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eewyfenerty- ovrag people
ea the A«« of the globe, from the time of
Henry II, the first of the Plantagenets,
wMB conq u ere d and formally annexed it to
the British Grown in 1172, down to the
The wrang« of Brin have awakened th*
|<w**t moment. Nearly seven centuries
have rolled away, since that event,—seven
centuries of sorrow, suffering, and national
humiliation, to Irishman; «even centu
rie* off wrong sad outrage, and shameless
off human rights, by the British
■ation. What a dork and damning blot
upou th* escutcheon of that blustering,
M oe to d, and self-sufficient people, are the
page* off Irish history. Confiscation of
property, ba ni sh men t, imprisonment and
death, are some off the penalties which
Irishmen have paid, for their unconquer
able love of liberty, and their in
deairs to set their beloved Erin
A* galling yoke of British tyranny, i And
while England has inflicted those outrages
upon Ireland, «he has assumed to be the
most «lightened, magnanimous and Chris
tian nation on the fooe of tho sarth! She
haa boaated that no slave oould breathe the
air or tread the »oil off England, without
being free. She has sent out her mission
aries to the four quarters off the globe, and
her benevolent bosom has overflowed with
th* milk of human kindness towards the
heathen. She has uplifted her pious hands
ia holy horror over the system of Amer
ican slavery, and seat hither her inter
meddling emiaaarim to enlighten thia be
nighted fond in relation to its duties to
ward tha children of Africa. But, for
Instead,—poor, distressed, downtrodden
Ireland, whom aha holds in ohains, she
to foil ao bowels of compassion 1
Ireland, however, will yet be free ; the
day of her deliverance approaches, if the
signs off tiri tin»« an not daoeptive.
That Fenian i
tha particular organ
isation known as Fenians—will be the
instrument ef her deliverance, we do not
Hlieve. True, they have frightened Eng
land from bar propriety ; and whether at
hume, or in hor Canadian dependencies,
ifor augmented polioe discover a Fenian
in every bosh. The army and the navy
ara upon the alert, and the sacred person
of th* Queen, we are told, is guarded
with more than tho wonted care, lest her
Majesty should be seized by some lurking
VeRten. .
But th* whole Fenian system, it
tu to, fo wild and impracticable. It is one
■ff the greatest Irish "bulls" ever com
mitted, and everybody can see that it is,
uuuypt Irishmen themselves. It serves,
huwever, to keep England uneasy. Its
tsuasury fo still replenished, (after all that
has been squandered by some of it* feith
fora manag er» ) from the hard earnings of
Irish fororers and wash-wont en, whose
hops« survive all tha miscarriages and
ffiUarra which bave attended it. Still they
five, aud still their organisation perse
veera, under the most adverse ciroumstan
tU. Such devotion to Ireland, on tbo
part of her expatriated children, is beau
tiful to behold. But it will accomplish
nothing. How they expect to overthrow
th* power of England—to cope with her
logions upon the land and upon the sea,
dura not appear. They may offer up, as
thay have already done, victim after vic
tim, to British power sod authority ; hut
the sacrifice is without avail. Unaided
nation betid« their own, their
UMeaayls will all be fruitless. But, should
was occur between England and some for
midabfe mar »time power, such as the Uni
ted States, or France, Austria, or Prussia;
«test would the golden opportunity be pre
seu t e d to unhappy Erin, to strike for lib
erty. That opportunity will come, in all
probability ; and when it do«, England
will ha shorn of this fairest jewel in her
crown. Until it do«, these Fenian raid*
little short of u»dn«s. If Irfoh
in America, would bide their time.
organise, afin, drill and take care of their
. they would be in a condition to
strike an «Srotive blow for the liberation
of (heir native tend, in the event above
•Boded to. But Fentenfom, sn it has man
ifested itself, in the past few yean, fo but
th* »n promeut folly; wasting their
ms, iaapariliag their liv«, and d'uappoin
ting their hop« of nltimnto success. it
in, however, eminently characteristic ot
«feem brave, hardy, impulsive, but unre
flecting people.
The undying hate of Ireland towards
for oppressor, ought to be a lesson to our
awn government, not to implant a similar
fenttt* ft tit* breasts of onr brethren in the
•math. A great and powerful government
aught tobe mngMtxwoiu. An oppotete
policy in sure to bring evil in its train,
or later. It b at war with the
Stomal fitness of things, and must carry
WM,feite own penalty.
The Atlantic sable has a gross income
pf {5,000 a day..
The country has aurrirod another im
pcachment furor. The telegraphic dis
patches from Washington, during the
" nine days' wonder," serred, like a ba-
rometer, to indicate (he weight a*ft plea-
sure of the political atmoaphere ou Capitol
Hill. At trat, it was annou
Startling emphasis, that hnpeac
certain! this time, at leaatt
the telegrams indicated a subsidence of the
matter. The third day, the Republicans
were <• confident it would go" through."
xf day
The Democrats were equally certaip that
it would •• foil." Th* oext d*aJA*Jt*
publican telegrams threateningly announc
ed that " Congress is its earnest, in the
matter, and no loop-holes will be left open
for Johnson to crawl through, and no
icrupUt allowd to interfere with the clear
duty of Congrea* !" Poor President John
son 1 we mentally exclaimed, surely yon
are now "donefqr!" The
which we cut from the columns of the
Wilmington Commercial, of the 10th inst.
added : " The foot that Tbad. Stevens had
all the papers relating to impeachment in
the hands of the Judiciary Committee re
ferred from that body to his own commit
tee to-day is significant, and shows that
the right men have charge of the matter,
and that there will be no each putiüanim
ity as was exhibited last December." So
the matter went on till Thursday last,
when it culminated in another defeat! At
the meeting of the Reconstruction Com
mittee, that morning, that old political
malignant, Thaddeus Steven*, submitted
a resolution to the effect that it appeared
from the late correspondence between the
President and Gen. Grant that the Presi
dent had violated or sought to violate the
provisions of the Tenure of Office Rill, and
that, consequently, he is guilty ef high
crimes and misdemeanors, for which he
ought to he impeached. This resolution,
we are told, was discussed with much spi
rit, but was finally laid on tha table by
the following vote: Yeas,—Bingham,
Beaman, Paine, Bulburd, Republicans ;
Brooks and Beck, Democrat*. Nays—
Stevens, Farnsworth, and Boutwell, The
vote created considerable excitement, and
Mr. Stevens invited Messrs. Bontwell and
Farnsworth to moet with him in order to
take other steps on the subject. But no
thing will come of it, say the friends of
the President. So ends the second at
tempt at impeachment.
TU« Grant and Johnson labruflIo.
A spicy correspondence between Gener
al Grant and the President was read in the
House of Representatives on tho 4th inst.
The correspondence is in relation to the
surrender by Gen. Grant of the War De
partment to Mr. Stanton without first con
sulting With the President as he had prom
ised to do. A point of veracity is. raised
between them, and sharp language ia free
ly UBed by both. The President's state
ment is fully endorsed by five members of
tha Cabinet, while Grant has to depend
upon his own ipte dixit. The duplicity
of Gen. Grant is so thoroughly established
by this correspondence that his character
for candor and foiriibsa must suffer there
by. We publish iu another plaoe, a few
extracts from the publio press, which will
show the light iu which the affair is
The Easton and Chestertown papers ap
peal to Baltimore for help to construct the
Eastern Shore Bail Roads to tide water.
Vain appeal! Baltimore is stone blind,
and oan't discern her right hand from her
left, in such matters. Better make your
appeal to Philadelphia and Wilmington,
which cities are enjoying three-fourths
of the Peninsular trade now, and may take
the other fourth, for all Baltimore
T.„.„ ». B.„„, Esq. W !**»
tite Democrat« of Wilmington, thia even
ing, at 7 o'clock, in the Hall of the Dem
ocratie Association, on the political iraues
of the day.
—- - »
The Baltimore Contra] Railroad fo mo
ring toward completion, in Cecil oounty,
and will soon be ready for laying t%e track
fmm Rixm* ft /«» » , ^
g on to Warning ■ Meeting
" 0UBe -_young
„ „7 I *1
Mr. Chases receptions at Washington,
this winter, are said to be partiowforiy bril
liant. A presidential nomination ia pend
ing, and the way to people's hearts, it fe
said, fo down their throats.
_ _ __
The United State, Senate, on Monday,
confirmed the appointment of JohnTB. Pen*
ingtou, Esq- » V. s. District Attorney,
for Delaware.
The canvass in New Hampshire fo being
conducted with great energy by both par
ties. Previous to 1858 the demoeraoy
generally carried New Hampshire. Since
March, 1855, they have been, annually de
feated, and it would indicate a remarkable
change of political opinion if the tide which
has so long set in one direction should be
in any degree turned backward.
The Mayor's election at Binghampton,
N. Y. on Tuesday last, resulted in a dem
ocratic majority of 170, th* first in ton
years. Another favorable omen for Grant.
Ogdensburg and Erwin, also Republican
towns, gave Démocratie majorities.
■aiianu j«nin|i.
Beeeher and the Japan me, were the
principal attraction* this week in Wilming
Beef la Kaaaoa Is said I» be plasty at If mats
In Middletown it is 25 cents per pound,
and not often to be had at that. ' "
A litter, ary society in Wilmingteu is
fibouastug the question whether Dtehtwim
he* a republican form'of government or
not. Time wasted.
«monter nh s tm msd b , i s. 1 W s sh o u l d
say that every other harbor, north of the
Potomac, i. in a similar prodfeament.
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A M.'o P drn P r r äi e n^l f0 HÖÜ mai
W« know a hotel of that namn kktit hv
We know,» hotel .of that name, kept by
a first-rate old bachelor, in Baltimore; but
it isn't shunned, either by old maids or
eras is going on between the Delawarean,
young ones.
A Descendant of Luther, the Great Réformer, U
now living in Hagerstown, Maryland. He is of
the 8th generation, in regular d es c ent from Us
distinguished ancestor.
A relative of the great Edmund Burke
is now living in Elkton.
A prise fight took nine* at West Brookfield,
Maas, on Saturday. Forty rounds were fought
in fifty-eight minutes.
These brutal exhibitions have become
so common, that they have lost even the
attraction of novelty. Rvery locality vifi
ited by these roughs, ought to have its
sheriff Herbert.
i i
CoMruHKNTiutT.—A little passage at
and onr Wilmington Daily- Her* i* a
specimen of the atyle in wfiieh they com
pliment each other :
" Th« Delawarean
>f die Tribune
reft» to the cop
mtoerclal m "•elf
ie and Con
doctors of
conceited Yankee editors." This is, of course,
comparative. Beside ihe modesty of a Dover
Democrat, the retiring bashfulueas of anybody
else pales its ineffectual tree.''
We had a visit from the editor of the
Ceoil Democrat, on Tuesday. He was
looking well, and his rotund visage was
suffused with smiles, aa if proceeding from
native good humor, or from the suooeasful
issue of some pleasant mission in these
parts. Wo aro-not disposed to tell every
body all we hear of him in this oonneotion.
We will «ay, however, thaA we.hear he
stands foir, ever the line. And on the
occasion of his lost visit, he took due pre
caution to guard his standing, literally,
and to prevent his foot from slipping ;
fleeting, no doubt, that he is still thread
ing the " slippery paths of youth," but
wisely desiring a firmer foot-hold. We
would say to him —permerantia omnia
Significant. —We learn from Washing
ton, that the President has created a new
department, oalled the Department of the
Atlantio, and has appointed Lieutenant
General Sherman to oommand it. It con
sists of the Department of the Lake*, of
the East, and of the city of Washington,
with headquarters in that ciéy. Lot Grant
and the Rump look out.
ll*' •"I
Bower's Complete Manure, containing a
considerable amount of Potash, is evidently
the best Manure for Potatoes. The ac
counts from our neighborhood aud various
other district* arw very favorable, and wc
congratulate the formers upon having so
good and reliable a fertiliser at hand.
lee eighteen inches thick has been cut
from the Chesapeake and Delaware Oaual
the present week. The ice is twenty in
ches thick on the Susquehanna at Port
Deposit. The Potomac ia frosen so bard
at Alexandria, that loaded team* oroaa and
rceross between the Virginia and Mary
land shores.
«4. Valentina*! Day.
Yesterday was the day sacred to Saint
Valentine, a presbyter, who, aoeording to
the legend, was beheaded at Borne under
Claudius,. February 14th. On this day,
it is said, the birds ohooaa their mates, and
lovers, in imitation of thefeathered tribes,
exchange tender missrvw with efibh other.
The Georgetown Conner makes the
ronoe of the day the oocauien of the follow
ing observations :
"Single blessedness is rapidly on the in
crease. The matrimonial stocks are below
par. We are not easy enough in our'vis
iting relations ; we live two much in sots ;
social visiting is not so free as it might be.
Too much expense! Stuff ! Young folks
don't care about eating and drinking, when
they are in tho " caterpillar" stale ; that
belongs to the " grub" period. Think ye,
creep slowly by, Loren»," mid her oUni»
will fode. G ive the young people aohance.
Y our rooms with congenial and re*
speotable youth—bring the voung people
together. Dont frown npon the young man
because he fo poor but rcspectablo.
ou * ka ® a koa< ^ atu l a heart, aud the
5*2^ Giï ° *°" r
daughter, and he will carve his way.
Here lie* the cure for diasipation. Qivethe
men an easy social entree to society
of a cheerful east, and in all probability
billiards, win«, and 1st« hours will oes J.
Shut your doors, said what recounts fo left T
3t. Valentine's Day approach«, aud
' ruat °" r Wends, old and young, will un
a, braee the opportunity, and by this time
n»*t year the census papers may not con
««*l*-i»eart*a sweetness,
There fo a movement in Ohio to aboli uh
the Usury laws. ! ... i
""WJ' JÜkuon-Onü CnrnipûiéaùT
The paper* generally have tomething to
«ay in regard to the lait of thi* oorres
pondenoe, and it must be «aid that gener
hold that Grant has the
following aro specimens
fite Philadelphia
rat Grant's letter
Ik Ip a reply to
lint its
J g flg '■
Jobneen to make wdod hi«word g whtm he th
, y. liuunn .auowto .1 Vu-a.
S» and ssd^ti« tTZ«
Generaf Grant did makb ccrtain^rointeer
"™ e . rm 'votes.
M 1 file
her* of tho eahinot • ihnv ,ül thâ
îïî!3hi. the
Wo think tharnfW that it mill lu, .jn .
Prosident*but to the woutlemen who hivo th
Kis oÄ^m^onX siv mohAs do
in the Cabinet hiTbeuld ooolW rimfov ^°
îVnrJd» to notioeonhr Zt 7 n Ä
nf ^iiip p imninnipafinn {u
thfi'.cot^jiî!! thl "" Dl ' ,tn h'cmin.ücn c*
Fnm ike Xac York World, ikmomt. to
Presidcnt Johnson's last letter is a doe
nment which General Grant's reputatiou
can ill afford to. nav* noosed ihto history,
It has the dignity which so well befits
conscious superiority, and tho studied d*n
corum of «U manner makes the relentless
logic of the President all tho more over
Nothing could bo more oon
an the reasoning by which the
President proves, from General Grant's
own letters, that he acted ,a double 'and
insincere part, from the time that he ao
cepted the War Department for the pur
posc of circumventing the President, until
he oonsuuiated his purpose by frustrating
the President's known intentions in it*
final surrender. Nothing oould be more
neatly sarcastic than the reply to General *s
Grant's pretense that he could not have
complied with the President's wish with
out violating the law. "I know of no of
■tatuto," says the President, " that would
have been violated bad you, carrying out >n
your promises in good faith, tendered your
resignation when you ooncluded not to be 10
made a party in any legal proceeding."
There is no escape for GenoraJ Grant from
thia well-directed thrust.
elusive th
From the New York Tit
, rtpubHran.
It is by uo mean» pleasant reading'
y one who would cherish respect for our
highest p ublic officials, or a proper regard
for. tbeidignity and responsibility of thirir
position*. Ihe question at issue con
scarcely be styled a question of veracity,
since it aanuot be supposed that such a
question could arise between two gentle
men holding their respective position*.
Neither of them can be supposed to roukc
an intentionally false statement. Their
recollections of a partioular conversation
are certainly quite differcut, and tho Pres
ident is substantially sustained iu his view
of the cape by the testimony of four others
who heard aU that passed.
From the Baltimore Bun, of Thundag leu.
The correspondence between the Pres
ident and General Orant in regard to the
G rant-8 tanton affair seems to have oome
to a close in theadditional letters published
yesterday in reference to the promise
whioh the President holds General Grant
had mode in the conversation between them
to retain the wsi -offieo, and abide any
legal proceedings that might follow the
noneoneurrence by the SeDate In Mr. Stan
ton's suspension, or else to .resign in time
for the President to antieipate such action.
The President replie* to the various points
mad« in General Grant's letter of the Sd
instant, and gives the statements of five
members of the Cabinet in regard to the
conversation at the interview between tlicm
on the 14th ult., bat General Grant, in
answering, confines himself to that portion
of the President's communication wherein
he is charged with insubordination. This
reply of General Grant, received by the
President after he had transmitted to Con
nu his own letter with tho accompanying
document', was at one* sent by tho Pres
ident In Sn additional meuage to Congress,
evincing thereby, In the readiness to lay
both sides before Congross, an honorable
contrast to the haste exhibited in the
House to get Grant's letter of the 8d be
fore the country without awaiting the
coptiou of the President's answer.
It Is not to bo regretted that this pain
ful conflict, involving an apparent ques
tion of veracity between the most promi
nent official dignitaries of the country, and
forced npon the parties to it by sinister
partisan ifluences, has been brought
conclusion. The rejoinder which the Pres
ident has felt constrained to make to Gen
eral Grant's letter of the 8d is a most
thorough and masterly analysis of the po
sitions of Grant, while the President's
version of the interview between bimself
and General Grant is generally siietained
by the General's late associates in ths cab
inet. In conceding the weight and dignity
of the President's letter, we would not
suppose, however, that General Grant
intentionally deoUfoed the President, and
we are disposed to ascribe those state
ment« of his which oeem to waftsttt that
injurious conclusion to indistinctness of
understanding and doubt and uncertainty
of his own position. General Grant, though
having perhaps a very clear and accurate
conception of military matters, seems, like
moet military men, to be out of hie clement
and flounders about in a very unintelli
gible way, when he get« into the political
arena. The same want of familiarity with
abstruse questions and interpretations of
tew which he exhibits on (he present occa
sion were quite manifeet in the Sheridan
correspondence with the President; and
after that display of incapacity for the
comprehension of civil affairs, his soeept
snoe of the folio of the War Department
wsa perhaps the original error in this un
fortunate controversy.
tO H
Th« Alabuiu Conatltuli«
The compound of Radical intolerance
aud negro prejudice hue bueu defeated at
the poll). A fair rote was had, and the
people of Alabama hare decided that they
' ' uptitutioq an the or
The meet
extraordinary exertion* were made by the
Radicals with th# hope of iaduetng the
people to endorse the Work 'of (he late con
tention. AppcaW were issued,
will not aooept ttuscouftitutinu
ganic law of the commonwealth,
extraordinary exertion* wore W
ted, the ne-
groes urged by special messengers
uumber-of veting-plooes was înoroased, so
th »' *U «°uld he accommodated, and white
£*** j 1 *
oftlie party in power, if they dared to
ooun " 1 or * dvi, ° tho negroes « to the
manner ln they should ça^t their
In addftion to this, the lime of
,oUn 8 *" extendod, at tl>e solicitation of
***• ***^ cr * a»d manager* of the negro
P»»ty. *nd th.» a fair opportunity given to
teat . tho oontimenls of tho inhabitants of
'a hd bcu rejectej. WhM connu wîll
th ® Radioati now pureue? Will they en
do "* th8 " ti ? n " th 4
^° un< * *° do *" * ropubKo, or adopt tho
****> and ke0 P the 8uto out ® f
the Union, tk« poopk in ohaios, until they
M0 rao Ù Uro'nc in hnrmonynith'nl*Fifteen
movements of the party in powor in regard
to tho Southern States. They olaim and
etereise the! right of legislating for the
paople of that seetion without reference to
their will or desire. Negroes h»vo been
raised to the position of voters, and white
men disfranchised by Congressional action,
States have been destroyed by the same
means, and mUitary despotism plaoedover
millions of white Araerioan freemen. Ac
ting upon a like theory, Congross now
proposes to impeach and suspend the Pres
ident, and thus virtually place ths North
era States iu the same category as those of
the South, so far as their rights are pro
tccted aud
branoh of
this » done, the Constitution of this State,
New York, or Ohio, will be as worthless
*s that of Alabama, and Congress will reign
supreme in the North as well as the S iutli.
Tho action of Congress upon the
of Alabama will be interesting ns devcl
oping the real views of the Radical party
>n regard to the sanctity of elections in the
South, when those elections run counter
10 the purposes of the gang effroi
whioh now rule* the land. Congress
dered the Convention which framed the
Constitution of Alabama ; Congress pro
tected that body ; Congress declared that
the Constitution should be submitted to
tho people, and Congress fixed the number
of votes that must be cast to make it valid.
AH these forms have been complied with,
Sud the people will not accept the work of
the tools and
and Boutwcll.
guaranteed by the Executive
too Federal government. If
agents of Stevens, Butler,
They are opposed to ne
gro reconstruction aud tbu management
and designs of the ruling party of the
country. Will that decision bo respected
sud the masses suffered to manage their
own affairs Î We think not. The Radi
cals must have tho votes of the negroes
under their control at tho eoming Presi
dential election, and thoy will reach that
point, no matter if to do so they must dis
regard a doaon elootions such as that whioh
has just taken place in Alabama. If the
poople of the North do not act in a firm
and decided manner, in a short time the
«lection* in this section will be of no more
binding foroe upon tho Radicals than
tboae in the South.— Age.
From the Xeu, York World, Thunday.
The speculation whioh has prevailed for
the last two days as to what Congress
would do in consequence of the defeat of
the negro constitution in Alabama, no
Uingor wanders in a wilderness of doubt.
Senator Sherman introduced yesterday the
following preamble and bill :
Wherein, Th« peopU of th* slat« of Alabama
have, ia itrict compliance with the fifth section of
the act of March 9, 1861, entitled "An act to pro
vide for the more effieient government of the rebel
Slate»," formed a constitution in conformity with
the Constitution of tho United State», framed by
constitutional delegate* elected in oompliance with
said act;
And ickereei, »aid constitution ha» I teen ratified
by a majority of qualified persons voting on the
<iu»*tion of ratification required by »aid
Be it molded, That the State of Alabama ia
to representation in Congraaft, and Semi
and Representative» shall be admitted therefrom
their taking the oath prescribed by law.
We suppote that this, or something equiv
alent to this, will be passed by both
Houses over the voto of the President.
We have never doubted that Congross
would perpetrate any outrage which they
doomed neuossary to auoccss ; and after their
gross and wilful violations of the Constitu
tion there was no reason to expect that they
woud be bound by their own Reconstruc
tion sots. By th
constitutions fall to tiro ground unless «
majority of th* registered voters partici
pate in tha elections in which they
submitted for ratification. Congress there
by entrapped the white eitizens of those
States into supposing that they oould de
feat the negro constitutions by staying
sway from the polls. r
By thi» manœuvre Congru*« prevented
the refection of the Alabama constitution
by s direct vote, and they now propose to
treat it preoiseiy a* if all the cititens had
tuende« th* polls and voted for ratifica
tion. Every absentee virtually voted a
gainst the constitution ; and when a ma
jority of the eititens have in this manner
(a manner authorized by Congress) repu
diated «he abomination, it is to be treated
precisely ss if they had all voted in its fa
vor ! It is not easy to conceive a greater
oatrage npon foir dealing and good
If the citizen* ef Alabama had been told
that » majority of the actual voters would
secure it« adoption, the same majority that
staid away oould have attended the polls
and voted it down. The reasons why the
Republicans will paw Sherman's bill
one similar, are not difficult to discover.
By the refusal of the people to ratify, the
whole business off reconstruction in that
State foils through, aud things revert to
the same state in which they stood before
the reconstruct io» acts were passed."
060 net«, tho now State
an n
, or
iüifotlift -■ ufo fjfeito fe w
Items tf Isus.
Queen Victor» U said to litre cleared
ou of her book of
çarest Albert. —*
retire to bfoWeaved
£10,U0U by the publicati
mild twaddle aboipt " di
Ilia death ia quite
relief. ALoudol
«To aay hep M|ait
A4,fi0U,1500.^"iB wittehhj) idiot named
.Nein or O'NÀl (J. formt which) left hs*
£500,000 impneflump some years ago,
not tine peMç «fwfhicfe jWU may be suae,
has her most thrifty Majesty evor touched,
A Convention of Brioklaycrs was recent
ly held in New York, and it was determined
«tt éVer BWteW
.hi. d.tomiaasteu, parti« X had
template*! the erection, during the coming
** ^ ftb " ,d ° 0e<1
the intention.
The General Assembly of the two chief
divisions of Presbyterians will moet iu May
ncxt-lhe old sotoql in Albany, N. Y .
and the new school ib Harrisburg Pa. At
thorn meeting* fo is thought the final arran
gement« for the union will be eettled, and
that in 1869 r if qot *o.iner, the General As
Church he
Th, &uucnct Beruh! 0*1, Criifidd the
Chicago of tho Peninsula, ou account of its
™P W « row *. A Utile over two year, ago
tho present location of the town was a salt
marsh ' »""ounded with water ; now Cris
field ia * aoai villuge îfitli two Urgo hotel»,
n; r
hun|nà ,<Muln m rnpoHcd to
be engaged in the oyster trade in tho Chea
apuako Ray. and take annually to Balti
more fourteen million bushels of oysters,
The trade gives employment to fifteen tliou
saud persons,
The project w revived to tqnnel tho
agara river at tbo shortest crossing between
Fort Krie and tho American side. The
cost, it is said, wiU be iar less than tho
estimated uost of a bridge at the same lo
cation. , , .
It is said b
wards of ten t
y an Iudiana paper thut up
.housand persons have become
church members in that State, as the
results of the revivals experienced there.
In the Superior Court, at Buffalo,
Tuesday, six highway robbers
tenoed to the Auburn State prison tor an
aggregate term of sixty-four years aud six
months. ;.
It is officially stated that Georgo 11. Mc
Clellan was offered the English mission im
mediately after tho receipt of Mr. Adams'
resignation. Presidont Johnson has not
heard from him yet.
Thcrfi are oup thousand and forty-lhros
convicts in t^f Illinois ätato penitentiary.
That institution is now earning about two
hundred dollars a day over and above
The presence of tho American fleet under
Farragut on the eoust of Italy forms
great un attraction that many families have
left Pari» to join, in tbo scene of gayety.
Both the army and the navy
same signal systems, and tho esilots of
Annapolis and West Point reoeive the saun"
instruction,in,using them.
A movement is on foot for a convention
to represeut tho producing interests of the
country, to assemble at Cinoinuatti, under
the auspiues of "the National Cheap Freight
Railway League"
Our tree
fight with t
were aon
now use the
P« in -Aruonif have I
•no Wallopi Indians,
ages repulsed the soldiers, and walloped
them soundly.
Tho Obi« siver bridge at Louisville will
be finished in 180(1 ; it will cost fta.titiO,
000, bo uiti toy-five fcet shove high water,
and be one mile long.
The Buffalo Cornier states that there
154,000 harrefo of loger beer aud ale
made iu that city during 1867, yielding
{1,600,000 to. thq browera.
There wtu;* (197 -deaths in Philadelphia
last week, su increase of 78 as oompare I
with the previous week. 92 of the deaths
wore from lung diseases.
From Toronto it is reported that a strong
foroc of regulars is to be utationod along
the Niagara frontier in the spring to
vent Feuian raids.
The United States Senate has rejected
the nomination of the venerable General
Coombs for United States marshal of Ken
Nearly every physician in New York
has under treatment one or more broken
bonos or sprains cussed by slippery side
A Detroit wornna ha* presented her hus
band with four children at a birth. He
colls her conduct overhearing.
Fifteen thousand three hundred and fif
ty-one new buildings.were erected in Ohio
last year, worth nearly {10,000,000.
The Now Orleans Pioayune says that
tho froedmeu begin to eoe that freedom
does not mean idleness.
During the reaeukeold snap in Illinois
twonty-thre* locomotives Were disabled
Chicago and Alton.railroad.
The recent cold weather in New Orleans
has killed the bananas, turning tho fruit
from a brilliant green to blaek.
At a reeont serai«« of the Supremo Court
of Vermont, seventeen divorces were gran
ted and thirty-four refused.
The ioe in tit* gap up tho Delaware riv
ia in some plaoe« piled up to the bight
of twelve and fifteen foot.
Snow fell for the first time in forty-six
years in Cadis,Spain, about the middle of
lastmonth, / - : .
The California Legislatur« is consider
ing a proposition to resaeve the capital ef
that State from Sacramento to San Jose.
The President has signed the bill to sell
*11 the iron-clads; ex
had a severe
The Huv
m;1 vm U
those of the larger
Boston h«« ktsVover {50,600,000 since
1861 hy «peculation* in mining stock*.
John C- Breckinridge was at Qonstan
tinople Deoember, 15tl»,pproute for Syria.
During last ypn» 10,000 building*
erected in Now York *»d Brooklyn.
The Chafers fo reported to be raging vio
lently in, the Island of St. Thomas.
The resignation of 8«n*tor Guthrie of
Kentucky fo oonfirmed.
Ag«*«u predict* that there will be thir
ty- «ix anew* this winter.
A Paris Prince«« b*« just paid {20,000
for a singfo b«U dress.
The ioe fn Lake Winnebago, Wisconsin,
is three feet thick. -
The AHyWffn^n King Theodore
leaned Ws Englidi captives.'
has iir>
Cause sf the Hard Times.
The New York Star, a sprightly one cent
daily, published in the interests of the
king chûmes, present* in the following
»gonge the effects of psrtisau log
in the industrial interests of the
i «lotion
times that we now
hart -the prostration of trude, the scarci-
ty of employment, the high price«, and the
henvy taxes, can be traced, in great part,
to the political policy of the Radicals. In
order to appreciate this fact, it ia only ne-
cesaary to Huître iu what this policy con-
sists. The essence of it is the keeping of
SoutKèrn Statel
Union until after the
and as much longer as may
practically out bf |
Presidential election,
necessary to
co mp l e te the work of .negro elev at i on irr
theso States. The effeot of that policy is
to retard every kind of enterprise in the
South, to make the people feel doubtful of
the future, to
from going thit
keep the country in a prostrate condition.
Now this injury to the South naturally
communicates itself to the North. If the
South were now restored to its ante-war
condition, there would be a heavy demand
for Northern manufactures and merchan
dise of all kinds. That section would also
be able to bear its full share of the burden
resting upon the country in the shape of
taxation. As tho case stands, however,
the South is So poor, and the prospect so
discouraging, that its people buy but little,
and are too poor to bear their share of the
common burden. The load folia, therefore
upon the working people of the North. In
the end they aro obliged to make up for tha
loss in the South by reason of bad politi
cal policy. This view ef the ease is not
partisan, but is such ns must appear to ev
ery unprejudiced observer."
prevent labor and capital
her from the North, and to
The Geoeuia Case rv the Supreme
Coubt —After the Goorgia and Mississippi
cases had been disposed of, a day or two
since, in the Supreme Court of the United
States, Judge Black filed a new bill in be
half of the State of Goorgia agaiuat Gener
als Grant, Meade, Huger ef ul. It ia un
derstood that this hill seeks to avoid all the
difficulties encountered in the former argu
ment, and raises distinctly a question of
property, to wit ; tho Treasury of the ,State
of Georgia. Au injunction to protect this
is prayej for. The time fur heuriug the
argument is not yet determined.
The Famine in Prussia. —The German
paper* arc filled with heartrending detail*
of the famine whioh now prevails in Eas
tern Prussia, iu eontu queuce of the failure
of throe aueecssive crop*. Iu a number of
place« typhus fever boa broken out, and
the amount of misery met with among
thousand* of pcoplo baffle* all description.
The Prussian government and local com
mittee« are making the utmost efforts to
afford a* much relief a* possible to the
Governor Ilnys has received a lotter from
Secretary ScwurM, in reply to the resolu
tion of the General Assembly of Ohio, re
questing the return of all papers certifying
the ratification of the Constitutions! Amend
ment by the Ohio General Assembly. Ho
say* there i* no law permitting the with
drawal of any documents from the Depart
ment at the request of an Individual or
State. Ttiereforc the resolution ratifying
the amendment, and the ono rescinding
the ratification will both remain on file.
Tlio various political State conventions
yet to be held this month arc: Oil the
19th, the Democratic Convention of Wis
consin ; on th 2Uth, the Republican of In
diana ; 22d, the Democratic of Kentucky
and New York; 26th, tho Republican of
Wisconsin and the Democratic of Iowa and
Minnesota; 27th, the Republican of Ken
A despatch dated Thursday, says: The
determination is to odniit Alabama imme
diately, either through Sherman's bill, or
tlic House bill providing that a majorjty
vote shall bo sufficient for adopting th*
The Methodist Centenary collection
amounted to {8,500,000.
M AltllIF.il.
At the'residence of the bride's parents, in this
town, on Wednesday, the 12th instant, by Rev.
Sir. I'rle; Edward K. Oopp»ge, Esq. of Smvnis,
sud UUk Georg I» E. daughter of J. Z. Crouch, Esq.
Tlie foregoing announcement was accompanied
by a baaketof very fin« coke »ad a bottle of wine,
over which we ate and drank tite health of the
happy pair, wishing th«v might live a thousand
years, and Ihsir iiwater never grow less.
On the dlh instant, hv Rev. Edward IVebb, Mr.
Alttoa Harman aud Miss Mary 8. Janvier, both
of this county.
On the 4th instant, at the residence of the
bride's uncle, Willimn Surgcn, Esq. Smyrna, Mr.
Win. A. Furies and Miss Géorgie Maree, all of
Near Giieetertown, Kent oounty, Md. on Wod
uendjur, toe I2to iiupint, Juetum R, Foui more, Jr.
•on or J. B. Fini more, Eitj, of tbtf> town, iu tlio
32d year of Id» age.
Pdf'- The friend* of the family ara renpoclfullv
requested to attend hie funeral from to* rcaidesr*
ot fiie father, on Monday next, the 11th instant,
at two o'clock, r. ii.
F(elfi»horough, of consumption, on toe 111*
inst. Mr. Boston, aged 32 years.
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