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VOL. XXXIV. NEW SERIES VOL. XII.
BURLINGTON, VT FRIDAY MORNING-, FEB. 9, I860.
NUMBER THIRTY THREE
Po sweet sbe is, so sweet and fair,
,ucli glow a4 glory graee her lair,
I often used to wish she were
A little more divine.
I sadly wished in ber to ate
A little lew of giggling glee.
A little lee of coquetry.
Ami pertnc-s',3, i design :
T wicked that (be hail learnt at reboot,
Not, bow to win men and to rale
By making wise ones play the Cool,
And foolish ones adore;
Bat bow to UK the charm sbe bad
la cheering bans that etawre sad.
And nuking one heart always glad.
And blest forevermore.
I wifchrd bnt wishing m a trade
for boys and simple maidens made;
And, if I tried it, I'm afraid
I could not set ber free
From all tbc tricks and trumperies
That keep her nature in disguise.
And will not M her cast ber eyes
On quiet folk like me.
Tins oni:-bvki m:kvant.
A STORY TOI.D TO A CHILI).
BT JUS INUELOW.
Do you tee those two pretty cottages on
opposite aide uf the (Simmon? How bright
their windows are, and how pretty tho vinea
trail over tbeut. A r go one of them was
the dirtuxt and Di t forlorn-looking place
you can imagine. and r niutress toe most
Sue wax once siuing ut her cottage door,
with her arm; luidid. as if she were deep in
thought, though to look at ber face one
would not have supposed she wan doing more
than idly watching the swallow u tbey
avtcd id the hut, clear air. Her gown
torn and shabby, her shoes down at the
beejg. the little curtain in ber casement,
which haJ 0O becn frf sn 8ml white, had
a great rent " ' n1 altogether she looked
jioor and lorloi :
She cat some ti."e gung across the com
mon, when all of a "'ddea he beard a little
aoine. like mitohine-. C tbc ground, She
looked down, and sitting on the faoreter.uuicr
a wall-flower bush, eke saw luciunniemmtie
man possible, with a blue t a yellow
wnist-coat, and red boots ; be ha d got a small
shoe on bis lap, and he was stitebfog "way
at it with all bis might.
"Good morning, mistress !' said the little
man. "A very line day. Why may you be
looking so earnestly across the common?"
'1 was looking, at my neighbor's cottage,"
said the young woman.
"What! Tom.thegaidener's wife? little
Polly, she used to be called ; and a Tery
pretty cottage it was too ! Look? thriving,
"She was always lucky,' said Bella (for
that was the young wife's name) : "and ber
husband is always good to ber.
"Tbey were l-olh good husbands at first,"
interrupted the little cubbkr, without stop
ping. ' Reach me my awl, mistress, will
you, for you seem to have nothing to do ; it
lie? close by your foot."
. Tl." 1 1 . . I... ,1 . ... 1 ...I.
IICU, KMtM BifcJ UUI MHJ HWO UUtU
Terr good husbands at first," replied I tells,
reaching the awl with a sigh ; "but mice
hss changed for tbe worn and ber's for tbe
better : and tben, look bow she thrive.
Only to think ol our both being married on
the Fame day; and now I've nothing, and
he has two pigs and a "
"And a lot of flax that sbe spun in tha
winter," interrupted tbe cobbler ; "and a
Sunday gown, as good green stuff as ever
tvas ceen. and, to my knowledge .a handsome
silk b.",ndttCTC"l ur an spron ; and a red
waistcoat for ber good man, with three rows
of blue glass buttons, and a flitch of bacon
in the cbimnev, and rope of r mone."
"0, she's a" locky woman'" exclaimed
"Ay, and a tea-tray, with Daniel in tbe
Lion's den upon it," continued the eobtler ;
"and a fat baby in the crau'e."
"O, I'm sure I don't envy ber that last,"
said Bella, pettishly. "I've little enough
fur myself sod my Lutband, letting alone
"Whr, mistress, isn't your husband in
work ?"' asked the cobbler.
No ; he's at the ale house "
" Why, how'i that? he used to be very
sober. Can't be get work ?
" He last master wouldn't keep Irim, be
cause be was so snaooy.
" Hmnph !"' said tbe little mail. " He" is
a groom, is be not ? Well, as I was faying,
-our neighbor opposite thriTcs wonderfully ;
no wonder! Well, I've nothing to do
. - er jieople'i! secrets ; but I could tell
with oi. 'm busy, and mutt go'
Tw, only rue u:W ?" cried tbc young
" Could tel. sibbier, don't go. for I're
wife. "0, good v "ray tell ine why it's no
gut nothing to do. lirire!"
wonder that she should . co business of
" Well," said he, "it's M before, it's
mine, you know, but as I fa. v servant
no wonder people thrive who have 'Iwtys
a hard working one, too who is ..
helping tbetn." 1
"A fervant!" reneated llll"m
neighbor has a servant ! Xo wonder, then,
everything looks so ner.t about ber; but I
never saw this servant. I think you must
be mistaken ; beside-, hw could she afford
to pay ber wages?"
" ice Us a tenant, I say," ninuicd tbo
cobbler "a one-eyed servant but sbo pays
her no wages, to my certain knowledge.
Ii o)l, good morning mistress, I mutt go."
"Do stop one minute.'" cried Belli, ur
gently " where did tbe get this servant''"
'Oh, I don't know," said the cobbler
'servants are plentiful enough, and Polly
uses ber's well, I can tell you."
"And what docs she do lor her ?"
"Do for her? Why. all sorts of things
I think she's tbc cause of her prosr-critv.
To my knowledge, she nevet refuses to do
anything, keeps Tom's and Polly's clothes
in oeautuui order, ana ttic baby's."
"Dear me!" said Bella, in an envious
tjne, and holding up both her hands,
""ft ell, she is a lucky woman, and I always
'fid to. She takes good care I shall never
ber feVrant. What sort of a rervant is
a. and bow came sbe to have only one
.",t run in her fainilv," taid tbe cobbler,
stitching busily ; "tbcyarc all eo one eye
a piece; yet they make a very good use of
it, and Pully'g servant lias four cousins who
are blind stone blind ; no eyes at all ; and
tucy some times come and help ber. l'rc
fetn them in tLe cottage mytclt, and that's
Ijow I'olly gts a good deal r ber money.
-j ..w. rue iak(S wuot the'
t oomidcr. "well then, I (ball not wonder
j 1 cculd intct with a fcc-cyed sctvant for
you like your neigulior s ; Jjut it may be
several cots wtorc i can ; and inu.u. mis.
trtfc, I'm to have a di:h of curdi."
"Yes, and some whipped cream, too," rc-
' rlicd liena, lull cl joy.
' The cobbler tben took en all bis tools
wrapped them in his leather npron, walked
Ubind tbe wall floner.snd disappeured.
Bella was so dcligbtsd, elic could not sleep
!.- 1. . r.. : ,, i .
i"r joy. Jicr uufuana fcarcely
uon uiu uuute, sue nau matte it so bngnt
and clean ; and by night she bad washed
the curtain, cleaned tbc window, rubbed
the fitcWrons, sanded the floor, and ret a
great jug of hawthorn in blofsom on the
The neit morning Bella kept a sharp
lookout both for the tiny cobbler and on her
neignuor s botite, to sec if she cob Id pots'
bly catch a glinis of the one-eved eervant.
iut, no nothing could she sec but her
neighbor sitting in her rocking thair, with
ber baby on ber knee, working.
At last, wLcn she was quite tired, sbe
beard the voice of tbe cobUer ontficic. Shu
ran to the door, and cried out
"O, do, pray eomo in, fir, only look at
"Really," said tbc cobbler. looking round
"I declare I should hardly have known it
tbc sun can sbinc brightly now through
the clear glass ; and what a sweet smell of
"Well, and my one-eyed servant ?" asked
JMla you remember, 1 hope, that I can't
pay ber any wages have vou met with one
that will come?"
"All's right," replied the little man, nod
ding. "I've got ber with me."
"Uot Iier with you," replied Bella, look
ing round, "I lce nobody."
"Look, here she is!"' said the cobbler,
holding up something in his hand.
Would you believe it? tbe one eyed ser
vant was nothing but a Needle.
GEO. W.4. C. C. BENEDICT,
ruiions .isd rtoraiErtas.
FRIDAY MOBKINO- FEB. 9. ISCC.
I amount on hand paid only tic previous tar J The resolution was then adopted by a vote
of 0 cents a gallon. Tbo commission think
a tax of one dollar n gallon will produce
more revenue than a larger tax would.
iirosu irauiia on the revenue prevail now
which must be guarded agiinst by new
enactments. They present a bill for this
purpose, which they admit docs nut in some
of its essential features suit " a portion of
the distilling interest of tbc country, and
their opposition to it may 1 fairly ex-
reeled." They add:
The securing of a Urge revenue from distilled
Itcport of the Iteicuuc Ccmmi-slon
Under authority of an act of Congress
tbc Secretary of tbo Treasury appointed
David A. "Wells, of New York, Stephen
Colwell of Pennsylvania, Samuel S. Hayes of tr'ri,s '? tLe United Sta,e9, " bsIutely r.cces-
..t v n uii:. r ....v... ... . " -' V Iu""f"" "'.'"S """"
....uv,iu.i..l ui wBiweuumu, i pun lor innpiifying the internal revenue sys-
it special commission to investigate tbc subject
of the nvenue, and to rejort en tbc best
mode of raising the money needful for the
wants o'f the government. The commission
was organized in June, 1803. None of its
members belonged to Congress. Their re.
port, recently made, shows great ability and
industry. It embodies tbc results of the
labor of six month, and contains informa
tion derived from examinations under oath
of cxtensno manufacturers, merchants and
employees of the revenue service, with an
instructive analysis of tbercvenue provisions
of Great Britain and France. Some very
glaring defects and errors of our own sys
tem arc pointed out, by remedjing which
FaEUEaicA Bkedeb was born in 1802, at
Abo, ha Finland, before that province was
taken by ltnf.-ra. She was for many yeans
a teacher in a school in tbe southern pirt
of the kingdom. Sbo early manifested an
aptitude for writing, but it was not until
128 that she Tenturcd to pnblish a book.
Her first work was entitled "Pictures of
Daily Life, and at once attracted attention.
In 131 the Swedish Acadeuv voted ber a
gold medal as a token of their appreciation
of ber talent. Few writers of no higher
ability have met with so Much success be
yond tbc boundaries of their native land.
A large number of her works have been trans
latcd into French, (Jerman and BngJith, and
some of them into Dutch an Italian. Mis
Bremer spoke with fluency, French. German
ana nngusn. anu in tier travels had made
many friends in the various countries, where
her works have been so widely circulated.
On her visit to tbe United States in 1X50
and 1851, she was most cordially welcom
ed. Sbe expressed ber gratitude and ber
appreciation ol ns in iter "Homes of tbe
New World,"' which sbe published in 1353.
ilsny Americans will feel a sincere personal
griet at bearing of her death.
Tbe Slhohim. Cjkmv.iI at Bosto.v. We
scsll venture to assert that there is no ilace
like Boston for a sleigh ride ; and when we
cay Ikstnn we include its suburbs. Our
roads and avenues are nuticrcus. wide, of
precisely tbe right length, lor they can be
made as short or long as may be desired,
and arc connected witb hoUIs and stopping
niaece tnat are Kept ny ttie ngbt sort ot
landlords. There is no phase of tbc sleigh
ride that is not met, while our stablers
never fail to be up to tbc demand for teams.
Touching teams, where can better be seen ?
Who has an eyo for "tbe racy thing" like a
Boston stabler? Single, double, four-in
land, eight cr twelve if wanted whatever
the order, it can be filled. And tben tbe
pnrs'e fit-outs where shall be found more
taste, elegance, gaiety, dash, character,
liberality ? Xot in Gotham because that fes
tive town has but the slightest chance for
the sleigh ride ; its sleighing carnival is on
ly so in name. It has little winter and less
snow. Not in Western cities, for such
h&vc not yet readied tbc level of the thing.
Only in and about our own good aty can be
seen tbc pleasure of sleigh-ridinj in its gen
uine spirit and glory.
The scene on the Mill-P.itn between 2 and
5J oclock yesterday wae lively in the ex
treme. It was not so much who was as who
was not there. A little of everybody was
out, and often the Everybody family entire
seemed to be passing or repassing. Tbc
fleetest nags, tbc spankingest sleighs, tbo
prettiest girls and the most dashing men
fitted as it were before the observer in be- j
wildering succession. At one moment the
single teams streamed towards tbe suburlis
with a speed almost imaginative, followed
by an cigbt-in-band from Garcelon's model
cstablifhmcnt. Close upon this was E. V.
Bailey's $000 team, with its sjan of dash
ing tniaials. all mettle and fire, its driver
glowing witb pr;de and satisfaction. Scarce
ly had this sped out of sigLt, before a Rever
end D. I)., shortly to leave for California,
wbifked past witb tbe momentum and pren
tigc cf z comet, passing sundry establish
ments which ordinarily pass fir first class.
Kelt came a well known merchant who has
fe his pile and divides Ji;s affections te
nia. 'iW2C-flesh and wife-Utah, but prc
tween ytu the former. Soon a'ltcr
ponderstt'- Uejar C. 0. Kocers with bis
wcobserveu 'lisj.a,,ng a still and speed
hand seme leCm AiT!t)a Vnix 01 sI1
which were tbn ,. Hf-
who beheld it. and i",ts ff? 8"?
tbo commission believe that a larger revenue
can be obtained than now is, and with less
expense to the Treasury and lar less annoy
ance to the eople tban is now experienced.
Any thing like a synopsis of this lung and
elaborate document is out of the question
for oar limits. "We can notice but t: few
points and gho a few extracts interesting
from tbc important . r ct.rioi.s iufortaation
which tbey contain.
Tbe want of reliable commercial statistics
ii dwelt upon, and some grots disagreements
between certain reports and tbe actual Rets
are pointed out, and tbe importance of gov
ernmental prjvi-iun for the accumulation and
publication of reliable knowledge is urged.
Tbe analysis of tbe British system of rev
enue shows tbe change which was gtadualiy
brought about therein. Instead of laying
heavy duties on raw material needed for the
sustenance of tbc laboring population and
for the oicrations of tbc manufacturers, and
putting excise duties on almost every thing
made at borne, as the practice was thirty or
forty years ago, the later policy ha been to
leave tLe trade in raw materials for borne
use at free as possible, to put tbe duties on
foreign manufactured aiticleo, and to lay
excise duties mainly on a very rew articles
of luxury, which long experience has shown
the people would use, cheap or dear.
Tbe free trade which the British iioliticians
are all the while preaching up so vociferous
ly to other nations, thus appears to be a
virtual protection to their onn manufactur
ing interests. Tbey want other nations to
let in British mannfacturers without dutr
because the British manufactures arc allowed
to get from abroad raw materials for thtir
work at as little expeue as possible. Tbe
free trade they practice for themselves is a
very different thing from that which tbey
preach for otbe rs.
ice rrencn system dincls in some partic
ulars from the English, yet embodies the
tame essential principles.
Proceeding to a consideration of our own
Xational revenue system, as it now is, tbc
Commissioners remark at the ontset, as fol
tern and nlievins tbe ccncral icdustrv cf the
country lion a burden or taxation which must
inevitably result in disaster. So industrial in
terest in the country can bctte r sustain the Lur-
den of taxation than distilled spirits. The
prtceucms ot an other countries are unirurm in
l'avorof taxing spirits to the maximum consis
tent with revenue ; and while any relaxation of
tbe law on the one hand, dees cot benefit the
consumer, its stringent enforcement with a re
gulation of the business will not diminish the
amount vhich appetite cr inilctfrinl mvp1tv
demands for consumption. If it be ursed tbit
tbe bill as reported bv tbe commission is too
restrictive of small private interests, and as im
posing large additional restrictions and expenses
upon all engaged in the business, it may be re
plied that the amount of good which must ine
vitably accrue to tbe whole country by the
course recommended if the me will insure an
enforcement of tte law ani the collection of the
revenue is sufficient to justify a disregard of
the ittmsts of a comparatively small number of
inuniuuiK. ine commission, therefore, ex-
prat the hope that Congress will not too nudi
ty listen to tbe appeals of those who are more
aaxioui to suostrve their own interests than the
mttrests of tbe country.
Tbe commissioners j ropose to have a
great number of articles now taxed, and
which bring in comjiarativcly a small
amount witb much expense and vcxatijn,
exempted from tax altogether, and many
petty licenses abolirbcd.
The stamp system prous very productive,
and by far tbe largest portion of the income
from it is from tbe sale of small priced
stamps, of one and two cents each. Tbe
match manufacture, which requires a one 1
cent stamp on a jackage of W matches,
ab-orbs an immense amount. One match
manufacturer during the last six months,
used stamps to the value of 10,;i jO.
Tbe important subject of frauds on the
revenue is also treated of and a thorough
revision of the system is urged. The impor
tance of making the tenure of offiVc in many
cases connected witb tbe mcnuc service
permanent (a thorough competency for the
place being made sure) instead of as uncer
tain as any thing can be, as the practice
now is, and of disconnecting it with political
relations, is presented witb force. Many
t pies of this able document we cannot now
allude to. We are sure it must priiJuce a
strong impression on tbc minds of members
of Congress and on intelligent citizens generally.
of 120 to 40, tbc minority including several
who had spoken agiinst it.
Of tbc forty-six who voted against this
amendment only seven are known as Repub
licans, viz., Messrs. Eliot and Baldwin of
Massachusetts, Hale and Raymond of Xew
io:k, Jcnkcs of Rhode Island, and Rousseau
and Green Clay Smith of Kentucky. Five
others were elected as I'nion men, and
sometimes vote with tbc Republican?, ir.,
Xocll of Missouri, Randall qfKertucky,
Latham and Whaley of West Virginia, and
Phelps of Maryland.
Several of the republicans voting in the
negative, arc old and thorough going anti
flavcry men, whose vote could not have been
given from any opposition to a grant of suf
frage to tbc negroes. It is to be noticed
that tbc amendment does not provide for se
curing the right or privilcg- of suffrage on
the same conditions to all men no matter of
nhatraceor color as engLt to be done.
Virtually, it only presents tbe inducement
to any State here hitherto a great body of
tbc population has been counted in makin"
up tbe congressional qiou, tii ju!i debirr ed
from all political pj,ver, to giant
the right of sutr.-ag- t) sjL-h hither
to proscribed classes, in order to se
cure for tbe Slate a h.-gcr rcprCM-uUtion
in Congress f an it eoali otherwise bare.
Saying nothing of tie csscntiul quality of
this motite, opinions will .liffjr as to how it
may operate in practice. It is at least csk
cacable that those who now have tbe entire
political power of a State in their own ban ds
will prefer to retain it trough witb a Ics- j
sened rcprcseoUtijn in Congress-rather
than to admit to pr.i.pitia a popula
tion which will be sure to divide tbat power
with its present p 'ncssjrs. if nit to take it
entirely away from them.
We hope, at least, that the subject will be
more thoroughly discussed in the Senate
than it has been in tbe House. The debate
there has been very diffused, ocm pied a
great deal more with other matters than
with tbc amendment itself, and, considering
the importance of the ameodment.Tcry brief
on its real merits.
Vermont State Tcacher Association.
Tbe State Teachers' Association held
IGth annual cession at Brattleboro last week,
January 30th, 31st and February let,
was largely attended and appears to have
Uen a very pleasant and profitable occasion
From the reports ol the Secretary, Mr. New
land, which wo find in the Rutland Herald
we condense tbo following account of pro
ceedings. Gcu. John W. Phelps, viee-prcsi
dent of tbc Association, presided in the at
scnoeoltbo president. The opening ad-
drcwi was ono of welcome by Rev. Mr. Froth-
ingbaia of Brattloboro.
Gen. Pheljis responded in ttkalf of tic
Association, in a very happy vein, reviewing
the history of education in this State from
tbe first idanting of the colony down to the
formation of tbe Board of the Education m
1856 ; and giving a sketch of tLe history of
tbe Association of which tbo following is an
make market, and buvs all
"Only think," said Bella, almost ready
to cry with vexation, "and I've not got a
soul ,t do anything fur me ; bow hard it
Is'" xnd she took up her npron to wipe
away her tears.
Ihe cobbler looked attentively at her.
'Well, you arc to be pitied, certainly," be
ill. h ri i Trr-m -.., . 1 , ,,
- " - - " vi iu tucu a uurrv
' O, do go on, pray were you going to
say j-oucauld help mc? I have heard that
your people are fond of curds and whey,
and Iresh gooseberry syllabub. Xow, if you
would help mo, trust me tbat there should
Ixrtbs mott beautiful turds and whey set
evetrnigbi for you on the be-artb; and
nobeiy should ever look when you went and
''Why. you tee," said tbc cobbler hetitat
'my people arc extremely particular
ttjout in short, about cleanliness, mistress ;
and your house is not what one would call
fery clean. Xo offence, I bgpe?"
Bella blushed deeply. "Well, but it
tbould bo always clean lfyou would every
w or my life I would wash the floor, and
and it, and tbo hearth should be whiter
washed as white as snow, and tbc windows
ebuncd." " '
"Well," said the cobbler, seeming to
merous. Jtatcly Looby-.
to tbe aspect, Madam and .
viewing from within the ranid nroci
drivers and driven with intense and
bred dissatisfaction. One bindsotno lawyer,
out for the day, and about 20 out at that,
narrowly escaped a taste of "made land" by
his horse standing upright t take a view of
i , K country, be descended
finally, however, and took bis place in the
fleet procession. The butcher toy and bis
rung were not so conspicuous as formerly. A
baker's cart supplied his place in noiso and
gesticulation, and with a bob-tailed animal
whisked by several fancy arrangements as
impertinently as Bnccefsl'nily. As be left
one after another behind, his sarcastic obser
vations thrown over iiis shoulder were pro
fuse and unrefined. Up and down, hither
and thitber the gay and glittering pageunt
moved till darkcess clo'ed it in. Boston
Post, Feb. 1st.
ElTElOKbLVlKV SfRCICAI. OrEtATIOX.
One or tbo most extraordinary surgical oper
ations that lias ever been performed in this
country was recently successfully accom
plished in tbe General Hospital in this city,
by Dr. Aiken?. The case in question is that
of n young woman who had been afflicted
with an ulcerated bed for some seven years.
The doctor proceeded to cut away all tbe
diseased portion of tbc heel, completely rc-
moTing tbc roots or the ulcer, iho next
thing to bo done was to 11 up tho cavity, into
which a good-siicd potato might be placed,
with healthy flesh- The foot was according
ly tightly tied up to the hip, and a largo
P,c5 9rah Partially removed from tbo hip
and laid into the cavity ; j,i H ,l,7v
flap on one eidc, or more properly end, sew
ed to the lip of the cavity, tho onposite cart
nfenurKC left still .ai:'' 7. -i t i ? 1 r
The duTusenees of tbe present revenue sys
tem of the United States is doubtless one of its
greatest imperfections, and under it tbe exemp
tion of any ax tide from taxation is the excep
tion rather than the rule. To assert this, how
ever, is no reflection on tbe jaJgmcnt or ekdl
of its authors. The system was framed under
circumstances of such pressing necessity as to
afford but little opportunity for any careful and
accurate investigation cf the eourcci of reven
ue; but it has most certainly accomplished the
attainment of the end designed, namely, tbe
raising of revenue; and the country to-day ia
undoubtedly receiving by taxation far no re rev
enue tban is necessary for its legitimate expen
ditures. As a success, therefore, our prtnt
revenue system is a most honorable testimonial,
cot only to tbc wisdom of its authors, but to
the patriotism of the people who not only en
dured hut welcomed the csrdcLS it imposed up
A system cf taxation, however, to diffusive as
the present one, necessarily entails a system of
duplication of taxes, which in turn leads to an
undue enhancement of prices ; a decrease both
o: production and consumption. and consequent
ly of wealth; a lctrktion of exportatiocs and
of foreign commerce; and a large increase in
the machinery and ezrense of the revenue col
Iceted. In respect to the injurious influences of this
duplicatian of tmts upon tbc industry of the
country .the commission cannot speak too strong
ly. Its ttlect has aR-eady been mcst injurious.
It threatens the very existence even witb the
protection of inflated prices and high tariff cf
many branches of industry; al with a return
of the trade and currency of the country to
anything approximating i.s normal condition, it
must, by checking d;velapment, prove bijhly
disa. -tlcao given of the Injurious
The illusti --Uipllcation of taxes on
operation of this hl very striking,
manufactured aiticlts, ii. 'cs is thus
The cost ol the manufactured arti. " !di
in several important instances, among wu.
ere books and umbrellas, raised so as to ex
ceed all duties and charges 03 tbc same ar
ticles made abroad. In some cases the for
eign article can be laid down here at about
half tbc price of the same article inado at
home. A change of the system or an aban
donment or the manufacture to foreign na
tions is unavoidable. The ill adjustment or
the tariff and tbe excise is now in many
cases so glaringly in favsr or tbc foreign
manufactures as to demand a prompt and
radical remedy. After making such correc
tions in the tariff as arc necessary the com
mission estimates that considering the growth
of our population and tho rcadinefg of our
people to buy desirable foreign articles when
tbey can pay for them, tbo revenue from
customs for the year 1807 will be not less
than $130,000,000. The amount or internal
revenue for tho fiscal yearof 1865 was over
$211,000,000. For 1800 it :s cjectcd to
Tbc increase thus far from tbe xasc on
dis:illcd spirits, though large is but a small
Za?eJ&l' might have been had not
as kept in this nmiltinn . -.i- Concrefs. after it became apparent to fvcry-
j ......... ..v. ui mo mp bad com
Tbe foot was
meccca aunenng to mat ot the foot. Tho
laieer was men cut uownirom the hip and
strange though it may appear to the unpro
fcssional reader, a complete cure is about to
result from this extraordinary Eurgical oper
ation. The heel presents a very neat, and,
it may cextainlybo-said, a creditable " an
pcarance ; and in a lew days the skin along
tbe edges will be completely healed up. The
cavity in tbe hip, caused by the removal of
the flesh to be put into the. heel, is also ra
pid filling u. Toronto UaJfr, Dec. 22.
body that a Iarpc tax would bo laid on that
ar.'icle, spent several months in adjasting tbc
dctai's ol a voluminous Internal revenue lvw
and ia disputing particularly about Lie
" whiskey iaXi" Lelore enacting anjthini
Tbe dis tillers drove the business meanwbiVi
to tho u tmost, so as to accumulate a Etock'
belorc t he tax was laid. Though from Jcly
1, ISOU to July , 1EG3. the tax was $1.50
a gallon j, al 2 a gallon after tbat,tho great ,1
Protection tfCIill Hi-tiN.
The Senate on Friday passed .Mr. Trum
bull's bill for tbc protection of civil rights,
which is designed to remove distinctions of
color before tbe law, in this country. It
" That all persona born in the United Slates
not subject to aov foreirn power, exefadinr In
dians cot taxed, are hereby declared to be citi-
icns oi ine i mteu states without any distinc
tion of color; and there should be no dieeriinina
tioB in civil rights er immunities among tbe
inhabitants of any State or Territory of the
United States on account cf race, color or pre
vious condition of Slavery ; but the inhabitants
of every race and color, without regard to
previous condition of Slavery or involuntary
servitude, except as a punishment for crime
whereof tbe party shvll have been duly convict
ed, shall have tbe same right to make and en
force, contract, sell, Ls parties, and give evi
dence, to inherit, purchase, lease, sell, bold and
convey real and personal property, and to have
full and 4uil benefit of all laws and proceed
ings for the security of person and property,
and snail be subject to like punishment, pains
and penalties and to none other : any hw,
statute, ordinance, regulation or custom to the
The bill passed after a spirited debate.
Senators Davis of Kentucky, Hendricks, of
Indiana, Guthrie of Kentucky, Cowan of
Pennsylvania, Saulabury and McDougal,
strongly opposed it, while Messrs. Trumbull
Lowe of Indiana and Wilson of Mass. sup
ported it. Amendments by Mr. Hendricks to
strike oat the section empowering the Pres
ident to use tbc army and navy to execute
the act ; by Mr. Davis to strike out the first
section ; and by Mr. Saulsbury to insert af
ter tbo words "civil rights" "cxceit politic
al rights" were successively rejected. The
bill pasted by Yeas 33, Nays 12. Messrs.
Buckelcw, Cowan, Davis, Gutbrie, Hend
ricks, McDougnll, Xesmith, Norton, Riddle,
Saultburytockton and Van Winkle (all old
line democrats but Cownn and Norton,)
voting nay. It was announced that Ucvcrdy
Johnson, had Le been present, would have
voted nay also.
The jassage ol fuch straigbtout enact
ments for tbe protection of the frccdmcn
and not less tte solid votes by which tbey
are passed, shows tbat Congress means to do
its duty ; and Elsould relieve the fears of
those who have been apprehensive of tho bc--'al
of tho loyal men or the South into
tr - or their reconstructed enemies.
PassaCE or the Con. tos. In tbe
KENT KESrXCTINC HEPKESEXTA. "-n was
Senate on tho 31at, ult tbc resolute-
scd in favor of the Cunstitutiona.
endment proposed by tbc Reconstruction
Committee, which is, in its amended form,
as follows :
" Representatives shall bo apportioned among
the several States which may be included with
in this Union, according to their respective
numbers, counting the whole number of per
sons in each State, excluding Indians not tax
ed, provided, tbat whenever the elective fran
chise shall be denied cr abridged in any State
on account of race or color, all persons therein
of such nee cr color shall be excluded from the
basis of representation."
Mr. Stevens of Pa. in his speech upon tbc
resolution said that it would require tbc
votes of only nineteen States to carry this
amendment. If adopted, it would compel
the Southern States to allow tbc negroes to
vote, or reduce their representation from
eighty to forty-five.
He ' further said that the President had
nothing to do with the amendment, and that
though tbc amendment emancipating slaves
was fent to Picsidtnt Lincoln for bis signa
ture, they need not trouble President Jobn-
son for his signature, because it was not ne
cessary that it should bavo his approval.
Mr. Schcnck of Ohio moved an amend.
mcnt that representation should be based oa
the number of voters, but this was rejected
29 to 133.
PoTi-rios rot tbi Fauciitx. The Vir
ginia Legislature tic other day enacted a
law which in its practical working would
sell into shivery for three months, any of the
freedmen who might see fit to refuse to work
for the wages cttabli'Led bv the com bine -
tiotu uf employers in tbat Stale. It defines
such rcrsona as "vagrants," aulburuea ti o
ooustaoie to ' uire out eicti " vagrants
for tbc best wages be can procuie,and if they
try to run away authorizes the employer to
"work such vagrants witb bail and chain."
This act was made the oevksin f ; a very dis
tinct ren- indcr to the Yirginians.both that the
general government still retains some au
thority id Virginia, and that it i disposed
to protect the freedmen. Gen. Terry, com
manding in that department, at once issued
an order which concludes as foil ws :
The ultimate effect of the statute wdl be to
reduce the freedmen to a condition of servitude
worse than that from which they have been em
ancipate! a condition which will I slavery in
all but its name. It is, therefor?, ordered that
no magistrate, civil uSUier, or other persou shall.
iu any way or manner, awly or atteciDt to
apply the provisions of said statute to any col
ored person in this department.
Gen. Terry's order has been approved by
President Johnson, and one scheme of op
pression has thus been blocked, it is ou tbe
whole well that the Southerners are show
ing their hands thus early.
Tug MasaACUijSHTs AsiTi-St-wiar Soctt
Tr. This society held its 35th annual meet
ing in Boston last week. Its I'resiJcnt Ed
mund Qaincy made a farewell address, in
which he declared tbe wotk of the Society
accomplished, and announced tl.at the Board
of Managers recommended tbe d solving or
the Society. Mr. Garrison supported the
recommendation. He said :
Tbe last four years have witnessed a eaange
of public opinion in reward to the equality and
liberty of man unparalleled in the history of the
work!. The members of the Society should not
be despondent because the full measure of jus
tice hail not been accorded to the bbek men of
the South. The whole work had not been as
complished, but enough hid been done to giro
great cause for gratitude. 1U1 as the state of tbe
Society at tbe South was, it was infinitely better
now than when slavery existed ; the tire has
gone out, nod its effect will not long be felt,
lievolutiou nctr goes backward, and this will
not, it will go on till the equality of man is es
tablished throughout tbe land. The Mtssachu 1
setts Society is merely a name, it is ridiculous
to keep it organized. It bad no funds, no pub
lications, it merely held a meeting once n year.
The proposition to dissolve this Society beeause
no more anti-slavery work was to be done, was '
not a proposition to desert the freedmen. lie
closed by recommending tbat the Society dis
solve before it adjourn.
Wendell Phillips of course stoutly oppoe-
ed'tbc proposition to dissolve. He said:
Iho Anti-Slavery Society never undertook to 1
abolish chattel slavery ; they did not begin
with that Idea in their mind. Its object was to
put tho negro race ou an equality with the
wniic race ; its onject was to strike out tbe
word white from the laws of the land. This
society must do what it has done for twenty
years cry out on tbe house-tops.
The other speakers, Katie, Mr. and Mrs.
Foster, and others, also opposed the motion,
and when tbc vote was taken it was voted
down by a large majority. Xew officers
were then elected as follows :
The first meeting wis thinly attended. At
its seeoad meeting an increased interest was
manifested. Its third meeting was bell at Sc.
Johnsbury In 1852, and quite a Urge gathering
asstwurcu uui ra us iourtn annual raeetinc.
t. 1 I . I) ... I , ... "
' nuiiaou m jooo, no interest was mam
fefteil by the citizens of Rutland. Oa tbe arri
vat of its careers m town, no one knew where
tne meeting was to be bekl, or even of the ex is
teneeofsuch an Association. Its 1'rtoJ.W
the Kev. YVorthingtcn Smith, tben President of
ine university at Uurlingtou, together with ike
laainnaa , oi toe neeutite Committee, succeed-
eu in getting me use or tbe Court House by
building a fire and sweeping it out. Some 10
or VI citiieus honored it with their presesee. to
imcu io auiireeses or bigb order, delitered by
tne Presidents of both the colleges in Vermont,
and other teachers.
Itt fourth annual meeting at Windsor in 18il
was more successful than its third, both in ia
'eres t and numbers. lis fifth session was bclJ-
en in St. Albans in 1S55. The sixth at Barre
in lbo6. At this meeting tbe report was pre
sented from a special committee appointed the
previous year to devise and recommend the Mta
bliihment of a Board of Education in Vermont.
The plan presented was adopted, and the Asso
ciation petitioned the Legislatsre at its next
errrwn, am a ooiie iwarj or Kdocation esta
blished. At tbe seventh session, held at
NortnMd in 1K7, a new impetus was given to
its deliberation by tbe addition of numbers who
bad teen aroused by tbe movements put to
work by tbe Board of Education through its
efficient Secretary. Since then it has bad a
a steady growth. Its meetings have been held
as follows from that date :
In 135S at Bellows Falls, in at Burling
ton, io 1SG0 at St. Johnsbury, in 1861 at
Middlebury, in 1862 at Windsor, in 1S63 at
Rutland, in lMJt at Montneiier, in 1865 at
St Albans, and in 18M at Brattleboro.
Its first President was Kev. John Wheeler, .
D.. of Burlington ; Hs second, Kev. W crtbing
ten Smith, 1. 1)., of St. Albans ; the third,
itev. Cains vm, i. o , o( Burlington. He
l was elected President at the decease of Ilr. j
South, and ceathraed until his removal from
i the State. He was always present at ils meet-
, '"r, jKwuuig who a grace, aurnity and gta
' niaiity rarely (quailed in a presiding officer.
1 H:? standing as an educator, and hisencourage
meat to the Association planted it upon a firm
auu near io ine nearrs ot bis co-laborers
in tbe cause. Tbe next Pieaident was Hiram
Orcutt, of Ilrattleboro, who was frllowed by
Pliny II. White, of Coventry, and Kev. Joba
Newman, I. l.. President of Kipiev Female
College at Poultner, is its present President.
Sjccial religious interest exists m the
Uaptist church in Xorth Sprin-ticld, Vt.
A revival is in progress in Newport Cen
tre, Vt , under the auspices ot the Advent,
Methodist and Freewill Bapti-t denomina
tion Sixteen lure been already baptized.
There is a very powerful revival of re
ligion in progress in tie Weelcyan Univcr-
"y, .uiuuictown, ut. Rehgiias meetings
aro held daily.
Rev. G. L. Gleason, was urdained Pastor
of tbe Congregational church in Bristol,
Rev. G. W. Porter has resigned tbe rec
torship of St, Michael's church Brattleboro.
Rev. S. F. Drew dosed the sixth vcar or
kM labor with toe Con-regatiooal church in
Cabot, on the first Sabbath ol bet month.
Rev. Amos Poster, pastor of tbe Congrc
gational church in Aeworth, N. II., has
closed his labjrs there, and ims received an
unanimous request to resume bis pastoral h
bow in Painey, Vt, tfier an absecce of over
twelve years. Should lie do so. be will then
be one of tbe oldest pastors in this State.
His ministry in Vermont and Xew Hamp
sbite exUnda over a period of 40 years.
The recognition of the first Itjptwt church
of Si. Al'juns, took place Jan. Cist, in the
Coogrcgrational ebureh in St. Albans. Ser
mon by Kev. Dr. Upturn of tbe New Hamp
shire Institute. Fairfax.
At the dedication ot the cburuh of the
Messiah, in Montneiier last week, a fine
Silver Communion Sen ice appeared as the
itt of the church in Boston of which the
Rev. Dr. uannett i Paster. Also a Silver
Baptismal Font, the gift of Rev. Mr. Wa
terston. of Bo:tun. I be Unitarian church
ot itarfiogton also presented a very elegant
llible for tbe Pulpit.
Of 1 16 churches in Vermont, which re
port the amount of salaries paid their min
isters, 17 pay $1000 or over ; SI pay $500
to $1000 ; and II pay less tban $500.
We have heretofore mentioned the instal
lation of Rev. J. D. Kingsbury, kite of
Wioooski, over tbc Congregational ebureb
in Bradford, Maw, The Boston tfereriftr
says in its notice of the occasion :
During tbc session interesting discussions
on practical topics connected with tbe
school took place, participated in by Secre
ttry Adams, Mr. Sranlding of Barre. Prof.
Buckham. Rev. J. B. Perry, L. E. Quimbv
of Newbury Seminary. Mr. Hiram Orcutt,
Rev. Geo.N.Abhott.KcT Mr.Bislopof Wind
ew, B. F Il.ngbam, Rev. A. Brown of Brat
tleboro, and others. Wednesday afternoon
Irof. Buckham addressed the Convention
on tbe subject of " CoarerjaliVm," of which
the report says t
It was listened to with interest by a great
audience and undoubtedly with profit. He
made a capital Ut on those who are continually
comparing notes on new books. He says some
one has given tbe advice that one should talk
about the but book he has read with ethers. He
declared this to be only extreme uliikntu.
Such a man inquires of you if you have read a
beak, ami if answered ia tbe negative, proceeds
to buttonhole you, tben makes you an aattt ou j
waica ne pounds cut his store of words unde
sired and unrelisbed.
Smill talk and shop-talk was noticed. Also
tbe style of conversition in contrast to tbe dis
cussion. And lastly, it was considered in a
moral view, l'rof. Baokbam by his discourse
contributed much to tbe eonveoiien.
In the evening Mr. Atkinson of Harvard
University, delivered an address on "Indus
trial and Scientific Education." He coutid
ertd tbe present methedsof college instruc
tion defective and would supply the place of
Latin and Greek with the physical sciences.
A peculiar feature of Thursday's session
was the intreduetion ot some written con
tributions by ntdy tdaebers, of one of which
tbc folkiwipg abstract gives some idea :
The first contribution began by showing tbe
method of opening school The morning at-,
ways began with a devotional exercise; by read
ing a short selection from the Script ares, tbe
children repeating to secure attention, after
wbieb tbey unite in reciting tbe Lcrd's Prayer,
or some short prayer in verse. She speaks of a
listening exercise, a shurt story or a chapter
from natural history being read to them, and
then rtquiricg them to repeat it in their own
words. Between recitations, singing or repeat
ing arithmetical tables interested tbe pupils.
Oacc a day her scholars go through with a
physical exercise, from Mason's Minual. When
languid, she rouses the half-dormant pupils by
an cxereie called the winds. Tbe bell is struck,
aud.sbe pronounces a calm; all are still. She
says a breeze; then all rub their hands to im
itate the rustling of leaves. Then a gale; to
the tubbing of the bands is added a hissing.
Then a storm. To the first two cases is added
a roisewilh the feet. And thus tbe wrathful
sets of jKo1us are imitated in their bowlings
around their gloomy caverns, and the children
become bright and attentive.
Rev. Mr. Kingsbury comes to his new charge
under circumstances highly auspienraa. The
call both from the church ami society wu unan
imous, and all the people, young and old gave
him a most cordial welcome. His salary is
Slot), payable monthly in aJvance.
The church in Bradford is an ancient one,
having been organized in 1632. since which
time it has had a su.'ceaeion of evangelical pas
tors. Bradford Academy, now sixty Tears okl,
is within the bounds of toe pariah, and with its
teachers and pupils constitutes an imcortant
part of tbe minis er's charge. There is no other
church in the town, the population of which is
about seventeen or eighteen hundred.
I The Lorlllnrd Insnrai.ro rr
Prosperity marks the career of this great Fire
success, but when we contemplate the wis lorn
an 1 energy which achieved this prosreritv even
during the existence of an unparalleled intestine
war, we are astonished and impressed at tho vi
tality of our nation and the irrepressible entcr
pnse of our people.
Jae WilUrJ is one of those Xew York initi-l1U.-V.J!;sa,Tz!J
8011 e.UlMratKl S Vcrk
,v iu siamp, wno recognize no difficul
ties, but t,sevc that success treads on the hxls
ot every right aim and purpose vigorously pcr-
bly be the most successful.
nifcltJ""-3 h" IMtlniu rapid as some
other compan.es. but the steady purpose, the
of its executive have nude its success more cer-
The LoriUard has now been in existence ftar
een year,, and its aversgo dividends through
TC.ef t,me h"e letn 15 p,r ct.t per
annum! Th.s grand result, ia view of its m
crease of capital trom two hundred thousand
it 3 ,?1,e huaJreJ thousand and agin to a
million dollars, is proof of the continuous pres.
penty of the compwy, and an example of V .a'
can be accomplUhcd hy patient and liborit-u
euort ddigently pursued.
ne Urillard beinga " ParliripaUM Co.
pans. w addition to the dividends which it
has paid to its stockholders, has made an aver
age participation dividend of forty per cent,
thus stirauiatioe policv holdsr. ii,,:.:-
thsm with the interests and welfare cf the com
pany, by giving thea a fair advanta-e in it.
successes, without sharing anr nftl.. ii,v.;i;.:.
The total assets of the oomnmv n imu.i
to oae million four hatxtrtd tkmuand dollars,
white the ever-swelling tide or the premium.,
too vitalizing power of all sound and stab! In.
surance companies, wiil reach ia 1S65, half a
mi ion ! Ia a word its capital is abundant and
well- invested, its assets are yearly increasing at
a rapsl rate, while its average ratio zt Iesei
even at this exceptional period, is comparatively'
sntall-stron; evidence of the ability and compe
tency of its management.
The gradual but steady development of this
powerful and influential corporation and the
public confidence reposed in its judicious man
agement, stimulates it to greater enterprise In
the future. It is now assiduously but carefully
extendmg reliable agencies through all parts ol
xu.ini .-ia.s, ueiermmed to lead in the
front rank, with the vanguard of ils millionaire
competitors for fire businem, and the history ot
the past assures us of a brilliant record in the
future. Ine true secret of tbe company's suc
cess lies in the President's discernment ot char
acter and b-ippy faculty of selecting men of the
right stamp and inspiring them wiih his own
ardor. Pacts speak lou ier than words. For
stance, the progress of the company since
1560, shows an increase in assets of StOO.OOO
and an annua
S 100,000. viz. :
premium received of about
Years. Gross Assets, frcm. Received.
President, John B. Sargent ; Secretary, Mrs.
Foeter ; Corresponding Secretary, C. K. Whip
Die, and the Society adjourned.
is of little- consequence, we fancy,
It -dcr the circumstances tbcSo-
jrbcthcr u .miDe to live or die.
ciety formally ul. .ib0 Mr Qa;n(.y
With tbo loss of Mr. G. e (,in;cr;lv
and the other members in wu. ii i,
the people bad most confidence, it .w.
come merely nn Association ofrailcrs.wbicu
nobody cares about ; and Mr. Phillips can
Etill "cry" from its platform, or rrom the
housetops, with about the same real effect
on public measures as other nigbtly wailmgs
from "tbc house-tops."
A Jiiw Loan Bill. In Congress Thurs
day Mr. Morrill lor the Committee on Ways
and Means reported a new loan bill which
is in Eubstancc the bill which Secretary Mc
Culloch sent in to tbe coaimittco eomo time
ago. though it is modified in sume respects.
Tbo bill gives to the Secretary full power
to issue new bonds or to exchange old bonds
for new, for tbo funding of tbe national debt
and tbo retirement of the currency.
It also lias a foreign clause which empow
ers him to place a loan abroad. Upon this
clause tbe Committee did not agree, except
in nnu thin" . that it -should be reported tJ
the House for action without tbc special W be issued for Iho pardon of three hundred
sanction or tho Committee. ' I North Carolinians,
In the afternoon Mr Abbott road an esiy
on "preparation for College." Hon. Hamp
den Cutts addressed the Convention on the
influenco on "our Common Schools on Agri
culture, and Rev. Addison Urown of Brat
tleboro addressed tbc Association on the
"National Influence of Common Schools."
He stated that according to the census of
18C0 there were in the United States 423,
852 persons natives of Vermont. Tbe pop
uji'!,n or tbe Stato was 315,110. leaving
10" 73G rv,'','cnl 'n otncr States. In Con
"reM there arc 17 members, 4 in the Senate
and 13 in tee House, natives of A'enaont,
bcsidei our present delegation tberc.
Mr. B. F. Bingham jiTC an addresaon tho
"Influence of ccmtccn Schools on Morals."
Secretary Adams gave tho closing address
in tbc evening, noting among other gratify
ing indications or progress in the cause that
notwithstanding the drain or our resources,
and tbe diversion of our attention during
this last year, still $40,000 more tban any
previous jcar has been expended on school,
Tbc convention adjourned, closing by
tinging Old Hundred.
Tbc President on Friday ordered warrants
The following resolution was unanimously
lased at the 3Iootpelier Asociation of (Jon
grecvtiotml ehnrenes, Jan. 30. We under
stand that other associations in the State
bare adopted similar measures :
It.solwrd. That the Cemmittee cn the Chron
icle are requested to make immediate arran--
ments to establish another paper which shall be
the organ of the Congregational church of this
State, and we pledge ourselves to use our in
ztetence and efforts in aid of the enterprise, and
to do all in our power to extend its eirculatkm
in our parishes, and to respond to any call of
the Committee to this end.
Walton's Journal savs : "It is not pro
posed, we learn, to remove tbe Chronicle
from Windsor, but to establish a new joper
wbieb will be under Congregational control,
as the Chronicle is not now."
Tbe trustees o f the Congregational church
building fund, hare returns of about 116,
000, contributed from about 1000 ehorches,
leaving nearly 2000 cb arches from which no
returns have been received. Probably tbc
most of these have, fur ene reason nr nn-
otber, taken up no collection. The trustees
aie very much gratified with the sueeeos of
tbe movement thus far, and are confident
tbat the whole sum. $200,000, can fcc raised.
The Catholic World says that nowhere
has the Catholic Church increased so pros
terously within the last fifty years as in the
United States of America: About two
thousand churebes and chapels built; an
increase of one thousand eight hundred cler
gymen (mostly from abroad); one hundrnl
and sixty schools established for the Catholic
training f eighteen thousand boys and
tbirty-four thousand girls.
The presidents of the United States are
classed denominationally as follows : Wash
ington, Madion, "Monroe, Harri
son, Tyler and Taylor, were Episcopalians ;
Jefferson, John Adams and John Quincv
Adams, Unitarians ; Jackson, Polk and Lin
coln, Presbyterians; Van liurcn was of the
Duteli Ke-formrd church. The surviving
presidents are Fillmore, Unitarian ; Pierce,
Trinitarian Congregationaliit, nil recently
he lias joined tbe Kpis.-opal churcl : Buchan
an, an Kpiscopahaii during his term of office,
but is said to nave joined tho Presbyterians
this year; and Johnson is a Presbyterian.
The company has lately purchased that most
admirable site No. 152 Broadway, adjoining the
" Mahattan " Late Insurance Company's buihl
:, :n . . . . .
- vi t- ,i nm rrect m .uay next, a palatial
office for the better transaction of its largely in
creased business. The building will be con
structed of Dorchester stone, plain yet light and
rich, a chaste specimen of architecture, eerabin
ing elegance of outward finish, with solidity of
proportions and purity of design, which for its
constructive principles, general aspect, and pe
culiar detail, will not be surpassed by any other
edifice in Xew York.
Tbe above article, we capyjrom the iwur
anct Monitor. Messrs. S & It. S. Wires tf
this city, are agents far the LonlUrJ, and
other first class Insurance companies. Read
their advertisement, to be found in anetber column.
Reported fir tbe Free Press.!
The American Colonization Society.
The frrty.m&th annual meeting of this Sooie
ty was bekl at Washisgtoc, D. C , on January
16th, Mr. Latrobe presiding. The annual
report was read by Wm. Coppinger, Esq., Corr.
Sec. from which it apyears that several distin
guished friends of tbe Society bvve died in the
past year, among which are Hon. Thomas Cor
wra, Mrs. I.. II. Sigoorney, Preskleet Lincoln
an I Hon. Jacob Collamer.
Tho receipts of the past year were S K,810,20
and the expenliturcs SI 1,717, tearing en
hand Jan. 1, 1S66, 5,031,88, of which $1,
8S5.S7 , await the erder of the LiUrian authen
tic?, and tbe bahnte S19S.3G is to the credit of
the Society. Tbe number of emigrants for tbc
Apdhdsd ox tih Dtini or Ho.v. J.icon
Colujieb delivered in the Senate and House)
of Representatives, Dec. I4tb, 1SG5. Wo
are indebted to Senator Foot for a published
copy oi the addresses, made on the occa
sion of tbc official announcement in Congress
of tbe death of Jacob Collamer, in connec
tion with tbe resolutions of respect intro
duced in the Senate by Hon. Solomon Foot;
and in tho Hoosc by Hon. J. S. Morrill.
Tbe addresses arc fourteen in number; by
Senators Foot ed" Vt,, Harris or". Y., John
son of Md., Fesscnden of Me., Dixon of
Con.. Riddle of Del., Sumner of Mass , and
Poland of Vt.. and by Messrs. Morrill ofVt.,
Wooubridge or Vt., Raymond or JT.Y.,
Gridcr ol Ky., Alley or Mass., and Wcnt
worthoflll. Seme of these addresses, or
parts of them, appeared in our columns soon
after their delivery. We have read with
interest the whole of them as here b roughs
together and published in a suitable form,
and arc struck with their variety and tba
discrimination, good sense, and earnest
feeling which tbey severally display, and
tbc felicitous language in which the senti
ments arc given. Tbc man and statesman
or whom tbey so feelingly spoke' was worthy,
in every respect, of all they said or him.
Patriots and Christians or this State and of
tbe nation at large acknowledge bis ' great
merits and still deplore bis death.
Tux President and iiu Scrroitx. Tho
Washington correspondent or the Traxdltr
says, the poor President is terribly harassed
witb appeals from op!c "ort!i and pcorlo
South. The friends of Capt. Simmcs want
to have bint set at liberty ; the friends of
Mrs. Lee want her tp Lave Arlington back
again ; the soldiers want Jeff. Davis tried at
once by military court martial for treason ;
Gen. Butler points out to tho notice of tbo
President the eeptci.il obliquities of General
Lcc ; politicians of all sections want office ;
Southerners want pardon ; tbc Canadians
rcc procity ; the inhabitants of the District
want tbc postmaster turned out because bo
ii in favor of negro suflragc ; tbc Democrats
want to be in power again, and urge tbu
Pre-ident through the lntMuenttr. to es
tablish a parly of bis own for their especial
benefit, until the time arrives when they fan.
ing questions relative to passage to Liberii
The condition of Liberia is highly encouraging
Christian missions and schools, the collegs, the
cultivation cf Sugar, Coffee, Cotton and other
products arc prosperous. President Warner
past yevr is 5-7, of which 172 were sf the class
called "freednwn," from Lynchburg Va. and j SaiGGLi.NG. Inspector Geo. B. Ishani of
its iciaiiy. The prospects for the future arc J this city, assisted by another customs officer,
that the Society will have mere tbn ever to do, IBajc a uiIure of about 25 gallons or Cana
as intelligent "freedmen" are continually ask- J jian whiskey. List week Tuesday. Tho
smuggler was met by tbc cfEecrs on the Mil
ton toed, but when called to an account, ha
put fpuis to his horse, and started for Wi
noooki. Tbe officers elcsely pursuing, how-
svsr Yin ImtaiI Tissnm 11 j . rsrtn T-rsnrs nM"
says "I am gratified to give it as my earnest j ...
. . .. . r , . . , ,,:.!. the Falls, and made his escape Tlo
conviction that Liberia is growing in national - '
wealth ; her exports are every year increasing, j 1!'l"r. w"n tfcc ,10IM! aDd waS.
ad if this exercise cf our productive power is ( waa secured.
continued with the aime progrcMiveaess as
within the last five years we shall soon tc ia-J Brows, the smuggler ancsled at Georgia
dependent." Station, cn Tuesday, was examined beforei
HomAbrabam Hansen. Consul General of At V. S. Commissioner G. F. Houghton, at St.
of the United States to the Republic of Libem J Albans on Wednesday and held for trial ia
delivered a highly interesting address. t200 bail. In default ol which ho was com-
Th'u Society was formed in 1818 at Waalung- , , .. ...
ten and the Hon. Charles Marsh cf Woodstrock, mitt.d to St. Albans jail.
wu present from Vermont. Its first colonists
were sent out In 1820 and tbc whole nataber to BuTT1. our local butter market shown
the present time is 12,228, . Liberia became an l fall season and quotations arc of little,
independent republic in 1817. account. SmaU sales were made yesterday
Rev. Franklin But er is agent cf this Society r , , ?..
for Northern Xew England fnd may be address- 'Tf" U-S''
ed as heretofore at Windsor Vt, t Altmi. Mtsttn3r. Jan.ZHt. .