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BURLINGTON, FRIDAY MORNING-, NOVEMBER 6,1863.
I From Frank Leslie's Taper,!
Tin: m).m: or tiih shell.
IiV J. WaULN slwiomb, Jr.,
. i . ar.d strong, and thick, and tall,
' 'it bastion's moated wall.
' 'aci is smooth awl the ititeb. is leep,
ihc weary sentry may new sleep ;
i the parrapet, heavy and dun,
- the mouth of the barbette gun,
- lightnings awl tempests ghx
.1 I lie gloomier casemates down below.
ii! is tbe wark and stout the vail,
liefore my song they must crumble and (all
tmtote away to a neap oi stoma.
' J hulled with fragments of dead
.3 i.d i
I with the Moid that flowed as they Ml,
! lie:: iciUiem sun: by the novnmg soeu.
taunting, and Iwaoting, and brisk, and gay,
lie streets of the city shine to-day.
j s without, an army within,
think of surrender were deadly sin ;
i he toe far o'er the wave abide,
i , mi ;rns can reach o'er tbe flowing tide.
,. . , w'l Through the air, with a rush and
.- the screech and tbe roar of tbe howling
i ric pops. lone city is still alive
, the bees that are leaving tbe ancient hive ;
. , uir market-places are wawte and bare,
, the smoke bangs thick in the poimwl air ;
itie nuns atone shall remain to tell
n- the hymn of destruction was song by the
-, rrnis and bloodtliirsty, mad with wrath,
,-ton stands in the nation's path
.. and flaunts a bloody rag,
'.ii? tbe stare of tbe dear old nag.
muter is crumble! and ground away,
: Vaguer and Gregg are ours to day,
, lt r the water on Curious wings.
. .hell from the "Swamp Angel" flies and
ii; I lie oshji oi ub trai lorous low 11,
. red-handed rehdliou crashed down.
,q. ire its cadences, harsh its sour,
mnrko r tbe right, and it crushes the
.,,1 never a I 'last, shaking ultbennoat bell,
. i vengeance and wrath like the song of the
U i e v. I I n ii ' o it
i'se MosjioN 1'aoi-uuT. Brigbam Young
ii agreeable aftahle g-ntleman, apjnrently
t over 45 vears of age. although reallj p-
3 nnls of 60.
Tlie war, he thinks, will be coo tinned till
.rt i.f the iirlli and South naee
, , - i.. -,ii ii i
.p. nr tu sjiraK more piunuy, uu an are an- j
: iliinil. sihii me - ..iiiiis wm ne tne
.Je to uocuj.v the couiury in peace and
inetis'ss. Tiie desolation t-iused by the war
nanls as the judguient of the land for
i Icrsfcution ot the Saints
. irtitilatiugol' his iHivate school-room.
it !.i iiaiicl iidreu (numbering some 0V) j
t-i itlij.'att-d, aipeate4 l he a favorite sub-i
.. .-.Liu rsallon. The ceilings of these (
ii- .ire l" ket high, m ntilated iron the
r ul tne windows. His owu residences i
' i stveral building--arc large and
- . nil liouble doors, aud ceilings 2U or ,
" tet in height Une iange building is
-im11 occupied by bis wives.
! i...iiu sleeps alone and eats his meals
. tt bciieer he wants one of his wives '
i in.s iir iier. It is not uncommon to see
' i-iar ol his wives at church sitting j
. .tr. and generally dreeKeJ alike. j
. iliU'ii or 1-1 of his children .ire about
- miiiare at play at all times, apparently
i tnough. hVighan Young. Jr., a son
. 12 years old a pretty fair chip of the
k has just returned Irian r.urope,
r lie was sent on a mission. Whilst i
i.e visited most of ti:c countries and ,
- ni interest, being supplieil with as '
. Ii money as be wanted to siend. j
..umlauts last wife was rather an inter- ,
. g oung lady, the UaughUr of Mr. Fol- j
It is asserted by the Mormons that tlie '
t iiarmony and good let ling prevails '
n the wivesof the " harem," but I have
-Hue information which shows this to be j
- Cor. Sprtng. Rep.
Wordsworth,' said Charles. I jamb, 'one
v told me that ho considered Shakspean
-itlv overrated, 'lliere k an immercity
:-i k in all that Sbaksiear wrote,' lie
.. and people were taken in by it. Now
1 tad a mind I could write exactly like
' avpeare.' &oyou see' proceeded Charles
.v. quietly, 'it was only the mind that
1 iu U m generally cunaedtd . says tbe
! istiin i'lie. that there k more gold in this
' luiiirr U'j. tiian there was at the txgin
iinj of toe ntlwllion. On the 1st of Dec.,
toe laisis oi gold and silver in the loyal
in round numbers, $250,(100,-
"". si.irh has since Ivcn increased to
; '"i.iMHt.tKHt l,y excels ot production over
'puis to October. iMiX Of this tlie Treasu-
nd Ranks of the Atlantic cities hold
njnni.tMi, and all other Hanks bigether
' ' tl.e H,,lPat 1 irg.- hold jfiwl,(M,000
w !, b increase is thus made 50,ISMI.
"'. it which the Atlantic Hanks and
- l. partnieiits share ;..!0,l"Ht,(KHIand
' Rinks and the jicople including Cali-
. ii- .i2ii,,iitm.
11 hi Imiked? If as some allege the law i
' in i effect and cannot be executed, is a
1 letter, &c., why do the hotel kefers, j
i advocates and rum drinkers, low t in 1
ius and endeavor to secure its reeal It j
not be philanthropy on their part nor cao
lieeause of tl.eir great desire tu advocate ,
I une tnaz mey wisu lor lis re:ii. vrur
I'ntory lnoor law is is it a dead letter,
1 .it is all the reason tlie rum-sellers do '
.ike it. We admit that the law has not
it effect for giiod which it- triends and
otis hud IuinI for, IhiI it i n train- 1
-tun -a-s. It t'k iaw f i.il ii. i other .
..iit toeumUr the statute lsk, why
i u ho dabble in liquor object to it so '
trmgly Irminrgh Standard.
fm vt ('.iii. N. II. The Manchester
i ..I I let 2-th says : The depot at the
ii station was broken into, Monday
t. . u l ti . afe in the ticket oilier roMied
'i" - p '-kages and other money, the
"'''i wnk-h cannot be ancitaincd at
1 1 1 burglars oiitam.il an entrance
' 1 '' it l.v breaking a pane of glass and '
''Mi: ; . :-i. n... ...ul k !
muiim. i i it ,
' "" W another window, and, from
, -.jrai,., jilaud the Nile um its hack1
. lung i,l th). kt.j in,j crevices I
-"""I'owdtTin.i thrown an old feather I
' , to deaden the siund or tlie ex- 1
applied a el.w .nili-'l.-Thr efe '
'' "Hplctefy to pieii s and the- room
'"X-'dauli leathers and smoke atsl
1 '' nj.lete arret. Xo trace ol the i
. ' I'.:- vet been obtained.
' ' H.iiiipsfaire has been the scene of
i i'-s during tbe past two weeks
- occurred here for Tears. Hardly
I i--,-but we arc called to reeotd
tli ld.i, k girl vva- walking loom- from
'' othir ilay witii a iil of 'ikon
"'hi two l.id'e -tie '.unrvd to
iwl with :i i'liil.ri u at the
ver I should live to se a sight
tlie street.- ol -Virlulk epi-ula-..u
pizon b. ip ' ol '"
' gin looked up with a p:uiiit
'd not ciicctti -Mv ti-aeJicr
' I i..,
iii.iikmi. sia-.ikin slowly
.it it 1 piaKi , ni pp gits,
1 ' I 'III 1 . ,T t. 'ill ' ".lost
i i'le Id lii.c lo
.i-a l-c out. Mls ' T'.c
' vr wlii-ll v.. it'll have i.. Mn.i't
"1 'lk. I. I I- I ,1. J.( 1 J-lll.
'" J. If.lll- . I -..ii, , ., ic-
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cc 13 ran.
FRIDAY MORNING. NOVEMBER 6.
(.'mud I'liiou Itallv in IMatt-biirs.
Si-eoti r Hon. Henri' Wilson or Massj-
Tlie i'nion Well of 1'httsliurg hate K-en
holding a series of stirring and interesting
public meetings during the last few days In
preparation for the Election : (Jen. Uruce
and lliai. John Cochrane liavc recently ad
drtsned large audiences thcrc.and last Thurs
day eening the people turned out en motse
to hear Senator Wilsm of Miss. The
Court House was crowded to over flowing
with ladies ami gentlemen at an early hour,
and .t was- wit), difficulty that the Spta
could make his way through the throng, to ,
the stand, Before his arrival, the time was
occupied with short speeches bv Messrs. Mc-
. 1 -- i
Masters and llockwith of PlattslMinr, nisi J.
2. mnis oi iuriiu;ruu. i c lc H erv
iniiierfect abstract of
Ms. Wilson's JSfek n.
Mr. Wflvtn mr be appoore! in the interest of j
no jwrtj. With the first gun at Sumter he h id '
diMc-rJl part; until the war should be over, j
He had Mce rai.el Jl comjanies of s-oMitrs and
hecurwl commiskrfis fur oerl? Maxvu.M'tts i
of&ceryta.id newr jet askel a man whit rirtj he
bekHiged to. Iu the Military Committee of the t
U. S. Seiutte, of which he is chiiniwn, tho' thou- 1
5-nndi of nominations had been beture tbetu.
there never been a party queticn, feinee the I
war bepui. He find nothing to Niy for the lie- j
publican j-irty there it t tain is with the bright- ;
ut rumnl orsr ntfulu 1iT 1 tuJitinil ,.irf r Ilia I
was proud to be Republican, but lie would to- I
ilar as soon vote for many a Ufe-louz demucmt.
such as ltutler antl Cochrane and Ibckinson, as
for the olilect republican, atsl would not ask
them to join his party either. If they are beor-
tily and bouestly for the Union now, it is enough.
Rut tlie lemocnUic party has cast out these
men and as an organization it is in the hands
of the copperhead, hepley of Maine, who had
proel his patriotism in the blaze of tbe rebel
eannou ; Uatler who jumped into the w-trat the
very start, ami who tameu the traitorous nsu
and women of New Orleans ; INckinson of Ne I
lorn, wno w rwum oi ute oinn. uu ine i
South sasl ttar to break up the Luton ;
llancmtl, the purest awl cleanest demo
crat of his generation; John Cochrane, who
even after the war brAe out went
to Riehmuiid to sec if something could not be
done by compromise ; John Logan of
lllino.s, who used to 1 called "dirty John Lo
gan" U"c mse he said he would do what Mr.
Clay sod was too dirty business (br a southern
gentlemen, help catch fugitive slaves ; Andy
Johnsi'ti uf Tennessee, whose record all know
these 4iiI hiiudreds of other honest democrats ;
aok lv because tbey are true to the union, arc
i.nt t.v the ii-tftr tif whu'h tni'V were !
ouee the leaders. Not a democratic paper or'
partizan to-iay so pour as to do them honor.
The peace democrats, when our armies meet
with a rev ti-e tell how "uoa', not we. "have
been deleate-l". Their copper, like gold, goes up
with uuion reverses and down with union victo-tor.e-
On the 4th of July to-t at the great
U-.'iiiii-nnii. :sinnin v wivi j , " imi- i jh-
Pierce was utteriug his d junal criticisms on tbe
gnveiiiineul anil tlie war, a aespaicncame to ine
.Mayor announcing the tlefeat of Irfe at fiettys
bur!. Hundreds of the democrats came run
ning to hear tbe new-, and when the despatch
was read to them tbey sasl it was ad d repub
lican lie, sent from Washington to break up
then- meeting. That was the decisive battle
of this struggle. In the afternoon of that
memorable rnday, with the repulse of the grand
cnarge ou the left centre at (iettysburgh, the
star of the rebellion sank into eternal night, and
tbe sun of the Union rose to rale in unclouded
glory through the the heaven-; but its isw was
wormwood and gall to these jieuce democrats.
These are the men who have control of the dem
ocratic organization aud who will rum it. It
mut die as sure as (iod reigns. Our boys are
coming home, and will ask who have stood by
them at home, and who have stabbed them in
the back ; the copperhead s will go into obscurity
as did the tories of 7b. whose descendants are
not careful now to remind you that their ances
tors opposed the war of the Revolution. As did
the Federal Tarty, which opposed the war of
1M3 and the administration of James .Madison,
the Democratic Tarty must go down under the
bee! of American patriotism.
We can only touch farther on a few
scattered joints of the speech. Mr. Wil
son took up tlie charge that the Republican
are responsible for the wir, and declared that
the father of lies, the great original copperhead,
never uttered a greater he. He met Mr.
Toomhs, just after the dis-olution of the
Charleston Convention, and asked him: " Well,
how do you like it'" "By I like it."
was the reply. ' For fifteen years I have not
seen a day that I would make the Union, If it
w ere yet unmade, or save it if it was to be saved.
The breaking of the democratic party will break
tbe Union, and I like it."
The sjieaker defended the "arbitrary arrests,"
concerning which the copperheads make such an
outcry, and only complained that there had not
been enough of them. There bail been not one
in Maesachusets out of a million and a quarter
of leople; there have been or in all New Eng-
land, and not one hundred and fifty iu all. Our
kind and merciful too merciful President has .
not yet hung a traitor, though we are in the
thirl year of the war. He (the speaker) would
have more arrested many more traitors and
kent them fur closer, than the Government had
lie defended at length the Conscription lvw,
his own handiwork to a great extent, ami espc
sially tbe iSHO clause. He remarked in the
course of this portion of his sjieech that 36,0o0
men have thus far paid commutation money,
and tbe (overnment has got in their places,
i,Ji"i veterans and men, black and white, of
the border States, relieving u of the North to
fie discussed the raising of colored troops and
urpl forcibly the policy of employing much
nu.re extensively (he willing ami brave and pa
He alluded to inir financial prosperity and to
to the fact that twelve hundred millions of money
bad buen paid out through the Treasury depart
ment without a dollar of def illation.
He congratulated his hearers on our prospects-Til-
victories at Vicksburg and Tort IluJson and
(iettysburgh ; in Ohio and Pennsylvania and
the coming one in New York, hv.i settled the
q uestion. We shall soou lie in a position to any
k into i
in ihc loval men of the Ninth, take
States, reconstruct them, and come back
In conclusion, he urged strongly the duties of
the hour. We have sent our best ami bravest
to the field, hare given to them the task of walk- I
ins op to the cannon month; and we shouiu
elude i hem if thev shrank from blood or death
in tlie work. It is their's to sustain the Gov.
ow" " """
sustain the Gov-
,s the less anlu- !
erumeat with the bullet
who ineofiiii. " -
, ,rn in the face of the enemy and pour their I
fire into the- breasts of their comrades fighting
uider the stars and stripes, it is right for us
to encourage the rebels by our rotes, atsl not
otherwise. The reU-l democrats for a man
must be a democrat before he can I a rebel
who have shot down our friends on many a
bloody fieJd, if ierniitted to vote in this election,
would vote the democratic ticket to a man. We
can vote as they would have us, or we can vote
so as to strengthen the Gsverumuit and save the
Mr. Wilson sjioke two hours and a half
and held his audience intent and interested
througliout, interrupted only by frequent
ami hearty applause.
The issue of the contest in Xew York, of
which this is an episode, is no bngcr doubt
ful. 'ITie .puftion is now only one of ma-
How much over .10,00(1 the Union
majority will ! we
will not undertake to
Gen Schenck says that a ja-aec democrat is
a democrat who prefers a piece of the I nton
to the vv hole of it. So sav . we all of us.
The Ohio people have just published an
..iisvvcr to the song. " llo thev ini-s Sie at
home""" and have dedicated it to Yalfandig
j The CaNvi43 cf Jvrw York. The political
I canvass is very warm in New York. In no
Presidential campaign, prubobly has more
work been done in the kiuio since ot time
! limit during the lat week in tliiK. The
I 1 lrgc puolie meetings addressed by eminent
iwblie men, lor thr union cause, will count
tip not less than 30(1 during the present
1 week, while nnaller meetings re held in
almost every school district in the State. In
' Tlinton County, especially the canvass is
very active ami our townsman J. S. Adams,
Esq., among others has been doing good ser
vice in routing the people. Tbey had a
sja-cially lively tmc at Rouse's I'oint on
Friday evening. The Union men and De
mocrats had each called a public meeting at
the same time and place ami instead of fight-in-
for tlu luu-iU'H inn of tlio liiill Movsililv
" , . , . i , , . . -r i
concluded to hold a joint meeting. Twode-
-. mUnsl the crowd and
w,r(. ,,... altna.,.ly by .Mr. .Mc.Ma.ters
of j,,atubursll anJ Mr. A(W Tllc dis.
. .. , , . i
cusmou tos very warm nd Inely and lasted
r . .i . t. tt- i --
Far into the night. Hie J'epuNiran speakers
are allowed to have IkuI altogether the liest
of the kittle both in argument, eloquence
and repartee, and the meeting will doubtless
tell on the result in tint quarter next Tues
lay. Cows in the sTRKBT. There i" no end to
the inconvenience and damage which comes
from cattle being allowed to run in the street.
We saw an illustration thin morning. A
gate had U-en necessarily open during the
afternoon and while the laborer's eye was
occupied, a strolling cow dodged in and was
out of sicht when the isitc vas closed. The
coll'Ucnc was the destruction of a large
patch of valuable cabbagn the perverse
animal (uflcr the fashion of their kind, to
spread their mischief as wisely as possible)
having bitten into the top of tho heads of
t hem all. Whether it wasa-jwor man's
iw " tlwt did the mischief we du not know,
i , tnow it
wa a "j-oor
mi A. nil the injury.
ll.Lirw Sbtiubi.-A N- Y. Evening
Tost correspondent write from Halifax, Oct.
17. as follows
The friends of f ocesh and rebeldom in Blue
noMilum are sadly down in the mouth because
of Earl Uusk-H's Hopping of the "pet rams"
at Liverpool. Arrangement on a Urpe scale
were going on here at tbe Confederate wharf for
supplies of coal and other materials for the
" rams." preparatory for their aftaeking Tort
land, Boton and New York, and then breaking
up the blockade of tbe southern ports. The mut
ter was talked over here as sure to occur within
a few weeks, and thousands gloated over an an-tieip-itory
burning of your seaport towns and the
destruction of jour tlt. All these prospects
are blighted, and it is to be hoped that those
uhn 1,-Aeil forward to their retilintioii with
eagerness will see how ine&ibly dsgraleil must
be trieir posiuon in r iuiift.
Christwns and patriots throughout tbe world.
TtWH! IiOVat.isTS. A letter from a
soldier in HurnsideV army, written frum
" I saw an old man from Jefferson county
in this State, who, although 73 years of ago,
cumc to join the army. llo Isrougbt, as he
eulls them, his own erowd ol 100 men, and
anotucr of Ml. He and 40 of his company
lmve been bush-whacking in the mountains
for 14 month.
Seven or eight regiments are undtr way,
several of which will be full this week.
Morri-tovvn, Greenville and Joncsboro' have.
I learn, each a regiment marly full.
When we were at Morristown, and get
,in ..n the ears lor Greenville, an old coun
tryman from back some 20 miles came riding
into town. As be did not know we were
there, he looked at the brigade awhile with
amazement. When the state of things be-,
gan to flash Un him, he asked if we 'wcrn't
the blue-bellii-1 Yankees," and as soon as he
was satisfied, he went almost crazy, shouting
' (ilorv to God, they have come atlaft,' then
sinking his heels into his horse's sides, he
went galloping through the town, waving his
hat and snouting away Glory to God,
they've come at hist'.' It was not long
however Iclore he was back, and coaxing
some of the lioys to go home with him. lie
said it wcrn't only Similes:' ir they would
.o home with him, he know 'd the old wo
man would go crazy.' Ho said 'she has been
savin-' 13 jars or apple-butter ever since last
summer for the Yankees to eat.' tt hen our
boys told him there would Iw a fight at the
Kilt works, and that that was ourdeetination,
he wanted to borrow a gun and go along,
savinir the rule of the rebels was over now
aIMi nlB was come, and he was 'artcr reventtc
j; a fur-year-oId
That is the universal cry ol all the peo
ple in this country ; and not a man comes to
join the army that doc notnlk oT revenge.
II a brigade of these men go through this
countrv, every traitor's house w ill be sure to
get a tirc-brand. The majority of them, so
far, have had their houses burnt, and them
selves hunted like wild lieasts, and will never
! satisfied until they finish the work by
driving their persecutors from their fight.
From the Columbia (Ga.) Enquirer.
Alexander II. Srr.niE.NS.- Among all the
illustrious s talesmen that the Empire Mate
or the confederacy has claimed and docs
claim as hers, none lias been honored by the
world more for his virtue, or respected, per
haps, as much for his practical wisdom as
tlie present Vice President of this confedera
cy He stands justly and deservedly in the
front rank of living statesmen. The accura
cy with which he has again and again fore
told the occurrence of important events jus
.:.... ,1... .rtinn that we have heard raado
very frequently about him, to wit That he
is "the wisest man living." hen the pro
visional government wos nrsi orgamzcu
Montgomery, Mr. Stephens suggested the
;mmcdiate investment ot tweniy-nvc immou
(jnitjnj ;n iron-clad war steamers to keep
oncll0UI. ports; and the lndiBOience wmi
which that sagacious counsel was m.
h t anj wlU cost our government two
- hundrcj m!ijion dollars. Had
the cotton been sent to Europe then, as tt
ham lieen sent, ana tnose war sicam
might have been sent, ana i
. , . i .. , L .... nlf.li, hVA
era been Drouguv ucrc, ""-j -
been brought, our port never would have
been closed, recognition would have been in
sured long ago, speculation on foreign goods
.M burn fallen stillborn to the earth, and
homo products have never
fastened its deadly fangs upm the vitals of
the land. (JottoD wouia nave men ueeu oio
to wear the crown belonging to its royal
state and would have been kind indeed,
while Confederate scrip would have continu
ed to stand to this hour where it stood then,
i .i, m!i of distress would have been
null mi. v.
nowhere-heard on Confederate soil, save the
Toice of that distress with which the hearths
of our homes are overwhelmed when bitter
.:.i: fibbed unon them from distant
LlUllio " -x
fields of strife.
We learn that J. W. Howes, Eso... was remov
ed some time since from the office of ice Consul
at Montreal His loyalty was not aoove sospi
don. Burlington Timet.
Tlu- Times has been misinformed. A
I -rcatcr lie and grosser slander was never
published. -Mr. Howes was not rcmov.u,
' t.. and a more zealous Union
min tliaS he is does not live. The contribu
tions from -Montreal to the Tn, on soldiers
' are mainly due to Mr. ana -urn.
I WaUon's Journal.
Surgeon 15. W. Carpcrter of the 0th Vt
Vols, has been appointed Surgeon in Chief of
the forces under command of Brig. General
Wistar at Yorktown, Va. and vicinity, by
order of Maj. Gen. Foster.
Second Lieutenant Louis B. Cole of Chi
cago, Ssth 111. Vols., a son of Dr. Matthew
Cole of this village, has been made Adjutant
of his regiment for meritorious services in
the Uittlc of Chicamauga.
Mr. fctcphen Luce, of Braintrec has hai;
six syns in the army. Five arc still in ser
vice ; one having been discharged for disabi
lity. All except one, who went from Illi
nois, enlisted in Vermont Iicgimcnts. One
son was desperately wounded in the head at
Gettysburg a ball passing through the tcm
pie, rendering him utterly blind.
W. 1!. Stickney, of Iirooklinc, who went
to New Orleans as a member of company II
Sth llcgiment, has Iiecn commissioned z
lieutenant and placed in charge of the
schools for colored children in New Orleans.
The Operations of the Draft.
r.teoKror Provot Marshal Gexeeal Far.
Tkovot MrsualGexervl'v Orrior, )
Wasiii.notox, D- C, Oct 11'. j
Sin : I have the honor to report, for your
information, certain general facts connected with
the draft, as shown by reports made up to this
The machinery for executing the enrollment
act is in complete working order. The law as it
stands cannot be made to develop the entire mil
itary strength of the nation, and the execution
of it has been rendered exceedingly difficult by
the etlorts made in various ways to resist or
evade it, or to escape from its operation.
Its fruits, therefore, are not as abundant as
they will be from a perfected law and more thor
oughly established system of executing it. All
the advantages, however, which could reasona
bly have been expected from the law are aeem
inR. Its general principles distribute the burdens
of military service fairly among those liable to
bear them, but there is perhaps more generosity
than justness in some of its humane provisions.
With certain modifications, which can readily be
made by Congress, the military strength of the
country may, by the direct and indirect opera
tion of this act, be surely and cheaply brought
into the field.
Several of the Western States have not been
subjected to the present draft, on account of the
excess of Tolunteers heretofore furnished, and
from the same cause the quotas in other West
ern States arc rendered quite small , the present
draft is. therefore, but a partial one, and no
specific total was established as the quota for it.
( If those drawn in the present draft, inclu 1
inc the 60 per cent, additional, over 60 per cenL
have rejiorted in accordance with tbe orders of
the board. Of the per sent, who have not
reported, many are not wilful deserters, being
unavoidably absent, at sea and the like. The
deserters are being arrested.
if all examined about HO per cent, have been,
exempted on account of physical disability,
aKst M per cent, have been exempted under
the provisions of the second section of the act,
or found not liable to duty on account of alienage,
unsuitableness of age, non-residents, &c. Those
who are not liable to military duty, and form no
part of the national forces, and therefore have
been erronously enrolled, appear m the general
reports of the boards among those exempted,
lacause their non-ability to serve could not be
established until they came liefore the boards.
The number of exemptions is thus made to ap
ear much larger than it really ts.
About forty per cent of the men examinol
have been held to service, and have either en
tered the array in person, furnished substitutes,
or paid commutation.
About one-half of those held to service have
Iaid commutation; ot the remaiuder about one
third have gene In person, anil two-thirds bare
furnished substitutes, ami all except a few in
transit and a small proportion of deserters from
among the earlier substitutes accepted, are in
the ranks of their regiments in front of the en
emy. It is fair to suppose that most of those who
wilfully fail to report, and thus become desert-
I ers, are physically fit for service: if they had
been examiner me proportion ciciupcu iui
physical disability disability would have been
reduced to about 2o per cent. The proportion
of exemptions would be still further reduced by
purging the enrollment lists before draft of all
cases of manifest unfitness and of aliens and
others not liable to military duty, as may be
dgnc where this system of raising troops is well
The propositions above given are based upon
the reports up to this time, from the seventy-three
Congressional districts where the draft hu been
completed, or has most nearly approached com
pletion. Since the present rebellion began, about two
hundred thousand soldiers, after entering service,
have been discharged on surgeon's certificate; of
disability. It is probable that at least one-half
of them were unfit for service when received. It
may be safely said that forty millions of money
was uselessly expended in bringing them into the
field, to say nothing of their subsequent expense
to the Government.
In Great Britain, under the system of volun
tary enlistment, the rejections averagt over 27
percent In France, from 1831 to 1S12, the
average number of exemptions annually was
94,8G0;sothatto secure the contingent of frO.000
men 174,860 conscripts were annually examined.
Of the recruits who presented inemseives ior
enlistment in our regular army in 1852, 70 per
cent, were rejected for physical infirmities, ex
clusive of age or stature. Between 1st January
and 1st July last, moro than one-half were re
jected. These were men who desired to be ac
cepted, inese proportions are oi iuu.-rcsv m
connection with the fact that less than one-third
of the drafted men who desire not to be accepted
have been exempted on account or physical un
fitness. There have been but few cases of incompetency.
fraud, neglect, or abuse in the examination of
drafted men. These men have, however, in many
ways been swindled by rogues having no con
nection with the Boards of Enrollment, as, for
example, the fact that certain drafted men were
physically unfit for service has become known to
these sharpers, when it was perhaps not known
to the men themselves, but they have so far im
posed upon the ignorance or credulity of the
drafted men as to get from them sums of money
to secure an ciemption to which the rogues
knew they were entitled and would surely receive.
and the uraltea men, anuing menisci, e ticiiijii.
ol as promised, have sometimes thought and
pven out tnai iney secureucjcujpuou vitj
of drafting officers, whereas they were legally
entitled to exemption, and have themselves been
swindled by sharpers.
All has been done that seemed proper under
.ri.tine-laws to check these evils, and to meet
properly the few cases of criminality and incom
petency wmcn nam wuuw mub iUJ
if lhi hnreau.
All the expenditures up to this time on acount
of this bureau, including me enroumeui, uxau,
.r,A t, nf officers, and persons connected with
it, are but little over Sl.200.000. Theseexpend
inelnde all made on account of the ma
chinery which has produced the arrest and re
turn ol 20,000 deserters.
The amount of money received from the draft
up to this date is about ten times as great as all
the expenses on account of the enrollment act;
those resulting from the New York riots are not.
however, included in this statement, as they are
more properly attributable to other causes and
other persons than to the draft or officers of this
I am.verv respectfully, your obed't serv t,
James B. Fet.
Provost Marshal GencraL
Hon. E. M. Stanton. Secretary of War.
The Report of Provost Marshal General
Fry on the operation of the draft contains
important information, not only on the draft,
but on sundry other particulars concerning
tho Army, such as the number which have
been discharged for inability, the cost of such
discharged soldiers to the nation,and the com
parative number of exempts from inability
in a given number drafted, or offered for cn
li.wnt. in this country, England and
iVinio The ilenort is in our column 10-
day, and we recommend its careful perusal to
Tbey will find, it an interesting
TtE DitArT. It is announced by telegraph
from Washington, that in the recent an
nouncement of the quotas of the several
States under President Lincoln's proclama
tion of Oct. 17th, calling out an additional
300,000 men, " the deficiencies of the States
under former rails and under tho recent
draft arc taken account of only in reference
to a subsequent draft in case another is ren
dered necessary by a failure to furnish the
full quota of volunteers." Tho dispatch add :
It is presumed that there will be no draft in
those States which raise their quota of the 300,
001) volunteers called for by the Tresident'a
pnclamation, but in States where through fail
ure to raise their quota of the 300,000 volun
teers, the draft has to be resorted to, all ilefi-
ciencies at tbe time existing in such States
will be taken into account Drafted men and
substitutes are entitled to the one hundred dol
lars bounty provided by law, and not to the in
creased bounty of S300 onercd to volunteers.
Yerjio.nt Trooi-s. From the lucid rcjiort
of Adj. and Inspector General Washburn wc
extract the following, showing the number
of three years men and the number of nine
month men furnished to the United States I
service by Yermont previous to the pre
The whole number of troops furnished by tlie
State, and mustered in for three years service, is
as follows :
Trevwus to Nov. 1,1862, as per Report of
Adj. and Ins. Gen. of that date. 13,447
Since Nov. 1, 1882, 845
Total 1 3,92
The w hole number of troops furnished by the
State, and mustered in lor nine months service,
is as follows :
Trevwus to Nov. 1. 1S52, as per Report of
Adj. anl Ins. Gen. of that date, 1,777
Since Nov. I. 1862, "
On tie 2oth of April a communication was re
ceived 4om the Provost Marshal General of the
United Slates, statinc that the State of v ermont
hail failed to furnhih her quota of men under the
several requisitions of the President. This was
immoliately denied, and a brief statement for
wanioi to him. showing the several quotas under
the different calls, the number of men actually
furnished, and that the State, instead of bung
deficient, was entitled to a credit Upon the re
riuest f the Adjutant General of the Army, a
similar statement was furnished to him ; and.
upon receiving from the Trovost Marshal Gen.
a statement of the records in the Adjutant Gen
eral's office, a very full and accurate compilation
was nadc of all the records and files in this
office, and forwarded to Washington, showing
that the State hid furnished a surplus of 790
men above her quota under all calls made. In
reply to this, the adjutant General of the Army
for aided a more detatlled abstract of hi re
cords, which enabled me to discover and point
out the discrcpancyiln the records in the two of
fices, arising mainly from the loose and imper
fect manner in which recruits were mustered
into the United States service in 1861 and tbe
earlv part of the year 18-52.
liut the Adjutant General claimed, that the
quota of the State, under the first call for 600,
000 men. instead of being M60, as understood
and claimed by the State, was S9&0, and that
it was not based upon the call for &00,HJ men,
but on Mc,181 men. the acgregate force,
which the States interested had sent to the tiekl
at the date tbe quotas under tbe call of July 2,
1S62, were assigned. This assigned to the State
a quota exceeding by 7!0 men the number,
which had been previously understood to have
been the quota, and which was conceded to tie
the exact proportion due from the State of 500,
IMX) men, and was protested against, as making
the State a party to all controversies between
the War Department and other States, as to the
number of troops furnished by each, and also as
affecting tbe State bv the result of any errors in
the recopls of the War Department in respect to
the number of men actually furnished by all tbe
States. Bat even with this addition to the quo
ta, it was shown, that tbe State, on the fourth
of July, 18o3, hail furnished all the troops re
quired, as the addition of 7&0 men to the quo
ta was met by the surplus of 7W) men previous
The correctness of tbe records kept in this of
fice was finally admitted by tbe War Department,
and the Sute was credited, as of July 4. 1S63,
villi . Tin in ! ' T" nf men eonal to the entire Quota
of the State under all calls, the Adjutant Gene
ral still insisting upon thc quota, as claimed by
At tbe rresent time, the stan-lins of the state.
allowing the first quota to be called 89&0, is as
Wkolt nastier Ttqutrtdfroix t'trmonl for
thru tears icrrtee.
First renuisition. ftr 600.000 men.
Second requisition, for 800,000 men,
Whole number furnished by Vermont
for three years service.
Whole number required for nine
Whole mmber furnished.
Accerdinc to the rule adopted by thc War
TWiartment. fto nine months men arc equiva
lent to 16 men fr three years, wh'wh deficien
cy, deluded from the excess of 1 18 three years
men furnished, leaves the State now credited
with an excess of l;a men above all quo
tas thus far assessed. This has reference only to
thc requisitions for men, nude previous to thc
Lei's Fviliri. Tbe Kichmond journals
arc critieiiing Gen. U-c's latest campaign in
in Virginia. Tho Richmond Examiner says .
One fight apparently lietween a division of
the Confederate army and a larger body of the
enemy-occurred during thc movement, in which
we lost loO prisoners, nve pieces ot cannon, ami
were cenerallT worsted Why such a fight oc
curred cannot now be said. I lean scarcely have
lieen the intention of Lee to pit one division
against two army corps. At present the collis
ion bears the appearance of an ambuscade, or of
a blunder, which was not redeemed by energy
or conduct There are generals who have the
gift of inspiring their troops with their own gal
lantry, and there are generals who have not that
gift. " It would appear that EewKkurg, Gettys
burg, and liristoe Station are illustratisns of this
Thc same journal iiermits its Bristoc cor
respondent to state that .
it certainly a Utile timjular, and a fact
calling for explanation, that a purtuing army
tkouldhart lit artillery captured by its retreat
ing adreriary. It must have resulted from gros
mismanagement somewhere. Rut as at present
advised, I am not prepared to fix the blamt.
Thc Examiner considers thc campaign over
and thus aums up the results :
We have captured 1,500 of the enemy with
some small arms, killed and wounded at least as
many more, and tore up the Orange and Alex
andria Kailroad for 25 miles, ,with a loss of not
over tirelre hundred in killed and in wounded,
some few prisoners, and four pieces of artillery,
(those lust by Hill's corps) at Bristoe station.
Whethe r the game vat worth- the candle I will
not attempt lo aeevu. some wins ire nareaone
trondert. It has only taxen ten uays to uo all
Hil led ci-. 0. H. Saxton was brought
before J.B. Hollenbeck. Justice Cet. 23th
ing, and fined f-lSI and cots lor selling li
quor. Pat. Caviinaugb was also fined $10 for a
The following sentences wire awarded by
the same Justice :
Louis Brown, for drunkenness, $5 and costs,
John Little, do.
Murdix-k McCrey. do.
Abram Bushay. d
$5 and costs,
$5 and costs.
$5 and costs,
I o-t 11..-. A
$,i and costs,
S much for the lieiicfit of l" S. License.
Thc IIousc Bill to provide for soldiers Tot
ing, when eut of tho State, i reported on
. "yt oU im, SiuU
that the Constitution of the State expressly
limits the places where and the time
whrn,iM,m , l ir r... c,
vxiumy umcers, ior .-enators ana represent-
alive,. The time to be at Freemen's
mccuns, first Tuesday ofSentcmK-r. and the
ii . tr r , .
T.lace w-horo F
"o uisoruers tney are sent across tho nver to
held must be within thc limits of the towns stables near Arlington, where, if a curc.can
respectivcly. Morevcr the votes are to be ! ot lic ecd, 'bej a 6not- The broken
,i . i. ai I uown horses sent in from the army are fre-
brought in to Freemen s meeting by the I ,1UentIy recruitel up, and some off them re
voters in person, and are to be delivered ! turned to the front; others are pat in tbe
there to a specified officer, the Cunstahlr of trains, and those pronounced incurable either
the town; and those votes and those only ! fZ"'! ,.J ""('"S
. J I mg from fifty cents to live dollars apiece) or
are to determine who are elected. No dis- i shot. Fortv men are einnloved burvindea.1
crction is left to the Legislature on these
juints. The constitution settles them defin-
., , ; ,
itely. It is therefore out of the power of
thc Legislature to provide for votes cast at
any other place than at Freemen's meeting
by thc voters in Tiersxin, or that votes cast
elscwtiero and otherwise than by personal
delivery to thc eontitutional officer, the
Constable, should be taken into account by
the proper canvassing committees.
In every important respect therefore an
act sucli as proposed in thc bill would be
unconstitutional and void. Thc Committee
refer to acts passed by Ohio, Iowa and Wis
consin, similar to tho bill before them ; but
in those States, there are no such constitu
tional restrictions as exist here and in some
other States , but tbe whole power to regu
late such elections is left with the legisla
ture. The Worcester Murder Trial.
On Monday was concluded one of thc most
remarkable trials known in the criminal ju
risprudence of the State of Vermont. It was
on an indictment found by the Grand Jury
at the September Term of Washington Coun
ty Court against llyal S. Carr, and Austin J.
Ixiuiis, of Worcester, for the murder of Ma
ry E. 1Oonii", of that town, on the 84h dav
of last August. The trial commenced on the.
30th day of Septcmlicr. and closed on the
Stith of October, being alout four weeks in
duration, lion. Asnhel I'eek, of Burlington,
was the IVesiding Judge.
On the trial it appeared that the deccaed
was a voung woman but fourteen years of
age, wlio was married in January last toOr
lin Immis, a brother of Austin J. Immis.
and that Orhn. in thc latter (art of last
Spring, refused to live with her, on the
ground that she would not make his bed,
mend hi clothes, and other reasons not pro
per to lie mentioned. At the time Orlin
parted with Iier be published her in the pa
pers, and then she went about from place to
place, not having any particular spit that
she called her home. From her wandering i
habits, and apparently loose character, sleep
ing in gardens and liarns. she zaincd for her- '
seff an unenviable imputation, based entirely j
upon apiMiranoes. In the progress ot the
trial it was demonstrated that the eommuni-
tv in which she lived had accused licrwronz-
fully, ami that really she was a virtuous wo- I
ing what pontile thought her to tie. Her
shoes, chemise, ami all her clothes, indicated
a person of slothful and indolent habits.
All her ebthen were buried after she was
found, except Iier bat, cape, chemise, and
shoes. The latter was nothing but an old
ir of seulf-.. of which when she was found
one was on Iier foot and the other off. She
wore no stocking, and her chemise was
nothing but lutebes. indicating extreme po
verty, as well as evtreme indolence. Her
reputation was such that there had been
threats in the community where she lived ol
tar and feathers fur her, but this was neither
ever done or attempted to be done.
The evidence on thc part of thc govern
ment against Carr tended to show that she
was last seen at his house, just at dark, on
the Saturday night that she was murdered ;
and in Carr's confession after he was arrest
ed he stated she was there, and passed up
the road towards Looinis' house, which is
eighty-four rods north of Carr's. She was
found dead on Sunday morning, August 9,
between Carr's and Ioomis', twelve rods
from the road, in a piece of woods, with a
string around her neck, and that passed over
a limb of a maple tree, to give the appear
ance of suicide. Carr's confession shows he
was there, and Looniis also; but his whole
story, taken together, was inconsistent with
truth, or reason, and but very little reliance
was placed upon it. even by thc government
attorneys. His going away the next mor
ning, changing his name, and his bloody
clothing wbich was found in his house, were
tlie finger-boards that pointed straight to bis
guilt It appears further that Carr was a
very simple minded fellow, with no learning,
and notable to count twenty, his highest
ambition lieing to trade in hcni. His con
fession of his connection with tbe crime was
obtained by holding out to hint ind-icements
such as that public opinion would be more
favorable, people would have more sympathy
for him, and that he could turn State's evi
dence, and go clear. When ho told it the
second time the State's Attorney told him he
was not obliged to criminate himelf, and
that if he confessed he must do it without
cxiccting any favor. The details of this
confession arc too indecent for publication,
tinctured as they arc with a barbarity un
eiiuallcd in criminal jurisprudence.
The evidence atraintt Loomis consisted of
circumstances, bis not visiting the body in
thc woods, which was twenty-six rods from
lus house declarations he made to his wife
trembling of his hands on two occasions,
a bloody shirt, and a shirt found at his house.
This bloody clothing was satisfactorily ex
plained. Thc government called twenty-eight wit
nesses, and occupied about sixteen days , the
respondents called sixteen witnesses, occupy
ing nbont lour dap. The argument for thc
prosecution was opened bv L. L. llurant.
who spoke five hours, during which he left
thc Court room several times. He was fol
lowed by J. A. Vail, who occupied about tho
same length of time. Luther Henry follow
ed Mr. Vail, speaking five hours and a half;
at thc conclusion of his argument H. W.
Heaton commenced for Carr, 6peaking tor
four hours, claiming that he could only, at
most, be convicted of manslaughter. 0. H.
Heath, thc State's Attorney, then made thc
closing argument for the prosecution, which
occupied over six hours.
Thc Judgo commenced his charge to the
Jury on Saturday last, at 2 o'clock P. M.
and closed it at 7 o'clock, giving a clear, fair,
and impartial charge, in a very able manner.
To it there was no exception by either res
pondent, which is rather remarkable in a
case occupying so much time, and in which
so many questions arose which His Honor
was obliged to decide in the progress of the
trial. Ihc Jury agreed in about six hours,
but the verdict was not received until Mon
day looming at 8 o'clock. When thc bell
rang for Court the house was immcdately
filled, and the prisoners were broucht in.
Tho jury and respondents arose, when the
j : -i.t, t ' ,T.
in -.- .; "J .
Carr was guilty, or not guilty. A dcath-liko
sdence prevailed, as he answered. "Guilty
! of manslaughter." He was then asked if
i .i .. ,...i.. A,,,:,, .1 f ...ii-
,'t fo- dare'n,
or not iruilty ; and tbe foreman declared he
i was "not guilty." A sense of entire satisfac
tion seemed to prevade the Court, and His
Honor, Judge 1'eck, thanked thc Jury for
the arduous labor they had performed, and
congratulated them upon the termination of
this protracted case. Luther Henry, counsel
for Loomis, moved the Court that Loom Is be
ilischarged. and, there being nothing more
. against him, he was discharged, and started
at once to meet bis wife and child.
' Thu- ended one ol the longest trials ever
had in the State. Exceptions were allowed
in Carr's ease, and it coes to the Sunreme
- . n 1
i Cwurt on tbe admission of Carr's confession,
Tote Govxrujuarr Stablis it WasBic
ton. In additlun to the immense stables
I ready in use, several new ones' arc being
built in various reirts of the citT-oneof-whicHi
1 embraces within its enclosure twenty-six
' tc. These are to be fitted up in the best i
. manner w uu every convenience, ana, witn
tfllwe satt mi-ntiiMl trill aftnmmij.i. V.
1- , .
' econom zing space, over twenty thousand
1 horses. Every W-e days the horses arTall
! i".!1. and .thc eick nt toino W'W'.
I a?0lUa tncro 06 an7 soncnng from infectious
' horses on thc Virginia side, and bundrola of
xm. 'uy occn convcrieo. into .1 vast
, cemetery, across which, when tbe shadows
I are living, the lomr low ridas seem to roll
j like thc swells of the sea. Thc stables for
'J10 mule are rPS"1 'mil"Iy to those of I
the horses, and will accommodate about two i
thousand. Here the same regulations cm- (
ccrning cleanliness, Ac., are observed, and
the. fur ttr.tr r,i, ; ,' ,,
- - " t 1 mi. uiuuMin nvii r
attests thc luxuriance of their living. Near " eotto Uarradine, suddenly entangles her
these stables are large yards into which the I self with an agreetaent to marry Senior Jafc-
rXitll? "i tU"f f.r I P6" "Obelieriog old bachelor, whu
and in pleascnt weather it is not unusu- .
al to see a herd charging round the lot, as if j Hu,k, "J by keeping a rum-seiKne; tar
possessed of, tho Evil One, ar.d seeking for a i era. which has ruined half of the Hvrghbor
stecp place down which to rush into tbe sea. I b.J J,i- brother's fkmilv aaaoave-tho
Not lonj since a reciment ef cavalry Ikm-
were brought in from the front and turned
loose into a lot near Arlington. Thoanimala,
as their bridles were removed, filed in as re
gularly as though going out on parade or
urin, anu iormeu in a column, each hor-e
falling into his proper nlace as though his
rider was on his buck. Sometimes thc herd young Methodist Minister, Mr. Cotlamer,
gets uneasy or frightened, the whole mass I i i .i
. , -' , f. '""7"' "o'c mass ami one or two minor li -urea, make up the
sways to and fro, and seems mixed up in in- " . r
cxtrwablc confusion, when. suddenly a squad- S"l 1 el tbe cbaraeters are well drawn,
run will form, dash out on the lead, and, tbe j the svntiment of tbe book is wholvn owo, and
others faUing in behind, will charge impetu- , aioa (lwiooiiT Hie writer's though
ously around thc field, as though urged on , w , , " . , . ,
by the mad excitement of battle. It not of- " u"scur;. nJ 'Jl! w and then rbap
ten, however, that these things happen. I sidical, ber book is interesting. MissChesa
Great caro is ojiscrved to prevent any stamp- bro- has a good reputation as a novelist,
ede, the animal having broken out from the ,. .. .. . , . .
enclosure several times ami scatteredtbrough aod l etwr Uarradine will add to rather than
the pine forests of Fairfax, from which jaany 1 diminish it. For sale by Falter,
have never been recovered. j -
thl hosfitvl ' There is a dis" of men. however, who feel.
j partly frua nature, partly from a belief in their
however, exceeds in completeness of arrange- I personal interest, that it is essential to Impress
ments, neatness and comfort all bureaus of upon the confederates their conviction that they
this immense dejiartmcnt. and excite not ' rrg-tnl them as rascally traitors. II WW.
..Iml-tlUn I... ... I I' -
iiXC T r"
merged into a vast establishment, that rivals ;
even tne Hospitals of our sick and wounded
sonnets, aim save eacn hi on m to the gov
ernment thousands of dollars. The build
ings have been constructed at great expense.
Connected with each stable is a nieilieal of
fice, supplied with all necessary remedies.
bondages, surgical instruments. Sc., from
which one stetw out into a lomr rnsm-n h. i
tween thc stalls upon a floor ofelav harden- I
ed and whitened almost like marble Here
are horses suffennz from wounds of e
description, some with broken ribs, some I
with tlesh wounds from shot and ..holl LZ
Jl" . . .'"n" ... u.'w? ,e "loe" tD.m '
wun snore cuts anu oruises.while others shift
lulled by tbe MuUIe. or drop Veil head, !
from debility ami exhaustion Th. tmZ,
care is taken in the preparation of their feed '
and in preserving cleanliness. Bach animal I
has a bedding of straw or refuse hay. and is
" mc same regularity tDat char- ,
arterites thc treatment in our city hospital'
vVide, shallow troughs arc provided, into
which the invalids arc led and their wounds
washed, and gentleness is Used towards tliem
to such a degree that each horse secnis to ap
preciate the object of the attendants, and
soon submits tojthc application ofremedief as
though he rather liked it. During a period
ol six months nearly fifty thousand horses
were treated in this hospital, ot whioh over I
unc-uaii were reissued to thc army.
The Solio Men or the Hoise. There are
not any long speech makers in the House
this year, Mr. Woodward the member from
Westford, who lias thc appellation of the
"fighting chaplain," is one of thc most spir
ited and effective speakers. He goes for eve
ry measure to aid the soldiers, w-fiether he is
a volunteer or drafted man, and takes tbe
ground that it would be as well or better
for the country to have the army replenished
by the draft, for if done by volunteers it takes
all the best men from the country, whereas
the draft takes thc men indiscrimimitely.
Major Rounds from Chester is prompt, and
always speaks to the point. Mr. Dorr of
ltutland, ii one of the most active and indus
trious men in the House : he speaks well, is
at the head of tbe committee on military af
fairs, where much labordcvolves upon him.
and he sustains himself well in all jw-itions.
Mr. Shaw of Burlington is a voung man ol
much tiromi-e , he stieaks often.
as much influence as any member of this 1
House. Jlr. Dean or Cavendish, is one of
tho solid men of the House, and always speaks
to edification, and is quite sure to be right.
Mr. Wheeler of Grand Isle, is one of the
talking men ; he talks easy and is always
found on thc side of those he considers op
pressed. Mr. White or Coventry, is one of
some eight or ten members of the House who
are clergymen, and of course at home in pub
lic speaking ; they arc tenacious of their op
inions, andquite sura that their way is
tho right way. In discussions they are"gen
erally on opjiositc sides, and it is sometimes
amusing on account of thc tenacity with
which tbey hold to their own opinions. .Mr.
Smith of St. Albans, is a brother of thc gov
ernor. He has made only one speech, and
that was upon thc bill to authorize towns to
aid drafted soldiers. It was considered by
some tho best STech or thc session. Mr.
Chandler or Woodstock, is a man of influ
ence ; ho makes speeches often, short and to
the point. .Mr. Colby of Ilartlami; is a
member for tbe eleventh time, having had the
unusual honor or representing thrco differ
ent towns in as many counties Salisbury m
Addison county; Washington in Orange
county, and Hartland, Windsor county. Thc
only one equal in length of service is Mr. Ba
con of Sunderland, who Is a member for the
eleventh year Mr. Marcy of Koyalton,
fa the patriarch ot thc House, having been a
member as long ago as 1S35. Cor.
Beiloict fofli Times.
Bvllv roa Yor.so Vermont ' Willie John
ston, 13 years old, a drummer boy in Co. D.
3d Yermont, has received a medal for his he
roic conduct in the seven-days fight before
Richmond. On the retreat, when strong men
threw away their guns, knapsacki and blan
kets, that tbey might have less weight to car
ry, this little fellow kept his drum and bro't
it safely to Harrison's Landing, where he had
the honor of drumming for division parade,
he being the only drummer who brought bis
drum from the field- Upon these facts being
reported to thc War Department by the di
vision commander, Willie was presented with
the Star Modal of Honor, by Sec'y Stanton
in person. Young Johnstonvs parents reside
in this town. Ills father is a member of the
3d Vermont Regiment. Caledonian.
A Revival is Fort Scmter. Rev. A. B.
Stephens, Chaplain of the Eleventh South
t-aroiina acgimcni, writes, sept, lij : yye
now constitute thc garrison of Fort Sumter.
j On tbe last fast day I began a meeting which
has been going on and increaeinc ia interest
all the while, till now God has honored us
, with a gracious revival of religion amon-the
, soldiery of this command. A few months
i ago but two officers in the regiment were
members of the church ; now but few. moro
j than that number arc not professors of reli-
gion. About two hundred have joined the
I church, and a larger number have been con-
t Tertcd and are now happy in the love of
God. It would do your mm? wvl tr.
1 4K tit Pus twltsml bm-j h. . t.
. .... i. . .u. wu ....' 1TU 1 . L 1. US IV IS,
and hear the Boldfcrs make the tattered vra1!
I ring with the high praises of the living God.
f Petir Cvrrvm.ne. or tho Martindalo rasto-
ml. By Caroline Chesehro. Xew York:
Sheldon k C&. Boston : Gould . Lincolni '
Here would seem to be at first. Bui scanlT
I ..... . : . I .. l - . ' , , V
. iii.in.1 iii n maitc an lnicrestin? nooic oi.
,v, i i- . , ' ' '
U,rrau. H-bdo fanner, w,tha
"Ition for strong-willed independence.
' sitecessftil in his business, but in spite of oo
pite ot oc
casional ael-of marked genortMty-bearing
thc reputation of an rxclusiuvoverjearing
man abruptly breaks up tbe school ofhis own
supjiortir;, ami sends the young female
teaclier, .Miranda Eoy, home under severe
censure, because site had chastised severely a
favorite child of Carradinc's house-keeper,
and installs m place of the discharged ono
Mercy Fuller, young orphan from an aeadc-
j my in a neighboring town. Miranda Key,
I high-tempered, resolute ami fearless, but at
heart afleetionate and frank, betakes herself
i quietly borne to solaee and aare for her poor.
guileless, vvartu-beartt-d, christian old father,
ana irwn an earnest ucsire to free mm Iron
nt. These are thc chki characters of tie
book. Sally Green, a vsi:i,lfish, deceitful,
spoiled girl, ami bar fall - r, step-mother and
grand-mother Oliver aagr, a graceless
I young raeeal bent utaio luarryiar Sally, a
I Vfcr ye. : that i. rather get.ing'to be thj
neral luipreeeion. What woukl you call
them, if you don't like to hurt their feelings
by calling tnein " rascally traitors .' inat
they are " traitors." their own conduct eeta
blihes ; ami that they are " rascally," none
but a traitor himself ami not even he
coukl for a moment doubt This riding of
mints, derjiotling of armories and arsenals,
forts, custom-houcs, dock-yards, naval sta
tions, and everything they could by their'
re we to call that rascally.
oriionesi : ine norm very well xnowa
-Li Z T? r -i T
fin,.v TOrt.OT of an apology for
the cau'e or conduct of the rebels ! Here is
enou-h manhsal left :n them vet to despise
'SaVbiUVm Wh WuM
Sc lor tnem i roy uwy.
The si.-aker read an cxtraet from the
Uiehiuond Why as fMlewH : "There are'
5U",UHJ dogs in the South each ot wbieb
will yield a gallon of oil, which at $15 a
gallon will produce $7,500,000 ; 500,000
dogskins, green, at $8,50 each, would be
worth 4,250,000 ; 500,000 skins, dressed,
at $38 men, would come to $13,000,000."
Tbe dog-oil which he should call oleum pp
pii. would be usefnl in a variety of ways. If
it was true that the oil from a straight-
haircH dog would cause ourly ha,ir ta become
straight, the negroes could ue it to take out
the kinks. Tho ladies could ue tho, curly
haired dogs oil to render their hair curly.
He believed that the dogs' flesh, after having
the oil taken out of it, was all the better for
making sausages. Tho ladies or the South
would have to use dogs' tails for feathers.
Stump speerK la .Yew Ior.
A large ram attaeked Mis Sally Hall ono
day bast week, when she went to draw water
at 'a spring in Charier town R. I., and her
skull was fractured and she was otkerwfco
so mneti injured that she rived but a few
hours. Miss Hall's mother, an old lady
nearly 1 0 years old, became alarmed at tho
long absence of ber daughter, and when sSe
went to look for ber, was attaeked in turn
by tlie furious beast, and is not expeeted to
The Ciociunati Catholic journals admon
ish ail g-aal member of that faith that it is
their hoenden duty to pray for tbe "access of
the Union armies, and of every pastor to read '
tbe prayers for tbe ruling powers. Tho
archbishop of Baltimore has set the exam
This is only what the Catholic Bishop of
Burlington and his clergy have been doing all
along for two years pan. Snlinel.
French anp American Irox-clads. Dur
ing the recent trial trip all of the French iron
clads were more or less damaged, and all but
two proved to bo failures. Wo have done
much letter than that with our monitors,
and next week we (hall launch our famous
Dictator, which will knock all the European
iron-clads into old iron if it ever engages
them in battle.
Gen. D. H. Hill, of thc rebel army, ap
pended to a leave of absence granted to a
soldier, this explanatory note : "Approved
upon the ground that brave men of the army
should be permitted to go homo whenever
practicable ; otherwise, all the children to
be born during the war and tho usual period
afterward, wiil be the o&pring of the cow
ards at home who hare substitutes and are
Col. J. F. Burrows, " the gentleman from
Vernon," has sold the drove of yearlings pur
chased by him in the streets of Montpelier
thc first week of the session, and pocketed
$215 more than he paid for them, by the
operation. Emboldened by his success,
Messrs. Howard, of Townshend, and Morse
of Xewfar.e, having gone into a similar epec
ulation, having purchased 83 yearlings and
two-ycars-olds in Barre. Montpther Argvs.
The National Freedcien'a ileliet Ajsocia
tion has received among a qcantity of goods,
a piece or sheeting with tie following in!
" Work for yourselves; we will give you a start.
"This piece of sheeting was mad from free
labor cotton, imported direct from Bombay, East
Indies, by Greenville Manufacturicg Company.
"A. L. WiiLUTOS, Secretary,
" Xbrthampton, Mass."
" Free labor and fair wages forever."
Our provincial exchanges give an account
of a young woman in Jfova Scotia, I7 years
of age. who is seven feet two inches In height.
She measures 43 inches round the waist, 33
inches from her arm-pit to tbe tip of her
fingers, weighs 274 lbs., and has a"foot'13
inches long.) She is good looking, quite social ,J
although, diffident, not being accustomed'to
see the public, and her name a Anna Swan. :
Barnum is after her.
(told may bo rising ia Wall atrcet ; itis
Jailing on every highway and by-way of the
quiet country side 7M broad-rolling hills,
mother Earth's liountiful rreen-haeVn
covered, thick; with tluJiingcuflaaB (hat
was lately tne summe