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BUKLINGTON, VT FRIDAY MORNING, JUNE 8 I8GG
,. many lives, m-i le beautiful and tweet
jjt It-devotion and by self-restraint
,, -f pleasure it to run without complaint
1 10 unlnow n errands of the Paraclete
V .st"1? the reverence of unshodden feet,
f,:i uf the nimbus which the artiste paint
lr und the shining forehead of the saint,
i are in their completeness incomplete.
In the old Tuscan town stands Giotto's tower,
Tne liljr of Florence blossoming in stone
V viion, a delight, and a desire
rue builder's perfect and centennial Sower,
That in the sight of ages bloomed alone.
Bat wanting Milt the glory of the spire.
II. W. LoxoratLOW.
31 i s c e 1 I a n 3' .
.VO'l KY JIHMIT."
AX ENCbtSII STORV.
In one of the street? of a great northern
town, tliere lived, ten years ago. a drayman
and his wife. They had no children ; they
were rough nd ignorant : they had a god
less home the scene of many quarrel', and
of few enjiymentt?. The wife, however, had
known better cUyt days of brief, yet unlor
gotten, service at a farm "down couth"
and w ith a gentler husband might have been
induced ti tread a hrttcr Ttli. Hut tall
George Robinson wa never at least in
thotc day to make anybody better.
Jt happened at this time that Sally's for
ortr mistress died, leaving an orphan almost
penni'letis. Heating of this, Sally V okl Iotc
"Mise Kate mutt conic here, George," the
raid, one everting.
"She shan't," raid George. "I ean't af
ford it, then. And ni re than that, 1 can't
live with vour saints. They're all a set of
"Now. Georzc and Sally crew angry.
She won't eot you a penny. She callrn'
her living, or I'll earn for her."
"Gammon !" said George.
"I tell you it isn't gaminon."
"And I tell thee it is; and toproe it, I'll
let her come. But I'll bet thee '
'No. I won't bet." said his wife turning
away to bide her joy, "but I'll ask Sykes to
write to her, ami tell tier to come ai
"Go ahead then," said Robinson, "I'll try
her ; but if the don't earn her bread, I'll
kick licr ont ; just remember that, now."
Sally went her way, and in another week
Ii- Kate arrived, with light purse and a
"Oh. Sally, Sally !" the cried weeping
bitterly, "1 haven't a iriend in the wide
w.irld but yon."
Dear lamb," said the kind hearted crea
ture, in whose eyes Kate wai still the little
child I cared for yeart ago ; "I'll make yon
liappy it I can."
"liod helping yon," said Kate ; "say that
"God helping me," said Sally, speaking
"No ; say it like a myer "
"1 can't. I never prays."
"0, Sally, how very sad ' But God sent
ine here that we may "tiray together ; don't
ym think so ?"
Sally did nut answer. She bi -an to rev
erence this girl of fifteen, as the bad once
reverenced tier mother. Ye ; it waa ttua
that C xi sent the child.
.MiV- Kate," as Sarah had been wunt to
call her. was a womanly little personage,
with a kind face set off by large loose curl,
and ryrs of great depth and V-auty. Train
ed by a Christian mother, the was already
one of nature's gentlew..iucii, industrious,
thrifty, clever in ducttie matters, and Jios
tesscd of a true heart that found its joy in
God. As tbey walkrd borne she spoke of
her dead mother
"Sbe prayed for yoo, dar Sally."
Uare say." taid Sally, in a hutky voice,
as tliey at last turned into tbc ttreet which
thedescribed as "otirn.' "And you'll not
mind my husband. miss," she added, with
her hand upon the door. "He's rough, but
ain't had hearted."
"Oh, I am resolved to make iri.-nds with
him." said Kate.
Sally shook her bead doubtfully, and went
in. A group of her husband's friends were
gathered round the fire, and one of them who
had received a better education than the
rest, was reading a newspaper and lecturing
"Halloa'" cried Georg". here's the old
las already. But wberc( mot lnies?' "
Outride," said Sally : "d'ye think I'd
bring her into such smoke as this ! Pah ! it's
enough to smother a yiour Wly. Open the
window, Mr. Sykes, there's a good crctur.
I'm sure my miss can't eat her supper here."
"Then sbe can go without," said George ;
"or eat out-o-door. Nobody wants bcr to
stay here, I tell thee!"
Sally had begun the ni.g way, and she
knew it : but the entrance of her guest pre
vented the reply.
"This is my husliand, mis?," said Sally,
respectfully ; "and Sykcs and Itock and
Wilson Imve come to sit a bit
"And are about going ofl to the beer shop
to make room lor you," said Wilson with
-'No, don't do that, ' M,id Kate. " 1 wish
to hear you talk. What you said justns Solly
opined the door about the poor mm'f rights
was very good. I like to hear you I want
to know all about it."
The four men started, as laying aside licr
bonnet, she sat down at the table ; while
Bob Sykcs nearly twisted his short neck in
order to avoid puffin x a smoke-cloud into her
pretty face. But Wilson did not proceed
with bis long speech, for Sally, finding that
the fire was low, Ifgan to scold her husband,
who on bis side showed signs ol insubor
"Bother your kettle," he csclainied, with
an angry gesture. "I'll turn you and your
kettle out together, if jou don't take care!"'
"You won't," Cneel J(f. rtomnnin, angri
ly, "though I d turn out myself as soon as J
look, I would" ..,.,!
"No, no, dear Sally." and a little band
lay on her arm. "I don't want tea to-night
and if vou say such words on my account, I
shall be very wretched. Let me have some
cold water and a piece or bread "
"No, that thou shan't' cried Bob Sykcs,
starting up "I'll blow the fire niysElf.I will
and words which wc will not write escaped
his lips. -You arc so kind." taid Kate, and
yet she Ehuddered. "Will you forgive mc
if I ask of you a very great favor?"
"Forgive tbee with that face and voice
r-soi like my lad that died? Ay. that I will"
said Bob, as he bent down to hear her.
Then don't ask God to send you to hell
If you don't blow the fire"
Bob drew back with a frown. "What,
don't you lite it, Mrs. Sanctified?" he said
Utr eyes were full of tears as the looked
"Did you speak to vour lwy like that?'"
the added, in a voice "that leached his car
alone. "Is it a worse thing to be sanctified
than to loyc wickedness J"
He did not answer bul besan to blow the
fire while Sally set the tea things on a little
tsUe in tlic corner, Patently, liowcrcr, he
ftcpieo ana looted at h.atc
'And docs tbou nicnn t say that thou
art really sanctified ? ' 1 e taid inquiringly ;
'beausc.tl tbou dots, thou art a humbjg."
"I don't," taid Kate, tilting down besides
the fire. "To be sanctified to be quite holy ;
and I am only just beginning to luvc boli
neto." "Oh, that's it, is it? And how cain'et
thoii fo begjn ? Did'st pec a vision, or best,
. cr what?"
t'l saw the love of Ohrut in dying for ray
tins." said Kate fixing her deep look on him;
" I saw what I hope your dead boy saw be
fore he died."
"And what was thut?"
" That heaven was my home, because
Christ died for me."
"Bah! you and he were young lools,
Itfth of you."
Kate thought a minute, with bcr tycs
fixed on the fire " It docs not matter,"
ebc said presently. " I would rather be
thought a fool and go to heaven, than to
tbink myself wise and te lost,"
In answer to this Bob blew the fire again,
and when, at last, the water begin to b il,
took up his hat and left the house without n
"What's up with Bob Sykes?" asked
George, with a broad stare
" hy, hast thou not heard t'la-s yonder
preach about his lad 'at died !" said Kock,
with a glance at Kate. "She's worked him
up, my word lor it ; for young B b was one
ut her own sort, and all the time he lay
dying old Bob never swore an oath."
"The more fojl he to be led about by a
rack of women and children," said George
itubinson. "Just let me cateh her preach
ing about mc, and I'll tell her what's
Kate heard him, and her heart lieat all
the quicker, but she did not fear.
Mrs. Kobinson had a temper there was
no question about that. It was also a well
known fact that said temper was by no
means a good one. And yet she did not
drive her husband to the Iter shop at
the comer; terhaps because she made a
good fire in winter and a quantity of fcme
made ginger btcr in summer, for him and
his rough guests.
Miss Kate soon discovered this said fail
ing in "dear old Silly," and set herself dili
gently to amend the matter. In this she so
lar succeeded that quarrels between the
husband and thj wife occurred leas frequent
ly, and were less noiry than of yore. Still
there was much need of their eveuing read
ings, and Kate's earnest prayers ; for Sally
had rather a liking for the excitement of an
altercation, and George was olten rude to
his wile and her gentle guest.
"Go, mend my stockingi'," said Kobinson,
who was provoked that Ilia recent prophecy
concerning the new ooiaer was likely tu re
main unfulfilled. "Thce'd best lock sharp.
I tell tell thee, or 111 make tbee darn that
hoyle next Sunday."
Sally looked up with a sharp word on her
lips, but a Iook lrum Kate checked her ready
anger. Swallowing a large amount of in
dignation, she waited a few moments and
"Thy stockings are mended already, old
buy, and thy waistcoat, too. Dost think we
do nothing all day; J"
George looked at her in tileuce. Not to
Mr. Robert Sykcs, to whom this gentle
answer was somethior new.
"Why, Sally, tbeert mad!" be cried
" Wbat'e done with cheek, owld lass?"
Sally look at Kate, and said, .sk my
Bob looked at Miss Kate, and smiled till
hit great whiskered lace looked almost
handsome. ' It's all thy doing, tlicn. i it ?
I thowt it were. Thou 'at read tby book to
the old las-', Miss Kate?"
"1 have read God's book. Mr. Sfkes."said
Kate, "and Sally has listened to bis holy
words. Would you like me to real to you
sonic times ?"
Sbe ventured to smy tt because his man
ner was at oocc restcetlul and confiding ;
because his smile was to unlike that of th ir
first meeting. He answered by placing a
bible in her band. "Yet, read that." he
exclaimed, with deep emotion : -"It belong
ed to my lad 'at's gone. Read where be
pot marks, wilt thou ?"
"Not here," cried Robiosun. springing up
and snatching the bible from toe white
hands of Kate. "I'll have no amcs o'
that sirt, here, I tell thee."
"0, Geurgc," said his wife, pleading,
"let bcr go on."
"I won't '." said Kobinson. whose face was
flushed with pattion ; "yon Bay another
word, and 111 pitch your old bekk into the
It was Bob's turn to speak now. "Just
let mc catch tbee at it?" he cried sternly.
"Give me that book, I ell tbee, or "
Involuntarily Bob Sykts clcnclied his fist.
It was enough. Another moment, and the
Iwok was cast into the tlatnes ; and another.
Kite, at the price of a band scorched, bad
rescued it from destruction ; auother. Bib
Sykes had flown at Kobinson, w bo, on hi
part, desired nothing better than a fight ;
another, and little Kate, rushing between
the combatant-!, was. by George Kobinson 's
unmanly hand, laid senseless on the floor.
"Blood, blood !" cried Sally, at thrusting
aside a mas? ol curls she 6howed a fearful
wound. "Kun. George, if you don't want
to be a taurdcrer the doctor for your Ire."
He did run as for lire, with that word,
Murderer ringing in his cats ! that sense
less form with the blood streaming from a
ghastly wound ever lelore Lis eyes. The
doctor came back with hiui, and they carried
her up stairs.
God's ways arc iot like our ways. That
dreadful night was the beginning of better
times, not only to George Kobinson, but to
Bob Sykes and Sally.
As little Kate recovered very slowly, they
had to carry her in their strong arms, to
tempt her appetite with dainty fare, and to
antiriietc her every wish. And all this did
those two rough men accomplish, even more
tenderly than the kind hearted Stlly ; a?, in
a silent rivalry, they strove night alter night
to hasten her recovery There was no
smoking, no noisy talk. Kate laid upon a
little couch George had carefully arranged
with chairs and boxes, and listened dreamily
while Syscs, who knew well how to please
her, read in a low voice the chaj ter his boy
had loved ; and, Robinson, no longer oppos
ing this, listened, until at last ho learned to
obey the Word.
And thu6. although Kate was too ill to
talk to them, she knew that the good work
was begun in those three hearts, when at
last, leaning on George's arms, and with
Bob Sykcs and Mrs Robinson before hcr.she
walked in gratitude too deep for words, to
the beloved and longeet-ior nousc oi prayer,
it was her joy to know that they were all
through faith in Christ, at peace with the
Yes, littlo Kate, thy prayers were beard
and answered : but it was not by thy might
nor thy power, uui ny mc spiru ' -
ing uou, mai mosc lurec tiuwwiu
were bowed before the cross. And yet it
thall be remembered evermore in Heaven
that thou wast chosen as the ' human in
strument in this great work of God. that it
was on the teaching of thy life He poured
His blessing in that life's sweet Fpring that
thou mightcst shine as do the Etars in all His
The Benmncton Banner is out for Mr.
Morrill for the Senate. It sajs in its last
At such a time l the present, when public
exigencies come hurrying along with startling
rapidity, vre need men in our higbtst petitions
of ripe experience, if we can get them. Such a
man is Sir. Morrill, and we believe the Legis
lature will give him speedy promotion when it
shall assemble. At all events, we telieve if it
represents the wishes of the pecplc.it will do so;
lor we cannot doubt if the matter was thrown
directly into the bands of the people, they would
be found to favor Mr. Morrill by a handsome
The fact of Jud-re Poland having been appoin
ted by the Governor, ought not to be allowed the
least wtiiht in the tiremirts. since that appoint
ment can have no binding force upon the Legis
lature, ana we do not tbink it will, inuf iar
Mr. Poland has shown high ability in the dis-
cnargc oi ni auties, and has gaineu great creu
it thereby, and this will, and properly enough,
too, carry weight into the canvas. Bat the idea
that because he was appointed by the Governor
the Legislature ougnt to tender him the compii
mcnt of a re-election is simply ridiculous.
'Ve repeat, that we have the highest regard for
Judge Poland, knowing him to bea man of large
abilities. But under the cirenrattaases, v;; pre
fer Ur. Morrill for the 'potitian." All men have
their prefcreacea we have ours, and have hon
estly and frankly oxprcssed them.
A Secret roa Tiie Public. We have beard
of some Dentists who den't approve of SoiodonL
What is their real objection to it ? Simply this,
it preserves the teeth; and sordid interests
whisper that the decay of teeth is their bread
and butter. Eminent members of the profession
in all parts ot the country endorse and recom-
GEO. W.A; C. C. II KN EDICT.
EMTOnS A3D morKIETORg.
FRIDAT MORNING Jl'KE 8. 16CC.
Tile ItcronMniclImi i:cclution.
The third section ol the Reconstruction
Resolutions was apparently no great favorite
with the country. However just, so far as
t' c rebels arc concerned, it in effect postpon
ed Reconstruction till 1S70, and the people
dctirc reconstruction to leas lull and speedy
as possible under due safeguards. The sec
tion tnt crowded through the loner House
by tbc jarliammtary maneuvering which
compelled tbc House to accept all or none ;
and il unanimous rejection by the Senate
hows what its late will be when it returns
to the House.
Sj modified, the amendments will doubt-
iets pare Congress, and if not sanctioned by
the President will make a strong platform,
on which Congress need not fear to gi) to the
country. They are not up to the lull stand
ard of equal rights, in that they fail to
ensure impartial safirage. But the induce
ment in the matter of representation, held
out to the South, to grant suffrage to the
negroes, is a strong one and may in time
secure that end to a greater or lets extent.
The amendments in their present shape will
probably be adapted by the requisite number
of States, whereas there i? little encourage
ment to believe that universal suffrage would
be adopted by three fourths of the Legi-la-tures.
Therefore, since half a lour h better
than no bmd.sucoe to the amendments !
Gen. Stannard lor Consres.
The St Albans TiantcnM comes out
squarely for General Stasnard for Congress,
in the truthful and lorciblc article which we
co y In low. This is in striking contrast
with the course of the Mestenger, which,
t.eretofoie prole-sting to honor and admire
General Stannurd, has not vet, so lar as wc
have observed, shown its brave townsman
the decent respect uf letting its readers krjow
distinctly that be would be a candidate.
General S. I as a host of warm friends in
Franklin County, and wc rejoice that their
pr fete net's can find rxjiri asiun in the eolomcs
of a Franklm County Ifcr. The 7rai
rrift siys :
Two or three months ago the Frtt Prttt in
aa able article on the nomination of totrnlr of
Consreas in th'n l'tstrict, suggested the brave
and gallatit Stannard aa a suitable candidate.
No objection was raided to the rogctstioa. Oce
or two papers, however, proftutd to fear that
he could not be prevailed on to accept the posi
tion But the foregoing a recent announce
ment in the I'm i'rwi removes all doult.
1 he General will liow bis came to be used ;
and hi ut ulc tt. There are do men whodtserve
better at the hands of the people than these who
left their home; aud business to fight the battles
of cur ce-untry; and, other things beii.g eiual,
we should esteem it both a daty ami pleasure to
give them such cilices of trust aud profit as thy
are capable of filling. Rhode Island retnembrrs
and honors her tlurnside, Connecticut ber Haw
hy, and why not Vermont hf r tanranl T Gen
Stannard is not a politician as the word is gen-
rally used, but be is thoroughly conversant
with, and deeply interested in the all-itajrbing
topi's that are now agitating the country. lis
has an utttr contempt fuT political juggleries,
aiid can neither 1 bought nor sold. If not an
eloquent debater, he is a man of excellent judg
ment and practical common sense, is high mind
ed, honorable, faithful, trur, and, to say no
more, in point of general ability, every way the
peer of our present representative. His nomi
nation and election wuuld I but a deserved tri
bute to the valuable cervices he has rendered the
State and the nation on the bloody battle-field,
where be received an honorable mark, which he
wdl carry to his grave.
It can be truthfully be said that Oen. Slan
uanl does r.ot seek the office in question. Were
he to consult his own feelings, we have no doubt
be would prefer to retain his present position in
the army; but as that seems to be out of the!
iaestion for any great length of time, and as
thero is a decided, uomittakable feeling through
cut the District in hvor of his nomination for
I'oagress, he is willing to accept it. It, there
fere, becomes the friends of the hero of Gettys
burg to attend the convention, which will soon
be called, and then and there give full expres
sion to their prefercntes. We ought not only to
nominate Gen. Stannard, but we ought to nom
inate him with grtat mianiaiify.
Gen. Stannard lor Coiigrcfs.
The Woodstock Stamford thus handsomely
end'itscs the suggestion of Gen. Stannard lor
Rrpreentative of the Third District. Copy
ing a recent aitiele from this piper stating
that the General will gratefully nccept tho
position, the Standard says :
The suggestions of the Free Press arc al
wnvs entitled to consideration, and although
we'are not to directly interested in this
election as a citizen of tne Third District
must tc, wc still hayc a very liveh regard
for the standing of every district of Vermont
in tbc halls of Congress, and hence take the
liberty to mix in the contest, it one there is
to be, for the choice of a candidate. Gen.
Stannard wc hate rcrsonallv known for a
great number of years, in fact since boyhood,
and can unhesitatingly add our mite to tnu
popular wave which seems to be setting in
bis favor. A man uf marked character,
large business exjiericncc, and possessing cx-
ccutivcanu practical amuyui u uigu ucuei,
lc will worthily represent Vermont if the
freemen of his district should call upon to do
Unon the political issues ot tho elay wc
believe him to be immovably fixed m those
i rmciplcs of universal Irccelom, equal eiii
Iragc and equal rights or no representation
or taxation, to dear to the citiiens of Ver
mont. He was formerly a whig and since
the formation ot existing parties has, with
11 the ardor ol a character rcmarKauie ior us
determination and rcrsistency, acted with
tbc republicans and labored lor the nccom-
pllstiment oi mcir oojccet.
H is c. id during the war is a brilljapt
one. which it is not necitsarT to rehearse, as
it is .:s tamiliaras household words to the
nm!e of eraiont, and tt would indeed tc
a 1 appv consummation if l.c eaulJ meet, on
the floor oi congress, inc r prctentainet u.
iho rebels and complete (we fear it is far
fmm lieinir comtdctcd now) t't.c contest, in
the furtherance ot which on mc naitieneiu
he has perilled his life andcvcrytbing.barely
escaping witn tuc lots oi nis gwu ugu.
Prepuratory Training fur the Senate.
T.i.lf. Pnland has had the edecatien. theortt;
ioilly andpractictilly. ihich laid the foundation
,r ,h lti Jndife Collamer's Senatorial saeccis.
Constitutions and laws, nitional and State, have
been the study and practice of his mature life;
nnl th redine8 with which he entered into
saccessiui ueuaie iu iuai -u"1- "
iccessful debate in that senatorial cnamuer ui
trODg men, at once ranked mm among its ieau -
jnc memocrs. ne icyw , wvu -.:JJ,.i
Trmtition. In little less than six month!
-0 a nl-
In little less than six months
of Senatorial experience he baa attained a repu- j
tiion fjr oractical statesmanship and ability
which very many others, respectable for educa
tion and talents, have not acquired In two mil
Senaforial terras. And this is not very sur
crising when we look at the lifc-workol Judge
Poland, where be has studied and discussed the
very questions that more than all others call
into debate the ablest Scnjtors. Rutland Her
ald. Tho ' questions" which Judge Poland has
spent bis lite in studying and dijcussing,
n far as tbc public know, have about , m
httle similarity to the questions, that
more than all othera 11 into ejebao the
ablest Senators," as ,n action for false
warranty of a horse has to the question of
reconstructing States and settling -upon du
rable foundations the future of the Republic.
The great debates in the Senate, and indeed
in Congre-ss, are upon questions that never,
in any of their asticctt came I efore our su
preme courts', certainly not on this side of
the mountain, however it may be at Rut-
lard. The President's power, the right" of
federal citizenship, the relations ol the
States or the fedenil goicrnincnt, the finan
cial problems before tt.c country, the powers
and duties or Copgretri in the rehabilitation
or tbc Southern States these topics have
not been the " life work" of Judge Poland
as judge, although he has douiftless given
thought tu them, as all intelligent men have,
in the last lew months. Wc have no Inclin
ation to abate anything Irom Judge Poland's
reputation but when the Herald praises
him as a statesman, wc think it must le
rroro what it expects of him, and not for
what he has done.
And wc think the Ilera.d a trifle too en
thusiastic, when it says Judge Poland "leap
ed at a bound into a national reputation.
We know comcivativc and Johnson journals
have praised the Judge's speech on the Pres
ident s power to remove oflici ils during a
recess of the Senate, the National Hi publi
can. President Johnsou't organ at Washing
ton, warmly eulogizing hii course. His
action in that case, as well as in the Stock
tun case, secured him commendation and
reputation atmng Democrats and Johnmn
ites. But wc arc certainly unaware ol any
"national reputation" In has gained 1-eside
this. Senator Kdtnunds, although several
months Judge Poland's junior as a Senator,
won marked atlcntion in the Senate lciore
Judge Poland's "national reputation" was
acquired. The Hiratd is extremely sensi
tive at any criticism of Judge Poland's course,
and it ought not, by extravagant and over
strained eulogy of him. to provoke such
criticism. Montpclnr Frteman.
The Ihrald, in the article which is in part
well replied to by the Frttmin above, at
tempted to institute an unfavorable compari
son between Judge Poland aud Mr. Morrill,
in respect tj early education. We are aware
of no advantage which ,-nc can claim over
the other in that respect Neither of them,
if wc have Ui-n correctly informed, ld what
is called n "liberal education." Each received
hiii early training in toe common school and
academy, and thenceforth cultivated hi
powers and fitted lum-ell for useful
ness and distinction without the aid of the
higher institutions of learning. to which Sen
ator Collamer and Senator Foot always own
ed their great indebtedness. The difference
in their subsequent training was simply this,
that Mr. Poland's studies fitted him espec
ially lor the Bench, while .Mr. Morrill's en
gagement in mercantile and agricultural em
ployments , and Uu long experience in
the House, have brought him more in em-
tact with the people, and have fitted him es
pecially for a Isyislalor
Till Senatorial (JrrsTiox. At the de-
cease of Senator Collamrr. Jodie Poland
was Chief Justice of the State, his term of
office continuing until next fall. To this ol
fice tie had just U-en elected l.v a unanim
ous vote, and he had every assurance, that
continuous elect i in could give, tlutt he could
Continue to hold the omee as long as he
should desire lu. lie li signed that office to
accept the aptuintiuent of Senator, knotting
that the appointment under such circum
stances gave luui no ri'ht, even by courtesy,
to an eleeliun bv the (neral Asremblv.
lie concluded to "throw up" his position as
Cbict Justice, to take a place in the benatej
in yuw ot the advantages which that place
would give him for a vigorous canvass for
an election bv the General Assembly. It is
manifest, that this action on his part is no
reason why he shoul I be elected next fall.
nor should it, in bis relations to the people
or the State, rut him lu any more favorable
petition than that occur icd by Mr. Morrill,
wno is taitl.li.ily laboring in the House
where his constituents placed him.
Jlic ouistion next tall before tl c General
Assembly, asbctueen Mr. Morrill and Judge
Poland, uaght to Ik cissidercd preciely is
though Judge Poland occupied his old poti
tion on the bench. Our Senators are to be
elected by the Legislature, and the Govern
or's appaintment should have no influence.
It it enables senator 1 oland to make a
brilliant record, that will U- in his favor,
but in other respects hi candidacy hould
W treated precisely a? though he had no-t
been appointed. In the election of oncot
supreme court judges list fall, the General
ivsscmoiy um uoi iiesiiate io put aside an
appointee of Gov. Smith ; and they- violated
no rights or proprieties in so doing. Nor
woull they, if they should prefer Mr. Morrill
to Judge Poland.
The Times intimates that the State will
Lsc Judge Poland's services il he is not
elected Senator. If that ibjection has any
force, it tan easily be obviated by the Legis-
aturc. as it can elect Judge Poland next
fall, Chicl Justice of the supreme court
And it Judge Poland, "from oon'iderations
personal to him-elf will not consent" to re
main on the bench, "but seeks a place in I
thc senate, the legislature will not on
that account, be under any obligation to
give it to him. II they give it to him at all,
it ought to be because they beiievc hitu bet
ter fitted by Ins trie, habits ol thought, Re
publican training, settled and established
love of genuine Republican freedom,
weight of character and influence in Con
gress, to fitly rcprcscn' Vermont in the Sen
ate, than Justin S- Morrill. It is riqdi'tar
Bi'cmcnt of Judge Poland whose whole ac
tive life, until last December, was spent at
the bar and on the Unch to say that in
these qualities the people do not yet know
him to be Mr. Morrill s equal. It would be
ius-t as inipossiblu Tor him nit to suffer in
these respects bv a comparison with the
Representative Iroai the Second District, as
it would be for the latter to equal tho Judgo
in trying jury causes or deciding law points
in Court. Freeman
Kgi'ALizi.sc Bounties. The bill to equal
ize the bountics,which passed the House last
week, provides that instead of Utnd or
other boupty, each soldier, sailor or marine
thai) receive one hundred dollars a year lor
his term of service. Tbc bounty is to be
paid only to those who have been honorably
discharged alter expiration of service or hy
reason of being disablid by wounds, and to
such as have been honorably discharged
since l'Jth April, 1805, or arc still in the
service. The heirs or representatives of
those dying in service, or dying after honor
able discharge on account or sickness conr
trailed or wounds received if) the service,
will receive bounty for the time served by
the deceased. All bounti s or prize moneys
received Irom any source are, however, to lc
deducted from the bounty prjvidcd in this
bill. The bounty is also not to be raid to ptr-
i - , .
j sons uu hkih cuuc.nunr, m uc
1 i,tTt.A nriKonera at thp time fif their rnli.t-
It is estimated that It will take one liunr
drcd and fifty millions of dollars tu pay the
bounties provided by this bill. It is not re
garded as certain tbat it will pass tho Sen
ate. As the extra State pay, paid by Vermont
to her soldiers.would doubtless be considered
in the light of a bounty and deducted ac
cordingly, it is plain tbat Vermont soldiers
are not going to be any better off for such
a,n act, if passed. Its only cicct so lar as
this State is concerned, will be that Vermont-
ers, having taxed thcm'clvcs heavily to pay
heir own troops Iscttcr than others, must
tow bear their share of this heavy addition
to the public burden, without a particle of
The Femans 5tric Tl Roberta
Sweeney men arc engaged in earnest in some
crazy attempt at an invasion of Canada
'1 lie following dispatches indicate that
tl.c main movur.rnt is to Icon Canada
New Yobk, May 31. The Mayor of Buffalo
yesterday telegraphed the JIayer or Hamilton
that ROO Ftnians had left Cleveland for that
city. The Great Western Railroad mana:ers
have sent all their surplus rolling stoek into the
inierior. Humor has it that the Oovertimcnt
will to mtrrow call cut the volunteer? again.
l'lilLAi'ELl'iiiA, May 31. It is tow report, d
mat turec companies ol remans leave tbuevC'
niog to join the party now on the Northern
Hitfalo. N. Y., May 31. Another Udy ot
men arrived Here last night from the nest, said
to 1-c n Fenian regiment. About 1000 men
i have come altogether and moie are expected.
J cry nave, appareslh , no arms. lut it is under
stood there are plenty secreted here. It is pret
ty generally thought tliata rani on lanada from
this neighborhood if uetermiotd upon. There
is no excitement here ho one believes in the
success of any movement the Fe lians may make.
Tobonto, May 81 Col. Prurie received or
ders this morning frcm Ottawa to notify all
corrs in this district to I e ready to move at
once for actual service it required. The city re
mains excited, (.anadians admit that bweeny
will attempt an invasion. The Goretnaveiit is
censured for withdrawing troops from tbe fron
tier, aud leaving the border towns to the mercy
Tobo.nto, May SI. The excitement is in
crissing, and volunteering again eoramenced
The news of the determination of the Gf vern
meat to call cut the voIuUcers caused grtat re
joicing. Rumor says that the Fenians are coarse ncicg
on the line of the St. Lawrence.
The Cabinet wa called together to-day, and
ministers are hurrying to Ottawa.
The Kftninji Telegraph has a reliable special
from Hamilton, saying that at 11 this A.M.,
the troops there were railed out by buele, and
ample preparations had been made by the Great
, Western Hallway lompany for the emergency.
It also has a despatch from Itagalo, dated 2
I P. M., saying the Fenians were constantly re
ceiving additirns to their numbers Tbey are
1 very leeretive. and will divulge nothing except
I tbat tbey are awing tn Canada.
It is believed tbat Sweeny sent unarmed men
into the Province to rise at nigbt ajid teiie arms
in government Duiwugs on toe frontier.
DnrrALO, May 31 It is rumored the Fenian
intend moving on Her Majesty's dominions to
night, but nothing reliable can be found oat.
The Ieiiiiin In Vermont.
Tbc Fenuns wbicb arnvid at St. Albans
first are mainly from Boston and Low
ell, Mass. They were three companies of
the 3d regt. of Sweeney Cavalry. " Gen."
Spear, who commands them, claims to have
served in our army in the Cavalry, under
Gen. Pleasanton. He teuarked ton gentle
man yesterday that nice -tenths ol l.n-mcn
had (-or il in tie United State service, and
were drilled Utter than any regiment of
British regulars in Canada.
It it reported from Huston tbat the differ-
nt lailroadt took firm that city a battery
and nesilv a full regiment of Feaiaos. whose
destination is Canada. The leeiment is re
ported to have included a haltalliono! Ameri
can returned soldiers,undr command of an ex
Colonel of the 19th Maes, regiment. A pir
tion or their arms went by express in the
Mime train in large hie- hundred piund
Passe ngers en be aid the train repicsent a
majority uf these Fenians as a wild and
drunken set not averaging over eighteen
years ol age. They smashed one car door
and several windows before reaching Con
cord. Daring afew moments' stay in Con
cord the i ffice is (iidcavort-d to keep the men
in tho ears, but without effirct, for tbey
jumted through tl.c windows ar.d had things
pretty much their own way.
The- division that came over the Rutland
line charted out all the depot restaurants
that were open on the way: viz, at Kildiborg
Winchcndon, Bellows Falls and Rutland,
taking all they could lay their hands on, and
declining to pty.
The St. Albans yUssenget gives the fol
lowing account of the proceedings tliere :
The arrival of the 5.10 a. x. train, made up
of thirteen cars, landed, at the Vt. C. II. R. de
pot, a is cstimtted by Conductor Rush, about
three hundred men. So fir ai we can ascer
tain their points of departure, l" were froa
Lowell, .V) from Ucston, while 'J' came via Pitts
burgh, and others received via Rutltrsla'.d at
various places along tbc route, lormed an aggre-
P'te of nearly three hundred. They Usaed
from the cars in the character of inoffensive and
law abiding citizens, pointed out their " bag
gage" which consisted of six or eight strong
pine boxes, with rcpo handles and ot a general
appearance hirdly suggestive of wearing appa
rel, and with the exception of some thirty or
forty left with the "baggage," strolled off in
groups to view the matutinal beauties of St.
Allans. Perhaps they are " loveis of Nature"
I drawn hither by its rare attractions, but a cer
I tain step and bearing aa they promenaded oar
I ttreest suggests a culture not purely aeathetssal,
but rather, the drill of the soldier. Beyond
this martial air, however, tl.ere was nothing of
a warlike appearance, no arms and no com
mands. Rut though apparently subjected to no
restraints of discipline, their conduct has been
nemplary, quiet, orderly, and thoroughly self
respectful; anil it socn became evident not only
that authority was exercised, but that it im
Some anxiety was manifested lest the sud
den influx of this strange body of men, them
selves and tneir purposes unknown, and appar
ently without restraint, might mult in distur
bance and violence. Rut their orderly de
meanor, and disposition, tegcther with the
prompt actios of the town authorities, soon dis
sipated tnese impressions, rue bars and saloons
were an closed, and such other precautions
adopted as were justificable in the circumstances
Several of our citiiens called at the Tremont
House upon Brigadier General Spear, as we be
lieve the perscnage who appears to command is
called. Oen. Spear is a tall, dignified looking
mtn, of about 60 years, of gentlemanly presence
and manners, wearing largely fair militaire.
He claims to be from Philadelphia, to have
been educated at West Point, and tc have been
in the regular army for thirty years. His vis
itors were politely welcomed, and while he was
profoundly ignorant of the reason of the sudden
increase in oar population, pleoiantly lajgesteu
that, personally, he was "here for bis health !"
Gen. S. thought there was not the slightest rea
son for apprehending disorder in town ; be be
lieved tnese men were Iaw-anid ng American
citizens ; was cenfident tbey would not trans
cend or trangrcsa the laws in any respect, and
gave the most positive assurances of his readi
ness to prevent any such occurrence ; be should
not feci alarmed if the force here were largely
increased ! What became of them, the mis
terious three hundred, is cot proven, as before
noon, poetically ipeaking, they
"folded their tents like the Arabs,
And as silently fled away."
Certain it is, however, that after their morn
ing walks, and a quiet breakfast at the restaur
ants and other places, some adjusted them
selves horizontally in groups on the Park, while
others more actively disposed, joined in a game
of ball. During the morning tbeir number was
gradually diminished ; first by a detachment
who left in the direction of Fairfield ; then by
another squads traveling toward Fairfax, and
another towards Georgia, and another down
Lake Street, whose destination is said to be
"Carroll's :" until we should Judge that St.
Albans is hardly quartering her fair contingent.
Bat perhaps the raovemern is designed to give
loom fur the Three hundred more, who, it is re
ported, will be here to-night, cr by to-morrow
rcorung, at the farthest. The figures arc in
definitely multiplied by rumor.
"Habuwabe," "class with canE," &.c.
Seme of the incidents connected with tbe
"movement"' are quitesaggestive and amusing.
A brief dialogue on the sticet disclcsea as much
of the purposes of our visitors as anything we
can learn. One of the party walking up the
street addresses one of a party strel'ine down :
How are ye. Jim; wbere's Barney f" "Up
to the harness sbep." "What's he there fur!"
" To set vrork." "Good boy," commenls tbc
questlonerand with a smile passes cn.
Last night, two boxes made cf plank, about
four feet high, four ftet wide ami one foot in
thickness, came by Express to this place, from
Springfield, Mass., or seme point beyond Bellows
Falls. The boxes were marked with great care.
and to ride in an upright position. Great care
was accoiuingiy rettowed upon them, and when
they were removed from the cars, it was as if
the bcits contained mirrors cr glass, which was
the supposition of express agents, who gathered
in face, and removed them centlv from the cira.
Seen alter, the boxes were inouircd for. and the
charges, amounting to about fifteen dollars.paid.
wnen a uouoie wagon drove up to tbelrtignt
bou'e, accompanied by finite a tnuad of men:
and the way these boxes were tumbled into the
wagon was a surprise to tbe careful railroal men.
and oonrir.ee them there was not much slats in
tuem. inc wagon and men took a westward
course and that is all we can find out about it.
THE VEBV HTE3T
A detachment of GO or GO men arrived in town
by the 0 P. M. train, just as we go to press.
More are expected this evening and to-morrow
morning. Five companies of U. S. Regulars
are also expected to-night from Boston.
Seizure oi Fimax Arks. Another seiz
ure of arm i- and equipments, supposed tn
belong to the Sweeny Fenians, was made on
Tuesday at St. Albans by De;uty I". S. Mar
shal J. A. Arthur ol this city. The lot con
sisted of ten boxes and a barrel, containing
sabres, carbines and cavalry equipments.
which came by Express Tuetday morning to
St. Albans, where thev were consigned to
one Peter Wnldtn, who is the foreman of
tbe St. Albans gas works, and whose real
name is Waid. Tbe property was brought
to this city and is now in tlse Custom House
for safe keeping.
The Mtsstngtr says in regard to tbe
seizure, "several simitai luts, marked
rat.ekery,' glassware,' and consigned to
ie same persvn, have ts.cn previously re
ceived at the depot and delivered" to the
Tbe following communication on tbe sub
ject appears in yesterday's Messenger:
St. Alxss. May 3ih, 18Si.
Mv attention was called to an article in
your last issue, entitled " Have we Fenians
among as r in wtucn 1 was intormai tnat some
property of mine, which had been clandeMintly
taken from tbe express office and Railroad sta-
on had been seized as " rinnegan br tne i .
S. authorities. Now, sir, tbe facts are simplv
these. A httle less than two weeks ago, I made
arrangement with Mr. Peter Ward, of this
town, to receive a certain amount of property as
my ageat, and autbi rized bim to hire a store fir
me, my purpose being to enter into tbe
hardware business. But as no suitable store
could be obtained, some rough goods which are
now a drug in tbe market, but which may in
time return a profit, if not, may- be sold for
old iron and pay all they cost were sent here
for storage. Tbe Finnigan" ghost immedi
ately seized bold of some of the Govemmeut offi
cials, who in tbe aioet illegal manner, yesterday,
seised and carried away certain boxes from tbe
depot. My agent or myself bad no opportunity
of making any explanation, and the only cQctnl
I had an opportunity of seeing m regard to tbe
matter, refused to give mc even the satisfaction
of informing me whether it was the " Irinnegan "
ghest of O'.Mahoney, Killian, cr Stephens
which frightened him into the illegal act. How
ever the matter is in tbe bands of Messrs
Dewey & Noble wbo will ascertain whether seiz
inr ?mm1s and fwrrvinf- Ihsm avsr from th
possession of the owner without one word of ex
planation is a detention or a thett. bo much lor
the "Startling discovery." '
Tbe goods which vou hint at as having rrob
ably been delivered, may become the property
ot any citizen of St. Albans, wbo wants to
make a "spec," as thev will be advertised for
lie at once.
I am, Sir, your ob't servant,
JOHN II. BROWN,
Late Capt. U. S. Army.
The Messenger adds :
We should not consider this town very desira
ble as a market for the hardware," viz. guns,
cartridge boxes, cavalry flings, .tc, which bas
been shipped to Mr. Brown's agent here. We
should expect too much competition from the
House s 1 oint "agent whose "hardware re
ceived similar attention from U.S. officials and
at other points along the frontier. We think it
matter or little doubt that guns consigned to
Mr. Peter Ward, or Waldcn.have been delivered.
and concerning which Mr. Ward is very reti
cent. This fact, in connection with another.
tbat the U. S. cfficials have been recently in
structed to be thorough in their search tor ship
ments f machinery," "crecker," and
glass ivare," seems to justify the seizure and
etentwn of Mr. ilrown s ' hardware."
Tin: rr.xirtN invasion.
IFF. I IllS .IT ST. ALBA JVS.
real Incitement Along the Herder.
The Fenian column designed to operate
from St. Albans and the border north of us,
has lit n reinforced by arrivals on almost
every train.ar.d is now formidable in numbers,
and wanting only arms .horses, artillery and
coniuiissnriat to be entitled to the namcot a
mall army. The number landed at St. Al
bans up to Monday morning amount to
about 2,5C(1 men. General Swee.net arrived
at St. Albans, from New York, Saturday
evening. His presence is taken to indicate tbe
that movement from the Vermont border is to
be something more than a feint. The St.
Albnns Messenger of Saturday evening says :
"The continued arrival and disappearance of
isciplined men under good leaders here and at
other points, means earnest and energetic action.
The movements are too serious, and are under
the guidance cf too serious men to end in n mere
farce. In two days at most, we are convinced,
there will be more than excitement in Canada.
The cfficcis and men are entirely silent and
qujet, but earnest and deterdffied apparently.
and are acting like men with an object of mag
nitude in view. Evidently our most important
news is soon to come from the other side of the
Among the Fenian Chieftains who have
been at St. Albans, arc Col. John W. Mahan
of Boston, formerly of the Dth Mass. Vols.,
now made Briga'dicr General in the Fenian
army, and Gen. Michael Murphy of New
York. Thc efllecrs or the 3d Irish infiintry,
which arrived on Saturday arc Col. T. O'
Connor, formerly Capt. or tbc 21 Mass ;
Lieut Col. M. II. MacNamara, formerly
Capt. ol tho 'Jth Mass. regiment ; Major
George H. Taylor. fbimcTiy Capt. ol the 29th
Mass. ; Capt. F. F. Buckley, formerly of the
2sth Mass., and Lieut. Edward Hethcrton,
lately or the U. S. Regular Army, Adjutant
P. A. Sinnot, Captain or the Sarsficld Guards,
M. V. M., who was lately in command of the
lorrts tt Eattport ; Quartermaster Captain
O'Hara Surgeon E. P. Kell.
Tbc Boston Traveller's reporlcr says that
the arms for Colonel O'Connor's men all ar
rived safely, owing to the vigilance of his
oEcers, and will soon be distributed The
same r. porter say a that Captain Brown, who
claimed to own the boxes, of arms seized on
Thursday, has.at least twenty-fire cue or
arms safely stowed away, which will be used
The Fenian lorcc appears to be a New York
regiment under Col. or Gen. Murphy ; a
Connecticut regiment under Col. Donnelly ;
two Massachusetts icgiraeots. infantry and
cavalry, under CuU O'Connor and Contri ;
j and a regiment under Col. Soanhn,
The seizure of so large c portion of their
I arms hy Li. S. Marshal Henry, must scrious-
Iy embarrass them. No lets than thirty lco
boxes, casks and cases ol arm?, seized at St.
Albans, have been brought to Burlington and
arc stored in the Custom House and the
vestibules or the Post office. Some of these
contain sabres, otheis ammunition. Amon
them arc the colors or the '21 Fenian Caval
ry and lhcir company books. The freight
room in the St. Albans depot was broken
open by a : mail party on Saturday, and a
large trunk, understood to be filled with
tabrcv, wad taken away.
A tuition of the Fenians eaeumped Satur
day night near Swantun Falls, and a put in
Fairtleld, Kast of St. Albans. It is under
stood tint they have since moved on, to the
Canada Line, under Gtn. Spear. Forty five
of the Fenians went on to Milonr, N. Y.,
from St. Albaiw, on Saturday.
The guard or t. S. regulars lelt at St.
Albans numbers "0 men, under command of
Lieut. Turnbnll. 'live remainder of the
regulars, about -' in number, under Brev.
Lieut. Col. Livingston, were at Swanton at
There it of eourtc immetite excitement at
St. Johns and Montreal. The Montreal
Hcrtld told GO,0(X) copies of its extras Sun
day. A battery of Armstrong guns, and
two wings ol tbe 2-ith and 30th regi
ments wire sent to St. Johns on Friday
from Montreal, and un Saturday tbc First
rirlcs, volunteers, Od. Bernard Devlin com
manding, fallowed. This regiment is said to
be largely competed if Irishmen. The
British force at St. Johns numbers nearly
20O0, half of them regulars.
There was great excitement on Saturday
at Cornwall, cn the Canadian shore, 25 miles
North of Malooe, in expectation of an at
tack from the FcnUns nndtntojd to be a. n
eeatmted at Malooe.
A party of 240 Fenians with 5 boxes of
arms arrived at Newport, Vt., on Saturday,
and it was reported they would move on to
Stanttead Itaio. C mile distant.
The Invading Column at I'ort 1'iic.
'J III! SITl'ATION IN CANADA.
BcrrALo, Jucc 1.
Col. O'Neill cjiiitnaods the troops that
made the landing from here. He is styled
'Commander or the Army of tbe Irish Re
public in Canada."
It is snnl thai men are constantly crossing
from this side and without difficulty.
There is no L S. force here to prevent
their doing so. and tbe U. S. steamer Michi
gan bas no orders or authority to stop par
ties from crusting.
It now appears that a concentration is to
lw made not far from here in Canada, and
after receiving reinforcements, the Fenians
will move on some important city. This,
however, may not take place for two or three
Two con panics or tbe 65th National guards
arc guarding our arsenal, but there is no
danger that tbe Fenians wilt trouble Ameri
can property. Tbey seized a number or
bor set belonging to the Niagara street railroad
which were pastured in Canada, but when
they were informed that they were the prop
city of Americans, tbey were returned.
The railroad otfic ials from Fort Erie report
that the Ftnians bate torn up the track in
several places and have burned down several
buildings beck of the village, and seized all
hursts within their reach. They have taken
25 or 30 prisoners, but these were released
on parole alter a lew hours detention. At
12 o'clock, the Fenians 'started down tbc
river towards Chippewa.,
All communication with Canada is now
cut iff at this joint. The U. S. steamer
Michigan is stationed opposite Fort Eric and
commands tbe river.
The Agent ot the Associated Press has re
turned from un interview with a prominent
Head Centre, wbo says that from 1500 to
2000 men efiecteda landing in Canada from
this shore. They ure well aimed and have
six pieces of artillery.
There is said to lc a general descent along
the whole frontier, and that the Fenians have
as many as 13 batteries of artillery in
Fenians liave telegraphed from this point
to various cities to send on men and goods,
as a landing had been effected. The men
that went from here wctc apparently picked
and most of teem arc said to have served in
tbe federal and confederate armies
No decisive action or even a skirmish is
anticipated for at least two days,
which will allow the British troops to lortify
The destruction or tho Wellacd canal,
and a movement on Toronto is thought to be
their present objeer. Head Centres assert
tbat no pillaging wiil be allowed. They do
not make war on the peer le of Canada, but
upon the British Government.
A special from Suspension Bridge says
that Mr. Kempson, Mayur or Fort Erie,
went out to read the riot aet, when the Fe
nians killed him A man who rerusod to
give up his borte was riddled with bullets.
Rumors says that three Canadians were
killed by tbo Fenian pickets.
A special despatch from Clifton, C. W.,
says a British foree has marched to meet the
Fenians and a liattlc will take place to-morrow.
A special from Turonto says that at four
o'clock the Fenians were within six miles of
Chippewa. Everybody expects a battle to
night. The uprising here resembles that of
the Americans when Sumter was fired upon.
A dispatch from Port Colbtirnc, states
that a number of British troops, arc there
nnd more arriving. Tbo Grand Trunk ferry
boat have been ordered frcm Buffalo to Port
Colbornc, and it is surmised to carry troops
tbenco to some poict. A large Fenian meet
ing was held this evening at the Opera
llou-c in this city.
Tue Gatiieki.vg or the Fenians. Despatches-from
many points rejort the move
ment of lodits of Fenians.iti larger or small
er numXT,all headed for the Camda Birder.
Elvira, N. Y., June I.
The oth Maryland CaTalry regiment now
port of the Fenian army of invasion, under
command or Col. Donohuo, passed through
this city to-day, tn route toOgdensburgh.
They number COO men. While waitiog for
tbe train they fell to fightiog among them
selves at the depot. No deadly weapons of
any kind were cied. Many of their buds
are damaged, and blovnl ran freely. Most ol
them arc young and wcrr in the rebellion dur
in" the war. They had with them six cases of
muskets, and eight boies.of rations and am
munition marked "II. D. Hockley. Pots
dam, St. Lawrence -Co."' They were very en
thusiastic, and sanguine ol success.
A report from Corning says that COO Fc
nians passed through that village, en route
Four companies of British volunteers are
stationed at Mooer's Corner.
BcrEALo, June 2, 7 P. M.
The following is an account by an eve
wirncss of the engagement near Ridgway :"
The Fenians near one thousand strong un
dir 0 Neil, had reached a small village
about ten miles from Waterloo Ferry, when
scouts announced the approach of a large
f.rcc ot Canadian volunteers. The Fenians
at once tore down a fence and went into an
adjoining field and formed in line of battle,
Gen. O'Neil leing assisted by Cols. Starr
and O'Brien in making the distribution of
troops. The volunteers advanced upon the
Fenians, the action commenced tho skir
mishers on cither side exchanging a brisk
fire. The order was then given lor the Fe
nian skirmishers to fall back. The main
bodies on boib sides fired several volleys.
when the remans advanced on double quick
with fixed bayonets, hut as the volunteers
were ranged in the orchard on the other side
of a swamp and separated from the Fenians
by a thick brushy wood. Gen. O'Neildecmed
the charge useless, and gave onlcrs to halt
and fall back. The volunteers believing
tlii a retreat, advanced from thcii shelter on
the run. They were met however, by the
Fenians with a counter charge and instantly
put to route, the Fenians pursuing tbcm
ior two miles, when O'Neill ordered a bait.
The volunteers were completely demoralized
and continued their flight to Port Colborne.
Tbc loss on the Fenian side is about six
killed and fifteen wounded ; tbat ol the vol
unteers twenty-three killed and wounded in
The Fenians rought bravely, throwing off
their coats, vests and even shirts, nnd fight
ing hall naked. Alter stopping the pursuit,
the main body ot the Fenians proceeded to
wards Fort Erie, leaving guaid over tb
wounded on both sides.
The volunteers were 1400 strong, under
command or Col. Buchanan.
Col. Routb. when dying, asked permission
of Gen. O'Neill to retain his sword, which
was granted, and a guard was in.-tnicted to
sec that it was not taken from h'.ta.
A portion of the volunteers, on reaching
Fort Eric, took refuge on the stean tug
Thomas Robb, but shortly returned to the
shore, remaining in the neighborhood of
About half pat three some 13 Fcnims
were seen crotting the brow of a hill, when
the volunteers valiantly rushed out to cap
ture them, but just as they reached the base
ol the hill about 800 Fenians appeared and
charged precipitately down upon them, 'lhe
volunteers broke and scattered through the
weeds, and about 70 of them were captured.
Some or tbcm again got on board the tug,
while others were running all along the
shore. The beach, which was covered with
guns and knar sacks, thrown away in tlitir
flight, resembled the first Bull Run battle
Toronto, June 2, S r. u.
It is reported that a dispatch has been re
ceived from Col. Peacock by Gen. Napier,
stating that his force bad a sanguinary con
flict with tbc Fenians near Fort Erie. The
engagement lasted two hours, and tbc cas
uallus were heavy on both sides. Tho Fe
nians were entirely routed and defeated.
Bcttalo, June 2.
The force in the Fort Eric engagement
were all volunteers, consisting of detach
ments of tho Wclland canal field battery, and
Dunville company or about eighty men.
The fight lastctl only 20 minutes. Captain
Ring or the Welland Battery, was severely
wounded in tbe leg and will suffer amputa
tion. Two other volunteers were wounded.
but none killed. It is reported that a Fe
nian Captain was killed, name l ot given.
The Fenians at lst accounts still held the
jlace, but their force is too small to cope
with the British regulars and volunteers
now on their way from Chippewa to the
scene of action. Tbey had .reached Black
creek a few miles from Fort Erie.
The British force consists of the -47th,
17th, and the 10th Royal and Royal artillery,
and several companies or Canadian volun
teers, making altogether a force not less
than 2,500 or 3000 men.
At the battle at Kidgcway neither force
bad artillery, but some ot tbc Canadians aro
said to have had "repeating rifles," while the
Fenians were aimed with ordinary muskets.
Col. Starr ot Kentucky is said to be the
one that gave the word to the Fenians to
scatter and save ttcmselvcs. The number
of men cn both sides did not exceed two
thousand. Accounts of parties wbo saw or
pretend to have witnessed the battle at
Kidgcway arc so conflicting tbat it is almost
impossible to get a true account. S-jme Kill
assert the Fenians drove and whipped the
Canadians, and others state just the con
trary. Toronto, June 32 P. M.
A despatch from Waterloo says that Col.
Dennis command, numbcriogabout SO men,
engaged SO or 100 Fenians about half past 2.
Gen. O'Neil ordered the Fenians to charge
upon the volunteers with fixed bayonets,
when the volunteers broke and ran in every
direction, throwing away hats, belts, cart
ridge boxes, etc. By 3 o'clock tbc pride of
Waterloo was in the possession or the Fe
nians. Col. Dennis is said to be wounded. Two
Fenians were killed, and tbc Biitiih had 5 or
G wounded. Reinforcements Tor the Fenians
have crossed at Frenchman's Creek. Tbe
operator at Port Colbornc reports a large
body of Fenians crossing io Canada.
BirrALo. June 3 P. M-
Tlic whole Fenian force, about $50 strong,
evacuated Canada at 3 A. M. Four hundred
of them, with the leaders, are lying in ar
rest under the guns of the V. S. war steam
Tbe Michigan is anchored in the Niagara
river about 4 miles below tbe city, a large
fl.ii boat is fastened to bcr under her gunt,
having on board about 400 men. Tbe Fe
nian officers are on the Michigan under guard.
Capt. Bryson of the Michigan, thinks ho
has got an "elephant" on his hands, and
is anxiously awaiting instructions as to what
he shall do with the prisoners. District At
torney Dart is also awaiting instructions
irom Washington as to their disposition. It
is considered unsafe to bring them into the.
city, as an effort might be made by friends
to release them.
There is cousidcrablc excitement in the
city, but the general feeling is that the gov
ernment has done its duty, and our people
arc glad the Fenians have fallen into Ameri
can hands rather than have been captured
by the British.
A lorcc variously stated from 350 to 1500
tried to leave here last night in tnga and fiat
boats, probably to reinforce the Ftnians, hu
owing to tbe arrangements made hy Gen.
Barry in organizing picket boats, tbey were
obliged to tum back.
A fortion ol two British regiments, tbe
16th and 47th, seven companies of volunteers
nnd two batteries now occupy the entire
shore opposite here to repel any lresh in
vasion. By order or Gen. Grant, Gen. Batry had
his military district extended ,and it now em
braces the northern frontier I ruin Lake Erie
A large additional force of regulars have
been ordered here. A portion bas already
Previous to Barry's advent as commander,
r.o ejneert of action had been agreed upon,
but by a system of arming tugs and picket
ing the river, the Fenians bare been frustra
ted from reinforcing and making any further
ad ranees, upon Canada from this point.
Tho Fenian Gen. Lynch arrived last nigbt
from tbe west, and took command of tbe men
here to reinforce his friends in Canada. These
were tbe men wbo veie turned back.
The British Lieut. Col. Beau worth was
killed in one of tbc engagements, and Capt.
Kirgof the Welland battery, has been
brought here and bad bis leg amputated.
Set ond Lieut. Finnigan or Buffalo, was
wounded ; 7 or 8 men of tbe Buffalo regi
ment were seriously wounded ; 5 of the 17th
Irish regiment jfrom Kentucky, were
Fenian lots about 25 ; British losa about
50, among whom wfjtw. a Urge number of