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OT-XXXIII. SERIES VOL. XT BITRITNOTON. FRIDAY MORKING, D!C EMBER 23. I8G4. NUMBER TWENTY SIX Po.ctrv. rem the Boatswin's Whistle, the Sailors' Fail newspaper. SK4 siumi:. II R. W. EXEES93. brsri. or i-emtd to heir, the chi-ling Sen. it. Filzrim, why so late and slow to come I ir'.I nut always here, thy summer home ? U ii' t my voice thy music, morn and eve ? llv I rtith tby healthfal climate in the heats. Vy touch thy antidote, my nay tny uain : Su eer bail ling like my terraces ! u eer touch magnificent as mine ! 'jx un the warm rock-ledge-., and there learn y jttle but suffices like a town. I rake yur sculptured architecture vain, s a f-esitle mine. here is Rome, and Nineveh, an J Thebes, Kircak. sod Pyramid, and Giant's Stairs, H.lfpibd or prostrate; and my newsst slab older than all thy race. Behold thsSta, "je opaline, 'ht plentiful and strong ! t txautiful as the rose in June, -nh as the trickling rainbow in July, full of food, the nounsber of kinds, .rrrr of earth, and medicine of men: tt np a tweet climate liv my breath. d my matbematic ebb and flow, a hin of that which changes not. . ; are the Sea-gods ; who gives gifts but they ' Tier fr the sea for pearls, but more than teiris : Uej F- Force tience, and give it to the -se. f rwy wave is wealth to lhcdalus, if.n tn the cunning artist who can work Ttj aitchless strength. Where ahull he find, l waves, . j yi ur Atlas shoulders cannot lift ? ' .th my hammer pounding ever more a r ly coast, smite Andes into dust, twcz my bed. and, another age, ibuiM a continent of better men. sen I unbar the Joors : my path lead oat :i- Kxoiliis of nations : I disperse ,d to all shores that front the hoary main. ml tws have arts and sorceries; issin dwells foreeer with the wave. iii( what shells ire laid. Leave me to deal 1 th credulous, imaginative man. i .-. though he M-iopes ray water in bis palm, Vw rods off he deems it :ems awl eloods. intmg strange fruits and sunshine on the shore, nike sonie coast alluring, some lone sale, haunt men who must go there, or die. JINt'cIlaui'oiit. I in .""oimi or the MiMta. 1'octn have 4-v a g.nid deal about the sound of bullelt. . th. following dcferintion, vrhich we find L.iie eorreiiindenre of an iiitiini rh.. a. -t minute and bucceeeful ol ai.v wo bare i-'s-en 1: i; n gieat raietakc to etiiiae tlmt a bul I necause it ii a bullet, can only produce if-iund On the contrary, itnnotetiare ,m t as numerous and divert an tlioc of I'djanini e Ptnng. That which i!eaci me aaa i'bt, ft-ttthery hound, sucb an iir-r,i ivmc lrum a bwiltly-fipeedins arrow. ' tfetn: a -barji, Rracelul clearini; of jir I t : p lint of the ra idly-revolving ! It i iuld be heard for a t-econd or l:u lulls wbicli hire are tlie whioli ti.e m.-.Lrttt and nats the mott nuirl-lr :-tv an-g' dug eteauily and miltlv onward Nmnd I oonttacted to a tJiarp momen- i "np. I mis ib the battle-note of the t. ami il you arc not behind breatwork9 mure inttrotiug than amunng. The '.la Miiooth Minie at the distance of a irdsii' no louder than that ofafast ; le. or a tea kettle wnen it boils my , butany raggcdncM. gives it a voice ' i-iat "f pome enraged snake, or even i.iar iif tteam when the careful engineer sting bis boiler. "Dear' bow spiteful . cmuic " I have heard the Ikijs say er and over again alwut such shots. Some ii tin Jlinie, inttnid ol eommg jwint m i. us ii siiouia, revolves lengtnwi-e, men the little tumbler makes a terrible -'uriN amount of metal. Half hi-sing, wnitrmg, it eccms rusiiing aimlessly dr:vm by the force of its own mssion. -miily, when well-ni.li sjunt, the ilinic -S a musical hum like that of a child's T..1. perhajw, is the must grateful : t " the car which it produces. It the tremendous eiplosivc forceof gun- 'i-r that the Minie will not yield this : amg sound no matter with what vio it may fie thrown from one's hand. It sound which stones give when sent . imm the school-boy's sling. The -Titi energetic whistle of the ball, in tue report of the rifle often seems "lunate, is only heard at some distance - i n Here, and indicates that it has - mti-d from you. This is the most '-v uicc the Mime has; it does not 'i f danger to you, but onlr of ven t m the enemy. This again is totally -"nt from the long, disdainful whistle tlie stray Minie frequently evolves ' u ' king ita wide-curv ing track through -,r-i singular sound, dill'cult to describe, ' i 'Ii. it once heard, it would lie as jif ' 1 1 i"gi t. It is on a high key, and is "I a'll i-lcrat juret, bnt gradually dies " It is as lull of spite and hate as a ' : .11 1. And the Minies made an 'er p i'.e other night for my amuse ''''' Aslwissitung by the fare while the ' " ' r -' S0ijung in bed, all at once there 'wa rrj.jrt mtlie tent, like the discharge of '-.j.m.i. -What's that?" eried the "Tboo drummers are playing " 'ti u." This I thought highly im If, though a copper-cased cartridge nau- made the nuie if it had lieen uuwn the chimney. There was no t.'.at, however, and we concluded liullet had struck somewhere. The ng revialed two small boles where the in its course had perforated the thick s roof of the wall-tent. Little inci like this arc of constant occurrence Hancock's etehav C'oRrs. The ippointed for the 3rganization of this " is drawing to an end, and it should be "Orapleted by the 1st of January. vveterani have already enlisted and more will.Tbe corf e i-jto consist of not "'an twenty thousand infantry ; the en 5 nien to be able bodied, and those who - s-rved honorably two years, and are - ore not subject to the draft. Any U. ttrict Provost Marshal is authorized to 'he qualifications for admission to ' 'ps, and if approved, will furnish the ""n transportation to Washington, where -noe regularly mueterea lor not less Juejear, and will be paid a special 7f three hundred dollars from the 'ntute fund upon being mustered into -'lee. Ibis special inducement must erstoods in addition to the regular 'J of one two, and three hundred dol tu lor one, two, and' three years en--ttt respectively Also, it is allowed J recruit to receive such local bounties be paid at tbe districts where their "are domiciled, to which district they credited. The corp will have a 1 Oidge to designate it, or fieculiar to. , ' a-ms and equipments will be the most "t 1 in jession of the Government. J recruit who preserves bis arms to the t'i term may retain them as his own . bttiig honorably diciiargcd from ser- COB0AT OlElCO BLUW.N CP BV A TOR- "Inttirmation reached tlie Xavy De- -"lyiuutiion reacntu liie avy lle rtnt that the L S. irunhmit Ot , ? "n'J Arnold, wa. uitk a few duT Kfe'el'lemoath.X. C fhc tor- rTer -umisw 10 .1 log ana noate-d m the .vtTu " (,,srC " moving up the v ieeonii..i.ance. s, e struck the tor ht,,, "'c'.' "-yugu-eil her to sink i'tr ii y MI feet ol waU:r " ltoanoke ''orfJsj' 'e Wtnt down' She wilIbe InsbiTli"!"1'0- 0 r'o on board f-'V ff v- R('RblXGTn' FRIDAY MORNINo' DECIDER S3. 1864. : - : cox: it i:ssional. Congressional matters have moved fasti r than is usual for the first three or four weeks of the second scs-ion. A general Ilankrupt bill a measure so long and s.i urgently de manded by the husinesa interests of the country has passed the House, by a strong vote : also n bill providing that Major and Itrigadier GeneraN, who, on the 15th of February rwst, shall have lircn unemployed in the service for the previous three months, shall have their names litft off the rolls of the army, and their psiy and emoluments stopped ; this rule not to apply to officers unable to serve from disease or wound re ceived in the service, or wbo are prisoners ; afco officers of tbe regular army having the above runk" as commanders) of volunteers. are to lie sent back Ut the regular service with their former rank. A bill lias aln been passed for building six steam revenuecutters for the Lakes, and appropriating a million of dollars therefor. Tbe House also pnsed a joint resolution in favor of giving notice to Great Britain of the termination of tbe Ite ciprocity Treaty. In the Senate this resolu tion was referred to the oommittee on for eign relations. Senator Chandler on tbe. 14th, introduced to resolutions, with very emphatic pream bles ne resolution being to direct the com mittee on Military Affairs to inquire into the expediency of enlisting an army corjis to defend our Lakes and Canadian border from hoxtile demonstrations and incursious, and tbe other to dirict tbe Secretary of State to make out an account current for all t lie fhi p and cargoes destroyed by ships fitted out at British ports, provided with Hritish made arms, and manned mainly by Hritish sea- 1 men. and to demand avmeat thereof, with interest, of the Itritisli Government. The resolutions were laid over and ordered to be irinted. Vot(- of thanks to Captain Wins luw and Lientenant Ctwbing, liave been passed. furrelt Davis" Kesolutioni. It is difficult to believe that Senator Davis of Kentucky is not insane. Tbe endless speeches with which he has bortd theSenate fur a yttir or two past, have reached a cul mination in a set of reputations for propo-ed amendments to tbe Constitution, which for their practical als-urdity betoken a mind thrown entirely out of babuiee by a desire to strengthen and perjietuate slavery and to disenable the National Government from making any effectual resistance to rebellion for all time to come. Thesulistanceof his nine resolutions is that a Convention of the States shall get up a collection of amendments of the Constitution to the following effect : Maine. Hew Hamp shire and Vermont to form one State ; Mas sachusetts, Khode Iland and Connecticut another; and Maryland Delaware and tbe eastern shore of Virginia another ; the Pres ident and Vice President to lc chosen altcr-cate-hr from tbe free and slave States both, however, not to tie from one State at once ; the election to proceed a; follows each State shall select a President and Vice President, whose credentials shall lie laid before the House of Congress on the first Monday in February, ls05, when the Supreme Court shall l-c present, and appoint from among the candidate- the two officers, neither of whom shall serve more than four years, and no former President shall be eligible to elect ion ; no member of the Supreme Court to be eligible to the office, and in the event of the death of the President and Vice Presi dent licfore the expiration of their term the Senate shall elect from among its members a presiding officer, who shall lx President tx officio; the President's power of removal and suspension of diplomatic and civil officer to be absolute : the writ of habeas corpus nev.r to be suspended nor arbitrary arrc-ts to tie alIowd under any contingency ; each Stato to have absolute power to declare what shall I prorrrty within its bounds and to make whatever laws it may please regarding its domestic affairs and institutions : no property of an individual to lv taken for publi-.- use till the owner has had the full pay fjr it, or had it secured to him ; that no military officers, except one in actual com mand within bis lines, shall have jmwer to supply the wants of his men except through the civil authority, unless the case is one of extreme and urgent necessity ; and as a fit ting climax to the whole, no negro shall be a citizen of the United States. The reading of the resolutions produced some quiet amusement in the Senate. Mr. Davis is certainly a little cricked. noon's 1)i:i'i:at. The rebel army from which so much was cxiected, has lieen broken to pieces. Gen. Thomas, withdrawing to Nashrillc like a spider into his den, waited patiently till Hood was fairly entangled, and then sud denly rallying out, has seized and etrangled him. The attack made by Gen. Thomas on tbe loth, was eminently successful, and was followed up on tbe 16th by a general advance of our lines, which has resulted in the emasbing of Hood's army to pieces. It rear guard was attacked again on tho 17th, six miles beyond Franklin, and broken in all directions. Hood has lost 49 guns, which must lie nearly every one he bad, more than COOtJ men taken prisoners, how many killed and wounded is not jet stated, but 1300 wounded were capturtd at Franklin, and the fragments of bis flying army are hot ly pursued by our victorious forces It si n most thorough defeat. Tl lebels expected much lrom Hood's apparently successful advance up tu Nash, villi, but they have learned that wne'n Sher iun ent away, he left some one to take cure ol tbe buute. It seems hardly pos-ible that Hoed can enlhrt smother anoy.and he can not ' reinfnre. -i from Virginii till tbe dam age done by Sherman is repaired, even sup posing that Lee has men tu spare to give him. Tl.eie fe-ems to ! i hindrance tmw to au adwnev our fdruts agiin ti Atlanta; and evcu beyond, to:Mobilf. At to Augusta. It is not impossible that tho next twj months wUUee alineofFeder.il po.to compleuly across Georgia tu the seaboard, thus oo6n nfederacv to the Carolina ami Tin-value of Gen. Thomas victory over ! -- I over estimate,! There I were really hut two nrniies in the lonfcucr- acy, Lee' awl Hood's, and one of tbetn destroyed. The capture of iuiirtint cttie , is nothing oomred to the ruin of half the . military lot ce ol the rebels. (Sen. Sherman. At last we have official dispatches from tun. Sherman. Inat Ins expedition was proceeding successfully was evident enough, all along, from the tune of the rebel news papers ; but it is plea-ant to he assured by Sherman hinistlf, that his "march has been mot agreeable," that his "army is in splen did order, and equal to anything," that he nau "not lost a watron on tne trip, tint tie "bad coiiipletelv destroyed all the roads leading into Savannah and invested tbe city." Grant's words, that he would prove the Confederacy to be a hollow shell, are amply vcrilietl. He has marched, at his leisure, and triumphantly, three hundred and filty miles through the Confederacy from one side to the. other, alino-t unoptm-cd; and has carried consternation anil fear, dtstraetiuo and ruin with him. Two hundred miles of railroad have ticen destroyed and the whole railway system broken up, fairly cutting tbe Confederacy in two so far as ease of commu nication is concerned Verily, the "great moral defeat" which the rebels anticipated in tbe success of Gen. Sherman's march, has lallen upon them, and a great physical defeat as well. Slier- man has invested and probably hclorc this captured Savannah, one of tbe must impor tant jar-itieHts remaining in the South. In taking it a passage is opened for the flee t to Augu-ta. and fur the capture of the t-ry heart of the Confederacy Pufeibly the Mith has no vital points as Jeff. Davis inti mated, but i- think Gen. &!eriuan tturrh lias li'irt a little. it is at least a wound through the small intestines and will con tinue t. make them ache for a good wl ile to come The Kal.IerV rae. :en. DfxS Order. The raiders' ca-e at ilontreal, or rather the strange way in which it terminated last week may lend to ve'ry serious results. Taking all tlie circumstances into account, it is impossible to avoid a suspicion that there was som dishonest jugglery eonncctf 1 Mith the revult. Ikying a-ide regard t. ti.e marvellous haste which Justice tmii-.l reached his conclusion, and ordered the ii charge of the respondents, just look at wii.it took place immoliately after. The chief of Police, Iietnothe, who bad the money take i from the St. Albans ltank in bis charge, ip parcntly without any order from the Judge, and before even, a record of tbe decision waa made gave tbe inottqy over to tbe robbers, having got acees., , after bonk hoars and through a side door, to a bank where it wan i deposited, anil obtained it for the purpose. Moreover one of tbe City Counci!,McCready, stated that tbe chief of police "bad stated frankly enough in tbe room that he knew, tho day before, that tbe jiri-oners would be liberated that day how he knew was his business he therefore took the precaution to go to the bank and get the money to he ready when judgment wa$ rendered, to give it to the raiders." Add to this tbe fact that a new writ of arrest iilaced in tbe officer's hands was not served time for consideration about it being taken till the raiders with their booty lud bad opportunity for escape. All these circumstances give tbe case a very ugly look, to say the least. Our readers will notice tbe prompt order of Maj. Gen. Dix, commanding the depart ment of this quarter. The neccs.ity for it and the propriety ol it are manifest. It is impossible to foresee all the seritins conse quences that may follow uon such a deci sion as that of Judra Cour-ol. Tnnt those w.io have !cen plotting other acts of r..b- . . , , , j bery, and aron and murder to be committed on this side of the line, ve ill be emboldened, tin not lie doubted lor a moment. It be hooves our people every where to be on their guard, and alert for any contingency. One thing is sure; it there can be no more effic ient preservation of Canadian neutrality than the result of this ca-e indicates, tbe opinion of many will be that tbe quicker the relations oT the two countries are put on an ojen viar footing, the safer it will le for us. The Release or the Kaidehj. The Mon treal IVirnriJ, in the following extract, ex presses the sentiments of that jwrtion of tho Canadian public, which syiuinthiies with the U. S. tiovernmeut, in its war with trea son and rebellion a portion, unfortunately, too small in numbers to exercise any con trolling influence on the side of justice nud right, when rcliel interests are at stake, across the litie : We do not know which to resret the most, the conclusion in this case or the way that it has been arrived at. Whichever way it is viewed it seems alike humiliating. The state of legal darkness of a public functionary, or functiona ries, on points' of official conduct, which were al most sure to be called into exercise at some time before the present unhappy struggle in the States should be ended, must, in the States, inspire little ocspect for, and confidence in, our Provincial International action, although that action may be began and pursued in the fairest and tnoet friendly spirit. In oar hitherto prov ed good intentions towards our American neigh bors, do we now place our chief confidence thst tho amity existing between the two Governments may yet remain uninterrupted, in spite of a re sult so calculated to inspire mistrust, if not re sentment? We ourselves feel something like resentment, when we contemplate this precipi tate and nervous shrinking froia a momentary trenching on the liberty of the subject, as ex pressed by the Judge. Are these raiders, even if, brsapposition of their military character, we allow their conduct at St. Albans to be parged of crime are they.we ask menwho at least stand -W-s.1 wita robberv. arson and murder, and who are cot British subjects at all. are they to be trmted with such over punctillious delicacy, that no opportunity is to be allowed to the side of the aggrieved to plead even fora short delay, across Georgia S..uth.rn Virg ortbatthe JUJgesoi ine cu(iiiti.iiuii,t.-.- cr enterprises arc actually inprepiraui. .1 1 cising concurrent jurisdiction with the Judge on njj t,e Commanding Genenel deems ... -o the bench, might, with their presence nd sn- the Ic cj thefromier Kiwbs 10 :tti-e perkir wisdom, assist at the arriving at a proper ( m0Jt ppt indeffiiientmessores fort 1 urety and legal cnurse. by sheddinj the beams of their of thr ntt pTt,Uj. All m ilit iry com levrniug on the twilight cf tne pres ding officul. n,.-, on the frontier are therefore 11 s rueted What guarantee have we that tne Judge hs not . elsc pjrtber acts of depredation ani murder been as much mistaken in his Isst interpretation are attempted, whether by m irauders 0.- person s or tbe .twin the premises as he. according to ,..; UBdcr commiss.oi s .r. m tho . on aa. his own holdins. was in tbe firstr It con arce- st Richmcnd. to s.twf -oirn th pert ly be believed ,thst this deci-in will be allows I (re0 4j fj-po,,,.,,, ,, -a e. nn ssion 'U'l to pass without eplestioil fn higher qurtera,who erima t tf ,, M Cce ry, mth a rt we thick, will be as much tobUm-ns Mr.Cour- ttltjr capture, lo crott t e iundary betu e sol is, if taey leave him where he is; but mean- irnitci Slatt, ani Canada. Sa J comi a .der Umethesxliberated.thc.birds.ofwhat- m ber,bj di-ted to pursue them tcht er V erer feamer, are zuwn. mi jmw. 1 - 1 wool 1 sero only the means of our further 'u'"0,t;o; " "" "- sin -ii nut ur ih uj wier'uoeo-. ii me prv--ginia. ent s'ate of the law, intended to jr.ve ef.-ct tu , tlu- Ashborton Treaty, be such the J ml- , ttffielin 2j VZmc i is to wait for the Governor GenerV's s'n.ntarc .. , So nmat USre ilanht exwnteJ Tbe discharge of the Raiders The mdden discharr l.y Judge Cm r-,1 of tin St. Allure raider? eem h j cited as much astonishment ! hl'IT- (.'aii.ida as Ti e Attorney Gereral dtcidi" t vt the Moistrate's d.-i i-inn waa wrong, and utdi rs have been d lor their re-rrest rd il.e nmney to b,- -iven up. A dmpaU-h iroui Quebec says The Cabinet 1ml a Ii ng sestet. I is utitT?tfKHi tin uit'tntwri ui i iiouuetU tlie act U' Jutle tfttr?u.. anl it il -uiat, i th. s ill..... , J The i.i the Cftnatiiar. x.ti.i i ct of ! v in firtiw, because it r..t been .is,"i.-l the yuani. htiioJuJg. had .1 .! (yowriinitriit he wnu' l h (otn i '.i.: '! jtstjr had ffrptciallj 1 1. -f t'n made an atwrtirn ar -ui thf yu tio.i,. act of the Can id; t. :u.t C It tarns out thit hi- :i-iiinitioo 1- 1 il-o I is probable Courm-1 v U - 4ismiaed. New warrants hae letii usucvi bjr tbe. i.- r. ot Court for the rv-trrtt ttf the raid- 1 oonstabUfi nre in i-ur-mt. An eflicieot t. force w tu Iwut tu ;iit I -rder towns imu. -1-ly. tu iireM'tit furttu. -iq redalions. The Times' editor.. compoiwicEC- S3iue facta Inch lik much as if iiitre -oonilicity U-two n tlie authorities am! -criminal Juc Cuurtw-.Ts tlcoiMjn w written nut, and with a care that aid j a K'Kri dtnl of jTevious thuught on ttu - .: jrt. and alter reading it, relufcing enti.i a ; hiiir 1 .f .Lrgumento ot cjunecl, he hur: .( 1 'ft tU r Hirt riaitn. Attirnrj Generti Cartier wsa tel. i.ij.Ih J to, and he in behulfnf ' . Giieriiuitiit. replied that every e . nji-b- ti. ri-tiTrst the raiders. Ai' I s stnntit hi4 issued by Jus' ! sjuinnr 1 1 urt, aid Mr. IA: u . . R teh i'-, l nr pirtner c' II ' suo.-ht then i.lencf of Cr nf I-. cm. a btri.n body of police tj e:. ! ' rant Tin Chief waa Hut 1 1ml ,i-'. Iter Mime t- neratlJll hi ti -h h.-1 -diiu'.t- ui l. s daty or rigi t to .i - - V 1: il ' j pro 1 Me war- I ; , aiid at uraed h; ' I the m irr nit, be relacti .ith tltiii tu IJk tlu m itur n. iu considerate :i fi r 'areeqaister ! f hcur, but in tbe nie.tiitin i be must hi I his il liner. .Miwrs. Ediuui. ' i-id U.;ctin l . I exp1 lit i tn him that it was a i.ise of enur,- i i-y, mil that tf anythini: was i . be done it r I U .. :n 1,111.1., o tbe robbei would be be 1 the naili nf tin- uffleen, But Liuiulhe I I In:. ill -iisttueted by his n.ployers. wj 1 nviMit it. ninl he should tski- t tue to h. k u ! uust uli Il ! (' i.-t tble Bisso-1 th" next Il it willing -nt t ! , tiit.-a- I i d h. r I. U'gM the . cer i iti.t. ninl he expn-- l'i i ti. - i tie M.irrant !. . im'1.!- .ul ihn..indtd iii. .t him Svl the t'lnefwas- I ! Imrli.ll ni. h'.urta e. . 1. 1 j stal ''-'s rt i,ut t. 1 in- ti- h n 4 un-e now i ni' ti-l er-m town of the w I areater mrt ! then n . i. I '1 (-- i.'ii u!.. seven i. uf .lu lie ( ..iirs ;. ere p'. i . ' lueil cu I uiistnh -. Ih . MTlrcu.i.,: tin- lirnui Truc t: . . I hut ut. 1. ul.'t-iU f.-iricg 'i. i re-arnst. t ii.i-l- bad tf wn ' timi n. nv 1 1 tin ni 1. ive bt n . sun'.-.-iel 111.-;- li-f( .luring . i- -1 -.ie direi.-t.uu "f efut tiee 'lt- e-i-iftit it.utui-e L.i his lie to i- -t .ii - i with the indiTc- l 'n-t- I pssMtiir. ovtr fn- in" y plaiu c th it ai' i i nl. i-e r 1 1 i - luit is i. ii. : ' . tioii bL-fore itie f. v ' mg .lis; -.i tj I i . . i deep mi. ..I -- -tic'ili ..hit -tee I'i'Uii "i. an i : i- :i I ... that the city u i wt .si. lu- i rNi.iHili ti. ii..-M Ail. ins II inks serte-l thit Jui.'-t ir-ii w.u pended, as well i-h the Chief ot I1 ' T1J. t IS It - -.. 11 II 11 .11 ' 1- Attliecxnuiniti mot l.iiiiotbe.viic.M mtri ji Chief of Police-, on Weeineslay. Jodgv I our sol testified that some ten days ..o Ik t. .d Iismotbe iu answer to a question, il.it it the prisoners were diM-h.irgnl, the niniey w i Id liave- to lie given bak, a. id that he si. t. 1 Ismothe acted on this opinion. Thir itj. no order of Court fur the oelrrerj "i t'u money. The Judge al-o declinod to i .)-- an opinion whether the delivery w.i - : under the i-ircuni-tuiie-es. A precio.. this ' ..p.i Mr II A. Sowle-s, uf St. Allans, j- amined mid testified as lullona 1 n-preelit Ilie St. Alln'.- Umk i.i ti tiooal Uaak. On FriJay or ou .""i Mr. Limothe ai-urtJ uic i.n. a -liver up the monies extie-pt upo-i tu dtsoh irjpe in writing troin Ihi' pit' it should be 'lelmard. I hl lut ings in regard to the sjfett ot tue .. washed to sat sfy lusclf by caii ii tbat the monies would li-- site, .u inquiry that might oxi-e during the the investigation relatn e to the i. : j 1 1 .. I i nl. t- t . atli i WUi :n C-, a:. I I , o! an I ampler committed at St. Albau- 1 Ii 1 1 cu'i i here at thet time for tbe purpose i.:ti. 1.4 sie. to secure these monies iu case of .-in urn v ..cil disposal of that case by gauge lour-..! , and frun a-'-urances that the Chief of LVuc gue me- at that time aud on former occasion .a St. Johns and elsewhere, I did uot insist up. 11 su.-h su-is being .aken to secure these ui .i..'.j aa otherwise would hue done. On the siiue dy the Chief stated to m- th it one of the gctleroeu representing one ul tue St. Atbitns hanks came to him and hid in hin pos- sessii.n an iustrnmcnt fur punching, and iu con- t versation in regard to the mome- 'nelongiug to , the bank thi person represented, he mfei red he would like to punch a hole thronh them for the purpose of identification, although that tri'i. tle witn said nothing direvtly 011 the ou. -ton V tide at St. Johns, I was told by JuJe Coursil that 1 the monies hail been entrusted to the 4 h.cf cf Police, and Jie gave us tbe a-surim-e that the monies would be safe iu his hands. 1 And further deponent suth not. 1 KnwAnn A. Poitlf-. I The indignation of our community the discharge of the St. Albans bank tiicis is intense, and increasing as tbe nets hecom ' known. If what wc tee and bear is any in dication, the country is ripe for the repeal of ' the reciprocity trcatv, non-intercourse with Canada, and absolute prohibition of right of way across our territory for any Canadian. Tbe course of the Canadian government may possibly modify this feeling to some extent ; but it cannot extinguish it. Protection of the rronticr. jroaTJUtT osnm rsoa ces. dix. Headq'bs Dep't or the East, . New Vobe Cirr, Dec 14, 1S64. j Gesel-al Oedes. No. V Information having been received i these headquarters that the rebel marauders who were -n.lt nfniiintM- .nit rnbherr at St. Ali it.-. V. . aT( beta duchirgel from arrest, and th .t u' 1- tttv may fnl-e rrr, ni. l if captnred. they are ur.il-r ii i rircu'i' x:i i to t.s surrr-nilerea, bnt are to tie i 1 1 tu .u"?j Iv a l. ivrtersJr iml and puni:.1. im ' 1 iv .ii .rti ii 1 1 . 1 h -1 0 ir Oeneral ronti't. nz' w II tit ii.' f i' t i-S'-ei-i' the authuritv istl -n V i i tn tlie i'l1"' -t extent, ue ler the rales of l'-rnmznzl I .- i!1 ciwlia-d States u B-jir I to fets ns i'.'Wi: hostile exjd (K'.-'wi'h;ii r..ii'ri! t'r t " , rid flying ton liir vn asyiutn aftir cjrm tt'rrr 'i-is nf dc pmlaiiun within oar own; u:li in cscrci-e of authority Inving becomi- ind sjiersi' to prt'tert nur aid towns fn ni ine- nd irli-, apd onr ni; Ii- tn -1 .,JLley aad murder. It : earnestly Sir I itlnttke ii.hahitants of our trw tirr Jis- tni-is w,'.: .il.vi ii frjm a'l ai-ts of rtt.il.ition on acf"ur t i f ilv ,.a'r i".' c..ni"i.ttc.i ! rt'U-t rj-i-nu ir f: d tait pri"i.r 1 1 .Minof re-Ire-s will lie bit t ihe acrion oi'the ru,'l v ..u'hi rities. By cunroiaud t M.I. GFN WX. T! , ' .zli. K ut r if. ..1 the ex v' 11 i -.rdin' " u rns if. 1 n i-nlj hi.'.: .:s 1 , (.ut it sir. k- r,( tlii-c i t " I'MI't ) Oitf'' 1 . tin .- nre U'riTil :i tla- ! ul rt.il uns ht vui j-j-e uf M!i 1 nt m.-. we fc' ill 1 1 it ( 11 n 1 1 T iy - .IV -i. ! 'It W -.t ill ruti: w tv in. 1" z'', l'i it we ! r i 1 : -tn 'ill 1 i'i" v ! IlT l. 't . i-tvir either tl at me hid r . il we .uv in.- ij i i r .1 t eithir w y 1 . r g j-t jilt a t" iu It- m it:r fernt'-n. '' 1 I'vitn i-''-', win. 11. S .1 I..W, , A rviv hp- pill, 1 1. . uti It the xrt'tec 1 m and fnini tj. rc , t 1 1 .1 it ittLti, re- i' ft 1 win h i'l- -i N 1 S ttf r m 1 , 'i-r h nrn 1 f.-!..,- u.. . m. ' It! rr. I-i th t t .. ul lit H ti-i.-' tin- i 1 1 -ne ceiil i :i a - . i c-e i . i. Vrwi ijib. i .it li g!.t 10 a i rik ri i w.i. -t V :t :t i is tl.i rot p.. I st-. - 1 ' nl nil f eT. 17 . l"i. - ii- hm t.e 1 1 tn'.- i-'ii - ti .-.t.i i-rn- tlli i'm lli.l i i..t.a :..t.i ii. utril tirntu l ti 1 ,- n i 'nod. . luturn' immn im . ' fri in i in.li! i. ntili lr nt-t r will rtp .rt tu r-. !ii-r.re 'n..-.ujj the t "uihy psrtie-. . t.i ti. t-1 1 . i l.i- ti 1 1- t. r "i-.li i i.e in fiursiut uiui-.ua v'. M U, HEX. DIX. ii. -.. vi no II .1 I INF. A I. (. i I Mond iv n or- . 17.1' P M .sis: i at, Ii is Ihii un !. iiiii.thr wss intro t . Porternebl last it : -lowing what , tn.a iri'ingjj tor di ii i - N in-ur: l'i..i e .i-o.: "i' iwtll I Ii tiicn ii In r. -irnition. hoping i.iii .11. Iml 11 is --no go," and ! 1 ' l'i ! t u u i - the r 1 i ! r- o'f.Tfl lioiuls for in li e it iirli". I I11 jil lament 111.-. 1 rilii-itl ai! cutiiiromisc ! I' r 1 1' He -.'(!! money. . . 'i- '.' "1 U'. 1 ilitelly ful- 1 .s'. ,f .11"- Hi-!.-. Tour-ol i A J 111 I c lu-t'.i 4 of the citi 1 ii 1 isi. .'at laeciing of the 1 1 e n e ilie I. M it ,1 r,;..jr, .! iwit1 i Sit-in1 iv m.Tn- We r.-jiret lo lieu- a rumor this morning ef a colbsi ui s nd to hse taken pi ue yesterday on the line 01' t'l" Gianl Trunk bet ween the Gov ernment Pol ce and a party of ten or twelve per- , sons si.l to l.e the esitipel raiders, in which sev eral p. 1 -ons are reierted killed. Yo have been onsl'lc to trieethe report to ntiv reliable au- 1 thor.ly, uii'l trust it 1- entiril ui.true, or much t exacz'-r it' d 1 A corri-p I'.ui.f wutt- us . Deeccniber 10, 1 IS''. I I iiim- iut rceiveil reiiatile irformation 1 from s-iriii 1. e hi-h 1- to the effect that tbe rai .. 1 - c"-.si-1 at tVit noti.t on the morning of the I' Ji. -.in 1 .i.! to I 1 n tlicr way to Kentuckv 10 j. -i .li-- '- c itiim i-j.t, situate 1 a' present not lar t L. tosMlle. m fist sitste. ('i R-01.'-ln I-.ION. The Montreal Wtt. if e 1 ,ib!i-lies .n iilfni:i proclamation of the Q.i. hi, u'nt.d (let 11, Pfl. ordering that :..r 'itu. tl.i Canadian Pat lisment relative t -.' . e x'r .'tition of fugitive ff Ions, should lif t-' - "peration. I i. Judge Coursol m.i '. bote overlockid. in declaring that a. : e in lor want of tbe Quc.n's . pproval. Some Sti ong Illnts. T.ic Munttcil WiBc is gi.ing tbo Mon trcaltrs some food for reflection in eomo seig gestiono like ti.e full -wing, which wc take fruiu :!ie Witness of the lil'a : V, .11 the news c: the extraordinary libera- I i'l"-St Mo. 5' 1 1. ie---, and returning to tv -. fhc -. -i-y bei 3? totheSt. Atbacs ruLi.ci b 1.1 1 , e think that country i : '!uu:i ..cquc-ist way to get rid i . v . '.e tc La involved in war :r - J--n--'.i .n- 1 -.r.i iia nagistratc, over win.11 they have no control, is a tremendous cimci : ociTT. The ci 'irse Canada has taken ors wo! ery probably :l n fhi. t: necireticity : 1 :. r . -,iir in old times, j . . t - . t... . -i.U haee I ' : st-i " I ;hif ef ! . . d - r- u d ers wbo 1 . .nsch-riri- of the ' II,.- -.W.J ri -ler-. ties. X w that the , a -ai . ai I u..cx- . ' 1 MsgMrate a a, t .- be .un to r 11 j, cru t of 1 r a. x, vi t a to at all our voi- uc 'it s cus ut e. dered on permanent du ty along the frontiers to prevent raiding from I either side : and aa this will involve a ereat ex- pene, 1'arl'iamect should be cilled together im i mediately to lay an additional tax upon evei7 habitant, firmer, mechanic, manutactarer and ' merchant in the country, to raise a few millions I fur the purpose, all which may be charged to the account of Mesrs. Coursol, Lamothe and i those who have aided and countenanced raiders ' and muling. 1 This decision may be a laughing matter to tbt'So who have pocketed a shire of the money stolen at St. Albans, but it will be no laughing matter to tbe honest, hard-working, peace-loving men of Canadi. V Bio Tmiso ma Moxtreal. We cut the following from one of the secession organs of this city : "We hear it stated that the money sciied by the r oilers at St Albans, delivered up by the ch i f ..f police, was not tvken awy by them : tint thry have taken away no rooney;orat least birch tnmigh to take them to their re'pective hi n-. Whnever, therefore, profits by this. I t . they do not. We are told that they have I ft it m trust tor uemery up to their Oovern nii ni. as well as to pay expenses here. As fir ..a the latter is concerned, the fond is hrge, fur there i a good deal of spending in ninety thous and dollars, even of .meneftn currency." The -bote ninety thousand dollars which Mmtreiu-1 has gaiaed, (please in form us of the pit p -tuins in which the various friends of the riiilers, official and aon-ofbeial, hive profited?) will lie tbe dearest money that ever Canada ou tline I, unless pranptly refunded by our gov-imiu.-nt to the rightful owner.. We re-curd with very great satisfaction tbe uniminity of public opinion here in eon lirmning the conduct of Judge Coursol and (' . plain Utmothe in tbe matter ot tbe raid ers, especially the giving back of the money. linlti l e-do not thinE there is an individ ual who justifies the latter act, unless it be thus.- who profited by it. This unanimity nn tU- right side in a question of integrity and morality, is the beat indication that has civum-d for a good while of a healthy state nf opinion in Montreal. Tbe public mind has I.i iT so debauched awl infatuated by the -i'p' i-trii k and ealumniea of Confederates .ni t .mliderate organs, that any symptoms in rituiii to a sound mind are of exceeding 'n.it due. and we trust thn whole nefari ii i- iiu-iiicss of the raiders will yet be over lul. .1 tor great good. esjeeially if the Gov e iiRit nt 1 the country and city set prompt ly in r pairing the wrong done Montreal i I'ss. ItixA. Tn Kmoers' lloorr Cl-ima-is -or a Post . .i Ii The act of Chief Constable Lai. i. the. in giving up nearly $VO,000 to tbe rat U-r-. has caused both resentment and eon ' Mcrii.ni n amongst those nearly eoneerned. I $ l'.'.lHHi uf theaoove sum was money not taki n tmn tbe persons of tbe raiders at all when they were captured. A boot $7,000of it w.ts found in vanoas places, such us in a 'vim and on the highroad, od wa given up by tin- individuals finding it to Mr. Kemp, Uu.ifl nl KreUgbsborg, for his safe keeping ; whilst 12.000 of this sum wa resigned by . m ni the raiders to n tavern ke-cpe-r in Fre i: si org. tbe raider afterwards making bis - j. , and not being one of the thirteen '.. were discharged on Tuesday by Mr. ( .hip- I. These various finder", also the ta etn Kier at Frelighnburg. received from Mr Ki iup a receipt for the saooey so deposi t i witn him. and. we believe, now look to n: i. I r it- restoration to themselves. Mr. K in, will hring this particular part of the bail isiness before the Police Committee at its inn ting this afternoon. Montreal Utiles-. tlWSOl' VKIt.MO.NT, A.I). 1SGI. An A.t m addition to. and assendawnt f sec ton s eu of chapter sue haadreJ and thirteen of : (itneral Statntes. it i 'I-r. '.y enacted, SC. S- I The seventh section of chapter one Iibmh land thirteen of tbe General Statutes, - nil I- inn n leil by adding to slid section the n r - : llowing : I I . itherof said acts be perpetrated with 'i ' ii. ti rt in the "day" time the person so of twiii i - Jill on eonTieticn thereef be punished . ) ,::i; r -nunc -it in the State Prison not more th it Mi j ear-, or by fine not exceeding one th-tuiam! dollars. Siv 2. This act shall take effect from its passige. , roved. Nov. 15. 1S64. An ct in addition to chapter see hundred and th rteen of the General statutes, entitled "Of oflences against private property." It is herehy enacted, lie See. 1. Every person who shall cemrait the offence of larceny, by stealing of the property of another, any clotbiag, doth, yarn or wool, hung ont or otherwise exposed for the purpo-e of be ing lined, or bleached, or any clothing blankets, or robes used or placed, for use, in travelling, in any ve-sel, steamboat, car, carriage, or other vehicle, shall be punished by imprisonment in the State Prison, not more than ten years, or be fitud not exceeding five hundred dollars, or both of - i.d punishments, in the discretion of the c "irt, notwithstanding the property shall not exceed in v due the earn of seven dollar. Sec. 2. Every person who shall buy, receive, conceal cr aid in the conceal men t of property nnm il in the first section of this act, knowing, or huv ing reason to believe the same to have been stolen, shall be punished by imprisonment in th" State Prison not more than ten years, or by fine not exceeding five hundred dollars, not withstanding the property shall not exceed value seven uolfsrs. Sec. 3. It shall not be necessary in the com plaint or indictment, for the offences named in this chapter, to state the situation or use of the property, but if tbe seme shall be proved, the court shall render judgment agreeably to the provisions thereof Sec. 4. This set shall take effect from its pis-age. Approved, Nov. 18, 1S64. An Act to harmonize sections thirty-eight and thirty-nine of chapter one hundred and thir teen of the General Statutes, entitled "Of of fences against private property." ( it hereby enacted, ic. Sec 1. If any person shall clandestinely or with intended secrcsy, commit any cf the offen ces described in sections thirty-eieht and thirty nine ot chapter one hundred and thirteen of the General Sututes, such person shall be subject to the penalties provided in section thirty-nine, and if any person shall commit any of said offen ces openly and without intended sec rosy, such person shall be subject to the penalties provided in said section thirty-eight See. 2. This act shall take effect from its pts ssge. Approved, Nov. 21, 1S64. An Act to prevent the defacing of private property and natural objects by advertise ments. is hereby enacted, 4 c. Sec 1. Without the previous leave of the owner all persons are prohibited from advertis ing their wares or occupations by punting or posting notices of the same on fences cr other' private property, or on rocks cr other nttoral objects. Sec 2. AU persons violating the provision of tnis act snail ie pumsnea Dy anneorta dollars for each offence, to be recovered before a justice of the peace, one-half of which shall be for the use of the town in which the offence is commit ted, and one-half to the nse of the prosecutors. Ssc 3. This act shall take effect froa its passage Approved, Not. 18, 1S64. An Act prescribing the duties of County Gerks in certain cases. It 11 hereby enacted, ic Sec. 1. It is hereby made the duty of county clerks in the several counties In this State, to record, in a book kept for that purpose, all she rtss" commissions with tbe oath or othce endors ed therein, and all recognisances taken by the ju fa of the county court, out of court, for the appearance in court of criminals confined la jail, and fn cass of the loss or destruction of the orig inal commission or recognizance, a certified copy cf tbe record so mode may be used as evidence of the facts therein contained, In any court In this State Sec 2. This act shall take effect from its passage Approved Nov. 22, 186 J. An Act rcqifj-ing Notaries Public to psy the county clerks' recording fee. It u htrcby enaettd, ic. Sec 1. All persons who shall receive certifi cates of appointment as Notaries Public, from the several county courts in this State, ami who shall cause the same to be recorded in the re spective county clerks offices in thisSttte agreeable to section eighty-six of chapter twelve of the General Statutes, shall pay to the said county clerks the sum of twenty-live cents for each such record. Sec 2. This act shall take effect from its pas sage. Approved, 'ot. 15, 1S64. An Act for the appointment of State Geolo gist ii htrcby tnacttd, ic, Se. 1. The office of State Geologist is here by continued with a view !o encourage the fur ther developement of the mineral wealt1) of tbe State, And it shall be the duty of the State Geologist, hereinafter named, to give counsel re specting the openings to be made in mines and quarries, wb.-n desired by the owners thereof ; and faithfully to alvie and assist all such per sons as may employ him in any attempt to dis cover new mines ami quarries, er to encourage the working of those already discovered. Sec. 2. The Assistant State Geologist under the late survey, Albert D. linger of Cavendish, is hereby appointed and confirmed as the State Geologist of Vermont, for the purpose contem plated by this act. Provided, however, that in no cae, and under no circumstances, shall said Geologist charge to or receive from tbe State i anything for expenses or services rendered ; bu I in accepting said office it is understood that he woks to his employers tor any compensation that he may reasonably deerve to have for any pro fessional services so by him rendered. Sec. 3. The Geologist shall keep a record of such new facts rehiring to the geeJeey of the State, as shall come to his knowledge, andti-D. mit a copy or tbe same to the lioveraor, when requested bv hiss, for the use of the State. tec. 4. This act shall take effect trota its pas sage. Approved, Nov. 22, 1S84. An Act in amendment of sections fifteen aad eighteen of chapter one hundred aad twenty three of the General Statutes. It it hereby enacted, 3rc.t See. 1. Section fifteen of svkl ehaptar shall te so amended as to read as follows : The directors are also sutbemed to fix the salary of tbe superintend at a soat not exceed ing five hundred dollars per annum : to employ one of the resident clergymen of Windsor, or its vicinity, to officiate as chaplotn at a sum not ex ceedrns; two hundred and fifty dollars per aa nam ; and to make such further redactions in the expense of tbe gaard and police of the pri son as in their opinion can be dene with safety to the State, and a proper discipline ef tbe con victs. Sec. 2. Section eighteen of said chapter shall be so amended as to read as follows : It shall be tbe daty of tbe chaplain, on every Sabbath, to hold, in tbe prison, at leaat one re ligious service, such as is usually held in the chnrches of this State, and attend to instruct the prisoners in their moral and religious duties, and to visit the sick on suitable occasions. Sec. S This act shall take effect from' it. pas sage. Approved, Nov. 21, lS&i. An Act fixing the salary of the Judges of tbe Supreme Cotfrt. It it hereby enacted, ic. Sec. L The annual salary of each jnde of the supreme court, shall be twenty-one huad drtd dollars; and it shall not be lawful for any judge of the supremo courtto demand er receive aay fr for official servkus by him performed either as a judge or a chancellor. Sec' 2 Section three of chapter one hundred and twenty-six of the general statutes is hereby repealed. Sec Z. This act shall take effect from its passage. Approved. Nov. 22, 1S. An Aet relating to state's -ttornks. It it hereby enmrttd, ic. Sec. 1. In all prosecutions before justices of tie pence, upon complaint filed by any state's attorney, the state's attorney shall receive such fee as provided by law, fer town grand jurors for like services, which fees, in ca-e cf cenvic tien shall be taxed In the bill of costs against the respondent Sec 2. This act shall take eatet Irea its passaje. Approved Nov. IS, ISM. An Act reguktirg fees for justice writs. it hereby enactor, ie.. Sec 1. The fees for writs returnable t a justice ef tbe peace sbaH be as fbOews : On book account or note, fifty cents; ea all other forms of action one dollar Sec. 2. This act shall take effect from its passage Approved Nov. 15, ISM. An Aet in addition to chapter one hundred and twenty.six of the general statutes. 7i hereby enacted, ic. Sec. 1. From and after Novemoerfirst, ISM, until the first of November, 1S65, all keepers of jails shall berentitled to receive, besides the sums now provided by law for fuel, diet and washing, for state or other prisoners, the additional sum of one dollir per week. Sec 2. This aet shall take effect from its paosage. Approved Nov. 23, 1SC4. An Act in add .ion to chapter thirty-six ef the general statutes, entitled "of depositions and witnesses." It is hereby enacted, ic. Sec. 1. Any person residing in this state who shall hare been appointed, or who may hereof ter be appointed by tbe Governor or any court of record or any other state commissioner, to take depositions in this state to be used in such other state, shall have the same power and au thority to take depositions, cite the party and witneoses to appear before him, and compel such witness to give bis depositions, as in said chapter is (riven to a justice of the peace Sec. 2. This act shall take effect from its passage Approved Nov. 21, ISM. An 'Act amending section six of chapter thn ty six of the general statntes. It it hereby enacted, ic. Sec 1. Ssction six cf chapter thirty-six of tne general statutes, snxu be so amended as to real as follows - Any person wishinz to take the depositions of witness oat 01 court, snau eitner cause person al notice to ce givrn oy tne magistrate taking uch deposition to the adverse party, or a cita ation signed by a justice, notary public, or mas ter in chancery, to be served on the adverse par ty, if residing within this State, and in case such adverse party reside without this State, on his attorney if residing within this state, in the same manner as the service of a writ of sum mons, which citation shall state th. time and place of taking sach deposition, and shall be .served so that sach adverse party may bava a. reasonable tioe to appear and be present at the tsJdsg of sach deposition. See. 2. This bUl shall talis effect fron its passage. Approved Nor. 15, IScU. An Act to provide for taking affidavits, deposi tions, and acknowledgment of deeds of per sons in the service of the United States. It it hereby enacted, ic Sec 1. The- affidavit, or depesition cf aay person without this stats engaged fa the regular or volunteer service of the United States, cay be taken by the colonel, lieutenant colonel cr major of any Vermont regiment in actual ser vice; and for the purpose of tatongthe affidavit or deposition of sach person the officers above named shall have power and authority to ad minister the necessary oaths, and the affidavit or deposition of such person, if otherwise taken in accordance with law. shall be received and I may te used lacvwence m the sams manner as if taken br commissioner or this state, ap- pomtea 10 ne ueposioons in ciner state - . "rr w "r7f",or'"a orany.nterest.thtreu. witbm tht, sttts. of an, ""W: .v0- volunteer service of tie United States, rait be -Acknowledjred before. either of, the officers named in the first section of this act. Sec 3. This act shall ttake effect from its passage Approved Not. IS, 1S54. An Act requiring the Qairtennostcr General to submit his accounts for examination, i is hereby enacted, ,re.. Sec 1. The Quarteransttr General ef tkli State shall annually submit a statesatnt of his accounts in detail together with vtmehers, to the auditor of accounts, tbr his uasaiBStion and set. proval. ' Sec 2. The anUorcf aoeouitsabll not draw an order in fevor of such officer, until such ac counts have been examined and approved by him. Sec S. This act shall take effect from its pas sage. Approved. Xov. 22, lf04. An Act in addition to chapter ninety. four of the General Statutes re-sting to tbe sale of iatoii catingdrinks. It it herety enacted, lie. Section 1. That whenever any agent appoint ed under section four of chapter nioetv-fbur of the General Statutes, shall procure aad sell any intoxicating liquors in the lows foe which he has been appointed agent, without Snt hasiag ca tered ioto a contract with jh select nsen of sail town as to compensation for bis services, shall ho liable to all the ;n.iltie3 as are provided for the offenses of a common seller under said eh ipter. See. 2. This aet shall take etfset fruia its pas-age. Approved, -Nov. 22, 166t. An Aet in relation to hacks surrendering their charters upon becomins; banking asscciatisns under the laws of the Coiled States. It 11 hereby enacted, ic. Sec 1. Any bank iticurporated or erfeaBized by s-othority of the. State of Venn ont, which shall become an association for carrying on tbe busi ness or baa Icing uatlcr tne laws or tne United States, shiiH be deemed to have surrendered its charier, if it shall have eossplied with tbe re quirenwats of this act; pronded. that every sneh bank shall nevertheless he continued a body corporate for the term of three years after the time of sneh surrender, for the purpose of prose eating sod defending suits by ami against it, and of enabling it to close its concerns, and dis pose of and convey its property, but not for the porpose of continuing under tbe laws of this State the business for which it was established. See. 2, Wheel a bask at a meeting of its stock holders, has voted to beeoate such Association, and its directors have procured the written con sent of tbe owners of two-thirds of tbe capital stock te make the certificate required therefor by the laws of tbe United Stater.tbe cssiier shall pub lish notice thereof for thirty days in such newspa pers as may be paWished in tbecouaty wre-ethe bank is located, not to exceed two in namber. and send a like printed notice by mail to each stockholder: pronded, no stockholder shall be compelled to tike his share ot stock in such bank formed under the provisions of section one; bat if such stockholder declines to enter into such a-so-ciatioa he shall be paid the value of his stock by the new otptaiMtioo. the asaeuat of such stock and the value tc be de;.-. mined by an appraisal by the bank commissioner, as it was on the day of the vote of such stockholders to surrender tlierrckarte. Sec 3. Ii shall be the duty of tbe bank com nussiooer, daring the time of hi annual exam ination and at any other tisne in his discretion, to examine all banks who may re-organize under tbe provi-ions of th.- act, until the entire cir'ti linon ensued by seeb sflsoc'iation as a State bank, shall have been redeemed and destroyed, so far as to rouble said commissioner to certify in his annual report, that t lid bank has given good and soffieient bonds for all its liabilities, and how many and what amount of bills are in cir culation, of the issue of the bank while organ ized as a State hank. Sec. 4. Such bank shall give a bond to the Treasarer of tbe State of Vermont, subject to the satisaanon ami approval of the bank co mmisston er, far the mil and prompt redemption on Je- sd, or all tne Bills o: the bank issaeii before becoming sach an association. The boad to he changed or reduced from time to time, as the nils of toe tans mar be destroyed, by consent of the bank commissioner. Sec o. When a bonk furnishes to the bank ccsnmisstener satbtsctory evidence by the 01th of its otacers, that all the requirements of this act have been complied with m relation to such bank, aad that it has become a banking asocia tion uader tbe laws of the United States tbe comsaissiccer shall notify tbe facts to the Gov ernor, who shall cause notice thereof to be pub lished in scenenenspaper published in tbe county where such bank is located, tor three -uccessive weeks, and the charter of the bank shall there upon be deemed to be swneudered , subject to the provisions of this act Sec i. Notaisur in this act shall be constru ed as releasing such State bank or association from its eottgatioa to pay and dMCBirge all the liabilities incurred by the beak before becoming sach national asooiation. Sec 7. This aet shall takeueffeet from its pas sage. Approved Nov. 2. ISM. Union- Peuo.f.bs is the Sotrrn. Col. Be del, of the 3d X. II., who was oaptarod in the storming of Fort Wagner, near Charles ton, July ISth, 1S63. and who is one ot the o facers lately exchanged at Savannah, avert That tbe rebels are taking advantage of a growing discontent among those Union pris oners who-e terms ol service have expired. Rebel emissaries represent to these men that our (Government will do nothing lor tliciu, and as tbe rigors of winter and want of food are having effect on them, they aro enlisting in tbe Foreign Iiegion, and taking tho rebel oath to obtain work in the government shops. Col. Bedel estimates that tbero arc 20,000 Union prisoners in South Carolina and Geor gia. S far as he knows, negro prisoners have been turned over tn persons claiming tbetn as stares, excepting those captured when be was at Fort agner. many of whom were butchered. There have been 1,600 Union officers in tbe vicinity of Columbia, S. C, sinee Octo ber last, without any shelter and with scanty rations. The . condition of these officetrn is deplorable, and tbey have to ray the most exorbitant prices for every thing. An au thorized agent named Potter, who claimed to be a native of Rhode Island, gave $2 in Con federate money for orders for 1 payable at the North. No one dares to show tbe least sympathy for the Union prisoners ; but tbe negroes are their friends. Escaped prisoners always End negroes ready to aid them. It is believed that -everal hundred Union officers and sol diers have escaped this fall. Thi Eastern Yt. IIailsoad.' Tbe Com missioners named m tbe Act incorporating; the Eastern Vermont Itailrood, met at the Is land House, Bellows Falls, on Friday last, andzed by choosing Hiram Harlow, of Windsor, as Chairman, and J. D. Hatch, of Burlington, as Secretary. A committee was appointed to procure n survey of tbo Road, who have employed D. C. Linslcy, Esq., as Engineer and Surveyor, who with a corps of competent assistants-will commence the survey before the first of January. Xbe proposed road runs from Windsor to Bellows Falls, pa tbe Vermont side of the river, and will be needed as a connecting link between tbe Vermont Central and the lower roadstbo Sullivan road having becom; tho property of tbe Northern New Hampshire road, which will take control of it, after tbe expiration of .the present lease to tbe Vermont Centra, which has bat tw- years to run. It is be lieved that the rood can be constructed with lower grades and for less expense for bridges, than tbe Sullivan, and will doubtless be rap idly poshed forward. Killed. On the night of Decanter 3d, Cap tain Aionzo ti. n nuney, ot me iwenty sixtn 1 mM Suits ,,... ., tp, be a ! &n from mt of 0!lr own ltt . th r Sixth Sew York. It is stated that ho bad ln- 1 CtttK Km Ynrh T. a . I! th. V- 1...1 1 advertently got in advance et the pickets, and . , Mpposejbto &rebd. H!. .iand was in I .theaV ftaUyon Monday morn- morning. Captim vt tutaey was formerly a pri rate In a Vermont regiment, and passed Casey's Board as a captain. He was about twenty-six years old, and a fine officer, whose unfortunate death is much regreted by his regiment ffti Un Bead Cor.. W Y. Herald.