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A, A EAItLE. EDITOR. IRASBl'RGn, FRIDAY, JILT it, 1864. T E It ITI S . On yer In advance, 91,80 IATEI Or ADVERTIB1K0. One column, one year, $.50,00 Half column, one year, 25,00 On fourth column, one year, 16,00 One nqnare, (12 lines) one year, 6,00 One nquare, of less, three weeks, 1,40 Legal noticed, eight centi per line for one, two, or three insertion!. No paper discontinued until all arrparse arc paid, except at the option oi tne puuunier. burgh, N. Y., and would give almost anything for the precious privilege of spending a few days at the home of my boyhood ; but the rules of the service will not admit of it, and in a few days I shall be tack on the front again, facing the rebels. Hoping that yeur future life may be happy and useful. I remain, thankfully. yours, Lt. Jos'. Snekd, Co. C, 98th N. Y. Vols. Sanitary Commission. The following is an extract from a let ter of Mrs. Davenport, received by one of tbe Associate Managers oi the Sani tary commission in this county, to which we invite the attention of all: i' '.' x I nrpaiiniA vnn have heard before of the condition of our army from the presence of curvy among the men, who, since this trying campaign opened, have subsisted for many successive days on the rations of tbe haversack alone, with these consf quences, the men being worn down by the severe labors. 5J" We were favored this w,cck with a visit from Capt. James Rice, of the lllh Vermont Regiment. lie has been in ill health for some time, but is much better now. He informs us that the pri vates of his regiment, captured lately, have been sent to Georgia, and the offi cers to Libhy Prison, in Richmond. Prison life in Georgia is far preferable to being immured in Richmond. More to eat and purer air. War News. Fast Dav. The President has ap pointed the first Thursday in August next as a day of Fasting and Prayer. Vermont Cavalut. The following 'We must are ,ne casualties to the Orleans county l.. . .r,nni. nf mMtnhW un nnA nfi boys in this regiment, from June J 5th our Major Generals, 'or the results will o June 30th: Killed A. J. Burr, be disastrous, and Grant's forces cannot i Derby. Wounded W. F. Green, Der- by, arm, slight ; Ephraim Brewster, Craflsbury, arm slight, and missing. Prisoners Reuben C. Pearson, Coven try; Capt. E. Grant, Irasburgh j Corp, C. C. Iloyt, Craftsbury i W. A. Reed, Craflsbury. and must not meet such an enemy in their own ranks.' We must, therefore, canvass every neighborhood, and gather together every peck and half peck of any of these vegetables that families have left ; for there is nothing of tbe kind ini market to depend upon. We at home must live on the little the drought and ; Drowned. We learn that on Fri storra have left in our gardens every day night an Irishman lately from Can barrel that can be so filled is of the ut- jada, was drowned at Newport, under most value. Cannot ladies canvass the the railroad bridge over the lake. We towns in your county without dtlay, !o have no definite account of the affair, procure whatever can be found of the 'but learn that the body was found on anti-scorbutic nature potatoes, onions.lSaturdny. pickles of all kindsj prepared cabbage. Ate? If even one barrel can be sent from every town.it is worth a hundred William Hineston, the criminal who performed extensive exploits in tho way ..c i I. . t i times the trouble and cash value of theu' " . u reusing ol. uonnsoury ,,., f3", ia jtni nig lilt-in ni ma urw jnu 111 Irasbui'sh, and they Uiink it quite impos- articles. But we hope for many barrels from the farming districts. Tbe Sanitary Commission has made ample arrangements for free water transportation from Boston ; and those are tbe only safe, and direct arrange ments at this lime of uninterrupted com-j munication. Any barrels directed and sent like any other sanitary stores, will be despatched in a better manner than they can be by any new method. I hope the ladies to each town will give this matter immediate attention. In great baste, yours truly, Mabt G. Davenpout." The following acknowledgment of the receipt of tbe late contributions of the Ladies' Soldiers' Aid Society, of this town, by the .Executive Committee, Bos ton, we publish with pleasure : Boston, June 22, 1864. Mks. K. M. Jameson Dear Madam ; We have received to day tbe valuable contributions of tbe la dies of Irasburgh. Such constant friends cheer us on our way, and confirm our belief that the women of New Eneland will bold out as long as the necessity lasts. We are still forwarding daily tbe most important articles, such as old cot ton and linnen, and rolled bandages also fresh crackers, from 6 to 10 barrel per day ; an t once a week we despatch by steamer everything we then have on hand ; so that there is no danger of de lay in tbe receipt of these contributions. X be demands continue urgent and gen eral, embracing almost every article on our list ; but dwelling with the greatest importunity on old cotton and linnen. Of this it is impossible to procure enough, and we can only urge our friends to re newed exertions to collect and send it. Very truly yours, M. S. Buck, Ex. Com. The following letter received by Miss Alice Augusta Bryant, of this town, ' speaks volumes in favor of the Sanitary Commission, and should be an incentive to all to do their utmost to help our suf fering patriots who are pining for the comforts of borne : 18th Akmt Corn s Hospital, Near Petersburg, Va., July 4, 1864. ) Mg Kind Young Friend Through the fortunes of war your lit tle bag of mdispensable things for the comfort of soldiers, far from home and ' friends, fell in my bands, and let me as sure you it will be appreciated. I do not know what the soldiers would do if the Sadies in the North did not send many little comforts that are being nes cessary, but are not furnished by 'Uncle omui. Ao-uay is tne glorious old anni versary of our independence, and I sup pose with you all, up there in your quiet, peaceful Northern homes, you are enjoy ing the occasion as usual but with me bow different I lam here in a hospital tent, under tbe scorching rays or a South ern sun, just recovering from severe sickness; but I do not envy you your . happy lot. I, too, bare a happy home and a kind, old mother who orava. ami r. )h banks of rU Hudson Rlvsr, at New- t $2 ,tcb, and costs. Bur. Tim,,, ALL OOINO WELL WITH OBANT. ' Baltimore, July 14. I arrived bere this morning from tbe army of tho Potomac. Gen. Gcegg, with a division of caval ry, supported by Barlow's division of the second corps, attacked the rebels on the railroad near Ream's Station, on the af ternoon of tho 12lb. The enemy was driven nnd the railroad reached. Tbe object was to stop communication be tween Petersburgb and the south, which was accomplished. ' Particulars bad not come to band when I left. The troops are in excellent condition and spirits. THE INVASION. The invasion of Maryland is-ended. The rebels were reported retreating across the Potomac Wednesday night at Edward's Ferry. Their demonstration against Washington was a miserable failure. Tbe capital at any time has not been in danger. The railroad be tween Baltimore and Washington has not been cut. The rebels set fire to a small bridge at Point Branch, but it did not burn. Not a rail was removed. Aside from plunder the rebels bavej gained nothing. I think their numbers nave oetn overrated. I here is no evi dence that Lee has detached any of bis forces to Petersburg. The rebel force consists only of Early's corps, formerly Swell's, Imboden's, Jenkin's, McCaus Innd's and a part of Breckinridge's com mandin all from 20,000 to 30,000. If Lee expected to cause a stampede of Grant's whole array he has most signally failed. Grant and Meade have both perfectly comprehended the game, and have not been diverted from their plans, as l.ee will soon understand. Affairs before Petersburg were never in better condition than now. GEN. BtlKRifAN's PKOOfiEgS. A dispatch from Nashville says that since getting into the open country south of KenesaW mountain, Sherman has been reaping the fruits of his campaign, and the great superiority of oar troops to tbe rebels in a fair open field, has, been made plainly manifest. Heretofore the rebels have bad all tbe advantages of positions, and their loss has perhaps been light compared with our own ; but since we got into tbe valley of the Chattaboocbie the rebels have lost 5,000 or 6,000 men, while we have lost none. An officer in Geu. Thomas' staff, in a private letter, states that the flank move ment to tbe river resulted in the capture of 3,000 prisoners,' besides recovering numerous deserters. Great numbers are reported falling out of the rebel ranks at each retreat of Johnston. Tbe morale of the rebel army is now almost as bad as when it was under Gen. Bragg, and Johnston is looked upon as a repetition of tbe great retreater. A captured rebel report of July 2d makes the strength of Johnson's army 47,000. WELDON RAILROAD CUT. Gen. Gregg, with a division of cava! ry, supported by Barlow s division of tbe 2d corps, attacked tbe rebels on tbe Wei don road, near Kearn's station, a few days bince. Tbe enemy was driven and tbe railroad cut. This stops communi- cation between Petersburg and the South. sible to keep him without a constant guard. Exchange. The above named individual is not here ; he was sentenced at the late term of our county court to three years' ser vice in the state prison at Windsor, for attempting to break jail, he having plead guilty. Call for 500,000 Men. President Lincoln has issued a proc lamation calling for 500,000 volunteers, to be raised by the 5th of September, or be drafted immediately thereafter, i j 3" What tbe rebels hope to gain by our party quarrels over the presidency is well stated in this paragraph in the Lon don Index : "Whatever may be the result of the political campaign, it is a diversion in fa vor of the confederacy. It is not only that no federal general can be allowed to gain a brilliant success, even if he were able to do so, lest tbe populace should in sist on making him president, but that for four months the whole north will be di vided into hostile etimps against itsolf, and its thoughts, feelings and energies di verted from the war against tho confed erate states. Passion and hatred wi find scope at home. Lincoln will think more of beating Fremont than of taking Richmond. Thero will be war upon the administration in thousands of presses and public meetings. The government that wants votes will postpone conscrip tions. As Fremont has resigned his par tisans are not likely to volunteer. The democrats will not fight for Lincoln when they hope in a few months to be under the leadership uf McClellan Anecdote. Some of t b e male in mates of the Lunatic Asylum at Brattle boro, are often seen passing through the streets of the village, engaged in various kinds of labor, some with the implements of their work upon their shoulders, other" driving teams, etc. Tho farming depart ment of the Asylum kepps good cattle, and nothing is more common than to see a serious-visaged maniac driving u yoke of them through the village, Brattleboro is also a great resort for summer visitors. One bright morning a gentleman visitor whobadj'Jbt arrived, sallied out into the streets to enjoy the iresh mountain air, when, seeing, as be thought, a farmer witb t tine yoke of oxen, and feeling in good humor towards all men, he said to tbe supposed farmer: "Good morning, sir; you b a v e a fine pair of cattle there." "Ab, yes, sir," replied the driver, "but they are not what they used to be. Why, sir, I can remember when that off ox there was a bobtailed mare !" Pha- intx. Juvenile Offenders. Eight juve niles, varying in age from 17 to 9, were arraigned belore Justice IloIIenbeck, on Monday afternoon, charged with break ing iuto the late barracks of tbe 17th re giment, and stealing r portion ol a box of cartridges and a small quantity of oth er government stores. Their names were John Ilolloran, E. Spaulding, P. Reager, John Cook, Wm. Eaba, Louis Gero, Jos. Gero and John Flvnn. Halloran, who was shown to be tbe The accounts of the fight at Monocacy on Saturday, give the first intimation of the presence in Maryland of a portion of the 6th Corps. Rickett' division of that corps was sharply engaged. The 10th Vf. is in this division. In a list in the N. Y. Tribune, we find the following, all of the 10th Vermont, wounded on Sat urday : John Smith, J. W. Dyke, Chester S. Dann, Charles P. Rice, George Boar, Samuel Emery, J. W. Bancroft, Andrew J. Madison, Joseph Freeman. Our informant says tbe rebel force on the not th side of the Potomac consisted of Johnson's, Early's and A. P. Hill's corps. Jle saw 7000 or 8000 himself, and thinks there wera more. He thinks they did not intend to capture Washing ton, but divert Grant's attention from Richmond, and destroy the products of! the country, which they have succeeded in doing as fur as the crops are concern ed. They destroyed one million bush. els of grain. Johnson t o o k off about sixty Union prisoners, from whom he had stripped much of their clothing. He (Johnson) had seven pieces of artill ery. A book was found near Blair's resi dence tacked en a tree, which had the following on the fly leaf: Near Washington, July 12, 1864. Now Uncle Abe, you had better be quiet the balance of your administration. We only came to your town this time just to show you what we could do, but if you go on in your mad career we will come again, and then you had better stand from under. - Yours respectfully, The Worst Rebel you ever saw, 58th Virginia Infantry." A REBEL DEMONSTRATION AT PETERS BURGH. Tbe New York Herald's cor respondent at Petersburgh says tbat on Saturday afternoon, the rebels, laboring under the delusion that we had abandon ed our works, attempted to feel our po sition. They found the troops of Gener als Siannard and Martindale ready for them, as follows : At half-past four they suddenly jump ed upon their breastworks, i n front of Stannard and Martindale, while their skirmishers rushed to within four feet of our line. It was an unfortunate move ment for the rebels. Completely cover ed by their breastworks, Martindale and Stannard poured into tbe crowded line of tbe enemy a rapid and murderous fire, while the Ehells of the mortars were plunged into their midst Completely demoralized by this most unexpected re ception, the enemy very unceremonious ly fell back, certainly decimated in numbers. While the losses of tbe enemy must without doubt have been very heavy, we did not, as I am able to discover, lose single man. As the rebeU passed the house of Mr. Day, a Union citizen, near Kingsville, tbey noticed an American flag flying, and some of them slopped to burn bis barn. Mr. Day made no resistance until they attempted to tear down tbe flag, when he fired upon the rebels and killed one of them. Mr. Day has not since been seen, and bis fate is unknown. Such i j the demon spirit of rebels end traitors. STRENGTH OF THE INVADERS. A correspondent of the N. Y. World was at Frederick when the rebels were there, and, by passing himself for a citi zen, picked up considerable information He says tbe rebel force there was from 30,000 to 33,000 regular troops, and 4,- 000 or 5,000 partizan rangers under Gen, Early. They claim to have 7,000 or 8,000 men in Hunter's rear under Mor gan, and from 55,000 to 60,000 under A. P. Hill south of the Patomnc. This last item the writer discredits. Tbe rebels say they have not only got all Hunter's stores and nearly all his ar tillery, but also a great quantity of stores at Martinsburg. Hundreds of their men wore U. S. Army pantaloons and shirts, and in truth it would seem that both ar mies drew their supplies from the same source. ITEMS OF THE RAID IN MARYLAND. Great credit is given to the colored men of Baltimore for volunteering to de fend tbe city. Tbey formed companies, elected white officers and marched to tbe fortifications. There was a general conscription of horses at Baltimore, and in every case a receipt, valuing each horse at tbe regula tion price of $130 was given. Little favor was shown to rebel sym pathizers by the raiders. In general they robbed all alike.' A rich traitor at Hagerstown invited the rebel officers to make their headquarters at his residence, and use bis property freely. This they did, and then plundered bis estate of ev erything moveable, and conscripted the man himself, but finally released him, af ter frightening him almost to death. Captured rebel soldiers say that tbey were informed on the march tbat Wash ington was only guarded by clerks and militia, and therefore it would be easily taken. They profess to have been un deceived when they saw tbe columns of the Peninsula veterans of tbe 6tb corps. Geo. Franklin, who was captured in Maryland, has arrived in Philadelphia. He escaped by feigning sleep, and so deceived bis guard, and remained thro' Wednesday concealed in a thick wood. He ventured out at sunset and found Union men who sent bim to tbe city of Baltimore. State News. FiRE. The dwelling house and barn of Allen J. Wilder, near Bartonsville, was destroyed by fire at about 11 o'clock Sunday night last, and was undoubtedly the Work of an incendiary. Mr. Wilder and his family barely escaped with their lives and tbe few clothes they bad on, everything else being burnt, including all bis furniture, provisions, ice, in the bouse, and all farming tools, one loadjof bay, carriages, a new sleigh and a lot of poultry in the barn. A cow was also badly burnt but be hopes to save her. The fire was first discovered by the hir ed girl np stairs, wbo roused the family consisting of Mr. Wilder, wife and three children, just in season to escape. The total loss is some $500, and as there was no insurance, it falls with much severity upon Mr. Wilder, who is a man of limit ed means, in poor health, and who re turned from tbe army last year. About three weeks since bis barn was set on fire, which he discovered and put out as he was going to do his chores at about 4 o'clock in tbe morning. On Tuesday a man named Barrows, living in a shanty near Mr. Wilder was arrested on suspic ion of being tbe incendiary, and brought before Justice Hyde in this village, but there not being much evidence against bim tbe case was continued and be was allowed to go at large on bis own cog nizance. Tbe motive in bis case is sup posed to be revenge on account of some previous difference.-"-Fall Timet. CAPTURE OF TRAINS AT MAGNOLIA. A correspondent of tbe N. Y. Herald wbo was on one of tbe trains captured by tbe rebels at Magnolia, states that the enemy were mostly Marylanders. Major Gilmore, their commander, lives within 5 miles of Magnolia. Tbe lady prisoners were remarkably well treated by the rebels, and it was somewhat amus ing, when tbe train was stopped, to see the rebel horsemen ride up to tbe car windows, where tbey were greeted some' wbat as follows : "Why, Tom, is tbat you ?" "How are you, Harry V "Oh, come inside." Small white hands were grasped by tbe brown bard ones of the troopers and warmly shaken. Many of them dismounted, and on entering the car, were very affectionately kissed by tbeir lady friends. It appeared to be a Moyful meeting. Gilmore allowed one car and a loco motive to be rescued from destruction in order tbat the ladiea might reach Havre de Grace safely. About 30 offi cers were captured, among whom was Gen. Franklin. During the 4 bours we remained in custody, the rebels several times assert ed tbat tbeir only object in continuing the war was to win tbeir "liberty and independence," and that they only want ed to be "let alone." Tbey said it was all Old Abe's doing, and if ever tbey caught bim they intended to tie bim to a tree and make him kiss a nigcr. Democratic State Convention. We have nothing from the Democratic State Convention Tuesday, save the fol lowing pungent report of tbe forenoon's proceedings which we find in Walton', Journal: Tbe " unterrified" Democracy of Ver mont, to the number of about 250 by act ual count, assembled bere at 11 A. M., this (Tuesday) morning, and called John Cain, Esq., of Rutland, to preside, and for an hour listened to a labored attempt of Hon. Timothy P. Red field of Mot- pelier, to say something ; but alas, no tribute to the brave champions in the field, struggling against the destroyers of u r free institutions, no commendation for their valor and heroism in driving back the feet of the oppressor, were to be heard ; while nothing but abuse to the administration coupled with fevered laudation of sucb patriots as Vallandig- ham, received the full scope of his powers of articulation. P. S. Since writing the above we learn that the Convention was addressed by Judge Parker of Albany, N. Y., and made the following nominations : Governor T i m o t b y P." Redfield, Montpelier. Lieut. Governor Cbas. N. Daven port, Wilmington. Treaturer R. McK. Ormsby, Bradford. Elector, at Large John J. Deavitt, St. Albans; Ephraim Cbamberlaio, St. Jobnsbury. Copperhead State Convention. Walton', Journal says tbat at the Cop perhead State Convention, while Mr. Redfield, Judge Parker, Smalley, Dick ey, Atkins, and others, denounced the Government, Congress, and tbe leaders generally, not one word was ipoktn agaimt the rebel,. The word rebell ion wot not mentioned even, and the reb el were called, "Oca bretheren O k THE SOUTH." The New Baptist Church. Tbe new Baptist Church, on St. Paul street, is fast approaching completion. The spire, which will be tbe highest in town, presents quite an imposing appearance Tuesday a splendid toned bell, weighing 3,467 pounds from tbe celebrated Troy Bell Foundry of Jones Sc Co., was rais ed to its place in tbe tower. It exceeds in weight, by some 1200 pounds, any other bell in town, and e o s t tbe very respectable sum of $2,000. It is expect ed tbat tbe Church will be finished and ready for occupancy early in September next, and it will be a great ornamant to our town. Tbe society have an idea of placing a clock in t h e bell tower, as many of our citizens have expressed a desire to contribute towards tbe expense of it. The idea is a good one and we trust will be carried out. Another well-regulated town clock would be a great convenience to our villagers, and we doubt not the material aid will be forthcoming to secure its erection. Bur lington Timet. Negro Soldiers Captain Henry, Provost Marshal of tbe Second District, has recently mustered in a company of seventeen stalwart Virginia blacks to the credit of the town of Brattleboro. Barns Burned. Two barns belong ing to a Air. martin, on tne roaa oetween Jericho Center and Underbill Flats, ere struck by lightning during the shower of Monday eyening and burned to tbe ground, including 10 tons of old bay and a large quantity just got in. State Fair. Gov. Smith is to de-i liver the annual address at t b e State; Fair at White River Junction in Septem ber next. Sweet Morsels for Copperheads. Ex-president Pierce, Seymour of Con necticut, Vallandigham, Reed, Wood, Richardson, and hundreds of othei? are as hostile to the war as tbey are to Black Republicanism. These men are doing us an indirect service. They are not openly and avowedly our friends, nor could we reasonably ask this of them. But tbey are not our bloody enemies. United against Mr. Lincoln and bis wick ed policy, breasting tbe power of an over whelming majority, firm to the traditions and precedents of constitutional liberty, tbe noble band of patriots is striving to erect a breakwater tbat shall arrest the surges of the unloosed deluge. If tbey did no more than resist the centralization of Mr. Lincoln, that far tbey are worthy of our respect and sympathy. If they hold up the banner of State Rights, tbat far they are advocating a 6entiment en titled to our admiration. Such is the courso tbey are pursuing, and sucb a course ought to have our cor dial approbation. Step by step tbe same convictions and the same temper that have braced them in compact unity and fiery valor to denounce ultra Federalism and New England fanaticism, will inev itably bring them upon tbe right ground as it respects our independence. We confess our faith in tbeir political princi ples. We confess our confidence that eventually these men will see tbe whole truth and embrace all its conclusions. We can gain nothing by denouncing them. We may lose much by presenting' a hostile front to their peace movements. Live with them under the same, govern ment we never will. But, meanwhile if they will but use tbe ballot box, against Mr. Lincoln, whilst we use the cartridge box, each side will be a helper to tbe oth er, and both co-operate in accomplishing the greatest work which this country and tbe continent bave witnessed. "-Atlanta ( Go.) Register. This must be very consoling to our "peace men." The sworn and bloody enemies of tbeir country claim them as friends a sweet morsel. Tbey also say "each will be a helper of tbe other" another sweet morsel but " live with tbem we never will." How is this ? Open enemiet, you are wise as well as wicked, and show great knowledge of human nature when, after admitting thai you will employ, in your nefarious work, men who have trampled under foot all hocor and patriotism, you add, "Live with them we never will." St. Alban, Met-tenger. The Kearsargk and Alabama. Commercial men are talking about some public acknowledgment to Capt. Winslow of the Kearsarge, for his services in sink ing tbe Alabama. Minister Dayton, at Paris, is reported to have advised Capt., Winslow not to parole the men from the Alabama, so tbat the latter acted in the matter entirely on bis own responsibility. leaving the government free to take sucb action as it may think best. Capt. Semmes has sent for those of his officers taken to Paris, to give them instructions for the armament of a new Alabama, of which be proposes shortly to tuke the command. The Paris France, which seems to bave received special in formation about this new ship, says tbat she is a small, beautifully formed cor vette, iron plated inside, and provided with powerful artillery. Capt. Semmes has ordered tbree pivot guns capable of throwing hollow projectiles of 170, and solid projectiles of 220 English pounds. Her crew, which in the old Alabama consisted of 142 men, is to be augment ed to 172. Tbe France says tbat "these details are positive." It does not know in wbat port the new ship will be armed, but it is believed that no surveillance can prevent it from putting to sea. John Lancaster, owner of the yacht Deerhound, writes to tbe London Daily News, and denies that he sailed from Cherbourg on purpose to assist tbe Ala bama, or that he or any of Lis men bad any understanding with tbe officers of the Alabama. He says that Capt. Wins low requested bim to rescue tbe Alaba ma's men, with no stipulation as to what should be done with tbem, and that be should have declined tbe task as dishon orable if be had understood tbey were t be passed over to the Kearsarge as pris oners. He says that be will not decide for Capt. Semmes and bis men whether tbey are honorably bound to deliver themselves up as prisoners, but he denies that be was bound to do it, or bad any right to do it. Other Englishmen think differently, as appears from the warm discussion of the subject in the English papers. -------- - 1 ! u.. .i English Opinion ok Gbant a.i his ARSfr The British torios aro learning to respect American valor. Tho London Times in its conmrents upon tho great batte in Virginia. U sensibly impressed with Gen. Grant's stratagy and the pertinacious brav ery of our soldiers. It says : "The Northern army must con- tain splendid materials to bo capa ble of being handled with such ab solute indifference to loss, and such hard unbending purpose as General Grant displays. It is suflicicntly as tonishing that the tremendous losses of the army do not affect the inhabi tants of Washington and New York with more grief, or, at least, hesita tion ; but it i3 equally remarkable that they do not seem to affect the spirits of the army. The capacity for knowing when they are beaten, which has its bur lesque aspect in the reckless mis representation which dishonor tho New York papers, is yet a real and deep-rooted quality in the people. We think it a miserable delusion winch leads tho North to sacrifice tens of thousands of lives and hun dreds of millions of dollars for tho sake of an imaginary Union, but yet it is impossible not to feel that it is a great display of fortitude -which carries them through it. The suffer ings, it is true, are in a great meas ure vicarious, but they must como home to the people sooner or later; and theire are admirable qualities at the bottom of a resolution capa ble of adhering with such tenacity to the principles which have hither to exhibited such disastrous results." Another Pirate. The Alabama has been sunk, but the Pirate Flori da is afloat on our coast. Within a fetf daws she has captured 9 vessels and their cargoes. The latest re ported capture of tho Florida was that of tho mail steamer Electric Spark, off Capo Henry, bound from New York to New Orleans. When the Florida was first discovered she was about 15 miles to the north west; she gained rapidly upon her intended victim. When about eight miles off she hoisted the English flag, which she kept flying until she was within 1200 yards, when the rebel colors were substituted, and a shot fired astern, closely followed by an other across the bow. The captain of the Florida has written a letter to President Lincoln, and another to S?ec'y Stanton, saying that he now feels ready and willing to meet our gunboats. Capt. Graham, of the Steamer Electric Spark, states that his steam er was making 9 knots an hour, but that the Florida would still have the advantage, a.s she was making 15 knots, with but 9 pounds of steam on her simrle boiler, when she caught the Electric Spark. She was built in Philadelphia this year, on her 2d trip, and valued at $175,000 to New Orleans. She had a valuable cargo, and it is supposed the rebels w ill take her to Nassau and fit her out as a privateer. Ten or twelve ves sels have gone in pursuit of the Flor ida at tho present time. Killed.-1-Vermont bas 9 regiments in the Army of tbe Potomac. Since Grant crossed the Rapidan, more than 50 ield and line officers of these regi ments bave met their death by the bull ets of tbe enemy. Hon. Geo. B. Chandler, formerly of Peacbam, bas resigned tbe Presidency of tbe Union Bank at Concord, N. II ., and is about to remove to Island Pond, in t b e vicinity of which town be owns large tracts of wild land. We copy one of the series of res olutions adopted by tho (sham) De mocratic Convention on Tuesday of last week, as indicative of tho spirit of the whole, and upon which Hon. Timothy P. Redfield, of Montpelier, feels proud to supplant himself as its chosen standard bearer : Resolved, That while we maintain that the Federal Government has lawful jurisdiction by virtue of tho constitution.andthat it is itsbounden duty to maintain its supremacy, and execute all laws of Congress, con stitutionally enacted, and overcomo all impediments or resistance to the just exercise of such jurisdiction by all necessary military force; yet we protest against the usurpation and lawless despotism for vindictive party cuds of this administration, for it subverts the constitution and renders hopeless the restoration of the Union : It has denied to Sovereign States all constitutional rights, and thereby absolved them from tho duty of al legiance : It has trampled down the organ ic law of a nation, that it may in stall a military despotism upon the ruins of constitutional liberty : It has waged a bloody war for the avowed purpose of extirpating eight millions of people from the home of their ancestors, and blotting from the American constellation one half of the States of the Union : It has sought to arouse and enlist the most wicked and malignant pas sions, reckless of all ends if it but subvert the existing government and immolate American citizens : Tt has strinned from the American citizen his panoply and consigned him to the Bastile without process, without the opportunity of trial : It has, by military violence, sus pended the ballot and dictated elections at the point of tho bay onet : It has annulled every constitu tutional guaranty for the protection of the citizen, and subjected him io- the irresponsible tyranny of milita ry violence.