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The evening exerciMS conimrnetd nt half- j put six, and were as fellows : T. Vnluntarr. i n. Anthem "Holy, Holy, Lard UnJ or iu- t baoth!' III. Prjtr by the Pastor. IV. Psalms for the diy . XXIII 0, read bjr Rev. E. Brace of Snorebim. V. Prayer by the Rev. E. Bsllou. Vf. Anthem, and the Hymn, by llmerso.n, commencing : We loTe the venerable boute Oar fathers Luilt to God; In heaven re ktpt tier grcatfal vo-. Their dust endears the sod. VII. tor. Kcatlinc of the 5enpturii, l.y the Pas- VIII. Hymr. by Rev. Dr. I'mb'tucnta. read by Ker. .Mr. Frolhiajsbam if Ilrnlltboro. I IX. Sermon by the l'ev. KJsrd Duett Hale, of the South Congregational ehureh of j Boston, Mats. X. Prayer by Rev. Mr. Hal. XI. Anthem, "I Trill lift uj mint eyes onto the hills." XII. Benediction Iit the Patter Mr. Hrle's terrain was from Keel 1. 4 " One generation passeth asay and another generation comtth, lut the Earth ditktt, for ercr." He spoko of tLc worth ol tbe laet half e:ntury, since tins building was dedicated, alluding to the work aconinpliilicd by God through the lives of individual?, and the physical IriuinpU of the age, foreiMy illtw tiatcd to the speaker's mind in this s jot, fur be l.ad Liard the story uf the settlement of Burlington from one who saw it when it consisted oi but three 1ioi.m where now lift) this t-.rirty city, wltwe career w (till but jist legun. From the victories of the past half century lie parsed to tlie duty and work of the nut half century. Its need v more of that life which cuintii from God, more re ligion of action, not uiorc religious Sun days, but more ttligious weekday. This want the sptnkt r considered could be better hill by Unitarian" than by any other Ixjdy til chrii-iiaus. He ticlicTed. it would be met, and that the child of to-day will at three More look ba lc ou Mich energy, joeliec, purity, carrut-tiie-?. lilr, as a century ago no pro phet dated predict and no poet dream of. The sermon was an interesting, able, and in parages eloquent discourse, and we are sorry that our limited space forbids us tu give the fuller re;rt of it which we had prepared The singing was very fine, under the dir ection uf Mr. II. I. I'ructor, organist and chorister, the excellent choir of the church luring tLe aid of the fine base voice of Mr. HindctH of the Baptist choir, and the finish ed tenor of Mr. Phillips of Si. Alban. The Uvea in the evening at the bouee of Mrs. Horace l.Toaii? was a fitting close oi tlie day. fifty yeais ago " uncle Horace " and Mrr. Looiui in like manner threw open their houe, on the evening ol the first dedi cation. A feeling of regret tliat Mr. Loomis, who waa Ihc Ci.itr pillar in the erection ol the church, could not have lived to see this occasion, wait in many hearts ; but it was mingled with gladness and wonikr that Mr.-. Loomis should be able, at 3, tu dispense the chcerfnl hospitality of her mansion, with so great a measure ol the vigor an J kiudly grace or her younger years. By htr side stood to receive the guests, Mrs. Foote, formerly Mrs. Clark, relict of Rev. Samuel Clark the- fin-t ator of the Isocicty, S4 ycnis uld, but in the bloom of a oompara- tively youthful old age, and Mrs. Ingersoll, widow cf the tccond paftor or the church, and who was its pastor for twenty-two years. Three members of the church nt the time of the dedication Mrs. Loomis, Mrs. Foote end MUs Nye still survive. Several mew b:rs ol the Society of over fifty years land ing, were also present, including the venera ble Mr. Benj. Joelin. who hauled the brick of which the church was built. It was a large and pleasant gathering of old and young, and one long to be remem bered. A delegation ol about forty oi Mr. Allen's society in Montpclicr, were present during the day and evening, with the pastors and lay delegations from the Unitarian societies in NorihGclJ, Shorclam, Brattlcboro and Montreal. The whole occasion was one of high interest and complete success. Tho following letter which was received too late to be read with the rest at the Semi centennial of the Unitarian Church last Wednesday, was read on Sunday from the pulpit by Kev. Mr. Ware, at tie close o! the morning's tervicea : Cuicinn, Jan. 7th, 1S67. L'iik Brother Wake: 1 doubt whether this vtill reach you in time for your jubilee, but nhcncvcr it comes, it will bring my mott hearty congratulations and good wishes to you and to all that ate in fellowship with you in Burlington. It is a great thing for a church to come to this golden year, and yet to be still young, not past ker prime In any way, and promifing to live thriugb many more cycles, wnue an over me country her sens and daughters are living, and holdins her iiasge in tLcir hearts leskle the image of their old home, and thinking of her always with a tender holy love. It is what you will all think I know as yeu meet, and your eyes will be mistv the while with harry and thankful tears. But! doubt whether ycu can re alize it so entirely as I do alter meeting this seven years in the West so many who, leavisg the dear old church somewhere eastward, never find an other quite like it, cr in which they feel so per fectly at home. I do cot wonder at this, and far leM do I com plain, fur I find, as a rule, that those men and women who came to sec ua out of the old steady going eastern churches, are among the Ttry best in every way for the up building of living churches in this new land. In the old order from which we get our idei of a jubilee, cne thing was m-ft prominent and mportant, every letter was broken then, and IiTiry man was free (except the man who should volunteer to have his cars fastened to a vast, and of course he was served right). I trust Brother IVate H will be so with the church in Burlingtcn. That no old fetters, bonds, or slaveries of any rort, if there happen to be any, will survive the subtle searching spiritual fiame of your jubilee, and if any way you have fallen back from a of rieel freedom, it may now be all made good. It was a grand thing fifty vetrs ago for the ratters to taxc the stand they did. In advance ot the age to put their time so far ahead of the n tan time about them, becan;c they dared to trust the sun. But hat John llebinson said to the grandfathers of our church be said to the fathers and their children, "for lay part I cannot sufficiently bewaid the condi tion of the Kefcnned churches, who are come to a period in religion, and will at present go no further than the instruments of their Reforma tion." God bless the church in Burlington at her jubilee with emancipation from any fetters that have been cast round her in the half cen tury, and with a whole heart for that sertice which t perfect freedom. A men. Ever yours, ROBIHT COLLYEU. ArroisniE-NT. Capt. Thcodoro A. Peck of Builington has been appointed Assistant Adjutant General ol the Fiist Brigade, Vt Militia, with tbc rank of majeT, in place of G. G. Benedict, promoted to a position on tbe Governor's staff. Major Peck saw ecivice right through the war, and feels a strong in terest in the support and improvement of our State militia. Gen. M union and the Brigade arc to be congratulated on securing so faithful and competent an Adjutant General. Sracc to Pjjttsixrgii. It will be reen from his advertisement, that Mr. Ladukc has commenced bit ncnal winter stage-trips to PlstUburgh by way of Grand Isle, leaving Burlington every morning at ten o'clock. . c. jl b. u. in:.NEriCT. editors asn ranPHiEToas. FRIDAY MORNING. JANUARY 18.1867. THE 1VCCKLT TREK I'RBSS Tuc Bcbusgtox IVasKLr FkeePbiss is ab llsbe4 ever' Friday moroln;, and contains the laUitnawSi report of Buxton markets andCam- , brW:e Cattle Market ; fall State, County and ocal nUUIfaec j well selected Miscellany, ic, Se I eeare iv. 'utUy will !e sparel to make It a re I iaUe, Inlereatuijr ana valuable family jeursal. The dreaUtion of the Fuse Tans exceeds that I tf any paper in the region, awl it is. therefore, an usrivallad Mdiwaa for advertisers We dtclre to give aldJUtnil attention to the -til unci 1 the rarteui towns in this and ailjoinia; Counties, la which oar Weekly has a numerous dr- eulatioo. aci ahall esteem it a favor if our reader will forwent as aar items of interest. Another supreme Court DeciiMi. It bruins to look much aa ii tbe Supreme Court, lncii onco undertook by the I) red Scott dech-iuit to arrest the anti-slavery movement, had arrayed itself in like man ner agaii at tbe republican imIicv of the North which would "make tieason odious," and "give traitor the trick ecat " The decteijo against the validity of military trials gave gnat comfort to tbc copperheads; and it baa been followed by decision for bidding the "sovereign State" ui Mt-touri to decree, a she baa decreed in her new con stitution, that traitor shall not practice in In r v lurts, teach in her schools and preach in her Trulpits. The decision is in brief tha tbc teat oath rcquirwl of lawyer, teachers and clergymen by tlie constitution of MitMXiri. to the eftcet that they have not aided tbe rebellion, is nneonstitutiooal being in iu nature a punishment without trial, and beins; in its character ei past facto, and operating as bill of attainder. The wcil t of the decision is eonsideiably ksaened by tbe (act that but a bare majority of the court concur in it. As (n tbc case of the Indiana military trials, four Judges oissent. Chief Justice Chnse and Judges Miller, Swaync and Davis, holding that at torneys are subject to legislation, equally as judges ; that Congress has the power to pre scribe their qualifications, and that tbc oath imposed i not au urjust discrimination : that tbe oath juotly makes loyalty a qualifi catiun. It denies that tbe test-oaths are in substance bills of attainder or ex pott facto. and argues that tbey timply require the proof of loyalty as a condition of practice, and not as n punishment for past offenses. Whatever other effect these decisions have it U plain that tbey stiffen tbc President in bis adherence to bis policy ,and greatly cheer the democracy. The lVorW points exalting- ly to tbe way in which the Supreme Court is vindicating the democratic party, and these decisions are taken as earnest; of others to lollow which shall nullify tbe whole ac tion ol Congress on tlie reconstruction ques tion. The Itevenuc Question. COMHUeiO.NEX Willi' RETORT. ' To spare itself the trouble of eollectin, facts and figures. Congress created the office of a Commissioner of Revenue, to investigate onr revenue laws, and suggest sach site tions and additions thereto as he might think proper. Tbe Secretary of tbe Troas ury selected A. I). Wells for tbe position. and Mr. Wells has made a very long report, in which is presented a large mass of valua ble statistical information. Of how much value Mr. Wells' deductions from the results of bis investigations arc, wc cannot say ; but tbey appear to have moch weight with the Secretary of the Treasury, and arc deemed well worth attention by Congress. Mr. Wells chances the present financial difficulties of the fittmtion to, first, a scarci ty of labor, second, to an irredeemable pajr currency, and third, to the bcavy burden of taxation. The first must be left to adjust itseir, with the aid of time and tbe operation of natural laws. A redundant currency makes prices high by making them capri cioup. Tbe standard of values having bcra for tbe time taken away, fiat, in turn, ad vances cost, and dealers and macu:acturers add to their prices accordingly. Mr. Wells shows that, on an average, the price of labor has increased about sixty per cent, since tbc early part of the war, while commodities have increased in licc about ninety er cent. He recommends that specie payment be reached at the earliest day possible. The present taxes he considers, not equally laid. Tbc total receipt of the government are es timated at $455,000,000, furnishing a sur plus of $100,000,000 ; of this surplus the Commweioner ree jirj menus that fifty millions be applied to tbe reducti-m of tbe public debt, and fifty millions to tl.i reduction of the taxes. Tbe abolition or ui'dificati n of the income tax he does not mentioi-. In reducing internal taxation, iie pro poses that the present five per cent, on the products ana sales of manufactures be put down to three : with an entire removal of" taxet! on bar, plate, and sheet iron ; tho re duction of the 24 per cent, tax on sugar to 1J per cent.; the reduction of duties on wool and carpets ; tbe abolishmint of fhe tax on salt ; and a reduction of the duty on raw materials to the lowest points consistent with revenue ; making free the raw materials that are farni'bed by tropical climates Oi course Cun.ress will not feel bound to accept, as a matter of course, all of Mr. Well-' euoclusiuns or adopt the Tariff which be recommends; but will take up the subject, give it such considera tion as the various interests involved de mand, and will take, as wc trust, wise ac tion, for the good of all. Tut Passaci or the District Sirraaot Bill over the veto, in the House ayes 113, noes ZS was greeted with a burst of ap t)aufc, cfpecialty from the colored persons in the gallery, which- was promptly rc prcseed by tbc Speaker. The vote was an almost strictly party one. The only Ilepub licans who vjted to sustain tho veto were three from the JJorder States Ilobbnrd and Latham, of West Virginia, and Kandall of Kentucky, together with Kuykcndall, from tho Egyptian District of Illinoi". Ilaymond and Kasson were among the yeas, as well as all the Veimont members. cxcentMr. Wnml. bridge, who nrpsars to have been absent or j not voting. The final passage ot tho bill On motion of Mr. Banks, tbe House unani makes about 3000 new voters in the district, I nw!j condemned the Coolie trade. . , and the colored people are prepniag for a grand jubilee demonstration in honor of the The KepublicaDs of tlie Xew York Legis lature settled the Senatorial question, in caucus, by nominating llotcoc. Conklixo. He was nominated on tbe filth ballot, by ten majority. THE BDRLINGTOx, Wuat tub Pkesidext Keliis o.v. The N. Y. Tlwea, in a position to Ic well posted on the President's views, says : If it (Coagress) annals the local governments which now exist in the Southern States, and which arc the products and representatives, re gularly or irrrgulirly, cl tne iocii popular win, and substitutes for themTcrritonal governments of its own creaticn, the President believes tbc Supreme Court will pronounce its action null and void. Upon whit this belief is based, ex cept the general tcmoer of the Court and its de cision in the Indiana cases, we are not aware ; but he holla it and acts upon it. lie believes that Court will bring the action of Congress upjn tbe iau of tbe Southern States, to the test of the Constitution, and thtt it will veto, by an adverse decision, every attempt to impose upon these States universal suffrage, assent to Con stitutional Amendment or other conditions of the kind proposed to their enjoyment of the right o' representation in Congress and the Electoral College. ihe inreatcneu acuou oi Congress, therefore, he believes is destined to prove abortive. ViacmiA The Virginia Senate baa re jected the Constitutional Amendment unani mously, and in the House it got but one vote. Tbe Home Pstal Committee has author ised Mr. Alley to report a bill railing the pay uf icnto agents to a sum net exceeding $1200 per annum, and aleo a bill appropria ting half a raillicn of dollars for tho pur chase oi be lower end of tbe Park as a site lor a post office far Xcw York city. The piece of the Park offered by the city lor tliat sum is said to be worth $3,000,000. Thirty-Ninth Congrcs. Second Session. Washington'. Jan. 8. Mr Edmunds presented a petition against the curtailment of the currency or i immediate return to specie payments by act of Congress. Mr. Edmuads eiid he did not agree with the views of the petitioners. Mr Williams reported from the Finance Com mittee a resolution appropriating $15,000 to de fray the expense of tbe Joint Committee of Re trerchmcnt, which was passed. The Nebraska bill was taken up, the question being on Mr Edmunds' amendment providing that tbe act shall not take effect till there shall be no denial of the elective franchise in Nebras ka on account of color. Mr Edmonds replied to the arguments urged against his amendment, asserting the right ot Congress to impose the conditions of bis amend ment Mr Doolittle asked Jlr EJinunds whether, the Constitution as proposed to be amend ed, or as it stands, does not recognize the rights cf the States to regulate the question of suf frage. Mr Edmunds said there was nothing in the Constitution to prevent Congress from enforc ing equal rights in the Territories of the United States. Mr. Howard said that tbe taking from new States the right to regulate their own affairs would be tyranical and desperate. Mr, Edmunds considered all power despotic in the same sense. He leferred to several fun damental liws which Congress had made, and in opposition to which, he said, tbey could not foim a State. Congress in creating a corpora tion by charter could net afterwards violate that charter, and, therefore. Congress cculd not take from Ohio the right to deny suffrage to whom she would ; but Congress could impose upon a new corporation or a new State any con ditions that .it chose, and they could ocoept or not Mr. Fessenden said if Nebraska had not elected Senators and Rcpresentitiaves already, and bad come here asking admission, this proposition would be well enough; but when these men bad been elected, their appear ance here would be no evidence that the State had accepted those conditions. Mr. Edmunds said the admission of members who had no right to be here, would be no new thing. After members hid been expelled for mat reason, no narm, however, could result from this. Mr Edmunds argued the point at length. Jlr Doolittle denied that Congress created a State. States were self-forming. Congress merely recognised the fact that they were fit to be admitted. Nebraska must Le admihted on the same footing with other States, and with like powers. Mr Edmunds insisted that the act of admis sion created the State, and not the people of lerntory. Jaxcakt IHh. The Nebraska bill, after eoasMtrable backing ana nuing on tne idmuntis amendment, was passed with tbe amendment Mr. Edmunds presented a petition in favor the tariff bill passed last session, and it was re ferred to the finance committee. Mr. WaJe then called up tbe bill for the ad mission of Colorado, which was similar to that of Aebnteka. Mr. Edmunds offered his amendment, which was aaonteu. Messrs. Hendricks and Doolittle opposed tbe admission, but after some discussion the bill passed by a vote of 11 nays ajninst 23 yeas. Mr Wade called up bill annulling all laws enacted in territories makine any distinction in the exercise of tbe elective franchise or other civil or political rights on account of color. rending its consideration the fcenate adjourned. HOUSE. Mr Kasscn's oill was paued by tbe House. Jan. S, making it felony to- sell any person into slavery on any pretence whateter. It seems that in some of the Southern States an attempt has been made to preserve slavery by selling ne groes convicted of' crimes or petty offences, and ine nceign o: tots Dill is to prevent this. It held that the reservation in the Conet-'.utiona Amendment, and also in the Ordinance of 17S7 in cases of conviction for crime, means that convicts may be imprisoned, but not sold into slavery. This Interpretation has always pre Tailed in the Slates formed out of tbe territory tmuractu :n tne urainance oi liST. Mr Lane reported favorably tbe House bill relative to tne pensions of tbe widows of Reraiu tionary soldiers married to such soldiers before tbe year ItWU. Washington, Jan. 10. SENATE. The bill providing for the meeting of tbe 40th Con er ess on the 4th of March next was ml. as was a bi l providing that In all territories of tne united stales there shall be no denial to omens of tbc United States of the elec tive franchise ty reason of race or cokr, and all persons saaii oe equal neiore the law. The bill prohibiting thi President from making removals at office was discussed at lenetn. Mr. Edmnhds thought the President ought to have UA to him the discretion given in the caorptioos uameu in me mil. Mr. IlonarJ stated that the f resident had reappointed men rejected by the Senate. Mr. Johnson said that the craetice was in conflict with the spirit of tho Constitution. It enabled tbe President to take all power away from the Senate. As to the President's jwer oi removal it uau not Lccn seriously questioned. .uauisou inougat ice power mignt uc aouieJ HOUSE. The Senate amendment to the House bill to regulate the franchise in the Territories of the United Hates was concurred in and will go to the President for his signature. The Senate bill for the admission of Xebraslr was taken up, on which discussion at length was had: tbe Hence refusinc to second the de mand for the previous question on Mr. Ashley's utiiinm. action was lanen. Washington, Jan. 12. In tbe House, the Nebraska admission bill came up as unfinished business, but was ncut poned, and the joint resolution civine twentv i v mui. UWIIHVU4I cuiujcuauoa id tne govern ment employes in Washington was considered ana passed. Ihe Legislative Appropriation bill was then considered in Committee of the Whole. pending which the committee rote. After pass ing other business ef minor importance, the uou:e aujouracu Mondat, Jan. 11 in ine senate, tne bill to set aside the net proceeds of the Internal Revenue in the Territor ies for tbe yeirs lcG6, ISG7 and 1SCS, fcr the erection or penitentiaries, was passed, and goes to tlie I resident for signature. The bill to regulate the tenure of offices was discussed. In the Honse, Mr. Loan's impeachment reso lution was taken up, on which he made a speech. uiu itij ieu euspcnuiDg me law allow- ,5'SJtteCt ,0. the 0W"" of ,UTta ho ToInn- ill? viiwur locaumissiou oi.eDrasKa was then ,lVen up and debated until thedese ef the Jlr'e sitting. Tbe House seconded the previous out coming to a vote on the bill at 4.40 P. M., I adjourned. Tuesday, Jin. 15. Afier unimportant business, the Senate dis cussed the bill regulating the tenure of ofScej ic Mr. Backilewspoke against it. In the House the bill for tbe admission of Ne braska wu taken up Vt. FREE PRESS.FEIDAY MORNING. JANUARY 18, 1866 Mr Boutwell moved to reconsider tbe vote seconding the previous uuestion. Mr Ashley moved to lay tbe motion to re consider on the table, negatived by 01 to 77. , Ihe vote seconding the previous qutsiiou was the previous qutsiiou was 1 the House refused to sec- ition. then reconsidered and tbe ond the nrevicus oucstion .Mr. iioutwcll movea to amena ine uiu uy proiiuiog luae aucr certain luauamtuwwuui j tions bid been complied with on tbc part of Nebraska the President shall have r-ower to ' cause the admission of the State by proclaim- ' tion. Mr. Boutwell spoke in support cf the amend- i ; .1 rv r 1 ,1 1 . ill- menu Tbe debate was continucJ by Messrs. Hale of N. Y., Le Blond cf Ohio. Maynard of Tenn., and others. Hhe debate closed at 3 when tbc Ifous: came to a vote upon Mr Boutwcll's amendment, and it was adopted. Yeas 87, Nays 70. At tbc caucus of the Pennsylvania Legis lature on Wednesday evening, Simon Camer on was nominated fjr tlie U. S. Senute in place of Cowan, on tbc first ballot. Is it not amusing to find Mr. Jjhnton de claring that colored men should not be al lowed t3 vote in the District of Columbia because white people there are oppjsed to their being endowed with the elective fran chise, and yet at the same time adhering to his "policy" in face cf tbe fact that it has been deliberately condemned by a majority of half a million of tho white voters in the only States that have the right to rass upon its fate ? Trorefrr. THE CHARACTER OF .MARTIN CI11T TKXIJEX. Reply to Mr. White's Letter. Wiluston, Jan. 11, 1S67. To the Editor of Ihe Fret Prfu.- Deak Sin, Being a friend of Veimocfs departed public sors, and believing that yuu as an editor, would not knowingly lend your Influ ence to circulate false reports, I have taken the liberty to send you tbe following statement of facts, trusting that you willingly would make tbe correction, as yon would, to publish the first statement touching the character of the Hon. Mabtin Chittksdcn In looking over the columns of your Saturday evening's daily issue, of the 5th of January, 1&C7. 1 was somewhat surprised to find men at this late day, willing to traduce a worthy atiitn , a man too, who spent the mott part of his life for the benefit of bis country, and who according to your own statement, had filled every position his fellow citizens had seen fit to appoint him, with credit and honor. This is the first time in my life of seventy-one years, that I have ever heard his intellectual capacity called in question. I have known him well for many years, and hare also known him superior to the commonality of most men. His jurisdiction over the State of Vermont during the years of 1813 and 14. was more owing to bad counselors, than any want of loyalty to his country. You, Mr. Editor, must know, that agreeable to tbe statute, at that time, he conld have no legal authority to order men out of bis own State. This I will say and I know it to be cor rect, that at the time of the invasion ol l'htts- burgh, Governor Chittenden did ordsr the mili tia out, to the nearist point he deemed be had authority, and that at the wlarf where they were to embark, he harangued them to tbe ef fect that he had no further authority, but that as many as were a mind to go could do so ; and he was about to say he wonld lead, when a hand was laid on his shoulder, advising him to refrain, for as sore as he stepped on beard of that boat, be would be shot djwn, at tbe same time pointing to where tbe assassin was conceal ed, for that very purpose. This villain was placed in position by one c-f those very counsel ors I have before spoken of. Tbe above men tioned fact was all, and the only reason why Governor Chittenden did not lead the Green Mountain Boys to Plattslurgh and to victory. His want of common tense caps tbe climax There is also another mistake. Martin Chit tenden was older by twelve or fourteen yerirs than his brother Truman, the latter keinr, the youngest but one of Governor Thomas O atten dee's ten children. This I know to be lb e truth, I have always been acquainted with both. As to the story about the calf, that originated In envy, more than anything else, hia brother Tru man alwaj s feeling rather sore on that subject, but that I can eaplain. When M artin Chitten dm was a boy be was aMicted w'.th a lameness which bid fair to cripple him tr r life; bis lather like all good fathers provkleek him with a Colic- gtate education, that he iv ht be enabled to make bis mark in the world, as well as his brothers who were sound in body. Daring the course of hie college life he came in contact with a Dr. Kilridee, a fen- one physician of these times, who succeeded in enrtpg him of his lameness, thus saviae valuable life to the eoa monity of friends, itsi r hat eountry an able advocate of its liberty. Rcft folly, AXONTMOBS. We ate sorry t'jat oar venerable corres pondent, who gn ea us his name in a private note, Hid not see fit to authenticate bis state ments lor our readers also, by signing his name to his coinmunicatica. Of cocrc in copying lltv. Mr. White's article, we did not assume tbe reepom-ibility of endowing its correctness. Mr. While is abundantly ablctotakecarcofli:Bise!fas to nil that, and will undoubtedly he as wiltin to correct any errors of fact, as he is coi npetcnt to maintain his positions, when advi: tcdly taken. e nave, ourselves, always heard. Governor Chittenden's course, in reference to tbe mili tia at Phttsburgh attributed in gtcat meas ure to the innutnee of unwise advisers, and wo beg leave tu disclaim emphatically any oesire to " traduce bit mem ory. ;UVCTIHS IN TUR LCSTOJI B SEEVICI. As a couple ol the officers of Ci istoms w ere wak ing a tour of observation on the highway north, last Saturday ni-ht, about midnight, tbey encountered a Mr. A . wi10 iTta tl0t far north of Winooski. 'ho was nrdi-rr.l tn flit nml fctn tn nrhn hn .. - -f I i i I ..... ,,m nc nJQ nn cuiuggicu gooue in his Jjcjgo. He replied that be had some goods, and thereupon at tempted to escape by driving rapidly in an other direction. One of the officers, how. ever, succeeded in clingcjg to the back of tie elcigb. and after a sharp tussle, succeeded in mounting it ana capturing the driver. No goods were discovered, and it then became plain that W. was acting as a decoy to draw the officers off on a false scent, and clear tbe rjadfor some smuggling enterprise. His ruffled and subdued appearance, however. indicated that lie got decidedly tho worst of the encounter, and it is believed Hint on the whole be camo to tho conclusion :bat tbo operation did not pay. iioaiiciPE in tPEX. Vt. Two men named McDowell end Finnegan. of Eden, ncfeb bors, who had had trouble, accidentally met in mo woous last rriday. Bott had axes. Finnegan forbid McDowell passing a tiee that Le, Finnegan, had felled across tbe road. McDowell persisted and passed the I ( rro a Ttty mm. nli.n.i . n . . .. I i . . f c ' I raucd their axes, and Finnegan struck Mc- cwu.v Hiiuiiuu ul ii-nrin( thaw I Dowcll w ith his axe on the head or shoulder, j Knocking him down. Finnecan raised h axe arain. when Mrw.l! ..n , o from the first blow. ifmV n r;n. .1 I r- w " t J iriill P rt fi I ... M tiiAjctau, ice I vui,o6 Uia uouy m mo arm pit. Fin- I negan uvea hut a few minutes. MoDowel las been bound up for his appearance before the County Court. TJibtus, Masaiacis and Oiatus is Vxa- . . i r.-.i.tra- oxr. End ,n tUe ld8t aDnual ' , tion report, compiled by Hon. Geo. Nichols ... ..-i. srrMrv of Statr. the lollow- Ul - ".u"". - .... .. . t , ..r,r) ,lllh ing summary ol Dirtns, niarnafci.- in Vermont for the year 1364 : Population in 1EC0, Births in 1861, 315.110 4,753 2,439 L2GI 50 3,400 1,023 330 1.804 1.1CS 13C 510 .Males, Females, Unknown. rABENTanr. American, Foreign , Unknown, MASRIACt-'. Whole number, NAT! Y ITT. American, Foreign, Unknown, DEATHS. Whole number. Males. Females, Unknown, Ages given, Average age, Percentage. 5,193 l',76'J J,!)07 31 5,111 29.22 1.07 "WiseoeKi. The following arc the officers elected by the yiliago of Winooeki, under its n;w charter, en Thursday evening last : Moderator F. V. Kennedy. Clerk Wm. Ktddcr. Treasurer II. V. Horton. Collector Allen Stouc. Trustees Geo. P. Wood, S. 11. Weston. F. C. Kennedy, II, W. Barrett, Frnrcia te- Clair. Fire IParo-CBJ-P. P. Wilkms. Alonio J. Stevens. Amos II. Hunker, Samuel Big- wood, C. A. Smith. The Trustees arc to divide the village into three wards, and frame a series of by-laws); tn lie ndnnted bv the village at a fututo meeting. First Calvimstic Congregational Soci etv. This Soeicty held its annual meeting last week, and elected tLc lollowing ofivcers fur the year ensumg : Moderator II. Nichols. Clerk and Treas.J. W. Ilickuk. Prudential Committee James Mitchell, James Peck, (J. J. Alger. Auditors B. S. Nichols. II. II. Talcott, I. X. Camp. Collector Dan Lyon. The cxensee of the Society tic last year were $2,3Go 37. which has been jid in lull. In addition to this sum the chmch and So ciety has paid during tic year for Mission ary and other charitable jmrpoee $1,301 00. The Pastor (Kev. Mr. Mil) has a salary of $1,200, and ihe use of the Parsonage. Uiiiir.NiAN Societt. At a meeting held by tne "Hibernian Society," last week, the following cfScers were elected lor the ensuing year : President John Ulllaiian. I7ee President J. B. Sccllt. Secretary Jos. McLainiiLiN. Treaiarer Maktix Dalt. It is the intention of tho Society to cele brate tbc coming St. Patrick's day in the same manner as heretofore. CHAStrLALv TsASSPOETATtos Co. The an nual meeting of the Cham-plain Transporta tion Co. was held at their office ou the 9th inst.,apd the following otSc era were elected : Dfrtcttrs Col. L. G. B- Casson, O. A. BrBTON, A. L. Catiin, J. M. Davison, V. P. Notis, Tnos. A. Ksiocijibockir. Col. LiGrasd B. Cannon, President. O. A. HcitTOX. Eel., I'ice President. V. P. Xotis, Esep, Tmuurtr. Hiram Tract. t7en' Vvp't. Lincoln Lodge I. O. or G. T. A Idge of Good Templar?, which ha been Mined ' Lincoln Lodcc," was instituted at Win- ooski. last Monday CTcniug, by Deputy Grand W. II. S. Whitcomb, assisted by about thirty members of Cbampiain Lodge of this city. The Lodge already numbers thirty- one members and comprises some of the first ladies and gentlemen of the place. Tbe meetings will be hckl on Monday evening of each week and for the present in the vestry room of tbe Methodist church. Tbc follow ing oQccrs have been elected and duly in stalled : Dr. L. F. Burdiok. W. a T. Mrs. Kent. W. V. T. E. E. Greenleaf. W.S Miss L. E. Burdicls, W. T. L. K. Dike. W. F. f, John Unham. Jr.. Tf . M. Mrs. L. II. Dike, W. I. O. B. W. Ellis. W. O. G Kev. D. A. Lewis, W. Chaplain. Mrs. S. E. Smith, W. A. S. Miss C. V. Knox, W. D. 31. Miss L- II. Forest, W. Ik II S. Mrs. S. TiObinson. W. L. II. S. S. E. Smith, P. W. C.T. Third Congregational Socjett. This Society held its annual meeting Monday eve ning and elected tLc following officers for the year; Moderator G. "W. Benedict. Prudential Committee . P. Hickok, T. E. Wales, W. W. Walker. Clerk C. A. Sumner. Treaiurfr N. S. B'ill. Auditor W. J. Ca.mpbe!!. The-building committee reported the whole amount expended by them for contraction and finishing of the church, during the past three years, to be $33,203. This sum does not include tbc origan, gas fixtures and pul pit furniture, which were presents to the Society. The commi ttce reported that the lf hill fnr on.l....i: ..A 1 A . 1 1 .- -. 1 , , , I,.,, :.I by subscription and pa id in, with the excep tion of about $3,100 w hich is covered by a special subscription not jet fully due. So that the Society in effect bttnds clear ofddt. Masonic. At the annua.1 communica tion of the Grand Lodge of Ver mont, held at 3Intpel;cr. January TJth and lG'th, tbc fol lowing officers wcio elected Jor the vcar ensuing : M. Vi . Lcvcwlt B. Englatby, Gt and Mas ter. R. W. Georro M. Deputy Grand Master. w 11 R. W. Kanslure W Clark, Grand Sznior Warden. R. W. Bcniamin H. Dnwo-ir- Grand Jun ior JTonren, . C. W. Woodhousc. Grand Treas urer. R- W- Henry Clark, Grand Secretary. W. H. H. Powers, Grand SLnior Dea con. W. W. 11. Johnson, Crana Junior Dea con. Gamaliel Washburn. Grar A &, -retary. J. K. Edasrton. A 111 lf7n t ' FZ. met Arr0 . . Edasrton, Assistant taTy' LJi mniorth JJott. do n . . ' i K-ev. Israel Luce. Grand rt-; Pitt W. Hvd, hZ, A 1, ?.hlt 'Ian ?' Deming, Crana' Suord' Beat tr -"OT.ii, Pursuivant. " , ai ,d n., -nd 170 P a t aimveriTr " " "wu, ju:ua juf. w vjr. "11 tTtii ioa of tto Gnd June 1S6S ' ' JoDD,b,"y in The decision of tho Supreme Court in the Milligan case, which so generally cicura " jubilation of tie Democratic prca, contains "one incidental declaration which these parti sans do cot care to give much prominence to. In alluding to the absence ol power ,n de partment commanders to cs-ablish military tribunals, the Court fy . "justify on the mandate of the President, because he is controlled by law, and has his appropriate sphere of duty, wbicli is to " execute and not to make tbc laws." Hanpsoue Gu-r.-Mr. A. W. Hyde, or Hvdcville, Vt., has just made a superb pres ent to the Chapel ol the Vermont Episcopal Institute, in our city. It is an ocUpnal font, full sid, of pure white marble ; ecven of tic faces are panelled, and the eighth is embellished with a raised cross. Tbc pedes tal is likewise octagonal, and the whole is Enelv polished. This supplies the'only want felt "there, and mnkes a complete finish to that beautiful House of Prayer. Mr. Hyde has Lad two 0Ls"at the Insti tute within the last four jente, and though they arc now no longer there, this most ac ceptable gift is the more gratifying as a token of his sTrcng and continued interest in its prosperity. Yocnc Men's Association. The next lecture before tbc "Young's Men's Atsocia- tiw" will bo delivered by Pneidcnt Anoell on Friday evening, Jan. 25 ISO". The Cros sinc, from Grand Isle to Platts bureh. is now good, the ice being in fine con dition, and steadily improving under this weather. Laduko's stages leave here for Plattsburg at 10. A. M., and arrive at 4. P. M. The Missionary Herald, which has been published by tbc American Board for sixty- two years, is uwjusstionably the best mis sionary publication in the work!. We notice by a circular from tbc Mheion House that the Board desire to increase its eirculatron, and that as inducements thereto, improv. nients have been made in general appearance and typography, and valuable engravings will hereafter embellish its pages The Jan uary nu-iber for 1S07, contains also sixteen Mustonary Maps, and a classified list of all thn Minions of the Board civinir names of Missionaries, the name and definite location of caeh Station, together witn tbe pronund itfian of the ffcocranbical name. This last feature is one of groat value. Tho subscription price of tbc Herald re mains as before, but one dollar a year ; and it should be in every Christian family in the land. There is an item of $40,000 tor Fort Montgomery in tbe fortification hill which was recently reported in tbe lloofe. Seventeen canal boat; and seven barges, the latter for the Canada trade, are now on the stocks at Whitehall, and will be com pleted in time for next season's business, it it eznected. IIbjcests. We learn from the Freeman that tbe late Luther Henry. Esq.. of Water- bury, by his will gave $1000 to tbe Method ist Chntoh in Watcrbory, and $1000 to found a Law Library fur Washington County Bar, to be called tbe Henry library. At Mr. Henry was not a man of barge wealth, '.bete beqocBts are trnly liberal. Smelt Oct. Oil of cloves was found at Island Pond in tbe monej-ta.'e of the express messenger from Canada, whereupon tbe safe and contents were seised by the castoow' of ficers. On the Mae day two quarts of liquor were discovered in an Island Pond stage, consequently tbe liquor, stage, horses and all were seised. The Chahplauc Canal did more bueine last rear than ever before, and iu friends who aik for its enlargement, ctaim that it has earned mate money for tbe State of New York than any other sixty-six mile of canal in the whole State. l'ersotial. On motion of Hon. B. R. Cartis, Senator Edmunds was, on Thursday last, admitted an attorney and counsellor of tbe U. S. Su preme Court. There is a rumor floating about that Speaker Colfax will next month lead tho rich widow of a wealthy hanker of New York to the altar. The fathers ol Generals McClellan, Grant, Sherman, Sedgwick and Mansfield were born in Connecticut. Last Tuiwlav, Rev. 11. A. I. Torrcv of Vcrgenne received a birth day present from h.S Church and Society of $227 in money. Jlr. 0. II. Kile, Principal of Vcrgennes Graded School, has been appointed by tbo Vermont Hoard of Education to assist Secre tary AdaLis in examining teachers at the Institute liT Addison Connty to be held at Bristol Tucsiiay and Wednesday of next week. Hou. John Fine: died in Ogdensburg, N Y., on the 4th hurt., in the 74th year of his age. He was np wintcd First Judge of St Lawrence County in 1S24, and in 1833 he was elected to Congitss, and served through iLt term. During eighteen years on the bench, but three o.f his decisions were re versed. Dr. C. B. Chandler of Montpclter died suddenly, on the Sth, of appoplcxy. He was 70 years old, and bad for many years been a prominent phytician. The N. Y. Weekly Review says Madame Pa rep a is about tu become tho wife of Carl Rcsa, the violonist. Cable Dispatches. London, Jan. 12. Evening.. TLe Times uf this morning has a long argumentative article on the subject of tbc impeachment ol the President ol tbc United States, and says the scheme looks like a fatal blow at the Constitution. Madrid, Jan. 12. Tbc proffered media tion of tbc United States, in tbe differences between Spain and Chili, is regarded almost certain as the forerunner of an honorable and permanent peace. Vienna, Jan. 12. Tbe morning journals of this city to-day contain an official an nouncement that the Sublimo Porte has called one hundred and fifty thousand men into service to quell the Greek insurrection in the Mediterranian Islands. London, Jan. 13 Evening. There is a report from Madrid that Gatibaldi has gono to the Island of Candia. Paris, Jan. 13 Evening. Dispatches from tbe East report that a Ministerial crisis has taken place at Constantinople, and also that the Porte has recalled lis AmhnMndnr from Athens. It is lso reported that large numbers of Greek insurgents have been landed in Candia from Greek ships, and that the Cretans are receiving fresh supplies of arms. St. PiTiasBCKC. Jan. 13. The Cur and members of the Court were present at a ball lately given in aid ol tbc suffering families of tbe Cretans. First and last, fnrlv.fivn Pnr l.r, hn xiled from Rome. Vermont Items. It is proposed to build a ferry-boat to run between St. Albans and Plattsburgh, which will cost $15,000. of which Plattsburgh and Grand Isle County subscribe $11,000, sna the rest probably will be raised in at. Al bans. The Bennington Banner says tic story in regard to the killing cf a man named Fisher by a panther, on Sbaftabury mountain. turns out to ho a oanard. Jocks for the stuck of-the Cambridge & Mount Mansfield Turnpike Company will be opened in Jcfferfonville, Burlington, St. Albars and Faiifaz on the 23th inst. Books have been opened for aabaeriptton to the stock of the Montpclicr and bt. Johnshury Railroad Company. The route was surveyed some years ago as far as Marsh- field (for tic Wells River line) and found feasible. The Woodstock R. R. Company ha or ganised with the followiix hoard of direc tors : Peter T. Wash barn, Tbossas K. Pow ers. Albert G. Dewey, Charles Dana.Franci- , W. Clark, Lewis Pratt. Prank Jf. Billings. Charles S. Raymond. Otis Cbamberlin Tlicro are iow on tbe books subscripti ns amounting to over $131,000, Harrison SpauldiDg of Fairfax cut bis throat on tbe night of the 2d int., after bis family had gone to bod, in his cellar He had been at work that day, as usual, killing his hogs. In settlipg his father's estate, bit brother took the house-farm, paying more for it than Harrison wonkl. It is supposed that his havirjg to leave tbe place, nod not finding a place that suited him, caused hi despondency, which resulted in suicide, llw body was discovered almost immediately af ter the deed by his mother. Henderson Bifcbop of Castleion had hut ekull fractured on the 8:h by the fall of h limb, es be was felling tret? ; he tan hardly recover. Loren Randall of Danville, while WlioK trees lost week, was caught in the branches ol a falling tree, which took a dif ferent direction frcm what be tboeght, aad badly injured. Samuel Nojes of W lee lock was frozen to death two weeks since, while going to tbe south part of the town. He was an old man of 70, and weak mmded ; and it is supposed he got bewildered and benumbed. He was found three days alter starting rros home, on an out -farm of A. Ailrn'f. where no one lived, just alive. Carrel II. Damon, a tad, was killed on Christmas day, in Springfield, while watching his uncle felling trees, by tbe fall of a dead limb, which fractured his skull. At Mr. 'A. T. Wood was at work in the woods in Springfield, Vermont. January 10, be was caught between two log aad com pressed into a space of four mche-, and quite badly hart. Russell W. C liter, belonging in Worces ter, hung himself in tbe horse stable of Ma son Wheeler, in Calais, the 21st alt. The knitting retablir! ment of H. A. V. Bradford, at Bennington, Vt., was destroyed by fire a week ago Wednesday night. Loss $30.000 ; insured. Barnam has in his Museum four living brook trout, which weigh together i-La teen pounds. They were raised by franklin Post, of Wallincford, Vt. A wood train on tbe W eat era Vermont Railroad was thrown from the track Manchester, on Saturday hut, by upon a brok-ta rail. Three of tbe train bands were injured in consequence, one of them crioualv. Fourteen years ag", H. X. Cbamberlin, of Newbury, lost a gold pencil on lie grata ground near bit boaec He knew just woe re be dropped it bat after t. long search gave it op as lost. Last fall the piece of ground was broken up, and the pencil was turned out from under tbe tod on the very spot where Cbamberlin had hunted so long for it. The wife of K. Blake, of Bellow Falls, was surprised to find $150 in the pocket of an old pair of pantaloons belonging to her boataind, which tbe was ripping ap, the money being wrapped up in a piece of news paper. It seems he had forgotten all about it. Vermont tent 22,9iW cattle, 197-013 sheep and 3,360 swine to the Boston mar Vets hut year, out of the total numbers received there si 1 13,053 cattle, 400,546 sheep and 128, 493. Boston gets more for her iaea; mar kets from Vermont than from all the other States eotnbtBec!, except tbo 'Western States. The Lamoille County National Bank de clared a semi-annual dividend ot 1 per cent, free ot tax. The First National Bank of Brattleboro Vt., divides $1 per share, and odds $7000 to its surplus fund. Tax-payers will bear in mind that 3 per cent, can be saved on tlie State Tax if paid before the first of Febnrary. Ovm tue Lase. Mr. S. W. Clark, cf Willsborough, Essex county, has jost con tracted with tbe general government to build nine piers for lights along tbe ebqnnel of the lake, as far as Kenzan's Bay, about fourteen miles from Whitehall. The piers are to be eighteen feet square nt the bottom, of the shape of a pprauiid, twelve feet high, and nine feet square on top. Tic Northern Transportation Line held their annual meeting on Wednesday, and de clared a dividend of twenty-five per cent. Tbc old officers were re-elected as follows : L J.N.Stark, of New York, President; Nathan T. Wilson, of Whitehall, Vice-President ; Hcman R. Snyder, of Whitehall, Secretary and Trcsurer. Navigation ii closed. ThoSteamcr "Mon treal" made her last trip to Plattsburgh on the 9th inst. Tin Wedding. His many friends among our readers will be interested in the follow ing account from the Middlebury Register, of a recent pleasant event in the hitory snd household of Hon. Dugald Stewart, ol that place, and will join us in wishing that ho and his partner may live to celebrate hap pily both the silver and the golden anniver sary of the day : A few days sines Mr. and Mrs. Dugald Stew art, of this village, infarmed their friends, by means of tinfoil billets that they would be "at home" ou the evenine of the 7th icsL that time completing the tenth year of their wedded j me. They received their guests attired in the same garments worn on the primordial occasion with the addition of head-pieces, bracelets, rings, ef cetera, of tin, in the latest styles. It needed more than the contrast of fishiont to convince a stranger that the youthful bride and spocsa had traveled ten years "np the hill thegither," but their trio of etnrdy little witnesses could not be impeached. At the procer f Bt. Dr. Kltchel nroceed. cd to give another turn to the knot made ten years before. The ceremony (!) we can nj.'. say, was according to no form ever pree-ni,. ( or used, before, and abounded in points thv brought down the bouse in a manner to ti . the suspicion that tbe occasion was not attorn, er a solemn one. The tokens all of fin articles use'u: aM useless, simple and elaborate, the result or t hundred tastes a:d fancies, were cnmhtt1 and many of them, to us, nameless : bonnets, brackets, caps, cullenders, cake pW(' frosting frames, flour sifters, forks, 2rter' hats, horses, bores, pans, knives, laaps, JU! terns, mould, match safes, milk pans, n ir ; L rings, oil cans, profiles, pins, pipes, pofpr. quart measures, rings, rattles, reflectors, shoo spittoons, strainers, tea caildiee, tabs, i- j.. wash basics, watering pots, wbippers. are fn that we can recall of a collection sufficient :. : stock in trade for two tin peddlers and a car-... Ity shop. Guitatory and social festivity occupied t! evening, till a late hour, when all left tin . wishes, felt or expressed, that they might !r. to greet them on their arrival at their ntit hading place, where irer shall abound as '. dees cow. A Novil Wkddino. A fady in one ot ol. Vetmoot towns, says the Bellows Faii Times. a few days ago, willing to get msr ried, and to have people knou that she marritd. invited the people to her f.itbir -bouse to an evening prayer meeting as t'.c i'i:aicm was in their neighborhood, and gr. tl.e parson an invitation and "the hint. He arrived at the hour appointed and foun some seventy or more persons there assembled no one knowing what was to take plao He chose to address his oongregation upon the marriage at Cana in Galilee. Having finished his discourse tbo said lady and her affianesd arose to their feet without invita tion and the parson married them without any " bluster," but among many bewiMereii countenances, and said amen, took his ha: and left them wondering, and tor nKi.t know they are wondering yet News Item. A West Hartford cow eat four pounds , tobacco, and died. Cyrus Fowler froze to death near New. burjport. "Rum did it. Janes Pratt, c,-. oner. The tin roof of an Bmira hotel blew . S, carrying an Irishman with it, who was lac ! ed in a privy vault. John A. Sarratt disappeared from ' world through the doors of a monahUry aad re-appeared in the Papal army. During tbe past year, tbe number of c viets in the Mew York State Prisons has m creased by nine hundred and fifteen. It is reported that Adesander If. Stcph'. has written a history of the war, which w, i oon be published. Tbc majHsfactnrers of Massachusetts ex plain of a very dull season. Many ot t. -woolen mOlt are stopped. A California paper tclb of a lady in Ai who became a grandmother on the day -. was twenty-four years old. - Two of the judges of tbe Wisconsin -pre me Court, Downer and Dunn, will -. : rerign on account of the inadequacy of t' salary. The Cleveland Herald says that m -r money has been bored into tbe earth in thi oil regions than has eotae from the boles made. The President's veto of the suffrage bin was printed in New Orleans twelve bour belore it was delivered m Washington greatly to tbe joy oi rebels. Jerusalem it to be examined this year '.. the Committee of tbe Palestine Exploration Pond of Rogland. Hopes are entertaine 1 that discoveries of imporUr.ee will be made Jones and bit bar-tender. Fira pa trick "Sntngle Hollow" hotel repute, who h.i their trial in Troy, N. Y. under au in-iict-atent lor tbe murder of one Grate of Ben nington, Vermont, last Aogut, were acqji: ted. Tbc freedmcn of the South celebrated th annive ary of the Emancipation ProcUnn tion on New Years day. with procession-, speeches and other devnoostrauons suited t the occasion, and were not anksted. The steamer Uolotadojhas cone front StnFran eiseo to China, tbe first of the Pactfis Mail Steamship Company' s vessels to the far as: A clipper ship arrived at Philadelphia last month from San Francisco in ninety-five days with a cargo of 60.000 bushels ot California white wheat, and 4.000 bushels of barley. John Cheney, a hunter of tbe Adiron daeks, has a pistol with which be claims he has killed 1,500 deer, 12 otter, 1 panther, 2S bear, Pwo.ves, 24 moose and other same with out m.aioer in thirty-two years. A lady in Covington, Kentucky, while walking along the street, on Saturday, slip ped down on the snow caveied pavamentnJ crashed to death her year old baby, which she was carrying in her arms. Tbe steamer Mohican on be; way to Bra zil, had ber engine suddenly brought np all standing by a mysterioos stoppage, which proved to be a large porpoise, caught in the propeller. It was bad for the fish. During the past year nearly three hun dred tbonsanu emigranta from Europe have landed on our shores. Not much 1m than twenty million doHatd in coin aad their potential wealth of bone and muscle. A Berks county (Penn.) Dutchman set & gun trap in bis smoke bouse to kill thieves, lie forgot that the gun had not bruins enough to dietinguish a thief from an honest man, and next morning, when be opened tbe smoke house door be was shot dead. At Key port, on the New Jersey shore, the recent gale was so violent that when the New York business nwa cane down to the wharf to take tbe boat they found thesMelves far inland. One could walk out in a straight line for three miles on tho beach beyond the usual boat landing. The wife of Mr. Aaron Ward, living near Nowark, was awakened by feeling a hand pushing under ber pillow, and looking up she discovered a black man standing over ber and trying to secure two watches which wero under tbe pillow. She immediately raised herself, and demanded to know what bo was doing there. Tbe fellow, without answering turned and fired on ber with a pistol, tbe bali entering her body about an inch from the heart, lie has been since ar rested, and mys he supposed she was a man or he would not have shot her. Tuk Medals Ready. The Medals and Diplouns awarded at tbe late New England and Vermont Stato Fairs aro now ready for delivery. Any person, entitled to either medal or diploma, who has not received it, by sending his address to Daniel Needbam, of Boston, will receive the same imme diately. The modal is of solid silver, and is the largest as well as tbe most elegant ever is sued by any society in America. It it two and a half inches in diameter, tearing the inscription on this fate. " New England and Vcrmpnt State Agricultural Societies, 1SC6," and on the reverse, "awarded to" Ac. The modal is set in a beautiful morocco caso. Niw CocsTEErxiT. A new and dangerous imitation of the five dollar National Bank note baa recently been pot afloat. Ihe en graving is said to be finely executed, and the bill, in the main, .well calculated to deceive. Still, it may be readily detected. In the genuine, the group of Columbus and his com panions is composed of five persons ; in the counterfeit there are but four the one in tbc background at the extreme figure in the group is missing. In tho counterfeit, also, the extended arm of Columbus is without a hand. Pcsciiase cr Lowrrs Cautoiinia. -This i ,i.. ...Ih uauaiuiiuu ioos piacc in asuingtou, tbo tacit consent of the government, and luruugn ine active agency ot acnor nomeiu. T . t . i r 11 e 1 ... hn ii nils now uecu lofjuauv cunuroicu i'j r.,.., - . ii .:.!., ,-. .ltll UU41lei LVIVtuuihUii auu fcUU 1MU M .'V beyond reasonable doubt. It is the largest furcbaso by privato persons in madcrn times, t covers 46,800 sqnaro miles, extending from gulf to ocean, between the parallels of 24 degrees and 20 minutes, and 30 degrees of north latitude. The GratSASint. The long talked of gym nasiam in Plattsburgh at last is in full op eration, with about forty members.