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A. A. CARLE, EDITOR. BARTON, FEBRUAEY 14, 1866. TERMS. One year in advance, KATE OF ADVERTIMJfO. One column, one year, Half column, one year. On fourth column, one year. One iqnare. f 12 lines) one vear. One square, or lesg, three weeks, 2,00 975,00 40,00 25,00 8,00 1,60 Leral notices, 12 cents per line for one, two, orwree insertions. No paper discontinued until all arrearages are paid, except at the option or the puniisner. Intemperance and Crime. In an article on this subject we last week presented facts and statistics to show that a large majority of the crimi nals in our country are of intemperate habits. Wc wish to make the con nection between crime and the use of intoxicating liquors so obvious that there can be no possibility of calling it in question. We therefore present some additional evidence on the same point, to which if our readers will give a candid consideration, we are sure that not one of them will doubt that rum and crime are as inseparably con nected as the Siamese Twins. In 1850 there were G0,000 drunk ards in the State of New York, of whom 3,912 were convicted of crime. At the same time, there were 2,540, 000 persons in the State, who were not drunkards ; and of this number only 3, C90 were convicted of any violation of law. One out of every fifteen drunk ards was a criminal, while only one sober man out of every GG1 was guil ty of any breach of law. More crimes by 222 were committed by the G0,000 intemperate than by the 2,540,- 000 temperate inhabitants ot the State. Can anything demonstrate more forcibly than these facts the ac- . tive agency of intemperance in the production of crime ? Iu the city of New York, the number of arrcst3 by the police in the year 18G4 was 54,751. Of these, 6,591 wjrc for assaults, usually committed under the influence of liquor, 9,365 were for disorderly conduct, a little more so than in assault cases ; 6,802 were for "disorderly intoxication' that is, for fighting when drunk : and 1 6,655 were for intoxication in plain English, for being so dead drunk that they had to be carried in by the police. Here is a sum total of 39,413 eases, that wo may safely conclude to have been caused by the use of intoxicating liquors of various kinds ; for if there are any of ' these cases that are not properly chargeable to this cause, they are more than balanced by the hund red casc3 of murder and manslaughter, or the 4,866 cases of petty larceny, the greater number of which are the result of dram drinking. The New York Times comments upon these facts as follows : ; "Every day's police and criminal reports indicate anew the great and terrible agency of liquor in the pro duction of crime. In the latest of our local horrors the murder of Senor Otero in Brooklyn the perpetrators of the crime, if we may infer that those under arrest as the culprits are really such, first plied their victim, and then filled themselves with hot and strong liquor, as a necessary pre iiminary to the commission of the atro city. And nine out of ten of the mnr. ders that disgrace our community are unuer me same internal influence. The same thing may be said of the lesser grades of criminality. In cases of violent assault, the assailants are nearly always excited by liquor; and in a large proportion of the persona outrages on the streets and elsewliPi-o the victim or the perpetrator is a vic tim 01 this unnatural stimulus. It is one of the chief causes of domestic quarrels and difficulties one of the lundamcntal agencies of degradation and vice. In fact, it would seem from our experience, that, but for liquor uim us innuences, tne grosser forms oi crime would m a great measure cease to prevail. The American Wo- i, yji uu umsses, are altogether too mucn given to the use of strong liquors whisky, oranay, gin, &c, and per "la my opinion every crime has its origin, more or . less, in the crime o drunkenness." Judge Coleridge, at Oxford, said "There is scarcely a crime comes be fore me which was not directly, or indirectly, caused by strong drink. Justice Patterson, at Norwich, said to the Grand Jury : "If it were not for this drinking, you, and I should have nothing to do." Baron Alderson said: "Drunken ness is the most fertile cause of crime, and if it could be removed, the assizes of the country would be mere nullities." J udge Wightmau, charging the Grand Jury at Liverpool, said : "I find from a perusal of the evidence in the depositions, one unfailing cause of four-fifths of the offences in this (as, in deed, it is of every other) calendar, the besetting sin of drunkenness. In almost all the cases of violence to the person, the scene has been a public house or beer shop, and the parties inHamed and exasperated by intoxica tion. So long as the habits of the people are those of intemperance whenever an opportunity is afforded. so long as they are incapable of recre ation and enjoyment except that of drinking to excess in a- public house, much improvement cannot be expect ed." The evidence now adduced show; clearly and incontrovertibly that the use of intoxicating liquors tend to produce crime. Let us advance a step, and see whether, conversely, tern perance has any tendency to diminish crime. Immediately after the "rent f . . Washington movement, of 1842, the revolution in the drinking usages of society made itself strikingly manifest in the diminution of crime. The average number of convicts in the State prison of Maine, had been eighty, for several years ; it was less than sixty for several years after. The number of prisoners decreased a full fourth, while according to the census, the population increased a full fourth ; thus making the real diminution of crime as the result of increased intem perance fifty per cent. As early as 1831 the number of prisoners at Sins Sing,X. Y., was 1000, but immediate ly after the inauguration and vigorous prosecution of the total abstinence movement, and doubtless as a conse quence of it, the number decreased to 763; notwithstanding a great increase in the population both of the State and city of New York. In Portland, Me., at the March term of the police court for 1851; seventeen indictments i;- crime were prosecuted. A few months afterwards the prohibitory law went into force, and was thoroughly execu ted, and at thc'March term, 1 852, of the same court, only one solitary in dictment was presented, and that was found to be the result of a malicious prosecution. During the nine months Jotham Cummings. Deacon Jotham Cummings of Mor gan, was undoubtedly one of the pur est and noblest men of Orleans Coun ty, in its early days. We doubt if there was more than one. man of more genuine ability, and that was Samuel 'C. Crafts. Mr. Crafts had more edu cation, and more of the culture ac quired by mingling in society. He was in public service in the County, State and Nation, during a large part of his life, and was always upright, pure minded and capable. Mr. Cum mings lived in a small town and in one of the remote and unfrequented parts of it, and, by natural disposition and choke, was a home man, moce;t, unassuming, shrinking from public la bor, except when the call of duty to his church or town, was urgent. Then he did his duty and did it well, no matter how difficult and responsible it was; and at once returned to the seclusion of his home. His natural talent was very great. It is believed that, with advantages for education and for the display of his talents, he would have shown power equal to any man in the country. He is remem bered by the older and middle aged men of Morgan, first of all, as he appeared as office bearer in the church. Meet ings were first held in private houses. sometimes in barns in summer. The deacon was ahvavs there. listemno- thoughtful, sedate, his head a little dropped, as though the mighty truths of revelation were absorbing all his energies, and enwrapping his soul in a qu ict ecstasyof peace, hope and joy. At the communion he passed the ele ments; rather tall, a little stooping, his hair gray, not white, long and smoothly combed back, spectacles on his eyes, his right hand holding the plate or cup, his left sometimes rest ing on the hip and he moved so qui etly, and with such sweet solemn di.r. nity from bench to bench that the room may have been the very gates of heaven to his brethren and sisters, and it was certainly none oilier than the house of God, to some of the young, and ordinarily restless snirits that were present. Ir. Cummings' house was the home of many a minister and inii,.i..iT who went into Northern Vermont at that early day. He was the wise man ui me enuren. u ;inv wntren iin. ni hus neu lie w Sunday. Of course it was exhibited at noon, on the benches of the old school house, or out under the shade Glover.- At a recent election the following officers were chosen for the Rising Star Lodge No. 25, lor the of a tree, where the family gathers! quarter, commencing Feb. 1st: around it. It thus recalls to us, not; N. B. Davis, W. C. T ; Miss E. Blan only itself, but' the memory of those j chard, W. V. T; Rev. N. W. -Scott, times, their rustic habits and their j W. C; J. Dewing, W. S ; J. Blodgett, R. II. S ; M. J. Phillips, L. II. S ; E. W. Clark, W. F. S; C. N. Hibbard, W. T ; M. C. Salmon, W. M ; C. A. Merriam, W. D. M ; A. C. Phillips, W. I. G ; E. L. Stanton, W. O. G. home comforts and virtues. And let no one smile scornfully at them. They produced men and women of great worth, of great and good influences to the world and the church. Onr manners are different, but our virtues, are they as pure, as noble ? Are our lives as useful ? We should like to believe that Morgan has now a man of as pure faith and life and influences as was Father Wilcox in his day, or a man of as dignified,intelligcnt christ ian manhood as Dea. Jotham Cum mings. We wish we could induce Rev. Jacob S. Clark to give us a worthy notice of his character and usefulness. Mr. Clark was nearest neighbor to Dea. Cummings during the latter part of his life, and as a pas tor learned to love and honor him we are sure. He can do such a work better, more appreeiatingly, than any other man. And it must be to him a labor of love. LOCAL NEWS. Going Away. We learn that our old friend. Elijah S. Cowles ot Cov entry, is going to leave that place and take up his abode in New York City. He goes into the office of Mr. Charles Cheney, 1 95 Broadway. We are sor ry to have "Lije"' leave, but presume the change will be beneficial to him, and hope that it may result in his pre sent prosperity and future glorv. We have ever found him honest, trust worthy and reliable; -and all the people say amen. , Dox.vnox axi Oystkr Suppeis. The people of Coventry are to try their hand at donations on next Fri day evening, for the" benefit of Rev. P. H. White and family. The people of that town should remember that there is but one regular minister there and they can therefore afford to be liberd. Barton and Albany have set several patterns which they will do well to imitate. Of course they will not al low themselves to be distanced. ' ' Morgan. The officers of Seymour Lodge No. 1, for the ensuing quarter are as lollows : Orrin Taylor, W. C. T ; Susan C. Parker, R. H. S ; E. T. Parker, L. II. S; M. A. Williams, W. V. T; Abby. Lord, W. F. S : Viola Taylor, W. T ; J. M. Bedell, W. M; S. Allbee,W.D. M; L. Hackett, W. I. G ; J. N. Pills bury, W.O. G; F. O. Clark, W. S; Sarah Taylor, W. A. S ; R. Maplesden, W. C. Coventry. The officers of Piccio la Lodge of Good Templars for the current quarter are as follows : Rev. P. II. White, W. C. T ; Mrs. P. II. White, W. V. T; A. Cowles, W. R.H.S ; Peleg Kendall, W.R. L. S: Sarah Gray, W. S; S. Boynton, W. A. S ; A. R. Cowles, W. T ; E. S. Howe, W. M ; F. Herbert, V. I). M; Ella Thrasher, W. I. G ; Damon Ware. W. (). (J: Mrs. S. P. Cowles, W. C. This Lodge, the oldest in the Slate is iu a very flourishing condition, has re ceived new members almost State News. Another New Church in Montpe lier. On Friday evening, 2d inst, at a meeting in the vestry of the Brick Church, it was resolved that a due re gard for the proprieties of public worship, the convenience of the people, and the credit of the parish and the town, require the erection of a new church, at an estimated expense of from thirty to forty thousand dollars. The last figure, in our opinion, is the lowest we ought to think about, and therefore the figure we should all work for in right good earnest. The meet ing adopted a form of subscription and the resolution fc form of subscription were adopted unanimously. The de termination was to have a new and good church, and to this all opinions as to conditions of subscription were subordinated. This is the true way. A new church never can be built if everybody shall wait for everybody else to agree about the details. A committee has the matter of subscrip tions in charge, and will immediately enter upon their duties. Now let the people meet thein cordially and liber ally. "O, come let us worship the Lord in the beaut- of holiness,'" said David on one occasion, and we read in the margin, that the invitation was to worship "in His glorious sanctuary.' The sanctuary should be "glorious," for purity and beauty, as the temple was. How unlike that are most sanctuaries, and ours ! If our private houses were no better, we should hardly wish to invite our friends to them. Watch man. A Faithful Teacher Rewarded. Some trouble, and a law-suit, re- ........ l : i. . . . , . .. i i l earning me puiiisiiiiieut oi a scholar, ''v,'r.v occurred last week in tin- district weeK since the year came m. and in-1 school at Orange centre, in which right tends to keep on doing so. prevailed so triumphantly that it d ics esoecial notice. The toucher i. i. l rue v tu. have purchased the corner lot formerly occupied bv dwelling house of Judge Moon in New- - . 1 A , pori. aim niietiu in ereet a serve -Miss Emily Batehelder of East Mont peher. with the volunteer assistance of one of the boys of the school, punish- itisiness I'd u I;trjv :m mnii v -lilni- -!,,- oiocr wmcn shall supply a telt neees-j was endeavoring to make :i fuss in the lty, and be an ornament to the village, j school and defy the teacher. I so severe ly mat lie hegtred tor mercy, and lather Orosecllted lhe te:irlie- I,.swpj village school in Charleston, last week float!, of Plainfield and Diekev" of CONGRESS. Disturbance in School. In tin occurred o n e of those disgraceful scenes which too often happen, as a of neglect iu parental -ult natural n authority, and too lax condition of discipline in school. One Henry Lyon, a youth of seven teen, not having the fear of Prda-l gogue before hi eyes, and having tooj far given way to his leonine nature,! forcibly resisted the teacher in his at-! Bradford were sumniond for the prose- j l, Washington, Thursday, Feb. 8. SENATE. Mr. Doolittle presented the creden tials of John Poole, Senator elect from North Carolina. Tabled. Mr. Stewart offered a resolution, which was adopted, instructing the Judiciary Committee to inquire what legislation is necessary to protect the citizens of the United States in the Territory of Utah in tbeir civil rights. A bill was introduced amendatory of the judicial system. Referred to the Judiciary Committee. The Senators elect from Colorado were admitted to the floor by a vote. The bill for extending time for the withdrawal of goods from the public stores and warehouses was taken up, but the -expiration of the morning hour prevented final action. Mr. Wilson introduced a bill to re peal the act authorizing the settle ment of claims against the United States for property taken or destroy ed by the army in the lately rebellious States. Referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. The bill for the relief of J. B. Rit tenhouse, Paymaster of the Pacific Squadron, indemnifying him for the loss sustained by the robbery of his safe was passed. The Constitutional Amendment in relation to representation was taken up. Mr. Lane of Indiana made a speech iu favor of it. Mr. Lane spoke at some length when further discussion was postponed un til to-morrow. The bill enlarging the powers of the Freedmens Bureau, with the House amendment, was reported from t,e Judiciary Committee. All the amendments by the House, except that restricting the operation of the bill to States in which the habeas corjitts was suspended in Feb. 1, 18GG. were agreed to. and the bill then pass ed. Adjourned. HOUSE. The House by 1 12 against 29 pass ed the bill setting apart "all public "s lands in Mississippi. Alabama, Louisi ana, florida and Arkansas for home-: i stead purposes. No distinction is to! An additional section was added making the appropriation as bounties for the destruction of the. enemy's vessels during tho rebellion appliea. ble to all cases. Also a new section, that no part of the amount appropri ated shall be paid in violation of the act prescribing the oath of allegiance. The bill then passed. The Bankrupt bill was then taken up and its various sections discussed. A bill was introduced, giving threr months pay to officers honorably dis charged since the 19th of April, 18G". Referred to the Military Committee. Adjourned. The Confession of Starkweather. In the evidence offered cn the trial of Starkweather for the murder of his mother and sister, there was an appa rent want of motive for the commission of the crime, and the counsel for the accused took skillful advantage of this defect to sustain the plea of insan ity. This link in the chain of evi dence is now supplied by the publica tion in the Hartford Courant of a confession made by the murderer, to a former friend and neighbor, a few davs after the crime was committed,, under a promise that it should not be ust.-d to his disadvantage. Starkweather said that in the eariv part of the week preceding the hoi;,i eide, his mother came to Hartford and executed a deed to him of the hon:.-. stead. Previously (in 1862) she had delivered to him a deed of a lot. con taining sixty -three acres, though th. deed had never been recorded. J;i giving him the deed of the homestead, she had required him to give in re turn a mortgage note for fifteen hun dred dollars in favor of Ella, his si. ter. On the Saturday following, h said, he went to I'oekville, and. secur ing the Services of a lawyer there, had the sixty-three acres of land, giv en to him in 1862, and the homestead which had just passed into his po.-s; s sion. 'deeded by a warranty deed tu Miss Emerett Campbell, of Manches ter. This young lady, it appears, had refused Starkweather's offers of mar i iage, notwithstanding his earnest ami repeated solicitations, and he 1. formed an idea that her reiection ot made on necoimt nF mm r- niAiw i Lie cult- n-.-i. J.. . c - eution and Mr. French o Banv went 'No mineral lands are to be linbl, to ! b;1,-,.,.,l ,.,.,i;t; , u; ... , ' J'H.JlLii ailairs. up to defend the teacher. The doctoi being ealled to examine the -abused' ooy, stated that he evidently wa ty well punished, but he thought not ao-' uoeu- sought Auctions. Erastus Booth, a. ministrator of the estate of "'te B. Wing, late of Trov. sells hin.i to draw It. 111 Wli:ilrin .C d.: . kiiIkm' nriiiiin'M- ..,,.,).... f -l. 1,1.1 . j -" ii 'uiiu, man, ami oossesse .h,bez I mney, as administrator of tl.o j sulliciot strength to have fu!lv estate oi Joseph .V 11 ill, late of Green .,,!.! ... .f I'.. 1 ...1 .11 r vuin uu in- iiiuim wiiouau not "iorm ed an opinion," which was, "that he wiui't licked half enough. " Seeing what th" ineyitnbl.. ivsult r.f , --- . v..v ..Mill VI IU",L,U "i ---in.il. i ne roan was. ! atria must he. he nro-nt c,.,i entry or settlement i The House considered the Navv pret-1 appropriation bill. The Navv nniirniirintinii bill h-oj quite what he deserved. An attempt j reported f,-,m U,e Committee of the ..a, ( ....Co.- iijun, nut a man 10 e. with amendments bm no Fm.,1 On his return home that evening he stopped at Mr. Campbell's house and gave the deed to Emerett as stated in her testimony). When he reached his own house he told his mother what he had done, and s! und was needed he could execute it with great precision and appropriate ness. Perhaps this was his peculiar forte. Certainly few men, lawyer or minister, could excel him in such work nrinr to tli t-ir 1..,,. 1 11 tlie church wanted drawn no n-ti.-h into operation. 279 persons were re r m i , 1 n .... l1;0113 ot faith and a covenant, etter. mis- committed to jai in Port and : durin- 1 ' . of . ' uu "-c. or charges against an offendim the nine months following only 135, ,,1,,.,. . .. t., -i .. .. a,n a lusioj, or a result mu, una,: ot tliose were 0f i-omicil. of coiirso Dea iiluor ueaiers, punished for violation haps they are also getting to use too extensively heavy beers and ales. As we have evidence every day that they are the main" source of crime people ought to take warning as to how they touch them and to whom they offer them." A very important aad mighty testi mony on the relation between intem perance and crime is that which is furnished by the declarations of iudes and other official persons. Many of iuo mosi eminent English judges have spoken emphatically on this subject Lord Bacon long ago said : "All the crimes on the earth do not destroy so many of the human race, nor alienate so much property, as drunkenness." J Judge Hale after twenty rears pt. r.ie"C.e,a"d Pbscrvation declared- xnut nan the murders, and man slaughters, and buro-laHPQ t.w: and nots, tumults, adulteries, fornica- u0, xa-s, ana other great enormi ties were divided into five parts, four would be found to be the result of xuicjiijiurauee. Judge Crampton, on the testimony of his own experience and observation declarpd that Tt, ' . iW summon use OI intoxicating liquors is one of t h nay, the chiefest of the chief causes of iuc c-iiuies, me misery, the poverty, ukuimw ui mauKinu. it 13 im possible to look into any circle, how ever respectable, without tracing to the exciting effects of intoxicating liquors almost all the evils which have been inflicted on society." Judge Gurney at Carmarthen sai J : .p ii ... ot tne prohibitory law. Similar re sults occurred everywhere, under a thorough and persevering enforcement of that law, and if the law were vigor ously enforced in Vermont, our jails would have rooms to let, instead of being crowded to overflowing, as some of them now are. These facts, to say nothing of half a dozen columns more of the same sort, which might be produced if neeess Cummings must doit. If the town wanted a petition to be presented to the Legis lature, or to the court, or any other paper for public use, Mr. Cummings was the man to write it. Perhaps on more than one occasion have officials at a distance, reading with admiration and surprise, one of the papers he had written, enquired where they found up in that new country, -a man of such i great uproar and consternation in ,u,'n ! the school room, and a smart battle aild ; lrtuvll til,, mlfliiu '1'!, . . I" . . -.v. .. x v i'uuh.-. in- it-a net con prosecution finally withdrew the suit, when a collection was taken up which paid ail the ex penses to which Miss Bat dielder had oeen sui.icetcu. and bmice ";!i,.!,) action was taken. lhe House considered the Bank- i censured him for doing what she on,- l'ln-vt lull , I "i" .: iiOii ceu to lie a verv too i n.-t Tliei id ie was a long debate on the an-' evoreso-d W.1F ;,, i i ..... -vt c-iuji aims. propmtioa for the Peusaeola navy i Some further conversation nf n?! i excited character ensued, which re finally agreed i su ted in his mothe's .r,,;,,,, .,,,, ,,,.4;,,'.. upon appropriating $20,000 for the the deed and note 1 which " ii - .run vara. An amendment wa ' olieivd lint f'i!0-iiir lr n!.li , . . , , , . ) 1 - ? - . ... 11 uiiih 1 1 1 11 1 v lllll'. w.tll- I o, ...-.. I ......I . .. ... 1 ' iailwu U11U P'-oonui prop-ji.is .k1 ertv J- el). 22. pupii, ana perhaps, m some wav make himself amenable to law. kept his temper, and in the end tln-v mutu ally gave UP. the contest, the te:ielw power, and sense of propriety. He prove beyond all d spute, that intern- turc iu ' " perance is a powerful agent in produc- and , 8 , 8. of , -s ng crime, win e temperance tends no also represented the town-! j Z less powerfully to diminish it. We in , 8r- P, , ' ,ot"1"1 Will nn,c; , , ,U 183 ailJ CIl!'lC3 1812, ai.d ill . i.amn iiia,i iiijiiu as scttieu. i Bi; Thing. The town of Albany lie.- tl.o pi-cc-cn -nr,.c.. ;,. ,lv,. nations to ministers the snug little sum of seven hundred and sixty four dol lars. This cannot be beaten by any town of the same population in the state. She has given all her ministers a benefit and now the citizens feel like fish, out of water: they don't know what to do next. The other day a ve ry grave and sedate looking individu al drove through the town, and about! half an hour after some one started ! U'adK'1' is th:it I,t 'd authority therein- greatly impaired, and the "lion" unconquered. The citizens of the village, howev- icr, desiring that the t-:iel.ei- .!,,.,,!,! . . ! ' M'F.UII be fully sustained and the order of society nyiintained. brought the oil'end er -before Justice Pariin. wh-re he plead guilty and was Amm! Cm- dol lars and costs. 'Ml , , . 1 ne only Oiame atta-ln of 1.' ... 11 , . , .. .. 'eri!ine!it property; in her nossession i ..,nl i4.,.;., t :s,,. neseuieu ner. iu Penal! ot the at Peusaeola navy vn.-d i ' tT. , "4 ; ladies of the district with a et o'' i ' ' , , . "P hi his j.resence. High words fol- - 1 11. 1 1 it 1 . witu i nt ox An amendment was adoptee prov - lowed -and I told her ' oi I . .,i t ,so ds,,y,r able spoons and butter ding that so much of 1 st section of act 1 wouhl W tvve ed ?Tl e & , -ere hearty and true 1 ' ' c ? Uonoi ene-1 observed, rendered the deed he had I a teacher who tea. lessiv done lit duty dV i , r Vli 'i f ,Vcn t0 Ca!ai'W1 totally value- TI...T : .. ....... ' (1U' - "! dostiuction of vessels during the less.) -From t'.nt t .i.i...i , i. - 1 11 - . , in tu Hill. i i t I. ..a. II a i n-1 IUIL IiUiiIl i . licV. I' Frost, a Free-Will Baptist .Minister, and an old school-teacher, then made some very entertaining remarks, after which the "meeting" broke up. all go ing home in the host of temi.er. 'v- prosecutor. ...1 ii- . leteiu leoellion. at the s.-iiii. ,-:itn i !... : .-.i. . , .. - .t.nii nine oi me muruer. the idea -in amendment was ndoofo,! tl,.it ; -s . . i-.v. , Wi MlliilLT IllOlIlel ' JiOf t,,.,,-n , w,uV apiiiopnaieu uy this Lull be , mind.' He said he tlmn-dn the cepting. perha i1 rcc man. tin lo the fuller kuowledgi the story that he looked some, like a minister, and rather thought he was ! one. Chase was given bv some half '! lnfllct,,(1 not po- uch case eil a our tatutes in lid Ul'oyided. :in.l "eh summary and severe made Two Custom 11 ou.se Oitreus ;F.ui!i.Y Beat. Custom house ofiVers ! Bingham. f Island Pond, ami Band, of : Newport, suspecting a man in Charles ton of having smuggled whiskey in his : possession, proceeded together" to his , house to investigate the offence. The jsusjieeiea person, hearing of their Orii;ie!i fi ii-t K i-it 1. - .' i .i ..v..v. ... a vliipueO tue w stautlv ; mv of it cih all night Saturday, and Sun day and Sunday night, and all the fol lowing day, -and the more I thought of it the madder I grew,' were the ouis lie used. Monday ni ht made up his mind to do the deed, a a lavorable ooiiortnnitv m-- i uiu miui.i ov ine n moh.w tu . i.; l urmnei. who made j boy. juii-j ! iii'i-u iioiaiieu to taivC :i 1 - .1 . n- oieseiioeu oain oi oiuce. The bill was then reported to the House without final action. The bill was laid over to to-morrow. The bill establishing a uniform bank rupt system was taken up Mr. Jcnckes, who ha gave wav to Mi he ap- Starved Out The ministers in this State are being starved out pretty rapidly. Rev. George Bard, of Water- ford, was dismissed week before last, on the ground of inadequate support. He has a family of five, and a salary of only $.500. Rev. A. A. Barker, of Cornwall, was dismissed two or three weeks ago. He had a comfortable salary before the war, but the advanc ed prices of everything, made his sala ry insufficient. His parishioners grew rich, while he grew poor. Their grand list doubled in five years, but they did not double his salary, nor even increase it. Now they have starved him out, they cannot get a man equal to him, without paying two or three hundred dollars more salary. We learn of several ministers in Or leans County, who are undergoing the same process, and we shall expect to hear of dismissals pretty soon. In the Legislature he was as every where, modest and quiet, but his sound judgment was highly es teemed and influential. He did much business for the town, some of it offi cial, and a great deal of it extra-official. On most difficult matters his counsel was idisnensable : and fine n was his prudence, uprightness, kind ness, and soundness of judgment, that he retained the confidence of all par ties who consulted him. In a town noted for its small quarrels, and for petty mischievous jealousies and slan ders, he was very seldom if ever their bespotted object. In fact he was so much above all around him in the ele ments of moral and intellectual good ness that their slime could not have reached him, if aimed at him, and would not have hurt him if they had reached him. ux "nat he was in his own family e aie not qualified to speak.- We only know that his wife was a worthy a dozen individuals who succeeded i i 1 u'11' lu,ani 51 TO ll;m' vindicated his into a wash tub. i.laced tl... t.,i. ,..i in a overhauling the stranger in Wolcott. i W".a",,i0rit-v' Irlt :i 'i'aad : tiie. eaves, put up a spout, threw 1astinf inqirc.ssiun on the offender. n:iil Hint m..l.. i i i "iu'ii- i u-i umui- ioo ; eo..enient .Monday. ( )n ike a an i i- beers, who dove down into cellai came ine of- no He was promptly hailed and asked if ..- asu i a minister : lie reo led that i v..,.w-. 'r, 1 ii. mere was in- .1 ill 1 1 1 1 1 i inr iiu T.!-v... i ... . .1 l""u ",n "l'-L nuL si 'vsiiug ia ease in this village ja.f : the garret, under the bed into grandfather used to preach. The self j w'k- G. Hale, Ksq.. of Watci.: ti,c cupboards, elosets A-e li'n ,. lord, drew a quantity of wood to ,,e ' whisky appearing, ihev begnVd iw Cokeley of this place, for whi-h he , "i pardon and left 'the premises was to pay so per lv,.-d. Two dif-, 'catly mortilied.at the rudeness their ferent wood surveyors w.-re brought I suspicions had led them into. The on measure the wood, ami both j lua" Wls lelt m possession of a uiuue u anont two cords less than tin seller did. Mr. Hale claimed pav foi the amount accordimr to ln' ,..,..,' iil-l.U 1 t", t his siiomted r. R Mr. appointed committee then told him it was sufficient, and if 1 7 . . . r u 1 4. mill back with them the town of Albany would give him a rousing donation, as they had some loose property left vet. The last we heard from them they were still parleying. Towx Bounties. The following amounts were paid by the several towns in this county to the soldiers enlisting to the credit of such town. It is the sum total mid bv each town during the war: Thekext State Fair. At a meet- companion of such a man, and that "ig oi tne JJoard of Directors of the slranSers always found there a very Vermont State Agricultural Society, model of hospitality, intellectual enter- i.iiius rails, January 31st raiumeui Koa breeding, order and ii was ieu to hold the annnnl Tir S0Clat happiness, and that his ei,;i. September 11, 12, 13, and 14, 1866 dren and Wren's children hold his aviauoodall,Lsq.,0fBrattleboro, mein01T ln great esteem and honor, was elected a Director iu place of Ue owned and occupied a farm, and xutuarajjraaiej, resigned. The con- also turned ms hand to surveying, tiitions for the Fair were accepted bv aud to the mechanical arts. He vniteliiver Junction, Vergennes, teugW surveying to young men, and rauieooro, Kutiand and Bellows lo hls ffn sons, making for himself Falls. The Board adjourned to meet and cach of thcm, the instruments at JMiddlebury, February 20th, to de- needed in the CIaft, including the com- termine the location: Our thanks ar duo ti t ' tus Baxter, and Lnl- p vZ 'S nnU:. j." . ' AU1"iu ior uocumcnts-to the forme 2r gen tleman for a ;ucerg( M uui I ill tar -v i - - The first apple was eat u . first nftir - " J iae X" . pass. W e presume that many pro ducts of his handiwork may be found in the families of his neighbors and de scendants. We should like especially to see a very-neat and useful handled box that he used to make. We men tion this because it wa3 somewhat of a public institution, having been used by his family, and other families for carrying their dinner to rneetin Albany, Barton. Browiiington, Oharlcston, Coventry, Craftsbury, Derby, Glover, Greensboro, Holland, Irasburgh, Jay, Lowell, Morgan, Newport, Salem, " Troy, Westfield, Westmore, $12,45614 30,043 00 C60 00 5,770 00 17,811 64 13,464 42 11,100 00 17,172 13 22,256 40 No returns. 4,938 00 660 00 2,200 00 5,925 00 15,695 01 Nothing. 174 50 7,073 97 2,271 50 Donation ix Irasburgh. The friends of Rev. Mr. Fowler in Iras burgh assembled at the Methodist chapel on last Wednesday evening and gave him a donation of about $130, after paying all expenses. Oil The Newport Oil Company have had an offer from a Boston Com- nanv for thoir tiroll l r, , . I J " " uwnu U3 uiaCK S well) and M. J. Black is now in Bos ton to close the sale whereby the stockholders double their investment. This is considered a better dividend than the members of the "celebrated" Green Mountain Petroleum Company especially those known as the "inner circle" are likely to receive. ...I "1 . -I 1 , . ' - une oKeiey tendered pav for only the surveyed amount. ' Meantime Cokeley had used 1 1-2 cords of the wood, but Hale claimed ho. had used 3 1-4 cords, and took the residue of me wood irom Cokelev s door ... .... i , . . ' oM-ifv men orougut an action of trespass against Hale for taking the wood away, and made his writ re turnable before Justice Howard at th J othce ot v. A. Pierce, Esq. Hale then brought his action for the won, which Cokeley had used, made return able at the village two days before v.oiveie s action was made returnable here. Whereupon Cokeley yielded to iiaie s demands, and tendered him $7 per cord for the wood he had used, ac cepting Hale's measurment of 3 1-4 in stead ot 1 0-8 cords. On the trial of ooKeiey s ease, the mrv allowed rnl- ley the price claimed" by Hale, and estimated the quantity according to iiuie s measurement, na n-o ' - uuuei- stand. in other words. Hale: 1 ins own wood at $2 a cord more than he sold it for, and paid for SOlTlf tn-n i . . -" v coros more than there actually was So the biter was bitten Caledonian, uiu lull ot hrst rate whisky, with the prospect ot several drunks at the ex penseof tin; officers. Vermont U ion. man ami ri! moth.!,- .iv.,1 ome personal explanations relative' to a verv late ho, "LT . "P .'cch a few days since, and re-! onentl, ' .:,, , :; " , 11 1. i . . iniu;iuiin.-u uj oo. loward 1 to some strictures made liv:,,,,,,,,;,' ..i,. . , . '.. JIU Mr. Rosseau. T " " " rlwk iM ,10u Afelv'ee ,.f r w , , : tUlu,iu'i-and lie toon: tin-axe from -ULJVee Ot K eiitiieL-- wo l.l I... i i , . . .ud been reported jT ; T tuSv one' r1 Ti?7 -mediately struck Mnrln.lLn 1 l! -.V ' U"WS Ul)Qii t!i" ,II1VIVU , umi statement, axe. and ,, ,1. IIO . -tate: in so doing I ter Klla. who was lying it with the tattled his sjs. i the back vision T'L 1 1! :loJ.ed? and she sprang uM It was then consider in! Z eC'tto Vt r"; but no final action taken Pn , , Ut' awakli1 On motion the night sessions were ! tal - 'VrT " 7 postponed until Tuesday I ' i ? 1 kll0ck liL"r 111 lhl-' Theft axd Jail. A man nnri b,- Iaborers of Albert Hoffman, in TsWi Pond, in a recent settlement with their employer claimed that they were not fully paid, and according orW. ed a plan of helping themselves, n 1.1 , . -' " VlHj nignc last weeektney slipped into Mr Hoffman's shed, and carried off two hams and an axe. Blackston f II SO1 tr call such a proceeding stealing and tne law writers ot to-day, it seems sus tain Blackstone's views. The old man, who took the hams, undoubtedly considered it stealing, because h forthwith made himself scarce in -those parts, leaving the boy to explain the affair to Mr. Hoffman and the officers. But the boy failing to invent a proper explanation, was lodged in St. Johns bury jail last week. Union. State Reform School. Rev. A. L. Pease xf the commission, in a recent article in the Chronicle, announces the policy of the Commissioners, in refer ence to the school. He states that (hey intend rst, to "begin small."' even smaller than the present actual want of the Mate, with room for enlargement as the necessity for it shall be devel oped. Second, to study simplicity. Noth ing more imposing than a substantial neat thrifty farmhouse and farmin-r establishment, will meet tl ine passer by, as he enquires for the State Reform School. lhird, to make the school ia 1,-1 n , i"UV.lJ like a family and as little like a orison as possible; to make it if possible a home, from which the child, j,oii not wish to run a wav. wliila ,w gctmg additional securities; to make uucuuon a leadinsr idea, n., o , 7 u u. tutaiia T as an e cment ot improvement and retorm; to have the hnt nf uu , 4u, oet oi nientnods, the best of ments m the art of teachin "Pino 11 1 U '""""i eommissionni-o -,.. to have a better farm than iJ,i by any other reform school in New umuu, and to make fa.rmi,.r Principal occupation-of the bo'ys. " uicuman. l he bill for the improvements of theiiarbors on Lake Erie, in tho tt of Ohio was introduced and referred L-rtt to the Committee on Commeree lmprove- weel' A fc.MART Or.n Ar nr , uaoi A- uuer, oi snemeld, over 80 f4" um' cnoPPctt 1 cords of wood. r11 uuiuier ne worked for G L Mathewson, receiving $30 a monthand earning tlie money. Will those pa pers which have been branrinr nlil -vim meu i u years old chon ping a cord of wood a dav i note this ease down. 1 ao lo Fire The dwelling house of W aV? f Barton Landing wis" njured by fire last Thursday mornS Loss about $100. Adjourned. Washington-, Feb. !). SENATE. Mr. Guthrie presented the creden tials of Mr. Houston, Senator elect Irom Alabama for the hort term, labled. Mr. Davis offered a resolution for the appointment of a committer to in vestigate charges attains t r,nv,.r,mni cotton agents, which was discussed OV Alessrs TlovJj -r-. , - ""o, cuciuian, resssen ded and rn,,i .... - i, wU" u.i. neri mo 1,-ini.n. oig nour expired. 1 lie Resolution to amend thn n. oiiiuuon was taken up. Mr. Johnson spoke against it At the conclusion of Mr. Johnson's remarks the Senate adjourned. HOUSE. n-u Tr aihj -uouse concurred n tl, Q00 o 1 , . . '"x v-uaw; :uiu t0 the Freedmen's Bu 'tau um. The Honsp ft, n V p'oceeuea to act , 1Uj auu concurred in the report of the Committee on the Wholo J aguiUSt- 013 ie "CPiatr f $?98W for mach ne shops in the mala building at fl Brooklyn avv Ynt- ni,o ior machine shons lvcws wei'e stricken out. H,i G TTal appropriation bill "iu cuasiaered. was ' I ' ! i if a A -f 000 for th . , ?l 1U- month V. v PPsite the Ports S,Sf7 lards retained. All "v lw,ua lor uie Boston Navy Yard were retained, exemt ion nn inrough the vard nnw i .? ctiy of Chadcto; 6' Z wik and Pensacola Y toall others for those " i i t . V . 1 , i I . . neuu m onier to nut her nut of tl,.. way, that she might not be a witness o in? crime attain st. hi,, T. ..,). . w njdai un work, he used the ave f, i,- and stabbed Ids i,t,i ,.-:.i. . i Kmle. Having done this much, he says he knocked his head no-n,".. ti wall, and made a bruise n l,;, r,.,.,. head, and on the side of his face, and then took his jack knife from his pock et and cut his shirt and brea-t so that the story he had decided to tell relative to being assaulted bv two men, might be believed. After thi in order to cover up his crime, he set lire to the beds, particulars of the find ing of which appeared iu the test;,,,-!,,. on the trial. Henry Wilson, oHlTnsiuirtth. has ost another cow by congestion of the ungs Mx cows, in a herd of forty, have died of the same disease. H. J.Parker, of Jericho, charged with having one more wife than the law allows, is held in the sum of $5000 for trial. Receipts for the Standard. roil THE WEEK ENDIXO FEBEI AHT U. 1SG6. i.evi Glidden, Craftsbury, S. R. Corey, P. Owen, G'over, F. F. Bean, " R. W. Pcabody, St. Jobnsbnry, R. M. Harvey, Troy, L. H. Delano, Albany, H. Williauis, Greensboro A. N. Stewart, Cabot, L. L. Sanborn, Hardw-ick, M. W. Davis, Brownington, "Wm. Edmonds, Irasburgh, E.J. Guild, Joliet,i:i., B. F. Emerson, Barton, Laura Humphrey, Brownington, Mofics Blake, Derby, Edson Lyon, Charleston, J F. Taylor, Barton, B. SI. R. Nelson, Barton, Orleans County Temperance Society. The Orleans Countv Tpmnpi-m k.;. t i 1 - - r-.....vv wvi,n.i, mil lold its annual session at Glover- on Fri.i pnh. roury 23, commcncini? at 10 a Ar t? u t. Cashing of Barton, and Rev. P. H.White "are expected to be among the speakers. Committee of ArranpemetUs. John Crane E B. Simonds, Rev. S. K. B. Perkins. 2,00 2,00 2,00 2,C0 2,00 2,00 2,00 2,00 2,00 2,00 2,00 2,00 1,00 2,00 2,00 3,00 2,00 2,00 2,00 expunged.. Coventry,Feb;i2.iafa.S-CWLES'S