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With the new Year, the Dailt Fare rnrss will l enla gcd by tlie addition or a column to each page, making It considerably thcjlargest, as It 1 tench the oldcrt Dally In Vermont The Increase will enable us to aid noticeably to the amount and variety of our reading matter ; tocive increased spaco to onr telegraphic news i to give more atten tion and additional room to local Intelligence and Etate items,and to do far tetter justice to our adver tisers, whose favors have so often during the past year Un crowded Into supplements If not crowded out altogether by the pressure onlour columns. TVe propo'e alio, with the enlargement, to make a new arranzement of the matter In our columnj, which will greatly lncretse their value to advertisers. With which Improvements, and with a larger cir culation, both Dally and Weekly, than any other piper In this region, the Frk Pbiss will be an un rivalled medium foradvertlsers. In order to these changes.we have enlarged our establishment, by taking for our own business the lower floor or the Free Press Building, hitheito rented, and by adding an extension to the rear, thus giving us infiont a convenient and acccsilblo Counting rcom on the ground floor, and a licht, spacious and commodious press room In the reir In this, in addition to our former mechanical facili ties, we have placed a new and large FasrCrLis Dia 8trm Press, which will enable ns to delay our forms later for telegraphic news, and at the same time glre the sheets earlier to our subscribers. The entire second floor of the building, will be devoted to cur active and growing Job PRisnxo Dembtxest, which with improved arrangement, added space and fresh addlticns of new type and Improved machinery, will be found equal to any demand upon it The third floor will, is hereto fore, be occupied wltli tho editorial and newspaper composing rooms. The Imnrovements thus announced, wo Intend to be but the earnest of others, which will in due time be added ,as th sy shall be warranted oy our steadily lnereasiQS patroaage,and the growth of our thriv ing city. The Weekly Frxe Fatss, will share In these im provements. We promise cur weekly readers, a much more lesibly and handsomely printed sheet for the time to come, than we have been able of late to give them; and with Increased care and outlay in every department, we intend that it shall com- mcnditsellas a reliable enterprising, and valuable family Journal. We desire to give additional attention to the hralntxcM of the various towns in this andadjolnin Counties, in which our Weekly has a numerous clr culaticn, and shall esteem Ha favcrlf our friends will forward us ary items cf interest. We also ask the co-operation of onr kind readers in town and country, in cur efforts, by extending the circulation ol the Free Frees, to Increase its usefulness and value to Its readers. Though the price ofpaper has lately advanced, and is now nearly treble Us price before the war. and though tic city papers which lowered their prices during the Summer are again advanC' lng them, the Fiie Press will remain at the same price as heretofore : Turns or vni IUilt Fees Prcss per month, 70 cents ;per quarter, $2 ; per year, J 5, always in sd Tance. Ten copies, by mail, to one address for one year, $75. Texus or me WsekltFeePpess per yeartJ, In advance, and if not t trlctJyJn advance $2. 0 llohor to the Memory of Senator Colin mcr f.vcry vermonter will read witn in terrst the tributes paid in the two Houses to the memory of Judgo Col lamer. Wc should be glad if our limits allowed us to copy at full length the thoroughly tppreciativc and excellent speech of Senator Foot, of which wc give a por tion . we give space also to Judge Poland's statement of Mr. Collamcr's standing as lawyer and Judge, toMrMor rill's condensed sketch of his life and polit cal opinions, and to Mr. Raymond's hearty testimony alike to the worth of Senator Collamcr and of the State he repre sented so ably and truly. It is indeed scl dom that such high and unqualified praise is accorded to a public man, and Vcrmontcrs as they read these eloquent tributes of res pect, will cherish with higher pride the me mory of tho strong and good man, whose worth is thus commemorated. THE EXD OF SLAVEItV! Ratification of the Constitutional Amend inent. OFFICIAL PROCLAMATION. H7om II. Seurard, Staxlary of Slate of ine unnea males, lo all to whom thes c presents may come, greeting : Know ye, that whereas the Congress of the United States on the 1st of February last passed a resolution which is iu the words following, Tiz : " A resolution submitting to the Legist lures ot trie several states a proposition to amend tbc Constitution of the United States. Kcsolved, by the Senate and House of Re presentatives ol the United States of Ameri ca, in Congress assembled, two-thirds of both ii . i . i - ,. iJuuM j uuncurrju, uui ise louowing ar ticle I proposed to the Legislatures ot the several States as nn amendment to the Constitution of the United States, whieli whin ratified by three-fourths of said Lecis- 1-4. I. 1 1 . .... 5 . laiurcs, snau oe vana to all intents and purposes as part of said Constitution, viz : Article XIII , Section 1. Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a pun ishment for crime, whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within tho United States or any place subject to their jurisdiction. Section 2. Congress shall hae power to enforce this article by approiiriatc legisla tion." " And whereas, it appears from official do cumenls on file in this Department, that the amendment to thcConttitution of the United States, proposed as aforesaid, has been rat fed by the Legislatures of the States of " now, Rhode Island, Michigan, Mr New lork, West Virginia, Ohio, j'1: Nevada, Indiana. oun. . Vermont, .enne-, Arkansas, .unccticut, New Iltmr6l-1;rCf Maine, Kan sas, Massachusetts, Penryirania, Virginia, South Carolina, Alaba-flja, North Carolma, arid'O'eoraia lo all twenty-seven States.' And whereas, the whole number or States in the Uaited States ia thirty-six. Atd, whereas, tho Icforc specially named States whose Lcguiitures have ratified tho said proposed amendment, constitute three fourths of the vhola number of States in the United States : Kaw,. therefore, be it known that I, Wil tJttiI. Seward, Secretary of tho United. ;SiUei, by virtue and in pursuance of the second section of the act of Congress, ap proved on the 20th of April, 1818, entitled An act to provide for tlio publication of the laws of tbc United States and for other pur poses, do hereby certify that the amendment aforesaid has become valid to all intents and purposes as a part of the Constitution of the United State. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and caused the stal of the Depart ment of State to be affixed. Done at Washington, this ISth day of De cember, in the year of our Lord 1S65, and of the Independence of the United States ot America the ninetieth. William II. Seward, Secretary of State. MESSAiCG FROM THE PRESIDENT. The Progress of Reconstruction, AlTAIKS AT THE SOUTH MORE l'ROMISIXC TIIAX COULD HAVE BEEN" EXPECTED. Washington-, Dec. 19 The following Message was sent to the Senate by the President : In reply to tbc resolution adopted by tho Senate on the 12th, 1 have the honor to state that the rebellion waged by a portion of the people against the properly constituted au thorities of the Government of the United States, has been suppressed that the United States are in possession of every State in which insurrection existed, and that as far as it could be done, the courts of tho United States have been restored, post offices re-established, and steps taken to put into effec tive operation the revenue laws of the coun try. As the result or the measures instituted by the Executive with the view of inducins the resumption of the functions of the State comprehended in the inquiry of the Senate, the people in North Carolina, South Caroli na, Georgia, Alabama, Miseitsippi, Louis iana, Arkansas and Tennessee, have reorgan ized their respective State governments, and are yielding obedience to the laws and government of the United States with more willingness and greater promptitude than under the circumstances could reasonably have been anticipated. The projwscd amendment to the Constitu lion, providing for the abolition of slavery forever within the limits of the country, has been ratified by each one of thoso States, with the exception ofMitsi&rippi, from which no official information has been received, and in nearly all '.f them measures have been adopted, or arc now pending, to confer upon the frcedmcn the privileges which arc es sential to their comfort, protection and se curity. In Florida and Texas, the people arc mak ing commendable progress in restoring their State governmcnts.nnd nodoubt is entertain ed that they will at an early period, be in a condition to resume all their practical rela tions wan me rcaerai government. In that portion of the Union, lately in re bellion, the aspect ol affairs is more promis ing, in view of all the circumstances, than it could well have been expected. Tjio peo ple throughout the entire South evince a laudable desire to renew their allegiance to the Government, and to rejair the devasta tions of the war bv a prompt and cheerful return to peaceful pursuits. An abiding faith is entertained that their actions will conform to their profcssions.nnd that in acknowledging the- supremacy of' the Constitution and laws of the United States their loyalty will bo unreservedly given to the Government whose leniency they cannot fail to appreciate, and whoso fostcrin" care will soon restore them to the condition of prosperity. it is true tnat in some of the States the demoralizing cuccts ot the war are to be seen in occasional disorders, but these are lo cal in character, not frequent in occurrcace. uuu uru ruiuuiy uisappeanng as me author! ty of the civil power is extended and (us taincd. Perplexing questions were ninml. ly to be expected from tho great and wdden change in the relations between the tan. ccs, but systems aro gradually developing vuujc..ik?, uuuu n liivu ircfuman will receive the protection to which be 14 initio entitled, and by the means of his lahnr ,iV himself a uscAU and independent member of uio community in wmcn tie has his home. From all information in my possession and from that which I have recently derived from most reliable authority, I am indnml n cherish the belief that sectional animosity ia surely and rapidly merging itself into the spirit of nationality, and that representation connected with a properly adjusted system, of laaaiiuu win reeuu in narmomous rcsurfn- tion ot tnc relations ot fctatcs to the national union. Ice report of CarlSchurz is herewith iransmmea as requested by tncSciatc. No report lrom lion. John Lovodc las been re ceived oy tne president. lec attention of the Senait is invited to the accompanying report of Lieut. General Grant, who recently made a tour of jdspcc- T I. -. . . . i r .t . . uuu iuiuujiu ccicniioi me oiatea wnoso m. habitants participated in the rebellion. ANDREW JOHNSON. Washington, Dec. IS, 1SG3. Reconstruction in Alabama. Secretary Seward has addressed tbe ful lowing communication to tbe Provisional Governor of Alabama : Departmemt orSrarr. Wasiiikqto.v, Dec 18, 1SC5. J To Hit Excellency Letcit K. Partont, Prv. eor. male 0 .llabama, .Montgomery. Sir : The time has arrived, in thi ;inli.mnt of the President of theJ United States, when the care and conductor the public affairs of me .zinc oi Aiaoama mav Le remitted tn h constitutional authorities chosen by the people '""""i iiuoui uangcr io me peace and safety of the United States. Br di dent of the United States, therefore, you are re lieved from the trust which was heretofore re posed in you as a Provisional Governor of the State of Alabama. Whenever the Governor elect shall hr cepted and become qualified to discharge the du ties of the executive office, you will transfer the papers and property of the State, now in vn.r custody, to His Excellency, the Governor elect. It gives me especial pleasure to convey to you the President's acknowliilomoni nf .!.):. loyalty and discretion, which have marked your administration. You will specifying the day on which this communica tion is received. I have the honor to be. i our iixccllcncy 8 most ob't Serv't WILLIAM II. SEWARD. The President has thus taken another in. portant step in the process of rcconstn je.3)n That in due time the provisional rovernora must give way to others duly clecitd by the citizens of the Southern Statoi. .... they should do so as soon as the chanr a can be made "without danger to tho vcaiv nnd safety of the United States," na ffnc doubt. The only qacst,n ;g whctillcr that time has been rcac In thc 0 ion of the President, v' nose position gives bim the best means ' of judging correctly, it has; and wc sine .rely trust he is not mistaken. Conce&s. Thc tcnatc, on Monday patted a resolution instructing the Secre tary of thc Senate to pay thc amount of salary due to thc late Senator Collamcr, at the time ot his death, to his widow. Thc House concurred in tbc Senate' resolution for thc suitable observance of tbc twelfth or Fekthc day of thc death of Pres ident Lincoln, and passed a bill appropriat ing twenty-five thousand dollars salary, to Mrs. Lincoln. Tue RECirRociTT Treaty. It is reported that Mr. Gait, the Canadian Minister of Fi nance, has returned to Ottawa from Wash ington, with no success to report in hia ef forts to secure a continuance of the treaty. The Canadian government however, docs not despair or procuring a renewal, and after Christinas holidays another deputation will proceed to Washington to continue ocgocia-tions. An article in a Chicago parcr M7'DS Canada can have free trade by coming into the Union, and that it must come, for the rivcrSt. Lawrence is wanted by the West, is creating some excitement in Canada West. The State Reiorii School. The Commis sioners of thc Reform School vibitcd Char lotte, tho other day, on their tour of explor ation for a suitable site for that institution. An occasional correspondent writes us as follows of their visit : Any of your readers who have enjoyed the delightful ride over the road from the elegant grounds of the Mccchcs to Charlotte by way of Hon. Luther Stonc's.cannot have failed to notice the great swell of the grounds lying to thc east immediately above the Railroad one continu ous ridge of the most desirable farming lands, reaching into the middle of thc town now en tirely unoccupied by buildings, and affording probably thc most inviting site for an institution contemplating thc peculiar ends of that under the care of commissioners to be found in Vermont or anywhere else. Standing, last week, on the old "Newell place." now the property of 1). L. Spear, Esq.. thc unsurpassed beauties of that and the neigh boring sites so surprised the Cominisiioucrs, that the plan was at once conceived of bringing them into the market, and an association of citizens appointed a committee to address thc Comniis sioirtii and make an offer of a site of their own cheesing, for thc sum of money at present at their disposal, and a refusal of a like or larger amount of land, at another day so as to afford an opportunity to enlarge the grounds at a price satisfactory to to all the interests concerned. It seems that other sections of thc State are not indifferent to the advantages connected with thc location of such an institution, we are, however, assured that the gentlemen of the commission are capable ef appreciating thc extreme delicacy of their position.with regard to the vital interest, and are not likely to forget that an unprecedented degree of favor has al ready been extended to certain sections of the State. R. D.E. Chrrlotle. December 12. l;?0u. The Holidays Coming. Holiday time is close upon nf. Our shop k eepcre have filled their stores with attractive goods and arc "ready for the question." Those who have to purchase present for the children don't need to be told where Camp bell's is. They only ncl to know that every jear increases his stock ol toys, and choice confectionery, and that he in this year a little better supplied than ever with every 1 1. ; :n r .... ....uk in uis jiuc irom a penny wnistic to a wnoie village. Campbell s candies too, be it remembered, are reliable. Sec his adver tisement for further particular?. " Cuaru:v " Hart, too, in Rank RIock announces toys for the million at wholesale and retail, and can readily supply any taste at almost any price. II. L, otorv has toys in good variety, to gether with a stock of musical instruments picturcSjancy frames, Ac, never so large or so desirable. vOt. is. Js. Ifuow.v. at China Hall, also keeps toys and in his stock of china is manv a desirable article for a holiday gift. Among all thc above, thc little folks can not fail to be suited. The Jewelrv SroRis. The high price of the precious metals docs not lettsen tho amount or gold and silver that is pat into articles of luxury and use, if we can judge from a look into tbc shops of our Rurlington Jewellers. Their stocks of clcgaut silxcr and silver-plated ware, watches and jewelry, gems, cutlery, and other articles of tatc were never larger or more attractive. Wc commend our readers to a look at the stocks of Jakes E. Rrissvaih on Church Street, and Erinssiaid A HanRtTii in Rank RIock, both so long and favorably known and of E. R. Frrn. on the cast side ol Church Street, a nc wer applicant for public patronage, but one riie taste, variety and extent of whose stock ol goods will command attention without pr? jsc of ours. UCR IJOOK ijTORzs, arc driving an active business about these days, and dceerve their prosperity. There is no nicer gift than an elegant and useful v oluiuc, and tho cata Ioguc of handsome holiday books keeps lengthening from ycr j- to year. Our book merchants keep up to thc times, as will be owned after a visit to. K. A. Fuller's well known store on Chu xU Street, never more fully stocked ; or to C. 0. Fke.ch'! on the corner, filled with f rcL atrivals from mar ket. Mr. Hcstimito.v is also, wo euppce, as heretofore, well supplied. Of oourso we all know that the Rook- stores contain many elegant fancy articles, besides books. "Wc need only add that our book merchants arc reliable and worthy men, and our readers abroad can order of them with entire confidence in their ca and attention. The New Conckus. A Washington cor respondent gives thc following compltincu- tary dtircisption of the new Congress : "Tra-pcnional appearance of this Con gress, Jh face, drt.-ss, mariner, and in that in dotsrablc something which we call 'air,' is far superior, as our memory reports, to any- tlimg in tlie jistory ol tne past, llicro seem to be but few representatives cr the class of 'last men,' who formerly figured so conspicuously in Washington no dapper, whippet-snapper looking specimens ; the roughs, too, seem scarce, and the great mass wear an air of thoughtfulncss as thoagh they understood and felt the magnitude of the errand that brought them to the Cap itol." Another correspondent has discovered tho "specialties" of some of thc Senators as fol lows : Sumner, anti-slavery; Fcsscnden, finance ; Sherman, finance ; Trumbull, judiciary ; James M Grimes, navy ; Henry Wilson.mil itary ; Zachariah Chandler, commerce; James It Doolittle. Indian alia ire ; udgor Cowan and Ira Harris, law ; John Conness, and Jam's YV Nye, interests of the Pacific ; Solomon Foot, parliamentary knowledge ; Henry R Anthony, journalism ; James Gu tbrics, finance ; 11 Gratz Brown and John R Henderson, interests of Missouri and thc noithwcst. Real Estate. We learn that thc "How ard Hotcl"wa sold Wednesday Tor $11,000, to D. C. Bakbzr, for some years past its les scc,and thc popular keeper of tho Hotel. rollcc Court. Before Recorder Raul Weyncsdaj Michaej llalcy was brought up on a charge of drunk enness, and was fined $5 and cost. On Thanksgiving day a young lady of i csiuoro, Aiass.. alter a snort acquaintance, married n returned soldier. On thc follow lacquaintapcc, un the lollow- ing morning, tbc young bride donned her cloak and bonnet, and evading bcr husband's question aa to where she was going, left the house, and took the next train ot cars out of town. She has not since been heard from. Fersonnl. .Mr. N. P. Rarbour has been appointed teller in the Farmers and Mechanics Bank. He is lately from Middlcburyand brings to his new duties a high reputation. Rev. N. G'. Clark. Profl-scor of Rhetoric and English Literature ia Union College, has resigned his place to assume his impor tant duties of Secretary of thc American Board of Foreign Missions. Just before his departure, thc students presented him with tho complete historica works or Rancroft, Pnscott and Motiev twenty-eight octavo volumes, richly bound The presentation was made by one of tbc Seniors in u very complimentary tpceeb, which was feelingly and appropriately responded to by Prof. Clark. Rev Zcnas Rhss, well known and much respected by many of our readers here and in Jericho and Richmond, where he formerly preached, died mAmhcit,Mass., December Otb, oged 57. Rev. E. B. Chambcrlin ha? removed from Etscx to Wcetford, and has been hired by the Congregational Church in Wcetford for a year. Samuel Williams, IV-q., of St. Albans, the capable and popular Secretary of Civil and Military Affairs for the last four years, has been appointed Treasurer of tho Vermont Central Railroad Comjuny, and has entered upon thc duties of his office. Thc Boston Traveller says that ".. K. P.ingborn is talked of for United States Scuator from New Jersey, in case thc efforts to uDK-at Mr. Stockton arc successful.' Rev. L. 0. Bro&tow of St. Johtisbury, has returned from Virginia from an unsuecos tul attempt to' procure the remains or his brother, killed in battle. Fri d. E. Smith or Montpelfcr. has received thc appointment of Cashier to the First Na tional Rank of Muntpclier. Capt. J. T. Drew has purcltaK-d the stock in trade of J. V. Raboock A Cj., furniture dealers, Muntfelicr. and proposes to carry on thc business. Jabez Parkhurst, Esq., died tit Fort Covington, Eesex County, N Y.,on the 20th ol October,, ISCo, aged 0. He was a na tive or Sharon, Vt., and graduated at Ver mont University in thc class of 1310, in which he field high rank as a FciioUi. Among Ins classmates in thc University ot Vernvrnt. were Jacob Collamer, Timothy Folic tt, Nor man Williams, David M. Camp and William Noble'. Convention or Wool Growiri axi Wool Manctactuiies. Thc convention of wool growers and wool manufacturer, held on the 13th inst., at Syracuse, X. V., was a meet ing of great interest. The producer and consumer have at last unittil for mutual eu- port and protection. Thc leading wool grow ers of Ohio, Illinois, New England and New York were present, as were alio many prom inent manufacturers from tho East. Hon. Henry I. Randall presided, and opened the discuseion with a dircet declaration that mu tuality ot interest s the foundation of prosperity to both tbe great industrial rrp- icscntcd. E. R. Rigclow, Etn., in Leluilf of thc manufacturers, aowjitcd tbc view of thc President. Dr. Geo. R. luring, as Prcti dent ol thc New England Wool Growers Association, followed, in an elaborate ad dress, giving a sketch of tho tariffs of the last lorty years, calling thc attention of the wool growcis to tbc fact that their wools arc priced in foreign markets, not here, remind ing the manufacturers tliat fixing -old at 170 gave tbc importer an opportunity to saic his duties, and ending with a sketch c f tbc val tie of heavy wool and merino slsecp to tb wool grower, ni.d also to the manufacturer Resolutions) wete unanimously adojUed de claring the meeting to be in faor of ft tarift of protection for' wtol and woolen gunln. and appointing a committee of three from aach body, to present tho matter before Congress A committee of six was appointed to eon rider whether hereafter wools should lie pur chased in a washed or unwashed state, report at tho next meeting. Is it not So? President Johnson doc not stand thc slightest chance of a rc-elic-tion by the jarty now in jouer. I'liis he knows right well ; but if lie desires it, he knows he can bo elected in LSliS, in spite of all they can do against bim. Is this not so? Rutland Courier. iot quite. If anything is eteur as to political prositcts it is that tlie Republican Union rty will retain control ol the gov crnmcnt for thc next presidential term, Thc rail elections, in which the Democracy played their last and best card and lsst settled that. Mr. Jobnioi therefore knows that if re-elected at nil, ho must be rcchoein by thc party now in power. The hearing in thc case of Knox A Co, before Justice Hollcnbeck Monday, resulted in thc binding over of CharlcsJDearborn, one of the managers of Gift Exhibition, in $2110 bond to appear for trial at the next term cf the County Court, on a charge of "unlaw fully setting up and promoting a lottery." Jcsii. Killings ox Billiards. Ervbody seems tew do gitiinging crazee over a new game, which haz jit bin diskovcrcd, called tullvards, t iz played on the top ov a table which iz a little longer than it iz square, and thc game seems tew konsist iu pushing sum rouna red tan is agin sum round white bawls, until tbey drop into sum little tuid- uing nags which arc nung onto tnc outside ov the table It takes 2 men to play the came, but 4 or it lean look on. They take oph their coats, and stand clues up tew the label, with a short peace ov a LMiluiu in meir nanus, wmcn naz a CIialK mark onto the end ov it. Then ono begins, by giving eno ov thc bawls a punch in tlie Iicilcy, wfucii sends it agin the next one's belly ,-and soon, till the totlicr Icllow's turn lor punching comes on. Hut yu ought tew tec the game : it kant be delineated bi words. Ono feller generally beats the other fel ler, and tticn lie pays tnc landlord ov tbc contarn 25 cents lor thc privelcgcovgitting beat, anu buys sum gin. witu lemonade in it and uwl bands drink. Then 2 more takes holt ov the fisb-noles. and they punch for a spell, and so it goes tgj'iclock in the morning; then each gocs hiuui. 4having enjoyed line excicisc, a little drunk j.-rharw, but tbc muscles iu their breast arc o expanded that they kant ketch thc consumpshun nor tho smaul pox. This ir liltyardt. Saturday Press, News Items. Ex-Go.'ernor Thomas Corwin died at Washington Dec. 18th. A welt rn man, who is in thc special con fidence of the muskrats, says that wc shall have, this time, the lightest winter wc have had for thirteen years. The substitution of Horace F. Clark, a son-in-law of Com. Vnnderbilt.forMr. Corn ing, as a Director of thc New York Central Railroad, causes some discussion in financial circles. A resolve is before the House of Rcprcscn- tatives to give itie name oi i.inco m to one ol ' thc icw esttrn Territories. There is a I Watbiniton Tcrrilory. but no other Presi- Jcnfg name is borne by a sucking State. I I An cxploeion took place at the Washing- jtilbCrations of Congress and salufy the public ton Arsenal on Monday, by which seven indgement. And well might this Impression men, nil recently discharged soldiers, cm- prevail. For to sneh a work the mind of Judge ployed in the arncqal;. in sorting cartridges, Collamer was admirably adapted. His. knowl werc killed, and otliert) badly hurt. j edge of tbe history and institutions of our coun- Tim I.ATE SK.VATOR COLL.VMEU Tributes to His Memory. Senate Mr. Toot of Vt. 5Ir. President, I rise to ask thc Senate to suspend for this day its deliberations upen public affairs, that wc may offer fitting and approfriito tribute to thc char acter and memory of one who has long been ss sociafed with us in the national council, but who is with C3 now no more. Since oar assembl ing here at this present session, wo have all had occasion to remark, none of U3 can have failed to remark, thc absence of ene of our members one whom we have long been accus tomed to meet and to hoH council with in these halls. An ildcr brother, who has long minglsd with us in our deliberations here a wise and discreet statesman a learned and judicious counsellor a pure patriot a just and an up right man, has been removed from among us by the hand of death a venerable form long fa miliar to our sight, has been taken away out of our Drcscnce. 1 bring no new message to this boJyJfor it has alrculy been heralded throughout thc country, yet I am none thc less sad in mak ing thc formal announcement to thc Senate of thc death cf my late colleague. Hon. Ja:ob Collamer. It is eminently fit and rcconi ing, Mr. l'rcsilcnt, as it is also in accordance with an approved nud sacred custom, that wc pause for an hour in thc ordinary routine of our daily labor that we may consecrate that hour to thc virtues and thc memory of a deceued and lamented associate who has shared so long and so largely in our regards and in the public con fidence, for Ins mature wisdom and Tor his great moral excellence "Your colleague. Judge Col lamer, is dead," was the startling telegraphic message I received at my borne about five weeks ago. He expired at his residence in Woodstock Vt., on thc evening of the Oth of November past, alter a brief illness of little more than a single week, at his own bouse, in the midst ot his own affectionate and devoted household, in tbe full exercise of his intellectual fAoulties.with an abiding and unshakeu faith in the Christian religion, and in the cherished hope of a blissful immortality. Rut three weeks before his decease, he visited Montpelier, the cipital of the State, some fifty miles from bis residence, to attend the funeral services of a younger and favorite brother. Hiv ing paid the last sad ntea of respect aud affec tion to a brother's memory, he returned to his own, but, alas, only to lay h-mstlf down so soon to die. lly this dispensation, so sadden and so sad. the Senate of the United States has lost one of the oldest, most experienced and mot trusted ef its members; tbe country one of tbe ablest and purest of its statesmen; suciety and the church ofnhich he was a mcubcr.one of tbe worth ies t and brie, he t example ; my own State her most eminent citisen.and this day there is mourn ing throughout bcr borders. Mr. Foot then gave a sketch ef the lift of Mr. Collamer, and concluded with a glowing eulogy upon his late colleague, as a wise and incorrup tible statesman, whose loss was a national ealam ity. and whose example should be followed by all who aspire to the faithful service of their country. An the conclusion of the oration, Mr Foot of fered tbe following : Httolttl, That the Senate have received with the deepest sensibility tbe announcement of tbe death ot lion Jacob Collamer, late a Senator of the United States from the State cf Vermont. Ittsolrtd, That the members of the Senate from a sincere desire of showing every saark of respect due to thc memory of Hon Jacob ( olla mer, will go into mourning by wearing crape on toe lea arm lor thirty days. IlesolreJ, That as a further mark of respect for tbe memory of the decease, the Senate do new adjoaro. It wat ordered that the Secretary communi catc these resolutions tu the II .use of Kepresen- lauves. Mr. Harris, of New York svd - It is not for Vermont alone to mourn New York claims tbe privilege of standing l y her ide in tbe hour of affliction ; of beudius with her in gnef over the grave ol her illustrious son. He was a son of Vermont by adoption, of New York by birth. Tbe elevated position he so long 'c.rnpied ; the extensive influence be so long wielded ; tbe honor awarded by all, may justly satisfy tbe pride both ot bis native and adopted Mates. A man of singular worth and rare virtue has been lost to us both. As Senators, we may well nnite in paying our tribute of respect to tbe memory of one so .io.-tly honored. We may well pause in our deliberations to bestow our homage upon one so justly beloved. The Sen ate has indeed lost one of it ablest statesmen one of its purest patriots. In honoring such man we honor ourselves. Wbeu we met in this chamber a few days ago, I am sure the thought was present to every mm i that one o! our auni ber was not here ; that one seat had been made vacant ; that the oldest and moat experienced perhaps thc wisest ol our body, was gone. It is kttrd tor ns to believe that the venerable form so familiar to tu here, wili uo looser ttuud our mid4 ; that he who wu so lately the ob ject nf our reverence, has already been carried away by death ; that we shall never again lis ten to wordt ol wisdom aud patriotism from bis line. Those who knew turn Imt will miss him most In the Senate, where his counsels had been so prominent, his death wiil 1 felt as no ordinary bereatcim nt. Wc do well to mourn for him. How freiuently, Mr. President, we have been called to honor the Senate's dead ; to pay toe homage which friendship is ever prompt to otfcr to those who have been our as soeiates in tbe National Council. This is the sixth occasion since I became a member of this body when the Senate has taiued to render its public tribute to the memory of its dead The cloiuoce of Done la and lUkcr is no long er heard in these halls : iiingham and Thomp son and llwts no longer appear in their wonted places. inus one at;er another familiar taoe disainars, and the great acd the good pass from among us. Hut of them all, thc loss of none will be more deeply fel than that ef bim to whose memory we now pay tbe last tribute of affection and respect. It is not my purpose to speak in detail or the life ami oharacter and public services of our lamented friend. To do so, would be to repeat what has been so well and so beautifully said by the Senator who has preceded me ; and what could be more beautiful or more appropriate than the eulogy to which wc have just listened? He has traced the course of Judge Collamer from the earliest be ginning ol his career to his but hour, showing now by hit energy, bis intellectual tower and moral worth, he reached tbe high position he so long occupied. ! did not know him, as did thc Senator from Vermont, when in thc pride and freshness ol his life. When we first met, the hand of time hid touched him ; but even then I saw enough to realize what he might have been in thc full maturity of his vigor and man. hood. He hail passed beyond thc allotted period of human life, yet even his last years were de voted with all fidelity and success to the service ol bis country, lo tbe last be continued to ex hibit thc effects of a mind disciplined by early habits of industry, and well furnished with the rich fruits of a long experience. In bim were hapiuly combined those elements which consti tutc the sound and iuJicious statesman and the man of great personal dignity. He was justly esteemed for the excellence of Jiis judgment and the punty of his character. Ilia most promi nent characteristics were sound discretion. clear discernment, good common sense, and great honesty of purpose. No purer patriot ever participated in tnc councils ot thc nation Ho did not often occupy the attention of thc Senate in debate, but when he rose to speak he always received tnc most respectful and earnest attention. Such was the directness and force ot his argument ; so fluent were bis resources both of wisdom and experience ; so minute was his knowledge of public affairs, that all present. Senators and spectators, became interested and instructed listeners. Mr. Harris then dwelt upon the character of Collamcr as he bad known him in the Senate. Air. Johnson, ofMarylanJ. (Dem..i said, the loss of such a man as Judge Collamcr at any time was a serious loss to the public councils : but when one who bad so long and so f tithfully served the country one so conspicous for his nuuuui uuu iiia iMiriuusiu was taken away, the event could not be rccogniszed as other than a great national calamity. Valuable as were his teachings and examples in pott days, now tint the shock of arms was no longer upon us now that the flow of fraternal blood was arrested. and tbe authority of thc government everywhere reinstated there yet reuiaindcd questions of great interest to li adjusted, upon which Mr. Collamcr's advice would have been of crcat im portance. From my intimate knowledge of him (said thejspeaker) I deplore his loss, thc more because I am satisfied that he would crcatlv have assist ed us in so solving the great questions betoro us as to make eucllmou more perfect that it ever has been a Union cemented by thc hearts of 1 1. 1 1 1 .H i . ! e r uv U H111U3 OJF IUU WILCUl GOUSlllUllOQ- i so elevated as to be inaccessible to most men. It J was from the general conviction that these quali- uia ihic ju3i.s-ivi iu mc ueccatgu oenaiur uiai the voice of regret at bis decease was so univer Mi. Thc gcneral sentiment was that under the guidance of wisdom, such as his, all would soon be well : that bis exposition of the noliev. mi!ed to thc difficulties of thc hour, would be so clelr ,n,i ,iMm,i;v. . m,irunw i !ii.r, k al obligation. The measa(a calculated to effect dry question of law before the court or a nucs at the earliest moment this great result require tion of public affairs in the Senate. He never high intellectual and moral qualities . qualities appealed to the passlnnn I fJ? 'ikc ..SnLll? J their philosophy. lie came tnerciore to me consideration of all great questions of public Policy with great advantages. Impressed with iho eonvifftian that our institutions, unobslruct cJ, as our fathers designed them, contained everything necessary to secure individual liberty and the public welfare, he was at all times tho alvocatc of keeping every department of the government within thc limits prescribed by the constitution. To transfer these under any ex igency, he ever repudiated as inadmissible and diugcrous. With a mind strongly conservative by nature, wh lit Co nr. lull justice to ine aoiu- ties of others, he at all times opposed measures and rrinciDles proiocted or maintained by nny department of the government which he believed t3 tc enwan nVed by tbe constitution. This he exhibited in strong terms in his admirable speech of thc 12th of February, 1862. Mr Fessendcn of Maine, said, that among tbe distinguished men who during the lest ten years had occupied scats in tho Senate, he regarded Mr Collamer as having co superior. He was not elected to the Senate through his own skill in political combinations, or to advance thc per sonal interest of any set of men, nor on account of his individutl popularity. With great dis tinctness, not to say abruptness and extreme tc nacity of opinion and purpose, and a somewhat proimrtionate disregard for the opinions of oth ers when differing from him, be was not apt to gather around him the attachment of a party devoted to bim, or to interest large numbers ef men in his individual success. Notwithstand ing this, few among thc members of tbe Senate have been more successful in contracting and rc tainiug thc confidence and regard of the people among whom they live. He inspired with pro found respect for him those whose good fortune it was to associate with him. He was thc pos sessor of qualities which could not fail to attract the attention of people disposed to estimate men at their true value. Mr Fessendcn dwelt at length upon the char acter of the deceased as a lawyer and legislator, and passed a high culogium upon him in both capacities. Mr Dixon of Connecticut, said the Nestor of thc American Senate had been called from the scene where bis oounsel bad been so often heard , and his wisdom sxy ustly honored. Whatever of eloquence, of learning, of skill in debate, may remain in this body, the death of Judge Colla mer leaves a void here which will not easily be supplied. Whoever aspires to fill his peculiar place anil ci trt a similar influence must possess not only equal abilities and a character as pure, but a judgment enlightened like his by the les sons, and a mind stored with the fruits, of a long and varied experience. If, in our estimate of thc deal, we are sometimes liable to pass be yond the measure of just appreciation, we may be assured that whatever harangue of eulogy is applied to him, we are in little danger of exceed ing a correct iudgment of bis merits. In the Senate and wherever else he was called to act, he was a man so marked and peculiar that his superiority in many striking respects was at once acknowledged. It was my good fortune to know bim somewhat intimately .first in the House of Representatives, and more lately in this body ; in both these portions, he was conspicuous among the celebrated and able men with whom he was associated in public affairs. There were certain qualities, intellectual and moral, in which he was not surpassed by any of the distinguish ed men of his time. And, first of all, he was a just man. His integrity was a pervading and governing characteristic of bis natnre,which not only controlled his conduct, but shaped his sen timents and opinions, so that he seemed gifted with an unerring judgment of light and wrong. To us, (sud Mr. Dixon,) our venerated and deeply lamented friend was chiefly known for his punctual and constant attendance, and his faithful labor in this body in tbe basinees and debates of which be took a leading part. In the truest and best sense ot the word, be was a con servative. To censure, to defend, to uphold and maintain, the Government, the Union, the Constitution, tbe laws, of the United Slates this was his constant effort tbe mission and labor of bis life. He did not believe, however, that conservatism consists in upholding ancient error, or persitting in wrongs, because they seem by tbe lapse of time to have become irrem ediable, or by custom and usage to have grown inviolable. On tbe contrary, he thought that what is good in a government may best be de fended and preserted by seeking the proper oc easaoa to correct abuses and rectify mistakes. Mr. Uiddle, of Delaware, (Dem..) said he would not attempt an eulpgT of the deceased, but would confine himself to a simple obituary. In the death of Jacob Collamer, Vermont had lest one of its brightest jewels, the Senate one of its most valued members, and the country one of its greatest statesmen. He was great io feeling, great in thinking, great in principle and great in action. Would that he had lived to aid in the great work of reconstruction which I hope we are about to inaugurate. Mr. Riddle said his first acquaintance with Mr. Collamer was in leM'J and I Soil, when he was Postmaster General of tbe United State, the dutm o which oAor bv dtecbargrd wltel singular ability and general salt faction. After a reference to some lacts in Mr. Collamer's pub lic life, Mr. ItidJIe dosed with an eloquent tribute to his worth as a statesman and a patriot Mr. Sumner, of Massachusetts, said that since Henry Clay haul left tbe Senate chamber, no Senator had died whose death created such a blank in the public council, unless it was Mr. Douglas. He was our moat venerable associate. and his place did not shrink with time. He was, when we last saw bim. as important to our debates and conclusions as he had ever been ; still possessed of those peculiar powers of argu ment and illustration, he was not so old that he was not often the life of this body. Mr. Sumner spoke of tbe deceased as an ora tor, a lawyer and a legislator, and passed a high culogium upon him fur his opposition to the Kansas measure under Mr. Buchanan's adminis tration, and to bis opposition to Mr. Lincoln's policy ot leoonstruction. as exemplified in the State Governments of Louisiana and Arkansas. Air. Poland, of ermcnt, spoke of Mr. Colla mer as a lawyer, in which capacity he bad known him long and intimately. At the conclusion of these eulogies, the reso lutions of Mr. Foot were adopted unanimous ly, and thc Senate adjourned to meet on Mon day next. Hocse. A message was received from thc Senatcannouncing the death of Senator Collamer. -Mr. Morrill, of ermont in his eulogy spoke of tho deceased in terms of affection, paying a tribute to his private and public character, and saying that he illustrated in an eminent degree a mnsiian patriot, lie concluded by offering the usual resolutions of respect. Mr. Woodbridge, ot Vermont, also paid his inuuie oi respect. Mr. Raymond, of New York, tbou-h unnre pared to sneak in fitting teims of the character and services of thc deceased, could not refrain from the utterance cf a few words on this occa- soin. In tbe course of his remarks be said he early learned to almirc his character, and the more he saw of him thc more be esteemed and and profoundly respected him. He alluded to thc high moral considerations which alwavs in fluenced his conduct, and his clear and active mind and powers of logic No names will stand higher in the love and esteem of chose connected with hiu than that of Jacob Collamer. Me. roiASD I learn from members of tbc profession who were contemporary with Judge Collamer ia the earlier portion of his professional career, that his excellent natural abilities, together with his thorough and accurate know!edc6 of the law. obtained by close application and study; his .i;i:.n .-.I r.:(i.r..i . : ... i: . . interests ol his clients, and especially bis un swerving honesty and integrity, soon brought to him large professional employment, and that his sphere of practice and reputation steaJilv enlarged up to the time he left thc bar for the bench. He was ever exact and thorough in his preparation, to the smallest details, and in thc conduct of trials was always watchful that no proper presentation or arcument beneficial to his client should be omitted. Nor did be ever fail to see and to avail himself of all proper advantage given him, either by the weakness of bis adversary's cause or by any lack of profes sional skill shown in its support, Rut his prac tice of thc law was honorable and manly; he never sought advantage for his client's cause by the use of craft and cunning, so often resorted to by thc less scrupulous membersof thc profes sion. But it was more in his character as an advocate that his peculiar and characteeistic fairness was exhibited. He alwavs presented every legitimate argument in favor of his cansc forcibly and effectively. But he never resorted to subtle and incf nimi sophistries to disguise and conceal a dishonest eiuse, or to entrap and bewilder the triers. Hi style and manner as an advocate, especially be fore jaries.was peculiarly his own. His presen tation of a cause to a Jury was as cool, delib erate, anu uispassionate as mi orrvn rrvnv nt m auditors, whoever they were, but sought always to move and convince their iadi.tn.nt iiL abhorred and detested every form of deceit and falsehood in others, and disdained the no nf is I himself. i ' " i Such an advocate was of course ever listened to with the highest respect, and his arguments received all that consideration to which his abil ity and candor so well entitled them. Judge Collamcr came to tbe bench a ripe, thoroughly trained lawyer. His popularity as ajndgewas all that could have been expected from a man of his talents and attainments. lie was especially fortunate and gifted as a preaid- in? inds-R at itirr triak. His rcadv and accurate ! knowledge cf the law, his keen and quick ap- prenrnsion, tois extensive acquaintance mm meD, and thc motives and incentives to human conduct, and especially his strong and intuitive lovc of justice, enabled him at once to master a ease, and detect the true rrom tnc uise, ami, without apparent effort, to make the truth cf the case manifest to others. lib mincer and deportment upon the bench were always kind and considerate; he listened patiently to oven slow and plodding counsellors, enJeavoring to explain tind illustrate tshat he alrcadysaw clearly. He was ever prompt, fearless, and intiexioie jn bis decision?, wi:h nothing ot timidity or fa- vcnteism. always so painful when cxtuoitci on the bcuch It is saying nomorc than the tram. that he was one of the most efficient and satis factory nisi ririus-judges who have ever sat up on thc bench. His published opinions while a judge of the supreme court are models cf judicial compositions- For accuracy of learning, terseness of statement, clearness and comprehensiveness of style, I do not know where they are ex celled. Had Judge Collamer remained upon the bench to the end of his life, like Chief Justice Shaw of Massachusetts, or Chief Justice Gibbons of Pennsylvania, I have no doubt his judicial fame would have equaled that of those eminent ju rists. HOUSE. Mc MonctLL said Hon. Jacob Collamcr would have been seventy- five years oil bad he lived until tbe Sth of Jan uarv next, bavin? been hem at Troy, N Y., January S, IT'JI. With his father, a soldier of thc Revolution, he moved to BurlingtoD, and graduated at the Vermont University in the class of 181U. Alter being admitted to tne oar in 1S13, he made a brief campaign in the fast war with England, as a lieutenant of artillery In thc detaohed mihtit of the United State service, and there was no portion of his history to which be referred with more pride Having settled In Koyalton, he represented the town, while successfully pursuing his ro- lesfton, in me state a.egnnaLun; iu jc-, , 1627 and 132S, was a member of the State oon stitiitianal convention in 1836. and was made associate justice of the supreme court of Ver mont in 1S33. He was continued on thc bench until l:;f-,when he was elected a member of the House of Representatives in the Congress of the United States. Ite-elected in 181 1 atd 1S4C, be was, at the expiration ol his service ia this House, immediately called to the Cabinet of President Taylcr. Upon the death of the Presi dent, he resienel his place in 1860. The same year be was again placed as judge in the su preme court of Vermont, and so remained until 1851, when he was elected a Senator of tbe Uni ted States for six years from 1S55. At the ex piration of the term he was re-elected. At bis first entrance upon his duties m tbe Senate, he was placed upon the Committee on Territories, of which Judge i 'oughts was chair man, awl made the celebrated reply of the mi nority (March 12, 1866.) to the report of that distinguished centleman on tbe territories of Ne braska and Kansas. The compact statement of facts, the logical deductions therefrom, and the powerful condensation ot the summing up at the conclusion, at once established his repota tion in that body of which he became so marked a member. At tbe close of bis career, be held the position of chairman of the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads, chairman of the Joint Committee on tbe Library, and was also member of the Committee on Judiciary. He received the honorary degree of LL.D. from the University of Vermont in 184 'J, and f om Dartmouth College in 1657. Suffering from a sharp attack of congestion of tbe lungs, induced by a cold caught while re turning from thc funeral of a brother. Senator Collamer died, from an organic disease of tbe heart.on the evening of Thursday ,N'er. 9 hist, at hit residence in Woodstock, attended by tbe love and watchful solicitude of a devoted family, where the pastor of bis church, on tbe following Sabbath, performed impressive funeral services, without pomp or show, and where the people of tbe town and tbe bereaved family, as tbe son was slowly sinking in the west, Allowed him with tears and sorrow to his quiet tomb. His constant elevation produced so change in tbe modesty of his demeanor, and there was no station, in his long rental of his public employ ments, which he did not fitly fill and adorn. At the start in lifir, young Collaaier was a Jeffersoniin Republican. Later, when parties assumed other names , he was a Whig, and al ways distinguished for the thoroughness with which be examined all questions, for his moder ation, for the courtesy with, which he ever treat ed political opponents, and for hia scorn, whion he took no pains to conceal, of demagogues. Though steutly maintaining his own predilec tions, be reviled with cruel words neither par ties nor persons, and bow, that bit eoarse ia ran, he U at peoee wtth all th werU. Ma. KjkTMosiu, of New York. It was my good fortune to know the late Seea- tor Collamer far many years last past It was one of the most pleasing incidents of the annual leitivat of our university cummeaeement those of us who were then in college, that be was to be present, as be was always present woen commencement day came round to re hearse to us the history of the: troubles throu: which be had to pass to achieve the education to which he attributed his success in life, and to give to us, as no one could do so well, those counsels and suggestions of which we all stood so much in need. I learned then to admire his character and to love him for his kind consider ation toward ns, so much bis juniors, so eaeer. so ready always to profit by bis example and to learn from his counsels. It was not my fortune in after life to know him intimately. I used to see him only as we see each other 'in the casual meetings of public life. The more I saw him the more I honored bim, the mere profoundly I respected the great gifls ho brought to the public service, and the high moral considera tions by which bis public actions were always guided. He was, as far removed as possible from that ciass oi public men whom the i reach were ac. customed to designate doctrinaires. He was a practical, direct, straightforward statesman in ine largest and best tense cf that great and noble word. I think Senator Collamer, moreover, showed largely, perhaps was to a certain extent the cause of, that mcderatien. that steady conserva. tism in tone and temper, which has always characterized the noble State from which be came. It has always seemed to mc that Ver mont, more thoroughly and more truly even man any oiaer state in the Union, presents perfect model of a republican commonwealth. 1 know of no State certainly and my acquaint ance with it has been somewhat intimate where I believe thc great principles of social equaiuy obtain a more thorough foothold than in that Green Mountain State. I know of none in which the personal and civil rights of every human being obtain a more prompt, a more thorough, a more cordial recognition. And I should state, equally to the honor of mat nooie state, that she is always steady in the judgment of public affairs ; and Senator vouamer snared her steadiness or judgment and action, never carried away by mere caprice or gusts of public temper. He was still always profoundly respectful and deferential to that settled and permanent tendenev and eonvirtum of thc public mind which, perhaps, is thc surest icse oi political truth to which any person in rnoncor private life can possiblr refer. Vermont, Mr Speaker, has been fortunate in inc cnaracter ol her public men, from a time beyond which my memory docs not reach in her nistorv. Sue has alwava had in hrr nnhTio fnr,r,. ens men wno conterred lustre upon her, and gathered honor to themselves by thc manner in which they met every duty which devolved upon titan. t: -r . t - . , 1 . uouiu oi meir names in various depart ments of the public service have been cited by the honorable gentlemen whose words preceded me. Thev are names that will lire fin h;rmir They arc names that reflect honor upon tie pro- iwsiuus mm Timer inev wprfl rnnnvffNf. Vermont still has in the pnblTc wt-Jr in Kotl, Houses in this Congress, in the diplomatic ser vice oi too country.in tbopress.and everywhere else where pnbiio action can promote the pub- ic soou, men wncse names will be remembered for thc good they have done the world. But among tbem all she has no name and it would be tho highest wish I could wish her that in some future day she might have some name, though I feel how vain that wish is that will occupy a higher place in the respect of all who knew him, and a more profound position in tho love and esteem of these who are immediately acquainted with him, than that of Jacob Col lamer. Fob. a Holiday Girr-Booc wc know cf noth ing comparable to Thc Illustrated Songs of Seven, by Jean Iagelow. There are ScTenSongs each descriptive of different n?riN in wmnn. life, such as love.Jmaternity, widowhood, and ch red na c'rVl mT T U a g in th" V "v" Em ""'be way of book-making. The drawings aro beau- " y oi uoofc-iuaitinir. Ihe ilr uui uuu appropriate, ana a speaking likeness of thc fair authoress lie first ever seen of her makes the book doublv valuable, srP.r. ivi erts Brothers, Boston, publish this elegant vol- i iu uooK-siorcs. wit. The mercury was nine degrees below zero at St. Louis on Wednesday. Vermont Items. for improved lunge. -uorri-, Addison county has netiv wool on hand. Mr. IleaV.' Haven, estimates that there u , 1 Imiidit ol the grower in that from Cto to eight tone of the t', "-.u'' Samuel Kent, an elderly man and intellect, was drowned in Green r -Guilford one evenfng of fast week supposed be wlkod into the r.;. - ' duk. The peper mill of Durant Bellows lulls, WM hurntd on Ailu.. rridav , last. ijoes, 8 ijoo for $0,000. On Sunday night, the boon: of Je- . or ewpo:, was entered and o , bonds and greenbacks stolen from Un " pillow of Charles Reidwin who I,- . " MHiee. No elue to tbe tbiel. George Raker, of Guilford, a',lt., years of ago. while at work at an ir n cr, bad his left hand drawn into t chine and literally crushed . ff it t! . A revival is progressing , , Whteloek, under the tabors ('!. dereon. and Klder Cha.-e of North I,, Twenty-one converci jns among , are mentioned. Mr. James Hull, ol'Irasburg. lu. notice that lo- comes into puue, of a property worth some S1,in.i.( . ,' don, C. V. ' A couple were married in Bell. n.r week who met first at eigbt o'. it ,. morning, and were married at ei in the evening of the same dar. 'in. , , "army corresp-jodenbs." The American RiMe Swie'y aulen ,w tbe receipt of3,M for the nun: October, from Vermont, and n ,ti . . death of two Life Membcr, II .' Collamer of Woodsbick, and R. Winthrop of Highgate. The hxj cut on tbe Rutland i.r i, last summer amounted to $32 .ir,a , Park Association a mx per cent dv.i Messrt. Lane and Pitkin, of are putting up a machine shop r.;t. two stones high. Two boys named Bennett had t. .. broken twice, while playing in the wright shop of Asa Ilovey of in being caught in the machine rv. t! t getting in while endearoring ;". : out. In Addison, btst Monday eurur.; . was stolen from Gardiner I:. -. The horse was left five minutes !y t... man having charge of him ; he ; the store and when he came out r was gone. A horse was stolen m i . Saturday evening under similar taneee, bat Sunday night horse an l returned. Tbe English an delighted, f r t .. is in person to open the new Pari: i-, - IYcm's ot thc tvceli. Bv Telegraph Washington. 1'. Henry Ward Reedier s speeen House of Representatives Hall Ix-t n -was a fine success. He took strung in favor of equal suffrage, but wa-:. .q -Btittal on the reconstruction que-:i ". before Congress. h is said that Mr. Stanton deehrit liver tbe oration on the aoQiversarv Lincoln's biith. Nothing is sx-ttit . : subject, Mr. Reechcr's interview with ir In dent yesterday, was satiafaetorv tj : . though he stated last night that ii Ui '-. President last May, he won U ha-... r.. -.-'. upon negro suffrage in the Soutl.. Tbe views of Gen. Ranks on itie Met question, are understood to be eocseiv He will agree with Mr Raymond. eeound on toa eommittet.. ami ihay but' so act as not to come in conflict wui. foreign policy of the administration. Tbe eonimittce on appropriation agreed to repot t a bill for tbc usual rt ' ing tbe.President's houec ; also to :. Invalid Pension bilL Tbe House Ini. :. thc Committee on rc-eonstruction wili :-e w strong. Gov. Routwell U r have a ii on it. Tbaddeus Steven will - ehairm The House Judiciary Committee have a'' ready tu report, establishing equal in the District. N&vv lots. A Washington dispatch says tbc -. Department is making preparations t. . mence the payment of gold cour-ir -January. Gen. Grant proposes to visit New i'r. and too Rio Grande within a few week: Applications for pardon at the ra trom 300 to 500 per week are received Adjutant General's oiSee. Few. kvvo ' are granted. Gen. Grant has issued an order 1im ing all civilians ox cent clerks from tbe s-" A San Francisco dispatch sav? Ju: -; writes to the Moxican Consul at that r.i.. that tho reason for ordering Ortegas' tr -was because he left Mexico without itave. virtually abandoning the RejabUean ci . tn tbe National straggle for lite 11c ad that both his family and interests ineiie b -to retire to private life, and as soon ' election can be held, be will joyfully gi" -' the presidency, which has proved to br wcighty burden. Wasblxcton, Dec. . This is thc coldest morning of the The vote in the House yesterday ui.- original Stevens' resolution, is rejarte. - settling the question of the admi?-.' " Southern claimants to a seat. Tbe President speaks this mora.:; -he was disappointed by the radiea-'i" : tbe House. Prominent Repulh.--against thc reeolutiou, but n.t : " cient numbers to defeat it. It is said if Gen. Logan accepts the-" sioa to Mexico, it will be with earcfiu structions from the State Department is aware that his) own ideas respectirf ican affairs, will not be adopted as vet wv administration. The white people of this District are 1 " much agitated upon the prospect ot suffrage, and propose to take a vote : subject. In that vote, rebels can participate rat t negroes. Niw Yois, Dec 1 ' Great activity pervades both headquar" of thc Fenians in this city. Anatl from each party denouncing tbe other c nue to be issued. . I-ast ni-?ht the ii.ua! nitirK? of the - Imttan Lodge was so largely attended u1; tti Hrmr luMrrtn tr, trim wnv nnil the adjourned to the Armory of tbe Jljt They emphatically endorsed 0'3h,bi' course. LOC IS VILLI.! Ii At Frankfort, the Senate to-day P . a vote of 22 to 12, the House bill remo' -disabilities from persons who have bi ' gaged in the rebellion. The House by 57 to 34, poised tuc ciary bill pardoning all who bad coou"1' treason against the commonwealth. The House repealed the act topw" civil remedy for injuries done by un persons, not, however, to affect riw" tions. New York, D-1'' A Washington despatch says desertis from tho rejrular army aro becoming aia. ingly frequent. New Yoks, Dee li CoL Bro?- Assistant Commissioner of the "f3.., Rurcauin Virginia, has submitted ! lloward a proposition nn. us - . conccrniDS lua " , i tcrot negroes irom irgiui .i. ofi government lands in Honda, tne ro--conference? between bim and a Iegi"