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The l'residcnt',1 Proclamation.
Tlic long proclamation of President John-
sou, in ttliicli lie declares that tlic rcljellion
is at an end in all the States where it has
prevailed e'xeept Texas, will he read witli
interest, though not with entire satisfaction
by the cuiutnunity in general. The mo!t ol
it is ramie up of whereases, many of thetn
proiK-r enough in thiir utatemenU offsets
others stilting facts so dissevered from other
co-exicte-iit facts important to be taken
into consideration in order to a just appre
ciation .f thera, as to make an impression
of unfairnMo on a great many minds ; oth
ers mad up of political dogmas, ol aswr-
tioiif as to the present, and prophes ien as to
the future, ull of which the President as
sume to be absolutely and unqualifiedly
just and true in which he jjoc far beyond
the bonrt-t convictions of tuanv and there
upon he declare "the insurrection which
heretofore existed in the States of Georgia,
South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia,
Tennessee, Alabama, Louisiana, Arkansas
Mississippi, and Florida, is an end, and
l.cncelurth to be so regarded." A good
many will say why not put Texas into the
list, also"? It is truo that the Provisional
Governor is jet in Eco there, in some sort.
and the Constitutional Convention of the
Txauf is in session : but what of that ?
There are no .organized forces in open rebel
lion there, and the temper and conduct of the
controlling masses of the people show no more
inilignity towards tho unionists, white and
black, no more determination to make null
aud void in practice tho provisions ol the
United States Constitution, for the protee
tion ol the civil rights of all, than they
showed before Lee. Johnston and Smith sur
rendered and for that matter, no less
and in this rcsncct thev are no worse than
the rebellious spirits in the other States.
Since the President takes the business
of restoring peace, harmony and right into
bis cwn hands in this way, without tho
hast rcfcicnce to the powers of Congress
it seems to us it was hardly worth his while
to leave Texas outeidc of the shadow of his
favor, fis he has done.
We enter upon no discussion here, as to
the constitutional powrr of the President in
this matter, nor upon the effect which his
proclamation will have upon Congress and
the Country, larther than to cay that in our
opinion it will not be promotive of the hap
py results which doubtless he belicvci will
soon flow Irom it. If it does not add to
the difficulties already great enough of
bringing the nation into the condition it
ought to be in, we shall be agreeably disap
pointed. The Third Congrcsklonnl District.
la jour leader proposing Major
General Geo. J. Siasxabd as a candidate for
Congress from the Third District of Vermont,
you make the following remarks concerning the
leading men of our State in their treatment of
army officers returned to civil life :
"Long befcre the war closed they laid their
heads toeether and decided that if they could
nrevent it. none of "these officers" should have
any office in the gift of the people. They should
have lair words and nothing else. This we be
lieve to have been a deliberate plan, and it has
been succcs:fully carried out thus far. Do not
the people think this state of things has lasted
long enougu I
I think you depart widely from the usual can
dor, fairness and good nature of the Free Prest
when you make such a statement. There is not
a county in Vermont where a fair proportion of
offices have not been filled by "army men." In
many instances returned army officers have been
elected to offices for which they were poorly fit
ted by education or experienccThe motive which
induced the people to set aside civilians of supe
rior worth, was because "he had served faithful
ly in the army." I am a soldier and both my
sympathy and interest lie with class. I am
not, however, in favor of choosing from them
to fill "civil offices" unless they are the test
men irrespective of their serrice in the army.
"Hero worship" should find expression in
generous gifts and hearty appreciation, yet to
elect a man to an office for which he is not suit'
el is only doing both him and the people a
I regard the matter in a practical, human
way for all. For example, if any disibled offi
cer or soUicr in Burlington bad been put in
nomination for Mayor, what should have been
the inducements for voting for him? His former
service, wounds and broken health ? Or should
the simple consideration have been the test man
for the place, regardless of all other consider
You ny further :
"The people of this Congressional district
will shortly hate to select a new candidate lor
thu'r representative in Congress. Mr. Baxter,
bavin' bal three clccticus.'canuot expect a
fourth, and if we are correctly informed dees
I surmise that you are not correctly informed
in regard to Mr. Baxter. My cpinion is he
stands juit where be always h stcoJ, ready to
serve the State in any way he cau do (be most
good. Now we all know Mr. Baxter has served
his constituents, the soldiers, the State and the
cation fajtbtully and well lie is an able man,
a man of indomitable energy, pure patriotism
and a staunch Republican. Why should we
cbangeliim for a new man. who, however good
a GfLcr.il, has not the experience to make him
Mr Baxter's equal in Congress.
I honor Gen. Stannard. He is a brave and
faithful cfS:er. He has snffered much for his
country and is deserving of great reward. But
is it safe in these trying timet to take him frcm
the array, where he' is " at home," actTplaee
him in the seat of our tried and experienced
Congressman Hon. Fortns Baxter?
Tbe.Fatx Pra3i,as ''Justice" well knows,
has not charged "the, leading men of the
State." understanding by those, words, tho
men of really leading mind and position, with
slighting luur soldiers. The word he quotes
out of their connection were written by ni
of the tcirepallcri. II Juatiro chooses to con
sider the mere schemers, tricksters and pot
bouse politicians who through the culpable
neglect of the stronger and more prominent
men of the State are too often allowed to
run our nominating conventions, the "lead
ing men of the State," let him do so ; but
let bim explain who he means by the phrase
when be uses it. Of a number ol the class
we referred to onr charge is strictly trucand
they know it.
Wo reaffirm our statement as to the gen
eral success of a deliberate clan toelightour
soldiers in the disposition of ciul offices of
honor and trust in this State. It is notor
ious and has attracted unfavorable notice in
other States, that no ciul office of any prom
inence in this State has yet been tendered
to a soldier; yet many men jiosseTsing as good
qualifications for civil ofie as any person,
in the State went into tho military service
and proved thetncive bravo and capable men,
and capable men in the field arc almost al
ways capable in civil office.
Much of the remainder of'Ju.ticeV'com
munication is wide of the point. We have
never asked for the bestowal of offices on un
fit intn.bccause of their services in the army.
What we do claim is that when we have men
who to leisonal fitness for office, add distin
guished services nnd sacrifices in the war,
they sliould not be overslaughed because of
It is to tbcm and such as them we owe
the fact that our civil institutions are pre
served, and that tLere is left to us the pri
vilege of selecting our le-gislators and rulers.
Their sen ices have been such as a grateful
people are not inclined to whistle down the
wind in the"irrcspectivc"way which Justice,
fur his own reasons, sees fit to advocate.
But to come down to the case in hand, if we
did not consider Gen. Sta.nnaIiD a fit man
to riitient this district in Congress,
we assuredly should not desire to
see him nominated. Tho General
might not make one of the greatest
orator son the floor of Congress, though the
stump of his good right arm would often
speak, we lancy, with an eloquence which
the best speaker there might be glad if he
could embody In words ; but he will make,
if chosen, a faithful, capable, industrious,
honest and clear headed legislator, one of
whom Vermont would never be ashamed,
and to whom she can safely entrust her
interests and h onor.
Wc had good autbority.wbich we offset to
Justice's "surmise," lor the intimation that
Mr. Baxter does not desire to be a candidate
for a fourth election, and so believing we
let pass without comment that portion of
our correspondents article.
Gen. Stannard, as the reduction of the
army goes on, must scon expect to be mus
tered out of service. The days of our volun
tecr army and officers arc numbered. It is
understood that in the competition of meri
torious officers for appointments in the regu
lar army, a majority in the highest rank
which has been offered to Gen. S. That
the services of Vermont in the war have been
enough to entitle her to aBrigadicr General's
place for her favorite saldier, docs not seem
to us an extravagant claim ; but ifitisnot
allowed by Gen. Grant and the Secretary of
War, we do not see how it can be helped.
Gen. Stannard certainly cannot be blamed
for declining to accept n Major's position in
the regular army. Returning thus, as he is
coon like to, to civil life, the question is if
the people of this district can do themselves
more honor, than by honoring him with &
nomination and election to Congress. We
do not believe they can ; and there are nu
racrous indications that they do not think-
The Senatorial Appointment.
Hon. Geoece F. Edmunds Appointed U
b. Senator. Governor Dillingham on
Tuesday morning appointed Hon. G. F.
Edmunds of this city to fill the vacancy in
the VJS. Senate caused by the death of Hon.
Solouon Foot. The appointment of course
is only for the time between this and the
assembling of the Legislature next October.
Mr. Edmunds is n man of well known ability,
and of experience in the State Legislature. No
one who knows him can doubt that he will
maintain a high rank in the U. S Senate,
and that his voice and vote will Ie in ac
cordance with the principles which dwell in
the bosoms of a vast majority of the people
of this State.
The names of several other gentlemen
have been more or less mentioned within
the last few days, in connection with the
appointment of a successor to Mr. Foot,
particularly those of Hon. Levi Underwood
of this place, Ex-Gov. Hall of Bennington.
ex-Gov. Smith of St. Albans, and Judge
Kellogg of Rutland. Each of these gentle
men bad strong favorers. It is no dispar
agement te the others to say that with two
men of such pre-eminent ability and fitness
for the appointment as those presented by
this County, and with tbu liberal share of
such honors which has fallen to other
Counties on this side of the mountain,
the Governor could hardly have been
justified in rcltctiDg cither of the honorable
and respected candidates from other coun
ties. In a period of seventy-five years, Frank
lin County has furnished two United States
Senators, holding office for seren years ;
Bennington three, occupying ticenty years :
Rutland firo, occupying nineteen years ;
Addison three, occupying ttctnty-mm 3 ears :
Chittenden County none. We are rrjoiced
that such an honor has at last fallen to our
Governor Dillingham came up from Rut
land end made the appointment here.
There are foreshadowingsof some trouble
on the subj"Ct cf the fisheries on the coast
of the British provinces, consequent on the
termination of the Reciprocity Treaty ; yet
wo hardly think any great or lasting mis
chief will cojse. The following from the
London Post of if arch ISJtb, Is ijn indica.
tion of English sentiment worth noticing :
When negotiations were opened at the close of
the American war of independence, one of the
points most strongly insisted upon hv John Ad
ams was the recognition of the right of Amer
icans to fish in all the seas adjicent to their
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this right last cc UAjiareu mat ne wouu ratner
'continue the war lorcTei'' ttaa Stanton f 1
and the treaty of 1783 acaordingly embraced a
clause recognizing the right of the inhabitants
or the United states to nsn "wuereter mey haa
The .,utioa was re-opened at the conclusion
of the second American war, and the right
claimed received for tea Cr:t time a limitation
by the treaty signed on the 20th of Ostober,
1818. Messrs. Rush and Gallatin, the eommis-
slocirj cn behalf of the United States, while rc-
aining UJ right of entering bays and creeks
for the purpose tt rpairg and ot curing their
Csh and drying men- nets, .na also tne general
right to fish, abandoned its e xerclss sUtin the
limit cf thrcA miles from the coasts, bays and
creeks of the province?. This state of things
continued for some twenty ytars; but in 1841,
complaint began to be inside of eMrcachiafnti
and tresnssfe by American fishing boats, and .
asonS other tbinpitwaj- iwerted that they or
had transgressed tho treaty by fiihing within
the three mile limit ia the Bays of Fundy and
inaieurs, and in the Straits or Canto. It was
contended by the provincials that in the case of
the Bays of Cbaleurs and Fundy (the latter
of which measures sixty miles across) the three
mile limit must be measured, not from the coast
itself, but trom a line drawn across the bay
from headland to headland, inside which was as
serted no American fisherman should be allowed
to come. From this construction, whish was
eventually endorsed by the law officers of the
Erglish Crown (though in terms which seem to
make it certain that they had not even read the
treaty,) arose constant disputes, which at last
grew intolerable, and on June 5, 1854, was
signed at ashington the convention now about
to expire, known as the Reciprocity J reaty. iiy
this, in addition to the powers claimed and ad
mitted by the treaty of 1818. liberty was given
to the Americans to take fish throughout the
seas contiguous to the provinces without any re
striction as to distance from the shore, in re
turn lor this British subjects were allowed the
same advantages cn all American shores north
of the thirty-sixth parallel of latitude, and by
article 3 a reciprocal free list was established
which opened the markets of each country to the
most important products of the other, but of
which, from the i.ature of the case, the qreat
advantage remained with the provincials.
The advantages which have sprung from this
treaty are enormous ; trade between the two
countries has incrcaied enormously, and the
fisheries have received a development almost in
credible. But for the American civil war, a
convention so materiilly advantageous would
have certainly been left undisturbed for many
years to come ; but the United States govern
ment, to provide fir an enormous debt an 1 an
increased expenditure, has thought proper to
raise a large amount of revenue by heavy cus
tom duties, and cannot consequently maintain
the free reciprocal list provided for by the third
article cf this treaty. In a few days, by its
termination, we shall be thrown back upon the
provision of the treaty of 1S18, with all the
bickerings and heartburnings which prevailed
from 1815 to ISo'J, and the government will
have to consider what construction of that trea
ty it will maintain and what action it will take.
Were the question capable of being settled by
the governments of the Great Britain and the
United States alone, it would probably not be
found to present much difficulty ; but it is com
plicated by the princnce cf the provinciils,
who are not unnaturally anxious to keep the
fisheries to themselves, or at any rate not to ad
mit the United States to a share in them without
receiving compensating advantages in the shape
of a freeiaarket for their products. Their ef
forts will thui be directed to as strict an inter
pretation and as rigorous an enforcement of the
treaty of 1S18 as they can cbtain. By an act
of Parliament passed in the reign of George III,
an! also by provincial acts, power is given to
eonfi-cate absolutely all ves-rels, with everything
on board of them, found fishing within the
three mile limit ; and it is certain that there
will teerery disposition on thepart ofthepro
vineials to enforce the air to as full an extent
at will if supported iv England. On the
other hand, it is scarcely possible to exaggerate
the importance attached to the right of free fish
ing by the Americans. It ia ouitc clear that an
insistance upon the observance of the treaty of
1S18, WHO tne construction put open 11 in
1815, would gravely endanger the friendly rela
tions between this country ana me uniteu
Mates. The English jcrtrnment thus finds
itself a party to a triangular duel, in uhich it
has nothino to nam itself, utth the disairantage
of Icing a target for both the other combatants
a situation neither pleasant nor profitable. It
is exceedingly doubtful trAfUfr st is desirable
for anv nation to maintain in these days thepo-
licy if excluding anybody from the privilege of
mntnuin me sea. ine commission wnicu re
cently sat to examine the question as affect
ing seas nearer home Am reported against
the maintenance of any rettrictions
lehaterer. Negotiations are even now
beinir carried on with the French government
with a view to carry the recommendations of
their report into practical eaect, ana 11 tt
scarcely probable that this country trovld con
tent to make any great sacrifices to support.
teteral thoutandmilesairay.aprincip.e waiea
if is doing its best to abolith on lit own shore
It is intelligible enough that the provincial?,
with the prospect before them of loiing the ad
vantages they derive from the Reciprocity
Treaty, should uith for support in enforcing
the penal clautes existtng under lac rormer
ilateafthir.ni : 4a. although they mill te sup
ported by this country in uhaterer itjutt and
proper, if is not 10 ceexpseiea moi lacy viii or
supported in the attertion of principles utAiek
hare been already abandoned on mtssweoj ia
It may interest our readers to sec how
positive and broad a provision was made in
the Treaty of 17S3. for securing to the
U. S. a free access to the fishing grounds.
Article third of that Treaty is as follows :
" Article 3. It is agreed, that the peiple of
the United States shall continue to enjoy unmo
leited the rieht to take fish of every kind, on
the Grand lfank, and on all the other banks of
New t oundlandj also, in tho ljull 01 Bt- uw
rence, and at all other places in the sea, where
the inhabitants of both countries used, ai any
time heretofore, to fish: and also, that the in
habitants of the United Slates shall have liberty
to take fish of every kind on such part of the
coast or Sew rounatanu as-iiriusn risae-men
shall use; (but not tovlry.orcure'the same on
that island;) and-lsoon we.coasta, cays, anu
creeks, of all other Vf his Brittanic Majesty's
dorain3J in America; and that the American
fishermen shall have ?he liberty to dry and cure
fish in any of the unsettled bays, harbors and
creeks of Nova Scotia, Magdalen Islands, and
Labrador, so lone as the same shall remain un
settled ; but so soon as the same, or either of
them shall bp settled, it shall not ie jawiui ior
the said fishermen to dry or cure fish at such
settlement, without a previous ngreepent for
that purpose witn tne tnnaonanu, proprietors
or posaessers ol the ground."
In tLe treaty of Ghent, Dec 24, 1814
which closed the war of 1812 14. and in the
commercial convention of July 3, 1815
whi:b was to be in force but four years, no
allusion was mail; to. tho fisheries. In th
discussions pertaining U tho toi-ccriial
convention of Oct. 20, 1S18, the subject of
the shore fisheries had a prominent place,
The British minister maintained.succcrsfully.
that though the war of 1S12-14 did not
affect so much of tho treaty of liod as
acknowledged thp independence of the
United States nor the natural right of Csh
ing on the Grand Bank, it did put an end to
the iierigTMHed in that treaty to the in
habitants of the United States to fish within
the shote.-irjlert , extending a marine league
jrom the shore, and to cuter the creeks and
rivers to fish and to occupy the soil of the
British posscssisns to dry and cure fish
The new arrangements of the convention of
1818, very seriously curtailed the liberty
previously enjoyed, though it continued it
for certain parts.
GEN. HAWLEY ELECTED.
All the malign influences which were set
to work to gain a copperhead victory in
Connecticut have failed. Gen. Hawley,
the patriotic Union candidate for Governor,
is elected, though by a much smaller ma
jority than yaj hopetj for.
HAWLEY'S MAJORITY 700 TO 800.
Habttoed, Ct., April 3. AH but ten
towns have been heard from and Hawlcy
has a majority of about 900. Five of these
towns a;c In .ituhGelJ county and three in
Tolland, which will go Dcmcrutij una
probably reduco the majority of Hawlcy to
about 700. The editors e f the 'limes, tho
Copperhead organ of the Sato, have figured
un nnd concede a mii,iritv nf fiiKI in f!nn
r J '
nawiey. ine total poll 01 votes is nearly
JJy tit President cf the ITnjted Statu,
X FSOCXAXATICX :
Jt Whereas, By proclamationi on the fifteenth I
and mnetoenth cf April, one thousand eisht 1
hundred and .Won., the President of tta
United States, in virtue of the power rested in '
mm Dy tut ixmsutntion and the laws, declared
that the laws of the United States were opposed
acd the execution thereof obstructed, in the
Mates of esoith Uarolica. Uetrgia, Alabama.
Florida, Mississippi, ' Louiiitci and Texas, by
combinations tosr powerful to he supprestod by
by the ordinary course of iudicial'cnceedinra. ,
by the poira Tested jn th marshal. ly laV, I
And xrhereas. By another proclamation made
on the sixteenth day ot August, in the same
year, in pursuance of an act of Congress ap
proved July thirteenth, one thousand c'uht hun
dred and Eixty-cne, the inhabitants of Georeia,
South Carolina.Virginia, North Carolina, Tenn
essee, Alabama, Louisiana, Texas, Arkansas,
Mississippi and Florida, except the inhabitants
ot that part of the State of Virginia
lying west side of the Alleghany Mountains, and
of such other parts of that State and the other
States before named as might maintain a loyal
adhesion to the Union and the Constitution, or
might be from time to time occupied and con
trolled by the forces of the United States engag
ed in the dispersion of insurgents, were declared
to be in a state of insurrection agiinst the
And vhereas. By another proclsmstion on
the first day ouuly, one tnousinu eigne uun
dred and sixty-two, issued in pursuance of an
act of Congrrss approved June seventh, in the
same year, the insurrection was declared to bo
still exist imr in the States aforesaid, with the
exception of certain specified counties ia the
State of Virginia,
And vhereas. By another proclamatlon.made
on the second day of April, one thousand eight
hundred nnd sixty-three, in pursuance of the
act of Cougross of July thirteenth, one thousand
eight hundred anl sixty-one, the exceptions
named in the proclamation of August sixteenth,
one thousand ei2ht hundred and sixty-one, were
revoked, and the inhabitants of the States of
Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tenn
essee, Alabama, Louisiana, Texas, Arkansas,
Mississippi, Florida and Virginia, except the
forty-eight counties or Virginia, designated as
West Virginia, and the ports of New Orleans,
Key West, Port Royal anl Boaufjrt, in Suth
Carolina.wcre declared to be in a state of insur
rection against the United Stales ; and, whereas
the House of Rrpresf ntatives, on the 22d day of
July. 1SC1, adopted a resolution in the words
lollowing, viz :
Itetolrid, By the House of Representatives
of ths Congress of the United State, that the
present deplorable civil war has been forced
upon the country by the Disunionisls of tho
Southern Stutcs, now in revolt against the Con
stitutional government and in arms around the
capital; that in this national emergency Con
gress, banishing all feelings of mere passion or
resentment, will recollect only its duty to the
whole country; that this war is not waged cn
our part in any spirit of oppression, nor for
any purpose of conquest or subjugation, nor for
the purpose of overthrowing cr interfering with
the rights of established institutions of those
States, but to maintain and defend the suprem
acy of the Constitution, and to preserve the
Union with all the dignity, equality, and rights
of the several States unimpaired; and that as
soon as these objects are accomplUncd the war
ought to cease.
J11J u-Aerfai, The Senite of Ihe United
States, on the 25th day ef July, 1861, adopted
a resolution in the words following, viz. :
liesolced. That the present deplorable civil
war has been forced upon the country by the
disunionists of Ihe Southern States now in revolt
against the constitutional government and in
arms around the Capital; that in this national
emergenoy, Congress, banishing all feelings of
mere passion or resentment, will recollett only
its duty to the whole country; that this war is
not prosecuted on our part in any spirit of op
pression, nor for any purpose of conquest or
subjugation, nor for the purpose of overthrow
ing or interfering with the rights or established
institutions of those States, but to defend and
maintain the supremacy of the Constitution and
all laws made in pursuance thereof, and to pre
serve the Union with all the dignity, equality,
and rights of the several Slates unimpaired; that
as soon as these objects are accompli bed the
war ought to cease.
And whereas, These resolutions, though not
joint or concurrent in form, are substantially
identical, and as such may be reginled 11 hav
ing expressed the sense of CougieM upon the
subject to which they relate.
And whereat. By my proclamation f the
ISth day of June last, the insurrection in the
State of Tennessee was declared to have been
suppressed, the authority of tlx United States
therein to be ucdisputcJ, and such United
States officers as bad been duly commissioned 10
be in the undisputed exercite of their official
And ichertat. There cuw exists no organized
armed resistance of misguided citiieoi or others
to the authority of the Uuile.1 States in the Slates
of Georgia, South Carolina. Virginia, North
Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama, Louiai ina, Ar
kansas, Mississipi i, and Florida, and the laws
can be sustained and enforced therein by I be
proper civil authority, Slate or Federal, tl
people of the said gutcs are well and loyally
disposed, and have ooofortued, or will conform
in tneir legislation, to the condition of affairs
growing out of the ameodmentJo the Cosvatita
tkxi of the United States prohibiting slavery
within the limits and jurisdiction of the United
And whereas. In view of the t fore-recited
premises, it is the mmUeet determination of the
American people that no State, of Us 1 wn will
has the right or power to go out of, or separate
iUeir from, or be separated from, the American
Union: and that, therefore, each State ought to
remain and constitute an integral part of the
And vhereas. The people of the several be
forcmentioLed States have, in the manner afore
said, given satisfactory evidence that they ac
quiesce in this sovereign and important restora
Hon or the national unity.
tzAnd whereas. It is believed to be a fundi
mental principle of government, that people
who have revolted and who have been overcome
and subdued, must either be dealt with to as to
induce them voluntarily to become friends, or
else tbey must be held by absolute military now.
tr or devastated so as to prevent them from ever
again doing barm as enemies, which last named
policy is abhorrent to humanity and "free
And whereas. The Constitution of the United
States provides for constitutional communities
only as States and not as territories, dependen
cies, provinces, or protectorates.
And whereat. Such constituent States must
necessarily be, nnd by the Constitution and laws
of the United States are male, equals and plac
ed on a nice looting as to political rights. Immu
nities, dignity and power with the zcveral States
with which they are united,
-fito" traercai. The observance of political
equality as a principle of right and justice is
well calculated to encourage the people of the
ai.resam ; ur.es in Decom more ana more con
st&Lt and persevering la their renewed allegi.
And whereas, Standinc armies, military oc
cupation, martial law, military tribunals, and
tho suspension of the privilege of the writ of Ao-
oeas corpus, are, in time of peace, dangerous
to public liberty, incompatible with the indivi
dual rights of the citizens, contrary to the
genius aud spirit of our free institutions, and
e xhauslire of the cations! resources, and ought
noi, mereiore, 10 oe sanctioned or allowed, ex
cept in cases of actual necessity for repelling in
vasion, or suppressing insurrection or rebellion;
And whereas, The policy of the covernment
of the United States, from the beginning of the
insurrection to its overthrow and final suppres
sion, ba been in conformity with the princi
ples herein set rorth and enumerated ;
Therefore, 1, Andrew Johnson, President of
me united States, do hcrehv nroelaim and de
clare thst the insurrection which heretofore ex
isted tn the States of Georgh, South Carolina,
North Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee, Alsbami,
Louisiana. Arkansas, Mississippi, and Florida
is at an end, and henceforth so to be regarded.
In testimony whereof I have Wennin r mv
hand and caused the seal of the United States
to be affixed.
Done at the City of Washington, the second day
of April,' in tho year of ctr Lord. r,ni thnu.
sand eight hundred 'and sixty-six, and of the
independence of the United States of America
By the President :
Wil-luji H. Sewaed, Secretary of State.
TUB FUXHilAl, of SENATOR FOOT,
Sermon by Iter. N. Srarer.
The remains of Senator Foot were com
mitted to tho tomb, on Monday at Rutland.
Tho occasion was one of deep and solemn in
toreet, and was marked bya large attendance
of leading and substantial citiens from va
rious parts of the State. A number went
..ii..uuvimiiiijiw mc une 01 the
t. Central Koad as far Fjst as North-
field: Burlington sent n numerous -delegation
of respected citizens, and the towns
ilani; tbc Jipp of the Rutland Road added
Jarge numbers, Tho remains of the deceas.
td Senator arrived in Rutland on Saturday
afternoonj accompanied by the ScratoriaJ
Committee nnd funeral party, and wert
placed in the Court House, where thev lav
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u ,c uonua7 ntxro. Ihe Court Room
VIS Braf" with the United States colors
entwined with mournine dranenr In th
, ' " ,BUUnS BPy- In the
centre stood a catafalque of black, with
white ornrmcnts. its nillarn Hta :..
cvrrprrm v;h;n si :. . ,ri .
"lrEr"n' " unin "s tasteftil structure
.'be Puffin lay upon a raised dais. Tt mm nr
mahogany covered with black broadcloth
with massive silver handles and ornamcfA,
and lined with plaited satin. The lid bore
the inscription, on a silver plate :
HON. SOLOMON FOOT,
U. S. Senator from Vermont,
Died March 23, 18CG,
In the G3d year of his age.
The coffin lid was covered with beautiful
garlands and flowers, includiD; a cross of
white exotics, of exquisite beauty.
Tho corpse, which was embalmed at Wash
ington on Wednesday, was dressed in a suit
of black broadcloth. The face was very
much wasted ; the sallow hue occasioned by
his disease, darkened by the charges after
deatli, gave it an unnatural appearance, and
there wns little in it to remind one of tho
fine, fresh, and striking countenance which
was wont to beam so kindly on all. On the
wulls of the Court Koom hung a fine por
trait of the deceased, between the portraits
01 Judges Prentiss and Phelps, with the
motto, "WE HONOR Illil DEAD, who uonorid
IS WHILE LIVI.NO."
Tlic funeral services took place in the
largo and beautiful church of the Congrc
gutunal Society. The galleries and side
pews were early filled with ladies and citi
zens. At half past one, tho coffin was clos
ed and the funeral procession moved to the
church, the following distinguished citi
zens officiating as all bearers :
Governor Dillixouam, Ex-Gov. J. G. Smith,
LX-GOV. HlLAXD HALL,JudgeSMALLET,U.S.D.C ,
President Labarfe, Hon. Mebbitt Cum:.
Hon. A. L. Mixes, Edwin EpaEBTOx.Eiq.
The mourners, arriving in carriages, join
ed tho coitegc at the door of the church,
und followed the coffin down the central
aisle. Mrs. Foot leaned upon the arm cf
Dr. Foot of Toronto, C. W., brother of Sen
ator Foot and strongly resembling him in
feature. Jadget Foot of Washington, and
family. Hon. Silas Hodges, brother
of Mrs. Foot, wife and family, and the
relatione in Hutland and vicinity followed.
Tbey u ere followed by the Senatorial Com
mittee; SeiMtcrs Doolittle of Wisconsin,
Poland of Vermont and Kiddle of Delaware,
with Gen. I). W. C. Clark, clerk of the Ex
ecutive sessions, and Mr. A. I. Gorman, Act
ing Serjeant-at-Arms, of the Senate. The
procession filled the body cf the specious
church, which holds about 1500 persons.
The coffin was placed in front of the pulpit,
which was occupied by Kct. Norman Seavcr,
pastor, Itev. Silas Aiken , I). D., Kcv. AI
dice Walker, of Walling ford, and Kcv. .Mr.
Campbell of the Methodist Episeoral Church
The exercises were as follows :
Reading of Hjuir, by Kev. Mr. Campbell;
Prayer by Key. Mr. Wlker ; Hymn, read
hv Mr. Scarer.
Mk. Seatw's Souon.
Mr. Seavcr, opening the bible which, as
he remarked, was the gift of Senator Foot
to the Church, read the following passage,
as the basis of his discourse ;
ISAIAH III: 1.2, 3.
For, behold the Lord, the Lord of hosts, doth
tale away from Jerusalem and frota Judah the
stay and the staff, Ihe whole stay of bread ami
the whole stay of water.
The mighty man, and the ana of war, the
judge, and the prophet, and the prudent, anil
The captain of fifty, and the honorable man
and the councilor, anil the eunnis artificer,
ami the eloquent orator.
God traoh tis to-day. said the Reverend
orator, that there is a power above all liu
man power. Man that m ereaied pni-wUi
sway, while the Creator endureth. It is no
common tree but a giant of the forest that
has fallen : it is the honorable jian. the
counsellor, and the eloquent orator that
taken. What he was to the nation, what
in tbc Senate, we leave to the abler tongues
ol hii. jieete to rehearse : bat what he was
to us. as he went in and out among us, as
we met bim from day to day, this wc may
ten, ana thus lay our simpler garlands
among toe richer anu more imisinguceora'
tions of bis coffin. I am not here to praise
tbc dead. I shall only relate tbc truth, and
icl inui praise or uifpraise aim.
Mr. Foot th an honorable man. That
any man in a community like that of Ver
moot can occupy such high station for
nearly a quarter of century, means boncstv.
energy, brains, perseverance, postponement
of pleasure to duty, purity ol life. And it
was honorable to the people of Vermont
mat lor three successive terms they should
have sent to the Se'natc not a dcmngoguc,but
an honest man ; singularly free,bold and out
On him for 18 vears we rorosrd with n.
tire confidence. Whoever else might waver,
wc knew he would stand firm. Whoever
else might siain bis record, bis wc knew
would remain pure. Who was there that
did not sleep the sounder during our late
lernuic war, Because wc Knew that this
grand old man stood at his post : to utter
the voiec of Vermont, and to refuse all com
promise with traitors. If tbc tide of the
war had swept over tho capital, whoever else
might flee, wc knew that he would stay and
be hewcel limb from limb rather than his
seat be occupied by traitors.
Alluding to the widely published incident
of his last hours, when he was raised to
look at tbc Capitol, ho said. Mr. Foot hon-
orored that stately pilo because it was tho
scene 01 nia nest clluits. lie knew its walls
had never witnessed unworthv deed or word
of his. We honored him livinsr. and hon
ored him dead because ho was an AoneM
Again we honored Mr. Foot because of his
warm heart. A successful man himself, how
many unsuccessful men did he not succor ?
itbout an enemv himself, how ofti-n rfiH
he redress the wrongs of others ? Asking
nothing for himself, how often did hn nnt
ask benefits for others ? How great his in
terest in every worthy object at home I
When he died it was a great xarm heart
that ceased to beat.
Mr. Foot was honorable hemiisn nf ,;
Patriotism. He alwavn forirnt hi.
tort and interest in the public welfare.
Owning not a foot of land, but hit
on tho other hand the whole State was hit.
1 oorer pcniapa than any other man of f -
same talents and opportunities, l.c was
richer than all, fur there was no o'no amon'
us, in Whose nruercritv he did nnt (m.1 .
personal interest, and delight. Ho ln.i
Vermont. No land so fair.nn men nr trnm.n
so brave and beautiful and good and true
as these: of his State. Slow to tale nfl.-n,.
at anything else, touch the honor of Vermont
and you roused in him a giant. With like
devotion he loved bis Cquntry. When ho
mm 113 m uis speccn at home that there
. nu uiuncio in nis itoay or drop of his
blood not at the service of bis Country, it
was no flourish of speech, but the simple
ii win 00 ions acain belore wo i
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the tomb one who in purity, worth and na-
l.mlt.m . 1. 1 1 1 I , . .
cum eeium mm wnose mortal part
wc lay to rest to-day our honorable man,
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Wo havo given abovo but, as It were, a
sentence now and then of a very coqucnt
and touching eulogy, which was listened to
with atsorbed attention.
The concluding prayer was by Dr. Aiken,
long the rastor and intiraat; friend or MrJ
Foot. It contained earnest petitions for di
vine comfort and blessing upon tho bereaved
mourners, and was an appropriate flpr eor
After a closing hymn and benediction hv
Mr. Campbell, the procession toolf jtt way
to the Cetaetcry on West itrect, where the
remains were placed In a receiving vault,
pending the preparation of the lot in the
new cemetery which had been purchased by
Mr. Foot, and for which he had ordered a
monument, now in process of manufacture.
The order ol the nroceEsjon was a follow. ; j
Rutland County Bar.
Among tho prominent citizens in the line,
in addition to those already named, we
noticed Chief Justice John Picrpoint and
Hon. Loyal C. Kcllogz, of the Supreme
Court, Hon. F. E. Woodbridgc, M. C, Hod.
Lawrence Brainerd, Hon. Levi Underwood
and Uon. G F. Edmunds Hon. E. N.
Bripgj, Hon. W. C. Kittrcdge, Hon. C. W.
Willard, Hon. Dugald Stewart, Hon. Hujh
Henry, Mayor Catlin of this city, nnd many
The arrangements were all excellent, and
carried out with a good taste and perfect
order, due largely to the capable manage
ment of Hon. J. II. Page, and his assistants
of the Committee of arrangements, and Col.
W. G. Veazey. chief Marshal. The whole
occasion was one of deep interest, and Ver
mont has now no public man whose loss
would occasion a demonstration of public
mourning, at all equalling this.
The Grcut New York Kobbery.
Tbc detection of the robbers who took a
million and a half of U. S. Bonds, stock
certificates, te., from the cafe of Rufus L.
Lord in New York City, a short time ago,
and the recovery of the property, is a re
markable affiir. Mr. J. 1'. L. Wcscott,
City Marshal of Ncwburyport, Mass., with
assistants Jones and Heath of Boston, and
Young, Pooro and Donehea of New York,
arc named as the successful detectives in the
case. It appears that- one Jones, a JS'cw
Hampshire man by birth, about thirty-nine
years of age, was the chief operator in the
robbery. He had been spotted by the Bos
ton police as a man of good appearance,
who, with small ostensible means, had been
for some time living very fast and spending
money frcelv with disreputable women. He
had been in New York city for some weeks
on tho look out for a job" in the thieving
line, when he learned by some means of the
careless way in which Mr. Lord a very old
man kept his property in his office. Some
attempts by false keys not proving success
ful the plan was adopted of getting the
property Irom the safe usually open in the
e!ay time while Mr. Lord wis intently en
gaged in conversation with one ot the party
on business. Jones profesed to be exten
sively engaged in the hop business, and talked
bops ; one wanted to lease a store, and on
one pretence or another all four got into
Mr. Lord's office together. Mr. Lord is
quite hard of bearing.
Jones, having the "gift of tongue," was
to engage Mr. Lord's attention, while one
was to enter the vault and hand some of the
booty to a companion, take the rest himself,
nnd the fourth was to open the door, wuen
needed. Accordingly Jones sat down in front
of Mr. Lord. whoe back uason hii sale with
the door open. He was earnest, and excited
the interest of the millionaire in the "hop
business." Meanwhile one thief wasin the
vault. He bad asoertained that the treas
ure was in two tin boxes ahuut a foot square
and two pocket books. He patted one of the
rwxes 10 a companion who was warming hn
k,nilj a I K .. n t C . . L- tr I i .
Liurel.ana who kept tbc box in tront of him
The other box and one pocket book be took
himself, carrying it so as to bring his body
between the treasure and its rightful
At one time, during the prjcew, Mr. Lord
rose as u he would look round; but just
then Jones was more anxious than ever to
obtain the leai-e of his hop store, and plead
so elqouently for an immediate answer that
the vencrahle Mr.Iird sat down again with
out as much as turning his eyes. It was at
that verv moment that the fourth robbcr.pul
ling his valuable gold watch from his pocket
recollected that he had engaged to meet his
business partner up town, and must leave
he would call again. That gave occasion to
open the door, and then went out all the
party but Jones ; and out went the boxes
and pocket book. Jones talked long cnouch
to enable them to get out of reach, when he
lined them. The million and a half of dol
lars were carried out in broad davlicht in
their bands, in eight of tho crowd upon the
surei, m mc ousicsi nour oi the day. it
was therefore the lioldest robbery as well as
the greatest ever committed.
The four men went on till they came to
an cntrvwar. where tht r stnnrwvl nnH pnr.
view me-ir oouiy, ana men proceeded up
town, to their headquarters near tho Central
park, where the boxes were opened and the
contents examined. Now it was that the
robbers were more surprised at tho amount
of their ill-gotten gains than was Mr. Lord
tne uay lollowing, when the bOD merchant
forgot to call on him at his great loss. It
was beyond all their anticipations, and their
oyes glared and their chins dropped to find
that they were the biggest thieves of the
world. Here were the papers, loosed from
their confinement, in stacks nron the tahle
National bonds. State bonds, railroad
bonds, private papers, and even tbc " last
will and testament" of that vcnerablo
broker, Rufus L. Lord still richer than anv
uiuu iu iue ciuie oi .uasucnusetts already
on the vcrcc of eternity, haying pasoed to
the last score of his century, who mijbt die
in an hour with the dcvisemcnt of his vast
cstato unprovided for.
come ol the party were so itjiowrp.1 iht
luey oegan to ast wnat thev should do with
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it ; and it was proposed to burn or sink in
the harbor all racers of littln Tallin in tbom
or difficult to dispose of. In their secluded
quarters, at the still hour or night, they
met to determine their arrangements. Then
it was that Jones, whose tongue was as per
suasive with his comrades as with Mr. Lord,
dissented. No, he said, though the papers
might not be valuable to them, they were to
uiaiBgeu oroxcr, unon whom they had
drawn so largely ; and they should return
to him what they could not eauijy Cse ; and
when it was suggested that such a return
might JcaJ to their detection, ho took the
responsibility to pcriorm the task, and thus
all the papers were saved. The property
was then divided into seven parts those
who had got up the case coming in for
shares and each one had 237,000 ; but it
all remained within the control of their
leader, Jones, and on his terpj was given
Jooe-s was arrested on a train for Boston,
and a large amount of bonds made payable
to Rufus L. Lord was found in his trunk.
The result was a discovery of the whole con
cern. C(ty of Ilurlington.
UAVOR WALIS' riRST VISSACr.
Gentlemen of the City Council:
From this day, the government of our
city is vested in the Mayor and a board cf
Aldermen, who in their joint capacity con
stitute the City Uor-ncii, of whlcfcT we hare
uat now oecome members.
This is an important chanco in the e-itv
government as first constituted, and on-
rsi VS W,U rc"uU s5p!?Jlj to all
interested. The management of our public
9r?K under a city form or govrrnment. ii
the short ciwrieneo whfh yOU haye had as
members of the City Qoancif, the past years
villi be ot great value to you in the discbarce
or Tour ofhoial duties the present year; and
even though those duties may Increase in
number and importance,
I enter upon the disoh. r
aa ehierexecativc offieor of .:.
: TO, "m.e estenl, hire hail in yonr
connection with the city noyernment.
na me subject, to which I ib$ call your
attention may havo received at your hand
more thought and consideration than I have
ever given them. Still as tbey deeply con
cern the public welfare and will to a greater
or less extent command your attention, it is
proper that I should speak of tbcm now.
.Most of the Executive Officers ot the city
are now to be appointed by the Board of
Aldermen. I deem U of the first importance
that such appointments bo wisely made.
Under our citv rrtivcrnment the people have
a right to expect bat no man eball be ap
pointed to an office by the deliberate consid-
cration of our Board of Aldermen, unless
he is qualified for tbo placo, and that no one
shall be retained in office for a moment alter
it shall become manifest that be la not dis
charging bis trust with fidelity and effi
ciency. It is very apparent that our fellow citi
zens are alive to the subject oi puDiic im
The lata action of the voters of the city
which authorizes tho City Council to bor
row a sum not exceeding One Hundred and
Fifty Thousand Dollars, and appropriate the
same in obtaining a permanent and ample
supply of water for the use of the inhabi
tants ol the city, necessarily imposes upon
us duties of very grave magnitude. Bythis
vote, the whole subject is placed in our
hands, and while tbc people have manifest
ed a commendable zeal upon tne subject,
and many doubtless expect that immediate
action will be taken in the premises, it is
still obvious that tins subject will require ot
us thorough investigation. Ibere is a diver
sity of opinion as to tbc source from vrhenco
a supply ol water should bo obtained, and
this presents a question for very serious con
sideration and one which I trust will be
I am informed that a movement has been
made in tbc right direction by our Utc City
Council for the purpose of acnuirms suita
ble grounds for a cemetery.
The land selected adjoins Green Mount
Cemetery, and is to be added to it. The
whole will constitute an area of about forty
five acres. So soon as tbc question ot land
damages is settled, measures should be taken j
to bt the grounds lor public use.
Our present Common School system is de
fective in many particulars and needs reforms
but our City Charter gives us no power to
adopt a better system.
Our schools should be under the control of
one board of officers. The old district system
should be abolished and a new and proper
system ot graded schools should be establish
ed throughout the City. This subject mer -
its our attention sunciently to cau so us to
sec to it, that our charter is so amended at
tbc next session of our Legislature that we
may have the power to establish a better
system ol schools than we now nave.
The public streets are now likely to re
quire considerable attention. New streets
are beiiig opened, and old ones are being
cxtendeei. Hie bridges at the several cross
ings of the old railroad track, are last de
caving, and two or more of them must be
attended to at once, or serious consequences
may follow such delay. Besides, the street
known as North Bend street.which formerly
afforded our citizens one of the most attract
ive driveways in this vicinity, lias been for
years wholly impassable at the point of the
old Railroad crossing, and in like manner,
and at the same point the street known as
Interval Street has been impasssablc for
I trust you will speedily inaugurate some
system in regard to our streets and bridges
at these crossings, which will restate the
streets to their former state ot usefulness.
and I would recommend that so far as it
may be fuund practicable all improvement
at those crossings be made of a permanent
character. S .me of these crossings etui be
tilled with earth, without any grent expense
and one or more of them should be filled
each year. If not already done our streets
should be nroperly surveyed and their limits'
and grades established, that adjoining pro
prietors may know their rights and be com
pelled to observed the rights of the rmblie.
And in this connection I desire to say very
great care should be taken that noeoeroach
ments upon the publie streets or oomraocM be
allowed to be made or to be continued if al
The subject of drains and sewerage m pro
perly connected with that of our streets and
highways and likewise demands your atten-
. : 1 r i : . 1 i - f
tion. Before leaving the subieet of our
streets, I would suggest that some plan be
ueviseu eo prevent m tho luture the erection
of buildings at the termination of streets
which would otherwise sooner or later be
extended and become of much greater pub-
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111. ure iuv I'reipriciy ui tma precaution 13
apparent, if we count the streets whioh
now terminate before public and private
Wc have alreadv purchased land For a
market, which may be improved from year
to year. Without Incurring great expense
tbc market ground can be put in condition
to be of immediate service. The regulation
preventing the wood and bay teams from
occupying our most public streets during the
past winter bas given general satisfaction.
Bv our amended Citv Charter T am nn.
thorized to appoint police officers, but lav I
aDDOinimcnis muse Deannroveii nv ihp eiani 1
1 I -J I
o. .-uaermen at tneir ne regular meeting
inrrMirrr i nnrn" i ha t hr 'nmm tAA n i
finance, in their retort of Fehrn.rv Ut
last, in estimating tbc current expenses of I
the city for the present year, calculate the I
Ti.:. . .. : u .. .
took ui uuue-c services u uvo nunarca aoiiare. 1
Auto sum ib eei wuerii smaller rnan mat CX-
pended during the past year far such scr-
vices, that I defer any further remarks upon
Lr L -, 1 f 1
iuu ouujcct uuui 1 am apprized 01 your I
views in relation thereto.
The Committee on Finance, which I havi
before referred to. have estimated the asset
and expenditures of the city for the current
year, as appears trom their published re.
hey estimate that a tax ol 5o cents on tbo
dollar will be sufficient to defray tho ordina.
ry expenses 01 tne city lor the current year.
I regard the estimate quite low. But' their
certainly have had better means of forming
aa opinion upon tne subject than 1 hayo. 1
think if we provide for all the cxtraordinnrrr
expenses or thp city which arc likelr tn ho
iue.-urre.-u uuj year, we snail require a tax or
u" me uoiiar. ana even such n tiT-
in view or the public improvements whirh
are under consideration at the present time
ought not to be regarded as burdensome.
There are other subjects or public interest
to which I have not particularly referred,
among which I may mcntica that of tho san
itary condition or the citv as or chief impor
tance. Bat tha retort of our IlWlif. n,.
iu'beL3 ' T0 a" th8t Ba'd Up0n the
In conducting the affairs of our city.whicb
arc now entrusted to our care for the year
to come, I believe we will bo actuated by a
mutual desire to prorac,tc. thj public welfare.
Saccct j ;qro ta accompany our efforts if
we act with prudence, unanimity and deter
mination, i'o do this we must devote to tho
ubjects which require our consideration our
earnest attention, ir wc give such mattero
but a convenient rnntTrlitntrinn A .1.-11
prove ourselves unworthy qepjbcrs of the city
Our peopja hve been blessed with unusu-
a? rru.pcriiy in an iceir business relations
during the past year, and have been won,
dcrfully preserved in their lives .their health,
and property. Hott lanz this pahlj0 proe!
pew Will continue we cannot ibrscc, but as
laithlul guardians of t'Betru8t
undcrtak- to discharge, we should endeav
or to be prepared for all such reverses as the
luture may have in store for us.
Gentlemen, I have taken a brief survey or
some ot our most important public interests,
and have given yon my own Ticw of our offi
cial duties in respect to them. It now re
mains that we proceed to the discharge of
our respective duties.
T. 71. "WALES, Mayor.
Emplotkxxt. We inyite attention to the
adyertisemcnt of G. U. Snyder Co., of
New York, headed $6,000.
Chittenden Countv Court,
AraiL tekm. 1S68.
Present Hon. J. Pkrpoint, Judge, Hon.
Wm. V. Reynolds. AssL Judge, Hon. Satsord
Colby, Asst. Judge.
The Court ccnyeced at the Court House at 10j
o'clock this morning and was openal by prayer
by Rev. E. Mix.
Seventeen jurors answered to their name
ahd were duly sworn
On calling the docket sixteen cases were set
down tar trial It being estimated that tb. eivi
docket would occupy no more than this week,
next Menday was set Sir the eommtaeaatatot
the trial of the criminal eases, whioh promise
to make the term just opened the longest u well
as the most interesting one for many years.
On motion of Hon. Geo. F. Edmunds, chair,
man of the Committee on Examination, Ltrrau
L. Lawmsce and Witnia L. Born a p of tha
city were admitted to the Bar.
Mr. Lawrence has recently eomnleteii
course at the Albany Law School.
Mr. Burnap is a graduate of Dartmouth Col-
lege, class of 1568.
On motion of Mr. Pbelpe, the Court adjourn
ed until to-morrow morning out of reapect to
the memory of the late Hon. Solomon Foot.
The case of J B. Gendroa ri Mary Stone wu
heard before Judge Pterpoiat this arteraooD
This was a writ of habeas corpus brootrht t
recover the custody of a chili given to Mp
Stone when only six months old by the father
The custody of the child was cmtnnd to Mr;
Stone by the decision of the Judge. Hon. Daniel
Roberts, for the plaintiff, Hon. T. E. Wales for
City of Hurllngton.
BOARD or ilMUIX
Xbrauiitriav, April 2 1
The new Board organized by the choice
Alderman Taft as President.
Mayer Wales read his Stst Msesofe.
Wm. Brinstsaid was apparaeal a member
the School Committee of District No. 9, in p..
of L. G. Bige-tow, declined.
A resolution was pasted avthoriziag
Mayor to borrow, for the as of th city, i .
not exceeeding $6,000, for a ttm not exceed .
The rules of the last Board worn stdoptei - -
the present. ,
Aldermen Barnes. Dodge and Tm!l were a;
pointed a Committee en Roads.
Dan Lyon and G. D. W tiler ware spr
Assessors, to nil the vaeanots esasal I ..
resignation of L. B. Engkoby and Daniel ,Y
Adjourned until this afternoon at 2 P. V.
City Council rroceeelhi-s.
TvbsbiaY, April .
boabb or Atom MEW,
The Board aot at 1 P. M., ptuaannt to
journmestt; tho Froeoatnt na raw eaaur.
Promt : AMcbmb Arlimr. Klodgett. 1'
Taft and Worcester.
Tne Board proceeded to tho election i '.
officers, with the Mlcwms; remit :
City Clerki. ft. Hiekok.
City Treasurer. C. W. Woodboaae
City Collector. N. B. Fkaagt.
City Attorney. Wm. G. Shaw.
Assessors. Hence L. Moore, G. V. WV
Constable. Lamas A. Drew.
Ckttf Engineer N. B. FhvnskgM.
Assistant Engineers. Xl IMtH,
Smuy, Ileerjr looaaii. Charles XiUer.
Street Commissioners. Honry Stanton,
S. Smith. Orlo E. llnney.
Overseer of the Poor is. B. Flanagan.
Cemetery Commissioners. D. C. lm-
(term expires 1867); P. M. Van Seklea i :
expires 1S8); G. G. Btoadiet (term ex;
Auditors. S. M. rVpt, L. B. Englesby
I . . ..
Trustet of Ott IT. S. Deposit Fmttd.i
Fce 1'iesMrs. K. J. Fy. F. J. ilei.
Wm. G. Sbaw.
Crano? Juror. II. If. Tuloott.
Sealer of Weights and Measures Y
Inspector of Leather. A. W. ADta.
Pound Keeper. Hiram S. Wtj,
Ilaywnrd. Henry S. White
Smp'tof Common Schools. Kerf . Elbe ..
The application of M ieho.se Malqatcn, fur :
mission to remove a buildfot; from the u
west comer of the Fair Ground to a vacant
near the Battery, was granted.
The application of Aaron Spear, to oe-e'.r
the sidewalks for three rods on the sooth si-io
Sll0rt strt far six weeks, with bricks
nmitiin:- miteriaia wn.
On motion of Alderman feet. tl e!k
ulrccleu 10 nouV City Treasurer, the t
Treasurer, the City Collector, and the
Constable that bonds would be rmmr.1 nr
in th mr,n, r sin mvi
On motion of Alderman Peck the clerk
dlrc,:teJ t0 netil the Overseer of the Poor tb 1
1 1 , . , ...
wouiu oc required ot him to the amour.
On motion of Alderman Peek it was er '.-i .
that the Recorder be required to giro, bond- ?
the turn of $1,000.
On motion of AUerman Arthur the Board ai
journed until Tuesday, April 5th, at I. M
A correspondent in Brooklyn, N. Y..wnti3
us as follows :
What o.ne Mas has doxc Rot. Theo. I
Cuylerlait Sabbath, took oeeasUn of its he
the 20th anniversary of his establishment n tV
ministry, to give some very interesting facts a
reference to his labors. He was first sett'.ei ji
a little town in New Jersey, afterwards reu. -el
to Burlington, N. J, where the first re
occurred under his preaching, was settle! -
two or three other places at different tine
then spent seven years ia New York, and
the past six years bas been nreve!,m .
P"'"" cbarse- DuriD5 time he hu
, , 0iVv. . ,
)v.,M,u wvin uiau e7w sermons, and ie
ered some 2C0 temperance lectures, besides j
Farms ,oO articles for the religious press. I-f
membership of his present church in Brw!ja
has incieased in six years from lit to 917, in
eluding thoso who stand ready to iom th'
church next month; and he reckons thewtu.
number of converts received in his twenty jeirs
of preaoUlctj at over 1000, besides many was
have joined other churches though awaken1
nmltrh!s preaching. And with all these !i
he has never but once been absent fra t'j
pnlpit on account of sickness, and t.t was
yean ago I With such health ant j rasp...: '
long life, how much good may rpV Mr. Cuj'er
accomplish in the next twtiiy years ' St
stands, as is well known, in the front raai
American divines; his tharch. is oaly If
thronged than Mr. Boecher's ; and the sdm
tion and love manitested for him by his i
are very great, as well they may be.
Mr. Cujler has never written a book prefr
ring that what literary labor his ministerial J
tles left time for, should he spent upon artJe
for the press, whtrtby for one little paragnpa
he may perhaps secure 600,000 readers. '
few, he said, were the instances which had con
to his knowledge of good accomplished and scaJ
saved by these articles. May h write ma"J
more, in the years which ws trust liebt