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TBCE VERMONT TRAJSTSCRIPT. ft to THEJTBMSCRIPT. Friday, February 7, 1868. Hare U'c Fulfill" Our rnnuisc? For several weeks past we have assured our readers in a double-leaded article, that about the first of February the Ver mont TB.VNSCKIIT WOU1U apiear in un form, and greatly improved in "Ve mcantjust what and we leave our readers to de cide, after examining this if we ii-ire not fulfilled the promise to the "Promises." we admit, "are of ceneration that "they are not always healthy children, ami MMiietimes ntterlv of maturity." Hut tliese It soothing words cannot apply to our case. Ourtwjcrsi)ealcsforiUelf.
Tho "child" is healthy, and shows abundant signs of mnhirilii. both in its hands-onie, well- balauced head, and comely and appro priate dress. To bring about tliese im provements, which we are Hire will be fully appreciated by the friends of the Transcript, much expeiiM" Has heen involved. First, it was necessary to purchase a Power Tress of suillcient size to print a large form and edition -vvitn great rapiditv. To this, end we spent much time in cxamininir into the nicr- itri of the various presses that are offered by manufacturers, and finally purchased what is called "Campbell Country Newspaper and Job Tress and on this this sheet is printed.
The "Campbell Press in its construction, is somewhat similar to tne Hoe Tress which is used in several of the largest offi ces in this State. It claimed for the Tress, that for simplicity of con struction, thorouirh distribution, clear ness and beauty of impression, with perfection of registry, the machine has no equal, and that it is particularly adapted to all the requirements of a first-class Office Book, Job, and line News- paperwork, from the finestjob in colors; or a script circular, to a double-sheet poster. There is but one other press of the kind in the State, and that is in the office of the Woodstock Standard. AVe have no doubt but that it will fully conio up to our expectations. Notwithstanding the type on wJiich the Transcbiit has been printed, is in good condition and we may here say that we have had the credit of printing as neat a nancr as there is in the State we have substituted new type in the place of the old, and this is also for our readers to sav whether or not we have used good taste and judgment in our se Jion.
In short, the Transcript, as low printed, bears little resemblance to the one of two weeks aco yet it is the same raier and controlled by the same management, and will labor to the same end and for the same worthy objects. It will pursue a straight-forward, inde pendent course, regardless of llattcry on the one hand, or threats on the other. Such a paper is needed in this commu nity, and such a paper we shall print and such a paper, we believe, will meet with a good support. AVe do not expect to please all, nor shall we try to; for the moment Ave do this, our pacr would be complete mass of glittering generali ties." Our present quarters are in large and pleasant rooms, in Barnes' new Block, on Lake Street, which have been upec- ially fitted up for the A'ekmont Trans- oriitEstarlishmknt; and we think we have a right to say that we have one of the best appointed job and newspa- er offices in the State. A cordial invi tation is hereby extendciLtoall to take a look at our office and its contents.
AVe think you will like thclooks of us. Call and see. Terms of the Transcript, $2.00 a year in advaucc. Sequel to the battle of I'airriru: The account of the battle of Fairvicw, which apcars on ourfirat page, reminds us of another matter that associates the 20th New Jersey regiment with the Old Vermont Brigade. The Jerseys in question were a nine months regiment, and iau their reaching the Army of the Totomac were brigaded in the Old ATt.
Brigade, in the Autumn of 18G2, at Ilag-erstown. This was the only regiment during the war that formed witli the Vonuonters any part of the 2d Brigade, 2d Division of the 6th Corps. Uon their accession to the Brigade, the old troops had already become experienced and masters of the art of war," in-so-much as it was necessary for them to acquire the knowledge of the ways to subsist themselves, and yet there was a sense of honor which forbade them at all times in pillaging from each other. These things, which tho soldiers were slow to learn at tho outset, became easier undcr-fetoodasthe war progressed. The Jer-boys profiting by the experience of their older associates, soon were their equals, if they did not surpass them in the light-fingered cxercshe, From time to time, articles were missed from the Subsistence Lopker of tho Vermont troops.
It was evident that the Jersey boys had their winning ways or ways to win. This was not in ac cordance -si-itli the old adage that there is honor anuinp tlnnv nii in.aon.nn Jerseys to take a les- kCBpeflBhcir own benefit. A tcglments run the market-stalls. On i previous to the battle of tftho animals of Mr. er adiacent to the jfromhis taxable Irs had killed it.
it, and had left ircas lie market places nngth, doings of this eventful Inscribed uoURtTll i ftiffiKi! henceforth to be ruling KlUillgUL a detachment of Jersey troops arrived and conceived the idea of carrying tho carcase (ivlton away to their own en- mpmetMhaUhyniightmake a feast They flattered great favor they theinselvi should fii of their officers. be relieved from utics of the sol- ntj ince might each' stand mptlou" for that was removed to in themotttliH ry of tho doe iiouUi. "Sold tho JerseyH nice fat dog for a i thev ml i ovs ob. picket, xir same in enn et with them, few whines, yelps mi wunciem, to suggest to the tfie precise nature of the trans- taiperintcndent of xsorthneld, wtw, on top of the The Graut Johnson Cor respond nice. Tho f'orresiondence between Gen Grant and President Johnson relating to the suspension of Secretary Stanton and his subsequent reinstatement in the war nffiro.
has found its way into print. The correspondence isaccompanied by a letter from Secretary Stanton men he says lie has had no correspondence official or otherwise, witn rresmem Johnson since August 12. JMnw reinstatement the Secretary says ho has bad no communication with Mr. John' son. has received no orders from him and has issued none in his name.
It ap- lars that the President gave verbal or- to uie eneci that he was not to recognize Mr. Stan ton as Secretary of AVar unless instruct cd to do so by the President. General Grant says he wrote to the President ask- imr him to reduce this order to writing. To this letter he received another verbal reply and again renewed his request to- lmvo tho. order in writing.
uen. lir.ua in his letter notices the tion and calumny regarding the manner in which he turned over the war office to Mr. Stanton, which appeared at the time in the newspapers. Tliese he flat ly refutes. He then detailsall that tool place between himself and the President previous to and after the reinstatement of Mr.
Stanton. Gen. Grant flatly denies that he agreed to assist the Tresident his war against the civil tenure act and the Con gress which passed it. AVe quote from one of GeiT. Grant's letters to the Tresi dent: You know that we parted on Satur day, the 11th ultimo, without anyproni-ise'ou my part, either expressed or im plied, to the eflect that would lioiu on to tho office of Secretary of AVar ad in terim against the action ot tne fcenatc, or.
dechmntr to do so myself, would sur render it to you Deiorc buch action was had. or that I would see you airain at anv fixed time on the subject. The performance of the promises alleged to have been made by me. would have involved a resistance of the law, and an inconsistency with the whole history of mv connection witn tne suspension oi Mr. Stanton.
From our conversation, and my writ ten protest of August 1, 1S67, against tho removal of Mr. Stanton, you must have known that my greatest objection to his removal was the fear that some one would be appointed in his stead who would, by opposition to the laws relating to the restoration of the Southern States to their proper relation to tho Govern ment, embarrass the army in tho performance of the duties especially imi)os- ed ujku it by tne laws, and unit it was to prevent such an appointment of Secretary of AVar ad interim, and not for the nurno-e of enabling you to set rid of Mr. Stanton bvmv witholding it from him, opiKwition to the law, or not doing so mvself, surrender to one who, as the statement and assumptions in your com munication plain! vindicate, wa sought, and it was to avoid this danger, as well as to relieve you from personal embar rassment in which Air. htanton's reinstatement would place you, that I urged the appointment of Governor Cox, believing that it woultl be agreeable to you and also to Mr. Stanton satisfied it was the good of the country and not the of fice the latter desired.
On the 13th ultimo, in the presence of uen. Mierman, jl stated to vou that i thought Mr. Stanton would resiirn. but did not say I would advise him to do so. On the lstli I did agree with Gen.
Sherman to go and advise him to that course, and on the 10th I had an interview alone with Mr. Stanton, which led me to the conclusion that any advise tohimof this kind would houseless, and so I informed General Sherman. Before I consented to advise Mr. Stanton to resiirn. I under stood from him.
in a conversation on the i i sunjcci, iunneuiaieiy aner nis reinstatement, that it was his opinion the act of Congress, entitled "An act temporarily to supply vacancies in tle Executive Department in certain es nnnrnvwi Feb. 20, 18C3, was regaled by subsequent legislation, which materially in fluenced my action. Trevious to this time I had no doubt that tho law of 1S63 was still iii force, and notwithstanding my action, a fuller examination of the law leaves a question mv mind wheth er it is or is not repealed. This rmiiiii- tlm one itmiM advise his resignation lest the same danger I apprehended from his first removal might follow. The course you have understood I agreed to pursue as in violation of law, and that without orders from you, while the course I did pursue, and which I never doubted von fnllv understood, was in aceordiinroVi.
low and not in disobedience to anv orders of my superior: and now Mr. 'Prosiilmif when my honor as a soldier and integrity as a man have been so violently assailed, pardon me for saying that I can but regard this whole matter, from be ginning to end, as an attempt to involve me in the resistance of law for whiidi you hesitated to assume the responsibility, in order thus todestrov my charac ter iefore the country. 1 am in a mea sure continued in this conclusion by your recent orders directing nic to diso- uey orciera irom tne secretary of AVar. my superior and voursubordinnto. with out having countermanded the authority, I am to disolwy.
AVith the assurance, Mr. President, that nothinir less than vindicatiou of my personal honor ami character could have induced this cor respondence on my part. Republican- Siate Convkntiovk. The Pennsylvania Republican State Convention is to be held at Philadcliibia on AVednesday, March 11, seven days after Tho Democratic Convention n. llarrisburgh.
This convention nominates an and Snrwiv. or-General and elects four delegates at large to the next national convention to nominate a President. The Republican State. Con volition of Illinois meets at- Peoria on the Cth day of May next to nominate State officers, members of Congress at large, delegates to the national convention and Presidential electors. The Republicans of Oh in will Vmljl their State Convention to nnnntn State officers and appoint delegates to the National Convention on the 4th of March.
The Massachusetts Rennhli Convention to choose to ihn National Convention will bo held at AVorcesteron the 14th of March. Franklin County. Tho followimr is statement of the Grand List for 1SG7, ofFranklin County, as to the legislature Amount of ratable Polls. So non Number of dogs taxed, 1201 Numberof acres taxed, 846.310 v.uuuuua oi reai estate in the county, $4,339,333 A aluatiou of Personal Estate in tho county. Ai.Wrt wu rwi One per cent, on Agination, $60,400 32 Total Valuation for State ,401 32 Grand Isle Counxy.
The followiug Is a statement of the Grand Idst for 1867 of Grand Isle County, as "reported the Legislature: Amount of ratable Polls, 1,520 00 Number of dogs taxed, 139 Number of acres taxed. 40.564 Valuattqn of real estate in the Tn personal estate $104,463 00 35 $11,403 35 i. valuation, uStof the countv for LHTIkfl alfels'iSK Vermont, comrUcdPvnri? HoPkln8 of he ordahkd. ouiu never associate, in anv wav win, non-Episcopal ministers. 5 a.
urunilKA that 1, We have good authoritv tn Uiatthe aeftusationmado by the writer uio ynurptmaA has not the slightest foundation In truth, and is a gross libel on the 0f distinguhhed The Presidency. Only ten Repub-lican papers in Ohio express a preference for Judge Chase for tho next Tresident. Of the remaining papers or the State, enty-nine are fully committed for Grant. Tho AVashington correspondent of the Philadelphia JPrcssstiyn there is a desire on foot to mil Andrew Johnson any way for the next Presidency, whether he receives the Democratic nomination or not- Good! AVehopethat" Andy" will by all means run, for we feel sine that he will be "run into the ground." A grand Grant meeting is set down for the 22d inst. in Union square New York.
The New York correspondent of the Philadelphia eZrer writes "Astrong pressure is being brought to bear on the National Democratic Committee in favor of holding the Presidential Convention in this city, and you must not be surprised should it be successful." Congress. Little business of importance has been transacted by Congress the past week. The Reconstruction Measures have been more or less discussed, but no very new features on the subject have been presented. On Monday, Gen. Butler's resolution, prohibiting the National Banks from converting their 7-30's to 5-20's, was voted down.
A bill favoring a foreign loan at four per and authorizing the sale of gold by the Secretary of the Treasury, to take up coupons in advance of their becoming due when gold in the Treasury exceeds a certain amount, wasreforrcswKJjo Oonv mittce on AVays and Means. Another bill authorizing the issue of in greenbacks was referred to the same Committee. The Senate, on Tuesday, discussed the bill relating to theappointmentofspeeial agents for the departments at AVashing ton, after which the bill was recommited TaxinqSiiaresofNationalBanks, The following is the text of the bill originally introduced by Representative Blaine, of Maine, In regard to taxing shares of National Banks. It passed both branches. It now goes to the President for his approval, and there seems to bo no doubt that he will sign it "Be It enacted, That the wo nis 'place whore the bank Is located and not in section 41 of the 'act to provide for a national ap proved June 3, 1864, shall bo constmed and held to mean the State within which the bank is located, and the legislature of each State may determine and direct the manner and place of taxing all the shares of national banks located within said States, subject to the restriction that the taxation shall not be at great errato than is assesed upon monied capit al in the hands of individual citizens of such State, and providing always that the shares of any national bank owned by non residents of any State shall be taxed in the city and town where said bank Is located and not elsewhere." State Fair.
A meetini: of the Board of Directors of the Vermont State Agrl cultural Society will be held at the American Hotel, Burlington, on AVednes day evening February 12th, at 7 o'clock. The time and place of holding tho annual fair will bo fixed, and towns de siring the location of the next State Fair can present their proposals at that meet ing. Tin Weddings. On Monday even ing, oueof thosesocial gatherings occur- ing only on the first decennial periodof matrimony took plnceat the residence uf Mr.R. Canipandwifeinthisvillage.
Tho celebration which was intended forasur- prise withal, found its origin at Stowe, with a party of about 30 of the intimate friends of Mr. C. and wife who hail pro vided themselves with the choicest edi bles of the season andrare giftsof tin in abundance. lion. AV.
H. H. Brighain and Hon. A. R.
Camp were of this party and on arriving here were reinforced by an equal number who proceeded to the resi dence of those who wore to receive the honors of the occasion. Mr. Cainp and wife were very forcibly reminded of the inexhaustible treasures in store for them in the receipt by Mr. of a full set of inaonie regalia and jewels a stovepipe hat of latest stylo, slippe rs Ac, of tin. Mrs.
C. wtts made the recipient of a full set ofjewelsalso curls, a parasol Ac. of the same precious metal. A huge candlestick found a placeupon the tables and the tallow-dips" therefrom shone brilliantly. A large quantity of valuable utensils of tin remain to remind the household of the important event just celebrated.
Everybody was crowded with fun and all agreed that A littlo uoiiHccho now anil then I reliolied bv tho beet of wen. The Jl'ujhtu of American Citizens. A largo meeting vrwt held in Burling ton, on Friday evening, for the purpose of giving expression concerning the rights of American citizens abroad. Speeches were made by thp chairman D. Ballou, and by Capt.
Lonergan, L. L. Lawrence, Dullahan, J-iBige-low, G. G. Benedict and State's-Attor- ney Jinglesby.
Ex-Uov. JJUllngham and Col. F. Y. Randall, of Montpelier, wcro expected to be present and address the gathering, but they failed to come to time.
The following resolutions, introduced by Capt. Lonergan, were adopted Resolved, That we native born and naturalized and adopted citizents of Burlington, Vt, call upon the government of llio United States to make good its plighted fcith to every citizen who has foresworn and renounced all allegiance and fidelity to foreign powers, and to protect I11U1 uquuu im uit born citizen, by the strength of its right arm, in the pursuits of life, whether at home or abroad. Jtcsolvcd, That on every baitle-ficld, from Lexington to Tctersburgh, citizens of the United tates, 0f foreign birth, have freely shed their blood in behalf of their adopted country, and attested tho sincerity of their love of liberty and equal rights, the only boon of freemen and that we pledge ourselves to agitate this subject until all monarchial governments have learned and are forced to admit that a person onco admitted to the rights and priviligea of a citizen of the United States is no longer called upon to submit to their tyrannical power, and tin sucn governments ao not question Jlcaolved, That the honor ana aiKnity of this great Republic requires, in order to sustain its sacrea pieage io uie naturalized citizen, tho recognition by the world of the principle that "once naturalized, forever absolved from all foreign allegiance and that no power shall maintain doctrines at variance there- Jtcsohcd, That our Representatives Congress are requcstedto Weir duty relation to this matter, and invoke the Congress of the United States to declare the national wiU on this (to the natural ized citizen) niiwrtancsnnjecu Mcsolvca, iiiat au in British jails for acts done or wds spoken in, America, shouia do iuiuh-- diately set at liberty; ana aui, ready to fight it out on this line, viz. once a naturalized citizen of these United States, never again England's slave. jR-t The Orleans Coanty Agricultural Society, have feeated their fiiirs, for the 1'ersonaf.
Hon. Levi Underwood, holds the im portant post of counsel for the Erie Road, as well as for the Boston, Hartford and Jinc, and has opened a office in New York City. Mr. S. L.
Taylor, formerly of AVeath- crsficld, AVindsor County, for the last two years associate editorof thcAVestern JturalhiiH closed his connection with that paper, and entered upon the practice of lawu Chicago. George II. Burroughs, Superintend ent of thefroy, Athens and Schenecta dy division of the New York Central Railroad, has been appointed General Superintendent of tho Toledo, AVaba-di and esteni Railroad, in place of the late E. A. Chapin.
John R. Smith, formerly of Ludlow, this State, has just been elected Tresident of the Board of Aldermen of the City of Fon du Lac, AVisconsin At the late session of the Teachers' Association at Barton, a resolution was passed complimentary to Ex-Secretary AUiims ami another ot welcome and as surance of co-operation to Secretary Rankin. Rev. J. AV.
Hough, lately of Saginaw, formerly of Williston, has been called to the first Congregational church in Jackson. He leaves Saginaw city on account of his health and that of his wife, and entered upon his work at Jackson on the 1st inst Rev. Laban Clark is now Uie senior member of the Metln Church in America. He years of age, having been sixty-seven years in the ministry, lie commenced preaching on what was called the Bran don ciicuit, which included the whole of Rutland County. J.
R. Flanders, of Malone, N. who was imprisoned during the war for trea sonable utterances, has been employed as assistant editor of Brick Pomeroy's (La Crosse Democrat Col. G. AV.
Hooker, who was Aid and Assistant Adjt. General on Gen. Stan- nard's stafl'in the war, and a brave and gallant oilicer, was married on the 28th to Miss Minnie G. Fisk, of Brattle- bo ro. Oritcauy.
E. A. Chapin, for merly Superintendent of the Rutland Burlington Railroad, died at Springfield, Illinois, on the 22d ult. While a resi dent of Rutland he was tho candidate of the Democratic parry for Lieutenant Governor of Vermont. After leaving Rutland he vts for a year or two Super intendent of the- llurlem Railroad, in New A'ork, and on his resignation re ceived the appointment of Division Su perintendent, and afterward- of General Superintendent of the Toledo, Wabash and AVestern Railroad, with head-quar ters at Toledo, Ohio.
He was a quiet and unobtrusive gentleman, and highly esteemed bv idl who wen favored with his acquaintance. Prenti, of Watertown, AVI oousin, uiou in -New orii uny Jan. zn, aged 4:5 years, lie was the tenth and youngest son of the late Hon. Samuel Prentiss, and by profession a lawyer. He had been in practice at AVatertown for about twenty years, and at Uie time of his death was in New York seeking relief for a distressing disease Professor Dean, of the Albany Law School, died Jan.
2t, aged i5 years. He was born in Barnard, Jan. 1, He was distinguished asa lawyer, though not as an advocate. lion. James li.
f'ahoon on di-vin Port-y morning, aged land, Maine, on Tuesday 66. lie a native ot Mittou, was Trr-nsnriT of tint State of Maine in 1S3S and Mavor of Portland in 18-19. '50. ami '54. He was a prominent Methodist.
Xeir I'libications. The Atlantic Monthly for Febru ary has among its contents the follow ing IXk-s it Pay to Smoke By James Parton; George Silverman's Explana tion. Part II. By Charles Dickens; Charactcri-tics of Gcniir. By Rev.
P. II. Hedsre: Orion. A Poem A week in Sybari-. By Rev.
iu. Halo, author of "The Man without a Country:" The Victim. By Alfred Tennyson. Beaumont and Fletcher, Messenger and Ford. By Ldwm P.
AVhipple FourMonthsonthoijtage. The United States Musical Re view, published dv J. u. reiers, Broadway, New York, is before us, and merits the attention of all lovers of mu sic. It is a manioth monthly magazine, sheet-niuslesize, containing over seven teen pages of musical news, reviews, and choice art items, every line of which is rcadible.
and we should say invaluable to all musician. This alone is well worth a year's subscription, which is on ly $2. The publishers, however do not stop here, for, in addition to the above, cacli number contains four 2ncccs choice new mmic by the best taritcrs in linerica, thus giving a select library of new music at such a low rate that even the poorest may indulge in what has hitherto been considered a luxury. The music in the Review isofihebeat, as the following select list will testify, all of which has appeared within its pagesduring the lastsix months Nora O'Neal," Katy Me'Ferran," "You've been a friend to me," and Kiss me good-bye, darling," all by AVill. S.
Hays "Good-bve. but come again," and do you think the moon couiu nave seen us?" by J.R. Thomas; "AllyRs and Little Brown Church," by AVilliam S. Pitts: "Maribell." by Danks; "Let the deadaud the beautiful rest," Break, break, sea," etc. Also Kinkel's Heavenly Thoughts" and "Maiden's Blush Schottische," Mack's Damask Rose" and "AVhite Rose March," and several other choice pieces, amounting in all to $9 at retail prices.
The U. S. Musical Review is pub lished at $2 per year single coppies, 20 cents. 2So musical family should bo without it. Our Barton coteniporary is responsi ble for the following: Glover has a smart old woman of 87.
who had an otTer of marriago the other ila.JV J1 Man 65 years old, and how told him she couia tiiko care of herself. She works out for wages -ana can do an much as many young women, uut.it is nothing for Glover to have smrt old women or young ones cither; It has any number of them. Miss Elnora Ulanchard a pay or urnnf.v summers took a rille with a -I inch barrel, a few days since, and fired at a hen thirty roos nisiani, ami umnu loo- ot. ihn first fire. She then fired at another one, and put a bulletplump A uc lwlv.
Two birds at two nt tldrtv rods is good shooting for -i llAni nr ft! I'll i mnkfi her acciuaintanee at once. I UE.niTiiT.Tn.vif STATE CONVENTION- Thf Vermont Union btate umuu-B u. no-inn. the other da3T, decided to call the nomination of delegates to the CWc ago Convention, at Rutland on the 16th Items from Washington. Charles Dickins is reading in AVashington to crowded audiences.
Monday evening he read his "Christmas Carol" and the Trial from Speaker Colfax, Mr. Sumner, and a quorum of Congress were present, with several of the Foreign Ministers. The Boston Journal correspondent says that Gen. Kit Carson has arrived in the city from Colorado, and Monday morning paid his respects to Secretary Browning, and the Commissioner of Indian Affairs. Gen.
Carson is accompanied by Kamnnchee, a prominent chief of the Utah Nation, and their visit here has reference to treaty relations with the Government. Monday afternoon he visited (Jen. Grant and had a long interview with him. Tho party subsequently visited the AVar Department and saw Gens. Sherman and Sheridan.
This is the first time that Gen. Carson has visit ed AVashington since the year 184S. Several days since a cable dispatch an nounced the arrival of Carl Schurz in Berlin, as Commissioner on behalf of the United States Government. It is offici ally announced by Executive authori ty, that Gen. Schurz has no authoriza tion of any kind to represent this Gov ernment, there or anywhere else.
Simeon Cameron heads the Corpora tors in a now bill introduced in the House on Monday, authorizing the construc tion of an air line railroad between AVashington and New York. Western Democrats say that they oili?" support the President's ireneral policy, because ho agrees with LcCulloeL hi li-e is awnft, ninety matters. A better feeling on this subject is growing up between eaglet and western Democrats. Pendleton writes to one of his Washington friends tliat the party must advocate more greenbacks, and the payment of them. New York and Pennsylvania Democrats in Congress revolt at this.
Doolittle admits privately thatthe Democratic prospects have been darkening latelj'. He is gloomy over the recent change in New Hampshire. A delegation from a late mass meeting in AVashington city called on the President on Monday afternoon to present to him resolutions relative to the rights of American citizens abroad. The President was urged to take immediate action in behalf of such citizens us were now imprisoned in England. Mr.
Johnson replied, intimating that the Government so far as he had represented it, had determined to change its course in this regard, but would necessarily have to await the result of impending legislation in. Comrress on the subject. Tho removal of Minister Adams was urged. Mr. Morrissey will deserve the reputation of being the best behaved man of his party." Early in the season he called on Speaker Colfax and told him that ho wished to bo put on a committee that would never have any meetings; and, moreover, that he desired his name to be last on the list ot the committee.
Mr. Morrissey consequently figures at Uie tail end of the committee on revolutionary pensions, Avhich, practically has nothing to do. Gen. Sherman left Washington Mon day evening, for the AVest. He will be it Cincinnati! to-day, Thursday,) to at tend the meeting for the formation of a Society of the Army of the Cumberland.
he goes to St. Louis, proposing to return in the latter part of the month to Washington. -J Most Stiuutyr VUaptw correspondent writes us from Wator- gar Burnliam, and of his history. We do. anil, it is a strange, true one, known to hundreds, we give it in the Democrat.
Eight years since, when we were engaged as city editor of a Milwau- kie paper, there lived in tins btate an editor named Powell, now connected with a Chicago paier, we think. He Ls, tuiliwx liu has uit it livtoly. in ibl2, I'owell wa married to a Miss Ellen Burnham, of Broadhead AVicin- after a courtship of some months. Miss Burnham's parents were old resi dents of Broadhead, and of high respectability. The daughter taught music, had a large number of pupils, and was very attractive.
Powell lived with her as a husband two years, she being all that time a good wife in all resttects. presenting him with one child. At the expiration of two years, when altout twenty-one years of age, Mrs. Powell's voice changed, she grew light whiskers. and gradually changed her sex, develop ing into a man ail respects.
The husband and wile seimrated when the wife became a man, and Mrs. Ellen Powell took the name of Edgar Burn liam, donned male attire, sought and obtaind employment as a clerk in Chicago and lived a single yovng man for one year. During this time he fell in love with a niece of Senator Morgan, of New York, but did not marry her, for reasons not pertinent to this article. But about the end of the year he did marry a voung lady of Broadhead, a Miss (Jerta Everett, who was a music pupil of his when he was a Miss Ellen Burnham, over three years previous to the mar riage. This second marriage was about two years ago.
Soon after this marriage "Edgar" Burnham and wife re moved to AVaterloo, Iowa, where they now reside, or did not long since. Hie former girl is now a man; the for mer wife is now a husband, the former mother is now the father, tho former young lady teacher of a young lady is now that young ladv's husband Truth is indeed stranger than tiction, and the above simple statement of facts borders so upon the marvelous we could not be lieve it did not we know nearly all the parties. Any one can be convinced, by writing to the parties either of the places we have named of the full and entire trutli of this most wonderful transformation which mizzled not only the medi cal but the entire scientilie world, and which fact appeal's now for the first time in print, though the particulars have long been known to us and to many other newspaper men and promi nent citizens of this State, as to nearly all the citizens of Broadhead, where the i parties so long resuieu. Aiacrotsae uem, The above st ran ere storv is indorsed bv a correspondent of the AVoodstock Stan- aara, as loiiows bourn WOODSTOCK, vt. Jan.
2o, ISOS. JV'. Editor: There is more truth than fiction in the statement concerning Edgar Bburnham of AVaterloo, Iowa, for merly uurnnam. oi uroauneau and afterwards Mrs. Powell.
1 can vouch for tho truth of it, also his second marriage, as Miss Gerta Everett was a pupil of mine three years ago this winter and was married to said Edgar uurnham the following May, belore 1 left AVisconsin. A few months after Mr. Powell's marriage he enlisted in the army and after a time Mrs. Powell did as other wives had done in AViscon sin, started to go to seo her husband. She arrived at Chicago and was about to laKo the cars to go South, when she was taken owing to her masculine appear ance) as a spy.
She told them she certainly had a husband in the army, but they would not believe her. She tele graphed to nor father (Dr. Burnham) who immediately camo to her assistance, tho distance from Broadhead to Chicago being only 110 miles. The result was in timo a Beparation. I never heard she presented lior -iiturtiand with a child while sho was Mrs.
Foweli and I think uiai statement incorrect. Alias siion Burnham and Miss Gerta Everett were strong friends when girls together in Broadhead, and when she came to change her wardrobe, her bpst clothes sho gave to Miss Everett. After that, it appears (she) he thought best to take her for a wife. Further than this and which makes it still more exciting. Ed AVoodstock, some 28 years ago.
per- l.v lll ir. -t from Burlington (I think) and attended medical lectures In vmir villa acquainieu wuu Aiiss Blish, daughter of Mr. Blish. who wna tin. man there, (since deceased) and in course of time thev were mnrriPfl nnri West.
Dr. Burnham is a druggist in Broadhead, where hehaiw tujpy ears Oar Contressionat Delegation. AVe copy the following concerning the Vermont Delegation form the Congressional Directory: George F. Edmunds, United States Senator from Arermont, was born at Richmond, February 1, 1S23. He received a common scliooreducatiou and the instructions of a private tutor.
lie studied law and has been one of the most successful men of his profession in the commonwealth. He was a memlei'of the Legislature from Burlington in LH54, '57, 'oS and 59, and was Speaker of the House of Representatives the three latter years. He was aiso a member of the Senate and its Presidentro tempore in ISfil and '02. He was appointed by Governor Dillingham to the Senate of the United States to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Solomon Foot, and took his scat April 5, 1SG0. and was elected by the Legislature at its session in October of that yeui for the remainder of the term.
His term of service expires March 4, 1800. He is chairman of the committee of the joint committees on the judicary, public lands, pensions and revision of the Senate rules. Justin S. Morrill was born at Strafford, April 14, 1810. He received an academic education, and entered upon mercantile pursuits, from which he retired several years since, and has devoted himself to agricultural pursuits.
He was a member of the 34tn, 30th, 37th, 38th and 39th Congresses, and was elected to succeed Luke P. Poland, who served out the term of Jacob Collamer, and took his seat March 4, 1SG7. His term expires in 173. He is a member of the commutes on finance, post roads, and claims. Frederick E.
AVoodbridge was born at Vergcimcs, August 39, 1818 graduated at the University of Vermont in lw4 studied law with his father. Hon. E. I). AVoodbridge, ami practiced was elected a member of the of Rep-neiitatives of the State Legislature in 1S-19, and again in 1857 and 185y wa-niany times chosen mayor of his native city; was State auditor in 1850, LS51 and 1H52; was prosecuting attorney in 1S54, 1855, 1S50, 1857 and 185S; engaged in mi I road management, and was several years Vice-President and thenctive manager of the Rutland and AVashington Railroad; was elected a member of the State Senate in 1800 and 1801, and in the latter year was chosen President pro tempore of that body was elected to the thirty-eighth and thirty-ninth Congresses, and re-elected to the fortieth.
lie is a chairman of the committee to revise ami lix the pay of theolllcers of the two houses and member of the judiciary and private land claim committees. Luke P. Poland was born at AYsstford Nov. 1 1815. He received an academic education, and afterwards studied and practiced law.
He was Register of Pro-nate for Lamoille county in 1S.19 and '40. He was a member of the State Constitutional Convention in and State's Attorney in 1844 and M5, and a Judge of the Supreme Court from 1S45 to 1S05. He received the degree of LL. from the University of Vermont in 1861. He is appointed to the United States Senate to till the vacancy occasioned by the death of Jacob Col lamer, by Gov.
Dillingham. Mr. Morrill was afterwards elected by the Legi-dature to the vacancy and he as eleeted to the 40th Congress. 1 le was chairman of the committees on re-visal and unfinished business and on the revision of the laws of the United States, al-o a member of the committee on He is one of the Regents of the Smith-onian Institute. AVorthington C.
Smith was born at St. Allmns, April Zi, 1S23 graduated at the University of Vermont; studied but did not practice law, but entered into and was largelv interested in tho manufacture and sale of iron. He was a member of the lloue of Representatives in 1SW, and of the Senate of A'er-mont iu 1804 ami 't5, and was its Pre-i-dent pro tnnporc during the last term and whs elected to the 40th Congress by a plurality vote on the second trial for the election of a member of ongress iu the third district. He is a member of the committees on manufactures and on coinage, weights and measures. -In Important Dill in lieaavd to Impeachment.
Senator Edmunds, Jan. 28, introduced a bill regulating procedure in the cases of imeachmcnt, which was referred to the committee on thejudieiary. The bill provides that whenever the shall have agreed upon articles of impeachment it shall appoint, in such a manner as it may direct, managers, not exceeding live in number, toeonductand maintain the impeachment; and upon the Senate being informed by thellou--e that articles of impeachment against any person shall have been agreed upon and managers appointed, the Senate shall, at I 12 clock noon of the day (btmduy excepted tollowing such presentation, I sooner, if so ordered by the Senate, resolve itself into a high court of impeachment forproceeding thereon. A quorum of the Senate shall constitute a quorum oi the court, and shall continue the session from day today (Sundays excepted until final judgment shall be rendered. The Chief Justice shall preside whenever the President or Vice-President of the United States shall be on trial under articles of impeachment; but said Chief Justice shall have no vote in the proceedings.
The presiding ofticerof said high court shall have power to make and issue by himself, or by the Secretary of the Senate, all orders, mandates, writ-s, and precepts authorized by this act or by the said court, and to make and enforce such other regulations and orders as the Senate may direct not inconsistent with this act. Power is also given for summoning and compelling the attendance of witnesses, and the presiding officer may by the direction of said court, require the aid and a-sistance of any oilicer or person in the military, naval or civil service of the United States to enforce and curry into effect the orders, declarations, mandates, precepts, and judg ments of said court, and it shall be the duty ot every such oilicer and person, upon hiich requirement, forthwith to obey the same and of every such person. or oilicer, in military or naval service of the united btates, upon such requirement, forthwith to employ the troops and lorces in ins command to entorce, execute, and carry into ciiect the alore said order, declarations, mandates, pre cepts, and judgments of said high court of impeachment. Any disobedience to orders, precepts, on the part of per sons above referred to.is madp punishable by fine and imprisonment. Provision is also made in case of the impeachment of the President or Alce-President of the United States, for sus pending said ollicers Irom the exercise of their official functions pending trial.
upon the order of two-thirds of the members of said High Court and the ollicers so suspended by order ot said court shall be deemed and taken to be to all intents and purposes in a state of inability to discharge the powers and duties ol the respective offices during the continuance of any such order of suspension, and no person in the service of tne Government shall recognize or obey any official act of the officer so suspended until such sus pension shall be removed, sc. During the continuance of such sus pension the powers anu duties oi the officer so suspended shall devolve upon tne person authorized or designated oy law to discharge or exercise the same in case of re moval, resignation, death, or disability to discharge the duties there of. Washington (jhromcic. the recent annual meeting of tho Lamoille. County Agricultural Society, tho following ofllccrB were chosen Hon.
Q. W. Ilentleo of Morrifiiowii. iimuvui, vvvv, Vice President: C. J.
Lewla, aforrisville, I I 1 1 n.itr I nrinu tir vvn ivirr Itecordin Secretary: II. D. liryant. Morristown, Corresponding Secretary xiirain iveaiey, luyrrwown, reinsur er, JT. T.
Allen-, of Newport, in a letter recently published in the Express, on Reform School, says: "Vermont should take one more step in the way of progres sion, proviue another institution between this Roform School and our State Prison to punish criminals-for i their first offence. It, ih tifmn wrong to ma' IS yeat-of-se to rpurBtete Triton for Mm- rink $7 SO and thereby fastot the'mitfk' Summary of News. Miss Janauschek is at Louisville, Mrs. Stowe lilts got out a now Book. A bushcl.of apples, will buya divorce iu Indiana The Quebec Parliament fears emi gration.
The Pope hits twenty-one Cardinals toappomt. Napoleon's hoy will te twelve March. Chicago has invented in Lager Beer breweries. An Ohio baby swallowed a sua and now hisses in its sleep. A soprano singer in London i- paid a month.
They have had black snow ac Ash tabula, (. Kansas legislators are allowed lv their own vote, ten daily eacli to choose for mmi-elt. Fresh shad are abundant in ieorgia and other luxuriesof the spring-time are beginning to appear there. The Tallahassee (Fla.i Sentinel that half-grown peaches, English and tomatoes are plentihil around that city. The Rutland Herald states that Miss Julia xVllen skated acro-s Lake Cham-plain last week, from Port Kent to that city, a distance of ten miles.
Tt i- difficult to approach Mobile by water, owing to the thousands of piles, sunken vessels and torpedoe-s that -till sill its A lie five inches long, was found in an oyster shell recently ojn-ned in Na-hna. That's too hum to sval- low. A shipment of ilW.OnO -rdmon ova, in ice, ha-s been made from London to Duiiedin, New Zealand, for the ptuio-- or- the of tuit eololiy. --li-liop Ilopkin- i- -ueeeedc-! Primate by Smith of Kentiu ky. Bishop- iiopkiu-, Smith and McllVaine were consecrated at service in in the same older a- named.
The charge that (Jen. Giant intoxicated in the streets of Washington, at a certain definite time and plac is ellectually refuted by the -tatement of Alfred II. Terry, who a- that time in Washington, and in constant communication with the (Jeneral. Fred Douglas having been invited to lecture in Meriden. stopped at the leading hotel in that place over Sunday.
The landlord informed him that his boarders would not allow a negro to sit at the public table, and so he was served with his meals at own room. One of the cheerful employments of prisoners at Cadiz, Spain, consists in lifting heavy iron bails, carrying them several feet, "throwing them down, and repeating the performance tor hours Maximilian -aw it. and wrote in hi journal that it "must surely kill all sen timent." Quite- likely. A Georgia exchange say that whilst a majority of planter in "the southern and wc-tern portions of that State have liecomc bankrupt by their attempt to raise cotton, almost eerv farmer in northern Georgia has made niouev by raising wheat and corn. In France a statement i- published by which it appeal's that the lw-ipitals of Paris have contracted for the supply of Xio quarts of milk for the coming year.
It has been calculated that this enormous quantity of iuilk would sulhee to turn an ordinary luiN during forty- eight hours, According to the rejiort of the Assessor. Lo-s Anselos county. California, last vear. produced l.UUO.UOU gallons of wine, anl of brandy and this vear. bushels of corn, and ijiiu oi nani-y, uhu ui khwi.
i in-annual crop of oranges of walnuts, and of lemons, The average value of produc tion irt acre cultivated, is given at Capt. Lewis found, on the coast of the new Arctic Continent, quantities of coal which answered for fuel as well a- the best anthracite. He also Imind birds resembling the American iartridge very abundant there, and a great variety of flower- in full f-loom in the month of August. He collected a boouet of -ev ent! varieties, which, though beautiful. were generally devoid of much fragrance It ought to le generally known, but it is not, that even loyal citizen, being the head of a family, is entitled to one hundred and sixty acres of land, upon the payment of ten dollar- in rees and actual -tttb-nient thereon, upon any of the vacant land- in either of the or territoric- unoccupied.
A great ileal of land of rir-t quality yet remains un 1 1 1 I'1 liU 1.1, Mi ouri. Iowa, and other States ami Territories. Some of the New York Democrats adhere to the wi-hto nominate Ho ratio Seymour for the nexi Presidency, a- tlnir -troime-t and most available man but Gov. Seymour, in a recent note, -ay- he i- declination and will not accept a nomination on any condition, llie l.tti.-t combination pn irfwd nut- Senator Doolittle with Sev- nmur as Vice President William Prentiss, a young Chicago-an. about 18 years of age, was shot in a saloon in Memphis a few days ago.
lie had only stepped into the saloon with a triend. when he was acosted ny an ex rebel soldier, who seemed to know him, with the question, How long have you been in Memphis? A Yankee has no business here!" whoreujxm he drew a revolver and shot Prentiss through the head, killing him instantly Four hundred and ten novels are said to have been published in England during the past year, nearly one-ami a- halt novels a day politics and religion rank higher than fiction among the books of the day, since of the works be longing to these two classes oi literature there were published durin" the same time some eight hundred ami titty. Truly the English are a reading people! Some laborers employed by Mr. Arandcrbilt applied to have their time reduced to the me Commodore ordered their time reduced to seven hours, and paid rata i Vll llUUli ltlU vv-jj-. One of the Irishmen who did not like this turn of affairs, said to his- neighbor "Well, Jlike, I wish the Commodore was "Oh," said Pat, "Bedad, and that wouldn't help you tor he'd nave control of the whole mace inside or a week." A "Western paper, speaking of the railroad disasters caused hy overturned stoves and hroken kerosene lamps, offers a suggestion: "It would he well, we thiiik.
at least until a law is not only passed, hut enforced, forbidding the locking of the doors of passenger cars, for each able-bodied person, buying a railway ticket, to invest a heavy axe, to bo used in case of accident, in clearing the wav for escape from the lire that lat- rerauy seems to oo associaieu inseparably with railroad One hundred and sixty-four persons were killed outright by horses or carriages; last year in London, audit is pre sumed that no less than 14 were more or less injured. Hue, says the Iieview, would bring the slain and wounded up to a respectable hgure for a pitched battle. The estate of the late Peter Lorillard has paid the sum of $22,028 40 legacy tax on the first distribution of his personal property. So far as is now known this is the lanrcst amount of tax of this charac ter ovef paid in tho United States since tlio jiivKHagoortiioxntoriiiii -North HydbPakic. Bailey it Hunt ley have erected a now Steam Tub Factory, which Is in successful operation.
Jacob Foss a Dwelling, Daniel Foss a Saw mi. Harrison Wilson a welling. E. Foss, Dwelling. Joseph Heath, Dwelling.
Leonard Allen, Dwelling. C. Fnrry, Dwelling. C. Loveland.
Dwell ing and Clapboard Mill. J. L. Parker. formerly of Fairfax, has thoroughlye-' paired tho 'Valley and keeps it to the general satisfaction of tlieublic.
There arc three Churches in. Ae Everyth'ing about the villWo T--. UB1" anu tnmty appeajrarice. F. BKAKcitor thdo.
Benniiiffton ivr.a- tlonal Banfe 7 7 V. located in jjen- ea being the mait- A CARD. 1 AVii.I.iam Hickok and fMl 1 to return their j. niai.lv i muim-, iur ine manv SVTlllmMlv nj 'J aid rendered them in thi.r late Ihcfionaml bereavement; hoi.u.- Hl the sorrows of life in like mliun take them that these kind Au through the Giver of a'l'oc 1 paid in "full measure." ffiV" Tf vnn f.u.T i i muiu-ii aim wo! out, ami want something to tUM the instead of stnnulanj taifeur. 11.
Anders' hnlin, W-UrJ most powerful vitalizing agmt and rative. it permeates the tf fjput ts permanent. -nr i no ureal American Hair vci at home and abroad 1 111 "cKrer or mi XZ Wumph of scieneJ improved, neurit Ivvrnrt- .,11 .1 lar. The Jaeteon i Mir-h. 't Zf ue would call theattent.oix of! menus to this line instrument uhi surpa-ses all others or the kii.d.
Tl are many other imitations ii, the marl but none have been made to mhliM American Organ, manufact ired bvl D. II. YV. Smith, Boston. AU-s.
"1 would congratulate the Mes.r. SroB on the entire success that att- ed tm etlorts to produce a suix-rjor instrume Almost ail other makiix haie hhi tailed to produce an in-rrumint wl answers uie ooieci designed i siE ttite for the pipe organ. The AmirM )i-gan conies the nearc-t to tl, cea ishmeiit of this end of any liistn.ml we nave everseen or heard. DTH'K. Tim twki; IWiU'ii tiank ire r.
ill SivjiiH I t.i I ii I tlx ,1 UotlHt- th- lith h. 1 iioi.ni -(--u I)ir i tori- fin th- mm I to truima, am Uai I-iihuu-i in or, l. in I rm w. A. I.si,i a- Ki 1 el.
4, 1SIW. 20-2-1 iv. IX hARNBS' liLOCK Tl' IM i Snitalili- for l.irTH Oth a. n. Cliil.
l.i 'iril Std ii tir-'t ti-or. in ompli tv. 21'2-Jw jpf tSOW.v uuuv SADDLERY, CARRIAG WILDING HA It I WAKE. bn tlit- larsntt an-1 it rt I giKKl-i of ev. ry ttuseriptiou il, Itaa to be in tho Stutt-.
As nt. fir BtUiug Factories, it, -uoplj Leather Ucltliii Uf all ic-, nu hjinl, we i -ffi a. nlrti- assnrtnit nt of Corriaije and llaruo.t Supplies, UaI.ei Aii'l i-oiistantly r. ivinir -niii i ior arti-lt-of Oak aui! If. -ml.
Pitt-ut I'ollar an,) Soht kirtniu ami Winktr, Hai nt- Ii'iriM i ft la Dieted Oil Top anil Hoot Leather, (iron Which offt-r a low MuliOW AN A lliiU I. Kl.THISolUM W. BU. N. SI A.l.i VI A KW IIOOIC STOItli MONITOK BLOC I.JV1CE ST31EET, ST.
ALBANY Has l'i-cn opuaed by the i be foHUtl vanetv of UOOI. OY ALL KlXh 1 1'KR. i. vin rio StT -i-ojik- Titvt in hu Una and a l-ii'tfi' rariwtv Fm-r limnN, uuuiaf fn. too ui-ntion.
i- f-- iu utl Periodicals, Newspapers An-l other PWio.if!oi tunail ot i i Tlio htock iti cntirtl d.n for canli. iimnv aitn-U at lai con-it trum foniuT timt-H, h- ioo.li i-ato advaiii-e. I'artM-nUi art. tiuun 1 1: to -iipplvuiif orck-rt for all Iii iuj J- -u-t-il, winch are not kept in st. k.
Terms Cash, i'j-tr r. ii. lviui Slock Xtw 1'oct. Feb. 111 1JH1K-1 5-20a ru, l2 Io coup.
Of ree 7-JOhJbIv U. S. 6s 81 rc-g ALII.V.VS MAUlCET- AflLlH, tlriwl, imrlu Ii.A. imr bushel, tlC.TKIt, ptr UfctSE, LVimi, vcr biii'hcl, UIIS JlKAL. pr per tun Miipertine, extra, Joiiblo oxtra 3I-J1 jn.r I os-rotr, Lard, ir Oats, i cr i-lni, Osioss Pork, ni, ck-sr Dresswl Hogs, I'otaToes, per liueliel, IlTE, Salt, Canada, rurlt a islam! JIaplb Suoau Wool, per i00D per IIOSTO.V 31AUKKT1-V1.
a. Fluur Western suporno common oitraj medium, extraa gocxl and choice, in chiding Gouusso, Can IS 73 10 30 11 00 i 12 ada, Ohio, 3tichigan, 11 30 153 17 o. St. cooil and clioii-e. 11 00 Coru Heal per bbl 6 50 a 8 50 a i-aiiipcrbuDliel: Corn, western mixed 1 Si Oatf Xort'n, Wcsfn, Canada, 87 live 1 73 ii Beans, wliito a 9.
IS- 31 1. Jlolaaiif-rer gallon: unua i CK-ufucgoti S3 Ii l'i ii vUioni Per bbl Pork -pnmo IS a mess t.t 2 Co clear 21 50 a Bc-ef Eaetern ami Centers mens and extra 21 00 a Tvnl. in MiIm. ami Hi liniter gontl an.I cliuico 40 i CIiccho" li a l'cr uuoa H4 a Powdered n. Crushed fid it Granulated ot a Coffee 00 a WoolDoiIESTIC: 37 a Common 33 a I lllllGIITOS JIAItKKTFtb.
3. -It 1 i 004 tf' 13 111.0 IOO on taU -weight of htdc, tallow Worklnj; Onjieo a 260, or tovalniras beef. a an may do agreeu; rarrow and ordinary 35 a 53. SUep ttitilLamb-4 a 5 I- txtra 1230 ft ru ivji licail. -Slnl WliolOBilc.
00 a COc; ret ureBseu, 00 0 00 cents. Pat Wium ri Vtal Calvej0 0Oa 00 08 iwrhoad.l IlIiin.Brk'ilnn. 10 nA i i. iter v'v 1 Fed. 6.
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