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.i)D ,tr m;u-v VAn;;niT .(ijA.v.'.'i1 yjwkiw nAjmi :jut . """a ,4'i,tir,,u 'i .-,..7 .u. J,vivvv-;-- ''-Z' ''.- v .uj m;i !i UKAiTrTwr JH, v.. : i:v "'.-,-'.,'": u-r...v.-r ;,.,ki,j;,,lh n, .... ., , ......,, ... -Mi :-v-'fvV IpU'l Jf '' J : mv,;,,, t.f mi ,Y.;a.noiit Tl:'.." SOL' 1 N0, l?i;.:..:'.,,j;ts. Rutland tt. thuksuay ; M()rning:march : 24 7 1 hga . , - 1 w.r5ss-t T RUTLAND HERALD. , .THURSDAY, MARCH 21, mi. , Frm tbe nally of fflarcli S3. , I . -i A -y ..-J .L , Qaotaa f'nder tb I.aat Cl. ; 0mm A. A.Pbovomt Mabbhal Gbm'l. ) Bbattlkboro, Vt March 20, 1864, f ..JRfitor Jfetfomt Herald: . u-"f ; V ,That the towns m know tow the. Itlluretbtha late call of the President for 200,000, 1 send you a state ment which you are at liberty to pub lish, If you think proper, showing the excess and deficiency (to be drafted) of each town after giving credit for all men eni.'"te(1 that have been reported , to this oillce up to the 10th of March. The quota of your District has not been announced yet by the Provost Marshal . General, but in this calculation I have assumed that It will be the same as for the last call of 200,000 of February 1st, I do not wish to be understood as giving ' this as the official statement of the quo ta of your District, as instructions from the Frovost Marshal General may vary it slightly, and again there may be some errors in it, as it was made up hurried ly, though I think it may be relied on as nearly correct. It will be seen from this calculation, that your District has a few men to raise, but there are ten days yet, during which time bounties will be paid, and the towns If they wish to .avied a draft should be up and stirring. Respectfully your ob'tserv'tv " T. G. PITCHER, Brig. Gen'L A. A. P. M. G. i ADDISON COtmTT. A ' 8 m c2 ...if 3 s 5 a O V 00 at 3 J3 S & K -Addison,. !. 6 10 i 5 Bridport, , 7 . 8 ...... : 1 "Bristol, 9 8. 1 , Cornwall, ' 6 10 i Ferrisbnrg, -W'9fl i .Goshen, . 1 2 6. " ' 8 -GranvUle, ,.r . 4 ; . ,i, i ., . . . 1 Hancock, . 2 6 4 Leicester, ' 4 4 Lincoln, T 10 3 Middlobury, ' 16 21 1 6 ,Monkton, . 7 ' 6 ' ' I New Haven, 8 11 3 Orwell. 7 7 Pantou, ' 8 1 2 Rlpton, 4 17 " 13 Salisbury, 6 18 , . .12 'Shoreham, 1 7 16 9 Starksboro' 11 8 8 Vergennes, 7 6 1 Walthaui, 1;2 1 .Weybridge, r 4 2 ,. 2 'Vhiting, 8 , . : 8 BEKKIKOTOK COtWTT. , -Arlington, 8 2 15,, Bennington, 28 7 5 16 Dorset, 11 2 4 5 Glastenbury, 1 - 1 tandgrove, 2 6 4 Manchester, - 10 18 1 9 Peru, i 4 Pownal, s 14 15 , 1 Readsboro, ... 6 6 2 2 Ru)ert, 7 7. Bandgate, , 4 2 1 1 Bearsburgh. 2 1 , ; 2 ... flhaftsbury,'. 12 16 4 Stamford, ' " 5 : 6 ' Sunderland, ' -: 5 ' 5 " ' Winhall, i 6' 1 .Woodford, ... 4 t " '2 BCTUtTD OOUHTX. ' Benson, 6 8 2 Brandon, 17 47 " 5 -" " 80 Castleton, , - 12 10... m t -v. Chittenden, , 5 ,-1 , . , ? ;, -4 - Clarendon, 6 12 .. , , 6 Dauby, ' ' 6 16 ' 10 Fairhaven, , ( 10 2 . 8 Hubbardton, , 4 ; 2 " T' l ?1 Ira, ' ' 2 '3 ' ' ' : ' ' Mendon, 8 4 Middletown,. 4 14 Mountholly, ft -16 MAnni 'lauor. ., 2 . , 5 Pawlet,t..,i-. , ? ' " Pittefield,- 4, - ,... ,2 2 Tittsford, 10 17 , , - Poultney. 17 5 12 , ; Rutland, 64 88- M . Sherburue, , , 4 2 2 Shrewsbury, , 8 12 , u 4 Sudbury. i 4 s ,4 :,... Tinmouth, - 4 8 - . 1 i Walllngford, ; 10 , 20 , . . 10 Wells, 4 -,7;- - 3 Westhaven, 4, 1 .5 -r t : i . wASHiKOTotr oovnrr, 1 1 1 10 7 r 8 t 1$ t i Barn;, 14 - ' 1 2 13 RArlin. " 12 ! 4 8 Cabot. 10 20 ' 2 12 CMais, 11 20 ' Dnxbury, 5 11 ' " 6 EastMontpeller. 9 14 "' S 8 Fayston, . 4 i Marshfleld, j. n 12 1 , 8 i 1 11 Middlesex, 10 12 , v 1 - ' " 8 Montpelier, ; 21 61 29 " 59 Moretown,' ' 9 ' $ ; 'W' . - 6 Northfleld, yl 18 21'' ' ' Piainfleld, 1 ' ; 7 8 m -1" ' " 2 Roxbnry, 1 ' 6 ",40 .i"1' a i,r S4 wausnelcl,1 ' 9 12 v 1 '" I ' 7 Warren,- -" 7 ' ' H ' ''i 3 1 . Z 7 29 ' , '-' '' ' ''' t ram the Mvveaih HvRiiuviit. HOT OP MB PBUM H. H RRCBimr TAKKK . , , 1. . PRISON MRS. ' 1 ' We are ponnlttod to publbl-the fol lowing extract fton h letf ft.,veJ , Mr. lhonia.s Ros.-ot ltrandou. AppALAOIIIOOLA AHdl!AL, J . Chattahoochle, Fla., Feb. 2;1. J Dmr Broth: Do not be sujpifsed to rot-ye a letter from " Dixie." The for tunes of war have cluiaged "my bw of oprratiiM," aitf I am a prisoner" .r?r the first time during the war. Capt. Gallo way, of the 1st Florida Cavalry, myself and eleven enllhted Men of Co. B, 7lh Vermont, were captured in Wellington County, West Florida, near Chockla hatchie Bay, 011 the 10th of this month. Since then we have been fbr the greater jiart of the time confined here. Below are the uuiues. of the men cap tured.with me: , . . , Sergeant K.C.Barnard, " James McGarry, Corporal S. P. Trumbull, : ' " Harrison Combs, Private John Blake, , . ' . " John Burns, ' OuUm-o Bolio, , " Philip Lucia. " Henry Stocker, , " Edward Phalen, , , , ' Win. Wilkins. We are receiving the best of treat ment, and eijoying good health. How long we may remain here we do not know ; but letters may be directed to us at this place, and if we leave we will try and make arrangements to have them forwarded to us. y . Your affectionate brother, 1 ; Gkokgb Ross. Waterhtirt-"''-0 ha "1K ! . .. J 1 v . v wooaoury, ' Worcester, ; T0to1, 672 843 . , 2 . 76' 129 879 "PrBMo DocTHMis.-Onr thanks are - due to Hon; F. E. Woodbridg for the ainaoie ueport of the Bepartment of Agriculture for 1862, and tha Ftaanclal report ror 1893. Thb Quotas. We publish this morn ing the quotas of the several towns of this Congressional District, as computed by General Pltclier. It will be seen that there are a number of towns deficient under the last call for 200,000, and among them, Rutland is lacking 16 men. The aggregate defiieency of the Congression al District ' is estimated at 129. This statement, it wilHe noticed, is not pub lished as oflicial, but is an estimate as nearly accurate as possible made by Gen. Pitcher for the information of the towns concerned. Counting all re-en listments, the State quota of this 200, 000 is more than fall ; but whether the reported decision of Solicitor Whit ing that no draft will be made In any deficient district of a State, whose ag gregate quota is filled, will be adopted and acted upon, we are unable to say. To make the matter sure, a fresh, vigor ous effort to fill their quotas between this and the 1st of April, when the large government bounties cease, should cer tainly be made by all deficient towns. The recruits .thus raised will go to fill up the Seventeenth regiment, and relieve the State from further additions to an expense, already large, Incurred in rais ing this regiment. Let the towns go immediately to work with a will. Let Rutland do her duty, 7 ; Mexico.- A Washington special dis patch of the 21st, to the Tribune says that the Mexicans in Washington are re joicing over news from Mexico. Dis patches up to February 2d, show that the. reports circulated by the French about a war between Gov. Vidaurri 'of New Leon and the Mexican' gdremment are fabricated. ' The French had made no advances la the last month,. Oil the contrary they had fallen into deep troub les with the clergy. Gen: Bezalne ' was at Guadalajara, but he will be- obliged to return to the city 6f Mexico to settle :j the clerical difficulty, which, it is tho't would require the exile, of some of the bishops. ; Uragaii commander-in-chief of the Mexican army was alwut to attack Guadalajara with JO.OOO men; Gen. Dlez was ou. the eve "of attacking .Orizaba with 8,000 men on the road from Vera Cruz to Mexico. The general tenor of the news is very encouraging to the Mexicans. The hostility of the people to Freuch. . intervention is unabated. They will hunt Maxunilian out of the country if he ever comes. , ; ;. . Ihtbbfebencb with Elbctions. The Secretary of War, in a communication In reference to a Senate resolution, says that no orders concerning elections were ever issued from his office. He incloses a letter from Assistant Adj.-Gen. Town send reporting that he haa given no or ders to Provost Marshals in Kentucky, Delaware, Maryland, or Missouri relative to elections in those States ; also a letter of the same tenor from Provost-Marshal- General Fry, which, however excepts a 'dispatch of Oct. 81 to Ass't Provost- Marshal Jeffries'at Baltimore, as follows: f Direct your' Provost-Marshals to give their aid in carrying out ,Gcn. Schenck's orders for preserving the. purity of elec tions at the polls In Maryland." Q Local aud Mat Item. To Stabt Again. The Railroad Ma chine Shop at Northfleld is soon to be put In operation again. ; , , IIosTAdB. Among the prisoners con fined in the rebel prison at Salisbury, N. ft, as hostages, we see the name of Lt. Ho! man, Ninth Vermont. Sad Acoipbst. A little daughter, 4 years old, of Russell Roberts of Gnlllord, tsll into a Settle of hot maple syrup and was scalded to death, on Friday. Ahead op thb 8bao.- Tlw Manches ter Journal says : "Most of our farmers tapped their trees the latter part of last week, and Monday morning the thermom eter was below zero." , Glass Manupaotobk. Valuable sand beds in and about Dorset, formerly own ed and worked "by the Brooklyn Flint Glass Company, have been recently pur chased by the Berkshire Sand Company, the sand being of the best quality for glass manufacture. Sobfbisb Visit.- The friends of Rev. J. Fassett, of Benson, gave him a sur prise ou the evening of the 9th Inst., re sulting in a very pleasant entertainment and a material benefit, amouuting to $123.70. -.,!T Tup. iharpshootbbs. The Burling ton Times learns by a letter from Col. Stoughtou, of the 2d C S. Sharpshooi ers, that the two Vermont companies were with Gen. Custar when he made his dash on Charlottesville. ; They be haved splendidly. . , '. ,! QcEBvt An exchange says twenty soldiers are to be placed at the Arsenal in Vergennes to guard the 'government property. . How much is the government proierty there worth, and from whom Is it to be guarded T -A f v! s Rev: W. IL Daniels of St. VJotan, N B., has come on all the 'wav from there to go as a delegate of the Christian Com. mission to the army without pay. This proves that there are some who sympa- thize with us in the British Provinces. Hospital Sopfubs. We are request ed to state that the ladies of the Sold ier's Aid Society will forward a box of supplies for sick and wounded soldiers ou Saturday morning of this week, and that ail desiring to send delicacies, etc., should leave ihem at the store of Landon & Baxter, on or before Friday night. " ' ' ' . ; Unitkd States License no Dkpenob. N. Holland, of Bra4tleboro, wasarraigned last week for keeping a tavern without a license from the selectmeu. He offered a United States license in defence but Judge Tyler decided that did not over rule the State law, as the 67th section of the excise law specially provided it should not, aud he was lined twenty dol lars and casts. He appealed to the County Court. ' . Personal. E. M. Sutton, late of Bur lington, has purchased a government plantation near Beaufort, S. C. and has recently removed there. Lieut. Edward D. Redclington, son of E. C. Reddington, cashier of the Passump slc Bank has been confirmed by the Sen ate as United States Paymaster. . .,. 5 ? Edward D. Frost, formerly of Brattle- boro, and for several years past Super intendent aud Chief Engineer on the Mississippi Railroad, and living at Can ton, Miss., was captured with some oth er officers of the road, by Gen. Sherman In his recent raid, and isnow a prisoner at Vkksbnrg, ,.. ;-,' , ,(i ., : directly to the Reueral s house. . On the opposite side of the street were barracks, containing a thousand men. He opened the door, passed up stairs, and found that the geueral was not at home. The ojllcer below then told hiui to come down, as a row was going ou. lie ha.steued down and fouud that an officer had left the house in his shirt, and taken to the woods In the rear of the towu. .. Another officer stood with a chair In the corner of the room. Cushing closed with him, threw him down and put a revolver to his head ; the fellow became t.ij - uii. Cushing then struek a light aud told the ollicer to (trws, ne. 1M so, aud tev took htm to the boat and escaped clear. Kow the point where, to my mind, nerve of the tip-topmost order was displayed, was iu letting the ollicer dress, and wait ing for him to do so, when they were perfectly aware that another (the adju tant general) had escaped, and might, at any moment, bring an rmy about their ears. Luckily, he had fled to the woods, without speaking to a soul, thinking that the Yankees were in possession. The general mude it a habit to sleep in that house every Monday night, but this night was detained at Wilmington. We learned Wis from the blockade runner Mary Anua. The people of Wilmington are greatly ashamed of the occurrence, and a repetition would be dangerous. Cushing afterwards learned that about the time the rebels got fairly on the alert, and had telegraphed to the forts, he was passing them in the darkness. The officer captured was Capt. Kelly, chief engineer of the military works about Wilmington." o -. , Correspondence Heiween n. But - ' leraad u i'emnto SecesaioniBl -ji., ! Tjocugxvn.LKAcconiac f o.J Va., I '" ', March 10, 1861.- . J 7 ' Gek. B. F. Bcti.kh : ; SirMy school has ' been "clos-ed ttfiiec' ' Christmas,, be cause, as I understood the oath required of us, I could not conscientiously take it. Having heard siile6 then that one of your officers explain the oath as meaning simply' that we ennsrnt to the acts of the United States Government, and pledge pvit thrtKmet to the same, J take the liberty of addressing this to you to ascertain 1f you so construe the oath. I cannot understand how a woman can "support, protect and defend the Union," except by ptkiug or xoriting In favor of the present war, which I could never do, because! my sympathies are5 With the Sout. If by those words you under stand merely passive submission, I am rea dy to take the e&th, and abide by lt sa tS&lS, .;!:"' m 1" ' "'-: , ' v ' Very respectfully, ' 1 1 - '' Mart S. Gratus." RPS, 1 N. C.,5 864. ) - From thb' Eighth Rboimb5t. A let ter In Walton's Journal from one of the 2d Infantry of the Corps 'D' Afriqiie.'at Ship Island, says that six of the com missioned officers of tbe regiment are Vermonters, all' having been appointed from tbe 8th Vermont: 1 The officers are1 Capt. A. P.' Hawley, Capt. ' L' Winslow Ca.'James'-!T6ves, who is also Provost Marshal of the'post,"Xieut, J. P. Noyes, Lieut; Rnfus P. Kinsley, and the writer,' who signs himself "G,W;F.W ' "''.";' Rbleasbd Himself. Some of the prisoners in the Guard House of the Sev enteenth. Regiment, at Burlington, set fire to that structure on Saturday even ing last, and. during the confusion Ser geant Wolf, therein confined for firing on the guard last week, quietly took leg bail. He was arrested on Monday and brought before ; Justice Hollenbeck, charged with an assault with intent to kill. The examination was continued, and ball having been furnished for his appearance he is now at large. '; a y . , A Bolr Exploit. -Lieut, i Cushing, commander of the gun-boat Monticello, off Wilmington, lately did a bold thing f 5 "He pulled into the' river with two boats, passed Fort uaswell, ana went up the river above Smithville, which town iis some four or five miles above the fort, 'He then turned round and came down to She town' from above, as if from Wil mington. He passed within ten yards of a sentrv on post on a wharf, butlae klier was asleep or drowsy. He then ef fected a landing near some salt worKS. Cashing crept op on !- his hands and knees to the fire, ana capturea two ar kles. who airreed to act as guides. He then landed asaiu at the town, and with a seaman, au officer aud his guides, weut HBAtKMiARTRB 18th Armt Corps Department op v iroinia an N . Fortress Monroe, March 14, 1864 j Mt Dbar 1 Madam : I am trulvsorrv that any Union officer of mine has at tempted to fritter away the. effect of the oath of allegiance to the Government of the' United States, andfo inform you that it means nothing more than passive obedience to the same. That officer Is equally mistaken. The oath of allegiance means fealty, pledge of faith to, love, affection, and reverence for the government, all comprised In the word patriotism, in its highest and tru est sense, which every true American feels for his or her government. You say, "I cannot understand how a woman can supiwrt, protect aud defend the Union, except by speaking or wri ting In favor of the preseut war, which I could never do, because my sympathies are with the South." ., That last phrase, madam, shows why you cannot understand "how a woman can support, protect; and , defend the Union." , . "'' Were you loyal at heart you . would at once understand. The southern women who are rebels understand well ''how to support, protect and defend" the Confed eracy, ''without eveu speaking or wri ting." ! Some of them act as spies, some smuggle quinine in their underclothes, some smuggle information through the lines In their dresses, some tend 6ick sol diers for the Confederacy, some get up subscriptions' for .rebel, gunboats. , ' .Perhaps It may all be comprised in the phrase "Where there is a will there is a way,"'., .''';' ',;.,,.. ,,i-Je.vi Now, then, you could "support, pro tect aud defend the Union,", by teaohing the scholars of your school to love and reverence the government, to be proud of their country, to glory in its flag, and to be true to its constitution. . But as you do. not, understand that yourself, you can't teach it to them, and therefore I am glad to. learn from your letter that your school has been closed since Christ mas, and with my consent, until you change, jour sentiments and are a loyal woman at heart, It never shall be opened. I would advise you, madam, forthwith to go where your 'sympathies" are. I am only doubtful whether it Is not my duty to send you. a. w .v -i. ( I have the honor to be, very respect fully, your obedient servant, , . .... 1' B. F. B i tli-r, , . . : ..sTXif-O .h,. Maj..t)en. comd'g. ' ' iTo Mn." Mary fit. Graves, K' 1 - Loulsylllej Accomac Co., Va.", Six . hundred! Hollars of American gold coin were sold at Kiciimona on the zza mt., id inreeiois, at ror one-a aeenne 01 i ; wxe hfokers ' rjavintf 20 ' Enelish sover eigns brought f20 1-2. ' The prices of all articles in tne Ktcnmona market con tinue about the same as before the pass Anrfwr .-the law for' hnnrovins the rebel finances; so that the rebels are not likely to get much bcnetlt rrom mat measure, firnniul ' enffiee Is 9 to 410 per ronnd ; 811 rxt- round: whlskv, t70to f80 per gallon. Wood is higher, dealers now iiskinff 84.1 rr cord for oak. The market U almost bare of meat and veg etables. ' I'toin the Dally of march tfl. i : ConolUutloDal Auieudmente. We are Informed that the Judges of our Supreme Court are giving their con sideration to the question of the consti tutionality of the act, passed by the last Legislature of this State, conferring the power to vote upon our absent soldiers. What the decision may be, wo shall fcot attempt, of course, to anticipate. But the subject is calculated, to bring- forci bly to mind our helplessness in the mat ter of amending our state constitution, whenever ikere is urgent occasion for it, whether to prevent the disfranchisement of our patriotic volunteers in the coun try's defence, or for any other purpose. We are still suffering under the ancient delusion of the magic number "seven." There were seven wise men in the olden time, seven wonders of the world, seven ages of man; we read of the "seventh son of the seventh son we have heard of a seven years' irritating disease not to be mentioned to ears polite, and Ver mont at present is afflicted with a seven years' humbug called the Council of Cen ; sors. While other States are providing for the continuance of the elective fran chise to those of their citizens whose patriotism leads them to a temporary absence from their state in answer to the country's call; while states like New York, whose constitutions requre amend ment to effect this objoct, are promptly amending them Vermont can. only ' re joice ia the prospect, if her constitu tion Mm presents an insuperable obsta cle to the validity of the act in question, that in some five or six years mfter the emergency calling for it shall have pass ed by, there will be an opportunity for the Council of Censors to consider whether an amendment to the constitu tion shall be permitted to go before the people for their approval. .; ,;? fc'?(M e . The experience of other States shows that abundant safeguards can be thrown around the constitution to prevent too frequent or Inconsiderate interference with its provisions, without , any, such superfluous, expensive, cumbrous and slow coach machiucry as .Vermont en joys, -j In New York, for example, it was necessary that the proposed amendment "x'" he imnrnval of a maiorit of all A VVVA , ' I I - . - the members elected to both, branches of the Legislature, for two ' successive years (1863 and 1864) before being Sub mitted to the vote of the people; ' These and other ,, more formal provisions against inconsiderate action, abundant for that purpose, are got through with in time to meet the occasion calling for the amendment, and the soldiers of New York in the temporary service of the country are not to be deprived of their right to vote because of their patriot Ism. In Vermont as elsewhere, the constitution is supposed to embody the sovereign will of the people of the State, and the people of Vermont are without doubt overwhelmingly in favor of the above mentioned act of last Fall's Leg islature. If the Supreme court pro nounce it unconstitutional what can be donel '' ' V ' .The Senate and House ofRepresenta-1 tives ought to be sufficiently able to de termine whether proposed constitutional amendments shall be submitted to the popular voter IThe last Council of Cen sors should have taken , measures for putting an end to its own Hseless exis tence if it did nothing else. . It did nothing else, except draw , its pay, and still left Jtself in the way of rt all amendments to the constitution for, an other magic period of seven years. . Is there no way of removing this magical, seven years' stumbling block1!,,, ., , The Reciprocity Tbbatt. Washing-, ton dispatches' state , that the ( House Committee ' on Commerce t have agreed upon and ordered to be reported, when the Committee shall be called, a joint resolution authorizing and requiring the President to give notice ; the Govern ment of Great Britain that lt is the in tention of the Government of the Unit ed States to terminate the Reciprocity Treaty made with Great Britain for the British North American Provinces, r at the end of twelvemonths from thee-' piration of ten years from the time the treaty went into operation, via: Septem ber, 1864, to the end that the treaty may be abrogated as soon as it can oe aone tinder the provisions tnereor, unless a new construction shall before that time be concluded between the two Govern ments, by which the provisions Shall be abrogated or so modified a to be 'Mu tually satisfactory" to bfatlt ' Govern ments. The President is also authoris ed to appoint three" Commissioners, by and with tbe advice and consent of the Senate, for the revision, of the treaty, and to confer" with other Commissioners duly authorized therefor, whenever it shall appear to lie ihe wish, of the Gov ernment of Great Britain to negotiate a new treaty between the' two .Govern ments and the people of both countries, based npon true principles of reciproc ity, and for the removal of existing dlf 1 Acuities. The Main b La win . Vibuibia. Tha Virginia Legislature has enacted a strin gent prohibitory Jaw. .ft provides for the closing of every grog , shop ou the 1st of May. The Richmond Examiner ridicules the , " rampant fanaticism " which is thus exhibited by the legisla ture,' and intimates that some of the members who voted for the bill will find it hard to submit to its restraints.. It appears that the law was passed because Gen. Lee requested it. , His soldiers were demoralized , by , liquor, and he thinks the people generally had bettft dispense with other excitements while they have that of war. The Springfield Republican suggests that the presence of Neal Dow in the rebel capital had some thing to dowith the passage of the law. To be sure be was shut tight in Libby aud bad no opportunity to make con verts among the rebels to his theory; but the silence of some men is more per suasive than their speech, and Neal may be of that sort. ( t ,;r s ' Reirasb op thb California Pihatbb. A Washington dispatch says that the facts concerning the release of the pi rates in California on taking the oath under the Amnesty Proclamation, have reached Washington and have been sub mitted to the Supreme Court Judges and the War Department. " It appi ars that a plot was laid to capture one or ;iore steamships and take thein to 'the- iudlan oceau to convert them1 hit o privateers. The originator of the plot Went to Rich mond and secured letters of jnarque, then returned to San 'Fraricjfsc'o' and was nearly ready ; to complet;'.the scheme when discovered.' 'Tie' was arrested and was td have been bung, when be claim ed the right to avail 'himself of the Am nesty Proclamation',' and under that was discharged. ""''"' -'Gkn McClblla's Rbpobt. We' are indebted to Senator", Foot, for a'copy of the military memoirs of Gen, McClellan, commonly called his "report." It is a concise report" of 'Z0 closely t printed pages.' o .u:nh .Jbt.-t-t -JuW t-wit t,-r.- 1 .dr While some colored people were h-j ing a ball at a hotel in Cheshire, Mas, last Friday night, a crowd of color-pho-bists, from North A.dams mobbed the house, destroying- furirfture,' erockery and bedding, robbing the money drawee of 50, and breaking up the party.., g Local and State Item. , Tq Towm jClbrks.-Towu, Clerks in this county who have not made return of votes for Commissioner to the Coun ty Clerk are requested to do so without delay., . r, .,,. t 1 ; -r ,!,-,; -vj'. al Wbndell Phillips' Lrowr. Owing to the fact that the evening first' ap-' pointed for Mi. Phillips' lecture in' this" place is the evening provided for bold-' ing the school meetings in the various districts throughout! the State, vMr Phillips has consented,, on application, to lecture here on Wedsbsdavkv bsiko,. March SOth,' Instead of the preceding evening as at first announced. Tickets for the lecture can be procured at the follow ing places: H.A. Sawyer & Co.'s, and Tut tle & Gay's, Rutland Martlndale's store In Wallingford ;! c: D. ' Spencer's, OastUf ton ; Post-Office Poultney, and &'jL Nlchplson'sj 'Brandon.' t, '. (To Ltstbbs. Listers" should bear In mind that as the law now staff ds, "all the polls, of male inhabitants of tbe state over tbe age of twenty -one' ye rs, are to to be set in the 1ist;nt two doll ars eacfi That Is, there Vs"now ' no "" exemption from the poll tax of persons "over HitfJ years of age.-- ' (M i Firb.-tA tenement own by Capt'lf. B. Proctor, and cpieid by tJota Doners, near the Rutlant 1 and Burilng toti Railroad,cttboBt a 'r'nile and d half from the Burlington dej ekt,' was bilrped up-(or down) o Sunday' 'afternoon lafft. 'Loss snmlL3 wulrt ." I Farbwklu Fabtt- Mr. Alleti t.. How gives a farewell party at the Lake Dun more House on Fruf fty evening, Marcn 26tb, . The Ratland Quadrille Band, F. J. Fanr prompter,;! i to rurnlsh the mu sic - xsi.-4ii . Mr. Howe ban. -been the popular land lord of the LR Dunmore Ilotise daring the past year, o-ht is about to leave if for another-pi ace1 of business.' Those who have p rtaken of his hospitality- at this popnf ,ar 'place of resort durinsr the summMr as welt as" those' who have' attended & ,n easant parties' during the winder, regrej-his tlepart'4re;r and the latter will ckjubtrs testH-,tteir ap preclaU.on o hi pwt efforts turning; put gfjierally iacewcU icyrJmot j Pt8TP0NMtt&"vic peivell'iateiU night a note-froin "'Vomtxtys'dnt where," (for if ;ya5w h9iit, na r ; si nature,' 'rcqtiestini,',U3",io,srlvA cotiae, that In 'ooisequtWijpf.r'ijx fan disposition the Ta'.UAt.xhjted last, imk"' somewhere would noVli?tpcatcU this week, as promital aud that the ' repetition would be postponetl until the ; "waters again move." We give the no tice accordingly.