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a - a - . VOL- i-v- " - : pod n' From the Vrracnt Record. Our l'iags nt the Curltol. XWtjuUy dedicated io Ike Legislature cf J'crmonl. Koxe them not Above our fallen braves Nature not yet ber perfect wort hath wrought ; P-arce Tiia the tuif grown green upon the grave, , he nwtyr graves for whose embrace they fought. , ,( wounds ot our long conflict are not healed ; i ur land's ftir face 11 seinied with many a sfir ; ud woful sights on many a battle-fleld, :-l w ghastly grim beneath the evening star. ,: dM-s the Mil Earth tremble with affright i.(.-t she the tread of armed hosts should ft el ! . i . inure upon her bosom. Still the Night Hi .rs, ,n wdd dreamt, the cannon's thunder ing peal, . b the bUck-robed mothers come and go ; x.ll do lone wives by dreary hearthstones weep ; Joes a Nation, in her pride and woe, r her dead sons a mournful vigil keep. nui. awhile delay ! Remove ye not i sc drooping banners from their place on high, , make of each proud ball a hallowed spot, A - rv truth must dwell and Freedom cannot die. w sUwly waving in ibis tranquil air, W Lit wondrous eloquence is in their speech '. , prophet "eilvtr-tongued," no poet rare, l cr in dreams may hope such height to reach. Jl.iy till of Life that calmly looked on Death it! peerless valor, and of trust sublime f c atliest sacrifice, of holiest faith, oflofty hopes that ended not with Time. i ih ' each worn fold is hallowed ! set apart To minister upon us in our needs, 1. tear henceforth to many a filiating beait i he cordial wine of noble thoughts aud deeds. 1 hen leave them yet awhile where, day by day, Lie ksBfU? thit they teach your souls may '.cam , ah-dl ye labor for the Right alway, Abd for its faithful service ever yearn. iw may God bless our land forevennore '. And from all strife and turmoil grant sur cease ; liile from the mountains to the farthest shore Accordant voices softly whisper Peace. Julia C. R. Bonn. ill i s c c 1 1 a n c o ii . Artemus Ward's Experience a, a mer. From Artemus Ward's new Rook I'ar- The Barclay County Agricultural Society i.aing scrioucly invited the author of this volume to address them on the occasion of their next annual fair, he wrote to the Pre bidtiit ol the Society as foil jus : New Yoke, June 12, 1S65. I feel flattered, and think I will come. Perhaps, meanwhile, a brief history of my experience as an agriculturist will be accept able. I have been an honest old farmer lor some lour years My farm is in the interior ot Maine. Un fortunately my lands are eleven miles from the railroad. Eleven miles is quite a dis tance to haul immense quantities of wheat," corn, rye and oats ; but as I haven't any to haul, 1 do not, after all, Miller much on that account. My farm is more especially a grass farm. My neighbors told me so at hrst, and, as an evidence that they were cineerc in that opinion, they turned their cows on to it the moment I went ofi ' lecturing.' cnira rr- now quite fat, I tako firide in Uicfu cows, in fact, and am glad I own a grass farm. Two ) cars ago I tried thecp raising. I bought Slty lambs, and turned them loose on my broad and beautiful acres. It was pleasant on bright mornings to stroll leisurely out to the farm in my drefs ing sown, with a cigar in my mouth, and watch these innocent little Iambs, as they danced gaily o'er the hillside. Watching tbeir saucy cajcra reminded me of caper aucc and it occurred to me I should have some very fine eating when they grew up to bo 4 muttons,' My gtntlc shepherd, Mr. Eli Pctlcins, taid, Yc must have some shepherd dogs I bad no very precise idea as to what shepherd doga were, but I assumed a rather proliund look, and said : " Wc must, Eli, I spoke to you about this some time ago !" I wrote to my old friend. Mr. Dexter II. Follctt. of Boston, for two shepherd dogs. Mr. F. is an honc6t old larmer himself, but I thought he knew aboat shepherd dogs. He kindly forsook far more important busi ness to accomodate, and the dogs came forth with. They were splendid ceaturcs snuff colored, haiel eyed, long tailed and shapely jawed. Wc led them proudly to the fielda "Turn them in, Eh," I said. Eli turned tbcm in. They went in at once, and killed twenty of mv best lambs in about four minutes and a hair. jii friend had made some trifling mistake in the breed of these dogs. Eli Perkins was astonished, and observed : 'Wall iicyou ever?" I certainly never had. rnols of blood on the crctn- eward. and fragments of wool and raw Iamb chops lay round in confused heaps. The dogs would have been sent to Boston that night, had they not rather suddenly d'n-d that afternoon of a throat distemper. It wasn't a swelling of the throat. It wasn't dipthcria. It was a violent opening uf the throat, extending from car to car. Thus closed their life-stones. Thus end ed their interesting tails. I failed as a raiser of Iambs. As a sheep ish 1 was not a success. Last summer Mr. Perkins taid " I think we'd better cut some grass this season, Sir." Wc cut some grass. To me the new mown hay is very sweet and nice. The brilliant George Arnold nogs about it, in beautiful verse, down in Jersey every summer ; so docs the brilliant Aldndgc, at Portsmouth. N. H. And yet I doubt if either of thctc men know the price ofa ton of hay to-day. But new-mown hay is a really fine thiDg It is good for man rind beast. Wc hired Tour honcbt larmers to assist us, and led them gaily to the meadows. I was froin? to mow nivself. I saw the sturdy peasants go round once ere I dipped my flashing scythe into the tall green grass. Are you ready ?" said II. Perkins " I am here '" "Thcnlollow us!" I followed tbcm, Fllowcd them rather too closely, cvilcnt foor k whitc-hairel old man, who imme diately followed Mr, Perkins, called upon us to halt. Then in a lcvr, firm voice he said to his son, who was iust ahead cf me, John change places with me. I hain't got Ion to live anyhow. Yonder bcrryin' gound will soon have these old lanes, an it's no matter wbctlicr I'm carried there with one w nil nnd terrible caches in the other or tint ' But vou. John vow arc vaung. jlic old man changed places with his son, -cal! smile ot rtsignauuu in uu wrinkled face, as he said, " N'ow, Eir, I ready?" . WMt mmn rmi.cld man?" I said. I mean that if you continner to bran'ish .i.-, t.i..i. o. rn., iiro hwn bran'iehinz it. n uh h out of some of ns bcloro ut of some of ns There was some reason mingled with this white haired old peasant s proianiiy. woa true that 1 had twice escaped mowing offhia tan's legs, and his father was per baps naturally alarced, . 1 went down and sat under tt tree. ntyer kooiy'd a Uterwy man n y Hie. I OTcrhcard the old nan say, " thit kcor'd anything.' Mr. Perkins was not as valuable to inc this season as I had fancied he might be. Every afternoon he disappeared lrom the field regularly, and remained absent some two hours. He said it was headache. . He inherited it from his motl er. He mother was often taken in that way, and suffered a great deal. At the end of the two hours Mr. Pcrkin would reappear with his head neatly done pn in a large wet rag, and say ' lie lelt bet tel." One altcrnoon it so happened that I soon followed the iuvalid to the house, and as 1 neared the porch I heard a female voice energetically observe ; You stop '"' It was the voice of the hired girl, and she addcu, ' I'll holler for Mr. Brown !" " O no Nancy," I heard the invalid E. Perkins soothingly say; "Mr. Brown knows 1 love you. Mr. llrown approves of it i" This was pleant for Mr. Brown. I peered cautiously through the kitchen j blinds, and, however unatural it may ap- j pear, the lips of Mr. Perkins and my hired , girl were vcrr near together. She said, " Yim shan't do so." and he do sotd. She also said she would get right up and go 1 , Ar:lAnw, tli-it chr Tvna innv. ami. r.s nn evidence ttiat She an thoroughly in earnest nbaut it, she remained where she was. Tfccv are married now, and Mr. Perkins I it troubled no more with the headache. This year we are planting corn. -Mr Perkins writes me that " on account of no tkare krows bein put up krows cum and digged fust crop up but coon got an other in. Old Bisbee who was fraid youd cut his 60r.s leggs oil kivs you bet go and ttan up in field yrsclf with dressin gound on ,V gesfes krows will keep away. This made biys in store larf. no More terday from " YourF rorectlul " Eli Perkins, " bis letter." My friend, Mr. D. T. T. Moore, of the JlurulXcw Yorltr, thinks, if 1 " keep on " I will get in the poor house in about two yearH. If you ti ink the Iioncst old farmew of Barclay county wants me, I will Cjme. Yours truly, Cuablk P. lmiv. News Items. The receivers of the Vermont Contral rail road have lieen directed by thecoutts to jy the firtt back cou(Kns due on tiro first mort gage bonds of the corporation. A mineral spring with water much like Vichy has been discovered on the farm where was fought the ' first " day' Gcttybburgh battle. Secretary McCulIoch in his rc(rt most aptly (but innocently) tpewks of the public debt as ' a matter ol so surpassing interest." GS. B. Lamar fc Son have been arretted at Savannah for attempting to bribe treasury agents who had charge uf captured cotton. A contemporary says that the article which produces so many deaths from " unknown causes" is sold in every town and village in this Commonwealth. A young lady at Chesterfield, Morgan county, O., was recently shot dead by the accidental explosion of a gun, just as she was kis'ing her lover to bid him good bye. The Washington Republican says Lord Palmcreton, some time beforr his death, wrote to Gen. Butler apologizing lor his se vere comments upon his "woman order," is sued while in command at New Orlean. Meyerbeer's last opera. L'Aiiicaicc, never before produced in this country, is creating a great sensation in New York. It is splen didly put on the stage and draws like a blis ter planter. ' A bill is seriously pressed in the Missouri legislature that no officer in the conlctlerate army shall hereafter be addressed by his mi litary title unless the word " rebel" is pre fixed to it. The Continental National Bank of Boston, have by a reaiarkable blunder, issued two dollar bills with the promise to pay" omitted. The bills arc being gathered m as fast as possible by the Bank. On Saturday night last the office of Ray i Co., at West Troy, was entered by burglars They darkened and dcalcned tho doors and windows by packing 6hawls over them, and then blew open two safes, from which they extracted $22,000 in seven-thirties, $13,000 in bank-bills, and $200 in specie, and made their escape with tbe money. Tbo N. World calls Senator Sumner the acting charge d'affaires of Divine pro vidence in this country." Rev. Henry W. Ducacbet, of St Ste phen's church, in Philadelphia, was found dead in bis study Ihursaay morning. An Italian named De Blouns, was arrett ed Thursday morning, in Jersey City, with over two thousand dollars in counterfeit U. S. fifties in his possession. It wasfdecided in Republican senatorial caucus not to place tho names of Senators McDougall, ol California, and Salisbury, ol Delaware, on any senatorial committee. A man in Jackson, Michigan, got drunk and staggered upon a bed whereupon lay bis infant son. Ili wno:c wcigu. resieu muii the babe and it soon expired. The wretched man, who is a respectable, well-to-do citizen, made a vow never to touch liquor again. The following is from a Richmond paper : " Wanted A situation as son-in-law in a respectable family. Blood and breeding no oo- ject, being already suppne.1 ; capiiai east"- tial. c0 oujcciiou ii going a euuii to the country. James McCorraick, who was, without innt.t. tbe oldest man in the United tatcs. died in cwbiiri:. -V 1., on ine mu ' . . ... .1 . 11.1. inst..at the age of one hundred and fourteen -A tdrw mnntKit snd five davs. He was ' , , 1 1.1- 1 ... t. n.1 ha rcmarttaoic ior iicauu auu ene-ugui, w life was an excellent temperance argument. He was born August l, 1(01, in the county of Cavan, Irelanc. The remains of Jonathan Gillctt, former ly of the firm of Wright, Gillctt Ransom, r- - , 1 nuenltv ill T.l!wtn. Ol i.CW iur, auu UIU1C ,.wv..j v. irtm mvRtcriouslv disanneared three yean ago, have been found at Toledo under circum stances which leave no aouot oi nis naviu;; been murdered. The mayor oilers 11)01) re ward for the apprehension ot tnc murucrcr. The Legislature of Virginia has fixed the lt inst.. for the election of State officers, and it is thought from private intelli gence received from Richmond, that it is the design ot that uoay to reinsiatc inc oia oiu held nlace under Governor Smith. Gov. Pierpoint would regard mis as pcrsoum and it is believed would retire from office, in that event, which would force upon the gov ernment tne appointment ot a rrovisiona Governor. A series of one hundred temperance meet tin. sin been commenced in the western part of Massachusetts , ppder the auspices ol tbe State iempcrancc -finance. A Uhicasro despatch says that tho fall in grain last week aggregated twenty cents )r bushel, and hence tbe failures which have recently taken plasc among grain merchants in that city. Jrrr. Davis. A Fortress Monroe letter in S New York paper says that Jrff. Davis is fast bsoomine convinced ot his rapidly dim inisbing consequence, and that his manner has sottcned down very materially. On being asked what ho thought ol the t'resiaeni late message be is reported to have said It is wisely and boldly specific upon every subject but the single one concerning me -. -.:,.ii- ,.;. BURLINBTON FRIDAY MORNING DEC. 22. 16D. Thc Boot on the other Leg. Tl 1 1TrIJ iTNMila ftltnnfinn 111 the possibility of a rcr.ian ratd into Canada, I and calls on Prreidcnt Johnson to restrain tic Irish republican'. It says ; "The Federal rovcrtmcnt has hardly acted a wise or dignified part in regard to the Fenian 1 agitation It is unworthy cf a Power which pretends to respect public law, ana wn cu ue iircs to maintain peace, to allow a conspiracy be carried on within its jurisdiction for the inva sion of the dominions of a neighbor. Wc do not ask the Americans to prevent O'.Matony talking of an Irish republic, or sending money and ins tructions to his dupes in Dublin ; but we must remind them that a raid into Canada could hardly fail to have serious consequences. To say nothing of the danger of an actual collision nothing of the embarrassments which must arise from our demand for the extradition of the marauders the permission of such outrages would clearly 1 a eaiut belli, and the exas- woum cicariy ix a cm uc.n, uu r- h- , tLf wocU rrojacc would ren- J :i 1- Tl der the maintenance of peace impossible. The Dni'.ed States cannot at one and the same time In. ill tirritorv cf a friendly Power and the uome aB,i harborage of an enemy," How long is it, pray, sinco her Majesty's dominions were the home and harborage of the euemics of the UnitedlStatcs ? It is sur prising what a difference it makes whose ox is gored. The Fxmas Pioiit. The Fenian tight cen imues briskly. It is notjoonfincd merely to the leaders but icrvedej the masses of the brotherhood and ccms likely tu divide thi ui luto two organisations. New York UMMtly favor the deposed lut jiersiftent president, O'Maboncv, while the West goes in strong fur UoU'tt, th- netvly enoseii chief. The New York circle, to which Koberts and some other "itDdiot"' senators belong, Iiavc expelled them lrom the brotherhood. But BoberU and his comrades are unterriBed and lmvc formally claimed the books and ef fects of the organisation from O'Maboney, of courte only to be refused. Roberts is also out with an address, of which the fol lowing is a portion . We bate too long remained inactive. Etery energy must now lie given to aid tbe veteran oldier who directs the military affiiira of the UrotherhooJ. He has treat faith in lden bul lets, and very little in paper ones; acd as I am entire! v af his way of thinking, you my rely upon my placing all the means at my disposal under his control and direction. The Irish people of America stand ready to jive millions for war, but not one dollar as a tribute to drones or adventurers. We must baTe some other tro phies to show for our hijh sounding professions than a few old rusty muskets displayed in a gar ret, as the voluntary oflerings of patriotic men. England must meet privateers on every ocean ami Irish foes in every clime. Wc .will strike nthcr wherever she is most vulnerable, and where we can best assist our brothers at home. The N. Y. WtU has got bold, of and pub lishes, the list of contributions to the Fenian treasury, during the month of September. These "averaged $4,000 or $5,000 a day. The Vermont Fenians seem to be not invest ing a great deal in the new Irish Kepublic, tho list containing but three credits to Ver mont, lis: "From Mentpelier, by II. MeNal ly, 4 Con. and By-laws, $1 ; Rutland, per J. P. Crowley, S3 ; St. a loans, uy i ltcilly, $S." The Cbampltiin and St. Lawrciicc Ship Cnnnl. nccusoTOS, Dec 16, lSi .Venn. Kdiltrt of the Fret Press : Our citizens, with these of New England generally, as also those of the States west of us, bordering upon the British Provinces, tern to be giving some renewed thought to the question of reciprocal free trade, between those provinces and the States. t Tbe farmer treaty, regulating our commercial intercourse, (profes ssdly upon reciprocal terms, yet hardly so in fact) having been abrogated, and shortly to ex pire, our provincial neighbors are also earnest ly discussing this subject, and are not without hope of success in securing a renewal of its provisions; and if need be, arc wining appa rently, to assent to terms more reciprocally just and equal, than those cf the former treaty. This, on their part, is not only politically wise. but necessary in any efforts at negotiation for its renewal. In the farmer treaty, our govern ment gave more than an equivalent for the be nefits received. The privilege of navisanng me Lawrence and ether provincial waters amotr other things, was yielded to our great reople, abd made an effect to positive benefit: crauted bv us in return. But omitting here particulir reference to in various provisions, tbe sentiment seems universal lhat the nenents con ferred on our rrl, hac proved to be far more valuable to our provincial neighbors than these conferred upon us in return they were fir from being reciprocal. The navigation oftbeir canals along the fct Lawrence, and the Wclland and rtler canals, by paying the ordinary tolls, as did their own citizens, has been a privilege of much value to oar commercial Interests, but tbe navigation of the St. Lawrence and the neighboring waters, while of little if any value, could not properly be denied us by the terms of natural law. At the time t.f the formation of that treaty, it was iuppesed by sjmcof our western mcrchmts and produce dealers, that a foreign export and im rort trade, by way of the Lakes and tne at. Lawrence river, might be beneficially carried on , using our own late vessels iur uuu j.u.iv, thus avoiding the necessity cf trans-shipment. and tbe expense and delay, consequent ur,on finding their nay through our inland channels ... . 1 to New York and other Atlantic mariseis, anu saving moreover both the export and import orofits of the trade to themselves. A few experiments of tins Kind however, u:s- pelled the hope of anticipated success the fogs. and other dangers of the lower at. Lawrence, with Us ice-bound condition for a large part of the vear, render it an unsafe an J otherwise objectionable channel of communication, and it will be avoided as a commercial channel, cscepe by the residents upon its borders, and those hav. inr no other or better means of transit. Had our provincial neighbors secured to us a navigable communication from the St. Lawrence river at Beauharnois, to Lake Champlam or the navigable outlet of the latter, near St. Johns, acd placed ns cn an equal fcoting with their own citizens in respect to its nse.they would hc con ferred upon cur people, both cf the east and the B-est. an Important benefit This, together with tbe use of the other canals now existing, with those hereafter to be constructed, and all of them, especially on the western thoroughfare, to be adapted to an enlarged water craft, drawing at least ten feet deep of water, would probably have secured to "then the continued enjoyment cf the treaty, and nat unlikely have prevented its abrogation, at least for many years. If nejpcUticni are to te renewed, in respect to a renewal of the treaty, these benefits should. In the rcvisil, te cow secured to us made a ' sicc-qua-ccn, an indispensable condition. While such condition would be but just to us, it cculd ; not be viewed as a hardship to our provincial neighbors, because those important communica tions, perfected as proposed, would carry with j them ccmmercial benefits, no less important to j the trade and prosperity of our good provincial ne,?ilWs tbnde,. than to the people of the I ! States. The practicability of the proposed ship canal j I from the St. Lawrence to tur Lake, is not only I free from all doubt, but is one of the most leasi- I blc of the yet unaccomplished improvements of the day. A descriptive notice cf its length, ex- j tent ef lockage, and general character, with its ; relation to the long line of ship communication, now so much desired between the east and tbe west, would doubtless be of some interest to our people, but from a want of time at the present moment, it is omitted here, and deferred to a more leisure hour, This wcrk, as also the kng deferred improve ment past the falls of Niagara both links in the simc chain are" now receiving renewed public attention, and there arc few localities possessing a deeper interest in their success than our own. Let us not therefore be unmind ful of our duty, both to ourselves, and to the public at the prasent moment, reganling this important matter. Respectfully your friend, COMMERCE. We thank our correspondent for calling public attention agein to an enterprise which the citizens of Burlington, iu common with the wide and numerous interests to ie benefitted by it, cannot well afioid to over Ixik, or let drop. We shall gladly gic space to the further communication he en courages us to expect- In the meantime why cannot our capitalists and business men be working in sjme way practically towards the accomplishment ofa measure, which is ol more importance tn them than any other that can be named '.' And aa a first step fvhat better can be done than to print and place in pro cr liand the able and exhaustive report on the subjee:, of Mr. Edwin Johnson, civil engineer, which was read to a small meeting of our citizens a few weeks ago, and alluded to in our columns ? It presented an a nay of facts and arguments which cover the wbule ground.are perfectly unanswerable as to the immense importance of tbe ship omul to the whole country and especially to New Eng land and the Great West, and which cannot fail to carry weight in tbe quartets where such information is needed. It can doubt less be secured, and tbe expense of printing it in pamphlet form will be comparatively small. Tbe funds can be easily raised. Who will lead oil' in the matter? The FmsT I-aw i tbr Siswk'N. The bill to prevent for the present the importation of l.r. ign cattle, io order to guard against ttlc abroad, I tbe disease raging among ca passed the House on Wednesday, and having passed both houses only requires tbe Presi dent's signature to become a law. This i tbe first bill paesca this session. It absolute ly prohibits the importation of eattlo from foreign countrns, and, jut bow it is going ta work akngeidc of tbe reciprocity treaty, remains to be seen. 1'arK (."ovMp. The cholera has ceased to preoccupy Paris so tntiicly as it had done of late It uas left behind it many a chronicle boh grave and gay. One of tbe latter relates to the vi sit made by Canrobert to the Val de Giace, accompanied by a whole regiment of porters bearing flannel" belts for the soldiers. Can- roliert uas warmly wrapped in tunnel. i ith a firm military step and head erect, the Mar shal walked clown the cholera ward. One of the patients particularly attracted his at tention lrom teeming in a more ueprcsseo condition than the rest. The visitor wcut up to this patient's bedside, and called out in a slow military tone, " Allans eamarade ' j rouse yourself from this apathy. Que d table, cholera does not always kill. Look at me, 1 had it twice in Africa, and see I am as well as ever. Here, put this flannel belt about your middle, it will euro you quicker than all the doctor's stuff in the world." The Mr-rshil handed the flannel bcit to the patient, who, however, took no notice if the attention. "An obstinate fellow that,' ex claimed tbe Marshal, as be turned away in disgust. ' Pardon Marechal!" returned the doctor to whom the remark was addres sed, " that patient has been dead some time, he died just as you entered the hospital, and we thought it better not to remove the body, lest you should meet it on the stairs." The confusion ol the poor Marshal was great of course, and lie hurried from tbe Val de Grace, without endeavoring to torce his flannel remedy on any other patient Among other niw pieces mat. promise io prove very succewlul, is tho grand opera of ' Jeanne d'Arc," just brought out nt tho newly-opened mammoth house called the Grand Theatre Parisicn, cajicible of holding nearly as many spectators as all the rest ot the theatres put together. The firet repre sentation, however, was marked by a succes sion of serio-comic disasters Tho scene is laid at the Court of Charles VIII, and one of the courtiers, while delivering a tirade, was seized with a sudden need of his pocket handkerchief. Tho cents of that epoch being guiltless of pockets, the courtier drew from tbe noiich of his waist a little chequered "wijc," wbicn evidently una not oecn in tended for the public eye, and having served its legitimate purpose, he tried, but in vain, to get it back into the pouch, whose narrow aperture refused to receive tho "pink ging ham." After several frantic attempts, all equally unsuccessful, yet feeling the abso lute necessity of gcttiug bo equivocal an ac cessory out ofeizht. the unhappy Duke took off his gilt helmet, at tho imminent risk ol bringing all his bead gear with it, elcpositea the ' pink gingham" in thehcimct, anu re nlaccd that iuiriosine article upon his head amidst the convulsive laughter of the au dience. Very Hicn Ciicucu The High Church clement in New York has been kindled into a blaze bv the consecration of the New Church of St. Albans. The little chapel of Jlr. Hcckcr, where ritualism ran mail, ana the highest puscyism or :scw loric have been put into the shade by the gorgeous scr vico of this new sanctuary. It is as near the Roman Catholic worship as it is possible tor an Episcopal church to approach. Its name is the "Uathoiic unurca ot ot. Atoans. Steps approach to the altar, which is light ed by candles. Flowers nnd pictures adorn the sanctuary as it is cancel, inc rector is a priest, and is surrounded by boys as in the Catholic worship. The officiating clergy men, in whito over black robes that trail on tbe ground, march in procession to the high altar. The service is eunc straight through, either by the choir or tbo priest. Were the prayers in Latin and the censer swung about the altar, the illusion would be complete. inc commumua u exicuniieu vtij iwuuuj and is called tho "Holy iuchanst.' lh officiating priest is called tho "Celebrant.' The llieh Churchmen arc in extacies over this new order of things. Correspondence Btiton Journal. Police Court. Before Recorder Read, Saturday alter- noon, Joseph Roe was n;d $5 and costs for assault upon Wm. Cameron. Hove tor Destitute Cuildrej.. The sub scribers to the Home for Destitute Chil dren, met atlhellomeon Main street. Thurs day altcrnoon, and accepted the charter gran- ted by the Legislature at its last session The following are the officers of the As sociation : President .Mies Lucia Wheeler. I7re President Mrs. W. O. HickoV. Secretary Mrs. E. J. Phelps. Treasurer Mrs. Geo. F. Edmunds. Auditor Mrs. Morton Cole. Managers Mrs. Henry Loomis, Janus A. Shedd. Mrs. Smith. Mrs. Tue Ci..mcaL Convocation oftbcEpiecoial Church for the Dioccbc of Vermont was in quarterly session at St. Albans last week, Bishop Hopkins presiding. There were present seven Canadian clergy, two from Northern New Y'ork, and 14 from this diocese. Among the exercises were a. learn ed perer by Dr. Fay on the errois of the Church of Rome ; and a practical essay, on Enthusiasm in preaching," by Rev. Mr. Pitman ol Northficlll. A resolution offered by the Kcv. Mr. Btiel, on tho death of the late Rev. E. Winthrop of lligbgate, was unanimously ndopted. I)B. F.. E. PlltllS ON TlMl lRANLE. Wc cipy Irein the Windsor Journal the follow ing letter addressed by Dr. Phelps to the Chairman of the Temperance Mectin con vened at Windsor. Nov. '1. We commend it to the especial notice ol the young as tlie judgment 6fan eminent medical practition- Sir. As circuuiidanccT over whieh 1 have little or no control, prevent me from attend ing aa I had proposed, I would request you to assure the friends of temperance of my heart's sympathy with the cause; and also to express my conviction that it is yet too soon for any of us to fold our hands and feel that all has lccn done that is required of us Somewhat extensive observation leads me to say, that amongst oung men at this time a disposition to drink intoxicat ing liquors is on the increase. 1 well know how this has eome aliout, and that men of more mature age are responsible in a great degree for it ; inasmuch as ex amples of free-drinking have been far too Irrquent amongst this class, especially in that large body of citizens who comprised so lately our colossal aimies. I would say a few woi i to those who are being ini-lcd by the influence of a bad ex ample, and in doing this, will adhere closely to the principles of my own profession. What is said shall be brief, and included under three or four beads . 1. The occasional use of intoxicating li quors creates unnatural tastes, and leads very soon to erroneous modes of taking nour ishment, lrom which results, at last, either direct disease or an invasion ol those diseas es to which the person may bo exposed. - Tt unfits the svstem to take advantage f those recuperatfye powers that arc natur- anv resiueui miuiu u, mvu iimw oftentimes to throw off an immense amount ol disease. 3. The mischief that is wrought upon the body, by even the occasional use of alcoholic liquors, is inferior to that which is suffered by the mental powers, and it is to this influ ence, in a great measure, that we are to im pute tbe prevalence of nervous diseases in young men, and which, at times, makes it almost impossible to get that control over symptoms that wc otherwise could. " 4. Wc would advise the young not to be misled by the fact that some of thcirnumbcr who drink do not become diseased, or die at once when overtaken by disease. These ex ceptions are reserved lor nn evil fate in ma ture age, or perhaps in advanced life, palsy, apoplexy, loss of mind, gout, or neuralgia, nre laying in wait for them, and will, sooner or later, not destroy them at once.tperbaps, but compel them to draw out a tedious and miserable existence, too terrible to describe. Hoping that these remarks, which arc en tirely founded upon observation and exper ience, many have some weight with the voung men who may hear them, I subcribe myscll, as ever, an every day laborer in the cause of temperance. Edward E. Piirirs, M. D., Ac. Matob HorriiAN.-The newly elected May or of New York, is only 35 years old. lie graduated at Union College in 1S46 ; was admitted to practice law on his twenty-first birth-day ; was defeated as a candidate for the office of United States district attorney n 1SC0, because Mr. Buchanan thought him too young; was chosen recorder (principal criminal jude) of New York in tbo fall of tbe same year ; was re-elected in lot3 by GO ,000 out of CI, 000 votes, his conduct dur ing the memorable riots of that year having commended him to the support of every par ty and taction. He is described as"clcgant in person, has a fine face and head, is of ready speech, is allied by marr:ago with one ol the best families in the city, and attends St, Ann's (Protestant Episcopal) church." Tuk AiiEBitAN Agriculturist. The 25th volume ol this exceedingly valuable publi cation commences with the January number, and we nre glad to know that it has more than 100,000 subscribers. Every number contains much information of great interest relating to the management or the Farm, the Garden, tho Orchard, and also for the Household, and is illustrated with fine wood' cuts. The inform ition, with the thousands of hints and suggestions, cannot fail to be worth to every reader, far more than tho subscription price, which is very low, only 1.50 per vear. or SI each for clubs of twenty or over. It is published by Urange Judd Jfc Co., 41 Park Row, N. Y. The Agriculturist has recently bought out the Genesee Farmer, whose editor will boon tbe staff of the Anriculturist here after. Puck tbe San Francisco comic paper cites the bate earthquake in that city as a proot that "the world wags." The same raner comes out for the Fenians in this wise : Puck wcais tho green noon bis breast, The shamrock in his hat; And when be thinks cf Ireland's woes, Ilia heart goes pity Pat ! Tuk Franklin' Corvrr Court commenced i'i adjourned session at St. Albans Thursday afternoon, Hon. William (X Wilson, Prceid iog Judge. The National Thanks sgivmg clay appear J to, have been generally observed at the South fciciiuiisT ix jiosTrruiR, i.-usnc5 the past week articles bavo appeared in two , or three of the Boston papers, stating that a ' Professor B. Melcbior" had been forced by j a mob to leave Montpclicr, Vt., under the penalty of being shot if he remained or at- I tempted to return after he had left. The reasons given for this alleged treatment of him were that he had contracted a secret agreement of marriage with a wealthy young lady, and that the " discarded gay lovers" ot Montpclicr took this method to wreak their vengeance upon him. The story bore such an air of improbability on the face of it that we wonder how any one could have be lieved it. Mr Hiram Atkins has sent a let ter to the Courier one of the papers which published Mclchior's story giving the facts of the case as follows : "In the Courier of last Saturday appeared an article from a person styling himself l'rot B. Melchior of Montpclicr, Vt.,' which is a tis sue of falsehoods. That man came to Jlontpo Iier poor and destitute, pretending to be a loyal refugee lrom tbe South. The rector of Christ's Church presented his caso to the charitable; I was induced to aid him to scholars in French and drawing, through the Arjvt and Patriot; the Masonic fraternity interested themselves in his behalf ; a furnished room was given him ; his board paid, and the moot strenuous efforts made to get him pupils, that he might earn his own livelihood eventually. Among these pupils was a bright, interesting Miss cf fourteen to fifteen years, belonging ta one of our best families, and she it is who is the young lady he claims to have been married to. The facts are that he grossly insulted, and at tempted her ruin, while giving her a lesson in drawing on Monday of last week, locking his door ere he tried to thus loully wrong a guileless girl of tender years. For this he was waited on by two of his best friends men who bad done all possible to befriend him and told, that bar ing proved bimselt a scomdrel, he must leave town, which be did. All his talk about 'eonlraet of marriage.' 'se cret marriage,' 'discarded lover,' 'destrnctioa of my things,' 'intense excitement,' 'menaced to be shot,' 'not permitted to sec my wife, nor her parents, nor any friends, nor even collect my daes," tie., is all as ftlse as the heart of the scoundrel who wrote it. He had no things , the very clothes he were having been given him here ; there was no ex citement; he may thank fortune that he did not see the parents of the Mis be attanpted to wrong, else he had not been alive ; he has act a friend here ; it is not probable the men who waited on him were 'discarded lovers,' both hav ing been married about as many years as the Miss had lived ; and he had no daes, being in debt to every man who would trnat htm 'Prof. B. Melchior' is an imposter, a sponge, aad a villain ho is going about the country imposing upon the unwary and tbe charitable. Words are unable to describe the depravity of tbe man, awl the public should be on theirguard against his wiles, as he evidently intends to get his liv ing by some other means than honest labor. More than that, be will, assassin like, stab bis best friends la thir vitals, being an ungrateful wretch. There was no mob in hu case, to ex citement, no violence, and no injury done to his penon ; property, he had none Vervonters in Congress. A correspon dent of tbe YtrmtHt Record ha eom piled (mainly from La moan's Dictionary of Con gress,) a list of four Senators and twelve Representatives in the present Congtees, all natives of Vermont. They are. exclusive of the Vermont delegation, as follow : Aaron H.Crasin.Senaitorfrom New Hamp shire, born iu Weston, 1821. Jacob M. Howard, Senator from Michigan, botn in Shaltabury. 1S03. Fernando C. Btaman, member from Michi gan, born in Chester, 1S14. Thomas T. Davw, member lrom cw lors, born in MiddUbory. 1310. Columbus Delano, member from Ohio, born in Sboreham, 1S00. Charles A. Eld ridge, member from Wis consin, botn in Bridport, 1821. Jeeiab B. Grinnell, member from lows, born in New Haven, 1S21- John A. Kan, also from Iowa, born in Charlotte, 1S22, a graduate of the Univer- ity of Vermont. Philetus Sawyer, member from wooosin, born in Whiting. Charles E. Phelps, member from Mary land, born in Guilford, 1553. Thaddeus Stivers, member from Pennajl- vania, born in Peacham, April 4. 1783. Wc add another to tbe Record's Itet, to wit : Robert S. Hale, member from Xew fork, born in Chelsea, and graduated at the Uni versity of Vermont. Mr. Unman pots down William Higby ol Calilornia, as a native of Esses Coonty.Vt., but erroneously. He was from Essex tonn- t- N. V.. and was a craduate oftheLni- -' - versity of Vermont. Mr navmond of New York, was also a graduate of the University Of Vermont Of genuino Vennontcts, there arc now seventeen in the Tnirty-nmin congress, a proportion to population undoubtedly much lai-e r than any other State in the Union can boast. Of these seenteen, seven were born Eastern Vermont, ten in Western Vcr mont. seven of the ten m .luuison county, and six of the seven in adjoining towns. Of all, but one is a Democrat Mr. El- dridgc of Wisconsin. The Montreal Gazette, sad to relate, does t,at lite Mr. Johnsons Jiesgc. it says : YV- I,aTe never read so many words with a less .it.finrt imnression in their meaning or tenden- r . . ..I..CII(. cy never any puuuc uocuneu. s mmmuuu; like an essay to te read tefsre a debating society in n little town or country villace. It is worthy only of a parish politician one esteeming him self wise and clever for asserting nothing so dis tinrtlv lhat he micht not contradict the inter- nrrntinn civen to his words. We looked forward for some definite announcement of policy on three noints viz.. in respect of the Liteiy seceu ed States, of Great Britain, and of France ap proves of Mexico. vcrvmtnz euc. udicbj wc vaci-ih iuc iu tion of Finance, is to us mere fustian to his own people of very little importance. On the first point he gives us a school boy essay, signi fying nothing. On the second, he speaks in an unfricmllv lone, uui wiiuoui Euzxcauux "uv TKc.fie action: on the third, he seems afraid to neak his mind, induleinir in mere windy gener- mines tne most ceuuiuua iuuu ui pdiuuuis. Contrasted with oracular utterances liio these. we Ion? to hear once more the slovenly senten ces. but the outspoken opinions of "honest old Abe." HursE CoyuiTTEts. Mr. oodbndge is on the Judiciary and Private Ltud Claim.'. Mr. Morrill, Chairman of the Ways and Means, and on the select cemmittec on the death of President Lincoln. Mr. Baxter, on Elections and Agriculture. Holland. The following tcast was given at the St. Nicholas banquet in New York, on Wednesday evening : "Holland Land of Dikes and Van Dvkes, of brooks and Tea Brooks, of pools and Vander Pools, of schooners and Sehoonmakers; land of cities with euDuoceous names, of Saardam. and Edam, and Amsterdam, and Rotterdam; land of cider and Zydcr-Zecs; proprietor of bottomland' on tbe largest known European scale, uroau- based Holland, hail 1" Tnc Health or Bcbusctov. Dr. Thayer, as Health Officer, has iisux! the following regulations, which we trust will be faithful ly observed : HEALTH OFFICEP., BrELi.tGto.-e, Dec. 11, lCo. No person or persons shall cast, throw or lay any offal, vegetables, froit, dress, cinders, straw, shavings, asbts, dirt, filth, rubbish or garbage cf any kind whatever, upon an; side walk, cr in any gutter, street, lane cr place in the citv of Barhncton. The owner or owners of any buildings or ten ements in the city of Darlington arc hereby re nuircd to provide a suitable place fur the depo sit of all tbe rubbish, coal ashes and garbage of all kinds that may accumulate, and it snail be the duty ot owners or o.-cupants or all houses, tenements, 4c, to pnt all their rubbish, coal ashes and garbage into said place, when so pro vided. No person shall cenvey or deposit, or cause or permit to be conveyed er deptsitcd into any street or gutter in the city er Ilurlington any swill or ether vegetable fluid, liquid, stinking noxious, injurious cr offensive water, or other substance in a liquid or flowing state SAMUEL W.THAYElt. Health Officer. Wc arc glad to learn that Dr. Thayer and Officer Drew arc making a thorough inspec tion of the city and notifying the occupants of noisome tcniracnts to mend their ways, in icspcctof cleanliness. Wccopy in this connection the t-ubetance of a communica tion recently addressed by Surgeon General Thayer to Mayer Catlin, which aCords the ixceseary justification, J any is needed, for unusual measuics to secure the public health : STATE OF VERMONT, 1 orricc or the sckgeo.v gexfiial, Mentpelier, Nov, 2, 18C5. ) To Hit Honor .iHert L. Catlin, Mitjor if Ihulington : Sib : I have the boner to transmit to yen a copy of " State Documents concerning Asiatic Cholera," and most respectfully to invite your attention to tbe subject We will not dissuss the contagiousness of the disease as communicated from person to persrn. Although oe hold in high estimation the authors of tbe trans-Atlantic communications, we most res peel fully disagree with tbem in the opinions therein expressed, and consider the publication and wide-spread distribution of such opinions from such sources, to be productive of great in jury, by exciting the fears of the people, induc ing the disease, and interfering with the proper care of the sick. Cholera, in its westward course, 13 rapUly approaching this continent, and in a few months mere may be sweeping over this country mere fatal and wide-spread than ever befiirc. AhfceoTh heretofore all quarantine regula tieas, however perfect and thoroughly enforced, have failed in nrresting the onward progress of cholera, much, very much has been done to li ait its extent and mitigate its severity. Tiro conditions are necessary for the develop ment and prevalence of cholera, without bath of which the disease cannot originate nor continue. firif, Chclcra Seed.- A peculiar pestilen tial condition ef the atmostphere, so mysterious and subtle in its character, that science has fail ed to define it or detect its presence. StvenJ, Cholera Soft. Filth of persons and places, and impure air. With the first it is useless to contend it is beyond our oontnl. Like a wave, it moves here and there, onward to east and west, from coun try te eeuntry, city to city, acd across oceans fnjca one caotiaect to another, taking root wherever is found soil suited to its development and growth, there to yield the harvest of death. The second cacse of cholera which, without the first would le comparatively powerless in producing that instead of other diseases, is, tua certain extent, under ourcontrol, and it is in that direction oar et&rts should be promptly aad energetically made, and in a way to afford to our citizens absolute immunity from the dis ease. Ia eensideriDg this subject my attention has u Jim-inl ta the sanitary condition of several eftke larger towns ef this State, and I find the sail prepared, and by unmistakable odors, invjt- rag tae pestilence to come anu unng mm its frait. - nimrtn ,i- t.t t ,-,'1' .W.H L 1.1. ll.limiltih Surgeon General. How StUHTHsSomi be Treated? Hon. T. L. Clitigham of North Carolina, formerly United States Senator and since then a gen eral in the rebel ary, writes a long ana in teresting letter to the New York Times, which (doses as follows : The great practical nuestkra now presents it self. What ought to be the action of the United States toward the South ? I am not mistaken when I say that in North Carolina the determin ation to support tbe constitution and obey the laws of the United States is universal. There re to be fcend here and there, perhaps, indi viduals in the State who will assert the contrary. Tbey are, however, men without censilcratiai or character, who have been disappointed in their attempts to get othee, and who cnarge me people with being disloyal because they will not vote for them. No man living in the State be lieves there is at present disloyalty there. The late elections have teen ueciuea Dy personal prejudice, aided somewhat by old party associa tions. Our people think that when they have complied with all the requisitions of th President, they have a right to choose their Representatives. I know no man in the State, however, that I believe can take what is commonly called the " test oath " without perjury, If this be insisted on, our State will have only nominal or counterfeit rep resentatives. Sooner than nave sucn, many think it as well to have no representatives at an. If the men chosen are true to the constitution, the more talent and consideration they have the better for the government. When in army sur renders, it is done by its officers in cemmand. and not by men taken lrom the guarunouse or the rear, because of their inefficiency. So is it not better that the public of the South should come ia with their representative men ? In this manner the government and the administration will obtain the entire political and moral sup port of the States. It is obvious that there are in the North per sons who still desire to keep up a uajf war on the South. Some or these men expect pecunia rv advantages in the form of places, contracts and iobs. Another class of men seek political stscngth by appealing to the hostile feeling of the masses who have not yet cooieu uown. aney persist in regarding the aouth as stui an enemy, and desire bv continued attacks to make it so. Should the government yield to the views, it will inflict iniury both on the South, and itselt, with no corresponding advantage, ine uovern ment ot the United States can have the entire South loyal and true to it by accepting tbem as such; and it will be difficult to make the people there actively hutilo at this time. If a desire for vengeance exists in the minds of any persons in the North, it should nd be forgotten that tbe Southern States have suffered more severely than aay community in modern times. Besides the loss of so cany of their best men, probably two-thirdj cf their property - gone Ine four millions of slaves, citimatcd according to their value in 1&G0, constituted one thud of their wealth, and the depreciation in the valua of land and losses of personal property, are felly oaal to another third, uy now Keeping inem unir military rule, for wl,ich ns reason exists what ever, feelines of disaffection may be produced and the expenditures uf the government iucrea aid without publ'.c necessity. On the contrary the Government of the United States can have all the Southern Statea again its friends by a! Iowinz tbem when they have complied with tne requisitions of the President, to exercise the DrivUezes which belong, according to the Cons titution, to all the States of the Union. Very respectfully yours, &.c, T. L. Clmgxax, Aeetuey rrrroR Freedom? The linc- teen forts around Washington which arc re tained fir purposes of defense, arc now gar risoned by two regiments of colored troops. One of these regiments was raised in Ken tucky sixteen months ago, when ninety per cent, were slaves, and nnable to read cr write. Now nearly all ot them can read and write well, and when paid off this week four companies of them deposited upward of $C000 in the Freedmen's Savings Bank. Vermont Items. William H. Hopkins has been appointed Examining Surgeon of the Pension Bureau at Vergennes. Vermont. Ambrose Bradford, a worthy citizen of Barrc, aged about sixty-five, committed sui cide by hanging on the 6th inst. .Me lancholy, induced by financial embarrass ments, was the cause. IL X. Peck, a prominent citizen of Mont pclicr. of the firm of Peck, Blanchard 4 Jo honnott, met with a ecverc accident on the 0th, by being caught in the machinery of his tannery, some of his ribs and one ankle were broken. Stanton Frink of Watcrbury, while cut ting lucl in the woods last Sunday, was caught by tho trunk ofa tree he bad felled. The groans of tho unfortunate man brought flu. nAtl.t... 1.... -M . I.., , . Mwuuaia m uia uju , uub nc was so crushed that he only lived to bo earned to his home, dying before the doctor or his wife, who was at church, could reach him. Chaplain Alonzo Webster was iniured last Saturday by the upsetting of his wagon in Montpclicr, by which he was dragged over frozen ground, and severely bruised. Mrs. David St. Peter of Charlotte, while at work at Mrs. Holts, Tas taken tbe other day with a pain in her head and died in five minutes afterwards. William Johnson of llichford. was arrest ed in St. Albans on Tuesday, for passim? counterfeit money. A counterfeit $10 greenback was luund on him, Castlcton is to have a new hotel which is to cost Sol ,000. New Hampton Institution at Fairfax was attended by 230 scholars last term. Col. Austinc has relieved from duty all the officers of the First Itescrve Corps in this State, and ordered tbem to their respective homes to await further instructions. Cavendish claims the best woolen mills in tbe United States, just erected by Fullertons 4 Co., at a cost of $100,000. It is stated that a Boston Company pro pose to open and work a marble eiuarry near Sbclburnc pond in the Spring. Some thirty or forty copper veins, some of them extending several miles, htvu been dis covered at Starksboro' Vt,, and btepa are be ing laiccn io wor& mem. Frederick Hadley, of South Builington, has purchased the Luther Hcrrick Farm " ol 425 acres, in Milton, for $17,000. MfrcJ Darling, a native of Burke, and one of the proprietors of the Fifth Avenue Hotel, rew lors, proposes to nuy the Uap- tist house, at tast isuike, and give a free lease of it to a Congregational Society which is lornimg in l&ai place. Mr. Jerome Uolden, of Westminster re cently bought three ewes of Jlr. N. A. Sax- ton, Waltliam, for one thousand dollars. Col. Stowell, ol Cornwall, bought five ewes for one thousand, and another gentleman took lour lambs at the same price. Mrs. E. S. Field, widow of the late Gen. Martin P. Field of Ncwlane, recently pre sented to Middlcbuiy College, the valuable cabinet of minerals collected by Gen. Field. Foreign Items. Lamartine, the Frenchman, has published a disquisition proving that "America ia the property of Europe." and tbe littlo plot of Napoleon and Maximilian a "sublime con ception, a conception of safety for America and the World." Somehow, from the tone of some ot the resolutions in Conrress, America docs not seem to "sec it." The Belgian Minister of War has been severely bitten by a tame monkey, and is critical condition, lie should learn philosophy from our Secretary of War, who has been kicked or kicked at by donkeys a thousand times, and doesn't mind it a pin. Home has been greatly scandalized by the flight of five nuns from the convent of the Good Shepherd. One of them fell in getting over a wall and broke her leg. The other four made good their escape. The Papal troops are very lightly esteem ed in Rome, and a very sarcastic stanza is in circulation there about them which is literally translated thus : "Soldiers of.the Pope S:x oi yon it takes to puil a turnip up. If the Lieutenant stays away. Twill not budgo an inch all day." Paris must have its joke. Thiers, who is rather a selfish man, has been sick, and wben it was announced that he was troubled with the heart disease no one was at all alarmed. Veterinary homeopathy is attracting great attention in England among the nobility. The Secretary ol the Interior reports that about four and a half millions of acres of public lands wcro disposed of during tbe last fiscal year. The result of the war will necessitate a largo increase injgthe pension list and in appropriations for pensions. Strin gent legislation is required to punish and prevent the tutrages of the Indians on qur Western frontier. The completion of tbe Pacific Railroad within the time fixed by law is confidently looked for. Jcstits Coc&T. Before Justice HoUen- beckon Wednesday, Peter Tatro was brought up on charge of bigamy ; but the Justice decided the crime ' cot proven" and the prisoner was discharged. CocxTiEniiT Fivis. Look out fur coun terfeit fives on the Hingbam Bank of Hing ham, Mass. They are in circulation freely throughout the New England States. A contemporary turns his visage to the future and the misty distance of two huu drcd years and sees and describes the follow ing : Scene House ofa citizen of New York Time A. D.. 2005. A telegraphic ms tago has been sent to a servant.who presents himself at tbe window in a balloon. Master John, go to South America, and tell Mr Johnson that 1 shall be happy to have bim sup with me this evening. Never mind your coat, gi right away. In five minutes John returns, John Mr. Johnson says be will come ; he is obliged to go to the Noith Pole, for a moment, and will call here as be cornea back: Master Very weU John. Now you maj wind np the maahine for setting the table, and telegraph to my wife that .Mr. Johnson will be here presently. After that, John you may dust out the balloon at 10 o'clock. John disappears to excute these orders, while his master steps down to tbo West Indies to get & fresh orange. Morris Flanagan was brought np before Re corder Rad Saturday morning, on chargojof assault and battery on Join MuUi'nt, and fined $10 and coat: io default of payment he was sent to jail.