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BURLINGTON, VT FRIDAY MORNING, MAY 11 I8GG
VOL. XXXIV. NEW SERIES VOL. XII.
From theEveaing Transcript,!
Wanted a Minister.
We have'betn without a pastor
Some eighteen mentbs or more.
And though candidates are plenty
We've had at least a score;
All of Ibem "tip-top" preachers,
Or so their lettets ran
We'n-just as far as ever
From settling on the mi.
The first who came among us
IS; no mans wm tne worst.
Bat then e didn't think of him
Became he leas the first;
It being quilt tbe custom
To sacr.tice a fcw,
Befoie the church iu earnest
Determines wbat 10 do.
Here was a smart yoWDg fetttw,
n itb Mnms earnest way,
Who. but for one great blutitfer.
Had surely won the day ;
M ho left M good an impression,
On Monday one or to
Went round among the people
To set if be wonkl do.
The picas, godly portion.
Had not a fau.t to find :
lib clear and Marching preaching
1 hej thought the very kind;
And all went p month and pleasant
Until tbey heard the views
Of Kttue InttarLtlal FIDMTr.
Who rent the bignrt pear,
On these bis pungent decline;
Made bat a tutry bit;
The coat of govpel leacbweg
Yas qnile too tight a tiL
Of come bis Ui hh mtkal
Atlttid ye parsons all !
A iid preach iu please the sinners.
If you Mould -x a calL
Next came a pprnce young dandy.
Who ore bis bur tuu luttf;
Anotbt-r'a com was shabby.
And his w not over sinm'g;
And ode -N- llaen student
Whs ivoise ibnu all of tbofe
We couldn't hear I be serun-n.
For thinking ot hia note 1
Then wearying of candidarts,
U e Im.krd the ouniry IbrOMgfa,
'Mid dvctora and plsurs.
To find one that would do.
And alter much disctis-aiufi
Ou a bo should Uar toe ark,
Witn tolerable grtwnent,
We fixed on It Parke.
Here then we thought it settled.
But were am2rd 10 find
Oar fiatti-ritig mutation
We lururd to Dr. Hopkins
To help us out the larch.
Who stiangely thought that College
Had claims aline "oar ehnreh."
Neit ice despatched eonmrttcet,
liy twos and thieea, to urge
The labor for a Sabbath
Of the Iter, thallow Splurge,
lie cane a marked testation
(So wonderful bis style.)
Followed the creaking of bis twots
As he pasted along the aisle.
His tope were to (fleeting,
Il's gestures so diune,
A lady tainted in the hymn,
Before the second line .
And on that day he gave as,
Iu a cents dear and load,
The gratest prayer ver ddresied
To an enlightened crowd.
He preached a double ;
And gave ue angel's food,
On such a lovely topic
All lull ut sweet descriptions,
Ot flowers, and nearly streams,
Of wart-hug birds and moonlit groves,
And golden sunset beams.
Of faith, and true repentance.
He nothing had to say;
He lunnded all the corners,
And smoothed the rugged way;
Managed with great adrmlLess
To entertain and please.
And leae the sinner's conscience
Completely at hie ease.
Six hundred is the salary
e gave in former days,
We thought it very liberal.
And found it hard to raise;
But when wc took the paper,
YA e had no need to urge.
To raise a coil two thousand
For the l!ev. Shallow Splurge.
In vain were all our eSbrts
We had no chance at ail
We found ten city churches
Had given him a call;
And he, in prayetful waiting.
Was keepini all in tow;
But where they bid the highest
Tas whispered he woulJ go.
And Dow, good Christian brothers.
We ask your earnest praters.
That Cud would tend a sbepbeid
lo guide our church affairs,
With this clear uuderstatidiug,
A man to meet out views
Mu-t preach to phase the sinners,
And till the vacant pews.
M i s c c I I a 11 .
Gov. Borcnian of N est Virginia has been
petitioned for military ae-istance by the
civil officers of V. ay ne Co. The people are
mostly cccfsiomste, and tl e petitioners say
that such is the state or feeling that the?
the Uw. Thev hav been
brann liv mobs nnd ebot at in the streets of
Cacsville. the county f"it. The Hours
swear that if they cau't have power no one
On Thursday last a torpedo, which bad
been sunk fur thric ytars and one month in
Cl.arlist..n harbor, isplodtd fl the beach of
Sullivan's KUni. near battery ''B in
ahuut eight fathoms ol water. It is sup
posed to have been eiplo'ed by the drag
cinir ol a vix-rl's i-ililf. It lifted an immense
Tolutnc of water,and presented quite a grand
The electric telegraph is to be introduced
into China, and Dr Mcsowan has been ap
pointed to yrocuil forthwith, as its com
missioner and engineer, to connect I'ckin
with (Jan ton.
The Pittsburgh Gaiflte savs that a coal
company ha now piled, near lionet-dale in
that State. 350.000 tons of coal said to be
the larr-es t ln.dv of coal ever collected in one
heap on the lace of the earth. It would re
nuire ft train nvrr 5G0 milei; in length to re
move the stock, or 700,000 carts would be
needed, reaching in one continuous line more
than 2.000 milts.
Sir. Morris, a well to-do farmer of Romu
lus, Mich., when on his return from Detroit,
where he had made a talc of a load of wool,
was brutally murdered. Robbery was no
doubt the subject of the murderers, but they
lailed to secure any muncy, as the amount
Mr. Morris rcccivid fur bis wool was loond
on bis person.
A criminal, confined in the jail at Raven
na, Ohio, recently becoming obstreperous
and unmanageable, was effectually quieted
by the injection in bis cell of twu pounds of
chloroform, lie was then pinioned, and
withimlS minutes ot the time the experi
ment bej an, he was fully restored to con
sciousness. A schooner said to be a Fenian privateer
was boarded by tbe Customs officers at La.
bee, Wednesday ; a number of men and tome
was ware found.
0ftc ccc iraiij
REO. W.tc G. C. BENEDICT.
EDITORS AD raOPEItlCES.
FRIDAY MORNING MAY 11. 1ft C.
The Itcport of the Iteronslrnctlon
H is not possible to foresee what shape the
propositions of the joint Committee of Fif
teen will tafco nfter thej pass the ordeal of
public discussion. They will hardly tail to
be altrcd less or more. Amendments are
already offered in tbe House lor considera
tion, and others will be sure to follow. So
one pretends that they, in all respects, met
the wishes of all those who in committee vo
t -d for them. Tbey are the best which tbey
could agree upon, and as the result ot much
deliberation by men of known ability and
pitriotism, they are entitled to candid and
dirpissionate treatment. How much cre
dence is to be given to the reported opinions
of members of the Cabinet respecting them,
we leave every one to judge for himself,
and how much cficct they will have, in
shaping the course ol Congress, remains to
be seen. The propositions of the committee
embrace a proposed amendment to the Uni
ted States con-titution. and the recommend
ed enactment oi two laws. As to the amend
ment, Section 1 cannot be objee'ed to by
any patriotic nnd icasonahle man. It la
right and proper that the privileges .nnd
immunities of citizens of the United Stiles
shall not be su' j-ct to the varying cipn -oi
nnd pn judiccs which may prevail in d. Hi-rent
States, and that all ptrcons rlmll have
the equal protection of the laws, and that
their lives, liticrty and property shall be pro
tected bv Uw.
" Section 2 is meant to bear on the sufcj- t
of a fair rcprcicntation in the House ol Re
preventatives ; and to provide a strong in
ducement for thoc States which give the
right of suffrage to white per)ns only, to
extend that right to those now deJiarred
fiom it. Tbe aim of the section K right, as
lar as it goes, and its adoption would im
prove the present condition of tbe matter.
though it would not make it just what it
should lie. AVe should much prefer n sim
pler provision, to this effect : "All male
citizens of the United State", of 21 years of
age or more, except such persons as arc by
law excepted for infamous crime or volun
tary participation in the rebclliun, shall be
lawful voters for President and Vice Presi
dent and for Representatives in Congress ;
under such conditions as may be prescnbea
by law of the United States, applicable
to all 6uch citizens ahko and the apportion
ment of Representation shall be made ac
Section 3. If it were provided by law
that all persons who voluntarily adhered to
the late insurrection and gave it aid and
comfort, should never liavc the right to vote
f PMiTAcjinMiirpB nnH fiir President and
I'"" " I
Vice President, no injustice would be done. ,
By debarring them from that light, only
till after one choice tf President and Vice I
President shall have been made, so tliat the
operations o! government my be g it fairly
under way without their pernicious inter
ference, they certainly are punished very
lightly far more lightly than they would
be under any other government in tho world.
Sections 4 and 5 are just and proper.
As to the bills propo;ed by the Commit
tee, the aim of the first 16 a fair one. i is
precautionary in its nature, and no more so
than is reasonable. Its provision to defer
the collection ol tbe direct tax already ac
crued and unpaid under the act of August,
IcCl, for ten years, under proper assurance
for its payment then, is a generous one,
midc, ol course, in view of the great de
rangement of business and destruction
of property by the war in tbe rebel States,
ani to Iced a helping bond to the suffering
pejplc of those States, whether they have
been indirectly loyal or rebel.
The scconj bill proposed, excludes cer
tain definite classes of rebels from holding
office hereafter under the government of tic J
tt.i c.. Pr r .Wo rla-ia .
V kl'lll.i ...V.J - "
is cruiltv of levvinc war against the United
States government, of adhering to us
enemies nnd giving them aid and comfort,
and as such has foileited all h s rights as a
citizen, and ie liable to be executed fur
The men embraced in these clas-rs com-
posed tbe head and front of thcarmcd rebel. !
i.l,. tl,.;, ,hMi;... nr-ii ther would
have been no rebellion. The common sense
of th. ,1, civile world holds such clas-
aAS f th ..ituiw rt Via cMoMfVi fir rmn- .
ishmcnt In other countries they would be
mulcted in all tbeir property, and be ban-
ished the country, il not subjected to long
imprisonment, and in many case" to
death b tbe executioner. Treason is tbe
crcatcst of crimes under all government ,
and richtly so : and to debar the chief men
rngnced in it from holding office lor tho :u-
ture under tho government which they sought
to destroy, is the least punishment tLat
ought to be inflicted on them.
The i-resiacnt's pledges.
On July 2, 1SGJ, Andrew Johnson ncccpt
cd the Republican nomination for Vice Pres
ident in a letter addressed to Mr. Dcnnison.
Cnxirman of the Xational Republican Con
vention. In that letter he raid ;
"A reply on my part had been previously
made to tbe action of the Convention in present-
iDgmy name, in a speech delivered in this city
(Nashville Tennessee.l on the evening succeed
ing the day of tbe adjournment of the Conven
Hon, (the 3th of June, 16CL) i? wbich I indi- .
eaten my acceptance 01 tne uisnoguisueu nuu
conferred by that body, and defined the grounds
oi. which that acceptance was based, substan
tially saying what I now bate to say."
The speech to which be thus
as containing his views and as defining the
grounds on which be accepted the Republi-'
can nomination, comprised the folkrwm,
... t-,ji.v r.a-- . .
-I noiu wiui eiierscn mat govemmcui
made for tbe convenience of man, and not man
for government The laws and constitutions
were designed as instruments to promote his
welfare. And hence, from this principle, I con-
elude that governments can and ought to be
SrLlK . , . 5.?.':
and the enlightened spirit of the age. (Loud
T ;T .hw sf van i iJ.' rmTat-a
appiause.; wjw. " J"" v.r u
have lost faith In man's capability for self-gor-
eminent, and feel unfit tor tbe exercise of this
great right, go straurit to rebeldom take Jeff.
D,:to Beatzretard end Brag tor yow matter!.
J "And let me say that cow is the time to se
cure tnese junuimentat principles, wuue iuu
hnd is rent with anarchy and upheaves with
the throes of a mighty revolution. While soci
ety is in this disordered state, and we are seek
ing security, let us fix the foundations of the
Government ca principles of eternal justice
which will endure for all time.
"But in calling a Convention to restore lbs
Slate, who shall restore and reestablish it .'
Shall the man who gave his influence and his
means to destroT the Government T Is he to
participate in the great workof re-orginizition .'
Shall ti trdi limtivlir tlita Tnicprv nnnn !hf
State be permitted to control its destines ? If
this be so. then all this nrtcious blood of our
brave solditis and officers so freely poured out
will bae been wantonly spiled. All tbe glo
rious victories won by our noble armies will go
Icr naught, and all tbe battle -fields which have
been soon with deaJ heroes dutingthe Rebellion
will have been mi'le memorable iu vain.
Vi by all this carnage anil deviation ' It
was that treason m-gbt be put down and traitors
punisued. Tcerifure I say that traitors should
take a hack seat in tbe work cf restoration. If
there l but five thousand men in Tennessee
loyal to tbe Constitution, loyal to treedem, loyal
to justice, lbi-e true and fjittitul men should
eootrol tbe work cf reorganization and reforma
tion absolutely. LcuJ and prolonged ap
plause I say that the traitor has ceatd to lie
a citizen, and in joining the Uebellion has be
come a public enemy. He forfeited his right to
Vote with loyal men when he rtnounccd his citi
zenship and sought to destroy our Government.
We say to tbe most honest and wdu'tnoas fur
eigner who comes from t'ngland or Gtrmany to
dwell among us, and to add to tbe wealth of ihe
country, 'Betore Jou can be a citizen, you
must ttay here fir five yeais.' If tve are so
cautions about foreigners, who voluntarily re
nounce ibeir hemes to live with us, what should
we say to the traitor who. ulili ugh Urn anJ
reartd among Us, has raisnl a patricidal hand
against tbe Goitrnuient which alaas protected
him; My judgment U that he should be mb
j'Ctrd to a seme ordeal brlore be is nt'ut.J to
citiliDh p. A lellow who talis the o.illi merely
to save bis propeiiy, an. I denies tbe il.dny o
Ihe oath, is a tarrjunJ miu and not to be trust
ed. Hi tore these n-peotiug riUls o-vu lie trust
ed, let tbeui brine fuitn tbe fruits of repentance.
He wbo heled to make all these widas and r
pbai.s, who draped the streets of Nashville in
inouruiuf , sboulJ sutfrr fur his zrrat crime.
Tbe work is iu our bind. We can dtMroj this
rebellion. With Giant tbum!cric on tbe Poto
mac brfure Ktebmuod. and Sherman and
Tiiomas on tbtir march toward Atlanta, tbe day
will ere lvug br ours. Will any mndly persist
intebellon? Supra se that equal numbers I
slain in every bailie, it is plain that the result
must be tbe utier extrrmtnation of the rebels.
Ah ! these rtbel leaders have a strong personal
reason lur holding out to save their nraka from
tbe halter; and these leadrrs must f.vl tbe power
of tbr Government .' Treason must be made
odious ami traitors must be punished and im
poverished. Ibeir great plantations must l.c
seized, and divided into small firms, and sold
to honest industrious men. Tbe day Ut pro
tecting tbe lands and negroes of these authors
of rebellion is past. It is high time it was. 1
have been most deeply pained at some things
which have comt under my observation Me
grt men in command under tbe influence of
Mattery, fanning and caressing, grant protection
ti. the neb traitor, while tbe poor Uniun man
stands out in tbe cold, often unable to get a re
ceipt or a voucher for his losses. Cries of
'That's so !' from all parts of the crowd.
The New York Eming Post, Tuesday,
comes out decidedly in opposition to tbe re
port of the Congressional Reconstruction
Committee. It says :
What the country expected Irom Congress
was a practical scheme for hastening the
re rstablishinent of all the Slates in their
full coretitatinnal relations. This report
produce:- a plan which must inevitably put
off this end, ho strongly desired and demand
ed. W think TL-hftt tht (VMintrr .Ifcfiirpfl ami
rJ (rom (w,, is fecuritv that
. , . , .
. f ,. ,:,e ,i. c.,i,0
J 4111 lull HTUIimiVU Ul IIIV UVUiumi
j State. The sentiment of Gen. Howard in
his speech to tltc one armed soldiers, was
not verygreatlyotil of the way .
"As we stud steadfast in the field," taid
he, " to will we firmly adhere to our de
mand lor a right settlement. How that wc
have achieved the victory wc want the fruits
ot the victory. That man is a child who
thinks we fought only for the Union. Wc
fought for a homogeneous government, and
wc got it Wo iought for American Liber
ty, not bounded by race or color."
MR. SfSINEI! RECOMUE.NPS PELAT In the
Senate on Wednesday, Mr. Sumner depre
cated any effort now to precipitatea decision
in the Reconstruction Question. He did
not believe that Congress was at this mo
ment in a condition to give the country the
best proposition upon this question. He was
atraid the excellent committeo had listened
too much to the voices from without, insist
ing that there must be an issue presented to
the country. Thero was no occasion, in his
opinion, lor an issue to bo now presented, as
mere are to ne no eiiciion'. ikioi.-
turan. He hoped, therefore, that the de
cision of this quistion w..uld be postponed,
to the end that all just it.fl.u nccti may be
) allowed to come to Congress from the coun
I try. Beforo action is taken, the evidence
before the Reconstruction Committee should
" t(c'bcr nnd WJ M tl,c
B7: and bo ho CnZ' WulJ DOt
. a "m lm7 R0' lrom "Ic cuuulrJ ",u "6"
I Iraatc "'uuc,,res ' "'a'
! S- that Reconstruction, to bo com-
i crl-u"v t
The ujiitaiios or Presidential arroiM'
jienis. In the Senate, on the 3d .Mr. Pi.'
' land took ground against Mr. Trumbull's
proposition, which has once passed the Sen
ate, forbidding tbe lnymcnt of salaries to
U. S. officers appointed by tbe President
durins the recess and without the proper
iv-opcration or the Senate.
bill havinsr been re
called Irom tbe House, Mr. Poland moved
t. ,.v-niHpr thn vote by which it was
lln looked unon the amendment
nut upon that bill as revolutionary
cress might as well refuse to appropriate
money to pay the salary or tho President as
the salaries of officers ap
pointed by the President. He wished bis
motion to lie on tbe table until the bill now
, "r fe in relation to un
in course ot lcj""a" . c,.n.. r
poimmeuis K. --- -
omimcuie mho . t--..v--
Tbe consideration of the motion was fixed
for Monday ncxt-j
The Rank ol General.
H0X0K TO CESEBJL CBAST.
Be it enacted, ie.. That tbe grade of "Gen-
, -e m. Arm, nf the United States" be, and
the svme isher.by.revive.1; and the PresidentU
hereby authorized, whenever he shall deem it
. tivud a lb the advice
. "T- ':.;' . in.te. a General of the
; , Tf the United State,, to be selected from
"..i.. .k. ; thu militarr service of
anorg lourt i"""" - --- . . r .--,,
the United States most distinguished '"'"T
aff, skill and ability, wno, ,oeiDB
Gen -ral, may ne auinorucu. uu-t.
tion and during tbe pleasaie of m l resiaent
to command the armies ot tne uniuru
( The bill of which the above is tbe main
ciaUsc, came up In the llouee ori Friday.
Dmoo of Connecticut. saw iiwuw
-,lr- , raoit
troduced as a reward for the Republic t most
..f-i in& illoKrioof defender. Tbe
, . ., tb.- LWtmut Geo-
cral, from all sources, lie stated, was sixteen
thousand and eighty dollars, and under this
bill, thj pay of tho General, from all sour
ces, would be seventeen thousand six hundred
and forty dollars. He proceeded to advo
cate tho duty and propriety of rewarding
victorious generals by numerous examples in
history from Sesoatris down to Grant and
Sherman, closing in the following strain :
Let us not in this day of cur deliverance and
exaltation paralyze all future heroim, and re-
affim tbe ingratitude of republics before the civ
ilized world by ungraciously withholding the
title of General from the foremost soldier of the
age. To bim wbo entered tbe war as captain,
and won upon its battle fields every soccetsiv,
grade, emerging from it with the high st rank
known in the service; to bim wbo at Fort Ion
elson fiist lilted tbe cloud which rested on the
trembling nation; to him who at Vicksburg re
leased tbe Faiherof Waters from bis forced com
plicity with treason; to him who at Cbvttanoogi
opened tbe gates of Georgia so that Sherman
might sweep from Atlanta to tbe sea, and from
Savannah to 'lie capes; to him wbo successively
conducted two ot the most memorable sieees in
history; to him who received the sword of Buck
ner, ot P'mbertcn and Lee; to him wbo receiv
ed the capitulation of three great a mies and
wbo dissolved the cnnfrdericy at Kichmond, let
uj not chow ingratitude. Time destroys the
proudest memorials. The imprfj which we have
ma le as a nation upon tbe human timilv niay
all be oblitetated. Our proudest achievements
those which we now fiudly diem eternal
those wbich embellish the walls of that historic
rotunda may all dr p from tbe memory of
man; our citilizatn-n, our liberty sculptured in
tbe pediment of this Capitol, may all bcengulpb
ed in tbe black waters of Lethe; this massive
structure, with its solid foundations, its ex
panded wings, its toweling columns, its majrs-
tic dome, with our annals, our constitution, our
laws and our politics, may all be buried in one
common grave; yet we r-ball not all perish Best
asured that these American names will survive
oblivion au l soar together immortal the name
of him who founded, the name cf him wbo dis
enthralled and the name of him wbo saved the
Mr. Raymond of New York expressed his
opinion of the rare militaiy merits of Gen.
urant, and urged the passage of the bill.
Thad. Stevens offered an amendment, pro
yiding that there shall be but one Lieuten
ant General. He said, though he might not
be thought very modest in lighting bis taper
in the face of the blazing luminaries which
had just shone upon the House, he yet de
sired to add his tevtununy to all that bad
been so justly taid in commendation of
Lieut. General Grant. Wtiethcr bis amend
ment was adopted or not be would vote for
the bill. "I agree," said he, "with the
gentleman from New York (Mr. Raymond),
who is willing, not only to promote General
Grant to this office, but, as I understand
liim.and I hojo I did not misunderstand him,
to a higher office whenever the liappy mo
ment shall arrtte."
This sally was followed by much laughter
Mr. Shellabarger of Ohio, claimed as an
additional merit of General Grant that he
bad projased the destruction of slavery
nenrlr n month beforo the proclamation of
emancipation ; and he sent up and bad read
a letter from General Grant to Mr. Wash-
borne of Illinois, dated Vieksburg, August
30, l!62, in which that view is ciptes-ed.
The sole opponent of tho bill was Mr.
McKee of Kentucky, wbo did not favor it,
on the ground that was following auto
cratic precedents, and that the nation's
gratitude was duo more r rcssingly to the
maimed and suffering, who laid perilled
their all for the nation.
Tbe bill passed by a voto of 110 yeas
against 1 1 nays.
Xavs Messrs. Baker, Coffroth, Dcnnison,
arnsworth, Harris, lligby, I. an, McKee,
Mcrcur, Morrill and Wilson ol Pa.
Of the eleven nays, three, CoQrotb, Den-
nison ana Harris, are aemocrais, me re
mainder are republiczns. What reasons in
duced Mr. Morrill to vote against tho bill of
course wc can but surmise. Wc only know
it could not have Icen from any want of
appreciation ol Gen. Grant's services, or un
willingness to do him honor.
Mr. Baxter voted for tl.c bill. Mr. ood-
bndgo was absent or did not yotc.
Soltuern FfEUSc The regular corrcs-
pendent of tha Boston Adcertmr, after eight
or nine months' travel nt the Soutb, thus
turns up his conclusions :
Politically, I cannot but think that the state
of puhl'c opinion in South Carolina, Ueirgia.
and Florida, is worse than it was before the war,
or at least more antagonistic to our Northern
ideas of etate subordination. o single ongi.
nal -ecesiionist, so f ir as I have S'en, has chang
ed his views in the least. However resigned be
may be to the course of events, be still clings
fondly to the belief that the South were right in
every view, anu mat ne anu nia irnows nae
done tbe r duty to ine Lest ci meir iiuiwy, oniy
to be overpowered by overwhelming numbers
of mercenaries and foreigners.
Theuniveisal feiling among tbe original se
cessionists of the South, seems to be one of pride
in tbeir coutse, blindmss to any merit in their
"conquerors, submission irom neeeaaity only
to tbe present requirements oi goTernmem, auu
tbe opinion that under similar circumstances
their duty would lie in precisely similar action
again. So fr there iscenainly no improvement
on the old Southern secession spirit.
Where I see exactly tbe reverse, is among
manv who were anti-secession and actual Union
men before the war thousands of intelligent
men whoboldlr and resolutelT opposed secession
up to its acmal culmination, then gave them-
se ves over pony anu soui, a wining racnua: m
their Slate, and .ased all their enerey and wealtn
in utainiiiir tbe rebel cause. Most of these
men retain little or none of tbeir Union feeling
and are embittered by long fighting and m'sror
tunes into regarding the North and tbe Govern
ment'as an alien cononeror. Tbeir only regret
seems to be that tbe South did not fight "under
the old flag' that is, instead of seceding, uia
not take up arms as a part or section of the
Union, still, to enforce their interpretation of the
Constitution. In view or tae alienation ol tnese
men a numerous and respectable class I say
that the political situation of the Southeastern
States is worse than before the war.
Almost every man, woman and child in tnose
States, cherishes the same idolatrous regard for
Lee. Jackson, Wade Hampton, and even for
Davis, that we feel for Washington and Lincoln.
Wiib them, however, the sentiment of love and
admiration is strengthened and intensified by the
sense ot common misfortune and common wrong.
The feeling is ineradicable in 'this generation,
and will bo to some extent hereditary ana ira
ditionaL I can see no other way to a permanent reeon
Iraniin and a trne reunion than Northern em-
ieration to the disaffected section. Universal
neffro snffrace would be a cruel measure, cruel
to whites and blacks alike, and, almost sure to
produee the worst results.
Tint while tbe state tfnolitical feeline is such.
it may be supposed that it is unsafe tor a North-
man to emigrate. This is a ereat mis'ake,
as I am prepared to show, in reietmce, under
toy particular experience, to tne suiea oi ooum
Pamlina. Georgia and Florida. During the
,;rht or nine months I have spent in tbe Soutb
I have experienced no inconvenience or insult
from intercourse wttn tne native popumiuu
altboneh I have never refused a political discos
sion, and hsve nevsr tailed to advocate, when
,eMMarv- doctrines so foreizn to South Carolina,
is 'negro sutrrage, negro ' education, and the
IrritimatiaE of the creamy by-Uowt ofBoatbern
iristoency. The arse has been tbe experience
of 'most of ray friends, and of til tisbialnees
mi wheat tlneirB eret'
Socthekx Fseuxc. Some of tho state
ments in the following letter from Mobile,
which wc find in the Rutland Herald, teem
worthy of notice:
MoctiE, Ala , Apri 10, 1SC0.
One year ago, and the universal cry of tbe
South was a lamentation over tbe death of Pres
ident Lincoln, claiming to have lost in him their
best friend, and in tbe same breath bemoaning
tbe succession of Mr. John-on, as tbeir worst
enemy. Now Pnsident Johnson is their boast
ed champion, and In him thev fiel as if the
morning of the Confederacy was breaking We
think no time for two years previous to the sur
render of Lee were their Lopes of establishing
a Southern Confederacy as sanguine as now.
What a change and fchat acommentary !
Slavery is extinct, and so retarded and con
sidered by the South; yet such is the antagonism
ot feeling toward the Norlb, that io the event of
rupture between parties North, the South would
be almost a unit in support of Mr. Johnson in
whatever courte he might pursue, and in that
support be facilitated as the government is so
reducing the forces throughout the disloyal
States as to render their pnseuce little else than
mythical. The garrisou of Mobile to-day will
not exceed lbO soldiers, and a Southerner, and
at Ibis time especially, will procure a weapon of
some description before he eupplns tbe wants of
nature and it is well known by thi se having
the means of knowing, that the South t well
supplied with arms, to tay noib.ng of the arse
nals which are overbuidened with arms and
munition of war beloDcing to Government.
Mount Vernon arsenal, in this Slate, is gari
sjntd by one company of the 15th I" S Infan
try, and contains to our persoual knowledge,
thousmds ot muskets and hundreds of pieces of
field and teige artillery, and the people are all
soldiers, so mat in tbe event ota divided North,
an opportunity to establish Southern Indepen
dence would, we believe, most promptly be
seized upon. That it is talked by men, old and
young, we can substantiate to Ibe satisfaction of
tbe miflt incrcduloQs. lo you realize these facts.
or will you cling to the worst of delusions, viz :
that the bouth are so utterly crushed as no lon
ger to be feared ?
If .Mr. Jobnson is determined to make au
issue with Congress upon tbe pitnciple of re
construction, be will lie supported by tbe entire.
South as well as bi bis ptrty North, and like
the traitor Sec etary Floyd, be has in h'S power
that wbich will almost secure if not quite the
success of bis plans. President Johnson, his
power, Northern division of sentiment and the
support of tbe South, are fi'inethiag well worth
giving due appncjati n. Appearances to-day
of a cordial union of sections are not as ft tor
able as one year ago, when "Fort Blakely" was
cirried by direct assault.
borne uays since the r ire Department of Mo
bile celebrated tbeir 2Mb anniversary, and
wide it was a fine tnsplay in itself, it was
throughout an expression of disloyalty Not
one natural emblem in ail tbe trapping, but th"
entire tracks, so., were dnped in mourning for
Confederate dead, and ooe engine wan a Confeder
ate Sag in a prominent position with mottoes
not very agreeable tor a Union soldier to look
upon; even the dresi of tbe firemen partook of
the same in tbe selection of co ors and devices.
Admiral Semmes is candidate for the office of
Probate Judge of Mobile county, and is said, by
an tnihusiatic admirer in the morning paper,
to have "taken bis place by tbe side of uflen-
dortT, Yattel and Wbeaton for bis decision on
tbe high s as." Furthermore, " Tb Presioi nt
released bim with a full understanding that be
is to run." Comment is unnecessary. Tbe
teamsbip Margaret, which left here a few days
e fo Brazil with a cargo ot ex-bAUtbern
Chivalry, has rtturned and he whole scheme of
emigration is abandined. Canae small-pox.
The Presidential Power in Appointing
and Kcmovin; tllticUl".
Senator Trumbull, on Monday, asserted tbat
this question did not involve tba right of tbe
rresident to relieve or appoint otneers, as naJ
been charged. He reminded tbe Senate that an
act bad bren pasted in February, 1H3, creat
ing tbe office of Comptroller of tbe Currency,
wbich provides tbat tbat otneer should boM bis
office tor five years, unless sooner rel.evc-1 by
tbe President, by and with t ie consent and ad
vice of the Seuate. The then President, Mr.
Lincoln, had aprroveJ this bill, and be (Mr.T )
was of tbe opinion tbat the pre-ent President
vo'td for it. He denied tbe power of tbe Presi
dent to remove or appoint any officer during
he ses-'ioo of Ibe senate without Us consent.
The President could not make an officer. It re
quired both tbe Pnsident and tbe Senile. The
utjt of tbe amendment is to prevent the filling
up of tilhots during tne recess ol tne senate.
wbiob count nave been nisni wnue it was sit
ting. There was no constitutional question in
volved in it at alL Tbe President bad no power
to pay salaries He could not draw his own sal
ary unle-s by tbe consent of Cougresv Con
gress could allow compensition to these officers,
or no compensation at all, just as it pleased.
senator Jobnson made an argument against
the amendment as violating the spirit, if not
tbe letter, ot the Constitution, ami sure to cre
ate trouble cone uding by saying that it was
reported tbat our Secretary of State has in
structed our Minuter to Autrta to demand his
assports in case anv more troops are sent to
Maximilian. The Austrian .MmiMer here will.
of course, demand his parspumand leave. What
will follow f Uar. She may fill every sea with
privateers to prey on our commerce. She may
secure the aid of Napoleon and what will be
tbe state of tbe couutry.' Tbe President and
Conitress etriviug against each other, the Union
not vet restoted, although the war his been ov
er for more than a year, eleven S ates out of
the Union, and (if the report of the committee
ot fifteen, which was presented this morning, be
ad.'pted) to be kept out of the Union until af
ter tbe next Presidential election. It waj bet
ter for tbe honor of tbe country to avoid in
fringing upon tho prerogatives of tbe Presi
dent. Senitor Sumner, as Chairman of the Com
mittee on Foreign Affairs, was looked to tor a
reply to this bellicose statement, and be rose.
Hating that the learned Senator from Maryland
had done more to make tbe question complex
than lo simplify it. Tbe Senator had remiuded
bim of ibat sagacious animal, tbe fx. wbich
was saiil to throw its runners off the scent by
takin: the back track. The Senator had thrown
the Senate off tbe track. He bad alluded to
prospective difiiculues with Austria. He (Mr.
Sumner) also bad deep solicitude on the mat
ter, but was unable to see what connection it
had with the subject under discussion. Tbe
Senator had also alluded to tbe opinion of
Mr. Madison and others, which bad no bearing
haiever on this amendment. Tbe Senate, in
tbe pa-sage of this amendment, would be sim
ply exercising its constitutional ngbt, and it
was not worth while to talk any more about it.
Senator irumbull said ibis amendment was
not aimed at the present Pnsident of the Unit
ed States, but merely to check a practice of
waiting until tbe adjournment of tbe senate to
appoint officers to fill vacancies occurring dur
ing the session. This amendment only prevent
ed such persons from receiving compensation
until the Senatt, had confirmed them It was
no new provision no attack on the Executive
and be did not think it would produce war with
Senator Sherman said the power ol tbe Presi
dent to remove was a mere inferential power
Irom tbe power of appointment. Nowhere in
the Constitution is the argiven bim the power to
remove, and there is nothing to prevent Con
gress from making laws to limit and restrain
the power of tbe President to remove ; but in
his opinion this amendment was a very harsh
and violent measure, wbich he would dislike to
see adopted. He did not like these provisions to
be put on our appropriation bills, as tbey looked
too much like conditions. If tbe Judiciary Com
mittee would bring in a just and wise bill on
the Question, settlinc tbe power of the Presi
dent in this matter, he wruld give it his sup
port. iow was tbe time to do it. lie would
not say that a war existed between the President
and Congress, but a jealousy did exist, and now
was tbe time for Con cress to pass a law restrict
ing the power of tbe President. He would go
aa lar as the Senator from Illinois (Mr. Trum
bull) in this matter, but could not vote to pre
scribe tests in appropriation bills.
Senator Henderson said he bad partially pre
pared a bill which would cover this whole sub
j ret. He had examined tbe matter carefully, and
had come to the conclusion tbat the President
bad no constitutional power to remove at all.
Mr. Madiaun bad claimed tbe poer of removal,
aatbe Senator from MarylaidtJlr Jobnson)
stated, but how did be exercise it? Daring his
whole eight years of office be made but three
lemovals. Mr. Monroe made but nine, and
John Qaiocy Adams but two. In forty years of
the government there bad been but seventy-nve
removals. Of la e years, however, each Exaca
tive has seised on those offices and used then aa
if tbey were his own. There art ten offices now
when titan waebutose ; and was tbe Prseidant
as soon as Congress adjourned to turnout every
man in office and put in men who would sup
port "my policy, as be called it T ilr. presi
dent I don't know what the President would
do I don't thmk I am any better than he, nor
be any more than I ; and I know I would do it
if I bad the power. When it is known that the
Executive can control, without let or hindrance,
the disposal of the greatest number of offices
under the Government, it will be a day fatal to
the liberties of tbe country.
Im. Jeir. Davis nt Portres-, Monroe.
Fortress Monroe, Mat 3, lcGC.
Mrs. Jeff. Davis arrived here this morn
ing. Her youngest child, a sprightly girl,
twenty months old. a colored man-servunt,
pofsessing tho stalwart form nnd fierce
moustache of a Russian gicnidier, lour
trunks of immensely large proiairtions, and
a travelling bisket of the largest puttern,
bore lirr company. Upon landing she went
to the Hygcia Hotel, adjacent tj the wbar',
nnd without stopping to change her travell
ing dress, or even rcmuving her bonnet,
breakfasted and then sent a mcseago inside
tbe fort, announcing her arrival and the
pcruiirsioti from President Johnson she boie
with her to visit her husband. Miuntitne
the news of her presence at the butel spread
rapidly, and a retinue of anxious peisons
soii gathered about to get a look at her,
With udmiiai lc imperturbability, not to say
an agreeable equanimity of tamper prolaib
ly tl e result, to some extent, ol past similar
experience she submitted to the oinlul
nectseity of being gazed at. Time, that old
and stern teacher of wisdom, and unerring
revclator of tbe mutabilities ol earthly
dynasties and boj.es, has very sensibly
Ciancd her from the haughty and defiant
woman she was a year ago. Her tone is
moro subdued, ber manners more epatet and
reserved, and tbe dots not stek to shine as
rc-plendently in flashing diamonds and cost
ly laecs. She has a much older look the
look of a woman who has long borne the
burden of grid and waged war with con
flicting doubts and hoies. But a poor
studene of physiognomy is he who does not
still read in tbat lace and penetrative glance
of those eyes a power ol will and determ
ination as strong and pertinueioui as life
At balf-ist eight o'clock Lieutenant Fes
senden, Filth Uuncd States Artillery, waited
upon her to escort Lcr inside the tort. Her
child accompanied them. She was taken to
Gcreral Miles' hiudquartets, wbo received
ber with every puliitiuss and cunsidtratiun
due her po-itu-n Under other circumstan
cis site might have striven more sedulously,
perhaps, to evoke the most favorable im
pression poseible upun tbe custudian of ber
husband, but her great anxiity was to pro
ceed at once to ber husband's place of ron
tinement and set bim. She wanted to sic
bow he bad borne bis imprisonment, wheth
er be was sick or well, and learn all about
bim. S ie wai not long kept in anxiety.
Mr. Davis bad la.-cn apprized of her coming.
Within filtccn minutes Irom the time ul her
adtntsrion to the lort she was with bim in
Carroll Hill. Lieutnant Fessemcn still bote
her comiatny. She has remained with Mr.
Davis all day, and took ber dinner with
bim An officer has been constantly in tbe
same room Tbeir meeting was a tender
and affecting one, as such a meeting must
naturally be alter such a protracted separa
tion, and particularly under the circumstan
ces attending their separation. Ami we let
tbe curtain drop over their talks of tbe past,
their realizations of the present and hopes
for tbe future Sbc confesses finding Mr.
Davis in better health than she bad expect
ed ; but still avers that be is much techier
than whin brought hero. Sbe is everyway
satisfied with the treatment lie has received,.
rand acknowledges tbat eveiytbing, saving bis
restoration to liberty, lias been done tor bun
that could bo. It is not knewn yet buw
long she will remain here. Cor. .V. 1".
Tlilrt -Ninth CongressFirst Session.
Wasuinoto.v, May 2.
Senate. Mr. Sherman introduced a bell to
reduce tbe rate of interest on the National debt
and for funding the same, which was referred to
the Committee on Finance. It provides for
funding the debt in thirty years' bonds, at five
per cent., principal and interest payable in
M--. Williams offered an amendment to the
bill reported by the committee of fifteen for tbe
admission of Southern States. It provides that
States shall be admitted after March 4, If 07,
with tbe exception ot Tennessee and Arkansas,
wbich ball be admitted Immediately on tbe
Mr. Dixon offeied an amendment for the pro
position of ihe Committree ot Fifteen. It de
clares that when any lately rebellious State shall
present itself not onlt in an attitude of loyalty,
but represented by men capable of submitting
to constitutional acts, it shall be admitted to tbe
right of representation
Mr. Fessenden, from the Committee on Re
construction, spoke at some length against it
and in course of which said a proposition of
tbat Committee bad led to considerable
differences of opini' n. These differences had to
be reconciled. I do not suppose tbat such a
scheme as presented, would exactly suit a
large number, but tbe question was not one of
personal opinion. He thought tbe uimmiltee
composed, as it was, of geollemrn, who were
emtnently fit for tbe position, after months of
deliberation, care and reflection with volumnin-
ous testimony before them, might be supposed
to express as much wisdom as any individual
wbo writes for a newspaper.
Tbe rust Office Appropriation bill was taken
up, the pending question being on Trumbull's
After a long debate, the amendment was
adopted, by a vote of 10 to 11. .
Horse The House renewed the considera
tion of the bill to rorsranize the army of the
Uoitid States. After going through all tbe sec
tions the question was taken on the passage of
the bill, and it was rciccted. teas do. nays ca.
Death or Mr. Salmon- Wiris. Wc learn
witb pain of tbe decease of our townsman
Salmon Wires, Esq. . which took place at
the Eagle II tcl,Concord,f.lI.. Friday morn
ing. Mr Wires has been a great sufferer
from that most distressing discaso in its
severer forms, dyspepsia, and his condition
during the past winter was at times such as
to occasion great concern to bis friends. He
became much Letter, however, as Spring
opened, and left .home a few days since on
an extended business tour to Hew York,
Xcw Haven, Boston and other places.
Wlnlc on bis return be was taken don n
again at Concord, Jf H. His case was at
once considered alarming, and bis wife and
children were sent for and joined bim there
on Monday. This morning a dispatch from
Dr. Thayer, wbo bad been sent for and was
in attendance on bim, announced his death
at 7 A. M. As a lawyer, insurance agent,
(in which occupation be bad by untiring in
dustry and attention built up a very large
and successful business) bank .director,
baring been long a member of the Board of
management oi the Farmers Mechanics
Bank. tod as an activo and influential citi
zen, Mr. Wires was widely known and
highly respected. His loss will be deeply
felt in tbe social and business circles in
wbicb be moved, and bis bereaved family
will have tho bearty sympathy and condo
lence of onr community.
Tub Fcswtit. or Mr. Wires on Sunday
afternoon was attended by a large m,mber of
our citizens. Tbe Chittenden County Bar,
and tbe Engineers of the Fire Department
and Ethan Allen Company No, 4, of wbicb
tbe deeesaed watts honorary member, were
pretest is s body, weiring mourning badge
on tbe am- Krr. l.J, Wart offeUtecL,
' The pall-bearers wero Hon. D. A. Smallcy,
Hon. T. C Wales, Samuel Huntington, Col.
L. B. Piatt, C. F. Ward, A. A. Harrington
andF.M. VanSiclen; H. Parker tuperin
tcn ling the arrangements. A long proces
sion followed tbe remains to Green M-itint
Cemetery, where Mr. Wires bad selected bis
family lot, which has recently been expen
sively and tastefully fitted up for him
Militia Election. A special election of
officers of Co. G. 2d regiment, Vt. State
Militia, was held at the Court House, on
Friday evening. Col. Wm. D. Munson pre
siding. Tbe following officers were elected :
Captain 1st Lieut. II. R. Wing, vice
Geo. F. Bdmiinds, appointed U. S. Senator.
firjf I.ituttnant'M Lieut Geo. K. Davia
vice Win;, promoted.
5fon Lieutenant 1st Sergt. Lyndon K.
Harrington, ticc Davis, promoted.
Real Kstaie. We understand that Mr.
L. U. Turrill has bought the Central House
and tbe store adjoining, of Dr. HeincUrg
Attempted Mirplk. About- 3 o'clock
Thursday morning Cat Item II. Clark, of
Underbill, wbo liven on the Hill road to
Cumiiridge, was murderously tttsaulteal by
IiH hired man, named Paiker Luukx, with
a flit iron. -Mr. Clark was roused from
sleep by the assault, and received three
heavy blows, inflicting severe gashes, when
bo rallied sufficiently to grapple with tl'e
ruffian, who tied like n coward to the wood
shed. Mr Clark then loaded bis rifle and
kept the ratcal at bay until near daylight,
when he burst in the door, and on being
confronted by Mr. Clark, finally fled from
tho rtemises. He was pursued and captur
ed on the Cambridge road, and after exam
ination before a Justice, wa on the testi
mony of Mr. Clark and wife, bound over lur
trial, and committed to jail in this place.
Loukx is large man, over six feet hinb, and
is from WiUiston. Times
Pocket Picking The Pittsburgh Sen
tinel says Mrs. H. Witberell, of that town,
bad her pocket picked on the Steamer com
ing frotu tbe South, Tuesday ; thinking it
taken by one ot those who sat by her at
dinner, attempt was made to search them.
One acquiesced at once, tbe other refused,
saying be was "an English officer." On ar
riving at Rouse's Point a constable waited
on the " officer," wbosc search wanant he
did not dare resist : but nothing was found
of Mrs. Witberell's purse. It contained
Singular Iworance. -Near Pittsburgh
Satuiday night, seizure was made of seventy
gallons of gin, two borecs. a wagon, harness,
nnd two robes. Tbe man in charge did uot
know bit name, could not tell where be
lived, where ho came from, nor where be
was going ! Ho was lodged in jail, and
Monday morning his education had im
proved, and he was willing to communicate.
HBAyy Forgeries anp Swinples. In
New York on Wednesday, forged checks to
the amount of over "$500,000 were discov
ered, with the signature ol Howes t Mncy
and Albert Spcyer ; tbey bad been deposited
in various banks by Jubn Ross, for some
months post doing business as a bunker and
broker at 44 Exchange Place. The checks
were exact imitations of genuine ones used
by those parties, and their detection was
owing to two being found bearing the samt
Before the day was over it was found that
the same person bad bought $100,000 in
gold, ol two other bankers, giving in pay
ment certified checks on the Continental
Bank which also were proved forgeries. He
had also raised a very large sum on a de
posit of Mich. Central stock with Groesbeck
& Co., which certificates upon examination
were found also to be forged. In all, it is
supposed Ross raised over $500,000. No
trace of him has jet been found.
Southern Lumber. We notice arrivals of
Southern pine lumber at Boston, within a
few days; five cargoes, in all over half a mil
lion feet or lumber, have arrived then, from
Smip Stealing Stmuel R. Mansfield,
Carlos K. Mansfield, and Henry Depeau, ol
Essex, were examined May 2d before Jus
tice Hollenbeck on the charge of sheep steal
ing, and were hound up in $300 each to ap
pear for trial at the next term of the Coun
ty Court. L. B. Englcsby, E-q., and W. L.
Burnap appeared for the State, and Messrs-
Start and Ballard for tho defendants.
Fire at Fort Eowarp. An extensive fire
took place at Fort Edward, May 2d
which lit up all the country round, the light
being plainly seen at Whitehall Among
the buildings destroyed were a large Pot
tcry, a Grist Mill, Paper Mill, and Machine
Shop. Passengers who passed the village on
tbe ears, during the fire, rerort no sights of
fire engines, or of much efiort to save pro
Flowers a.no Fruit. We know of no so
good rlacc to get choice bouse and garden
plants, shrubs, Ac, as of Mes3rs. Worces
ter t Closso.n, of Thetford. Their variety
is very great, and they are exceedingly care
ful, prompt and reliable in filling orders.
We have bad repeated transactions, as have
many of our readers, with Mr. Worcester,
and never knew him fail to give satisfaction.
He has now taken a partner, and is enlarg
ing his thriving business. See advertise
ment in another column, and send to Messrs.
W. 4 C. for a catalogue.
In a list of appointments sent io to tbe
.Senate on Tuesday, we notice the name of
Luther P. Blodgctt aa Consul at St. Johns,
School Muting ix Middlibcbt. A
meeting was beld in Middlebury last we k
to take measures to secure a graded
echooL It was fully attended and was ad
dressed by J. S. Adams, Efq., Secretary of
tbe Board of Education, wbo astonished tbe
Middlebury people with tome ttatittica la
reference to tbeir schools, snowing an tttes
danct ancb below the aveng of the Stttt
and othct deficiencies. The meeting ad
jiurnedtoan early day, wlcntbo graded
school system will, it is expected, be inaugurated.
Wc arc under renewed obligations to Sen
tor Edmunds. Mr. Baxter, and Gen.D.W. U.
Clark for Congressional documents and
speeches of interest.
Commissioner ur Aoeiculture. A Wash
ington dispatch says that as scon as the
President can designate a suitable rerson to
take the place he will respond -to the re
quest mide by numerous State Agricultural
Societies, and appoint a new Commissioner
A coon yield. It is reported that one
person in East Montpelier, has made nearly
three nnd a half tons of sugar this season.
Eaole Suot. An eagle was killed on
Dorset" Mountain the other day. which
nicnjureu seven feet from tip to tip of tbe
wings A steel trap, chain and clog were
found fastened to one toe ol the eagle.
Fire is Starkjboro. Dorwin Fuller of
StarksWo bad a barn, 70 by 40 feet,
burned last Saturday night, with nine cows,
one yoke of oxen and four or five tons of hay.
It is supposed to have been tbe work of an
incendiary, as Mr. Fuller was at the barn at
nine o'clock without a lantern, and the tiro
was discovered a little past ten ; the stable
where the cattle were was then Completely
enveloped in flames, the poor brutes lowing
piteously and trying in vain to get away.
Tue Fatal Accident is Rctl.vnd. It
appears Irom the particulars given by the
Rutland JleraU, ot the death of Mr. Han
um, on Friday noon, that the unfortunate
man wus walking . " bc track toward the
depot. His attic- ing taken by the
freight train going i ";i on another track
be did not notice the Saratoga train coming
up behind him, till too late to save himself.
Attempting to spring aside his foot was
caught in tbe cow-catcber, and his body fell
across the rail. In this frigbtlul position
he was pushed along by the engine fur three
or four rods, helping himself along by his
hands, till striking a switch, his body was
instantly drawn under the wheels, and so
terribly mangled tbat it was with difficulty
the remains were identified. Tbe engineer
had reversed bis engine, but could not stop
it in timo to save him. Mr. Hannum had
been a selectman of Rutland and was held
in high regard. His age was 45, and 'he
left a wife and two children. This shocking
casualty adds another instance of the sur
prising and fatal carelessness with wbich
men will expose tbeir lives by walking upon
tbe tracks, where trains arc passing In dif
The Cold Sell, asp Stots ox the Six.
A record of the wcuticr in England, lor tbe
month uf March, published in the London
Times, shows what is called " an extraordi
nary homogeneity of cloud modification wbich
prevailed on many consccut-ve nights;"
due, the observer thinks, to high magnetic
action caused by the recent passage of tbe
large spots across the sun's disc. The mean
temperature of tbe month was lower than
any which has occurred for upwards of a
century; tbe prevailing winds were keen
and bitter, and the deaths in the first three
weeks 500 above the average, the abnormal
atmospheric conditions producing specific
effects upon the human system.
A friend here notes tbat something such a
cloud-canopy as described in England has
prt-Tailed here for two weeks past : certainly
somctbinir is occasioning an extraordinarily
cold Spring, so far. We are inclined to
think that it may be partly due to the AorM
iciW. For over two ecks now, the weather
cocks have pointed to the region of perpetual
ice, as persistently as if " nailed to t.e
Ethan Alles Engine Co. No. 4. At a meet
ing of Ethan Allen Engine Co. No. 4, held at
tbeir hall Sunday, P. M., the following resolu
tions, reporti d by First Assistant E. A. Jewett.
were unanimously adopted :
II'Aerfct, This Company have learned with
tbe deepest sorrow, the death of Salmon Wins,
L-q., an honorary memcer or tbe lomDany.
Resolved. Tbat in tbe death of salmon Wires,
Ethan Allen Engine Co. bare sustained tbe less
of a steadfast and liberal frie-d, wbo never neg
lected au opportunity to contribute to its public
efficiency and advancement.
Resottta Ibat tnougn an honorary memher,
and coi-Hquently not an active participator in
tbe trials and dut'us of firemen, yet none if us
exceeded him in an anient desire for tbe well
being and success of !' Company, as his fre
quent donations a e'Sonaf encouragement
abundantly testifir -
Resolved, That in i non with oir entire
community, we sincerei) regret the detth of one
who filled eo prominent and useful a p -sition iu
tbe social and business circle- of Burliogton.
Resolved, That by no portion of on citizens
will the public and private virtues of tbe de
ceased, bis unceasing devotion to thi interests
of our city, and hia warmarduofiagg og friend
ship for our Fire Department, be m .re kindly
remembered than by the memberi of " Ethan
Allen Co. No. 4."
Resolved, That to the family i f the deceased
we tender onr heartiest sympa by and condo
lence in this their hour of bereaiement.
Resilved, That we attend Ihe funeral in a
body, wearing the usual badge of moora ng.
and that the clerk of the Company is hereby in
structed to communicate a copy of these resolu
tions to the family of the deceased, and also to
the daily papers of this city for publication.
Tue Irish Bcix asd tu English Ox. A
foreign correspondent tells the following
' At a dinner company tbe other evening,
the wife ef a very eminent United States official
here said to one or two eminent persons present,
Why is it that distinguished gentlemen wbo
thought that we should let the South go, cannot
see the propriety of England's allowing Ireland
to become independent V There was an ominous
silence in the group to which this was addressed ;
but when the lady pressed her questior, a gen
tleman, with a twinkle in hia eje, quietly said :
We reason somewhat differently on these sub
jects when they are near home.' An explosion
of laughter followed the naive reply."
Colorado. The bill to admit Colorado
was taken up May 3d by tbe House. Tbe
amendment tbat the act do not take effect
until the word "whito" is struck oat of tbe
constitution, was rejected, and tbe bill then
passed without amendment by a majority of
twenty. It is supposed that Mr. Jobnson
.will veto tbe bill.
The Concord 4 Clartsnont Railroad it to
be told at auction in Concord, on the 9th oi
Jury, td the BuIUtu Ktiirotd, os the
10th. Both trt
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