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XXXV. MSW SJdJU.ES VOLXII
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O. C. A. UKMtDICT.
.iOKXIXG. DECEMBER 11. 1S6.
ferUun on the H it I'rccdmen.
It has long been the policy of tbc copper
head tsreag to ridicule all reports of mal
treatment oi the colon 1 race at the South
as abolition storn t cot ui (or effect or with
& ' ' bat slender foundation in fact. Tbpr would
bare the people Ulicve tbat the blacks arc
perfectly well off and contented in slavery or
the neatest approach to it tbat the South
erners cai attain under present laws ; and
if any body intimate a the- contrary they call
it a bmcfc-republican electioneering story.
They will hardly dar" to call by such name
the following sentence-', in May. lien. Sber
i inn's official report, just published :
" Mj own opinion is that the trial f a white
man for the murder of a freedmsn, in Texas,
would bea farce, and in making this statement
I make it because troth compels me, and for
no other reason."
' It is strange tbat over a white man killed
by Indians oo an extensive frontier the greatest
t-xritement will take place, but over the killing
of many freedmen in the tettlemratt. Hoiking it
done I cannot help bnt see this, and I cannot
help but tell it to my superior?, no matter
bo unpleasant it may be to the authorities of
Gen. bberidan seems to tbink and a great
many will tbink he right that freedmeo
get killed, and nobody is punished ; bat we !
duubt if be succeed in making the copper- I
bead Democracy believe, it though they may
not dare to denv his statement.
Mr. IUymjxo Catetbisxd. At the Re
publican Caucus on Wednesday evening.
Congms. Mr. Raymond
and after tbc regular
was diroed of.Mr. AsHlev.
said be no'ieitj as rresent
address of the Philadelphia Convention, ai.d
asked it be was a member ul the I'niou parry
and bad any right there ?
Tbe Chairman, Mr. Morrili, of Vermont,
replied, amid much laughter, '-While the
lamp holds out to burn, the vilest sinner
Sir. Raymond, on bring acd whether he
did not participate in tl.c Philadelphia Con
vention, replied that he had, but not in any
i-pirit of hostility to the I'nicn party . that
be entered tbe Convention to etrcngthtn the
party, thinking it should be m-jrc cntcrva
tiv than it was ; but nhtn be found tbe
Convention likely to lead to the defeat of the
liiion party be abandoned it, and had ever
tince done bis utmot to maintain and sup
;wri the Union arty. fit- aim said be
approved the meaHir ri'p,.ru--J In ic this !
Mr. sx-ofichl muita ilr mh-ui.-in I
alicwed to nmain in tr in:.t r r.oi at
his option, and to judge for IhiumI! whether
he was a member of tl.c I f I n party or
-Mr. Lawrence, of Ohio, irked Mr. Kay -diond
whether he adhere d to the doctrine of
U- PbtUdelnhi addrrsi'. tartipularlv to tee
! uoe that the rebel States xul nut ratify
' Constitutional Amtn 'uiriit without dia
iU. Raymond denied i l.cre icb a
(Urn in it. He adbovd to tbat address
Beoliug to bis cunstrueti'-n of it, but not
aw ri!it to the eoostruetion sometimes pot
ujor it others.
U Stevens could no: t 1. Mr. Ray-
:.d could pretend to an . i.neclion with
lit L'nion party r.ltir hi? n.."uUrship in tbe
ruirtdepbia Contenti' n, :. d 1 i- euthorabip
ut the address put '.: ill. I y tl st body
M! Parlirg hi.d 11. i . oi New York,
and Mr. Gaifjeld, ot OH-. fp kc in favor of
Mr. Raymond rtmainitig in tne caucus and
Mr. Morrii-, ot New Yoik S;att-, and Mr.
Took against bis doing i- j.
Mr. Raymond made si ni- ! ai 1 1 cr cz laca
tion with lfgard to the pi il. dilphia ad
Jrev, Mben tbe caucuc rd"ptd Mr. Sco
Itid's resolution by a tote of sixty-six
ag linet tw- nty-five.
Mr Scin ne k t fltred a it solution tbat no
p ii'. . a,, r, can honorably and c rMSicntly be
a nk-Uilvr ot the Onitn " jarty abd act witb
iji-M.r. mtailjersoi Uoiij in eaaeae who
.ji ert to the addrostol ttc. rbiladeJphia
. i.vtntiun, teU in August but
Atirr coniduable delate ip this resolu
tkn. it aas laid on the taUc, on tbejreund
tbat it nae entirely out .f wder, m it is
n it 1 1 1 d to itit caec o( Mr. Raymond, which
hud Utn previously settled by tl e r.HluUon
of Mr. b co field.
TWe vote was close on fit luolitii to lay on
t! v lalde, being thirty to thirty six.
IV anion's t. Hloists.. Vt do not
d.mt.t that Mr. Walton f eortcet in bis'
r.iuu.t ifnt hra Ri-Uti-r for 1 SC7 i9 "the j
. . a .. . f
m-st ' complete and aecuiatc t. i.egistcr
tr publifbed. "It is alHi neatly printed
'n new tyieTiitng M", decided improvement
jd tbc previous, uumbctt, u, typowpUirl
Ipcaranoe. An i acenui anying circular
notes the following joints jn wbiofa it ha?
the advantage of Atwater's Directory. It
wntaina much more matter, as for In-tancc,
retunw of ten towns, not in Atwater'e ;
' Bnks. Hoard of Education, Governors and
state elctione, Ineuraneo Companies, and
Interest Statute. Doriecif them in Atwsters.
Wn County Officer, Grand list, Governor
tjtefor 1?R6. and Potatie, Walwn's
ii foimation ie official, and mueh ntre 00m-'
I ktc and accurate than AtWafer's. As to
pulation Mr. Walton states that Atwater's
Spires are incerrcct in 113 towns out o(
211 . and tbat on Governor vote, not a coun
t) 1- i-orrcct, in-Atwater's book, while in
- me of tbc towns the errors amounted to
bundtedfl of votes. Instances arc sjecified
in the figuiee 0f seventeen towns, among
them some of the largest and most impor
tant the State. In St. Jobnsbury Atwater's
errors amount to over 150 votes; in Water
fury to 101; in Rockingham ".70 ; Essex,
L't derbill and Wcstford. in this County arc
erroncci.i-ly j;ivcn, and so on. Plainly the
Directory got the start ol the Register in
point of time, at tbc cxrenee of fullness and
tecuracy and in such a book of statistical
.1 1 rmation, accuracy is everything. Pcr
' ion has however not yet been reached in
t ituer of tbe Registers. The Times has
i.ote d the following in the buincs direcary
.f our city as given by Walton .
One of our young Attornejs , Mr. Reid D.
Paipe is bisected, and published as the firm of
Retd Paigt; II. II. Talcott is made A. II.
Tulcott; Doctor J. M. Knox is printed J. VT.
Knox; Paul Sa Mathews. Pauld & Mathews;
Doctors M. Cole and N. W. Perry, read W. Cole,
and A. W. Perry; the names of Doctor Lang
don ar,l Lund are omitted. Doctors Harris and
w -ters are omitted from the list of Dentists, as
i!so is the name cf the Eev. L. 0. Ware, of the
Faitarian Society from the list of tbe Orgy.
In the chaotic arrangement cf our business
So our dry goods merchants are announced as
J'V goodt and groctrict, while Jed P. Clark
M Van Sicklen & Walker are named as whole
We dry oojr.
As Mr. Walton has expressed his gratifica
' a to have such errors and omissions noted,
e add a few more, which, strike us at a
wty glance. From our merchant! G. tV.
Witb, 0. L. Liailey. and Bswd,
j wood and oorI dealers ; Murray and lUcd,'.
I C,art wl'olcealc tobacconists and" cigars ;
, x,. A. KJgell. furniture and auction More;
I". Smith, C". Wainwngbt. J. F. liaywnrd,
flour, feed, Ac. ; G. M. Peterson, tobacco,
cigars and confectionery, arc omitted. From
our manufacturer?, Gicgory A Mead, coffic
and spice will ; O. L. ,t A. K. Italian, tt-
tery ; IJ. I). Peterson, brewery ; Churchill
' ,1 Co., steam caw mill ; G. P. WoodV S. Co..
! Souring mills : G. I. 11 agar, barncse trim
j mioge and silver plating, are omitted. From
; physician Dr. J S. Gale is omitted. It
will be observed that these omiwions include
every dealer in Leavenworth Block, and a
number of oar active and heavy Ira si new
concerns. e notice also several errors of
a letter or e i. in tbc names given, in addition
to thote noted ubove. It is tolerably dear
tbat there ie still room for improvement in
botn Atwater's and Walton V hooks, and till
something approaching completeness and
accuracy is reached, vie shall be glad to
have "the war of the registers" go on.
John II. Surnitt.
Nearly eighteen mouths have pa--sed t-.'nee
tnc acatt.s ot tbe principal conspirator a in
the asMueinatMn ot Abraham Lincoln, and
still the plot remains a myrtery. A brigbtthe-
ater ucain leaping on tne scene u wouno
ed man at hay in a Virginia barn, defying
nis iMireuera. acn snot Dy tbe iMuntfer oi a
soldier a uck loan's bed, and tbe aasaMHn
witb hie knife at hi throat -tnc secret
eotisultatione of murdereis, coming and go
ing unoer ranoos names ana disguises
tnete are tne ngure in that ternhie picture.
in wbich, like tboe ot Kembrandt, vast
shadows enshroud a Sera and lurid light
The gallows, with four corpses, and one of
mem a woman trie try irluga,uitere tour
cunvicts extnatc in wretched solitude their
crimes a quiet grave far away in Illinois
these arc i to companion ptctnresudyet there
is one more terriote. it w ttiat oi a man Hy
ing fn.m tbe land where bo war born : fly
ing Iruin the avenger Death, from the body
oi nis victim, irom tbe corpse of bis mother
V" tbe -n-leeking in vain to lose himsjl
from tbe memory of man. This is John
Harrison Surratt, of whore eciual guilt in
the crime there is no doubt, and by whom,
it is believed, much tbat is bidden may be
The evidence taken before tbe Military
Commissi! n in June, llia, proved John 11.
Surratt to be one ot tbe principal conspira
tors. It was at tbe house of his mother
that the meeting were held -. up to the
week ol tbe assassination he had been
journeying between Richmond and,MontrraI;
Booth waa his constant companion ; Mudd
concealed him in the woods near bis bouse;
Payne consulted with him: Atierodt eon
feescd tbat Surratt induced him to join the
t-jnspiracy: one Xott, a Rebel,
when he hoard of the juurder, it
wjs rworn, ixclatmed : "MvOod! John!
burratt knew all about this, and do you '
cuppose be is going to stay in Washington
and lot tbem catch him?" Ilia name waa
tbe fiist in the indictment. Had there been
any doubt ol his guilt his flight would have
removed it, for though none of the prwei
tals were more lrtq ntlv teen up to the 3d
of April, on tie afternoon of the 14th be
was teen lor the last time, booted and spur
red, ready lor his escape. From that time
tbe exisUnce oi John eirratt waaa mystery;
it was Ix-litied he was dead . that be had
rcvtaled toe names oi his ielluw-conspira-IOTB
to the Government, and bad berm allow
ed to esespe ; that be was secretly impri
xuocd. It was nuted that no reward was
offered for his arrest. Vet. as time passed
on, John Surratt was forgotten, till the
bluer day came the startliug news tbat be
bad been arre ted by tbe American Consul
Ucncr&l in Kp'.
De (juicccy. in illustration o! t'ic vant
empire and power ol tnc Komuns. imagines a
fugitive from tbe vengeance of tbe Emperor
vainly seeking to etcipe his grasp. N Ttli.
South, Eat or Wist, wherever tbc wrf.cl id
man may fly, he treads within the circle of
Rome, and l.ir band is raised aboxe hiai ;
though be Uy to tbe uttermost part of the
earth, Ov-ar will be before him. In tbio age
Justice is as hard to escape. The gnat
criminal bides in vain in foreign lands,
changes bis name or disguiws his person.
SurattV icrsun was nut very easy to diguic.
A tall man, with a prominent lore-head and
very Inrge nose, with deeply sunken eyee and
long black hair. Thus he was described at
,01 hia.wandirings, little w known. It is said
Suit be was ri cognized on a Liverpool steam
er shortly after tbe murder. Then came tbe
iuinor that 'he was serving as a private in
tbo iPopeM Gourds at Rome. We know
SjfiK thai be had beta a soldier in the Papal
Z;uav at Veroh, anl served under tbc
alne ol "John Watson ' The fact became
ttioini tJ Mr. Rufus King, o'ur Minister at
Roo.c, who tcU-graphod to our Guiqrninent,
and uae instructed to secure bia am 5t, Mr.
jiing confcrretl with Cardinal Antonelli, who
kocd Hu older lor bis seizure Surratt
fiMlftn ! hf' ubm imtrtM n,I - nnil .m rrmnvill
from jail, gnardid by Eve 'soldiers, broke
irom their hands, joioreOl it is said, over
11 reci ico morei than J0( lilt high, and is
jd into tbc, Italian territory. Mr. Mnrsh
6ur Minister' at Pldra'noe, obtained tcligniph
u.' iftbtriictiDr.s livnt tbc'ItalMnHIovemraent
to have a.l the feature of Iuly watcbt,d to
prevent bis e-si. lie was toon supposed
Bj.ba.vc embarked in a steamer fur Malta,
and a dispatch to tnat island arrived too
lhte te dentin htra; nnothtT tras sent to AU 1
fcndriil, nud'whe-n Surratt' stepped upon
ebons )t Ejypt. be was soiled by the
strong, lar reaching arm ot America. United
State detectives; it is said, latvc watched
Him since' October. Rut long beforo this ho
must have been overtaken by n spccdier,surcr.
ftic. Fear ws ever at his back ; from rc
mor he culd bnrdly escape, for even if he
cbuld forget the ciimc hi bad committed,
bow could he ever ccatc to ecc tbo phantom
of bis mother on the gallows? Coward all
tbe world believed him, since tbat day wben
he fled and left her to tufTer ; a cowaid, it
was said, she held him, and in her last mo
ments refused to hear his name.
There is true dramatic interest in this im
perfect history. The escape and puuuit of
no other criminal in this century has so much
to excite tbe imagination. No man, it is
possible, not even Booth, worked harder to
accomplish tbc murder ; and a deeper inter
est is given to bis share in tbc conspiracy by
bis frequent journeys to Richmond. Upon
Surratt's presumed connection witb the
Rebel Government, Andrew Johnson charg
ed Jefferson Davis with complicity in the
assassination. New revelitions arccxpcctcd
Irom his trial ; the public may be disap-r-.;it
in ihnt. vet if John Surratt could be
induced to confess, bclorc the death which
is almo-t certain to be his late, there is no
reasonable doubt but that be niigbt tell the
whole story of Lincoln's assassination Irom
mc oecinnin" to tno enu i. .
Tiie ocexrATios or Maiamoras. ipon
tbc demand ol General Sedgwick, the city of
Malamorae. Mexico, with the fortificatione
and troops, were surrendered to tbe United
States, Nov. 30. The troops are to '"e treat'
cd as rriscEtrs of war of the United States.
locir lives ana rropcriy are luuy guaran
teed. Tbc city will be turned over to Esco-
bedo. lie is icrorted in possession.
Sedgwick eays be took poucssion to pre
vent plunder, as Canalcs bad abandoned the
place and told bis men to belp themselves.
Gen Sbcridan who ccmmacca tbc depart
ment, does not approve of Sedgwick's action
and it is said bas removed bim from coin.
zsasd. He ordered the withdrawal of tte.
C 6. trsopi at oitt
Correspondence cf the Free Press. 1
Tioui the West Indies.
Sr. Ceoit, Nov. 10.
The appearance of the fawn of St. Thomas,
picturesquely placed at the bottom of a deep
narrow bay and on the base of rather steep
broken hills rising rapidly behind it and cover
ed with tropical vcrdeure and with rows of palm
trees skirting the shore, is very striking. But
as we did not go ashore I can not particularize.
There were a djzen of us intending to go to
CrDlT. DTUl it ttd, iillWa ftliikat to m( nirr
, .. . .. . .... j--
that island, thirty to forty miles sooth of St.
Thomas, as quickly as iwesible. The only eon -
veyaccc is by means cf small schooners which
pass to and (ro, mostly for irei-hting and
market purposes and with very limited acoon-
loodation for paawngcrs, usoallj ; m 01 enter.
they make their voyages in the night unless they
get becalmed, when they may bea night and day
or cvtn twice as loog on tbo water. We beard
tbat one, deemed much the best cf ail, was in
tbe port and we deputed one of our d amber to
look up tbe captain and propose a special trie
for 00 r accommodation. He soon came on board,
a tall frank-lookirg, well dressed inttlligeoi
bkek man, with tbe whole tearing of a gentle
nwtBly man of business an appearand which
was fully made good by all that we saw and
beard of him afterwards. IVe scon closed a bar
gain and by noon were under weigh fur our
destination. The weather was fine, tbe breeze
pretty strong, but tbe schooner was stiff and on
the whole very comfortable, ami we all agreed
tbat the ran was a ddigbtfal one. We dsl not
get into the harbor of Christmustadt till after
dark, and darkness comes on in t btse s j
with a quickness after sun down which is 1- 1
most startling. A boat took us on shore uoder !
durge ot a government officer and we were
landed on the King's little wharf. (Xo sailing
vessel or steamer is aUowel to come to the wharf ,
to hud passsengersor freight from another island i
or distant port all must be brought ashore in 1
row boats or lighters so says the King f t
Denmark, and so it must be.) Our baggage, ',
save what light things we could carry in our
hands, had to remain on board according to
regulation, till the next morning. At we were
we soon round ourselves in quarters for the
night ; and next day at an early hour found all
our things ic. at the Custom House for inspec
tion. The process was conducte d bv a vounc
Danish soldier, and was not rigorous or unrea
sonable in any particular. A pocket pistol be
longing to one of the juniors of the party had to
be reserved for the determination of a higher
authority. The little pistol went through all
the steps and was restored to the owner la about
-a week, which, considering the alow pace at
which men and things move in this hot climate,
waa as early as coaU reasonably have been
Our residence here has been tio brief to justi
fy us in giving much more than first impres
sions cf tbe place, and its surroundings, of tbc
people and their modes of life and business.
Tbe place, Christianstaedi, is tbe chief one of the
island has about oOOO inhabitants of all age
and description, fat situated on irregular ground
rising from the edge of a beautiful bay on the
aaks efabarp irregular bilk. To the North
west efffllfcs bay an plaatatioas, or estates
as they'seem to be called nan, of great beauty.
as seen firm our chamber windows. Long
rows of cocoa nut palms are seen waving in tbe
wind their pendulous branches, and cane field;
and fruit trees fill out the scene. In some places
the eul'ivatrdl estates reach .juite to the top of
the hii's, t f wbicb tbe highest in sight are from
about 4.'ii feet to 50 (ret high. n tbe right
of our view a little island called Protestant bar,
occupied by a romantic pile of buildings lcoking
l.ke half tort and half dwelling house, shuts in
our sight in that natter. On a promontory a
little way bctond is a light house, which serve
to guide vessels coming into the harbor. About
a mde frcia tbe bottom of the bay, there
stretches across it from east to west a coral reef,
slightly curved in form, so that the I. ty inside
of it ts shaped much like a moon of the first
quarter five or six days old. Outside cf this
reef tbe water deepens rapidly and whenever
there is an; wind, or motion of the waves from
seaward, the surf bleaks on tbe reef in a most
beautiful manner. Sudden); a white line of
foam arrears, gradually stretching out so that
it koks like a long living cieature, this perbsps
chased by another, and that by another, and so
on, some loog and seme short, tbe whole fas
cinating tbe e ve with the never failing beauty
of the appearance. Tbe grey blue ocean appears
oh tbe outside ; ant within the reef the water
ling mostly shallow say a fathom to a fathom
an 1 a half deep, except in the harbor proper on
the Korlbeatt side and near the tortuous en
1 trance through tbc reef, where tbe vessels draw
'itg eighteen to twenty feet of water can ride
is free from the violence of winds and waves.
During tbe hurricane which camel so much
damage, some weeks ago, in some of tbe islands,
this island was unhurt. Tbe report is that
hardly ever any damage comes to it from the
hurricanes so much dreaded on other islands.
Smta Cruz appears to lie just 'outside of the
reep which those destructive blows take in
their course. During tbo late hurricane, the
people say that the suif broke on the reef anl
shot into the air to a height and with a volume
cf stupendous magnificence
Whether the color cf the water in the bay ia
caused by sea grass er some other character of
the bottom on which point I am uncertain
the fact is tbat broad stripes and patches of
beautiful green varying in shape and dimtnsiens
from hour to hour and blending with the neutral
hue of the rest of the water produce a beautiful
effect, taken with the surrounding;, rarely
equalled and perhaps nowhere surpassed.
A small fort, from which we are saluted with
a morning gun at o A. XI., and an evening gun
at 8 P. M., guards the harbor an! a little cus
tom-house is near the landing. Danish soldiers
are seen here and there (there are I understand
onlv about 125 kent here, under command of a
major) to do duty at the fort and at the govern
ment buildings. These buildings have a pretty
substantial looking appearauca and are kept in
Some of our party had an interview witn
the Governor ot the island a few days ago. He
received us m the official apartments of tbe
Government house, we being introduced by
arrointment bv the American Cental of the
dace. The Governor received cs very court- 1 tion tor ccrtmcates oi quaiiuwuou. , .u -T
, . it m l-.v. . fr a half I penntendent of schools of any adjoining town,
eously. and conversed affably with us for a bslr ; ,ho thiU eIim-mc such applicants in relation
fcmir nr mere He is a middle aged gentleman ef 1 , ,t.:r ouahfications therefor, and, if found
cood-arpearance, and speaks theEnglish langu-
6000 rp 7 ' :..y,,r- ,rd It
sSe imperfectly, ne is cf cfurje a Dane, and Is
. 1 .1 mrA T.in trterccUrSC
..Id to be rather referred in his interccurre
with the inhabitants.
Of the aspect of the plxee I nut say a few
1. Tr streets are farrow, the substan-
tisl buildings many cf them ancient, and with
few exceptions very weather worn in tntir appearance-are
chiefly built with arcades next
the street, the arches being supported by
-in. -e Vrl.-l- atiicficed.
tdsnt wlo eUi'lt to svtlJ lbs Man cf tbs mil-
day sun cr the sudden dashes if rain which are
frequent here. The pper part of the buil.lings
are used for residences, the shops atd warehouses
being behind the arcades. Tbc general aspect
of the place is what we should call of an un
thrifty character, rains cf former buildings
some tvidently of an imposing character in
other times being met with in every direction,
Passing oct of the letter tortious of the place
we find houses and huts of all serfs in a state
of decay, cf dilapidation where there is any
St. thing in the shape of masonry, of crumbling to
In ! f trm 1 . r.K a .fl I 1.1 , - 1 1
j wt bvarus auo taiugtes, wurcii
J can not be described nor conceived of by one
j who has never before seen anything tf the sort.
How human Uings can live so tcctns unac
ecountable, till we rtibze that rrotcction from
cold is never necessary here. Tbe streets of the
place are smooth, beitg treated somewhat in
a macadamizing nay, and the roa.ls .ne said to
1 he very good tbtougbout the island got ern-
ment rrgulatiora to that
I'd being rigidly en
Transportation if ury heavy ankles, like
puncheons of corn meal, timber, ic , is on long
heavy waggons drawn by mules, harweeed
three abreast, and often ilx in a team. Ote-i-sionally
teams of oxen arc seen, the animals all
being small and the movement very slow. One
hoise carts, drawn by donkey, mule or lean
pony, occasionally appear But tbe place for
small burihens ef all ,rt some not rery
small either is on top ol the bead. Tbe read
icess with wbich a bundle, basket, bucket, tub,
tray, bunch of guinea grass for a mule, of fag
gots for tbe fire or staves and boxes to make up
a wagon load, is mounted on toe top ot the head
anil tbe perfect ease and sa&ty with which it ia
earned is a marvel. A slealy, slow and grace
ful movement, with perfect erectnets of person.
Is a characteristic of all tbe laboring classes,
male and female. Some one of our party sug
gesting that it was wooderfj. that wheelbarrows
were not introduced, 1 Lt lead of iron trays to
transport Jirt in, tbe reply was made by one
ho hid bctu heie before, that if the wheelbar
row was introduced the laborers would not
know how to use it, except by mounting it on
their beads. Hat oh! the moderation with
which everything got on, the time it takes to
get any thing done ! At first, the sight of it
worries the spirit ot a quick-stepping Northerner
beyond all account. A few days of experience
of the effects of the climate on his own person
'rade him to doubt whether, if tU i-'and wtre I
suddenly depopulated and Yankee? introduced
instead, the new comers would not toon till into
the slow movements of their predecessor.
Vours truly, Q W. B.
Laws ol Vermont.
8GB8IOH OP IS6A.
fjHitttd Ay the Serf fury of Slab or pu&-
ncaiion in iht .v. mpaptri.
ACT to amend an act approved Xov. 21.
ls4, entitled An act te provide for the te-
pairs of bouses of public worship.
is k'rtly tnatltd lie.
Sec.l. The proviso at tbe end of Sec. a, of
i.n act approved Xov 21, 1SC4, entitled An act
1 1 provide for the repair of houses
worship, shall not be construed at
any association which has not bj its articles ol
nraciation the power of re pairing it house f f
This act shall take
eSect from tte I
approved, Jfor. leee.
AS ACT amending section two of chapter
seven-y-aeven of the General Stutes.
It is hereby enacted, 4rc.
Sec. 1 . Section - of chapter 77 of the Gener
al Statutes : hereby amended so as to rea 1 as
follows : a tiushel of wheat, potatoes, peai and
rtoverleed shall I deemed sixty pounds ; a
I v sin I of rye and Indian corn fifty-six pounds :
e ! ushel if bariey forty-eight pounds ; a r-ushej
t i.u-V wheat forty-eight pounds ; a t nshtl of
1 - thirty-two pounds : a bushel of beins sixty
I or pounds, aod a bushel of herds grass or
ti.nothy seed shall be deemed ivrty two pounds,
as the standard weight aad measure of the same
in all purchases ami sales thereof.
Sec 2. This act sball take tlfict fiom its
Ipprore-i Xov. 12, 1800.
A . ACT ia addition to chapter ooe hundred and
twelve of tbe General Statutes, relating to
'lenses aeainst tbe live aad persons of indi
iuals tl te heic'iy enacted ic.
,-ec 1. Whosoever sball, unlawfully aad Di
li, msly, throw or cause to fall or strike at,
against, into, or upon any engine, tender, car
or truck used upon any railroad, any wood,
st ne. or other matter or thing, with intent to
injure or endajger the aitety of any person be
iug in or upon such engine, tender, car or truck,
or in or upon any otber engine, tender, car or
t: uck of any train of which such first mentioned
engine, tender, car or truck shall form part,
slitll on being convicted tbereoi oe punisaeu oy
imprisonment in the State Prison, lor a term
not exceeding seven years, and be fined in a sum
di.i exceeding one thousand dollars, or either or
b h of sail punishments, in the discretion of
tl court before which such offense 13 prose
Src o. Whosoever shall, unlawfully and ma
ll iA make or show, bide or remove any
1 or light upon or near to any railroad, cr
si. .I unlawfully and maliciously do or cause to
lie loce, any other matter or thing witb intent
to endanger the safety of any person traveling
or being upon such railroad, or shall by any
unlawful act, or by any wilful omission cr neg
lect, endancer or cause to be endangered the
safely of any person conveyed or being in or
upon a railroad, or shall aid or assist therein.
(tiau, on using convicteu tuereoi, oe puDisueu
by imprisonment in the State Prison for a term
not exceeding seven years, and be fined in a
sum not exceeding one thousand dollars, or
either or both of said punishments in the discre-
ti.n of the court before which eueh otlecse is
Approved Xov. S, 1S66.
AN ACT to amend scctkn four of chapter sev
enteen of the General Statutes, in relation to
fees for registration.
11 hereby enacted Sc.
Sec 1. That section four of chapter seven
teen of the General Statutes be eo amended as to
read as follows : Tbe clerk of eaeh town shall
be entitled to receive from the treasury of the
town, five cents for recording each birth, death
and marriage; and said clerks shall be
entitled to receive from the treasury of the
town, an additional sum of ten cents rer folio,
tit copying the same for the use of the Secre
tary of State- Provided : said clerks will com
ply with the provisions of this chapter in all re
Sec 2. This act shall take effect from its
Approvad Xov, 17. 16G6.
1 V ACT in addition to the twenty-second chap
ter if the General Statutes in relation to tbe
luttes of town superintendent; of schools.
It t' hereby enacted, SfC.
Sec. 1. Whenever the selectmen of any town
shall fiil to appoint superintendents of schools
as provided in section seventeen 01 cnapier
twenty-two of me uenerai ciaiuics, pereans uc
siring to teach in said town may make applies.
I . . - r t.cu:A-. n .k- -.
tatisfactory. may give his ttiSe 10 P-
rlicant iu due form of law. which certificate
I mg Jcar fron dite ,hertonn
' 1 . 1 . . ;.l nni;..t Aer (n ImtVi
1 tid town where said applicant desires to teach.
is- This act snau taae eurci irom its
v V APT lo trevent the depositing of poison on
"lands, and in amendment of section thirty of
chanter one nunarea auu inineeu ot me
II it htrcby enacted lie
Eec 1. Sect on thirty of chapter one nan-
If anr person shall deposit any poison or poi
sonous substance upon the lands beloning to
himself or to any other ferson, cr in thcbuildings
cf another person, he cr thtj shall be punished
by file not lets than ten dollars, nor more than
fifty dollars, and such penou or persons so
offending shall be fuither liable in damages to
aDy person injured by the Iks or sickness of
any domesticated animal occasioned by the de
posit of such iioieon or iiolsuuous suhatance
fcec. L This act shall tike enVct from its
Approved So. I'.i, lwiii
AX ACT in amendment of section two of chap
ter one hundred and eighteen of the General
Statutes, relating to otlencei again't the pub
lic health. I
( i' hrrtby caacttd .Jr.
Sec. 1. Tbe second section of nli intir 1R nf
I the General Statutes, is hereby amended so as
to real as follow), viz : every person who sball
kill or cause to l c killed, for the purpose of sale
and to be used as a family meat, any call less
than four weeks old. or sball knowingly sell, or
hare in bis possession with intent to tell, in any
town in this State, or to send the sime to any
foreign market to sell fur the purpose aforesaid,
the nseat of any calf killed when Usi than four
weeks old, he sball he subject to lb same pun
ishment that is providtl in section one of said
sec Tnis act shall take rtitet from its
Approved Nov. 15, 1886.
defining tbe jurisdiction t.f to an
if htrtly enacted, !tf
Sec 1. The clerk ot tbe several towns in
this State are hereby authorized to take acknow
ledgements of deeds and other inttrument re
quired by law, throughout the county in which
said clerks reflectively reside.
Sec. i Any town clerk is hereby authorized
to administer oaths in eases, in which instru
ments aie required to be snorn to, and are re
turnable to the office of such town clerk-.
Slc. This act shall take ttket frcin its
Approved, Xov Iti, 1S5C6.
AX ACT in amendment of sections one, two and
three of chapter seventeen cf tbe General
Statutes, relating to registry and returns of
births, marriages aad deaths.
It hereby eniuled, !fc.
Sec 1. That chapter seventeen, section two,
of tbe General Statutes, sball be amended by
striking out ot tbe ninth line in said section, the
word ".March," and by inserting therein tbe
word "February," and tbat tbe word "Februa
ry" in the second line be at rick en out, and the
word "January inserted.
Sec i. That from the third section of the
same chapter, there shall be stricken out tbe
word " February,-' and tainted therein tbe
Sec. !. That from the first section of the
same chapter, there shall he stricken oat the 1
word "June," and tbe word "March" inserted.
Sec I. This act shall take effect from its
Approved, Xov. lo, lfCfi.
AX ACT io addition to chapter seventy-nine of
the General Statutes, entitled " Of money of
account and interest."
It 11 hereby r ntie.Vrf, ic
Sec. I. The isle of interest or the tarn al
lowed .'ir tbe forbearance or use of money ahall
be six Jollars for one hundred dollars for one
year, and the same ra'e for a greater or less
sum, and for a longer or shorter lime ; and no
higher rate shall at any rime be allowed
Sec. -. Do all notes, bills or other similar
othgations, whether made payable on deman-l
or at a specified time with interest, when pay
or" public 1 nmt m made, such payments shall be ap
anrdvme to i pl,fd fi,,t' to liquidate the interest that has
I . ..... ..H.V V, 9W.U JMJIHCUII , IDJ
1 secondly, it. the extinguishment ed the princi-
Sec. u all notes, bills or other iiuilar
i iijatiooj, wbrther made payable on demand
or r emcl time, wan ralemt annoally,
Ihe annual interest that retaatas unpaid sball be
subject to simple mtcrett from the time they
become due to the time of final settlement ; but
if in any year; reckoning from the time such an
nual interest bsgan to aorrue, payments bare
been made, tbe amounts tf such payments at tbe
end of such year with interest thereon from the
time of payment shall be ipplied : first, to liqui
date the simple interest that baa accrued from
the unpaid annual mtensts : secondly, to liqui
date tbe annual interests that have bee :ue due ;
and thirdly, tn the extinguisheienl f the prin
cipal. Sec. I. Nothing in this act shall be so fn
strueil as to affect tbe existing laws relating to
bank and banking institutions, tor to notes
and contracts existing before tbe passtje of this
Sec 5 This act shall take effect fri. jts
pproved, Xov. ID, lbeni.
AX ACT to provide for the restoration and pre
servation ot fith in tbe State of Vermout.
It u hereby enacted, ic.
Sec 1. The Governor of Ihe State is hereby
authorized aad empowered to apinl two per
sons to be styled nsh commissioners, whose du
ties it shall be to confer witb the fish commis
sioners of the Xew Kngland States and Canada ;
to direct and superintend, in their discretion,
the construction cf fisn ways that may be built
iu tbc streams cf the State ; and also, at tbe
expense of the state to introduce shad and sal
mon, or other good varieties of fish, into such
streams, lakes or penis as they may deem
suited to the habits and successful cultivation of
such fish. Provided: tbe entire expene injur
ed under this act shah not exceed five hundred
Sec -. Said commissioners shall hok! their
offices for the term of five years, unless others
shall be appointed to fill the vacancies occis'on
ed by death, resignation, or inability to attend
to 'he duties required.
tec. J. .No person snail be allowed to take
any shad or salmon in any waters of this State
or contiguous thereto for tbe term of five years
Irom tbe date of the passage of this act : provid
ed : the states adjoining and the province of
Canada enact similar prohibitory laws respecting
the waters tributary to anil flowing from tbe
lakes and streams of this state ; and provided
furthermore, if the States cf Xew Hampshire
and Massachuietts each enact similar prohibitory
laws, then this section shall prohibit the taking
of shad cr saimon in the Connecticut Itivcr and
the streams, lakes or ponds tributary thereto ;
and provided further, if the Government of
Canada and tbe state of Ivew 1 orle shall eacn
enact a similar law, then this section shall pro
hibit the taking of shad or salmon in Lake
Cbamplain and Lake Memphremagog anl tbe
ponds and streams tributary thereto, but not
Sec i. Xo person shall be permitted to take
any trout or lunge in this State, with any hook,
net cr otber device for the term of five years
from the date oi this act, except from the first
day of May to the fifteenth day of August cf
each year; provided, however, that nothing in
this section snail be construed to prohibit tbe
taking of fish in private ponds constructed ex
pressly for the raising of fish by the owners
tbereoi; and provided further, that any person
wanting spawn lor the propagation of us a, may
take nsh trom their spawning beds or elsewhere
during the spawning season, provided such per
son first obtain a wntten permission fiom a ma.
jority of the board of civil authority of tbe
town in wnicn eucn nan are to ue laxen.
Sec. o. Any person violating tbe third or
fourth sections of this act shall be liable to pro
secution before any Justice of the Peace for the
county in which the offense is committed, and
shall be fined not less than five dollars, nor more
than one hundred dodars, or impnscred not
less than ten days or more than three months,
in the ml of tnc county in which the oueose is
committed or both penalties, in the discretion
of the cport, together with costs or prosecution
one half f tbe tint to go to the person mak
ing the complaint, and the other half to the
treasury or the state rrovitlcd: that nothing
In this act shall prevent any person trom taking
trout or muskalunge with hook and line, from
tie fifteenth day of May to the thirty-first day
of August in each year.
Ecc 6. This act shall take effect from its
Approved, Nov. 19, 1S66.
AX ACT making provision for the support cf cation acd the persons conducting tte rxamina
Govemmeat. ! tion under the direction of the Board. The
It it hereiy enacted, ic. I Htard shall have authority to revoke such cer-
Oc 1. A tax of fifty-fire cents on the dol-
lir is assessed on the list of polls and rateable
estate 0! the inhabitants of this State, for the
tear one thousand eight nnnorea ana sixty-six,
to be paid into the treasury by the first day of
June next, in money, certificates, er notes issued
by the Trsatnrer, or order drawn 00 the treas
ury by tuthetity cf law.
Sec 2. The sun; of forty-eight thousand
dollars ia appropriated for the purpose of pay
ing the debentures of the Lieutenant Governor,
the Senate and Houss of Representatives, anil
the contingent expenses of the General Assem
bly. Sec 3. The sum of two hundred thirty-seven
thousand and fire hundred dollars is appropri
ated, for the purjxKe of luring such demands
agatLSt tbe Stale as may te allowed bv the
auuuor 01 accounts and suen drafts as may
urawn vj county Mils provided ny M.
ec. i. lue sum of seven thousand five
hundred dollars is appropriated, to pay such
orders as may ht draw u to pay ibe contingent
and incidental expenses of tbe executive anl
Sec, 5. The sum of one hundred Ihoosioil
dollars is appropriated, for the purpose of pay
ing the interest on tbe bonds and debt of ibis
See C. For the payment of heads of this
State due in eighteen bundled and seveuit-Me
such sum is appropriated, not exceeding one
hundred and fitly thousand dollars, a may be
in the treasury not otbercise approprktul, mud
in addition thereto such further rum not exceed
ing one huudred tbousaud dollars, as iniy be
received from tbe United State liove-nmeai, on
aooount of the claims of this Slate. The Slate
Treasurer, with advice and direction ol the
Governor, is authorized 10 negvcnte 00 the best I
terms pcsilble for the najmenl of itd b nda.
So. 7. For all tsita asaeaseil by virtue ot
this act, and pari to collector of the same before
tbe first day of February nexi, there sh.ll be
allowed by the collector to the ludm.lu-1, or
Corporations making audi paj mem- ibrte p r
cent, on the amotiut paid, w b Kb alluwai.ee toe
Treasurer sball credit tbe collector oti seuieiueut
of tbe tax ; nrtvided tbe collector pate the
money so collected into Ihe treasury belore the
I filth day of February next.
Sec b. Instead of the credit mentioned 10
! section sixty-fuur of chapter tighty-four of tbe
! Gtsernl Statutes, the Treasurer sball credit tbe
teveral constables one fortieth part of tbe whole
sum contained in tbe warrant by him hwucd, for
Ihe collection of this lax, to eacb constable, who
shall be accouutable to their respective towns lor
so mueb of uob fortieth part credited as is not
allowed by way ot abatement to such constable,
nl this section sball not apply to any tax but
at assessed by Ibis act, aad tbe tax referred
n the following section.
Sec. 'J. Sections seven and eight of this act
j' I ill be applicable to tbe tax to be assessed f.y
au tbority of an act entitle, "An act instruct
ing the committee to make up the grand list, to
correct the list of the county of Washington for
the year 18C5, aad for other purposes," ap
proved November 8, 18C .
Sec 1. Tbe sum of ten thousand dollars ia
hereby appropriated to pay the debts of tbc
State Prison, to be drawn from the treasury on
t bv order or orders of the Auditor of Accounts
in favor rf the directors of tbe prison.
Sec. 1 1. A sum not exceeding five thousand
dollars is hereby appropriated to pay tbe ex-
penses of tbe Vermont Reform School, to lie
allowed by tbe Auditor of Accounts, who shall
draw his order on tbe Treasurer in favor of Ibe
superintendent, on bis presenting proper
vouihera for the amount of expenses incurred,
aad on the approval of one or more of tbe trus
tees of s tid institution.
Sec. 11. This act shall take effect from iu
Ipproved Xo 11, lsOrt.
AX ACf relating to the division ef public
money anions; anaooi diatnct, and in amend
ment of aectioa eighty-three aad eiahty-sia
01 chapter t weary-two or tne uenerai Stat
ute. it Ar re enacted by ike General .l-nembly
of the St-itr .' rtrm,lf;
Sec 1 . Sicfcn eighty-three of chapter twen-
ty-twi 1 f the General statutes is hereby amend
ed so as to re! as follows : The one-third part
ef tne proceeds if tbc tax last said by the select
men, with t'le income of any town appropriated
t the u:e !' scbuols, ai.1 all sums raised by
tote of the t.wn for such use, shall, annually
on tin Friday next preceding the law Tarsda
vf March, be divided by tbe selectmen of such
town between the several common school is trieta
in -ti -L town 1. a illy, without reg-trd to the
numti r of scholars such district may cjulaia;
anl the lema'i. r sh.ill be divided between such
distr.c', 1 c!u Iil also any uliou district, iu
prop. rt. t to Hie segregate attend luce of the
scbul,--i.t uti districts, between the ages of
f u .mj tw.uiy ytars, upen tL-. c.iaui 1. sea ila
in sd.h d:-tnc during the preceding -caool
year, tucb aggregate attendance to be asi-er-u.iiui
iroui tiic record thereof, to be ! pt in
tne rtgoteis ol such schools, by adiiug to
ot tn h 't
Luiulur i f days uf actual attendance I
ai scholar, assbowubv tbe regmter,
aLd the -ame shall te paid over ui.der the di
rection of Ihe selei'.ai.a. to ihe set cral treasurers
ot such districts; provided taut no um u dui- 1
triit, nor dtstrnl Kr the support of commoa
schools, shall receive any share ot such moneys, i
unless there shall, during the year next preced- 1
ing such distribution, have been kept in such !
district a school for the term ot two monias '
uh other moneys than those which may be
diMn Irom tbe town reasary; nor unless the j
niotiev u drawn from tbe treasure shall have
been fatthtuUj expended by such u 1st not. in
paying teacher's ad board, and for fuel
for such scbeols, and toi . otB(T parp,,,.
vided, also, that nothing herein .W.H sa-re! tfa(.
powers or tnc Mooipetier union out.-. OIM.
the act entitled "An act to ei.lrge the" ,
of such district," approved Xov. 21, 1S5U.
Sec. - The last cluuse, after ine word
second," of section etgbiy six if chaiter :
twenty-two of the General Statutes, is am. nded
so as to real as follows
Of that part of the puMic money which ia re- ,
quired to be divided among the districts in pro- !
portion to tbe aggregate altendunc of Ibe 1
echitars of such disiricta between tbe ages of
four and twenty years, sorb district shall re- I
ceive eucb sums as will be tn the proportion to
the whole sum to be divided In such towns
which tbe aggregate attendance of children in
such district, residing in such town, bears to
the aggregate attendance of the whose number
of children in such town; and the clerk of such
district shall make returns to Ihe town clerk in
each town, specifying the number of children in
tbe district between tne ages ol lour and twenty
years, and tbe number resi ling iu eaeh of tbe
towns composing such dirict,aud the aggregate
attendance of children in such district residing
in each town, and also tbe aggregate attendance
of the whole number of children between the
ages of four and twenty years iu such district.
sec. This act shall take effect from its
Approved .ov. i j, 1000.
AX ACT relating to the duties of the Beard of
Kducatkn and the examination of teachers.
II it hereby enacted ie.
Sec. I. It shall be the Juty of tbe Board of
Education to arrange two courses of study, one
of which shall include all tha branches required
by law to be taught in Ihe common sebooia of
the State, ami the otber sball include all contain
ed in tbe first course, any such higher Bagbh
branches as the Board shall deem best adapt.!
for use ia tbe advanced clascea if the oomm n
schools of the state, and forward tbe same to ti.e
Principal of eacb academy in this state, and to
cause the same to be published in all school re
gisters hereafter heued ; and the Board of Edu
cation shall have power to alter and revise said
courses, from time to time, as may be required.
Sec. 2. At each teacher's institute, now re
quired by law to" te boldeo annually in each
county of the State, there sball he bolden under
the direction of tbe Board of Education, by the
Secretary of the Board, acd two or more practi
cal teachers, to l appointed by tbe Board trom
tbe ccunty in which the institute is bolden, an
examination of all such persons as sball pres
ent themselves, m either or both of the courves
established as aforesaid. Atil said Board are
authorized to give to each person who shall
present satisfactory evidence of goud moral
character, and pass 1 thorough examination in
tbe first course, a certificate which ahail entitle
the holder to the right to teach iu Ibe ommon
schools of the State iu any part ot tbe State,
for tbe tcim of five years from tbe date of such
certificate; and to eacb person who sball preseot
satisfactory evidence 01 good moral cnaracier,
and pa's a thorough examination in both of said
courses, a certificate which shall entitle the
holder to the right to teach in tbe common
schools cf the State, in any part of the State,
for the term cf fifteen years front the date of
such certificate. All of such certificates shall
I be aizsed by the Secretary cf the Board of Edu-
tificates at any time on good cause shown under
such regulations as tbe uoard snail esiaonsu.
Sec. 3. Xo person shall have ihe right to
teach In any of Ihe cemmen schools if the
state, after five years from the pas'aze of thi:
act. unless such person shall have such a certi-
ficate a provided tor in this act; and all power
of town nparlnttn'jtnts to grant eatiSsatts Is
revoked after the rite years from the passige
Persons appointed by the Board
iiaeainn 10 make examinations in connection
with taebecretary of the Board, under section
two ef this set. sball receive from the treasury
ui toe suie ibc sub oi tore UMlars lor each
day spent in eotth examination, to be paid on the
allowance 01 toe Auditor of Accounts.
This act shall take eflect from
be i passage.
Approved ?iov. l', 1S66.
AS ACT in a mend meat of sect iocs thirfv-three
and thirty three of chapter seventy-two cf tie
II i hereby enacted by Ue General .1 item-
oly of the .state of I'ermnt :
See. 1. Section thirty-throe, of chapter se -
venty-Lo of the General Statutes, is amended
so as to rend as follows : The probate court may
auinonze euaniians to sell a part or, or all tbe
land of their wards, as sball be judged proper,
iuelwling the interest of such wards in the re
version or the dower ot the widows, or any
other interest io real estate, vested or contin-
get-t, belonging to such warde, in tbe following
Firrt, Wbeu the personal tatr nf a wan! !
insufficient tn rate t , t
. -l , . .. ... . . . 1
eh ward and bis family, if be shall hais
fami'y. or of educating tte ward, leing a minor.
s nis cire.umsiai.cts may require or justily.
Second. Wben the nersoaif etate of a ward
I j 'U'unVient to pay his jot debts, contracted
efore or subsequent to the arnointment of hia
third, When it shall appear to the court that
11 woom oe conducive to tbe interest of the ward
to sell ibe real estate, or any interest tested or
ciutment thsrrin. for ibe purpose if putting
m pr icee s n socn ie ai interest, or lavesling
t iu swhw id rati estate.
Sec. 1' Seetioa thirty five of said chapter ia
nmfU'ieu so as to read as tallows : A died. exr.
cuted by a guardian, of Ihe lands of Ii's ward.
uniier sucn oraer 01 sale, (ball tie valid ami
iB. ctuil 10 all intents and purposes, to comer
all the inter i st 01 the ward, in such labtls either
vested or contingent.
bee. :i. this act shall not affect any suit
now j rauing. sou snail tale Meet from iti pas-
Approved Xov. S, lS;i;.
A.V ACT in relation to apneals from judgments
01 justice 11 tne Trace m civil eases.
It it hereby eaactid Jrc.
sec. 1. Wben a jany shall appeal from tha
judgment 01 a justice in any civil cause, such
appeal sball not operate to vacate such judg
ment, rat snan suspend ife same until tbe next
atated term or tbe court to which such appeal
was taken, tut if s rch appeal shall be duly
tntered 10 the couit to which it was taken, then
such judgment sball be vacated.
ec. -. 11 neither party shall enter Ihe ap-
i Pal '0 the court io which it was taken, at the
next staled term thereof, tbe said justice , after
tlx adjournment of said court, may issue his ex
ecuinn iu due form ol law in favor of the party
for whim judgment was rendered, for the
an..out ot such judgment, with twelve per cent
interest iberton trom the time ot tbe rendition
tbereoi', an 1 such proceedings sball have the
name edict as an affirmation of the judgment to
preserve all liens abd securities which the plain-
tin in tbe a tiou appealed from might have for
the collection of bis debts, or the liability of the
.ti.vr setting the original process, or Ihe liabil
ity ol t"d, receiptors of property, or other per
sons, aii i ti't-utiun within thirty days af er the
adjoerueieDt of the term or court to which such
appeal is taken snail have the name rnect in raw
to unseen liens or charge bail or Ibe officer
serving the writ, as though the same was is
sued within thirty day alter the rendition of
Sec. 2. Thi- act skall take effect from its
Approved Xov. 1, 1846.
AX ACT ia addition to chapter twenty-nine of
the General Statutes, of the Conrt of Chan-
It 1" An tig emarUri
Sec. 1. The court of chancery shall have
power to authorize the receivers or managers of
property in the coarse of administration in inch
court, when the interests ot toe untcs or prop
erty sball require it, to b .now money as may
be needful for the proper and convenient dis
charge of their duties, at a rate not exceeding
eigtit per cent, and on such other terms, eoodi
tioes, baaiutioas and security, as shall to the
court seem fit; provided, ni thing herein cos-
uinet snail ne construed
lo prevent such rc-
letters or managers from Borrowing money for
temporary purpose in tbe eame m toner they
could do before the passage of this act.
Sec- 2. This act shall tike effect fr m
Approved Xov. V), 1SC'
ACT to amend lection twelve of chapter eix-
Ie"1 f the General Statutes, relating to fire
ff it hereby cnactri i:.
Sec 1. Section twelve of chapter sixteen
tbe General (Statutes, ie hereby amended by add
icg to the proviso of said seciiem tbe words,
"or the bad that may be embraced ia an cr
gaoixej school daatrier.'
Sec. '1. Tbi set shall take etteot from its
Approved Xov. 10, 1866.
AX ACT to amend mcliea atvtntKn of chapter
etthty-sewei of the General Statutes, estiittd
"Of iBMuanee Companies "
It 11 hereby enacted ic.
Sec.l. Section seventeen 01 chanter i-i"htv-
ven of the General statutes is hereby repealed.
- This act shall take tfSnt from 111
Approve! vfOT 19 1S66
STAT or vtJR.MO.Vr.
Office of the Ktetry of state. )
I hertby certify tnat tae ljre-n(. Dunber,
published iu pursutnee of Section m teen, char
ter five, of the General statutes, are ti -.'copies
of Acta passed by tbe General Assembly - ;l5
Annual Session. A. I. one thousand eight bu..
dretl and sixty-six, as appears from the files ot
Secretary of State.
Assigxmint or JrrjcB For the Sltbeue
and CotNTV CotraTs. ihe following is tbo
assignment of the Judges for the Supreme
and County Court terms for the year com
mencing on 1st December. 1S6C :
i'or Supreme fr.-
Cbittcnden. Jan. 1. Banett, Kellogg,'
14. Pierpoint, Barrett,
I Kellogg. Peck.
I Grand I-le, Jan
lt. Pierpoint, Barrett,
21. Barrett, Kellogc,
25, Pierpoint, Peek,
eh .1. Pierpoint, Barrett,
Windham, Feb. II. Pierpoint, Kellugf.
Wintlwr, Feb. 21. Pierpehit, Kellogg,
Orange, March 5 Pierpoint, Barrett.
Washington, August 13. Pierpoint,
Ilirrett. Wilson, S'eele.
Unwille. August 20. Pierpoint, Kellogg,
Orleans, August 22 Itariett, Kellogg,
Bwex, August 27. Ilinett,
Caledonia, August 29. Birrtt
For County Courts.
Pierpoint, 0. J. The counties of Addi-
son and Chittenden.
Banett, J. The count.es of Windsor and
Wind ha in.
Kellogg. J. Tho counties of Rutland a-d
Peck, J The counties of Washington
Wilson, J. Tbc counties of Franklin,
Lamoille, and Grand Isle.
S.eele, J The counties of Orleane, Es-ex
A cat was found in a deserted bouec in
Mrdford. Ma.. the other day, which had
1 been shut up mere wiiooui loot! or water
for eight days ; it was juit alive, but revived
I nnder proper fwdbj.
Tun Fixtisi RiraiirxD. Tbo Fenians
of I sentenced to be hung on the 13th inst. havo
been reprieved until the 13th of March.
At a trial between the- Palmer and the
Ballard rifles in Montreal last week Friday,
its one of the httcr guns was Ercd by Mr. Al-
tord 1023 times in an hoar and forty minutes,
averaging about ten shots a minute ; and
tbo gun one taken right from the dealer's
stock in Montrealdid not sccta injured in
tbo least. The Palmer gun gave out on tbc
31Cth shot. Mr. Alfcrd
I many cf our ntno. baviu been formerly
rrsirfnl W J
Thlrty-Xlnth Conzrcs-.Second Session;
WcdntsJay, Dee. o.
Mr. Sumner introduced a series errwnlntinn.
on tbo aubject of recouMruction. declaring the
I juri-diction ot Conzrrsi over the wh,,!.. .nhtt
s I thi, ilt.i;t -I" i . - .
- ( j v emitting govcr taenia in tne
rebel States and the exclusion of such States
with such illegal governments from representa.
tion in COnzreaa and from vntinir nmn th
The republican Srnaturi tn-,li- mmi.ti
their arrangements of the standing committees.
On the committee on foreign relations. .Mr.
Dooliltle who was next to Mr Snm...
Chairman, has been nlacstl t th. el
of the list Mr. Ramsay is made head of the
pctoffice committee. Mr. Dixon being displacel;
and Mr. tlendrickson appointed Chairman of
the committee on Indian affairs, instead of
Doobttle, while Mr. Cowan ia
the head to tbe foot of the committee on patents.
Xo other important changer have been mads
in the Committees.
Mr. Wade moved tl take HTJ thr Irtlnf rriTit
tion rendering the President ineligible for re
election. He spoke of the growing danger of
giving one man too long a lease of power, and
hoped Congress would defend the country from
that danger, by adopting the resolutions, to do
which there could never be a hsttrr iMnmi.
than the present. Referred.
Jtr. Sherman s bill to prevent the ravment of
appointees rejected by the 8enate was referred
to the Judiciary Committee
The Senate concurred in the House resolution
for the continuance of the joint committee on
Mr. Williams called ud a motion io nxin.;.l-
the vote by which the House bill tar ih
tion of appointments to and removals from" office
was on tbe 11th of June rmmmliul t
Messrs. IWIson, Kssjon, Garfield and Hale
offered amendments, which, together witb the
0111, were ncany ordered to be printed and
made the special order for to-morrow.
Mr. Lawrence of Ohio, from the Judiciary
Committee, reported a bill to amend the act of
March 3. 1S65, regulating the proceedings in
It provides that on tha trial of any offense cn
which the right to challenge jurors now exists,
the defendent shall be entitled to only four per
emptory challenges, provided that this shall net
apply to trials for treason cr capital offense.
Also a bill providing that on the trial of any
person cbargri with treason a perron shall not
be disqualified from actinz on tha iurr betaiiu
be has expressed an opinion, founded on news
paper reports, rumor er hearing, and not on
conversation with witnesses of the transaction
or hearing them testify, if the juror shall say
he feels able, notwithstanding such opinion, to
render an impartial verdict. Postponed until
Also a bill to protect rights of action of all
citizens; providing tbat where a citizen of the
United Biates, who always remained loyal there
to and dkl no' voluntarily give aid cr encour
agement to persons engaged in rebellion, shall
bring an action to recover damages for injury to
person or property or the value thereof, no such
action shall be defeated, or nnv i1f&ph iii
by virtue of the authority of the hte so-called'
Confederate States cr any State declared in
rebellion. The bill was passed.
Mr Miller gave notice of a bill grmting pen
sions to eoldiers of 1S12. b
lioreday, Dec 6.
On motion of Mr Washburn ot Illincts, the
Post Office Committee, was instructed to inquire
into the expediency of conerring on the Post
Office Department tha -ice jurisdiction and
control over the virions tslegraph wires now in
operation and hereafter to be constructed that is
bow exercised over poet offices and post roads,
and to report by bill or otherwise
The bill for regulation of appointments Io and
removals froa office came up and was postponed
until Monday next.
On motion of Mr Pike a select comraittie of
three was ordered to inquire into tno circums
tances of the murder of three United Siates
soldiers in South Carolina, in October, lSCo
and of the reprieve and subsequent pardon of
those convicted thereof.
WxsntxcTOx, Dec. 0.
The Judiciary Committee reported nvorably
on the bill to repeal the amnesty and pardon
power of the Preaidrnt A bill was introduced
requinnc the commissioners who bare been ap
pointed to settle the claims of loyal slaveowners
for slaves enlisted in the service, to make their
report direct to Congress. It was referred to
theF inance Committee. A bill to provide for
the defence cf the northeastern frontier was re
ferred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.
The Senate adjourned until Monday.
A resolution to inquire if any legislation is de
manded to prevent the counting of electoral
votes from unrepresented Slates wis adopted.
The Postmaster General was directed to inform,
tbe House of the names of postmasters who have
been removed since the adjournment of Congress
anil tbe cause of their removal, and the Presi
dent was requested to furnish similar informa
on regarding other appointments. A motion
- v the latter resolution on the table waa de
i Vr 121 votes. The bill to change the
taken ll03 10 the 4lh of 5IS
lLPtCaflera JhIe debate and
the adopt on ol. , am,odmenbJ
ponetl until Monda. T. ir., ,f' .. ,
until Monday. The "ouse thta JOimeJ
"''.'siOAT, Dec C.
Mr. Poland of Vermont presented , pt(;t;oa
for increase cf pay to certain army officei.ijj-jj
waa referred to the Millitary Committee.
Poland also introduced a resolution from the Ver
mont Legislat-re in favor ef protection to
American Industry. It wis ordered to be
Mr. Edmunds of Verment, presented the re
solutions of the Vermont Legislature in fiver of
impartial suffrage, which was ordered to be
-ir. uimuDua inirouuseu a 0111, wbicn WSJ
referred to the Finance Committee, providing
tbat tbe final report of the Commissioners pro
vided for by the second session of the act of
Congress, entitled "An act making appropria
tions for certain civil expsssrs of the govern
ment for the jearecdiog June 30, 1800." shall
be made to Congress, aad no money shall bo
paid from tbe Treasury or from any fund there
in upon the same or otherwise, to any claimant
under the p rovisiens cf an act to amend an act
for enrolling and calling out the militia.approv
td February 21, 1861, until such report ahall be
approved by Congress.
The above refers to the commutation fund, out
of which an act cf last Congress proposed to
pay ihe owners of enlisted slaves.
Mr. Edmunds offerel the following resolution,
which was agreed to :
Itetoltel, That the Secretary of War is re
quested to inform the Senate whether he had
appointed tbe cauimteycos
. ; T,l . i
-a tnti .. Aa tet t0 amraj aa Kt
entitled an act for enrolling and calling oat the
national forces and lor ether purposes," approv
ed March 8. 16t3. approve! February 21,
1 ESI, and if so that be report the names and
commissions, and whether they have mads any
report, and if c tb communicate such
1 Tbe above refers to the commission appoiuted
i ts tettle the claims ef loyal slave owners for
slaves enlisted Io the military service.
Mr. Morrill, cf Vt , presented resolutions of
tie Vermont Legislature in favor of equal and
impartial suffrage. Referred to Committee on
Mr. Morrill also presented resolutions in
favor of increased tariff on woo'. Defened to
Ctroratttes (tu ACay ag j Msta.