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i a l i e if l a XXXTII. XKW SERIES VOL. XI I'ocJ r y . Victorious 1'nith. BT AI.FBKII TENNTSOW ! e nn.it hide that some have striven, .V Weing calm, tn whom was green ' ii? ii.7 that mixes aian with heaven: 1 hi. rowing hard against the stream, .-hw distant gates of VAn gleJtni. An I -li 1 not dream it was a dream: lti.t hr I, by secret transports led, 1'm'ii hi the chamels of the ileal, T!i' munnurof the fonntain-head: V liirh 'Jiil accomplish their desire. If. re and forcbore, and did not tire, !, ki- Steplien, an unquenched fire. lie liec led not reviline tones. Si r i- 1! h'B heart to idle mum, 11,it!ir- land scorned, and hissed vTthstones: Hut I-- king upward, fall of grace, Hi- p-ived, and from a happy place (I'g glory emote bim ou the face. .13iri'IJ:mcoii. tiii: i su:ki)s!: or i,oitisi.va. Mi.eh fiult wn found sometime ago by manv with tiic administration of Maj. Gen It ink- in 1. ui-iana. It wan even asserted tfiai in- hid jiinod himst-lf to tiie slave-hold-i'i intorst, -ind that under his regulations fit- frecdmen were not a whit better off than lfi hf't H-cn under the old rule of the miiiuts. Later information has showed V it much misunderstanding prevailed as to t i - al tacts of the case. The statements 1 n. Hanks himt-rif, made in one or two ' his siiei-ches since hie return to the east, :! row important lijrht on theuhj-et. Fremi .1 report in the Coston Journal of a sjieeeh made by him before the Young ilea's Christian Association of Iloston, some days ago, wc take the following : In ti e state of Louisiana, on the 1st of January. InVJ, there were perhaps one hun lril and City thousand blacks wrm had been, ut t'. ttiiit time- at least, lteld in slaverv. h ttl'iii' npui .Hon of Louisiana in 1860 m is i.'id.IKH) I doubt very much if, al the if nod Co uluch 1 refer, tlie number of ne- s in th it state would be more than 150, irntt or 17S,00. The proclamation of tlm I r -id nt di'!ar-ti emancipation from slave re in most ol the slave slato except the rni rii! cs it Louisiana, in which this portion ot t'i jhipuUtion. or the greater part of this iulation ta vlnch I have relerred, existed; ami I left that p pulation. therefore, even itidcr the proclamation of tiie 1st of Janua ry. 1 "'"-. slaves U r, if not de larto. But they were not slaves dt fato- Every man, ! 'v the very i-ondition ot the country at that moment, was free from the control of his u.,il4 r. inasmuch as the law forbade the ar my or tin- navy, or any officer of the army or navy, to return any man to slavery, which : v. r lew were prepared or desired to do i!. It ;, therefore, periectly true that, V',i tin ur n it, as the planters claimed, the late nt that time were slave dt jure, the i irrnt - it rlci'tly well understemd, and every tun connected with the government per- vicll unoersioou, mere was no power hio them to the condition of servitude. i.'Kit u, plovincnt, without cJotbioe, without miai 6 ol support of any character hi .itner. concentrating near the garrisons f the armv, inseparable from this condition, mi re came great suffering, constant di-i-ftse. dn-imUiori and death, which, to an observer "i I . k.'d upon the state ol tmngs lor the T.T't tun-. wis alisolutely appalling. The slau - u- to be supported by the govern ment . ciuy bad no means ot support of vicr "nu, sod as the first step, both to re ii t r -z f rnment and to protect the ar my Irum i-'itumunicnuon with soch masses of peoi4', it was determined to give them em iil.nan'iit. That employment was establish ed nt the outset in the month June, upon the hasi - if the absolute and lierfect freeilom ot tlic negm. Tho-e who were engaged in the culture of tlie plantations, and those nho in c .tnp3nied the army were told that by thf p.vment to thenegroe of due wages, and riiM'ling them with suitable ration, with cli'thing. with medical attendance, taking curu of tlie whole population, and l.'.Ling the laborer under the protection of the gii. rnment itself, they might empluy tin negt'i p-pul.ition of that state. The ne gro vtas instructed that he was at liberty to sell et I is employer, but he was cspectcd to l.ihir fur the supportof hiuwliaml of tbe sick ami infirm. Jtoth classes accepted the condition. The negro saw that be had his freed' m. the choice of employers, the choice nf work, rations for him-ell and family, c!'ithmg. such as tbe government should deem suitable for him, education for himself, and v, 'ts tint would from time to time lie men. -i 1 in such a manner that be could roti'ii' for himself and family in the future. The principles upon which this was done were determined by tbe negroeb themselves tttet n i.r twenty of the most intelligent, tn-tst educated Young colored men ol l.iii-i-na, who were themselves free, and km w well the character of the colored pop ulati in, were sent out into different parishes. I :ie were authorized to go where they 1 ii-.i-. I. to sjieak with whom they pleased. t t' ir request they were permitted to ear t i-u. to defend tlieiui-elies, and tliey vis el : x nt gro pojiulation in the dilferent par-i-' i - in tiie early part of the year 1S63. and 'I . brought to the government the terms of I'' r w.iich the negroes desired They . tir-t, that their families should not be si ;.ir,it 1 ; second, that they should not be ' . third, that their children should lie ei. ted ; and fourth, that they should not i i nniiclled to labor where they did not like i '. w in re thev bad hitherto lrtt-n abused." All :'cm I nvileges were granted to them. The i pi mti i-s, liolh of the old pniiulation and of j li in w jiopulalsin, considered the subject I ' i ins Ives, and agueu to accept lue tL.Il- lh result of the system of lalior jiroves cm ' u.siely in my mind I am as sure ol it ai 1 nm ol any fact within iny experience or my p 'Wer of investigation -that t'oe institu 1 1 n f slavery in the snutneni states is tottl i . uimcctssary lor the protection of any in i. u-st whateter (apjilause) that there is . u. ol slavery ot any color or kind or . uraiitcr . and so lar as the inti rest ol the in gru him- If is concerned, or the agricul turists, or all tbe people ot the South, or of ' ! g ivirnmtnt itself, the nturn of servi ce .6 lint only iticouijiatiMe with the pub- interest, but impossible under any cir i.rustanccs whatever. It is ijuite jiossible !'at there imiy hate been many incidents nd occurrences which were unjustifiable ; i if almost impossible to find in a country .w ours, where opinion is free, agents to rryout successtully an idea of the char ter wiiicti I have suggested : but I belieTe i na may tie said to be true, that it has been isjuk to the employed, and as profitable to toe employers, as any system would have 'ecn under similar conditions. There are some objections which have ctn urged to this system, among others i oat the negro has not tieen authorized by .i e government ol the United States, or it "thi ers, to make a contract wiih his empioy- ci and tn hx the price of hi lalsir a veiy j..st objection it it was uompfttilHe with the i-onditinn ot things, hut it is not If you "flira laborer a stipulated sum per month tare'iiy five, fitty or n hnmlred dollars yi u haiL a rignt to require of him at Uast an agrcment to viIorm wort lor a stipulat ed timi fiiiit ir. an iiuKNsihle thing in tj lUitotu AlJ. i, IS.io l.gi" ii in i in . i "S3 11 "gricul-uriil iihor th t can, un- t-ertnj riieum-tanees ith ins o pioier. In tuat he i i jeii i u i. v. ' i i it., stipulate aii .i . .mete;, rn mmilj, or o -ut ... , ,,i.i. li the Lrst j'Uei., lomtiai 1am, is t ie predomin- Lt . . ... ;, e sut . It is .u.. i to i.ir- m .is ot tot tnutj , l. is sublet., to iiirua-us , or the viate-rs overrunning and washing, tue J flantations upon which they are employed, t is one of the favorite designs of th ene my, at all times, to open the levees of ti e Mi-sis-ippi, and to wash out the plantations inrougnout its niute. the government it self has great need o! these p uple. When ever it has reqnirol the lalior of" thpse plan ta'lon hands, the voting or ol I Tjould bo taken, cither for the repair of the levees to wnicn 1 nave retrr.d, or the construction of public works, or emrloyiiier.t in the com missary or quartermaster's department, or for any other dutv. either of civil employ ment, or in arms; ami there has ner been a week or a month in Ijouisiana, while the negroes liavc Ikjcu I iboring under this svs tem, when thev were not lialile to bo allied from such employment by the government, or driven from it" by the enemy. There is another consideration even more imperative than thi, and that is that the whole negro population is to he supported. From tlie terrible results of war, having len driven from tlieir homes, a hirge por tion of them are utterly unable to earn a living for tbemsehes, and much less to sup port otheirs. It is therefore incumbent u li on employers that they shall supjort the whole of these people, and thus relieve the government ftvm this ci arge. Thev must support the infirm and si, k ; they must ed ucate tlie young ; and for tnis great burden of supporting the entire negro lwjiulation of that part (it the state, tarre mast lie a de duction from the wages of those able-bodied, and able to do several days' work or several years" work. Thi.s the govmment, or some other power, must fix the price of wages in addition to tbe support of each individual laborer, in order that the surplus may be giv en to maintain the infirm, tks sick, the old, tlie poor and the young. It cannot be done be twecn the employers and employed, because neitlier of them is willing to sacrifice his own individual interests for these general purposes. The employers will not undertake to support three hundred or three hundred and fifty souls upon two or three plantations when they can get labor only for fifty or S'ity or a hundred of them ; and the laborer himself will not consent to work, if he sti pulates his own pi ice, in order tint in addi tion to hie own family and children, tin children of his raw may lie supimrted. Thus it became an absolute necessitv to fix, in ad ditioa to the requirements ot individual sup port, wages which should ensure the support of those unable to labor, and to maintain the schools necessary for the education ol the young. This concerned as much the consideration of rations and of clothing and of education and of medical care and attendance as it did of wages, and without these general arrange ments in all thes reiatieins no system of la bor could be Weil established. And yet, with even this disturbed condition of the n' 'lie mind to which I have referred, thn urbed condition of employment and of labor consequent upon the presence of armies and of constant and threatened invasion of different armies, the wages of laboring men in Louisiana have been as remunerative as those of Massachusetts or any other part part ol this countrv so fr as I am able to rodge. There is not a court in tbe Mate of Louis iana that does not recognize a negro, wheth er free or whether enslaved before the war, as a freedman entitled to all the rights and all the protection of a white man. Uc is entitled to sue and be sued : he can give his testimony in any ol tbe courts : and any pa rent having a child tn the po-session of any body may go into court ana claim possession of tlie child, whether the parents were en slaved or not, whether the child was in tbe possession of former owners or not, by showing as you do, say in the state of Massachusetts, that tbe parents are able to take care of that child, and are able to bring it up properly and carefully. Thus not only is the laborer ciimpcnsate'd.lor what he does, hut he is se eur.il by tbe authority ol the government itselt in all his rights, whether it be by ap peal to the officers ol the government, or by an apiieal to the courts in the state itself. 1 do not see how it is possible to make a sotier objection as to who shall fix the wages of the lalioring population, where the first Ueition is whether agricultural industry can lc earriedVn or not, and in tbe second place to give to the laboring population it sell all the rights which are enjoyed by free men in any part of the American Union. I am asked oftentimes bv my friends if it is possible that the negro will continue to work. Well, 1 suppose the negro loves work just about as much as any uther portion of tlie human race. 1 nave never seen any body alisolutely distressed on that account (laughter); and whenever 1 have found an individual who was determined to be inces santly employed, unless it was a matter of some special, grand and immediate import ance, I have generally concluded that he was a little unsound in mind or diseased in bsly. It is not to be cxiected that either the "white or the black race will go about killing themselves for the sake of finding something to do ; but 1 imagine that the special indolence of the black race, which the southern people say exists in the South, is to be accounted for tn a perfectly natural wav. The negro is an imitative being, lie sees in the southern states that the great people do nothing, and the greater they are the l-ss the-y do. (laughter and applause.) That is his idea of perfect Ihappiness and perfect grandeur not to do anything at aft ' V ell. It wouiu oe exuaoctiina ry if lie had bis way, thnt he shonM incline to that method of elevating hiai himself. So long, therefore, as the leading people of the South live in idleness the men doing nothing arid the wemen doing n-'tiiug (they don't draw a bucket of wa ter ; tney don't even dress themselves) when the negro gets the opportunity, if it is oulv for five or ten minutes, it is not sur prising that he assumes that exalted way of living doing nothing! (Laughter.) Ilut when a new class of men go don n into those States, and undertake the cultivation ol the land, the transaction of business and the organization of government under a new system ; when northern habits of in dustry" are transferred to the southern cli mate, and men are up at 5 o'clock in the morning, and are never ceasing in their la bors w hen they are seen to grow powerful and rich by the course they have taken, 1 am afraid the negro will imitate that exam ple in the same way. (Applause.) The white pioplo aru a great deal more disturlied and distressed at the North about the condition of the negro than he is himself. At the celebration of the Jisssage of tho act of euianciiiation, in J unc, Baw in the city of New Orleans 211,(100 or 25,000 colored" people, as well dressed, as well behaved, as orderly, as any iiwplc that 1 ever saw in Iloston or New York, or any otlter city of the States. Applause. 1 saw a city ol 173,000 jieople, absolutely surren dered to the celebration of tin- passage of the act ol emancipation. They occupied the streets aisl the squares the whole day. Krom sunrise in the morning to sun-set in the eve ning they were possess-ed o( the city, snd in the whole of that day not one di-orderly act was done, not eme uncivil word was spoken, not a white person, so far as I know, came into colli'ion with tlieoi, and nothing was witnessed during the day but the most jier fect sobriety and the most perfect order. 1jud applause. I heard one hundred per sons say that that celebration could not have occurred under such circumstances in the City ii Iloston, tbe City of New York or thefitvof Providence ; and I believe it. Kiery 'dnv, every hour in the day, you hear negro children singing anthem" of the Union in the streets, in their school ruoms. Wherever they arc, the air is vocal with the music, the precious music, of their voimg hearts. The colored people tlL-e Tin fom.'lnilll Ol their couumoii or oi toeir wji-cs II tliey complain t muiwuuai I wrong, they find their remedy as ccnainiy i and as immediately as any laboring man will I find it in the city of Boston, or anywhere in 'istc ot .Massacmiseiis. i mv n-ij ! a-sumed to know what is the condition , of the laborintr man hero ; and I do not ho- . itatc to state to you what is his condition, ' and that ol his family in Louisiana, lie j makes no complaint about wages. What he asks, and what he demands, is, that his children "ball he educated, that his family shall 1m bold sacred, and bis wife and chil dren relieved from the hardship of field lalior as soon a possible. That is what he de mands, and nothing more than that. I have no earthly interest in this matter, not the slightest in the world, whv I should come to you and misrepresent anything ; Init I liave only di-cbarged a dutv in represent ing the condition of things as I have seen them and I know them. The liest service that a citizen of Boston could do to tho coun try would be to depute sn honest and intel ligent man to visit those distant parts of the Union where these great principles are being established, and whero these new questions are l?ing oonsidereil, ami ascertain what is the truth and what is the actual condition of things there, and whether or not they de serve the support of the people. $hc Jrcc f rcss. nUItMNGTON FRIDAY MOUSING NOVEJlItl'.It 11, 1864. The I'rnuds On The Army Vote. Eery day adds to the proof that the in tended fraud on the army vote for New York has been carried to a great extent. The ex posure of this inlamous i lot will do much to hinder its full perpetration ; but at best there can be no doubt that some thousands of fraudulent votes for Jlct'Iellnn and Pen dleton and for Horatio bcvinour lor flov. of N.Y. will find their way into the ballot-bexes in spite of all precautions. The proof of tlie plot is so oerpowcring that even the N. . H'orW is obliged to admit it. In its Friday issue it said : That wen have been aamd base snoagh to commit, and to attempt to eemmit, this otfenoe, admits, unfortunately, of no doubt. Tbe evi dence on this paint is irresistible. It comes to us not merely prtvau letters, ana oy word or mouth, from credible unofficial witnesses of tbe thinn which ate doing beyond the lines of civil order, but in printed documents signed by offi cial agents of the State of New York. A "military ooaumasion" com posed of officers S the United States army, is now sttting in Washington, for the trial of certain persons charged with attempting to commit this oSense. Two persons so charged and tried by this com mission have already been found guilty by it, and sentenced to tbe terrible jwnishmeBt of im prisonment far life. Having got so far in an honest direction, it boxed right about and fell to denouncing the government for having the forgers tried by a military commission at Washington, where the frauds were committed. It argues that no offence had as yet been committed against the State of New York because the forged votes bad not been actually cast, and that the "only obvious and decent" way for the U. S. authorities, if they discovered such forgeries to be in preparation, was to notlty the authorities of New York so that they could take measures to have those who should put the forged ballots into the ballot-box ar rested and held for trial ' ' Danger Ahead! That there is really some danger of at tempts by come of tbe many rebels with which Canada is swarming, to plunder and destroy cities along the Northern frontier, is evidenced by the following official despatch, sent to the Mayor of ItuDalo on Wednesday : Wasmiotos, Nov. 2. To the .Mayor of Buffalo : This department has received information from the British Pro vince to the enact that then it a conspiracy on foot to set fire to tbe principal cities in the north ern States on the day of the Presidential elec tion. It is my duty to commmucatc this infor mation to von. Signed WM. H. SEWARD. The city was immediately put in a posi tion of defence. At Detroit, Sunday evening, the military were called out, tbe Jlayor baring received a despatch from the Mayor of Toronto, stating that be had received positive lriformation tha: a rebel raid was to be made on that city on the same evening. The intelligence cre ated much excitement. The congregations of the churches were dismissed and the streets patrolled by police and soldiers. An unusual numlier of men bad been crossing from Windsor all the morning, and some two hundred suepickms characters were supposed to he in the city. This morning comes intelligence of a simi lar alarm at Ogdensburg. It will lie tho part of prudence for us to beBreporcatl!urlington: but there is no need of any one bviafngktaud. No need less alarm should be given. iloiz Kaiim. Attack o.n Ogdesei ruh wared. Kebel raids along tbe northern frontier are the order of the day. Despatch es from Ogdensburg yesterday evening, say : A propeller thit arrived te-dy reported an organized rebel force occupying Wells awl Ma ple Leaf Islands 10 miles above this pbee. She also reported armed men on Island below. A number of strangers have been is town to day tbe majority of whom disappeared at dusk in th. ilirtvtMn of the islands. Five men were arrested and refused to give any account of themselves. They were armed with revolvers. A tug boat passed down this afternoon hugging the American shore with about JO men on board. A force has been sent oui to reconnoiux iu iu direction of the Islands. Citizens are forming companies which are stationed at the Railroad Depots, 4c Grain&c,, are being sent away. Extensive preparations are licing made. A Washington dispatch says : The information of the plots to destroy north ern cities comes to the State Department from official sources in the Provinces. The authorities in various cities here have made ample pi eparations against raids. The commanders of federal troops have instruc tions to inflict summary punishment. Does any man think that a vote fur Mc Clellanisa patriotio vote ? Xo patriot de sires anything less than the entire dofeat ot the rebels. The ejection of McClelun will be the sumss of the rebels ! is that patriot ism? The Charleston Arwy savs JcH Davis has been prevailed on "to grant an armistice to the North, provided it is solicited in a re spectful manner." This, adds the ihnuru, will "raise the UociatP hi land and and enable our iwiple ' y " ''riw ttm"u " supplies." It will bring Imek the de-scrurs, aisl give the rfliels "an additional force of two hundred thouand vi terans " Thn.. sues llus new admin r .ii"l .idl er nt "I t!e Lliicag" I'M'lonii- ''" f r'.-um'd, tin '' " ' ;' Can any loyal man desire i i v.:- hi; will give the rebels o much aid aud fort? at BURIJflTON, , . .- flnv SevmouT m a speech at Penn Ian. X. V, list Saturday, said of the recent dis covery of fraudulent soldiers' votes : "I nmferatxnil the Government has just ar- sMteil some nerwins in Washinirton on the chares of illejrvllv altering the soldiers votes. It ill becomes a (iovernmest which his sent soi lim hv entire reoimenis tn vote in Indiana and which has oont-olle.1 the ballot-box In Man-land hy the bayonet, to inquire very closely concerning a few friudiuent votes. fiov. Scrmoiir then admits that the votes were fraudulent ! tliat the Democratic lead ers in New York State intemled to win the election if they could by cheating ' He lies, of course, in saying tint the Gov ernment sent soldiers by regiments to vote in Indiana, or bn controlled electirms by force anywhere. But whatever tho GrircTmnent lias done, be thinks forging soldiers' votes is no great matter ' Tne XsTonroinc DisruisirftR' or Mo. TKOrs Dixni aertc FaAros,' with which the Lincoln papers hare entertained their credulous readers Hurimr the past week, in relation to the vete of the New York soldiers in the Potomac army, turns out very flat.' The whole thing turns ont to be only a contrived1 plan on the past of the Lincoln men to prevent the large MoClel lan vote, which they found the New York sol diers were castinc.from being received and cesrnt ed. For this rmrpnse they get up sham frauds, as a pretense for seizing the votes and suppress ing them SenHnef. Considering that the persons concerned in the (rands referred to were persnrw holding office under the appointment of f!v. S-ymoor, the present copperhead governor of New York ; thnt tbe evidence of the forgeries in the ease ol two of tbe parties concerned (Ter ry and Donahue.) was so foil and indisputa ble that they mat 1 up to their guilt at once and nave been sente-ncrd by the military court to State Prison tor life : thnt their guilt is not di iued by X. J. Waterbury, Judge Advocate ' rfroral of the State of New York, (iuv Sevmour's right-hand man. tho he says there is no proof that Donahue forg ed orr a hmidrtd nam". Ac. : and that the published tvideiiev uoplii-ate'S others as con cerned in the plt. especially Col. Samuel Xortii. Gov. Seymour's agent, who is to be tried imme-iiatelv. notwithstanding the ur gent reqnett of governor Seymour's Conns si oners that he insv not because he so respcdaUe, considering these, the assertion of the Srntitf! i rather a Md one, to say no more ol it. The copperhead papers generally are mak ing the attempt to show that the great Northwest! rn -on-.ira y is a humbug got up by the admini-tration itself lor political effort. The testimony of Mr. Bingham editor of the Indianapolis Antmtl, a leading Democratic paper ot that section taken be fore the- Military ('mimissit.n, fully confirms the assertions ma h- that it was a regular traitorous ewn-ptraey, and one of Mr. Bing ham's counsel tuts refused to defend him any further. Tho Democratic leaders, squirm as they will, cannot escape being held to complicity with this mot astounding treason. Promotion ot (General Stannard. We are rejoiced to learn that Gen. Stau- nard has been ratified by the Secretary of War. of his nj.jiointment by the Pretsklent to tlie rank of Brevet Mijr General, for a meritorious comlm tin t no capture' eif Fort Harrison. We are not inlh- aware how much tins Brevet rank M r Gimral amounts fr i, but wc believe while' it authorises the recipient to wear the doul le star and to rank all Briiradicr Generals, it carries with it no increase of pay , staff or rations, li so we trust that tlie full rank, with all the pay and emoluments thereto belonging, will soon follow. There ar- plenty of Major Generals who arc not as well entitled to it as tif-neral Stannard. An Ex.vxm. The brave Gen Birney.the he ro of many battles, sick unto death, reach ed PUladelphia. the place af his residence, on the day of the rite State Election He ordered himself to lie carried, not directly home, but irsJ to the POLLS, that he might cast bis vote on the side of the Gov- ernment, ana against muse wno were in league, or at heart sympathised with the rebels against whom he had so faithfully fought. Ti is sacred and last public duty performed, he was earned to bis home to go no more out alive. Tbe Trial of Col. Xortii, X. T. State agrntat Washington, charged with forgery ol soldiers votes, was ei Frilay adjourned until Monday, Not. 14th in order to give the defence time to get witnesses Lin; arguments were heard on uiotinn to cliange jurisdiction. The Judge Advocate th n moved a judgement of guilty, w !ii-h was deuii 1 The counsel for the prisoner then moved they have separate trials, which was also denied. Among the witnesses examined before ndjouriuiK nt were Judge Nelson of the L. S. Ccrcuit Court, and Hon. R. E. Fenton of X. "I. Lt. Col. Murphy, 7th N. Y. Artillery, who was arrested and committed to Old Capital Prison on charge of being implicated in election frauds, has been released. Impi ".T't Decision. The eummitti'- t eanvas" votes tor Qmnty '.fticers rejiorted to ti e b '-1 itnre "n M m '. n in reference to the election ot tu-tui s ! the peace in the town ot Weston, t.i..t the ballots on which were found i greau r numlier ol names ilian the. numlsr ol justices projcrK votui lor. are iilegsl Tue proper number of justBXo was live , muiiy I allots had six names on ' 1 arc declnn l illegal. The decision is imj-ir-Liut .' .i i rtccdent. Personal. Sergt. Edgar Pitkin, wounrt ed in a i-nvalry charge last August, has ar rhi ! "v on sick leave. M 11 tin ii . r. I. . Grant, coiumanding the er i ic, was at 'he battle m .tedar Cm k i Atuand of Getu .iu-' n ruiontersa' ! i mi in uti 'l ' ;. his tr.iops. n.&beri'''' ti'. uM.h 1 II lUl'soN s A : I' ' . pau.jiiiiet loroi, iiooi uic press oi tae - uum pclicr Frmnan. FRIDAY JIORNING, NOVEMBER 11. 18 64. 1 List of Caialtle In the 8th Vt. Vet. Vols. J i. v. In action near Cedar Creek, Ya. October l!)th, 1KGI KILLED. Co. A Lt Aaron K Cooper; l'riv L S Kstes Cell Corp GP Blantliard; Privates J S Iligdow and'W J Fadden. Co. ll l'riv Ai Thompson. Co. G l'riv Geo E Austine. Co. II Snrgt J V Allen ; Priv G E Ormsby. Co. I 1 "rivates C P Phillips and A II Mills. Co. K Privates L F Pa-ham, P P Shores and Frank Ilussell. l.ol'NIO.O. Field andStitf Mij J B Mead, side; Adj't S W Shattuck, leg. Co. A Serg't S C Hill; A Shephard. Co B Lt WB Spencer, thigh severe; Privates J J Streeter, OB Brooks, S Baker. G W Derby, S Guthrie. Co. C Cap! SB Howard, arm severe tlcsh ; Privates C Collins, Wm Leith, U Page, C Boot, J M Waktron. Co. It Corp H C Richardson: Privates S Scott, W C Bliss. J Kollins, 1 Mansur, G M Bean, F G Thomas, J 1) Styles. Co. ECapt E Hall, bowels severe: Lt A J Sargeaat, hip severe; 8trgt HM Putnam, Corp. G Maxham; Privates M Burke, H Hall, Phelps, J KeUogg, J Poor. G Grant. Co. F Cant W II SmiVi, bead and arm; Lt F K Carpenter, wounded and prisoner; Priv G 0 Smith. Co. G Lt J Welch, leg severe; Sergt ML Bruce; Corp W I) Piumley, Privates J II Be ment, F Capias J Tracy. Co. IT Cast A B Franklin, k-g slight; Sergt II B Brown, Corp SK Child; Privates G A White, C M White. W 11 Reed, A O Evans, S Canedy, G A Williams, F H Bates, G W Skinner, O H KoeseU. Co. I Sergt L If Lamb (since died) : IVrp's A 8 Warden, L C Serais; Privates . I) B Mills. W W Kerr, E Pitts, C E Isgraham, M Robinson. Co. K Cant Geo O Ford, thighs: Lt N 0 ( heny (sines died); Corp J Petrie (since died); Privates John Lewis. K Colberth, G Paige, C D Grant. raisosEB--. Co. A CorpTs S C Alle, G E Mudgett; Pri vates O P Dunham; Zeb Mitchell. Co. li Corp J B Dawson. Co. C Sergts N Potwio. B w aUron; Corp X PJay. Co. E 1' H Stapies. t o. F Corp' Is J iK)wliag, H B Wheeler; Pri vates Ed Wright, II Ellsworth. T liinchsy, Jas Guff, Wm Rowley. Co. 0 Corp S S Coles; Priv B F Amaid. Co. B Corp E P Lee. xissua. Co. B Corp M P Warren. Co. C-J V GoolelL Co. D Priv J H Day (supposed dead). Co. F Priv Abraham Douglass. aECAl'ITtLATlOS. Killed Officers I; EaDsud man U. Wounded " 12; ' " 8t Prisoners " " 11- Uueiaf .... 4 S. W. Sbattii'e, Adj't th Yt, Vet. Yds. Cea. Waal's Letter. The following letter from that sterling pat riot, Maj. Gen. Jon E. Wool, merits a care ful perusal -. "Trot, Oct 15, ISM. , "Get. B. F. Bacrs, Syracuse Jf Iir Si' .- 1 hve received your interesting letter of the lftth tost, for which you have many thanks. In re!y, I send you tbe following remarks : j la a letter t& a friend in Xew York I w d, j I am more than delijrhted with tbe views you entertain in regard to the election of Maj. -General NcCteRaa to the Presidency of the United States. Yea nave said truthfully that -his elec- tkia means the trailing ot the nag of the Lmon in the dust before its enemies the entire sub avrvMoey of the. North to the South,' and you might have added, the surrender of the United States to Jeiersun liavts aud his government.' "I have not since seen anything from Major Gen. McCleUau or from the members cf tbe Chi cago Convention to change my op.n.on as then expressed. ta the contrary, I have seen and heard much through various channels to con firm it, and satisfy mv self, beyond doubt, that it is the intention of the leader- of the Chicago Convention, if they succeed in electing McCM lan. to maee the United States at the mercy of Jefferson Davis. This may be discovered in the Northern as well as the Smthern rebel newspa- imrl and more especially in those of the ans- tocracy of Encland, our old an i never-ceasing j '?;. rs-uuam el j niaoe known tlin.ush their ori;s Uic Mates, as oriiaii, tue London Timet. For. in such a ease, tliey unuht see a poser mat Woulil overturn lueir arnioemiie gu- venimeut. 1 o preveni lius, ana 10 cnnoie me rchel Government to resist the power of the I'ni ted States, they have furnished it with large sums of money, privateers to prey en our com merce, steamers to run the blockade on the Southern coast, to supply the rebel army with cannon, small arms, powder, shot and shell, as well as with every other article necessary to make them eJncirnt in the field. Indeed the a rislocracy of England are prepared to do aay thing and everything that will prevent the re union of the States. Hence, we find them favor ing the election of Maj.-General McClellau to the Presidency of the United Stated, no doubt with the assurance of the rebel agents at the court of St. James, that if he succeeds in being elected he will be compelled by the leaders of the Chica go Coueeiition to acknowledge the indepemlence of tlie rebel Government, and this the lenders do not hesitate to assert. In the event of Maj.-General JlcClrtlan's election, KagUnd expects to be gratified wita what she most desires, the disso lution of the Union, the release from the retri bution anticipated for viola ung her promise 1 neutrality, tue getting nl ol Her great commer cial mal, and the destruction of the only frse Government on the face of the globe "All this would follow the recognition of the iudepeudencof the rebel States, which the lea ders of the Chicago Convention are determined to accomplish, and this, too, through ths medi um of a secret association under the name gene rally of the Sons of Liberty, its headquarters at IndianaiKilis. Tbe Sons of Liberty arc distri buted throughout Indiana, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Delaware, Ohio, Pennsyl vania, New Jersey, New York and Michigan, and number Suo.OOO persons being the lowest estimate in the official report on the subject, by the Hon. Joseph Holt, Judee-Advocate-General. The Temples of the Order in each State, are un til r a military organisation, including the order in New York, called McClellan Minute Guard. Yallsndigban, the traitor and the friend of Jeff. Divis, is the Supreme Commander of the Sons of Libertv. and Bobert llolloway, of Illinois, l.ttuu-General, and was Supreme Commander during tbe absence of VaUandisham from the -' antry. JenVrson Davis, tbe President of the rebels, is a member of the Order of the Sons of !. .berry, and it is 'the boast of the Order in In diana that its ritual came direct from Jetf Davis himself.' The Order extends South as well as Xo: tli. The Temples in the several Slates, it would apiear, are funusbed with anas and am munition read) to lie used at the call of their upreme Commander, Vallaudlgham, or their -iqn.-rior otlieer-, to itxecute their hellish design, the rum of the Xorthern States. Are the peo pli ol th- -e -t ite orepared for this I will not U. ne it 1 !u I e-suml that there is enough .. j.i ri"t,i.i, or Uve of country , snllremaiuing tn the free States, to put flown this dangerous and wiele-spreadefinspiracy.anilfaeetheireoun-trv anel their Gi.veni'.u nt a pri-eli-s heritsge brtiueaiued to tlieni In their uatriotic. braveand sel T'ncuiir ancestors. journed for that day Yesterday the examina- 'Will the Irish, tho German, the Italians aad 0Q th Hungariei- i-n.ot this laud jf liberty, where J . poor as i il as the rieli can walk abroad in ' hanks commenced in earnest. Mr. Sowles, ca . mm yest a id there are none to mike shier of the First Xational Bank, testified to the airi.a. to ne oesiroyeu. eo grau.y eoeir , n - ia enemies snd onnressors, the European an - toerMJ sureiy they will not do it because re- j bels and -Ncrthern traitors call themselves Hern- ocrais. If a drop of pure Democratic blood ever coursed the veins of the latter, following the ex ample of President Buchanan, they have long since 'let it out.' "In these remirks I wonld not be understood as urping citizens to vote so much for men. as for the principles now represented by the candi dates for the Presidency, at the approaching e lection ; but in case they should vote, having ever been a friend of my country, I would ask them, nay, entreat them, not to vote for any per son who is the representative of traitors, or of the ISntnh aristocracy, always the enemy or our free institutions. Xothing would gratify the latter more than the ruin and destruction of the Government of this land of freedom, (the lsit hope of the oppressed of the world,) which wonld not fail to be the result if tbe leaden and traitors of the Chicago Convention (honld suc ceed in electing their candidate. "In concluiion I will only remark, that the leading conspirators azainit the Union, with the thousands and tens of thcussndi of the so-called Sons of Liberty, who do the bidJiog of Yallan digham, their Supreme Commander, and Jeffu--son Davis, the rebel President, claim to be peace makers. Their pcice wonld be death to all who support their country and its free institutions. Like the three monsters of Paris Dintos, Mar at and Robespierre they would leave their country a howling wilderness for tbt want of more victims tn grat-fy their peace propeasitisi. Most truly yours , Joitx E. Wool." Correspondence of tho Free Press. Letter from Montreal Tus Case or the Bitotst. Montreal, Xov. 4th, 1664. Dear Frte Prttt : The main point! cf tha first two days ot tho hearing in the case of the Sf. Albans' freebooters, now in progress in this city, have already been given you by telegraph. I have only to fill in some of the details. The bearing is held in the fine large Court House, fronting the Plan D'.lraei, which is one of the ornaments of the city. Though the esse ex cites very ktrong interest here, the audiences thns far have not been large. Ferhaps fifty per sons, a quarter of whom were Yermontcrs in at tendance as witnesses on the ease, crowded the space allotted to spectators, in the little police court room on the ground floor, in which the hearing was expected to open on Wednesday morning. Tbe presence of a dozen more in the hall, who would have got in if they could, made it worth while to adjourn to the laretr court up-s tain. The opening, set for 10 o'clock on Wednesday morning, was delayed by an application on the part of tbe ooussel of the prisoners, to the court of Queen's Bench, for a writ of hattat corput in behalf of all tbe prisoners. It was urged on frivolous grounds and was promptly rejected by the court, judges Aylwin, :MondeIet and Drummond, without argument on the part of the pro.ecution. "Has there been a final commit ment after hearing in this case'" uked Judg Aylwin. "Xone," was the answer. "Then there can be no writ granted," was the reply, the decision of the court is that the petitioners take nothing by their petition" sad so they took nothing except some time aad a rebuff by that manoeuvre. The regular hearing now opened. J UOflX COCB30L who holds the hearing, is judge of the Court of Sessions, his juriiicticn at a police magistrate extending over the counties south to the line. He is a Frenchman, in the pnne of life, black haired, with black moujtaehe and beard upon his chin. He speaks English well, with a slight French accent. His reputation is that of a ma gistrate of decision and aourage, not very eru dite perhips, but clearheaded and knowing how and where to get assistance when he needs it on a knotty point of law. TUX COC-VSEL fur the prisoners are Mr. Abbott, a lawyer of some eminence at this bar, Mr. Kerr, of whom I happen to know very little, and Mr. LiSamme, a young French lawyer, who I am told is a lea der of the " Rouges "party, a man of decided ability, and who promises to become one of the most distinguished members of the Montreal bar. i a the part of the prosecution are Mr. Car ter, who is "Clerk of the Crown.' and acts in this case &i "tjueen's Counsel.' To his ap pearance in this capacity the defence objected at the outset as forbidden by the Canadian Statutes; but the objection I believe has been withdrawn. Mr. Jounson assists as Queen's Counsel. Messrs. Epson and Sowles of St. Allans, ap pear for the St Albins Banks. Thi counsel for the United States are Mr. Bss.vakd Dev- j lino, a gentleman of high standing as acrimi- I nal lawyer, and Hon. Geo. F. Ldsusds, who was engaged by Gov. Smith, pursuant to in structions from the Department of State at j Washington, and who has thus fir been the on ly American lawyer present as representative of oar Government He has, however, taken no open part in arguments or examination, confin ing himself to a close watch of tho proceedings, and to the important assistance which his high ability, learning and sentences enable him to of fer to the Canadian lawyers in the way of sug gestion and advice. He has to-day, as I learn secured as additional counsel for the United States, Hon. John Kose, well known as the leading member of the Montreal bar, who will bring his eminent talent and experience to the important questions involved. There it thus no ground for fear that the interest of the United States will suffer for the lack of able counsel. the raisoaEBs fill the jury box at the right hand of the judge. Tliey are fourteen in number, all with one or two exceptions under 2o years. Two or three are smooth-faced fellows of apparently 18 or 10 years. Two or three have rather hard faces, Voung,tLe leader, is one of these. Though con stantly smiling then is a dare devil look in his eye, which he probably owes to something else than attention to his theological studies. Hutch inson, the one last caught, and one of the oldest of the gang, has a bail lace, which he has tried to disguise by putting on spectacles and shaving off his whiskers Wallace is a handsome, reso lute looking young man. The othets did not strike me as particularly desperate, wicked or brilliant in appearance. They are well dressed. showing a decided change for the better in that respect since they left St. Johns, thanks to the attentions of their secesh friends in this city, and look rosy and well fed, but are by no means as cheerful and unconcerned as when they were first cau:ht On the contrary I thought I de tected considerable anxiety in the faces of most of them, as they were identified by the witness es, and watched the proceedings which they hive begun to realize may result in their con signment to the felon's cell or gallows. THE HEARI.VO commenced with the reading of the "informa , lions" on the six different charges, of robbery i of tbe banks, murder of Morrison, assault with I intent to kill, horse-stealing, robbery of Mr. i Breck, and arson. After which the court ad- , . - . . , ;itntlifA lk- of ' U14UI idllll Ul UC 1UUUC1J K1U lUCHUtlCU 111IR IU - . , the actors, pointing them out by going up sad laying his hand on each. The Stanbridge magistrate who arrested six of them, also identified his men and produced in court the money, amounting to $55,000, which he took from them. The examination was pro tracted by occasional objections on the part of the prisoners counsel, and by the great number of, as it seemed to me, useless questions put by Mr. Carter, who conducted the examination. If each of the dozen or twenty witnesses is to be examined at the same length, and all re-examined in turn ou each of the six charges, it is ev ident that no decision can be reached this month. It is probable, however that the lawyers and court will agree to try the question ot extradi tion through on the first charge, leaving the rest to IS decided by the result of that. This will, of course, greatly shorten the proceedings. THE PROBABLE CESTIT. Xo one doubts, I suppose, that the decision of Judge Coursol will be in favor of the delivery of the prisoners to our government as robbers. That such a decision should be reached is unques tionably the desire of the Canadian Government, who realize that all trouble will cease with such a result, while with a contrary decision their troubles will have bat begun. The delivery of the prisoners may however be delayed by a writ of kabtat eorput from one of the higher courts of the province. That no such writ can be granted except in case of some irrregul&rity in the proceedings before Judge Coursol, (such as can hardly occur with all the legal talent en gaged in the case) is, I believe, the opinion of some excellent lawyers. Others, however, think differently, and there are those also, whs think that after the decision of tbe highest Provincial Court, a writ of habtai corpus may be granted by the English Courts, or the matter brought beli-re the Privy Counsel of England by some ap peal orwrit of error. These points remain to be de cided. Tin: rEELixo i.v vosteeal it strong. Canada a fall of rebels and rebel sympathizers, who would gladly stir up war be tween the United States and England. The great majority of intelligent citizens, however, realize the consequences of war, and the certainty of war if Canada is to be made the stronghold of rebel guerrillas and marauding gangs. A citi sen of Montreal, widely connected in business and deservedly respected and influential, assured me yesterday, that in the event of the refusal to deliver up the raiders, he should at once close bis affairs and leave the province; and there are many others who feel the same way The redoubtable Gee. X. Sanders is reported to have left the City last night, in company with the elder Young and Scott, fathers of two of the prisoners. They are probably " fixing up" a commission for Young, from Jeff. Davis, or con certing some scheme for the ail and comfort of the raiders. Yours, G. Xicsoes roi tue Rebel Armt. The Mo bile Tribune of a late date, in a long article spon the subject of conscripting the negroes for military service, says : Instead of weakness, it is the strongest asur anc; of using all our power and strength. To bring into service a quarter cf a zatlnen of men is no conlessicn ox excamruon, no sign or weak ness, to proclaim our purpose to sia toe mili tary strenrth of four millions of slaves to that of eight millions of whites has, we think, rather the appearance ot power than ot weakness. As to the effects of this proposition upon subsistence, it should be borne in mind that the production of tvypliti it not our pretmt difinUtj, but their transportation ana distribution; that ire Aaree ample supply of provisions for the uvW couafry, if it was properly distributed. Xegroes now do not aid in the transportation of ' supplies, but, when in the army, they may be used to further that great military end as well as to fight. The objection that the negroes will give trouble and become dangerous, is refuted by their docile and subordinate behavior daring this war, when so many of the whites are from home, and when the enemy has been pressing our arm ies at all points. Xever have the negroes been more easily managed or exhibited more subor dination, or less sympathy for the Yankees than during the years of this war. The ?aany tkous- nd who nare none oft and are nou- irlM the Yankees, tcent because they vere demoralized bythejii'jhl of so many whites from, the I'an- Kees, ana because wey were ueceitu oy ioe promises and driven off by the military power of the enemy. This war has sot failed to teach the negro the lesson that his interests and those . i . : ) ... . 1 !,. 1.1- m.1. f- 1 Ol uia luasicr ai e iueuuvai, u us vuij iiihiu is the master; and that he can find no resting place with the lankees. The tattering ol those that are with the enemy has been told over and talked over by those who have remained ami the loss, thcugh heavy upon the master, has not been altogether thrown away upon the negroes. It is obiected by some, mat to give Ireeuom to the negro soldier is to acknowledge that freedom Is a boon, and hence that slavery is wrong tnai the strong argument which this war is teaching the world, that slavery is the God-appointed in ititntion for the negro, will be weakened and lUmueD 101 uic uixiv, nm w pii ini refuted, iffreodom is given as the reward and Drice of military service that if ncsroes are re quired for the army they should be drafted as naves, ireateu as property, wneu lose iu sernrce paid for, and after the war returned as slaves to their masters. But it should be remembered that whether freedom to the negro be really a blessing or a curse, fAat siany nejroes desire it, and are willing to take it e re n from the Yanktes. Freedom u given to the negro sol dier, not because we believe that slavery is wrong, but because we must offer to the negroes inducement to fidelity which he regards as equal if not greater than those offered by the en emy. The Yankee makes the negro free at the Xorth. We offer him freedom at home. Our correspondent "A. B." believes the neyro would desert from us to the Yankees, and calls atten tion to the fact tnat tne negro aoes not at ten from the Yankees to us. The reasons given for this oy me corresponueni are correct anu prop er. Tne 1 antee negro ai present tears us more thin he does the dangers of the i ankee service; but, when once he sees negroes in our army and understands that freedom and a home m the confederacy is the reward of service in our army , that there the field of labor is open to him, while it is closed in the United States, we believe that the tide of desertion would set strongly m our favor. 11V are not prepared to say that this measure is demanded by our present exhaustion. We do not believe it is. But the future must be pro vided for and it must be apparent to every sen sible man that the drain pon the population of the Confederate Stales which thit tear hasmade must eventually exhaust those States unless something is done to supply this drain from other sources than the white population. The Conscription law cannot bt extended to any greater age, and its execution, however much improved, cannot find the men to supply the losses as fast at the campaigns create them. Shall we permit the enemy to use the negroes against us, or shall we make use of them for our defence 1 Everyman should weigh well this question, and disconnect it altogether from the subject of slavery, emancipation and other matters. The negroes have their places in this fight, aad whether their place be found iu our ranks or those of the enemy will be for the Confederate Congress to decide. They are already in the firht. and azatnst us our own resources of men are being turned against us. Shall we sit idly by. chattericsr about slavery and emancipation while Minie balls from muskets in negro hands whistle around us! Had we begun this war with our slaves as well as with their masters. Lincoln could cot now boast of his "two hundred thousand colored troops." The past cannot be remedied, but the future may be provided for. Reorganize the army, consolidate the regiments. organize tne negroes ana peace win soon iouow. Leave affairs as they are, and there will soon lie neither army nor negroes, nor Confederate States. Uecisterid Voters is Xew York Car. Above one hundred and twenty-five thousand names wt reported as on the N. Y. City Registry lists, for the election on Tuesday very nearly twice as many as there were votes cast last year. TIJMBER TWENTY. The DEETRrcriox or tiie Atjudmri.e. The following is Lieut. Cushing's account of the blowing tip of the rebel lrtm-ehvl Albe marle, at Plymouth, N. C, which had so long kept a large Federal fleet in tho sonnd, in expectation of a sally hy the rehefe. The SouthSeld, mentioned in the report, it will lie remembered was sunk by the Albcraarle some months since. On the night of the 27th having prepared my steam launch, I proceeded up toward Plymowth. with thirteen nfSeers and men , partly volunteer from the squadron. The distance from the mouth of tbe river to the ram was about eight miles, the stream aver aging in width some 'JO0 yards, anil lined with tbe enemy's pickets. mile below the town was the wreck sf the Southfteld, surrounded by some schooners, and it was umlerstiin! that a pin was mounted there to command the beach. I therefore took one of the Shamrock's cutters in tow, with orders to cast off and hoard at that point if we were hailed. Oar boat suceeoleit in passing the pickers, and even the Southfield. within twenty yard, without discovery, and we were not hailed until bv the lookouts on tho ram. The cutter was then east off and ordered belnw, while we made for our enemy under i full steam. The rebels sprunc their rattl the hell and commenced firing at the same time, repeamr their hail awl seeminir much confused. TH l'eht nf a fire ashor showed roe the iron cM made fast to the wharf. with logs about her thirty feet from her side. Passin; her closely, wc made a complete circle. so as to strike her fairly, ami went into her bows- cm tiy this time the enemy's ire was very se vere, but a dose of eannister at short rantre seemed to moderate their zeal and disturb their elm. Parmaster Swan, of Otsesro. was wounded near me. but how manv more I know not. Three bullets struck my clothing, and the air seemed full of them. In a moment we bad struek the loss just abreast of the ouarter port, breaking them in some feet, our bows restinsr on them. Tbe torpedo-boom was then lowered, and. by a vigorous pull.I succeeded in driving tbe torpedo ueder the overhang, and exploding it at the ssme time the Albemarle's ran was fired. A shot seemed to ro crushinc throush my boat. ami a dense raas of water rushed in from the torpedo, filling the launch, and completely dis abling her. The enemv then continue! his fire at fifteen feet ranee, ami demanded our surrender, which I twice refused, onlerinc the men to ssve them selves, aisl removing my overcoat and shoes. Springimr into the river I swam with others into the Huddle of the stream, the rebels failing to hit us. The most of our party were captured, some were drowned, and only one escape 1 be side myself, and he in another direction. Act ing .Master s Mate WoclTiin, or the i ommo dore Hull, met him in th water half a mile be low the town, and assisted him as 1 e-t he could, bat failed to get him ashore. Completely ex hausted, I managed to (ret ashore, but was too weak to crawl out of the water until iutatlay- licht. when I managed to creep into tiie swamp close to the fort. While hidinz close to the path the Albemarle's officers passed, and I judge-l from their conversation that the ship was de- treyed. Some hours travellintr tn the swamp. served to bring me out well below the town, when I sent a negro in to train inform etion, and found that the ram was truly sank. Proceed ing through another swamp, 1 came to a creek, and captured a akitf belonging to a picket of the enemy, and with this, by II o dock toe next nignt, I made my wav to v auey city. All the officers ami men hehived in the moot gallant manner. The cutter of the Shamrock boarded the Southfield, but found no truss there. Four prisoners were taken there. The ram is row completely submerge1!, and the enemy have sunk three schooners in the river to obstruct the passage of oar ships. The Raima's AceocxT. Tho Montrea Tflegrapk (seeeeh) gives the following ac count, the result of an interview with the. Bank robbers now in jail in Montreal. Tbe Tileyraph's account is full of lies, lt soys Their account of their proceedings at St. Albans diners very materially from that re ceived from Ksieral sources. They captured and held St. Albans, made upwards of forty prisoners, whom they kept under guard, gave written paroles, and eooducted themselves as an organized force of tbe Confederate States, v, hich they declared themselves to be. The killing of Mr. Morrison was an accident ; a man named Fuller one of tbe six thousand inhabitants of St. Albans that did not ex hibit tbe most a-tounding cowardice, fired from behind a post at the party with a re peating rifle, wounding one man, a shot fired at him ftrsck Mr. Morrison as he came Tun ing round a corner. Huntington was shot alter he was told that he was a prisoner to the Confederate States, while attempting to escape. Their proceedings occupied a eonsiderahlo time, and when they were ready to retire ihey were pressed by a number of the inhab itants who fired upon them with guns and pistols. On these it was necessary to fire, but it is untruo that a single shot was fired in wantonnes or otherwise than in self-defence. Being closely followed from the town, they were obliged to face about and charge the pursaing party several times, compelling it to find safety in flight. In their retreat they were delayed and embarrassed bv the want of saddles, there being but three . i - , ""-ong the party . ,f they tped into Cana- nihil uic s!vi u . . ,-1 . .x ..... , j . - - other large portions of their cuticle on the road, witnesses of their rapid bare-backed journey. The party consisted of 21 ; all thai have been taken are in Canada. The man in custody at St. Albans did not belong to them, but was one of the Federals who pursued themind afterwards got into trouble from having in his possession some thousands ol dollars which he stole from tho poekct of one of the raiders after he was arrested in Canada. 11c is only a Yankee thief, but his countrymen are welcome to hang him, if it will be any gratification to tbem. Lieut. Young, the commander of the tarty, is a very superior man, educated for the ministry. partly at the Lniversiiy oi loronio, anu mo majority of his followers are as handsome, dashing looking young Icllows as one could wish to see. They are in capital spirits, and do cot consider there is any more danger of their being given up to the Federal Govern ment as criminals, than thercVi of the sur render of Kossuth, Maxzini, or any of tho other refugees who haTe borne arms against Austria and Russia, and afterwards sought an asylum on British soil; bat they are anxious that it should lie known that they guiltless of any breach or Canadian neutrality and jeorordiiotl their lives by assembling and organizing at St. Albans in order to aveud tho violation or evasion ot our laws. The X. Y. Herald discourses on tho plan for getting an addition of 300,000 men to the rebel army by freeing that number of slaves, with a promise to givo tbem, several ly, their freedom and fifty acres of land if they will fight for tlic confederacy, as fol lows Jeff. Davis is going to free the slaves anil be stow upon them the title deeds of the seceded States in order to achieve Southern independ ence. He reels that the sacrifice is great ; but, he is prepared to make it for the sake of the Southern confederacy. This is a highly novel and original plan, and Jeff Davis ought to take out a patent for it immediately. It is cutting off a man's head to srve hi j life It is palling out the corner stone to keep the edifice standing. IJ is throwing away a thing so as to keep it li is jumping overboard to avoid a wetting. It is leaping into the fire to escape from the fry ing pan. It its committing suicide to gel out of trouble. The seceded States flounced out of the Union because they were afraid that Lin coln would interfere with slavery. They put themselves under the lead of Jeff. Davis, who nromised to protect slavery atraiiist the attacks of Yankee vandals. They have been fighbng for four years to prevent us from bringing them back into the Union, where the awful abolition ists might get another chance at slavery. Xow, after the laps of all this time, and after the shedding of all this blood, presto ! the chief abolitionist turns out to be Jeff. Davis himself. Grant, Sherman and Sheridan have stripped him of his disguise, and the horns, hoofs and tail of the abolition Lucifer are revealed.