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a. s BURLINGTON, VT FRIDAY MORNING-, JAN. 5,1866. NUMBER TWENTY EIG-HT VOL. XXXIV. NEW SERIES VOL.XIf. NEW TEARS' ADDRESS 01 TBS BUnOGTON- FREE PRESS, JiXCART 1, 108. Happy New Tear ! Fatter Tics Bring? ns to another year, Brings the Carrier -with his rhyme ; Will it please y on stot and heir J 'Tit a queer machine Time drives, -Grinding out the Jays anil hours Spools that wind np all ear lives And be weeks with H his powers. Merer wee he Vases hoW. Tuning Handily ho waee4, er looks at who grow oW, ,V'cTrcait( what say fed. Oabr.at the weeks WW the Vw i nearly Jnf Paster flio hw wbed staBt i fc hastens to : Ham a moment drives it dower, JNfcojiM Mother Tear : Let m look the oU oa o'er And see wht wonders there apfr. If over Tour deterred the suae Use past we my eventful oaH ; TwoaH take a wlwe,-Bay a sesre. To tell its marvels one and alL The bloody battles of the Spring Wnipohjii, oad iaarbes, ouptared tM Of NW strongholds sod of men OT Davis oad his motley crew. Whore'to begin, your rhymester donM Or where to end if once began, Or what to oil most marvekm Where atlisaew beneath the tern. You've seea a child, in earnest play BaiU np a house with Mock awl Mti, A Marie gorgsom to hit eye As ere wo reared of marble hard. But, ae he lays the topmost row And steps his hands in childish glee. The wind Mow gently on the pile. Takes out one card and woe is be ! So did the great rebellion 01 When Grant knocked ont the bottom block, TaablBBg in heaps about their ears - Its banders with a Eighty sheet:. A cob-haase in conception to A ooh home's end its dewiasd late ; Tot ftattaad short lived as it was I cost a fsirfol weight ! Tea, Ibr the worth of one Man's life Loved of us all, by traitor stain, Is am than all Seeeeda's prate Prom east to west and bask agate. T weaaaad dy, the first Ball Ran, A wrathful day, when Sumter fill ; Bat sadder, angrier, blacker yet. The day that ring out Lincoln":) lanst ! "Tin the last, worst, malicious blow. Of the Rebellion Demon now With spirits broke, their suppliant kn;s The rebel chiefs for pardon bow. And, erwning triumph ' God-sect good ' From deepest ill brought fiir and free. From storm and fire our land oonwi forth At last a land of Liberty. I said twai wonderful year ; and 'tis tree. When you think what strange things the year madeout to do I believe the most uaeoBeerned nun 'neath the blue Will agree that the marvels have been " a whole slew," Twas strange the lebefliou so quick should fall through, Twas strange Jeff, was caught in sach strange guise a few Taink it's strange he's not hung yet, 'tis some what strange too Ihat Slavery's dead and of marvels more new T ittrmoge -nfakt a rumpus tbe Fenian crew Have lacked np io make Johnny Bull turn all blue. but to pass by the marvels of war and ef State, "ae or two things have happened right here at our gate Which are worthy of note in the Carrier's ditty. npnmit, to start with, we've had the dignity 1 v r nearly a year now to rank as a city ! TV .th Mayor and Fathers and Council complete, But between you and I, there are those who repeat 'It's a lumbtrwg eoaoera after all," yet we dont K much " log-roUiDg" yet, as some others are won't F t we give our attention the rather to "board" Anl we thus lay eat millions, a right goodly hoard r- we start city fashions, retail city news i! .;i ward Meetings and primaries, and if we choose ' .'. I no doubt make as much of a etir and a -tew 1 t r Mayor's Election as Gotham can do. ' . idis, we've started thebig Iron Mills b : monotonous growling the night air fills ' ' i rollers bright, with resistless wills, " - i the hot bars, as if sugar pills, u ' -1 ruir like the sea heard from distant hills, i go there to see, better make out your " " - ,u.rininr hot bar very suddenly kills If. one, anl saves making long doctor's I J the third pli. ; ,.a has been put to the C at ' n State Agrisaharal money so bright. "wisdom assembled" thought best to Utile 1 lie "ciaM firm- fand vth the old U. V. M. Twas the best plicsarii plain atUm.ev'n to them Bo now vte may shortly expect for to see Every stuient ia cap anl colt militate And marching to tap .,f the drum, or with gl And grubbing tool, searchinj wbtrc taters may be Or felling a pine for a family tre Arboretams built up and conservatory Professor Arator And Prof. JIachinator And other strange names in the Old Facultee. Well, out of it all some good surely will grow : Each student will sow learn to hot hit otr.n roir, And "dig in" like a good 'un wherever he go. He'll know leant being taught 'em and stand cn his pegs fit to teach his old grandmother how to suck gs. Iatt would take till seventy -an teS the big things said and dons Mbe old year that's past ml gota. 'lis raJl, perhaps, ro kacw 20 marc Of Ithat the Sew Tear haj in store. Whatever cones, the Carrier will, , l bring to you the Feee Psnj still. Fuller of news than heretofore Anl larger by a fifth or more. The Carrier bates a hint to give About himself but he must lhe. Suppose you help him in his fix. To worry into Sixty-Six. Iland him a quarter, be can say " Twill not be money thrown away." And for the Xew Year he will pray : "Msy health and comfort in each home Be guests throughout the year to come; And free Irom trouble and from fear May each enjoy a HriT Yeae." Poetry The Old Vear. 0 bells 1 chime low your rhythmic tune. Ring sweet and low as bells of June Toll miices for a waning moon ! 0, dear oil year ! we've loved you w We cannot tear to have you go ; Ring low, 0 belts I ring low, ring low. And, dear, dear year ! we've loved you trur. We'll love you still, e'en though the new Has eome to eharm our love from vou. .11 i seel la 11 v. t 11 n e 1: o r a t it a n 1: ; OK, 11 KD ITTI.K KIIISS KKl.Vfil.K. BY rm-JlWO BRIL.V. The city was muffled in mow, and looked as calm, and pule, and stately, as a queen in ier ermine robes . it was nu;nt, and the tinkling of innumerable sleigh-belle made thcirofty air musical. The heights tbeiu e!ves pried silently through tbe ctreetf, painted blackly asainst tlie white snow as they passed like so many phantoms winding tneir way to a letiral on trie Jtrocken mountain. It was late, for the corner crooeries were f-hut. The last draught of jKiion had been drained over tbe counter. The last victim had etacered borne to his trembling wife. The red unwholesome light that flared over the door had been extinc;uibd, and the barkeer wax footing in bis bed behind tbe flour barrel?. In the bleak f belter afforded by tbe pro jecting wooden awning ot one of the corner groceries in orrenwicb etreet, close to wnere mat tcorougbture nears tne river, and huddled up again: the tide of the large dual-bin that flood hasped and padlocked on one tide of the entrance, two little fig- une were visible in tbe dim glimmer of tbe night. Two little children they were, sitting with tbeir cold arms embracing each other, tbeir chill cheeks pretred together, and tbeir large weary eyce looking out hungrily into the blank street. Down by the wharves thev saw the tall (lender masU of bhip piercing the sky like crriid Unced oi s me band of gigantic Cosiucks. Among the black bulls a lew late Jtgbte bill! shone, and tbe air rung occasion ally wiib tbe voice of a drunken sailor, who I roci some friendly doorstep, where he bad involuntarily cast ancbor.cbantcd bi exper ienced of a young West Indian lady of color, wbo rrtjieed in the horticultural name of Nancy Banana. Presently a mystic tnuuc seemed to fall from tbe arcaed "skies upon the city. It was the chimes lrom old Trinity, tingmg the Old Year out and tbe New Year in. Tbe thrilling notes of the changes follow ing each otner in measured flaw, vibrated through tbe air like mufie made by tbe feet ot marching angels. They jc-;i-antly seemed to scale the slope of Heaven. Tbe wild melodious clangor floated over tbe great silent city. Myraids of serial Moore, clashing tbeir" cymbals, teemed to march orcr the housetops. The clock wai trcmb liog on the stroke of twelve, and Time had one foot already in the territories of the New Tear. "Tip, listen to the bells," (aid one of the two children, that were huddled beneath the grocery-awning, speaking in a faint though clear voice, like a bell heard in a fog, "listen. It is time for Kriis Kringle to come."' Tip's cold little lips opened and nothing ieEued therefrom but a low plaintive "I'm hungry, Binnic." "So am I," said Binnie, with a sort of far off checrincss, as if his heart was at a con siderable distance, and could communicate only very faintly. " But, let us wait. Per haps Knsa Kringle will bring us wmcthing nice. What would you like most, Tip?" " Coffee and cakes wouldn't be bad," said Tip, hesitatingly, as if rather afraid of the consequences if he allowed bis imagination to run awaj with him. " Or a plate of roast beef rare, with pota toes and peach pie," suggested tbe more reckless Binnic, "just such as mother used to give us Sunday. Poor mother!" " IVhat are we going to do to-morrow, Binnie, to net some money?" " Shovel enow off the stoops," anbwered Binnic resolutely. " We'll go into Union Square early and ask all around at the boutes whether they want the sidewalk cleared. Some of 'era are sure to give us a quarter; wo might make fifty cents, and then wouldn't we have a time!" " When we were living in the country with mother what fun we used to have on Xcw Year's," faid poor little Tip, creep ing up closer to Binnic, with a shiver, for the night was getting very cold, and a few large f now-flakcs commenced falling straight down from the fleecy sky, white as tbe man na that fell in the desert, but alas ' not so nutritious. '"0, golly! yes. What a good mother she was to us, and what things we uicd to find in tbe old stocking that she cave to us to hang up ! Kriss Kringle don't come to us any more now that she's dead. I wonder il he really used to come down the chimney. Tip, or if 'twas only make believe. r. 1 don't know," said Tip. "Iwatche ever so many nlghta. but somehow I al ways fell asleep just beforo ho came, and then tbo things got into the stocking. I used to dream, though, that I saw him. A little man with a red coat all covered with gold lace, and a long feather in his cap, and a little sword by bis side. And bo used to mile at me, and say, 4 Tip, will you be a good boy if I put something into tbe stock ing for you?" and tben I used to promise, and when I had promised I used to hear music sounding all through the house, a great deal finer than the music wc heard when wo want lo tba circus, Binnie; and then Kriss Kringle would tako off his hat to me, and make a jump, and go clean up the chimney out of sight, like a red jacket. Ah bow cold it is, Binnie, .and how bun i Sn I am. Tell us a story." Tbe win1 rrnec in the north, and camo down upon the city with a savage howL Tbe heavy now-flikes fled before bio into every angle and nook, like terrified white birds trying to hide themselves from eome vast-winged, screaming lalcon. They thrust themselves into tbe crenccs of tbo windows, and between the tUu of the green win dow.tlinds ; tboy got under the sills of the doors. Tbey left tbe centre of the streets, and flew madly into tho gutters ; they hud died themselves into tbe dark earner where Tip and Binnie were cowering, ran up tbe legs of tbeir ragged trousers, and elid down between their frail shirt-collars and their cold little necks. It was a fierce, biting, scratching wind of prey, and poor Binnie and Tip felt bis talons digging Into their fiath. JiSt bs the pair of vagrants had drawn 1 cio'er iogetntr, ana ilinnie was trying stop his teeth wnich beean to chatter from biting in two the thread of the story that tbe patient little fellow was alwut to tell his brother, they heard a faint err. something between a moan and a whistle, sounding close to them. Loo Vine out into the dim twilight thev beheld a dwarfish figure standing on the sidewalk, moaning and waving its arms. It seemed to be a little man about two feet high, clad in c red coat, covered with gold laee. and wearing a little cap, in which was stuck a long feather, that was bent ncirly horizontal by the wind. A tiny sword, about tbe length of a lead pencil, "dangled by his side. 0, Binnie," whispered Tip, ' it's Kriss Kringle eome ag-iin. 1 know bini. He used to look exactly like that in mv dream. I ain't afraid or him. Arc you ?"" " Xot n bit," answered Binnie " He look" a nice little chap. 1 hope he has brought us something. The little man on the sidewalk stemcd very uneasy. He waved his long arms con tinually, took off his little cap every now and then with a quick jerk, as if he were making a series of abbreviated bows to the two little vagrante, and then bopped about, moaning the same shrill and extraordinary moau. ' Binnie, 1 think he's cold; let us ask him to eome and lie down with us and warm h:meli," said Tip. " You know, in all the fairy book9 if you treat a lairy well, he's sure to give you three wiebc6." Whatever Binnie may have thought of the rcckU tenets of the suggestion of warn ing anything by putting it close to two such little icicles as himself and his brother, the latter part of the speech teemed to strike him as containing a felicitous idea. So, bracing his chattering teeth as well as he could, he said - " Kriss Kringle, will you come and lie down with us, and we will warm you?" Tbe little red-coated man made no reply to this hospitable invitation, but danced, and shivered and moaned, and doffed his tiny cap many times in eueceseion. " Come, Kriss Kringle," continued Bin nie, beckoning to tbe dwarf, " come in out of tbe snow." Maybe be don't apeak English, Binnic," suggested tne imaginative lip. This was a new view ot the cate, and Binnie leau to consider with himeelf whether, by some inspiration of tbe mo ment, he mi-fat not suddenly master tho particular foreign tongue with which tbeir new friend was acquainted, when suddenly, tbe little man made a ewift leap and landed right in Tip's lap. n by, Umnie," ened Tip, " it s not Kriss Krm?le alter all ; it's onlv a mon key !" Sure enough it was a monkey a poor shivering little Brazilian, with a pleading eyes and soft, silky band, and a counte nance that seemed to tell of a life of sor row. A bit ol broken chain dangling from a belt rounJ his waist told his sto v. Tbe eternal organ in the street ; the black beard ed, heartless Italian ; the little switch that bCorcd his back at borne ; tbe cruel pinches to induce politoncse.when wondering scbool bjys proffered tl.tir hoarded coppers ; the melancholy pantomime ol sprightly grati tude which was taught with blows, and performed in fear and trembling. Poor lit tle runaway ! Poor little vagrant ! He seemed to know that he lound brothers in tniMfitrritvu irl..n da thrust Iti timi.4 .ilV,. nttr in Htnnip'a liand. and faid his Lairv mile mcv againct TipV cold bottom Tbe children vied with each other in at tentions to the poor little wanderer. I do believe that if Tip had an apple or a chest nut at that moment, hungry as he ". he would hare given it to bis 'red little Kriss Kringle. Tbe boys placed him between tbcm, and tried to snuggle bim up in tbeir tattertd clothes. He clung to tbem as if be really loved them. His little hand lound its way into Tip's shirt-bosom if that collection of discolored tatters which he wore beneath bis jacket could be called a shirt and laid jutt over bis heart. Tbe poor vagrants kissed and fondled their t ; and God help tbem' were almost happy fur the time. Meanwhile tbe snow drilled and drifted right under tbe shed where the vagrants lay. It began to pile itself up about tbem on all sides, and it clung to every projection of their persons. The air grew culdcr and colder. The wind swooped at tbem under the shed still like the wide-winged shriek ing falcon us if it would take them up in its talons and bear tbcm away to its hleak nest to feed its unfledged tempests Closer and closer the three houselrs) creatures drew together, until a great drowsinro fell upon them, and the sough ot the storm sounded farther and farther off, and sleep and snow covered them. Then a dream came to Binnie and Tip. Rod little Kriss Kringle jumped up suddenly from his rest in their bosom, clad in the brightest finery. A wondrous white egret's plume waved in his cap and he wore a breastplate of diamonds. His red coat was redder than the blossoms of the wild Lobe lia, and his sword was hiltcd with gold. Then he said to the boy : "Boys, ye have been very kind to me, and sheltered mc when it was cold, so now ye shall idle in the sunshine forever and ever!" Then he led them down to the wharf near by, where, moored among the black hulls of the ships, they found a beautiful golden boat, so bright with many-colored flags tbt it seemed as il her tall masts had swept the rainbows from the sky. Fairy music sounded as the sails were set, and they sailed and sailed and sailed until tbey land ed on the sweet Southern shore. There they found strange trees with leaves of satin and fruits of gold. Wonder ful birds snot lite stars Irom bough to bough. The rivers sang like musical instru ments. From the limbs of the trees trailed brilliant tipestrizs of orchidaceous flowers, which, witn their roots in the air, eurked the sunlight into their secret veins, until their blossoms were covered with the splen dor of Day. Here, red littlo Kriss Kringle led him to the foot ot a huge tree covered with white flowers, and made them lie down wbilo he fed them with fruits of a magical flavor. The sun shoc cheerfully on their farads. The birds sang their pleasant songs. The huge tree rained its white blossoms on them, as thoy dropped off to sleep weary with delight, until tbey reposed beneath a coverlet of scented snow. When the fir6t day of the Kcw Tear dawned and the grocer's boy came from his bed behind the fljur barrels to take down tbo shutters, bo saw a mound of snow clwe by the side of tho coal-bin. He brought the shovels to take it away, and tbe first strcko disclosed the three littlo vagrants ly ing stark and stiff, enfolded in each others' arms. A remarkable homicide occurcdina tne falrrfin in New York tho Other nigl young man named Cunningham, excited by j wcrV, and continue reorganization on the line he liquor took offense at a remark made by a ns lid down. Congress has means of prevent etranger and sought to bo revenged. Ac- jng final results, till its guarantees are obtained; cordingiy be stripped on nis coai anu rusucu urn, " ivcriiiug i .i.i, wuu, towards the offcnsW individual, who, at , by admitting none who carnot take the oath re that moment, raised un umbrella which be . quired. ery few would get in this sesjicn. if held in tns nana ana tnrusi 11 inio wbswr- ham'sace. The point 01 the umbre la t00, effect in his left eye, pa-sing through and penetrating the brain. He fell insensible and died In six hours. The stranger escaped arrest and has not been detected. ... l -. .u rTnit-t .Vcoarding to recent authority, the United C.a. fiaa An nnoro milo of COfll field fifteen miles of surface. Great Britain 7 ' . .... .1 r basone to every thirty, r ranee one every two hundred. The total amount ol caal Tet in reserve in tbe United States is es- at tttvuit four thousand billion tons, so that rja fears need be entertained ol a scarcity of fuel, for some generations to ' 0 5; Sflte Snt ims. GEO. W. A; C. C. BENEDICT, tUlu ml Prctrltft. BURLINGTON FRIDAY MORNING JAN. 6. me. Tho Old Yenr and the Nciv. Lhe as long as we may, we shall none pf us sec another year of such mark as that just closed. What mighty questions have been settled, what problems sohed, what steps taken in the progress of the Nation and of Republican institutions, during the twelve month past 1 And what a contrast tor our land between a year ngo and to-day Then a million and a half of men were in arms on tbo two sides, cnurt-d and trained, till like practiced priie-Egbters, the hostile armies could not touch each other without drawing streams of blood. And the nation watched them with an interest so palled with blood, that a battle which cost less than a thousand lives, was set down as a mere skirmish, and something more exciting was waited for till the morrow. Then the question of Seces sion and the consequent question of the power and validity of a government of the people, wss still unsettled, however plain it may have lcen to many what the settlement would be. Then we were a Slave-holding Nation, claiming to be the freest on tbo Globe, jet protecting Slavery in porti ns of our domain even after it bad strnck at tbe life of tho Nation. Now tbe rebellion lias collapsed and disappeared like a bultblc. Tbe Land has Peace again. The mighty ar mies have melted away. A hundred thou sand men in Union garrisons throughout the South aro all that remain. The power of the government has Leon vindicated so com pletely that it can never again be called in question. And tbe plague spot has been cut out of our body oitic. Worked into every fibre of the South so utterly, that only by such a terrible eonvuleion could it be eradicated, the cancer of slavery has been torn out by the roots, and this, in fact and form, is at Ja-t a Frer Country. To naye lived in a time of such tremen dous interest, is a great privilege ; to hate shared actively in the struggle, is glory enough for any man. Not, indeed, that all is clear sailing now. The swell of tbe storm still rocks tbe ship ot Sta'e. The old year leaves to the new a heavy legacy of responsibility and care. Tbtrs are momentous problems still work ing out But we have faith that all will work for good. Bevolutione never go back ward The Providence that lias kept at thus far, we have faith to believe will bring us through safely aud righteously and tri umphantly tor equal rights awl tbe common brotherhood of mankind. And so believing, we can repeat and adopt with fullest mean ine tbe often quoted words of tbe Englteh jxtei, wnich svrni as if written specially Ibr this New Year King out tbe old, ring in tbe new; Riag, hsppy bells across tho snow The year bis le t us, kt him go; Ring out the false, ring in tbe true. Riag out the grief that Hps the miud For these that here we see no mere; Ring out tbe feud of rich and poor, Ring in redress to all raanlini. Ring out a slowly dying cause. And ancient forms of party strife; Ring in tbe nobler modes of life. With better manners, purer laws. Ring out tbe pride in place and blood The civic slander and the spite; Ring in the love of truth and right, Ring in tbe common love of good. Ring out the shapes of foul disease. Ring out tbe narrowing lust of gold, Rinz out the thousand wars of old. Ring in a thousand years of Peaee. The Position at Wasliinjlou. A Washington correspondent of the Bos ton Travtllcr, who appears to be excellently well posted, gives tbe following interesting statement of the leading measures proposed in Congrccs.and of the President's views and purposes : The House of Representatives is radical, but it is a radicalism represented best by such men as Boutwell of Mass., Wilson of Ind., and Bing ham of Ohio. & It is not going to waste powder upon the support of the theory that States by rebellion are no longer States, and should be governed as territories. It will not countenance class legislation for the negro, any more than against him. The purpose of these sagacious meu is to re main in harmonious co-operation with the Pres ident, to the extent of not violating their con victions of right and jostice. They expect to obtain certain amendments to the Constitution, which will cover the prohibition of rebel debt, (already psssed by the House) ; the repeal of the three fifths clause, and an article making representation co-cxtent'ive with suffrage: the repeal of the prohibition against export duties from tbe State, so as to make Southern products aid in the payment of a debt incurred tbroagh their treason; and possibly the adoption of an amendment which shall prohibit the passage of lavs by any State discriminating against citizens of the United States on account Of color, race or former condition. I sy that possibly this latter may be adopted. A majority of the leading men in both bodies are theoretically in its favor. Whether a working majority ot members or senators are is, Lowev cr, doubtful. Of the adoption of the other amendments named, there is no doubt. These amendments are sought by the Repub licans in both bodies. It is their poliey to urge them through before any question can ccme up directly upon the admission of Southern Rep resentatives. Thelojal State Legislatures will soon be in sess'on, aid without doubt the three amendments will pass. The Southern States will learn that tbe first among them that follows euit, will be tbe first to secure admittance to Congress. It is believed that in this policy there need be no oren antaconism with the Executive. Even though he may not desire to have such rcquirc- ments made, as are here indicated, as he is not i lt ' 7 -. i.:.f.,; ,,., ,. , - liS. , .lllion a tallrgmtnt of the , rttmtn., "unretu, etc., to secure justice and prettction t0 iojaj frecdmea. is also assured j bejoni a doubt. The right of suffrage will 1 nrehihlv be extended to the neiroes in this dis- I trict. The only question is. whether it shall be J on (he of tejugence. as expressed tu . a . - v . t in the voter's ability to read and write his name. 10 . t he simclv based on manhood. Conni- I ,4 w;th these measures, wiu be the passage also of Kt prohibiting Territorial Legislatures from discriminating ia anv form hereafter asrainst ' Mtiisna on account of color or race. in a conversation with the President a ten evenings since, Mr. Boutwell "P""'- J tog aftheCwireiilonal majority ca the pres. nmp wu lei aoirn eicrni iaiu I eat c!an of restoration, and its desire and deter- a . 1 , Eunaticn to get more guarantees ere arauiii 1 members were permitted to enter its portals. ! The President expressed his conviction that he I wosrizai. out ram lunucr IU - I ... 5L . 1 .1 ?n-t.:. .ml position in mane 10 ibc win v u vt ' tint there need be no uivision, anu ea ms jjih there should be none. Mr. Wilson of Iowa has lately had an inter view with Mr. Johnson, in which the same views were expressed, with even greater frankness, by both parties. The President said there couW be no doubt that Congress had the right to extend the suffrage in this District, and thit he wonld cheerfully sign a bill to that effect. He express ed a conviction that his own plan was best, but that there need be no difference on that score. Mr. Wilson said, with great frankness, that the only thing which could male division was the use of Executive influence, bearing directly upon the party in the shape of patronage, to bring about admission of Southern members. Tbe President said he had not and should not do anything of the sort. This i the present position of the Union ma jority. The President thinks himself right, avows his conviction, and at the same time de clares he will net urge his views against the ex- pressed wish of his supporters, un ice omer I-"--1- - . , . constantly urged to carry cut his own plans, in spite ot his party, by the courtiers wbo are al- ways to be found to flatter power. MBuuBMiutniuauuura u. " imiiraiiu1iU6t if....j "" here to tbe prograt.me here expressed. There are some, who, like Raymond of N. i..btilbeeU or Indians, liootseau ana ureen w r c. mua o a Ky., i-aeips 01 uaiiimore. itienry is't successor.) desire to go with the President, and wbo would lute 10 oppose an puns um ue one upon which be has Dten experimenting. These, according to present indication", are not sufficient to make a respectable showing. In the Senate the division lines are more marled. To some extent that body resumes its conservative character. During the war it has been at times in the advance. Xuw the House leads. Senators Sumner, Wilson. Clark, Sprague, Morrill, Chandler, Yates, Poiae roy, Gratz Brown, Grimes and Wade are es teemed the most pronounced radicals ; and Sherman, Anthony, Foot. Poland, Henry S. Lane, Fessenden, Howard, Ramsey, Nye, Con ntss, Williams, Ncsmith, and Morgan aie of a more conciliatory cast. Dixon of Connecticut, Doolittle of Wisconsin, Cowan of Pennsylvania, Reverdy Johnson and CressweH of Maryland, Stewart of Nevada, and probably Harris of New York couat tbemselvte s pur etctlUnc the President's supporters. The three first named are his especial friends, or desire to be so consi dered. Trumbull, Foster, Norton, are doubtful, at least so deemed by the most radical. Tbe Democrats in the frenatc will Deiounu voting in whatever way they may hope to create dieen tion. " " ! Good Advic mou Gws. SBLxav--Tbe reconstructed rebels io Arkansas, wbo can not take the test oath presented by the leg islature of that State, and are consequently disfranchised, held a Convention at Littlr Roek, the other iky. General Sherman was 00 a tour and was invited to address the Convention. The chairman ot the conven tion, in addressing Gen. Sherman, made complaint of the restrictions laid upon tbem. To this the General replied that tbe en'y po litical advice be could give tbcm war, to obey the constitution and laws. He thought there were many things more important to tbem than immediate voting, and he sugges ted that they bad better improve their roads, establish schools, and make the State attrac tive to emigrants. He told them that the fact of their being allowed to meet to dis cuss political matters, after what tbey bad done, showed that tbey enjoyed pretty Urge liberty, aad that in no otbef country on the globe could such a thing occur. Finally be said : "?ou want peaee ; tbe nation wants peace ; we all desire peace, and I know wc will have it. Whether you want it or not, you shall have it, for we have tbe power to enforce it." PoREraTnrBS Day is New Yok. The two hundred and forty-fifth anniversary of tbe landing of tbe Pilgrim Fathers on Ply mouth Hock, and the sixtieth anniversary of the New England Society ot New York, were celebrated by that association on Fri day evening in a banquet at Delmonico's. There was a large attendance, and the occa sion was a very enthusiastic, partriotic and enjoyable one. Many gentlemen of emi nence were present, including Secretary of the Treasury McCulIoeh. Admiral Farragut, General Hancock, Senator Line ol Indiana, Gov. Smyth of New Hampshire and others. In the tpcich made by Gen. Hancock, we find the following passage complimentary to our New England sildicrs and to Gen. Stannard among the res Gen. Hancock may be assured that Vermont fully rccong niiesthe'dutyand privilege of honoring and herishing the Vermont general in his list. 'During the great rebellion, which now appears to be practically ended, no soldiers fought with more constancy, courage or earnestness of purpose than those of New England. And since the war lias closed none have been more ready than they to put aside their arms and resume the pursuits of civil life, nitn that people war is not a passion, but is resorted to uy tnem as a final arbitrament only when reason and all other honorable meant have Tailed. In view of the recent reduction of our armies, the present indications are that our country will soon not be in a state oi preparation for hostilities of magnitude, so far as the organ ization of troops on a war footing is con cerned ; but it must not be forgotten that we have armies among the people whose mem bers arc ready at their country's call to put on the armor they have just laid aside, and that wc have officers and s ddicrs wbo have had nioro experience in modern warfare then those of any other nation. So long as New England has such men as Terry, Bar low. Miles, Potter, Stannard. Mower and Ames, and many other young Generals of like great merit and renown, she need not tear that during their generation her troops may notbo ably led. The presenco of such men in battle will be a power which cannot fall to inspire their troops with ambition and to insure victory to their arms As this characteristic was. for the most part, lost to us in the last great contest, particularly in its earliest days, I desire to impress upon .you tho importance of cherishing such men for the future honor and glory of tbe coun try." Christmas at the Socth appears to have passed off quietly and without any of the negro outbreaks which were apprehended by the whites. The biggest disturbance ap pears to have been at Alcxandria,Va., where the rioting, however, was by whito men, or begun by the whites. Tho Alexandria Journal says of It : " Whiskey Sowed in streams from many res taurants, and from some it was dealt out as li berally to colored people as to whites. Early in the morning it was observed that all the young reconstructioniets were well armed. The noting commenced at an early hour in tbe morning, and by one o'clock P. !., hsd assum ed such fearful proportions that the Mayor found it necessary to call upon the military au thorities to suppress it. Three companies of Hancock's V eterans proceeded to arrest evesy one found engaged in rioting. Between fifty and one hundred of the ringleaders of the va rious disturbances were mostly sent to the slave pens, and the more guilty are still in confine ment. Some 100 persons were badly beaten, but so far as we have been able to learn but two were so badly Injured as to preclude the hope of recovery. During the day a most ucprovor- I ed net is reported to have aecttrrcd at Chappcl TTnll I. - v - 1 t 1 - n-i '"unuuciiiuyTO w tuiuivu holding a party. A white man by the nana of .uitc&ell, who is said to have participated in : r j ,. I From the New York Tribune. Products ot Vermont. West Wjmwnoao, Vt., Dee. 1C, 1805. Vermont was the only State in the Union whose population was not materially increased duricg tho last census decade. But three States Maine. New Hampshire and Vermont in. creased less than 10 per cent. The cam of a fractional part of one per cent barely saved Ver mont irom a loss. Compared witn tne otner New England States, Vermont pro-luces, accord ing 10 me last census : The most Horses. The most Wheat, Tho most Milch Cows, The most OaU, The most Butter, The most Hay. The most Cheese, The most nors. The most Sheep The most Miple Sugir. The mcst Wool. The above, perhaps, exhibits a too flattering T,,w Vermont u-wg more agricultural than the 1 omer new j-orianu cum. t0 attIlt of terrjt0ry 1 t(jt 0,"projnPUTCM;tnong'B , then have the advantage, bee , iher .-. rnffianil SbilM. A comnarison ae. would be a birer gh other States would lmu iui Vsrmnnt nfti , no large cities and rcw large villages, and no nlrlet fu, coajiJerable portion of its The same eitent of territory mor l thicklv peopled and nearer market would, of eoaTiei be made to produce more, if equally fer- .;e fjat comparinr Vermont with the other States of New England according to area, we find it produces the most of everything enumer ated above except milch cows and hay, namely, the uvi horses, sheep, butter.checse.wool, wheat oats.-i s and maple sugar. Coced w-tb the other New England States according to population, it produces in adlition to thtie products the most barley and pota toes. There are two valuable products for which Vermont, according to its size, excels every oth er Str.te In the Union; producing, in proportion to tb extent of territory, Tbo most Wool, The most Maple Sugar. While it thus it excels every other State in wool growing.' its improved shsep, it is well known, bavc borneotf tbe highest honors in com petition with the world. The maple sugar manufactured in tbe State is now nearly eual in value to its products of wool. At the present price of sugar, this pro duct is likely to be largely increased. The aver age annual product since the last census was tsken has, probably, teen much greater than before. According to its rotmlatioc. Vermont beats every other State in the L'nlou In several of the most important agricultural staples, pnyjoon according to the number ef inhabitants. The most Batter, The most Wool, The most Cheese, The mast Hay, Tbe most Maple Sugar. It has also, according to the population, tbe most neat cattle of any Northern State east of the Mississippi. Without regard to population or extent of ter ritory, only tbe five creat Slates of New York, PeoDsylvanU, Ohio, Iadiaiv. tod Illinois, pro due more butter. Only tr "tales New ork aud Ohio produce cheese. Twilve States have more sheep, while only fair produce more wool. Only five States ptoduee more hay New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio. Illinois and Maine. But one State New York, makes more maple sugar, Vermont making nearly four times as much, in proportion tsthe size of the State. The least of the five States that makes more butter, Indiana, is more than three tines as large aa Vermont, and contains more than fire times as many inhabitants. It would be hard to find a State that makes a more favorable appearance in the agricultural atftttsUcs of the lost census; and jet it stands at the foot of all the States in tbe table showing the ratio of increase in population. Is not this unaccountable ? Vermocters do not yet apprej cute Vermont. Its young men are not induced to rparsm at heme by its fertile soil. Its pure water, its green hills and its healthful climate. Nearly 100,000 natives of Vermont may be found in other States. Its small towns have becoBie smaller. A slight increase in the larger towns balances tbe loss, the number of inhabi tants in the State remaining about stationary. Why is this so 7 It is not possibletb.it Vermont has reached its fall growth. The small towns, where there has been a loss in population, are, many of them, equally as good for agricultural purposes, it net better, thin the larger towns. In these tones, uims may be bought for what tbe buildings and fences would cost, if construc ted while the present hich prices prevaiL Is not here a field for those in search of cheap lands for homes 7 viitn more hands to develope tbem, the products of the State, abundant as they are, might be largely increased. It the population were doubled, all would be as well supported as the present number, and probably better. hen tne prosperity mat is sure to fol low our great national triumphs crowds the neighboring States with a denser population, it is hoped that Vermont will be better appreciat ed, and its progress more worthy its ments. 31. U. II. The Stro.vc Divorce Case. One of the New York correspondents thus sums up this disgusting esse, which has been on trial for some time in New York : ' There seems in this suit to be a grand up rising or all the sewers 0: iiotnam me, both high and low. The chief litigants are two wealthy and aristocratic families. None of your small fry country aristocrats, but real eimon pure metropol.tan nabobs of the first water ' The real original Jacobs : 1 be witnesses, however, form a lenstby chain, which extends from the residents of tbe brown-stone and plate-slaes pa laces, down throuch all the grades of life until it finally terminates in the very dens of pimps and courtezans. Mr. Peter Strong, the injured innocent, is a banker of high standing and res pectability. Mr. Stevens, the father of Mrs. Strong the destroyer of Peter's peace an 1 hap. piness is also a banker of high standing and great respectability. Mr. Edward Strong, tbe brother of Peter, and the instrument with which Peter's heartstone was so ruthlessly shattered in fragments, was a very nice joung man, a member of an Orthodox church, a deacon and a Sunday schoolteacher! One of the principal witnesses fir the prosecution is Mrs. Bedell, wife of Bishop Bedell of Ohio, and her testimo ny consists of the confessions of the conscience stricken sister, made to her on tne sacred guise of a Christian comforter and counseller. The testimony of eome of the witnesses forcibly il lustrates some of the shams and makeshifts by which the New lorkcrs without means try to keep up a respectable appearance. A residence is taken in n averly puce by people or this stamp, who put out a sign announcing that it is a medical institute. Tbey then make calls both loud and deep upon the charitably disposed, in aid of their " medical institute, for the relief of soldiers' wives and children," and th.'r have the check even to call a public meeting 1:1 aid of this benevolent enterprise," (God sv.c the mark !) at Cooper Institute. A large number of witnesses testify to the abominable character of this house, which witnessed scenes equalled only by those of Sodom and Gomorrah. How the jury are ever going to arrive at a verdict.unless they throw up a copper any abide by that deci sion, I cannot imagine. The evidence of the prosecution is refuted by that of the defense. and the witnesses for the defense swear to oc currences which the witnesses for the prosecu tion not only pronounce utterly false, but are willing to carry the war in Africa, and swear that the witnesses on the other side are thieves as well aa liars !" Bostos Music. After a sermon on Con gregational Music, Dr. Armitago of tbe fifth Avenue (New York) Baptist Church, on Sunday last, set his congregation to laughing by relating bis experience in Trc mont Temple, Boston. He had heard of its choir of enc hundred singers, and the organ which required a steam cngino to 11 tbe bellows expected to hear something grand. Heard a jig' Gave out another bymn. Another jig ! "I'll fix you," he said ; "I'll give you one that can't be sung to a danc ing tune," 60 ho selected the bymn " From all that dwell below the skies Let the Creator's praise arise. " "Singthat to the devil's music if you can," be said to himself. Sure enough, another jig1 I went from Tremont Temple as soon as possible, " be said, "and have not been there since, and to get me there again to have my experience repeated would need a bigger steam engine than the one that works their organ." tJ. V. M. A-VTJ S. A. C, Meetixo or Atxa sr. The meeting of Alumni of tic Univer sity last week wus quite fully attended the resident Alumni being generally present, with several from other towns. CaRoLrs Nona, Esq. was made chairman and C. II. Bigelow Secretary. Alter considerable dis cussion over the new aspect and relations of the affairs of the College, the following reso lution, reported by a committee consistirg of Prof. M. 11. Buckham, Prof. M'K. Pet ty, Her. A. D. Barber, and Rev. Geo. N. Abbott, was unanimously adopted : Itttolttd. That we heartily approve the re cent act of Legislature, ineorporatinz the Uni versity or v ermont and state Agricultural ixi lege, and that in the changes which it involves we see nothing which, of necessity, impairs the integrity of the Ucirersity of Vermont, as it has been; and so long aa the Institution, in its new farm, shall maintain substantially the character and spirit of the old University, we pledge to it the allegiance and affection which are due to our Alma Mater, and our earnest co-ope ration in carrying forward the enterprises to which she is r :. .. I 1. 1 .:. , 1 . I iHiiiw ur ucr sew K3iiwa aau cmaruct ic- sources. The meeting wa characterized by a good spirit, and a strong feeling evinced by all for the success ol the new institution. The meeting adjourned to Friday evening, Jan. 12, 1SCC, at 7 P. M. at the same place. The LcaaiK Trade or Biillncton. Tbe sales of lumber in this market, during the last year, will foot up about sixty millions of feet, an amount which places Burlington fairly in the list of the great lumber markets of this country. The hugest of these is Chicago, where the sales have reached the enormous amount of JoO.OOO.OOO feet a year. The next is Albany, which sells we suppose about LfJO.liOO.OOO. the next is Bangor, with a trade of 100,000,000 feet; next cuwc Bos ton and Burlington which are now probably about equal, with the prospect that Bur lington will be ahead hereafter. The stock of lumber now on our wharves', it upwards of twenty million feet, probably not inncb short of twenty-five million feet, and would have been still larger had the Canadian canals remained open a while longer. Costlt Gabiiint. A fine cloak of mink fur was brought out from Montreal, the other day and entered at only half its value, at tbe St. Albans Custom House, and was tbeicnpon seised by the officers there. It was sold at auction at the Custom House here, Friday, an 1 purchased lor $6G0 by a representative of tbe individual, a New York man, wbo imported tbe article. The cloak: was, as we bear, originally bought for $500 in gold, in Canada. Tbe cost of buy ing it over again, with tbe necessary cx- I penses. brins np its cost to itsi owner to something over $1,400. Y. M. A. The rooms of tbeYoong Men's Association, in tbe southeast corner of the City Hall building formerly occupied by John B. Wheeler have bees undergoing a thorough renovation, during the past two weeks ; and in their new paper, paint and varnish, will be found quite tasteful and an agreeable resort, The Beading Room is fur nished with a caoiee selection of papers and periodicals . and having a permanent place, tbe Association will soon gather a library aK, much material having been a long time since promised. Tho Rooms of the Association are open day and evening, and arc in the immediate charge of Mr. W. I- Burnap, who was elected Secretary last week, in place of II. C. Tennant, resigned. The next Lecture before the Association will be delivered, we are informed, by Ber. A. L. Stone of Boston, probably about the 9th of January. Tiik Weatuex in November. Our cus tomary monthly report of the weather, pre pared by Prof. Petty, for last month, was inadvertently omitted. Wc give the sum mary for the month, which it will be pcr cxived was quite a noticeable one in respect to scarcity of water. And indeed the whole Fall wss remarkable in that respect. November 1SC0. Mean temperatute of the month, 31. 75. Average of November for nine years past, 35 Mean height of the Barometer, inches. Range of Barometer, from 29,050 inches (22nd, 7 a. x.) to 80.270 inches (11th, 7 a. m. Rain and melted snow 1.9 inches. Average fill of water in November for six years, s.l inches. Amount of rain from August 1 st to Decem ber, 8.61 inches. Average fall of water for the same period. during six years past, I0.S0 inches, the least fall for the four months In the five preceding years being 13.12 inches, in 1SC3. Aversge cloudiness, 7-10ths. Increased Hotel Accoumodations. 31 r. Barber, aa wo hear, contemplates making some extensive and needed improvements in the Howard House, so as to give larger ac commodations to bis guests. Wc hear, too. of movements looking towards carrying out in earnest the much talked of project of a new Hotel for our city. Quick Undone. The marrhge at eight hours sight, at Bellows Falls last week, which was extensively chronicled under the head of "quick done," was ns quickly un done. The bride left ber husband next day. Accident. Mr. Edward Murphy of this city, ot late employed in a rash and blind factory in' Vcrgenncs, had his hand caught in a grooving machine on Saturday of last week, and shockingly mangled, the bones and cords on the back of his hand being torn out, making a ghastly wound .and it was thought at first completely destroying his hand, lhe wound was dressed without amputation, however, and Mr. Murphy was quite com fortable at last accounts. Drowned. Oliver Boucher was drowned last week Monday in St. Albans Biy. He was skating near Butler's Island, and though warned by bis father, was quite dis- tant from tbe snore, when the ice gave way .1 1 11:. r.i i t Dcneaiu mm. ins luiucr wiincsscu toe ac- 1 cident, but was unable to render any assis tance. The body was recovered about an hoar after. Picture Sold. Mr. D. G. Walker has purchased Mr. Uevdo'e painting, "Lake ChmpliB, for $125. Police Court. Before Bccorder Keaa Friday, Leander TV. Freeman, arrested some days ago for assault on a poHco ofscer, was orought np, and re qcirju to giro ba-I in $500 to await trial at County Court ; failing in which he was com mitted tojiiL Teddy Grow was fined $7 and cost Thnrt ky for petty larceny, of carpenter's tools, ic., from several persons. CnmsTKA, FtsrtVAr..-Mr. Lord's Church and Society, in Montpelier, held a notable Testival on Christmas evening. After a feast at tables abundantly supplied, presents were given to the scholars from a Christmas tree and then a rentable Santa Claus bore in a large load of valuable gifts from the school to Superintendent Hopkins, and from the classes to their teachers. This pleasant ex change was closed by a present to Mr. Lord of a policy of life insurance for the sum of five thousand dollars. Rascalit TiiErr.Somo despicable villain again robbed the "Poor Box" in the Catho lic Cathedral Church in this city, on Friday etcning, the 10th inst. Bein-r made of iron. could not be broken open ; so it was wrenched from its fastenings nnd carried away. It was found afterwards, rifled of its contents, in St. Paul street, just below Bank. oontaining, as it did, much of the "Jubilee alms" ot that week, the robbery must have been considerable. A Be.nevole.nt Died. A generous Pro testant gentleman of this city did a good deed to the poor orphans at the Catbolie Orphan Asylum on Christmas Eve. An ample supply of large and fine turkicswaa sent to their house by him on Saturday with a card attached, saying "A Christmas Din ncrfor the Orphans ; DeuiprotiJtht." Who tho donor was is not known. The Merchants National Bank of Bur. lington has declared a dividend of 3J per cent on a business of four months, payable on and after the 2d day of January next. Vt. Central We arc glad to learn from tbe St. Albans Transtript that Mr. Giles Merrill, who bad designed leaving the super intendeney of the Vt. Central Railroad next srriaS. has heen prevailed upon to retain hia position a while longer. Owing to increased and important business in connection with his office, Mr. Merrill's valuable services eanaot be spared at present. 1 NiwYiins Festival. ThcSunday School I of tbe Baptist Church in this city, held a Festival at their church on Monday evening, New Years night. Also, the Good Templars celebrated the dawn oi the New Year in a similar man ncr at their Hall on Tuesday evening next. Imi-ortam Will Case. A case which has attracted considerable attention in Addison County and called into requisition the ser vices of a very able array of counsel, was tried before Judge Picrpoint at the late term of Addison County Court. It seems that Mr. Joshua Wethcrbcc of Ferrisburgb, hav ing in 1855 made a will leaving bis proper ty.amounting to $S0O0,about equally to his two children, Mr. Amos Wctherbee and Mrs. Emily Keese, subsequently in 1861, during his last illness, made another will by which the property was not so equally divid ed. Suit was brought in behalf of Mrs. Kccse's children, to set aside tbe last will, on the ground of mental incapacity of the tes tator at the time. The counsel engaged were for the Executor, Hon. G. W. Grandey, Hon. J. W. Stewart, E. B. Hard, Esq.; for the orphans Hon. G. F. Edmunds, Gov ernor Dillingham, E. J. Phelps, Esq. and L. Mcader, Esq. The lawyers talked two hours apiece and Judge Picrpoint charged tbe ju ry for an hour. The verdict declared the last will to be invalid, and gives to theKcesc children some $1100 dollars more than they would bavc got under it. Mcrder orr. Rcv.T. F. Stuart writes to the Stnlinel that a man residing in Canada East near the line has recently on his death bed confessed that ho was the murderer of a Mr. Saffdrd who was murdered about twenty-five years ago, on the farm of Mr. Jona than Lyon, in Sbclburne. No clue to the perpetrator of the crime has ever been found, though every effort was made at tho time to detect him Mr. Stuart says : It appears that this man had led a dissolute life, and had been in the habit of spending all the money he could acquire in scenes of dissipa tion and drunkenness, and that having become destitute of money, and falling in with Mr. Saf ford, whom he supposed had money, he lured him from the main road leading from Shelburne to Burlington into the woods, and there murder ed him, and as he said in his confession, all for one quarter of a dollar. This confession was made on the murderer's death-bed, when the Lord let conscience loose on the miserable culprit, and he was forced to con fess the crime. After having lain some three days in a dying state, still livingecntrary to the expectation of all, he informed them he could not die until he bad made a disclosure of his having murdered Mr. Safibrd, after whicn con fession he died immediately. These facts were given me by a friend, who was on a visit to the place at the time of his death. Toe Abolition orSLAvrav. In commem oration of the final abolition of slavery. Governor Andrew ol Massachusetts, has or dered that national salutes be fired at noon, on Monday next, January 1st, on Boston Common, at Plymouth, on Dorchester Heights, on Bunker Hill, at Concord, and Lexington. Enlaegid and Improved. The Brattleboro Phoentz winds up the old year by issuing its last number in an enlarged form, and with a new head. We rejoicr in this evidence of enterprise and properity on the part of so worthy a contemporary. Collece Legacies. The late Samuel D. Bradford, of Roxbury, Mass., recently de- , ft . hl . $s(m to j,, College, and $5000 to Middlebury College. His estate amounted to $1,500,000. ! Thieving at the Falls. Mr. D. Lyman or ' Jericho, produce dealer, had a dozen fat J chickens stolen from his cart in Wlooothi I Tuesday evening.