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iio1ctmii, one year, $40
H.ilf " " J3
)iie wjnarc, one year, 6
One sfjunrc, 1:1 month, 4
U::e injuiire, one month, 1,25
fty- T five line or le make a Kjnare.
Indian War in Oregon and Washington,
We have received a l:ite number of
the Alia California, which contains news
from Oregon und Washington territories
of the mort exciting character. It rep
resents the Indi.ins of those territories as
bavins banded together to exterminate
the whites. Several persons have been
murdered and a large umount of prop
erty destroyed. The principal danger is
in Washington, as there the inhabitants
are few and the Indians numerous. The
latter are well armed and the whites are
more poorly accoutred than one would
have reason to suppose, when we remem
ber that so large an amount of offensive
ft capons and ammunition have been ear-
lied to those territories by emigrants.'
It is to be accounted for. Nearly all the
arms have been sold to their enemies by
the settlers when all was peace and no
danger was to be apprehended
Gen. ool has been ordered to the
theatre of war with an elTuctive force,
and there can be no doubt but that we
are on the eve of a murderous Indian
war, perhaps not long protracted, but a
war which will prove of immense trouble
to our government and of great vexation
to the inhabitants living in the vicinity of
the troubles. Several of the killed and
wounded were personally known to us.
Among them was one Mr. "Wallace, for
merly a candidate for congress from
"Washington territory, and Col. A. B.
ses, a U. S. Collector.
Olympin, the capital of Washington,
with several other towns, were being for
tified and put in a state of defence.
Relative to the difficulties spoken of
above, we wish to append a few remarks,
explanatory of what wc suppose to be its
origin. "We think we know the immedi
ate cause of all these troubles. "We
were living in Washington territory at
the time the first aggression upon the
Indians was made, which was nothin"
more nor less than a downright, wilful
and cold-blooded murder. The cireum-
i-tanees are these : A man w hos
wc do not now rem.1-' "rcd 801,1(2 six
or eight JnJ.n living about Ft. Simp-
ork for him by the month, Af
'cr workinff faithfully for some. time., thru
an.J demanded their pay, which was re-
iused; and m addition they were ordered
off. They replied that they would when
paid, w hereupon the owner of the pre
"ruereu one of his men to shoot
the chief, which was obeyed. Tho T
gave no provocation. The mm
Our Railroad. The Passumpsic Ex
tension has been put under contract and
the grading of the track will be com'
menced soon. We understand that the
contractors have three years in which to
complete the road. It is to be completed
to Barton by the fall of 1857, and the
remainder of the time to finish it to the
boundary line. All the time the com
pany can gain within the three years,
they are to have the use of the road.
Too much praise cannot be awarded
to the people of Derby Line and Stan-
stead, for their noble efforts in helping to
forward this great work. They took
hold manfully, contributed largely, and
but for their generous action the enter
prise must have proved a failure.
Mcuder. We learn that a man nam
ed Andrew Ilolthrum, living in Comp-
ton, C. E., on New Year's night most
brutally murdered his own brother, by
beating him on the head and kicking him
in the face until he died. Immediately
after the commission of the deed the
murderer fled to this side of the line ;
and, although a vigorous search has been
made for hitn he is still at larjje. He is
described as follows : about 25 years old,
cross-eyed, sandy hair and whiskers, is
five feet nine or ten inches in height ;
had on when he left, a Canada-gray coat,
and an old cloth cap. We understand
that he has formerly been a resident of
this town. A large reward is offered for
his apprehension.
Since the above was in type we learn
that the murderer has been arrested and
taken back to Canada, to await his trial.
Irasburgh Lvcecm. On Wednes
day evening last, a few of the citizens of
this place assembled together for the
purpose of forming a lyceum. The con
stitution and by-laws of the last were
adopted for the time being. Officers
were elected for the next month and a
question selected to be made the special
order at the next meeting. The follow
ing is the resolution :
" Resolved, That woman ought not to
be permitted to vote at our elections;
neither should any married lady have a
separate interest from her husband."
It is to be hoped that the citizens of
this place will take an nferest in sus
taining the lyceum, by giving their per
sonal attendance and taking a part in all
its debates.
Wednesday evening of each -week is
the time of - - "-0- " o.
o uiock precisely.
Hurt, who shot the Indian, was tried be
fore a justice, and though it was clearly
proved by the testimony of two or three
respectable witnesses that the murder
was committed without cause, yet the
magistrate in the plenitude of his mercy,
very coolly ordered the prisoner's dis
charge, remarking as he did so. that in
asmuch as the country was new and they
had no jails in which to confine the pris
oner, and if they had it would cost so
much to keep him till he could be tried
at a higher tribunal, and then again he
might make his escape, and furthermore
as the outrage was committed upon noth
ing uui an m.lian, he thought it best to
release the prisoner.
Now we a-k in nil conscience, was not
this shameful? Is it to be wondered at
that a r,oor, weak, deluded tribe of In
dians, possessing the feeling of resent
ment as strongly as they do, should seek
for revenge? They did seek for re
venge and several rsons were murdered
a short time after the death of their
chief, but they were shortly ouelled
all the Indian tribes beyond the Rocky
. " "erenot then united. That
w the case no. All the Indian
tribes ... Oregon and Washington are
now on friendly terms. This is why so
tint si V
uungrr is to uc feared to the inno-
vem intiautunts.
ti. . . .
-ue ci.eu above is not an isolated
one. The history of our Indian affairs
.uu"uta "fl shameful instances
U e quote the above because it furnishes
a com- ,n point, one which wc know to be
tn.e, as we were a resident of WaJ.in.
"J" terri,ory ' time the difficulties
commenced, and an eye-witness of a part
T the proceedings which were then had
e saw the murdered man, one of the
".blest of his tribe. We also saw his
murderer, an excellent specimen of a
" border ruffian."
Had the same outraire lpn I
"1 uin a white man, what would have"
Wen the consequence? Ilangin-w-i.h-
6"- w jury would be the sure pen
Glover Librart Association-
On December 22, an aatiress w .-
enowJhjgv jVh SchooL
it:. i .
"IS """Jed was upon the necessity of
reading and the good to be derived from
having a good library. We consider
the greater part of his remarks as most
excellent and should be glad to publish
some of them this week, but as it has
been issued in pamphlet form, that must
suffice. I
For the Standard.
Money! Money!! Money!!!
It may be that the reader has already
been feeling for his purse to ascertain
whether it is secure, or in danger of be
ing rifled by some villain. It is not of
such danger I am about to apprise you, if
indeed there be any danger at all.
That every tax-payer has an interest
in our common school system, and every
other person should have, is unquestion-
ably true ; and from the fact that many
seem to have no interest further than
their pockets, we have supposed that
nothing would be so likely to stir them to
duty as the cry of money.
That our present school system has
done and is still doing much to elevate
the standard of education I am persua
ded none but an ignoramus upon this sub
ject will have the audacity to deny. And
I am confident that the system fully car
ried out would have accomplished much
more than it has.
There can be but very little doubt that
unfaithfulness on the part of Superin
tendents licensing unqualified, and un
worthy individuals has had a counter-act
ing influence upon the general character
of schools as well as to bring the law requi
ring such license into disrepute ; so that
many boldly affirm that "the law makes
no difference" "that all who apply for a
license get it." That this taunt is too
true I have little doubt, yet I have the
pleasure of knowing that there are ex
ceptions, and all who apply for licenses
do not get them. I wish there might be
more carefulness in this matter.
This is not all : Prudential Commit
tees and teachers have been in fault in
numerous cases, they have disregarded
the requirements of the law which makes
it the duty of every teacher of a district
school to secure a certificate of his or her
qualification before entering such school.
Believing that the interest of our
schools demands a more rigid adherence
to the law, and believing also that as a
law-abiding people many now delinquent
would be aroused to duty, did they fully
understand what is required ; I beg to
submit to their consideration the follow
ing remarks made by Horace Eaton,
(formerly a state superintendent) in his
report to the Legislature of this State in
Speaking of teachers without license,
ne says : "In such case the teacher, of
course, is aware that he forfeits his claim
to his stipulated wages. But trusting to
tflJlairance of the prudential commit-
qualiflcation Is required to b recorded.
Nor was the school in the ease contenv
plated, such a school as the law can re
cognize. The statute points out distinct
ly and precisely what is required to con
stitute a public district school ; and any
failure of districts to comply with its im
perative demands must forfeit the claim
to share in those benefits to which legal
schools are entitled.- And if the select
men should refuse as they clearly might
do to distribute their supposed share, no
law could come to their aid, to enforce
their assured claim."
The selectmen would be li
able to the remaining districts in town for
admitting such delinquent district to share
in such new division.
If selectmen do their duty,
so as to save themselves from legal ac
countability, districts that employ unli
censed teachers must pay them from tax
es raised by themselves, unaided by pub
lic funds. Or, if individuals of the dis
trict insist upon their rights in the case,
the committee who employ such teacher
must pay them out of their own pocket 5
or. as a last resort, tHey must go unpaid."
If Mr. E.'s views, as here laid down,
are correct, I can see but one safe course
for the selectmen, prudential committee,
or teachers ; and that is by strictly com
plying with the requirements of the law.
To neglect such requirements and then
have the law enforced against them would
without doubt make them cry out money,
more times and with stronger emphasis
than it is written at the heading of this
article. I believe our schools require
that each awake betimes to his duty to
his whole duty.
A Superintendent.
make no difference; or relying as he
terms it upon their 'good faith,' that is
the faith that they too, as well as he will
violate the law of the land, he may
aeem it sate to run his risk. And the
result is not improbable, that the illegal
contract will be fulfilled. It is, of course,
understood by the district that no tax
could be enforced for the payment of such
a teacher's wages. tBut probably there
is a sufficient amount of public money
unuoruie control ot the committee to
meet the case, and hence no difficultymay
arise because there is no tax to be resist
ed. But is this legally the end of the mat
ter? It is believed not. As has already
been intimated, the prudential committee
violate law in paying the teacher under
these circumstances. The law expressly
provides that the teacher's certificate shall
be recorded before any payment is made
(o him for his services." This clause of
"Aurora of tue Valley." We J the law has been repealed j anJ the fol-
Coverdale's CoiRTsnip. This is a
reprint by Messrs. II. Lons & Brother.
of a novel by the popular author of
-trank arleigh" and other novels.
Ihe characters are all English, and their
sayings and doings are English, but they
are true to nature, and so are as attract
ive to American readers as to any others
This, and the other works of the same
author, are among the most interesting
of any that the enterprising publishers
have issued.
have received numbers SG4 and 3G5 of
a newspaper bearing this title, printed at
?sewbury, Vermont, by L. J. Mclndoe.
It is very neatly got up, being printed
f over on th sides. We always make
it a practice to notice new papers. It is
ery polite.
GT Read the communication of " A
Superintendent" in another column. It
is well worth the pains. We sho.,1,1 l
PWW ta W rt,VlM from the 8ame or
any other source, on the subject of edu
cation in common schools.
We learn that Charles Lins
LET. Esn of M;,1.11oK v. ,
uuij, was Deen a
pointed by the Supreme Court, Railroad
.umoner under the law passed at the
uioi session.
-OLL.sioN-.Tbe express train from
y loew lork was run into by
rhn tm: r -r. J
"u,u lnnn -oghkcepsie, bound in
the same direction, on th- fht.
iuree person l:ii.i ... ,
.icu ana
The accident woo . j
J uel in the rails.
two injured.
out jud,
We eoiicld.l.. ,.t
. ujfiij, Vj
ing when
Mir countrymen wUh to avoid any diffi
culty with the Indians, treat them as
'.. . they were human, or, as i the
ase before us, expect the wort conse-
Eeceipu for the Standard
ot - the week ending January 17A.
A S. Whipple, Samuel Uoward. Sm
"e n ""V E. P. Colton, George Bry-
Iraburgh, $1,25 each; John Whittle
IrasburL'h. 50 t "'"'e,
entry l V n rst U,v"
1 M W-J" vl Frenoh' Glover-
amrotn T.. i 1 .
r"MU"r?" Thomas O.
-I'BHin, each. AlexanrW
Maquokta;;-;-"" djr.
lowing act seems to be a substitute :
"It shall be the duty of town superin
tendents of common schools to make out
and lodge in the town clerk's office in
tneir respective towns, annually, on or
before the first day of February, a list of
me names ot all the teachers to whom
t.;ey have granted certificates durin" the
preceding year, together with the respec
ts e uaies ot the certificates."
After referring to the law as above,
Mr. Eaton proceeds thug : "And can any
one doubt that the committee have made
themselves liable to the district for a mis
application of their funds; for paying out
melr money in an rilegal manner, or for
lllfrril -, 1 a
6. i-u.jscs : ux glmpie statement of
tne question would seem sufficient to se
cure an affirmative answer.
But it is highly probable that the dis
trict will be indifferent to the matter, in.
mucn as no tax was raised upon them
and their share of the public school mon
ey would have been forfeited if no school
had been taught.
The presumption then is that the com
mittee will thus far escape unharmed.
And is not all danjrer nast now ? it ;
believed not. The selectmen nf th,
before distributing a share of the public
money to a given district, must ascertain,
among other thinsrs. that
drawn from the town treasury the year
,..-. u were laitMulIv expended for th
support of schools in paying teacher's
wages, &c But this teacher
teacher in the eye of the law. For it is
for the distinct purpose of enabling the
selectmen to ascertain who mr.n
that have been engaged in th JL.i., r
the town are such as the law can recog
nize as teachers-that the certificate of
For the Standard.
Mr. Editor, As your paper ap
pears to be designed to favor all move
ments which tend to improve and benefit
the people of this county, I would like
to say a few words in favor of lyceums,
or debating societies, and advance a few
arguments to prove that they should be
more universally supported.
There is perhaps no other way that
so much good could be done to educate
and improve the mass of young men, as
to establish and sustain a lyceum in ev
ery school district ; for I believe that in
every neighborhood where there are
scholars enough to make it necessary to
have a school, there are men enough to
make one evening in the week pass with
interest and profit in talking upon the
various questions which fancy may dic
une or tnc results or a ryceum isr n
increases the oratorical powers of those
engaged in its debaets ; it increases their
power of expressing ideas on common
subjects ; and as the art of talkins is one
of our first gifts, and upon the manner
we exercise it much of our happiness de
pends, it is but reasonable that we should
cultivate and perfect it by practice.
I prim t"ic 4 Ti .
r ni, persons wno are
orators by nature, who can stand before
an audience and speak clearly and flu
.1.. .
enuy wi tnout previous practice. Such a
person is as rarely found as one who can
play upon a violin or piano without prac
tice; and if all depend upon natural tal-
DUCSS la puouc speaking, they
iu jail.
Oratory exercises great inflnpr, ;
all legislative assemblies, and in many
cases the south have depended for suc
cess more upon their orators than upon
the justice of their measures. If we
would exert an influence asainst anv
evil, whether it be intemperance, th
of tobacco, or slavery, it must be by the
occurrence, I advise those persons to
join in getting up and sustaining a lyceum,
and then if such a case" should occur , nse
your influence in guiding the discussion
into channels of truth and virtue, and
prove to the youth that truth should be
preferred to error at all times, even if it
deprives us of success in debate.
The winter is now somewhat advanced.
There are, however, many long evenings
yet, which could be spent profitably in
the manner I have been advocating.
Let those who already belong to lyce'
urns sustain them with energy ; and let
those who are not thus favored try to
start one as soon as possible.
Lrt of talking.
Another beneficial result of lyceums
is, they give the members weekly a Cf.w
subject for thought and reflection. The
same subjects may have passed through
the mind of every individual, and yet
no uennite impression. Therefore,
uie mma has not been disciplined
strengthened. But when men begin to
miDK witn an objector with the exne.
tation of some result, then some definite
impression is received, ideas are ,m.
lated, the mind is strengthened and more
readily obeys each succeeding call made
upon its powers.
It will also, if well conducted.
alive a social fpeK
to muse wno
participate in their pleasures and to mnk
a reading community. Persons will at
first perhaps fead only what relates to
the question under discussion ; but hab
its of reading, when once formed, are
not easily broken up, bat will grow, much
we benefit of newspaper publishers
and to the readers. It will tend to turn
the attention of young men from Kn-
and parties, to seek amusement in a more
rational way, a way tlat will instn.nf h
mind as well as contribute to their plea-
Notwithstanding die many reasons
brought forward in favor of lyceums,
there are still a few persons who oppose
them on the ground that one side of a
question must be wrong and therefore
those who support that side must say
thing, they do not believe. This reason
" true, may have some wU !. t v..
beve there is no necessity of bavin such
questions, and that such cases are of rare'
The following was received as a
private letter and we take the liberty of
publishing it. We are thankful for the
good wishes expressed and shall endeav
or to make the Standard worthy of his
esteem :
Alb anv, Jan. 14, 1856.
Mr. Earle, Dear sir s Although my
name has not been solicited to your sub
scription list, yet through your politeness
or that of some other one, I have had the
pleasure of receiving the two first num
bers of the Standard.
With grateful acknowledgements for
the favor, allow me to congratulate you
in so noble an enterprise, being pleased
with its general character and appear
ance. In its present delightful location
may it prove itself a standard of Truth
of Freedom's cause, of Honor to God and
man ; a medium of sociability among the
good people of Orleans ; withal bringing
to their homes welcome news from abroad.
And may its good spirit of fraternal kind
ness cheer every dwelling and gladden
every heart. And finally,
For its country's cause, to aid,
Hay the Standard's patronage,
Promptly read, and promptly paid
Give it honor, life and age.
Then, unlike its predecessor,
it win never snow
The grief of a confessor,
In the vale, where Salem's waters flow.
Allow me to suggest that a column or
two of the Standard weekly devoted to
the interests of Education within this
county by the cooperation of superinten
dents, teachers, and others might do much
to raise the standard of our common
school. An interchange of thought and
feeling upon this subject must awaken a
livelier interest in what we are in duty
bound to do for the rising age. Our
schools are progressing finely this winter
districts are becoming a little vain, each
thinking they have No. 1 and that it must
be better than their neighbors. It is
hoped that the close of the winter term
have not been deceived in reference to
their being No. 1.
Yours respectfully,
II. N. Hovey.
The U. S. Agricultural Society.
nasnington, Jan. 10. The National
Agricultural Society met at the Smith
crr inn Tnxi.'i..!. mi
xiiMnuie. xnere was a respecta
ble attendance. President Wilder deliv
ered the annual address. The treas
urer's report shows a balance of upwards
oi tour thousand dollars on hand. The
invitation of Mayor Conrad of Philadel
phia to hold the next annual exhibition
in that city was accepted. The Presi
dent read a series of resolutions adopted
by the Legislature of Illinois, asking Con
gress to donate to each State an amount
of land not less than five hundred thou
sand dollars in value, for the establish
ment of industrial universities. The sub
ject was referred to a committ.
The Executive Committee wna .,..
thorized to take such steps for the do
mestication of Rocky Mountain sheen
6". w uecuiea expedient. A resolu
tion providing for the importation of seed
wheat was adopted. Adjourned until to
The Agricultural Convention Was light
ly attended this morning. The- proprie
ty of establishing meterological observa
tion on land was discussed. Prow'
Fire. A fire was discovered on Fri
day morning last in the roof of the long
shed connected with the Furnace build
ings of the Brandon Iron & Car wheel
company in Brandon. The fire origna-
ted in a dwelling-house directly south of
the shed and within two hours both the
shed and house were entirely consumed,
By the exertions of the citizens, a large
amount of other property was saved from
destruction. Loss by the fire $G00.
There is no fire department in Brandon,
and the Transcript suggests the expedi
ency of at once having a company formed.
Rutland Herald.
Rutland Grain and Flour League.
A mass meeting of this Association is
called for Friday evening. The officers
of this Association are as follows, viz :
W. A. Burnett, President ; John S. Dun
lap, Vice President, George II. Palmer,
Rec. Secretary ; D. T. Huntoon, Treas
nrer ; Trustees D. T. Huntoon, L. Ma
son, II. L. Cheney, George Graves, Isaac
McDaniels, J. II. Bowman, and II. II.
. A great interest appears to be mani
fested by the most of our citizens in this
matter. In other places where such as
sociations have been carried into execu
tion, they have been worked to very
great advantage, being able to furnish
the best of flour, and at a much reduced
price. We hope to see a full attendance
of our citizens, as the books will be opened
on that night for signatures, also for
subscriptions to the stock. lb.
Fire at Bellows Falls. A fire
broke out Friday evening last, and en
tirely consumed a building owned by
Charles Chase, and occupied by Coolidge
& Lord, pail manufacturers. Loss on
machinery, stock &c, $3,000 ; stock in
snred for $1,000 ; building also insured.
Big Pig. Benjamin Nason, Esq., of
So. Berwick, Mass., recently killed a pig,
7 1-2 months old, which weighed 485
Those Steers. Col. Willis' " Ver
mont Steers" weighed on the first of De
cember last, soon after their arrival at his
residence in Pittsfield, Mass., as follows.
The two years old, 3325 pounds, some
50 pounds less after having been recent
ly exhibited to a County, State and Uni
ted States Fair, and carried some 400
miles, and dnven about 100. The year
lings weighed 2250 pounds. lb.
CiT Mr. "William Boyce of Woodstock,
raised 95 bushels of Carrots on less than
JVike?s"SoVe roar m at
Beat This Who Can Henrv T.am.
phear, of this village, killed a pig last
Saturday, the 29th of December, nine
months and twenty-one days old, that
weighed 375 pounds. There was anoth
er from the same litter, killed in this rW
by Daniel Fowler, some four weeks be-
lore that weighed 325 pounds. These
were well worth putting into a pork bar.
reL when pork brings the prices it W
mis fall. Vt. Republican.
Death by Accident Mr. Onr,
Hubbard, of Lyndon Center, came to his
in a sudden manner on Tnejsdn
tne 1st instant He was drawing W,
y irom vvneelock, and coin? down
the hill he attempted to set unon th ua
r . .
uur some unexplained reason w
drawn under the tongue and roller f the
lne team came to a stand still by
tuuuuig agauist a stump, and it was three
quarters of an hour before the body of
- aa extricated. Nn ln,;..
Ta Upon hls bod7 and it is supposed
he was KmnthnnA i i.. ...
UJ, oelng crugned intQ
xi. was aoout 40 v.. r
a era nnJI "
"b-, ,cayes a wile and several chil-
Mork Maine Law. Mr. Warner b
Ayrcs, of the Merril House, Colchester
was, on Monday last, brought before Jug!
tice Ilollenbcck, by Sheriff Reynolds on
a charge of selling liquor contrary to law.
On a hearing he was found guilty ari(j
fined $20 and costs, amounting to 20,23
Enlistment Question. Xew yorl;
Jan. 10. The Tribune's Washington
correspondent telegrapsj A decisive step
has been taken relative to British enlu
ments. The long correspondence on the
subject between the two governments has
been closed by an elaborate and conclu
sive dispatch to Mr. Buchanan, sent last
Saturday, requiring the British govern
ment to recall Mr. Crampton, or leaving
the alternative of the administration givt
ing him his passport here. The same
paper signifies distinctly the revocation
of the exequaturs of Consuls Barclay at
New York, Mathcw at Philadelphia, and
Raycroft at Cincinnati, who were impli
cated in the enlistments.
Vermont Bible SociETY.The For-
V umu Anniversary of the Vermont
Bible Society was held at Montpelier,
Oct. 17, l8o6, Hon. Zimri Howe, Presi-
Wilder withdrew his proffered rM; -r." .. -.
tion. , me directors was very
vnauie. iae receipts for the year 1855
Latest from Congress.
Washington, Monday, Jan. 14,
House. Mr. Trafton corrected
statement made by Mr. Campbell on
Saturday, that there was no Bible in th,
congressional library.
1 he House proceeded to ballot :
Banks 95, Richardson 60. V,,n. 94
r: i a . .
- (.uumgiun 0 scattering 8.
me second ballot stood nearly th
same as the first. Adiournerl.
Tuesday. Jan. IS.
Hou8E.-Mr. Millson of Va. wished
u to be understood that although he was
voting f0r Mr. Richardson, he in no man
ner was committed to the line of policy
laid down V, r .. J
, ,.c j-femocrati mmu .
but will hereafter feel free to dispose of I
v0ie wnere it can be most effectually
Mr. Quitman of Miss, who had ceased
- voie tor Air. Richardson, stated th
reasons that influenced him again to sup-
t gcuueman. The House then
voted, which was the one hundred and
twelfth ballot
Banks had 93, Richardson 66, Fuller
33,. Pennington 9, scatterinrr ft. Ad
journed. - j
w 9,ov,iz wnicu is more than
- laiwu inanypreceeding. 2,509
una Acstaments have been given
away Dy distributors during the year, and
large numbers sold. The next anniver-
bary w,u be holden at Montpelier on the
tu 01 ucu 1806,
Joseph Croto, of Water st., B
-gton was, on the 27th inst., brought
'ore justice llollenbeck. ohnrj . ...
BeUinghquor without license; and was
U-gAiJty'Ta1nd fined 810 d costs.
C" Also, Patrick Cadaeant-of Wo,-
c .... " m
7: L 24th begirt by
uvuu oeiorg the game j
seinng nquor in violation of
- ; ana on a bearing was found guil
tj, and fined $10 and costs.
6T F. Lathrop, Hotel keeper, Jericho
ub, was brought before the same
" , , cc on w inst, by Sheriff Rey-
,ecu Wlla V101atlng the u
7 Wa ,0Und a'l fined S20
and costs Free Press.
SiUC.Isham, Druggist at Wi
nooski, was akft Kv.t 1 .
law. He was fined S20..n-,..
-Free Press. '
Later from Cape Hattien. Aew
Korl, Jan. 10. Advices from Cape Hay-
tien to Dec. 20, announce that nearly the
wnoie male population has been marched
off to join Soulouque's army, which was
reported to be 30,000 strong, and to be
marching against St Jago. The edict of
the Emperor, discontinuing the cutting of
mahogany, was strictly enforced. There
was no sickness at the Cape. Provis
ions dull. Four American vessels were
left there, among them, brig R. W. Pack
er, eight and a half days from Xew York.
New Railroad Project. We learn
from the Lake Superior Journal, that a
meeting v.'as held at Marquette, Dec 15,
at which it was resolved that a railroad
be constructed from Green Bay or Fon
du Lac to the State line, between ranges
30 and 34, and thence a branch to On
tonagon River, and another traversing
the Iron Range, if practicable, to Mar
quette. Also that a branch be located
along the Mineral Range to Cliff Mine
and Copper Harbor.
The President. A correspondent
of the Philadelphia Enquirer, who called
on President Pierce on the 1st inst, says
of him : " I had heard that he was look
ing ill, but was not prepared to find him
such wreck of his former self. His per
son has become very thin, and his face
wears a hue so ghastly and cadaverous
that one could almost fancy he was gaz
ing upon a corpse.
Washington, Jan. 11, The Supreme
Court sustained the claim of Pearson B.
Reading to the extensive rancheof Buena
Ventura, in California, thus affirming the
principle esiaoiisnea m 0
It would seem, therefore, that the fact
Reading joined the forces of this country
against Mexico, does not invalidate a
grant made by the last named govern
ment. The Agricultural Society had a full at
tendance this morning; but little business
was transacted. M. P. Wilder was unani
mously re-elected President, with a Vice
President from each State. George AY".
P. Curtis, made an eloquent address,
when the Convention adjourned. The
next annual exhibition will be held in
Intehesting from Bermuda. Xew
Tori, Jan. 10. An arrival from Ber
muda brings papers to the 2Gth ult, from
which we learn that the United States
sloop-of-war Cyane had been to Antigua
to inquire into the taking of a colored
seaman from an Ameriean vessel, under
the pretense that he was a slave.
A British sloop-of-war was in rort .it
the time, and the report says that on en
tering the harbor the Cyane took a very
menacing position in re-ard to her. and
refused to salute the English flag until
reparation was made for th Wnlt nf.
fered to our Government Interviews
were had between the CommamW f
the two vessels, with what result is not
stated. But it is said the question has
has been referred to a hieher enr
The Cyane left Antitnia on th 1 r.tl, nf
The Poor and Destitute of Bos
ton. By the annual report of Cbh-f of
Police Taylor, it appears that during the
last year 7860 persons were provided
with lodgings in the several station house?
they being poor and destitute of a place
wherein to lay themselves down to rest.
Of this number, only 1909 were Ameri
cans, the remainder. 5957, being foreign
ers ; 61 CO were males, and 1706 were
females ; 4939 were non-residents, and
2927 were residi-.it nf iUv
Col McCrea, whose escape from a
Kansas jail has been a subject of recent
congratulation among all the friends of
freedom, is in Detroit, where he has been
telling the story of his wrongs by invita
tion of a number of the prominent citizens
of that city.
C3 On the 9th inst ouite a number of
filibusters were arrested by the U. S.
uistrict Attorney, on board the steamer
Star of the West, bound for San Juan.
Bingham, the American candi
date, was elected Mayor of Pittsburgh
on the 9th inst
C2T Mrs. P. A. Morgan. Boston, died
from the effects of chloroform adminis
tered by a dentUt while baying a tooth
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