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C .iiiU v f I NEW SERIES VOLXII BURLINGTON, VT FRIDAY MORNING, OCTOBER QG 1800- "NUMBER SEVENTEEN if rf. watt vmmz&m m u n v. ttJtas m in w hi h in w hi hi h ibs w i an 1KBKJ Hal ! . HI . Ul . Hi . E M- IB KP 31 i s c c 1 I a II v . Tllli I'.VITII "I L Sr.NTINKI, The French rwy hJ emoamped only about a day'"1 " rrom Berlin. Tie sen tinels wnr doubled, and the strictest orders riven, f"utl'an nd Austrian Epics were 5tBt and troub!eROuic. . At inidniglit, jvnc Sdncoio was stationed at one of tbc outposts, lie was a stout, bold, shrewd man, aiid a good soldier. The colonel of bis regiment was with tbe sergeant on tins beat, laving requested to le celled at midnight, that be might visit theouttioets. 'Pierre," be said, alter the men bad been rotted, "you meat keep iour eyes open. Don't let even a stray bone go out or oomc in without tbe pass. Do you under stand ?' "Aye, toon colonel, I shall bo prompt," "Tbc dogfc are all around us, ami you can out be too cartful. Don't trust men or brutes." "Never fear," was Pierre's answer, as he brought his firelock tu bis thookler, and mottd back a pace. After this tbe guard muted on to tbe next J. Ft, end Pierre Sancoin was left alocc. 'arre'd post was one of the most impor tant in the camp, oi around it, and be liad Uiu placed there for that reason. The ground ever which be bad to "walk v,as a long knoll, bounded at one end by a huge ruck, and at the other sloping away into a cai : i) ravine, which was a copse ot wil lows' Biyond thin the ground was Iju ulJ boggy, to thai a man could not pass it. Tbe rock wa- t o the wettwarJ, and I'.mc't walk wat lu tie outer tide I he night was quite daik, huge iuaets of clouds fkatitig overhead, aud shutting out the star-i ; and a aort ot log tcetued to be rising also from the marsh. The wind moaned through the copse in tbe ravine, and the air was damp and chilly. With a flow, steady tread tbe soldier paced bis ground, ever aod anon stopping to listen, as the willow in tbe ravii rattlid their leaves, or tome night bird started out with its quick flapping. An hour bad pasted awuy, and tbc senti nel had teen nothing to tziite bis susrueion. lie bad slopped for a moment dote by tbe side of tbe rock, when he was startled by a quick, wild scream from the wood, and in a lew moments more a larei bird fi w over bis head. "Partleu .'" he luuttcred, alter tbe night bird bad flown oTtr ; "could mortal man have atopped that ielluw parang V lie satisfied himself that be had done cottuna; wrong in eoflering the bird to pass, lie had walked tbc length of bis way two or three times, and was jutt turnio by tbe rock, when he was sure he taw a dart object crusting the line towards the cupie. "Hold?"' be ened, bringing tbe musket iiuick to has shoulder. "Moid ! or I file !" And with his pkee at aim, be advanced tuaaids the tpot where tl e object stopped; but as be caiue within a few yaids oi it, it -uirted to more ofi again tonatd the camp "Diable !" cried Pierre, "move any fur ther and 1 fire .' Whet, idicu ! Lc Prince! Ho, ho, why Prince !" li.e animal turned, and made a motion as tl ugb be would leap upon tbc sentinels bo- tjiii. Iiut tbe soldier motiuncd him otf. i Bravt, Prince," Picm cried, reacbing , luiii his band and jatlirc t: e bead of the ! it.i: thiggy beast , which l ad n.iw at up- on Lit liiiuncbes. Picm- Kci-gmzcd the .n- ' tru.tr a a great dog of ti.i breed of St. t. n.r. !, which bad Leen i.uuo in the rcg- t ! r ovir a year, and hie h hud lx.in n. rci-i ; .t bbout a eek. lie ditappcartd i.vl.i from the pickets, and all search' ior l.itu lud been unavailing. ' farOi'U ' mon grand rrn.ee, I'icrre ut urtd.it: ii'.ufi toe dog could underttand evity oil ; "the men will be happy to te you ; whtie have you been so long; 7" The dog made no answer to this, save a low whin ',uta a familiar nodding of tbe bead. Sox men ami, yuu must keep sitting tbtie until tbc guard cou.es, and then we'll go to tbc camp together. Mind that, will you;" And m:u these words, uttered with k1i iu: en. I tag ar d due meaning, Pierre startid mi J is I mt again, lie bad got half way to tie rock, when tbe idea of looking back timet bim, and be did so. Prince was uioiiDK tunard: tbe camp again. "ik.' 1'rince. that won't do! Stoi ! iStoti! orJ'U ti.oot! Diable, tbc e 1 nel was pcsi m i' m I. ib orders. 1 was to let nothing pats my pet without the countcrtign. A j i wmctbing. You can't go, Prince, so n. lie down. Down ! down, I say?" V. uli this tbe dog liy flat on his belly, d stictcbed out his tore paws. Pierre (utted him upon the head again, and baying duly urged upon him tbc neeetity ot re maining where he was, be resumed bis march once more. During the nest fifteen niinutee the animal lay perfectly quiet, and cvir and anon the nutintl would speak to him by way ol being sociable. But at length tbe Jog made an other attempt to go into the camp. Pierre had neatly rcaebid tbe roek uhtn be beard the movement, and on turning lie could just see bis uneasy companion making of). "Diable !'! the l.onett fellow muttered, 'I mutt obey orders. Tbe colonel's word was plain. Here, Paibleu ! Come here. Here, Prince ! Mon Dicu ! You mutt die il you don't !" With a few bounds the toldier bad got mar enough to tbe dog to Cre, and as tbc Utter topped be stopped. "M6n cner ami, you must stay with mc ! Here, come back ! I mutt thoot if you don't. Parbleu! what a thing to start tho whole camp fur, to shoot a dog !" But by coaxing and threatening tho ten tinel got tbc dog back to bis post, and there made him lie down once more. And thus matters retted till the tramp of tbc coming guard was beard. "Ah, now. Prince will be relieved," the toldier said, stepping rear the dog, "You thail to and fyour old friends." The trampof the oonyig gwrd drew near, and Pierre was prepar.W bail tfccm,wKn the dog took a. new ttart, aud in a new di rection this time, starting towaids the copse. "Here, here, Prince ! Parblcu, don't run off again.'" . Dut tbe animal took no other notice of the rder than to quicken his speed. "Back, back, tcre !" "Grand Dicu !" This latt exclamation was forced from Pierre by iceing the dog k-ap to his bind lege nnd run thus. In an instant the truth burst uron him. Quick as thought he dapped bis gun to his shoulder and took aim. He could just distinguish the outlines now, and fired. There was a sharp cry, and then Pierre bad to run, for tbc guard were approaching " Qui est la? Who it there?" ho cried, "llclief guard," was the answer. And having obtained tbe countersign, he informed tbc ofSecr what bad happened. ". oic : cried the omotr. l'rinec, did you say '! ' "He looked like l'rinec ; but, Diable, you should hayo seen him run on bis hind legs!" "Eb? llindlegs?" "Then come ; show us where be was." With this the offiecr of the mounted guard pulled a lantern from bis breast, and having removed tbc shade, he started on. Pierre led tbe wav to tbc corse, and there tbe dog was found in tbe last struggles of aeatn. Tbc oScer stooped down and turned him over. "Grand Dieu !"' he cried, "what legs for a dog. eb?" And no wonder be did so. Tbc bind legs of the animal were booted, and Lad appear ance of the pedal extremities of the genus man. llut all doubts were lemoved very quickly, for as the officer turned the body again, a deep groan came up. and ths words "God take ras !" in the Prus.ian tongue, followed. "Diuble ! here's an adventure !" uttered the officer, nnd made Pierre bold tbc lantern while he ripped open enough of tbe dog's 'kin to End the face. Bat they concluded not to stop tbere to investigate so they formed a litter by crossing their muekeU, and lifting tbc strange animal upon it, they proceeded on tber way. When they reached the camp they found half tbc soldiers up. waiting to find out why the gun wasCrcd. Lights were brought, and the body placed upon the ground Tbe deg skin was re moved, and within was found a Prussian drummer, lie was a small fellow, though apparently tome twenty years of age; but he was dead ; Pierre's ball having touched his heart, or somewhere very near it Ilis pockets were overhauled, and in one of them was found a cypher, but no one could make anything out. The colonel look it, and di rected that the body should be plsced out of sight lor burial on tho morrow. But this was not tbc end. About four o'clock, just lielore daylight, another gun was Cred on the tame post where Pierre had been, and this time a man was shot who was trying to make his escape from the camp. He was shot through tbc head. When the body was brought into camp, it was found to be that of a Bavarian trooper who bad been suspected ol treachery, though no protf had been found against him. On his person was found tbc key to tbc cypher which bad licen taken from the person of the Prussian drummer ; and nov that the colonel had them both, be could translate tbe myttic scroll. It proved to be u direction to the Bavarian to lay bis plans for keeping as near to Naiiolcon's person as possible, after be should enter Berlin, and then wait for fur ther orders. i The mystery was explained. The IUvar ! ian bad contrived to call tbc great dog away 1 from tbc regiment and delivered him up to the enemy, and hid tkin was to be made tbe cover for a spy to enter the camp under. And the spy would have got in, too, but for the tiortive orders of the colonel, and tho willfully faithful obedience of Pierre San coin. On the next day, Pierre was promotid to the rank of sergeant, and tbe Emperor said to him as be bestowned tbe boon "If you only make as faithful an officer as you have proved yourtclf faithful as a sentinel, I can ask no more." How a Soldier savii his Cotton. The K. Y. Votl Tublitbes an extract from a let ter written by a gentleman, duricg tbe war commander of a Massachusetts battery and now cultivating a large plantation upon one of tbc Sia Islands near Sav.innah, and this year it hit first experience in e tton planting. He writes : " You know that we had a magnificent stand of cotton, sad our prespeets Sir a large erep wt re all ve could ask. Well, you cannot ima gine my horror, when I supposed we were past all danger, at the sudden appearance of WtUiam, onr negro overretr, but llcnday night, in the fchoolroom where I was teaching the negroes. He stared and stammered as if he had teen a gbott. ' Speak cut, Villiam,' said I ' what's the matter.'' " At last be found words: ' Masea Kobeit, matsa llobcrt, de caterpillar come now, for sure.' " For a moment 1 was sp .iblcst, and it seemed as if my feet were glacd to the floor. I was demoralized as I never was under fire. All tbe painful work and trouble, all onr hard earned means,, were to be lost jnst at tre were abcut to reap success : it was awfuL I at cnee dismissed the school, and gate myself op to teTeral hours oi solid thmkiop. They were the ugliest moments of my life, but I came eat of toe struggle with a firm determination that if tbe varmints got our cotton they would have to fight for it. lty daylight neat morning 1 had every hand on the place some fiity, men, wo men and children cut lc that part of the fields where the insects had appeared. " These raiding wretches have a peculi ar idea of tactics. Tkry advance in solid column, send ing forward few, if any, skirmishers. So I formed my force scrota the fields, jaraUel to and in front of their bead of oorauin. mytalf taking tbe right of the line of battle, and then we went into a hand -to-hind fight Kilpatrick's charges weie nothing to it ; we slaughtered then one by one, right and left, aud so fought them, working through to the end ot the field. Then wc turned, and worked back to our start ing point All tbe while tbe negroes were mut tering and grumbling : " 'Tis so use to 'tempt ter kill em," " Missa Seyton nehber tort rich a t'mg as killin' caterpill," and so on. But I watched them, to tee that they were thorough in tbeir work, and kept them at it uutil nightfall. " Next morning, at daylight, we were at work again. The cool nights of this season of the vear were in our favor, for these creatures work best in tbe warm weather. I found I had stop ped their advance, and they had been so quick ly attacked that they had no time to entrenth ; jet their numbers had doubled during the nijht. To add to my discomfort the negroes oonplained more than ever, and Mr. A. and lr. V., old planters, came over and kindly informed mc that 1 was wasting time, ' might as well fight the winds,' ' let them fill up and get fat But I toll them I knew my gait, and pitched into Mr. Caterpillar all that day. When night came the ground was thickly strewn with the carcases of the tlain. Tbc next day, and tbc next, I continued the same tactics, until there was not one of the little sooundrels to be seen. As near as 1 can estimate and you know the uncer tainty of all calculations afttr an engagement, wo mutt have killed more than one hundred thousand. It was a desperate contest, but wc have won tbe Tictory with enly such injury to the cotton as ari;s from the bruiting of the leaves by my little army. " Tbe result of this affair justifies mc in say iog that the cotton may be saved from the ca terpillar, if you work with a will and begin in time. I reckon that our four dais' work has saved ui S20.000. " These insects have paid their respects to Mr. A. and Dr. W., and other plantations, with what damage I have not learned ; I hate been too busy picking to leave the place." What has been done, can bo done again ; and we suppose no energetic cotton planter will hereafter let the caterpillar march unopposed over his fields. A curious incident of ocean telegraphy is thus related by the London Timej of Octo ber 1 : "The contents of a lady's thimble would hardly be expected to constitute a very powerful instrument. Tbey would scarcely have been thought capable of one of the most astonishing fcatB ever performed by science. Tho chairman, however, of the Atlantic Telegraph Company informs us that this little instrument has actually achieved such a feat. By way of experi ment, tbc engineer of the company joined the extremities of the two cables which now stretch across the Atlantic, thus forming an immense loop line of three thousand s"vcn hundred milts. He then put some acid in a lady's silver thimble, with bits of zinc and copper, and by this simple agency he suc ceeded in passing signals through the wbolo length in little more than a second of time. A few years ago, hew incredible such a statement would have sounded! It seems, indeed, that the simplicity ol the fact has taken even electricians by surpritc. When a cable was nrtl laiu aciura mc huuiu breadth of tbc Atlantic, it was anticipated .1... cuillr fiTrrl, nnwer would be rc- luab ui 1" i - . nuisitc to drive the current in sufficient force through EUCU a ICUglu. au mu mil iiisuun., tbercforc.tbey used a battery with fifty cells, and afterward employed five hundred cells. But this extraordinary pocr only injured tbc cable, nnd tbc company arc now work ing between Yalcntia and Heart's Content with a battery of only twenty cells. It is, in fact, remarkable how greatly the success of tbe present year has dissipated the sup posed difficulties of distant or deep sea tele graph." When the Democrats were splendidly thrashed in Vermont and Maine, they said, "Of course, 'cw Eogland is Republican. Wc expected such results. But wait till you hear from the great Middle States Pennsylvania, Ohio and Icdiana." "(Veil, we bavo beard lrom these States, and tbey echo with emphasis the verdict of Xew England. .Now, the Democrats say, "VVc were prepared for this result, tut the po sition of New York is different. Wait until you hear from New York.' Well; wo arc willing to "wait," J5ut after the thunder tones ol a Bspublican vicioir have gone forth from the ' Empire State, what will the Democracy have to fall hack upon ? Ire $m )rrss. C. G. IS. I. BUN EDICT. EDiroas asd ranrmeroas. FItlDAY JldilxiNG. OCTOBKK 20, lSCo" How Ccn. Hanks met his Accusers, Tbere was a republican caucus held at Maiden, Ma3?., oa the 13tb, which re sembled in some of its features, the famous llyderatk Convention ; but with a differ ence. It was held for tbe election of dele gates to the republican convention of tbc Sixth Congressional District of Mas., now represented by Gen. Banks. At tbe meeting, a Mr. G. W. Copeland got up and said that lie could not go for the renomination ol Gen. Banks on account of objections to his char acter. Tbc chief of these was that on a re cent visit to Portland, Me., Gen. B. was guilty of becoming shamefully Intoxicated. He bad charged this privately and now re peated it publicly and challenged Goo. Banks to confront him, and meet tbe charge A perxmal friend ot Gen. Banks imme diately moved that a eommittee be appointed to wait on the General ai.d. request bis pretence. He came at once into the meet ing and met I is accuser, who rcitiruted the charge ot intoxication and said he wanted Gen. B tu deny it if he could. Wc copy tbc following from Gin. Banks' reply : He said his character had been assailed while he was absem, and when he returned home it was his purpose to vindicate bis character to those ho bad honored him, and to whom he was stroncly attached. He said. " I now say that in hajf a dozen years of public service of difficulty and without reward, I never forgot that I was a son of Massachusetts and a irpre sentative of its people, and I have to say that there has been no act in my public life cr t ri vatc character but, if unlerttood by the people of this State, will be approved by all of the people, irrespective of party. Men are assailed when they are absent; tbey defend themselves when they are present. When I retarsed from Con gress I was pressed to enter tbe service of tbe paity tq nhich I was attached, and whose prin ciples I had supported in distant States. Un willingly and upoa compulsion I accepted tbe invitation. A axing other invitations I received an urgent one to go to Portland, aud I ent there to address the citizens on public affairs, and I was there three or four days. In refer ence to what has been said I have this to say, that any statement that I was in a cjnditioa of impropriety in any way, either as to the use of intoxicating driaks or any other nutter, is with out the shadow of troth to justify it (Tre mendoua cheering.) A statement to the con trary, made by whom it may be, or upon what ever aatherity, is as atrocious, as warden, as intamous a falsehood as was ever uttered by the lips of tuan. It is not only untrue and without any fact cr semblance of truth to justify it, bat it is impossible from the nature of the circum stances that it should be true, and I invite the people of this town or my district to designate any getulemen tbey may please, who are fair minded men, iu whom they have confidence, and who shall examine the huts with me and with anybody else yen may chvote to sod. If they shall not declare that it is not only without a solitary fu-t or ciutilance of truth to justify it, bat that it is impossible, w:th dac retard to the circuraitauccs attending tin o:cas'.un, then I will resign my present tt.it ins.autacts uly aii 1 mv position as candidate f t re-thction. Sir, I nvitc tht gentleman who has taken his seat to accept this prop sin !i. I dare him to do it." The uihot ot all was that Mr. Copcltiid r,d.ctd no proof, though be reiterated that the charges were susceptible of pr jol, and that delegutis were ducted by tl.c cau cus instructed to go for Gen. Hanks at the Convention first, last, and all tbe time. His renomination in the Convention followed by a very large majority. Our readers can sec from this how a man who lias confidence in his innocence, meets bis accusers, on such occasion. Suppose Gen. Banks, though within bearing ol the charge publicly made against him, had de clined to meet it on the spot : had finally met it only by a promise tu confront bis ac cuser when be should present "legal evi dence" of tbe facts charged, and bad dodged and avoided every attempt to investigate it ; does anybody suppose he would have been renominated, or would stand otherwise than as a disgraced man, among tbe intelligent citizens of his district ? Plain Speaking. Tbc Hon. Isaac J. Ar nold, nn old and warm tcrsonal friend of President Lincoln, in resigning bis post as Auditor ot tbe Treasury, speaks very plainly to President Johnson : " Y'ou have betrayed the great Union party which elected Abraham Lincoln, and which, as an incident cf the electien, placed you in the office of Vice President. You baTe deserted its principles, aad are to-day in cpen cordial com munion with these who sought tbe overthrow of the Republic, of these who for four long years made war upon our Hag, and who crowned tbeir long catalogue of crimes by the murder which placed you in the Executive chair. "You are to-day rtecutiog and denouncing as traitors tbc lite-long friends of Abraham Lin coln : tbcte upon whem his great arm leaned for support in the hour of supreme peril for the Union ; you are denouncing and persecuting these lnendsof Mr. Lincoln 'or no offemc but fidelity to the principles and party which you have deserted. "You have chosen as your friends and coun selors from the lately rebellious States, not tbe persecuted, abused, faithful, heroic Union men, but those whose hands arc ytt stained with the blood of loyal men. In the loyal States your supporters and counselors aic to a great extent with those whose sympathies were ever with rebels and traitors " The Guillotine Cojisiittie. The Triiune of the 17th has the following in its Wash ington despatches : The Democratic Central Committee of Ver mont have delegated Messrs. T. P. Redfield, Henry Keyes, B. B. Smalley and II. B. Smith, all now ia this city, to supervise the Govern mental appointments made for that State. Their first stroke was the appointment of W. II. Hoyt postmaster at Burlington, vice Huntington, re moved. In no instance have War Democrats or Conservatives received their favors. The official rolls for that Mate are being rapidly made a list of Coppet heads. That this last statement is mainly liuc, wc do not doubt. There seems to have been one exception, however, and there may Lc more. Col. F. G. ButtcrCcld, who has just been appointed postmaster in Saxton'a River, was we believe a republican. He terved in the Sixth Vermont through the war, and came out cs a Jolnstn aan shortly before tbc Philadelphia Convention, to which he was a delegate. Henev Ward Beecuer made the Erst ot his political speeches this fall in Brooklyn last Monday. Tbc copperhead papers which have been patronizing him so much lately, arc intensely disgusted at finding this ad dress an argument for the trustworthiness, the integrity, and right tendency of tbc Rc publican party, and entirely against the Democratic party. Tl.c IVortf probably won't publish bw sermons any more. Tbc hurricane or the 3d was felt in tho vi cinity of the Bahamas with tho .most des tructive effect, the-wicd wrecking many vts tels, blowing down houees, and.doing im mense damage. Correspondence of the Free Press. FROM MOXTPELIEK. MoxTrELiEB, Oct. 10th, I860 -Dear Vrte Prttt: The Legitlaturc has adjourned, nominally from Saturday lo Monday afternoon : but actually from Friday afternoon till Tuesday morning. Perhaps the members think they have earned this vacation by tho promptness with which they bavo despatched bucincu) thus far : and perhaps they have. But how would it do for once, for them to da all their business as promptly as is consistent with safe legislation ; to occupy thus all the time Tor which tl.ty take the pay of the State ; and then as promptly to adjourn nnd go home? The new Treasurer of the State taki'sposscs sicn of tbc office to day. The record of the letiring Treasurer, Ho.w Joits B. Paok. is emphatically an honorable one. The inercatc of busincts rnd rcsjontibility in iLc office, consequent on the outbreak of the war, was of course enormous, and the new labors and responsibilities weie met by Mr. Page in a manner equally to his credit and to the ad vantage of tbc State. The whole business of the ratting of needed fund', of pay ment of past obligations, of the com- lieatid details of the State pay nnd State iol for soldier's families, and or the War iptnscs gcnerallv. Ins bein niamgid with a faitbtulncss, method, accuracy and prompt ness tbuwing very high financiil ability. An expenditure of ten millions for tbc war has been made with a total increase of the State debt of but $1,600,000. Every obli gation lias been met when it became due, tbe State credit has been kept high as tbc highest, and Mr. John IS. hands over tho ofiW to Mr. John A . Psgc, with every clearly rightful claim paid, and every dollar ac e'unled for. Fur those who arc aware .that a faithful exhibit ol the finance of some of tbe States, ol oomc oi tb- New England States even. Mould ditclose, ot straits fur money, Urge floating debt, protests of State paper in the banks and numerous suspended claims, the contrast is a creditable one to our Stale ami t the managers ci its finances. The probable settlement ol tbe C'oagrct- si rial contest in tbe Third district, has , netted no little talk here, and is, I think, very gratifying to all except Mr. Baxter's ! iti aediate partisans. Yours, Vermont IIiMmtenl Society. 1 he public exercises of tbe Society at its atrual meeting Oct. 16th. lGC have been rejorted in our columns. The proceedings oi the business meeting Were as follows . orricras elected Pnsidrnt, Rev. Pliny II. White, Coventry. 1'iVt Presidents, Pj.v. W. II. Ird, Mont p irr, Hon. Geo. VV. Benedict. Burlington, C n. John W. i'i.cli, It.utilih.iro. lltcoriling Sunlary, Gturgi F. Houghtto, bt Albans Corn i mill ny Semiotics, AiUrt D. Ha g ". Prvctoreville, Ib i.ry Clark, Poultney. Tttasurtr, Henian 1). Hopkins, Montpc li i. Curators. Hon. Hiland Hall, Bennington, 11 .in. DagnM Stevwrt, Middlebury, Henry 11 ..II, Rutland, Iter. John A. IIiek, I). D., Burlington, Luther L. Dutchcr. St. Albans, II ,n. John Wilder. Weston, D. Gilbert Dexter, Wilmington. Tbe Librarian, Charles Reed Etq. present ed bis annual Report from which wo make the following extracts : In a package fiom Judge Cleaveland of Brosk Seld, I find a ermoB whose title page is as fol owe : "A Sermon, preached in Randolph, June 3rd IS'l, at the Ordination of the Rev. Mr. Tilton E .sinus. By John Smith, A. M., Professor of the Learned Languages at Dartmouth College. Print ed at Randolph (Vermont) by S. Wrisht and J. Denio. M.H.C.C.C.I. With this sermon is a ball card which reads tbui : OgDllATlo.V BALL. The ccmpauy of Mits Lydlo Egerton is re quested at Mr. J. Warren's Hall in Randolph on Thursday the 1 1th intt, at one of the clock P. M. lUndolph, June 3d, 1801." It may be well for some of our members to in vestigate this conjanetlon and report whether, as an Historical Fact, such unions were common in tbo-edays, which are not tolerated in ours, and bow an Ordination and an Ordination Ball were jointly conducted. DONATION". "The Doleful Tragedy of tbe raising of Jo. Burnham," also presented by JuJce Cleveland, reminds us how the Anti-Masonic Excitement swet.t Vermont, disturbed the polities of New York and Pennsylvania, and had its candidate fe r President of the United State. Mr. White has rendered this copy valuable by writing for it an appendix, in which is given a t if narrative of the affair, and alto the names of lie veritable persons In Woodstock and viciai tj . iricatured and burlesqued as the Dramalit Pxsonac of the Play. i:v. Simetn Paimalee, D.D. of Georgia has pi -i-nted several hundred pamphlets and a few bound volumes relating to the Ecclesiastical Ilutcry and Benevolent Associations of the State and many periodicals of historical value. Hon. Richard Fletcher, of Boston, has pre s ented a large collection of pamphlets and ad dresses in regard to tho political history of the country for the past twenty-five years. Matthew A. Slickney, of Salem, Mass., has presented, among many curiosities and docu ments, a powder-born, which his grand father, JfdediahStickney.broughthometoltowley.lIass. from the old French war. This was given him by his fellow soldier. Samuel Robinton, with h's name and the date en it. thus : "Samuel Robin son, 175-1." This old born saw tbe bloody fights on the banks of Lake George, and its own er mutt have belonged to that corps that Ban croft thus describes : "there were six hundred Xe w Eogland rangers, armed with a firtlcck and a hatchet ; under, their right arm a powder horn." Robinson became a captain ; and in exchanging his "firelock" for the sword natur ally gave bis powder-horn to his comrade Rob inson was among the early settlers in Benning ton, and the founder cf the family that has furnished to Vermont two Governors, two Chief Justices and two United States Senatcrs. Mest families have printed memorials of the times, w hicb preserved on our shelves, might furnish "its form ana pressure" for this generation to the next, instead of Icing sold into the insatiable maw of tbe paper-rag collector. It has come to n.j knowledge that within a few years, the last copy known, to exist of the first newspapsr printed at Montpelier went, piecemeal, to k'. lie a winter's fire, and within two miles of th capitoL And I have been told that the luge and probably more jerfect collection of Virmont Official Documents than could be found elicwherc, collected by a late deceased gentleman in Bennington County was sent by his legal re I lescntativcs to the paper milL Tbe perpetra tors of such sacrilege ought to be punished as for any ether serious crime. Ignorance of the historical cr pecuniary valce of such documents is without excute. Though tbe schoolmaster is abroad in Vermont, he has not yet reached all cur citizen'. orriCE orSECBETABT or STATE. This effice is singularly defective in public document?, owing without doubt to its peri patetic character previous to 1635. I do net imagine that there is much of historical Talue in ttie office lhat is not contained in our pub Uhed Laws and Journals. But whatever there of rtacbicir. It baa m't been considered tbe duty of the Secretary of Siate to know anything atout it it tne con tints of the Secretary's office cculd be properly and nnnted. it wouW save many lraitless enquiries and searches far what is ex pected to le rounu in iuco a piac. v u not there. C0Lt.rcTi0".s or the vebjiost iiistobicjil SOClETT. As tbe first volume of the Collections of this Society will in some measure tupplj the den ciency cf State Papers, the Society cught to be able to rely on the State for a liberal subscrip tion ror the volume. In 1821 the State appropriated $300 00 to wards the publication of S'ade's State Papers ani received fifty copies. This is the only turn of any amount Vermont ever paid for printing its early history; a pur pose that all other civilized communities hive delighted to pursue until the dila were ex. hausted. lies ptctfully tulmittltd, Cn.tr.Lrj Heed, Librarian. Montpelier, Oct. 1G, 186C. Albert V. Hagar, Esq., pressntel on behalf of Mr. A. F. Styles, of Burlington, bis series of two hundred photographic views of Vermont fctntry, which were gratefully received and Mr. Styles on motion mi le a life member of the Society. On motion of the Rev. William II. Loid, it was resolved that tbe Librarian procure a sub stantially bound album hrge ece u jh to contain at least Etc thousand photographs and take early mearuics to insert therein the photograph portraits and autographs of members of the Historical Society and distinguished Vermontrrr. Colli. I'. Hopkins, Treasurer, mi lea re port, from which it appeared that the cash a sets of the Society atnountel to IS. Beniimin II. Hall, K , of Troy, N". Y., was apjoioted Orator, and Blward J I'belp. Esq , of Burlington, Substltntr for the jrar rasuing. Hon. James Barrett ef Voodstock was invited ta prepare and deliver a eulogy on the life and character of the hte Hon. Jacob Collamer, and Henry Clark, Esq , waj requested to prepare a piper on the General Atjembly of Vermont for the year 17$!. Tbe following addition to the constitution of the Society was prepared, and on motion bid upon the table until tbe next special meeting of the Society : Article. Upon the payment by a number of the Society ef twenty dollars, he shall be constituted a Ufa aeratar thereof and be exempt from the payment of annual dues. The Society, en motion, adjourned te meet atiu at the call of the President. State Medical Scciely. The Vermont State Medical Society met in annual session October 17, in room No. 12, State IIuuso. Tho President, Dr. Win. Me Collum, of Woodtoek, iu tbe chair, and Dr. L. C Butler, of Estcx, as Secretary. The session was opened with tbc prayer hy Rev. Mr. Wbecloek, of Cambridge ; Drs. A. Millett and T. Phelps were pre i sent as delegates from the Massachusetts Medical Society, and Dr. Asabtl oodward. from the Connecticut Medical Seicty, and were welcomed by the "resident. The committee on admission of members reported favorably, and tbc following indi viduals were duly elected inemtxr? oi tbe Society, v.z : Drs. S. T. Brooks, St. Johns bury : C. C. Smith, Eait Berkshire ; J II. Steele, Middlebury : S F. Bnrdiek and J. P Kent, Winootki ; I). G. Kemp, Mont julier ; Lalian Tucker, West HatiK rd ; E. 11. Pcttengill, Saxtons River ; and F. II. Goodall, Greensb-iro. Dr. J. N. Stiles read a paper on the treat ment ef small pvr, in rtbieh he spoke favor ably of tbe use of sarantua purjmrta in cut ting short its course. Drs. Sperry, Clark and Phelps, reported interesting cases occurring in their practice. Written reports on tbe epidemics of the Statt. were presented by Drs. Hyde of Hard wick, urn1 l'utuam ol Monllier, and were exceedingly interesting. During the evening session tbe Society listened to an able and interesting address on the History and Progress of Mediant, from tbe President. The Society convened on Thursday at "J o'clock, A. M., agreeably to adjournment. Tbc President in tbc cliair ILc credentials of Drs. John II. Moores, E. W. Howard and W illiain P. Seymour, as delegates from the Xew York State Medical Society, were j resented to the Society Dr. Holton of Putney read brief biograph ical sketcher of Drs. L. E. Simons, of Sax tons River and John Campbell ol Putney. Dr. Fassctt of St. Albans read an elabor ate skrtcb of tbe life, cbaractcr,atHl eminent services ol Dr. II. F. Stevens of St. Albans. Dr. Crandall of Burlington road a bio gizphical memoir ui Dr. S. P. Danlurtb of lioyallon. The committee on tbe statements made in the Legislature now in session, in regard to tbc Insane Asylum of tbc State, and the election of a Commhtioncr of the liMinc outside of the Medical profession by that body, reported tbe following preamble and resolut.onp, which were unanimously adott cd, and a copy directed to befurnished to the ttvcral pors iu the State, with a request for publication : Whcrtat, It has ceme to the knowledge of this Society that pending the election of a Com missioner of tbe Insane by the Legislature now in session, remarks were made by some members reflecting with severity upon tbe Vermont Asy lum for tbe Insane, implying charges of cruel neglect, and improper management of its pa tients, therefore. lUtohcd. That it is tbe opinion, and belief. of this Society that all such charge, or repre sentations, are without foundation in fact; cal culated to impair the confidence of the commun ity in an Institution which, after thorough in vestigation by well qualified persons we believe to be well managed for the best interests of those under its can an institution which our State may be justly proud of, as affording advantages Icr the comfort and cure of this unfortunate class cf persons at least equal to these of any similar institution in our country. JlesolrtJ. That as a oocietv we believe, and respectfully say, that in our opinion the duties of Commissioner cf the Insane to watch over the interests cf a great " hospital its sanitary. dietetic, and medical management to investi gate that most intricate and uitiicult or all dis eases, and to protect unfortunate suffer ers irom improper treatment of eTtrr kind, can be most propetly and cmciently performed ny an exceiienced and medical man; and wc res pectfully protest against tbe late action of tbe Legislature in electing an individual to inai office who is outside the Medical profession. L. C. Bctleb, ) F. F.itaciilLD, Committee. 0. F. Fassett, ) The committee on nomination of officers for the ensuing year reported as follows, and the individuals named were duly elected : President, Dr. E. D. Warre:, of New Haven. Vice President Vr. K. I). Holtm, of Putney. Secretary Dr. L. U. Butler, of Essex. Treasurer and Lilrartan Dr. Charles Clark, of Montpclicr. Corresponding Secretary Dr. C. B. Chan dler, of Montpclicr. Hoard of Censors Drs. W. R. Hutcbin ton, J. X. Stiles. N. W. Bralcy, G. B. Bul lard, Adams, L. W. Adgatc, 0. B. Chandler, S- Brush, M. 0. Porter, E. N'. S. Morgan, A.T. Woodward, Abram Harding, J. II. Richardson, and H. 11. Holton, being one for each County. Dr. M. 0 Porter read an interesting case of Ovarian disease occurring in his practice. Tbe meeting was largely attended, and tbc exercises were very interesting and profit able throughout. Tbc papers read were of a high professional character, and reflect great credit upon tbeir author and the society. It was rather carnal advice which Sidney Smith gave Daniel O'Oonnell. yet tbcro was bard sense m it, "What trah to bo bawling in tbe streets about tbc Green Isle, the Isle of tho Ocean, Tbe bold anthem of Erin no Branh! A far better anthem would be Erin go bread and cheese, Erin go cabins that will keep out tbe rain. nn go panta Imm vttl,n,,f hnlfa In thm ' It isTcpcrtcd tbatvc"Sauthernpcra now favor the Constitutional' Amendment. STATU OF VERMONT. A PROCLAMATION. To the Freemen cf the Third Congrettional Dhtricl of the State of Vermont: Whereas the Committee appointed by the General .Assembly to receive and canvass the votes given en the first Tuesday of September, A. D. 1S0C, in the Third Congressional Dis trict, for a Representative to represent this State in the Congress of the United States, have given notice to tbc undersigned, Governor of said State, that no person recthed a majority cf all tbe Totes given in said District on that day, and have forwarded to me a statement cf the num ber of Totes given for each itrscn. as follows, to wit : For Portcs Baxter, 73-JO For Romeo II Hoyt, lull For Waldo Brigham. 8896 For J. S. Adams, 161 For J. H. Woodard. 00 For 0. G. Wheeler. 6 Scattering, 98 Now, therefore, in consideration of tbe ptenv ites , you arc required to racel at the same placei in the several towns in said District wheie the mcctiogf were list held for the tlcctkn of a Representative to Cccgrrts, en the Tuesday r.ext afttr tbe first Monday, being the sixth day, of November next, at one o'clock in the aftetttcn to elect a person to represent this Stats in the Congress cf the United States; which meetings are to tc conducted in all things pursuant to the statntes in inch case made and provided. Given under my hand and the seal of the State, in Executive Chamber at Mont pelier, this seventeenth day of Ojtober, u s. in tbc year of cur Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty.six, and of the Independence of tbe United States tbc ninety-first PAUL DILLINGHAM. By the Governor : Cilis. M. Gat, Secretary of Civil and Military Affairs. The Vote at the late State election in Philadelphia was over 100,000, indicating a population of "50,000. This is said to be tb heaviest vote cycr east in any city yet ; and can only be surpassed possibly in New York city m November. Thero is a diffier ence in tho kind of vote between tho two cities, Philadelphia giving 5,000 Republi can majority, and New York 30,000 Demo cratic. Tbe figures of the official canvas of the Congressional vote in this District vary so slightly from our own returns, heretofore published, that it is unnecessary for us to publish them. In tbe Summary of our returns, wo placed the majority against Mr. Baxter in the District nt a little ovsr 1000. It proves to be 1010. The chairman ot the Committee on Sew ing Machines at the Michigan State Fair, writes that tbey "were unanimous in award ing the Wheeler A Wilson the first and only premium as tbc best family sewing ma ehiae." Robbkrv. Jamcit Munrce, a Scotchman wbo came to town a month or more since, was kindly given thelter by our townsman Mr. James Urqohart, was on Sunday caught by Mrs.Drqubart on her return from church, purloining frim her chamber a pocket book containing 500 in U. S. boLds and notes ot band. Munroc ran, but was shortly after arrested by Sheriff Munsoo, on King Street and loeged in jail. Tbe pocket book with its tmtinte vias found in u vacant lot near 1. DaouMH. On Friday tbcl'Jili mst. while the ear.nl boat Columbia, commanded by Lewis Jtrcme. was en the way frcm Platts burgb to Burlington, and between Cumber land Head ntd Porter's deck, a French lad named Simen Sequicn of, thamplain, N. Y. was accidtntslly drawn ovcrtcard by the main tbtet and die weed. His body was not rccoycrtd. Tm Steamer Green Mountain. The new steamer lotuicl ed on Saturday from the ship yard of the Champlain Transportation Co. is a very handsome vessel, built on an improved model end a good deal larger than any of the Cempany's preetnt vcstcls. SLc meas ures 2C0 lect in length and 34 feet in bresdth of beam, and with machinery and Inel in will draw lut five feet of water, much lets then any beet on tbe lake With this light draft and a powerful engine she will unquestionably piov. a fast boat. As now lying, without boilers or machinery in, tl.c draft of ti c hull is hut two and a half feet, exactly cgrecing with the builder's cal culations. Tl.c finish ot the vcist is to be in na:ivc woods, in the most elaborate style, and bath rooms, reading room, smoking saloon, and all modern ecnve nirr.ee a and improvements will lc inticducod. Woik will be pushed on her as rapidly as possible, and tho Green Mountain will take Ler place in the Line at tbc oter.icg of navigation next spring, es the favorite vccsel on our beautiful Lake. Real Estate. Reid I). Paige, Esq.. has purchased of Judge Wales, the brick bouc on the corner of St. Paul and Bank streets, for $3,C00. Tuijt. The workshop connected with the tailoring establishment of Janes Mitchell & Son, was entered Thursday eve ning while the bands were gone to sapper and two new coats taken. Suspicion rested on one Charles Ward who on being taken into custody by officer White, confessed bis guilt and produced the garments. He was lodged in jail. Ve8ii:.t Sheet- in Michica.v. At tbe Michigan State Fair at Adrian Sept. 18, first picmiums were awarded to J. K. Learned of Rutland Vt. and M. J. Webster of Hubbardtn Vt. for Spanish nnd thorough bred merino sheep. A. E. Smith of Claren don also took n second premium after Web ster. N Aitointxents. Washington despatches, in a list of postmasters appointed on Wednes day give the names of Geo. C. Oakes, Jeri cho, Wm. Tcrrill, Underbill, E. Wilcox, Westminster and J. G.Buttcrfield, Saxtons River. Dr. Ciaven, author of tbe Prison Li ft of Jeff. Daxis, and for some time bis Surgeon, has been appointed Postmaster at Newark, N. J. The Boston Transcript, speaks of " ice as thick as a. halfj dollar. iS iHalt, dollars are not thick in this section. !! Mo.nckz.nt to Gov. Cjittoden. The following is the resolution for a monument over tbc grave of Governor Chittenden, in troduced in the House by Dr. Welch of Wil- liston. The object is a proper one, and wc trust the resolution will be adopted : lllrreai, the integrity, the "agacity. and the virtue of Thomas Chittenden, wbo zealously and constantly exerted bis energies, and bis in fluence, in upholding the rights and liberties of toe people of the New Hamrnbire Grants, and his constant efforts in establishing the sovereign ty of the State of Vermont, against the oppo sition ot New Hampshire acd New York, and against the wavering neutrality of the federal government, and tne artful overtures of the agents of the British Crown. haTe iustly placed his name among the foremost in the early history of this State, and entitle it to the grateful and reverent remembrance of tbe citizens thereof; and whereas the monument erected to his mem ory by his family, baa berome dilapidated, and the inscription thereon nearly effaced : There fore, It is hereby enacted by the general Assembly cf the State of Vcrnxnt: Sec 1. Tbe Governor is hereby directed to appoint as soon as may be, a committee consist ing of two suitable persons, whose duty it shall be to cause to te erected a monument at the burial place of Tbcmas Chittenden Th tbe town of Willtston, upon such a plan and with such icscriptiocs ae shall be approved by the Gcver ncr and cause tbc same to be properly and se curely protected against injury, at an expense to the State not exceeding dollars. Sec. -. The committee so appointed shall keep accurate accounts of the expenses arising under Ibis act, and such accounts when approved by tbe Governor shall be pail out of the Treas ury of the State, Protidef, such expenses shall not in the whole exceed the sum of dollars. Sec. 3. A sum not exceeding dollars is hereby appropriated for tbe purposes aforesail. Sec 1. This act shall take effect from its passage. Removid. Tbe New York paitrs of the 17th. in a liet of appointments made on Tuciday by the President, have the name of Vt. II. Hoyt, at postmaster at Burlington, rite. S. Huntington removed. This is in ac cordance with tbe democratic "Slate," pub lished lie other day. The "block" has been taken from "the wheels," appar ently, and we may Ioak for further removal and appointments in accordance with "mv policy" and the wixhes of the Democrats. Mr. Huntington Las been ar acceptable. offiecr, and tbere is no reason cf course but a lolitieal one for his removal. Mr. Hoyt will also prove a good postmaster. probably, though there is no reason but political one for his appointment. A man ealling himself Peter St. John was arrested about three miles from Brandon on tbe 15th by constable Ilosford of Charlott acd bis assistant W. II. Well-", for having stolen a cow frcm tbe farm of P. E. Pease of Charlotte. St. John ran on getting eight of the officers, but was eaugbt after a smart chase, a.d is now in jail here. He had sold the oow to a Mr. Tyler of Weybridgo for $50. wbo of course give her up on de mand. This ii not the first cose of cattlc steaiing in that neighborhood this season, but perhaps will bo tbc last. Horace Greeley said m a speech, that he wanted to sec the time wl.m he could go to New Orleans awl say what ho pleased with out making a riot On tbis the New Orleans Crescent invites him to come, and guaranties him a peaceable hearing . and the New Ha ven Register offers to bet a new bat and ovci coat that he will be kindly treated. It is utter nonsense, alter the late massscre, or ganized and carried on by the men appointed to enforce the law, to say that a rasa, may utter what sentiments he pleases in that blood stained city. It is impossible that a man of Mr. Greeley's position might be tolerated for once, as a matter ot policy but no ordinary man would be rmilted to open his mouth there, in bold advocacy of tbe doctrines wbicli tbc people of the Union have twice declared ot tbc polls. And even Mr. Greeley, we think, would require an overcoat very different from any that he has ever ytt worn, if he should speak bis full political sentiments in New Orleans. Wc think he would win his bet. but the overcoat would come from the undertakers. A man who had received some encouragement, or thought he had, of a consulate, called at the depart ment, with visions of London and Pans, at leu.-t ol Vienna or Rome, in his imagination, to see what could be done for him. lie found his claims assigned to the const of Africa, w lth a very small salary. "Why this will not carry mc out and back again," said the disappointed patriot. "Back agiin !" said the Secretary in bis blandest and patronizing air, "it will" cost you nothing to come back ; you will come beck in a coffin. Six months is the longest that any consul haa survived that appointment." Proc. Journal. A Sre at Tidcoutc, Pa., on the 12tb, occa sioned by the bursting of an oil tank, des troyed the works ot twenty-Eve or thirty oil wells, and three or four thousand barrels of oil. The cxplocion and spread of tbc vast and burning tide ol oil down tbc banks is descriled as terrific. One man is known to have been burned to death, and four more or less seriously. One of the unfortunates wbo ran up the bill for bis life, had his clothes burned otf Ins back, the hair burned off the back of his bead, and his cars burned to a crisp. There wrce seven hundred and ten canal boats in Buffalo on tbc Stb. Tbc fleet was to move at a single trip, carrying upwards of five millions of bushels of gram. Rutland ami Bcrllncton Railsoad It is stated that an arrangement lias been c fceted between tLc fiist and iceond mortgage bondholder of the Rutland and Burlington R. R., by which both parties will surrender their claims to a boa id of tim-tecs and put an end to litigation. Thirty gentlemen re presenting several bundled thousand dollars of the bonds have already signed tl.c agree ment. Wm. N. Pierce was on Thursday anoint ed Postmaster at Jeriebo Centre. Atpartntly there ii to be at onto a clean sweep ot post masters in this County. Wc bavent yet beard of any onj of tbem turnipg Johnson man to keep his place. There is a story at Florence that on tbe anniversary of the battle ol Asrromonte a deputation waited upon Garibaldi. Oneol the members of the deputation having re minded the General ot tbe anniversary, the latter replied, Faith, I bad forgotten it." The Burlington Daily .free iVesi, notwith standing that heavy (ieeuit, has been en larged by lengthening out its pages, thus adding about three columns to tbe paper, an indication of thrift wo arc glad to sec. Lamoille Sevcsdealtr. ' Despair," saya Donne. " is the damp of hell ; rejoicirg is the serenity of heaven." The Democrats have leen considerably in the " wet " tmcc tbc Octibcr elections. On a railroad in Iowa at a water-station tbey have a "bat trap." Tbe water tank is very close to tbe track, so they have bung a i ircc of canvas in front of this tank, and a half dozen bats have been brushed away by it to tho salvation of tbc beads, lor tbe man with an insane iropensity lor thrusting hii bead'ou't of the window and looking back, is foreysr riding on tht train. Vermont Legislature. SENATE. Tuesday, Oct. 1C. irmLiooj. Bills' introduced and refened By Mr Reed, in amendment to chap 21 of the general stat utes, aad relating to the appraisal of lands taken for highways. Mr Porter, from the com. on rules, submitted the report cf that com, and the rules recom mended were adopted as the rules of the Senate. The hour having arrived for the meeting of the joint assembly, the senate repaired to tbe hall of the house of representatives. HOUSE. The speaker announced the following stand ing committees: Military Jjfa irs Messrs Rounds of Ches ter, Wells of Waterburjr. Cady of Morristown, Butterfield of Grafton, Paul of Pomfrtt. Education Messrs Dunn of Fairfax. Tenney of Thetford, Wbeelock of Cambridge, Johnson of Rxkingham, Ballard of New Haven. Land Taxes Messrs Benton of Guildhall, Robinson of Newfane, Carter of Moakton, Mar tin of Montgomery, Hamilton of Fairhaven. Itoadt Messrs Harris of Windham. Cleve land of Brookfield, Parker of Wolcott, Pierce of Rochester, Welch of Williaton. Pulhc Buildings Messrs Wells of Water bury, Gilson of Cavendish; Prout of Crafts bury, Drew ot Tunbndge, Prichard of Shore ham. Distributing Committee Messrs Hubbard of Whiting, Eddy of GIa.tenbary, Nelson of Rye gate. Weston of Essex, Howard of East Hat en, Blaisdtll of Flet:her. Town of North Hero, Pot ter cf Belvidere. Palmer of Williamstown, Ljon of Charleston, Foster of Shrewsbury, Andrews of Berlin, Tucker of Halifax, Wood of Bridge water. .Mileage and Ltbenluret Messrs Parmaleeof Bristol, Coleman of Winball, Graves of Kirbj, Whitcomb of Richmond. Buzzell of Granby, Bliss of Georgia, Goodsell of Isle La Mott, Bragg of Watenille, Corliss of Verahire, Cheney of Glover, Griffith of Jit Tabor, Cardell of Warren, Whitney of Marlboro, Skinoer of Royalton. A Joint Resolution by Mr Rounds of Cheater, ratifying the amendment proposed to tbe con stitution of the United States; to select com. on constitutional amendment. Resolutions were adopted from the Senate, fir a ioint assembly on Thursday afternoon the ISih, to elect judges of the supreme court and reporter. Also granting the use of the Repre sentatives Hall to the Vermont officers' associa tion, Oct 21; and on Wednesday evening, Oct 17th, to the Ye. moat Bible society. Joint Assembly The Senate and house of representatives met in joint assembly, for the purpose of electing a secretary of state, scr-geant-at-arms, auditor of accounts, superintend ent of the state prison, commissioner of the in sane, bank commissioner, railroad commissioner, adiatant and inspector general, nuartermaater ajrgeneral, judge advocate general, and threo directors of tne state prison, tor tne year ensu ing. For Secretary of state, George Nichols of Northfield, was elected unanimously by a rira roe vote. For Sergeant-at-arms, Z C Camp, was elected unanimously by a rira rocs vote. For Auditor of Accounts, Dagald Stewart, wis elected unanimously by a rfro rote vote. For superintendent of state prison, James A Poland was unanimously elected. For commissioner of insane, Mr Roberts of Underbill, nominated Dr A C Welch of Wdlis ton. Mr Marsh of Woodstock nominated Wm Mc Collam of Woodstock. Mr Harris of Windham nominated Dr. Henry D Holton of Putney. Mr Miner of Manchester nominated Erasmus D Warner of New Iliren. Mr. Corbin of South Hero nominated David Campbell of Rockingham. Senator Dorr of Rutland nominated Homer Goodhue of Westminster. The ballots having been taken and counted. resulted as follows : Whole number ef votes 218 Necessary to a choice, 125 A C Welch, 39 Wm McCollam, 15 II D Holton, 17 E D Warner. 32 D Campbell, 15 Homer Uoodhae. 130 and Hon Homer Goodhue was declared duly elected. For bank commissioner. Senator Hendee no minated Asa R Camp of Stowe. Mr Brigham of Ilydepark nominated Carlos S Noyes of Hydepark. Whole number of votes, 211 Necessary to a choice, 121 Asa R Camp. 22G Carlos S Noyos, 15 aad Asa R Camp was declared duly elected. For railroad commissioner, Mr Prout of Rut land nominated David E Nicholson of Walling ford. and he was unanimously elected. For adjutant and inspector general, senator Taft announced that General Washburn declin ed to be again a candidate for that office, and nominated Maj. Gen. Wm. Wells of Waterbury, and the election was made unanimously. For Quartermaster general, Perley P Pitkin was unanimously elected. For judge advocate general, Stephen F. AU wood of Monkton was unanimously elected. For directors of state prison, Cbas A Forbuah of Springfield 1st director, Samuel Merriam of Johnson as 2d director, and Henry Lane of Cornwall as 3d director, were unanimously elected. SENATE. Wedxisdat, Oct 17. Bill Introduced and Referred Bj Mr Taft, repealing certain sections of tho g s, regulating the election of senatcrs to represent this state la the congress of the United States. The joint resolution relative to the constitu tional amendment was referred to tho special com on that subject Resolution By Mr Dale, appointing a com to take into consideration the matter of times and places for holding the supreme and county courts, aad report by bill or otherwise, whether any change be necessary ; adopted. The Gotersor submitted the report of the commissioners appointed under a joint resolu tion on the Natioaal Statuary Hall. HOUSE. By Mr Whcelock of Cambridge, to incorpor ate the Cambridgeboro' park association ; to com on roads. By Mr. Ross of Si Johnsbury, limiting the time of action against banks whose charters have expired ; to com on banks. Petitions introduced and referred By Mr. Pease of Charlotte granting the exclusive privil ege of wharfage and ferrying between the McKidJ wharf in Charlotte Vt.,and ExexN.V. to Moses Patten of Essex N. Y. to gen com. By Mr Walker cfLullow, of Sewall Fallaca and 57 others praying for an act requiring all highways to be fenced ; to com on roads. Joint Resolutions By Mr Butterfield of Grafton, tbe following: Rtsolced by the Senile and llouie of Re presentatives, That laws ought to be In force in all of the United States guaranteeing equal and impartial suffrage without respect to color. ResolteJ, That it is the dutT of Congress to pais laws giving this right in all places where it can be done constitutionally. Resolced, That we hereby request our renatora aod representatives in Congress to use their in fluence ftr tAe passage of a law giving equal and impartial suffrage in the District cf Colum bia as early as possible at the next session of Congress. Which was referred to com on Judi ciary. The speaker laid before the house a communi cation from Hon G F Edmunds, accepting Ihe invitation ot the General Assembly to address them on the political issues cf the day, and nam ing Wedneslay evening, Oct 21, as the time. Amxxoox. SENATE. The President announced as the com to consi der time of holding supreme and county courts; Messrs Dale, Smith, Root, Sanborn, Taft. Clapp, Hill, Hendee, Martin. Baker. Hyde. Beed, KeJ log and Dotea. Bills Introduced and Referred Vv Mr Ba ker, ia admeodment of sec 2, chap 77 of the general statutes, fixing the standard weights of wheat, potatoes, peas and cIot.t at 60 lbs per bushel"; rye and Indian corn at 66 lbs ; barley 48 lbs ; buckwheat 48 lbs ; oaU 32 lbs ; beans 01 lbs herdsgrass or timothy 42 lbs. By Mr Baratow, ia addition to sea 31; chap 83 of the general statuUi, relating to the grand list, providing that a copy of the report of the equalization com shall bt transmitted to- tis listers of lbs several towns, aad the same .shall bs by tbem attach to lbs grand Uat. book .'ot their town.