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EnlnricDeut of Oar Sheet.
With tie new Year, the IMilt Fee: Feus will
b eslarced by the aiditlon of a column to each
pai, raaklnr It considerably the' largest, as It !i
laneh the oldest Daily in Vermont. The Increase
will enable 01 to add noticeably to the amount and
variety or our rtadlnz matter to dre increased
(pace to our telecraphle news j to give more atten
tion and additional Tocm to local Intelligence and
8Ute itemi,and to do far better justice to onr adver
tisers, whose farors have so often daring the past
year been crowded into supplements If not crowded
oat altogether by the pressure on'ocr columns. Wo
propose also, with the enlargement, to mate a new.
arranzement of the matter In our columns, which
will areatly Increase their Tlue to advertisers.
With which improvements, and with a ltrger cir
culation, both Dally and Weekly, than any other
paper In this region, the Faxt Puis will bo an un
rivalled medium for advertisers.
In order to these changes, we lave enlarged
our establishment, by taxing for our own business
the lower floor of the Free Press Building, hltheito
rented, and by adding an extension to the rear,
thus giving us in front a convenient and accessible
Counting room on the ground floor, and a light,
spaeloD and commodloBS press room In the resr.
In this, in addition to our former mechanical facili
ties, w have placed a new and large FastCtuic
ii Sm ii Pmrss, which will enable us to delay our
forms later for telegraphic news, and at the tame
time give the sheets earlier to our subscribers.
The entire second floor of the building, will be
devoted to our active and growing Job Pfimisa
DaraaTXUT, which with Improved arrangement,
added space and fresh additions of new type and
improved machinery, will be found equal to any
demand upon It. The third floor will, as hereto
fore, be occupied with the editorial and newspaper
composing rooms.
The improvements thus announced, we intend to
be but the earnest of others, which will in due time
bo added.ai thiy shall be warranted oy our steadily
increasing patronage, and the growth of oar thrlv
ngelty. Identified withBurllngtonfor so manyyears.ane de
voted loheartilytoltsinterestsjtheadvocateof true
Republicanism and human rights, irrespective of
race or eolorj of temperance and good order, and of
whatever shall conduce to the credit, prosperity
and best welfare of cur State and County and City,
the Far Press will endeavcrfor the future, still
better than In the past, to merit the support and
approval oT all whose opinion is worth having. And
we ask the co-operation of our kind, readers
In town and country, in our efforts, by extending
the circulation of the Fee Press to increase Its
usefulness and valuo to its readers.
Though the price of paper has lately advanced,
and is now nearly treble Its price before the war,
and though the city papers which lowered their
prices during the Summer are again advancing tlicni
the Fbes Tnas will remain at the same prico as
heretofore :
Txxki or ibe Dailt Fb ee Priss per month, TO
eents ; perquartcr, it ; per year, 13, always in ad
vance. Tenctpies.bymall, to one address for one
year, $75.
It suits some of the papers, and more cs
pecially the democratic papers, to aesume
that the President and Mr. Seward have fet
tled for themselves and for the Country, the
whoie question of reconstruction. By the
withdrawal of the Provisional Governors
and the recognition of those elected by ths
people of the Southern States, say these
journals, those States are brought fully back
into tLc Union ; the matter of their repre
sentation in Congress is a small affair, and
Congress will have to back down on that or
fight tbo President.
But it is evident that while the theory of
the President is that the rebel States were
nevir cut of the Onion, he does not by any
means take the ground that they arc now
restored to their old status. Mr. Seward in
his letters to the new Southern Governors
aajs : "I have the honor to tender you the
co-operation of the Government of the Uni
ted Strtes whenever it may be found ncecs
sary in effecting the early restoration, and
the permanent prosperity and welfare of the
State over which you havo been called 10
The restoration of these States is, thcrc
forelore, yet to come, and in cfiecting it, the
Administration can only co-operate with
Congress. And it is the duty of Congress
not to permit such restoration except upon
clear and definite guaranties of protection
and equal rights to the freedmcn, repudia
tion ol the doctrines of State rights, of the
secession heresy, and of the rebel war debts,
and satisfactory assurance of future loyalty,
on. the part of the South.
The Jamaica Maisnrre.
When the first accounts of the disturban
ces in the island of Jamaica reached this
country, the democratic papers, and among
them the Burlington Sentinel, hastened to
describe it as an out break of barbarism on
the part of the blacks, a wanton massacre of
the whites, and a fresh proof of the incapac
ity of the Degro for civilization. But the
truth concerning the whole of the horrible
work which has been going on in Jamaica
is coming to light, and should cover with
shame these calumi la'ors of an unfortunate,
and in this case,as in so many others, abused
and helpless race It appears now that the
bloodshed in.Jamnica hae been almostwhol-
ly the work, to use the language of Harpers
WciWy, "of men of the same color ae those
who perpetrated thetlaughter of St. Bartho
lomew : who worked the guillotine and su
pervised the September massacres and the
Koyadcs of the French Revolution ; who
blew Sepoys from cannon and starved pris
oners at AndcrsonTillc in fine, of the white
and not the black."
The simple facts of the case, as brought to
light from English official sources, appear to
t that there was a riot of the colored men
to resist the execution of a warrant against
some of their number. Tbo military were
called upon and fired -into them, killing
several. The infuriated rioters then closed
with the soldiers, and seizing their muskets, j
lew some twenty of them in turn, and tore j
others in pieces. But Governor Evro him
self admits that woman and children were
respected. Only one white man wbb subse
quently killed, and the Governor further ad
mits that there was no attempt at extending
an insurrection. But panic instantly seized
the British authorities. They surrounded
with a military force the settlement in which
the outbreak had occurred, summoned the
Maroons, a tribe of wild mountaineers, de
scendants of the old Spanish slaves upon the
island, and advancing upon the inhabitants
slaughtered them indiscriminately.
The latest accounts through British chan
nels confirm the etatement that upwards of
two thousand of the negroes have been
s)Tiun trA ni-i frfim TPrvnrt mrf? tit lm
. ' ; ... , . I
officer in command it appears that many had I
Wfn nut to dta'th wilhont trial or invwtiio-
tionofanTkind. there be.ne. it is coollv I
added, "no time for such forms "
;The Liberals of England have demanded a
government investigation into these facts,
and Lord John Russell bas promised that it
boll be made speedily and strictly. Mr,
Brijbt in a recent speech said :
I fear that the name and the fame of England
have never received a deeper wound or a darker
stain than they have by the recent transactions
in that island. I say if murder have not chang
ed its name, if it be now a crime visited with
punishment in this country, then I hold that the
Governor of Jamaica and his accomplices will
yet have to stand at the bar of justice.
And Goldwin Smith, in a letter to the Bos
ton Dai!y Advertiser, writes :
"As the case at present stands there is noth
ing whatever to prove peculiar, much lees inde
hole, ferocity in the regro race. Bat the
whites of the island, the English officers who
have been corrupted by the blandishments of
that depraved society (for it Is ,deeply deprav
ed), and sad to say, the Governor himself, have
committed such atrocities, that if the Home
Government were to fail in its dnty of vindicat
ing the character of this country, it will be time
for an Englishman who circs for the honor of
his nation to lock cut fcr another home."
Vermont State Temperance Conrcntion.
The Vermont State Temperance Society
held its annual meeting at Randolph, Decem
ber 20th and 21st. The attendance was un
usually large, and the meeting was of more
than ordinary interest.
Reports were made by delegates from va
rious counties of the condition of the cause
in their localities. It appears that in the
Northeastern portion of the State the Socie
ty of uood Templars is in a flourishing con
dition, and is doing a great amount of good
nearly 1000 members meet weekly in Or
leans County.
On Wednesday evening, J.S. Adams,Esq.,
of Burlington, delivered a forcible address
on the practicability and duty of a thorough
enforcement of our prohibitory law.
On Thursday, at 10 1-2 A. M., Rev. P,
II. white, of Coventry, delivered an inter
esting address on the necessity of effective,
working temperance organizations.
The following resolutions were adopted by
the Convention :
Resolved, That we deem it practicable and in
cumbent upon U3 to raise the sum of go.WU, to
be used under the direction of the executive
oommittce, for the purpose of succc I ull pros
ccuting the temperance reform in this State the
coming year.
Resolved, That we recommend that mass tem
perance meetings be held in all parts of theState
the coming year, where the executive committee
shall deem expedient.
Resolved, That the duties of temperance men
will set be discharged till temperance organiza
tions are established in every town and school
district in the State.
Resolved, That the use of cider, domestic
wines and other fc mcnted liquors as a beverage
ty prolcssional lneniis oi temperance, is a se
rious obstacle to the progress of the cause.
Resolved, That it is the duty of every virtu
ous citizen to endeavor to secure the nomination
and election of men of pure morals and temper
ance principles and habits for our political
Resolved, That we are as fully as ever con
vinced of the necessity ot our prohibitory law,
and of the practicability of its enforcement; and
believe it is demanded not only by temperance
men as a temperance measure, but that as a
measure of political economy.it is indispensable,
and it is required for the protection of the inter
ests of the State, and that no citizens can be
justified in indifference, or neglecting to use all
proper efforts to secure its full enforcement
throughout the State.
Resolved, That the skill and earnestness of
Jlr v W Atwatcr, our general agent, in his la
bors during the past year, deserve our special
commendation; and that so far as informed, we
approve his course.
The Officers of the Society elected for the
ensuing year, are as followB :
President Rev. L. A. Dunn of Fairfax.
Vice Presidents J. G. Stinson ot Water-
bury, John Howe, Jr., of Brandon, Rev. A,
T. Bullard, of St. Johnebury.
Recording and Corresponding Sccretary-
Rcv. J. Torrcy of Hardwick.
Statistical Secretary Rev. P. II. White
of Coventry.
Treasurer G. W. Scctt of Montpelicr.
hxecutive Committee Rcy. B. F. Ray of
Hartford, Dr. E. E. Phelps of Windsor.Rev.
M. Kiader of Woodstock, Hon. W. M. Pin-
grce of cathcrsficld, Dca. X Morris of
Norwich, Rev. E. 11. Byington of Windsor,
and Rev. H. Worthcn of Springfield.
Dr. L. Sheldon of Rutland, J. G. Stinson
of Watcrbury , Horace Fairbanks of St. Johns
bury, Deacon Morris of Norwich, Fabius
Bancroft ot Bellows Falls, ana W. W. At-
water of Vergcnncs, were appointed a Fi
nance Committee to make arrangements for
raising the $5,000 fund recommended.
TnE Coxditiox or the Socm RxronT or
Gen. ScncRZ. Gcn.Carl Scburz's official re
port of his recent tour through the States of
South Carolin?, Georgia, Alabama, Missis
sippi and Louisiana, laid before the Presi
dent a few d&ys ago, and sent to Congress,
has been published. It is an elaborate and
interesting document, giving a full account
of the condition of the States lately m re
bellion, and of the feeling of the people,
white and black. Its great length precludes
our giving it entire, but the fallowing sum
mary of his conclusions gives a very good
general idea of its contents
"I may sum up all I have said in a few words.
If nothing were necessary but to restore the
machinery of government in the States latelv
iu rebellion in point of form, the movement made
to that end by the people of the South micht be
considered satisfactory. But if it is required
that the Southern people should also accommo
date themselves to the results ofthe war in point
oi epini, inrae movements nil lar snort of what
must be insisted upon.
The loyalty of the masses and most ofthe
leaders ot the southern people, consist in sub
mission to necessity. There is, excect in indr
vidual instances, an entire absence of that na
tional spirit which forms the basis of true loyal,
alty and patriotism.
The emancipation of the slaves is submitted
too only in so far as chattel slavery in the old
form could not be kepi up. But although thi
freed man is no lcngcr considered the property of
. i - t 1 . i. -1 ... .
me luunrjuui uiiuiti-, uc is cocsiucrcu me stare
of society, and all independent btale legislation
win snow me icnucncy to mane him such. The
ordinances abolishing slavery, passed by (he
conventions under the pressure ot circumstances
will not be looked upon as barring the establish
mcnt ol a new lorm oi servitude.
Practical attempts on the part of the South
ern people to deprive the negro of his rights as
a irecuman may result in bloody collisions,
and will certainly plunge Southern society into
rcsuess uuciuauons ana anarcmcai conmsion.
Such evils can be prevented only bv conlinn
ing the control of the hational Government in
the States lately in rebellion until free labor !
fully developed and firmly established, and the
advantages and blessings of the new order of
things have disclosed themselves. This desirable
result will be hastened by a firm declaration on
the part of the government that national control
in the South will not cease until such results
arc secured.
Only in this way can that security be estab-
iisneu in mc ooutn wnicn win render numerous
immigration possible, and such immirratinn
would materially aid a favorable development of
inings. xae solution oj me proDiem will be
very much facilitated by enabling all the loyal
and free labor elements of the South to exercise
a healthy influence upon legislation: it will hard
ly be possible to secure the freed men against
cppressivc class legislation and private persecu
tion unless he be endowed with a certain meas
ure of political power.
As to the future peace and harmony of the
Union, it is of the highest importance that the
people or the Mates lately in rebellion, be not
permitted to build up another 'peculiar institu
tion' wncs; spirit is in conflict with the funda
mental principles of our political system: for as
long as they cherish interests peculiar to them
5x1 preerence to those they have in common with
the rCst of the American people, their loyalty to
the Union will always be doubtful.
are no well meaning men among those who were
compromised in the rebellion. Thrr innn.
hut neither their t umber nor their influence is
strong enough to control the manifest tendency
of the popular spirit
.Thre are R00"1 ""on' fcr hope that a deter- f jects
-... .wv ...I v, usiiuiui gov
ernment will produce innumerable and valuable
conversions. This consideration counsels lenity
as to persons, such as it demanded by the hu
mane and enlightened spirit of.our times, and
vigor and firmness In carrying oat of principles
each as is demanded by the national tease of
justice and the exigencies of our situation
I have conscientiously endeavored to see things
as they were, and to represent them as I saw
them. I have been careful not to use language
stronger than was warranted by the thoughts I
intended to express. A comparison of. the tenor
of the annexed documents with thal'of my ro.
port, wdl convince you that I have studiously
avoided over statements. Certain legislative at
tempts at present made in the South, and es
pecially in South Carolina, seem to' be .more
than justifying the apprehensions I ha-e ex
pressed. Conscious though I am of having used ay best
endeavors to draw from what I saw and learned
correct general conclusions, vet lam far from
placing too great a trust in my own , Judgment,
when interests of such magnitude are at stake.
I know that this report is incomplete, although
as complete as an observation ot a few months
would enable me to make it Additional tacts
might be elicited, calculated to throw new light
upon the subject. Although I see no reason for
believing that things have changed for the better
since I left the South, yet such may be the ease.
Admitting all these possibilities, still I would
entreat jou to take do irretraceable step toward
relieving the States lately In rebellion Jrom all '
national control, until such favorable changes
are clearly and unmistakably ascertained.
To that end, and by virtue of the permission
you honored me with when sending me out, to
communicate to you my views as to measures of
policy proper to be adopted, I would now respct
fully suggest that yon advise Congress to send
one or more 'investigating committees' into the
Seuthern States, to inquire for themselves into
the actual condition ol things before final action
is taken upon the readmission of such States to
their representa.ion in the legislative branch of
the government and the withdrawal of all na
tional control from that section of the country."
Reconstruction. Provisional Governor
Holden ot North Carolina, has been remov
ed from duty, and the Stato- turned over to
the rule of Governor Worth. In like man
ner, tbo President has, through the Secre
tary of State, relieved Judge Sharkey as
Provisional Governor of Mississippi, and re.
cognized Governor Humphreys as bis duly
elected successor.
Only two Provisional Governors now re
main In office, those of Florida and Texas.
Ciibistkas Festivals, The Unitarian Socie
ty gave a pleasant festival to the Children of
their Sabbath School, on Christmas evening.
A Christmas trce.bung with presents for the
children, an address by Rev. Mr. Ware, and
singing by the choir and the children, were
the principal features of the evening, which
was highly enjoyed by the little ones as well
as by a large number of their parents and
adult friends who were present.
The Sabbath School of tbo Episcopal
Church bad their celebration on Thurs
day evening, with a notable Christmas tree
in the Church, and suitable exorcises and
entertainments in the Sabbath School room.
The New Orca.n for the Third Congrega
tional Church was set up last week, and a
few professional musicians and amateurs
were present at the first trial of it; and all
united in pronouncing it a fine instrument.
Workmen arc now busy putting up the
screen for tho front there is no case, prop
erly speaking and we trust an early oppor
tunity will be given for the Public to hear
the organ.
The organ is from the manufactory of
Messrs. Simmons & Co., of Boston, and will
well sustain their reputation. It has the
following slops :
Great Organ Open Diapason ,3 feet pipes
Stepped Diapason Bass 8 feet Dulciana
8 feet Principal 4 feet Twelfth. 2 2-3 feet
fifteenth, 2 feet Flute 4 feet Trumpet 8
lect iioni riute, a teel .Mixture, 3 rants.
Swell Oecan Bourdon, 16 feet Stopped
Diapason Treble, S feet Stopped Diapason
Bass, 8 feet Principal Treble. 4 feet Prin
cipal Itas, 4 fect Kcrauhjpbon, 3 feet
jlauiooy, a leet fixture - ranks.
Pedal Organ Open Diapason, 1C feet.
Mechanical Registers Pedal and Swell
Coupler Swell and Great Coupler Pedal
and uoupicr swell Tremulant red-
al Check Bellows Signal.
There are twentj-five stops and registers,
and 1,069 pipes ; two manuals with a com
pass of 50 notes from CC to G 3, tho
pedal compass is 25 notes from C C C to C.
Those who are familiar with the construc
tion of organs, will see that for the size the
selection of stops js excellent ; it was pro
posed to have another pedal stop, but the
space allotted for the instrument proved not
large enough, and tbo organ is abundantly
large for the church as it is.
The warm weather of three days past bat
disposed very thoroughly of our sleighing,
which at best was not first rate. Pouring
rain with the thermometer at 60 as it was
Wednesday forenoon, is curious weather for
the last week cf December in these parts.
mr. u.ise or .MR. iiUBBiLL. Ihe rumor
that Mr. II. G. Uubbell had been seen in
Toledo, Ohio,proves to have bad no substan
tial lounuation. Mr. null, a very compe
tent man for the purpose, who went West
immediately after Mr. Uubbell was seen in
Detroit, to search for him, has returned
home, having failed in his' search, and with
out a trace to relieve the suspense of Mr.
Hubbell's family and friends.
Fatalities. Wm. Mason of Brookfield
aged 19, fon of Geo. L. Mason, formerly of
Burlington, was killed at White River
Junction on Thursday last while getting off
from a train.
Mr. John Dooley of Sandgatc was lately
found dead in the highway. It is supposed
bis team ran awr.y with him in tbo night
and that the wagon must have struck a
rock and thrown him out. Ho le
wife and five children.
Acknowledgements. Wc arc under obli
gations to Hon. Portl-s Baxter, M. 0., for
the valuable scries of six bound volumes of
the Congressional Globe for the last session
of Congress ; also to Gen. D. W. O. Clarke,
clerk ofthe Senate, for a copy of the Con.
gressional Directory of the present session ;
also to Messrs. Foot and Morrill for copies of
tbo Globe containing the tributes to the me
mory of Senator Collamcr for wbicb they
will accept our thanks.
BcicLAsy at Winoosei. The office of
Edwards and Stevens at Winooeki was bro
ken into on Friday night, and the money
drawer robbed of its contents, amounting to
but a small turn. A much larger amount
of money, which was in tbo office dcring the
day. had been removed to a 'safer1 place of
deposit, doubtless much to the disappoint
ment of the thief, who as yet goes undis
Yinovr Tea cn las' Associatiox, The
State Teachers' Association 'will hold its an
nual meeting .at Brattlebcro, Jan. 30th.
Interesting addresses and discussion on sub-I
pertaining lo Education may "be expect-
ed, ot which a luller announcement will be
made in due stasoa
Poix in Pkospict. They have been kill
ing pigs in Jericho Centre lately, and have
done well at it, eight of them the pigs not
the Jericho people, weighing nearly 3000
lbs. as will appear by the following table :
One killed by Jas. 8. Howland, agt8
month and 2C days,
... . YT. N. Pierce, age 8
months 20 days,
' " Hosea SpauIJing' age 8
SSI lbs
344 "
881 "
, SS3 "
350 "
months M days,
E M Humphrey, age 8
months 20 days, 37
L CHall egeJ, mouths
lo days,
" " Wm 3 Lee.age 8 months
14 days.
" " EH Lane, age 7 months
24 days.
One hog by L L Lane, age 20 months, 61
" " Augustus Wood, age 18
months, 481 "
Tue friend whu sends us the
above figures, adds "if any of our
good friends from the city should see fit to
call on us, we can promise them a dish of
good pork at least."
Hew Mcsic. H. L. Story, publisher, of
this city, sends us several pieces of in
strumental music by II. Louis. "Christmas
and lcw Tears Dances," "Mountain Nymph
Polka," and "Waltz of thcWatcr Nymphs;"
alsjthe "Waterfall Polka," a pretty one
by E. M. R. which look to ns very much
like tho initials of our young friend Edwin
Read. All are to be found at Story's.
Rev. J. B. Perry has been dismissed, at
his request, from tho pastoral charge ol the
Congrcgitional Church in Swanton, by a
Council which met on the 5th inst. The
Council expressed by resolution its "entire
confidence in brother Perry as a faithful and
able evangelical minister," and recommended
him as such to Christian people and Chris
tian Churches.
Capt Ogdcn B Read has been nominated
to a Lieutenancy in the regular army.
Rutland. The gas works in Rutland took
fire at one o'clock on Sunday morning and
tbo building was destroyed, a very incon
venient loss to the citizens. Tho Sunday
evening exercises in the Episcopal Church
had to be omitted in consequence, and a gen-
cralraid was made on the stores for kero
sene and lamps. Loss $2000, no insurance.
On Sunday night a femalo infant, appa
rently about a week old, was left at the
house of Gen. F. W. Hopkins of Rutland.
One of the young ladies heard the door bell,
and on opening the uoor saw two men in a
sleigh, who immediately drovo off. She
next found in the hall what she suppof-ed to
bo a bundle of clothes lying upon the floor,
but which proved to bo a baby. The child
was comfortably dressed. What to do with
tbo unexpected Christmas present, was at
last accounts a considerable probhm in the
Westebx Ve&uosi Mcsical Association.
The next Convention of the Western Vermont
Musical Association, will be holden at Academy
Hall, St. Albans, Vermont, commencing Janu
uary 2d, at 10 o'clock, A. M., and continuing
four days, under the direction of Prof. L. 0.
Emerson, assisted by Mrs. Mjnnie Little, Solo
ist, and Prof. J. E. Perkins. Pianist, of
The Chorus Wreath, a collection of Oratorio
Choruses, American and English Glees, and ad
vanced sheets of Mr. Emerson's new book of
psalmody, will be adopted for us.
The Officers of the Association take great
pleasure in presenting the above array of talent
which they feel sore will meet the hearty ap
proval of all who may attend; and also m an
nouncing that there wili be two Grand Concerts
given during the Convention, on Thunday and
Friday evenings, Jan. 4th and 5th.
Tickets to the Convention, including Concerts,
Gentlemen; $1.00. Ladies, 50 cts. Ticket to
each Concert, 30 cts.
Arrangements havbcen made that members
will be entertained in private families for 50 cts.
per day. and at the Hotel, at 31.50.
Arrangements have been made with the Rut
land and Burlington, Vermont Central and Can
ada, Rutland and Washington, and OgJens
burgh Railroads, to carry persons attending
the Convention or Concerts tor fare one tray,
Return checks will be famished by I. M
TRIPP. Sscretary of the Association.
Rial Instate Aitxaisal. Tbo following
appears in the Woodstock Standard :
At the last session of the General Aswm
bly, a committee was appointed to average
and equalize the real estate appraisals of
the various counties, in accordance with
sec 31 of chap. 83 of the General Statutes,
and as chairman of the said committee I
have received several letters making enquir
ies in regard to their formal doings. A full
report was made to the House of Represcnt-
niivcs at me time, as renuirea bv said sec.
31, but as it docs not appear to be under
stood by all listers, will you please publish
tho following for tho benefit ot all concern
rranxjin uounty, increased 5 rr cent.
Urlcans n 15 n
Washington " 10 "
Chittenden " reduced 10 "
Grand Isle " " 10
Rutland " 5
Windsor " " 5
The remaining counties in the Ktxtn
iclt without alteration. Lewis Pratt.
The Montpelicr taxpayers arc growling
because the county board raised them ten
per cent and the State board having put ten
more on Washington County, Montpelicr
goes up 20 per cent.
V Tl . . .
iu.T i-ust-ui 1 ices Vermont is a
creditor State, paying last year, $182,103 04
while the expenses in Vermont
wf. 170,914 02
Leaving a surplus tf $12,184 42
Among the items for Vermont in the Post
master General's report, we find letter post-
age $7,940 74, newspaper postage 12,191
r U . -4- 1.1 , 11 nr.i n ..
uo i lamp eoiu iuj,va JO, so that our
postage is greater than all the ordinary ex
penscs 01 ine atatc government previous to
our war debt It is worth noting that
New Hampshire, with a larger population
than Vermont, paid less limn Vermont on
each of the above items.
Mail routes in Vermont :
By Rail Road, 500 miles, cost
Other routes, 1711 miles, cost
Total, 2217
Compensation to postmasters,
Incidental expenses,
The number of Post-Offices in Vermont is
Forefathers' Dat The 22d, which was
the 245th anniversary of the Landing of the
Pilgrims at Plymouth, was observed in Bos
ton by a grand meeting of Massachusetts
soldiers, and the, delivery of their colon car
ried during the late war, to the State au-
Middlebury, which is the only place in
Vermont that regularly celebrates the day
its customary celebration with a public alone constituted on n, iven State, I should
address, which was to bo by Rev. Wm. T.
Eustis.of New Haven , Conn., and a festive
party in. tho'cvcniogTp , .
Correspondence of the Free rrcsa.l
Washington, D. C, Dec 18, 1SC5.
Messrs! "Editors ofthe Free Press :
XqUal suffrage is the all-absorbing
topic cf discussion among the people ot Wash
ton just now. A fear that Congress might pass
a law upon the subject at once, has been tho
cause of much excitement. Iu the Common
Council, the matter was discussed in a manner
that would have done credit to a Confederate
Congress. The upshot of the matter is that a
special election is to be hell at once to obtain
the sentin-ems of the people. It will cot re
quire a prophet to foretell the results of such an
election. Hundreds will not go to the polls.and
the yotewjiP'bc overwhelmingly against the
colored man.
In the Circuit Court, we had a touch of the
old-time Southern chivalry last week us which
Judge Olin was called "a liar and a scoundrel"
by a. Mr. Bradley, who has been a lawyer in this
city for several years. He was allowed to com
plete the case which was then on the docket,
but will be called to account for his ruffianism
as soon as the suit is finished.
Our Mayor has written a leng letter to the
Secretary of the Interior, regarding, tho inter
tsts of the city. He gives plenty of advice to
Mr. Harlan, and lectures Congress as though
he was a pedagogue and they tho unruly urch
ins of his flock. He gives two long weary col
umns to the market-house, while he disposes of
the public schools in less than one-fifth of the
space. No doubt the former is of vastly more
consequence to his constituents than the latter.
He has not a word to say on the suffrage ques
tion. Gen. Banks addressed the the National Equal
Suffrage Association on Thursday evening, and
he will ably sustain the cause of the colored man
in tho House.
The recent annual report of the Chief of Po
lice in the city, shows that during the year
twenty-six thousand four hundred and seventy
eight arrests were made It is sincerely to bo
hoped that Congress may do something to in
crease the police force of the District It was
organized for a city of fifty thousand people,
and numbers about one hundred and sixty men.
The population of the city has nearly doubled,
and yet the force remains tho same.
I should have stated in my lift that the Rv.
Dr. Boynton is paster of the First Congrega
tional Church of this city. The Sect y have
services each Sabbath in the Capitol.
A. 1). J.
I'roni Wnslilnfton.
Washington, L. C, Ike. 23, 1865.
Messrs. Editors cf the Fret Press :
The proceedings of Congress, up to the
time of adjournment for the holidays, have been
chiefly preliminary.
On the great question of the session, no setkm
can be had, until the reports of the committees
having the matter in charge have been made.
It would bo impossible that there should not,
upon a question of such novelty and magni
tude, be much original diversity of opinion ;
but with the spirit of toleration, cherished be
tween the Executive and Congress, ami by the
members towards each other, there can be no
doubt but thtt a harmonious Treult will Le
It may be regarded as settled, that no
conflict between the President and Ooogress, cr
division in the great Union party, that carries
the ark of the country's safety in its hands, will
take place.
The view presented by Jlr. Thaddcus Stevens
in his speech, in whioh he took the ground that
the rebel States are out of the Union, and there
fore require Territorial governments, finds
comparatively few supporters; the prevailing
opinion being that of President Johnson and of
President Lincoln, that the States have never
been out of the Union. The prodignl son was
not out of the family, though be was out of
the hoicehold.
The great majority now appear to agree with
Hon. John Sherman, that conditions should be
prescribed for the admission of the States in
question, in the form of amendments to the
Constitution. Those States themselves couU
give no security against a change of sentitaent
in their people, when once the matters which
have grown out of the rebellion should be re
mitted to the jurisdiction of local law, and the
magnitude of the interests involved, it is
thought, requires nothing less than Constitu
tional safeguards.
As to what amendments should be mide, the
views of members have been indicated in propo
sitions which look to the entire abolition of priv
ilege and inequality throughout the Union; to
the empowering of Congress to enforce this
provision, bv fitting legislation for the rights of
whites and blacks; to the precluding the repu
diation of our, or the assumption of the rebel
debt, to a change of the basis of representation
from "Federal numbers" to actual voters to
the authorization of export duties, and provis
ion for universal education.
Meanwhile there is a probability that negro
suffrage will be satisfactorily disposed of by Con
gress, within the limits of its own " local " ju
risdictionthat is, iu this District The City
Government ol Washington has shown that
the rights of the colored people are not safe in
its hands. Congress last year made provi
sion for the education of the colored people in
this District, and tho'Covernraen t of this City,
by an adroit manicu'er, completely nullified
the Act of Congress, and left the poor colored
people as far cut in the cold as ever. The color
ed man is not qualified to vcte till he is educat
ed, say they- and this is the way they educate
him! So will it bo everywhere, Admit this
plea, and when will the colored man lie educat
ed, by those who do not wish him to vte ?
During the past Tew weeks death h ss found
victims among our most noted men, Thomas
Corwin, Jacob CcJJamer, Preston Kinr and Or
lando Kellogg, were men who made their mark
in our politics ami history. Their pracrs can
not easily be filled. But they lived, to see our
government emerge, purified and strengthened,
from a fiery trial that would have dissolved any
other fabric which politicians or statesmen have
ever reared, and to close their eyes upon the
prospect t its enduring peace, harmony
and prosperity. "ym i (j
TnESriRtT or the South. The correspon
dent of the Boston Daily Advertiser chits a
letter from tho South ns follows :
" Freedom of speech and safiitv of m-rson
are very far from being assured in nil sec
tions of theso States. T believe thev have
been won in the cities ani large towns, and
on the main Hum nl ,:in- . i,.,t
... aw, r. t . ti u 1 LI , tw.
any northern man who g xs into the country,
whether for business or nlraanrn. w.-hithrr
as a resident or a trarele r, must walk and
talk circumspectly. II he undertakes to
maintain radical scnti ments nn thn
question, his friends wil probably find hia
dead some morning sb ot from bohind, as is
the custom of tho cou atrv. Thn lr-ndini
men of each of these St atts generally invite
immigration from the 1 jorth, and thcry arc
honest and sincere in t heir exnrrsion of de
sire for the influx or n ew lire. They will, I
am sure, do all they c an ta nude. thi St.itn
safe and inviting for emigrants. In timo
even Ueorgia ir ill be asfreeasnew York; I
but at present, the m wi.nr h rnl I,., 1
little disposition cf v
ex-rebel soldjei s arc everywhere the
disposed class 0 f citizens, and if they
expect peace and order and freedom to free
ly abound at once. The bad classes arc, all
tiicwomcn, most of the preachers, ncarlv all
the young and middle aged men who did not
go into tho army, and many of the young
rebel staff officers and officers who didn't sec
active service
I'ollce Court.
Before Recorder Road Tcoiday John Brooks
was fined $10 and cost far selling liquor,
also Calixt Linioge and Cba. Wolcott.
Tbos. Baker for assault was fined $5 and
Before Juatico Uollcnbeck TuesdaylMichael
Haley was fined $5 and cost for assault, and
John Kelly for the same offense the same
amount ; Louis Martin Dan O'Brien and
James Blinn were fined $5 and cost each for
intoxication and William Clay for resisting
an officer was bound in $500 bonds to await
Lcander Freeman, colored, was brought
up Tuesday, charged with assaulting officer
Clark and trying to bite hi3 nose off. In
vestigation continued to Friday.
A prostitute namrd Brixley was fined $10
and costs for hailotry.
Merrle Christmas.
That it is fitting and right to observe with
rejoicing the day of tho birth ofthe Redeem
er of mankind, should need no argument.
And that, if there be a doubt as to the day,
it is well to observe that which has come
down to us through so many ages as Christ's
natal day, and which was kept as a Sab
bath by tho primitive Church, would seem
to be equally beyond question. The ancient
Anglo-Saxons made the day the beginning of
the year. With us, it is tbo herald of tho
New Year ; and of what a glad new rear is
t not the herald ? With Peace restored ;
with a new Country.purgcd as by fire ; with
Freedom to all proclaimed as the highest law
of the land- we can this year with greater
thankfulness than ever, re-echo the Angel's
cry, "on Earth Peace, Goodwill to Men,"
and wish to all wo meet, a merry Christmas.
Restoration- i.v Soctii Carolina. Secre
tary Seward has forwarded a communica
tion to Provisional Gov. Perry, and to the
Governor elect, Orr, of South Carolina,
precisely similar to those sent to Alabama
and Georgia.
Congress has adjourned over the Holiday
to January 5th, when the real work of th
session will begin. Tims far, resolutions
and talk for Buncombe, have been the main
order of the day.
Rt'M did ir. At Hydcville last Friday
evening a tipsy Welch man named Ewings,
sat dawn, to wait for tho train, on the depot
platform with his fect on the track. The cars
came and cut one foot in two in the middle
and the toe off the other. The unfortunate
man afterwards walked into the depot and
eat down in a chair, knowing nothing of
what had luppencd to him. Amputation of
0110 foot above the ankle was found to be ne
cessary. At Castltttn on Monday, a man named
Wilson, from Hampton, N. Y.. while walk
ing on the tinck, was struck and instantly
killed by a train from Rutland. He had
been drinking.
New Senatoes. The Colorado Legisla
ture, on the 19tb elected John Evans and
Jerome B. Chaffco Cnittfd States Senators.
Both arc republicans.
The California Legislature on the lflth
elected Cornelius Cole United States Senator,
to suecctd James A- McDougall.
Fire at Procvorsville. Harrington's
atearu mill in Proctorsville, comprising a
grist mill, saw mill, mrrlage factory, paint
shop, and machinery iror the manufacture or
chair stock, was founi to be in tbraea, on
Sunday night, and w.ia totally destroyed.
The fire spread to a barn owned by Col. Red-
field Proetor. and that too. with 40 tons of
hay and a quantity of grain, was destroyed.
The fire is believed to have been the work of
an incendiary. Loss on the mill about $0000
insured for $2,500.
Tue Test vote taken in Washington on
Thursday, on tho suffrage quel tion, resulted
in a vote of about 7000 against negro suf
1 rage, to 75 in favor of extending the fran
chise. Of coutsc ncce of the negroes were
permitted to vote on the question, or it
might have stood differently.
Relics or a Picur Rack in- Tennessee.
(;-t-n, Milroy. who has been spending ranch
t'jnc in Smith county, in attending to some
1 aining and oil operations, informs us that,
' vhile at Watertown a few days sinco.he saw
1 omc remarkable graves, which bad been
liscloicd by the washing of a small creek
in its passage through a low bottom. The
jraves were from eighteen inches to two
I'cct in length, most of them ct the smaller
size, and were formed by an excavation
about fifteen inches beneath the surface, in
which were placed four undrcwed slabs of
roc k, one in the bottom of the pit, one on
each side and one on top. Human skeletons,
sjuic with nearly an entire skull, and many
wit h well defined bones, were found in them.
Inr teeth were very diminutive, but evident
ly tnoec ot an adult, iuartlien crocks were
touud also with the bkeletons.
Gen. Milroy could find out nothing respect
ing these Iiuputmn giaves in conversation
with the oldest inhabitants of the vicinity.
except that there was a large number of
Minilar graves, perhaps- thousands, near
Statevillc, in the ramc county, and also a
like burial ground at the inoutb of Stone's
river, near this city. They were examined
about thirty years ago and excited a good
ot comment. These diminutive human
skeletons eccm to have belonged to an cx
tiucjt pigmy race. Gen. Milroy has deposited
some of the bones in the Stato Library.
iXashttlle Prtts.
Witticisms from the Saturday lrcs.
A radical in Congraid propats to intro
duce a bill abolishing all National Banks,
except X. P. who jroa'i stay abolished.
A late sutler in the army called at our of
fice, the other day, to solicit alms on the
ground that he bad sought the bubble repu
tation at the soldiers' mouth and lost every-
ining nc naa in mo world but his character.
Wo were obliged to tell him that when he
bad lost that, too, he would be entitled to
help butnot before.
Why arc newly published songs like men
Because they arc new ditti&t.
President Johnson bas approved a bill to
prevent the further importation of cattle into
Washington. This may diminish the census
of tho city z little ; but. otherwise, wo
nould say tho cllect would be good.
The great ealc of railroad iron in Alexan
dria bas been postponed. All the great gov
ernment sales of late, have turned out to be
great government sells.
A correspondent who is curious in such
matters writes to inqure whether Schuyler
Colfax's name was not originally Schuylkill
The motto of all coins issued hereafter
fiom the U. S. Mint is to be "In God we
trust?' tbcre.is danger, however, that eve
rybody will read it, " In Gold we trust"
which is much nearer the fact
News Items.
Mr. Brown, tho Canadian Fmanro Min
ister, bas resigned on account of a difference
of opinion about the Reciprocity Treaty;
A young gentleman and young lady skat
ing hand in hand together on a pond in
Maine, fell into an air hole and the lady
was drowned.
Among a list of couiparatites, a Philadel
phia, exchange give us the followin-i pos
itive, pajin ; comparative, piano ; superla
tive, peanuts.
In this month tf December there iwilljbe
tico full moons m all porta of te United
Sutcs west of KanzAe. Next month, (Jan
uary, 1SC0,) the reverse of this will take
place, aa there will be txco full moons cast of
Colorado, and but one west of Kansas.
Since the close of the war emigration be
gins to go South, and during this year, up
to the close of October, suuo 01 me emi
grants arriving at New York went to the
reconstructed states, of whom the larger
number, 3C57, went to Missouri.
Mr. Ancona M. C, of Pennsylvania is of
the opinion that the revenue laws ought to
be revised in respect to the amount of in
come exempt from taxation. In view of the
increased cost of living, &c, since tho reve
nue laws were framed he thinks it proper
that incomes up to one thousand dollars
should bo exempt from taxation.
Tho Court of Appeal at Quebec has de
cided in favor ofthe application of Wayne
W. Blossom to be admitted to bail. This
settles a long vexed question, which arise
out of the alleged attempt to abduct George
J. Sanders. Blossom belongs in Maine, and
has been refused bail during several months,
niter a jury had failed to convict him on
One of the largest apple dealers in the
country, a Mr. Marshall of Xew York, has
failed, and numerous persons in Western
New York, larmers and agents, ,havo .lost
heavily in consequence. The Rochester pa
pcis report that one of Marshall's agents,
who was worth $30,000, has lost all, while
many fanners have lost the prico of their
entire cropd. So much fir .-"pcojluwi in
D. S. Wancn, mail carrier from Iowa Ci
ty to Washington, Iowa, wasfroxen to death
a few nights since on hia way to the latter
place. He was seventy-eight years of nge,
and his horse being fast in a mud-hole, and
the night being dark from a snow storm, the
old man and his horse both perished.
A vessel, lately arrived at New York from
China, reports having picked up about tix
weeks ago, midway between Africa and
South America, an empty half barrel, paint
ed with the name " ision," and supposed
to have belonged to the little shell which
sailed for Europe eighteen months ago, with
two men and a dog, and has never since been
beard from.
A lady in Union Co., Ky., a short time
since sold her land and received some eight
hundred or a thousand dollars in cash. A
night or two after a stranger called at her
house and demanded lodging for the night.
After some limitation he was admitted.
Later in the night he was aroused by the la
dy who told bim that three or four men
w'cre trying to break into the house. The
etianger arose, seized bis pistol, told her to
go down stairs and get behind the door and
open it when he directed her. Placing him
self in position he gaye the word, she open
ed the door and in rushed a man who bad no
sooner placed his foot on the door-sill than
ho fell dead by a bullet from the stranger's
pistol. A second man met the same fate. A
third was wounded and ran away. The dead
men were recognized as tho lady's son-in-law
and a near neighbor. The third man
was her son.
Vermont Item.
The shop and stock of the Jamaica leather
company at Jamaica was burned on the
12th ; insured for $10,000.
The Black Riycr pajicr mill and the Am
erican stencil looivt orks at springhelu were
burned on the 20th. The buildings burned
belonged to A. J. Fullam, whofe loss was
$5000 ; insured for $1000. F. Cnte A Co.
loot $1500; insured lor $S0O.
The store orctipicd hy 1'ulwrt .te Tnlinadge,
In Wolcotville, was eutirely burnt, on the
12th, with most of its contents. Lo& $15,
000 , no insurance.
The store of I). A. Gilbert, in Morrisvillo.
was broken open one night last week, and
an attempt made to blow open the safe.
The thief got $50 in strip.
James Moore of Newport ran away with
the wife ot a negro barker there, to Canada,
and finished by cutting his throat. As he
was a notorious thief, the region feel easier
The oldest man in Vermont, is the Key.
Tbos. Marvin, of Alburgb, who was bora in
the year 1772, and is therefore ninety-three
years old. His rather was a captain" in the
revolutionary war.
Z. E. Jameson of Irasburg, has taiscd
from six pounds of seed, six and one-half
bushels of potatoes. The seed is called the
Goodrich tccdling, and wa obtained from
The Bank of Caledonia is closing, and per
sons bavirg in their possession bills of said
uank are requested to present teem lor re
S. L. Goodcll bas purchased the farm of
Calvin Austin, ol Brandon, for $23,000.
There is a marble quarry on the farm which
Mr. Goodcll contemplates working.
Pruf. Agassiz has already discovered in
Brazil more than 700 fishes heretofore un
Bennett, ot the New York Herald, has
commenced the erection of a new and splen
did Herald building on the old site of Bar-
sum's Museum.
Our government has more powder on hand
than it needs, and will soon offer a quantity
for salo.
In the Delta of the Nile there are comple
ted and in successful operation about 550
miles of railway, involving a capital estima
ted at $35,000,000.
Public gossip says that Miss Anna E Dick
inson is soon to be married to a New York
journalist and widower, to whom she has
been privately engaged for four years.
Mrs Day of Dcrry, N U, 70 years of age,
in three weeks during the last fall; cut four
cords of wood, stove length, and spun twelve
skeins of woolen yarn.
Chicago is the largest lumber market in
the world. Its receipts this year have been
COG.042,000 feet of lumber .and its shipments
345,390,000. The lumber merchants there
have spent about ten millions in their busi
ness thi3 year.
A family in Cincinnati has this extraordi
nary record .
the father was killed by railing from the
roof of a building, a daughter burned to
death with camphenc, one son was drowned.
another killed by a railroad accident, and
still another came to his death by accident.
The mother is now in the city prison, as a
vagrant, and two daughters arc in bouses of
ill fame.
A Maine paper slates that a colony of fif
ty families, principally from that State, is to
embark for Palestine in July next. Thcv
propose to settle at Jaffa, the ancient Joppa
building lotsbaving been purchased, and will
carry out with them Yankee improvements
with a view to resuscitate theJong slumber
ing resources of tbat once splendid land.
Albany is talkinz about a newState Can-
' itol. Two plans arc on exhibition, both very
I ntaliAMla ...I tn . !n t-.T 1 . i T i J
to cost respectively $3,000,000 and $3,500,
000, to be constructed ot white marble
which tbo Yermon, quarries are very conven.
icniiy auic to supply.
The President has put his signature to
the bill excluding foroign cattle fron our
TheN ew York Evening Post thinks our
government should tell the Emperor Maxim-
ilian "to eet out of Mexico." aa the readiest .
crnr Aiaxim-'
means of avoiding a war.
Honor to Senator Collaver. -ve f
to n close to-day our extracts from
speeches made in Congress on the dcatl
Judge CoIIamer, with a portion 0f rU
the mot noticeable one of them all tha'
Senator Sumner. It will r, ;ny'a . '
An Editor o.v Ice. List night about
time, after reading a glowing description
lire on Bkatcs. wc prepared for our first
tempt, and sailed foith to join the aer
crowd. We had on a pair of stoga t J
trousers tucked inside, a Robert taiiu'.
nnd a white hat. We went down to the '
and gave a boy two shillings insbinrUt!"
for the Use of his implements.
Wc, with the assistance ot a friend ta
on the skate, and stood erect as a UrScT1
pole.' We have confidence, ev.'n as vi '
faith. tt(r'
Encouraged at the siht of some ladies on
e bridge looking at the skaters, we f J?
t. A slant to the right with tho.' L.
foot a slant to the left, and just then w
saw something on the ice, and stuped. urel
to pick it up ! On our feet again twj
to the right and one to the left, apciioan
icd tvith loss of confidence Another sn- '
with tbo left foot, and we sat down Via
fearful rapidity, very little, if any elegance
What a set down it was, for we made a iev
in the ice not unlike a Connecticut 1 after
bowl ! Just then one of the ladies remarked
Oh, Mary. look, that feller with tie
white hat ain't got his skates on the ri2tt
place !' Ditto thought we. Just t,en
ragged little devil sung out as he ptssej
Hallow old limber tigs,' and we rxe Jjer
and put after him. Three slides tj t-1 tl'j
two to the left, and away went onri.-(
one to the cast, and the other to the west
causing an iminenc Assure in our pants and
another picture of a butter tray ia the 't.uy
oh ' how told ice Then the Udy Wc
know she was one by the remark she made
again spoke and said 'Ob, look. Miry
that chap with the white hat has eat dun
on his handkerchief.' Wc rose aV-utu
gracefully as a saw horse, when Mary -a, :
Guess 'taint a handkerchief not a .; '
it. Just then a friend came along ac : rr
cred hia coat tail as a 'steadier.' YTeacJecu
ed the continuation of his garment, ur.it.
the river we went about tea ruds. ml,
shy to tne right by the leader . ausr 4
the wheel horse, to shoot off -n at at. f
heels up! But the ice U r-ru . Jj"
Wc tried it again. A glide , re w1T
glide and a half the other, wl.en wha .
came our bump of philoprogemtneneH
the ice, nnd saw a million of stars jan, ,D
around our eyes, like ballet girts at tee
Bowery theatre. How that ih, t werj
through our system, and up and j. ur
spinal column. Lightning euuld n ,t 1.
corkscrewed it down a greased sajiin
greater speed, and more exhileratinj"'rtCr
Boarding house butter nor a wa rant ii
could't have stuck closer than we did mi x
dozen ladies looking at ua. and our tlu:
'Hollow, old eock,' sang out that n--imp
again, and we were helpless ' S ..iCt
got up and made another trial witii
success. Perhaps we had skated, m j
peculiar style, fifteen feet, when a 1 kij..
ing chap came up behind, and wc sst J in
with our tired head pillowed in his Is; ir J
he swearing at us, when it was !,j wn
fault' How cohl the ice wasttir
Eery spot where we made ourdebu- ir
ee how cold it was Our bear s vi .-t
trs were no protection at all ' H e :- -.
again, for the papers say iu fun, an i ; ire
came our Roman Grecian nose, un tl - :
julep material, and the little dr r-- t :.i
eu ran down our shirt bosom n the
iCt.. Onee more we tried skating -malt :" r
the shore sat down and counted damans.
Two (hillings thrown away 0
lateral and oue 'fruntcral" bomr". "i. ia:
mense fissure in oi handsome a pj,r ttr
dollar caseimeres as ever a nun put ! le;
in. One rupture on the kuee cxter.j; 1.
he bone. Four buttons from oir 1
fragmented' wateh crystal, and a bet
ache big enough to divide amun tbc ibiW
ren of Israel. If you Latch u- a the
smooth, glossy, chilly, freezing, tn a henas.
deceitful, elippery and slir-uppirv ice agun
you'll know it. If any one evr Van ,'
our skating again, they will please draw 5
ns at sight lor tlW bivalves and aecmpr;
docuiurnti'. We have not through Kta'Y
It's a humbug. It'a a vexation, ot spiitt. .
business, of flesh, and tcarer of trur
It's a head-bumping, buck-aching, lcg-ir-:
ing, dangerous institution, and wt trarn
people against skating. We tried it, inl
shan't be able to walk for a month skat
ing clubs are a humbug, and all the rascal
ly youngstots want to get ladies at it. that
they may sceif they, too, don't say -the
ice "is dreadful cold!" It's n .ttin; to us
but tbo ladies will do well to let skates
alone, unless they are younger and more
clastic tban wo are. Oh ' how cold the .cs
was ae can feel it yet. ' Lit Crjis Iv .
srat. A releet committee of 31 reiiuowi
bill (which has passed loth Houses) irinsj
Mrs Lincoln $25,000. During the session rf
the committee, Long John Wentworth m
he is familiarly called) appeared as tbeehaa
pion for that lady, and demanded that toa
gress should appropriate the Ul aaesst i
the salary which would have been eonintB
the late President had he served his fuUfoer
yean', but no one voted for that amoost
There was a good deal of plain tall at I
meeting of tbat committee, involving a great
manv remarkable assertions as to what teJ j
been" done with nearly all 0! tie boastlsM
goods (which properly belonaedtoth White
House) nt the time or Mrs Lincoln's depar
ture. The Commissioner of Public BuW
ings was before the the committee. ai tw
tified to furnWnng 30 boxes for useatti
Executive Mansion just before the time res
ident Johnson took charge. He fullowwi
this statement hy declaring that $S ,r
would be required now to put the Kia
House in a presentable condition.
upon the various members of the evamtm
looked at each other, then at thet'-.
sioncr of Public Buildings, and then at U-
John in his impersonation of the chaws
or the "g-r-e-a-t northwest" Mr
worth smiled elaborately over thatta'
of his, and said that he thought ttoe
Iioxes were used to pack up the la ,,'B
ot Mr Lincoln. The Committee feettws
isficd Not the least interests pP f
ing on about this appropriation-11-''
might write relates to the aprearanctoi .
lot of New York shopkeepers here i
for furs, jewelry, etc. V, bat pt
tinn thnv hiTi in thia nnnmnnatlon 1 ' ' '
- I ' , 1
making the sum
appropriated. O. Ri"
as was finally appropna
Mr Bandmann, the German tra?
concludes Hamlet's soliloquy sometbics
this style :
"Who vould fiurdeb bear
To gaunt unt schvet unter a weary list.
Uut uat uer uret ore someting aiitr
De undiscovered gentry, from whose bn
No trabblcr returns punles derwwl
Unt makes uj drad Jer bear dose eels we a
Dan phly to odders wa nix for stay '
Wholesale and Retail. A TMr'c
wholesale, wc were paying an W"'LT.
nearly fifty per cent more tban we
ing to-day for breadstuffs and I10
At retail, in the shops of all the ItIJ. ,
crs, the poor housekeeper pays as a"11
week as he did twelve monies
would not be, had we a market sjsU
the name ; or if industrious catizeca lrf
itcd means would combine say '. .
of four or five, living in the same
hood to make their purchases of tt a
cipal articles of every day consafflp' t
common. This would especially
meat, flour, sugar, and buttcr-tiJ
items of the weekly bill. A- 1.
Sics Post Advertising. The
Union says ; A man who is too mean 1
Tcrtisc farm land he wants to "",',!!
up a written notico on a post in
in this city. A man who was ipqi -
a small farm was pointed to we - ,,t
the pest,
He replied,
lieu, "lean
imnr iu tuat ,,. - . , . Ktx
and the pump handle, and the awn,
propose to say, but a good muij ,
people will talk about i t. These shop
1 i i c-.n.. mlviatf
1 w uuu. nil
ne gives up ;(..""

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