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61) No. 50.
THUBHDAY, DEC. 10, 1863.
fww th PUr f Pec. 9.
: Waupaca, Wig., Nov. 1863.
Editor Rutlaku Herald : The vil
lage of Waupaca, the County seat of
Wa' paca county, ig situated a lew mile
westerly of Lake Winnebago, on the Wau
paca, a branch of the Wolf Kiver, and
gbout six mile from iu mouth, to which
point steamboatg ran from Oshkosb. a city
if on the Chicago and Northwestern Rail
prond. Though beautifully located in the
randst of charming lake, river, hill andfor-
, . . .
Jest scenery, which distinguish it from most
Ivillages, eveu in this charming region of
he State, it ia not my purpose now to use
jjEiiun uin yeuuu oi um paiuier or me lan
guage of the poet. In those respects,
however, which constitute it a type of
:.. . i
ijWBaieru TuiHgra, it in imeresung 10 remara
that though it ia scarcely twenty years
? ainee the aze of the woodman was first
' laid to its forests, and even a less number
. ainoe the Indian title was extinguished, the
place now contains nearly two thousand
inhabitants, a large number of stores filled
jpn every department with the latest stylea
of goods, mills, gash and blind factories,
h ur neat church edifices, a court house,
ud a weekly newspaper, with every out
ward indication and prospwt of further
I rpid growth. That which, in the con-
wnpklion uf western life, forces iueh
t nnple.isantly npon the attention of a
Vsw Englander, is tho comparative iu-
ivnienc of the average dwellings, and
the general lack of tasteful adoruuieut, .
both without and within. But this is the
mbrvotie gtage necessarily incident to pi-
eer life j and what is now rude or un-
eeinly in architectnre, or negligent in ar
tificial decoration of the yard and the lawn,
ul goon give place to the model cottage,
the stately mansion, embowered in th
idwt of flowering hrubbery and fruitful
ith this exception, which ia ot
uree quite marked, 1 do not think the
neral appearance the tout tnsembU
a western village u very different from
L&t of older eastern towns. In short, the
yle and arrangement of the buildings
oth pnWio and private, the utensils ot
,'rk-ulture, the vehicles of pleasure an
traffic, the fashion in dreaa, the hymns
fng in church, the bookg used in school
e vernacular and even the provincialism
Idieate most unmistakably that at least
t)w portion of the Weet is an outgrowth
01 oflVhoot, a child of New England.
v in renpeci to ner educaUonal system
aVnd especially her common schools, (here
re few States, old or new, that can bofist
m muh a Wisconsin. I would be glad
to speak of her school system somewhat in
fetAil.but my limits will not allow of it
Bonoal schools are held annually Ju ev
iy county in the Sttte.which every teacher
vfeouirea by law to attend. A term of
Cia school U just drawing to a close in this
flaw. About eighty teachers, mostly
yoong lauies, rrom every town in thecou
w nT ten in consUnt attendance,
The eoromou schools embrace three grades
Bd teebers are eramintxi by an imDar.
Jal and competw.t board, with the utmost
1 Iiorougluiesa, aad certificatea given to
' iteui, lioasi2 them to tAfth i i.A
xa, or thira grade ot schools, accord
ioiiwiiyij ouaiiucHiions, Uia
drd of went faeing flxod by law, or
ulaiioa of U Board of Education
oi oi we winter schuoL are taught by
kmaha, the young men having either gone
' . . .
"re or oeiug otherwise more
Jifully employed. The average wages
Jd lemuifl teachers, I am told.ia t'Ant.
le dollars per month.
The soil in this part uf the State, esi
tn .. . - .
f'iy on me margin ot the nvers, is rather
;nt ana sandy, but not by any means
Iproductive. It feeis the manure oiiirlr-
andgood crops are easily pi oduced.
"t, Indian corn, and potatoes', are the
ll!ei-, ..The wheat w superior iu quality
M produced farthnr
a - " -vaj WMtZ win
V"1' higher price jn ( market. f The
Pr in thiaimmodiate vicinity ig mostly
i elm ami r.!' ..', .
'old there are ' heavy fbresti of pine,
other vaioable timber. , . ' , '
t w to be noted that all that portion of
;J8consinv lyinir nonh ,f iKia
by the way near the gigraph
ewtre of the Slate.) has hitherto hP
f Mute of even a ' single railroad. Ti,.t
w rails are'reeping into? these
WHd,, and the iro ior,e is in.
vading the recenl haiutg of savage life.
The Oshkokh and Wauaau Railroad Com
pany was chartered in 1857, intersetaing
with the Chicago and Northwestern rail
road at Menasha, situated at the foot of
Lake Winuebago, running thence west,
through the central portion of the State
to the Mississippi river opposite St. Pauk
The first section of this road, from Mena
aha to Waupaca, a distance of thirty-four
miles m at this time about three fourths
graded, with a large force now at work to
complete the remainder. It ig expected
that the road will be finished and in oper
ation to this village in July or August
next, when this line of road will exteud
into the northwest thirty-five miles in ad
vance of any other road, and when com
pleted to the Mississippi will be a link in
the great through route to the east and
west, for the commerce and merchandise
of the northwest. Connecting with the
Chicago and Northwestern railroad at lie
nswha, and the latter road having, the
year part, been extended to Green Bay,
will make one continuous line of road from
Green Bay to St. Paul, a distance of
three hundred miles. Thus the products
of ill the central and northern portions of
Wisconsin and Minnesota can be shipped
over the line of this road to Green Bay,
and from there to Buffalo by water, sav
ing frtin three to five hundred miles in
each round trip over the routei now trav
elled by either Milwaukee or Chicago.
As this road will, when completed be a
rival and competing road with the La
Crosse and Milwaukee railroad, the Mil
waukean are very naturally hostile U)
it. But, making as it will, an advantage
ous connection with the Chicago and
Northwestern railroad, the latter city ia
of course in favor of it, and Chicago capi
talists are determined to put it through.
As one passes through the west there ig
much to attract bis observation, but noth
ing lead a the thoughts out go hopefully
into the wid future ofour oounlry, a
when, paasiflg along gome newly wrought
highway, you hear the sound of the axe o
the pioneer, the representative man of
America, ringing sharply in the ear of
the retiring savage, and see the smoke
from his cabin fire curling gracefully up-
waraa tnrougti the branches of huge trees.
Hard is his task, and many are his priva
tions, but in the language of the Count to
Uulita, lie can say :
" I hr a loving memory always by me,
. oonieiuing to tuiuc ui wnen i mi Desiae
My but, anudrt the noboeded falling kavct,
Of TninKt when my aorry work ia doa.
Better ao ait, ao thinking, than in pilaoea
A thought of inextmguuhabla baaenou
Faat die ging to the aoul." , , ,
God bless the pioneer ! , He ia planting
our acnoois ana enureses in the wi.der-
ness, and causing it to bloom and blossom
as the rose, making it a H dwelling
piace iot nomy, law ana religion. ,
; C. C. B.
RUTLAND. VT. TIlUKSbAY"M(TN, i')ECEMBER
Jons oouua ANorirrY era- raayaA I
Kkbeu Vikw or thk Situation.
A Chattauooga correspondent of the Cin-!
cinnati Times says : ,
e e .i . ...
kjvuio oi me more intelligent prisoners
eiVBlAiiiTm.in-.A I . ,
- .vuuniK iu rrson, ana ic-aav we
,U7 U, omcT sklng what terms the
federals were wilhng to take the South
"- su tuey were tlr.-l f .i,
war, and that nothing but their hatred of
me xanicees and prejudice against them
lea them to hold out as long as they had.'
He was satisfied that if the drift taaa
enforced in January in the North, that the
uiiui me confederacy were numbered.
iney must then choose between gubmig-
siou and extermination. The intelligent
men of the South feel this
the strongoht power of the North has not
r , nxeitH- Several of them spoke
.ivMucrn eiecuons and the way
they had Wen deceived. '
They were erftatlv aatntiiahoji -.,..-
ui inesTate of V no had irUn .
ity of one hnndred thousand against Val-
JnnuiETHHm. 11 ttti r,t whit Lj
oeen led to - tiel er ym ..V . i
Northern papers and the mU ,r,. p
information they had. Their hopes of
u"um al me jsovlh. as -we as fnmJo.n
Inlprrun ivw l.n. . - j , . . &
; ""i neu, ana they think.
v.. or uitimato Riiccpss to be
fwr .mi, i iiese things will sncest
wcuiives to every fhmir ino-
Wherb John- Morgan Wet.Two
ot Morgan's men. arrt,i r
v.. - .i J-.OUIS-
my.. Bay mat A nra.n .l
" Sl UP train t Colum-
uu, wunin niieen m utha afta,. i. i
escap, and cama oa towards Louis
villev They were detained, and slept in
an om sneu until the , following night
when they started. ,Thev sav th.t sL..
gan anr; me otner officers were ahead of
them, and that it was the intntinn e
f . . . v .
1 1 ... . . .a inci
ieonesoy nignt. it is rumored that
organ is to have command ef th Hiffu,.
ent bands of guerrillas in Kentucky, all of
wllfrin will l. ... ..J "
bank of the .Cumborlaud river, and that
as soon as they can be Cot , together he
win hmkk h ra a inrono-h ib. ,i
,!"UI"") ul i0iusviJ!t) and Nash
. 'r. A ipMch br Mafrisgkir. 1
. The following is an extract from a
speech recently made by the rebel Ma
gruder, in Texas, and reported in the
Houston Telegraph. It is chiefly remark
able as a further proof of the Union senti
ment prevailing to a considerable extent
at the South. The object of his speech
seems to have been to justify himself for
certaiu "arbitrary" acts towards those in
their (hig hearer') midst, whom he callg
"traitorg;" and he givea the following
evidences of their 'traitorous" genti
ments: "I have made some extracts from the
correspondence of the traitor to whom 1
have alJuded, and though they constitute
but a small portion of the evidens
against these men, nevertheless, they will
sutlice to show npon what I based my ac
tion. Before the news of the fall of
Vicksburg was confirmed one of the par
ties removed uses this language in a letter
"J donH know hvv to be thankful
euviigh fur tin fall of Vickulurg and
"When some good citiien had said he
thought he saw light ahead, one of these
traitors immediately wrote to his friend
I certainly see light ahead, when all such
men as C will have to stand before
.he jjdge, and pass the solemn test, that
is, u lase me oatn ot allegiance to the
federal government, jnst to save their
worthless lives and not a cent of their
" The federal prisoners have been vis
ited by those men or thir friends, and on
speaking of them use such language as
the following 'Two orisonr Hi.lr..
follows, poor feLows, they can be killed
m this way if not in a fair fight Bank's
arrival at Clear Creek could save the
whole of them. I wish he would come.'
'They talked in their correspondence
of the fate of Charleston, and one of
tfcsm predicts that 'the car of Juggernaut
would soon rfli! through the streets of the
devoted city,' and added, .'If 1 had the
direction of it. it should move slow enough
to give them all a chauoe for immolation?5
vv nen the gallant Morgan was taken
prisoner, one of these villains says: "So
Morgan has been really caught. I am
glad it was no smaller man, though I wish
uu vrcu eu uavis niinseii.'
"A Memphis Dinraiiu l..i
one of these men, glViDg B accouut of
the Convention held at that place by the
Lnion men, whereupon he indites the iol-"
oniug paragrapn in a communication to
anotiier conspirator: ..., i
" 4C)h, when can we have convention
in uouston f such a convention
held in Mem; his, and for the
therein described. I feel now that .ten
nessee is fairly reduced, and hope the mil
iiary governorship will continue until the
last squirm of rebellion is crushed out.
trov. Johnson is doubtless the man
'They speak to each other of 'te rains
being a Providential interposition to allow
guuiAwui ui ascena our riv
ers,' and talk'confidently of 'the way to
II, . .J A' 1 . . .
"uu uoniimcuii,' ana propose if i
convention could be had, that the Mow
ing resolution should be Passed :
" 'Resolved, That we have played the
game of secession and resistance out, and
that we now propose to uniform ourselves
in sackcloth and ashes,, and be labeled
exempts rrora this time forward. To pray
nn aw" lo:&yeai . to . petition
" iue mercies ne can vouch
JLaeal mm. Stat Itga.
safe tr.' "
, : He further speaks of incendiary (Un
ion;aocumenu having been discovered
signea "Common Sense,". "Vicksburg "
cvo., etc., ana says these tvidences of
ivoroua- SVmpathlM anH , int:.
were perhaps not sufficient to convict the
r,u "vu court, but thr .s
cicnt to justify him in arresting nd im
F..,u,uK, wsenaing the writers out of
iua:air XBlEKTIMa tn
Boston. A meeting wag held in Bomtoa
on the 3d of December to consider the ex-
ped.ency of establishing an American Line
of Steamships between Boston and Liver
pool. The first speaker Was hia
oucy governor Smith of Vermont. H
was followed by GeneraT Stark of New
lllampehire, and others. U appeared that
the present means of communication with
Liverpool are altogether disproportionate
to the wealth and importance of - the city
of Boston and inadequate to the require
ments of us commerce : the Euronfln im
ports are reaching that city by the way of
other cities, and that its eiDorts nf
"caiciu iirouuce. are serious Iv Fu 'inr.
fi'u- ' . . :
u,uu"- auo recenl strenethenintr of iha
various rail connections with the West
the advantages offered by Wo
h, ' 1 , J ""-wVVS TVflilQ
nilOAa A -1 . - 7
E vviujHjitjy S1
ast Boston now completed, and the posi
tion Boston occupies before the conntrV
concur in rendering of the first importance
euergeuc action to establish this line of
waiuers., vvhiie lioston has only two
teamers a month, New York has on an
average one a day to and from T i
Another and larnr Duwtiii. .Vi'
held to consider this subject, ,T n
J52CMaj-Gen French has been relieved
from his command in ho Arv. r .l.
uij J iud
.tomao &ni Placed under arrest. Hia
arrest ia prelimiaary to'charges of miacon.
duct in the recent abortive affair at Mine
Iath o Major Jarvi". ' Our
readers wi) be pained to learn that Major
Charles Jarvi of the Ninth Vermont Reg
iment ia dead. We have yetVarned none
of the particulars of hia death, except that
he was abot bv rebel guerrilla. HU r
maina arrived at Fortress Monroe, from
Newbern,' N.C.,o Saturday last, and were
expected by Gen. Stannard in New York
on Monday.. Major Jarvis was a son of
Consul Jarvis, of Weathersfield. He en
tered the service ax captain of Co. D, 9th
regiment big commission bearing date
June 25th, 18C2 and was not long ago
promoted to the majority. He is added
to the lisof .those who have died that
their country might live.
Gas Exm.os!on. We learn from the
ew Orleans Era of the 22d nit., that a
gas explosion took place in a building in
.u. vu j w-vupiwi oy .aajor 1'orter, pro
vost marshal of New . Orleans, Captain
Hitchcock of the Ordnance department
(both of the Seventh Vermont regiment
and well known in this vicinity), Mr. D
L. Mudge of the Internal Keveuue de
partment, and others. Workmen had
been refitting the gas fixtures, and had
neglected to shut off the gas completely.
The consequence was that as soon as 'a
match was lighted, the gas exploded with
a noise like an earthquake, and with a
great amount of damage to the building.
Mr. Mudge was stunned by a mass of
plastering which struck him on the head.
As the paper does not Bpeak of any other
casualties it is fair to prestme that Major
Porter and Captain Hitchcock escaped
uninjured.tbough both were in their rooms
at the time pf the explosion.
Close of Navigation. Navigation
on Lake Champlain is closed from White
hall to Port Heury. The steamers Unit
ed States, Canada, America, Ethan Allen
and Boston weut into winter quarters on
the 7th instant. The steamer Montreal
will continue to run between Port Henry,1
uriBgion ana I'lattsburg, making ali
the landings and connecting with the
trains for Troy and Boston, and at Jiatts
burg with those for Montreal and Ogdens-
r The GUcat Sanitary Fair. Con
tributions for the great Fair at Boston,'
from our state, shou'd be sent to the car?
or J. W. Andrews, 246 .Washington
Street, Koom No. 6. Letters should be
wrawa m uuupie oi uayg in advance ln-
torming him what boxes will be sent. etc.
We notice that "John ,, Howe, Jr., has
maae a contribution of scales. . Some of
the railroads are carrying passengers to
the fair for half price. It ia presumed
usiour Vermont railroads will not be
behind the rest in their liberality.
i Death op Major TowKstEY The
BratUeboro' Phenix records the death at
Bi. JUouiB. on the 16th ult. of Maior Hn.
ry Townsley, formerly of BratUeboro'.
ne was the son of the lata Hon. f!iir.
Townsley of BratUeboro', and entered the
service as uaptain ot the 1st Missouri
cavalry, and after a year's service was
maae Major, i Having lost a limb and his
neaitn being impaired, ; he . resigned, in
oeptem oer last. He wag a good officer
auu popular man.
' KEM ASKABLE. t " TRUE. ' AtwaW.
Directory for 1864 (which is Jest pubhsh-
, uu is, oy xne way, a valuable little
book to every Vermonter states that .t.
though the present aggregate length of
uiiunua iu una giaie IS SDOUl OW miles,
and while some of them have been running
fifteen years,' with one or more daily pas
senger trains each way,- yet it is believed
that with the exception of two persons who
lost weir lives oy a car being blown from
the track near Manchester, no person has
been killed or seriously injured inside of
any passenger car in Vermont. This is
a commentary on the management of our
siaie rauroaas that ia worth relating and
-" "".mu AHB.FTS. xne cases
of the men charged with larceny from the
oars, were op again yesterday, and were
continued until Saturday next, excepting
"i uioi a aiooi, wno was discharg
ed, -there being ; no evidence whatever
against him.', , - , i -tJ-,-
Detention. The Northern train, due
T. . . T r a ... '
uci c at m quarter oeiere nve, did net ar
rive till six. I he delay was occasioned
by a freight train getting off the track at
Miaaieuury. 1 l here was no serious iniurv
' J. . .,-. -
Capt. Brown's company have taken
possession oi the barracks which have
been built for them at St. Alhana TK
Duiiuings are htted ud in a vrv mC,ri..
1,1 - r --""
win uimiuer, anu me men seem well picas-
vv mm mem, ,
oTATE TeIIPERINCG : riniiYPuTTAu
Remember the 8; ate Temperance Conven-:
uon is to oe held at tiurlineton on th Ifith
11. i . . . :
auu a no mat. a atimnir meeting ia .r.
CoMCKEsttoNAi..' . The " opposition "
members of the House could agree npon
no candidate for speaker in their caucus,
whtch accounta for their rather scattering
vote. Thia "opposition" is made up oi
too many incongruous elements for harmo
nious working. . . . ."' '" , 4
, Iu the Union caucus, for nomiaation of
caudidate for clerk, Ue . following were
named, all ex-representatiTes vis : Ms-
Pherson of Pennsylvania, Buffington f
MassachusetU, Samuel C. FeiMenden of
Maine, and Oreeu Adams of Kentucky.
The two first named rceived each thirty
two votes on the first ballot. Fessenden
eighteen, and Adams fourteen. On the
5th ballot Mr. Buffington was nominated
by four majority. Ira Uoodenow of New
York, the present door keeper, and W.
S. King, the present postmaster, were
nominated for the same positions, and N.
G. Ordway of New Hampshire for ser-geaut-at-armg.
Among the Border State men, present
at the Congressional Republican caucus,
were Smitherg of Delaware, Creswell, Da
vig and Thomas of Maryland, Whaley o
"West Virginia, Segar and Kitchen of East
lrginia, Sanderson and Clay of Ken
tucky. "None of the Border State men
except from Missouri were in I he demo
In the arrangement of the tommitteea
of the House, it is expected that Hon.
Thaddeus Stevens will be chairman of
the committee on ways and means ; Hon.
John B. Alley, chairman of the com
mittee on postal affairs, and Hon. Henry
vuaituia.u oi me committee
' In the Senate a debate was had
Monday, upon the admission of the West
lrginia Senators, of which the Iblloiving
Mr Davis of Kentucky raised tint .in
tion as to the right of Uie gentlemen from
W est Virginia to take their seats. He
neiu mere was, constitutionally and legal
ly, no such state as West Virginia, and
there could therefore be no Senator from
such a state. His object was simply to
put 6h record hig objections. He did not
believe that Virginia was like the polypus
wot, uvuiu ue wparaiea into several seg
wi, Uj yet J1Ve ana have a separate
being. He believed the old state to be in
tact,and that this whole thing is a flagrant
violation of the constitution, and he there
fore desired to take the ayes and navs on
mo BuiuiBsiou oi me aiiegea senators.
Mr. Foot asked what was the question
before the body, and the President said
mere was none. !.;., s
Mr Davis then moved to refer thB
dentials of the gentlemen from West Vir
gima to the judieiarv commituie. - I
Mr. Trumbull said there was no such
committee. : ' -v,. ,. ,.
' Mr. Hale said that when the credentials
were presented the question was on reoeiv-
iog ana reaaing and then qualifying the
Fi uo. in me cage oi uen. bheilds, gen
1 1 : ... .. '
wi nuui miunuaota, mis was the course
pursued and then the credentials were re-
ierred. "-. : ... j
Mr. Fessenden said that he had made
the motion in the case of Gen. Shields
and the matter beiug referred, the commit
tee subsequently reported. In this case a
motion could be made to refer' to. a select
committee, i f.r,.- ..., . i
i asm me question had never
peen made as to the senators elect being
sworn in. - '- f .::-...; ; . .
The president ' said the usual practice
" o present me creaentiau. . A mntmn
couia men be made to aualifr or th anK.
ject oe postponed.
f esseuuen said it was unnecessary
to refer to a committee as the mattpr rmnlH
be considered in the Senate, i
After further debate. Mr. Davis, as a
trat 4UCSW0U, movea mat the oath of office
be administered to the j?prifirii an
ITT. . ,T O
rren Virginia, which was earned by yeas
36, nays 5 ; the navs beinn- Mpjmra Riv.
-1" r t r . -
iew, Aavi8, tienancKS. MfI)nnTiill nA
V .11 .. . ' '
i wwcu, ,;i , ;
mnalcsl CanvvatioBi at lOIMIe 9rav,
, Middle Uranvillb, Dee. 3.
Editor Rutland Herald: I take
a moment this morning to inform yoa ud
the readers or the Herald who are lov
ers of music and gong, that the fifth con
vention under the auspices of the Unio
Musical Association, is sow in session ia
this pleasant and hospitable village.' The
hands, hearts and horn eg of the eititeu are
extended wide for the reception and en
tertainment of the memberg from abread.
The conventien opened Tuesday evening
with about forty gingerg.and has increased
in numbers to one hundred and fifty, and
still they come. -
Ibis convention promises te be more
attractive and successful than its prede
cessors, although they were regarded as
eminently nselal and contributed much to
elevate the art of music in the community.
The exercises are chiefly confinedto the
practice of church and secular music, in
terspersed with songs, solos, quartettes,
trios, duets; etc. The whole under the
direction of prof. T. J. Cook, conductor,
who excels in manv respects, as a teacher,
as well as pianist. He is assisted by Mrs.
A. F. Abbott of Brooklyn, a celebrated
soprano singer. Her presence and assist
ance add much to the character and pop
ularity of the convention.
Thursday and Friday evenings will,
without doubt, be the most attractive ses
sions during the progress of the conven
tion, of the proceedings of which I may
advise you in due time.
The Accident near Cakaak Th
recent railroad accident mst below Can
aan, N. H., it seems, wag caused by the
irmoTai oi ran irora the track by some
.. IP!.- Iff . 1- r
wuuuicia. . xue suoDiDener Journal aava
it is miraculous that the whole train u
n precipitated down the embankment.
instead ot two cart from the centre of
we u-am. estrange as it iav tk.
coupling broke between the baerare and
r"" van. ana airsm twtvMn ih. ...
cond t assencer and " aWn! ., ,..
that while the two passenger cars. thn.
cut oh, rolled down the embankment, the
..r...6 .oscu over tne space and
regained the track beyond.
fl C3 ,
vio. onmouil! INFLUENCE WIT
his r arty. The Governor sent a letter
to the Boole ratification meeting, aihnrt-
mg the democracy to "presen e our ranks
unbroken, and our local organizations un
impaired." The majority of the democ
racy aid notning ot the kmd.;: They paid
no more heed to him than if he had bn
dead a twelvemonth. It is plain enough
that the Governor is a man who has had
his day IV. I. limes.
" C" '.I. "ll!
Lord John raisselPs wife had been a
idow, a lady of dignified and ample pro
portion and presence. His lordshin ia nf
slender stature; hence he was called by
the wits, the nidov't mite. f !
i Geo.W. Curtis and "PolifWl Tnfil.
lty," a new lecture for the winter, parted
company a few days ago at Elmira, New
York. Wonder if the thief will turn W..
tirer. .. -.r - '. 'V ,- ..-..
The Hartford Times the ORntral im
gaa of the copperhead party in Connecti
cutexpresses itself in favor of the enlist
ment of negroes in the armies of the Uni
ted States. ' It recommends that the mint
of Hartford be raised by procuri- yja
Jjg fm ' 5?' Tolunteers.lf'pos-
i Seventy-eight rebel tirMkftTl Pf RM& rwa4
A-om Camp Douglas, on WednMltr it.hi -
by digging a tunnel from the barracks to
an ontside fence. Between twenty and
thirty of them were retatun nr tn Ti.,
Thk MpsicalConvektios at Gham
ville. Editor Rutland Herald; I,
accordance with my premise, I give you
the proceedings of the grand concert, at
Grauville, on Thursday evening. The
spacious church was filled to overflowing.
The programme was conducted as indica
ted below, manvMrta of it ?;no.
ceiyed with rounds of applause by an ap-
j'lwmiKc.uu uengnuHi auoience. !; :
1st Anthem Sing O Heavens. Cho
rus. . - -j - .. , - .
2d Quai-tette Music a Biessing. ."
Messrs. Joslin and Poor; Misses Edger
ton and Culver. ?
'' 3d Anthem Praise the Name of the
Lord. Solo and Chorus. Miss Kdgertoe.,
soprano ; Messrs. Savage, tenor, Hum
phrey, base. -K '
4th Quartette My Native Home.
Messrs. Scott and Savage ; Misses Bebee
and Carlton. .. .-, , , , "
5th Glee The Hunter's Horn. ' Cho
rus. ..... . ''
r. 6th Viol in Solo. Prof. Cook. .
v 7th Quartette The Mariner Boy
Messrs. Lyon and Button ; Misses Button
and Edgerton. - :,
8th Glee The Morning Song. Cho
rus. ., .-; f ' : , ..
9th From the Opera II Trovatore
Mrs. Abbott. - -..
10th Sleighing Glee, i Chorus.' T i .
11th Instrumental piece, entitled Sol
itude, , wiUi variations. Piano. ' Prof.
Cook.1 .-' ' - -'
12th Song Whistie my Lad and IU
eometoyou. Mrs. Abbott. . ; . ...
. 13tb Ouett From the Opera of Nor
ma. Misses Edgerton and Culver.
14th Glee The Sailor to his Howe.
Chorus.""i' f: ' ,i j
15Ui Song I have, been runig
Mrs. Abbott. ......
16th Glee Hail Fairy Queeaf Cb.
17th InstrnmeBtal-Sweet Home ami
Yankee Doodle with variations. , Violin.
18th Song Coming throiurh the It
Mrs. Abbott. . . .,
Six hundred names are new on the
membership roll of the Association i oae
hundred and fifty were admitted at t"u
conventien.' The following towns nvre '
represented, most of them largely, Gram
ville, Bennington, Rutland, Manchester,
Castleton, Ponltney, Pawlet, Middlstowa,
Rupert, Hebrdh, Brandon. FairKavn.
Whitehall. Cambridge. Salem. Hartforil.
and Fort Ann. The avails of the entire
convention will exceed 8125, making the
organisation a self-sustaining one thus tar.
. w. s.
The Sieck of Charleston.
oi tne zstn uit. says: .t.-m
" The rebel design of builJ:r
ered way and erecting a stockade upon
the sea-face of Fort Sumter has been frus
trated by Gen Gillmore. Th
light of Professor Grant is kent omn tk.
ruins all night,and the rebel working par
ties are fired on when they appear. , Two
Calcium lights planted in Kort Pntn..
(formerly Gregg,) make a local illuminai
turn four times as brilliant as th mil
on the clearest night. . -
The Ironsides, beside her nratanttnm of
rafts, which surround her on ail side t
fend off torpedoes and cif-ar-samn.
suppliel with the calcium light. This ia
kept revolving all night, and is kept re
volving all night, and
for two miles in every direction with a
broad belt of light.u s, Thia preclndesv of
coureeBUPcessful running .jjjLth- vjajj.
" A farsaer on the IUinoi prairies, to
transfer big products to the seaboard, ha
9 P7, eighty per cent, of its value
wheat, thirty en pork, twenty oa beef,
and four on wool. It takes one bushel of
wheat to send another to market; six
bushelg of corn to carry one to New York
while one pound of wool will send forty te
the game market. '
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