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THE VERMONT PHCENJLX, JiliATTLEBOllO VT., FEBRUARY 10, 1872.
P1110 VEHMONT P1KKN1X.
i hitay j;vi:nino, i'i-:h. iu, wi.
THtVtRMON! PllffHIX has a larger circulation than
uy other rJcwpaferh Southern Vermont.
Ma.ur o.thov Hull was Indicted by the
(,. mii'l .liny l"i Nnv York, on Kilurday,
l,,r in .'i-i-t duly. He appeared, nnd
nked (bat mi only day might bo set fur Ids
trial. The Uratid Jut. v handed In n num
ber i.r htdletmriil nml a ropnrt staling tint
the Hands which they .1 i'l linesllgaled had
occasioned a loss !' the I'lly of mor In on
ly millions Hi tlnllur-. Anil now Mr. I loss
i'tttod million po-llho nniicnlliccninnl til it
helm- rttltcil from .nlll1iul 111" Ml over,
with Ms honors t?l thick nlioul lilni.
our llttlo MM against (ileal Ilillaln Is
raughly oitlui.it"' at ?l,"W,nfl(),MIII, nml the
world will nut bo astonished tliat sl.o will
ciidoav or tn dodge tlio p.iy niont. Tlio loss
cs liv tlio depredations, (,f tlio Al.ili.unn
nml iliontlior plrnte cruris Is lint a small
Item i'f Hi" whole nniount. Although the
claims nro based mi llicsc ilopi'uilJtlmis, llio
inaln cl.ilin Is fur llio damage caused to tlio
I tilled .Stiili-s liy llii piolongatlon tr llio
war, tliiaighdroiit Itrltaln's nld to llio It-
bellloli. The 1M of the voxels oaptuion
and destroyed on tlio high seas, liy tlio An
glnMobol cruisers loots up In llio nggrcralo
to Isn vessels "f almost every ripe steam
ers, ships, barks, brigs mid schooners. Tlio
Alabama dosltoyod sixty-nine, the Shenan
doah llilrly-eislit, th" l'lnrld.t tlilrty-slx,
llio Sumter tnenly-scvc ., and llio (leorgla
ton. Th claims based on llio destitution
of those vessels i cached, lit tho aggregate
I ho sum r jis.aw.niii.
A i went cable dispiteh In a Xow York
piper. gives on iioouiint of a sanguinary
nitlbrenk ag-altcd I'm Jews In llio town of
Isuuill.i, 111 ltiiii. Isinalla Is near tlio
Turkish b mler.s, anil consists of twenty
live thou-niid Inhaliliatils, it portion or It
occupied liy .lews. The attack was follow
ed upby3f, liidlscrlnulo slaughter of the
llclncw-lfwho lied In dl-uny across the
lionler Into Turkey, wherotliey were kind
ly leeelved and protnplly relieved. A
large number of tlio Israelites w ere killed
nnd wounded. Tills sudden nml bloody
d"inoti.-trutIon Is another development of
th.it Intolerant spirit wlilcli no lellglous
sect has over been ("tally Tree front. It Is
e msullng t" know, however, that smli
denioustratliiu are becoming r.ire In this
era of lite win hi .o nuo Hut their occur
rence hotrcts a tnif-li amazement as hor
ror. run TitK.irv or nisin.vuro.v.
HUM UIKS OF sfNVlnll IHl.Mt'NIIS.
III tie-Senate 1'eh. (ith, Mr. lldmunds, In
oll'ering his resolution n-l iinr for any Inl'or
iiiathui In the l'rc-ldeut's possession rc
I 1 1 ting "(ho nltogol Inleullon of the gov
ernment of (ileal llrlt.i'n to i evoke the
treaty of Washington," spoke as follows;
Nobody feels nun o deeply than t tlio val
ue of pnlce liotwicn the two governments.
'I his trealv, which weiue told is under dis
cussion wllh a view lolls i evocation, was
tho product, so far a wo are coneenicd, ol
desire for peace. Hvorv word shows tnat
the people of the l'nlteit States had given
up what they considered to lie Milualilu
lights and jifivllescs In tlio Intciesl of arli
ilralion l.itwecii nations for llio settlement
of lielr dUpnlcs. It Is Rtaled that Ihe
"round of thN proposal to repudlute Is Ihe
claim for i onsuiuontial damages for the
nets of llio Ilrilish cruisers, called the Aht
liama claims, are not claims which the
ttcaty will fairly embrace, one of the ory
questions which you might suppose would
lie jirojier lor the ti iljutisil to try. JJut now
let us see u-liether this pretension is well
founded. X hold in my hand this ea n
w iilcli has been mado tlio suhlcet of llus
iMiuplaint. It eonimences with a relet
once to the negotiations and ptotoeols wliich
took place in the founding of this eomtnls
ion out of which the treaty gtcw, mid con
tains copious extracts from tlio dally pio
coodings of Hie commissioners on tlio one
side, and on the other, which go by (ho
liinio of the protocol. In that I tlnd quot
ed from the protocol, which is also in print,
and I believe, published, the following:
'At t io Confcreaco luU on tho Ptli r.f Marcti, ILc
Amorlcnn rcmmlfBinnem (tatcitth&t therif ilenril
tap Oorninieut ef the ViiHttl Male frit that they
hal sustained a ureat nroni;, and that great lnt'eecinc!
injuries .-ere lntlhttdiil'Oii thdr Cfiiniafreeaiid tliilr
material luterc-sta li) tht; coiiree an J cuudnet ( f fin r .
llritaln aurirt; the rcc-ct nhelllOD in the 1'nlted
states; thatMtatLn.l oi-curriil in flrtat llritaln aril
hir colonlts duriitf that lrri. ti had jrivin rie to ft-. 1
itlKH In the Uoit.d Matfa which thelfcf le f f the I'LL
it-a Miu b uiu 1101 neEiro 10 enc rion low aril urra, urit.
aln; (that la to nay, feelings of rmelitintnt-ftilii ri.
that we had hi en ftriick hy Dnr nu ther hen M o u re
in illHtreBJ.l That the hikry tf the Alalama, and
nthc r cnilaers which had been lUted out, cr annul, or
enolpied, or which had rccehed aiipmiiitathiii tf
foie.i In (Irrbt llritain or In her coionlep, and of the
etperationa of thcpp veeMli thowrd citenpie dinet
l-ieeia in the cat lure and deFlructionef alarpenim.
her if cMtH with their earttoea; and in thu h(i.
national cxnendlturta in the imranit of Iheerui.irB;
ami iudircet injury in tho traukfer of a lar-c iart i f
the American coirinercial marihe to the IlritlRh Had;
In the enhanced lajmtnta rf ineuranee, liithelin
lonnatlon tf too war, and in the addition of a lirtte
auni to the oiiht of the war and the u vrreeion tf the
n he lllon ; atd al-.o thow i d that Great llritaln, by rea
Bon of failure in the i.roin r oheenacce of hirdutlia
ai a neutral, hail become Justly lialle for the acts of
the eruif era and of their tinders; that the claims ft r
the loss and d.ntmction of jirlvato 1'ri-pirty which
had lieen thus far vrteentf d, amounted to abi.nt iu,
IHIO.000 wlth'.nt iuttnet, whlth amount was liable to
bo Increased preatly by clalins which had not bun
Presented, 'ihecott to which tho (lovernmirt liad
been rut iu the jiurrult of cruisers could easily be as.
oertiiued by ttrtihiatca if locrnmcnt accounlinu
ofllcers; that In tin hoio of an nmlablc setthment,
no eatlmato was made of the lodlrrrt losses, wltLnul
jirejudice, however, to the r.'tht of tnd.mnllieatlon in
thdr accurt, In the etent if no aeltUmtnt IhIiik
Here, then, you have from tho olllcl.il
record of the proceedings of tho Commis
sion, piellinlnary lo tho conclusion of this
treaty, a enmplclo and fair statement of
tho Unltoil Suites, coupled wilh estimates
us far as they could bo made, ami an excuso
for not furnishing tho estimates as far ns
they could not bo made, piovldeil a trealv
eould bo concluded w Iilcli should sctllo tlio
disputes and square tho accounts between
tho t'nileil States and Her .Majesty's (Jov
ernment. Instead of concluding such n
treaty, which would scttlo tho controversy
and make tin end of it, It ended tho old
eontiotcrsr In tho form in which II stood,
and opened a now ono ill tho foiin of u civ
il litigation, In tho fottu of arbitration, con-si-ting
of pel urns mutually to bo chosen,
so that the rlglit wlilcli wo leserved with
out prejudice for their Indemnification, un
less wo could agree then and there, was ex
pressly leserved. It ts staled, also, beyond
tills nloln protocol In thu trealv (tself.
wlilcli i, pot haps, llio best ovidonco of
what the tuilles Intended to submit, v z:
and It was as well known perhaps to tho
Ilrilish nation, possibly belter known lo
tho wholo I'.nglWl nation tlian any oilier
discussion on any other public subject In
tho t'nileil States slnco tlio Itovolullon, anil
perhaps Including llio Revolution. That is
1101 till, llliu 01 luu rtiucsiiii-i! in v.iuil Jll-
laln-Mr. I'obdon III liifortiilng I'.irllii
incut what responsibilities they wore as
suming III permitting theso ettilsers to es
capo, usod this languagn in Ibfll. Hero
Mr. Ki tiiiim s elicit in Hansard. Mil.
pago 172, where Mr. C'obden sets forth tlio
nature and extent of tho damage to our
i ninmoieo bv lobel cruisers, dlrcctlv nml
Inilltrctlv, iu reply to an iiiguinent of tho
Attorney (ieucr.il that tho Ilrilish law as It
stood was elfoetlvo for provontlng a broach
of neutrality. Tho book, Mr. IMmuniU
continued, from which I hato read Mr.
Cobdon'H words. Is n book which was nub
lisheil with a view to public information
...u.n.lln. llitu vsrp treitv. It is the i-erv
valtiablo book ot Sir. llcatnis, which was
printed In llio winter of 1S70-7I, autl covet s
Ihti statotnent of this whole ea-e. In this
ii.w.k of bis bo nga it sets orth In tlio strong
est language, not only tho actual ilnmago to
our vessels as a ground of claim, but also
ol I in in root, ns I iov mo Koiiiet lues ea
ir.il but tnoro nronorlv tho direct, natural
iiml consequent damages growing out of
tltesoacts, and ho states them much III llio
way that Mr. Colidon does, only perhaps In
.i mnrn uiiiumarv and couciso manner. I
shall read only ono clause of Ihjs, because
I mil nsKliig llio inuiitguuco oi uio neu
oin to make thoso remarks :
iTh eseane nf. aud burnlns by the rinriJa, Ala
bama, and other vesaela Kreally Increased the hol-es
and expectation of the lusureents, and ou tliat ac
count 111 conteal waa rerjr much prolonged. That
tontest cost tht Pulled Statu f (,000,000.0011. Ut any
. t.inh.n in.( amount anil mal.fi hil own estttnato
SV"lfejl much less lh" Unl ed Ht .tea would hro re.
0t."fto eJn7., Hf IhoHueen'spreieUmattonot neu
?ra t? had nom h ?n Issued aid If the norl.l..nd
Vi.i.L. i7.l nV(ertiicpid from Ilrirpool. In this
,1.1" I nM l.h nort or In vainly searcblnB for her
,Ver the ocean, aid remember that these same uoiien
W.teV "rseela'rould hn'o been used more fff ill
to rinse the Boiuiiern i'on ,.:JiV ir. isV...
lion can only bo approilmali .1 ! but their eiftrnoc 1.
certain, and the amount is monstrous,
AnV rrK 1. llHtrtu, Piirerincis have arisen l.
twten 'lh? tVoieriiment'of tlieVnltfd Mat. sand tho
(lowrnmiiil ot Iter Ilrllali do Majesty, and '
Itrowino mil of the acts commllled by the several v ea.
fels whleli have (tlvcu rise to the clitm (-enerally
luiran as tho Alabama claims.
And (hen follows tlio clatfo thai Her Ma
leslv's (lovcrnincnl are willing to express,
In ri friendly spirit, lier regret lor tho un
fortunate occurrences which I need not re
Vnw. Oi neder to remove and adtnit all comt'lalnls
and claims on tho part of thoVJUted States, and to
provide for tho rpeedy settlement ef aurhelaims
which are not admitted by Her Drltannle Majesty's
(lovernment, tho hlRh contraellnR parllran(,Ti-ethat
all tho said claims Grow ins out f acta committed by
the aforesaid vessel-, and cenerally tnown as the Ala
bama claims, shall be referre 1 to n tribunal of arbi
tratlou. Here, then, .Mr. rresiuctit, you navo in
express language. In tho treaty ItscU, the
statement thai nil our complaints and all
ourclalms, which tiro sot up as growing out
nfthe nets of tlico cruisers, that Is tho nec
essary and actual consequences of them, as
well Vis the nets themselves, should bo sub
mitted to this tribunal of nrbllrallnn, and
decided upon llio principles llxed for their
ileelslon. 'I'hls is nol all. Mr. President.
beyond the plain and lndlpnlsh!o meaning
ol this i.inguago empioycu, u is a manor oi
nubile history, notorious to nil men, that
our claims tuns covered did cmliraco all
iloiiiaires and losses arllnc I l oin the nat
ural ntul necessary conscquonens oi mo
w rongful acls and omissions of Ihe Ilrilish
lioveinmciit. Those clalins were staled by
inv bonorablo Ilk-lid fiolil Massachusetts
(Mr. Sumner) In a speech upon the preccd
uir Irealv with Hei'Malcstv a Government,
Tills Is tho record evidence wo have which
demonstrates bevond any reasonable cavil,
not only thai tlio lellcr mid text of llio
treaty f.ilrlv Includes tho making of thoso
claims ; I do not say the paying them, that
Is ono of the matters which wo agreed to
arbitrate. It may no mat iney w ill no no
dded n.-alnst ns. that Is another question
but the right to m.tkotlieso claims ami havo
tlio fair and unbiased Judgment of tho Tri
bunal of Arbitration upon them Is found
In llio very letter of the licaty. It Is found
In tho tact that lor somo years tho Ihigllsh
(lovernineiit and nation had had nolieo of
(lie tact that these damages were aecriiln
had had notice of tlio fact that they wero a
part of the claim and pint of the ground for
reimbursement, wlilcli the pcoplo of the
United Stales thought was a just and pio-
per giound tor reimiiuiseincnt. .now, -Mr.
1'iesldent. what does this mean ? It would
look almost like a pretext for revoking llio
trcatv or a cont.lvanco to exert an external
Inllucnco upon tho arbitrators prejudicial
to our case before them If llio government
or Parliament of Orcat llritaln were to as
sume tho attitudo Imputed to Ihoin by tlio
Press reports. It It no llio lact, let us say
amen, and enter into no inoro treaties with
poweis who nro so ready aud willing lo
break them, and bo ready tit tho proper
tlin'o to vindicate Hie honor and enforce
tho nut claims of our country, l onlr.iry
to llio plain moaning of tills treaty on an
other tonic, ns well as lo the universal
iiiideistanillng of the American govern
incut and people, llio fonfeder.ito loan has
been mado the subject of a claim on tho
part of Ilrilish subjects before the commis
sioners sitting at Washington, and the
Judgment of tint body has been taken
upon it nappiiv in i.tvoroi oui own gov eru-
ineni. but il remains, if tho fact lie as as.
crtcd, for tho Ilrilish government to liy in
the lace o! Its most sineiun supinations no-
causo wo make a claim which its own
statesmen had pointed out, which our own
statesmen Had expnunueii aim upii"iii
which had been mado nubile every where
wliich was biouglit d icelly lo tho notice
ol that government in itieso very ncgoua
tlot s. and which It hail by unmistakable
language In tho treaty agiccd lo havo tried
and decided. Hut If tho motive o' tho l.ng
lis.li nation In Us supposed attitudo bo tho
other one I have mentioned, namely, to
exeil an lulliicnce from without on the tri
bunal at (ieneva, and, ns it may ho called,
to nieludleo or ovetconic tlio lury through
clamor and passion, then Ihe sooner that
fact Is known the better for all parlies con
cerned, lam i cluctant, Mr. President, tn
believe that either of those alternatives ex
ists, but in view of tho know n history of
these allalrs. It Is almost Impossible to i tn
agino any oilier, If, indieil, the wholo re
port is not a newspaper eanaiii, as, a iiusi
In tho f titcrest of poueo anil honor, it ill ,v
be. If, however, upon obt lining this in
formation, which, I iioj e, we shall ask for,
it shall appear that these lenorts ate true.
It will boa subject lor earnest considera
tion, and steps ot preparation and piec-iu-
tioti itiould ho taken In order that our
h mor and our just right may lie upheld.
Till! OM'I'OSiriO.Y TO iiic.t.Ys:
We are nol surprised that llieto Is dlsset
Isiiietloii vvllh the administration of lir.inl
nnd a growing opposition to his lenoinlna-
lion, It Is impossible for tho President to
suit everybody and ho his almost sure lo
olVend powerful men and inleiesis, by his
aj puititnienls to ofllce. Tlio opposition now-
existing is laigely llio u-sult nf this dis
position of pationage. Whilo wo thiol; thai
(taut has made a mistake in his manage
luenl of the New York quarrel, vet it I
till apparent that tlio Kenton opposition
glows out of disappointment connected
witli tho di-tribution or oftSci.il favois and
not out of disapproval of (lie general policy
of the ailii.ltiKlr.itlon. Tills is also li no ol
the Mlssomi and Western opposition
ran! has not managed the patronage ol his
olllco wisely ami this lias nflcnded loading
men and Ihelr lolloweis. Willi thecxcct
tlon of tho, San Hi miiigo project, (hero lias
been Utile or no eoi'ipl.ilut against tho
policy of the administration. Tim tidinln
istration has Ijein a great success upon the
question or tho Imam es, tho Alabama eon
lioversy and 11 Indians and it lias
promptly responded lo tho wishes of tho
republican party in Iu treatment or the
Southern States and tho Mormon piolileni.
A candid survey of tlio grounds or opposi
tion to firant, will show, that, Tor tho most
pait, tlio general principles or his adminis
tration ato not ussalled aud that no charge
Is mado ngalusl its fidelity to llio policy
nun pieoges ot mo lepuiillcan party. I.tav
ing out llio San HotnliiKo dispute, neither
Sumner, nor Sehtirz, nor Trumbull, nor
Kenti n, nor (Ireeley, havo complained that
lir.int has v lolateil ,hc principles or llio re
publican party or failed lo co-upcrato with
the representatives ol Hie people In every
os'ontlal effort Tor tho general peace and
prosperity. There has been substantial
harmony and concord between thu Presi
dent and tho lopubllcau pally, with llio oi
copllon of San Domingo and tho distribu
tion of tlio olllclal patronage. Tlio Pros!
dent accepted the decision of Congress on
tho San Uomlngo question and this dllfer-
onco Is ended, leaving only llio question of
palronago to create and eonllnuo dlsputo
hulistanlially then, llio opposition to
(taut Is a quarrel about patronage, about
otllcos and this is a quartel wliich seems to
bo unavoidable, P.itronago has been tho
curso of all the Presidents of our history
and will eonllnuo lo louuont and distract
Presidents and parlies until somo perm
nent reform Is mado In tlio Civil Service,
Lincoln snll'eicd from tills same came, and
ins renniiiiiiauou cucoiinieieu mo same
opposition wliich now assails (Irani. Xmv,
it Is bocauso this opposition Is it tljht about
tlio o dices and not nil Impeachment of
(Iruit's republican lldellty or cxceulivo
ability, that tho people nro so liiilllferent
about II, This opposition Is not a inovn
luenl of tho people, lull of llio politicians
not an effort to preserve tlio principles of
tho p.uty but an ellort to seeitio tho patron
ago or tho government i not a deslrotoae
couipllslt a change for tlio bolter III Ihe gen
oral conduct of public officers bill a change
or inon who occupy llio olllees In llio gift or
thu executive, Tills is obvious lo all In
telllgent ohservem, In Now York, Mis
aoiirl, Pennsylvania, Illinois and Ohio, tho
opposition Is largely coinp isod of dlsaj
pointed and disgruntled icpiihllcaus. So
far, llio people havo been almost totally In
different lo It. Tho great body of tho parly,
rccognlzo tho mistakes of tho administra
tion, comprehend and appreciate, also Us
thorough Integrity, economy, and saga
cious conduct of vital public Issues and tho
solid sorvlco It has rendered llio country.
Tho opposition lo flranl's retioinlnatloti Is
forinldablo and they havo made good itso
of Ids blunders, but (Irani has still tho llrm
confidence, good will and support of tho
people, 'llio pcoplo understand that tho
mistakes Urnnt has made, nro totifrrcat ex
tent, Inevitable under any administration
while tlio same good judgment, Integrity,
exceutlo skill ami patriotic purpose arc
not so certain to follow a cbango ol rulers
Vloo President Colfax has written to lils
friends In tho Wost, who nro urging lilm
for llio presidency, lliat their eoiirso causes
him pain. Ho is thoslncero advocate of
(ion. (irant Tor llio presidency, nnd, so r.ir
as bo cm help It, wilt not nllovv bis friends
to inako use or his nanio to Injuro (Jen.
(rant's prospects. Ho w ill accept ronoin-
inalloufortho vice presidency but don't care
for II, and won't seek II.
The Connecticut Democrats, til their Slate
convention last week, nominated Itlchard
1). Hubbard tor governor, and adopted a
platform recognizing tho fact that "eman
cipation, equality of civil, rights and en
franchisement" wet ef II "established facts,"
and so recognized by thcdotiiocrals of Con
necticut, and that they wero all "now em
bodied In tho constitution and deserving
the support of good citizens of All parties."
Tlieio was sotuo opposition from a few old
bunkers who still cling lo tho dead past,
but llio progressive democracy prevailed,
aud llio philfoi in was adopted with much
Thu Washlnglon eoriespondcnt of tho
Sptinglleld llcpubllcan says that tho dem
ocrats mo straining every nerve lo carry
tho elections in New Hampshire and Con
ncetlcut, and aroprcp.ulngto send on somo
of their best speakers lo lako pail In the
contest. The lentibllcans will send on
some of their most popular speakers.
'orelgn sentiment Is nut all on llio side
of Hnglaud Iu tho low over tho American
claims. Tho AUgeinalno Zcllung, lcmniks
that this attempt of Hngland to forestall
I.uropeau judgment nud gain opinion in
her favor Is as foolish ns It is unjust. And
the Vienna Krclo Presso goes right to tho
heart of tho matter when It says that Img-
land, Idle a parly to llio suit, nt the same
time assumes to bo a judge.
Wisconsin law-makers evidently bellcvo
in the theory wliich Is so often advanced
that Americans have too few holidays, and
have put their lews Into practice bypass
ing n law making election day a legal boll
The Ohio liquor law which prohibits tho
sale or liquor to minora or to thoso who
are habilual diunkards, and iu caso such
lalcsare in-ule, gives a w iui or children tho
power to prosecute the person so selling for
d linages, has been introduced in liio New
They evidently believo out ill Iowa that
the world Is governed too much," so tney
ptoposo tliat their legislators shall meet
hereafter but ouco In four years, and that
the session shall lie limited to slsty days.
Iu an oxtraordtnarv emergency the (Jov-
ernor has the power to call an extra ses
Tlieteeeiit convention at Cincinnati for
the recognition of find In tho Constitution
lias developed tho fict that the fratners of
the national ehirlcr woio not remiss in
mentioning tho Deity. A penetrating Cin
cln uall Journal impalieutat tho outcry about
Ihe alleged omission, triumphantly points
mil that In tho attestation this special rcf-
eiente lo the Dolly might bo seen : "Dono
at Philadelphia In the year of our Lord
The Springfield liepuhlieun says: Tho
name of t.ov. ashburn of Massachusetts,
as well as (hat of (Jov. Jewell of Connect!
cut, win Included without his consent In
the list or llieetsand signers orihe call Tor
tho laic convention at Cincinnati to pro
mote a 'In I-llau amendment tn llio consti
tution. Tlio managers ot the movement
lid not think It necessary to ask (Iov,
Waslibtit u for the use of bis name, or even
to lind out whether he is In favor of llio
proposed amendment, as ho is not. This
appeals rrom a lellcr wtiltcn at his dicta
tion lit reply to one making inquiries about
the matter. A cause, leligious, or oilier-
wive, that is puslied as this has I icon, by
lying and fraud, could not piospor, howev
er worthy , and tho eflec. of such a courso
on tho patt of thoso who ulvoeatea Chris
tian amendment makes a movement lliat
has licrctofoie been Insignificant liecnino
Ono or our exchanges makes a good
point when it says "llictu tiro plenty or
democrats, hut no democratic party
When what has been a great political or
gaul..itlon ratifies tho ptlnclples of lis ad
versary, and ptoposes lo go lo that adver
sary for its candidates, its demorall..illon
has proceeded to (ho point of disiuptlon.
.! It ll.SSl O.Y.I r.
The business of llio past week has boon
mainly eonflucd lo the discussion or qucs
lions of Interest, In llio Senate, amnesty
matter has been debated nud several
amendments proposed and rejected. On
I-riiHy it voto was leached on llio civil
lights aniendiiient of Mr. Sumner, which
was carried by tho casting voto or tlio vico
president. Tho voto in tho Semite, stood
is to 2S, when tho presiding officer gavo Ids
voto In the tttllrinatlve. Alter further ills-
eusKiou, the main question was put nnd tho
bill relet tod, as two-thirds of llio Scnato
did not voto In lis favor, Tho voto stood
1 to l!l.
In tho House, the principal mailer under
discussion has been tlio bill to establish an
educational fund Irom tho proceeds of tho
sales of llio public land. Tho bill met
Willi considerable opposition noni the
democrats and was llually pissed by
strictly parly vote,
Ilolh branches havo dono considerable
small business Incidentally, and tho appro
prhitlon bills, mostly cut down from tho
depailment estimates, are being nut through
earlier Iu tho sossiou than usual. For a
wonder, the Sonata passed llio pension ap
iiropriatlon hill on tho samo day It was re
ported. Tlio wnys and means committee
has wisely resolved to havo no more loti
winded "healings" from various Interests,
and w l'l go to work In eat nost upon llio
Internal rcveuuo and tariff bills. Tho com
mltteo recommended tliat the tax on stunk
Ing tobacco remain as It N, at 10 cents per
pound, and tho tax on chow lug tobacco bo
reduced from 32 lo 21 cents, They have
also ngteed lo repott a bill lo tho House,
repealing the duties on tea and rolfee.
Tho coinmllUo on nppinprlatlons has
finished llio army appropriation bill, wlilcli
npproprialos f-J,00n,000, and Is now consul
erlng tlio d( llcioncy bill. Tho tiinotinU lo
bo appropriated foot up thus far $3,500,000,
Tho possibility of a nipturu with Spain,
and llio present llurry willi Kngland,
make more IntprC'Sdvo the statements about
the weakness of our navy, nnd tho bill for
llio construction of ten new steam vessels
ol war, whleli llio naval committee has
agreed to, will probably go through both
branches without serious opposition.
Tho Jury In lliccasoof ex-Congressman
Stokes rendered a verdict, on Tuosday, of
guilty on Ihe Indlcliueiit charging him
with having received $13,000 for engineer
ing llio passago of a bill through Congress
lo pay for llio "services, during the war, of a
company of scouts In Tennessee, which was
represented ns comprising one hundred nnd
two men, when llicro wero not over 60.
This was tho second trial of llio case. Tho
Tho Indictment was based upon an act of
Congress passed In 1853, which provides
that any congressman tiding ns agent lor
claimants, and receiving compensation
therefor, shall deemed guilty nf a misde
meanor, punishable by line or Imprison
Tun Din-'J'AT or Amnhstv, Amnesty Is
another of thoso subjects on wlilcli, as In
lcgard to prohibition, u broad distinction is
drawn between approval and enforcement.
Nearly everybody in Congrois professes lo
bo in favor nf a judicious amnesty, but it
scorns luiposlblo lo lilton a measure which
shall satisfy tho majority. Thcroaro Demo
crats who nro satisfied vvllh nothing short
or making Ihe atiniosly universal, and thoso
stir up tho P.epiiblioaus. who will toleralo
anything else soonot than thai. Then there
aro thos'-, under Mr. Sumner's load, who
regard amnesty as admls.slhlo only In as
soelallon with cotnplclo civil rights j others
who have been secretly maneuvering tho
two measures, in ordor to defeat both
while a third class, caring really nothing
either way about citlierqueslion, havo only
thought of skillfully balancing themselves,
in tho sight of their constituents, on th"
yeas and nays. It is no wonder, therefore,
vvhon tho whole matter eaino to u volo In
tlio Scnato on Friday, that tho Vico Prcsl
dent's casting voto was required to tack on
Mr. Sumner's civil rights amendment, m.lil
llieii mat mo ntti latieu onne rcquisun two ..
Thus ends tho four weeks' consideration
of tho subject, and ends It, probably, ftf'1
the remainder of llio session. v o aro con
firmed In llio opinion wo expressed before
Congress met, that, whilo amnesty liasn
certain degreo of importance, yet, under)
llio circumstances, it Is not of first clan im
portance, lo inako It cll'ectuil It should
bo given spontaneously and with a goesl
degreo of unanimity. Tito Ku-Klitx dem
onstrations, witli other development", have
for tho present mado such unanimity out
of tho question. If it could, therefore, bo
just dragged through tho two Houses, It
w ould loso all Its moral valtio al tho South.
Ileneo It would bo as well todrol) tho whole
matter till a more f.ivorablojttneturc. Other
measures, tnoro pressing and practical,
would better cngago llio attention of Con
gress. Tho wisdom or Mr. Stunner's course
111 persisting in tho union or his civil rights
measure with tho amnesty bill still occa
sions a tlifferenco or opinion, wliich IT It
cannot be settled by thoso oil tho ground
certainly cannot bo by thoso at a distance.
The substance of llio two measures will yel
becotno a law, but In what form and at
what time is at present ttneerUIti, lloston
Vkhmont not a Plt.it.vn Sr.vTi:. Tho
London Times speaks of Vermont as "a
Puritan State." Historically, this Is an
error of fact. There was not a slnglo inhab
itant iu the lertltury ealbtl Vermont, for a
hundred years alter thosctflcmcntof Mass
achusetts by tho Puritans. Vermont was
a disputed territory, and the first settlers
miiio lulo It lo cseapo the jurisdiction of
tho Now Lngland colonies. They came
up tho west bank of tlio Connecticut river,
and up tho valley of tho Deorlield river,
just north of tho Massachusetts line. A
largo u u tuber or tho early 1 in mi grants weie
runaway debtors rrom Massachusetts, Con
necticut and Ithodo Island.
It was not until r.botil 1700 that (Iov.
lienning Wcntworlli, ol New Hampshire, '
.began to grunt townships In Vermont, ltd ,
issued Hie patent for llcnnlngtoti, anil It
was named iu bis honor. Indeed, prior io
17G0, there was not probabty in tho Slate,
more than one thousand Inhabitants.
Tho Stalo was Puiltan iu tho sense only
of being settled mostly from tho New Ilng-
latitl colonics. The llrst eoiistltittlonof tlio
Stalo was tho most liberal nnd Democratic
of any establishe d in tho world, up lo tho
time of its adoption. All iiicn were regard
ed l y the law as free nud equal in jiolitle.il
rights aud privilege. No religious le-t
vv-u over established. There was never a
slave In llio State.
Vermont was never a colony and ncvera
Puritan Slate. Its people have, however,
much oflho religious spirit ol tho puiltan.
iT,' ti IUI.
A slxly-elght bushel basket has been
madent Hinsdale, Mass., for a Philadelphia
Fifteen companies are working tlio
phosphate beds of South Carolina for fer
-Work is scarce ill Canada, so much so
that great nuinbeis are coming across llio
line, In seaich of employment.
Tho wblstlo on tho locomotive will
wako tho echoes or Yo Semite Valley next
season, and tourists can reach tho lammis
gulch in n day and a hair from Han Fran
A company is putting up a largo facto
ry lit Kalrfield, Ct and will shortly en
gage iu tho building of carriages mado en
tirely of India rubber, except In tho axles
and tires, A decided stiperloilty is el. dined
for the material over wood.
Ill tho New lmgland Slates W) per cent
nf the criminals have no education; BO to
00 per cent have not learned any trade, or
mastered nny skilled labor.
-John ititrus, well rcmeiubored Iu con
nection with tho batllo of (icttysburg, died
on Tuesday ef pneumonia, Ho had an at
tack of paralysis a year or two ago, ami
had been In bad health over since.
All anti-Jesuit movement Is gathering
foreo 111 (lorinany, daring for Its object thefT
I oxpulslun of tlio ordor from tho empire.
In this movement, Catholics and Protest-
ants combine, llio crtisado having been
originated by tho foriuoi'.
Tlio Illinois liquor law Is unpopular
with lire "foreign clement ;" numerous jm-
tlllons for Us inodllleallon havo already
poured in upon tho Legislature ftoni nil
parts of the State, Tho most haled claitso
Is that holding lliosellcr responsible for all
damages dono by Intoxicated persons.
In Indiana recently somo twenty per
sons who wero Injured by a railway nccl
dont worolnkon Into a neighboring house.
Ono of tho passengers had Just burled a
child from small pox, and instead nf de
stroying thoclothlng kept it. It was used
for bandages, mill us a result sixteen per
sons have thus far died from llioeontnglou,
A young man who formerly drove a
plo cart In New Haven, but had latterly
rion to the position of a driver on a borso
railroad, received a letter tho othor day.
Informing him that his undo In China had
recotitiy died, leaving him n fortune
amounting to HV),000.
Heats are remarkably numerous In Ul
ster county, N, Y this wlnlcr. Within
sixty days, nrteon black bears of forinlda
blo pioportlons havo boon killed in the vl
cinily ol Chlchcstcrvlllo and Pheonlela
In llio recent railroad accident near
Alton, III., ono man, whoso namo Is un
known, was cauglil in llio timbers of a car
by nuo foot only, but all cll'orts lo rcloiso
111 til were unavailing. At his own request
an nxo was sent for lo cut his loot oil', but
beforo tho nxo arrived tlio llamos readied
him and he was burned lo death.
To -night (Thnsday) the calico bill.
Tlio American Hotiso icopencd on
Morctiry IS" Thuisdny morning tlio
Tho Universalis! festival occurs next
Several new books of Interest nro lo bo
found at Chcnoy it Clapp's.,
Joseph Prcscott lias sold his liouso on
(lieen street In D. II. Stedinan. Prl.'o
Carriages will call for ladles who at
tend llio calico ball litis ovonlug. Per or
der commlltco of arrangements.
tn digging for tlio repair of tho walcr
wotksitenr llio Uovcro House, llio other
day, frost was found nt llio depth of three
feet five Inches.
Hew M. H. Harris will rIvo a lecture
In tho Unlvcrsallsl church next Sunday
evening. Subject, "Mnnncrs ami (letter
oslty." All tiro very cordially Invited.
Tho Supremo Court for Windham
County, Judge Plcrpolnt presiding. Is In
session tit NcwTnnc. The business will
probably bo completed Ibis week.
Dr. L. C. Darker or Hollows I'uIIj,
whoso professional visits to this place have
bcoii continued for tho ptst two years with
monthly regularity, lias terminated his en
gagements here, havlngdeeliled to go Wost.
Tho lecture commllleo announco n loo-
luro by Miss Mlnnlo C. Swayze, to bo giv
en at tlio town h til noxt Monday evening.
Subject, "Woman and l.er Abilities," Tho
tectum will bo fiooto holders of season
(.ro,i,... i.-ii ... .iii,.) , , vet (lowing
by tho (lend Samaritan meeting last Sun
day evening, Remarks were mado by
Prof. W. It. Shlnin-tii of lliston, L. K.
Fuller, President Tyler, mid Allen Day.
Singing by tlio Unlversallsl Sabbath School.
Tho southward bound passonger train
Wednesday morning ran Into ti saloon car
nt South Vernon, damaging tho car con
siderably and smashing Ihe tot ward partof
tho locomotive, though not enough lo pro
vent Its continuing tn Grout's Comer. A
misplaced switch caused tho mischief.
The winter term of school In district
No. (I, closed on the (Kb Inst. During llio
term or 14 weeks the pupils had no tanlles,
and flic following aro llio names or thoso
who had no absences: Purr Tall, Frank
Taft, Frank llenils, Corliss iloittwell, llat
llo Itcdway, Noia Tall, Addlo ilcmls ; Jen
nie Chamberlain not absent for 13 weeks.
Chirk fc Wlllard's occupancy of their
new quarters at No. l.llrooks House, com
pletes the linn o1' new stores on Main street j
and a better appointed or tnoro ntlraetlvo
set of stores than llraltleboro now boasts.
It would bo a dlflleull matter to find Inn
ptovlneial town llko ours. So say thoso
who know, and we can readily believe the
That was a good sized log which M. 1!.
ltoblilns hauled to Lainon's mill oticday
last week, from his farm near (ho Dtim-
merston line. It measured four feet four
Inch es across lite stump, ten feet Iu length,
nnd weighed Mil pounds, making when
sawoil Hi feet of hoards. Tho troo was
70 years old. It was purchased by Mr,
Morso of Newfano for a Ilostou llrm, and
Is destined for shipment to a foreign port.
Mr. lllnglnm gavo tho teachers and pu
nils of Hie high school a rido to riuilford
Centre, Siluiday ariernoon, with a supper
al tho Springs House. Tho puty, oxclu
slvo or attendauts, numbered 113, and oo
cup.cd about n dozen teams, Including one
four-horso sleigh which had twonly-ono
occupants. Altogether, tho turnout was
ono well worth witnessing. Mr. ninghain
acknowledges wilh gralltudotho receiptor
sutailry ("X's" from Meads or tho school
by way or defraying llio expenses Incident
lo Hie oee.iion.
The Masonic festival held on Monday
evening was a brilliant affair. Tho hall
was decoialed In tho ino-t elaboralo and
tasteful manner, llio conunitieo sparing no
pains or expense lo render tlio occasion
success. One hundred and twclvo couple
were ill attendance, and the brilliancy
the costumes and general elaborateness of
the display wero worthy the descriptive
powers of a professional "Jenkins," The
tables spread 111 tho lower hall by mine
lio-t Ilvans of tho llraltleboro House, wero
nol the least attractive feature of the eve
nlngi while llrooks, Owen A' v-'ailton's or
chestra, from Lowol', Mass., lllled their
part oT llio program lo the general sailsfac-
Complaint has long been made in re
gard lo the condition of llio highways In
this vlllago and In various parts of the
Ipwn. So long as the snow holds on, llio
poor condition or tho roadbed Is oT Utile
account: but there aro places, as at tho
bridge near Lamsoii's mill, where a skit
tishor ftlgbtcnod borso might occasion
first-class accident nnd a corresponding
suit for damaged against the town, It I
to ho hoped lliat tho whole matter of
uual repairs and Improvements will bo
I liked up nt tlio coining town meeting
and Unit no fjso ideas of economy will
prevent tho adoption of measures which
will sectiro a radical iniptov etnent III tho
condition or our highways.
John W. Abbott, formerly of tlio pi tee
where for somo llino bo earilcd on thoscw
nig machino business, died at his resldciieo
Iu St. Cillietincs, Out., on Friday of last
week, of heart disease. Though his end
ivas sudden, ho bad for somo llino pro
viotisly felt premonitory symptoms of tho
disease, and had arranged his business
wilh reference for the final event. A tele
gram apprised his friends in tills vlcinily
of tho sail occurrence, and his remains
"Sero brought to Putney, and bulled on
Wednesday witli masuiilo honors, Tlio
following notice of Mr. Ablwlt! is fiom the
St. Cathcrluo's livening Journal of Feb. U,
"It Is with feelings of sincere rceiet
lint wo announco lo-dav tlio death ot
W. Abbott, proprietor ol llio aijuoh bow
Pur Miiehlno Faelorv. ono of our most en-
terprlsln , Ingenious and popular business
men. Mr. Abbott, was, we believe, a ua
llvo of tho Stato of Vermont, and a few
vcars ago removed irom inai niaiu no-ma
Ti.i lneatlnor at first ill Hamilton. Tho sit
nerlor advantages of St. Catherines, as a
manufacturing point subsequently Induced
Illlll Willi 1 iO .J..IS.-.-I, IU ,v...v.v. ...v
..-born br. bos carried on nil extensive bllsl
iiess for tho past six or seven years, and
whore ho succeeded In gaining many warm
and trtio friends,
Tho following Is tho list of letters ro
uullllngnt tho post-oflleo In this village, on
Thursday, Feb. 15, 1672
dents. Abner Allen, Chas. K. Alex.in
tier, J. H. A' II. M. Austin, C. II. Harry,
Ilea. V.. I . Haldwln, M. H. Hush Co.
Samuel Hradley, Jr., K. Chamberlain, .1
II, Chase, L. 11. ('banning, P. Collins, Asa
Fisher, M, ik C. U. Field, John (Irlliln, N
H. Gall, II. N. Howe, C. S. Hutclilns, S,
M, Ilasklns, Louis Liberty, Mack M. Mil
lor. A. II. Porler. O. M, Heed, David
Stearns, Thos, F, Stono, II. J. Wlnthroj:
J. A. A A. A. Williams, J A N. Ward,
Ladles. Mrs. Ad.illno.M. Dennett, Han
iinh Htttlorllcld, Miss M, ('. Ilcmls, Mr
M, 11. lllodgcll, Miss Mary Hrown, Sarah
P, llildwln, (.itharlno Connor, Luey A. (
Cole, Adeline Fox, Koxanna Frost, Lizzie
Koteliiini, Olivia M. Lynde, Mrs. Proseilln
I), Phillips, -Miss J. Pratt, Mrs. Mary
HiiiHh, Miss Lillian D. Sargent, Miss Lllln
Sargent, Mrs. Alice Warren.
In tho nolieo nf tlio person hurt hero
last week tho printer mado nu error Iu the
name. 11 should h.ivo been S, P. lltirnell,
l-Idson Whipple, tho Mormon older
from Salt Lako City, loclitrcd nt Ibis ploco
on Thursday ovonlng llio 8th Inst, giving n
brlof synopsis of tho history, trials, and
principals of llio " Laller Day S tints." Tlio
object or llio lecture seemed li be, lo set
tho public right respecting llio Mormon
character, nnd to set forth lliclr grievances.
Ho will speak again next Sunday, morn
ing and cvnulug. All thoso wishing lo bo
posled on the Utah question will do woll
to ultctid, ns Mr. Whipple Is a candid anil
Intelligent speaker, and lias been long and
intimately connected with the "Saints."
Tlio managers or tho Windham Coun
ty Agricultural Society met In this placo
tho 8th Insl., nnd appointed llio tltno for
holding tho next fair Sept. Mill and ailli.
Thoy arranged tho premium list and ap
pointed tho several cotnniittcos lor award
ing premiums. Col. A. II. Franklin was
chosen .Marshal, and Luther Osgood Su
perintendent. Tho conimltleo on grain
nnd roots wero present and examined the
samples presented, and mado tho following
awards: For tho best aero of vvhoit to Shu-
bal llarrclt, Wardsboro, ?3 j best J ncioof
heat ?2 1 best ncro of barley, ft! I best nero
of corn lo A. T. Warren, Nowf.tno, .li 2d,
Col. II. Plimpton, S3; best 1 aero, Col.
Ilniplon, f.lj host ticto of oats, II, M.
Tllchell, Townsliend, $3; 2d, A.T. Warren
SI i best J aero of potatoes to Slutbal llar-
Willard (travos, u former resident, offers
llio town, provided H will ncccpl 11, a par
cel of laud lylng'20 miles south or Chicago,
and valued nt $U,000,and 6,000 In casli for
the ptirpoo or establishing a school and li
brary, and appoints C. C. Lyndc, S. Knox
Bullock and W, W. Harney, trustees.
The Unlvetsillst Ki-Iely of this town
held their annual festival on Tuesday eve
ning, Feb. fllh. Hamilton's now band from
Jacksonville, discoursed heel and toe In-
plrlng music, us several rheumatic ladles
and gentlemen could testify too. Tho neeii
lie pairs al tho slipper table occasioned no
snidl amount of snort, which everv ono
eomed to relish. Altogether It was a very
enjoyable all'alr, ftoni which Hie society
realized $"" above all expenses.
Tho Townsliend and Hollows Falls
stage route, sold at auction on Tuesday by
tho administrator or tho Peril mi o-late,
was puichased by L. M. llodgklns, for
HVsf Totrnilu ml.
Wednesday, Feb. 7th, N.itlo Howard
son of L. 11. How'ird, mot with a severe
accident that will confine him to tlio lion
fur awhile. Ho out bis loot with nn nxo
which he was using. Tho gash extended
icross tho I'oot near tho toos. Dr. Weston
was called ill and sowetl H up, and lie Is
now doing well.
At the Ivccuti', Feb. 13, declamations
were given by Frank Wilder, (loo. Puller,
J. L Whipple, Win. Lawrence, II. S. Wes
ton, F. C. Hale, Nathan Lawrence. (Jues
tioti, Itesolvcd thai capital punishment
ought to no abolished. All'., 11. S. Weston
II. Whipple. Nog., How Mr. Habeoek
K. Sanderson. Volunteer', F. C. (Jale, C,
llolilon. A paper was read by J. i'. Whip
plo and 1'. Sinderson.
11'ttr.l i plo.
It may not bo wholly uninteresting to
some to know how we pas's tho time up
here among the snow-drifts. Tho month
of twenty nine days is well nigh gone, and
llio announcement mado In your columns
some Unto ago that we of Wardsboro arc
still alive may bo repeated. Despite the
deep snow which has recently round lodge
ment here, tlio place was never more live
ly than nt prison!. .Something more than
snow is required to quoneli u. Our great-
est need Is for somo one to agitato; that
done, then conies motion.
If llicro Is no communication with othe
towns by moans of telegraph or rallroai
wo ns a community connive to keep post
ed, January was not qulto gono beforo we
were awaro of Its being leap-year, and tho
rido of rotiitecn couples to Faydtvlilu w
llio Immediate result. And the gallantry
or tho ladles upon that decision rather runs
ed tho "lords of creation" to more icnewid
.".igedness. A series of sttrpiise pailios
Willi their attendant fun cturosscd the at
tentloit of our merry .voting folks for
time. Hrigltt moonlight and splendid
sleighing are Inducements to bo iipnndilo
Ing. which are not to bo with-tood. On
the evening of Feb. Hth, nil oytor suppe
or don illon nitty for tho liencllt of Hev
W. ('. liowcn was held lu the town hall
nud notwithstanding Hie Ihienloning rain,
goodlv number assembled and in social
otijovmcut passed llio hours oi' the evculr
ploa-untlv. Music was In tlio air, aud cx
pressiuns of good will and Irlendshlp
bounded. Iletween .'.0 and 00 dollars were
left to gladden the hearts of minister and
family. Donation lituos tuo cheering times
When tho ntiuospliore nbuitt the parsonagi
threatens to asstinio a bluish Hut, nothing
Is better than a donation visit to clear the
air and cause every tiling to ppuar roso
The burning oflho v Wage school lion
an occasional court, tho news or tho l'lsl
and Stokes all'alr, have each produced suit
ablo excitement. Nuw a proposed drainat
ie entertainment Is the elder subject of
thought and conjecture. May it be a sue
Tlio ladles will hold their a.inual lair
at llio town hull, on Thursday ovculn
Dr. A. M. Johnson has opened dental
rooms In Haskell's block.
Mr. it Mrs. Ashley Stono loft la-t
Monday fur Philadelphia, vvhero they Iu
lend passing llio remainder ol' llio winter,
Mr, .V Mrs. J. W. Hiteholder, with
about eighty or their friends, celebrated
their "crystal woddlng" mi etliiesday
evening of lasl week. And Mr. A- Mrs.
Francis H. Smith received ono hundred
guests last Monday evening, whleli was the
tcnlh anniversary of their marriage Tho
presents on both occasions wero numerous
llimilnlr, .V. II.
"Cla'otnont Dlslrlet Ministerial Asso
ciation" (Methodist) will meet hero on
Monday tho loth Inst., not tin tho 17tli ns
named In tho last Pntuxix. Tho meeting
will eonllnuo tlireo days. Hcv'ils J. II.
Hlllman, John Knillh, S. (). Dyer, II, C.
K el soy, J. W. Adams, 11, It. Wllklus and
other clergymen lire expected t" I"1 pros
ent. Interesting tuples are to bo dlsousod.
A eoniniltteo appointed for llio pur
pose, consisting of Mrs. (I. S. Wilder, .Mrs.
Curtis, Miss Allhea Stearns, A mast Davis,
lMwurd Stcbhlns nnd Frank W, Hubert
son, tiro soliciting subscriptions In nld of
tho Hinsdale Library Association with
somo success, but Irom rcpoits, wn judgo
llio treasury of llio association will not bo
overcharged wilh funds by llio process,
though somo havo subscribed rttillo llbur
ally. The necessity for n festival will sllll
On Friday ovonlng last, Day.fc Co's,
Quadrlllo Hand Imparted an Inspiration
which caused young pcoplo nud oldor, In
considerable numbers, to "whirl about,
turn about" etc., In tho town hall. Wo bo-
liovo entertainments of llio samo pleasant
kind will lako placo onco a week for some
tlmo lo come,
Mosos II. Htrdwcll, on Siturd.iy lnt,
had Ivvo lingers of Ids hand badly out on a
circular saw. Tho samo day a lad by tho
nanio of Pict'co was badly burned by a cup
of tea accidentally turned on lo his neck
The following officers of (loldcn (lalo
lOdgc, No. 82, O. of (lood Templars wero
Installed by ('. H. Farr, L. Ii on Friday
evening last, for tho quarter ending April
next: K. K. Taylor, W. 0. T. ; Mrs. Mary
Tyrrell, W. V. T, Jennie L. Putney, W.
. W. 11. Tyrrell, W. A. H. ; Alice Cook,
W. V. S. ! J. ('.Tyrrell, W. T.t II. Pear
son, W. C. Fred M. (Illbcrl, W. M.j clcr-
tlo llrockw.iy, W. D. M. Addlo Do'illlllc,
W. I. O. ; K. S. Hall, W. O. (1. May Doo-
llttle, W. II. S. i Alice A. (Illbcrl, W. L.
S. j ltev. 1. A. Tyrrell, P. W. C. T.
A (loon .Ioki:. Tlio Washington corres
pondent of tho Monlpeller Journal relates
the following Joke on John II. Klagg, legis
lative clerk or tho United Slntos Senate,
and (loo. (I, Hunt, llsq., or St. Albans, the
humorous and Jolly paymaster of the Cen
tral railroad :
Mr. Klagg, tho former clerk of tho House
r lloproentatlves or Vermont, who is now
llio efllcont and universally poiiul.tr logls
lativo clerk of the United Slates Senate, Is
noted for ncvor omitting tin opportunity to
do a kind or courteous act. On this occasion
ho had run acto-s tho Treasurer nf tho Ver
mont Central railroad, who was spending a
few days bete, and desired to llten to tlio
debate. As tho seals in llio galleries were
all full, Mr. Klagg readily procured his ad
mission lo the Diplomatic (lallcry, (which
Is specially reserved for foreign ministers
;ind Ihelr families) which was then empty.
Soon alter returning to bis desk In front of
tho Viee-Pre-.ldont, Mr. 1'l.igg glanced up
lo tho Diplomatic gallery and observed
hat tho Hrll!sh Minister with soverul
frlcnd( had entered, and woro seated im
mediately in front ot'the distinguished gen
tleman from Vermont. Presuming lint
his friend was unaware of the dignity and
lndontlty or Ids neighbors, his usual kind
liupulsos prompted him to writo a lltto as
follows: "Mr. Hunt, Sir IMvvard Thorn
ton, tho Ilrilish Minister, sits in front of
you. Ho Is tho man with the gray M.iffon-
cio whiskers. Yours, Klagg."
Calling a page and pointing out llio man,
ho sent hlni lo deliver it. To his conster
nation, ho soon alter saw tho doorkeeper
piss down the aisle, and tapping Sir 1M-
ard on tho shoulder, give llio note into
his hand Instead of his Irlentl on lh" so.it
behind. Sir IMwanl drew his eye glass
leisurely, read tho ynto.anl inimollatoly
took his hat and left tho gallery, followed
by nil his diplomatic friends-. Just at Ibis
point Klagg wi nld Into paid an extrava
gant prico for tho temporary o-eupincy of
a quiet and retired squirrel hole Iu Ver
mont. Mr. 'I inrnton, however, apprecia
ted tho joke, anil oilled his frieudstosmilc
over it witli hlni, but soon returned. 1'I.igg
thinks there Is no danger of any diploma
tic difficulty ensuing, but thinks that here
after he.wlll leave friends whom he passes
Into the Diplomatic gallery to llnd out
their (llstlugiil-hcd neighbors without his
-Hlack-uialllug U a popular amii-cincnt
Thu new H.iptist church at Hutl.ind,
will cost tslJ.ono.
A leni pel anoe society h is been formed
in Woodstock, eoti-lstlng of about lull
Tho sum of $1,400 his boon talod in
Hennltigtnn for tlio prosecution of nil ven
ders of liquor in lliat town.
Messrs. Cook ..' S m, formerly proprie
tors of tho Honnlnglon lla iner, have pur
chased Iho Mllford (Mas.) .lournil, nnd
will rcniov c to lliat place lids week.
Tttttle t f'.i. or llutland have (.old the
nutlanil Dally and Weekly Herald .to Al
bert II. Tttltle, who rollres Ironic tho firm
nud will devote all his time tn tho Herald.
T-L'liarlos Hirton, Hie feeble Watorbiiry
Hank robber, who loll Montpclier lat Oc
tober for llio Vermont Slnlo Prison, has
not yet arrived.
It is estimated lint l!i,lJO,mjO reel of
lumber are being hauled tn tlio Connecti
cut Hlverand Its tributaries, nbuvo North
Stratford this winter.
An old lady of ninety reaehod St Al
bans, reoontly, having travolod nil tho
way from Ireland, entirely alone, tn join
her daughter at Hi it place.
The town nf Monlpeller has beet) sued
lu the sum ot'SlU.GOO, by Mis) Adol.tido M.
Porkln?, for Injuries alleged to h ivi heon
received by her In ooi'seqiionc. of a defec
Mr. Page, President of Iiulland Com
pany, asks iho public, and ospeoUUy stock
holders, to suspend their opinion until llio
ntnel.il iepoi t and prncoodlngs of llio stock
holders and directors aro put into their
On tlio 1st d i.v of January, II. Sllsby of
Wost llitrko, bought a load or hiy, which
ho had put Into Ids barn. Immediately
thereafter ono or his liens were missing.
I'.ighteen day afterward, while pitching
oil' hay, mote than half of wh'ch had been
used up, tho old lieu was uncovered and
walked out into daylight. Hor tall leathers
bung down rather more th in usual, but
otherwise was all right.
A correspondent of the St. AlhinsMos
Kcnger seems to think ti.es tiro high In
that borough, Ho says: "I am a lax pay
er; who Is nol that lives lu St. Albans?
I f it Is Into that wo value those llilugs thai
oust us Iho most, wo should love this vll
lago with the Idolatry or an Rislorn ilovo
loc. I'll si, ll'.o town is Innded to piy for the
construction or the Mlsssquul I! illnwd lion
per cent, on tho grand list, and piled on
this Is tlio school tat, 100 per cent., corpora
tion SO nor cenl., town W), highway SO, Slalo
and school ar., making a total of iM per
colli, on the grand list I And now wo are
asked lo vote an additional la of llio per
cent,, ncxl Thursday, Iho ISth Inst. This
roots up only one Moimnu "ltd i per
cent 1 1 a modest llttlo tax to piy for those
wit " e mind cover up their prop'-ily."
Hlght hundred kinds of washing ma
chines aro patented,
A locomotive oiiisiiuuw, on tho aver
ago, forty-llvo gtllons or water for every
mile It i un.
I'l.trlllod beef suet Is ti-od very oxlen
shely In London as a substitute for butter.
II Is sold for half tho price of tho best but
ler, A Yankee clothing dealer of Haslou,
not sallslled with sl-e diys' ptollt on his
buslnoss, hltin two Jews to own nnd run
bis slore on Sundays,
A Huston physician s.iys he h is a pa
tient In charge married nt fourteen, and
who at thltty-scvon had been Ihe mother
of twonly-llvo living children, and nover
more thai) one child nt a birth.
Ftnalilioa'a nlno IU msud your w a) a.
If joii il-m't wsr.1 to l ts-oor tbrro cc"ls In R(l
llng rid of that cold, try Woks' J,taglc Compound. It
will cure It tn as many days.
ln. Bcir.'sC4Tnnu llEMtor Is no t'ltmt Midi,
elno litimbuR eotton up to dope tho Ignorant and
credulous, l,ut Is aprrfict srlflc for Kami Catarrh,
"CoM In llui head," and kindred diseases. ten
The (Jem nf Iho Toilcl Ihe sorld sa)s hTfiozonosT.
It renders the teeth pearly uhlte, plvsto the breath
a fragrant odor, cilln-iulshtns tho In-humora which
usually flow from bad and neijlectid at of teeth.
HozonoKT Is so convenient, and produces a wneatlcn
al once so iltUnhtf ill, that makes It ft pleasure to use It.
If Congress had employid as much aclenttflo akltl In
tho arrangement of Its "lleeonstruttion follcy" at the
close, as tho War lleparlmcnt did tn tho begftinlngrf
tho war, In arranging for the manufacture of what
was ra'.k-l.M.n'-toi'j C'olory ( n,l,tim I'nmltrt tat
Iho mo of tho Cavalry hones, nodoult tho Union
would hare been restored long ago. Eichangf,
Wo noticed in one of our exchanges Hits week tho
statement of Deo. John Hodptlur, of South Jiffereon,
Me., whose son wascurnlcf Incipient consumption
by tho use of Johnnon'n AnoJyn. Unlmrnt. we refer
to this at this tlmo as tending to corroborate the Mate,
mint wo made lat weik In relation to this Ltnlmeut
as applied lo conmi tl,;n.
sVulrli .tn, IllOd Sli u, M Inilcr-beatlng
Trade Mirk "l'rederle Alherton Co., Marlon, J,
.I."-inanufsctured by Ihe Culled Stales W atcu Co ,
(flllis, Wales Co.,) his lean carried by me Ibreo ami
one half months! total variation thirty seconds. Oro.
a. r.oCKwoop, 815 Broadway.
Tlir M rll doi-sii.it rmitiiln a mr.llclnal
preparation which has obtained a more wfde-sprcad
and deserved popularity than Ihe M ureas Mustash
Msittes-T. Since Its introduction to public notice
more ttian twenty years ago, It has been constantly
mod for every kind it disease er Injury to man i r
beast w hleh can be affected by a local af 1 llretlon, on.t
so far as Its proprietors aro aware, it has not faltnl In
a single Instance. Afttr so long and suee.ssful a term
of probation, who will haro the hardihool to denyita
pre-eminent claims to pi.rnhr esteem.
To thr hrnet. tint llnunt nf Hfprtntntilhn tf th,
t'mttd stain nf Amtrifa
Wr, the undersigned CHIens ef the Cnlted Statie,
having at heart Ihe best interists i.f our cotlntsy,
above all p-irty or si Ittsli consideration, d west earn
estly petition ou In sueli behalf, toc,h ymnarliest
and most thorough attention tn what we derm 1 1 1.--on
of the most vital queatlons ' f thi day, vU:
The laws and regulations affe' tieg and goveri lug
tho foil iw t ng subjects :
l'lrst, Appointrntnt. fo an I 'i ntirila friytn pul-t. '
Second, Silatitn, ptrr,ui.itt., ntiit mtiftit. nf pi '!,
Third, Snsurr . nr tiruitt book aljpapm.
We believe, a dr.auyof us from persona! es 'ri
mce er ol sr itt know, that In all tbese di ot
meuta gr.s.aid I oiultoos radices aretl.e Inc la.
bie result f the v art ns cxlttlug eyrtira'.
The cont'd, rtti n which alone should govern ap
pointments t, . i!1 nfaceare rnpabitttf, tfflrh v
l'.emovals fi nu dteo nh-mld occur solely i . u
proof of ui-.ifit-i tti iR'rrtrnejr or rfMAoarara-
The soinM -' pu lir th"tn should be eeu -n.
surate with the .j. ahty tf tin-nun required
ditties to be pi rf rr d.
.( ptr'juhi!" ml Hiot.i.- tn offloeni sbou
ah.li-hed, as tli .oevltal.Ic f tt.f either Is t
moralize the sent. e. rr-pt 11. '.nti.an.t vin
extend Its iwrnlci m tnltueni. b't'-, l,n 'usacrra
nitlnity at Urge.
The ftixurf nnd ertimtnatmn of lite - in''j
per. cf merchants and mauufaitiir. r, at- I w au
thorized and pra'tleed, is i.i iff. t tlailcg iu thp
hands of trri rpin-ibl.- ptreotje tie p w.-r b mjuie
and otn ruin the busiuesa and ctarai-t.r f cillztns
ef th htjthcst known ritpeetatillt). An ''Icf- mr,"
upon hl anldlvlt based sircr ly on his ,-lell(f,"can
obtain the seizure of Ihe private. I ot.ks aud lpers of
any m-rehant, aud cause tht ir lndeflnite rt-tt ntlou, lo
the certain it-Jtiryif Lis business and the put he dts
fanutlviii of hU name. This po-vir, In the hands of
those who an lutereste 1 lu hues, pel-allies and for
feiture", may If, and frequently Las I eep, u'ed ft r
the persccutlHi of innocent iron with the htpecf In
UtnlJatlng them Into c. nipromhua and settlements of
unfounded charges, as preferable to the altirnatjve . f
espenslre and tline-coneumlnfl l-iw-sollf.
Laws authorizing suth proceedings ar si-bvei-i e
of private rights aud unworthy of a free e-uui.trj
Other nutter- than these, pertaining to custom
revenue laws, re'tutre jour atteutlon and will doubt
less be brought before jeu. Wo o Mite selves
h re to the evils moht patent and of br ad tefft.t,
to the rtf irm ef which every goe.l ,-ltizi i n tit id
1,'.. aid. and we ctmfld.Ltly l...p. f -r ir arl aLd
SIOSATt I I -
it. Johnil'Urv.Y.. k T. K-i I sake ,t Co, ( tl-i.
(lay DUke, 13 Y. ltolllni', f II. Waltir, Join 11.
I'addieU, lleorge Ma), la-.ld lit t n. 11 -ward ts 11"-w.-Il,
il.-it. s ft W. A. shaw a. I .,11 11. . rlhird. Iiaud
(I todan, ('. c. Unrghan : C H t v ell, A. c.
ctiadwtik, II. I., (iiloii-r., (1. W. s. ot. ' M. In..
Xarrttm k 1-Uvlu, II. Mn.ll. i. -I a I " s
T. llrook. L. C. Porter, e-h. (, li ti. r ui n.
lll-Hlg. tt, Kdoard A. Walk. I. TI- It e- Si n s,t ,
usnii. II. iirowue, J. n. i out , . .
lliukiu, Ira Ilarnev, S. IIi-eius, u otai- i 11
ritcti. r. V. Knrstlt. Tt luan I 1 . ! Alt' II' i v
C. Id -, J. 11. St .ddard, 1 ll.l.v Ma , A V T t V 1'
Sinitli, Henry i ufiie, a. A. i.m . ' i ' '"
Calvin MorrlU.K. ('. I'., .lit .ton V M ' H 't
l'.k, Vdim Kiting". 1'. 1' 11.1 ' r s II loll it
Ktni, Ti. M. Jttlms-tii. V m. II Nt.r'.u, I I Harring
ton Sous sen, Th'-rn Howard.
;,Vlf. tmro X 11 Wllllston, S M. W'j It Had.
l. 11. s. Abb tt Co. l'.dward sn. - - Wnt. (1.
Miller, 1'. (ItHidLue, j. W. frost, C. V. Th". " n a:
C, I'lalk Ja.'t.ls li Co., Dai Is .1; ilirini-eop, M. 'I'.
Vau lltsirn, W. K. Wllklus. oMphste.ii.lt Atl.r
t,.n, Nelson ( rttsby, Co. Newmau, Mslcr m Mo-'tly,
flu. C. frost, (it-o. C. Howard, tleo. Cutl.r, Tiliifilhy
luton, If. II. Salle, Tailor A. No.-s. H.Otv.r,
Thompson Hanger, Chriiey k Clapp, Jas. H Smli. J,
Ilt-nr) It. Th. -mi roil. Win. p. I'uui, Cune A; llrack.tt,
Pratt, Wright A: Co , A. II. simotids, C. W. Wjn-an.
W. li. l'errr, Wo.nl A- Marshall, dark ft lranks, (..
W. Clark. Chirk A: Willard, W. 1. l.ichardeoo, J. w.
Held, 1'.. .'. Carpenter, I. X. Thorn t Co., (li... F
llreen, W. It. ltockwell, O. It. l'ost, tred k A. toh.
I. eouar.1 k Uoess, A. C. Ildieopi-rt, A. f. roynt il.
Henry ('. Willard. Edwin Kial-s,I. f. Tailor, Jan .
Uilttm, C. II Mansur, S. W. Klinbull, W. II. hli r.
brook, H. V. I'ralt, W, Onodhue, 11. II. hee.er, 1 .
II. ,llir.i..k, 11. K. Hofforl. chad, s Chrke Harris, t
Tiler, N. Mlghl'.l, e It Stevma, lnty & Miner J.
j:-t sy k ro, 11. X. Chambc rltu, IrA 1'ieree, W. I..
Kunliall. II. 11. Char.itirlalu. f.. Crosbj k On , Geo s.
Dt.wl . C L It.me. f. C. Crtl, I. 1 . Adait.j,
Utiysl Tler. Asa Kej., V- t. Ilitnsm, Hau'l It. -t. ,1
nuin, is I. a Ilairnwe, Urrnham S Willis, r.naj li
Diidl.v, I. K. llh-li, Ha.il.-s f. Hater, W. T. lilt hard,
e.m, Chas (1. few mire, I. 11. Taft, J. II. lUchllloi.d,
Vddtaotl till thid, W. S. f'rist, J. M llnzztlL
Vtiaennft National H.trsinsflev., by J. More,
liud, I'rts, tleo. W. (iraubj, C. T. . II. 0. Stevens,
F. W. Cot, Win. M. spoouer, Unelh Usher, Ira
Ulngham, W. (1 Srramie, Vdams k fter. J- H.
Ilu-ter. John H. ItolsTts, J. H. Iwls, Johu W. It ts,
K. II Hives, John Kell), JoseiJi J. Tobla., 1'. k SI. T.
Bristol, X. llrlstol, J. Hayward, S. K. Haven, W It.
Hlsby k Hon. I.. It. Handerson, J S. HUkok, K C.
Everest, Sjtlt v M. Southard, (le.). S. Fnstfr, I'. Max.
field, Chas. V. Curtis, Wm. s. Hopkins, 11. ('. Tht mt
snu, I-w.-p'i Ctrter. lllali Kveyts.
l'ONiitir.ssMK's"ivi:s. l-'he -itiil tw. u
tv yens ago there wero seldom over live
ii mi twenty ('ongiessuieti who liroujihl
Ihelr wives to Waslilnston and kept Ihcm
beio during the session. I'p to about that
time tho Senators and Heprcsontatlves ii-u-ally
lived heroin whit wo"o mlled "moss.
oj." rrom li tlf a di'.oii to fifteen oongen
itl siilt Hi would take r.Kiinsat souiolio.ud
itiR li'iu-e, with llio iiuderstatidlug that no
one elo was t.i bo admitted, and tho iwrly
thus formed u family clrele, Washington
city was then n very immoral city, and
many a line intellect filled to preserve Us
owner from temptation,
X-iw-.i-tU.v-. mutters have oiiingod'.
Then) are to-dry In Wahlnston fotty-llvf-Sou
ilors out of seventy two, and one hun
dred nnd sl liepriMontatlves out of two
hundred and thirty-five, who are tieeutn
psnlol liy tiielr wive-. And the.' one
1 1 1 1 tn) to 1 nt i -1 tll'ty-otio whos of Congross
HiHii exercise a potent lulluenoe. tiant
lilltig, driinkeunoss and oilier vices wlilcli
It is not necessary lo nanio hero, once so
cotiiiiion aui'ing Senators and llopt'oscnia
tlvoi, aro now notoponly practlsoel If pr.ic
llsed at all by any one of tlioin, About
hilly (-'ongiossnioti keep house, and nro
henelltod by tho social inlluciicos of home,
while tho others lii.tnlnl hotels or b iard
Ing ho'.neM, whore agr.iMblu olreles an
lllgiiloon Senators and tweiily-lbtn Itop
iosonlatlo hive altso here with lliotn
d itijhlers w Iui gn Into society i others uio
aodom pinled by loin do relatlv es or friends
and thirty hive with llieni chlldroii bs
yoiun to go nut. Si the sticcttssnm of men
who used lu piss their evenings ut n faro
bink or piker-table BMiort their daughters
to lull-, rem tin at homo mil frolic wltli
tholr children. All Ihlslsa decided chingo
for Ihe lKll(r. (Ail". Italian Journal.