Brown, St. Johnsbury, G.
W. S.; Miss Oris Carpenter, St. Jobnsbury.
(5. W. T ; Rev. N. P. Granger, Holland, G.
W. Chaplain; R. D. Paige, Buriiogton. G.
W. M.; George Woodward, Irasburg, G.
W. Mes-v, U L. Lawrence, E.q., Burling
ton, G. W. J. (5.; and Mr. Bowkcr. Lunen
burg, G. W. C. G. Tha next annual sen
sion is to be held at Burlington in January,
The lodge voted to raie a sum of money
equal to one dollar to cneh member of tl.c
order in the State and to appropriate the
same in employing lecturers to labor through
out the State. The sum will be a littlo less
than fifteen hundred dollars.
Mluokial Window. A beautiful memor
iral window, ordered by tho Vestry of St.
Paul's church in respect to the memory cf
the late R. G. Cole, has been placed in tbat
church wilbin a day or two. It occupies
the middle window on the South side, and
is a very rich and tasteful design .bearing tho
figures of the Apostles St. John and St.
Jamef, with surroundings of beautiful
mosaic work, and the motto below "In mem
ory of Richard G. Coic." The window waa
made by Owen Doremus of Nsw Jersey,
and cost about $300.
Real Estate. The "Doanc place," corner
of College St. and Catlin's Lane bus been
purchased by Socrates Beach, of Mrs. Sut
ton, for $3,500.