Newspaper Page Text
VOL.. XXXIV- NEW SERIES VOL. XII.
BUELINGTON, VT FRIDAY MORNING, FEB. Q, I8G6. NUMBER THIRTY TWO 1 he IioIe Story. When J" s;xtn. 1 wa kcot OBvBtdtfbempVnsUnt. tt tirenty-five, J0" thought that Lc foment as District Judge would be. At thirty, be was much tilted When Mayor of Frogtown he wis nominated. iiut booties! all the nomination, IIis rival Tbompking gained the station. At forty-fiie hU dreams had fled ; Hop: and Ambition both cere dead. Wheu from his toils he tonal bis release. He died a Justice of the Peace. O youthful heart, so high and bold. Thus is Iky brief. sad story told. JIi.ceIIaisy. STAPLl.I'OKl) CiiA.VCK . It was the Siturdav alteration before Christ mas Day, nearly two years ago, when tiiy sis brotl.c:r. 1.11 younger than myself, and I were bating on our iquire's fisb-pond. We had been skating since dinner, and it was imt till tlw wintry daylight was licginning tu wane that the recollection rushed acres; roe that 1 bad entn.U forgotten to do a cum in it im iny inot't r bad given ine in the morning. 1'hm couiuiion was to walk to toe Grange, a big farm-house, and bespeak some gnue tirdmrr on New-Year's l)ay My mother bad raid, decidedly, " Tlioc geese must Iv ordered to-day, Lisy, k I knew that 1 i-Louid lone to go ; although the Grange ua- a mile oil, although it was very cold, anl darknes-t was coming on, and although I was tersiMv alraid of a big Mack dog which we chaiued op just in front of the Grange luek-dwr. ' huTl gu wit!, me tj the Grange ?" I called out, qnitl Ij. s this reuicrntrartcc oc ciirroti t . me, sitting duun and beginning to unstrap my slates. " I've forgotten all about the geese, and mamma said I was to order three tj day." " I daren't go" by myself," 1 called out, in a patltetie tone ; " it would be quite dark lieforc 1 got home again.'' Tell the truth, Cis," called out Charlie, n quick, good-natured boy ol fifteen, " and cay you're afraid of Jip. Never mind: I'll go with you, if you must go." And he joined zne on the bank, and iroeecded to take off bis skates. Thanks to nil my brother, I was a pretty j;iod runner, and we sped across tbe squire's lit Id?, and throogh the narrow lane toward the Grange, an fast as ji (fisible. When "we X it to the last field, which joined tbe farm yard, wc slackened pace a little, and when we got into tbe big court-yard itself we were walking almost slowly. "Mow dreadfully lonely it looks, Charlie!" 1 said, almost with a shiver nt tbe desolate affect ot the place, wbi Ji had b:en a grand gentleman's house forty years agj, but had been suffered to lall almost into ruins. " I am glad I'm not Mrs. Johnson, jarticularly as she has no children, nor anyb dy to keep her companT when .Mr. Johnson is away." ' Will, don't you stop and pi on; to her lor ever such a t.mt, Cis, do voubear?" returned Charlie, good-hum jrcdly. Jip did not greet us with his usual noisy welcome, and there was no sound of any sort about tbe place except tbe gabbling of some turkeys in the rear of tbe farm buildings. V e went up and knocked at tbe door, and when I turned round, I oUcrvod that .lip's kennel, which stood exactly op posite, in a line witli toe Iront ot tbe house, wns empty. " Where can Jip be?'' I said. "I thought they never let him loose ;" and I walked forward a few steps, and became aware that the dog's chain and collar were lying beside the kennel. I stood for a moment or two wondering, while Charlie, getting impatient at Mrs. Johnson's non-appearance, knocked again at tbe door. Suddenly some marks ol blood on the flagged pathway in front of the kennel arrested my attention. " What can it be, Charlie?" I said, in a whisper. " I don't know," Charlie returned, thoughtfully ; ' poor Jip come to grief, per haps. It's odd Mrs. Johnson doesn't come ; I think I'll go on a voyage ol discovery; stay here till I come back ;" and he pushed tbe door further oicn. " No, let tne go too," I said, hastily, half frightened. I am a coward at the sight ot Mood. " W ell, don't make a row then ;" and wc entered together. 'lherc was a big bhring fire in the grate, vliich showed that on the tabic the tea things were set for tea ; the kettle was hiss ing away merrily, and some tca-cakca stood to keep warm on a low stand before the fire. Everything looked snug and cozy. Evident ly Mrs. Johnson had prepared every thing ready for tea when the farmer should return from the market ; and was now gone up stairs to " clean"' herself. I had time to make all these observations over Charlie's shoulder, before ho gave a sudden start, and strode with a low excla mation to a bundle of clothes whi:h lay at the further and darker side ot the kitchen, on the smooth stone lloor. A bundle of clothes it looked like, with Jip lying asleep liesidc it in a very strange attitude. I shall never forget the liorror of the next moment. Huddled up, evidently in the attitude in which she had fallen, lay Mrs. JotiDSou, with a gaping wound across her throat, from which the blood was still trickling, and Jip, with a large pool oi blood near his head, by dead beside her. I stood for a moment, too, paralyzed with horror such intense, thrilling horror, that only any one who has cxrieuced such a feeling can understand it and then, with a low scream, I sank on the floor, and put up my band to try and hide the horrible sight. ' Hush !" whispered Charlie, sterlny taking hold ol my hands, and forcibly drag, ging inc on to my feet ngain ; "you mustn't make a sound. Whoever has done thiscan't lc far off; you must iiin home, Cisy, as hard as ever you can. Come !" He dragged me to the door, and then I turned sick all over.uud tumbled down again. I Iclt as if I could not stir another step. "It's no use, Charlie, I can't stir,' 1 said. "Leavo mo and go witliout mr." Nonsense ! Try again." I tried again, but it was no use ; my legs I-'MtiTtly would not move, and precious ti'ue was bring wasted. looiV' Charlie said, bitterly and pasmonatelj. How was a boy of fifteen to understand a woman's weakness? "Then I must leave you. It's Johnson's money they no doult want. They wouldn't murder if they could help it, and Johnson will be back directly." "les, yes. Go," I said, understanding '' at ho wanted to fetch help before tho far mer came. "1 will hide somewhere." "In the kennel there." he said, looking round quickly ; "ahd don't stir." He pushed me into poor murdered Jip'e kennel, and then he disappeared, and 1 was lelt alone in the gathering darkness with those two prostrate forms on the kitchen Sjor as my company, and perhaps the mur derers close at band. I combated tbe faint feeling which Char lie could not understand bv pinching mv arms and sticking pins into them, and after a nttie judicious torture ot this sort, the sick feeling went off, and I could think again. "I will take off my boots," I thought auer a moment. " 1 her make snch a noise. and I may have to move," for already a glimmering plan had rushed across mv brain of how I might warn Johnson. So I rose a little from my crouching position, unlaced thcai, and slipped them off. I had barely Q-lnc this wbfin I hi-inl tho fiilnnil nf rniiv and the sick trembling feeling came on so ,trMgIy. that tho pm torture had to be sin applied. In another minute three jjfca came out of the backdoor, and I could distinctly hear every word of tbsir conversa turn. "He's late, I think," said one. "If he dotkn't corao soon, we must go ; that girl'U be home soon. I heard the old woman tell her not to stop." 'What's it signify ?" said another. "Wc can soon stop her mouth.'" 'It isn't worth so much blood, Dick.' said the third. "We've only got fifty pound bv this, and th; fanacr'll not have more." "He ought to be coming by now," said the first, anxiously, coming a step or two nearer the kennel. "Hallo ! What's that? Tbe tone made me turn sick again. Had Charlie found help already? No. The three men were standing close to the kennel, and during the moment's silence that fol lowed the man's exclamation I remembered that I had dropped my muff. I tried to stop the hard, qmcic thumping of my htsrt.wfaicti I felt certain they must hear, and then, as if faecinated.I raised mv bend from my knees for till that moment 1 bad been crouching at the furthest end of the kennel and saw a hairy, fierce-looking face glaring in at the entrance of my hiding-place. I tried hard not to scream, and 1 succeeded ; but in an- otber moment l should nave tainted n tlic face had not been taken away. To my utter omazcmcnt.as the face disappeared, its owner said : ".I thought some one might bo hiding. That's a lady's trumpery. What can it mean?" Evidently I had not been seen, thanks to my dark dress and the gathering twilight. I brcatLcd freely now ; unless something very unfuro-ccn cc-urrcd, 1 ws a safe. ' Some one has been, and has dropped it,"' a voice said, quickly. That's all on ac count ol your cursed foolery, Dick," it went on angrily. " Why Couldn't you stop at the door, as I told you .' " Well, let's do something now," the third said, anxiously, " or we shall be hav ing some one hero." The three men then went back into tho bouse again, and 1 could hear them speak ing in low tones ; presently the voices grew louder, and they were evidently quarreling. In another minute tbey came out again, and from what 1 could hear, they began to search in the larm-building and outhouses for the owner ol the muff. " There's no one here," at last one called out. " They must have gone away again. Go to the ga"tc. Hill, awl see if any one is coming that way." After a moment, Hill returned to the other two, who were now standing talking in low whispers at the back of the kennel, and said : " No, there's no one coining." And my heart sank as I tliought hovr long it would be before succor could arrive. " The fellow's late," one of the others said, after a minute or two : ' but wo had better be on the watch now. Mind, both of you, that he's down from In gig before he sets us." Thcv walked away along the line of house toward the other entrance by which Mr. Johnson would come ; and I, thinking tbey had gone to take ui their hiding-places, put my head cautiously out of the month of the kennel, and looked round. Surely I oould reach the bouse without being seen. I thought, and if I could but reach the big, ruinous drawing-room, which commanded a view of the fields the farmer would cross, 1 might 1" able to warn him back from the fate which awaited him. I nu.l warn bim if I could, it was too horrible that another murder should bo done. I was out oi the kennel and in tbe kitchen before I recollected that I should have to pass close to the murdered woman before I conhl gain tbe door leading into the hall, which I must cross to gain the drawing room. I shudlered as I pasted the tabic and drew near to tbe horrible scene ; but, to my utter surprise and no little terror, -Mrs. Johnson had vanished ! the dark gleaming pool ot blood and tbe dead dog were still there, but the huddled up bundle of clothes was gone. What had they done with it? In spite of the urgent necessity there was for imme diate action, I stood" motionless for a minute, hecitating to cross the dim-lighted hall. Suppose it should be there. I bad never seen death before, and the thought of again seeing the dead woman looking so ghastly and horrible with that great gaping wound aeross her throat, was at that moment more terrible to mc than the thought of her mur derer's return. While 1 stood hesitating, a shadow passed across the first window, and, looking up quickly, to my horror I saw the three men in another moment pass the second window I had no time lor thought. In another minute tbey would bo in the kitchen. I turned and'flcd down the passage and across the hall, rushing into tho first open door, and instinctively half closed it behind mc as I had found it. Then I glanced wildly round the bare empty room in search of shelter. There was not n particle of furniture in tbe room, and it was quite empty except for some apples on the floor, and a few empty hampers and sacks at the furtherend. How could I hide? I beard the footsteps crossing the liall.and then, as tbey came nearer, with the feeling of desperation I sped noiscles-ly across the roomlaid flat behind the hampers, and, as the door opened, threw an empty sack over mc. I felt I must be discovered, for my head was totally uncovered ; and I watched them fascinated, breathless from intense ter ror. They walked to the window, saying. "Wc shall see better here, and looked out, presently all exclaiming together, "He's coming now, that black spot over there :" and, without glancing in my direction, they left the room again. I was sale, but what could I do to save the farmer? Surely Char lie must be coming with help now, but would he be in time ? I must try and save him, was the conviction that impressed itself upon mc in a lightning thought, and as it crossed mv brain I snramr to the window. All thought of self vanished then with the urgencv of what I had to do. I was only eager nervously, frantically eager to save the farmer's life. They say that mad people can do things which eeem impossible to sane ones, and I must have been quite mad with terror and fright for the next few minutes. Seven feet below mc, stretching down tho slope of tho bill, was the garden, now lying in long plowed ridges, witu the frozen snow on the top of each of them, and at the lot tom of tho garden was a stp-c-wall four feet high. Beyond this, as far m the eye could reach, extended the snow covered fields, and coming along the cart-road to th left was Mr. Johnson in his gig. I threw open the window, making noise enough to alarm the men if thcv heard it, and sprang off my jacket, threw it on the ground, and on to the window ledge, anl then, tearing shutting my eyes, jumped down. The high jump hurt my wrists and uncovered feet dreadfully, but 1 dared not stop a moment. I rushed down the garden, tumbling two or three times in my progress, and when 1 came to the wall, scrambled over it hcad formost. The farmer was just opening the gate of the field 1 was in, and I made straight toward him, trying to call out. But I could not utter a word ; so I flew across the snow, dashed through tic brook, careless that the bridge was was a few feet further down and when I rushed up to Mr. John son's side, I could only throw up my arms and shriek out "Murder!" just as a loud report rang out through tbe frosty air, and I fell forward on my face. "And were you hurt?" I asked, as she paused. 'Yes, a little. Look, here is the scar ;" and she raised tho flowing fold of tarletan from her soft white arm. and Tainted to a white oval-ibapcd scar. "And Mrs. Johnson?" I asked. The girl's face became very grave. "She was quite dead. The men bad put her under the dresser, which explains why 1 did not tec her as 1 tasted through the kitchen and tho poor husband went away directly afterward. The whole house is uninhabited now. Nobody will live there, and of course it is said to be haunted. I have never been there since that day, and I think Ttball ncTcr dire to go tbcre again." ilk Jfra fjrcM, ceo. v.&. c. c. iiEKimrr, ZniTOES X30 FBOrBIETORS. FRIDAY MORNING FIB. 18CC. The rrcedmcu's Iturcau IIIII. The most important provision of Senator Trumbull's bill for the enlargement of the Frce-dmcn's Bureau, which passed the Sen ate yesterday, is that which gives the Presi dent authority to set aside for the freedmtn and loyal refugees not exceeding 3,000,000 acres of government land in Florida, Missis sippi. and Arkansas. Forty acres arc to lc rented to each family or laborer at a fair price, and after tho lapse of a certain period the occupants can purchase the land at a price to be determined by a commission. The three millions of acres, which it is pro posed to set apart, would furnish seventy four thousand forty-acre farms. Probably more would not now be needed. No one who knows the strong desire of the southern blaeks for the ownership of Knd, can doubt that the possibility of such ownership, with the comparative independence it will give to those who can thus earn their livelihood on their own farms, will lie a most important it not an essential stimulus and clement of progress for tbe Macks. Tlie bill confirms fur three years the titles of the blaeks to the Sea I-l.ind lands, assigned to tlitni by the order of Gen. Sherman. It also provides that lands shall be set apart for the pauper frcedm-eu in such districts as the Government may purchase, and authorizes the erection of tbe necessary schools and asylums. It also authorizes the President to give military protection to the freedmtn against all laws which discriaiiaato against them on account of color. The bill was honored by tbe opposition and adverse vote of every democrat in tbe Sen ate, except Nesmith of Oregon, whose name does not appear on tbe list ol yeas and ways We notice in a Georgia exchange, atnouj the acts lia-i-cd by tbe Legislature of Geor gia last month, "an act to make free persons of color comr-ctcnt witnesses'' in tbe Courts of that State, in certain cases. The act provides tint "free persons of col or shall be competent witnesses in the S'ate Courts, in civil eases whereto a free person of color is a party, and in all criminal cases wherein a free crson of color is defendant, or wherein the offence charged is a crime or misdemeanor against the person or pro petty of a free person of color, any law, usage or custom to tbe contrary notwithstanding. Also that "in cases to which a free person of color is a party" such 'free person ot color" may make any affidavit now by law allowed a citizen. Tbi is not the most liberal coneesston cf equal rights eooeciTable, ioatmoch as the colored man is permitted to testify personal ly or by affidavit only in oa.-es to which col ored persons are tunics. But tbe thing which strikes us in the set h the repeated phrase "free person of color." Arc any portion of the colored population of Georgia still slaves ? Had the Georgia Leg islators not beard of tbe Emancipation Proc lamation and tbe amendment of the Con stitution ? Or is this act intended to last to a time when tbe old distinctions of free and slave shall be revived for the colored men of Georgm ? State Reform School. The Commission ers hove selected Watcrbuary as the location of tho school, and have purchased therefor sixty-five acres of tho Governor Butler farm West of the village, with tho bouses thereon. It is described to us as a vory fine farm noth ing finer in the State for its size. and every way suitable for its purpose. Tho numlwr of acres named was all that could Lc pur chased for tho amount ($G,G00,) appropri ated for that jiurpose by the Legislature. The commissioners have, however, secured from the owner, a son of Gov. Butler, the right to an additional quanity of land adjoin. ing, if it shall be needed and the Legislature shall authorize its purchase. Bcv. A. L. Pease of the commission, iu a recent article in the Chronicle, announces the policy of tbe Commissioners, in refer ence to the school. He states that they in tend first to "begin small," even smaller than the present actual want of the State, with room for enlargement as the necessity for it shall be developed. &conrf, to "study simplicity." Nothing more imposing than a substantial, neat, thrifty farmhoase and farming cstablicment, will meet the eye of the passer-by, as be en quires for the State Reform School. Third, to make the school as much like a family and as little like a jprison, as possi ble; to make it if poe5ible a home, from which the children shall not wish to run away, while not neglecting additional need ful securities; to make education a leading idea as a means and as an element of im provement and reform ; to have the best of matrons, the beet of teachers, the best of books, the best of methods, ths best of im provements in the art of teaching. Finally the Commissioners propose to have a better farm than is owned by any other reform school in New England, and to make farming the principal occupation of the dots. Wo cannot sec why the commissioners have not dono wisely in their selection of a place for the scbooL At Wotcrbury it will be central, accessible, not too much isolated, and yet sufficiently retired, and in a whole some community. Tbe project is in good hands. In its success the whole State has a deep concern and wc shall watch its progress with strong interest and hope. b. O. IvrROVEvixr. Tn.' scarcity of letter-boxes at the Post Office, which has been a serious and growing inconvenience, has been remedied by a reconstruction of the boxes, by which the space formerly occupied by three boxes is made to accommodate fire. The boxes are cf course somewhat smaller than heretofore; but are still big enough, as a general rule. The now arrangement adds nearly 350 boxes to the former number, and with tho 100 lock-boxes gives a total of 922 boxes, which will probably supply the present demand. Esjce, Vt, Jan. 1SCG. Mtsirt. Editor t of tht t'i ce Prttt : At the late meeting cf I he Chittenden County J Medical Society, the followinz piper was pre-sente-d and read; when on motion of Dr. Spragnc cflVill ston, it was unanimously resolved thst its publication in the several papers of the coun ty, be respectfully requested. L. C. Bctixb, M. D. Secretary. The Reciprocal Relations of Physicians to their Tnticntii, nnJ to themselves. It is probably cot generally understood that the MeJicil Profession have a oade of ethics by which they profess to be governed in their relations to their patients, to themselves and to the communities in which they reside. Nor in all probability is it any better understood that in the same cole are laid down certain general principles which the Medical Profession suppose may appropriately govern their patients and the community in their relations to the Physi cian. To elucidate these rcciptooal duties as briefly as possible, is the object of this taper. Of the duliet of I'iftieumi to 1'atientt. Oae cf the most obvious of these duties is that be should be always ready to obey the calls of the sick. Hi: mind should be so deeply imbued with the importance of bU mission aud the re sponsibility lie habitually incurs in the dis cbarge cf its daties,as well as with the faet that tbe lives of those committed to his charge, de pend under God, upon his skill, attention and fidelity, that be shall not only respond at once to the call far bis professional services, but deem his honor and integrity at stake ia bii fiithful and punctual attendance upon each and every one of hts patients. And bi visits should be sufficiently frequent to enable him to understand thediseise, and meet promptly any changes that may occur in it, and to preserve the eon Sdence of the patient. Searecy and delicasy should always be strictly observed. Under or dinary circa instances none of the privacies of personal and domestic life should ever be di vulged The Physician must necessarily become the repository of personal and family secrets. He is admittel to the privacy of individutl life and of the domestic circle. He would le re creant to his trust if iu any wise by hint, or inuends, or words he revetls any of the secrets thus confided in him. The force, neces.'ity and propriety of this obligation are so great that profession! men have, under certain circum stances been protected in their observance of secrecy by courts of justice. fne rnysimn shouiu never mate gloomy prognostications or endeavor to impress tbe pa tient or the friend without iusi cause with the alarming gravity of the disease or with tbe im portance ot bis services in the treatment or cure. It is one of the distinguishing marks of quackery to magcify symptoms and diseases be yond their proper importance, and to observe How fortunate it was that you sent tor me just as yen did. Your child would nave died had 1 not reached it just as I did. It also savors cf empiricism to extol the virtues of my observation, and my medicine as having been peculiarly impor'.ant in the case. The Physician should resort to none of these means to lift him self into importance or ccnsoqnecce. for a repu tation built upon such slender foundation will soon crumble away and be will sink to his proper level. On the other hand tbe Physician should never fail to give the triends of tbe putient timely notice cf dinger when it near ly threatens. He shouM be free, frank and candid in communicatins to patients when asked, or to friends unasked, tbe views he entertains of the case. He should raise no false hopes, nor contribute to any groundless expec tations. His opinions should be riven with such eardor as to carry with tbem tbe good senre and confidence of patient and friends. While he should be the minister of hope and com fort to tbe sick, that br such cordials he mav revive the drooping spirit, and counteract the depressing influence of disease, yet bis own reputation demands that be should not suffer his intient to succumb to disease without time ly warning of danger. To do this properly. requires great judgement and delicacy and may sometimes be more safely confided to surround ing menu . Duty fof Fatientt to Phiticiais. The first duty of a patient is to select as his medical adviser one who has receive! a regular profes sional education. If you desired the services of an artist to paint your portrait, or a mechanic to shoe your horse, to build you a boose, or to clean or repair your watch, you would seek out and pstronize those, other things lieing equal, who have devoted time and study to understand each of those branches. In tbe fair you give preference to tbe man who most thoroughly un derstand the law. In the ministry you prefer the man who has passed through a regular course of instruction. So also ia medicine, confessedly the most intricate of all tbe sciences, you should most scrupulously exact in your physician the highest and most extensive pro fessional knowledge and experience. Know ledge is never intuition. Men are not born in to tbe world with skill and experience and knowledge ot the human system and the best methods of treating disease. These are the ac quisition of time and study and observation. If therefore in ether professions or occupation you would not employ on ignoramu, much more when life and health arc concerned should you refuse to commit these to the hand of the no vice or the pretender. Patients should also prefer a physician whose habits of life are regular, and who davotes his time and attention to the duties of his profession. Never select a physician who is habitually in temperate or profane. Both of these arc habits which ought to be discontccanced by every ra tional man. and tbe man addicted to cither should not be trusted with the care of the sick. The one is no more fit to administer medicine than the insane man, and it is therefore dan gerous to intrust him with the hazards of life and death ; the other violates enc of the funda mental principles of good breeding, and eu;ht to be excluded from such society as the true physician ought to be qualified to enter. The patient should also confide tho care of himself and family, as far as pcssible, to one physician. There should be no division in the family in regard to the matter. The physician for one should be the physician for all its members, and for the reason that habits, temperaments, and constitutions arc an important part of the physician's study, and when ence learned, he is more likely to be successful in his treatment, in a given family than one who dos not possess that knowledge. Having on such principles as these selected your physician, consult him in all yoar ailments, h'ever take medicine of any kind without con sulting him. Give him your entire confidence. Tell him frankly, faithfully and unreserved ly all your complaints. Make him your friend and advia in everything pertaining to your bodily health or infirmities. He is under the most solemn obligations of secresy and will nev er betray your confidence if he undertands his profession. Allow no feeling of shame or delica cy of sex to prevent your disclosing to him all the symptoms of your disease, to wbativer organ of the body they may relate. Talk with him just a3 you could talk with an intimate friend in rela tion to business matters. Conceal nothing es sential or which he deems essential fcr him to know in order to enable him to prescribe for you, probably a modest reserve in the female sax is commendable, and forms a bright orna ment to female character but that is a false mo desty and squeamish delicacy which withhold, from the family physician any of the symptoms of disease which he is expected to cure. The physician has no idle curiosity to gratify in seeking out tbe causes, and teat and symptoms of disease. He is in the pathway of duty. He must know all these or else bis prescription is only the production of the quack. Your reserve may be followed by the most serious conse quences. Painful and loatbsone disease may become so fastened upon the system as that no efforts of the physician can eradicate it. If yoa have confidence in the physician you have select ed, (and if yoa have not dismiss him and em -ploy another) consult with him just as you would consult with a bosom- fnend, with all frankness and without reserve. When you have thus communicated with yoar physician follow his prescriptions promptly, im plicitly, exactly. fever allow your own opi nions as to their fitness, toprevent your comply ing with all bis directions and injunctions whether with regard to medicine, diet or exer- ci-e. A future In one particular may render uuicwise juuicious treatment dangerous anu eenfktal. Never allow Yourself to be mtsui. dvd to take any other mtdxme than that pres cnotu ior jou. 1 ormn no Kinu neiguoor, n i ineraat doctor " or " doctrtss " so called noold vomin, nUa has an infallible remedy for jiiur uiscase, to aaminisicr it to yoa unaer any circuiajiauces. me preience mij t it can nun jou: it cured .Mr. A. when he was worse off than you arc," no matter. It maybe praiuciiTe oi raacn cmcuier. it cannot be harmless. It may contravene the plan cf treat nitnt adopted bv vour rbvsician. Discard 1 and all those who would counsel you to do aught J save to follow the directions of your physician j . . i.itiii. uciiia ivuu :.. I. : . , , . , cvi, ii 13 ins prmiec id nvve i, out counsel should never be called without first consulting with and obtainmc the content of vour attend ing physician, both ia regard to the necessity of counsel, ana the individual who shall be called. In general tbe counseling physician should be te'ected for his age and experience, and should always be ia good standing with the legitimite proitKion. it is neither courtesy nor fiir Jell ing for a pftient to semi for counsel without the envious knowledge and consent of his physi cian, nor to call one who is not a regular pr&c tithmcr. I.-i either case the atlen ling physician would have just ground of complaint aod in the uii case count not, in contiiteuev, join in the counsel, Patients lave an undoubted right to dismiss one I'bjtKnn ami employ anotbtr at any time tbey may see fit to do so, and when proper no tice is given to the attending Physician that bis services are no loagtr required inagmn case no rules ol etiquttter between rbysteians ara Molited, nor any ill feeling engendered. But justice and com men courtesy require that tbe patient should give hu reasons for so dome, and should never call another l'bysfcian to prescribe uniu ue nas nrr utseoargeu. the one previously employed. No disstiisfiution with an attend ing Physician for any caur: iu fancied or real danger to the p-ttient, ibool ! le-i.l him so far to violate the requirements of ordinary courtesy between individuals, as to call another 1'hysiciin to his btdtiJeto prtrenbe for hiai.or lake charge ot mm ease, until he has previously nolihcl ha attending Physician that his visits are no longer requited. To sty nothing cf the fact that no intelligent 1'btstcian will ever be caught in such a notorott violation or professionil conrtesy as 10 presenile, untier such circumstances for an other Physician's pitied, still patients should ircai iter rnytician with the ordinary courtesy of common life. If for iiny ciuse tbey do not desire the continuance of his services." let them frankly avow their reasons for it, and not wound his professional pride, and bis manly fcelis, by shoving him unceremoniously aside for tbe service of another, lb re may be instances in Khich it would be proper ur a patient to call in another Physician id tbe abxnce of tbe at tending Physician, as some sudden exacerbatioa of the symptoms, seme crisis in the disease, or in case of absence of bis attendant from town, or detention on profrssiunal business; but neither one nor allot them would justify the Physician called, to continue his visits beyond the return of the attendwt.and all gentlemanly Physicians will only prescribe as the case requires pro tem pore, andiave it to be resumed by the attend ing mysician. To some these details may seem minute, un important, and perhaps foo ish, vet a proper observance of them bv both patient and Physi cian wiU tend not only to promote harmony and good feeling among professional men, bat will also strengthen and perpetuate the c, uri lence of ine patient in his professional atlen lant, and also tend to destroy the procreu ol' VJiikcrr by conserving the dignity of tbe p-itrvna of the noblest service on earth. T ke rctatiunt of l'kyticwi imoaa - trlrtt u the subject next to be consi irred. Pro fessional men are exceedingly sensitive. Some have a nicer and keener sense ol the propriety and 6tnes of tilings than others, it may be, bat all are sensitive to any infringement of rights or of courtesy. Our circuits are not cir- : cuuMcribcd by mrtn and bounds beyond which we must go, but in a sense " the whole bound less continent hi ours," and our limits are bonndVl only by tbe desires and m Muxes of those who seek our counsel and skill. Hence our paths cross and re-cross each other, and are in a thousand ways entertwined and interming led. Collisions are imminent, not fiequent but occasional. If we fol.'ow tbe well de fined land marks set down for us, by our own unanimous consent, they will very seldom occur. If, how ever, we have an cverweenmg desire to amass wealth, to increase our practice, to gain a wide reputation for skill or for Cuvering a larger ex tent of territory than our neighbor, we aie more liable to overstep the bounds of professional courtesy, and come into unpleasant contact with oar professional brethren. If, moreover, at the outset of our professional life, wc xealixe the re sponsibility of the position we occupy, as mem bers of a profession than which but me has any higher claims or demand; if we rec. gaize it as our duty to exert onr best abilities to maintain its dignity and honor, to exalt its standing and extend tbe bounds of its usefulness, and to adorn tbe profession with the greatest purity of character and the highest standard of moral ex cellence, our professional greetings will always b mummy rrtcodlyaml cordial; our gather ings will be the arena for tbe exhibition of our earnest efforts to contribute each his mite to the onward progrets of our noble science; and our consultations will be the ground upon which we display our unselfish devotion to the alleviation of the wants and woes of suffering humanity. In accordance with these views all our inter course with each otber should be free, frank, cordial, always bearing in mind that none of us are too oil to learn, anil none of us so young but that we may communicate knowledge to others. Wc should have no remedies or treat ment for any dlea, but we arc willing and free to communicate to any and all the members cftbe fraternity. In consultations we should indulge in no rivalry, jealousy, or pride of opin ion. Tbe humblest member of the profession khould be treated with all candor and respect. never with haughtiness or superciliousness, the peasant and the prioce sometimes change places. Etiquette gives the at tending physician tbe prominence in the case. The consulting physician is called, not to quar rel with the plan of treatment already famish ed, nor yet to change it abruptly unless it be imperiously demanded ; but to decide upon a plan of medication to be followed, and for which both counsel and attendant shall be equally res ponsible; not to unsettle the confidence of the patient or friends in their attending physician, by wise looks, sly innuendies, or private confer ences, bat to strengthen that confidence, al lay fears, and quiet alarms ; net to ta.e tbe pa tient under his own care, procuring by intrigue cunning tbe withdrawal ot the attenutng practitioner, but to aid the latter by his skill and experience in restoring the patient to health, over which he hs spent wearisome days ana nignts or anxious watcmngs. consulta tions are held fur the benefit of the patient pri marily, seccndarily for the gratification of friends, and they maybe made if properly con ducted beneficial to both consulting and attend ing physicians. Having made all necessary ex aminations cf the patient both physicians should retire to a private place for deliberation, and having completed their consultation in regard to diagnosis and plan cf treatment, tbe attending physician snoula communicate the directions agreed upon to the patient or the friends, as well as any opinions which it may be thought proper to express. No statement or opinions of the case should be given to the patient or friends by the consulting physician, except in the pre sence of the attending physician nor without his consent. Tbe propriety of this injunction is ob vious. Counsel and physician aro cow blended n one, and no attempt should bo made to se parate them. Beth are now responsible alike for the success or failure of the plan cf treat- j meat mutually agreed unon. Moreover all dis cussions in consultation should be held as secret and confidential. Differences of opinion found. errors exposed, or acknowledged, should never be divulged nor should any of the parties to a consultation .bywords cr manner.assert or insin'. uate that any part of the treatment pursued did not secure his assent, If honor or integn- a-a f,,-, nnwliAM ikn. .1 1 ..- an.., physicians in council, and the consulting physi- ! cian should mest carefully refrain from those J extraordinary attentions and assiduities which j ti i,i.i . i;r r ,1 , ire too often practiced by the dishonest for the JohnMa was "' -mbcr of the so base purpose of gaining applause, or ingratiat- cicty, acd the fee of $1000, and $300 be ing themselves into the favor of famnies and in-i -idC3i was ;mmtdtatclv gubscriled by the dividaals. Snch practices arc cot only dishon. i orable and disgraceful to the fraternity, but congregation. tend greatly to unsettle the confidence cf tbe community generally in the profession. in general one physician sbouia avoid visit ing patients under the care of another physi cian in his absence. If, however, for motives of business or friendship a physician does visit a patient under such circumstances, if he under stand what belongs to professional courtesy, he wm ooserve me strictest caution ana reserve. He will make no meddling inquiries: give no hints or insinuations relative to the nature or t treatment cf the disease, cor will he pursue anv I coirse of conduct that may directly or indirect-' an I lj tnd to diminish the trust reposed in the phy 1 wo eiapiojcu. So also, no physician should take charge of, or prescribe for a patient who has rectntly been under the care of another member of the facul ty in the same illness, except in cases of sudden emergency, (when his prescription will be only for the urgent symptoms, or till the attending physician returns,) or in consultation, or when the attending physician has relinquished the care, or has been regularly notified that his ser vices arc no longer desired. The propriety of this rule is obvious. If the physician be thus p crmittcd, regardless of his neighbor, to step in and prescribe fur his patient in his absence, and this practice le followed up by the whole pro fession, the practice of medicine becomes worse shin idle. Tbe best prescription it is possible la tcience and skill to make may be counteracted in its good effects by the next, and the patieut be comes a mere ftot ball to be kicked hither and yon as different practitioners hit him on one side cr the other. In tbe treatment of disease there must be regularity. It is not a this? of chance depending upon the cast of a die, nor is it a matter to be trmcd with. It granU ana tenons. Nor does toe want cf success in tbe first stace of treatment afford evidence of a lack of professional knowledge and skill. Many diseases are naturally rrotracted, and difficult of cure. If patients become dissatisfied when they do not experience immediate relief, the consulting physician should not countemnce oi contribute to this dissatisfaction by unjust and illiberal insinuations in relation to the practice previously employed, or by himself consentini; to prescribe for or take charge cf the patient till all the conditions of the rule above give have been fully complied with.Phys:cians should deal frankly and in a manly way with each case and inform the patient that our rules of etiquette arc strict and imperative. Duty to ourselves, to our profession and to our patients forbids their violation. With scarcely an exception, such frankness will suffice to altar all disgust, and dignify and ennoble tbe profession in tbe esti mation of patients and friends. Co also iu regard to compensation for profes- sionol labor, inasmuch as a regular tariff of fees has been adopted by general consent or the profession, it should be scrupulously observed. To do otherwise is not only a violation of our honcr as citizens, but derogatory tj our profc sional dignity, as subjecting us to the whims or ciprices of patients or friends. It should be distinctly understood that the minim km of rbysteians fees is fixed by mutuat agreement. bindiog in all cases and under all circumstances upon all tbe Sraternities, while the maximum is lelt to be determined by individual cases. In tine as tbe sum and essence of all profes sional courtesy, the physician tkould bt a gen tleman. In his intercourse with his patients, with community, and with his prsfesienal breth ren, be should be a otnlltman. This compre hends aid comprises the whole ruat-ne -ol eti quette in all its ramifications. If tbe physician cultivate the gentleman in his deportment, he will ast the gentleman in his professional inter course, and seldom if ever will be be found vio lating any, the least, of the rules laid down for his admonition and warning. IteligloHs Intelligence. More than usual religious interest exists in Norwich, Hartford. Windsor, Bakers- field, and West Brattlcbora Key. O. F. Wright was installed paster ol the Cong'l church in Hakcrsficld on Tuesday the loth Tbe Sermon wis by Kev. E. .Mix, Burlington ; Installing Prayer by Key. G. B. Toiman. Sheldon ; Charge to Pastor, by Rev. Edwin Wheeloek. Cambridce : Ritrbl Hand, by Kev. A. B.Swift, Enoslurg : Ad dress to people, by Rev. E. J. Comings, Fairfield ; Concluding Prayer by Rev. Mr. Truss of M. K. churcb, IJakerrfie'd. Mr. Elias W. Hatch of Glover and Mr. Ionard W. Brig bam of Troy were licensed to preach by the Orleans Associatijn of Congregational ministers, last week Tues day Mr. llrigham is preaching at North Troy, acd Mr. Hatch at East Berkshire. The pastoral relation ol Rev A. A. Baker with the CoogT church of Cornwall, was terminated Wednesday by an Kccleriastical Council convened for that purpose at his re quest. Rev. Franklin Butler, for 17 rears pastor of tbe Congregational Church in Wmdeor, bat more recently an agent of tbe Cotonisa- tion SoeKty, has been appointed chaplain of tbe State Prison. Rev. Dr. Strong, of New York, k likoly to become rector of Immannel Church, Bel lows Falls. Rev. John B. Kcrfoot was consecrated Bishop of tbe Protestant Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburg, Saturday, in tho city ot Pitts burg. Bishop Elliott of Georgm announc s tbe withdrawal of that dioecso from tbe eccle siastical confederation of the Southern dio cese and the return of Georgia to tbe Pro testant Episcopal Church of tbe United States. He is the oldtst of the Southern Bihop s, and tbe others are expected to fol low his lead, tho Bishors of Mississippi immediately, and those of Virginia, South Carolina and Florida at no distant day. The new church erected by tbe joint Socie ty of Unitarians and Universalists in Mont pelicr, was dedicated on Thursday last. It iso tasteful wooden building, seating 300 to -100 persons, and cost $15,000. Rev. Miters. Frothingham of Brattleboro, and Allen and Ballou of Montpclier were the officiating clergymen. Within the last eight years the Methodist Church in Middlcbury has received in full connection one hundred and forty-four per sons by profession of faith and sixty-eight by letter, making two hundrcd,s.nd twelve per sons. A movement is in progress in New York to build a new church edifice for Dr. Bel lows. Miee Olymphia Brown is the regularly or dained and settled minister over a church in Weymouth, Mass. The question has arisen whether she can legally unite a couple in marriage. The judiciary committee of tbe Massachusetts Legislature have decided that she can. Rev. Colonel Granville Moody preached last Sunday at the M. E. Church in Wash- ington, and raised $10,000 for the comple tion of the churcb. Among his hearers in the morning was President Johnson, who was a friend of Col. Moody in the darkest days of the rebellion in Tennessee. When the contributions were being taken up the President emptied bis pocket-book into the basket. His contribution was about $100. At the conclusion of the serviced President Rev. James P. Lane, pastor of the Con gregational church in East Weymouth, Mass., lately resigned because the members ol bis church and society, contrary to his desire, persisted in allowing rafHing at a fair held to raise funds for the church. Tbe council which was called, approved his course, thanked bim for his "manly and Christian stand" in opposition to raffling, and expressed decided disappoval of "tho injudicious appliances often connected with fairs." The Gospel Banntr under the Lead ot "Hopeful and Pleasant," mentions that in Augusta, Me., three Ministers, a C-ongrcgn-tionalist, an Episcopalian, and a Unitarian, arc boarding together, with a lifelong Uni vcrsalist for a landlord and a Catholic kitch en girl. The organ of tho Jesuit order in Crnada, states that tho Iato Father Tellier designated in his will as his provmonsl successor as Superior General of tho Order in America Rev. Father Perron, rector oi the novicatc at Sault aux Keeoilets. lie will therefore act as Superior until the General of the Order has been heard from at Rome. The Roman Catholics arc laying hold of the press in this country with great vigor. Besides their journals already established, the following new ones have appeared duriDg the year ; The Catholic Standard at Phila delphia, The Spectator at Washington, The , Catholic Monthly, The Calhofic World, Aee Maria, Xomad, St. Louis Gnardian, Spare Hours, Catholic Journal, (German,) and The Old and yew WurlJ (German.) Tbe Chicago papers report that the rcvi val meetings in that city, are producing considerable additions to tbe churebes. In nine or ten uiuurrnt churches and missions great interest exists and many persons arc said to have been converted. In Ohio tbe reTivnl movement is also vigorous. Vebmo.it Politic. The Springfield Re- publican is being made nowadays tbe vcLtele of considerable useless information, or what is worse than useless, by its Vermont corres pondents Somebody who writes from St. Johnsburr in its columns and signs himself " Epictetns." undertakes to correct what lie calls the conjectures" of the eorrespon rlent from Bellows Falls who ran a drag net f r congressional candidates through the Second district the other day; and goes on to make tome equally wild statements and con jectures. He says : " Neither Mr. Davis nor Mr. floss, whs was brought forward as his rival, cor any other gen tleman in this part of tbe State, we believe, bss any intention of setting up a claim to tbe suc cession. And the sixteen candidates enumerat ed nave, under the fervid fires of your corres pondent's imagination. like FalstafTs eleven men in buckram, grown out of two. The estimate of the status cf senatorial candi dates in the several counties, is even 'ess re liable. Additcn, Rutland and Bennington counties were given to the support of Mr. Mor rill ; whereas these counties are conceded by the well-informed to be unanimously in favor of Judge Poland. A gentleman whose official du ties have called him into every town in Rutland county, says he has not met a single Morrill man. Bennington county has been claimed for Mr. Morrill on the hypothesis that two or three of the leading men whose influence largely gives direction to the vote give bim their support. All very well, save that the cooelosien must fail because the premises are false. These very men, whose nau-t. I Jbrbnr m mention, are ac tive supporters of Judge PoCind. The ease in brief stands as follows : Mr. Morrill will have little support outside of Windsor, Windham and Orange counties, and will lose as many votes in these counties as he carries elsewhere in the State." While Kpictetue was making it strong why did be nut do it thoroughly, and set down the State as unanimous for Judge Po land ? To declare any one county as "un- animonsly" in favoi of cither Judge Poland or Mr. Morrill, shows great ignorance, or great recklessness. We venture to say that "the well informed" who concede the coun ties of Addison, Rutland and Bennington, to the unanisms tuppott of Judge Poland, are themselves strongly committed to bim as a candidate, and careful to Irern nothing un favorable to his prosrects. The chancel through which this unanimous information was collected mav have something to do with its value. Suppose, for instance, that Mr. Joseph Poland bad been the gentleman who was called (as we believe he recently has Wen) by bis official duties as collector of Internal Revenue, into the various towns of Rutland Coutitv. Of course those who do not consider the Judge the only good man for U. S. Senator would not feel called upon to go and sav to to his brother. The press ure of his official duties, or something else, too, might possibly make him a little bard of hearing for unpleasant expressions on the subject. He might thus go through every town in that or in any other county and ob tain only the opinions which agrco with bis own ; and his report consequently xould be not of tie utmost conetivablo value, as a source of information. Wc presume Mr. Morrill's friends do not make tbe mistake of claiming any county as "unanimously in bis favor;" but wc believe they are well satisfied with the state of pub lie opinion on tLc Senatorial question in the countiss named, and in several others, and have good reason to be so. Settcii or Ge.v. ilirrLEr. at W asiii.ngto.v. In his address to the Soldiers' and Siil ors Convention at Washington on Tuesday evening, Gen. Butlci paid his respects to Gen. Lee and Jeff. Davis in his usual pun gent style. In discussing the case of Gen. Lec be referred to his education at the ex pense of tLc country his former position as a pet of the government, the confidant of Gen. Scott and depository of his sccrets and continued : " What it the plea to be interposed in favor of this man? The rights of secession T that he went with his State? But suppose that that pica is a false one ; what shall wc say then? Robert E. Ltc resigned his eommis-ion on the 19th cf April, 1S61, at the same time thatour neighbors were murdered in Balti more. On the 17th day of the same April Vir ginia had passed an ordinance of secession, which was not to take effeat until voted on by the people cn the third Tuesday ot May, five weeks afterward. Oa the 19th of April. I say. Gen. Le resigned his commission, or rather it was accepted on that day, after it had been through the various offices cf the department ia Washington, and on the 22d of Aprilhe was ap pointed Commander-in-Chief cf the rebel forces in Virginia. His State bad not then seceded, but on the contrary, he, at the point of the bay onet, carried her oat of the Union and forced the Tote on the third Tuesday of May following. And yet there has not been strength enough in this government, so far a government that could put a million men in the Cell at once, and that did In the last campaign pat into the field one million six hundred thousand men to bring that to trial and ascertain whether or not treason is a crime and ought to le punished. (Applause.) I put it to you, fellow-soldiers, as military men, whether deserting the flag of cur nation and taking service within two days afterward in the ranks of tbe enemy is not a military crime, for which a man is amenable to a mili tary tribunal ? I think there can tc co doubt upon that question. I would like to sec him tried for that military offense. I do not think that any subsequent parole, got cut of too much credulity that the time had not come to surrender the northern army of Virginia, would bo a good plea. I desire to see that man tried so that it may be understood hereafter that it is death upon tbe gallows for any man to desert his nag ana take service with the enemies of his country. (Great applause.)" Of Jefferson Davis the General said : " Turn we to another man, fjr whom there are other considerations of excuse to Jeffersoa Davis, educated in the like school, (unfortunate, perhaps, for the school that it should have two such pupils,) who went into the military ser vice of his country, where he behaved .honorably and well. I do not know but that I might have to apply to him the saying of a rough Whig to Arnold, in the days or the Revolution. Arnold asked him what would be done to him if he was caught by the Americans. ' Why, said th-s Whig, I think we should bury the leg that was wounded at Quebec with all the honors of war, and hang the rest of you on a gibbet So with Davis. We might hive to bury, with tho honors of war, one arm that was wounded ia Mexico, and hang tbe rest of him. Laughter and applause. He had the plea, however, which the soldier had not that his State hall seceded. Waiting until Mississippi went out, Jefferson Davis quits tbe halls of Congress to take the of fice of Provisional President ia the Confederate States an offi:e created and made ready far htm as soon as he should be ready to take it. He, all-powerful in the Confederacy, with a will of iron, with prayers and proclamations to the Divine mercy on his bps. stands brand sees our comrades starved and murdered day by day. I thick it is of co gTeat consequence whether it can be proved or not that he directly ordered it. Certain it is that it could cot have been done if he did cot wish it. He sees the horrors of Andersonville and does nothing to prevent them. Whether or not he had any complicity in the last great act of infamous guilt, the mur der of the President, no man may yet know. Cut whether he had or not, I desire to see him tried by a military commission, as the tribunal which arose out of the power that he evoked for the purpose of severing the Union. I should like to see the crime of the civil magistrate who deserts his pest and levies war against his coun try cot only made odious but punished on the gallows, sa that no Representative or Senator shall hereafter in these halls plot treason and execute it outside." Cor. of tho Free Tress.) FROM WASHINGTON. WxntxoTO.'t, D. C.Jan. 23, 1SC6. Dear i'rte Prttt: The vote on the suffrage bill fsr this Dis trict surprised everybody. Half ef the Republi cans in the House the other day, voted to post pone the decision until ApriL But the Demo crats would not hear to this; they saw, or thought tbey saw a vantage to themselves in forcing upon the Union party the clean issue of equal rights; and that party has taken up the glove. If negro suffrage succeeds in its trial here, it will fail nowhere else. As in the war. so ia thesettltment of the war, we make pro gress. i New England State last fall sacrificed its prejudices" for the peace ef the country, and denied tbe franchise to its col red citizens. That State, we may now expect, will not be be hind in supporting Congress in the position now taken, and carrying out the principle of equal ity before the law for the race. Senator Doolittle has made an elaborate speech in support ef the President's views, and Senator Wade has replied to him in a speech do- full justice to the patriotism, honesty and wisdom of the President so fir as he has gone. But in his view something mere needs to be done, and it is not strange if the President, in the stringent measures needed, would rather fellow than lead ; ia other words, throw the re sponsibility on Congress. He thinks too, that we expect too much of human nature, when we think that the bitter enmities against the Gov ernment which have burned like a furnace with in the bounds of the confederacy far the last four years, can turn iato patriotic fire, in a night. The greatest miracle in tbe Bible is that of the similar conversion oi one man St, Paul, The advocate of immediate restoration are claim ing a fir greater miracle in as radical and sad den a conversfoa of a whole nation. AH should read the forceful, clear and manly utter ances of Senator Wade in this speech, and say whether theythink our Government ought now to be given into the hards of its beaten enemies, or the Southern States restored without the strongest guaranties of actual and enduring change, which Constitution! Amendments can furnish. W. L C. The Fenuns. The recent news from across the water, that three of the Fenians now serving out their time in the British jails bd been flogged in prison, has cot tended to quiet tho feelings uf the brotherhood. At a meeting at Newark, N". J.,last week, Gen. Sweeney plainly threatened a Canadian in vasion. A report of the meeting savs : When the General hinted that it would not be a bad thing to give her Majesty's Governor General and Mr. D'Arcy McGee a taste of the treatment meted to Clarke, Luby and O'Dono van Ressa, the whole audience rose to their feet and cheered again and again for the success of the movement and in appreciation cf the stern determination of the veteran hero Sweany and hb armless sleeve. President Roberts said that under Sweeny Fenianism was certain to mark its came in his tory and avoid being jotted down as a vapid acd finall evaporated institution. It would not do to let the great strength now available fritter away uselessly or in a Quixotic manner. Let the Brotherhood now sustain the soldier, give him the muskets, and in ninety days he will give them hostages for their helpless brothers cow in Dartmoor hulks. Major Halpine makes in his paper.the Sew York Citizen, the following somewhat startling announcement : "We tell the American people aad they have heretofore found us pretty accurate prophets in everything relative to the Fenian cause that be fore ten ictekt there uilt tetometrhere an nA Republic ezitlina on the face of the earth. with a thg, an army, a pert of entry and cxit,a navy of privateers, and the tacit encourage ment both of France and the United States in the prosecution of belligerent acts against Great Britain. Let co cne ask us for the present where this Republic will be located, for we can not answer. It must be called a republic to warrant the flag and fleet, but will only really be used as an immediate basis of operation fcr the transfer of active hostilities to the Canadian and Irish soils. A word to the wise is enough. And cow, while the quid ounes grow excited, the wie will await developments, giving liberal ly cf their means to aid the cause; nor will they have to tarry long fur tbe fulfillment of all that we herein foreshadow." Mxxtco. Advices vi.a S.in Francisco from the Western States of Mexico to the ICth insL, announce the capture by the republi cans ef tbe town of Alamos, in the rich silver mining region of Sonora, and the defeat of the imperialists by General Morales at Ma tarptic. Morales, however, it is added, was sulsequcntly badly defeated by an imperial force. The commander of the French squa dron at the nicuth of the Rio Grande has entered bis protest against the late affair at Bigdad, and the transmission thither of United States troops after its capture to preserve order. The N. Y. Times' t Washington correspon dent says the representatives " are a splen did lot of mm, taking the whole Houso through, with less useless timber than has been itnt hero for a number of years past."