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wnsm mmw. A. A. EAULE. EDITOR. IRASBCBGn. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 1865. T E H 1I 8 . Ont ye nr In advanre, BATM OV ADVKBTISIKO. 2,00 One eolrnnn, one year, pAO.Ofl Half column, one year, 30,00 On fourth column, one year, 16,00 One square, (12 lines') one year, 6,00 One nqimre, or lens, three weeks, 1,50 teen notices, 12 cent! per line lor one, two, or three Insertions. No paper discontinued nntll all arrearages are paid, except at the option or the puuiisiier. Geese not Contraband. A week or more ago two of our Irasburgh boys look trip through the northern part of . the county, and while away they pur chased a couple of geese, which they de posited under the boot of their wagon, keeping them back with a board. On their way borne they met one of our very Photograph Gallert. Elbridge G. Howard it erecting a new photograph gallery on the corner by tbe Congrega tional Church, in thii vilhjge. He bai learned tbe art of H. T. Blancbard of Newport. Howard will be ready to take picture! in a few weeks. Thanksgiving. Got. Dillingham has appointed Thursday, December 7tl as a day of Thanksgiving. This is th same day as the National Thanksgiving iue ! kkedman. ihe following are the towns who have given '.he roost mu nificently to Rev. John Kerley, the ngen for the Freedmen : Craftsbury $93,69 Albany $79,09; Irasburgh $G0,9O. More it expected from some other pi a ces. Uraltsbury is the banner town (bus far. "A Romantic Tale." In the sum mer of 'C3 a smiling lass of a neighboring vigilant selling officers, who lives not a town who rejoiced in tbe name of Esther hundred miles from Barton ; be passed them with a polite bow, drove on a half mile or so, when it occurred to his "re- fleeting and intelligent mind" that these boys might have some of the Queen's whiskey with them, so be turned quickly about and overtook the tourists and re quested the privilege of searching the team, and with all the digoity of a high official he drew away the board when be was greeted with a lusty and indignant "n-uar-kj" "no-ark I" Our official bolted leaving considerable dignity in the wagon. The geet,e were not seized but the efficer seized the first opportunity to decamp, Committed to Jail. Mr. T. J. Var ney of Barton was brought to the jail in this village last week, charged with a lrust;n tnal breach of trust defrauding a soldier ofj the money which he had committed to bis care while be was in the army, leav ing him to draw his State pay, Sec, and then when asked to hand over the funds be refused to do so, whether from an in ..... . . . ability or a desire to ao so we snow not. We hope tbe former reason may be the true one, for we regard the sin of cheat (ng the soldier after bravely fighting the battles of bis country, as one of the worst in the catalogue. A fellow by the name of W. Miles, and wbo is considerably under par as to the quantity and quality of his brains, was brought to jail on Wednesday of last week, charged with burning a sugar bouse belonging to widow Clark in Glov er. He has admitted enough to convict him. Ann, fell in love witb and married a man of the snmo town. Soon after, Henry like the good patriot that he was, bade his young wife an affectionate adieu and was off to the war. Here an unfriendly bullet put an end to bis existence, and Esther Ann was left a weeping widow. Not long did she weep, but soon wiped up her (ears and consoled hersell for the loss of ber husband by taking another a young and inexperienced son of one of our most respectable citizens. He, too, soon left for the war, but like a dutiful husband occasionally sent bis wife a gen tle reminder in the shape of bounty and back pay, until the sum total of bis affectionate regards amounted to several hundred dollars. But alas for female constancy I The ungrateful Esther Ann, Providence would dispose of husband No. 2 in the same manner that the former one bad gone, married into tbe small and select family of Smiths. Tbe guilty pair expended tbe money re State News. It will be noticed that a bill has passed both bouses of tbe legislature to pay the town of Stockbridge. The occasion' of this bill is this, (bat tbe town bad sup ported for some time at the insane asy. lum a pauper wbo bad no residence, and for whose support it propely belonged to tbe State to provide. It was urged in opposition to tbe bill that it would be establishing a bad precedent, at many towns in the State were in tbe same con dition, and would present claims if this were allowed. Mr. Reed of Washington County believed towns should lose their money if they are not sharp enough to look out for their own interests. On the other hand Mr. Smith of Franklin Coun ty and others insisted that the State should allow just claims without regard to precedent, and argued that one legis lature cannot establish a precedent which another is o b 1 i g e d to follow. Wood tlock Standard. From the Boston Journal. The Execution of Wirz. Monet Lost. We learn that the cracker pedler of Cross Sc Sons of Mont pelier, lost $500 in this village or on the road leading to Albany, one day last week. While here he had occasion to use soma money In the package and as be went to return it to a side pocket in bis coat, H is supposed that be failed to do so and that by mistake it was slipped between bis outside and inner coat, and thus in tbe course of time it somewhere slipped to the ground. Whoever has got the money in wrongful detention bad better deliver it up to its true owner, for treasure thus obtained does the possessor no good. It would prove no agreeable death bed reflection. . . Reconstruction. Friend EarU, As the sulj-et of negro suffrage is occu pying the publio mind to great extent J thought I would make a few sugges tions, thinking that an exchange of tbo'i might be beneficial I do not think that tbe negro with all his ignorance (which however is not bis fault) should be put on an equality witb the learned white man neither do I think he should be wholly excluded from the polls, but I would divide them into three classes. Tbe first class would be the negro sol diers all soldiers who have done their duty as such in the war should be allow ed tbe right of suffrage. The second class should include all others that were born slaves, or were five years old at the time of their freedom, wbo can read 'the Constitution of the United States so as to be understood, and can write a legible band.' Tbe third class should include all tbat were born or shall be born free (or under five years eld at the time of their freedom,) all these should be allowed the right of suffrage at the age of twenty one. Neither would I allow a wbito man who baa taken op arms against the govern ment any better chance than I would the black man. : A Tawny. J Westfield, Nov. 15, 1863. , The Elections. Tht elections oc curring this month are all one way- New York, Massachusetts and New Jer My are stiff backed republicans. Mas sachusetts is republican by about 50,000 ; Jfesv York is republican by about 20,000, while "Noo Gersey" for tbe first time in tier history, we think, repudiates sham democracy, tbe republicans carrying tbe State by over 2000 after a most gallant right Massachusetts tends Gen. Banks to congress. ceived from the absent husband :,i (he purchase of a farm in a. town not many miles instant, and removed thither. In September husband No. 2 came borne, and, finding his wife at her former borne where be had left her, suspected nothing wrong. Hut not long was ho destined to enjoy connubial felicity nnmolested. Husband No. 3 soon appeared upon the stage of action and carried o ff the tickle Esther Ann in triumph to tbeir rural retreat. It can well be imagined that No. 2 was enraged, but bis erief was of a mercenary character ; be wept not for tbe partner of his bosom, but for the loss of his money. The rest is soon told. Smith's quiet retreat was invaded by the officers of the law, tbeir ill-gotten possessions wrested from their grasp and the happy (?) pair now await their tri al at the next session of tbe court at Irasburgh. Express. Steamboat Accidents. We learn that the steamer "Mountain Maid" sunk near Georgeville, on Sunday afternoon. We have no particulars. The steamer "Stars und Stripes" went ashore near Uarvey's Landing on Monday night. She is badly aground, but will probably be got off without much damage. Ex press. Good Threshing. Gost and James Craige, using James Clark's Randall Machine threshed, in one day, for Will iam Stearns of St. Johnsbury, 825 bush els of oats and 52 bushels of wheat. In one hour they threshed 32 bushels of wheat. The wheat was extra, yielding nearly thirty bushels to the acre. Union. Benj. Wheeler and Ira Spencer, of Harris Gore, were detected In stealing a robe from one of the store sheds in Plain field on Wednesday evening, November 8:b, and were subsequtntly arresti d. The property was recovered. )7 btre tome more new clothes. A clergyman wbo was stopped by a highwayman between Pithole and Titus ville, in the oil region, said to him : " You can have my money, mend, but tor Christ's sake, and for your own soul's sake, give up the business of highway robbery." The freebooter dropped the pistol at his side, and in a voice trembling with emotion, said : " You can pass on." Parson Brownlow on his Mus cle. A Nashville dispatch says that, on the 8th instant, Gov. Brownlow had an encounter with a couple of rebel soldiers at Franklin, Tenn. One of them bad begged alms of Mrs. Brownlow on tbe ground of bis having fought for tbe Con federacy. Upon ber telling him she coutu noi give mm aayioinz tor men a reason at that grew angry and cursed her. When tbe Governor learned of tbe affair he went in search of the offender, whom he found in company with another rebel soldier who made common cause witb bim. Tbe Governor whipped them both very genteelly. Virginia Gray, a poor outcast in Washington, laudanomed ber cares and herself out of existence. Some of the rebels thought the fort in Boston harbor wat mated Warren be- (cause they bad to borrow it. Death of Senator Collameh. This sad event, which has for some days been expected, was telegraphed Ibis morning, Friday Nov. lOtb, shortly after the final adjournment of the Legislature. Jacob Collamer was born at Troy, New York, in 92, and was consequently at his death about 74 years of age. He came to Vermont at an early day, with his father, who settled in Chittenden County Without fortune, but with high ambition and strong self-reliance, the boy by in dustry and economy worked himself up to and through (he University of Ver mont, graduating in 1810. He then en tered upon the study of tbe law and was admitted to the bar in 1813, rendering military service, however, for a portion of the war of 1812-14, and in that capaci ty organizing, at Montpelier, several of the companies raised in central and east em Vermont to reai.it the invasion 0f1 Plftttsburg by British. He came first to Montpelier, to enter upon bis profession here, but finding the town well supplied with lawyers, he went to the late Hon. Deoison Smith, of Bar re, who introduced bim to practice in Orange County, where he made his first plea, in defence of a school-master for whipping a scholar. It was a successful one, to tbe great surprise of its author, as be once told us. Speedily he acquired high reputation as a lawyer, and con tinued for twenty years at the bar, serv ing also as member of the House of Rep resentatives. From 1833 to 1841 he was a judge of the Supreme Court ; from 1843 to 1849, a member of Congress; in 1849-50, a member of President Taylor's cabinet, as Postmaster General, subsequently a judge of tbe Supreme Court till 1854, when he was elected to tbe United States Senate, and re-elected in 1860. In that body of tbe most distinguished men of the country, Senator Col lamer at once took high rank, and maintained it to the last. There have been more polished speakers there, and men of higher schol arship ; but no speaker more clear, more felicitous in illustration, or sounder in law or logic. There have been some who excelled him in particular subjects ; but taking Senator Collamer all in all, for his experience, his clear knowledge of the Constitution and the laws in tbeir application to all questions of legislation and statesmanship, and the faculty of bringing all bis great knowledge instant ly to practical use on any emergency, he was without a rival in the Senate. It is much to say of a any man, but we be lieve Senator Collamer deserved the rank we have here accorded. And his great abilities had a fitting crown i n an un spotted christian character. His integri- ty as a Senator was the integrity of tbe upright judge, bis course guided always by clear sense of right ; and hence be was independent, conseivative, conscien tious, and commanded reverence for his character and confidence in bis judgment. as well as admiration for bis abilities. Truly, Vermont has lost her greatest man of recent times. Watchman. Smuggling. A number of arrests for smuggling have been made during the last few days. Officer Flanagan arrest' ed in this city on Thursday, L. and S.J, Rockwell, of Alburgb, and we learn tbat one or two others, who have become somewhat notorious for tbeir ability at evadiog the revenue laws, have been ar rested, and lodged in jail. Wm. McElroy, of Alburgh, was arrested Thursday. Deputy Collector Arthur, we hear, keeps keen watob upon tbe river road, and last week struck " about 60 galloas of tbe ardent, that bad run bis blockade, and reached tbe heart of tha city. Tooth ts. Toenail. A disgraceful fight took place in Essex, on Friday last, between John Chase and Patrick Henry. Chase gave Henry's Sogers, in the course of tbe contest, severe biting, but failed to eat hit opponent entirely op, as there was enough left of Henry to nearly kick the bead off from tbe shoulders of Chase. Tooth proved hardly a match for toenail in this instance. Chase's injuries were so severe tbat Sheriff Munton arrested Henry and lodged bias in jail to await, examination. Burlinaten TXma. 1 The An Account of hit Last Hours Scent at the Gallows. Washington, Nov. 10, 18C5, Tbe execution of Henry Wirz attract ed crowds of spectators to tbe Old Capi- t o 1 this morning. At nine o'clock strong military force arrived and the ttreet in front and at the side of the build ing were cleared. Owners of tenements from tbe windows or roofs of which views of the yard could be had, admitted spec tators at large prices, and a number of women availed themselves of this oppor tunity to gratify their curiosity. Hold' ers of tickets were admitted into the pris on, and passed through into the yard. A rough gallows had been erected in tbe corner of the yard, on the platform of which stood four sentries of tbe Veteran Reserve Corps, while from tbe beam dangled the fattl rope, which was to prove a "dead line" to the tyrant of Anderson ville. ' J Wirz was jh his cell attended by fa thers Boyle and Wigget of the Roman Catholic Chsrcb. Last night he ate a hearty oyster supper, and then went to sleep, reposing quietly until he awoke about three o'clock this morning. He then vrote his farewell to his wife, and made some statements about his connec (ion with the rebellion, avowing that he had maltreated prisoners in accordance with orders from superior officers, and saying tbat he had never killed any one, or perpetrated the acts ascribed to bim. After tbe sentence was read to bim in pri.-on Wirz said, "I'm d d if the Yankee eagle hasn't turned out to be what I expected, a d d tudey buz zard." He then aake ihat Rev. Father Boyle might 'oe geot for, ad ,, Mr, Scn.ue his counsel, and since that time these gentlemen have been almost con stant in attendance on him. Besides these some ladies have called one of them paying ber last visit to him yesterday, when she brought him, some delicacies. As she was leaving he manifested emotion as he expressed his gratitude to her and remarked to Mr. Schade, who was present, tbat tbit was the last tear be should shed in this life. A couple of ladies said to be of the family of a prominent officer, also visited bim yesterday, and in reply to tbe ques tion of one, whether he bad hope, said : Certainly, Madam, t b e greatest sinner has hope, and I being innocent, must surely have hope. Yesterday he receivtd a letter from his wife, dated Cadiz, Ky., in which she used most affectionate language, and express ed tbe hope that they then were seeing tbeir darkest hours. She urged him to cheer up and prepare for the worst, but is satisfied that if tbe government knew how much anguish tbey bad suffered be would not be condemned to death. She also states that she intends with her chil dren to go to his people in Europe. Wirz has been an infidel, but of late he has professed repentance, and one of bis religious advisers assures me tbat be believes tbat be truly repented just before the hour for execution. A Massachu setts official at the prison banded bim an album in which he wrote in a clear, steady hand, "Old Capitd Prison, November 19, 1865, Henry Virz, Captain and A. A. G., C. S. A." .There, said be is my last signature. At half past nine tbe preparations for tbe execution were made. Wirz was attired in a long robe, or shroud of black -cambric, and an at tempt was made tcj handcuff his wrists, but bis right arm was to swollen that tbe iron could not be fattened without giving him pain. "I don't want to be cross," said he, "but don't burt me." Tbe shack les were removed., When summoned to leave the c;ll tfirz remarked to Fa ther Boyle, "I hope this black dress will toon be exchanged for a white robe. I go willingly." Meanwhile tome two hundred specta tors had congregated in tbe prison yard, including thirty representatives of t b e press. A majority of tbe others were young officers, many of whom bad expe rienced tbe cruelties tnd insults of rebel prisont. In tbe distance the dome of the Capi tol towered op through the leaves and branches of trees, and on every vantage ground nearer by were spectators, many of tbem soldiers, a few of them women. At quarter past ten the bum of conver sation subsided into profound silence as Major Russell came from tbe prison fol lowed by the criminal, who was escorted by bis spiritual advisers. He was much taller man than I bad expected to see, aod be walked witb a firm step, glaoc ing up at tbe blue sky as if refreshed by tbe tunlight and air. Hit long, black bair was brushed smoothly down h i s bead, showing a high forehead. His beard and moustache were full, almost concealing tbe expression of hit face, and bis cunning eyes twinkled witb a defiant expression of apparent indifference. On reaching tbe gallows be ascended tbe ttept with alacrity and teated him- telf in a cbair placed upon the drop. Father Boyle, from whom be bad receiv ed the sacrament, stood at bis right band, holding a small crucifix, and nt bis left band stood Father Wigget. Major Russell then read in a clear voice tbe long charges and specifications, in which tbe name of Jeff. Davit wat in cluded. Wirz listened to the tedious doc ument with attention, nodding assent to tome portions, and shaking bis bead neg atlvely when other sections were being read. Father Boyle would occasionally present t h e crucifix to b i m as if to strengthen him for the coming struggle by hopes of divine forgiveness. Occasionally tbe impatient crowd with out would give hideous yells, at which the criminal would betray some oneasi nets. Then Father Boyle would present the symbol of redemption saying, "Faith, hope, charity and repentance will save you." At last the reading of the charges, tbe specifications, the finding of tbe Court and the President's approval of the sen tence bad been completed and Major Russell turning toward the criminal ask ed if be bad any remarks to make. He replied in an unconcerned tone tbat he had no wish to say anything to the pub lic. To tbe Major be would say that he died innocent. He had but once to die ; bis hope was in the future. Major Russell then shook bands with him, receiving bis thanks for courteous treatment. The priests bade bim fare well with words of consolation and retir ed. He stood erect upon tbe drop. The hangman pinioned his hands and feet, adjusted the fatal noose and put on the black cap. Then comruenoed un earthly yells from those outside the prit- on yard, at if execrating tbe perpetrator of atrocious cruelties. Major Russell raised bis cap the drop fell Henry Wirz, witb a sudden plunge, wat banged by the neck until he was "dead, dead, dead," and may God have mercy on hit soul. It was seven minutes after the drop fell before the convulsive movements of the body ceased, aod the subsequent sur gical examination showed that the neck was not broken. After banging fifteen minutes tbe body wat carried into the dead room, where it wat placed in a coffin and entrusted to the care of Father Boyle. The body is to be deposited in tbe vault of tbe Catholic Cemetery until the wishes of Mrt. Wirz concerning it can be ascertained. Such bas been tbe termination of tbe earthly career o f another sanguinary agent of the slave power. Perlet. Wirz Davis. These two names give tbe direction of tbe public thought. Henry Wirz was righteously hung, and human life it more sacred and safe to-day because bis is given up. Uuc be was only a subordinate in tbat great army of misrule and destruction which was headed by Jeff. Davis, and which, for four long years kept tbe best blood of the country running like water,' and filled tbe land witb widows and or phans and broken-hearted parents. It is said that Davis is not directly crimin ated in Wirz's course ; but what if be is not ? Were all the crimes of treason enacted within the palisades at Anderson ville ? Tbe woes of tbat prison-bouse were but a single specimen of tbe hor rors on a national scale which are tracea ble, clearly and directly, to Jeff. Davis, in authorship and accountability at least sufficient to call down upon his head the punishment which bas been justly meted out to bis poor tool, tbe Andersonville jailor. We bold tbat this country can never stand right before the bar of the civilized world, or in the impartial judgment of posterity to long as it seeks out and pun ishes tbe mere instruments of the rebel lion, and lets its autocrat escape. Tbe talk about Davis' being chosen to bis leadership, as if tbat fact divested bim of all personal responsibility for his illegal and outrageous acts, is perfect nonsense. So Cataline was chosen to bead the con spiracy in Rome. There never was a man that rose to the "bad eminence" of afflicting and endangering bis country, who did bis work alone. Such men are always the agents of others, chosen, in the first place, for the very reason that they have already demonstrated their powers for mischief and promise to make the conspiracy more effective than any body else. Tbat is precisely the reason why Jeff. Davis became President of tbe Southern Confederacy. It w is bis own work that be put himself in advance of all bis trai torous competitors. He might have been what Andrew Johnson is be made him self what he really is, the guiltiest man that breathes tbe air of America. Why shall be not be tried and punished as such ? If he is not there will be a terri ble dereliction or a misconception of du ty amounting to tbat somewhere, and the people will find it out. Tbe senti ment of the loyal masses wat never more clearly apparent upon any solemn nation al duty than it is upon this ; President Johnson, also, seems to be right in spirit and will ; what, then, are the mysteri ous obstacles in tbe way ? Tbe people want a little more light on tbe subject., Boston JournmL " Temperance Reform Woman The Ballot. Tbe women of tbe United States are a power upon earth a mighty power. The force of this power is, however, to a try great extent, wasted and lost, for want of organization aod diversion. These reflections are suggested by the consideration of the many attempts which have been made by the women in divers localities, to suppress the tale of intoxi cating liquors, often by breaking tbe im plements and paraphernalia of the traffic, and spiling on the ground the infernal broth which constitutes the stock in trade of dealers in liquid death and de struction. When these Amazonian enterprises succeed ; when tbe work of vengeance is triumphatly executed by feminine bands, all right-minded men rejoice. But the Tectt of these outbreaks of righteous female indignation are partial and usual ly transient. There is, however, an in-1 strument which women might wield with better grace, and to much better effect, (ban axes, hatchets and crow-bars. This instrument in the ballot. Let tbe women universally, or even generally, petition the legislature of the several States to pass stringent acts prohibiting the manufacture and sale intoxicating liquors, and bare them submitted to tbe people, for ratification by the Votes o( all the citizens, female as well as male, allowing every female over tbe age of 18 to vote for or against it, and such actt would, beyond all doubt, be passed by the legislatures. And then when such acts should be submitted t the test of tuch a vote by universal suf frage, they would be sustained by triumphant and overwhelming majori And then again, if tuch acts of legis- tures could not be enforced and carried into effect under the ordinary police regulations, let tbe women petition to b allowed to vote for the officers to enforce tbe acts. This would also be conceded. and the law would be enforced. And what if wanted for the purpose it votes. There are men enough wbo would en force aucb lawt, if votet were ready tustaiu them. Tbe influence of women it naturally reformatory. Tbey suffer most by tli vicet which prevail, especially the drink ing of ardent spirits, and therefore they ought to exert themselvet to correct and suppress those vioes. Their voices ought to be beard on all questions wbicb concern the morals of tbe community, it is their right to be heard. Let them de mand their right to be beard through the ballot boxes, aod it will be coaceded tbem, fogies to tbe contrary notwitb standing. Tbe cordiality witb wbicb such efforts as those which we have al luded to are greeted by the sterner sex. is a sure index to tbe support which tbey would yield to better directed measures. There are many men who would gladly shift from themselves the responsibility of acting on the question, and le! wbo would take tbe responsibility. If, instead of lamenting and complaining over the wrongs they suffer, women would set about providing a remedy, tbey would act much more beneficially. It is tbe mission of American women to reform the vices of society. It is in their power to relieve themselves and the rest of the community from the evils re sulting from the liquor traffic ; they only, have tbe power. Let them address them selves in earnest to the ballot-box, that great corrector of abuses, and the thing will be accomplished. While slavery ruled the policy of the United States, it countenanced tbe other vicet and iniquities, and rallied them in its support. From tbe grog-tbopt and other haunts of vice and iniquity, came up in no small measure, and witb great unanimity, the votes which sustained slavery. Now, since slavery is abolish ed, they have lost tbeir great patron and champion, and can be more successfully attacked. to to A Deserved Appointment. Major Wm. Austine, U. S. A., who has been on duty in this State for more than three years, was on Thursday made the reci pient of two commissions from the Presi dent, one as Brevet Lieutenant Colonel, the other as brevet Colonel in tbe United Slates army. Shocking Murder at Albany. Albany. N. Y., Oct. SO. A most atro cious murder was committed at the place known as Bradl's Tavern, or Basin, on Saturday. Tbe captain o f t b e canal boat Alice Clark, and her driver, were assassinated, as is supposed, by two men who were hired by him as deck hands in New York. Tbe captain was robbed of between two and tbree hundred dollars, and bis body and tbat of the driver were thrown into the canal. Tbe sentence in tbe case of Bryant Hall, of Alexandiia county, Vs., found guilty of tbe murder of Loney Parker, a colored citizen of tbe county of Fairfax Va., aod sentenced to one year't impris onment at Fort Whipple and a fine of $100, hat been to mitigated as to omit the fine. The President, Mb. Seward and Jeff. Davis The Baltimore Gazette gives a somewhat different version from tbat heretofore published of the interview bad witb President Johnson by a delega tion of ladies from Baltimore with a petU tion sigued by fifteen thousand women for the pardon of Jeff. Davis. The con duct of Mr. Johnson is said to have been courteous in the extreme, and after listen ing to wbat the ladies bad to say, be re plied as follows : "That he regretted more than he knew bow to express, that be could not grant the petition, and that it would give bim far more pleasure to accede to the re quest of tbe ladies present than it would give them to have it granted. "If," ad ded he, "it were simply a question, how ever, between man and man, I would release Mr. Davit at once ; but it it a great National question. Mighty issues might be involved, aod now is not tbe time to take such a step. I think I have the courage, or as you term it, ladies, pluck, to do my duty and have proved it. When the proper time comes for the ex ercise of magnanimity, I trust I shall not. be found wanting." In reference to the trial of Mr. Davis Mr. Johnson said. ; "Almost every arrangement bas been made for the trial of Mr. Davis, but no one can tell what changes may be brought about in the course of a few weeks. A hasty and injudicious action in this mat ter might produce incalculable misery. Mr. Davis bas been a great leader in the war against the Government, and it is but right be should be tried by the laws of the land. I sympathize witb bim in bis sufferings. His quarters have been changed and bit condition ameliorated." In conclusion, Mr. Johnson laid : "All men, ladiet are under the influ ence of woman, and I not lest that other men. You are my jowels. I want your help and yur prayers." A New York correspondent of tbe Ma con ( Ga. ) Telegraph, writing on the 16th of October, gives currency to tbe following story : Since I bave introduced Mr. Sew ard's name, I will refer to a conversation be bad with Thurlow Weed Jeff. Davis being the subject. Weed said Mr. Davis should be banged, and expressed himself quito warmly on tbe subject Mr. Saw ard then propounded the query, 'Why would you hang bim ?' to which Weed replied : 'I would bang bim for treason.' Mr. Seward replied in hit energetic way t 'We cannot bang bim without first cn- victing bim and I think no impartial jury would do that.' Weed said : 'Hit guilt it already established, and bis conviction should not be difficult ;' but Mr. Seward maintained that no jury could be formed to convict him, and added in a significant way : 'And even if we should bang him it would be no great moral lesson to tbe world.' Gentlemen who were present during the conversation infer tbat Jeff. Davis' life is safe at least." Who werk Whipped The New York Daily News has the following good thing from its Baltimore correspondent, a bitter secessionist : " While Gen. Jo. Johnston wat in Baltimore recently, a young gentleman of tbat city who had known the General before tbe war, renewed his acquaintance on tbe street with the remark : General, I regret that we were obliged to surrend er to overwhelming numbers, but I re joice that we were not whipped.' ' You bave nad no active participation in tbe fighting, I believe ? ' inquired tbe Gener al 'No, sir.' 'Under those circum stances,' rejoined the veteran, 'yoti are- not whipped, but 1 mm.' " Wisconsin Election. Tbe Union majority in Wisconsin is from five to seven thousand. Both branches of tbe Legislature are strongly Republican. Universal suffrage (authorizing tbe col ored men to vote) is probably defeated by tea thousand majority. An appeal to the women of Ireland bat been published by tbe wires of tome of the Fenian prisoners in Dublin. It sets forth tbe state of destitution into which they bave been plunged, attribut ing it to tbe acts of the British Govern ment. Tbe address avows svomathv & " witb tbe prisoners, and yet appeals to tba women of Ireland of all creeds and politics to contribute to their support. A little girl, after returning from church wbere she taw a collection taken p for the first time, related wbat took place, and among other things, she said ith all ber childish innocence : 'That man passed around a plate that had mon ey in it, but I didn't take any.' The Concord Monitor tayt : "fieners al Bankt bat gone to Congress again, of course, lie may bave been driven back on Red river, but he it a graduate of tha West Point of Massachusetts politics. and in a political field never gives up to superior numbers or tkil!.' The boys in blue with amputated limbs make the most effective stump 'peecher.