Newspaper Page Text
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 26.
GEN. PHELPS AND THE PEOPLE OF VERMONT. The Windsor Journal asserts that the proclamation of Gen. Phelps will find a universal and hearty response in the hearts cf Vermonters." We are not a little surprised to see in a paper of the character and standing of the Journal, such a gross misrepresentation of the feel ings and sentiments of the people of this State. That thev are strongly anti-slav ery in sentiment there is no doubt They regard slavery as a great social, moral and political eyil, and would rejoice could some feasible plan be devised whereby it might be abolished with the consent of the States in which it exists. And if in the progress of this war it shall be fairly demonstrated that the way to the restoration of the Union leads only through the utter demolition of the system of slav ery, the people of Vermont will not hesi tate about putting the axe to the root of the accursed tree. But that time has not yet come. There is no apparent military necessity for declaring this a war of eman cipation in order to save the UHion. In deed the military necessity of the hour seems to dictate and demand the opposite policy. It should be distinctly understood that we are not waging a war of emanci pation against the people of the South, but onlv for the restoration of the Union and the supremacy of the Constitution and the laws. Such i- in f- . ih ;!. object of the contest. It was so declared j by a resolution of Congress in its extra j session in July. It is so declan-d by the ; the rine.-t armies the world vr -aw. i President in iiis message. It is so under- ' ignored or overlooked, and hi- incomp si(Mj(l by ninety-nine of every hundred of eency a-serted with all the flippancy the people of the loyal States. Were the i which characterizes ignorance and unrea administration. as a few zealots would 1 -oning impatience. But 'Jen. McCh-llan have it do. to declare this war, at the pres- 1 will not be apt to ri-k another Bull Run, ent juncture, a war of immediate, gener- al and nnqualitied -mancipation, what : Threats to .-trip him of his epaulet- wiil would be the result:- AU .f Manhinrl not move him from the regu'ar and -y--and Wfsfem Virginia, nil of Kentucky, tematic execution of hi.- great plan-. Let al Mis-.uri, w.vb.f t in arms against i th country rese contidenc in (".en. Mc ns Tl, ri,i armies in Knituckg and ' ' Clellan. Lt meddlesome civilian- who Missouri iroulil mcil and disappear Hh" dont' know -rough to keep th- ir plact-. icn.r n t'hp Tin-. We should thus defeat be indignantly frowned upon by the p-o- ttie vers- object w have njo-t at heart : the speedv conclusion of the war. and the re-toration ot' the Union. Now mi th proclamation f General l'in iii- uf't fin word is -aid about the res toration of tli Union not one word about a Constitution trampled upon by traitor.-. H "ells the people ot the Southwest that he ha- come to them to abolish their in- stit;uionot slaM-ry. II tells them abolition isthe olt'-ectof th war which is being made ; unor: them : Hm as if th's were not 1 enough to inttame the resentment the people of the south toward- the Fed- belonging to the Tenth Alabama, after eral Government to a -till higher pitch, 1 they were brought to General Mcl'aU'. Gn. Phelps proceed- to lav downjeertain headquarters. They state that their reg- , i iment was organized seven months ago. political principles by which he ay his : Fonn(.rlv thev were under command "of ' command will be governed.'" the first ofj which is as follows : We heliew that everv State that has i....... ... St:,te into the . ' . . " . ' .!. l nion since me uu piioii oi iiic ,ii.suiu- , , , i ,i rmlo tion has been so admitted in direct viola- tion of tint Constitution " This language, be it remembered, is addres-ed to the inhabitants of Mississippi and Louisiana, both of which States have . i .. i - . ,t. it-, ... ci.,.,. " been admitted into the I. nion as siavt; . States, since the adoption of the Constitu- tion." What does Gen. Phelps who is ; 0f imy further enlargement of their ex sent bv bis Government to restore the su- ' chequer- at the hands of their command- premacy of the Constitution in those two j ... V J ! (icneral Hancock s division, under or States, tell their people r lie gravely le- of Gt.ieral iicicllan inarched tow dares to them that they never legally or j ard the battle ground to supjiort General ..:,.,o--.o!K, 1w.1,mrocl to the Union! I McCall. but their services were not need- i.OUSlltliCiv.iiaiij .... - lie tells them mat uiev cam.. ..uu .... Union as interlopers, m direct violation of! thc Constitution, and of course had no constitutional right to be, or remain in the sister-hood of States. Why, in the name of common sense, then, does Gen. Phelps go down there to force those States back tgfTA genuine ernionter an oid Clay into the Union, to which they never con- Whig and of course a Union man has sug stitutionally belonged ? Would not that ' gested to us that it would le gratifying to be a very pertinent inquiry for the people j send one regiment of Vermoaters into Ken of Mississippi and Louisiana to put to I tuck' to ht the battles f tbc Union -m, Tf tt1Q .T.nol th;nl-a th J the soil where tbe " Gwat Commoner " well, x uvipo . 4-1 V" rj ..... s.,.....w r. ii. t people of Vermont will adopt such a principle" as this, enunciated in the very foreground of the proclamation, it sadly mistakes their intelligence. The people of Vermont believe in no such principle. They believe that Louisiana and Mississippi are constitutionally mem bers of the Union, and they intend to have them remain so. And while the people of Vermont ask the people of those States to return to their allegiance, they will not mock or insult them by saying to them in the same breath that the have -THE RUTLAND WEEKLY belonged to the: Union heretofore in viola tion of the Constitution ! That Is not the character of the people of Vermont. The fact is, the proclamation of Gen. Phelps is ah illogical, wishy washy, crude piece of political senlimentalism. It has no more to do with thi real object of his mission than would an extract from the Koran of equal length, and yet it is preg nant beyond what can now be measure '., with mischief and diaister to our en lse. Gen. Phelps has committed a grave blun der, and in war a blunder has sometimes been called a crime. We do not see how the administration can do any less than to recall Gen. Phelps, if indeed he be not court-raiytialled and dismissed from the service. It i- time for the press and the people to let it be known that they do not desire their generals to make .-tump speeches to the Southern people. Injury enough has been done by it already to the cause of the Union, and there is not much room left for the exercise of patience. Let the President and Congress declare the object and policy of the war, and let our Generals do the fighting and lav the stump to the politicians. FAULT FINDING. A tew members oi toogres- are again , ( t - ' ! netting restless to do th country s)me further damage, and are beginning to raise the old cry ot "on to Richmond." Our young commander-in-chief is dk. nound by the.- Brigadier Congressmen in no measured terms, as wholly unfit for his position. His brilliant dds in West- ern Virginia are all forgotten : his va-t la bor in organizing the army after the Bull Kun disaster, making out of that frighten- ed mob. with the additions sine, one ot even to pleas Member- of Congre.--. le. It we los. contideiice u; our leaders w here mav we look tor nop THE i:EBKL ARM V Th'- -xirrespondent -t the Herald, -peakincr ot' th- pri-oner- taken by Mc CallV di i.-ion i: the recent nagmnt on the Potomac, lays : The iiri-iner- iielon' to th different remments eii"a"eii :n the action. .el- ar (lr,.r.;.,i ,llik,.. Tiie ty had on are ragged and filthy. Ki-h w as without any overcoat, and their -jeneral looks betrav anvthing but nutritious far. I had a conversation with three prisoner- General Johnson, but after the battle of Bull Run were transferred to General j Brard's division. Of the condition I the rebel army they give the most de- 1 nlorable account, contirminir the previous ' i . , ,. i statements received a- to the want ot ' Pml'VT clothing and bxxl. and the general j j,',' ( " f ' , . " "iiscuiiiem uortum .uiiun- me men. t -j ' j,a- gone into winter quarter at Manass- j as. Since their connection with the army ! thev have onlv been paid twice, and the ; - . i prospect ot a third payment was so diinlv ; oJscur that n,.ariv all iKlli 2iven up hope', aieTjd Ml.(;k.Uall itarned tliat General McCall's troops were engaging j the enemy, he jumped into his saddle, and accompanied by Col. Colburn, proceeded to Minersviile, where he learned the re sult as given above and returned. i i , , , , 7 r X - slpns. It would he -a. .-.inrmns dar lnr V er monters when they should set their feet upon the soil of the State of Kentucky, the twin sister of Vermont, to tight with her for the Union. Cannot Gov. Ilolbrook procure the Seventh Regiment to he sent to the "dark and bloody grouud ?" We hue our brethren in that State and desire to fight for theui. Tbe bad financial coidition of the reb els is illustrated by tht fact that one of the regiments at Manassas has begun to issue a currency of its own. in the form of shinplasters. HERALD: TIHRSDAY, DECEMBER 26. ISiii ENGLAND'S TAXES. out We give a few specimens of th Stan! and other Government duties of Gre; Britain, and to make the matter plain our readers ve give the figures in Ame, can currency, leaving off the fraction! parts of cen s: On recebtn for $9.68, and upward there is a sump duty of 2 cents ; perse receiving tin money are to pay the dut. The penaltj for giving a receipt withot a stamp is $ 48.40. Agreements of ti value of $-24-20, or upwards, 12 cent; if the agreement contains 2100 words, r upwards, th n for every quantity of 10 words over he first 1080, a further p gressive duty cf 1- cents. Lea-e- of ay lands, tenements iVc, the yearly rent c ceeding S i. 10 and not exceeding S72.0 thirty-six coits ; exceeding Soo3. and jt exceeding two dollars and toy cent.. Thre is also an rnlorn ttatnp, cia'geable on each lae win ranted. Admission to act in any crxt as advocate. S242. To act as Nofy Public in England, $1 45.20. All dra, warrants, or orders tor the paymenof money are chargeable with a stamp hy of one peny,,by using an adhesive e oeipt -tanp, which must be cancelled!.- the trsiii drawing the check, drati orr- the j I der. by witing his name on the stamj i From Ajril, 1801 to April l82. albn- ; comes anounting to $44 -r annm were taxie) $12,10, and those ot S?0, twenty-sjit'en dollars and forty-five cets. j Th dut-s on male servants are. for th-e j aged 1 i Ivear.-, and upwards, $5,0, nd uin ier tl sage, 2.54. Hor.- dealer- e the cities, 121 : tho- residig J ?ftn 1 ir j m (.liixirv, SCo.oO. For very ho- j i, or f(jr racing.$l8.i4 : and r everv oil ier hor-e. and mute, .-xcee.lig ! retpectiely the hight of thirteen had.-. I of tour inches to eachthand. kept t.r Ue , purpose ot riding, or drawing any . arntre I charjeaihi with duty. S5.0. lor t-r ijarriag wnn tour wii- i-. l-o .1- , l.U. ..r m,.r Viiirs.- .r iril!--. liliinii t " ''i iii"i - - i 1 .'.' 4. 1 Hor-e, mule-, wag 'ti-. Sc. i used solj-iv in the cour-e ..f trade ,,r i ' . . handrv ire exempt from luty t?' Our bri'-t -ketch' - i Vermont" ai rec.-iv.-d wit bv the pLblic than "v. - i the " :nor- rel of tav.r a.uii.s,?.-d. . We bejin to realize that our r-ader .ie-ir.H ot patromzin- a io. .o tr I i. .1 -i ,r , Wj. pr.,mi:irn: memb-r ..: the which, kvhil'- it tjives a lull record th I)or- t Conw-ntiot. .m i a!-o ot tie- W. -t-' t.rorrresil .' the War tor the Cnioti. .a- a !"i'''- r V.jia ention. I:, 17-2. he. to regard i',,r the if.r(ft ,,f thi Sa , - - r-" T the Virnity in which it i- published, .-on- siderabl' lalor i required iti prpring! these Sketch.--, th'- pi j I ll i cat ion ot Wllfii we have und. Tt ikf-n. and we are la to know- that our lalxir- are appreciate. Our aim i-to make the Hki: M.n.Uith )ai- lv and Weeklv, a va'hiaUr f taper t'.,y he i people f UrW.and al! we ak it re- . , ,. turn, is, that ernionter- mav patrnie 1 ' i it with th- same liberaliy with whici w ; arc servir.g their interest... The-e Sktch- es. whiph we are publishing, will 'fin alculaHh1 value to everv intelligent er-' ; - ' monter. Every household should ':T- them. Now i-the time to -ub-crib' t r . . ., .t . t i ft rt,,t the paper and secure that kind ot kovl- ' . .(p,e th'M .-ha 1 elevate our State pn.e. . . . , .. . . . it 1 -ivliieh slc.ll melt., lis t.i Tinnier Hiirf atlil make of Vermont what her early pincers fondly hoped she would be : the nsgivi of i .. . . t- tnr ttrare ai.i the ,r-. ; ! SOUTH CAROLINA CO'ITN. Th? I lilt ti Head correspondent t the New York Herald, under date of lc. 10. ! writes as foil iws ; J The cot tor. gatherer. under Coloiel No- ; ble continue lo be activoy engagedon the j neighboring islands witl. a good dejree of I success. I am informed, b- the b3t au- thority, at ha.-t tive hundred thousand pounds of cotton, ginnd and ungned mostly, I su)pose. of the latter chiracter j have been collected, ready to Itf sent i to Hilton Head, where a large nunber of cotton gins are to be set up and pit into operation. The negroes, who havi come in in great numbers, will furnish tie man ual skill and labor necessary to wors them in an effectual manner. The cotton will be ginned, picked and placed in sacks ready for transportation north. Captain Kaxton, whose laliors are already hercu lean, adds thereto another branch to his department, and will doubtless cosduct it in that efficient and satisfactory nanner which has rtarked all his efforts this far. I have nc doubt that a million ouuds or more will be collected during tlie pres ent month. A large amount lias been destroyed by tire by the rebels during the past two or three weeks. Not a night passes by without the heavens being lit up, in one quarter or another, and fre quently in every quarter, by the flames arising from burning plantation nouses. t 1 .... .1 ... 1 . 1 . ,.,.tin i Tl tl uania aiiu provisions, and we are unable, of course, to do anything to check tb work. With- our lines and in striking di.-tance I be lieve there are not a dozen planters' hous es intact. The torch has been applied to generally that nothing but ruins are found on every tide. ,Thj enemy have endeav ored to pursuado the slaves to accompany them, after the destruction of every hab itation ; but in a majority of cases tlf ne groes have refused, and are finding their way into our linei, where they find pro tection, food, and work, the latter fumi.-h-ed in small quantities. THE MEN' OK VERMONT. 2. MOSES ROBINSON. Moses Robinson, the second Governor of Vermont, was the son of Captain Sam uel Robi:i-on, who came from Hardwick, Massachusetts to Bennington in 1701 and immediately took a prominent part in the affair of that town and of the State. He was sent, by the M-t tiers under the New Hampshire Charters, in the fall ot 17M, to England to (present their griev ances to the King and had so far succeed ed in his mission a to obtain an order In Council rommandlng that the Governor ot New 1 ork "do not, upon pain ot Hi Majesty's highest displeasure, presume to make any grant whatsoever of any part of the lands'' in dispute ; when he -ick-ened of the small pox and died at In- don, It tJi Uctober i ht in the l year ot his ae. Governor Robinson was rxrn at Hard- ' wick. Ma-- . Mur,.!, -T.il. lTil rofi- ablv came "to Benn!nrtoii with his father. , ... u Wf inr. flint Ik. uq; i-i,iU.i f.nt. cleric lit I iifiniifMfin at iti tir.t . irnj ni -ut ir in in ! March 17G1. Win- then barelv 21 vear of age, to which olS?e he wa- annually ... x.i,.,...i :. , . : ics.l':i. l';i Ullll'lf'ru SU'i'Ssl . e .'"ill-. He was appointed t, the cmrnand of a Regiment of Militia in 1777. and wa.- present with lis regiment at Mt. Ind. pen- i . .i . i- 'r dene at the evacuation ot -port Ii in .July ot that vear. and during th -am year wa- aijxintd a member of th Council :t ."afety " It; Octolr 177. he was electee .,ne of tit twelve Councillor- of the Stae and wa- continued in that po-ition iritil 178owhn fie wa- uc ceded by El-ner Walbride, alj of Bennington. At -he (organization of ttie Supreme 'our. ot Vermont in ctol-r 1 77 - he wa- lect,-d Chief Ju-tice and was re--lt.-( ted in 1771 and 17". In 171 Colonel ElisliA Payn w ho re-id-l in one of the town-cast of the 'nnecti cut River, in Niw ilamji-hire. which tor a short time wa annexed to Vermont) Was elected Chl'f Jn-tii e ahd Judj Kob- inson wa- elctel 1st A--'t Justice, but j in 17"2 he wa- ;ra:ti -lect.-.i t'f,ie? .Iti i tice, which ..;ice continued to hold i 1 !l7.. Thi- ear. ( 17""., the :.e.,p";. bavin. j taih-d to 'a.ijfce ihoic ut a a ern thatdutv devohed on ih . ;-!at lire an 1 Va- dl-ctiari'eil l.V tin- el. ctloli -,t M.. - K0i,ii,.-oti II was .Vet e.,-1. ; but a siiile : in !"'. io .-rn r ar. ( io e i aain elected bv gtl.r with J na- Fay. Pa-il j.ii-r m l J-aai: 1 n.-n.-nor. w.-re appo!":t;j "11. tiiK tentiarie-. ;i.ve-teii With fuii POWef to agre,-,,n t.-rm. upon which thi- 'ate shill com.- lnto an union with th United Stat ot North Ameri'-a " Thi-cimmitt'-.-t tii'-d ti, itgrtf ,,n ti r-ns" and Vermont continue d an indcpen,lct)t Stat'-" till 1 7 '- 1 whitish a admitted into the Cni-m and to-catne on .it ;he Cnited Stat.--, (iov.-rnor K"!- Z "'" 1 ridnt "t th- ( o,- Veil;!,,!,, which, oil the part ot el tnont. .. ' ,. . ratified the l on-titutioi: ot tne I nit'-d Stat.-s. In 17;1. immediately after '!' admi . I "'oh, he Was elected olie of th I Ilit.'d . ... w .. t ' I.. 1-.11-. . , A . ... ;t -hort tini het.-re the expiration ' t th ,r w hid, he wa- ejected. U-ing a strong Jetb-r-onian. and the Stat l-ing decidedly federal in :t politn-. '"- re signed hi -' ai and wa- -ucc. ... .) l.v Isaac Tichcnoi. .n t i'cnr..iig-o'i. In lM2hrep" -ellle i th foW.'i Ot B.-!it:ig- ton in the L-vi-iature ot v .-rniont. .... l at the clo-e ot that -e--ioii. att.-r nearly lor tv vears of continuous public service. r-. tired to private lit. In 17".'. ; 'art mouth College conferred upon him tic honorary degree of Mat- r of Arts. (iovernor Robin-on died at Bennington the gt'.th of May 11'". in the 7 -id year ot hi.- age. i is A 1( ill.Noi:. Isaac Ticli'-M ... t"e third (iovrno: of Vermont, wa- born at Newark. N- w Jer sey, on the sth d.-n of l-'ebruarv. 17 '. and graduated at Princ-ton College in that State in 177.". At the early age of twenty, he ti'Ied the important post of Assistant Deputy Com iuiss4irf (teiieral of Pnretases for the Northern Department of th Army of tbe Revolution. The exigences of the service brought him to this State, and in June 1777, immediately before tbe battle of Bennington, we find him for the first time at Bennington procuring supplies tor the army. The condition of affairs in Vermont attracted his attention, and see ing ii broad field of usefulness and honor before him. he determined to make Ver mont his future home, and accordingly located himself at Bennington, where lie continued to reside till his death. II soon liecame identified with the interests of his adopted town, and was one of her representatives, sh at that time being entitled to ttm, in t lie Legislature of the State, for the year 1781, S2, 3 and 64. and wa- Speaker of the House during the year 1783. During this time, he was pursuing the study of the law at Bennington, and having completed tiis i ..:...! . .; .1. ,T y v,,Cu (iZ ' c4 the ty Court: and iji 1780 was elected by the legislature onf ot the ju-ik's ot th Peace for the county of nennington. 1 h: was the first election of that officer by 'fie State, and but three were allowed to the town of Bennington, and eighteen to the entire county. In 178-1 and subsequently, n wa- ap pointed one of the Agents on the part of this State, to negotiate the admision of Vermont into the I nion and " in a- ot such admission, a Belegaf to Congr and in 171 he wa on of th" vn Cornmiefcion-rs who finally ucedd in adiustine the matter in controversy with New York, jind thus paved the wv for I adml-sion into the Union. In 177 Li- i was elects on ot tin- councillor- oi me State, and contmm-d in that 1.0-ition five year-. In 17fl. being -till a W'-mVr of . the Governor's Conned. I,.- was h . ted one of the Judg-; of the Supreme Court. and was re-!, t-d to that office m each of j the yar I7f2, Kland W and durm? ; 1.-4" 1 . Uj ia-I two Var- "its ,n-i In 172, he wa- ni-rnbr o! th Couiuvl '-f Cl n-or-. arm a-ui in i i . th Council ofj ment to th .f.,!1r.iproiaanaui.n.i- r'on-titution .Mablishing a Sr-nat a a L?i-latur. Uw.rdinat branch of t.. Wbih howvr. wa- int adopted at that titn. i ;-toir fin. J ",' io-i noi miiiii- -on hainr r i'TiM hi- sat. Judg Ti'-h- enor was elected bv th Lgi-!ature. then 'n -ession. to ucced him a- errator in Vermont, and on th same Uongre - - from dav he wa a!f lcted tor the full term of -IX Vear cfnrnncirig March 4th 17'7 : b'lt III til. O' obr follow in? h rc-ignd his -eat. having !- by th L-i-!atur elected Govenior of th Stat, to -ijf-d I t i Augu-t prei-ji- : to whi- l, latter otln-. i h wa-annual y n l-.-t-d. by large ma- 'joriti? of the fpular vote , t , var- lT't 1 nl. i2. ''5. Ol. o.,. 1 1 . . - i nomas Llntlii'in. who i-a-o in and Om. H was the f;r-t Governor of e-fabli-nd th- practi of h I'gi-laTur :nd d-Jivr- Vermont wh meeting with iiig his m--ar iti jn-r-on. and it we tni-- take not. with ix-rha:- otie or two in-tan- c' i. ot delivering ani iriu'V ta. --age. Iu ( ''-.olrf-r 14. Governor Ti henor wa- again I- ted to represent the State in the United Stat- Snat. forth tnn t -ix var from th 4:h of Marh. l -l"i. h rved ih full j-erio-l for which he had be.-n i le'lted. and at th expiration o thfct titn. Milrch 4th 1 "21. h rturr:d to Beiini'i 'toi. bavins lo-i a long, u- ful and honor d.le public career. The ',-, , ,,rni d-"reeof Mast,-r ,f Art. w.i- ::'.' -rre.i urf.n him by Dartmouth College :? 17-'.'. and -UK q'jently he wain.-. ..r-d with that ot' h'lrtnf t .ars bv th-.- amv i-i-'ltufion. (i...--or Tichiioi-did at Bennington. the Uu. .Lv ,, !.-.. , 1 at th :fi i age -4. i v I -t - rn- t' Sherman ha wort!, o CO? i-iiTi.:-. tiijt wai'i- pav it. d:i:-ti. L'-t gr-... Th a- - i!" a- p" thi- ton! r. b - r a!n true, and :li ti,ct -U t,utt.etl' vlte.i. tl.ftt -n. a!r-adv urd o millions in oil B' iUt' I atid adjacent iiiiout.t wi:i g v-ry tar to- '..' .-Xp-li"- ot It. epe- thf work ciiti-cat .ii j ro- pay rt'U-i- -hoilld b- Ili.t i. -;hl'- ti '.!';:- . .!.- -lion. I.- :.,.,.....' of W . i.'l.t Of tile ; j-:,M g , ..w ! .. .-r d i-ni tS C"ii. Th.i. Fran. :- M-2hr ha- .n a;."jiTife.i a 1 a i.'.i li'- 'ienero? Vo'r.-e.-r-. A similar hoi r iw ii. ("oi. Corcoran -r o ;M h h.- exri.anL -i-i and r.-t'j-n home. ! I Kn.f l. S-IU1V.TH AT CrVTKKVM I t . i The Ccn:r ill. Fairfax cuntv. eorr- sjndet;t ot the Richmond Di-patch writ I)ecemlr l"'tli. that th fortifications around tr.-vill are now completed. . and prnT quite a formidable app- ar i anee. Kor . field fortifn-atun- th-y are ! built rv strfng. some t," the work b i ing l..isti'ii.l fori- con-tni-te.'. in a man ner thai -IkWs skillful engin- ering o:i th part of' s. .int-body. pro a!'y Gen. B.-aur. -gard. Gt'-at care seem- to ba Ik-.h taken with th embra-ure-. which ar built to combine convenience tor handling tin- g in-, with the best method f r pro tecting th mn. Thy ar very strongly built, w itb hurdles and sandbag-, and will stand n heavy cannon;..! before giving aw ay. The armament of th.- tort- hav ing lie.-ii received from a place wli.-re they make most excellent gun-. theV ha been put in pce-ition. and all that i a-kd tr i tiir Mc'lJlan to bring n Id- Yank.-.-- DiHerent artillery coq.- ar drilling in ths batteries Vel V da . and soul ha be-oin- proficient -.jaik-nicn. while ali have obtain'! perfectly the rang. it any Mroint where a hostile battry could ! pla- t' d. FlKK JN i'l.ATTsl.l :.!!. N. Y. We regret t U'arn from the Burlington Time of Wednesday morning, that Pittsburgh has Ijeen again vi-itd by a senoiis and destructive tin-. Th fire occurred on Monday hii-t, nd wa discovered on Mon day mornitig. al)ut ha!f-pa-f three o'clock issuing from the store of ii. N. Webb, in a brick block on Bridge stm t." It spread rapidly in both direction, burning all th buildings on the right hand of Bridge street, w -t of the bridge, to the corner ot River street, not burning the building on th corner of the street, but the tire from the rear ot i he burning block com municating with a tine block of buildings on River street, consuming it entirely, ai.iI .il.h siiii.i, u.uuli'll tcl.af.lelif w -till iioith of the block, where the fiaim and destruction were arrested by almost -u-jw-i iiilliuui etloils. The ioMi is quite If n:vv. THE CNADIA GCNIiOAT FLEW. from tte McntrI (on r -reiL' drt -r Thi-1 swann of horT!t-. d--tir!d in--; of war to play ti ir'ii"rTTit osirr in contest, ronsi-ts of aUut 22f v I., ard is divided into four :i . Th fir-t d:i-s, of which tl rivir- Fi-h. of) 'rf the Prince of " ! -juadroT-. wa. specimen, is corii --d of -crw..-am-T of 200 ft in h-nuth. and J5 Ir- rw r. and carry ' .vn UK jrfjuod Arm-'roi; pivrit ?'in-. a ! four 42-f"Ofid Arrn-trorjg !roadsid g;:Tc. Th yW" i- rlac-d on abaft th forms-t and oo ! twn th fiinn!-. Th 1r:it-iar rr f.t.t Hf)( (r1 tf" m a'nt r.i!- f-t whri li'.?. 100 ir.n. -j-j w,n1 (.i.1B. Mr t rm w ,..ltTl !o,,r .;HJ(,(,mder-. tljJ,.r,.tt i(,nn,..r. i,.,,,.. Th-da't - ,.,.t Ti(j tjrj',.i .. ,;r,. aUMt Jom feet lot-, fjf , ((rw. r t..u irmi.,i w & 4-K 5(.r. iv1. Jfi two hrd.m 1 .M - ..un.l. - r h-W-r. on tli.- t,r..:4- This ela-s i- bv tr th ino-t numrou-of , f, ,, ,ruf, f . , f .AX,, . ., , .im into -hallo , , , , - f(irTn:jaiv !irrn...nt.ut r. r.,i,.r. tb-m ffVi a-ain-T g;ron''fci fort. The whoK bulwark- arfJ .,rovidd with movable wrotht inr. plat-. ri'-pn'f. and raching t -en ft aViV th dck. -o a- to jW tt the mn fnm th Timy. rflm5, in a- of having to for th pa--ag , narrow rivers defndd by sharp shooter Th fourtli cla-s i- al-o a u-ful floti1a ' . for vrv -hallow -trarn- and clo-e in Aw . - i . r . i ... . service, it eompn1 -j. oi aiwi " feet long, the ngin- averaging 2 1k-- pwr. ach l.oat carrying two 32-KviridT pivot gun- amid-hip.th Twnutnhrirg , thirtvix Land-. xcluiv of officer-. Th draft ot wafer, with -tor-, ammur.i tion. prow-ion, and got . oti Uiard. d'.'s tlOt xci iJ to 4 ft. Tl wl.ol fotiila provided with l.igh-pre--ur ximU e l.ilr-. th plac'. ner-es-arilv devoted to the rnahinrv r3-- - - r' A..-e.r .1 vr-(3.rtt '..Kil lit e1 f l'TiTi-T-- ;X tive .-ma -J.ee' rn 7 to knot., and the fate-ttirm '. to 1 1 knot-. Th momr Uat-. Pi in nurnir. a" utter-rigged, with -mall -par-. Their tonnag average- 12" ton, and thir dra" of atr trom 4 to ' J-t. Ech i- alo'j 4 . et lor, gaud 1" hrfd'i. and armed wit oLi lo-iti h mortar, w.-ighing w itii -tat A. ton-. S'jtne ida of th immeri-e -trer.gth of the eoTi-truction of' th-- e-sL- jnny b tormd w!ih it i- mntiot 1 that wAtr each di-cl.arg tht mortar rcoii- with i pressure i 7" fon- Th whole of thi- flotilla -ould e;uii'ped tor -a iti a tew w.-ek-. an." tnJ ; liO-til. j.res.-rice upon th atiadian lake would in t only cover all We-teni Caiw fr' rti attack. but rei.d-r fb Aoi.rire 1 luke .-iti.-. vr unjiV-a-ant ptac ot resT ' ei . e for p-act-MM p'pi. ; AU can J , up he St. LawieTi.-.- atial.anvJ a zmc pat: ot th.-m tl roogh lbamblyk.f. I . ! f ...... I..',. ' ' ' Thre i- ! do'lbt tha' th - V.'Lote!? ti:;- . jilla" cuid a- -hro'Jghtl, Cham biv into Lak- Ciian-'plain, a- -uggs:d V tl - Montreal A :-.-ni-er : b it we are :I ;tt- -o -ur on . oti,r haO'l, that I p.: ii Lake Chami'latn V o'lj. 'a ,. i 'itattdM-j.'' :iga:n ' riotilit into Lak 'harnpluin. and th Yankee woiol t.,k pr.-ciou- g'ol c-ir that t rivr l.-ft t! - w:,t'T- ;td-- manned b; A'-u-ricaii -oldi'-r-. d fined 'iw..n a htxtij -xi-dition to Can;d;i. ur !x-liiger?nt neighlwr- Ix-tP-r keep a .f di-tanc fvm Pla't-f Mirgb ! To thm tljr mu-t af-ple'-ant a H-iation . o:in.-td with that pla.-. v. hi' h might hav a d.T"-.-ing :B 1ii.-i ce :i?,ti their -i.ir't. i--'iM 3"? ...... . - i Venture t"0 i ear it T1IK PRKslDKNTs LKVKf Tlie I'le.i 1. Tit gav hi first I- th. - a-o-i at the Whir H cJ-e. T& . 1 it the rpn r. r.r Titeii a- Iti f.tl and -pint-. and wa. gr. . i !y an ir rn!.- ' hro'ig o' V! -'!' f.' Aiii'rtri tic- ".-.Tor (i-ii-ti Mcfl-raa. ti. in.- i if- iti-n hug 1k-apjx-aran.-e are thu- ie-cri!ed : N.-xtfotii 'r-i'ift in atf ra.-ti.o 1 ;... i i'h-1'ai.. The mofneiit b erti-fJ ed til h."l-e all ey were lived UpOlt Ladi.- and gentlemen, civilians and c tun off;.-, r-. f.r tie- moment forgit ... i lu. ion. and -re2':' ..ni,-. ." ...... 1 l.: V,...,..I. I,e wa. a -sl'tf' ai'.uii'i in.!, .i- ,ii,.i. - .....I I. ...I in .f mini' to i.a !l re-i th Cournandr-i!i---hef. Tl- t'- . n... .... ii ;)... Ulejrnt- maniK ii oy uh- i je- ..j. , - in-Ghief toward b .thr give :W ! to the repealed assertion that t' -en - a nerfe-tlv umlerstanding i"- 1 u ef' 1 ?!iat th lonner d confidence ' 1 latter. , Mr. McCMlan was a new sr' Presidential mar.-ion. and shared th1" or will. Mrs. Lincuh.withamo'le-'?rs' Mi.ddigi.it that won her hot ' s)... ,!' tn.-.l'illll hh'ht .-..V ..- r- , i form, iler eye i hazel, -pi" -,a. ; ';i MH-akii.g. He fac is not what a f ' - ii tti'J C stripling tre-li trHi. c.ng Iciti.lsome. but it lams with g'1'1"' ,, atleciioH. ir.teiiigeiKe ani determm j Mrs. MeClellai. was uhh1sI1v vai d attired. Si.e retired with lf; il" hour. . A.-.tU trom AsiatK l" a !.! to eeinomiz tfi miTd ara. iet, 1 .. .1 t . .i U a", in nor--r npjiears. ir; -d ot th fit of gun itrW-1- i- by an I -an- vntuiptibl. tbsow-t avragii M. t I i t i c r c n a o u ri h tl