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VOL.. XXXIV- NEW SERIES VOL. XII.
BUELINGTON, VT FRIDAY MORNING, FEB. Q, I8G6.
NUMBER THIRTY TWO
1 he IioIe Story.
When J" s;xtn. 1 wa kcot
tt tirenty-five, J0" thought that Lc
foment as District Judge would be.
At thirty, be was much tilted
When Mayor of Frogtown he wis nominated.
iiut booties! all the nomination,
IIis rival Tbompking gained the station.
At forty-fiie hU dreams had fled ;
Hop: and Ambition both cere dead.
Wheu from his toils he tonal bis release.
He died a Justice of the Peace.
O youthful heart, so high and bold.
Thus is Iky brief. sad story told.
STAPLl.I'OKl) CiiA.VCK .
It was the Siturdav alteration before Christ
mas Day, nearly two years ago, when tiiy sis
brotl.c:r. 1.11 younger than myself, and I
were bating on our iquire's fisb-pond. We
had been skating since dinner, and it was
imt till tlw wintry daylight was licginning
tu wane that the recollection rushed acres;
roe that 1 bad entn.U forgotten to do a cum
in it im iny inot't r bad given ine in the
morning. 1'hm couiuiion was to walk to
toe Grange, a big farm-house, and bespeak
some gnue tirdmrr on New-Year's l)ay
My mother bad raid, decidedly, " Tlioc
geese must Iv ordered to-day, Lisy, k I
knew that 1 i-Louid lone to go ; although
the Grange ua- a mile oil, although it was
very cold, anl darknes-t was coming on, and
although I was tersiMv alraid of a big Mack
dog which we chaiued op just in front of
the Grange luek-dwr.
' huTl gu wit!, me tj the Grange ?" I
called out, qnitl Ij. s this reuicrntrartcc oc
ciirroti t . me, sitting duun and beginning to
unstrap my slates. " I've forgotten all
about the geese, and mamma said I was to
order three tj day."
" I daren't go" by myself," 1 called out,
in a patltetie tone ; " it would be quite dark
lieforc 1 got home again.''
Tell the truth, Cis," called out Charlie,
n quick, good-natured boy ol fifteen, " and
cay you're afraid of Jip. Never mind: I'll
go with you, if you must go." And he
joined zne on the bank, and iroeecded to
take off bis skates.
Thanks to nil my brother, I was a pretty
j;iod runner, and we sped across tbe squire's
lit Id?, and throogh the narrow lane toward
the Grange, an fast as ji (fisible. When "we
X it to the last field, which joined tbe farm
yard, wc slackened pace a little, and when
we got into tbe big court-yard itself we were
walking almost slowly.
"Mow dreadfully lonely it looks, Charlie!"
1 said, almost with a shiver nt tbe desolate
affect ot the place, wbi Ji had b:en a grand
gentleman's house forty years agj, but had
been suffered to lall almost into ruins. " I
am glad I'm not Mrs. Johnson, jarticularly
as she has no children, nor anyb dy to keep
her companT when .Mr. Johnson is away."
' Will, don't you stop and pi on; to her
lor ever such a t.mt, Cis, do voubear?"
returned Charlie, good-hum jrcdly.
Jip did not greet us with his usual
noisy welcome, and there was no sound of
any sort about tbe place except tbe gabbling
of some turkeys in the rear of tbe farm
buildings. V e went up and knocked at tbe
door, and when I turned round, I oUcrvod
that .lip's kennel, which stood exactly op
posite, in a line witli toe Iront ot tbe house,
" Where can Jip be?'' I said. "I thought
they never let him loose ;" and I walked
forward a few steps, and became aware that
the dog's chain and collar were lying beside
the kennel. I stood for a moment or two
wondering, while Charlie, getting impatient
at Mrs. Johnson's non-appearance, knocked
again at tbe door. Suddenly some marks ol
blood on the flagged pathway in front of the
kennel arrested my attention.
" What can it be, Charlie?" I said, in a
" I don't know," Charlie returned,
thoughtfully ; ' poor Jip come to grief, per
haps. It's odd Mrs. Johnson doesn't come ;
I think I'll go on a voyage ol discovery;
stay here till I come back ;" and he pushed
tbe door further oicn.
" No, let tne go too," I said, hastily, half
frightened. I am a coward at the sight ot
" W ell, don't make a row then ;" and wc
'lherc was a big bhring fire in the grate,
vliich showed that on the tabic the tea
things were set for tea ; the kettle was hiss
ing away merrily, and some tca-cakca stood
to keep warm on a low stand before the fire.
Everything looked snug and cozy. Evident
ly Mrs. Johnson had prepared every thing
ready for tea when the farmer should return
from the market ; and was now gone up
stairs to " clean"' herself.
I had time to make all these observations
over Charlie's shoulder, before ho gave a
sudden start, and strode with a low excla
mation to a bundle of clothes whi:h lay at
the further and darker side ot the kitchen,
on the smooth stone lloor. A bundle of
clothes it looked like, with Jip lying asleep
liesidc it in a very strange attitude.
I shall never forget the liorror of the
next moment. Huddled up, evidently in
the attitude in which she had fallen, lay
Mrs. JotiDSou, with a gaping wound across
her throat, from which the blood was still
trickling, and Jip, with a large pool oi
blood near his head, by dead beside her.
I stood for a moment, too, paralyzed with
horror such intense, thrilling horror, that
only any one who has cxrieuced such a
feeling can understand it and then, with a
low scream, I sank on the floor, and put up
my band to try and hide the horrible
' Hush !" whispered Charlie, sterlny
taking hold ol my hands, and forcibly drag,
ging inc on to my feet ngain ; "you mustn't
make a sound. Whoever has done thiscan't
lc far off; you must iiin home, Cisy, as
hard as ever you can. Come !"
He dragged me to the door, and then I
turned sick all over.uud tumbled down again.
I Iclt as if I could not stir another step.
"It's no use, Charlie, I can't stir,' 1 said.
"Leavo mo and go witliout mr."
Nonsense ! Try again."
I tried again, but it was no use ; my legs
I-'MtiTtly would not move, and precious
ti'ue was bring wasted.
looiV' Charlie said, bitterly and
pasmonatelj. How was a boy of fifteen to
understand a woman's weakness? "Then I
must leave you. It's Johnson's money they
no doult want. They wouldn't murder if
they could help it, and Johnson will be back
"les, yes. Go," I said, understanding
'' at ho wanted to fetch help before tho far
mer came. "1 will hide somewhere."
"In the kennel there." he said, looking
round quickly ; "ahd don't stir."
He pushed me into poor murdered Jip'e
kennel, and then he disappeared, and 1 was
lelt alone in the gathering darkness with
those two prostrate forms on the kitchen
Sjor as my company, and perhaps the mur
derers close at band.
I combated tbe faint feeling which Char
lie could not understand bv pinching mv
arms and sticking pins into them, and after
a nttie judicious torture ot this sort, the
sick feeling went off, and I could think
again. "I will take off my boots," I thought
auer a moment. " 1 her make snch a noise.
and I may have to move," for already a
glimmering plan had rushed across mv brain
of how I might warn Johnson. So I rose a
little from my crouching position, unlaced
thcai, and slipped them off. I had barely
Q-lnc this wbfin I hi-inl tho fiilnnil nf rniiv
and the sick trembling feeling came on so
,trMgIy. that tho pm torture had to be
sin applied. In another minute three
jjfca came out of the backdoor, and I could
distinctly hear every word of tbsir conversa
"He's late, I think," said one. "If he
dotkn't corao soon, we must go ; that girl'U
be home soon. I heard the old woman tell
her not to stop."
'What's it signify ?" said another. "Wc
can soon stop her mouth.'"
'It isn't worth so much blood, Dick.'
said the third. "We've only got fifty pound
bv this, and th; fanacr'll not have more."
"He ought to be coming by now," said
the first, anxiously, coming a step or two
nearer the kennel. "Hallo ! What's that?
Tbe tone made me turn sick again. Had
Charlie found help already? No. The
three men were standing close to the kennel,
and during the moment's silence that fol
lowed the man's exclamation I remembered
that I had dropped my muff. I tried to stop
the hard, qmcic thumping of my htsrt.wfaicti
I felt certain they must hear, and then, as
if faecinated.I raised mv bend from my knees
for till that moment 1 bad been crouching
at the furthest end of the kennel and saw
a hairy, fierce-looking face glaring in at the
entrance of my hiding-place. I tried hard
not to scream, and 1 succeeded ; but in an-
otber moment l should nave tainted n tlic
face had not been taken away. To my utter
omazcmcnt.as the face disappeared, its owner
".I thought some one might bo hiding.
That's a lady's trumpery. What can it
Evidently I had not been seen, thanks to
my dark dress and the gathering twilight.
I brcatLcd freely now ; unless something
very unfuro-ccn cc-urrcd, 1 ws a safe.
' Some one has been, and has dropped it,"'
a voice said, quickly. That's all on ac
count ol your cursed foolery, Dick," it went
on angrily. " Why Couldn't you stop at
the door, as I told you .'
" Well, let's do something now," the
third said, anxiously, " or we shall be hav
ing some one hero."
The three men then went back into tho
bouse again, and 1 could hear them speak
ing in low tones ; presently the voices grew
louder, and they were evidently quarreling.
In another minute tbey came out again, and
from what 1 could hear, they began to search
in the larm-building and outhouses for the
owner ol the muff.
" There's no one here," at last one called
out. " They must have gone away again.
Go to the ga"tc. Hill, awl see if any one is
coming that way."
After a moment, Hill returned to the
other two, who were now standing talking
in low whispers at the back of the kennel,
and said :
" No, there's no one coining." And my
heart sank as I tliought hovr long it would
be before succor could arrive.
" The fellow's late," one of the others
said, after a minute or two : ' but wo had
better be on the watch now. Mind, both of
you, that he's down from In gig before he
Thcv walked away along the line of house
toward the other entrance by which Mr.
Johnson would come ; and I, thinking tbey
had gone to take ui their hiding-places, put
my head cautiously out of the month of the
kennel, and looked round.
Surely I oould reach the bouse without
being seen. I thought, and if I could but
reach the big, ruinous drawing-room, which
commanded a view of the fields the farmer
would cross, 1 might 1" able to warn him
back from the fate which awaited him. I
nu.l warn bim if I could, it was too horrible
that another murder should bo done.
I was out oi the kennel and in tbe kitchen
before I recollected that I should have to
pass close to the murdered woman before I
conhl gain tbe door leading into the hall,
which I must cross to gain the drawing
room. I shudlered as I pasted the tabic and
drew near to tbe horrible scene ; but, to my
utter surprise and no little terror, -Mrs.
Johnson had vanished ! the dark gleaming
pool ot blood and tbe dead dog were still
there, but the huddled up bundle of clothes
What had they done with it? In spite of
the urgent necessity there was for imme
diate action, I stood" motionless for a minute,
hecitating to cross the dim-lighted hall.
Suppose it should be there. I bad never
seen death before, and the thought of again
seeing the dead woman looking so ghastly
and horrible with that great gaping wound
aeross her throat, was at that moment more
terrible to mc than the thought of her mur
While 1 stood hesitating, a shadow passed
across the first window, and, looking up
quickly, to my horror I saw the three men
in another moment pass the second window
I had no time lor thought. In another
minute tbey would bo in the kitchen. I
turned and'flcd down the passage and across
the hall, rushing into tho first open door,
and instinctively half closed it behind mc as
I had found it. Then I glanced wildly round
the bare empty room in search of shelter.
There was not n particle of furniture in
tbe room, and it was quite empty except for
some apples on the floor, and a few empty
hampers and sacks at the furtherend. How
could I hide?
I beard the footsteps crossing the liall.and
then, as tbey came nearer, with the feeling
of desperation I sped noiscles-ly across the
roomlaid flat behind the hampers, and, as
the door opened, threw an empty sack over
mc. I felt I must be discovered, for my
head was totally uncovered ; and I watched
them fascinated, breathless from intense ter
ror. They walked to the window, saying.
"Wc shall see better here, and looked out,
presently all exclaiming together, "He's
coming now, that black spot over there :"
and, without glancing in my direction, they
left the room again. I was sale, but what
could I do to save the farmer? Surely Char
lie must be coming with help now, but
would he be in time ? I must try and save
him, was the conviction that impressed itself
upon mc in a lightning thought, and as it
crossed mv brain I snramr to the window.
All thought of self vanished then with the
urgencv of what I had to do. I was only
eager nervously, frantically eager to save
the farmer's life.
They say that mad people can do things
which eeem impossible to sane ones, and I
must have been quite mad with terror and
fright for the next few minutes.
Seven feet below mc, stretching down tho
slope of tho bill, was the garden, now lying
in long plowed ridges, witu the frozen snow
on the top of each of them, and at the lot
tom of tho garden was a stp-c-wall four feet
high. Beyond this, as far m the eye could
reach, extended the snow covered fields, and
coming along the cart-road to th left was
Mr. Johnson in his gig.
I threw open the window, making noise
enough to alarm the men if thcv
heard it, and sprang off my jacket,
threw it on the ground, and on to
the window ledge, anl then, tearing
shutting my eyes, jumped down. The high
jump hurt my wrists and uncovered feet
dreadfully, but 1 dared not stop a moment. I
rushed down the garden, tumbling two or
three times in my progress, and when 1
came to the wall, scrambled over it hcad
formost. The farmer was just opening the
gate of the field 1 was in, and I made
straight toward him, trying to call out. But
I could not utter a word ; so I flew across
the snow, dashed through tic brook, careless
that the bridge was was a few feet further
down and when I rushed up to Mr. John
son's side, I could only throw up my arms
and shriek out "Murder!" just as a loud
report rang out through tbe frosty air, and I
fell forward on my face.
"And were you hurt?" I asked, as she
'Yes, a little. Look, here is the scar ;"
and she raised tho flowing fold of tarletan
from her soft white arm. and Tainted to a
white oval-ibapcd scar.
"And Mrs. Johnson?" I asked.
The girl's face became very grave.
"She was quite dead. The men bad put
her under the dresser, which explains why 1
did not tec her as 1 tasted through the
kitchen and tho poor husband went away
directly afterward. The whole house is
uninhabited now. Nobody will live there,
and of course it is said to be haunted. I
have never been there since that day, and I
think Ttball ncTcr dire to go tbcre again."
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ZniTOES X30 FBOrBIETORS.
FRIDAY MORNING FIB.
The rrcedmcu's Iturcau IIIII.
The most important provision of Senator
Trumbull's bill for the enlargement of the
Frce-dmcn's Bureau, which passed the Sen
ate yesterday, is that which gives the Presi
dent authority to set aside for the freedmtn
and loyal refugees not exceeding 3,000,000
acres of government land in Florida, Missis
sippi. and Arkansas. Forty acres arc to lc
rented to each family or laborer at a fair
price, and after tho lapse of a certain period
the occupants can purchase the land at a
price to be determined by a commission.
The three millions of acres, which it is pro
posed to set apart, would furnish seventy
four thousand forty-acre farms. Probably
more would not now be needed. No one
who knows the strong desire of the southern
blaeks for the ownership of Knd, can doubt
that the possibility of such ownership, with
the comparative independence it will give to
those who can thus earn their livelihood on
their own farms, will lie a most important
it not an essential stimulus and clement of
progress for tbe Macks.
Tlie bill confirms fur three years the titles of
the blaeks to the Sea I-l.ind lands, assigned to
tlitni by the order of Gen. Sherman. It also
provides that lands shall be set apart for the
pauper frcedm-eu in such districts as the
Government may purchase, and authorizes
the erection of tbe necessary schools and
asylums. It also authorizes the President
to give military protection to the freedmtn
against all laws which discriaiiaato against
them on account of color.
The bill was honored by tbe opposition and
adverse vote of every democrat in tbe Sen
ate, except Nesmith of Oregon, whose name
does not appear on tbe list ol yeas and ways
We notice in a Georgia exchange, atnouj
the acts lia-i-cd by tbe Legislature of Geor
gia last month, "an act to make free persons
of color comr-ctcnt witnesses'' in tbe Courts
of that State, in certain cases.
The act provides tint "free persons of col
or shall be competent witnesses in the S'ate
Courts, in civil eases whereto a free person
of color is a party, and in all criminal cases
wherein a free crson of color is defendant,
or wherein the offence charged is a crime or
misdemeanor against the person or pro petty
of a free person of color, any law, usage or
custom to tbe contrary notwithstanding.
Also that "in cases to which a free person of
color is a party" such 'free person ot color"
may make any affidavit now by law allowed
Tbi is not the most liberal coneesston cf
equal rights eooeciTable, ioatmoch as the
colored man is permitted to testify personal
ly or by affidavit only in oa.-es to which col
ored persons are tunics.
But tbe thing which strikes us in the set
h the repeated phrase "free person of color."
Arc any portion of the colored population of
Georgia still slaves ? Had the Georgia Leg
islators not beard of tbe Emancipation Proc
lamation and tbe amendment of the Con
stitution ? Or is this act intended to last
to a time when tbe old distinctions of free
and slave shall be revived for the colored
men of Georgm ?
State Reform School. The Commission
ers hove selected Watcrbuary as the location
of tho school, and have purchased therefor
sixty-five acres of tho Governor Butler farm
West of the village, with tho bouses thereon.
It is described to us as a vory fine farm noth
ing finer in the State for its size. and every
way suitable for its purpose. Tho numlwr
of acres named was all that could Lc pur
chased for tho amount ($G,G00,) appropri
ated for that jiurpose by the Legislature.
The commissioners have, however, secured
from the owner, a son of Gov. Butler, the
right to an additional quanity of land adjoin.
ing, if it shall be needed and the Legislature
shall authorize its purchase.
Bcv. A. L. Pease of the commission, iu a
recent article in the Chronicle, announces
the policy of tbe Commissioners, in refer
ence to the school. He states that they in
tend first to "begin small," even smaller
than the present actual want of the State,
with room for enlargement as the necessity
for it shall be developed.
&conrf, to "study simplicity." Nothing
more imposing than a substantial, neat,
thrifty farmhoase and farming cstablicment,
will meet the eye of the passer-by, as be en
quires for the State Reform School.
Third, to make the school as much like a
family and as little like a jprison, as possi
ble; to make it if poe5ible a home, from
which the children shall not wish to run
away, while not neglecting additional need
ful securities; to make education a leading
idea as a means and as an element of im
provement and reform ; to have the best of
matrons, the beet of teachers, the best of
books, the best of methods, ths best of im
provements in the art of teaching.
Finally the Commissioners propose to have
a better farm than is owned by any other
reform school in New England, and to make
farming the principal occupation of the
Wo cannot sec why the commissioners
have not dono wisely in their selection of a
place for the scbooL At Wotcrbury it will
be central, accessible, not too much isolated,
and yet sufficiently retired, and in a whole
some community. Tbe project is in good
hands. In its success the whole State has a
deep concern and wc shall watch its progress
with strong interest and hope.
b. O. IvrROVEvixr. Tn.' scarcity of letter-boxes
at the Post Office, which has been
a serious and growing inconvenience, has
been remedied by a reconstruction of the
boxes, by which the space formerly occupied
by three boxes is made to accommodate fire.
The boxes are cf course somewhat smaller
than heretofore; but are still big enough, as
a general rule. The now arrangement adds
nearly 350 boxes to the former number, and
with tho 100 lock-boxes gives a total of 922
boxes, which will probably supply the
Esjce, Vt, Jan. 1SCG.
Mtsirt. Editor t of tht t'i ce Prttt :
At the late meeting cf I he Chittenden County
J Medical Society, the followinz piper was pre-sente-d
and read; when on motion of Dr. Spragnc
cflVill ston, it was unanimously resolved thst
its publication in the several papers of the coun
ty, be respectfully requested.
L. C. Bctixb, M. D. Secretary.
The Reciprocal Relations of Physicians
to their Tnticntii, nnJ to themselves.
It is probably cot generally understood
that the MeJicil Profession have a oade of ethics
by which they profess to be governed in their
relations to their patients, to themselves and to
the communities in which they reside. Nor in
all probability is it any better understood that
in the same cole are laid down certain general
principles which the Medical Profession suppose
may appropriately govern their patients and
the community in their relations to the Physi
cian. To elucidate these rcciptooal duties as briefly
as possible, is the object of this taper.
Of the duliet of I'iftieumi to 1'atientt.
Oae cf the most obvious of these duties is that
be should be always ready to obey the calls of
the sick. Hi: mind should be so deeply imbued
with the importance of bU mission aud the re
sponsibility lie habitually incurs in the dis
cbarge cf its daties,as well as with the faet that
tbe lives of those committed to his charge, de
pend under God, upon his skill, attention and
fidelity, that be shall not only respond at once
to the call far bis professional services, but deem
his honor and integrity at stake ia bii fiithful
and punctual attendance upon each and every
one of hts patients. And bi visits should be
sufficiently frequent to enable him to understand
thediseise, and meet promptly any changes
that may occur in it, and to preserve the eon
Sdence of the patient. Searecy and delicasy
should always be strictly observed. Under or
dinary circa instances none of the privacies of
personal and domestic life should ever be di
vulged The Physician must necessarily become
the repository of personal and family secrets.
He is admittel to the privacy of individutl life
and of the domestic circle. He would le re
creant to his trust if iu any wise by hint, or
inuends, or words he revetls any of the secrets
thus confided in him. The force, neces.'ity and
propriety of this obligation are so great that
profession! men have, under certain circum
stances been protected in their observance of
secrecy by courts of justice.
fne rnysimn shouiu never mate gloomy
prognostications or endeavor to impress tbe pa
tient or the friend without iusi cause with the
alarming gravity of the disease or with tbe im
portance ot bis services in the treatment or
cure. It is one of the distinguishing marks of
quackery to magcify symptoms and diseases be
yond their proper importance, and to observe
How fortunate it was that you sent tor me
just as yen did. Your child would nave died
had 1 not reached it just as I did. It also
savors cf empiricism to extol the virtues of my
observation, and my medicine as having been
peculiarly impor'.ant in the case. The Physician
should resort to none of these means to lift him
self into importance or ccnsoqnecce. for a repu
tation built upon such slender foundation will
soon crumble away and be will sink to his proper
On the other hand tbe Physician should never
fail to give the triends of tbe putient
timely notice cf dinger when it near
ly threatens. He shouM be free, frank
and candid in communicatins to patients
when asked, or to friends unasked, tbe views he
entertains of the case. He should raise no false
hopes, nor contribute to any groundless expec
tations. His opinions should be riven with
such eardor as to carry with tbem tbe good
senre and confidence of patient and friends.
While he should be the minister of hope and com
fort to tbe sick, that br such cordials he mav
revive the drooping spirit, and counteract the
depressing influence of disease, yet bis own
reputation demands that be should not suffer
his intient to succumb to disease without time
ly warning of danger. To do this properly.
requires great judgement and delicacy and may
sometimes be more safely confided to surround
ing menu .
Duty fof Fatientt to Phiticiais. The
first duty of a patient is to select as his medical
adviser one who has receive! a regular profes
sional education. If you desired the services of
an artist to paint your portrait, or a mechanic to
shoe your horse, to build you a boose, or to
clean or repair your watch, you would seek out
and pstronize those, other things lieing equal,
who have devoted time and study to understand
each of those branches. In tbe fair you give
preference to tbe man who most thoroughly un
derstand the law. In the ministry you prefer
the man who has passed through a regular
course of instruction. So also ia medicine,
confessedly the most intricate of all tbe sciences,
you should most scrupulously exact in your
physician the highest and most extensive pro
fessional knowledge and experience. Know
ledge is never intuition. Men are not born in
to tbe world with skill and experience and
knowledge ot the human system and the best
methods of treating disease. These are the ac
quisition of time and study and observation. If
therefore in ether professions or occupation you
would not employ on ignoramu, much more
when life and health arc concerned should you
refuse to commit these to the hand of the
no vice or the pretender.
Patients should also prefer a physician whose
habits of life are regular, and who davotes his
time and attention to the duties of his profession.
Never select a physician who is habitually in
temperate or profane. Both of these arc habits
which ought to be discontccanced by every ra
tional man. and tbe man addicted to cither
should not be trusted with the care of the sick.
The one is no more fit to administer medicine
than the insane man, and it is therefore dan
gerous to intrust him with the hazards of life
and death ; the other violates enc of the funda
mental principles of good breeding, and eu;ht
to be excluded from such society as the true
physician ought to be qualified to enter.
The patient should also confide tho care of
himself and family, as far as pcssible, to one
physician. There should be no division in the
family in regard to the matter. The physician for
one should be the physician for all its members,
and for the reason that habits, temperaments,
and constitutions arc an important part of the
physician's study, and when ence learned, he is
more likely to be successful in his treatment,
in a given family than one who dos not possess
Having on such principles as these selected your
physician, consult him in all yoar ailments,
h'ever take medicine of any kind without con
sulting him. Give him your entire confidence.
Tell him frankly, faithfully and unreserved
ly all your complaints. Make him your friend
and advia in everything pertaining to your
bodily health or infirmities. He is under the
most solemn obligations of secresy and will nev
er betray your confidence if he undertands his
profession. Allow no feeling of shame or delica
cy of sex to prevent your disclosing to him
all the symptoms of your disease, to
wbativer organ of the body they may
relate. Talk with him just a3
you could talk with an intimate friend in rela
tion to business matters. Conceal nothing es
sential or which he deems essential fcr him to
know in order to enable him to prescribe for
you, probably a modest reserve in the female
sax is commendable, and forms a bright orna
ment to female character but that is a false mo
desty and squeamish delicacy which withhold,
from the family physician any of the symptoms
of disease which he is expected to cure. The
physician has no idle curiosity to gratify in
seeking out tbe causes, and teat and symptoms
of disease. He is in the pathway of duty. He
must know all these or else bis prescription is
only the production of the quack. Your reserve
may be followed by the most serious conse
quences. Painful and loatbsone disease may
become so fastened upon the system as that no
efforts of the physician can eradicate it. If yoa
have confidence in the physician you have select
ed, (and if yoa have not dismiss him and em -ploy
another) consult with him just as you
would consult with a bosom- fnend, with all
frankness and without reserve.
When you have thus communicated with yoar
physician follow his prescriptions promptly, im
plicitly, exactly. fever allow your own opi
nions as to their fitness, toprevent your comply
ing with all bis directions and injunctions
whether with regard to medicine, diet or exer-
ci-e. A future In one particular may render
uuicwise juuicious treatment dangerous anu
eenfktal. Never allow Yourself to be mtsui.
dvd to take any other mtdxme than that pres
cnotu ior jou. 1 ormn no Kinu neiguoor, n
i ineraat doctor " or " doctrtss " so called
noold vomin, nUa has an infallible remedy for
jiiur uiscase, to aaminisicr it to yoa unaer any
circuiajiauces. me preience mij t it can
nun jou: it cured .Mr. A. when he was
worse off than you arc," no matter. It maybe
praiuciiTe oi raacn cmcuier. it cannot be
harmless. It may contravene the plan cf treat
nitnt adopted bv vour rbvsician. Discard 1
and all those who would counsel you to do aught
J save to follow the directions of your physician
j . . i.itiii. uciiia ivuu
:.. I. : . , , . ,
cvi, ii 13 ins prmiec id nvve i, out counsel
should never be called without first consulting
with and obtainmc the content of vour attend
ing physician, both ia regard to the necessity of
counsel, ana the individual who shall be called.
In general tbe counseling physician should be
te'ected for his age and experience, and should
always be ia good standing with the legitimite
proitKion. it is neither courtesy nor fiir Jell
ing for a pftient to semi for counsel without the
envious knowledge and consent of his physi
cian, nor to call one who is not a regular pr&c
tithmcr. I.-i either case the atlen ling physician
would have just ground of complaint aod in the
uii case count not, in contiiteuev, join in the
Patients lave an undoubted right to dismiss
one I'bjtKnn ami employ anotbtr at any time
tbey may see fit to do so, and when proper no
tice is given to the attending Physician that
bis services are no loagtr required inagmn case
no rules ol etiquttter between rbysteians ara
Molited, nor any ill feeling engendered. But
justice and com men courtesy require that tbe
patient should give hu reasons for so dome, and
should never call another l'bysfcian to prescribe
uniu ue nas nrr utseoargeu. the one previously
employed. No disstiisfiution with an attend
ing Physician for any caur: iu fancied or real
danger to the p-ttient, ibool ! le-i.l him so far to
violate the requirements of ordinary courtesy
between individuals, as to call another 1'hysiciin
to his btdtiJeto prtrenbe for hiai.or lake charge
ot mm ease, until he has previously nolihcl ha
attending Physician that his visits are no longer
requited. To sty nothing cf the fact that no
intelligent 1'btstcian will ever be caught in such
a notorott violation or professionil conrtesy as
10 presenile, untier such circumstances for an
other Physician's pitied, still patients should
ircai iter rnytician with the ordinary courtesy
of common life. If for iiny ciuse tbey do not
desire the continuance of his services." let them
frankly avow their reasons for it, and not wound
his professional pride, and bis manly fcelis,
by shoving him unceremoniously aside for tbe
service of another, lb re may be instances
in Khich it would be proper ur a patient to call
in another Physician id tbe abxnce of tbe at
tending Physician, as some sudden exacerbatioa
of the symptoms, seme crisis in the disease, or
in case of absence of bis attendant from town,
or detention on profrssiunal business; but neither
one nor allot them would justify the Physician
called, to continue his visits beyond the return
of the attendwt.and all gentlemanly Physicians
will only prescribe as the case requires pro tem
pore, andiave it to be resumed by the attend
To some these details may seem minute, un
important, and perhaps foo ish, vet a proper
observance of them bv both patient and Physi
cian wiU tend not only to promote harmony and
good feeling among professional men, bat will
also strengthen and perpetuate the c, uri lence of
ine patient in his professional atlen lant, and
also tend to destroy the procreu ol' VJiikcrr by
conserving the dignity of tbe p-itrvna of the
noblest service on earth.
T ke rctatiunt of l'kyticwi imoaa -
trlrtt u the subject next to be consi irred. Pro
fessional men are exceedingly sensitive. Some
have a nicer and keener sense ol the propriety
and 6tnes of tilings than others, it may be,
bat all are sensitive to any infringement of
rights or of courtesy. Our circuits are not cir- :
cuuMcribcd by mrtn and bounds beyond which
we must go, but in a sense " the whole bound
less continent hi ours," and our limits are
bonndVl only by tbe desires and m Muxes of
those who seek our counsel and skill. Hence
our paths cross and re-cross each other, and are
in a thousand ways entertwined and interming
led. Collisions are imminent, not fiequent but
occasional. If we fol.'ow tbe well de fined land
marks set down for us, by our own unanimous
consent, they will very seldom occur. If, how
ever, we have an cverweenmg desire to amass
wealth, to increase our practice, to gain a wide
reputation for skill or for Cuvering a larger ex
tent of territory than our neighbor, we aie more
liable to overstep the bounds of professional
courtesy, and come into unpleasant contact with
oar professional brethren. If, moreover, at the
outset of our professional life, wc xealixe the re
sponsibility of the position we occupy, as mem
bers of a profession than which but me has any
higher claims or demand; if we rec. gaize it as
our duty to exert onr best abilities to maintain
its dignity and honor, to exalt its standing and
extend tbe bounds of its usefulness, and to
adorn tbe profession with the greatest purity of
character and the highest standard of moral ex
cellence, our professional greetings will always
b mummy rrtcodlyaml cordial; our gather
ings will be the arena for tbe exhibition of our
earnest efforts to contribute each his mite to the
onward progrets of our noble science; and our
consultations will be the ground upon which we
display our unselfish devotion to the alleviation
of the wants and woes of suffering humanity.
In accordance with these views all our inter
course with each otber should be free, frank,
cordial, always bearing in mind that none of us
are too oil to learn, anil none of us so young
but that we may communicate knowledge to
others. Wc should have no remedies or treat
ment for any dlea, but we arc willing and
free to communicate to any and all the members
cftbe fraternity. In consultations we should
indulge in no rivalry, jealousy, or pride of opin
ion. Tbe humblest member of the profession
khould be treated with all candor and respect.
never with haughtiness or superciliousness, the
peasant and the prioce sometimes
change places. Etiquette gives the at
tending physician tbe prominence in the case.
The consulting physician is called, not to quar
rel with the plan of treatment already famish
ed, nor yet to change it abruptly unless it be
imperiously demanded ; but to decide upon a
plan of medication to be followed, and for which
both counsel and attendant shall be equally res
ponsible; not to unsettle the confidence of the
patient or friends in their attending physician,
by wise looks, sly innuendies, or private confer
ences, bat to strengthen that confidence, al
lay fears, and quiet alarms ; net to ta.e tbe pa
tient under his own care, procuring by intrigue
cunning tbe withdrawal ot the attenutng
practitioner, but to aid the latter by his skill
and experience in restoring the patient to
health, over which he hs spent wearisome days
ana nignts or anxious watcmngs. consulta
tions are held fur the benefit of the patient pri
marily, seccndarily for the gratification of
friends, and they maybe made if properly con
ducted beneficial to both consulting and attend
ing physicians. Having made all necessary ex
aminations cf the patient both physicians should
retire to a private place for deliberation, and
having completed their consultation in regard to
diagnosis and plan cf treatment, tbe attending
physician snoula communicate the directions
agreed upon to the patient or the friends, as
well as any opinions which it may be thought
proper to express. No statement or opinions of
the case should be given to the patient or friends
by the consulting physician, except in the pre
sence of the attending physician nor without his
consent. Tbe propriety of this injunction is ob
vious. Counsel and physician aro cow blended
n one, and no attempt should bo made to se
parate them. Beth are now responsible alike
for the success or failure of the plan cf treat- j
meat mutually agreed unon. Moreover all dis
cussions in consultation should be held as secret
and confidential. Differences of opinion found.
errors exposed, or acknowledged, should never
be divulged nor should any of the parties to a
consultation .bywords cr manner.assert or insin'.
uate that any part of the treatment pursued
did not secure his assent, If honor or integn-
a-a f,,-, nnwliAM ikn. .1 1 ..- an..,
physicians in council, and the consulting physi- !
cian should mest carefully refrain from those J
extraordinary attentions and assiduities which j ti i,i.i . i;r r ,1 ,
ire too often practiced by the dishonest for the JohnMa was "' -mbcr of the so
base purpose of gaining applause, or ingratiat- cicty, acd the fee of $1000, and $300 be
ing themselves into the favor of famnies and in-i -idC3i was ;mmtdtatclv gubscriled by the
dividaals. Snch practices arc cot only dishon. i
orable and disgraceful to the fraternity, but congregation.
tend greatly to unsettle the confidence cf tbe
community generally in the profession.
in general one physician sbouia avoid visit
ing patients under the care of another physi
cian in his absence. If, however, for motives of
business or friendship a physician does visit a
patient under such circumstances, if he under
stand what belongs to professional courtesy, he
wm ooserve me strictest caution ana reserve.
He will make no meddling inquiries: give no
hints or insinuations relative to the nature or t
treatment cf the disease, cor will he pursue anv I
coirse of conduct that may directly or indirect-'
an I lj tnd to diminish the trust reposed in the phy
1 wo eiapiojcu.
So also, no physician should take charge of,
or prescribe for a patient who has rectntly been
under the care of another member of the facul
ty in the same illness, except in cases of sudden
emergency, (when his prescription will be only
for the urgent symptoms, or till the attending
physician returns,) or in consultation, or when
the attending physician has relinquished the
care, or has been regularly notified that his ser
vices arc no longer desired. The propriety of
this rule is obvious. If the physician be thus
p crmittcd, regardless of his neighbor, to step in
and prescribe fur his patient in his absence, and
this practice le followed up by the whole pro
fession, the practice of medicine becomes worse
shin idle. Tbe best prescription it is possible la
tcience and skill to make may be counteracted in
its good effects by the next, and the patieut be
comes a mere ftot ball to be kicked hither and
yon as different practitioners hit him on one
side cr the other. In tbe treatment of disease
there must be regularity. It is not a this? of
chance depending upon the cast of a die, nor is
it a matter to be trmcd with. It granU ana
tenons. Nor does toe want cf success in tbe
first stace of treatment afford evidence of a lack
of professional knowledge and skill. Many
diseases are naturally rrotracted, and difficult
of cure. If patients become dissatisfied when
they do not experience immediate relief, the
consulting physician should not countemnce oi
contribute to this dissatisfaction by unjust and
illiberal insinuations in relation to the practice
previously employed, or by himself consentini;
to prescribe for or take charge cf the patient
till all the conditions of the rule above give
have been fully complied with.Phys:cians should
deal frankly and in a manly way with each case
and inform the patient that our rules of etiquette
arc strict and imperative. Duty to ourselves, to
our profession and to our patients forbids their
violation. With scarcely an exception, such
frankness will suffice to altar all disgust, and
dignify and ennoble tbe profession in tbe esti
mation of patients and friends.
Co also iu regard to compensation for profes-
sionol labor, inasmuch as a regular tariff of
fees has been adopted by general consent or the
profession, it should be scrupulously observed.
To do otherwise is not only a violation of our
honcr as citizens, but derogatory tj our profc
sional dignity, as subjecting us to the whims or
ciprices of patients or friends. It should be
distinctly understood that the minim km of
rbysteians fees is fixed by mutuat agreement.
bindiog in all cases and under all circumstances
upon all tbe Sraternities, while the maximum is
lelt to be determined by individual cases.
In tine as tbe sum and essence of all profes
sional courtesy, the physician tkould bt a gen
tleman. In his intercourse with his patients,
with community, and with his prsfesienal breth
ren, be should be a otnlltman. This compre
hends aid comprises the whole ruat-ne -ol eti
quette in all its ramifications. If tbe physician
cultivate the gentleman in his deportment, he
will ast the gentleman in his professional inter
course, and seldom if ever will be be found vio
lating any, the least, of the rules laid down for
his admonition and warning.
More than usual religious interest exists
in Norwich, Hartford. Windsor, Bakers-
field, and West Brattlcbora
Key. O. F. Wright was installed paster ol
the Cong'l church in Hakcrsficld on Tuesday
the loth Tbe Sermon wis by Kev. E. .Mix,
Burlington ; Installing Prayer by Key. G.
B. Toiman. Sheldon ; Charge to Pastor, by
Rev. Edwin Wheeloek. Cambridce : Ritrbl
Hand, by Kev. A. B.Swift, Enoslurg : Ad
dress to people, by Rev. E. J. Comings,
Fairfield ; Concluding Prayer by Rev. Mr.
Truss of M. K. churcb, IJakerrfie'd.
Mr. Elias W. Hatch of Glover and Mr.
Ionard W. Brig bam of Troy were licensed
to preach by the Orleans Associatijn of
Congregational ministers, last week Tues
day Mr. llrigham is preaching at North
Troy, acd Mr. Hatch at East Berkshire.
The pastoral relation ol Rev A. A. Baker
with the CoogT church of Cornwall, was
terminated Wednesday by an Kccleriastical
Council convened for that purpose at his re
quest. Rev. Franklin Butler, for 17 rears pastor
of tbe Congregational Church in Wmdeor,
bat more recently an agent of tbe Cotonisa-
tion SoeKty, has been appointed chaplain of
tbe State Prison.
Rev. Dr. Strong, of New York, k likoly
to become rector of Immannel Church, Bel
Rev. John B. Kcrfoot was consecrated
Bishop of tbe Protestant Episcopal Diocese
of Pittsburg, Saturday, in tho city ot Pitts
burg. Bishop Elliott of Georgm announc s tbe
withdrawal of that dioecso from tbe eccle
siastical confederation of the Southern dio
cese and the return of Georgia to tbe Pro
testant Episcopal Church of tbe United
States. He is the oldtst of the Southern
Bihop s, and tbe others are expected to fol
low his lead, tho Bishors of Mississippi
immediately, and those of Virginia, South
Carolina and Florida at no distant day.
The new church erected by tbe joint Socie
ty of Unitarians and Universalists in Mont
pelicr, was dedicated on Thursday last. It
iso tasteful wooden building, seating 300
to -100 persons, and cost $15,000. Rev.
Miters. Frothingham of Brattleboro, and
Allen and Ballou of Montpclier were the
Within the last eight years the Methodist
Church in Middlcbury has received in full
connection one hundred and forty-four per
sons by profession of faith and sixty-eight by
letter, making two hundrcd,s.nd twelve per
sons. A movement is in progress in New York
to build a new church edifice for Dr. Bel
lows. Miee Olymphia Brown is the regularly or
dained and settled minister over a church in
Weymouth, Mass. The question has arisen
whether she can legally unite a couple in
marriage. The judiciary committee of tbe
Massachusetts Legislature have decided that
Rev. Colonel Granville Moody preached
last Sunday at the M. E. Church in Wash-
ington, and raised $10,000 for the comple
tion of the churcb. Among his hearers in
the morning was President Johnson, who
was a friend of Col. Moody in the darkest
days of the rebellion in Tennessee. When
the contributions were being taken up the
President emptied bis pocket-book into the
basket. His contribution was about $100.
At the conclusion of the serviced President
Rev. James P. Lane, pastor of the Con
gregational church in East Weymouth,
Mass., lately resigned because the members
ol bis church and society, contrary to his
desire, persisted in allowing rafHing at a
fair held to raise funds for the church. Tbe
council which was called, approved his
course, thanked bim for his "manly and
Christian stand" in opposition to raffling,
and expressed decided disappoval of "tho
injudicious appliances often connected with
The Gospel Banntr under the Lead ot
"Hopeful and Pleasant," mentions that in
Augusta, Me., three Ministers, a C-ongrcgn-tionalist,
an Episcopalian, and a Unitarian,
arc boarding together, with a lifelong Uni
vcrsalist for a landlord and a Catholic kitch
The organ of tho Jesuit order in Crnada,
states that tho Iato Father Tellier designated
in his will as his provmonsl successor as
Superior General of tho Order in America
Rev. Father Perron, rector oi the novicatc
at Sault aux Keeoilets. lie will therefore
act as Superior until the General of the
Order has been heard from at Rome.
The Roman Catholics arc laying hold of
the press in this country with great vigor.
Besides their journals already established,
the following new ones have appeared duriDg
the year ; The Catholic Standard at Phila
delphia, The Spectator at Washington, The ,
Catholic Monthly, The Calhofic World, Aee
Maria, Xomad, St. Louis Gnardian, Spare
Hours, Catholic Journal, (German,) and
The Old and yew WurlJ (German.)
Tbe Chicago papers report that the rcvi
val meetings in that city, are producing
considerable additions to tbe churebes. In
nine or ten uiuurrnt churches and missions
great interest exists and many persons arc
said to have been converted. In Ohio tbe
reTivnl movement is also vigorous.
Vebmo.it Politic. The Springfield Re-
publican is being made nowadays tbe vcLtele
of considerable useless information, or what
is worse than useless, by its Vermont corres
pondents Somebody who writes from St.
Johnsburr in its columns and signs himself
" Epictetns." undertakes to correct what lie
calls the conjectures" of the eorrespon
rlent from Bellows Falls who ran a drag net
f r congressional candidates through the
Second district the other day; and goes on to
make tome equally wild statements and con
jectures. He says :
" Neither Mr. Davis nor Mr. floss, whs was
brought forward as his rival, cor any other gen
tleman in this part of tbe State, we believe, bss
any intention of setting up a claim to tbe suc
cession. And the sixteen candidates enumerat
ed nave, under the fervid fires of your corres
pondent's imagination. like FalstafTs eleven
men in buckram, grown out of two.
The estimate of the status cf senatorial candi
dates in the several counties, is even 'ess re
liable. Additcn, Rutland and Bennington
counties were given to the support of Mr. Mor
rill ; whereas these counties are conceded by
the well-informed to be unanimously in favor of
Judge Poland. A gentleman whose official du
ties have called him into every town in Rutland
county, says he has not met a single Morrill
man. Bennington county has been claimed for
Mr. Morrill on the hypothesis that two or three
of the leading men whose influence largely gives
direction to the vote give bim their support.
All very well, save that the cooelosien must
fail because the premises are false. These very
men, whose nau-t. I Jbrbnr m mention, are ac
tive supporters of Judge PoCind. The ease in
brief stands as follows : Mr. Morrill will have
little support outside of Windsor, Windham and
Orange counties, and will lose as many votes in
these counties as he carries elsewhere in the
While Kpictetue was making it strong
why did be nut do it thoroughly, and set
down the State as unanimous for Judge Po
land ? To declare any one county as "un-
animonsly" in favoi of cither Judge Poland
or Mr. Morrill, shows great ignorance, or
great recklessness. We venture to say that
"the well informed" who concede the coun
ties of Addison, Rutland and Bennington,
to the unanisms tuppott of Judge Poland,
are themselves strongly committed to bim as
a candidate, and careful to Irern nothing un
favorable to his prosrects. The chancel
through which this unanimous information
was collected mav have something to do
with its value. Suppose, for instance, that
Mr. Joseph Poland bad been the gentleman
who was called (as we believe he recently
has Wen) by bis official duties as collector
of Internal Revenue, into the various towns
of Rutland Coutitv. Of course those who
do not consider the Judge the only good man
for U. S. Senator would not feel called upon
to go and sav to to his brother. The press
ure of his official duties, or something else,
too, might possibly make him a little bard of
hearing for unpleasant expressions on the
subject. He might thus go through every
town in that or in any other county and ob
tain only the opinions which agrco with bis
own ; and his report consequently xould be
not of tie utmost conetivablo value, as a
source of information.
Wc presume Mr. Morrill's friends do not
make tbe mistake of claiming any county as
"unanimously in bis favor;" but wc believe
they are well satisfied with the state of pub
lie opinion on tLc Senatorial question in the
countiss named, and in several others, and
have good reason to be so.
Settcii or Ge.v. ilirrLEr. at W asiii.ngto.v.
In his address to the Soldiers' and Siil
ors Convention at Washington on Tuesday
evening, Gen. Butlci paid his respects to
Gen. Lee and Jeff. Davis in his usual pun
gent style. In discussing the case of Gen.
Lec be referred to his education at the ex
pense of tLc country his former position as
a pet of the government, the confidant of
Gen. Scott and depository of his sccrets
and continued :
" What it the plea to be interposed in favor
of this man? The rights of secession T that
he went with his State? But suppose that
that pica is a false one ; what shall wc say
then? Robert E. Ltc resigned his eommis-ion
on the 19th cf April, 1S61, at the same time
thatour neighbors were murdered in Balti
more. On the 17th day of the same April Vir
ginia had passed an ordinance of secession,
which was not to take effeat until voted on by
the people cn the third Tuesday ot May, five
weeks afterward. Oa the 19th of April. I say.
Gen. Le resigned his commission, or rather it
was accepted on that day, after it had been
through the various offices cf the department ia
Washington, and on the 22d of Aprilhe was ap
pointed Commander-in-Chief cf the rebel forces
in Virginia. His State bad not then seceded,
but on the contrary, he, at the point of the bay
onet, carried her oat of the Union and forced
the Tote on the third Tuesday of May following.
And yet there has not been strength enough in
this government, so far a government that
could put a million men in the Cell at once, and
that did In the last campaign pat into the field
one million six hundred thousand men to bring
that to trial and ascertain whether or not
treason is a crime and ought to le punished.
I put it to you, fellow-soldiers, as military
men, whether deserting the flag of cur nation
and taking service within two days afterward
in the ranks of tbe enemy is not a military
crime, for which a man is amenable to a mili
tary tribunal ? I think there can tc co doubt
upon that question. I would like to sec him
tried for that military offense. I do not think
that any subsequent parole, got cut of too
much credulity that the time had not come to
surrender the northern army of Virginia, would
bo a good plea. I desire to see that man tried
so that it may be understood hereafter that it is
death upon tbe gallows for any man to desert
his nag ana take service with the enemies of his
country. (Great applause.)"
Of Jefferson Davis the General said :
" Turn we to another man, fjr whom there
are other considerations of excuse to Jeffersoa
Davis, educated in the like school, (unfortunate,
perhaps, for the school that it should have two
such pupils,) who went into the military ser
vice of his country, where he behaved .honorably
and well. I do not know but that I might have
to apply to him the saying of a rough Whig to
Arnold, in the days or the Revolution. Arnold
asked him what would be done to him if he was
caught by the Americans. ' Why, said th-s
Whig, I think we should bury the leg that
was wounded at Quebec with all the honors of
war, and hang the rest of you on a gibbet So
with Davis. We might hive to bury, with tho
honors of war, one arm that was wounded ia
Mexico, and hang tbe rest of him. Laughter
and applause. He had the plea, however,
which the soldier had not that his State hall
Waiting until Mississippi went out, Jefferson
Davis quits tbe halls of Congress to take the of
fice of Provisional President ia the Confederate
States an offi:e created and made ready far
htm as soon as he should be ready to take it.
He, all-powerful in the Confederacy, with a will
of iron, with prayers and proclamations to the
Divine mercy on his bps. stands brand sees our
comrades starved and murdered day by day. I
thick it is of co gTeat consequence whether it
can be proved or not that he directly ordered
it. Certain it is that it could cot have been
done if he did cot wish it. He sees the horrors
of Andersonville and does nothing to prevent
them. Whether or not he had any complicity
in the last great act of infamous guilt, the mur
der of the President, no man may yet know.
Cut whether he had or not, I desire to see him
tried by a military commission, as the tribunal
which arose out of the power that he evoked for
the purpose of severing the Union. I should
like to see the crime of the civil magistrate who
deserts his pest and levies war against his coun
try cot only made odious but punished on the
gallows, sa that no Representative or Senator
shall hereafter in these halls plot treason and
execute it outside."
Cor. of tho Free Tress.)
WxntxoTO.'t, D. C.Jan. 23, 1SC6.
Dear i'rte Prttt:
The vote on the suffrage bill fsr this Dis
trict surprised everybody. Half ef the Republi
cans in the House the other day, voted to post
pone the decision until ApriL But the Demo
crats would not hear to this; they saw, or
thought tbey saw a vantage to themselves in
forcing upon the Union party the clean issue of
equal rights; and that party has taken up the
glove. If negro suffrage succeeds in its trial
here, it will fail nowhere else. As in the war.
so ia thesettltment of the war, we make pro
gress. i New England State last fall sacrificed its
prejudices" for the peace ef the country, and
denied tbe franchise to its col red citizens.
That State, we may now expect, will not be be
hind in supporting Congress in the position now
taken, and carrying out the principle of equal
ity before the law for the race.
Senator Doolittle has made an elaborate
speech in support ef the President's views, and
Senator Wade has replied to him in a speech do-
full justice to the patriotism, honesty and
wisdom of the President so fir as he has gone.
But in his view something mere needs to be
done, and it is not strange if the President, in
the stringent measures needed, would rather
fellow than lead ; ia other words, throw the re
sponsibility on Congress. He thinks too, that
we expect too much of human nature, when we
think that the bitter enmities against the Gov
ernment which have burned like a furnace with
in the bounds of the confederacy far the last
four years, can turn iato patriotic fire, in a
night. The greatest miracle in tbe Bible is that
of the similar conversion oi one man St, Paul,
The advocate of immediate restoration are claim
ing a fir greater miracle in as radical and sad
den a conversfoa of a whole nation. AH
should read the forceful, clear and manly utter
ances of Senator Wade in this speech, and say
whether theythink our Government ought now
to be given into the hards of its beaten enemies,
or the Southern States restored without the
strongest guaranties of actual and enduring
change, which Constitution! Amendments
W. L C.
The Fenuns. The recent news from across
the water, that three of the Fenians now
serving out their time in the British jails
bd been flogged in prison, has cot tended
to quiet tho feelings uf the brotherhood. At
a meeting at Newark, N". J.,last week, Gen.
Sweeney plainly threatened a Canadian in
vasion. A report of the meeting savs :
When the General hinted that it would not
be a bad thing to give her Majesty's Governor
General and Mr. D'Arcy McGee a taste of the
treatment meted to Clarke, Luby and O'Dono
van Ressa, the whole audience rose to their feet
and cheered again and again for the success of
the movement and in appreciation cf the stern
determination of the veteran hero Sweany and
hb armless sleeve.
President Roberts said that under Sweeny
Fenianism was certain to mark its came in his
tory and avoid being jotted down as a vapid
acd finall evaporated institution. It would not
do to let the great strength now available fritter
away uselessly or in a Quixotic manner. Let
the Brotherhood now sustain the soldier, give
him the muskets, and in ninety days he will
give them hostages for their helpless brothers
cow in Dartmoor hulks.
Major Halpine makes in his paper.the Sew
York Citizen, the following somewhat
startling announcement :
"We tell the American people aad they have
heretofore found us pretty accurate prophets in
everything relative to the Fenian cause that be
fore ten ictekt there uilt tetometrhere an
nA Republic ezitlina on the face of the earth.
with a thg, an army, a pert of entry and cxit,a
navy of privateers, and the tacit encourage
ment both of France and the United States in
the prosecution of belligerent acts against Great
Britain. Let co cne ask us for the present
where this Republic will be located, for we can
not answer. It must be called a republic to
warrant the flag and fleet, but will only really
be used as an immediate basis of operation fcr
the transfer of active hostilities to the Canadian
and Irish soils. A word to the wise is enough.
And cow, while the quid ounes grow excited,
the wie will await developments, giving liberal
ly cf their means to aid the cause; nor will they
have to tarry long fur tbe fulfillment of all that
we herein foreshadow."
Mxxtco. Advices vi.a S.in Francisco from
the Western States of Mexico to the ICth
insL, announce the capture by the republi
cans ef tbe town of Alamos, in the rich silver
mining region of Sonora, and the defeat of
the imperialists by General Morales at Ma
tarptic. Morales, however, it is added, was
sulsequcntly badly defeated by an imperial
force. The commander of the French squa
dron at the nicuth of the Rio Grande has
entered bis protest against the late affair at
Bigdad, and the transmission thither of
United States troops after its capture to
The N. Y. Times' t Washington correspon
dent says the representatives " are a splen
did lot of mm, taking the whole Houso
through, with less useless timber than has
been itnt hero for a number of years past."