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BURLINGTON, FRIDAY MORNING. MARCH 1 1804.
NUMBER THIRTY SIX VOL XXXII. NEW SERIES VOL. X. poel ry Cbitdbotxl nnd it? Visitors. IT E. ECLWEE. 0rirt OT i lime "ten sunny May V.. i ioc "P the April showers. . turcau""""" ... - ... 1-"J jj.pry be snew not wnence or now, ArJ smiling who could choose but love him! ,- p.f more glad than Childhood's brow t is the gay heaven that laughed above him. 0' 1 Tin" came hobbling in his wrath, A il that green valley's calm invaded; Xi-. ' rooks grew dry beneath his path, ' birds were mute, the lilies lded; A '."ccian tomb stood full in in sight. And that Old Time began to batter, Hat Childhood watched tin paper kite. Nor needed he one whit the matter. Withcurling lip anJ eye askance. Guilt gated upon the scene a minute. But Childhood's archly simple glance Had such a holy spell within it. That the dark demon to the air .Again spread forth its baffled pinion, Ar.d hid his envy awl despair, St'f-tortured, in his own dominion. Then stepped a gloomy phantom up, rale cvpress-crownea mem. a woeiui aaugn ter. j T1 Vim ft fearful rur. Hie - ' " Ind when the rVMaroe mutteren borrow " I prithee, rail agun to-morrow. The muv of I'indus thither eame. Ami woo'd him with the softest numbers That ever scattered wealth and fame. Upon a yoathful poet's slumbers. Though sweet the lyre and sweet the lay, To OiildbooH it was all a nmie; fici zracious!" cried he, " send away That noisy woman with a addle!" i 00 IMSaom SHWe ni5 uai ami wilt -. .... , . . . , i ti And taught bim with most sage endeavor t hv bubbles rise and acorns fall. And why no joy may last forever. 5he talked of all the wonderous laws Which Nature's open book discloses: Bat Childhood, when she made a pans. Was fist asleep among the roses. Sleep cn, sleep on! Tale manhood's dreims Are all ot earthly pain or pleasure; Of glory's toil, ambition's scheme. Of cherished love or boarded treasure; Hut to the eoueh where Childhood lies. A pure unmingled trance is given. Jit op by light from seraph eyes, Ani glimpses of remembered heaven. .TI i c e 1 1 n n e o u s . Thrilling Scene on ihe Iie. The St. Louis Republican relates the following. Monday afternoon, about two o'clock, an ex alting iiw was witnessed by thousands who were gathered titon the levee. The landing was lined with throng' of rnoplc, congregated inextectation of the immediate breaking uDof ! the ice in the harbor. Prrsdeutly washard I the -cream Ota steam whistle trotnalerrv bnat moored at the tipper end of the lev". It wat a long and a loud scream, and before 'ts unearthly echoes had died away tie sound was taken up by a boat far up on the other side Then all along the landing steurapipes j lined in the harsh and unmelodious chorus. Tlie multitude pased closer. "'The ice is moving' Look' Look !" many voices scar ijy more than whisjered. And so it icas nioving, very slowly, and with a dull, grat ing noise. Out on the river, midway between either shore, was, at tht6 perilous juncture, descried the form of a woman, the only being there was to be seen on the ice. She had stopped picking her adventurous way, and stood mo tionless, except as the cold floor We her gen tly on AH eyes were lent earnestly and anx iously upon her, and the crowd watched with almost breathless intcjest. 'Oo back ' go rack "' was shouted from hundreds of throats seemingly unheeded, from the fact that at that distance the adtice could not be heard. The woman was beckoned to with hands and handkerchiefs, but without rctronsc of any kind. Once she was seen to raise her hands as if in despair, and a moment after she sunk to her waist The pitying silence on shore that followed the scene was quickly succeed ed by loud slmuts and clapping of hands as the trembling female scrambled again to her feet, only to look wistfully aniund, but pot to take another step. By this time the ice had ceased to move, and the spectators began to exfrience a sense of relief. Still the wo man stood as though tran'6xed, ber cloth ing hanging loosely around her, and she pro bably shivering from the cold her immersion must have produced men were observed to start from the other Mde One of them, after going n short dts- tance. turned back. The others made straight for tbe long object, and on a run. It was a veuturesome undertaking. They had got half way when the woman fell again, and this time it wh longer liefore she presented , , if he want9 a la6s of iif,nor ,e can herself to a full vicw,hcr body having aImot . , .u. 0r entirely dLappearul. Yet once more she have it m a manly way. -say, the organ ot i..i....i.sin .ncli: .1 sli;nc Vnt so. FAV we. The sale direction. At last tho two men got near her. : iney nesitateo, anu were seen 10 motion nur :re seen to motion her ' totbem, but she seemed completely paralyx , ea mm lear, ana aanng ao notning .1 moment after one of the men sprung to bcr 1 side, and then woman and men both went i down. When the eves that involuntarily 1 turned away to avoid witnessing a painful , ight looked ain, the woman was on the j solid ice, and the two men were on either I de ofher. surnortintr the drenched form. . hnrrein, her tn tfii lll.nni. sb. It was not till the trio reached tbc dry land I . i . 1 , . -. J . . 1 - - : . I mat. me muiuiuue gate veni 10 ineir joy in loud huiias. Tbe Rebels Want McClellan President. Under flag of truce at Knoxville our men had some free talk with the rebels. Among other things, the rebels asked Who are you going to elect next presi dent?' "Old Abe has the inside track.' ' Oh, God ! then the war will never end ; but what chance will McClellan stand ?' Xot the least.' ' Sorry to hear it ; he is the best man you hare. Mrs. Partington thus defines connubial plurality Polygamy is where men havo an ad libertine privilege of marry ing a pleurisy of wives. God bless 'em, when they can't ffli;lt&te ... . at fabulous prices. 1 1 Adergymanobsemngarrmanm the rnd breaking stones with a pickaie, kneel- ini to cet at his work better, roaoe tne re- mark " Ah ! John, I wish I could break - . x t T 1 J 1. tte stony hearts of my hearers as easuy are breaking those stones. The man rejlied Perha, sir you do not work e-a vtnr knees." B a nu.tatte in signals at the Hoosac tun- Del, the other day, a gang of men 360 feet, Mow irn,n.j -,er, bev - , . mere nui. jiuiic uf - ..v .. - had fired off Kljt but were exnoscd to a piekT caiinotiaile Tlier rarl with . , - I . , fright and a low bruitf. A locouiut'n, tngineiT fell asleep in his Mb, last Thursdav evening.at tlieorth Ad ams round-house, anj started the machine in his dreams carrving awav the doors, and uly stopping a hen be had i-leared the vil lage IndunaSentiiient.-A Cincinnati di,intcl, t" tlie Philadelphia In,,rrr MVs that the sction of the Indiana .s.,nvenfi..n. in in- tnia,ng their delegates to the national con- rention to cast their vn.es fr Mr. .illWn, isconsnkrisJaeciMieais to the West. Had the resolution so iti-tructing gone to the ," -r-,m witlM.iit .I, t,te. , ,,t -en ,., v, T , . mention 11, mass, W'.uiu not heen beard uf. Five out of eleven congressional dt-trict 10 .uci bad voted -,-,,., ti.. , . -.iiib, lunusfcHiii, me resoiu- TTrUi BURLINGTON FRIDAT MORNING MARCH 4. 1S64. Objections Answered, We have read lately some objections to the Prohibitory Law. Let us look at tlicm. First. The law was passed by a majority of one, and adopted by a email majority be fore the people. True, and in ten years it has so vindicated itself that in the last legis lature, a bill for its repeal only secured a reading, by a declaration on the part of the introducer tliat be would take personal offense, end resign and go home if his bill was snub bed in that style. In no year since its pas sage could tbc repeal of the law have been Iobbyed or bought though the legislature, or have secured over a third of the popular vote. Sfond. It is not adapted to the moral !iu " of the people. We think it u, ana that the " moral sense " of the people calls for its enforcement, not repeal. Is it the moral sense of the people that is calling for free rum ? Third. It inducer a host of " itreiponsiblc men and women," to engage n the illicit tale. This argument will hold as goodifor the licen sing of faro bank" and houses of ill fame, in or der that more reputable persons may engage in tliose branches of business. But a license law will not lessen much the number of ille gal sellers. Witness the city of X. Y., under whose licence system, called very stringent, there are 301 licensed sellers, and over ciyAf ! iAmr.rfaliccnseil grog-shops. Thesefigurts ! wcro reported by the Gram! Jury of the ! Court of General Sessions, in that city, with in a week. Fourth The attempts to enforce Ihe Uw by leagues and secret societifs result in (uar relling and contention among neighbors. Of oourse " no rogue e'er felt the halter draw, with good opinion of the law " or of his -neighbors who support and enforce it be it I wlmt it may. But how about the evil which the law cumbate? I intemperance no source , of quarrelling and contention? Does the free sale of liquor conduce to the " p.'ace and good feeling of society '7 On which side lies the balance? tijth. Town agents abuse their trust. , . , , Ut tuch 1)6 tur,,cd out, then, and their places supplied with better men. Sixth. The law denies the hard working man his glass of whiskey, while the rich men can keep his store of liquors in bis house. True, the projtr operation of the law keeps drink from the poor man, keeps too his body from jail, and bis family from the poor houe. A license law will lessen not a drop the stores of the rich drinker, but will give the poor drunkard his grog and tend to bring all, rich and poor.to a common level of indulgence. Is this a result to be labored for by good men ? If we cannot save every man, shall we save none ? Strenth. It " drives our respectable hotel keejrs into law breaking." Ah! Is it mt thing but the enormous profits of a bar that drives' the" respectable law break ers? So dn the profits of counterfeiting " drive" the counterfeiter into his unlawlul trade . That a good hotel cannot be kept and make money without a lor, and 1 all the more respectable for its alienee, is sheer nonsense. Eighth. The law encourages "private drinking.' We deny it, as a gtntral fact, or in any sense other than that in which the w agiinst theft in ty be slid t itc.iin.r.e private stealing. The man who drinks now in private but would prefer to drink at pub lic lr, will drink none the lets, when pub lic bars are legalized. The removal of the open bar removes temptation and ruin from th0U6ands. This is too plain for argument. In fine " Let it be sold at the ori bar, in broad daylight, so that the honest, decent citiien can have his natural rights resj:t- . nM, nc intoxicatinc liquors for any pur- K 1. w ; demnml. lose noi nu aui j , izing, ib - , : on(j cr;mc. Let us repress it as mued " J , ,f.nnot utterly prevent it, I " TMe- If cannot utterly prevent u, , let it be driven into dens ana dark place-. ( Ut lt 6,,U be unlawful and disgraceful. Let , ., , Jnt r;tiien" find his honor 1 tfco " honCTt defnt at,ICD , . . . .e nd decency in control, not in mauiftcnce 01 his lowest appetites Let it be more "manly" j ..... f f 1 . , tnan to dnnk. Heaven loreienu I ,v. day when it shall be otherwise in this ... . community- I From the Daily of Monday. I The Times, with a great deal of unnecess ' ary heat, pronounces the statement that I alien tax payers ting for town officers to ' morrow will be liable to military duty, to I false in every particular." Jt does not seem tn .1. that there is any call for excitement in tbe matter. The Free Peess has merely j e.-nied a section Of the Enrollment law. anu taking it at its word, advised the making of ' ToUtion of the prohibitory law. The imlict rt lists of nerrsons voting. The law ci -hu,h I referred, was azainet. 1.... f ... sir anu the rights of a citiien. uy .... ,y j I7.,,rfer author'itv o" the lairs of Temlory, or of the United mV or '"i J ... mates, smut not do esemin, ,jatv on sccount of alienage. e do not . Rn argument with the I e. e . .. j Times or tbe learned lawyer it has consult ed, on the meaning of this clause. 1 . . , , I Apparently, covers me iee m ung -"-"'p -- - fr.n;ssiiM,er. Ctrta nly the elections of , . . . milJIc. eleetions held under a tu-JU'-ii w" ' 1 ' I law of this State. It will therefore be prur to keep a lit of jsjrsons w voting. That will lie done iu Burlington and it ought to bo done thmughout tbe state. Ot cour-e every one will vote who wihe to and thinks he has a right t-. We certainly d 1 not wish Of to prevent any such ; nor do we see any thing in the nature ol a subterfuge m pui i:sh,n- a law whicli may aflVct them mat- ... " Mlwli,7i,, think. tli ia rully. f " ! . ' ,:. k paeM-J with reference to Mr. litiniinn ,on' election and ,,at it wi.s "dirly and .:i.le"iii Cn'ree-. to t- it. contemptible '" '"c-"- Ihe naose is a follows S'- 13. .Ind be it fvriher evae'ed. Tint . .o e : u.tk bll. onaccount ct alien- nerson 01 lomi. '" r. . , rt ., .. 1 . !.maractr' is amendment, who has at any time assumed the ' rights of a citizen by voting at any election hell , under authentv of the laws or any Slate or; Territory, or of the United States, or who has j lisl.l n r.Hisai l.nilee .imli loir Aronv flf thptll? 1... l . . ...i. r f f -..;,... ' birth has voted or held, or shall vote or hold : ofSce, as aforesaid, shall be taken as conclusive evidence that he is not entitled to exemption from military service on account of alienage. Tha Times shows considerable sensitiveness ou the subject of its Convention, und even goes so far in its irritation, as to make the unmannerly intimation that the Kkee Press is wont to go on the principle that " a lie well stuck to is better than the truth." The report of the convention in the Free Press was truthful and accurate, without bur lesque or caricature , and "that's vhat's the matter."' We are strongly tempted by the Times' ingratitude for our forlicarance, to give now a thorough showing up of that convention, with some of the episodes in the Town Clerk's office and behind the beencs. It could be done, we supposo, without in fringing tbc statute against " cruelty to animals," but we again forbear. The rret Preit still avoids the main question. All laws on the statute book should be enforced, and whatever officer, whose sworn duty it is to enforce them, oannot shrink from doing so without neglecting his duty and perjuryiog him'elC But it is the heighth of nonsense to argue that a man Mill not enforce a law who doe not perceive the wiskm of it Daily Times. We are not aware of avoiding any qucs tion.But the 7imbas failed to show the pro priety of selecting to execute the Uw, a man who is opposed to tho law and prefers another system. That an officer can, in some particular instances, enforce a law lie docs not approvers no argument for such a sel ection. His opposition tothe law certainly nnot help him inthc discharge of his duties. The proper way is to choo-e a man who be lieves in the law he represents, and such has been found to lc the only safe way. For the Free Press. 1 .ttiirt. Editors: As the friends of a License Law charge that the Prohibitory Law is the cause of the multiplicity of Hum-shops, and of the in crease of Intemperance; aad as they also main lain that a License Law wil diminish both ; will you ask them the fallowing question". 1st. Can they name a single individual that is now setting contrary to law, but what intends ami expects to lie licensed, if a license Law is passed, and is not working for such License Law with that expectation.? ( 31, Can they mme an individual that now drinks anient spirits, that expects to drink lest under a License Law than now T 3d, If they cannot name such persons, will they eipUin how there will be less ram sold or drank ' Water Street. The Democratic Convention, The Iiemocratie State Convention was most thoroughly and intensely partisan. We coold discover no trace of patriotic feeling ia any of the proceedings. Whatever had such a semblance was obviously put on as the " flyer" of this dem ocratic kite. "There were hmentations for "devas tated southern homes" and plantation"; but none for the farmers of Pennsylvania. There were pleas for th rights of slaveholders; bat none for the liberties and for the riehts which they have assailed. There was scoff ng for tto benevolence which protests that men are not made to be slaves: but none for traitors that made war be- , cause they could not make all America oft slaves. ' There were cheers for Fit! John Porter; none for Butler, or Banks, or Grant, or Rotecrans, or Hooker. The Convention was a saturnalia of 1 rwnwrheads. It was mockinc, defiant, derisive. j contemptuous, senseless, passionate, harsh, bit- I I ter. Men seemed to have pocketed their reason and their intelligence; to have forgotten all tne traditions of their nartv to have ! inert ue-pro- founder feelings of patriotiaai awl passed the fee simple of their own will to tbe ownership of a parcel of blatant demagogues. That is just what we saw in the Democratic State Convention. Editors of the Free Press ; The above is the description of Ihe Democratic State Convention, taken from the Burlington Times of July 4th, '63. This is the State Convention that voted it; thanks to Gov. Seymour for his Albany letter in relation to the arrest of Vallandigham. It is rumored about town that the friends of License system have put in nomination for the office of Constable of Burlington, a man, wbo in Xov. 16C2 procured tbe funds for firing a sa lute from the Battery on the election of Go. Seymour, and who was an active meratier of tne convention whose etar-icter was ueunesiei uy Tlma m the nhorK nAn psiml hnguage, d who fully emlorses the attitude arel resolu- ,i,n9 of,hat wnTrntion. ItswBSaIitlIeiattrtohw..MMMll.. friends policy of Gov. Seymour uniting with rad- a;ti.5Ulery men and known loyalists. , - .s Onion Leaguers and SecesKm.sts in the support for office of a man who bitterly hates the gov ernment of his country. And is it upon the ground of the pohey of "setting one rogue to catch another" that a man under indictment for vraliting the pro hibitory law, is to be voted for as Constable by men who, open and known advocates of temper ance, oppose the prohibitory law because by its tton-enbreeraf nt ithis demoralized the commu nity ? Qcert. Editors of the Free Preie : On application to better sources of inform ation, I find that, in my communication of Satur day, I erred in stating that a reported nominee . :n(jictnlent for a againstavery clever fel- . , . - .t r..... 4.M.,,1 nf the eandi- low, wno 13 me. iisui, ........ date, i. e. being interpreted, the man who pur ports to occupy the Stanton House. The error was unintentional and for it I respectfully beg pardon of all concerned. But, ir the act described1 by the Tiaci, as occasionally " furnishing a ?Uss cf liquor by one respectable citiien to another" is as inno cent and laudable as it is represented, surely no ki harm is done: and the shade of Chancel , permitted to return to it rest- tor n-eni mv 1 Moreover, as the proprietor of the bouse, the veritible candidate himself, since his nommi- ti.m bvaverv respectable but rather sha.ly lsjdy of cit'uens, his tikeu uj-jn himself to thrmten with tbe lo-s of the patronage of the house tboe who may venture to favor the en forcement of the prohibitory Uw; it may be doubted whether the candidate is not the man of the house, and whether he is not, as me ion- : to prove ine cnniraij;, men 10 license a mora, dy wen are doins with Ihe few very re-pecta- wrong i never the way to restrain or prevent it. He" temperance reu uu working for them, 1 AVhat ! license individuals to sell diseased or un roakinc of his " locum teneni" a sort of cats- I wbolonie provisions.to restrain the sale of such paw to poke certain desirable chestnuts out of a tire in nhich he t.refers not to trust his own en, Qxekt. We call the attention of all tax payers to . , nnrttsement of Assessor Adams in itic u.,,.-s". , another column For the Free Press. THE LICENSE QI'KSTION. -. Editors 0 the Frets Press : I wish to present in your columns a few re- nmksonthe roaperottrr merit of the licence system, ami our Hw prohibiting the traffic in intoxicating drinks as a beerage. At the very threshold of the subject stands the question, is such a traffic morally rifU or morally cog . If morally mono, then it will follow that the Legislature, in 1652, did a wise and virtuous act in repudiating the license system and ma king the rafSo in intoxicating drinks as a bev erage, a inal aftmtt . We do not judge of the moral ckaracttr of an act, so much by consider ing it in the abstract, as we do by looking at the consequences which now from it. Ifthe j fruit is good, we pronounce the tree jsood. If bad, we pronounce the tree bad. The moral I quality of our acts will be determined accord- ing to the fruit, which they bring forth. Itat if we try this traffic in intoxicating drinks as a beverage by its fruits; what are they? It brings forth all that is awful in human ealain- ity, Jail that is loathsome and deplorable in the world to eonw. It in &et, holds the great master key to the gates of bell and the cham bers of death. Itis the Prime Minuter of nine tenths of all our domestic mitery ; and has proved the chief disturber of all our civil. moral, religious, and political relations ; nod it ! has no cood to plead in off-set to all this ire- ! nvmdoHS aggregate of evil. It is entirely incom patible with the promotioa of the temperance cause ; violates the first principles of political economy ; injures health ; deranges the intel lect : and corrupts the moral atmosphere. If such results flow from the traffic ; (and who can gainsay it ) is not the traffic morally tcronff 9 And would it not be a moral vron in the Legislature to license tht traffic ' As much so as to license gambling. But it is sii j the best way to restrain and prevent this tremendous amount of ill, flowing from the sale of intoxicating drinks, is a well-regulated li- ' 6 cense system. But this system of curing.or rather of guarding against the evils of intemperance, ' has Ken faithfully tried. For more than twu i hundred 3 ears this trsffic has been sanctioned in this country by law, under the forms of whit was called a well regulated license system. The earliest Cdcnial and Pruvincial legialation re cognised and adopted the licensing piovhuoas of the mother country ; and after our separa tion from the mother country, the same s stem of legislation was continued by the Slate got- ' ernuients. In this Mate, it wjs continued up to leVii! Iiuring the period cf the license systim. men of the first ropt:tiii.ty were euuged m this trafhc under the sanctions of tne iaw ; ani it was a favorite notion in the days of our lure fathers that this traffic must be committed to trasuwortny hands, that the community might be saved from the blighting effects of intemper ance The license system was adopted, and pre vailed at a day when it wae eonaidi'red that a moderate use of ardent .spirits was sot uniy pro per but useial ; and that oooseqaeat ly the tramc was a lntimat botiaeas, thoogh a dangerous one to the well being of the body politic ; and t hence it was hedged about with a system of license l-.i- matured with all. the wisdom j which ur t.in'fkthers possessed ; and which 1 were chu.-fi ir altered from time to time, ! with a view mat they should better subserve the human rnl for which they were desigued. But what was the piauaieal mull nmlr that j system of legialat Every man who knows any thing ahuut the past history of iar own "mntri knows that drunkenness, with all its cunco'nitint evils, pre vailed to an alarniiag exti nt . an i it was feared we were destined to beeonie a nation uf drunk ards. Th is un colored picture of what was the state of the nation, some tony ears ago, and th.s tin. undtr the effects f a well regulated license system. The n-itii n at length was waked np and sounded their alarm bell from one end of the N'nirni tn the other. The tempe rance reformatim then coaiineneed in good earn ist, and efficient temperance societies were organ it .l in tbe various sections of oar country, and a glorious work was done in reforming inebri ates and id mitigating the evils of mtecape- ranee. This was done by tbe power of " moral j suasion." Not with tbe aid of the license sys tem . bjt 11 njntf of it And shall we strain re turn to a k stem, which with all the reforms I that could be engrafted upon it, has worked so badly for more than two hundred years? Un- : e. mcrimi u. ou. '"-- v-. "-i was supposed to be a wellregaUtedone.de- i bed with all the wisdom of our forefathers, drunkenness was miking such rapid strides among us, that in 18-I the legislature thought it necessary to strike a blow upon tbe common ttptders." ss they were called. And how did they do this Why, by requiring the Selectmen of the town to post up common tipplers in every store sod every tavern in tbe town. The form of the notification was somewhat characteristic I give it as found in the Statute book. " To all persons, ichom it may concern : Know ye ; that A. B. of in the county and elate ot erraooi, nas, in me opinion of the understgned.the Selectmen of said of said tonn,beeo4Be a common tippler ; All per sons are therefore forbid selling, or giving, or procuring to be sold or given to sail A. II., any spiritous liquors whatever ; under the penalty of tbe law in suclrcase provided. Signed officially by the Selectmen. Dited at ." For s violation of the law, suitable penalties were provided. This law was entitled "an act more effectually to prevent intemperance." The pissing of such an act as lite as in 1521, show: what every one knows, who was then ac quainted with the history of the nation, the ra pid strides which intemperance was making among us, under the license laws. But, as has already been said, afters, upon til the formation of Temperance Societies and by a thorough agitation of the subject, much was done through the force of public sentiment to allevi ate the evils of intemperance. But tbe creation of this public sentiment, and the consequent al leviation of the miseries of intemperance, were not the work of the license system. It had no jart or ot in the matter. The alarming evils of j JrunkennefS under the license system called forth this moral action from the true friends of humanity. Ifthe traffic in intoxicating drinks as a bever age is morally vrong (and I should like to see a man at the present day, with all the lights that surround that subject, attempt by argument I provisions by others? license counterfeiting ' prevent counterfeiting ? gambling to p to pre 1 rent gambling I and houses or m-ume to rrevent debauchery and for the protect tion of chiste females from violence I une can . ... ... ... . .1 be defenaeu. on pnncipie, as weu as me J To license ths sale of intoxicating drinks is but to neroeiuate tbccvilsofdrunkenness. It teach- ts the doctrine that if they carry on the traffic under the license of the Uw.it gives the business i a jood character, and in their own eyes, wakes i . i. .i : :, Vt.. if t i .... .... morally vrotf, ew a legi-liture raaie n monuiy . tym i It is slid a well rwruUted lieetise swteim will confine the sale of intoxicating drinks to uw of character, and thus exclude our low eroRrsms from teeming places for disturbine the public neoce and corrUDtimr the oommaoitr. But such has nt Kn the eftWt of anv license svstem ever tried. We ld our high and our low yrogfcer; par for them (which is the complaint in this re ies under our license system. Besides, which port) is a violation of law, then I have as I ua d the raest hurt, our hich or low grower- derrtaad it been violating the law ever since I iVsi Va ,-rson ,i.r liecam a drunkard or caramon tinder, all at once. Though the des- cent to a drunkard's crave is often rapid, jet it is never rierpeeulealar. The work of oar high groggxriea is to enlist men, and efceially young men, (rata the eomiMn walks of life and from ear beat fiuailies, aad to prepare them by a course of assiduous training to be baDded over as recrmits for the low g toggeries, that they fiDiah tbem np fo, u, punishment that seat. II is said by some that a stringent license system what txftrunct ha shown we want, to aid the cause of temperance. The argument is, if a high price is exacted for a license, yoa thereby can tine the granting of lkensea to n few, and render the price of liquor so high as to pat it beyond the reach of many to obtain it. The history of the two last years in this State, shows that the application of . itch a proposition has bat little practical troth when pphed to in toxicating drinks. Those who love liquor will not stand for the price, eest what it will. There can be no doabt, that the license system in re straining the ose of intoxicating drink, wa bet ter than nothing; thoogh founded upon false prin ciples of legislation, when we regard the tratfc as a moral wrong; yet it did nut, and never will meet the necessities of the case It was the right aud the duty of the Legislature of this . . . . , , . , . State, to protect and defend her citireos agvinsi the ewls resulting from the sale of intnxicatirg drinks; and in 1802 they repulhted the hnte. ,,0, of serious sores ststrni, ind put tbc axe at the rout of tlie tree, vounds that baffled the skill of the n-ost bv roakin; the traffic a no7 ofr,fe s not this legislation fuandei onenrrei t pnn- , , . ' cipUs, in 1 shill it not he sustained The day it has gue by when the clamor that such legiala-f) tionisinvK-latKinof our nstura, and enstitu- tioasl nhts, can avail; and it is ii.-w only a a ouestinn uf exnediencx . Tl.e o'-jei-tions to this liw are n:. prufrtSisi ly, to the princip os upon which it is founded. but la-' nrv I, the wurknu -f tne Uw, a the obiet-turs s.i ; ur moiv pruperly sfieakiag, to its :ut iciirAiny, by ovt being executed; and tiivy add, item not is- nn.-uted. But what ! hate the professed friends of temperance, who are now clamoring for a repeal of the prohibitory law, done, to aul its executii a? And who are they It has been said, tbat with some honorable exrrptiuus, tint tii. new temperance party is mainly maiie upof friends t temperance only in name, h" are covrrt eneLiiea; and that their influence il council will Is- moredelrterioaa than it would lie if they took the ground of opea op- poaenu. Of the truth of such an will leave to others tn jule IV hen it is id that tbe prohibitory law hus ojs-ratedto the sale and coii.utupttun of intoxicating drinks and thereby :o increase diunkeuesa, moreMasid th.i s in be proved, for the sunpie iiasoa fn it it s 1, i'u. . :i 1 thuse n. aiv, to roaod an sruimnt i.-t it that hypothesis suouM rstahliMi j their premises before they proceed to arcue from them, lbe proof of tue trutli ut tlie assertion is for them to make out. But if it were true it is not the fault of tbe law . tut in its non-exe, u two. The cry is, it cannot trernt, f Pus is a libel upon the State whit ' I thm. not virtue and moral power enough in the citiiensof ' the State of Vermont and in the officers uf tbe law in see a penal ststate executed , whieh 1 police regulition, is'founded in Inte. snd the effect of which will be, if enforced, to save the scattemg of estates,the filling if our almshouse with paupers, our state prison with conKt to saie wives from becoming mi re than widows, and children from being mi re doubly orphans; and promising youth from being decoyed to their rain, and sunk to a premature sail ignominou. grave It is, as I understand it, a conceded fact by those who now call for its repeal, that for severs1 years after its enactment tbe prohibitory law worked well, bat of Iste they have become dis. gnsted with the law because it has become so much a dead letter on our statute book. Bat is this the fault of the Uw ? Can a law execute it self' It is to be conceded that from the crimin sl.lethsrgy of the community and the officers of the law in its execution, the beueficia' effects of this prohibitory system hive not been S" marked as heT were for some time minWutcIy foil iw ing its adoption. Yet it has done much good. It has as it were continued to banish from the State all the wholesale business in the traffic of strong drink; and has as a whole greatly dimin ished tbe amount sold by retail from what it was under the license system. Besides, it has not ceased to brand the traffic with infamy Many who have been engaged in a traffic which they know the law prohibits, have not done it with out some compunctions of conscience Xo law upon our statute book can bo more easily executed thin our prohibitory law as it now stands. Let the people wilt if to be exe cuted, and it will be. If we mistake not the signs of the times, the uprising indignation of a deeply injured community is now siying in tones which cannot be mistaken, the prohibitory law!cu, rauif, and iWf be enforced; and what 'is remarkable in the history of the times is, that a move to awaken a public feeling and interest in the enforcement of this law, according to its spirit and meaning, should alarm any of A friends of temperance, who, as they say, have become disgusted with the law for the want Of virtue in it, arising from its non-execution, snd hit now is the time ta put in for its repeal ' CtTIIEX.- For the Free Fress. THE. LIQUOn ARENCY. " .Meurs. Editors; g The Selectmen of the Town have in their printed report as to the Liquor Agency, done me great injustice; and as the report has been publicly distributed, I beg leave to avail myself! of the only means at hand of correcting the false impression likely to be induce! thereby. 1st. As to raiding the price of liquors. In ieo.-, witn tne concurrence or tne selectmen. ;tut:jn eT artiti on by wi, sacrificing the price of rum. whiskey Jbol.USl'l n country, is abundantly dis- atapoint 100 per cent (very nearly) m ad- i b TheF ortoftheSani. vance of cost; and sales in that way have been J . . , since made until in December, when thecost of IUr Common shows that he total expen these liquors had adv.nced to a sum greater J of the haTe IeM than 2i P than the price at which I had been selling. I cent- f toe recc'Pt- - I Then I advanced the price, to about 50 per- I . ., j . .- v . cent on t new cost, .insrcau o. nnjmj or ...nil . .. :i 1..1 1.. ivi 1 . "" " " "" j not to sell at an absolute losi. I The Selectmen did not instruct me not to raise the price on those liquors, but one of them did , siy that he thought it had Utter not be done till alter Jan 1st I soon afterwards infermed the Selectmen i t .I.- . km. T mi ioIKtiiT- and i u ' " ' ihrr mule no obieetion to it whatever nor did I supnow that any one else oouW make aBy. in. 1 asauch as the new price was indispensable to save the office from great loss. : Sod As to the charge of purehahig liquors in violation of taw. If purchasing Hqws in eirt a instances in which the low U not Battle to was acent ; Sir he re this new law, IcwiW not bind the town for y purchase without girig bonds, keu, whieh ha sever been done. All the change which the sew law makes ineflect is to relieve the town from liability for purchases made by the agent in every ease, instead, as before making the town ; liable if a bond has been given. In this ease therefore the new law has not changed the matter at all ; for the Town could not be bound for my oil purchases and, not liable for the new purchases. The new law it is true, imposes the duty on the Selectmen of purchasing liquors and fixing the price thereof ; but this the Selectmen have refused to do, and I was therefore obliged in or der to fitraise liquors for the purposes contem plated by the laws, to purchase a small quantity myself for the time being. This is the whole story. I have merely sought to do nry duty and nothing mere. Eli CniTTEXDEx. The Tcipxe-ikcl Lucce meeting at the Baptist Church last evening was well attend ed. The address on the Physiological view of Intemperance was not delivered, the state of Dr. Marsh's health preventing his attend ance. J. S. Adams introduced the following res olution luuhc uceuaraaon, m vesu- the 17th century, by Da. W. Guaca, Bit physicians of Ms cay, and was regaroea 1 V. I na a " V.noftft nr Itanf r Celebrated Salvo csrss Soru. Ceisbratsd Salvo CBrss Scald, Ceisbratsd Salvo carat Flesh Worsil. J Celebrated Salvo cores Frszsn Lisibs. lunl Hams Il-BM liu UTI fjaer Karli ; KilniS ' 1 Oelekratsa Salve cbtm Wans. I FieM.I , 's Celsarated Salve csrss Callouses. s Celebrated 3 live cares Silt Bhsus. f.' ,s"f Mr. Adams in speaking upon tlie resolu tion, said the League had no intention to in terfere with Town Elections except so far as j necessary to secure the enforcement of the Prohibitory Law. hvery one knows tne aa- Wt learn that lbe gni pnncipies aad man vantage of coocertexi action and its netwity j lgtmtcl of tn,s .vsaociation hae wun snch faver especially in so confused an assemblage as from tbe people, and especuuly hve so sosv Town Meeting usually is, and the open notn- tamed, bet re the whole State, tLe ropojatioa of ination beforehand of the men it was thought the town, tiwt may persons hae resslved to desirable to elect to certain offices he consid- increase their sulecriptioiis for tbe year. Cn- cred eminently advisable. Then if. on a fair measure of strength at the polls, the friemls of Temperance and the Prohibitory law were beaten, so let it be, and the result ol such defeat would be in his opinion almost as great in favor of Temperance . as sueces". James Mitchell said the nc-ity fur ur-g-mirati.m was evident, as tbe othiT party would go to Town meeting prepared for de finite action. And if tbe League was uni ted it could not fail ot accomplishing it ob ject, even if defeated in the election of Town ofScero. He had from curiosity gone for a while int the ''invention of last isaturdny, and was surprised to see the men that were thi re truni this place. There were none of our lawyers, none of our merchants, and hard- ly any of our farmers. .Wie respectable men ! t t garments and make them up : army flan were present to be sure, but he was satisfied I Del and other plain materials there wrought up ' that the League had made its influence sre not so fascinating and agreeable "sewing 1 strongly felt, as evidenced by the enmpoei- ti .11 of tliat Contention, and that it would euivesl in its great object. The question being put the resolution was adopted The other rex lution was then taken up, and discussed by Messrs. Adams, Bennett and Burkham, showing the advantage of surb an Association and its influence in aid- the cause of Temperance The resolu- Commission of tbe overshadowing humbugs this u,, flcited to the service in order to war i" Tr .VI "7 ":i.!. " " , Tve wants and sufferings, of the sol- raise luDw " --"--. 1 1 " dicrs of our army, out reaiiy iot me purpose of paTi'1? f' 6alar'M to a crowd of lary de jiendentii, is just now proposing to hold a ireat lair in tho city of New lork. Aonf- dicrs ofour anny, but really for the purpose pelicr Argus. This vile fling at the most beneficent in The above is a tair sample 01 tne generai r.:s -f .k. Metie Jrant Tt Arm spln. -.su-i 1 .- maI ti,nf K., s Ssfsn u .s... bws. 1 himself. 'aV aaanaaV W nTifrVl saa o tales I f For the Free Press. SOLDIKItS' RELIEF ASSOCIATION. ' bexew iocs scEscxiniess. The time is drawing near for the renewal of , the monthly subscriptions to whieh has beasi so largely due the effeieney that has anrkad the 1 Soldiers' Relief Auociatioa of thk village dar: ( ing the past year. It i stated by one who has exasaioad the books of the Xew Cogiead Weanen's Branch of the Sanitary Commit tien, that Burlington has the most efficient Society in Vermont, tributary to that organization; and we fed justified in sayiag that in a libera community like ours, the method of furnishing a regular monthly rami, by a rubscription, from each family and individual, of ssch a sum as their means will admit, is earnestly eatcatateil to se cure seen esnsieaey. It has Tarieas featem that will eommead themselves to the goad sense aad the gosd will of the pubbo. There are many in the coauauaHy who are prevented. by Tarsal eaaso, from jmawg every Tiiisaay. in the aan af the Belief Association, bat who still wish an opportunity ts identify themselves with the object of that work. Such peseoas are thus enabled to testify by a subscription of' money, their sympathy with the enterprise that now occupies so generally the thought of the ' earnest women of the oouatry. This method of supplying the trea.ufj seesas also a letjjust , one, having each one the judge of the aawont ' to be given, but allowing no one to forget this free-will offering. The Belief Association has been newly organ- ited on a most excellent basis, with the inten tion of miking its efforts tor the production of sopplies for tbe sick and wounded of oar army and navy .still more systematic and eompreheasive daring the coming year. Its operatieen can be folly known aad understood by any who will take the tronbk to examine the books which are carefoUy kept by a lady who has spared herself no labor that could farther the work of the Society. The Astociauoa devotes its work (Specially to ' ( Vn-id the worst sufferers, those on and near tbe field. I'ns'ijj The Government has intimated that all the vol 1 1rlt1 unteer supplies from the country should be used !jL'Ia! in the field relief service and for the field and ! army hospitals. It is expressly announced that 1 our General hospitals in the State of Vermont can, with proper care on the part of the officers in charge, be thoroughly supplied beforehand with everything suited to the patients ia then wards. Belying therefore on tbe able ofasan of oar hospitals to supply them, the ladies of tbe ; Association hare given their attention darartly j to furnishing titld supplies, desiring luwaitl, i whenever upporiuaity occars, to render say c- ! im the officers in eham will receive for the ', m the J doubtediy .11 many instances. uhsenptioB Jouhle that of last year woull rroiBaTery slight sacrifice to the dunor. wh k- it woald do much to aid in giving permanence to the plans, purposes and efforts ot the little bind f woasea who rev diligently every Tuesday for tbe sick and wounded of tbe army ard nivr What are we to suppose animates th-.t hand ful of the women of our coinimmliy wbo are eeea every Tuesday morning at nine o'clock, luncheon basket ia hand, gathering at the work ins: rooaa of the Asawatiea. there ts sit and sew till sveamg, with fixed devotisa to that ob ject alone? " Vf ould you do it ?" we are tempt ed to ak of this aad that individual who sneers about the " subscription for the soldiers' relief" I Money is often easily given, for is often easily got. But it is not such a pleasure work;" nor are the opportunities fortheueof the needle so scarce, aaswg these women, that I we need as-rga for this faithml labor any other orject thin a benevolent purpose to reBeve suf- fering. There is one chief reason why these women are inspired with this purpose; they have informed themselves of the need of their work. They lehere in the suffering they talk about, and they have ascertained that it is pal pable, terrible suffering, such aj no words can dncribe, and thit with all the efforts of Govern ment, individuals, States and Associations, can never be properly relieved. In view of this knowledge, they cordially in vite all the ladies who will, to join them for the purpose of carrying on the work in tbe broadest and most determined spirit. They purpose, if the money to buy materials, and tbe bands to work upon them are sufficient, to famish an in creased amount of supplies through the year. It is to be hoped, therefore that none wiM do the association the injustice to neglect their sub scriptions, or pay such poor respect to the no blest philanthropy the world ever knew, as to make those subscriptiobs a cent lets than real necessity may demand. The Xew Aqcedcct Movehevt. The Water meeting at the American Hotel Friday evening was folly attended. Wm. O. Shaw, Esq., for tho Executive Committee, reported that the committee after careful investiga tion had concluded that the quickest and best way of raising the necessary funds and ac complishing the object, would be. by means of a village corporation. Some of the ad vantages of such an organiration, aside from this special object, were set forth. On motion tho lollowing gentlemen were appointed as a committee to procure signi' tares of our citizens to a petition to tbe Se lectmen, to set off and organize a yillagecor. poration under the General Statute. : A. L. Catlin, Louis Follett, G. G. Benedict, Geo. H. Bieelow, Henry Rolfe, Henry Loomis, L. B. Piatt, Samuel Huntington, Carolus Noyes, James A. Shedd, Wm. II. Hoyt, J. D. Dwyer, E. 0. Loomis. 1 Cbas. II. .Marvin, j j). Hatch r r ti.j 1 f. J-ucnace, I The measure is one ot great importance to the inhabitants of tho village, and will course find-full discussion; Pattix's Steam Mill. We. were much interested the other day in looking through hcsteamsa,h,door,and blind factory ofC. , i. YV. Pattee, the tall brick chimney of which the Danish troops are concentrated here, tia al rises on corner of Church and Main streets, I lied powers will be compelled to naintua a Urge ... , - . .. I army of occupation in Schleswig. However, tha and the cough of whoso steam engine ny rn ,rfth their flt may blockade the Gertaaa be heard at all working hours, anywhere , ports near the Square. Mr. Pattee runs a nam- Apparently Schleswig is bst to tho Danish her or pUninCrmortUing, tongueicg.grooTing Jlpnarchy, unless Russia comes to tfao aid of and moulding machicea, all of the latest and"! tho Utters It is not thought likely tuat best description, and which accomplish macbinery a surprising amount of the labor whieh waa fotiacriy ely done by dm: of h ird saamntt labor. Pstare does not q .i'; feed in pine trees t to end of the mn-h:- f. and receive iu-i cd do-rrs 'it '.. o:rcr ; hie maehincTT dnr- n 1 01 .n ? f 't sl .t it, as one might sup, We r? . ' ' learn thai hit husuie n large increasing. See In- ..dvertisemei column. ., . .1 ri n tins Li St. P annoutu . aiiE's Dat. We are 1 ' that Gen. Meagher h the invititlaai oF the Hibernian s .,,., delivir aa asUreW 1 era oai-iit- Klh t March, aad will he Barer nt aalfj prevent'' by sumo call of ah military rarakv no: n in anticipited. Gael Mtaghar ia an el qu 1 1 .-eat Of h Green le.ir I ilfrbagauft greet .in'' otNhtiai'a AvsectaTRn. Atfic se&vH meeting add last week tbe Mtotvin; o'S eer were CaaDSCB : Prtsiaenf LOtHS f LLW? Vict President. JaaaaataB faixcs, Toa HIT . W VLSS. Sccr'ia"). Jour H. Cuaauai Treasurer. . O. Wins. Manaeters L. L. luarancx, Geo. il Bkmiow, C. W. Wo iiaaaaii, RcssctL S TaiT, B. L. Ilsfascr, K. W. Bsktlett Cuss. A. Hon. The Constitution of the rotsng Men soeiation may for the present be :lunu f. signature at the store of Louis Fo '.cl: i C vVe trust the citizens of the town will bv ail means the attempt to ettal is'.i Uic town has so long needed, a P.i. room, and eventually a library. - 1 where the TOonc men can spend : . I, tw whenever they choose, with ,jr iiiterest. It reatt with the pea. 'c t. whether the present movement s -.11 finally successful; there is no qoe .n 1 minds of thoughu'ul men about i r. . ty. A few, no matter how earner be, cannot sustain such an Afsxx mast be the work of many. To be are enough engaged now to make . twice aa many would make it jtii we nope before long to aanoopce list of members has more tbar m -,h. v Bcxci-9.IT. On Fri'.i v office of the Champ' nn Ti pany was en'eri J, 1 ! ' enter several itr,tr..".s ertv was stolen. IS 1 . .ts II.. .1 t:-r lUnuKar. A buy named Bajr-w -package of butter from the Unti l J D 00 Saturd.1T : was arrtseed and fit 3 We are ghats to antwtwo In a'f Lecture betare the JToajnyllea'aji will be ikinerad 00 Ibuisday svci : j. 10tb, by Weaakal PatiUpo. Sit? 1. oastructioii ' Tbe JEci-l. ford 00 Th dismissing : Church of 1 l, call. ' a 1 .1' K u .y t 1 -ua.L... -Kit. 1 decided by a vote of 9 to 4 to ee Ini ti between him and the chut Km.-'., f0l (St., tl: is Fiano. 6 .lb atieiuissf" of any -1 s -y t,..r .!rn..ii I oiu fort 1, et.it-11 i. !. the afli -1 tris.ps uii '''r tien Sev i" l.'i.Ull'i sir .1 r, 55 unit ? ! .ind s in,!,- l-eyond mt'i line . '" I'm .' ieks.'Ciii road In. 1'ittie can desir'te th-.e lio.ir-, and at unnt p mi ri -I f numb r-. r- r takiigwi ' tbem tte ;-, wound."! t'd "iblev ' l.it Hi ot on theticl'l t. 1 ian olh ir. was inoml All the . 'Seers ol II mi1 wi I'ndi d 1 '1 .v Henry of ti. mt JO f 1 ks . it an. ss.-. o er- Siinl . 1 rt A tl. MW S 1. a lU.iz r- lo B -tti ry ' . Mas?. .: .'S.-ai - tli-i h ir-- s shot unit" In hurt TneC sraopolifcinarrived itBvafort M day evtnmg with 210 ot' il w nnided t o' . ? .1 1 ... Ret'l iscuiong tliem, and was . Fult n ltt on Uccnesdav I ie cncL loss ie not known The I'lptured 1 gi'n' I' ts supf e 1 that the troops wen Ir ji Br gs s Gen. IlnrikeMmself wr.- n t' ' 1 ! Oark-s is estimated at ( 111 W t. I j'"' SoCTHEts News. f' t ri I Ir ws 1 ' Ilichmmd rapers up to th. Jii- i i-.-'. 1 enbraeed in the following sum n iry The escapade ot L nion offi' 1- from L by Prison Ims created great x.iieuun:. the papers award the tuitn.- grcit . for their adroitness.. Fitts-t ur'i of the - hundred and nine who e--.ii I. are s 1 1 1 have been recaptured. T ie rL' ;l C) . adjourned the lth ior a ii i'i 1 until 'I ; next, after passing t'- tu. irrcne . military bills, and appoint nr a day 0: 1 ' ingand prayer 00 tne oiu ..l vrrii nexi 1 present currency is c.iiiipul-1 fun b 1 a repudiation of one-thud ' I i's v il the lstof April next ; a ta . .. live to b". per cent. H kvieil -m all n il. pero mixed property. Thecmisi 1 ij u ,n sw.t 1 -clashes and condition- int " " nrio . ! habeas corpus is suspended in-! toba-e cotton arc to be run Wimug 1 ue bloc -a got food from foreign smmr Tbe v. issued a long, addiesti lief irL r Ijouri. tended to bolster up the hopes ,:thcJ' ing rebels a few montus longi r An nt in the Kictunoadijii .u .-i . .. . :Uc j , -ol the Confederacy, rev a w - r Hit i.-. tion, and thanks its stari t1 r mntt' -no worse than tbey are tba. nirtain c 1 1 pated disasters have uot oo.u.i. i,:,n ! 1 . recent rebel raid actually cai ond-. .. train and a steanboat frj..i which 1' ' tbe conselatioa that rebel pro.irirc I ful andoheeriog."- Foreign S'ttts. T60 hues; is from L -pool Feb. Uvrilmdonderrjl'eb- 12 I -substance o the Schteawlg nevfs Is that . 11 r several engagements tho Danish fro: fs re treated from tbeir strong works, and hai re moved (heir war material and part of tLsir troops to the Island of A!i. The JJjr-iiny Post says : Fn-lirvl his nronOsed an armistice rTrelimjoa ry to a conference. It is supported oy r. 'Alice. of I Russia and Sweden. sue .r su.u.a . The Dines are in a position, to carry cn acten sive war in Schleswiz for rainy months to c .as. They occupy the islind of Alsen with thestrong- I ly fortified positioaof Duppel on the adjoining by England mil dp mucn to. nc.p - - fcctually. and truly uaiaiofgi all ot our easaaasBa hear him. j the'proviionj of this act, ex tho act t t