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FRIDAY MORNING. JANUARY 4. 186".
The Old Year nnd the New.
The year whose no da uf life no patent
on tbe einiilc are nearly e pent as wc write,
bts been a jear ol mark. '1 t.c year in which
Presiia became the first European tower.and
Austria sank to a i-ccund rate ; the J ear of
tbeliKratiun ol Venice; the jear of tie
abandonment to their fate ol the Pope,
and of Maximilian ; the jmr of the Atlan
tic Cable ; the year when Andy swung round
the circle, and when Congress first nevgnizrd
in act, tbe great jrinciple of iiapait.nl eui
frage ; the year, in our own State, when
three Vnitcd State Senators were elected,
and the year uf "the big fight in the Third
District" there in no' danger that
urtll jn, from tbe memory uf men. at Lome
What tic coining jear will bring, fr na
tions and for individual-, hid frotu uiottal
ken. Hut :f it is likely to be It eventful
than il.c list, wc may hor thai " shall be a
ycarol nen greater progress, and of truer
proejtrity. That it may be marked by no
sorrow or niUlortune for those for whose ap
proval and benefit wc labor and to whom
we intirl that our rarer shall be mure val
uable and attractive lur the year to com
tlun t! 1ms cur been is our wish and
r.r.i.r And with fullest and heartust
Trunin we wish to terv kind reader and
friend Happy Xew Year.
here the South bus mUied it.
Win n King Tarquin of OH bad finished
bis transactions with theSibjl of Cumro, he
doubtbi-s saw pretty clearly where bo bad
"ini) a figure." True, there was some ex
cuse for hi course. The price n'ked at tlio
outset by tbe old lady for her nir.c volumee,
wa a pretty big one ; and the king could
not have anticipated her strange conduct
upon bia reluEal to purchase. Still if he
icantfil the books and was liound to have
them, plainly be better have taken them
when he could have bad them : and as be
looked nt the final three, for which be bad
paid the full nice of the nine, bis satisfac-
tion over his acquisition must have been
sorely marred by the thought that he could
iust as well as not have obtained three
times as much for his money, if he bad
taken tbe Ert opportunity.
The rcconstruct.-d rebels nave made, look
in: at "1C matter from tbeir own side of the
quit lion, a much lets excusable mistake.
What tbry wanted of all things was a full
and speedy restoration to the standing and
privileges in the Union which tbey had
thrown nway. Had they taken a proper at
titude after tbey laid down their arm, and
with Mr. Lincoln m tbe Executive chair,
tbe South would have been permitted to
come back, like tbe prodigal son, with
nothing or next to nothing to my. The
innrder of Mr. Lincoln, and the still
rebellious spirit of tbo Southerners,
encouraged by Mr. Johnson, made
such leniency impossible, and tbe South had
to wait outside of Congress, till 'y tbe pas
sage uf the Constitutional'Amenaiacnts.ncw
terms were offered. It is true that tbe rati
fication of tbe amendments was not in terms
made a condition of re-admiion ; but the
Southern State which ratified the amend
ment ucs admitted, and few probably doubt
that bad other Southern States promptly and
cordially followed the example of Tennessee,
tbey wuuld have been admitted in turn
Thcv have declined in hope ol easier con
ditions, and the probable consequence is that
they must wait longer and accept harder
ones, in the "end, Wc believe it is the
conviction forced on calm, unprejudiced
men in Congress, wbo have disircd to
regard tbe late rebels as kindly as possible
and to legislate lor their case as mildly as
their duty would permit, that the temper of
tbe influential men at the South is so
thoroughly had, that it is fortunate for the
country that they have net accepted the
Constitutional Amendment and obtained ad
mission under it ; and that now much mote
radical measures will have to be taken, be-,
fore the Southern States can lc safely
readmitted. It this i- done ; if the Southern
States arc reorganized on the basis of the
loyal population, white and black, to whom
shall be committed all tbo power and influ
ence of tbe State at home and in Congross
their pi etent leaders will have only them
selves tj thank, and in tbeir disgrace and
deprivation or political power, will see, if
tbey do not already, where t. ey haic mi-ed
In his report upon the condition of South
Carolina, General Sickles relates that in one
ease, where a frcedman was murdered, the
two men who killed him sat upon the coro
ner's jury, and united in the verdict that
" the deceased came to his death by causes
unknown." There is a sort or savage humor
in tbis, which amuses while it makes us
Srasisn Decrees RrrrcTi.G Slavery.
Not long since an ofCcial ikrrie was promul
gated declaring that a slave coming to tbe
motber country from any of tbe Spanish
dependencies should lie Irce at once. Tbis
decree has now been followed upbj another,
authorizing tho Captain General of Cuba to
visit the various estates on the island and
irco at once all newly introduced slaves from
Africa. Tbe Spanish Government 1ms like
wise issued an order doing away with what
is called purity of blood. Hitherto voung
men of color have not beon permitted to
take a university degree, thus being debar
red from entering any ol the learned pro
fessions. This restriction is cow removed.
Xew HaiirsniEE. The Republicans of the
21 District held tbeir Convention at Man
chester Dec. 27th and nominated Gen. Airon
F. Stevens of Nashua for Congress, to suc
ceed Hon. E. H. Rollins of Concord. The
motion to nominate Gen. Stevens was made
bj Mr. Rollins and carried unanimously,
Gen. Stevens is now postmaster of Nashua
and was a Brigadier General in tbe volunteer
Gen. Walter Harriman, now Secretary of
State, will probably be t e republican nomi
nee for Governor of New Hampshire, and
tbe republicans expect'to carry the State by
5000 or 6000 majority.
PlUIEZXTJAL lNTZiriXENCZ. On Situr
day morning, a military commission assem
bled at Richmond, Va., (or the trial of Dr.
Watson, charged wnh tbe murder of a
negro. By order of the President, Gen.
Sehoficld dissolved tbe Court, and, tbe pris
oner was unconditionally released! Dr.
Watson is a member of tbe F. F V.'s. lie
wis driving with his family along a road in
Henrico county, wben be met a black in a
narket wagon, wbo declined to turn out and
fire bis a clear passage. The result was a
I 1J K.N EDICT.
collision, in which the gentleman's carriage
sustained some injury, and its oceupauts a
good deal or Iiight. liic Uoctoriurncu
around, followed tbe negro, and being pro
vided with one of those implement s wbicn
iruinia chevaliers alwavs employ in argu
ing with an inferior race ."the result was that
the taarktt wagon soon contained a dead
negro. The Doctur. bavins satisfied hu in
jured hunor," co -lly went his way. As
the civil authorities ilia not sec tit to punuu
biro, tbe military commandant at Kicbmond
ordered bis arrest, and trial before court
maitial. Against this proceeding, the
'residential order ol Saturday militates.
" Bv direction of tt President," tbe mur
derer is " unconditionally released.'
The ground upon which this oruer is
based, is that the ch il sovcrnmcnt ol Vir
ginia has been thoroughly reorganized, and I
its authorities are charged with the execu
tion ol all local laws. This Would be a
sound proi-ohi-u, if it were true that all
the provisions of Congress had reen an
swered in reconstruction, and if the Federal
law wire respreted iu Virginia. But this
very caw proves that a statute made in
pursuance ol the Constitution-the Civil
lights bill is invalidated, and that iu Vir
ginia, as in Lunieiana according to General
Sheridan, tbe trial of a white man for a
crime against a negro is mere farce. Tbe
troop- ol the Jiarion are in the South for a
purp-w and that object is tbe enforcement
of i he laws. It u the duty of Mr. Johnson
to secure this, and he baa taken a so .coin
ontb to tueel that rtspjusibility. He will
fail to do , if be withdraws from any cks
oi citizens their only protection agaiust out
rage, i-ppresaion and slaughter, and leaves
them at the meiey of those who ate banded
in open and flagrant antagonism to tbe
policy of the G ernent. Albany Ere.
Diatn or Host. I.rcios It. I' ten. Hon. L.
II Perk died at Ijowtll on Friday last, aged
07. He wa found in bis room at his hotel
in ljwell, thtee week sine, insensible Iran
a paialytie Stroke, and though i.t time ap
pearing to recognise tboee about him he
raver rallied from it. He was born at Wa
terbury. in 1799, and was a son of Gen. John
Ptck, who was for several years High Sher
iff of Washington County. He pcnt two
years in tbe U. S. Military Academy at
v est Point, and alter leaving there studied
law in tbe office of Samuel Prentiss. Ho be
'came eminent as a lawver and democratic
politician. He represented Montpelier in
the LecisUtuic, was a member ol Congress
from 1S47 to 1931. and held the position
of V. S. District Attorney under President
Pierce. He sustained Mr. Lincoln's Adminis
tration during tbe war Ol late be has sup
ported President Johnson, and presided at
the Johnson Convention at Windsor list
JuIt. HU chief attention hat been given of
late years to bis profession, in which, espe
cially in railroad cases, he lad low
equals in the State. He was president
of the Vt. and Canada Road at tbe time of
bis deatb, and was upon business of that
corporation when struck down. He was one
ol the arbitrators in the somewhat celebrated
Burton JL Clark arbitration, which will be
ended by bis death. His remains arrived at
Montpelier on Saturday and bis funeral took
place there Monday afternoon.
New Yeaks i.v Bcbu.ncton. New Years
day was more generally celebrated in this
city than for several years. The stores and
places of business were closed at noon, and
the cheerful custom cf making Xew Years
calls, bad quite an extensive observance.
some ol the young gentlemen count up as
bigh as one hundred and ftfty calls, which
is a pretty lively day's work. The day was
mild ; tbe little addition of snow made
pretty passable sleighing ; tbe ladies were
all smiles, and it any of the young gentle
men were overcome, so far as our observa
tion extended, it most have been by such
mortal, and not by spirituous smiling.
On tbe wholo it npreared to be a very nappy
2cw Year in Burlington.
SrrnniE Cocet. The January term of t h
Supreme Court of judicature of tho State of
Vermont, opened in this city January 1st,
Present, Judges Barrett, Kellogg, Wilson
and Steele, Judge Barrett presiding. The
business on the calender which contains 25
cases, is being rapidly disposed of, and it is
thought will be finished tbis week.
R. R Collision. A despatch from Mon.
trcal of Dec. 31st, says that on Saturday
night a collision took place between the
express tram from Rouse's Point and a
freight train drawn by two engines from
the West. They eame together
with frightful foiee, the engine of
the express train mounting the engine of tbe
Ireight train,and crushing tbe engineer, nam
ed Xewbold, into a shapeless :
Undowmrsi We see it stated that Thad.
Stevens of Pennsylvania has endowed a proAs-
sorsaip or moral and intellectual pbUostpfcy m
tnc V ermout University. M. .Ilbant .Venn-
Not quite, Mr. Stevens a few days since
made a donation towards the endowment of
the Alumni Proleteorship ; bot there is some
thing left yet lor others to do, before it is
Maimcbcsetts Liqcor Cash
preme Court of the United
week, Mr. (.'coree Sermon
-In the Su
closing argument in tbe case
United States r$. Nancy Swain, in which the
defendant was convicted of retailing spirit-
ous liquors without a license under tbe
revenue kws. Mr. Sennott took the ground
that as by the State laws tbe busineM was
unlawful, se coald not be requited to take
a licen'c for carrying it on. A decision
not expected before tbe first of March.
. Tun Northern TxucEAm Company was
organised at Manchester, N. H., last Thurs
day, by the choice of Gov. Stnylbe as Presi
dent, ai.d Col. J. W Robinson as Superin
tendent. Among the directors are Gov. An
drew of Mess., ex-Gov. Smith of Vermont,
and John B. Clarke of Mar-cbeeter. Tho
next meeting takca piaee at tho Parker
House-. Boston, January 11.
The lict that tbe united Express Cornea-
nies could boy five million uf dollars of the
Central Railroad stock, in order to get the
control of another great monopoly, and drive
off a rival exrress company, is a striking il
lustration if the tendency of wealth to con-
ccntrale, and of the growth and power of
Tue Great Stoxu. The snow storm of
last week was worst in the vicinity of Al-
umy. un rriuay morning eight trains
were lying blocked np nt West Albany.
There were five hundred passengers cn board,
many of whom went without food fur twen
ty-four hours, and much suffering prevailed,
especially among the ladies. A passage was
forced through on Friday forenoon, and the
trains all got into Albany. All tbe country
roads were blocked up, and it was impossi
ble on Friday to get in or out of the city in
any direction. A span of horses wero found
in a snow bank on the Troy road ; ono of I
tbe boms was dead. The owner could not
be found. It is supposed that, finding it
impossible to get along with his team he
tried to make his way to a houto on foot and
perished. A number of snow birds were
picked up lifeles. Among the hills of
Berkshire County, Mass., tho snow fell
three feet deep.
Tiik Storm. The wind blew a howling
gale from the Northwest all night.on tbe 27th
ult., and with the driving snow which filled
the air, made a rough night of it, for all who
were net comfortably housed Prolnbly
four or Eve inches of snow fell ; but it is
drifted so that there is no telling with any
precision. The gale veered to the 'West next
morning, and raised the waves in the Laic
to a height which made wild work on tbe
docks, the waves dashing clear over the Vt.
Central freight house, drenching the West
ern face of the new depot, staving in and
flooding the little office on the steamboat
wharf, and sweeping away some of tho lum
ber piled on the breakwater.
Tee storm was wide sjircad, and very sev
ere. At Boston tbe bf romctcr fell lower
than it lias done in -12 years. The storm
was a Southeasterly gale there. At New
York tb: tide was so low that the steamer
Auttratasian, coming in, and several sailing
v stels. grounded in tho harbor. The tele
grams say then- was a strong southerly gale
at Fortress Monroe. At Harrisburgb, I a.,
thcro wss a severe northwest gale, cold. The
weather at Biltimoic and St. Louis was very
cold. At Cleveland, it snowed hard all day
and the trains were impeded by the storm,
At Albany it was a northwest storm and the
worst one known since 1835. Twenty inches
of snow fell which drifted tremi-ndocsly
Several trains were snowed under on tbe
Hudson River road, and several on the Alba
ny A Boston road. On tbe N. Y. Ccniral
a train was snowed in nt Syracuse and an
other brought up in a snow drill near Alla
nv. EiTorts were made to reach the train
from that city with six locomotives and two
ears, but they could not proceed beyond the
city limits, the snow being drifted higher
than tbe locomotives. Easterly the snow
was not so deep, four or five inches falling
at Concord, N. II.
In this State, the fall of snow varied con
siderably. At White River Junction eight
een inches fell. At Huntington, in this
county, 15 inches fell, pretty evenly distri
buted, the hills shutting off the gale. In
this place the fall was not over six inches.
Tue AuattcaN Association or Science.
This Society, as some of our renders arc
aware, will bold its next annual meeting in
this city, next summer.
Tbe following gentlemen, of our citizens,
have been appointed the local committee to
make suitable arrangements for so important
and interesting an occasion.
Hon. A. L. Catlin, Hon. Q. F. Edmunds,
Hon. T. E. Wales. J. W. Ilitkok,
E. W. Peck, D. C. Linsley.
Lawrence Barnes, 1'rof. M II. IJuekbam,
G. II liigelow,
Prot Ed. Huntrford.
G. G. Benedict,
The Ocean 1'acijt kack. Allowing for
the difference in longitude, the passage from
Sandy Hook to the Needles was made by tbe
Henrietta in thirteen days ,cnd tietnty-lico
hours, mean time and not such very mean
time either, all things considered. Only
four persons were drowned from the yacht
Flectwing. Two others were washed over
board, but clung to the rigging and were
dragged on board.
At a dinner given to the yacbttnen by
Lord Lenox, the Duke of EJinburg accepted
the challenge of Mr. J. G. Bennett, Jr., and
agreed to sail around tbe Island of Wight
next August fur a prize of 100. The Duke
will sail his own yacht diking. This an
nouncement has created a great sensation
in foreign yachting circles.
Tbo 7n'iuneFays :
Wc believe that tbo honor of the recent
victory beloncs. so far as seamanship is con
cerned, to Capt. Samuels, the sailing-master
of tbe Henrietta the same officer who eom-
raindcd the clipper ship Dreadnought when
she made some years ago, the fastest sail
ing passage across the Atlantic.
The Yacht Henrietta, owned by James
Gordon Bennett, Jr., of the New York
Herald, bas won tbe ocean race. During
her wliolo voyage sbo made but one tack.
That is encouraging. For tho Herald has
rarely gone fourteen days without taking a
The steamers of the Cbamplain Transpor
tation Co., mid up in the Horbor for the
winter, came near to breaking loose from
tbeir moorings, the " Sherman" breaking
every line but one ; and a portion ol a raft
of lumber, belonging to Cbuichill A Co.,
moored there, got adrift.
Tde Christmas services at St. Mary's
(Catholic) Cathedral in this city were as
follows : Midnight mass was celebrated by
Rev. Father McCauley, Bishop Do Goes
briand delivering a sermon. Low masses
were said nt every half hour from 0 till 8
A. M followed at 10 o'clock by a pontifical
High Mass by the Rt. Rev. Bishop Dc Goes
bnand ; the Rev. Fathers Cloarcc and Me
Caulcy officiating as Deacon and Sub-Deacon,
A collection, amounting to some $250, was
taken up for the benefit of the Orphans of
St. Joseph's Asylum. Solemn Bencdict.on
of the BIcs'ed Sacrament was given in the
evening at half pist seven. The usual
masses were also bad in St. Joseph's (French
Catholic) Church; the Rev. Father Cardinal
Hazardous TRir On Thursday last
James McDougal of Rouse's Point, crossed
the Lake to Windmill Point, on tho ice, on
a wags r of five dollars that the ice would be
strong enough to permit crossing. He got
over, though the ice was very weik. and
yielded under him much in spots.
Real Estate. John Tague has bought
Goo. M. Peterson's bouse on Cherry Street
The N. Y. World states that the term of
Senator Edmunds of Vermont expires with
the present Congress, nnd that Justin S.
Morrill will then take tbe placo ot Mr. Ed
munds. If tbe World will substitute the
name of Mr. Poland for Mr. Edmunds, its
item will be correct ; now it is all wronz
Senator Poland and Register Colby have
been visiting Richmond, during the recess of
Judge Rcdficld, the recently appointed
Governmcpt counsel in the cases of the
United Slates against the Confederate agents
in Logland, will sail to contest tbe cases in
the London and Pans Courts, on or about
tbe first of January.
Dr. John Meics ot Uvdcrarlr.
PPjntcd Assistant Assessor for tbe Eaitern
half of Limoille County in place of Hfin.
George rV. Hcndee, resignjd.
Senator Edmunds is at heme cn a flying
BURLINGTON, VT. FREE PRESS. FRIDAY MORNING
P.v, firnr.sjil-E. II. L. Story
i,. a inr i.li. Hhnw's Patent Jlicroseonc,
claimed to be a valuable little tool lor many
purposes both of atnui-cmcnt, science and
art Price $1 m-
E. O. Wibes k Co., are still opinio.; Fi
Crockery, Bohemian glass, silver plated ana
BrittsnU ware, elegant vasts, and a rich var
iety of tasteful goods, expressly selected f r the
Holtdavs, and especially luitable for New Year
gifts. Give them a caU. Central Block, Church
State AgrictltCrai. Society. The annu
al meeting of the Vermont State Agricul
tural Society, will be held at Rutland on
Wednesday, January 2, lf07, at 10 o'clock
A. M. The Directors will meet at the Bard
well House on Tuesday evening, Jan. 1st.
Cosrection. It is the Academy at John
son, not at St. Johnsbury, which will rrob
ably become the Second Normal School m
Vermont, an error of our types.
Tue Weece or the Commodore. The steam
er Commodore, which left New York on Thurs
day afternoon for Stonington, was wrecked neat
morning a mile North uf llorton's Point and six
miles west of Greenrort, Long IiWnJ, and was
goins to pieces hut evening, the waves rolling
over her. She was built in at Grccnpoint,
near Williamsburg, L. I., and teas one of the
oldest bonis on the Souni Her value was S150,
000, and the insurance 560,000.
The passengers of the Commodore give the
tollowmg account of the frightful condition of
alliirs en board during the night :
Tbe steamer went along very well until 8
o'clock in tbe evening, when a most terrific gale
arose from the west (astern), and prevailed with
intense violence. The steamer Uborel very
heavilj until off Cornfield lightship, then she
broached to, and instantly became unmanage
able, her smokestacks going by the board.
There was a general hreaking and craihing of
lamps, tables, chairs snd fixtures in the saloon
hall, staterooms ana citim. inc stoves loppiro,
and it was only by the utmost efforts of the
crew anl passengers on board that the vessel
was prevented from burning up. There was an
alarm of fire, but the flames were cxtin3u'ubeJ
and did but little d image. At ten o'clock the
firee were all put out and tlanger from that
source averted. From 11 o'clock at night until
one o'clock in the murning the vessel was wholly
unmanageable, and all on board expected her to
go down. 1 1 would be imptssible to describe the
scene. Many persons were constantly engaged
in prayer, and a few lost their self-possession
The wind continued from the west and the
tide came in nearly an opposite direction. The
pilots and engineers endeavored to get the vessel
ashore on Long Island. For two long hours the
steamer drifted at the mercy of the waves, the
captain and pilots being succeisful only m
keeping her bead neaily south, the flood tide
setting her toward the Long Island shore.
About two o'clock in the morning llorton's
Feint was made, tbe gale continuing without
The steamer gradually drifted into Little Bay,
two miles west of llorton's Point Light. The
anchors were then dropped in about two fathoms
of water. A part of the cargo had been thrown
overboard. The pumps were kept constantly at
work. At tbe same time two lints of bailers
were formed and did admirable service. Id this
condition the boat lay until daylight, when the
water gained so rapidly that it was decided to
beach the vessel, which was done most success
fully. The gale soon became still more furkas, il
such were possible. Efforts were made to
launch the life-beats ; ibe largest of six or
seven was lowered, and twenty persons took
their placcs'ta it and it went In upon the break
ers. Nearly all on board leaped into the water and
escaped to tbe shore, leaving the boat in posses
sion of an officer, wbo couldn't manage it An
other boat was lowered which took a line aebore
which was fastened there. By its aid the first
boat returned to tbe vessel and thus carried
five loads ashore, which comprised all tbe pas
At tbe l'econic station ol the Long Island
railroad tbey took cars tor Hunter's Point It
is reported that two men (emigrants) were
washed overboard, hut we have no positive evi
dence of this.
The ew London Star of rriday evening
" A few week since Mr. Atnmidon, United
States Inspector of this district, forbid tbe Com
modore from Tanning, and she was hauled off
and repaired to some extent, and went on the
line again. She bas not betn safe in a gale for
some time, and it is extremely fortunate that co
lives were lost.
Mr. James J . Duntan. one of the 1 aven
gers, makes tin. 'idlowing stitcmcnt :
'The colored waitirs rtfuaed to work, they
Having proeurpi preservers ami were seated
about tbe store", trying- to keep themselves
warm. The oflicersdid everything in their pow
er to Keep tue noa- annat. Tbe crew tilled them
selves with him.r from the bar room, most of
them being brlpletsly drunk. Ily the constant
exertions of the saenctrs lhe vessel was kept
afloat. After having landed I saw some of the
bog-frames of the boat, awl found tbat they
were entirely rotten. I do not think tbe boat
was seaworthy, and think tbe owners culpable
for allowing her to leave m soch weather. Tbe
Old Colony and Citr of Boston, which were
ahead of us, reached their destination without
ArFRBCiATioN or HiMoK. A Paris, Ken
tucky, correspondent of the Cincinnati Times
A humorous lecturer, wbo came here recent
lj, sent bis acent on a couple of days ahead to
smooth his way. On his arrival, be found Mr.
Agent most thoroughly Bourbonized. Whether
or not there is "a Bourbon among us," he had
certainly been among a rood deal of Bourbon.
Tbe foUowirg dialogue ensued between lecturer
ana agent :
L cturer " What are the prospects !"
Agent " Splen'id prospees."
Lecturer What sort of a house do 30U
reckon we 11 naie r
Agent "(hie) FulL"
Lecturer "About bow full ?"
Agent "(bid FulPrn tick."
Lecturer "Do you think the people here ap
Agent "I'reshate humor . Well, if as'n a
feller to drink cv'ry fn minutes is 'presha
tion of humor, they've (hie) got it "'
The Ixftene or the 'IrRr. A irilndlt
warning. Thomas Hughes writes as follows
from London to tbe N. Y. Tribune:
" Bo you are actually going in for the whole
racing business in New World, jockey club,
betting ring, and all the rest of it ! At least
the Times of to-day prints in glowing periods
the race course at Jerome Park, established this
Autumn, with great eclat, by enc of Tur most
eminent millionaires, and the writer anticipates
that you wi!l soon not only rival the glories of
Epsom and Ascot, but quite cut out the poor old
mother country. Heaven help you then ! fot of
au tue cankers or our oil civilization there is
nothing in this country aprroaching in unblush.
icg meanness, in rascality holding its head hizb
to this belauded institution of the British turf
It is quite true tbat a very considerable section
of our aristocracy is on the tarf, but with what
result ? Shall a man touch pitch and not be
defiled ? There is not a man of them whose po
sition ana character lias not been lowered by
the connection, while with the majority it ends in
bringing down their standard cf morality to
icai oimacK.iegs, ana centering over their es
tates to the grasp of Jew attornies. The last
notable instance among our jtuntuc done is
that of the Duke cf Hamilton, who succeed,!
to a clear .t 0,000 a ycir some three years ago,
and who is now a pensioner of his creditors in
the ring, while tho eld palace of the Douelaas
. f ,u . 1 ....1 .i- .. ... . .
Mr. Padwick. This gentleman at his Derby
dinner this year entertained three dukes, two
. -uu uKiiusiiiDii 01 ine eeienraie:!
jiiMuuitta una six earis. ana 1 ceneve there w
only one untitled man at the board. All of
tnese unaer the thumb, or anxious to cultivate
the esteemed favors of this "giver of all good
mints. ousi consider lor one moment
cur modern system of bettinc has bran
A reliable tin is that which the mcst scrnnnlons
young gentleman on that turf desires above all
omer earmiy oicsimgs before a great race: that
is to say, some private information which may
enable bim to overreach his dearest friend, or
1,7. 1 il r r , . - 1
uuuumiu:r, umcm inauce mm to take
the odds. I do trust that the prophecies of the
Times correspondent may prove as false in this
as in more important matters, and that you
may still have the good sense to keep tbe turf
in America in th nlaco which it hai fctthertn
occupied, and to regard addiction to Its
as an nnder-bred eccentricity.
Pio's Iail "WuisTLrs A mmi.m.n
forms us that nearly twenty years sco the
late Alfred Judson made a whistle from a
s tan, which was exhibited at a meeting
society m existence at that tim lrnon.1?
as the " Society for the Diffusion of Useless
Knowledge.' Reehesttr Dtmosrat.
Backcasiiio.v. The noble gamo of back-
rnimmnn in nlmost inraria
bly played insiac '
ol a couple of volumes of Macaulay's His
I torv of Eogland ; usually, Vols. 111.. IV.
.... T. .1 1 . . wHIMi thern in
XniB 13 IUC VUIJ JUBWUkC IU i.miw.
any gammon in Macaulay. Tbey use cir
cular bits of wood to play it with, called
"men." The game is not uninteresting,
linwever. when there is one woman in It.
The game is played with thirty ' men, al- i cTg 0r the business of raitioc funds, under
though a Tcnerable grand mother of ours . tijC aiicction tf the Executive Committee,
says she has played it with more than five t Jietolttd, That the society make theeffort to
hundred Young ladies prefer to play it ; nue 55,000 for the advancement cfthetcmper
with but one man and he young nnd hand-1 ance cause during the year.
S3Th'c first thing to do is to "set the men, ' ' Foreign News. The great Crystal Palace
alter you scat yourselves. Halt ot tne
"men ' arc "wnite, ana mc omer uiu
"black," which is a more equal proportion
tbat wo find among men generally. There
aint a quarter ol them that arc uhtle.
The plays arc made according to the
throws of dice. What throes our heart
has felt at the twinkle of white fingers in
front ol us as a charming partner shook her
dice ! Alas ! she "shook him not long af
terbut of this no more. After shaking
your dice tbey should be well shaken before
taken you spill tbcm into one of the vol
. - .. , . . 1 1 ir
umes ot .Macaulay a History 01 hogianu.ana
move according to the srots that tarn up.
You can get along twice as fust with
"doublets" as you can without, which is
hardly tbe case in family affairs. We know
a family tbat has got'em and they don't get
along at all.
fcoiac players tuovt very rapidly, others
very slowly As for ourselves wc prefer
not to "move" oftcner than every spring.
"Men" are liable to be "sent bock"
occasionally, beginning life'aucw, as it were.
Many a man bis wished that be could be
sent back in like manner, believing that he
wouldn't make so many bad or foolish moves
if he could be allowed to play the game of
life over ngain. But how often promises of
amendment arc broken "If you will try
mc just tbis once." Wc have seen a miser
able culprit plead before the bar of justice
for another chance. Wc have seen bim re
leased upon tbe promi-c to perform only to
be taken up" again and "sent back,"
The work of "throwing off" begins when
you get all your "men" into the last corner.
Flirts will get a man into a corner and then
"throw bim oD"' with the most btartlees
They call that "g-immomng"
A Maine editor says that a pumpkin in
that Slate grew so large that eight men
could stand around it Tbis is like the fel
low tbat saw a flock of pigeons so low that
be could shaken stick at thrni.
The above reminds us of Ed. Rythcr, a
comical genius who in old stae times drove
stage from tbis place to Barton. Wben Rev.
Mr. Gallahcr, the revivalist, was in this
country, ho rode to this place from Lyndon,
on the box with Ed. As Mr. G. had never
been in this section licfore, he naturally
asked the driver many questions about the
place they were approaching. Ryther never
missed the opportunity to make an impres
sion ujon his pas'engers ; and among other
things, be told tbe reverend tbat they had
iust boucbt a new bell lor the orthodox
chureli at Johnsbury, so big tbat it took
hundred and fifty men to hear it ring.
Girard's SrCRET. " 1 have always con
sidcred advertising liberally nnd long to be
tbe crcat medium of success in onsiness
nnd the prelude to wealth. And I have
made it an invariable rule. too. to adrerti-e
in the dullest times, as well as tbe busiest
lone experience having taught toe that
money thus stent is well laid out " Ste
The Paris correspondent of the New York
Home Journal writes
" The imperial lady wbo has made it tbe
fashion, by augur t example, to die the leeks of
a carrot color and bedaub tbe complexion with
red and white liquid cement the peerless, Lu
cenle. alas, has crown r.tr. Yes, it is the plain
unvarnished truth, and. consequently, now no
one can be a belle in Paris unless fat, fair and
forly-fite. It is not, however, the figure alone
of her majesty which was taken to embonpoint
her features have, alas, lost tbeir delicacy, and
she bas become as ' moon-faced' as any Eastern
CoNSCMrrioN or Postaue Stahi-. Twenty
tons, or, by superficial measurement, forty-
eight square miles of postage stamps have
ucn u:eu uunng tue year, enougn to root
large township, with all its houses
churches, barns, gardens, forests and farms
or. il tou choose to make a ribbon of them
enough to reach nearly from tbe equator to
either pole, or twice the length of the .Mis
sissippi river. So tbat if everybody would
be obliging cnoirgh to uc the government
stamp on tbe envelope itself, tbe mire otms
sion of these little extra bits of paper would
lighten tbe mail bags by more than forty
thousand pounds, and save in paper filteen or
twenty tnousanu dollars. ibe postmaster
general does not impart this information in
so many words, but he assures us that near
ly 350 millions of stamps have been sold in
the year past, besides nearly forty million of
stamped envelopes ; and a simple calculation
reduces tbe story to the more tangible form
wc bave given it. scientific American.
A Renegade Priest. One of the yilest
places in the Fourth Ward, and one of the
most popular of its class, is kept by a man
40 years of ago. He bas been eleven years
in tnc Dusiness. lie is very smart and tab
cnted, and has amassed a fortune of over
$100,000. He has built one of the most
elegant and complete tenant bou.-cj in the
city. He belongs to one of the best families
in the state. II is brother is an eminen
minister ol the gospel. He was piously
nrougni up, received a collegiate education,
and graduated at the Union Theological
Seminary of the city of New York. He
took to this life and has followed it for eleven
years without blenching. He keeps religious
books in bis establishment, and when he can
get a chance talks rtligion amid the dance
and the drunkenness and profanity of his
He has a genial wife who tends the bar
and superintends tbo feminine portion of the
cunccrn tic nas educated two ol Ins
brother's children for tho ministry, nnd is
sua 10 tc quite liberal in benevolent mat
tcrs. Such a specimen ol intelligent reck
lessness and educated denravitv cannot nrob-
noi? uc paralleled on tnc continent. Having
.11. t , .. . ..r.-
seen this man and talked with bim I know
what I write. He has cbanzed bis name so
as not to disgrace bis family. A. 1 . Cor.
Stale Temperance Society
Tbe following ia a list of tbe officers of the
Bociety.chosen at the meeting at S. Albans last
Ilev. L. A. Dunn, of Fairfax, Preiidtnt;
Samuel Huntington, Burlington. I'tVe Prtti-
afnt; U II. Chapman, Ludlow, lice, and Cor.
secretary; U. . Scott, Montpelier. TVeatu
rer; Joel Foster, Montpelier, .tudilor.
J-.iecutirc Committee E. D. Warner, New"
Haven; Wm. A. Burnett, Rutland; C. M. Wil
is, uastleton; ii. r. Kay. Hartford; Hiram
Robert. Brandon; C. G. Tildea, Middicbury;
W. K. Bixby. Vergennes.
The following resolutions were unanimously
Retolred, That intoxicatine Honors corsli.
tote an agency for evil, greater than any other
Rttclred, That the cause of Temperance
therefore, commends itself to the humane, pat
natio and christian judgment of all reflecting
. iu jimsptriij oo gut 10 oe considered
as amonz the most natural and er,-.
Retolred, That onr confidence in tho prohib
itory liquor law is not in the least shaken, hnt
rather increasing, and the hope of suppressing
the crime of intemperance by its a-cnr
reasonable as the hope of suppressing other evils, ,
uuigiarjr, cguuienuung, melt and
murder, against which laws arc mads anil re
Rescind, That the confidence in the theory
of the legal prohibition of the rum traffic, i3
greatly strengthened from the successful
cations of the put year, and what has been ef
fected illustrates what may be accomplished by
suitable vigilance. We. therefore, thm Mr.
of temperance, of all the different organizations,
pledge to tbe executors of the law onr Mm...
uuucu nun constant co-operation.
Jiesoirea, ibat the in
is still our jint and main
public mind is informed 1
nested to right views of truth. dnt and .net, .
sU," cf mm(1 Mi indispensable to a healthy
miB,u?SJ!e "t the law. We therefore recoa-
mcnu ins lomation of societies, town and coun-
!ncy of moral suaiian Tr . ""V" '""y-igai years 01 ,7- ?.
reliant. . ihn. .v. n.?e V uorao Bennett, Jr.. dircctinr the I "e "J" J? Q ' tell
md if,, crw. 1 Herald, sxd J. Russell Younz the Tribune. Jour fJ" s&ut. and it's
j!i boldlng of frequent meetings for
addresses as fa days cf years ago ; and we ear
nestly ask aU ramUtsrs of lis gospel to urge
from ths pulpit net only righteousness, but also
JANUARY 4, 1867
temperance, as did iaai; tnus
all doing, we
snau leeimi-. our n '
in Tim in inc
Rewired, That the Executive Committee be
authorized to amploy a Secretary, who shall
have an office at some central point, who shall
have charge of tbe general interests of the cause,
xml who ahall receive an adeaaate salary.
Rttoired, That the same committee be anther-
ized tc employ a financial agent who shall have ;
at yruenham .England , was partly destroyed
bv fire on the cveninc of Dec. 30th It was
extinguished after doing damage estimated
Thirty French transports tailed from
Cherbourg!!, Dec.Slst for Vera Cruz, to bring
borne the French trojps in Mexico.
Yankee School Marks in Georcia. "A
verv pleasant diversion in travelling through
the South is to visit the 'Yankee school
minn!,' who abound plentifully. If you
sec a tall one with a fresh ruddy complex
ion, solid, square-built form, and one or two
curls hinging down Irom her light brown
hair, with a moderatc-ized waterfall, you
may bet your existence she is from tbe State
ol Maine. Little, natty girls, with looped up
skirts, and fashionable outfit generally, arc
from Massachusetts. With rare exceptions
they are all from New England, and they
arc the bitterest, most uncompromising radi
cals imaginable. The people of the South
cannot appreciate the fact tbat really refined
and intelligent young ladies can be educated
to a belief that in leaving comfortable homes,
dear friends and pleasant surroundings to
teach the young African idea how tu shoot,
they are d jing a Christian duty, and are
prompted by tbe same spirit which sends
hundreds of Christians abroad as missiona
ries to heathen. The wtite natives, too,
have an idea that these teachers arc really
instructing the scholars how to rdioot in
earnest ; or in plainer word, that tbey are
atolitiun cmissiricf, sent her to incite; insur
rection and arose the Irccdmcn to deeds of
blooiMitd and wholesale massacre. For
these and other obvious reasons, the 'Yankee
school-niarms' are shut out from society of
any deseription except that which they
furnish for themselves. Tbey cay that they
take pleasure in the performance of their
duties, and find consolation for the lack of
other pleasures in observing the progress of
their scholars ; but the way their eyes gleam,
and the ordial reception with which they
greet a Yankee syinpatnizur proves conclu
sively 1. it they arc still amenable to the
natural disire of their sex for social inter
course. The scholars, they say, learn as fast
as white children and the blackest pure
Congo is as apt as the brightest mulatto.
Georffia Cor. iV. 1'. 7Wj.
Mrs. Davis bas returned to Fortress Mon
roe, from Iter visit to Montreal.
Tbe owner of Dutch Gap is fitling up one
end of Butler's canal so as to create a cause
way. A Milwaukee, Wis., butcher killed a cow
the other day and found in her stomach a
live mud-turtle. It measured six inches
across the back.
A wagon containing lour men ran oS a
bridge near St. Paul, Minn., on Monday
nigbt, and was precipitHted with its occu
pant down one hundred ind fifty feet. All
the men were injured, but only one was
A poor little girl in tbe Fourth Ward,
New York, as she was dying, said, " She
was glad she was going to die. because now
her brothers and sisters would nave enougn
One town, Ptoria, in Illinois, paid the
enormous sum of over S12.000 inter nal re
venue tax on wh wkev in the month of Octo
An equestrian statue of General Scutt
coating $20,000, and made from guns cap
tured in Mexico, ia to be placed on bis grave
at W est Point.
Ninety million ol gallon of whiskey were
made in tbe united states in Ibv, accord
inr' to tbe census . while tbe hist report of
tbe Revenue Comraisstooers returned but
Five women under sentence escaped from
tbe jail at Chicago by sawing through an
iron bar and letting themselves down from
tbe second story windows. A sixth wonts
fell and was left on tbe pavement.
A fair Canadian bad her life saved, la
week, by means of her hoops. She was skat
ing, when tbe ice broke, and down she went.
wben tier noop-kirt became inverted, and
catching on the sides of the ice, kept her up
1111 ncip eame.
The store of Cochrane t Co.. in Philadel
phia . was broken into tbe other night, n fire
proof safe dug into, and railroad and Gov
ernment securities carried off to tbe amount
of over $200,000.
It is reported that A. T. Stewart isgradu
ally withdrawing from active business. Mr.
Stewart is reputed to be the richest man in
A respectable lady, living in Winona.
Miss , wbo had not heard from her bu.-bnnd
for seven or eight years, recently obtained a
uivorcc. inc same day bcr nusband arrived
ana tbe same nigbt they were remarried.
Joseph Smith, a second Ouintus Curtius,
or Memphis, desirous of ameliorating the
condition of the streets of his native city, is
reported to have plunged headlong into the
mud, leaving only the soles ol bis boots ex-
poseu, witu mc toucuing inscription m
chalk, " Wno will care for mother now."
A Montreal despatch to the N. Y. Herald
says Sir Frederick Bruce has been instructed
to inform the United States tbat if Canada
is again invaded by a body of armed men
irom tnc united states, it will be treated as
an invasion by United States troops.
Lt. II. H. Wilson of the Gth U. S. Caval
ry, died at Austin, icxas, on Monday. Ho
was tbe only son or Hon. Henry Y ilson, U,
Ibe town of Dumbarton. N. II., with a
population of otct one thousand, bos no
pauper, no lawyer, no doctor, no hotel or
liquor store, no manufactory of any desenp-
..vu , no iiran ueoi is paid, ana with the
exception 01 a minister and two women, its
luuuuiuuie are an iarmers.
The dicnificd London Snectatnr. litn lion.
jj " am icccncr. coeB tbe entire nnimil 01,
inc Eociai question. It has an elaborate ar
tide, arguing for the abolition of the side-
saauio. and that women ride on l.nrWt
man-fashion. Of course, this
iiaie a siigbt cbango of" rigging."
Napoleon Las a kid
Emanuel a paralyzed right arm : 'Bismark
is side ; the Empress Carlotta crazv ; the
hair or both the Emperor of Austria'and the
Queen of Hanover has turned crav within a
year ; the Pope weeps day and night, and
'"i'11 "till broods over the past with pro
foa nd melancholy. Who wm.Mn't
Charles Serad and
out enjoying themselves on Christmas Eve,
in Philodelnhia. nr, u.a . t.
Scrad blew his horn intti.nr.nrm,r.'
passing by, and in an instant tbe horn was
snatched from him. The
uv twiij 11, ana aitcrwaras drew a
revolver and fired two shots, the latter tak-
fatal effect on Send. IIi murderer
escaped, but afterwards surrendered himself.
The N. Y. Herald last rear e1e-,r &"ihf -
000 ; the THiune $200.000 : the Time's
5100,000 ; the IVorW managed to pay its
expenses; tho Port mado 80.000: the
Comnreial Avertiser and Sun nK-ms o .
rtnn i in . - ..... . v '
tu. 11 not is a lime rcmaikable. tan.
n regard to tho tcn u,ri:n. Unn.i. .l. 1
Herald and Tribune, they are both managed
h. . ... . . . ... O
The Pttcmae is frozen at Washington B,l8ra"k ' "id to punish a bottle of bran
. . . . J daily. Boston Post.
.?Ji J1C$.?m?.lL iD Di,5L2t b" ! The Brandy will turn round and punish
fbta hnbnd with four children at Bismark if he keeps at it. JV. O. Waywte.
L Naples Rothschnd has retired tlrJ'TS
busmsss with a fortuneorai0.0e0,00ej. I h.rdrmd hbyMbl
Nino beautiful young ladies took the veil
at a convent in Montreal the other day.
The French licet which undertook to ob-,
tain satisfaction by force of arms for the
murder of some missionaries nt Corea has I
been defeated at Chunghaw and was compel!- I
ed to retire to Shinghac. !
A trivial incident occurred at Lexington,
Va , a few days ngo One of General Lee's
pupils shot and killed a respectable black
man of that town. On his examination
be stated that the negruhad"insulted bim."
He was discharged.
The finale of the Mercer expedition to
Oregon, in which several New England
young ladies went out into the wilderness,
is reported by a Pacific correspondent to have
been the finding of a "lodge" by roost of
tbcm, with a man in it.
Royal engineers have been surveying the
South side of tho river St. Lawrence for the
last six months, for fortifications to protect
Montreal. Kingston, Ottawa and Toronto
districts will shortly be surveyed for over
Two Cincinnati girls, who married two
brothers on the same day last winter, have
presented their spouses with two 'gentle
men babies,' one apiece, born an boor apart
on a recent Saturday.
Washington is full of fcopte, of both sexes,
seeking employment in tbe public service,
while those wbo have obtained it ooroplain
tlt the pay is not adequate to tbe most
economical maintenance of a family.
Mrs. John II. Crapo of California, died
in Rhode Island on the card. She
was going with her husband to visit his
heme in Dartmouth, Mass. She was a very
young bride, bein only fifteen, and was
prostrated by the Ions sea voyage from Cali
fornia. She died almost in sight of tbe
home she hoped to visit on Christmas day.
Mrs. Burdell Cunningham, who was re
ported among thoe lost on the Evening
Star, is residing in San Fianciaco, Cut.,
having seven years ago married a gentleman
named Hayes, who is possessed of considera
Dr. Stone of San Francisco says he is fully
convinced that the manufacture and intro;
duction of pure wines into s"-utiI use will
not diminish intemteranee. Full two-thirds
of all tbe wine manufactured is converted
into brandy, and in the win.- irrv.ving dis
tricts intemperance is on the increase.
Charles R. Rush, a member ol the Legis
lature or New Jersey, having been convicted
orbribcry and corruption in bis actions at
tbe last session or the State Legfehture, has
been sent need to the State prwoft for one
Tbe Maine Farmer learns that there are
large quantities of wool yet unsold in Frank
lin county. One man in N'cw Vineyard,
wbo owns 1000 sbeep,bas 3,000 lbs. or more
on hand. A few farmers are so unfortunate
as to have two yean' clips unmarketed. Fair
store sheep, such as would Command $4 two
years ago, are now plenty at $2.
A report bavins prevailed that Mis. Sur
ratt'a house in Washington as haunted, the
tenant a brevet brigadier-general of volun
teers writes tbat "neither black piriw or
white, blue spirits or gray, hate as yet dis
turbed or in tbe least interfered with ny
occupancy. Tbe only spirit ttut I should
tolerate would be 'John llarleyorn,' and be
would at once find himself in hot water.'"
A mysterious murder is exciting tbe peo
ple ot ew Urlenns. iltm Lkna newt ricks,
young lady of unusual beauty, who was
boarding in tbe family of a Mr. McLinn.and
attending scnuol in tbe city, was tl.t victim
tier room was entered very early on Satur
day morning, and she was struck bebiod tbe
car with a blunt instrument, from theefleetg
of which she died. N tr.ire i.- kn-wn of tbe
A Sergeant and five roldicr,- of 7th Caral-
ry, irom tort Kiley, went to OjrdcnCity
Kansa-, lass week, in search of deserters
Tbe sereeant stationed a guard around
bouse, with aiders to let no one in. lie
then attempting to Mttrage tbe woman ol
the bouse, wbo was alone. Tbe cries ot ber
children a roust l ber husband and bro bcrs
who wetcat work iaa field near by, and
they came to ber assistance. The sergeant
ordered tbe husband to be shot, and tbe or
der was carried out by one of the guards,
wbo kuled the husband. Tbe citizens ar-
rived and fought the sold tors, wounding two
and capturing the squad.
At son Francisco, November 1, Mass
Kosa Leieste, undertook to wheel a man
along a rope stretched at a gnat heigh. The
man bad taken some drink to strengthen his
nerve, and when about ten ftet Irom the
suiting point be changed bis position in the
narrow aou veiesie, ivennovan and the air
row.camc to the earth. Kennovan was under
most, and besides bruises from the fall, he
was terribly mangled by the iron work of
tbe barrow, which tore bis ear Irom tbe
socket and lacerated the muscles of bis neck,
Celeete clung to ber pole, and, one end
it striking tbe ground, broke ber fall before
it snapped, and see sti uck on her elbow
breaking it and ber shoulder bone, but say.
ing ber neck.
Gen. Samuel R. Curtis of Ohio, whose
efficient service at tbe battle of Pea Rid;
secured his promotion from a Brigadier to
Major General, died at Council Bluffsjowa
v cdneeoay nicbt.
Punch's adviec bow to kill time shoot
W bat is the relation of tbe door
tbe scraper? A step-father.
Since bis application for pardon wa pock
eted. Pickett is said to be on the fence.
Of the Now York editors. Bonner is mas
noted for his borsos and Greeley lor Ira bob-
That's b. k's Pollard has left. Mobile
A Con-nssional -prayer meeting society
uu uixu urzanueu. Jiav It nmra tunefeaa
f Boston Post.
V ben U)nercHme.n prav. thsv nree unon
tlx. T.M.H rr --in'. ' ,' J 1
.mw &.uiicuijf. iLAPuistiire uournai
"shall ladies bave Totea?" "Certain
ly, replies the strong-mindod woman
" Was woman made onlr to sew nn hot.
tons ?" And, if she is. it is amiust th bur
of nature to turn away the needle from tbo
T ?1 . .
i-ike a piece 01 neztected iroods under the
auctioneer s hammer, poor Maximilian is al-
"a koiuc, come:. mic never nniii.
I du not use snuff, because, says the great
iimrncan denner. citmrr Irom ths ptmi
iuer 01 i-nyeie anu riconomy, Hippocrates,
r. . t r ti 1 . 1 " ... ei
"It picks your purse, it dirts your clothes.
And makes a chimney of your nose."
A rapid and emphatic recital of tho fol
lowing BimnTn nirrnlicft im an infultiltT.,
lor lisping : " 1 loots meets snobbs and
obbs ; Hobbs bobs to Snobbs and Notts ;
Uobbs nobs with Snobbs and robs Nobbs'
fobs " " This is," says .Nobbs. " tho worst
ofilohbs' jobs," and snobbs sobs,
A Photographer's epitaph "Taken from
What is tbe greatest virtue ia a sea-car-
tain ? Wrccklcsincss.
When an Irish priest rebuked his ririofc.
ioncr for drunkenness, and told him that
"whenever he entered an alehouse to drink
bis guardian angel stood weeping at the
door." "And it he had sixpncc he'd be
in himself," was Pat's reply,
Dr. Franklin's celebrated receipt for cheap
sleigh-riding runs as follows ; Sit in tbo bafi
in your night-clothes, with both doors oin,
so that you can cct a i-iwvl rrr - ns
lect m a nail of icp wntrr th r..
door kcJ down Jour ; bold an icicle in
nnM LBnJ .1 . 1 . t 1 1 .., .
iea ceu wim tbo other.
tho difference with
a great deal cheaper.
1 1;ttje bccj3( an(1 -Qunillnz a Iookin ghs and
0;j wate, tucctber.
A recent traveler is said to have brought
homo Irom the old world.a pint of the water
that the "May Flower" first floated in, and
a piece of the hole in which stood the stake
at which John Rogers was burned.
When the late Alderman Waitman was
Lord Mayor of London, a man was brought
before bim on a charge of vagrancy. "What
countryman are you?" inquired tbe Alder
man. "An Irishman, please your honor,"
was tbe reply. The Alderman asked, "Were
you ever at sea ?" "Come, your honor","
answered Paddy, "d'ye think I crossed from
Dublin in 11 wtieslbarruw ?"
It is reported tbat an embargo was kid
upon Rosa Bonbeur's large pioture of High
land cattle by the French officers, on suspi
cion that a dun colored bull in tho pictoir
bad the rinderpest.
Without temperance there m no health,
without health no pleasure.
American- lloni The "American" has
again changed hands, Mr. J. L. Farr uavmg
bought out Messrs. Roberts i Goodetiow.
Imiam Masaacrb. A despatch from Fort
l.sriuiie, ol Dec. 26tb, says a horrible roav
mirre occurred on the twenty second near
Fort Pnil. Kearney, where Brevt. Uol. Fet-tt-rmio.
Capt. Brown and Lieut. Graaimond
ol t: e lSih Infantry with ninety enlisted
nun ot tbe 2nd Cavalry and ISth Infantry,
were surrounded by Indians and every officer
and man killed.
In tbe debate in tbe House, on the defi
ciency bill, tbe question wai propounded
whether any of the money asked for by the
State Department was to be used in defray
ing tbe expenses of "swinging round the
circle," last autumn. Mr. Stevens caused a
great ruar of merriment by answering in the
soberest and most confidential manner ima
ginable : '-There are two or three bills of
that account wl ich have not yet been set
tled, but I have got an understanding with
Mr. Seward tbat tht-y shall not be puM out
of this approBrintioo."
Tbe New York Herald ot mat Saturday,
contained tbe following; touching " person
al ' advertisement -'
"Uitleni?,"oeewhm. No reJereac
will be made to the past. Ten thousand pardon
are asked. Telegraph to your Flggie.
If that didn't fetch him, nothing can.
Scandal is Washington- An odd ease
bes jut come to light in this city, which
causes eottsiderable gossip. It appears that
a female, quite good looking, representing
herself as .Mrs. smith tbe widow of a rebel
surgeon, made ber way through the lines
about tbe first of tbe war, and, alter being
in this city for some time, she got a place in
the Tieasury Department. In the course of
time a man named Carre:, who, it is said, is
a clerk in one of tbe Departments, formed
an intimacy with her, and kept it up for
stme time. A few weeks ago tbe condition
ot t ic widow being a peculiar one, she was
obliged to atop work, and was sent by bcr
paramour to a town in the western part of
Masaehustts to be confined. In a few days
Mr. Carret aleo started fur tbe same place,
taking bis wife with bim. On arriving there
havinic ascertained that the widow bad giv
en birtb to a child, he took his wife to see
her, representing her to be a resident of that
place, and recommending ber as a suitable
woman w ith whom to leave tbe child. The
parties made an arrangement, and tbe moth
er passed tbe child over to tbe wife of Car
ret. Tbe widow on recovering, immediately
came back to tbis city, and about the same
time her paramour returned with his wife
and child. The widow resumed her duties
at tbe Treasury Department, thinking that
the Child waa in Massachusetts ; but by
some means about a week sincehe discover
ed tbat there was a baby in Carret's house
about the same age as ber own, Tbis dis
covery led ber to make further inquiry, and
being satirfied that the child was ber own
she made a formal demand lor it and was re
fused. She was not to be put off, however,
and in tbe early patt of he: week she sued
out a writ of habeas corpus, and the ease
came up lor a hearing before one of the
iudges of tbe Supreme Court of the district,
wbo urdered the babe to be delivered to the
mother (the widow.) The wife admitted
tbat sbe bad been introduced to tbe mother
by ber maiden name, and intimated tbat she
was aware that the child was tbat of her
husband, whose reputation she wished to
save by adopting the child as her own.
Wastunyt .n Star.
iVKWS OP TZ3E WEEK
San Francisco, Dee. 26.
By the Steam, r Gjldn Age which ar
rived yesterday, laUr news ha- been re
ceived firm Central Mexic.
Colima, Dec. lOth, was still in tbe hands
of tbe Imperialists. The report of its occu
pation by tbe Liberals being an error,
though surrounded by a large force of lib
erals under five different com tm riders wbo
from jealousy of each other would not com
bine tor tbe capture of the city. The only
euecee of Juarez was the capture of the
city of Styala, between Colima and Guadal
jara whereby communication between those
phcos is closed.
Lacenda was at Tepie and bad proclaimed
himself neutral, notifying both parties tbat
they might bave free passage through the
territory under bis command.
The garrison of Acapulco ex roe ted to
leave in a lew days in two French war yes
seas for Manzactllo, witb a view ot march
ing via Colima to go to Ouadaahijira. The
general opinion of tho best portion of tbe
Mexican citizens, as expressed by tbe private
letters from many points in Mexico, is that
the Juarez rarty will be supported.
New York, Dec. 27.
The steamship City of Boston, from Liver
pool tbe 12th, and Queenstown 13th ba-i
arrived. The vigorous measures of tbe Bri
tish government again-t tbe Fenians bad re
established public confidence, and business
was reviving in Dublin.
Prussia has commenced usiDj ootrokm to
meet the hostility to Prussian rulo in Han
over. Tbe Kmperor of Austria has ordered to be
dropped all proceedings against Marshall
iwnedek. and other zenerah for their con
duct during the war.
Xw York, Dec, 27.
City of Mexico correspondence dated Dee.
Ctb, states tbat the return of tho Emperor to
bis throne was received wiih pub-ic rejoicing
throughout the country. Hu army, inde
cent of the French, numbers 35,000 men and
tbey are well fed and clothed. The
imperialists soy that if tbey bare no U. S.
troops to contend against, tuey wilt ultimate
ly snccced. They desire tho withdrawal
of tbe French and consider tbat it would be
the best thing tor Maximilian. The reports
of the banging of Esoobedo are partially
confirmed by lialvestoa despatches and it is
now said he was handed at the instigation of
Louisvinor, Dee. 20.
A posfeof men took a nerrra Irom Tjhn.
on jil, who shot tbe officer while arresting
him Tor the murder ot another negro, and
hung him on a tree.
"WasniscTos, Dec 2S.
L st night was terribly cold and blister
ing, the most severe for ten year3.
Fhc Senate Finance Committee sccak
favorably of tbe proposed Tariff hill. Ts u
considered a tolerably tair cornnrnmUft fw.
twecn conflicting interests.
The Ways and Meads (,mm,i
clmcd to favor a higher rate of duties cn
certain articles than was fixed.
RirEBnEAD, L. L, Dee. 23.
The sound steamer Commivlnrl...,ni.
ed in a terrific gale otT Cunifield Lightship,
at ten o'clock last nigbt. She became uS.
manageable and sbe was hi.l,ri,s H.-rirht
orTIIorton Point. No lives lost ; all on board
11 1 u J nnaca 6 portion of freight and
tii PPE8 may 08 eaved. Tbe steamer
will be a total wreck:.
Flokesct, Dee. IP.
Kursora of change m the ttaUlsn ealinet
fe tntlrtl false.'