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VOI,. XXXIV. NEW SERIES VOL. XII.
BURLINGTON, VT FRIDAY MORNING, MARCH 9, I8G6.
NUMBER THIRTY SEVEN
; For the Free i'reMl
The Mo-' n rnn8,nE J ,r"'
The braK-he budding over head,
,, , 1 I
M-i . l L- WAS DDHUIE lOW 3HU SKTOi
I sr. ; ped to list to Kbit they said.
: kL .: tLej said. Ah yes ! they said,
. :!i many a word of import deep
' it liroujtjt mc memory f the deal,
Mux r r.s that luade sac pause and weep.
.' , st'rr-.-i . blivwn in raj heart,
.Sill n k:ng from its long confine
M- :aur, came forth to do its part
In torturing this poor heart of mine.
' brought me shining locks and Cur,
Brown locks and raven, each a gem.
I'.vb found a tongue and through the air
Long silent voices breathed again.
Ah springing rauss and bursting bad !
Twin moss acd boJ cf that long May,
When hand in hand through this same wood
We wan iercd culling aU lhe day
Each mosy tuft ; with each a smile
In ha-k' ts depth was duly stored.
Wc gathering happiness the while.
Short, but a then abundant horde.
Ah murmuring stream ! thy voice was then
Tbe sweetest niasic to oar ear.
Why art thou singic; o'er agam
The run so of those othr yean ?
Or if thou wilt, with sad refrain
Oh give me from thy mirror bet
The loved ones' featurr s back again,
Kf fleeted there in e ther day.
Tue ia.-kE..Knih I:.e portion of tbe
..nnecticut paper, the other day, hatunade
mucu lun, tnat wc luaac room tor oil v&-
irfft or- mnn. Iram ttu mirwmfv hull .
r a Jor? will please imagine the lair
"From hir domicile
0c and point-lace dressed
r er.i l irteb peeping from her lovely waist,
w.!crfH cot ud in style and taste.
bracelets full of dianondson her wrists,
fragile corpus in a French mantiUer.
it r .i-.iij.jt.-ivujci imitmnii aim vsuuicr.
. t!,c ili-.de Did ) disding to sister An
'.t.r -...si jn fur .Euccs alter t!ii fashion :
rtr. my nights arc full ot wild unrest;
i-ioe young man that;? now a storping
tt.ai is his origin I know;
I'm not unit ivrtaiu but I shnnld rave in
nee poor dear s c was slew by brother Pyg
Kir n i liri. fnifi I SVM rijfrl nw
:,.t . -aMhim 1 1. .c l.rlra I.Mi
i r . i ii itrraK m um cm moumT.
i iii-ari r'rs will u: nsnrs, .mil s or zau.
Imperial .lun. rcainrki-
to Venus on this j
IV hat a cuu-Jtmcc 1 smart pair of godt you
You and your boy may deem it a big thing
I .. r.ei iuih items woman ua u eiruiir.
u're down on my new-built metropolis !
jw whither do your machination tend,
i- when will these deplored contentions end?
. i have accomplished all ycur heart's desire;
' . r I ido loves him like a house afire;
V. not unite them in the bonds of Hymen
nnd you can lire two loving women !
,-t s put the royal robe on both their back;,
:. 1 jou and I go tutelary snacks."
I"i f (Jucen yf 1jvc replic- :
. im :'n, sii.ee you're disposed the handsome
th-r.j to do.
ri'isi imt Be at lozrrcrncaas wun oa
u' Jnniirr. ver know, mmu have am lav.
ir . .i tnf.ro 11 n Yii twt iiiipr i.i niv
i r.rc his wife you pump him Ie no
II ' 1 .. ..II . . l. 1 IIIK.II..u. Lvtil
.H i s c e 2 I a 11 y
iti viiy tor a towx ori'is.
1 l i.inccl to meet an old friend of mine
in an aoi nnim town last wet. ms caaav-
rr'iu c )unnanre ana attenuatea lorm luui-
lU.i plainly that somcKeret grid wasprey-
on l.if mind. On my imptiring what
. .j that he had long desind to see some
fr . .,,, r.l rum v
V ii m'c. rii'i lie, I liccamc suddenly poe-
si i j ... ii. f iu ii viiai a iinu viic icuunui
BT . 117.7 ..7 T74 I'r7l III 1 1 IK( 1 1 .1 TW LIHT DUI1R1 111
L r nions tvir put such a thing into my
t'.-. 1.1 c.tnnot guess. Miilard Fillmore,
T..u kr.ow, wa burn not a thousand miles
fr; 'in here, and vet lie became President :
whv Kh.iiihl nnt 1 in and win T I Vrhnrw
tln Tact bad something to do with it. 0
tKuner iiaa t"i l.Jcn taken lull tiosiTiesi-ion 01
ray iniiid than I wa in the greatest tribula
tion t knuur how so desirat le an olnect
could '.k a- Uined. After rolling in the sc-
Vcrfst torture for six Cun-ieutive ni2hte.sud-
enly the following plan suggested itself :
a:wave un to ins eino in tuiiucs. i was
t'r sucsest to mv wile that 1 would not de
cline u certain town oms, 1! tlectcd to it. she
ui. This plan delight- n me, for it would
j;... my wile an opportunity 10 oe a ncip
t her husnand,nnd bnooke wouw nave
iisti- el..incc ot tiding a ntignuonv lurn.
. I might have cnlistid and gone to tho
- ' .t t.i liriixt. I wim nlinmol rebel
ts, and I preferred to show my great
i t.:m bv serving the eountry in a civil
, ldriieularlv if 1 could get well
m ds Snooks appeared. He said
: ' i Wn thinking for mora than a
i s: I was tbe very man for a ctr
'.i ..: he Lad just been to tbe oppo-
' and by voting "early and
ai succeeded in putting a man
: Vi u whom 1 was sure to beat. It
w nly nmained for mc to eet the nomin-
!i n ol my own party and the thing would
b( ; nr To this end be was now to direct
all hi.- efforts.
w Snu.rks is such good lvllow that every
urtj is prcud to c:ill bim a member. So
br v is iu7-t ti.e man fir me as lie could
eh ;. jnecr all around the san bush without
snv rrne smellinc a rat.
ttirf TSnruilra m ... Inra. ImUt in iv bim
fo: his time iust a trifio of ten dollars, be
said. Ibis was more than a trifle for me
these Hard ticca, but what is money com
pared w a riirn opts : .otbing ot course,
and r.rc rum-.-Iy tt.e dimes and quarters were
anri i inir.
cc it to say that 1 treated every man I met
lor two wcc9 bclore the caucus came off. 1
wrs extrernelv flatl tri sre and nhek-n hmnds
uii evervuouy. i was also uncommonly
) til. at the caucu-, wliat with bnooks
rg "early ana olten " tnd 1 voting lor
tif1 n ritinatirn-irderfMl un the stunts
t" tnc vastv dentbs" of tho landlord's
Jin ncwe to Pollv,
By the way I have tincc liisjoTircd tliat
"caucus" is ooinrocd of two Tcry tisrnia- i
cant -words, "cau" nrl 'cu?.' Cau rcleis to
the asiount of iiriij and bejeinj one per
forms in order to get one's friends into otBcc,
only to have the infinite pleasure of Kt-ing
theia ultimately pulling the wirea directly
a-jiintt yourfclf. Anl tlio 'cuV is liaving
to i-Und treat all round and then get
whipped at last Nothing con la exceed tlie
happiness I enjoyed during tbo interim ol
caucus and town rnecting. ily eouI fairly
overflowed with Lcnevol-jnco and good na-
' tore. 1 liousht I'oliy a new silk dress, gave
I the jcrfon unc of my Lest rooked liara?,
j and tho widow Simpkina a oord or dry wood.
! Now 1 would find myself w alking the barn
! lloor in all t! pomp and majesty of mine
'offis' now 1 would hum a favorite ai.
now I would buret out laughing. In short
ray lianpinefd was complete, brim full and
town meeting day came, l iiarneased up
I'oinpey awl started off. Even l'ompey was
full ol life and animation, and seemed to
know that I was 'runnin for a town S.
Bat I must not be too particular. 1 tlipptd
lire dollars into the landlord s nana with
due directions about treating, paid liberally
lor printing tbe vote , and then walked up
to the polls and voted the last time for my-
aell. boon tbe dinner bell rang. Ai l was
'runnin' for a town ofli?,' 1 thuujlit I would
buy a dinner, a thing I had not dune before
nt a town meeting in ten years, boon
Snooks appeared ; said things were looking
very njuarely l'ompey must tic sent im
mediately to bring in stragglers paid a boy
a quarter to so with I'omneT. Afar a white
l'ompey appeared with the litt load. Judge
of my surprise and indtgnati.m to kc every
mother e son of tbem Tote derl sgainst me.
Hat Snooks knew of another i ad no time
wac to be lost as tbe case was desperate.
With what aniiety did I watch the closing
of the polls and the return of 1'ouij.cy. Time
pasfea on ; at last tne kius ci ru juai as
l'ompey appeared in the distance. 'Ob!
tbe cruel and unrelenting la ! ' -Vigbbor
Joneo tried to ooosole-me with tbe possibility
of my election time would telL But such
was my excitement that I dared not trust my
self to witness tic canvassing for my v otee,
I lingered at a convenient distance m tbe
gieatest agony, fearing to learn tbe result.
Alter a white same one proclaimed that I
was elected by oxe majority In a paroxysm
of delight 1 rushed to the tavern and treated
all round, but in distributing a few pounds
ot candy I got beset by a bevy ot men and
bojs, and too result was tint my (inly and
best broadoioth coat was nearly torn to
piece', a grievous rent was -also made in my
nether garments. Just at this moment I
learned that tbe clerk, after correcting tbe
poll liat, found that I was d leated by oa
majority, llow provoking ti just miss of
immortal nonor, m su it was.
After paying ray hut dime in squaring my
bdl, Poinpey and I started for home I'o--
pey was luinur three shoes. I Wis minus
twenty-five dollar. Pompry look: d sad. I
felt sadder. Stopped at the mill and got
weighed found 1 bad lost fifteen pounds of
Hewn i-ince the Saturday previ'ms. That
night oars was a sad house. 1'olly cried,
children cried, and I cried, but in reality
my grief was too deep for tears. Ititired
early to bed, but not to rest.
It appeared to aae that my head was a
huge ballot box, and all night long tbe op
position parties were cramming votes into
both my ears. Keally,
"A sadder and a wiser man
I rose the morrow morn."
Notwithstanding I vva deteaud, I have bad
h glorious rwn 1 have nut after Soooke
run to caucus run to get the vote printed
run to town meeting run the whole town
mpr 1 1, iiwtv haa run P. J I v ban mm T
hate run ij fbort, I have ran and no mis
take for a 'certain Sawn effis.' But the ex
citement and disappointment threw me int j
a fever from the cflecta of which 1 shall pro
hablv never recover. Everything on the
I farm guea wrong. Pom pey sickened and
died. In reality one thousand dollars would
not pay me for tbe ambition of 'runnin for
a certain town ofln. Now, therefore, let
Polly givo rae a curtain leeturc every night
let Satan buffet rae more severely, if pos
sible, then lie did eld Job ; let mc endure
any and every affliction that Providence may
see fit to send, but setwr, no ucver, let me
be ambitiou of 'ruauuV for another taven
A Kkostt Uoiiakci. A pair of elopers' at
Chicago, tbe other day, were eiotely lullow
cd by an enraged parent that they couldn't
get tbe marriage rite performed, and UM
to make good their escape with a horse and
sleigh. Itut the weather was bitter cold,
and before driving far their limbs began to
freeze and they soon became insensible. In
this condition they were dicovcrcd, taken in
and cared for by a hospitable family, who
hadn't the slightest idea that tbey were
not man and wife, and so put tLcni to bed
together. They recovered from their stupor
just as tbe indefatigable parent introduced
himself, finding their heads sid- by si-ie on a
pillow, and a first-class "scene"iiumtdiately
en'ued. After all this romance, of course
there must be a happytcrmination, and a
minister made it so.
TuKtE Girls Fbozkn to Death. A party
of six young people who attended a singing
school near Chain Lake, Morion county,
Minnesota, on tbe night of tbe 13th inst..
started f r home, a distance of mile and a
ball, with an ox team. Afte- remaining
out two nights and a day the team got borne,
driven by one ol the boys, tbe o.ily one able
to walk,having on the slid three girls locked
ether in tbe cold embrace of dtatb, another
girl badly frozen, and the boys not quite so
bad. Tbe bov that was froaen the kat says
lie supposed the cattle would go home, but
inetcad went in another direction, and ..top
ped in a large marsh aoout a wiie from tbe
school-house, where they remained two
nights and a day. When it cleared so that
they could sec, they stalled for borne, and
arrived in the condition above etated. Tbe
names of those froien to death werj Mary
and Louisa Landakcr. and Amanda Preslcr.
Twenty citizens of Wilmington, Tuesday,
presented the President with 150 pounds of
beet and mutton. They accompanied tbeir
cift with a letter Etating that they heartily
approve his veto message and the stand he
has taken in behalf ot tho Constitution, as
shown by bis speech last Tuesday. Wash
ington despatch to the Advertiser.
VTc suppose the President thankfully
accepted both the compliments and the
mut ton. Traveller.
The Xcw York Evening Pott says :
" The offansive speech ef the 22d, made by
Mr. Johnson he had left his official chair-
was, to use a homely simile, tuc nrcaKing or toe
bile; the lurking humors which had kept the
body politic at nasmngion iu a time u sup
pressed irritation, came to a head; the infiim
matory matter was discharged, and the general
system, we trust, is all the better for it. At
any rate, the President has given Tent to his
, j- , .t...i i
pent-up resentment, anu iceis no re
lieved." Anotuer SrrEcu raou the Peesibext.
The committee appointed at the mass meet
ing held in Baltimore, to endorse tho Presi
dent, waited upon President Johnson and
presented resolutions adopted at that meet
ing. The President replied, thanking them
tor their kindness, and saying among .thcr
things that taunts which have been uttered
against bim had no effect upon him. His
only work was the restoration of tLc coun
try. When the rebellion is put down and
wc find a party against consolidation, it is
the same spirit ae rebcllion, and leads to the
same end destruction of tbe government. I
desire nothing but to cflcct this reconcilia
A great deal of damage was done by high
water on Monday, along tbe Susquehanna
GEO. Y. C. C. BENEDICT,
EDII0E3 4XD rBOFBIETORS.
FRIDAY MORNING MARCH 0.18CC.
Judge Collanicr on Itcconitniction
Tbe views of the late Senator Collamcr,
a lie cxprtsfcd them in some of his last
words in the United States Senate, wcr pos
itive on the right of Congress lo decido
when and on what conditions the late rebel
lions States should resume their regular con
dition in tbe Union.
"When" be asked "when will and
when ought Congress to admit these States
as being in their normal condition ?" "It
is not enough," said he, "that they stop
their hostility, and arc repentant. They
should show fruits meet for repentance they
should furnish to us by their actions some
evidence that the condition of loyalty and
obedience is their true condition again ; and
Congress must pass upon it, otherwise wo
have no securities. And 1 insist that the
1'rcsident, by making peace with them if
you plcar-e by euKcasing military operations
does not alter tbeir status until Congress
passes upon it."
Again, be says, "I believe that when re
establishing the conditionof peace with that
people. Congress, representing the United
States, hae power, in ending this war, as
any other war, to get some security for the
future. It would be a strange thing if it
were not true that this nation in concluding
civil war an well as a foreign war, could
not close it and make peace, by obtaining,
if not indemnity for tbe past, at least some
security for future peace."
lac words ol no living statesman can
curry greater weight with tbem to consid
erate minds, than those of tbe late Senator
Collamer. Tct were he living to-day, to re
peat tbem in tbe Senate, be would find bim
self classed by tbe New York 7i'mej and
New York World, as a "northern disunion
$recJncH at Democratic Klorjuence.
Perhaps wc have not given due allowance
space iu our columns to the democratic
eloquence which is daily aired in Congress.
Our limited space compel' us to omit so
mtny even of tbe good Union speeches de
livered there, that we have felt compelled to
give tbe Democratic orators the go-by. To
make some amend?, we copy below a recent
speech of the spokesman of the Democratic
party in the House, and to be perfectly fair,
we take the report Irom the New York
World. Tbe gentleman seems to bavo been
considerably interrupted, but succeeded nev
ertheless in defining his position, including
a very distinct aiinoancement in favor of the
payment of tbe rebel debt :
The aaieadmeat to the Constitution proposed
by tbe select committee of teen, that Congress
shall have power to make all laws which shall
be necessary and proper to secure to the citiiens
of each State all the privileges and immunities
of the citizens in the several States, and to the
several States equal protection iu the rights of
liberty, ana property, being before tbe
Mr Rogers (dem. N J) said be had hoped from
what had transpired within the last few days
that the time bad come when tbe Constitution
was to be secured from invasion. When he had
read the words of tbe President of the United
States in commemoration of that immortal in
strument, be had believed that no more amend
ments to it wculd be proposed by Congress. He
bad believed that the agitation which had been
kept up here against that irstrument until as
the President said 1 there would be no mere re
spect entertained for it than for tbe resolution
of a town meeting, was about to cease
Mr Kelley (Penn.) desired to ask the gentle
man, in connection with hi allusion to the
President, whether he was not the same Andrew
Juhnspn who, when a representative, submitted
no less than nine amendments to the "sacred
instrument" in one session ?
Mr Rogers That may all be so. I am not
here as an advocate of Andrew Johnson, but as
the advocate or tbe great doctrines of constitu
timil liberty which be lays down.
This U another attempt to concentiate the
powers of the general government; another step
towards imperial usurpation; another step to
wards blotting from the national Hag the stars
emblematic cf the States, and to concentrate in
the federal government greater rowers than are
claimed by the Czar of Russia or the Emperor
of France. If this amendment was adopted and
ratified. Congress could enact under it a law es
tablishing miscegenation in South Carolina, com
pelling the people of that State to be degraded
by marrying with persons of negro blood. The
right of marriage came under the general mean
ing of privileges and immunities, and a black
man could, under tbe proposed measure, go into
a State and claim the privilege of marrying a
white woman under the proposed amendment.
An act of Congress might be passed, compelling
the State cf South Carolina to allow negroes to
marry white women.
This amendment proposed to take away the
rghts of the States, and compel, by act of Con
gress, the abrogation of all tbe statutes of the
States which make a discrimination between
crimes committed by black men and those com
mitted by white men, instancing the State cf
Kentucky, where the crime of rape committed
by a black man is punished with death, and in
the case of a white man with imprisonment. He
also referred to the laws in several of the free
State, making distinctions between schools for
white and schools for colored children, whi:h
would also be abrogated under the proposed
He spoke of Mr Seward as the hero of liberty,
whom be was pleased to see standing up recent
ly in the city of New York defending those prin
ciples without which popular rights were a
mere myth. He was willing to sink all parties
in oblivion; willing to bury them eo low that
the trumpet of Gabriel would never be heard by
He denounced the committee on reconstruc
tion as tho "committee of despotism." The
liberties of France were never moro invaded by
Napoleon than the liberties of this country were
new invaded by that committee.
At this stage of his remarks, Mr Rogers, car
ried away by the heat of declamation, had turn
ed his back to the Speaker, when Mr Washburn
(of Ind.,) made tho point of order that the gen
tleman should address the Chair and not tbe
Mr Rogers apologized for the unintentional
3Ir Kelley proposed to give the gentleman
time to recover his exhausted energies to occupy
a moment to show that wc arc not oppressed or
likely to be oppressed by any cf the dangers to
which the French people were subjected under
Bonaparte or any revolutionist.
Mr Rogers yielded to the gentleman.
Mr Kelley read from Thiers' History a page,
illustrating the manner ot Bonaparte after his
return from Egypt, describing him as a quiet,
reticent, thoughtful, listening and observing,
but opening his mouth to no cne, which was all
After the reading of tbe extract he remarked,
"Our Bonaparte docs not wait"
Mr. Rogers Mr. Speaker, we have no Bona
parte. We have a pious man.
We have a man who has come up from
the humblest walks of life. We have a man
who has never allowed himself to be put down
by the aristocracy. We have a man who Is the
embodiment cf civil liberty. We have a man
who believes that the government was made for
the benefit of the white men and the white
women of the country, and not at all for the ben
efit of negroes or negro wenches.
Here there was some applause in the gal
lerics, which was promptly suppressed by the
Mr. Rogers, resuming his denunciation of
t. . . - ' . . , , ....
ueconsiruciion ucmraiuee, ueciareu inai a uorr
fatal and bloody tyranny did not insult hu
Mr. Randall (Dem., Pa.) inquired whether
the gentleman was at liberty to communicate to
the House the character of the tyranny ot tnat
committee, and what the dangers were with
which it threatened the country.
Mr. Rogers replied that h? was not privileged
to speak of anything except what Lad taken
place publicly in the House, but if the gentle
man would look at the constitutional amend
ments proposed by that committee, he would
see that they were the embodiment of tyranny.
And what were they all designed fcrl They
were designed for the purpose of keeping eleven
States out of the Union. He referred the gen
tleman from Pennsylvania to the constbutional
amendment prohibiting a State from paying its
own debt. There was as much right to prevent
New Jersey paving bers; to the constitutional
amendments, declaring tliat no fctitc soill
retain or pass' laws maki ng any distinction ol
race or color,' and the constitutional amendment
tripping the people cf tho Southern Slates of
millions of dollars worth or rroperty inveetej
under the Constitution cf the United States.
He hoped that no Southern State would ever
subscribe to such conditions.
Mr. Kelley ionuired what debt the States
were prevented from layinz.
Mr. Rogers It is proposed to-day to prohibi:
the payment of the rebel debt. Such a measure
is the very emblem and quintessence cf despot
ism and tyranny.
Mr. Kelley I bes leave to ask whether New
Jersey contracted any debt in support of the
Mr. Rogers I suppose the gentleman does
not want to insult mc.
Mr. Keller I only ask the question because
the gentleman insists that wc have no right to
prevent Iiew Jersey from paviog her debts.
Mr. Rccers I used that as an argument to
show that New Jersey stood in the same position
as South Carolina. (A laugh.) And I lay
that South Carolina has as much right to come
into the halls of tencress in the persona of her
Senators and Representatives as Pennsylvania
Mr. Kelley I am satisScd. (A Isugh.)
Mr. Rogers then went on to argue the uncon
stitutionality of the test oatb.
Jlr. JlcKee (Ky.) inquired whether the gen
tleman from ew Jersey was in uvor or nul
lifying a law of Congresj before the eonstitu.
tionalily of that law bad becii passed upon by
tbe proper tribunal.
Mr. Itogers .No, sir, 1 am not for nulluyis;
a law of Congress; but I have a right to stand
here and protest against a law which I believe
to be unconstitutional.
Mr. MeKee How could you have representa
tives Irom bouth Carolina before tbe test oath
is decided to be constitutional ?
Mr. Ulcers The way to get them into the
House is to repeal that law; to recognize in tie
spirit ot Christianity tbe people of tbe booth as
our brethren; to remember thit their fathers
and ours fought side by side by on tbe fields of
the revolution, liercal this obnoxious and un
just law. and let every one of the States of tbe
union be represented here.
air. bcaenck (Ohio) Are you opposed to
every alteration of the Constitution, on tbe
ground that it has a tendency to cbaose thit
Mr. Roccrs That is one of tbe ground?.
(Laughter.) Another ground i that it is dan
gerous to interfere with tbe landmarks that our
fttbers have set; another ground is that all
these amendments have a tendency to kp
eleven States out of tbe Union, and prevent the
consummation of the great object for which our
soldiers ottered their lives.
Mr. Rogers spoke for an hour and a half, his
time having been extended.
A Siiutittte ran the ISsuraociTr Trev
tt. A bill was lat week reported by Mr,
Morrill in the Home of Representatives,
rumored to be tbe result of a compromHc
with tbe Ilritish rainieter. in reference to
trade with the British provincex, to take
effect March 16. tbe day tbe reciprocity
The bill repeals tbe fishing boa otic, but
admits the use ol foreign salt ; proposes the
lree right to fish by both Americans and
llritish on all the Atlantic coasts from Cape
May to Hudson's Uay, with all tbe right to
land and dry fish (sficll fiVh, salmon and shad
not to be included ;) provides lor a common
use of Lake Michigan, Sanlt St. Marie
canal, tbe St. Lawrence and Canadian ca
nals ; for the landing of goods at any port
in either country for transfer direct to tbe
other ; tliat we may cut lumber in northeast
Maine, and float it down tbe St. John's
streams to tbe sea, free of export charges ;
the President baring the right to terminate
the treaty when the privileges are sot ac
corded. The folluwing duties are laid on imports
from tbe provinces into the United States :
On fish Salmon, $2; shad, SI 60; mackerel,
SI ; birring, packed and salted, 50 cent.
On Bituminous Coal 1"0 cents a ton (28 bu.)
On Timber Hemlock and spruce, round or
sided, J cent per cubic foot; when hewn rquare
cent per cubic foot; when sawed aud valued
at S7 or less per thousand $1 per 1000 feet:
when valued at over S" per 1000 feet, S2 per
On Lumber Pine, ash, butternut, basswood,
birch, elm and maple wood, round or skied,
cent per cubic foot; when hewn square, IJ cent
per cubic foot; sawed and valued at S", or less,
per 1000 feet, SI per 1000 feet, when valued
over S7 and not over S12 per 1000 feet, $2 per
1000 teet, when over S12 per 1000 (eet, S3;
provided that when lumber of any sort is planed
or finished in addition to the rates hen in pro
vided there shall be paid for each side so planed
or.finished 20 cents, and if planed on one side
and tODgued and grooved 81 60, and if on two
sides and tongued and grooved $2 per 1000
On pickets, palings and laths, 20 per centum
ad valorem; on rift, pine and cedar shingles, 75
cents per 1000; sawed pine and cedar shingles,
60 cents per 1000; spruce shingles 10 cents;
on clapboards. So, and on spruce clapboards.
S2.G0 per 1000.
Ad valorem duties Living animals, 20 per
cent; fruit and vegetables, 10; broom corn 15;
flour and middlings, 20; hides, 10; mall, 20;
grass seed, 20; plants, 15; ores. 10.
Barley, beans, buckwheat, corn, 10 cents a
bushel; potatoes, 2; wheat, 20; rye, 15; peas,
25; beet and pork, 1 cent a lb.; lard and ham,
2; tallow, 2 cents per lb; hay, $1 a ton.
Free of duty Burr millstones, cotton and
linen rags, firewood, grindstones, unground
Thh Xiw Hatzx Meeting. A meeting
held at New Haven, Conn., tin Wednesday
evening last, which was addressed by Senator
Doolittlc and Rev. Dr. Leonard Bacon, has
been widely described as an "Andy Johnson
meeting," beld to back up the President,
against Congress. The full reports of the
meeting show that it was not at all eusb ;
but was rather a meeting to promote har
mony among tbe Union men of Connecticut,
with whom devision is sure defeat in their
coming State election. The resolutions de
clare that President Johnson has never yet
betrayed any trust confided to him ; and that
in tbe opinion of the meeting no vital differ
ence of principles exists between tho Presi
dent and Congress.
The mention of Mr. Sumner's name by
Senator Doolittlc was received with some
hissing, which was drowned by Jhundering
applause. Mr. Doolittle said ho believed
"that in vetoing that bill Mr Johnson was
as honest and patriotic as those who voted
for tbo bill, and that those of tho Union
party who voted to sustain bim by refusing
to pass that bill over his veto, saved the
Union party by that act."
Rev. Dr. Bacon said that he did not ap
pear to support President Johnson, or Con
gress, but to deprecate a conflict between the
two departments of the Government. He
the ! He was sure that the worst State of the Suth
I , n .1 .1 '
. -au acuu uu wone men to ioogrcss iosa u
oute of Connecticut would, should it, in
coming election, fall into the hands of the party
that is opposed to, and trying to defeat General
nawiey. tie hoped tbe fcoutn might soon be
represented with safety, but wanted the strong
arm ot tne law to protect the freedmen and loyal
whites in their rights. Gen. Terry dejlared to
him recently in Richmond, that should his ar
my be materially lessened he should be obliged
to remove his headquarters to fortress Monroe.
The state of war will not cease till wc have re
deemed our pledge to our ally, the negro, who
was our friend in the war, but our enemy before
that time, because we were his; forwegaTe
mm no protection ami he owe! no allegiance to
If the Democrats can ret much comfort
out of such a meeting as this, tbey are wel
come to it.
The Bill introduced by Senator Poland
in reference to bounties, provides tliat in tho
caso of tbe death of any person entitled to
such bounty, if living, hi widow may apply
for and receive tbe bounty, or a child or
children if there is no widow, and she can
marry without invalidating her el lim if she
first makes her application.
Mr Poland has also recently reported,
from the judiciary eonimittee, a bill to pro
vide for the revision and codification of the
laws of tbe Dnited States. Senator Sumner
and others have repeatedly urged this meas
ure, but it has always failed, and lor no
good reason. The only convenient, volume
for reference, we believe, is llrigbtly's Di
gest, and that is neither official nor posted
up to the present date.
Tut Fkma.n Crisis arrives. After tbe
receiptor tbe foreign advices last week an
nouncing the numerous arrest of Fenians
in Dublin, Col. O'Mabooey issued tbe fol
lowing proolamation :
HEApq'as Fexiax Brotbkbbood. )
March 1st, 1KG.
Brothers : Tbe hour for action arrived. Tbe
kabems corpus is snspended in Ireland. ur
brothers are being arrested by handled and
thrown into prison.
Call your circles together immediately. Send
us all tbe aid in vour power at once, aLd, is
God's name, let us start fur our destination.
Aid, brothers, help, for God and Ireland.
(Signed,) JOHN O'MAHONKV.
"God save the Green."
Patrick J. Downing, Secretary cf Civil Af
fairs, has also issued a call for immediate action
and says tbe military Department wdl take
charge of military contribution! and mobilise
The Irish People newspaper-says a gentleman
has just arrived from Paris, who says that tbe
moment tbe inta revolution assumes a belliger
ent character towards England, they will be so
recognized by Louis .Napoleon.
Ths Cnr or Bixun6to. The annual
Kepott of tbe City Officers tor the financial j
year ending f ebraary 1st, Iiut, tngetber
with tbe Charter, Ordinances, Mayor's Ad
dress, tc, have juft been published by or
der of the City Council. Tbey make a port
ly pamphlet of 140 pages, filled with matter j
of very great interest to our tax-payers and
Prom tne report of tbe Finance CoaomiUee,
we find that our city expanse, tbe past year,
have been aa followa :
liabilities of Town ol Bur ling too ,21, 03 02
Interest due U. S. D.
Taxes abated, Ac,
Stationery, advertising and printing, 404 52
Street Laiure, ljUV) 79
Reception of Soldiers. 1,170 H5
Contingent rxpesscw, 2,023 29
These figures show that it hae been an ex
pensive year fur as, as a city, though no
more so than the year previous, when the
town expense, as nearly as we ran make
tbem out, were as follows :
town mutsrs. 18G5.
Military rxpensrt, $30,305 09
Town Hall, 1,157 10
Schools, 1,567 86
Highways and Bridges, 4,055 63
Liquor Aj- ency. 10,705 98
Printing and advertising, 509 82
Street lamp. 1,270 90
Poor Department. 4,737 19
Special Constables, 854 00
Salaries and allowances 2,448 00
Miscellaneous, 2,412 73
The cost of tbe Fire dspartssent, then paid
by the Fire district, is not included in the
A comrnrieon of these figures shows
that our highways bare cost us some $500
more than last year, The additional outlay
was well expended, in our humble opinion,
and our streets are in enough better condi
tion to well repay the incioased cost.
The cost of tie police department, is a
csvy item. It was swelled last year by the
presence of the returned soldiers, nnd can
probably be reduced next year to a sum no
greater than was paid in 1S65 for spcsial
The Poor department shows n considerable
increase of expense, and we suppose must
continue to, while the cost of living remains
The chief item of the past year's expen
ses has been the payment of the debt of the
city, which, amounting to over $20,000.
has lrten wired out.
Starting thus square, the committee arc
able to present an estimate for a much more
moderate outlay the coming year, as fol
Estimated Expenses of nut year.
Unpaid Warrant and accounts, $1,700 00
Liquor Agencv indebtedness, less
amount of liquor on hand, 3,530 S2
Fire Department. 1,500 00
Street " 1.500 00
Poor 4,000 00
Due South Burlington and inter
est, about, 900 00
Sabries City Officers, 1,700 00
Police services, 5,000 00
Street lamps and lights, 1,000 00
Printing, advertising and sta
tionery, 300 00
To meet this, in addition to tbo receipts
from other sources, tbe sum of $10,513 85
must be provided by tax ; to raiso which
tbey recommend a tax of 55 cents on the
dollar. To this must be added whatever tl
citizens vote lor the establishment ol a cem
wealth orncta's retort.
Dr. S. W. Thayer, Health officer, makes
a detailed statement, showing the Sanitary
condition of the city ns developed by vioita
tioii and inspection ot every house and yard
and recommending various measures fur the
improvement of the city. A long ohaptc
is devoted to the need of a better supply of
water, which has been already published
and distributed over the city ; and a good
deal of space to the discussion of cholera and
other epidemic diseases and the mcaiurcs
that should be taken to prevent their ap
pearance here, lhe Health ouiecr recom
mends a tborou
yards, and every rfcice where any filth has
accumulated, the removal of all manure,
the regular Hushing of the city sewers, and
tbe extension of certain drains, tbe imme
diate commeneemcnt of another cemetery or
enlargement of ono of the present ones, the
regulation by authority of tbe keeping of
swine, and the adoption of other sanitary
SCHOOL SCrSBI.NTEN'DEN-TS RETORT
The Report of Rev. Mr.Mix, School Super
intendent urgen the adoption ofa change of
management ol the schools by amending
the charter so as to bring them under con
trol of a Board of Education for the entire
city, appointing a City Superintendent, re
arranging the school districts, and erecting
new school Iwuses. The report says, our
common schools are now for the most part
neither well managed nor effective, and the
Union High school by no means what it
ought to be, tlioogh perhaps as well con
ducted as iKiesible under existing circum
stances. In many of the districts the school
houses aie not large enough, nor fit for their
purpose ; and in most ot the'chools there is
great lack of thorough grading.Not sufScicnt
pains is taken in selection of teaohcrs. Tho
primary and high sobools do not, and can
not, work harmoniously together.
Tbe Superintendent sees little hope of
chan-e for the better under the present
school system and therefore urgrs tbe
change above mentioned, that thorough uni
formity and regularity may be secured and
a regular ascent in tiaining towards tbe
University, tbat so an enthusiasm for study
may be promoted which now the youth of
oar city do not have, the desirableness of
the city as a place of residence much in
creased and its true position as the leading
educational cs well as business centre of tbe
RzroKT or Tav. cnr attorn'it.
The City Attorney reports that at present
there are but two suits in which the City is
interested, brought by Chas. Haynea and
Henry O'Urady against the Town of Bur
lington. The former, to recover damages
for obstruction of the culvert under College
street, ba been remanded from the Supreme
Court to County Court, for new trial, which
will probably fimlly terminate the suit.
Tbe other .utt is to recover $300 bounty al
leged to Nt due to tbe plaintiff as a voluatcer
in tbe 17th Regiment. This claim, with
about twenty others, was rejected by the
City Council last summer, and in the opin
ion of tbe attorney, lias no legal fsonda
lion. Rzrosr or thr ciuar or rvLiei.
Constable Drew, Chief of PoKee, reperti
that tbe present poiieo force is sufficient for
all ordinary purposes. There have been
made 248 arrests during tbe year, of wbieti
it it safe to say nine tenths were tbe results
of tbe twee f liquor. Tbo report says just
Complaint i- made of tbe iasiiBciency of
light for tbe city lumpi, and recommend;
eon iteration of the use of kerosene instead
RXTORT Or THE CHI IF ENGINEER.
Chief Engineer Nelson reports tho fire ap
paratus of the City all in good working or
der, but that there is a lack of ho-e. There
has been but one fire in the city for thirteen
months. He recommends the discontinuance
of the Annual Supper of the fire Depart
ment, and in place thereof a gratuity of
$1.50 each to every active fireman of tbo
Boxer, Kthan Allen and Hook and IiidJcr
Companies. Ho recommends the disbanding
of Volunteer Kngine Company, on account
of the uscltssne of the engine, and pre
sents his migration as Chief Engineer.
UQCOit AGENT'S REPORT.
Invoice of Liquors on hand, Feb.
22.1, 1S05, $5,255 23
Purchased from Feb. 22, 1SC5, to
Feb. Ut, 18CC, S.7S9 61
Expenses of Agency from Feb. 22,
1SC5, to Feb. 1st, I860, 1 30S 03
Liquor sold frojj Feb. 22d, 1S65,
to Feb. 1st, 1SC0, 13,405 75
Empty bold, sold Fcb.22J, 1805,
to Feb. 1st, 1800, 102 65
Invoice of Liquor on band, Feb.
1st, 1SC0, 2,622 60
Balance, $S73 10
Included in the above is $164 00
received for Liquor roccived of
Constable, under the Prohibi
tory Law, leaving tbe profit ot
the agency, $614 00
All money received prior to Miy 1st,
1SC5, was paid to tbe Town Treasurer.
P. II. CATLLN, Agent.
The report of the Recorder is an abstract
of fines and forfeitures in his Court, from
Jan. 9th 1865 to Feb. 1st 1S66, amounting
to $675 14, after deducting fines and costs
not collected. . The number cases tricoTis 67.
JCSTICR S RirOKT.
John 15. llollcnbcck, J. P., reports fines
and penalties imposed by bim from March
16 1865 to Jan. 31st 1866, amounting to
$219 10, in 25 cases.
The Audi torn report that tbey have ex-
Interest IJ. S. Dep. fund.
34 amir.cd tbe accounts of the Ovprrrcr of
Poor and find as follows :
Whole amount of ex
penses in Depart
ment of Overseer
as reported and
brought to our no
tice Actually paid by
Overseer as per
vouchers and evi
dence. $C,17I 3S
Amount received by
Of S. Huntington
From wood sales
leaving in band j of
L Overseer, cash
Leaving a balance agaiust
the city unpaids!
Tho Overseer claims as
;' 1,996 65
salary 400 00
Tbe Auditors iccommcnd that in the fu
ture no aceounU should be allowed, unles
accompanied with voucher in euitablc form
and conditijn to Lo properly filed and num
bered, that with the accounts they may be
preserved in the City Register's office for
In nddition to the aliovc $2,000 has been
pid the Overseer which is included in the
report of the Treasurer. The Overseer
claims to have on hand some $1,500 worth
Thr Watir QcttTio.v. Tho recent Re
port of Health Officer Thayer, to the City
Council, among other matters ot the utmost
importance, discuses the immediate need ol
a supply ot pure wetter lor our city, as in
dispensable to its health, security and pros
perity. He states tliat there are 650 persons
in Burlingtin who dend uiron the Lake
alono for water, and that there arc ne less than
ISSri persons who arc dependent entirely up
on cisterns, many of which from want of
repairs supply foul water, and wbieb ol
course bcMme dry when the supply of rain
i intilr. Tjkinr. in the Acnueduct works,
the wells and all sources, still the supply of
water for the place isnvJ halt what it should
lc, for ordinary private purposes, and not
one quarter of what is needed for both pub
lic nnd private mc. " Wntcr," he says "is
said to be the life blood of a city. If we
were to estimate tbe degree of vitality, js-
rested by .the City cf Burlington, by the
insntity of water circulating through it.
we should bo forced to consider it an almost
bloodless, and a very feeble city."
Tbe Committee of the City Council on
the eubject, Messrs. Ballou, Brink, Apple-
ton and Barnes, have al-o mado a clear and
forcible report in which tbey urge prompt and
energetic action. They recommend the pur-
cbasu of the works and pipe ol the Burling
ton Aqueduct Company ; the construction
of a capacious reservoir to bold eight mil
lion gallons, on the ridge East of Tuttlc
Street ; and the erection of works to supply
with water taken from the Lake at some
stance from the shore, lhcir estimate ot
the expense is as follows :
Purchase ef Burlineton Anucduct
Company, 5 25.000 00
Buildings at the Lake and Pump
ing Msehinery, complete, in
chirr Lm- nier extended 300 fect
into the Lake, 23.500 00
Pipes and Laying. CS.000 00
Reservoir. 9.000 00
75 Hydrants, one at every street
crossing, 3,500 00
Valves. Gates and Slop Cecks, 2,500 00
Superintendence, &c 2,500 00
Uneslimated items ami Sundries, 2,500 00
Five Watering Trsughs and two
Fountains. 1 ,0O) 00
Meters, 2,000 00
S 189,501) 00
To raise the necessary funds, tbey recom
mend that the citizens le asked to author
ize the issue til six jcr cent, lands to the re
quired amount ; and the saving to our citi
zens in reduction of insurance premiums
alone, will, they soy, pay the annual inter
est On tho whole sum.
TLc rcpotts Iiave.lccn printed in pam
phlet form, by tho Council, and will be dis
tributed to-morrow. We commend tlieni to
the careful consideration of our citizens, and
doubt not tbat every pul he spirited man
after reading tbem will join us in raying,
" i must hare the water trorls."
Sale or Hostital Buildings. Tbe sale at
auctisn of tho store-houses, kitchens, mess
roams lc., connected with the U. S. Hospi
tal in this city.iri announced by Capt, Sawyer
under orders from tie Quartermaster Gen
eral. The long wards, which are of most
value, do not appear to bo included. The
sale takes place on the 14th inst.
The Trots on tux Dar. Five entries were
made Wednesday afternoon for the 1st purse
of $25 for horses that wcro never trotted
better than 3.15, best 3 in 5 to harness. The
race was won by O. A. Morse's "Fear Not,"
time 2.56, 2.50 and 2.54. A. J. Danlortb's
"Gen. Stannard" came in second, and J.
Fay'a "High Fly" was withdrawn in conse
quence of having cast a shoe. Tbe contest
for the second purse of $50, open to all
horses owned in Chittenden County, best 3
in 5, was a sharp trial between Joseph Ba
con's "Plum Bob," and C. B lodge tt's "Lady
Wilkine." The first two heats were won by
the "Wilkine Mare" in 2 56 and 2.50. Tho
third was a dead heat in 2.49, and the fourth
heat was won by "Lady Wilkins" in 2.51.
Tux Trots. The puiec of $100, open to
all horses, was takca Thursday by Capt. A.
Austin's Whalebone." Time 2.42,2.41,
2.36. Miller & Fay's "Greyhawk" was
the only other borec entered, and took the
second lest premium cf $25. There were no
entries for tho " grand Scrub race," which
was to close the races, and for that and
other reasons it did not come off.
The Spring term of the University of
Vermont commenced March 1st.
Real Estatr. The old "Merchants' Bank
Building" on Water street, opposite tbe
"Lake House." has been purchased by D.
A. Van Nameo, Jr., for 3,000.
Orr Tne Track Sheriff Munson had
quite a collision on the Vt. Central K R.
track with a Fox, whose arrest for intoxica
tion we noticed a day or two since, and both
went off the track, down an embankment.
Xo lives lost.
TII1KTV NINTH. CONCKK3S.
Washington, Feb. 27.
The amendment to the Constitution renorted
by the Reconstruction Committee, securing to
the citiiens of each State the privileges of citi
zens of tbe several States, and equal protection
in the rights of life, liberty and property,
Mr llijby (Cal.J snake in sunnort of the
amendment. He referred lothe Constitution to
prove that it intended to provide precisely for
that which the amendment would provide tor.
Mr Hale (of N Y.) opposed the amendment
He thought the necessary reforms in State Ieiris
latin should come from tbe State itself, and not
be forced upon it hv the centralized power of
Losgress tor instance, most, if not all the
Stateo.maJe distinctions against married women
in the matter of property. Was it for Congress
to remove these distinctions T
Mr Stevens succested that when all of the
same class, all married women, were dealt with
in the same way, that was not unequal legisla
tion. Mr Hale regarded that arsumcat as much
more specions than sound. For by a parity of
reasoning it might be said that when one negro
was dealt with in the same way as another, it
was not unequal legislation. He apprehended
tnat the distinction of class was quite as broad
between negroes and white men as it was be
tween married women and unmarried women.
He insisted that the American people had not
yet found oat that the State governments were
insufficient to protect the rights and liberties of
the citizen. If the gentleman from Ohio (Mr
Bingham) hid found it so, he would recommend
him to emigrate to New York and he wouhl find
it very different.
-Mr Jimsham It is intended to protest tens
of thousands and hundreds of thousands of loy
al white citizens of the United States, whoe-.-
property by local State legislation has been
rested from tbem by confiscation, and to pro-
t.ct them from banishment laws, for which there
has been no federal statute to this day to give
Mr Hale Let me warn the gentleman that
there are other liberties as important as the
liberties of the individual citizen, and these are
the liberties and rights of the States. The her
esy ot State Rights has been quieted. Lit us
see that a more dangerous heresy does not rise
up in its place.
1 eppese tnc amendment as unsaund
in substance, as impolitic in itself, aad as not la
conformity or harmony with the theory of the
Constitution. I oppose it as uacalled for at
all times and as especially uncalled for now when
cur tendencies cught to be all the other way. I
especially orpese it for the manner in which it
I 7 U. V... I.,,n:.t ,1... ,,.1. TT,. T
Jo njieve ,ait the uretenUime is favorable
I for the calm, dispassionate consideration of con
titutional law. 1 uo not teneve tnat tbe cir
cumstances surrounding the House to-day are
conducive to deliberation. I ask gentlemen not
to adopt so fundamental a change in the govern
mental system as this measure proposes at least
until time shall have been given for examination
Mr Price (Iowa) prefacing his remarks by
saying that he was not a constitutional lawyer
like many other gentlemen in the House, gave
what he understood to be the meaning of the
prcspesed amendment. It was simply this :
lhat it a citizen ot f ennsylvania or lowa
should visit Georgia cr South Carolina, he
should have the same protection there which he
would have bad be lived the-e all his life, tor
the last thirty years that was not the case.
Northern citizens going to the Southern States
did so at tbe risk of a coat of tar and feathers,
and of being ridden on a rail. lie was inform
ed that recently a party of eight men went from
Illinois to Mississippi to wcrx in a machine shop
and that six of them came back, tbe other two
having been murdcred'between the shop and
their boarding house.
Mr Wright (dem. N Y.) raised a question of
order tbat the House was not trying murder
The Speaker overruled the question.
Mr Price believed that, though he was not a
constitutional lawyer, he knew how much two
and two made, ard that he bad always given tbe
proper answer to the question. He was discus
sing the real question before the House, and
sticking closer to it than any cne who had pre
aeJed him. He believed that Congress now had
the power sought to be conferred by this amend
ment, under the clause of the Constitution which
declares that Congress shall have the power to
proTtde lor tbe gtnerat welfare.
.vlrilogers iul tbe gentleman inform mo
where he finds that clause?
Mr Price Certainly, sir; it has been a pirt
of the joys of my life to impart information to
tbe ignorant. (Laughter.) It is in the eighth
section of the first article (reading it. )
Mr lagers Poes not the gentleman rear I trni
the text of tbe Constitution T
Mr Price See the difference between a com
mon sense man and a constitutional lawyer.
(Hoars of laughter.)
Mr Iuieeri (Having referred to the Consti
tution) It is here; you are right, I supposed
it was only in the preamble. (Laughter.)
Mr Price These gentlemen have talked about
the Constitution of our fathers the Constitu
tion as it is and when yoa bring them down to
the real old Bible, the Constitution of our lath
ers, about which they prate so much they arc
as ignorant of it as they were before they were
Mr Chandler (dem. N Y,) I understand the
gentleman to base his argument on the eighth
section of the Constitution.
Mr Price I based no argument on it at all.
I based my argument on the resolution belore
the House, and then I referred to what was al
ready in the Constitution.
Mr Chandler I ask the gentleman
Mr Price declined to yield.
Mr Chandler (while the Speaker was calling
him to order and knocking loudly with his gav
el) tried to make himself heard, saying that the
centleman (Mr Price) entirely misconstrued the
section, which was a mere power to lay direct
taxes and raise arms.
The Speakir directed Mr Chandler to take bis
Mr Chandler I will; but the gentleman is
The Speaker It is defiance to the House and
ol the Chair for a gentleman to continue speak
ing when called to order by the Chair.
Mr Chandler I beg the Chair's parJon.
Mr Price I had not the least idea in the
world of raising such a hubbub ic the House;
but I am perfectly willing to impatt information
to as many of the Democrats as possible; bat it
is a harder job than I like to undertake at this
late hour of the day. (Laughter.)
A Bricut CouuisiioNiR. Commissioner
Newton, in the January report of the Ag
ricultural Bureau at Washington, copies
from the St. Albacs Messenger a statement
of the butter and cheese shipped from that
station to market by rail, for 15 years past
The commissioner heads the table "St. AI
cans (Canada) export of luttcr and cheese
into the United 5ZaM,"and adds : "This is a
specimen of the greatly increased supplies
sent from Canada into tbo United States
under tho reciprocity treaty." Commis
sioner Newton is a jewel. What would
the country do if sach a light were to be
Pebuc DocruENTs. Wc arc under re
newed obligations to Messrs. Poland and
Woodbridgc for public documents of inter
est. Business Cuince. Wc understand that
Mr. C. E. Wyman on Church Street has
sold bis stock of Dry Goods to Mr. Wm II.
Roberts of Sbclburn, formerly a merchant
at Lewis, N. Y. The establishment is tem
porarily closed while an inventory is being
taken, but will be re-opened in a few days
under its new proprietorship with a largely
increased stock of goods.