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VOLUME 15 OHLEAJSTS IISTDEPElSrDEIESrT STAJNTDAJRIX Tho Standard At A. EAKLE, Edltoi. Barton, Tuesday, Oct. 24, 1870. TEK1SJ Terms of the Standard $2,00 In advance ; nd no paper discontinued until all arrearage are paid, except at the option of the publisher. hate of Advertising, One column, one year, $8S00 Half column, -WOO One fourth column, 30 00 One square 12 lines or less one year, 800 One square three weeks, 1 60 Legal notices at 15 cents per line. Clubbing with the Standard. THE HOUSEHOLD. In our first notice of the Household we were wrong when we called it a nixteen imjre monthly. Not having it before lis wj ijuwtl at it, became we knew nixteen pages was enough, and more than enough, for the price. Let us rectify our mistake now, before we forget it. It contains twen ty four piiges, and has four columns of mat ter to the page making ninety nix col umns each issue, and all this we furnish for fifty cents, to all those not now sub scribers to that paper. So, gentlemen, when the time is up for which you have paid for the Standard, send us 2.50 for another year and take the Household for the wife and laughter, whilo you who now owe for the Standard one or more years, send us the money for what you are behind and ?lf0 in advance, take the Household and resolve to do better in the future. WOODS' HOUSEHOLD MAGAZINE. Uemenibcr what we said of this cheap, but excellent magazine, and when your time is up next January, or a little before, send us 2.'i0 and take the Standard and Wood's. We will euaranty that it shall be sent or the money refunded. TUANS-ATLANTIC MAGAZINE. This U a first cla Magazine, published at l'liiladclphia, by L. I!. Hamerlsy & Co. Trice. S-l.oo. We will club it with the Standard for S2,"0 S 1.00 for both. It has 128 pages. This magazine is made up of choice selections from the current litera ture ot the Old World. This is the mag azine for the storv reader. SATURDAY EVENING TOST. We will club the Standard w ith the Sat urday Evening Post, to Jan. 1, 1S72, for :t.0. The price of the Postalone i?2."0. It is a splendid paper, published at l'liila dclphia. It is an eight page sheet. We irive a notice of it elsewhere under the head r - of "three months for nothing." PET El tSON'S M At; A Z I N E. We offer Peterson's Magazine and the Standard together for s:..riO.' Price of the Magazine alone is 2.". Pay up to Jan. 1, 1S72, and we will give both to that date. HUSTON WEEKLY POST. For we will give the Iloston Week ly Post (democratic), and the Xaudard to Jan. 1, 1872. Every person in Vermont knows the character of the Post, as being the best democratic paper in the country, the ablest edited and the most reliable pi per in the interest of that party. Cocstv Fair. Orders for premiums have been made out by the president and secretary for fifty cento on a dollar on the amount awarded. This reduction becomes neccessary on account pfthesmall receipts at the last fair and the large awards. Those who will take the trouble to look over the list as reported will see about $700 award ed. The receipts were : For gate tickets, Membership tickets sold at lair " sold by committee, 41." 177 173 Legislature of Vermont. 17, 1870. EXPENSE!). Paid for hay. Fair Ground Co. Alex. Hyde. Posters. Premium list in pamphlets. $7G5 &9.00 207.50 40.00 14.50 20.00 351.00 these expenses with others for gate keep ers, watchmen &c. will reduce the amount To about $400 with which to pay premiums. Z. E. Jameson, See'y. Ai crto.vs. Flease note the chauces for large purchases in the way of auctions and other sales, advertised in this paper. Am ong which is the property olTVred by E. C. Baker & Co., of Prownington, who have a large lot of stuff to dispose of, and there must be good bargains amongst it. R. W. Winslow of South Walden, also offers his farm for sale. A good farm we hear, and a gaod town we inmr. The Peabody place in Coventry is offered for sale, also, but not at auction, we suppose. It is probab ly the best farm in the county and it will take a mint of money to buy it. The farm ing tools, stock, hay and grain, dairy tools and household furniture are to be sold at auction, llufus I). Wilson of Sutton of fers his farm for sale, and J. H. Williams advertises a fine farm in Craft.sbury. No tice also the two auctions advertised by Wm. Twombly in Brownington. H. & F. S. Cobleigh of this town also sell a large amount of valuable property on the 2Gth. Three Months for Nothing. That old and admired weekly literary paper. The Saturday Evening Post, offers to send to all New Subscribers for 1871, who send in their subscriptions by the first of No vember, the numbers for October begin ning Oct. 8. j, November and December, without charge being thirteen additional papers cratis, or 1" Months in all ! This is putting the subscription price to new subscribers at about cost, but we suppose the idea is to run up a large circulation. The price of The Post is S2..10 a year ; two copies for $4.00 ; 4 copies for 0.00 ; 5 cop ies and one gratis SS.00. Every singli 2.ou subscriber, as well as every one who gets up a club, gets a beautiful Pre mium Engraving. We advise our readers to look into this offer before subscribing for other city papers. The Post is a large, page sheet, and full of excellent reading. amples of The Post are sent gratis. Ad ress 1 1. Peterson & Co., 319 Walnut street, hiladelphia. Kesignation of Secretary Cox. Ax Earthquake. The whole earth as been shaken by another earthquake. The one that was so generally felt in this icinity last Thursday, was felt all over the country so far as we have any accounts, and also in Europe. It was attended by the usual concomitants of rattling of dish es, ringing of bells, toppling an occasional loose brick from ancient chimneys, &c. Though covering a great extent of country, yet it was "no great shakes" after all. Hon. J. D. Cox, Gen. Grant's able Sec retary of the Interior, has handed in his resignation to the President, to take effect on. The Secretary has been dogged to this net by the association admiuis,,.- tion thieves and grand swindlers which throng all the avenues of government at Washington, and who hang on the skirts and tug at the sleeves of republican otfi cials having an ounce of influence in any di rection. Mr. Cox has made himself spec ially obnoxioils to this class by his straightforward course in managing the affairs of his department and thwarting them in their attempts to manage him. These locusts born when the cloud of war hung heavy and dark over the country and who grew to such surprising stature during its contiuuai.ee, seem to think that the war still continues, and that the day of fat jobs and swindling contracts is bright as ever. They fasten upon this adminis triition, and like the horse leecu, cry "Give, give," which Secretary Cox has persistently refused to do, save in such cases as he deemed worthy. He has check ed the land thieves who would rob the country of millions of its fair domain, and saved it from the ruthless grasp of giant corporations to be the home of the settler and has kept the white ruffians from the ludian reservations. Hut what has lately aroused the ire of these men is his refusa to allow the small clerks of his department to be robbed of their earnings to help th republicans in Pennsylvania carry thei late election. It is the practice now as it has been fo years for those who manipulate the po litical wires in Washington, on the eve of an important election, to issue circulars demanding sums of money graded accord ing to the size of the salary of the office holder to be expended in carrying sue election. Among the well informed i political management this is no secret. W have seen more than one such. This spe cies of robbery Mr. Cox has resisted, an would not permit his clerks to be thus swindled for fear that they might lose their positions if they did not respond to the de mantis. Thus has he incurred the anger of these shysters who run the republican ship and keep her from foundering in ad verse election gales. He has been a popu lar Secretary where lionesty is considered of any importance. He has introduced re forms into his department that were de manded dismissing the incompetent, an retaining those who seemed to be peculiar ly qualified for their positions, without re gard to the way they voted. To sum it all up, Mr. Cox has been driven into passing over his resignation because he is honent, and will not steal himself nor allow others to do so. There is no other conclusion than tr is to arrive at. If the republican party Las got to be so corrupt that an hon est officer cannot hold his office, in peace, the sooner it goes to pieces the better for the counti . Our only hope for it is in Grant He is honest. McFarlani, the Murderer. Dan iel McFarland, the murderer of A. D. Richardson, was committed to jail in New York on the 18th inst., sentenced for ten days for drunkenness. He was terribly Pesotteci wi,n arrested, and his Lead cov ered with cuts and bruises. Monday, Oct SENATE. In the absence of the President and Pres dent pro tempore, the Senate was called to order by the Secretary at 4 o'clock p. m., and on motion of Mr. Camp, adjourned. HOUSE. 3:30, P. M. Journal of Frida7 read and approved. On motion of Mr. Ruttertield, adjourned. SENATE. Tuesday, Oct. 18. Joint Resolution 15y Mr. Bailey, grant ing the use of the Representatives' Hall to the Vermont Colonization Society for their annual meeting on Thursday evening, Oct. 20th; adopted. Bills introduced and referred By Mr. Carpenter, by request, in amendment of ch. 9 g. s., entitled "of public accounts ;" to judicial committee. By Mr. Pingry, in addition to ch. lib, j. s., entitled "of offences against the pub ic peace:" to committee on education. By Mr. Bailev, by request, relating to Insurance Agents ; to general committee. Mr. Camp called up the Senate bill .No. 2, to pay the persons named the sums therein mentioned, (the widow of the late Gov. Washburn and Gov. Hendee, return ed from the House with a substitute bill.) Mr. Camo explained the original bill as drawn by him, and the Senate refused fo agree to the substitute proposed by the House. By. Mr. Hastings, in amendment of ch. 83, g. s., of the grand list (prescribing an oath for listers or assessors, to be placed upon record before entering upon their du ties; providing blanks with an oath affix ed for each tax payer which the lister is authorized to administer, with other pro-, visions, repealing sec. 27 and 28 of ch. 83) ; to general committee. Joint Resolution By Mr. Heath, that the Committee on Education be directed to enquire and ascertain whetherany acad emy, grammar school or seminary charter ed by this State and receiving funds from the public lands, lends its influence to the upbuilding of, or sends its students to the College or Colleges of other States; and, also, how many students lrom v ermont are now pursuing their studies in the col leges of other Slates and if any in what college, and to report to their respective Houses as soon as may be and also to sug gest any remedy thouirht expedient in the premises; adopted. Joint Resolution By Mr. Camp, for a Joint Assembly on Thursday next at half past two o'clock p. in., to elect a Secretary of the State, Auditor of Accounts.Sergeant-at-Aruis, Commissioner of the Insane, Railroad Commissioner, Adjutant and In spector General, Quarter Master General, Jude Advocate General, Superintendent of the State Prison, three Directors of the State Prison, three Trustees of the Ver mont Reform School, tor the two years en suing; adopted. Un liiution of Mr. Kennedy, adjourned. afternoon. Reports By Mr. Pingry, for judiciary committee, favorably on h. 24 in amend ment ot ch. 2")2 g. s. ; read third time and passed in concurrence. Un motion of Mr. Pingry, the Senate proposed to the House to amend the title of the biil by adding the words '"entitled of repairs of highways and bridges.-' liv Mr. Ross, tor judiciary committee, with a substitute for s. 9 to amend sec. 4j ! ofch. 15 g. s., relating to the duties of selectmen. The substitute provides that if constables neglect to give bonds at the expiration of twenty days, their office shall become vacant. Substitute adopted and third reading ordered, the original bill be ing ordered to lie. By Mr. Dickerman, for judiciary com mittee, with amendments to h. 23 relating to express carriers ; proposals of amend ment agreed to, and on motion of Mr. Heath, ordered to lie and made the s-pecial order for Wednesday afternoon at 2i o'clock. By Mr. Pingry, in amendment of sec. 2, ch. 119 g. s., relating to offences against the public peace ; to committee on judic iary. I lhe bill provides a penally tor the use of torpedoes, fire crackeis, &c, in public Kesoiution Bv Mr. Gardner, directing the committee on banks to enquire what legislation is necessary to provide tor ex aminations of the savings banks ot the tate and reports of the condition to the Ittialaturo . nd.MHcd. On motion of Mr. Grander, adjourned. HOUSE. There were received by the Slate at the same time for the pro ceeds of the sales of military property, as per account cur rent, 6,463 57 In 1803. May 25, the amount of the "Direct Tax" laid under act of Congress ofl8G4, was applied in liquidation of the war claim, and amounted to 179,487 80 At the same time there was paid Hon. John B. Page, then Treasurer, 152,891 31 Iu 18G7, Sept 4, there was paid the State, 57,637 71 In 1869, June 17, there was paid the State, 49,691 90 And on the 4th day of Aug. of the same year, there was paid the State, 58,364 41 The State has also received for the sale of the lands and buildings of the Sloan Hospi tal, at Montpelier, 16,500 00 These payments amount to $795,960 60 A Gai.e. A smart gale of wind passed over the State, and as far as the Atlantic coast, last Tuesday. Trees were uprooted, buildings unroofed, awnings torn down, and a general scattering of things made. Hurricane in Cuba. News from Cu ba informs us that a hurricane, on the 16th, destroyed 2000 lives iu the cities of Mata- moras and Cardenas. It is said to have been the worst that has occurred there in century. A vast amount of property was destroyed. Renominated. Banks, Butler and Dawes, have all been renominated for Con gress in their respective districts in Massa chusetts. The trial of Marshall Goff for the murder ot Harris, was concluded at tit. Albans ou Friday last by his ac quittal and discharge; the jury de eided it to be a case of justifiable Homicide. This verdict lias shock ed the moral sense of the whole com munity where the parties were known. There was nothing in the quarrel be tween Harris and Goff to necessitate the use of firearms, and the verdict of tho community, notwithstanding what Judge or Jury may say, is that Harris was shot in cold blood. Here is how they feci on the subject in Richford, where the deed was done. We copy from the Richford Sentinel: "The Verdict rendered by the jury in the GofT trial, caused a profound sensation in Richford Saturday after noon. In every store and hotel and in the streets small crowds could be seen warmly discussing it. There wa3 a general feeling of indignation that Goff should be set at liberty, and there were those who thought if such was to be the result in our courts of justice, in the future, an ap peal better be had to Judge Lynch, and thus, not only get justice but also save unnecessary expense to the State. The excitement in no wise abated when Goff. accompanied by his wife, arrived in town about 7 o'clock in tho evening. He proceeded to his house, and a few impelled by friend ship or curiosity, visited him. He appeared to be nervous and exhaust ed and weot freely. Durinz the night some parties erected a small gallows before the house, on which was a DOtice warning him to leave town." The night brigade however, "had their labor for their pains," lor Goff had gone out of the village to a relative's to pass the night." One evening last week as Mr. Grow, mail carrier f'om Barton Landing to Browning ton, was taking his team from the shed he dropped one of his reins, his horses started and commenced kicking, breaking the pole to his wagon. Mr. Grow escaped uninjur ed which was a great wonder to bystand ers. l-lrprr. Once there was a little small man who wa going through a great big long piece of woods, and when the little small man had got about in the middle of the big long piece of woods, a tremendous large black bear jumped right out into the road, and the little small man looked at the tremen dous large black bear, and the tremendous large black boar looked at the little small man, and that was all they said, "which was a great wonder to bystanders." A Libel Suit. Hon. D. S. Bennett, member of Congress from the Buffalo, N. Y., district, sued the editor of the Com mercial Advertiser of that city, for libels published in that paper, laying his dama ges at $100,000. The case was tried last week, and on the 20th, the jury after being out an hour and a half, returned with a verdict for the defendent. If you feel dull, drowsy, debilitated, have frequent headache, mouth tastes badly, poor appetite and tongue coat ed, you are suffering from Torpid Liver or "Biliousness," and nothing will cure you so speedily and perma nently as Dr. Pierce's Alt. Ext. or Golden Medical Discovery. It also cures the worst lingering Coughs, at the same time strengthening and puri fying the whole system. Remember that Dr. Pierce's private U. S. Gov ernment Revenue Stamp bearing up on it his portrait, name and address, is upon every bottle of the Genuine. Sold by druggists. O.vlv one town is missing from the census returns of Massachusetts, and the result in the State is as follows Population in I860, 1,231,066; in 1865,1,237,021; in 1870, 1,457,251, gain of 190,220 in five years. There are twenty-three towns and cities in th,? State with JQ.PQO inhab itants. Prayer by the Chaplain. The Journal of yesterday was read and approved. Bills introduced and referred By Mr. Whittemore of Milton, in amendment of sees. 29, 49, and 50, chap. s:5 g. s., relating to the assessment and collection of taxes ; to committee on grand list. By Mr. Ormsbee of Waterbury, to ex empt piano fortes and other musical in struments, belonging to a married woman, from attachment and levy of execution ; to committee ou judiciary. By Mr. Field of Guilford, taxing depos its in savings banks; to committee on banks. By Mr. Jones of Richmond, relating to suits in relation to patent rights ; to com mittee on judicary. By Mr. Bisbee of Newport, to incorpo rate the Newport Cemetery Association ; to committee on corporations. By Mr. O! instead of Franklin, to increase the powers and duties of town clerks ; to committee on judiciary. By Mr. Wood of Fairhaven. to repeal sec. 20, ch. 05 g. s. relating to the convey ance of real estate ; to committee on judic iary. "By Mr. Fairbanks of St. Johnsbury, to regulate the movements of trains at the crossing of one railroad by another j ail road ; to committee on railroads. Joint Resolution From the Senate that the State Librarian be insturcted to pur chase 200 copies of the first volume of the collections of the Vermont Historical So ciety for the library ; adopted in concur rence. By Mr. Phelps of Grafton, to amend sec. 1 of an act to amend sec. 25, ch. 33 g. ., relating to process and other matters, approved Nov. 1808; to committee on ju diciary. By Mr. Beaman of Poultney, relating to the payment of costs in criminal prosecu tions before justices of the peace; to com mittee on judiciary. Bills introduced and referred By Mr. Grout of Barton, relating to the grand list ; to committee on grand list. By Mr. Fairbanks of St. Johnsbury, by request, for the relief of the families of in sane persons; to general committee. By Mr. Jones of Dover, in amendment of sec. 15, ch. 1, relating to elections (plu rality to elect after the sixth ballot); to committee on judiciary. By Mr. Bisbee of Newport, in amend ment of sec. 12, ch. 126 g.s., relating to the salaries of Judges of Probate; to commit tee onjudiciary. By Mr. Wood of Fairhaven, to amend sec. 68, ch. 31 g. s., relating to justices of the peace ; to committee on judiciary. From the Senate relating to college stu dents of this State; adopted in concurrence. From committee on judicipry in favor of h. 34, to amend the existing State laws in relation to the appointment, duties and tenure of office of certain State officers ; third reading ordered. Senate bills referred!. 7, to amend ch. 179, S. 1, relating to births, marriages and deaths, and for the better registration thereof ; to committee on judiciary. lhe Speaker laid before the House the report of the Auditor ot Accounts on the resolution of Mr. blade, ot Middlebury, re lating to the war claims of the State. To the House of Hepresentntives now in iyession : In compliance with a resolution, adopted by the House on the 6ih inst., 1 respect fully submit the following report : lhe hrst installment ot the war claim ot this State agaitist the United States was presented to the 1 reasury Departmental Washington, March 8, 1862, amounting to !?b23,S31 61 The second and third instal ments were presented April 7, of the same vear, am'ing to 104,431 31 The fourth and fifth installments were presented May 17, 1807, amounting to 65,908 00 The sixth installment was pre sented July ll,1868,amount ing to 46,169 45 The seventh, eigth, ninth and tenth installments were pre sented Sent. 24. 1868,amount- ing to 65,564 84 The eleventh installment was presented Oct. 4, 1868, am ounting to 876 56 Balance claimed by State, Aug. 4, 1869, $108,821 17 The above statement shows the condition of the war claim of this State on the 31st August, 1869, as appears from documents now on file in this office, and this sum, then un adjusted, is now suspended and disallowed. I am unable to report, at this time, what portion of this balance is dis allowed, and what portion suspended, by the accountiLg officers at Wash ington, as the " Difference Sheets'' (technically so called) returned to this office from Washington, are made in such a manner as to require the services of a competent accountant a considerable period of time to as certain these amounts suspended claims and claims disallowed being in the same column, added together and making one sura total. But I am of the opinion that at least $40.0000 of this balance is suspended, leaving the remainder disallowed. I further report that there was ready for presentation on the 1st day of September, 1869, an additional instalment of said claim of $3 625,15 which has since been presented, and no portion of which has been allowed or paid. I have now iu this office a small additional claim nearly ready for presentation amounting to $314. 10. I am now corresponding with the officials of some of the other States who haw like claims against lhe Gen eral Government, for the purpose of procuring such legirlation by Con gress as shall secure to this and oth er Mates such portion ot the claims as seems to be equitably due, as it is believed that under the strict con struction of tiie laws now in force on ly a small portion of this balance can be obtained. Respectfully submitted, Whitman G. Ferrix, Auditor of Accounts. On motion of Mr. Slade, of Middle bury, the report was laid on the ta ble, and the clerk directed to pro cure the printing of 300 copies for the use ot the House. The House considered the vote of the Senate disagreeing to the amend ments proposed by the House to S. 2, (to pay the persons therein named the sums therein mentioned), the bill having been returned from the Sen ate, disagreeing to the amendment strikiug out so much as relates to Gov. Hendee. Mr. Kellogg of Benson moved that the House insist upou its proposed auieuduiet.it, and ask of the Senate a committee of conference on the dis agreeing vote of the two Houses; Bills introduced and referred By Mr. Morgan, of Rochester, relating to the removal of obstructions or depos its in streams and rivers ; to general committee. From committee on highways and bridges, in favor of h. 50, in addition to sec. 73, chap. 25, g. s., relating to highways and bridges; third reading ordered. Read the third time. II. 34, to amend the existing Statute laws rela ting to the appointment, duties and tenure of office of certain State offi cers; passed. From committee on judiciary, in fa vor of s. 7, in amendment of chap. 17, g. s., relating to births, marriages and deaths, and tho better registra tion thereof. Mr. Drake of Royalton proposed to amend by adding to the first sec tion the words, "and the certificate so presented shall be considered by the person to solemnize tne marriage, sufficient evidence as to the ages of the parties proposing to be married," which was agreed to; passed with proposal of amendment. II. 34, to amend the existing stat ute laws relating to the appointment, duties, and tenure of office of certain State officers; passed From the House, providing for a joint committee to take into consider ation the subject of assessing and col lecting taxes,; on motion of Mr. Gard ner ordered to lie, Bills referred Q. 34, to amend the existing statute laws relating to the appointment or election, tenure of office, and duties of certain State officers ; to general committee I rom committee on corporations. in favor of h. 72, to incorporate the Newport Cemetery Association ; third reading ordered. From committee on judiciary, in fa J4 vor of h.28, in addition to chap. s., routing to tne traffic iu intoxica ting drinks ; with proposal of araeud tnent. On motion of Mr. Farnsworth of Windsor, ordered to lie. Ly Mr. 1 ingry, lor judiciary com mittee, vith amendments to s. 10, it addition to chap. Til of g. s , entitled "Of the administration and distribu tion of intestate estatts;"' providing that the lime of absence required shall be ten instecd of fifteen years ; amend ment agreed to and third reading or dered. By M-. Lailey, for committee on federal relations, against s. 1G, to re peal clitp. 10S) g. s., relating to per S3tis claimed as fugitive slaves; third reading refused. Specalo;der U. 23, relating to express carriers was taken up; the questioi being shall the bill be read the third time. Mr. llealh stated that the statute referrei to seemed to refer only to personal baggasc. It also provides that belore baggage shall be sold dil igent investigation shall be made to discovc the owner. The bill pro vides tlat if the articles shall not be claimec by the owner it may be sold utid provides uone of the other safe guards He thought it would bj suf ticient .0 give express companies the same rivileges as railroad compa nies. He therefore moved to amend by striling out the first section and substitutes therefor a provision that sees. 74. "-, "G and 73 of chap. 28 i g. s., shall apply to express companies in the same manner as to railroad ' and steambrat companies. On mo- report by bill or otherwise ; adopted on the part of the House. II. 31, to amend sec. 15, ch. 35, g. 8., relating to replevin ; passed. t rom committee on judiciary in la- vor of h. 67. exempting a pianoforte or other musical instrument belonging to a married woman from attachment and levy of execution ; with amend ment which was agreed to ; third reading ordered. From committee onjudiciary, against . 3, to increase the powers and du ties of county clerks ; third reading refused. From committee on judiciary, in favor of h. 45, relating to rate of in terest. The passage of the bill was forcibly urged by Mr. Hinckley of Chelsea, on the ground that we should allow individuals to let money at as good rates as we allow corporations and towns to obtain. The present law is violated daily, and he thought it better to legalize such a rate as is readily obtained, rather than drive capital out of the State to avoid the risk of being prosecuted to recover back the extra interest. Keep the monev in the State, and the young men here ; and allow capitalists the right to as good a rate of interest a3 can be obtained by sending it out of the State. The breaking of the law in one respect, creates disrespect for the law in every other respect. He hopeQ the bill would pass. Mr. Drake of Royalton, favored the passage of the bill for the same rea sons as given by the gentleman from Chelsea. He could see no good rea son why money is nt worth the same to the money lender as his horse or any other property, what it is worth in the market. He would increase the rate to 10 per cent., but let it be made eight at least. On motion of Mr. Wood of Fairha ven, the bill was ordered to lie, and made the special order for Friday af ternoon at half-past two o'clock. By Mr. Crandall of Warren, in amendment of an act entitled "an act approved Nov. 15, 1869, entitled of "Public Lands;" to committee on ju diciary. By Mr. Wood of Fairhaven, to in corporate the Vermont State Spiritu alist Association; to committee on corporations. Senate bills referred fc. i, in amendment of sec. 27, chap. 15, g. s., relating to the election of town offi cers; to committee on judiciarv. Joint resolution From the Senate, relating to the Supreme Court in the County of Essex; adopted in concur rence. Mr. Crandall of Warren called up h. 14. to amend sec. 70, chap. 31, g. s., entitled "of Justices of the Peace," no appeal to be allowed in certain cases ; third reading refused ; ayes, 53 ; nays, 96. On motion of Mr. Skiff of Monkton, adjourned. Thursday, Oct. 20, 1870. HOUE. Mr. Drake of Royalton, said he be lieved the tendency of this bill would be to suppress agencies in the small towns, and increase the illegal sale and use of liquors. Alter some further discusssion by Messrs. Wood of Fairhaven, Edson of Mendon, Bull of Hancock, Hinck ley of Chelsea, Buell of Middletown, and Grout of Barton, the question to put the bill upon its third reading wa3 put and voted down, 60 to 155. don't fail -OF- tion of Mr. Pntrrv, the bill and amend- which was agreed to, and the Speaker j ments were irdered to lie. appoiuted as such committee, Mr. ()a njotioi of Mr. Hastings, ad Kellogg of Benson and Mr. Slade ofijourned. Middlebury. I afterxoox. II. 10, enlarging the powers of j By Mr. Mrrill in favor of h. 35, to County Clerks, vas read the third amend the atute laws, relating to time, and its passage urged by Mr. j luc tate jrinting; read the third Wood of Fairhaven. Mr. Kellong tmo a,i nfd of Benson, briefly opposed the bill, and it was passed. On motion of Mr. Jones of Dover, adjourned. Wednesday, Oct. 19. SENATE. bv R tev. Mr. Total presented to Oct. 3, 1868, $904,781 77 The State ha3 received, on account of these claims, aud to be deducted from them, the following sums, to wit: Paid lion. John V. Stewart, then Inspector of Finance, - Sept. 7, 1861, $123,000 00 In 1862. May 5, paid the State Comamsionere, 152,000 00 Prayer XorthGeld. Journal of yesterday read and ap- i proved. By Mr. Bailey, proviling for a tax ; receipt book for town, city, village and school district collectors; to I judiciary committee. By Mr. Benedict, providing for ' the appointment of a State Assessor ! of spirituous liquors, to prevent the ! sale oi impure liquors for medicinal i purposes: to general committee. I Bill referred U. 10, enlarging the powers of County Clerks; to judicia ry committee. Memorial By Mr. Gardner, of Olin Scott, and 67 others, praying for the charter of the Beuningtou and Woodford lailroad, and o i his motion referred, without reading, to commit tee on railroads. Joint resolution By Mr. Harts horn, relating to the Supreme Court in the county of Essex. (Mr. Harts horn upon being interrogated, re sponded that they had had no Su preme Court in the county of Es sex lor the past five years); adopted. Mr. Grandey moved a reconsidera tion, which was adopted, and propos ed an amendment which was also adopted and the resolution as amend ed was adopted on the part of the Senate. Passed S. 31, to amend sec. 37, ch. lo, g. s., relating to the duties of selectmen, (constable's bonds). From committee on ways and means, in favor of h. 63, providing lor the appointment of an engrossing clerk, and for the better preservation of the laws of the general assembly ; with amendments, making the compen sation of the clerk five dollars per lay and the assistant clerk three dol lars per day, which were agreed to ; third reading ordered. Mr. Slade of Middlebury moved that the bill receive its third reading at this time. After some discussion. Mr. Brown of Richford moved that the bill be ordered to lie. Pendinar the question on the motion of Mr. Brown, Mr. Whittemore moved that the House adjourn, which was disa greed to. The bill was then ordered to lie upon the table. On motion of Mr. Beaman of Poult ney, adjourned. AFTERNOON. Memorial By Mr. Nichols, of Braintree, of citizens of Randolph, St. Albans, Barnard, Brownsville, ijsmii uiu er, Jjiiiiuu, ou OOUnS- bury, Randolph, Northfield, Canaan, East Bethel and Burlington, asking tne .Legislature of Vermont to abol ish the death penalty ; referred to spec ial committee of seven. Joint Resolution By Mr. Clark, oi Kandolpo, granting the use of the Representatives Hall to George Dut ton, A. M., for an address on the abo lition of the death penalty, on Tues day evening next ; adopted. & 2, to jay certain persons trie sums thcreii mentioned having been returned froia the House with a re quest that a committee of conference be appointed, the Senate acceded to j the request, and the President ap Stcvens of pointed as such committee senators ; Camp and Cillatner. II. 31, to amend sec. lo, chap, oo, g. s., relating to replevin; to judicia ry committee. By Mr. Merrill, to amend sec. 83 chap. 28, g. (., relating to railroads; to committej on railroads. The bill provides that no locomotive shall By Mr. Chase of Jay to annex a part of the town of Lowell to the town of Albany; to committee on town lines. Mr. Grout of Barton called up h. G3 providing for tho appointment of an engrossing clerk and for the bcttei preservation of the laws ot the State; stating that it is necessary that the bill should oe acted upou at once to facilitate the business of the session, and briefly favored its passage. The bill was read the third time. Mr. Walworth of Coventry proposed that the bill be committed to a mem ber to amend by adding to sec. 4 the proviso "that the compensation of such engrossing clerk and assistants shall not exceed the sum of $250 for any one session of the legislature," which amendment was opposed by Mr. Bull of Hancock, Mr. Wood of Fairhaven, and favored by Mr. Walworth of Cov entry, and the amendment was re jected; the passage of the bill was refused. S. 10. in addition to chap. 51. g. s., relating to the administration and distribution of intestate estates ; to committee judiciary. On motion of Mr. Brown of Rich ford, adjourned. AFTERNOON". Bills introduced and referred By Mr. Grout of Barton, constituting the Progress of tlie War. THE PRUSSIANS DRIVEN FROM THE SOUTH AND WEST. London. Oct. 17. The sortie un der Trochu, Saturday, completed the work of driving the Germans from their investing positions, south and west of Paris. The French ad vanced under cover of a tremendous cannonade, in three columns, upon Sevres and Bougival. The latter was a most serious attack, and result ed in the defeat of the Prussians un der Von Kirchbach. This compelled the Bavarians to retreat from Bag neaux and Chatillon. A division of General Xaun's troops held stubborn ly, Chevilly and L'Uay. The Ger mans lost over 8000 in killed, wound ed and prisoners, and large supplies NEW FRENCH ARMY ORGANIZING AT AMIENS. The Garde Xational of Calais to day proceeded to Amiens, where a force is organizing to attack the Prus sians, moving north from Soissons THE CAPITULATION OF SOISSONS. Soissons capitulated only after a most terrible destruction of life and property. Three hundred and fifty houses were laid in ashes. The Prus sians encountered a desperate resist- I ance from the National Guard, fight- ing hand to hand in the streets, aud j capturing one part of the city house ' by house. They were driven back through the burning city four times j in succession, but were constantly ; reinforced and bore the French down j by sheer weight of numbers. Xo : quarter was shown and the wounded j were bayoneted where they fell. ' The womeu hurled missiles from the ; houses on the heads of the invaJers. j GREAT DESTRUCTION OF LIFE AND I PROPERTY. i The sasnlhe of life was awful.' The Grand Duke of Mecklenburg; wept at the slaughter, and refusing ! to order an assault, begged the j French commander to capitulate iu i the name of humanity. The splendid ; glass works of Gobelin and the j nourishing mills and refineries were I destroyed. j GARIBALDI j Was yesterday received at Besan- j con with immense enthusiasm. He j reviewed a large force of the Gardes j Mobiles, Gardes Xational and Franc- j Tireurs, and made the following ani mated speech, which was responded to with extreme ardor by the troops and people: 'Soldiers of free France, I see in your gallant battalions the nucleus of an army of the United States of Eur ope, an army ol liberty and an army of law. The monarchies of the old CALLING AT SKINNER & DREW'S. We have just returned from Market with as good a stock of goods as was ever opened in Barton. We have on band Scotch Plaids, Corded Prints, Ginghams, Op- Alpaccas, British Lus- era Flannels, Shirting ters, Empress Olotcs, flannels. 3-4 and 4-4 Poplins, Mohairs, all wool White Flan- Black Silks, English nds. Shaker Flannels, Satteens, Black Alpac- Salisbury White Flan- cas, all Wool Delaines, nels, White Linen, White Cambrics Lawns, Bril liants, Diaper Linen Linen Ta ble Covers, Linen, Table Dam ask, Xapkins, Towels, Ladies' Hem Stitched Handkerchiefs, Ladies' Cord Handkerchiefs, Ladies' Tucked Handkerchiefs, Gents' Hem Stitched Buck Mittens, Ladies' Handkerchiefs, Gents' Ladies Berlin Lined Silk Handkerchiefs, Gloves, White Kids, Shirt Fronts, Suspend- Black Kids, assorted ers, Xeck Ties, Paper Colored Kids, White Collars, D o sr Skin Cotton Hose, Fleeced Gloves," Buck Gloves, lined Cotton Hose, Plain and Ribbed Merino Hose, Ladies' White Merino Vests, Ladies' White Merino Drawers, Dres3 Braids, Alpacca Braids, Twist, Sewing Silks, Hadley Spool Cotton, Dexter Knitting COTTONS, NUBIAS, PRLSVTED AND E3IKOSSED SKIRTS Dress Buttons, Reticules. Lunch Baskets, Shawls, Velveteens, Hoop Skirts, Cashmere Scarfs, Linen Collars, Lace Collars, Linen Cuffs, Crochet Edgings, Hamburg Edgings. Silk Billings, Magic Ruffling, Brown Cottons, Bleached Cottons, Trunks, Valises, R. R. D wight's Linen Finish, Bags, Ladies' Button Cottons, Black and Boot-, Ladies' Balmo- G o 1 d mixed Repel- ral Boots, Ladies' Con tacts, Beavers, Doe- gress Boots, Ladies' skins, Broadcloths, Slippers, Men's Thick Cassimeres, Corsets, Boots & Rubber Boots. Boys' Boots, Copper Toed Shoes, Men's and Women's Rubbers, Men's and Women' Arctics, Mail's Beaver Overcoats, Boys' Overcoats, Men's Sacks, Frocks, PANTS AND VEST S, 05 o 5 be allowed to run on any other rail- j Senators and Representatives from the County of Orleans a committee to equalize the grand lists of the coun ty of Orleans ; to committee on grand list. By Mr. Chase of Jay, the petition of the citizens of Lowell praying for the cession of part of Lowell to the town of Albany; to committee on town lines. road than that of its owner without the consent of the company over whose road i. is run. By Mr. Beiedict, relating to the survey of Lake Champlaiu and oper ations in Vermont connected there with ; to judiciary committee. Mr. Benedict forwarded to the Sec retary and had read a letter from Capt. Cutts of the U. S. coast survey, explaining that the passage of the bill is important to the protection of the property of the surveyors. HOUSE. Praver by Rev. Mr. Hazen of North field. " The journal of yesterday was read and approved. Bills introduced and referred By Mr. Slade of Middlebury, to amend sec. 43, chap. 22, g. s., relating to school districts ; to committee on ed ucation. By Mr. Bromley of Pawlet, rela ting to the descent and distribution of intestate estates; to committee on judiciary. By Mr. Kennedy of Troy, to pro tect fish in Bailey's Cove or Riude's Cove in the town of Troy ; to general committee. By Mr. Lucas of Canaan, to incor porate the Coos Valley Railroad Company ; to committee on corporations. By Mr. Beaman of Poultney, to amend sec. 1, chap. 80. g. s., relating to bills of exchange and promissory notes; to committee on judiciary. By Mr. Henry of Chester, by re quest, to amend sec. 1, chap. 34, g. s., relating to trustee process ; to com mittee on judiciary. By. Mr. Bartholmew, of Washing ton, in amendment of chap. 83, g. s. ; to select committee on resolution in troduced by Mr. Hinckley. By Mr. Wood, of Fairhaveu, to re peal tbe proviso of sec. 30, chap. 40, g. s., relating to ejectments; to com mittee on judiciary. By Mr. Ballard, of Fairfax, in ad dition to chap. 11, g. s., relating to county property ; to committee on ju diciary. Joint Resolution. By Mr. Hinck ley, of Chelsea, that the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House be instructed to appoint a joint committee consisting of two Sen ators and three members of this House, whose duty it shall be to take into consideration our present laws in re lation to the listing of property and the assessment of taxes, and ascer tain if possible if some more just and equitable plan cannot be devised, and Mr. Farnsworth, of Windsor, call ed up b. 28, in addition to chap. 94 g. s., relating to the traffic in intoxi cating drinks, and opposed its pas sage, on the ground that it gave power into the hands of towns to thwart the objects of the law. Better either abolish the law, or let it stand as the law of the State without allowing such power of towns. Mr. Wood, of Fairhaven, said they reported in favor of the bill because it is a matter of complaint throughout the State, that some towns did not want an agent appointed, and this bill provides that such towns may elect at their March meetings not to have such agents. Mr. Hinckley, of Chelsea, was op posed to the bill in committee. He thought it would work unfavorably, and its effects would be to nullify the law of the State in regard to the traf fic in intoxicating drinks. He was opposed to opening such questions to be decided m the heat of town meet ings. Minorities have rights which majorities should respect, and this bill tends to override the rights of the minorities in such towns a3 would vote to do without an agent. There sho'd be a place in every town where liquor can be obtained for mechanical and medicinal purooses; and this bill would favor those who wish to sell il legally, enabling them to get out their friends under the cry of ' uo auent," and by vote of the town do away with the provisions of the law. Mr. Butterfield of Wilmington, was also in the minority in the committee, and was opposed to the bill on the same grounds, substantially as the member from Chelsea. He was op posed to the indiscriminate sale of liquor, and he should oppose any open or covert attack on the law in regard to the sale of intoxicating liquors. Mr. Bisbee of Newpoirf, said he was with the majority of the committee oft this bill. He believed its provisions were wholesome, and that it was much better to let the towns decide tho matter for themselves. We have a good and wholesome law, but majori ties rule, and if the majority of the voters in town do not desire an agent appointed, let them ha?e the privilege. world are condemned. Thev arc in arms to-day for the last time. Mon-! archy in Europe fell at Sedan, and it j is dvinsr forever before Paris. I see ; among vou not Frenchmen onlv, but Europeans not Europeans, but men. In your ranks are American volun- j teers, soldiers of Washington aud Lincoln immortal. Invincible enemies i of despotism iu every form are fight- i ing by the side of the sons 01 the I Rhiue and Loire. Italians are hasten-: ing over the Alps to battle with you ', not against Germany, but against j monarchy not against a people mis ; led. but against princes who misled all people. From all parts of France thousands of young ami brave men are hastening to the lie Id of action. France, yesterday bowed in sackcloth to the earth, looks to-day, clad in arms, proudly up to Heaven. With France Europe will arise rejuvenated. You are fighting lor the freedom of the conlii.ent and lor the rights of humanity. Onward, then, 10 the Vosges !'' THE GERMAN ARMY In France is maintained by con stant reiutorceinents. It is estimated that there are fuilv six hundred thou- KoPe sand armed Germans on French soil. ; THE BATTLE OF BAYEAUX. The following particulars of the battle of Bayeaux have just been re ceived here : At nine o'clock iu the morning the French opeued a heavy artillery fire, which was vigorously answered by the Prussians. The French then advanced in double quick, the Garde Mobile having the lead. A desperate battle ensued. The Prussians were carried at the point of the bayonet. The Germans were utterly unable to withstand the avalanche of men hurled against them. They resorted to several stratagems but failed in all and were at length dispersed. The Mobiles entered Bag neani where the Prussians had erect ed barricades. These were soon car ried with but slight loss. At this time heavy masses of Prussians were seen on the plateaux, and as the Fren2h were now exposed to a severe fire of artillery from the forts in the neighborhood they fell back unmolest ed. The object of the reconnoissance was effected in every particular. The Prussians lost three hundred killed and one hundred were captured. ANOTHER SUCCESFUL SORTIE OF THE FRENCH. A dispatch has just been received announcing another successful sortie by the Parisians. The loss of the Prussians is 'put at 3000. There is no further talk of remov ing the capital to Lyons or Marseil les. The discipline of the armies has vastly improved lately. in o in Hats, Caps, Men's Cordegan Jackets, Men's Undershirts, Men's Drawers, Lap Robes,Horse Blankets, White Bed Blankets, Manchester Quilts, Bed Ticking, Blue and Brown Denim, Kero sene Lanterns, O i 1 Lanterns, Lamp Chim neys, Kerosene Wicks. Candle Wicking, a assortment Crockctv, Glass Goblets,Tumb- lers, Glass Tea Sets, Paper Hangings, Paper' Curtains, Oil Window Shades, Wood Saws, Cast Steel Shovels, Hoes, Ma nure Forks, Spades, Sleigh Bells, Cattle Ties, Cattle Cards, large of Horse Brushes, Curry Combs, Wheel Heads. Meat Cutters, Apple Pearers, Coffee Mills, Steel Traps, Bed Cord, Clothes Lines. Coil trap Hinges, Barn Door Rollers. Butcher Knives, Table Cutlery, Whips, Whip Lashes, Umbrellas, ax es, Ax Handles, Nails Mirrors, Saleratus, So da, Cream Tartar, Pimento, Pepper,Ginger, Cassia, Cloves, Nutmegs, Indigo.ltaisins, Citron, .English Currants. Fine Cut Chewing Tobacco, Navy Tobacco, Dwight's Sixes, Eure ka Smoking Tobacco, Snuff, whole Java Coffee, roasted and ground Coffee, Brown Sugar, Granulated Sugar, Powdered Sugar, Crushed Sugar, Gherkins, Starch, Rice, Soaps, Kerosene Oil, Candles, coarse and fine Salt, YOUNG HYSON TEAS, OOLONG TEAS, JAPAN TEAS Also a great many other articles too numerous to mention, all of which we shall sell at a very small advance from cost. We would call special atten tion to our Teas, and all who really love a good cup of this warm beverage are invited to call and get a drawing of our Teas. Thanking our friends for their patronage in the past, we ask a continuance of the same. ?-j All persons indebted to us, either by note or book account, are re quested to call and pay us SOME MONEY. We want it. Fevers seldom make an attack without warning; aud may often be thrown off by soaking the feet in warm water, wrapping up warm in bed, and taking two or three of "Parsons' Pur gative Pills." A Missionary just returned, says he reganls "Johnson's Anodyne Lini ment as beyond all price, and effiea cious beyond any other medicine. Ii is adapted to a great variety of spec ial cases, and is the best 'pain killer in the world. A large volume would not contain the mass of testimony which has ac cumulated in favor of Dr. Wistar's Balsam of Wild Cherry as a safe, ef ficient, aud reliable remedy iu curing coughs, colds, and pulmouarv disease. Many of the cures are truly wonder lul. S CEPHAS C. CLARK'S ESTATE. TATE OF VERMONT Orleans District, ss. In Probate Court held at Irashureti. in said DisTict, on the Hih day of OctH A.D., 1870: ran hi in u. u lark, administrator ot the estate of COMMISSIONERS' NOTICE. TI1IOTRY A. E.iTOys ESTATE. 'PHE SUBSCRIBERS, having been appointed A by the Honorable Probate Court for the Dis trict of Orleans, Commissioners to receive, ex amine and adjust all claims and demands of all CEPHAS C. CLARK, late of Glover, in n". .. : . j . . . . , . . . lilbO Ul Dltr Wilt ( OUIU lIOM ltt Ut,ll aovu - said district, deceased, presents hisadminiBtra- nrwtltM. ;ne,;.nt. and thntrm nf six months lion Itermint fnr pviaminatirn Ami nllitwdnna ' . . . . A - - - -- tromtne stu aa ot uct., ia?u, oeini? auowcu and makes application lor a decree of distnbn- 6aM Court t0J,he xV0Xi gald deceased, tion and partition of the estate of said deceased. tfexhibit and prove their respective claims be- Whercupon, it 11 ordered by said Court, that forena - v said account and said application be referred to a I0oi ti,e that we wilI attend t0 the dntiM of oar.ppointment.tthe dwelling Uouseof ; Mr.. Mrv J. baton tn ttanon. in saiu ui...., in said Irasburgh, on the 9th day of Nov., A. D. is, u, tor nearms aim decision thereon : And it is further ordered that notice hereot be (riven to all persons interested, by publication ol the same three weeks successively in the Orleans Independent Standard, a newspaper published at Barton, in said district, previous to mid time appointed for hearing, that they may appear at said time and place, and showcase, if any they may have, why said account should not "be al lowed, and such decree made. A true copy of Record. 133 Attest, E. A. STEWART, Judge. NOTICE TO CLAIMANTS. on the 28th dav of October and April one o'clock, in "the afternoon, on each or eaia days. . juhw u. i5Aivi LLiii com rs. DAVID GILLES, Barton, Sept. 23, A. D 1870. 41w3 CO.MMISSIONEKS' NOTICE. BRAISERD STEBBiyS' ESTATE. The subscribers, having been appointed by the Honorable Probate Court lor the D.i-trM of Orleans. Commissioners, to receive examine The following described prooertv was seized and adiust all claims ami dcmanii! . ol al l per m by Officers of the Customs for violation of the against the estate of I3K.AlNfc.KU M r.ut3i-y Revenue laws of the United States, to wit: late of Barton, in s a i d district, deccasiu, At Derby Line, Sept. 20, 1870, One Horse. One represented insolvent, and the tet)f six nioti Harness, One Wagon. from the 28th day of Sept., A D. 1870, Any person or persona claiming the property allowed by saidCourt tothe c r editors w- so seized are hereby notified to appear within 20 deceased, to exhibit and prove their resjx days from the first publication hereof, and file claims before us: .Unties with the Collector of Customs for the District )f Give notice, that we will attend to the uu Vermont, a claim, stating his or her interest in of our appointment at the dwelling ' j(J the property seized; also, to execute a bond to the late Brainerd Stebbins. in B"0"" 't)er the United States, in accordance with the provis- district, on the last Wednesdays ol wecw ions ol the 12th Sec, Act 18th July, 18H6. and March next, at one o'clock in the at GEO. J.ST ANN ARu, on each of said days. , Collector of Customs. BENJ.MOSMA. f Conrf. Custom House Dist ot Vt, Collector's Office, GEO. H. BLAKt., . , Burlington, 18.th Oct., 1870 3w3 Barton, Sept, 23, A. D. 1870.