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'..18 VOL. XXXIV. NEW SERIES VOL. XII. BURLINGTON, VT FJRIDAY MORNING, JAN. 12, 18GG. NUMBER TWENTY NLNE Poetry Wind the Clock. Warden, Tina the clock again ; Mighty years are going on. Through the shadow and the dream, And the happy hearted dawn. Wind again, wind again, Fifty hundred years are gone. Through the harvest and the need. Wealthy June and dewy May, Grew the new year from the old, Grows to-morrow from to-day. Wind again, wind again, Who can keep the years at bay . Four-and-twcnty conjurers Lie in wait on Land and tea. Plucking down the startled ship, Bud-embroidering the tree. Wind again, wind again, We have neither ship nor tree. Four-and-twenty kings to come Up the never Ticant stair, Four-and-twenty dead go down ; Follow, sacred song and prayer. Wind again, wind again, Warden, why delaying there? To his interrupted dream Comes the long-entreated day. What are lesser words to bimT Sweet pursuing voices say, " Warden, wind, wind again. Up the eer glden way." Other hand will wind the clock While the frequent years go on, Never noting need or name Nor the rapture of the dawn. Wind again, wind again. Ere the given year lie gone. Mlanlie .Vanthli. accustomed time, and so persoadine them I tad met mc : and crownine confession of all I The Champlain and SI. in the etreet was ten min- ' but that was not made till after wo were Canal. that every clock utes behind time. Bat I missed seeing Green I married she produced my portrait, which mantle. I ran back, indeed, just in time to sbe had painted for herself m secret, after, v UiWi iU iuu uiouiuicruwu; i a one saiu, sue Knew mat i loved uer, anu dui mat uiu notcontent mc, and tor weeks noped that I would some day tell her so. i ui.t-iuc u hub iimcseeper again, men i ;o urcen mantle a sister besan to pass iwvu uviwSai.ci x mil my louginga attneac-i me oia cnurcn at twenty minutes to nine customed hour.indced ; but I loitered upon j CTcry morning, and for a little while 1 used mc ruau, nnu urecn mantle passed mc al- J to meet and to bid her "good morning" most at my own street end. I lingered and watched, but she went on until 1 could distinguish her no longer. Then I turned and ran ran at the top of my speed to the office, "which 1 reached five minutes after nine, in time to find every one, from the uj!u.-t uuBunini, speculating upon my be ing seriously unwell, or possibly dclunct. Thus things went on till midsummer; I met Green mantle, without appearing to recognize her, every morning, and I spent hours every evening in visiting places in which 1 thought it pcsib'o to meet with her ; but, except at the precise spot.at twenty minutes before nine, 1 never had the lucic to bndher. I bad even begun to ejaculate ujion the pofeibility of obtaining a day's holiday, in order to discover where she went to, and, possibly, even where she lived. I dwelt up on the idea delighted, but the obstacles ap peared insuperable. Could I say that I had urgent private business? Of course. But ot wuat nature ? I could not summon eour there ; but as soon as I cot niv cace ready I took home my bird ; and now we have turned Green mantle into a ring-dove, leav ing the owl and linnet to keep bouse togeth er, tin tee linnet settles in her own nest (which judging from appearances, will not oo long tirst,) and tben the owl is to come to us, nndl am to ratoage both bis books ana nis Drains at my pleasure. NO. IL BcKUNOTOjr, Jan. 8, 1866. Mturt. Editor t of the Free Prett : The important of a ship navigation extending in an unbroken line, from the Atlan tic to the Great West, adapted to a water craft of 800 to 000 tons burden, is every day attract ing additional public attention. Its importance j especially to New England, and the Great Yalley Lawrence Ship J throughout the East. We also want the lumber J A Silver Widdixc. TVc do not often go of Michigan and of the Canadas, to still further J within the circles of private social life for extend the business in that department of our trade. Notwithstanding the present magnitude of our lumber market not more than two or three other localities now in advance of it our enterprising citizens already embarked therein, are able and ready to enlarge this field of their operations. No other point in the east, porseses greater facilities, conferred both by nature and the hand of art fur concentrating the business the information of the public ; bat so many of oar citizens had a share in the arrange' mcnts for the occasion we arc notic ing and so many more are interested in it by their personal friendship for the worthy couple who were thus remembered, as to give it something of a public character, We disturb nono of the prorcitics, there illinccllanv. lFrom London Society CIIEU.V .1IANTLE. .V Tnle ot Old .Uanchistcr. There were a good many of us at home ; no lack of mouths to leed, and not too much to put into them , so wlien I had finished my school days an event which occurred toler ably early I was packed off to .Manchester to serve an apprenticeship in a Manchester warehouse. I had plenty of work there and some little pay, and when my father had found mc cheap lodgings in the house of an elderly couple, and had arranged my payment with them so as to leave mc a small sum for pocket-money, uu uaue mc uu a goou laa ana attentive to business, and left me to my fate. My home was too far distant to admit of my visiting it oftencr than once a year.whcn I obtained a brief holiday for the rmrnosp. and 1 was terribly lonely in the busy nonu- lous town. I knew nobody, and was shy of io.iug acquaintances ; my companions in the warehouse were off-hand, rattling fel lows, jutie suited to my taste : to I subsided into my quiet lodging, read or rather de voured all the books I could lay mv bands uu, nuu grew np a solitary in tlic luidst ol thousands. One passion I had, and that was to hunt up every relic ofantiquity I could possibly manage to travel to ; and there was not an old hall nor an old church within a circuit of twelve or fourteen miles that I did not make a pilgrimage to. The vestiges of old Manchester claimed particular attention, and I haunted the neighborhood ol the "college" and the "old church," looking at the outsides of the old houses (I was too shy to think of asking permission to enter any of them) until I knew every chink and cranny in their weatber-bcaten faces, and came to look upon them as my most intimate friends. Some of mem were public houses, and 1 ventured timidly, and at intervale, into these, calling modestly for a glass of ale, and peering into the odd nooks and corners, ducking under the heavy beams, and trying often vainly to look through the old green glass which ob scured the long low windows. Long before my apprenticeship had con cluded, I found lnvEell permanently installed in the office, or counting bouse as it was more grandiloquently called, and that, no doubt, was the fittest place for me ; as years passed on, I became, by translation from stool to stool, packing clerk, invoice clerk, and bookkeeper, obtaining an advance ol wages with each change ol position, until as bookkeeper, I ws munificently paid at the rate ol one hundred and fifty pounds a year, and had reached the summit of my ambition. Daring my brief visits to the library at the old college, I picked up a sort ol ac quaintance with one of its constant frequent ers, the mustiest old hook-worm in the lot, whom I found there when I went in and left thero when I came out, and should have thought to live there but I knew no candles were admitted, and that at night the books would be useless to him without them. lie was a strange figure, dressed in a suit of rusty black, with a neckerchief twisted round bis throat in a sort of a wisp, a pair of great goggle spectacles upon his nose, and with two, three, or four folios usually ranged round him, ouefor reading, the other for comparison and reference. I bad the good fortune once to hand him a ponderous tome -which had slipped from his knees whilst be j was intent upon another placed upon the stand before him ; and after that time, if by ' chance he glanced up, which might happen I once in a month perhaps, whilst I was in the reading room, I was sure of a kindly nod at least before be glanced down again. 1 Once, in a difficulty. I ventured to refer to him, and I was no little astonished by the flood of erudition poured in consequence upon me. lie knew everything that had been written upn the subject, and gave me the key to my puzzle immediately, together with half a hundred references wherewith still further to elucidate it. Afterwards our relationship became almost that of master and pupil ; and 1 may say that we became in some sort friend", though our only place of meeting was the library. The rule in our office was, that every one employed should be there and at work at nine o'clock in the morning; and accord ingly at twenty minutes before nine, pre cisely. I passed the clock in the old church tower on my way t3 it. I believe that every clock in tha back street of Stangways in which I was timed by my movements, much in the same way in which my watch was timed by the church clock as I passed. From long habit this comparison had be come a necessity, and the only temptation I ever bad to omit it was occasioned by the passing the same spot, at my preciso moment of a young lady dressed in a green mantle, whom I met morning after morning, and whose fresh, pleasant lace I got to look for until 1 fancied that missing it would almost cast a gloom upon the day. It was long before 1 did miss it; month alter month, through the long winter, wet or dry, bail, rain or snow, at twenty minutes to nine 1 met Green mantle, as I called her in my own thoughts, opposite the old church tower. Very soon 1 knew her as well as any old house in the city, or out of it, and could have described every fold in her dress and every feature in her 6weet face, but 1 had no one to describe them to at that lime, and I am not going to begin now. 1 was a young man of five-and-twtnty then,but as shamel'ased as a girl; if I fancied that Green mantle looked in my dircotion, I colored to my hair, I believe, and hastened onward ; if she passed without appearing to notice me, I was miserable for the day. Gradually I put together a little history for her, but as it was incorrect except in two of its laorc insignificant particulars, it need not be detailed here. She had usually -a roll ot music with her, eo I knew she was a governess somewhere, and that was all I could male out with certainty. I wanted to know all about her, who she was, where she lircdywhat relativeS"Ehehad, and ibore all, I wanted to know her. I had got to love her before I had exchanged a. word, ir even a nod, with her. Her face' was the hirx to all goodness, and I felt that I must 'in or die. If I was as shy as a girl, I was ery bit as romantic, and I actually upset JJ file neighbors' equanimity by starting frjfc my lodgings ten minutes &efbre my age to tell a lie, and perhaps still leiw could 1 have told thj truth. One morning Green mantle did not ap pear, It was at midsummer, and we were busy with our annual balance sheet ; it was all but complete, and 1 had to sign it; in stead of Itiehard Xavlor, I signed, 'Green mantle," I tore off the corner surreptitious ly, spilled some ink upun tnc mutilated rem nant, and toiled far into the night to produce a clean copy, which 1 had very nearly- sign ed I'Grecn mantle" again. For the next week or two I was miserable; that Green mantle must be cniovine h-r holiday, I knew well enough ; but it was no slight privation to find mytelf alone, morn ing after morning, at the accustomed hour. 1 determined 1 know not what : I would speak to her ; I composed numberless pretty jttueo ; one or two irceii ones lor every day ; I committed them resolutely to memo ry ; I counted them over as I walked, in the omce even ; and I made mistakes in the books ; inj ledger, which no penknife had ever touched, was disgraced for ever; and Etui Urecn mantle came not. It was the middle of August, and I ought to have started upon my annual journey .uuic. x Biirttu uui, ana maae no sign -t icngtn i was ordered off. I was get ting thin and ill, and my master gaw it, and iuiu mc to CO into llie country for ten i m I obeyed in part ; but instead of going into iuc country i commenced a systematic search for Green mantle. I questioned uieryuooy; coaenmen, policemen, porters; many had scn her but not lately, and none uncw wncrc sue lived. 1 was pursuing my eearcu emi anu a wteK ot my leave had nearly expired, when coining suddenly into the market place, I saw Green mantle ; 1 was sure it was she, but some carts inter vened, and before I could reach the spot she was gone. Here was new life, new hope fur mc ! I spent long hours in the market next day, with Bowen's spectacles always looking at me and seeming to ask what 1 did there; but I was rewarded at last. I saw Green mantle coming, and pushed towards her through the crowd. I reached bcr, and would rave spoken ; it was her mantle, but the bonnet was different; so was the face Here was disapinlntmcnt doubly deep ' I was reckless ; my timidity had flown ; and I spoke to the girl who wore the mantle I hat been seeking so long. She was Green mantle's sister. Green mantle was ill ; bad been very ill ; but she was better. Oh ! yes, she was getting strong again ; they djd not live far from there. I was mad, 1 be lieve, and I fancy the gill thought so. I bought grapes, oranges, apples, floners, and I wanted to buy wine for her. I poured my purchases into the skirt of the green mantle, and insisted upon seeing it home. I sent messages of love, sorrow, happiness ; I was grieved at this and happy at that, miserable at the other; 1 was eloquent and besides myself. 1 talked more in the ten minutes which it took us to go through the market and to the top of Smithy door than I had done for months before ; and when I was dismissed at the door, I stood gazing absent ly at the old picturesque building which held nearly all 1 cared lor,until I turned sick and faint from excess of joy. I went there in the evening, and knocked timidly (after many efforts) at the door. The woman of the house told me Green mantle's name. "Yes, Miss Walton and her sister lived there ; Miss Walton had been ill ; but she was mending nicely ; she would give my card, would say that 1 had called ; would 1 wait then?" I felt very nervous, but I J would wait, and in a few moments the sister came to ae ; urecn mantle bad recognized me ; Green mantle would sec mc ; would I walk up stairs? It was an old fashioned house, and I had nevci before seen one so charming ; the stairs were of old oak, wide and spacious; I sprang up them with alacrity , three flights were passed, and then, in a large wainscot ted, poorly furnished room, I lound Green mantle, pale and propped with pillows, but with a plearant smile of welcome on bcr worn, dear face. I could do no more than 1 bad done, she said ; they were well off, they were rich ; at least they had sufficient to last them for sometime, but she was glad to sec mc ; it was like seeing an old friend. Then Green mantle spoke of books, pictures, flowers ; led me to mj own subjects and ap peared to listen with interest. I was elo quent, I was inspired ; 1 astonished roytcpf in particular ; but 1 had no time to think of it then. Her sister told me to go ; Green mantle was tired ; but I might come again ; the next day if I choso. I did choose, and I chose to go fur many a day after. I haunted the neighborhood of their lodgings; and I have a particular affection yet for the large old window near the top of tho most pic turesque old house in Manchester, that at the higher end of old Smithy door. From that window Green mantle has often looked kindly down at me. She recovered rapidly ; her sister said that I was her beet doctor ; and after I liad spok cn my love, which I did soon, and without any very extraordinary bungling in doing so, she told mc bcr plan, simplcstory. Their father was a tradesman in a distant town ; they bad been carefully cducatcd.partly with the idea that they might have to light their own way ; father and mother bad both died suddenly, and almost at the same hour, and there was nc thing left for them but their piano and some trifling articles of furniture which their father's creditors had presented to them. They had an uncle in Manchester (he was in tho next room, and I must get his consent) ; so tbey had come here, and Green mantle bad maintained both her sister and herself by ber exertions as a governess. She i.. nt.nnpd hir sister's education too.and she hoped now that ebo could supply her P And so Green mantle went, with a radi- . r ,ii imfls- and I awaited in fear and tremSlinc, nis mucu approach. First I beard a great clattrr ol falling t.Mr. hin merry laugh and a shuffling of slippered leet, and then the door opened and Green mantle entered leading by the hand my old friend of the college Ih Drory : I sprang to him ; I think I should have liked to kiss him. for hp shook mo warmly by both hands, muttered something about being happy good boy, good girl, very good gin; and men nc joined our banas togcuicr, and snumcd away to nis duoks again And tben Green mantle made her conles- Sbe bad known mc quite as long as 1 CEO. V. k G. C. BENEDICT, Editort and PripritUn. FRIDAY MORNING JAN. 11!. 1866. The British Press ox tiik Pkesihest's Messace. Tho articles of the English journ ols on the President s message are written in a very respectful tone. The London Times is especially mealy-mouthed. It ad mits that Kngland furnished more aid to the rebels than any other power, and thinks that the passage in the message relating to Eng. land should be accepted in a friendly spirit. Tho London Standard thinks that the message is as moderate and satisfactory as could be reasonably expected or hoped. The London Post, the organ of tho Pal meretonians, says that the message is tcm pcratonnd statesmanlike. The Ttlegraph. using almost the same language, says "it is calm, teinjicrate and statesmanlike," and adds , "We do not hesitate to declare that, on the whole, the document reflects the highest credit upon its self-taught author and upon the people wbo called him to power; that it furnishes the world with satisfactory auguries of peace; and that it illustrates a spirit of manJT, straightfor ward honesty and fair play, which is infinitely better than the labored diplomacy of the old school." The London Star is gratified at the moder ate tone in which the President refers to the claims against England. On the whole, the English journals put quite as mild an inter pretation on the passage in which 'he Presi dent refers to England, as wc in this country gave to it. had known ber; indued she thought loner,for several times she bad passed me while 1 was looking at my watch ; she saw that 1 was punctual; the saw that I was fond of books; she caused that I liked pictures ; she knew that I liked flowera; he had known my nam long ince : she knew that ber uncie The Burlington Stntmel has been paying considerable attention to the tree Press lately, which rte fear h chare not sufficiently recirrocatcd. In its issue of Dec. 20th, al luding to our refusal to tee in the massacre of two or three thousand blacks in Jamaica conclusive proof of the unfitness of the negro for civilization, the Sentinel says . " We must request the Free Prett to give ui some better autboiit; tor its uiertiona than ifarptru n'tekty, a notoriously untrustworthy source of information. The truth is, the He publican papers are now all eagerly busy in trying to "wmte-wasa tho negro, and make it aprear that he is at least as good, if not better than the white man. Bat "Cuihe's" black skia will now and then show through, ia ppito f , white man to be a white man, and tne negro to be a negro ; and no human pois er can change his work in this respect." The "astcrtiuns" alluded to by our neigh bor, were abstracts of statements from Eng- ish sources, Kimt of them official, all au thentic and worthy of credit. And that there is something in them, appears to be in dicated by the suspension of Governor Eyre, of Jamaica, rending a judicial investigation into tho, recent transactions on the island. But it would make no difference to the &n- tintwhat the authority might be. "Leatninc nothing, and forgetting nothing," it is deter mined to sec in a black skin only capabilities for servitude, none for lrccdotn. Strange it that in the free air e.f Vermont, and at a time like this, when even at the South the better classes arc acknowledwing the rights of the negro as a man, and giving up Slavery a9 a relic of bygone barbarism, there should be found any man clinging still to the old shreds and ashes of slaTcry and still applying to any effort to elevate the blacks, the old slave-holders' slang about "whitewashing Cuffee." But the Sentinel, havingrgiven its sympathies to the worst rebels through the war, still sympathizes with the worst por tions ol the Southern people, in their hatred of the negroes. The gray-clad ruffians wbo on Christmas day chased the black men through the streets of Aleiandria with pis tol shots and shouts for Jeff. Davis, who ducked well nigh to death a negro girl, nnd broke up with outrageous violence a negro religious meeting, share with the Sentinel in the fear lest the negro shall be considered b.9 good as a white man." They take their way to keep him under ; the Sentinel aids them in its way, and to the extent that it dares. But enough of the Sentinel for one day. We may notice its last favor to morrow. of the Miasissippi, can scarcely be over-estimat ed. Since the date of my last, I haye observed with some interest, in a communication from an Illinois correspondent of a New York paper, an expression of anxiety, deeply felt in the Great West, upon this subject. The following are brief extracts. He says: "The West never felt as she docs to-day, the need of a c-esp and direct transportation to the seaboard. There is not a farmer or public man, who does not recog nize the blighting effect of the present system of freightage on Western agriculture, tens of thousands of bushels (of grain) have rotted in the ware-houses, for want of a quick and sure outlet to the East, the great Ship Canal is what we need, and what we mast have, and we ask our friends in the East to rise above all local interests and join hands with us to carry out this great project." The evils experienced from a want of the com mercial facilities now denied to our Western friends, are by no means confined to the great and growing West. They are not without their effect upon the East. To the former, they re sult in delar, and a derangement of their trade, waste of means, and a general discouragement to their agricultural industry, and to the Utter, counting a host of consumers, in an enhance ment of the cost of their bread, and all the agricultural productions supplied by the West, and an abridgment of the trade and consump tion of their manufactures. The acknowleged principle, that " the law of supply and demand" mainly controls prices, in the affairs of trade, is scarcely better established, than that which re gards the interests of all, whether commercial cr otherwise, as best promoted, when the means cf prosperity are most equally distributed throughout the land. The immense quantity and bulk ot the sur plus productions of the great valley of the Mis sissippi, require for their transportation to a distant market, the combined adtantagea cf abundant stowage room, and cheapness and certainty of movement. This want can be most perfectly secured by means of a navigable chan nel adapted to a water cralt of large dimensions. A navigable channel through natural inters. from the scaboatd to the Great West, has for tunately been provided by means of the Great Lakes, the upper St. Lawrence, and the waters of Lake Champlain and the Hudson, for the chief part of this whole distance. These Lakes and Rivers indicate the line which this great thoroughfare must occupy to secure the best route practicable for the desired object. Here lies the great continuous valley of Nature's formation, more fivorable than any ether lead ing inland, from the MUaiippi valley to our zreat markets upon the Atlantic. The portion ot the route not now affording ample natural aatert is short. Upon this portion, however, with the exception of the narrow space between the St. Lawrence and Lake Champlain, artificial oanala already et, tut u.r n too limited in their dimeoetons for present accommodation. These canals must be enlarged, and adapted to a water craft drawing at least 10 feet depth of to result from this improvement-for bringing fore.' h? tht the twenty-fiftb into active operation an extensive heme trade in the purchase and sale, in addition to our own manufactures, of the various commodities seek ing a market through this channel and for their distribution throughout New England, by means of the Rail Roads reaching out from our whsrves in every direction requisite for this purpose. Our advantages regarding all these commercial interests, would render our city as you have hitherto justly remarked, the com mercial Buffalo of New England. Surely our citizens will not hesitate or delay in uniting their efforts with those now elsewhere engaged in the promotion of this important en terprise. Respectfully ycur friend, Commuce. Yemost Static Agkicxltueal Socutv. This body assembled at Fireman's Hall, Rut land, on Wednesday, January 3, 1S6G. Hon. Joseph W. (Alburn, President, in the Chair. The Trcasutt-r rrcscntetl his Annual Re port, which v-as accepted and adopted. The following is a summary of the present condition ol the Treasury : Funds on hand, $5,523 09 indebtedness, 93 30 $5,732 73 Henry Boy n ton of In behalf of: 0. A. Burton. J. L. Barstow, D. B. Buckley. S. Beach, " G. W. Beckwith, 0. 1. Blackman, W. Brinsmakl. 0. II. BigeJow, L. BigeJow, A. L Catlin, M. B. Catlin, P. II. Catlin, Joseph Clark, 0. A. D dee. L. B. Knglesby, W. II. Flagg. J. D. Hatch, J. W. Ilobart, C. HIMreth, J. W. Hicksk, II. r. Hlckok. D. D. Howard, E. A. Jewett, S. a Kimball, D. C. Llnsley, K. C. Locmis. New IlAursniRE State Convention. The Republican State Convention at Concord on the 3d inst. was fully attended and entirely harmonious. Gov. Smith was renominated unanimouely by acclamation. The resolu tions adopted are seven. The first rejoices at the victorious cloee of the great rebellion; the second feelingly recognizes the part Abraham Lincoln bad in the good result : tho third pays a hearty tribute to the sol diers of New Hampshire, and resolves that the fruits of their heroism shall not be lost; the fourth is against those Southern State laws which establish forms of involuntary servitude little Ie6S oppressive than slavery, and calls on Congress and the President to see that the ordinance of universal emanci pation, written in the blood or our brothers and sons, be not by any subterfuge annull ed or made of no effect ; the fifth favors de cided action regarding Mexico in accordance with the Monroe doctrine ; the sixth ap proves ot the character and the recent mcs- san: of Andrew Johnson; ana mo ecvenm palls for the faithful redemption of the Union debt, and for economy in State and national expenditures. The question or negro eul fragc ia not referred to. Marblk. The Blancbard quarry at Welt Hntland. which bas Jain idle for twenty-fivo years, has been reopened and new develop ments ol fine, beautiful anu ourauic a-sienitarankwitbtbo beU quarries m Rutland, water, and the new work referred to, now want ing to connect the St. Lawrence with Lake Champlain, must I constructed of liko capaci ty. With these artificial worki.thus completed, an unbroken cemmunication, which the public necessities now require, will be supplied, and there can be little if any hazard in saying, that by no other route than that of the main valley indicated, can this great object of the character described, be accomplished within any reason able expense. But to avoid trenching too much upon jour space. I can now make further reference only to thit portion cf this work, which lies west of our Burlington Harbor, reaching thence to the yalley of the Great Lakes this embraces the most important division, whether viewed in ref erence t the paramount interest of the public, or that ol our own citizens, and our commerce with New England. Lookiog over the distance, being about 1300 miles, following the great navigable route proposed, from Burlington to Chicago, the latter being tie most prominent commercial point in the Great West, and we ob serve as a prommtnt feature more than seren eighlht of this distance, already presenting deep natural uatert, requiring no improvements. leaving less than 100 miles in the aggregate of Balance, On motion of Dr Woodstock, Voted, That a committee of five be ap omted to issue a circular to the wool grow, era of Vermont, setting forth the interests of the wool producers of the State, and the imnortanee of immediately prcsentim; to Confess the necessity of nrotierlv nrotcct- I W. Austine, ins them, nnd that tkesaid committee dev isc I S- Adams, also tie wavs and means for tvin the ex-1 Barnes, penscs of representing their interest. The President appointed as a committee to prcrerc the circular, Henry Clark ot Poultney, Henry Boynton or Woodstock, John Gregory of Northfield, Win. R. Sand ford of Orwell, E. S. Stowell of Cornwall. On motion of Yktor Wright the constitu tion was amended so that it title shall read' "The Vermont State Agricultural Society nnd Wool Growers' Association." The following were sp join lid committee on resolutions ; Joseph W. Colburn ol Springfield, Henry Laa of Cornwall, and Henry G. Root, of Bennington. Hon. John Gregory, from the cumuittee on nominations, presented the following report President. Hon. Joseph W. Colburn of Springfield. Vice Presidents, Hon. Henry Keyes of Newbury.Hon J.Gregory ol NortbSeld, Hen ry G. Root, Esq., of Bennington, and Hen , S Worse. -,,. oticiou., " Treasurer, J. W. Colburn of Springfield. Corrceionding Secretary, Henry Boynton ol Woodstock. Secretary, Henry Clark of Poultney. Board of Directors, Hon. Edwin Ham mond of Middlobury, Hon. E. B. Chase of Lyndon, Hon. Elijah Clenvcland of Covent ry, George Campbell, Esq.. of Weotminstcr, iienry Hayward, Eq., of Clarendon. Hon. Wm. R. Sandrord, Esq., or Orwell, Wni. Q. Brown or Fairbaven, Hon. N. B. Safford or Hartford, Victor Wright r Middlebury, I Henry B. Kent, Esq., of Dorset, Crosby Miller, Esq., of Pomfrct, Lawrence Lraincrd Jr., or St. Allans, and Richard Bradley of Brattlcboro. The Report of the Committee was accept ed, and the Board of Officers rcjurtcd elect ed. Nathan Cushing of Woodstock, and D. R. Potter, Esq.. of St. Albans were elected honorary members of the Society. Mr. Colburn, from the committee on re- anniversary ot the wedding day of Dr. and Mrs. S. W. Thayer, of our city, occurred on Saturday last. A number of our citizens, together with Governor Smith, Generals Washburn, Pitkin and Barstow, Major Aus tine and others, with whom as Surgeon General ot the State Dr. Tbaycr has bad in timatc personal and official relations, bad hid their heads together in preparation for the occasion, as shown by the following cor respondence, wl.ich we are permitted to co py : Bcbuxctox, Vt Jan. 6, 1SGC Dr. Thayer and Mrs. Thayer: The undersigned, a few of your friends, beg leave to offer for your acceptance on this auspi cious occasion of your "silver wedding," the accompanying service of plate, and watch and chain, aa mementoes to yourselves of the happy and useful years that have been passed to your credit in the " Bock of Time ;" and to us, as well as to you, not only as slight but earnest loacns oi tne menusmp and respect with which we, in common witn our leiiow-citizens or Ver mont, regard you personally, but of the high appreciation with which the whole people view the vigorous, faithful and efficient efforts of Dr. Thayer to alleviate and remove to tho utmost the hardships and sufferings of the soldiers of Vermont, in field and hospital, during the late rebellion, a work which many widows and or phans, and all soldiers gratefully remember.and which will add radiance even to the happy day when the gliding years shall bring you, (as we hope,) with added honors and riper years, to your wedding of gold. With sentiments of friendsbin and all rood wishes, We are, G. F. Edsicnds, The Convention is under the chief direction of Prof. L. O. Emerson, assisted by Mrs. Mia nie Little, while Prof. Cobb presides at the piano. Prof. Emerson is, in my numble opinion, tne right man in the ng ht conduc tor, teacher, or dnl!-master, he is unsurpassed. Kind and affable, yet strict and thorough. Mrs. Little well, come and hear her, and my highest praise you would consider fit only for your censure. Prof. Cobb talks more music from the piano than I could note, for I listen to his playing with my mouth as well as eyes and ears wide open. inenrst liur pieces of sic red music were splendid and grew better every time they pass ed under the pruninz hook of Prof. Emei son. The fifth and sixth were anthems, " Blessed be the Lord God of Israel " and " Sing unto God" and were well executed. Then came a happy effort of Mrs. Little's, which was received with tremenduous applause. It abounded in stiains of pathos and sparkling gems of mirth the natural execution of her sil very laugh being rewarded by rounds of ap plause. Next a greeting to the musical talent was of fered by Prof J. S. 1). Taylor, of this place, in I an original poem resplendent with beauty, wit and sense. Hearty applause interspersed almost every other line. I fatted several inches on its poetic tichness, but laughed mcst of the fat off over its comical burlesques. I must say "welt done" to the soles forced from Prof. Cobb by caus from ttie audience. His delineation of Irish melody was as natural as the brogue itself, my sides acheyet. Fifteen pieces were rehearsed, some very dif ficult ones, and all promised a complete tri umphsnt success to the Concerts to-morrow and the evening following. Rohaix. The Convention dosed Friday evening with E. W. Peck. P. S. Peak. E. Lyman, F. Laelalr, George Nichols, Sayles Nkbols, P. P. Pitkin, L. B. Piatt. A. Prouty, W. R. Peake, T. S. Peck, A. Piatt. J. 1). Pickering, B. C. Rowe, D. Roberts, J. Gregory Smith, A. C. Spear. B. B. Smalley, J. A. ShedJ, F. 0. Sawyer, II. Stanton, F. M. Van Skklen. P. T. Washburn, S. II. Witherbee, J. G. Witherbee, T. E. Wales, S. Wires, O.J. Walker. Mrs. R. W. Frauds, Mrs. M. C. Wheeler. a second grand coneert, whieh like the first urew a iuh audience, itie convention ap pears to have been a very successful and pleasant one. Before adjourning resolutions were passed tendering thanks to Prof. Emcr S3n, Prof. Cobb and Mrs. Little, to the com mittee of arrangements, to the citizens of St. Albans for tbtir hospitality, to the R. R. companies for their favors, to Mr. Taylor for his peem.and to the efficient president II. II. Lyon and Secretary I.M.Tripp of tho Association. t)B. tiiatib s betlt. Bcblugtox, Jan. 8, 1S66. Ta Geo. Edmunds, E. 11". Peek, P. S. j2rs.'ltvayer"airtrii.iwJba have conferred ucon ing the twenty.fi flh anniversary of our marriage, and have afforded us so much pleasure by your good wishes and cordial greetings ; and by the munificent gifts bestowed as a token of your respect and appreciation of the humble services performed in our efforts to discharge the duties of our respective positions, we earnestly tender collectively and individually our sincere thanks and grateful acknowledgments. The tad realities of human life, which engross so much of the physician's time and thought, are rarely interrupted by occurrences so pleasant as this; and with a heart full of gratitude to you all, and to Him, the great disposer of hu man events, I desire to present you with my best wishes for your health and happiness, and fcr a continuance of the blessings which tar round us all. I am. my friends. Sincerely and truly. Your most ob't Serv't, Samcel W. Tuateb. The gifts referred to were a costly gold watch, ol American manufacture, (by How ard .t Co., of Roxbury, Mass.) costing $250 and whose value as a time-keeper even sur passes that of its rich and heavy hunting case, and costly chain ; and a superb table industries, and whereas the present prospect fcr ih n1 of this utanle. with the hich cost of pro- ...,tniTi.iilin tobeiUDDiied upon this en- dncinir. hiuh taxes, scarcity cf farm labor, with j. ... ! the exorbitant prices me larmer mirn pay wi re uisiur. i e,otli; 4nJ otllcr necessities for his family, are To perfect the whole of this part or tne line, i requires tne long conxempiaieu imiruiciucui . service of silver-plate of over sixty pieces, solutions, presented the following preamble procured by Brinsmaid & Hildtetb, at a cost and resolutions, wbiich were unanimously 0f over $700 comprising a large tea salver adopted : richly engraved, tea set of six pieces, cle- Whereas, The wool growing interest is one gant coffee urn, ice pitcher, ealvcr and of the leading, if not the very first of Vermont Wet, d;nncr anj breakfast castors, a ..... f.VrDti Ihn nrMnt nmtnvi fnr ' past the Falls of Nisgara, or the enlargement of the Welland Canal, the enlargement also of the few short canals, (now of too limited cap acity) along the St. Lawrence, and tne construc tion of the Champlain and St. Lawrence fcbip Canal, to connect tie navigable waters of the St. Lawrence, by the shortest distance practic able, with those ol onr Lake. The work at Niagara, partaking of a national character, may perhaps be accomplished by the aid of our General Government at an early day. The Champlain and St Lawrence Ship Canal, is a work which has long occupied the attention both cf our Provincial friends, and cf our citizens of the States, and cannot be much longer deferred. To the former, we may now look for renewed efforts, for they cannot fail to perceive the international benefits in their be half, now involved in this measure. This link in the chain would connect with the St. Law- rence at Beauharnois, situated above Montreal, and 25 miles distant therefrom, and extend thence eastward to the navigable waters of the Lake at St. Johns. Its length by the shortest route would be 37 miles, and tie lockage 37 feet, descending eastward, thus favoring the balance of trade which would tend in that direc tion. The ground intervening is smooth and regular, presenting no obstacle to enhance the cost above that of the cheapest of this class of public works. The mechanical structures would be few, and their expense confined chiefly to the lockage, which as will be seen, is small in amount. The practicability of this work, with all embraced in the route described, no longer admits of doubt, but is regarded aa entirely within the bounds of a reasonable cost. The local interests of our youthful citf, are clearly identified to a very important extent, with its success. Our central position, and other local circumstances, could not fail to se cure to us our full share of the manifold benefits which it would confer upon the entire country, as well New England as the far West. We want the flour, the wheat, com and other grains, with all the productions of western industry, which would coot, forth In their abuttae from thenc to supply the duscxnu coniunm hard in the extreme, and call imperatively for further protection from foreign importations to save this important interest from annihilation, therefore, Resolved, That we ask as a right, at the hands of our government, that the tariff duties be so revised that wool shall bear an equal pro tection from foreign competition with the Am erican wrought fabrics from wool. Resolved, That the Corresponding Sucretary be directed to furnish a copy of these resolutions to each of our Senators and Representatives in Congress. Henry Clark presented the following reso lutions, which was adopted : RtioUed, That it is the sense of the Vermont State Agricultural Society that the reciprocity treaty between the United States and Canada should be terminated at the date of the expira tion ol the notice given, believing that the in terests of the nation, and especially the produ cers of the country, demand its immediate abrogation. ' Dr. Henry Boynton introduced the following resolution, which was adopted : Whereat. The destruction of sheep by dogs in the United States is extensive and ereat, and whereas any means which will prevent this in road upon our nocks would prove an euecuve agency in promoting the wool growing interests of the nation, therefore, Retolred. That the Vermont State Agricul tural Society and Wool Growers' Association deem it of great importance that Congress should enact a do? law which should extermin ate this pest to our flocks. Hon. Edwin Hammond of "Middlebury was appointed the executive committee to repre sent the Vermont State Agricultural Society in the Board of the National n ool urowers- Association. Henry Claek, Secretary Good Horse. According to the Record, I Mr. Robert Bonncr.of the N. Y. Ledger has i Vww.n in n thi. hnru "- Yannp America. owned by Mr. Geo. Hall, ol Brattleboro.and pronounces it the best horse ever owned in the.Statc. If thisisaoitb a Terr good horse , and Mr. Bonner doubtless knows something about Vermont horses. The latn- ous " Auburn hotso owned by which ha paid $13,000, and would 230,000 for him, and which he .u VtTm Er' WU friTijir"Cllati. rraaUlaai i la an xui r dozen each of silver forks, dinner and dessert knives and nut-picks, pickle castor, revolving butter dish, byrup-cup, call-bell, Ac. A number of the Doctor's friends assembled at his house on Saturday evening to add their greetings and congratulations to their gifts, which were by nomcnns confined to those wc have mentioned. In addition to these a tabic was covered with beautiful presents, among which were an elegant wine stand of silver with bottles and goblets of bohemian glais. the joint offering of several gentlemen, a rich solid silver cake dish from Mrs. Dc Forest of New York, butter dish from Hon. and Mrs. Portus Baxter, butter dish and saltcellars lrom the Doctor's Medical clsss, cake basket from Dr. and Mrs. Carpenter, silver dollar from C. P. Thayer, nnd a num ber of spoons, saltcellars, butter knives, Ac, Ac. ftom others. All present were most cordially welcomed and hospitably enter tained by the genial doctor and Mrs. 'lhayer, and made to feel that the chief value to them of these beautiful offerings lay in the good will and respect of which they were the testimonials. The St. Albans Musical Convention, St. Albass, Jan. 3, l&GG. ,Vnr. Editortof the Free Prett: Allow me to offer a short report of this evenings rehersal, ?iven by the Western Ver mont Musical Association, at this place. At half past sis I found the beauti ful Academy hall erowded to "over sitting." I regret to say that many of the masculines (I will not hazard the word gentletwen) in con tideration of its being free made very free with the seats and then took the liberty of occupying all the front space aa a stamping ground the ladies were forced into the back ground, where we imagined they considered the benighted un gallants very inconvenient to see through. Supreme Court. Jancabt Term, 1S66. Jaxcabt. 2. Wm. Adams, rs II. C. A N. B. Flanagan, eisa of assumpsit against defendants as oe-sure-ties with ths plaintiff and others upon a pro- missery note for $300, one half of which was pax! by the phfntiff; verdict betew for the plaintiff ; exceptions by the defendant was ar gued by E. J. Thelps fcr plaintiff and I). Rob erta for Defendant. Jancabt, 3. The oase of George Alger rs. Andrew Curry was argued by E. J. Phelps far plaintiff and E. R. Hard for defendant. An action of trespass and trover for a horse and halter taken by the defendant as censtable and collector oi the town of Hineiburgb, under a tax bill. The question of Hinesburgh, in 1S63, fcr the purpose of pay ing soldiers' bounties. Edw. S. Weeks rs. Asa T. Bsrron was argued by H. Billard for the plaintiff, and by Jeremiah French for the defendant. This was an action of trover, for a barber s chair, left with defendent and taken for a debt. The verdict below was for the plain tiff, the defendants excepted and petitioned for new trial, on the ground that the verdict was against the weight of the evidence. State v. 23 packages of liquor, L. S. Drew, claimant, was argued by States Attorney En glesby for the prosecution and by E. U. Hard for the claimant. The claimant moved to quash the whole proceeding, on the ground that the papers were informal, and alsa claimed that the evidence given on the trial of the case in the County Court did not warrant the condemna tion of the liquor. Walter Carpenter rt Wm. F. McClure. This was assumpsit upon a promissory note, the de fendant pleading the Statute ot Limitations. The cue was argued by Jeremiah French for the plaintiff, and by Rodney Lund, oi Montpe- lier, for tha defendant. Jancaet, 4. The first cae for hearing to-day was that of D. A. Smaller " The Troy A Boston Railroad Co. This was an action of assumpsit for use and occupation of certain railroad property and easements at Rutland ; verdict below for plain tiff; exceptions by defendant ; argued by E. J. Phelps for plaintiff, and B. F. FifieU of Mont- pelier for deftndant. The Court are now listening to the argument f the first Chancery case set for argument, that ofFar's and Mech'a Bank rs J. K. Drury A Missisquoi Bank. Wm. G. Shaw for plaintiffs, E. R. Hard for defendants. January oth. Decisions were announced in a large number of divorce cases yesterday afternoon, as follows, after which the Court was adjourned tine He. Emeline Carpenter vs. D. J. Carpenter. Pe tition for divorce. Bill granted for wilful deser tion. Custody of the children decreed to the mother. Claim for alimony waived. John Farrell vs. Catherine i arrelL Petition for divorce. Bill granted for wilful desertion. Relief Levanway vs. rrancis t-evanway. re- tition for divorce. BiU granted for intolerable severity. Alimony decreed to petitioner as per agreement on file. Emma J. Ormsbee vs. Oliver F. Ormsbee. Petition for divorce. Bill granted for wilful de sertion, and the petitioner has leave to resume her maiden name. Sarah L. Colburne vs. Itoyal Lolburne. men tion for divorce. Bill granted tor wilful deser tion, and custody of the child decreed to the mother. Lucia L. Pinny vs. Franklin B. Pinny. Peti tion for divorce. BiU granted for wilful deser tion, and petiuoner bas leave to resume ner maiden name. Lewis Paro vs. Phdena Para. Petition for divorce. Bill granted for adultery. Pauline II. Cooler vs. Richard B Cooley. pe tition for divorce continued. Custody of the child decreed to the mother daring the pendency ofthehbeL Thomas Preston vs. Amelia fa. l'reston. re- tition fjr divorce. Bill granted for adultery. Chandler P. Barney vs. Marietta U. uirnt. n.Vf. 6Uw sAn ti .UmM KLiDiClDU V- 1U4UUU1 WMunwM M ... . , tition for divorce. Bill granted for wiitui ae- sertion. . . Mary Ann St. Peter vs. Augusius .... " . r?tv -ta.1 fnw rttMtPrtinn. The following disposition -was made of casts remaining on the Docket : J. A X Blumenthal r. Smith, Brinerd A; Clark. Lies with the Court. Solomon Cooley rs Smith, Brainard A CI irk. Lies with the Court. C. D. Carpenter r. town of Huntington. Judgment of the County Court affirmed. C W. Brownell n. 0. S. Rowe. Discon tinued without costs. Wm. Adams . II. a A N. B. Flanagaa. Lies with the Court. J. W. Brown r. James Dodds. Discontinue without costs. Geo. Alger ri. Andrew Carney. JuJ,m.r,i of the County Court affirmed. Edward S. Weeks . Asa T. Barron. Jud. ment affirmed. State r. 23 packages of liouor. T S n. claimant. Judgment affirm.,1 Walter Carpenter n. Wm. i. McClure. C remanded to the County Court, and plaintiff has leave to amend replication. A- fcmaney . Troy & Boston It. R r. Continued to General Term for re-argument. v. A. smalley rs. E. A. Birchard it al. Con tinued to General Term for re-argumenL i. & il. Bank rs. J. K. Drury el al. V of the Chancellor affirmed. D. 0. Walker vs. Converse et al. Continued. A T. Barron vs. E. S. Weeks. Petition dis missed with costs. State vs. Geo. Bender. Information filed by the States Attorney far grand larceny. Defend ant plead guilty, and was sentenced to pay a fine of S40 and costs of proseeution. bout one fourth of Academy Hall was oceu tho Convention, the staging being well The Missisgroi Bank Defaulter. Tho St. Albans Messenger puts Mr. Hubbell's defalcations at $75,000 or $S0,00O. A "run" on the bank took place several weeks ago, caused by whispers of fraud, which was successfully met, and confidence res tored by a published card from the directors stating that so far as they could ascertain the accounts were correct. Subsequent in veatigation revealed the true state of the case. The Messenger savs : Mr. Hubbell's speculations extend nrp a w nod of many years. They ire concealed by false entries, foctings and statements, which necessitated a careful revision of his accounts from the commencement of his oonntmn ,tk the bank. It is estimated that he took away with him about S25.000. of which S 10,000 was in Government funds. It is hardly necessary for confidence in the ultimate rcdemniuin nf tv bills. Incase no further losses are developed, which is not probable the securities are am. ply sufficient for this, and they are given by men whose honorable character and position in the community nrecludes any imnnutinn r k,i failh in the matter. Mr. H. G. Hubbell is the son of IIV. tr V Unbbell of Fairfax, well known in this County, during a practice of the legal profession of over meaiy years, as a gentleman, who, in every re lation, is highly esteemed and respected. As Senator from this County, and as Representa tive for the town of Fairfax, he has honored himself as an able and judicious legislator. To the family connections, to the abandoned wife and child, this affair brings a suffering beyond that of death ; ia which affliction they have the sincere sympathy of numerous friends. City Council. board or ALDERMEH. Wed.vesdat, Jan. Z. The Board met at 30 P. M., Alderman Taft, President pro ten, in the chair. Present .- AlJermen Appleton, Blodgett, On motion of Aldermtn Flanagan warrants were approved for a sum not exceeding SI, 500 for the Poor Department. The applications for licenses to keep victual ling saloons, of J. B. Wood, Joseph Langlois, Chas. II. Hanchet, Rufus P. Tibbitts.E. M. Sut ton, Ralph Ray, and Simon F. Fitts, were con sidered and granted. The applications of Joseph Bacon and Conner A Co. were laid on the table. The ordinance relating to vehicles was read twice, amended, and passed in substances as follows : No vehicle laden with wood, hay, or lum ber, timber, straw, or other bulky materisl, shall be left standing in any public highway or common for the purpose of the contents of inch vehicle being offered for sale. The market lot shall hereafter be used and occupied by such vehicles, the sane to be under the direction and supervision of the police offl cers of the city as instructed by the Mayor. Violations of the ordinance are punishable by a fine of not less than SI or mere than 20. The Mayor is authorized to expend a sum not to exceed S300 in grading said lot and in other wise improving the same. A warrant was approved for paying the town of South Burlington the amount due on the set tlement made last spring. On motion of Alderman Dodge the Board ad journed until Thursday, Jan. 4th, at 7 P. M. The resolution passed by the Beard of Alder men in reference to salaries of city officers, fixed them as follows : Mayor S-W ; City Clerk, 8130; Clerk of the Come n Council, S200 ; City Treasurer, SI0O ; Overseer of the Poor, 6400 ; Chief En gineer, $100 ( Assessors. Street Commissioners and Auditors. S-50 per diem for each day's actual servics. Commission of the City Collec- lector three per cent, on monies collected. State School tax for the city sir cents on ths dollar. he resolution oomes before the Common Coun cil for action this evening. Jan. 0, ibt. Board or Aidirmes met, no quorum pre sented. Adjourned to Monday next at 7 P. M. Cut Cornell, met, passed the resolution adopted by the Board of Aldermen in relation to salaries, with an amendment, fixing the salary of the Chief Engin:er, at $o0, instead of $100. They also passed the resolution below, with an amendment, reducing the number or copies to 500. The Council then adjourned to Monday evening next at 7 o'clock. Joint Resolution in relation to the Publication of Cily -Documents. 'Retolred by the City Council of the city of itnrlinrton. That the Committee cn rrinung be directed to procure the publication ot seven hundred copies or tne uity leaner yi.5iu and amended, the proceedings in relation to the adoption of the same, the settlement between the city and South Burlington, Mayor Cathns address, the ordinances now in force (revised by ..i ,,mmittV and the reports of the various city officers for the year ending Feb. 1st. 18C6." -BlBBBBBBMMail nUN ' - IssSttssiEaWri ii Will i ill I I 1 ii III I iiMII avf -v-rcr j'tMrBwr- tBMWBsBBBW.! AiassaaaBVBT-'BBaBBY BssasssHaiaBBraT tasa JtBaaaaaaaaan-? 5taBBBBaw PeUtlon for divorce Bdl granted lor aeseruon. r-.ti. r tkj inven to the mother. Phebe CWilmarth vs-Heman S. Wilmarth. Petition for divorce continued. rii n,mbrlin vs. aouivan x v.ouiu4- lin. Petition for divorce. Bdl granted fcr in tolerable seventy. S Tre vs. Sidney a. Aaiu iturau ee. Bill granted for adultery. Petitioner m. hi maiden name. Bridees vs. tllen F. Bruges, reu- ivoree. UUl graniiu ujmcij. Brownell vs. Adelms wrowneiu reu Wore. Bill granted for adultery. The Port or Bcrusgtos. Some idea of the amount of business done at our wharves may be gained from the fact that the arri vals of viesela during the season ending this last November, were ice thousand fict hundred and sixty-three. They landed hero among other things 60,000,000 Tcet of lum bcr and 1,000,000 bushels of grain. Milto.v. The new church at Milton ii eo far completed that the basement is used this winter tor worship. A new bell has been purchased, and Hon. Joseph Clark baa generously promised to provido a tower clock for the edifice. Rctlaxd bas a akatinspark .in succeaafu operatian. Burlington ought to " have one, and will, we expect, another season.