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THE ItTLAND WEEKLY HERALD : THURSDAY, JULY 18, 1861.
Wit StaOiinfi Irai. THURSDAY MORNING, JULY 18. TILE COURIER AND AMALGAMA TION. The Courier of yesterday contains another tall for a County Convention at Rutland, at the same time and place as the one published in our columns alleging that ours partook too much of a Republican character. The Courier's call is signed by over one hundred names, and we are happy to see that of these a preponderence tends to the Democratic side, and among them the editor of the Courier. It has been said that " one man can lead a horse to water, but that two men cannot make him drink." It may with equal truth be said, that though one man may convince an other of a falacy or the error of his ways, twentv men cannot lead him from an error against his will. "We believe the Courier man to be incorrigible, and therefore shall not, at least while he is in his present uiood, attempt to win him from the lonelv and al most solitary political paths in which he is just now straying. We do rejoice to see, however, that there is a little vitality left in our cotemporary, and that he can procure the names of more than fifty Democrats of Rutland County to sign such a call as he pub lished yesterday, believing as we do, that every man whose name is upon that call de signs to stand. by it unless it may be the Cou rier man himself. "We rejoice, therefore, to see this patriotic movement, on the part of so numerous an array of Rutland county Dem ocrrts, in throwing down party lines, for the time being, for the purpose of rallying to the support of the Union. We hope, and with the exception above made, we believe that the signers of this paper art- - -ing hon estly and with a view to the greatest good to the f-reatest number. We would give the Courier man the same credit of honesty, could we do so with propriety, or could we nee the least evidence cf an honest purpose in his present movement. But how can we V In another column of the Courier which pub lished this call, we find another from the Democratic State Committee, for a Conven tion at Montpelier for the nomination of State officers, and one of the signers being John Cain .' This would look as though all "party considerations" were not, as yet, en tirely thrown away by this heretofore immac ulate apostle oi Democracy, who would now play " fast and loose " with the Republican party, not only, but with the 1 emocracy it self. Repudiated as the leader of his own party, be now assumes the dictatorship of both. But it is to be hoped, in the present instance, that he will neither mislead or be fog either. The editor of the Courier, through the eolumns of his paper, and in public and pri vate conversation expressed his sentiments, as a man and as a Democrat, in favor of Mr. Holbrook as candidate for Governor. The other officers are of minor importance in the minds of those who now throw aside their political preferences, so that they are filled by competent and honest men. Will the Courier man dare to say that the nominees arc not all that ? Why then, if he is as hon est as he professes, does this second call for a State Convention appear in his column8 with his own name attached. The truth is, the matter looks as if it this was only one of the Courier's stratagems for personal agrandizement,and should be treated as such, until he comes forward and pledges to carry out by his vote what he now pro fesses. The Courier says that the call for a Coun ty Convention was made u at the request of a large number of freemen independent of party associations," yet admits, that it was prepared at that office, and printed slips sent from thence into the different towns for sig natures. This was all proper and right, and hundreds of other signers might have been obtained. All we wish to do in the matter, is to propound to Mr. Cain a few inquiries, for the benifit of all concerned, and they are these : Will he be bound by the action of the County Convention called by him, and sup port the nominations there made ? Does he regard a " vigorous prosecution of the war " as the policy of the present Ad ministration ? Does he regard the President, in his acts true to the party which elected him ? And if so, cau he sustain any part of the policy of the Administration without so far coming upon Republican ground ? If these queries are answered in the affirm ative, we would inquire, then, is it possible to entirely throw aside party politics and sup port the "vigorous prosecution of the war ?" And lastly can the policy of an Adminis tration be honestly sustained, and support at tne same time be given to an opposing party? These inquiries we hope Mr. Cain will be able to answer to the satisfaction of the free men of Rutland county, and we await his re ply. But who ever before supposed that either Democrats or Republicans, in an exigency like the present, were required, in order to obtain an united action, to throw aside all political principles and amalgamate into a new party. This would be altogether ridicu lous. Not so the union of two distinct parties who disagree on minor points of policy, aid who, though "wide as the poles asunder" on specific questions, are to a man agreed on the one vital question, as to the life or death of" the Government. Honest Republicans and honest Democrats can understand this, and act accordingly. We have therefore never supposed that the patriotic Democrats who now come forward in this hour of their country's peril, to defend her against the as saults of traitors, were only actuated by a desire for office and that promised before hand as an incentive to duty ! But we had supposed that they, under the present circum stances, were willing to lay aside party con siderations and unite their energies with ours in carrying out the measures of policy neces sary to the salvation of the country, though those measures do happen to be the measures of a Republican Administration. Why, then, if the Courier man is honest in his "no party" sentiments, is he so much dis turbed at any call which bears the name of "Republican upon it ? Why was not the call for our State Convention, and also the one for the county, satisfactory to him ; and why does he not support the State nomina tions ? Is it not because there is not a Dem ocrat upon the ticket V We are of opinion that the last queries are fully answered in the followiag extract from an editorial article in the Burlington Senti nel good Democratic authority of July 5th, which chances to lie before us, anF perhaps we may also find in the same extract a key to unravel the whole mystery for his great zeal in getting up still another call for a County Convention : " It was in the Rutland Courier that we first saw any mention made by a Democratic paper favorable to the proposed ur.ion of par ties : the Courier announced some weeks since its approval of the nomination of Mr. Holbrook for Governor, and that it was ready to support him and other Republican nomi nees, provided the Itepublicans would equita bly divide up the remaining ' loaves and fishes" between themselves ami the Demo crats. From the subsequent change in the Courier's tone, we were led lo infer that he had made approaches to the Republicans of his neighborhood, but that they found him so ravenously hungry a rat" that they declined to admit him to a partnership in the public crib. To use his own peculiar illustration we wonder rho has been trying to ' get into bed with Republicans," and possibly may have got kicked out." Tiiat Message from Jeff. Davis. Speaking of the message from Jeff. Davis to the President, which was brought by Col. Taylor under the flag of truce, the Tribune's Washington correspondent says that liberty is not given to print the message, but all may be assured that its purport was not only un important, but frivolous, impertinent, and even defiant. It had nothing to do with ne gotiations for peace or for an exchange of prisoners. The correspondent further says : There can be no doubt that the privilege of the Hag was abused for the purpese of de laying our advance, obtaining information, and, perhaps, communicating with traitors here. The first and third objects CoL Tay lor did not accomplish ; but if he failed of the second, it wasn't the fault of the officers at Arlington, who supplied him with newspa pers, conversation and a look at the fortifica tions. It may be said in their favor", howev er, that he could learn nothing to the rebels' advantage within our lines of earthworks, or of type. Addison County Teachers' Insti tute. The teachers of Addison, pursuant to the call of Secretary Adams, met at Or well on the 21st of June. Dr. E. Cshman, of Orwell, was chosen President, and E. J. Thompson, Secretary. In the morning, Mr. Adams gave lessons in Arithmetic and Grammar of a most in structive character. He continued his in struction in the afternoon by lessons in Ge ography, as well as the former subjects, giv ing an eminently practical plan tor teaching those branches, which was highly commend ed. The exercises of the first day were completed by Mr. Adam's lecture on Ver mont in the evening. I he second day was occupied with practical instruction in the same branches, together with school government. Remarks were made by Rev. M. Olmstead, Rev. Wm. Smart, and Secre tary Adams, on the subjects pertaining to common schools. At the close of those re marks, Dr. Cushman moved that a vote of thanks be tendered to Mr. Adams for his un tiring zeal in behalf of the cause of educa tion in our midst, which met a loud aud hearty response from all. Ilurlington Times. Sharp Earthquake in Canada. Montreal, July 12. A severe shock of an earthquake was felt here at !) o'clock last eve ning, which lasted for several seconds It was felt at the same time in various places in Canada AVest. In Oitawa City chimneys were thrown down and vessels shattered We hear of a shock of an earthquake be ing felt in several places in this State about the same time . The following curious specimen of litera ture was picked up on the camp ground of a New York Regiment, which went over into Virginia a few days ago : 'On friday the 21th there was a battle fot at grafton verginia there was about 21 hun dred union men and 4000 cecesionist the cecesionist fired the first shot and done no hurt thf n the union men then fired on them and killed from 4 to 500 of the cecesionist then the cecesionist run for life that shoes what soldier tha are in the south to be lickt out by a few good for nothing northern men. A Good Proposition. A good farmer on Long Island proposes to plant ten acres in addition to his usual planting, and give its products to the army. If all the farmers throughout the country would do the same thing, there would be less complaint in re gard to the Commissariat department. We do not know how it may be at the South, but here the farmers have increased their crops, and this season has been favora ble to a heavy production. The gamblers in the array are reaping a rich harvest, the volunteers taking readily to card-playing to kill time. ARMY CORRESPONDENCE. Letter from a member qjf the 2d Vl. Regiment. Washington, D. C, July 10, 1861. Editor, Rutland! Herald: I at last find myself in Washington, the Capital of the United States still, in spite of Southern trai tors. I know of nothing that happened while en route hither that would be of particular interest to your readers. While in New York, some of the boys strolled into the Trib une office, to see the; workings of that estab lishment. The clerk i saw the green sprig in our caps, and ran up stairs and told the senior jjditor that thcr i were some Vermont ers below. The knight of the " white hat " and " flag of truce elbows " came down stairs on a "double quick," gave us a hearty shake of the hand, and spent about one hour conversing on war njatters, agriculture. &c. When we left, he fid us God speed, and gave each one a copy of his incendiary doeu- ment to take to the warmer latitudes. I had said a good many hjird things about Iloraee Greeley in political; campaigns, but now I became convinced that he was a man that meant to do what was right in his own mind. Having a desire to f-je the Sickles brigade, I went to Camp Si oft for that purpose. I examined the men and found some good ones among them, but thy have not that general look of intelligence about them which charac terizes the New Engljand regiments. When I started for York, I found that I could not get by the guards without a pajs. I went to the officer of the da v and told "him I was a visitor, and wanted! looked as though h to be passed out. He had seen service in a Tammany caucus. or the succeeding election. He said that he ha lhad that trick played on him Ix'fore by t rie novs racing themselves off for visitors, and! get over to York for a t unh," and thought I could not tru-k him this time. I saw i : was of no use to say more to him. so nuttin? on a bold cheek. I went to Ibe General's tent, who ordered the Adintsnt tn write me frlr,,wb while ,be mn f k',v . , , , , , . notonetv, stooa and uouotea mv veracitv. i .. .. . ' tound it to te ot great service tome, lor 1 was challenged at the wharf, and at everv corner bv an officer, who in connection with the whole police force, managed to keep the brigade within bounds. i nt'iuft r-, which means that for mini and mus When I arrived at the Depot. 1 met the j f K the. are unMjrr,a.S(.d bv anvsimilarbo.lv Chaplain of the regiment, who informed me f ' in t,H. worllJ Th'v a're iniprovi " that Stoddard, of the VVaterbury company, aieu .vionuay morning at 1 1 o ciock oi putna j hav(; ,.omm(;( -d in the school for the battal sore throat. He was respected and loved by j ;on Amor r tht. jj drilled companies. ii.iii I'll his comraaes. ana they ueepiy mourn his ,0ss. . . . ...... . - . . 1 hear the cause ot his disease was this : ( I cannot vouch for the truth of if for I was not present.) Some or all of the company got perm.sS!on to go in bathing, and d.d not re- turn within the time spccne.l into ten or w- teen minutes. a Pnsnmnt tor this, they were con-peuc'i to inii two nours. ana some ' ot the tune in one ot the naniest rain storms that was ever known in this region, lotingi Stoddard told the Colonel an hour lefore his j death, that he was dying and that was the cause. His father. Judge Stoddard, came after him to-day. Yesterday our regiment was ordered to pacK their knapsacks and make ready to proceed into Virginia, cross ing the riv r by a steamer. In a very few minutes the tents were all struck, and every thing all ready, when the order was reversed Decause oaggage wagons coui'i not ne got. The ovder came again this morning, and the boys are all in a bustle, while I am lifted into a wagon with six others, and started for the general hospital. The driver tells me that j we make the sixth load. There are about! Srt under the Surgeon's care, and manv more that are not tit filr dutv. A good manv have the measles, but t find" that Diarrh-ra is verv prevalent. The boys are well cared for by the Surgeon and Assistant, who are every way fitted for(their position, and have a good deal of sympathy for suffering humanity. I arrived at the hospital on Second street, which is a splendid building, and has a nice llower garden in front. Everything is neat and comfortable. It is owned and conducted by the Sisters of Charity, who are all their names indicate to the sick and dying soldiers. On the left of my bed is a fireman Zouave, who was shot in both heels. One of his feet had to be amputated, and the other one, th ough badly mutilated, they are trying to save. At the foot of my bed is a member of one of the jNew York regiments, who was shot in the middle third of the thigli. j While I am writing now, there is a bustle in the opposite room. I learn the caus. A soldier who was wounded while on picket duty Sunday night is dying. A comrade t holds him in his arms, while he breathes lis life out sweetly there." I We hear of nothing but the expected bat :les which must jsoon take place. The Ver nont boys were highly elated on account ot being ordered on to face the music. I must now come to a close, for I have been writing between resting spells, and am now very jired. Excuse all the mistakes of a weak body and head, and I will write again when I join the regiment. A severe tornado passed over Londonder ry, N. II. on the 11th inst., unroofing and de molishing buildings and ruining orchards, crops, &c. The tornado swept about a third of a mile in width through valuable timber land, leveling everything of any size. The Most Rational Account of the War. The Commissary General's. FROM CAMP BAXTER. Camp Baxter, St. Johnsbury, Vt., July 12th 1861. Editor, Rutland Herald : Everybody wishes to know when the 3d regiment is to leave and nobody can tell. The 18th inst is now mentioned as the probable time, but your correspondent, if he may be allowed to haz ard an opinion, believes they will not move before the first of the following week. Lieut. Col. Hyde is still in command of the regiment, as it has not been publicly an nounced who is to receive the Colonelcy. E. II. Stoughton of Bellows Falls has been mentioned for that office. He is a young gentleman of ability and a graduate of West Point, where he held a high rank in his class. Before the present troubles broke out he had resigned his commission and was studying law with a relative in New York. But he has renounced his chosen profession for the present, offered his services to Gov. Fair banks, and starts this wee'i, it is said, for Newport News, where, according to rumon he is to relieve Col. Phelps or Lieut. Col. Washburn, in order that one of them may take command of the 3d. Col. Cochran of Bellows Falls has accepted his appointment as Major in this regiment. The camp, which is about a mile from town, is in a healthy location, well supplied with water, and has large and comfortable bar racks, with every convenience that cosld be desired, except, perhaps, that the parade ground is not quite large enough for exten sive evolutions. Everything has been done by the Govern or and General Davis to render the soldiers comfortable. They have full suits furnished them, consisting of cap, coats, suspenders, pants, a pair of shirts, two pair of stockings and shoes. Thv are also to have Enfield ! rifiVs with angular boyonets, whereat the men i are greatlv rejoiced. The men have the best . . i ot fare and a plentv of it : in fact Lamp ! Baxter deserves to rank first, without excep- .i .. .. . ;i ; .:,,.,: ,.r i iwn. 4iu'i: ; -.viuuuum i mruiunuu, i i tu .. ,,,..,., The measles in a mild form are quite prev- , . .i i -i . . .r . . ! "nl m vlaV- re u,'m- wul -s ! . u t . ti. h- . i . , I hojihii. wart, fine looking, ac'ive men, in ta t IVr- , f t j (.oro,,anv drill, and this week thev , c Veazevs of Springfield, which i . 1 occu- pies the right of the regiment. attracts uni- versal attention not onlv tor their fine sol- (Ji(,rlv arjn anj precision of movement, but j inXf.m,,n, with which , hey com- j nv m.w r.omrnaml. and the readi- i nrehend anv new command, ami the readi ; . . , . , , pirM.llt -t f, . Va- , . ,, , , . ! zev i deservedly popular both among men. ; an, capt. leaver s company oi iianiom ana Capt. Corbin's of Wells River also rank high, The Calais was linallv organized vesterdav. therebv completing the regimental ranks j an1 th"ey wi1 aj prolaUy be ma,tere 1 in to- j nlorrow .as Cpt Starr has signified his in - tention ot returning to Washington Mondav. The Dailv Caledonian is to be discontinued to-morrow lor lack ot sufficient patronage to 1 render its publication profitable, not being , anie to uispo.v 01 more than one nuii'irea : ' opies in S Johnsbury. as it announces in 's !sl"' ,,,r to-day. MIDDLKHU RY CORRESPONDENCE, Mii.dlehi.-ry. July 12. l;i. ; Commencement at Middlebury offers un- : Uriua' attractions this year. It is expected i that ' lar-; "umber of Alumni and friends of j the institution will be present, both on ac- count of the attractions offered in the speak ers before the different societies, and on ac- .'.! . .1.-1 1 -II count 01 uif net mat ttie new college ouim- 1 ing will be then nearlv completed. This is ! to be. one of th finest public buildings 11 the State. The exterior is already completed except the roof which is being covered with slate. The workmen are already at work upon the rooms, and it is intended that bv the beginning of the next collegiate year they will be ready to receive their inmates. Not the least attraction will be the hv.c. The out door music is to be furnished by DoitiM,"- celebrated Hand of Troy. The music for Commencement Day proper (Wed nesday.) and for the concert. Wednesday evening, will be by the Boston Merdelsshon Quintette Club, the reputation of which alone will be sufficient to draw an overflow ing house. Perhaps no company of musi cians in the United States excels them. They are also to be assisted by Mrs. Lmg. of Boston, Mass., the celebrated ballad sing er. We are pleased to state that they are to gie a concert in Rutland, Tuesday night. August 13th. Hon. Edward Everett has accepted the invitation to speak before the Philoraathesian Society, and Rev. Ray Palmer, D. I)., of Albany, N. Y., before the Philadelphian, on Tuesday. Parkeiian Exhibition will be Tuesday evening. The meeting of the Asso ciated Alumni is on Thursday. The orator is Rev. Harvey I). Kitchel.D. D., of Detroit, Michigan and S. A. Walker of Iiinghampton N. Y., Poet. Arrangements have been made wi:h the Rutland & Burlington Railroad to carry those attending Commencement fcr fare one way, during the week. E. II. P. THE THIRD REGIMENT. Rt'TLA d, July 15, 1861. Having just returned from the rendezvous of the Third .Vermont R ?giment at St. Johns bury, wherejl have been remaining for some three or four weeks, I have thought that a few items concerning the Regiment from my pen may not be without interest to the read ers of the Daily Herald. The companies are now all full and fully organized, and the Regiment is uniformed, armed and equipped,; and in readiness to start for the seat of war whenever orders shall be received from the War Department. The inspection by Capftain Starr, of the U S. Army, who was detailed by the War De partment for that purpose, commenced on Saturday last, and is doubtless ere this com pleted. I I have frequently heard it remarked by military men competent to judge, that all things considered, this Regiment will be bet ter equipped and prepared for actual service than any that has yet left New England The experience of theitnen in camp will be of incalculable advantage to thern. The art of cooking, so essential has not been negleetc to comfort and health, . while much attention has been given to imparting sanitary in struction to the men ; a matter of the last importance. Statists that an overwhelming ; show conclusively percentage of losses in actual service occur vex consequence ot dis- ea-'e, and; that the k iled and wojnded in few in the comparison. battle are lexceedinglv This a fact worthy of the gravest study and attention, and it is matter for eongratu of the Third Regiment, lation that the officern who are generally nJen of superior intelli- gence, many f theml having erjoyed a col- legiate education, ate taking this subject sea-onably in hand. and giving -recial at- i tention to it. i The arms furnish 1 to the Third Regiment I .,. ........ V.Jl i l" "'1 coill be procured. I No better can 1 fo-in 1 in the Service. It is bard to realize the hatistactiori and 10V ex- : , - - pres-ed bv the men when thev learned th.e , arms had leen pro j (red: for thev had sup- ! po-ed it would re n possible to get anything musket altered to the i 7 . . , i but the sniooth-rxr! percu-sion lock. T! e arms which were pur- chased in New Yord throu jh the immediate agency of W. 15. Hatch. Eq.. of the firm of Fairhank's- & C. are the long rirled mu- kets. wiih angular biyonets. embracing all the modern improvements, and are. I think. of English manufacture. The Governor and Gen. Davis are deserving of much praise for the fterseverer.ee with which they have car n'ed out their purpo-e to pro are arms of tli,? description : especially as it turns out that this i, the nh, lo' oi the kind to be had ; in the country for several weeks. Thev were bought at from for to five dollars 1 p r niusnei man .'js.i-iiiis.-its ua i pai 1 ior . i. ... . i xi. i .. ... . i. .. i : i e armi Gf inferior pat rn and q-iality. I should not omit 0 say also, that in the contract for these musket-, made bv Mr. Hatch, it was stipulated that if Conre-s should remit the du'ies on imported arms. ! the remission of duties on this lot should in- j ure to the benefit bf the State. Congress, having passed a bill remitting su h duties ! the cost will be red -iced some four or five T . j dollars per musket. hu making the contrae1 an unusuallv advan ageous one. ; In a Iddition to til . .. . , , equipments furnished 1 regiments, the third is tj,e first an seCond' i amply provided witu horse, baggage and j ammunition waggons, harnesses, sa llies, am 1 bulances ' The : chased, mainlv in horses have all been put Caledonia and Orleans j counties, and are at St. Johnsbury. some I sixty-five in number, many of them mate bed. ; and including Jmr-.-s for the officers. The waggons and ambulances are probably com pleted by this time Most if not all of them at Concord. N. II. It is regiment will hereafter w.-re manufacture understood that 110 be sent into the fij Id without this kind of j r equipments. 1 uu fierstand the War Depart 1 Gov. Fairbanks to for ment lias requester ward horses, wagons, and ambulances to the second R-giment now in Virginia, and that the Governor has directed Gen. Davis to pro cure them without delay. It would be unjust to omit all mention cf the ladies of our State, in r.n article embrac ing particular detail respecting the outfit of this regiment. The hospital department has been fully supplied by tem n ith all needed articles of comfort and even of luxury, and the supply h greater than the demand. And here will say that 1 have been requested to state (or the general information of ladies' relief committees, that before anv further ar ticles are made, information of what is want ed should be obtained by addressing inquiries either to Gov. Fairbanks, or to (Jen. Baxter at Rutland, or G. n. Davis at Civendish. The supply of Ijlavclocks particularly is al ready super-abundant. It should also be borne in mind that no pun liases of raw ma terials should be made with the expectation that the State wiii! pay tor the -aine, unless upon orders spec ally obtained. All the field a id staff officers have lecn appointed or sel cted fi r appointment, with the exception or Colonel. It i understood that the comma! d h?s Iteen offered to Col Phelps o! the first Vermont Regiment, and the wish is universal that he may accept. Gov. Fail banks is so solicitous that this fine Regiment should go out under an experienc ed and tiied commander that I divine he has sent a special messenger to Newj,ort News to urgej ujion Col. Phelps the acceptance of the Colonelcy. The Governor should receive no cens: re for any reasonable effort he may make in that direction. The appointment would be hailed with great satifction throughout the State, and by none more than by every man in the third Regiment. Should Col. ITielps, however, decline, it i rumored that Lieut. Stoughton, late of the U. S. A., son'of Hob. II. E. Stoughton of Bellows Falls, and a graduate of West Point will be prominently considered in connection with the command. He is highly endorsed by the War Department as a thorough mil itary scholar and an excellent officer. If I am not mistaken he was last year entrusted with the command of a small body of men in a mililary overland expedition to California, and was specially commended for his faith fulness, energy and prudence. In regard to the appearance and morale of this Regiment, enough, jierhaps has al ready been said. That it is a body of men who are capable of knowing and do know and appreciate the nature of the great con test in which they will soon actively engage : that their wdf respect and their repect and love for Vermont, will inspire tin m to the performance of deed- of valor, such as every Vermonter will be proud to name; thatthev w 11 follow the flag of our country wherever it leads, in the datkest hour and "in the thick est of the fight, no one will question who has looked ujon them and mingled with them from day to dav. As they will o forth with the prayers ami benedictions of all the peo ple of these hilis and valleys, se may we r.ot hope that a merciful God will take thfui un der hi-, special care, and so guide them in the day f trial, and anidst the rattling hail of the contending armies, that whatever may be their fate on the field of battle, the g'ory of having died, fit such must he the fate of ar.y ) faitVful to the lag of the Union, and of having contributed something to the per petuity ot our institutions, may t theirs. Heaven speed them on iheir mis-ion of pat riotism ! J). P. S. Since writing the above I have learned tha the regiment Lad not been ordered forward this morning, and that new cases of the measles; have occurred within a day or two, making from fifty to seventy cas es in camp, a condition of things wiici, mav possibly delay the departure of the regiment lor a few davs. Ock Po-itio.v with England am France. A writer in the Intelligencer makes the following Higge-tion in relatior to our present n itional difficulties : Evety crisis demands an 1 receives itsex-x-dients for the furtherance of the genera! cfUsf, and ua'ions. as well as individuals, must often look a:-out them lor tho-e mode, of relict that fall without the normal condi tion of things as they exist. As the terrible struggle now o:ngon in our beloved coun try advance arid developed ir-elf into those furrus and features that cause the hearts of the strongest statesmen to throb with anxiety, how watchful should the leaders of our ka tioual councils be that no opjtortunin le lost to give a sure foundation and a secure baci for the su .cess of our arms. No intelligent stul'nt of the crisis can fail to perceive that our present position, as it relates to England aod France, but more particularly to the former nation, is lex-om-ing dailv more omino'i-. That such is the j case no one can doubt, and that it result... in no .itfie measure, from a njinuudTStand- ing ofti.e positions an 1 purjsrs of the Ad ministration, is equally true. The enemies of our Federal Union, not content with talsifvUig to the iepl of th Southern Sta'es the real status and theory of the 'Northern heart,' have M-nt their emissa- i . i . . - 3 ; nes nuimu iu it'.ison me ioreign ruiOj against us. .ow. may we humbiv suggest that it Is the dutv as well as the rrivilee of j our Government to appoint and end to the Courts 01 .V. Jums and the luutri a com ; mirsion seiecieo irom tne ranks 01 our most 1.1. . , innuentiai statesmen, wno-e errand should be to prepaie and lay before these courts, respectively, the true causes and issues of ' our present contest with the rebel States. j ur foreign ambassadors of course have uu e' 10 tr.,orm Ibises, out how great an aid it would Le to them to tee the ititljtn.ee and wisdom of such statesmen J ",J'J men 01 power as iion. 1 nomas rawing. 1. . tf Ts, i ol Uhio, Senator toot, ot er;nont. Hoc , , ,, ' : Ivlward Kvereir, an 1 others whose names j will re.-.diiv occur to the mind, comin-'0 I their assistance and support cul l not such a counission be perfectly proper nay. do not tue exigencies ot :hc tinies demand some uch measure to In adopted immediately, t d save us lro.ii the en tanglements ot foreign misunderstanding, distrust and disregard. A Virginia Official imiinx-.; ..1;: AfiAixsT Gov. Letcher. Soon alter the pa-sage ot the Virginia ordinance of Seces sion. Gov. Letcher s nt tlie loliowing disj.jt h to the Mayor of Wheeling : Richmond. April g". I T" Awlr' ir .Sir. ti'-. M'.tytir 157,.. ..v. Take jiOssession of the -utom house, pos' office, and all public- buildings ar,d docu ments in the name of Virginia. Vi; gii.ia La seceded. John Lktchfr. Governor. Mayor Sweeney replied in the following laconic style : WiiFF.Li.Mi. April 21. lol. 7 a John 1,' trfitr, iorfrnur of I'ii-q'a. 'm : I have taken possession ot the custom house, po-t tdlice, and all public buiM.ng and documents in the name of Abraham Lin co'n. President i the United States, lo-" property they are. Andrkw Swkfnky. Mayor of Wheeling Th- correspondence here dosed. .Mayor Sweej,"-v eofitinucd to bold JiOssession the Federal property until the organization ol the new State government at Wheeling. Governor Letcher made no further attempt to seduce him from his allegiance. How Id pRKVFNT THL I.FCOGM1ION" C'i i UK Com kderai i. Statks. One of tit foreign ncni-ters here made a Mgnificant re mark the other niht at a d'nner party. TV lceling of ioreign -at,inets towards thi eminent wa alluded to, when this dip'oa tist replied : 'Gentlemen, the cabinet t - '' ri'if li lii v "' Ilirhiu'ind!' In other wor It is a question merely of f ict. If you im the reb. is out ot Richmond they ca:t.5' achieve their independent if you dj not drive t ieui ojt of Richmond and Virgin., thev will deserve recognition, and will gel ilW(. Cm: X. Y. Ere .. The Richmond Enquirer was in Court id New York on Tuesday last. Mr. O- Jen nings Wise, its publiidicr, brought an action against J. T. Ridley & Cc., to recover a b . for advertising. The jury, who evidently bl not sympathise with tLe recession proclivity ot the Enquirer, returned a verdict for to" defendant-. I