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Mr. Wade reported, (rem
Territories, tbc bill to admit Hehreaka, end in
traduced a bill to admit Colorado, rvbiak latter
was irffrrrJ to the Ccnraittec en Territories.
Mr. Edmunds, from the Joint Committee on I
lieirtnehmcnl, urrica, witu amenuHKuis, m i ..
lull introduced by Mr. Williamson fhefirtt day ' TIIK W'UIII.IYV Kllhll I'KES'S
of the uzion in regard to tenure of eflice. It B,-rUTCTO Wlv rate Pre. i pub
Senate"' " f trtr rrid!,ir morni,lK' "'d cDtalM ,llC
tMrf'limuDJ5gveBHieetli.t heftonM call i latest news, reports oTBorton market aooCasi
up this bill on rbursday. :isx Cattle Market : full State, Canty i-nd ceal
Mr. Trumbull tried and failed to call op the BtaUlzenre : tr. 11 eslected Mujeelles. Ac., ac
bill to repeal the amnesty wer cf t'.o Pie-i- voear m-.: -a?.:- -'!! be spared to sake it a rt
dent ia'.l- interrft n ir. va'naMe fam'.H journal.
HOUSE. T!-o eiri.alauu-.ii the Face Psies cvcel that
Tk, (,..;,.. km. winnrtdi re- ' paper id the region, and it is. then Me. an
lie Mr. Ward of X. V., to goara.net certain
State that biYt been in r.beffii n a republican
form of government.
By Mr. Regen. to repeal tbe uentralkj laws.
By Mr. Bingham to declare aW and eouda
sive certain prortamarioo? of the President and
act? iii rorwnnce thereof.
Fsaais" i RiaieJSXS" liowav.Ae.ENCV
ttxs N.Y., i
Fok NlW KNCI.iXOaVDjCOTtTlItlX
Heaucastees,1 aniscTox, Conn
Hating rewired an appointment fr-un
Maj. Gen O. O. Howard, ac agent of tb
Freedmen's Bureau, to aid in tbc procure
ment of notces for the destitute auduncmpl y
cl I'rfcdmtn and Refugees, 1 take ti
method of stating ttc plan 'd operation.
It is desirahU t es'aMish agencies in the
principal centres, for tbc purpose of aflord
lug facilities to fanner1, mechanic, manu
facturers and other m the Mil rounding
country, to secure the e mployircnt of this
claw of laborer. '
It is stated that there :;re 6 tne 20,000
colored persons in W-. shingta City, many
of whom bare fled thi'her fiom ulafcry,
during tlic war, jJ they dare not return to
such lilttrtv as await thru at their o
homes ; there is not work at hand Ivt them,
and they are willing to go el-ehtre to earn
honest breed ;. many are now aided bv the
Government, but the gnat number live
poorly from hand to mouth.
Wc now arircal to thow wim want farm
hand;, wood chopper?, dock band-, mason
tenders, carr?nters, Maekunith. or pen,
coacJimcn, bouse serTanrjj, cookf, men ir
coarse work about machine chops and manu
factories, watchmen and female servant.
The order las gone forth, that after the
Erst ol October, 106, no moic rations will
lie issued to tbc able bodied men and women.
and unless they can be placed in situations
to earn their bread, there mutt be much
euikrin; among them. l.ry Iriend of the
oppressed must try to it these poor io
ple to a chance to make an honest living,
acd at the same time secure a valuable class
of laborers who will learn a diOerent stvie
ol encrzv and enterprise io the North from
anything they could tvir acquire in the
South ; and when pence and qokt shall be
fully restored at tbc booth, should they
wish to return, tbey will he enabled to in
troduce improved indut-try and economy
wherever thev mav o
It is found by thoe who have tried it,
that the best way fur farmers and others who
need help enjthe farm or in the bouse.ie to
build a little cottage in some convenient
spot, or to Ct up n out 1 uilding for a fami
ly. Let the man v rk cn the farm or in
tbc shop, and the wouiin work m the bouse;
and if they have cLIHm, let tbc older care
for the younger while the toother is at work,
arm men you win lgu u,n peujuc uiuuioi,
faithful and devoted i'P our interests, and
that of vour family.
The plan we propc lur all who want
such help, or will pi uvide for one or more
duriDg the winter, is to send a written rc-
fmeet to the nearest point where there l
an accredited agent, statin ' the kind of
work to be done, cnJ the age ol the person
desired The reouet will forwarded to
to the General Agent in WashingUn. When
the jerfon or rons arrive at the depot
the applicant will be notified, and tbey will
go or send or them as they shall choose.
All applicants will be required to pay five
dollars to the general incidental expenses en
It will be expected that all persons re
ceiving such help, will pay for the the fiist
month's service what their labor has been
fairly worth, taking into consideration tbe
expense incurred. At the expiration of the
month, it i expected tbe employer will then
make a bargain with tbe employed, agree
ing what tbc wages shall be fur a definite
period, and make a report to tbc agent
from whom they were received, stating tbc
conditions. Wanks for this purpose will
be furnished bj the agent.
There are large numbers of women and
children wanting 1 ionics, whose husbands
were -killed in tbc Southern or Northern
armies. These women, as a general thing,
make the best bouse sen ants. Families
who wast help, and will take a woman with
one or two children, at fair wages, will be
well pleased ; and in tbc large towns, if tbe
benevolent will provide a suitable hume for
the children, under tiropcr instruction and
care, the mothers can work in families and
pay a part of their wages ior the support if
their children. Thew; must be eared fir,
and where i there a community in all the
North who would not cheerfully aid in sucb
Should these Frecdmcn and Jtefugccs cot
answer the purpose for which they were
employed, then the applicant aill be i incit
ed to aid tliem in proeurisg anothei situa
tion. A. 1". Wiluiis
Approved, 0. 0 Howard,
Maj. Gen., ComiaiMioner, &c.
All KrsorKJ are jerticularly requested to
ghc us tlieir influence and efficient aid, in car
rying out the objects of this communica
tion. A. J. HOWARD is s duly authorised
agent of the Freedmen's Home Agency, and
may be addressed at Burlington, ' t.
Over the Lxki. Tbc rain of Thanks
giving day, was the hardest known for sev
eral years in I'lattslurgh.
Mrs. Edward McCatty died on Friday eve
ning in a carriage while travelling ijU the
Plank Rood, hating ridden but a short dis
tance : from wiiat cause a not stated. Her
home was in Saranae.
The dry-boose of Jenkins ,vSatV-
starch factory in Piattt.hcig v. a )
the 2d, with IS tons f stirxi. s
It is proposed to icSe '
School for Xortbf r " ihe State uriuul
The PlatVautj ' Tork at tsiam-
c!aimiqg,tha' ' .pb-' don't like it much,
ind, heY'- " 'bey offcied gtcater aI untages
At the recent consecration if liishup
Wilmcr of tuiriana, at New Orleans, Bish
op Hopkins of Vermont uttered this eulogy
on tho late rebel Gen.'I!ihop l'olk : "Your
prcdccesor,tbe late llisbop i luiiana,was
a man of uncommon energy, elevation of
character, nobility of soul. You arc tbc
successor of such a man ; none who knew
him, but admired and loved him. I was
often connected with and met him frequently
at one of tbe universities of his founding,
fmany of these will you meet with, that
were of his erection,) and upon freqent oc
casions uf Christian duties, and it is among
the ldtassnt and sad recollections, of the
past. Vou will find in your path many me
mentoes of his zeel; monuments of his worth.
It i indeed a high privilege to be his suces-s-ir.
Wc claim no tierfection for birbope ;
he may have erred in his career, he mav
baic made mistakes, bat his soul of Christi
anity and magnanimity, which Lis life ex
hibited, is a true prestige for' you, and
God grant you all tbc faith and support to
its i roper ends. Ex.
Meseace-uxa. On the oub-idc of our
next week's paper, will be a very thrilling
and interesting etoryt entitled " The -President's
Message." Bradford Opimtn.
A Washington despatch says Attorney
General Stanbcrry wrote the Message, the
President suggesting the leading ideas,
while Stanberry polished them. Hardly
"possible, there's so little polish about them.
SififiMd of Pcnnsvlvania ears the message
has but three heads " Copperhead, bore-
head and Blockhead."
The Canadian Parliament has adjourned
till Jan. PJ.
a. a. &. u. i.. liur.siMCT.
enmita asii i-sna-mzTCKS.
DECEMBER fl. 18G.
unrivalled uielium for advertlscri
We deau to give sauitloaal attention to the to
tal neaM -f the sr1-1 wn nt this ana aojolntns
(lowwtte, t" h r: Wt-riy has a nomerooa eir-
eutaUoa. and 1 all ..-to. m it a fan r if cur realer
wfflftnraMcf aaj itPTr r f inters".
Ml. Hoc (ibeeuv is already practn-al-
ly counted out, a6 a candidate for the L. s
Senate. fie appeared at one time t have a
good " look" tor the plaee. But the know
ledge that Pres. Johnson favored bis election
seriously damaged his cban-.'cs. and tbey
were utterly ruined by himlt.
lamac Jsew lork tbe other eUv, on a kc-
taretirar in the West which is to last till
a Ur bc-election of Senator Harris' auoees-
sor, Mr. ,iefcy issued a Ions trutement of
bis Views on " tbe true basis of Ileeoctrue
tiou. ' It was simply ao elaloration of bis
favorite conceit jf " impartial suffrage and
umversJ amnesty ;" but with thismos; sig
nificant admission :
I am br Uuiversal Amnestr so fir as im-
manhy from fear of ponahmeiit or confiscation
it concerned even lawmga imparuai ruurare
should for the present be resisted anil defeated."
Io other word Mr. Greeley in fixing terms
of restoration for the booth, would inust
only on a Cniveiral Amnesty. He would
pardon and restore to their full privilege as
citizens, Davis and RreekcnriJp'. Slidcil
and Mason, Toviabs and Renjamiu, Forrest
and Mosby. and if they and tbe ir brother
rebels r.f isted impartial suffrage he would
let it .go. This, as one S. Y. j mrr.al re
marked, is ottering more liberal terms to the
rebels, thn the Philadelphia Contention or
President Johnson bad ever ventured to pro
pose. It w. uld be giving them all they ask
and much more than they expect. Since
this promulgation of bis views, Mr. Greeley
has Ken f rmally dropped by most of the
lepu' lic .n jiumals which favored bis elec
tion, and there is now not a gbost of a
chance for him. Tbe whole thing illustrates
very forcibly the peculiarly impractical
character ol Mr. Greeley's mind.
Ma. Ravjio.nu's Position. We copy from
thcN. 1. 7 mas, tbe following fuller state
ment of bis position as given by Hon. II. J.
Raymond, in the Republican caucus, at
Washington last week :
Mr IUymoud desired to SJ that he had been
a member of the Bepnblican and Union larties
ever since they bad existed ; that he had uef cr
belonged to any oibt-r party, or voted any other
than the Union ticket. He did take part in the
Philadelphia Contention, but not lor tbe pur
pose of lujunnfr tbe Union Party, lie believed
us effect upon that party would be to moderate
its action and strengthen it with tbe people.
He might have been nght or not in that
opinion, but this was tbe motive of bu action.
He regarded it not as a party Convention, but
as a meeting of citizens from all parts of the
Union for consultation. He did not change ms
party relation nor join any other party in
consequence of his action there. He hoped its
tflect, would be to strengthen and moderate the
Union Party. When he found he was mistaken
in this, and that it was to be used by the Demo
cratic Party as a means of regaining 'be ascen
dency, be had withdrawn from it, and supported
the Union ticket with whatever ability he could.
He said this because be did not wi-b. his position
lo be mtaunderrtoort. ll i.-a wwir
Union man, ami should nrubably act with t e
Union Party and in support of its measures.
He saw nothtng in the propositions reported to
the caucus by the Committee which seemed
bjectionable. Whether he should mret in
caucus with Union members or not, was a matter
of little consequence. If they did not wish it,
they had only to say to.
Tbe caucus came pretty near saying so ;
hut did not, and therein did wisely, as it
seems to us. Tbe Union party is a great and
strom; one; but it is not bj strong that it can
aGord to shut out, bcciuse of jan mistakes,
influential men, who now desire to wo;k in
its ranks for the suce great object- which it
seeks. Such a pieces of exclusion Ugun,
it may le difficult to say where it would
end. If the N. Y. Times is to be excluded
from the party because its editor went to
Philcdeli bia, tfcc Trifomc ought to be be
cause its editor does not support the Consti
tutional Amendments, and is for "impartial
Suflrogo and general amnesty," without tie
imiartial snflrage, il therebeb don't like
it. The Evening Post would lave to le
excluded also, because it has 'avored Mr.
Johnson's policy ; and so on. A better w-.
when contests are to be waged joints
carried, is, without cumprumist of principle,
or shadow of turning Iruni the riht, to rel
eome the aid ol ail who can do tOcctive fccr
nee. We Iter our Stevens and .Shencka '
CoDjiese too often forget Air. L'
beautiful motto, "vitbcla;,!,
malice toaard none."
or all and
tlmt tbey l'f
There was a lav ta do' ,.
Members q( fv o' caccus of KPubIlcn
an lYev -"HP1" hl'u st Washington
ltiv jday CTening, over" 100 members
r. present. Mr. Morrill of Vermont
Tbc c-mmittee of nine appointed to re
commend me-acutis of legislation reported
the fotlowing, and their report was adopted :
1st. bill regulating the organization of the
House, directing" the Clerk to pfaet no names on
the roll fn m States no: represented in tbe pre
ceding Cungrees, or declared entitled to repre
sentation, and providing that no electoral votes
be counted from any State not represent d at
the time in Congress.
2d. A bill remedying the defect in tbe Uir
which may prevent any Stat can Tuning the
votes for Eleccrs of President and Vice Presi
dent. 3d. A law to change the time of the meeting
of every Congress with a view-to assembling on
the 4th of March.
1th. To raise a special committee tar the rigid
investigation of the New Orleans riot.
5lh. A select committee to investigate the
collection of direct taxes in the rebel States, and
tbe seizure and sale of abandoned ami confis
cated land, &c.
Cth. The Committee on Pensions to inquire
whether any pensioners in disloyal States, who
were struck from the rolls, have been restored in
violation of law.
7th. A special committee to investigate the
release of the murderers of Cnioa soldiers in
The Ciuuiittcc on Reconstruction has
been re-appointed, by vote of both House
and Senate-, aud the first instructions to it
from the House, arc to inquire into tbe ex
pediency of appointing territorial govern
ments fur the rebellious States. The com
niittee called for by the 7th measure above
quoted was aWo appointed on 1 Tiursday.
CoNGBEssioxAL. The House on Tuesday
passed a general law, by a very strong vote,
pioviding that hereafter each Congress shall
meet on tbc 4th of March, immediately on
tLc 'adjournment of its predecessor, in addi
tion to tee anneal meeting in December.
Nothing was incorporated in the bill in re-
I gard to tbc elections in those States
choose their Congressmen after March 4, it
being deemed best to allow each tate to act
for its own tell in tho pTCiuitt.
Tin- Ucm crat' and I'lcsidcnt Jobllfoli.
lhc Di-mvA'rjts as a body bate dropped
Mr Johnson like a hot potato. Mr. Lo Blond
uf Ohio, one i.f tbe Democratic leaden in
Congress, undoubtedly spoke for the mass ot
his party in hii remarks in thellouecjlatt
week on Mr. Schcnck's bill altering the times
for the meeting of Congress. Wc copy
from tbc Congressional Globe :
Mr. Le Blond We upon this side of the
House arc at a Ios to know the porticularob
ject of this bill. Wc have an idea, however,
that tbe President stands in tbe way of some
gentlemen here. Wc are not fully advised,
and I do not suppose that gentlemen opposite
intend to advic us fully as to tbe object tbey
bare in making this change.
Mr. Schenck. Wc have not found that
either tbc President or bis supporters have
sUod in uur wr.y at all. Laughter.
Mr. Le Blond. And my colleague might
! add with eqnal truth the Constitution. The
I conclusion that we upon this side haic come
1 to in regard to this matter is, that the whole
object ut this bill is to strip tbc Lxccutivcof
1 any appointing lower. Titer seem to have a
controversy upon the other side of the House
as to the best mode oi accomplishing that
object. Tbe Nil as originally introduced
. provides for three Mttsions of Congress. It
is now uropored to strike that out and let
the wwion c mmencc upon tho 4tbofMarch
and c .unnue until the next session com-
Well, sir, so far as these two propositions
are concerned, I l eel no particular interest
in either ot them, because the result of the
aet'iption uf either ol them will be tbc same ;
liut I ju lge t!at the country docs feel an
interest in this matter, and they are not
willing that this Congress shall iuike any
Chun c in the uruscnt law so as to keep a
j prjeni.il session of Cougress. It is unncc
1 essary and uncalled ior, and the expense
i mat wi.i uttend it no man can calculate.
1 The people at the proper time will feel these
euings, ana l ludcc will act urxm tne mat
ter ln such a wav as will not lie very satis
factory to those who favor this system of
legislation. And now all 1 desire is that
e ntlemcn opposite will simply come out and
make the tbioir plain, so that tbc pcoiilc
may understand it, and instead oTlegislating
in ttc manner tney do, say at once enae we
will have no Executive, but that wc have
merclr a tccant-at will in tbe White Housi
and with no appointing power, but that the
Senate of the United States, so long as it
shall remain rxdical, shall have the appoint
This is not the only bill looking to that
end. There is already a proposition peno
102 here, wherebv the ariiointing power is
proposed to be taken from the Executive and
given to the Chief Justice of the United
States. Now, I think it would be well
enoueh. and I make tbc suggestion here, for
tbe Secretary of tbe Interior to appoint the.
Unci Justice ot tbe United States, instead oi
the Chief Justice appointing certain officers
in that department ot tbc uoviromcnt.
Sir. I can sec nothing but mischief to
result from this system of legislation. If
gentlemen are going to legislate in this way ,
1 would mnch rather tbey should at once
bring forward a bill to strike ofi the bead
of tbe Executive, for then the country
would understand it. Wc upon this tiJc ol
tbe Chamber have no interest in this con
test, not tbe least, beyond saturnine; the
Constitution and free Government. The
President is not tbc man of wir choice . uc
did not put him where be is. We ilaim no
benefits from him ; certainly wc ruined
none Irom him in tbe late cmjaign.
Mr. Ashley, ol Ohio. Tii it i- ratl.er u:i
just. Mr Spalding, le have dr ppiJ him
Mr. Le ltlond. Wc have never dropped
bim, lor wc never took him up. l'l ere was
no occasion for us to drop that winch we
never took up Wc neither t.-ik him op.
nor did be take us up. It is tr.. tliat
wherever he ran into onr line ol .!r m
were bound to sustain bim, as ac mst.n:,
every man who is right. But wc h.ivc n-.ui
blindly followed tbe lead of the lesident or
any otber man The De-niocrutic pity I a.
never recognized but one leader, and that is
tbe Constitution and laws passed in ur
sua new thereof. Their leader by tlic natural
law must die, and that soon while ours may
live till th end of e mo if not strangled t.y
its illegal guardians who arc now trying ty
this and other bills to paralyze one ol its
most important lines But, sir, we have
never undertaken to sustain indiscriminately
that which tot Radicals have put in place or
power ; to do so would destroy any party in
tbe woild. Laughter.
1 act- lrom the Departmental Ite-poil-.
Tbe expenses ol Congress last year were
$4.03-l,5:i3 : ol tbc Executive Department,
$5,921,030; of the Judiciary, $1,627,349;
ol Fneign Relations, $1,:13,3S8 Tbe
light-house establishment cost $l,373,8o8.
lhc funeral expenses for the late President
line dn were $30,000. The gas for the
President's 11. .use- and the Capitol cost
-,IMK) Tne fuel for the President s House
cost $12,000 ; the painting of it $?,000 ;
the repairing for tbe conservatory $10,000 ;
and tbe re furnishing of the bouse $76,000.
The receipts of Government from the in
come tax last year were nearly treble that of
year before, nearly sixty-one millions.
tilled spirits gave a revenue of $" ".n: ht
. . that tbe uov-
ernment loses more . , .l.:,
head .ban und- aU00 ZJ2L
that of ir- -r. y othcr' csoeP' PS6,Dv
.macco produced snout fifteen millions of
The aggregate are-a of tbe public lands of
tho United States, surveyed and unsurveyed,
is 1.4O5,4GtJ.80O -exes.
The present strength of tbe regular army
is qo v 38,545. Toe volunteer force is now
', 043, mostly colored. During the last
four vears tne Uoverruaent lias suppneu to
disabled soldiers about 4000 legs, 2240 arms,
9 feet and 55 bands and it has about 1000
more limbs to distribute
We have now an iron-clad fleet of 51
vessels, and there are 7 more to be com
pleted. It is estimated tbat 150,000 freedmen and
tbeir children are now attending school in
tbe Southern States. Tbc issues of rations,
on tbe last of Jncc, to whites and blacks
were about equal. The Freedmen's Bureau
has now in its possession for dittribution
272,231 acres ol land, besides 223 tracts in
Tenneesee8nd 1119 parcels of town proper
ty. The Government sold during tbe jst year
$12,204,729 worth oi postage stamps ana
envelopes. Wc sent abroad 4,8?G.!16 let
ters, and received from abroad 4,543,630.
We sent ncarlv three millions ol newspapers,
and received a little over one million. Tho
number of post offices is 23,!23 ; of which
there have been re-opened in the rebellious
The number of monev-order offices now in
operation is 70G about double that of the
previous rear. Ncarly.four millions of dol
lars were thus safely passed through -the
mails. The number of dead letters was
about four and a half millions They con
tained $214,5iy, and drafts, checks, deed,
,te.. bavin" a nominal value of $7,820,881.
Between eighty and ninety per cent, of tie
whole were returned. The Postmaster Gen
eral indorses a previous estimate that more
than three-fuurths of the dead- letters arc
owing to carelessness in writting the ad
dress. The Sbnate Committees. By unanimous
consent the rule requiting the standing
committees of the Senate to bo elected by
ballot, was waived, and the Committees were
constituted br resolution, in a body. Sum
ner is Cbaiiman of Foreign Relations ; Fcs
eenden of finance ; Wilson of Military Af
fairs; Trumbull of the Judiciary. Our
Vermont Senators have places, Senator Po
land on tbe Judiciary Committee, and Com
mittees on Private land Claims and Public
Buildings and Grounds ; Senator Edmunds
on the Committee on Commerce, and Com
mittees on Public Lands and Pensions.
Had her these. In Albany, during tho
recent session of the Equal Rights Conven
tion a severe looking female entered a.
crowded horse-car. An old gent rose to give
hera seat ; but first asked, " Be you one of
those womcnirightcrsV " I be," replied
the ancient. " You believe a woman should
VI. FREE PKESS, FRIDAY MORNINC., DECEMBER 14, I860
hive all the rights of nman.do yon ?' le
inquired. "Yes I do," aa tbe emphatic
answer. "Then," said the man,
up, and enjoy them like a man,"
had to stand up.
Mexico. Mr. Bigebw, our Minister at
Paris, telegraphed Mr. Seward last Fridiy :
' In answer to a vetbal communicaticn, the
Minister of Foreign Afiairs, M. MoutWr, writes
me to-day that France has not chinged her reso
lution, but that upon tnilitarv considerations she
has deemed it expedient to snb?titute one cora-
prenensive evacuation ior an eracuiuion iu cvj-
, ai.- !
arate parts. All of our
ir0014 will itaic
ico in the month of March
Tue Amendments to tiik Chakter. The
vote on the proposed amendments to our
City Charter, Tues.lay, resulted in their
decisive rejection. The opponents of the
amendments were active, had drummers out
to rally in the voters of their persuasion,
and plenty of vote distributors. Tin so who
favor the improvement in our public school".
which was the object ot tie cbu 1 amend
ment, as a general rule did not trouble
themselves to come cut to vote, and no effort
was made to bring them out, so the thing
went iiractically by default. Wc do not
know that this result would have liein
changed with more stir on the subject, and
a cleaner issue : but tie should have 'liked
well to sec it tried, uiiuit lull discussion,
and on the school question alone As it was
tbe other amendments of the need or which
we know nothing except that they were
drawn by a careful committee- of the Board
of Aldermen, and were deemed desirable by
those who ought t-. kn f liest und .ubtedly
were no help tu t!.i sciien! amendment, and
all had to stann .ir I..U together. We be
lieve tbc SI gentle-men wbo voted for tbe
amendments bad no ocea-ion to be- ashamed
of their company, and tbey ncid not feel dis
couraged. Tbe time is coming when a ma
jority ol our eitiaens will feel sufficiently
ashamed of the fact that But lington is a
generation behind every otber place of any
size in Vermont, or iu New England, in the
matter of her schools, to take the trouble to
vote on the question. W ben that day come
wc shall secure a better system.
DoMrwctiie IMre nt Wiiioo-ui.
IH rnino or a i-oanoN or thx lari.e Woob
KN Miixs. Ioss, $60,000. Insirance,
$35,000. The building knoan as the "Dfe
House building" (though not used of late
years ior dyeing purposes) of the Burlington
Woolen Mill Co. was destroyed by fir. on
Sundny morning. It was a large ioin -t rv
1 rn k building. 90 by 40 feet, with t t
tki. on the West i ad of tbc large 11.11- It
wti.- used in tba lower tory for clt mi.. ug
W..I-1 and wet gigging : the 2d and 3d ct -- i
for I urrittg, soitingsnd storing wool; tlie
ii!i story for drying cloth, and the attics fur
diving wool and flocks." The fire caught
in the lower attic, and is supiused to have
originated in someway from tbe steam beat
ing pipes. Tbc watchman passed throogn
the room, about half past four o'clock, when
there was no sign ol Ere. Returning to it
45 uinntes later, be found the room full ol
inflammable gas which burst into name upon
tbe opening uf the d. r. Tlx alarm was at
once sounded ana) the superintendent, work
men and ci'iztas f astmed to the ot
Tbe lire apparatus of the Milk
is a very complete one, tritn hy
drants on cery floor of every building,
M pplitd by two powerful fence pumps,
which throw 160ft gallons a minute, ( '.is
whs soon in operation and erea alter
-ti i am was added till wiiu 'r-csvy 'r
u i re playing on the fUme. ' In sp.i. -11
however the fire- mule steady hcs'iw-; . ..nJ
at 'ix clock when the w:xd abil.i 1 : '-' e
Wt.-t flames were blow j lull up i. t e n. -mcr.-c
main boilding wh ich was -joritiJ
byal rukwail fr.m the tire, and thn.itti.d
its complete destruction.. Mr. K nnuly "').
however, c-rdered tbc aainJoWse.i t' !ir,;c
mill nearest the fire cvven-d with "1 i-.
which were kept w ajd atfordet ieRi pro
tection ; with tlie tkiJ of suae additional hose
from tbe Cotto'j MkU, another stream was
got on tbe fre wbiCh told" well: al-jut this
time.alf j, Fjhaa Allen Engine N - 1. of this
city, rrivei and "went into action" at once
throw ias two streams which wire of gre-at
aarvixX. Bj these means water gained the
ascendance in tbe strife, which before was
nip and tuck" with tl e f re a little ahead.
An hour Unt ti e B .x- r Engine; arrived and
added its valuable assistance, and at 9 o'clock
after four 1 ours of "hard, persistent and
plucky fighting ol fire, it was subdued.
The lower story it the building did not
burn, and its contents of wool and wet gig
ging machinery were- saved, more or less
damaged by the falling of the floor above
ujon them. The (loots were all supported
from the roof, and when that gave way all
went down together. The rest ot the buil
ding is a total loss, and tbe whole of it must
comedown. Ol its contents 1600 yards of
cloth in the fourth story was wholly destroy
ed, and or 130,000 lbs of wool, about one
third was saved. The total loss is placed at
$60,000. The Company had insurance on
tho building, stock and machinery to the
amount of $35,000, in various Manufactur
ers Mutual offices in Xew i'ork, Hartford
Tho other buildings of tbe Company ate'
provided with "sprinklers," ao arrange
ment of perforated water t ipes by which the
room can be literally filled, from tofloor
ceiling, vi ith spray, and the same arrange
ment was nearly cirapSeteel for the building
now destroyed. Had it been finished, the
fire could have gained no headway.
XumU-rs of our citizens in addition to our
fire department went over to the Ere, and
every body wotked with n good will nnd
energy, without which tbc firo would have
been tbc most disastrous one known in these
parts. Tho Ethan Allen hoys were assisted
on the brakes by the Hooks, and worked
steadily for nearly three hours. The Boxers
were unfortunate about getting botsts todraw
tbeir machine, and were later on the ground
but did good service after they got there.
Chief Engineer Flanagan directed tho iflbrts
of the engines with his customary good
judgment. No serious accident occurred.
Peter Fontaine, Peter LaClair, and Cuttis
Woodward, wbo were holding hose on the
roof ol an adjoining building, went pfTpctty
suddenly, when the' roof of the dyo house
fell in, and were somewhat bruised. Mr.
Fontaine, the one most injured, had some
painful cuts on the head ; but is up and
about to-day. Mr. Kennedy, the efficient
superintendent and Agent of the Company,
to whose immediate presence, cool and ju
dicious direction of operations and active
exertions 'the Compiny largely owes the
saving of the bulk of its property, had a
dangerous fall, by the breaking ot a Udder,
but escaped comparatively unhurt.
Gangs of men arc clearing out tho debris
from tbc burned building to-day, and it will
be at once rebuilt, though probably not o
the tatac foundations. Tho same building
had two stories burned on the litb of May
The Mills ate running to-day, ami will do
so for about a week, when it will bo neces
sary to stop tbcin for a month or two, until
the new dry house con In cccupied.
Ilisliop Uopkiii's account ot AUair In
f Fioin the Church Journal, Xov. 50.1
The Presiding Bishop's teur to Louisiana '
nnd Kentuckv was ot more man commou mi
Twirfnnrp in m.ir.v mints of view. It was
i . j j ., , i..l
the first time that any Presiding I.ianop uaei
bicn requested to travel to such great dis
tances in the personal pcriormaucv ui
duty as Consecrator ; and in Iwth cases there
was an earnest request lor his presence Iwth
from tho bishop elect ami from tbe standing
immittcc of too diocese. Then, again, it
was tbe first visit of any of our bishops,
since the war, to any o'f tbc Guir dioceses,
and might thus lie well regarded as the
visible realization of the restored uni u of
the Church. It was received with the mosi
generous warmth, and with an ovc.ll iwing
cordiality which touched him deeply, but the
details ol which it would hardly he in good
taste to spread before the public. Every
where churchmen stem disposed to thank
God and take courage, and arc awake to the
glorious opportunity of the Church. n.,w so
visihlo to all sidrc.
Tho one crmt drawltiek is the want of
means and men. The failure ut both the
jrn and cotton crops through large rtgi n.s
of tlie South make tlie pecuniary prostration
deejier than ever. Wide fields or hlighte-d
corn and stunted and dried-up cotton meet
the eve on uverv side Here and there were
ruins uf the war low brick pillars on which
extensive buildings rested, which have left
only a few charred fragments bchinJ. Jack
son. Mississinni.is nartlr vet area. if ruins,
nd the church site stands empty of nli but
grass and tbc rusty iron Inrr. iec standing
out alone in the weather. We Lean! not a
disloval word from a white man, and not a
disrespectful word from a colored man, dur
iu2 the whole tnn : and the city cf New
Orleans is so quiet and orderly that ladies of
the highest standing walk alone in tin- streets
ltcr dark without escort. But verywhere
tbe "reatest exertions arc being made to re
pair tbe ravages ol war, and restore the in
terrupted industries of j.u-e ; and every
naeeine day tielns tbc good work. Wc ear
nestly beg all our friend.-, everywhere, te
respond with all the ability in their piwer te
every appeal from the South and tiio South
wet. and that not tor spiritual no us only.
Famine seriously threatens large (unions of
the South, and organizations are already he
lm fnrml in Ijiuuville for its relief.
Bishop J. P. B. Winner begins his work
in Louisiana, with the hearts ot all rallying
round him in entire unity and devotion.
And the same is the case with Iii-hop Cum
mins or Kentucky. Uutil the nd or De
cember, indeed, he will not sa farewell to
his attached and generous c jngrcg tt.on in
Chieaco. Bat bi i:.mk. e- nial manners,
his high ability, end his dev .ted -pirit, have
always made a p-iwcrlul impression upon the
..and rnnnle ot Kentuckv. It is generally
anticipated that Bishop Smith whose io
firmilHF compel a resort t bis native air of
New England will for tbc m st part reside
hereafter in New Haven, wliere be has ch ici
ly lived Ior the past year or more, with no
aligM benefit io bis sbatKrcj strengm.
Umsponiknee of the t ree Press.
Letter fnosu iVa-hinglosi
Wasbisotos. 1. C , Pec. 1", Is-
Dear Frtt frets ;
Washington, which has been tieepin for
months, has had its periodical awakening during
the past week : and of the hand reds cf signs
"Booms ta let," which were to be atea here and
there, a few are takes down. But tbe tuurts
which have bees made to make this an active
business city, seem to prove fruitless. It will
omly lire as It always has lived wbitffCoo; ress
Is in sesi ion. The hotels are begging lor patrou-
are, sad at Wahid's table board may be oK
taiasd at 810 50 per week, where last wiutcr
barges were from $17 to $22 Tlie ermont
Jalaaali is i iHtoil. Mr. Poland ia No. 4
north A St.. Capitol Hill. Mr. L IniojuU : at
No. 419 Mew York Ave. Mr. Morrill is at the
KatioBal and Mr. Woodbndge at Willards.
i nr nuioal frict Mr. Baxter, tcr the few
nkt.th frnHtc tife left to hint, may be found
hia ..' iw at No It"'. F Pt.
Th.- reitpiKu sitiu io Congress on Monday
was a fcilare as fcr as the "grand procession"
wav concerned. Th! was eo dou' t atiributable
it part to the fear entertained by u. iny clerks
of the lea of their official heads, should they
take part la proceeding so distasteful to our
worthy President. The banquet iu the evening,
however, was a success, and judging from the
sour faces which have been seen upon our streets
since, the speeches upon the rccasitn L.ujt have
been bitter pills Tor tbe o'.d t:i:u- residents.
Tbey are convinced thr.t the hill regulating suf
frage in the District will be passed, ai. I they
hare spent a miserable week . They threaten to
(migrate, but we snail not lose thia very valua
ble portion of our oomm unity. Tbey ma le the
same threats when they lest tbeir slaves, bat
they are all here jet, even more bitter and more
unconi promising in their disloyalty, thanks to
tbe influence of "my policy." A certain
c!om, however, wlU glide readily into the new
condition of affairs, aud sone of those who rant
the loudest now will be among tbe first to take
their colored brethren to the nearest res aurant
oti election dir.
The liming Star, edited by a brother of
Mayor Willach , has been outspoken in its ad
vocacy of Equal Rights, and our high-toned
chivalry muit submit as gracefully as they can.
People at the North will find no reason to com
plain during this session of the cawservatism of
On Tuesday Mr. Julian of Indiana introduced
his Ull far the equalization of bounties. It is
similar to the bill of bast winter, giving eight
and one-third dollars per month, and should it
pass will take the place of the present law, un
der which the Paymaster General si ems in no
hurry to commence payments. Should no new
lair pass it will yet be several months before
tbe bounties are paid. -
John G. Saxc delivered his lecture on Poets
and Poetry here cn Wednesday evening, under
the auspices of tbe Soldiers and Sailors Union.
The lecture was good, but financially it was a
failure for the members of the Union. At tbe
National Theatre, formerly Grover's, Itistori has
been drawing crowded bouses to bear tragedy
spouted in Italian. The okl Varieties mueie
Hall has given way to Wall's Opera House, a
neat little Theatre, where during tbe past week
" Griffith Oaunt" has bees the attraction.
Yours, A. 1). J.
Auiost Sctfocated. Louis Beauregard,
Frenchman and keeper of a grocery on
Champlain street, near tbe corner of North,
bad a narrow escape from being sufi'ocateC
by coal gas, together with his wife and child,
on Saturday night last, lie awoke in the
night to End the room full of gas from tlie
stove, and had barely strength to make his
way out of doors. His wife attempting to
follow fell insensible on the floor, end 1 11
three were yesterday confined to their Led
from the effect of the asphyxiation.
Personal. Wc pre sorry to Icntn that
Hon. Luciut B. Peck Lad a serious attack of
paralysis, cn Friday last, at Manchester, N.
Snow SroEU at Bctfalo The telegraph
roports a heavy snow sterin at Buffalo, N.
Y , Tuesday. Snow had fallen to the depth
of 18 inches, and was still falling. No
trains had left for tho West on cither tbc
Gremd Trunk or Liko Shore roads.
liihnn Himkina w.is on the train which
met with an accident near Syracuse me
other day, hot escaped without injury savo a
bruise on one hand.
C. M. Gay, Liq.. has retired from the
editorial management of the Rutland lltxala,
and is going into manufacturing. Much as
m alnll ri-rret tn imIs! Mr. Gav from our
rank. I- Im. no doubt bettered" himself, and
we congratulate bim on reaching a position
of lighter labor and better returns than edit
ing a daily pcr.
Elias Klwell who bad voted the Democra
tic ticket in Shaftsbury. Vt., for 01 years,
died a few cTys since.
John 11 . Surratt, it is reported, will be
tried before Judge Carter, at Washington,
nnd not before a niilitair commission as his
Gen. Kilputrick, United States Minister to
Chili, was married on the 2J of November I
t., the Senorita Louisa Vahicrans.
mi. iwii-ii Miuimw - ..- ....... j
V, ard Bcccher declines to lecture this win- I
ter, and has returned tbe money advanced
to him by committees and a-soemtionj.
John S. Kock, Ivsq., the colored lawyer,
died in Boston of consumption a few days
einee. A short time ago, em motion of Hon.
inarico onranrr, nc auumicu io juoict i
in tbe I . . Supreme Court at viaslnngton, i
being the first colored man v ho ever enjoTed
A gold medal has been presented to Maj.
Geo. Thomas by the State of Tennessee,
bearing the inscription on one side, " To
Maj. Gen. Thomas from tbe State of Teen."
ncd on the otber. "We will hold tho town
till we starve."
Albert Weed, of Irasburgh. a week ago
Saturday while unloading logs, lost bis foot
hold and fell, and a log fourteen feet long
and two ieet through rolled over him. He
was pretty badlv bi uised. but to tbe sur
prise oi all had no bones broken.
Two weeks since Mrs. Wei la rid Ilokfen ol
Soot! r? -ading. drowned herself in a little
brock, in only six inches of water, having
tied a handkerchief over her mouth and laid
herself down in the bpiok.
suae cnamberun, ol Kandolpn. was ins
tantly killed on tWr 2t)th oil., bavln;
thrown himself befow a passing locomotive.
Be had been subject k fits of insanity, the
effects of w mod xeaetyed in the army.
On tbe 30th wit., a hoy of 14, named
GammeU, was fatally injured in N orris'
obben factory at Bamet, his e jat having
aceidentailv caught on a sbait revolving 210
tunes minute. Before tbe machinery
could be. stoprcd, both his feet had I een
pounded off, and tbe legs splintered and turn
almost up to the knee ; his leu arm was
torn off about four inches from tbe shoulder
and all bis ribs broken. He lived about two
hu irs after the accident.
Kobert Preston ol Ferrisburg, was badly
hurt two weeks since by being caught under
a Urge stump he was pulling, as it became
freed from the ground ; bia cellar bone was
broken and hi i shoulder dislocated.
A ban belonging to the Hisses Baymond,
three elderly ladies residing in the westerly
part oi Woodstock, was destroyed by fire on
tbe afternoon ot Dec. 1st, together with
three tens of bay and a horse. 'nUr on-
sceeessfsi enorts to maon tns mmmirom
tne burning building, two of tbe ladiea wvra
Ehrnezer Slack's bouse in Plymouth a-
robbed two weeks since of $700 ; chloroform
baring been skilfully applied by tbe robbers
to both Mr. and Mrs. Slack, and tbe dog
potanned. Tbe money was in a trunk in the
bed-room ; and nothing else was taken,
though $300 and bis watch vtete in Mr.
Slack's vest close by.
There are panthers on the mountains in
Bennington County. One of the ''varmint"
has lately lulled 100 sueep and five calves ,
which makes him expensive to keep, and
when snow comes so as to track bim easily.
tbe banters propose a battue.
Two young fellows, 18 or 2V years oi ago,
were arrested at Albnrgh Spring on the
2Sth ult.. who had broken into Sowles k
Reynolds' stoie at Albure-h. saad stolen pro-
pcrty. They are supposed to be tbe same
ones that robbed Fitch's store at Moore
N. Y. . three weeks ago.
A correspondent ot tbc iS'txuirahr says
Lamoille County is six or seven hundred
dollars in debt, which is yearly increasing
by interest and repairs of boilding.
A man named Bushee was killed in Brk
tal on tbe 2d inet., while cutting loose a
lodged tree ; tbe tree fell suddenly and
struck bim on tbe head, breaking bis skull,
The body of a still born child was found
in St. Albans Saturday, partly buried in tbc
bank of a brook just north of the cemetery.
Who are tbc parents has not yet been dis
covered. I'art of the mills of Smith, Mason i Co.,
of Proctorsville, occupied by R. A. Waikins
as a ebair factory, was burned on the Cth.
Lit, $4000, with no insurance.
Twenty-eight thousand bushels ot potatoes
have been converted into starch at Burbank's
starch factory, in Coventry, Vt., within tho
last three months.
Tbe following patents were issued from
the Patent Office, bearing date Dec. 4. 1S66 :
Joseph Adams, of Fairliaven, Vt-, for im
provement in railroad rails.
Colby, Brothers & Co., of Watcrburv, Vt.,
assignees of George. J . Colby, for improve
ment in clothes wringers. Patented Dec. 4,
Tbe total nuiaoer ol emigrants who ar
rived daring the month of November at New
York was 1G.000.
A dangerous counterfeit of coupons of the
U.S. six per cent, bonds of 1831 was dis
covered at New York Wednesday, by the
There was an explosion in an oil refinery
in Cleveland on Thursday, whereby one man
was killed and four badly burned.
The official ceremony of laying tbc last
brick in the Chicago Lake Tunnel, was per
formed Thursday by tbc Mayor in presence
of hc Aldermen and invited guests, num
bering about 70, after which there was a
banquet at tbc crib.
A grain operator in Chicago named Claflin
bas absconded, leaving debts for wheat to the
amount of $30,000.
There have been a good many fires in
Chicago lately, ttt, it is thought, to defraud
the insurance companies. Four houses wire
burncelon Wednesday night, insured for
Government hag lately ordered eight gun
boats got ready for sea, at Brooklyn Nayy
Yard, with nil despatch. One, the Gettys
burg, was formally rut intr, n,n,;ca,vn
Tuesday with orders to report to Admiral 1
Palmer of tho y'ctt India squsdron. '
Col. T. L. Jones of Ncwnort. Ky., has
had a verdict returned acainst mm of S JiUU
for failinc to attach revenue 6tamps to four
Tbc fjOTCrDor (jencral of Canada 6ails for
England to-morruw, ana it is sam oc-
fore be goes there will beat yucoec a caomct
.;.':- dce:do tho r3te 0f tbc condemned
., t fire at Su LoU;s Thure-
rU rfestrorin" Gleason & Martin'ii tobacco
factory and other buildings ; the loss is e-
timatcd at two millions.
The office of the Coburg Sentinel, a Cana-
,l:- v., Mptril nn the la Ull.. on
account ol an offensive article alleged to be
of a disloyal character.
A row hrnkp out at a ball given by a
fire companv in Philadelphia, Wednesday
night, and tho police who tried to quiet
it were hart I r licatcn and one ot incul siao-
bed. One of the rioters got his nose bit off
by the man he was fighting with.
At Toledo, Ohio, a man was taken with
the small rox. and no householder being
willing to shelter him, he war wrapped in
blankets and placed in a buggy and kept
there all night. The Mayor of the
l city haa previously iccn appueu io uuv
couiu lurnisii no piace ior iuo tcrcpuui w
Judge Spencer, of the Circuit Court for
Dorchester County, .Maryland, bas decided
l airaiiisb iuu auuihv ut tuv wuvu.uiu- v.
taj,, negro apprentices, and restored them
to their parents. This decision is a most
important one. as i . .uva. .euro
the indentures so hastily entered into when
tj,c ac, 0r emancipation took place in .vury
The subsistence Department disbursed
dunnirtbe war $3G9.303.r'GG. The num
ber of officers of alt branches ot the service
wbo performed duty in tbc Subsistence
Department during the last year ot the war
was aujs, and tne numocr oi separate ac
counts rendered by them was 22,017.
At St. Louis. John L. Scott was arrested
on Saturday, G. A. Cutler on Monday, and
J. B. Welder at Kansas, lor causing tbe
threat fire at Kansas City two weeks ago.
Cutler, while at the office of the police, at
tempted to kill himself by jumping from the
second 6tory window, but was not seriously
A horse-car was nearly run off the track
while crossing the East Boston Ferry Thuis-
day, tbc brakes being incautiously let go.
The horses wero crowded off into the water,
and being cut loose swam ashore, inc car
was full of passengers, mostly ladies, and
not one in four oould have escaped if tbc car
I bad gone a few feet further.
In Cincinnati cholera carried off" 167 per
eons in November.
Ijaroi credits and tbe decline in prices are
troubling some ot tne .vew iors ury guuu
. o . , - 1 .
v-alnnhle record safe was that in tbe
State House at Columbus, Ohio, through the
wt of which, the kev being lost.a hole was
punched with a crowbar tbe other day ! The
rr -irall of the "safe" was found to consist
of two thin sheets of iron, with a layer ot
roe ton bark within.
Citizens of Derby, Ct.. have raised $300,-
000, necessary to secure the construction of
a dam across tne llousatome river, and thus
develop the (it is said) greatest water power
in New ringund.
A clerk in tho New lork Post Office was
arrested Thursday, for stealing registered
letters, confessed bis guilt and was sent to
jail to await trial.
Extensive thieving operations on tbe New-
York Cental-Railroad have just been ferret-
od out and tbe perpetrators arrested
nharleo I). Cadv. lately a clerk in the em
nbv ot Rilter 1 Cm, broker ot New York,
decamped on tbe 24th ult.. with certificates
of stock amounting in value to more than
$100,000. He was arrested rrway, ana a
large amount of the stolen property wavs
tuiind in nis pueseeswo.
CoLLieii Stuiet. Tbe stmt CotnmrjsioR
en nave finished their wuik lor this season
on "tbc hollow," on CoUege Street. The
old bridaai has been succeeded by a substan
tial stone culvert filled in above with earth.
Tbe hollow below Union Stuet, which was
ones a steep aid favotite sliding plaee for
the bovs, has disappeared The road bas
been brought up to grade in good shape, and
is now a wide and nearly level roadway frum
tie new church to Leavenworth Block. Col
lege Street is one of the chief tborooghfares in-
to tbe city for tbe travel from South Burling
ton, Hiwsburgb, Willistou, Ac, and it was
a pstcc of true economy to put it into good
condition. Tbe next gieat improvement
needed in tbat quarter of tbc city will be to
ojen Union Street through to Pearl, which
we trust will be done next summer.
Almost a Fire. The axe helve factory.
and knitting factory of Mr Cole, and the
extensive stwps oi riwarus,v c.ei-.
Winooski. had a narrow eeospc from fire on
I - 1. V." . , ,
Saturday night. The proprietors have just
begun to employ a night watebman for the
protection of their property, who discovered
fire in the belvc factory, in time to prevent
it from getting control. Tin building is full
of shavings and inflammable stuff, and
couldn't have been saved had tbe fire got
well under way.
R. K. Accident. lhc altcmoon mail train
on the Central road ran off the track Thurs
day, near White RiTcr Junction, and Cnas.
Hayden, tbc engineer, was badly hurt ; the
fireman was also somewhat injured, but none
of the passengers were hurt. The engine
turned a complete somersault.
ArrotNTMENTS. The Postmaster General
bas made tbc following changed in Vermont :
Strafford, Henry C. Hatch, vice D. C. Hayes,
removed ; West Derby, Cyrus Lias, vice
. M. Spraguc, resigned; West Randolph,
Homer R. Stoughton, vice C. C. Stearns,
Mail Rodbebv, A mail bag was stoltn
from tbc train Saturday and found next day
a few rods from the depot at Essex Junction
with nothing in it but papers. Persons who
had occasion to send letters north that day,
need not be surprised if they never arc heard
of. Who stole tbc bag has not yet been
Masonic. At a regular communication of
Washington Lodge No. 3, F. & A. M. held
at Masonic Hall, in this city on Wednesday
evening Dec. 5th I860, the following officers
were chosen for the year ensuing : ;
W. Charles W. Woodhouse, .Vaifer.
Edward A. Jewett, Senior Warden.
Homer JL Phelps, Junior Warden.
Joseph W. Roby, Treaturer.
W. II. S. Whitcomb, Secretary.
P. D. Ballon. Senior Deacon.
Theodore S. Peck. Junior Deacon.
William Brinimaid and James Urquhart,
Russell S. Taft, .tfjnAaL
James Urquhart, Tyler.
Annual Meeting of the State Temper-
The Annual Meeting of the State Temneranc
Society will be held at 6L Albans, cn Tuesday
and Wednesday, the ISth and 19th of Decen-
The exerciiea will be as follows :
Tuesday, 10 A. M. Organization -
of the General Agent. Rev. W. v d Report
Tuesday, p. jr. Rpar
Secretary, Rev. p. IL V" . of the Statistical
Tuesday Evenini bite of Coventry.
E. Parker of f- j Address by Prof. Henry
W edaetda- -rtinouth College.
on Flas' -. a. sr. Report of the Committee
W' ' -ce. by Dr. Sheldon of Rutland.
f -dnesuav. p. m Rennet of the Executive
-ommlttee. by Her. B. F. Ray of Hartford.
The subjects of these various reports will be
piu ftr gttwrl djKUHlcn.
are invited to send dtleteT '""
u ucnau oi tne lit Com.
. B P. RAY, Chairman. .
For the Free Press.
The Register Question.
wVeiiri. Editor. : I ste br a s.m, .
the papers, that Walton claim, lhll h o.,. .
hag a correct table of Vermont poputatu.n, ,n-l
mat ra tae iHreetery puhhsarJ by Turtle, C u
-v Lo "n,cu b my name, the table is me -rest
:n US town;. The public ouuht to kr w
which table is tbe true one. The facts an
tkee : When the State Marshal had comclete i
the census of Vt. tor I860, he furnished otfir.r
y.andrprf;,j for the Vermont I',r? -t,r-
fall table, prepared with great care, tnln
the population of , u,-r, .ml
State. This taWe wa. eopwl into t. e l-irec-. rj
from his very plain figures, under my own . 1 ,
and strict examination tf txtry fi-ui-e aod t-
original usum iiracrreu. , ...
(omitlmg cores) has Deeu printed in th,. ; ..
or till the present year. Ia the f .
1 blii, the printer drew some agar, ii n. ,
tables, thus affecting six towns, vu 1 , . .
Uraintree, Ii rook field, Milton, !.'. -.-j ,. ,
Wokott A figure 1 should be jav-i L. , ,'
beginuing of the figures for each f ;L. r.
of these, and 11 at the beginning f r V,
l!y supplTing these figures, or refcrr.t
Directory of 1866, I therefore regar 1 t .
tbe oy correct table of Vt. popnlain n r
evmuMMi use. And as this was received ;r -only
official source, and in the m. st
manner possi de, without going tbr-su
hauds of several clerks and printers in u
ingtoa where Walton claims to have re .
his. I conclude that ang other table v tr)
from this in 118 towns must, in so many -be
incorrect. The reader must judge whi.-'i
these tables has the 1 IS errors and whi.li -i
Tbe tables of votes tor Governor are sa.i. '
fault in the Directory, owing to the figure-, i
ter being badly set up from returns a' t w:.
clerks, having escaped the attention of the pr .
reader. In this respect, the Directory, for :L.-
present edition, politely yields to Mr. ai-.
the credit of greater accuracy in the 1" towns
As to Grand list and County officers, th
figures and names being received from the - ir.
official source, the variations, if any, are f- -ably
slight, and mostly typographical.
It is claimed by Walton that in the Directur.
the Court table is incorrect. After thia ta'
was prepared, the Legislature changed the i u.
of holding tbe Orange Co. Court; and the ta
was printed iu about one-fourth of the edit
before the correction was made by the prim
Perhaps friend Walton will be equally willing -correct
an etrorof soie yean nlandm;, in tl.
Court table in his Register, which varies th
eourt date in oe County about six m.nth? :r n.
the true time.
Walton's Register contains some things tot
the Directory, tbe latter has some things, :
not in the Directory, and the latter haa son,
things, of especial value, not in Walton's, si.
as a full list of Vt. Governors, Sc , from IT .
and otber matters. In some things, Waitot.'
may have some figures or words correct wdk.-i
are wrong in the Directory, but in others, n. I
especially in the list of professional and b.
cess men, the merchants, manufacturers, ..
so desirable to have correct is such a work. m;.
own opinion is that the Vermont Ih.eet rj -vastly
more correct than its eon peiitor. lh -I
am confident was the cise when I publishe l -,
and gave it nearly a'l niy aitrmiou; and s
comparing the tw... In ta ud ui aij exteo .
personal acquaintauoc ttr. ugh the But'
think such is tbe cue wiin the present sl.
My t.me is, however, too much oconj .ei w.
weightier matters, to stop to discuse tac c e. -parative
merits or faults uf reisiers B -h
have faults enough. Perhaps the critic im
ihe nresent editions will secure more accur i v
for them both another year Few persons a::
appreciate tbe immense labor of compiling s i i
a work, when justice is done to it Very
would be willing to pay the price for them, i
try to make them what tbey should le. lie:.
we matt take such as we can get. 1 lis! kc
troversy, and did not iaten-t to spe ik on il
subject, but as so much has been sai J, ai. I -s
have allowed my naaie to be used on lh-.- u.n.
tbe Vermont 1'irectoiy since passing it .li-j tne
hands of other publishers, and have relate 1
h silted interest in it, I have felt due r. my' -as
well as the public, and the puhl -
wish to know where the tacts are to ciat i
above statements: and ihus, " tnth a . -toward
aeae and chanty ter all," I disr . -sabjec
, and remain.
Yours truly, W. W. AT Ml'
.VIasojjic. The aoaaal Mi ion of the Mis -i
Grand Lodge of Vermont will be fcld at V n
IlaoT a VVcdaeaitaT. J 17 '., lXi'.T. I.
Vermont A Canada. Vermont Central, -.ml
Rutland and bar lington. Vermont Vail-y. -sumpsic.
Western Vermont and Rutin,!
Washington Rail Road wiP carry ;--r-attending
for fart oaf tray.
Tekribu Catastbupbc A keromne
store in Dirmon Street, N. Y., caught:
on Monday night. Tbe flames wer. put
by the firemen but tbe thick smoke title 1
building, and every soul in the third a. .
fourth stories, being a man and Lis wite ar
three children, and tour other women an 1
children, were found ded from suffoeatioo
Rial Estate. The Store on Church '
owned and occupied by A. Piatt, haa .
purchased by M. A. Rvarts for $ .
The total amount of tbe Unite 1
debt, less cash in tbe treasury Dee . 1 .
$2,519,631 38 22
Nothing is so annoying as poor conneu:. :
as is shown by onr Mexican reJatinas. .
Why is a mad bull an animal of conv 1 ,
disposition? Because be offers a horn
every one be meet.
iYEWS OP THE WEEK
New York, Nov. ' .
The U'srd bas the following dHpatctu'
DvutiN, Dc -
The police and military arc at aetiu
search for FeniaDS. Seven suppj n,
Centres were seised to-day and c mtii 1 i
prison under a strong guard.
Count Montebclht commander of the Fr - r
forces in this city ernWked tot-day c n
French iron-emd. He was aecompanje 1 1
bis numerous staff Preparations an- r
ing for tho departare of t . Fron.h tr
on the 5th inst.
Count Bismarck bas resumed :m
of his duties as Prince Minister
Hautax, N. S. Deo-. C
The steamship Asia from Liverpool (2
arrived last night. Numerous arrivaVa ti -America
at Quecnstown attract attest'
At Limerick on tbc 23d ten men were
rested and numerous pikeheads and a
quantity of bullctd were seised. The I
lin police arc all armed with six c2rt-: - -revolvers.
It is remored that numenius i
rests will be made at onee.
Advices from Pans generally agrree tr
Meximilian had quitted or "was afcov
Tho La France says authentic infor
justifies the belief tbat the speedy f .
of the Emperor was extremely pr-
tb uau uufc oieuouy ui&eu piouo. . s.t
to bring borne the French tr
into temporary transports. " "
Tho London Tema BJ .
Maximilian's abdication ar j forwu-i
eu iqq intcrvcutiaa ot
Government as thi -ei step.
Havana, Dec. J.
arrived on the 2Sih A S?.
nates from Vera C.-W to tee - v
Mexico up to tbe Uteat u.omtnt the .ro
ports jonccming the abatotjon I the E n.
pcrorand bU departure wero as vogue -contradictory