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9 c;. BUELINGTON, VT FRIDAY MORNING, JAN. 19.1866. VOL. XXXIV. NEW SERIES VOL. XII. NUMBER THIRTTY P o c I r y l From tbe Trenton Monitor. i. o n r. oil i; . iT KATE HCKSTls CKARV. I am just as lonesome as I can be, A heart that w heavy and thoughts at sea: T..e crickets ting load and tfca elaai" lay rnia. And I sing to my heart this cm refrain I am just lonesome at I can be Ob, hoK I wish yon were here with me ' l'ark and gloomy abort ii the sky. In jtowt blaMa the wind gees by, And loose little crickets out in the siass Over it all are chanting high mass ; And I'm jat as lunis -nic as I rsn be Oh, how 1 wish you were hen with me ! If yen were here I wouldn't care Whether n raiurtl or 11 'twere lair. For the wind that blows, the crickets that sing, Wouldn't care dr a smgle thing : But now I am lonesome at I can be Oh, how I wish you were here with me ! For yen'd get nearer the loader 'twould blow,; Just to keep the wiod off me, yon know. And I never could bear to b&ir cricket sing So I'd just bide my head beneath your wing ; And we woaldu't be lonesome, no, not we Oh, how I with yon were here with me ! But it's something to think while the sricket inS ! Of the love which we know an abiding thing, And thinking I king, bat without the pain, 1 lo my heart the stole one old refrain, I am just as lonesome as I can be h, how I wish yon were here with me ! Jli.sccil.'iiiv. The I.esend ol" l etilrlfel-, I could not make out precisely what the man was, whu at bv me after dinner, smok ing, in the balcony of the little inn at l)um mereseUtcin , on the Rhine. But 1 was sure he was a Yankee. He seemed well " posted up " in all the history and antiquities of Kbineland. Our conversation turning on tbe strange tales that attach to tbe many castle on the rivers.de hight-to I...-ben-, niDg tUemm th mo precipitous' -tein and Sternfels, and tin towers of the ! bt of Teulellels. It was here that he I at. of the .Mouse. And of that ruin yon- t wai mwt fun toheeCi;n, lw)VlDf. thoroogh der, I said, as 1 pointed with the eni ot mv j i mrnhie ciwr to Teufelfcls, then just catching the, J Alortniglit went ouickly bv. Xo news' first sight of the rising moon. Of that I w hcard Mademoiselle Adelaide. The1 ruin jonder down the stream, I know no Englishman's companion returned from Ilol- : legend at all : Murray d.s not mention it.' , latdcn. The two eupt-md students start- Don t yon. mJecd? Ual now I do : ,j (or SwlUerUnd. Ihi Yankee's irfeasore a tale that hcl.s any of your old legends all or huti nt61( cU,d him w tbe H4e lime . to smithereens. And it., true, too. sir;! fnm DlMMBtwdhlllni and the and that s what cannot be said of most i , i.:. ...v.i ; .k. n ' ules.' Had I a mind so to do. I could not repeat tbe story in the worde of the transalanti narrator. The facts, however, in themselves, are sufficiently remarkatje. Here is the sum and substance oi tbem. Some hi teen years ago the Yankee had been sojourning as dom , at Duuimeraelstein. Business, or pleasure, or whatever bis voca tion in life M.iht be, kept him there for some days. Ol all the crowd of travtllt rs of all nations who passed ui auJ down the river, ooe party attracted wore ot bis notice than the rest from Ji.e simple fact ol his seeing tnem again and aghin. these TO'U? " . ' S".' ,n'r. "T simeu u. an oiu rreneu g.n e...n, n who ana aaugnter ae.ra.iy as, passed .mi j us he m they were to be seen walk.ng through the j ani) tfct ., vhh the i. -street of jhimniercselsteii). r rum inquiries i . " ,. . , made of a man who let donkeys, it was dis- I covered that monsieur, madauic and made- j moiselle occupied a diicititi'ive cottage at , Schwaebkoptneim, and tiat mademoiselle ! was much addicted to sketching. Hour af- ter hour she would sic in a boat mooned ill, j tbe river, or on a point of vantage on the I bill, and transfer to ber lsok by no means j contemptible representations of tbe fair landscape around about. At this time there was sojjuriiing at Oummercscistein a young Ki,glisha.an, who had cime with a friend to j spend the vacation in reading. Ictt by ins companion alone in the little inn, be be came by some favoring chance acquainted with the French family ! tbe neighboring village. He fished iniJajie-'s poodle out of . the river, or picked up monsieur's spcctaclee on the road, or somehow or other, never mind how, acquired the privilege of saluting nut only monsieur and m&Jauit-. hut lnadc moistlle into tbe bargain. And then all four made a long excursion t jgetber. And then the Englishman might be seen more than once walking home late in the evening to Dommereselstein ht the Scnwachkopt l,o, m road, at.d it was alleged that be bad dined with tbe old Frenchman. On a certain afternoon the fair weather v.as broken by a very violent storm. It was all very veil as far as appearances went from witbin. The river and ibe rock- ami tbe woods looked sublime enough as tbe lain biased over tbem, and tbe lightning lit up their recesses. But it wa very uncom fortable to endure without. ' As I looked out oi this self-same balcony,' said the nar rator, ' I just thought that I'd a long sight rather be in tban out. 1 could fancy some folks being nigh sket-red by the glare and the noise. One flash came right over tbat old tumble-down Teulelfels over there, and and I reckoned it must hate been pretty nigb blow.-d in or blotted up what tbero was of it to blow. It was aiaaziu' grand ; and one ot tbe finest advertisements of the imwct of Providence I've ever seen. If you could turn on a good thunderstorm here now, stranger, vou'd Kty it was worth look ing at, rather. While the storm was at its higbt, and the Yankee was congratulating hijisclf upon being sale and dry in the coOle-roum ol the inn, be saw tbe "little old Frenchman and the young Englishman approach the same welcome asylum, both dripping wet and half drowned in tbe inciting rain. ' You must of course stay liere with me,' be beard tbe latter say. " Mademoiselle is doubtless stfe with tnadamc. Madame will understand buw it is, and rest assured that you arc here. I can supi ly you with dry clothes." So the old gentleman sup(t at tbe table d'hote and retire-d e-arly to rest as peaceful as possible during a temporary divorce a men-a ct tboro. -Mid tbe rain rattled and splashed, and the thunder pealed, and it was clear enough tbat he bad done very wisely not to attempt the three miles walk along the road to the Sebwacbkopfhcitn Ferry. The morning was iliuid'tss and bright. The Englishman, and Frenchman apjoired ! jgetber at breakfast, and were talking over tnc siorm and tbe probable anxieties of niadame and mademoiselle, when a waiter entered with a note, which he put in the bands of tbe Frenchman. As the little gen tleman glanced at the superscription, he turned white, and hi- face fell. He tore i the envelope, read hurriedly through i-'ttcr. and led Li young companion out '!.c room. And what did it mean ? Y'ac- k' should pick up tbe fallen envelope and r' al an address, written thereon in a trcra ' hug female hand 'Mademoiselle Niboyct, " 'tti de I huroje, Dummercselstein 7 by r . .1.1., . I . . . . .( n .. .1 to all posil!e speed, and clattered out of . , . , i r in ,na n,rMnnn r, .,hH . 1 . . , . ...tu.cu iiueiui. "hat had hanrcned was. as was after- 1 ward discovered, as folio':: At three ' o'clock on tno previous afternoon, .Madcmoi- 1 eclle Nibjyct had taken leave of Lcr mother at Setiwachkopfheim, atd started to meet ' '.4 luiuci Hb Lruiuuicrcscisieiu, anu return ILcnAA .... ,1. 1. Tl . . 1 1 - r Was detafned with mnniipn, nnrt titt bev TiTPfri.,l uimninn ,1,. nt.t.1 I. Tl Estr-- !.(..; , ;,.j,.h r i .. P'exknt iourncv in wind and wet. Adel. -- i "c euriniscu, ii snc naa sum red irom the : ij i i t j . , iu o iuc iuur uusiesB Oi iuc a Lulu;, iu tuo moraine sue . - mw uutv to uu uiuzuier. buu j trembled with dread. Adelaide bad left j i'sh .vaebkopf .iciui tbe previous evening. I bi.e had never arrived at numracrcclstein. Wi at had Iconic or her? Her disantiearance was cause, ot course. of terrible excitement. At first it was thought that she might have sought shelter from the tempest in one ol the cot Uses that stand by the roadside. But inquiry dispel- led this nope. On the morning U-foie the storm, she had made an agreement with her father to walk to meet him in Duininerosel- stein late in the afternoon. At about 3 o'clock, accordibs to Madame Niboyet, she had donned her bat and mantle, had said, My little mother, I shall be in delav for my lather, if I do not hasten myself," and bad net out with a very joyous face and gait. Jiacuune remarked, that she had her sketch' book under her arm, and wondered at this, because she uouU have lirohablv no orror- tunity to use it. This wan the last that had been seen ol her. Ibe cottagers along the road declan d that tbry had not situ tbe in loom- girl go by ; but itiat they had not watc eil the path ; the storm kept them clow indoors. Messengers wire sent down the river almost as far as the Seven Moun tains, to see if any eorjise bad been washed on shore, or any scrape of clothing been found that migbt give indications oi poor Adelaide s late, Etcn bad no reward? been olKred.the search would not have been hearty ana care-lul. lor evcrvooay tutu lieen mora or K- captivated by the young Frenchwoman's winning ways, liut m S.:t ol money, and m spite of lo-'king, .ltd in spite ol lore, nothing was achieved except failure. Nothing could be diacuteril. The old latbir trudged backwards and forwards, and uSered sums that would have Uen a little fortune to any of the Ithine land jieasautry Tbe sotrow ing mother was not seen, but everybody felt for her woe, and everybody would have given much to bring back the lost girl, and with ber the ht happiness. The young Englishman was (peculiarly miserable. And it was now remarked that be did not aid, though be taid nothing to discourage, tbe carelul examination of the ground between his own and the French folks' dwelling. Behind Schwacbkotifiieim there is a little in ... l..ii i t, . , seldorf boa:, be saw, he said, tbe bent and ' broken down figure of Monsieur and Ma dame Xiboyct heljed into tbe coupe of the diligence, their laces the very pictures of grief and des. lation tbe little group of loungers round tbe starting vehicle standing rcsprctfullv silent. 4 Well,' said 1, this a very melancholy story but what has it to do with Teuiclfels? You promised me r. legend of tlse rain, and beyond the tact ol your having seen it in a thunder-t jrui, yju have said nothing aboiit it Bnt was air, thins cvr heard el Madeaiut-elle ""' liuc-s you U bear it all n time, sir, if ! You'll wait till I've done. But my throat ; my ir ju,t eatawampouwlv dried up with talking. Some five Years alter the ftmti iti. re- ' eounted. my" friend, it would seem, was at I I)ummerecl:e-in again, and, of course, at , tbe II jtel de l'Europe. lie saw one morning ' at breakfast, an Englishman, whose taer be 1 though: was familiar to bun, seated by the ' side of a charming young lady, 'jbrtously 1 and manitcstly bis bride. 'Adelaide Niboyet!' Out the: e stranger, that wouldn't be a , legend, would it .'' t'o. Adeliide was dark. The present , young woman was fair. But it was Adel aide's young Englishman, travelling on bis welding tour. And be seemed to ho a per- i son ia prosperous circumstances, for there . Af btnkiji the Ua. retired, tbe Yankee was a carnacv, and a Courier, and a maid accosted ber lord. lie recalled tbe circumstan. ' vd, the lonner. His tucory was tnat Jiade ccs which bad occurred when tbey were inoiselle .Xiboyet had gone to meet her Ion r last sojourning together under the same itaif. on tbe wooded bill ; that finding be did Uvt He begged to inquire whether the English- ! come, bc bad H-anderett on to I'culellcls, man had heard anything of the lost girl, or I peruana allured by the manifest beauty ol of her unfortunate jwrents. itb regard to i the view to be seen thcucc perhaps to be Madcmoi-clle Adelaide, tbe Englishman was piqued at the Englishman's unpunctuaillty. just going to put tbe same question to him. Monsieur and .Madame .Niboyct, the raiglish mau bad beard on unimpeachable authority, were both dead. The old gentleamn had survived the calamity about a year; his wife lineered in solitude for a lew months longer, aod 'ben died too. Here the maid I bruuffht a messace to her master, and retir- i cd. The bride, it apiicared, was tired with her journey, and proposed to rest in ber apartment lor that morning. The Yankee was projecting, be said, a walk to Schwaeh koptheiui, and proposed that tbe English man should accompany him. This latter, it appeared, had already been once to tbe scene ol tbe mysterious disappearance in the in terval between his departure with bis fellow student and his return with bio bride. An lrresistable impulse attracted him to the fatal spot, and though lie was tenderly at tached to his new wife, he could not pass the place in which were enshrined the mem ories of an e-arly and ULfortunate attach ment, without having to make new inquiries touching the still unknown fate of its hap less object, lie was glad that bis wife was indisposed to walk out on tbat particular morning, for be bad said nothing to ber about tlic old love, and her presence would only embarrass his movements. The Ytnkee now leirncd, what he bad not known before, tbat on the day of tbe storm, it liad been arranged between Adel aide and the Englishman, that she should start, as though going to meet her father in Duinmereselstien, but should betake herself to tbe wooded knoll behind Schwacekoi f heiiu, and there- meet him, who bad now declared himself her lover. The other party to this contract had been unable to keep bis promise, for he bad fallen in by cbanco with Monsieur Kiboyct, and that gentleman had held him fast, and insisted on bis walk ing home witn Adelaide' to dinner. Then came the storm. Adeliide, the Englishman bad thought, as ber lather thought, m..st be sale with Madame. the letter ol the morning dispelled the illusion It was at least clear why the Engli-hman had search ed more diligently through tbe copses bc-hindSL-hwaciikuplbeiin, than on the high road to Dummeicselstcin. The Yankee nnd his companion wandered over the old ground, and talked over the old story. I searched,' the Englishman said, 'every bit 1 this cround, for the elightc.-t trace of her having been here, and found nothing. The Yankee tten proposed that, lor the sake of tbe vicw.thcy should clam'-cr up the higbt ol Te'uftlfels Halt an hour's scram ble brought them over the gully, and up to tbe very base of the ruined tow cr. Many masses of iaaonrv were lying around showing tbat once" tbe castle bad been es capacious as it was strong. Now only one tower remained, and into tbat there seemed no means of access. There was a great rift in tbe wall some twelve or fifteen feet above I . . . luc cround but nnl.,n .W,.l.,- rMi-n it. Part of a wall Kr-mi ,n ,ra u m the base of this oicnin- ., iitni nnw thrown down. Marks in the tower indicat- I cd where the party wall had met it, and tho , ground was littered by the fallen blocks of ! etuue. iuc nutL-uiuicio were uent on CI- . I . ,,JJ.n iti,.... C . 1 snerlinf thi-t nhoiit a week altps AH.1.M. ! . ilwT-f f A, TrT9 n(V flTirl tlitnlrln,. .I... ' if it bad been less difficult of access, and she could have got into it, it might bare affjrd ed her shelter from tbe storm. At list tbe Yankee and bis comrade hit cn an expedient for making an entry. Tbey conveyed with some exertion two long-felled pinc trunks, that were lvine not many I ithes. It was 1 yards off, to tbe foot of the tower, and sac- come back with tbe right spirit and pur Niboyet pert eecded in propping tbem in such a way pose, we should bo quite as much rejoiced as again't the masonry, that a skillful gymnast I they to sec them relieved from all that sub might reach the aperture in tbe wall Some- j mission to the national authorities, which bun or other they both succeeded in clim- ' tbey rc.-anl as so troublesome and annoying. bcring up to the ledge formed in the thick wan ol the ohl tower, iuc floor inside tney i fbuDd to be nearly on a level with the clelt I through rchieii they lad entered. They j turned round on achieving the ascent, to ' survey the glorious pro?!ct before them, Then they lth stepped down on the heads of stones that formed a floor, Why did the Englishman etait back with f sudden gesture of borroi as they passed ; into t.ic cavernous interior of the ruin? At , ! what did he point in such horror stricken . sHence .' Can there be a doubt .' ; Half concealed by a fragment of moss covered stone, half sheltered by an arched recess in the wall, lay a whitening skeleton. j Round it were still some crumbling I rag- ' nsents of clothing. Long black hair still .railed from the staring skull Bjth discoverers g.ized sometime without uttering a word, fhc Yankee was the first to break tbe sjtfil, and to observe, that now one mystery was a mystery no longer. Adelaide Niboyet had evidently met her death in the tower of I Teuiclfels. Hut how had tbe got there? And by what hard case was it that nne had heard the cried by which doubtlessly she sought to attract at tention ? The Englishman made no reply, ; but still gazid moodily on tho corpse; and i a"v uu;ui uu iuum uiusv tmirecv ly where on the small bjne ot what was once an agile linger, there still sbonc a lit tle hoop ot gold. The Yankee was bent on discovering something that might give some clue to tbe unravelling of the further mys tery ef tbe existence of the skeleton in such a place. 1'iesently he iounccdou a treasure lying in a narrow cleft ol the wall, close by the dead girl's right hand. This was the skeleh-buuk. Stoutly bound in sound leath er, and protected Imui the weather by tbe shelter ol the stone, it was stilt but little injured. At tight of it, the Englishman looked up, and with a white face, a trem bling lip, turned to aid in its examination. It wa4 of large size, and contained mauy sheets of drawing paper some of them showing signs of the more than common tste and ability of the owner. One ot these lat ter fixed the attention of the discoverer in a moment. It wns the outline of a drawing of the scene Irom tbe opening in tbe tower. Scbuachkopihcitn lay below in tbe fore ground. Uummeieselstcin was just dashed u the background. 'Ibe coloring had not yet been begun. The Knglishman took it out of his companion's band, and gazed at it with a sorrowful interest. The American then saw tbat there was writing on tbe other side. Yes ; on the haak ot tbe draw ing tbe poor girl, whose I woes were bleaching there, bad written her last will and wishes, and the brief recital of bow it was tbat she lay there dying. Tbe Yankee declared be cjuld re member almost tbe ex- ; act words, but gave me the sense in bis own translation. ' 1 bave climbed up here to skei.-b,' the , dead girl said. 'A storm has come on. The lightning bad struck the tower. Ibe wall which made a sort ot staircase for my ascent i broccn down. 1 could not get out. , When I suw what bad happened. I came Lack into tbe tower, and sat uown closj un- ' dor the wall to seek slielter from the rain. A stone- from tbe top ol (be wall fell on me. and struck me down. Then I must have been insensitde tor some time. ben I awoke again it was dark. ami wet. 1 cjuld but 1 was very cold move tor pain. I have been insensible aaam. ben I opeu- eJ "T eyes again it was light. I have just strength to write this. I Hunk 1 am going to die. God and tbe Holy Marv have pity on me. Adieu ! mv fattier an4 my mother. Adieu ! monsieur (bete there was no name ) The very unhappy A. N.' Below this was written ag un, ' I suffer much, night is eomiiig uain. A.' Near the bones were lying the tin box in which Mademoiselle Niouyet's colors had i been packed, her watch, some trinkets, ana a lew Coins. On closer examination, it was discovered that tbe left thigh-bone of ti.e skeleton was broken. Old tnis ilfu i trate Adelaide's Ijeing struck down by tbe since death ? Probably, tue Yankee surinis laUcn st joe-.' KJr bad it Dcen iraeturcd sue bad mounted the steps made ny the ' ruined walls probably with little difficulty, i and bad set livrsell to work at ber skelv'h. - Tbe tower was struck soon utter its com mencement. S'ae saw ber hope of return ! cut off. While endeavoring to get cover Irom the rain, she had been dangerously hurt bv a btliint: stone, ft she bad cried no one had becu near to bear. She lay, probably unable to c awl up tbe opening m tnc wall, knowing that now that the stones by which she ascended were thrown down, no one would dream of tecking for ber in a place almost inaccessible to two strong men. So she died. What agonies she had cndurid would never bv revealed in detail. But it might burly be hoped that the injury and exiusure sue had sustained had so fur acce lerated ber dissolution as to spare her the worst jangs ot famine The two travellers returned pensive and aw el, to make tbe necessary communication to the authorities ol Dummereeelstein, The Englishman started on the very night of the discovery lor Coblents, and the Yaukie had never seen him since. And that, said my friend, is tbe Legend of Te-ultllcls, and ifjou know any sadder or strungcr in your poetry books or guide books, I'm whipped aiid tbat's what no ci tizen ol the great United States of America ever was or ever will be, if he can help it. Good night, stranger !' Xortii and Soctii. Wc cordially tub- scribe to the following justnnd calm words ef tbe I'nridcnct Journal. However inadequate may be tbe informa tion wbicb the north has respecting the south, wc are confident that many of the southerners gravely misapprehend the feel ings and views of the north. They say tbat wc with the exultation and spirit ol con quering tyrants dc-irc to bold them in siib- r . I . r : .: . jeetion for the pleasure of dominating over them, and ruling their Stateu as subject ; provinces ; that we care lar more lor the ! blacks than we do fur tbe whites, and that wc are disposed to uithold indefinitely from , the former the rights which tlong to tbem. Now nothing could be farther from the truth than tbis. Ve do not believe there is a rune man in all the north who would not rejoice if the suuthcrn States were fully re stored to their place in the L'nion, provided the interests of national and republican lib erty were secured. For the hundredth time wc assure our southern friends that wc in the north not only have no desire to attend to their affairs, but should be delighted to bo well rid of the task. We arc not only be lievers in the American Fystem of govern ment, but we arc passionately attached to it. We do most earnestly long to see every State in its place, administering its affairs with equity, wisdom and enterprise, and iu everv wav fulfiilinz its lush functions as a member of this glorious Union. But we should De recreant to our uaiics m iuai Union, if wc did not take care tbat those States which madly strove to break away from it and to dash it in pieces, should begin their new career in conformity with that spirit of freedom which is tic very life and soul oi American itcimuiituuisui. i.-. mc l ...I Hn.. 1 . I, ,U., ,l,nt. rM-.tMa an. rpmiilntnl. nnd that there is t3 beat I,a C.,,,1, C1. Irrwlnm fns th n!fllV msn BH well as for the white as prevails at the North, and there wm bo no delay about re construction. Wc want to sec them back, in their old place. But wo want first to sec the croofs tbat they arc fitted to resume that place without detriment to the cause of Ilb- crty and tbe national harmony. If tbey V. A. G. G. UC.VKUICT, Ziitotl and PrfFTutert, FIUDAY MOBNING JAN. 19. 1S6. KNCIj.YNI) AX!) AMi:iMCA. The correspondence between our minister to England, lion. Cbarlts Francis Adams, and the Karl of Clarendon, successor to Karl Russell as Secretary of Foreign Affairs for Great Britain, on tbe case of tbe Shenan doah, and of tbe Anglo-confederate cruisers, ' generally, which has just appeared, does not differ, in its essential characteristics, from tbe previous communication" between Mr. Adams and Karl Busscl, and falls not a whit Mow tbem in interest. Mr. Adstus I prise-ss tbe British in witter with the fact ! that a portion of tbe crew of the Alabama. ! improterlv rescued by an Knglish yacht from capture by the Kearstirge, was at once shipped cn British ground, to make up the ctew of another cruiser, a British ship, the Spa Kicff sailing under a British flag and to meet another British vessel, the Laurel, loaded with military stores, at a point near the island of Madeira, where the nrms, munitions, itc., were transferred to the &ea A'mtf, whose commander then made the vessel over to a person acting fur the coi federacv, at the same time making known the future t urpote of the vessel, and invit ing the crew to join in tbe cxpeditiot'. Mr. I Adatns oet on to av ' Grsat Briton! iB successor to the destroyed - corsair, now assuming tbe name of tbe ishtnmn- , doak, theugh iu no other respect changing its I British character, addressed itself at once to tbe work for which it had been itttined. At no , time in ber late career bas she ever reached a port of the country which her Commander ha; i mended to represent. At no instaat h is she ! earned any national cbararteristie other tbrra tbat with which she started frou. Great BriMtn. She has thus far roamed over tbe ocean receiv ing her sole protection sgaiost the eosMqaences of the most piratical acts from the gift of a nominal title which Great Britain first bestowed npoo her contriver", and then recognised as legitimatizing their successful fraud." This vessel, while its character was null known, received supplies freely at British j-orts in Australia, and then was able to . continues itsdepredations on our commerce, for m -iitl,s after tbe power ol the rebel on- . fedcraey had eollajaed. r'avs Mr. Adams : This enterprise seems to have been the last of tbe s-ries coneeiveJ, planned, and executed excloViteZy wttain the limits of this kingdom. It emauated from persons established here since the beginning cf tbe war as ajeats of the rebel auiborrtH-s, who have been more effectively em ployed in the direct "on an-1 superintendence of t hostile operations than if they hid ben situated ia Hiebmond itself. Ia other word", so far as the naval branch of warfare is Concerned, the , real bureau was fixed at Liverpool, ami not in ( tbe United States Tbe vessrls were constructed or purchased, tbe searaea enlisted, the arma- ' meot obtained, tbe supplies of every kind pro cured, the cruises projected, and the ofnscis and men regularly paid here. In other words, all the war made on the ocean has been made j from Enirlan-1 a the suniDC poinL I have bad tbe bonir to furnish from time to time to your ; UUMipevi,oceoi ine uieeoneius.Te cnar-j acrer itacaingmcw oi tncc pviois, a even designated the chief individuals to whom the supreme direction of the operations had I hiorv a ease of more fl.tr.nt and systematic iumni .n.) Remaiie I I nKi.dt ,,r thj. ntttr1ft- ity ef a country by a bel- ! I--- . ' - - , ' ligerent J Tbe sam and substance of the replies of tbe British minister is, tbat the British gov- i ernment did all its existing municipal laws J ' required oi putborizvd it to do, and that it j j was uoder no obligation to get up new laws j ' tu meet tbe emergency : moreover if new J ) laws had been made, ways might have been . ; found out for fiustrating tbem by persons j t so dispjeeJ. I Mr. Adams replies to this view of tbe j matter witb crcat effect ; and no less so I to tbe attempt of the British minister to find a justification in tbe conduct of tbe I. S. government towards Portugal in the fore part of tbe present century. Independent of an important jiScrence between the two eases at the outset, Mr. Adams shows that tbe representation" of tbe Portuguese gov crnmcnt of tbe insufficiency of our laws to j maintain our neutrality, were met oy a speedy acknowledgment on the part of our Government, and that our laws were altered ,1,- , .v-fiwannroral of " " ; . the l'ortuguese .licister ana ni t csumooy to their salutary tendency. The correspondence on this subject ap pears to have come to an end for the pro sent in the declinature of our Government ! in Mr. Adams' note of Nov. 21, 1305, to accede to the proposition fur n joint commis sion to adjust claim, excluding all tbose which our Government makes on account of the depredations ol the Alabama and the Shenandoah. A joint commission, which was debarred from considering tbe princijel claim of one of the parties, would be an odd commission indeed. Karl Clarendon, Dec. 2J, says further discussion might pro duce irritation between two nations which on every account ought to be on the most friendly terms : and reiterates the assertion that " the I!ritih Government has steadily and honestly discharged all the duties in cumbent on them , , . , ns a neutral power and have never deviated from the obligations imposed on tnem by international law." Earl Clarendon may be certain that be will find but a very small portion of the Ameri can people to agree with him in that decla ration. Of course nobody of good sense thinks it best to rush into a war with Great j Britain on account of the damages done us bv the Alabama and the Shenandoch ; but that considering all things Great Britain is equitably bound to pay for them, we believe to bo an unalterable opinion among our people ; and further more, the sentiment is just as deeply seated that if she persistently refuses tbem. the time will come on some occasion when (as is done sjmetitnes be-, tween individuals where there is redress for an injury,) the pay taken out of her hide." no legal will l I" I t"....-- TlriT,, Tr Mi-,.-, brn I Jr., of Danville Vt. froze to death last Sun day morning, while traveling from Cabot to Danville Green. Tbe Lyndon Union says be was cold wben he left Cabot, and bad a very slow borso to drive, that be called at a bouso to warm, and died in fifteen minutes after be got before the fire. The Burlington Sentinel undertakes to charge the Fan Parsj with taking " the anti-Johnton side" in the controversy be tween the President and Congress which it asiumcs to have commenced, acd represents ua as maintaining that "President Johnson's policy ol present restoration most be set aside" We do not happen to sec the ease just in the sirae light with our democratic neigh bor. And in the first place we tec no conflict between the President and his party. Xor do wc believe tbat wc sha.l tee one. W'c should certainly deeply deplore one, lor the good of both president, patty and country. Tbe wish for such a conflict is simply father to the tbouj ht, with tbe de mocratic press. As to opposing the Presi dent, what bas the Free Pess done ? Yic bave simply called on Congress to do its duty wftli reference to the points, which Pres ident Johnson says belong tu Congress to settle. The President, we doubt not, bai done what he believes to be his duty in bis sphere. Yc may not, with what evidence is before us, be able to draw as favorable conclusions as to the condition of affairs and public sentiment at the South, as he has done. W'c arc glad, however, tbat with the much wider view from bis high position, tbo President can see that which warrant- him in remitting to the late rebel States tbe con trol of their State aflairs. But bis course relieves Congress ot none ot its icsponsibil ty. It is its duty to require and secure such guarantees from tbe Sooth as shall a'-ure the integrity of the Nation and tbe true afety and prosperity of South and North alike. And that is all wc ask of our legis- i tors. Wc would have them take no thought ct of veuge-awr. Having fought for four years to keep tbe Southerners in tbe Union, we propose to live with tbem in the Cnion hereafter, and would do it in har mony and true unity. But the cost of tbe war has been too terrible in blood and treasure, to allow us to tbrow away tbe full attainment of the great objets of the war, when tbey lie in our band'. How far the Sinlinel would go in i's symi-atby with tbe reconstructed rebels we do not know. Per bats it would be ghd to sec the freedmen practi cally returned to slavery ; tbe rebel debt assumed by tho Southern Stater-, if not by tbe Country : tbe old reign of terror fur Yankees " at the South revived ; tbe old hatred and antai ooi-ms maintained, and tbe late rebel Sutcs put into position again to wage war on tbe government a soon as tbey have somexvhat recovered ftom their exhaus tion. But if not, ran it tell us bow there j are to be surelv guarded against, if the late rebel States are at once and unconditionally restored to their full place and power? Congress bas tbe riyAr to stipulate tbe con ditions of re-admission, and it must exercise It. Wc would not have then bard or op pressive, we only want tbem svrt. Tbe ScntMer $ chuckling over pectire snaking of ' the rod of patronage" over the beads of tbe tbe pros executive Republi- cans in Congress, is hardly of consequence to notice. Oarneiehbur would , delighted to see the president brib- j0 members of Cannes to their eonvictwns of duty, or driving toem rod ' ntwn of duty, or driving toem in band like a herd ol cattle ; but it will be I disappointed in this, as it has been in some otDer th,Dcs There is likely to be no new disposition of " executive patronage " for j benefit, in any ease. Mr. Johnson has Mj,i tDu be did not know s- the Bible cvinatanded him to do anytbing Init srajr for jhlWe WDOJ have despitcfully ssed him !" . hlTe to. QVasocralie papers.big and little; nd tbey mutt await tbe bad and we trust Mr distant day wbicb shall again pot in tbe presidential chair cone democratic Pierce or Buchanan, for s new deal of ' tronage," in their behalf. executive pa- ('otnmcrrial. From the circular of the New York Com mercial Agency of K. G. Dsvis A Co., tbe following exhibit is derived of tbe mercan tile failures in the total northern States for the last right years : Number. Liabifities. ISoT 1.257 $265,513,000 1S5S-59-C0, (aver.) 2,035 (aver.)62,220,740 l.'aTt a? n-S - is-r I a -six '.cvl. i,J.tK:,l,U Ihti'J 1,652 23,040,300 1S63-'01 (average) 502 (average) S.213,100 1SW :30 1T,6'J5,U00 In ISfio, the ivilures being about tbe same as in each of the two previous years, the liabilities were more thin double. Three fourths of the whole were in the large cities, and many of the heaviest failures were more the result ol wild and reckless speculations or fraud, than of ordinary reverses in busi ness. Considering all thing", the general solidity of the mercantile community is re markable and gratifying. The general crash which birds of ill omen have been croaking about, as near at band, ever since the war began, bas nut come. If tne general pru dence in regard to commercial credits, which was begun as soan as the war had fairly as sumed its large proportions, is continued ; if extravagant speculations are kept down, if the production of the country continues as great as it has been (and probably it will be much larger) ; and if a moderate but steady reduction of the currency and public debt can be secured, there is no special rea son to expect a commercial revolution in the next five years, or even in a much longer period. Ciinfidcnco in tbe national ability to meet all its cngsgemsnte if only reason- able prudence and economy prevail is urn- versal. Tbat being maintained and moder ation and prudence, instead of extravagance and imprudence, made tbe rule among the people, and all will be well in tbe future. Mr. Woodbkidge of Vermont voted witb I ve. i? i -..j r. a .i u , . .. . J t'0n ac0I1'c- kj tne House, declaring tbat the military forces of the Government ought not to be withdrawn from the rebel States ?i L . ii n r, unin ine two nouses oi ivongress snail bare asc.Ttained and decltred their further r J Hard Cast. The Bennington Banner tells of a girl of 14, of weak intellect, wbo stayed into the woods in Pownal a few days ago and was found starred to death. Her brother, a lid, died In the State prison in W Indoor, the other day. The Case of Jefferson Davis. The President sent to the Senate on tbe 10th a message in response to a call of that body upon him for information in reference to the case of JcO'. Davis, enclosing a com munication from Secretary Stanton, which places upon Chief Justice Chase, the re sponsibility for the delay in bringing Davis to trial. The Secretary's communication is as follows : Wab BEPaaiMEXT. Jan. 1. Sir : I annex Senate resolution passed Dec. -1st, 1SG5, referred to me by you for report.and have tbe honor to state : First. Tint Jefferson Divis w captured by U. S. troops in the State of Georgia, on or about the tenth day of May. lS'Jo, and bj order of this department i s been and now is confined in Fortress Men rce, to abide such action a may be taken by the proper authorities of the V. S. Government. Second. That he bas not been arraigned upon any indictment or formal charge of crime, but bas been indicted for tbe crime of high treason by the Grand Jury of the lMstrict of Columbia, which indictment is now pending in the Su preme Court of said Bistnet. He is also charged with tbe crime of inciting tbe assassin ation of Abraham Lincoln, and with the mur der of Union prisoners of war by starvation and other barbarous and cruel treatment towards tbem. Third, Tbe President deeming it expedient tbat Jefferson Bavis should be first put upon bis trial, befure a competent court of jury, for the crime of treason, be was advised by the law of ficers of the Government that (he most proper place fur such trial was in tbe State of Virginia. That State is within the judicial circuit assigned to the Chief Justice of tbe Supreme Court, who bas held no court there since the apprehension of Ikavis, and who declines, fur an indefinite peri od, to bold any court there. Tbe mailers above stated, are, so far as I am informed, the reasons fur holding Jefferson Bavis in confinement and why he it not brought to trial. Fourth, Besides Jefferson Bavis, tbe following persons, a bo acted as officers of the rebel gov- ment are ienj n"oned. to wit: Clement C. City, at Fortress Monroe, charged with, among other things, with treason, with compheny tbe murder of Mr. Lincoln, and with organisms bands or pirates, robbers and murderers in , ' . ,, , "r . ."v;-"i , Canada, tu b rn cities and ravage commerce i . Mr' ",u?. (reP ) T- 0&reJ :oItt an.1 coasts of loval States, on the British fron tjon declarng that the prevkos otsmtion was tier. D. I. Yulee at Fort ula.ki .charged with l'gnl as a means oi a reasonable debate and treason, while hohliDS a seat in tbe Senate of ! for ,fce snf-press'ca thereof, and a the Imted ."late?, and oloui to otrture forts I "C"1 fur 'h pablw mtstsato ami the and arsenals of the United Sutes. and with in eit'ns war against tbe Government of tbe Unit ed States. R. Matlory is at Foit Lafavetle. ckanred with treason ami with organizing and setting oo foot piratical expeditions agtinst United States commerce ana manse oo toe sign seas, uiner officers of the so called Confederate gosetnmeut who where arrested and imprisoned have been released on parole, to shut the acooa f ! Govtrnmenl in reference to their proeecotioi. n ml trial fr tho alLoo.! rAinM ah tti ann i. t. are G. A. Trtnhoim, See. of the Treasury; John A. Campbell, Asst. Sec. of Mar: James A. Srd- den. See. of War; John H. Resgan.Postmaster General; K. M. f. Hunter, Senator; Abxaodtr II. Steseca. Vtea-Prarideat. and sundry other persons of less note. Enwix M.STajrxo. Sec. of War. Wht Jrri'. Darts is notThub. Attomr General Speed in his opinion, transmitted by tbe President to Coogresi say : " I have ever thought that trials for high treason cannot be bad before a military tribu nal. Tbe civil cool Is have alone jurisdiction of ta it crime The question lien arises, where awl when most the trials thereof be hail In tbttt clause of the Coostitu lien mentioned in the resolution of the Senate it is plainly written tbey matt be held in the State and district wherein the crime shall nave been eonuniitsd. I know man persons of learning and ability entertain the opinion that tbe Commander-in-Chief of the rebel armies should be rewarded as eanatitntiiitiflllT nrnt with all lit iiomrnm who prosecuted hostilities and made raids upon tne nortaern and southern norders ol toe loyal States. This doctrme of oORWroctiee presence carried out to its logical consequences would make all who have been with the rebel armies liable to trial in say State and district into which any portion of those armies had made the slightest incursion. Not being persuaded of the J correct nesi ol that opinion, but regarding the doctrine mentiooeil as ol doubtful constitution ality, I have thought it not proper to advist yon to cause nminal proceedings to te instituted against Jefferson Davis or any inturacct in Slates or districts iu which tbey were not aetu- I ally present during tbe roseculion of hostili ties. Some prominent rebels were petsonally present at tbe invasion of Marylend and Penn silvania, but all or nearly all of them received mditary tarotes upon the surrender of the rebel armies. H hue I think those persons bave no ultimate protection from prosecutions for high treason, 1 thought it would be a violation of their paroles to prosecute those persons for crimes "-efore the political power of the Govern ment bas proclaimed tbat tbe rebellion has beta suppressed. It follows from what I hive said that I am of oninion that Jeffersan Bavis acd others of tbe insurgents ought to be tried tn sorae ooe of tbe States or districts in which tbey in person especially committed the crimes with which they may be charged. Though active hostilities an 1 flagrant war have not for some time existed between ibe United States anil the insurgents, peaceful relations between the Government and the people in the States acd districts in rebel lion haie not jet been fully restored. None of the Justices of the Supreme Court bave bell circuit courts in these States and districts s.nce actual hostilities ceased. When tbe courts are all Of en acd all the laws can be peacefully ad ministered and enforced in those States whose people rebelled against the Government, when thus peace shall hive come ia fict and in law, tbe persons now held tn military custody as prisoners of war, acd who may not have been tried aod convicted of offenses against the laws of war, should be transferred into the custody of the civil authorities ot the proper district, to be tried for such high crimes anl misdemeanors as may bo alleged against them. I thick it is the plain dutr of tbe President to cause criminal prosecutions to be instituted before tbe prorer tribunal acd at all proper times agaiost some of tbose wbo were mainly instrumental in inaugurating acd most conspi cuous in cooducticg the late hostilities. I should regard it as a direful calamity if many wbcm the sworJ bas spared the law should spare also ; but I woukl diem it mere direful calamity still if tbe Executive, in the perform ance of his constitutional duty of bringing those, persons before tbe bir of justice to au.-wer for their ciimes, should violate the plaiu cceantnz of the Constitution, or infringe in tbe least par ticular the living spirit of that instrument. I have the honor to be, most respectfully. (Sliced) JAMES SPEED. Attorney General. ClIITTENDKN Co. TEaCHERs' ASSOCIaTION The next meeting of the Association, which takes place at Jericho Corners on the 2Sth and 27 tb inst.,promiscs to be one of much in terest. We see announced on tbe programme, addresses by Secretary Adams of tbe Board of Education, Rev J. L. May card, Asa San derson, Rev. E. B. Chamberlain, end Rev. C. E. Ferrin ; an essay by II. A. Hobart of Westford, and discussions on various sub jects. Tbe people of Jericho tender ibe hospitality of their town to tbe teachers in attendance. Montreal anb Vzrscom Jrxciiox Rail road. At a meeting of tbe Montreal and Vermont Junction Railroad, beld at Stan bridge on the 10th icst., the following gen tlemen were elected directors : Philip P. Moore, John Gregory Smith, Asa B. Foster, Lawrence Braiccrd, Joseph Clark. Jos D. Hatch, Franeis G. DesRiviercs. Directors meeting adjourned tillJJan. 25. THinTY XINTH CONGRESS. HOST SE53I0.V. W.isnixaros, Jan. 1U, Sexatb. A bill was introduoed to fix the military pease establishment of tbe army. It provides tbat the array sail! hereafter consist of seven regiments or artillery, ten regiments of cavalry at sixty regiments inftntry. In au dition to the five regiments of artillery cow or enniied there shall be two new ones, one to be composed of colored and one o white persons, officered by selections from tbe volunteer service. Two new regiments of cavalry are to be of white and two o: eoloreil persons. In the infantry there shall De eight regiments composed of men from the Veteran Beserve Corps and officered by officers of tbat com-'. There shall be one Lieutenant General, lire Major Generals and ten Brigaifiers. Tbe bill wis referred to the Committee. A resolution was passed to print f-000 copies of Gen. Grant's report. The bill to regulate the elective franchise in tbe District f Columbia was taken up, tead and remitted to tbe District Committee. A resolution was cSerol by Mr. Howe deelar iog that tbe States htely in rebellion bad for feited their rghts as States, and it was for Con gress to say when those rights sbouVI be restor ed. Mr. Howe supported his resolution, affirm ing mat ny the act or secession and reneinoo tbe Southern States had destroyed their func tions sf civil gavernsaent. A memorial of tbe American Free Trade League, praying for the removal of a protective tariff, was presented and referred to the Finance Committee. Tbe House bill, authorizing the appointment of Assistant Assessors of the Internal Keren ue by tbe Secretary of the Treasurr. instead cf as now by tbe Astessois, was reported from the Finance Committee, but was not aettel on. Mr. Johnson obtained the floor, when the Senate went into Exeentive ses-ion anil soon after adjourned. Hocse. Mr. Wilson of Iowa made a speech in favor tf negro suffrage in the District of Cdonibia. The Committee on Ways and .Mesas was in structed to consider the expediency of dispens ing with income Uses, or assessing only on income- of over twelve hundred dollars, and of reducing tbe present per centage. The Committee on Freedmen. Afbirs was instructed to inquire into tbe truth ot the aUeg- j ' njuticc of South Carolina planters toward rights of tbe minority require that no law ia volt ing questions of principle and policy ou;ht to pass nithoat a ieasenable opportunitj fur debate, Jan. II. Sr.v itc A hill aathorizhir the Peeretar.T of I the Treasury to appoint .assistant Assessors was taken up and passed. i Hont v t Kmt ..ed from s. fcr War tg tht euos. wet- j ppumted iB iuarfaml Ma viand to make irr... n.iiUi for flaw amstertu into tnc taury : service, but the order was aspeaded by the di rection of the President a to the other slave I Stales, as the money was required for carrying j on the war. I A bill extending the suffrage to negroes in the inst net or l olumbia was reported, Hon. Mr. Rogers, of -N" J-, spoke for two hours, insistiog Ihst this is exclusively a white msn's Government. Resolutions were adopted instructing the Ter ritorial Committee to inquire into the expedien cy ef annulling the act organising the Territory vf Utah, and distributing the bad of the Mor mon Coramonacalih aawns; the adjacent Terri tories. TbiSt. AlB-i.ns BaMC An unfounded , rnmor that the St. Allows Bank had been involved witb the Missisquoi Bank, occa sioned a run on the Bank on Monday and Tuesday. The Bank was equal to tbe enser- gency and redeemed in greenback? and eur- , rent funds, as fast as its bills were presented. ' keep iuc open on Tuesday after business hour, to accommodate the numerous com ers from tbe country round. Wednesday, , the excitement began to subside, and af doubtless over now. The Messenger says, ' There never was a mors unfounded rumor , nor a more absurd panic, the financial eon- , dition of tbe Bank being as sound as at any former period of its existence. Its stock has been sold, within ten days, at par ; its Ca- , pital Stork is unimpaired, and it is just a ' good " as any Bank in New England." The Missistjroi Bjink. A St. AiNil cor espondent ot the Boston Journmi states tbat Ilubbell's defalcation is 65,UU0, M shown by tbe books of the Bank : tbat the erabez Jc meets have been mostly in small sumsat a time ; tbat IlubbeU probably carried away with him about 25,000, and that the larg est tingle abstraction was in United States bonds, ordered in tbe name of tbe bank a short time before he left, but never account ed for ly him. He adds, " Young Hub beil's manner of life has in no respect been such as to awaken sospieicua of anything wrong. He ha? never been dissolute. Hi only peculiarity has been bis excessive and sometimes singular provision of comforts for family and personal nee." Mr. IIcbmll's Case. The St. Albans Transcript gives tbe following rather cur ious explanation of Mr. 1 1 abbel's defalcation wbicb, it seems, was only a result of the war. Mr. Hubbetl commenced his earner as a cash ier in connection wi'h this hank, in tbe year lSol. During much of the time since, ami especially since the breaking out of the war, be bis been engaged iu speculation. Like thou sands of our young men be has been stimulated to eater tbe arena of gold snecutatioo. At times, it hat been suceesifuh Incited by a desfre for a rapid accumulation of properly, he bas invested far beyond bis ability lo pay in case of a final disa-ter. In doing this he has len led to make false entries of the amount of he actual circulation of the bask, it being much larger tban the books of the bank have iudicated. The excess has been use I by him in the confident expectation that he would realizs large profits and n store tbe funds of tbe bank. Wbeu this was done, be might bave ba l no idea of robbing the back, but only to avert the sus picions of the Directors. In these operations be bas been unsuccessful. Disaster after disaster .ollows in its train. He goes to New Yolk, tbe base" of all these operations, and theie finds be cancet redeem the sums be bas thus taken. He realizes what he ctn from the amount he bas invested and "in the agony of despair" be leaves for parts unknown, desert ing the compacicn of his bosom, his youag child and all his numerous relatiocs. It is another of the results of the war. Thts is the ooly reasonable interpretation of the whole affair. We cannot, with sods of our cotemporaries, join in imputing to him any vil er motives. lie was cot a mic who was avar icious, col even placed as high an estimate on money as be ought. This lei him into extrava gances acd preclides the iJea that he has absconded with the funds of the bank for the sake of the money. It cancel be possible tbit he would have taken such a step which would bring financial disaster to his father and uncle, and perhaps many of his next of kin, without being impelled by "a train of circumstances" which left bim no alternative but to make his escape. A package containing 3,600 in Mississ- quoi Bank bills, apparently cevcrnsed, was found in Mr. Ilubbell's private chamber Wednesday. Tbis will diminish tbe loss of the back to tbat amount. Tbo Messenger announces tbat tbe personal effects of Ho- J zner U. UubDcll win De sold at auction, com- raenciog on tbe 20th ictt. They consist ol i blood snoop, bones acd carriages, clothing, I n piano, boaschold furniiare of every des cription, and a choice lot of wines, bran dies, and malt liquors ;" and also four gold watches, and chains. Bills on the Missisd quoi limk will lie taken at par at the sale. Ba.NK Matters. The St. Albans Bank re deemed over 30,000 of its circulation, mostly in small seims, during three days of the run on it. All i quiet now, and the bank stronger than ever in rmMicconfiidccco The rnmor that Mr. Henry Howes, the first cnabier of tbe Missiwttiei Bank.was implica ted in some of tbe recently disoovered defal cations, is now a utboritatively denied. Mr. Howes', who is in tbe Sixth Auditor's office, Washington, bas been to Sheldon, and bas discovered and explained the errors which caused sneh a report. Savings Banc At tboannti al meeting of the SloekboJders of tbe Bur lington Savings Bank, held on the 9th inst. the following officers were elected for the year ensuing : Prtident, Moses Morse Viet President, W. It. Vilas Secretary, Chas. F. Ward 7 rujfsei, Henry Loomis, Wm. G. Shaw, C. Ward. W. L. Strong. F. M. Van Sicklen, A. Prouty, A. C. Spear. Maso.MC The M. E. ("rand Commandcry of Knights Templars of the State ef Ver mont, convened at the Hall of Centre Lodge in Rutland on Tuesday Jan. 9, K. E. George M. Hall, of SnaBton, presiding. The fol loing officers were chosen for the ensuing year R E. Oecrje M. Hall, Swantsn, Grand Coa nvtnder. V. E. Lewis Ebuboo", Ilarilaad Four Cir ner. Deputy Omul Commaml-r. F. Samuel Brook;, MaMhbury. Grand Gen eralissimo. E-. Russell S. Taft. Itathagton, GranJ Cap tain General, m i , net. iBAuuens Grand Prelate. tewart, Burlington, E-, M. K. Paine. Windsor, warden. Grand Senior E-. Wm. K. Taft, Wn&un, Grand Junior Warden. II, Samuel S. Treasurer. Brawn, BnrHngtsn, Grand E.John B. HsUenbeek, Recorder. BurHngUn, Grand E.. David A. Murray. WiMiston, Grand Stan da rd Beartr. 8 . S. K. Stoeker, Windsor, Grand Standard Bearer. E.. Wm. Brmsunsl, Burfingtoo, Grand Warden. K., Ira OiSbrd, Xen Haven, Grand Captain of the Guard. Uzal Pchsob, Burba,ton, Grand Csmmis sary. Emery Town, Stowe, Grand Sentinel. Tbe annual eoaetave of tbe Grand Com msadtry will be bell hereafter on the second Tuesday in June. Tbe next Coaraaadery will be held at Bar fiagtoD. Masosic. The following are the officers elect of tbe Grand Lodge ol Vermont for the ensuing Masonic year : M W Leveret t B Englesby, Burfingtsn.Gra&d Master. R W George M HsU, Swantsn, Deputy Grand .Master. R W Ransiare U" Clarke, Brattlebors. Grand Senior Warden. R W Beaj. II Dewey, Waterbury, Grand Junior Warden. R W Wm G Shaw, Darlington, Grand Treas urer. R W Henry Chtk, IVultoev, Grand Seereta 1- S Samuel Brooks, Midillebury. Grand Senior DeaeoB. W II Henry Powers, MarrisvHIe, Grand Junior Peaesa. GaaMlitt Washburn. Moatpeb'er, Grand Lec turer. J K Blgerton. Norwich, Assistant Grand Lecturer, Rev. Israel Lace, Spring Send, Grand Chip lain. Bsv. Edwin W nee-lock . Cambridge, Assistant Grand Chaptaia Pitt W Hyde. Hydeville, Grand MarshaL Geo I, Iteming, Snvreham. Grand Sword Bearer. Ira Gifford, New Haven. Grand Pursuvant. Wm Brinsosaid, Durliogton; and Albert Dewey, Moatpeher, Grand Stewards. b'zal Piersoo, Uurlington, Grand Tyler. An appropriation was made for the erection of a BMaument at the grave of the late Hoc. Horatio Need bam, of Bristol. The next session of the Grand Lodge will be held at Montpelier on the second WedaesJay of Jaanarr, 1S67. ! llrllgitiiio Intelligence. i VISISTERS ANU tllfRCnt!. ICau. Accxftkd. Rev. J. Tuckor, of North Bennington, Vt., bas been called to j the Newton Comer Btptist Church, and has I assumed the duties of bis new position. Rev. E. B. Bradford, recently from New i Hampshire, was installed pastor ot the Con gregational Chureb in Randolph, on the 3d inst. Mr. George S. Gteason, an Andovcr stu dent, bas received a call to settle over tfcs Congregational church in Bristol, Vt. Rcr. James Laird, of Jcwctt City, Ct., bas received a unanimous call to become pastor of tbe church at Guildhall, in this state. A donation visit for tbo benefit or Rev. W. S. Apsey in Bennington last week, re suited in a contribution ef over $500 in money. There are upwards of seventy churches in Washington, yu : fifteen Methodist, nine Episcopalian nine Presbyterian, five Bap tist, three Lutheran, twenty colored, and say a dczen of other ' persuasions." Ktuutovs Interest. The Congregation alizt of thi-t week fays : ' We are glad to notice, in our exchanges, reports of revival in various localities. Present appeaianees certainly look hopeful for an early and cx-tcn-ive awakening. This week is observed, in numerous churches, as a 'week of prayer,' and the services will dotibtlr-s le produc tive of great good." IitrriziD. At the Btptist cburh in Rut land last Sunday morning, Rev. Leland Howard baptized eight candidates, mostly young pcisor.s acd members of the Sabbath school. Nino new members were received into the church. A Goon Salakt. Mr. Geo. C. Moitcn, a young man from Essex, who lately graduated at the Business College, writes to his friends that he is at work on a salsrr of ST800, in Yieks burgh, Miss. He says be finds many old book, keepers there who are willing to learn from him, acd he cordially commends the coarse of instruction he pursued while here at schooL ; He says be bis visited several other colleges and is of tbe cpinion tbat the course pursued 4t rjarlington is tbe meat thorough and practi- ci 0I aBy taught. Mr. Morton is a returned soldier, having served over two years in the add.