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M0NTPEL1KH, Vt. TurnUj Morning, Mnt-eli H, 1804 NEWS OF THE .WEEK 1 HEW A II. lien. Kilpatrick lias just made a bold raid through tin rebel lines, Iruiu the liuiJtiD to the reuiosulu. It was hoped hy tnis raid, undoubt edly, to capture Richmond, but it ailed of that result. Tiio New York Timet dispatch says ol the raid : Miles of railroad track on the two principal roads over which Lw trun-portt hit supplies fir ilio rinrtlirrri unoy o( irgi'ua, have been 10 thoroughly destroyed that sumo lime must elapse lelore the mad cm ho put in running rder ' D-poisul commissary and q'liirteriii iB via mure were burned or destroyed. Sn lew than six grim mills and one saw null, principal ly at work lor the rebel army, were burned. Six canal boat loaded wiih gr in, .-viul locks on the Jauie river o.inal, and the almost inv lua ble Coal pus at Manikin's bend, were destroyed Nearlt '600 prisoners were captured Several hun dred nurses were pret-B.-d iuio the service and bun ilreds uf negroes availed iliein'l' ta ol this op portunity to come within our lines. Gen. Kilpitnck lost lrom 1.10 to 500, the es timates ol the loss varying t thai extent. The retails say Kilpatrick came near capturing both Wise and Lee. The.reporte lrom Gen. Sherman's expedition are entirely unsatief ictory. One statement is that he is advancing, a.io'her that lie is moving on Mobile mid another that he is retreating to icmiiiiirg ; ii n a eitncr seems as well s ibataulia ted us the others Fitrrsgut's attack on Mobile, is said to be pro- Ki'itmng, nut wuu no Uioieive result. Gen. Smith's cavalry expedition has returned to Memphis, having failed in its (flbrta to loim a junction w ith Sherman's army, They got on ly m V est Point, about half-way between Cor inth and .Meridian. At this pbioe, Lee, Chal mers, and Koddy attacked tin in wi'li a heavy forco, and alter soma revere fighting our men began a retreat toward Memphis. The expe dmon destroyed over l.UOO.OOO bushels ol con. toro up and destroyed nubs ol the Memphis and Onto Railroad track, burned nany bridgts and trtBtes. captured and broughr in over 1, 500 -uules arid hoises, about SiJHMI negroes, and over 300 rebel prisoners. Our loss is much less than the enemy's. The expedition was success lul at every point and in every particular, ex cept the importunt one of making u junction with Sherman. The retreat was not at any time a rout, although thero Was straggling The President's Amnesiy Proclamation aud Gen. Oram's orders were extensively circulated throughout the countiy. Gen. tester's cavalry expedition to the led of Lee's army has returded to the north side of tho Kupiduii, having ncc mphslud the purpose in tended. Not a an killed ; only II wounded, and 'J ouptuied. Gen. Custer's business was to luako a diversion in favor of Kilpatrick, whn-e 11 "Id was on the rebel right. Custer had 1,500 men and a otion ol i rtillcry. He went through M.dison Court House on M ,nJay, crossed thr Rapidun and Kivaniia, ami went within three miles of Charl itiesvillu. There tho rebels had hastily gather d a heuvy force, and Cutter wheeled abiut. Meantime, the rebel cavalry bad gathered in bis rear, to lbo number ol a whole brigade, and Kit sure of capturing bis en tire force, hut by a series of brilliant movement, including Some line charges and sharp fighting, our uieu got salely cfl, having burn', the long bridge over the Kivaniia s, veral mills and lac tone ; taken BO pneoners, uia.y valuable hors es, uight wagon loads of stoics, six caissons, two forges, ia The horses belong to the rebel uruiy, aud had been put out to board, so as to be iu good o indium l,r the- Spring campaign. COMUllKS'i Sksate, Fib, 'J' Mr. Sumner reported a wis ioi me repeal ol all iaws lor the giving up of fugitive slaves. The bill to euuulixo the nav ol soldiers was tat en up, but afmr lemarka by Mr. Fons-nden, Mr, Sumner, and Mr. Wilson, it was recommitted l..r alteration. The Com mitt"o mi SUvery and Freedmen reported a bill tos-enre tquaiity in the United Slate Courts llotsii Mr. Ljng proposed a resolve to qiesling the Pnsi lent to apoint ex President Pierce, 1 1- lee-President Filluioie, the II in 1 nomas bwing and uny others be may select. touiiiiihsioners lo meet like C missiuiicrsfmiu me Bouth tu agree upon a restoration ol the lciion. 1 he resolution was voted down, tnly i voting lor it, 'Jli against. The House missed the ruil reported lrom the Committee ol Wavi, miu .muiis lasi ween, iiiitln.rinuig a change 10 the lui ui ol apart ol the loan auihorixed by the act ol March last This is the bill lor the irsue of jjiiiOO O11O (1(10 ,. five-lorty bohds.J Mr. Scheiiuk offered certain resolutions, which were unanimously adopted, declaring me Reb el, and iheir symputiiers public enemies ; that to present -luuiro rebellion tho cause tf this on 1 must be ex irpaled, Ac. Mr, Pendletou propo.-cd a risolu'iou denouncing 'he arrest ol Vallandigliain which was rejectod Yeus 47, Si) 70 Adjourned. Sk,tk, Maieh, 1 The Home j lint resold lion grant ng thanks to officers and soldiers who have re-eulisled, was passed without amemlmenl. Hoist. The Ways and Moans Committee were instructed to report upon the expediency ol taxing imported salt tea cents per bushel Mr. biaudag e off red resolution which wus pawed, fixing the 31st day of May, the Senate concurring lor the a .j iurnment of Congress The Houm resumed the consideration ol the bill to establish a Bureau lor Fieeduien's Af fairs. Mr Knapp oppjsed and Mr. Price ad ocattfJ the bill. Mr Washhurne (111.) offer ed a resolution that the House insist on us dis agreement to tho Senate amendment and that the II iu e r -quest another Committee ol Con sietuoi, and that the House hereby declares as its judgment that in the adjustment uf the diff erences there e'luuld bean additional tax ol not less than twenty nor more than tilty cents a gallon upon spirits on hand. Debate lollow d. Air. P. tidleton moved that the House recede from us aiuendiuei,m taxing whisky on hand. Lost, leas 5,1, Nays 7S. Mr. Washbun.e'l RimnJui nit was adopted, Ytas 76 Nays ti7 'J'ue consideration of the F.oedmm'e bill was resumed, and alter djoate it was panned by two majority. Sks.ti, M troll 2 Mr. Wilson reported a new bill loiqiialii'i the pay of so'diers ol the toiled States aitny. Mr Sncruiaii filled up the bill to encourage emigration, and it as ped. A rcsolut'outuiaquire into the causes! of ih-i late disaster in Florida was adopted nous . iinn g ot importance done, Sknati, Miroi 3 Mr. Wilson introduced the House a j nut resolution ler the cuntinuauee ol lbo ti.yiinnt ol the bounties to volunteers t" April i, as reported doui the Committee ou Military Afla rs, with a letter Ir m the Secre tary ol Wr reeoiiimeiiding that it be immedi ately patsvd. The resolution was passed without amendment- Mr. Davit introduced in aniciid- mnt tu the j tint revolution to amend the Con sututton, winch rovidit that no person whose mother or grunduiulhtr is a Drgn shall be en-' lined to cnut'ie-hip ; and also that the Slate of: Maine and Mariacliuwtia shall constitute One ftate, to be called Eist New England, and that Vermont. New Hampshire, Rhode lland and Connecticut constitute another to be ca led tit ' New Knglund. lloiss. Mr Stebbitit proposed a resolution that ihe Secretary be author tsl to sell any ur-plu- gold on due notice, or use it in advance ledeuipdoo of inierot oouxus. .Mr. Moinll reporud thai the Whuky Conlercnee Commit tee euuld nut agree. Ilesnd it was necessary lor the House to reeds from ill dissgreeineut In the Senate's amendmetits ui lots Ihe bill ihe Sei aUj would not agree to tat whisky on bund that point out of llit way, an sgreeun not niijht be matte, lit movid that the (lout rt- cede. After a lon debate the vote was takcu, and the Housi tefus-'d 10 recede by Teaedl, Niys 71. It was then voted to adhen Sksatk, March 4 Mr. Sherman from the Coiuuiittce of C nlerenoo on tho disagreeing vote of the two Houses on t lie Kevenuo f ill, re ported that the Committee of tho Senate was unable to agree with that ol the Ilouso. He moved that the Senate recede from amendments disagreed to by the U juae, which motion was adopted, by Ve8, 25 ; Nays, 11. T ho bill as it now stands provides a tax of tji cents on all domestic liquors manulaetured or removed lor sale slier tho passage of the act until July 1, lhtjt, ai d 40 cents on imported spirits on hand House. The Committee on JUvolutionary Pension reported a resolution which was unan imously adopted, tendering thanks to the sur viving Kevolo tmniry soldiers, twelve in number and sincerely rt j jieing that by the decree of Providence, iho.r bus havo been protracted b y md the period allotted to man. Copies ef this ruioloti n are to bo sent by the Speaker to inch of the rtifololioiiy pensioners. The con tested seat in the 1 1 Id Distric of Massachusetts was settled by denying the claim uf Mr. Sleeper. Mr. Kiee acnn member, was cui.linui"! by a unauitnoos Vote. liUMCKAI. 1VEWK. The newly elected Heptiblican State Senator of Pennsylvania was made a lion at Harrirbuig, being tscorted to the Capitol by a great process ion, with banners, speeches and hiirruhs. The lirst business, alter taking his neat, was the passing of the Soldiers' Voting bill by 17 to 10, every republican voting Yea, and every Demo crat Nay. This rtnult was hailed with tre mendous cheers. The Senate confirmed the nomination of ien. (irantas Major General in the U. S. Regular Army; also ol (iens, Meade, W. T. Sherman, rtioiniis, ami McPnorsoti as Brigadiers in the llfguiars. (iens. Plensanton and Warren were continued as M ijor tienerals of Volunteers. Hy uo arrival from New-Orleans we have dates two days alter the election. The returns then received for (Jovnrnor, foot up us follows : Michael llabn, Free State 5.7j7 J. V A Fellows, Conservative 2 170 11. F. Fianders, Free State 1,1125 Mr. llahn is elected by a handsome uiaj irity over both his couiietitors The Vols of tho Statu will probably reach 11,000, which will bo about one-fourth ol that cat bo President in 1800. The Spring elections iu New York, have re stilted gete Tally in Union gains. Wendell Phillips' Lecture. The Students' (ieologicul and Debating S iOio ty here have procured Wkndkix I'iiilUts to Lec ture in Montpelier, Friday evening of this week. Of course wo need only inako this announcement to secure a crowded ultimdunoe. The lejturo will he delivered either in tho Iirick Church or Depot Hall, as tho Village Hall would ac commodate but a fraction of thoc who wilf v ish to attend. The pioneers in the Auti-slarory causo here and in all the neighboring towns, will, of course, avail themselves of this opportunity to hear the silver-tongued orator, who was tho champion of tho cause when it required a brave man to speak for it, and who is still, when Free dom has become national, tho Voidest and m 8t eloquent advocate of tho inalienable rights o' man. Mr. PlilUirs utters what lie believes to be the truth, w ithout fear or favor, and those who frequently disagree with him, and we reckon outselves among that number agree with his warmest friends in acknowledging the wundetful charm of his eloquence. He is one of tho intel lectual giante of New England, and no one who tduiires the finest oratory, or loves the freest and boldest seeeb, will stay away from his leo line. County Commissioner. We give ehevthrre the vote in this County for Commissioner last Tuesday, resulting in the elec tion of Mr. Htllou. Mr. Parmelee was the cm d.date o! the friends of a free traffic in rum. The votes for him had been circulated quietly, and this " slill hunt " would have been successful, un doubtedly, had it not been for a slip or hitch in ihe "circulating" michinery ir. Woodbury, where no Parmalee billots appeared. It sua supposed here until Thursday evening, that Mr. Parmalee was elected, and his healthy 'ooking friends were jubilant accordingly, and even went to fat as to propose lo bury the " League " as a defunct body. Hut when the returns from Wood bury ac'ually nppetreil, the rum slock suddenly weiitduwnto zero, and the prohibitory stock took a corresponding rise. Our daily cotempo rary illustrated this general appearance of ihe successful and defeated parties hy appropriate cula t f a triumphant rooatrr and a used-up rooster, which though originally deigned to embellish t different subject, were to pertinent as to create much merriment ab out town. Monni.ua Town Msxtino and tux Lkioti. The town meeting here last Tuesday, as a general thing, (aseed off quietly, theie being no contest rtPieoling any officer lo be eleoted ex cept the third selectman, and the oversea of the Poor. The ballot (or selectman is ouly de snving of mention because it h is been made the occasion of much unnecessary, and in some instances, unkind and uncharitable remark. No regular nominations for selectmen had been made, but it was generally understood that the old board, would be voted lor. The Loigue had made no nominations. Alter Mr. Foster and Mr. Uancroft had boeu elected, however, tho Iriende of an unrestricted sale of rum be gin to circulate votes iji J. W. F.i.lis. Mr. Nitt, who had held the office but one year was however ro elected because there waa.no gm d reason for turning lnin out. It la due, injus tice to Mr Ki.i.is, to re uark here, that the uf of his name was wholly unauthorised, and un known hy liuu ; and as he was tiecessaitly aU ,ent from the meeting, he bad no opportunity ol lc iming w bat was in progress. W hen the Con stitution of the Temperance league was first circulated Mr. tig.cj it, nut lor reasons abundantly sufficient, and entirely Honorable, Eadirg he tould not approve ol all the prnrtod inits uf lbo League, be Irankly ai d boiie-tly. mi 1 like a high iiulidid geutlemun withdrew I is name. This act was made the occasion for n my unjust, uncharitable, "nd wo four in some i .'taucce rather mean criticisms, of his course; I. tt none ol them, we think, was quite so mean this attempt of those who's trafbo the League l is interfered with lo make Mr. K., without i j knowledge and wholly against hit will, i. eir standard liearer. Xiw Mi sic, " I cannot call her mother," is l',e i le uf to excellent son,by Wiu. P. Chain V ljin, a Veruioiit linjer, win in few have out n and hoard. Jul-, published by Melvin U right, Proctorarille, Vt. It cm ouly be ob ...i .ed by adJrwting the publisher, who will I f-srd it, pottage piJ, on the rccoipt of twen I. rivt e hit. Tiii DurT Provost Marshal Crane, in I u uvt that the draft bat been postponed until lit..bK order. The Frcmdency- One Term. , We notice in the Huston Journal, which ii d-; voesting the numioation of Mr. Lincoln for the ( next preM'lcn'jy, sn nrlirle litpttcatihg criticism! upon the abi'ity of Mr. Lincoln, or hit conduct of t the war,-and, in effect, urging that Mr. Li. coin ' , ,,, . , 1 hoi',,! be nominated without objection, ; criticism upjn the Adminiitratioa will give cop-, perheads comfoit. 1: occurs to us that this is a novel doctrine in a Republics (iovrnmenl. Mr. 1 ...... ' 1 Lincoln i ei her the best man for the lucesmon j or he i not. If he is the best man, having had nearly four years ii which to exhibit his superior : flmen for the pjsition, his special champions; ought to be able to show it, and be ready to invite invesligition. If lit is not the lust man, or the 1 most availib'e mm, it will Iu a great (leal betti.r for th't cieiulry to ti.i 1 tlul ciu' no, or a', least before the noinin niori, than tu l 'arn it at the ; nexi e.niior, or through the uiscuiIiim of the next four years. The Journal sajs ; 1 We oppose this suicidal course, then, because, independent of President Lincoln's personal claims e believe tint his itdmimstrMtion is IC" nt-iiiiiu ui iho looiuouii enuoi nruiriii aou com- mendation of the American neonle. and we should not want to see the next Presidency turn on its failure to receive i', as such a result no matter ' how good a mm might be chosen-would be pro-, lihc in mischief. lflhcmnm is s.iisli.d upon ibis, why not , invite rather lb in repel criticism ? And doe, no, the Journal understand that the Democrats m ' not spare Mr. Lieciln's faults, or the errors f f, his Administration, if he should be re-numins- j ted j ami how will it deal with that? Must it not then bring forward, facts and ligurea and ar- gumenta .Uid wui n it tne.e tacts and figures no arguments as avulibie against Uepalia- cans ta against Deni ie,-a:s ? Mr. Line iln will yet pray to be delivers I from the silvocscy of the papers wi ich cotninenee their work by attempting the suppression of cindid and Ii ni"st opinions. It is one thing to bold up President Linetlii's hands while he is and must bj the recogniied head of the Government, but it ii quile another thing ta declare through a convention or an else- tino that he should be chosen for another term. And in tbia c. nut ciion, and for the purpuie of thowing another phase of the machinery by which Mr. Lincoln's nomination is to be compassed, we make the following extract from ihe Boston Trnv ' "Mr. Lincoln's re-election stooltl break that "one term " rule when has prevailed for a quar - rt v aueiuuis, diiu uie e leuuii u ss n en nas . i, . -. . ,i hkiS mii.'h In tli mill, hriinimi, Ihu ti.i.Eiinn had much to do with bringing the secession war upon us. Ihe war would have been postponed for twenty years, peril ijis it might have been al tngei her avoided had not fvery Presidential elec tion since that of 1 He'll brought a double evil up on the country. Not only have we hid the ordi nary and inevitable atruggle between parlies, but parties themselves have been convulsed by the action of the followers of in my aspirants to the nomina'iorn of those parties for the Presidency. Ihere haa been no rest, and the competition for the next nomination haa been commenced on the very dsy that saw an election decides1. Mr. Lin coln's re-election would elf ct a change in ihia reaped, lint should be beneficial to the nation, i I he country would fall back upon the old prac- i lice, anil thereby would gain the chance of obuin-1 ing regular recurrences of perioda of comparative repose. The slaveholders would not icknon ledge ! Mr. Lincoln aa President for tins term, and ihe proji'ble effect of their folly as regartli the President,,! n.liee. will h. In , Ii.. him . second term, to which, it may be assurred, he never would lave thought of aspiring had matters been allow - td to takt their old constitutional course." We aro surprise 1 tints piper of the ability of the Trai'rllrr, and once an organ of the Whir party which had " one term " as one of its cardi- nal principles, should fall into such a blundering style of reasoning, the more wonderful as it seems to fe the weakest possible argument against tht onetertn rule. D ies the TraitUtr man to intimate lhat it is, and haa been dangeroui to the stability of the Kepublic, to cinvass freely and fully the merits of any man whose name ii pre senttd fur the Presidency f Would it have bean better for ihe country if Van Btrtn hid been reelected, or Tyler, or Polk, or Fillmore, or Pierce, or Huchanan ? If rotation ia dangeroui, j aubject. A table of logarithms is simple in e on why was Ihe 7Yatf Her in favor of rotating Hu-(parison. hanan out? And doea the Traveller mean to say that rotation haa brought about rebellion ?, W e shall expect next to ase one bold opponent j of the herei) of "one term,"suggest the danger also, or any election, and gravely argue that it ia bet- j pelicr but a few months ago, that, prior lo the ter to make theoflicer a perpetual iicumbent and draft, Montpelier had furnished 80 men more call him king at once. Tbia will aave all the di- j than all her quotai. Less than a week ago, Pro visions, tho psrty ilrifea, the heat and psaiiona j vost Marshal Crane published an order ataling which elections always engender. Napoleon the ; tliat the quota of Montpelier under the call for I hird rests hia empire upon ths same argument j 500,000 men, was 5, ol wh'ch number 54 had -wilh just l.ttle h dp from bijoneti.-and why been furnished the government, leaving this lown may not aome bold man.with bayonete at hit eon- one deicient. Montpelier, then, sccording to trol, snd the Traveller lo furnish hi.n arguments, 1 tay old fashioned arithmetic ihould stand credited do a like kind thing for the liability of govern-' with 79 excess, yet the Provost Marshal's arith meot on this side of the water, an I thus bring rnetic makes it 61, or 27 lesi. We think the about a long period of " oompirative repost f" ' arithmetic by which that result ia reached, is not The truth ii, Air. Lincoln doean't need any generally in use in the schooli such championship, and his aclf-sppointed cham-' ye had intended to pursue this arithmetic fur pions, if they s'e wise, will abandon lhat style of iher, but it ie io hopelessly intricite, conlrsdic- .,l.i.tav AI .,nn.t Mr T tn.il.i'a mnrllm ... ii)!l . 1 I . ' . . ..... , ..... ..,..w,... ........ ..v ...U and appreciable, if ihey are not brillian', snd hii nominat.on ought not lo be asked for or thouiht ' of unle'i it can be rested on these mnita. The ; Democrats would like no better capital for an appeal to the people thai such Huff as the Trav tiler prints about the danger of a political contest) and ihe discusaion of ths menu of candidates,1 , , , and with that and a popular cacdidate.they would , .. . .. . , ! become a formidable opposition in the next tiec , ,1 . . u , , tion. Let us, at leas', if we cannot bs fully of .... , , one mind about men, aland fst by the cardisal . , , principiss of a free Governtnen', Iree speech, i 1 ., . , . ' Iree prosi, snd frtquent elections. r ' liemocratc roncy. Some indications of a change in policy in lef- or. uee Pi the question of Slavery, have been ap- pcaruig at ,n,rval. for the past few week, from . .. . - i""' "mi innfiiiivsin si notice mine uf ourc iiitomporaries aro apparent ly ireamg these ulterancs a, an evidence lhat , o, p..ion have .iven p Slavery, as an in- stuuiion whosodelei.ee they do nil pn.posj any longer to undertake Among iIipso inductions is the following extract from a speech by James Ilrooks, ol New York, recently made in Con- ..... ttfm ' " Mr. Speaker, there am some things iu this world which we Yankees have designated by tho vigorous word " fixed,'' or what the French in their philosophic phrase, call "fail annmpli." . Sir, the hUiIiiioii ol slavery is a " lixed laci," a fact tec Jtnplislied. I must accept it. I cannot elos-j my eye to it any more limn upon the run : ZneXriT ' 'tt n.1. u", Z and I mutt read it, and I should b blind if I did not tee that slavery is abolished, and the Ab noan, too, with it ; 1 cannot stud it. Massa chusetis has ordained It, aud the country ac- ceo, it, aud if no, a, a w,e n,an at 1 as," a- a 1(linip, . C()lleft(,n Q, WQtl ' , public man, I must abide by aud act upon it.1. . . ' ' ''l'UKa, When the Under i talcs voted up..n the door of tuDf' Dd "" " Th Piesident's Hymn," this Houso at an early period ol tbit session, and , their rote organ xel this lluute it wi ,it. iod Uiue," Ellsworth '. Avengeri," tod olher i government bounty swindlers. The, have ob ten.lt wasdeureed, irreilblv Screed, thai i . .. n... , . IT. . .. . . , .. j . w slavery was als)li.be.I, and thert was no del, f, r tl " The New York World, the org-in of the Sey- niour Democracy, states the Democratic position . rather more mildly and ambiguously, as follows : j When the South mtued opan tliiij war, liiey deliberately exposed their slave prop-rty to the Pril ft,lJ of a military e mtest and they muit take the consequences, lb') Demo- cratic party of the North steadfastly holds to tho name principles of non-intervention which l""f always insisted upon as the true constitu ti"n"1. doclr),nf- A? 11 wml'J '"! 1nt"''!'8. to cripple or destroy slavery , though disapproving iti M M t lutl.rfero , Hav slavery from the consequences to which i's Inendfl have exposed it. We call attention to these declarations for the purpose of saying, that we do not believe that Hrooks, or tho IWrf has any le-s p-lm-J for slavery than in retolore ; nl tins- mini i"iio and deelarati rs we regard as simply ttid-nco that a portion of tho DjinocMtic pirty have b.:- U0UJ i,aaUa(led lh.it unless titev abandon slavery, they do not stand the ghost of a chance ' carrying the next rcsid.nlial election. This view does not, how 'vei , eem to be shared fuily h mn ,.f tlx II .,. Tl... .,.,..( , ... t r i lh!u,0"l' htate t or.vention in New ork to n nniimto delegates to the national Democratic Convention at Chicago, passed no resolution'', wlich elIIJWtt very conclusin-ly that they havo no . , , . , , , principles ur policy wlncli they dare announce. Tho Now y..ik l.-adr.r, a Deniocratn paper, wpulikill), for Tamuiany Hall, declare, however, tit ,.,, ri.wlutiin, would )mw prevailed in the Convention il any had been introduced ; and a ,,ellca convention of the Dem oer itiestripo is nuw a pro-slavery c invention, The position of the Democratic party with respect to slavery, ii very much like that of the ungincor who. with nuiiv expressions of regret jumped from his locomotive as it was goinir , ,owu an omlmnkuiunt, preferring to mraain on j the track to going to destruction with tho b si , engine ever constructed. The Deinoeratic ,iv,,ry irachme it now g .ing down a pretty j high and sleep euibanktnent, and the cliancn are small that any man or party that follows it j will cscapo a complete wreck Tho Democratic ! engineers aro getting off, and this is not became tboy love slavery less, but because they love themselves more. If they can lua'io slavery 'again serviceable to draw them into places of j profit and power, they will be its champions os I herotoforo, but if they cannot accomplish thai j result thoy will undoubtedly bo ready to pirt 1 company with it. We warn ami-slavery lu'ii i ,,, . , ,1,,,,.,,. ... ,l -,ct against placng much confidence in thes an. ( n notincomcnts of Democratic politician.". If they oati savo slavery, they will do it yet , and as few elavo Stutes will pirticipato in the next presi dential election, it will doubtless he necessary for thorn to assume in that contest, substantmllv.tbe ground taken by the Wnrl.l. Hut, whatever !l y I duties ol 'citizenship, they claim io stand upon may do, tho aiiti-slavery mon have but one course 1 a level wnh any other portion of the pet pie of to pursue, and that n to steadfastly labor and I l'""'8'"'"- -'J t" rtamly, as far as my kr.owl , r i , ,, edge g f, alter no inconsiderable inquiry lrom t ote for men whose opinions and probable oc j tl,L hl,v.g the most ii.ti.natc knowedge ol their tion aro known leyond doubt or cavil. 1 affairs, in regard to intelligence, good character, ! industry and property, 1 huve never heard tlieir claim desputtd, even by the most prejudiced op The Arithmetic of the Provost Marshal's P""9 The one single obieetion w, the iota. ; (lor many ol them are even fairer in complexion j man you i r I), of colored pigment in their cu Me have aludiid several Arithmetics in our : tiele t dsy, and once thought we had a tolerable knack ' I i. , ,, , , , I ! " ' CPh"'n. "UI art Compelled to Sckno. edge : ou"elvea entirely floored by the figuring of the j ' Provost Marshal's oiice in the comnutsti n of I Indoles under ths recant rail nf ih. ,.;,!. i j Adams' arithmetic w,n considered worth lomi-' thing in iu day, and Greenleaf'a has among the prtsenl generation been regarded as furnishing j rules for all possible) ways of " working sums," j but neither Adama nor Oreenleaf hsd any j idea of quotaa, or ibt tblea in a Provost Msr- ' abal't office. If any one doubts this we advise him to consult the "figures" which frcm time lo time have been issued respecting (be draft, and, ai a test, attempt to comprehend the corrected j table of quotai for Washington Co itily, given in j another plact in thia paper, taken in connection w,t, iie circular of Gen. Washburn on the s.me f Let us look at this a little. Gin. Washburn's order ii tolerably lucid Towns, he aava, ire to have credit for all men furnished by them. And Gen. Washbum informed the people of Mont- iUrVl Blm Unirue anu unjuit in iti results, lhat we w; ony add that we hope the Bcaid of Kluca- tion will not at present recommend its use in the schools. It had ketfr be confined to the few profetors who nro Utl making themselves illus. trious by the practice of its arbitrary rules. t , . , ... PROP. Aiif.ms I.icttrb Prof. Aiken, of ... . , .. , , ' Dartmouth Colleg-, delivered a eclure on "Practical tullure before the oung Men's , . , , r. L . Geological end Doba'ing Soctetv, at Vi lsge Hall, , , , ,, ' ,, . . ' last Wednesday. Ihe Hall was illed by sn an. . . .. . , ' prectalive audience. e have no space lo sp.ak ' , . . , , , , of the lecture, except as a whole, inrl we charac' terie it ai an unusually polished and scholarly fir" sument. I he lecture snd tho lecturer were the mi .', fi ,n,i h.slthv evamnle. nf il, :.. i i 1 l''i ova Cllltr, which lhe tprlkfr ,nforceJi ,nj h ,,t mtion, of'h glc. Prof. Aikfn, J letrr.s almost too nine adortieU in Iti severe earnestnesi and eminent praoiicsJtiesi It has no holiday phrase., and not many ol the flower, of thftofl it is ,mooth Md UM,nt flllB ing (1il, ai the current of a deep and quiet river, And while he doei not need to cultivate thegrac f ,le r expression, it hi. seemed to us. a. we DM rilli"! S. have heard him both in the pulpit and in ihe lec lure room, that he too if verely restraint both hie ' fancy and hi. imiinti)n, lost they should lure j him away from ths valuible truths which he teach-j 1 L'nion Leach Mklumis. A collection of patriotic Hymni and Tunes, original and select- " " J Ny Melodies, Mclodcon, sic., Ilos- ''in: Ilcnjamin B, Kussell, No S15, Washington Street, p. p. 31. This it a convenient ind cheap hnok. mis. . Ivally round the Flag Boys, '" Red, White ' ' "rl ,n ' isn x"" I The Old Freemea of Louisiana. Niw York, March 1, 1H14. To thr. Editor of the Eieniiu Pol Uentlniien: I he ptinnc jitirnais nave an- 1 noutieeu 1110 arrnm iu ims cuv, ou men "j I Washii gton, of a delegation from the free col-1 ored I'Coiilo ol Louisiana, to tireRent to the gov-1 ernmeiit their claim to bo invested with all the j rights, civil an i political, ol free nativo citizens 01 me 1 niteu amies. My recent visit to tho Department ol the dull i afforded uie the opportunity of becoming ac-: quaintcd with many important facts with regard j to these peorle, that I think cannot fail to be of, interest to your readeis, and 1 therefore take tho liberty of sending to you the lollowing brief stateincnts : ' The free c ilored people of Imisiana, prevsous ; 10 tho rebellion, constituted about one-tenth of her who: p, pilnlioii. According i the! State Kegi-iei Ioi the y. ur 1X5,1 tin re wer- but . 11.. r I . I o.ie thous.iinl a.l oil males out el a population j ol lrom twenty-five thousand to thiny thousand j ol luetic tree color u people Who could not reau anu write, anu in me year r"u nicy vme assessed lor Mate and other tax 's, upon retil and personal estate, to the amount ol nearly fifteen inillioiis of collars. Hv a comparison of the ttalistics with those ol tho white population! , . . ,, ,. , t, ' , ., i 1 r.t utii'.i to leN.iiiiii koFn 'i'tH it. will he round that they are a body of people not only us well j educated as, but richer than any other equal portion of the inhabitants of the State I It is truo that, whilo (Ley havo been compelled , . ii. .. I . to pay the school tixupjii the largo aitioiint; . i J .1 . . .r . . . above state), they have been rigidly excluded from any participation in the benefits ol the very schools they weie compelled to support. Lot , i i i i .i . .,: i-1 they have amp y provided or the instruction of . J .. . I 3 I , their children in private institutions. Ma .y of tho most wealthy of them l.ave been acciistunied iu send their children abroad, and especially lo France, lor their education. Many, indeed tho greater portion of these people, arc the descendants ol the first Spanish and French settlers, while Louisiana was still ' a colony or province uf France," and at the p"rioJ til the tie.ity of cession to iho United Staiis were us Iree as any othrr po.'tion of its inhabitant! I'h i French republic, mindful of lh" n,;lits ol ail its cit zftis, and fully trusting iu the goid l.iitb of its sister republic, believed it had provided lor a complete recognition ol the.-? rights in the third article of the treaty of cvsi.in, which was in tins: words, viz : ' 1'he iiiliab'lants ol the ceded territory shall be incorporated into tho I'uiun of tho United State., and admitted, as soon as possible, ac cording to the principles ol the federal Cunsti tuti' n, to the enjoyment of all the rights, ad vantages and iminunitiet of citizens of the United States." That treaty w is concluded and signed at Paris ui the 30th day of April, I80o, the first Napo leon being then Fust Consul After a lapse ol more than sixty yean, may not the children of the " inhabitants " whose rights, privileges and immunities were guaran tied by this treaty, riuaonably nek lor its fulfill ment on the part of the United States? Hut tin ho people do by no means found tlieir claim to recognition itfon tbia ancient pledge of good lui'li of the national government, sol oiun us it was, al ) u. In themselves, and in ilo.ir itiiriiihie i .oitlifii-ftt ions to discharge a 1 the Uutj.istnuw, Mr. EJitor, the question of loyalty to the nation-il government is of tho dot-peal interest in Louisiana. The re-habilita-tion ol the State with a truly loyal constituency is tho one great need there as well as elsewhere. And in disregard, how do these free colored people of Louisiana s and ? Let the facts spoak lor them. In June last, whilo General Binks was laying siege to Port Hudson, leaving the city of New Orleans with few troops for its defence, a re port came to Governor Shepley that Magruder, with a force ol fifteen thousand men, was advan cing on the city, and was already not far in the rear of Algiors, the little village on the opposite hank of the river Gov. roor Shepley imme diately issued a call to tho loyal while inhabi tants of the city to rally to its defence, and pro vided for their org itiizition into regiments Af ter waiting several days, and after ascertaining that m my el the police and other patriotic offi cials ol t tie city had resigned and roiired into privato lila, and that thero was little help to be hoped for from that quarter, Governor Shepley called for volunteers from the free colored peo ple. Tl is call was made on the morning of the 21 of July, and belorn night moio than a hun dred ol the stores aud workshops ot the city were closed by the occupauts, and on the 4th ol July, the first regiment was already organiied. armed, and ready lor service, and in seventy-two huuia alterwards a second regiment was in the field. Arnold Bertonnoau, one ol the delega tion now in this ony, was a oaptain in the first of these regiments. Magruder did not make his appearance, and eouio six weeks afterw ards the loyal white in? n began to volunieor, and a part of tho regiment was, I believe, subsequently raised under the call ol Governor Shepley. At this pres nt momenl New Orleai.s is not agitated by i threatened attnek of the public enemy, but by the question as to who ol the in habitants of Ihe Stato are entitled to the high privilege of aiding in the restoration to the L nion. in tins exigency niese ireo cu oreu men of Louisiana, who wero free in tho blood of their lathers ai the time of the treaty above mentioned, who, boeidos, indisputably possess all the nualtficittions ot character, intelligenc and property uf any other portion of the in habitants of the State, and whose loyalty has been proved by a test at least aa stringent as any oath that Jacob Barber might ojncludo to tike under protest (besides being willing to take that oath in their hearts as well as upon their lips), ere. under the recent Proclamation ot General Hanks, excludsd from all political rights, and so from what they conceive the great privilego of aid'ng in tho restoration of the Stato to iho Unit n as a loyal State, Under these circumstances they have very properly taken an appeal to the paramount ju risdiction of the national authorities. Their case is a peculiar one and is to bo judgrd on its own grounds. There is no other such body of pooplo in the United States. 1 he question of granting them political rights has nothing to do with the propriety or justice ol i-onlerring these rights at once upon tho whole tiody ot oinanci , .... ., ,- . . , ,, . . . P nere ..no par, , oe.ween inem Zllt i present tho other. ' l5,'"d,'''. permit mo to suggest that there aro ' t f'ln,w!" aii'n "V'"-' "T'"' ""T"' ? I ZluS TlZ j ero called to take up arms. The government I ","ot f 10 l'1"''. there or elsowhere in the ! tM " th mil ""P'10" f any f 'l ,ru s liespeetfully yours, Jssus Mi Kith. Tventy-two recruit have died at Brattle- Ikiro this winter, mostly oases ol Pneumonia or j Meningitis. Tncy have been of the average sge of H, fi:e ol them below tho agi of 17. j - " " j ol the Hospital at lintthhiro, Vt., ta hold un 1 hundred more inn, making it capibleofac- j c.,mmiKAting ,ix hundred, it will then he one I .r .i.. i . is i.i i- v . ri. ' ZZ . V " Capt. Crane, Provott Marshal ol ths 1st ; Dist. of Vt., has tuocordedin cirturina His tmneo ins countT m mr a,ieren, towns in I truiout and lour diUsrint SUsei. CottQty Commissioner 1884. WISUINUTOX Cl)lNTT. Hillou. 124 05 63 40 Parmelce. Ill :m 13 49 .50 4'J roported 27 uiaj. Ii2 p)jLUe Berlin (ju)0t' )uinur y t jj 27 O'J Montpelicr, f ' ,.; ',. jj Jjje8c.x jiiuntpe)jpr jnoroluwn jort(,(iujj' jajge(j ' Koxburv ' w. -lirr ,n ' Wl)t(,r()u ... )Kll.' vs oououry, yyoreHter aa 50 W) 25 91 50 51 40 5ti y I 68 34 OJ 110 82 114 50 45 35 V) 115 51 1107 j " Kctland. There waa quite a contest in Kut- )anj fl)r (owu officers Tuciday. The test quo,tinn . , . , .... .r, ,.,. was on tho election ol moderator. Ihovotewasus follows : John Cain 33,3 ; Chas 11. Joyce 330. This was a triumph of the Anti-League turn, 'jh)0 putanj trif says of lh:s mooting: . . , ., , , . oilt to mu BimuK': iuiiuiu in u.iki, it v.tv . . . ..r1 ' . nriler-lovimr. law u ulniL tiori nn nt our neoide - -- ---n o i . i i to turn out to the Town Meeting yesterday, and tho combination of the now excited liquor in- tereni w 1 1 ii e opposnoii ins rest, wc mi' , . ,. , ! '. . , ,, ., rin element. ' IihO tt about nil their own wav. A caucas was had at Wi,t Kutland, Monday night; the marble quarries took a thorough vomit yesterday morning, and several more can cuses wore held during the day, one ol which wo happened to witness near the lon Hall, held by several sons of the Emerald Isle and a bottle of whisky, in vrlnch the bottle was de cidedly the most corisultel an best man of the lot. Kusp'ctable citizens wore hissed and yelled down in the meeting bythtss ' bully boys." Nominations attempted to be made by the for mer were not listened to, or refused to tie put lo the meeting; and this modern " diniecratio time was a through going disgrace to the town. When our townsmen get suHinietiily tired of having their interests disposed of hy an irre sponsible inob we ttippt se they will lake ihe trouble to turn out, and attend to town matters themselves. When that good lime shall arrive depends upon them to determine. Until they shake off their apathy out Town Meetings w ill continue tube what that was yesterday, s ench in the nostrils of every man of decency. Meteorological. S)tiopsis of ohserva'ioi.i at tht Khatftiek b isrvitorj : lllKUMiiMKT'lK. Average of ol servatior.a at 7 A. M., I9fia 1P.M., !S,JJ It P.M., ;!J,o " the three, JJ.fi IMrlOMKTF.K. Average ol c Iwrrvatiens at 7 A. M. 2 P.M., " w P. M , " 'he ll r-s, (ir. at- s' roni. r Issa'io. , y h, Leas! - " lfi'h. , 29 iZH M i)1 2H.2I1 211 211 2U.MM 21 US A'ni int i f snots fs.l.n, It.S " trr " Gl.'i. 11 li;uut.s, Dsitmouth Co llanofr, N. II., March 1, IniIs). Brown. -Will snt It. Hruwn, ihe fsn.oui foui ic .uig-r, whom the Portlsnl Print stiles " the brownest llrown of all ihe brave Urowtis," an nounees one of his .eltfi w n fined music! en- tertsinmrirs s; Washington Hal, Mon'ptlier Sstordsv Kve, March ltf h. Mr. Hrosn will be a&is ed ny Mih r.. A Mirsh, a young lad of rate si i ity, ho is rsrorted to be the beat C'on- tnlio Vocalist America erer produced. She eom plet. ly turned the hesds of the Unionism recent ly, wuo aim 'it i.verhe.m'd l;tr wiin houqueti and npp,iis, cubr.g h-r before the curUin no leas 'hju i i times in one ivniing. Mr. Ilrown'i Conce ts are highly eon mended by Ihe pres, wherever he hss sung, and so popular lis hit eiitert.iiiiiienia b com i;mi be is obliged to turn crowds aw it aimo-i ( v. ry nigh', and in roost of the Isrge ci iesjs compt lied to repeat h a Concerts- Hy referring to our advertising columns s list o' Mr. Hrowu't eng gemenla in ikn viciniiy may be found, ar.d as ht is always lure of a crowd, (host who w nt seata muil go early, or " atand and bt contented." . Thi Sivisthnth Kxoisjxnt Last week the men enlistod in ibis regiment were mostly mus tered into the Unitsd States service at Burling ton. As far as companies hue been organiiid, they are officered as follows : Comptny A. Capt. S. T. Brown, St. Albans , 1st Lieut, S. G.Brown, Jr. St. Albans 2d Lieut. Henry Gilruore, Uighgate. Comrany H. Capt. Andrew J. Davis, Cambridge ; 1st Lieut. E. L. Hibbard, Charlotte: 2d Lieut. A II. Danforth. Company C. Capt. Frank Kenfirld, .'jurritiiown ; in i.ieui. uuy it. uwyer, vy of cott ; 2d Lieut. C. W. Randall, Moutlier Cumraay D. Henry D. F.atn, Captain. Lt Col. Cummtngs is the only field oBoer who haa been mustered in. Tux liooxs ol the Treasurer at Kutland iho that from June 1st, 101, to December loth, 1X63, 2,109 Vermont Volunteers have died in the United Slates service. This is about 1 to 10. Tim number does not include the ofBoors of all grades, who would undoubtedly swell the num ber to 2.500 men, The Burlington Timet says : Mr. H L. Ltmb. our lato associate in the management of thit pa per, is now ono of the principal editor if the Utica .yfnrnmff HrrM. An industrious and systematic worker, a writer of onusual ability Mr. Lamb is a most valuable acquisition to the eliional stulTof any paper. Qiotaoi Vxkmont A new arrongsment of the quota of Vermont haa been made by Gen. Pitcher and Adjutant General Washburn with tho War Department, as follows : Grost excess, lob. 1st, ovor all calls, 229.1 ; deficiencies in cer Uiu towns, 41. - - . Tpi Fan it Washinotosi. The Fair at W aehington is reported to lie a tuecesa, Mr. WalUm writes to hit paper lhat Vermont not only makes a erediuble appearance at tht Fair, but is ahead ol all other states, lion. L. E. Chittenden delivered the opening address. MoNTMLixa. Montpelier, on Tuesday, voted $3u0 bounty to volunteers to ths number of 25, who have enlisted or may enlist in the Seven teenth Regiment, to the end t of (he town. Ihere wasiome informality, however, in tht vote, and anothor town met ting hat been called, which will doubtlett modifv It somewhat. John Morse, the temperance candidal lor County Commissioner in Caledonia Count? is elected with little opposition. Hon. Crosby Miller is lectl contnisiionsr of Windsor County. I it alteted comusinioast of . A. (i. Button Quota of Towns in Washington County. March 1st. The following quotas of towns in Washing ton County lor the. draft to t iko place on th 10th ol March, (now iudelinitoly postponed,) by diroclion of tho President of the United States, are hereby announced for then formation of all concerned. t? a TOWNS. S3 B 2 3 14 la 14 Xi Hi 14 j Warrt-n ryituD I WVl.ttsId 1 Jo 7-; fin 'JliS I tu n Hill IU In ii a.1 is 17 UK Hi 'JH JS i!3 J'.i 4 : 4 4 in 14 I I'J I.. a li .M 14 IS 4 21 411 ' 1:1 ti i H n in l.l Unrttovn luxtiurj Mnntpfller 2'l IS 71 2i 411 Ml 41 I! it 17 40 at " s :it 4'i !M ti.i Ii (I is a i vi aa is 111 V) 41 II 3,1 K Miintpslier ISU 17 as II '.'4 ii llsrre MiWle.es Bi-rhn Niiriliflei.l Kulbury Calais W urcestpr Wooilbury I abut sltrstifli'td PlsluSslil SIS lt.S HIS 3II-J (17 IS7 ti: 131 Hi.'. 1ST 111 '.; 1 1 .i: ft 7 II m a The new computation ol quotas is made up to Feb. 21. Ai k.tjwi KiKiybNT Below wo a int a hand some acknowledgment lrom the agent of the Christian Commission at Chattanooga, of a do nation mado by tho ladies of Montpelier to that charity : V. 8. CiiKurus Commission, Hhvni ii Omen, ) Chatt.noogii, Feb. 21, I Slid. t, Mrs. (Jimp: DksR MsDvm : Wo opened a box yesterday, and found, as we are always glad lo find, an invoice and an envelope addressed to yourself, which the dampness of the climate and the prei ute of the articles in the b x against the cover, (doulitlesa in ttinr iiiipitieuc! to get out and be doing something for the soldiers,) hud sealed up, and therefore I send you nut that but thia. It could not has corns in better season. The socks, comforters, drawers, anil flannel shirti are in daily demand, and the fuel is lhat we do not need half ths covering in the bleak North that we do hero in llie " Sunny South." The nighti seem determined to give us the co'd shoulder in proportion as tht tun gives us a ssrm reception. The very country itself has a nightly chill, and a daily fever. It is in camping out in such nights is theat that o'jr brave aoldiers run more deadly risks ind receive more deadly irjurits tim they do on the battle field. We aro doi'ig ill e can fur lliem meotilly, m irally, and physically, ar.d such bmci is that of yours irt just what e need. Accept our thanks in lol.sif of " the boyi," ind believe me, mudsill, both to yourself tad those whom you represent in e ding the-e do nations, jour most obedient servant, W. A. LawKKNcr, Aget.l U. S. C. C, Chattanooga, Ttnn. Pbkrnttion. To the editor of the Green Mountain Freeman : C'ap'.aia 1). Lillie, of tht 4th Vt. Regiment, Co. I, is it home on a short furlough. Mil company have all re-enliated but one, man snd be wanted to, but waa lick. Previ ous to hii coming home he was presented, by hia company, with a sword, sash and btlt valued at ninety dollars. ("apt. Lillie was formerly of Karnsrd Vt. As a cillten at home, and in riffic er in the trmy, he hit but a few if any superior". A SffiK-RlHEiV. . . . We are under obligations to Hon. J. S. MoiaiLL, and Hon. F. F. Wooesatnti for val uable public documents. For the list of towniffcert published in thil paper, we arc indebted, in part, to several of our cotemporariot, ind especially, the H'ara mon. -. W. W. Storki, recently caihier of the Orange County Hank, it Chelsea, bits accepted ar, ap pointmenl as cashier of the First National Kank, at Concord N. II. The New Hampshire election comes off to -diy (Tuesday. ) Tho couteit hss bwn a hard one, but there is supposed to he no doubt thai the Union ticket will be elected. The First Vermont Cavalry, were in the cav alry forco under (ten. Kilpatrick in the raid lrom the Rapidan through to the Peninsula, and were in the hardest of the fighting. We do nut yet gel, however, any statement ol the losses in this regiment. Mr. William Gray, formerly of West Rut land, but for the past lour years a resident of Georgia, has reached Vermont again, alter much difficulty and delay in making his escape lrom the rebel lines. WawDxi.t, Pun.Lirs will delivor a Lecture on " Reconstruction," at Montpelier, un Fri day evening the Klcvenlh of March, inet. Mr. Phillips was one id the earliest and has been among the most steadfast and most brilliant advocates of the great Truths of the Declara tion of Independence, and haa ever been a firm and utilmching champion of tho Rights ot Man. No ono who admires the highest order ol foremic eloqueneo, ur the fearlest advocacy of the lundamentil principles upon which all honest Democratic Governments mint be built, thould fail to hear him. Admittance, 2." oente. Lecture io commence al 7 12 o'clock. Lieut. Geo W. Debovoiso, Co. (. 1.1th regi ment Invalid Corps, haa been appointed Inspec tor of Provoit Marshal's Board lor Vermont. It is supposed that two companies ol drafted men at Brattleboro will this Spring be sent to Ihe front, and ths company or 1st Battallion Invalid Corps now forming bo put on duty in their plaoe. Stiiitii Hums, Ths notorious criminal Fred. F. Streeler was hung at Medina, Ohio, Feb. 19. e died declaring his innocence. Wt call tbs mention of thoie in want of t good 7 Octave Piano Ports lo the adverti.emenl of GRovmrns & Co., of Now York, who offer them at extremely low price.. Seod for thtir deaeriptivt eitfular. la the list of those min ng from the 9tb t iglmcnt after the late fight lo North Carolina art tht following names of men from Limoill svunly: O F. Davis, Cimbridgt ; A. A. Colt, Hyd Psrk ; Charles E. rrtvman, VToltott ; Orauge Ueaaly. IU Uavaue, iiwwt.