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The Little Years.
I.,, )nr ' the-e years ! the naughty year-,
On they were pretty things ;
finir f4iry Ynt-flls caught our ear",
1 ur eve- tbeir glancing wings.
1 1!'.- flitted by our school-toy way ;
tr. rfcawoi 'he little imps t play.
.ne iii'.m moo for tricksy elves ;
Tuey brought the college cown ;
With thoorhtful books filled up our shelves.
Darkened -or lips with down ;
Vlaved wi'i. ocr throat, and lo ! the loot
V manhood had become ourown.
Tier, -raiiiiif, stretched oar chiUab m,
Their soft bauds tnmraeu our nair ;
;st thf deep thcofht within our 'yes.
And krt .t glowing there ;
San- .iifn f li'ipe in oollepe hall,
Hiight fancies drew upon the walla.
Th-.v nVhed i.l-'f us love's ""ft"' gem :
Tliev showed u of feme ;
Siout-harted work e learned from then.
And honor more than name-
And so 1 hey came and went awny.
We said not'go : we said not stay.
ltut wie -wrrt day, ben I0 a
And ct ill lcvei hroucht me thought,
Whu harv mil- drew forth rayeyes.
And wi with deep shade fraught :
That div I carelessly found oat.
What "rt these elves had been about,
Alas tins- little rogues, the years.
Had fouled me many a day ;
Plucked half the loeks above my ears.
And tinrcd the rest all gray.
Tuey'd left roe wrinkles jrreat and email,
' tear that they have tricked us alL
a ell, (rive the liule years tbeir way ;
Think, speak, and art the while
:t up the Ure front to the day,
tod make tbeir wrinkles smile :
They mould the noble living bead ;
They carve the best tomb for the dead.
Robert Lowell.
t.u Grant la-recommended the trml of
t ir ration reeiMurnendeai by Prof. Horsford,
.uid hilt a million of it has been ordered. It
i-ntf-'itute- masted wheat for " bard tack."
writ Mmsatp- in li.c place of tail berti, pork,
sc.. and self raisin;: flour in tne lalaec of soft
Dread. t.r a matching ration. Thirty day
I 11 .rslord's ratio nan be carried with le-
oitTn ulty than right of the proerit ration
1 1,.- Kiehiuoud Krnaiur thinks tlie peo
ple exhibit a wonderful philusiphy in Iwar- j rvlrl Confederacy
in up ii-cVr tin- ettormous prioea now , t. flVnioil ,tum. ..! tls
charged lor erervtiilnj:. It reluarks : i
A breakfast tlt in the first year of the war, to Ukcn tbesimaluoewis mo.ements of
war eost the dollars, r in tl.e s.-cund year the Union armies, at distant points around
Mien dollars, in the third year thirty t,. ,erritory, to those of an
dollars and tbc l.mrth year tu fittv doliars. . ,
K, ,1 h-reTcitrsno w.r.i-", .c hv e.da. oIm- round its prey; and
ny ot f-mirtsriMin. It is lookeii apon as a
mrti'-r of r."trne. with elodnna;. A
-ui: thr.t tilty diillars in ltil, now cots
Svp hundred or a tliousaad dollars, and pur
'liaif think they are petting jrwt barcains.
Ti.f - pbiinsofihy in all thing!., bat in
nine i- it exiiihitd in a pnaater degree
'i -a Hi tin uuUbrr f prices. Ween draw
lin;: tr.Mii 'lie conclusion but the gtult-'-ra
fsct that tin- people axe determined :
tliynr willine to suiTer and endure all
rt.incs fr tltr iiideprndenee for which the
( otedeini- rme are struarftns: ; that m
onns '- aear. trathimr, too iMstly, so
tlv r. i, tlx reward in the end."
Tmj t I'usial Act The rs w c: re
U. n V' t tiir postal laws, provides that ail
,i.,n).- i' It-tu-rs, except letters lawfully
Si.Lf i. uid duly certified letters of soldiers
i I-. r- in the service of the United
-ui.-. uiie'n are deposited for uiailing in
n: I tbct l trw-United States, on which
:ie i-unid. shall lie sent by the
: lie po-iM i-ier t- the dead-Wtter office in
V i.-i in-i-.n . and all letters depn-ited for
m.iiiiii .it paid "tUy in part, shall be tor
ij, .l t. tbeir deetioation, charI witli
tin unpai : rate, t.j be eollected oti de'.Tery.
W -.!. inton tlispateh to the Pott saya
!. Pn-shlent Johnson, it is understood,
1- pl-te,l liimself to total alistinence for
c next jour vears."
I I.' Hr. hu- valuation of real and per-
'nil property in the State of Illinois is ofii
i uiiv ststn) at $35,7ei53fi.
The j n scot endowaieot of Andorer Theo
l":ieal S minarj. including buildings, and
tin iari' us funds, amounts to GM.(Hl0.
I carry out the proposed enlarirnient there
will K D'--ded $170,(KKt muru, mafcinf; a to
tal cn..owuient f SfMJ.U00.
Tlx Moruiousbaye eommeaced cutting a
c.uihI ' t magnitude far exoredine anything
t tin- .us ocr undertaken in the territory
'-fori'. i .r the two fold purtsne of irrigation
.ud i.niation. Startiu near the bound
aries ii ? tub and Salt Iake Counties, it will
'.mil! us way along the Ks-tern side of the
w Lterin; ties land on its course, in-
11,11 ; -ry considerable tract yet unbro
k' ii. io.I midline a t liious in tbc city, a
-li in li-t.in.f Sooth and AVest of where tbc
arb.-si.ni well being sunk : its entire length
Ik in" 'er tl.irty-two miles.
'i . "Nvietary ol tbc Treasury has sent in
xruciiotis Ut the Assistant Treasurer at
New York to anticipate the payment of the
Ma mtt-re-t Coupons on the Five-twenty
loan mIi. ncTcr be maydeetn it advwiliie.
h i- -i.iti -l that a marriage ceremony was
i -vutly (vrtomted in tiranby. Conn., dunnr
. .ffi. i.iiiiig clergyman "lorpit himself,"
j-. that "the tamil and friends of
i. . . - ; " might ! watch.-d over. The
oi"-'.ii it crfered sosteHbat with the sol-
eiMMit-. .i the prvctwdiugi.
t in j or .-hat of borc fhr the cavalry dur
,n - the vear has been about 5IK) per day,
a inch is Isothe average rate of their de-
rncfon The cavalry of the Army of the
f on n vas twice remounted during the
-i mgi'i months ol the present year. The
I . hi. ' i. .11 ol the country seems u be able to
. ar tot immense drain upon its horse and
..ilt- d tho stock, judging fioia the cut-
f.L i . . e, gives, no signs ot exbaii-tioii or
.uiiiu.tion. The quartermaster's trains of
.: armies, average one agon to every 24
.. n r; the field ; and an army in the field.
11 quipped with artillery, navalryand
ii. require one hor-e or mule, on the
ie, to every two men. The number of
r. s and mules is neatly cquul.
man named Hoot was killed in the ne
at Sunderland, on Saturday afternoon
by tb- 'mrsting ot a grind-tone An
vtorkmali, Rolliu liniy.na'l hi-Lg
n at tin' same time
I, -
t. I l.ivid Dillon, ol Sv.;iniih, owner
... tt.c etc uiier Amim. reontly rac away
r oil Vuo-'M, Ga., wi'l. bis I. at. uoii
-al'ly down tlm Sarnnrui. liver to Sjnvaniinli
with her He took his ttuiilv ami seventy
bilt ot . ..u.ju along, and devolved the rel
el s itiLrl, tne n.utc bv dispUvinj a rise
d true .
On l-iiiurdaya lalsirer in the Tnn.M.r.
l. artinent. nanittl Janis, whrre -v.tci.i.,i
out on. of the r.nn- ii, that building, riekrj
up a lckage ointainiirs lTO.Ortfl." With
hoaesty a rare as it is -...HidljlL 1st n- ,
tuml it to Seer, isrv MrCvllucit.
'il ic wis a s-: .-.,1 i.f llragsand some
Uokes u, the first uliei dea-patgUs tilut
it battle st Eiusjoa,
KO. V. .V: ft. 1:
JUllra J
. I! K HI) I IT.
New Hampshire Klcctiun.
As was csjeetci1, the Republican curried
the election in New Hampshire by an in
creased majority. All the Council are Rp
mUioans, nitss out of twelve Senators', and
at least, 100 majority in the 1 loose. In the
1st district, where two Republican candid
ate wore run. Marslon (Rruh.) is elected
by (509 majority, and Rolling and I "alter-on
ar; re-elected in the other two districta by
3000 majority. This gives New Hanip-biro
a full Republiatn delegation.
The Itepuhlican majority brt year wim
5,6G6 ; tbi year in 1 13 town- heard from ,
it 5.R91. Said tbe New York World a
tveek ago, in eoiameittinj; upon the ainra-i,
if the Detnocrato lire 'alone taill, nnd
Hronr; poll, aad n pull altocether, they can
redeem their S:ate froi the tbralldom of the
radicals who now control it.'' The "pull"
Hamas to baae been the other way, and "the
toraMom, a too norm call- it, ts deeper
than ever
Xew Hampshire h the first of the States
that has held an election since the I'n-i-Vwtial
campaign ; and the increased major
ity lor the Republican ticket, shows ounelii-t-ivrly
that her eitheM, at least, do not at
all repent of the result of that eata
naico, but are more determined than ever
to have the authority of the United tate
obeyed, and President 1 jncola acknowledged
by all the States that formed tin- Union.
The Amuwmlti.
(ec. ioottV exemplification t nim h1'
proposed to treat the rebellion, was significant-
Spreading his finjrers oot wide, he
gradually doted bia fist as if athering and
erufhinc; sometbiiuz in bis hand. The poll
ry which he thus indicated ls been su!
stantially toUowtd, and tin irno hand of the
t'aited State is rapidly closing upon the
J much ridicwle was heaped upon "tbeana
j conda" when K was found that the crushing
iin of toe- ribs ol the rebellion was nut at
once ctiapleted. But the operations of the
hjst yur have had a very anaoooda-like ap
. pearance. Tbt coik faavt- become tighter and
! tighter, and bones have crushed at every
tarn. It now looks an if the last aad fatal
; squeeze was at band. The C'oulederaev,
pushed and crowded into Niuthern Viriu
. ia and Weatern N'octb Carolina and South
! Carolina, u suficating. The rell them
j selvt see the end approaching In a mta
reriew of tbeir situatioe by Hi-nrj A. Wise,
after showing how. by mismanaanient on
tbeir art, at; he considered it, tbey had been
broken to pieces on all aides how indeeisite
and bloody bauleo had been fought, fertile
districts lost, munitions and supplies sacri
ficed and cut off in very quarter, he said :
Fst Ksher hiu mllea. aad by Grant's crass-
hag the Chick -uV-a.uij and the Jamec without a
Mow', Richmond and Petersburg are both be-
sieged, the line of railroad is cut and the army
is advancing and threatening from every point
of the compass. Sen. Scott's programme, at
the beginning of the war, for oar invasion aad
dVstrucrton, is fast tending to esnsamonlma
We are cat into fragmeaits of territory, divided
by the Mi-sitsippi. sol ia every sect ion driven
into a elasa interior aad -breed to sdf-reHattee
apart from all the rest of the world.
The news of the fall of Charleston reached
Rngland on the 4th of March, and caused an
inn mediate advance of two per cent, in Uni
ted States bond, and a decline of four per
cent, in the Confederate loan The Iondon
7(m savs :
The iuflueace of the nuoatat at Charleston can
hnrdly be exasperated, aud ita aural effects can
not but be must iwerral on the conduct of the
war. It is seen that the population nf the south
eastern States are not able to oppose the march
of the s'ederal armies. The advance from Sa
vannah to Charleston seems to have been as easy
as the march from AanU to Savannah.
The Landon Slor regards the fall of
Cluirleston as premonitory of tl- utter over
throw of the rehclliifti.
11 Army and -Ysry ISaztiU says :
The evmxmiou of Charleston and Columbia,
aad the eoMientrauoa of uW garnsor., will
strengthen the bsndsof Itenu regard. Ilaidee and
1101. but the Con (nitrates are placed in a posi
tion of exceeding great danger, from which it
will require greater genius than even rv and
llavis hare yet exhibited to extricate them.
The purpose of Grant becomes more nhvinus as
the eamjiaigii proceeds. He bold- Lee fast, and
thus paralyzes the strongest arm and neutralize
the greatest force of the Confederacy.
The Times -ajs .
The mil of Charleston is a victory which will
recompense the Federals for many labors, nod
(ucourage them to pursue with reneaed vigor
the conquest of the South. Wc believe, although
the South is now virtually shut out from the
world, that it will eoatinue to shew uuabated
obstinacy in detente.
The My A'atex contents itself by edito
rially dctsiling the operations of '" Sber
uwn in a strain of eulogy.
iTbe Meminj Pol argues that Charle-ton
was evacuated as a strategic necessity, and
savs .
Sherman's movements have been characteritcd
by foresight and accurate oalculatious, the malt
of which Wco him in the ibreaost rank of the
generals of the present day.
The Uverpool Ptt in an editorial, con
tending against the probable war bctwtxti
Kngland and Ameriua, says :
I In a note from a member of the Government
reeeivwl in Liverpool oo the 2d. wears' the hi
ve lowing psiEB : " I hear the eity is uneasy
vhout America. We have, bswever, more pa
cifie nnd satistteary'deolanitious from the Uni
ted States GoverBHteat than for alsng time rtt
baa been the case."
Tbc Pot thinks the new Minuter to Wash
ington cots out to rcciiiiucelai the words ot
awny recently transmitted acrus the
At lun
Tlo terrible lo ol lito during the present t
war ba lircn often sorrowfully ramiweiiitd
on ; aisit of itsell i- sad indeed. Hut as tend- '
ing to exlmn-t tiw power of the loyal tlatt
it i- !' !.it. It i-often remarked ,
by travellers thai the towns ami cities of the 1
Sunken StaMs -otci as full f turn aa ever ; ;
Miid any public (-evasion fills tin; striUs wjth .
a crowd a- ddise e tbre' jar ug". The
rmsou is that the lo- o! men in war mis not
lattl -o !.: as .! liJt'Ul.l .1. ItliK 'Oli
.,!.;.. The Cliisus tallies show tl.at the
i pupubttua iaiTtsbt at about tic l of 2i
per cent, a year, besides tbc increase by iui-
tnij-ation ; that is, taking the loyal inhabi
tants Rt tw rity-threc millions, two million
three hundred thousaml in four years'. Tak
ing the aljc-lodled men at one fifth of the
whole, we iuiTe four hundred and sixty
thaumnd ns the increase. Now t!ie lo by
death and entire disablement in wur rnnnot
It) set Iiiirlier tlmn three hundn-d thousand ;
, tbereTore the loyal States lTe actually more
', able men titan when th war begun, and this
t roakin no aeoonnt of tfic hundreds of tlwHis-
andd that hate come Uy thU country from
foreign lands. ,
It is to be borne in mind, also, that of this
300,000 lost, a considerable would bate
died from natural caun-s, during the four
j years, while the increase spoken ol is the
actual per ccntno alter deducting the ususl
proportion for dtathr. Thus the actnal gain
of the loyal States in lighting men, is eten
much more than above reckoned.
There is no danger of cxbau-ting the fight
ing population of the North just vet.
Utter Fisheries in .N'cu" Hug a ml.
The gradual diminution of fijh in the New
England rivers has become a serious nvit
ter well descmns of more IczisUtivo at
tention than it has hitherto received. Muny
rirers, which hnt a generation or two ago
furnished annually large quantittc" of pala
table and wholesome tood for the people,
now fail to give any quantity worthy of no
tice. The question, whether this failure is
unavoidable, or whether it Ins lieen ooea
sioncd by causes which need not cii't,
which can be rcmaved and whether if re
uoved,tbe rivers graduallycan he replenished
with fish, i- a very iuiiwrtant one. We fee
that ju-t now it is under consideration by
toe Massachnsetts Lsgislatore ; and from a
report of a hearing before h joint special
eoiniuiltte upon the resolves of the legisla
ture of New Hampshire last week, which
we find in the Ilostoa Journal, ye take the
following interesting extracs :
Jwlee 11. A lie! kiwi of New 1 amp-hire, wno
ippnrrd as the agent of that State, stated that
immense qwmtities of shad aad salmon were
formerly taken by dthsena of New Hampshire
from the Connecticut, and that fishing was then
a very vsjunhle and important interest there.
The salmon stent to the upper water of the Con
necticut, and were found in all Us tributaries,
hat had ceased to pass up since about the year
1S00. on account of the cacartrnctkn of dams.
Shad and salmon also went up the Merrimac in
very great
abundance until the comtrttction of
lk .lam at T . u tmim in IHtA
There was no reason why MaasachuseUsshould .
depnve tne citixcaa or ew uampsmreoi va:u-
aoie mureets necaaxc soe caaaceo to nave tne
outlets of her rivers. The general proposition
wa the same as between nations tha ooe State
must exercise it right of dxaaaia so a not to
interpose any ti anessitry obstacle totheeajoy
meet of the rights aad privilrgts of any other
people. Ttse same rake appBed as betweea inds
vidaal. In regard to the Merriamo river, the Massa
chusetts LegWarure required of the Essex Com
pany at tavnreaeethat they saouM provide and
Biatptaip suitable nshways in their dam, which
should be acceptable to the County Commiasian
ers. They censtructed a fishway of no value
whatever for the purposes mteaded, but on ac
count of the tittle knowledge upon tads subject,
it was accepted. Iu 1S4S. the Company applied
for leave to increase its capital stock, aad the
Legislature seised the opportaaitv to require of
them that they should settle with all the owners
of fi'hwaya above the dam, hut they went no
ranker than Lowell. The introduction of fish
would bring a greater variety of food within
reach of the peop4e,aad a larger popahuxio could
be supported. The speaker argisrd that the pol
icy of Mauathimtla never intended to be
atanUoai-ws to keep epee i these rivenfor , bj gnd Wertford bar,- fitted their quotas,
the pft of fish, aad the isaporunoe of keep- j
ing them epee bed been repeat edry deetared. If t ami the account of deficiencies, at noon lo
it had been abwsdeafd it bad beea done hxad- ! (aTi stands thus :
vertently, aad 'he might interfere with this ; ' , , .... .
da. in the exereJeeof the right of eminent do- Charlotte 2, Essex 1, Milton 8
ratta. The sum of deficiencies for this di-trict at
1'rof. Aswssia. who hail beea reqaHtted te.l
inform the Committee apon tab sabjest, stated!
that he bad paid great attention to the subject
of fish, which had bta a presaiaeni study of
hit lire, and he was famtfiar wha their habits i
as tar as they were known. To begin with tea
natare of the fish the great dulderatam fcr
their maWraieatsMi aad grewth was thvt they
shecld be pi&ceil in eewiitiens genial to their
antare. We hwl seen fi:hes itiaunish in num
ber and finally vanish irom places where tbey
were at one time very eofamoc. The oUtsehi
have been chiefly mauufaetaring eatabtishments
which have thrown into the river deleterious
substances, acids, dye-stuffs and all -orts of mix
tares, bat still more by the buitdltrg of saw
mill. There is nothing so injurious to the life
of trout especially, and salmon aa the dast re
sulting from saw mill- which, when soaked
with water, no longer noats at the sartaec, bat
at every depth, and destroys the fish by its ef
fects. They die very fast from this cause, and
can no longer multiply with success.
Observation shows it to be a fact that fishes,
in-lodjif laying their egg- in places tbey gen
erally bvunt. at the time of propagation seek
other places where to perform that act, and
then leave their tg-s to take care of themselves
while they return to their natural haunts.In con
sequence of this natural instinct, which no hu
man power can control, these fibe- will seek
those places even if they are not as favorable to
tbeir condition as they may have been before. I
.Much leas precaution is required to restore fish
is to those place which they have abaiHwaed, if ,
the mechanical obstacles to their ascent are re-
moved, or if a way is providtd by which they
may overcome those obstacles.
I'rwf. Agassix -upported his opinion by his ob- '
serv-itions in France. The wHera part of Frauce I
is traver-cd by brooks emptying into the Khine,
which were in loimer tines filled with t.xmt. I
which were greatly celebrated even in ancient ,
tiniee by Latin puets and others. These brooks I
became depotaihted until hardly a trout could
lie found, and on a visit of the Professor to a
fauvly in that neighborhood an apology was ,
made lor the absence of the tradittonal timt !
from the dinner table The fish are as plenty '
to-day a iu aneient times, having been restored
to those waters, and manufactories there are as I
prosperous as ever 1 oe rroiessor remvraeu taat
k- hli,! e could do as much as Irenchmen
omen !
This I
have done bv folluwin; their eiaBiple.
... . , . t . v. .. v I - :
result has been obtained by two humble individ
uals, of whom one was a fishermsu. There has i
never been any complaint on the part of the !
manufacturers, arsl science has been benefited !
by the experiment. I
Prof. Agassix continued that in iu 1S10 he bo
pan experiments in the artificial propagation of .
fish, ami he believed he was the first person in j
this country who had done it. He did it fur the ,
take of ttudv. He raised them in his wash basin
in hVa bed-loom, where ho raised trout, white
fish audi number of less valuable fish without
taking much care.
The tntnner of constructing a trough was il
lastrated; and the statement made that the fish '
in pas-'ng over dams did not go in the main ,
current, but lit some distance from the shore. .
They found places where the current was least '
and the tewest ottftruciions weto to ocuvercuuir.
The cost of a suitable trough sufficient for a
fall of not more than 10 or lo fort, would be,
perhaps. S160. If the fish-way is to steep that
the curreut will be very difficult to overcome,
cross-bars shiaiid be arranged on the sides to
check the sied of the water and to allow op
portunity for the fi.b runniug up the stream to
nst tbemelves. By this means fish might pass
up the stecja-t fills. There is no diSculty in
mtorins fi'h by these ways at a nominal cost.
In ISo.' he visited a friend on the north-wet
cov-t of Ireland who had such fish-ways as h
had dcscnbwL The fall was about i0 feet high,
and be stood there half an hour ami saw saluwu
rush up in such rapid eucer-ion that two men
with hand nets threw them out of the trough iu
great quantities, slnse of them weighine 25 and
SO rounds. He had seen salmoa repeatedly
resting oa those ways and starting the mctacot
they were disturbed. TLc Professor said that
fishwajs were knuidabV .nly totboee whokmw
nothing about them. The difficulties In ascesd
ing rivers can be easily oTerccme. Only a Srw
hundred dollars for budding wooden tte s were
. rwwt . 1. . -.-J...lL.,ku.-.nl.l
ird ay. to like the lots of anet toafith- ,
neeueu. iney mnav or imucsmiii mvj
ertnan. of no greit loss to one who made fishmjr
apron able buSs!Dt. eren if two or three we,?
carried away iu a venr
I'roC Ari; ii state.! that the revenues dVrive-1
from the fisheries in Europe wereenornxu. atJ
it was an important item in the matter of fcod
for the people. lie fxit some illustntien, by
ktstin? fact in regard to praetioal experiments
in Krunee in relation to fi;h
In reply to inquiries, the I'rofessor stated tbnt
the paKe of a rirer by etmmboats constituted
no objtacle. The Hhine was eoLstantly rwviru-
fait l.i LtotauiM lImm, w.ff U nn.
j oerous than they were a century ago.
CoamKT in AhveesiTt. The Hichmoud
.Examiner ol March 13th, sees "twocheerins
and encouraging fratuns in the situation at
j. lesi nt." Alas for the situation that has
only two cheering features ' and such fen-
tares ' One is that the farmers are coming
forward proniitly and liberally with sup-
ilies.so that it i- now "certain that at least
the army of Gen. Lee shall not be starved
out of Virginia." Truly, that must be an
infinite relief; tbeir main army now will
not be starved out ' ltut Sheridan has been
busy since then with the railroads and ca
nals, and all the supplies the farmers of Vir
ginia can haul in on wagons to Richmond
won't help Gen Lee s commissariat much.
iiut the Examiner makes more of its "sec
ond feature." which is that some of the reb
el Generals "are tired of that bullying sys
tem of the enemy, which the Confederate
government las hitherto most meekly home
with." It goes on in a column's length to
praise Hampton's letter to Gen. Sherman,
threatening retaliations and the shooting of
Sherman's men like wild beasts. So, says
the taminr, "we are about to sec the Yan
kees taught a new les-on in the art of war.
whereof they stand very much in Deed." It
lavs been for some time prettj well understood
by the Yankee-" that the rebels were masters
in the art of brutality to prisonera and de
fence leas men : that there was anything fur
ther or more horrible to he learned of them
seemed hardly possible. Rut this rebel pa
per says there is. and draws encooragement
tberelroai in the despairing state of affairs.
What to be thought of the cause
that ran be thus encouraged ? What, but
that the oft repeated fact rains another proo!
that the essential spirit of slavery and the
slaveholder's rebellion is barbarian, not cii
ilizcil. lteeriflrla? la Yrmat.
We learn from Superintendent Meade that
the men lacking in deficient towns, at the
4 business for last week,
follows :
1st District, I'J
3d o2
3d 114
Total. 195
Against these deficiencies, there is a snr
', plus (Irom towns which hare more than fill
I ed their quotas,) of 654, divided as follows :
' 1st District 22 ; 21 district 189 ; 3d dis
i trict 2T.7. This district will thus, when the
t deficient towns haw brongbt op their quo
, tas, hare a larger surplus to its credit, than
any other. The deficient towns in this Coan
. ty on Monday, were as follows
Charlotte. 1' Milton. 13
Colchester, - Underbill, S
, Essex. 1 Wrstiord, I
Since then, however. Colebeater. t'nder-
noon Thursday, was 70.
St PaTKirc's Dar. In spite of the nn
favorabh state of the weather and streets,
the celebration of St. Patrick's day pass
ed oil. Friday, with distinguished success.
The procMum formed in the morning at 9
o'clock and marched to St. Mary's Catlte
dral. where High Maes was celebrated sod
a Sermon preached by Rev. Father Carroll.
The Procession, headed by Chief Marshal
Murphy on horseback, then marched through
the principal stmts. The heantiful banners
ot the Hibernian Societies and the stars and
Htri, borne in several umees in the pro
cession, decorated tbc column. 'lie Bethel
Hand, and a drum corps, furnished the mu
sic. The procession made a highly impos
ing appearance. Iu route ended at the
City Hall, where the audience was addressed
by Mr. James MeClaughlin, followed by
Capt. Lonergan, in an eloquent ad. tress, de
picting the misfortunes, wrongs and glories
of Uid Ireland
M. I'alrirk's llov.
The afternoon exercises at the City Hall
Fri lay conduced with the prcaeatatioa of a
beautiful green flag with approeriate emblems,
to the Society of Juvenile Hibernians. The pre
sentation was made by Master MeGwin, and was
acknowledged in behalf of the Juveniles, by Mr.
MU fiVel Mulqueen, in an appropriate speech.
Tbc day closed with
at the American.
V large number of the Hibernians, with a lib-
tn representation of the feir sex, were present.
. excellent style, the guests
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after supper passing into the targe dining hall.
which haii been cleared of tables, and afforded a
fine opportunity for promenading to the music
of the Itaisl. which was duly improved.
At alaalt 11 o'clock, Mr. Murphy. President j
ot the Burlington Society, called the assemblage !
to order; and the regular toasts were read by j
Mr. John Michaud. Vice President of the Socie- 1
ty, as follows : '
1. St. Patrick' Dan The dvy weoelebrate, 1
All Hibernians sbouU his virtues emulate. '
Dricfiy responded to by Mr. lMward Murphy. !
who returned his thanks to every In-hman who I
bail contributed by bis pretence to the proper
lebratiun of tho day.
Vmir St. Patrick's day in 1
'-. Tkt I'rtndtnt ot Ms UniUd.
Honest Abe Lincoln.
The Scotbern Confederacy may he seas send
Responded to by Mr. G. G. Benedict.
.Us. ic Hail to the Chief.
3. Our .Yiititt Land Our own green Isle,
Su long opprrt-ed by cruel Saxon.
We ask you just to wait ahile,
nd her oppressors we'll put a tax on
Rwikinded to by Mr. John Micbeaud. who is
cited.wita spirit, a poem iu praiss .. Uriu, 'wm
potel by an otneer of the Army of the Potomac.
.Uuiir Hory O'Moro.
1. Tke Star Spanned Bcnntr
Vi itu .t ttnpea aad ita stars.
May it soon wave triumphant, cVr the rag with
tbc bars.
Uesponded to by Mr. Daniel Flaherty :n some
patnotio liar.
.Vu.tr-The Star Spanried Banner, urn
' Mr. Val-trean - and p!ay.l by
5 Thr Priatkoorl
Whether here in his parish in charge of bis
Or adraiat-termg comfort tu battle's rude shock,
A good father e find htm. So here at our
We will fill up a bumper to the health of our
fries t.
Responded to by Iter. Father Carroll, who
spoke fcenHTiy of the peculiar duties of the
IViettaoed, aad of the fid'Hty to them of the
Irish laity.
jlssir Marseilles Hymn.
6. Vnmonl, Our .1iptU Stmtt
Of Suite taev may boast; but who can taunt
The valor or courage of the men of Vermont ?
nespondeil to by Hon. G. W.Oramley, Mayor
of the city of Vergennei, in a very happy and
effective speech, fall of telling bits, in which be
Tindicated for Vermonters the right, which ev
ery nation claims, to boast of their native land
and illustrated the statement by apt quotations
from the ancient classics. Goldsmith, Wbittier,
Sate, and the I'aalnw of iMvid.
.Ifsaic VanV Doodle.
7. Irtland and -fatenca
TteS am rock and Eagle together wilt twine,
So that both 'eeth one tmsMr will form into
Responded to very briefly by CapL John Lob.
s. 'J'ht Armi and .Van
Itespooded to by G. It. Digdow, Esq., who
expressed hH regret that so memhrr of the OM
Irish Brigade vat present to respond to this
sentiment. He praised the patriotism of the
I rash Soldiers, and brought dow the booee by
as anmaoaattheekne, ia praase of the Praia
.tfaric Red, White aad Blue.
9. The men of 'So;
We drink the memory of the brave.
The fsrthfal aad the true;
Some tie far off beyond the wsve.
Some steep m Ireland, too:
AIL all are tone yet still lives on
The nunc of those who died.
And true men, like sou men.
Remember them with pride.
Mr. Joke Hogao, in response, recited the poem
of Shamaa O'Briea.
10. JisfiajiiOA
The Queea City of Champhun;
Its pnisnerit should be drank incbampagto
Resfwndrd to by J. B. Wheeler, Esq.
It. Tkt Prat
la the midst of war we have peaceful Tinea.
And a Stnlintl that with lemocracy chimes.
America's boast an oabndled rrrt ymt.
Te each and all we wish hearty sMoeees.
Resporded to by Wm. H. Hoyt. Esq., of the
l!t Tkt MtmoTf a II aaiao Kver
green be the marel that deeb bja tronaied
Besprmdrd to by Hon. L. B. ImgWaby
12. Tkt Laditt
God bless them, both
We heps the amides
be wives.
i aad wives.
to-aigkt, amy aext year
ttespowled to by Mr- Jas. McLaughlin.
We were unfortunately obliged to leave the
Hall after the nth toast, sad lost the succeeding
ipncbea We learn, however, that they were
all highly appropriate and eotctive, aad were
received, like these which went before them,
with long and load applause.
Letters were read from D. C. Liasky Esq..
and Surgeon Gen. Thayer, who were unable to
be present, which our limited apace forbids our
copying. The entertainment closed with some
songs by the ladies. Miss McDonald singing
"Tenting tonight ee the old Camp Ground,"
Miss McLaughlin's giving "St Patricks day."
and Mm Aagdiae Papinea singing " Mother,
is the battle over." These were finely song,
and received with abaadaat applause.
At about half past sae, A. M . the assem
blage broke op, with the good order aad deco
rum which characterised alt the proceedings of
the day.
The celebration, ia spite of unfavorable weath
er, must beast down as a sacceM. The turn oat
of Hibstaiaua was anmtrani. the music excel
leat, the public speeches good, the banquet
pleasant. And as long' at they celebrate with
sack, goad order and propriety, we shall say
success te the Hibernian.
rrefeeiaa ef the City Ceuncll.
Both boards of the City Council met ac
cording to ail inurnment, in the City Hall, at
7 o'clock P. M . on Saturday evening hut.
We cotsdense the report of proceedings as
given ia the Times of Monday morning.
BoaKD or atngaarN.
Present Aldermen I tames, Blodgett,Taft
awl Dodge.
Alderman Taft, president fro ttm in the
A infcsagr was received from the Common
Council, through tbtir clerk, Mr. Hoyt, an
nouncing the passage by that body of "An
Ordinance establishing a Fire Deiatrtmeot,"
which wa- lead, and on motion of Alderman
IMge. oniered Co lie.
(The rule- and regulations embraced is this
Ordinan.a- are subatantiatly the same as those of
the late Fire District No. 1. of Iturlington.)
Aldermiin lllndgeit introduced the follow
ing Joint Ucsolution, which was read and
adopted :
HevUttd, That the City Council meet in Cos
veatioe oa Monday morning next, March 20. at
a o'clock, for the purpose of appointing two
Street Commissioners, three Assessors, an Over
seer of the Poor, a City Attorney, three Ceme
tery Commissioeers, one Constable, a Superin
tendent of Seheok, awl three Auditors.
This resolution was amended as to time
of meeting, which was set at 2 P.M., on
Monday. The resolution so amended was
adopted bv faith bards. J
Alderman Dalge introduced an Ordinance
relative to common prostitutes, w hich was
read, considered and adopted.
(This ordinance provides that every person
ubo shall be convicted by the Police Court of
tian; a prostitute shall he punished by imprison
mcl.t not more than sixty dns, or fined not ex
ceeding 860, or by bath sakl punishments.)
The Hoard adjournod to 1.30 P. M., Mon
day. March 2A.
Present Tbc President, Councilraen Wor
cester, Loomis, Arthur, Brink. Miller, 1U1
lou, Beckwitb and Walker.
Councilman laMnxis pre-ented Ordinancea,
1st, Relative to establishing a sytemof ac
eounmbility in the expenditures ot the city ;
2d. In relation ti the layment of taxes :
and 3d, Itebitive to tlie pis-ting of bill-, Ac ,
which were read aisl telerred to the Com
mittee on Ordinances.
(The Ordiuvnce estahlisbiog a system of ae
eouBtability in the expenditures of the city, is
exceedingly lengthy and important. It contain;
1ft sections, snd has evidently 1-syi prepared
with great care Our limits w. II not allow us to
give even a brief abstract this morning.
it.e urainance in relation to tne payment cr
t.vM ,rv,vtyi-d Oil Ik. CVtl-f T a . k . 11 ,
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upon receipt of th city tax Iiat, give notice in
two dailr papers nf the city, that the tax lUt is I
in his hands for collection ; and all taxes paid to
htm -sithin 15 dxyi from date of notice, than bo
Babject to a deduction ot thru ptr tint., to be
allowed to the person or torporVtlon to paying
their tax. The Collector ii ilio to tTe poirer I
by J to enforce payment at any time of any tax. if
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fsnm town or other clrcnmjtaneea as mar make
o. .w,iii , .i-v,ri
The Ordinance restive to wstinir bills and de
facing buildings and fence, prtrf ides that
icinff baildmn and fence, tort idea that
IT 1 mju busii utxit SUV rv uut.-i artui unuivuidVS'f
ini? -20 and cot less than Sl.l,
A message was received from the Board of
Aldermen, announcing the passage of an Or
dinance relativeto common prostitutes.which
was read and referred to the Committee on
The Common Council adjourned to 1.45
o'clock P. M., Monday, March SO.
H1011 Water. The rapid thaw of the
past few days has taken off nearly all the
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snow, awl in many places damage has
been done by the consequent high water.
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The ice in the W inooski broke upon Tho rs-
day, but is dammed in several places. The
water is over the intervales :both above and
below the Falls.The woolen factory was com-
polled to stop work from the rise of water
Friday. Many sawlogs were carried over
thedams, and all would have been swept
way but for vigorous exertions by all the
available force.
There has been considerable damage done
in our streets by tho flow of water ; Main
street in particular is badly cut out.
At Montpelier, Friday morning, the Pemo
bridge over the Winooski was swept away.
The braces to the piers on Academy bridge
over the north brunch were also torn out and
in Bast Montpelier and Darre bridges were
swept ofl. The Journal says, "some of the
groceries) in our village have seen morcwatcr
this morning tlmn M usually to be fouutj in
The Connecticut has broken up at Spring
field, and the Hudson at Albany.
Rial Estate changes. Ii. J. Helnoberz
ha sold his bouse and lot, on the west side
side of Pine street, to Mrs. S. A. Piatt for
SHtfi ; Charles Paradis his brick boost: nnd
lot, on the north side of Maple street, to
m. ,. toneil, lor s:,uw , Joan jic-
Carty his house and lot, near Green Mount
Cemetery, Jl. S. bite tor $iW, CO.
French his bouse and lot, comer of lUnk
and St. 1W -trecu, to Gilla?rt Smith. Jr.,
for 3,400 . FJias l.vman bis house on the
sooth side of Main street, to Dimes', for
$1200 ; Frederick Smith his cottage on the
west side of Front street, to Michael Court
ney, for $600. Tim
FaVXTTXVILLE, X. C, is one ol the largest
plaots ia the State, and prior to the rebel
lion, was the centre of an active trade in
turpentine and cotton. The adjacent coun
try is well supplied with piBeforests,furnisb
ing tar and turpentine in great quantities for
exportation. W lUiin a few miles, and on
the river north of Fayetteville, are large coal
es, which have been in active operation
for a number of years. With its oocura
tion , the recapture of a very extensive ars
enal and works, built at enormous extet.se
eome years sioco by the goveramtnt, which
the confederates have, it is said, used almost
incessantly for the past year or two, in the
manufacture of arms ad munitions, is se
cured. Fayetteville. N. C, is distant north-east
Irom Columbia, as toe bird flies, about 140
miles. Sherman, at Fayetteville, would be
within striking distance of Raleigh, 55 miles
above, and could, doubtless, with Porter's
co-operation, soon open the Cape Fear Kiver
down to Wilmington. 95 mites.
A correspondent of the New York JteraU
makes the confident prophesy that if Lee is
oWigod to leave Richmond, the eity will be
burned and blown up. Not a stone will be
left, if Lee can prevent it, as a memorial of
tbe place where the city now stands. This
U all jmmtnon.
Harrison Prindleof Manchester. Ad'j of
the 14th Vl., has been appointed Paymaster
in tbe array.
Albert S. Kenny, asst. Paymaster U. S. N.,
has been confirmed by the Senator as pay-
in full rank.
Tbe following confirmations have also
been made.
JohhJ. Oolton of Vt. to be additional
Paymaster ; Lieut. George Dewey, U. S. N.
of Montpelier, to be Lieut. Commander ;
Lieut. Col. K. W. Smith, i5th Army Corpc,
to be Colonel by brevet.
Lieut. Col. A. S. Tracy, of the 2d Vt.,
has. on tlie urgent request of Generals
Wright and L. A. Grant, withdrawn his
resignation, and purpoecs, in a few days, to
rejoin bis okl aommand.
John P. Stockton, democrat, son of Com
modore Stockton, was elected United States
Senator by the New Jersey Legislature, on
tbc 15th to succeed Mr. John C. Ten Eyck,
Rev. John B. Perry, ot Swanton, has
gone to the front unJer tho auspices of the
17. S. Christian commission.
Trie examination ol Ilczekiah Payne, on
suspieioryvf being cor racd in the St. Albans
Raid, was concluded at St. -Albans last week,
and be was committed for trial at the next
tcrmol Court.
Drattleboro Items.
Adting Assistant Surgeons Jf . G. Brooks,
and 11. F. Smith, bavo recently resigned
their positions at tho General Hospital at
Brattleboro, on account of pressing private
business ; tho former goes into private prac
tice at Chatlestown, N. II., and tho latter
at Castle ton, Vt. Both ol these gentlemen
have served in the field with distinction, and
leave many friends behind thea, lor tieir
great devotion to their duties lad kindness
and courtesy to all.
Lieut. Col. Brown, lato of the 5tb Vt.
Vols., who recently died at Harrisburg, Pa.,
was buried with military honors at Brattle
boro, on the" Uthinet. ; notwithstanding
the bad weather, a large concourse of sor
rowing friends assembled, and the services.
Loth at the church and tbc grave, were
solemn and imposing. Col. Brown was
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greatly Deiovrxl try au wno came in contact
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w,to D ao1 ul oeaUb Is deeply lamented.
It was giTnfo.l of Welt Fairlee, not Kib-
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b wbo the vote on th0 Constttu.
tional Ameadaent last week.
upon any building, fence cr posts within city recurred to us that he was a man accustomed to ,
limits, without the con-ent of the proprietors. . indulge la that way; nor was any thing of that
Persons detacing building, ic., shall be liable sort suggested, evea privately, at the National
to the penalty for violation of the Ordinance, 1 Convention which nomicat-d him. He was uom
which for each offence shall tie a sum not exceed- I inated by a temperance man of Tennessee. He ,
in A GaiiT Faixt ix x Great !
m .a i a 99 r er . t t r.t
from the restaurant ot the U. S. Senate, (which
we supposed had been done Istiz aeo as it bid
- I been done by the House.) was Vice President
no I Johnson. We have met Mr. Johnson many times
no Jonnscn. venavtmetJir.jonnsonman71ra.es
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1 came to w ashington from a sick bed, trrl, since 1
1 toe inauguration, nas sunercu irom uinrss.
may be that on account of weakness he stimula
ted himself for the exciting sceneof the inaugur
ation, and all1: too much; or it may be that he
has not passed the terrible ordeal of the reethoii
without acquiring a bad habit. It is the siddest 1
thing we ever knew on such an ccetsion; but it
., so omy Decvuse 01 the highsr , omcetns onem.-
er holds. We saw, on the meht preceiiing the
inaurn ration of President Taylor, many Senators,
tTarlor.rn.inv Senators.
, of both parties, reeling in the SenateCharaber ;
' lunging on to their desks to steady theaet.es
in drunken debate and oie of them, the then 1
j democratic and now rebel Foote of Mississippi,
! brutally wailing another Senator with his fist;
and we levrwl from a Senator ef Kentucky, 1
,hlU ,he (,raBirn relf, W4J ,n, . 1
(firming the drunkest Democrat as a foreign
! ,l!,n4,5tr' 'IV ,?!:,Y"?ariD.fcr?1'!t.
called the attention of the Chair to the fact that
the Senate was without a quorum, and formally
protested against the power or right ef the Sen
ate to confirm. So much for druakeBne-a is a
democratic Senate. Walton' t Journal
The drunken displays made by three dem
ocratic Senators in the hist Senate, were fre
quent and notorious ; but the democratic
journals, which are so horror-stricken over
Mr. Johnson's ' incoherence," had never a
word of rebuke for (Arm oh. no.
It is stated, and we trust truly, that Mr.
Johnson has pledged himself to total alxttin
ence for four years to come.
Important Oxusa ar Gin. Gsant. Tlie
following highly important order by General
Grant, official records show, will aneet jobs
covering over half a million hales of cotton,
sixteen thousand barrel) of turpentine, five
thousand barrels of tar, two thousand bar
rels of resin, and one hundred thousand bus
es of tobacco :
A N'tw Government Loan. It ia stated
that on Wednesday, the Secretary of 'the
'Treasury made arrangements ior issning a
loan of six hundred million dollars,
authorised by act of Congress. The
first issue will bo of $300,000,000 on the
15th of June next. The notes in form, de
nomination and interest, will he in all n
sjcts like the pre-ent i-sue of eevea-tfair-ties.
Tbey will he unlike them only in tbe
tCTiod of time fixed for convertibility. They
wiil bare ten months longer to run than th
seven-thirties before tbey can be changed in
to gold bearing five-twenties Ity a very
large class of mveeters, this difference will
be considered to impart a greater value to
the now issue. The baUnco of the $600.
000,000 will probubly bo a year longer in
maturing than tbe June issue. This time
will be definitely fixed as tbe sales of tbe
June issue approach their end. It maybe
that tbe balance will not be required at all
that tbe first isue of $300,000,000 will
meet the necessities of the (iovernment. It
is expected that this first issue will be dis
posed of in about three months. Tbe sgen
cy of tbe present seven-thirties, with all its
machinery, will be employed for tbe whole
of the new loan. !
Taxis is Dixie. Tbe Richmond Sentinel
of March 13th, has an abstract of tbe Con
federate tax law for 1S65, which says :
Tbe taxes for 1865 may, therefore, be sum
med up as fat Iowa :
tin all prseerty (except tor run credits, coin.
ic), e-ght per cent, on the TahtatKo of lsoli.
On ooin aad foreiga credits, twenty per cent.,
and on boilioa, ptale, jeaelry. Sc. tea per
Oae-teath of alt the prod actios! of the soil,
as established by tbe present law of tai.ia kiad.
Ne abatement of the property tax ia the ease of
agriculturists because of the tithe tax, and no
abatement in the case of ether preperty-beWers
because of the taeseae tax. Agriculturists pay
Do leeome tax.
Five per cent, oa all salveat credits, bonds,
aad stocks, the bonds ef States, awl the beads,
stocks, and kasi to the Cea federate States lo
be taxed upon the interest as iaeeeie aad not
upon principals.
Ten per cent, additional to income tax oa
profits made by dealing in property, money,
bonds, stocks, ic.in l;65,or in ls6t which are
net already paid.
Twenty-five per cent, on property exceeding
twenty-five per cent, made in ls65 by banks,
corporation", individuals, or partnerships, 4c,
to be paid in like manner. This tax to be col
lected also for 1:61 ot those who may not have
pail the same. An addition of one-eighth ia
every ease, except that of tax in kind, to b
applied to paying the soldiers.
There is, also, a heavy tax on incomes, sala
ries, &c, as in previous years.
The following are exempted from taxation :
Property of each head of a family to the value
of five hundred dollars; for each minor child
one hundred dollars; for each son ia tbe array
or navy, or who has died in tbe seevice, five
hundred dollars ; tho property cf every soldier,
of a soldier's widow, or orphan family, or mi
nors, to the value of one thousaml dollars
said exemption! not to apply where the proper
ty, exclusive of household furniture, exceeds
one thousand dollars in value; househokl fur
niture, where the value docs not exceed three
hundred dollars, on the basis of the value of
lboO; wearing apparel, goods manufactured by
any person for the use and consumption of his
family, including slaves ; poultry, fruit, ami
products that are raised for the family of the
producer and not for sale; corn, bacon, and
other agricultural products, which were pro
duced in Idol, and necesairy for the taxpayer's
family, including his slaves, during the present
year, and in his possession on the day of the
approval of the act, are exempted from taxa
tion. The notorious guerilla Jerome Clark alias
"Sue Mundy" was tried at Louisville on the
15th, and found guilty.two witnesses swear
ing positively to different murders commit
ted by him ; and there were witnesses also
to his throwing a train off the track, and
robbing the passengers and mail. He was
sentenced to death-by hanging.
General Palmer promptly approved the
sentence, and directed that Clark bo hanged
in Louisville next day, at four o'clock P. M.
Bmnt sold in St. Albtna Mar. I4th, for
SO cents per pound by the tub.
Tbey mean to bavo their sew hotel done
in St. Albans in July.
There were some failures on Tuesday and
Wednesday among Philadelphia produes
Paso lid asd Exciianced Pikosixs.
In view of the great anxiety felt throughout
tbe country for the welfare of our prisoners
now being exchanged, and arriving at An
napolis, Maryland, Miss Clara Barton, by
permission of Gen. Hitchcock, Commissioner
of Exchange, with tho sanction of the Presi
dent, has kindly undertaken to furnish in
formation by correspondence in regard to
the condition of returned soldiers, especially '
11,w. in th hoanital. nt ln.,il;. ,Vl .1.
as far poesible to learn tbe facts in reference
to those that have died in prison, or else
where. All letters addressed to Miss Clans.
Barton, Annapolis, Maryland, will meet
with prompfatwntioa.
began in New York City on the
rVcws ol llic WccU.
War Dep.vrtms.st. )
Wa-hiscto.n", March 17. J
M4 tlim 5firidn rsnorts thnt on the
jSth -p garteJ wt the bridge of the
Richmond and FrederielestHiri: jUilroad
aeroM he S-Hith Anna river, that having de
stroyed the James liver canal aa far to th
enar as Goochland, lie marched np to the
Virginia Central Railroad at ToHville, ami
destroyed it down to Beaver Dam station .
totally ilestroyin 15 miles! of the raid.
in. Costar was then sent to Ashland
and Gen. Doren to the South Ana bridges
all of which have been destroyed.
Gen Sheridan says the amount of prop
erty destroyed in hi- march h enormous
The entmv attempted to prevent his Inirn
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bridge, and abimt SI) men dashed across on
foot driving okT the enemy and rapturing 3
pieces of artillerv 20 poond I'arnxa
Amistant Sseretary of Wax.
.arraxxT, J
38 P.M. f
Wijbincton. Mar.
To May. Gen. Ihi:
The following despatch has
been received thia e-veug at lots ehrpart-
ment :
Citt Pultt. March 16.
lion. C. A. Dana, .last. Sett .-
I am jn-t in receipt of a tetter from Gen
Sherman. 12th, from Fayetteville. He d
scribes hi- army aa in tne health and spirit-,
having met with no seriotM opposition. Har
dee keeps in bis front at a respectful dis
tance. At Columbia, he destroyed immense arse
nals and railroad eMisaSmeals and 43 can
non. At Cbcraw be found much machinery
and war material, including 25 cannon, anil
3600 barrels of gunpower. In PaTettenlle
be found 20 pieces ot artillery and much
other material.
He says nothing about Kilpatrick's defeat
by Hampton : but the officer who brought
this letter says that before daylight on the
lftth, Hampton got two hi read es in tbe rear
ot Kilpatrick's headquarters and surprised
and captured all of the staff but two office pi
Kilpatriek escape i. formed his men, and
drove the enemy with great toes, recaptur
ing about all he had lost. Hampton lost 8j.
left dead on tbe field.
Lieut. Gesveral.
! Another telegram from Gen. Grant's head
1 quarters, reports that tbc Daily Dt-patch is
i the only paper issued to-day in Richmond
I It says :
I "The Dispatch is published ibis morning
on bait a sheet only, because ot the tact
I that ail tbe employees, pri, ten, reporters
and clerks, sre members of military organi
sations, and were called out yesterday morn
i ing by the government to perform special
I service for a short time. But for the kiod
I ne of a lew friends who are exempt from
service, and who volunteered their aid, the
I half sheet presented, would of Meeseity
nave been witnbeld. In a lew days at far
thest, our forces will return to their post,
when wc hope to resume and continue unin
terruptedly onr full sixed sheet."
There is no other news of moment Irom
any other quarter.
Aaeietaat Secretary of War.
The steamer Rebecca Clyde with 350 rent 1
prisoner-, captured near Kinston, N. C ,
during the late battles, arrived at Fottrrs-i
Monroe on tne 15th. from Newbria.
The latest advices from Gen. Scbofield re
presented bim still advancing toward Kins
ton, and there were rumors vvhea the Rebe
cs Clyde sailed (13th), that Bragg had eval uated
tbe town, and our forces had, taken pos-sr-ion
of tbe place.
The prisoners who came on tbe Rebecca
Clyde were a fine Walking set of men. ard
1 U-iongrdto(aen.fokesdivasion,havtBgben
sent Irom lae s army only a week since, with
the view of operating against our uarcen in
North Carolina.
A!! tbt. nr.ii able pontoon train at New
born hate bevn sent to Gen. Schnfield, and
if Gen Bragg had not evacuated Kioston, no
doubt was entertained tiiat our force could
easily cross the Neuse River and give battle
to the neinv N-t ne be could get away Gen .
Couch's force fr mi Wilmington tmufreaelwd
Gen. Scbufield. .md his armv tho reoslwred
was deemed amply sum:ient to defeat Bragg s
army which was judged to be about 25,000
A dispatch irom Ncwbern, 5 P. M. of th"
13th, says : Officers just from the front ttatc
that an order was read to tbe troop, Sat
urday evening, from Maj.Gen. Cox eouwM rid
ing, stating tbey would he joined by Sher
man's army in three days, which created
great enthusiasm.
A rebel surgeon came in this mor ning. and
took tbe oath of allegiance. He ears Sher
man's cavalry was in Trov, N. C.,a "few day
since, with one wing of his army raoviog on
Fayetteville, one on Goldsboro', and another
on Raleigh.
Yesterday afternoon the Mayor of Kitwton
surrendered tlie city to our force.
A report this rooming states Sherman in
possession of (ioldslsjro', and that tbe enemy
were rushing back to Kinston to prevent our
torcem crossing the Neuse. Thi is not offi
cial, however.
The enemy left 700 dead on the field before
crossing the rirer, wbicn vCr buried. Then
were also many wounded, which fell into our
band. Tbe gunboat Shamrock has gone up
the Neuse to Kin-ton.
F.. II. Gardner, government deteetivo. lias
just arrived from the front. He states that
he saw the bearer of ell-patches froui Gen.
Sherman, who told him that Sherman was at
Goldsboro' at 2 o'clock on Friday afternoon.
Tbe enemy made a charge on our works,
which was repulsed, and we captured tbe
6th V C. Gen. Schofield left for t front
yesterday morning. He received a aomtnu
nioation from Sherman, who savs he is ail
.. Negroes are being pressed into work on the
Brig. Gen. Ewing, a brother-in-law of Geo.
Sherman, arrived here from the west with his
stafi, tor tbe purpose of joining Sherman.
A despatch from Baton Rouge, La., of
Ma-eh 9 th, says :
The cavalry expedition sent from here have
been heard from. They had some heavy
skirmishing, in which we lest 10 or 15 kill
ed and wounded, and inflicted a to-8 on the
enemy of 30 or 40 and some prisoners, in
cluding 2 officers. Tbc roads over w hicli our
forces passed were horrible.
A force is concentrating at Liberty, under
Gens Ilodgo and Scott. Our cavalry was
under the immediate command of Gens. Bai
ley and Davis.
Information received from Meridian states
that tho rebel Gen. Forrest was at Macon,
Ga., last month, in command of 15,000
Great activity prevails in that department
and Forrest is rapidly adding tc and organiz
ing his foree.
The rebel Gen. Bearkhend was recently
taken prisoner at Rodmy, Miss., by a Lieut,
of the federal navy, and sent to this eity to
teport to Geo. Lanby IIo was en route
frotn Richmond to report to Kirby Smith at
the time of his capture.
Information from the array of thcPotomas
tays the 5th corps waa reviewed on Tbuts
da'y. by Gen Warren.
The utmost diligence is exercised bv com-
j manding officers in pre paring for the scrirg
lnirty-lour deserters came in Tuesday,
meir euns ana some ot tneir
Passengers direct from City Point, say
there wax not even e. mraor at that pb.ee
peace comtnUeiosers froa Richmond. Tho
Vanco who arrived there, was Brig. Gen.
Yanoe, brother ot Gov. Vance of Carolina,
to bo exchanged, and not Governor" Yanw
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