Newspaper of Burlington Free Press, November 11, 1836, Page 2

Newspaper of Burlington Free Press dated November 11, 1836 Page 2
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FRIDAY MO UNI NO, NOVEMBEUiU. TUB ELECTIONS. The .Presidential contest is now over, and a few days will put us in possession 01 Iho result. Tho flection took place in Ohio and Pennsylvania, on the 4th, in Maine, New Hampshire, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Delaware. Virginia, Gcorgio, Kentucky, Indiana, Mississippi, Jllinois and Missouri, on tho !7th,-and in Vermont and Louisiana on the 8th. This lilt, it will be seen, embraces all the doubt Tu) States. Maryland, Massachusetts, and Alabama elect on tho 14th, Tennessee and North Carolina on the 17th, Rhode Island on the 23d, and South Carolina by ho iLcgislature. We have received returns from a few counties in Pennsylvania, some of which how a very handsoma gain fur the Whig 'ticket since the October election. But -these accounts come to us through the atmosphere of the New York election, and, inasmuch aa we are disposed to elect Gen. Harrison without the aid of Pennsylvania, -we shall, for thu present, set her down against us take Ohio, and be ready to welcome the young Lion of tho West. The South tho chivalrous South who believes that she has put on the collar and bowed to corruption ? Wc are not of those. In this State, there has been compara tively little excitement on tho subject. The Vanitcs in this county tried to raise a breeze, but ciidcntly failed. The vote is much smaller than at the September elec tion, but our majority will be relatively about the same. It will not vary much from 300. Returns from a few towns in Washington County, show a very handsome gain for the Whig ticket. The following arc all the figures wc have been able to obtain : Harrison Van Burcn. 293 74 47 Burlington Colchester Williston St. George Shelburn Richmond Wcstfurd Essex Charlotte- Milton ilincsburgh Huntington Watcrbury Middlesex Duxbury Montpelicr Berlin Barre Worcester St. Albans, Georgia, 272 27 60 40 G6 85 105 72 102 14S 129 48 187 77 CO 245 145 l?9 15 86 133 24 82 44 95 22 96 44 50 109 52 22 309 152 218 1 14 24 mnj. The members of the Legislature, together with the officers of both Houses, cast their votes for electors on Tuesday at the Stale House. The following is the result as giv en in Walton's Daily Journal. Harrison 174. V. B. 90. The members from the 3d Congressional district also balloted at the same time for member of Congress no choice having been made at the September election. Horace Everett Alden Pat ridge Martin Flint 28 12 2 Our last advices from Montpelicr say -that the "surplus" will bo apportioned to tho several towns according lo their pop ulation. Mr. . STACT Mv atlenion bavins been drawn to the nilijecl ol nn improteil communication be tween litis village mid I lie Fulls, by mi article which appealed in jmir p.ier Inn or three weeks since, I hate lately traierreil iiml examined, with aome aire, (lie ronle iliere indicated. Although I hate lonz thought that the want or nn casv nnd direct communication between the l.inding place at the Luke nnd the valley of Union River ivns one oflhe principal local obstacles to the growth nnd prosperity of thi Village, jet I taken it for granted that t lie difficulty tins an incurable one, nnd could only be mitigated, by iiKending the College Hill, keeping neiiily that leiel in the river, nnd then ciussing to fome bluffon the Essex side, and thus avoiding the Fall altogether, and I con (en I was not prepared lo belieie that so conieu. ienl a route to the Fall us jou hate described could exist, nnd jet hate been rn long overlooked. Willi these prepossession', I commenced the ex amination, and fuuud lo my iiuprise, a course eeminglv inaiked out by nature, along uhicti a toad may be constructed, ut cicu less cost than your niiicbt would one to suppose. It is . difficult, no doubt, In estimate by the eje the com. pnraliie distances bv the piesent rnad, nnd the proposed route, but I am certain I cannot rir in laying thai u Iraieller would L'nin in time, twice or thrice as much as lie would lose in distance, lo ay nothing of lite greater plcasuie nnd conven ience tobolli Man nnd Ixmsi. In fact it would be n ride of but lea or tnelie minutes from the Square to I he Fulls, ami llirre woul.l be no hill nl nil for midable to the heaviest team. The iinpoil.iuceof this improiement both lo die village nt llie Bay and llial at llie Fulls, can hardly be over estim.ilrd, esperiullv, if, ns lias breu said, mid as llie confor mation oflhe ground set ins lo indicate, it is prac ticable lu change the couite of llie road (ruin the Bridge lo the Essex tine in such u manner us lo f.'ive n mile or more in distance, and a great pan of the rise. It is well known that a large fiorlion of llie lumber, wood, produce unil other leavy nrlir.les consumed or shipped nl the Hay is brought fiom the North side of llie riier, nnd it is very obvious that nil improvement which shall ena ble n team lo cany near double llie load must ben crit ImiIi teller nncfhi.jer the foitn-r. by the in created convenience, nnd romequently diminished xpense of transport, and llie latter by the reduc tion of price nl which the produce ran be iifTurded. The transport oflhe rnw material in one direction, and of manufactured goods, hjdi'.illlii: lime, nnd other industiial products iii the oilier, between the Day and the River, mutt speedily be very great, and if nothing were to be gninrd beyond simply facilitating liie intercourse between these two 'points, I think do candid man will deny thai the I the w hole rounlry vhirlfccntrcs liere It i so Itlwnlv interested in ilie hniirotcnient, it n obvious dial no tiuio ought lo be. lust In accomplishing il. A FHISBD TO 1MPROTEM EKT, No one, it seems to us, can travel over Ito ground above alluded lo without com- irg to the conclusion of our correspondent! and it 13 indeed wonderful to us, that so itnpor'.ant, and at the same lime so feasible an improvement should have been so long overlooked. It is only to bo explained by the general .fact, that, where nature has been most lavish, men ore prone to bo most negligent. We cannot but hope, however that immediate measures will be taken to have tho route surveyed. The leaves are now off, and it is just the season. Hydraulic Lime. Wc alluded lately to the discovery of an extensive quarry of hydraulic lime, or water cement, on the land of the Burlington Mill Company at Onion River Lower Falls, and wc are hap py to be able to state, that further experi ments have so fully established its value, that the company are about erecting a kiln for burning, and machinery for grinding the stone, on a considerable scale. Tho immense variety of uses to which this ce ment may bo applied, such as locks, dams, cisterns, drains, conduit pipes, and the like, renders the discovery of this article an event of great importance to tho country bordering on tho lake, where the high price of tho cement (from g3 lo $0 per bar rcl) has hitherto prevented its finding its way into general use. Maryland. --Nothing new has transpir. ctl in relation to the choice of a Senate. There is, however, a fearful strife in the social and political elements of the State, which, we fear, must end in commotion, and probably bloodshed. Already the mut tcring thunder is heard which precedes the tempest. May Heaven preserve and pro tect this one of the good old thirteen ! Bad men have conspired; it is time for good men to unite. (Nat. Int. FROM TEXAS. By tho arrival of the schooner Shenan doah, from Velasco, at Now Orleans, ad- vices nre received from that port to the till) of October. No news from ihc'artny. Lt. Jeremiah F. Johnson of the Toxican schooner Independence, died at Marion about the 10th of October. The Toxian Telegraph of Oct. 5, con tains the (unimportant) procedings of the first Texinn congress and the message of President Burnet, frnni which last the New Orleans Bulletin gives extracts. l ite President describes llie means re. sorted to for obtaining funds, the ordinary plan of lnans Having provcu melted no 1 The govcrmcnt has appointed ogpnts in New Orleans and Mobile, authorized to issue scrip for one million acres of land, at the minimum prce ot 5U cents per acre The military organization is declared defective, and (ho President intimidates that now accessions ol "inose generous champions of liberty," to wit, volunteers from the United Stales, arc desirable, but reprobates enlistments for short terms- A continuation of tho land system is rcc ommended. The judicial department is also pronoun. ced inefficient, especially in regard to Iho administration ot criminal justice. Wc have no doubt of it. A district judge B. C. Franklin, Esq has been appointed for the district ot Drczos, tor the adjudication ol prizes. The President concludes with an earnest admonition to 'banish from the councils all parly spirit and political intrigue," and to o nave in oiner respects like honest pco pie and good republicans. MEXICO. Tho last news from Matamoros.savs the Mexicen army is in a melancholy condition mat commerce is at a slant": Mexican troops deserting for want of pay, clothing, and food, and probably from some indispo sition to encounter the men of San Jacinto. Gen. Urrea has resinned, and in fact cverv thing wears a sorry aspect for the Mexican cause while tho star of Texas is greatly in the ascendant. LATEST FROM FLORIDA. The steamer Meridian from Tampa Bav, arrived at Apalachachola on tho 17th of October, bringing new of the failure of the deputation sent to negnciato with the Seminolcs for peace, of which wo have given a full account. Aatio, tho chief of tho deputation reports that he fount the chiefs of the Scmtnoles in a hammock in the Withlacoochie swamp, surrounded on all sides bv deep morasses, ponds, and nn almost impenetrable under. brushwood, with about three thousand five hundred of their people men, women ond children. On tho proposal being made to Oseola to lay down his arms and retire to the Westward, tho reply was firmly and decisively "Ncv or the land isours, and ue will din nn it.' They boasted of having beaten off other armies of iho whites, and speak confidently ol their ability to withstand the present preparations against tltcin. More disasters The U. S. steamer, Gen. Izard, in attempting to ascend the Wilhlacnocliie with supplies for the depot, got aground at the mouth of the river, with her bows on the bank on one side, and her stern on the other and 0 feet water in the middle nl tho channel. In litis awkward position they remained till tho tide went out, when her centre timbers gave way and she bmko down Her stores being rnnsuy wci u is supposed will be saved. Hnw she came in this awkward position seems not lo be well understood. It is saitl that she was made fast over the night by bow ond slcrn line ; and in the morning it was found that her bow lino had been losened, and that she had floated, round into the position above stated. Mr. No. body appears to have done llio deed per lisps a bold and crafty Seminole. B03T0, Oct. 89. Loll of Ihe British ileamer Royal. Tar. Capt. Thomas Howes, ol the steamboat liangnr, lias poiueiy lurnisncu ns witu tne following particular (if the loss of the above vessel, obtained from one of its pas sengers: The steamer Kovol 1 or. Thomas Kecu, master, of and frntn St. Johns, N. B. for Port and. left on Friday tho 2 1st inst. with about 90 to 100 passengers, including crew On dock were an elephant, two camels, several horses, and a number of caged ant mats, comprising a travelling caravan. On Tuesday, 25th, when crossing Pe nobscot Bav. and within about two miles of the entrance of Fox Island thoroughfare, it was found that the water was out of tho boiler, and as tho wind was blowing a very heavy gale from N. W. at the time, the boat was anchored for the purpose of filling the boilers; and in about an hour after, she was discovered to be on nre. The engineer, withfiftuca other persons, immediately jumped into the largest boat and made for the nearest land to leward. which they reached in safely in about four hours. Capt. Reed promptly took posses sion of tho only remaining boet, and took a position a short distance to the windward. Three gentlemen passengere, and good swimmers, committed themselves to the water, and were taken up by Capt. Reed. The cable was slipped and sail made on tho boat with tho hope of reaching the shore, but the flames spread ao rapidly from aft to forward that her mainmast was con sumed in a few minutes, and her tiller ropes being burnt away she drifted broad side to the wind directly nut to sea. A signal of distress had been made, and it was fortunately discovered by tho Reve nue Cutter stationed at Castinc, then about four or five miles to the windward, and she promptly bore up lo her relief. Capt. Reed put on board of her the persons in his boat, and then immediately commenced taking off those remaining on board the Roval Tar. At this time she was a miss of flames nearly from stem to stern; ssmajl space forward which had not yet taken lire, with the bowsprit, bobstay, itc, vas crowded with the survivors. Those oi the quarter deck were driven overboard ty the flames, and such as survived were hanging to the davit tackles, chains, and ropes attached to the rudder. Many were suspended by rapes secured on deck, but as the fire reached them, were precipitated into tho sea and drowned. The cutter unfortunately had no boat of sufficient size to render any assistance in taking off the sufferers ; and having run powder on board, lieut. Dyer, in command, did not deem it very prudent lo approach very near the wreck ; so that the work of rescue was unavoidably very tedious. Capt. Reed, however, firmly and reso lutely persevered with his boat, though il was with some difficulty that hf could ob tuin an efficient boat's crew to approach the wreck, fearing the elephant would go overboard and destroy the boat. The last boat left the wreck a little be fore sunset, with one solitary frantic fo male, the last on board, whose sister and child had both perished before her eyes. The loss of lives is estimated at from 26 to 32 ; there being some small children on board which had not been inserted on Capt. Reed's passenger list, the precise number cannot be ascertained. The prompt nnd praiscwori'n decision of Capt. Reed in securing the boat was the only means by winch (lie life o! an indtvid ual could have been saved. The elephant, camels and horses jumped overboard, anu an tne animals in cages were burnt. None of the passengers' or crew'a bag gagn was saved. Many of the trunks, &c. were thrown overboard in hopes that they might be picked up. The cutter landed the survivors about 0 P. M. at the Isle of Hunt, where they ro- recctveu me most Hospitable treatment from tho inhabitants. We learn there was n large amount of specie on board the Royal Tar. Portland. Oct. 31. The dreadful steamboat calamitv yet con tinues to attract universal attention. The loss of human life.lhe loss of the wild beasts in the Caravan burnt to death loo in their cages, the loss of property in other ways and the great variety of hazardous escapes render it one of the most remarkable acci dents upon record. I wrote you hero to day that the Elc. pliant is saved. After the fire in the boat began to burn him, he leaped overboard and swam two or three miles loan island went into a barn yard, and after frightening the cattle there out of their wits, was taken care of by ihe proprietor of the farm. One of the mnagerio hands wi-re put on shore to take earn of him. The poney in the same menagerie also swam ashore. It is said that wlicn Ihe Elephant jumped from the boat, he made signs with his trunk for his keeper to go with him. This keeper or some oilier person in the menagerie, after wards jumped overboard with $500 in spe cie tied round his waist, and sank immedi atcly. An Irish woman was seen standing on deck will, her clothes on fire, and when the flames reached her cap, she jumped overboard and was seen no more. The scene throughout must have been one oflhe most awful imaginaiion can picture. HnnRinr.E Sn.rwiiECK.-On tho 29th July, the Volunteer, of Hull, Capt. Clarke. and 50 deg. 30 mm. W. ogi,ude, about a hundred m, cs from Capo Breton, discoy dnfa ,v.e"el 10 "'ON E having a sig nal of distress at the mast head. The ! ! IT""011 "J "ent to her assist. North s1,in.""d 'r?' l be 1,10 IIann- Nor h Shields. Capt. Clough, from the T r w,e"ce- ''den with deals. 1 hsy found on board tho master, mate and second ,0 walk, and four of the crow lying insensible; thev were ol put or. board, and conveyed to The Volun teer, hut iho master and the second were all that were able to cruwl up ,he ship s ladder ; the oihers wero oistePj ,n ... a hammock. Every care was taken oPf the poor fellows, but th0 ip',, cnkl"vn0 so exhausted that he did he fiillowing morning, and was consigned. a t e de "f The rc,,ng., i eraduallyxeCQvered; The crew of Il7e Hannah nrgi's'liy cnnsT.i. cd of twelve men;, .she Cnp5i?rJ on the 16th July, when all her provisions and one of tho crew, a Portuguese, woro washed overboard, the others clung to nor sine" for two days and two nights, when they Biip.ppflnil in rut liner awav her topmast ond sbo righted. I'hcy men pui up o pmuu carpel tonic mainmast as signal m uim-. and for ten dreary days and nights llipy were on buard without food, oilier than the flesh cut from tho body of a dead com naninn. and even this thev could not bring themselves to eat until after seven day's starvation. They had no oilier than salt water to drink. On the 12th day they saw a sail, and rang tho bell and shouted with all their might, but tho vessel wont on its course nnd was soon out of sight. On tho 9th day a man full overboard, and in the eveninrr a man died in the rigging. Driven to the 'last stage ot Limine, tney opencu tne body, look out tho liver, which they ato. and occasionally cut pieces from the body althourrh with tho most revolting dtsgusu to sustain life for a season. Part ot the body was seen by themen oflhe Volnntocr. On the evening before their providential discovery, one of the boys became delirious. and screamed for his father and prayed of his fellow sufferers not to cnt lnm as tney did iho body of iho man. The poor boy died in the night, as did another man. and they committed their boJics to the deep. The six survivors landed hero on Wednes day, 31st of August. Hull Adv. Accident. A melancholy accident oc curred at Brookline, Vt. on Tuesday last. A large number of persons were engaged in raising the roof of a brick meeting house, and as they were hoisting the bell deck, the props underneath gave way and about finy persons were precipitated to the ground, a distance of about twenty feet, among the falling timbers. Several arms legs and shoulder!) were broken. One man had a spike four inches long, attached to a pole, driven into his back. About twenty five persons were more or less injured. Worse than Barbarous. The Low ell Courier tells us that a fellow calling himself a man, a foreigner, having a de mand against a fellow countryman, purcha sed a writ a few days ago. went with a constable, who is also n foreigner, and stripped the house of every tiling it con. lamed, furniture, wood, provisionsevery thing. Tho wife and two small children of the debtor, (who had gone away fur few days) were in the house, and were left l here with no bed, no food, no fire, no fuel. The creditor returning to survey I ho des olation he had made, saw under the head oflhe infant in the cradle, a small pillow; this he also drew out, and added to the pelf which he had taken, leaving the child upon the bare board. That night the a but houseless mother wrapped herself in an old cloak which had escaped the eye of the creditor, and slept upon Hie slightly warm hearth, without bed or pillow. Wheat and Flour, It is not surprising that much anxiety should bo fill upon a tubjccl which touches so nearly tho comfort and almost (lie existence, ol Ihe people. This natural solicitude has called forth various articles from the commercial press, some uf which furnish facts and speculations, botli curious and interesting to the public, Jt is now admitted that a very general deficit has taken place in tho Wheat Crop of Iho coun try, and that tho vacuum must be supplied by importation, to amount of perhaps, fivo millions of bushels. This calculation is inado after taking account the diminished consump tion consequent upon increased economy, and llie partial substitution of olhcr articles, 6uch as tho polaloo and Indian corn, the crops of which have been or promiso to be, fair upon an average. This foreign supply must be obtained from lite ports in tho Baltic, Mediterranean and Black Sea, as well as from Bond, in England, much of which has been derived from ihe United Stales. Somo of the papers arc deprecating the alarm, or rulhcr anxiety, which prevails upon this subject, as calculated to produce a panic, disastrous to various interests in tho country. This apprehension results from a falso view of tho matter, for tho occurrence of such a par.ic at an early stage, is a circum. stance which furnishes tho best remedy against tho evils incident to a scarcity of the staff of life. This is well known in England, where indications of an unpromising crop are immediately proclaimed, that merchants may bo induced to resort caily In foreign countries, lo supply a deficit, which if realized musl inflict so much misery upon a populous country. This early intimation, this prcma luro sensitiveness, is moro indispensable to the wclfiro of this country, than lo that of Great Brilan, which latter being within : few days sail of the great grain growing dis trictsof Europo, can alvays supply herself with much greater promptitude than distant America, which must have rccourso lo the same market. Much curiosity has been exhibited to know tho average annual amount ofgrain produced in tho United Slates. Thcro is no data which enable us to arrive at an accurato re sult, but the following table, it is said, pre sents as close an approximation, as tho cir cumslanccs of tho case will permit : Indian Corn 100 000,000 Wheat 50.000.000 nyo 20.000,000 Oats 20.000.000 Bailey 1,250,000 It must not be forgotten that South Amcr ica and tho West-Indies, arc as dependent on us for tho article of Flout, as our own citizens The annual exportation amounts lo some thing like seven hundred thousand barrels. Now it is imposiblo, as soma would suppose. lo diminish Iho threatened scarcity, by ad ding this amount to Ihu homo consumption, as these countries cannot do without tho ar tide, at whatever prico it may be held. The increased economy which Ihey will be obliged to practice as well as ourselves, will indeed have tho effect ofdiininishing Iho amount ox ported, but this cause will scarcely carry the quantity below fivo hundred thousand bar rels. Il must bo recollected, while making this calculation, that tho countries in question cannot changu their marl immediately, by resorting to Iho ports of Europo. The ship ments from there aro always inado in grain, and there are no facilities in South-America, or the West Indies, for tho extcniivo conver sion of iho aniclo of flnur. But, concluding it may bo interesting lo mention ono facl, which will bo as curious as now to most of our readers. It is asserted, and that in the most confident manner, that wheat may bo shipped from llio Uallic and Mediterranean at about half tho rates charged upon Iho same article from Rochester to Now York and ono fourth of what ia charged from Ohio.. Makimr even some allowance for exaggeration hi this statement, It presents a curious fact, tho iin portance or which ta enhanced by tho circum stance that for many tno:lhs In Iho year our internal navigation is entirely closed. Wo Imnn ihn nnvrtl and tinnKnocted atalo of the '. I... ...lit !J !.lll I grain mantci, win muucu iruuinyuub hibi- clmnls in turn mcir aucmum 10 win imuiti, i and that their consequent exertions win tuna to their own profit, as well as lo llie benciti and prosperity of Iho country. The Toi.ip Mania. The tulip mania which prevailed to so great an extent in Holland, in tho 17lh century, was believed, until lately, to have had its origin In a pas sion for flowers. There is abundant rea. son. however, for supposing that this pas Rion for flowers was only a pretext, which served tt disguise an unconquerable pro pcnsity for gaming. 1 ho process was similar to speculations in certain kinds of stocks or real estate. An individual would aprec to give n certain price, say a Ihou. i-and florins, for a species of tulip, to be delivered in one month. This flower he never saw, nor expected to see. At tho expiration otitic month, ir the prices of this species of tulip had advanced, lie exacted not the tulip, but tho difference in the price, lie-sides, this trathc in tulips was nut carried nn in gardens or conserva tories, but in coffee houses and on 'Change. Il was frequently the case that neither the seller nur tho purchaser ever saw the In lips which brought them affluence or ruin. Wc repeat, this tulip mania had its rise in a spirit of gaming which took the place of lotteries and dice, and, for a time, seemed tu paralyze the hand of industry, pervading every rank and occupation, and reducing tu poverty and despair thousands of individu als. In one city in Holland the traffic in tulip is said tu have amounted in three yenrs to ten millions of florins ; at the end uf which time the people came to their senses and wondered at their folly. It is related that during this tulip mania, a vex atious accident happened lo a broker who had undcttaken to cultivate in his garden some rare kuus of tulips. He employed a sailor one thy to do a small job of work, and gac him fur a rccompence. a pi'.xe of bread and dried herring. The sailur re. tired to the summer house to cat his lun cheon, and seeing on tho window what he look to be some unions, he siezed them at once, and ate thorn with his herring with exqimile relish. But the grief and indig. nation of the merchant may be only conceived, when, on entering his summer house, he found that three or four tulip bulbs, valued at several thousand florins, had been sacrificed lo appease tho hunger oflhe gormandizing sailor. The tulip mania, though under another name, often rages in this country to a grcal extent. La-,t yrar it touk iho form of Maine lands; what shape it will assume next, it is difficult to tell; doubtless wc shall soon know, for the spirit of specula tion will have way. Bust. Journal. LEGISLATURE OF VERMONT. Saturday, Nov. 5. Senate Bills by Mr Brings, for re lief of Louis Grandy. convicted nf keeping a house of ill fame in Vrrgom.e. fined g 1 50. and committed for want of bail read twice and laid upon Ihe table- Reports of cnmmilleesbU relating to highways, reported by com. on roads and canals: laid on the table; bill defining the duties of sundry State officers, by Mr Hub bell, read twice and orderercd to be en grossed; incorporating the Barre manufao luring Co.; by Mr Henry, with amend ments reducing the capital to gl 50,000 and providing for Ihe first meeting uf iho cor poration within one year, oinendmnnt adopted and the bill ordered lo bo cmmis- sed; Mr Bell, Ihe bill incorporating literary and scientific itislittitiim-, reported wit li amendment which was adopied nnd Ihe bill road a 3d time, nnd committed fur amendment; by Mr Pierpoint, from the com. nn claims; to James Dwver and Adol phus Paul, and the bill to pay Samuel B Booth, Ihe sum mentioned in each, fclaim growing out of acts of suspensiun) both laid upon the table. Ilesalulions, from tho house. asinninn a day for election of a Brig. Gen. Mr Phelps moved an amendment, providing for the election of another Brig. Gen. on'tlie same tiny, which was adopted, anil the resolution, thus amended, was concurred in. Bills lh! bill ascertaining the principle upon which the grand list of this Stale shall be made, was taken up, senate in cum. ot the whole, considered by sections, fur ther amended, reported, the amendments' concurred in, nnd the bill passed. This bill in its present shape, excludes brass clocks and time pieces from tho list places slud horses, except those employed solely for labor, at g50 taxes foreign bank stock, steam boat, turnpike and corporations places capital employed by merchants and others, whether owned or borrowed, at 6 per cent upon Ihe whole amount invested, nnd tnxes buildings upon public lands. These are the essential provisions of the bill that differ from the existing law upon the subject nf taxation House Bills by Mr Carpenter of W to prevent gainblnng, referred to General com.-, by Mr Converse, relating to high ways, tu com. on roads and canals; by Mr Peck, relating to Vl Mutual Ftre Ins. Co. lo Judiciary com. Laid on Ihe table. Bill for distribution of surplus revenue to llio several inwns appropriating 25,000 fur Slate Hoiie, (final appropriation,) to pay Lebbeus Eg etton 2. 727,07 recharlering bank ufCal. eiionia incorporating Black river bank. Bill taxing lands in Jay, reported and re committed. The bill to repeal 8th section of act re lating to State prison was passed. The bill relating to interest was read a 3d time and Air Fullam moved to dismiss it supported by Messrs Fullam and Adams nf G I, and opposed by Messrs Sawyer of li, t racy, rievuiiam oi i, and Vila s. Senate Bills Mr Phelps, of tho com miltee nn military affairs, reported a bill, regulating and governing the militia nl this Slate, read the first lime and laid upon the tabic; ongrosscd bill lor a 3d reading, au thorising the Treasurer to receive the sur plus revenue, read a 3d lime and passed. HouK On motion, ordered thai a mem ber for each cmiuly be appointed to make up lie debentures uf the House. liillt To pay G M Ordway, referred t" committee af Way and Means; lo pay F F Merrill, to ihe com. of Claims; relative to dismission nfailornics, lo Judiciary com mittee: in ndJilion to -act incorporating Montpolier Fire Co. (Torrent Co.) to Gen. com. , On motion of Mr Sergeant, Tuesday morning was fixed to fill vacancy in Ben nington Co. 'court. I liu house resumed tho constuoraiion oi the Senate bill relating tti interest. I Ho question being upon passing the bill : sup ported by Messrs Tracy, new anu c ncn. and Mr Fullam opposed the bill, wnen Mr Adams of G. 1. mirved an amendment. The speaker decided thai the bill could bo amended, by unanimous consent, or by commitment, and at the request of the chair an appeal was taken, tho objection being that the rules oflhe house are nut applicable to bills from the Senate, and hence there could be no restrictions upon proposition 1o amend. Aflcr discussion by Messrs Smith of St A., Nccdham, Tracy, and Fitch, the decision was reversed, and the amendment presented, viz. providing that after one year a disclosure may be compelled in chancery rejected, and the bill passed yeas 143, nays 2U, Mr Filch moved to dispense with the rules that the house taight consider the de posit bill. Destructive Tins in Newark. N. J. On Friday af'crnuun about 3 o'clock, a fire broke out in a store nn Market street, Ncwa k. Owing lo the difficulty of pro curing water, the flames spread with .fear, ful rapidity, and before Ihey wcri subdued, they destroyed about sixty buildings. The amount oflhe loss is estimated at $200, 000--gl00,000 insurance- Theatre destroyed. We have seep Ilia postscript of a letter dated Cincinnati, Oct al, which says 'Our Theatre was this morning cnliicly destroyed by fire, togelh. er with its contents, loss estimated at g 1 00,000. OAi'o Exchange. A lucid difinilhn JVonomam'n. A case ot monomania, eaid Alike, reading aloud "what the devil's monomania.'" "Arrah, dear, don't ye know? Suppose you were to borrow an article without ax. ing fur it. and thin forget lo put it back again would not thai bo stealing yu fule?" "To be sure it would, Pat, and nothing else." ,, Ilusit, darlint! if you was rich, it would thin be monomania" Matrimonial flours. "If I am not at home at ten o'clock,'' snul a hu-b.indto hit belter and bigger half, "don't wait for me." "That I won't,' said the lady significantly, "I won't wait, but I'll come for you." Ho rctuncd at ten prreisply. IWZZ.'l FOR OLD CALEDOjXIA ! ! Dam-ili.e, Nov. 1C3G. DEtnSiR, Tl e battf-has b: n fouglf, anJ a victory won in Caledonia. In September we were taken by surprisr; now our friends the f ieut's of t he Law, Iijvc rallied nobly, and the result lias fur exceeded my own anticipation, though I was confident of earning the Ciuntv: Harrison. Van Buren. Danville 141 Peachnm 107 Groton 42 Cabot 95 Waldcn 1 1 St. Johnshury 227 Lyndon 149 Bu'kc l2 Wolerford 113 Birnet 120 Wlicelnck 31 171 51 61 137 58 67 93 23 17 51 43 Our net gain in the couily will not vary much from 600 ! ! Our present mojori-y in II towns is 307. The remaining six towns may reduce it a trifle perhaps lo three hundred. IVLYDSOR COUNTY ha also done wonders. Even-tt'ti majority in fourteen tou ns is about 1500. NOTICE. The Inhabitants of Uurlingion nnd vicinity are informed that the Gxaiuinutinn nn.l nl,.l,:i;... - Ihe siudeiiis of Ilurlinsinii Arademv. wilt l,. I,. l i on the lllli inst. Exercises lo commence at 9 o'clock A. .M., mid ai li.ilfp.ijt 6 o'clock I. 91. a general iilienil.ince is solicited. DIED. In this town, nn llie 3I instant, William P. Eaton, aged 19 tears. MARY BROWNING ) TVFAllY nkow. J.TJL NING. of JOS. BROWNING S Burlington, havim. presented her petition lo me, made returnable 10 the supremo Court of the Slate of Vermont at Ihoir term next lobe holden at Burlington, within and for the County of Chittenden, on the first Tuesday in January, 1837, selling forth in subtauco that sho was lawfully married to Joseph drowning, then of liurling lon on llie 2d day of January, 1826, at Hun tington in tamo County, by Ilenjatntn Derby, a Justice of tho f'caco for, said county, I hat she lived with ihe said Joseph from lhat lime to the Gill day of August, 1333, when the said Joseph wilfully descried her, and that lie ha not sinco rendered her any support or assis. tanre and praying that Ihe bonds of matri mony may be dissolved, and such parts of Iho said Joseph's Elate be assigned her as to Iho said Court may appear reasonable. 11 having beon made to appear to me lhat tho said Joseph Browning resides without this state, and cannot be served with the piocess. of this court in the usual form, il is there fore ordered that notice be given of the pen dency of said petition by publishing tho tub stance af llie came together with ibis order, two weeka successively in Iho Burlington Free Press, printed at aaid Burlington, the last of which publications shall be six weeks bo. fore tho session of said Supieino Court, Dated at Middlebury, ihia Bill day of No vember, A. D. 1036. SAM'L S. PHELPS, Judc Sup. Ct. Unrdwnro and Hollowwaro. T IlE subscriber has Just lecei'ved from Now York and is now opening a larga and general assortment of Hardware- and Hollowwaro which he will dispose of on mod erate terms for cash or short credit, at Ihe Hardware Store on (he corner of Church at, and Iho square. ROBERT MOODY, Burlington, Nov. 7, 1036. '

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