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Orleans Independent Standard
A. A. EARLE, Editor. Barton, Tuesday, April 13, 1869. terms: TermsofthaSundard92,00In advance and no paper discontinued until all arrearages are paid except at the option of the publisher. Rate of Advertising: Onecolumn, one year, $75,00 Hal column, 40,00 One fourth column, 25,00 One square 12 lines, or less one year, 8,00 One square three weeks, 1,60 Legal notices at 15 centsper line. A Gleam of Honesty. Secretary Boutwell seems to be doing a good thing for the country in the way of removals from the customs department of a set .of leprous curs who have been for many months per ambulating the country on the pre tence of looking to the interests of the treasury, but really eating up its sub stance as remorselessly a3 fire licks up a frame of wood. At one swoop he has retired thirty special agents of the treasury, and we hope he will have the good tense not to appoint one in their stead, for of all the curs es that have afflicted our poor coun try since the close of the war there has been nothing that can compare with this branch of service. Their pay has been exhorbitant, and their stealings and levies of black mail prob, ably exceed by four times their salaries. There seems too to have been no sort of compunction on the part of the ap pointing power as to the kind of men that received these appointments, but it appears to us as though it rather looked to a lack of all character as a special recommend, and that it re garded sharpness, stealth and treach ery as far preferable to honesty and manliness in the conduct of this branch. Certain it is, the government has many of this stripe in its employ, who have piled up for themselves un told thousands. How ha3 that wealth been obtained? lias it been by honestlv looking after the welfare of the treasury ? Let all who can, an swer these questions. We entertain no such idea. What has been the need of such a gang of seizing officers and collectors all along our Vermont frontier? Was it to prevent the crime of smuggling ? No. Govern ment has had no such design, and cer tainly if it had the officers had not for they were far too deeply interest ed in their own welfare to wish it Who has ever heard of a smuggler being tried and sent to State prison ? No one. Yet such is tho law, which says that any one caught smuggling shall have his team and goods confis cated and he shall be sent to state prison if convicted. If the law were to be enforced how long would smug glers run the risk of their business ? Where would then b e the need of the vast army of officials we now have to chase them, or to compound with them ? The whole system of collecting the revenue from this par ticular department is a gross outrage upon any people, and a disgrace to any government, and if persisted in for a great length of time will damn any country to eternal infamy. This is not the work of the democratic par ty ; it is a chicken from our own re publican brood, and we are alone rc- sponsible lor it. it will not answer for us to say that the democrats brought on the war which caused the necessity for these thieving officials, for there was no necessity for the re publican party to hav e perpetuated the villanies. We rejoice at the gleam of sunshine that the new secretary gives us. We hope it may not prove as fleeting and evanescent as too many of the projected reforms of the past few years. The Connecticut and Rhode Island Elections. Election in Connecticut took place April 6, and resulted in the choice of Jewell, the republican candidate for gov ernor, over English, by nearly one thous and majority, and a gain of two congress men out of the three, besides a republican majority on joint ballot in the house of about forty. Barnum, democrat, is elected to congress from the fourth district, and we believe will be the only democratic congressman from New England. This election makes New England stand as a uuit. It will also insure the ratification of the fifteenth amendment to the const! tution, which will give the ballot to some two thousand negroes in the state, which will certainly tend to perpetuate the power of the republican party in Connecticut me election in unoue island occurred April 7th. A small vote was cast, but Taddleford, republican, was elected gover nor by about 4000 majority over l'ierce democrat. There are sixty-one republi cans elected to the house and eleven dem ocrats. Spain. We learn that ex-king Fer dinand of Portugal, is to be the future king of Spain, and not the Duke of Montpensier, as every one supposed. We stated last week that we believed the duke was a cousin of Louis Phil- lippe. He was the fifth son of the French king. A few rods from Derbr Line a certain man has gone into the manufacturing of soap. It seems that "he is the right man in the right place" as he needs but little besides the grease, being nat urally supplied with the other article. A friend suggests that a few of Atkins' papers would make up the deficiency. Ezpreti of 6th. Too good to be lost The "certain man " referred to is the local agent for the "Express." Can it be that "the grease" means a few copies of that pa per ? The extent of the soft soaping business is manifest now in the papers sent to the Derby Line office, most being far in arrears many uncollect-J able. The suggestion that a few of Atkins' papers would make up the de ficiency fails to be seen by any of the readers of the said Newport Express. Derby Line. k. y. c. The American Stock Journal for State News. April contains articles on spring man agement of farm stock; cruelty to horses; Ducks; ammonia in stables; best food for pork making; the best breed of cows ; teams for the farm ; raising hogs and making pork ; com parative numbers and prices of farm stock ; necessity for pure water for milch cows ; which is the best stock ; how to detect imperfect vision or blindness in horses ; cooked food for swine ; a new design of a dairy house ; raising colts profitable ; early chick ens ; sheep and lambs spring man agement ; Texas climate soil, &c. ; killing hogs ; curing bacon ; short horn cattle ; swine and their sties ; diseases of the hog; and a number of others that should be read by every farmer Specimen copies sent free. Address N. P. Boyer & Co.,Publishers, Parkes- burg, Chester Co., Pa. Message of President Grant. RESTORATION OK THE REBEL STATES. The Howe Scale Company, at Bran don, has gone into bankruptcy Windsor county jail has not a single occupant at present. Hon. Charles Durkee, governor of Utah territory, i3 a native of Royalton. A new monthly paper is about to be published in Bristol. Lake Champlain is 120 miles long and from one to twelve miles broad. The number of families in Vermont are 54,277. The number of schools taught by males in Vermont in 1867, 8,068. Vermout was partly explored by the French in 1609. The first settlement in Vermont was in 1724. The number of weeks school taught bv females in Vermont in 1867, was 48,258. The number of children in Ver mont between four and eighteen years of age is 75,599. St. Albans annuallv consumes five thousand tons of coal and two thou sand cords of wood. S. B. Hazeltine of Bakersfield has held the office of town clerk for over 50 consecutive years. Ia Rutland for the year 1868,there were 139 births.93 marriages aud 325 births. The amount of wasres paid male teachers, exclusive of board, in V,,.r mont for the year ending March 3 1st 1868, was $56,354. The Rutland incendiaries, recently convicted, have been sent to state prison. The court house and town hall in St. Johnsbury are undergoing thor ough repairs. A Rutland officer has recently visi ted six 'holes" in that town, and made seizures of liquor. The valuation of Hartford is $41 784,165. It contains 3426 dwelling houses,- 522 stores, and 87 mills. It is said that Hon. T. W. Park furnishes the capital for the new pa per about to be started at Bennington. Washington, April 7. The following niessaire was received bv congress from the President at four o'clock this afternoon : To the Senate and JIue of Representatives While I am aware that the time which Congress proposes now to remain in ses sion is very brief, and that it is its desire as far as consistent with the public inter est, to avoid entering upon general busi ness of legislation, there is one subject which concerns so deeply the welfare of the country that I deem it mv duty to bring it before you. I have no doubt that you will concur witli me in the opinion that it is desirable to restore the states which were engaged in rebellion to their proper relations to the government and the country at as early a period as the peo ple of those states shall be found willing to become peaceful and orderly communi ties, and to adopt and maintain such con stitutions and laws as will effectually se cure the civil and political rights of all persons within their borders. 1 he author ity of the United states, which has been indicated and established bv its military i 11, power, must he asserted lor me ansoiuie rotection of all Us citizens in the lull en- ovment ot their freedom and security, which is the object of a republican gov- rnment. But whenever the people ot re bellious states are ready to enter in good iaith upon the accomplishment of this ob- lect, in conformity with the constitutional authority of Congress, it is certainly desir able that all causes of irritation should be removed as promptly as possible, that a more perfect Union may be established and the country restored to peace aud pros perity. A convention ot the people ot V lrginia, which met in liichmond, Dec. 3, 1868, framed a constitution for that state which was adopted by the convention April 17 1868, and 1 desire respectfully to call the attention ot Congress to the propriety ot roviding bv law lor holding an election in that state some time during the months of May and June next, under direction ot the military commander of the District, at which tho question shall be submitted to the citizens ot the Mate ; ana it this should seem desirable I would recommend that a separate vote be taken upon such parts as may be thought expedient, and that at the same time, and under the same authority, there shall be an election for of ficers provided under such constitution, and that the constitution, or such parts thereof as shall have been adopted by the people, be submitted to Congress the hrst .uondav of JJecember next lor consider tion, so that if the same is then approved the necessary steps have been taken for the restoration of the state to its former re lation to the Union. I am led to make this recommendation from the confident hope and belief that the people of that state are now ready to co-operate with the national government in bringing it into such relations with the Union as it ought, as soon as possible, to establish and maintain, and give to all its people equal rights under the laws which are asserted in the Declaration of Inde pendence in the words of one of the most illustrious oi us sons. I desire also to ask the consideration of Congress to the question whether there is not a iust ground for believing that the constitution lramed by a convention of the people of Mississippi for that state, and once reiected. might not be submitted to the people in a like manner, and with a probability of the same result. (,igned) U.S. U rant, Washington, D. C, April 7, 1869. Luck Ahead. There is a brigh prospect for our obtaining an office under the Great Smokist. We had a she relative once that married a Grant, and we feel certain he was a blood relation of the General. If he was we shall get an office certain. Wish we had thought of the blessed circum stance before, and we might by this time have been over the sea, or at least "half seas over." J. Esty & Co., ol Brattleboro, sold during the month of March 310 cot tage orgaus, valued at 35,488.58. Moses Corbett, of Guilford, has four ewe sheep that have produced ten lambs this spring two pans twins and two triplets. crattleboro has recently lulu a town meeting, and recinded the vote of the annual meeting whereby the town liquor agencies was discontinu ed. Mr. Joel Parker of Northfield is in nis you ana his wile in her luuth year, lhey are hale and hearty, and have recently been visiting their daughter in Cabot. r mi L.IQUOR seized. lhursaay morn ing of last week, officers seized $400 worth of ziu and whiskev in the estab ishmeut of James Kelly, of Burling ton. Rollin Amsden, Esq., of Windsor, las received the commission oi a Dep uty Sheriff for Windsor County, he was also elected Constable of Wind' sor, at the town meeting on v emies day, 31st. Mr. Marshall, who was so serious y injured at iSorth Clarendon on Monday, is still alive, and his case is considered more hopeful. Mr. Aaron Lewis, one of the oldest and most respectable citizens ot Poult- ney, died on the night of the 12th nisi, aged 80 years. John U. Flagg, o f Benningtoi clerk ot the V ermont house ol repre sentatives, has been tendered the ap poiutment of principal legislative clerk to the U. S. Senate. Gen. DeWitt C. Clark, late prinei pal executive clerk of the Senate, is strongly recommended for an Audi torship of the treasury. S. H. Wade of Montgomery Cen tre is about to erect a hotel at Eas Berkshire, which place has been with out a public house since the great lire there last spring. A Remarkable Calf. A cow own ed by D. F. Goodrich, ot East Ran dolph, brought its owner a calf that weighed 137 pounds when but eigh hours old, a weight rarely equalled at that acre. Terrible Affair at Memphis. Memphis, April 6. A horrible mur dcr and suicide were committed here this morning by A. J. Wait, while in a fit of insanity. He first killed New bury Gibson, his room mate, by cut ting his brains out with a hatchet, then rushing into an adjoining room he made an attempt on the life of Geo, Nelson, but the latter warded off his blows and only received a severe cut on the head. Wait then ran back to the room where he had killed Gibson and screaming " Farewell to the world," leaped from the third story window to the ground, killing himself instantly. Nelson is in a critical con dition. All the parties were formerly prominent merchants here. Profitable. Wellington Williams of Lyndon, has a sow from jhich he has sold pigs to the amount of $266, besides having kept and fatted eight for his own use. He now has nine about two weeks old which are all sold for six dollars each. The sow is of native breed, five years old this spring. Bitterness of Political Hatred in Georgia. The following appears in an editorial in the New Era, of April 6th, in reference to the Georgia delegation now in Washington, includ ing Gov. Bullock : " As a Grant re publican we loathe these monsters in human shape and hope they may per ish by the wayside, and that the state may never again be cursed by their presence. lhe above incentive to the murder of republicans is denounc ed by every respectable citizen of At lanta. 'Early ix the Field. The 21st I day of February last, Wesley Jaquith killed a large striped snake at a road crossing near George Marcy's, in Uartland, the reptile being quite smart and lively. This is the first instance we ever knew of a snake be ing killed in Vermont during the win ter while crawling about. Post Office Robbed. The post office iu Middlebury was entered' on Saturday night last, and robbed of all the stamps and some money, in all about one hundred dollars worth. The main part of the money escaped the observation of the thieves. Letters had to be sent without stamps on Monday. There is no safe in the of fice. Absconded. Wm. Henry Oder kirk, ot Danville, has absconded with a woman, leaving his wife behind. He collected several debts due his father, andearried off the money, along with $25 sent by him to St. Johnsbury to pay a freight bill by J. S. H. Weeks. Tins Wm. OderkirK two years ago stole a lantern and carving knife from the store of E. F. Brown of St. Johns bury. F"atal Accident. On February 7th, Mr. Job E. Stewart, formerly of East Uardwick, Vt., was accidentally killed by a pistol shot, in Grass Val ley, Cal. He was, in company with others, engaged in firing at a mark when, by some mishap, the pistol of one of his comrades was prematurely discharged, the ball entering the left side of his neck and passing down to his lungs, lie died the following day me deceased leaves a wile and one child. Chittenden county ha3 fifteen towns one city and one gore. Buel s Gore n Chittenden county, increased 17 in population in 10 years, having 18 in- abitants in 1850, and 35 in 1860. Colchester ranks second to Burling ton in population, in Chittenden coun ty. Jericho Corners is 604 feet above the oceau. Chittenden county- covers about 500 square miles. Chit tenden county was incorporated Oct. 2, 1782. The St. Albans Messenger has the following statement of a singular oc- urrence recently in the town ofSouth lero. Miss L. Trovil. a L'irl about 7 years of ago, left her house on Fri day evening, the 19th ult , bare-headed and bare looted, without the knowl edge ot her family. They, however, soon noticed her absence, hut not find er on the premises, concluded that she had gone on a visit to a house n the neighborhood. The next morn Dg one of the famih went to the barn and discovered the girl lying in an unconscious state on a snow-drift. She had lain there ail night, and her arms were badly frozen, but her bauds and feet were covered bv the drifting now, and were thus prevented from reezmg. Mie could give no explana tion ol ner strange conduct, but was irobably laboring under temporary leraimement. Iter condition is not considered dangerous. A ad Case. A Man Loses one Foot and i aht of tuk Otiivii from the IjFFEcts of kum. Manv oi our t. Albans reader- know Patrick Kid- ii i i 1 1 - i :! wen, who lives on tmemore uni, on the Fairfield road. He is an Irish man, and for years has been a hard hard-drinking: Winooski. Mrs Wm. Greenleaf, while crossing the street from th house of Mr. Greenleaf, on Wednes day, slipped on some ice covered by snow, and falling broke one arm above the wrist. Council of Censors. We have received lew returns of the vote for Council of Censors on Tuesday, but enough to show that the ticket is dec ted by a small majority. There were seventeen votes cast in St. Albans thirty-nine were cast in Burlington five in Rutland, and nine in Poultney At the annual school meeting of District No 1, in St. Johnsbury, it was moved that three ladies be added to the Prudential Committee, and they were elected without a dissenting voice. The Caledonian says, this is a step in advance for Vermont, but ladies have been put on school com mittees in Massachusetts and other States for some time, and they are said to prove very popular in that place. A Scot and an Irishman threshing for a Dutch farmer in America, the former observed to the latter, that in the course of a long residence in this country, he had remarked the uncom mon docility of the horses; that among many instances of their tracta bility, he had actually seen them em ployed in threshing out wheat. "Ar rah, my jewel," cried Pat, "I'm a doz en years too ripe to believe that." The Scot persisted that what he said was true, and Pat, staggered at length by his serious and repeated assertion, exclaimed, in tones of wonder, "And how do they hould the flails ?" a few evenings since there was a dis graceful row in that place where, of all in town, at that hour "the people most do congregate, for which those who most keenly felt the shame, and yet who were not in the least to blame, felt called upon to apologize to the public ; and now we see how a poor man has been crippled for life and his lfe itself been seriously endangered. Yes, we see these - because they " are cases that we cannot help seeing ; but we cannot see the anxiety of wives for their husbands, parents for their sons and friends for their associates, that extends to circles that we think are happy, and is traceable, like many other sorrows and nearly all the crimes, to the fell Destroyer. We do not now appeal to the pub lie ; but in the name of the public, which for the most part we know is temperate and moral in its tone, we would once more lift the voice of warning to those ot our neighbors who will persist in a business that is alike dishonorable and dangerous, and this voice they should take heed how they hear. St. Albans Messen ger- Sentence of the Shrewsbury Mur derers. In the Rutland county court to-day, Judge Benjamin H. Steele sen tenced the Shrewsbury murderers Horace R. Plumley to be confined in the State Prison, in solitary confine ment until September 29, 1870 aud on that day to be hung; Selba Plumley, aged sixty-eight, to be con fined in the State Prison for life Frederick Plumley to State Prison for twenty years. The prisoners were surrounded in court by their families and the scene was a sad one. They had withdrawn their appeal to the Supreme Court to take their sentence. The Fairbanks scale company at St. Johnsbury manufactured last year 33,383 scales, furnishing railroad reight of 8000 tons. The company's 1 1 i . i pay roll during tne year averaged $20,000 per month. During the past year all the Cuban custom houses were furnished with their scales ad justed to the Spanish standard, 112 grains in the pound heavier than the American. The Shrewsbury Murder Cases. Congressional News. working and alas ! a man. About three weeks ago lie came to town with his horse aud sleigh, aud after staving unti Irinking deeply and often, started on lis return. When part way home he was tipped out, and being too much intoxicated t recover his position, he remained in the road and his horse went home alone. After a while, it is not known how long, he was discov ered bv "some other wight late home ward bound," and only a little less intoxicated than himself, and was helped upon his sled and taken home. By this time the effect of his liquor had partially subsided and he was able to put up his horse, that stood shivering in the frosty air. On at tempting to enter the house he. found the door fastened and so managed to get in through the window. His wife had long been gone in search of him, but had missed him, and did not re turn for some time not until it was too late to apply snow to his frozen feet, or do any thing else to avert the serious consequences that have en sued. After suffering intensely the while, at last all hope of saving one of his feet died out, and Sunday Dr. Woodard performed an amputation above the ankle, and also removed one toe from the other foot. The pa tient remains as comfortable as pos sible under the circumstances, but still his condition is extremely criti cal. Now who is responsible ? Let those who daily and nightly deal out rum to every man who calls, no mat ter what his condition, make answer if they can ! There is no occasion to upbraid the poor victim. The respon sibility of every man for himself is no defense. His weakness was well kuowu and his condition could not have been obscure. While the man who sold him the first draught broke the law, the one who furnished him the last committed both a crime and blunder. The execution of the law is not in our hands. Those who are sworn to a faithful discharge of the duties of their offices will act their own discretion. But since public sentiment has so long permitted, if it has not inspired, official leniency, it is for us as an organ of this sentiment to declare against the fatal blunder committed by those who thrive upon the life of the community and at the sufferance of the law. They have vi olated the truce of indifference that has been extended to them, and while put upon their good behavior in a very bad business, have acted as though they thought sufference meant license, and license meant reckless ness and anarchy. AH this we know and yet we do not know a hundredth part of the effects of their offending. We see the prominent cases ; we see how a man lost im ale on the West ern Reserve last summer in a drunk en brawl ; we see a poor inebriate of ten marched to jail ; we see that only Sing Sing Prison. The New York 5uu gives a sorry picture of the con dition of the palatial State prison, lo cated at the village of Sing Sing, West chester Co., NewT York. It contains 1340 prisoners, 138 of whom are wo- men. ine men are lanen irom meir cells before daylight, and are worked in the shops and quarries until about 6 p. M.. time being allowed them for breakfast and dinner; supper consist ing of mush and molasses, being eat en after work is over. The food of the prisoners is represented to be of fair quality and sufficient quantity. The discipline of the prison, however, is severe even brutal in the extreme. At the keeper's will the following tor tures can be administered to the pris oners: 1st, "The Cap," which is a cage of iron bars, enclosing the head, and loeked around the neck of the prisoner, and worn da and night. 2d, "The ball aud chain," a heavy ball of iron attached to the ankle by a chain, and dragged about wherever the prisoner goes. 3d, "The Dark Cell'' and bread aud water; which al most drives some inou crazy in a few days. 4th, "The Yoke," an instru ment of torture worthy of the Span ish Inquisition. This cousists of a flat iron bar, about 6 feet long, and weighing about 40 pounds. This is placed behiud the prisoner, aud his wrists are fastened to staples at each end. A rope is theu attached to the bar and passed around the neck aud shoulders of the man, aud he is rais ed and made to staud on tiptoe. The horrible agony of this torture is such as to cause fainting in many cases, in a few minutes, and such as no man was ever knowu to endure more than an hour. It often crushes the chest and causes death. 5th aud last is the "Shower Bath." A prisoner is put into a box and tie i last, his head only being exposed ; and on the top of his head water is poured until the poor wretch is almost suffocated. This ometimes causes immediate death. Such are the provision:; made by law for the discipline, punishment, aud torture of prisoners in Sing Sing pris on. And tne Keepers and guards oi the prison are represented as in the main brutal enough to administer this discipline with a will. The hegira of Frenchmen from Can ada continues. The St. Albans Mes senger of Tuesday says : "Last night twelve carloads of Frenchmen passed through here, and an equal number are expected over the road to-night, An agent of the new factory at Sun cook, N. H-, is now in Canada after six hunderd. SENTENCE OF THE PRISONERS PAINFUL SCENE IN COURT. Horace R. Plumley was brought into court on Tuesday and sentenced to be hung, and Ziba Plumley was sentenced to prison for life, and Fred erick Plumley to twenty years im prisonment. The scene in court was most painful, and we copy from the report in the Rutland Herald : The clerk called upon Horace R. Plumley to stand up, and said to him : Horace R. Plumley, have you any thing to say why the sentence of the law should not now be pronounced against you ?" The prisoner arose, and with much emotion Answered : " I have a little to say. I have been wrongfully convicted. 1 think it hard for me to be taken away from my family and lay down my life for my enemies." In answer to the same inquiry, Ziba Plumley said: " I have a few words to say to the court and spectators. I shall be 69 years old day after to-morrow. I have lived in Shrewsbury fifty-four years and have raised a large family. I have always known John Gilman, Jr., since he wa3 born. We never had any trouble with each other before the 1st day of August last. He never laid a straw in my way, nor I in his. I have but a few days at most to travel in Vermont, even if I were set at liberty I have been persecuted for the last fifteen years by my enemies, and the authorities of Shrewsbury have turn ed a deaf ear to my complaints. have been a cripple for the last three years by the rough hand of Isaac H Baleh. Aud now I am overtaken bv my enemies. I hope my dowufall will be the means of my euemies salvation I hope the court will have mercy on me and my son r redenck. In auswer to a similar inquiry by the clerk, Frederick Z. Plumley said in substance : " I hope the court will have mercy on me, and I should like to have a minister come in and see me before leave, and have prayers." Horace R. Plumley then received the sentence of the court as follows Judge Steele reading the same from a written memorandum : Horace R. Plumley. you,having been duly tried by an impartial jury, aud convicted of the awful crime of mur der, it has now become the duty of the court to pronounce the sentence of the law upon you, which sentence' is, That on the 29 th day of September, in the year ot our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy, between the hours of ten o'clock in the fore noon and two o'clock in the afternoon, you will be taken from your place of confinement, to the p'ace of execution, and there be hung by the neck until you be dead, pursuant to a warraut to be issued as provided by law, and that you be imprisoned in solitary confinement, in the State Prison, at Windsor, in the County of Windsor, until such punishment shall be inflict ed. As the Judge was pronouncing the sentence, and the room was hushed and still, not even a breath being heard, when he reached the part where he said, " and there be hung by the neck until you be dead," the wife, mother and sister, and other female relatives of Horace in court, uttered a long loud wail of distress, so strong aud continued that the voice of the Judge was drowned by its power. The remainder of the sentence was read amidst the moaning of women and the sobbing of children. The scene was one to affect the strongest hearts-, and scarcely an eye but was filled with tears of sympathy for the families of the condemned men. The Herald of Wednesday morn ing in commenting upon this scene, says : The scene in the court yesterdav was a sad one, an aged wife and motji er listening to the sentence of the law, doomiug a son to execution, and a husband and another son to virtual separation from her for life a young wife, hearing the awful sentence of her companion to be hanged until dead, and a daughter and sister hear ing the judgement which separated her from father and brothers, almost in one short moment mourning chil dren, almost too young to comprehend the tenor of the passing scene, which condemed a father to the ignominy of the gallows. Such a scene ha3 rarely, if ever, been witnessed, and God for bid that it ever may be witnessed again, in our community. The colonies of Victoria and New South Wales are both suffering terri bly from the want of rain. The drouth is universal. From Melbourne in the south to Queensland in the north sheep are perishing by thous ands from want of water. On one "run" 30,000 have been lost in this way. Horses are offered at eight and ten shillings each, and sheep can n j uuu no purcnasers at seven pence a head. " Johnson's Anodyne Liniment " may be administered to children with perfect success, in cases of croup, whooping-cough, influenza, and almo any of the diseases to which they are liable. The courtiers at the Court of Queen Elizabeth were wont to gain royal fa vor by praising the beantv of ihe Queen's hair. Many modern ladies, by the use of " Barrett's Vegetable Hair Restorative," not only lu-eive praise from their acquaintance-, bin gain as well the homage of ali who behold their magnificent tresses. Cleveland Herald. Oppression after eating, headache, and nervous debility, are the effects of indigestion. One, or two at most, of Parsons' Purgative Pills " will give immediate relief. Pacific Railroad. Chicago, April 6. The Common Council of this city has passed resolutions looking' to a grand opening of the Pacific railroad. A committee, consisting of the Mayor and members of the Council, has been appointed, which is authorized to in vite, on such terms as the managers of tlie contract for the Union Pacific and Northwestern railroads shall ap point, the Governors and staffs of the States of California. Oregon and Ne vada : the territories of Washington, Idaho, Montana, Dacota, Utah, Wyom ing and Colorado ; the members of the several states and territories above named ; the judges of the courts, the Mayors and Common Councils of the city of San Francisco and such of the cities as they may select in California; rortland, Oregon ; Virginia City, Ne vada ; Denver, Colorado ; the Mayors and Councils and leading citizens of such' other cities in the states and territories above named as said com mittee of the Councils and the citi zens deem best and most appropriate; also, the President, Vice President o the United States and the cabinet and members ol both houses of Congress judges of the Supreme Courts, Gen erals and leading officers of the army of the United States, the Governors of the different states and such other distinguished gentlemen as it is deem ed best. The hospitality of the city will be extended to all. Washington, April 7, 1869. SENATE. A bill to carry into effect the treaty be tween Russia and the United States was reported. a inint resolution was reported provid ing for a commission to select a site for a now Kn 1 1 A i n or for th'ft State Department, and to provide accommodations for the W ar Department. Notice was given of a joint resolution for a commission to examine into the prac ticability of establishing a ship canal across the isthmus of Darien. Mr. Trumbull called up the bill to amend the judicial system of the United States, as returned amended by the House from the committee on judiciary. He reported an amendment allowing the phraseology of the House amendment providing tnat any justice ot the supreme Court wlio, on at taining the age of seventy years, shall re tire, and shall thereafter receive his salary during the remainder ot his natural Hie. He explained tne object ot tne amend ment : Jr ear bad been expressed, ne saia that, under the House proposition the pro- vision tor the payment ot retired judges might, at any time, De rejected by (Jon eress. and the iudgres who had retired, re lying on this promise, would be deprived of their salaries. He did not believe there was any danger that Congress would ever repeal the provision, but the committee on the iudiciary had thought it wise to ob viate the difficulty as tar as possible by this amendment. Several other amendments of detail, re ported by tne judiciary committee, were made to "the bill, which now goes back to the House for concurrence. Mr. Williams called up the bill to aid in the construction of a branch of the Pa cific railroad to Portland, Oregon, which was amended and passed. The expiration of the morning hour brought up the joint resolution to protect the interests of the United States in the Pacific railroad. On motion of Mr. Fessenden it was post poned. Mr. Sprague here rose and said: I prom ised myself, yesterday, Mr. President, that I should beg the indulgence ot the teenate to-day for the consideration of an impor tant subject. My position has been select ed, my wings are well covered, my infant ry in line of battle and my artillery have been assigned to position, but my shells, canister and grape are behind hand in con sequence of the unfavorable state of the roads. I shall be ready to-morrow to go to battle. Mr. Sprague then took his hat and coat and left the Senate chamber amid general laughter, in which he participated. The Senate then proceeded to consider the deficiency appropriation bill and cer tain amendments reported by the commit tee on appropriations were agreed to Mr. Fessenden reported an amendment creating an office of superintendent of the department of the interior and making an appropriation for salary. Mr. Drakeofl'ered an amendment making appropriation for the salary of the solieitor .and judge advocate general. Agreed. to. Mr. Willey, by unanimous consent, of fered an amendment to pay the salaries of fourteen first-class clerks in the patent of fice at $1400 each, and twenty-one second class clerks si 200 each. Agreed to. Messrs. Fessenden, Harlan and Cole were appointed a committee of conference on the part of the Senate on the Indian appropriation bill. lhe v ice President laid belore the sen ate a message from the President, recom- mendingthat before adjournment, Congress hall provide for submission ot the lnrin- ia ana .Mississippi constitution to the pe pie. A.t 4 P. M. the Senate went into execu tive session. After the executive session the Senate adjourned. HOUSE. Mr. Maynard of Tennessee, from th committee on ways and means, reported back adversely the bill to refund the duties on a bequest to the Presbyterian church ol liardstown, Kentucky. Mr. Schenck of Ohio, from the same committee, reixrted a bill to repeal the first section of the act of March L'l!, 1808, amendatory of the judiciary act of 178i. He explained the object ot the bill. Ever since 1789," he said, "there had been no suits entertained by revision in anv torm in the supreme (Jourt as between parties involving aless amount than $2000. Last year that law had been changed so far as revenue cases were concerned, and the effect of the change had been to opper ate as a denial of justice. Where there had been a reclamation of duties overpaid all parties were driven to the Supreme Court. The purpose of this bill was to put the law back where it had stood from i 89 to last year." lhe bill was passed without a division. Mr Julian of Indiana, from the commit tee on public lands, reported back the Senate bill to renew certain grants of lands made lor railroad purioses in Alabama. Passed with amendments. A resolution was adopted that the sub committee take evidence, during the re cess, in ljouisiana relative to tne elec tions there. The Indiana appropriation bill was tak en up. An additional section, providing that this act be not construed as ratifying anv Indian treaty made since July 20. 1867, was agreed to. An amendment placing s2,000,000 at the disposal of the President to preserve peace wiiu xne Indians was agreed to. The action of the committee of the whole on all amendments was concurred in. The bill reported from the reconstruction committee to enforce forthwith and restore to Georgia the republican form of govern ment elected under its new constitution was taken up. Mr. Butler proceeded to explain and ad vocate the bill, and read some paragraphs from a Georgia newspaper (the La Grange Reporter) to show that hostility still exist ed there against the reconstruction meas ures. He remarked that the subject had been discussed thoroughly, and he hoped the House would come to a vote. Mr. Butler, to test the sense of the House, mov ed the previous question, which was not seconded 61 to 67. Mr. Butler then pro ceeded with his argument in support of the bill, basing it principally upon the ex pulsion of colored members from the Geor gia Legislature. He said that unless this bill passed, the 15th constitutional amend ment would be lost in Georgia, and there could be no hope of having it adopted. Mr. Beck of Kentucky made au argu ment against the bill, taking the ground that, even under the reconstruction laws, Georgia was as fully and completely a state in the Union as New York or Mas sachusetts was. The Georgia bill was laid aside tempo rarily and Mr. Lynch of Maine, chairman of the select committee on American nav igation interests, reported a resolution au thorizing the committee to sit during va cation at such a time and place as may be ueemea advisable lor the purpose ot exam ining witnesses and taking testimony, to oe reported to the House on the second Monday in January next. Adopted. Mr. Washburn of Wisconsin, from the committee on appropriations, reported the bill appropriating $2,000,000 for the repair, extension, preservation and completion of works for the improvement of rivers and harbors, to be expended under the direc tion of the secretary of war. Passed. Mr. Banks of Massachusetts, chairman of the committee on foreign affairs, offered a resolution authorizing that committee to sit during the session of the House and dur ing vacation, in investigation of the Para guayan matter. Adopted. The House then resumed consideration of the Georgia bill, and waa addressed by Mr. Voorhees of Indiana, in opposition to tie argued that this was one ot the of the American people, but of the whole civilized world. Mr. Schenck favored iKistponing the bill. and argued that Congress had recognized the existence of the State of Georgia, un der the reconstruction act, and was there by estopped from interfering in its internal legislations. Mr. Bingham moved the postponment of the bill till the first Monday of Decem ber next, and demanded the previous ques tion. The previous question was not seconded. A conference committee on the Indian appropriation bill was ordered, and Messrs. Dawes, Bingham and Beck were appoint ed on the part of the I louse. Mr. Cake of Pennsylvania, chairman of the committee on accounts, reported a res olution authorizing the employment ot clerks during the present session at $4.80 per day. Adopted. A message from the Fit .-uient, urging action in reference to Virginia mid Missis sippi, before the adjournment of Congress, was read to the House. Mr. Butler of Massachusetts moved to refer the message to the reconstruction committee. Without disposing of the question the House at 5:40 adjourned. Death op Rev. Silas Aiken. Rut land, April 7. Rev. Silas Aiken, D. D.; former pastor of Park street church, Boston, died here this morning, aged 'seventy years. He was an eminent divine and scholar, and had been in the ministry nearly forty years. Fire m Kansas. A fire at Knob Noster, on the Pacific railroad, in the western part of the state,Monday even ing, destroyed twelve business houses in the center of the town. Loss $50 000 to $60,000. Insured in the iEtna of Hartford for $20,000 and the Phoe nix of Hartford $4500. Boston Wholesale Produce Market. Corrected for the STANDARD every Fri day, by BALLOU, IHBBARD & FRYE, Jobbing and Commission Dealers in BUTTER, CHEESE, FLOUR, LARD, EGGS, BEAXS, DRIED APPLE, &C, 21 Faneuil Hall Square, Boston. The population of France in 1866 was 38,067,094. VERMONT BUTTER. Best New, p lb Dairies, Common, VERMONT CHEESE. Factory, ri lb Good Daily, Common Dairy, FLOUR. t. Louis and 111. fi bbl Ohio and Mich. Common Extra, Smiprfiiip i 1 45 a 46 40 a 43 35 a 38 22 a 23 19 a 21 16 a 18 11,00 a 12,50 9,00 a 10,50 6,75 a 7,00 5,75 a 6,25 LARD. Tierces, Tubs, Fresh, Marrow, Pea, Medium, Mixed, 19i a 19l a 20 20 EGGS. "fi doz BEANS. 1? bu. 30 a 31 3,25 a 3,50 3,50 a 3,75 2,50 a 2,75 2,00 a 2,25 DRIED APPLE. Maine, sliced, choice, f1 lb 16 a 17 Maine and N. H., common, 13 a loi Maine, quartered, choice, 15 a 16 VERMONT WOOL. Coarse, lb 45 a 46 Medium, 44 a 40 Fine, 44 a 45 Extra, 44 a 45 POULTRY. Turkeys, fresh killed, 24 a 25 Turkeys, common, 18 a 20 Chickens, fresh, 24 a 25 Common, 16 a 1 Fowls, 15 a It, Geese, 00 a 00 PORK. Clear, Extra, bbl. 36,00 a 37,00 Mess, 32,00 a 32,50 Fresh Hogs, lb. 15 a 15J Hams, smoked, 18J a 19 SUNDRIES. Hops, (1868) Ub. 10 a 12 Potatoe Starch, 8 a g Oats, bu. 75 a 82 Corn, Yellow. 95 a 96 Potatoes, Jackson, 80 a 85 Herds Grass Seed, bu. 3,50 a 3,75 Clover Seed, ft lb 15 a 16 Maple Sugar, Cakes, 18 a 20 Remarks. The butter market is dull and unsettled, and prices are lower-cheese is hrm at our quotations flour remains in the same dull and depressed condition, and prices have still further declined lard, pork, hams and fresh hogs remain the same as previously quoted eggs are more plenty and lower beans hold dull and plenty dried apple is firm at quotations wool is less active fresh killed poultry is in demand and other kinds are neglected hops are dull potatoe starch quiet oats and com dull and lower patatoes are doing better maple sugar is arriving in small quantities, and new in cakes selling at la to 20, and herds grass and clover seed in demand; it. class of revolutionary measures unknown to the constitution, and once would have alarmed and conyulsed the country. Mr. Bingham of Ohio opposed the bill, anu expressed nis regrei that it had been reported by the reconstruction committee. The fourth section applied to every state in the Union. It was too late for any man to deny that states of the Union had sacred rights, which could not be invaded. The man who laid violent hands by legislation on the constitution of his country ought to be a public enemy. Such legislation as that embraced in the fourth section would receive universal condemnation not only Boston Live Stock Market. BRIGHTON. CAMBRIDGE AND MEDFORD Forthe Week ending Wednesday, April 10, '69. Amount of Stock at Market. Cattle. Sheep. Shotes. Fat Hogs. Veaft. This week, 836 2S44 350 200 350 Last week, 1703 1 year ago, 1005 6290 950 6960 200 PRICES. 175 325 Beeves Extra 13,00 a 13,50 "j Per 100 lbs. on First qual 12,25 a 12,75 1 the tot'l weight Second do 11,50 a 12,00 fofhide, tallow, Third do 11.00a U,50J dressed beef. A few single pairs, $13,75 a 14,00. Poorest cows, bulls, &c, 9.00 a 10,00. WORKING OXEN. Nominals, Steers and slim oxen, MILCH COWS. Slim to fair, Extra, Heifers and tarrow cows, SHEEP. $200 a 300 100 a 200 35 a 70 75 a 100 30 a 50 Fair, Extra, By the head, Brighton, Country lots, Best, Brighton, Country, Brighton, Country, green. Dry, per lb. HIDES. per lb i CALF SKINS, per lb. TALLOW, per lb. PELTS. SHOTES. per lb. 0 a 7 8 a 9 $2,00 a 8,00 10 a 10 1-2 9 1-2 a 10 20 a 25 8 a 9 7 1-2 a 8 81,50 a 2,00 1,20 a 1,30 0,75 a 1,12 Wholesale, per lb. 10 1-2 a 12 Retail, . 11 a 14 REM ARKS. Apr. 6. One hardly needed an almanac or the governor's proclamation to prove that this is fast week. The appearance. ot the yards this morning was a sufficient proclamation of the fact. The river train, or that from Green field, Mass., ran off the track just above the junction of the Vermont and Massachusetts with the Fitcbburg road, and did not reach Cambridge until half past 5 o'clock in the afternoon, with about 70 ricb cattle and between six and seren hundred sheep. This makes the receipts at Cambridge, including 86 which arrived last Thursday, full 300 for the week. Still the num ber in the yards this morning was small, but ap parently equal to the demand. The reports from Albany indicated a large supply and still lower prices. 1 here was also one yard full of western steers from Brighton. Straws, it is said, show which way the wind blows, so perhaps the no tice of a single pair of oxen at market, will illus trate the current of trade. One pair of oxen was brought in last week by a farmer in one pfthe interior towns of this state. They were a nice pair, well fed, and evidently well cared for, and aid to weigh over 4000 pounds. Perhaps the owner had not read the market reports carefully. At any rate, he hoped to realize about 16c per lb. drefsed, lor his petted bullocks. But after feel ing the pulse of the market awhile he offered them for 15c After keeping them seven days at an expense of not less than one dollar a day, be again offered them for sale to-day. But the butchers were more crazy than a wet-k ago. To teach the butchers more manners, the owner sold them by live weight toD. A. Philbrick, a drover of Hampden, N . iL, on private terms.