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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
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
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 .
"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
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
.Mr. .Moinll.feur Hie' turn that matters
were taking, ttrminnted the delmte. and the
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
TT- Tl . ,, '
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
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
Col. Paulding is on trial before coorUnar-
tial for dnol-edirncc of order, in eotinection
with the .Merchants Rank affair at Washing
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,
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,
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
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
Theresa Stay was lined $5 and cost for
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
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
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
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
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
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
"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-
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
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,,.
falsehood never should
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
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
Tbe suspension bridge across tbe Ohio,
river at Cincinnati is completed, at a coat of
$1,750,000. Tbe length of the main span
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
tVc hear tbat a bill will be presented at '
tho next session of our States Leht,n 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
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
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.
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
Th:smuch, st the least, that DT judtfinrnt is
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
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"
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
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