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THEBUELINGTON, VT. FREE PRESS. FRIDAY MORNING, JUNE 1, 18GG
GEO. W.it G. G. BENEDICT. editors and rsorsmoss. FRIDAY MOBNING JUNE 1. 16C6. THE WEEKLTFREE PRESS. Thi Eceusgtox TTiielt Fhze Peiss Is pup llshedevtr' Friday morning, asl contains the atestnerii report! of Boston markets andCarn brldra Cttle Market ; fall EUte, County and local intellljence . well selected Miscellany, ic- fc No care and outlay will be spare 1 to male It a re liable, Intern ting and Taluable fanny journal. The circulation of the Fnrn rarss exceeds that danr paper In the region, and it is, therefore, an nnrivalltj medlumfor advertisers. We desire to give additional attention to the It til ntutct the various town In this and adjoining Counties', In which our Weekly has a numerous cir culation, and tball esteem It a fiver if our readers will ftrttrdlca any Items of Interect. TrEKSOFTnEWEiKLTFnixrBis's per jcir $J In advance, and If not strictly In advance. t?.sn. l.Ieutrnant-ficiicrnl Wlnfirld Srott Gen. Scott was Lorn in l'ettrsburj;! Vir ginia, June 13th, 17SC, nearly three years before the' formation of the present govern mcnt of the United States. His family was respectable, though not one of the F. F. Vs. Bred to the Bar, be left it at the age ot 22, fjr ita Army, in whitb he received an ap pointuient as Captain of Artillery, and was stationed in Louisiana, lie first came into public notice in the war of 1S12, when l.c was p r culled to Lieut. Colonel, and ordered to tie Canada frontier, whetc he so distin guished himself, and acquired the title he was always so proud of, " tlic liero ol Chip pewa and l.undy's Lane."' Ills first active service in tLc wnr was to tatc part in the capture ol two British war vessel.-, near Buffalo October 9, 1S13 lie was present nt the battle of Queens town Heights, October 14. He was made prisoner at Qucenstown, but soon cxelinnged, and made a Colonel. He was Adjutant (Jen era! of Dcaiborn's army, and lad a rromi ncnt tart in the taking ol Fort George Made a Brigadier General early in 1P14, Lc formed a corps T ilile, infantry and artillery drilling it himself at BuSalo. The battle of Chippewa was fought July 5, 1814, and in that action be showed that he was as capable of handling and leading men in action as he was of instructing them in cimp. The battle of Lundy's banc was fought on the 23th, in which Gen. Scott re ceived two wounds, and bad two hums killed under him. It was supposed that hi wounds were mortal, hut he so for recovered by the close ol September as to be able to comply witli Government's request that h would take command of the troops that were prepared for the defense of Baltimore and Philadelphia ; end in October he took charge of the 10th military district, with his headquarters at Washington For these services he was made Major Gen eial, and President Madiscn asked him to take charge of the War Department, but he declined the offer. He went to Europe in 1510, entrusted with a teact mission by the govcrnmcnt,and had an opportunity to study the art of war, as it was illustrated In the niighty armies of the allies, which then held Pari?. After his return he served against the Indians on several occasions in the Northwest, the South and the Southwest, In 1832,at the time of the nullification trou b!cs, he was sentto South Carolina, where his firm but conciliatory course commanded the approval of President Jackson ; and he subsequently superintended the removal of the Cl.crokccs. The Canadian troubles that began m 1S37 led to his lreing employed on the Northern frontier once more, though his mission was tnc of peace. He passed along the frontier from Detroit to the Vermont border, addressing the citizens at Buffalo. Ogdensburgh and Pittsburgh and there and elsewhere dispersing bodies of symjathizers with the Canadian patriots. His services in the Mexican war, which established his fame as the greatest livin; Captain, arc fresh in the recollection of many of cur readers, lie landed with 12,000 men at Vera Cruz on the 9th of March, 1.47 and in less tlian three weeks had taken it with oOOO prisoners. Three weeks later fcc won the magnificent victory of Cerro Guttio over Santa Anna. The brilliant successes of Chcrubusco, Molino del Ecy, and Chepuitc pec followed, and on the 14th ef September, he marched his army into theCity of Mcsioo In 1SG2 en. Scott received the big i.omination for the Prcsidtniy. much to the disgust of Mr. Fillmore and Mr. Webster. The course of the "Silver grays"' as the followers of those gentlemen were called practically divided the Whig rarty and se cured the election of -'poor Pierce." But four States, Vermont, Massachusetts, Tenn essee and Louisiana, gave Scott their elector al votes, and have never been achamed of it. The popular vote was more creditable to the country, for Scott received 1.3b6.50 votes against 1,001,214 cast for Pierce. The final break up of the Whig party, the wjeeJof the Miseouri Compromise, the Kai. trou bles and the Kcbcllion, fulhiwed, all of which, to human judgmcnt.wouid have been prevented by the election cf Sdtt. Uut tl c oursc of events was ordered by higher wisdom than man's und vrc must believe that all was for the best. He was nuuh- Lieutenant-General by brevet in 1S55, and it ws .intended that the rank shoull iu: survive him, an nrrnEKemtnt which circums'anccs e;t aiJe. Gen. Scott's course in the recent struggle is petty well known. He never voted, con : sidcring it his dnty as a soldier to take no active part in political strife. He sire his sympathies to the Bell and Everett ticket. At tl c enlhreak of secession, following Mr. Lincoln's election, his advice to President Buchanan if the "edd public fui.otionaiy" had had the patriotitm and pluck to have followed it, would have crushed the rclcl lion.in the bud. He urged the efScient gar risonici: of tic Southern ports, the proper disposal of the navy and the collection of duties outside of the Southern ports, by ship of War. He was allowed, t however, hy Buchanan, only to take measure for the security of Washington, and the little i force 1 c muttered for the purpose, through j ' the hesitation of the rebels proved sufficient. I ' Gen. Scolt pronounced the inauguration of President Lincoln " the most critical and hazardous event" with which he had been connected, ne wis freely threatened with assassination, if he dared to protect the ccr- 1 AA his dntv then as alwavs , cmony, but did his duty then, as always, t jv uouy oi suiuitjo, ;u umru ...u. ( Lave reached Mr. Lincoln frcm the level of I , . , , . I tbe street, must have passed through two or three troopers, guarded the person of the i , "President elect, and sentinels placed ujxn J the house-tor along Pcnnsylvapia avenue, prevented an attempt at assassination from rrcventea an aitempi ai us- e om above. Gen. Scott marched with the regu- law which flanked the procession on tl j parallel street;, and took bis post with the batteries of light artillery, which were ready to sweep Capitol Square with If the occasion stoma demand. .Ml passed on quietly and Gen. Scott and the Action drew long breath oi relief when it wa; over. On the 3d of March, 18G1. General Scott addressed a communication to Mr. Seward, in which he stated that the rebel; could be conquered in two or three years bv in vading armies of net less than 300,000 men, at cost of at least $250,000.0 00. The re sult, as he predicted, would le- "fifteen de vastated province.'" "to 1-e I hi for geneia- tico by hcarr garrison..' M.rinViD; Irum . r "ul l""!' ' i with the failint; energies and itToliitit'ii of ' OTer three tcotc cars. i e se.rgMrd as a p. s- i , . . i c-. , I Silk nllirnatitc. to saytr .1,. cded State. -wayward sisters, dcpait in iicc." At few days satisfied him tint war was Hie only I solution (or ttfc problem, and la' paliiutically and loyally erfotu:d, as I is cnle-cblcd ahil. itics would jcrrait, the duties vUiich dcvul- ved on him as commander nl li.e army, lie ' had the directien of military affairs until , his withdrawal fiom piUie life-. XuvemWr ! 1, IsOl. He then went to Europe, hut re- ; tuml heme when it fteimd likely that the dispute Ulwetn Ameriea and England. glowing out of the Trent allsir, wml i lead to war. Alter bit return, his lift was fb- j ed in retirement. i His death appear to have been the- le- sult of no jarlieular diseiue. He was out I on Satiuday afternoon, and then showed no , signs of approaching denth. Sunday he lc-j gan failing quite fast, though none of Ids! physician." txrecteel he would expire at such an early day. Ho was retft-etly eurrtcious up to the moment of his deth, tlioeigh he had lost his voice some two hexirs. nevioue. He rrecgnitid the char lain of the rot" ten minutes before he died, and chui-e-d hi; hand in silence. At five minutes Kforc eleven. Thursday, May 29, l&CG, he passetl jeaco- fully away. His colossal form, and the massive dignity of his personal apiearancc, will be remembered byall whoever saw him, and Ctly represented the true greatners and dignity of bis character. Eminent alike in Peace and in War, the Nation will long cherish and henur his memory. Tho President upon learning his death issued the following proclamation : Executive Mansio.x, May 29. The President, with profound sorrow, an nounces to the people of the United States the death of Win&eld Scett, late Lieut. General cf the army. On the day which may be appointed for his tuceral the several executive departments will be closed. Heads of War and Navy depart ments will respectively give orders for payment of appropriate honors to the memory of the de ceased. (Signed! Andrew Jouxox. 3Ir. Thnd. Stevens' Bill. Mr. Stevens of Pennsylvania, has present ed his plan of Reconstruction in a hill, and when he shall have duly sustained the same in a speech, will, we trust, feci better. It must, indeed, have been to free his mind, and not with any K-rious lelief that Con gTCSS could adopt his measure, that he has offered it. Without criticizing its details it is enough to say of it that it embodies Mr. Stevens' idea that the' citizens of the late rebel States are "alien enemies" of the United Statcs, now held in subjugation by the military power of our government. It declares in tcims that the subjects of the late confederacy have renounced nil allegi ance to the United States, and it requires a process of naturalization before they can be come citizens, as in the case of other for eigners. Such is not the theory on which the loyal men of the country fought through the war ; nor the theory on which they propese to reconstruct the Union. Their theory, if we understand it, is the simple and common sense one, that the citizens of the States which seceded, were i litthous o' izensof the United States, still owing tiic allegiance they wickedly declined to render tJ the government ; deserving punishment fjr their crime ; and now. when subdued, properly field to certain conditions, intended t secure peace, protection for all classes, and enduring harmony, before they can lie readmitted to all their former right, privil ege! and power. Wc elmll be surprised if Mr. Steven' bill reaches the point ot serious eonsiderat inn in the House as a practical measure. C'oM.EUSio.NAL. The House on Munday Cnished consideration of the tax hill, and it was pas-cd with the amendments made, hy a vjtcof 111 toll. There was quite a dis cussion on Saturday over t lie tec-lion appoint ing a Special Commissioner, Thad. Stevens urging tliat the appointment should be made by Congrcrs and not by the Secretary of the Treasury, and Mr. Morrill and others oppos iug biui. The-amendment vtas adopted as first reported. The sections relating to spir ituMiB and malt liquors arc to go iuU dera tion the Cist day of September; the remain ing portions of the law, July first. When the Committee oi the Whole reach ed tlic question of officers', Mr. Thad Ste vens changed the character of the debate by moving that the Special Commis--incr be elected by Congress, instead of appointed by the Secretary of the Treasury. He said that he did this for the purpose of preventing the Secretary of the Treasury liavin m-Jie patronacc, because he was prostituting his liich office to Tarty purposes. A i.icmbcr ol this House went to the N-eicti-rv this morning for the purpose of obtaining an ap po:ctmcnt in his district, and he was asked whether the party seeking the appointment was with the President in his olicy ; and the Secretary distinctly stjtcd that he would make no appoiutment except of parties who sustained the President, it is time to build up a wall t i protect those who support us. The Secretary "I the Treasury ,hy this action ha9 been guilt v ol a malfeasance in efficc, aud other snimrdinates of the President have also asserted, thrt appointments will depend upon the fcelirg ol the applicants upen the question of ll.c President's policy. We should let it be understood that wc arc here as the grand inqjest or the nation, and will pass upon these mattcrd. We arc recreant to the interents of the country if wc do not stand by those who stand by us It is time we say to our friends that we will not per mit them to he destroyed by the recreant tools of a iccre-ent President A member of this House calls upon the Secretary of the Treasury to ask for an appointment for a constituent and he is questior.e-d as to the political status of the applicant, and is told that in these appointments be consults a certain recreant and apostate Senator. It is time this was remedied. Let this appoint ment at least to be taken from the Secretary and let Congress elf ct an officer, as it has a right to do. j Sir. Morrill of Vermont said be deprecated such lancuaac. and rcsietlcd that the amendment had been suggested. He had , fa t j. yaia M ftr awaj ag posfiWc from the Secretary OI tnc ( Treasurynd would vote againct the amend- t ment He had rot n treed with all the Sec- s!dTbu7 he reSeft ! acciDsly that this subject should have been broached. The Indiana speech of the Secretary was sound and cood, hut tbe ch ,hc r,bf n,?ht r,c.7 ?,d ta? and Tery unrortunatc. But tie (Mr. Morrill) , still hoped politics would be kept far away ' from tbe department, Mi. Hale of New lork read the article of Cosstitdtien giving the appointing power to the President, asd be argued that Congress bad no power of appointment whatever. He did not know whether the provisions of the Constitution would have any weight with the gentleman from Pennsylvania (Mr. Stevens), but be hoped it would have weight with the Committee. He would inquire of the gentleman from Pennsylvania (Mr. Stevens), ir he proposed to override the Constitution, in order to punish the Secre tary of the Treasury for his Tery wicked speech of the other niht. Mr. Stevens said this was not an office but a mere agency and the appointment belongs in this body ice gentleman irom ermont (Mr. Morrill) said he desired to keep poli nwcntol the Irrasury. It was lor ibis Ttirx - tiipt.a (hut i r I V!,. Strrrn.l liml rTf- posed tin amendment. lor the Derailment, it sctins, is rcgulattd by politics, and not by finance, and the Secretary of the Treusury is I'i'wmuuui: aiis 111111 ii4iir i unit us i"? .. . . . Mr. Delano "expressed the bclicr that there was a misapprehension somen here, and de- icnucu u.c ngiii ui any tiueer to ejjucss ins opinion. .Mr. .Moinll.feur Hie' turn that matters were taking, ttrminnted the delmte. and the "n""" ""I0"""- Tin: Pkesiivteriax Assejiei.v omiie istirs , TnE iAy. In the resolutions adopted by ,,c .tw .Scliw,l Prerhvterian Assembly in fusion at St. Iouis last week, they rtjjitc !lt ,jP continued functions of the Frccdnitn'B Buralu ; rejoice nt the inssageof the Civil n;,.lu till : reiterate the position the As- umlilr imit lnt vrar in rc-mrd to neuro ! suffrage, and claim that if Kuffrage lc not universal it ought at Itnt to be imnrtial ; declare that the Lacis of reprtstiitati-jn in Ceirgre ss should he ehapged so as to meet the exigencies growing out of the abolition ol slavery, and tliat neither the national Ex ecutive nor Congress should adopt any method of reconstruction that docs not effectually protect all loyal tt-rsons in the Southern States, and allege that for the vin dication of national justice the chief fomen- tcrs and representatives of the re-licllion should, by due process of law, c consigned to punishment. A motion to strike cut the last lcsolution was lost by a decidid vote, and the whole tcries was passed without a dissenting voice, Visitors I.DicsATix. The Kichmond Timet, of May 22, says : "The Iter. Fitz. 'the hound of Zion.'and the autocrat of the Freedmtn'e villace in North Carolina, is under arrest awaitinc trial. On the showing of Generals Steedman and Fuller ton he ought to be hanged." The showing of those General was to the effect that Mr. Fitz abused the blacks and comjclled them to work for him without wages. Indignation at such an offense is so new and so good a sign at the South, that we make haste to chronicle it. Perhaps, how ever, the wrath of the Richmond papx is excited because a " Yankee" has presumed to exercise the prerogatives of the Southern chivalry, in such treatment of the negroes How is it? .llaWIn? Treason Odioti'. We are not of these who say or believe that the President wishes to put the Government into the nanus or its enemies, l; is sheer lolly to in. sist that that he is anxious to welcome redband. ed rebels into Congress. A man is not proved a villain because his views appear to tie short sighted and perilous. Some of the bonestes t men in the world have done the most miscbicr, but for all that they were not bad men. That the President should with to see the Union re stored to its normal condition during his Admin "titration is most natural and laudable; nor Is it necessary to susrect the motive of such a desire. We disagree, indeed, with mary of his views. and the temper in which he often discusses pub lie affairs in his popular speeches is most lamen table. His disposition to make assent to his the ories the test of patriotic fidelity is, or course, simply preposterous, and any systematic attempt upon his part, which we do not anticipate, but which is clamorously urged upon him, to pros titute the vast patronase of office to the promo tion of his own purposes, however honestly these purposes may be entertained, wc trust will be Constitutionally opposed to the utmost. But we believe he heartily deplores the unpromising state of feeling in large portions of the late rebel section, and while he is inclined to attribute to the delay of Congress to admit loyal repre sentatives from that section, he probably entire ly forpets how much of the unsatisfactory con dition of the late insurgent States is due to departures from the policy of making treason odious. When the Unicn men of those States who have suffered every kind of outrage, who have been fined, mobbed, imprisencd, and have seen their Union neighbors hunted and tortured and hung for their fidelity to the Government, see a man like General Humphreys or .viississipp , a con spicuous, leading traitor.hastily pardoned by the l'rcsiiient that he may become Governor; wbrn tbey see Mr. Monroe of New Orleins, another chief trailer, pardoned that he may become Mayer; when they see members of tbe Cabinet deliberately annulling the law or the land in or- dcr to appoint late rebels to national ofSces.while the most noted and tried union men in tbe in surgent States ask in vain for such recogniticn ot their fidelity, how can such men help bitter ly feeling the contemptuous scorn with which the triumphant rebels regard them . If ow can they help asking why they might not as well have been rebels 7 How can tbey help the con viction that the policy of the Executive is con ciliation of rebels and not recognition of Union men, to avoid asking with intense incredulity whether this is the way in which treason is tote made odious 7 On tbe other hand, what is mere natural than that the late rebels who, as the President solemn ly declared last year, were to be made odious, seeing exactly what the Unicn mcu tee. should denounce Congress precisely as tbey u.-(d to de nounce "the Iorth, should heap every insult inc superlative, upon the most loyal men in the country, should vociferously declare their 'rights," and begin vehemently to expound the Constitution which for four years tbey have trampled under luot 7 vt bit is more natural than that these men whose treason, tbe President taught us, was to make them odious, should per secute with savage ferocity the most unfortunate and defenseless of all Union men in the South, the freedmcn, attack their teachers and assis emate the officers of the Bureau, when they tee tbat tbe incentive is plainly hostile to tbe I reed. men's Bureau, is reluctant to secure their civil rights, and fiercely denounces as traittrs their esj ecial tnenas I nhat is more natural than that these men who were to be made odiius should make it odious to have been a Union man, and as Mr. Botts says in Virginia, should "assume a superiority over the loyal men of this State, impudent, defiant, and determined to os tracise, decapitate, and put the brand of infamy upon loyal men, aad by legislation to render treason commendable and loyalty a crime." What wonder tbat tbe late rebel Mayor of Mo bile, at a bannuet of rebels, toasts together An drew Johnson and Jefferson Paris, while John Miner Bolts, whose fidelity to tbe Union will not be questioned, declares that he has abandon ed President Johnson's plan T What is tbe exrlanation of this extraordinary state ox attain I A year ago, amidst the total ruin of the rebellion and exhaustion ol the reb el section, and with the hearty sympathy and support oi every loyal man in the land, .Mr. Jon nscn became President, declaring, while all tbe people said Amen, that treason mast be made odious. Now, when a year has passed, it is loy alty mat is cuions and uangercua in tbe disaf fected section, and the vast body of loyal citizens gaze at the President in wonder. Is this situa tion to be explained by the delay of Consrcrs to . i: i l .... , auuiit ivjai icfjicscuuiiitca jrom unorganized States, or by tbe fact tbat the Executive has not succeeded in making treason odious in those States? If from tbe moment be became President. Mr. Johnson, while be reasonably pardoned and am nestied the late rebels, had strenuously support ed in every way tbe constant Union men of the rebel States, if he had shown tbe most unflinch ing determination that every right of tbe freed- men should be respected, and had every where Utnel the success of the Government by its omaai preierence 01 incse wno naa ueienaeu it nd believed in it under terrible trials, then, whatever his differences with Congress upon od might have been.poiSy rTen PPd ad resutleai as And B,hlj0BM Out If the Executive ehonU UMwerTin gl yfnsist urxm making treason cdiooi. not by hanging or iEprfaoninf or eon- fiscating, nor by treating every man who was In u j, te 1rere a murderer, tot by that firm preference ct tried fidelity which U perfectly intelligible and practicable, the raorlid trucn lence of tone in the late rebel section would abate, the painful and prolonged ruptare in the great Union party oald begin to heal, and the prospect cf a truly "restored Union" wooH be come much more promising, Harptr't Wttkly Tar ParsirjiAi's Flax. TheBostonTrcr eiVersaysof Mr. Johnson' obvious designs : 'The plan of festering the old Democratic party, and warming it again into activity, and giving it an attractive form and popu lar color, if ever entertained by him. was speedily rejected. He is not goirg to the Democracy, hut they will be permitted to come to him, only they must be qmet about it, and not tircct a puMic recognition just now. Nlw Yobs: State Simr Fair. Among the prizes awarded at this Fair, held at Uochcs ter, X V.. n short time ago. were the fol lowing ; A mericau Merinos. Hnis 2 years old and over-2d, Pavid Cutting, Kicbville, Vt., $20 8J, KJgsr Senford, Cornwall, Vt.. $10- Veir ling rams 1st, M. Clark, ShafUbury.Vt.. $S0. Ewes 2 jcats old and over 1st, N. F Wheel er, MiddJebury, Vt., 30. Vcarliug Ewes 3d, E. L. Searls, Cornwall, Vt, 10. For the best merino ram of any age, sweep stakes priiM to EJgir Ssuford, Cornwall, Vt., o0; and for the best rn of merino ewes of any nge, to .V. E. Wheeler, .MsJJlebury, Vt . cfio. CfTTi.c orr the Woods. Wc are totry to see the protess of denuding the face of the Country by clearing off the woodlands, still going on around Burlington. The in evitable result is severer seasons, worse winds, the drying up of thcttreams, and tho disGgurcii'cnt of the scenery. The Dorset Street woods hnve recently been partially cleared. Tho woods skirting Sunderland Hollow on the East hove also Uen extensive ly cut away. The most ruthless and atio cious piece of business of the kind, however. has been the clearing (if of the woods around the Ilih bridge, on the Burlington side. Those lcautilul woods, the home of countless wild thriven nnd tho resort of pic nics for a ge-nera'ion rest, arc now a uiel- ancholly wuste of stump, toon pro'ttbhy to be a jasturc or potato paten. He can think and sicakof such an act only as an abominable outrrgc. If this goes on there will soon not be an available spot around Burlington for a rural pleasure tarty ; the drives out of town will be deprived ot much of their charm, and Burlington become a much less attractive place of residence CfRtois Accident. As Mr. Packer and Mr. Fairbanks of Lyndon vvc riding tho other day, with a colt led behind the wagon the young Bucephalus took fright at ped dler's cart and jumped into the tragon. This naturally created something of a disturbance in the vehielcand a scrimmage followed for undisturbed ios-scssion, in which t quad ruped got altogether the let of it. one ol the men coming off with a broken rib. while the other got a leg broken iu several places The gentlemen would Iiave done w41 to :c member the wiie decision of the Iri'-h troorer when bis horse put hi loot in tbe stirrup "Bcdad," said Patrick, "il vou are going to ride, I'll get off." Petersbtrc and its environs. Wc ate under obligations to Capt. J. II. Platt, Jr. proprietor of Jnrratt'e Hotel, at Peters burg, a., for. an engraved map of the re gion about that place, showing clearly tbe entrenched lines of each army, and the va rious forts, over thirty in number. Peters burg is now one of the most interesting places on the continent, for the tourift. Wr monters finding their way thither will of course make their home at JarrattV. John Cain of Rutland, has been arrested, examined before justice C K. William, and bound up ler trial, for disturbing the late town meeting in Rutland. Col. C. II. Joyce was the prosecuting attorney, and Cain act ed as his own lawyer. The IleraM says "it is a very grave question, affecting all parties alike, as well as tbe property, busineest and reputation of the whole people of the town." Mr. Cain rroujise to show things up exten sively in his paper, anil the end of all tbe fuss is not yet, by a good dial. S. much for settling election? of Moderator by draw ing cuts. A Swiet Task. Isaac Touccy's ghost lias "revisited the glimpse of the moon" in a letter sliowinj; liow he Mn't scatter the United States Navy before the war broke out. This spiritual manifestation has ex cited the Burlington Sntinel to tbe task ol attempting to deodorize the memory of Mr. Buchanan's Secretary of tlieNavy, now five years politically dead, buried and offensive. The Fenian Anjis. The CItanipIain Jour- nal confirms the story or the seizure or Fe nian arms at Rouse's Point last week. They were in 32 boxes, each containing 40 mus kets, marked." machinery" nnd directed to E J. Manix, Malone. Mauix ian "Centie," or somethinir, and stated to Collector Dunn, by whom the arms weic seised upen iiistruc tious Tram Washington, tlmt he was a Fe nian, and did not care to deny it. He de clined tostato what was to he done with tho guns. Car ncRNED A Passenger car on the Odensburgh Road, was destroyed hy Ere, Friday morning, near Ellcnburgh. It caught from a man's pipe, who had been smoking in the saloon. A bill was reported to tho Scnato on Fri day, directing the Secretary or War to cautc Eurvcys made ai d estimates prerenrd or the expense necessary for. improvement of sev eral harbors ; amoDg them Burlington and Ogdcnsburg. Good Tehi-lars. The session of the Grand Lodge or the Independent Order of Good Templars, was held last week at Boston. Hon. S.I). Haetiugr of Wisconsin, was elected Prcident, for the fourth successive year. Sad fatalitv. The Ogdensburgh Repnb- Bean says that on Monday last, a lad named Carl Sullivan, aged about eleven years, was killed by a pistol shot fired by another boy named Henry Church, son of Henry F. Church, chicr clerk of the Ogdensburgh and Lake Champlain Railroad office at that place. Church had bis lather's revolver, which he had been showing to the boys. It was sug gested that it be fired off into the ground, and it is supposed that in trying to do so the accident occurred. Windham CocxTr Convention. TLc Re publicans of Windham County are first in the field with the call for their County Con vention, which takes place at Fayettcvillc, June 19th. The call is for a delegate Con- TentioD, and :s addressed to "tho freemen of Windham County who adhere to tbe prin- iples of the State and Actional Republican I union rariy." TT- Tl . ,, ' i'ersoniil. Rev. Jobs Newman, D. D., President of Ripley Female College at Poultncy, baj been appointed by the Secretary of War, one of the Visitors at West Point. The Examina tion commences cn the first Murray in June. Gov. Ddlinglmin La appointed Senator Edmands, Commis?iuM-r in the place ef the Ute Senator Font, under tbe joint resolution passed hy the last L-gis-lnture, authorizing the Governor to appoint two Commissioners to consider and report to the next Legisla ture on the subject of contributions of statu- unry for the National Hall of Statuary, in the Capitol. It will be rembertd that the old Hall of Representatives in the Capitol wns set apart by Congres for a National gallery ef statuary, and each State requested to furnish two statnes. Tho Commissioner, Hon. J. S. .Morrill ami Mr. Edmunds, are in correspondence wilji Powers the Sculptor, on the s'ibjtet. The Senate Iiaa cunBnaeti the- brevet appoint ments ol Fust Lieutenant ami of lptnin. conferred njen Second Lieutenant A. W. Fuller of tU- 10th Vermont, for gallant ai d meritorious; conduct at the brattle of Cedar Creek. Horace Pierce of Barton, bus Uen ap pointed LI. S. Assessor ot Taxe, in place cf R. W. Nye, of Irasburgli, resigned. W. B. Harding I Putney, took a prize in public debate at Yale College, Mtfy 10th, lor tho Linonia Society. Geo. Dyke, the fireman who washuitat Eagle Bridgo lately, died three days after. He lielonged in Rutland and was brought tli tie for burial. The President has nominated to tbe Senate William Faxon, now Chief Clerk oi tbe Navy Department, to be Assistant Secretary of the Navy, in the place of Captain Fox resigned. Captain Fox baa been nominated at the additional Steretarv of tbe Nay for the leriod ol six laonths. under the law re cently jpssed Col. Paulding is on trial before coorUnar- tial for dnol-edirncc of order, in eotinection with the .Merchants Rank affair at Washing ton. Deatii or IIn. k. 11. Faxscn The death of Judge French will be received with sorrow by a large circle of friends and ao- 'quaintanccs. For nearly a generation, be had been a prominent man in this county. He held various town office i- bia native town of Williston ; and four times represen ted the town in the- lvrgi-latr.ro, in !.!, 1&S9, and lf47. He was a leading member of the " l.ilcrty lriy." and in 1S44 ran as the Free Soil candidate Ion her of tLe 2Mth (Y-ngie.-s-, against lion. Geo, P. Marsh, lie wet must widely known, however, as Judge oi Probate lor this Coun ty, filling that responsible oee lor leu years, being first elected by the Lcgiskituic in and subsequently having nine elections hy the people, from l-2 to 1S00 inclusive, lie was a man ol kindly spirit, open hearted and oieu banded, and widely esteemed and trusted. He was a great sufferer during hut later years, fn m attLnia and rheumatism but attended to bit farm and tusincsa till within a few davs past. He died, a- we hear, of congestion of the lungs. Great Flaw Thetc have been within a lew days a number of very destructive Urea, At Oil City. Pa., Mar 20th. tbe whole cast side of Oil Creek, comprising hall the business portion of the city was horned including 75ttort,T hotels, 4 dwelling houses, a church and a Mrainary. The lost is over one million dollars, which is injured for only $1(10,000. At Hudson, Wit., Mav lUth, 0 buildings were buri.ed, with a lost of $3.ft),(H0. There wns a fire at Balltown. near Pit- hole City. I"a., May 25th, which did j."0, 000 daisace. At St. duis, on tbe night of May 2th the drug house of Peter Khh-w, on Main street, and tbe priming establishment of 11. 1'. Studlcy & Co., adjoining, were destroyed by fire. The loss will probably reach $220, 0O0. In St. llaul, Minn., May 2'ilh, the Cot taopulitan Hotel and ten smaller buildings were burned ; loss $73,000. In Pittsburc. la., ten f.uitdwz? were burned : amoontof loss not itatcd. The burning of Cungnss Hail atSaratoea, on Saturday night, will be n great damage to that place, whose hotel aeceimmodations have hy this lire and the burning of tbe United States Hotel last summer, been reduc ed one half, ami a serious inconvenience to tbe public, Tbe pecuniary loss will be $200 000. A groat many smaller fires have oecunod lately ; and the inlcrcnee is not without foundation that incendiaries arc at work ail over the country. PoLiciCotmT. Beforel'ecorder Read Tues day, two boy named Moran and Mahar.were brought up on charge of intoxication ; bat decision on tbeir case was reserved for the present. Theresa Stay was lined $5 and cost for prostitution. Police Coear. Before Recorder Head Wednesday, James Bisons was fined $10 and costs Tor assault on Ellen Lcfever Joseph Rolmr was fined $3 and coats for intoxitation, and refusing to disclose wliere he got liquor, was sint to jail Mlroe.1 in Ti-mikidck, Vt. A shocking murder was committed in Tunhridgc on tho 20th inst. The circumstances are thus re lated hy a correspondent of tbe Rtutrd : "A man by the name of Fox. not Ion? ami married a young girl by the name of Ashley. iney niu some trouble and parted. He became enamored of a young widow, and it seems was anxious to get rid ot his wife. Be saw her, persuaded her to meet him in an old barn, on a farm where there was no one living, on pretense of making up and livirg with her again. She met him there, and tbe next morning tbe barn was a heap of ashes, and her half consumed body wa found, with sufficient marks of vio lonce still to be seen upon Ler bead to show, be yond question, that she was murdered. Her lower limbs were burned off. but her bodv wns not consumed. Her skull was fractured, evi dently by a heavy blow. Ihe murderer is now a prisoner." Will Sold. Geo. T. Smith, wc hear, has sold his fine pair of hrowri marcs to Mr. Frank Carientcr, of New York, for $S00. Major General Butler. The Massachu setts Legislature has elected B. F. Butler as Major General of the militia of that State, which under the new militia act recently passed form one division. It is announced tbat Gen. Butler will accept thecommifeion. Aenoes the Lake. The Directors or the Whitehall & Plattsburgh R. R. have ap pointed Committees to secure a survcv of tl... 1 1 ... . , uu .uosenpuons u the stek. nuu propose to commence work upon the road Dannemora Stiito PrUon now has 420 in mates. The manager have recently strati a new ore bed on the prison land, after dig ging through 13 feet or earth end 6 feet of rock, which they are now opening. Miss Mary Churchill bat been appointed p-;lrDitref at JlCHiers. "Ogdensburjh has become a city, and elected its .first Mayor in the person of Mr. Browo. The whole P.pnbliean ticket was eteeted by a large majority." The above item is going tbe rounds of the Vermont pafcrs, but to news to the people of tli ill section, and shows tbat it is an easy thing to be mistaken. .Msfoae PaJMium. Rffcucan State Convention i Illinois. The main portion or the- call for a Rermb liean State Convention in llinoi?, iwuedMay 10th, reads as follows - Tbe Republican Union voters of Illinois who are in favor of keeping traittrs out of the halts ef Congress aud of asserting and maintaining the rizht of the lojnl people, through their rep- statatives in Coacrest, to fix aad determine the conditions on which the b tales lately m rebellion hall be rrmiited to participate in the govern ment of tbe United States, will meet in conven tion on the Mh day of August, at 12 .VI., at Springfield. The Republicans of Illinois in thus indi cating their intention to stand by their rep resentatives in Congress, strike tbe key-note of the campaign. Of course their call n for a Jtlryte convention, hardly any State but Vermont still dinging to tbe foolishness of mass conventions. Tub Ssnatobiai Qi emion We incline to the belief that the "unbiased wishes of tbe people" of Vermont would speedily develop itselt in tbe share ol a sweeping majority lor Mi. Morrill, were the question of bis eleva tion to the Senatorship submitted to them. It would le unjust to the eminent qualities tions of both gentlemen to institute- a com pnrisoii between them ; unjust to Judge Po land because ot but short ConffTe-esiorjal ex perience ; and equally uufair for Mr. Morrill, whose petition as tbe head ol the Way and Means Committee has given him a National rcpuUtion and influence, lie combines in a remarkable decree those ekmenta which the expe-rienrc of the rast few years would war lant us in helicvins are not posst sscd in a high degree by that august body, tbe L. S. Senate, viz.: financial ability of the first or der, lie is one of the most lahorioaa and useful men of the nation, and should Ver mont in her wisdom decide to tend him to the Senate, fdre will do herself honor aad se cure to tbe nation the scrvicea of one tbe corrTctneas of whose far-seeing and liberal policy in shaping the tariff laws of tbe coun try is universally acknowledged. Vergennts Irruwnttr. Sheep IIu-lMBdry. I from tbe Mirror Faraar 1 In the end, this whole question of Sheep Husbandry must, in tbe nature of things, settle itself upon this truth, namely . Tie ram ttkitk corritM and fmth'rs the mott mot it the bat. Tail moat lie at tbe bottom of every other fact, and il in any given breed of sheep, to tbe greatest attainable qaaioti ty of wool we can aJd weight of eareass. ootapleieneiia of form and symmetry of out line, to much tbe bit er. The beautiM will then have crowned tbe useful, and each st all make tbe other more attractive. Bat a beautiful form and symmetrical contour are only ornamenta ; they arc not essentials and if to these wc sacrifice the indii-pcnsa ble and fundamental fact of wool, we shall in tbe end tail. It is for this leason that we receive with, peculiar satisfaction any in timation ol efforts being made to find out bow much wool our sheep Jo produce. To accomplish this object we wish there eouid be a public shearing in every Wooi-f rowiog county in the country ,w here no mean should be sett w nri ployed 10 prevent every possi bility for deception. We are glad to'see any begiunings iu this work, for by and by we trust a proper -tandard of 'workmanship will be tbe result. A yet we bare seen no arrangements which come up to our ideas of the necessary requirements for a public enearing. iu any new 01 study, no experi ments can be reiia' ic unless tliew are. con ducted with the must canlul" and rigK scrutiny. Sonic thin?, but not much, can U told by a tingle shearing of a single animal. It we really wuti to learn anything worth knowing, the experiment should be billowed up from year to year. No prize should be ottered for any sheep until it has lieen shown publicly at least two years iu succession, and better if tbe time should be three years. Let competitors present their animals when their first rleeee is to be taken off, with such a bistory of tbe manner ot kee pinztas a society should direct. Tut a have them shorn, the wool to be 1 roir ly cleansed, and the ani mals all put into the care of one man, to be bv him kept till another year comes round, men to ne stiorn u gain, aud so tnc third year. By thin time we should fiud out beyond the possibility ol a doubt which were the best animals, and a premium would then mean something. If a certain class -if sheep will produce just as much and just as good wool, while tbey carry only 40 per cent, ot ex traneous matter in trie necoe, as another chias which shall be found to carry GO per cent, of extraneous matter, all other things in the two cmssea being equal, there can be no doubt which is best and the former class will as surely be the winner in the long race for public favor, as that men shall continue to breed sheep. It cannot be otherwise, even if every man willed it. The 20 per cent, extra foreign substance is a dead loas, and though the individual may contrive means to conceal it, tbe public is sure to dis eovtr it in time. If it shall be proved that n given amount of wool cannot be grown on a giyen carcass without a definite amount ot extraneous matter, and tbat the increase of wool will more than balance the cost of producing the foreign substance, then the public will not hesitate to accept and cultivate such sheep. Dr. IIenrt Bovntox. Woodstock, Vt. General Suehhan and the Mormon-. It appears tbat on April 10 General Sherman wrote the foUowing letter to Brighain Young : "Sir : A telegram comes to me frr-m res ponsible officers that four men, styled Gentiles-,' Iiavc been murdered by Mormons, and that there is an apprehension of further danger to the class. By Gentiles I under stand American citizens not ol your religious creed 1 am bound to give protection to all citizen, regardless of religious faith, and shell do so. Those murderers must be pun ished, and ir your people resort to measures of intimidation those must cease. All of our rcorJe most enjoy ermal riehls within the limits of our national domain. I know little or nothing of the causes of local trouble in Utah ; hot it is enough for you to know that our country is now lull ! til.! and experienced soldiers, who would be pleased at a lair opportunity to avenge any wrongs you may commit a-ainet anv of our citizens, even in that remote region I will soon have rigular troops in Ltah, and on the road leading there, when I hoi) we shall receive reports on which to base accurate opinions ; and I send vou this ibu not as a threat, out a caution that a sensible man should heed. "W. T S "Major General Commanding Department." Tl e great Mormon responded on tho 12th of the same month tbat no assasirmtion had occurred, except that of Mr. Bra'shcld. He atscrica aiso mat uentiles' Iivm .r as .Mormons', and that acts or violence oc curred more rarely In Salt Lake City than in any other of the size in the new States and territories, tin assertions were sapnorted bv a errtifirato Muni-d l.w . r - - o---- -j .uiuiueui vieu- tiles." Freaks or Nature. Mr. M. M. limes or Holland, has a Iamb with six legs, the inu uira ones e-cinj; attaciica to its side by the skin only. Tbey are rerrect in hnni. jointe, and hoof. They hang so as to cross eaeu oilier. G. O. Boynton. ol Holland, h , linid Z tV0rcr,ftct. lf8" Rtow from the iff Inint i,!J t lcg.18 IW l tbc&m- brii joint, and thence to the fetlock there arc two uonea covered by the same skin, and .,! in t...r..t r . 1 .-acPon Jpre,,. .. .-"7:7 falsehood never should Vermont Items. Tbe Ludlow Transaift jeays tkat the Tvson Iron Co. is O.K. and able and willing . . it :u Kl,Ti;. i.H.n-,Mn,,Ji1 IV meet .111 1 1 iwviiiin,, .umuiivvuivui was made that it bad failed, and it caused some excitement in Ludlow John Howe and Sila Warren of- Ludlow were badly hurt lust week while going down a hiil in Plymouth by the breaking down ol their wagon, Mr. Howe in falling out, struck his head against a rock and at last accounts had not been brought to hi serwes ; It is feared he will not survive. Stephen Whcelock of Eden hnng bimself a week ago Sunday, 111 a fit of dcrangetntnt ; .'oitanately lie was cut down in scasen to save hit lifo. Iu Caetleioti, Vt., last week, while a man wa cleaning out an old cellar over whieli a house was burned thirteen years ago. he turned out a leaf of Uead from a depth of six feet. It was as bard and dry as a brick, as well it might be. Tbe Rutland Commercial College is to le removed to Poultney and joined with the Normal School of that place. Province Island m Lake Memphremagoe, is need for a paMore gronod by Cartes Pierce, Esq., who has some 30 cotta on it rfetvs Items. Jeff. Davis lias "eigars. liquors and tobac co allowed him ad hbtttun A young may in Iowa, all tor love, re certly bung hem ff to a limbof the saw. Tbey manage things fn nniiy m California tunicary luneswor inronre. sxtvci uuij ing the deceased the band comes back and serenades tbe winow. A ' philopeKnist"' oi New Yotk enusaer utes among tbe other causes) tor the increase of crime the periodical issue of gorgeous fashion plates. Tbe suspension bridge across tbe Ohio, river at Cincinnati is completed, at a coat of $1,750,000. Tbe length of the main span iil,0o7 feet. An American engineer box contracted to I drain the valley of Mexico. An inundation I was feared the waters ot Lake Texeuco be- I in! within a few inches only of the lcve-l of the capita) There is a man in Cincinnati taxed on an income oi S 30,000, who eleven years ago exhibited a monkey in tbe atrcects tor a living. Mr. John Floyd,of Crown Pomt, N.Y.aged about sixty, cut hi throat with a raxor, on tbe 17th inst., from which he died two hours after. Dr. Solomon Andrews, with tb.ee others, made an ascent in bis flying ship itoa N. Y. Friday. After remaining an boar in the air they landed at Astom, five sailes distant Tbe Doctor has no doubt of his ability to mavijrate the air and claims that Ik- can go against the wind. Queen Victoria completed her fortx sevrntb year on Thursday, Mav 24th. On .-u. l r I ril ... . 1 ine -".-en 01 -one, toe -ill compile uie twenty-ninth year of her reign. Of Kn- years, anil upward. Tbe Washington correspondent of the Boston Post asserts that the President has : indicated an intention to make a radical ! change in tbe list of foreign appointments, from ministers down to rummereial agents, j The little tax of one rent upon ever box 1 of matches netted tbe government $1,-500,- j 000 last year. According to that, lo0,080, 000 bunches of U ses of matches must have , been used in this country during tbe year 1 equal to five hundred matches for every , man. woman and ehiki. A tornado occurred at R-icheater, X. Y.. last week Sunday Several buildings were ' unroofed, awnings torn down, and class wot broken to the extent of many thousand panes. In some of the public buildings, churches, Ac, scarcely a win lc pane of glass was left. . number ol persons are report e-1 injured. A eorTcspondent writes from Upper Coos X. II., as follows ; "No one can teU what a day may hriroj forth; but we can tell what a night recently brought to a young sighed Flora, pinsively, as she pointed witb farmer in this vicinity : Three calves, two ' her delicate finger to tbe heavy masses that colts, eleven pigs, nine lambs, and a baby." i floated in the skv. "Going to thunder !" Ihe I nited States turret ted monitor Mian- her UM"tiu:nCai broibr' tonomah ha created tbe greatest sensation The English "Society for promoting Chris at Halifax since the advent of tbe ' tian Knowledge." are advertising "Hymns Great Eastern. She proved to be a most tor use during tbe Cattle Plague, witb mu excellent tea-boat, though encountering a i sic." They arc probably to be sung to -the severe storm, apeaaung 01 ner oitcen in:n gaoB the Halifax Sua remarks, "tbey arc wnat wc read anout out seMom see. Senator Sherman and Gen. Sherman are expected at Dartmouth commencement, to see a nephew graduate. The emssoTliMl will have its quarter centennial meeting. George II. itissrU of New York, has added $000 to his gift for a gymnasium, making $21 .000 in all. and tbe work is to begin at once. Some $7000 or $8000 have already been pledged toward the contemplated me morial or alumni hall, and a svaeJarship of $1000 has recently been given to the college by an old resident of Hanover, Major Wil liam Tenney. In the Women' Rights Convention in New York but week. Mrs. Stanton urged that women should act as clerks in stores and ofi ces. and conductorst and drivers on horse-cart and stages. No, Elizabeth, that latter ar rangement will never do. How eould tbe tender-hearted creatures at conductors ever expel Irom the ear tbe gross fellows who fall on tbe cushions in drunken stupor. And as for driving stage, tilting Itoos and lloral bonnets forbid ! It is said that the law against giving free (asses on railroads in New York is already substantially a dead letter. Tbe Troy Wkig tells of a case in which a lucky citizen of that place procured a commutation ticket, good for one year, by tbe payment or the tnfiing sum of ten cents. Editors are to still ride free in New Vork, as the fact of tbe companies advertising in tbeir journals make the editors "employes. " One day last week a lend of outlaws went to the house of a man named Gunter, in Ovetton county, Tennessee, and took him to the woods, stripped and weio unnsmTnUv whipping him. when hir) dsuirhter SPITMi fa a hatchet, rushed to tbe spot and sueeeded in killing two of the ruffians and wounding others. The vou re' ladr and hr IntW have since been driven from the country. The amount of whrtkrv mnftllHUl annual ly for drinking purposes, it estimated by the i.evenuB Commission as averaging a gallon and a half rr head to the whole riru,latL. r 1 c. . i -i "" i- oueu oiaie. trge as this may appear, it is shown that tho consumption in Canada and the oth'er British provinces reaches over one gallon and a quarter rer head. Itev. J. P. BardweU or Oberlin, agent for the American Miionarv Assoemtion in Mis sissippi, was lately, in Grenada, Miss., set upon hy a crowd and savagely beaten. The Bureau agent, Lieut. Blanding, came to his assistance aixl advi-cd n complaint at once to the Mayor. On reaching tbo Mayor's of fice, .Mr. BardweU found tbat the man who had led the crowd had already been before the Mayor, made complaint against himself, and paid the fine of ten dollars, and was ready for more work at the same price. Three days niter, Lieut. Blandmg himself wag at tacked era the street and shot three times, and died in twenty-tour hours. Gen. Butler, in srnltini. np n, to show rebels tfcose privileges and rights allow rebels those M-ivdR- nn,l sk7. A . .. . ' un w ,ccir lellow-nicn, says that "when the prodigal son returned, the fllttrvl will e f.:1t..l t.a 1 . hat nllTnl . uo not rt.4 thought that tbo sYrvanU were his'equals anD d "kcd ' bo treated like tbcm,-zW Pott. tVc hear tbat a bill will be presented at ' tho next session of our States Leht,n 1 1 1 other reasons, should be respected. A congressional committee has) been ap pointed to examine into the condition of the National Banks. Whether N. P. Is includ ed or not, diesn't appear. At last accounts .1. xr. was in rxcenenc roDuiiwn ar.u onrc National than ever. As every detail in tbe life of great men is of inteiest to the. public, we take pleasure in announcing that our neighbor Greeley hs reecntly experienced a change of hat. - A mrroipoBtfent asks why the present Congress: should be called the "Rump Con gress." We sre unable to soy, unle-s it is because Rump is a convenient abbreviation for Rumpus Saturday Press. A Nkw Organ. Captain Blakely tell u that in walking along in Dannemora the other day he heard a terrible squealing. On looking around be saw a little girl with a pig in lier arms, wild her right hand hold of its tail and turning as though it were a crank Aking her what she was doing, tbe little minx replied tbat she wa " per forming on a bog organ." That cbild. leva ted to a higher sphere, would doubtless be smart and amiable ! Platuhurffk Sentm'i. OiN. How-abu and thi 1'Rssincsr. The telegraph says that Gen. Howard has ad dressed a letter to tbe President, apdogizin for his letter recently published in New York in defense ot the Freed men's Bureau officers in the Southern States. His cxcu- is that it was written hastily and before bi knowledge of the facta set forth in the Stead man and Fnllerton report. His cunfidersc in Gen. FuUerton is such tbat he is now compelled to believe these charges have much foundation in (act. CrLiNAiiv and Alukntivi Wisdom -In baking meats, tbe oven is always hottest at the top, therefore pat a little broth in thi bottom of the pan and grease a paper with batter and put 011 tbe top of the meat and bread. It need not be taken off to baste and will kee p the top just as moist as the bottom. Cucumbers sliced tor tbe table should al ways be with salt on them fifteen minutes, and then the water thrown away. To make tbe toughest greens tender, soak them in water twenty-four hours before cooking. After a substantial meal lake a half bour" rcst from any mental labor do not eve i read. It it preferable to talk nonsense. Do nut eat immediately alter walking f.i-t or hard work, better to wait if only ten min utes. Eat slowly and not too much. Nev. r eat anything which does not tastegood.it will be of no use ; drink slowly and very moderately and leave the table witb a little appetite. One should not eat while in an ger, but the Professor explained that be dia not mean this for the ladies, it not being a opposable ease that tbey should lose their tempers. Prtftnor Riot. Cortcccixo. Did Wade Hampton bur.i Columbia? Uen. Sherman says Yes. New York Nevt says : To out mind it is simply absurd for a: ; man to attempt to controvert General Hampt .D 1 i statements; for be speaks as to a matter aUn ' which be is tetter informed than any one , can possibly be bis' own action in the prtmis.t 1 and no gentleman who knows anything abi u: j him, aad can appreciate his splendid virtue will ever question his perfect truthfulness'. ' The "splendid virtues" evinced in pt- , ju and are M qui(e or,,-!,, ,u v,,k-- . ... Tbe Richmond Jnuumr unadultemu : reconstructed rebel sheet is glad to 1 n.-n that "tbe unpleasant and petty annov.n. - -that bare made Mr. Davis' prison so irksoun to a great caged mind Use bis have ' done away witb by tbe authorities at W.i-l. ngton." Scraps. A young kvdy out West is charged sr ''putting on airs" when she refuses to 50 : a ball barefoot. Somewhere in the Old Testament it in stated that the Jewish womeo were once punished tor adoring a false calf. The le son has its warning. W hen was the largest amount ol beef tea consumed in England T When Henr V III dsnrobud the Pope's ball. Bloggs is delighted at having nearly U-en called "honey" by the gal he lores ; she -1 luted him as "Old Beeswax." "1 wonder where those clouds are zoine ' tune the old cow died on. A stout but distinguished lady went to a fancy hall dressed as a shepherdess. Her nubi husband, on seeing her that attired, said : "Sarah, dear, you look like a shrp-herde-es who has just dined on her flock." "1 think," said Spriggins, ' I shouM make a ge.od member of Congress. I re ceived two bills a short time since, with re quest for immediate attention, the one I -r-dercd to be laid on the table, tbe other to V read tbat day six months." too CAjroro ar hilt. As John and his wife were onscoarsiag one Jar, Oi their several faults in a bauteria-: way. Said she, " Though my a-if yea disparage. I'm sure, my dear huehaad, our friends) will attest Th:smuch, st the least, that DT judtfinrnt is best." Quoth Jobs, "So they said at our marriage." "Thctelic goes again," said Mrs. Parting ton in the Legislature, as a member sb-l up. " There he goes like a soda fountain and just as fluid as water. Now, Irak-, mind and see if you can't become a speaker of tbe house ot rcprehensibles some tint'. I declare !" continued she', as a new b r-: of eloquence reached her ear, "it does -fen as if the mantlepiece of Daniel Webst, rlii'l tell on him." Daring one of tbe battles on the Missis sippi, Geo. Pillow called out to a Captain Duncan in fM usual pompous, solemn manner, " Captain Duncan, fire '. tbe crisis has come." Duncan, without saying a word, turned to his men, who were standing by, their suns already shotted and r rimed, and simply called out "Fire '" Tbe men were slightly surprised at tbe order, there bciru: no particular object within range, when an old, grey-headed Irish sergeant stepped uj with, "Phue yer honor, what shall we are at!" "Firu'at tbe crisis," said Dunean " didn't you hear the General say it iuJ come?" Tat Rotalton Vt. Finr. The fire iccar red on tbo night oi tbe 14th, about midniht Its origin, though at first supposed to hate been in a defective fireplace, is a question J doubt. The fact that at the time of its dis covery it bad made greatest progress in that part of the building most remote from tie lire-pmee, bes awakened a suspicion ol m ccndiaristu. When discovered, the hul lower story was enveloped in flames. Mr Ballou states tbat he eould not have t-orn over five minutes in procurins a ladder and getting it into position. When he left tierc seemed to be no indications that tbe H would so soon give away ; but when be re turned some of them bad fallen, ana the tJ misses were enveloped in a sheet of fire- "u rescue of the body or Mr. Burbank Meais to havo been an almost superhuman achiere . ment, accomplished with great diffieultj and at the peril oi his own life ; for as took in his arms the body of the dead " and lifted it through the win low, the utfr end of tbo ladder was already on fire. noble pertcverance and daring arc wutJ of grateful and honorable mention. Tw girls when last seen hy him were standio; affrighted and,crnbracing each other. Tk posmoo of their charred skeletons after t&j lire would indicate that they died in el" others arms. The dcstructivcness of tho lire seen'0 have been most fearful amL complete. thing of a combustible nature was swef t te- fnrn it nnil Inranl ir. in nn hour. t"e did farm "house, with its furniture, tie largo and valuable bam, with otter oai- tTffis u J . rtLr'T.nlils.erain -""-"6'. '""-srT.T mc onn inscnftrnble hcaD ( I .. . r, . I gcltier: Lor. aanun juurn.