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VOL. XXXV. NEW SERIES VOL-XIII.
BUELIXfiTON, VT., FRIDAY JIOHNING, AP1UJL, NUMBER FOUTV-OUCP: 1-2, I8G7 Poetry. TFor the Burlington Free Trew. llaricl. "Over the fields of ripening grain Scythe sod sickle swing all d; Jose ; Kinging o'er valley and hill and plain Cometh the reaper's harvest song." Gloweih the ton with tropical host. As it hangetb high in the nitty noon ; Men and maidens, with but; feet IHnre by the light of the bar Teat anon. And we watch the ihadowi come and go, And float, and fade through the quivering air. And we wait tin the sunset fire bum low Aud the world has rw from its weight of care. Bat the day i done, and the numerous mah Of the trees and waters, is all we hear : Home, through the laded iuuset flash Come the weary reapers, from to and near. Aud over all the silent land, Over river, and hill and plain, Un the .joiet store, and the beach of sand, Like trampling boofc, is the ausmal of raia. Uark'ntng the silvery moon, it cornea Putting out all the stxrry light With a sound like the boating of matted drama. In the breathless calm of the Saauner night. The morning rises, misty and cold ; We laagfa. at the aloozn, far the Are bams bright; We heed not the storm-clouds, fold on (bid. We watch with a smile, the lurid light. With storm sad calm the harvest went With shade sad ranahine with beat cold With skies where asare and sanshiae bleat, And crimson mingled with aaaset's gold. Ora the desolate, autumn fields The gleaming sickle is seen no more, Hashed is the reaper's joyous song. And the bnsjr harvest time is o'er. KnamuE, X. V., April 1867. nnsTitucTivi: rim: C. C. & B. L. IIE.ni)It'T, EDII0ES iSD rEOPRIZTOBS. "FRIDAY MORNING.TlWlTliT 1867. sad iTaikCCiauCH. b onders at Natural History. roc vat rocB uosir ami takis von mji'. k. From the Clyde N. V. runes. Last July Mr. Jcfferroo ()' instead, of Sav anoab. Biased a bug weighing some two hundred pounds, and n thing seen or beard of ban until last week, when Mr. Ofmstcad. having oecat n t. take down a straw stack on bis place. !.h -wine-ship was discovered underneath. iV.erc was no doubt from the signs and fact given, that the bog had been in the straw sinew- las; July, lie who probably asleep in the -imw wr.en tbc ftack was being ma-Je, wl.cii was the time the hoe was missed, and w.u c vered un so complete! and eloelj tl at hi could n-.t es cape. His weight in, when found, about sixty pounds. The bug au-mi ti to k- as well ae ever, save the falling off in weight. cararaic A DINK. From the Hndsoa Register. Early on Saturday mornine Mr. Enos Crasser, a flagman on the Hudson River ia.'raad, caught a mink at his etation, about a mile above this city, in n i .,vcl manner. li.e animal attempted to r.n across the track, bat the instant he i-tiuck the cold, frosty rail, he stuck fart, !.! was captured by the flagman before In uld move trom his sealed position. The miuk proved to be of the largest size and tl.c- ft-r .f extra quali ty, bpericnocd hunters wiy this in" the most extraordinary manr.c-r i.l trapping ani mals mat lias ever onic U ir knowledge. ana they co-sider it worth a passing notice. it not special patent. now btsfiax fali.es ack i-c.ht. From Munchaasen'cXarratires. Provided with a pitcher of water, tlie hunter stations himself in a tree over the hole lead ins: to the babitaiioti of the animal, and when tbc latter come out and stands lounging about,the hunter injurs some water on the creatures tail, which alumst instantly becomes frozen to tbe ground. 1'he hunter then deacencs, and with Lis knife flashes tbc sable's face. The frightened animal struggles to get away. and finally c capes through tbc opening made- in its counte nance by tbe hunter s kr.ifc-, leaving its skin in tbe possession of Uie hunter, while it re turns to its hole, where it awaits tbe growth of a new fkin. IIttu noa Gec. Beir.eg.iiu ois visits os vmr Political Sittation. The following letter from tbe Rebel Ien. Beauregard is published, addressed to the editor of tbe New Orleans Timet New iiius, March 1".', 1807. Dear Sir : You have done me the honor to call for my opinion relative to the action of the South under the Military bill. Having seldom taken any part in politic, I do not fed well qualified to advise on so momentous a question; nevertheless, as the same desire to obtain my views has been manifested from various quar ters, I shall not (brink from the responsibility v. vAiMiug tuvui, iu cue uope inat tney may tend to compose the public mind, so justly alarmed at this moment. In iny humble cninkm we hive but one of two things to do resist or inhmit. J. be first is inadmueible in our pain fully exhausted condition. Four years tf a des perate war have taught us that tbe argument of the sword can no longer be resorted to by ss to redress our grievances. We must, therefore, submit, but with that culm dignity becoming our manhood and lost independence. Havin been overpowered in the late struggle we can (ubmit to tbe harsh and uogeneroas terms of "sir conquerors without dishonor, an J we must adopt the least of two evils. A futile resistance would only cause our rivets to be driven clour. We must, then, aojuieeee or leave the eiun :ry. But we love too dearly the IblJ of our tirth to abandon it in its hour of sorest trial. ihould avoid, also, bringing it, by internal diseeniions, to the condition cf poor Mexico and the unfortunate South Americw republics. With regard to the suffrage of the frecdmen, Wever objectionable it mar t.e at present it is an elraeotof strength for the future; if prop erly handled ad directed we chall defeat our adversaries with their own weapon. Tbe negro is oathera born; with a little education and some property qualifications he can be mide to Uie euScient interest in the affairs and pros perity of the South to insure an intelligent rote, in our future political contests with the Xorlli protect-ve tariff, internal improvements, &c. the freedraen of the South wUI side with the whites of the South and Witt, and they wdl thai contribute to give us back the influence we formerly hid in the councils of the nation. Oar people should understani thit the rtdicale can remain in power only so Ions the public ex citement, is kept up. As with tho turbid waters of the Mississippi River the sedimentary parti cles are kept up at the surftce enly so long as the waters are in motion, the instant the cur rent is checked these particles fall to the bottom. Thus it will be with tbe radicals when peace and virtue are restored u the country. Tbe conservatives will then take the reins in their own hands, and the oottMitatianal lavs of tbe land will once more prevail. nefrectfalty, G T. BtAtttoiai.. Iifgnl ItcMftniicc to the Itcroimtniction Act. The t st. hope ot tbe unreconstructed rwbele, has rested in the Supreme Court, lint it takes one or two years to get up a I case and prosecute an appeal to that body, and the rapid progress towards reconstruc tion at the South, with Gov. Brown, Gov. Orr, Wade Hampton, Generals Beauregard and Imestrcct, and other leading relets costing out for acceptance of tbe terms ol Congress, has shown a strong probability tbat the Southern States would all $ back in Congress under tbe law. before a final decision as to its constitntionalitr could be obtained. In this emergency, the icaist ing Southerners have attempted to reach their end by tbe short cot of an iniumrtton On Friday last, before tbe Supreme Court oi the United States appeared William L. Sharker and Kobcrt J. Walker, in behalf of tbe State of Mississippi, with their bill of complaints and petition, praying a per petual injunction against Andrew Johnson, and others, restraining them from executing tbe laws of Congress recently enacted for tbe reconstruction of the rebel States. These documents, together with the argument of tbe petitioners (which has not yet been formally made, but will be on Friday next) appear at length in tbe N. Y. papers. The petitioners contend tbat their State, as sucb, is possessed of certain irrevocable State righto which the late rebellion has not disturbed. Tbcysny: Tbe said State ad inits tbat by tbe wrongful acts of part of her citizens, and tbc neglect of tbe federal authorities to protect the loyal, her govern ment became temporarily disorganized in reference to its relations with the ledera! government ; but she claims tbat this evil baa been corrected in the proper manner by tbe people of tbe State," and tbat if in tbe premises ber proceeding have been some what irregular, they are still above the roach of Congress, in being tbe aets of tbe sovereign people of Mississippi. She next complains of tbe acts of an unconstitutional Congre, whereby she and nine other sov ereign States, while denied representation in Congress, are taxed and subjected to a mili tary drypotiitn . And as 'resident J hnson , notwithstanding bis vetues, will enforce these acts ol Congress unless restrained by the Court, producing a train of im parable mischief that may not be corrected for years." it ie urged upon the Court tbat public policy, tbc good order of society and tbc safety oi the people call loudly far speedy redress." The applicants were met, );re the Court, bv the Attorney General of tbe United States, who announced that !.e was prqared to rtit the granting of leave to file tbe bill ; and the hearing on the motion lor leave, is to I heard next Friday- Tlie ground taken by tbe Attorney Gen'l, i said to be tbat tl e Court has no power to enjoin tbe President. Tbe general presumption is tbat Chief Justice Chase will deny tbc ap plication, on tbc ground of no jurisdiction in tbe Court. The matter is an important one, and its further developments will be watched by tbe country with care nlc lf Snr.ni) S: Wjilkee's Store houses Loss S20,000-Xasrow vsc.rz isom A StVEETINC COXrUGKATIOV. One of the most dangerous and hardly fought fires ever known in Burlington, and the most destructive one in a number of yeirs, occurred Thursday night. -luout quarter ttiorc K o clock, brc was discovered issuing from the rool of the barns of Sbedd & Walkirs, in tbc rear of Union and Central blocks on Church street. A general alarm was at once soundtd, and fire mcc and citizens hurried anxiously to tbe spot, to find tbc flames extending to thc6torc house of Sbedd & Walkers. The location is one of tbc most dangerous ones, for a rc, in Burlington. Tbc burnio" barns contained wine five tons ef hay and straw. They joined on to tbe large store house of Shcdd 4 Walkers, 10 feet square and three and a half stories high, filled with rags, paper and 'barter." A wooden wing sixty feet long, filled in like manner with combustible-, con nected the largo store house with Union Block; parallel to this wing, with but a nar row alleyway between, extended the wooden j wing of tbe Central House. Tbe barn of th Central House, filled with hay, and tbc barn of Morillo Noyes. were close against the store bouse. One of tbe barniog barn,witb a shed filled with cbarooal, was bat a few feet from tbe rear of tbc wooden boarding bouse, owned by Sbedd A Walkers, on Bank street The fire bad tbus broken out in a nest of wooden buildings, in tbe centre ol one of tbe saost thickly covered blocks in our city, and connecting directly with tbe finest block of stores in Burlington. Tbe firemen got promptly to work.tbe Ethan Allen getting tbc first stream on.drawing its water from a well in tbc rear of Loomis kCo'e store. The Boxer was stationed at tbc well in Bank street, and played almost steadily for two hours through 7M) feet of hose. It was soon evident tbat there was no hope for tho large store house. The Gthans moved their engine to tbc well in tbe yard of tbe Catholic Church, and ibcir pipe men mounting the roof of tbc wing and tbc roof of tbc Central Mouse barn, threw two pow erful streams, in tbe hope of checking tbe flames, till tbe Hooka eouki tear down tbc eonnccti ns with Union Block. Bat the fire made too rapid headway. The firemen. fighting bard, were driven from tbe roof of tbc wing, and from tbe area behind E. (. Wires Jc Co's store. Citizens and firemen on tlc rocf of Union bl ,ck, and on the rool of the bonding bouse, held their ground and with pails, filled from the cisterns and hydrant, did , noble service ; .'nit for a time there seemed to Ie little hope of saving tbe Central House and Union Block. The Box-! A large quantity of t!ts, skins, and n p .rti'.n of the raps in bales, were got out or the etore houce of Sbedd i Walkers, and re duce their loss so much. They fortunately chipped some twenty ton9 ol white rugs last week. Their boarding bouic was stripped oi its furniture. Mr. Xoycs packed up his house-, hold effects ; but was fortunately not com-, pcllcd to remove them. The loss of his baras is covered m part by insurance. ..UPty bVuT I'era. Land is about 500. Woodford, in the LAWS OF VBUMOXT. Special cion. A. I). 1X07 incrc seems to be no room fel9Wobt tbat , le towns or uanby, .Moun Tiior, I the fire was the work of.n -ee.Hliary.',;- 'ergons were in tbe barn alter seven o'clock, i arc ntujituttd b4 the Sccrftttty vf Stale for r, . liealiun in all the .Yttcuptr'. An Act to enable the towns torn-in mentioned, to aid in obtaining lecessar) failrosd eornmu nicationr. It i Utrtky enacted by tin (i-muil .i-um-Uj oftkt State of J'e, Sec. 1 . The towns cf Beatiiugtun, Shafisbu- ry, .Arlington, SunJcrUnd, Manchester, Win- rove. surtiiTatr. Dorset, ami oodford, in the County cf Bennington, u.t , lareudon. in the them. . hereby authorized and empowered to sub- cf sccunnj the paymcn; cf said bends, cr of ' and ciuse such certificate to he rcwrued in the . securing tie performance ef any guarantee cr cfSce of the Secretary of State. Aad said eom- rrntract that may be made by Slid Company raissioners shall then call the 6-t meetine of , as authorised by the first tcction of this act. ' "id stockholders fix the organization ef tai l ,' Src. S. So contract shall be made by saij company, to be holden at Rutland oa scrac dav Company under the authority conferred by.tiiaJ by said commiseieners to be deaiDatcd Vn'i j act, until such contract shall be authoriicr ten days notice shall be Ruen 1 ysai l eonimU ) vote or the directors of slid company, and ap- I sioners of the time and place ol said meettas to I proved by a vote of three-fourths in amount of j eh cf said stockholders, either personally ..r I toe sioelhoUtrs of said company, at a legal fcy mail, properly directed and post piid. " meeting thereof. Sec. 6. The officers cf said corncntion who btx.-l. This act shall Like efler-t froni its shall be chosen at said first meeting shall tenet ' tnt::Zt' , t less than five, nor more thn nine directors. Approved .M-rrii jS. I.,. And said directors shall elect one or their nam- ber as president, and shall appoint a treasurer An act to enable the towns therein named to 4nI elerk. And all said officers shil! ho!d of. aid in the construction or the Montpeltcr and I fcr one year, aad until others ar .lult St. Johnsbury, aad Eisex Connty Railroad. elected or appointed in uo.- stead. it hertl enacted, tst , St0,: 1Then corporation -hall i.an- n, . u t: ...... ... . . . - "isM i- i ut- i- tLe country shall have full jurisdiction to heir, try and determine the same. Sec. - This act shall taki- effect from its passage. Approved March 1'P, 1S67. An Avt lo provide fcr the exposes of the fie- seot Session efthe General Atsembly. n rrri enmtted,ir. See. 1. Tbe sum of ten thousand JtdUis appropriate.!, fsr tbe purpose of payin- the Jt-tx-ntnres of the Lieutenant Governor, the Snu and House efllfpr(senta:ite, aud the conlin gent eipe diss cr ihe rrentMci.l session of the General Assembly. Src. This set sha'l ie erK-t trom vt !'"-tge Ajinr. ie-! Mrch 2S, 1K.T. r . " I r.- and discovered no signs of fire. -,o one was i '?r- PfWase. or acquire, upon the con- i 17rW! j " fis it shall bet me ve.t.l with ;,i i i . "'Oasin this act specified, the bouJ or the he- YT',ll - , V JUrshfiIJ anJ Cabo? n "-I U the powers, nghiM,risi!eKts sl 1 irsr-r , in the barn with n hntern, m fsr as banou Spring, Railroad Company, , corporation (5JFt- lhr t0" f, ?D ,!? "l" I fcr a0S J LmS, 7 known, after dark. The fire probably in the Sf.Hc or .Vew Vork. oi the bonds I iZ ,0WBC5 "fT Mn. Ban- which were vtstcl in act eni..vA t.v ,M i:3.! eet in tbe hay. , two places, and broke it - S "'. CS ' tZtt- , soonafter. Itfi tin. Inmn.inn i!...L,.i p.;i i -moord and Luntnburjb, in Esmx Coualv. are . Amd .IhiII lii... ,i t Wchavconly to add that we trust ,o,.r J?"? 1 SI<tW.Z: i'l' ! lo saiii lien-, ,,f -". c. T t i. mf ueuerivcu oy tm- trusti mication by . ? " f h f 1 . St !la!borT- "J mortgage or deed tf trust ur cr Bctoo ; ' V1"'. , "1" by tubsmb,g , fcrechwire tf ,he a!- . r rf tn t(a ftK. pureaasing tte stock or bonds of saeh and nnri-.l rn,, i a bonds or tf them nir done excellent service on Wedncwlay and 1 -Jcntract for, purchase, er acquire frrm said 1... ;i,f tl. . , ,.rP . ,,, , bennington and llutlaod ltailroad Compacy, last ni2bt. Tbe money lost if I nion Block upon.tic conditions m this . srci6J. and citizens appreciate the argument for a bcttfr i nlDKr0n and TutUud road, amg: upplyof tcater to the citv. furukhed hv railpoad. with .S'&w irk. Albanr. . tho late fires. Some additional hydrants ol . mile ny .c'i"rac incident to tbe sub- cajsicity to snpply an engine would have stock. iJr said towns or either ot them mar uodtr say .hv t,- . f sik foreclosure or stle shall vest in si '1 cjr- Imd gone, would build the water work. BracLAiv ly Wuiilials. Au. ihz CucaaiES lv Bcklingto.x Brokkn oi-ix. An extraordinary raid was made by burglars Sunday night on the various churches in our city, in tbe course of which every church in Burlington but one was entered. The Unitarian cburcb was entered by pry ing ojen a window in tbe basement ; the S. S. Library Mas broken ojn and the books tumbled on tbe floor, all the various drawers and cloets broken oreu, and all tbe com munion scivicc stolen, ii .-'iidirg a txr.tirmal bowl of solid silver. The first Cong. Church was i-u tired by tbc dcor of the coal vault in the tear wbieh was split open : nothing was stolen here, though all tbe doors and closets were broken open, the coverings stripped from tbe pulpit and everything thoroughly starched lor ar ticles of value. Tbe Third Cong. Church was oi rcntij entered by breaking a pane in one of the rear basement windows : tbc burglars did 1 Lot go up stair sat all, l.;t ransacked the I !er rooms, breaking open all tbe i drawers, spilling the contents on tbc :1 .or, and carrying oil a quantity of the piiv:e ia a act sriccinflo. anil ... . 7 . upon sech terras as sue L, .rrr! in ' W'.a- lb 10 number compny, any of the boCUs or stock afbre,id, ', VJiJ""," '"f1. una make any contract incident to such pur chase. Str. 1'. Xo such subscrifMi. u, purchase, ..r contract, shall be made by riiherof tbe tu a us aiorceasJ, unless the assent in writing thereto If'n ! U S i ".",V"UK -n of a majority of tbe tax-tive. both in auniUr ' Jtl " ,1' Vi !ha" be ,mOTDt ' and amount of tax in such town, shall " To- : Sr9l", l'5' f ,he T'cn ""IR. Sal in tameil heftre the firt tlur o( Januarr terest on such stock or bonds. Sec Such subscription, purchase or con tract, may le made by any or said towns when uie a;sent in writing tfatreto of a maioritr ef and amount town, shall first kesbtainnl by au Instrument of asstct. sigcea snl acknowledscJ before any person authorise.) to tale theacknoiiiedgment of deeds iu the county in which such town is situved, by each person so a;emting ; and eaeh sssent r strument of sent shall set forth in substance potaiioo Ar.il sai.1 corpcration mar at once take possession U and maintain and vpeiaie raira'j 3'icici ij au exisfc. .1 me con t ran . uberintMn ai tm.m.lca , k. ..un-! actvui snau oe signeu ana acsnowtelmd ...... , . . ; ' before aJusticeofthel'eace or lb. county 1 "J-7. ,uch . ! b conditions oa which said town is situated, by each Z. o ,' ' ' W ,he assenting, and the amount of the list'cf such E0 '"tW'r 'ball be landing or of person shall be set opnesite his name 1 "unted in ascertaining the majority ui'ivziic ins io in. nti .a i . . : - j Slid a!eent shall ttite substantially tbe eon- . ,. ,' "".'f ?BC!l m.Xy shall have been tract. subKrintion or nnrh. J I . , f,'u"ltJ ."'thm six months from the date cf the the condition, en which the same is to be made. , "J" ' ' f' , Slc.o. In every such itmrum.nt of .eseDt .u;. L ?l "7 tUch ef -t shall t named three persons, who shall be ru ltSL1?"Vth'le ; ' dent utims and tax -payers of the town wbe- CJ l'"r ' '.Vtf, SJ cf f " Thtrein tH5h in such assent his effect, as ,vffimw," , ' a"nt lhM ?' be commis- raale and execute on behalf ... .n,u , ,v. I,0?"! ? mke D nttote m the name ot and . r l iber parties, and may proceed ia any uaaner it may deem expedient, either by ptuchas- or otherwise, to obtain the title and ownership or tbe use and benefit ot the whole estate, and to satisfy the interests or claims, andmiVJ or uthtrwise, cr any other patty or pirties inter ested in said railroad or any part thereof. And until the interests of such other parties shall oeeome vested in such new corporation, said ccrporation shall be the trustees thereof, and shall be accountable therefor as such. Sec. S. Said corporation shall be authorized upon vote or their directors to issue a preferred or guaranteed stock for the purpose of satisfying paying or purchasing prior claims or incum brances upon or inttrests in said road snJ pro- i""i. "uu uoc czctcuina; in amount ine amount jus:!y due upon said prior claims or incum brances. And such stock may be exchanged Ijt such prior claims or incumbrances upon such terms as may be agreed on. And said pre lernd or guaranteed stock when so ixned aislt i be entitled to receive dividends from tbe eam- iubscriptK.n. purchase or contract therein men- ' ,L " " .l"?: -! .'"PP- i iS and income or said corporation at tbe rate I k fcommsloTer'sha 1 bT mirdV'aU'S ' 12" tioced. ;uut iUscIuiica coaceraiaj iIm ctntrol uf i.adruada in Vermont by forrhra corporations ll'ke em. The coat rut by fcieicn esrperatk a : ike railroad u ilities of this State has become a subject cf grave practical importance, acl fcuereaa aerioBs eoroplainte have been brought o the atteatica of lie LrgieUture agairat the eon-..u- t of such crfcraUti, eae;r,l in the raii: aimfnt cf Verm -nt roads, aad II he. eat, Xo disposition of these public werls .u--.t !o be allowed, which impairs the para UiO. nt rjli! iriheptepleof IheSlaleto the just and reasonable use thereof; Therefore, Itiuhrl jv the Seuat an , lhu)tlf Rea, ,. -tnMint: That the Governor k rights cf j three commissioners, tiaoso duty it shall be to coatuer tats subject ar.1 to imtuire into the gnevancts altegeil to have been luitaiool. with power to send for persona an.f papers ; an I to repoit to tbe next annual session of the Lejialt ture whether any. and whit additional leifieli tion in tbe premiies is necessary, and to prepare any till tn the .object which they nay think proper to recommend. Jouat IV. Stlkiet, 'r..krr f thr House of Representatives. A. B. Gaboxeb, I'resident of the Senate STATE OK VERMONT. Orrica or StcacTAav or Stais, ) -Montpeh'er, March 2"J. 1S6T. 1 hereby certify that ths foregoing tea num bers are true copies of acts and resolves, passu! by tbe General Assembly at the special session, held in rursosace or a proelamatioa of the Oov eraor. Mar., A. D. lG7,-.lesignated for rnl -mtion in the newspapers. GEORGE NICHOLS. fecretary or State. been signed and acknowledged by the majority herein renuired. such nenons thfr;n r'..i i P'n. pureaase or contract, in pur iualiy, free or United States tax. before inr ' other dividends shall be made therefrom. And' inem maue ana subscribed in writing, in the name ami teas! I or such town, in pursuance ot the terms of said asnt, and not inconsistent therewith, nor with the provisions of this act, I (hall be valid and binding upon such town. ; Szc. I. Any ol the said towns are herebj authorised and empowered to make ami I wbieb Laving at present no house ol his lie bad stored in bis study in tbc ciiu The property taken comprised a gold w..i. h and a quantity of family silver, includii number ol wtddieg presents to Mrs. Sal) r 1 amounting to some $oOO ia value. Toe Baptist church was entered also ; ; a rs niaehinrry Lad laconic disarranged and J rear bascsaent window which it woulJ ntm ictir negouauie oonos or notes at a rate ol in terest not exceeding seven per cent .er ant.um specified in semi-annual coupons thereto at tached, tor tbe purpose of making any p .renter. ..ronerta- nf lb. ISC. i.l .1 "np' or contract au i j - i . --. v. f iDorczeu Dy tots ac rnm.i 1 . ..- .... , v.u.t u.uuniuj "ubii w nuw inKwimm m. shall be commissioner, for tbat purpose. And j T"' " ,hi. r P" ' ",J rIr1ion haU pay and shall be liable to any con tract, subscription, or purchase, bv l?l Ll' sct Ue Ending , w snch aiTWfnjJoa Dreferre.I stock semi- L. ! tr.rtll'.'W rrvtrn tKsaiv saMmaHiH I . ized an. lemtwe";11 "T i MtHZt?Uk ew.Iin- .cxi-n ' V . . ao aiviuenus ..i . i ' '.' -i-- , i&ali be paid on the common stock of said cr.-. .f ZC.'at"lat alt!Cht? rVle PrS'"'n DtiI lli"J1 M pt" mu' 'Kk. aorwhUeaav semi-annual d.rfd sueh tTwTsTurre StSSTin ' rJL STi T InJoFuiH .L.ntL.: i k. .t. ..e : remains undeclared. And no mort- and countersipd by the treasurer or the town icsuicg the same, and shall be dated and num bered ; and a record or said bonds or nctes shall be made and kept in the town clerk's cfG.-e of such town. And the treasurer of such town : hereby authorised, and it is made his duty, i. issue said bonds or notes, or pay over the availa thereof, to tbe parties entitled thereto bv the terms of such contract, purchase or subscription. 1 tion so'.il See. S. In determining the majority prcvid- chanjej t . iu :m i wo oi ion act, rerereace saaii Tbc Western elections are resulting almost as satisfactorily as that in Rhode Island. Michigan shows urge Hepublican gains, and ber chief city, which bat year gave 3S9 democratic majority, now goes for tbe Repub licans by a majority of 32. Tbe Unionists of Cincinnati carried the municipal election Monday by a majority oi -1380 a gain of over three thousand. In Dubutioe, Iowa, where hut year tbe Democrats bad 250 majority, now elects a Kepubliean Mayor by -i00 majority. Tue axsriT is Ccxxtctictt ia abundantly explained. The Albany Journal says that one cause of tbe success of tbe Democrats in Connecticut was tbe return of a large num ber of fellows who tan away during tbe war to escape the draft. These "lost stars" are all Democrats. The "shooting stare" are Republicans. One of the nutmeg papers sums up all the reasons for tbe disaster in a word ram. Itev. J. S. C. Abbott, after describing bis recent speech to Uui Napoleon, at ' bis own fireside," says. "Tbe interview was prolonged for nearly an hour. I saw no vi sible indications of ill health."' This is cer taioly extraordinary, for what .Mr. Abbott said was enough to bare made any man sick. lbe Democrats are jubilant all round tbe tbc board. Xo one blames them. Tbcir success in Connecticut is their first victory since the battle oi Bull Run. Tbc delegation in Congress from Connec ticut is entirely changed. Not one of its old members goes back. Two failed to he renominated, one declined and one was de feated. Hix'jNSTRiXTtoN Talk. It is now aastrted that tbc President denies having encouraged tbc proposed appeal to tbe Supreme Court, lor an injunction to stay the operation of tbc Military Government Act. Gov. Orr, of South Carolina, at a banetuct in Charleston, Tuesday night, made an elab orate speech on the situation, counselling prompt compliance with tbe requirements Cotigrcf?. Gen. Sickles also s poke foreshad owing in general terms his policy as District Commander. IIo has issued an order pro hibiting tbe election lor the present and announcing tbat he will appoint sheriffs and other civil officers upon the expiration of tbe terms of the present incumbents. A Iast CuastT. A New Vork correspond dent writes : "Tbe work ul uceartluug gowel' from un der tbe ruins oi the Chittenden fire u still going on. lnimeduuh fullowinc the fire! the Board of I nde-rwrit, rr t.-ok charge of the ruins and offered to nil the "chance" for $2o.000 No one t.wk it, however, and they went to work thernv lvc. They soon Tound whole cases of Eoods uninjured, and eojar have recovered mj.c than ona hnn- dred thousand dollars' w.,rtb. Tbo lower CosxrcncrT Elsciios. The fall return of tic election on Monday foot up as fol lows : J?';. I3.7S7 "'y. 44.S03 tnglish s majority 079 Tbe Senate atauels 11 Republicans and 10 Democrats. The House stands 127 Republicans and 111 Democrats, the Republican majority bfing 10. The Democrats in Buflalo had a great joi st Lad st erred working, to find tbe trouble. Tbe Ktbsn Aliens bad exhausted the well bv tbe church, and were in search of a fresh supply. There was not a stream on tbe fire, -which was wotkirg steadily toward Union block, and bad fastened on the Cen tral Haute li n. At this juncture tbe Vol unteer Co. came into action. Taking water from the livdrant on tbc comer of Church and Cherry Strectc. tney got into tbe alley between the (turning wing and tbe Cen tral House, and throwing now on the wing and now cn the tarn, held tbc fire in check, almost against hope and OSsibili:y, till the other engines once more got tbcir streams on, from two sides, t he Hooka pushed in and tore down tbe burning frame nearest the barter house, and pulled to pieces the ham of Mr. Noycs, which was on Src. At ten o'olock, after two hours of about as bard and bot work as we ever witnessed, it became evident that the pluck and muscle of the firemen and ctiztns had gained the up per hand, and that the danger of a swcping conflagration was over Tbc Ethans socked dry two wells, a cie t ern in the rear of Bank block, and finally moved to the cistern in Jed. I'. Clark ACo'd yard. Bexer No. 3 exhausted tbe large Bank street well, and then connected with tbc bjdrant, corner of Cbnrch and Cherry streets. The engines "took up" about mid night, after which bote was connected with the hydrant, and some of the firemen were cn duty till daylight. Tbe north end of tbe boarding bouse, blackened and chaired, the barn oi the Central House, its entire idc burned to coal, the extinguished remains of the wing join ing Sbattnck Brothers.' store, ami tbe char ted doors and cracked windows of E. 0. Wires .1 Co.. show plainly this moruing, how close was tbe cscatc of the surrounding property. Fortunately the night was favor able, with little wind, and a drizzling rain . With a wind from the West, or much of a wind from any direction, tbeie could have been no escape from a much greater des truction of property. Chiel Engineer N. B. Flanagan did gieat service in directing operation-, and As sistant Smaller was eerecially active, Tbc firemen did splendidly arxl wcru well seconded by tbc citizens. Every body worked with a will, and at every point of danger stout hands and hearts were plenty. itb a less resolute and effective resistance, we she uld have to-day to mourn a much greater destruction ol trorcrty. The heaviest loss fails on Shcdd & Walkers and will probably fall little short or $20,000 for them. Thy have about $S,000 insur ance. E O. Wires & Co. lose $300 in break age of Crockery, ic . a portion of this v as in crates outside the store and it is doubtful if their insurance will extend to it. TLc Central Houec hoarders removed their furniture and effects across the the street, aidofccursc tullcud seme by breakage. Mr. Tumll's escape from very heavy lose, was almost miraculous. His damage is some $400. Sbattuck Brothers removed all their goods across the street and suffered a loss of $250. Geo. T. Smith packed bis goods hut did not remove them. He had a valuable hone iu tic lain when the fire broke out and Mr. Hirani Walker another. Tbcec were Kirtd by Mr. Smith end Mr. Shcdd, who made their way into the barn, then com pletely on fire above, the fire dropping down into the stalls, and brought out the horses. Tbe occupants of the other stores and mast have been left a little open, enough :. admit tbe burgbus bar, a tlie spring 1 il . window wa not damaged. Nothing -found in tbi church, though evtryihitc -ransacked up stairs and down. A iiuu 1 1: , f pewter spoons used at S. S. picnics . -. bent and twisted to test the metal ; . I. i Iceding into the organ was taken out, in. 1 1:- place untouched which might have ha ! le ttable contents. Tbe Episcopal cbutcb was still muie . isi ly entered, as the tront door was lelt unust cned. the cLutch Icing in tbe hands oi workmen for rciair and enlatgeaorar. 11 ,. content of the Sabbath School contribution oxes, two or three- doiUrs only, was a)! the plunder the robbers got here, tbe communion service which was in use during tbe evening plate having been removed to a private house. The dex.r of the Rianan Catholic t lunch. fSt. Mary's) was forced open, after un in effectual attempt had been made t oi.Wk it. the contribution boxes rubbed nnd some nlvcr goblets SLd church ornaments stolen. The rollers drew down and lit the large- cr ci ra.s.nc m.it.v ... i uicn saw I oo.li or notes h i'I be signed ' v the selectmen and couDtersiguel by the inquirer of the tuau issuing tnc aaute, ana sh." ' dated, numbered and ngfrred in the t" . lerk'i other of such town And said cou i ii iall be signed by said treasurer. And SjJ t .iris or notes so made ami issued shall i ioa e a valid obligation against such ;own, ac cording to their tenor. And the same may be 1 ?tvd it by s-ich town treasurer for the por . afi-resahl. S. i..-.. Id deteiminiog the buuber and emount of tax-payers ia any of the towns afore s. 1, for the purposes of this act, reference shall had to tbe grand list ol the year lSii. And )..te the estate of any person deceased, or ua ! r goardhnahip, or any estate in the htnJs ol iruniees, shall be incladed in said list, or where i.) person named ia sail lbt shall have since ;. eased, or have been place.) unle guardian ."ii p, the elevator, administrator, guariian or trustee, as the ea-e may b, of su-h estate, shall be authoru! in iis behalf to mile the assent provided for herein. And in case the property orary corporation is embrace! iu any such list, aesent may be given in behalf of uoh o-rpra-lion, by a majority of the directors thereof Vnd where it snail be made to appear to aa.J commissioners, that any real estate iuclu.le.1 in the list of Iff has since been muie vel. ihi ataent herein prowded tor may he Rieru l.y me person or party now liable t.. tann n therein, if a resident of thr t.-wn in wV.-h mi 1 rvve situated. . -in i in computmg Uie num'ci .i t amu'in' u tax-payeis in any town, tax-payer i. r.. lent in such town shall be excluded. Sii.''.. When any instrument oi assent herein provided for shall have been signed at.d ackooKledge.1 by the majority, and in the man ner herein lequired, the commissioners named in such assent shall append thcieto a certificate by them subscribed and sworn to, siatitg tbat such "Kent has been signed and acknowledged "i 'il "VuniT, rcquireo. oy mis act. And shall be paid on the common stock of said cor- I gage of sai l road and property, or any part thereof, shall be nude by said corporation that shall Uie precedence of said preferred ur guar- ' acteel slock ia the anplicat: n cf the raeome of said corporation. I Sec. No preferred or guaranteed stock . i'I l.e usueJ by said corporation unless an I 1 1 mount or claims or incumbrances on said ' ru-ed a. I projeru prior to tbat or said corpora- iiuu ..u laerenT saiwaeu. retirea or i- changel therefor And ir any such p referred be had to the arand list of such town in fo er at the time the first certificate ef assent ia nude. And where the estate of any perron deeued. or under guardianship, or any estate in the hands cr trustees, shall be incluled in said list, the executor, administrator, guardian or trustee reprtseatiag such estate, is hereby anthorizeu t give tbc assent hereinbefore provided, in ) hair or snch estate. In ease the property of any ccrporation is embraced in such list, tbe major ity of the directors of such corporation mar give such assent. Aud here any real estate itwiaded in such list. ha, since tbe maiing ot sail list, been conveyed, the asseat bsrein pro vided for shall be given by tbe person or party to whom snch propel ty has been conveyed, la determining the majoi ity provided for in section two of this act, tax-payers non-resident in uc'i town, and tbe grand list against suca r. m-rc,. dent tax-payers, shall be exctoled. Sec. 0. When any instrument of assen', herein provided for, shall have been signed and acknowledged by the majority in the manner herein be fore required, the commissioners named in such instrument shall append thereto a certi ficate, by them subscribed and sworn to, stating that such sseent has been siirneil in.l j 1 edged by such majority as is rrxuired by this t act, and shall cause such instrument of assent, and such certificate, to be filed and recorded in the town clerk's office cf such town, and shall cause a copy ot suca instrument aad certi ficate, certified by the town clerk ia such town, to be lodged aad recorded ia the county clerk's office, in the county in which Mid town is sitn ated ; and until said records are made, such commissioners shall not TUe Highway to the I'ncllic. From tbe Evangelist, March 25.1 Few persons are familiar with the progress wbieh is beibg ravJe upon the Great raciSs Railway, the link which is to bind the golden limits of the country, and bring us nearer to the populous empires of Eistern Asia. It has been so long talked about, and so long desired by cor kinsfolk ia the Far-West. n.l in.!rI l. nor while any semi-annual dividend i 111 c" 'sherj or the community, that we had come to censraer it as a thing which would be welcome! by the next seneratioa. Information comes to hand, however, which puts its com pletion beyond reasonable doubt at so early a day as JbTi); and the most critical rortioa or it at a much earlier period. The Companies at each end or the road were authoriied to issue an amount or First ilortriTe Bonds, of fmT amount, and alike ia tenor, date, time or matu rity, and kind of payment, as the bonds issued by the Government, which hou!d be the first hen upon the roa.1, iu property, fran chises, Xc., which is to sy, that supplementary loans might be maJe to construct the roal; and the Government, in view of the immense bene fits it would con fer upon the Far-West, would look to a small tax upoo its future traffic for the rsyayraent of its own generous advances. With these temptiag aids, in l-.-V. the Eastern link, the Union 1'acific Railroad, ha 1 completol 20O miles west or the JlNsouri River, an 1 will prob ably reach the base or the I'.ociy Mountains, 20t miles fiirther, the present year. Oa the other end, the Central Pacific Com pany, less affected by the presence or war. and ore earnestly inspired hy the immense traffic which was waiting for the road, pushed reso lutely forward with all the energy aad all tho means it could summon, though a young State, with hundreds or millions iavestcd in her lucra tive mining enterpriser, scattered over thousands ot square miles, found money to keep a small army or laborers employel building the road Lpwards or thirteen millions a year had been spent in hauling freight across the high moan tains separating her from the Tm,T;.. i.. An Ac! ceding to the United States exclas'. e 1 e of the return freight upon double that sum r-.v,." laa was in itself a suffi cient rootle tor the utmost effort in buildin- r guarantee i stock shall be issued in vwhtion or the provisions or this section, tbe directors or said corpora::., u shall be personally liable to any holder cf sicli st; :k for such damages as he may su'tain :u cocseouence or such over issue. Sec. in Sa:.l corporation ahall be authoriz ed an I inipnwe-re 1 :o make any by-laws not .n consistent with tie provisions of this act nor with the laws of th..-. State, and to make any aad all lawful nnacts touching tbe eatisJac-tu-n, sljtismcrt . r payment of prior incum branees n si:J road and yroperty. Sec. II. Saij .-urpjratioa shall beaalaoriz eJ to make the rrofrrrod stock herein provided for convertible into common slock of said cor pcrau n at th ipt'n cf tbe holder. "cc i-'. This actst:; be sal.ject to the action of any future legislature, to amend, alter . r repeal , as tbe publie good may require. Sec 1-:. This act shall take eftVt from it I rsssaye j Approve"! Match 2t. !.;. lamp in tbc vestibule to aid them in their searches, and .I-o lit and cairied round IVTJV. 5 rStSTL .-iVn.U ? cu. of tBch M.tiun oj lUvfl town I ciexn. suau oe reeonit.1 in the county clerk s office of the county wheie such town is situated. proceed to make snv shall cuase such instrument of assent and certi- "h , L" , T f ?.f t t. l. aui ,u. . I "wo- town. Before entering upon their duties m """"JE' : " ".T "lJ commissioners shall be some e.1 the wax candles fromt healtar. They left in tlie Ijck an iron key they had tried to use, and inside an iron draw bar much tent, which was identified by the sexton of the Unitarian church, as the one need by him for a jiokcr. The closets in the Unitarian Church were apparently forced open by help of this poker, an well as the Joor of the Catholic Church. Tbc marks ii. the other churches show a smaller irou to I- vc teen used On n table in the Culle-i- rcct Church lay the tool evidently used il ere, a crooked iron with a wooden handle, very much like a -'lifter" ol a kitchen stove. These arcumstanccs indicate tbat tbc burg lars were not "professional." Tlie Methodist church was not broken Ami suca commissioners shall be sirorn to a faithful discbarge or their duties. And until such records are made, said ccaimistioaers shall not proceed to make any contract, sub scription or purchase in the name or liehall of such town. Such certificate so executed and recorded shall be conclusive evidence ot tbe facts stated, and by this act authoriisd to be stated, therein. And a certified copy thereof, and ol such assent, from either or said elbces where the same are so recorded, shall be lesal evidence of the same snorn to a taitkful performance of their duties, and a certificate of ! such oath shall be made upon such instrument ; ' of assent and recorded therewith. Such instru- meats and certificates so executed and recorded, ; shall be conclusive evidence of the facts therein ' stated, and a certified copy thereof from either j of the offices where the same are recorded, shall I be admissible as evidence. I Sec 7. If any or the coBucissioners provide! , for ia this eet, shall become from anv cause in capable oracling, any signer or tbe instrument of assent wherein such commissioner is named, may apply to the court or chancery for the ap- ' pointment of a commissioner in the place of the ' one thus Incapable of acting ; ami sail court. jurisdiction over sites f-.r Custom House. See. 1 The exclusive jar-fiction over so much land ia the town of Newport as the United Slates shall hereafter, purchase- not exceeding three acres is hereby ceded to .'.c lnited States of merica. provided nii I nitcd States shall puiibace uch r'.tc. of !ai. '. . t the owners ihcicof jtl shall nt iter., n a I iiuJina; for a castoiu h. '.:se oi for otLtr pir;... an I keep thereon said custoni h-u Sec. .'. All the land '.r mi .:i jurisdiction is hereby ceded, and the i.uil iings .l! property which may be placed thereon by said United State:, shall be exempt fitm taxatioa so long as the same shall be iwl fcr the urpce hereinbe fore meatiooed. See. ". This -it th.e;i in no nui.ner take away or interfere n'th the jurisdictu a of this Slate for ihe purp. re . t r n; . r r vecutieg any legal r-rne Sec. I Thisn.tM.ii. a'.- cii.t icm r-"e. Approved Matvh Ir the road. The result is that in November las" they had nearly a hundred miles of road in running operation. This, however, is equal in cost and expended energy to Sve hundred miles over the level plains on the eastern cn I; so that to-day the western portion or tha road, not withstanding it is so much rurther from its base or supplies, is relatively farthest ahead. Both, however, are so far done, and have such pow erful s timulasts immediately before them, that with the munificent Government encouragement the gap will be rapidly closjd . Nowhere is the grade of the road greater than that of the Baltimore and Ohio; and the road is in all resnects well built. lfi-. ;. national character. Iron has been purchased . . 31' taaterial been pirparcd for about l'tO mile?, eastward ct the mountains: n ht wiia idc opening Spring after such notice as it may direct, may make 1 irnt ,0 prevent such other person's employment j the worV wilt hi. poshed ahead with alacritv. The eniemri.Sno- Calirbrmans have alreaJv casied their e oa Ip.t t and almost their sole, difficulty; and while the , Ucicn Pacific is climbinr over the RocW Wnrm- x . . , . "T" , , ,1 to,M' the -ectral 1'ac'fii 'H he sreeding on- An Act to pubul, breaches of the peace au 1 un- , ward through the great Salt Lake plains with lawful combinations. comparative ease, l.'oth parties will extend 1' ht , e iy . laete.t, & t. , ir tracts so far daring the present year that Sec. I. An, person who shall threaten any I S ttaP-K--? Z'1 "'f violence or injury to any other person. wih in- i tj ,wtcn the 1k: 1 the Sk- . 7. II any of the commissioners rrovide.1 .t.i. " , ' . lac Pe""rai0 Pr"w """"f. nP. 'I"'"7. - .v.. ii : . ' risiucnc lax-payer for in this act, shall, alter their appointment as such, as afoi-esld, die or remove from this State, or become incapable of acting, application may be me le by any signer or the instrument of as sent herein such commissioner was named, to the Court of Chancery, for the appointment of a con.inissioner in the place or the one so de cent, .i, removed, or incapable. And said Couit akc sucn appointment, upon such notice i.i t , . ".-.j open, aiwougn n may nave oten visiteu. it of 51iJ application to pirties in interest, as said lias no cellar windows and tlie shutter-, on Court may direct. And the person so appointed tbc main windows are tightly fastened. In-tanccs have occurred before of robbery of single churches; but never bclorc vuro all tin? churches in tbc city robbed in one night. No clue has yet been obuincd to t e burglars so far is wc learn. Taken in nncction with the recent inccndijrv fire. shall be a resident citizen and tax-poyer of the town for which he is appointed. And shall have the same powers aad duties, as if origi nally canted in said instrument cf assent. Sec 8. In case the conditions exorcised in any instrument of assent that shall be signed in the town for I which he is to act, and shall bare tbe same powers and duties as if originally name.) in said . instrument of assent. ' Sec. 6. This act shall take rdect trom its i par-age. j Approve! March 2S, lcvs. I Au Act to incorporate the Rutland llu'.rond I Company. ' ( it heret'j enaettJ ie. : i See. 1. John B. Tege, Biniu A. Uirchard, I'eter Butler, John B. Taft, James S. Whitney, . Aaron B. Spencer. Frederick Chaffee awl John i S Eldridge, bond holders under tbe iceon 1 i mortgage or deed oi trust on tbe l'utland and uurlmgtcn ltailroad, in the State of Vermoct, by a majority of Ux-piycrs of any of said towns ' their associates and successors are hereby incor as herein provided, shall reuuire the issue by grated under the name of the Itutland ltiilrowt said towns of any bonds under the provisions cf this act, then the treasurer and selectmen oi i t-ompiny. for the purpess of holding, maintam- tuu uj.tiauug lira ruiiroau, aou as auca it is evident that some desj. rate characters j ,uril ,own tIl?!I mlle and issue such bonds, in J shall bare succcssrarTand be entitled to all the arc ojeratiDg among us, and our citizens accordance wim me requirements of said con- . rishts and nrivilescs of a corporation. unions, .-ana in case Ihrv iball to m.Vo I . t .. "r -, - will do well to bo generally . n their guard, and issue the same for a period or thirty days thall I three millions or dollars dividel iota ! alter a demand in writing therefor, made upon i shares ol one hundred dollars each. And e. ry ...v.i.v, v. tu.iuoi noiuer ci a uonu secureu ty saki ueeu or naort- KoMiiJiv. During the fire last week, somo thief took a farmerV team which was standing in front of Cole's store un Church street, with a sack of meal in it just purchased, drove into Cole's yard. broke into his store, loaded up with a tub ol P"e- to the raoneT to te raised thereby, then the con- , ?lge on said Itutland and Burlington, llailro! t.v.., .uLEciijuivu, ur puivume srecmcu in . jaall be . . i.l ....,.... . . . ., I ; ... . I : l .... . . . i . I as au immediate liability, the same as if no erudition for the i;sue or such bond had leeu contained therein Sec. 'J. This act eball take etlevt from i is maple sugar, six hams, ami other articles, and drove oil unobserved. In King etltxt j the wagon some way was ups;t, and tbc t horse ran down to the lake, where it was eiught, and eventually brought back. The 1 thief found the sugar too heavy to catty off, , pnt!t!e In o.rrroT.r iLn , - tn 1 sid instrument shali be valid against said town . corporation and to rcce.vc in lieu thereof one share of capital stock for ca:h hundred dollars j or principal and interest due cn such bond, j Sec. 3. This act shall not take effect to in ( corporate said company unless the holders cr three fourths in amcunt or tbe bonds issued un . der said eccoad mortgage shall within four insnths after tbe passage cr this act surrender tseir LonJs as hereinafter provided. Sec I. John l'rout and John Howe, Jr., arc hereby appointed commissioners whose duty it shall bo to give public notice in one newspaper published In the city or Boston, and one news paper published in each county through which auca roal runs, for three weekz successively, of Approved March 2s, lfc7. An Act to enable the Bcnniugtou and KutUud Uailroad Company to aid in oMaiiiinj nut ? sary Railroad connections. It ii hereby enacted If c. Sic. 1 The Bennington and Kutlaul Kail. roau company arc hereby authorised and em- a ad left it loidc the broken wagon : hut i powered to subscribe for, purchase, or acqune the time sad place when and where they will tho hamt he was fcen to tarry awar- The i l?e loais tf 'he Lebaaon Springe ltailroad s:l to receive subscriptions for tb stock or said company, a corporation existing In the state of corporation in exchange for the beads afire I New ork, or the bonds or stock ol any other ' mentioned. And the books for snch subscrip- Railroad Company, now or htreafter organiied, tioa thall remain open at least tea days after whose road may connect with the Bennington i the last publication or such notice. And said and Rutland Rlilrna. nr with inv raUrna-l Mmmiti..M .1..11 - .1. ...1 carry away lrson susjected left town next morning,but tbc police arc in pursuit of him. a t ,1 -.1 l r i ; J . .'. unupuu ut v.w. j ... nluZm nila: UBallQa TCr lhC ?"cult- and fircJ a Iut0 'oms Uon Block, packed portions of 1 wood. It was ttr the fire commonct J, protected them fr ju ' of 100 8nns- iVedncsday afternoon. I here their goods ; hut reraOTtd nothing, and snf might have got tie Ciiaes. i wj! alto a s&luU fired in Nw l'ork fered littls loss. AiiEViTtp I.vroDianisy. On no empty 1 t behind the house of Newell Liwrrnic.on Abort Street, an-iled up several hundred e- irds of dry wood, belonging to Mr. Ballard. Mr. Lawrence's children, playing around it last Tuesday, discovered a handful of shav ings in a newspaper, partly burnt, between the wood and tbc fence, as if thrown thctc by somo one with intent to sct lire to the quite oul of sight, and a fire quite a Mart Ih-I.jic being discovered and ilutlani Railroad, or with any railroii ' commissioners shall at the lina and nlace an connectins therewith, in such manner and I Minted proceed n reefr ani.li riVTlnlww afford lo said Bennington and and to receive the bends la exchange therefor. direction sa to Rutland road, communication br railroii with Ne York, Albany, cr Bjslon. And to holJ, or to sell, asiign, or dispose of sueh bonds or stick, upou luch terms as they may think proper, and to guarantee tbo payment cf uch bonds, or cr dividends on such stock, and to make any contract incident thereto. Sic. 2. The siid Bennington and Rutland Railroad Company are hereby further author ized and empowetcd, to is3u their bonds, at a rzto of interest not exceeding seven per cent per auuum, payable semi-annually, aad to ex ecute a mortgage or deed of trust ot their said railroad and franchise or other property, or to pludg the income thereof, titherfortbt purpois And no rach rabseriptlon shall be received for a greater sura than ths amonst due as herein provided open bonds under said second inert gge, actually deposited by the subscriber at the time of his subscription with said commii tiocert. And if ths holders of three fourths in amount of said bonds da not subscribe for such stock in exchange therefor, then said commis sioners shall return to each subscriber the bonis so by bin deposited. See C. When ths holders of three fourths in amount cf said beads shall have subscribed far raeh capital stock In exchange for said beads is ths Bisser herein mm Jed, said comalnlosers shall csrtlfy (ht fact under their hands and seals, or any railroad, shall i-e punished by Src- cot exceeuing one bun.n. I uolmrs. or ly imprison ment in i t.e t. mm ti i'1 r.e-t more i! m tree month. Sec. "J Anv icr:. . i.oshli i t ui c or j luttmielation, or by I ice, cither aloar vr in . Combination with or!:irs, altiight, drive sii(, or prevent any otLtr pcr-Hn from a celiac, un dertaking or presecuting ai.y eiuphyment to latr in any uiiil. shop, manufactory, mine, inirry, or on any raihoad with itteui to pre vent the prcsccut on of work in such n.ill. sl.op, manufactory, mine, ouarry, or on any railroad, shall be punished bj luipmnment in thr State J risen not more than five jnt, . r' I... net exceeding five hundred dollars. Sec,-. This act thai' tain . !'f . i. . pas-age. Approved .Maccb "S. lM'.T. An Acl in additleii to and iijliui.. i, i. r lai statutes aothtriting i. us to n-l '.n ll.e I ccmstructioe of Hailr. a.li. with n 'lo- Stv It n hereby enacted, 4-. Sec. 1. Any town ia this biuie, h.. . bo been heretofore authorizad to aid- any railroad company by loan, gift, subscription tor etwx. ca otherwise, may vote such akl, or so much thereof as shall cot have been therefore voted, at any meeting called for that parK ia tbe manner prescribed bylaw fir calling special town meetings, notwittanding such town, at a meeting called in the manner prescribed by tbe act aathorizing them to grant such aid, may have refused to grant aid to sueh railraa 1, or have granted a portion of the aid, only, which such town was authorized to grant. Sec - Any town in this State, which has been hcrctfore authorized to aid any railroad company, and which shall have aathcrUed, or may hereafter authorize the selectmen, er other officer or sg'ct of each town to borrow money fcr that purpose, may mthonzi the bonds of tail town, with interest coupons attached, ta bo issued for the money so borrowed, or to be bor rowed; and any vote by such town heretofore passed, authsriiing the issue cf each UnJs fer such purpes:, is hereby declared valid and legal. Sec. . This act shall take ittrct from its passage. Arrred Msrch 2S, ISO". An Act ta prevent the destruction cf fish by the tue or rounds cr by the setting or nets. It ii ofrcSy enecttJ, lie.. Seel, If any person shall hereatter tike, kill, or destroy, by the use of pounds, or by tbe setting or sets or any kind, m any waters of this State, any fish, stfih person shall forfeit and pay to the treasurer of ths town in which, or nearest which, the tame shall be to taken, killed, or destroyed, in thit State, the sum cf firs dollars for each and every fish so taien killed, cr dfstrojtd, to be recovered cn ccm ptsJat of a town grand juror, with cost e-f piotitatlon and any juitics of ths peic or Oae or the belt assurances or the early com pletion or the other end or the road la the suc cess which has attended its operations thus far. Notwithstanding the manifest disability or its terminus being, for the greater portion or the time, among the inaccessible mountain preci pices, its cross earnings during 185C, with from i'I to W miles of road in operation, were SSCI.OItJ 'Min gold. Such are the rates for freight and passengers (whichare readily paid). I... . - I : . I . r ... rf . .nu.iuuu3 oi cms sum wero net pro&t; al though among the operatinj expenses were many exceptional payments incident to a new acd in complete road. This is more than any similar length of road can show ia the whole country. Supposing the volume cf business to remain the same, the Company would be earning, by July next, with the same transit rates, orer firo mtlliont a year, of tckick threejaurt.i iiWJ be net profile, since the ratio or operat ing expenses diminishes as Ihe heavy grading is left behind. But, in fact, there is good reason to believe that the traffic will be doubled or quadrupled when the terrible mountain draught cm be done by the steam-horse; so that with out t-cimating the through travel which muit then fall to its share, the legitimate business of the road ia enormous. By reference to the advertisement of the Fi nancial Agents of the Central Pacific Company ia another column.it will he seen that the First Mortgage Bonds upon this portion of the road are now oflereel ia the market by Messrs. FUk i Hatch, the well known bankers, of New Vork. The security of these bends is of the very best, they yield C per cent, principal and interest being payable in coin, and as the Com pany has a large aad mcrcas'iag Income with an icterrst charge cf only aboat 2$ per cent upon its outlay, there can be few safer or more profit able permanent investments for capital. Hravi BaiLRoan Sere. Tbe Noithctn Ilailroad Company of New York, commonly known l the Ogdcnsburgh Railroad, have commenced a suit in the Supreme Court of New York against tho Ogdensburgh and lake Cbeinphia Railroad Company, to re cover pee sjion of tho road. Judgo Picrrc pont aud Smith M. Weed, Esq., or Kew Yotk, cx-liovernor Andrew and II. J. Stev ens, lit, , of Boston, aet as counsel for ths Northern Railroad Company. It is sut-ii tbat P.T. l'urnum ran behind his ticket ia his district, which if so shows that the Boston Putt was not far from right when it sa d tbat though he had a museum ia New Ytnk ho had "no show" in CVnnvch icnt. '