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SATURDAY, JULV 26th, 1807,
SPECIAL, NOTICE, from and attr Hit dale n Kit.
leriptionl fir THE PIKENIX irlll be rtethtd at a ten
rati than 1.50 ptr year. Tkote ti-so soie taktn tke
REPUBLICAN llnct the lttoJanuarj,butkai-t notpaid
for Ike lame, ulltjiid their acrounl. fir Ikat period at
THE PIIXENK Office. l.0O Mt little fir tke year
if paid immediately, otkeru-iit S2.00 will be ckarged.
Tkt lame rule ko!d$ good with tkott uko are in amort
Delegate County Convention.
The Freemen of tiro -Coonty -of Windham, with
out regard to past polltfcat differences or divisions,
who are opposed to the repeal of the Missouri Com
promise; to the poller of the present Administra
tion; to the eitcnslon of Slavery Into the Territo
ries J In favor of the admission of Kansas as a free
8tate; and of restoring the action of the Federal
Government to the principle of Washington and
Jefferson, are Invited to send Delegates to the Con
tention at Fayettvil'.e, on Wednesday the 12th day
of August, at 10 o'clock A. M., for the purpose of
dominating candidates for Senators, Assistant J ad-
ges of the' County Court, State's Attorney, Sher
iff, High Bailiff, and Judges of Probate for the
Districts of Marlboro and Westminster, and the
transaction of any other business deemed necessa
0. R. Post,
D. W, Dean,
J, L. Pierce,
F. M. Crosby,
Oeorge Perry,
July 16, 1857.
American Hones.
Within the past year we have received the
first instalment of the history of the Horse in
America, from Mr. D. C. Linsley. His ad
mirable Essay on Morgan Horses is a valuable
contribution to that section of the practical lit
erature of the country. Hut it only covers a
very limited portion of the field. The famous
dorses of this country are not unknown, per
tonally or by reputation, to those interested in
such matters, but accurate and exact data of
their pedigree, exploits and progeny, are not
within the reach of those whose inclination often
leads itieni to nuke Inquiries III that direction
It is true that most of these horses are the
descendants of English stock, yet they cannot
be reckoned as I'.nglish horses. The American
animal from his training and management is
entitled to a separate leaf in the volume of Ilia
lory. Like our institutions, he has become so
Americanitcd that he forms the type of a d is
t i nc t class, wc had almost said race. Under
these circumstances we want a work that shall
cover the whole ground and be a bonk of au
thority for r-.ference in all coming time. Such
a disideratum is about to ba supplied. Tli
Manchester, N. H. Mirror says :
"We are happy to know that Henry Wil
liam Herbert, authur of 'Frank torcstcr
Field Sports,' 'Fish and Fishing,' 'The Com
plete Manual of Ybun Sportsmen,' and divers
other works of popular interest, has undertaken
the woik, and that it is about cumpleted. It
is to be entitled, 'Frank Forester's Horse and
Horsemanship of Oie United Slates and British
Provinces oj North America.' Asa surely that
tt will be free from clap-trap, and be a nation
al work of great merit, it is enough to know
that Phillips, Samsun & Co., Publishers, Bos
ton, are the sole agents for the New England
States. It puiposes to give a sketch of the dif
ferent breeds ut horses in this country ; the lists
and pedigrees of all imported slock horses ;
pedigrees, lime, performances and peculiarities
of all the noted horses ever in America, on the
turf, track, road, or at draught ; rules ol trot
ting and running; how to breed, break, drive
and ride; how to feed, clothe and put in con
dition ; rules fur stable management and pre
serving health ; and in fact, the experience of
the past, as to the horse, condensed intu two
volumes, with the "pride and circumstance" of
the valuable ones detailed. It will make two
superb imperial octavo volumes of eleven hundred
pages, got up afier the style of that elegant
work, ' I he Republican Cuurt.' In addition
it is to he embellished with steel-engraved por
traits of Sir Archy, Black Maria, Lexington,
Lady Suffolk, Lantern, American Eclipse, Bos
ton, Whalebone, Pocahantas, Stella, Glencoe,
Fashion, Pryor, Black Hank, Flora Ttmple,
Alice Gray, and a lut more uf that class, print
ed on India paper.
The whole is to be printed on linen paper,
elegantly hound in embossed cloth, gilt extra
It is so costly a work that it will be sold only
by subscription, at ten dollars for the two vol
times. If we could not get them in any other
shape, we would not take that fur the engrav
ings aleno. Messrs. Phillips, Sampson ti Co,
inform us that thev wish agents for this town
county, and all parts of Vermont. Every sta
ble keeper, horseman, and, in f.ct, gentleman
ought to have a copy of such a work. As it
will be sold only to subscribers, and the book
will he out in the course of a month, those hav
iug an eye to a good chance, had belter apply
for an agency.
We know that Vermont men are generally
well posted on all that pertains to their own
peculiar breed of horses, and we think they
will strive to he equally well acquainted with
those uf other sections of the country. The
Morgan horses are now being crossed with other
breeds and it :s desirable that this work should
be carried on understanding and with an eye
to the best practical results. Our "Black
Hawk," "Green Mountain Morgan" and "Mor
rill" have done much to make us famous as well
as lo fill our purses. As these aicdead or re
moved beyond our limits, it is desirable to raise
tip other animals that shall perpetuate the fame
of Vermont in this department.
Trial of Reapers and Mowers.
The grand trial of agricultural implements
under the auspices nf the National Agricultu
ral Society, took place at Syracuse, N. Y
last week, A large concourse of spectators
was gathered. There were 38 entries of maw,
ers, 30 of reapers, 22 of the combined machines,
and automaton rakes, 1 hay-press, 1 hay-rake,
aud several other machines and implements-
The ceremonies were opened on Tuesday, with
a grand procession about the grounds, in which
all the mashmes were displayed. A long; ad
dress was made by President Wilder. lie
marks were then made by Gov. King of Now
xork, and Uov, Morehead of Kentucky.
The mowing machines commenced in a clo
er field, an acre being allotted lo each ma
chine. About forty-five minulcs were occupied
-on an average by the machines. The machines
were then tried in various other kinds of grass
i ne reapers were alio tried in wheat rye and
on fields. All iho machines wern tried with
dynamometer attachments which measured the
lineal and side drafts. The testa were as se
vere as could bo made fot it was desired that
me trial should in all respects be perfect
possible, and conclusive as to the merits of the
several machines. The hay.press was exhibi
ted by 14, D. Harris nf Filchburir. Mass.. and
it excited considerable attention for the rapid
ana successiui manner of lis operation.
1 he trial elnsed last week. The aub-com-
mittees are no busily employed In noting the
strength ano meehanleal finish of tha instru
ments, their quality and capacity and the man
ner In which they severally performed iheir
work. Their reports will te made and the
premiums declared at the fair of iho National
Agricultural Society in Louisville, the 1st of
Democratic Convention.
The Democratic parly of Vermont met in
Convention at Rutland, last week, andre-nom-
inalcd their ticket of last year. We presume
they were unable to find any new candidate
willing to he set up merely lor the purpose ol
being knocked down. It is a matter of so lit-
tlo interest who they do nominate that it is idle
to occupy much space in giving the details of
their proceedings, iho party is so exceeding
ly small in this State that tho canvass is nec
essarily dull and uninteresting. Like the man
who refrained from kicking at nothing "because
it wrenched him so terribly" wo shall let Ihe
subject pass quietly.
Resolutions were adopted sustaining Duchan-
an, Walker, (we believe the governor not tho
general,) and the recent decision of the United
States Supreme Court. Whenever somo ven
turesome Republican hasdouhled the infallibil
ity of that decision he has been met with the
sneering reply that he had belter not interpose
his puny opinion against one emanating from
such high legal authority. Now that the De
mocracy uf Vermont, in solemn conclave as
sembled, sustain the decision, we seem to feel
there can be no further argument on the sub
ject. It must be sound law. The convention
also resolved to go for the repeal or the present
prohibitory laws, and instructed the State Com
mittee to prepare an address for the enlight
roeut of the benighted on that subject and oth
er kindred democratic hobbies. When that
document appears it is presumed the people will
breathe easier.
We go to press one day earlier than usual this
week, because the press upon which we print Is to
be removed and another substituted Id its place.
This change Is consequent upon tho recent union of
the two papers. We hope to get everything in
complete order In season for our next week's Issue
at tho usual time.
Mail Facilities. A gentleman In this village
received a letter, on Monday, from a correspondent
In Shelburne Falls, which letter was mailed in the
latter place the 20th of January. The distance
between the two villages Is about twenty miles and
the letter was six months lit making Its passage.
This beats the telegraph "all hollow."
Thunder Sronu. On Monday last a smart
shower fell in this village and vicinity, accompa
nied by hall, thunder and lightning. The electric
fluid was peculiarly active. It atruck an elm tree
in the meadow near the James Frost house, doing
no other damage than the removal of a strip of the
wood and bark About the same time the "Slkcs'
bouse" in Guilford was struck. The chimney was
shattered and the inmates aroused, but wc do not
learn that any other damage was done.
"Every Dog has his Day," says the old proverb,
but they all claim several days beginning with this
Saturday. While the "dog-star rageth" It becom
eth all those of the genus homo to keep as quiet
and as cool as the weather and other circumstances
will admit.
News, Notes, and Varieties.
We are not disposed to say aught that would In
jure the reputation of our usually quiet village, but
occasionally an incidrnt occurs which should meet
with its Just rebuke. Such an Instance occurred a
few nights since, when the fences of Mr. Alanson
Nye were torn down and thrown Into the river, and
his crops pulled up and otherwise Injured, by a
band of midnight brawlers. Such proceedings can
find no Justification under whatever pretense, and
the perpetrators of tt would find more fit associates
within tho walls of the Stato Prison. ll'altAman.
Montpelicr claims to bo the capital of the Stato;
what marvel then that she should, to some extent,
seek to rival the capitals and leading cities of other
The Delegates elected to the Minnesota Con
stitutional Convention, assembled at St. Paulson
Monday of this week. Upon counting noses
it was found that the Republicans had a hand
some tnsjorily in the Conventon and would of
course be able to cnntiol its organization. As
no hour had been prescribed by the enabling
act for tho organisation of the body the Repub
licans and Democrats agreed upon Ihe hour nf
twelve o'clock, M. The contention met at the
aiqiuiuteJ lnmr, and was duly urgdiiiz.cd liy the
election of Hon. St. A. D. Dalcnmbeas Presi
dent. Tho Democrats then seceded and or
ganized by themselves. The Republicans hav
ing a quorum of tho whole body proceeded to
business, while their opponents maintain their
separate organization but du nothing.
Our democratic friends are great sticklers for
law and court decisions when the statutes and
the courts act in subserviency to their wishes.
They go the entire animal in the Dred Scott
ease, regarding Taney's dicta as their Delphian
oracle ; but when Mayor Wood is defeated in
New York, and their well laid schemes for con
trolling the oiganic law of a new territory fall
through they defy laws, constitutions and courts.
Modern, or Sham Democracy is a jewel of an
institution. It can be made to subserve any
purpose except justice.
Dccklry's Opkba Troupe. The Concerts given
by this talented company, on Thursday and Friday
evenings, were well received by good audiences.
The violin solos by Frederick Duckley, especially
the "Dream," won merited honors, and were much
applauded, notwithstanding a few with ears more ex
tensive than musical, thought there was not much
"fiddling" In the performance.
New Patent. Riley Tlurditt of this village and
D. I.. Sprngue of Townshend, have received letters
patent for an Important invention connected with
melodcons. By uniting strings with the reeds In
their "Harp Attachment" the combined effect of
Piancs with the -Eolian attachment is produced on
a much cheaper scale.
Liqcob FnosrxirnoNS. We learn from the Hel
lows Falls papers that the hotel-keepers in that
village have been prosecuted again for selling li
quor. The Argut complains that only Democrats
have been summoned as witnesses, and expresses
the opinion that they are not sinners obovealloth-ers.
The AtiousT Elections. During the first
week in August the annual elections will lake onymous communications.
place in six of the Stales, as follows :
Killed bt Liuiitmnu. Hollis Dates of Oilsum,
was killed by lightning while at work for Mr.
Kingsbury of Walpole, on Monday. His compan
ion was also struck but is now recovering.
The Liqcor Law is to be made the democratic
hobby in this county this year. That party has
committed itself in favor of repeal, and will prob
ably make that the rallying cry In the canvass.
Wc presume that it is for this reason that the Ar
gut has been "pitching Into" Commissioner Fisher,
as well as Into prominent citlicns of Bellows Falls,
"A Looked O.v," as well as many other persons'
seem to have forgotten our rule not to publish un
it is not always neces-
Alabama, - - August 3
Kentucky, - " a
Missouri, ' 3
Texas, - - August 3
North Carolina, " 6
Tennessee, - " 0
Alabama is to choose Slate officers and seven
members uf Congress : Texas, Stale officers and
two members of Congress ; Tennessee, a Gov
ernor and ten members ; Kentucky, a Slate
Tieasmter and ten members ; North Carolina.
eight members ; and Missouri, a Governor, to
snry that the name of the writer should appear In
connection with his contributions, but It is neces
sary that all statements should have some respon
sible author.
Sand's Nathans k Co's. Circus, on Saturday,
drew a very full house considering the busy season
of the year. Their performing elephants attracted
great attention, and their performances excited
much wonder. It is almost impossible to conceive
to fill the vacancy occasioned by the resignation how animals can be trained to such wonderful
of rrusten Polk, who was elected to (he Unit- feats.
ed States Senate, and a member of Congress in
the third district, in place of Jimes S. Green,
who was elected to the vacant seat of Missouri
in the United Slates Senate.
Death or a Vf.teiian Printer. Richard
Academical. The season is approaching when
parents and guardians will select institutions of a
grade higher than our public schools, at which to
place their children and wards. From the an
nouncements made elsewhere in this paper, we
llnyision, eunor ami publisher ol the .former s .n ,iat commendable efforts are being made to
L-owiti ai jvmnerst, i. ji ror more man nan meet thc ging demands of the times.
The academies in this county are of a character
a century, died on Sunday evening last, aged
75. Mr. Iioylston was a native of Springfield,
Mass. Ho learned his trade in the old Colum
bian Sentinel office at Boston, when that paper
was under tho management of Benjamin Rus
sell. For more than fifty years he had pub
lished a paper at Amherst with the name giv
en above. During all this period 1 lie general
arrangement of Us matter had come to bo "house
hold words" to a great many families. A host
that should inspire thc confidence of our citisens.
They stand deservedly high In the estimation of
those best acquainted with their merits. At Brat
tleboro, Townshend, Westminster, and Saxtoo'a
River, are seminaries that attract large cumbers of
those seeking an academical education. We be
lieve them all to be Institutions of a high order.
Chester Academy, although out of the county,
of printers weio educated under the care of sttuaiea as w convene many or our alliens.
Father Bovlston." one of whom was a eler- " P18"8 mt0 ,n0 nanaa "tone, A. .M.,
gyman in this village for man- years, and most """"ra- Of his qualifications, Rev. C. B. Drake
of whom have distinguished themselves in their of Roviorj. snys: "I need say nothing of Mr.
various walks of life. By industry and frugal- otone 10 IUMe v,'" know mm 6ul 1 """i ,,,e
ity he amassed a handsome competence, while lowing for any to whom he may be a stranger.
he leaves a noble charaelcr as a rich leeacv to f'or "onlc 'ear previous to coming to this State, he
. . - . - . tt 1 , , . , i, i r nn l-.,;,,i-M , r ..
his tamily and Iriends. ' "V "
dpnnrlinonL Willi a Xfirtm ntinitipr nf tAtiiilinra Ilia
"Whoppers !" The Bellows Falls Iruj immediate predecessor was State superintendent of
says that an egg has been left at that office
that is truly a whopper." It is doubtful if
this is Ihe first or biggest "whopper" tlut has
been laid on that editor's table. The beauty
of the thing is that all the incubation in Iho
world will not hatch them.
Organize. Let thc Democracy of cverv town
sec that steps are at or.ee taken for a thorough or
ganisation in their respective towns. In this way
uiuuit guuu umy ue accompusncu. -Trgui,
Yes; and with very little exertion.
schools. The president of the corporation of the
institution wrote thus when .Mr. stone resigned,
thestateof his health requiring a change of climate:
lie has been thorough as an instructor, wise in
government and discipline, and his school has In
creased in scholars and reputation. Mr. Stone
leaves here with the good will of this community,
having won a very houorable reputation for ability
and faithfulness."
Troubles in Kansas.
Washington, July 18.
The President received a telfcrnnhie dispatch
this morning, dated at Leavenworth yesterday,
from Governor Walker, stating that a serious
insurrection liau oroken out at Lawrence, and
A Slv Did. The Trumpet, one of the Uni
versal st papers of Boston, lately entered upon
a new volume, whereupon tho Freeman, its eo- that he had called out the United Stales troops
laborer in the same field, paid it a handsome l suppress ll. a lie uovernor started im
compliment, as in dutv bound. Theli.t T,,,. mediately for Lawrence. The cause of tl
pet copies this notice, and appends to it the fol. iliuo originated from opposition to some of the
lowing pithy acknowledgment, tho italics being territorial laws, probably the tax law. The re-
ours : ceipt ol tins news caused sumo little excitement
'This is very sweet. We urizo Br. Cobb's ,n ce'tain quarters,
friendship much. We want it not only in the .
columns of the Freeman, but wo want it every- "
.i..,. -ii .1... .r i, , ' nronu
where, all the time, especiallu when he calls nn
on our subscribers. We want a pure. deep.
neariieii incnusnip.
The Cabinet were in resslon until n late hour
vcniug, anil I doubt not this subject was
prominently before them.
tT. LOUIS, July 17.
The Democrat has advices from Kansas, sta
ting that Governor Walker has issued a procla
mation, declaring the laws must be enforced.
censuring the citizens of Lawrence, and warn-
Massachusetts. An extra session nf the
Massachusetts Legislature is now being held in ing them not to organizo under the Topo'ia Con
Boston, fur the purpose of apportioning the stilulion.
State into 40 senatorial districts, and of ascer- Kumor sajb that 700 troops arc summoned to
taininc how manv nfihnQtn nnrA.M,i;.. inarch against Lawrence, and that it is the desian
should bo assigned to each county. The basis ?f T""1". t0"lln ,he ?.rray in KaRsas. and o
of both ol these division, is the number of l "" "'u Lotits. July 18.
ga. .oiers. Worcester and riymoulli eoun. Gov. Walker's proclamation lo the people of
ties each gavo a senator while Suffolk and Lawrence is received here. Its issuo arow nut
Barnstable each lose uno, Tho Huuse will I of tho fact that a Committee acting in behalf of
probably be apportioned os follows: the citizens of Lawrence, had framed for sub-
Suffolk, 'IS representatives; Essex, 32; Middle-1 mission to the popular vote a city charter differ
ecx,3'J; Worcester,33; Hampshire,8; Hampden, ing essentially fiom that granted by tho terrtto
12; Franklin, 8; Berkshire, 11; Norfolk, (except-1 rial legislatun-, thereby bidd ng defiance to the
IngCobassct.) 20; Bristol, 20; Plymouth, (lnclu-1 territorial government. The action of tho com-
ding Cohasset.) 17; Barnstable, 0; Dukes county, mittcc, Gov, Walker pronounced to be treason.
1; Nantucket, 'A ble, and ho has ordered a body of troops to
The County Commissioners divide the coun- iho vicinity of Lawrence, in order to prevent
tics into suitable districts, no one of which further proceedings in the premises, and to en-
shall be entitled to more than three rcprrscu- for -e the law. The statement that it is Walker's
latives. Town and ward lines are to be re- ""'B" through this movement to keep in Knit-
Death y Lightning. The house of Exra
Taft in Uxbridge Mass. was struck by lightning
nn T..-..1... ip i ,n ,, ii:jiiiir iimij guile iv c, iiirevung uen.
on Tuesday, and his daughter, 10 years old, was Hurney to throw the enliro Utah expeditionary
"i. mi iimuuiiy injuicu, iiui was i lorco upon ivansas, )i necessary to rjuet! the in
expected to recover. I suneclion, and preserve order.
sas Ihe troops designed for Utah, as a pretext
for the administration to back out of the Utah
expedition, is mero supposition.
Wasiiinoton. Jnlv 18.
Despatches have gone West, directing Gen
A great hall storm passed over Central Vermont
Wednesday afternoon of last week, through the
towns of Roxbury, Northfield, and Wllliamstown,
and other towns In Washington County. Halt
stones fell, measuring three Inches in diameter,
completely covering the ground, cutting up the
grain, ruining gardens and breaking a great deal
of glass.
A. D. Hagcr, Esq , Assistant State Geologist, and
Mr. Hitchcock, son of Prof Hitchcock, of Amherst,
were In Vergenncs two weeks since. They had
been taking a survey of Snake Mountain. Mr. II.
divided the Stale luto. six sections In his surveys
and he has now commenced work on the last sec
tion. He says the vertebra of Vermont is "all
right." He has crossed It fire times recently and
can answer fur its solidity from personal observa
The Republicans of Chittenden County met at
Essex Junction , last week, and nominated a County
ticket as follows ; Senators, Martin Wires, Francis
Wilson, Lucius E. Chittenden; Assistant Judges,
Stephen Saylcs, I). II. Onion; Judge of Probate,
W. II. French; States Attorney, Eliiur R. Hurd ;
Sheriff. N. B. Flanagan. Hon. Levi Underwood
declined a re-nomlnatlon as Senator on account of
private business.
Jean Petit, a French lad about; seven year old,
was drowned in thc Wluooskl, near the Railroad
bridge in Burlington, last week.
Business in Caledonia County must be exceed
ingly dull. Since the cessation of liquor prosecu
tions the local department of the Caledonian has
lost much of its spirit and unction. Last week that
Journal came to us with an entirely blank Inside,
symbolical of the dullness of the place we presume.
Wc regret this decline for we have usually read
the Caledonian with a good deal of interest. When
the railroad is opened to Canada we shall look for
a revival.
An ox belonging to Alanson Hibbard of Rowe,
Mas-., was killed by lightning on Tuesday. lie
was yoked and hitched to a plow, with which a
person was plowing potatoes at the time the ox was
struck. The person holding the plow was not In
"Well, my lad, where are you travelling this
stormy weather, alone !" oslcd an Inquisitive
landlord In the north of Vermont, during the last
war, of a small lad, whose father was engaged In
smuggling, and had sent him as young as he was
with an important message in adiance of the party.
"Going to draw my pension," was the reply.
"Your pension ?" e:hoed the landlord, "what does
so small a boy as you draw a pension for!" "Mind
ing my own business, and letting that of other peo
ple alone." The landlord sloped.
F. M. Trisbon, a native of Barnard, was thrown
from a wagon on the 24th ult., while returning
from Dixon to Grande de Tour, III., rupturing a
blood vessel, and died during the night. He was
married inly three months pretious.
An English paper gives an account of a tea party
of sixty old women, who were the mothers of eight
hundred and sixty-nine children! Tbey must
nave nail mnnrO.itig iu talk about at that tea party,
we should think.
The house of Frederick A. Adams, at Shelburne
Fulls Mass., was burnt on Wednesday. Insured
for $100.
Douglas Jerrold's definition of Dogmatism can
not be beat. He called it "Puppyism come to ma
turity." The Deseret -Vrtri, Brigham Young's organ, is
highly gratified with the decision in Ihe Dred Scott
cose, and argues that the application of the same
principles to the "peculiar Institution" of Utah
will secure that territory in the full and free exer
cise of the Mormon faith.
The state house for South Carolina, commenced
at Columbia, 1b to be cf pure white marble, and to
cost two millions of dollars.
Hon. Charles Sumner, who is now in London,
continues to improve in health. He recently dined
by Invitation with the Benches of the Inner Tem
ple the first time such courtesy was ever extend
ed to stranger.
Mr Daniel Frost cut off one of his heels by step
ping on a scythe he had been mowing with in Qor-
ham, Maine
A man, on Friday last, in St. Louis, was fined
$50 for using obscene language on the street, while
ladies were passing. All vulgarity and profanity
In the public streets should be punished in the same
Teacher : "How many kinds of axes arc there!"
Boy: "Broad axe. narrow axe, post axe, axe of the
Apostles, and axe my pa!" Teacher: "Good!
go to the head of your class !"
"John, how does the thermometer stand!"
"Against the wall, dad." "I mean how is the
mercury!" "Guess It's pretty well; It hasn't
complained lately." "You little rascal, lilt cold
er than yesterday !" "I really don't know, dad,
but I'll go out and feel.
An old lady in Pennsylvania hod a great aver
sion to rye, and never could eat it in any form.
"Till of late," said she, "they bad got to making
it into whiskey, and I find I can, now and then,
worry down a little."
The New Orleans Delia learns by private letters
that the notorious Captain and coward, Col. Titus,
who in addition to his ruffianly acts in Kansas, de
serted to the enemy in Nicaragua, Is again going
to Kansas. He complains bitterly of the injustice
done him by Ntcaraguan correspondents, and de
clares hia Intention to make good his reputation if
occasion arises in that territory. "The Northern
abolition papers," he says, "will have eneugb to
do to keep track of me." It is quite likely that
such will be the case, as the Col. has a propensity
for running away.
We learn from the Bradford Telegraph that a
severe storm In the shape of thunder and lightning,
hall, wind, and rain, passed over that town on
Sunday evening last, by which barns and sheds
were unroofed, trees uprooted and fences demolish
ed. Some of the hall-stoues that fell were of the
size of a robins egg, and weighed two ounces apiece.
Much damage was done to the crops.
Harvey N. Stiles, the young man whom we no
ticed last week as having been convicted at the late
term of Orleans County Court, for an attempt to
poison a Mr Falrbrother, of Albany, has been sen
tenced to the State's Prison for seven years.
In the Orange County Court an Interesting case
was lately tried It was an action based upon the
statute of 18S3, prohibiting nuisances by placing
dead animal substances on premises near one's
dwelling-house. It seems that the women-folks of
two neighboring families made up faees at each
other, and finally resorted to the expedient of
throwing disappointed eggs. The chief point In
the ease was a demurrer to that portion of the com
plaint which set up those eggs as animal substan
previous condition of said eggs, their Impregnation,
4o. The demurrer was sustained by the Court, as
it was not shown by government that thc egg ever
contained the germ cf animal life.
An application will be madoto the next Legisla
ture for the removal of tho shire of Orange Coun
ty from Chelsea, and the creation of two half-shlres,
one at Bradford and tho other at West Randolph.
Two men were killed by lightning, al the Flume
House, White Mountains, on Saturday. The elec
tric fluid struck a flag staff on thc top of thc house
and pasted down through, killing Mr. Blandon.of
Bethlehem, N. If., who was clerk of the house and
Mr. W. II. Smith, of Cambridge, Mass., and of the
firm Wright, Davis Si Co., of Boston. Mr. Blan
don was standing at thc desk with one shoulder
against tho wall, which received tie fatal tlulii; It
passed through his body and out at bis foot. He
died Instantly. Mr. Smith was sitting upon the
portico, leaning back against the outside blinds or
a window. The lightning passed down the tiell
wlres to the window, and struck Mr. S. on the back
of his head, making a hole through his hat and
skull. After the shock had passed he was still sit
ting in his chair, and apparently watching the
clouds with his eyes half closed, but those who
looked upon them knew that death was there. All
attempts to restore him were In vain. The only
marks about blm were the hole in the head and
tome discoloration of the abdomen. He was about
80 years of age. Several other persons were stun
ned and more or less Injured.
Rev. Henry Ward Betchcr Is to deliver the ded
icatory address at the Springfield Horse Show, on
the 28th of September. We presume he will be
entered In the class otfatt nasi. We believe the
exhibition is to be opened with prayer by a Doctor
of Divinity, which will go far with some to remove
the ifn of trotting horses on a course.
A man at St. Johnsbury has had to pay eighty-
fivedollars damages for injuries received by a young
lady, who was thrown from her wagon in conse
quence of her horse being frightened by a savage
dog which belonged to the defendant.
"Tommy, my son, what are you going to do with
that club!" "Send It to the editor, of course.'
"But what are you going to send It to the editor
for I" " 'Cause he says If anybody will send him
a club he will send them a copy of his paper."
The mother came near filming, but retained con
sciousness to ask: "But, Tommy, what do you
think he wants with a club!" "Well, I don
know," replied the hopeful urchin, "unless it
to knock down subscribers who won't pay for the!
A young man went out hunting for deer In the
woods near Lamark, C. W recently, and, as an
experiment, ho dressed himself In deerskin and
took a stand where those animals were known to
pass quite often. While thus intent upon securing
some game, anrthcr hunter came nnr making
game of him. Happening to see what he suppos
ed to be a fine deer through the thicket, the new
comer took deliberate aim at it and fired. Fortu
nately the ball missed the counterfeit deer but it
succeeded in "frightening him out of bis skin."
An itinerant liquor peddler was arrested In Bran
don on Sunday of last week, and sentenced to pay
fines and costs, amounting to $48, &i, besides los
ing 25 gallons of liquor.
The Corresponding Secretary of the American
Tract Society, at Cincinnati, has offered premium
of $100 for the best essay of not less than 120
pages, on the question, "Should Christians wear
II e hare good reason to teliere, that in nine
cacs out of ten, coughs, colds, and all bronchial
irritations, htweier severe, may be cured by the
use of Wistar's Balsam of Wild Cherry. A single
trUl will prcv tkt.
majority, by legal Toting, to acquire preponder
ance in the government, that liberty may bo se
cured to all, and tho country thereby bo saved
forever, is denounced as a traitor I One of tho
writers who has attacked me in support of Mr.
Mason, savst "A bruiser who should kick hit
antagonist, or strike him when down, or attempt
to gouge him, would be mobbed tin tho spot by
iho ruffians of tho ring.' This is precisely what
Brooks diil to Mr. Sumner, and which .Senator
Mason approved in a deliberate letter. If this
man saw fit to show himsellat Bunker Hill, he
should have been treated with austere decorum,
lln rorLivcd much more. How would Mr. Gar
rison have fared nt a public celebration in Rich
mond? Mr. Mason, judging from his antece
dents, would have headed tho mot. The one
is not more luenmicu wim nuiunin i nnain-.o...
for Freedom, than the other is with Southern
fanaticism for Slavery.
During the very time when, in nm raneun
Hall, Charles L. Woodbury, United States Dis
trict Attorney, was saying: 'if we are true to
ourselves, and true to the principles of the Con
stitution, this Union will dely all monarens, an
tyrants, and all bayonets,' and wasgrocled with
vehement applause during tho very time when
Charles A. Phelps, Speakcrol the 1 louse ot uep-
rn,r.ni.nit.. a tor iivmnino tne uicnucn glories
of Saratoga and of King's Mountain, of Bunker
Hill and of 'iorktown,' and afcr alluding in
complimentary terms lo 'that distinguished son
of Viniinia,' Senator Mason, 'who very proper
ly reminded us thy other day at uuiiner mil,
etc., was declaiming: 'The lesson which come
in fierv vi.ll.-vs from Bunker Hill lo kings and
cabinets, and principalities and powers, is, that
they must not dare to oulrago Ihe sentiments of
a free people' at that very time, America was
holdin" over three millions of people in thc cru
dest bondage knowr on earth. Aye, more than
that. While the above words were pronounced
to yells of tunultuous applause, three fugitive
slaves who had fled to Nashville, Illinois, and
had been pursued thither in the strength of the
Bill which 'that distinguished son or Virginia'
deviled, were seixed, and one of them, in the
unirlt of Putrirk Hcnrv. resolved on liberty or
death, and resisting capture, was shot dead.
This was the accompaniment to our bells and
f-nnnnn : ibis iho echo of aaonv. crime, and hor
ror, which made response lo the sentiment of
Faneuil Hall on the eighty-first anniversary of
the L'lorious independence of the United Slates
of America I should have scorned myself for
ever after, had I sufTered Ihe opportunity of that
day to pass without an uncompromising protest
loth against Ihe Slave Power of the South and
its tlunkcjs in the North. If this be 'treason,'
'vulgarity, 'bad taste, or malignant auuse, ici
thc most be made of it. Some persons seom in
capable of dix-riminating patriotic ardor from
prtian zeal the eager attempt lo comiass a
selfish end from Ihe disinterested fulfilment of
duty generous indignation fiom poisonous hate.
The altacts of such are harmless, and their own
punishment is in lliem. Those persons who lake
ewty hearty word against corruption, dema
gogues and slavery, or in behalf of puttty, prin
ciple and freedom as a personal in'ult, and the
speaker of it as a pers -nal enemy, are surely as
much to oe pitied as mey ate 10 oe uespueu.
Circuit Court Massachusetts District.
Selden F While vs. t ermonf and Massachu
setts It. U, Co. This is an action of debt upon
several martgagc bonds amounting to the sum of
$5000 issued by tho defendants.
The bonds were issued in July, 1819, and
were payable July 1, 18.15. and wete issued
originally to a citizen of Massachusetts, and
camo to the hands of the plaintiff by various
intermediate transfers, and when isued no per
son was named as payee therein, nor did they
contain any words ol negotiability. The plain
tiff who is a citizen of Keene, in the Stale of
new Hampshire, inseneu tusown name therein
and also the words "or order," without the a!
sent or knowle Igeof the defendants, andbiought
Tho defendants objected to the jurisdiction
of the Court, and also that there had been a ma
terial alteration of the bonds by the plaintiff
since they were issued, andthatthey werethen
fore void.
Curjis, J. This is an action of debt founded
on obligations of the defendants under their
corporate seal, brought by '1' plaintiff, a citizen
of the Slate of New Hampshire, against a cor
poration created by and having its place of bus
iness in the State of Massachuetts.
It appears by the agreed statement of facts,
that these instruments were Originally issued to
ami neia ny citizens ot .Massachusetts. Under
the eleventh section of tho judiciary act this
Court has not jurisdiction unleti they were pay
able to bower. They are declared upon and
are now filled up as payable to order and not
to bearer. If it be admitted that the nlaimifT
hid the option to treat them as payable either
to order or bearer, upon which I give no opinion,
he has elected the former. After this I cannot
pronounce them as payable to bearer.
There is another view of the facts which is
also decisive on the question of jurisdiction.
It is agreed that these instruments were is
sued with the place fur thc name of the payee
in blink, and that in point ol fact they passed
from hand lo hand by sale and delivery. At
the common law ihey weru not negotiable, be
ing writings obligatory under the seal ot the
A Statute of Massachusetts passed March 30,
1852 (St. I8J2, chsp. 70) provides that bonds
and other obligations under seal purporting to
be payable to bearer, or to somo person designat
ed or bearer, or payable lo order which have
been or herealter shall be issued by any corpo
ration or Joint Stock Company are made assign
able in the same manner and to Ihe same extent
promisory notes were then negotiable.
These bonds bear date some yeats b-fire this
statute was passed. It does nolappear that the
first taker sold and delivered them after the stat
ute went into operation, consequently it does
not appear their legal title was capable of pass
ing by delivery and did so pass from the first
laker. If not, this is a suit to recover the con
tents of a chose in action in favor of an assignee
and within the prohibition of the eleventh sec
tion of thc Judiciary Act. Where promises are
made to bearer, and such promises in point of
law enure directly lo the bearer and he is capa
ble of sustaining an action in his own name as
promises, it has been held he is not an assignee
within the meaning of the eleventh section of
the Judiciary Act, but if these bonds were is
sued to and transferred by the first taker and
A South Caiiomsa Fouktii ok Jvlv.
1 be citizens of Charleston. S. C. celebrated the
fourth in what thev call a "national and patriot-1 before the date of the act, and were valid
promises to mm ttiey were not men legally ne
gotiable by delivery, and if made so after they
?Ir. AIkoi'n Oration.
The Hev. Mr. Aloku of Boston, to who
Fourth of July oration we alluded last week,
has published a spirited defence of it, in which
he carries the war into Africa. The spirit of
tlunkcyism which pervades the "eminent respec
tability" oflt.uton, is most thoroughly rebuked.
There are thoo even at this dar in the free
States who are willing to do homage lo the slave
power, and it is not unlikely that it will be ninny
years before thc doughfaces will become exter
minated. Amid all this servility it is truly re
freshing to read the words of one who has not
iho fear of Slavery before his eyes, and we
therefore give iho following extract from Mr.
Alger's pamphlet:
It is easy, on the Fourth of July, to indulge in
boastful generalities which have been in all
men's mouths, and to please the majority with
selfish flatteries which need no thought and no
courage ; but it is nobler to grapple with the
subjects belonging to the occasion, and to utter
the convictons which are the result of indepen
dent reflection. Tha only defence of my Ora
tion which respectable minds will ask, is, that in
the spirit of the day, in full harmony with the
memories of Ihe Revolution, aud the genuine
principles of tho Republic-, 1 expressed those
views which, as a Christian and a patiiot, I be
lieved to be true and neeolul tor Ihe country, and
which I felt bound in lionot to express. That
is defence enough.
I hate been abused, repeatedly and foully, for
calling 'men who stand high iu the community'
flunkeys. It is a falsehood, a mean attempt to
awaken preiudice and fasten odium. The wri
ter who speaks of my nngentlcmanly slander of
Air. t inllimp, ought lo tx! ashamed or so ilisin
genuous an attempt In turn the popularity of a
favorite name into distrust and haired against
me. He is welcome to the liouor of it. How
ever richlyla large numlier of 'men who stand
high in the community icwrretlio eptlhci, flun
key, for their cowardly silence a.-d contemptible
servility before tho Slave Power of (he South, I
have not applied it. I did characterize the act
of introducing James M. Mason to a Massachu
setts audience nn Ilunkei Hill, under the cir
cumstances, and in the pecidiar manncrin which
it was done, as an net of 'i-oinplitnentary flun-
keyism.' And I deliberately maintain that the
phrase fitly characterizes the act. I thought the
words ought to be used, t hey were used, and
they will stand. Look at the facts. This slave
holder has grossly insulted our Congressional
delegation !n private and in public, carrying bis
insults so far, on nt least one occasion, that our
distinguished senator, wnose loroearanco is
great, was forced openly lo rebuke his 'planta
tion manners;' he has deliberately belied and
insulted the whole body of New England cler
gy, adding that any sort of conocction with them
would 'contaminate' the clergy of the South ; he
wrote a letter of admiration and love lo the
Brooks Festival,' tha ovation given to that saint
and hero of Sjutli Crrolina.ni. his triumphal re
turn frum anaitempt to nuirder an unarmed and
defenceless Senator in lite national i-apito).
Thin man, the open approver of tmo who pro
posed lh.it the South should march to Washing
inn with An nrinv. ficizri thn pxpeiitivc vnu-
and rule the country henceforth finds honora
ble gentlemen who are 'proud' to introduce him
where lie ought to have been ashamed lo come
to introduce him with gratuitous politeness,
and with deferential compliments, both to him
and lo the State which he represented a Slate
particularly celebrated now lor four things, ru
ins, bankruptcy, arrocance and slavo-breedinrr
And he, to show hiseenscof propriety and good
tate, proceeded to give Massachusetts the most
cxquKilc insult she ever received, tellino her. In
almost so many plain words, n-it to send to Con
gress any mote such Senators as Charles Sum
ner, but to send men' who would submit to tho
dictation of laveholdersl It icas an act of 'com
plimentary fluukeyism,' and ought to be so styl
ed. Is a Southern disunionist, who recommends
a miserable minority by furco to rend the coun
tiy, that Slavery may bo preserved, to be ban
qtieted and applauded by tho aristocrats of the
te manner. J lie orations, songs, sticechcs and
toals may all be briefly comprehended thus,
"Great are niggers; great are we that live on
niggers, and death to all that doubt it-" We
give a few of the toasU that were most enthusi
astically received,
A Southern confederacy: The time has come
when the south must look to herself. May she
break loose all ties with yankeedom, and form her
self a slateholding confederacy.
The hemp crops of Kansas ought to be applied
in a domestic way, to hang free state agitators in
the territory.
The know nothing abolitionists of the north, such
as Mrs. Stowe, Horace Greeley, and others: Per
fect martyrs of old satan ; from such, good Lord,
deliver us.
Butler and Brooks, our departed statesmen:
While their bodies lie mouldering in the grave,
017 their immortal conduct be a beacon light to
guide us into the barber of safety, where no jars or
isuis trouble or molest us.
Gen. Bonham, successor of Brooks: Able to lash
with tongue and hand, may he keep in mind the
achievement of bis predecessor, and, when argu
ment fails, wipe out every stain attempted to be
thrown upon the people or institutions of the south
by the magic aid of a cowhide.
To the orator of the day: Though young and in
bloom, we hope that a few years will bring him to
a state of maturity, that be may be able to cane
Sumner, standing, sitting or lying.
Northern men with southern principles we meet
as friends; but the abolitionists we salute with a
good coat of the inside of a pine and the outside of
a goose with a lighted lucifer match stuck to it.
were originally issued and negotiated by the
first taker thc holder would in my opinion be an
assignee within the meaning of that section.
He would lie an owner of a promise originally
made to another, and which that other alone
could enforce at law until by a subsequent pro
vission of law authority was given to such holder
to negotiate obligation and to sue on it- in his
own name. For these reasons I am of the opin
ion the suit must lie dismissed for want of juris
diction. H. M. and II. G. Parker fortheplain
tifl's; Henry C. Hulchins for the defendants.
Boston Daily Advertiser.
Rnri'DLicAN Convention- is a Slave
StaTk. On Wednesday of week before last,
a Republican convention was held al Newport,
Ky., fur the purpose of nominating a candidate
for Congress. The meeting was presided over
by Mr. C. G. Payne of Cov ington. A. J. Payne
was nominated for I he State Senate, and B. F.
Sanfard for Congress. A series of resolutions
were unanimously adopted, expressing regret at
the distance of slavery in Kentucky, api roving
tho principles of "the great American Republi
can party, namely non-interference on the part
of Congress or the freo States in regard to sla
very in the sovereign States where it now exists,
and non-extension ol slavery over territory now
free;" declaring sovereignty to be inherent in
the people and not in property ; and including
also ihe following :
"Resolved, That it Is to the paramount Interest
of Kentucky, if she would keep pace with the
growth and onward career of her sister States of
the West, to foster and encourage Tree white laoor,
and that all her white citisens should be free men,
Tree to think, Jrtt to tpeaH ai;d J ret to vote.
A Monuos Eldeh. "Elder William Walk
er" who appeared at Holyoko on the fouith of
July in Indian costume and afterwards did not
baptise the Holyoke girls, if a letter in the Mir
ror is to be believed, is rather a singular genius,
his principal peculiarities being his faith, which
he preaches constantly wherever he may be, and
at Greenfield on the Sabbath ; a remarkably
-urly "head of hair," and a fund of tough anec
dotes of bis own prowess and hair breadth es
capes, which can be re-lied on, whenever they
Tl . T. l- L t . L
are repcaieu. tic is an r.ngiisumac Dy otrtn,
and a grinder by trade, and works for Lamson,
(joodnow & i.o., at on luurne rails. lie came
to this country some years since, bringing an
tnglisti wile with Inru, whom ho took to Utah,
where she died. He had previously worked for
J. Kusrell & Co. at Greenfield. In Utah he lost
what little property he had, and after according
to his own account having acted as guide across
the plains for some time, he returned East, and'
arrived in New York penniless. Here he was
furnished with money to take him to Greenfield
where be again went to work at the ureen ttiver
orks. lie af terwards married one of his Yan
kee converts, for William is a very zealous elder,
and after a time went to Shelburne Falls.. He
has now almost entirely given up labor.his means-
of subsistence being the fees, &c that he receives
Irom believers, lie already has quite a churcn.
al Greenfield with branches in other towns, his
great forte lying it is said, smongst the Scotch
girls, many of whom in various of tho factory
towns nave joined his churcn.
Hymns and Gkocfkies. Tho chorister of
a cliuich nut many miles from Springfield, a fe
Sundays since, handed a slip of paper upo.i
which was written the list of hymns which he
intended to sine, al tho morning service, to a
worthy member of the church, requesting him
to hand it to the minister, as is customary, for
his guidance in arranging the exercises. The
minister ascended the pulpit stairs, memorandum
in hand, and after seating himself looked to see
what hymns to select, and was somewhat astnnisn
ed tu read, instead of thc usual directions "Six
teen feet of four inch belling," "twelve pounds
of sunar." "fishinc tackle," tie., &e. The wor
thy member who handed him the paper, came to
Springfield the next morning, lo mate some few
purchases and upon refreshing his memory from
a memorandum of what he wanted, which he
carried in his pocket, was not a little surprised
to rind that his memorandum sheet only called
for a few hymns which he didn't find very plen
ty at the stores. He is n very good natured man,
and made it all right the first timo he saw tho
minister. Sirinfield Jlepublican.
Vermont Democratic Contentiox.
Rutland, July 16. The Democratic State Con
vention, at this place to-day, was fully attended,
every county in the State being represented, and
at least 400 were ptvsent. Hun. J. P. Kidder,
of West Randolph, Prcsideat; Hon. H. Need
ham asd ICS. Brigham, Vice Presidents; and.
Fred. A. Aiken, Stcrctary.
The following nominations were made :
For Governor, Hon. Henry Keyes, of New
bury. For Lieut. Governor, Willis Lyman, of Bur
lington. For Treasurer, Hon. J. T. Thurston, of Mont
pelier. Resolutions were passed, fully endorsing the
policy of the administration of James Buchanan
and Gov. Walker,and sustaining the recent de
cision of the Supreme Court. Also resotulions
of confidence in the nominations made, and in
reference to the death of Hun. Wm L. Marcy ;
fur the repeal of the present prohibitory laws ;
and instructing the state committee to prepare
an address to the people of Vermont.
ces. Learned arguments wire mad ninths to the country, while a Northern msn, who wishes the
In the good old town of Milfotd, Connecticut,
where the elm trees ato covered with moss on
somethini! like It, and Ihe people are so nuiet
and sta).at'hntneiive that some of them have
never been .out of tho town since tliey wero born
into it, thero liyes a dry, iy olit justice of the
peace named Iliggins, who will have a ibke when
he can, even when dealing out justice according
iu ins iiuuun ui ngut uiui wrong luriisiuius
law that Squiro Higgins knows. The other day
a loafer was tried before him, and bonds were re
quired for his appearance at Ihe next county
court. "Who is your bond 1" demanded Hig
gins of the culprit. ''I am, sir," said loafer No.
2, stepping out from tho crowd, and looking
enough like the prisoner to be his brother. Hig
gins, the justice, eyed him n second or so, and
thundered out, " We didn't ask for vagabond, it's
another article we want : you won't answer at
all ; you can go." Ho went ; and loafer No. 1,
went to j ail.
TriLiNQs. Tell me what a man drinks, and
I'll tell you what the man thinks. Tell me nt
what hour a man breakups, and I will tell you
i :.. fr.ti ,
wnai uis Yiieaiiuu ii. x en ne sue uoocs a man
rcad, and I will tell you what his mind is. Toll
mo the female associates of a man, and I will
soon tell you his moral worth, Tell me, ho,w
long a man's servants stop with, hirrj, and 1 vjill
Oreide. ii substitute for GolJ,Tbe FrenoBi
have invented a new eocnbtnnlion of metals, to
which tbey have given the above name. It re
sembles gold so closely that it requires the clos
est scrutiny to decide which is gold and which is
oreide. Its cost is about eighty cents per lb.,
and it is refined to such a degree thai it does not
easily oxidize or tarnish. It is a valuable ac
quisition to the metallic am, but it is a danger-
ous metal tor dishonest men. it bears aooui mu
same relation lo gold, that German silver does to
the pure article, though it is not so readily de
tected. A great deal of cheating will be carried
oa with, this metal. It is. said, that a Urge por
tion of Uio gold chased ware lately received Irom.
Europe, is made of lliis motal, and that it has al
ready made its appearance in counterfeit coin
nut west. A manufactory lias recently been
started in Waterbury, Ct., capable of turning
out any quantity of this metnk.
"PhiewJ but ii' hotP said Brown, pant
ingly, as ho met Junes, a fat neighbor, who rev
els til heat like a salamander, and is always jol
lies! in ihe dog-days. But Brown is another soit
of man, and bates warm weather as tats hate
hot soap, or Satan holy water. "Isn't it dread
ful?" said Brown. "Why, I've gone through
all the processes known to modem cookery,
within the last three hours; I've been steamed,
parboiled, boiled, stewed, baked, fried, and roust
ed I Is n't it dreadful?"
"Not at all," said Jones, "I like it. There's
bo weather too hot for me, that I ever found if
heard of."
'"1 hat's lucky," said Brown, sarcasticallj
'.'Car a flan of your eh,aracc and probable
UttfUUn. .lexlren-e.iy lycky " and Brown hay
toa roada this repis,rk, wipej hit brow and retir
ed, in disgust,

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