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H. BELL, !
EDITOR ANU PROPRIETOR. TERMS oT MNTll VOLUME. ! Fillage snboribT 62 00 1 Mil nrcriler 2 00 , l.dWHmli and Comp.iie who lake at the offiec , T75 or 1 30 cents paia in six moniiit. nioe wlm uke of Poslndcn . . .82,00 If not paid at t!i5end of the year 2, 25 k. -,r,.r iliicontinunl until arrearazes are panl icaiit atthe ontionoftbe proprietor. So paymei t j m Crriert allowed xccpt ordered bj tlic propric AU c(nm-inlatiom..tbe addrewed tollieed tnr Vosr Paid JIISCELLANEOUS. ONE THAT'S FAR AWAY. Whtn brtathinj iepliyrwakt the rpring, And ttreami bejin la flow, And bird andbulterBiei take wing, AnJ budi and bloiiomi grow; I feel the joy ihatotheri fee), I blesa the opening May; Dut oft unbidden teari will cpring Fnr One that' fir away. When umoier batliei Uie ikie in light, And ninbeanM rlaip the hills, And eery vale. with HowereU bright, An iocene sweetdhtib; 1 uketbatbeauty to myheart Which "jtEvm cas BETBaT" Dut ftill ray spirit xnourn apart For One thit'i far away. When lighi the lad autumnal wind, And clouds impetuouf flj,. When ineditation woo tlie mind, Ai lcavei arottnd ine die( I lorcthr early cloiin; night. 1 love the lombre day: For then my rpirU takes it fiiglit To One thal' far away. Whea round the wiutry hearth we cloir, The day'i eroplormcnt done, And guilelesi merriment outflowi Frora heartn to grief unknoun, I liittn to tlieir artlos chrer I imile that they are gay, . Bnt ilill 1 ueep for one more dear, The One that'j faraway. OLD PELL, OR THE VENTRILOQUIST. (Cunduded.) It was fivc minutes of ttvclve o'clock. The night was dark and thc wind hotvlcd I ovcr the top ofthe trces, and crcakcd ihe shuttcrs of the old niansion. Old Pell had retiredto lns room. had ttndresscil lnmscll, put on his nightcnp, and was busyin mind respecting the thirty thotisand dollars he wa to obtain if Eliza marricd Benson. . . ., - r I . , . iic ncni to tnc iron saic, anu iook oih iuc will, rcad it ovcr, and thus solilofjui"cd : 'The jadc must bcrompellcd to submit or she gets no propcrty. llcre is a blauk in the will sufiicicntly large to inscrt vhat is nccrs sary aud as I drcw it originally. it will bc thc Raincliand-Hriting aud nevcr dctectcd. So l'll just iiiert hcre, wherc it says Eliza is to bccomc posscsscd of herproperty on her mar riagc day jtrorldeil she marries icilh the con senl ofSamutl Pell. whom I havc constitu-1 tcd a guardtan and sole executor of this my last will aud tcslamciit.' l'ctcr's room was adjoiiiins that ofl'cll thcre was a glas win dow in the door bctwecn tbcm, and '.hctc was one who hn.l bccu au altcutive obscrver and lislener to thc condttct and soliloquy of Pell. Thc old scamp had dippcd his pcn in theinkstand, snioothc'l out thc foldcd pnrcli meiit, and crookcd his elbow to writc when 'JForgery'! cricd a dcep-toned, hollow, and Fupcruatural toicc at his elbow. 'Forgcry !' reiterated thc saine voicc in anothcr part of the room, and again the horriblc word 'For gtry." was slowly pronounced, and ilstnncs gradually sunk in the earth bcncath the lloor. Old Pell suddculy droppcd the pcn, and nhrunk back pale and trcnibling, with horror and fright depicted on his countenancc Having a little rccovcrcd from his astonish ment, he lookcd around the apartmeut and uiiderthe bed. Nothiug was to be scen. He listcned. Xothing wai to be heard but the noring offelcr in the adjoining room. He began to tliink it an illusion, was fast recov ering his courngc and was abnut to take up thc will again, whcu,a soon as he placed his hand upon it 'Forgcry!' again cried the voice in a tone tif thunder. Pell drew away his haud as if Iic had rc ceircd au elcctric shock, and Icaviug the will on the rontrc tablc, rau into Peter's room and aicaJcentd him. "What's ihe trouble.MassaPelU'' askcd thc negro. "Get up," said Pell, shaking with fri-ht, "and come into my room," Peter went in accordingly. Pell then contin ucd Did you hearnnthing, Peter? "No. Massa. Wlat you hear that scare rouso "No mattcr, I wantyou to stay with me, and keep a candle burning. I'll retiro to bed." Pell accordin?lv nrcnared himself to fnrn in.buthebcthought himself that il would be I best to put the will again into the safe before 13 summer. 1 should prefer thatthe weddmg he retired. Headrancedto the table forthat . should beatmyAunt Wlnthrop'sin herbeau purpose, and was in the act of taking up the 1'ful mansion at Farmingdell Park. It will parchment, when the samc uneartbly voice be so delightful to get married in such a exclaimed , beautiful retrcat.and it is only cight miles dis- "Lct the vrill alone old Pell!" ,ant- I' aure our friends would be glad to He started back with so much ibice as to accompany us." upset Peter, who. falling against the table, ! Pell. who expccted a shower of tears and upset thaf also the candle on the table be- complaints against his cruelty in compelling came upset and extinguished, and all was to- her ,0 n"!Ty Benson, was overjoyed to find tal darkness. her soseemingly tractable on this point,and "Whatin time ail vou, massa?" asked exuberance ofhis joy, promised her Peter; "what scare you dis time?"' . that the wedding should be at her aunt's; it "Didn't you hear a voice, Peter?" : was thert fore arranged that Eliza should go "No massa I hear notting." i to Farmingdell Park thcre to remaintill the During the darkness and confusion, Tim ay f her miptials. The arrangement was lipped into Pell's room, and with a phos- soon communicated by Pell to Benson, who phoric preparation, wrote on ihe wall the was, o course, excecdingly elated at his uminous word "Forgcry!" in large gleatning coming prospects, and consequently put on characters, picked vp ihe trill, and made his an extra degree of supercilious behavior exit back into Peter's room. If any thing towards his class-mates.audrnbbed hishands rouldadd to the constemalion ofthe already and laughed wheii he saw Tim. "Let them horror-struck Pell, it tvas beholding that tcr- jaugh that win,"thought Tim,and said noth rible wordblazing and twinkling on the op- ing- posite wall. He swooned away with fright- Timpaid but one visitto Eliza and her Peter raised his master on a chair, threw sunt at Farmingdell Park, before the eve some waterinhisface.andrelightedthecau- niog of the wcdding. How well he played dle. Pell soon revived, and wasabout has- his card when there, by insinuating himself tcmng to bed. after inquiring of Peter ifhe aw anything on the wall, to which the ne gro replied he saw "notting but massa's cloak hanging there;" and charging Peter to stay with aligbted candle in the room all nijht, he partcd the curtains preparatory to leanintn i h "Don't comein here, you old sinner!" 'hncked the same voice, issuing from the bcd 'lothcs; but Pell had already throtvn him- 'Htupontbo bcd, whcrc he swooned awav " r"Tibrc fonp-atrr m lii facr. and VOL. IX. Pell again revivcd; but he was so exausted I fashion,aud also procured a coacli still moro with his numerous frights, that he was fat j splended, at which every body wondered, in sinkinginto asleep, when the same to'icc, in. which we wended our way to Mrs. Win a singing tone exclaimed ( tbrop's in advance or Benson and his party, "Good night, good nigbt, old Saoanv Tell ! ".mnsting of old Pell and .he groomsman. . ii , -n u ii Havmgtbus taken the lead ofthe train, by Andrccol ect Wlbe a. ell, ,ppeaiion ofthewbip to our horses we ThatnoDghtofth.in.ght'.ceneyoutcll! ' roum ourselves at the Park some twemy Tim now made his escape from Peter's ( minutes before the rest of the party ar- room. and vent nome. u ne next morrjins; he called on Mr. Fletcher, and after duc consuiiauun wnn mai geniieman, iuc buo- was found, and before night the will was duly proTed and put on record. "Do you intcnd to keep the will?" asked Mr. Fletcher. No," replied Tim. "I intend to return it. Thcre is no danger of FoTgcry now, since it has been proved and recordcd." Fletcher laugbed. Tim had, of course, conGdently communicated to hiin all the particulars as to the manner in which the will had been obtained. Fletcher replied thnt Tim would make an excellent lawyer. Pell rose next morniug after his tiocturual scene, pale, and troubled in miud. Peter, inansnerto his numerous inquities, stoutly contended that he had ucithcr secn uor heard anj tbing the night before, except the acci- dent of unscttiue thc table and extintuishinc , of the candle. "It's very strange,' said Pell. On lookiog for the will, he found that it had gone! and he no longer donbtod that it ' was thc apparation of the deccased testator, who had visited him the ninht before as he was in the act of mutilatingtbe instrument by forgcry, and had spirited it away ina mirac- 1 ulous manner. He kept his room most of ' thc day, gloomyaud moody , and recollccting tbe apparilion's parting ivarning, he tvas si- lent ou the subject of the last night's scenc. , Mightcame on, anU ne retired to rcst lle ' ninito be seateu, as tnere tvas an unoccupied made l'ctcr sleep in the same room, but ai- (seat ncar her uncle Pell. Tim could hardly ' lowedhim to put out the light. Nothing oc- restrain himself from laughiugoutright.while ! curred during thc night to disturb his slum- ( Benson was so staggercd withsurprise, mor i hers, but what tvas his astonishment in the tification, and disappoiutment, that he only j tnorning, on findiug that Peter had Icft him, moved a fcw paces bnck, and Iookedliketlie nnd was snoring avav most uumusically in verv picture of dcspair. ihisuwn room. Iflhis little fact surprised j lum, now much was lns constemalion in- creascd by findinz the ccnlre tablc upset, the candle lying on tbe floor, aud the n ill also a fcw fect from thc prostrate tablc, all in thc samc situation as they probably wcre when in his fnght he had nvcrturaed thc table the nigtit prcviousto tnc tast: night prcviousto thc last! Ula I'eli now cautionsly approaclieU the will, as it lay on the floor first louching it I with his cane, anil then listeniDg, but licar- j Mrs. Winthrop, "Will you please procced ingnonoischc grew tnore bold, and at last with thc ccremouy, Mr. 'Strong. Mr. Pell graspcd it up, and hurried it into the iron thisismy ncice's wcdding, aud in my own safe, lockcd it, and pttt the kcy into his pock- j botisc; I thcrefore bopeyou will take the et. He wcnt iuto Peter's room, and after hint, aud Iet us have uo morc of yourinter awakcning him, askcd him "what hc meant j rnption." by leaving him and going iuto his own room j "I say," replied Pell, "tis written in her to slcep, when hc had been charged to tbe father's will that she cannot marry without coutrary ?" I my consent.' "I no" undcrstand you, Massa Pell." j "Forgcry!" cried the same snpernatural "Why, you black scoundrcl! didn't I tcll ; voice, which Pell well recollected. It came you to flccp in my room last night and . didn't I 0 to bcd and lcavc you settiog tbcrc: "No massa!" replied the negro, "liow could you tell mc clat, when you harc been fast aslcep yoursclf, cbhcr sincc nighl before last!" Pell opcncd his mouih, in wondcr, and ex claimed, "what do you say, Peter? Have I bceu asleep sincc night before last ?" "Ycsyou hab," replied Peter, "and I found it imposiliIe to wake you all day ycstcr day." Pell scratcbcd his hcad. The fri-ht which hchadcn.lurcd hadin a measure afTec ted his rcnscs, andhaving but nn indistinct recollection ofthe scenc he had passcd tbrough, finding himself contradictcd by Pe ter in cvcry thing which he attempted to de scribc as having (akcn place, and nithal not a little willing to belicve that the horrors which he had sufTered were imagiuary, he fi nallyscjtlcd down upon the conclusinn that it was as Peter rcpresentcd he had been asleep thirly-six hours, and had bccu drcam ing7ad that was all. He now resolved more firmly than evcr, not to be thtrarted in his ilesign respccting Eliza; so he gocs to the safe. takes out the will, nnd it being day time, hc felt fearless. He sat down by thc table, took up hispen, aud after some trcm- bliug, finally inscrted the. clausc tbercin, thc purportof which the reauer has already secn. He then went to Eliza, nnd informcd hcr that she must be prcparctl to marry Benson within a month, hintingthat it would be uscless for her to protest n-ainst it, forifsbe should pcrsist in marrying Tim, she would thereby forfeit all claim to her father's propcrty. Eliza had seen Tim only a fcw hours "before, and she had been told ! every thing respccting the obtaining posses s,ou u' 'lle " '" ana of its having been provcu auu rccurucu, ana mat ncncetorth it was out of heruncle's power to do as he had threatencd. She tberefore wore a chcerful countenance, when Pell made the above an J - j nouncement, and said "Ifl must be marricd so soon uncle as it into tne gooa graces ot .Mrs. Winthrop, and the result ofthe couversation had with the old lady and her niecc. will be sbown in tbe sequel of our tale. It is sufhcient to say tbat Mrs. Winthrop IikedTim, and had al ways dislikcd old Pell. Tim communicated this secrettome, and requestcd tbat I would appear on mal evening oressea as a greoms- man. . Tbo day of the nupt.als arnved The ehtc of the conntry around and ofihccol-, Jege, were invitcd to Farmingdell Park. Tim and myself cre drf'scd in the cxtrrme of MIDDLEBURY, i nvea. On enterinp tbe parlor, we found Mrs. Winthrop, Eliza in her bridal dress, andher cousin, Mary 'Winthrop, as bridesmaid; and also Mr. Strong, the clergyman. to thc Iatter of whom Mrs. Winthrop introduced Tim as the bridegroom, and myself as groomsman. It was arranged that as soon as tbe party ar rivcd, and had properly assemblcd, that ihe bride and bridesmaid, and Tim and myself. should lake our statius at the upper end of the parlor, when thc clergyman should per I'orm the ccremony. The whole party arrived soon after, and wcre arraugin themselyes for their appcar ancc in the parlor. Benson, nn his arrival askcd Mrs. Winthrop for Eliza, and nas an- swcrcd that she chose not to appear tillthe hourforthe ccremouy should come, when she would enter the room from tbe wing ad ioiniue the parlor, with the bridesmaid. In lessthanan hourevery thing was in rcadi- uess for the ccremouy to commcnce. Pell had stitioned himself near the upper end of the room nnd Mis. Winthrop wassjationed nearhim. Eliza andher bridesmaid made tbeirappearauce froman adjoiniug room, Eliza led in by Tim, and I had the honor of conducting her consin to the place vbere we were to siand. Wehad just arranged, when Benson with his groomsman, came up and here considerable confusion ensncd. Benson ofTered his hand, to Eliza, who did not cxtend hers, butwaviug it and curtesying, requestcd I The lovers joined bands, aud themiuistcr commenceil repcating tlie ccremouy, when old Pell. who had east his evcs towardsthat end of the room, tliscovcrcd what was going on, screamed out "I fofbid thebanns!" The miuistcr stoppcd. J "I forliid thc bannsl" repcatcd old Pell, his tecth cnaslnns nitlirage. "1 tiave ncver civen inv consent "You have no consent to give," replied in a smothcred tone nn one heard it but Pell and Mrs. Winthrop. Old Pell grew pale, and said no morc. The ceremony was now finished without interruption, and Tim and Eliza were pronounced "mau and wifc." Then there was a tittering and Ianghing all ovcr thc housc. The suulents ofthe col le;e, particularly, cnjoycd it much. The idca that Tim had so outgeneraled Benson in this hymenial campaigu was too good, and they laughed together an hour. Benson on ly waited for tbe pronunciation of tbe sen tencc that Tim and Eliza were "mau and wife" he theu ruhcd out of thc door, fol lowed by his groomsman, and old Pell, and called for bis hack. Ashc came rushing out, tbestudcnts hisscd, aud hailcd him with "Benson, liow ungallant you are, running away from your bride!" His carriage was soon got ready, and in jumped Benson, groomsman and old Pell, driving offat tbe ratc of ten tnilcsan hour. After their departure, tbe evening passcd ofl'mcrrily thc good fortune ofTiin.and the cliscomfiture of Benson and old Pell, furnish ingmatterof convcrsation and laugbter for the whole party. The asscmbly broke up at a late hour, aud departed for their respcctive hotnes. The next moniing thc servant announccd the arrival of Mr. Pell at Farmingdell Park, accompanycd bv his lawycr. Mr. Ridgely. Pell directed the ssrvant to sttmmon Mrs. Winthrop. Tim and Eliza, to the parlor. The scrvant departed for the purpose, and in a few minutes, they entercd the parlor where Pell and Ridgely had seated themselves. Eliza broke the silence. "You have come early, uncle, to pay your respects to ihe bride. You cau't tell how much I feel grati ficd and honored by this mark ofyourfriend ship and solicitude for my happiness." As shesaid this, she bent an cye full of rogueish meaning on Mrs. Winthrop and Tim. Old Pell's wrathwas up. "I've come to tell vou. madam." said he. addr?9sln Klizn. "that yon and your husband are beggars! By yourdisobedicncc to me, you have for- leiten all claims to your lather s property, which. by his will, has now become my prop erty. Youand yonrhushand will please ncv er sliow your faces at the homcstead!" Tim replied. "If you were not an old man my only answer to your insolcnce would be by softly handing you into the street, As it is, I have only to reply. that unless you your self immediately quit the homestead.and ren der up, as executor, the possession of my wife's estate, you will meet with trouble of wbich you may not be aware." Mr. Ridgely spoke. "I have examined the will ofyour wive's father, Mr.Jocelyn, and find in the conditiou iu the will, that she was only to bepossessed ofthe property by marrying witb the consent ofMr. Pell, tbe executor of the will. It is tberefore need less for me to say that any attempt on yonr part to litigate so plain a feature in the 'in strument would involvcyou in costs, andthe mortihcauon ottailure. Wadam," continued be, turningto Eliza, "you did ve'ry wrong in being so disobedient, aodyet,"he added,tum idg his eye on Tim's noblc Ggure and frank, intellectual countenance, "thcre scemsto be abundant excusefor ynur conduct ha, ha, ha!" Tim answered. "I entertain great re spect for you, ir. Ridgely, and regrettbat vou have not a more worthy client. Lucky willit be for him, il your scrvtces are not bercafter required to sbield him from the 1V11J 11 UU IUI lliu. pcuitentiary ! Eliza and Mrs and nresectiug lns arm to Wihthrop tbcy left tbe par- lor. "TheimDcrtcnentyounESter!" exclaimed old Pell. "Iet us go, Mr. Kidgley, and get tt.e will proved. Mr. Sampson is thc subscribin 'I'll call upon him and have it established this afternoon, and then l'll sce wm is to pos- VT.- WEDNESDAY, NOV. sess the homestead and tbe eatate." They took their departure. In the after- noon Pell called upon Mr. Sampson, and pro- villagcs.to produce disease.poverty and crime, duciug the will, told hira that he was thesub- to muttiply paupers, and increase paupertax- scribing witness, he wished him to go before es. Hear Chicf Justice,Marshall, ''We tbe Judge of Probate and prove the will. think it, (says he) as competent aud keces- 'W hy,' replied Sampson, 'I have done sart, for a" State to provide precautionary that already, six weeks ago.' measures, against the moral pcslilcnce of pad- ' What do you mean, Sampson !" pers. vaoabosds and possibixco.nvicts, as 'Justasl say that about six weeks 'o guard against the physical pcsfdence agolsworetothe will before the Judge wl?.,c,h ar'sfc om "1 d 2 , , s articles nnported iu a sbip." Let us then use ol Jronate. the means the Slato has put into our hands. Imposstble! replied Pell, taking the r-Let the friends of Temperauce at an will out ofhis pocket but as he tookit early day, iu a cential meeting, iu cach out, his eye for the fir.st time fell upon the County, agree upon thrce gentlcmen as can following endorsement on the parch- didates for this ollice who will refusc to sauc ment : x'na tn,s bloody trafflc, and lci them use all ! Court, ss: The within instru- dil'Sccc in. urRng their election, in the sev- ment dulvproven, aud by me rocorded in e' tJoun""- . T., ,.- rPi"ii ona x nnn .l- " By enforcing the pcnallics of the law, Ltber M. of ills, Pages208 & 209, th.s if u 4,,tC(,, lel ni'enf iu tlleir hasle to be I day ol June, A. U. rich be compelled to regard the interests that Solomo.v Hale, Judge of Prohate.' are dcarr than wcalth. Let the public sec Pell was dtnnb with astonishment. At that no one assumes, as a source of profit,the length hc enquired, 'who had produccd sedticing his ucighbor to learn or practice theVill at the time it was proven?' thewaysof the druukard, tcmpting bim to 'A Mr. Jocelyn.' replied Sampson. Ihat. course' ,!uIch b,ri"S? 'n uot only to thc The whole truth now flashed upon J'hut aflects also hi, family and frtcuds Pell's mind Tim it was who had so ' "neretofore. ithas been at least a doubtfnl fnghtened.liim on the evening the will question, whether our Magistrates could was taken away, and Tim must have been bind ofTenders to the County Court. That the apparitioti, who had taken it away. doubtuo longer exists. It is, by tbe new law, His rage was now without bounds: and the poiver of any Magistrate, cvery day of not recollccting how he stood aflected by the year, to to "bind over" ofTenders and the what had transpired, and that his own '"esses for the prosccution, remiringbonds crime of forgery might be made to appear Sff' he mounted h.s carrage, and drove with J00Jt thu Wrfu, macb;nf ry fai,V0 te, ,hro.. all hastetotarmtngdell Park. On arn- out this State, upon the cause of Tcmpc.-- ving there, he burst into the room where ance. Mrs. Winthrop, Eliza and Tira wcre 3. Last. but not Ieast.GRssDJoRORs have seated at the tea-table. , been found heretoforc nho would trifle with 'You are averyktd. uncle' said Eliza. 'oncs friends do not often call twice ina day.' 'You villain !' roared Pell. 'And so, r. Jnrplvn vnn ivas the thiHF thnl sfnln, " . V -- "u"ui""u " "ws. ii iucy orsuchsentcnce prcviousto tnc cxpira- the wil frommy Led room table about themselves indulgc their own appct.tes, let ,; of one jear from the dav such scn six weeks ago You need nt think to. them dnnk. and paiut thclr owu folly upon J nnccd.n .r until the court escape You will be called on by an olli- cer totnorrow morntng, and go to jail. 'Thank'ce,' said Tim, 'I've no occasion. I only borrotrcdthe will a few hours just to get it proved. Was it not returned the next evening? Ask Peter.' Old Pell alniost foamed at the mouth. 'And sojou conspircd with my scrvant to rob mc of the will, did you ? Very well, Mr. Jocelyn, there is law for thcse things.' 'Yes,' replied Tim, sipping his tea very coolly, 'Peter did assist'me a little in that matter. I wasin his room, and stood at the window of the door, as you were about to commit the crime of Forgery V Thc last word was pronounced in thc samc uneartbly voice that had frightcncd Pell on the evening alludcd to. He saw that his crime was known, and that he was in Tim's power. Tim saw his situation, and commiserat ed him. Hc promised not to divulgc his crime, ou condition that after surrcnder ing thc will and cstatc, he would lcave the couutry. This was immediately donc,and Tim and Eliza soon after left Farmingdell Park for the homestead of her father, wherc thev still residc, surroundcd by wealthy an.l sinccrc friends. As for poor Benson he never returned to college ; nor was he evcr again secn in that vicinitv. TEMPERANCE. TotheCcntral Commillee of the Vt. Temp. Soeuly. Go'TLfcUKX, You well rccollect that a petition was prepared and circulated undcr your direction some weeks since, tothe Leg islature ofthe State, upon the subject of Li censcs for the saic of iutoxicating liquors, be ing in substance tbe same aswas votedby thc Society at the Annual Meeting at Rutland. Soon nftcrwards having opportunitics for distant parts ofthe State. aud being satisfied 2. As Act fixing thc timcs for hold that a more thorough changc in tbe laws, ing Chittenden County Courts. would be morc ecnerally acceptable, whilei It is hereby enacted hy thc General your own wishes would alsobe equally gr.it- ified. 1 veutnred to urge in my public iudul - gences. thc propriety of another course, lo, . 1 ' . ' wit: the Massachusettssystem. Numerous ... . . . -r . . . petmons wcre presented to tbe Lcgislature, rfew, for the repeal ofall laws. on This subl ject, hcaded. some of them, bynoloriousrum- ject, hcaded. some of them, bynoloriousrum- aellers, others, signeil much more numerous- ly, ocing tne lormoipeiiuonaoopieuoy your- selves. and a third class, with a still lougcr, Approved, Oct. 30. 1844. list of names, praying foi the Massachusetts sm' . , , . T ., 'No. 3. AkAct relating lo parties This question came before the Legislature actions,in addition to chapter 95 tee of one from each County was raised, in tbe House, and another (of three) in the Sen - atc. Ofthe first Mr. Button of Wallingfoid was chainnan, and ofthe second Mr. Briggs of Brandon The two Committees united iutbeirsessionsfordiscussion and delibera- tion. and with all possible candor listened to the euseestions of any one who was disposed u?esiionsofanvonewho was disuosed ?"V0alrJ?IZll5? iobeheard. Justice to these gentleraeu re- L; -...u;-r . i r.-j , iheircourtesy and impartiality during tbese eessions. Tbe discussion on tbe other side ofthequesUonwas enlirely Iree from that low blackguardstyle which marked the speech-1 es of some at Woodstock, in our hearingbe-j lore uiai ourr. Both Committees .reported b.lb substan-, ryommrs was passed, in that brancb, with on'y 3 votes in opposition, and in the House, by a vote of 115 to 50. Under this new system of Laws, touching the question of Licenses, it becomes us to call upou every good citizen lo secure thc tf j!lPSftW,. Who will norappropriato to themselves the woe Hpnnnnrpri nnnn him who nuts ihe hotile tn . 1 I . his neighbor's hps and makes nim drunken. The trafiic, if licensed at all, is licenscd as it isordiuarily carried on. This stands upon the same footing with other rigbtsand privil- eges, the modein which it shall be managed nemgesiau uu, sa6C, u. t , m in- .t.: .rr:- I, - An .1 rr which "ordioanly" liow iromit, the disease, the poverty. and the crime. to do this ? Who is willing 20, 1844 I The sale of intoxicatingdrinks tends only to disturb the tranquilitr of our towns and their oathsofofrice.andevenstrainthcirsouls ir not endauger their persons. with the sin of perjury, toscreen a rum seller from desened punishment. Let not such men disgrace thc (nmmnnilv Qnvtnnn.. n.tnlnn-nnl llt nrniu i:tt.: r i ir .t . 'n thdn not pollute tbe fountains of justice, Iet tbcm not soil the crmine ofthe Courts. but let tics very pcraucc should be cspccially spect to these clcctions, , 1 ti . i i -... I shall take an early opportun.ly to picscn olher viens iu refercnce to that subject, and mcaunhile rcmain Your ob't serv't. M. P. PARISII. Burlington Nov. 8, 1844. LAW8 0F VERMONT. Secretary or State'sOjtice; Montpelier. Oct. 13,1844 , . , i j. ' ,a.ru dcsignated for publication in thc sevcral .t.-T ;i. p ":.i i u.. 'V, v"v. V 7 V' , V;r . , ' ytsed Statutes. JAMES McM. SIIAFTER, Sec of State. No. 1. Ax Act to alter thc timcs of holdinrr County Courts in the county of Windsor. T. ., , , , 4. g-. . In many Counties, the most imortant du- ol said court, directed to thc sherilt olthc oy inu i rusiees oi mc cmiuni jyiui ior of Grand Jnrors will have relation to this county where thc state prison is stluated, "u, ". "" "i'li . .... J . . I. lliu ni'nmnl nl I ! i . OTTii'in ij ,.l lli,. t,ic;in trallic. In such casesthe friends ol '1 em- conmiandltil satd shcritl to catisc thc said r.7 .' i ,,' ' " . ""', liu,,,u, ,su,j uiLinU ,m.u .,........ f iwrt ol thc poor, may. nt their annual iMurch Asscmbly ofthe State of Vermont as fol-l o AVhenn shcnff shall niHiettnopun- mCetin, make and altcr such rciilations lows : ishmentof dealh upon any convict in obedi-, ag ,ievn. . dt;CIII rxpciiien, n.rtbe purporr 1. The county court for the county ' cnce ,oa f"111 "3 T'-J"; ,1 nCn' ofsecurin the bciufit of ihe provlsiotw 0r of Windsor shall be hcld as follows: l'XJfi$ sSrt SttrS ' ?Det ' "hich reg,datins may embracenot' Woodstock in said county on the fourth vbe and sl.al aL return 'tlte on town p..pere. bu. o.her persons des.i r 1 rn u it . ib . 1. r ? . . " ' -, ? , J-lur" "'c tute of properly nnd rnnrely dependent Puesday of Mareb and first Tucsday of orIglna tt?rrant, tv.tl. h.s doin-s lliereon, to relitivw, imt buu.,,1 !,v I.tw lo support November in each year. thecourtlrom which said warrant wsued, $2 Such ofthe provisions of section nnd the clerk shall stibjoin lo tbe record of art fr u,0 rejef of thc insano two of chapter forty-threc ofthe Rcviscd Statutcs, and of section one of'an act in amendment of section two of chapter forty-three ofthe Revised Statutes" ap- proved Novembcr 12, 1842. as are incon- sistent with this act, are repealcd. Approved, Oct. 30, 1844. Assembly'of the State of Vermont as fol- lnws: The Countv Courts for the county of 1 I1U VUU111V VUUI 1UI IUC: I.UUMI1 . ri.:.,j t" n . i.ij ,u i,.. vyllllii:iiucil oiill uu iiuiuui titi 1111. iiw , , , , ,, Jay save one in March and on the Tuesday next after thefourth luesday of 1 uouai i m. ocpicinuer 01 cuun jc.ir, diy ii iu uiv. contrary iihiw iiiisiuuuuig. section -U ot tne ucvisea taiuaies. i " 13 nereby enacted by the ueneral Assembly ofthe State of Vermont as fol - lows: , In any actton brought on section iwcn- tv 0f chapter ninety-nve of the Revised 1 ' l f ' H U Dar,ics or nri-' . ' i c j 7 3 j -.r i viesto such fraudulent and deceitful con-. rji ' , ,5 S;,fl rn. -. vevances. may oe toinea as nany ucieii- dauts m such action. ApproTtu, uw. w, urjt. I No. 4. An Act in addition to chapter 95 ofthe Revised Statutes, of offences against private property. n h hTreby enacted by the General oftLstateof Vermont as fol- If any person shall willfully and maliciously scffire, with intentto burn, to the dwelling-house of another, or any out- buildings adjoining thereto, or to any other building ; or if any person shall willfully and maliciously set fire, with intent to ". to anym'eeting house, church, or court house, town house, college, academy iail. school housc. or other building, crec- - ' - , ted lor puQlic use, or to any uaim, uic- housc. officc. store, shed, manufactory, mill.-orbarn ofanothcr,or to any vesscl, cu..pr or boat, used on any Iake,river or ,,.. ;n this state. ortoanv brid3c. lock. , - fl heshall be punished by m p"""'" - , - - - tnan ten iimv " "ntu- ing one thousand dollars. NUMBER 29 2. This actshall take effect from its passage. Approved, Oct. 20, 154-1. No.5. An Act relating to ofTenccs a gainst private property, in addition to chapter iiinety-five ofthe Ilevise.:Statutes. It is hereby enacted by the Geueral Assembly ofthe State of Vermont as fol- lows. 1. The county courts, within their respective counties, shall have jurisdic tion ofthe offences mentinncd in chap ter ninety-five ofthe Revised Statutcs en titled 'of oflcnccs against private prop erty,' sections six and seven, where the money or othcr property stolen shall not nrmcn cnrjn flf,llnr nnn Irinv ;.itnri theperson convicted to pay a fine not "V "c" "'v ' ,. , 1 f . laborsand rcmove nnd appointothers wbcn- excecding twtnty dollars, and to impnson- ever it s,m dcelueJ ccg. or expe. tnciit m thc county jail not more than dicnt. three months : Provided, that no justice ' 3. It shall bc the ihity ofthe Rlatc gculo shall he empowcre d to bind over for trial gist, as soon ns pr.ii-tirable, to rori inence at thc county court any person whosceasc anJ proserute a thorouh gcologicnl and in hisopinion cotnes within the pitrview ' nnneraln?ir.jl survcy ol thc state, emb:aem;r r. -., ' . . . , 1 , lliemn a Itill nnd sciontific exnniiuaticn and of said section six and seven. 2. This act shall lake efTect from its passage. Approved, Oct.39, 1844. No. 0. A.v Act to repcal "an act rela ting tothc punishment of captital crimes," approved Novembcr 12. 1S42. It is hereby enacted bv the General Assembly of the State of Vermont as fol- Iows : 1 When any person shall hecontic - ted of any crime punishahle with dealh, j . i. . . ...i and scmenccd to sufrcrsuch punishment, hc shall at the same time be sentcticetl to souiary couuiieinciii iu iue siuie pru", until such puniahment shall be inflicted. ft o person so sentcnccu anu ttn- t I ..l. ll K AA..n.1 tn mivi..iAn r- . ' . . ... r w,1Ic1.' Pass,e1, c sentance or dea h shall haveissued their warrant under the bcal scntcncc to bc carried into cxecution V - . , . . o olie ,uar i : , niri rn in siinii iiiiinn iiiriri: from thc dav of nassiu? entencc of death airainst any person, issuc tlieir warrant to ' thc shcrifT of the county iu which the state .... ii . . prison IS siluatcd, agreeahly to the pro- , visions ofscction two of this act, and the sentence shall, at thc time directed by the CaretUl in rC- rnnlnnrn tn hf rfirriPn inlll PYPrilt lllll. ' - , warrant, hc exccuted within thc walls, ol ycarnext prerccdsng the first tlny ol Aut;ust, ! the prison, or in thc cncloted yard ofthe auminlly. ' j same, unless, previous to that time, the 3. Thc Tru.steesshail unimallj. on or 1..- ,y leaishiturc ofthe state shall havc cotiimu- forelh.-. lcn.h day o bcple.nber. report i...k actsor 1 , tail thi'iriloinis under thc proviioiiK ol iI.m ,lln niim.'liMiniii nl n nnrcnn - - 1 ..... leu mc nunisiiiiiciH ui :u;ii i'vcuii. I 1 The shcriirof said county shall he . . . , . cxc,utioalmIer3 pre- : veMed ! 5k",CS3 f oti,,cr sualY',t j -"i1"'"- .-j ....... Hc shall requcst thertnte's attortify or thc , county and twelvc citizcns, mcluding n sur- ! E" ?r physician, and shall pcrmit thc couns? 1 ,c pn-"W.f E1-"1" j ?L " T.i ... .i , rr,..r r j relativcs, to he present, and uch offircrs of ( the prison, deputics, constables and niilitary I. : r ' . . - ihe scntencc, n liriel anstract ot me sncrm s . re '" l'"" L"Vi f .f.., :..:., r nt nm rnnlni..,i- ., , ,. :: i,i , i :,i. ncnt oriCI,ellce rendcred, according to thc provisions ot saul laws, snnu dc rarriru 11110 cficctin thc same mannTas ifiidhiws had not been rcpealed or this act pasted. 7. This att shall takcelTect from itt.pjs- sa ge. Approved, Oct-31, 1911. v0 -An Act rclatinj: to common srhoolt--. Ii f hrrpl.v in nrtpd hv ihe Gencr.il Afc- setnby ofthe Slale ofVennont, as follows; bCII 5 I ir;r! ,h ill I 2m'c $1. W hcn tnc ciiuurcn 01 any kcudoi ua- have become so numerons, ns in nion ol'lhe prudential romniiltcc, to require morc Ihnn one learhcr, tbe clerk ol , guch ,istr;rt shall, 011 npplicntion ol sucli ronimiltcc. rnll a meeting oi kocii uismci, for ihe purPo-,e of arcerla.nins the views of the dietnrt thcrcon. ' 2. Ifatsuch mectin!,'. a majority of the Icgal volcrs shall vote to have two or more j fcliools in thcdUtrict atthe same time. such ; i j;strict at tIie same tin,c. B,l(., Jistrict may vo(c (Q erccl as many 6cnooi houscs in the , dutrict as shall bc found necctsary, aml ( shall by vote, or in such olher manner as the legal votcr present may dcterm.ne, fix on the Iocalion ofstich school house or hooscs. ? .A" such d.!slrict o"P .f . cra schools. may Dya vote oi a majoriy ui ,rh n,.inv meeting Wallv-warncd ' cra s? 10O.l3i ma' W n vo,.c ol.a n,'.aJon,J u sucn Uislrict, atany mcctinff tcga uy wariK.u ( rnrihni nnrnnip. riirrr.t lhc lencncr oi me higher orcentrat echoo! ofthe distnct. to ,i.uiji uibuii..,' otainorougn eaucaiion.w. 1 existinglaws have Deeti a"'"""- Sl Thi. nrndential commitlee ol eucli di3trict,ora committe appoinlcd for that purpose, shall have power to examine as to the age and qualifications ofthe children, and dcsignate tlie school they shall each nt tend. 55. Children, not reeidingin such district. shall not be permitted to attcnd the higher school ol such district, except with the con sent ofthe prndcntial committce, who may prescribe the tc.-ms upon which they may be adtnitted. Approved, Oct. 30, 1SU. No. 8. An Act relating to common schools. Il is hereby enacted by lhc General Asscm bly ofthe state of Vermont, as follows; 51. At nny meeting ofanyschooldistrict, Ie"flllv warned. thc legal voters tn such district may instruct the prudential commit-1 tee to omit, in making up thc tax lnll or tne support ofschools, lhc names of sncli 1 jner- of suchtox; twothirdol thc voters present ' asi-cnting thcrcto. Ii rCSLlSIIEn EVERT WEDNESDAT UOr.SIN IX stewart's bcildimgs, BY J. COBB JR. r nnox all or.nr.ns rcr. rRisiino B(Q)(0)ISd HAMDBILLS, Of every description will he neatly fishiouably exccuted. at short noticc. and 3. This act shall (ake elTcct from its pa sagc. Approved, Oct.2G, 1841, No 9. An act to provide for n g-colngio.nl snrvey ofthe State. It is hereby cnstcted by Ihe Gcner.il As scmbly of the State of Vermont, as fiillowf: 1. ThcGovertior is hcrcby nuthorizcd it directed to apiioint a Sute Gcologist, who shall have ;i competent knowlede ol scientfic nnd pr.tctifal cco!o;y nnd mineniloy.and hhull be subjecl to thc ordura ofthe Govcrnor fnr the time being. atul rejnovable at h.u plensurc. 2. The state gcologist. with thc npproba tion ofthe Govcrnor. thM. from time totimf. appoiulall pmper andncceesary asiistnnts. ' dcsrriplion of its rocks, soila, niclnlsai d min ,' entls ; makc carcful and complelt aefaya anu ansuysis ol Ihe sauic,anti annualiy, otiur belorc the first day of Octobcr, tn rcrort to thc Govcrnor thc prouress ofthewoik. tb most cliirient nnd ecnuomical niaiini'rofcon- I ducting it, nnd nn cstimatc oftliccxpensefur I thc ensuing year. j 4. For the purpoe ofcarryint; into cflcrt the provisions of tlii ;ut, the um of twn thousand dol!nr annu.illy, lor tim tt rm of 3 ! year, is liereby nppnipriatcil. j 5. All rl.tims undcrthe pniviions r,f thi 1 a hc presented tu tbe nuditi.r ofuc- rounts fora lowance. nhobhall dr.uv rderrf ; Qn TrmKUm nfthc ;tittc !or 1C Bmol ,,, ,le . Binfi.i ,tH rnualto.tnt not v. re.lim- ; any year, tlie annunl nppropnntion. j Approved Oct. 2S, lal I. No. 10 An Act for tha ralicfof thi-Insanc Poor. Il is hcrehy enacted by the Gencr.il Aa seniblv ofthe State ol'Vermont ae lollowsr ?1. A sum not escecilins ihrec tlioucaud , dollars mny be drawti from the treasury of the olate, in the month of Aujrust nnntially, Asyluin. r.i r t .i,ii ... ii.a ..hh.mh.. J.JI II IUUII ailiui eiinic 111 liic .il'L 1 1'lii 1- m.lIl; : M.ctitm nroorlio. . !lB ' number of it inpune poor in thc Asylum, the expense oflniiisportin-r them at the rnte of f'.S1'1 rc" 1-T tnile. ou the nearest prarlica- hle route Iroui llicirresfpcrlive pliiccs ol rcsi- (,onre to d Ay,UIIIf niVd lllB iLn-ril. oftim.- utu have hocn ihere at thc'riteofotm dnllnr nnd fifty cenls per week. dnring the act, to the Audilor of an-ouiitH, who s-hall in rorpomte the same in'o his annuat rrpnrt. r . ... ., e- j-i. ii iii nnyyearinc cxpcnse ui .(., ini thc in.me poorof thc stntc, at said An- inm at thc nile iierwccuaiioveKiatcii.iiicni , ,!n,Mllc cxllCnJ 0rimnportatMin :.s nS.n ga;d ?h!I b'e lcM ,irec mc.lIs:lmI ,Iot , theTriistccssh;.:! not. lor irh vear cntitled lo a jrreater mui, than the ainount a firesiate. oi tucli cxpen 55. The sevcral towns nnd olher rnrora- MUIIb III Lliu ottlic, Lll.ll "l illlic Wllll llif- rtt 1- : i .1... .1 i.i . ..:.i. i... "npproved Nov. 3, 1SI1, nnd nn act in ; "ition thereli,. aPPr npproved November, 1, IS- '" .nri" 'P':"'"''' Approved Ort, 30, 15 1 1. Froin thc Ditnrirs Whig. IMPORTANT LETTCIl. Wc makc no apolosr fi.r presftitinr the following Icttcr to cnir readcr.', and only siv that it is not stolen, and was ml "picked nn iu the uiud.' If Palhrick .nll ... .rn ;ilN; m- ; wlli'c, c' camB , his ellre ,;.p,.;M satisfation. Lcltrrjrom Patriel; JlrJToggin in Dan- rcrs, America, tn Michact O'Flar. tgnn Kilnwrr, Irehmd. M m Dc w:v Thc top . ie ,,. ,. . , j moming toyou Michiael, and cau t y u picfc up your little bit things. and healtcr coming ovcr to this blcssed counthry ; aM(j itin Sawney, aud Bridgcl, and the twjn!I and Patrick, and little Michael.nnd , o(',er twjns alJ t(ie bab anJ ,,,, re.t , -p ,,, , Al cnrrl:", ol em 1 1 Anu ou 1 1 . e i cr t jou can livc on the of rK.rat.es, that cai, c had fr the .d,K"S. a.nd en 1" ?a" nave cotlec anu paranes in mc moruins:, ,i, ..i,n, nn,l nraii f"ee an am, lhe ,k, likc o'that, and and tay at night, and matc and paratics for dinner seven days in the tvcck bcsides Friday.", when you know thc Prasle won't let us have any mate. Its a Iand o'liberty Michael, and wc want thc sons of tim Granc Isle to come otcr and hclp us to make a Praisident and what's that Pathrick I says you. 111 tell you Michael. It's the man that rulesthe Yankces, and gives the ofhccs to thc Irishmen. I want you to come ovcr this blessed inonth, and help us choose Jemmy O'Polk for Prasi dent; and he's a gude an Irishtnan as ntiy of us, only hc wasn't born in his own n:t tive counthry. It's he that was spakcrof the Housc, when they wouldn't I t him speak at zll. Now when you come over here Mich ael, my honey, and the big-bel!ied maii from thc custom Housc tells you hurrali for Y011112 Hakery. he means Jemmy O - Pokc, that's thc son of Zakie! OTokc,!ns jrrandfatlier. But afther all, Jcmmr aint h jon ()f hs own fathe h..s t!ic ,arinl of0ulJ Jac, am, ,,, Hakcry's mothcr, you kuovv. was an Ir.h- man. I loll vr Mikc thi., is a great