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TIOX. The CniOB flefmbltean Voters of CLUtendon
Ciaty are reowertod to meet in Cenveaitaa by
tltwedeUca'o, it City Hall, Barlinston, on Satur
day, Jem2a.il, ;rf?u..t it o'clock a. v to tomin
aie eandteat.. tor Senator., ani County O ffi jeri for
tile rear o3in. and to transact any othor bnatre'e
deeawd protver when IMC
In ooafcnulty with tie rale heretofore adapted
tfco aaveral town -ill be entitled to delearvtes as
t Milton It
a3 Rieamoad 7
7 Soelhnra S
III io Borlingt i
9 be ttoorxe 2
4 UndarbiU 6
9 Woatford s
10 Will rton 7
f leu-let le
Tbe Boksxates will j-rovitie tiemsalvos with
fraa.rredeFAkalafrooa tbej-aoveral towneaaeea.
A. B CHEWMUKS
c. w. wrrreRs,
Darliaztom. Vt , May 31st,
Tbe f urtbera PmciSc hill confirms a vjist
griBt with great prhilegco. It will open the
whole euonUj over which it stretches. Tbe
railroad company itself will bring in more
thoamttd" of cettlsrs than the government,
without the road, would tecure of individ
uak. Tbe use jaid by these settlero with
in tfteen year-, will exceed the entire amount
the gofermaefit would get from wlea of these
lands in a hlfcentnrr. Wben the fhnrpeft
W'fftern mm want to make money they buy
a large tract of land, divide it into email
tract!', and give away alternate farms. Id
three years the remaining farms are worth
twice or three times tbe cost of the whole.
Ju-:t eo it if in this case. The )xiblic do
main remaining will he worth three yean
from to-day, to the whole country and to set
tlers, three time what the hole" now ia,
or without tbe railroad, ever will be.
The bill for the enforcement of the 15th
Amendment, which has pawed both Howes of
Oongrew, is a bill not only for the protection
of colored voterc bat of the public. It is in
bet a United States law against frandoleut
voting for members of Congree. Section
- IS of tbe Act provides that " if at any elec
tion for rcfireeerjtativc or delegate in the. Con
gress of the United States any person fluJl
knowingly rcrsonate and vote, or attempt to
vote, in tbe name of any other person,
whether livinj, dead, or fictitious ; or vote
more than once at the same election for any
candidate for the same office ; or vote at a
lace where be may not be lawfully entitled to
vote ; or vite without having a lawful right to
vote ; or do any unlawful act t. ' secure a right
or an ojipottunity to vote, for himself or oth
er pernon ; or by force, threat, menace, intimi
dation, bribery, reward, or ofier, or promise
thereof, or otherwise, unlawfully prevent any
qualified voter of any btate of the United
Slates of America, or of any Territory there
of, from freely exercising the right of Suf
frage, or by any Mich meant- induce any voter
to refuse to eiercie Mich right ; or knowing
ly and willfully receive the vote of any per
son not entitled to vote, or refuse to receive
the vote of any person entitled to vote ; every
Fuch person shall be deemed guilty of a
crime, and shall for such crime be liable to
prosecution in any court of the United States of
competent jars-diction, and, on conviction
thereof, shall be, punished by a fine not ex
ceeding five hundred dollars, or by imprison
ment for a term not exceeding three years.
or both, in tbe discretion of the court, and
shall rsiy the costs of to-ecution." The
same jipna'tiesj are attached to fraudulent
registrations. The bill was carefully drawn
within the (Constitution, and ban already
aroused the bitterest denunciations of the .
Y. IVotW and other dtaopmtir paicrs, who
perceiro that under it tlie I mtcd States
courts can now attend to the rases of the
New York repeaters," ai.ii lured villains
in league with sleek scoundrelf- on the State
judicial benches, by whose labors at the bal
lot boxes and over the tahlf s where tfe votes
are supposed to ie counted, de:neratic su-
preniaey is urtintairpj in N'.w York State.
It was supposed that an efficient election law
was secured in New York from the lat legisla
ture, but the late judicial election has shown
tliat it wns of n j account. Fra-: hilent voting
was as notarij.4 an I extensive a- ever. In
such a state of tilings-the general govern
ment can rightfully interfere, and say that
in the choice of its own ofiKers. at least, if
tbe State mils to profwt the ballot lwxe it
will protect tiiem. What honest objection
can there be to this ?
Whilst, thinks to Fenian inoapac.ty aul Ca
nalian loyalty, the present invasion ha proved
like past ones abortive, and theie is little pros
pect of a repetition of it, we cannot omit reflec
tions on the grave responsibility of the American
government and people in the premises; which
can be best seen by reversing tbe case. Had
Canada permitted the Southern refugefw on Ler
soil to enlist msu and otfioers, and diill tbetn; to
hold oonresH's and appoint president", treasur
ers, Ac; to raise subscriptions, purchase arms
and have tLem altered to tbe most modern pat
terns. all these proceedings being carried on in
jmblkand universally known. and hi it al
low el these men to sen 1 forward arms and am
munition by our railroaK and afterwards to go
themselves in liuiies. partly uniformed and arm
ed, to concentrate at a particular point on tbe
frontier not once only but year after year aul
ha I it, when these men w ere defeated in attempt
i :c to invade the United States, instead of pun
ishing them, provided them with provisions and
free passes baex again, to prepare (or another in
vasion, What would the Unitel States have
saM about it? .
But there is no evil that providence can not
o verrule for cood.and this renewed Fenian invasion
is likely to have two good results. First, it a ill
give Canada mu:h more self-reliance and, eon
surntly, a greatly increase! sense of security;
and. second, it will, we presume, estop all re
clamations fir Alabama" damages. .ffonfrefff
Our Canadian contemriorary, one of the
calmest and most friendly tj ;-iis country ol
ttie Dominion press, does not draw an accu
rate parallel. Tbe Fanian Congress so
called, has indeed beki meetings publicly ;
liut its discussions of hostile operations have
nlways, we believe, been secret. The Fenian
eolistments of men, and drills (of which last
we fancy there have been very few, from the
appearance of thair soldiers under arms)
have also been secret. Their transportations
A amis and ammunitiJn have been secret,
and mainly, we think, by private convey
ances. Their men went without anna or uni
Ionn. The government did indeed return
the participants of the former raid to their
hones ; but it was a friendly act to the Can
ajian government, in the removal of a body
of dangerous men who might soon be despe
rate if not removed, from the comparatively
unprotected frontier of Canada. This time,
when the Dominion is amply able to guard
its line, tbe government furnishes no trans
portation. We are not aware that the Fenian opera
tions in this country preliminary to the raids,
have ever reachel a joint at which the Eog-
lish Minister felt called upon to demand re
pressive action from our government. But
England supplied arms, ships, men to the
rebels, against the repeated and earnest pro
test of the American Minister, culminating in
a final notification that a continuance of such
open aid to our enemies would be war and
nithing else. -The Fenian raids, though
larger, are similar in kind to the secret rebel
raid upon St. Albans, and may be fairly ol
set against it ; but England gave great pub
lb aid and comfort to our enemies, in time of
war, and against the persistent requests and
remonstrances of our government. And till
some such parallel is established, the Alaba
ma claims will stand.
Gen. Schenck's first amendment to the tar
i3 bill, which was adopted on Monday by a
vote of 147 to 43, changes cti-ting tariff rates
on tea, oo2ec, sugars, molasses, iron, steel,
books, jute, nickel and sixty or seventy other
articles. The reduction of taxes on tsa is
about $2,153,000; on cofice, 2,539,000;
sugars, 510,219,000 ; molasses, $2,GO ,000 ;
pig iron, $400,000. There is an increae on
nickel. ISessemer steel and
some other articles, but the estimated reduc
tion by the whole section is about $20,000,
000. Mr. Schenck's second amendment, in
creasing considerably the free list, was also
carried. These redactions were carried over
the persistiat opposition of the democrats,
who are evidently unwilling that the Repub
lican majority shall have the credit which
will be inseparable frjm a diminution of
The funding bill reported from the com
mittee of Ways and Means provides for tbe
iwue of $1,000,000,000 in four p
thirty year gold bonds, exempt from all tax
ation but that on incomes. Tbey may be
sold at par, or used in redeeming 5-20s, be
ginning with those of 1SK2. There is afco a
provision allowing tbe treasury to pay 3 per
cent, on gold deposits, which arc to be held
subject t ten days' notice of withdrawal,
but cannot be withdrawn till after thirty
days. Tbe idea seems to be that gold will thus
accumulate in the Treasury, put government
in position to pay its early bonds, and pro
mote tbe sale of new bonds or their exchange
for old ones. Secretary Itoutwell, it is said,
expresses fears that it will not be possible to
do much with a four per cent, loan, and as
Mr. Garfield's committee stand by their pro
posed 1 per cents.. Mr. Schenck's chances
for success with his 4 per cent, project do not
at first sight teem to be very good ; but he
may carry it through so as to throw the
whole question at issue into a conference
Rrjrrlisn of tile St. Tbchus Treat).
The neglect of the U. S. Senate to ratify
tbe treaty for the cession of tbe Danish
Wert India Islands to the United States
for the snm of seven millions of dollars,
has been frequently animadverted upon,
and with considerable severity. It is still
spoken of as a breach of faith on the
t-art ol our government, such as will greatly
daii.age the reputation t f our country with
European powers, and bring its treaty mak
ing power into discr-dit. We notice that
the rejorted speech of lien Kaasloff, late of
tbe Danish cabinet, in which he tenders his
resignation because of tbe failure on ths part
ot tbe United States to ratify the treaty
he having previously assured the Danish
Government that the treaty would certainly
he ratified has given occasion fur some of our
public journals to speak in plain terms o.
whet tbey call " uur broken faith " in tne
Tbe subject needs to be looked at with
more care than has been shown by some who
bare written upon it.
Tbe ease is often spoken of aa that of a
treaty made and complied with by one ; to see. Probably not twenty persons in tne nau
party, that of Denmark, and repudiated by j bat knew the circumstances attending her pa
the other, that of the United States. Now rentage ; but we should imagine the number
a treaty is never made till it is folly agreed t stiF smaller who oonoeived fait any man could
-. i i .- . . v. 1. . h r.,,nd an inMiWt and BASe RS CO riSC before
Vt OY UUM HM nwraen W Jl w va.uug",
no doubt, on the part of Denmark that tbe
King should agree to the treaty propos-d by
the officials on both sides employed tj draw
it up. liut it was not enough on the part of
the United States that the President should
give his assent to it. President Johnson's
assent was indeed a necessary preliminary
hut that was not all. liy tbe constitution.
not only tbe President but tbe Senate must
agree to it. or it is not a treaty. Of coarse
the Danish Government was aware of this.
It was a very precipitate act, therefore, for
the King to address the people of the islands,
as he did after they had signified by vote
their readiness to transfer their allegiance to
tbe United States, as having ceased to be sub
jects of his government and as now under
another power. No doubt be felt rare that
the treaty would be promptly ratified by our
government in the prescribed manner ; but
certainly there was a contingency about it
even, though tbe cession of tbe islands had
been first proposed and even urged by the Ex
ecutive Department of the Tuited States ;
and common prudence would have led him to
wait till the contingency was removed. Iits
'usty action could hare no binding effect on
ur gjrernment. The Senators were none
t'le less free to give or refuse their assent to
! treaty. What tbe reasons were which
led the Senators to decline to give t'icir as-
s.-nt, e do n it fullv know, the d.scussions
on it bring yet kept secret, as is usually the
case when treaties are discussed. V"c cannot
suppose that their action sprang from any
di'coiirteous feeling towards Deninaik. whisc
relations with us have always been of n
friendly sort. There may have been objec
tionable conditions in the proposed treaty.
besides that nf tite caioruious price which w:is
to be paid fw the sovereigny of the islands
a price vastly out of proportion to its value
as we 1 juk at it, regarding cither it present
value ti Denmark or its pros;cctive value to
the I mtcd States.
There arc undoubtedly some strong rea
sons why our government shoul 1 have pos-
stision of a convenient port somewhere m ,
tbe "West India Islands, n port eay of ac
ssss and easily protected in case of war ;
and Sc. Thomas lias such a port, and its posi
tion is an ry com msn ding one. But there
may be stion'-r n-i- -ns, whv we should not
obtain it uuder t c ctcditions of the treaty.
A6 for any other u-. .except as a port for
coaling, refitting and protecting our shipping
in time of war, we cannot consider tho
the whole Danish Islands woi th a single
dollar to ns. For any other res s in than the
one just spoken of, tbe lees wo have of tbe
West India Islands, to own, occupy or care
for, the better we shall be off.
1 is well to remark that (!en. llaasluO, in
his letter of resignation, dues not imply that
there was any lad faith on the part of tho
United States government in not ratifying
the treaty. He admits that he was so sure
that it would be ratified that he assumed a
responsibility in his assui-ances to his own
Government which makes its failure incon
siW:.t with a retention f bis official pofl
tijn and that is all.
Txm the Irieh roople.
.enable Vici of t .se Tenhu !'ivalos.
It is uamwesry for us tn state that we en
tirely disapprove of t'je action of tho-e ho im
agine th.t tbey cau Ijentfit Ireland by a raid on,
or aa invasion of Caoadi. admitting for the mo
ment that the latter could by a uy rotrans be nia le
successful. A raid on Canada cmm with the
raid. The CanadKns, or th invaders, or both,
way be injured, but Ireland is not benefited
thereby. Neither U the caute of Ireland bene
fited. To in j ire an innooeat p pie who never
did us barm cannct benefit Irel: ind or Irelani's
CAUfe. Thij thing is so plain t Jiat it fcpmeho w
atooifthea -cs how people can be nisled in exam
ining the questions here involved.
There is goud rcnee in this. Ve are glad to
ecc ur.e influential Irish organ bold enough
and lionet, enough to f-pcak right out thus
errvngly and to the point.
Consumers cf coal are all p azxled to under
ttsnd why it was that Ust win ter, shich was a
very mild one, instead cf t avitig coal, they
burned mort than ever. If th t coal w.vs as good
sa ujua', thri allowed to ae aa inscrutable
THE BURLINGTON, VT., FREE
Thai's eo 'The Chicago Pot! says if O'Neill
had been smart, he'd have been out of Burling
ton jiil before now on a plea of temporary in
sanity. Lieut. O. B. Heed's company of the 11th U. S.
Infantry has been ordered from Jefferson, Texas,
to Fort Concho, about 500 miles further west.
Tbey were to leate June 1st.
The reduction of the national debt during Hay
was over fourteen millions and a quarter, which
is the best showingof any month of Gen. Grant's
Congress has now OTer 2,000 bills on
tbe calendar, many of which will be continued
to the next Bession. It is doubted if &n adjourn
ment will be reached by July 15.
The government cf Spain proposes to gradu
ally extinguish slavery in the colonics, by a
provision that children of slave parents born
hereafter shall be free.
The Massachusetts Doctors dined together in
Boston lat week, sad listened to an craticn
from Dr. Wellington of Cambridge, who said
that "over-melicatien was the besetting sin
of the profession."
Gov. Stearns of New Hampshire in his annual
message reports the finances of tho State in a
sound and prosperous condition. Of the State
debt nearly s3d8,(K)0 is paid, leaving a fraction
lees than 2,600,000. and a further reduction
of taxation is recommended.
The somewhat extraordinary case of a man
tried on chirge of attempting to commit suicide
came up in the Worcester.Mass., courts on Wed
nesday. The culprit, one John Dennis, was
arraigucd, a pro forma verdict of guilty rendtr
ed, aud the esse taken to the higher courts on
Nature has been co-operating with Mr. Glad
stone and the Feuians in attempts to relieve
Great Britain of her colonies. The Calcutta
savans Announce that the Aadem&n Islands are
sinking like a wrecked vessel, in consequence of
the progressive giving way of that part ef tbe
earth's crust. The convicts who iuhabit the
doomed group are getting nervous and want to
be taken home
The chief dissaftsfection with the action of tbe
tIahw. in nH,ncinir the iftte of tbe income tux to
.i . :nM...d:n 4k (VMnnilnn to
tax abolished altogether. The amendment, will
I, the revenuffrom the tax from S3C.000.-
000 to 912,000,000. and will relieve the ma-
iority oftho-ewhoh.se hitherto paid the tax.
It i, believed that the Senate will accept ft in
Wettost the subject of taxing government
bonds has been op for the last time in Congress.
In tbe House on Friday it came up in a pro
tracted and acrimonious debate over a proposed
amendment to tbe tax bill, proposed by a Demo
cratic member. General Butler sustained tbe
amendment, and fairly rivalled the Democrats
in h's opposition to the bloated bondholders.
The amendment, however, was defeated by a
vote of 110 to 78.
Mr. Whittemore, the seller of cadetships, it
seems is re-elected to Congress from his district
by a heavy majority, and what to do with him
is the question among the members. It seems
there is no precedent to go by , as, though mem
bers expelled have been returned to a succeed
ing Congress, one has never been returned to
the same Congress that expelled him. The
wonder is that he should desire to return to a
body which has once kicked bun out It will
be said that if tbe people of his district really
desire to be represented by an office jobber,
tbey should have the privilege ; but the House
has a duty, to r-""'"" its own dignity and pu
rity. So wanton an insult as Miss Edith Montex was
subjected to mStamtssy Bxil,on Thursday night,
is so rare among n that it must cause ss much
surprise as indignation. Miss Montei appeared
before her New York audience in the character
of a lecturer on woman's social status; what her
j j, Witfa the abject is 'not easy
i " ' ,
crowded audience and remind a young lady of
the misfortune of her illegitimate birth. Had
this miserable snob received bae deserts, he would
searcely have escaped with a " suppression " by
the audience. He should nave been msianuy
kicked out of the Hall.
Th? Toronto f.otV oormpondect telegraphs
froSr. Goal that Kiel is tltotisfied with the
Manitoba BiU, becaose it does not pronde
for general amnesty, and intends misting.
The Red River expedition has two hundred men
al Fort Gi.rry.and eight handred on the prime.
A battle is expected near the Like of the Woods.
A larg band of half breeds has been sent 01 1 aj
ecouta for the purpose cf watching the expedi
tion. The Fenians and half breeds are said to
be on bad tern The abof e report w from a
friend of Riel Another det-patch saya that
Kiel is robbing the Uinnepeg mads to provide
hira.f with funds previous to his departure for
the United States.
A bill to change tbe judiciary circuits of the
United irutes his pa"ed the iSenate. It coufti-
tutrt the various circuits? as follows First. New
EueiAUil ; fcond. New York ; third, New Jer- 1
r, . t 1 m.i. --.1
ivy, TennsylTinia, Delaware. Maryland nd
Virginia; fuurtb. Mississippi. Louisiana, Texas
and Arkiiii-as ; fifth. North Carolina, South
Cun-liu-a, (ieorgia, Fionas, Alabama aud Ten-
sixth, Ohio, Michigan, Aentucity ana
West Virginia ; seventh, Illinois, Indian and !
Wisconsin ; fiehth. Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska,
Kanws aod Mif-wuri ; ninth, California, Ore
gon and Nevada. The Supreme Court justices,
except the chief juioe, are required to reside in
tbnr respective circuit. Uy this arrangement
.f iht- circuits Judpe Buud of Baltimore is
thrown cut, Maryland being ad Jed to the circuit
of New Jersey and Pcnn-ylvaaia. The friends
of Bond will endeavor to defeat the bill in the
Femans Killed axd Wounded. The St. Al
bans Mettcnger gives the following list of cku
alties on th Fenian aide in the late campaign :
K'dlfd John Rows, of Burlington ; M.
j O Crieo, of MorUh ; Iuffy ; Dennis Dnt;-
gau , Ldward C-nffin, of Rochester ; Geo.
' . T ! V.ni Trt-iTT VrHTtinm
IlUUCa , a.. aa . .... -, v. V , "
Li'rin, uf Newark ; Chas. J. Clancy. I.
Wounded. Lieut Kdward Hope, of Bridge
port ; Frank Carrigan ; Jas. Keenan, cf Fort
Eiwaid; Lieut. Edward Callahan, of Barling
ton , Charles Car ton, of Cambrige, Vt, ; Dan
iel Ahern, of Winooski ; Michael Flynn, of
New York ; James J. Collins, of Boston ; Gen.
J. J. Donnelly, of Springfield ; Tim Morhrty ;
Patrick Djwney ; Michael CalUghan ; James
It strikes ut that there is same mistake about
the number of killed, bere enumerated. Rowe
ami O'Brien were killed and coiner nun nam
ed Murray was reported killed, at Franklin ;
but we smpect that he r.-v-i confoanded in some
way w.f.i O'Brien One mu. Duggm, wa? 1
killed at Trout Uiver. The reet we tear of now
for the firbt time. Where and when, pray, were
they ki!rd, anl vrhere bunel ?
Mr WilUrdof Vermont introduced a bill on
MotkUy to establish teie-aph ommunication
between the United States and Bermcda.
There ww a flutter in the House on Monday
by the passage -of a resolution directing the
Ways and Means Committee to immediiitely re-
; port a bill repealing all datien on coal. The
1 main question wa? ordered by a vote of 100
j to 76.
There srns a sharp contest in the Houte on tne
quection of abolishing the tax of one cent a box
oa matches, which yields over $2,000,000. The
motion to abolish the tax first prevai'el by 62 to
4. It was then reconsidered by 8j to 78, and
finally rejacted by 91 to 80, so that the tax
Wk are informed that one E. C. Lwis of
WaitefieM, vho ranked as a General ia the late
Fenian ra".d, takes exception to our statement
that Mr. Charles Carleton was the only Ameri
can who took active part in the movement. Mr.
Lpftismay be an American, but his claim to
having been an active participant we can only
reconcile with his activity ia digging" for the
rear when the tiring began at Richard's Farm.
Before this, he was active ia trying to induce
peaceably dispoted citixens to join the move
ment. CesTrWMAL Celebratio.v. The One Hun
dredth anniversary of the first settlement of
Pom fret, will be celebrated at I'omttet Centre,
on Wednesday June loth, or if rainy, the first
fair day after.
The committee of arrangements, aware that
there must be some natives of the town who will
fail of receiving cards, have ordered the publi
cation cf this ipecuil invitation to all such to 1-5
present an guests of tne torn, and nnite In tbe
exercises of the diy.
0. II. TlSKDlM,
Seey. Com. Arrangements.
The aorlhcrn Pacific Railroad and the
Caughnavajra Ship farul.
The construction cf the Northern Pacific Rail
road, through the great energy and ability of
Gov. Smith and his associates,' among whom are
Hon. Fred'k. Billings and Thos. II. Cannes! of
this State, Edwin F. Johnson, a native of this
city, and Joy Ccokc cf Philadelphia, is rendered
certain. This road will open for settlement a
vast grain growiog and mineral region, west of
Lake Superior, surpassing in importance any
on this continent To this section the capital
anl industry of the country are rapilly moving.
Its importance and value will be doubled by
orcniug water communication for large steam
propellers from Lake Superior to Lake Cham
plain, which is the nearest route to the Atlantic
seaboard, and the test adapted to the trans
poitation of cereals. By the construction of the
Caughnvwaga Ship Canal and the enlargement
of the We'Jaad, (authority for which has already
been obtained) propellers of S50 tons, carrying at
least 85 car loads of produce or S.500 barrels
of flour, or an equivalent in grain, can comefrom
Duluth at the head of Lake Superior, at the
eastern terminus of the Northern Pacific to this
city , in six and out half day , without brf ak
ing bulk. Coming thus in opec oold waler, and
in so shoit a time, grain will I little exposed to
damage by heatln' Tbe cargo can here be
transferred to the rail-oids. and in tb:rty-six
hours moie can reach Roston by either line
ready for export or domestic use.
This is a Uss time than is required for a
freight train from the same point to reach the
Atlantic by any other route in existence.
The distance from Duluth to Burlington is
less than 1,500 miles, and about the same as
from Chicago. The cost of transportation will
not excted fifteen cents per busbel for grain, and
for freight of average bulk five dollars
per ton. This is much less than groin
can now be transported for from Ohio to Albany,
and in less time than from ISaflalo to Albany by
way of the Lrie Canal, by thiee anl one half
il.ys. Chicago and Duluth are thus brought
nearer to Boston, via the Caughnawaga Canal,
in time, expense, cost and risk, than Buff-ilo is to
The connection wiih the Central Pacini- will
soon be completed to Lake Saperbr, which will
..-.l. ik.. ' l.nn.lns4 milfti
F "- " " ZZ1
thoa emptying tbe whole region of the
Union Pacific into this thorourhfare It a also
, P"P P - c "" J"
j Mississippi River with ,h. Fox
; B.y b, canal, of large . and when that
done tbe whole West, from Ohio, can reach the
Atlantic seaboard at Boston or Portland quicker,
' ,P(r lnd with 1hm k lhn 7 nT "
route in existence or prcpssea
This most become the greatest thoroughfare
on the globe, and, if so, this city will be one of
the most important inland cities in America. It
will be the distributing point for produce con
sumed in New England ; the receiving point for
freight going west . the thoroughfare fur ex
ports and imports going over this lice ; and a
central manufacturing point.
The speedy construction of tbe canal is de
manded by the most urgent considerations. W ill
New England capital and New England interest
allow such a matter to be delayed until the West
ahall be forced, against their desires and in
terest , to seek the sea by way of the Mississippi
River and the Gulf of Mexico! Shall the
commerce of New England be restored, and
Boston be able to furnish return largoee
for importing vessels, and again be able to have
a lice of mail steamships to Europe 7
The great lumber districts will also be opened
to cheap transport, and the lumber trade of th's
city, now probably only second to any other in
the United States, thanks to the energy and
sagacity of L. Barnes i Co. and the other .am
ber merchants of this city, will be greatly in
creased in amount, and the price greatly Usrened
to the consumer, without fcsseniug tbe prints of
Every individual, therefore, in New England
is interested in this great improvement : and as
New England people are qnick to see and act,
they will not be slow to move in order to com
plete this work, and thi capital required will at
once be furnished.
TJte teaslllulUnal Convention.
Pursuant to the ordinance of the Council of
Censors, made Octobvr, the delegates from
tka ursl Insiu ttl tb StlS of YeriilOnt RS-
uia ; ,u. -
sembled in convention in the Representatives
Hall in Mentpelter, at 10 o'clock h m , 00 Wed-
, 8 fc lg70. t0 tai. eaeo M,lm
tbey might deem appropriate in view of said
oriiiianee, and of the anjendmeaU to the Consti-
tation proposed by the said Council of Censors.
The CouTention was called to order by Hon.
Charles K. Field, the delegate Irom Brattleboro,
and on motion of Hon. P. W. Hyde, tf Castleton,
hos. osonoi: viGBOLs, or .us.THncu.
wai elected Presidect pro cworf, who, upon
taking the chair, addressed the Con Ten tion as
Gentlemen of the Convention :
For this expression of your confidence, I re
turn you my grateful acknowledgements
Ae I lock about me and see so many gentle
men here assembled who are of riper years and
richer experience, I shmild enter upon thedutie
to which you generou" 1:1 iulgetw r - ft i
me, with a distrust if ny im 0 . : . 1 ' . n t
your compliment, diJ I n
suranco that at all iim - v 1 1 . s ..
1 should receive in tbe 1 (i irff f tn m luti.-,
that is ever accorded t : t - t m t
legislative body of Venn 11 1
Convened for the purr. f n: :d
sideration certain propocol cfianT'- in tbf
titution of our State, let us "nt 1 u
nil ment of the trust ooctiIe-1 t. 1- is 1
the faithful, holiest gerd. .ni f tt. 1
their rights. (
I pledge myself, Gentlemn. m v I " I
may have tbe honor of prf. i.ne .". ur '.
liberations, it shall be my ear res e. atv r. r
well as my highest aim, t' ctq .:,'
you in the execution of that tru-t. tbtt n
the bleosing of Heaven, we may e sp ri'
abled to return to our hem, an i fn m mir n
atituents receive the pr-u I ret mi urn, "
done, good and faithful sen ant
Again thanking yen for the huiur cnfi'rred
upon me, and invoking upon our deliberations
that guidance which cometh from on High,"
I will enter upon the 1 usiness of tbe Convention
(In motion of Hun. E P. Walton of Mont-pel-er,
the Convention proceeded to the election
of a Secretary aud AssisUn t-Sec reUry pro
Hon. II II. Powers of Morristown nominated
Hon W. II. II. Bingham of Stowe ; Hon. & P.
Walton of -Mont pel ter nominated Gen. D. W. C.
Clarke of Darlington. vent.on this afternoon, and the committee, uu the
A ballot having been taken, Mr. Powers of completion of their examination of the creden
Morristown, Mr. Waltouof Jtontpftlier and Mr. . tji1 reported the deletrates elected as ghen in
Clark of Poultney acting as tellers resulted as .
Whole number of ttwvUots
Necessary for a clioioe
VV. H II Bingham had
I;. W. C. CUrkehad
Otseral Clark had -Difii
Henry Clark hal
J. M. Soule had
D. M. Camp hid
O. Stanaard had
No ejection having tn made, the Convection
proceeded to another ballot. Mr. Waltou of
Montpdier renewed the notnioMion of Gen D.
W. C- Clarke for Secretary pro tempore and Mr.
Powers of Morristown itned the nominatioa of
Hon. W II. H. Bingham, second fd by Hon.
Roland Fleteher of Cmendi-di. Hon. L'Ojd C.
Kellogg of Benson and Hon. J. II. Benton of
Maidstone seconded the nomination of Gen. D.
W. C. Clarke.
The result of the second ballot ir. Kt-Ilog
of Benson, Mr. Tarker of Wolcott and Mr
Marsh of Woodstock acting as tellei, .- .a-
Whole number of tulfets - - -IH
Neccrssary for a choice - - 110
D. W. C. Clarke had - - - 111
W. H. II. Bingham had - - 95
D. W. Clark had o
And therefore Gen. D. W. C. Clarke was de
clared duly elected Secretary pro tempore.
For Aasistaat-Secretary pro tempore. Mr.
Cleveland of Brookfield EominteA D. Webster
Dixoa of St Albans, and he was d-ily elected by
a nm rocs vote.
Mr. Hartshorn of Guildhall offered the follow
ing resolution, which, oa motion of Mr. Kellogg
of Benson, was laid oa tbe ttb!e : -
Resolved, That the rules cf the last Coavcn
tion called by the Council, excepting rule 17, be
adopted as the rales of this Convention until
others are provided.
On motion of Mr. Marsh of Woodstock, as
amended by the motion of Mr. Hyde of Castleton,
tbe list of towns in the State was called by the
Secretary, and the following named persons,
were enrolled as members of the Convention :
ROLL OF THE CONVENTION.
Addison. Henry Willmsrth; Bridport, Nathan
S Bennett; Bristol, Datius R Osge; Cornwall.
Abratn Foote; Ferrisburgh, J Warren Barnes;
Goshen, Harry 7. Churchill; Granville, Geo .
Wilson; Hancock, Augustus Taylor; Leice-ter,
EB Jenney; Lincoln, Howard Clark; -Middle-bury,
James M Slade; Monkton, S F Atwood;
New Haven, J W Langdon; Orwell, ReU
Bottvm; Panton, C 3 Harris; Ripton, S G Tis
dale. i ,Sary. J M Dyer; Shoreham, M W C
Wright; Starksboro', E W Washburn ; V er
gent.es, Edward Seymour; Waltham, Edwin
Evans; Weybndge, John Britell; Whiting,
Arlington, Zalock II Canfield; Bennington,
Wm THoresbin; Dorset, FWOlmstel; Land
grave, J S Thompson; Manchester, LovelanJ
Munscn; Peru, Asa F Clark; Pownal. Abram G
Parker; Rea.lslwro', James W Carpenter; Ru
pert, Seth II Rising; Sandgate, AlphonseDhent,
Searsburgh, Al'en Briggs; Shafubury, Horace
B Bottum; Sunderland, Benj F McLaughlin;
Winhall, Cephas Williams; Woodford, Anws
Barnet, George Cowles; Barke, Abel Brown;
Danville. Nathaniel S Eaten; Groton, "ow
Welch, jr; liardvriek. A E Judevine; hirby,
Huntley D YounS; Lvnd'ii, Isaao W Sanborn;
Newark. M W Stoddird; Teachim, Henry Wal
ker; Ryegalo, Wm Gilson; Sheffield, balmnn
Davis; St Jobusbury. Lewis O Hrastow; Slan
nanl. Timothy C Batcheller; Sutton. Reuben
EUU; Wallen. Lymin Dawson; Waterford,
Charles Rcss; Whee'axk, James MiGaffey.
Boltoo. E N Colton; Darlington, Edward J
l'helps; Charlotte, John Quintan; Essex. Luther
M Bates; Hineslurgh, John F Miles; Hunting
ton. Byron Brewster; Jericho, Erastos Field;
Milton, EU T Holbrook; Richmond, Salmon
Green; Sbelburne, Wm Harmon; South Burling
ton, Abel L Owen; St George, Henry Lawrence;
Underhill, G W Roberts; Westford. Martin P
Rice: Williston, George Morton.
Blcomfield, SamT O Shotf; Brighton, Wm
Mason; Bru&swick. T G Beattie; Canaan, Geo
W Hartshorn; Concord, Wm B Crane; East
Uaien, Wra-M South;. Granny. Loomis Wells:
Guildhall, Wm II Hartshorn; Imington. Ar
thur T Holbrook; Luneobargh, Stephen Howe;
Maidstone, J II Benton; Victory, A J rhaw.
Berkshire, Lewis Ewens; Enoabargh, ('has S
McMlister; Fairfax, J H Famsa-orth; Fletcher,
Nathan R Uingham; Franklin, Charles Ketton;
Georgia, C 11 Tost; Uighgate, A P Herrick;
Montgomery, John S Topper; Kicnford, J II
Hamilton; St Albans, John W Uobart; S wanton,
V S Ferris.
OSalD 1SE corXTT.
Alburgh. II H Reynolds; Grand Isle. Daniel
G Sampson; Ishvla-Mott, Newry G Boleomb;
North Hero, A K Hibbard; South Hero, A M
Belvidere, Jerre Sbattnek; Cambridge, Wil
lard H Griswold: Eden, J T Stevens; Elmore,
Abel Camp; Hydepark. Edward B Sawyer;
Johnson. Siiea U Pearl; Morriatown , H Harvey
Powers; Stowr, W II II Bingham; Waterville.
Ephraim VV Brown; Walcott, Richard F Parker.
Bradford, Hubbard Wright; Braintrte, W H
Nichols; Brookfield, John R Cleaveland; Chel
sea, George E Hyde; Corinth. C C Sargent;
Fairlee, A H Gilmore; Newbury. Richard Pat
terson; Orange. Edwin G Peaks; Randolph,
Edward Couant; Strafford; I baries Barrett;
Tbetford, li H GUlett; Topsham. Joel T (lark:
Tanbridge, Richard Smith; Vershire. D M Rich
ardson; Washington, B W iiartholemew; West
Fairlee, Joseph Kimball; Williamstown. Calvin
Albany. John Paine; Barton, Wm A Robin
son; Brownington, A S Joselyn; Charleston,
George A Htnman; Coventry, 11 8 Jones; Crafte-
oury, wm J uaaungs; uwver, r n nimoau, t
Greensboro', Axel W Wild; Holland, S dney R
Fletcher; Irasburgh, Samuel H Howard; Jay. '.
O Sargent; Lowell, John Harding; Morgan,
Rizel Cobb; Newport. D M Camp; Salem, Wm
H Kinfaley: Troy, Michael Kennedy, jr; West
field, Wm H Richardson; Westmore. Harry In-
Benson. Loyal C Kellogg; .Brandon. A T
Woodward; Castleton, Pitt W Hyde; Chittenden,
Charles Hewitt; Clarendon. Thomas Pierce;
Danbv. Lorenxo S Waldo: Fairhavcn, K H
I Phelps; Hubbardton, Sam W St John; Ira, Lo-
sard W Day; Mention. Jas M Farm an; Msddle
' ton, Roswell Bud; Meant Holly, Phillips
! Chase; Meant Tabor, H W Lincoln; Pittsfieki,
I C W Brigbara; I'itfstbrd, Charles T Colburn;
i Puultney, Merriu Clark; RotlaoJ. Walter C
I Dunton ; Sherburne. Solomon W Adams ;
Shrewsbury, Ebenrxer Fisher; Sudbury, James
E Hyde; Tinmoath, Henry D Noble; Wallmg
; ford, Harvey Button; Wells, Nathan Francs; .
! West Haven, Harvey Howes
! Bam. Jacob S SpsanMiasr; Berlin, Jowiah tW
' jamin; Cabot, S 8 WiswaUr Calais, Viareus Me,
Duxbury. Geo H Craadale; E. Montpetier, Sam- '
; oel S Keltoa; Favston, W iOard B Porter; Marsh- '
j field, Alonzo Putnam; Middlesex, Leaader War-
1 ren; Mantprlis', E P Wajtoa; Nortbteld, Geo
Nichols; PouaoeU. rbmb-a Huotoon ; Roxburv, 1
i Samuel V. lMJrvth; Waitsteld. Hiram Carlton: .
i Warrea, llaarn Svtord: Waterbury, Paul
H , , v-l... w
! ter j) Twke4burr
1M1HAM Lit XT .
Atheiu, Jerome O Kinglej; Brattlebum. 1
Chas K Field; Brookline, Krastas Whirney; ,
Damnwrirtoo, Abner B Bailey; Grafton. Henry '
Holmes; Gailfbrd, Ealney B Field; IHI1I4.1, J 1
L Hamngtofi; Junsiaa, L U Reed: Loodcn
deny, Curti Rinson; Marlboro', Ha W j
Lynde; Kewfaaet A J Morse; Patney, bumon W j
Houghton; Rcckmgbjun, A N Swain; Somsmt, I
Snmner Curti; Stratton, Jacob B Grant; Town- i
she&d, A T Howard; Vernon. Roawall S Wood,
Wardsboro Lymnn M Newell; Wcwtmtnster, 8
S Stoddard ; Wibsagtoa, Eleaxer Gortwm ;
Windham. Wm Harris. '
wisnsom ot tt.
And iri ioriek A Way; Baltimore, Geo
ldVrtt. l.tniHi... Paul D Dean; Bethel, AG
Mart t, inctsftv-, CWmm REjOKrnd; Caveiidiah,
Rt at . f M h.T, Hr n4, J QBittinger; Lud-
u w, 1- i.niiii. 1'iin safTi, T'!esSBrowD;
",-ifr,t. K r'lii Un P it.nir WmKeyes;
K 1 it., r 1 s 1 i ij. l.r I . ilr. .1. R Drake;
S.ar. , vi U U W Hi n Jc . t l z' ' D nry
I ' hi, .ei?, rr V. 1 ' 1 'i , tWafi rs-
1 i. .Uu.t M -teaii. Vlcntni.. NM I 1 1 1 is;
W . -st ".V .t J r. Dad.. Ii- iijaiuu , Vs 11 i. r,! rai k
l.i, itiitVr t vie, ( riHrief IJ Mmnb
in m t .,Ti (f Mr. Bjtlir 0 W . r. - T.
11 ill bard, the delegate derii'l ir ri u t wn
t f lachfHter.w is ahuittl to h .! i at pro
ji. -ng fus cr -ler.naN.
Mr II) If . fCa.-t.enti, im .ei that ' ii 'm0
r tr urcai. i in of tJ e ''ne -t-. n tf n .le the
f,i' Tjt rirfi 1t or i-f 'be "tine, wh i-n
. it. u m -i Mr Be.To 1 f M t 1-' ne Wis
!i I u th ti 1. .
Ud not. "f Mr I!. on ku . r (. 11111-' 1 wa, the
ConTenti n alj urued unul 8 J v . Uiis after
noon. Mr, H d'li n t Monrpe.ier, m. c i tliit a com
mittee on 1 :tU, c n-'i'-tirg 1 f three dele
gates, be appOiUted by tUe chair, which was
agreed to, and the ohair appointed as such com
Mr. Wnltsn of Montpel.er,
Mr Pbeipi of Darlington,
Mr. Hyde cf Cagtleton,
Leave was then granted to the otimii-.ttee 011
credentials to sit daring the srssiou of the Con-
our rt-part of this forenoon, and upon the call of
the roll by tbt? Secretary each of tbe delegates
responded to their names.
Mr. Mf& of Csstietsn moved that the tempo
rary organization of this Convention, and the
motion wss agreed to
Mr. Hyde of Castleton offered the following re
Uctolted, That a committee of two be appoint
ed by th chair to inform the Governor of the
permanent organiiation of the Convention, and
that they are now ready to receive any commu
nication he may bw pleased to make ;
Which was adopted, and the Chair .appointed
as aid committee, Mr. Hyde of Castleton and j
Mr. Bingham of Stowc.
Mr. Harmcu of Sbelburne offered the follow
ing resolution :
Retailed, That the Prwident be directed to
appoint two otScwl it-porters cf the proceedings
cf the Convention ; j
Wl.i h , h.pte-i. the chair appointed I
An ln C : Moutptlier and Gwrgo B, 1
thaw ol Uti ni)'-.u-
Mr. Denton of Rutland offered the following
Resolved, That a committee of three le ap--.t
Kw tht, i-h.ir tn draft and report rules for
the regulation and government of the Graven- j
Which wan agreed to, and tbe chair appointed
as such committee :
Mr. Dunton of Ratlan 1,
Mr. Dillingham of Waterbury,
Mr. Field cf Brattleboro,
Mr. Camp of Elmore offered the following re
Rttolred, That the President bf requeued to
call 00 the clergymea delegates of thia Conven
tion to officiate as chaplains of this Contention
by rotation, commencing with the oldest clergy
man. Mr. Benton of Maid-tone oflered the fallowing
substitute to the resolution offered by Mr. Camp :
Rttolvtd, That tbe President be reque-ted to
invite the resident clergymea of Montpelier to
officiate alteraately a chaplains at the opening
cf the Coaveatioa in the mcraing ;
Which amendment was agreed to, and the re
solution was adopted.
A communication was received from the Gov
ernor, as follows :
MosTrEUEB, June 8, 1870.
To the Prctidml of the Convention :
Sir, Pursuant to the request ol tne txiuncii
of Censors, as signified by a resolution adopted
by that body. I have the honor to lay before the
Convention . cernh.,1 copy of the articles of
amendment pr..poeeu to the constitution or this
State by said Council, the articles of the present
Constitution to be affected thereby, and of the
Ordnance and Address of said CounciL
Geo. W. IIesdee,
The proposed amendments were then read by
the Secretary, together with the articles of the
present Constitution affected by said amend
ments. Mr. Marsh of Woodstock introduced the fol
lowing resolution :
Itetolred, That a committee of one from each
county be appointed by the President of this
Convention on each of the several articles of
amendment proposed by tbe Council of Censors,
and that such committee report to the Conven
tion such action on the several amendments to
thc Constitution proposed by tbe Council of
Censors as they may deem appropriate.
The resolution ws oppose! by .Messrs. Lulling-
ham, Field and Slade, and on motion of Mr.
Slale was ordered to lie
Mr. Phelps of Fairhaven introduced the fo'-
lowing resolutiju, which was lost :
Ittsolred. That Jhc Secretary be directed to
furnish each member and officer of this Conven
tion with tne dady newspaper printed in the
State, to be itieetrd by the members and officers.
Tbe Convention then adjourned till 10 am.
Uur HasMngtoa Lrtler.
Wasbtjiotos, June 4, 1870.
To the EMor of tur Free Prtn and Timri :
The great event of the week has, of course,
been tbe observance of
The weather was all that CiulJ be desired.
The flowers comaienced to arrive on Friday, at
the headquarters of the G. A. R , and. contrary
to many fears, tbe supply was ample. Tbe
Agricultural, Botanical and Propagiting gar-
H.,fam.,hed. lares, .unrdv of rare and beau-
tiful flowers; and aa for the roses, it is doubtful
if any of your readers -ho have never seen the
same rwnwn?. ever saw so maztv m their lives
as were collected upon the grounds at Arlington
on Monday mornirg Many of the prominent
business esiabusnmeais oi ine coy -nc
cluee.1 dnriurf the day, as e!I as 1 the
public offices, and at an . early hour
Lng Bn lge and th. Aqueduct Brifge
at G,rgetown were crowded with passengers,
. ., b. -kf...
and the stream coi tinued without abatement till
before the cmuienceineot of tonpei.. I have
seen tbe numlrs present estimated at from fifteen
set it so high mvMif. The cemetery, and the
whole regou around showed to the greatest ad-
, vantage I be f li ice was or that viv.d green which
is seen at no other season of the year The road
to Arlingta, a- this season is one of peculiar
I. s , r ...
reautv The couctrv was mostly covered wnn
tuibfr U fire the war. which was thoroughiv
' cleared ; dar.ng its occupancy by our troops.
'Tne tret- 1:1 tbe enclosure at Arlington were
I I . . . :,v 1 . . ; - - 11 - n I i n , .
( .,f e-lie-,Uti-ire to be seen for miles around,
i ... i l . .. l ,...'.;.t.Jl v, .1UB
la , acl is now covered with a perfect
, ting e of y u..g tiees, bushes and vines or every
' description, of the most luxuriant growth, and
much greaUr richness of foliife than is seen in
the un lrrgrowth of our New England clearings.
The trees in the cemetery itself are mostly oaks
and i-hi-stLuts. many of them of considerable size,
anlijuite Lanlsouie, though not equal, in the
' U-auiy of mdiv idual trees to our elms and maples.
while i!.-eniire absence of evergreens depnved
the wo .le i gr,..u. I of that variety which even
i - i i .l . : t: -v.
in summer aid. ,o mn-h to the beautv of oar
fjresis Ine speakers' stand was placed at the
rear u to. h ue. among the trees, anu close to
the grave of the unknown soldiers, which was
o.er-. w tn proiusi. a ot nowers ana wrewus
of... i ;.e. ,. forming tbe most striking sight of
any .n. th. gnunl. Seats were arranged around
the s-.a i I, capab'e of accommodating about eigh-
oc-i uai.uiu ': ' u siUv. --
..... i 1 i-.,si i o.l with litn nf n MS
E.ir,,iutaf.ms. and above tbe stand were hung
van. usainii carps flags There seemed snap-
p- ,.r: i-ei.. s in the latter decoration, but I am
wha. was tbe special htnees oi tor-
ugt. Ujjs apt.u -1 h an occasion. As a mere
As a mere
uii'tcrit tv, t-aa-'h decora.ions never strucs
a. j r-a.- i -it- iftxt ol such emblems is gener
t.r, uijt ': :j .ymtivu than mtrinsic beauty.
Xitar-s's 'iu py f j.reea would have been iuut.h
lLre p i ."ihf lo ray et
fi.c rrrt-iJ-ut and a Urge nutuber of (fitcisli,
w;S tU. r !it..' ica wt-rc dented at the stand, and
th- snts if tb na'it were filled with the em gen,
of whom there were ab:ut 30O prCsWut. Tbe
eir ist jd,-J with a national salute of ST
gna, fu ,.-wl by a dirge from the Marine
bul ri- nu:wu fine, and well lwoered.
Pt-ayer wis . fiVred by Rev. Dr. Ner
miii!. 1 . chorus, aoompnlel by tbe
Marine Bind, thin sung Luthsr's hymn,
A stro: z cwV is ur Lird, fbliaiwed by an
r.ini' jur-.m ty Dr C. C. Cox, which was
uub a-! 1 ty stne, though it seemed to me
rWr iifhiTiical The chorus then sang the
H aM-tV fcn Moiart's Requiem; after
which Otr Logan 'Ieliv-ri the oration of the
diy The c rati'. 11 was a fine one Gen. Logan
has a pa'werfui v.ice, which, however, was in
sufficent to ninke what he said intelligible at the
litn-tN '.t th crowd. M tbe conclusion of his
ad Ire-- th1 chorus sang Sleepers, Wake " by
Muzart The remaining exercises were at the
t mb of the unknown soldiers, which is of
granite, and has upon its face the following in
scription R-sp.t'' th.- -t-o repow las rone of two theu
on liunrtmi uj lran unknown mMiars,
gv.tbtreJ alter the war tr m lb flsids of Bull Run
aifi'' lUf r uu to tss RjpVa-UaBiiock. Tbcur rvmint
c t.i'1 n ! lijtftli. hut their names and deed
ur r- '1 1 th ftrchires t-f their ooootrr. aixi
it.- ;Tt n t reus hunor tbeea as of their DoMe
'.u 1 iiiAmr. . 31 a thiy rest m pece.
HF.R, A. l. 1Mb,
The orr.i-.ns of the National Soldiers and I
truhatA Home inarched to the tomb.
Afttrr a piuer tin children sang a chorus en
tu ol t'htldrcn of tbe Fallen Brave," compos
el for the oocis:on by J. W. Pope, The chorus
thea sane HolmtVs " Hymn of Peace,' and tbe
OLin.it tee 1 f the G. .V. II. proceeded to place the
fi iwert. up 2. the graves of the fallen heroes,
th. ufr.h tho L&rings from visitors had been
so large that lew graves were at that time
unadornel. Tht 1 -aves lie partly in the grove
at tbe rear t.t tue use ana partly in an open
field. That part 1 cemetery lying in the
grove is very p
appearance in th
board-, in tbe oj 1
gestion a icl 01. ,
serve the day n t
which niut-t im
vhrubs and plac
permanently be m
The w bole ce m
tifaotOs'y man r
stem t.' me b ,
the day in m
any pjiop aa.I ,
quietly an 1 at. t
On tbe rctn
- iii . but there is a IthUe
in nr. row t wl.iv neid
;r 1 I I th.itla t ;
t 1 im: w ii i tie w-.
1 1 rt'v I y 'tit.w itl; 1
..ttt ) w. .rr, I a
a w 1 make th
. - a- 1 . f a v, ry s--t
!i t.if cv..i? 1 a li 1 iut
e as tiirt l ser.ar.ee cf
jtr j 'i'us wLere wnn ut
1 t ii ,cu U 1 tbe h 1 1
r reai.ru; j'ioe w ill
1 ri uj n tin i"i 1 ir
r 11. us than iV il '
took fr niui-i
Every vehicle that couid be devised, and every
beast (hit c alti made to pull had been impress
ed into the btrvicc; and such a s?t of worn out.
crazy, patched up army wagous, and lean, lame ;
..rtar mi.. .VWb timo wt fnp th Gfkmment- TwMlY.Mfvn ntini!. TVAUted the rink Of "CX- 1
! mrnr at t.i exerc. The oranntis were filled ' emnt" lut tcat. beine the order of distinction 1 the
with spwUtors, most of whom brought flowers, ! pjr h gh atuinment, cdoihITj and intellectually, i of
. I . t i .L- .af Al i re.1 I: .kL aa aawaa aaaawwafnllts tUld
: wuit.it iofy iitiucu upjn ine rcraca ui bhuibib ' looroutiv
and blind hors and mules as wis gathered at appreciate- their vslue, especially when he
the enttance i-f the bridge, never met my eyes dwelt on mnn in his re'ation t-i Uvi, in hi- re
befcre . w itle tbe riders, to say n thing of tbe , lation to himself, in his relation to the o titinti
pedett run. w re sbuiit as much diversified in nity, and ia his relation to 1 he foully ; the ; m
isolor, shape, and ajiparel, as it wi u!l be possible par.son he drew betweeu the !uaiet.. haiptn--to
h iv the sanie number of peop - 'lurskiltul resulting from eoo-l order, where th" re jui-itions
.1. hu tuceoedd in getting us JWi the U ridge,
two miles from our starting point, m a few min
utes short uf aa hour and a half.
The only other seasatton of the past week is
the arrival of the 44 big Injuns " from the far
west. Spotted Tail, Red Cloud, Thunder Skin,
, . , -'.,.. ... o, . '
n-.inm;,hi. favorite riRar. to stuoke the nine . f
peace with the noble ravages. They are quite a '
savage U !!n set. The costume of Spotted Tail
is the most striking, its prominent restore,
from which he takes his euphonious name, is a
strip of skin reaching from his heal dress to the
ground, adorned with plates of stiver, beaten out
of old fashioned United States currency, five cr
ix inches in diameter at the top and gradually
(lecre-ising in size to the bottom. Red Cloud is
dressed in red, the color of his tribe. Besides
sundry 44 talks," Spotted Tail and ptrty have
ben to see the operation cf making money.
which I described to you a few dajs ago, and
tbe whole company yesterday oame to th? Capi- . d5A A Kregat.on to the speaker ; white se
tolacd saw the equally inleresting process of rl0,?s meaf.of. cther extendel the
making laws. To-day they are visiting the Navy Ip "wr w-. . ,
Vard nod Arsetnl. eA 1P7 "J rt?J to contain
A sppcimea of genuine Indian eloquecre may ! fu 1 "P0" ofa tootu7 h'ch l"" f onr
hemtdtotingtojour leaders, so I give entire ,
the speech cf Red Cload, at his meeting with !
Secretory Cox, from which it would appear that ;
hedi'l not feel as if In hal been tiriul with
sufficient consideration :
I luive hut a few words to say. My friend, I
have come a lno way to see yen and the tircat
father, but somehow you do not look at me. 1 h. e
cotre tn ee 3 ou. When I hsard that my Groat
Father would permit me to come to see blm 1 vu
uLad, ami caid nM otT. I left my women attd ct.il
dren at home, ami want you to give them a lew
robe. wth that you would elre my people a few
wagon lodj of ammunition to kill ame. Telegraph
to my people and say that I am safe. This is all
that I haive to say to-day.
Red Cloud can command more men than any
other of the chiefs, and it is hoped that tbe visit
tl-i thitt nilv ,nv ri.wo tr. ctTw nf tnavannfl V,a
-'J MV ' av. a"..ai,. .V. VI AAJ fS Ult
ous about provoking hostilities with the United
rnxsiDEST grant a riEsT veto ovxtt rclfd,
You may possibly remember my noticing in !
the early part of January, President Grant's first '
i c.u mtT'ir, upuu a uui graaung a re-neariog
for the extension of patents of Rollia AVhite on I
fire-arms. That is a pretty good specimen of j
the rapidity of doing basinets in Congress. The
veto mesjtage came in immediately after the re I
css of Congress, and last Tuesday night the
Senate again passed the bill, bj a rote ot 41 to
1 8. What the House will do of court cannot be
certainlj predicted, but with such a majority,
more than three-fourths In the Senate, it will be
pretty apt to obtain the necessary two-thirds in
the House. But the feelings of a man waiting
I for file months to know his fate must be far from
I hear that you are suffering from dry weather
in Vermont. We could spare you a little rain
anl net feel the loss. There have only been two
dajs in the past two weeks in which it has not
rained, Monday of this week and Wednesday of
last, and on several occasions during that time
the weather has been cool enough to make a
little fire in no wise uncomfortable. This ar
rangement has not been favorable to the 'straw
berry festivals," which are the principal excite
ment now, geatly to the detriment of the
stomachs and pockets of those who are beguiled
into them. Leoxard.
A.nua! Contention of the Prolcstant Epi
copal (nurtti at Ucllous Fa IN.
At the meeting of the Convention on Thursday
the President presented the names of the follow
ing individuals recommended by the Board of
Trustee? of the Vermont Episcopal Institute to
fill the vacancies in said Boar! : the Rev. Mal-
eohn Douglass, D. D., of Windsor; Mr. James II.
Wjlliams, of Bellows Falls, Vt; Mr. John C.
uftj, 0f Manchester; Dr. George Nichols, of
1 A resolution- approving the nominations was
ped by the Convention,
I The annual report of the Vermont Episcopal
j ioilita.e was presented as follows -
...'r-riLT!" 3,k. 'CT;
sever-1 camli-lates for Holy Orders He has not
only given them instruction himself, but also ar-
ranged for aMition.t instmcuon ,., ne given uy
clergyaien of the Diocese, tie has also devote.1
consiilerable time ;n the delivering of lectures
apon Pastoral work, on the composition ana de
livery of sermons and on the reading of the serv
iiva. Ir i his intention during the ensuiuzyear
' to organize a more systematic course of instruc-
J tion as may become necessary.
Thecontinued applications for admission to tbe
' Acaiemical Department, more than there was
j room to accommodate, induced tbe Trustees at
! their annual meeting a year since, to authorize
I the enlanement and addition to some portions
I of tbe Seminary Building, which has keow done
! at an expense of about jJlOOO. so that at the
! ruent time.jrne , , pupils couit ne sc. .mrn
dated eomrartably i
'oniinaed improvement at
tends this department The intellectual standard
! have came from St. Louis, Missouri, 24 during
the last four years and during the last year
senoca tram unerrni eeciions oi uk v iuvb.
t rventucay, lennesser, lyjuu-usu... . .u. .,
and Buenos Ayres nave been represented; wnue
Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Iowa, Illinois, and
especially Vermont, have sent f . target num-
.- . w..,i . iswt.r
I The morals of the school were never better.
1I luajipivv nuiwu el a- uw.aaxaj
, taught have, by God's blessiog.been suceuly
meilcated, twelve persons having been confirmed
be the Bishoo at hw late visitation, which, in ad-
dition those confirmed last year, makes nearly
Nulf or the school now communicant.
The physical training continues to lorm aa
, imrrtint part in the education as well as to con-
tribute to the health of the pupils. In July last
... ,. , - , ,
a public reception was given to uen. nenuan oy
I the military corns of the city in which tbe pu-
pils were invited by tbe Msyor to join The
great proficiency displayed in the execution of
! tk. mul llilKjwil. SI.nmil.M. .Bll alnlUtMIlllit.
, ...fc-i n with tK Mri..M,uwf.rth,mint .mil
was especially commendel by Gen. Sheridan and
f other military men who were present. .
Tbe Report of the Treasurer shows the state of
tne onances to ne as raiiow. : .
Whole amount received from saberiptions
andomer wurce, aside from the ..Uoughby
ugaey, 300,110 ...
Whole amount of disburssaaents for real estate,
-.idi,,,,. rQi.. fences, insurance and other
:mm.0vementa ate . 4';.oi3.8T.
. o .- , , - - .
f .l- aC nii a,-. ki,t.
I eagnn invested in United States 5-!
1.&00 is invested in United States 5-20
Thai year completes the first ten years of the 1
, pottion of the Seminary bulldmgs to
1 bt. A. Hopkins for tbe purpose of a
boy-,, WOool As there seems to exist in nme
qawters erroneous imnrestions as to the dpo-
sttloQ or rental receivet rrom .wr. nopains.
. . . i ... i ' ..l. ;, ;
prupir fur' the Trustees at this Ume to mike a
unef statement of the matter in order that the
m foj, understoud it, and that any
cmmMUB vKws which may have existel, may
, v corrected.
ItwillUrememberrd that at the time Mr.
Hopkins entered into this contr-ist eterjthing
was new and in a rn !e state. The seminary
baildire itself was not even completed. There
; were no draln9,citterns,oatbuiidinge,or furniture
for the butlJing with which to commence oper
ations, and withal no school stnrbed aruund
which to form a nucleus for future operations.
A gymnasium building was to be built Bavrns
and theds to be erected, a walk to be mad? for
nearly a mile by which the public could reach
the building, aijd the grounds to be graded, to
gether with many other i approvements tuid atldi
ticcs to be made in order eo put the prsWiscs,
into a condition to be usel
These icip-ovenin!- have
between five and &x thousand dollars ; and
white Mr. Hepatitis ha? paid the rent promptly
every year according tu tbe contract, th Trus
tees have found it necessary to eipend several
hundred dollars more than the rent has amount
ed to in order to make the above mentioned im
provements. I ou are no doubt aware that some
of the onginal subscriptions have not all been
paid, and that there was not enough of them
originally even to complete the buildings and
furnish them for use, and since then the Trustees
with no other provision for funds, have been
compelled to devute th'jse received from Mr.
H ypkin? for rent to these purposes. Reference
tn former reports will show that for the first five
years there were but few pupils, and as the ren
tal was computed per capita, the amount re
ceived was small The last five years the num
ber has increased, so that tbe amount received
by the Trustees from 14 r. Hopkins during the
ten years (fstimaung Ute present year, which 1
""i yet aue, 10 oe imn rvi 10 5ii,vW win
be about $tt). When tar rent for the cur
rent year becomes due and i paid, there will
be ia tbe bands of the Trustees a small btlaoce
over and abo.e paving for the improve,
atents above mentioned, which have aJrvil?
been ineurred. Had tbe Trustee been provided
with fund by the diocewe or otherwise in, th
outset to have put the premises in ordr fur the
use of the departments which were to occupy
them (as these improvements have been madi
in part for tbe Theological Department), thi-y
wis4.Il have been enabled to have ued the
amount received from rent for other purposes.
It should be understood that Mr. Hopkins has
had no control over the rental whatever, but
Sit the Trustees have had the entire disposition
'it, and under the circumstances believe they
Ute done what was best for the Institute, the
1 ."se and tbe Church. They are without any
t at I free from any embarrassment, wh:ch
eirt.r; - a .-nrce of gratification.
he Free Prat ad Timfs.
t . I I. Lawrence, Esu.,
ai 1 11 ! 1- fyr.'
. f U iiri.. p 11, v.xs
1 f piv e At l nht 1'
a ? 0' lection
-i ?M ult.
111 Hi1 j'-'t tV8j Lafs.' '
Tbe sni .air in h :! hr 1 I . jn 1 .1
critics would say his discourse was too tiiga
toned to suit the mental capacities of i ' back
town " audience; nevertheless a large portion
his hearers comprehended bis arguments and
of the moral law wenduly observed , aud the
confusion, the misery, prevailing in other fami
lies in nhioh that ' higher law ' wa- ignored,
or its authority disputed ; was so well drawn as
to lead any one posesing a grain of common
sene to Uec.Je in favor of the higher law.'
Now if the interpreters of the common law of '
the land, as defined in the " Vermont Statutes,"
lawyers table or the iu life, lunch, come down
bT-eber,. mftru .their hearsrsooaceni-
the beauty xnd excellency there is in the
trutn," the people would be the direct recipients
of the good, &nd the teacners, by the reeoil,
be also made partakers ; and this might be done 1 Ckstral s Bout. Th cufiees of the Gene
without conflicting in the least degree wit the ' rjl -Zy of the Vermont Central Line, in this
ordained " ministers of the Gosnel. nroviled.
as in the case under notice, the object aimed at
by each class is the trje elevation of the public
sentiment of tbe community.
At Monkton, on the occasion we ars speaking
of, there was a happy co-operation ; notice of the
lecture hal tfen given from the desk of the
Methodist, and the Baptist m nister gave up his
,"'"rr eJ eJ tMgure
the natter reported. Jebaw ipoken cf soma
subjects dibcus&od, other claim attention, and
among them that of Labor." In a rural dia
trict, whose inhabitants mostly 44 eat their bread
In tae sweat of the fu " a urnmntin.. A i.v,-
might teem superfluous, but when we read in J
the newspapers extravsgant accounts of the I
success of a mar. of small mean leaving
the plow and speculating on the differ
ence between the prices of farm produce on
his neighbor's farm and in the Boston mar
ket, of which his neighbor may be ignoraat.
we may well query whether the community is
the richer by this man's success not in labori
ous production, be it remembered, but inshrend-
Bcta tn dealing. tth the exhibition orsucb suc-
j eett (?) before us, we can perceive the fitness of I
the lecturer s a-lmoniticn.
After tte 00111:11131011 of the Iectare he indebt-
edness of the coogregation to the speaker was
pubicIy acknowledged ; much more so privately t
while Uiepeopie were beiag dispersed, aad if Mr. :
Lawrence will indulge the people of Monkton,
wnn anoiorr ui iun ue ui j reiy on &
still larger company of hearers,
Hopes are entertained that this lecture will
sist the young men of the town ia forming a
young mea's association for intellectual and
Much work might be said on this interestlnr
subject, but at present I forbear.
ilonaton. May 24, 1670.
frlrbrillon of (he I.11Ii Amendment In
The celebration by our colored citizens of the
15th Amendment in Rutland, yesterday, was
'quite a success The day was favorable, with
V . -v v... t,;t, ..;,
me exception oi me -
intense for comfort. A good delegation fiom
this city went down on the 8:15 train, and
others came aboard at different stations all along
the line, until one car aa well filiwL The com-
pany seemed extremely wll pleased over the
' , v i i i i : .ninerous
nr-Atsnwi.1 MTehrattnn. arvl in lnlretl in numerous
r'"i- ' .
expressions saustacuon. .arriving aa
the entire company repurel to the lnirai
House, where thev took dinner. At two o'clock
p.m. the procession formed in front of the Opera
House, sil marched throuih the principal
streets of the city. Excellent u.usie was furnish-
n.ra v. j
ed by tne Jencuu uornrn miu.
numbered about two nunareu, one ncaureu
thirty on .V t and the remainder in carriages.
The haling carnage contained thirteen young
ladies tastily dressed, carrying small flags re
presenting the original States ia the Union. The
occupants of the other carriages carried small
banners with " emancipation " printed on them.
Quite a number of banners with appropriate
devices were saittereJ through tbe procession
, , ,, .. r, i
among them, Old John Brown.' Our Color-
, ed Troops fought bra rely," "We'll remember
tbeEm.nclp.tion Proclamation." " Lincoln the
Martyr," etc. '
After marching through a number of stieets
en,fre4 tne Opera House, where
, tne procession enieniu i
, the speaking took place. The meeting was ealt-
ed to order by the president f the) day. Mr. A.
Dubois of Rutland. Pra; er was offered by Rev.
A. I. Bnle of MiddUbary. The loth amend-
ment was then rtad by the I lejeaear.
An appropriate poem
written l.y Mr E. W. Smith, to read by Miss
Ella Brooks, in an excellent manner.
The hand played "John Brown's Body,"
Walsh wm tree led with efceers.
The President then mtrewod the eaator of
the day. Mr. Wm. H. Johnson of Aaay. who
. . , ...
made a good speech.
MS. jous-Sox's irsica.
I Mr pllttw and Ketoa- Cttfcsa.--
------ . .
I come from New York to greet yon of Ver
mont on the ansDictoas Ursainatton oi me ting
le between freedom and slavery.
We have come
-- -- - ;,. it,, amtiafai:
tion feel at flJ"
IC.,hLTv we noIl
how ta wt PP!' ,11
seas. I was at a loss at first, to Mow how those
who were born in free Vtrsaoat snU appreciate
menta of hberty, bat I resassVred that you
ermont hold liberty dear fcr laterty s saae.
was reassured. 1 am not here to spear,
... , , , - . , . .
F-9 f - Tai,v
, made in u war. rt io exprm. ?gV
, God our thankfulaesa for the work He has done
, for our race. It recorded that Vf".-"
among the fir j .J?,;
Tr . , -. , .7
Batler by a amgie dash of hrs ram. nuwd the
downtrodden slave ofthe South to the dignity
t . u .1 Us. svMtr m,vh,w Um m the
' wu.. m - - - c-
vindication of the rights of our nee, set iu
motion what accelerated tbe remits of to-d.iv.
That deed was aotwdlint to the slave dinarchy
1 at the South and to the mud sills at the North,
The first gun fur our liberty was jfired by OIJ
JOUU orown. ilia li eviw " w -w, .
tbe war came, and the noke of a deadlier car-
1 .l I - 1 X lJ
nage was iinea irom m iaoa uu ltnuvu iuur utr caniaaieii ; cm idoui uk uh.u
milUon shackles broken and ttrickem from the nor. the people would net be long ia finding h.E
limbs of our race. What shall I say to yon of J out. a ripe scholar, a fine writer, a brtlliAiit
pouitcs: 1 say uue nnu j uk yj mm,
, . . , , s, h. ,w flattm.
, h ' simplv wish your votes. We know
, "n friended a. We know who
I voted for this amendment and who swainst it ;
' wnoKnanun ws- t .ra
t twoeuunaiioji. aura wnaz nani n waw absk sav
i talned him m that forward strut lor human n-
The speaker expressed his satisfaction at the
admiriiatration of President Grant, and nominat-
! gi i,;m jt ue Presidency of 1ST2. Hisnomin-
j W. T" ' .
, uon recei.ed with cheers. Mr. Johnson
t closed hit oration by eloquently referring to the
fntr of the .'lack race, predicting a wide field
, of usefulness and influence if they were true to
j themselves. He wss repeatedly applauded in
the course of his oration.
. sw, :,ii .(imor Rvlauad
i rteicacr 04 u t ng,
' old Liberty Party. It being nearly train tunc,
the Governor spoke but a few moments.
He said he felt to reioice in h heart at what
he witnessed to-day. tt was bat the fulfilment
of his life desire, the accomplishment of a -work
in which he e&ffaoed vears sco. ue was nut a
humble worker, however, a depot nttster on the
underground railroad, and he felt proud to say
that nut a few panting and hunted fugitives had
passed over his line. He never exneetad to see
this day, but now his eyes had looked upon it
he rlt ready ta sVpart in pence
The Governor's speech was short tat fcrcible.
and when he touched upon the " underground
railroad " days, tbe audience made the house
tremble with applause.
A short speech from Rev. E. Mills was well
The President read a telegram from Senator
Revels, saying that soddes sickness in his family
made it impossible fitr him to attend
The President also read an appropriate poem
written by Mr. C. R. Ballard of Csetteton.
The meeting closed by the benediction by Rev.
2. M. Ball.
The whole affair passed off extremely well .and
did credit to the colored citis?ns of Vermont.
Tike Fenian Leaner AMeW.
The Chica-jo Republican gives the following
facts concerning the Fenian General in Chief:
O'Neill is now about thirty-fire years old. He
was hern in the town of Bungannon, Tyrone
county, Ireland, in l$?u, and oame to Americt
when mutt haw. Ha iws-eiveii eood tlUaCauon.
hut mil 1 wry iostinets fed nim into the Amer-
IGMl mriUJ IVUg I'TVjrC uwr WM. lit; twravcu avj.
eight years in the old Second Dngrpona, under
Col. Rcbert E Lee At the breaking out of the
rebellion O'NVill took the Union side, and, in
o ukim t of a mounted infantry 00m pany.
fought with McClellan from Yorkiown to Mal
vern Hill. He also served under Hunter at the
nrst Bull Run. After the retreat on Harrison's
Landing O'Neill was trsnsilicred to the West,
and obtained eomnwad of a company of cavalry,
distinguishing hinwelf by several daring acts .for
which iv received high commeutiations from his
ccmraiind'ng ofiloers. He was detailed to
drive John Morgan, tbe named guerilla,
from Kentucky. This O'Neill accom
plished in the Spring vuf 1864, receiving the
sword "f Morsma upon hi surrender in May of
that year. I he retaainder or tne war U Hem
served unier General Thomas, parttcipating iu ; and lot) miles frcm one extreme point to the
the battles of Franklin and Na.hrille. ; other.
At the latter place the future Fenian General , Seme incidents narrated by Rev. Mr. onatan
was wounded severely, and was laid up in tbe I tin, will give an idea of what has taken place,
hospital at NsshviUe for several naonths. After Mr. Parent, father of the Assistant Secretary of
this he was not heard of until one sultry dav in
the beginning of June. 1866, when the news
came over tbe wires that Col. O'Neill had in
vaded Canada at Fort Erie. Then came tbe
news of the fight it Bidgeway, in which he se
verely whippet! a superior number of Canadian
volunteers. After aceouplaabing this feat O'Neill
retired on Fort Erie, where lie was again at
tached by tbe4iriti4. from Pott Colborne. This
force h also thrashed, capturing nearly twe
hun Ired, and compelling the ieoninderto flight
the same night, finding that be was not sue
taimd hy Gea Sweeney, who hal tbe chief com
uiand, O'Neill recroawl tbe river under the
r.woa, uf the British, CoL rosck's three bat
ter, es ol artillery aad 2,500 regular troops, the
liiuuu ifficers being hoodwinked bj a weak
picket line which wae thrown out by tbe Fenian
leader to cover his retreat In the midst of the
Niagara the returning Fenians were captured by
the United States authorities, and for that time
the movement was at an end. On the retire-
ment of Col Roberts from tbe Fenian Presidency
in lt8. John O'Neill was elected President, and
oa ( inadian territory.
h recent capture has plockeJ ha lwaaors from
tur.is: BvaiNEtH Optic Ed or the VEnxo.a
.i.w, itr iMuaii 0-1 several, jtura a. o
i?ute street, have jat Uen remuteil to tbe new
rooms recently fitted up for the express purpose
a the basement of Sears Building, No. 65 Wash
ington stmt. The rooms occupy the Couit
street mI of the building to a depth of about
1 feet, .ud cocprise four rooms, each about
l0 feet in wilth. The firt or front room is tbe
general business office, and is divided into the
freight and ticket departments, the former being
on the right and the latter on the left side as yoa
enter. Here all the neesAry desks and ether
apparatus are provided, all subetantial, con
venient and hantUome The ticket ref-seitory is
in an alcove on the It ft, closed by a black wal
nut rolling screen.
The seuood room is the private offiee of Mr.
Lansing Millis, general agent, and the third a
directors room. Tbete two are carpeted with
eIZDt "J Brusels, and fur
Wlth dwlts' tWl!'' chin ttc.,f solid
walnut, the Utter being cushioned with erw-n
leather. The rer room is the general ticket de
partment, from which ate supplied the offices in
front, the New York and .Montreal ageneies and
the offices along the line. Here are cheats pro
perly divided anl containing the immense sup
ply of tickets of all kinds necessary.
Each room is provided with safe accommoda
tion, uesfcs, etc, and has an abundance of side
tU "d Mlck mlnul
throughout, and the whole is pervvled by an air
of oomfort and luxury. No railroad offices in tbe
country excel these. Basins for washing, water
closets, etc. are included in the co-nforts.
The line comprises the railroads between here
and Ogdensbargh, viz., the Boston, Lowell and
Xashua ; Concord ; Northern ; Vermont Cen
tral ; Vermont and Canada ; an 1 Ogdensburgh
and Lake Champlain. Tickets are soli through
to Chicago. St, Paul. Sc. Lcois. .Milwaukee, and
all intermediate points, as well as to all principal
cities, north, west. Northwest and southwest.
The managers of the line are Gen Geo. Stark,
ei-Oor. Joho Oregory Smith of Vermont, and
Got. Stearns of New Hampshire. Boi.oa Poit.
Correspondence of the Boston Jur .
The sermont Gubernatorial Contest.
MosTrtxitB, Vr., May 31, 1870.
The Republican State Convention to nosaiaatt
candidates for Governor, Lieutenant tiovenv,
an l Treasurer has been called, to meet at BarL
on Wejnes,jyi June 22.
ni Governor Wasbbunse not died, veryUnj,
, inter t would have bien felt in the resu.t of ri,
I '. ' U?'T. "';ulJ
beeo only the pleasant work of an hour, h
other words, the excel lent ticket of last
j would have been nominatol for reflection hr
' Reclamation. But bis death has cuanied a
, ..... -Bs a,.
. tns ana attaenM sorise resfsiflsiiiuity to thed
ties of toe convention, and given a good deal
interest to the canvass o w gMn on among cac
did ttes. Luckily, neither the K -publican par.
I bfm)r taj the oglce Gownlor . ,a
nor "it -m'JK iu woi n"w wuum T ;a
' of tbe sax or sevn men who have been nair.wj
j ia connection with 'he nomination, th. cr,
j tion mekifl its selection, it will do a bad th n
jb jjjjng tbe names below, it should be -ta,vi
tuli m r.r as i anow, none or i
have hal any agency ra placing ihroi!t
before tbe people ri r the eamlidancy. If to.,
are exceptions, th'y must be confined to two -three
By the death of Governor Washbo-ne, I.
Governor Kendee acceded tu the poaitna of G.-.
erncr, and therefore very naturally a can.l .
ate for the bturunsrton nomination an 1 thsmi
fngr of tbe people next September. 0,
j him the following gentkmen-all . ..1 nee arsi
true nave eacn inear i.Teaoo, .i "!- i.
I rf WoodMaei.Fredenek Bil.inr, t.
rf Woodstock, Hon. Dudley C. Der-ison of R. ;
, ,,,. Uon. .a L, Mia of Manchester! H
JohnW Stewart of Middlebury.
Gov. Hendee is quite warmly pressed by t .
friends for the nomination. He has serve! ,
both branches of the .assembly with cred;
himaelf, and as President or the Senate ,
liberal share of the honors incident to that p
tion. He is by profession a lawyer . is st
young seas, and probably it not so lev ,-; i '
ambition as to beindinVrent as to tberewil'so'
Convention. At tbe same time, he will not. w
I am creditably informed, enter any contest f -the
nomination. While it would be gratify i:
to him to be placed in the Elective chair by '
votea of the freemen, he will withdraw his n-m
rather then urge it unduly.
And it is about the same with Mr. Converse
l While ot deans; anythiug himself to secure ta'
nominatioa. he ha personal frieavU waw an
doing what they can fur htm. The circle of tr,
I is not large, however. Mr. ' . isa'so a Uwj.-.
and has been much in public life in the Su
He ha beta repeatedly In the two Houses or
Lgitlatare, ami was for two years, at one !.-
Lieut. Governor of the State- Has character .
above reproach, and though over seventy jn-.
of age, he is bale asd hearty.
Mr. JJeeison is in the very prime of I.fe, .s
man of ability, has hail large legislative ex; -rienee,
and would make a popular Govevi
He was Attorney General fur the District .,f V
moat daring the) administration, of l'rrsKr;-.
r.ineoln and Johnson. He was a prominent nn-
j didate against Gen- Washburne last year, ar.'
, frien.ta have, tnerer ore, irii in i. n r.ti ra
i Brt claim to tne nominal ion mis year n
, , -ia (,- .,
h.m ana ne "ZtW i, t ,
his friends might ke to vote for hiu.it .s r
ST- ey wiu nave tne eaance-not . r
' KT' .- , v, r;k.- a.u has aitr
""" - - e -
ed a good d of attention ' '
, he would be the tusJidate in preferecoe , .
. .l II. ...im, mn sn. I a a cand.
' Would have as many of the elements of pt: .
' l.ritv as anv one in the State. He has lar;
f Uim s - j r ; ' , - ,
ani,h asd laree benevolence, and of hi. abui-
imce ia accustomed to devise liberally toward a
good objects. 1 rum a ri lence of twenty yenn
people of the State perhaps tnan either of the
1 r ... v ' 1 . I I V,-.. (a,.w...
in , Bjiiuruim. ne 10 juw s- -
orator, ana wiuv tuiwi-"
wunl i be a Uovernor 10 ne piwi 01- nnyo;
U his nati tfute, and ftoodsttk his natiT
town ; and now, after so micy years of b .-j
lite abroad, h cornea back like a true and loya.
son to renew tbe .associations and fneniobip n
yoath, and to make the interest- of the Sut
henceforth his own.
Mr. Miner ia another good mtn and enjoys
a large degree the respect and r1 i51
people. He has seen a god deal of public hit,
asd has, if I mistake not, served more frequent
ly in the lower branch of the Legislature thxn
any man in Vermont. He vu tnce elected to
Congress from the First District, and bis namr
has been treaaeniiy menuonesi wiuut
wiooa important offi:.s in the State
nnminaviioa for GoTernor wouU ae one
wn? He to be made
Bat it is not unlikely that the Burl-nj
Convention will pass by all these goc 1 nvn a;
nominate Mr. Stewart of Mlddlebory. He - h
gentleman vt culture, has wide acu-win'm.--fine
soctal qualities, and has been much in m
LcctsLatare. The mention of his nvae in . r -
nectiou with the GoTernorsoip is to new tL'
At any time m the past ten yearb his noa:
' tion for the orEce wuld have been rece.ve-1 w
. fiTor, tmd enthusiastically ratified bytnep-.
He would make a mo trover nor.
, it is not easy to predict who will receive ;
nomination fr Lieut. Got erncr. It wiil
somewhat upon the nomination for Gover r.
it has no; been customary to take troth nom r--from
the same sidt of the Mcuntam i-.u
Mr. Stewart be placed at th.. head of tbf titltf
Major W. Rounds of Chester. Hon. B. V. Hin
of Brattleboro' and Hon. Geo. N. LKJe tf .
hall are named for tbe second position. N t
disparge either cf these well known gentle e:z.
mention has been made of still another wh c
connection with Mr. Stewart's, would mi.e
ticket of great strength. Stewart and Bi. ' z
His belie. ed, would prove more popular. r
as candidatea and officers, than any names i
to be put forward. Both are educated men. ir
in the very prime of hfe, and could be trusv i
anywhere and on any occasion without misg.
ing. As another expressed it, " they would
make an elegant ticket the finest ever orTere-i
for Vermont snfirages.
I bear but one name mentioned for the riS e
of Treasurer, and that is that of thr present
cellent and efficient incumbent--Hon. John .
Page of this place.
tWn liafwcuv Fire.
Full particulars of the trrib'e fire in tit
woods along the banks of the Saguenay rm
have oome to hand. The fire broke out c tlie
l'th ult,, and from Mtassini to St Air .i..!,-. .
the greater part cf the habitatkns were dei-tr
ed , rendering abcut CrOO persons shelterh -s V p
are covered by the flames was about five a.-
wide by thirty-six in length, and extended fron
Lake St. John to Chieontimi, throughout which,
wxds, crops, houses and building of all korts,
wer reduced to aahes. The origin of tbe tire L
attribotabl to the fctuoiditT of certain termers
in setting fire in an extremely dry time t. the
woods in diffirrent places. The total namter ct
families who are left destitute hy this sad calam
ity is 655. Tbe fire tra felled ia a eireaitoits J:
recti on, covering over iuuntites tn sperficj.
State, saved bis family, eleven in unmber, nn a
tree tl ;atrng by the shores if the Lake, at V
Bleue. For four hours he kept dashing water jc
them, aud they frequently had to plunge iot ;
the water U. save themselves from Iruruing. Mr
Parent's laud ia cleared to the depth of near y a
mile, vet in spite uf this and although be had 3.1
meu iu bis service he could neither sve h a? ,
barns nor household effects. Job B.lodeau. :
Pointe aux Treuibles, who was ncorched by 'tt
fire, rolled for sometima in the wit pi,;-;ty, bu
as that gut dry he ran through the are to 1 wtl.
at some distance, into which be went an 1 rem ui
ed several hours while the boards cover. n,- the
well were burning over his head.
He had frequently to plunge over ha LvU
extinguish the dikes of fire failing on him. .1
sister-in-law. who is very infirm and onab.c 1
walk, dragged herself a distance of a a.le so I
half to the foot of a rock, whose snsauit w
covered with flames, and where she passed "
night with a child that accompanied her. j
rejoined her fitvtnily next morning The wiu - j
Mr. Xavier IrMbicns, who bad, been brought t. I
bed on the morning of she fire, was put iot - I
quilt with her ch:ld and carried on her bujbu. i
I shoulder into a swamp, in which she passe 1 tbt
j night It frost hard through the night, and
f is somewhat singular that she is now as we.i
' if she had remained in bed. ' Uher ev
some almost miraculous, are related. At Pen."
aux Trembles five persons lost their lives in t
flames : se Fortia and bis srvn, Nrcise M r -and
his son and Charles Lavoie. Four of tlvf
were burned in a cellar in which they bad t-2
refuge, the last nasaeii wan burned 10 a'
staote, into which be had gone to save h; h
Four children of Chartee Caaubtic, of r JiTt-fc.
received erirus bums, ana one has mnce d1
It has been aud that a whole fiuuily i misstDf
A nneaber of fasi'dies sought shelter on the lai
shre, but were orompeUed to wade :ato it trer
tbe waist, aa the fire in its ravages had burn:
everything down to tbe very edge nf the water
The Chicago Htnlinty Merivr th t a
s:Loutoasttr anst haTaemtaraKd frva Ttrraoct.
as the followisifr aaiwm to tht General Pass-a-Krr
Ajretit of tht Bosk tabsad nad weaald sstn
t . indicate :
't ruxgtox Vt lf7f the-
Mr Genl I'as. Aict
Dear sir as I was la focsa of vuu By aos &
joure Frien.1 1 tkoaxht Pliitlasfi I innrhi pi r-"
to Done yo riea aiiavor a. you art wih? ruing
Chicago Kailroad that b to Sea If i)-t I- i
abraking By tht name J J Imtfy o tar Pv'
ges train or on the Feuht ure !li 1
Home ami li- Is P!e Pu him ia the
Papers as a o-,rl ma aad Ltave a w t i"l "
Child nl If the; Is sooh a ana .I J W
P'eaa write and Let nsea now
Yoars trorr 11 Jric Vttl
Grants of I men So'dlrn.
OrncEorCena? Qi asTa-Jrs, I
Xrw Vork Citi. Jnne 1. 1S7I.
Sir : I have been i est rotted u re;iri
various newspaperj to give not! t that itfer0
tion will be receive t by this .lei. vrtment rel"''
to the graves GfUnionoBWsar I sciditrs ia"
Wst rict. with a view of ciaapilin. a swatH of
interments in each of the areil eeasattsw ia
country. Informatrsn saeuld ba seat a)
Very respectfully, your obedient !TTaat.
V7x. T. Howsil, Chief Qairterwutsr-