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VOL,. XXXV. NEW SERIES VOLXII
BURLINGTON. VT FUIIAV MOANING, NOVEMBER 16 I8GG
Gtfix Artil &..'.' C,"n' .Coc-vlr--UhittcniJcn Uonn J follows unJcr the liead of tbe Vt. & Canada,
idMtC rjrill $Vhh. f-.rlctc.ElvcsSmithl5Sl, Aldis 023, dL.IfM may more under tbe Ailtto
w-uM.iBctniBJ. lotal3U2. bt. Uwrcncc. The w1k!c information con-
A ..u..,.i.n.,, ..j i. omiiu uas mus a mamrit u nf 1 7
voice, and a plurality ofCoS, in this Coun-
The vote or the County at the September
election was Kaitcr 1750, Ilojt 13SC, Brig-
tiam W, , Scattering 172. Total 4220.
rrTJCS ABB rBflPWlBTORZ.
FKIl'.Jl MORNING. NOVEMBER 1C. 18CG
The Fortieth t'ongress.
i lie prating of the !, ks of tbe Kail elec
tion tor the next l oner, ss shows a Ke ot
one republican uongrcssnian in Ohio, and ,.w:n ; t t n- t .t ,
, I twsuon is about 2o xr cent, the democrats
j.. , .. RM , 1V1 BtmTin , .. ...:
I . " J " "I""-,
' wiuicwimi greater proportion than the re
pablicans. The CUlimrofTof the total vote is
bout in the sumo proportion in Franklin
Uiuntyand doubtless throushout the dis
trict, which will give a total vote, this time.
of about 11,500.
vcyed in the ronort nM 1
denscd into a dosen tables occupying as
many tugcs. ln short, and not to pnt too
fine a point on it, it is plain to any one who
examines this Keport, that the ilmdi tell
oniy wuat tbey choose, in regard to their af-
iiean in New Jersey, two in Pennsylvania,
and two in West Virginia. The republican
mJo oi the House thus nukes a net gain ol
. r. The next House will stand 145 re
j '.icons to 47 democrats, fishy union men
and -my policy" men of all stripe, and of
course, with a union preponderance d three
i,. cue, will stand in rui particular fear ol
,1. !iriHinian vetoes.
Jl.e .V. V. WW, which has hitherto
Uin doing its uUuott to aggravate the eon
tr ncrsy between rio,idunt Johnson and the
::firii-niative of the loyal people of the
l untry , turn a si ai j. c-rncr since the elcc-
11 'U-, ouu UOW I.UV1M. lii. l'n-iiLcnfr ...
,t.arrtl lunger with I', ngiess. Wc suspect ,
tSis advice i not entirely disinter-!
. -:id as it mint : 1ml mat; I.. 1.
(i.uiptcd by a strong suspicion that Mr.
Johnson Lad already tvi.tludci, since his rc
! ukc from the people, uot to continue a cou
rt -t in which he bad everything to loe and
r. thing to gain. The advice U good, any
how, as lar ax it gun. The Wo, Id gays :
These unfortunate elections deprive President
Johnson of what ought to hve been the chief
glury of his administration tbe pacification of
tli. c untrv sftrr tUt Jt l.l.t r. :
- ' " 'J ftl IB
'V prtier promptttade in
o " i j uvj itwm:, id rcgaru to Iticir ai-
riieftllinpofrinthc total vote at this airsndtliat tbe chief importance of the office
J'lronU Uommiasioner u to give a salary
TlllJ TIIIKU niSTIUOT.
Smith. Hrigkam. AMU Scat.
So. lluriingtoo, 11
i tc nek kIk llipr
i i taking with tin i Radicals, b might not have
m.wi uBiranrawL. no most now take
fl" tirjition as he find- it, 3id mate the best of
it Powerlcw. during tbe rsiiueof his term,
mall tcrtl .jact tioos ol domestic politic.
h oulv cnancc of aconirinp prestige is uTcoo
nt.on with our foreign relations. These are
its sabiect to the control o,' Ccngrew. The
sups Le is understood to be taking to rwusdtate
aiid maittam the Mcroe doctriue wUl l iarm
v approved by tbe country. It would be futile
r him to contend longer w.tb tbe Radicals in
rtM.tcttotllpSiit.il, ....11... :m . .
ith ins respousibaiij. Aa Cmm,
- u nu aiilieu bat In tlw j
to sonic worthy fellow, like our friend Mr.
Nicholson, and a fat jib to suiuc worthy
KlPOET OiniE AnllTANT AX!) Inm-cttuB I
XiExeral, Gen. 1'. T. Washburn's last Rc
lrt is a substantial volume or nearly 400
pge. It closes the statistical record ol the
Military Htory ol Vermont, and With the
preceding volumes of 1864 and 1S05I f jrms
a fitting monument tt the cucrev. nv.-tcuii-
tic accuracy, and ability of iu author. We
doubt not that it ie the simrfc truth, to say
d of tbis, "there is not anoth
er State which has given or can give, so full
w erlec a record. ' We extract a page
or two from the retort which will indicate
tnc nature of some of the work done ii the
office during tbe past vtar.
BBCOBOS ASD FILES.
Dunne the war. man r ci j
' ukb MUX
returns ham umwiktMl ; tkL. n
. , . .WR WN(, KU VUU-
taining utfimnation of value to the State and to
individual officers and soldiers in service from
the State, asrweli as to every town which has
nirmahal Ha mnt nf l., i . ,
' "1 - uiu line
me, nalew properly arranged, cousolidateJ and
"Hue iuv wmr imp in prucim, ana
UV.. - a . ....
organized. It is ks yet, iijd mmt for years to
cone, be fur from the point of ftlf-suppcrt. It
has not th means of reahuns',Urgc icuniry
advanuges from the labor of its inmates ; but
with time, and the growth of the institution,
these means will increase. In tbe meantime,
let not this noblest of tlie State's charities 1
left to languish through a prndgingand rcluc
taut support on tbe part of the LriisUturc,
uunu n is, auaoa hukh ii iieprmn lor its
v.j wtnuaau uxxaul OK IUC.
Without A fLlllht tn tlu. .w.nl.
al xeonomv, the monev snent &r the rr larmition
of tbe neglected, ignorant, vicious children of
tnc sua, will be a saving rather than an ex
pense to the State, and tead to increase its mat -ml
wealth, as well rs to promote its moral
U'su )E to CoxoBKSh The Sildiir' awl
Siilors Natiin.il Union at Washington, has
issued a call to tbe veteran soldiers and sail
ors of the United State, to meet with them
on tbe first day of December nest, in mass
convention, to welcome tlic return to Wash
ington of the loyal Cmgrcs.nu-n f the Re
public. The tall e ncludt fob nt :
"We ask your presenc;. to honor and astnre
rirotection to ihp Irsl
ttTVB. in whom we
- ., , ft . ......... f,..i.a;
or our assailed institutions, snd able supporters
of the prinsiples involvol. Come in toot might.
By your presence show how sternly loyalty can
rebuke treason : mm iKotwIiv th tk ikM.
and itnults of a treacherous executive against
uk KgiaiaiiTe orancii or tne Uoverumcnt eaunot
intimidat'' a free people Here in the Jedcra!
-ipital most our grtat struggle culminate in
bc and uiuitable legisiatioo. Amemble to
encourage and strengthen Congress, to wboie
nuu ih voustiiuuon wisely intrusts tbe power
u sues present acuon.as win mix-peace permi
Khun uwij aicrtai.
and some pretty smart sparring look pl-. up,,n the field, tad riding along the lines he
The miiu argument for the chance was at.
econcuiy. tiiougb il na not made d.stioUly t:
riar just how Ihv IdiWmi f Ihv n-iio'ti
would ilimmbh the txpinse Mr. Dunn
I'airtu leI the .kbate in fj.;r m' the bill. Mr.
"urt of Snrantoa, Mr. I'ik ol Umniagtoo, ind
reins up in front of tbe Vermont regiments
"xjuiren, wnai troops are these. " The
"lAth corps the Varmont Brigade. ' i
fhouud bimuHaueoualy from the rr.nki.
e nre all right !" exemimed the General,
anj swinzinir his bnt ahn ki h.,i i.
passed uff to the risht "amid tl-,- t.iIim
I suo i!n ,.f the men." Soon the defend. !j
Jlr. Miner of .Mncir.trr .. ,.,.J i ...I ,f ... ! "1"' l!o "f th men." Soon
ordered U, 1 The fate of tbe.bi., probably de- J S?a 25S,
Pls uin theu.lgment of tbe Legiala are as to nihilatcd tbe last rebel armv of tV V Mtt
'" "intituty oi seeping m use ine prwi;l it "V4V 'Oram ras 01 I ermont.
fUS Of th .r h . J?.' . FlM, lu.T
. . v J1' aiucientiv tub- I ,, , .
'lei to permit them to ja Ice with camtnr , 'ronklin,
- ratmcauon of tbe amendment is not a outs
'him but for the States He may hereafter
ad aloof from that subject without any loss of
i -i.;ty or consistency. Agtiost the ascoa
t tu:ional exclusion oi tbi P uthtrn States from
1 nzreES it was tii. Ani . , .
. 7 " iiriuumaie : out
" mg appealed to tbe people in Tain, why
:ld he sharpen acrimony by further oppo
- :. ' The elcct:ons, by virtually depriving
ai t bis veto, have rcline I him Teum all re
i : il: it for the action ot Congress. While,
i.' u ore, he holds fast his t-tt-reprateJ views.
' .1 serve no good , urj i.j an iimled
... . apgnssivc prestutution o. them. Candid
- ; rat.on with Coneres.' on i..utra! jurstii,na.
i. i u diyniued attux-nec lrj pohug a ron-r.,r-j
m which he is puwer!, is the course
I ncident Jol nst.r, ;u Unuilcs- lu'.ai it
r ! . llf.;t.
CtANO rSLB COIXTT
Alburgh, 70 26
South Uero, 21 43
Grand Isle, 20 17
l-lc Ii Mottc, 4 17
The Vote lor Judge AUi.
"1 lia; two or three thousand iol bouid
'.i.c bwn cast in tl is du-triet fir a geatle
inn Jii(lmg in a f u in country, without
" gul.rn.-m.i.aii n.tiitliout any aceep
iniv .i 1 i part ( ary kind of a nomina
u .n. and without ..t. on i:iriti jnof hiVprin
,.. n it e . in, , !-.,,. .f the dy, is a
".riutBMjiia j stt.-.i ;;r r.s to need exphUBV
ti -n ' r tii n.'-u were n it ittsonally eonvcr
i't mill t'.c Mtuation.
I c" t ". tbe case arc flic only esplana
ti ;i -.Tt c.tr. ;vc, and tbey arc as foil. s :
' i w ':! 'irawal of Mr. Baxter from tlie
1. a- sudden and umxpcekd lor the
''' - ! ti l voters as anything could be. It
i ut- liW a thunder elap on bis followers.
rtting it rightly as a confession of
r ' n his art, those who had been most
in his behalf passed at once to tbe
'.i r extreme. He was now the lot
i: would vote for, under anv
itntices, and ntrt to the lart would be any
mai whom he recommended, or desired to
tut:-.d l..m. To tbis feeling the leading
man :ti.- ol the ring added intense disgust
t th'ir opinion had not been asked upon tbe
i '.iter. That any political 'arrangement''
fVmiM be made without consulting
tliui an'! alowing f'pportunity tor
tui.i figure and tiade. was of course
mi unpirdonablc oflener. Joined by a
Uw ,f Mr. Smith's personal opponents in
1 1 ..nklio C iitnty, tbey immediately began
t make all the trouble possibk; in tbe dis-
t The various aspirants lor Coogrces
I.onors joined tbtm in the attempt to
iterate chaos in the party, each hoping
t something might turn up for bimsclf
i .t .d tbe whirl. For a lew days, tilings
I ktd decidedly "mixed." Mr. Smith
v if duly nominated at 1 1 yd t park ; but
tunny of tbe d if satisfied individuals de
clined to acquiesce. Thty accordingly
t Ki'ted Judge Aldis as a candidate
a fcbfcwd ebiiire, because of the high
r.-joct in which tlie Judge is held by tbo
j oplc, ani I .i cause his ahcnoe and utttr
..horanec of what was going on, prevented
. mi from refusing to permit such use of his
uio. Though thus really brought forward
, r.s thorough going wirepullers and iwli
t.. ii-..-, as there are in the State, tbe at
t. ui t w i- made, and with some success, to
:n kt In- ii.miination appear like a sponta-i'.i;-
muti meat of the utstecs. Tbe dis
trict was eoercd with liandbillj. filled with
o.wardiy ini-inuatijns and unfounded aspcr
. .us of Mr. Smith's politic il c!,araetcr. A
I -taknitut that Mr. Nnith liad with
drawn . candidate, was circulated just
litfoic tit.ioii, niid doubtlem aiTccted more
ui l ss vntis. The boncst distrust ol former
Oiuwcrats, on tbe part of many, heightened
ju-t now by Pres. Johnson's betrayal of tbe
1-irty, and tbe boncst fear of " railroad in
flutnee" on our Otitics, were powerfully
npiicalcd to Ar,d thus tin tote for Judge
Aldis was rolled up.
Tlie result shows that t;,c- .-oj 1c appreci
ated tbe emergency, and ared more for the
unity and welfare d tbe pirty, than lor the
prhatc griefs .,1 dJsappvintvd politicians.
Mr. Smith is elected wr.li Hil the lielp ol any
' ring," old or raw, ar.d without the use of
eny means, but a calm -tnuent of bis po
litieal views, and a gtneious ltuiissiuti of
l.ii personal claims lor tlie g.j.xl ol tbe jor
ty, by submitting the ejucstioa of uoiniua
ti n afresh to the L'gislative Uouventien,
vilucb greatly disarmed opposition. Thus
elected by the peejde, wo have full faith that
t-c will represent the people, ami not any
Ui'jue ..r monopoly
There remain to be beard tram one town in
Grand Isle County, one in Ijamoilhi County,
scren in Essex Count? and five in Orleans
Tbe returns toot up as follows :
Smith's plurality 2472.
Mr. Smith baa also a dear majority oyer
all candidates of 68.
There were east five votes for Baxter in
Frankliu. two in V? estford. and one each in
the towns of 1 rasburg.and Jay, and one each
lor other candidates in several other towns,
13 in all.
I uaeeasmg labor was required to furnish the
I vuota of the State uadw tne frequent calls lor
"tea, um wore ooau oniy oe aone to tbe extent
which was nrrrn i n fnr Hi ,--..
- -j - . il uuiiiwn
of this sod the other departments of the ?tate
luring the present year aU these sources of in
mrmatioB. ifwmlinc t k. r- .. .
- . wow wa ivuimmB
enlisted ilannw tlw. ir-.r- k- i
"ospital retuiDF, tbe records of burials at the
'"--- -kwo, w muster-in-rolls, bi
monthly master and nay rolls and ths mnrra-sf
out rnti-M. thm mIikiHnf a.vmi. .i t
" , wH.amwaa .1UL1 fVCWUS
of town eredits, hnrt been careful !j examined.
Maanaiul aaat I. .tt . T ...
wmuutMw VVIUaveu, mj, ntWeTUal MCt, DOt
before noted, or Tirrinff fmm
have been entered udou the Rosters. xUiil Ik
B-lutl tM1uul vra . . ' .
tended form as to show, at a glance, the entire
nubtarv imnl of m.Ii aKm. .
w uwicxiai auu IB IDOWS.
I hftW mtntvMi t1.l nnVi:..!, v..
eompiete Kof-ter of all tbe commissioned officers
during the war.
I am ciutilet! Jt In imm,i .e.. ...
- il tuv ItBIUI Ui
wuijireirau oi ise rccorus in tnis ctt:e, a
anal statement, careful! prepared and believed
to be accurate, showing, by companies, re
mentl. and in tl k. .r
original men.bers of each organization from this
mvc, lire nuunt to eacn ny promotion or
transfer from other rWmnisiLinai mewl U mm.
cruitM the km fiostaiiwd br each bj promotioo
Af ti mil fi i a. r . ..
v- tv vinrr vrgaoxxaiioxi, or to tne
.ray of the United State-, by death in action,
rrom voainfi. frnm iTI m- i
V 7"-- V1UM HHC,
cnargc. for reswotticD. for wounds, L,r iiteue
Al I illl..M h a.J 1 1 - . . ' .
- "j uis.-ruon, anj me numeer
in each organ iiaticn finally mustcrr-l oct of tbe
.-w vi uiv umiw orates.
It Will I ,k., . r
thousand ntue hundred and sixty-seven officers
and men. wka h.w tM v :
aations, all are finally aeeountel for. with the
exception of srvasay-flva.
total nnount or jies rcaaisuco.
Tn eh. swi n, i i- .
tions, t have also annexed a statement of the
number of t-enlistments m the field, the num
ber of enlistments . th. :. & k. itsi
States armv and naw. and the nnmberaf
drafted men who paid commuta'iou, showing
that tbe whole number of troops furnished by
the State during the war is thirty-four thousand
two hnndml siwl tl.;w k.
over the aenerate nnniss n'n,lr .n ...ti. f
rt hundred and nine men.
Tna mmhsp nwlihd tk- c.t- u- e.
Department is thirty-five thousaud two hundred
and forty-two, exceeding tbe number shown
by the records in thisoffic hv
four. tad giving the Bute a credit, over the
Alleles: lie onnims nnilr .11 nf
drtd and thirteen men.
The discrepancy may be and probably is to be
accounted for, to a considerable extent, by en
listments in orgaa nations of other States to tbe
JlMMlt A? !.. 13-.- I . ...
- mu. H1MHI BWCWnM HSH UW
Master-in-Rotls of those orgaiittations and were
w itu w wan mil'
I have asm menated. and anim in Annrmitx
I ft lWi m Am ...,1. L- .!.. -
Sagfc- HI wltM.k Mllll mmuI., V.. - -.1 J-
taehed oompany from this State participated and
bore honorable part during the war. It shows
uai mi nun t troops tiarticiraUM in tht : t ana
battlcB of the mur .nil nrMimtv k rr-. i I nt
which the officers and men of the several i . tn-
utauons are entitled to be proud.
We trust that the Legislature will need
no urging to adopt the suggestion of Ctn
w asnDurn. that a nrc-Droof room be nrovid-
cd in the State House for tbe safekeeping: jf
these invaluable Records and Files.
Gen. Washburn pronounces our State
Militia to be in very complete condition ;
but recommends tbe addition of an annual
Correspondence of the Free Pre
Moxtpeliex. Nov. 8. 18C6.
The important event in the House to-day has
oren tne passage of tbe act in relation to the
lUtlifieitiou of voters. This provides that on
p-.'titiou in writing of not lets than one tenth of
tne legal voters in any town city, the Select
men ex Aldermen, at least thirty days before
ny town or freemen's meeting, shall make a
list of ail tbe !egl voters and cause coj-i of
tac same to be posted in tiro or mere public
pces. They are also required to meet within
ten days before each town or freemen's meeting
to revise and orrect the list, and are authorised
to examine persons upon oath and to demand
the production of naturalization papers. The
bst thus corrected is to be taken to be a true
li-t. The votes of persons whes names Senear
u.on it are not to be rejected, and the votes of
i.. jsc wuose names do not appear cannot be re
The vexatious railrval ce-r'roversj that !.as
been tending in regard to the roads in Ruthnd
and liennieeton counties, has leu so far ad
justed that four or five hills came to a rod hm
end. Tbe Ueunington and Rutland road has bctu
eased lor a term of rears to the Vermont C.u
tral,hieh also purchases all the roll.oa rtk
oftbell.il;. This will bjve a very material
efftet upon the length of tbe session, awl hopes
uegm agaio to be expressed that the tegislaluri.
will finally adjoutu next Friday. There yei re
maia, however, a great many mils to be ):s
fosni of, among them n insolvent law In ue
nvnurcii aaa tweaty.onr long sections, and it is
uadersteod that two locg militia bills arc in
procenofueabation. There must beag-:d
deal of hanl work done in a very few Jty, or
tne setem must be prolonged into wcrk atrr
Ttl'O HHritKSK.Vr.VTlVI! I) s.
Faoa ins Addbiss or
Oil. tv.fi. Veaey of Rutland.
mtoib in ax-CMox socinv or vebkont
ontcxas, i rax xrj-ujK.v,iTn ; '
OALL. TBTRSDAr IVrv Ir.
Here I mar ha .tlnw4 ,
dwell for one moment upon two dayi in par
ttenlar. which Vsmnt .ml k. ..u
ever bold in grateful remeinbrtnee, not that
tucy m eanpiMnni nut types Ol many cUy
that added so lafmd xi th f...... .( .i .
Urcen mountain State ; and, at the sami
time, served to illniunit hni- ii,.
alleled soldierly qualities which her sins
can acquire by experience, and (he ir m
tive, untrained valor in midst at emcr.-:.-
eies : one the 3d of Jul 1XAS . ,
l'Jth of October. IMU M. M...wl tt,.:ii ..
the thought of tbe glory whicli tbe i f
'""" puu muse memoramt nays.
It Will be SWmWal thnf -.f., ,1...
disastrous battles of FreoVrick'burgh and
Cbancellorsville, the rebels, induced n
doubt by tbe gloom that had (mr, id the
eountrv. nndertoolr ihfir U ...... ...
of the North. It wis a fcor-!:.l v lur t!...
heresy of seecssion. Trai'or- in y..Tl,
in ccstacv over natiimnl mi.r-i,.., . l,. i
urgun to assume an open dHan "I lan.
J 'as MMtstasiT Tbe Nation, OLinitiit
, 'g on a rcpublieatioa of tbe remrt of the
P'- Ant 'ir'.wcen SIorTisy and Sullivan.
We, for ur part, sincerely hope that Tarn-
m9iv fiTmll am atvt At. . . . ..
- Tacancict in tne
i auxee oumvaa. and
Austramui KeHey "on the beach of the Su
preme and Superior Courts. Nothing, ia our
onmion. will tdm. iu n - .
. - - ravrn TO scosn ei its
uury but the spectacle of its courts of justice
filled with Judges taken from tbe prize ring, the
Kamblmg hell, and the brothel ; and wears not
-ih, ho are not sure. because
-v n,c some progress toward this state
. "ij vuuoui exciting mucu sensation ;
, and because we see the Kcw Yorx 7Viou,
, "ii it-preseais, u any newspsper repreteats,
the mora! and religious sentiments of the com
munity, pitting on tbe back the deluded popu
lation who elect Momerey and bis compeers
and running a race with him and the Eke of
. ln panueriog to taeir prejudices and play
ing ujion their ignorance, by teaching them that
oi iue miieu states roully outrag
? T wnen prevented thrm from violating
the I nned States taws by carrying fire and
sword tato the territory of a people who never
Injured them. No wonder we have Morriasey ia
Congress. The wonder is that we have not a
l ien Morrisieys. The long use of these tricks
.owm its victories at least ate out of the Demo
cratic partj all that was good in its own pnn
cipler. and all regard for Us own history mJ
traditions Ut us take can that the BepoMi
can party, in borrowing its devices, dees not
shw its fe.
ct .veil. Mr. Una-ham mads . ahs Kr .
. -" w i "nnii w vwbk an iren utua
....: am renmn inenos rrom the abndcement of ine Urm ol service of imm in., . I . i
i-.rir jvitikec to vote early and onen whkb I I'". r was auoui to expire I I oi.R.r-
w.s portended br this MIL anJ j.,r ih.t nnnw. '"" n" rmca w Bare arnviii i..r th,
. .. . r r rcliels to carrv "thp Kl..wl. . ..r
u mnsi tn inMhi m t. i .t - i . .. . -.4 ..I
.... 7 . " "P"m to Konhern hcartbstonev, and bv
of tbe bill to freemen's meetings, and then obit wbdmin Wow destmw f.IM
v. imiuuii oi nujonty oi ine legal voters. But I -erican ireraom.
i ue passage ut uk rutom.
I'jreed. and tnc centic of war tr-..ierr l
It 'in rrttlenck burgh to Ucltysbnr'i. F
liie tirst time tbe 1'itt.mu- arm i. t,. .......
iui old fie upon the free soil ut the X rtb.
I, km tnc tutlle til i nsun nr. tn lv- .r .k. .1
tbe hope- ut the Itepublie, tl b'.pc "1
Iiitertv. iti linn mn imii L. nr.,i rrn.-
such a lule. Stretche-d along fr m Bull
Kun to the KansJianimk. a liri..l
regimental drill and parade
But we cannot allude even to tbe various
interesting topics of tbe report. It is. as
Gen. Washburn calls it, bis "fnnIteport."
and wc only trust that if a like cmcreencv
should ever arie, tbe State may secure as
careful and competent a military Historian.
ItxroRT or the Coanissioxnu or toe Vt.
Iitroxu School. Tne first annual report of
the Reform School is an interesting docu
ment. It gives tbe history of the inception
and inauguration of the school, showing in
every line bow thoroughly the heart of the
Acting l.oinmis8ioncr,Itcv. A. U. Tease, by
Ketobt or tbb Railxoap Cokmssionek.
The report proper of tbe 11 K. Commissioner
(Mr. Nicholson's first, but the eleventh of
the scries) occupies part uf two pages of tbe
substantial pamphlet before us. The sub-
tiinn of It ns fallows :
I have traveled over the different Roads ia
. . . . . , . r
tne ctaie, anu over taigc sccuous urercui uu
foot, and made particular examination by all
available tests, as to tbe condition for public
and individual safety of grade, tlopes, curves,
track, sub-structure and superstructure, atI
bare found more or less to invite the attention
of the proper departments to, as demanding at
tention, and am lurry to say that influenced
oy a common ruamct-, niiu eumuuiw .i
ssperior interest, no bet of gratitude or prompt
attention to the subject, has in any single in
stance been manifested.
Our Iloads are really, and in comparison with
MMMlm. m .1 cafi.li? nntl Al,1imnf1r mlmtn-
. , , . -1 i .l , v,i
Uberality unite to facilitate the development of whom tlic report was drawn nn, is in the
the power and progress of the State, and seem . ........ r ,ir ,
U hold such relations to each other and enterprise; and with what thoughtful care,
the public as will guard against undue and judicious economy, it has been brought
monopoly or oppression. Many of the Boa Js ....- ltg Hc,cn ,MVS .
are anu nave Keen malting urge improremenis i
in their stations, manufactories and rolling der fifteen yeans of age have been received
stock. I since tbe opening, in June la;, of which
.:.i.i ii.2i ; - ;mrnrn.n in cisbt were committed for theft, two for
the height of bridges and above gnUc cr f slaps, I breach of peace, and one for intoxication
S? .!ie lllfni:? " " ? Tnc whole were twfine and bad never rc
fatal to them cnour various Iloads. gularly attended church. Seven had intcm-
IVbttbtr tbis evil will as a business necessity I pcratc fathers, and three intemi-erate moth
ronikte itself between emrlovcr or employee, or I
whether your honorable body should interpose,
1- i : . . 1 .-r.-i c,Tvr?ir wisilnm.
BUUUlltlVU W JW t . . ......
n 11 MRIIOLSUX.
It is ol course highly gratifying to learn
that our Iloads as "really" administered
and operated ; but if Jlr. Nicholson means
to imtily in bis cloemg sentence that the
cyil of braining brakemen with low bridges
is a "business necessity" wc must beg
leave to tltllcr with him
The remaining 114 pages of the book arc
occupied with statistical tables. Of these
over one-lhirJ to be precise, 37 pages con
tain not a single figure or word of informa
tion, and might exactly as well have been
blank paper. To begin with, tho blank form
Mr. Prout, Mr. Rounds and Mr. flubbard snecd-
U. demolished what little argument there was
ii '-.is reniarks.and the bill was pissed with only
a tw aiFsentme votes.
at of tbe State House lU event of tbe day
ti . s been the laying ct the corner-stone of Christ
Inarch, wlinb attracted irttite" a crowd.
di iwn doubtless by religions motives, others by
eorioattjr. It my Mj be vmmmnd last
eve-rythiag was done accord iag to bank. if not
it waa net for lack of books. Ia the absence of
Bibop Hopkins, Rev. Dr. Bourns of Xorthfietd
pci formed the Bishop's part, and laid tbe s'one
t place with the appropriate ceremony Rev.
J. I sham Bliss of St. Albans, Rev. Josiah Sweet
of Bethel, Rev. Mr. Roberts of Montpdier and
some other clergymen took part in the services
Among the documents deposited under the c-rr-
ner stone were jestcrdaj '- issues of tbe New
T rk tf'erld and th M nlpelit-r Ar n . It
w t tdeasant to sec the big stone come down up
on them and bury them beyond the ios!bilit
ot doing any more mischief, as the elections of
tats week nave come down upon the policy which
they support. W
t AMSNMiEXrS to oi;x Cur ClIAItlka. A
W Scaoot. srsTin. The importance of the
proposed amendments t. the city charter.
n -ted !xl .w, will te apparent at a glance.
Tl.c stetior which wc print in full, r.rupofc
J a change ia our common school system, by
whio: tic property of tie school districts
passes into the hands of tbe City, ar-J tl.e
j cjntroi of the schools in all reflects is given
, to a Bosrtl of School CoremL.i'-.r.crs, ap
; watt d by tic Board ot Ahltnueu. We bc-
lieve that tbo intelligent porti n ol" our
community a rip. for tLw change? being
satisfied ihct our school: under the preseot
system arc a disgrace instead of a credit t.i
Burlingtcm, and that sjme ir!i cbangeas
tins is c-eratial, m rdei tj secure the de
MttJ lmptovtntcnts in respect to uniformity,
true cciincmy and efficiinrr. There sre
Li.wtter iino ijacttiotis t' .di.ti-.l v...rth
toTisidenng. An &mendine:.t Las lsen sug
Koted. providing that t-e c!ij,1 commi'
i'.ner'' li.,ll be eketcl :'ic Tok: in
Fr.emta's Meeting, instead of Lpp.:intcd bv
lli- Aldermen. Opinion will Jifler imc
ai' ,ut that prolwbly iiir own is t!:nt hotter
C 'tauibeimcrs wL'l ',; hktly tj U- tcurcd
by t'.c appjintment j. a rc-rnsii lc tidy
like th- Brard of AlJcriotn, than by cDmi
nntion am election la il.. ..t! mfl
mentioned m section HO of ebvpttr 22 of the
Sec. 40. It shall be the duty of the City to
provide and maintain suitable school houses for
the accommodation of all the schools of the city,
ami the location, construction and sale f the
same shall be under the oontrol e-f the School
Commnwouerr, subject to the approval of the
Tbe other svetiuu of tbe bill provide tbat
tin City Council may include in one asscs
mcnt and tax bill, any tax legally assessed
by them under tlic charter M said city, tlic
highway tax. (which shall be asseSt-ed by the
City Council instead of the Mayor.) and any
tax assessed for the support of schools ; give
tbe Recorder power to appoint a elerk of the
Police Court ; specify several additional
casts, in which no appeal shall be allowed
Irmn the judgment ol tbe Recorder : allow
the State's Attorney for this Count? one
dollar lor each proscration m tbe Police
Uwirt, except in beiuor eases ; provide that
but one Street Cummismofier shall be
elected instead of three ; and rive to the Ci
ty Council the duties and powers which the
Street Commissioners now have, in the lay
ing out of streets, with a like viht of appeal
to the Ctmntv Court.
I.ecNlatnre of Vermont.
Divo es ix Vkxhdnt. In bs remarks in
Hit; Senate in Friday, Senator Taft contr-
Tcrted with some earnestness the prevalent
opinion, which bad been expressed by a Sen
ator from Rutland County, tbat uivorecs are
granted more easily and lor more causes un
der the laws of tbis Sate than nf .).?
Be asserted tbat on tbe contrary tbe laws of
mK-t of tl.c States fitcifv tbe same causes
for divorce as these oi this State, while ia
many States habitual drunkenness m added
as a snmcunt tausc. lie denied also tbe is-
sertion tbat a lower tone of mora Is w com
monly prevalent, where divorce is ease, i(uot
ing in s-ipport of hit position the laet tbat
u;t rrc is i,re rnsilv seeuml in SmiL.n1
tic n n; England : tbat in France no divorces
arc granted, while in Prussia divorce is easy
bcund ali precedent, and tbat in Conneeti
cut "the land ol steady habits" it is com
paratively cay to secure a divorce, while in
soctb Catulina no divorce was ever granted
A Georgia ju.'je had said tbat tbe last fact
"wb to the unfading honor of South Caro
lina. Mr. Tail did not consider it, unless
i: were tlie ease that no proper rouses lor
WlDXESDAT, J0V. 7.
r.illi introduced and rtferrtdMy Mr Hoot,
to amend an act to Incorporate the Vt agricul
tural rocitty ; to com on agriculture.
Ky Mr Dorr, to enable certain towns to csta
bbili central schools, providinc thita town con
taining not more tnan eight school districts.
ty, by vote in town meeting, establish a central
school for the education of advanced scholars.
Aift pnei s 25 to pay John Lonergsn ; s
ol relatipg to proceedings in divorce cases ; s
hung the salaries of the judges of the su
preme court at 2500.
Joint rtmlulinn Kmm Iris . ilint
secretary ofstate be directed to request Lieut,
lol John W Btnnct to furnish the original re
ceipt gircn for property captured by the lit Vt
cavalry at the battle of Cedar Creek. Oct. I!.
ISbl, for preservation in the archives of the
slate ; adopts.!.
Mr. WalVer f.f F.ii.lW ..v-l i..
. . ....i -.v i ...
uraw bis motion to recocsiderthe vote patsTng h
tT.i..m etaie omcers, ana tuc speaker
decided tbat sueb r-wYfinn v1.t n.t k.
. u U . . w I 11.,'
tlrawn without the unanimous consent of the
bouse. Mr Van Sicklen of Burlington lnwtl
It was sgein ordered to lie.
A iomt saefnhlv ... fiirm.1 t. - i
sentatircs' Hall it ' 1 ''.t.i- ...i.-..l' a.
of electioe- a Uriimlirr fTcnor.l r. Alt ii,.
cv in the Firt Rrlmil V.rronf m;ki;.
Senator Henry nominated Col lVm I) Muasn
of Burlington, and be a unicimoa.ly phtinl
by a n'ru roer vote.
.Special order b bill No. 122 rehtmg te tbe
Oahficatiec of voters, being the spcctal order,
was Liken up. Certain amendments prerted.
byMrl'reut ofllutland. were coniiderfd and
a.lofted, and tbe bill was ordered to third trad
ing. Senate bill, refer red-s bill to pay Jln
Lonergan tbe sum therein mentioned ; to com
- lt u , . 1 ' ' ,i.t 1 ,
men uudo up of rnaont bone, smmcIo, snd j
i .vnouier umendment summitpil
dimtv existed in South Carolina. Ue eoo
sidcreuMal.vrbatcvcr practically defeated
the great ends of the matrimonial relation
wa- .rood cause for divorce - and be snn.
p.rte-d tf.e ruiccdmcnt (which was pasted)
- .-tatute, cdimg habitual dniakennen
lui yr the legal causes fordi-v
Tiu It -publican maj wiry New York is
low put at 11.306; in Illinois it w 43,000 :
in Mitcceota 10,000; in Kansas 14,000 ; in
Ii :ori rrobably 29,000 . in N-w Jery
nf easy serviOB.
The expenditures for farm buildings, and
repairs. Commissioner's iftT. Ac., to Sept.
3d, 1SC0, arc put down at $12,993 50; and
further appropriations arc desired ot tnc Le
gislature to the amount of $9,412 00.
Mr. Tcafc suggests some additional legis
lation, in order tbat under proper regula
tions, in certain cases, cbildrcn may be re
ceived from parcnU or guardians, without
commitment by a magistrate ; making the
-..T.'mi.m n-p fur admission to the school.
i.. ."- o
sixteen instead of eighteen ; and mating the
minimum length of sentence not less than
six months. To these the Legislature will
doubtless give due beed, as well as to the
earnest closing request :
of Annual Keport required of the Roads by JolrLX and
the Commissioner, occupying 14 pages, is parental love and solicitude foster the in-
r.rintcdat lenztb. tboocb tbe same tables stitution, which their wisdom, philanthropy and
arc afterwards trivcti for everv road in tbo I ?!.e'c??.?5 "tffi'sifSflSi.Vn.i nrnrm
StaU. Fourteen pages more of blank report j sity still feeble, inexperienced and imperfectly
iCorrct'spoa isaet of tUt Free IVtis
MoxTrrLica, Nov. 9.
V ire. Editor i .-
!'he proceedings before committees last evening
'k of more than usual interest, and
n. merously attended . The committee on town
lii.es had under consideration a bill to "rectify"
tbe line between Warren and Lincoln. St ran
to say there were some persons bef .re the m- ;
mittee who preferred to have tbe line i.r.un
without rectificAtisn. II. W. Ilea ton. I ai.J I
C. W. Willard Ei. appeared a a't. m. sod
Je interesting speecbrs. The t inm.iue on
tl.- proposed county of Union wa- .1)50 in session
Ti.it proitct. howevsr. r. n lie renrJnl ss
pr ictically abandoned for tbe present smion.
T- Senators and Representative residing within
ti :!mits ol'thc pressed ccuntr are not nnilnl
it 'norcfit ; remonttninces against it are ptr
sr 1 in grcit num'xrs ; petitioners for it arc
o iiiptratirely few, and the main efforts ot its
fronds will probably be now directed to such an
agitation of the subject as may best prepare the
way for more vigorous an I successful action at
a future day.
Tbe most interesting proceedings of the even
ing were before a special committee of the House
which had under csnsidcratico the bill iscreas
u;g the salary of the JuJges of the Supreme
tVirt to $2,.m The JuJges tbemselve ap
p ired to testily th-.t such an advance was ncc-es-
try, not that thev might lay up something
fo. the fature, but that they might have a decent
at 1 comfortable living from week to week.
Wlut was the general feeling amon; those who
he lrd tbc testimony docs not yet appear, but
these were some cheek s that burned with morti
fication and seme eyes wet with tears of shame,
tint those servants of tbe State tbould be sub
jected to such an indignity as that; that the Chief
J ist ice cf the Supreme Court, venerable for
jiars, for learning and for virtue, ahouid be un
d r the necessity of coming straight from the
b nch which he adorns to bear witness that the
6'ite pays him for bis services four hundred
d lira less than he is actually obliged to pay
t r current expenses, and that one of his asso-
c. .'es should have to sav that he W
tt practice "the most pinching economy
ir every respect," and to practice some kinds of
c-uomy that he was ashamed to speak of in
public. It was also made to appear that tbe fees
ol practicing lawyers had been doubled, and in
sane classes of cases trebled, since the salines of
tbe Judges were fixed. AVbataciiin the House
may take upon the bill caano: be predicted ; but
for tbe credit of the State it is to be keped the
bill will pass by a hearty and unanimous "aye."
Scleral projects for revolutioaizing the Boaid
of Education are on foot. One of these, pend
ing in the Senate, proposes to increase the nuz
bcr from three to six, two from each CoDgrcs
s onal Disttiet, to be appointed by the Govern
or, and the Governor to be cx-oicio a member
of the Iiaanl. Another, in the House, proposes
tbat six members be elected by the Joiot Assem
bly for four years, and tbat the Governor and
Lieut. Governor Lc eji-vfficio members. This
bill came up for d jcussicn yesterday afternoon,
their days of ease have passed Through
beat, and rain, shoeless. Uutercd and weary .
uu-y una wemselves an the evening ( July i
1st. iace to fsee with thu i.-. .-
ot le. llefore them lie the maimed '
lifeless forma of those who bad that da v full
en. The mormw's nun viil hr!.., h.. '
dread reality ol battle. For tla fi:M time !
tncy stand Mdc by side with tl ct. rans ..f
the crand obi arm ol tin: P.,t im ... ri,. '
term of service is about to exi ir. . Thi-
will be tbeir only opportunity a- .1 'iriaili-
tn strike for mastn nnA !....- 11,. .
haw the example of tlic old rgi .1, uu. t'., J
Great are tbe duties and nvmimi -An... I
But they are true sons of Vermont. The
opcnine dar brinm the rtnrnti A ii-,tl..
vith lfarsin iiwhimi it mm. .. I r
j rj t . -Si ww iiu.n
centre to left and b-ft tn mb. t . 1 ...
the lines give away. Dingy squads of m. n
come ittreaming back through the sn okc of
battle, lteiniurccsaents arc eslkd t ir.
Then the generous Double-day, t wi,m r
mont owe so much for securing to her s ns
the cradit to which tbcv are entitled dut-,
rides ahmonar lii.es. and .
is heard .tl , tue din of conflict. "F..r-
u.irl, tin ligbt flying brigide " Quickly
i'ii;iui lurir ureas; 10 tbe ileaclly
mi!. and pressing forward to th.- bre-ich.
tin 1 ' jck tbe tbuding tide of battlt- Tnis
: 1. tbe second day of (icttyslu'rb with
tbe standards of Vermont 111 the front
Tnc next day brings a renewal of
makit.g the adi plion of all thisc atut nJmcns
0jnirt,..-:.t on their acceptaLct.. ly the voters
I'ltbctity. Tbat ia all riitlit. .Such important
cbangr should cot lie made without the
titar approval of amujurityol our citizens,
formally expressed by their votes.
I'ropxed Amendments t-f the
scene, lorougnout tnc morning lun u.e a
saults arc mado upon tbe right tl ink. Ex-
ct pt tbe lell centre, every part of (t,r lnu
ba been tried. I-ec has beard that tbii
is held by new and untried troops. From
his observatory be sees tbeir unsbiltind
position. Itrcak through that and tli- 1',,:.,
mac army is destroyed forever. The veteran
division of the rebel l'ickett. that luJ m, r
known defeat, is still fresh. Quickly it 1
formed for Ine charge. For two b.urs one
hundred and forty pieces of rebel ca.-inon
four tbeir deidly'contents into the ranks of
these sons ol Vermont untrained to t!ic
shock of bottle. ly all analogy and ex
perience, human endurance has .rue e-x-hausted.
The foundations of earth are
shaken by tlic furious cannonade, but not
the lines of them men. There the? stand
upon those bloody slos. far to tbe front of
the'nther !iiirt. as firm nn rlu hill. .r !...:.
. - - VI I'll 11
own Green Mountain home, and rtc-irc and
shatter the charging columns of treasin amid
tbe unrestrained applause of the veterans .if
other corps who were the a Jmirm.r Bptct.i
tois ot the stunend.jii-- ir.it-i..tv i: ..rJ.
burgh is won, and tl Iirows .'1 ..i,ion;s
gallant soldiers arc garlan). 1 tit'i the
laurels of the victorr from 1 the vc
o! Kebellion ever after receded
Time will not allow mc to detail t'ic events
that preceded the 19th of October, 101.
Tbe bbenftDdonh Valley had again become
tbe active theatre ot war. i'lm inimr.i.1
t-, t. , 1 , . . . . I
ouciiuju uiui iiusncu nis vtetorii iif army,
tiniox i. An act entitled an act to in
corporate the City of Burlington," approved
November 22, 18tl, is hereby amended by the
a l.ll.t . L t ,1 . . -
1 iiikju oi following sccuoas :
Sxc. 36. Upon tbe taking eflect of this Act
the school be oses and all property belonging to
the several School Districts, and tbe property
now cccupicd bv Union District "A" ia tbe cite
cf Burlington, snail pass to, and become tne
property or said City, and all the school districts
in said City shall cease to exist, and alt debts
and obhgatiois due and owing from said dis
tricts shall be paid and Ihjuidated by said city.
8ec oT. There is hereby established in said
city a Board ef School f.emmisskncrs. to be
composed at follows, vis : the Superintendent
of Schools in said city, who shall be ei officio
a membt r tr said Board; six School Commis
sioners, to 1 1- appointed as follows : Tbe Board
of A! lcrni' u taall in the month of April, A.D.,
lc' -7. n-ifitit six School Commissioners, two re
siding iu each Ward, two of them shall be des-?..ii-,tn.l
f.. I..-! 1 ..ffi.-. t. r ,1.. ... ... , r
'y 1 each, two for the term of two rears each, and
comprised largely ol Vermont troops, lar op
toe aiiey. smarting urxjt-r repeated dc
fmts. and full? nimviniu i i...
of iiolding this alley, the rcbelB had ijuieily
assembled a large and well appointed lur-e
near Middletown, and resolved upon one of
those sudden and overwhelming strokes that
not unfrcqucntly have decided the fortune '(
On the morning of tl.c 19tb ol Octobt r
circumstaneea oouibinnl to ipniLrp il.f ,i...
cess ol tbe contemplated Mow exceedingly
probable. 1'hc victories that nul so lately
crowned the Union arms, rendered an attatk
from the enemv imnrubnblc. Sheridan was
absent. The elements even were favorable
to a surprise. The foggy atmoetplicrc of
early toornm;; covered the rebels' t tea 1th v
movements. .No sound broke the all per
vading stillness. While the victors of recent
fields were resting in the heavy slumber of
over tasked nature, iiut nn thi- hnt umirj
ol morning pierced the Kistern liorix hi, the
run, iuc snout, mc t'jtning vullcy, startled
the slccitrs to dmv. The surnrieo was com.
plctc. In front, in flenk, m rear, volleys
mured from an unseen foe. Iiut tie liard
encd veterans cannot yield without a strug
gle. Blow 13 returned fur blow. One po
sition after another is taken, but the icbcl
ontei is tricsutiDlc. I bus pastes motning
into tnid-d.1V- Mtnr h:if Till.-n mnr. I.firn
been captured, camps and urtillery gone.
The fruits of tust victories sceni sbppinc
n"nji . ,0,1? iii;i, i'hiii.iiii ainii-
two ior tuc term of three Tears each resnfctiTs-
!y, and shall in each year thereafter at the an
nual appointment of officers, appoint two Cm
missiosers to held office for the term ( I three
years each, and until tbeir successors shall be
appointed. The Board of School Commission
ers, shall elect one of their number President
theieof, and shall appoint a Clerk who shad not
be a membtr cf said Beard, and a majority
tbcreol shall constitute a Uorum for the trans
action ot busimsa. Two ol tbe School Cutnmis
s:oncrs, not including tbe Superintendent of
Schools, shall be residents of each Ward. Too
Board of Aldermen shall fill any vacancy arising
in the 15. ai J of School Commissioners in cosse
iuence of death, resignation, removal from the
Ward, or other disability.
Sec. The Board of ScUjU Ci.tnuiiseioitrs
shall hv the care and custody of all tLe prop
ertv used for and bstoiifrhiv tn th r
said city, shall employ teachers, and fix their
ivuipciiMuuu, umt tuc ooueroi ana manage
ment cf all the schools of said city, and exam
ine and allow all claims arising lhsrsfmm sn.1
draw warrants fjr the pajment of tbe same up-
tu toe t.nj iicisunr, wuica warrants snail be
paid from the moneys hereinafter specified, and
generally shall have and enjoy all the poweraod
authority, and perform or cause to be performed
all the duties pertaining to the office of Pruden
tial Committee and Clerk of School Districts as
"now provskd by law: shall have power to 1 3
tabliih graded schools, and provide for the in
struction of the scholar; in tbe sciences or higher
branches of a thorough education. They snail
be sworn by the Mayor to the faithful discharge
of their duties; hold meetings as often as nee
essary to fulfil their duties, and keep a record
tf alt their proceeding in books provided for
that purpose; they shall receive no compensa
tioa for their services ia managing the pruden
tial, financial and educational affairs of tbe city.
The City Superintendent shall receive such com
pensation as is now provided by Uw, and such
additional compensation as shall be voted him
by the City Council, to be paid by the School
Commissioners from the School fu:.J. Tbe Su
ttrmtendent ef Schools shall annuaj'y report to
the City Council such statistics as are now rc-
ntiirsil hv lav. and mfi nttiM- infnraiatL, it..
School Commissioners shall direct.
si''- Tbe City Treasurer shall keep a
separate account of all moneys appropriated for
tbe use of schools, which mencys shall consist of
the income of the United States Deposit Fund
and of tbe town school fund, tbe income of any
moneys or other property donated by any per
son to said city for tbe use ot schools, and all
moneys appropriated by tbe Cily Council for tbe
use nf srhoouT. anil tl. f fit TrMuiMi. .hall ... .
out of any noneys mentioned in this section arc
n.iiouis uiawu vj 1 1JC 11 int.-1 01 OCDOOl Uu.
missioners for the use of schools. The City
Couneil shall annnllv nnnMnn.1.
of schools a rum not exceeding the amount
i'oku wousi ue rawed oy a tax ot twenty-are
cents upon tbe dollar of the grand list of said
city, and not less than the amount now required
by law to be raised by towns under section 80
vt uusptci euc jncrai suiiuua. .nu tae
City Couneil shall bare power to assess a tax
annually for the purpose of defraying sash ap
propriatlons not exceeding twenty-fire cents op
en the dollir uf the grand list cf said city. nd
the city jhall not be required to assess the tax
H.e editorial in the St. Alba Aff
oi lac: Thursday beaded Still 00 tbe war
path," has iost eattCn't-oor ere. Tlie .Vrt-
scrycr is quick -no take o Sense where none
was meant. We applied tbe terms un
bougbt and unboyable" to tl republican
Pros of tbe district, and did not think of
insinuating tbat tbe Meuenyet was an ex
ception Nor is the Fan Passe still on
the war path." We could do no less, as it
seemed to as, than to sum up briefly the
moral results of I he late eon test in this dis
trict, and having so done, we arc Mr osjy A.
D' moTtvis nil nisi bonnm. We nave now
no personal eot.troversy with any body, tbat
we know ol, and propose henceforth assidu
ously to ' cultivate tbe arts of peace" with
Tbe Verge noes rermeafcr. about the lime
of the opening of tl Session, took us up for
writing "advance history" with too great
postiveness. What does the Vermonter
think now ? Can it mentiua a prediction of
ours in reference to either tbe Senatorial or
Corgreaeional contests tbat has not been
The Stark Bank of Bennington winding
up its Mate banking business and destroyed
..SOW in bills lately.
Tax Militia. EurnoN or a Hhigadiix
(initial The Lccirlatore, last week, in
Joint Assembly, unanimously elected Col
' m. D. Munson of this town, to be Bria
dier Ucneral, oi tbe Firtt Brigade Vt. Mil
itia, in place of Gen. Jno. L. Iiaratow. re
signed. (Jen. Munfon's expeiiener, and
familiarity with bcadiuarter duty, in tbe
Army, eminently tit bim for tbe position.
e ooum not that be will be found cental
to any emergency in it, and congratulate tbe
Brigade on securing so competent a com
Fatal Acctmst. A son ofltcubcn Stam
ford, who lives just north of tbe eity. went
out to bunt Thursday on bis father's farm,
and did not return. Tlie family becomin
alarmed got the neighbors tut to search fur
him, and n?xt morning bis body was discov
ered shot through the bead, probably by an
accidental explosion of his gun.
A 7 BAIN THROWN Oir AD THE r.tSSKtcrHS
boeeid. The night train from Louisville
for Nasbvilie was thrown off tbe track, near
Franklin, Ky., early Thursday morning, by
a band ol robber who proceeded to rob the
passengers, g'-ttir.g about $2500 in money
and watches. Ibc engine rolkddowna
thirty foot rmlnnkmrnt. The engineer was
badly turt, and tbe fireman is missing. The
ruins of the express and baggage ears took
fh-c and were burned.
At day Fght. quite a psrty started in
pursuit of tiie villains who did tbe mi-chief.
Caseuss Uain.NC. A tenon during a
l.ursc by the Academy building in St. Al
lies as the boys were swarming from it
Tteufsy afternoon, neglected to cheek the
ied ot tbe animal in mMD2 tbrouzh
the tuwd. n d r: n i n tint little fiHous,
injuring two com-idt rably .
Mr. Johnson submitted tbe point in dis
pute between himself and Congress to the
prople. and in twenty : U tea the people
have acted on tbe subject ; and in eighteen
States tbe deeiatoa has been adverse- to bis
pretention. Will be heed the a imonition '
At Leavenworth, Kentas, a gentleman
named Mi thai 1 Pirytylowicx, is running
for tbo Ii-girlaturc. It is to tc hoped be
gitis eitra oy to the bluweis le dirt to
hurrah for hitu.
Tiicisdat, Nov. &.
Jtcaoaifmarei By Messrs Safferd ef West
minster. Pease of Pcbester. Marsh of Wood
stock, Harris of Windham, White of Wimlfor,
converse or lownihtnd, Itsbinson ef Newfonr.
Sheild of West Windsor, pal cf Pcmfret, Wel
of Bridgwater. Hubbard of Stockbridge. Fletcher
of Resding, Tripp of Stratton, Earle of Ply
mouth, Curtis of Somerset, Sherman of Dover,
remouttranccs against the formation ol a new
county by the name of Union ; referred to Eeltit
com on that subject.
PtlitionVy .Mr Van Sicklen ef Burlington
in relation to tolls ; to gen. com.
From com on education h bill in additicn to
act to incorporate the University of Vermont
and Agricultural College. Amendment pro
posed by Mr Clark of Poultney, ami bill and
amendment ordered to lie
From the Senate Tn smrnil n rt tn ip.KMr.
porate the eity of Burlington ; to com on csrpo-
h bill in relitkn to ihs nnttfMtMin f ntna
previdinz for a reiristrr law. w,, tutpn nr. sn.1
Thurslsy, Xav. S.
SilU iiiudh 06 to incorporate the VYcattt
tttieid and Clarement railroad company; 71 to
extend an act te authorize the n moral cf ob-
slroetiacs frcm Ins lfn mri itr ht 171 n
inesrporate the Vermont State ecleet'ie raedfeal
societv: s 72 reUtiri- to it, nxlit. r
women; h.l 12 to incorporate the Westen beted
Bilie inti odvcrdBr Mr Hyde relating to a
collector of taxes, providing that any town may
at its Mirth meeticg elect a collecter of taxes
1- . t o t .1 . . . ,,
nuv euaii inic me fame power as 1st constaoie,
and tbat tbe 1st ccnstalle of a town wbkh dec:
not ofaoose a collector, shall be collector.
Dy sir rale, relating to the payment of non
residents' State taxes, providing that they shall
be paid on or before the lit Thursday ef Jan.
in each year
Bill referred V! relating to tbe quaKhea
t.on of voters; to com on judiciary.
Resolution! of respect for the memory of Sen
ator Giy were introduced by Senator Deten,
unanimously adopted, and tbe Senate aijouraed.
TtViaoaslr 11 By Mr Lovefand ef Nor
wich. Mr Chandler of Hartford, and .Mr Cobb of
Putney, against any change in Ike boundary
lino of Windsor eounlv or thr fnrmitWm r .
new county ; referred to select com on that sub
ject. Retorti From eoa on roads h bill incorpor
ating the Moctrelier and St. Johcsbury Rail
road Co., with amendments which were adspltd;
From com on education h bill in amendment
ofsecsland6c22gs relating to the Board of
Education, with amendments whieh were dis
cassed at length. The bill was hid on the table,
and made tbe special order for Saturday at 10
o'clock A. M.
Mr nubbard of Stockbridge announced the
death of Hon. MerncV Gay, ttnator from the
county of Windsor cctuctr, and ctfercd resolu
tion of nipect for bii memory, which were
adopted, aad the House adjourned.
Friliy, Nor. !.
Hill, introduced liy Mr Porter, to bgriRat
the grand list of the town of Cornwall; to earn
By Mr Taft repealing sees to 21 e S7 g s
relating to insurance companies,
JS?1? Pn"iJinS tbat the trraad Kst
shall be.'pubBshed each year in the aet and re
solves mttead of in the journal.
Mr Hendee submitted the report of the cam.
on federal rcfatiens on the joint resolutiona rela
tive to the Fenian prisoners in Canada, and
toe resolutions were passed with propsals of
iltWafioa Providing for evening sessions
on and after Monday evening neat; adopted.
.x.f'1 "lfttlin-By Mr. Rounds of Chester.
that no bills tl ntnln.l l.i. -.u.-.
- ..v iuiu Cltutrr UOU5C
alter this week, except such as may be reported
from escu: nn mnttnn r f ,m t: r ,1 .
- ..w v, jo -oiuci ti jiaacnes-
tcr, ordered to lie.
Mr Van Sicklen of Burlington called up h
bill to pay certain State officers the sum therein
mentioned, the question being on the motion af
lr nalker of Lnillnw tn ..-.m .1.
, " ..wilfcun I11C TOIC
passing the bill (This bill as preiiou.Ir
P,8.8' P?' ,0 Cens- Washburn and Pitkin
.lti00aeh.l Tl.c rrw.llnn i....,.l
. .vivwiMiiiii wm ic
om Aii puMfi Ktlating to offences
against the public health, prohibiting the bill
ing or causing to be killed, or hariny in rw
eion with intent to sell, or !o semi nnt e ,C
State, anr calves less than four weeks old;l Is
incorporate the Montpelier and St Johnsburr
Itailroul rn far thi nnhnain r c . t - r .
,, ; ' ...vu V. U311 iu itkC
Bombaaue; to prettct fish In Hall's Pond iu
.loiuutjf, iu iccorporaie uirers corporations.
pmin mm nn pli.m, K Kill ,.,
' - ' 17 JOUn in-
onran sskms. tn rs iliwh.n.1 r-,- t. ,,
7 o -- 7.;, -o tuiiucr con-
SKleratioa of the bill; request crsnted. ilr
Burt or fawaaton stated the ficta' as appeared
before the com. on rUTm. it.. 1 - . . - -
, ,ua. l.l.J tlAUU 19 1U
payment for services in raising a campanr for
th UMnl vtm. . : t . . .
- i.vuii.1.1, nuit.11 m-M musiereu lata
th IT R wrttM . V.n.-it
1 ...0,1 uiscoargeti
bv order of Got. 1'iirhsnla I,
-. ..- vi.iiuci 1
the compiny was actually in the service of the
, . " - "u 01 tne neglect of
( ot. luines. nntttmn. .fTt.- 1 .
collttaion of Gen Baxter, then Adj't general of
the State, ths nmnl nf .k. .
. v u.ti iuz u. me
oompany into the U. S. service wai .upprcssed
on ecccuct of the prejudice against his com
pany on account of its being made up of for
eigners, and that Capt Lonergan sufTercd great
loss by reason of sacrifice of his buunesi Taml
Ices of time in rrrnTtfn I... .....
- , : & wuiiuuir, anu tuc
ram. thought him entitled to something, and
i tuc oianx nas been filled by vote of the
Senate, directing the com. to insert the sum of
S70I. The hill w r,.l i. n .
Lbater, and unanimously pissed; to psy Giles
varpeuier. tne sum inertia mentioued thy a
substitute bill In m, him CM: L J
vi lur lour jrau,
for injuries received m line of doty a member
rrom com. on education s bill to amen 1 in
act establishing Norwich University at Norwich
passed; from com. cn military affairs tbe
iomt resolution on the policy of reconstructing
the rtWllious States offered by .Mr Cheney of
Gloverl substituting resolutions as follows :
Whereas, the suppression of the late uopro
vofccl. nicked and gigantic rtlellioa agvinst
the best government m Christendom, involved
the expenditure of billions of treasure, the sacri
fice or hundreds of thousands of invaluable
lives, and occasioned an incalculable amount of