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BUKLINGTON, VT FRIDAY MORNING, JULY
or rnorrssoa wilsox.
John Wifcon (Christopher Ncrtb), although
ntr p roftfsedly ro mm, wrote the fallow
ing sonnet in the spring-time of his life, if hen he
tras li-veiing iu an tuc sporis lor waica ue was
0 well known. It turned oat at last that the
prayer oi the following sonnet was answered
tor be died a few minutes before 12 on Sunday
night, April 2, 161, aged i9.
When nature feels the solemn hour is come
That parts the spirit from her mortal clay,
Miy that hour find me in ray weeping borne,
'MM the blest stillness of a Sabbath day!
Mar none 1 deenlv love be then away:
Tor thro' my heart the hu&bt tlio' sobbing breath
Of natural grief a holy calui will send.
With sicks from earth will heavenly voices
Till as on seraph fair, I smile on death.
Who comes in peace, like an expected friend;
Dipt in celestial hues the wings of lore
Will o'er my soul a eraaous shade extend;
While, as if air were son, gleams from above
The day with God the Sabbath without cod!
The following is also one of his productions:
A cloud lay cradled near the setting sun,
A gleam of crimson tinned its braided enow;
Long bai I watched the glory moving on.
O'er the still radiance of the lake below;
Tranquil its spirit seem'd, and floated slow;
F.ven in its very motion there was rest,
W tile every breath of evutbit cJaassssrltasjlaw
Wafted the traveler to tWawautesus wttV?i;-.
Emblem, methought, of the Oevtarted sod.
To whose bright robes the dream of bliss ism veil,
And by the breath of mercy made to roll
Right onward to the golden gate ot Heaven;
Where to the eye ol faith it Twacefol lies.
And telle to man his glorious destinies:
aX i s c e ! J :i 11 y
'A Hill in IIik Cloud."'
BT I. 8. AHTIll'R.
Andrew Lee came home at evening from
the shop when be had worked mil day, tired,
and out of spirits ; enmc home to bis wife,
who wa also tired and -ut ot spirits.
" A Moiling wile aiid cheerful home
what a paradise it would be!" said Andrew
to himself, as he turned bis eyes (roan the
clouded nee of Mrs Lee, and sat down with
knitted brows and moody aspect.
Not a word was spoken bj either. Mrs.
Lcc was getting tuppsr, and she moved about
with a weary step.
" Come," she said at last, with a side
glsneo at her husband.
ihere was invitation in the word only,
none in ihe roiee of Mrs. Lee.
Andrew arose and went to the table. lie
was tempted to speak an ai'gry word, but
he controlled htmee-lt and kejt ilcnt. He
could find no fault with the chop, nor the
sweet botoe made bread nor the fragrant tea.
They would havo i-Lee-red his inward man, if
there had only been a gL-nin of suusbine on
the lade of bis wile. Tie noticed that she
dU cot cat.
" Arc you not well, Mary." Hie words
were on bis lips, Uit lie diu not atler them,
lor the face ot bis wife looted so rcpellant
tbt be feared an irritating reply. And so
n aiGoif t-ilencc, the twain sat together un
til Andre-? hj finished hi? supper.
As he pushed huiutp: back bin wite arose
and commenced clearing off the table.
" This is purgatory !" said Iak to bj in
stil, U$ commenced walking the floor ol
their littla iaraktstt room, with bis bands
thrust desperately sway dowu in his trousers
pockets, and his clun altuoct touching his
After removing all tin- diehte, and taling
them into the kitchen, and spread a green
cover on the table, and placing a fresh
trimmed lamp thereon, she uent out and shut
the door after her, leafing bcr husband
alone with bis unpleasant feelings. He took
a long deep breath, as he did so, paused in
i:g walk, stood still for some moments, and
then drawing a pajcr from his pocket, sat
down by the table, opened his rbeet, and
commenced reading. ti:nulariy cnouph the
words upon which his eves rented were,
" Praise your wife." This rather tended to
increase the disturbance of mind from which
he was suffering.
" 1 should like to find one occasion for
praising mine." How quickly his thoughts
expressed that ill naturcd sentiment. But
bis eyes were on the paix-r t..-fjro him, awl
lie read on. -' Praise your w ite, man ; for
pity's sake give her little cnoouragoment.
It won't hurt bcr."
Andrew Lee raited his eyes from the pa
Tand muttered, " Oh yes ; that's all very
well. Praise is cheap enough. Hut praise
her for what ? For being sullen and making
her borne the most disagreeable place in the
world ?'' His eyes fell again on the paper.
' She made your home coulortablc, your
hearth bright and shining, your food agree
able ; for pity's sake tJl bcr you thank her,
if nothing inure. Sho don't expect it ; it
will make ber eyes open wider than they
Iiavc been for ten years ; but it will do her
good for all that, and you too."
t seemed to Andrew as if this sentence
was written just for him, ami just for toe
occasion. It was tbe complete answer to
his question. "Praise her for what ?"' and
he felt also a rebuke. He read no further,
for thoughts came too busy and in a new
direction. Memory was convicting him of
injustice to his wife. She had always made
his liome comfortable for him as hands
could make it and had be i.fferei tbe slight
return of praise or commendation? Had
be ever told ber ci the saticfaction be bad
known, or had experienced ? He was not
able to recall tbe time or ocean in. As he
thought thus, Mrs. Lee came in from the
kitchen, and taking her work basket from
a closet, placed it on a table, silting down
without speaking began to cw- Mr. Iiec
t lanced almost stealthily at thp work iu her
ands, and taw that it was for him the was
"Praife your wife.'' 'llic words were t
foro the eyes ot his mind, and he could not
look away from them. Hut he was not
ready for this yet. He still felt moody and
unforgiving Tbe cxprctMon of his wife's
face lie interpreted to mean ill-nature, anil
with ill nature. Lc had no patience. His
eyes fell upon the new.! r Urnt jay spread
out before.him.and be "read the sentence:
"A kind, cheerful word, spoken in a
gloomy home, is the little rift in the doad
that lets the sunshine through."
Ltc struggled with biuiKlfa while longer.
His own ilPnaturc had to be conquered first,
Lis moody accusing spirit liad'io be sub
dued. But be was coming right, and at last
got right a to Trill. Kcxt came the dues,
tion a0 to Low he .bouki begin, lie thoBght
of many things to sav, Jtt feared to raj
them lest his wife should meet his advances
with a cold rebuff. At lat, leaning toward
Lcr and taking bold of tlie linen bosom up
on wLich the was at work, he said in a voice
carefully modulated with kiadncqs
"You arc di ing that work wry beautiful
Mrs, Lee made no reply. But her hus
band did not fail obecrire that the lost, r!
aio.t in;taatl? that rigid ercctucr uilh
which Ebe had been t-itting, nur that the
motion of her uccdlc Imd coated.
"My skirts are better made, and whiter
than those of any other min in the shop."
eaid Ltc, encouraged to go on.
Are they Mrs. Lee's voice Was ov. and
niS in it a slight bttfkincts.' She did not
torn bcr face, but hcr'bunband'saw that she
leaned a little toward him. He had broken
through the ice reserve, and all was easy
now. His hands were among tbe clouds
and a few feeble rays were already ttrusj;!
iog through the lift it had mads.
Yes, Mary,'" Lc answered softly, "and
I've heard it said more than once, what a
good wife Andrew Ltc inuct have."
Mr. Lcc turned her face toward her bus
band. There was a light in it and a light
in ber eyes. But there was something in
tbe expression of the countcnancc-tbat n-lit-tle
"Do you think so?" she aeked, quiet soberly.
"VThataqucsttun?" cjiculatcd Andrew !
Lcc, starting up and going around to the
side of the tabic whr re Lis wife was setting. 1
"YVLat a question, Mary ?" ho repeated,
as he stood before her I
"Do you ?" It was all she said.
"Yes, darling," was Lis warmly spoken
answer, of he stooped down and kissed her.
"How strange you should ask ma such a
"If vou would only tell me so now and
then, Andrew, it would do rac good." And
Mrs. Lcc arose, and leaning Lcr face against
the manly brcaet ol ber husband, stood and
Vhat a strong light broke in upon the
mind of Andrew Lee. He had never given
to Lis wife even the small reward of praise
for all tbe loving Interest tbe bad manifented
daily, nntil doubt of his love had entered
her soal,and made the light around ber thick
darkness. No wonder tliat her face grew
clouded, nor that wbat he consideicd moodi
ness and ill-nature took possession of her
"i'ou ate good and true, Mary, my own
dear wife. I am proud of you I love vou
and my first desire is for Your banriness
0, if 1 could always see your faee in tun-
shine my home would be tbe dearest on
"How precious to me are your word of
lore and praise, Andrew," said Mrs. Lee,
smiling up through ber tears into his face,
with these in my eara.iny heart can never lie
in the shadow.
How easy had been tbe wurk Joz Andrew
Lee. He bad (went hH hand across the
cloudy huriton of his home and now the
bright sunshine was streaming down, and
flooding that home with joy and beauty.
Th Tables Tckseo The following ex
tract from a private letter from Demopolis,
Ala., illnatiatca the new order of things in
A huge frcedman appeared at the the
door of tbe office of tbe frcedmcn's bureau
here one day last week, when the following
colloquy occurred :
'Is this tbe Iwreau .'
'ls'c come to tec about my master, aah.'
Very well ; wbat about your master?'
'He's done gone run away, sab. Bin
gone since last Saturday ; can t and hiiu
nowbar, sah. Spec he's leff de country.
sab ; can't get no track of him no how.'
It appears be had been working fur a man
who had rented a plantation on shares.
hiring hands, agreeing to p ty them at the
end of the year, and getting badly "in the
grass" owing to tbe late rains, became con
vinced he could not make much cotton, and
decamped for jurts unknown. There is
likely to be more such inquiries) next fall, as
iu-ny irresponsible persons, farmers, over
seers t nd others, who never owned a foot of
land, are engaged in planting on similar
Hidw Tmxah aji Broicht to Liuht. A
short time before- our civil war threw its
lurid light oyer the land, an unnamed man
moved from Miissippi to this county and
settled on a place a lew miles from Dyers
burg, and com nK need the quiet but prt.
perous life ol a farmer. When a call was
made fur troops he abandoned his occupa
tion, and enlisted as a soldier in the Confed
erate army, and was killed in one of tbe
battles in Mississippi. Iteing almost an
entire stranger in the county, nothing was
known of bis family and affairs. At tbe
close of tbe war bis place was cultivated
by a llr. ft ihvtn. A short time since dur
ing, the Cold Heather, a negro of Capt. Hall's
vent on the place to cut 2 "back log."
which he did. On placing it on tbe fire
be remarked that it was the beavin-t log for
its siae that be ever lilted. The fire burned
brigbtjy and merrily, and in a short time a
stream of golden Java commenced running
on the bcartb, which proved to be melted
gold. W'c learn that the gold, all of which
was not melted, weighed twenty pounds,
and U still in possession of tbe fortunate
finder. It is supposed that t':e Mineiiippi
an, on entering the army, stowed his gold
away in the log for sate keeping. Dytrt
bvrg ( TYrni.) Gaztllc.
Mr. SoWHrd ail Might.
To tie Editor of Ike Washington Chronicle.
It seems to us quite strange that so
much fault should be lound with Seward's
terms of restoration ot tbe rebel States.
lie said, in one of bis Auburn spe-ecbos,
that " If they came back like the prodigal
son, and desired admission, be was perfectly
wilting for hU part, to receive them and kiu
tbe fatted calf."
Is any thing wrong in tbe condition.- ? Let
inquire how the prodigal cane back.
1-t, lie came coluntantii.
2J. He came bankrupt.
3d, lie came penitent.
Itli. He came confessing his sins against
Heaven and hi father.
5th, He came foregoing the son's place,
and asking only tbe servant's place.
To comply vtith Mr. Scwird's conditions,
the rebel States must cqmc,
1st, Voluntarily. Uut they have come
back only because tbey were vlipftJ bori.
2d, Bankrupt. They meet this condition ;
but some of them want another slice to make
np for what tbey have squandered on those
twin liar lots , slavery and rebellion.
3d, Penitent. Tbey are eery sorry, but
it is only because their rc'iellion was a fail
ure. 4th, Confessing their sin?. But like the
Pharisee, they justify rebellion, or the going
away from their father's house.
5th, Acknowledging the forlcitureof their
prerogative as States ; but instead of this,
they boldly demand the son's place that is,
tbe tame rights and privileges as if they had
stayed at home and behaved themselves.
Now, it seems to us that Mr. Seward's
theology is as correct as his statesmanship -and
that it would be well for bio to adyisc
jjucle Samuel that kissing tbey prodigals
before tbey have complied with thfif terras,
is not orthodox.
Tbe position of Mr. Seward is evidently all
right. W e see, however, one objection to it.
If we keep our fatted calf till the prodigal
States comply with bis terms, our calf will
have become an 0" bef-i; w; liip llu
lat. hmU, va tbe whoir, it willbe-asnrclr,
perhaps,' to wait, as C otic Sam. has plenty
of corn. Ntw Y'otK. "
Death or Senatok Laxk Fhethsr P.r
xiCCiAlci. Additional dispatches from Leav
enworth give the particulars of tbe death of
Sertstor Lane, under circumstances which
leave no doubt that it Was done under a fit
of meM4 JfrapgjnafPt, op the third
oncuf liit? family who couimitted suicide:
One cause ublcli has been operating on his
mind is said to be the disappointment which
be experienced in finding that bis liticsl
course, in indorsing and supporting the
President, was not satistactory to the people
of lLan-is, odd that his wrmer friends, hard
ly noticed him' when he icturned to his
Tbe circumstances of his death are thus
" Senator Lane came np from St. Louis oa
Friday last and went directly to the residence
of Mr. McCall upon the Government Farms.
Before leaving St. Louu his conversation inti
mated a determination to euiride, causing him
o be closely watched, his friends etticc- po
session 0f hij poefcet -knife, fearing - it nrignt Be
nsed for the fital 'purpose.
Oa Sabbath afternoon he desired to ride out.
Mr. McCall brought up his carriage and invited
Mr. Adams to ride with Ihem. After getting to
the carriage Lane expressed a desire to return
to his room fcr h;i esse, -cfssiDg to a;low any
cae tS go fcr him. Eetnrnin'g with his cane
they drove upon the hights overlooking tbe fort
and city. Line entered freely and cheerfully
into the conversation, rtmaiking upon the
beauty cf the city md landscape.
On returning they had to pass through a nl
Lane stepped dstrn from tbe carriage at the
same time, passing ' around to its rear, said
Good by,' gentlemen, and instantly duchargfd
a pistol with its mnzzle in his mouth. Tbe ball
passed out at the top of his head, near the
centre of hi skull, producing a fatal wound.'
Hire Jm ra!i.
CEO. W.JL C. C.UUMSIMCT.
EDITORS axd raorBiETons.
FKIDAT MORNING JULY 13. 18CC.
The War In Europe.
hat arc the questions at issue, and
where onr sympathies should be givcn,in the
great European contest now opening, are
not altogether clear to the majority of
people on this side of the water. Vc only
know that Italy will Lave our best wishes in
the attempt to regain Venetm, which proper-
ly bebngs to the kingdom of Italy, and that
Kursia alone of tbe great powe is showed us
cordial sympathy in our own war. For the
reet we can look on, as empires and princi
palities clash in bloody conflict, and care
little " which whij," Loping only that the
cau of human progress and the rights of
the people may in some way be advanced Ly
As many of our readers will Dot under
tUnd tbe meaning of tbe term " Federal
army" frequently occurring in the foreign
despatches, we copy tbe following clear ac
count of tbe nature and relations of tbe
lienaan Confederation, from ttv Detroit
Post, edited by Hen. Carl Solum, uboot
course is thoroughly familiar with German
As soon Prussia had taken possession of Hols
tno, Austria moved in the German Diet that,
in view of tbe violent proceedings of ber rival,
the Germanic Confederation should mobilise its
army, with the exception of the Prussian con
tingent, for the purpose of enforcing toe author
ity of tbe Diet. This requires some explanation.
im uermaDic exmieuerauoa or liana is an
institution not unlike the old American Confed
eration previous to tbe adoption of the present
Constitution of the United States. Its princi
pal object is, in the language of the Federal
Compact, "The preservation of the internal
and external security of Uerminy, and tbe
independence and inviolability of tbe va
rious German state." The Government oran
of the Confederation consists in the Federal Diet,
which is divided into two bodice. One is tbe
so-cailed " Plenum" or General Assembly, com
posed of the Plenipotentiaries of all tbe states
compos ng the Confederation. In tbe " Ple
num" each state, even tbe smallest, has at least
one vote, while the larger one have two, three
or foar.aeuordisgtr their sixe. The " I'bnuni"
decides on questions of war awl and on
questions arreting the organiuuon and funda
mental laws of the Confederacy.
The second body belcnging to the Diet is tbe
Minor Council or Committee ol the Confedera
tion, in whiob tbe eleven largest states have coo
vote each, and the smaller stales al'ogether six,
several of them combined casting one. Tbs
Committee is competent to act on all legislative
and executive matters within tbe purview of the
Federal Constitution not reserve 1 to the Ple
num." It will be noticed that tbe Diet, so constituted,
has no cjemtnt of popular representation in it
Both bodies eviwist cxjl-.ie-ly of plenipoten
tiaries appointed by the several Governments,
and the voice of ihc people is not beard in its
It is also noticeable that all tbe states com
posing the Confederation are virtually inlepend
ent in almost all tbe re-Utiens of sovereignty.
They have their own independent internal ad
mia:stratioc; they keep their own armies,
their own plenqiotentiarMS at foreign courts,
and some of ihrm hsve provinces not belonging
eo me louieuerarjoa at an. it is evident 'hat
when two or more of the more powerful states
combine, they do as tbey please, as thry did
when Sehleawig-Holstein was wrested from Den
mark; aad tic rest of the members have noth
ing hit to them but to protest and then submit
Itut when one of the weaker states acts in lei
ance of tbe Confederate authority, the " Federal
army" is called out to enforce the will of the
Diet, an operation which is called a " Federal
The Federal army consists of contingents tur
nished by tbe several states composing the Con
federation, which contingents are apportioned
according to the sixe and population of tbe res
pective states. Thrte troops are in ordinary
times under the command of the li jvernmrots ;
but in case of emergency the Diet calls tbe con
tingent out, and appoints a Federal command
er, who then acts under the orders of the Diet.
Tbe federal army is, ia all, about 400,000 men
After these explanations it will become clear
that wbeu Austria moved in the Diet that the
Federal army should be mobilized or put on a
war footing, iri4 tie exception of the Prussian
contingent, it is with a view of Federal aotion
against lTnsaU. Ia other wards, it was to be a
combination of all the German Mates, under the
lead f Austria against Prussia.
The motion of Austria to that effect prevailed;
.the mobiliattion of tbe Federal army, with the
exception of the Prussian contingent, was
ordetal by the minor council by a loagority of
nine to six, two not voting. Tbe minority con
sists probably of Hanover, .Mecklenburg, Olden
burg, Hesse Caasel. ami the free cities; that is
to say, tbe immediate northern neighbors of
Prussia. AU the states of Southern Qermany,
and among them those whiob, aezt to Prussia
and Austria, are the most powerful, have thus
openly declared for Austria, and tjeir allvance,
offensive and defensive, ma-- now be considered
o sooner was this step taken by tbe Diet
when Prussia declared the Germanic Confedera
tion dissoved. and marched her troops into
Tbe ease now stands thus : Austria controls
wbat there is left of the Germanic Confedera
tion, ami there is no dosbt that the states which '
in the Diet, voted with ber for tie "mobilization
of the Federal army, wdl, daring tlie war, sup
port Austria, acting in the name of the Ger
manic Confederation, aa an " armv of execu
tion." Prussia will have to contend nut only
wjth Austria but with tbe Germanic' Confedera
tion also. It is, indeed, not probable that tbe
states whieh, in the Diet, voted against the ra
bilization of tbe Federal army, will obey the
order of tbe Diet to place their oontingents at
! disposal. Ajar is ft certain that tEey will
place their troops nndcr tho orders of Prussia.
Some of (hem will undoubtedly endpevor (o Te
uuitn neutral, vhicli, boteer, id a genera war
liko ttits, will soon prove Impossible. That
Austria has at tbe present moment an immense
preponderance in Germany, is a fixed faet.
Thus tbe Germanic canfeJ era tion has fallen to
pieces. Xo friend of German liberty w.H r:rrel
ir. it cm revr crva, j ii,e ufrsan
imu respected roador free at home. It was
-vir pi-re, i i
nothi'EB- bol a autsal Insurance columns- of
princes; it furnished them the means of
united action in their conspiracies against hu
man rights and popular liberty. It wrs teyj
fore to every true C,ern jjwu.t-.ri abject or
autruit, hatred, end tontempt. In 1813 one of
the first results of the revolutionary uprising of
the people was the dissolution of tbe detested
German Diet and the convocation of a German
Parliament, jjs He .icii-n uptft ttWVd-uilts
ii toe Tfivolntidr; in 1S3Q a'n'4 '1 ; the (jenaaBic
OvnfVl'neC Vii'li Its Diet maJe its appearance
again. Now it has fallen again, destroyed by
the pnnoes themselves.
The Platform of the Vt. Demccracw
AeamnUer ot !tirrent ijistory and- no
because ""tiicy nrc ol any particular conse
quence, we copy the resolutions passed by
the late Democratic State CRtiypntba Vhcy
i'ie dravii, fC suppose, by H. Ii. Smith of
Milton, and as specimens of pure English
composition and of sound doctrine, arc about
on a par. Tho Vt. Democrats then first
Heto'. Jii, That e e-presj renewed ca'cffdcnce
in fhe Democratic part and its principles, and
pledge to them the honest devstioa of men who
fel the inestimable blessings which they have
conferred upon the country, and tbe wees from
which they would have raved it if its principles
had not been departed from.
Jhjc resolution sji to ay " Wo demo
crats arc a mighty boncet tet of fellows,
who know wc have confened inestimablo
blessings on -tbe Country and feci them ; we
alsoieel the woes froa we would
Lave BtiTcd the country ii' its principles had
not been departed from." There is conifd
crablc grammatical confusion tn the resolu
tion and perhaps it means somelhipg differ
ent, It's of po consequence.
Tic Democrats resolved second,
That the paramount iisue now u whether a
hypocritical faction, accidentally in power, shall
be successful in depriving eleven States of their
places in tbe Union contrary to their constitu
tional right and against the efforts cf the Pres
"ident, for the purpose of perpetuating tLcir
This at first blush appears to be a little
severe on the President nnd Lis little body
guard of personal supporters, who are tLe
only taction " accidentally in power;" but
perhaps it means something different.
'Tisn't of any consequence
Third, Resolved, That we. as Democrats,
now, as in the past, arc in tavor ol the whole
Union, and that we will never relax cur efforts
to perpetuate it as its founders made it, and for
the efforts in this behalf of Andrew Johnson,
rising above and beyond party, wc tender to him
our appreciation and approval and our fervent
This only inenDs that ue northern demo
crats are anxious to get back to the old ar
rangement of a strong southern pro-slavery
party, to which wc were apjersded as a kind
of snapper, our southern masters keeping
our disgrace at home well salved with gov
ernment jap. Again :
Jlttoleed, That it is the duty of the Prrsidast
to execute the laws, and that It is dishonest Hal
hypocritical to censure tie Presidint fsr execut
ing the neutrality laws when tlie rstrty which
censures him has the rower to rt'i-eal them and
does not exercise it.
Thi? is meant for a sop to the Fenians. It
don't tell us. Lowcicr, what tl.o arty i",
that censures tic President fur t-xccutiogtbe
neutrality laws. Further :
Ittsolted, That all property should bear its
jott proportion of the-burdens of taxation, ami
we are opposed to exempting tbe bond and
other evidences of indebtedness of the United
States from taxation.
This is as far towards repudiation as the
democracy dare go at present. Once more :
Itesolred, That we appreciate the valuable
services of the soldierr of our armies in suppres
sing tbe late rebellion, and tender to them our
gratitude for the faithful and brave manner in
which they have fought tbe battles of oar coun
try, and that we are in favor of their reorivioc
offices of trust, emolument and piofit at tbe
hands of tli, people aad government.
Tbe " check " wjth which lie men who
steadily fought our soldiers from the rear,
throughout the war, who rejoiced at every
rebel success and received the union victories
with Icngtiuned faces and pendent under
jaws, thus attempt to cajole tbe soldiers,
with fair words, is sublime. Jiut " the
boys " are not so easily &-. ught with abaft.
Re sol red, That wc
caaJidates this dir. i
will betrrdy s-ij jort
This. too. is
r,t tu lie
i riunt Dauic il
ti.is annual b-rct. t
.ire a tl. n.sainl
In general, it
choose to go tl r u--ii
setting up cm didittc- u
times more Lk ly to I. t
i.eic by li'htiiing
than to be c! '
feet right to -1
answer ever) .
Hiram Atki t
not, to arm:
ct. rcsoluti i. '
erats who I. u
ir-e ibty h..v i J -:
liv w ''ill i: not
I .- or 11. Ii Smith ai.i
uu 1 1 if c iiwmi nt. or ii
iitti . , at 1 '!r.r.v up tKk
1 1 1 i i hni-. I r t1 c it -f
t rl'i i.-r: i .-. d :n ,
ui t toiu ot i. tnc
ei. : pi-ip '"e. We
charge not.1 n
i r I l.l ;
. Letter Ir in Judge Poland.
The following leUer addteteed to Hon.
James M. Sladc. wo find in tbe Middlehury
Rcgisttr. An might well have been sup
posed, Mr. Poland it too sensible a man to
share the free trade proclivities of soinp c(
his upprters :
Uaiteh States Se.at Chamber, )
Wasiiixoto.v. June "1st, 1&C6. S
1 'on. James M. Slade Dear .Sir: I have
junt received your letter of the ttb insi , in
which you say that iu your county it is urged
against me that I am a free trade democrat of
the old schcel, and still think the same, and
you ask an expression of my views upon tbe
question of protection to the industrial pursuits
of tbe country and particularly that branch
(wool-growing) so vital to Vermont.
I have been aware that most persistent efforts
were being made to defame my peliiieal charac
ter, and create a belief that 1 am not a ound
and true republican, but I hats paid do atten
tion to such charges, as I felt cntitely willing
that the peop(e of Vermont should judge me by
their knowledge of my previous life, and by my
public course here as one of tbrir rtjirotntativej
in the Senate.
Your letter eoutain the first intimation I
har had that I was aocosed of being unfavor
able to any branch of industry and production
in our country, and especially that 1 could not
be trusted upon the subject of protection tor the
peculiar interests of Vermont. I cannot believe
tbat such a charge is siade against me hoBeslly
by anybody. The tanfi, or tbe principle upon
which duties cr imposts should be based, never
was strictly and projeily a party question. Dif
ferent sections cf tbe country would ct; .Yil
ing to their ideas o' tkeir oun local interests
without ranch regard to the doctrine advanced
by any1 political 'party, and our country was so
large and its interests and productions so diver
sified that do party could be nd; kvytoctnfous
on this one-lion. Sut whatever differences for
merly existed on this subiecl, the' present state
of tbe country, its increased expenditures, and
tbe immense debt under wbieb, we lqbo.-, sill re
ijutre us to resor; ;o fiaj minus to raiso reve
nue, for many yean to come, and put at rest
the question about a tariff.
The only question now open, is, how shall
duties be adjusted, so as to bear equally upon
i an me uiucrcm interests acu pniuctiosj Je
I country .' The cvHin z "fp, lar as It iSteits
th; VvJt i-iC.TSi.'ia rakm-estly upjsst ii-.l une-
ij'iial', as between tbe arover and the manufac-
turtr-. . Wn,le tb . producer of wool
UCTV " t0 much, for
r his wool in tbe present
he formerly obtain-! in
inflated currency, as
specie, the wool mannfattaver gttj two or three
nrpej a., &mu tor oia cloms. ittlnjastice is
rsannVet; The mTSlery ta me has been how the
frame'rs of the existing tariff expected it would
do justice between the wool grower and the
manufacturer. I have beard it sai ltd a bill
was ia preparation; ui too House (where all su:h
mtajhrts'inrist criminate) which would daswiy
with this vfroo; Is tl, great wool Interest ot
tbe country, and if such a bill thculd come be
fore the Senate, I will give it ray earnest sup
port. To recur for a mcmint to myself, let me
say. that it is now nearly trren'; ;ca:s since I
acted with tte IWocratio parly: Yhlle'l did
bci with it, was not i free trade man, but be
lieved In protecting onr domestic industries Ij
the imposition of datie; upon t.b j sjwc prcxluo.
hc'nj'impoft'cJ.' 1 rcaeutr mat I was the au
)bvr vf a stnh of reflations adopte-l at a meet
icjj of tks friends of a tariff, held in Lamoi!!
County, at least twenty years ago, which sup
ported this doctrine.
I have not time now, sir, to enter nitre l?kS
ly into this subject. You are at liVcit; to maV
y viejrs H tbeve jtatrd,' public in any manner
yen cay deem advisable,
Very respectfully yours, 4c,
LUKE P. POLAND.
The Fbei Prlxj charges ttiit tbreisscri were
brought in to fote tor the 'successful ticket who
iijier voted a unlcn ticket before, and who are
notorious democrats, and that -Water street
was rnked for democratic help for Poland,"
and that tbey did not dare to put tbe na-e o"
Poland on the ticket, althocb the sad claimed
tbe city !az to. ibar to 'one. The Times, of
hst place', denies these allegations, and says
none but good union men voted. Btlloxes Falls
Our Bellows Falls friend w leu accuralo
then ritual in bis last sentence above. The
Burlington TTmrs has not dared squarely to
deny our allegations, and will not.
I On a new track. The llurlicton, Vt.,
Press says it is trying to conduct a political
canvass with scrupulous regard to truth and
lairness. Jloston Post.
That may Lc a " new track'- for the Post.
With us it is but an adherence to the "good
The Argus J- Patriot praises the late
Democratic State Convention as " large,
dignified ami hortative in its clia rac
ier.'" Tic Kutland Courier on the
other Land don't think the attendance was
very crcdilelje. Mr. Cain says tl.cre was
not a single democrat from tho large County
of Ik nniugton, sr.il idds, " wo are ashamed
to admit that even Itutland county had no
representative then except our bumble self."
CoNcirssio.VAi. In the Senate on Friday,
Mr. Edmund of Vt., from the Committee
on Commerce, ie ported fatorably the Houso
resolution for tbe anointment ol a commit
tec on retrenchment.
There was also a long delate on Jud;e
Poland's bill providing for the reimburse
ment of Joyal S uihcrncrs who delivered for
age and othe r supplies to the quartermasters
and commissaries of the Union army. Sev
eral of the more radical Srnatois take the
ground that ti e wl: le S i.tl tin people were
alien enemies, and that the L'nion armies
had tl.c right to take what was necessary
for their subsistence.
Mr. Wilson's amendment to strike out tic
ptovision uutl'orizing paym nt for stores not
prorerly rece ipted for, was agreed to.
The Tax bill being under discussion, Mr.
She rmon of Ohio, said tint the agricultu
ral interests were better cmd for than any
other in this bill. Nearly all the burdens
of tie bill were put upon wia'tb. Articles
f luxury were taxed heavily ; agriei.ltcral
implements were kit Iree. It would Le
within U und to my if Ohio taid ten mil
ih.r.c ot 'ax under the last bill sr.c would pay
but live un cr tbi, and so i f itb' r States.
Tu; Ps,'0-KD AtfEkPlll.Ms in tiik Cov
simno.s Horace Mawmid, of TcoiM-sxee,
writes to (iov. Hrownl. w aa lollous :
" I thai endeavor to 1 in Tennessee sbortlv.
and at Xftshville by the time the Legislature con
vraes. I see the rebels howl over the proposed
amendments to the Constitution. That ought
to determite the Union men at once. The
great fight will be in the coming elections
this Fall. If the l'nion meu sustain
themselves, tiie ulwhuI ciwre of events is easy
and pleasant for the country. If tbey are over
thrown, then the Southern Confederacy revives,
and starts out on a new cane r. TV action of
Tennessee is looked upmi ns imi mi int and in
dicative. I hope it wdl b- pr- mpt and harmo
nious." fux First Dirraicr. Tbe Uigtrict Con
vention in the First G-ngrcasi nal District is
1. 1 iled at Middlebury, on tbe I5tb uf August.
1; is probable that Mr. Woodhridge will be
icnouiinaU-d, though iun. C. W. Willard,
Hon. Loyal C. Kellogg and one or two other
names are spoken of in connection with tlie
it is correctly reported from Washington
j that trie President is only waiting to get
' rid of Congress to rii himself of utoat oX tbe
office-holders who were appointed at the re
commendation of Pwigrcasmen, aad tbat
tbe guilotine will be iu rapid oncntion as
toon as the adjournment takes place.
Stocks at tbe Boston stova ooanj ti Sat
urday : Yermont Central and Vermont
Canada chattel mortgage ii rer cents, at 10 1.
Ugdensburg firsts 9C bid ; second IS. Hut
land firsts 80 bid. Vermont Central first 110;
second 34. Ugdensburg and Iike Cham
plain smuts advanced to 47.
From Walton's Journal
There arc more and nastier dregs in the bar
rel of tbe Iturlmgton Times than ;s .ver
thought of. Within a le diyi it has courses
that Senator Sdnmnds has asserted that Mr. Mor
rill opposed Staanard's appointment, and tbat
Mr. Morrill Uo.pp'sed to the election of Seua,tsr
Edmunds; aad on the tih it ml; a -uii iq the
Uritf bill, bating its attack on items from tbe
N. Y. J'-m, which is a eoufcsMd Free Trale
organ, and the X. V. Ti ,. which is ths or
gan of President Johnson ! .n 1 the W.n who
don this profc.-tes t j h a n-icd of .Mr. Ikl
muads ajd bs t .o eyrj in hi. head. He sees
aad csaftMss tbat more than two-tbinls of bis
own county convention were for Mr. Morrill,
and niorover be can see, if he chooses, unmis
takable evidence that more than twc.thirdi
of the ltepubliears of the State ar Z:. htm.
Where are this man's UiioJ, that be cannot
conclude ts; :a easiest way to defeat Mr. Ed
MiiiDila is to array Mr. Morrill aad his friends
against him and them, and making Mr. 1M
munds himself responsible for that abcae
As to tbe first charge Vj oo not believe
tbat Mr. KJy.iw oal ever clurgol Mr. Mor
;'J1 -ita o'ppusition to Gen. Stannard's appoint
uent. He will not lie himself, nor do we think
he would permit binis'lf to be dece -ve. by others
in a matter jrsei..tt j iir. XfurriJ. when in
five minUa couH get' the facts from Mr.
ate-rrill We have the means of charging
through the ''. j' ramp, ad filing liard
blows to the higher i (fce.t; but as yet are- oon
tent aimcly to re-amrtn tbat pot only did Mr.
Mornll eadeavor to isourc a mutual ogreemcnt
betwitn Mr. Clapp and Mr. Stannard, br which
Mr. Stannard was to have the Coltectorsfaip at a
time convenient to both, but also tbat, after tke
President had been iLdueed to jpoiot at osce,
Mr. Morrill himself adi'Kl tbat no opposition
tbouU J ijilo lo a r,firaitwii br the Senate-
AS to tlie ttoavd oinr-e. Our relations with
Mr. Morrill are intimate and confidential, and
we have of course full and conclusive proof of
Mr. Morrill's pcition in refersos tj Uc Sena
tership on the wet i;Je o tc mountain. Fnm
the "penba of toe campaign to this very week,
lr. Morrill has insisted that be will aUnd cr
fall on his own merits; tbat his friends must
I-errait no ring, no intrigues, no loc-rolliag, no
bargains, no complication; vri't tie Western
Senatcrchip. -aad yiost completely cave his
ffieJj 'adhered to this wise, just and pure
policy. While the J"ii.s and Herald, both
Western Vermont papers, have impertinently
aod pertinaciously interfered with the Histern
Scnatorsbip, the Eastern Vermont papers, will),
out a single exception, have preserved neutrality
in respect to thi '.Ycptsra eenO'aip: Has Lot
tl.e ctiervVdlt't' Twice we have oalW
npon tKese papers to let Eastcrrj Vcriuvnt alone,
abstaining oursclf frop aof discussion of the
Western, (jutjtiorf. Could tbey not see that M r.
Morrill's policy was that of non-interference?
Such is the fact, and the editor of tbe Timet is
not so blind tbat he could not sec it; he is, how
ever, unwise and reckless enough to dc$iie Mr.
Morrill, aad at the rit of injuring Mr. Ed
munds. '1 tii tbe 't'arirj, ve are content to wait. . Sen
ators Poland and Edmunds doubtless will repu
dials the Free Traders, aid leave the Times.
Mr. Walton wrjtc; pointedly, and with
truth to back him. Senator Edmunds' best
ftiends in this quarter very deeply deplore
the damage which bis case is receiving from
such friendship as tbat of the Times, but arc
powerless to prevent It, As to Mr. Morrill's
yoaneetion with tbe change in the Custom
House, the JournaTs statements only furnish
added proof of the correctness ot our own
and we in turn can fully support, nt of our
oven knowledge, the JournaTs statements as
to Mr. Morrill's determination to be a party
to no trades.
Such also has Utn, and wc believe still is,
Senator Kdruunds' determination; and we ask
Mr. Morrill's friends to wait for some better
proof than the statements of the Times, be
fore they believe that the recent attempts to
aid Mr. Poland's projects and injure Mr.
Morrill, by means of Mr. Edmunds' homo
popularity, had the countenance or concent
of .Mr. Edmunds. We believe He would fully
repudiate them, if called on foi his testimony; I
for Le has not bit his senses, if some of bis
professed friends have.
The cw York Herald, alluding to some
rumor tlmt the Pope ot Ibsste had .epplscd to
Dnnean, Sherman St Co., of York City,
fcr z loan of fuur millions of dollars, the
pay. to be secured on tbe japal territories ami
revenues, suggest that be can do innch bet
ter. His IxJd ou both territories und reve
nue, tbe Herald consider very prtearn nt,
and suggests that he attach a plenary indulg
ence to each coupon. That would make tho
bonuVgo in Wall street like hot cikts !
Tux Constitutional AxaxnatiNr A
Washington correspondent ol the R l,ttcr
Democrat dise-usses the chance- ol passing
the Constitutional Amcndaicnt, and says :
We can oount ae certain for ratification ,,nW
therix.Vew England States. f.N'ew llcmn.hir
has already done so.) Xtw York. lhi . IVm.
sylvania, .Michigan, Wiscoisia. Minnesota.
Iowa, Missoaii, West VircinM. Kansas. Cli.
forma, Nevada and Oreeoa aiarteec in ill.
The remaining loyal States are all dubiouo. The
popular legislative Lrancbes of nil, except Dels-
" . nuiiKij, win oe jor rai.ncation
Dot it is very evident Ibat all tbeeOortsof the
ailmistration and its party will be turned to-
wanis. tae state senates.
He says that the efforts of . tbe President
are likely to prevent its ratification in Tenn-
cec and ArkaLsos ; that the Indiana Sena
ate i a tie on the question ; three Itepobli-
ean Senators in Illinois are said to adhere to
tbe I'roioVnt's policy, which gives him a
raajjrity; .Maryland and New Jersey are
doubtful, and Kentucky and Delaware will
probably vote- against ratification.
rni: (! it hat i'outi.a.M) rum.
illliiil ftfll DI.M.S DKSTKOVKI).
Tbe fire in Portland is, with the exception
of tbe great fire in New Vork, tbe most swecp
i and disastrous confiaenation that r
teeurrrd in the L'nited States ; no American
city has ever received so severe a blow fiom
tbe same cause. Two hundred aercf, cora-pri-ing
the principal business houses in the
city, and a great many fine dwellings, have
ro less tlian three thousand families have
be e-n rendered LcmeUe, a.id from ten to
twelve thousand men, women and children
are sorrowfully wandering alwut the city,
fed by charity and sheltered by tents.
lt.c insuiar.ee sgcpU vstisaaic the total
iess at flora to fifteen millions of dollars.
The area turned over is larger tlan the en
tire aiea of the city wten it was destroyed
by the British in the lUtolutijoarr war.
The two ends 04 the ity only are preserved,
with a line of buile'ingt merely enough to
ebon a connection on the front and" rear
water lines. It ir a voiceless city, for its
ncwpar. arC all destroyed. All of its
banks, seven in number, are burned ; it is
belkved tbat their vaults have preserved
their contents. Several hranobes uf busiaess
are completely obliterated by tbe conflagra
ti:u, auoog thcta the wboktalo boot and
shoe trade, tbe wholesale dry goods bouses,
with one exception, and the jewelry stores.
Seven hotels were destroyed, tbe In tet na
tional, Freeman, Commercial. American,
Sailor's Hm?, i;i-bury's and tbe Marble.
1 be two principal ones in tbe city, the
Pieble and the United States, escaped, al
bough the Utter was svsrci times on fire.
Of th- tt.ily-eight churches, eigut are
destroyed, including the Old Second Parish,
associated with the raemory ot tbe minted
Tho fire commenced at half t four
o'clock on Wednesday sftrrnoon, and burned
with uoeoptrollablc fury for twelve boars,
wbeu it bad swept aerw tbe city. At
twelve o'clock next day many buildings
were ttill burning.
We copy the felloning fsets and incidents
I rota our iki.ton exchanges :
The fire, as all accounts a glee, ceMaawssed in
a pile of shavings on tbe outside of a cooper
shop or boat sbo:, which was lighted by a boy's
1.0 ti eternity of tbe spot where the fire
originated there were nothing bu: dry wooden
building?, which furnished the best possible food
for tbe flames, and tk water, of which, unfor
tunately, tiers wax a scarcity, had no effect
whatever upon it.
The scene when the fire'waa at its bight was
one of fearful terror. The names, fanned by
the high wind, leaped madly from building to
buiVlis:. The air was filled with live coals,
and shinties awl other fragments, like devastat
ing torches, were lumc onward to bUcks be
yond the present boundaries of ti eontlagta
tnn, and thus hurried ra its ravages with fear
ful rapidity. L'naauaUy little confusion occurred
as nearly iji vho were in its path bad after the
Crat two hours time to pack their furniture and
get out of its way.
Jno. 1. Brown & Sena' loss is estiisatnl at
C 1,200,000; insured for SbOO.UlO. Mr. Brown
next morning set men. ii work clearing away
the rubbish, W r;ba.iid his sugar refinery.
Opt irL offered draymen 51,000 fir teams
to carry goods, but were refosed. The draymca
were making 5100 dollars an hour.
On the morning of tho ulb distressing
spectacle was preheated at tbe Grand Trunk De
pot in ldia. ;ucct. At least 6.000 botoekea
aOsea aad children were weeping bitterly at
their desperate condition. Many were but half
clothed and bad lest their alb
People are living in tents cn Munjoy Hill in
large numbers, with hoop-skirts, cbsirs, slaves,
belsteaJs, and all description? f buireboU par
aphernalia bundled Uiitker prsmiscuo isly.
Xear by a,re i-a.cp.8res in plenty.
Tb; Ju&riag cf these thus turned out of uoors
is increased by tbe fact that for a long time bouses,
have not been in proportion with the popolarwa
of the city, and hundreds of families eanneX by
any possibility be sheltered, pearly all thermo
vision stores were dcstrojcl. and this renders it I
.1 : IT" . 1. , . . . . I r I r I
icjjr uiujcuii iu nz tac necessaries oiaiisw
One I rii cbikl was burned to death in aboa-e
near the water.
John Broughtr, having lost his all, hung him
self on Commercial st , era the evening of the 4th.
A man died from exhaustion.
These are all the authentic accidents rsjtted.
The fircsen were almost powcriois. While
they were gallantly fighting it in ems direction it
held almost undisputed sway mothers. Build
iogs were torn dawn and blown up fir in ad
ranceofthe fire, but the flameswould overleap
the chasms thS made and go on to farther
Tbs amount of insurance is quite large, but
fears are entertained that in some instances offi
ces may have so huge an amount as to render
tbem insolvent. Tha New York and Hartford
offices are large su&rers.
The Methodist Church, on Cbeanut street,
the xaost valuable in the city, was saved by the
ircn shutters to the windows, which it is said
many of the Society opposed when the church
was erected. It is worth about 70,000. By
the destruction of the .Natural History Building
that corporation will lose 50,000 besides val
uable collections which it contained.
Mr. Bcecber, in " Pulpit Pungencies,"
thinks that ' be is tho best man who has the
most boy in him."
Tur Focbtu ix Bi'eli.nctos. The Birth
day of Freedom and Independence passed
very quietly on the whole in Burlington
The night before was noly in some parts of
the city ; but the day passed off without
special disturfcanee or excitement ofanv
kind. Our streets were filled with comers
from tbe country, of both sexes, who ccle-
j brutal by lounging around tho sidewalks,
and took tun nnd wind and dust and rain
with equal cefMnimity. The dust in the
streets, till tbe rain came, was fearful. Per
fect "simoonV' of whirling sacd made
earth and air lo mingle till it was bard to
say whrsii was which, and gave a decided
" fiee soil" ebaneter to everv feature of tLe
day, and t most of the features of the
out ol dour cefcbranrs.
The match base ball game on the Battery
between tho " AUantre" club of Whitehall
and tbe Burlington dob, in tho forenoon,
was atehed by a crowd of spectators. Ihc
Whitehallcrs showed themselves skilled
players and won an easy victory over our
comiMmtiveij uapiaeticed Barlington boys.
The StMuaJiesits took large numbers en
the various excursions throijh the day.
The Sabbath School jMC-nic of tbe College
St. church at Mr. Hungerfbrd's delightful
residence near the lliibbridgc, pnicd 0r
eery successfully ami pleasantly ; and the
strawberry I estiva I at the City Hall wa
Tux FocaTti is HiNBawmoit. The Fourth
was celebrated in Hincaburgli with unusual
eclat. Large numbers came in from other
towns, and tbe assemblage was estimated at
from 3000 to 4000 persons. Tbe publie ex
ereises were held in the Aeademv Grove.
Rev. Itcnhcn Sawyer presided as President
of the day. Prayer was otlered by Kcv. .Mr.
Archibald of Bristol. The Declaration of
Independence was then read bv Mr. L.
I). Bovnton, and President Lincoln's Eman
eipalion Proclamation, fittingly coupled on
such an ocamon with the Immortal Decla
ration, was read by Mr. Henry Page.
Tbe Oration by Hon. L. B. E&clisrt fol
lowed, of which we nre unable to give a re
port, the bearing of it being greatly inter
fered with, for many of the audience-, bv the
whirlwind of dust whieh arose during its
delivery, it was undoubtedly an able and
After the oration tbe proeesckn was form
ed by Capt. A. E. Leavenworth, raarshall
of the dar, aided by 11. M. Baldwin and X,
L. Partcb, assistant marrkills. The Ilines
burgb band and a drum eorp, beaded the
procession. The soldiers of the war, nearly
a hundred in number, eommanded by Capt
ranox ot tne . tn t. Vols., acted as escort
Thirty-sit young ladies in uniform, repre
senting tbe States, were a very attractive
feature of tbe column. The citizens of
fifty years and upwards marched in a body.
Tho cfaildien of the common school, with
bsn tiers, lengthened out the lino ; and a long
array of citizens brought np tbe rear. The
procession matched to a large arbor near the
Baptist Church, where tables loaded with an
abundant dinner bad been spread. Senti
ments and speeches of course followed the
feast. The former were read by Xahum
Peck, Esq., tosstma.-tcr. Tbe latter were
made by Capt. Leavenworth, who responded
to a toast to the soldiers ; Iter. C. E. Fer
rin; tbo rerronded in behalf of tbe common
svhools ; the venerable Austin Beeebcr, of
anti-slavery renown, now over i:0 years old,
The exercises at tbe dinner table were
concluded before the rain sumo, and all went
well, tbe wind and weather being tho only
drawbacks on what was nevertheless a high
ly ssweeesful day.
Sikim or Wat. 11. Sto.vx, Esq. A pain
ful sensation was occasioned oa Tuesday in
onr community by a report of the suicide of
Mr. Wit. II. Sro.v, of Port Henry, which
fuller intelligence has sadly confirmed. Mr.
Stone was formerly Agent of tbe Cbeevcr Ore
bed Co. of Port Henry, and removed thence
to Burlington, re-riding hero during tbe year
l;vl, and maling many friends by his genial
personal qualities and estimable character.
He then became connected with a Petroleum
Company in California for a time ; but re
turned to Port Henry, and was employed at
the time of bis death as agent of tbe Port
Henty Iron Ore Company. Oa Monday last
in a state of temporary insanity, resulting
from malarial fever, conducted in California,
he took bis life by shooting himself through
the bead and breast with n pistol His untime
ly death will lie mourned by a largo circle.
The State Musical AM-ociation.
Wc arc glad to burn tbat the late Conven
tion of tbe State Musical Association was not
only a moral bat a pecuniary so etc s. Tho to
tal receipt footed up some $1,100, and after
paying all expenses a balance of sonic G00
remains in tho treasury a hand-mmc surplus
for future operations.
The following are tho permanent ofEcerx or
the Association elected at the Convention :
His Kxc v Pan. DiLLiNotiA. of Watcrbury.
Pre idea I of Western Vt. Musical Asaoeialion.
' " Vt. Central Musical Association.
' " Cons. Valley Chora! Society
" " Whillliver Valley Asmi.ia-iun.
" Chester Musical
" Union "
" Windsor Co. Musical
" Ituiliagton Musical Cns-m
" FairfieU HarsmmM Se-ctety.
Hinkv Class, Pimltner.
II. U Sroar, Butiingtoti.
P. If. Ubokce, Hardwiek.
C. L. Case', Brandan ;
Prtd. E. Luntle. Montpclier ;
U B. Harrington, St. JttJmbry ,
J. S. Abbott, S Kith iCsyalton ;
C. G. Gurr, Chester;
John Jay Joelin, Poultney ;
L. A. Shcdd, Ilartfbrd :
I. Jt". Camp, Burlington ;
X. P. Leach, Sheldon
Wool has advanced ten cent! a
since Mr. Morrill reported his tariff.
I Scicipk. Bradford Godfrey of Itcuning- :
ton committed euicidc by shooting himself in
I his house on the 2d inst Mr. Godfrey was
respected in the community in which he
I lived, and no cauec for the suicide is known.
Chittenden Co. Teachers Association.
The 17th Semi-annual meeting of the Chit
den County Teaihers Association was held at
Westford, June 29th and COth.
The association was called to order oa Friday
at half past ten A.M. by the President, Mr. J.S.
Cilley who addressed a few words uf welcome to
the teachers present and of thanks to. the church
which had opened its doors for their reception.
After reading of Scriptures and prayer by
Bev. E. B. Chamberlin of Westfor J, the openicg
address was delivered by C. W. Bota of Essex ;
subject, 'now can punctuality in school be best
The address was follswed by remarks from
B. C. Ward and Morgan Butler, after which the
.association adjourned till afternoon.
The Association came together at 2 o'clock
and continued the diseusskn upon the address
of the morning, after which an essay was read
by Miss Jennie G. Warner of Jericho Subject
" n here there is a will there is a way," and it
is earnestly hoped that mere joudz ladies in
Chittenden Co. shall have a tei7 and thus tied
a icoy to write essays fcr our Asscciation.
The essay was followed by aa address by Kev.
IL C. Estes of Jericho, upon the subject of
'Conversation." The speaker very forcibly
showed us haw many errors and vulgarisms find
their way into our social intercourse.
In the evening an address was delivered by
Bev. Mr. Walker cf Williston, suVject: "The
meriean ides." The speaker opened by saying
In that early day to be a Roman was greater
than to be a King" and dosed by saying that
"now in this late day to be an American is
greater than to lea King." This address was
followed by a poem by Mr. Castle of Burpngton
and with it closed the exercises of tbe first day.
Saturday rooming, June ""th.
The Teachers assembled to spend half an hour
in social conversation; being called to order by
Pres. Cilley, at U o'cloek, scripture was rea l and
prayer offend by Bev. Mr. Marsh.
The topic of "Order" in School ws then in
troduced fsr the consideration of the Association,
by II. B. Chittenden, of Burlingten; followed by
-Messrs. Buttis, Seaver. Castle, Abbey, Cham
berlain. Ward, and Cilley.
After a short recess the Association listened
to an essay upon the ' History of Scuoels," by
A. G. Whittemore, of U. V. M. ; and followed by
a discussion: " What general exercises are useful
in School;" participated in by Messrs Farrell of
U. V. M., Sanderson and Macomber cf Essex.
By request, the members of the Association ,
together with the citizens of Westford, assembled
before the hour of meeting, formed a procession
under direction of Rev. Mr. Chamberlin, in front
of the White Chureh," and marched, led by
the fasxras Westford Drum Corps, to the Hotel
and thenca back to the Church.
The hour of meeting having again arrived,
with a house filled to overflowing, an I with the
"dear old flag" suspended from the pulpit, the
President requested the audience to sing that fa
miliar hymn, ("America").
Prayer was then offered by Rev. Mr. Haiea
The Association then listened to an Essay, by
Lawrence Brownell of Essex Junction topic:
"School Discipline"; followed by an Essay:
"How shall Teachers qualify them-elves for their
work," by Henry Belknap of U. V. M. These
Essays were very interesting.
After a recess of 10 minutes, tbe Association
listened attentively to an address by J. S. Ad
ams, who took the stand amidst loud applause.
Mr. Adams told us the Interest he ba 1 ever felt
in the Chittenden County Teachers Association;
spoke of the necessity of "co-operation" in the
Cause of education; also his intention of bringing
before tbe next Legislature a plan for a ' State
Normal SchooL" We were rejoiced to know of
these intentions, and think that it will meet with
the hearty approval of all friends of Education.
After some little items of business the Asso
Thus closed one of the most interesting meet
ings of the Association. The Essays and Ad
dresses were of a high character, showing much
thought and study. The exercises were inter-
persed with music by the choir of Westford,
and the diseussions were so- lively that it often
was necessary to arrest them far other business.
We do boast of having tbe isif County Teaeh-
Jlssociation in the State. A.
Bcbuxgtox, July "lb, IS-CC.
Dear Free Prat :
The statement of the Times that the
"jlfly raters" who came in and voted with
Capt. Watson were "soldier boys of his Co."
and their fathers and brothers and relatives, re
minds rae of three men (the same number as
thr soger boys of Co. L, who- reside in town)
who came forward for admission into a Show
where "Families" were admitted for SI,
without regard to numbers. There were about
fifteen okl men, ten oM women, forty young
men aad as many srsall boys. " What " said
tho showman, "do these all belong to three
families T" " Yu see Mister." said theepokes
rnan of tbe crowd, " w are naturally re- y
.Moral. Nothing like caucuses aad showsto
bring out "family ufeetion."
Bible Cou.ECTio.t Will the Pastors and
Churches cf Addison and Chittenden Counties,
please bear in mind that July an J August are
tbe months in which the General Coneenlui
of Vermont and the IVrmonf Confereice cf
the -If. K. Church, recommend collections for
the Mile Cause in this district.
Mush gssd will be acaomplisiiel if alt the
Churches will regnlarly take their collections for
this object witbm the term. It is impossible for
tbe Agent ta visit all the Churches tbe same
year, but he trusts it is only nccessiry to rc-
j mini them tbat ealla for the Inspired Word, in
destitute parts of oat own land audiut-.eS
farrign tscgnes in which we circulate it, were
never to pressing as in this beginning of our se
cond half century, and Ike prospects of good
resulting from its diffusion, never so r right
Ag't. Am. aod Vt. IS. S.
Bratllebero, July 6.1E06.
Tornado. A tornado passed through the
western portion of Jericho yesterday after
noon, accompanied by thunder, lightning
and hail. A number of trees were uprooted,
bams tlirown down and considerable damage
sustained by the crops from tbe wind hail.
I A carriage containing Mrs. Geo. A. Bich
; uriUon of this city, while on her way here
I (rum Jericho, was upset by the fury of the
gusi rear the residence cf Mr. Whit
ceii.b, Mrr. B. tbiown out and her dothirg
nliuo-t entirely torn from her. Times.
Great Fiars. The loss by the great fire in
New York in 1S35, was seventeen millions.
S in Francisco has been almost destroyed by
fire six times ; the loss at the largest one, in
11. l-eing placed at seventeen millions.