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VOI,. XXXIV. NEW SERIES VOL. XII. BURLINGTON, VT FRIDAY MORNING, MARCH 9, I8G6. NUMBER THIRTY SEVEN Poet ry. ; For the Free i'reMl OI. MKMOItlKS. The Mo-' n rnn8,nE J ,r"' The braK-he budding over head, ,, , 1 I M-i . l L- WAS DDHUIE lOW 3HU SKTOi I sr. ; ped to list to Kbit they said. : kL .: tLej said. Ah yes ! they said, . :!i many a word of import deep ' it liroujtjt mc memory f the deal, Mux r r.s that luade sac pause and weep. .' , st'rr-.-i . blivwn in raj heart, .Sill n k:ng from its long confine M- :aur, came forth to do its part In torturing this poor heart of mine. ' brought me shining locks and Cur, Brown locks and raven, each a gem. I'.vb found a tongue and through the air Long silent voices breathed again. Ah springing rauss and bursting bad ! Twin moss acd boJ cf that long May, When hand in hand through this same wood We wan iercd culling aU lhe day Each mosy tuft ; with each a smile In ha-k' ts depth was duly stored. Wc gathering happiness the while. Short, but a then abundant horde. Ah murmuring stream ! thy voice was then Tbe sweetest niasic to oar ear. Why art thou singic; o'er agam The run so of those othr yean ? Or if thou wilt, with sad refrain Oh give me from thy mirror bet The loved ones' featurr s back again, Kf fleeted there in e ther day. Ixez Ladd. Tue ia.-kE..Knih I:.e portion of tbe ..nnecticut paper, the other day, hatunade mucu lun, tnat wc luaac room tor oil v&- irfft or- mnn. Iram ttu mirwmfv hull . r a Jor? will please imagine the lair a "From hir domicile 0c and point-lace dressed "to kill." r er.i l irteb peeping from her lovely waist, w.!crfH cot ud in style and taste. bracelets full of dianondson her wrists, fragile corpus in a French mantiUer. it r .i-.iij.jt.-ivujci imitmnii aim vsuuicr. . t!,c ili-.de Did ) disding to sister An '.t.r -...si jn fur .Euccs alter t!ii fashion : rtr. my nights arc full ot wild unrest; i-ioe young man that;? now a storping here tt.ai is his origin I know; fi. I'm not unit ivrtaiu but I shnnld rave in nee poor dear s c was slew by brother Pyg Kir n i liri. fnifi I SVM rijfrl nw :,.t . -aMhim 1 1. .c l.rlra I.Mi i r . i ii itrraK m um cm moumT. i iii-ari r'rs will u: nsnrs, .mil s or zau. Imperial .lun. rcainrki- to Venus on this j IV hat a cuu-Jtmcc 1 smart pair of godt you be ! You and your boy may deem it a big thing I .. r.ei iuih items woman ua u eiruiir. u're down on my new-built metropolis ! jw whither do your machination tend, i- when will these deplored contentions end? . i have accomplished all ycur heart's desire; ' . r I ido loves him like a house afire; V. not unite them in the bonds of Hymen nnd you can lire two loving women ! ,-t s put the royal robe on both their back;, :. 1 jou and I go tutelary snacks." I"i f (Jucen yf 1jvc replic- : . im :'n, sii.ee you're disposed the handsome th-r.j to do. ri'isi imt Be at lozrrcrncaas wun oa u' Jnniirr. ver know, mmu have am lav. ir . .i tnf.ro 11 n Yii twt iiiipr i.i niv i r.rc his wife you pump him Ie no doubt II ' 1 .. ..II . . l. 1 IIIK.II..u. Lvtil .H i s c e 2 I a 11 y iti viiy tor a towx ori'is. 1 l i.inccl to meet an old friend of mine in an aoi nnim town last wet. ms caaav- rr'iu c )unnanre ana attenuatea lorm luui- lU.i plainly that somcKeret grid wasprey- on l.if mind. On my imptiring what . .j that he had long desind to see some fr . .,,, r.l rum v V ii m'c. rii'i lie, I liccamc suddenly poe- si i j ... ii. f iu ii viiai a iinu viic icuunui BT . 117.7 ..7 T74 I'r7l III 1 1 IK( 1 1 .1 TW LIHT DUI1R1 111 L r nions tvir put such a thing into my t'.-. 1.1 c.tnnot guess. Miilard Fillmore, T..u kr.ow, wa burn not a thousand miles fr; 'in here, and vet lie became President : whv Kh.iiihl nnt 1 in and win T I Vrhnrw tln Tact bad something to do with it. 0 tKuner iiaa t"i l.Jcn taken lull tiosiTiesi-ion 01 ray iniiid than I wa in the greatest tribula tion t knuur how so desirat le an olnect could '.k a- Uined. After rolling in the sc- Vcrfst torture for six Cun-ieutive ni2hte.sud- enly the following plan suggested itself : a:wave un to ins eino in tuiiucs. i was t'r sucsest to mv wile that 1 would not de cline u certain town oms, 1! tlectcd to it. she ui. This plan delight- n me, for it would j;... my wile an opportunity 10 oe a ncip t her husnand,nnd bnooke wouw nave iisti- el..incc ot tiding a ntignuonv lurn. . I might have cnlistid and gone to tho - ' .t t.i liriixt. I wim nlinmol rebel ts, and I preferred to show my great i t.:m bv serving the eountry in a civil , ldriieularlv if 1 could get well Ii Ti 17. ' I I. m ds Snooks appeared. He said : ' i Wn thinking for mora than a i s: I was tbe very man for a ctr '.i ..: he Lad just been to tbe oppo- ' and by voting "early and ai succeeded in putting a man : Vi u whom 1 was sure to beat. It IC1 , ttiti-.r Oltr.ll in , w nly nmained for mc to eet the nomin- !i n ol my own party and the thing would b( ; nr To this end be was now to direct all hi.- efforts. w Snu.rks is such good lvllow that every urtj is prcud to c:ill bim a member. So br v is iu7-t ti.e man fir me as lie could eh ;. jnecr all around the san bush without snv rrne smellinc a rat. ttirf TSnruilra m ... Inra. ImUt in iv bim fo: his time iust a trifio of ten dollars, be said. Ibis was more than a trifle for me these Hard ticca, but what is money com pared w a riirn opts : .otbing ot course, and r.rc rum-.-Iy tt.e dimes and quarters were anri i inir. cc it to say that 1 treated every man I met lor two wcc9 bclore the caucus came off. 1 wrs extrernelv flatl tri sre and nhek-n hmnds uii evervuouy. i was also uncommonly ) til. at the caucu-, wliat with bnooks rg "early ana olten " tnd 1 voting lor tif1 n ritinatirn-irderfMl un the stunts t" tnc vastv dentbs" of tho landlord's Jin ncwe to Pollv, By the way I have tincc liisjoTircd tliat "caucus" is ooinrocd of two Tcry tisrnia- i cant -words, "cau" nrl 'cu?.' Cau rcleis to the asiount of iiriij and bejeinj one per forms in order to get one's friends into otBcc, only to have the infinite pleasure of Kt-ing theia ultimately pulling the wirea directly a-jiintt yourfclf. Anl tlio 'cuV is liaving to i-Und treat all round and then get whipped at last Nothing con la exceed tlie happiness I enjoyed during tbo interim ol caucus and town rnecting. ily eouI fairly overflowed with Lcnevol-jnco and good na- ' tore. 1 liousht I'oliy a new silk dress, gave I the jcrfon unc of my Lest rooked liara?, j and tho widow Simpkina a oord or dry wood. ! Now 1 would find myself w alking the barn ! lloor in all t! pomp and majesty of mine 'offis' now 1 would hum a favorite ai. now I would buret out laughing. In short ray lianpinefd was complete, brim full and rannin over. town meeting day came, l iiarneased up I'oinpey awl started off. Even l'ompey was full ol life and animation, and seemed to know that I was 'runnin for a town S. Bat I must not be too particular. 1 tlipptd lire dollars into the landlord s nana with due directions about treating, paid liberally lor printing tbe vote , and then walked up to the polls and voted the last time for my- aell. boon tbe dinner bell rang. Ai l was 'runnin' for a town ofli?,' 1 thuujlit I would buy a dinner, a thing I had not dune before nt a town meeting in ten years, boon Snooks appeared ; said things were looking very njuarely l'ompey must tic sent im mediately to bring in stragglers paid a boy a quarter to so with I'omneT. Afar a white l'ompey appeared with the litt load. Judge of my surprise and indtgnati.m to kc every mother e son of tbem Tote derl sgainst me. Hat Snooks knew of another i ad no time wac to be lost as tbe case was desperate. With what aniiety did I watch the closing of the polls and the return of 1'ouij.cy. Time pasfea on ; at last tne kius ci ru juai as l'ompey appeared in the distance. 'Ob! tbe cruel and unrelenting la ! ' -Vigbbor Joneo tried to ooosole-me with tbe possibility of my election time would telL But such was my excitement that I dared not trust my self to witness tic canvassing for my v otee, I lingered at a convenient distance m tbe gieatest agony, fearing to learn tbe result. Alter a white same one proclaimed that I was elected by oxe majority In a paroxysm of delight 1 rushed to the tavern and treated all round, but in distributing a few pounds ot candy I got beset by a bevy ot men and bojs, and too result was tint my (inly and best broadoioth coat was nearly torn to piece', a grievous rent was -also made in my nether garments. Just at this moment I learned that tbe clerk, after correcting tbe poll liat, found that I was d leated by oa majority, llow provoking ti just miss of immortal nonor, m su it was. After paying ray hut dime in squaring my bdl, Poinpey and I started for home I'o-- pey was luinur three shoes. I Wis minus twenty-five dollar. Pompry look: d sad. I felt sadder. Stopped at the mill and got weighed found 1 bad lost fifteen pounds of Hewn i-ince the Saturday previ'ms. That night oars was a sad house. 1'olly cried, children cried, and I cried, but in reality my grief was too deep for tears. Ititired early to bed, but not to rest. It appeared to aae that my head was a huge ballot box, and all night long tbe op position parties were cramming votes into both my ears. Keally, "A sadder and a wiser man I rose the morrow morn." Notwithstanding I vva deteaud, I have bad h glorious rwn 1 have nut after Soooke run to caucus run to get the vote printed run to town meeting run the whole town mpr 1 1, iiwtv haa run P. J I v ban mm T hate run ij fbort, I have ran and no mis take for a 'certain Sawn effis.' But the ex citement and disappointment threw me int j a fever from the cflecta of which 1 shall pro hablv never recover. Everything on the I farm guea wrong. Pom pey sickened and died. In reality one thousand dollars would not pay me for tbe ambition of 'runnin for a certain town ofln. Now, therefore, let Polly givo rae a curtain leeturc every night let Satan buffet rae more severely, if pos sible, then lie did eld Job ; let mc endure any and every affliction that Providence may see fit to send, but setwr, no ucver, let me be ambitiou of 'ruauuV for another taven A Kkostt Uoiiakci. A pair of elopers' at Chicago, tbe other day, were eiotely lullow cd by an enraged parent that they couldn't get tbe marriage rite performed, and UM to make good their escape with a horse and sleigh. Itut the weather was bitter cold, and before driving far their limbs began to freeze and they soon became insensible. In this condition they were dicovcrcd, taken in and cared for by a hospitable family, who hadn't the slightest idea that tbey were not man and wife, and so put tLcni to bed together. They recovered from their stupor just as tbe indefatigable parent introduced himself, finding their heads sid- by si-ie on a pillow, and a first-class "scene"iiumtdiately en'ued. After all this romance, of course there must be a happytcrmination, and a minister made it so. TuKtE Girls Fbozkn to Death. A party of six young people who attended a singing school near Chain Lake, Morion county, Minnesota, on tbe night of tbe 13th inst.. started f r home, a distance of mile and a ball, with an ox team. Afte- remaining out two nights and a day the team got borne, driven by one ol the boys, tbe o.ily one able to walk,having on the slid three girls locked ether in tbe cold embrace of dtatb, another girl badly frozen, and the boys not quite so bad. Tbe bov that was froaen the kat says lie supposed the cattle would go home, but inetcad went in another direction, and ..top ped in a large marsh aoout a wiie from tbe school-house, where they remained two nights and a day. When it cleared so that they could sec, they stalled for borne, and arrived in the condition above etated. Tbe names of those froien to death werj Mary and Louisa Landakcr. and Amanda Preslcr. Twenty citizens of Wilmington, Tuesday, presented the President with 150 pounds of beet and mutton. They accompanied tbeir cift with a letter Etating that they heartily approve his veto message and the stand he has taken in behalf ot tho Constitution, as shown by bis speech last Tuesday. Wash ington despatch to the Advertiser. VTc suppose the President thankfully accepted both the compliments and the mut ton. Traveller. The Xcw York Evening Pott says : " The offansive speech ef the 22d, made by Mr. Johnson he had left his official chair- was, to use a homely simile, tuc nrcaKing or toe bile; the lurking humors which had kept the body politic at nasmngion iu a time u sup pressed irritation, came to a head; the infiim matory matter was discharged, and the general system, we trust, is all the better for it. At any rate, the President has given Tent to his , j- , .t...i i pent-up resentment, anu iceis no re lieved." Anotuer SrrEcu raou the Peesibext. The committee appointed at the mass meet ing held in Baltimore, to endorse tho Presi dent, waited upon President Johnson and presented resolutions adopted at that meet ing. The President replied, thanking them tor their kindness, and saying among .thcr things that taunts which have been uttered against bim had no effect upon him. His only work was the restoration of tLc coun try. When the rebellion is put down and wc find a party against consolidation, it is the same spirit ae rebcllion, and leads to the same end destruction of tbe government. I desire nothing but to cflcct this reconcilia tion thoroughly. A great deal of damage was done by high water on Monday, along tbe Susquehanna river. I GEO. Y. C. C. BENEDICT, EDII0E3 4XD rBOFBIETORS. FRIDAY MORNING MARCH 0.18CC. Judge Collanicr on Itcconitniction Tbe views of the late Senator Collamcr, a lie cxprtsfcd them in some of his last words in the United States Senate, wcr pos itive on the right of Congress lo decido when and on what conditions the late rebel lions States should resume their regular con dition in tbe Union. "When" be asked "when will and when ought Congress to admit these States as being in their normal condition ?" "It is not enough," said he, "that they stop their hostility, and arc repentant. They should show fruits meet for repentance they should furnish to us by their actions some evidence that the condition of loyalty and obedience is their true condition again ; and Congress must pass upon it, otherwise wo have no securities. And 1 insist that the 1'rcsident, by making peace with them if you plcar-e by euKcasing military operations does not alter tbeir status until Congress passes upon it." Again, be says, "I believe that when re establishing the conditionof peace with that people. Congress, representing the United States, hae power, in ending this war, as any other war, to get some security for the future. It would be a strange thing if it were not true that this nation in concluding civil war an well as a foreign war, could not close it and make peace, by obtaining, if not indemnity for tbe past, at least some security for future peace." lac words ol no living statesman can curry greater weight with tbem to consid erate minds, than those of tbe late Senator Collamer. Tct were he living to-day, to re peat tbem in tbe Senate, be would find bim self classed by tbe New York 7i'mej and New York World, as a "northern disunion int." $recJncH at Democratic Klorjuence. Perhaps wc have not given due allowance space iu our columns to the democratic eloquence which is daily aired in Congress. Our limited space compel' us to omit so mtny even of tbe good Union speeches de livered there, that we have felt compelled to give tbe Democratic orators the go-by. To make some amend?, we copy below a recent speech of the spokesman of the Democratic party in the House, and to be perfectly fair, we take the report Irom the New York World. Tbe gentleman seems to bavo been considerably interrupted, but succeeded nev ertheless in defining his position, including a very distinct aiinoancement in favor of the payment of tbe rebel debt : The aaieadmeat to the Constitution proposed by tbe select committee of teen, that Congress shall have power to make all laws which shall be necessary and proper to secure to the citiiens of each State all the privileges and immunities of the citizens in the several States, and to the several States equal protection iu the rights of hie, liberty, ana property, being before tbe House Mr Rogers (dem. N J) said be had hoped from what had transpired within the last few days that the time bad come when tbe Constitution was to be secured from invasion. When he had read the words of tbe President of the United States in commemoration of that immortal in strument, be had believed that no more amend ments to it wculd be proposed by Congress. He bad believed that the agitation which had been kept up here against that irstrument until as the President said 1 there would be no mere re spect entertained for it than for tbe resolution of a town meeting, was about to cease Mr Kelley (Penn.) desired to ask the gentle man, in connection with hi allusion to the President, whether he was not the same Andrew Juhnspn who, when a representative, submitted no less than nine amendments to the "sacred instrument" in one session ? Mr Rogers That may all be so. I am not here as an advocate of Andrew Johnson, but as the advocate or tbe great doctrines of constitu timil liberty which be lays down. This U another attempt to concentiate the powers of the general government; another step towards imperial usurpation; another step to wards blotting from the national Hag the stars emblematic cf the States, and to concentrate in the federal government greater rowers than are claimed by the Czar of Russia or the Emperor of France. If this amendment was adopted and ratified. Congress could enact under it a law es tablishing miscegenation in South Carolina, com pelling the people of that State to be degraded by marrying with persons of negro blood. The right of marriage came under the general mean ing of privileges and immunities, and a black man could, under tbe proposed measure, go into a State and claim the privilege of marrying a white woman under the proposed amendment. An act of Congress might be passed, compelling the State cf South Carolina to allow negroes to marry white women. This amendment proposed to take away the rghts of the States, and compel, by act of Con gress, the abrogation of all tbe statutes of the States which make a discrimination between crimes committed by black men and those com mitted by white men, instancing the State cf Kentucky, where the crime of rape committed by a black man is punished with death, and in the case of a white man with imprisonment. He also referred to the laws in several of the free State, making distinctions between schools for white and schools for colored children, whi:h would also be abrogated under the proposed amendment. He spoke of Mr Seward as the hero of liberty, whom be was pleased to see standing up recent ly in the city of New York defending those prin ciples without which popular rights were a mere myth. He was willing to sink all parties in oblivion; willing to bury them eo low that the trumpet of Gabriel would never be heard by tbem. He denounced the committee on reconstruc tion as tho "committee of despotism." The liberties of France were never moro invaded by Napoleon than the liberties of this country were new invaded by that committee. At this stage of his remarks, Mr Rogers, car ried away by the heat of declamation, had turn ed his back to the Speaker, when Mr Washburn (of Ind.,) made tho point of order that the gen tleman should address the Chair and not tbe galleries. Mr Rogers apologized for the unintentional discourtesy. 3Ir Kelley proposed to give the gentleman time to recover his exhausted energies to occupy a moment to show that wc arc not oppressed or likely to be oppressed by any cf the dangers to which the French people were subjected under Bonaparte or any revolutionist. Mr Rogers yielded to the gentleman. Mr Kelley read from Thiers' History a page, illustrating the manner ot Bonaparte after his return from Egypt, describing him as a quiet, reticent, thoughtful, listening and observing, but opening his mouth to no cne, which was all deep policy. After the reading of tbe extract he remarked, "Our Bonaparte docs not wait" Mr. Rogers Mr. Speaker, we have no Bona parte. We have a pious man. We have a man who has come up from the humblest walks of life. We have a man who has never allowed himself to be put down by the aristocracy. We have a man who Is the embodiment cf civil liberty. We have a man who believes that the government was made for the benefit of the white men and the white women of the country, and not at all for the ben efit of negroes or negro wenches. Here there was some applause in the gal lerics, which was promptly suppressed by the Speaker. Mr. Rogers, resuming his denunciation of t. . . - ' . . , , .... ueconsiruciion ucmraiuee, ueciareu inai a uorr fatal and bloody tyranny did not insult hu manity. Mr. Randall (Dem., Pa.) inquired whether the gentleman was at liberty to communicate to the House the character of the tyranny ot tnat committee, and what the dangers were with which it threatened the country. Mr. Rogers replied that h? was not privileged to speak of anything except what Lad taken place publicly in the House, but if the gentle man would look at the constitutional amend ments proposed by that committee, he would see that they were the embodiment of tyranny. And what were they all designed fcrl They were designed for the purpose of keeping eleven States out of the Union. He referred the gen tleman from Pennsylvania to the constbutional amendment prohibiting a State from paying its own debt. There was as much right to prevent New Jersey paving bers; to the constitutional amendments, declaring tliat no fctitc soill retain or pass' laws maki ng any distinction ol race or color,' and the constitutional amendment tripping the people cf tho Southern Slates of millions of dollars worth or rroperty inveetej under the Constitution cf the United States. He hoped that no Southern State would ever subscribe to such conditions. Mr. Kelley ionuired what debt the States were prevented from layinz. Mr. Rogers It is proposed to-day to prohibi: the payment of the rebel debt. Such a measure is the very emblem and quintessence cf despot ism and tyranny. Mr. Kelley I bes leave to ask whether New Jersey contracted any debt in support of the late Ceaieucracy. Mr. Rogers I suppose the gentleman does not want to insult mc. Mr. Keller I only ask the question because the gentleman insists that wc have no right to prevent Iiew Jersey from paviog her debts. Mr. Rccers I used that as an argument to show that New Jersey stood in the same position as South Carolina. (A laugh.) And I lay that South Carolina has as much right to come into the halls of tencress in the persona of her Senators and Representatives as Pennsylvania has. Mr. Kelley I am satisScd. (A Isugh.) Mr. Rogers then went on to argue the uncon stitutionality of the test oatb. Jlr. JlcKee (Ky.) inquired whether the gen tleman from ew Jersey was in uvor or nul lifying a law of Congresj before the eonstitu. tionalily of that law bad becii passed upon by tbe proper tribunal. Mr. Itogers .No, sir, 1 am not for nulluyis; a law of Congress; but I have a right to stand here and protest against a law which I believe to be unconstitutional. Mr. MeKee How could you have representa tives Irom bouth Carolina before tbe test oath is decided to be constitutional ? Mr. Ulcers The way to get them into the House is to repeal that law; to recognize in tie spirit ot Christianity tbe people of tbe booth as our brethren; to remember thit their fathers and ours fought side by side by on tbe fields of the revolution, liercal this obnoxious and un just law. and let every one of the States of tbe union be represented here. air. bcaenck (Ohio) Are you opposed to every alteration of the Constitution, on tbe ground that it has a tendency to cbaose thit instrument? (Laughter.) Mr. Roccrs That is one of tbe ground?. (Laughter.) Another ground i that it is dan gerous to interfere with tbe landmarks that our fttbers have set; another ground is that all these amendments have a tendency to kp eleven States out of tbe Union, and prevent the consummation of the great object for which our soldiers ottered their lives. Mr. Rogers spoke for an hour and a half, his time having been extended. A Siiutittte ran the ISsuraociTr Trev tt. A bill was lat week reported by Mr, Morrill in the Home of Representatives, rumored to be tbe result of a compromHc with tbe Ilritish rainieter. in reference to trade with the British provincex, to take effect March 16. tbe day tbe reciprocity treaty expires. The bill repeals tbe fishing boa otic, but admits the use ol foreign salt ; proposes the lree right to fish by both Americans and llritish on all the Atlantic coasts from Cape May to Hudson's Uay, with all tbe right to land and dry fish (sficll fiVh, salmon and shad not to be included ;) provides lor a common use of Lake Michigan, Sanlt St. Marie canal, tbe St. Lawrence and Canadian ca nals ; for the landing of goods at any port in either country for transfer direct to tbe other ; tliat we may cut lumber in northeast Maine, and float it down tbe St. John's streams to tbe sea, free of export charges ; the President baring the right to terminate the treaty when the privileges are sot ac corded. The folluwing duties are laid on imports from tbe provinces into the United States : On fish Salmon, $2; shad, SI 60; mackerel, SI ; birring, packed and salted, 50 cent. On Bituminous Coal 1"0 cents a ton (28 bu.) On Timber Hemlock and spruce, round or sided, J cent per cubic foot; when hewn rquare cent per cubic foot; when sawed aud valued at S7 or less per thousand $1 per 1000 feet: when valued at over S" per 1000 feet, S2 per 1000 feet. On Lumber Pine, ash, butternut, basswood, birch, elm and maple wood, round or skied, cent per cubic foot; when hewn square, IJ cent per cubic foot; sawed and valued at S", or less, per 1000 feet, SI per 1000 feet, when valued over S7 and not over S12 per 1000 feet, $2 per 1000 teet, when over S12 per 1000 (eet, S3; provided that when lumber of any sort is planed or finished in addition to the rates hen in pro vided there shall be paid for each side so planed or.finished 20 cents, and if planed on one side and tODgued and grooved 81 60, and if on two sides and tongued and grooved $2 per 1000 feet On pickets, palings and laths, 20 per centum ad valorem; on rift, pine and cedar shingles, 75 cents per 1000; sawed pine and cedar shingles, 60 cents per 1000; spruce shingles 10 cents; on clapboards. So, and on spruce clapboards. S2.G0 per 1000. Ad valorem duties Living animals, 20 per cent; fruit and vegetables, 10; broom corn 15; flour and middlings, 20; hides, 10; mall, 20; grass seed, 20; plants, 15; ores. 10. Barley, beans, buckwheat, corn, 10 cents a bushel; potatoes, 2; wheat, 20; rye, 15; peas, 25; beet and pork, 1 cent a lb.; lard and ham, 2; tallow, 2 cents per lb; hay, $1 a ton. Free of duty Burr millstones, cotton and linen rags, firewood, grindstones, unground gypsum. Thh Xiw Hatzx Meeting. A meeting held at New Haven, Conn., tin Wednesday evening last, which was addressed by Senator Doolittlc and Rev. Dr. Leonard Bacon, has been widely described as an "Andy Johnson meeting," beld to back up the President, against Congress. The full reports of the meeting show that it was not at all eusb ; but was rather a meeting to promote har mony among tbe Union men of Connecticut, with whom devision is sure defeat in their coming State election. The resolutions de clare that President Johnson has never yet betrayed any trust confided to him ; and that in tbe opinion of the meeting no vital differ ence of principles exists between tho Presi dent and Congress. The mention of Mr. Sumner's name by Senator Doolittlc was received with some hissing, which was drowned by Jhundering applause. Mr. Doolittle said ho believed "that in vetoing that bill Mr Johnson was as honest and patriotic as those who voted for tbo bill, and that those of tho Union party who voted to sustain bim by refusing to pass that bill over his veto, saved the Union party by that act." Rev. Dr. Bacon said that he did not ap pear to support President Johnson, or Con gress, but to deprecate a conflict between the two departments of the Government. He said : the ! He was sure that the worst State of the Suth I , n .1 .1 ' . -au acuu uu wone men to ioogrcss iosa u oute of Connecticut would, should it, in the coming election, fall into the hands of the party that is opposed to, and trying to defeat General nawiey. tie hoped tbe fcoutn might soon be represented with safety, but wanted the strong arm ot tne law to protect the freedmen and loyal whites in their rights. Gen. Terry dejlared to him recently in Richmond, that should his ar my be materially lessened he should be obliged to remove his headquarters to fortress Monroe. The state of war will not cease till wc have re deemed our pledge to our ally, the negro, who was our friend in the war, but our enemy before that time, because we were his; forwegaTe mm no protection ami he owe! no allegiance to ouruovernment, If the Democrats can ret much comfort out of such a meeting as this, tbey are wel come to it. The Bill introduced by Senator Poland in reference to bounties, provides tliat in tho caso of tbe death of any person entitled to such bounty, if living, hi widow may apply for and receive tbe bounty, or a child or children if there is no widow, and she can marry without invalidating her el lim if she first makes her application. Mr Poland has also recently reported, from the judiciary eonimittee, a bill to pro vide for the revision and codification of the laws of tbe Dnited States. Senator Sumner and others have repeatedly urged this meas ure, but it has always failed, and lor no good reason. The only convenient, volume for reference, we believe, is llrigbtly's Di gest, and that is neither official nor posted up to the present date. Tut Fkma.n Crisis arrives. After tbe receiptor tbe foreign advices last week an nouncing the numerous arrest of Fenians in Dublin, Col. O'Mabooey issued tbe fol lowing proolamation : HEApq'as Fexiax Brotbkbbood. ) March 1st, 1KG. Brothers : Tbe hour for action arrived. Tbe kabems corpus is snspended in Ireland. ur brothers are being arrested by handled and thrown into prison. Call your circles together immediately. Send us all tbe aid in vour power at once, aLd, is God's name, let us start fur our destination. Aid, brothers, help, for God and Ireland. (Signed,) JOHN O'MAHONKV. "God save the Green." Patrick J. Downing, Secretary cf Civil Af fairs, has also issued a call for immediate action and says tbe military Department wdl take charge of military contribution! and mobilise tbem. The Irish People newspaper-says a gentleman has just arrived from Paris, who says that tbe moment tbe inta revolution assumes a belliger ent character towards England, they will be so recognized by Louis .Napoleon. Ths Cnr or Bixun6to. The annual Kepott of tbe City Officers tor the financial j year ending f ebraary 1st, Iiut, tngetber with tbe Charter, Ordinances, Mayor's Ad dress, tc, have juft been published by or der of the City Council. Tbey make a port ly pamphlet of 140 pages, filled with matter j of very great interest to our tax-payers and citizen generally. TBS FINANCES. Prom tne report of tbe Finance CoaomiUee, we find that our city expanse, tbe past year, have been aa followa : sxrtxsis. Fire Department, Police Department, $1,212 i: 3.134 55 Street do 5,632 9S 67 03 Poor do liabilities of Town ol Bur ling too ,21, 03 02 Notes Discounted, 2,000 00 9,557 51 Liquor Agency, Insurance, 119 91 Interest due U. S. D. Pud. 933 91 Salaries, 580 00 100 37 913 00 Taxes abated, Ac, City lull, Stationery, advertising and printing, 404 52 Street Laiure, ljUV) 79 Reception of Soldiers. 1,170 H5 Contingent rxpesscw, 2,023 29 $57,727 91 These figures show that it hae been an ex pensive year fur as, as a city, though no more so than the year previous, when the town expense, as nearly as we ran make tbem out, were as follows : town mutsrs. 18G5. Military rxpensrt, $30,305 09 Town Hall, 1,157 10 Schools, 1,567 86 Highways and Bridges, 4,055 63 Liquor Aj- ency. 10,705 98 Printing and advertising, 509 82 Street lamp. 1,270 90 Poor Department. 4,737 19 Special Constables, 854 00 Salaries and allowances 2,448 00 Miscellaneous, 2,412 73 $60,084 35 The cost of tbe Fire dspartssent, then paid by the Fire district, is not included in the above. A comrnrieon of these figures shows that our highways bare cost us some $500 more than last year, The additional outlay was well expended, in our humble opinion, and our streets are in enough better condi tion to well repay the incioased cost. The cost of tie police department, is a csvy item. It was swelled last year by the presence of the returned soldiers, nnd can probably be reduced next year to a sum no greater than was paid in 1S65 for spcsial constables. The Poor department shows n considerable increase of expense, and we suppose must continue to, while the cost of living remains so high. The chief item of the past year's expen ses has been the payment of the debt of the city, which, amounting to over $20,000. has lrten wired out. Starting thus square, the committee arc able to present an estimate for a much more moderate outlay the coming year, as fol lows : Estimated Expenses of nut year. Unpaid Warrant and accounts, $1,700 00 Liquor Agencv indebtedness, less amount of liquor on hand, 3,530 S2 Fire Department. 1,500 00 Street " 1.500 00 Poor 4,000 00 Due South Burlington and inter est, about, 900 00 Sabries City Officers, 1,700 00 Police services, 5,000 00 Street lamps and lights, 1,000 00 Printing, advertising and sta tionery, 300 00 893 Contingencies, 2,000 00 $10,130 10 To meet this, in addition to tbo receipts from other sources, tbe sum of $10,513 85 must be provided by tax ; to raiso which tbey recommend a tax of 55 cents on the dollar. To this must be added whatever tl citizens vote lor the establishment ol a cem etery. wealth orncta's retort. Dr. S. W. Thayer, Health officer, makes a detailed statement, showing the Sanitary condition of the city ns developed by vioita tioii and inspection ot every house and yard and recommending various measures fur the improvement of the city. A long ohaptc is devoted to the need of a better supply of water, which has been already published and distributed over the city ; and a good deal of space to the discussion of cholera and other epidemic diseases and the mcaiurcs that should be taken to prevent their ap pearance here, lhe Health ouiecr recom mends a tborou yards, and every rfcice where any filth has accumulated, the removal of all manure, the regular Hushing of the city sewers, and tbe extension of certain drains, tbe imme diate commeneemcnt of another cemetery or enlargement of ono of the present ones, the regulation by authority of tbe keeping of swine, and the adoption of other sanitary regulations. SCHOOL SCrSBI.NTEN'DEN-TS RETORT The Report of Rev. Mr.Mix, School Super intendent urgen the adoption ofa change of management ol the schools by amending the charter so as to bring them under con trol of a Board of Education for the entire city, appointing a City Superintendent, re arranging the school districts, and erecting new school Iwuses. The report says, our common schools are now for the most part neither well managed nor effective, and the Union High school by no means what it ought to be, tlioogh perhaps as well con ducted as iKiesible under existing circum stances. In many of the districts the school houses aie not large enough, nor fit for their purpose ; and in most ot the'chools there is great lack of thorough grading.Not sufScicnt pains is taken in selection of teaohcrs. Tho primary and high sobools do not, and can not, work harmoniously together. Tbe Superintendent sees little hope of chan-e for the better under the present school system and therefore urgrs tbe change above mentioned, that thorough uni formity and regularity may be secured and a regular ascent in tiaining towards tbe University, tbat so an enthusiasm for study may be promoted which now the youth of oar city do not have, the desirableness of the city as a place of residence much in creased and its true position as the leading educational cs well as business centre of tbe State secured RzroKT or Tav. cnr attorn'it. The City Attorney reports that at present there are but two suits in which the City is interested, brought by Chas. Haynea and Henry O'Urady against the Town of Bur lington. The former, to recover damages for obstruction of the culvert under College street, ba been remanded from the Supreme Court to County Court, for new trial, which will probably fimlly terminate the suit. Tbe other .utt is to recover $300 bounty al leged to Nt due to tbe plaintiff as a voluatcer in tbe 17th Regiment. This claim, with about twenty others, was rejected by the City Council last summer, and in the opin ion of tbe attorney, lias no legal fsonda lion. Rzrosr or thr ciuar or rvLiei. Constable Drew, Chief of PoKee, reperti that tbe present poiieo force is sufficient for all ordinary purposes. There have been made 248 arrests during tbe year, of wbieti it it safe to say nine tenths were tbe results of tbe twee f liquor. Tbo report says just Complaint i- made of tbe iasiiBciency of light for tbe city lumpi, and recommend; eon iteration of the use of kerosene instead of gas. RXTORT Or THE CHI IF ENGINEER. Chief Engineer Nelson reports tho fire ap paratus of the City all in good working or der, but that there is a lack of ho-e. There has been but one fire in the city for thirteen months. He recommends the discontinuance of the Annual Supper of the fire Depart ment, and in place thereof a gratuity of $1.50 each to every active fireman of tbo Boxer, Kthan Allen and Hook and IiidJcr Companies. Ho recommends the disbanding of Volunteer Kngine Company, on account of the uscltssne of the engine, and pre sents his migration as Chief Engineer. UQCOit AGENT'S REPORT. Invoice of Liquors on hand, Feb. 22.1, 1S05, $5,255 23 Purchased from Feb. 22, 1SC5, to Feb. Ut, 18CC, S.7S9 61 Expenses of Agency from Feb. 22, 1SC5, to Feb. 1st, I860, 1 30S 03 $15,352 90 Liquor sold frojj Feb. 22d, 1S65, to Feb. 1st, 1SC0, 13,405 75 Empty bold, sold Fcb.22J, 1805, to Feb. 1st, 1800, 102 65 Invoice of Liquor on band, Feb. 1st, 1SC0, 2,622 60 $16,131 00 Balance, $S73 10 Included in the above is $164 00 received for Liquor roccived of Constable, under the Prohibi tory Law, leaving tbe profit ot the agency, $614 00 All money received prior to Miy 1st, 1SC5, was paid to tbe Town Treasurer. P. II. CATLLN, Agent. recorder's RXTORT. The report of the Recorder is an abstract of fines and forfeitures in his Court, from Jan. 9th 1865 to Feb. 1st 1S66, amounting to $675 14, after deducting fines and costs not collected. . The number cases tricoTis 67. JCSTICR S RirOKT. John 15. llollcnbcck, J. P., reports fines and penalties imposed by bim from March 16 1865 to Jan. 31st 1866, amounting to $219 10, in 25 cases. auditor's retort. The Audi torn report that tbey have ex- Interest IJ. S. Dep. fund. . I 34 amir.cd tbe accounts of the Ovprrrcr of Poor and find as follows : Whole amount of ex penses in Depart ment of Overseer as reported and brought to our no tice Actually paid by Overseer as per vouchers and evi dence. $C,17I 3S General acconnt Farm account Wood account 1,403 40 701 01 1.CC5 05 3.SS3 00 Amount received by Orcrseer. Mayor's- Warrant Of S. Huntington $4,0 00 23 93 From wood sales 3 75 4,177 73 leaving in band j of L Overseer, cash $344 07 25 00 300 07 Leaving a balance agaiust the city unpaids! Tho Overseer claims as ;' 1,996 65 salary 400 00 Tbe Auditors iccommcnd that in the fu ture no aceounU should be allowed, unles accompanied with voucher in euitablc form and conditijn to Lo properly filed and num bered, that with the accounts they may be preserved in the City Register's office for future reference. In nddition to the aliovc $2,000 has been pid the Overseer which is included in the report of the Treasurer. The Overseer claims to have on hand some $1,500 worth of wood. Thr Watir QcttTio.v. Tho recent Re port of Health Officer Thayer, to the City Council, among other matters ot the utmost importance, discuses the immediate need ol a supply ot pure wetter lor our city, as in dispensable to its health, security and pros perity. He states tliat there are 650 persons in Burlingtin who dend uiron the Lake alono for water, and that there arc ne less than ISSri persons who arc dependent entirely up on cisterns, many of which from want of repairs supply foul water, and wbieb ol course bcMme dry when the supply of rain i intilr. Tjkinr. in the Acnueduct works, - the wells and all sources, still the supply of water for the place isnvJ halt what it should lc, for ordinary private purposes, and not one quarter of what is needed for both pub lic nnd private mc. " Wntcr," he says "is said to be the life blood of a city. If we were to estimate tbe degree of vitality, js- rested by .the City cf Burlington, by the insntity of water circulating through it. we should bo forced to consider it an almost bloodless, and a very feeble city." Tbe Committee of the City Council on the eubject, Messrs. Ballou, Brink, Apple- ton and Barnes, have al-o mado a clear and forcible report in which tbey urge prompt and energetic action. They recommend the pur- cbasu of the works and pipe ol the Burling ton Aqueduct Company ; the construction of a capacious reservoir to bold eight mil lion gallons, on the ridge East of Tuttlc Street ; and the erection of works to supply with water taken from the Lake at some stance from the shore, lhcir estimate ot the expense is as follows : Purchase ef Burlineton Anucduct Company, 5 25.000 00 Buildings at the Lake and Pump ing Msehinery, complete, in chirr Lm- nier extended 300 fect into the Lake, 23.500 00 Pipes and Laying. CS.000 00 Reservoir. 9.000 00 75 Hydrants, one at every street crossing, 3,500 00 Valves. Gates and Slop Cecks, 2,500 00 Superintendence, &c 2,500 00 Uneslimated items ami Sundries, 2,500 00 Five Watering Trsughs and two Fountains. 1 ,0O) 00 Meters, 2,000 00 S 189,501) 00 To raise the necessary funds, tbey recom mend that the citizens le asked to author ize the issue til six jcr cent, lands to the re quired amount ; and the saving to our citi zens in reduction of insurance premiums alone, will, they soy, pay the annual inter est On tho whole sum. TLc rcpotts Iiave.lccn printed in pam phlet form, by tho Council, and will be dis tributed to-morrow. We commend tlieni to the careful consideration of our citizens, and doubt not tbat every pul he spirited man after reading tbem will join us in raying, " i must hare the water trorls." Sale or Hostital Buildings. Tbe sale at auctisn of tho store-houses, kitchens, mess roams lc., connected with the U. S. Hospi tal in this city.iri announced by Capt, Sawyer under orders from tie Quartermaster Gen eral. The long wards, which are of most value, do not appear to bo included. The sale takes place on the 14th inst. The Trots on tux Dar. Five entries were made Wednesday afternoon for the 1st purse of $25 for horses that wcro never trotted better than 3.15, best 3 in 5 to harness. The race was won by O. A. Morse's "Fear Not," time 2.56, 2.50 and 2.54. A. J. Danlortb's "Gen. Stannard" came in second, and J. Fay'a "High Fly" was withdrawn in conse quence of having cast a shoe. Tbe contest for the second purse of $50, open to all horses owned in Chittenden County, best 3 in 5, was a sharp trial between Joseph Ba con's "Plum Bob," and C. B lodge tt's "Lady Wilkine." The first two heats were won by the "Wilkine Mare" in 2 56 and 2.50. Tho third was a dead heat in 2.49, and the fourth heat was won by "Lady Wilkins" in 2.51. Tux Trots. The puiec of $100, open to all horses, was takca Thursday by Capt. A. Austin's Whalebone." Time 2.42,2.41, 2.36. Miller & Fay's "Greyhawk" was the only other borec entered, and took the second lest premium cf $25. There were no entries for tho " grand Scrub race," which was to close the races, and for that and other reasons it did not come off. The Spring term of the University of Vermont commenced March 1st. Real Estatr. The old "Merchants' Bank Building" on Water street, opposite tbe "Lake House." has been purchased by D. A. Van Nameo, Jr., for 3,000. the I Orr Tne Track Sheriff Munson had quite a collision on the Vt. Central K R. track with a Fox, whose arrest for intoxica tion we noticed a day or two since, and both went off the track, down an embankment. Xo lives lost. TII1KTV NINTH. CONCKK3S. TIRST SZSSI0R. Washington, Feb. 27. The amendment to the Constitution renorted by the Reconstruction Committee, securing to the citiiens of each State the privileges of citi zens of tbe several States, and equal protection in the rights of life, liberty and property, being up, Mr llijby (Cal.J snake in sunnort of the amendment. He referred lothe Constitution to prove that it intended to provide precisely for that which the amendment would provide tor. Mr Hale (of N Y.) opposed the amendment He thought the necessary reforms in State Ieiris latin should come from tbe State itself, and not be forced upon it hv the centralized power of Losgress tor instance, most, if not all the Stateo.maJe distinctions against married women in the matter of property. Was it for Congress to remove these distinctions T Mr Stevens succested that when all of the same class, all married women, were dealt with in the same way, that was not unequal legisla tion. Mr Hale regarded that arsumcat as much more specions than sound. For by a parity of reasoning it might be said that when one negro was dealt with in the same way as another, it was not unequal legislation. He apprehended tnat the distinction of class was quite as broad between negroes and white men as it was be tween married women and unmarried women. He insisted that the American people had not yet found oat that the State governments were insufficient to protect the rights and liberties of the citizen. If the gentleman from Ohio (Mr Bingham) hid found it so, he would recommend him to emigrate to New York and he wouhl find it very different. -Mr Jimsham It is intended to protest tens of thousands and hundreds of thousands of loy al white citizens of the United States, whoe-.- property by local State legislation has been rested from tbem by confiscation, and to pro- t.ct them from banishment laws, for which there has been no federal statute to this day to give relrcss. Mr Hale Let me warn the gentleman that there are other liberties as important as the liberties of the individual citizen, and these are the liberties and rights of the States. The her esy ot State Rights has been quieted. Lit us see that a more dangerous heresy does not rise up in its place. 1 eppese tnc amendment as unsaund in substance, as impolitic in itself, aad as not la conformity or harmony with the theory of the Constitution. I oppose it as uacalled for at all times and as especially uncalled for now when cur tendencies cught to be all the other way. I especially orpese it for the manner in which it I 7 U. V... I.,,n:.t ,1... ,,.1. TT,. T Jo njieve ,ait the uretenUime is favorable I for the calm, dispassionate consideration of con titutional law. 1 uo not teneve tnat tbe cir cumstances surrounding the House to-day are conducive to deliberation. I ask gentlemen not to adopt so fundamental a change in the govern mental system as this measure proposes at least until time shall have been given for examination and discussion. Mr Price (Iowa) prefacing his remarks by saying that he was not a constitutional lawyer like many other gentlemen in the House, gave what he understood to be the meaning of the prcspesed amendment. It was simply this : lhat it a citizen ot f ennsylvania or lowa should visit Georgia cr South Carolina, he should have the same protection there which he would have bad be lived the-e all his life, tor the last thirty years that was not the case. Northern citizens going to the Southern States did so at tbe risk of a coat of tar and feathers, and of being ridden on a rail. lie was inform ed that recently a party of eight men went from Illinois to Mississippi to wcrx in a machine shop and that six of them came back, tbe other two having been murdcred'between the shop and their boarding house. Mr Wright (dem. N Y.) raised a question of order tbat the House was not trying murder cases. The Speaker overruled the question. Mr Price believed that, though he was not a constitutional lawyer, he knew how much two and two made, ard that he bad always given tbe proper answer to the question. He was discus sing the real question before the House, and sticking closer to it than any cne who had pre aeJed him. He believed that Congress now had the power sought to be conferred by this amend ment, under the clause of the Constitution which declares that Congress shall have the power to proTtde lor tbe gtnerat welfare. .vlrilogers iul tbe gentleman inform mo where he finds that clause? Mr Price Certainly, sir; it has been a pirt of the joys of my life to impart information to tbe ignorant. (Laughter.) It is in the eighth section of the first article (reading it. ) Mr lagers Poes not the gentleman rear I trni the text of tbe Constitution T Mr Price See the difference between a com mon sense man and a constitutional lawyer. (Hoars of laughter.) Mr Iuieeri (Having referred to the Consti tution) It is here; you are right, I supposed it was only in the preamble. (Laughter.) Mr Price These gentlemen have talked about the Constitution of our fathers the Constitu tion as it is and when yoa bring them down to the real old Bible, the Constitution of our lath ers, about which they prate so much they arc as ignorant of it as they were before they were born. (Laughter.) Mr Chandler (dem. N Y,) I understand the gentleman to base his argument on the eighth section of the Constitution. Mr Price I based no argument on it at all. I based my argument on the resolution belore the House, and then I referred to what was al ready in the Constitution. Mr Chandler I ask the gentleman Mr Price declined to yield. Mr Chandler (while the Speaker was calling him to order and knocking loudly with his gav el) tried to make himself heard, saying that the centleman (Mr Price) entirely misconstrued the section, which was a mere power to lay direct taxes and raise arms. The Speakir directed Mr Chandler to take bis seat. Mr Chandler I will; but the gentleman is mistaken The Speaker It is defiance to the House and ol the Chair for a gentleman to continue speak ing when called to order by the Chair. Mr Chandler I beg the Chair's parJon. Mr Price I had not the least idea in the world of raising such a hubbub ic the House; but I am perfectly willing to impatt information to as many of the Democrats as possible; bat it is a harder job than I like to undertake at this late hour of the day. (Laughter.) A Bricut CouuisiioNiR. Commissioner Newton, in the January report of the Ag ricultural Bureau at Washington, copies from the St. Albacs Messenger a statement of the butter and cheese shipped from that station to market by rail, for 15 years past The commissioner heads the table "St. AI cans (Canada) export of luttcr and cheese into the United 5ZaM,"and adds : "This is a specimen of the greatly increased supplies sent from Canada into tbo United States under tho reciprocity treaty." Commis sioner Newton is a jewel. What would the country do if sach a light were to be put out? Pebuc DocruENTs. Wc arc under re newed obligations to Messrs. Poland and Woodbridgc for public documents of inter est. Business Cuince. Wc understand that Mr. C. E. Wyman on Church Street has sold bis stock of Dry Goods to Mr. Wm II. Roberts of Sbclburn, formerly a merchant at Lewis, N. Y. The establishment is tem porarily closed while an inventory is being taken, but will be re-opened in a few days under its new proprietorship with a largely increased stock of goods.