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THE BUKLINGTON, VT. FKEE PRESS. FRIDAY MORNING- JULY 27, 186G
CEO. V.4i . C. KENEDICT.
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UMO.V STATE TICKET
lr lieutenant Gortrnor :
A. 15. GARDNER,
JOHN A PAGE,
,R. is. Tarr. of Burlington.
'J.I.. Bitototv, of Shelbuni.
iR. II. Ijine, of Jerielio.
For Assistant Judges.
W. J. Ketkolm, of Milton.
Sirroui) Cour, of Riehuiond.
Far Judo of Prolate.
"T. E. Walis, of Burlington.
Far Stales Attorney.
' L.'B. Enclibbv, of Burlington.
N. B. Flaxagaj. of Burlington.
for High Iimhff.
0. F. Titto. ofcx.
The District Coin cut ion.
. - The lie publican Congressional Committee
for the 3dDirtrict have called a mass con
ventien to be bolden at Hyd.: Park on the
15tb ot August, for tl.e purpose of nominat
ing aieprcscntativc lrom this District to the
next Congress. The placo is not 60 con
.vcuunt of access as desirable. Wc tiust
ncvcrtLcle?, and especially as this is called
a: a nuts convention, (a mode which, as is
known, wo heartily disapprove) that there
may be a large attendance, not of partisans.
but of the people of the District ; and that
there may be full freedom of discussion and
the largest liberty of choice in the selection
ofa candidate. What names will be pre
sented Tor the consideration of the convention
we cannot toy to-day. "It is, however, un
derstood that the prtunt ireumbent, Mr.
J'ortus Baxter, will again be urged for a
rcuomination. This is quite contrary to the
statement which was current a while since,
and was understood to be authorized by Mr.
Baxter, that he did not desire to be again a
candidate ; but it is obviously the case.
Wc had hoped that Mr. Baxter would
have Wen content with the three election;
whicii have been accorded him by the people
of :tbi district. The people have dealt very
liberally by biin, and it is time that he
should yield the course to some one else.
Sorely the Third district is not so barren of
men of abiliiy and integrity, or Mr. Baxter
so conspicuous for those qualities, that bis
claims to a fourth nomination should enforce
Yc believe, furthermore, that those faniil-
iar with the position in which Mr. Baxter
stands, have considered it a measure of plain
prudci.ee on his part, quietly to withdraw,
and furnish no occasion for the revelations
concerning himself, which the attempt again
ti force him upon the republicans of this
district must inevitably compel.
Owing nothing to Mr. Baxter, wc still
certainly would do Lira no injustice, and
regard for the good name of the State and
party of which he is a representative, and
which roust suffer to some extent by his dis
grace, would now keep us silent if truth and
justice and a regard for the true interests of
the people of the district, would permit.
But it would be an inexcusable wrong to the
Icojdc to allow them to remain in ignorance
of the truo character and practices oT the
man who seeks to represent them in the
Congicto of the United States. Wc deem
it -our duty, then, for to-day, to say eo
much hs this: that it is freely asserted
by truthful and responsible gentlemen, in
positions to become acquainted with the
facts, that offices m this district for the last
few years, have been disr-jscd of lor the
personal and pecuniary gain of tliosc who
have had the chief control of government ap
pointments in the district, and that contri
butions upon salaries of subordinate officials
have been levied in the name of Mr. Baxter,
xand paid for his use and benefit. Wc
arc assured that cases of the kind are
susceptible of ready proof, and wc have seen
enough evidence to lead us to give full cre
dence to the statement.
Of course no man cajoLIcoftucb practices
can be a projer representative of the purity
which characterizes the people ol this State
and which ought to characterize its politics.
Experience is worth much in legisla
tion ; but when a man's experience i
employed in the building up of a dynaety of
oface-holders, and the adroit manipulation
of politics to the keeping of himself in place,
we had better take refuge in inexperience,
if we can thereby ta-cai-c venality and cor
ruption. Wc have no hesitation in saying,
that believing Mr. Baxter to be a
thoroucbly unsuitable rcrrctciitatire of tho
republican of this district, we cannot in any
contingency at the picscnt csccchablc by us
give him bur support.
Who ought to succeed bin, is another
The Woodstock Standard en-akin- of the
Rutland County Convention -says -
"The sentiment was ttmni-1-. r,-. i. r.:ir I
anl aresolotioaererelvcerinrin-tii,uA-t.1 ! so to others. We think the people need not hea
:.. 1 1 i " ucraia wr i T v. i a c.i r".
w-uk .uuiu utc uera adopted but for it
seerains harshness, and a belief by some, in its
impropriety. Its "litroJnctioa. howtver, has
done the Herald gr, as it more reasonable
In its diatribes o-. has pretty much omitted them
since the Convention."
Tbcatoreisc re-bash of what appeared
in the Bfjlingxn Free Press in relation to
our Co-jvcntion. Neither the editor of the
Free Tress nor tbc editor of tbe Standard
was here at the Convention. The Free Press
drew upon its imagination for its facts, and
the Standard draws on the Frre Press.
from the Rutland Herald
of a recent date, has fallen under our eyes
Tor the first time within a day or two. We
repel flatly thc.imputation of tbc Herald,
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.-v c.IUi w ra-ro ;
concerning the Convention and the state of ;
thc'Secatarial controversy in Rutland Conn- !
. , . lr . , , . . I
tj, was derived from truthful and well in-
formed citizens or that county, whose stand-
in and authority the Herald would not
in ana anwonty too Jteraia would not
JtuowiDgly venture ta impugn. And we find
rcsh confirmation ol their truth in all that
we learn from Rutland County and in the
coarse ol the Herald ittelf.
Uo lo the Convention, the Herald was
writing Judge Poland into the Senate with
the utinort activity and success. Mr. Mor
rill s friends in other counties were arro
gantly taken tu task, almost daily, for pre
suming to suggeft his name along side of its
candidate The Herald knew exactly what
wa what, and nobody else knew much of
anything about it. It told Mr. Morrill, in
suftftancc, that he must stay in the House
where he belonged, and that be couldn't go
to the Senate because the Herald wanted an-
other man there : and if it ever allowed for
a moment, that the United Sta tes Senate ever j
had or could have, so shining a light as Mr.
Poland, we did not happen to sec the admis
sion. A for Kutland County, there was not
tl.e slislitfft doubt about it. It was all Po
land. The Cum cut ion met, and to the dis
may r the Herald and the Rutland lawyers,
the friends of Mr. Morrill were in the decid
ed majority Having no organ or organiza
tiun, and coming together without consulta
tion, tlicy were ignorant ofthcir own strength.
Before the Convention closed, one man was
found, however, inde:ndcnt enough to pre
sent s resolution declaring that the Herald
did not repteecnt the sentiment of the Re
publicans of Rutland County. It was not
very savage in its terms ; but implied a sc
teriT rebuke than we ever knew to be ad
ministered by any County Convention to the
recEuizd county organ of the jarty. The
pcr.onal inUaenee of the Hon. John B. Page,
jintd to the feeling on the tart of some of
Mr. Morrill's friends, that it was rather
rough treatment for the Herald, secured a
vote to lay tho resolution on the tabic. Ear
lier in tho day, before a number of Morrill
men from the outside towns had left the hall,
it could Imc been passed. It came so near
passing, as it was. as to haTC its full effect.
The Herald has greatly modified its tone ; is
highly respectful to Mr. Morrill, and has
prudently abandoned all its confident pre
dictions of his defeat. Mr. Charles Sheldon,
the author of the resolution, a respected and
influential citizen of that county, in a com
munication published by the Herald just af
ter the convention, stated that Mr. Tuttle,
one of the proprietors of the Herald, ac
knowledged, after the clo?e of the Convcn
lion, tLat he "had no doubt there was at
this moment a majority of the people of the
county, who preferred the election of Mr.
Morrill,' coupled, howcTcr, with the asser
tion, that "events would develop a change
of sentiment in six weeks."
In another commuication on tho 19th inst
Mr. Sheldon says :
I am happy to say. that information volunta
rily famished me by rromintnt men from vari
ous parts of the country, satisfies me that there
is an unprecedented degree of unanimity, on
the part of the Kepublicans in favor of Mr. Mor
rill for the Senate, and this after the expiration
of three of the six weeks, that were to annihilate
This entirely coincides with intelligence
received by us. "Morrill stock is rising" with
great rapidity not only in the county but
in the town of Rutland. Mr. Morrill's
friends will apparently have the ower to
send a Momll man to the House' from Rut
land, and to drop any opposing or doubtful
name from the Senatorial ticket, and wc
judge from what wc hear that they will not
require much provocation to exercise it.
Tho Manchester Journal, hitherto silent
on the Senatorial question, comes, out rather
htc in the day, for Judge Poland. The
editor avows himself so ignorant of public
affairs, and of Mr. Morrill's record, as to be
unaware that Mr. Morrill has ever been
prominently associated with the inception,
discussion, or disposal of any measure not
connected with tie tariff, nc thinks further,
that "if Mr. Morrill h sent to the Senate,
the influence of Vermont in national aairs
will be greatly diminished ! !"
The Bradford Opinion, on theothcr hand,
whose editor has been claimed by the Cale
donian as a Poland man, takes ground strong
It for Mr. Morrill. It says :
"That Justin S. Morrill should be and shall be
the successor of the late Jacob Collaraer is the
growing temper of the people of Vermont and
the anxious desire of the people of the whole
county; and we believe nothing short of AlmiRh
ty power can prevent his election,
hecancnterthe Senate ch amber with
an influence that could not be attained by Judge
Poland short of years of similar service, if ever."
The Democrats of the 1st Congressional
District held their Convention at Middle
bury last week Tuesday and nominated for
Congress Samuel Wells, of Montpclier.
Gen. Isaac McDanicIs, of Rutland, and Geo.
M. Fisk, of Korthfield, were chosen dele
gates to the Philadelphia Convention
TLc Washington County Democratic Con
vcntion, which according to the Freeman
numbered four or six in the forenoon and
several in the afternoon," adopted a resolu
tion instructing ' the Democratic delegation
of Washington County" to vote for Timothy
P. Rcdficld for U. S. Senator. As the
" democratic delegation" of Washington
County consisted of one representative last
year, and will probably I no larger tb,
some moro voos will be needed to secure
Mr. RedEl d's election.
The District Convention in the Second
Congressional District, will be held at White
River Junction. August Tth. Anu,ng the
candidates named for the succession to Mr.
Morrill, arc Geiu 1'. T. Washburn, Hon.
Dudley C. Denison, Hon. Thomas E. Powers
cx-Gov. Holbrook. Hampden Cutts, Esq ,
B. D. Harris, Rsq., Geo. Howe, Esq., and
Hon. Abisbai Stoddard. There has been
some talk also, in view of the probable
withdrawal of Judge Poland from the Sen
atorial contest, of nominating him for Con
gress, in that Distnct.
CkiS. Sheldon, Evi., of Rutland, in a commu
nication to the Rutland Herald, states that Sen
ator Foot was for Mr. Morrill. We knew that
Senator Foot had so expressed himself to Mr.
Momllnd now it seems that he must hare done
tate to follow Jacob Collamer and Sclcmoa Foot
in preference for Mr. Morrill as Senator. Wal
Wc were not aware till within a day or
two, that the Poland men of Rutland Coun
ty had gone the length of attempting to use
on their side of the Senatorial question, the
honored name of Mr. Foot. Nothing could
be more unjust to his memory. More than
a year ago, Mr. Foot expressed to us his clear
conviction that Mr. Morrill was the fittest
man in Vermont to succeed Mr. Collamer in
tbc Senate, and we know that he held that
opinion to bis death. The portion of Mr. ;
Sheldon's letter alluded to by the Journal, is i
. r..n :
"The loved and honored nameof the late Sen-
ator Foot d?.gESi in ,0 1"S-t to tbe
arcument tor Mr. Poland when it is well
known that Mr. Foot was deeply anxious that
Ir- Morrill should be the successor of Judge
SU?r in the StMtt' n bw J,r- l
Morriu hia 4tt4jnrf Wghttt honors the
House, and that he was eminently fitted by his '
capacity and large experience to adorn the Ben- I
at. Did not Mr. Foot know ! Mr. Morrill has
by long years of unremitting industry, won the
highest honors in the House, and is it Dot a
laudable ambition to aspire to a new sphere in
which to win new honors ? The loss of the Tar
iff bill in the Senate, only but week, shows the
need of his eminent capacity in that sphere to
which I trust the people will call him."
TiNsrssn. The snirl about the lack of
a constitutional quorum in the Tennessee
Legislature, which wc do not very clearly
understand, it seems did not present the
final passage by both Houses of Congress
or the joint resolution for the admission or
the S tatc. The House on Monday, concurred,
92 to 2o, in the Senate's preamble and amend
mcnt, and the resolution has received the
signatures of the presiding officers of both
The process of Reconstruction has thus at
last actually begun. Arkansas will come in
next, and North Carolina and Florida will
follow in due season. And when so many
arc in, the rest will not bo likely to hang
CoxcitEssioxaL. In the Senate on Mon
day, Mr. Poland moved to take up the bank
Mr Sherman moved to lay Mr. Poland's
motion on the table ; agreed to, yeas 17,
In the House, Mr. Bingham introduced a
hill to provide for increased revenue from
imported wool. It consists of the wool sec
tion of the revised tariff bill passed by the
House and postponed in tho Senate, except
that the ad valorem duty is increased from
10 to 1' per cent, on raw wool, and on wool
en goods the specific duty is reduced from 50
to 40 cents per pound.
A resolution requesting the President to
urge on the Canadian authorities and also
on the British Govcrnmcnt,the release of the
Fenian prisoners recently captured in Cana
da, was adopted 102 yeas to 2 nays the
negative Totes being Jcncks of Rhode Island,
and Williams of I'cnn.
Mr. Spalding offered a resolution request
ing the President to cause the
prosecution instituted in the United States
courts asamst the Fenians to be discontinu
ed, if compatablc with the public interest.
A resolution was aCoptcd callinz on the
Secretary of the Treasury for the amount of
internal revenues paid oy crmont and Ken
tucky. sec&etary Stanton. The Washington
correspondent of the Rochester Democrat
says, apropos of the break up in the cabinet :
As for Secretin- Stanton, the general convic
tion is that the old war dog will stay in his de
partment just as long as he can. The President
and himself came to open rupture about the dis
posal of certain prisoners charged with murder
ing soldiers in South Carolina, then and now in
custody of Gen. Sickles. Stanton insisted upon
their retention in that form, against the wish of
tie President, and carried his point. The Lmon
men Generally desire to see Mr. Stanton stay in
the Cabinet as long as possible. But that can
not be for a creat while, unless Edwin M. Stan
ton will go over to the mischieTous schemes of
the arch-conspirator at the Vi bite House.
CoiIKENCTilEXT CONCERT. The sale of
tickets and reserved scats for the Commence
ment Concert, commences at Story's to
morrow. The Quintette Club, always favor
ites, will be assisted on tho occasion by Mrs.
SorniK Mozaet, of Jiew York, well known
as one of tbe prima donnas in English opera
and a very fine singer.
Explanations, The Timts and Walton's
Journal both explain concerning their recent
uso of Senator Edmunds' same. The Times
"We have sail that Mr. Morrill opposed the
appointment which wi given to ben. btannard,
and have referred to Mr. Edmunds as a witness
on that point. Wc hate not said that Mr. Ed
munds authorized us to state anything; about it.
but that Mr. Edmunds and Gen. Stannard were
our authority for what took place."
Mr. Walton says :
"Wc said that we were permitted to say that
the statement of the Burlington Tm, that
Senator Edmunds had said that Mr. Morrill bad
opposed Gen. Stannard, was 'without Senator
Edmunds' authority and without truth. It did
not occur to us that this micht be construed as
more than a disavowal by Senatcr Edmunds ol
the Times' and Caledonian use of his name,
but also to make him a witness that Mr. Morrill
did not opr-Dse Gen. Stannard. Of course Sen
ator Edmunds docs not desire to be a party to
any controversy on this matter, and therefore
we will put him in the right by simply saying
that he has not been and is not a witness in the
case, either for or against Mr. Mornll."
KCTLAND COCNTT ISDErEXDXST. A TJCW
Wcekly.with the above title, has been start
cd in Rutland by Messrs. McLean fc Rob
bins. It proposes to maintain an outspoken
support of Vermont Republican principles as
opposed to "my policy," and to advocate the
election of Hon. Justin S. Morrill to the
United States Senate. For a strong and able
expo ncnt of such views, there is a fine field
in Rutland County, and wc arc not surprised
to learn that tbc Independent finds a wide
and hearty welcome in that region. It is
neat and handsome twelve page sheet, wit!
a good advertising patronage. Wc clip the
following from its first number. The Herald
apparently hasn't found time to answer the
We hear it currently reported that Ex-Gov.
Smith of St Albans, has concluded to become
candidate for the United States Senate against
Mr. Edmunds, and will join hands with Mr.
Morrill's friends to effect his election.
Will the Herald please explain how "Gov.
Smith of St Albans" is "oin- to strike
band with "Mr. Morrill's friends" without
their consent 7 And why docs he not pro-
pew: to join bands with Judge Poland ? Arc
all tho leading friends of Judge Poland in
Western Vermont i.articular)y anxious for
1 1 f T'J I ....
uc ctcciion oi .nr. rimunus .' ";scnsaiion
al items" should be more explicit.
A man named Dudley was arrested in
Jackson, Miss., a few days since, for a mur
der and robbery committed by him in ZVcw
uricans, in .august, jcao. lie tnen Kept
a liquor saloon, into which two wealthy
luuans cntcrcu one evening ana aranc very
frcclv. Dudley plied them with drugged
liquor, ana men dunned and robbed tbera,
after which Lc threw them into the river,
from whence they were rescued in a few
minutes. One of them was found dead, but
tbc other, alter bein; insane for one vcar.
rccovcrca, ana alter twelve years search, had
nis wouia-pc mnraercr arrestca.
Tnr Fnrrrrn tv Pavat,4 Thr. T-m,,-
of Waterloo, C. E.. created nuite a hubbhuh
in tuc way oi commemorating Uic day of
our national deliverance from British rule.
It appears that the fire works which had
Been purchased for the Queen s birthday
uuu wun-u uu uui iccn usca on account ol
the rain, were obtained a subscription cir
culated with which powder and fire balls
were obtained a cannon brought from St.
Johns, and on the break of the morning tho
people were aroused by the booming can
non. After the utual ealuto quiet was ob
served till night, when tho fire works and
cannons were brought into requisition and
all went "merry as a marriage bell;" till one
Capt. Mayncs and seme volunteers, with
fixed bayonets and loaded rifles, put the
leaders in tbe celebration to fight. One of
the latter, Powers, was wounded, and he has
caused warrants to be issued against Capt.
Maynes and his men for assault with intent
to kill. The Waterloo Advertiser concedes
that Capt M. may have acted contrary to
tDe letter or law, but deprecates the whole
V!?' believing that the "present
- - :-j 1-"'"-
to celebrate the lourth of July on British
soil." Capt. Maynes, has been fined $40
for h" interference. Sf. Albans Messenger.
c 'f1 that the location of the Ncw-
bar? ScminMy has at last been decided. A
portion of the hospital ground, in Mont-
pelicr, has been purchased lor this purpose.
Correspondence of tne Free Press."
From the Wood.
MARTis't.en route roa tub: Woods, I
July 10, 1S0G 5
iJfar Free Prett :
Here wc are, so far on our way lo
the depths of the wilderness, having bad a
pleasant riJe from Kmevillc. We reached Au
sable Forks about 10 P. M-, tired and dirty
enough, pretty nearly dene up, in ftct. But a
night's rest, though it was somewhat broken
by the clank and glare of forges, set us up, and
we started in good spirits for Saranac Lake. The
day has been clear, bul not too hot, M there has
been a fresh breeze blow irg almcst all the while, j
Wc got cur dinner at Franklin Falls, it would
have been a better cue for not being a second edi
tion of breakfast, and ham and eggs, though
good for forty or fifty meals, isn't the thing for
eteady diet. Leavin- there the plank road,
which had began to be tiresome, wc hal a pleas
ant ride here. There hasn't anything occurred
of special interest, except the strady purchase
of hats, kept up by one of the party at every
possible chance, to supply the loss of them
which was also kept up as steadily as if the un-
fortunit; individual had taken a contract to sup
ply all tbe hatless ones on the road. It is now
after six o'clock. P. M.; we are waiting patient
ly for supper, and anticipate a good night's
rest, after onr long day's ride, here on the brink
of this beautiful Saranac Lake.
7 P. M. Our guides, who are to take us up to
Long Lake, have come in; and we have held a
council of war, and have decided to go on to
Bartlett's to-night. 12 miles further, instead of
waiting till morning. There is new no chance
of finishing this letter or of sending it to you
from bere.so I must tale it along, and do it up.
journal fashion. We shall hare a nice rile to
night, but rather late and perhaps coll. It will
give us an easier rile to-morrow, however, and
the vote is unanimous to so as soon as we can
IUvl Keuee's, on Long Lake, )
Friday, A. M. J
Wc had enc or the nicest rides from Martin's
to Uartlett's that was ever my good fortune to
have on the water. Tbe night proved to be
bright starlight, not cold, nor wiudy enough to
be at all unpleasant. We were in three boats ;
the guides pulled well, and wc reached Bart
lett's about 11 P. M. It was a new experience
to most of the party, this riding in small boats
on such waters as th se; and the romance of
row by night,to begin witb.was almost perfect
dark, but for the stars overhead which came out
one by one, as the clouds swept away, still, no
sound but the dip of the cars, and a snatch of
son: or a call fiom one boat to another; no
found close by, that is; for on the shore rang
the hoot of the owl, the roar, of the bullfrog, and
other such "voices of the night." The row up
Saranac Lake to Bound Lake was particularly
beautiful, the river banks passing swiltly by,
with ever changing motion as we swept round
curve after curve, and the concert of bullfrogs
was marvellous. bull ' kine of Bashan were
as zrasebojipers in the sight, or sound rather, of
such mensurs as hirtal tbeir cavernous roars
after us, "auyh e-oonk ' droonk ea-ckoonk-oonk
! " testy or thirty at a time,
before, bebind, on each side of us. But the
lions were chained, and we reached Bartlett's in
safety; found tbem all abed ot course, but glad
to get up and let us in. How nicely we slept
that night! tbe only drawback was the getting
up at 0 A. M., to start at six, so as to accom
plish as much as possible Lefore the heat of the
day. The ladies came out this morning in
woods rig, (not having had a chance before to
divest themselvts of the dutisjrtrahing marks of
omhzatioo and faskioa,) with some trepidation
and remarks deprecatory of critieissi, quite
neediest when the appropriateness of the dress
is considered. And is not fitotss and adspted
ness pre-eminently a mark ef good taste .
The row down Stony Creek and up Racket
river, was hardly less beautiful than that of the
night before, and brought us to tbe foot of Rack
et Falls about 11 A. M. But early as we were,
a party was before us, and we saw as wc drew
up to the landing place the ex-teim just start
ing on with a load to ive drawn round tne laus.
There was nothing for it, hut to wait, and get our
dinner as leisurely as we chose. It was three
hours before we were fairly under weigh, creas
ing over the earrr. But the admirably cooked
fish and venskra which Mrs. Jobntoa gave us,
for dinner, contributed no little to make the
stay less tedious, and the enforced rest no doubt
was good for some if not all of the party. Note,
you who may think there is nothing but trets
out here, that besides each one's plate at dinner
stood a saucer of large garden strawberries with
The bugbear of crossing the llackct carry
which bad beset some of us, like many another
bugbear, proved far leas formidable in reality
than was supposed ; and we got over with com
parative eomfcrt The ride up Racket river
after dinner was putty hot, and the carsoeu
were glad to get under the shade of the bank
whenever they could. There wis some wind
however, and on reaching the outlet of Lon
Lake it proved to be a pretty fresh breeze. "Are
you ever sea-sick?" was eagerly asked all
round. Our guides after rowiog about two
miles against the waves, drew up to shore, and
we waited an hour for the wind to go down.
which it did about sundown. We reached here
about S P. M., found J here on the lookout for
us, got a royal supper and went to bed, but
alas 1 not to sleep ! It was hotter than a baked
potato in those little rooms under the eaves, and
the musquitcs and guats hal "high jinks"
over us. Ouf! we were rial to ret up with
what little strength was left us.
Now our guides are loading up the bob sled
to haul our baggage over to Grampus Lake
where the party who went before us are in camp.
We start for a five mile carry in a few minutes.
GuAJirrs Lake. Sat., eve.
Well, we have been here a day and a night
and have had several experiences already. The
walk over was accomplished with less fatigue
than was anticipated, and reaching the landing
we found one of the guides, who had carried
over his boat there lefcic us. Firing two shots
to let our friends at the ether end of the lake
know that we were near we all piled in to the
beat while cur guide paddled us across. Pre
sently a beat appeared flying up from the camp
o meet ub and exchanging hearty greeting and
part of our load, we soon reached camp about 3
P. M. pretty tired, pretty hungry, and pietty
glad to be welcomed by thosa wc had gone so far
to meet. They bustled about, cooked dinner far
us and after an evening round the camp-fire,
singing songs and telling stories, we turned in
just as the rain was turned on. The usual pre
liminaries of moving the furniture round to
escape the drip were gone through with, and
creeping into the blankets, and under rubber
coats and umbrtllas.we slept with comfort, cora
piratively. To-day a party went over to Mohican Pond.
otjnothing ; one guide to Handsome Pond, who
got a deer ; others to fish, with some success.
But dinner time brought us all together rather
late to be sure.
A guide who is going in to the settlements! !
after bread is ready to start, and I mutt not
now step to recount the marvellous things that
we have encountered, the new experiences, the
ghts and sounds that draw forth continual ex-
elamaticns of delight from the more unsophis
ticated ones of the party.
I must send this now for there will be no
chance to send again till Tuesday. We are al
well, and enjoying ourselves hugely, dnplte os- 1
1 casional drawbacks from want of gai, rocking
chairs, opera and other modern conveniences.
Don't you wish you were here ?
Yours in haste,
Ix Cur ox GciJii-us Lace, )
Tuesday, July 17, 1SCC. 5
Dear Free Prett .-
The weather since we came here to
camp has been delightful. A tent and a bark
shanty accommodate the thirteen of our party
by night, and we have been driven into them by
day only once by a shower, and that lasted only
ten minutes. It rained the first night we got
here, indeed, but that was at night and didn't
disturb us. Saturday night was cool; all the
other nights have been warm, and the days
would have leen hot, but r a fresh breeze that
rises by ten o'clock and lasts till sundown.
Probably it has been hot with you in the city,
at any rate, we have much commiserated you,
in view of that possibility, as we sit under the
trees, swing in hammocks, take our meals
alfrtteo, and listen to the singing of the birds,
the chatter of the squirrels, the occasional
thundering crash of a trea suddenly falling in
the forest far away, the screech of the gull and
the laughter of the loons away at the end of
the Lake. Two of tbe party have even forsaken
tbe tent and shanty as a sleeping place, and in
their hammocks, swung between tall hemlocks,
pass the eights in blissful dreams, only disturb
ed by the sharp bites of tbe gnats and musqui
tos. Those scoundrels have a villainous fashion
of getting up early in the moraine; and proceed
ing immediately to breakfast, to tbc discomfort
of other people who don't like to be broken of
their morning nap; and the hammock sleepers
are commonlj devoutly thankful when some
jood Samaritan from the shanty gets up at
dawn and brings a "smudge" to relieve them
of their tormentors. Baton the whole, we are
much less disturbed by "such small deer" than
we feared, and even the guided say the punkies
are not so bad as they eir-cteJ. You may kill
a musquito or two, to be sure, at almost at any
time of day or night ; but herein is a marvel
lous difference between these mustjuites of the
woods and their city courins, that you can kill
them. They, simple souls, go directly about
their, work unsuspicious of harm till the fatal slap
crushes them; while your city muiquito is the
most shy, treacherous, malicious villain imag
inable. The black files are almost gone; we have
seen very few.
I do not know bow better to give yon an idea
of our life here, than by attempting to describe
one day's experience, say yesterday.
About 4 A. M., the midges bite me so sav
agely, in the shanty, that I ean sleep no ledger.
Every one, even in sleep, is restlessly turn
ing, fighting and scratching. Drawing on
boots I crawl out and find B already making
a smudge in front of the tent alongikle, for the
bent fit of his part of the party. Taking apiece
of bark and scraping some coals from the
smouldering fire, I do likewise, and carry it a
few feet in front where , in the hammock, two
almost shapeless heaps are swinging, and pro
ceeding to smudge them in a cloud of smoke,
am rewarded by a fervent blessing from the now
almcst frantic unfortunates. Then I go back to
the shanty and creeping into my place again,
sleep till breakfast time. About half-past six,
two of tbe guides start up and taking a boat go
to the "set lines" to see what fish are caught in
the night. Tho others go to work to get break-
fist, while the rest of us gradually awaking,
exchange remarks, and crack jokes from test to
shanty and shanty to hammocks. After our toi
let is made, and the guides ansosnee breakfast,
we ait round our table of rough boards, en camp
stools, trunks, boards or what-not, a ad proceed
to dispose of the fried fish and broiled venison.
with coffee and "filial," in hich good humor
with ourselves and the rest of mankind. Tbe
guides then cat their own briakfast, while we
talk and smoke some of us and discuss oper
ations for tbe future. An expedition to Mohican
Pond is reeolved on for this day.
About half past nine two boat loads start off.
Soon we reach the head of the lake and a
pleaant walk of half a mile through the woods
brings us to the shore of Mohican Pond, a pretty
little sheet of water. We find tbe other boat
load fishing for minnows. Two of the party are
continually poking fun and sparring, and others
are not loth to take an oecasicEal hand in, to
there was considerable of a noise now and then,
it was something to be wondered at. therefore,
when a deer suddenly makes its appenranee on
the opposite tide of the lake. Of course all
still down at once, and as quietly as possible
we piddle across the lake.
A boat with two gunners goes on first
while the others lie at a distance watching; the
deer hearing and seeing nothing quietly walks
along the shore till suddenly a flash
from a gun darts into view and the deer bounds
up into tbe air and rushes along tbe edge of the
pond fur a short distance before turning into the
woods; another shot quickly follows the first but
the deer disappears. The guides say it went
lamely on one leg, evidently bit, and a fire of
jokes begins on tbe marksman who for the third
time has only hit bis deer in the ley. The guides
got ashcrs but can not find the animal.
Ooo boat thca goes back to the landing (place
that a guide might go to camp and get a dog,
and the others went to the buoy to fish, While
the guide was gone we trolled for trout, catching
one and plenty of bites from the mischievous
one who sat in the stern and twitched the line at
every opportunity, n ben the guide came back
with the dog, we again paddle across the lake
and lo ! another deer ! He takes the woods ;
tho dog is put cu his track, and soon his yelp
rings around the pond as in full cry he takes the
fresh trail of the deer. We listen to it, receding
and again drawing near till it is evident that the
deer is driven to tome other water. Before long
tbe dog comes back and howling sits on the
bank till wc row up aad take him in again.
By this time it is half past two and time to go
home to dinner.
When we get back to camp the cuides to work-
to get dinner and to pay ourselves for the loss
of the derr, a can of lobsters is opened and some
fresh jars of pickles and preserves. The guides
get up a savory stew and all declare it the best
dinner yet except one who sayi there wasn't
enough of it !
After dinner we lounge around, tbe two ene
mies tormenting each other and making fun for
the rest, as they sit in the hammocks. Then
two or three go out for a row on the lake as it
draws towards sunset, and books are brought
out aad letters home commenced ; but reading
or writing is hard work here in the woods par
ticularly when such a row is kept up behind
By half-past six the guides commence prepar
ations for supper, while two of us go out to the
buoy to fish for lake trout. Supper over about
half-pastseven or eight we spend the evening
under the trees, talking, laughing.tclling stories,
singing all the sentimental songs we know and
some we don't, winding up with a grand argi
ment between the two lawyers of the nartT. tn
which the rest listen in breathless interest, !
the ladies putting in a word now and then just j
to keep the thing lively. It is half-past eleven I
before we go to bed, and the funny man of the '
party being wakeful, keeps us awake for an '
hour more. But at last the camp is hushed I
aad sleep spreads her mantle over us. j
Yours, Bex. I
Is CAr, July 20, 1S6G.
Dear Free Prett .
Our party has been diminished a
good deaL We numbered thirteen on MonJay,
and to-Jay are but four. The "funny man"
of the company, and the "quiet man," who
aided and abetted him, 'eft us Tuesday morn
ing. The calls of business which do same
times penetrate even into thedepthsof thewcods,
to the land where newspapers are unheard of,
and stocks unthought of, and drag tack to the
"haunts of busy man" even these who. for a
time, thought themselves escaped from all care
but that of present enjoyment of this wild life
demanded their return to the settlements; and
they have gone. Wc are but a mediocre con
cern, therefore; but have managed to have some
pleasure in a quiet way, despite the lack of the
jokes, practical and unpractical, which kept
camp in a perpetual turmoil for five days.
Yesterday, two more of the party started for
home, with the children, one of whom was HI;
we are, therefore, quite broken up, and shall
!ve camp, the rest of us, to-day. The ques
tion of provision, too, is becoming serious: we
can't live here much longer without better suc
ces than for the past week, in hunting and fish
ing. Somehow, the deer seem to have taken an
unreasonable objection to being shot "in the
leg," and the fish begin to be deaf to tbe voice
of the charmer and "won't bite;" our breakfast
this morning was upon tall pork, and we leave
in disgust for some better land than th-s. But
upon tbe whole, there is net much reason for
complaint, for either trout or vecslon, or both,
have been on our table for breakfast and dinner,
every day till yesterday.
Some other game has fallen into ear hands,
too. While out the other day rowing, tne of tbe
party spied a huge bull-pout lying in shallow
water leside a rock sunning himself, and creep
ing quietly up he actually killed tbe fish with
his sheath knife; we had him fried for dinner
(the fish, not the man) and though not equal
to lake trout, the bull-pout is good eating.
Talking of these "water wood-ehoeks," as Sam
Dunning dubbed them, reminds me of a joke
our "mad wag" played on an ttnsopbitt'eated
one of the party, whom he gravely ealkd to
look at a "water wool-chuck's hole," pointing
out a spot near tbe bank of the take where
sticks had fallen crosswise so as to form a sort
of well, and giving a short lecture on the habits
of the aforesaid "chuck" from which the simple
one retired with such evident increase in knowl
edje of natural history as to cm huge delight ti
the soul of the crafty, till the oo-knger-lo-be-restrained
guffaw of the bystanders brought a
roan suspicion of a hoax out of tbe water
wood-ehuek's hole, and a spatter of water over
On Sunday, two who had gone to bathe,
brought back with tbem a yooog loos, which
they bad caught by separating it from the old
birds and fairly tiring it out It was quite
younc. not larger than a two woeks old chicken,
and made no attempt to escape from tbe Bands
that held it, er the pail of water in which it
wis put at camp; but sat there on tbe water, at
intervals uttering a faint piping cry. not ouch
like tbe (earfol howl the old birds send forth.
Itjwas quite black on the neck and back, and
white os the belty, with little marks of the
mottling whseb makes an old loon's leathers so
handtome. After dinner it was carried hack to
the bosom of its family fee there's so satins; a
leen ; sole leather aad old codfish skin would be
infinitely prtierable. It wa put back in the
water about a quarter of nrle from the old
birds, and instantly dived, coming up a couple
ef rods ocT, and plying its pronelleis with tbe
utmost visor, as perfectly at home and able to
take care of iHelf as if ten summers of loon-acy
had gone over its head.
If any had wanted squirrel-pie, it miffct
easily have been got, for the woods seem fall of
tbe little red coats: they chirr at us from the
tree tops, scurry acros our camping ground
in fall sight, and when all is quiet
even take a run on the roof of the shanty.
Some amusement they made two or three
timet, when overtaken by a boat while swim
ming the lake. A squirrel swims well, and
rather than go round, will take to Use water for
a stretch of half a mile. Being overhauled by
the bent, and an oar put oat in his way, up
climbs master squirrel and run all over the
boat, glad of Urrm fir ma but half frightened to
death. One so caught ran up the arm of one ef
the party and sat en his shoulder for some min
utes; getting dry and recovering; its breath,
then made a spring into tbe water and again
boldly 'put out for shore. Another one, worse
frightened, several times after climbing on the
oar out of the water, rushed quickly to the up
of the blade as the oar? man raised it upright
and without a moment's hesitation jumped off,
a good eight feet, into the water again.
Ah ! did your patience and my paper hold
out, I should like to tell you many things winch
have befallen us here in the woods, of tbe
hauling huge lake trout from tbe still depths ef
the dark water a 24-pounder. 33 inches long
and IS round, has beeu among our captures,
of the booking the smaller but more active
brook trout, and safely landing him despite his
desperate plunges and struggles; of the " float
ing" for deer, that mysterious silent midnight
ride, when without sound, almost without sens
of motion, you are carried on, the dark shores
gliding by like a viskn, no sound save the hoot
of the owl, tbc screech of an awakened loon, a
far off bark from a fox, the splash of a trout
leapin? from the water, the croak of the frog,
the crack of a twig in the underbrush or the
plash at the water's edge which tells of the
prcseuos of the deer, who stands motionless is
astonishment as the glaring bght of the jack
lantern flashes on him, drawing nearer and near
er till the report of the hunter's gun
breaks the stillness and awakens ten thousand
echoes around the dark lake, of the evenings
round the camp-fire, with their jokes, songs and
stories; of many a pleasant incident and event
of our life in camp. But the half cannot be
told in the compass of a letter; and there wi!f
be no chance to writo again, for we are breaking
Already the hammocks arc unslung, the tent
Is struck, the blankets are rolled up and strap
ped, the guides are packing up the hundred and
cne little traps that make up cur camp kit. the
ladies have shawls and hats ready to put on, and
are listening for the oars of the boat that is to
come and help carry our baggage across the
Lakes. So pleasant has been our week's stay in
camp, that it is with positive sorrow we take
leave of this beautiful Lake, and turning our
faces homewards, bring to a close tor this time,
our life in the woods.
For the Free Press.
A Uurllucton Boy What lie ha-. Done.
Forty-four years ago, a young man, then well
known in Burlington, and still remembered by
our oldor inhabitants, embarked in the Brig
'Strong," with about cne hundred sable men
and women, aid landed them on Cape Mesurado.
in West Africa. This young man, in the few
brief years of his life, achieved a fame that will
be heralded over cne of the largest continents of
the globe. His name was Jehudi Ashman, born
in Champlain, N. Y. He sraduated at our
University is 1816. He was, for many years,
a worshipper and communicant in the "old White
Church" the 1st Congregational.
In the service of the Americas Colonization
Society, he took charge of the company of col
ored men and women who made the first perma
nent settlement in what is now the flourishing
Republic of Liberia, ne guided tbefr councils;
he shared their perils, and led them in their de
fence against hostile barbarians. On every side
except upon Jtbe sea, he was suTounded by a
people who had superadded to the common vices
of a ravage ttite, a'J the vices that savages
could learn from long intcrccurte with pirates
and slave traders. Ashman and his little band
pitched their tents upon a coast which had been
for a century the chief seat of the slave trade;
a coast frcm which, but the year before, seme
20,000 slaves had be. n shipped to Brazil and to
the West India Islands.
But who were these pilgrims, and for what
purpose did they go forth, periling life and
health, by land and by tea, and among false
Lrethrcn ? They were the exiled children of
Africa. They went forth with an object before
them, clear and well defined. They went, not
only to improve their own cenditien, but to es
tablish a civilized naticnality of colored men
amidst the scenes of cruelty and barbarism. Or,
as they set forth in their parting address, they
wtnt "to -Tprepare a heme for themselves and
their enslaved brethren who might be released
from londage, and to prepare the way for the
entrance of the Gospel into benighted Africa."
Other ctmianies teen followed and joined
Ashman's little colony. But how were these
people fitted for tho work they had undertaken ?
They had no prestige of social ele
vation here. Like the pilgrims of tbe
Mayflower, they were few in number and poor
in the wealth of this world; but they weie rich
in faith. God had trained them for their wcrk in
this school of sfflictkn to give them strength of
character; as he trained the Israelites in Egypt
to fit them for taking ptesession of the promised
land, and as he trained the Puritans of England
to prepare them for their great wcrk in settling
this Western continent. And this is God's
method. Whenever he intends to use an indi
vidual or a nation for same great work, he pre
pares that individual or nation for his purpose
in the school of discipline and aSliction. Thus
be prepared Abraham and Moses and Joseph
and Daniel. And thus he prepared our Pilgrim
Fathers. And so he prepared the Fathers of
Liberia for their great wcrk of establishing a
nationality of colored men in Africa.
Some of tbec African pilgrims, were educa
ted and intelligent christian men. In their
bondage they bad learned meet usefal lessons.
They carried with them the English language;
the Unglieh Bible; our law:, manners, arts and
trades. They carried them all the lessors in
respect to civil and religious liberty and the
right "ovemment of a state, which osr Fathers
hud learned in a hundred years. This garnered
experience of the working of a repubGean gov
ernment was tbeir own.
The brief space of forty four years has passed
away, and what do wc see to-day as the result
of these bumble beginnings? Wc see the slave
trade abolished on 700 miles of the West Afri
can coast. The cries and groans of the pirate's
victim have given place to the accents of Christian
worship and to the cbeeiful sounds of voluntary
industry. We see there a Etabteasd well ordered
Reitxuc, huger than the six 5ew England
States, whose government is administered by
colored men. We see there some SO churches a
college with an endswment invested in this
country, of over .10,000. We see there the
saam engine, the sugar mill, tbe cotton gin,
the printing prat, and ire newspapers issued
weekly or monthly, is the columns of which we
see all the marks and indications of a prosper
ous aad thriving State. Well may oer College,
well may the old Congregational Church of
Burlington, rejoice and thank God, that they
have educated and sent forth a nan s largely
instrumental in fMsacfing a new empire of liber
ty in benighted Africa.
J. K. C. See'y of Vt. CoL Soc
Do Ulul-ters Itcceite n Large Salutlo
'tiv a Formerly.
.Mam. Editors of the Pru Pnti .-
I know that you publish a secular
sheet, and jot, inasmuch is eoelessastieal affairs
have their bcaantea side, I venture to ask for
space is your columns to say a word is regard
to clergymen's silaries.
It is my opinion tbat tbe religious secieties of
Vevmont bnve, for several years, been gradually
reducing the stipends allowed tbeir pastors, and
I would like briefly to state my reasons for this
opinion. If it rests upon good grounds, the
churches have cause to give immediate attention
to tbe matter; for no one will vesture to say
that the ministers of Vermont were ever too
highly paid for their services.
Tbe general rise is prices is a matter knows
aad felt by every person in the community. It
is talked of every day asd by all classes. Pre
cisely how much the nceesaaries of lite have ris
en in nominal value, on the average, it may not
be easy to say. Mr. Opdyke, no mean authori
ty is such matters, says that, on the whole, pri
ces have advanced at least 100 per cent An
other, after making a very careful estimate of
the various articles needed in housekeeping,
came to the conclusion that the prices is 1500
were to the prices in tho fall of 1S65, as 33 to
70; that is to say, the nominal values are some
what more thaa twice what they were five or six
years ago. It is plain then, if we consider the
purchasing power of money, that salaries
need to-day to be at Isast twice
as large as in I860, m order to procure the
same amount of clothing, food, ic, as then.
Have the salaries of Vermont ministers been
raised in the same proportion as prices have ad
vanced ? Not, so far as my knowledge goes, in
any one instance. Then it follows as a matter
of course, that ministers must live on a much
more restricted scale than six years ago, or else
run every year in debt; for very few of them
have any predictive property.
Probably mcst of us have not yet become
fully accustomed to the new scale of prices. The
large figures deceive us a little. Let us change
the figures with which wo reckon our paper
dollars into the currency we had when the war
began, and see how these salaries will look. If
the ratio given above of 33 to 70 is a true
measure cf the appreciation of values within
five years and certainly it is not far wrong
then a S1000 salary of to-day is worth tie
same as (say) 170 in 1SG0; a salary of SCOO
will buy to-day, of aU things needed for the
support of a family, just about as much as S2S0
would before the war. Was it then considered
possible for even a small household to live luxu
riously on S2S0 a year ? And yet one year ago,
in a denomination which counted in this State
150 ministers in charge of parishes, there were
41 wbo received less this COO paper dollars per
year ! Does any one know by what means they
kept tbeir souls asd bodies together ! I wish
some of them would overcome their honorable
pride and modesty, asd tell their people and
the public by what shiits and turns they fought
with hunger, and kept themselves and familie
from utter nakedness. I am acquainted with
many of the ministsrs of the State; asd I know
that most of those who receive the largett sala
ries are not able at present, by means of
their salaries alone, to defray their unavoidable
J mucn tor the rise in prices as it affects the f
minister. See now how it affects those who pay
his salary. Some of these are mechanics and
manufscturers. Nobody needs to be reminded
of the enhanced value of cotton asd woolen
cloths, to choose but one example. The manu
facturer gets for a yard of cloth from two to
three times what he used to. So of the farmer.
He find, a readier market for MI his production,, f
at an advance of 100 to 150 per cest. than ten
jean ago at the low rates then prevailing. '
Butter brings 45 cents instead of 20. Wool
that was 35 to 40 cents now commands Sic ta
S100. So of everything almost which tie
ground brings forth. The farmers were never
doing better than now. Bat do they contribute
to the preacher as many pounds of cheese, but
ter, wool, &&, a six or ten years ago? Jr
by any means. Every pastor's salary ia tie
State will answer this question in the negatife.
The members of the churches and societies
actually diminished their subscriptions in thtse
years of their prosperity, and are starving their
pastors while themselves arc flourishing as nettr
These wtrdj may seem harsh but they srt
true. Here is a salary " raised" from 800 to
S1000. Raited" do you call it? 1 say it u
less than the old talary, as regards both tbt
payee and the payer, by three hundred as
seventy-five gold dollars ! Here is a mere U.
vorable instance; a man I know receives St.;;
in place of his old stipend of SCOO. His yearlj
pay has been diminished by only (say) 175 doi.
lars. Yet his people wonder how he can osa.
trive to spend all his $875.
This last is a very favorable example. Aid
yet this noble mas, one of the noblest j
the self-denying ministers of Vermont, is afc
to continue in his work of preaching only by
performing himself such household duties u :s
the families of many of his parishioners art a
trusted to servant girls ! But the servaat girl
he cannot pay. I know the management of his
household affairs to be most prudent asd eeoaosa
ical, and I know besides that his twelve mostas
salary does not furnish him and his jsaaH ,;;,
with twelve months subsistence, even thus.
One thing must be plain, namely, that tit
clergy of Vermont are working from quite other
than pecuniary motives. No man can call then
Another thing is equally clear, that the par
ishes are shamefully and wkkedly negWctmg tu
provide for those who have consented to give I
their time and thought to their spiritual welfare
And a third thing is likely very ssen to U
evident enough, if it is not already; nasselv,
that many of the churches cf Vermont most
shortly become, and remain, destitute of pst
tcrs, unless the churches are willing to pay j,
ucA, at least, at tkey uttd to.
It can hardly be expected that young am
will spend ten years of time asd ?t0
5000 in money, to fit them for a profession a
tho exercise of which the severest toil aad saott
rigid self-denial, even in the most favorabst dr.
enmstancefl will scarcely avail to keep them aal
their families from absolute wast.
Wilder L. Bdknap, Esq., of this city
took bid Master's decree, at Dartmouth,
Both of the Sophomore prises for sprai
ing at Dartmouth College were awarded l
Montpclier Union School boys : the fast it
John King Lord, and tbe sessosd to J-r
Prof. Solon Albco of MawbeMer, has
ccpted tbe Latin Profersorsliip ia IfidaV
Hon. Daniel Need 1mm or Groton, will de
liver the oration, and Capt. CbarJ- A. Cur
tis, U. S. A., tbe poem, at Norwich Univer
sity Commencement, Aug. 2d.
Tbe address at the Anniversary of Ban
and Burton Seminary lest week, was deln
ered by C. F. Davey, Eq., of New York It
is profMuaeed " very able and interesting.'
J. Q. A. Fellows, of New Orivsn, bu
been elected a delegate to the Pni'tadelphu
Gen. Francis Fesscnden, son or Senator
Fvssendcn, bos been assigned as Assistant
Commissioner of the Frecdmen's Bureau a
Maryland, vice Gen. Geo. J. Stannard, re
signed. E. S. Barrett, Esq., brother of Hon
Joseph 11. Barrett, Commissioner of Pen
sions, formerly of Middlebury, died sudoee
ly in Washington, D. C, on Thursday last
Hon. Calvin Flcteber, a Vermooter, cued
recently at Indianapolis, leaving an estate
estimated at from one to two millions. He
was born in Ludlow, went to Ohio in 1?1C
a; a teucber. subsequently studied few a
Richmond, Va., and was admitted to the
bar. He quit Virginia in 1S21, on account
ot bis dislike to slavery, and went into bou
nces at Indianapolis as a banker, where be
acquired his fortune.
A daughter or John Minor Botts was mar
ried Thursday, at his residence near Brandt
Station, Virginia, to Colonel Uoxsey ofNe
Jersey, a gallant Union officer wbo was se
verely wounded at Petersburg.
Accident. Edwin T. Spear, laborer, wn
lives at tho corner or Water and Xortt
streets, had a leg broken and was otherwise
injured yesterday by the tailing or a derrick
at the mills or S. S. Churchill Co.
Across the Laee. Old Whitefe.ee Moun
tain has been ascended for the first tune by
horses. On tho 11th inst. sixteen yotwt
gentlemen and ladies, ascended tbe mountain
leading two ponie-f, laden with tbe "traps'
oi the party, and spent the night on the
An affray took place the other day on tbe
road from Essex to Whallonsburgb.in wbics
a man named Shortsloaves wan killed I?
Adam Stafford. The men were at work u
Jir. t . xs. rarsin ot iiccscviiie, "
sons, the last or six children, by draw bib?
in the river at that place, on Friday of h
week. The youngest, aged eleven, weat
bathing, and walked off a ledge of rock n
to deep water. The elder, a lad of titrae
went to tbc assistance or his brother, whes
both were drowned.
At Montpclier Junction Gen. SbersM
inquired where the town was, and cn VesK
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iuiu, os&cu, ii oy uon c you bi"
town or your railroad ?"
When the general recently passed throat
Hamilton, Ohio, ho stuck his head oat
.,1 -.Vl 11 Aftk
place. ' Hamdton," was the reply, "1!
a good many Copperheads here." "W
tbe Copperheads to go to Brazil, where tie
belong," waa the General's response
H. SmaUev. draiiit- nf Mnrriiiville. CSS
near losing bis life last week by the expkj
sion or a botrlc or spirits of" ammonia a
he wub opening. His life was for 6
despaired of. and it was then Tearcd he wo
lose his eyesight. He is recovery.
Mnntivllr ia tn bar hriM hand. I8
citizens have already contributed $10$ "
the purchase or German silrcr instrun
A yousg man a red 18. named Lent-"-"
a son or a widow, of flMin? Plain,
drowned recently on a Sunday evea?'
Reuben Bean. ir.. of Birbv. was sfl.
East Burke, July 3, by Albert Jcnkim.1
John Cunningham, wbo in a drunken
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nfr,rVl rt T i.: .vn!L
assailant) are in jail on a charce of mar-
It is said that there is a village ia 'J
mont which has four churches. OclT
these has a bell, but inasmuch as tb.r
denominations refufc to assist to pa? '5
ringing or it, the owners of the bell "
not allow it to be rung at all.
n. ,j was
., J. i""' nht
on the 13th whilo bathinc His body w5