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OT. XXXI I. NEW SERIES VOL. X.
BURLINGTON. FRIDAY MORNING. MARCH s 1,604 N UMBER THIttTY NINE P o c I r 3 Uric ,he Fifth and the Swallow. 1 rjy following is one of the letters sent ,l,nrfi 'h' Port Office of the Brooklyn and I Wind Fir. j Wntrs tht curionii chronicler Clenray . The Empcrrr Charles the Fifth one day T his trusty Squire-at-Arms did say," IVmirrow we start on a new foray, Anl our soldiers camp must move away ; But this tent of mine shall planted star, nA its top be crowned by our colors gay. Though no living soul 1 left behind Tc mark them fluttering in the wind. Tie Squire then answered the royal won!, ' ur Majesty's tent shall not be stirred. Bat I ask my wise and gracious lord Some reason to me for this accord ; So other tent h ample and warm To shield from the weather your slender form. That argent emblazon greets weary eye. And it kindles a vision of victory. And in front of the footsore ami faltering ranks, ii cnurare inspires, and it promise thank. "ind the victor's wreatS when with trumpt It .hall lead the conquering army home." "I tell tbee I know this matter best," The Empeti r answered with sudden lest, "Blow keened wind from the cold norths est, "f tin! tent 1 am henceforth dispossess tnofber nwner shall stand confessed ; For over the door on my Ktnperor's crest V little swallow hath built her nest, Aid her innocent peace shall none molest. 1 he heirless birdie untouched shall rest : To my pennon and tower he is welcome guest ; . ri'i tins is the reason for ray beheet. These ilken walls of draiierv awl "bill stand in the green and silent wood. Till thenK,tlw!wallowhath6edEtdherbrood, Ant Ml th tent tn ,t. ar.!iii.la I The swallow hath tru'Inl herself tome. And shall I meet her with treachery T The tent shall stand, aad the soldiers see. Haw I honor aty hospitality. Tith sacred value I wouhl'invt-st Tbe rites of tbe hearth, the rights of the guest. The weak and lowly shall safely rest H ttbin the shadow of monarch's breast." The rights of the guest and the rite of the hearth In kingly souls have a kingly worth. And happy nobles ami peasants may be Whce king shows soeh faithful courtesy. Tor on the morrow, in Utely array. The army and bagsago trailed slowly away. But of all that Blighty, magnificent train. The tent left behind was the greatest gain. For it proTts self-wcriice, self-control ; And that Charles the Fifth had a roval soul. X. .11 i c e i I a ii c o u s . Qi eex Vktoru. The Memorial Diploma- ; 't7c raakt- itself responsihlo for the extraor linirv atatcBient, that at a recent Cabinet t 'ounci) on the Ilani-h question. Queen Vie- ( toria rte Intra the table, delaring that she i nmld come to no decision without consulting with Prince Albert, retired into her closet I and on emerging, announc-d that the Prince j was hostile to anr art of war bv Endand. This unmistakable proof of mental alvrra tion i said to haie dttennined Iird Palmer ston to urge the aMieation -if the Queen; and the fact that, instead of joining his mother at (b-horne, the Prince nf Wales has gone wiUi his prince to St. Leonards. i in- trprtrtH ns an imlication that Edward VII. ! t )rf paring to mount the thmne. and to inaugurate a new foreign wlicy in the nf fairsof Great Britain. It iseirtain that the present attitude of the Ijiglish Goveninient cannot long lie maintained if England i to keep her place as a jiower ol the first rank ; and if the abdica tion of Victoria i a necessary preliminary to vigorois and honorable nction on the part of (treat Britain, that ahdirotinn iK likely to be insisted ujon ami aeoompli'he'l with no un ntfssarv delav Xrw York tate In . iv,t- I EORIATr astlcji ttnentand cure cr 11 he opened this 1 This nsylum, for the treatment confirmed drunkards, will be opened spring. The building i- at Binghainton. on the Erie Itailrond. The bind donated by the eititens of Binghainton was two hundred and fifty-two acre-, and since then one hundred ami thirty sen have been purchased A part of the building would have .been opened for patients lat Fall had the heating apparatus lieen received. the report ni tne uireetors snows tuat tne sist, so far, ol the founding and buildin- of j tbe Asylum is$102,76 45. The buibW I has cot b than any structure of tbe kind to the ti. wh.le if i. model of excellence in every respect About 30,000 more are needtdto complete the building. Already Dr. Tcrner the Secretary has received 7,245 a ppl lent inns from all over this continent and from several countries in Europe, from per sons who desire to evail themselves of the advantages of this Asylum. Senatorial Classification. The Wash ington correspondent of the Cincinnati Com- j in Burlington and included delegations from mcrnaJ thus classifies the C. S. Senate : Butland and a number of other towns. "After three months' daily attendance in the 1 Jericho Corset Basp. senatorial jury-box (better known as the report- ers' gillery), I have brought in the following Bibekmas Societt or BranxOTOX, J50 mem verdtcL 1 don't know how far the general pub- ! bers. lie will agree with me; but those who disagree i St. Pitrick's BESETniEST Societt, of Win are privileged to appeal to a higher court. ooski. 100 members. The best lawyer Mr. Collamer of Vermont i - ,, p.:, The best scholar-Mr. Sumner of Massacbu- I DBra m of thc 1 ' th K,S,mcnt The best general debater and practical legis lator Mr. FessEnden of Maine. The keenest" debater Mr. Trumbull of Il linois. The most pleasant speaker to lis'en to Mr. Doolittle of Wisconsin. The best financier Mr. Sherman of Ohio. The richest man Mr. Sprague of Rhode Isl and. A Tery sensible old man Mr. Wade of Ohio. The greatest bore that ever lived Mr. Davis of Kentucky. Tht Knight of the Sorrowful Nigger Mr. Lane of Kansas. The most Tiolent copperhead Mr. Powell of Kentncky. Tht mt eloquent copperhead Mr. Carlisle Ol v irgiuta. n.. v,t : r- w. 1 Richardson of Illinois. i b0rytofl'w..Sm"Whra'0bCTMrS,U,"- i The man who has the leat to say Mr. Hen- i nneks of Indiana. The man who made a faur pas in issuing a I trietly private" circular, which soon became 1 TMie rropertv Mr. Pomrov of Kansas. The man who comes nearest to being nobodv 1 Xr Rid llc of Delaware. " Tne writer might have added as beyond a doubt the Wst presiding officer Mr. Foot ol I Verm.int JOTTINGS. Newfoundland is said to be a country without a reptile, and the Chattanooga Ga zette says. Vallandigham is a reptile without a country . h ought to move" to New foundland. Slaves are chesn l- 1...I Tt.-M were sold at auction, a't Frederick on the -'1 inst.. one flar .;-!.. . -.ur... ci, one woman $25. and child five years old for If v.w huslond chews, thank God he tfc t ' tBlokc' if I,e 10th ebews and smocs, tnnk linj that he doesn't take snuff, if ho d1"all three, thank C.l be'll n, livelong. Tne number ol oilotoi men . nl,.tl, jn our armie. u iit.m men. and in.-rta,;n- l lowing or tne colonel men who arc in the n". al.nu a fiftieth iiri ol the entire blj.k ''fuu f the country, el.iu- as well a. live. the fi, Llentl service. Aa tb three acr.t a flax. profit from nURt.INCTO.N FMIfAT MORNING MARCH 2.1. 1F61. ' 1 t : St. Patrick's Dat. Celebration of the HinrxMAN Socirrr. "St. Patrick's day in j the morning" opened with 6ne clear air and bright sunshine, and with the fine flin I lTroceseions. nnd abiindnnon ,.r l. " .i.' streets, the day was a gala day in Burling. j ton. At nine o'clock Thursday morning ' St. Patrick's Benevolent Society of Winooski, I marched down Church Street, preceded by a' tietacriinent of "liould sozer bovs" fmm the Seventeenth, with martial music. The mem- bers of the Hibernian Society of Burlington nau already gathered in theTown Hall with a crowded assemblage of both sexes and all ages, where the presentation of a banner to the Hibernian Society took place. The pre-nta tion was made on hehalf of the Ladiea bv Mi-s Murray of Burlington, with some ar-! propriate words. The banner wss received l by Cnpt. Ixm-rgan. who rcsrwnded in befit- ting terms. It is an elegant green silk Oac liearing on one side the Harp and Shamrock, and on the other the Eagle and Shield, with tho inscription "Ireland and America," all Ieautifii!ly painted and very handtonu-lv mounted. It was mado by Annan b Co. of New York, and does great credit to the skill and taste of all concerned. Suitable flourish ,, martial music followed tho prescnta. r lion. ine mnemian anu ratrick e Societies, the members wearing their society hedgt, then formed in proecK-ion, headed by the Jericho Cornet Bind, and marched to St. .Mary's Church, where High Mass was cele brated by HMiop DeGoesbriand,and a sermon ws preached by Kev. Father Dennis Kvan. The speeches attending the preten tattoo of the Banner in the morning were as fol- t ! k,T' ! Mi Margaret Murray, 'peaking lor the j Ladies of St. Mary's Church .said Oficert and .Memtertaf the Ilihtrnan Soeir. If: In behalf of the lady donors, 1 preeot you geatleaen.fbr the zeal in keeping alive the spirit of our faith and our pride of Nationality by cel ebrating the natal day of Irehnd's patron saint, this Sag of green, emblematic of the isle from whence we sprung, and of the country of our ad option. Best assured, gentlemen, that you have the prayers of woman for your welfare. Ileping that each succeeding St Patrick's Day will witness a celebration in Burlington, and that with ranks swelled in numbers vou will attest vour devotion I to the land of your nativity, and your gratitude 1 to the land of vour adoption, we trust, indeed we know, that tnis flag will sever wave its folds i over the bead of one who would prove a traitor j to either Ireland or America ' Capt. Lonergan replied. -Util -Vsrroy; ( In 1-ehalf of the Hibernian rViciety I accept with pleasure this beautifnl bvnner of green as an emblem of the past and fidei glory of Ire- I land. When we gate on that emblem we are ! reminded of the glonous past, the chivalry, the heroism, the danng patriotism of our Fathers, I OTer whose head it has proudly floated on many a gory and victorious field. 1 Mere, in America, where we are permitted to ' unfurl it, whilst we are ready to neat under the starry flag of our adoption, as we should do, no American will object to us fighting for it unHer the flag of our native land. Again, allow me to return through you, the thanks of the Society to the Lady donors, who ! preent this beautiful flag, and as you say "we ' rosy rest as-ured that the prayers of women are 1 fArns" and our success, rest assure! also that ,h Hth"" Society will cherish in their mem- . fc ,00,1, life and remember with graUtude : ,he j,," have taken in our welfare, i v .v.-u Again I thank yon. The sermon at the church by Father Kyan , 9 .iw,. Fcy.-We'll make its en was from the text , emits see stars" and feel " stripes." John xv. 15 "f hare chosen yam, and hare Afwic The Star Spangled Banner. avjninted yov, that you theniM ga and briny I .. ... . ' ' . . , forth Jruit.and jour fruit shoM remain.- I G. II. Bigelow Esq. resjonded in a spirited It related mainly to tho life and example of j fpecch. He said the Stars and Stripes were the patron Saint of Ireland. Ic" to Irishmen, because under tbcra argos- After the exercises at the Church, the pro- ' i bad sailed from our shore laden with re CCP5inn formed and marched through the 1 led by Capt. John I,oner-1 1 " ' J ' , , ran. Chief Marshal, who was handsomely ' ti .l..nnnrt)ii InnUiwin saiil. I "looked beautiful." aided by Assistant Mar- lurphy. John ueicn, rranic .icn.eougn, i - JohnMe-how, Michael McKcnna. B. Mc- i pid of the water. Let Irishmen and Aracr Donough, John Arnold, John Burke. I iran" K together in the work of regenerating The lollowing was the orderof procession, j the world, and when they take hold in earn which was one of tho longest we remember I t. the work will W done. He closed with Sevesttt Members of the 17th Regiment, under command of Sergeant Cronan, Co. B. ClTItESS. Tho procession stopped in front of the Bishop's residence and received his blessing, and brought up at last at the Town( Hall where some eloquent speeches were made by Mr. John J. Monahan and Capt. Lonergan, which were received with tremendous ap plause. The great gathering then dif pcred. The Banquet. i The Grand Banquet at tho Americnn ' in the evening fitly crowned nnd closed the ceremonies ot the dir. At atwui tfn o'clock, a goodly cominnv of hearty, lo.Ving. well dressed and well todo Irishmen. ! almost each one of them leading into the supper hall a prcttv girl, together with a ' " .' 0.. , n"ev 01 iiiuira - all.sat down to the long tables, and addressed themselves to a bountiful supper, served in Mr. Drew's best stTle. In duo season, order j was called by the president, Capt. Iioner- gan, and toatmaster J. E. FitzGerald read the regular toasts, the Comet Band follow- j ing etch with appropriate music, j 1 The Day ice celebrate. I Music " St. Patrick's daT." Responded to by the president, who poke ' of the purposes of the Society and their du- , tics to each other as Irihmen, and closed Tth a iuttion from one of Erin's hards. 2 Ottr .Vtiftre Lnnd May its memories evvT remsin as green as its fielJa, in our souls : Oh she's a rich and rare land. Oh she's a fresh and fur land. That native land of ours '" AflHW.-" Rer-po"'1"1 to by Kev. P. M. Burke, who said that a one of " th.!at-M over." he uppo-tl it wa- pnqT lor him t reply. Hi- bad thought ill some of lil remit travels through it, that the OldOuntry was clanging for the worse 111 sonic portions: butSocictics recently established therefor the ' elevation of the people were doing good nnd would doubtless bring aliout a Utter condi tion. 3 Tht President of the United Statu. Music. "Hail Columbia". ' G. G. I!encdict,E'q., being called tip, said ' be considered it an honoi to he called UP-'D to respond to thin sentiment. He saw in ' inen of respect to the Chief .Magistrate ' lnc i"tion,anahcr mark of the patriotism 1 which distinguished the Irishmen of Ameri- c 10 wbieh be paid a tribute of high j?'0- He alluded to one effect of the war ' in dl'ing away with prejudices and creating I bannony between tho native born and the ' "uorlta citizen certainly the men ol the ccn '!'c' Bnd of ,nc (irti!a Mountains, , navinK fought side by side for the country, could never more be aught but friends. In conclusion be congratulated the Society on the success of its first celebration. ' Tr.p t' lh inrst. j I 4 The successors of SL Patrick hood of Ireland. Music.- -Marseilles Hymn. !.-,Ai . i, n.- r.,t,. r 1 J - ry amusing prologue, spoke earnest. '-v r,he faithfulness of tho Iri-h clergy and the constancy of their flocks to the Faith. Tho Sun never sets un the Irishman, and wherever he went he carrid the Faith of his Fathers. 5 Periaonf. A "state of happiness," where friends will find a welcome; fiws, a grave. Music. Quickstep. 1.. B. Engloaby Esq., in reeione, ex precd his gratification at the eigns of pro perity shown by the Irishmen of Vermont in their new home, and in tbe course of an eloquent tfcch, for which we cannot tind room at fuller length, declared that the probietn now being solved was that .if tbe rights of the many at against the hw, and that our fiery trial would show that the I'eopk here are the sovereign. r, Our adopted Country, Ike Untied States of .Imtrica. ' It is a laud of wealth and pkaty. I goa . Thev need not starve who wish ta toil, . , .. . . , . , Its people bid a hearty welcome j P1' LonrK,n Pld give. To those who come from Irish soil. ' Owe Intited Guests. Mmnc. Yankee Doodle. L. G. Rigelow, Esq , in response expressed W. II. Il'oyt, Esq. remarked in tho ' bis pleasure in being present and the inte-cour-eof a Suing response, that we wereall j ret and gratification with which ho had foreigners here. Tbe red man was really the j watched the proceedings of tbe day. only native American The only difference Abundant applause followed, and often is that some here came a little later than interrupted tbe various rcjoDK. others. As St. Patrick, first a Frenchman. The memories nf Robert Emmett, of Areh liecamc Irish of the Irish, so the Irishman of bishop Hughe, and of Lieut. Jno. T Sco-to-dar is tho American of to-morrow The , nott, were given in succion, and receiied Irishman here brand thi land when tltey came the Vnitrsl States and with their help we will kef p It s. i 7 The .irmy and ,-r.-We will lirmnt to no country a better General than be who now leads our army; and with Gufcoa on the skis of , the Navv, we think the world, ami e-ppeauy ; England, will obey wir Monitors and keep si- lence. .Vu.c. Bed, hile and Blu '9b and '15. " Who fears to tpoWf '& T U bo Mushes at the Basse ? When cowards mock the patriot's fate, Who hangs his head for abaave ? He's all a knave, or half a slave, Who slights his country thus; But true men like you, men. Will fill jour glass with hs." .Itr. "The Irish Wash-woman " This toast was followed hy a recitation of the stirring poetical legend of Shamus O'Brian," eamtally given by Mr. ,. , . . Gcrald' n4 ""' w,,h ,n,ra; mentan.1 arnlanso J. E. Fitz mentand applause bef for the suffering of Ireland; because under it Emmett took rank at tho head v v ... , , , j :. ' New York Ir; becaUHi under it Irishmen had won a renown, on our renin Irishmen had won a renown, on our rivalling the , glories won under their . the following sentiment The Emerald Flag, and the Star Spangled Banner. Side by side msy they be wafted on every breeie, as twin emblems of Freedom and Justice to the oppressed of all nations. 10 The Irish Brigade. Each bloody field of this war has drank the life-blond of many an Irish soldier in defence of his aloptel country. "With faith In the Almighty giver. And may blesed repce. Be the guerdon of tho-e Who fell at Antietsra and Jatnrs River. By the Rappahannock and Chickabominy. Beqvtem aternam dona tit Domine." Bepondetl to hy Mr. J. J. Monaghan.who . narrated the formation of the Irish Brigade ( under Gen. Meagher, and its gallant deeds, ' the celebration. While the Hibernian Soci decrihing especially their famous chargo at j ctv Bnd our adopted citizens generally do so j the first Fredericksbiirgh, when tbey took : Well, they deserve to prosper. . 1500 men into the fisht and broucht out , . 2?0. They were now among the first to re- , enli't, and it was doubtless his duties to I them that had detained their expected guest, Gen. .Meagher, from being present. II TTi rr. nf nurlinMtn Weou?htfth ' . thankful that in Times like these we' have a faithful Sentinel to stand np for the right, of a Free Ties,, and they make no Hoity-toity work tn'edlcT " " ' m ? C. A. Hovt, iq who was to have re- ponded to this amusing scntiment,wts found to have disappearetl, and a sentence apiece. hardly worth reporting, from the three Edi tors left, was accepted in lien of his siecch 12 The l'minj .Men's .Issorialion of Burl. ngton.-ut Hibernians wish them success. Responded to by Louts rollett, Jq. presi- t dent or the Young .Men's Association, in I some happy remarks. He returned to the Hibernians the con gratulations and good wishes of the Young Men, expressed hi gratification at the suc cess of the day, and his belief that such oc casions as this tended greatly to promote that harmony which is so e-srntial to prosperity ' ' ' J in a community. He proceeded in a humor nut. vein, saying one word for himself and two for his estimable lady, who graced the table with her precnco by his side. 1.1 The Lihtl. and especially oir ymj country irome a. They are for Union to a man, ml no sece.-sionit; as they are for a new state, Matrimony. Music Tito girl I left Itehind me. Juror for selling liquor; E. K. Hard, Eq., Mr. John Tctigite. re-ponded. He dcclar- appearing fortbc rcsindcnt. He wa con ed with hearty rinccnty. that be could't victcd of one offense, and fined 10,1X1 and find words to i-xpre-KS his fellings on the sub costs. j ject. What would life lie without the drar creatures. Ho rcrlly lored tliem, and ho now paid them the highest compliment po ible by offering himself bodily to nny lady present who would say tlio word, as a candi- : date for that new state spokon of in the tunst. lie offered the health of our hot, who still survived though he had been twice , " gobbled" once in the morning, and now ; by the Hibernians. Mr. Drew replied briefly, This Hosed the regular toasts. An excel- ' lent b tier from Win. G. Shaw Esq. was then J rca,,i for which we are unable to 6nd room 1 to-day. j The Volunteer toasts followed. i The Generals of the U. S. .1rmy.r,A Grant that our country may soon be at peace. while we still rick at the rebels, and sometimes mow them down with Sickles, it is only retnrn- ni; tne compliment for they once took us on tbe Lee side and sent us their best Beau-mardt at Hull Run ; yet we will take the .Ue aife of praise for ettJ"t,u'"fr. for the rebels confe-a they made a Lee.lle the fastest time they ever made of their Longitrett hack across the Potomac, not stop ping to laae a iiooxer as iney uki at inanccl. lorsvnie. In the West wa have a Blunt wt of u.V.J .L"8.,1!! 3.? dealing with them and thev dearly nay the Price of their treason, although when r'orrrjf- hemmed they get us, they Brasj a good deal, but we have only to say to them in future Look, out ' On the Pacific coast our Irih Shields and a " Jf'rif smirt" Vermont General keeps sen tinel, and if Cotton is king with rebels, why then is nut Hoof General with us? Then here's to our Generals, beat them who can, They fight for the I'nion under Abe, honest man ; We each hate our favorite, yet our glasses we'll drain, To the one who conquers oftenest, ami will con quer again. Provost .Mar-hal Gleason wbd called up and responded brieflv, ehing with the follow- Our lrtsk SlaHers, true to America. By .Mr. James O'Grady, who could not be jireaent To your Dinner fn the true spirit of " Irish hospitality" a prsverb, CemJ mille ftiltkt." Our tporuks President litis gtDaat John Lon ergan, He's with as to-night, Mth we're gW he's not in silence. Our time and space lail- us, in which to describe the sottg which followed, the jo- . e I' . 1 It . l r i j Tnu """" ,H r",nrr ' ' un" " Irish s wig by Mr. James Mclaughlin , Mr tatkt sua: ; Mr. MeXaUv'. two hunmrous . t " !' . and the sweet sings, given in fuc- 1 nession by Mis Angelinc L. Papineau, Miss Mary Ann McDonald ami Mrs. Allard. . They were received with abundant hilarity , and appiaos and h-gaitcd the time till St. . Patrick's day was or, and the day after ! well along into the small hours " ayont the twal,"' when the a emWage broke up in 1 immense good f-liqg. ! Credit is due to Messrs. J. E. FitiGerald, Joseph McLaughlin, and John Dwyer, who j acted ait committee of arrangements and were active in seating and jeying due hns 1 pitality to the guest. Tbe occasion was marked by tho same good order and propriety which character- ned tbe day. while at tbe same timo there was a heartiness and lreo and easy swing to the songs and speeches and social converse whicn made every one feel at their ease. Tbe latriotic tone of tbe evening was also notifi able. Everything waa " Erin go Unum E pliiribus bragh" and when thonit Hiber nian Society's banquet comes off " may wo tie there to see." The Celebration. Our citizens in large nutnliers witnessed tbe oicrcice , ceobratbn of su,atrick.s fhc tbe Park, from the Custom House, American Hotel, Lake House, Union Block, Free Press OlSce, residences of E. C. Ioomis snd A. C. Spoir, nnd others. In the evening Union Block was brilliantly illuminated throughout and presented a very striking and beautiful appearance. The stores of Shattuck & Broth er and W. W. Drew were especially brilliant. A larg- crowd was attracted by the display. Tho band was on hand with music, and on the whole, it was quite a feature of the dav. Thes indications of sympathy and good feel ing on tho part of our cituens must have Ivan specially gratifying to our Hibernian brothers, while, on the other hand, the good order and quiet which prevailed throughout the day, spoke in very high terms for tho ood character of tho active participants in lltiVV seizcres. me doien or more barrels, casks and jugs or liquor were taken , fp,ra tl,e Amcrican IbMel . quantity from ) ,,,e ulw,ra llaK ana acm'jonn ot tno I saute iruui vi. .i. i cierson s inursuay, by officers Huntington and Flanagan. A hearing in tbe case of the liquor seized ; t rcterM)n'B haJ tHt h(Unloon before Jtie Hollenbeck ; J. B. Wheeler aptwar- ing for tho State and E. R. Hard for the res pondant, when it appeared that tho liquor seized did not In-long to G. M. Peterson, and ! that it was not intended for sale. It waa accordingly returned to him. Liquor Liw in Birllngtox. Tho hearing in the can's of the liquor seized last week at the American Hotel and Howard House waa had Friday before Justice Hollembeck; John B. Wheeler and Jeremiah French, Esqs., ap- i pcaring for the prosecution and E. R. Hard ' E-q. for tho claimants of the liquor. The only testimony in the caee was that of , and , fact it wa direct and conclusive as to the that the liquor was intended for distribution j l r tl.i.jj r and sale in violation of law. The decision of the Jutticc was in favor of its condemna- tion. from which decision both ol tho claim- ants took an appeal to the County Courf. Fixed. Mr. Drew of the American Hotel was brooght belorc Justieo Hollenlvek Satur , . . r m" a day mor , timer a complaint ot tne urana We nrc glad to announce that tho next! Secession. An amusing illustration liCcturc lieforo the Young Mcn'a Association of this place will Ikj delivered on tho 31st inst. by Rev. W. II. Milburn, the celebrated blind preacher. Kcv. E. II. Chapin will lecture on the I2tb of April. Iic mat it wave. A splendid new Nft- tional Flag was flung to the brecic, from the top of Union Block, on the 17th, a proper fign of tho cnterprirc and patriotism of the ocenpanta below. - Fire. John Doner's house, near the K. it B. II. K. track about a mile and a half south of the town, was burned Sunday af ternoon. It was so far gone when the alarm reached the village that it was thought use less to take the fire engines down. The building was a small one, owned by Capt. X. B. Troctor. Loa about S150. Qcota or CHtTTEMitx Cooir. A. J. CTane furnisher the TWi tho following ta. I ... . . " , ' Me Of men required from this County under the call just made for 200,000 men. Tho I . "natter of course, the Confederacy has the , ,i , n: . . I right of declaring war against you for suflieient towns not named have surplus sufficient to cause, equally with the right she holds of de mcet their quota. daring war against England, France or Holland. Charlotte 2, Colchester 10. Hineeburc 0. ''"Sbt is inherent ia ali sovereignties.' Huntington 5, Milton 3, Shelburn 3, St. George 2, Undcrhill 5, Williston 1. New Crockert Store It will be noticed j that Mesrs. Sbedd, Walkers i Wires an nounce the opening of their new and ele gant Store in Union Block, with a full stock of desirable goods.j Mtsrs. Shedd At Walk ers liave long.heen known to our publio a- I among our must enterprising and nourishing j merchants. In tho addition of Mr. Wires to j the concern, they 6ecure the acquisition of an active, industrious and excellent lisints partner I he Store will do a fine htiines, and lca favorite trading place with numbers A Stir at the Car or thi SrvtvrEiwH. House killeo ao Pistols brawn A some wbatexeitingaffairocctirred last Thurshiy P. M. up at Camp. Sergeant Wolf, of tbe 14th U S. Infantry, on recruiting dnty here, drove up to the entrance, in company with a Sergeant of the 4th Infantry. The guard there has orders to stop all persons passing ; in, tn order to satisfy lnin-ell that they have I projr business within. Wolf, however, drove suddenly in before ho could he stopped, J and shortly after attempted to come out in the amc way Tho sentinel ordered him to bait , the only reply to which was the put- I ting of the whip to his horse. The guard, ! who is an old soldier of the 13th, tin mediate- j ly brought down bis bayonet and slots! his ' ground. The rrult was that the horse wsa driven upon th bayonet, which went in lull ( lengtn, killing the animal almost instantly. On tbe fall of the horse Wolf sprang from tho Niggy, drew a revolver ami fired iim ' tbe guard, when be was eclfd hy the corpo- ral of the guard and one or two others, die- i armed, and taken into custody He neto tinner arrest uy idcui. I ummings. till the facts are retorted in the proper quar- ' . . ' , , , . . .. 1 lets, and will, probably. Nfore it is all over, I be Unght a lesson which an old soldier of ' the regular army oughtalready to have ' known.vix . not to attempt to force a guard, ' or fire on a sentinel in the discharge of bis i duty. The sentinel i fully instified.and in- deed commended by hi officer for his con duct. The horse was a valuable one, owned by Stacy and Appleton, and worth $150. EsorxD. We hear that Sergeant Wolf, who waa arrested and confined for fixing On tbe guard at the camp of tbo 17th, set fire to the guard-bouse Saturday afternoon, and in the confusion following, succeeded in making his escape. The VermontCa valrt ox Kilpatrick's Raid. A letter in the Rutland Herald gives an account of the late raid, the details given not differing from tboso already published. Tbo writer says Col. Dablgren started from the Rapidan in advance of the main body, with a detail from different regiments to the number of tivo hundred men. Nearly one hundred were from tbo Vermont cavalry regiment, sixty-five were from Co. G. and twenty-eight from Co. K. About 0 o'clock Tuesday morning they struck tho James River,- twenty-ono miles abovs Richmond, at Mason's farm, and halted long enough to feed their horses, and do sun dry damages Ahout two o'clock they arrived within one mile of the first line of fortifications lie- fore Richmond.and halted four hours, waiting , to hear from Gen. Kilpatrick. Just before dark, they passed the lino of fortifications, and met tho enemy one mile beyond. By this timo it was quite dark ; but Col. Dahl grcn immediately ordered a charge The rebels stood up bravely ; but our boys mado three chargcs;and drove tbcm back over two miles to within two miles of the city, taking about ono hundred prisoners who seemed glad they were captured. uo writer gives no a 0r Col. Dahlgrcn. Ho says Wednwd,T aSToiBg st d.yUght found us on ihe m0 ,Tying.t0 pi?k our way to join Kil- I'Hck; but f wS no' easy ma.tf. foibythi. time some of Stuart's cavalry had mado their appearance In-the neighborhood. We did not care much for the rebel infantry, because we could easily avoid them. At ono time we saw at a cross roads whera two thousand rebel cav alry had just finished their breakfast, and had moved on towards Richmond only a few min utes before we arrived; but it was here we heard Kilpatrick had passed only a few hours before. so we had more hope of Ending our war to hia . columns. We lomed tbe division near the Pamunkey . j j: i . 1 .1 : . -it , - ' , M ,h'e tiztia told us it was. CoL Dahlgren's command lost over ene hundred men." ' ' A letter in Walton's Journal from one of the SI Infantry of the Corps D' Afrique, at Ship Island, sav that ix of the commission-1 ' edofficcrsoftheregimentarcVermonters.all having been appointed from the Sth erciont. TI,. t. P.... 1 T 11.-!..- f . The officers are Capt, A. P. Ilawlcy. Capt. L. I. Winlow, Capt. James Noyee, who is , " Provost Marshal of the post, Lieut, I J Noyes , Lieut. Rufus Kinsley, and the iter who signs him'eir G. W. F." He writer who sign hira'clf G. W. F." He adds AJ-iv a it: in s-jio aye iuii lUJui ajuur. uimn? . of 2,1,000 colored troops. All are very anxious TT. - y .1 i- to team 10 real, write and cipher, .so means have been established as yet by the authorities to furnish tbcm with books. This can't be done except by contributions from the North. Let ' hut, this be attended to. There are none so poor but , what they can assist in this benevolent work. how muiJi the right claimed by tho rebel State" of seceding from tho United State amount" tn, is furnished in the lato addresa offiov. Vance of North Carolina. It was one of the "inlienblc right ol man," ac cording to the rclwl leaden, that no State should l compellcl to remain in tho Union I against her will . and so they incorporated i ! into their Southern Conficrcy a constitu- tioail proviion permitting such withdrawal, j But, says Governor Vance to his peoplo who began to mutmur about their troubles nnd talk of exercising the right so recognized, I can assure yon.my fellow citiiens.that secession from the Confederacy will involve you in a new war, a bloodier conflict than that you now de plore. " But," you may ssy, " Mr. Davis and his Government will not dare to make war on a seceding State, because the right of secession is I recogniied in the Constitution of the Confedera cy." So it is, my friends; but yon see by that J time you have thrown off the Constitution, you I -.- uinn ..uu. uuvtti ,u ji4,niiu ami anuoi I you would have nothing to do with it. Do you expect tbe ConMeracy to be bound by a docu- I m"" Jou "f"8" ,0 reoognixe as affecting your- (selves: so soon as you announce to tbe worki ! ,ou are a sovereign and independent nation Doesn't this principle rive the United States a right to make war on the rebel States? CM'T " -N"w York city. And where is the foundation for tho cries of j Sporgeon, the sensation preacher at Lon "invasion," "coercion," "trampled rights," j "". w coming to this country in May. "unholy nnd unjustifiable war," disregard of j There are now living but twelve soldiers all constitutional obligations," Ac, &e., of tbe Bevolution, and on the 4th inst., wib which the oopii-rhcad press baa for ! Congress passeti a vote of thanks to them, three years filled the sir? Is not sauce for j of which a copy was ordered to bo sent to the gooe alw sauce for the gander ? The question was. ami is. shall bad mm en tinue to be sold in vatt quantities and in innu merable low groggeries and wretched "dog-holes" throughout the State, from all of which the State derives no revenue, but a plentiful crop of crimes misdemeanors, and paupery; or shall good rum le allowed to be sold by respecuble and respon sible men, under such restrictions as can be made and enforced, and with a valuable moetied return to accrue therefrom to the State. Bnrl. Sentinel. Not so. Every "dog-hole" that now sella w ill take out a license, and others sell with out licenses. And how, pray tell u, is the quality of the rum to bo improved by tbe License System ? No ; the best and all that can be said for lieen 'es is that they will pot money in the State Treasury the price of beggary and crime. Tbe Grand Jury of the City of New York, in their prrentateat to the Court lately, said concerning the liqoor trade and result ing intemperance " The Grand Jury believe that some practical reat'dy far tbe evils thus expssetl f" demanded by every ooesidersuoa of municipal seatoespeet. public security, and the supremacy of a govern ment of law, and they would respectfully re quest tbe Senate aad Assembly m session to pro vide soeh a reawdy. Were the puHce fcroe, under tbe direction of the Commissioners and Superintendent, authorised to deal somtDArily I with unttwM UqtHw-etrmr, as they are with gaBHag-henses, tbe instrumeats of their craft t to be destroyed (see section 4 1 of the act esub lishing the Metropolitan Police District, 160,1 or were p-urotmen required to dose every drai-aop whose keeper fails to exhibit a license for his traffic, it is believed that a chronio evil of gigantic magnitude would be abated, with no injustice to offenders, but with untold benefits to eoc"- B this the Vermont Cftraire says The lt tentrnce in the above fs deserving of special notice. The Grand Jury thinks that, if they had a law which permitted tho uaairr seiiare and destruction of liquor, the evil might be mitigate!, L e., if all unlicensed dealers were thus dealt with. This would b adopting a sys- j tern yery much akin to our own. We license men to sell tor all good purposes, though not for oommes drinking, and proclaim all other traffic contraband. It would seem- then, that the license system in New York, so far as preventing the illegal sale nf liquor is concerned, is a failure ; quite aa j much of a failure as the prohibitory law in Boa- I ton, or in any part of Vermont. It has been a j failure erer since it trat enacted. Moreover, j every license system which has existed as yet in i thJ country, has been in tho same sense a fail- i ure, and we challenge any man to show the con trary. Point us to a single instance in which a license system has stopped the illegal sale of liquor, to say nothing of the monstrous wrong of authorizing men, under the holy sanction of law, to deal out what has been justly styled " liquid damnation." We put the question, then, to every temper ance man who has " lost faith in a prohibitory system" and our remarks are directed partic ularly to such, with the above facts before you, and ten thousand of a similar character which exist, why ehould you have faith in a license system, any license system which you could either obtain or administer Win licensing wrong tend to prevent wrong? Would licensing theft stop men who are unlicensed from stealing? Do the licensed brothels of Paris prevent licen tiousness ? Does the license system of New York prevent the illegal sale or liquor r The cry hat gone up from the " one hundred I places in Burlington where liquor is sold," from the patrons of these places, and the offi ce of the TTaie , that the prohibitory law it a fiil ure, that there is more liquor sold than ever before, and that private dnnlung in families is trrrl rtn tt,A ini-n i snd sntni. "wm.1 tsmner- men," it is said, have Joined m the cry: But in New York the cry comes from tho legally constituted authorities of the State, that the license system, so far as the prevention of the liquor traffic is concerned, is a failure, and they show it by indisputable facta. Even than if the prohibitory law is a failure, which ws do not admit, why abandon it and resort to a li cause system, which has ever been a.faQnre? Certain it is that no system has been mors effi cacious than the one now jn fbrcs- It may be said we most have a more ifriaccaf license system than hastrrcr been enacted, one which, while it permits a fbwreipectabls men. to deal in the article, will effectually suppress the eviL Bat can any license system be devised which will effect this? Win it prevent young men and old men from tippling t Will it pre vent drinking in. families, or atop men from ob taining it by the express ? To us the idea is pre posterous. But if other men think otherwise, let them draw up a bill to. .be presented to the rext Legislature, setting forth tha provisions of a license system which they think will be more efficacious than the present law. Let the friends of the present system, have the opportunity to examine it, and the opponents of the law to ex press their approbation. But beware lest you jom hands with men who, when they have used you to pull down the -present system, -which they have slwsys fought against,, will . leave you to take up with a system which opens tbe flood gates of ruin under tbe sanctions of law. At the Union State Convention of Rhode l Island, beld on Tuesday, the present Gov ernor and Lieut. Governor were renominated without opposition. Locomotives Wasteo The Patterson i J..Prt that on Monday the loco- Tnotire builders of tho place were notified by . .. . . .. r0i M-Cnllum that, unless thev would pro- i at onfo to j,irnj5n th0 Government with i ! "Oft Irwfonntirpa bn should bsro tr, juirj their I Bhor, and run tbcm uron mt. xije locomotive bu Government ac- ! .,. Tfc- t .: v., . ... . builders have prom- I iscd to comply with the demand mado on them The Senate bas concurred in the House mendinent ,0 the gold bill, which now onlv awaits the signature of the President to be- 1 . come a law I of Personal. fre Pope in his official gazette denies that ho is on friendlv tcrmi with Vic tor Emanuel, aa,reported. Ho entertain no relations whatever with that disoldient son of tic church, y Gov. Buckinrlian of Connecticut, not bnvingMrawn hw salary f.r the past etth- . .i ii j .1 m teen montlis, ordered the Treasurer.on Tue.- uay, to cretin ine wnoje sam, amoantiir- to I sixteen hundred and fifty dollar?, to the ! State Fund fbr'the hanett of siek and wound ed soldiers. Chief Justify hpea to asaomo ins uuties on tbe Bench of the Supreme Court of tbe Unftcd States. He waa eighty seven years 01' on Thursday. His lower limbs are paralysed, but bis health ii good and his mental faculties are in foil vigor, and be is goea fcr 13 years at least. Five Parseo ffrms in London have eontrih- nted five hundred pounds sterling for the re- r.iurr .i, .t vurauvinicu IlLStim J HI LIU.- tea ine i-areees are tneoes- I eendaata ia tKhtAat Indies of the file wor- shippers, drives out from Persia on account of their religion. Gen. J. C Fremont was on Friday even- i ng formally nominated tor the Presidency i by a meeting of bis friends head at the ' each. Seven and probably eight of the number were born in New England. Tbe House of Representatives recently passed a bill increasing the pensions of eaeh $100 additional per annum, to cease at their death. Bev. W. II. Daniels of St. John, N. B., hao come on all tbe way from there to go as a delegate of the Christian Commission to the army without pay. The St. Albans Transcript says that Mr. John Moxier. an American sculptor resident in Rome, Italy, who is engaged in modeling a veiled Undine, which the London Atbe neura praises, is a Vcnuonter, norn in Bur lington, August 22d, 1M2. Mr. Walton, alluding tn the tact, men tioned by Kev. Dr. Witberspuon in bis me moir of Kev. Stephen Olio, that Mr. Olin had an oner to make htm a Senator of South Carolina, as colleague f John C Calhoun, says Another incident i not noticed; nnd that is, the sagacity of Mr. Olin in m lecting Alex. Stephens, wlwn a poverty stricken lad. for education, and educating him Mr. Stephen once acknowledged to us his obligatiorf to VermiNat's great school master " A new publishing firm ha ui lieen fonav ed ia New York, the ntemhers of which are .Mr. Ilearv O. I loo gh ton nf tbe tasuuai " Riverside lreM," I'ambridire. awl Mr. Melanethnn M. Hnrd. who has inst retire.! . . - from the arm o aheldon i Co., in ew York. Mr. Houghton went abroad, on the 16th inst., to increase the facilities of his bnNDefs. He will continue to have tbe ex- elusive management of the stereotyping and printing department at Riverside, Cam bridge. Tne following merchants of St. Albans have died within a few months past, Messrs. John S Foster, W. W Post. Ben jamin F. Farrar, William Farrar, Saoibrd Gadeomb, Lawrence R. Brainerd, and Levi Webster. Among the recent deaths of prominent men in Franklin Connty are those of Messrs. Joseph Sooie and Aaron Burr of FatrSeld, Orson Carpenter, Esq., of East Berrkshire, Mr. Joeiah Honghton of Bakers field, and tho Rev. Jesiah Chamberlain, nf Fairfax, and Eleaxer Jewett, Esq., of St. Albans, who was accidentally killed while blasting logs. Samuel Williams, Esq., tht Governor's Secretary, has purchased a dwelling in St. Albans. Major Willurd recently married Miss An tonia Ford, of Fairfax Court House, Va.,and had a narrow escape from capture by guer rillas while on bis way to Washington with the young lady and her tuber, preparatory to tbe marriage Newspnporinl. The new St. Albans Weekly, 7 Ac Tran senpt , bas made it appearance. It is a good sized and handsome-looking sheet, and bears out well, so far, the proraisool the prospect us, to furnih "a lite paper." We have scissored the first number badly, which i really tbe highest compliment one editor tan pay another. Report connects with its edit orial management the name of Geo. F. Hocch tox, Esq., which, if correct, is a guaranty of due attention to historical mcmorandas and abundant store of "personal items." It is published by Hexrt A. Cctler. Price $1 "5 per annum. Mr. John Y. Foster, of the New York Eet ninj Post, assumes editorial charge ot Harp er's Weekly. Geo. William Curtis continues tho conduct of his epeeial department of Harper's great Monthly, while his contribu tions will probably frequently grace the col umns of the H"ilya!so, to which, as "Tie Lounger," he has long imparted rare vigor and vivacity. Tbe Weekly circulaus now one hundred thousand copies, and is an ad mirable paper, and, we were going to say, the only illustrated paper worth taking now in this country. It is certainly ahead of its illustrated rivals, beyond comparison, in eve ry literary, political and mora! feature. Vailaxdigha has ventured upon countsl ing hia frionda at Dayton, Ohio, whose news paper office had been ransacked by a mob, to make renri&als and hv way of instant remedy destroy the property of " tho men at home. who bv language and conduct are always in- 1 ''1 ed as counter-irritants, the application to bo j. TT: nde to Union men An ox raised in Westfield Mass, was sold ' irken iatmi t-mf old. for 3?L5. to , butencrs. uis torw iras Z3u pounas, ami 1 niBgsurt iitttiui:iiciHiBuiuuiM.iMuut..uu. ' fi i, to nifc him. Ul4 bis owner bavin 1 ufnl.MAnnrlmm j beef was very tat, and about six inches thick 1 in tho thinnest place on tbe rib. The best , pieces were sold at twenty-fivecentsa pound. A good story 19 toldot a iconnossicur who sent Sm, h. Sta innocently supposed it was tallow, and used 1 : 1 I it accordingly ' Thi Litti e.A larse audienre listened with tbe cWat a Urn tion but vvening to Jlr. Benedict's admirafile record of theeventi of the immortal three davs of Kettyshurgh. And we are ice tbe apmker enM "ssk rm better eompliiBent t.. b siuiJt. m6Vt, clear narnitive, than tie nn'ljgi-ing intercnt of hwbearan. 1 -r Den-Min i etju.nii-iiiv.i nnel den- eription of tr- top'iaphy ..I C. itysbure.af- Jlr bVn-Int eouinirniv.l uiili brief de- I r wuicu ne pmceeaeo to give a oVUilfM Mini t.i t., raovetaents of tht Armv ..f the Putom ir jui unteriuT to the bat4leaad their operation during ito prgns. InswXtehing the first disy's fighting, he mad a fine tribute , previous to t:.e appointment of Meade, the I was ohVred the eosnman- of the Ar- ny of !h- Pxouiic. He ah alluded ta the lacl that on ine e nin of that day. Gen Hancock rocervea m -.Jer from lien. Mead that if in his opinion the situation should make it Beceasary, bo aught hriag hack the army to a position across Pipe Creek, ten touts ntim uettysourgu. ibis is the rele 1 lnU:i order which fa now used against Gsn i -v'ade '.y the friends of aicklea and Double- day. tn speaking of the movement of Julv 2d. the uni'rtunate movement a Sickles' "Corps was ntanvd to and justly i rtHitaatt. Art in- tertstmg sketch was also gHtn of tbe re-capture ot Biti' ry C. of the Regular Artillery, hy Col. K.iuii.iil aad the right wing of his ngimtnt These were the only guns taken Iruui the icaeis danng tbeeetire battle. Dur ing the night of the second day, word wa t)i..ubt io Ol. JMChols of the 14th t. that Geo fUrkatlalo was lying mortally wounded niar hs frem. He wis immediately taken to a huopiil,.whee be sooe expired. His hat and gloves are now in Col. Nichols' posses fioo. The brave conduct of tbe Second Vermont Brigade under tbe terrihe fire of 140 guns and in repelling tbe charge of an overwhelm ing force of 17,000 reMs was minutely and vividly described. Ges. Manoard received the warmest praiso from the speaker tor hU fearlessoct-a andjiin guiar ability in maneuvring his troops, mak ing nvrvement without orders, which ho claimed decided tho fortunes of the day. Thii he argued to be undeniable from tho published statement of Uiu Richmond Press and English correspondents with the confed erates during tse engagement. Mr. Benedict also spoke of the services of the First Vermont Brigade, who were most of the ume in the reserve, and aIo of the eh ring charge of the First Vermont Cavalry, under Lt.jui. Preston, against a strong lun ot infantry. The lecture contained many thrilling, tin pubHslted ineiaVnts of the battle, but which we will not attempt to report, as tho lecture will doubtless be repeated in many places throughout the Stale, ami li-tened to with n much pleasure as it was hv its author V f. I ion citizens Times. IrilA (IN. Shermax's Exrrprrtov. CorreSf ilKiei.ts who went with iueruiau say his force m sisted of 21.0UO to.it and IIM) cavalry. vu:n 40 light p4d pieces. I' wt- intended tiat the 7000 'nvalry who lets Memphis shmiid cMiierat w ica him. but tin- rebel (ien-riU cuii eniruuil thfir lurees and boat is v Siiti'V- . . ,!ry lul-ire t'iy j-ii'l nnu-1' .it tenti-tf ' 1 oenn.in'- n-mr fhi pr.n" nti-d Sherm.tn mio rxtn-iing l.rsmAr h toSelma. where ti stores, autl r mi Mt rioian, J'H'.g prl't ! hiiu I t ti what damage hr n'.l Tho rebel amy whi'li wi. employe i .i watching and t'maain Alteram i, buibi- - . about 15,0(10- under t Ljusiopai lit- p Maj.tr Genera! Polk. re:. .d oii...ii- ry tiefore the Ftt tr Bering bit-i kin'i;iii', hut it. t 1. r i! troow OCdtr "l tin- 'vT-' and tn i i r ... i I o'i u i tr in . .i T,i 'n 1 1 Luiu m.ile j rings, fit oi-t'; -is,. wrre f 'illy .1. -'.royed , t! onc'jTntn i the Chickasawhav River i is 210 i. , - n,with trc-'.le-wurk which retur ed t .or u '"'"I'.rdli' ir f k.:.drcd"t m'- chat . onstruct'.t It was a sub-tanti al i-.vere i bri'fee. Toe hriairesuver Ootchi- oa.' 1 , A iigat.r, TalLtsl.a, and Chunky i.v er-. f also hur!"t. r e M -die and Ohio Rjad. which wis so tho- ughlv destroyed, was considered by en gtti.. r-1 1 be the nneet bailt road in the Uni ted St.it. -..costing 50.000 per mile. It was built principally hy English capitalists, and'toirge Peabody, the London banker, 'iwnid several thout.inl shares. The dettruc tt m . . tins road will prevent the rebels from reinforcing Mobilr bv rail, and effectually cute off tlw feniie region of country in North ern Mkawoeippi troia which the rebels derive-1 immense suteu-tence supplies. At Meridian it was evidently the inten'nn of the enemy to establish the great military post ot the entire Southwest. An arsenal, extensive depots and warehouses, machine shops, barracks and hospitals, all new, and some still unfinished, were found upon our occupation: all were destroyed by our troops. As a general thing, in tho region of tho country w- passed over, tho large planters had abandoned the growth of cotton under the prohibitory enactment of the Rebel Congress two jears ago. Com, however, was in abundance, and such corn as would make tbe heart of a man glad. Tbe state of feeling and the condition of tbe people ia tbe section travelled through are inde-cribabie. The bitterness which bas marked this straggle on the part of the Southern people can scarcely be said to bo lessened in many cases it is intensified, ac companied by an utter recklessness as to per sonal consequences which is often fearful Many having made immense sacrifices, and who now icel that all is lest, seem to de light in wreaking their fury upon some un fortunate negro soldier falling into their bands, or an occasional white straggler from our array who is carclcta enough to bo taken As a general thing, however, the sentiment of tbe people seemed to be one of deiponden cy of the idea of Southern independence, of weariness with the war. and a willingness to return to tbe Union rather than to conti nue a hopeless struggle. A Washington letter in tho Trunin says the following plan for kidnapping President Lincoln was laid before tbe rebel War De partment lat November, and seriously dis cussed . One hundred aad fifty picked men were to go secretly North aad take quarters In Washmgtcn. Georgetown, Bittimore and Alexandria, so as tc be able to communicate daily with ea- h other and span a diy fixed by their leader were to-aa-semble in Washington for the purpose nf malang the seizors. The President, it is claimed, mid be easily teiiol at a quiet hour at the White House, or in going to or returning from church, or on some other favorable occasion, and t jrust Into a carriage, and carried off. The carriage was to be joined a few miles oat of the aty by 25 or 30 armed men on horseback. It was proposed to drive to Indian Point, about 26 miles south of Washington, on the Po tomac, two or three relays of flee horses being stationed on the way, where a boat was to ba in waiting to cross the river and land th rapve a few mdes south of OecoqQ-in, when it would' be axt easy matter for bis captors to work their way with !rai through the woods by night, into tha rebel lines. To prevent pursuit, every bridgo was to be destroyed between Washington and Indian Point A SpLEXBtD Rtcoso. Among the intsHp tions on the standard of tbe 13th United States Infantry is the one : " First at Vicks burg." In awardiDg the honor ot this in scription tho Board of Officers appointed to distribute honors won in that campaign, de clares " It finds tho 13:h United States In fantry entitled to tbe first honor at Yicks burgh having in a body planted and main tained its colors on tbe parapet with a loss of 43 3-10 per cent , including its gallaat com mander, Washington, who died at the para pet. Its conduct and loss, the Board; after e ir ful examination, believes UDequalledjn the ai tii v and respectfully asks the general commanding tho department to allow it the -.1.1 ' inscription awarded. '