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BURLINGTON, VT FEIDAY MORNING, JAN. 2G I8GG. NUMBER THIRTY ONE poetry (From the N". V. Evangsllit. One l Ckrit's Little Ones. t umt.. r. rniBT. It m just at dusk of ma Autumn day, Tbt ooe of (Thrift's little eras threaded her way Thro' the crowded streets of tbe city's din. The clothes about her were ragged and thin; Tbe little face pepped fiom the hood so torn. And like the old clothes, it tru weary sad worn. Thousands and thousands parsed tbe war That the little one took. " going home " that day. Tbe minister, dressed in hi good warm clothes. Passed her rieht bv! IW little he knows, When he prays for white robes his people to clad. That one of Christ's lamba wanders Baked and sad, Hundred of children be baptism riven To the Good Shepherd who waithth in heaven, Monday aehool teachers, woo ones reneariou, "Suffer the children" that dear little terse All passed on their way. Not ooeof them knew That she waa ont of Christ's little ones too. Not long ere tbe little girl pasted from fight Into an ailer, where even tbe hwbt Was ashamed to be (band, and jut cave one iP In the earliest dawn when the rich were asleep. inert up s rode stair case tbe tared net t And she tbrtw herself down on an old straw bed. Down the pale cheeks t 11 the tears, one by one, And she said to herself, w bat bare I done That I am a beggar with clothes all torn. My feet co ouM.so erj, so worn. Tramping tbe streets fri.ni morning till niebt For a lew little pennies to bay me a bite ?" But the childish grief wa soon forgot; For that sad htlr one, tho she knew it not. With tbe tears on her ives. had fallen asleep. And angcln were watching Christ's foundling to keep. Yes, angel- had come up those old back stiirs, Ana over Ihrist s little one watched unawares. Sweet is the sleep of the children I ween. In their warm little cribs, their facer juit seen. As they nestle above the clothe! tucked so tight. With the kiss on tbe cheek, of tbe mother's "good night," Bat prettier far looked that dear little bead. When angels pillowed tbe old straw bed. The morning gray through tbe dingy glass Stole its faint rays tlx night bad patted, The beggar girl woke, "O mother dear. lo yon know," the aaiJ"somebodya been hTe: 1 wo smiling ones, they were dressed in while. And around their heads they wore wreaths of light. "They came in this room, and they didn't oem hurt. When their dresses swept thro' the sand and dirt; And they passed not by , like tbe ladies in town. Holding tneir clothes lest they d touch my gown. Ana, mower, tney oaae me not org to-day, Tbey are coming to-night to take me away. "They live in a place where the streets are of gold. Where the children's feet never ache with the cold. And they have to cross a river so wide, For the city a bnilt on tbe other side. On tbeir wings they'll carry me all tbe way, So I'll not be tired, you know, to-day. "They told me we'd pass through a pearly gate. lint i thought tbat outside tbey would bid wait For, mother, my clothes are all Uttered and thin. And I could not think tbey would let ate is Bat the shining ones said that a dress of white Would be waiting for me when I came to-night" Tbe little one waited, but not in vain. 1-or irae to tneir promise, tbe angel Through the dark alky they softly stept, While weary workers all sound); slept. And they took from the haunt of want and sin. Use of Christ s little or.es, home to Hun. MoiEoc, Mich. iifiiscellnisy. MY PLAIN LOVEK. I was a coquette. Many a lover's heart I bad lacerated by refusing bis offer of mar riage after lhad lured hiiu to declaration. My last victim's name was James Frazer. He was a tall, awkward, homely, ungainly man, bnt bis heart was true as steel. 1 respected him highly, and felt pained when 1 witnessed bis anguish at my rejection of him. liut the fact was, I had myself fallen in love with Capt. Elliot, who liad been un remitting in bis devotion to me. Mr. James Frazer warned me against Elliot, but 1 charged him with jealousy, and took bis warning as an insult. A few days aitetwards Elliot and I were engaged, and my dream of romantic love seemed to be in a lair way of realization. 1 bad a week of happiness. Many have not so much in a lifetime. Many awako from the bright, short dream to find themselves in life-long darkness, and bondage from which there is no escape. Thank God, I was not as miserable as they .' My mother was a widow in good circum stances, but having viry bad health. She was also oi an easy, listless, credulous na ture bating trouble, and willing to take things just as they liappcned to present themselves. She therefore wade no inquir ies about Capt. Elliot but londly believed that, inasmuch as be was a captain, be must necessarily be a man of honor also, especial ly as he had served in-thc Crimea and in In dia, and won medals. His regiment was quartered in our neighborh od, and be bad the reputation ol being one of the wealth iest, as lie was certainly the handsomest, offier in it. I remember well tbe day we became engaged. He was on duty, but bad managed to ride over to our house in hisun ilorm, and wbile we were walking in t e garden he made the tender avowal. 1 refer red lain to ' utamina ;" be hastened to her returned in thite minutes, and led mc in to her presence to receive the assurance tbat the maternal cousent had been readily and freely given. My dear mother baled trouble and she moreover loved me tenderly ; so tbat the was well pleased to find a husband pre senting himself in a form and manner ap parently so eligible for her beloved and only daughter. Well, a week passed qnite delightfully, as I have said ; and at tbe expiration of this (here might have been seen a gay equestrian party winding through our old Devonshire woods and quiet country roads. Elliot and I led tho cavalcade. I rode my own beauti ful brown Be?. Captain Elliot was mount ed on a handsome black borse that had been sent him from Ijndon Following us was a merry bevy of girls and their cavaliers ; and among them was tall, awkward and silent James Frazer. His pretence had mar red all the pleasure of my ride, and I was glad to be in advance of them all that I might not sec him. Aiid so wc rode on through tho woods, and 1 listened, well pleased, to the low but animated words of the gallant Elliot, who wished himself a knight and me a faire ladycof the olden time, that he might go forth to do battle and compel all men to re cognize the claims of his peerless love. Very eloquently be spoke of the inspirations of love, of the brave deeds and perilous exploits it bad prompted, wishing again and again tbat be might proclaim and maintain bis love before the world, h pleased mc to lis ten to this and to believe it sincere, though 1 surely bad no wish to put ray lover to e,ucb a test. A. shot suddenly rang through the woods and a wounded bird, darting past, fluttered and fell at the feet ol brown Bess. With a bound and a spring that nearly un seated inc. she was ufl. Struggling to regain my seat, I had no power to check bcr, and even as she flew, the fear and madness of the moment grew upon her. I could only cling breathlessly to inane and bridle, and wonder helplessly where this mad gallop was to end. She swerved from a ratting wagon, and turned into a path that led to the river. In tbe sudden movement the reins bad been torn from my bands and I could not renin tbem. 1 tlun? to the mane and closed my eves, that I might not behold the fate tbat await- I lie. How sweet was life in those pre: cious moments that I thought my list ' How all itd joys, its aflcciions, its last crowning love rose up before mo ! I tnought of the pong that would rend Elliot's heart as he saw m: lying, mangled and dead ; and tbcj the thought would come if lie were pursuing and trying to save inc. even, as he bad iflid. at the risk of life and liinb. I re- nicmberd no more. 1 felt a sudden shock, a fearful rushing through the air, and knew no more until, days afterward, 1 woke to a faint, weak semblance of life in my chamber at Home. 1 never saw Captain Elliot again. The hit words 1 ever beard from bis lips were those of knightly-daring. The last action of his life in connection with mine, was to fol low in the train of fri'htcnrd youths who rode after me to contemplate the disaster from afar, and as soon as he saw mc lilted from the shallow bed of the river, into which I had been thrown when my frijht ened horse stopped suddenly on it bank, to ride hastily off. That tuning be sent to make inquiries, and learning that 1 was I severely, hut it was hoped not fatally injur ed, lie thenceforth contented himself with such tidings of my condition and improve ment as could be gained from mere rumor. At last it was known that I would never recover entirely from the effects of my injury and tbat very day Captain Elliot suddenly departed from the neighborhood. He made no attempt to sec mc, nur sent mc any fare well. When I was once more abroad, and beginning to learn tbe ksson of patience and resignation tbat awaiud me, I received a letter Iroin Mm, in which lie merely said that lie rveeuiacd my own judgment had taught me, that in my altered circsm- must come to an end ; but to satisfy his own tense ot honor l - l It , ...... . .t . L , iois uoour : i ne wrote to say insi, wnue entertaining the highest respect for me, he desired a furiual rcnunuatioiijof tbe claim. "t riting on the bottom of the letter, "Let it boas you wish," I returned it to him at once, and thus ended my brief dream of romance. 1 bud beard ero this of Elliot's cowardly con duct on tliat day ; but now 1 first bethought me to inquire who had rescued me from that imminent death. And then 1 learned tbat Jaiius Frazer, his arm already broken by the jerk with which brown Iless tore awav from liim as he caught at her bridle, bad ridden after me, and bad been tbe first to lilt me from the water. Many times daily be made inquiries concerning uic ; bis had been the band that bad sent the rare flowers tbat had decked my room ; his wire the lips that breathed words of coaitort and hope to my poor mother : bis were tbe books tbat 1 read during the days of couvaioecctice ; and hi-, now. tbe arm tbat siiunorted me. as slowly and painfully I raced the garden waiKs. 1 have been bis wife for ruanv a year. have forgotten tbat be is not bandsoara or rather be is beautiful to mc, because 1 ace bis "rand and lovinir spirit (.'lining through his plain features and animating bis awk ward beure. l nave tone: since laid aside. ae utterly untenable ,my theory tbat beautiful sninu dwell only in luvelv bodies. It miT be a providential compensation that, in denv in- physical perfection, the soul rs not dwarf ed or marred by t'tty vanity or love of tbe world s praise. Jm Sulky's Jcnri.se Face. Well, this ycr Smiley bad rat-terrier and chicken cocks, and tom-cats, and all then kind of things, till you couldn t rest, and vou eoldn't fetch nothing for him to bet on but bcd match you. lie ketcbed a frog one day and took bun borne and said be cal lated to educate him ; and so be never done notli- ine for three months bat set in bis back yard and learn tbat frog to jump. And yon bet you be did learn him, too He'd give him a little hunch behind, and the nest minute you'd see tbat frog whirling in the air like a doughnut see him turn one summerset, or maybe a couple, it be got a good start, and come down flat footed and all right, like a cat. He got him up so in tbe matter of ketching flics, and kept him in practice so constant, tbat he'd nail a fly every time as far as he could sec him. Smiley said all a iros wanted was education, and be could do most anything and I believed him. Wby, 1 vc seen uim set 1'an l ouster down here on this floor Dan'l Webster was tbe name of the frog and smg out, "Flies, Dan'1. flits," and quicker 'n you could wink, be'd spring straight up, and snake a fly off the counter there, ami uop down on tue noor again as solid as a gob of "mud, and fall to scratching the side of bis bead with his hind foot as indifferent as if he hadn't no idea he'd dono uny mor'n any frog might do. You never sec a frog so modest and straightfor ward as be was. And when it oomc to tair-and-squarc jumping on a dead level, he could get over more ground than any ani mal of bis breed you ever sec. Jumping on a dead level was bis strong suit, you under stand, and when it came to tbat, Smiley would ante-up money on him as long as he bad a Ted. Smiley was monstrous proud of his froc, and well he might be, for fellers that bad traveled and lien cverywherc3 said he laid over any frog that ever they see. Y ell. smiley kept tho beast in a little lattice box. and he used to fetch bim down town sometimes and lay for a bet. One day a feller a stranger in the camp, ho was come across bim with his box, and says : Y hat might it dc that yoa vo got in the box?'' And Smiley says, sorter indifferent like, It misht be a parrot, or it might bo a can ary, may be, but it ain't it's only just a frog." And tbe feller took it, looked at it care ful, and turned it round this wny and that, and says, "H'm so 'tL. Well, what's he good for?" "Well." Smilev save, easy and careless, He's good enough fur one thing I should judge be can out-jump any frog in Calav eras county. And the feller studied a minute, and then says, kinder sad, like, "Well I'm ODiy a stranger here, and I ain't got no frog but if bad a frog I'd bet you." And then Smiley says, " That's all right that's all right ir you'll bold my box a minute I'll go and get you a frog ;" and ea the feller took the bin. nnd pat up his forty dollars along with Smiley 's and set down to wait Sj he set there a good while thinking and thinking to hissclf, and then lie got the frog out and pried bis mouth open and took a teaspoon and filled him full of quail shot filled bim pretty near up to bis chin went out to the swamp and slopped around in the mud for a long time, and finally he ketohed a frog and fetched him in and give him to this feller and says : " Now, you're ready, set bim alongside of Dan'l, with his fore paws just even with Dan'l's, and I'll g:vc the word." Then he says, "one two three jump!" nnd him and the idler touched up the frogs from be hind, and the new frog bopped off lively .but Dan'l gave a heave, and bjsted up bis shoulders so like a Frenchman, but it was no use be couldn't budge ; be was planted as solid as an anvil, and be couldn't no more stir than if be was anchored out. Smiley was a good deal eurprisej, and be was disgusted too, but he didn't hayc no idea what the matter was of course. Hie Itllcr took the money and started away, and when he was going out at the door, he sorter jerked his thumb over his shoulder this way at Din'l, and saje again, very deliberate, Well I don't see no points about that frog that's any bct ter'n any other frog." Smiley, be stood scratching his head and looking at Dan'l a long time, and at last bo says, " I do wondir what in the nation that frog throwtd off for I wonder if there ain't something the matter with bim, he 'pears to look mighty boggy, somehow " and he ketcbed Dan'l by the nap of tbe neck and lifted bim up and says, " Why, blame my cats if he don't weigh five pounds!" and turned bim upside down, ana lie Dclch- ed out about a double handful of shot. And then be sec how it was, and be was tbe maddest man be set tiie frag doo and, tbat feller, but he never lic Jfm fjress CEO. V 4- G. G. HK.S EDICT, editors lxo rcoraiEtocs. FRIDAY MOBKIKG JAN. 26. 1SCC. Uulicrs.U Sulfragc In the District of Columbin The passage by tho House of the bill granting suffrage without distinction of color in tbe District of Columbia, has surprised tho country, which was cxpectin only the extension of a qualified suflragc. This noteworthy victory was heralded and prepared by a speech from ex Gov. lloutwcll of Massachusetts, opposing the amendments proposed by Judge Hale of New York, rc- strictin? tbe right of suffrage to those who paid taxes, could read or who had fought in the army, and urging the immediate pas sage of the bill, pure and simple with great earnestness and force. The voting followed. A motion to po-tpon w s lost. Mr. Hale's motion to recommit fur amendment in the respects mentioned was next lost, 53 to 117. A number of Democrats voted on this with the majority, desiring to force the Republi cans to a direct vote. Several Republican?, among whom were Messrs. ISinks. Kasson, Hale Woodbridge o( Vermont, Gov, Ray mond, and others voted ti recommit the bill. All these however voted for tbe bill, on the main question, as did all the Republi cans, except KuyVtBdallof Illinois ; Hill, Sullwcll and Farquhar of Kentucky ; Nee! I, Van Horn, Itenjatnin and Anderson of Mis souri : Henderson ot ureeon ; iinbbard and tatham of West Virginia. Upon the an nouneemcnt of tbe result tbe floor and th galleries broke out into moat heirty ap plause. TV bill will doubtless paw the Senate, and ne believe it will be signed by the i "re sident. The Sulfnise Question. We copy in another cohtmn, at some length, the main points of the sprrrh of Gov. llontw ell on tbe su finer qnestie n. Wc own the force of it considerations ; but must al so own ourselves not fully convinced on all its points. The right of suffrage is nowhere wholly unrestricted. Here in Vermont, where it is the freest, it is permitted only to persons over 21, to men, and to men " of quiet and peaceable behavior." We cannot see why. take tbe country through, a farther restriction requiring every voter to be able to read the Constitution of his State, or of the Iamd, would not be well. Tbe act as passed by the House is well; for it removes all restrictions of color within the region under tbe immediate and special eare of Congress. Tf Con gress shall hereafter pass an act, applicable to all color .rcntricting tbe right in tbe Dis trict, in tbe respect named, we think the country will not greatly quarrel with tbe arrangement. Senator Foot on Inte Stati Lvmcocasi. In tbe Senate, on tbe 15tb, tbe bill to facilitate commercial, postal and military intercommunication between the States, be ing up in committee of tbe whole, Mr. Foot of Vermont, advocated the bill in a clear and forcible speech. The act is a simple one, conferring on every Railroad tbe right to carry passengers, troops and government supplies from one State to another ; and is meant to hit the case of Xew Jersey, which has given to one company, the Camden & Amboy, the exclusive right to take passen gers across its territory from New York to Philadelphia. Mr. Foot argued jtbat tbe right of Congress was clear, to overrule such restrictions upon commercial intercourse be tween the Slates, under the provision of tbe Constitution giving to Congress the power to regulate commerce between tbe States, lie quoted in support of his position from the decision of Chief Justice Marshall, and the argument of Daniel Webster, in the famous case of Gibbons vs. Ogd-n, which forty years ago grew out of an act of tl.o Legislature of New York granting to Liv ingston and Fulton the exclusive privilege of navigating by steam vesstels the waters within the State maintaining that tbe right of Congress was as clear to regiilato com merce by railroad as by steamboats. He de clared further, that n State eould no more inhibit the use of all but one of several roads over its territory to tbe citizens of other States than it may prohibit altogether and absolutely the use of any and of all itj public roads fer travel and trade, especially so, if the general interests of commerce arc at all impeded or impaired by such limita tion, and in fin, he pronounced the pabsage of tke bill to be demanded by "high consid erations of public interest, and no less of public faith." No definite action was taken ou the bill by the Senate, and what arc the prospects of its pas-age wedo not know. We are only sure that anything which shell work con fusion to Railroad moiiojiolie?, in New Jersey or clscwhero.will lie gladly welcomed by the country at large. It is stated that the Tammany Hall Dem ocrats intended to make their recent pow wow on the Sth inst., the occasion when President Johnson should commit himself to the fortunes of the Democratic party. Tbey sent a sptp ial invitation to the Presi dent to be present, but getting no ttsponse they dispatched a messenger to Washington, who besieged the President lor two days lor a letter, but all in vain. The President was too old a bird to be caught with sach chaff. It is further stated that the committee got letters from Generals Grant and Sherman and one from Secretary &ward, which they did not read at their banquet and which they very carefully kept out of the hands of the reporters. Fire is Suelcckse. The finegrcen-housc owned by Ezra and F.J. Mccch, in Shelburnc, the finest conservatory in the State, and filled with rare and valuable plants, was burned to the jjroum en, tho 1,5th. Loss $4 pPQ ; no insurance. took out alter ketcbed htm. The Negro Suffrage Question. yrEicn or me. eoctwill or jiass. The suffra-e Uill.as introduced and finally passed in the House, limply extended the right of suffrage in the District of Columbia, by striking from all laws and ordinances in foicc therein the word "white." Mr. Hale, of N. 1.. had moved as an amendment to the motion that the bill be recommitted for amendment, so as to ex tend the suffrago in tbe District to all per sons coming within cither of the following classes, irrespective of color, but subject to existing provisions and qualifications, to wit: Firtt Those who can reid the constitution of the United States. Second Those who are assessed for and pay taxes on real or personal property within the Pittrict. Third Those who have served in and lctn honorably dis charged from the military cr naval service of T.L"..:.....-.'it me united states; and to restrict such ltgnt oi suffrage to the classes named, and to include proper provisions excluding mm the right of raze those who have borne arms arainst the United Statrs during the late rebellion, or given aid and oomlort to easa relU:on. On the question Ex-Gor. BoutwcII spoke as follows : -'J " cri.Ai.tu i sui tpiwu w XI- c . . . t , . the restrictions moved by the centlcmin from New York, (Mr. Hale,) became I see in tbem no advantage to anvbodr, and I apprehend from their adoption much evil to the country. It snould be borne in mind that when we emanci pated the black people wc cot only relieved our selves from the iLstitution of slavery; we not only eonrerred upon them freedom, but wo did more : we recognized their manhood, which, by the old constitution and the general policy and usage of tie country, bid ben, from the organ ization of the covernment until tbe emancipa tion proclamation, denied to all of the enslaved colored people. 1 am not per.-onallr rt sponsible for tbe pre sence of this bill at the present time, Lut I am responsible lor the observation that there never his been a day during a sssicn o! Congress since tbe hmaDCination Proclamation ave. ince the nezroes of tbe District were emanit-at ed when it s not the duty of tbe Govern ment (which, by the Constitution, is entrusted ith exclusive junsliction in this District) to confer upon the men cf this District, without distinction of race or color, tb rights and privil eges of men, and, therefore, thvre can be noth ing; premature iu this measure. 1 cannot see how any one who supports the Proclamation of emancipation which is a recognition of tbe manhood of tbe whole colored people of this country can hesitate as to hi; duty. And.firat e are bound to treat the colored people in this District in regard to tbe matter of votinc pre cisely as we treat while people; if the Uttkn here tc-diy were whether any qualification should be imposed upon white voters in this District, if they alone weir concerned, Ibis House would say no. Aye, not ten men uptn this floor would consider whether any qualifica tions should be imposed or not. What are the qualifications suggested ? They are three first, and most attractive, service iu the army and navy of the United States. I shall have occasion to say, if I diseu's, as I hope to do, the nature and origin of the right of voting, tbat there it not the least possible connection between service iu tbe army and navy of tbe United Stales and tbe exercise of the elective franchise. None whatever. There black men may have pcrforanl service, and I am for dt-tling justly with tbem bceaase they have performed service. But I am moie anxious to deal jastiy by tnem because tbey are men. And when it is remembered tbat for months. and almost far years, after the opening of the reoniioo, we rersseii 10 accept tbe evrvwin of eolcred persona in the armies of tbe country, it is with an ill grace tbat we now decline to allow tbe vole of any man because be has not performed tbat service. Tbe second is the properly qualification. I bote it is not necessary m this day and at this boor of the Republic to argue, ant where, tbat a property qualification is not unly unjust in it self, but that it is odious to the people ot this country to a degree which cannot be expressed. i.Tervwnere, i believe, lor but a century, it has been repudiated by tbe people. Does anybody contemplate such a qualification in the exercise of the elective franchise in the case of Mack people or white? And. next, reft line and writing, or reiJinc. as a qualification, is demanded, and an appeal i made to the example of Massachusetts. Hut it is a uinerent proposition in alarsachusetta as a practical measure. When, ten years azo, this qualification was imposed upon tbe people of .Aiassacnnsetts, it exclujed no person who waa tben a voter. For two centuries we have had in Massachusetts a system of public instruction. open to the children of the whole people, with out money and without price; therefore all the people there have bad oppot tunnies for educa tion. Now, wby should the example of such a State be quoted to justify refusing education to men who have been denied the privilege of ed ucation, and whom it has been a crime to teach ? Is there no difference: I suppose it will happen, even if youpasg this reading amendment, that between any two an nual elections any negro twenty oneysarsorage in this city, or who may come bar, may acquire the ability to read. The requirement will not exclude many men. My objection is not that in this District it will exclude a great number from the exercise of the elective franchise, but I object to it as a matter of principle. The right to vote is a higher and better right than can be derived from the simple fact that a man can read. The doctrine that the right of vot ing is a conventional right is not sustained by reason or history ? History shows only this that the limiuti-cs upon the exercise of the right of voting ate the results of conventions. The natural right is the right of the family to speak on all matters which concern the welfare of the family as one family, in tbe great society j and family of man. This demonstrates, I think, that the negro has everywhere the tame right to TOt as the white can ) and I maintain still further that, when you proceed one step from this line, you admit tbat your government is a failure. What is the essential quality of mon archical and aristocratical government T Simply tbat by conventional rule by arrangements of conventions some persons have been deprived of the right of voting. We have attempted to set up and maintain a government upon the doctrine of tbe equality ot man 'he universal right of all men to participate in tbe govern ment. In accordance with that theory we mutt accept the ballet upon the principle of equality. If the negroes of the South four millions strong had been endowed with the elective franchise, and had united with the white people of that region in the wctk of rebellion, your armies would have been powerless to subdue that rebellion, and you would to-day have sec: your territory limited by the Potomac and the Ohio. And if ia the North suffrage had been limited, as it is in Great Ilritain, you could not have commanded two million six hundred thous and volunteers for tho defense of the republic. The unity of sentiment in the loyal Slates waa due to the fact that every man felt that the gov ernment was bis own. I declare, after the greatest deliberation, and tbe calmest reflection, and I say it with sorrow, looking upon the country rent by opposite opin ions on this question, tbat without such a meas ure as I suggest for the Southern States, this government cannot outlast those who arc now ' tuft of grass, and near by a hand was seen pro in tbe vigor of manhood. It will fail and fall I trading upward, which evidently belonged to by the fact that, without this all-essential guar anty, wc pat into tbe hands of our enemies in the South tco weapons the blows of which we shall be powerless to parry. On ia the assump tion by tbipoversment of a vast and overwhelm ing weight of indebtedness, to ce louoweu uy foreign war. ' Suppose the powers of this C0T- emment were entrusted to the hands cf the late "T out oi ine grave, me loose uiri slaveholders does any man believe that they arc ' flll'ng back into the hollow bole. Soon after, restored to their right mind T that they will the man began to st-r and maniftst signs of life, give an aident support to tha government I All 1 10 the u,,c.r "tomshment and horror of the re the testimony is that they are as alien and hoa- ' surrectionuts. tile to this government as ever. They are mar- 1 The man was taken by his rescuers to their shalling to-day in rirgin'ia.ia South Carolina.ia tent and was rubbed down, washed off. and ia Louisiana, their claims upon this govornment. , jt became as "good as new." lie They wilt demand two billions e-f dollars for said that in the battle he was stunned by the slavea; untold hundreds of millions of dollars pusage of a shell which knocked him senseless, for depredations committed by our armies; an He was picked among the dead and buried aggregate of thosaada af millions of claims, or , j'tj the rest. Not a scratch was found on his demands having the color of claims, wiil be body. Ue said he had jomed the rebel army, marshaled acainst the government, and you in- "d fooght the federals long and well, but aa vite sixty representatives united, bound together , this was his second appearance on earth, ho by tbe ties of interest and of ancient and unrc- ouU now join the federals and fight for theo. lenting hostility, to enforce these claims; This H : accordingly ; enlisted ia the First Missouri, Congress, no doubt, Uncorruptible, but when did a good deal of tough marching and hard there are claitas. againit tbe government to tbe fighUng. and last Septsmber was mustered out assount it three billions of dollars, with the of the service and paid off at Ikntcn Barracks, support that such Representatives may afford ; - twentytwo in the Senate and sixty la the House , The western farmers complain that it costs with all the influence of this immense demand thrco bushels of corn to send one to market. J against the Government, do you expect to resist tnem 7 l)o you expect to meet them with a paper blockade a Constitutional Amendment ? if that is joar expectation your expectation will not be realized. And when tbey have involved tbe country in an indebtedness of four, five or six thousand millions of dollars when they have so broken your credit in the markets of me world that your paper will sell for nlty cents on the dollar and taking advantage of the just and natural hostility of the people against Eu ropean aggression, they involve you in a for eign war, what have they to do but to march out of the United States and bid you defiance ! Secondly, you leave the rebels in possession of a power which they will surely avail themselves of when they again undertake the destruction of the government the oppoitunity to bestow the elective franchise upon the negroes. It is a maxim cf another lanzuae. wlixb we may well apply to ourselves, that where the votinc register ends, the military roster of re bellion Deems ; and if you leave fioso four niil- .vua v to luc birr iuu tujtwjf ui tuv men wno have inaugurated and carried on this rebellion, then you treasure up for untold years the elements of social and civil war. which must i not only desolate and paralyze the South, but Mixicas Xtws A Despatch lrom Wash ington says that official news from Mcxiro states tbat the French marched in great force against tho city of Chihuahua, and tbe Mexican rAvrrnmrnt hnfl til lvtn?An il I o "n lne Jln "" rreHuent Joarci lelt Un 1 1 . , . , .... .... ....... huahua with bis cabinet and bis army, and come to EI I'aeo, arriving there on the ISth The French occupied Chihuabjia on tho Uth of December. Tbe Mexican forces remained fifty miles from Cbihnabua, annoying the French President Juarez was very well received by tbe people at EI la-o. Phe news from the interior is represented as very good fur tbo national cause. Faou the Mexican Ilouwa. (uforiuation has been received at New Orleans, tbat four hundred fillibusters, under the command of Gen. Reed, had crossed tbe Kiu Giando front the American side, aid cuptured Itigdad, on the Mexican side, below Matamoras, taking pri-oners the Imperial garrison, numbering about one hundred and seventy-fire men. The Ireneh man-of-war in tbe harbor opened fire upon the fillibusters, cotniiellini: . . . , r - , them to take refuge in tbe upper tort of the town. Last accounts stated that the killed on both side were thirty-one. Gen. Crawford had started from Browns ville for the scene of action, lite faux ac count? ray tbat thirteen handled Imperial isU had left Matamoras to attack tbe filli bu'teis. Tus PiA.-Cant. tanergan, State "Centre" of Vermont, Haves an appeal to bis circumference, dated at Kurlington, Jan. 17tb, 1366, in which be announces that Ilrutherhood is now one ; that the Fenian Congr.ss won a u story in conquering them selves ; furtacrmore that tbe altar is pre pared and tbe sacrifice, to be offered He elo-es with tbe following exhortation : Wherever ten Irishmen live who still ber Ireland, and have not forgotten England, prepare. Organise. Tktrt must and trill bt an enekaBge of prisoners. It does not look to outsiders as if the Uretberhooil were entirely one at present. Tbe recent Congress fully sustained O'Ma hoocy ; and letters from Stephens, the Irish Hod Centre have also been received endors ing U'Maboney ; but on tbe other hand the Senators acknowledge no authority in tbe Congress, denounce tbe Stephens letter as a forgery; and the other President, Roberts, is making ready to call his Cung.css together at Pittsburg, to repudiate all tbe action of tho late Congress which, according to bis claim, has no elemsnts of regularity what ever. It is stated tbat tbe recent Congress cut down salaries extensively. O'Maboney now receives but $2000, tbe other officials $1500 to $1000 each. Tbe salaries of the organ izers of local ecntiee are $70 a month and expenses. The black man who spoke in our City Hall on Friday evening, was born and bred to manhood a slave. He carries upon his back still tbe mark of his roaster's lashes. He can be pardoned tberefoie, in a stern remembrance of tbe wrongs ot slavery nnd a vindictive feeling which would not be so excusable in one differently nurtured. It will not quite do lor us generally to accept bis proposition that our magnanimity is ocr greatest weakness at the North. We question too the correctness of his assertion of the superior disinterestedness of the col ored soldiers. Ont great inducement to the negro to enter the army certainly was tbat so bo wool! secure his Ircedom and that of his race, which could hardly be considered a wholly disinterested motive. Furthermore it will hardly do to denounce Mr. Johnson fur what be is oiny to do. When he has shown himself tho oppressor of the black man, or proved traitor to tho cause of free dom and human rights, it will bo time enough to say tbat it were better for bim that be had never been born. A Recrcit man the Grays. The St. 1iuis iVcirj says the following circum stance, among the most remarkable that occurred during the war, is vouched for by Colonel Ellis late ol tho First Missouri Cavalry, and can be attested by tbe parties concerned : ' A few dsyB after a fiercely contested battle in the South, a party of soldiers belonging to the First Missouri took a jaunt over the battle field, and came to a spot where tha rebel dead were buried. In one place the hair of a man's htad was seen sticking ont of the ground like a ice corpse mat owned toe nead or hair. One ot 'be cavalrymen remarked to bis com. nanions, in a spirit of thoughtless levity. " See. there's a dead reb reaching out for somethinz ; let's see what be wants !" Iu the same spirit of wanton mischief, almost recklessness, the cavalrymen took hold of the man's hand and Frederick Douglas' Lecture. Tbe tutc Friday evening, as predicted, drew largest audience of the season. The Halb which bad been provided with a largo num ber of extra scats in anticipation of a crowd was crammed, floor and galleries. Mr, Douglass is a good Iooking"brigbt mulatto,' with long hair, thickly streaked with white Caucasian mouth and features, bright black eye, white teeth, and well kept black mou tacbe. Ho has a clear deep and pleasant voice, of good power when exerted ; speaks with remarkable command of language and with great clearness and ease ; quito slowly as a general rule, but rising at times into animated bursts of eloquent denunciation or warning. His lecture was not a written one, and his subject, "the Assassination and its Lessons," was used merely a thread on which to siring bis views of the character of Abraham Lincoln, of the Southern people, of President Johnson, and of the dangers and demands of the preicnt aiiMlIe prais ed Mr. Lincoln as a pure, good, true, wise r.nd lionet: man, one of tie best that ever ruled any nation. He said more History bad been made in connection with his came, than of any other American, and that a thousand years hence, when our war has dwindled to a speck, his fame will be known nnd his example eommcodsd. His murder was the inauguration of a new crime in our annals,but it was an illustra tion of and in Ltcping with tbe character of the Southern slaveholders, and in accord with the other crimes committed in tho cause of slavery, of which be recited with bitter unction a long and black catalogue. He said that now msgnanimity was ocr greatest weakness and danger ; tbat our people sciutd whtn tbe war ended to Ic -.bout as tniieli obliged to Lee for surrender ing as to Grant for making him do it : that now a greater crime was imrending than the assassination, vis , tbe wanton abandonment of our only allies ia tbe South, to tbe tender mercies of their late marttrs. He eulogised the loyalty and devotion of tbe blacks, say- iDg that they were more disinterested and noble in going into tbe war, tb an even tke brave and devotid white defenders of tbe Union, for the blacks lougbt for a country not their own, in which they were aliens, an unfriendly country, and did it for less pay, and with halters about their necks. He poke of "resident Johnson's speech to colored regiment, advising tbem to go home and prove their right to liberty by work, as insult to tbe colored soldkrs. He thought the exhortation to work was most needed by the whites ot the South, and de clared tbat if work is virtue and idleness a sin, tue negroes are lne saints and tbe wnitts tbe sinners of the Sooth. He said the new gospel preached Ircm Brooklyn heights and frost the White Honsc was in advance of the Christian nligion, which only requires for givenets upon rercntacee, whereas we are now told tbat we must forgive and Irmtemixe with tbe unrepentant rebels. He praised Mr. Bcceher for many good qualities but said his course in this matter was entirely characteristic of him ; tbat fifteen years ao be beard him say tbat slavery better letsain 25 years and then Ic ended by tbe church than to be ended at ones without the church. "That" said Mr. Docgls, "is Mr. Iieecber ; but if be bad been my stave and I bad stood over him with only a moderate sized cowhide, I could have brought bim to a different csnvictioa ia five minutes." He, the speaker, did not wish to "forget." It he were a preacher he would preach for a year from the text "remember Lots wife," urging the duty of remembrance of the crimes and wrongs of slavery. He expressed considerable distrust of Prctidcnt Jobn.on, and great faith in Con gress. In closing be said tbat in spite of the tone of apprehension in which be had fell it to be hii duty to speak, ho recognized ground for the brightest hopes in the aston ishing progiess toward universal freedom made by the Nation in five years, illustrat ed by tho passage of the free suffrage bill in the House, lot which he thanked God and he had full faith in tho ultimate triumph of the right. Mr. Doughs spoke over an hour and a half and held his uudience without weari ness to the end. Many doubtless were un pleasantly reminded ly bis denunciations of President Johnson, of Wendell Philips' de nunciations of Mr. Lincoln ; but other por tion of his lecture were abundantly and heartily applauded. He goes next to Troy, thence to Rrooklyn, wberu be iieak in tbe Academy of Music next Monday evening, and thenco to Wash ington. Congressional CoujOqut. In the House, Jau. 11, the following occurred in thocourse of a speech ol Mr. Rogers of New Jersey, against negro suffrage in the District of Col umbia : Mr. Woodbri-lce. The gentleman from New Jersey says we are imposing upon the District of Columbia, that which no State iu tbe Union has imposed upon herself. Allow me to state, in behalf of Vermont, that black men vote there with white men. Mr. Rogers. With a property qml'fkration. Mr. Woodbridge. There ia no property qual ification. There the black man can bold civil effieis with white men. There he has been free; and let me tell the geutleman, that in consonance with the principles which have been adopted in the State of Vermont, and as a di rect effect of those principles, when we enlisted eighty negroes living in the State of Vermont to go into a company, there was not one of them tbat could not sign bis name to tbe muster roll. That is my comment on the course that Vermont has taken in relation to tbe negro. Mr. Rogers. How many negroes have you in the State of Vermont? Mr. Woodbridge. I really cannot state at present. Mr. Rogers. Avery inconsiderable number; such a number as can in no way affect the po litical itaiui of tbe people of tho State of Ver mont. But I have no doubt tbat the gentle man from Vermont (Sir. Woodbridge) would throw aside bis partisan character and tcclings, if the negroes in Vermont were sufficiently numerous to overbalance tbe whites, 1 1 allowed political privileges; he never would submit the rights of his wife and children and property to the control of negro ballots and negro offic ers, Mr. Woodbridge. I wish merely to ay to the gentleman from New Jersey (Mr. Rogers) that I have not the means at hand to enable me to state bow many nezroes there arc m tbe State of Vermont. I know of a great many there, but I do not know one who ever voted with the party to which the gentleman from New Jersey belongs. (Laughter.) IiiroRTA.NT to Tax Paters. To those who shall pa; their State taxes previous to tho first day of February next, the law allows an abatement of 3 per cent. lec - Tun Miss-ijQroi Bank. We find the fol the bwing in two of the Iloaton papers. The loss of the Missisquoi bank at Sheldon by Hubbcll, the missing cashier, is now stated to be between sow.ww and St 00,000. The direc tors arc liible for all the debts of the bank and each or all of them will be ruined financially. Hubbell's father, Judge Ilubbell. is one of the directors and the richest man in Franklin coun ty, but will lose every dollar he has. What is the authority for such a state ment as the above is not mentioned. Be it what it may, wo nic assured by thoiH: who ought to know that it is very wide of the truth. Tbat a defalcation of $300,000 or $400,000 could occur in a bank whose total capital was only $100.C00, will strike eve ry one as at least extremely improbable. Wc arc infsrmed that the bulk of the losses to the Bank by Mr. Ilubbell, are believed to have teen ascertained, and that they will not (xeeed $S0,000 which is iuliy bad enough. The statement in regard to Mr. Hubbell's father is as incorrect as the rest. He is a worthy and respectable citizen of Franklin County, and is probably ruined by his son's crime, as be was on his bonds, as well as a director in the Bank ; but he was very lar lrom being tbe neheet man in the County, bciDg worth less than $20,000. This whole Boston story looks to us like the device of some broker to make bill holders sacrifice their bills. Wc learn tbat a sheet ol $100 bills ha been found among Mr. Hubbell's papers on which be bad evidently been cxperimentirg in an attempt to imitate tho signature of Mr. Green, the forme.- President of the Bank. Whether any such were put in-cir-euration, thus add ing counterfeiting to theft is not known. The I!ru.TO. Imxv vcores Opining or tbe N'ail Factory. A new elep in the pro gress o.' the iron works which promise to be so successful and important a branch of tbe industry of Burlington, has been taken in completion of tbe nail factory of the Bur limrtcn Manufacturing Company. Steam was railed in the bi'ilr of tLc new mill yesterday, and it will be in full operation on Monday er Tuesday of next week. The new baiMiag is a substantial brick structure measuring ont kundrtd and forty-four by forty-jitc feet. An engine of SO borso pow er, gives motion to a long shaft and drum running through tbe building Iengtb wisc, to which arc belted the nail machines, forty-six in number. The furnaces are fitted to burn shavings from tbe planing milk, and tbe draft from them is through a flue running 300 feet under ground to the gnat cbiienry of tho lolling mill. All the arrangements show expert eneed and careful forethought, and it U be lieved that there is no more complete and convenient mill of its kind in the country. It will give tmployiactit to seventy hands and will turn cut 300 krgs or fiftien tons of nails a day Tbe rolling mill has tccn for Several weeks occupied night and day in turning out tbe long bright cherry colored ribbons which when cooled and cut up into foot lengths make the nail plates from which tbe nails arc cut. A supply of 300 or 400 tons of them has thus been accumulated to start with. At the pre sent and prospective high price of nails, this will be a most piofi- table branch of the company's business. Other branches will be added next season. The foundations of a Mill, 200 by 73 feet, for rolling boiler plate, are already laid, and the machinery is ready ror erection as soon as the building is ready for it. The founda tions of two smaller buildings for the manu facture of Bessemer Steel arc also ready. Tho ccmpflny also propose to erect in tbs Spring a store boose 125 by 50 feet. Tbe establishment of the iron works, as wc are clad to learn, is already having its natural effect in calling around it still other branches of the manu facture of iron, by other parties. Wo un derstand that some gentlemen from out of the State have determined on the erection of a factory for making borse-nails. It will be about 500 fret long by 75 wide and will be located South of the Nail Mill, on the land of the iron cemjeny. The machinery for this mill, which will turn out a very super ior horse-nail, every way preferable to those made by hand, is now arriving. Other parties contemplate the construc tion of a factory for the manufacture of wagon axles ; another for taeks, and another for iron rivets. Tho only tiling which can delay these en terprises, one and all, is the scarcity of houses for mechanic? and laborers, and that is a want to the supply of which our citizens must addresi themselves in earnest. The Fire is St. Albans. The building burned on the 15 thin St Albans were owned by C. H. Huntington, loss $4,000, insured for $1,500; Wm Cmpp, loss $0,000, par ti tlly insured ; Levi W. bster's estate, loss $3,000. injured for 1,000 ; E. T. Watson, loss $5,000. insurance $1,000. The occu pants were A. II. Mutiyan. Jewelry, loss $2,000, insurance $1,500; Skinner nnd Stone, stoves and tin ware, loss $4,500, in- uranee $5,000 ; Miss Eliti Adame, dress maker, low $250, no insurance; Allen, Smith & Co., hat and lur store. loss $2000, insurance $1,500; Foster and Potter, gro cers, loss $0,000, insurance $5,000; II. N. Cheney, family efltcts. loss $500, no insur ance; Wheeler and Stcvins, boot, shoes and leather, loss $3,500 on their stock, and $S0O in damage to their building, covertd by assurance. In addition to tbe four stores. the brick stables of the American Hotel, Mr. Field proprietor, were burned, with their contents ol hay and oats. The horses and carriages were saved. Mr. Field's less is $2,800. Tbo National Bank building, oc cupied by the Bank and E. A. Sowles attorney, was damaged $200, not insured. The Messenger, from which we obtain these figures, foots up the total loss at $43,- 000, which ii covered by insurance to tbe amount or about $21,000 as follows : In tbe Vt. Mutual, $14,000; Windsor County Co.. $2,000 ; Hampden, Mass. Co., $300. Other companies about $4,000. The Vt. Mutual not long since, as wc are told, had upwards of $20,000 on the proper ty destroyed : but has recently reduced its risks, owing to the lack of sufficient protec tion against fire. Tbe fire, which jrith a wind would proba bly have swept Main street from end to end, was checked finally by tbe aid of the fire cn- gine (the only one in town) belonging to the Railroad. Considerable credit is also doubt less due to the St. Albans Fire Department, consisting of" anybody with a bucket." The origin of tho fire is unknown, some believing it the work of an incendiary w le others trace it to the candle factory in the basement of Foster it Potter's store. Kellglons Intelligence. Special religious interest exists in the Con gregational church in Stowe. An encouraging revival is in progress jn the Baptist church in Londonderry, Vt.. with several conversions among men and women who have stood aloof from all reli gious influence for years. Tbe Mcthodisl of this country have just opened a great Memorial year. A century ago, a handful of devoted evangelists, cmi grants from England and Ireland, themselves the descendants of Protestants who were exiled from Germany, set up their worship of God in an upper room, in New York city; now their followers number in the whole United States very nearly two millions. Each annual Conference is to have a mem orial sermon delivered some time before October neat. Spe:ial religious services arc to be instituted on tbo occasion, and thank-oCerings made for lecal and eeneral objects. The Bishops ask for two millions f dollars to forward the purposes of their denomination. Several Episcopalians in Boston have or ganized an association the object of which is promote tbe building and opening of churches, in the Protestant Episcopal Com munion, where the sittings shall be free alike to rich and poor. The office of Treasurer of the Vermont Education Society having been made vacant by tbe death of Hon. Joseph Warner, Rcy. E. Mix of Burlington, Secretary of the So- cty, has consented to act as Treasurer for the remainder of the year. Contributions to the Society's funds should accordingly be sent to him. Rev. Simeon Parmelec, D. D., who has been in the ministry in Vermont for the long period of fifty eight years, is about to close is labors in Swanton, and to spend the evening of his day? with his children in the State of New York. He haa been among the most esteemed and successful ministers f the State, having admitted to the chnrch- ei over which he has been ptieed, five hun dred members on profession of their faith. Well done good and faithful servant." may not the churches of Vermont say? On Thursday last Mr. William A. Robin son was ordained Pastor of the Congrega tional Church in Barton. Tbo installation of Rev. J. D. Kingsbury over the Congregational church m Bradford, Mas'., took place on the 11th inst. Rcy. X. G. Clark, the new Secretary of tha Am erican Board, preached the sermon. The chureh in Bradford was organized in 1032. Tbe Baptist church at Bellows Falls is re joicing in the liquidation of the entire amount of tbeir debt, which has been a bur den for many years. The Presbytery of Cbamplain, held its annual meeting at Pittsburgh, last week, Rcy. II. E. Butler of Kccscville preaching the opening sermon. The Prtsbyterian church in Pittsburgh has recently been remodeled and repaired at an expense of $0,500 ; to which new carpets and cushions were added by the ladies at a cost of $1200. On the late cold Sunday the pastor of ono of the large congregations in Newport, R.L, preached a regular sermon to seven hearers all men from the words : "Stormy wind fulfilling his word." A meeting has been recently held in Lon don, England ,at which eighty Baptist minis ters were present, followed by another of four hundred deacons, and a monster praysr mccting in the evening. The result was an organization of the Baptist churches of the Metropolis, which have hitherto had no formal union, under the nama of the "London Baptist Association." One of the objects proposed for tho body is to build at least one new house of worship every year. Grand Lodge or Good Templars. The Vermont Grand Lodge of Good Templars held its third annual session at Irasburgh on Tuesday and Wednesday of last week. A public meeting was held in the court house on Tuesday evening and adJresses were made by Rev. 11. P. Cushing, of Barton, Chaplain Woodward and others. Tbe reports showed a good work going on in tbe State, for the cause of Temperance. The Dele gates from Uurliogton reported progress here. The Older seems to be growing in public favor. The officers for the next year are Rev. II P. Cushing, Barton, G. W. C. T. ; Rev. P. II. White, Coventry, G. W. 0.; -Mrs. A. L.Twilight, Brownington.G.W. V.; Horace R. Brown, St. Johnsbury, G. W. S.; Miss Oris Carpenter, St. Jobnsbury. (5. W. T ; Rev. N. P. Granger, Holland, G. W. Chaplain; R. D. Paige, Buriiogton. G. W. M.; George Woodward, Irasburg, G. W. Mes-v, U L. Lawrence, E.q., Burling ton, G. W. J. (5.; and Mr. Bowkcr. Lunen burg, G. W. C. G. Tha next annual sen sion is to be held at Burlington in January, 1SG7. The lodge voted to raie a sum of money equal to one dollar to cneh member of tl.c order in the State and to appropriate the same in employing lecturers to labor through out the State. The sum will be a littlo less than fifteen hundred dollars. Mluokial Window. A beautiful memor iral window, ordered by tho Vestry of St. Paul's church in respect to the memory cf the late R. G. Cole, has been placed in tbat church wilbin a day or two. It occupies the middle window on the South side, and is a very rich and tasteful design .bearing tho figures of the Apostles St. John and St. Jamef, with surroundings of beautiful mosaic work, and the motto below "In mem ory of Richard G. Coic." The window waa made by Owen Doremus of Nsw Jersey, and cost about $300. Real Estate. The "Doanc place," corner of College St. and Catlin's Lane bus been purchased by Socrates Beach, of Mrs. Sut ton, for $3,500.