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VOL. XXXIV. NEW SERIES VOL. XII.
BUKLINGTON, VT FRIDAY MORNING, DEO. 991865.
NUMBER TWENTY SEVEN
1
Poetry.
For the free Press.
Tlin DYISfi YEAR,
Voice of the dying year !
I bear thee nunn'ring'moog the trembling pines,
Thy bitter 'plaint among the trailing vines.
Or, like some breaker from the moaning sea,
Wailing is dismal tones tby destiny,
Voice of the dying year !
I tfir theo moan in accents' sid and low,
j Jrawing near the great abyss, thy woe
Breaks forth like waves that chafe the fettered
rock.
Madly rcbonniling 'ncath the giant's stroke.
Is this the end of all thy hopes, the fear
Tht like a curtain fringed the op'ning year 1
The pealing chime, resounding stroke on stroke,
Proclaimed thy birth, the solemn stillness broke!
is this the end of thy fresh morning song,
list on the miJn air was waft along !
Voice of the dying year !
Speak to my heart; unto my conscience speak.
Speak to mr soul; in kindly utt'rancc break
Wlate'er of wisdom sage thou may'st impart
And bind thy precept on my changeful heart
lmid the sighing of the wintry blast
fhat at the midinght hour is hurrying past,
1 hear a plaintive wail the midnight bell
With solemn tons resounds thy sad death knell,
Voice of the dying year !
Amelia.
Jericho, Vt
Miscellany.
iJiiNG. An easy nr it iz to lie. I am
astonished that tbare arc so few engaged in
the bizzness, and that so few fust-rate lies
arc ever told.
I am not prepared to sav bow mutch real
sin tharc iz what iz kalled a light-coloured
lie, that haz no maliss or evil result in it,
but I have alwus notited that the Left ov
mankind Iovo to excel in awl they undertake,
and 1 can't tell how long a man would be
willing to tell white lies for tun when he
might be turning an honest penny for liini
felf by telling black ones.
Mn don't generally bckum drunkards by
confining tbemsclfs stricktly tew sweet aider.
Lieing is the lowest grade of im, it is
more cowardly than stealing, bekause tharc
iz less risk in it, it is more demoralizing
than burglary, bekause tharc iz no cure for
it, it is more dangerous than swarcing, be
kause swareing don't hurt enny boddy elf c,
it waz the fust sin committed, bekause it
was the cazye. t and most natral, and it will
probably be the but one committed, bekause
no man ever gits so poor and degraded but
what he kan tell quite a respcckabcl lie.
Iicing iz scd tew lie rtinstitusbionall in
turn folks, bo iz the itch constitutional!,
because folks hang around wharc it iz, and
won't doktor for it after they git caught by
it.
Finally I might az well own it I bate
told a ftw very fair lies uiytelf, but i kant
rcckoleckt ov one.
That I feel proud ov now.
Saturday Press. Josh. Billinus
ItErORTS AND JtllLS IN PsoSrECT. TIlC
House commutce on the judiciary hate de
cided to report in favor ol so amending the
conatitution as to prohibit any assumption
in future of the rebel debt.
Mr. Alley of Mats., chairman of tlc poet
office committee, will soon offer a resolution
to the effect that the government shall take
possession of the telegraph lines of tiic coun
try, and conduct them as it dues the postal
service.
Tie iiousc committee on appropriations
have made a reduction or several millions
from the naval appropriations ; and the
committee on a bankrupt law have unani
mously agreed to report the bill offered by
Mr. Jcncks of Rhode Island.
Ibe judiciary committee of the Iiousc baa
agreed to report in favor of a constitutional
amendment whicli shall provide for a repre
sentation based en tho number of voters.
They will not male the report, however, till
after the holidays.
TnE Young Axiual Max. The helpless
ness of infancy appeals to all that is cbival
rie and Christian in our hearts, but to dig
nity it Is pre-eminently n stranger. A
charming and popular writer on the whole,
I cm not suro that it was not my own sell
on co affirmed that a baby is a beast, and
gave great offence thereby ; yet it seems to
me that no unprejudiced person can observe
an infant of tender weeks sprawling and
squirming in the bath-tub, and not confess
that it looks more like a little pink frog than
anything else. And here is a Jamie, not
only weeks, but months and years old, set
ting his young affections on candy and din
ner, and eating in general, with an appal
ling intensity. It is humiliating to sec how
easily ho is moved by an appeal to his appe
tite. 1 blush for my race, remembering
the sparkle of his eyes over a dainty dish,
and the abandonment of his devotion to it,
the enthusiasm with which his feet
spring, and his voice rings through the
house, to announeo the fact " Dinnah mo'
weh-wy ! dinnah mo wch-wy !" To the
naked eye, he appears to think as much ol
eating as a cat, or a chicken, or a dog.
Reasons and rights ho is tlow to compre
hend ; but bis conscience is always open to
conviction, and his will pliable to a higher
law, when a stick of candy is in the case.
His bread-and-butter is to him what science
was to Jiewton ; and ho has been known to
reply abstractedly to a question put to him
in the height of his enjoyment. " Don't
talk t' me now !" This is not dignity, sure
ly. Is it total depravity 7 Gail Hamilton
Why was Uerod's wife like a Fenian orga
nization? Because she had a bead sent Iter,
(Head Centre.)
The Boston Journal says : "A gentleman
in travelling along the coast ol Florida and
Georgia found a woman who did not know
what a newspaper was. She bad ttvcral
children and a pipe n her mouth." Rather
a capacious mouth lor a woman.
Scrap".
The new back-hair twist which has super
seded the waterfall, in called the water
wheel.
Brigham Young is, indeed, a pillar of Salt
Like. His ideas ot a wito is ltols.
The sugar wedding thirty days after
marriage is tuo newest tmng.
A western nancr savi tho best wav to kill
bed-bugs is to chain their bind lego to a trcp
then go round in front and make mouths at
pern.;
"Dear Ilarrv : You osk me what sort of a
came I am slaving with Jack Graham for
Ular(6Ba;B hand. I have to say. in reply, it
is a game or 'double or quite,' and the result
is that 1 efffuieami be quits."
A Western farmer, investine his accumu
lations in U. S. bonds, was asked by the
clerk what denomination he would have them
jn, Having never heard that word used,
excepting to distinguish the religious sects,
he replied.- "Well, you may give me part
in old sehool Presbyterian, to please the old
lady, but give mo the heft on't in Free-will
baptist."
Boot-black bov to returned soldier
i BIack vour boots, sir? make 'cm fbme !'
Looking to his unpolished 'gunboat' in a
contemplative way, the war worn veteran
replied well ( toon i carouvouuo m
in nromntlv. though.' Urchin to a comrade,
near by, I say, Bill, lend us a hand won't
ytri I've got an army contract.
ltc $m iras
GEO. V. & C. G. BENEDICT,
Editrrt and Prtfritttrt.
BURLIXGTOX
FRIDAY MORNING DEC. 20. 1865.
The rregrcss of Reconstruction.
Proclamations and messages, and reports
Irom high officials, follow each other now-i'
days, with a rapidity almoet bcwildcrin:
and many of tbcra of a length entirely be
yond tho limits of the Emaller papers. Sec
retary Seward has, by order of the President
addressed dispatches to the Provisional Gov
crnor and Governor elect of Georgia, similar
to those directed to the same officials in Ahv
bama, by which the former is relieved from
dutyand tho latter ordered to enter upon the
discharge of his gubernatorial functions.
While Congress is laboring under the im
pression that the question of reconstruction
rests upon its action, and is taking its timo
to consider on what terms tho rebel States
shall be admitted, the President and Secre
tary of State, in the Proclamation announc
ing the adoption of the Constitutional amend
ment, place seven of those States in the list
ol States in the Union ; have fully remitted
to the charge of their own citizens, or of the
Governors chosen by them, the government
of two of those States, and will doubtless
at once take similar action with refcrenco to
every seceded State that lias adopted the
amendment. The question naturally occurs,
if thore States are in the Union sufficiently
to co-operate, and sccuro official recognition
with the rest in that most important action,
the amendment of the Constitution, and to
bo allowed the choice o I their governors and
the conduct of their own affairs, why are
they not in, sufficiently to have a reprcscn
t.ition in Congress 1 Are we to have States
of the Union, without representation in tho
National Legislature ? That seems to be
possible, for Congress has the sole control ol
the admission of its own members, and may
decline to be crowded along any faster than
it chooses, by President or Secretary. Still
it would be a painful anomaly, and onj
which no patriot can desire to sec continued
a day longer than is necessary.
General Grant's Report.
Gen. Grant's report on the condition of tho
Southern States, will command attention
from the high position of its author, and
have value from the general confidence in his
sound sense and fairness. It would be more
valuable, doubtless, if its conclusions were
based cm longer and wider observation. A
day each at Raleigh, Savannah, and Augus
ta, and two days at Charleston, is not as ex
tensive a tour ot im-pection as can be con
ceived of. Rut doubtless Gcn.Giant has had
inanv means of arriving at conclusions on
the condition of the South in addition to his
pcnonal observations on his late hasty tour.
Two of his conclusions, at any rate, will bo
icadily accepted, viz., that United States
garrisons must bo maintained throughout
the South, and that tho frecdmen must have
friendly care and laws to protect them.
We arc sorry, however, that the General
did not take more timo and give the country
a somewhat more explicit and detailed re
port. A document from him on the condi
tion of the rebel States, prepared with the
clearness and care whicli marked his militaiy
report, would be invaluable just cow.
Gen. Howard's Retort. Gen. Howard's
report of the operations of the Frctdmcn's
Bureau during the past year is a lengthy
document, going largely into the details of
the subject Toward the close, Gen. How
ard states some of the general conclusions to
which he has arrived. The first is as fol
ows :
" That free labor, notwithstanding the sud
den emancipation, and the thourands of causes
of disturbance incident to the war, will prove
successful ; but in order to hasten this result,
every effort most be made by officers of the
Government and all others concerned to secure
confidence between the holders of property and
the frecdmen, and to restore that confidence
wh'-rcver it has been impaired. On the part of
the frecdmen, they are looking for justice and
privileges with perhaps too exalted notions ; yet
their confidence cannot be obtained without a
reasonable extension to them of the rights and
privileges of free men, On the part of the pro
perty holders, great complaint is made for want
of security of labor, the majority seeking some
compulsory process ; that is, some substitute
for slavery. There arc so many examples or
complete success of free labor that I bring them
as an answer to sucn complaints, aim i ucucyc
that the causes of complaint are due as much to
the prejudice of the employer and the want of
practical knowledge of any other system than
as to the ignorance and suspicion of the laborer.
I therefore earnestly advocate equality before
the law, trusting to time and education to over
come prejudice and ignorance."
Gen. Howard then gives ten weighty rea
sons why the Bureau, or some substitute for
it, should lie continued. His fifth ought to
be sufficient ot itself, viz : " Every colored
man I met, of any considerable intelligence,
pleaded earnestly for the continuancco f the
bureau, as his only hope of justice and pri
vilege correspondent to the necessities oflne
new position." He further thinks that
some general syBtcm of providing for the
aged, infirm and lielplets negroes, beyond
the scope of the present laws, ought to be
established. Aid should be rendered to
those who may wish to take advantage of
the homestead law. Gen. Howard's sixth
conclusion is as follows :
" That in order to place education on a firmer
basis than it now is, it would be well to devote
those funds pised during the war, under the
Treasury laws, lor ine renem 01 me irtcuaeo,
in wenring sites and buildings lor school pur
poses in the different States, to be held as
United oiaics propeny, uuiu mc jiwjuc m mm
shall be able to purchase the same;, school
bmldinrs should not be exclusively far frecd
men I for spy aid given 10 caucaic me numer
ous poor white children of the Bouth will be
most important, and conducive to the object our
Government has in view. I mean the harmony,
the elevation and prosperity of our j-cople- In
dustrial schools and orphan asylums could be
provided for in the same way. These funds
would at best be but a meagre amount for tBch
a work, yet they would give an Impulse In the
locality wnere expended."
Gen. Howard's report estimates that
eleven millions of dollars will be necessary
for the support of the Frccdmcn's Bureau
for the year SCG. JIc arks the appropria
tion of this amount, three millions of which
are for the purchase and building of sites
and edifices for schools and asylums in the
South for both black and white. His report
cloteiwitb the following remark:
" I do not feel that the difficult problems giv
en me have been solved, nor do I hope for com
plete and satisfactory results in the work of this
ourtau. 1 ct 1 firmly believe that the same just
uod that conducted us to freedom, will so conti
nue to direct us that we shall be able to keep
ibe pledge we have made, that that freedom
shall be a substantial reality."
In consequence of the' remarks in Gen.
Grant's late rcpoit, Gen. Howard has issued
an order calling the attention of Assistant
Commissioners to that report, and saying
that the most thorough inspection will at
once be made, and the evils complained of
corrected.
Timoccu Sleeping Cau. At a recent ar
rangement ofthc managers of thc Rutland
Road, passengers leaving New York at 0 P.
M., arrive here at 7.45 A. M., and leaving
here at 10 P. M., reach New York at 10.30
A. M. This is a decided improvement on
the former arrangement, for passengers com'
ing from New York.
JIr. Hetde's Paisti.vcs. Eight paintings
by C. L. llcyde were distributed by lot last
week at thc office of Mr. J. R. Hickok, as
follows ;
"Mansfield Mountain," drawn by John
lwry.
" isunset, St. Albans," U. U. w ells.
" Lake Cnamplain." II. A. Johnson.
" Black River, Upper Canada," J.
D.
Hatch.
" Lone Rock Point," J. A. Arthur.
' Glimpse of Winooski," 11. Austin.
" Lake uuampiain,' u. n. lurt.
" Effect on St. Albans Bay," F. i
A. Piatt.
Masonic. Thc annual session of thc Ma
sonic Grand .Lodge ot crmont, will be
holdcn at Rutland, on Wednesday, January
10, 1SCG. Thc following Railroads will car
ry persons in attendance for fare one way :
Rutland and Burlington, Vermont Valley,
Vermont and Canada, Vermont Central, Sul
livan, Passumpsic, Western Vermont, Rut
land and Washington.
R. R. Accident. A collision occurred
on the -Met on tiic t. Central be
tween the night Boston train and a freight
train which got off the track between North
field and Montticlicr. Tho result was a con
siderable smashing up of cars and the disar
rangement and delay of all the trains
through the day. No one was much
utt.
Extension or the Breakwater. We arc
,lad to learn that measures are in progress
to procure from Congress an extension of the
breakwater in our boy. Mr. Henry Rolte,
ho is giving Ins attention to the subject,
informs us that an extension of 1S0O feet is
ceded on the north end fully to prote ct the
lumber v halves, while as mueh more will
be required in time on the south end to
guard the prorcd improvements about the
Jutland dock and the iron works. If secur
ed, it is probable these additions will be
placed 2t0 or 300 feet further out into the
bay than the present breakwater, thus leav
ing intervals through which vessels can pass
in and out.
Pi.or. Baker's Concert. A select and
cultivated audience, and of good number
considering the inclemency of the evening,
attended thc Concert Friday evening, and
doubtless felt themselves well repaid for go
ing aside lrom thc pleasure which all take
in encouraging home talent. Miss Tcnnant
has a dear ringing voice, of considerable'
power, which, when by sufficient cultivation
becomes perfectly truo throughout its reg
ister, will bo a remarkably fine one. She
was enthusiastically encored after singing
thc aria "She led lam through the trackless
wild," and responded with the Scotch bal
lad "Down the burn," which was also hear
tily applauded. Prof. Baker sang a bass so
lo from the Messiah, and Russell's Maniac.
and was liberally applauded. Mr. Proctor
played with excellent taste and expression a
piece by rtrug, and a pretty Mazurka, and
response to a hearty encore, gave "thc
Mocking Bird," with Hoffman's brilliant
variations. Perhaps thc most noticeable
featuro was the singing of the class of I C
young lads and misses, who rendered some of
thcVhoruscs from Faust, Martha and I Lom
bard!, in a manner which did high credit ts
thcincclves and their instructor.
Mcsical Convention, Tho sixteenth con-
cntion of thc Western crmont Musical
Association is to be held at St. Albans on
the 2d, 3d, 4th and 5th days of January
next. Two grand Concerts arc to be gicn
on the evenings of the last two days.
Justin W. Moody has been appointed
Postmaster at Watcrbury, in place of John
F. Henry, rceigncd.
The Weather. Tho tail of tho heavy
snow storm, announced from Bufulo last
evening, appears to havo reached us. Three
or four inchesof snow fcIlThursdaynight and
next morning, and runners and wheels have
icld a divided control in our streets Friday.
Thc wind changed Friday morning from thc
South to a north-west gale ; thc mercury
fell two degrees an hour during thc forenoon,
tanding at 12 at noou ; and till thc cold
moderates, we cannot expect much more
snow.
Haclxd cr. Joseph Limoge was last
week brought before Justice Hollenbcck,
and fined $10 and cost for illegal sales of
liquor.
The Ilolidnyr.
Tue PuoTOCRArii Gauxiries. The Pho
tograph men tell thc simple tiuth when they
say there is no more acceptable present to a
true friend than a good likeness of your
countenance, be it plain or handsome. It is
also true that there is probably not a place
of its sizo that has more handsome and more
convenient Photographic establishments,
thin these of Burlington. Sttles' beauti
ful gallery is but a step up from the side
walk, and is worth a call,whether one wants
a picture or not. Wc warn all visitors,
however, that the attractions in the shape of
a large and varied stock of photograph al
bums, pictures of well known citizen bo
life-like as to tempt any onoto sit down and
hrn hii . f 1 1 fr1 -T L
. w uu , lIVHB
01 .crmpm scenery, cartes ol notabilities
such ao everybody wishes to stock his album
kiwi, ana everything else in the line, wm
prove wen nign irresistible, and they may
prepared to ncr as well as to lock and ad
mire.
G. B. Davis now runs the scaciouBand
handsome gallery in Union Bleiefrformeriy
Charles Miller's, and with the aidotProf.
Hills, keeps up fully the-'attractions of that
well known establishment. The variety of
styles of likenesses, from the oeautiful por
celain pictures, or India ink 'imperials"
down to little 'gems," 12 for a dollar,
notiecablc, and the stock of albums and
fancy frames and cases is not small
Still another competitor, whoso gallery has
its share of .sunshine, and claims it sharp nf
favor, is HaJchet's, over Lyman's Store, on
A - '
thc cornerlofChurch and College streets.
It wiil be seen that he announces prices down
to thc lowest.
Ocr ITbt Goods Stokes. After all, thero
arc many sensible people who 6ensibly con-
eider tho be6t kind of Holiday present to be
some useful or elegant article of personal
apparel shawls or gloves or dress pattern
Xhc not unnatural consequence is a lively
season in our dry good stores, for which our
merchants have prepared by laying in largo
supplies of fresh and tasteful goods. A tour
through them is quito an interesting expe
rience about these days. Commencing at
the nearest corner, we find Edward Ltmax
always on hand at his old and favorite stand,
tho "corner store," now a littlo fuller than
ever of mojt desirable goods, selected with
thc experience and caro of one who has
served thc public tasto till he knows just
how to. hit it. Jutt Iouk at his point lace
colurs, embroidered handkerchiefs, fancy
worsted work, shawls and dresa goods. Sure
ly no one can fail to be suited with cither
goods or prices.
But wc lcaieand drop acroo) thc street
diagonally into the Eek Hive, and find Mr.
Peck's shelves and counters piled with rich
and beautiful coods, silks and velvets, laces
and shawls, carpets and oil-cloths, and tho
best assortment of cloaks in the State, all
reasonably priced, and worth an examination
by any one who wishes to buy.
Passing around the corner into Church
street, wc find ourselves in Pace t Best's
door-way, and would pass in were it not for
thc crowd of lady cuttomers. Thc Captain
knows drv goods "like a book," and his
word as to Inequality of his goods is as good
as his liond. The Mime is true of his part
ncr. There are no better men to deal
with.
Criming Church street, wc drop in at
Eewarp Barlow's . Look at thc lace collars
and rich dress goods, and the variety in ev
ery line. The ladies do tell us that when
you can't find just thc thing you want any
where else, you can almost always find it at
Barlow's. The taste, care and enterprise
which he gives to his business, is thc sure
guaranty of solid success.
Further up the strect.wc come to tho new
store of Fimer A Looms. Everything, firm,
store and goods, is new and fresh and satis
factory. The stand is a very convergent ono
to catch business ,anl is bound to be a favorite
shopping place. Don't fail to give them a
call.
Last but by no means least wc come to
Shitu k Platt's in Union Block. JIr.
Smith is just back from market, with a stock
of goods bought just before thc recent rise.
Here nie splcniid broadcloths, cloakings,
nice cottons, substantial carpets, elegant
dress goods, a rich and full variety in eveiy
line. There is no need of sending to thc ci
ties, now-a-days, for our merchants keep
fully supplied with tho best goods, and you
can buy at a better lay at home, everytime
That is veritably so.
But wc must hurry round. We should
be glad if time and space permitted to des
cribe the resources of onr Clotihnc Stores
we could dilate on Colver i Turk's big
store, one of thc " institutions " ofBurling-
ton, where by the way a nice stock of
scarfs and tics, may be found very suitable
presents for young gentlemen or on A.
Platt's new and tasteful and well filled
store on Church Street, and would not for
get Murray's good's and skill as a draper
and tailor.
Wc could talk about Proutt's boots and
shoes, and Wuzelir . RirLir's skates and
cutlery ; about the Crockert Stores, Suedd,
Walkers it Wires, and S. S. Brown, side
by side in Union Block, full of nice goods,
and powerful competitors for public patron
age ; about Peicce's groceries and sleds and
willow ware, and Hart's sleds and groceries
and Yankee notions, and the new grocery
establishment of Lonergan & Monahan on
thc wcit side of thc square, and Blodgett &
Co's big stock ol stoves and tin ware, and A.
C. SrEAS's neat and valuable drug store, and
Suattl'ck Si Flanacan's furs, and IIc.ncer-
roRD X Wainwricbt's flour and grain, and
Hood's liniment, so good for frost-bite ; and
our advertisers, one and all ; but our space
fails us and wc forbacr. To each one of tbcm,
and to the additional crowd who aro propos
ing to do business on modern principles and
put money in their pockets by advertising
with us the coming year, for the accom
modation of whose lavors we are preparing
to enlarge our sheet, wc wish all success and
prosperity a busy time, holidays Rnd other
days, a merry Christmas and a Happy New
Yeai.
The lllble Society.
.Vestrt. Editor t :
Permit me through your columns,
to address a few facts to the friends of the Bible
cause in Vermont
The American Bible Society is now in the fif
tieth year of Its operations, having been organ
ized on the second Wednesday of May, 181G.
Jast as the year has opened upon us, God in
his Providence has summoned us to several new
endeavors of great importance and magnitude,
thus crowning and honoring our humble labors
in the past.
We stem to be thus called upon to celebrate
our JubeHee Year by undertaking tbe.followlng
extraordinary enterprises :
1. Th re-supply ot the South, where a vast
proportion of the people are now without Bibles
and anxious to receive them, and where incis
ures are inaugurated for circulating at least 1,
000,000 copies.
I '
to aetata of wll0la , .a, Ie4rn.
Jng f(jp thepnrposeor peming-the Inspired
vr0rd before thev die. To meet the wants of the
amone them, an edition of the Gospel of
go John, In large print. Is just prepared.
- I Having labored the past year, as army agent
of the BibleSoeietr amanff the- soldiers, citizens
I and frecdmen of Vitrinia and North Carolina
the subscriber can testify to the interesting char.
acier ana vast importance ot tnese esons,
3. The circulation of the Spanuh Scriptures"
in Mexico and South America, where agents are
at work and where hundreds of thousands of
copies will be gladly received and read by the
people.
i, The printing of the new version of the
Arabic Scriptures, the ;rt edition of which.
together with the preparation of the electrotype
plates, will cost tho Society this year from sev
enty to eighty thousand dollars. The Arabia is
thc spoken language of one hundred and twenty
millions of people. If, after the plates are fin
ished, we can print two hundred thousand cop
ies annually for one hundred and twenty years,
wc should just put one Bible in each fkmily !
Provided the race remains numerically the same,
In six hundred years we could furnish tyBible.
to each individual
While called to these unusual efforts, thc or
dinary work cannot safely be neglected. The
Bible has been wisely pronounced the Charter cf
Liberty to the world, and our recent national
experience teaches us, in every possible way to
develop and strengthen tho elements of free
government To do it we must keep the Bible
;n the bands of the masses.
It is thought important that every communl
ty snouiu be canvassed and supplied once in
five years. It is much mora than that since this
work has been done throughout this State. At
its annual meeting, the Vermont Bible Society
voted to re-canvass the State. Two agents are
already in the field for this purpose, and others
will be employed as soon as suitable men can
be found.
Sister States are responding nobly to the
voice of Providence calling us to cnUrged liber
ality. Massachusetts Bible Society has appro
priated five thousand dollars for the Arabic
Scriptures. Illinois is endeavoring to make her
special Jubilee Offering fifty thousand dollars.
Others are making similar efforts. Wc trust
Vermont will not be behind her sister States in
this sublime effort A large increase of funds
seems Indispensable to the discharge of our ob
ligations. Thc agent can visit comparatively lew of the
churches. May wc not rely upon pastors of
every name, to bring the cause faithfully before
their people T And will not every lover of the
Bible, however humble his means, contribute
bis mite, and those of a larger stewardship givo
as God hath prospered f We do not ask you to
turn aside other benevolent objects which the
Bible has developed, but do not forget this time,
honored and Heaven-honored institution in this
most interesting crisis of its history.
Wm. H. GILBERT,
igent Am. and Vt. Bible Societies.
Brattltboro. Dec. 14. lSfio.
Ot Soldiers' Graves. We have received
from V asbington, a list of Vermont soldiers
whose remains were found on the battle fields
of thc Wilderness and Spotlsylvania O.H.Vir
ginia, and interred' last summer by or
der of Gen. Meigs, and bead-boards set up,
marked tith name, rack and regiment :
A a me. JtrL
Harlan k C II, ccrp 3.
.Vane.
Btgt
Lane T, 1st serg,
Mitchell Isaac,
Newton J II,
Ormtbury W,
HtnaUoE, serg
Sawtell Geo F
Sanderson C It W
Scott J S.
Whitcomb A,
Ratey David,
Buskey Frank,
Carpenter J W, capt.
17
4
Clark James II.
3
O
17
17
17
17
17
Cook Charles A,
Cottie Henry,
Cargill G C,
Davis L W
Gray Charles, .
Haskell Moody,
Hodgeman James,
Our correspondent adds :
These soldiers were buried in June, 1EC5, by
i party sent from this eity, and are all the Ver
mont soldiers whe bodies could be Identified on
the Wilderness and Spottiylvania Court House
battle field. The bones of the men were gath
ered from the field where they fell having been
exposed more thin a year. In the Wilderness,
there are two cemeteries No. 1, on the Oranga
Court House turnpike, about two m"les from the
Wilderness Tavern One hundred and eight
men are buried here. Cemetery .No. r.ison
the Oram; c Court House plank road, about two
and one-half miles from the junction with the
pike, and contains the remains cf five hundred
and thirty-four men.
On the Spottsylvtnia battle ground, but few
bodies were found unburicd. The cemetery
there contains over seven hundred bodies. They
were intend by a Mr. Sanford, a resident at
Spottsylvania Court House
Ministers and Churches. A young rain
istcr, Rev. Mr. Dexter, Las recently taken
tho pastoral charge of the Baptist Church
in Windsor.
Rev. T. II. Archibald has lately resigned
bis charge as pastor of the Baptist Church
in Mt. Holly.
The St. Albans Messenger announces
preaching at thc Academy Hall in that place
by the Rev. Dr.Bigelow, lormerly of Kccsc-
villc, N Y.. and states that this is the first
step in tho execution of a long cherished pur-
poso among thc BaptisU of that town thc
establishment of a church.
The Congregational Society in Jlonlpelier,
Mr. Lord'e, are taking rjeliminary step to
ward building a new house of worship, and
will doubtless erect one worthy of so large
and wealthy a Society.
Mr. Bccchcr's Church in Brooklyn, last
Sunday, took up a collection or $10,000 to
wards tho $200,000 land tor Congregational
extension. Another chureh in Brooklyn
gavo $3,350. Thc Boston churches took up
large collections, and returns tbns far re
ceived givo reason to believe that the effort
will be successful.
Foreicn Ministers. It is reported from
Washington, that the President Friday
morning, nominated Lewis D. Campbell of
Ohio, to be Minister Extraordinary to the
Republic of Mexico, in the place of Gen.
Logan, declined, and that Hon. John Bigc
low, who was appointed ad interim minister
to Franco, has been nominated bv the Presi
dent for confirmaticn.
A writer in Blackwood rays (hat when
dcodIo want to speak' ot a native of Holland,
they call him an Amsterdam Dutchman, but
when llicj tpeajc ot me uerman race gener
ally, they leave oat the Amster.
THE LATE SEXA-TOIt COLL AX
Tributes to nbrMemorr.
The following is the continuation of Mr.
Morrill's remarks in the. Bouse, in introduc
ing resolutions of respect to the memory of
Senator Collamer :
As a judge, he was distinguished for swift-
seas in the disnatch of business, for abilitvand
stem impartiality, and for the perspicacity of
nia opinions, as orally delivered, or as recorded
in reports! While la 'office, though habitually
urbane, be never forgot the gravjty and dignity
ol jus judicial position, which sometimes gave
the impreaiioa of hauteur not actually felt He
was a ceod disciplinarian, and. therefore, occa
sionally curt, aj when the time ot court .was un
necessarily consumed. by illogical or irrelevant
speeches, and the. unfortunate members of the
bar, or partial observers, may have thought he
was sour and coId,.whea he was really, to those
who knew him, a.maa of. excellent .humor, and
ai appreciative of merit as of demerit While he
had, a full grasp, and. comprehension of the prin
ciples of law, his memory never failed to supply
instances m. which those principles had been il
lustrated and applied. Under his administra
tion, jurors had little difficulty in .the solution of
nice questions of law and ftct, however intimate
ly blended : and the authority of jurors under
bis guidance and teachings suffered no deprecia
tion, but their functions and capacity appeared
to be vindicated upon every trial. In a State
which has not been deficient in eminent jurists,
including such men as Chipman, Chase, Van
Nets, Phelps, Prentiss, and Williams in tht
past, not to say anythmg.of the living, the name
of Collamer it, and will be. ranked as a worthy
peer. He was an upright judge.
It will be remembered that the Cabinet of
General Taylor, in its high order of character
and ability .has rarely, if ever, been surpassed
iu the history of our country, and it was. in
fact, what cabinets were designed to be, the wise
council of the President Among such distin
guished associates it is fair to say the late Sena
tor was not d waned by contrast with any. In
the discharge of the practical duties of his De
partment he is still remembered by official vete
rans yet lingering there for his untiring devo
tion and intelligent application to that business
of the Government which comes to the know
ledge and touches the daily accommodation of
more persons thau that ef any or all other of the
.executive Departments, uy hit report tt ap
pears that the excess ef the revenues of the
General Poet Office over the expenditures in
1819 was $100,000, but soon after it ceased to
be even self-suitaining. presenting annual defi
cits until the present year. While Postmaster
General he organized a division in his depart
ment to attend to all foreign mails, foreign post
al arrangements, and ocean steamship lines.
The existing postal treaty with Great Britain,
at his entrance, juit agreed upon, was earned
out by him, and all the details for that purpose
perfected. The various subsequent internation
al postal arrangements show the wisdom of such
trcoties, and they are still executed in the De
partment according to the original plan. The
administration of the office while in the hands of
Mr. Collamer met with no complaint, which is
thc highest compliment this extended and ever
extending Department can achieve.
While in the Senate he commanded the confi
dence of all its members, and the measures he
Introduced were not only easily carried in the
committees of which he was chairman, but
when they were brought into the Senate nearly
always passed without even a division. He par
ticipated in all the important debates, bringing
those acceptable offerings, which aid in the solu
tion of subjects under discussion ; and without
making any dazzling display, or aspiring to any
domination, justly wielded a large influence
over his fellow members. If he was not their
Mentor, there was no other Senator whose
counsel upon all subjects was more frequently
sought, or more generously appreciated.
Nature had dealt liberally with him, having
given to him a fine figure as well as a full and ,
well-poised mind ; and in his youth the graces .
of his person bespoke faver. In his age he not
only spoke like a Senator, but with the mastery
of a piercing eye, that "spoke audience ere toe
tcngue," looked like one, and, as such, his
words were accepted as wise among wUe men.
Mc Woodbbidgx of Vermont.
Mr. Speaker, after the remarks of my distin-
g lished colleague, who has so justly analyzed
the character of the late Judge Uollamer. it will
not be appropriate' for me to detain the Rouse
laager tnaa to Mr the tribute .or love to the
mem ry of my departed friend.
w w w
As a lawyer, as a judge, as a Representative
in Congress, as Postmaster General, as Senator,
he was always una w erred by private or party
interests, and preserved a reputation as spotless
as a child.
The crowning glory of Jacob CoHamer'a char
acter, was after all exhibited at home. You all
recollect the sweetness of his fiee. lie seemed
as Sydney Smith said of Horner, to have the
ten commandments written there, tie was a
devoted husband and father, a kind and gener
ous neighbor, and in the highest sense of the
word a Christian gentleman.
And now that he has gone across the silent
gulf which separates the living from the dead,
the pleadings of his life are heard. It is for us
to reverently listen. Let us imitate his virtucs,sa
that when we are called to join our fathers it may
be said of us, as it can be sa&ly said of our de
parted friend, "the world is better that he
lived."
Mb. Grides, of Kentucky, raid :
Sir, I loved Jacob Collamer. I have seen
him in the social circle. I have seen him in the
highest circles of the Government I had the
honor to be a messmato of his when Taney and
McLlean and Story and a host of other distin
guished men formed, as It were, a family circle.
I heard their interchange of thought and con
versation. 1 had an opportunity to contrast and
determine the quality of Judge CoHamer'a mind
and his attainments ; and they were prominent
and distinguished. He was always ready, an-
ways quick to discern, to discriminate, to de
nounce, to illustrate ; he was peculiarly favored
in the quality of his mind for pointed, clear il
lustration. I may be excused for stating a fact, for facts
arc illustrative of character more than words.
When I had the honor to be In Congress in
the House with Judge Collamer, we had a
congressional prayer meeting. I remember dis
tinctly that Judge Uollamcr, as a Christian
gentleman, was uniformly there and participat-
1 I - . I . , , r n. r
eu in uic uevououai services. iney were ui
frequent occurrence, and he used to attend, and
Judge McLean, and a circle of distinguished
men or the bench and Legislature or that day.
I have, therefore, the right to hope and to infer,
and to cheer the disconsolate and the bereaved
with the annunciation, that though he has left
us, and his services are no longer ours, or his
kind cheer for his family circle, yet to him it
was but a glorious exchange.
Mb. Auet, of Massachusetts, said :
I have heard some of his associates in the
Senate, and scores of others remark, that he
was the wisest man in that august body. And
all who knew him will agree that he was, as
least, among the very best and greatest of those
eminent men ; and who could desire for hit
fame higher praise than this !
Mb. Scmxeb. JIr. President, since Henry
Clay lelt this Chamber by ihe gate of death no
Senator has passed that way, crowned with the
same honorable years as Mr. Collamer ; nor has
any Senator passed that way, whose departure
created such a blank in the public councils, un
less we except Mr; Douglass. He wis our most
venerable associate. ; but his place hero had not
shrunk with time. He was, when we last saw
blm, as Important to our debates and to our
conclusions as be had ever been. He still pos
sessed all those peculiar powers of argument
and illustration, seasoned with a New England
salt, which he had from the beginning. He
was not so oil. that he was not often the life of
the body. ,
nis fidelity assumed the form of accuracy in
alt that he said or did. He spoke accurately,
and he was especially, accurate with his pen.
Perhaps nobody was apter in the style or lan
guage of legislation. He was an excellent
draughtsman, although, without doubt, too pro
fessional for. a, taste not exclusively professional,
Indulging" In traditional phrases and those
favorite superfluities ef the lawyer, ssti and
aforesaid. The. .great act of. July 13, 1861,
which gave to the war for the suppression of the
rebellion its first congressional sanction, and in
vested the President with new powers, was
draws by him. It wis he that set in motion
the great ban, not yet lilted, by which the rebel
Slates were' shut out from the communion
ef the Union;' This is a landmark in our histo
ry, and it might properly bt known by the name
nf lla inthnr- (Vllimcrt'a itaintc"
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Zfli11? J".
El
. w-ESS. n:" ,X Z .I - J.
was historic. One of these was many years ago,
shortly after he came into the Senate. Thc
other was only last year. The historian and thc
biographer will describe these scenes. One of
tbcra is the fit subject of art
The earliest of these occasions was whcn.un.
der the influence of the President of "that day,
backed by Jefferson Davis in the Cabinet, an il
legal government was set up in a distant Terri
tory, which, in defiance or the people there,
proceeded to institute an infamous Black Code
borrowed from slavery. The President counte
nanced the illegal government and smiled upon
the Black Code. The representatives of slavery
in both Houses of Congress, with their northern
ames.iindiUerent to human rights and greedy
only of political power, sustained the President
in his disregard of that fundamental principle
of the Declaration of thc Independence, that
" government stands on the consent of the gov
erned." inc contest was unequal, un the one
side was a struggling people, insulted and des
poued or their rights ; on the other side was
the President with all the vast powers of this
Republic, with patronage less than now but very
prevailing, and with a great political party
which gave to mm an unhesitating support
The contest reached this Chamber. Naturally
it came before the Committee on Territories,
where happily the good cause was represented
by Jacob Collamer of Vermont The interest
increased with each day, and when the commit
tee reported, a scene ensued without example
among us.
The reports of committees are usually handed
in and ordered to be printed; but now at thc
call of a Senator from South Carolina the re
port of the committee, whitewashing Incredible
outrages, was read by the chairman at the desk
or the secretary of thc Senate. The chairman
r ....T or ,n.u ""HP?' a?a ucc.t0
face with the Senate. For two hours the apolo
gy for that usurpation, which had fastened a
Black Code upon an inoffensive people, sounded
in this Chamber, while the partisans of slavery
gloated over the seeming triumph. There was
a hush of silence, and there was sadness also
with some who saw clearly the unpardonable
turpitude of thc sacrifice. JIr Collamer follow
ed with a minority report, signed by himself
alone, which he read at thc desk of thc Secre
try. standing face to face with the Senate. Jes
se D. Bright was at the time our 1'resident. but
he had installed in thc chair on that momentous
occasion, none other than thc most determined
artificer of treason and drill sergeant of the re
bellion, John Slidell.who eat behind, like Meph
istopheles, locking over the shoulder of Truth,
while the patriot Senator standing before grave
ly unruded tha enormities which nan been per
petrated. Few who were present then now re
main; but none who were present then, can fail
to recall the scene. The report which Mr Col
lamer read belongs to thc history of thc count
try. But the scene comes clearly within the
domain or art. In the long lite or our departed
fnend, it was his brightest and most glsrious
moment, beyond anything of honor or power.
whether in the Cabinet or on thc bench. For
what is off.ee compared to thc priceless op
portunity, uooiy etnpiojeu.oi sianuwg aa a uui
trces for human rights T
The other signal occasion, when he showed
much of the same character and was surely in
spired by the same sentiment, was during the
last year, when thc illustrious President, who
now sleeps in immortality, undertook, in disre
gard of Congress and soMy by executive power.
to institute civil governments throughout that
region of the Union where civil governments had
been overthrown imitating in the agencies he
employed the Cromwellian system cf ruling by
"major generals. ihe case of distant ana op
pressed Kansas was revived. Who can forget
the awakened leonine energy of the aged Senator,
when, contrary to his custom, he interrupted
another in dcbite to declare his judgment
against the power of the President to institute
ptrraanent civil governments "to last beyond
tho war." The dividing line was clear. The
President might exercise a temporary military
power; but Congress must lay the foundations
of permanent peace. This simple principle was,
of course, only the corollary of that rule of Jef
ferson, which has become one of the common
places of our political system, asserting "the
supremacy of the civil over thc military author
ity." The eggs of crocodiles can produce only
crocodiles, and it is not easy to see how the eggs
laid by a military power can be hatched into an
American State.
This interjected judgment was afterward de
veloped In a speech, which, for sententious wis
dom and solid tense, is, perhaps, the best he ev
er delivered. It is not long, but. like the Roman
sword, it is effective from its very shortness. Be
spoke with the authority of years, but he speke
also with another peculiar authority, for it was
he who drew the act of Congress which placed
the rebel States under the bin. Positively, ear
nestly, and most persuasively he insisted that
Congress should not abdicate its control of this
question. His conclusion was repeated again
and again. It was for Congress, be said, to say
when that state of things ezisted which would
entitle the rebel States to perform theirfunctions
ss integral parts of the Union. It was for Con
gress to decide this question, and not for the
President, except so far as thc President unites
in an act of Congress by his signature. And
he asked, "When will and when ought Congress
to admit these States as being in their normal
condition ?" To which he answers, "It is net
enough that they stop their hostility and are re
pentant. They should present fruits meet for
repentance. They should furnish to us by their
actions some evidence that the condition of loyj
alty and obedience is their true condition again,
and Congress must pass upon it; otherwise we
have no securities. And 1 insist that thc Presi
dent by making pttce with them, if you please,
by surceasing military operations does not alter
their status until Congress passes upon it."
Then again filled with the thought, he exclaims.
"ibe great essential thing now to insist upon is
that Congress ihall do nothing which can in any
way create a doubt about our power over the sub
ject" And still pleading against executive in
terference, he says, "I believe that when re-establishing
the condition of peace with that peo
ple, Congress, representing the United States,
has power in ending this war as any other war,
to get some security for the future It would be
a strange thing if it were not true that this na
tion in ending a civil as well as a foreign war.
could close it and make peace by obtaining, if
not indemnity for the past.at least some security
for future peace." This was the last speech of
our patriot senator. It is his last dying legacy
to his country. Let all. from President to citi-
izen. heed its words. The aspiration so often ex.
pressed to day that he hid lived to take part in
the restoration ot the rebel States is fulfilled.
He lives in his declared opinions, which arc now
echoed from the tomb.
Porcilaix Pictures. Persons wishing to
get this beautiful style of likeness, colored in
the most artistic manner, can obtain them at
Styles' Vermoct Gallery of Art.
TnoaE Albums. Don't fail to look at the dis
play of Pro tograph Albums in the window at
Styles' Vermont Gallery of Art.
Personal.
Capt and Brevet Major Ogdcn Read, son
of Recorder Read, arrived home Friday,
having been honorably mustered out of the
service, with his regiment, the 30th colored
Infantry. This was a three years regiment,
and tho men were generally anxious to be
muttered out. Capt. Read has been on du
ty recently at Fort Caswell, and still later
as Judge Advocate of a Court Martial, at
Wilmington, N. O.
Hon. F. E. Woodbridgc, M. C, was in
town last week, in attendance on thc Burton
and Clark Arbitration.
Rev. J. D. Kingsbury, lately of Winoos
ki. has received a unanimous invitation to
the pastorate of the 1st Congregational
Church of Bradford, Mass., with a salary of
fifteen hundred dollars.
It is reported that that a person answer
ing the description of Mr. Uubbcll, thc
musing cashier of tho Missisquoi Bank, was
seen in Toledo, Ohio, on Saturday last
Sxmmxs Naddid. A dispatch from Mont
gomery, Ala., of the lGth inst., states that
Raphael J. Semmes, late commander of thc
pirate steamer Alabama, was arrested on tho
previous evening and forwarded immediately
toward Washington.
I WcmroRTH. of Illinois said : I am un-
' wlUiDS thlt thc M be unheard on this
occasion ; and I hare no other apology to offer
for my remarks now except that I regret that
some abler man from tho West had sot deemed
that the privilege devolved upon, M",
I entered Congress at the same time with
Judge Collamer in 1813, and I had not long,
been associated with Mm before I marked hira
as a man of signal ability, and destined to take,
that high rank which has been so unanimously'
accorded him. I concur In all the noble traits "
of character which the gentlemen who have so '
eloquently preceded me have enlarged upon.'
But there are some points which' they have over
looked that I deem too prominent to be omitted
and do justice to so great a mn,- Jj0 diitia
guished himself fiir his kiadnesa and fitherW
care of the new States. While he scrupulously, ,.
canvassed, all our measures and opposed those
which he deemed eitravamnt. -c-t h m.- l.i.
been considered a very liberal man to us, and 1"
could mention many works of western Improve
ment that stand out as nnnnraent- ofhU inor.
and foresight
Judge Collamer was an economical man, and
carefully investigated evrrr eliim ihit
brought before Congress, and those of his fellow-members
who had. not examined them never
haI any fears in fullowinf him if ha nnlv inr.
ed them that he had carefully examined the
matter. He looked as I do upon economy, as
one of the beat safeguards of our Government,
and as one of the essential requisites of a
statesman. He thought that nn man ihonU Im
more liberal of the public money than he was of
his own. He viewed economy in public affairs
as nothing more nor less than atrict honesty. The
same tterhsg economy which characterized hira
in the legislative department he nraeticnl in tfca .
he tolerated no extravagance, and when I have
""un uepiriiueni. as l osunaster ueneral
said this. I need not say his Department was
tainted with no corruption. And if the history
vi iuc i uai umce uepanmenc is ever written,
his administration will be noted as econnniMl.
cheap, and honest, and he will stand equal to.
u noi azTau in uus respect, or the purest men
who have ever adorned the national Post Office.
As to his ability I have only to auote my own
ease to show what effect he was eamhl nf
wwu. ... nwo cteu prcjouiccu
against his views. I was here during the last
inauguration ceremonies, and when I came here
i had not thc views that I now havo with refer
ence to the reconstruction of the States. I had
a conversation with one of the ablest men in
this country upon that subject, and I might
auu, wun a gentleman now occupying what I
consider the highest position in this Republic
His views and mine at parting did not exactly
coincide. His last words were, " I would like
to csve you read the late speech of Senator Col
lamer, if you have not done so." As Ihad not.
he took particular pains to send to his own li
brary and got for me the only copy he had,
which he prized very highly, and trusted to his
goou lortunc to get another. To that speech I
owe the convictions which have dictated the
not which I have cast upon this floor. That
speech convinced me, and I know no other way
for a public man to rote than in accordance
with his convictions, leaving the consequences,
not to the dictation of selfish organizers of poli
tical parties, but to that Creator to whom a
man is as much responsible for his official
as for bis private acts.
l he gentleman from riew lork Mr. Kay-
monuj nas ioiu us mat judge touuner wss
conservative. Until those words, I had not
made up my mind to address tho House on this
occasion. I deemed it my duty then to define
Judge CoUamer's conservatism. He was for
preserving his Government, and he was for des
troying everything that stood in the way of
commending that Government to the protection
and blessing or divine frovidence. He was a
conservative of the right and a radical destruc
tive of the wrong. The gentleman from New
x one might have said or him that he was ara
dical conservative. He knew no expediency, he
xnew no policy, as against the equality of all
mankind before tho law ; and that is the sense
in which an immense majority of this iloise
can be called conservatives.
The gentleman from Kentucky Mr. Griderl
spoke ol Mr. Collamer as a conscientiously reli
gious man, and he might hive added that his
religion was of that kind which made him be
lieve and carry into actual practice the "belief
that men should be as equal before the bar of
his country as they were before the bar of God.
Judge Collamer met the black man on earth as
he knew he would meet him in heaven.
TIHRTV SIXTH CONGRESS.
nssr session.
WAiHixaio.v, Dec. 18.
House: Resolutions were introduced against
all manner of aristocracy: for the distribution
among the states or surplus arms; to ask the
President why Jeff. Davis has not been tried;
about elective franchise as a special feature of
State rights, (tabled;) calling for information
on Mexican relations; that District Court Clerks
shall not be relatives of the Judges; asking
about obstructions to free transit through Bilti
morc; t) extend the oath of allegiance to all
persons elected or appointed under United States
laws, (adopted;) asking for detail of the num
ber of soldiers from each State; for a general
hatbor improvement bill; to observe the obse
quies or memory of the late President, (Senate
bill concurred in-,) appiopriating 825,000 to
.Mrs Lincoln ; a bill extending suffrage in the
District of Columbia; concurring with the Sec
retary of the Treasury in his views on currency
restriction ; about registry of Amarican vessels
conveyed to British owners; against polygamy.
&The session was closed by a long speech from
.Mr Stevens of Penn., on the question of recon
struction, taking thc ground that the late rebel
States are not in the Union and must come in as
territories.
WAsmsGTOS, Dec, 10.
Senate Bills were introduced for the defence
of the Northeastern frontier; to authorize tho
establishment ef a branch of the frecdmen s bu
reau in each of the former Slave States.
The President's message on reconstruction was
read and was compared by Senator Sumner to
Pierce's white-washing message on Kansas.
.Messrs. Cowan and Doolittle defended the
President from the imputation.
House Certificates of election of members
from Louisiana and one from Virginia were re
ferred to the committee of fifteen.
The election committee were directed to inquire
into the right of Sir Harris of Maryland, to a
seat as a member.
The biU to regulate railroad transportation
between the States, known as the New York and
Washington Air Line bill, was passed, after a
sharp discussion, 02 to 02.
The joint resolution to amend thc Constitution
so as to prohibit the assumption or payment of
rebel debts by any State, was adopted.
WAsniscTO.v. Dec 20.
House A resolution that Jeff Davis should be
tried and punished for treason, and for inhu
manity to starved prisoners, was ordered to be
printed.
JIr Stevens presented thc petition of Judge
Warmouth asking to be admitted to the House
as a delegate from the territory ot Louisiana,
and purporting to be signed by 19,000 voters.
A resolution calling on Gen. Howard for infor
mation concerning the restoration to rebel own
ers of lands assigned to the freed men , and by
what autherity the property once vested In the
United States under confiscation, was thus taken
from the United States and bestowed en con
quered enemies, was aboptcd.
"Przttv Waiter Girl CnuRcn." In the
F ench Episcopal Church (Do I'&prit) in
Twenty-second street, New York, the con
tributions of the members are collected by
young ladies, in accordance with a custom
which exists in France. A portion of the
congregation has taken exception to the pro-,
cceding and threaten to cause considerable,
trouble. Thc rector, Dr. Vcrrtns, is pretty
freely denounced for permitting what, in this
country, is certainly an innovation ; and
some people more witty than reverential,
have gone so far as to call the edifice the
"Pretty Waiter Girl Church."
A LrciD Creed. X sect in Berlin, Prus
sia, called "Cogitants," have for a motto :
'Our knowledge is our faith ; onr dignity 1
is our morality ; our worship is lite, and oux
religion it our secret J'
A lew of their doctrines and practices arc
as follows : ?
"Neither thclt nor fraud can be punish
ed with imprisonment Women are to have "
a part in the church government' Only tbo
lower part of tho coffin should be buried in.
the earth."

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