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VOL. XXXV- NEW SERIES VOLXII
BURLINGTON, VT FRIDAY MORNING, JULY 27 I8GG
0, TIIA.VK VOU, JOHN."
rr IM nOsSETTI.
I new said 1 IotcJ J00- -o5m :
Why will you teaze me, day by day,
.led wax a weariness to think upon
With always "do" and "pray "
Vou ktow I never saved you, Joiin :
No fault of mine made me yur toast :
Why will you haunt mc with a fate as nan
As thows an hour-old ghost ?J
I dare Eay Meg or Moll would take
Tity upon you, if you'd ask :
AdJ pray don't remain tingle for my take
Who can't perform that task.
1 have no heart ? Perhaps I hare not ;
But then you're mail to take otfcnee
That I don't giTeyou what I baic not got.
Use your own common scute.
Let bygones be bygones.
Don't call me false, who c(J not to be tree;
I'd ratberanewer "No" to fifty Johns
Than answer "Yea" to you.
Let's mar our pleasant daps no more.
Song-birds of passage, duvs ol youth ;
Catch at to-day, forget the days before ;
I'll wink at your uotrut!..
Let us f trile hands as hearty frifmin ;
So more, no lets ; and friendship's good ;
Only don't Veep in Tiew ulterior eaOf,
And points not understood
I did not much like the vicious manner in
which the horse at starting, laid back his
earn and bounded away : but I Paid noth
ing. Wc had not been riding many min
utes, ere the animal cbcc to take fright at
the flapping of a lino full of newly washed
clothing, in the dooryard of a house near the
river bonk; and, 'aking the bit in his teeth,
he ran away. Onr road lay alone the bank
safe enough, certainly, for a ride with a
horn; under control ; but decidedly not the
beet place lor a runaway, because there was
a spot, not over half a mile distant, where
the chances were frightfully great tliat wc
should be thrown over the precipice and
killed. At tho rate wc were now 20102, we
should reach that dangerous place won.
William Willie, looking, comprehended the
danger, and his face blanched.
GEO. WVJfc C. n. BENEDICT.
editoes asd raoraiEions.
FRIDAY MORNING JULY 27. 1866.
The Admission ol Tennessee.
In the Senate, on Saturday, the preamble
to tho House resolution lor the admission of
Tenneteec was fctricken out, and alter some
discussion, a preamble offered by Senator
Trumbull, was adopted, by a vote of ytas
32, nays 10. As finally passed the joint
resolution elands as follows :
Io open treaty. Rise above
(JuiUtles and sbuttLUi off and on.
Here's friebdtbip if iou like, bat loe
No, thank jou, John.
iTS i s c c 1 I :i is v
"Good God!", he cried, -it's death."
Wttli tUt h. .... l. .....1
juinjK.l out or the buggy, striking a rock. of ,V" o in t ' ,hC Somnmtn1t
and breaking his cjlUr bonc-sl I found ?ft.Ctatc .f Tenese was tared upon and
.IWu.ra I taken possession of by persons in hostility to the
wiitwbto . ; Unite.1 States, an.1 the inhabitants of said Stale,
As. lor iue, I kept my eat. If it should were dechred to be in a state of insurrection
uectmic necessary tor loe to jump, then I , against Ibe United States, and
nuuiujuiup; (Hill nan determined not to
take that venture till it wuh imperatively
demanded, by imminency of danger at
hand. So long as there was a possibility
that tlie bon-e's nrurresx iniht lu imntw).
I held to that hope ; because" wnen a l.un
American people. I allude to the qutehon ; of whom urc not wont to accept such demo
wbether the several States shall ratify or reject , crat;c rcTciat!on!S for an ffiore lian ihcJ ar0
the last jlRlplilmpnt Trnnnrl hr tVnres to J J
Wiikrkas, said State government can only be
restored to its former political relations in the
Uuien br tbe consent of the law miking power
of the United States, and
From Beadle 'h Monthly.
1I1S WITS rtlluIJT 11131.
It was in the sunm,. r of the year which
Haw me paw my twentieth birthday, that we
met at Niagara Falls, lie was there with
his cousin, my dcai I huh), Kelle Harrison,
and I with ray sister nnd mother.
On a certain day, we nil were taking a
walk on CJoat Inland, win n mother dropped
htr larasol, and it slid kuwn tlx- bank some
fiittvn ur twenty feet, r.iul out of resell. Mr.
Il.1rri1-.1i) descended the bank altir it; but I
though he used preipe: caution, hie foot slip-l-d
on the treachmni': -oil, as he was re
turning, and he slid vert rapidly down to the
ve-ry verge of tbe pr.eif.ice." 1 expected
nothing t-h-c than to see him go ever, and be
dashed to pieces on tlie r eks a hundred feet
beluw ; but though the three other ladies
m r. amid loudly, I did not. You see. I was
jntty thoroughly drill.J by this time.
However, as Mr Harrison neatrd the edge
f the precipice, he threw i,ut bis right hand
still holding the jiarasul in his left and
seised tbe upturned mors of a tree which
leaned out over the ciuu-m. The tree shook
violently under the suddm -bock, and the
roots igan to tear thctuse Iiok out of the thin
bull tlowly and xteadily. under tb- influaiec
01 Ibis hupendded weight l:i a fvw
ute more it would give u.iy, .ind then Mr.
HarriHin would be killed 1 kwvr my face
was pale, and I was terribly fiiglitt-md ; but
1 leant a ior aril and foke( . bim :
"Tell me what to do."
"Take all the ladies' ha wis. nkirU. and
ar.j other articles of dress ttu: you ean Fjwre,
and whieh are strung ; cut Item in wide,
trong htrips ; tie them firmly tog.-ther, and
nuike r. - .'
I olnyed a.s calmly as I knew he would
Iirvc done, but none the let expeditiously on
that account, be very mir. He continued
(I-caking at intervalf while I was doing his
Mddiog, and be fpokc u .1. IiV-raUly as if
"Vuur calmness is ji:i;c charming. Miss
Monroe." said he. " lie sure and make the
knots tight. I judge that this tree m&T be
relied on with perfect conH-ViKf lor ten min
ut yet Your rope i loi. tHugh now, 1
think, in Muiie tu ti. i.J. niid let that
end d..wn to me. That's it. AU right now.
Do nothing, but bold Lift, and stand still,
ladies, and I will coinc up to you."
He drew himself up, bund over hand.vritb
dti -mi i-jution, and savid. My moth
er's iraso wes restored to nor with a court
ly Ijow, and be brushed the dat from his
clothes and walked away with us. walked
by bis side : but he made no reference to the
peril just patted.
That evening, however, as wc sat on the
piazza of our hotel, where it ovei looks the ri
ver how well I remember the rushing sound
of tbe waters down below - he siid :
'We are alone now, Miss Monroe, and I
cun thank you lor saving my life, without
oflcnsc to the other ladies."
It wa too dark, out there, lor him to see
the l.lm-h of delight that went over my face
at there words. How touch they meant, to
I knew 1 was as good as saved," said
he, -when I haw you (-landing with tightly
clasped hands and jour under-lip pre-emd by
your t-hining teeth, while Hello ami the
other ladies were trying to drown the roar
of old .Niagara with their shrieke- I never
aw one of your sex before who had the con
trol over herself which ycu manifested to
day, If I had seen such an exhibition any
where it would rratwrall v have awakened my
admiration ; but wben ft happened to be an
exhibition in which my own life or death
was concerned, you may imagine my feel
The lone in which be uttered theee words
was so tender and true ! it said so plainly
that he would gladly devote nil his future
life to mc ' lint, though tone and manner
said this, his words did not say it ; and I
knew tbe reason. He believed me already
William illis was the eon ol a Xew
York merchant w ho had lie n a schoolmate
with my father. It was my l.ithci's wuh
that wc should be married. 1 loved my
father, and was anxious to be pleased with
bis friend's son. Young Willis had becu a
frequent guest with us, and many consider
ed us already betrothed. He was an agreea
ble companion in the jurlor a good dancer,
and all that ; but I cared more for one look
of Jotcph Harrison's earnei-t, honest grey
eyes, than I did for William Willis' whole
According to a previous appointment, Mr.
Willis came to the Full during our stay.
He arrived on the evening of the day that
witnessed Mr. Harrison's narrow efcapc from
death. He came out upon the piazza where
we tat that evening ; and we shook bands.
The gentlemen were slightly acquainted, but
it was pHin Mr. Harrison did not like Willis
too much ; and with a playful "Jrh muss
teegthen," tome, he rofc and went into the
ball-room, very politely offering his scat to
bcveral days pa-fed. vue actually in
the pofitipn of a rival toward Mr. Willis,
Mr. Harrison by no means permitu-d him
self to act as if he wcresuuii. He was very
courteous to Mr. Willis, and quietly yielded
all prtkrenecs relating to me and my so
ciety. He seemed, liowever, to be study
ing ns weighing the evidence of regard
between us trying to form a conclusion as
to the probable extent of our relations mat
rimony ward. Oh, it did seem to me as il
he might, eo brave a man as he waii plainly
put a few questions to mo on the subject ! I
would quickly have assured htm how little
Mr. Willis wae to me.
At last, 1 had nearly made up my mind
to a desperate thing ; nothing lefs, indeed,
than to seek the intcrctbucn of his cousin,
my friend Bell. I would Ull her how much
Moved Mr Harrison, and beg her to inform
him in some ely, feminine way, that I should
nrrT marry Mr. Willis, and that we were
nofensaged " Howcvtr, 1 neglected to
do this, just one day to-j long.
It was a Monday the last day of our in
tended stay at the Falls. Mr. Willis in
vited mc to ride. 1 had no courteous rc
Intal at hand, and I consented to go with
Mo Indeed, I had hall promised him 1
some days before. There was a New York
friend or his staying at the Falls, who had :
with him a favorite horse a fiery, hand
some animal and Mr. Willis had repeatedly
inritcd met to ride behind him. I could put
Off tho ride no longer, of course.
t running furiously down a smooth
there is no choice between jumping
uii iue crisis, is at nana.
While I sat, clinging firmly to the -eat,
and looking out sharply ahead, lor the dan
gerous place mast now be drawing mar, a
"""t". was 'r- Harrison--sprang with
-hing agility at the horse's head, from
atnoeg; some trees at the roadside, caught tbe
bitjerked it back and out of the horse's teeth,
and actually tore the animal's lips, eo that
blood flowed, so rncigctie was the action.
There was no resisting the iron will, backed
by tbe iron nerve. The runaway came to a
stop. Mr. Harrison drew him tu the side of
the road, and examined Hit- harness and
' Nothing broken," said he. " A very
narrow escape, -Miss Monroe I saw you
coming, and had just time to get my wits in
order. There, don't thank mc; I didn't
know it was you and should have done ju-t
the same for any one else."
lSut you are bort." said I. noticing that
" Yis the horse trod on my loot."
" Oh, how unfortunate ! Shall 1 get
"No." said he, '-that is. it is unnecessary
you should. Sit still and get rested. He
will run n j ni . re to-day, I promise you." He
come around, and placed his lamed" foot care
lessly on a wheel ol tlie buggy, and spoke
in bis usual calm tone : "But I did sot know
you were fond of taking drive all alone by
II W- w li
juuioui, if lire jiooroe.
" I ww not ridinsr alone.
i driror iiimn.il
"AM klt you 7
"He .mgnt to be horsewhipped ! May I
ask tlie coward's name 7"
"His name," said I, "i William Willis."
Mr. Harrison stared. am.sed.
"Willis! 1 Siegyoor pardon, Mis Mon
roe." 1 his very coldly. "I should not have
spoken iu those terms if I had known that
y..ur c. iapanicn was your " He
stoppi d and bit his lip.
"My Sauce, you would say," I made
quick response "Itut be is not my fiance,
Mr. Harrison. I would sooner ssarry a
woman than such a coward."
I spoke with some beat, and he looked up
at mr excited face with his dry smile
"Will you marry mc. Miss Monroe?"
"Yes !" Mud 1.
And I did.
Wheceas. the people of said State did on the
2d of February, 1S05, by a large popular vote
the Constitution cf the United States. Ibis is
a grave and all important question. The in at
upon it cannot be avoided. It should be placed
fairly and squarely before the feoplc. The
failure to take ground upon so important ami '
ajl. absorbing a qocUun must be attributed j
either to a desire to avoid the issue or as a de- 1
elaration of belief and policy against the adep- '
tion of the amendment. Being mjself earnestly
and decidedly in lav or ol tbe adoption of the ;
amendment by the Slates, I cannot go into an
organization that would zmoiher it by avoiding
its discussion. !
I mut add that no man is mole desirous than 1
I am to attain the entire restoration cf the
American Union, with ite practical workings in ,
more perfect harmony an-I concord thn ever, 1
and the surety, as fir at mortal affairs can K
made sure, of endless iwrrctuitv in tLe future.
Tbe blessings to flow fioia such a Union ate
countless and Inestimable, but such a union con
sistent within list If, Ei.iiutait.c.1 by the univer
sal consent ef all classes aid sections and laugh
ing to scorn loth the assaults of fots internal or
external and tbe ravages of time and change
will only be obtained by surnly retracting every
departure from or comprbinise itli the supreme
and general idea fundamental to the American
worth, which, in this case, is simply noM
ir.g. Tho two chief ideas of the writer.
that some awful revelations in reference to
Ilailroad matters, arc likely to follow a quar
rel between Governor Smith and Judge Po
land, and that the latter is likely to "go in
to the Philadelphia Conv ntion, heart and
soul," are sheer absurdities'. There will lie
no "Chancery ventilation," even if there
be a coolness between the two distinguished
gentlemen mentioned, of which we know
nothing; and that JuJc Poland can, in any
cafe, have anything to do with the Phila
delphia Cenvcntijn, or is inclined to favor
it, is too alisurd for notice.
The dimnerats would very well to
keep the controversy among the republican
thoroughly stirred up ; but tan . r.Iy ex.-itc
a laugh by such ridiculous sutcnuuts
The I!HtiK-ir i.v tiik Cabinet. Attorney
Constitution, lint cenenl ilea consists 101 d'cru-ml Str.I ..,... il -!,...: t. ,.t vt
l.-:ar..f .1... 1 i-.l . t.. e I
wi luc vmiGt iiueny suu cfuaiiiy ui iu tu-
Kind under tbe law. Such anil luch only can
be the Union, tbe nationality, that will rut in
adopt and ratily a constitution republican in I farm the magniSeeut and lofiy dreams cf the
tbria. ailil tiS invuttlatant tr.lt M...ti(ni;.n f A iitf-iAfi mtiln..i.l ..;...! -.l f..lt;il In fl.n
said 1, "
said be, astonished.
It was a queer place for a proposal, was
it no; ? But my husband is not like other
men. lie always has his tcits bmt him .'
II ere I had finished ; bnt my husband,
reading what 1 had written, made this com
ment ; " W bich few men do wnen they pop
the question, my dear, nicJtt trior?"
fiwm, and not inconsistent with tbe constitution
and laws of the United States, whereby slavery
was abolished ami the ordinance and laws of
seeession and dews contacted under tbe same
were declared void, and
U'hexeu, a State government has been or
ganised under said constitution, which has rati
fied the amendment to tbe constitution of the
United States abolishing slavery, anil also the
amendment proposed by tbe Thirty-ninth Con
Wiieaius. tbe tody of the jieople of Tennes
see have by proper spirit of obedience shown to
the saliefaeikm of the Congress of the United
States, a return cf said Stale to due allezianep
to tbe scverumeat and laws of tlx- Unitwl Stti:
lltuilct'l. That the State of Tennessee is here
by restored to her former political reliti-ms to
im union, aim again entitled to tie represented
"J oenaiors ana uepresentativis in Congress.
An amendment ottered by Mr. Summer,
providing that no denial of suffrage shall be
laade on account of color, was lost by a vote
of 4 to 34.
AU the Tennessee member elected, it is
said will take the test oath. Five were
chosen as Union men Col. Taylor, Horace
Maynard, Col. Stokes, S. M. Aruell and Col.
Hawkins ; and three as Democrats Elmond
Cooir, John W. Lu ftaich, ami ex-Uov.
Campbell. The Senators elect arc Judge
Fowler, a Republican, and Judge Patterson,
a sou-io-law and supporter if the President.
The Parsoua Nesdle Uck. The nnlook-
ed for and. so to stxak. brutal encrev of the
Prussians 1- the commencemint ol tbe cam- will follow the
ttaign. united to tl.eir superior Ere-arme,
have dune tbe work. Tbe Bmneror Napo
leon is furieme with bis officers fur having
refused as useless tbe breach-loading guns.
If it had been France instead of Austria
which was in war with Prussia, France, like
Austria, would have been beaten. The very
thought makes the hair stand on His Majes
ty's bead, and well it may. The order has
already been given to furnish the French
army with these guns with tlie greatest pos
sible rapidity It may now even be too
late, lor the French workman do their work
so well, and they carry new ideas into exe
cution so slowly, that the question ol the
I'binc may yet be decided against France,
and all on account of these guns.
A friend furnishes mc tbe following de
scription of the needle-gun, whieh be asserts
is not superior to the American brcavh-Iusd-ers:
,rhis arm, already adopted in the
Prussian army, is a carbine or needle-gun,
tbat is to eay, a central-firiog gun,
loaded from the breach, on a system similar
to thai of the guns which arc beginning to
be useel by our great amateurs ol the chase.
The cartridge is placed in the chamfer with
the rapidity which is required to discbaige
the gun of Ijefauehex. and all other pieces
iu which tbe barrel is diecnarged or die
placed by a simple movement. This barrel
receives its charge and is n stored to its
place in a few seconds. The firing, in place
of lieing determined by tbe employment ol
a cap, as in our lire-arms, is jiroduoed by
the contact of a needle with pushes against
an explosive loaenge, cap or priming placed
lietween the charge and the ball. The firing
then is central, interior and instantaneous.
Hie powder taking its full force of expan
sion at a time, the charge may be less con
siderable ; the piece being rined, the preci
sion i? much greater. Thi portable fire
arm being light does not fatigue the soldier,
and lieing loaded by the breech and the
priming being attached to the cartridge, the
discharge may succeed each other in as ra
pid succession as those fired Irom a revolver.
Such is tho murderous weapon wbich has
excited to much ridicule in so many military
circles in Europe, and of which Prussia is
making such terrible use to day to her own
aggrandizement." Paris Correspondence of
the iV. Y. Times.
The Philadelphia Com eat Inn.
Among the New York delegates to tbe
Philadelphia Convention are Fernando Wood,
James Brooks, Washington Hunt and Mich
The Democrats of Ohio have endorsed the
call for tho Convention at Philadelphia, and
called upon the Congressional districts to
The Rebels of Louisiana have taken the
same position, and hare chosen their repre
sentatives, among whom are named the Con
federate General Dick Taylor, Duncan Mc
Itea, and other traitor leaders.
Stephens. Johnson and Hill, tbe delegates
at large from Georgia, are unpardoned
Tlie Philadelphia i're.i says the lortbcom
iog convention in that city, will be the third
rebel invasion of Pennsylvania. The fate
of the two ptcvMM attempts, indicates what
American continental mind and fulfill in the
future the Liglnst efforts of the present and
frtst. It is not tLe vague dttusioit. tbat tbe
right s of the States need dctonng. T.ie A mer
ican theory culminates properly in the sacred
ue of the rif hi of inlividuals of ea-h single
individual. Ilia afte r all is a hit Washington
carred out with tbe sword and Jefferson filter
ing it thro' his subtle an.: clear mind drew up
and put on recuid with the j.eu.
It is well known tbat in Ibe practical and
logical history of tbe United States, the only
uerciriures or compromi&es or tbe kind altuilol
to have been those in the interest of slavery and
its manifold incidents. I do not, of course,
pr pose to go over tbe thoasand times told tale
of the st six years; to-dy slavery, as a con
fessed legality, is as we Ml know, no more; but
some ol the most important of its incidents or
compromises still remain, blots and incongrui
ties ujen tbe law. Vt bat equitable reason can
be given wbj these iucident-H aUo should not be
erased ? " Tims was when t ' - brains were out
the man would die," but nj we see the limbs
demanding to live and move as if the nervous
centre still existed. The persistent attempt to
kep io the Constitution tbe rule of an unrejuil
and unfair basis of representation is perilous to
tbe future peace of tbe country and will surely
cause a chancg sentc of injustice as long as it
continues. Furthermore, the high mission of
the Union irty, as avowed in tbe ISalinaorc
Convention to extirpate slavery inciuJea tbe
removal of all tbe hateful ami anti-popular ex
creeeuoes engrafted by tbat institution for its
own selnsb aggraadizeiaent upon our tree na
tional lane and policy. That high mission and
obligation cannot be accomplished until all
whieh slavery lias so engrafted is cut oat, for
until then slaverv m nut nurntnl. I'i
sympathiiiag with the men who look to a law of
equal representation as tbe only gaanatee both
for popular ngbts aad popuUr acquieeenee. I
weaild ftcl myself out of place in a patty thit
favors a basis of representation rivinir rawliar
and unrighteous advantage to a portion of the
body politic, to the detriment and ilissatufaction
of Ibe stole.
Uniting tith you and all aood men in the
soul-felt desire that peace, nrosneritv. auel that
amicable brotherhood, whieh is more than anr
noHly prosperity, may soon travail aad aaa-
tmue unbroken through our beloved country,
former enmities die out and be forever lot,
and that all over the broad elomam of America
eqesl laws sbtU protest inl rights to sll nun.
I have tbe heuaor to subscribe myself,
Vottr obedtent servant,
Hiiirersitr of Vermont and State Agri
ELECTION OF A PRESIDENT.
Tbe Auburn (N.V.) a and AJcrrttstr,
tlie "borne organ" of Mr Seward, does not
uppor t the Secretary in his present position
stall. It speaks of tbe proposed Philadel
phia (.'00 rent ion with bitter contempt, ex
claiming : "Composed of Northern and
Southern Rebel , what a reliable body that
Convention will be to jiromoie the prosperity
of the Nation and tbe harmony of opposing
('cncral Dix favors the Convention, and
says in s published letter, that he will do all
in his power to carry out its objects.
Attorney (icaeral Speed's Letter.
Tbe letter of the late Attorney General
Speed to Messrs. Ooolittle and Ilandsl is
well worth a icrussl :
WasnisoTo.v, D. C, July 11, 1866.
To lion. J. It. DooliUU, Chairman, e.:
Sir : I have the honor to acknowledge the
Faeuionaulx Fiockes. Ijist evening wc
had the first 'hop"ol our season. The pre
vailing impression on my mind, as I watched
tho mysterious jand not ungraceful figures
murdered by the fashionably-clad persons on
tbe floor, was tbat the young men of this
place nre not Italeighs in grace or Sydneys
in courtesy, and that most of the young wo
men are temporarily or permanently deform
ed. Here is a mir whirling by in the waltz
The girl is naturally handsome. Her face is
bright, her eyes clear an 1 expressive, her
head fairly shaped, and her form full, round
ed and yielding. ISut she has compressed
her waist until it is not more than two
thirds ol iu natural size ; her shoulders arc
lorctd upward until they arc angular, high,
and spreading ; her back is as stiff and as
ungraceful and as flat as a shingle, and she
flounders through the waltz by main force,
her skirts robbed of flowing lines by ungain
ly hoops, end thrown hither and thither
about tne bewildered legs of her partner and
against the other waltzers until tho inspirit
ing moyemcnts ol the music sccin like mock
ery and the waltz a dance of savages mcare.
ble of receiving its guidance or suggestion.
A still worse figure is presented Ly a ptie
girl whose tiny silk jacket is rudely cau-ht
up almost between her shoulder In The
clutch of an awkward partner, while a wil
derness ol skirt swings over something less
than an acre of the floor about them. As
one sees tbe dwarfed and degraded waists,
and thinks of the terrible experiences that
are clasped within those inexorable zones
for the mothers and children as well of the
coming days, one is not tempted any more
on moral than on diathetic grounds to admire
the foolish and wicked fashion. Slmron
Springs Cor. Broollyn Union.
receipt of ycur note of the 19th iost. , with a
printed copy of a call fer a National Union Con
vention, to be held at l'hiadelphia on the
1 1th day of August next, i ou request, in c
tbe call and tbe principles enunciated m it meet
my approval, tbat I reply at my earliest eonve
uience. This language would seem to imply
that no answer is desired if I do not approve the
call ami principles avowed it; iu other words
that a failure to reply may I interpreted as a
disajip roval, not only of the call but of each
and all of the principles announced in it. This
is a position in which I am unwilling to be
placed, when I approve of many ol the princi
ples set forth in the call and yet do not approve
01 ine can uecii.
I will briefly state my reasons, first premisinc
that I do not recognize the very respectable
gentlemen wno nave mane line call as tbe ac
knowledged organs of the great Unicn party of
tne countrv. since the outbreak or the terrific
straggle from which the country has now
emerged wc have bad a National Union party
that has exhibited more devotion, made greater
sacnuccs ana manifested more unselfish patriot
ism than any party ever did previously in the
history 01 the world. that party is still in
-leing, with its organization intact and its organs
unown, anu as mat piny, ny its tilth, its doc
trines, and its exertions, his, in the face of the
prophecies of half tbe new and all the olJ world.
saved the government anil the tenublican insti
tutions of our common country from demoral
ization, and indeed from utter ruin, by vindi
cating at all bazird the primordial theory of the
eternal indissoluble Unicn of the States, throuzh
which only can a particle of the theory ef State
rights ever 1 maintained and earned out, it
would appear to me to be etil! the only, or at
any rate the most tfk-ctual means, as far as a
party can do it, for finally adjusting all tbe re
maining minor and unsettled matters of rceon-
structtcn consistently with tho requirements of
tbe theory mentioned.
This party is the same to-day as it was in the
days ol its trial; the came party now as when,
but a few short months ago, it elected Lincoln
and Johnson, and the majority of the present
Congress, and as I acted with it then for para
mount reasons, my scrse of duty demands that
I remain and act with it now.
The pith and marrow of the present call, I
should say, tends toward a convention to form a
party for sustaining not the government entire
" as has been the mission of the Union party"
but a department of the government; and
here I must take the liberty of adding that I
can hardly conceive of any sadder spectacle un
der tbe crisis of present circumstances than that
of the tried Union party of the country becom
ing disloyal and broken up by divisions, or that
ot one branch of government of the country
taking an isolated position upon questions ol
deep and common interest and placing itself in
hostile conflict with a co-ordinate department.
For thise and other reasons which might be
mentioned, I cannot join the call for the conven
tion in Philadelphia. I have said that many cf
tbe pnnctples stated in the. call are in my view
unobjectionable I will sot atop to criticize
those which are cbjectionabl;, but content my
self with stating that the call tails to take any
notice of one of the great issues now before the
We are glad to announce that the nego
tiations which bare been in progress for
some weeks between tbe corporation of tbe
University and Prof. J ins B. Ancxll. of
Providemce R. I., m nlerenee to the Presi
dency of the Institution, have reached a fa
vorable conclusion. The eororation at an
adjourned meeting held last evening, unani
mously elected Prof. Angell, President. It
is understood that be will accept the
position and enter on its duties without de
lay. The corporation and friends of tbe
University are to he congratulated on so
ii'picious a termination '! a long period of
suspense, and anxious care. Mr. Angell is
a young man, in the prime of life ; a gentle
man of high scholarly attainments and oul
ture gained in the schools of this country
and in Europe ; and with seven years' expe
rience in the Iloird of Instruction ot Drown
I'uivtTMly an iu. titution whose reputation
for higb scholars! ip is a guaranty of his at
tainments aud capacity, and of which he
was a most acceptable and efficient officer.
He adds to saich high reiuUtioi as a scholar
and experience as an instructor, :i wide ac
quaintance with men and affairs gained in
tbe responsible position, which he has ocra
pied for several yearn, as editor in chief of
the Prmdtncc Journal, one of the ablest,
soundest and best papers in New England or
in the Union. He is a man of high chris
tian character ; of uncommon ci pen live
ability; of courteous and easy presence;
and a revly and graceful speaker.
He is one who.vvhile in full sympathy with
the past spirit and proud traditions of the
University, appreciates also most fully the
demands presented by the now relations of
the Institution, and the growing call for
increased attention to the practical sciences.
With such a man at its head ; with en
larged means, to be further and largely in
creased without delay, by the subscription
which has been only waiting for a President
to move along with vigor and success ; with
added departments and facilities, adapted to
the wants of the times, wc ecu a brilliant
future opening before the University of Ver
mont ind State Agricultural College and
we nny pledge to its new President tho
heartiest support and co-operation of all
who have its welfare at heart.
Sesatob EnMoxn". Wc are permitted to ssv
tbat the Burlington Timet aul CaltJonian
have used tbe name of Senator Edmunds, in
respect to Mr. Mcrnll's action on the Collector
ship, witboat authority and without truth. We
aJJ, more comprehensively, that Senator Ed
munds does not hold himself respon'ible for Ihe
Burlington Timet. H'u7on'i Journal.
Wc arc glad that lomc one is ruthorized
to ereak to come extent, and to such pur
pose, for Mr. EdmunJs Wc have not a
particle of doubt ,tlat the use of bis name
by Mr. Pohnd's fiienels generally in this
quarter, has been wholly without Mr. Ed
mund's authority or approval. His deter
mination is fixed, to hold himself aloof Irom
all combinations, and to be a urtv la nn
trades. Standing thus on his own merits,
bis eminent abilities, fitness for the position,
and personal jiopulanty will secure his
day, the fullowing Klter :
Attorxki CESiKaL timet:, )
Washington, July 10, lrC6. )
To the President:
Sir 1 hereby nsign to you tbe ones tf At
torney General ef tbe United States, lit grod
enougn, sir, la accept ay thaaks Mr the kind
ness, consideration and ooafiJei.ee you have ever
I have the honor to be,
Sr. most respectfully.
(Siened) JAMES SPEED.
Tbe resignation was immediately accepted.
His successor has not yet been named. Mr.
Harlan's formal resignation luu not yet twin
tendered, and tbe indications are tbat
this, as well as Mr. Stanton's, mar bo some
Co.NoasioN.t. In tbe House on Wed
nesday, the Senate amendment to a number
of Homo bills were concurred in. among
them tbe bill to re-organize the Supreme
The revised tarifl hill was corviJered and
passed under the operation of tbe previous
question, by a large majority.
A joint resolution tbat a final adjournment
take place on Monday next, was lost, SO
against 50, the sjieakrr voting nay, and then
a resolution fixing the -5th inst., as tbe day
of adjournment, was passed, yeas 7S,
The Rousscau-Grinntllcase was settled by
the rejection of the resolutun lor tbe expul
sion of Rousseau, which bad a majority vote,
(standing 72 to -19,) but not the two-thirds
necessary to pass it, ami by tbe subsequent
passage of the resolution, to reprimand Mr.
Koussesu for his violation of the rights and
privilege of tbe House. It is said that
I too -H-ao will resign.
In the Senate on Thursday, Senator Wil
son ol Massai-husetts, ruse to a personal ex
planation. In his remarks on the tarifl re
cently he was understood as saying that Mr.
Morrill of Vermont, had put upon him, by
the vote of tbe Iio.ite , an increased duty on
irem and wool. lie meant to say iron and
coal, and wishes to correct tbe slip of the
tongue, as it had given rice to some controversy.
do whatever duty is assigned me, humbly, and
to the best of my ability.
Addnssing the graduates, be said :
Unfortunately I was net so favored as you
in my youth; and I regret now and shall re
gret to the end of my life that I was compelled
to pick up whit little knowledge I possess by
grasping it through brambles, and pricking my
hands pretty sharply too.
My young Iriends, I remember that twenty
six years ago I stood as you do now about to go
forth to do whatever fell to my share. At that
time I was told in plain English not in Latin
that I had finished my studies and was qualified
in natural philosophy, chemistry, mathematics,
and so forth; and to prove that I was
so qualified, I was sect down to Florida to catch
Indians. I did not see the logic of it at that
time, nor do I now; bat I hid to go and didgo.
I finally brought up in Charleston. South Caro
lina, and while in that section I wandered
through the marshes of the Santee and the
Edisto, and obtained a knowledge that afterward
became cf value to the nation.
At a later period I wis providentially, as it
would eeem, sent to laVe testimony about some
ixci caudles and Lridlcs. value no'hinis: nsisr-
theltss these lost saddles and bridles led me to
a region, a knowledge of which afterward
proved to be of great importance to you here in
new Hampshire, and to the whole civilized
world. I went to Altoona, to Chattanoogi and
i ueneiouie. on the ienncssee nver, and I
think that in the short period I was there. I
gained knowledge which paid tbe government
oock an they paid me far transportion ten times
over. The .Mexican war broke upon 03 and I
was sent to California, where, following the
esae wandering propentities, I saw the discov
ery of the first piece of gold and watched its
ect upon the whole world. I will say that it
seems 10 me there is a l'rovidencc running
through the affairs of men. I doubt very much
whether, if that little piece of gold had not
been discovered in California, this nation, glo
rious in us present attitude, could have grappled
with the terrible financial problems which were
woraeu cut during the war. Ithaj Lerna short
war to the world at large, bnt long enough it
was 10 us uunng those dark days or its early and
middle period. Xow I feel almost as though I
was snceping aside a simple veil when I speak
of three years ago. But that is now in the past.
History takes cl.aree of it. You will see that
in the progress of the war able men rose up one
by one. You may consider, ycung men, what
were the characters of those men whom the war
developed. Just as yours are. Look at Gen.
Grant (great applause) -a modest, plain,
bold, brave, unflinching gentleman, with the
simple idea of doing what was risht. and lettinz
no man turn him aside from it (renewed ap
plause). Look at Gcorre Thomas. A more
modest gentleman exists not on earth (applause. 1
Were he present, you could not cet him to slant!
up here. Phil. Sheridan would infinitely rather,
sabre in hand, ride down the rebel lines than
enter this room. (Liughter.) Gen. MeaJe is
a gentleman and an accomplished scholar. I
think he would fill this place far better than I
can. Thus you sec that in militarv life men
have risen to tbe highest minence, and stand
there now, who not only are not, but do cot
pretend to be more thin you may become. From
this I wish you to derive the signle lesson and
it is a better lesson, I believe, than you can leirn
Irom these hand-books that anr vonn? rain of
honesty of purpose and ordinary intellect can
master every problem of life lb it is brought be
fore him, if be goes at it with the purpose and
determination to master it.
Thirty-Ninth Congress First Session.
WasnixcTOS, July 20.
StxxTE. Mr. Fessendtn of the Finance Com
mittee, reported the tariff bill passed by the
House on Wednesday, with two amendments.
Mr. Edmunds introduced a bill to prevent
courts from being used as means for the perse
cation of loyal citizens, and referred to the Ju
Hocsc The House considered the ioint res
olution for the admission of Tennessee.
Mr Boutwell opposed the admission of Tennes
see without enfranchising the freedmen.
The vote was taken, and stood, jea-s 1-o.navs
There was considerable laughter on all sides
when Mr. Stevens voted aje. The result was
greeted with ereat applause both cn the floor and
in the galleries.
Mr Stevens moved that when Congress adjourn
it aJjourn to meet again on Saturday, the first
day of December next, unless sooner called by
the President, or by a joint call of the presiding
officers of both Houses. Mr. Stevens said bis
object was to so fix it that by so adjourning
Congress can control the action cr the Presi
dent. By vote of 02 to 51, the House decided to en
tertain the resolution, refused to table, it and
finally rejected it 18 to 75 and adiourncJ.
DlatOCKATIC CoCNTY COS VIMIOX. The
convention at Essex Junction, on Thursday,
organized with Dr. L. C. Butler, of Essex,
as chairman, and Frank D. Hoy t of Burling
ton, as secretary.
On motion ol B. B. Smallcy, of Burling
ton, a nominating commute of one from
each town was appointed. A committee of
five on resolutions was also appointed, II. B.
Smith, of Milton, chairman, and the follow
log nominations were made :
Senators, Morillo Xoycs. Burlington;
I. C. Butler, Essex ; Dan. GiJdingx, West-ford.
Assistant JuJyts. Samuel Dcavitt, Bol
ton; Philander Marrs Milton.
States Attorney. 11. B. Smallcv. Burling
ton. Shtriff. T. B. Hinkson, Bolton.
Jligh SaililT. Julius H.Ransom. .Rich
Judae of Prolate. Calvin Blivlptt. Ttur.
I'nlversity of Vermoul nud State
i-aoouaiXE or Till exxrciseb co.vxectid with
THE SlXTr-IECOM) COHKEXCXarXXT.
LoMHEsesoNaL. In tbe Houe on Friday,
Mr. Spaalding called up the rcn.lution to re
primand (Jca. Roasrau
Gen. R.wau made a statement to the
House in which he was constantly interrupt
ed by calls to " order." He finally sent to
the desk aad had rend a copy ol hi letter
of resignation to the Governor ol Kentucky.
Gen. Russrau having betn called up to
receive bis reprimand, the speaker addressed
bim as follows :
" General Rosecau, The House of Repre
sentatives have doeUre.il you guilty ot 11
violation of its rights arid privileges in a
premeditated personal assault upon a mem
ber for words sjoken in debate. This con
demnation tbey hare placed on their journal,
and have oidcrcd tltat you shall be pobhely
reprimanded by the Speaker at lbs bar of
the House. Mo words ol mine can add to
the force of this order, in obedience to
which I now pronounce upon vou its repri
Gtn. Rosscau bowed and retired.
Mr. Conkling offered the following resolu
tion as a motion of privilege :
Retolred, By the Hemic of rtrnrssntatives.
the Senate concurrinc, that tlie President of tbe
Senate and Speaker of the House of Renreseat-
alms on the day of at o'clock, do
adjourn their respective houses until Tuesday
the 2d day of October. 1866. and that on that
day, unless it be otherwise agreed by tbe two
bouses, they further adiourn their rtsmlis
houwi until Saturelay the first day of December,
Agreed to, 50 to 51.
A bill was passed tbat tbe Secretary of
iur iransitr an rcuci nags oaptuicd by vol
untcers to the States to which tlie
The Boston Post has n correspondent in
Montpclicr who dilates largely on Vermont
politics, and whose efforts have attracted
some notice chiefly from their foolishness.
Wc copy a portion of a recent letter, to sat
isfy the cnrioity of sonic of our renders, most
Vermont In the Plilliiilclpliiti ('(invention
A call is out for .1 State Convention at
Windsor on the 25th inst., to a point dele.
gates to the National Johnson Convention.
It appears appropriately in the John Cain's
RutlandCaiuricr. and in the Burlington Sin-
Unci. The latter says that it is signed "by
many will known Democrats and conserva
tive Republicans of Vermunt." Who tho
latter arc does not appc-ar. The list of sixty
signers appended to the call contains the
names of Hiram Atkins. John Cain, L S
Partridge, E. J. Phelps, Morillo Noycs, B.
B. Smalley, I). C. I.inlcy, W. II. Hoyt.
Saul Bishop. A. J. .Merrill. II. B. Smith,
R. W. Clasc, G. W. Bcckwith, C. Blodgctt,
W. H. Brink, and many other well known
Democrats, and opponents of the war ; but
II R. Bcard-Icy of St. Albans, is the only
one, known as a republican, that
wc recognize in the list. Will the
Siiitincl inform us who the other "con
scrvativc Republicans" are that propose to
go into council with Cain, Atkins. Partridge
i Co., for the break up of the Republican
Union party. Let us have their names.
Ges. SuEKiMx at Dartmouth College.
At the close of the Commencement exercises
at Dartmouth on Thursday, the degree of
LIj. D., was conferred on Gen. Sherman.
Tho general was then introduced to the
audience by President Smith, who remarked
that the General's progrcM through New
England has been in some res tccts mere
remarkable than even bis famous " march
to the sea coast." He covered then a track
of forty milts, but now he had taken pos
session, not of forty miles only, but of the
whole breadth of the land.
In reply Gen Sherman said :
It is beyond my power, or that ef any other
living creature, to fill one-half the picture that
has been drawn of me. I fear you are re-acting
whit was done so often in the early part ot our
war lifting men up far above their aLiliiiss
and letting them down pretty hard. Liughter
and applause. I Nevertheless in this case, as in
tbe former part of my life. I will endeavor to
The several public exercises will be in tbe
White Street Congregational Church.
1. Saturday, July 2Sth, S P. M. Mecf
ing of the Phi Beta Kappa in Institute
2. Sunday, 29th. 3 P. M. Baccalaureate
Sermon by Prof. M. H. Bcckua.
3. 71 P. M. Celebration of Society for
Religious Inquiry. Address by Rev. W. B.
Snuen, D. D., of Albany.
J. Tuesday, 31st. S4 A.M. Annual meet
ing of Phi Beta Ksppa atilnstitute HalL
5. 10J A. M. Celebration of tho Asso-
ebtto Alumni. Address (to be provided for.)
Poem by J. S. D. Tavlob, Esq., of St.
0. 2 P. M. Celebration of Phi Beta Kap
pa Address by Rev. Leonard Bacon, D.D.
of New Haven, Conn.
7. 74 P. M. Junior Exhibition.
Arc. 1. CoiivENCiitENT Dar.
S. c'J A. M. Meeting of Alumni at In
Procession from College at 10 A. M.
9. 101 A. M. Commencement Exercises.
10. At close of Exercises, Inauguration
of Prof. James B. Angell, as President of
the University and State Agricultural Col
lege. College Levee at the public rooms of the
University, at S P. M.
As this Commencement is to be one of
great interest to the University, it is
hojd tbat there will be a largo gathering
of its Alumni and friends. The Railroad
and Steamboat Companies offer transporta
tion to and from Burlington for fare ono
way to all Alumni and others coming cx
preesly to attend Commencement.
Protection or I)raL ProrLx. Judge Po
land introduced on Friday, an important bill
to prevent courts being used as instruments
of persecution npinst loyal persons, which
was referred to the Committco on Judiciary.
It provides that in any action cf tort to per
son or property between April 13, 1SGT, and
July 1, 1SG5, it shall be lawful for tbe de
fendant to plead in bar of said action, first,
tbat at the time when the wrong wa9 com
mitted the plaintifT was disloyal to the Gov
ernment of the United States ; second, tbat
the plaintid was engaged in insurrection
against the Government of the Unitad States;
third, that the plaintiff aided, comforted and
sympathized with insurrection and rebellion
agaiu-t the Government of the United States;
fourth, tbat tho plaintiff has applied for. or
obtained from the President, a pardon, re
lieving him from the penalties of trcasjn.
The establishment of one of these points
shall be a sufficient defense.
CoyvEN cedent. Faek one wat. Ar
rangements have been made with the Vt.
Central and Rutland & Burlington Railroads I signed,
Gin. SnntsiAN in Bcrungton. Major
General W. T. Sherman, passed through hero
Jriday cvtmng, on his way to Canada. Ilia
trip across tho State from Hanover, jester
day, was marked by the demonstrations
which have everywhere during hu journey
shown the willingness of the people to hon
or their heroes. At almost every station be
was greeted with cheers, and at South Roy
alton. Nortbfield. Moritpelicr and Water
bury, there were large gatherings of the cit
izens who welcomed bim with hearty greetings.
He was accompanied by Governor Smyth
or New Hampshire, General Kirby Smith,
Judge Sherman of Ohio, and ancphewand
two nieces or the General, Hon. Onslow
Stearns of Concord, N. II., Gen. P. P. Pit
kin, and others. Governor Dillingham joined
the party at Watcrbury, and accompanied
them to Burlington. At Essex Junction,
the members ot the Democratic County Con
vention were introduced to and shook hands
with the Gcnctal.
In this city, an immense crowd of our cit
izens collected at the Central Depot. A sa
lute of 13 guns was fired by Cant. Wm.
Brinsmaid, from a brass Napoleon on the Bat
tery, as the train arrived and tremendous
cheering greeted the Hero of Atlanta, as he
left the Vt. Central Director's Car, which had
been appropriated for the use of the party.
He hastened at once to the steamer United
States, Capt. Andersen, which was lying at
tbe wharf, followed by the multitude, who
ol course clamored loudly for a speech. In
response to pcreistent calls, Gen. Sherman
(who is a younger and better looking man
than most of his pictures represent him to
le) appeared on the promenade deck, and
declining to make a " speech." addressed a
few familiar words to the crowd, thanking
them lor the reception giTen him, saying
tbat it was best for men in his position not
to do too much talking, and tbat by saying
nothing he should be sure to avoid nnwtse
speeches. All was now well with the
Country and he hoped it would remain so.
If tho Vermonters would take care of Lake
Champlain, he would look after tbe Missis
sippi ; and if he could ever do anything for
the people of Vermont, they would hare
only to call on him.
With such pleasant remarkr, he bowed
his farewell and. went below, followed by
abundant cheering and applause. A number
ot our citizens accompanied him as far as
Plattsburgh, where he had a hearty greet
ing. The General goes to Montreal and
Quebec and thence home by way of Niagara.
U.MVXRSITT OF VERMONT AND SlATS A.G1I-
ccltcral College. At the late meeting of
the Corporation of the University of Ver
mont and State Agricultural College, Hon.
L. B. Englesby of this city, President of the
Associate Alumni, was elected a member of
the Board of Corporators, in place of Hon.
Worthingtou C. Smith, of St. Albans, re-
and the Champlain Transportation Co. by
which persons desiring to attend Commence
ment Exercises can come and return for fare
oneway. Persons travelling over the Rut
land Burlington Road will receive return
hecks from the conductors. Those coming
fcy the Vt. Central or Steamboats will report
to the Secretary of the Alumni, who will
famish return tickets to all bona fide attend'
ants upon Commencement
full fare in coming.
Ccstom House Sale. A family carriage
seized by the U. S. revenue officers at St,
Albans for under valuation was sold jestcr
day to Charles Miller of the "American
Hotel" for $101.
Tm Commercial College. The firm name
ef this Institute has just changed from
Bryant, Stratton & Hoyt to Bryant, Strat
ton Chambcrlin. Mr. J. S. CiiAMnERU.v,
the resident principal, is a gentleman of in
telligence and energy ,and having had exper
ience as the founder and principal or the
Trenton. N. J. Business College, wc have no
doubt the Burlington institution will gain in
prosperity under his able direction.
Drowned. On Wednesday of last week
while the orphans of SL Joseph's Asylum
were spending the day in " Foot's Woods"
at a pic-nic, three of their number strayed
whn hi ;,t awaT ,0 the riTer witn the purpose of going
who have paid . The cIde6t f 1
liurns, a lad ot 12 years, was tbe first to
jump into the river, bidding tho other two
not to go in till be himscll bad first tried it,
saying that if any were to be drowned it
were better tbat only one of them should go
than all three should do so. Tbe water
where be went in was 12 feet deep, and
after his first plunge, he did not again ap
pear to his companions. Search was com
menced within half an hour after his disap
psarancc, and the river dragged for his body,
but to no purpose. On Friday and Satur
day guns were fired over the river during tho
day and evening, and on Sunday morning
the body of the boy was found by a fisher
man, floating on the surface of tbe water
some four or five miles from the spot where
he was drowned. A coroner's inquest was
held over the body, and it was immediately
interred, as tt was already a cood deal de-
Universitv or Vermont. The University
of Vermont and Sato Agricultural College
has made arrangements for three new pro
fessorships and added materially to the phil
osophical aparatus, the collection of natural
objects and other means of illustration. The
college nuw takes a new start by its union
with the Agricultural College, and stands
in the front rank of tbe institutions of
learning in the country, and Vermont may
well be proud of it. Bellows Falls Times.
Norwich Universiti-. The Woodstock
Standard quotes the remark ol the Windsor
Journal, that Norwich University better be
consolidated with the Agricultural College,
and adds :
We can Tery heartily second the suggestion,
even at the risk of being charged with favoring
other localities at the expense of our own coun
ty. It is manifestly for the best interest of the
Educational enterprise of the whole State as
well as every part of it .that this school, which,
excepting daring the war, has had at best but a
sickly life, should be consolidated with the Ver
mont University and Agricultural College, at
Burlington. Every element of strength which
can te merged in the latter it is the duty of the
friends of education to avail themselves of, and
too high an estimate can hardly be made of the
addition of Norwich University, if cheerfully
evueeucu ana accepiea in ine ngnt sptnt.
International Acriccltcral Society-.
Die Annual Fair J this Society will be held
on Tuesday and Wednesday, September 18tb
and 10th, 1SGG, on their Fair Ground at
Rouse's Point. N. Y.
Norwich Universitv. A recent an
nouncement intimates tbat the coming com
mencement will be the last holdcn at Nor
wich, and that the Institution is to be moved
to Nortbfield or Montnclier. Whv not mors
it to Burlington, and let its military depart- I composed as well as lacerated, probably by
mcnt bo absorbed in the agricultural college? the grappling books, it being perfectly nude.
aut.-iausu 01 ivuucaiion in Vermont, does
not call for the separate existence of Univer
sity. Windsor Journal.
Fire at Essex Jcnction. The wood-sbed
of tbe Vermont Central Railroad, at Essex
Junction, containing about 500 cords ot
wood, wasdestroyed by fire on the 18th.
Extra Pat. Congress has finally passed
We have not been surprised to see such
free-trade papers as the N. 1". Evening Post
and the N. Y. World engaged in this busi
ness of misrepresentation and small criti
cism, as they aro animated in their course
by a desire, in some way, to bring protec
tionists and their logic into disfavor with
tho people. But we were slightly astonish
ed the other day to find the Builineton
the act giving three months extra pay prop- Tmcx, in its zeal for Mr. Poland, copying
cr to all volunteer officers below the rank of Wltn "ident approval ono of these diatribes,
Brigadier Genera, who were in thcmilitary BTAeT
evoiiTj .uaicu ou, acoj, anu were uiscuarg- rade editorial Irom tho Post, condemnatory
Pleasant Scri-rue On Thursday eve
ning, tho 19th inet., the bouse of Mr. A. B.
Scavcr, principal or Maiden Lane School,
was taken possession of by aboat forty or
his pupils, whose object was soon mado
known by tbe presentation to Mr. Scavcr or
a handsome silver cake bastet, with boqoets
of beautiful flowers. The presentation was
made in a very neat address by Master
George W. Wales, accompanied with tinging
by tbe scholars. Mr. Seaver, taken
taken wholly by surprise, responded with
some appropriate remarks. The cost of tho
basket was $12 50. Mr. SeaTer is one of
the most experienced and capable teachers,
in Burhngtonnd it mutt be very gratifyiner
to bim to receive such a token of aprirccia-
tion 0! his labors.
cd after April 9th of the same year.
"Do you know who lam?" said an officer
to a fellow whom he had by the collar. "Not
exactly, bir," the fellow replied ; "but I
think you must be tbe malignant collarcr."
An Indiana exchange announces the mar
riage of Dr. Thomas N. Lyon and MissMollie
Lamb. In the light of millennial prophecy,
we may suppose tbat by and by "a little
child will lead them."
The very lively frequenters of the ja.'emj
In Paris have lately been discuising tbe mer
its of Mr. Banting and his anti-corpulcr.ee
"Uavo you seen Madame G ," asked
M. the other evening in a salon spirit-
uel. "Since she has embraced M. Banting's
religion she has diminished at least one
half." "Then ebc must be charming."
saidMdlle , with naivete. "Not at
all," said M "She looks like a ca
thedral that bos lost all its saints and pre
served all the niches from which they were
After submitting for a long time in silence
to having all sons or agricultural circulars
sent to bim through the mails, the editor of
the Bowling Green (ky.) Gazette breaks out
in this fashion : "Wc are no animal pro
pagist ; horeist we are not ; as a cowist wc
make no pretensions ; as a ebecpist we claim
no honors : but as a hosist we co in to a
very limited extent.'
Epigram on the bankruptcy of a person
named Homer :
"That Homer should a bankrupt be.
Is not to very Oddifye tee :
If it be true, as I'm instructed.
So III he had his books conducted."
Rogers the poet, wrote an epigram on a
talkative peer, which is applicable to a good
many members of Congress :
.They t it he has no heart ; but I deny it :
He has a heart and gets bis speeches by it"
S. To lend a bjeuck is to lose it and
borrowin's but n hypocritical pretence for
etcalin' and should be punished wi death.
T Without benefit ol clergy.
S True indeed, sir r a clergyman cou'd be
of nac benefit to tic an injustifiod sinner.
of Mr. Morrill and the tariff, interspersed
witn rcmarxs Dy tne editor ot the Tunes,
into a free-trade, anti-tariff political sand
wich lor the delectation of its readers. Wo
know tho Times finds it difficult to discover
in any but free-trade papers outof the State
any condemnation or criticism of Mr. Mor
rill s course in Congress, and this may fur
nish a sort of an apology for its copying
from the Post ; but will it be good enough
hereafter, when using the Post's arguments,
to explain that tbev aro tho arguments of a
free-trader who believes Mr. Morrill is more
than any man responsible for the rrotective
character ot our present tariff? If it will
do this and it ought to in common fair
ness it would really be doing Mr. MorrtU
a service, inasmuch as the people of this
State would understand that the statesman
whom free-traders hate, is the statcsmin of
all others whom Vermont ought to keep in
ScN-sTROKEj Sixy t-scven cases of sunstroke
took place in New York Tuesday, 22 of thera
fatal. Twenty deaths from tbe beat occurr
ed in Baltimore that day.
Transportation erom toe Wist. Among
the resolutions passed on Monday in tho
House, was the following, offered by Mr.
Raymond in April last :
"Itetolred, That a commission of five per
sons be appointed by tbe President ef the Uni
ted States m consider and report to Congress at
its next session, on the necessity of some mors
speedy, cheap and reliable means of transporta
tion between the Western States aad the sea
board, and to submit some plan, whether by
lawor treaty, whereby tbe National Government
can aid in providing for said necessity, if it
hall be found to exist. Provided that said com-,
missiocera shall receive no compensation Cot their
services, and no payment of any kind except
for such traveling expenses as they may actual
ly incur in discharging the duty Imposed upoa
them by this resolution.
Big Job. One of the amendments to tht
Civil appropriation bill in the Senate, ap
propriates sixty thousand dollars for tbe
publication of tbe Medical Statistics of tba
Provost Marshal's Bureau, under the direc
tion of Surgeon J. 11. Baxter, of Vcratont