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VOL. XKKV- NEW SERIES VQLXII BURLINGTON, VT FRIDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 7 I8GG NUMBER NINETEEN
l o c I r "
Under the I.caics.
Oft have I walked these woodland paths
In sadness, no. foreknowing
Tht undernt!'' withered leaves
The flow." 01 'PE w,re EN""1
To-J w'n! TC T awy
raose wrecks of autumn sjdeaador
Ami here the fair Arbutus flowers
Arc springing fresh anil lender.
O, prophet flower, with lips of bloom.
Surpassing in their beauty
The pearly tints of ooeta shells,
Te teach me Faith and Duty !
Walk life's dark way, ye seem to sty.
In faith and hope, fcreknowning
That when man sees but withered leaves.
God bees the feir flower growing.
itS i s e c I I n ii v .
Kali! hhiI ntmtnlonmciit l 'rhool sirl.
HER CAREER ENDED BY THE DROWNING
OF IIKKSELP AND CHILD.
From the Detroit Post.
At PaioesriUc, Ouiu, is a ycry tiopular
It male seminary, where the young Sadie arc
kept nnder tbe most careful surveillance,
and where one would naturally soiipooe a
t nif Ur could not gain admission. Except
n Wednesday afternoon, tulle visitors are
r t admitted, and then mi opportunity is
. I! irded tor private int'-rv k d.
Attracted by the reputation of this school,
t.d anxious to affird Ins child every advan
ugc in his power, Mr. John Colwell, a farni
r living near Eric, Pa , tt his daughter
Delia, a very pretty arirl some sixteen yearn
A ngc, to this seminary. For some time ber
..induct was such as to command the respect
ar.d esteem of her teacher, and to w in for
Ik r the enviable position of the model schol
nr in the institution. She excelled both in
- i.olarship und conduit, and tlie most flat
ttring atv-.unt' w.r- forwarded to her
During one of the Wednesday receptions,
a yuun.i man named Henry Brand, plausible
ii.d well drett-cd. yet baling no regular oc
i: jjvtion, rveanns acquainted with Miss Uot
w 1 11. and (mm toe sequel it is apparent, suc
ceeded in making a iavoratilc impression.
Evading the rules of the school, stolen inter
views were uiaiaaged between the pair, and a
clandestine o irrcepondciiev kept up for some
weeks without detection. They at last be--.ima
careless, and the matron ol the semi
i.:iry discovering the sffuii , forbid Him Col
well leaving the bouse alttr dark, and pot a
btup tj tlie visits of youi.r Brand opon re
.vption days. The piroHuti .t, was taken too
I ite fi r the happincs. of the otir girl, wno,
1 ving ti.e young man. fiau placed her honor
bor life in his keeping. .She deteraiined
ii to be debarred Iroui Uj: pleasure of his
- en ty, and a rope ladder living been pro-
. ii'. J, he was enabled, under the v. of
!..iknec, tt ascend to her i .i..n. which was
... tin. m L-ond fctory, aud Uh t- ) aw )Hturs in
' r -nipanj, sometimes ii- 'irc nipht.
I v it'mcnt, loss of sleep, :'i..l the prrae
i::t.,ni of mind cotn .(u.nt upon this
.ii;r uf life gradually t.Ul upm the spirits
i"l ji:.li8 of study of t!r v.junj; girl, and
-' i i-ur. iy and rapidly ,i-. (ji.:ded in her
'i. '.i - un'il ber fr Mti"ii l niiti- ime of the
.r:ai.dm't tij,tmi ,''! it. tt ' 1.
1 j h could -.ot ! eirre i on witti-
..u! x i'iirg fiM-piei.in uirtf ;. n.arlc, and aj
;,iU'n U inp put Um her. M llrani was j
.d m tt.r nry act l eiinig iur win
After such a din-..;. . it ws, of j
a ia.T.ur oi imp i-m '.i i iiiai sue
i. i irei tie retained t;i t niMitution,
w.'b. lite next day. .ill- r ini.ig for
i illy expIed in t'uc tt xtnr.- .,1 th- kcbool.
.iitint i to tier rouu until Ui parents eoM
' piionu nod to cood.iot tier h. ...
In cjujiUancc witli a rqu. t whioh Kraud
iuundiu-ius t.i cuniniunicate u her. Miss
' Awi-U ui t Vim at one f t! hotels in the
' v. ii, and Hrrangcmei.:' i r nu elopement
luiage jvr.iettd ltwu the two, they
.uiigMttiid iijtint lMlai.d as their future
h n,i. I! fore this plan could be carried
ut. Mr. ( lwcll arrived and found bis
iaug'.itcr at thn depot, waiting for the train
r.)Hin vsi.i.li she contemplated leaving
I'ji: liic. He at onec took eharge of ber,
;'.i i j! r delivering a Well descrwd chas
tiHi.. i.t i t Brand, startid with her home.
I ; nient he bad received aroueid all j
: i .r : passions in the bri .i'i of the
- i.: i.. n and be determini t id tucceed m
i.m- t ip ohject o! hie desiics at any
:i :r .,i!.!o. lie tbcreinii'. unknown to
M: (.'iluell, took the same train with them,
' T' viuic means to communicate the fact
t i .1.1, who, in obcJkuc - to a request from
i. i. liian.iged to evade tl e v iilanee of ber
' .t..i r, and at Uirard, where a train moviug
in x'jc upiositc direction met them to change
. u - aid return with herbivcr to I'sinetvillc,
while her father was rapidiy been whirled
along in an opposite direction At the first
station at which the train siopicd they lelt
it and, on lo..t, proctedetlTrra place whence
:! j pro. 'tired a conveyance V '.'oncaut.Ohio,
;.:d" tlcre tojk pa'S.igo tor this city on the
- .w Sea Binl, which wa isiand for Sagi
i. vtri I'Ktd of lumber. Amving in De
: it s'lotit the first uf July. :i.fj procured
i ir.l at a i. nnan's n IlaMmc street, and
d together fir a sh-rt time as loan
i,dti!e, although tln-v bad never' been
in in ic 1 ai.d li.Kud rcfustd l.. 1. -ulii-.- their
: ti.ctinn. TI.e natural i.Mii' having en- I
md. Iitand, either licing afrnd f the eon- j
- .latDOfc. or becomtpg tmd . f bis victim, i
t'ndtned ber in a strange city, wilhont
i nev and wi'l.out friends.
The j -. pie w ith whom els? was Uwrding
uld ti .t keep her wiihut ilt eoiupensa
,i .n which it was not in her p. wer to give.
II. r litiatiun r.icclud.d the jiossibilitj f
.v..rVing f.r a living, and ..venk-mc by beT
Misfortunes she lost lier nn and became
wretched wanderer, without a sbelttt and
v. ithont f-vuL In this ct.diiiun slic re
nnincd until lont two weeks since, when
she was diceovcred in an alley near Hastings
strot.in pr. jt distress S.sne charitable
jn-rs.'ns ii. tne vicini:y t'i her to their
, n home, tend, d her t'irough' her great
iiial. ar.d larcd for !r and tu r infant son
until yesterday morning, wUa thty missed
!.er and her liabc, the room b! e liaving occu
pied being vacant. A saieh for her rcsult
, d in finding, at the foot ..: Hastings street,
t'.c shoes which she bid worn and tbccloth
i,.. f the child. In all human probability
c has sought m a Wf.trrj crave. t!- peace
i, could mver br.d . u ...r:h. I benwt
liecn dragged, lait wi:. -ut unding the
' lies of cither mother . r '-Uui.
Although Henry Brand did not with his
.wnhand take the lite l 1 1. 1 young con
fiding girl, be is as gu.l'y "I uiurder iis
he did so He will n ibr.wigh lite
Kith the brand of rm ..n hi brow, a man
; ursed and shunned.
l.fN. (iUST AM Till. I'HLMUiaiCr. A
gentlvmi.n of thlseitv, n iniimt friend of
(ien. Giant's, eslUd on l.i.n in Washington
not long since His purpose wr to get the
inllucnce cf Gen. Grant with the I'reridtnt
m relation to an office in tl.e city. Gen.
(;mnt told him franklv tli.t his name would
l,e of no service to him, but an injury. Ho
ho hut snti.-iled verv hv ol the favois
..f the President, and to thtm no favorable
response ts returned. He said that one
day Mr. Johnson spoke with him in relation
to it. He said to Gen. Grant . You say
that you are not a candidate lur the Presi
dency. Now promii; inc." said the Presi
dent, that jou will njt let your name be
used in connection with that oUiccaud 1 will
grant you any favor in uiy power to be
stow " To this Gen. Grant replied . " Mr.
Johnson 1 am not n candidate. But supjoso
the people insist upon making luc one, what
can I do? And besides Mis. Grant has been
reccntlv looking at the White House, and
thinks "she can run that establishment quite
as well as it is run now. And you know,
Mr. President, that these women will do
prcttv much us they please. And Mrs.
Grant would decidedly object to my giving
any such promise." The President looked
ua if be did not understand cxarfrjr whether
this was in jest or in earnest. JV Y. Cor.
Hic At grass.
C. G. Jt U. X.. 1IEXEDICT.
EDITORS A!ID rR01RIETCR8.
FRIDAY MORNING. NOVEMBER 7. 186C
The Third I)I.trictlJcgiatirc Caucus.
Fill Endorsement or Hon. W. 0. Sunn
The position of Mr. Smith in reference to
the Congressional nomination has been
consistent and honorable one throughout.
He elated freely, as soon as he was informed
of Mr. Baxter's withdrawal, that he did not
uesire to be a candidate as the nominee of
Mr. Baxter, or of any clique ; but only as
the choice of the majority of the party, and
with a reasonable prospect that the party
would cordially unite on bim at tho polls.
With that view, supposing that after Mr.
Baxter's withdrawal the people would be
fully represented by their delegates at Hyde-
park, he agreed to accept the nomination of
that Convention, if it fcliould be tendered
him ; and with the same putpobc, under
standing that a considerable portion of the
party claimed that they were not represented
at Hydrpark, he on Wednesday cvcniDg last
submitted the question to a convention of
tht members of the Legislature from the
Third district, as the only body in any way
represent!!);; the people that could be as
sembled before election.
The Caucus organized bv the choice
f Senator Ilendee of Lamoille Co
as chairman and Frederick M. Van-
sieklen, of Burlington, as Secretary,
Henry Burt, Esq , of Swanton. stated
that the object ol the meeting was to en
deavor to heal the unhappy divisions in the
Hepubliesn titty of the 3d Congressional
District : he had been informed that Hon.
Worthington C. Smith, one ol the gentlemen
named for Congrats had offered to submit
his claim to the Senators ami Keprescnta
tives from the 3d District, and he therefore
movtd that Mr. Smith be invited to address
the Caucus. Mr. Smith in a brief and lisrxl
aouie speech explained to the Caucus that he
had no connection with the declination of
Air. Butter, and also read his letter in reply
to that 'd .ludge White, (which we copy be
l w) c a brief statement ot his political
views. As to the congressional nomination,
he cheerfully committed himself t the nitc
dcviei'iii of the Senators ami Representatives
Irom the 3d District.
Senator Bjrlow made a personal explana
tion, stating that there was no bargain
about Mr. lUxter's declination and that Mr.
Baxter declined from consideration' of his
own Mikly. Ur Barlnw cxprettly denied
tf.c silegid charges of any consideration be
ing paid, or pledges madu, to Mr. Baxter
upon his withdrawal as a candidate His
(Mr. H.trlow) position was Mich a to cn-
able him t. know that all such charge were
wholly fal.-e and Without foundatao . .Mr.
Burt denounced a circular signed by Asa
Kcynoids, E. A Souk and W. 1). TUcr,
as containing statements ant roe and Insult
ing to himself and every voter in lite dif
tric:. The charge againft Judge lloyt, of
complicity in any " trade " about Mr. Bax
ter's withdrawal and Mr. Smith's nomina
tion, be pronounced utterly fslsc.
A ballot was then taken with the foltow
ingresnlt. Whole number ol votes. 61
Worthington C. Smith, 45
Asa (. AWis, 16.
On motion of Senator Biker, ol Orleans
Co., KConJed by Henry Burt. Eq., of
Swanton, the nomination of Mr. Smith was
made uuanimout, and tho Caucus adjourned
in good feeling, all satisfied that the good ot
the jarty and the credit of the State re
quires the hearty and united support or Mr.
Smith at the polls. The result must remove
all remaining doubt on that point, and
should ensutc Mr. Smith's triumphant
election on Tuesday.
JCUOE WlUTll'g LL'TTCa.
Babtos. Oet. 2Sth, 16C0.
Hon. WcKTiitsoTOS C. Smitu,
Sit : Noticing from the public press that
you have been presented as a caadidite fur
Congress lrom the 3rd District I thought tt pro
per to address you relative to your present and
fist political opinions.
If this on my part is not considered improper,
I trust you will communicate to me, in such a
manner as will suit jour convenience, the re
quired information. As a republican I desire
very much, and above all things, thit tht re
publican patty in the 3rd District may unite
upon one man as it is well known that as a
plurality of the votes elects, a scattering vote is
really a vctc for the enemy.
The opposition with unerring eye is watchin;
every move in oor now comparatively unsettled
condition, but there is no danger if we are
united, and in this view I wish to be prepared
to state your political position to the republicans
in my part of the district should 1 1 enquired
of, though 1 have no doubts upon the subject
myself. , ,
lisping jou will cheerfully comply with my
request I remain very respectfully,
Your obedient servant,
ME. SMITH'S EEl'LV.
M03.TI-U.1EB, Oct. )th. 1606.
Hob. Elisha White,
Dkab Sie : Your note of the 26th has come
to hand and I hasten to reply. I cheerfully ac
cord to yourself and all others the propriety of
enquiring in regard to my political opinions.
At the present time when so much is at stake
in retard to a wise and safe resolution of ques
tions affecting ea vitally the peace and unity of
the country, it is especially proper that any one
who is brought before the people for a high and
responsible office should drtlarc himself plainly
The limits cf a letter do net justify a lengthy
disiussion of all the important questions now
absorbing public atteafon, nor of the causes
which have combined to arouse the people to
thouzhtful consideration and wise action.
win. ii. fir.t Ktartlinir announcement of
armed and rebeUious resistance to the power and
authority of the government, I felt that the tine
had come when every loyal man should take his
stand boldly and manfully for his country.
and when every form of treason or disloyalty
should not only be suppressed and subdued but
should receive its just punisbntnt.
During the whole progress of the war I gre
to the government my earnest and zealous sup
port in its grand effort to maintain its dignity
and supremacy, and contributed according to
my ability to aid and encourage those who went
out in defense of their country, and who by
their gallant and heroic deeds have won such
bright laurels for themselves and imperishable
honor aud renown to their native stats..
When the government had asserted its might
and its right, had put down all arraid resistance,
and settled, as I trutt forever, all right or power
of States to secede or rebel.the difficult and com
rlicated questions cf restoration and adjustment
came suddenly and prominently before the
pesple for their consideration and decision.
To the unfortunate disagreement or want of
harmony between Congress and the President
need not specially tcfer. Unfortunate as it may
have seemed, it his at least educated us all to
clearer and wiser views of the true theory and
practical workings of a republican form of gov
ernment, and has defined the just forms and re
lations of the executive and legislative depstt
ments, each to the other.
Congress rightly, as I think, claimed and as
serted the right to prescribe the modes and im
pose the conditions upon which the States lately
in rebellion could be safely restored to their
practical relations to the Government. To this
plan the States that have thus fir spoken have
given their emphatic approval and to it, and
to all leading measures which are sustained by
a majority of Congress, I give my hearty and
cordial support, believing that through them
can best and soonest be secured restored peace
and permanent union, established as they will
be ou the sure and lasting foundations of free
dom and political equality. Uniting with you
in the hope that the Republican party of this
District will not allow themselves to be so
divided and districted as to lose the position
and prestige to which they are justly entitled. I
am my dear sir,
Yenr obedient servant.
WoKTHlsoTox C. Smith.
Tin: position or judck alius.
LETTER I ROM JUDGE KELLOGG.
SbXATE CUAHBEE, MOXTPELIKB, )
Oct. 29th, 180C. J
-Wj i)far .Sir .-
In your letter of the 27th incL, ahtch
you were pleased to address to me, you inform
me that the Hen. Asa Owen Aklis has been put
in nomination by a portion of the freemen ef
the 3d Congressional District as a candidate for
member of Congress, to be supported by the
freemen of said District, at the ensuing election;
and you therein enquire whether I aiu author
ized to withdraw Judge Aldts' name from the
contest. and whether, in the eent of his elec
tion, he would return and enter uron the duties
of the office? In teply to these enquiries I re
mark, that I am consttent Judge Aldis has no
knowledge of his nomination, or that such nom
ination was ever contemplated by his fellow citi
zens of the District, and I cettainiy have no
authorit) from the Judge, directly or indirectly,
to withdraw his nsme from the contest, or to
take any action whatever, either in relation to
his nomination or the withdrawal of his name
from the canvass.
As to the remaining ecquiry, of whether the
Judge, if elected, would accept the position and
enter upon the .liscliaige of its duties, you will
readily perceive my ansaer mut I mere matter
of t pinion which, perhaps, others could as well
determine as m self. .Uy oirn opinion, how
ever, is, that should the Judge be fairly and
beoorahly elected, he would ffetl it bis csty and
his 4tmiHTt to accept the appointment, and
cuter upon the discharge ot his duties.
E. A. Soulu, Esq.
The public was entitled, if any one c.uld
si-cat authoritatively for Jodge Aldis, to
some knowledge ot bts position in reference
to n nomination, and wc arc glad to rive
the above letter to our readers. It cvrres-
ponds in the main with one received by us
from Jadt: KcJtajMt. senenil wiiIm .;
which doses as follows :
"If there is to be a division of tbe party, and
two repabtoan candidates in the Mi, I ooatd
not as his (Judge Aldis') friend and relative,
consent to the use of his name, as I coahi hard
ly hope for the election of an absent person
under such circa matinees.
Tours very truly, David. Kellooq "
Tbe two letters show that the use of Judge
Aldis' name lias been without his knowledge
or eonsent : that noeWy is authorised to
speak for him in the matter ; and that
tbough he might probably corn-cut mat bis
name should be tbe point of union, in a cor
dis! harmonising of tbe party on one candi
date, his ftiends have not been willing that
lit should be one of two republican candi
dates. Wc arc conscious of no partixan prefer
ence between Judge Aldis and Mr. Smith.
If he had liad anything approaching a regu
lar nomination, and if the use of his name
were likely thoroughly to unite the party.
Judge Aldis would have no more cheerful
supporter than ourselves. Under the cir
cumstances of the ease we Iiavc agreed with
Judge Kellogg tlmt there was no hope for
the election of an absent peivon. Nor have
we a particle of doubt that if the case wcie
now known to Judge A. ho would utterly
decline to be a candidate against Mr. S-aitli.
The Republican City Central Committee
addressed a note to Hun. liorthwgton C.
Smith, on Thursday, cxprin2 their
earnest desire lor the union of the ptrty,
and, in the belief that an cxpreon of his
political views would conduce to that end,
requesting httn to addrcrs tho Republicans ol
Burlington, on Monday evening. e are
sorry that be has been compelled by other
engagements to decline compliance with the
request. Our citizens would be right glad
to hear Mr. Smith, and as we believe, would
be most favorably impressed by his ability,
frankness, and clear and sound republican
ism. The following is bis letter of reply :
Sr. Aldass, Nov. 2, 1801.
Meurt. C. G. Benedict ami olhert.
lleiMican Central Com. of Snrlituton :
Gentlemen : Your note of invitation to ad
dress the Republicans of Burlington on Monday
evening next was rcceiveJ by List mad.
The sudden and unexpected manner in which
I find mvself before the people as a candidate
for representative ftom the 3d Congressional
District bis imposed many duties and labors
which absorb my time and attention, and will I
fear prevent my compliance with your request.
Arrangements made for Monday afternoon ami
evening prior to the reception of your note, will
also interfere with Buch compliance.
I have felt an earnest and controlling desire
that tbe unfortunate divisions and dissensions of
the late contest might be healed and allayed, and
the republican party of this district te restored
to that harmony which in these times of nation
al neril is of paramount importance. To this
-.! r w. cn-M ml Iibortd to the extern oi
- ua.i. m-a"
m abilitv and I cannot but hope and expect
4i,. v. rTuT,i;in!i of vour city, as well as of
the whole dU-trict. forgetting personal animosi
ties and laying aside personal preferences, wan
show not only the unity and power or the tarty
but will thus vindicate those principles and
measures or which the rrty is the exponent.
With sentiments or high regard, believe me
your obedient servant,
Woetbisctos C. Smiiu.
BtmEB Lower. Butter was lower at St.
Albans on Tuesday last, common lots selling
at 34 cents, and upward ; rnmo lots 40 to 4 i
lt is an intcrestinir feature of New York
politics that Capt. Kynders has taken the
stump for John Morrisscy. cx-pritc fighter
and owner of gambling bells. Morrisscy
says in his acceptance of the democratic no
mination for Congress, that be is one of the
humble exponents of his party which is
Among the distinguished Republicans now
stumping New York State arc Gov. Hawlcy
cf Connecticut, Gov. Curtm of Pennsylva
nia, Gen. Carl Schurz, rx-Vicc President
Hamlin, Gen. Ashley of Ohio, Gen. Walter
Harriman of New Hampshire, Gen. GarGdd
of Ohio, Judge Warniouth of Iiuitiana,
Gjlusba A. Grow, cx-Spcakcr of the House,
Horace Gnelev nnd Geo. W. Curtis of iN'cw
Vork, Sen. Wilson, and many others.
The Knoxvillo (Tenn.) ll'aiy in its last
issue says that a Tcnncescc Johnsouito bad
had a long interview with the President,
anJ retorts that the President was disap
pointed at the result of the recent election.,
but he xcmld not ahrnJon hit policy unless
Sac Yotk went ayainst him. That if it
did, be wocld support the Constitutional
Amendment. But if New York sustained
iui, he would fight the amendment dating
bis term of sciviee.
Schuilcr Colfax tcoently said in a sjeich
in Illinois : -' Johnson is the Iwdy hanging
on the verge of the government, and if Iss
don't mind his p's and q'e, he'll drop off."
Ex-Gov. Magiath, of South Carolina, fa
vors ami advocates tne Constitutional
Amendment, as does also Ex-Got HoMeti of
North Carolina. There aie the two most
notde politicians in the South who have
thus far taken this ground.
Col. LcGrand II. Cannoi is nuking a
irited canvass for Congrcst. in the Sth Con
gressional Di-trict of New York elty. The
N. Y. Tribune tys of bim :
Col. Le Grand It. Cannon. RepoUican-Union
Candidate tbr Congress in the Eighth district, is
one of our ablest and worthiest citisens. IUvmg
resided in Troy till within a few years, he is
less widely known than be shoo I J be; but all
who know esteem and confide in him. lie
roved with ctedit in our late civil war. and ha
gained -troops of friends" in oor city, ss the
vote of his district will show. He has an inje
'atigsble competitor in James Brooks sf the
J'jprts; bat there are under current watting
1. 1 him. and be can be elected if all nb wish
i iU do their verv best, lie should have a
I m m tl r f tA Atu. fhitiMnii y.ImIm.1 In ,(and nt
tt.. several polls of tbe district rrtta daylight In J
u.:k or next luesday
Walton's Journal thinks "the
tl. it Mr. Baxter has been driven
(r-no tlx- I
caurac from fear or an investig iti.m of the
charges made againtt bim, is uucaUeil for."
A-i Mr. Walten it the only mortal wi have
I ird of, whether friend or foe of Mr. l!ax
t. r, in any taxition to know the facts of the
- that dors not share that suspicion, cr
c eviction rather, we need not attempt pob
b. ly to undeceive bim. The ' suspicion "
is nucalled lor, nly tiecausc it
without beta called.
Tin- illerilma Taenia;,
ruesday, Nov. (fir, 1866, was an eveorrot
d y in the liolitieal world. IMda tbe
eb etioa ol a member of OongrcM In this
di-trict, the following elections took place,
luc issue ol' them will decide whether or no
the South shall ratity tbe Constitutional
Vcar York Governor, tbirtwnine members
of Congress and one hand red and taeaty-five
so mbers of the Assembly. United States Sen-
a'-T to elect in place of Ira Harris. '
Mauacttllt Governai, ten members of I
C u grew and State Legislature
t:... t. k r rv.,. ..j !
members of the Stale Legislature. United
States Senator to elect in place of Richard F.
.Wirai'uu Governor, six members of Con
a lt HltlUUVIS VI vvwj"n saa
gress and members oi Legislature. ,
fiifloit State officers, fourteen members ot
" r Li ; ri.i.f ITniuJ !
.-VI1 "Wi '
Si tes Senator to elect in place cf Lynwn Trom-
ll'iscoaafa State officers , six members of
C- tigress, and members of State Legislature.
Cited States Senator to elect in place of Tim
othy 0. Howe.
.Minneut Governor, two members of Coa
gref3 and members of Legislature.
.UiMOtin - Superintendent of Public Instruc
tion, nine members of Congress and members of
Legislature. United States Senator to elect in
place of 1!. Gratz Brown.
A'oiia Gov. rnor. member of Congress, j
aud members of the Leaislature. Two United ,
S-ates Senators to elect in place of James II.
L-ine and Samuel C. l'oraeroy.
.Vcrada Governor, member of Congress ami
ni- mbers of Legislature. United Stales Set atcr
te elect in place of James W. Nye.
Maryland Five members of Congress and
n. mbers of Legislature. United States Senator
t. lect in place of John A. J. CresswelL
IMaicare Governor, members of Congress
a. I Legislature.
Correspondence of the Free Press.
MoxTrELtut, Nov. 1st, ltCC.
It really looks as if daylight had dawned at
last upon the darkness shlch has so long brooded
over the Third District. A meeting of the re
publican mtmbets from that District was bell
last evening, at nhich it Has apparent from the
6tit that the ruling desitc was, not so much to
cure the success cf this or that individual, as
lu harmonize the party and give a united and
ca rdial support to the candidate of the majority
II- n. Worthington C. Smith being present, was
called fur, and took the stand. He was evident
ly laboring under powerful emotions, but he
prttcrved his lelf-poeseisicn, and speke very
handsomely. It was evident from the effect his
speech had upon the audience, that he was the
coming can. lie ucmcu ateoiuteiy mai me ar
rancemtnt by which Baiter withdrew in his
f .vor lock place with his knowledge cr consent.
He dcfiLtd his Jtst and present political status
so fully and satisfactorily as to remove all doubts
t r suspiciens cf his ccmplete soundness in the
l'tublican faith. He tutmitttd it to the deci
t it cf the membcts whether he, and, if not he,
v ho, should be the candidate cf the republican
I -rly, and pledged himself to abide by the deci-i.-
At tie clcse cf his rematks a ballot was called
f. r, and the roll being called the members wctt
f. rwaid and deposited their ballots. All the
Senators, and nearly all themembers, responded.
and tLe result of the ballet was announced to
be Smith 45, Aldis 1C It will be seen that
Smith had net only a very large majority cf the
volts cast, but a clear majority of all the votes
that eculd be cast. There are 7G tones in the
District, cf which two ate unrepresented and
;x are represented by democrats, leaving C8
i r publican members, to whom add the eleven
senators, and there were 73 persona entitled
to vote. If all tbe absentees had been opponents
if Smith, he would still have a dear majority of
eleven. But some ot the absentees authorized
their Mends to declare their preference for Smith,
making his real strength still greater than the
L.llot showed it to be. The result or tne oauoi
I belfig declared. Senator Baker, formerly an ar-
1 dcnt Baxter man and subsequently of Aldis
proclivities, moved to make the nomination
unanimous; Henry M. Burt, Esq , of Swanton,
the head and front cf the M wing of the
Irty, seconded the ccminaticn, and it itos car
ried aithout a dUsenting vote. Mr. Smith
briellii expressed his thanks, aftir which raaoy
memCtrs-went forward and gave their congrat
ulations, and the caucus aJjcunnd, with a bet'
ter state cf feeling than bs prevailed at any
other time since the session ccmmtuceJ. The
prorosUicn of the Lyndon fnioo to the demo
crats to "go in and Uj Wetthiogtou C.
Smith out in tbe cold," will j.roUMy M to be
carried into entct.
In crder to prevent the apprehended stampede
of members from the Third District, Sena ter
Htndtc of Lamoille yesterday inttoduud a bill,
which, under a suspension of the rults, was
wAtd by both hcuste in lies than hour, aatbor
Inng the clerks of tbe llocw te open a ballot
box text lucstUy, and ttreive tbe ballots of
such members, and of other voters from the
Third t District who may then U here. It is
doubtful, however, vthiiher tbr object of the
bill will be secured. Tbe intniter sit very un
easily open their scats, and uanj of them are
gettitg ready to have. A jtiut niolution for
an adjonrnrcrnt from Friday afternoon till 1
o'clock next Tuesday afterncon has te-day
passed both houses, by almost unanimous votes.
In tbe Seiate. this foienoti., a bill to refund
to drafted men tbe amount paid by them as
commutation, came up for discussicn. Senator
Goodhue of Windham County opmel the de
bate in opposition to the bill, and took the Sen
ate and sprctatots qnile by surprise. He had
been one of the silent Senators, and to 3tne sns
pecttd him of being a debater, bat he " broke
oat, like the Irish rebelHoa, forty thousand
strong." and made a clear, sensible, and forci
ble s;eck. Senator Stunner of Orleans spoke in
favor cf tbe bill, and Senator Ileadee rejoined.
Tbe Senate, by a vote of IT to 1 1, rejected the
Tne City Water Woili.
The question of tbe mode of supplying our
city with water, has of late been under pro
longed discussion before the Board or Alder
men, and to a considerable extent before oor
citizens in printed ttforta. It has practi
cally simmered down to s choice between
two rival plans, each recomanrnded by cn
ginceis i experience and reputation.
One is to force the water tre-sa the Lake.
I.y stam pomps, t a reservoir e- msining
three million gallant.
Tht- other is to force tbe water from the
rit tr. by pumps driven hv srvrVr fewer to a
"s-"' lr containing irn million gti-
Tl.e other derails villi he tb .n lor
bith plans. Between the two U Bo .rd ot
Aldermen is almost cqsalfy divided
The first cost of tbe worts on ' e Luke
plan is rt-timated at $147,560.
The first cost of the work en the riv. r
plan is estimated at $149,100.
Tbe friends ol tbe nrer pun presented to
tbe Brd TO-ponriblc parties, who a, re
ready to contract tor the works at tbe figure
nai-cd. The friends of the Lake plan in
il Board 'cd (vkitb om. iufcntiotii
ogmmt ' proviso mating its adoption c.n
tmstrwt on the pnxsuetiun of swtasfaetor
evidence that it would cost no more than the
estimate, a eircuiastanec chloiUted to et
ci'e a d aM whether it is not likely to cost
mure than the estimate.
Aisumio however, that patties can '
found to construct tbe Lake work? at the
figures named, tbe two plan arc aNmt mi a
pur ns to first cost. There is n-r .l.llsrcoee
enough 1 iet ween them to quart. 1 -v Ncr
is there anv practical ttwstkm ' to i c cer-
Uiuty of supply TVrc will s'wsjs he
water enorgh in thu Ike, aud will, n dam
like that proposed, and pond of 2U0 acics to
draw from, alweys enough in tUc rivet. .
.... , . . ,
questions of right to lake tbe water Ac. U
jiicstloiM of right to take tne water .vo Lave
been removed, by the offcr of the ;-trlies
owning tbe Sinclair Mill and water p.vur,
to deed to tbe oity Und onovgh for tbr works,
and a preference right to all the water need
ed for tbe the Mjiply and tbr running tbe
pu mps, free gratis for nothing .' Tlii. gener
ous offer was made by Messrs O. A. Dodge
and Liwrencc Ilitnee The question nar-
I rowf down, then, to the points l c !
racing the water, and qaalitv id uaur.
On tlie first ol these two tlwre cn '- no
di-cucsiun. It ne- da no engineer to it II .any
roan. tlt il will c rery mjtchlrss to pump
by it-utr p iwcr. from ond sinty ftri abovo
the lke. through a laain fbor filtbs ut a
mile long ; 'ban by steam power Irm tl.e
Lake, thiougb a main a mile and four tiftus
long H find that Mr. Linsley. iu bis re
port estimates the ctn-t of pumping byittnni
power.with n allouamc of but $15f a .. r
I. r retail, at $3,312 a jtar.
On the other band perfectly resp -t.Mlile
tatties oilcttd to tl.e board to coctr ict to
run the putaping machinery by water j-.cr
and make all tho repairs for ot0 n y.ar.
The difltitiwc is $2,800 equal to isx ol
13 to 14 tents on the dollar, on the ,;ra- d
list uf the city. Ihcre can be no serious
question on tiiat point. The only one left
then, is that last.bnt by no means least -of
the iptality of the water. This is iu t fleet tl.e
prime question. H tbe watir from the river,
when rrotcrlv i-ctt'ed in a reservoir, is as
good as that of the lake then the liver plan
must be tbr best. That is a point winch wc
certainly do not feel competent to decide.
1'herc are evideutly two sides to it. Mr.
Linsley thinks the Lake water will be
much the U', and has carried wim
him opjercntly iu this opintun n
majority or the Boatd or Aldermen. I ho
very competent Water Committee of the
Board, alter considerable investigation a-d
analysts of the water, reported last July
that they were " satisfied that the quality or
the Kiver water is as good if not Utter than
the Lake water.
H this opinion is a correct one, then the
long petition of our citisens to the Boatd ol
Aldermen, in favor of the Lake plan, be
comes quite another thing That petition
is based upon tho arsumption that the Lake
plan will " atlord the best water," 'awl at
less coot" than the other. Tliat may be to.
but it is clearly begging the wliole question,
and ir the troth should happen to lie that
the Rirer will afiord tho best water at the
less cost, that petition at once becomes one
for the River plan
Wc arc very glad that the decision ol eo
important a point did not rest with us
majority ol the Board or Aldermen, consist
ing or Messrs. Applcton. BaIIou, Blodgett
and Peck, have decided it in favor or the
Lake plan. Xot questioning the sincerity of
tactr convictions, wo haTC only to express
oar sincere regret that the plan adopted
could not have commended itself to the large
mechanical talent or Mr. Dodge, the business
tact and strong senw of Mr. Barnes the
man to whom more than any other is due the
prosperity which permits our city to Ihinl
about suca an enterprise as this the clear
bead of -Mr. Worcce'.cr.and the careful judg
ment of Mr. Tafr. That the full confidence o
the people can le secured for the measure,
with soch a decision in the I5rd seemi im
Too Montpclier .Iryus contradicts, with
somewhat unnecessary heat, the statement
taken by us from Wulton'a Journal, that
Mr. S E. Bailey, the new mail agent, "was
not the choice or the gratis clique." It
avers oa tho contrary that Mr Bailey's jicti
'ion was drawn np by tho alitor or the
Aryus and tho appointment urged by T. P.
Bedfield. So much the worse for Mr. Bailey.
PtATTsnmon. As a daughter or Mr.
Themes Eagsn or Phtteburgh fifteen ot
sixteen years of age on Thursday morniDg
last, was handling one of "Elliot's four
shooters ," it "went clT," lodging a ball in
ber breast, causing a dangerous wound.
The ball has not yet been extracted.
Ihe Platttburgb jail is vacant.
The Hattimorc Troubles.
The New York Tribune thus sums up the
facts tt the Baltimore polieo difficulties,
which are occupying so large a share or the
telegraphic news reports, and of tbe public
Ti.e trouble in Baltimore ij not of recent
origin. It began with the rtlcMion, and dates
as far back as the Spring of 1 61 , when the reb
els of Baltimore fired upon a Massaehasetts re
giment marching to tbe defense of Washington.
A large number of tbe people of Maryland were
relids, and Maryland regiment! fought in the
ra..ks of Lee and Johnston. Fortunately the
geographical position of the State placed it, from
tbe nist, under the protection of the Govern
ment, and the conrage of its loyal people pre
vented it from bong dragged into secession.
After the war. m self-prc-tectHHi ami simple jot
tee, tbe loyal men of Mar) land amended the
State Constitution to prevent returned rebels
from voting, and by a strict registry law they
hive thus far succeeded in saving the State from
the rule if its worst enemies. Since Andrew
Johnstn adtpted the policy of placing the whole
Scu-h under Ihe rale of the rebel leaders, tbe
men who sympathized and aided the rebellion
in Marrlmd have made a bold etfart to regain
the pr.wer they bad forfeited by treason, and
Gov. Sitaoa, elected as n Union man in If-tVt,
has done bis best to sustain it Baltimore, the
headquarters of all the rebel; north of Richmond
was tbe point cf attack. Tbe laws of tbe State,
strictly ii, forced by the police commisalobers.
enat'cl only Union men to Tote, and at aft the
recent rl-.ctions, taclodmg that of Got. S t inn,
th ju; .r. l (f known rebels were disfranchised.
So '.trig as the pence commissions rs remain in
cfBce u was certain that tbe laws would be hon
estly a Imiristered. and that the barriers erected
by tLe Ivjal c- mtnanity for its protection would
.t i e r rt ken uown or rvauea oy ine men wno
This .lid not suit Gov. eiwann. whose change of j
pel t... compelled him to depend on rebel votes
remove the commissioners and replace them
with :ot n lea devoted in their Unionism ; for
this urpose the charges were preferred which
aapo,s? iijxm w hk-h he hiM Tea5rr?$ tie
We have cart-fully examined tbe evidence on
the side of the lioverncr. and compared it with
that for the defense, and cannot see bow any
rtspectai.Y lawyer conid consoentioasly say that
tbe cbarcis had been proved. The witnesses
for the pr- secutioo, of whom CO were summoned,
testified that only radical judges cf elect iocs
were appointed in certain wards ; that in some
rs tucre were no boxes used to deposit re
jected votes to preserve them for future adjadi-
caliji. ; that legal votes were reiased ; that tne
police lorcc was used to intimidate voters by vi
olence : that Commissioner Wood had been seen
drunk id the streets in sacrt, that tbe recent
eject i Has illegally and unjustly conducted.
Every part.cle ol this testimony so tar as tne
ohargn- against the commissioners are sustained
by it has been rtbattcd by the evidence Car the
defense. It is true, no doubt, that there were
abases and irregularities at the polls, for these
arc inevitable in all large cities, bat it has net
been shown that in a single instance tbe commis
sioners were responsible. They, on the contra
ry, appear to have done all in their power to
H-curc a mu and Lair and legal vote, without
respect to party interests ; the good character of
the jauges ot clectioas was rally proven, ana
their " radicalism "' seems to mean that they
were Union men and not rebel sympathizers ;
the ballot-h xes were proven to be those always
in use, and used in the election of Governor
Swan in 1P64 ; in several cases tbe use if re
jected boxes was proved when witnesses for the
prosecution hail sworn they saw none ; me res
pectability of tbe speeisl police was established ;
tbe charge of drunkenness against Commis;iontr
Wool fell to the ground, and is net even cited
in the Governor's decision ; while in many cases
the witnesses for the prosecution were proved to
be men of immoral character, graduates of the
prison, or candidates for its honors. The credi
bility of the main points of tbe testimony in sup
port of the charges is tiestrojett ty the ovtr-
wbelming evidence m behalf ct tbe acenseu.
Bat Guv. gKsn. from tbe brst. it is apparent.
had made np his mind that the commissioners
should be removed, and no evidence in their
favor could have changed him. His own words
have made it plain that the trial over which he
presided was a farce and a mockery that these
men were not sammoned to Annapolis to be
tried, but to be condemned.
The chances ha I to be made before next lues-
day and tbT have been made. Tbe new com
missioners may be trusted to tike care of the
interests ot the "fourteen thousand disfranchised
people of Baltimore," next Tuesday, and the
l l.utxj irwmis oi the ueoeiiion mav oc trusieu
to take care of tbe Governor, New Comai is lon
ers, new Judges of Elections, a new police, who
will have control of the polls,and Ualtimore under
their rule will send twenty-one members to the
Lecislature puMaeu to vote lor inomasswann as
United States Senator from Maryland. This is
the mcaniac of the removal of tbe commission
ers to wrest ihe State from the Union men who
saved it ftcm rebellion, and make the Legisla
ture the tool of one man s political ambition.
The relations of Secretary St. niton aniS
Waiogton-, D. C. Oct. 29, lfeCC.
There bate been many rumors afloat dur
ing tlie past two weeks relative to a rupture
between the President and Secretary Stan
ton, and the probable retirement of the
latter ; and from these clouds of smote some
thing reliable and definite can now be reach
ed. The reports that the difficulty arose
on account ol the Secretary's filling the va
cancies in the army without consulting Mr.
Johnson, nnd assigning them to duty, arc
substantially correct. But the fact cannot
be sustained that these apjointmcnts were
made from the political friends or the per
sonal friends of Mr. Stanton, who were inclin
ed to " radical " proclivities, to the exclu
sion of those or different political opinions.
As far as I have ascertained, the selection oi
officers has been governed almost entirely by
their field records those most distinguished
by gallantry and good conduct receiving the
appointments. It is true, no donbt, that the
Secretary would commission a '-radical"
sooner than a copperhead, were their field
record the same. He has received too macb
abuse, has been too often slandered and vil
lificd liy this estimable clas of citizens, to
look upon them with great favor. And the
rorgiving characteristics or bis nature arc
not at all prominent quite different in fact
from these of bis worthy superior.
I do not think that the rupture arose by
reason of the political antecedents or tho ap
pointees altogether ; but because Mr. Stan
ton presumed to make them without sub
mitting them to Mr. Johnson for approval.
It is quite true that tbe more important sc-
lections for the higher positions in the new
resimcnts aro naw being thoroughly rcvi.-cd '
by the President, assisted by Generals Grant j
and Sherman ; snd tne fact that Mr. Shcr- j
man ii called to these consultations in the
face of bis well-known unfriendliness to Se
crctary Stanton, is significant.
tr -l.,, ! . f .
, to assume the right to make these nrroint-
nients. That very independence ol action,
'used as it was in this case upon his excel
lent juugemcm an.i knowledge ot ttia scr-
vices of the applicants, and his promptness
.1.. 1; . -. a .
in the dispatch of business, arc two great
'qualities which secured lor him the strong
regard or President Lincoln, and which,
added to his general ability as a war minis
ter, ms maintained tur Ihui the place as tbe
head of the War Office sgainst the well
known wishes of Mr. Johnson. He i one
whose bold and active mind will assume res
ponsibility. So bold, so eomprehenivc, so
fertile in resources and expedients, he is one
to depend upon and believe m hiuiscll, and
mould others to his will. His assistants
and those around him are never his advisers,
but his clerks. War nutters arc wholly
controlled by himself, and from the Presi
dent alone dots bo receive suggestions. A
decided back of courtesy is attributed to him;
Gen Xbonias in addressing a letter to Gen.
Grant asking instructions in a case ot con
flict between the military and civil authori
ties, was answered by the Secretary, who
did not even consult Gran:. When the Gen
eral read the correspondence for the first
time in the morning papers, it is said he
smoked harder than usual, but nothing che
testified to his appreciation of the slight.
Now the breacn is wider titan ever be
tween the two, tbe most formal relations ex
isting between tbera. Stanton waJ the man
for war tim-s. History will do bim credit.
Mr. Lincoln, rather inclined to hesitate,
knew how to value him, who in times ot
great emergency was more great than ever.
It would not be at all surprising it- he re
signed at any time, although in view ot bis
value in tbe War Office, be may be retained
some time longer. When that retir. ne nt
does come, it will be heralded by congratu
latory shoots from all tbe friends of Ireedoui
and tbe good eanee, and will proclaim tbe
end o, a cctvice as brilliant, as loval. nnd
as Do Me a? man can boast of. C'r.l'rur.
As AstiiNT Pkh'BK c: a Mjseen Aros-
tatk. Readers of Scripture may be aware
that a prophet of Israel once Lad a virion, in
which he clearly foresaw the character and
rate or Andrew Johnson. The record may
be found in the .th chapter or D.iniel, verses
23, 24 and 2 j. It is as fallows :
And in the latter time of their kingdom (that
of the Confclerates) when the transgressors are
corns to the full, a king ot fierce coantenance.
and understanding datk sentences, shall stand
"And bis power shall be mighty, but not by
h'wown power (bat by that of tbe people de
ceived into electing him) ; and he shall destroy
wonderfully, and shall prosper, and practise,
and shall destroy the mighty ami holy people.
"And through his pvhfj also he shall cause
tr S n rr.sptr in his hanu ; and he shall rng
n: o;r..el!' ,n his heart, aad by peace shall de
stroy iu. ;-. He shall also stand op against the
I'riuoe ol princes ; but he shall be broken with
Tag Aks.ru as. Tl e Armri.-m Hotel in
tl i- city has pas.cd into tie 1 a nets ! iue
new Landlord. Messrs. P. A. Kobcits "f
Boston and Edwin Goodnow of Kecne. N
. ; pri:!ia1i tbt fc the iwuse irom
the estate of Cbarles.MiJl-l, dt ceased. The
new proprietors have had experience in their
itusineat in Boston and elsewhere, and we
"wis them all aVceesa fei their pnrpu to
keep a better hones than we hare knonn ot
late years in Bariiitgtoti.
Makstiild and Csasels Hump bare bad
on their white winter raps for several days
Arrvl-M hints. S. M . Bailey, democrat,
id Montpclier, has been appointed V. S.
moil agent upon tbe Yt. Central vice B. D.
Hopkins, resigned in cotaaeqeave of ill health
Mr. Bailey for year has beta baggsge mas
ter upon the Central and is called a good
man. He was rot tbe choice of tl e Argus
J. II. William?, Esq.,' of Bellow- Kails,
hr. been appointed Pension Agent fur Y.r
mont, en tbe East side He was a tie-legate
to the Philadelphia Johnson Convention and
sutiercedes Mr. E. D. Kedisgton, republican.
Uuti oi Miss Siwaso. Miss Fanny Sew
ard, the only daughter and Toungtt child of
the Secretary ot State, died at Washington
Oet. 20. at the age of 22. from bilious
feycr. The N. Y. 'laws says or her .
Since the death of his whV, Mr. Seward's
affections have clang most closely and fondly to
his daughter, whtee character, leseaUing her
mother's, was well calcalated to wih love and
tender regard Horn all who knew her. She wvs
eminently quiet and unobtrusive in ber manner,
shrinking always fre m public notice, seeking
happiness in tbe pursuits, duties and enjoy
ments of domestic life, and ministering itli
constant and solicitous assiduity to tbe warns
and welfare cf those around her. Yet she bad
a strength of character far beyond what any
casual observer would detect, aad was rpial to
any emergency, no matter how trying arid ter
rible it might be. Tlie fearless ecu rage with
which she threw herself between her filher's
breast and tbe uplifted knife of the assassin
Payne, and the tenacity with which she clung
to his arm, and waght to divert his deadly aim.
attest this trait in ber chsracter. I'jjne after
ward said that if be could have made up his
mind to strike her out of his way he could have
accomplished his purpose upon tbe Secretary,
but that her face, between his weapon awl her
father, disarmed him ; be hail not tbe heart to
take ber life also. Mr. Seward's attachment to
ber was always most warm ami devoted. While
travelling in Europe he never retired at night
without writing to her fall descriptions of alt be
bail seen antl beard during the day ; she was
always in his thoughts waen absent and always
closely watchful ot his comfort and happiness at
home. That home, already so shadowed with
gloom, will be darker than ever, now.
Tbc Detroit i"os suggests that the fre
quent pardons by the President of counter
feiters ot the l S. currency, is probably
to the fact that a the Lin s against this
Clinic ucre u..lc while eleven States were
unrepresented, Mr. Johnson regard the
rascals as aggrieved indivioal- unrightfully
deprived of their li'itrty.
Walton's Journal says of the result of tl.e
legislative CAuTOS : "Thin should, antl wc
trust will, end the unhappy eon trove ry in
the third district, ami the ftecmcn or the
district can now Itonurably and satisfactorily
settle the whole nutter by electing Mr.
Smith, wbo will do honor to the district and
the State." ;
BaiOGC cone. The high water otvasionttl
ly the copious rains of Tueeday carried j
away a bridie over Willkms River in Cl.cs- ,
ter. on the Rutland A Builington Road, and
trains were Lo Trevtntcd running North or
Rutland that evening, by inundation of tho
.. . . ..,...,. t 1
In immirre. a p.rnun 01 t.u- intc -
Vt. Central was washed out. occasioning a
delay ol several hours in the llueugh train
on TuesJay evening.
Arry Tracy, of Biitt' I. found dea.1 in
his lcd on I he morning ol October 20.
WroxisDAT, Oct. SI.
fills ordered to third reading b 53 in re
lation to the qualification of voters; s CO in ad
dition to chap 1G of the general statutes relating
to village corporations; s 4 1 to amend an act to
incorporate the city of Burlington.
milt pauedh 33 in addition to chap of
I the Rrneral statutes relating to the duties of
tOITTI inrwnn..n.tanl. .f tkv,Ta. t? trt miiMi.
town superintendents of schools; s 37 to enable
the state treasurer to discharge certain mort
gages given for banking purposes; a llo to
incorporate th-Burlington l:strict educational
Retorts From com on military affairs h bill
to amend an aet to organize the militia; third
Bills tnlraluced 4 e By Mr. Westen of
Colchester, to incorporate the village of Win
ocski. together with a petition on the same sub
ject ; to com on corp.
Special order Joint resolution, introduced
by Mr. Brigham of Hjdepvrk, relating to the
States lately in rebellion, and the adoption of
the constitutional amendment, was taken np.
Mr. Ross of St, Johcsbury was opposed to the
resolution, as holding out the adoption of the
constit ttional amendment as an inducement for
those states lately in rebellion to get into Con
gress again. He wished those States to adopt
the amendment to the constitution because it
was right and just.
Mr. Brigham of Hydrpark wished some
measure adopted whereby the bitterness between
tbe north and south would be allayed, and the
adoption of such a proposition as made in thw
resolution he believed would accomplish it It
hurt his own feelings to Tote against the articles
of amendment as presented; some ot them were
just and such as he wonld approve, but others
he could not approve, and he was constrained
to vote agaicst them as a whole. He would
never vote to repudiate the public debt, which
was one of those articles.but when coupled with
other articles which he thought objectionable he
was oMiged to vote against them, as he did. He
hoped the house would adopt these resolutions.
Mr. Miner cf Manchester offered an amend
ment, substituting a new resolution as follows :
" TW, te-lierear, a portion of the States in
this republic, without cause or provocation, se
ceded from the union, and for four years waged
a cruel and relentless war upon the government,
and sought every means in their power to over
throw and destroy it, committing more wrongs
upon humanity than were ever before committed
by any civilized nation, refusing to submit to
the laws till they were fully conquered and sub
dued by the force of arms; therefore,
He to! red by the Senate and Home of Rtp
rtuntalices. That before those States are ad
mitted to representation in Congress "they
should not only be repentant, but should show
fruits meet fcr repentance." They should wil
lingly adopt the amendment to the constitution
proposed by congress on the 13th day of June
list; they should elect men who are now. and
alitajs have been, true and loyal to the general
government, and who should come representing
a loyal constituency. When they do this,
members lrom the rebel States should be ad
mitted to seats in Congress."
Mr Brigham thought that Mr Miner hardly
meant to say what the preamble of his resolu
tion said, that those States seceded. He thought
that the popular sentiment was that they did
net scejde, although they tried to do so.
Mr .Miner said he did mean to say just what
the preamble said. He believed those States
.lid secede, ana lur lour jean n-uuuiori a go,
etniuent of their own, and tried their best to
stay seceded, and that they should not be al
lowed to return without showing some repent
ance for their misdeeds. Applause. 1
The amendment was then adopted: ij" I9-,
On motion of Mr. Miner of Manchester the
resohititns were ordered to lie.
Jars! resolution By Mr Pease of Charlotte:
llesolrrdbi Ike Senate and House of Rtpre
sentatiHs of the Stale of I'ermont, last upon
the adaption or rejection of the present pending
wMrwlmtnl to tlt conattliaiion of the United
States, ear delegation in Congress be requested
to prencsc to that body an additional amend
ment securing the immediate return to the
Union of all the States then refused admission
bv their disloyally, upon condition of their
making suffrage imjiarthl. Referred to com.
Tuvbsdat, Nov. 1.
Mr Uindec, from the com on claims, reported
s 25 to pay John Loacrgan On motion of Mr.
Tift tbe bill was recommitted to tho cam on
finance with instructions to fill the blank with a
sum eijuvl to one half of a captain's pay, dur
ing the time of Lonergan's servie.
Mr Goodhue called up s 53 in aid of drafted
men which after a discussion by Messrs Skinner
and Taft far, and Mrsrs Goodhue and HenJee
against, was rejected.
Ye' Messrs Barker, Clapp, Cochrin, Dale,
Henry, Hill, Line. Reed, Root, Skinner, Taft
Nat Messrs Barlow, Barrett, Barstow,
Dorr, Dotcn, Goodhue, Harlow. Render, Howe,
He, Kellogg. .Martin, Orcutt, Porter. SanbonJ,
S 21 relating to probate fees and sal 11 its was
taken up on the question of the proposed amend
ment by striking out the 2d section.
Mr Barstow spoke in opposition to the amend
ment. The amendment was not agreed to and
the bill passed, yeas 18 ; nays 0.
75t introduced and rtfcrredHj Mr
Thompson of Lyndon relating to the qualification
of voters, disfranchising skediddlers from the
draft. and by Mr Slocum of So. Burlington
providing for the drainage of peat, muck or
mail beds ; to com on iud.
By Mr Nott of Sharon, to encourage wheat
growing in Vermont, Ipajing a bounty ef 25
cents for each GO lbs above 3000 lbs of wheat,
to all persons who may grow more than 3000
lbs of cleaned wheat in any one year ; to com
The speaker laid before the house a communi
cation from tbe Governor, covering the first an
nual report of the University cf Vermont ami
Agricultural College ; referred to com on edu
cation. Joint Resolution By Mr Clark ef Poultney
authorizing tbe Governor to commission Albert
D. Hager, state geologist, as commissioner to
tbe Paris exposition of lbG7 ; adopted.
By Mr Wells of Waterbury for a joint assem
bly cn Friday afternoon, to elect a Brigadier
General for the first brigade of Vermont militia;
Tbe speaker laid before the bouse a telegram
from Hon J S Adams, Secretary ol the Board
of Education, stating that sickness would pre
vent his addressing the Legislature this evening.
Thursday, Njt. 1.
Some 20 bills were Introduced and referred.
Ordered to third reading s 25 to pay John
Lonergtn the jam of S701 for military services
Mr Kellogg from com. cn financr, reported
adversely s 49 fixing the salary of the judge of
probate fir the district of Washington at SHOO:
the bill was laid on tbe table.
Bills ptsted. s 44 to amend an aettntitlrd
an act to incorporate the city of ISurling-on.
Mr Pease ef Charlotte moved that the clerk
be directed to procure the priniiog of I0OU
eepirs of the annual report ef the Vermont
University and Agricultural College; adopted.
Special order II bill to pay certain state
officers Gens. Washburn ami Titkin S200U.
each, was taken up.
Mr. Harris of Windham moved to amend by
striking out 2000 and inserting 1500 wherever
it occurs in the bilL
Mr Rounds of Chester called for a statement
by the committee of the reasons why they re
ported the bill with the blanks to be filled with
the sums of 2000.
Mr Bart of Swanton for com. Hated that the
com. found that the labor in Gen. Washburn's
rffice was such that even tbe sum of $2000
wuld not make good the less he wonld sustain
! ; jj, proftt8i0n, and thought the State ought
to pay him that sum. Tbe value of the records,
made as complete as they had tern by bim, was
great to (be State, and he should te paid at let
enough to somewhere near compensate him for
I tl.varrvicea. As to Hen. fi'ain, it appeareu
--j fciil .Q ha hlnd, ,y- ltTgt
amount of properly belonging to the State, and
bat he bad sjnt much time in locking up aad,
disposing other property belonging to tbe State,
and that no one competent to discharge the
dunes that devolved upon him eculd afford to
do the woik that had devolied upon Gen. Pitkin
at a less sum than S2000.