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attendant on inspection. A new military department, formed of Mary land and tho District of Columbia, is to be established, with Col. Smith as Commandant and Cart. Talbot us Adjutant. Major Slier- man's Artillery iromFort Ilidgeley, which was ordered to Newport, been ordered here, and two companies of cavalry are expected to arrive to morrow., the 1 itter e ning without horses, which will be purchased here. New York, April ll. Steamer Coatzaeoal cos arrived here to day, left two companies of infantry at Key West, and brought 400 here. One thousand troops arc still in Texas, and some of them will have to march 700 miles to reach the coast. They were in excelhmt health, and had abundant supplies and means for trans portation. Two companies of troops, arrived per steamer Coatzacoaleos, have been ordered to Washing ton, four to Carlisle Barracks, and one to Fort Hamilton, in this harbor. Nkw York, April 12. The Jfrrald Washing ton correspondent says that the men of West Point and the tying Artillery nave received orders to keep their revolvers consiantly loaded, so as to he ready for immediate action. Pari of tho volunteers are to bo stationed at the bridge across the P.Komac, hj as to defend it from any invading force. Nearly a thousand men are now enrolled in thf r:!ar service from tho District -Militia. Those who refused to bike the oath of allegiance were marched hack to the armories, disarmed, and their nam s stricken from the roll. Hisses from the spectators accompanied their disap pearance frum the parade ground. General Cadwall.ider of the first Brigade of the Pennsylvania Militia has been ordered home immediately by the (iovernor. The movement is suppos d to'bein connection with the occupa tion of the volunteer. Fort Kf.abxkv, April 11. Orders were re ceived jesterday lor two companies of the Sec ond Infantry to march immediately to Fort Leavenworth, leaving only one company of drag oons here. Later fiom California. Fort Kearney, April 9. The Pony Express from San Fraucisco has arrived. Arrived at San Francisco 24th, Electra, Syd ney ; Galveston, New York ; '25th, steamer St. Louis, Panama. Sailed 25th, C. E. Foote, A moor. The barque Delaware was lost on Ballena's Bar, Lower California, Dec. 25. The question of tho legality of McDougal's election as Senator remains as at last advices. He professes a willingness to stand another elec tion it' tho committee's report is against him. A bill has been introduced in tho Legislature offering a premium of $10,000 to the first per son growing in California, and completing for market, 100 bales of cotton of 500 pounds each. The formation of a Territorial Government f'er Nevada, by Congress, gives great satisfaction in the Washoe district. Coal Oil Springs aro reported to havo been found in Humboldt county. The Asphaltum Springs near Los Angelos, aro said to yield in exhaustible supplies of oil. The amount of coal shipped to San Francis co last year from California mines, was about 800 tons, and 80,000 tons were consumodin the State. It is thought the yield of coal from the California mines the present year will be over $20 000 tons Miners were leaving for the Frasar River mines, and three steamers had left Now West minster for FrasJr River with good freights. A French company of miners, wirh sluices, a1: K inaka Bar. were making $10 a day each. Foiit Kearney, April 1 1 The Pony Express, with S;in Francisco dates of the 30th ult., has arrived. Tho weather during the week has been inclem ent and rainy, tho roads will be impassable for several days. The rivers in Sacramento and San Joaquin valleys are higher thaw over before. Many bridges have been carried away, thousands f acres of cultivated land submerged, fences lost, and stock drowned. Two expensive bridg es across the American river were destroyed, and another inundation at Sacramento is appre hended. Several lives havo been lost. The damage to property is estimated by hundreds of thousanls. Ihe weather is now clear and no further damage is anticipated. Receipts of dust show a fair average for tho season. Political Tumult in the British North American Colonies. While the United States are rocked by a tremenduous political convul sion, their neighbors of the British Colonies are not exempt from exciting political difficulties, although of a less serious nature. In Canada the Parliamentary hosts aro being marshaled on ihe great question of representation by popula tion, the Orange difficulty, and the affairs of the Grand Trunk Railway, all of which matters will call out bitter partisan warfare. In Nova Scotia an unpopular administration, railroad frauds, and an alledged embezzlement of public moneys by a member of the Assembly, are the fruitful causes of a fierce conflict which ban for some timo been raging among tho legislative so Ions, liil'rioce Edward Island a difficulty be tween tho land owners and the tenantry has en gendered a serious political strife and led to a change in the system of government. In New foundland there has been a change in tho rulers and after the formation of a provisional gov ernment, the Queen's representative was com pelled to dissolve the House of Aosembly in con sequence of the violence of a mob. In New Brunswick gross official speculation in tho pub lic lands has created great public excitement, which finds vent in tho press and the legislative assembly. Verily commotion is tho order of the day all over the world. Boston Journal. Tho Cabinet at Montgomery has called upon each of the Confederate States for 3000 troops, except Florida, who furnishes 1500. The Com misionors at Washington have announced their intention to return immediately. Recruiting is rapidly going on here. Montgomery, April 9 President Davis to day made a requisition on the Governor of Alabama for 3000 iroops. The Mississippi brigade, 1800 strong, arrived at I'ensaco-ia on the 7th. Three hundred and seveniy Georgia troops for l'ensacohi passed through hero yesterday. There aro reported to bo 214 organized mili tary companies ia. Georgia, estimated to coin rise 10,700 men ;. all armed. BY TELEGRAPH TO THE FREEMAN Washington, April 11. The late muster of the volunteer militia of , the District of Columbia, in the federal service for defence of tho city still occasions considers ble excitement. Of the force ihe Germans were loyal to the Government not one refusing to swuar his allegiance. The traitors hero are nil weeded out. One of tho commissioners of tho Southern Con federacy remains hero to day to receive expected dispatches from Jidii'i-son Davis The city is alive with ti e movements of troops. A Penn sylvania!! volunteer regiment is expected 1 o'clock P. M. A dispatch just received from Charleston says that everything is quiet, no signal o: the exp cted fleet. Washington, April 11. The Times Washington correspondent says it is understood by good aut'.iority, that tho Government and Major Anderson will demand a n explanation from Gov. Pickens, of the re fusal to a low Genir.il 'Jtlbjt to return to Foit Sum'er South ''ariilina will bo held responsi ble, as ic is imt the intention of tho President to treat wit!: J. tier-ton Davis ur the Confedera cy, officially. Tho Trihuu dispatch says there are 4000 men known to he enrolled in Baltimore, ready for any desperate design which may promise re ward. Means are being taken to break up this pernicious organization. The Herald s dispatch says the President told a visitor to night (Wednesday) that decisive events could not be looked for "h-fore the last day of this week lie remarked ; " We will then see whether they dare lire upon an unarm ed vessel sent with provisions for our starving soldiers?'' He expressed little hope of the preset va lion of peace, but evinced a decided de termination to relieve Major Anderson, and the other Southern posts, at all hazards. Dispatches from Montgomery say that Davis is considering the propriety of going to Charles ton. Mr. Lincoln says he has positive knowl edge of a contemplated uttaek upon Washing ton. He has communicated this information to several Governors of the Northern and Western States. It is understood that he desires them to call out the militia, and hold them in readi ness to mareh at a moment's warning. A leading Ohio Democrat has sent a dispatch to the President, as follows : " We are for you to tho death, if you will hold Fort Sumter. The- necessity of holding it is absolute." Charleston', April 10. The floating battr i3 in a position command ing the barbette guns of Fort Sumter. She carries two 32 pounders, two 42 pounders, and sixty five men. The Federal Steamers are ex pected to-night. The city is filled with tro !ps. Washington, April 11. The general excitement occasioned yesterday by calling out the volunteer militia, has abated to-day. Four or five companies marched to the War Department, and took the army oath to serve the United States faithfully against all en emies and opposers. The obligation is for three weeks, unless sooner discharged. Charleston, April 12. War is inaugurated. The batteries on Sulli van's and Morris' Islands, and at other points, oponed on Dor.t bumter at 4 o clock this morn ing. Fort Sumter has returned the fire, and a brisk cannonading has been kept up. No infor mation has been received from the seaboard yet. Lter The firing has continued all day un interruptedly. Two of Fort Sumter's guns have become silenced, and it is reported that a breach has been made in the Southeast wall. The answer to Gen. Beauregard's demand by Major Anderson was, that ho would surrender when his supplies were exhausted, if ho was not re inforced. Still Later. The firing has ceased lor the night, to be resumed at daylight in the morn ing, unless an attempt is made to reinforce Fort Sumter, to repel which ample arrangements have been made. Only two men were wounded to day. The Pawnee, Harriet Lane and another Steamer are reported off the bar. A run. 13th. 12, 30 A. M It is utterly im possible to re inforce Fort Sumter to-night, as a storm is raging. New York, April 13th -The Herald despatch says the President re ceived the news from Charleston calmly, and with confident feeling that he had done his whole duty. Despatches from Col. Waite, commander of the Texas forces, states that a strong Union feeling is growing there. Gov. Houston pre dicts the return of the secessionists to allegi ance. They are terribly taxed. Gov. Houston has been offered armed support by the Germans in every part of the State, but refused to accept it. Senator Sherman, arrived at Washington from Ohio, reports that the Republicans of that istato are ready to stand by the Administration to the last. The opinion prevailed that an attempt would be made beforo sunrise to run light draft vessels of the fleet up to Fort Sumter, and reinforce and provision it. Washington, April 13. 2 P. M. The news frjm Charleston created intensj cx cstcment in this city. The Cabinet was in sea sion most of tho night. Lieut. Talbot gave tho Cabinet a distinct idea of the condition of tho Fort when he left. The report received last night in regard to the attack, is not believed to be correct i uil particulars, lie says it would be impossible for Major Anderson to fire all day without more injury and loss of life. The Pres ident declared thin morning that Muj r A::oei son should be sustained at any cost. A messen ger is expected to arrive fram Charleston this evening. A proclamation convening Congress and calling out State forces to the aid of the General Government, is expected forthwith from President Lincoln. Tho following despatch is taken from our Ex tra of Saturday Evening. It should be remem bered that this news is from Charleston, and is doubtless greatly exaggerated. Ed. Charleston, April, 13th., Two of Anderson's magazines havo explod ed. It is thought the magazines which have ex ploded are small ones. The walls, steeples and every available place is packed with people. The ships ars now in the offing too lato to como over the bar at. this tide us tho tide is now eb bing. Charleston, April 13. The ships arc in the offing, mostly at anchor, and have not fired a gun. Anderson's barracks are in a sheet of flames. Shells from Cum mings Point battery and Fort Moultrie re continually bursting in and over Fort Sum ter in quick succession. The flag is still waving over the Fort. Anderson's force seems to be occupied in cxtinguihing fire. Every shot seems to toll. The striking of Anderson's flag is anxiously looked for. Montgomery, April 13. Gen. Beauregard telegraphed to ihe Secretary of War of the Confederacy late last night as follows : " Thero was heavy firing all day Fri day. Four guns dismantled. The Confederate Batteries ato safe, and no one hurt. Four steamers aro off the bar. The sea is rough." The following despatch has just been received but believed to be false : Fort Stimpter has been surrendered, ".nd the Confederate flag now waves over its walls. None of tho Government or Confederate troops are injured. New York, Apiil 13. A special dispatch from Montgomery to the Herald, says that Secretary Walker said in his speech last night, ' let them try the Southern Confederacy, and test the strength of the South ern resources and the Confederate (lag might eventually wave over Fanuel Hall itself. This is the latest published, but we received later ad vices saying tnat Maj. Anderson had hauled down the Stars and Stripes, and hoisted a white flag, it was answered from the city, and a boat left immediately for the Fort. Fort Sumter Surrendered! ifSajor Anderson a Prisoner! Charleston, April 13. Fort Sumter has unconditionally surrendered. The news bus just come. Ex Senator Chesnut, Ex-Gov. Manning and W. P. Miles have just landed and inarched to Gov. Pickens's residence, followed by a dense crowd, wild with jy. It is reported that ten men of Fort Sumter are killed, and that the Fedeial flag was shot away by tho Palmetto Guard at Morris Island. In all, two thousand shots havo been tired. No Carolinians hurt. Maj. Anderson and his men under guard were conveyed to Morris Island. The bells are ring ing out a merry peal, and our people are engag ed in every demonstration of joy. It is estimat ed that there are 0000 men under arms in the Island and in the neighborhood. 1 have seen W. P. Miles, who has just returned fiom a visit to Fort Sumter, and he assured me that no one was ki led at the Fort. This is reliable, and puts to rest all previous reports about Sumter. Maj. Anderson has reached the city, and is the guest of Gen. Beauregard. Our people sympathize with Maj. Anderson, but abhor ihose who were in the stream off' our bar, in sight of our peo ple, and did not even attempt to reinforce him. The Fairfield regiment 1000 stiong have jufct passed the Courier office, on their way to Mcrris Island. Thore are now 10,000 men under arms in the harbor and on the coast. Judge McGrath, who has just returned, reports that the wood work and officers' quarters, at Fort Sumter, are all burned. None of the officers were wounded. The Fort will Le taken possession of to night by the Confederate troojs. Tho fol owing dispatches were received prior to the above : Charleston, April 13. The Federal flag was again hoisted over For Sumter, when V. P. Miles, with a white flag, went to the Fort. In a few minutes the Federal flag was again hauled down by Maj Anderson, and a white one unfurled. Gen. Beauregard, with two aids, has left for Fort Sumter. Three fire companies from Charleston are on their way to Sumter to quell tho fire beforo it reaches the magazine. New York. April 13. The Government has chartered the Steamers Philadelphia and Erieseou. The former is rap idly filling with provisions, army stores, muni tions, Ac. The latter is to be held in reserve for any emergency. Montgomery, April 13. Lieut. Reed, warden of the Federal Navy has been taken prisoner of war and has despatches from Lieut. Slommer to the Government at Washington. He is alleged to have violated his promise. Fort Pickens was reinforced last night. Great rejoicings in this City about Fort Sumter. President Lincoln's P.eply to the Virginians. Washington, April 13. The following is the reply of PresiJont Lin coln to the Virginia Commissioners : To Messrs. Preston, Stark and Randolph : Gentlemen : As a Committee of the Virginia Convention now in session, you prtsent me a preamble and resolution as follows : Whereas, in the opinion of this Convention, the uncertainty which prevails in tho public mind - s to the policy which the Federal Exec utive intends to pursue towards the seceded States is extremely injuiious to the industrial and commercial interests of the country, and tends to keep up aa excitement which is unfivora ble to the adjustment of trio pending difficulties. Resolved, That a Committee of three delegates be appointed to wait on the President of tho United States and present to him this preamblo and respectfully ask him to communicate to this Convention the policy which the Federal Exec utive intends to pursue in regard to the Confed erate States. In answeiv I have to say, that having at the beginning of my official term expressed my in tended policy as plainly as 1 was able, it is with deep regret and mortification I now learn thero is great and injurious uncertainty in tho publio mind as to what that policy is, and what course I intend to pursue. Not having as yet occasion to change it, it is my purpose to pursuo tho course marked out in the Inaugural Address. I commend a careful consideration of tho whole document us the best expression I can give to my purposes. As I then and therein said 1 now repeat : The power confided to me will be used to hold, ocmpy and possess property and places be longing to the Government, and to collect the du ties on imports; but beyond ichal it necessary for these, objects there will be no invasion, wo using of force aya'nst the people anywhere. By tho words 'property and places belonging to the Gov ernment,' 1 chiefly allude to the military posts and propoi ty which wcro in possession or tho Government when it canio into my hands. But if, as now appears, to be true, in pur suit of a purpose to drive the United States Authority from their places an unprovoked as sault has been made upon Fort Sumter, I shall hold myself at liberty to reposses$, if I can, tike places which had been seized before the Govern ment was ocvolved upon me, and in any event I shall to Ihe bet of my ability repel force by force. I shall perhaps cause tho U. S. mails to bo withdrawn from all tho States which claim to have seceded, believing that actual war against the government justifies and possibly demands it. Iscaicely need say that I consider the military forts and prope! ty, situated within the States which claim to have seceeded, as yet belonging to the U. S. Government, as much as they did beforo the supposed secession. Whatever else I may do for the purpose, I shall not attempt to collect the duties and revenues by any armed in vasion of any part of the country, not mean ing by this, however, that I may not land a force deemed necessary to relieve a Fort up on tho borders of tho country. From the fact that 1 have quoted a part of the Inaugural address, it must not bo inferred that I repudiate any other part, the whole of which I reaffirm, exeept so far as what I now say of the mails may be regarded as a m.dification.'' Lancaster, Pa . April 13. The war news created intense excitement here and the Stars and Stripes were displayed in honor of Major Anderson. A call for a militay force to sustain the Government was numerously signed. Volunteers are being enrolled. Providence, April 13th. The news of the battle at Charleston has pro duced a general sensation here this morning. The war spirit is almost universal. Governor Sprague has officially tendered to the President the services of the Marine Artil lery, and a thousand men, and declares himself willing to march at tho head of the Rhode Island forces. Official Covresdondence Preceding Hostili ties. Charleston-, April 12. The following is the telegraphic correspondence between the War Department at Montgomery and General Beau regard, immediately preceding hostilities. The correspondence grew out of the formal notifiea tlon by tho Washington Government, disclosed in hea u regard's first dispatch. Charlkston. April 8. To L. P. Walker, Secretary of War at Montgomery ; An author ized messenger from Mr. Lincoln has just in formed Governor Pickens and myself that pro visions will be sent to Fort Sumter peaceably, if possible, otherwise by force. (Signed) G. S. BEAUREGARD. NO. II Montgomery-, April 10. To Gen. G. S. Beauregard, Charleston : If you have no doubt of the authorized character of the agent who communicated to you the intentions of tho Washington government to supply Fort Sumter by force, you will at once demand its evacuation; and if this is refused proceed in such a manner as you may determine to reduce it Answer. (Signed) L. P. WALKER, Sec. War. fxo. Ill Charleston, April 10. To L. P. Walker, Secretary of War : The demand will be made to morrow, at 12. (Signed) BEAUREGARD. NO. IV. Montgomery. April 10. Gen. Beauregard, Charleston : Unless there are especial reasons connected with your condition, it is considered proper that you should make the demand at an earlv hour. "(Signed) L P. WALKER, Sec. War. no. v. Charleston-, April 10. To L. P. Walker, Secretary of War : The reasons are special for 12 o'clock. (Signed) BEAUREGARD. NO. VI. Charleston, April 1 f. To L. P. Walker, Secretary of War : The demand was sent fit two : allowed till six to answer. (Signed) BEAUREGARD. no. vu. pril ll. To Gen. Beaure ; Telegraph reply of Anderson. L. P. 'WALKER, fxo vm.l Montgomery, . gard, Charleston (Signed) Charleston, April 11. L. P. Walker, Sec retary of War: Major Anderson replies I have the honor to ackuowlcde the receipt of vour communication demanding the evacuation ;of this fort, and say in reply thereto that it is a demand which 1 regret to say that my sense of honor and my obligations to my Gov ernment prevent my complying with." He also adds : "Probably 1 will await the first shot, and if you do not batter us to pieces, we will be starved out in a few days." Answer. (Signed) . BEAUREGARD. no IX. Montgomery, April 11. To General Beau regard, Charleston : Do not desiro needlessly to bombard Sumter. If Major Anderson will state the tiific at which, as indicated by him, he will evacuate, and agree that in the mean timo he will not use his guns against us, unless ours should bo employed against Sumter, you arc authorized thus to avoid the effusion of blood. If this or its equivalent be refused, reduce the fort as your judgment decides to bo the most practicable. (Signed) L. P. WALKER, Sec. War. no. X.J Charleston, April 12. To L. P. Walker, Secretary of War. Ho would not consent. I write to-dny. (Signed) BEAUREGARD. Note. Intercepted dispatches disclose tho fact that Lieut. Fox, who Imd been allowed to visit Major Anderson, on tho pledge that his. purpose was pacific, employed his opportunity to devise a plan for supplying the Foit iy force, and that this plan has been adopted by tho Washington Government, and was in pro gress of execution. A Montgomery letter of April 1, says the Southern government is actively concentrating men and munition of war at the most important poin's, for the purpose of being prepared for a systematic defense of Indian frontier. The Southern Tariff. A New Orleans dis patch says the tariff of the Confederate States on Northern manufactures is already four.d to be inconveniently high by Southern mer chants, and it will be reduced' by tho next Con gress. Election at Tr rnton Tren ton, N. J. , April 9. William R. McKcan. Republican, was elect ed Mayor to-Uay. On the city and ward tickets tho Democrats were generally successful. Montpelier, Ap:il 15th, 4 o'clock. P. H. Vfirv LatfiRt. TVWranh T EXCITEMENT AT WASHINGTON. 7,1, Oi)t) Soldier Called For! EXTrfA SESSION- OF COIJGrtEBS. VERMONT TO RAISE ONE REGIMENT. GEN. BEAUREGARD ORDERED TO PENSACOLA ! Attack Apprehended cn Fort Pickens. Washington, April 15. The city is excite! by rumors that the South Carolina troops have been ordered Nor:b. Gen. Scott has had the Stars and Stripes hoisted at the War Department. Massachusetts has been called upon to furnish two regiments of infantry, New Hampshire one, and Vermont one, for im mediate service. Wapuingt; n, April lo. The part of the President's message announc ing an extra session of Congress, and calling tor 75,OoO volunteers, is received here with great favor, especially in view of the large num ber of men demanded. The Government wanr all the available militia to defend the Capital against the armies of the South, which are ex pected to march upon it, but a much greater force will be needed, as the secessionists have many friends. The proclamation of the Presi dent dispirits the secessionists. The Cabinet is a unit upon the policy of the Government, as indicated in tho proclamation. Mr. Seward is as firm as Mr. Chase. A dispatch just received at the White Ilou.ee says that Gen. Beauregard has been ordered to Pensacola. An attack upon Fort Pickens is therefore anticipated. Washington, April 14th. Tho President's proclamation will be issued to-day, as follows : Whereas, the laws of the United States have been for some time past, and now are, op posed, and tho execution thereof, in the States through judicial proceedings, or by the power vested in Marshals under the (present!) law (is impossible'), Now therefore, I, Abraham Linoln. Presi dent of the United States, in virtue of the pow er vested in me by tho Constitution and the Laws, have though tilt to call forth, and hereby do call forth the Militia in the several States of the Union, to the aggregate number of 75,000. in order to suppress said combinations, and to cause the laws to he duly executed. The de tails of this object will be immediately commu nicated to the State authorities through the War Department. I appeal to all loyal citizens to facilitate and aid this effort to maintain the honor, tho integrity and tke existence of our national Union and the perpetuity of popular government, and to redress the wrong alreaJv enough endured. 1 hereby command tho persons composing the combinations aforpsaia, to disperse and retire peacefully Irom this date. Deeming that the present condition of public affairs presents an extraordinary occasion I do hereby, by the power in me vested by the Constitution, convene both Douses of Congress. Senators and Representatives are therefore summoned to assemble at their respect ive chambers at twelve o'clock, noon, Thursday, the -ith day of July next. ABRAHAM LINCOLN. Wm. II. Seward, ike. of State. The Cabinet was in session all day in the War Department. Offers of volunteers have beers received from nearly every Northern State. The President is acting with Jacksonian firm ness. The coming Proclamation is but the uithil step of what will follow : Washington County Court-March. Term. Hoy. ASAIIEL PECK, Clile' Jml-e, Hox. I). P. CARPENTER, ( Assistant Ho.1. S. KELTO.V, I Judges. List of Jury Causes Tried. Ltmas W. Wbioiit vs. Mosei E. Hou Aitn. Breach of Covenant. Verdicifor Plaintiff for $13'),62 il imaaes and eost9. Joyce, mllmifhuin ami Durar.t for Plaintiff ; Win and Vail for Defendant. (,'yp.cs S. Hadlet k Wife vs. Timothy Cross Case against Livery Stable keeper for injury caused by defect in harness. Verdict tL.it defendant was not guilty, and ttiat he recover of plaintiff bis costs. Heat ii, Keed and Bnpzs fK Plaintiff ; Moith, KedHeld and Uleason for De fendant. Samuel Swift, has been appointed Postmaster- at Middlebury. J. L C. Cook, Esq., editor of the Bennington Banner, has received the appointment of Post msster at Bennington. Philip C. Tucker, a well known lawyer of Vergennes, died on Wednesday afternoon, of dropsy in the chest. M. O. Heath, Esq., has been appointed Post master ut JefTersouville, Vt. Accident. Col. Asa Wentwurth, Jr., was quite severely injured on Monday afterm. on last. . .The Tribune says that Mr. Barrett of the Cin cinnati Gazette, has bsen appointed Commission- v! Pensions. Cotton from ths South. Within three days last week eighteen thousand bales of cotton have passed through Buffalo en route for Boston. The cost for transportation per bale from Mem phis to Boston is $1 40. This is cheaper than it can be shipped via New Orleans, and the differ ence in time is abont thirty days in favor of the Northern route. Grasshoppers in March. Capt Win. C. Ar nold of this place showed us on Saturday, a great curiosity at this season. It was nothing short of three or four live grasshoppers which he caught at his place hopping a I. out upon the snow. They were 4is lively as crickets and he says there are plenty more of them where these came from. Q'ieiy : Will not the grasshop pers be a burden to the farming oomra unity this season ? Caledonian.