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(From tho Consrrsatllsslirt
,V Chan c of the Jtlooii.
I i.Uui, clcicr man is my neighbor Grav
And cftcn take counsel together.
He lis in a farm-house over the way
And is to rcsPcct to the eathcr ;
He vfatches dl signs, night, moraUig and noon.
But r'u.9 1" Prai f31t!l on a change of the moon.
In the dull, drixily May, when the signs were all
An i day fcr it kr r"-"1"".:.
When thcfrmers were sad, and the women Here
And all 'he wide world was aMuplaiuing,
Farmer Cray went on piping tlieverysaniotuiie,
It will never clear ofl till a change of the moon."
I admired life great faith, for tie cast wind blew
Firm icebergs and iste of the ocean,
The mooa had changed thrice, while the storm
Hot my neighlur still stuck to liis notion ;
At ei-ib it cleared op, neartheeomingof June,
Two dtys and a ualf from a change of the moon !
In the long summer drouth, when the springs
had ran dry.
Not a sign of a rain-cloud appearing,
Neighbor Gray, who knew the wherefore and
Snake out, Jid hi accent-- were cheering ;
"We are bound to MTe amercm c-.inei soon,
For to-morrow, you know, there's a changeof the ,
I sit bv his fire on a sharp winter s night,
.Vb."ii the gov below " " ranging.
My neighbor instructs me with honest ddight,
(Fro his faith iu the moon is unchiuging.)
Thai thaw will set in by Saturday noon,
Vi.r just at that time comes a change of the moen.
Heat and cold, wet or dry, or whatever the grief,
Under which our poor canh many be lying,
N'cijjlibor Gray knows the source whence must
come our relief.
No use of thU groaning and sighing :
lie tells all he meet that a change win come
"HY must wait, m dear friend-, till a change of
He cares not a jot for the college or school.
Ami t?ecs their doings unheeded,
StiJ he holds by the old philoaophical rale.
To name no more causes than needed ;
And as one is enough, the rest let us prune,
nd make all things proceed from a change of
The Uo) Heroes.
When Kentucky was an infant Shite, and
giant forests, there lived upon the branch of I ''f M,e" . I?", awl pulled the trigger,
the (ireen Kiver, an old hunter by the name Ihe villain whose hand was on the latch.
of.Slater. Ills hut was uiuu the simtheru I ejed a sharp, quick cry and then fell U)
lnk ol tlie stream, and, sate a small patch be.lkwr- The. bullet ted pased through his
of some dozen acres that had been cleared by I "n-
his own axe. he was shut up by doe for- , iora" tarit tlie two remaining villains
i(t. Mater bad two children at home wtth ' we ""UwleJ. Iut tbey quickly compre
biui two hum,, Philip and Daniel- the f..r- "ended tlie nature and jteitiun ol their cne
merf.mrten.and the latter twehe years of nmJ tbey sprang lor tlie ladder. They
age. Hi' wife was with him.Hit she bad did not reach it, l,owevcr, for at that instant
been i. seveml mn lnt Mnk. outer door was flung oien, and the
pie from Uieeflecu of severe rheumatism.
It vrn in the early sprine, and the old
hunter had just returned from Columbia,
vtliere be had been to carry the produce of
winter's labor which consisted mostly of furs.
He had received quite a sum of money and
iad brought it home with him. The old
man had lor several years been accumulat
ing money, for civilization was rapidly ap
proaching him. and lie meant his children
should start on fair terms with tU' world
One eiening just as the family were sitting '
down to their frugal supicr, they were at- j
traeted by the sudden bou ling of tlie dogs, j
and as Slater went to the door to see what
was toe matter, lie saw three men approach
He quietly ordered ofl the dogs, and
utRiniiM. ,ir.nMw..li.t Hui il.uip Tlmi- clr.wl
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tor something to eat. and also lor lodgings
for the night. John butter was not a man to 1
nwe a request of this kind and asked the
strangers in. They set tbetr rifles behind the I
; their jacks, and room was i
made for them at tnc supper table. They
represented 'faemselies as tmvelcrs. bound
furtlier west, intending b enw- the Mississip
pi in seann 01 a seruemcnt.
llie new comers weie far from ln'ing agree
able or prepossessing in tlieir looks, but Slat
er took no heed of the ciniirastancrs. fur lie
w not one to doubt any man. The boys
however, did not like their appearance atall,
ana quiet gtanoes wnuii tney gave at eacn
other told their feelings.
liie hunter's wife 1
was not at tlie table, but shesnt in lier great
i:. i. .u
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butter entered into cuivcr-atna with the
guests, but they were not free, and after a
litle while the talk dwindled down into oe- I
casional iiuestions. PhiUip. the .ddest of the
two. noticed that tlie men cast uneasi gtanc-
es about the room, and 1 watched them nar-
mwlr. fears lmd liccomc excited and lie
i 11.1 i.v h.j .
Jw hid laum iwm
arse ansa of money in the liouse and his first i
thought was tnai tnat ittetc men were tnere
for the iwrpose of n.bbery. After supper
was over the hoys quickly cleared off tlie ta
bic, and then went out of doors. It bad be
come dark , or rather the night had fairly
it in, for there was a moon two-thirds full,
shining down iivn the lorrst.
' Daukd. said Piiillip. in a low whisper,
at tlie same time lusting a lsik over his
shoulder. wliat do vou thnk of tlie men T
I'm afraid they are had ones," returned the
So am I.
I believe they meiin to steal 1
lather's money. Didn't you notice bow care- I
fully tliey looked around ?'
So did I. If we should tell father what
we think, be would only laugh at ns. and tell
.is we were perfect sxarecrows.
But we can watch 'em.'
' Yes. we will watch 'em, but dont let 'cm
The boys had some further consultation,
and then going to the dug-house, they set the
small door back, so tliat the hounds might
spring forth if they were wanted. If they
bad desired to speak to their father about
their suspicions, they had no chance, for tlie
strangers sat close to him all the evening.
At length the old man signified Lis inten
tion of retiring, and arose to go out of doors,
to see the state of aflairs without. The three
followed him, but they did not take their
vreapoL's- The old lady was asleep in her
'Now. avhispered Itiillip, 'let us take tun
of father's fl&ee np to our bed, we niav viant
them. We are as good as men sitli the
Daniel sprang to obrv. ;mi1 ijuoklv as
possible the buys slippr il tl 1 two ntlcs ln.ni
their closet behind tlr reat st-oii t lnmncy.
and then hastened du-k ami enq timl the
Teaming from the strangers' ndes . when
their father and the strangers returned, they
iKid resumed thoir seats.
The hunter's cabin was divided into two
atwtments on the ground flisr, one of them
a the end of the building, being the old
xranV sleeping room, and the other in which
the TeR'iit company sat. Overhead there
was n sort of scaffolding, reaching only halt
way over the room lielow it. and in the oj
Tiesiteend ol the building from the little sleeji
ing apartment of the hunter. A lough lad
der led up to the soitluld, closc'nt the end of
the scaffolding, but it was nil open to the
Spare bedding was spread upon the floor of
the Kitchen for the travelers, and everythiug
arranged for their comfort ; then the boys
went lip to their lied, and the old man retir
ed to bis little ruoni.
The boys thought rot of sleep, or if tliey
jd it was only to nvi it. Half an hour
naed away, and then they could hear their r
fatlier snore. men uey lieard a movement
from those below. rtuup crawled silently
to where he could peep down through, and
ww- one of the men open the pack, from
which he took several pieces 01 meat, by tlie
rays of the moon, and moving toward the
window, he shoved the sash hack, and threw
the pieces of flesh to the dogs. Then he went
lck to his lied and lay down.
At first the lioys thought this might lie
thrown to the dogs todistraet their attention,
'KZilSiif ,nTnd:ri,e,Gra",It:'ti- t iy.
whisriered his thoughts to his brother. The Mostoomkhv, Ala., May 20, 186S.
first impulse of little Daniel, ns he lieardtliat GtulUm(H .'i.rofetionai engagements will
ins poor uog- were u. oe poisoneo was tocry
out, but a sudden pressure from the band
his brother kept him silent.
At the end of the boy bed was a dark vvin
dow ; a small square door, and it was direct
ly over the dog house. Phillip resolved to go
down and save the dogs. The undertaking
was a dangerous one ; for the least noise
woold arouse the villains, and tbeconsequen-
tmght prove fatal. But Philip Slater
r icu- '.ii- .. r 1 . jl-.i.
.isunu nimseii sm, ,g ", , ,
rK-1 rIt- "'ft,'-S"'i
ftp in hi hnndH thia. thHirrht tk n fnww til
'tr?'h ,n lUelJ'
1 hilin oprnod tbo window wiUiout moin5 rMence, of closing the war of a revolution '
trom hU ld, nnd fwunC on itF hinSce with wh-ch, while I had many local and person
without nope. Then be threw off tbe fchoet, al, I held no political sympathies. I shall hail I
ana tied the corner of it to the f topic bj , him, as he adv-nces to deposit his wonl upon
wmcti the window was hooled. the alur of perpetual peace, as one whose ad- !
-a " "-' vjaj lUU UUl 1
, " u careiulij the brave hoy let himself
move, and then
'juiuw ii"- uiuuiur not no
,a LV,A nr..1. J . .
The liu A hA - 'viiTry uown.
i A vl i J ,ounu uie meat, but
-and I I tulip gathered the fleeh all un. Ho '
Milk nniptMi tha aitkr..i t.. .
...i UV",UU1U uruice, and then
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VOL. XXXVI. NEW SERIES, VOL. XV.
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.w.t i iiranca. ue cogs growled as tliey t oiiMtNCEMENTS. - Vale Collego Couitnenc
vcnt lack into their kennel; and if the ment occur? July 23d. WcdnesdaY morn-
Kimnrnwi liranl limn, -l.n.. .1... U .1 ; , i n.. i ... J .
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growling over the repast they had found.
At length the hounds ceased their noise,
and nil was quiet. An hour jawed awav
and so did another. It must haicliccn near
ly midnight wlien they moved again, and the
lad, Philip, raw the rays of the candle flash
up through the cracks of the floor on which
stood his bed. He would lave nun ed to the
cracks, where he could peep down, hut at
that moment he heard a Tnrn in in tin 1.1
tier. He uttered a nnirl- wh!.. b;
,,,, . , - i -...--. u .i.n
brothcr, and they lay perfectly still. The
fellow seemed to be perfectly satisEcd that
they were asleep, for he soon returned ... tl..
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ground floor, and then Philip crept to the
crack, lie saw the men take kniirs and
!earrI tlclI1 wllih,in,
We'll kill the old
old man and ironum fir.
said oneof them, and then we'll hunt for
, j . l(,uu Ui.llP UII II
(pointing to the scaffold) waketip, we
easily take care of them.'
tnc money. 11 those little brats up there
' lint we mui
of tlie villains.
! -m0-1" m all' anotlitr
muihTu uii' iin.-n.rr, inn ine on
Pliilip't lieart Ixat with Iiorror.
'Down the ladder outside! quick,' ho
whiiCTcd to his brother. 'Down and start
. tip the dogs! Hun for the front door it
; isn't fastened. Uh,doIet tlicdo- into the
liouse as quick a you can ' I'll Iook out for
father while you go.'
Daniel quickly crawled through the little
window, and Philip seized a rifle and crept
tothcheadoftbeseaflold. Two of the vil
lains were jost ai-pruaehing the door of Ims
, father's room. They bad set the candle
Awn oti the floor, so that its light would rail
' into the room as the door was oiTii.
Philip drew the hammer of bis rifle back.
1 and rested tl,e muzzle on the edge of the
ra line 01 tnc incn liaa lus band upon
.in- mini, nie my nere uiiereu a ivora 01
' hoond, fiiur in number, sprang into the
house. With a deep, wild veil, the nnimals
lea ed upon the villains, and they had drawn
them to the floor just as the old hunter came
from bis room.
'Help us ' help ns ! rather !' cried Phillip,
a- I e hurried down tlie ladder. I 've shot one
of "em Tbey are robbers ! murderers ' Hold
'em '' the !xy mutinied, clapping his hands
to the dogs. Old blater comprehended the na
ture of the scene in a moment, and sprang to
the spot where the bound- had the two men
on the floor. The villains had both lost
their knives, and the dogs had so wounded
them that they were incapable of resistance.
With much difficulty tlie dogs were called ofl
and the two men were lifted to a seat. There
! was no need of bindmg tliem, fortbey neede.1
some restorative agent. a the dogs had made
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, " "'. ' , "V ,
After tliey tad been l.Dked to. the old man
cast nw eJ'ee alsjut the room. Tbey rested a
T"""". iT walla wm nao hmi
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time liefore the old hunter could crowd the
whole seeming truth through his mind ; but as
be comprehended it all, a soft, grateful, proud
light broke oyer his features, and he bold out
his anus to his sons
'Noble, noble boys !' he uttered as heclasp
tliem to his bosom. 'God will bless yon for
this ' Oh ' I dreamed not that you hud such
For a long time the old man gazed on his
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lighted up with the most joyous, holy pride.
-. re .ii: j., ti,5ii; .t
, 7 , . '- ; 1
'"T T "T" "J J'TvT !
"d J, j" dle tfae offif!B .
"""fJV" mru "f'B. 3
of the third was removed. They were reeng- 1
T.'y ti.f"7? aTc ;
but thW was their last .dycntnre.for the jusuce s
tney nao sc 101 e 01 uageoieti upon tnern ana
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A Prams-ire l'olic.
Attention has been drawn by oar oppon
ents to that portion of Grant's letter of ac
ceptance in which he says :
"In times like the present it ia inmoasible, or
at least eminently improper, to lay down a po
licy to be adhered to. right or wrong, through
an administration of four years. New political
issues, not foreseen, are arising, and the
views of the public on the old ones are constant
ly changing, and a purely administrative otfioer
uuH always be left free to execute the will of
"fW" an ejWe doctrunim
adinmMrattve policy, baton what grounds
.. - ,-tr . . .1 I -1 1. :i .. . I i-
" 18 """"J" K?lac sausj
our jimencan panics eusoununr iv 10
letter. It is iust be ause Johnson refti-i 1 t
acknowledge it that begot himself -tr.n ic 1
We are asked on all sides to ' to u tl - t r 1
nation is progressive to it- thaiiHWi . la. 1
the Demni i.itu putv 1- n t progiessiit , uml
its tl o"iv is tl at tin- iiiti'iniil gMwninioiiT
shonl'l nut 1-c si. Ijiui. and iiistttu'.ioii-mn-t
ot in- e 1' in 1 iianiM'd to suit le iil
tfli '1 K.n.liliuiis -.1 s 11 U It 1- trr.:ill t
I OU lll-llt tl.lt Wl l.ill l.i 111 .I'll' tl ki 1 1
tniiilTeii-l nun 1 ' t',i p-.it uirk ti it
w.lf triiit-uillted o u-In iur i.Tof.it! cr- :i- :i
I r n lcs iii hen 1 am e, iiltbough in the pro.
gic-s ul events we nil saw tin need of griat
niiMlifcatluiis I mg licfnre they w it .U'tually
There is; n- particular licncfit in adhering
to ai evil it it liepractii-nblc t.. find a rcntedv
Tin Iiiiiiim ratK I-arrv asks 1 to licllcvi. tluit
all tie virtue of this republic n.nsi-t- 111
1 mgin with ilesieir.tc teimoitv tntle law-,
mstitutii ns. aiii1 traditions of the past, gissl
nil or ii.diflerent . suited or unsuit d t.i the
times, ur inconvenient. Jeflcron was one
of the frnmcrs of these political institu
tions, and a leading one, yet hestnmgly argu
ed that one generation bad no right to bind
another by its laws.
The Itepublican tarty is essentially pro
gressive in its spirit, and therefore General
lirnnt has very truly stated, in the sentence
we have quoted, the animating desire of the
national heart to lie improving. The party
is urged by extreme men to go on much fas
ter than it does. Itut past experience has
taught the wholesome lesson of imident cir
cumsiection in it- advances. It goes as far
as it is found safe to go, ami no amount of
nbu-c can make it do more. Problems of
immense magnitude in governmental science
ore involved in the contests of the times. 1
The great aud terrible question of slavery,
that occasioned us so much anxiety through
fifty years, has been soiled at such an awful
cost that the Bepublican forty moves with
caution in its succeeding progress. The true
doctrine is that we must of necessity he pro-
i?"' "f flr af . ran J'
events and the conditions ot toe times, inat
is what General Grant avers, and in doing so
. . ... .-. ' ,
be has, in our judgment, evinced a l'i"a
sagacity ot 110 ordinary Kirst. muaaapma
A Goon Letter from a Soctueen Patriot.
Tlie following letter was writfen by Judge
II. V. Porter, a native of Alabama and Judge
ot tl e Second Judicial District, to the meat
revont ,,. rr in person ti your oblig-
I ing invitation to attend the ratification meeting
to be held on Saturday evening.
My connection with the judicial denartment.
under the recent elections, ha mademe reluctant
to engage in political demonstrations, as I
w ould not v Mate a leading principle of my lift
to keep Judges clear of thesu-picion of being
swayed by party influences.
. T :it fIMnl nA flf..
.is au iuuiiiuuui, a i'i fei-i. wttoA
anearnest surnort. It is the ticket or rccon-
Constitution and Laws of the
UnTtedStates. of peace, and of obedience to the
. . . . .
authontjof tne Union.
fier.enil Grant liae been tlie mitrument.unJer
LLIIUISU ailUU UJC JlilfUIlOUU lU'
on line of discord, and allay forever the spirit of !
uiscussiuu uu viiu nr. i
Tk 1rtw.i f .. .. St--T 1
iu-w-huid v. jrtiu .ujji.iij, t.ivu '
can "" 1 jrvwucuuai uch.ei, ircene no tuuun- ,
ncc from me. Xo man in bis ventes, in the (
5011,11 or here. need fear that in this intelli-
ran. wt. :-, n,..:.. : ..11 -.
- uuu.' l3L"m "t-tt
Messrs. Morris and others, committoe.
ing, .jury niumnimcctmg, anil ora
tion and poem licfurc I'liiHcta Kappa;
orator, the Iter. Jos. P. Thompson, I)
1)., of New York citv , poet, the Key.
Geo. T. Dole of Stockbridge, .Mass., Wednesday-
afternoon, centennial oration and
poem lrtforc the Hrothew in I'nity ; orator,
lit. Iter. T. SI. Clark,.). I).,orithodeMand,
jioet, Theodore Bacon of Rochester, X.'V.
A. illianis Jollege Commencement occurs!
tuiy .iin witn tns following programme .
unuay, .iuiy u, inccaiaureate iy 1'resi-
,Icut Hopkins, and an address before the Mills
Theological Society by Kev. Horace James of
in : .1 r.T.. . i 1 .
---..-en, in eciiiiig , .Holiday, wwits
liefore the Adelphie I nion by Collector
Ti-.. i!..ii -.i i-....... t I...
tinnnBi:.l.i;.' VI. ......-, I. !,!-. 1...
1 rw;.i n...u..-. v.i.i ..r - v 1. ..i.... i.
Prof. Mm. ll Whitney of Yale Colle-re. and
poem bv Samuel liumltam uT the- c-a. (if
1 J?G.", Ufirc the Kociety of the alumni, ami
i memliB or tiic ini.r and B..i.hutre ia ;
I on Wfineftiav, 'the cwhc ul W prwhai-
How an EBtrnoNor Vescvh s Ijok. A
corresiondent of tlie l'all Hall Gazitlc, writ
ing Irom Mount Vesuvius, April 4,j;it the
following nnusally clear and interesting a
cuunt of one of the explosive cxhibiti'h-. ol
that fiimous mountain.
"We had heard eeveral explosions as we ctme
up the mountain, and bad seen an occasional
thtmerot spurka tlirowu up above the little crater
bad these gmtlualty increased until we li4d taken
our stand w ilescnbcd. Then for niorc thn two
hours the hill above 111 continued to shoot forth
an almost constant succession of cxphcions of
briUianfeburuing stones- 1 hanll like to uac the
the comparison, out 1 uon t tiiitik 1 cm gte ne
( better idea ot it than by siying that .a.li explo.
1 sion was like a vast girandole a iocl.it.-.
ibat there was more speed about it, and nioiv- ta-
1 lety owing to the dinercnt sizes of the stuiii shot
out, and that there was more intense tight at the 1
first outburst than in the caseof tickets. H.inic t
there certainly was none this woobsoried care- ,
fully ; though the trails of the shooting stones ,
and the illuminated lapor might almost excuse 1
the word. Tlie noise ol the di-.h trges w not a ,
bang ; it was apervading sound, alio -t exactly 1
re-euibting the Wales ou a beach, and wind- (
blowing through shroud-. It inned ill intensity 1
hut was nearly continuous and ot tin- character 1
mentioned. The mountain treiubinl jier-eptibly
enough during the whole of oar stay
It is imHsiiile for me to calculate exact'y,
but I judged that there were front ltMNI to 15HU 1 'de saved by the sagacrty of the mule upon
stones in each great discharge, and there were , which he was riding. hen the earth oened
often a- many as eight or ten discharges in a ingreat cracks all about him. the nnimal jum
uiinutr. The uinjuriti ot the -u tn were small ped several of them carrying his r ilcr ki ft 1 1
the larit, ss as largi as two I ricks end to ( over. The family of a Cart, llrown. who liied
end. The Ittij.' ones 1110-tlv fell hack into the
crater, but the Miiall ones being thrown higher
and more acted 011 by the wind fell in immense
numbers on the leeward slope of the small cra
ter and on the same side of the great cone be
yond. To my mind this waa a spectacle hardly
less striking than the t ischarges themselves ; at
any rate, it was quite new to me. I have heard
it said that the cone becomes red hot' under
such discharges. But this i not an accurate
description of what I saw. 'Bed' is not the
1 word, but ' golden and the cone was not
ered even by these copious showers. The sight
was tar more ueantiful than if it had been so.
The crowd of golden spots on the dead black
surface the small ones generally resting where
they fell while the large ones rolled through
then down the slope, and the constant change as
shower after shower descended, made a variegat
ed and beautiful spectacle such as was of itself
alone worth the ascent. It formed a wonderful
, penetal to the explosions which surmounted it
and which were naturally tlie great attrai tion. I
could' not calculate the hight to which some of
great. There was generally one which went
tar nigner tnan all the rest, and pierced
upward toward the moon, who looked calmly
down mocking such-vain attempt to reach her.
The larger pieces were with rare exception",
not thrown so high ; indeed many ot tbem onlv
1 jusi appear.
just appeared over the rim of the one, ahon
which they came fluatinc Icisureer unto show
their brilliant forms and intense white light for
"cond. md then subside again into the
T?1 Swastos Srmx.-Tbe Swanum d-
dierB. Monument in nroressof coustnutiun
i J nni-i ,. pi. j-s ..
y J. uaniei Kerry. tq.. of Swanton. repre
sents a female figure, six feet in height, inves
ted with a loose fitting roh which falls
gracefully from the shoulders leaving the
arms ane feet hare, and the shoulders and
breast partially so, and which is fastened at
the shoulders with stars. The hair is Imund
with a crown of thirteen stars, from under
which stray locks fall down the lack natur
ally. Tlw 'left hand is raised to the height
of the breast, supporting a drooping flag, the
stall of which rests upon the pedestal. The
right band falls grnccfo"v at the side, hold
ing a wreath of imnv 1 1 le. The greatest
beauty of the stn'i.t 1- in the contour and
expression of tl
i'i" strength and
ith .1 basis of self
ti - '
i 1 1 1 '(icn-
-1 v I opes ring
in', ! than the
. , 'ikh, nux.
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i - town-l,-1-
no fear that
- tier any injus
)' , ' -uite
u-1' t 11, n t 1, in
:iv- .-!.i mi ' r 1 . 1
Me 1 1.
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' nee. in t' i 1 11k 1 -,-.i,,t 11
I raw- ij't
S 11 no 01 CI. IJi n.'M. 1 1 1 :
the hnn ul BeMing Ki-it'i ,V ( ., . I
Lonilnll, end the ijl-.lf, eiiriln t ! Mr
were ii'jio, ti d -1, tin tinii -inn i-p-ar-
t! at ,,n ll 1 D'tli 11 -11 1 j. Mi
,,lit v Ir -ii i :
,l i r 1 ,1,! I 1
vr.11- am sli '1 nn 1 mi 1 1, i o . 11 1 , nipf i;,t
ol Mi r- P. 1.11- A I ,m I 11- on
'Ilmrnt'ili -,t li--tun. and '.'-jnircii to ivc lull
in the sum of .'U.fltMl lor his np c.irain o
In default oi Imil Mr IVlditigwa-ciintiilttt-i! t ,
the county jail for safe kn-,ing. lb- npisur
cd very muih ih-pia-wd in ii 1 ts- an 1 f.-lt
much grieved and bumiluited in r ,11-1 t cm-i
of his imprisonment. He stated ilia be had
been financially rained while in England by
the duplicity of bis partner, and be was ar
rested and imprisoned on a demand which lie
found luifeli entirely unable to liquidate.
In a conversation soon after he was received
at the jail he stated that while en mute from
Havana to Xew York be seriously contem
plated committing suicide by jumping over
luard. The Wanlen dissuaded him from nny
sticli attempt, nnd nothing further was
thought of the matter until about
Suuday morning when the night watchman
in the prison discovered Mr. Bcldinz lvine on
the floor of tlie lath-room with bis throat
cut. quite dead. Apparently he rose from his
bed. and. with only his night-shirt upon him
proceeded to the bath or wash-room, and
standing directly in front ol the liaik nn irlnss
gave nimseit a fatal cut with a razor winch
put an end to hin earthly exi.-tpne-e. Killing
miHietiiaiPiy w ine noor, nt- ine napin fvneatn
theglaee wascureied completely with Nund,
and deceated when fit tliKered was lying
upon his Wk with, his Icet at the bafve of die
wah ljftfin and ht head tmntrds the door.
He left tiebtnd htm no jmperp or writings
&howing an intent, bat in hia room was found
a pocket IHhle which he had ewdenlU licen
reading prior to retiring tor the night, upm
oneof the blank leares of which wch written
in the una 11 delicate hand of a lady, thh m
wription: l,ead this tliat ye maj know how
to lire, and, having learned, that ye may
know how to die' The coroner V jury found
that the deceased came to hip death by t utting
his throat while laboring under tetnoniry
alienation of mind. Mr. Bekhngwnsn fine
losing Inan' yean-of agr, and a nati.e of
lately confined it soon expected to arrhe from
England am! it i paid the intention of the
deceased wa to engage in butines in New
The troubles of Mr. BeMing, the London
Ijanker who lately committed suicide in Xew
York, Fcem to have thoroughly unbalanced
hit? mind, k that he could hardly be held re
Fpontnble for his action. The following &ul
and in parts almost incoherent letter, was
written to his brother. I. S. Belding. ot
Keenc, X. II., a few days Iteforo hi? death .
Xo. 70 Litdlow Street, Xew Yoke.
Mt Dcab Brother I learn from Mr
Chureh'U that you hate written him as to mv
I ffl".t- T am trniv mid that voa nrt in n. nni-
gfljiirs. 1 am truly
.. . t 11 a it-J T I...) 1 - 1
tmn io asK 1 irouia 10 uuu 1 wi 11 a po-
ejt,on , trp tlcra m mm, wnen i was m my
rj'-bt ia:nd, or that they bid l-cen so I could":
blTt tw were not then there commenced a
.course cf dea lins. whicii was owuic io wr.
the best. I left there last year because nearly I
dead, and after raising fu uds, and, as I hoped,
enough to go on, I went Ik tck to find more had
been lost in one stroke tha n I had raised, bnt
there I was nailed, and Mi . Keith came here to
rai?e funds, but sent roe not a penny. I went
on iu such a way that I w as quite beside myself,
ami literally unable to do anything ; and at last
knowing as little what or how I was doing as a
cbikl. I d'sl as adiisci an I left. When I came
to myself, so I could, I wrote to my civditore an
explanation of matters as well as I could, and
said J wa coming to N cw York, where I should ,
do the same, and then . ill I asked was an oppor
tunity to go to work an d piy off the debts. To
this end, and to let the cn know I was not run
ning away myself, I tell graphed from Havana to
principal creditor in Do ston that I was coming,
and he u8 my mft rmi Aion, not togiie me a
chance to explain, but to come on there and ar
rest me, which enabled others to follow ; and
here I am and bac no idila aa to when I can get
out, or how, or what I may do. Uii not the
slightest use for you or any of my friends to
come here. The amount ia so Urge that only
very heaiy men can swing my laiL I hone I
mvy have'such a o e. but may not liave, in a
friend in r,ostan ; but do not place much hopo
ujioii it It 1 i't, tht re is no hope, only to stay
for some timi in lunlw. Tor you, for uncle anil
aunt, for -ill, I aould to find I had been able to
aiert sue h . d, sul iniHbgeice. In trying to t
serve and sale others I haic lost, thus far my
self. What more is in store forme He alone knows.
Act wel'i your part, my dear brother, and may
you now more than compensate for my loss to
lather, mother, uncle and aunt, to all you can,
which I trust jou can do for all. Sale my ior
jioor wile and children, whom I trust Ood in His
mercy v 'ill not allow to suffer. It will be of no
use for 3 ou to ci me here, but write, and with
Uiet iiin'lo anil aunt, llcliei j me, greatly de- 1
ciied. but not intentionally deceiiing or dis
honest, vour aifectionate brother.
G. W. Helium;.
Till! IlKCTTION ANO UARTHoriKf. AT TilES.lXO
wii n ULANns. A letter from a gentleman
at Hawaii has been handed u, which gives
some interesting incidents connected with the
earthquake at that plan in the early part of
April last. There were shocks un sei oral differ
ent davs, those on the 4th being so severe as
to make the furniture dance alstut on the floor
ot priiutc dwellings. On the night of the 7th
the volcano commenced throwing up melted
lava many hundred feet, and 011 the following
day there wasan outpouring of smokeso dense
as to de-tniyeverv firing thing within a radius
of fifteen miles from the crater. As many as
could, got away from the ninth part ot the is
land in a steamboat. A gang "1 tlurty-tbree
men who were at work uim the mountain
! were buried in a moment by a land slide. A
missionary, named Ilev. Mr. Piigue. had his
1 witbinamile of thecrnter. had not lti beard
from since the eruption. Their bouse laid pre
viously been shaken down by tlie earthquake.
The tidal wave was seventy or eighty feet high,
sweeping away whole villages, and suhmerg
ing the tallest coooanut trees. About forty
miles of tlie coast were thus completely swept
by the sea, and the inhabitants had perished
in grct numbers. Xo such eruption badot
currad within tlie meniori of men now living.
A Tool and lira Moirr. In Kngland a
suit has been brought by Mrs. Alfred John
Korradaile to recover the sum of $1G,000 ob
tained from her by a Madame Rachel under
false pretenses. The facts are almost incred
ible. Two years ago Mrs. Borradaile called
upon Madame Kachel, who t.'ld her that by
the aid of cosmetics she wus able to make her
' beautiful forever," and that after she had
done so she could arrange for her an advant
ageous matrimonial alliance. Mrs. Borra-
daile swallowed the bait, adranced $"W0
and commenced to take certain baths under
the direction of her kind adviser. These
baths were taken in a bouse so constructed
that persons could see into them through
crevices, and Mrs. B. was told that a noble
man bad seen her while taking her hath, had
fallen in love with her, and wasanxiims to he
introduced The lady weakly agreed to have
an interview, and she was' introduced by
Madame Hachel to a gentleman, who she
said vas !,rd Ranelagh. but who, for private
reasons, did not wi-b to lie known aa Lord
Ranelagh, but as Capt. William fil wards,
heveral letters uissed lietaecn tlie parties
which weie filled with extravagant express
ions of love and protestations of answ n ing
aflection. W bile the i-iinespondenoe was go
ing on. Madame Rachel told her that Lord
Ranelagh was out of favor with his relatives,
and needed a small loan of 7000. This was
ehecr'ully landed over, and then another re
qnest was made and responded to. Next
came die purchase of diamond jewelry, wed
ding dresses, etc , until, such was the cre
dulity of the poor dupe, that in a short time
the swindlers succeeded in stripping her of
every shilling she had. She now brings suit
to recover a portion of her money.
Tul Conine Caors. With here and there
a trifling exception, we have the most grati
fiying reports from all sections of the near
pnisiiert of an rttrn abundant harvest of
"Bra". o"1. rye. barley, corn and potatoes,
or ""respondent at Mnnleno, who travels
extensively, and is among the farmers all the
. , - . - - - om iu,v 1 , , in Ill
inois have I seen such thick-set, hroad-hladed
thrifty small grain at this season of the
Tear ' Com, though late planted, is imii-
Ing with amazing rapidity, and even1
knuws how comcangnm in film
such weatb t as we are n -w- h-
bids fair to lie a nnrrnr1"'
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)i ViJt OF H. . FORGE Dt Ff IEI.Il, 0. I.
The telegraph jnniincefi the dnth of Kev.
Gc .rge Di-ftield, D. I)., in Hetntit. Friday.
Tbe Thirteenth Annual t'omentinn of the
Voting Men't Chriistain Af-.-catitnf of the
Lnitevi taten and the Ilritish lV)inee a
hemhl.ii then- on Wednesday. At the meeting
of welcome in the evening, afteran addriM dy
Mayor Wheaton of I Detroit an theReprei-enti-tive
of the citv, lle. Dr. l)officld came for
ward and. em behalf of the Chriti:'n people of
Detroit, cxtimilfl n cordinl weh'onu- tn the
delegiitcf of the .-NX-inti(HiH to the noble arm
ies of oiing men who, a? he mid. in all the
vigor, "here in thin glad day of their aNemhling
in our city, give proof of "their piety, prayers
and presence, that tliey have cereoriie"the
wicked one. AVhile in the midet of hip ad
drcw he pinldenly paused, and leaning forward
caid " You will hae tocxeufe me ; mj head
reels. " Not nr.ierhnd thevwordsencniifHl the
D(MtorV liru" than he mled and wmild have
fallen to the fhior had he not been caught in
the arms of the wirrounding clergymen. He
waa borne from the room in nn unconcciu
ttate. Thie unexpected ncene created much
commotion, but a it was understood that the
enerable Docter hadmeieh fainted, and that
!e recovered hi concei-iusnew Mxn afler,
much of the nnxiety nnd painfnl excitement
wuo removal and the neniteh - ontmuetl. lie
had however lieenrtrii ken with parniyttip and
his death occurretlafl ahoe-tnted. Hev. Dr,
Dnffield was Tti years of age. He was the old
est Pastor in Detroit and was formerly a Iaf.
tornf a IVshyterian Church in Philadelphia.
The Hint .mi If thf-r IUnk Defai.otion.
Ti'e following i- the explanation of tie
Jiiude lj which the late defalcation in the
Hide and Leatlcr Jtank. of Hot-ton, was ac-ompli-'hed
Martin had an outside accomplice. Checks
were drawn by Felton with the previous know
ledjre of Martin ; these checks went to the B.mk 1
in the Clearing Houte settlements, and, after tbe
affgregtte of the settlement had been verified by
the pyinp teller and found to lie correct, all the
checks which had been drawn upon the Bnk 1
were pa?ed over to the l-ook-keeper, in order to
he chaifted to tbe accounts of tbe respective in-
dniduila by whom they had been drawn. Fel
ton's cheeks uDiIoubtedly appeared in theClearing
House settlement, some of which were po?ibly
good, as he wasohlip&l, in order to carry outhis
plans with the cashier and escape detection, to
keep an account m the 13 ink, always bowing a
daily balance in his favor, while in the mean
time Martin was ever on the alert to abstract a
sufficient number of Felton's checks before being
entered by the book-keeper, in order to prevent
publican State ticket ie probably elected.
BURLINGTON, VT.,FRirAY MORNING, JULY 3, 1808
St to Sm m
C. C. A. B. I BENEDICT.
EDII0R5 ASD rKOrUIETOKS.
Chittenilcn County Kepublican Con
vention. The Kepubhcan County Convention met in the
City Had in Burlington, Saturday, Juno 27'h,
at 11 A.M., and was called to order by Wm
lSrinsmakl, chairman of the County Committee,
who read the call.
For President of the Convention .Mr. K. I).
Mason nominated Hon. I). 11. Ojio.n of .Milton,
and he was unanimously chosen.
Tlie Convention further orgitnizM by the choice I
of G. G. Bksemct and h. L. Lawbe.ce as Sec 1
Onmotionof UB. Piatt a committee of three
, and report roll of delegates, as follows :
i 6V. tlcc on Credential.
U B. Putt of Burlington,
L. X. Willi ims of Es-ex,
II. I- Home of Milton.
The committee reported the follow in;
Ilolton J. II. Whitcomb, Edwin It. Morse,
T. T Church.
Burlington. T. E. Wales, F. M. Van'isklen,
, C. Xoyes, P. T Sweet, J. A. Shedd, S. Hutting
ton, L. B. Piatt, X. Parker, L. L. Lawrcnc , C.
F. .anl, G II. Wetter, E. W. Peck, A. W Al
len, L. A. Drew, K. S. Tart, W. A. Crombie, Ed
ward Lyman, G. G. Benedict, L. W. Page, B.
1 II Uewey, 11 W. Chase, Hiram Waller, A. C.
Charlotte Henian H. Newell, A. C. Pahwr,
Jos. Shaw, Dean Hosford, D. C. Laka, Burke
Leavenworth, Jas. Squire.
CoieheMter. W. V. KeynoMs, Sara. Bigwoml, I
C. F. Storre, I,. L. l'ennlman, J. F. Hay, '. s. )
Brownell, A. C. Italtanl, Charles Lafbnatain, !
John I.yon '
KuriU X. Williams, E. F. Whitcomb, I).
E Slater, II. W. Hell, A. A. Ingrahvm, Brnj.
Parker, I- 1 Buttolph, I- M. Bates, S. C. Booth
Hiuesburgk. Joseph Marsh, Lorenao Mar- j
ray, Wm. Sanctuary, I jh II. Weal, A. E.
Leavenworth, X. W. Partch, X. Ik MUe, M.
II. Ba.dwin, V. S. Mead.
lluntinyton. James Brownell, Gershomt'oo- ,
ger, J. F. Sprague, i-, M. Jadson. Chester I!o. 1
A. II. Chesmore, Geo. II. Styles, E. W. Ola. !
Jfrirno David Hsh, W. T Lee, Hiram j
Booth, Geo. W. llrown, Lyman Sthnaon, L B. ,
Il.Mf.I, F WiDrar, L. A. Bishop, A. B.
.Ui,'-,l' II. union, n (. Iloardana,
-t. I hen Flint,. F T IIoll,r,-k, J. 1. Saadw- ,
s.m. .1. II liili-ou,t,- 0. Hate, Haaaas Bob-!
hi-, 11. II. U lloxsie, Smith Iipjaih, II. A. !
Granger, C. P SBdanon, C. W. ittMa.
JiirasicHiif, COsha AbbWw'i, .MatLbi iL
Bates, E. D. Maaw, & IL Darin, 11. A. Hodge,
Eageae Bissonett, A. J. Crane.
SkeUvm.H. N. XeweO, Clay Trasry, WiW
liam Harmon, Ezra bleach, E. S. lMwlrjr. '.
South Bmrlitbm-K Vawatdtka, B. V. ,
Brownell, John WaBaaa.
St. (.'roror. George H' iB, Xsrsasn fak-r
L'niltrlull. A. a lUsaphriry, MartiB Wh4
II. A. Kogers, F. W. Church, A. C. Hxon, fj ,
Powell, I. X. Austin. . ,
Weitford. W. C ABea, M. P. lSee, Albnti
Mead. 9. F. Macomher, Araey Stone. T. RDaii 1
n iVufoa. Geo. W. Rrownell, Geo. Lamka,
Geo. Whitney, S Douglass, Grove Taleott, Ha.
MUler, C. W, BiwmeB, Lewis Takott.
On motion of Hon. Catatos Xoyes, a Commit
tee on Isewlstioas was appoiated, as foBowi: '
Com mitt tf on JttnWaMuiii.
G. G. BciEsicr ef lliirimgtou.
Majrm Wnum of Uaderhiu.
E D. Mimw af Biehmoarf.
Theronvi'in, -i 11,1 1 -limmsd to 2 o'ekek
11 11 l:,,i'
The ,, n.
Oil 111- t
conn nt i,n
atoi-, .n I 1
jnri' n iv 1
rc v . to
iiiiii'ii as-enihled at the hcur
11 -t I.. F Wilbur of .lenih... the
j,i -i-li-i to the n, nnnatinn of Sen 1
1 'u-t Sen.iti r E. K HardofBirl
111 'ii. -11. u-1 v ri'ic nun itel M itrii
i r tt. ii 1 . n it i Mr. .Iu i-on . f Hunt n
tn pr. -eiitfl th- name of K H (irten of Riih
lh mi, mt niidtil ly J . Sht-dd of Durimeti-n
.1 M S(jmn dtTharlotte pre-n.d the name
. f 11. H .'wd! ..f that town.
1 i L't- Mir-h ! Hine-bunth i.rt-nt-l the
ti mi nt I i MtU-ot that town.
II lr -.'-t lli.hnioii-l prMiitei th- rune
"i .! I. M i-hi'i of Riclimuiid.
'll.f I dint Uinp taken -tood followi
V h iiuitrtei of ute U't
Neic-i-ir Wittihuwe t'
E. a Green, hd
li II. XeweB,
J I Mason,
.1 F. Miles
The trim of Dr MDm vr,
stbea withdrawn by
Whole Xo. 123
Xecesaary to choice, 02
J: B. Green 72
II. Ii. Xewel! 29
J. I.. .Mason 21
And lion. F- II. (Ireen was declared the nom
For thiid Senator, Hon. W. V. PrfynW nora- (
inateil Jm. S. Piatt cf Ck-ter, secodd hy
F. M. Yan?kklen.
(.'. W. Witters of Milton pnite-l tltewmecf
till Barnum of Milton.
Hun. David Fith of Jericho presented thenanw
of . B. IIallert of ex.
bole number 123 I
Xecesaary to choice C2
A. B. Halhert had M (
J. S. Piatt 3S
K. Itarnum 2S
Second ' allot.
Whole Xo. 121
Xece-ary to choice, Cl
A. B. HalWrt had 73
J. S. PUtt 31
K. B.irnum II
And Mr. Hallert .ras declare-l the nominee.
For Fiit Asst. Jude, the name of U. J.
Morse of Bolton was j.resenteil by JuJs0 ?ayt
and he unanimously rc nominate!. For Second
Astiatant Judge, the name of Smith Wright of
Williton was presented hydeo. Brownell of that
town ; the name of P. V. Iligljee of Charlotte by D.
2. Ijike.and the nameofX. Parker of Burlington
by F. M. Vanshrklin.
Whole Xo, 121
Xetcssary to choice, 01
X Parker 40
P. V. HiSbcc 2G
The name cf P. V. Higbee wa then with
drawn. Second Ballot.
Whole Xo 123
Xecessary to choice, 2
S. Wright 62
X. Parker, 41
And Mr. Wright was nominated.
For Judge of Probate, Hon. T.F Wales was
nominated by rira roce vote.
For States Attorney, Wm. Jliller of Willis- 1
ton, presented the name of Hon. Daniel Roberts ;
The ballot stood as follows :
Whole Xo. 120
Necessary to choice 61
D. Roberts, 77
Wm. 0. Shaw, . 41
And Mr. Roberts ni namisaterL -
For Sheriff E. V. Mason precntl the name
of John a GriEinof Willuton.
R K T.ft rMW 1 I. ..,,. ....
.... lucvum ... 1.. .ijuict 01 uun
name ci iienry
Brewster of Huntington.
Xej. to choice
X. B. Flanagan.
Ami Mr. Griffin wat uominated.
For Hish BiihffJos Barton of Cliarlotte was
nominate by ro vote.
The Committee on Kcsolntions reported the fel
llndrtd, Tliat iu the success of the llepubli-
can Party 111 the coming Nativmd election, lies
' our only hopcof the pcrmaneiiocof the worker
I of tha nmlorninanceof llienrtnm !,w..r I'.ikImi.
' il rights. Protection tolK liptf ih.
j South, Economy in the alministration of the
j P,uMw finances and G..l f lith to tlicerolitors ef
I the Government, essential to tin-honor and sale-
ty of the Xatkrn.
llered, that we heartily endorse the nomin-
ations and platform of the Xatk.ml Bepublican
Convention of 1868, and as far as our best en-
dcavorscan go. will m to it that Vermont,
Which ETaVe no lai.inr.nrh;vlf.hMrlMl tnnn.rf Ia
the War, gives eiiually enVctive mcport to the
trusty and gallant leider of our armies, Ges.
Gr.v.t, and his patriotic and worthy associate
on the ticket, ScncTLiu Colpvx. when heading
the column of Peue and iiermatient Unkm. i
, Hetol red. Tliat we will give to the nominees
of this convention, our conlial support at the
A. II. Chesmore of Huntington, Samuel Big
wool of Winooski, and C. W. Witters of Mil
ton were duly electel County Committee for the
year ensuing. 1
On motion, the Convention adjourned fjtr nte. 1
The follow ing are the Bepublican Town Com
niittccs tbr the ensuing 3 ear, as reported to the
Secretary of the County Convention:
Bolton Harmon Hall. Daniel Shaw, A. L.
Burlington Wm. Brimaaaid, D.C. Barber,
X. B. Flanagan.
Charlotte Km llosmtv, W. II. Tamer, C.
Colche$ter Saml. IBgweod. T. & BmwneQ,
S. L. Beynolds.
Rmx B. A. Stereos. IMer Bhad. V. J.
lline.buroh. Chan. Ray, . A. Mead, W
Huntington Hiram Cook, K H. Gorton,
Jerieko. B. II. Day, WaDaee fan, E. E.
Milton t. A. Jackson. C. O. Blake.H. .
Richmond. A. B. Cooper Jr., V. F. G lea
son, M. S. Wniteomb.
Shelinrn. II. F. Harlbart, I. F. Lyon,
Wm. H. Harmon.
South Burlington M. B. Gstua, . Com
stock, Geo. Sheldon,
SL (itorge Tina Ishan, Henry Lawrenea.
irudtrhillA. O- Hamphry, S. M. Mead,
C. W Beynolds.
Wetlfordi. S, Kicc. J. B. Wells. I- M.
miluton Albert ilodgta, Lewi" Taleott,
Dclegiite to Mute Convention.
IlnroBTiGH Drkgaft. Joseph Marsh
and il. II. Baldwin.
SuisriiHti 1 Lorenzo Mamy and X. I.
HcxTINCTOX Delegate L. C Snyder,
C. D. Carpenter.
Attentates i). II. II. FccgDSon, J. ft. El-
So. BcaiDvcnw Sate Conrinthm Delf-
gate I,. A. btaun, -MsbOrttv , Mark It. Cat- ' ais poiaological wife were snaked out, at 1 a early
Un. 1 period ia human hitry ; ' ut i has in il eleven
t pouda, of size enough o Le named ou tee nap,
(CorraaioBdemaai ta raaa Vaaas 1 , mate 1 guess than any other town ia the State
Vermont In June. A lido u-to - the except Woodbury: and .-omc vary wild awibaMi
Mnte. I,nke Jlnsnc A- the Uvrl-liead tifnl mountain scenerr. ui the mslst of whieh we
1 III in. Lake Memphrcmaeag, 1
June 1", '&. S
J)-ir Frre Pti, The iu:ere pity which I
iiae i'ways felt U r the 'arire proportion of the
human race who aiv iblipl to f eout of Wrmont
:n June, I now extend and in a still higher de
cree f commiseration, to all who have nVer en
jo is 1 the pleasure of a can mgv ride acrxna the
St.itc in thi green and 'h ify mouth. It i-t not
oti know, a new etpeni.ik.v to i ic ; but it- de
light have come aptin With ill ih- frediuead arl
intensity of a new retention.
I s-tarted from your god y city t eral da; s
ao, in a covered hch ba-kel buggy, as e-uy ns
a rooking chair, with open sides and back, (pri
rided however with curtain- that miht he dnp
d at will in case of nrn) giving thus shelter
over bead fnm the un, antl a free outlook on
all side ; a hor-e, a "tout nndtaid hnat that
promiceil fairly, and did r re, andles, than he
promi-ed; ail a companion, of the kind nude for
man's "express company ," the suitable and best
companion of a raarrie 1 man.
We took up our winding way in the forenoon,and
plodded slowly acrot tbe -rnndy plain between
Burlington and lssex, only toppin where the
road runs upon the edge of the bank aboe the
interval-) beyond Jack Merrill, W ulmire
the view from that poiut, one hanl to nrttch of
its kind anywhere, in its beauty of winding river
iu the foregrouwl, fair ttretcb of tret meadow,
neir and distant forests, ami the blue pyramid
of Camels Hump rising in tbe back ground. It
was a warm day, the road heavy, and I dtdn
push our bcat , but when the road grew better
further on, and I undertook to push him, I
found he wouldn't he pu-licl. To exhortations
to "get up" and "go on'1 he asHj-idaoasly turned
a deaf cur. Chirrups and whistles were as
much alike to him as nods and winks are alike to
the blind hone of the proverb. Tlie rattling of
the reins, w hich encourages some hordes to speed,
he regarded not ; ami the final stimulus of tbe
whip, well Applied, was to him, as the darts and
sling stones were to Job's leviathan, "but stub
ble.' He kept a coin", however, at his own
I rate w htch was not so rapid that n e could not
admire the many pretty bits of tcenery along
Brown's Rherin Jlsies and Jericbo,and the views
of old Mansfield, rising higher ami higher n we
nearrd his Uise and on all four legs, till after
I passing Jericho Corners, a slight tendency to
fjvor' his left fore foot became apparent The
halt increased to a piunful limp, and I confess
that soon the prosjwet of nuking a trhunphitiit
entree into the next village ou fiM legs, the
two belonging to myelf, leading my horse on
( three took my thoughts Uasx all otlier pruspects.
1 Our quad rured was however still a quadruped
1 and not a tripod, when we reached the Bottwick
I Hou-e- I proposed to leave here this equine
"Ready to halt,' ami to proceed with a freeh
i bora; hut to my utter dUmay could not find oce
' to be hired for love or mony. A council of war
. was forthwith held in the ttabte. between the
hostler, a stage driver and your humble i-ervant.
1 The stage drivei , strange to say.thooght the only
' way was to leave tbe animal, and pn.ocute oar
i journey by ttagt. The hostler declared After close
i examination that faulty shoeing wja the trouble
t with tbe lame foot, and that the blacksmith at
i the brick shop half a mile further on, would.
witn fiftecn miBa,es nd us on our way
rejoKmg. l was not quite so sanguine; bat
I don't know a. I need say much
more about oar motive power. He had immeme
- force : but it was mortW w. ,,-,. H. v, j
f'1U""' mtb ", a llt"c h,lbit of lns down de-
voutlym the road, on wholly improper occasion-.
hut he made upltr such depressions of his f. r-
wanl end, by oecaaianal elevatwna of hUheela
121 ' into the air aboie the dash board in a highly ec
B3 J crgrtio manner. Hiagreitest trouWe e.Mently
43 1 was a constant fear that I might siy whirl, and
70 ( he not heir it I!t after all be made hb 6ay
y j miles in a hot day ; he never flinched at the
, steepest lull ; he grew better iree I of worse as
1 we went on ; ami be trmrft n ttrmigh all right.
ami with full half of tb. 1.0
- f!l.nd the height (xyond i, toll north. A show-
! erha,! wasbed th.UnL. .,..,.... .
... '" ""-
siannnr rarg x tnesan new setrin -v.. - im-t
VaBcy to the f(Ji ,,, ,. ... ,
'. ' -"- miiimio
tflpen 'e meadows. Eierything was ,le-
''"f"' '' 'f IOUr " ,wn
. 1 ,, .
, !" 7- ' : lf h W
, mane m bln"elr he would hive sung; he
couldn't have helped it ; perhaps be Hin't.
At Caml,ridet.rmnh ,i 1. :n
ian..riaei.roe westmck the Umoille,
IT S'" ,be u" ita eoun
up "e l!UK'J' C"""!"K twicetiefore wereacbeil
; Cambridge Centre, t win not Manpt to de-
. scribe tlie v arid attr.tctioiM of t tu, f n- v.,
v , v. .
ley. Tmreis varied beauty in iu seeaery of
nxk and river, mountain and forest, slepe a- d
intervale, and in the quiet and thrifty comfort of
its villages a yet utiditurbed by the snort of the
iron horse, c mmon i deed to many portions of
our Mate, but un-iirpusMii here, and hard to
equal anv where I t .ink Vennont has no more
The shades of night nere tailing taut as we
drove np to the " Central Hou-e " at Camhridge
Centre, twenty-seven miles on oar way. .he
care of mine host Chadwick, at whose neat and
comfortable house some of ear Burlington friends
spent a part of hit summer, awl who was inter
ested to inquire after them and other Burlingti n
aequaintHDw,, and the motherly attention- ,f
Mrs. Chadwick. made as at once thoroughly at
heme. A good sapper and dean ami airy ld-
"wppaea every Dirtily want ; and we were
thus far " ufcul we came.
We left our comfortable o,aartna in Cara
- brilge. after aa early kaesktaatjual at T
ett o'eiek were once more on the mail. Fr m
' Cambridge to Johnson, ten miles, H wit d al. rg
' throngh the taatoiue TaUey, never far from
the river, each tarn disclosing some fte-h scene
of beauty in the nearer prospect: to which a
j look backward will often add some fine view of
, the Green Mountain heights passel on the right,
' during our ride of the day before Showers in
the night had laid every particle of dust and left
on every spray and head ef grass globules of
crystal, that flashed and glistened ia the sun
light ; and we jugged .n .11 the full conviction
that this is a beautiful planet, at least this part
af H. in June.
We drove through the -ingle street of John
sob. and passing itvnew academy building with
a wish that Burlington had as good a one we '
tamed to the north again toward Fdeo. drawing
ibIb at noon not very sharply, for the horse 1
willing to stop at the little tavern in Eden f or
mes. The proprietor, whw is his owe hotter, pro- ,
eeeded ta minister to the acetssiiiea of oar qo-d-raped,
and the landlady, who is I er own cok,
ta doe time called us to a dinner of fr'ed pork,
boiled potatoes, of the ' true blue" variety,
judging from their color, hard boiled eggs,
doughnnts, and custard pie sweetened with ma
ple sugar. Ad acquaintar.ce, a member of the
LainoiUc County Mir, who wa the only other
guest, informed ui that custard pie; three times
a day, morning, noon and night, was the feature
ef this hotel. It was a very fair pie, anyhow, on
which we were allowed to experiment, and the
sauce of a hearty appctttegaic '-t-awaiali't- ze-t to
the not over sumptuous dinner.
Though named after it, a good while, I do not
I suppose that Eden, Vt, resembles strongly the ,
Eden from winch the "grand old gardeaer" and
found ourselves, as we pushed onward to the
north after dinner. We skirtel the 1 eaatifoj
shores of Xwrta Pond for a mile or two, part of
the time through forest shades, grateful em ugh
ft i iK nn wo high nnd powerful, and headed
uopm-itly straight into the sides of foi-dl
mow-trims -Jretching before us to tbe right,
wh Ti' the hih conical eak of Mount Morrisrcte
n thf Mr, with no ilepresnon between that pro
mised .t pas- ie w rhout a hard and weary eFmh.
Btit -tn we neired tlie mnuataia wall it K- iile-I,
and vte p-u-l Utwevn Meant Morri" :tnd
Lowtit mouiiUim !-y . of tbe boldest iuid nutlet
piciureMue pusses in th State. The road was
at a-Htnt for a hih' ; lut we reached its sura
mt t'tr sooner thin we "tjtel tn, the mountain
j Hum t ri-ii.ij.-httr a-oe .'or .i thm-and
fci-t "T ni, m i ihon --tnk.r z w iter ci "t a
trrm -trenin we d-stn t-rl t . lually fir two or
th.tv miles, iI.l mil ur .nc iod winditi); in al-mii.-i
eery tx-d (.fit- 'engtli, till thedtfile openel
bud huly on a fair unl jn -dope of cleared
It was on the w!mIi th.- hne-ot portion of our
journry. Wpwent nn th.' u:h Iiwell ami Tn.y,
enjoyini; every whec the luxuriant foliage of
ferns .iil bmkf-i ind i:i-p'i ine. (ami nj:
wh'tdi we noti4-cl in pr fu ? rhe gr-.iefu' Li-.-nea,
now in full blootn. I with which even -io
beneath the fore-t t:-o- fillel; thf heuiy of
the eergreen'-, e-i h pnr tippe! with the l;i$ht
jrreen tufts f the new -prim: growth; the old
stump fcuct-i covered w.tli cieuiatis ami wild
grape, the abundance of the -"n; birds, vhich
'Qipd never numen u- ui niU3c.il : the
snirrels and chipmuck-' d.-rting across our mid,
or chain each other up, down, and around the
trees; the iweet and bil imic odor of tlie forests;
and the tliouand charm" of plant ami flower,
wood, w.iter, :iir, and sky. which make the con
trast between the -juntry which God made and
the town which man made. I ought hardly to
include in any -mch deprveiafo.ry contrast the
little haui!ets h.tnlly np to i'lne growth, of
which thei-e wx about otic to every ten miles of
oar way. They had mott of them much more of
the country than of the town, in thejr scattered
clamps of whi:e eottige. Their church arvhi
tectuee i Ktmetime peculmr, otten appruacbing
what Col. T. of Burhngto'i uoed to call a 6ne
specimen of the cnth irtic Her," and their other
public buildinp not inipin o. .ihundsnt ; but
they are quiet, thrifty, wholesome in every as
pect 6t homes for the pure-hearted women
anl starly and honet men of Vermont.
We took to at South Tmy, and at -even,
started agnin on a dae etster'y line, for New
port. They call it ten mtlev from South Tmy
to Newport," our host in Eden liid told us .
but if you don't ."iy ii 's the ! n treat tea miles
ever you diovc o.er, than I'll agree to quit talk
ing " Hentedn'tquit talking however. Tliat ten
miles d'ul string out fearfully. It uai not as
pleasant altogetheras some webwl been through.
Much iA it had been lately worketl or mended,
by piling heap of turf ami earth taken from the
gutters in the road bed. It was somewhat cut up '
by the Urge " land-ships," or four-bon tran
portatiou wagons drawing flour and goods from
the Railroad at Newport ; ami it was a long ten
miles. There was al, joJgmg from the guide
board a slight oonfusio.i ai to distances in the
minds of the m tken of the bighw jy. Thus after
driving some five miles as near as we could cal-
culate, beyond the gusJ post which told us '-five ,
miles to Newport." and when we expected the
bs" in these parts, Hehted there last "two
miles" of our forty from Cambridge ; and it was
dark, as. hungry and a little weary, wedrovein-
t . JNewport, and stopped in front of the long
piazzas of the Memphremagcg llou'e.
Its broad clear hall looked inviting enough as
we stepped into it, and no ten so tLe nice sup
per of hrru I " lake trout," or " Injpe," fre-h
rolLi. toast ami tea, which we found before us in
due time. I found behind the desk in the office
an old comrad of the 12th Vt., in Mr. Fabyan,
tho obliging clerk of the House. Mr. Buck iu
competent and courteous proprietor, was stand
ing near by and taking htm for another old army
' ' V" ncarrjr greeting.
, TullC glad to see me, if he
It iff ,rB,n,C ; and 00 ,ho wM' "
i eKtwB' mKt'Z- cohering that
the other. But we
due time, and the
next time we meet fori propose to come to
Lake Magog every summer hereafter and hope
,ht Mr' may long be land ord of the Mai
"ou-e-we shall know eh other 1c e .
Tlie houe h scconil in sire and appointn e .is -o
none in the State, that at Stowe possibly en en-
.1 . ,,.,.
, tel ; and under Mr. Back's proprietorship a
1,muuK ,he ' ' UJ State. It U close
upon the shore of the Lake, on whieh a hundnd
I of its rooms have a fine outlook ami if all sis
. t '
-,t a- uiucu i nome as we were, no gue-t can
' cairy from it ay but pleaunt impieioiA
But my letter spiw out aa broadly as the road
1 from South Troy, and I must fur" aught. I see,
j give still another sheet to Derby, the"ljke aisl
the Mountain liouse. O.
t the meeting of Addison County Confer-
.Tieou..n...inere was au .pled a
strong expression of disapproval by the con-
fereneeordaDeing.billiaid., card playing and
As reported at the General Conference at
ft. Johnsbury, June Iti, there La-, Wn a
greater net ineiease of membership in tlw
Congregational Churches of the State, during
t'.e pt year, than in any one. year for a
quarter of a century. The whole number of
additions to the churches has been two thous-
and ami thirty seven, of whom one thousand
four hundred ami fifty-eight united by profes-
-i in. ami the wfL. ..ma... .nn.l.A r.
..... lu.ri,. uicuiiisuiii in
....,ht k. i.- 1 1 ,
three. The number of ehurehro i one hun
dred and ninety-five. Tlie ministers are two
hundred and thirteen in runilier. of whom
fifty-five are without charge.
Orleans County Congregational Conference
r- rts a larsei nnmlr of ds4ar- now eon-
.,.1 tod with the Sabbath School, of the Confer-
en,-, than were ever reported la-fWe. al an
u.iu,ially larger number of conversion, in
thes4- schools have Liken place during the
l'KKXO.VAI. AM) I'tlHTlWI.
Ahijah Gilfsart has Iwen efortod as Sena
tor fnim Florida, for six years from the ith
of March next.
Il is staled that one 01 the signers of the
call Tor the Democratic Soldiers ConveLtmn
next week, is actually an army officer, a
Lieutenant in a Maine Battery daring the
It is stated by the friends of lYenifent
Johnson that lie intends iu the early part of
July to issue an amnesty proclamation, cov
ering tlnae eases exfeed by the last one.
Una. Klien F. PilNhury, the can-lid-ate of
the Democracy for the la-t two ve-rs, lias
been again nominated a- a candidate for Gov-
enior of Main-
The CTicagi Itnus rejoi -e ina rumoc that
D. Y, VWheet will con-t-nt to nin for C'on-gre-
in the Nventh Indiana DUtrkt.
The Coiaiuittee o Arrangemiti for the
Ieuiocnitii- Nat ...mil Convention will "tdv
meet two dayv befl'rp the ;.--fmhlini; nf the
Tlie recovery of Senator Grimcw, it rtid,
i now impo-xible. Hin memory i Ripidly
Henry I Iamb. formerly Hdttor of the
Tim- of thi-. city, and ately of L'tiea,X.V.,
h nou editor and proprietor of th Cbatauqua
We-kty kmorrnt, puMibel at .fame-town,
'Among the 'Conservative" soldier in Ohi
named a deleft tf to the'Tammany side- '
, ... . . . . - .
shiiw. is dm. L. C. Hunt. ofToIedu. lefciifoi
' n dead six months." Ckifuyo Post.
Ami the rft of the J elevates are lite the
I i-hinan'a turtle '-Diil, hut not nenible uv
3Iaj. Z. K. Hinglioni, at a ward meeting ,
in New York city the other day, made a
-teoeh in which he alluded tohis native State
if Vermont, where people puinetimes thanked 1
Gil they were not horn in Xew Jeix-y, hut , feet in length, an.1 then it ilbwppeaml. appa
he thought the, might arw (hant God thev nDtf swimniuiK away down the lake. So
; . manv gentlemen s-iw this sight, and the story
were not horn in a city which nt tu Con- , told 'is so identical in all its parts, that we are
rree John .Morrit-v and Fernando Wood.
The nomination of Mr. S. S. Coz as Minis
ter to An-trta was rejected by the Senate
Tar. yrri: ot l.rTUiE. The i-i-Icndi
LQ.inuiiient tn the memory of Martin I.nther,
and in commemoration of the Great Rcfor- j
malion, tbe inauguration of which by ihe
Imtenfant denominations of Germany is an
nouiieei by tie cable, was liepun in l.-CO.
It i f-tly phred in the city of Worms, where
in 1521, in the presence ol the mnet bril
liant and aucui-t a-embly of tbe Knpire of '
Charle- V.. embracing the princes anil nobles
and lay ami ccclei-ia-ticnl dignitaries of Gcr
niany with the Kmperur himself irn-tilin,
liQtbcr witneM-ed a goml confcssii.n of Ms
1'rofentant faith, dosing his defence with the
ever memorable dn-Jarution . ' Un!e-s I s! all
lie refuted ami convinced by testimonies of
the Holy Scriptures, or ly ilblic. rfenr ard
evident arguments ami realms, 1 i-nnmit and
will not retract any thing ; since I believe
neither the Pnpo nor the Councils alone
hoth of them liaving ciidcntly often errtil
ami contradicted tbe-Qnotn-s ami since it is
neither wf nor adtisable fo do any thing
against the conscience. Here I stand. I
eannotdooflieruH-e Goil help me ! Amen
Tbe Brooklyn church-goers are greatly ei-en-i-eiliml
nut without NHncreason,fieianse
last Sumlay, on the casi-m of the laying of'
the comer stone of a Roman Catholic cathe
dral, a jcoccssion marched through the streets
at an ho..r approjsriateil to uorship, taking in
their way numerous churches where service"
were being held, which were seriously inter
rupted by tbe continual din of the brass
Innds. The vicinity of tbe Cathedral is
crowded with churches, at one of which it
was necessary to suspend the services fbr a
time, and during the whole jeriod it was ci
tremcly difficult to hear, and impu-sihle to
give due attention The societies which em
ployed the music and inflicted the nuisance
are not icligious societies, and their bends
played no psalm-tunes, hut instead" Wearing
of tLeGreen,""RoryO'Muore,"and- Widow
Machrce.1' Bishop Loughlin was waited up-
on hy resectable deputations from IhvtesUnt
churches, with requests to prevent such dis-
by tho proper officers.
Dtxocxinc Sourtxj' lro Oram.
tiot. The DenocTit, having ismed call
for a National Soldiers' and Saaors' Cmven
tion, as a sort of tail to the kite of the Na
tional Democratic Convention, to be holden at
-Yew Vork, July 4th. the soldiers and tail, rs
of Vermont who profess allegiance to the
party, to the number of 25 or CO, (we pre
sume all that could he found in the State.)
sssembleil at Montpelier on Tuesday last, and
elected delegates as follows ;
Delegates at large. Urn. W. F. Smith, St.
v n A L "' Stoughton. llell .ws
falls ; Col. L. O. Cole, Bennington , Col D.
K. Andrns. Ilradfiird. hn-i..
M. J. Hyde. Isle La Mott ; Capt. E. W Car.
ter, Crat'lebom; Ueut. Warren Dunton,
Dorset ; Lieut. Geo. .W. Bridgman, Hanl
wick. Delegates from First Cantrrr,nl r...
tnct.- Capt. Charles Clark. Rutland . Quar
termaster E. II. Fifleld. Hydevillc. Alter,
notes. Lieut. Frank Tilson, Xo. hfield,
Uent. Jas. II. Wiswell. rn.ttt.
Delegates jrom Second Congresnonal Pis.
Warren Williams, Chester;
Col. I. (.. Butterfield, Rockingham. Alter,
nates. Ueut. Merrill Hixlgkins, Wanl-lwro .
Capt. C. P. Stone, Brattlehoro.
u-ltgatci from Third Caigr, v,onal D,s-ll-MWT
Charles Shattitck. Sheldon.
- apt. John 1). Sheridan, Shoretum. lftcr
nM.Capt. D. (i. Kenniston, Derby,
Ueut. .Matt. H. (Juilder. Ceorgia.
We suppose it is asking ton much o ese
Soldiers, to remember that it was Oenera
Frank Pierce wlio wrote to Jeff Davis that ir
civil war came the fighting should begin in
the streets of our Xortliem cities . that at
the Chicago Demwratio Convention of 1G1
the resolution drawn J.y Vallandigham, as
serting the war to be a failure, was made
part of the party declaration of faith . that
one leading Democrat said tho Country was
'tired nnd sick of calls fur more men."
t at another asked, " Isn't it time t at fhi-i
infernal war should stop?" that S. S . ,
saidt'at " Lincoln an.ID.ivi- ought ti be
brought to the same bloek bigether ." that
Emerson Etheridge a-keil, "Who is the
worst traitor, JeBers,u D-avia or 1 rahani
Linln?" tleit Horatw Seymiair, then G..v
ernor of Xew Vork. scarcely veiled his h'cats
aain-t the i-nformncnt of th draft, n wn
,ins to the Press lent : that the Xew York
j nni other leavnti,. -YMTmK m..n
j aee,l the Government with rr-istanc it
persisted in raising men by draft tn -rve
I with our veterans in the army, and that
Jamo- Brooks cried, "Xo more fi'itng
' fighting will neier retnre the I'nion ' et
! t ese are the men whom tbey must n, : with
1 at the Xew York Convention.
The Eicht lIocR Srsrrvi for labor w -sup
before the l". S. Senate for consideration n
Wednesilay, on a WII of only ore section, pr
vidin; that eight lur shall i-oii-titut-- a Ir
, 11. , p
' galilay s work for all iri.i, in
th-- en.r i y
of the I nitnl States Govt: nent v livelv
di-eussios aniw. the 1 em rats fav rlii" the
bill, with Mr. WH-on ,f MarsachuM tis. anu
others of tin- I'epubliiiu n Hing if
Mr. Morrill oi" Verm ,nt idiev.l t1 i.-. li I
was anattemntb.'ibtain 1 , -r.-i nn,Tt
1 the worMns-nrn !,v de, -iv,- t!,,-, r t'
, privilege of making e mTa-t-" for their I , r
1 for whatever amount f ti ,nd money :!.. .
( ebose. The vv..rkingmen would anl that .t
injIlrl ,he,u. nnd t',i- would prevent tl.e
measure from re-altin4 t" the a-Ivantie J
any political party
Mr. Fe-.sendi"i said the j 1 1 n iji.e-ti hi was
whether the G-. eminent s' uld jy 20 per
cent more than 1- piud by private aitiiv.
lor there is no i-aiip-tition in fiov i-nment
work, ami workmen will refuse to tabued
' exeej at the highe-t rates, while they will
work ks-i linn . It wiil be soon seen wnetf t
as much woik i areoutpliied aa heietolorc
or whether it is not as Mr. Morrill says, an
attempt to catch votes for the I).m icratic
We lave no faith in the practical good rc
. salt of attem-fing ts fix hy Liw the rate of
wage. The States tliat lave tried it have
yet found no benefit, that we have lieard of.
'ea 2rarvr in Ivke Micci. A corres
poodent of theewport Eiyress claim &
have seen a i-eri-eut ou Mondar, aa follow-
j To-day, myyetf tope her with some eight or
ten other erwns distinctly saw what bore fac
ftMi7ofa hae W.u-k serpent, not more than
tweaty-fire mN distant from us. He made hi
appearance at three ditferent time-, and within
a distance of twenty rwU from where we first
ttaw him. I am aware th.it snake btories are
very prevalent now-a-'Ky', many of which ar
purely tiethku, but the actuvl" sight of th-
i monster con be vouched for by us."
The Editor of the Express says
"Just as sn as weean foil time, we are go
inzout to catch that "snaik. Who'safraid"
And he gives the facte of the appearance,
as reported, thus .
Three or four gentlemen while sitting ou the
spickius piaxza of .Mr Ruck hotel the Mem
phremag Houe,oa MosUy forenoon lat, saw
nearthe bridge i.uite a Gomravtion on tbe sur-
f ice of the water. Huge bubbles and circles of
txim didced an unusual agitation and attract-
ml .!, . ,,.-i.n . . ' . a..w...l tn.llr-.ln.la
il tbe attentioa of the arureiid ixhliviJaals.
who - OD-Irn. 1 what i-ou il be the cau-e of 'hi
innilar phenonH-n- n. Soon a htie. b'.l rij
geil. un-lulvtinz rni- apinrd amkl-t the foam,
moving in a -nke-!i1.e mannrr anil then a.
suilJenlj ilw-ippeariiij,. Tlie cvze of all was
now directed to tbe -put. anxionv to see if
another eihibitinn would be vouchsafed Xor
was their curio-ity di-..ppoiDteiL The same
fnam, the same moving wly ridpes. as if 9ome
moiLiter was rrotiellinir iteL thronirh the water
he ot-iM-t ivemeil ta le m -even or eiht
really disposeil to place some con&ience in he
oft ridiculeil story of a Ma-serpent or lake
serpent in the waters of Memphremapog
Krti. suciTV Senator Kamey, of Miniie-
mta, introduced into the Senate on Saturday
a bit! suhftantially to revive tbe old Recip
rocity Treaty between the I'nited States anil
the Canadian Confederation. It provides
that on a riuiitnr i-oiiceeiun onthepartoft e
Xew Diiminion certain articles, tbe growth,
product ami manufacture of the province,
shall be admitted into the I nited States at an
l '""J" tne I " valnrem, all
exiort duties on the saaio to be abolished.
the privilege or na .gating Ijite Michigan to
lie granted to Canadians in return for a simi
lar right lor Americans on the St. Lawrence
ami its canals, and fur equal rights of trans-I-irtaticn
by railroad across tho territory of
either government. In regard to the fisheries
the bill projoses to re-establish the !ecipro-i-ity
Treaty of 1S.V4 in all its p articulars. and.
provides that it shall not go into effect unless
and until tho called for concessiors and
agreements are made by the Canadian go n
ment. It was read twice, referred to he
Committee on Foreign Relations and -irdercd
to be printed.
The frauils on the Government in bounties
to adored soldiers, it is stated, were commit
ted in this way The law provided that col
ored men who were free, and enlisted in tl.e
army, should recciie three hundred do rs
bounty ; while slavee enlisting received bnt
one hundred dollars. Claim agents have
ln-en buying up the bounty certificates of
many men wIki were slaves, ami the fraud
was committed by getting clerks through
whose hands the papers passed to trc-it them
as free, whereby two hundred dollars was
made on each claim. Several clerks must
have been in tbe ring with the claim agents.
A committee of Congress is investigating tho
a Shir. The number of persons implicated w
not yet made public, nor is it ascertained
bow much money the Government baa been
swindled out of. Estimates fix it all the way
from $50,000 to $100,000.
The Xew York World seems to understand
that what were known in the army as " bum-
are likely to claim seats in tnc uonscr-
j in I tha ronreiition s raui one t