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VOL. XXXV. NEW SERIES VOLXII
BURLINGTON, VT FRIDAY MORNING-, AUGDST 17 I8GG-
, i rXJrtwrrf-uirni iiitiiritwiiiPiii i mm ''a"
BT K. TT. EMEESOX.
Around thi lovely Talley rise
The purple hills of Paradise.
Oh, softly cn yon banks of hars
Her rosy face the Summer lays !
Becalmed along the aiurc sky,
The argosies of cloudlsnl lie.
Whose shores, wi'h many a shining rift.
Fur-off their pearl-white peaks uplift.
Through all the long midm-amer day
The meadow sides are swtet with hay.
I reek the coolest J heltertd teat.
Just where the 6-ld and forest meet
Where prow the pioe-ti.ca tall and bland.
The ancient oaks ausiere ainl grand.
And fringy riots and rebbles fret
Tlie ripples of the rivulet.
I watch the mowers as they go
Through the tall gra-s a white-sleeved row;
AVilb even strikes Iheir scythes they swing.
In tune tbeir merry whe-lstuLCB ring;
Behind ti e nimble youngters run
And ts the thick swaths in tLt sun;
The cattle graze; while, warm and still,
Sh pes the broad pasture, basks the hill,
And bright when summer breezes break.
The green wheat crinkles like a laic.
The butterfly and bumble-bee
Come to the plearan woods with me;
Quickly before me rune the quad,
The chickens u!k behind the rail.
High up the lone wood-pigeon sits.
And the woedpet ker p-ecks and flits,
Sweet uodbii.d music sinks and 6well-,
The brooklet rings Us tinkling bells
The swarming insects drone and bum.
The tatindge beats his throbbing drum.
The squirrel leaps among the boughs,
And chatters in his Itafy house.
The oriole dishes by, and, look !
Into the mirror of the brook,
Wbeie the vain blne-lird trims bis etat.
Two tioy feathers fill and fiiMt,
As silently, as tenderly.
The dawn of peace descends on me.
Oh, this is jieace ! I have no need
Of fnesd to talk, of book to read ;
A dear Companion here abides ;
Close to my thrillit-g heart H bale. ;
The holy silence is His voice ;
I lie and listen, and rejoice.
t! i s c e ! ! ;i it y
CaBLE Knus. Why is a happy Ituebaod
like the Atlantic Cable?
Because be i eplic si t his Heart's Con
tent. Tie said tin- present success of the Ocean
Tel graph was id tlie fait that the directors
n.ver l(t sight of the great end" of their
undertaking from tbe start, j
I be greatest "v. ue r ot modern
times Cyrus W. Field
On tbe arrival of ti tiient La stern at
Newfoundland tbe rail-it- unanimously tc
cland ttiat tbe t..J.- ttiiig was "played
jmt," and during the j-as-age they held an
indignation meeting, at winch loud shouts uf
"J)oten uilh the Cckli" were luard.
Shall we call Mr. Field an aristocrat be
cause he is so vcrv proud of bn "connec
tions"? "Dear me," said Mrs Grundy, "and so
ttiey bate put telegraph lct all tbe way
cross tbe ovean. 1 shouldn't wonder if tbev
tried a pontoon bridge next.''
A Moau. Ouinraitr J . Rings, wc arc
loriowtoray, has deceased and W stern
obituary thus pojs tribute to I is memory :
"Jtiu was KtmraiU evuMoVicd a good
fe-llir He went foitb without a struggle,
and sich is life, lodaywe arras pepjicr
grasi migltyruart , morK w we arc
cut uown like cow tumbi to the ground.
J tin ke pt a nice Move, w i leh his wife now
wails on. His verebews were numerous
to behold. Many is tin- things that we hot
at bis grocery, ai.d we are !.ppy to state
to the admirinc world tt at he never cheated,
especially in tl w igin f tuarkerel, wfaish
was nice and smelledswttt. His turvning
wife was the same wav. We never knew
him to put sand in sugir. though be had a
tig sand lur in iroru of his bouse, nor
water bis liquors, though the Ohio riicr
runs met bis door. lV.aci tc bis remains.
He leaves 1 wife, 7 clnldrcn, 1 cow agrocery
store, and other quadruicds to mourn his
lost, but, in tbe lsugwige of the ioit, his
loss was tbeir eternal g'in ''
It is suited on high authority tbat General
Grant hao requested the Secretary of War
to turuMi for ublleali- u all the dcritchcs
uf (ien. bturidan, coi.i. rning tbe N'ew Or
ltans riots, so as to stt at rest tbo various
utid. in iimiiy cases, unfeiutided rejiorts re
garding theni, and to jdace Gen. Slandan
right before the country.
"IltraaaH rK Jsir. Davis ami Hohrt E.
Lie." Tbe Dnvall meeting at the court
bouse on Friday night, which was addressed
by Mr. C. I., alhndighnm. broke up to the
fhouts of "Hurrah fur Jiff. Davis and
Kobert E. Lee." Lovisrulr Journal.
And yet this same Duval! curries tbe
State of Kentucky by 30,000 majority.
A Fact Worth Printing. At a second
class hotel, in Frankfurt Ky , a few davs
since, a little girl intend the l-ar-room, and
in pitiful tones told the Uir-keepcr tliat her
mother sent her there to get eight cents.
"Eight cents?" said the bar-keeper.
' What does your mo:her want of eight
cent? 1 don't owe her uny thing."
"Well,"' said tbe child, '-father spends all
his money here for ruui, and we txive no
bread tday. Mother wants to buy a Iiif
A loafer suggested to the bar-keeper to
kick her out.
"No," said the bar-keeper, "I'll give her
mother the money, and if her father comes
back here again, I'll kick him out."
Such a circumstance never happened be
fore.and may never hapten again. Humanity
owes that betr.kecpcr a vote of thanks.
The President will rennio in Wahington
until the 27th of August, when, in comjany
with the Secretary of State, and perhaps
one or two other raemlfrs of the Cabinet,
he will go to Chicago to attend tie Douglas
monument ceremonies, which w ill tuke place
in that city about the 1st of September.
An Ottawa special says in the Canadian
l'arl'ument. on the Sth.Mr. Chambers called
up his motion to ii.quue into the Fort Eric
campaign, whin tl.e utmost dirdcr ensued;
songs were sung, hurmt . given, and paper
bullets thrown at Mr. C. while attempting
to speak. He was finallv obliged to with
draw his motion.
By direction ol the tceretarj of War, the
Provott Marshal General's Bureau will be
abolished immediately and the archives
turned over to Assistant Adjutant Get.eial
Townscnd by the 2ith inft. This order is
in pursuance of a law passed at the last ses
sion of Congre-s.
JIaesaoiimtis OiFiciiiui.ni.ns Cailid rr
os to bi-EAK. Oct. Mutstchusctts has been
favored within the past few days with tbe
Doolittle Circular. Nearly every national
cfEcelioldcr in the State 1 ss icccifcd a copy
requesting tLc views of tl e ii.comlent upon
"my policy." The dicumnt is lranked by
Senator Cowan of Ptm.s vlvania. Wc bear
ofquitea nutatcr who" will "spurn the
bribe" even at tLt riik or political decapita
tion. Aftir the Philadelphia Convention
there will be such a sweeping from if5ce as
was never tttote known in tLc history oi
the country. iJoiion Traveller.
Tbe Detroit l ost has intormation that
Secretary Seward has telegraphed through
ie Atlantic Cable that tte troubles m
Y'H'iana will all be over "within ninety
r t ii . j .i . i i . , . J
J I auu luai liu U1&IU.T wdico ElaC Wins,
"the political status of no human be'mg in
United States will becbanzed." Ho
f be European States will not be "led
into the great error nl supposing that civil
m New Orleans can tuber perpetuate
African tlavtrv nr ti
CEO. W.it C. C. BENEDICT.
EDITORS ASD rBOrBlElOBS.
FRIDAY MORNING AUGUST 17.18CG.
JUDGE IIOYT'S 1'OSITIO.V.
I A Fair Request ami n Pquatc Hcply
The following corrc.rndcnce speaks for
itself. We arc glad to nc it, and to civc it
to the public, not became it gives us, or an
of Mr. Hoyt's friends, any ntw information
or because there bas Ucn any doubt what
ever, in any -Bill informed quarter, of his
perfect accotd w ith the advanced principles
of '.ermoiit Rep uMicani.m ; but because the
, tongue of FALSEHOOD bas been bu-j
with his political fame. His letter knock
the slander on tl.e bead. And now we ask
our readers wbo hate any respect for truth
and decency, if a cause whose chosen weap
ons are bribery and falsehood, ought to pre
vail? Lt the answer be givenat Hydepark,
next cdncsday :
BraLtNOTo-v, Aug. 10, 1SC6.
Hon. R. II. Hoyt .-
DeahSib: An impression is sought to be
created is this cemtnuniiy, that your position
upon the main political issues of the day, is
questionable that you fevor the polity of Pres
ident Johnson in the matter of Reconstruct ion,
er restoration, and are an opponent of the pol
icy of Congress, ii.dicated by tbe passage of tbe
Freedmtn's Bureau bill, the Civil Rights' bill,
tbe propes ed Constitutions! Amendments, ke.
Xot so much for our own sakes.as for tbe sat
isfaction of some honest men who do not know
you, and for the silencing of others who arc dis
posed to raiscbief.we would thank yen to express
to us, in reply, your petition upon these and
Your obedient servants,
a 11. K A RD,
CIIAS F. WARD,
GEO. II. BICELOW.
0. 0. BFS'E1MCT,
WM. G. SHAW,
L. I!. KNOLEoBT.
Judge IlutN Reply.
St. Auuas, Aug. 11, 1866.
In reply to year cote of tbe 10th inst, I
have to say, that I have always opposed it to
be my characteristic fault, that I am over five
in the exrression of my opinions upon all sub
ject?, and can hardly believe that my views
upon the questions you suggest are doubtful to
aar who know me. Those wbo know me at all,
know, that I am a radical of the radicals; that
I have been from tbe first an opponent of sla ve
ry, its domination and its oligarchy; tbat I sus
tained tbe war to tbe extent of my ability, and
all tbe anti-slavtry jbasi of tbe wsr; that ia
this unfertunste difference between Congress
and tbe President, I am with Congress and
against the 'resident, unless he shall come back
to the p ict from which be so violently diverged.
I beart-ly approve of the sound Congressional
measures to which you make reference, holding
that tbe loyal, and all the loyal, irrespective of
raos or color, and only the loyal , should have a
hand in tbe restoration and administration of
Very resdcctnlly, your ob't scrr't,
K. II. HOTT.
To Dan'l Roberts. E. R. Hard and ethers.
Another I.ic Nulled.
We bear that one of the three or lour
sharers in the spoils of tbe St. Albans Post
Office, has been busily asserting around
Franklin County, that Judge Hoyt is a
"Johnson man." There is hut one way to
meet such a fabrication. The ilalrmrnt it
A FALSEHOOD, made-out of whole cloth.
Mr Hoyt U a thorough going republican, of
the Vermont stamp,with no leanings towards
Mr. Johtioon's policy. It shows desper
ation, when tuch measures are resorted to
by Mr. liixtcr's tortizans.
Tl.e following letter whish appears in tbe
Timet of the 10th, will probably tctat list
in the minds ol all honest men, doubts
which tbe efforts of jartizans may have
raiod, as to whether Mr. llaxter is not en
titled to credit for helping tecure advance
ment for a man whom Vermont honors.
These wbo knew anything about tbe facts of
tLc case did not need any such assurance.
Gen. Stannard owes nothing to Mr. Ulster,
and those who accuse him of ingratitude are
knaves or fools :
LSUEUXCTON, Aug. 0th, 1S6C.
Editors of Times:
Injustice to myself and to you, whose ve
racity is so wantonly impugned by Mr. Baxter's
partizaos throughout tbe district, I feel that I
cannot longer permit to pass uncontradicted the
vile falsehood that ' I'ortu: Raxtcr has always
been my best friend and aided my advance
ment." I now desire to state tbat I obtained
my promotion to the position of Brigadier Gen
eral of Volunteers in March, 18C3, despite the
opposition of Mr. Baxter, that gentleman, far
reasons best known to himself, fighting my ad
vancement. Mr. Baxter's opposition to my ap
pointment as Collector of this port has already
been truthfully stated in your columiis. Mr.
Baxter distinctly refused to sign my papers, or
aid me in any way without the consent of the
then incumbent, Collector CUpp. Instead of
my having received tLe support of Mr. Baxter
he energetically fought my appoiLtment and
straiLcd every effort to delay my confirmation.
I make this statement in simple justice to
myself and those friends who stixxl by rac
through thick and thin, and who are, like my
self, unalterably opposed to the re-nomination
or re-election of tbe present member from the
1 am, respectfully, your obedient servant,
GEO. J. STANNARD.
The Scuntorshlp on the West Side.
Wc are authorized to state that Hon. John
Grecobt Smith bos notiEed Senator Edmunds
tbat be will in no case be a candidate for tbe
United States Scnitorsbip against Mr Ed
munds, but that Mr. Edmunds will have his
cordial support, and tbat of his (Governor
Smith's) friends, for the position.
The persistency witb which it has been
asserted that Gov. Smith was about to enter
the lists r6 a candidate against Mr. Edmunds,
maies this announcement necessary and
proper. It settles the Senatorial question
for this side of the State as effectually bc
tbat on the other has been settled, and en
sures the election of Mr. Edxcnds with sub
Wc congratulate tbe Republicans of Vtr
mont on a solution of these personal ques-
tione, in a manner which secures tbe reprc-
ecntation of Vermont in the Senate by two
of her ablest and most worthy sons, and cn-
rnres the harmony and lupiemacyof tho
A .scrap from the Rccoids of thcTrcas-J rivtr. without curtailing tl.r suprly nccessa
ury Department. j ry for all manufacturing establishments at
W'c find anion' the public documents on and lielow the falls. The simple epuesti'in in.
our table, or.c entitled "Ucport of tbe Scire- by which plan cen the ptojond works
tary of the Treasury, communicating a state
mcnt of fines, penalties and forfeitures, re-
turned to the Treasury Department by tbe
Collector of the District of Vermont, and
the Surveyor of the port at Louisville, Ken
tucky" which will repay a little atten
tion. It seems that on tbe 23d of July list, the
United States Senate adapted tbe following
Jltsolrtd, That the Sccretirv of the Treasur
be directed lo furnish to the Senate a copy of the
accounts of fines, penalties, and forfeitures, re
turned to the Treasury Department bv tbe Col
lector of tbe INslnct of Vermont, and the Col
lector of tbe District of Kentucky, from the Erst :
day of April, eighteen hundred and sixty-fbar,
dates at which tbe sums due to the United States
io ion (mis, logeiner wun a statement oi me
tnereon were paid into tbe Treasury.
The Secretary, thus called on, referred the
muter to the Commissioner of Customs to
mako tbe roper statement, which is as fol-
nvs, omitting tl.o portions referring to tbe
Kentucky Sutveyor :
Orrice or the Cowuissioxer or Ccstohs,
July 26. 1666.
Sia In compliance with a reference from
your office to rhrnish a proper statement to en
able tbe Secretary to report to the Senate a copy
of fines, penalties, ami forfeit ores returned to
tbe Trrararr Department by the Collector of tbe
District of Vermont,
I enclose herewith s cony of an abstract of
Goes, penalties, and for frit u res, rendered by
Wm. Clapp, late Collector of tne IK.-lrict of
ertnent, which has not yet been adjusted, and
is the only account received from himsi"cetbe
1st oi April. ISM.
On tbe ICth of March. 186C. Mr. Chna de
posited, on account of fines, penalties sad ftr-
leituree, SI7.64G UO. and -kien was covered by
warrant SItt March, 1S66.
Your obedient servant.
Commissioner of Customs.
Hon. II. McCclloch,
Secretary of the Treasury.
Mr. Clij p's abstract follows, headed ' Ab-
etnetof fines ,penalt ie and forfeitures collect-
ol in tbe District of Vermont. Irom October
1 802 to Match 166." and containirjc tLc
figures of settniccn Custom House sales,
Ttrelrt of these were made in January 18C5,
the other five at di&erent dates in 1802-3.4.
The- fust tb'ng which -trikes one in this
table ie that of all the seiaurcs made during
tbe time covered hy this abstract, but seren
tecn a pi tar to have rcaliatd anything f r
tbe government ! or to hate been dosed up
so that tbe Collector had anything to repos:
fourteen months alter the date of the hut j
a tie reported ! The despatch of business J
must have been rapid and thorough, un
der the Ixtc Collector. ,
On looking closer wc find that the sum
total due the government from these salt s J
was 17,5',7C. Some Shleen thousand j
dollars of this was the government's share ,
of proceeds ol a seixure of a large quantiy of
gin in August 1864, which was restored to
l J uik o,.
VVhT the whole of the firm !
should not hare Ivn ntid intA ttu Tmu, 1
as duties on the n. which was aciz-J for !
having raid difieicnt duty, docs not appear
It wa treated however as a sale, and the j
Collector Docketed fiS.lKM) odd aa his abani - I
the informer, wuoever lie was. $8,000 more. !
and tbe government's portion was $16,- !
r, . . . .
this large mm it appears was never paid j
over by the Collector to the Treasury, till
the- 56th of March IKIifi whm hr tinn;tMl 1
el,.. ,,! :,. ,k. ... I
... , . , j
".. ...... w. un w.hvi .1.1"" RK- ,IVItCU. I
The government would doubtless have been j
r.i .i ,...,..
vety glad of the money in tbe fall ol 'to, I
hut it lav in tbe Collector's nands
over eigh teen months. Tbe proceeds t
of other sales af ear to have been retained '
by him ov r three years. Of couiac what j
was done with the money in tbe mean time j
is more than we know. If put into U.S. bonds 1
the interest would have exceeded $2,000. ?
This little sample of tbe way things went in j
tbe Custom House under tbe late Collector is I
eminently suggestive. It must satisfy all. j
we tbink, that it was bigh time lor a change
in the Custom House ; and as the Collector
was Portus Baxter's tool and protiably
sharcd the profits of bis office with him to
some extent, the cat lira! infcTCL.ee is that it
ie time there was a charge in the Congiese
Cool. 'About tbe ooo est thing wc have
seen lately is the intimation thrown out by
tLc St. Attains Mturnger, tbat it didn't sup
port O'cn. Stannaid for Congress, because it
thought tlie general couli "g. t something
better." The Messenger's "something bet
thcr"' nt tbe time, was a place in the army,
with the rank of Major! The Messenger
Gen. Stannard dul get something better
than the nomination to Oingress, by which,
wc dare say, he disappointed tbe friendly
Burlington papers sadly.
As the Fife Pat- was tbe only Burling
ton iapcr which fuj ported Gen Stannard
for Cci'gms, this nust refer to us. Wo
did nlat we rculd to place Gen. Stannard
ir 1 is l rifei.t ((Etc, md lisvn't Ken any oc- I
eisie n for -.iff jioictiiient alout it yet ; nor '
do wc think we si all very socn. But that is
ol little c nsecji.ct.ee anyway. The question
is wlieiLcr Gen. Stan aid cer got anything
by tho Messenger's atsittacce, or that of its
"stnil candidate" lor Ccngrees. Tbo less
Mr. Baxter's friccds Lave to say atout Gen.
Stannard tbe Utter for them.
The Cltr Water M'ork.
A tainted report recently made to the City
Council on tie tubject of tic proposed
Water Works for the City of Burlington,
doubtless bas been seen by many of our
eitizecs. It tmUdies in coDsWerob'c detail
the results and estimates of a welt known
bydtanlic Engineer, Wm. J. McAIpinc, for
four different plans of construction and, tbo
report ot Prof. Sccly on tbe relative
purity of tbe water as obtained directly from
the lake, or Irom Winooski river in the
virinity of the Falls. As to tho quality of
tie water, it is sufficient to fay that the
water is very geed Irom both saurcte.and the
difference in quality ie too slight to indicate
tit decided reference for cither. A brief
summary or Mr. ajcAipino s repor.
may interest those who have not opportunity
or time to study bis report in detail,
It appears to be settled that an ample
mpplyol water for all present or future
wnpti of tb city can be got from Wi'nocuki
- ' uii'.-t cheajly built and most cheat ly mair.
tair.od in orcration the quantity and quality
cl water Icing fuptofid to lc tic fame
whichever plan tnay Lc followed.
lour places: of supply are cunt iderid.
The first is from the take, according to the
general i Ian published kidjc months ago;
but with more powerful jumping machinery
than wi s tl en picposed. Tbe second Ian
is to take it from the river, from a dam to be
tkilt above and higher than the present up
per dam, so as to give a Lead of waterabout
eight frtt higher than tbe present r.ne, and
tl us enforcing tie nd by ulout 100 acre
of surface, coveting tic fiat four feet or
tnjre, and makme t icnl Ii:soimi:.:mi to
contain 130 millions of gallons. Tbo seen-
mutation of water miner bv tbio measure
daring tbe night, when. generally, tl.e water
power of tbe river would not be in use. would
It' vcrr great, and tbe storage capacity of tbe
pond at every heavy rain would qua) a four
months' supply oi all tbat would be pumped
into the rcscrvuirs for the use of the city.
Two reservoirs are contcmplctid, from
whatever point the water l( taken one, tbe
larger, to be placed i.i ar tbe junction of
North and G-jugh street. The height of
this will be about 200 feet ab ,vc ti c surface
of tbe lake enough to suprly all the lower
and mote populous parts of tbe city and tbe
manufacturing establishments placed tbtte. tcr"" Model Teacher. Prof, lyler aa4 jt u good growth and good absolutely e
Tbc other reservoir of about half the ielopeI the following marked eharacteris- tial to the progress of the time. It may be
capacity of the other it is Troposcd to tUM
on the lidgc cast of tbe University. This
reservoir would be a'not 100 leet h usher
than tbe other and woi : ! supply tlie upper
tart of tbe city. The saving of expense
and of needless strain on tbe machinery by
this amngemcat f ros.TVjirs, is ojuiiden
If tbe water is raised from tbe Lake it
must he done by steam power. II irom
Wii ooski Falls it will be dine by water
power. The second pun tbat from tbe
Falls is the one rt commended by Mr. M
Alpine a the least expensive though bis
estimate for this is svtLi wbst higher than
that originally made suptesing tbe water
taktn from the Lake.
Whether this tecend plan i the best will
depend somewhat upon what terms tbe
water privilege at the Fall can be secured
and the enlargement of tbe pond provided
for, ice. The present supposition is that
these objects can te accomplished on favor
able Unas for the city. The third plan is
to take i he water fr..u a dam to be eon.
structed just Mow tbe gorge over which the
railroad bridges are constructed. The
fourth plan is to raise tbe water by steam-
power fn-ni the river btfow tbe falls, at a
point conveniently near to the larger reser
voir, ibis would alio te mure xieosive
than to get the water irom just above tbe (alls
m " COB,,oetc1 tbe most exjen-
aiw ..f all
The annual exj'ente oi w. tk- I
" ,U "lb"7 i. ..id
by water power is estimated to be much less
k... .1 Bnaa. A -
There more elaborate examinations and
imaU B"d dtK"r,'n' havt
tCU,"edl ,,mc aDd &""td ,tnc
l"e , out ii.ey wire umvuiuauie ii a wore
oi suci. magnitude ana iiuroruncc as lost
. i i
wT&lrr Vl tit ! nts rr ti (v-v-n u ith nmilM-M
or coMucted wttn salct and economy. We I
lKpe tne . rk wli. be Oeguu toon and pros-
, I - I
In reelect of curt, i i lie tbe diSiereat
lowing estimates, bv Air. McAltMoe :
From the Lake, by steam, in iron pipes.
" " River at upper dam in iron
pipes. 149 100
From the Hirer at R. R. bridge, in
iron pipes, ICS oSo
From the River below &Us (by steam) 1C7.055
TLe above estimate- do not include tbe
est of the present waterworks, nor of
watcr-iigbt at tbe lake, fur tbo first
plan. The ct of replacing the old water
woiks pipes with new ores, of iron is esti
mated at $24,600. Tbe cost of operating
tbe works, if !y steam power, is estimated
at $0000 to $S0O0 ; if by watcrpowerat
$1750 to $3000. Tbe cost of the dam and
land damages at tbe river is estimated at
$30,CC0 at the uprcr dam, of which it is
fupjKScd tbe other owners of water rights
will bear two thirds, leaving $10,000 for the
city to pay
It is tbns shown to bc ranch tbv c lira rest I
to build a dam and sui jlv tbe citv from tl e I
River ; and lor other reasons the engineer
rcci m mends this plan.
The LasEfiL Hau. Mestinc. There was
what was intended to be a grand Johnson
rally at Faneuil Hall in Rcston on Wednes
day, which was as "thoroughly a democratic
meeting as any that ever rallied on the Chi
cago platform, proaouuev-d tho wars failmc
or condemned I'resident Lincoln," says the
Boston Journal. A good many of tbv prm
inent men wbo bad been advertised to appear
were not present, and or tlwse tvliu wire,
must looked ashamed o! it. Itw-.son-if
the feeblest ami moet insignificant mc-ctii g,
in point of intellectual and political influ
ence tbat ever afeembkd tbeic. Of tie del
egates to the Philadelpba Contention elected,
lour-niins arc Known urmoctats or ot demo-
t cratic proclivities. Ihc dch-g.te at large
I for Mas&ihu-rtts arc ltolert C. Wmtbrop
of Boston, Josiab G. Abbott of Boetun, lea-
ah Davis ot Worcester. Darius X. Couch ol
Taunton, William button of Salem, John
Quincy Adams of Quincy, George Ashruum
ol Springfield, E. C. Bailey of Boston.
The X. V. World j ropesce tbat tLe Phil-
adclphia Convention shall get drunk before
proceeding to business. Tbat we nay do"
justice to the genius th.t dcvUcd this phn,
wc quote the World's remarks :
"In an oidinary Lusiness convention, there
is merit in expedition ; Lut where tha object is
tbe renewal cf acquaintance and friendly inter
ccurse, and the re-establishment cf cordial rela-
tiers among brethren who have been entranged,
time must be allowed for thawing rcserie and
removing impediments to thit 'Sow of soul' 1
which is the : endearing cireumsta.ee la'an in
terebange of couitesiea. Till the members have
...i j-.v- ..i ;v..i ...i.., .rA i.... 1
eaicu, , - .v&i.ui., "- . - .
become mellowed by conviviality into an easy
- .- r -.,..1 :n . . !n v i ii- I
reciprocation of good will, it will be hardly ex
pedient for them to enter on tbe discussion 'of
pitb and moment' which the country stand on
tiptoa to bear and awaits with listening ears."
American Institute of Instruction.
In the afternoon, at t'te re-ajciuh!in of
the Institute, a di ens ion was had upen
"Education ni.d Reco-.struction," opened by
Thus D. Aiiaiis of Newton,Ma?s. In course
of tbe discussion Hon. L. K. Chittenden
was called on by the Chairman and made a
short and pertinent speech. Several other
gentlemen spoke upi.n tbe subject, after
which, in place of the usual five-minute re
cess, two or three chorus, s were sung, under
the load of Mr. Gordon.
Tbo tegular subject for discussion, 'Read.
ing as a fine Art." tea. then taken up, and
ten-mioute speeche were m0 hy Messrs
ClaBin, kUiic, Monroe, Itichards.I'rof. Duek
baa and others.
Daring tbe discussion to exemplify the
tuctbuu of instruction iu reading, a clasj
fuiiBcd of fifteen or twenty gentlemen
and Mies, meurs of the Institute, who
were pot through i lesson just Kfce children,
I by one of tbe teacl ,rs.
1 be chairman ann ...nm- i that tile bills of
! all the lady teachers yet quartered at tbe
hotels would be paid up lo the present time
by the committee, and that they would be
(urnisbed with eecumaiiidatiims at private
he'oies upon cpnlicaii tn :., ihe committee.
The llall was crowded, us usual, to over
flowing. The lecture . bv Prof. W. S.
- """:v"1 - S -
11 in subject was
01 e 'cti0S Socrates. He began
Beginning. He inculcated self-know!-
"cwa"a mortal enemy ty pretense
I . . . I
I "Bd vln o0"""!!- combined tbe sym-
pathiesof youth with the wi-dom of age.
He made it his chief miu to correct errors.
He taught one tbiog at a time. His educs-
eation was a true dtmcinq out of t' e powers
within tbe minds of bis scholars. He made
little use of books, teaching mainly by ques
tion and answer aid he wrote no books.
his pupils being bis legacies to the world.
He insisted on definite ideas. He regarded
himttlf as an instrument of Divine Provi
dence. These points w re all enhrged upon
Rt length In closing, Piol. Tvlcr dwelt
forcibly npon tbe re-pot-Mbiii y of American
teachers, a tie educe tots of tie future m
len of this great nation, flu discourse was
a little dry in the delivery ; hot was rain.
tally sound and instructive in It' matter.
and was received witb spjlau r.
After tbe lecture Mr. Sl nr.', ,J Boston
dtlis-btcd the audience with some admirablo
short reading and rerittti n- rr a Wash
ington Irving, Hamlet's Soliloquy, Robert
Browning, Jean Ingelow, and a humoroos
dialogue, which sent all away sailing.
The proeredings of tne forenoon were the
discussions as laid down in ti e pr. gramme.
andsome tributes to the memorf of President
Wayland. In the absence ol Prof. Ureen of
I,, , . .
I Brown University, who was announced for
lecture at 11, our townsmau lion. Ud. F
Edxfniis wss invited to deliver the address
vrn Ly him on 'lucsday at Middkburf
Cusameacnutnt, and kindly complied.
sexatob KDMtnins' DMCorase.
Mr. Elmundt subject was "Learning; the
principal safeguard of Liberty and Order."
The tvents of the last six year. .iid ke. have
reablyjand disproportLruuly developed
tbe physical arts and material forces, aad hate
led us iassnsibl to a degree of blind a lonlioo
of everything that cau be fell aud
heard to tbe undue rxclueiou i xY
mental truths whence spring matt-rul produc
tions of every nature, and of tl? hi jh prin
ciples wbioh produce and rgnlate every
advance of society in its progress towards
Mr. Edmunds discussed br.fiy the proposi
tion that learning has kept pace witb civiliza
tion, and traoed this from the first Christian
lira through the Middle Ages to the present
lis showed by refirrraee to history that
there was ft steady and constant relation between
sail the tt-te of learning in the commuity. The
ill tut rations of this truth drawn from Prussia,
where ignorance is almost unknown, and Spain,
where ignorance is predominant, and from tbe
Northern ant Southern States of our Union,
were exceedingly forcible and happily expressed.
Mr. Edmunds atluled to the immeni- iffect of
learning and education upon the ; radical af
fairs of a State upon ils laws, its edvancement
in the arts, its social institutions. He further
touched briefly upon tbe effect of learning upon
social institutions, miking them liberal and
good upon progress in tbe arts. upon indi-
vidu.il life, enlarging and ennobling even the
Senator Edmunds then considered the value of
leamiLg in its higher sense, ss afficting the
growth and development of true liberty, and tbe
stability of solid order iu a State. ' The long
study iweesaary to sound learning," said be,
"involves also reflection and criticism ; and thus
in general the pursuit of learuine not only stores
tho mini of man with all tbe best treasures ac
cumulated Ly the libors of tbe pas', but it pro
duces tbat barmooioos evolution ot the facul
ties ami capacities in their relative subordina
tion, which has been defined to be live end if
Mcral education. Thus armed and thu trak
ed, the man of leirning becones a pjwer in
binueif- He possesses not only the cxpc..y far
contest, but the mvterials of warfare. He is the
koight wbo must defend the citadel ol truth
anl joitice against all fraud and all lbr;e His
glove mu;t Lang always from the planted spear
in the open high way.
"Ihc body of learned men," said Mr. Ed.
mands, "IcarLel ia this high true sense are to
the woikl of knowledge and of practical affairs,
much what the Church is to the work! of morals.
Its highest and best interests and ends are under
their guardianship; no inteirst or combination
is too large for their power; no wrong or error
is too minute for their observation. Tbey cm-
not be true to their great mission if they sit
continually apart in their lefty solitodes in the
sacred temples of tbeir prophets and apostles.
If, like Moses, they ascend to Leholl the ineff
able brightness of the burning buh, they must,
like him, also strike the rock and bring living
waters tc the people. As they receive the sacred
tables of the law, in mountains inaccessible to
other men, they must descend and expound them
to the tribes below. They must send their Seers
and Warriors into the dasty arena cf every day
Bfc Their voices and their weapons must be
. ...... , , ...
beard in the din of tbat strife between the holr
sppirationj tnat urge us forward and tbe arpe- i
t.tes and jajsiona that drag us down, which the
mcrninz sua evermore shines upon from lcngi-
tads to lonjltuds otst all tha earth. They must
wait fcr praises and cheers, they
' ywiuc, louusu me people
them not. They must draw to them
selves no one profession or calling,
but into every department of human
exertion they must enter. The duties and din
gers and triumphs of the shop and the field
educe benefits and blessings as great as those of
the desk and the forum. On every outpost and
ia every line of the great battlefield of life they
must appear. Teaching, lealing, guiding,
warning, they must themselves not the less be
open to instruction."
Tbe influence of learning is exerted upon
every phase of society and the masses of the
people, catching its spirit, do willing service in
its cause, for they sec that it is Msir cause.
Tbey sec the Talue to themselves and to their
children of its discipline. They learn that
Self-revere rice, sdf-knowledze. sclf.oontrol.
These three alone lead life to sovereign power;
And because right is right, to follow right
In scorn of oooseccenoe."
Finally, said Mr. Edmunds :
"Let me remind you that in true society
there is a brotherhood in all pursuits anil call
ings; that from those who toil in tbe field or in
the forum, to them wbo watch, or study, or
pray in tbe cloister, or trade iu tbe marts, there
run the cords of sympathy and tbe bonds of
union. There are on every baud the same
hopes, the same longings, and the same sorrows;
ws are not alone all arc workers in the same
vineyard, and will, if we work truly, all drink
of tbe rewarding wine. Vie may not sea tbe
frrnwth nf ntir la Imr wo thi mi wmm iL.
good we have done, but nevertheless, it u growth
ibe atom in the slowly rising coral rest or the
budded monument, but tbe reef and the monu
meat arc only the aaa atoms that compose
j them all lifting them, however slowly and
with no backward steps, to be the focadatiocs of
continents or the lofty tributes ami memorials
te great evewts. Let our continuance, then, in
weUdoing be atint; though tbe lingering
years bring us no rewards, persistence and en
durance are but other names lor victory.
And when at last tbe long results of time
sbaU have shown our places and values iu tbe
mended whole of this perpetual life of which
we hare spoken, though haply there nuy not, as
a round the heads of heroes, gather around us
the lustre of assay departed days in a radiance
that culminates as it recedes, stiil we have some
jait place and share in the estimation which
after time, win sorely bestow upon tne ' un
known soldiers' who have fallen on the bcttle
fitUs of life ia tke solitary glory of good deeds
Mr. Edmunds' discourse waa a fine thing,
able, interesting, scholarly in its lone, of
high moral purpose, and was received witb
Itelute commencing the regular exercise-
f the afternoon, the Chairman read a letter
signed by a huge number of Superintendents
from Western Statu and cities, regretting:
tbeir non-attendance at the meeting of the
the Institute ; also a lung litter from Senor
D. J. SuzaicBto, Mini-ter Pleninotentiarv
of tbe Argentine Republic, expressing in
high terms bis appreciation of tbe efforts
lasde by tbe Institute for the cause ot educa
tion and tc questing copies of tbe proceedings
ana oi omer euucaiionai reports, to be for
warded by bini lor distribution in South
ji r . , . . . . .
The Committee on nominations rr ported
the following list of officer. :
William K. Sheldon, Boston, Mais.
I 'ice Presidents :
William Kussell, Lancaster. Mass.; Henry
Barnard, Hartford, Conn ; Samuel S. Greene.
Providence, B. I ; Arid Parish. New Haven,
Conn; George B Kraerson, Bosten, Mass; Na
than Hedges, Newaik, X J; Zalmon Kicbanis.
Washington, 1 C: John W Bulkier, Brooklyn,
X Y; Thomas Sherwin, Boston, Mass; lMvid N
Camp, Xtw Britain, Conn; John D I'htlbrick.
Boston, Mass; Alpbeus Cnsby, Salem, Mas;
Lbemzer Ilervey, New LttdUrd, Mass; Henry
K Sawver. Middletown. Conn; Edward 1
Wieton, Farmington, Me; Emory F Strong,
Bridgeport. Conn ; 1 B Hagar, Salem,
Mars; A P Stone, Portland. Me; Charles North
end, New Britain, Conn; B G Xortbrop. Sax
envillr. Mass; John Knecland. IScxbury, Mass;
T W Valentine, Brooklyn. X V; J E LmlenVH,
Btngor. Me; Joseph White. Willamslown,
Mass; ('barks Hammond, Mouson, Mass; Ab
ncr J I'hipps, Ixiwell, Mass; John W Dickinson,
Westfield, .Mass; Merrick Lyon. Providence, K
I; Klbriifge t-mith, Doiebesler, Mass; Sam'I M
Perkins, Brooklyn. N Y; Sam'I W Maion, B.
ton, Ma.s; A A Miner, ! cston, Ms.s; Alteit
Darkness, l'rovklenee, K I; M II Buckhim,
Ilurlington, V.; I) W Stevens, Fall T.iver. Mas.;
David Crosby, Nashua. X II; Wm P Atkinson,
Recording Secretary :
Charles A Morrill, Beaton, Mass.
Assistant Recording Secretary :
George T LittteSeld, Ssatrvtlle, Mais.
T D Adams, Xewtcn, Ma.s.
J J Ladd, 2'rovideixc, B I.
Granville B Pntnara, Bcstcn, Mass.
J B Horr, BrookHne. Mass.
Samuel Swan, Boston, Mass.
Henry C llardon, Boston, Mass.
James A Page, Boston, Mass.
C Goodwin Clark, Ilji-tcn, .Mr...
Edward Stlekcey, Xewton, Mass.
Charles Hutchics, Boston, Ma.s; George X
Bigelcw. Framingbam, Ma.s; Wm T Alms.
Boston, Mass; A G Hoyden. Bndewa'er. Mass;
W A .Mowry, Providence, U ; t A Calkins. X
T City; J W Webster. Boston, Jla-s; D W
Jones, Koxbury, Mass; J A Banlett, New Brit
ain, Conn; AS Biggins, Brwklyn. X Y"; I X
Camp, Burlingtcn, Vt; 1) W Hoyt. Providence,
TLc report cf the Committee wa accepted
and tec gentlemen named were elected.
By icqucst of the Chairman the new Presi
dent, Mr. Sbeldon,was conducted to the chair
and took charge of the meeting, thanking
the Institnte in a lew words lor the honor
done him by tbeir election.
The Committee on amendments to the
Constitution, by ill. PLiIltick of Boston,
made report itcimactding tLc adoption of
an article icquiricg an annual aisrsemcnt of
cne dollar on tech member of tbe Institute ;
any member to be dropped from the roll af
ter three years non-payment. Under the rules
the amendment was laid over till tbe next
meeting. Resolutions were offered by Mr.
ClsCin of Worcester, in memory of J. F.
Eaton of Acdovcr, and W. J. Adams and
W. G. Kowle of Boston, deceased, late mem
bers of the Institute. Short speeches were
made by several gentlemen and tbo resolu
tions were nnanimoutly adopted.
Tbo President then announced the regular
subject for discussion. "Tbe relitivc dUccs
of the sciences and tbe classics in a liberal td-
ueation," and introduced Prof. Albiet
Hauxxss of Brown University.
must j Mr Harkness urged tho .'mrortance
neeu . siuuy oi u,e Classics rs a meats of culture
and discipline, as opening wide fields
knowledge and giving tbe keys to vast treas
ures tbetcin. He would assign to the
sciences a bigh place in every well arrange. 1
STrtcra of liberal education, bat tl.o sciences
alono are quile inadequate to supply all tbo
wants of tie mitd. Classical ttady has
been proved peculisrlv Sited to give discipline
to tbe mind and develop? its faculties, to in
part a broad and liberal culture-, and to en-
aote one to CLClirstand h own language as
well as tie classic forgoes ard appropriate
tbe knowled-t; contained in them i mi tobriD
.. . , . . . . .
1Uu oj. ...o aw wun ik -rca. minus
It is ohj-'eted tbat a system of classical ed
ucatuni ant i pi d for the 17th eentury by no
means uiets ail tLe wants of the PJlh ; tbat
may be ttue. Lot shall we therefore throw
away all tbe advantages it dies give and
make all our College- mere scientific schools?
a tiulv literal course U iduca'.anis ratccr
one in uLk-h the advantages of both are
Prof. AiKi.NSOA ot the Institute of Tub.
nology was called on ; and though not pre
pared, as Le said to speak at this time, pn
ended to say tbat evin grantirg to the clas
sics all tbe adtantsgir ilaiu.id for them,
they shjuld not le made tl e cx!u. iu l-.Ls
of liberal education, lleignid wiib 1 ':of.
llarkucts that incie kitowltejgc is not iduca
tiun, and said ll.at it was in eitt: ils ti . ad
vi eaten ol iilsmiw! ai u ecieLtinc .:. r ti n.
would be hiLLd lo disagree. Classii .in
cation was yet coo much an uduc.tx.i !
class, as it was of necessity at tbe revi..l .1
letters, still a caste education ,- vvbeie
modern times and here the proolrm is Low
to secure a .yHeia of edccaikn, utt lor a
few, but for alt.
It is not tbat Latin and Greek are usrhss.
but tbat ll.iy are made tie sole founda'.i
of educatiin ; and a young man so c-ui.ittti
bus belt- put throueb a distorted i rctss
to speait, wbicn Orpnvcs him cl tliowr
to study the Seie nces as he pioi.lJ. Tien
i a true oic'er of study, as yet laxilv devt I-
od ; nature surely meant that we should
b-.gin witb tbe world about us not witb
dead tongues. Tbestndv of science is d.s-
ciplinary and should not be taken up in a
mere utilitarian way.
Tbe true idea of a Ucivtisitv is an ia.-ti-
totiun w be re in every di&ren: cast of mind
can find iti natural food and be assisted in
its i .ituial development. Tbe great mi dig.
cation ol the clastic courses of our school.
ieded. is the incoiporation of sew r (- swlie
wcie not even in existence when i lassie lit
erature was revived.
Botb gcntlemrn-neie londir atrlau-id at
the close of their remarks.
The platfiim wes then cleared t r an ex-
hit ition of a class in -'object teaching," bv
Mise Elkn Seaver of O.-wego, a mi st inter
esting exercise, witi.es.ed with tie deer
aiicniion oy ii.e auuitnee. J1..8 leaver im
pressed open the minds of fifteen or twrntv
cbildttn, ueist of wLim she Lad Liver seer
U lore, tbe idets ot i jacity, transpaiencv
aid tcmi-tianssrcncv, Ly sacking tl.im ol -
serve tor them. elite these (i ml. tits in tin.
gls ss and vinegar.
Mr. Calkins. Superintendent of Public
School? in Xi-w ork city, made a few re
marks to show the value which Lad tec nloui.d
in such lessens, in enabling the children to
learn other tLings more easi'y and rj kly.
Tbe evening services was oceu icd by short
speechis fr m Missis. I'nasE el Kich-.ond.
LaDO of 15. 1.. J. S. Adjus cf Burlirgton.
Moaais of Cal.. KunikiMi of Washirgtm,
HavkondiI O.-wtgo, Puilcriik ot B ston,
S.cwTiaif Mic'iilitown, loen, Wiiite oi
Mats., ai.d others, in tl e listening to wm.h
the JidHnre seemed to find much jli-an.r. .
During the evening, by request. Mr Mon
roe recited "The Ircm-bman and the rats,"
to tl-e great diliht of tbe hearers.
The report ol the Committee on resolu
tions was called fur, ard Mr. Cladin of Wor
cester lead a resolution expressing tic i
debudcess and thanks ol the In-titute oi
Instruction to the local etrnmittte and tie
citisens of Builington Tor thiir hospitality
in accommodating more than 350 iadv teich-
its attending tbe Institute ; to th city au
ttioiilie for tbe fiee use of tie Il.ill ; to
tbo diSeicnt hotel krers who made a dis
count on tbe bills of iscinbcr of tl c Insti
tute; to the railroad and steamboat com
panies for udiicicig fare; to the diff.rcnt
speakers and lecturers wbo had favored the
Institute ; and to the retiring (.Set r especial
ly tbe late Piesid. nt, Mr. Xortbrop ol
Framingbam. lor their ability in conductirg
tbo affairs of tbe A.soemtion.
Mr. Sheldon, tbe Chairman, said tbit he
Id been especially requested by Mr. X irtr
rop. now abeent, toexpresi the bigb gratifi
cation and pleasure be had felt at tbe man
ner in which tbe Institute bad been received
by the citizens of Burlington, a reception
which he should ever remember with grate
Mr. Philbritk thought the first tar: of the
resolution was not strong enough ; it didn't
nearly express h leeltngs of tbe members.
Mr. Hichards I jr tbe Committee, raid they
bad purpo.ely left the resolution so, think
ing that gentlemen would like to explain
and put some of tbeir own feelings into lan-
Mr. C'rosd-", of Nashua, i bc had at
tend, d rauny such mietings, and believed tbe
Committee and citizens here had djne tbe
best bc ever saw. lie never knew so larze
an assembly of this kind so thoroughly and
kindly oared for.
Tbe resolutions were unanimously adopted.
Mr. J. W. llictot of this city, said a few
wotds iu reply, to tLc cfiiet tbat it was a
profit as well as pleasure to cnttrlain culti
vated and intellectual pcr.ur:. , ttbt whatev
er hospitality Lad lien exttnded, was given
cheerfully by tLc citizens, who only, if bc
might sicak fur otteis as for hitutclf, but
followed the exam le and pi ccpts of their
Tbe audience tbtn rote and targ " Bo
thoa. O God, exalted high." ltd by Mr.
Sliekney. and the cLai.man declated the In
stitute adjourned for one year.
Tbus ended a session which bas been of
much profit as well as pleasure to all wbo
have attended it. Tbo Lumber present must
have been over 4SU ; and wc bear but one
expression of satisfaction among thou- we
Lave met. TLc local committic took uu-
wearied pins to make it pleasant for all to
of I far C3 Uy ia thcir anJ tne sentiment
last evening was decided that tbey had ad
To-day a good many went upon tho
various excursion tripe arranged for them by
t!e Steamboat Ccmrany to Lake George,
Crown Point. Plaitsburg and Montreal.
TUB HIsTKICT CON VliNTIOX.
orisioss or the i-kzss.
the St. Albans Transcript,
iinxtcr Should not be Nom
inated. There are many cogent reasons why Mr. Eax-
- I sbou!'1 "X again be a candidate fcr Congress.
. I rtrw, be has no claims upon the office. 1 e has
not dispbted anv marked ability. n
displated anv marked ability, nor bas he
grappled with the great and important questions
X tbe diy in any other than a frtble manner
The most that bis most ardent friends can. or do.
elate tor turn is, he bas beeu kind and attentive
lo sokliers. And tor this has ha not fully re
ceived his reward at tbe hands of the peCpte id
this District, who have given him three elections?
Considerable opposition, as ts well known, was
mired two years ago against Mr. Baxter's third
nomiaalion; so muca so that his friends were at
out time ftanul that he would not obtain it. To
iju.et this opposition was no easy task; ntr
MouM it have Ucn done had there not been aa
earnest desire un the prt of Mr. Baxter's oppo-
Muts to prevent dissensions in the Lawn party
u this iHstnct. and a positive, unequivocal and
authi rilatiie declaration ihit Mr. Baxter would
-ot iu any event ask for a fourth nomination.
Have Mr. Baxter's trier. Is forgotten tne decUr
tkn tbey then made ? No, they cannot have
lof gotten it. They made it eici the people, an 1
(.rocure Jlr. Buxier's nominaLon, as they are
u w nuking false suirawi.ts lo procure Lis
tuuitn noouuativa. Do the perjie approve of
-m-h poliueil treachery and cheat .:g T We be
coiid .grave charges of corruption are brought
t-.i.i Mr. BiXIer, which it is insisted cau be
rrovtn; but, admilliug for the sake .argument
.lat tbee cnaiges are not true, ought wenut to
wTe larmbcr of Coogress fruiu tbi. District
ho is beyvud uisi above even tbe suspicion uf
.rrupinu. Mr. ItjXKr's eoutse cannot be un
x.epiiuuable or he never woukl hive given oc--eiuti
tur these charges, be they trueor false.
.. such cliarges wre ecer brought ajunjt Col
umcr or Foot, or PoUad. or hdmuu-.. or Mr
rdi, or l-uodbnugr, andyct alt of these men have
ami. or do have, bitier oppvuents. Even in the
xcuiog tfrn-ituriiil euaiisl between Mr. Mernil
uul JuJg. PuUud, no one hit dared to call m
uwstiou Judge Poland's twtiesty and integrity.
and vice versa.
lu.ro, Mr. Baxter has more than once declar
ed, nitbiu a very few mouths, that he did not
care lor tbe omce, and should not agun allow his
uautv lo te used. U by then is he now in the
Or Id ? implv because the men w bo have fur
Ot last six years usl him to further their own
ends, tusist uu it. They do not want tbe power
bieb tbey have wiekted 30 despotically to slip
Hum their hands, and tbey 'lo not mean it shall,
f rootle v can prevent it. I be matter is entirely
id tbe hands ot the PEOPLE, aad if they will
only do their duty we baveano tear as to the
From the Newport Vt. Express.
It set ras to be the most fitting time for the
people to "arise in their might," and assume
He control of tMfce attiirs wbica beUH g only to
hem, but which for years have bteu taiuaged
oy a ring of political leaders and a horde of of
fice seekers. A change certainly is demanded,
toil Irom the fcvhng mauifestsU mail portions of
is LuHrut, we iuige most certainly tbat a new
candidate wilt be presented.
Mr. outer has bekl the position longer than
my of his predecessors, and we believe bas been
tbos amply rewarded tor all tbe services he has
nriHletd ibe da net. Btstdes, it seems to have
oren iully understood, if not absolirely promis
ed, tbai at thvetsl of the present term be would
leave tbe field. He ean, therefore, present no
valid claim whatever to a lesomiaation. and we
do not b. lieve the freemen of the district arc
lisnsed to grant Mr. Baxter a life-lease of the
ithee. in preference to scores of other men.
uaally iltservmc tbe position, in nomt of nat
ural ability, culture or ebaractrr. Several cac-
lfclule bate been spoken of, but the notHihr
reeling teems just now to settle upon Hon. IL H.
Hoyt, of St. AltMor, as tbe most avaiKWe min.
ltd tbeie is but little if any doubt of bis selec
tion as tbe man for tbe place. lie u endorsed
oy every new.paper in the district, and from a
limited acquaintance with him, we can heartily
unite in their opinions of tbe man, sod cf his
-minent .j-ohcatiucs and fitness fur the po
From the SI. Albans .Messenger.
JtH.gr Hoyt t os-esses many oualifieatwcs for
Ibe pe.it.on fur whxh he is presented. He his
been of service iu the State, aad his character
as a just atd honorable man is known and ap
preciated; and in the event uf hia nomination
ty the conventiiD, he would nce.ve tbe heart v
support of FranLlm County.
Frum the Barton Standard.
Now then, biciaf.Mr. UtiUr had tke office
as lone as he car. in reason, expect, arid bas no
claim to it. on the gound of superior merit or
ab'lity ; and bee u? Orleans County eaa assert
no farther ciaim. until the West side of the
Mountain has bad its turn; and beeaote
we believe the office should bs passed
around aa I different localities having worthy
candidates, 1-ealU.wrd to share its honors; and
fuither, Ucc'ise we believe a chance tends to
purify . and eteaas the pirty of corruption and
venality ; we are constrained to sav. ibat. in
oor judgmeBt, a new man s ouVl be obosen, to
.accent air. Uaxter. This is sot our siy alone.
Out of tbe eiht republican f apsrs in the dis
trict, every ooe, except ibebt. Ait aa. .Messenger,
calls luurfly, for a change. Mure th m this, we
bel.eve the people not outy expect, but desire it;
aad feeling tbus, we ask tbe farmers of Orleans
aud Lssex counties, to cosm out to convention at
Hvprpark. the 15ih, Quit your work one day.
id assemble and settle this matter vouiselves:
bea it will be well dote; much better, we be
lieve, than if you leave it te the wire-pulle s
a tut tffioe-buklers.
We asy come out; awl we believe it will re
sult ia the eboics of a new man. Wbo that
oa.u shall be, it is of course net for us to sir.
W. cm stwtk only for ourselves, and in doi i
so we say. Judge Hoyt is our caodslate; and we
most coitlmlly rreomtMod biui to ibe confidence
ot tbe people. We regard him as empbaiieally
ibe - ti.pie s caoif icfcttr, anil believe that if
selected, he - ill Serve them faithfully, and at
ine sme nine, ao inem minor, aa tbeir repre
Tux objict or TUB PlIILaDUrillA Co.we.v-
tioj. there has been considerable doubt as
to what tie exact I usincie ol the Philadel
phia CoLTintim is to Lo. We find the fol
lowing right on tic subject in the Heme
((korgi. ) Courier, a pater which eooes to
o weekly, wrspte-d in blank requisitions of
t'ic relel quartermaster's department. Tbe
obi.f work ot the Convention is it seems to le
to denounce tbe oath which forms the tc.t
between the loyalists and tlo reliefs of tbe
S uth. " li tLis is not tbo result," nsks
tLe Courier, " what is tbo use of a Conven
tion . Sure cnuugu.
Bevottd the general declination of waraiainst
Iks enemies of the Constitution, &iys the Maeon
etegrapa, as Ibe great lew for ail tne States
of the bnMU, the chief work ot lie Philadel
phia Convention will be to denounce the Con.
gitstwnal Test Oath as uncnrstitulioDal, and an
aet of levolution and tyranny. If this be left
as it is, there is no ute for any other action
The whole Convention will be an utter ftilurr.
There w ill, and can, be no relief to the Southern
people, no restoration of l'.t publican liberty, so
long as th s infimous act ol oppressiun and dis
franchisement disgraces the statute bock. We
ful r agree with the B-cbmend Dispatch, when
it says tbat the logic of events lead them to this.
If this be not the result, what is thereof a
Convention? What is the ue of disputing at
all with Radicalism ? It tbe test oath be proper
and constitutional, why, in God's name, let the
lUdicals eintir.ue in power? That is tbe very
coiner stene of lLvdicalism. It is the barrier
tbat excludes from effice and power all but Rad
icals. It is the tap root f Radicalism. The
Conventicn must reject it, or they will be noth
ing more cr lets than a Radical assemblage.
Portus Baxter calls the postmasters in this
District "My postmasters '' As be looks at
it, they are not tic servants of the people,
ui his se'van's. 11. w manv are ready to
acknowledge that they are owned by Mr.
Baxter, body and soul ?