Newspaper of Burlington Free Press, January 23, 1846, Page 2

Newspaper of Burlington Free Press dated January 23, 1846 Page 2
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ANNUAL MEEI INO OF TUB CHAMP LAIN AND fiONNECIICUT RIVER U. R. COMPANY, Tlio annual meeting nf this stockholders in this company was hu!i!nn at t ho Court House In Rutland, mi t tic second Wntncf Jy, being the 14th day of Jsuuary, Mild, and was called to order hv the Clerk, nud nn tinmin.atinn, the HON. TIMOTHY K01.I.BI T irsi appointed Clioirin.n. The raiding of the art in Addition In nn act of Inccirpor-itiuTi nf the Company, passed at the O.'tubuc Session of the L"gislalurc, 1S13, was called for. And the same was thereupon read by the Clerk. And on motion of linn. It. I'icrpnint, it was Voted unanimously, Thai the Company - int to, and accept, sit J additional act as a part f their charier of Incorporation. On motion of Gen. Brown, of Rutland, it wai lietolitd. That a Couimittco of twenty-e!glil be appointed by the Chair to nominate to the Stockholders ihirlcon directors for tlio year ensuing. Tlit Chair spprrnled the following gentle mm tu constitute said Commitlee nf Nomina tions : Hon. Mr. Smaller, of Burlington, Mr. MeeehJ of She burnt. Mr. G. Parker, and Mr. Morean, of Wrc'iines, Mr. Niedhim, nf Bristol Ceil. Nash, CifiN'ew II ivsn, Mr. Warner, ond Mr. Stewart ol Middlcbmy, Mr. Ilullock, of Licestrr, Hon. Mr. Hi tens, Mr. C. tV. Conant, and lion. Mr. Spracne, of Hrantlon, Mr. T.,K. House, nnd Mr. Sitnonde.of Pittsfurd, Mr. Slason, Mr, Daniels and Mr. S. II. Hodge, of fl'itlind, Mr. GVaon, of Shrewsbury, Mr. J. Kox, of Walltnuford, Mr. Adams, of Ludlow, Mr. Wm. Smiih, ofCavendish, Mr. Onion, of Cheater, Mr. Hyde, Hml Mr. Orcen, of Hallows Fills, Mr. Prrnli.s. nfKeeni N. Hi Mr. 1'irker, of fiizwill ism, N. II. 'Mr. II itchins, aim Mr. Harrington, of Ucston. T). W. C. Clarke, Eq., of Rrandon present, ed the fo'lnwing resolution which was unani. mously adopted : nitoltid. That a committee of nine lie appointed hv lhxChura'iri juiujaiU. !urJiliulder - in the ChsmD'ain nnd Connect! nt Kivcr Hail tlnnil Coin panjr, resolutions or o her ncfton, in their judgment expedient an-l proper to le at present adopted. The Chair thereupon appointed to ennsti tllto said rnuiintttco : D W. C Curko. Eq. lion. D. A. Sunlley. Hon. H. I'.rrpn'iii, Sunt Morgan, Hon. II 1T-1I, I Inn. A. G. Dion. II. Needlum, E.q Hon, I. I . Uirren. and Jo. Warner. At tine stage in tlio proceedings, the House boing ocesivrly crowded, and it being nil", noiiiircil that large numbers wero unable k obtain admission, it was nn inotion 4 Voted, That thi" merlins do now adjourn to meet again for.hwith at the North Mee injj Hou-e. Whereupon the meeting adjourned, and bar lnj asaembted at the place designated, Mr. V. R. Gilbert, the Engineer who sur veyed the route, and estimated the expense of tlio road, being railed for, addressed the meat in;, making some very interesting and latisfac tory statements respecting the survey, the foaaibility nf the route, the cheapness of the construction of the road, Sic. Sic. When Mr. Gilbert had concluded, Nathan Rice, Esq, of Boston, whoso pres. net was most c -rdially greeted, addressed ilioTHctiiiotf for an Iimui and a half in an elo quent and mo-t interesting anil acccpinuie man ner, and concluded by representing the follow ing proceeding recently adopted by the stock holders in the Fitchburg Railroad Company. After the annual meeting of the stuckhold trsofthe Fitchburg Rail IW I Company, held at its office in Boston on Monday, Jan. 12, 1310, was dissolved Nathan Rico of B iston requeued the s'ock holders to rrniain for the purpose of consider, ing certain resolutions which he proposed, to offer The resolutions wore then drawn by linn, and after ronsidoMblo discussion the fol lowing were adopted : 'Whereas Western Vermont, emhracine iho licit agricultural valley of the Oiler Creel., and abounding in mineral proa unions is endeavoring 10 nave a rnibrmd communication with a sea.port on thoAt Untie, nnl wheteas we are assured that a decided pref-renro is manifested in that region, for n rail road loading through lluiland to the Connecticut River 1 and there to connect with the Cheshire and Fiirhlmrir line, an I whereas we sre also informed that the siib'crinti'ins on the lint of the proposed r niie have- already been ohtnined to the amount of m irit than a Million if D itlars in tlio Country, and a dition il siitn'Tiniious have tieen promised to the aoiiiiint of SijO 000, nroMdtd snfni'ienl encouraue' tnent can be 1 otneitittely uiven liy Huston and her vicinity that the remaining sum requisite for the commencement of the work to the amount of a bout $300 OfO, will be contributed hv her capitalists and Merchants. Therefore Resolved. 1st That we, as Sloikholdera in the Fitchl urg Railroad Comuanv mauv nf ua being also Stock holder in the Cheshire Rail Road Company do fleet wiih Croat pleasure and satisfaction, the enter prise and public spirit now prcvailme in Western Vermont,and in view of the very important odvan tsaes to he derived by our roads from their cxten a;nn to the rich villey of the Oiler Creek, and in view of the benefits that will follow from tins ellen aion to lloston with whose crowine prosperity onr interests are identified do hereby pledje ourselves tJ use our individual exertions to promote its success and to obtain the necessary subscriptions. Resolved, 2d. That the lecent movement at Eat Bennington in llcalini that ureal exertions are mak ing to induea H'e-Ieru Vermont to build a Rail Rnad from the vallev i the Oiler Creek to connect with the Western Rill Road at Pillsfi-ld render it neces asry we shonld now act with decision, energy and promptness. Resulted, 3J. That a delegation be now appointed la attend the rail-road meeline to be hald at Itutland nn the ltlh imt., fur the purpose of perreniiii? these Resolution, and of pledging our assistance in their tinportsnt undertaking. Reolvel. 4ih. That Nathan R!ee, Abel Phelps, T C. Leeds, J. J. Swift, nnd Win, Underwood te sp nointed to attend iliis meetini. nnd thai ihev be au thorited t" fill any vacancies in their number and that those gentlemen u itli such others as they may Dooinl to act wiih ihem I e ntso rra'iested to act as a committee to obtain sn'jscriptions fur the proposed road. Reso'vel, 5th. That the Delegates chosen to at land the Convention at Itutland to forward the in terests of lhat roadJft( instructed to do nothing in any way to atldcl injuri insly other roads which may la trihiitary to iho Cheshire, the Vermont and Mas tarbiisetta. and the Fitehhurg roads." Voted, That a e"iy o iliesa Resolutions be trsns nilttsd to ihe ntoeti'iL' at lliiiland, Vted, that .air. Warren lie rfq'e.ted to act as 6e"retarv and lake a copy or the aboie. Voted, To adj nirn. Attest. G. W. WACREN, 8so. Boston Jan. 11, ISIS. 0 prep-re and rrp irt rcsolulion. or other action submitted the fnlllnwitif. 1 lie under-lgnen, a comniittcn appointcil tn prepare and recommend to the S uckhulders in the Chantpla n and Connecticut River Rail road Cuinpany, resolutions or oilier action in their judgment expediottt and prnper to bo at present adopted, have gUcu to the matter com mitted In them their ileliborate consideration, and aubtnit the following. RF.POR1T. The Committee do not a ipposs that it Is expected of them, or that il can be nc-rsiary, at this lime, to enter upon the discussion either ol the piacticabi'ity of constructing a Railroad from llurlinuton to Con necticut River, 01 the line lamdiirly known as the ' lluiland itotnc,' or 01 ine nenenis inai wouiu ue likely to result Irom the completion of that enterprise, both to the p itdic at larire, and more especially tu the individual sioikhotdera by whose dibits it should be sueressfiilly accomplished. Iloih these prelimi narvquesiion9. an undeniably Important to he a forma-l-vclv settled, have in iheiour-oof the somewhat aninislt'd and eirne-l rnnlroversv. in which the Jrienda of the Rut. and Koad liavo fell themselves compelled to encage (uninrtunatciy, peinnns, lor 110111 enterprises ) with iho alvuiaies of nnniher prnjpci, neen tullv. nnd. there sccma reason to aunnosc sans faclorilv ndius ed. Re this as it Inn V. however, it is not here, before an ascmblnj?e consisting mninly of the Country oinckhoulers in the Kiitlnnd llunn, men who nave sealed tiieir ccntuencc in 1110 enterprise, l, the snbscrin ion of a million of dollars towards Its completion, inai i enn 00 rt'('iiieii in ru't'iner up' on the di-ciissinn, Whreter else faiih in the Rut land Road may be in " leading airiuus," it has at t.inid a sturdy inanhnod in Western Vermont, Nor do we suppose that it is adviseabte. however interesting and satisfactory il might be to mauv, to recapitulate and explain I lie various causes wnicn, 111 our opinion have operated to postpone to a perio I 80 much later than cmild rationally have been anlici pnead by those who loo' nioro at the merit of n cauae man ni 1110 Huriiiiuess in us uini'ici-, intiLdiu mrneement of the work of constructing the Rutland Iluad, and which, by tluir united influence, have ihre.atennd to nverthrow and defeat lli.it crc.it entirpnse. For while tin comnuttice may noun to poes the clearest evidence, and may feel the m ist unt'o llilinz conviclion, of the correctness of their imputation or tlio oruin, cn.aracier nno purpose 01 adverse influences alluded to, they ate well persua ded iliat-uch a recurrence to past transactions is not only foreign to lb- ebjects of this meeting, but would he likely to be far less profrnhlc than the cultivation of a steady, unanimous, nnd hearty determination, for iho future. That I tic just, positive nnd relative claims of the llulianti 110,1a liavo nni miiierto neen prjpcrly acknowledged by those to whom they ban- been presented, is perhap, our mistnrlonc; if how ever, those claims should he rrjeclcd. the mi-fortune will, weinclini! to believe, rest elsewhere. We are led to these observations because tlin ap pointment of a Committee for the purposes specified in the re-nlution under which we act, is an unusual proceeding, inasmuch as the directors if the Com pany are clothed with nil req r.s.te authority to adopt cny course of action for the succe-sful ptosccntion of ths great enicr.msi l-ef ire us. which may appear 10 them "expedient and proper " nun enun-conn-dence is unquestionably felt lhat the Directors will in no rcspirt come short cither ol their own duly, or the just exie.Malion-ol the Stockho derrj The cum uli Ice Ihcrtfi.re conclude ilia' their appointment was made wnb special reference to tho rnunew hat unusual liich hnve thus fur attended nur pto- jeet. While, lmweer. an expression of the views nnd wishes of the SimkholiletS, ill tins tiagoof oiTr MUrptise, tniy not he 11I13 I'utely rtquirtd. il will be doil ted lr) no one, aud least of all, probably, by I lie D.rectois themselves, that such nn exptcsion is, at this moment, in the highest degree desirable. It is of couise, well understood thai a Railroad movement, having the open countenance and encou ragement of a great Corporation in nnoiliT Stale, lias recently been made in llenningtun I he ob,cci of (Ins movement is the construction "f a Ilnhoad exlen hug from Worth Adams to linriington, niua P'r'ectitie a railway connection, by the way nf Pitta field, .Mass, between llurlington nnd lt.isl.ui nnd oilier very desirable markets. A project thus aiming at, anil beyond quesii in con ribtilorv 10, the prospe rity of Wes crn Vcriinint, verv general attention and interest. nd lis claims to that attention and inter est, ii i proper 10 remark, nie enforced not only by their own in nnsic inerns, nut ny ante nnu 7.enipiis advocates among us. Hut Ibis Committee deem it due to their own sense of lair and honorable (lea im ana more in, 1 ted in iiieaentiim and urcins forward tho great en terprise which has thit far occupied our c-flbrls, to say lhat, in their deliberate judgment, the inure-ts, as well as the wihes, of, Iho great body of the Stockholders in the Rutland lioid. canslruin tlicm to adhere in good faith to then original purpose. II we are richt in this opinion, we can perceive no mo- livo for withholding the expression of it." Honesty e pecially the to straight-forward,1 open frank course tor that lias unilornuv i een pur Tlit reading nf the foregoing proceedings. having been concluded, it waa on motion, Mr, Hndcrs. Voted, That the meeting do now adjourn till two oYI'irk. r, m. Aricr.Koax. 2 o'cl'-cc- The meeting being r-illfM In nrder by the Chair. Mr. Rmallev, frnin tho committee In minin.'ta Directum for th year ensuing, re ported the names nf I ho following gentlemen ; TIMOTHY FOM.P.TT. of Hurlington, KAM'I, P.STIIO.V1 of Vorgennes, Wm. N AMI, nf Ni whaven ril.' MNM.KV. of lli ldhbury, JOHN A t ONANT. f llrandnn, CIIKSTF.ll GMNOT.H.nf I'ntsford, (iF.O. T. HODORS. of Rutland, N. T FUI.r.F.flTON. or Chester, Win IIKNRY. of Hellows Falls. JOHN F.M.IOT of Keene, N. H-, HORICK OH AY, of Bo.lnn, BAM'I DANA. SAM'L hf.nshaw, ' And the report waa accepted, 11 I the gen tlemen nnmina'ed wero tliercup. I jnanunour 1eltcted. .Mr. OUrkc frca Uc &m-' '"In'ra is tbe best policy" lhat occurs to this Committee s snd it is a policy lhat never lost a friend who was worth ki-cping, or --a - --r-' ' '"ri'.m nTiiinal purpose of which we speak, was to open to Western Vermont, by the most direct nnd lei-itilo route, too uaston niarKti. iiiu iioiwuu standing that putpo-e has, Inlhcilo, failed to obtain from those whom it proposts to enrich, Iheencnu raging response to which it is justly entitled, aod notwithstanding that the numerou nnd perplexing, And irriMtinir. a!i9i.ic!ea which il has met. have iti nosmhll degree turned tho thoights nnd sympathies of mniiv in another direction, vet wo think It is int to nedouiitei mat tun nriL'inat purpose is sun me favorite one of the S101 khnldera.. Dm, at the same time, we feel rompellel to ,nv. in the most explicit manner, Mai A" purp)ie hut been pursued to a point tchcre it mutt commanil sucrtsi, or tuomti to defeat. Its friends have done nil that they cou'd do, much innre than Hie immediate menus 01 simi lar enlerp'ises. which have been suceeful, have been called on. or expected, to do They have pla ced berore Hie public Hie rrsuiis, (a i xiiiuueo uy profile-, map, and detailed estimates,) of 0 tnnpi faithful nnd thorough survey by 11 e'arelul nnd skillful pnmneer. of ihe hoe of iheir proposed road they have cotlc-cie I and puh'Khed such etitisticn' furls and intortnation as wouui serve 10 1 tneio.iie 1110 im portant question of profitable lies of investment, nnd thy have enlisted in tbe enterprise, the fanning tin-nuf-iciunn and other b isiu, ss interesis if the coun try, to Hie unprecedented extent of a million i t noi iars Further than ibis thev ought not to beaked logo. Whit remain" to be done, nnd done quickly, hv other vnrllet in interest in Ibis project. The siociinoi ers in lite iiuninu unau are notion? quite content wiih their present alotmetil of the ' pleasures of hope." They will probably bereafier wisely dis Lri innate between fair words and efficient action. nn I try to find out their friends, because they have resolved on the rough reality, it tiiey care uttio ur the pomp nnd ceremony, of" breaking ground." That the line from llurlinuton In Rutland will be speedily loca'ed and placed under contract, is render ed very certain. Thedaietm'nition of the inhabitants or Wctern Vermont to secure themselves a railway connection with n niirkel forlhiir inaniifactur s, and surplus agricultural anil mineral prnducnens. cannot be repressed. Hut a Rat'road from Henningtnn to lluiland would not be Hie nampjain if Conntcrtttir Hirer liailrond which thev desire to see comnleted They trust this prujeel will receive an impulse to-day which will carry ii through in its uuiiv. If the ef forts that have already been made shall now bo mel with corresponding efTirts from nbrnad, the woik i accomplished but if on the conltary, our enterprise is anil to encounter hostility where it i entitled to look for zealous eo-ooeration. if our enercetie action is to continue to meet only empty protestations of symphtny, it needs no special wisdom in tills com mittee to predict the inevitable eonsenuence. The un leraigned recommend the passage of the accompanying Kcsolntions. tletolced, 1st. That a pmpr regard f.ir her bui neas interests renuires lhat Western Vermont should forthwith secure to herself a connection by Railroad, ! with Ihe Markets for her Manufa:lurinj, -Mineral and Agricultural vroductions. Resolved. 2d. That with this view ont aim has been, and still is, to aecuii Ihe cnustriciion nf the Champlain an Connecticut tlivcr luuroau 111 us unity and integrity. Re-n'vcd 31. however, That, in one direction or ihnthr, hr the way of Kcene, or Bennington, we will have a Railroad, lleso ved. 4ih. That the. Directors of Ihe Champiain nnd Connecticut River Railroad Company, ate res. pectfullv requested, at as early a date as ihey may oeem expedient 10 lew sn assessment on me iinir, in said Company, and emits the road to le located an I place I under contract, or su h noriion thereof as in Ihnr j'l Igmenl, a regard fi r the interests n the iv'im;iany, ann ior,tne oiermmaii 111 extuesseu tu iiig tntro ir.-siiuuin may appoar 10 uemanu. iiespectiuiiy suunuiteti, P. W. C. ("IjlRKK, D. A SMAI.LIY, It. PIKRI'OUT. SAMUKL MORGAN, H. IIF.l l.. A O DaNA. II. NF.I'.DH AM, T.T. IIARRrTT, JOSKPH WAHNF.R. The foregoing Report, on motion of Mr' Pier point, wia accepted. Mr. Gen, V. Striin? nf Rutland, thereupon laid before the meeting the following cotnntu. nicatioo, which was reau ; nf tin, Weslero Railroad 1 which ltoad wiih Ihe nl ready large biislnlas of their own, can nflord to do the hu-iness of Weslcrn Vermont cheaper than any new Road which must depend almost solely upon this large business for its support. The ciimrriittip who have 1 Ii n honor of addrts-ing t'nn wmitil mil nr-tlt an pun fldentlv of the advantages of the proposed ltoad as an nvi niie to lloalon did they speak their own senlinienis only, un 1111s a iiijeci m are happy to ,ay wo but relieraio 1110 opinion uou assi-rtionsof the mosi dis ingnished Railroad authority in New I'ngland. Already has a correspondence been commenced with the Western Itailrond company whirl, frnm ihn nurancea ntrendv mven. wo have every reason tn believe will reult in Ihe building of Iho lloa I frain Pillsfietd to Rutland, provided n lavnr able connexion can be had w ith )oui company. Tho short lime, however, which the subject has been be. fore that company, will not enable us at this liino tn make any definite proposition for'n connection with your compaoy. vvc are auiunrizcu oy our I'.iigiinki, who has made a cursory examination uf tho route be tween Ibis place (lluiland) nnd Henningtnn, to say lhat it is nno oftlni most reusable routes in New F.ng land that from the appearance of the route generally, he lliinks Itiern need tin 1111 oradu exceeding 40 feet per little t hut of tins he ennuot speak wiih that dearie of confidence, that ho can of the apparent chcapne't of the whole line. This is evident to any one acquaint ed with the geography of New F.ticlaiid. Our vnllies all run Norlh nnd South. The rust nf rrads thus far, has been much Itss, built in tlilso vallics than in any other direction. , In nildilinn Irt Inn nhnve. we h.avo received from friends of the llousitonic ltoad, Assurances of the deepest interest in the sneers nf onr enterprise, frnm which wo have the right In infer that the noblJ and rniirnitpilil, friend fif lhat Uoad will rePond With liberality to any rail lhat may bo made upon them for the prosecution ot our ttottu. Pnr Ihn nlwive rnnvnn wen.k VOU to PlUSUe a Policy which while ave think it tnnl be the most for your own advantage shall not tin detrimental 10 tno inter rsisof the Western Vermont Railroad company. Wo a-lc you (if either ponton or your Uoad is to tic located nnd contracted! in locnle and contract for that portion which, while it will accommodate the largest portion Stnrklinhler nnd hv fur the largest amount of your husines, will nl I ho same timooflcr nn induce- npni iiir inn itiiiui ill-nl inv tvrsiuni Tt'iimiiii ixiiii- road- thus furnishing the mnjorityof ynur Flnckbold- era anil your business n nctier nvenuo to ail inn mar kcla of 1 (in cnunlry al n less expenditure of money to yot r rotnpany, than will ihn luiMing of the Road from lluiland to Hellows Falls. iiv, On the ronirnry should yon iVridn to bui'd your Rond fiom Hellow Fnlls to Rutland, while a larger original onllnv, nn I a larcer cnntitnial expense will be required, while but a small portion of the bnines of Western Vermont will I e accommodated, whii h frt m its small amount must be perpetually charged with enhanced prices 10 pav Ihe expense nf lrnnporiiii m and ihe inn ret upon so lareenn out lay of capital, the cflVct will be, the removal of every indtieemnl for the eonslrneiion of the Wes'crn Vermont Railroad, nnd lima will Westers Virmonl be diptiuil nf nil the numerou advantages whuh wool I bo derived from ill-- construction uf a Railroad through its mtitc length. Lcns-Aao SAnGEAST, A. P. I.VMAN, Geo W. Stbovo, C. W. Fentos. The question before thr meeting being nn !!',r. pisago"nf tho rs "olntinils, rritinrlpiT by Iho coin, inillee, animited and rlnqunnt addresses were tiiido by Mr l'rentiF and Kcene who read a verv interesting loiter frnm Abel l'lielp. K-q, nf Iloslnn, and by Mo'ts Halo of Koenr, I'.uker nf Filzw illiatn, Mr ll hnp nf Bridgeport, ('nun., a iloh'galo frnm the lloii-ntniiic. Ri'lruad (.ii., Air Rice nf Boston, Mr M.rh nf Shrews bury. Mr J. A. Cntiant, Jutlgi; SpragilP, and Mr Clarke nf Brantlnii, Mr I'icrpiint nf Rutland, Mr Sintlley nf Burlingtnn, Mr Roberts "f Minchca tor. Mr Ilirringlnn nf l)olnn, and Mr Orttislieo nf Rutland, witn in tlio cimrso of his icmarke, read tlio follorting-lcller from Mr ll-irbicl;, the engineer nf the North Ad.ims Railroad. Leonard Saraeanl. A. P. L',vum, O. II'. S.'ronc. mnl C. IF. Fenton, ICtnrs. Of.ntlemf.n , I have made a titrsnrv examination of ihe route bjtween Hennington nn I ihi place pre paratory to organizing n tyorpsol l'.ngtnecrs lor pros cculini the purveys. I have been most ngreeahlv sur prised in finding a valley of npwaids of 30 miles in extent, between thesj mouiilnins, where the natural ob-tacles and nhstiuclions have been of so lil'le mo ment. It would bo nt to impossibility for anv Kn gincer to say, proeiely, what would be the maximum oradeiiDon this line or in tact cny oilier line, without first making a survey, lint by minparp-on w ith tbe felt-ires nl other linis, with the llo isntome uillroao, Ihe Pinsfield and Norlh Adams Uoad, now ron'riiet inn (.vlb -I-U-Io r;'lll it- l,,i not nesiinie to say mat n ntti n-n exceen -iv itl p-r mile nnd probably four-fifiam of tho whole line 1,- than 20 feet per mile, The rot cf ibis line will h,nr comparison with Ihe mst favored. ThcPnt fi'-ldantl Adims Railroad, of which I have llo-honor to be Fn gineer. iestima'etl to cost nhout S'il 0C0 per mile nnd contrnci bam been made 10 responsible (Vntrnrtnr which will bring the cost within that nuiniinl of this sum iSlO.oPnnO is riiinated for the superstructure and 31O00.00 for lantl damagis, leaving about 57,500.- U0 for the graduation. I.tllier nt ihee tnreniiem nre hrger than they eottld be upon Hits hni- and 1 think I am warranted in making the trjteinenl that thts route would not cost over SCO 000 per mile. I have cr.nipared notes also wnh Mr Itilhert's Survey 10 Hur lincion, and I t'o not hesitate to sav it rao he built eq tally as 1 heap a lhat part of the Connecticut River and Champlain Road. I have the honor to be, gentlemen. Your most nli't. servant, F. HARHACH. Rutland, Jan. II, 131G. The questions being taken on the Resn'ti lions, thoy were adopted with great iininmity, but two otes being given in tlio negative. On iiintion of Hon. A. O. Ulna, it was 1'iM that tlio proceedings of this meeting be signed by the l'rceidcnt and Secretary and published. Whereupon, Mr. Linslev mado snrr.o brief and animated rrniatke. rntu liiiling with a tnnlinn that this niccliiio do now adjourn, which was carried. And the mealing wan thereupon adjourned by tlio I'rcsiucm, nine ute. T. I'OI.LErT, President. Saji'l. Swift, Secretary. the largo and numerou manufacturing lowna of the I election of President anrl VJco PresiJcnt fo ..inland" S.ittcs-proviinngror.lioclioico thccrletipl coifimunicalion with lloalon, i.y means ui inu s inii:, iniur 1111; vuar iouu, v . vote 01 lliu iciiilo ol till) country, urui-rcn tu lie prinleil and reforrctl to tlio Committee of lliu Whole, Mri V. liiivlnR slgnifteil H de sirn to stilnitit lit views upon lliu subject. nlr H. liter ol 111., oiTeruil 11 resolution sig nifying lliitl no surrender of Territory nf Oregon liu madu-gio nngRtiutlons untvrct into lor 111:11 purport!, iVn., uin-rii-u 10 inn Pri'sidtint. Ou QUiiiun of-Mt Wiullirop, l.iid in llm table. A bill prurldingTor tlio erection nfn Statu Government in tlio Tcrritnry of Wisconsin wtis in trod 11 red nnd referred to tlio Commit tee on Territories. Wr.DNr.ti.v, Jan. 14. Senate. Tito Senate was ng.tin in Exeriitlvo session to day. Among tho linsini'ss Inmsuctcd in pub lic session was lliu introduction of 11 series of resolutions liy Mr Ciittoiidcn, providing that t tin President hit enipovveri'il to give notico of lltti tfiitiinalitin of tint Joint Occupanry whenever, in Jiia iitilmticnl, the pulilii: goud demanded it, provided llm dispult' wits not settled lii'fnro the iiiliiiuriitiietil of Congress, .Mr Allen was ng.itn floored to-day. lie wished to iutrndiirc n hill dfclariilory of lliis cniinliy's posiliun with regard to foreign intPtfi-renci! on t Ills Contlnniil, Mr Cilli.-.tin guvt) Mr Allen nn overhaul ing for having introduced sucli n bill, being Chairman of the Cnuiuiiili-e on Foreign Af fairs, without ronilling tlm nit-niliers of that Comtnillce. A litl-ii win niatln to I iv tin' liuaint'ss nn the' I'iSjqe "Yi-iis nnd Nujs railed; Y'MS 23, N.tVS 21 Messrs. C-illiniiti, Lew i, Wesleoll, Mi OulTie nnd Chiintiers voting in thn tilTiriiiiilivi'. Mr Ciillnndon nlTored lite rrsolution wliicli was read, nrdercd printt'd nnd m ull! the spe cial nnlec fur the IO1I1 nf Fell. IH'Jtt. A Resolution concerning Oregon Terri tory. Whereas, by Ihe rntivi'iitinii conclud ed 1111 tlm 2()ili di'v of October, 1818, I10 iween thn United Stales nf Amrrici nnd lite King of the Uiiileil Kingdom of Great Rri .iin and Irelentl, for the period nf Inn years, nnd afterwards indefinitely extendi il nnd enn tliinetl in force by iinolh-r rniivi ntinn nf lite s 111111 pirties, rn:)rlu.li-il llm Gill day nf Au gust, 1827, it was agreed ill it any rnuntry tint tn i he rl.iinied liy eilluT party on. tin- iNorlli-West Cnasl nf jXjip.TtroTVvesfwari of tlio Sln:n' 'ITiLckv Miittiit.iins. now rum r.loirrv"ciil!ed llm Orreon 'IVrriliirv, slinuhl together wiih its liailinr, bas, mil creeks

mid llm navigation of nil rivois witltiti tint a line, lie "fr',rWfrr)prn"tn the vessels, cili- zmif is sill snluerls nl the two powers, lint witlinul preinilirtt to tiny rloiiii Inch eilltr uf llm parlies nii"lit liavn to anv part nf saul country; and with' tliij further provision in tin; 2.1 artieh' nf 1I10 said convention ol the Gill August, 1S2T, llial either parly might abrogate and annul said ronvenlinii on giving tine notice 0 twt vo moiillu to in-.' oilier con- CONQRCS3, Tuesday, Jan. 13 Senate, Mr Bagliy gave notico of a llesolulion for nniending thn Cons t it ut lull in reference to llm election of President and Vico President uf tlio U. Slates. Mr Allen gavo notico that at somo early day lie should ask leave to introduce n Joint Resolution declaratory of tlio principles liy which tlio U. S. will Im governed in regard tn Ihe interposition of Foreign Powers in the alTairs of tho Iiidcpciidtut Government of America. Mr Ronton, liv leave, introduced a Dill In repeal the duty nn salt, nntl tho granting ol certain bounties to fishing vessels ; read, and relerreo lo lyotniiiilteo 011 r inuncr. Alter transacting n 1 it 1 1ts piivalo liusiness, the Sen ate passed into Exorutivn Session. In the Iluusu of ICepresetilalives, Mr C. J. Ingersoll, by ri'siiliiiinn, called upon the becrelary or Iho I reasury for 11 plan of 11 Suh-Tn-asiirv " shadowed fnrlli in llie Piesidunl's Message, Ubjuclions Hindu lies over. A resolution was introduced imfrwiing llm Couituilteo on Revolutionary Pensions to report ii bill fur llm p lyiuenl nf pension? to widows of tho Httviilotinn who wero mar ried after 1794 nnd helore 1800 allowing tucli persons to draw pensions iho s'lino ns willows marrieil lieloru HVl. An aiuenl- nicnt 10 inntiiro into the ezpetlicnci of stub a hill giving rise to debate, tlio resolution lies over. Mr Hoot, of New York, moved lo lay tlio ri'soln'ion nn the table. Negatived Ye.is G3 ; Nays 105. Mr Attdruw Johnson nf Tenn. introduced n string of resnlnlinns soiling forth thn card! To Hi Stockholders in the Champlain and Connie ticut Uictr Unit lioad Company. The undersigned a ntudeiitial committee nfeorres pondenee and arrangements nppninted 10 ripresent the interests of the friends of iho Wesiein Vermont Rail Head Company bet leave tn submit for vnur cunsidersiion a few ,u(rge-tion- which aiem to ui tu be for the common interest i f both coinpsmes. In Hie opinion .if tbe underlined a Railroad from Rutland to I'lltsAeld in connection with Ihe Chain. plain and Connecticut River Railroad will present the mosi direct luitroau connection between amnireai and New Yok and Ogdenshurvh and New York and must inevitably be Ihi meal ihorouchfare for the im mense business between those places) it will prssenl 10 me vsiMjy 01 western Vermont and tu aiocunma n il principles nl Iho (leiiiociney, Iho great nntl chief nnu being Ilia ilisltibiition of tho spoils of office, tho resolutions selling forth dominant parly, were shown ti art ins tut 1 1 v, And tctttrcas it lias now become desirolilu that tho respective claims of tho United Suites and Gieaftlritain should bo definitvo- Iv settled, nnd that si id lerrliorf may, no limner than need be, remain subject In the evil consequences of llm divided allegiinco of its Aineiican and Biitisli population, nnd of the confusion nnd cotifltcfof national pins dictions, dangerous to the cherished peace and good understanding of tins two countries: Willi n view, therefore, th it steps bo taken for the abrogation nf thn said Convention of the Gill August, 1827, in llm mode prucrib cd in its SI Article, and that the ntluntion of 'hi Govi:rin."niw-vi -.. "-a may the more earnestly nnd immediately direct ed to lo renewed r (Tolls for the solllcuient of all their differences and disputes in respect to said tiTiilorv Be it resohed by the Senate and House nf Representatives of the United States of America in Uontrcss assembled, 1 hut tlio I'lesident nf lliu United Slates he, and ho is hereby uiitlioiiAml, :il Ids dis. rclinn, tn give to tho British Government the notice rcnuir ed liy ils said 21 article for llm abrogation o tlm said Convention of the G.h of August 1827: Provided, however, 1 hat in nrder to uiTord nuiplo liino nud opportunity fur thr niiiic.ibln settlement nud adjustment of all thuir differences anil disputes in respect said territory, s lid notico ought not to be given till after iho closu of tho present scs stnn of Congress. The House of Representatives was or cupied nil dav in Cmnniilten of lliu Whole with the Oicgou debate. Speeches wero made bv Messrs. btunton of I enn., Imrtlon of N. Y., Brinkerjinft' of Qliio, Wenlhworlh of III , nud Cli1Tin.in of Mich., till fur lliu Notice. Mr II imlin pave nntice that hn would rail up the Florida eoulesteil election to-morrow l liu lliiitsu tliuti niljoiirncfJ. TnunsD.v Jan. 15. In the Senate, the President laid before t'-i" Senate a rotiimu nicaliun fiom lliu Senate Department, rela live lo tlm expenses of that Department which was laid on tho table. Tlm Senate went into Execottvo Session at an'early liuiir, nntl after somo timo spent therein, .idjiuirneil over until Mniiuny next, llou-n. Mr. C. J. Ingersoll repnrlei from tlio Comniilteo on F ign Relations a Bill to carry into 1 iT- rl tlm treaty betwei lite Ilenuhlir. ofj'etii and iho United Slates concluded March 17. 1811. Mr. Ingersull asked that lliu Bill should be pot upnn ll third reading, as in Ins view it jnvolved 110 appropriation, nnd piovid-d fur the settle iiient ol 1 l.iinu. , 1' Tlm Bill however was read and found rnntaiii an niiiirniiri-ilinii for tho Altorm General, who was niillnnixul to mljiidicali' iinoo thn rluiois nf Amertran citizens. I he Bill aniiriiiirialed the S100.000 already tho Treasury, unci uliicli belongs lo cl-iiitiaiils. Mr. Adams moved the reference of ll Bill In tin- Ciiiiiniitli x of thn Whole. Sevi ril niiv.no bills were r.'porled, when tho Iluilve went into Cumiullleu ol Whole; on lint statu of thn Union. Mr. Tibbalts of Ky. lotik lb" Chair, and the 1I0I1.1I11 was lesuniuj upon lliu tiierils tho Oregon quosllon. Mr. Cocke, nfTonn., addressed tho Com milieu in a very scnsiblu speech against llm nolire. Ilonrgiieillhat if given, it would lead to a suspension of negoli iliiins, and in evilably, in his viuw lo n'war with England. At lliu last session of Congress it was regard ed as n war memitfT, nnd so pronounced by llm getillenian ft mil Mass ichnsselts, who re plied lo Mr. A. V. Brown nf Tenn. the pro sent Governor of tho fr'l-ile. This Mr. Wentworlh, nnd somo "iher men of llm lo occupy a mate Mr. Adams would place upon such praise, but the thought il must sound strange in Ids cart. He certainly did not agree Willi llm genlleuian in his view of Slnvery, nnd thought il strange that 10 many who tliouelit willt hint upon this sullied should he ready to prnlso wlif-re they had hitherto bron so" prompt lo censure. Mr. C. descan ted nl length upon the horrors of war, and pronounced n wo upon lite parly who plung ed lite country iiiineressmily into 11 war. Mr. Bedioger, of V11. next addressed the House. Though n friend of the administra tion ho opposed the notice. lie claimed tlio Oregon, and every rod nnd ncro of Oregon, up to 54 40. To secure this, lio was for de lay, and believed (h it delay ulono would secure us tho whole of Oregon. Having once offered lite 49 degreo as tlio line, wo should linvo to accept it when offered by England, unless wo should choose to say lo her, ns in his judgment we should, that we wero not prepared to sot llo this question, and llicrt'foru we would delay it. Mr. B. argued nt length nnd earnestly, that delay would secute ns tho whole of Oregon, and thul he was not therefore for anv "masterly inactivity," but that whirli would secure n our whole claim, Mr. Bellinger deprecated the assaults and insinuation lYnni Western men against the South. They were uncall ed for, and mine nemos. They were unjust and tinnecessaiy. Mr. B. then addressed himself very personally inwards Mr. G Hi dings, nf Ohio, calling him a "person," nnd less of 11 stltesatt in 11 ml a patriot less faith Fit! lo his oiiinWv, mnl less mindful of its in- eats, than were the Slavi-s uf the South to iheir Musters. Tlio Slives would scourge member Inline ll lit: worn to go among ibein. Mr. II. was calleil lo order by lilt' Chairman, hut not until lie had said all ho wished. Mr Morse, of Vn., addressed the commit tee 111 l ivnr nl giving Iho notice, regaining this us lit least the rouiineliremeiit til' action upon this subjert. He was fur nntice, hi cause negotiations wero suspended. The British Ouvernnient had rejerletl a peaceful opiisition from us for Ihe lourtli, anil, lie trusted, for llo last lime. He desired It) give the nolire before England would have lime It) arcepl it again, er lo iiff.-r it to us. II E gland shoojil propose. II It) us, vt should Im bniiud in honor to accept it, Mr M. said that England hail never been brought to her iilliiii::liitii upon this question, nnd we ui'l her 11, We should never renew 1I10 oil. e had mice siilimilted, and Englind would understand litis when we instructed the Pies lent lo put tin end lo tliu Convention be tween its. Mr Dobbin, of N. C, ndtliessed the House in favor of giving the noiice. Ho reg.iitled as a pcaro measure, ami as such lit-louder! nt smite length. The policy proposed bv Mr Bellinger he leganleu as ungenerous, an ir 11 111 igiiauiiiiniis nation like ours, unjust Our fust il'ilv was lo put an eml lo Iho trea ty w Inch tied up uur It mils. I bis tlo'te, no gnlialioiis would be resumed, and the qurs 1 1011 settled within the vear; Hitherto il had tlll-.'tl the master-minds of the cniliilrv, such men as Calhoun, Bucltanun, Clay, Gallatin, ml others, Mr D. Slid nothing against lltn Comprom ise of 49, and is probably for it. The floor was given to Mr Kockwell, of Lonn., aftor Mr Uohnin has closed, anil the Committee rose. A resolution tans adopted, culling upon the Secictary nf tho Treasury lo report lo the House the pav recriveil hv each ei llm Uis- Itict Attorneys in the United States. After which the House mljoiirneil. r nit) iv, Jan. loth. I Ins oav was assign ed, in the House, for the Florida contested eclton ; but Mr Hamlin, said lhat Mr Ca bell, the silting member, was absent. He would call it op oil Monday. I ho HotiM! went into Committee on Iho Oregon resolution. Mr llockwell, nf Ct., spoke against the rcsolulion, nnd submitted an amendment which was understood lo ho identical, with that submitted III the Senate by Mr Crilten den. Mr Pollock, from Penn., advocated the course rerommended. by Mr Uillard. Our rights in Oregon ho would maintain. He believed the whole country would in lint iiti tin! ni . It was necessary to show that wo wero now in earnest. Great Britain must he convinced lhat tin are in earnest. We must prove .to Ihe world that wo aro in ear nest, fur the world was looking or.. We must settle tho question in order to secure peace. It could not longer remain open. We must give the nonce in order lhat Or rut Britain ntav know lhat wo aro determined to ascertain what am our rights in Oregon. We want an end lo the present stale of the ques tion in this country. All business was now suspended or oinbarassed by Ihe prospect of war. Ibis 11 iiiic was itsell a onvrji war and tv,is attended wiih many ot its evils. But lie did nut believo lliero would hn any war. I no interests 01 110111 countries lor bade il. The great preparations in England were not made for tis, hot lor the contingency ol tho dentil of Louis Philltppe, which might convulse all Europe. We would bu but do ing our duly, however, if wo weie tn prepare, for England, when slit) slrurk, would strike suddenly and with tremendous clToct. Thn Presi lent of the United Stales certainly did mil imagine lhat he would have a war for he leceiniiieinled on preniiutioo. Cnuiprti ie, in his opinion, was s'.ill linmirahle, and ue were hound 111 honor 11s :i nation to ac cept any proposition, at least as good as the one we ntlereil. lie believed that surli an offer would rmne, for il was impossible that two such mil ions should resort 10 war in sucli and worthy man nntl wnman within the same, upon Ihe event nl Ills or Iter tnrrriage. wo also uniicrmanti mai nir. 01111111 nas ictt mountains opposite, ns seen from a posit) o near President Wheeler's house. The ridel u tliou uiiuui nisi nil iisnv win suiiiii 1v.11 , t In l I f I I a largo sum lo be devoted lo Iho establishment "V ""d effect with which Iho work il cx of an agricultural achnnl or college, to bo loca-1 ctttcd evince talent nnd acquirement! which ed in Northampton tho sum not to be invest td in that object, until it has doubled by inter, est the amount bequeathed. Hince writing the stove- we navn received the following unte, frnm a friend in Halfield. 8201), is givoti to Northampton for the estab lishment of nn agricultural ucliool, but nut tn go into operation until the above named sum ii dotiblod. 81100.000 is giion to eight towns, viz: Northampton, lladley, Amherst, Halliold, Wll- liamsburgh, Dcerfield, Greenfield and Whatc ly, as a permanent fund fur the benefit nf or phan children and children of the poorer classes. Tlio fund is to bo managed by trustees. 810.- 000 do l.irs la to go tho Colonisation Society. Northampton Conner. FRIDAY MORNING, JANUARY, 23, 1916. deserve encouragement, while the picture it self would be an acquisition to any drawing room. Il may be s;en at Mr. Huntington!, where subscribers' names will be reglilerad, Price one dollar. SIGNS OF THE TIMES. Things have assumed a deudedly hostile aspect within a few davs, and nno ran al most reason himself into the belief that the chances aro more ihan equal for war. Our iliflicullirs with Mexico are hv no means set- d. A revolution is now cuiog on in that country, based upon a deep hostility to the U, S. and tho alleged perfidy of the presen1 government in refurenco to tho Texas ques tion. Onr minister, specially commissioned to selllu this question, h is not been received by thu Mexican authorities; and tho last accounts assure us of the movement uf a mili tary forco towards tho frontier of Texts. There is nothing improbable in this ; nor is it nt all improbable that English influence i nt the bottom of it. Meanwhile n change has been made in the Biilish ministry a change CENTRAL ROAD. The vexed question ot the Northfield and Gulf routes, has been decided by a full board at B istoti the past week, in favor of tlio for mer ; but by such nn arrangement with Monlpclier, as will doubtless bo satisfactory to th it place, and we may now expect to let tlio work pressed with that vigor which it would have been woeks since but for this unprofitable question. We understand the decision to bo in favor of an immediate and vigorous prosecution of tho work nt this end, and ft out the Lake petictrntn lltn interior. FIRE MEETING. Will our citizens generally bear in mind tlio n 11 tin nl meeting of the Fire Cofpany on Wednesday evening next I II is a matter lhat intfri'sls iill, and il is very desirable that all should manifest that interest by mingling their counsels in the common cause. We nre all ready enough to find fault with the fire department, when any thing goei wrong, nnd Jet very sure to neglect tho appropriate occasion fur giving direction and tone to it! operations. Nothing gives so much life and energy to associations nf this kind, as e good rouser at tho annuil meeting. See notice. TERRIBLE ACCIDENT. The Coal Mines, at Corhindalc, Pa. .1 few beneath. fell tvlnrli ti:, tlrivtlnltl 1,1 tint, or mnl, n f Lnitvi-n i - -" '" I - : r , . . .. hostility lo the U. S.-men who.denniiiKed m " u,-xs "um' ",0 wo"""e t!- Arsiniurton treaty, as n " capitulation," ! bunu',l"1- gncral loss of life wa, at first null have lakeu strung ground in leferenco lo ' nppreuonuuu, uui niter 1110 exiiunioni nau Oregon. Of cuursi: the chances for success- ' snuieivh it s.ibsi.led, it was found thai about ful negotiation are hut slender ; ami tho ad- 1 "'Uy n,!ru missiti? among whom is Mr. ministration seem determined lo push "tli0;J' Hosin, an assistant overseer in tho mines. w iolo or none" policy, parlicutaily stnro , eic iijiri-(J besides, though it il Calhoun has taken ground against it. Under i '"H llot d.ingerousK. It is nut very prob all these circumstances, nc ran hardly regard ilulu tlio bodies of the lost will bo extri a war as improbable. caled, fears being entertained of another fall. t A letter to onu of tlio city papers give! RUTLAiND ROAD. ' i0 flowing particulars : , .', , , ,. , , Mr. John llusic came out of the mines this morn- Wo devote considerable space this week, in;; ,,, Mvin ,P(.mci anv ,crj(,u, injury except lo Iho proceedings of the railroad meeting at ' I1"" llc cm nnd lacerated bis bands, by workioa; ' , . ' bu way through the rotks and slate during about Rutland list week. Tlio meeting was very i 13 hours.. . i . i- i . i i ' I Theic appears to I c from 12 to 13 acre of the roof hrge, mid its proceedings characterized by n , fi, , ,' t .t,,,,, i,,,,,,!,;,,,, ,i,. , ,, , It is iihotitone mi'e from the mouth or rntrnnre and ncross No. I nnd i ronls. Some roc. has fallen in No. 3. but nogreit exienl. Mr IIosic -ays he was in No 2, and the crash cams l OdWIl UpOU II l 1 1 illl'l LIllL'U l!l 1VIII11I1 IIUUUI 1 IICVICCI, spli it of resolute dolermtnalion which is dc eiiivo of tho fate of this entcrptise. The Herald sas that iho town was literally thronged from morning till night ; and, savs resting upon ihe cm lied pillars. Hercmainel quiet , ,. - , , " I and pent up in the dark, until Ihe rock ha I done art- tho editor, " II there is a desponding, or on ,,ns, Ho then worked his way by moving the loose indifferent man, on the lino of our road, we wisli he could have been in Rtithind yester day ! Nothing like iho soil it, or lliu num bers, has been seen since the memorable gatherings of 1840. More than 2000 of the "hone nnd sinew" ol Western Vermont were mot to impart nnd to receive tho determina tion, which cannot now bo thwarted, that, in the words of onn of the resolution, "ono way inai. itc. until he cot lot lie heading nf ihaml er No 3. Me found there a spring that hail been let in bjr lha breaking nf the roof, where he cot water to drink, lie then worked his way itirouith ihe chamber lo ihe head ol No 1 road and found it closid, and also the jir thalt nt that plaiv. lie then crept bsck to ihe pl.ee wlictc bo was first eautrht, son lo I e fo ind on Ihe main ruad, if he could no: get out. After consid ering; the locality ot the other roads, he made the nttunipt to wurk his way ihroiicb the rohimrt to No. 3, nod persevcied uniil be l'oI through into thai road and then not nut wi bout difficulty. Mr. II. ha- not st-eo or hcardof anv of the fourteen men that arc now iiussins. llo was alone. He saya . ll.n.d n ui-rii , to.if lli.t nlnr-n na V,, I nnrl ar. -hill or thn other, via Kerne or Bennnrglon, we ( in, either dead or alive at the bead of that place.. En win nive iBuiiMinii I crgeticoloris are uiakina lo reich them but it i not WILL IIWC A llAILtlOtn. p,i,bit,le ihey can he cot out alive. They were la- It will bo seen that the Directors aro in- I borers eTo?a?edm heapins and not acquainted with ........ t . ... .1 ti .1 j the no-ana of ire inn" miTfrr.cJhc miners, even if . they structed to put tho whulo or a patt unde r cod , M. -,Ir 0weSle7c7cTpT7deiTio' contract, at their discretion. Tho locitin" In cool an I deliberate judgement, and to bis Lnuwl- , . , . I clce of thu interior of the mines, survey is how being ir.ade, and operattnns I 'Iheiush of air was so en-at out of No 1, that the will commence between .1,1. and Rutland I eo? wnK Jrrffi witn I lie opening ol the season. In CONGRESS. Tliero was nothing new, of special inter est, hroacho.l in Congress during the pist week. The Oregon lias been tho ptincijial topic of discussion, and from appearances will continue, to bo fur sumo days to come. There seems lo be no doubt of its passago in tho House. A pretty ruliablu'estiui itu puts tlio majority at onu hundred. Tito stand taken by Mr. Adams has exerted a wonder ful influence, while tho stand taken by Mr. the p.ll us.&c. nlnn'.' the load. One young man, and the horse he winlrivmj were killed by the lush of air. This i, the only life lost except the 14 now misting. DEsruucrivE fihh. VtMrssE", Jan. 21. Ii bernmcs our melan. rh ily duty to lecn'd the particulars of a eon tligralmn, moro disastrous in its results, Ihan any w Inch our city has ever before experienced. At about half past two o'clock yesterday morn ing a column nf 11 tine was discovered issuing Irom tho fecund atory of I lie new stone store, ni-ctip ed by iho Mertrn. II. & D. C. Ilolcomhs, w hich was one nf tho block nf bu Idings, known as Wb tu's Dint k, In a few- moments uur citi zens were tm the ground, ennusse: but, unfor C ilhnun, in the Senate, will rather injure ! innately, only to be witnesses nf the quick h s sido of thu question in tho llouso l destruction nf a vast amount of properly. 1 'I'l,., Miter. I IMi-rti t,' i-n vn -ill .l.uiiini. Im Several bills have been reported having I ,rj (,,'-'( ,lclr slre al ,le ,nj an eye to the present critical statu of our foreign relations, and we hear tint the Na val Cuinmill"o of thu Ilotisi) will report this week a bill for tho construction of twelve or fifteen iron steamers, to he pi iced on revc enun duly and oilier hrances of the public service, niuuntitig leu or twelve 32 pound ers, and tltrco heavy Paixlian guns do- were awakened by the smukc and the marine nf the fl imes, near them. Mr. D. Ilnlcomb, who awuke iirot rushed through the rl tinea and gamed the street, without awing an article of clothing, and wtili the convirton that hia part iters would puri.h in the flames. One nf Ihem attempted to follow Inm but was driven back by thu ll imes when running to tho door for the ; purpose of throwing himself out, he discovered the tackle rope, and let himself down by the means ot it. li s companion loiimveu me ex ilic the manner in which Ihey should hereaftur bu I very inconsistent pnsition. They had ad distributed. vncated iho doctrine in n repnrl, linni which They having been rend, Mr Holmes of , Mr. C. read, nl some length, thai notice was S, C. odered a resolution In litis effect : I an Executive measure, nnd that if given at Jltsolved, That tho nflices wore created all, il should hu given by tlm President for ihe Government, and not for the spoils.' , That the llnuso hud nothing tn do with il, The tulijfCl wai passed by, objections &.c. Mr.'C. called tho attention of iho" being mado to their consideration- lluiisn to tho pmfilsion ol praise which" Mr, Mr Vinton of Ohio introduced a Joint Adami' had re'erived fioni llioso who, had Resolution for llm amendment of the Coiisli- hiilwrlo been most bitter in their opposition n caie. I would hern remark that this last is the thousand and second limn 1'iat these obser vations liavn hern mule. Yet it leems lo have escaped the notice of every nno that ihey throw the whole burieii of concession iiin nun pirty, Great lliitain. Two "surli iinlions rantiot go lo war" that is, Great Rrilnin canniil. "A roniprn- ini.i! will he midii" that is. Greal Rrilnin will make ihe offer. What if Great Britain should laku lltn s nno view in regard tn the , ,. ,.. ... ... in limy nnu responsiuiiitv ot llie United Slates of the mailer T signed principally for iho station on thn Gulf i amplr, ni I alighted nn the ground, with the of Mexico anil for protection on tho Lakes. Other and heavier steamers it is alsa in con teinpl iiiun lo prepare for tho evil day, should it come. This is whit wo want to see. If the ad ministration contomplato a war, let it maku suitable preparilions for il let it bring in thu estim lies, let us vole llie supplies, mid our word for ii, revuntio and piotuclion will goto mill en thu same cart. CU11LINGTON. flesh torn 'mm Ins hinds and somewhat burned. So prec.in ite was Iheir retreat lhat scarce an anir.leei , hulling was saved, and somo (irrfre thouviml .h llas in cash, which had been taken t run i the II mk the evening previous, which re mained in the counting room below, and with which n ie. uf tie) firm was expecting to atart for II i.-'o i nn tho mottling uf llie calamity was cnmiiiiud. In a !mrt tunc the walls of the store fell up. O'l th'; r- ,,f uf the adj nning building, occupied by Mr. I) (i. Hollin, as a 11 tot and Shoe Store, cru-liin' r ; and the Stone Iluililiii; tin Ihe corner, to which waslltc Store of Dr. Hunting Inn, the l.iw (Jtlii-c of V. C. Tucker, E,q., the I'. Ofli ', and the uflicc of llie Town Clerk wai cuvclu,,i in filmed. The Post Office wai ,W 1,11 ,,ll, HI l,Fl fCIHIII'll IMS HI Miu,i,'i'u- . . , , , . , , i ... 1 u . . ilscfy(i!iiliss-ltheint)-ld.iecir'1niri'jntlon with Ititwn of ihe Untied blatesj relating to lite towards linn. Hu did not know t hut em it is no nncnnimnn thing to hear slrangeis "'"red, ' igellicr with tho Town Clerk'a office , . ,. i but unt a i article could he removed froei Ihe bestow very 11 illenng compliments upon our I ,,. . vlr Tucker. B ,t cvcry ,linf; it town express their admiration of our vaiied ' contain, d his law library his account books, ant) unrivalled scenery, and al lite same lime 1 -" " "'"nerablc papcra'aud docutnenti which , . I '''d been rnlleciing ilurtng a practire nf over marvel that they had so little prevtuns con- o, ye,r,, A 5a ,v,if, ,)ny lwyeri fa ,p. ceptimi of its peculiar characteristics. Thtel preriate. A put nf tin stuck of good of f doubtless results from the fact that we. l,a.o . !e!?!vcl1; ""tWnir laowcTjr. , U, irillUU'U 11, Ml, IIIU , IMUIUCrS Ur UlO H7lll never furnislied Iho public Iho means ofi m ,,a wa lery considerable. knowing any tiling of our mountain peaks The buildings burned belonged to W. H. and gentle slopes, our silver lake and golden .'1 sunsets, except by personal observation; I p,,,, 0rVl while most otlier places of liko rharaclcr nre' ''"he loss of ihe Ilolcoirbs' is eitlmited al represented in every prin.shop in .ho Union, j M.a , iron, he Wu have not been just lo ourselves in this 1 mre can haidly bu ralculitcd ; but it is said te respect. Uul wo uio happy io fiod thai on 1 1"-' between ii and S4.H00, with but a slight i- ,. , , . . i . i . , ' suranro on his Law Library, accomplished artist and townsman lias taken , j)r nilnin tta, insured lo the imount of this subject in hand. Mr. Hills proposes 82,.rIIO. It is hoped the insurance ni cover- to gel up a serios of lilhogrnpli views nf Hur lington and its-environs, taken from different points. Ono of these is now ready for pub lication, and Mr. II. now offers ui an oppor tunity of manifesting our inteiesl in the sub ject by subscription. The present view is The Will of Oliver. Smith, of IIaiit. rortn. Toe tlea'h of this wealthy and verv aged gciilleinin has given rii-e In much rtirinaity, and nn tho part nf many a deep anx iety as tu what il.spnsiiioii nf his immense prop erly he has made hv hia will. We aro informed nf sumo bcquota in Ihi will which it may hu proper in mention. From what we ran learn, Mr. Smith ha left over half a million of property. Much of this is dis posed nf for charitable purposes, and a large amount for benevolent and philanthropic ob. jerta. To eight lowna in lhl immediate vicinity, including Norilutnpton, lladley, Amlmrsl, Hat field and Conway, is bequeathed a handsome property for the relief and support nf poor wid ows. Another largo and rather novel bequest ia loaila lo tlm imn ntimhar nf Inuin. snil , n.h. ably the sam towns, lo be paid Is each young thai of the lower portion of the town, lake, cV ill his losr, but it Is hardly expected that it d " VIid a""regate loss will not fall far ehort nl sixty thouMnd, if atiy. Vermanltr, The Hudson fiver steamboats nmr reach a e far up as Pnuglikeepaie, Passongera are eoni fortably conveyed between that' place ene) Al bany with BencVs Express Mail line of atlgee.