OCR Interpretation


Burlington weekly free press. [volume] (Burlington, Vt.) 1866-1928, June 22, 1866, Image 1

Image and text provided by University of Vermont

Persistent link: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn86072143/1866-06-22/ed-1/seq-1/

What is OCR?


Thumbnail for

fir
VOL. XXXIV.NEW SERIES VOL XI
BURLINGTON, VT FRIDAY MORNING, JUNE 22 I8GC
Poclry
From Honrs at Home for June.
J03IK TO ME.
"Oh! when wilt TTjou oam unto rat ?"
Psalm ci. i
We are indebted to Hon. George 1. Marsh,
car Minister to Italy , for this exquisite hymn.
We cannot refrain from giving hta estimtte of it :
"The inclosed hymn .which I consider one of the
most beautiful ami artistically per fret religious
poems of this century, ts-by my excellent friend,
Henry V. T .Esq., an Bnglish lawyer."
With the author's coo feat, we gladly place it
before the readers of Hours at Home. Editor
C'ome lo me. Lord, when 6rst I wake
As the faint lights of morning break;
Bid purest thoughts witlrn me rise.
Like chrystal dew drop? to the skies.
lie $m jjpms.
GEO. W.A: C. CHEN EDICT.
cditohs asd rEorEirTOp.s.
FRIDAT MOBNINO JUNE 22. 18CC.
NUMBER FIFTY-TWO
Come to me in the sultry
Or earth's low communings will toon
Of thy dear owe eclipse the light.
And change my firtt lay to night.
Come to me in the evening shade
And if my heart frc-n thee hare strayed.
Oh ! bring it back, -in.1 from afar
Smile on me like thine evening stan
Come to me in the ruidaight hoar
When sleep withholds her ba'my power;
Let my lone spirit find its rest,
Lilr John, upon my Saviour's bread.
Come to me through life's varied way
And when its pulses cease to play.
Then, Saviour ' bid me come to thee.
That where thou art thy child any be.
.11 i vccllaii y.
I'assase or the Constitutional Amend
ment. The final passage of the Constitutional
Amendment, as proposed by the Committee
of Fifteen nod amended by the Senate, is a
pledge of union and harmony in the great
party of the Union. It putted the House,
on the final Tote, by 120 to 32, the republi
cans voting solid in its favor, and the demo
crat against it. Before the vote was taken,
Thaddeus Stevens, who liad left a sick bud
to (peak, addressed the House in it- defence.
He said :
Mr Speaker We may congratulate the Howe !
and the oountry on the near approach to oom- I
pinion oi a projtoenton to De submitted to the
people for the admission of an outlawed oom.
! crnmcnt patronage. If it vrcrc true that
these papers were looking only at their pe
cuniary interests, it would only afford a pret
ty strong indication of the set of the popu
lar current in Jlr. Morrill's favor, (or venal
politicians always worship the rising rather
than the setting sun. Hut the fact is, wc
believe, that the papers interested in govern
ment adverti.-ing and other patronage, form
a much larger protwrtion of the Poland col
umn, than of the other. We insult none
of our brethren of the Vermont Press, how
ever, by the supposition that their support
has been purchased. And speaking for Mr.
Morrill's supporters, for whom alone we
have any right to speak, wc claim that they
express the honest and judicious judgment
of their conductors,unbought,and unbiased,
unless it be by the sincere and unmistakable
THE DEDICATORY EXEBCIStS
were held at the Congregational Church.
This was filled, at the hour set. 10.30 A. M.,
by a numerous and intelligent audience.
Governor Dillinciiaii presided with his cus
tomary dignity, and announced the exercises,
as follows :
1st. Singing of an Anthem, by a well-
tralncd choirof thirty voices.
2d Heading of the Scriptures and prayer,
by Kcv. D. B. McKenzik, oi Watcrbury.
3d. Singing ll'Jtli IVilm, 4th part, of
Walt's collection.
1th. The Addkess, by J.S. Adams. Jwp,
Secretary of the Vermont Board of Ed
ucation. MR. ADAMS ADDRESS.
Mr. Adams claimed the indulgence of his
hearers, for coming before them with no
preference of the Republican mattes oi our elaborate discourse. Weeks of incessant
people.
Mr. Morrill, moreover, by this determination,
throws the Republican party of the whole Slate
into political turuoiL ISv remaining at his
rauuuy into the privileges and advantages of a pn?t mi?h,1 if be chose, lh"
The Kenalatial (uestiaii.
From Walton's Journal.
If the questi n were to xi-uae Mr. Mor
rill fn m further strvi- in Congress, wo
-in uld t.iy ul r,re tiiat 1 e urns' nt 1 cx
cuvd, and nugta in it t-i ink it. This, lor
tunutdy. is not Ihr qurt-tinn. but rather
wiu-thei Mr. MorriHV l-sm- to he tran
U rn d fm u t'x lit, e i' Snate is nut
;. t i.nf r .is..ns'ili ? to t-.vc affirmed tlie
lijritiun of Mr. Mini" t.i t! e tuMic. He
.i- i - n t diny it; it d4 r..t r lusr ti serve ;
i ui re a siren to eor.tim.' M uttico in an
.jtl or position. In short, !.e desire- promo
tion. Is it unreasonable 1 Djes the public
.me nothing t- him ? Let us state a few
.v.cir . Vermont has had no wan, either in
tlie S nte or the House, who in the same
period of time has equalled Mr. Morrill in
the number of important public acta be has
.iriginated and in the ur il rmity of hn rqc
ee in eceorinp their enactment. He has
not always succeeded the first time, i: is
true . but ultimately he 1ms always succeed
ed. We recall the most iiufrtant, vn
the act aeainet poiypuny in I' tab : the
Aziicuitural College act ; tl e abrogat en of
the lUiproeity treaty, and Vinous t'nff
r. ) tax acts. All are ot in .n il ;'n ordinary
hii nance, and the twu lin i mid are in
tlie most delicate, difficult an.i .iidipensabli
I ranches nf legislation. -4U'r w.re beaten."
said a tii.-tinuishrd rebtl. t by Fujerior
bravery. ..r skill in arms, lut by financier
ing.'" If that he true. Mr. Morrill is a
hero. On the Ways and Means Committee
was devolved the 'duty of furnishing the
sinews of war. and Mr. Morrill waB its
leading working member. It was a hard
tai-k to adapt tariffs and uix nets to the
txigencic of the timis, cvn tl.ough lacked
by a generous and uncomplaining people.
The money must !e got without ruin
ing the business ol tie country : else
there would be no money wherewith to par
the taxes. Easy enough it would have Keen
to heap burden upon burden, tax upon tax ;
hut it was no( eaay to do it ns t.. enable the
jple lo bear them all. anu pay more and
more as the noeosiiies of the raL d manded.
Anybody could kill tlie goose timt laid the
golden egg; bat where would he get the
golden eggs after that ? Mr M rriU's task
was to take away our money, and yet not
impoverish us ; yea, let us become the richer
for it. And be has dmc it So much for
bis services special senkts, wc mean, in
addition to the routine el congressional ac
tion and debate, in whL-h Mr. Morrill has
also done his share, and done it well. But
mor vcr, he has filled the measure of his
glory in the House, lie is the head of its
first commiiUec in dignity. There is no
higher station, save alone the Speaker
cl.air, and for that position Mr. Morrill lacks
an indispensable qualitv a elcar, piercing
toice, with rapid utterance. He has reached,
then, the highest position of dignity and
I . L.- ti t I . ii
usefulness in the House, by his intelligence.
urljanity. industry, tact and unbending in
tegrity. He has served hi State and coun
try nobly. Is it unreasonable in his friends,
or in Mr Morrill himself, to feel that, when
the opportunity for a fit reward comes, it
would be unjust to withhold it from htai
and give it to another, wlio, however fit in
other retpecta, has had uo such experience
and rendered no such service? Surely,
looking at tbia ae a icrsonal matter onlv
with Mr. Morrill, wc must say that he M
not nnrcasonable in desiring tnd expecting
an election to the Senate. Not wilt it be
unreasonable in the State to put him there,
for another and a higher rear-on ; we mean
for the public good. The Sei-ate need bini ;
Vermont and New England i-pecially need
him there. The very qualities that mike
him so useful and necessary in the Houseare
wanted in the Senate. Senators Feceenden
and Sherman are now the hading and labor
ing men in the field in which Mr. Morrill it
the leader and chief labirtr in the Hou.
Mr. Fessenden, wc hate reamn to I now,
longr lor relict, or at least for assistance in
labors too great for his physical strength.
Mr. Sherman is especially bound to
Western interests. To whom, then, is New
Knland to look to watch her combined ag
ricultural, manufacturing, commercial and
financial interests in the S-tiate. ? Where is
there a Mew England Senator, Mr Fcsfen
den excepted, fitted for the great task as Mr.
Morrill is fitted ? We do u injustice to
anybody in saying there is none, broaose
there is certainly no Senator who has ever
.ndicated such fitoess. Wc should do injus
tice doubtless were we to charge them with
hiding their talent in a napkin. Wo do but
suggest this point, to show that on the high
er ground of public interest, as well as on
the ground of tertonal justice, it is lit to
send Mr. Morrill to the Senate.
One ccnside.atiun more in justification of
Mr. Morrill's position as a candidate fur the
Sii.atc. It is undoubtedly in accordance with
.ul iebe of Dy tar toe larger part of his
coi.i-utucute. We cheerfully admit the
stn nih oi Judge Poland in the County of
Caledonia -. and, were w. to go out of the
distriet.we should also admit that hw strength
is sujr'nr in some ntl . r Jirections. Wc
idmit. too, that most ui the hwyersthroogh
cut the State, from j r .t t -rial pride and
personal friendship; jti-Ui Ji.dgt Poland. It
is natural in them, but l means just-
The people of Vtrmnt. u t Ulitve, do not
acknowh dVc ap aristm-reny A lawyers, or ol
any other wrt, with a prcecriptive rights to
Hats in a House of Lords ; and wc suspect
the idea is growing, and ought to grow, that
both branches of Congress would be improv
ed l.y reducing the number ol lawyers to
something like a fair proportion with othsr
classes oi tie people. At any rate, it is but
just to recognrze sterling cent wherever it is
found , and we Lave no doubt that four
fifths of Mr. Morrill's constituents 'rcoognUc
superior merit in him. They ask bis promo
tion to the Senate. Mr. Morrill has had
abundant cssurranccB of th-t, and in deter
mining to withdraw Irom the House and
stand as a candidate for the Senate, we arc
confident he is acting in accordance with the
riews 0,' a Icrgc pajonty if his conetucnta ;
and wc hope the poople of the Ststc will
ratify that judgment.
A deportment ot Natural History Las
ien established at Dartmouth College under
the charge of Prof. Fairbanks. Prof. Aikin
will resign the Latin Professorship at the
--jse oi the present year.
A nero boy, out unniqg near Atlanta,
Ga., on Saturday, 20th nit, hayiDg expend
ed all his ammunition, tried to get the pow
der out of an uncxpiodtd shell which bo
found in the field, Ilesult Ehtll csploded,
wrinoboy to be found.
civilized and free government. I do not intend
so much to express joy at the superior excellence
of the scheme, as that there is to b a scheme
containing as much positive good as will, 1 am
bound ta admit, cover the cmissioc of many bet
ter thin-s la ay youth, in mj manhood, in
my old age, I had proudly dreamed that when
any fortunate chance should ha e broken up,
for a white, the foundation oi our institutions,
and relieved ue from obfigatione the most tyran
nical that ever were imposed m the name of
freedom, that the intelligent, free and just men
of the Republic, true to their professions and
their conscience?, would have so remodeled all
our institutions as to have freed them from ev
ery vestige of human oppression, ot iDequalitv
of rights, of her recognised degradation of the
poor, and the superior caste of the rich. In
short, that no distinction wuuld tolerated in
ru thn panned Republic but what aroe frum
merit and conduct. This bright dream has van
ished "like the basele-s fabric . f a v.sion." I
find that we shall be obliged to be content with
patching up the worst portion of the ancient ed
ifice, and leaving it in many of its parts to be
swept through by the tempests, the frost and
storms of dpotsm.
Uo yon inquire why, holding these viewa. I
accept so imperfect a proptsilion ? I answer,
because I live among men and not among angels,
among men as intelligent, as determined and as
independent as myself, wbe, not agreeing with
me, do net choose to yield theiropini. us to mine.
Mutual eoaeesmon , therefore, is our only resort,
or mutuai'hoatilitiea. We- m.ght well have been
justified in making renewed and most strenu
ous efforts for a better plan. Would that we
had the co-operation of the Executive! With
his cordial assistance, the rebel States might
have been made model republics, and th:s na
tion an empire of universal freedom. Bui be
preferred restoration to reconstruction. He
enooses that the Slave states should remain as
nearlv as possible in their an lent condition,
with such small modifications as he and his
nine ministers should suggest, without any im
pertinent interference from Congress. He anti
cipated the legitimate action of the national leg
islature, and by rank usurpation erected govern
ments in the conquered provinces, imposed upon
them institutions in the moat arbi rary and un
constitutional manner, and now maintains that
they are legitimate governments, and insolently
demands that they shall be represented in Con
gress on equal terms with loyal, regular State.
Pioceeding to ahow the changes in that
amendment, made by the Sentte, Mr.
Stevens closed as follows :
You perceive that, while I see much good in
the position, I do net pretend to be satisfied -Hth
it. AMyet I am anxious for Its sp-edy adop
tion. The danger is, that before, on constitu
tional grounds, it shall have ben adopted. Con
gress will DeffoouedbrnMsand rebel sympathi
sers. Whoever has mingled much in deliberative
bodies must have observed the mental as well as
physical nervousness of many members, impell
ing them too otua to injudicious action. Whoever
has watched the feelings of this House during
the whispering of sume, the open declarations of
others ; especially when such able and sincere
men as the gentleman from Ohio propose to
gratify personal predilections by breaking the
ranca oi tne union forces, must be anxious to
hasten the result and prevent the demoralhtlioa
of our friends. Hence, I sav. let us no kuccr
delay. Take what we cm get now and hope for
oetier tnrngs in runner legislation in enabling
acts and other provisions
Mr.
party would remain united and harmonious. A
more intense and bitter political straggle than
we have had in many a year, which Jlr. .Mor
rill's friends seem now deteTminnl to tirecipi
tate upon ut, would be avoided. KutlanJ
Herald.
The Herald repeats the "cool" article in
the Burlington Timet of Tuesday so closely,
both in phrase and sentiment, as) to indieate
either that the two articles had but one au
thor, or that one was but a rehash of the
other. Tlie above suggestion is, however,
the lltralf s own. It k a pity that this in
tense anxiety for the bat moor of the partv
did not sooner occur to Judge Poland's
friends. Mr. Morrill has long been prom
inently talked of for Judge CollamerV ue
crssor. If the election had fallen to. the last
Legislature as it so nearly did, Mr. Momil
would have been chosen to the Senate, three
to one, aa all concede. It waa then as plain
as anything future that he would
be brought forward as the leading candidate
for the plaee, before the nest Legislature.
Under these cirrumstancea. Judge Poland
chose to ask and accept the appointment
from the Governor, and to enter the lists
openly and actively for the suceescion. Had
he remained at hi post on the bench "aa be
might have done if he chose," there would
be no (untest, and if it is intense and bitter,
be and his friend will be responsible tor it.
But in tact, though the personal canvass
is already xreedingly active, and promises
to become more excited there is to he no
division of the party, and we believe there
will be little bitterness of feeling when it is
over. Mr. Morrul will be elected by a ma
jority that willsileno grumbling, and Judge
Poland's friends, though doubtless disap
pointed, must and will acquiesce in the choice
ot the great majority ot the people of the
State, and will have abundant ooeasi a tor
rejoicing that if their favorite candidate
must be defeated, it was by one so worthy
and capable to represent Vermont in the
United States Senafcas Justin S Morrill.
Steven then demanded the previou
question and the vote on the proposed
amendment to the Constitution a it came
from the Senate. There was not a Cruon
man of any shade who did not as hn name
was called vote "aye,' while the Democrats
voted "No." And when at last the vote
was declared it eh. wed ayes 120; nays 32;
absent 32. Hd ridge endeavored, while the
voting was going on, to attract attention by
saying that "if Brooks and Voorbees were
here they would vote "No.' "Yes." said
Gen. Schenck, "and so would Jeff. Davis."
The jiaetagc of the amendment with such
unanimity is a sore disappointment to tbe
democrats, for it forum a idatfonn on which
Congress can stand strong before the country;
and it should and does, occasion sincere re
joicing among true and patriotic
The Vermont I'res on the SBHtHhip.
The papers of the State, have now for the
most part defined their position in reference
to the Senatorship on tbe Eastern side. The
Middlebory RtffiUer indicated its preference
for Mr. Morrill last week. The Brattlcboro
Thoenii, which the friends of Judge Poland
were disposed to claim a few days ago, has
also taken strong ground in favor of Mr.
Morrill, lbe Barton StaxJard, which here
tofore las had but little to say, come out
stoutly, as expected, for Mr. Poland. The
Union Press of tbe State appear to stand as
follows :
FOR HR. POLAXD.
St Johnebury Caledonian
Barton StaadcrJ,
Lamoille Xewsdialer,
St. Albans Messenger,
Butlington Times,
Rutland Herald,
FOB JC2. MOBRII.L,
Brattleboro Record,
Brattlcboro Phoenix,
)foodttok Standard,
Windser Journal,
Randolph Eagle,
Ludlow Transcript,
Mentpefier Journal,
Montpelirr Freunaiij
Si Albans Transcript,
Burlington Free Press,
Vergennts Vermonter,
Middlvbury Regliter,
Benmogtsn Banner.
The Manchester Journal, tfceNewj.ort.Er
jwewand Bradford Opinion, (the last just
started) have not taica sides, ru yet, so tar
as wc have discovered. The religions papers
of the State, if they should think proper to
express any preference, would unquestion
ably do so for Mr. Morrill, and tbe Demo
cratic papers, with one cxccpticn.wc believe,
give their sympathies to Mr. Poland. Lay
ing both these classes out of the question, it
will be teen tbot the Union press of the
State is fairly ?ipo to one in lavor of Mr.
Morrill. The press ol Eastern Vermont
stand riyif (comprising the moit widely cir
culated nnd infloeUial papers cn that Bide of
the State) lor Mr. Morrill, to three for Mr.
Poland. In all this, the Press correctly rep
tCftal the people ot large.
The last Caledonian, from the fact that
the editors of two or three of the
papers arc poetmaiteie, draws the kind and
complimentary inference that their support
Of Mr. Morrill lias been purchased by gov
Coamsciioa. In noticing Mr. Morrill's
relosal to be again a candidate to the
House, writing hastily and without
reference to the record, we said that
no previous Representative of Vermont had
ever been honored by so many re-elee-tiens.
This was an error. Mr. Morrill,
when he leaves the House, will have bad a
longer term of continuous service in it than
any other Representative of Vermont, with
one exception. The late Horace Everett of
Windsor, served srren fnU terms in tbe
House, from 1829 to 1843. Hon. Kollin C.
Mallory also had ui elections to tbe House ;
bnt died at Baltimore in 1831, before the
speaking, in the discliarge of his public du
ties, and nnforseen circumstances, fiad de
prived him of opportunity for adequate pre
paration. But he consoled himself, in pnrt,
by the reflection that tbe occasion was one
which did not demand a set sieccli much
more than the return of the Prodigal Son.
Narrating with touching pathos a recent
scene in Chittenden County Court, where a
little boy of twelve, with piping voice, plead
guilty to a charge of croud larceny, the
speaker said the question with the Judges
was, "what is to be done with a case like
this ?" And tin- it- tbe question which is
before tbe State. What shall a civilised
and christian community do v itli the juren
ile offenders, these lioiocless, ornbuned waifs
thrown upon its care ? This School, fur
v hich we have to Uiank the Governor and
the Legislature ol ls65, who will long live
in the memory ul tbe good people of the
State, for their enlightened liberality, is in
part the answer. Mr. Add.as proetudeil to
consider the conditioM which have called
lor such a measure.
Tbe school, then, was demanded aret by
Regard for the safety of the Community.
The increase of crime in the State is fearful.
Six years ago, when a conviction for murder
occasioned inquiry for a form oi order for
execution, n it a blank for the pornose con Id
be found in any County in tbe State, so long
had it been since a sentence of death
bad taken place. Since then sis or seven
sentences and -execution for murder hava
followed, and four or five rereads are now in
Confinroeut, on capital charges. The County
jail arc filled to overflowing. A surprising
proportion oi tbe inmates are boys and girls
of irom 12 to 18 years, and it is found that
the moat hardened offenders are those who
commencing young have gone through an
apprenticeship of crime in our County and
State prisons. Society can be best protected
by meeting the evil at its source by re
claiming the young, while there is chance
for reform.
Second. Ibis school was demanded by
c -nsiderations of Vjhomy The criminal
expenses oi many Counties in the State have
doubled in ten years. Judicious expenditure
of thousands, for reformation, will save ten
of thousands expended for tbe conviction and
punishment of crime.
Third, It is demanded by Benevolence,
and tbe public sentiment which protests
against the indiscriminate mingling oi oM
and young offenders in ear jail.
tfth. Justice demands it. Tbe little cs
trays irom who this school is pro
vided, but follow the examples set
before them. The groggcry and -the
gambling bell contribute to the education
of the people, as well as tbe pulpit and the
college. Those who have the power to re
Were Vermont to furnish inmates for this
school, in like proportion to its population,
it would be necessary to provide accommo
dations hero for about 330 children. But in
lbe wholesome moral atmcphcrcot Vermont,
it is not probable that there arc over 100
proper subjects lor such a school. Mr. San
born was glad to Ke that the Commissioners
bad started on the proper plan. The old
"congregate system, '" under which from 100
to COO children weic collected in largo and
costly estatjlifliiDi nts, is now abandoned as a
policy in Massaclinfetts, and is retained at
nil only from necessity. It is now regarded
as test to collect not over 30 children in one
school, and the Commissioners here have es
tablished an institution of tbe exact pattern
of tho County Schools which arc de-tinrd
to suiiereede the large State Schools, In
sucli an ei tabliahiaent, the family system of
discipline ami instruction ran be conducted
the moUo of lite should fx- plain ; the ebil-
drorf should be accustomed to labor, and
should start in lite from tl. in with modest
idea-. The epeakir commended tbe frugali
ty and good judgment exhil ibd at tbe outset
in this school. Once under way, all can as
tint in its success. Good ciuxt ns must vmt
the school ; ut what the boys and girls are
good for, and be willing to take them into
their einjJoy when they leave.
Tbe Dedicatory Prayer, was then oft-red
by Itev. C. C. Paaua, of Watcrbury, fol
lowed by tbe following beautiful hymn by
.Mrs. Dorr of Hutland :
II V M K .
building for girls must be added. Then boys
and girls must aid one another the girls
doing the washing and mending and the boys
raising the turnips; and by kind and ratcr-
..i,..u,iui im-y euoum now out tho in
duccmcnts for improvement.
Itcv. L A. Dew. of Fairlax, further res
ponded for the Commissioners. He said
they had been largely indebted for their
plans to other States and especially to Mas
sachusetts. He trusted it would be the
glory of Vermont to educate all her children
from the bottom up. Ho supposed there
were IUUU children to-day in the State, wbo
attended no scbooi, week days or Sundays,
" Vcs, tin thousand." interrupted Mr. Ad
ams, the need of such a school as this
was jeinfully apparent, and if this Board
should fail, the work must still be carried
un to final success.
IV" J- R- C- 0TT' u Pott ft of the
Vay The genius of pure and christian wo
man is tbe ctnios of reformation ami
of misguided and corrupt vouth. Mrs. Dorr has
admirably expressed the spirit of our work in
her sweet and christian Ilvmn. Aniratl
that spiiit. we cannot nil t rki,. i l,!t.si
and glorious success.
turn of tho ignorant and vicioas yonth of
our Land, who, through tho means thus
provided, may become honest, intelligent,
God-Iovinfj citizens, manv of whom mar
hereafter thank tho Heavenlr Father for
moving tho hearts of tho people- of Ver
mont to provide for thorn tho means of
escapine; from tho temptations and dan
gers which beset tliem whilo thevwerc
wanderers in tho land, without parents or
ST MB. JULIA C. B. DOtl.
Floatug tkmiga the misty twilight
Of the half.ro gotten years,
link ! a solemn voic - and tender
Palls to-day upon our ears.
Thine. O Christ and as we listen,
Lo ! thy loving me we see.
And thy Hps are still repeating,
Feed my lambs, if ye lovr me !"
Fesd mj lambs !" Our Lord sad Matter,
we are sere tay win to do;
Far the wayward ones have wandered,
We wilt find them pastures new.
From the mountains, cold and
Prom tbe forests, dark and decs
Where the way is long and lobely.
And the paths are rough and steep,
We wdl call them. Vet our veins
It may be the- will not knew ;
Thou must speak, O tender Shrpherd,
Speak in ascents s-ft and low '.
They ate thrae, however widely
They have wandered from thy side.
Jesus ! grant us now thv.blesMng.
Be the still ear friend and guide '
After the Benediction, an invitation was
extended by Governor Dillingham to the
members of the civil government, clergy,
teachers, invited guests, and Press, to the
public dinner, provided by t'w dtisens of
Waterbury.
completion of bis last term of service. Tbe
error did not affect particularly the driitoflsit such causes of demoralization are res-
our remarks ; bat we gladly correct it,
Tbe Dedloiticn or the Vermont Itefunn
School.
The inauguration of the State Reform
Scbooi . at Waterbury.took plaee on tbe Mtli
with exercises of great interest, and with
gratifying success.
The attendance of citizens from various
parts of tbe State, and from vicinity, in
spite of the preceding nnfavorbable weather
and the threatening aspect of the morning,
was large, and of a character to shots; a vide
and intelligent interest in the occasion and
its object. Tbe trains from the west espee
iallv, brought a numerous delegation of both
sexes, many of whom at once took their
way to
VIII SCHOOL.
Tbia is not one of those large and expen
sive structures, on which other States have,
as they now see. wasted their money. If any
expected to see such, they were doubtless
disappointed in the plain, inexjensive and
homelike building, in which our Vermont Re
form School liegins its existence. These are
the homestead and eutbuildings of tbcold
Governor Butler Farm, half a mile west of
Watcrbury village. It is a plain but
comfortable two story dwelling of wood, with
a good sizid extension to the rear. This last
has It en rain- i a story and a new wing has
l,ccn added on the west side. In it present
shape, it affords aceommodations for from
ticenty-four to thirty boys. A dining room
of sufficient size, a wasb room, and the
needed closets. .So., fill tic lower
story oi the eiUi.tion. Above, a dozen lit
Hc bed-rooms, each with Its narrow window
and little iron bedstead, open into a hall,
from which opens also a dormitory provided
with bunks. A single dark cell, properly
ventilated, with smooth walls and ceiling of
woed is provided lor purposes of disdpKnc.
The new L. ia devoted to the school room, a
light and pleasant room, to be furnished with
desks of the Boston pattern, and designee
also to be used as the chapel of the institu
tion. The necessary outbuildings partly
surround an enclosure to the rear, otherwise
bounded by a fence of twelve or fourteen
feet in height. This is the only indication
ol restraint, outside ths buildings, for the
inmates. The plan ol tho institution requires
no elaborate system of mechanical safe guards
At night tho school baildin2 will hold tho
boys in safe keeping. During tbe day, they
will be for four hours, (two in the morning
and two in the afternoon) in the scbooi room,
and the rest of the day at work under proper
and watchful supervision on tbe farm. '
The farm is a fine one ol 67 acres, and the
Commissioners bold a bond for the tale to
them at a reasonable price, of moro land
adjoining, when the LcgUlaturo shall provide
the means for its purchase.
possible for tbe results, and it M but just
that the idle and profane and intemperate
men of wealth, and those who fail to resist
such examples by protest and entreaty.
should jay tor the conetquenees hicb fol
low close on the heels of such causes. Re
marking on the prevalent indifference to
immorality, Mr. Adams dci-etibcd a recent
scene in a smoking car, four convicts on
their way to the State prison at Windsor,
playing cards, surrounded by a crowd which
in language, manners, occupation, and
every thing but the manacles, appeared to be
on a par with the prisoners ; and suggested
a painting ol it as a fitting contribution to
tbe crmont corner of the National gallery
of Art
Mr. Adams went on to disocss the proper
character of such a scbooi. It must be
adapted to meet tbe causes of juvenile de
linquency, which are idleness, want of cor
rect lit me influence, neglect, idle and pro
fane example. Sueb, tbe Coinmi-sioners, be
ginning properlv and prudently with no at
tempt to atonish or make a show, will make
this school. It will follow tbe family system
of discipline, will, in its quiet and beautiful
location, give projer seclusion from bad ex
amples, will afford suitable instruction, and
the most wholesome occupation, for its in
mates. It will need additional facilities,
and tbe hearty aid of both Legi lature and
peppk; but the State, which is giving
$450,000 to its common schools, must anil
will give liberally te tt.i;.
With UunU fur the kind attention of his
audience, Mr Adams closed his address.
Though familiar and informal, it waa t per
tinent, earnest and excellent discourse, and
was received with unmistakabl: interest and I
approval.
Mr
ofthj
was i
and rl
main J
Mil
condi
thecal
Forty!
istcd
Twenl
jeet al
Two
StatcJ
and pi
tyScj
juvenl
lishma
ot the!
ed by I
tains J
some
Mass a
A pleasant company assembled and sat
down to dinner at hilf past one, in the spa
cious dining hall of the Waterbury Hot 1.
Gov. Dillingham presided, flanked on either
hand by Speaker Stewart, Treasurer Iage,
Railroad Commissioner Nicholson. Henry
Clark, Secretary of the Senate, Mr. Sanborn,
the Commissioner! of the School, and a num
ber of well known clergymen and citizens
of the State. A bountiful and excellent
dinner, after the. best style of Col. Keeler,
whose tame aa a caterer and host is "wide
and hntb," received doe attention, nnd tbe
'feast of reason" followed.
THI TOASTS
were read by Toastmaetcr Utueh Hinrv.
Esq., of Watcrbury, as follows :
I Oar excellent Chief .luUtratt To him
we are indebted for tbe inauguration of the Ver
mont Reform School, which we dedicate to-day.
May tbe Institution which he recommended to
our Legislature, be the means of raising up
men and women wbo will honor his name and
revere his memory.
The Governor responded pleasantly, mod
estly disclaiming especial credit in the mat
ter, and narrating tbe history of previous
unsuccessful efforts to estHblish such a scbooi
in Vtrmtnt. Tbcie came at last a suitable
time. Tbe war was over. Thu hearts of
the people were enlarged ; their thoughts
had been especially turned towards tbe
young by the gallantry of our boys in tbe
army, and tbe raoocv was cheerfully voted.
Alluding to tbe characteristics of our sol
diers, and especially to some of the rough
specimens which came ijiccially under bis
notice in the company of the 2d Vt., raised
by hti son and known a "Dillingham's
bruisers," the governor showed bow a germ
of true humanity is found often to lie under
the roughest exterior, and what encourage
ment is offered to ovoke and educate it. This
school was the rcsolt of much anxious
thought and interest, and ho trusted and be
lieved it would realize our best expectation?.
II. The Legiilalure of Vermont They did
a good work cheerfully and promptly when ttj?7
furnished tbe means for the estaoluhtacat of a
Reform School. May i: prve a monument of
their wisdom and philanthropy.
Hon. Join W. Stewart, was called up, as
Speaker cf the IIou;c. He said he considered
it lo light matt:r to represent litre the Leg
Ulaturc of Vitmnnt. It had been pronounc
ed the purest and most incorruptible legisla
tive body, as Vermont is tbe purtst republic,
in existence, and he believed it to be so He
had Leer, able to render little aid to the Re
form School hill in the House beyond ap
j ninting tl c excellent committtc who took
it in charge ; but he bad watched its course
with ..mrc.-t, and always knew, as he
I heard tbe voice of its chairman, Mr. Pease,
arrlhe adjournment?, calling together
ljuvenile offenders" that it was
good progress. He considered it
le of bisb civilization when wc can
with the penalty tho idea of reform-
Aerification of the New Gospel of
napitif j, and he trusted to eco the
hen its fundamental principle, that
nothing in man too bad to be re
I extended to adult as well as juvenile
The Board of Coamittionert of the
If Reform School The right men in
puce.
IV. G. Pease, responded briefly owing
i boarEepcss, lie thanVcd the gen-.
acst earnestly for their presence,
ouragcracnt and promised aid. We
led it, said be the Legislature must
bis school or it dies. Ho explained
tbe purposes of tbe institution. They
btcd not in a bouse like Solomon's
Icourts high and magnifies! " Tbe
i were email and defective. A new
Rev. W II. Ubd of .Montrelier, was call
ed on to rt4id, and did so in bis happiest
u-in. He had always been the subject or
woman, be said, and was glad for once to
get her for a subject. Quoting tl e remark
of the old divine, w lioso epminent on tbe
statement that there was silence in Heaven
for nail an hour, uai that "it was plain then
tbe re were no women there." Mr.Lord said.
he could well believe that woman would not
remain, even in Heaven, if there weie any
sots of suffering elsewhere, open to her
ministry of love. He alluded to the noble
female philanthropist oi History, and num
bered song theui Mrs. Durr, as one whose
interest in the fallen bad helped inaugurate
this project. He had always found at tbe
boUom of every good, work woman's gentle
and strong baud, and when thus tbe heart of
lore moves tbe brain, they move utU. Men
do good Irom ambition or for reward, woman j
solely from rnercy and charity and asking
no higher reward than tbe work itaeif.Tbere
ottld be but one apprehension of failure for
this scbooi. and that would be from the
pweibility that under the private labors and
eare of the women ol Vermont, no suitable
subjects for such a scbooi might be found.
Again thanking yon for vonr invitation,
I am truly and since relv rnnne
WM." WES
A. O.Pius,
Acting Commissioner, Ac,
Water bun-, Vt.
urrrEtt rnait jtmas fslahd.
WAsni.vaTos. Jane 11,
l?6fl.
Gextlesiex :
Tour invitllMn In ftltuml t
the dedication of the Vermont Reform School.
FTtOM SENATOR EDMCNDS.
Wasuxvotox. Mav V, ISfifi
Gejtlemen,
I novo received your letter of tha 17H,
inviting me to attend the dedication .t.
ercises of tbe Stale Reform School at
i atertrary on trie I nit of Jtine.
I greatly regret that the oorult Hon nf
pauue trasioesg Here, w hkelv to be Mich,
that I cannot be pry sent with vou to ex-
- - - . . iuciu in inn irnri! ..... . . . . . . . ... .
lll for thn rofornn.t,. ,.f :i or I . - " ' ii-.uoi auu
... jtt.cuarc uneil- I peace.
-i uic euio cuu hi onranizf-ii fwi.-tv ic i r ..... . i , -
thn nm,nton ..f . ,i " r "u'-v " sincerely yours.
X..V.V..VH r--" ujuiaia . in 1 1 siaiiyx I WAT U'l.'CTnv
liMiflmnnFnwn k.. ; : , e . . 1 - u. J
one of tbe hirrhest d.r,Y f .;i- ; ,Z VA3S.
lmrify those elements of evil and duu-nr.1
wiitcli tne propensities of individnal life
constantly throw into it.
Men change from .Liv to dar. bnt th
State is immortal. Thev tht-mfnn. nr.
form the best service to the tttabp ithn
provide for tbe universal edneatinn nf lb.
. , - - , , tiuvui nc.efu
juuw, aim mr u.e reoemptton of those on tne nth instant, was duly received. It would
who have nnbappilt offended against its ffrd me great pleasure to be present upon an
'" luieresimR, out my uuties Here wm
not auow me such privilege.
I have lonj seen and Mt the need of such an
institution in our State as voa are abont to in.
augurate. My experience on the bench taught
an.l . . -.. t .1. , ...
v, .v. cwuictuurs jiaujmuy, now entirely in
adequate were all our existinc means for the
proper punishment and rs formtinn of
"uiimtir. i sometimes lelt it my uuty to im
pose fines and imprisonment merely nominal.
raase i was convince! tnat more would bemjar
ious both to the offender and tasm-irlv .anil bo
likely tocenvert the indiscretion and folly of youth
into hardened criminality. I have long advo
cated the establishment of inch an institnttnn.
and rejoiced when our Legislature, at its last
session eniereu upon the long deferred work.
I am glad the execution and snperin endance
of tlie institution has been committed to such
ianniui anu competent hands as yours, and I
trust that most beneficial results mav crown
Tour moors, manning you for your kind in-
vitatwn.
I am. most respectfully,
Yoiir friend and ob't servt.,
LUKE P. POLAND.
Jiestrs. A. u. I'EASE,
L. A. Duxx, Commissioners.
Lewis Pratt.)
V. The Pro of the State It has scattered
words of encouragement for the Board of Com.
auestoaersat everv healtbstone and fiiwidrof
the Commonwealth, and mut ever be as it now
Is a great lever to move the judgment and eoa-
oi men in tne way of truth and justice.
Hon. C. W. Wiliair, of the Freeman
responded. He confessed to a painful sense
ol the influence of tbe Press. Had it been
properly exerted, perhaps we should hardly
need such inetitnlions as this. He pledged
tbe continued help of the Pits of tbe State
to tbe enterprise, and believed that the
money of tbe people could be spent to no
better purpose.
Mr. G. G. Uknidict. ot the Fret Press.
was also called up and responded briefly,
seconding the pledge of the preceding speaker.
VI. The Rail Roads Oat of the mightiest
of the elements and means cf modern progreis
and avibaatkn. We acknowledge their power
sad If neneenoe, and tbank them for the favor
they bare shown to our infant institution. May
laws, especially those whose tender rears
allow tbe hope, that they may still be re
claimed to society, and made its friends
and supporters, rather than its enemies
ana destroyers.
In my jmlgment, therefore, there is no
neiu oi nseininess and benefit to the State,
more hopeful of good than the institution
yon now inaugurate. It belongs, emi-
ucuuy, io our senooi anil social system.
lt it nourish. Let tbe jieople lie-stow
upon it freely, their thoughts, their svm-
nauiy, tiie-ir monev. Ia1 it eo stemlilv
forward in its sphere of usefulness and
mercy; and, although like most croat
mi aMin s of public weal, its benefits may
not be at uuce npp ,r--ut, the near future
wi 1 bear to it Imits most valuable and
Iionorablt t our i-olile State.
As, threingh th !,.ng ages, the light of
viuuuauiiy litis u...ro ana more dawned
upon munkin-l, the iib'or of mere puni.su-
meui nas given w.iy, gradnaUy but sure
ly, to reformatory nii-jMires,nntil now in all
tiviiizcj and pn.jrns.Mve countries, the
wise and bnnian- policy of securing com
munities against evil by winning the crim
inal to virtue, rather than by committing
uut mj uenn ui w n , pre-vaus.
Where of yore in Piitran Rome, offend.
en. without d xtiuetioa of age or sex, were
. . -.,1 . . . . -
ii rowii so who oeast.-., m tne presence of
jeering miuuimi. s now are seen tin
school, the shop, ami tlie-studio. And in
our own KnuLoid. where a eemnrv
ago stood tho public stocks, the whipping
L' mi- umin,uuw rise me common
scbooi house, the Ivcenm. and the church.
leacniug lueir ituiiy lessons of voluntary dial approval. I cannot doubt the success of
K...i;....w. ... 1 .- .11 a 1.1 l e , . , -. ..
A. G.
urma raox ho., r. baxteb.
YVasuixctox, June a, 1E66.
Peasc, L. A. Dbxx, Lewis Peatt.
Gextleues I have the honor to ac
knowledge the receipt of your polite invitation
to atteon tbe dedication of the "Vermont l.e-
fbrm School" on the 14th, at Waterbury, Ver
mont. I regret that my duties here will prevent
me from accepting your kind invitation. I beg
to assure van that the enterprise meets my cor-
obt-ilieuee- to law, and unfolding to willing
juiuus tne- M.-crei.s 01 nature ana of sci
ence, including life-long lessons of order,
of virtue, uud of religion.
The (' indeed uri tin- reni pillars oi the
State. Miy they U- cherished with the
whole heart of the people, nntil liberty
and juatiiv, ,.j mli.y aud happiue8s,order
and religion, unjr tin- law, shall be the
pos-iossion of every citizen.
1 am sun- the ilay is not far distant
iun i-nr citizens will dnni.lv trunk His
Exci !: icy the Governor and the Legis- and 1 cannot be
lature of l.-HG, for establishing this most I I have, for rm
wwicrui uisuiuuon.
I am. Gentlemen.
Cordially Yonra,
GEO. F. KDMU.XDS.
Messrs. A. G. Peas. Lv A. Dears, Lewis
Pratt, Commissioners State Keforni
School, Wate-rbury, VL
this beneficent institution conducted as it will
be by intelligent and efficient gentlemen.
1 remain, very truly yours.
POKTCS BAXTER.
L' TIEn IEOM I10S.
FKOII ILU-KEStXT.vri V E XOBJUIX.
AVashixotos, D. C., Hay 28, 1866.
My deaji S s:
Tonr iuvitation to be present at the- .'e-die-ation
of the V. rmout Keforui Si I... 1
on the 14th proximo was duly n-,--,vet'.
The occasion is one of interest, a'ni the
earnest speaker j,m have en i v. ill
nmkf- it imro ..- lots .Lit.. t.. ......
ft prove itself tbe worthy recipient of such favor e-essarily forbid niv attendant , u..i .-..n I
write more than to show that I ..pi'it-i int.-
and may all tbe t-rand farces of a chris-ian civ
umtiou contribute to its growth and prosperity.
Hon. D. K. Niebolscn. II. R. Commission
er of Vermont, responded. His professional
experience, he said, liad taught him tbe need
of such an institution as tbis, and be was
thankful that as a prosecuting officer be
oouhl say that be had never put the plough
share of ruin through a youthful hope, 'lbe
railroads of Vermont srrre on tbe side of
progress and civilization. They were in
charge oi men with large and philanthropic
hearts, and they encouraged no bad meas
ure. His Excellency the Governor must in
time be rotated from his office by the corrod
ing band of Time ; but he would never re
pent that by aiding every good work he had
helped form a community uncontnminating
and suitable for sueh a school as this. There
were other places equally moral, but most
ot them less central and convenient: for
here God Almighty had cleft the hills to
surround the institution, nnd bad ordained
that through here should pass a railroad ax
inevitable and irrcpealablc as tbe tawd of
Time. Mr. Nicholson is a bard man to re
port, and wc give but a meagre idea ol a
very earnest and interesting speech.
Our space fails us and wc must hurry
through.
Hon. J. B. Page also responded briefly to
the last sentiment, making among many trucsy
and sensible remarks.tbc su
btntCts of such a school ought in time to be
extcndedto royranjjis well uj ta those con
victed of crime J
Vlt. The Hon. J. S. .idarnt He has pa
tiently and persistently devoted his valuable
tervices to reform the schools of this common
wealth, and now with characteristic ability he
lends to the Vermont Reform School his elo
quent and carcett words.
Mr. Adams being absent, tbis sentiment
was omitted.
VIII. The Cleravmtn of the Stale Sever
backward in seeing and appreciating a good
work, they are entitled to tbe plaudits sf the
wise and good for their support and encourage
ment of the work of rcfanrjue the erring chil
dren of our State.
Suitably and happily responded to by Kcv.
C. C. Parker, of Watcrbury.
IX. F. B. Sanborn, Etq., of Concord,
.Matt., Secretary cf the Board of State Char
ities We acknowledge him as a leader in the
State which leads the Union. Vermont is not
too conceited to learn, nor too proud to follow.
Mr. Sanborn responded briefly in some in
teresting remarks, lor which wc arc unable
to find space. 11c mentioned among other
things the remarkable fact that the most ad
vanced system of pri3on discipline is that of
Ireland, its distinguishing features being
provision for the shortening ot the time and
modifying of the sentence, in consequence of
good conduct and evidence of reform.
The following sentiment was intended to
bcJcBt-rcd by tbe Commissioner of tho School
but was omitted in consequence of tbe latc
ncf j of tbe hour :
The Citizens cf IVaterbttry They sheltered
our helpless infancy. They furnished us a rest
ing place and a home when we were wanderers
and had not where to lay our bead. They have
now added to their former kindness by killing
for us the fatted calf that we might make merry
with our friends. May they ere long hive the
happiness of finding themselves of the number
of those wbo have entertained sngels unaware.
The sentiments were interspersed with the
reading of the following letters :
.i... .i i . . - -
iui- nor jou aru a' i ui lo luanguratc.
These lteform Se-L, o'..s villi be- found to
e an index to the nje in which we live.
Xo other has ki..u u them. They are the
growth of niiwleni philanthropy, which
proves its uns. ti-.,i.. s by setting ni.-u at
work for tlie.r fi-l'i ui". u and :'oi tlu-
mtnre.
The very worst thing, I am convinced,
that can be done for a poor boy, led astray,
perhaps, for the first time, and never
tangbt the more excellent way, L, to semi
him to State's Prison. When Le comes
out liis degradation is complete, ami in
anger with all mankind, he studies ini
quity ait revenge for the remainder of a
usele ss lift-.
Possibly Vermont has less need of a
Iteform School than most other commu
nities; nevertheless she should have one,
not only for tbe reclamation of any of her
sons who may unfortunately be tempted
to wrong-doing, but that those who main
tain the highest parity of character, for
which onr State is mt honorably distin
guished, may not have reason to blush for
any who bear the name of Vermontars.
With much regard, 1 am, very trulv
yours,
JUSTIN S. MORRILL.
Rev. A. O. Peakx,
Waterburv, Vt
nton HOS. wm. wmrrox.
Ill Xasbac Stbxbt, .New Yobs,
Jane 1. I860.
My Dsui: Sik:
Yonr favor of toe 1st inst, in which
yon invite me to attend and assist, by re
marks, at the dedication of vonr reform
.school, came to hand this morning. I
jthank you heartily for yonr kind invita
tion, and in reply.'sar, that if my business
uere win permit me io uo absent, 1 will
bo with you on that interesting occasion,
for, although I bare ceased to bo a resi
dent of the glorious Green Mountain
State, my inteiest in ils welfare and pro
gress is as deep and strong as it even was
at any period of my long residence within
its borders.
When I mode my report to the Legis
lature, at the .session of 1858, 1 felt confi
dent that the bill which I drafted, or one
substantially like it, would pass that body.
Tho committee to whom the bill was re
ferred, heard me attentively on the sub
ject, and, I Lelievc, were unanimous in
recommending its passage. Yet, the fear
of incurring the expense of establishing
the school, with perhaps some doubts as
to the ultimata success of the plan, pre
vented action, an I so tlie measure was
lost for the time being. I was sadly dis
appointed. Hut, Wlieving in an over
ruling Providence, even in matters of
legislation, where inrtizans and poli
ticians too often hold sway, I was quite
confident that tho time would come when
Vermont would change her laws, eo far as
related to the pnuument of juvenile
offenders, and provide more humane
racaus for their eelncation and reformation
than imprisoning them in either county
jails or the State Prison.
" God's mill grinds very slow but sure."
When I learned that at the last session of
the Legislature my old report had been
resuscitated, and that tho Reform School
had actually been established by an act
of the Legislature, my joy was no less
than it would havo been had tho bill been
passed in 18oS. Indeed, tho grist was
ground sooner than I exccted it would
be, considering tho derangement', taxes,
sufferings, &c, that tho late war had
brought upon us.
In relation to your quotation, "Honor
to whom honor is due," if thereby you
imply that I am entitled to any honor in
tho matter, I must dissent therefrom. I
was bat an humblo instrument of tho
Great Ruler in sowing seed, or in water
ing that which had becu previously sown.
Tho crop has been abundant You arc
another instrument of the same Ruler in
working out His great plan of redemp-
L. MIXES.
Maxcuebteb. June 2, 1666.
Reu. A.. G Pease:
Vcic Sib I much rezret nt bemz able
to attend the dedication of the Vermont Iteform
School, on tbe 1Kb.
Our County Court will then be in session.
absent
many years, frit that tbe establish
ment of such an institution in this State, waa
an object of the highest importance to the nub-
lie welfare.
Ia my tone connection nith courts, and expe
rience as prosecuting officer, I have often been
macn pained, ami my better leetincs have some
linws been shocked to see mere boys, consigned
to perpetual miamy, bamsaea from all hope of
luiure useiumess oy our laws, lor committing
crimes, which were scarcely so much their Uat,
ms ioc lauiL iu mcir culture anu training, wnen,
as I freely believed, under a different system,
and with proper discipline, in many casts, a full
reformation might have been effecteJ, and tho
supposed, or real culprits, would have become
useful mtmiers of society.
Be assured, sir, that whatever ail I can give
the Iteform Scbooi, will be given, not merely as
i laaiier oi uuiy, outwitu tne greatest pleasure.
I have great faith that tbis measure will be
crowned with success, will restore many stray
lambs to the told, and be a blessing to the State
aad people. It is starting under tUtteriog au
spices. ,ocpt my thanks, for your invitation to be
present at tbe dedication.
I am. Pear Sir, with much rcspeet for your
self and associate commissioners.
Yours, kc,
A. L. MIXER.
With a few concluding remarks by Gov.
Dillingham, tbe assemblage broke up and
dispersed to t cir homes.
We shall watch with interest the enter
prise thus so pleasantly launched on its
course of usefulness, and shall chronicle
with genuine good will, its results and suc-
A Wac or Races. An Irish girl and a
French boy arc playing together in the
mud of Water street, when suddenly a quar
rel starts up, and the girl's mother rushing
to protect her child snatches up at once the
boy and a cudgel wherewith to inflict sum
mary punishment.Out rushesthe boy's moth
crjand with one blow levels the Irishwoman
crc the stick descends. To her mother's de
fence springs out the oldest daughter and
fiercely attacks the Frenchwoman ; at her
screams her husband flics to the rescue and
the Irish arc getting the worst cf it when
the daughter's husband ' ecents the strife"
and " sailing in" incontinently knocks down
the Frenchman. " The combat thickens,"
and all Water street seems likely to be in
volved, when the appearance of a policeman
quells the fray, and the last combatant gets
handed up before the Recorder and Cued $1
and coss for blacking the Frenchman's eye.
Drowned. A man was drowned last night
nt tbe Central Wharf, between tbe steamboat
Adirandac and the dock. His struggles in
the water were beard and tbe boat hands
and R. R. employees went to the rescue, but
when taken from the water the man was dead.
In bis pockets a case of surgical instruments
and a small package of medicines were also
found, which showed that he was a phy
sician named M. B. Mayball. of 212 Lagau
cbeticrc street, Montreal. He had sandy
complexion, was well built, and about 55
years of age. It is supposed that be had
walked off the dock while drunk, after
coming off tne steamer Canada a short time
before, as he had been noticed by passengers
on that boat to be intoxicated.
Medical assistance was procured, and at
tempts were made at resuscitation, but were
cf no avail.
An inquest was held this morning before
Justice Hollcnbeck, but no additional facts
were elicited. Tbe father cf the diowned
man was well known years ago in these parts
as a horse-doctor.
lUcirs for Ojlorisc Cutisx. Dissolve
over a slow fire one quarter pound annatto
in occ quart of "soft water, and when thor
oughly dissolved, add two quarts of weak
lyo made from wood ashes ; then strain off
and bottlo for use. For 100 pounds of curd,
one half to one full teacup full should be
uicd.
Tho abeve recipe is furnished us by a large
dealer in cheese, as one used for a good while
by a practical cbccsemiker in this county,
with excellent success.
m
3

xml | txt