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From the Vrracnt Record.
Our l'iags nt the Curltol.
XWtjuUy dedicated io Ike Legislature cf
Koxe them not Above our fallen braves
Nature not yet ber perfect wort hath wrought ;
P-arce Tiia the tuif grown green upon the
, he nwtyr graves for whose embrace they
, ,( 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
, make of each proud ball a hallowed spot,
A - rv truth must dwell and Freedom cannot
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
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
From Artemus Ward's new Rook
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
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
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
. 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
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
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
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
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
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- ,.;.
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
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,
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
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.
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
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
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 :
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
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 :
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
- 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
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.

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