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From the Evening Post.
At the Spring.
I knew a cumbrous hill,
From whose green breast did daintily distill
A throbbing rill.
This is the artery,
And farther cn the crystal hrart must le,
Thought said to me.
All other I forsook.
To follow every twist ind curious crook
Of this wild brook.
Amonc decn mnw set
I found thegliraracring fount that did beget
iuc nvuiei.
No other eye had known
Its secret, nor car heard, for it made moan
Always alone.
I quaffed its water clear ;
Its limpid music bubbled to mine ear
With voice sincere.
Then such a silence fell
Upon me, mantling me as where a spell
Is wont to dwell.
Yet fled I from the place
At a rude rustling : and fear gave me chase
In my disgrace
"Twas a slim waer-snake
Slipt like on arrow through the sheering brake
And left no wake.
Bat cleft the pUcid spring,
And WfcTcd its flaming sword, its forked sting,
iu a cuarmcu ring.
So was the fountain spoiled ;
Within its lucid walls a devil coiled
My trust was toiled.
IPiU ZrJn,?Z?Ulh, f J?!?1.. i. butto I at the Southed to involve the country In
"j U.....V1 u , 1 """.ui luti nui BiiTuji ue iresn in too re rn..:. ... . .
icate face, a. my sister Tasrestorinc the un mcmbranceof the fkithr1 i.m. i,.. foreign war, which they may turn toac-
sold valentines to their box once moro Dear I blessed her life aad m&do it beautiful, I Connt 'n a second attempt to gain their ic-
vcu . bo preuv, nnu so unconscious it the "ISclI was mv f. - r i
handsome and kind young gentleman had as we all stood together in the happy fire
been an ugly old woman, he would liave light on the evening of that day of St. Val
been quitoas interesting ia her cycs.prorid- entine. "I could not forget her face alter
i naa once seen it ; and when I found out
whero you lived, and Rent that that first
valentine, you know, I was thinking how to
follow it UD. when, behold I I wi introdnc.
cd to my fate one night, as the niece of the
Australian millionaire. And an vnn Ann't
think I remembered you, Nell 7 Well, I'll
ed he tad bought the valentines,
anc sighed a kind of relieved sich. when
e were once more in the street,
"There. Tibbie.
day's work in the last tea mnutes, and seem
w uave earned tnc ncbt to zo homo and
warm Ourselves. You arc row wt
come, wc can auoru to da no mnrt i own. i v.iR tnn cMric tn 1 :ti
A J ji I " - -iv. w sv vjUlbV BUtV lilt
7ril'i r-n- , , , , yu frokc. As to the holly wreath. I al-
Un iJIraor, I wish you had not taken ways meant to keep it till I was in earnest,
hl8 mOnCV.' I burst OIlL "T nvnbl nlhr I Tnil l-nnur -r,A I M ni: i!
have been cold and wet."
She looked at me wondering.
"We were three times as well raid hv thn
one as the other," she answered calmly ;
"and as for not likinsr tn tk( tl.r
jet ub nop ne has plenty to spare, and will
ttiirays ueeiow tne superfluity where it is as
much nerdfnl r ht. Hi.! tAit "
We said no more, for I was a littlo
asnamcu or my involuntary outbnrst ; and
our liberal customer was never named again
between us. Indeed we had other things to
. t 1 r P . , .. .. . t-
luiait oi ; lor taxing com on tnis very day,
I shortly afterwards fell into a linirerini
fever, and my poor sister's powers were
editors Ann raoraiKTOBS.
Gen. Saxton testifies to the intense hatred
of the Yankees among the Southerners. AH
the evidence and thcrr is much more to
which we have not alluded goes to show a
bad state of feeling throughout the South,
with the exception of Arkansas, whichiap-
jiwiio wocioi mucn oeiicr condition man
any other State, and to contain a largo pro
portion if not a majority ot loyal citizens.
There is more evidence to be submitted by
the committee ; but we fear it will only
corroborate that already introduced.
The Pennnlmnla Plntform.
iso Ksteise.ntation. The Amendment to
the Constitution, basing representation in
Congress on the entire population, deduct
ing any class or race to whom the right of
suffrage is denied, which passed the Houco
and has been lying in the Senate for a num-
rwrnf Hra fimn iirvin tin7k CLin.
Congress cannot complain of the suntiort I j .t. j .
taxed to the utmost to kcepu, both from it i. receiving from the people ; nor can the -nu,. ..,,ng wm.e
sUrvmg. Uowearlyehe worked; how late, Prwi.ip.. ft ... was the mot important proposition ever
tlftvr TMtttontlt. niUR,r L . I ..fc.VM. .v tuu m.Luuiuiauui: I V,.
San Francisco.
Cms Wabbk Stoddiho.
.11 i ft c c 1 1 a n y .
My sister and I have known poverty ; not
born, cor bred to it. wc were yet scarcely
women grown, when we found oureclves
alone in the world with poverty for our in
heritance, and I, indeed, with nothing be
tween me and starvation save Hinor's cour
age, energy, and patience.
Wc had tried many methods by which to
earn daily bread, and clothce to cover ns.
The work began in hope to end in disap
pointment, the supply ever exceeding the
demand, and dark and bitter February found
us endeavoring to keep the wolf from the
door by the manufacture of the prctty.fanci-
iui, loousu inucs wuion it is the ta6bion oi
the rich and happy to dispense on the day
of St. Valentine,
llinor had a fine taste and drew very
prettily, and between us we had managed to
please highly the kindheartod ehopkeepr
who first offered to employ us in making
valentines; but, alas! the demand was ex
hausted sooner than our taste and invention,
and when our last order was executed wo
had so much material remaining that wo
resolved to exercise our tatte and skill to the
uttermost in the manufacture of some real
che3(Taurrc, a fight of which should gain
us orders eUewherc, or at least command a
sale for themselves.
'There !" said I, having put the finishing
ioucu io one oi our ucsi cwurts, and laying
It down before her "there, Hell! would
you not like fome ono to send you just such
a valentine as that, my dear ? For my part,
I think I Bhould consider the sender irresistible."
humor looked, admired, and laid it car e-
sureiv dc re cowed in heaven, as one -ntc
ful heart will remember it on earth while
ilie lasts ; and yet, after a few weeks, we
had but a shilling left in the world, and
f carte a prospect of gaining another.
aome months beforo this, llinor had
had written our sole relative in the world
an uncle in Australia ; and about this time
we had fallen into the habit of watching for
the postman as he entered our street, in the
faintest, forlorn hope possible that there
migui come an answer to it. Un this morn
ing, when Nell had given me my t-canty
urea Kia6i, ana mauc me as comiortaulc as
i accumulating
evidence that the masses.by whose will he has
said that he desires to be controlled, in the
loyal States at least are arriving at toler
ably clear convictions, on the situation at
Washington. They will heartily sustain
the rVcsidcnt as long as he sustains the
principles thoy understood him U represent
when they elected him. But if the "im
pending conflict" between the President and
Con grcss should ever come to an open issue,
through the nttcmpt to crowd the late relcl
the miserable circumstances permitted, she I States into Congress beforo the majority in
sat down near the window to take her own
poor meal, and watch as usual tor the port
man. The watercress woman, the boy with
the rolls, tho organ that always came at
nine o'clock all made their uaual appear
ance and departed ; but no postman caused
tho narrow little street to resound with his
thunderous raps ; and at last Ellinor rose.
"lie must have passed before I sat down,
I suppose," she said, cheerfully; "never
mind, Tibbie darling, we shall have the let
ter to hope for. What, Mrs. Smith ! really
a letter for us at last!" she called out,
aarting towards our landlady, who opened
the door at the instant, with a letter held in
her apron, to prevent its contact with her
soapy finger and thumb. "Why, how could
1 have missed seeing the postman ?
"Lar. Miss ! posty won't be here for ever
so long yet : always is an hour late on this
foolish Valentine's day, .i keeping people
out o' their lawful letters, all along o' that
tomfoolery as I calls it. However, p'raps
this letter, which didn't come by post, as I
understand my little Polly, may be a valen
tine, and then you won't be obleegtd to me
for calling it tomfoolery."
"Mot come by post?" tnid Ellinor. in a
disappointed voice, as she took the letter
and looked at the superscription and the
seal, as people will do, to discover what
they could come at so much more readily by
opening the envelope.
"Open it, Xell dear," said I, with the
fretfulncss of fever aud weakness ; and she
came and sat down on tho bed beside me as
she did an. A thin hit nf rm rkr flutter".-)
fully away beside the other completed ones, out of tho envelope, and lay unheeded by us
"Valentines arc not for US " both, as Ellinor .infnMpH lhn rnrlntnm nnd
It was a bitterly cold morning, with fre- revealed a valentine yes, a real valentine.
glistening with frosted silver snowdrops and
mue lorgct-mc-nots
qucnt showers of sleety rain, when we both
set forth, our valentines carefully packed in
a box, to try and dispo.-e of the delicate
wares in such shops as seemed to us likely to
invest in them. We were hopeful as we
entered the first, not utterly damped as we
departed unsuccessful, and by the time wc
entered, I think, the sixth, despairing, but
resohed not to give in while a chance re
mained. It was a fashionable West end shop, as I
remember, and the warm mellow atmosphere
as wc entered ,penetrstcd our damp garments
with a grateful sense of comfort. Two gen
tlemen stood at the handsimc counter, in
specting the valentines that the emartly
dressed, smiling young lady behind it was
exhibiting to them, the younger of the two
with a curious kind ot disati EeJ eagerness
in his boyish face, thi other with a good
natured assumption of interest in what his
friend evidently had at heart.
I noticed all this while Ellinor was dis
playing our poor little wares to the other
'Oh, Nell ' a real valentine ! and for
Who Could have sent it?"
must be a mistake," said Ellinor
turning to the superscription on the envel
ope. "Hat no : name and addron in full,
and perfectly correct."
"Who could have sent it?" repeated I
"Who, indeed?" replied Ellinor, soberly.
" What a pity that snowdrops and forget-
me-nots are not good Tor eating. Stay
here is aomething else roses now, I sup
And sbo took up the folded piece of paper
that lay unheeded on the bed. In an instant
the color flashed into her face, the tears into
her patient eyes.
"Oh, Tibbio! my darling, my child!
Five pounds I a bank-nutc for five pounds !"
"Five pounds, Ellinor! nonsense !"
"Yes, yes: a real note! look!" she
cried. "Oh, my darling, you will get well
now ! you shall have all I have never been
- . . .. . . .
0ung iaay, cquaiiy wen crcsc, Dut not able to cive you. Oh, may God bless the
quite so smiling, who came forward to ns ecndcr of such n precious valentine "
as wc entered ; and I was still looking and
our valentines still strewed the counter, PART "
while the young lady had departed to ask The dawn of another day of St. Valentine
instructions as to buying from the maitcrof dark, raw, and gloomy. Out of doors the
the shop, when the elder of the two gentle- 'ccno is wretched enough. The trees, in
men turned suddenly round and saw the con the London square opposite, are dripping
tents of our box, spread out. with dank moisture ; and the LonJcn street
"Hallo !" said he, "why here arc a lot slippery with the same. Inside it is dif-
more. Tom, come, I think you will be hard ferent. A cosy breakfast-room, luxuriantly
to please, if some of these are not up to the appointed, the fire dancing brightly in the
mark," and he pulled them all towards polished grate, and tho whole atmosphere
hia. etforc Ellinor or the young lady behind scented by the breath of the exotics, that
the counter could intrefcer il they wished. I comes Uoating in from the open con-
Why these 'forrct-me-nots' and silver
Cupids are the most killing things we have
seen yet ; perfectly irresistible, by Jove !
And this pretty wreath of holly berries that
lifts up, and shows a tiny looking-glass un
derneath there's a neat compliment for you!
perfections of every kind set forth in the
verses you know. 'Look in the glass and
you behold 'em all.' Why. Tom, you could
not hopo to beat that."
Ho ended with a laugh that matched his
kind frank face, and which like that, seemed
to draw one towards him as it were, and
then glanced at Ellinor, who was coloring a
"Did you make theso pretty things ?'" he
aid, speaking very gently. "What taste
you must have ; you mcst let me have this
one of the holly berries. I havo never seen
anything so pretty."
lie dropped his voice and looked again at
Ellinor. I was the youngest, yet I saw the
compliment, which ebe never dreamed of
"The thing is for sale, sir," she said sim
ply, and putting it into its cover laid it on tho
counter before him. With some awkard
ness, and a rising color in his own face now,
betook oat a sovereign and handed it to her.
Wc wanted money, yes .sorely. Heaven knows
and yet a sudden impulse which 1 could
scarcely resist, made me almost dash forward
and snitch the monoy from her hand. Not
noticing that, or my face, into which a
burning color had flown, Ellinor turned to
wards the young lady, and asked her to ob
lige her with change in silver.
"No, indeed," the gentleman called out
hastily, "there is no need of change. The
valentine is worth more than that trifle yes
indeed, I insist " and ho would not hear
anything to the contrary, though Ellinor
looked distressed and even haughty. lie
took up the other valentines, praised and
admired them, and there was something so
winning in his face and manner, that Elli
nor. though always somewhat sby and re
served, talked and even smiled in answer to
him. Meanwhile the well dressed young
lady behind the counter looked on with much
loftiness, not to say disdain, which was not
abated when the other young gentleman fi
nally fixed upon the forget-me-nots and Cu
pids, which bis friends bad pronounced so
killing, and the price of which Ellinor said
was five shillings. I don't know whether
the elder one by this time had become aware
of the irregular nature of tho proceedings,
or whether he was enlightened as to the
tame by the aspect of the young lady, but
certainly, with a smile and bow toward El
linor, he turned away,aod, after purchasing
some trifle or other ,he and his friend left the
ery short indeed was the young lady's
tone, when she said, "that tbey bad no in.
tention at present of increasing their stock
: would think you expect-
servatory adjacent. Two ladies aro its
occupants, one of whom is busy at tho
breakfast-table, while the other stands at a
window, looking out.
"Why, Nell, one i
cd a valentine."
My sister did not answer ; and looking
merrily towards her, I saw so vivid a color
stealing into her fair pale face, as made me
instantly silent in wonder.
"What were you and Captain Mildmay
talking about so long in tho dark yesterday
evening?" I asked presently.
"Aboot valentines," answered Ellinor,
quietly. "Yes, Tibbie, I was telling him
of the time we earned our bread by making
them." J
"Ob, Nell!" I called out, aghast. But
my sister's noble face rebuked my altry
pride into silence.
"It seemed to me only right," she went
"And did he do you think he had ever
recognized ns for the poor girls he bought
the valentines of that day?" I faltered.
"I don't know if so, he did not confess
it; but I think it very unlikely. It was
natural wo should recollect him ; not likely
that he should associate the idea of two for
lorn looking creatures with the nieces of the
rich Australian merchant, whom be saw
living in luxury. No : I dare say lie has
long forgotten us as he first saw us ; though
I have always thought, Tibbie, in my own
soul, that he sent that precious valentine
that saved you, my darling, after the fever."
"Oh, Nefl! and you never told me be
fore ! Well, and what did he say 7"
"Last night? very little. 1 thought it
only honest to tell him ; it seemed to me
right; but perhaps it has lost us a friend,
Tibbie ; I don't know."
Her voice shook a little, and she turned
her face so that I could not see it. Just
then the postman's knock made the houso
resound ; and. as if the noise had galvanized
h joto motion, Ellinor darted out into
the hall I j0.t know wbat sn0 expected,
or what I did ; but 1 followed her.and leant
over ber shoulder as ibe opened the box.with
her little hands trembling, so that the let
ters as she lifted them fluttered in ber grasp.
There were several I don't in the least re
member what the others were, all my atten
tion being concentrated on the one that
Ellinor selected as if by instinct a valentine
yes, ber own wreath of holly berries, whose
ruddy glow seemed somehow to be reflected
jin the color flashing my sifter's happy
A 1 looked at it, I presumed that the
token earned iUmeseagc, in words not ex
actly patent to my understanding : and I
know that, though Ellinor has been jcars
xearried to Fred Mildmay, the still keeps ber
two Taltntinea among her most sacred treas
ures. The silver mow Jrops and the "bright
Longrcji arc satisfied that it is safo to ad
mit them to full representation in such
case, if we can read tho signs of the times,
the people will stand by their representa
tives. The resolutions passed by the Re
publican Convention of the great State of
Pennsylvania express this in clear and
definite terms, and Pennsylvania, although
it it the State of Thad. Stevens, is not a
"radical" State.
It is thus the Republicans of the Rev
Stone State rcsjiond to the calumny which
brands as "Northern disunioniits," all who
dare to question the complete restoration to
loyalty of tho lately reconstructed rebels :
ItesolvcJ, That filled with admiration at the
patriotic devotion and fearless courage with
which AndrewJJohnson resisted and denounced
the efforts of the rebels to overthrew the nation
al government, Pennsylvania rejoiced to ex
press her entire confidence in his character and
principles, by bestowing her suffrage upon him
for the second position in honor and dignity in
the ciuntry. His bold and outspoken denuncia
tions of the crime of treason, his firm demands
for the punishsent of the guilty offenders, and
his expressions of thorough sympathy with the
friends of the Union, secured forbim the warm
est attachment of her people who, remembering
his great services and sacrifices, appeal to him
to stand firmly by the side and to repose upon
the support of the Icyal muses whose votes
formed the foundation of his promotion, and
who plfJgcd to him their sapjurt in all meas
ures by which treason shall be stigmatised, loy-
nv rrajtuuru, ecu me ireeuom, siaomry. ana
unity of the nation secured.
Resolved, That the work of restoring the late
insurrectionary States to their proper relations
to the Union necessarily devolves upon the law
making power, and that, until inch action shall
betaken, no State lately in insurrection is enti
tled to representation in cither branch of Con
gress. That, asa preliminary to such a return,
it is the right of Congress to investigate for itself
the condition of the legislation of these States ;
to inquire respecting their loyalty, and prescribe
the terms of restoration; and that to deny this
necessary constitutional power is to deny and
imperil one of the dearest rights belonging to
oar representative form cf government; and
that we cordially approve of the action of the
Union Representatives in Congress from Penn
sylvania on this subject.
Resolved, That the Hon. Edear Cowan. Sena
tor from Pennsylvania, by his coarse in the Sen
ate of the United States, has disappointed the
hopes and forfeited the confidence of those to
whom he owes his place, and that he is hereby
most earnestly requested to resign.
Resolved, That no man who has voluntarily
engaged in the Hte rebellion, cr has held otfiea
under the rebel organiiation. should be allowed
to sit in Congress of the Union, and that the
law known as the test cath should net be re
pealed, but should be enforced against all claim
ants for seats in Congress.
Resolved, That in this crisis of public affairs.
fall of grateful recollections of his marvelous
and memorable services on the field of battle, we
tarn to the example of unfaltering and unccra-
promisitg loyalty cf Lieutenant General Grant,
with a confidence not the less significant and un
shaken because at no period of our great strug
gle has his proud name been associated with a
doubtful patriotism, or used for sinister purpo
ses by the enemies of oar common country.
brought into Congress, unless, perhaps, we
may except theamendment abolishing slavery
iu nu mina it was the most utterly repre
hensible and unpardonable one. He Cuuld
consider it only "a device to crystallize lhto
organic law the disfranchisement of a race."
Mr. Sumner summed up his objections to
tho amendment as follows :
"Following it up to the beginning this propo
sition carries into the Constitution itself the idea
of inequality of rights, thus defiling that unspot
ted text ; secondly, it is an express sanction of
the acknowledged tyranny of taxation without
representation ; thirdly It is a concession to
Stats rights at a momsnt when we are recover
ing from a terrible war waged against us in the
name of State rights ; fourthly.it is the Con
stitutional recognition of ,aa oligarchy, aristoc
racy, caste and monopoly, founded on color ;
fifthly, it embodies the wretched pretension of a
White Man's Government ; sixthly, it awamcs
what is false in constitutional law that color
can be a qualification for an elector ; seventhly,
it positively tics the hands ot Congress In fixing
the meaning of a Republican Government, so
that under the guarantee clause it will be con
strained to reoogniie an oliearchv. aristoeraiv.
caste and monopoly, together with the tyranny
of taxation without representation as not incon
sistent with such a Governmen ;. eighthly, it
j'viuitcij ilea me nanas ot uongress in complet
ing and consummating the abolition of slavery
in pursuance of the second clause of the Con
stitational Amendment, so that it cannot for
this purpose interfere with the denial of the
elective franchise on account of color; ninthly,
it installs recent rebels into permanent power
over loyal citizens, and tenthly, it shows forth
in an unmistakable character a compromise of
human rights, the most immoral, indecent and
utterly shameful cf any in our history."
amendment to it, providing that none of tho
money appropriated should be used for the
payment of any cadets appointed from the
twuthcrn States since January 1.1SCC, until
said State shall be restored to the Union.
In tfie House on Monday, some resolutions
passed by the Legislature of South Carolina
accepting the Congressional grant of lands
for an Agricultural College, forwarded by
Uov North, were rrcscntcd, when Mr.
Stevens objected to their reception on the
ground that Congress docs not recognize at
present the government of Smth Carolina
The yeas and bays being ordered resulted in
a vote of yeas 37, nays 100, so that the
House refused to receive the japcr. Messrs.
Baxter and Woodbndge voted nay. .Mr.
Morrill was absent or did not vote.
Government 'urreioitdeiicc with the
Provisional Governors.
Wasiiiicgtox, March C.
message as received by the
The followin:
House tc-dav :
Tolkt Houst ef Rtprtuntalita :
In answer to a resolatmn of the llnus nf
Representatives of the 12th of January last, re
questing information in regard to the Provisional
Governments cf certain States, I transmit a re
port from the Secretary of Sive, to whom the
resolution was reierreu.
In his report, MrSeward staffs that aconv or
original of all the voluminous papers called for
uy ine resolution nave ccen. with the reports
from this Department of this dite. laid before
the President to enable him to ALSwer a similar
resolution ot the Senate, and that as these pa
pers will undoubtedly be printed for the nte ef
the senate, it is presumed to be unnecessary to
have ancthcr copy made to enable the President
to answer the resolution of the House of Rep-
In a similar communication sent to the Senate
.Mr seward says :
"It will appear that all the persons appointed
Provisional Governors were required to lake the
oam prcscrioeu uy lonirrcss, except W. II. IIoI
den, appointed Provisional Governor of North
Carolina, the omission of the requirement in
this case, was entirely accidental. He, however,
totk the amnesty oath prescribed by the Presi-
usnrs proclamation ot Jlay lfcCo, There is
no record in this Department of the oaths which
were taken by the several Provisional Gov.
In a supplementary report to the PiesUtnt,
ir. ccwaru says :
-il now appears mat the foregoing report
wss prepared in the office on the 22d of January
by the Acting Secretary of State, William Hun
ter. The delay of transmitting it was due to
tne tact that it was hekl tor tension by the un
uersigncd secretary Seward, but neither the
preparation or the report nor the paswge of the
first resolution of the Senate Ucamt known to
the Secretary of State until they were brought
to his knowledge alter the passage of the Sen
ate's seccnl resolution."
2d, The franchise. By this, I suppose is
meant the exclusive right of supplying water to
the city. Have the Campany any such right !
Sdly, The pipes of the Company. Theso p'pes
have been laid from five to forty years. What
is their extent ? What is their value ? The!
and similar questions should be answered in or
der to an intelligent vole at the approaching
It the pipes and laying are worth 5,000,
the franchise is worth, according to the proposed
offer 520.000 ! To some there appears to be
"a Cat in the Meal !" in this whole matter.
Tolicc Court.
Korbury job would hesitate to kill a man to est
Tcrrcnce McTcrrcn was fined by Recorder "JP
w.,1 J-.,l r. - i - . tinutt) "Tins v.... M- t r i-i . .
Read $5 and costa for intoxication
The Amendment was defeated in the Senate
on Friday, the two thirds majority necessary
to pass it not being secured. Wc believe
this is the first of the forty odd constitution
al amendments proposed, that has reached
a final vote in both houses. The result
bailed by the democratic paper as a "great
radical defeat," although it was scented by
the oppieing voices and votes of some of the
most radical Senators. The Massachusetts
Senators for once voted on epposite sides,
The vote stood : -lye, Messrs. Anthony,
Chandler, Clark, Conncss, Cragtn, Crcswell,
Feetendca, Foeter, Grimes, Harris, Howe,
Kirkwood, Lane of InJiana, McDougall,
Morgan, Morrill, Nye, Poland, Ramsey,
Sherman, Spraguc, Trumbull, Wado, Wil
liams and Wilson 25. AoyJ, Messrs.
Brown. Buekalcw, Cowan, Davis, Dixon,
Doolittle, Guthrie, Henderson, Hendricks,
Johnson, Lane of Kansas, Nesraith, Norton,
Pomeroy, Riddle, Saulsbury, Stcwartitock-
ton, Sumner, Van Winkle, Willcy and
Yates 22.
The appearance of the name of the de
mocratlc Senator from California, Mc
Dougall, in the otherwise clean list of
Union men who voted for the amendment,
is explained by the fact that he was drunk,
as usual. His vote, from "PerlcyV nc
count of it, made some amnsement :
The Condition of the South.
Tho Reconstruction Committee reported
to the Houso on Tuesday a largo amount of
testimony, in reference to the political con
dition of the Southern States, which from
the standing of the witnesses, and the nature
of their testimony, will command attention.
Major Gen. Thomas, a Southern man by
birth and training, tcstiScs that the people
of Alabama arc extremely anxious to be un
der the Constitution ot the United States,
and to have that State in its regular position
in the Union, but they arc not personally
friendly to the Union ; that it is di5;oU to
eay what portion of the population are reli
able Union men, the preponderance of sen
timent varying in different portions of the
State. In central and southern Alabama,
tho successful candidates, in the recent elec
tions, bad been either in the rebel army or
active rebels. He did not think it would do
to removo the United States troops. He
says :
I am satisfied that until a better state of ieel-
ine shall arise there if all restraint should be
removed the freedmen would be thrown back
into a condition of virtual slavery ; that is, they
would be ccmpeued by legislative enactments to
labor for little or no wages, and legislation
would assume sneh form that they would not
dare leave their employers for fear of punish
ment; and unless white men, who had been
Union men through the war, had very strong
personal friends they could not live in the State.
Gen. Grierson testifies of the State of
things in Alabama.Gcorgia, Mississippi and
Tennessee. He says :
It is my firm belief, after all I have been able
to learn of the Southern people, daring the war
and since the surrender, that the spirit of resis
tance still exists there as strong as ever, and
that in the event of this country engaging ta a
foreign war, the enemies or the Oovernment ot
the United States throughout the Booth do
meditate and will cot fall to seize that opportun
ity to attempt again its destruction."
Gen. Thomas and Gen. Grierson both ex-
Mr. McDougall. who had been retained in the
Senate by his Democratic friends when he should
have been permitted to go home, was asleep in
his chair when his name was called, and on
being aroused voted "ays" to the surprise of his
political associates and the amusement of the
Union mm on the Soer and In the galleries. He
doubtless believed that he was voting on an
amendment of his own which be had previously
introduced, and it was cot deeced judicious to
attempt to undeceive him.
The proposition being killed, it was re
vived by a motion to reconsider, to enable
Mr. Doolittle to offer a substitute basing
political power on the number of legal
voters in the States respective. And then
the subject was postponed to next Thursday.
Co.criiiiox.il. The bill regulating trade
between tho United States and Canada, of
which we gave an abstract the other day,
was discussed in the House on Tuesday.
Mr. Morrill of Vermont, the framcr of
tho bill, advocated it at length, urging im
msdiatc action on the ground that the pres
ent Reciprocity Treaty will cxpiro on the
17th of the present month. In relation to
the repeal of the fishing bounties, and tho
limitation of shore fishing, he did not anti
cipate that American fishermen would so de
port themselves as to involve us in a ar
with Great Britain. The bill was tor the
raiting the revenue and not for the protec
tion of any home interests. It was a neces
sary and important measure.
Mr. Pike of Maine, followed in opposition
to the bill, and it was further debated by
Messrs. Elliot and Alley of Massachusetts,
and Mr. Grinncll of Iowa. The Iattcr,while
advocating a duty of ten cents a ponnd, and
ten per cent, advalorcm on wool, and fifty
cents on shoddy, was especially severe on the
importers of shoddy, of which twenty-seven
millions pounds were imported during tho
last four years. Ho said the American Me
rinos were the best sheep in the world, and
we have the best pastures, yet we havo but
one sheep for every one hundred acres, while
England has one sheep for each acre.
"Perlsy" telegraphs that the indications
are that there will be a combination between
the representatives of the fishing, lumber,
coal and wool interests, which will so lecon
struct the bill as to make it protective. If
this is done, the duty on fish will bo one
press the belief that secret organizations for I dollar per quintal, instead of fifty cents as
disloyal purposes are being organised to I proposed by Mr. Morrill, and the doty on
some extent at the South, to embarrass the spruce lumber will be two dollars per thou-
Govermcnt in all its efforts to restore the I sand instead of ono dollar, while tho doty
Union; to resist the payment of the national I on pine lumber will be three dollars.
debt, or plot for the resumption or the rebel The bill making appropriations for the
debt; to agitate for compensation for dam- Military Academy at West Point was passed,
ages inflicted during the war by our armies) bat not until General Scbsnk had secured an
Tni: Militt Foat s: or Caxabji. There
are in all Canada between seven and ciffht
thousand regular British troop to oppose
the Urriblc Fenians, bueides the volunteer
militia, who are said to be "very strong on
paper and very weak nt musters." Major
Gen. Lindsay, has about 4500 regulars, dis
tributed as follows : 1730 nt Quebec ; 22o0
at Montreol ; 200 at ChaniMy. 150 at St.
Johns ; 150 at Isle au Nix. Mj.-Gcn,
Napier has 3000 more regulars, distributed
about equally at Toronto. Kingston, Hamil
ton and London. If General Snceny goes
into Canada he must look for a rough cam
paign, and some good troops to fij
against, with a large admixture of Irish in
then?, particularly in the Sixteenth and
Forty-seventh regiment.
fus 1'x.vu.v Scjkb was very lively in
Montreal and Toronto on Saturday. Absurd
rumors were circulatod of the approach of
Sweeny, with three distinct invading col
umn?, via Niagara, Ogdensburgb and
truit. The militia were paraded, and a reg
iment ordered from Toronto to the Niagara
frontier, another from Ixindon to the western
frontier, and troops from Montreal to the
eastern border. The cities of Montreal,
Toronto and Ottawa, are nightly patrolled
by soldiers.
In Baltimore, a sensational Mory was in
circulation yesterday, to the effect that a
body of S00 Fenians were about to leave that
city for Canada orsomcwherc else.
Tue Win. Qitstio.w TLe point of most
interest at rre sent, in the water discussion.
ecms to be as to the taluc of the property
ol the Aqueduct Company to the eity, in
case it decides to erect new works. Wc
publish second communication on that
branch ol the subject to-day. Our columns
aro ojen to those who have the information
required in order to answer the questions
asked, as we have not. That the property
ol the Aqueduct Company, will be rendered
worthless to the owners, by the erection of
new water works on the scale proposed, and
that the city ought in justice, therefore, to
take whatever it can use of that property,
and pay a fair price for the same, are the
only points at present clear to us.
The VT liter QurMlon In u Nutshell.
MniTuKJitoncflht Fret Prets :
On the 10th inst., the legal voters
of our city, will be called upon to decide an
important question. One that affects their
health, prosperity, and future welfare, in a
greater degree probably than any ever beforo
presented for their decision. All admit the neo-
tssity of having a supply ot pure water, but
the diversity of opinion has been, and is cow.
how that necessity shall be supplied. There have
been many plans suggested , bat all but two ap
pear to be thrown aside, and between these two
we shall be called upon to choose.
The first one presented, and the one that to
my mind is the best, is the one presented by the
City Government. The second, which we mast
adopt if the first is rejected, is the French sys
tem. "a horse and a hogshead." This is really
the question divested of all surplasage.to be de
cided, and I believe any live citizen that claims
to live in the nineteenth century, and that cares
for the welfare of our city, cannot hesitate which
to adopt.
Mttirt. Editor t of tht Frtc Prttt :
The vote to be given for or against
raising money to be applied toward procuring
water far the city will be interpreted as bearing
on the question of purchasing the property ot
the Burlington Aqueduct Company, at $25,000,
am surprised, therefore, at cot seeing a fuller
statement of the property and its value. The
property is said to comprise :
1st, Real estate. This, however, is not in-
eluded in the offer. It consists of parcels of
land on which are the feeding springs of tht
Company. Why are thejr withheld I Of co
great value in themselves, they nevertheless are
the life of the Aqueduct Company to the
The Water Question.
EJitort of the Frte Prt$s :
If it is not already a foregone
conclusion, that cur citizens are to be burdened
with a debt of no ordinary proportions for
tupplying the eity uith traler, as proposed and
advocated in the late Report of a cemmittee of
our authorities, it is certainly worth while for
every good citizen, who has at heart the pros
perity of our youthful city, to look over the
mitter candidly and without prejudice, with a
view to satisfy his judgment, if he can. whether
present necessity, or the expediency of the pro
tect will, at this time, justify the imposing upon
our people the enormous debt to be thus
We have tut jast tcttred upon our career,
under the auspicious hopes assured us, under
cu city organization, and let ns not allow onr
youthful ambition to so farjoverpower our judg
ment and discretion, as to paralyze, at one step,
cur prosperity at ths outlet, Utter by far, to
wait a little, and U content to do uell, rather
than block our own wheels in an unreasonable
effort to do fatttr
That a supply of pure water, flowing abun
dantly to'everybody, and for all useful purposes,
would be quite desirable, all will acknowledge.
and so also, all must acknowledge that a good
thing may be purchased at too dear a cost. It
is to be regretted that the committee appointed
to consider this subject should have contented
themschts with the brief exhibit made in their
rejrt of their estimated tost of the work. The
several items which must enter into the ccst
should have been fully presented, the quanti
ties of the various materials required, should
have been given, with the probable ccst prices
thereof, and each carried out ia detail ; the
size and weight cf cccdnit pipes; the extent cf
line (awl location) ever which it is propceed to
distribute them, the form and description of
rmrvoir, and the material and manner of its
construction ; the buildings and pumping ma- I evidently be
chicery ; the pier work proposed to be extended
into the Lake, ic , Sc., with a general plan of
the work, the cost of operation and inaintain
ance, with the probable income to be derived
therefrom, both immediate and prospective al!
in such detail and completeness, as to have af
forded to our citizens a reasonable assurance
that the character and extent of the plan was
adiciously adapted to our necessities, and enti
tled to confidence.
Such a result cculd net be secured with the
limited time and means which the committee
had at their cemmand, still its importance is
too great to be dispensed with, when oar citi-
City of Iturtin;ton.
March oth.
The Board met at 2 P. M.. .Mayor Catlin in
the chair.
Warrants were approved to nar ihr F!r
-- . . . . ....U.MUH UiM U
Companies the sum voted by kint resolution . g.' ha Put her o of the way.
adopted Feb. 20.
Rsmeo II. Start was appointed Clerk of tho
North Ward, nee J. R. Hickok resigned, and
Ambrosi A. Drew Clerk of the South Ward, in
place of Henry W. Ihna, removed from the
A warrant was approved to pay the town of
South Burlington the sum of S21 M, being its
proportion of the School Fund of the late town
of Burlington.
A message was received from the Common
Couneilby thsir clerk pro tea.. Mr. Peake,
communicating the following report of the joint
committee cn city property :
To the City Ciuncil of llnrlington :
The committee appointed to take into consid
eration tht rents of the City Hall, beg leave to
report that the rents should bo made as tollowa,
far the year ensuing :
For the Probate office, now rentrd t siim
For J. B. Hollenbeck's offise. rnw rnt.l
S37.C0. S50.
for saloon of Simon F. Fitts. now rent! at
$100, 8160
For L. A. & A. A. Drew's market, now rented
at fJlW, S300.
For office now rented by Geo. B. Ishara at
S0. ST6.
which would raise the amount from SIsT.oO to
0. J. Wilkes, V Ctmmittce.
Joux II. Worcester. )
The report was alopted in concurrence.
Adjourned to Thursday, March 8, at 7 P. M.
COHJIO.N ceusciL,
The Council met pursuant to adjournment,
the President in the chair.
A joint resolution from the Board of Alder
men relative to tht rents of the City Hall, was
read twice and pissed in concurrence.
Couocilnun Walker, for the joint committee
on city property, presented a report, which, on
motion of Councilman Loemis, was accepted
and adopted.
Adjourned until Monday. March I2th. at
P. M.
unueu "That vm mm nt mv wn.l r.lu .1...
. , J " " - 1UIU lUSh
job. That knife (alluding to the weapon found
upon him when arrested) has sent two d el
i ankees to h 11 since I cams to Masiachasttts.
I am willing to go to State Prison for a yaar er
two. as I am stuptcted of doing somataing bad."
'Scratch Gravel" then went ob to give the most
revolting details of the crime which he declared
te had committed at West Roxbury. Ht itatad
that he stabbed the Joyce boy in the back sev
eral times; and that having had h'. f wt with
Put hzr nnt nf tho wv Tl r .1
tail he repeated to the prisoners unreMrvedlr.
on several occasiens-using language whosa
grossness forbids its repetition. He stated that
since the murder he had traveled nights and
a.ept daytimes in order to escape detection.
The plan of escape from tht jail was foiled by
one of the prisoners who had overheard the con
versation of the plotters. On receiving his sen
tence, "Scratch Gravel" was conveyed to tht
State Prison in Charlestown.
A detective was introduced into the prison,
put in the same ward with "Scratch-Gravel."
wormed himself into the confidence of his com
rade by a simulated plan of escape, and finally
extracted from him a doubtful confession a
confession that might excite, but could scarcely
confirm, suspicion. On Wednesday last ths
Warden of the Prison had a conversation with
him, in which he asked him where he was last
June. He refused to tell; and when rresf-l
ssiJ, "What has that to do with my being in
this prison ? I know what yea are driving at.
Tou think I murJered the Roxbnry children."
Ihc warden told him he was suspected of that
crime, and that it would be for his own interest
to show where he was daring the first part of
June. The prisoner cast his eyes upon the floor
and began to tremble violently, manifesting tht
most extreme agitation, and talked in a confused
manner of his whereabouts at all tirats except
the fatal first part of June.
ictsnricAiioN or Tne rsisoszs.
St. Patrick's Dav. The Fesias Citr
ekatiox. The Canadian preparations to re
ceive the Fenians, on St. Patrick's day, will
only time and labor thrown
away. The Vermont Fenians, at any rate,
will not be there, as they are all proposing
to be in Burlington on that day. The con
vention will doubtleM be a very large gath
ering of the Sons of the Green li'c. The
main features of the day will be a grand pro
cession of the Brotherhood through the
principal streets. Prominent in this will be
a band of thirty-two young ladies dressed
in white and green, representing the thirty-
two counties of Ireland, i n open carriage
and a " Guard of Honor,'" representing the
four provinces. Orations will be delivered
zens are called upon to decide the matter of I in the City Hall in the afternoon by Law-
rencs KtiaSAV, Esq., of New York, who is
represented a3 a very talented and eloquent
speaker, and J. J. Orowlet. of Boston,
Central Organizer. In the evening a grand
banquet will take piece tit the " Like
House " All the railroads in the State
carry to the celebration for half fare. Tickets
good for three days, which ran he had of
Capt. Loncrgan.
burdening themselves and their posterity with
such a monster debt, as must be brought upon
them by this undertaking. It is scarcely with
in the bounds of probability, that the debt
would be limited to the Si 00,000 proposed at
the outset it is far more probable that it would
ultimately reach nearly if not quite doable
that sum. Thiijs by no means an extravagant
view of the subject, it is justified by the al
most universal experience of beta the public
and private erterprises of the country every
where, and moreover, who does not forsee the
sacrifice that jnuit be made upon the 0 per cent,
city bends, proposed to be issued for this expenditure.
While the V. S. 7 3-10 or 0 per cent, gold
bearing Bonds are in the market, our unknown
enrrenty paying fi per cent city bonds, must of
course be reduced in price, to an equivalent
standard ; and such market standing, as all in
telligent financiers know depend as well upon
their character, as a utll known and undoubted
secvriiy.as upon their promised rate of inlerett.
If therefore they should find their level in the
market at about SO per cent of their par value
at the most, wt ought not to be surprised er
disappointed, because it is but reasonable t) ex
port it. Here then is an element of ccst. which
should not be over-looked, for it may be regard
ed as sure to be realized, and mast eo in to
greatly swell up the debt. It will cot do to say
that we will avoid this sacrifice by requiring the
contractor for the work to take our city bonds
in payment, for ht can co better afford the sac
rifice than can our citizens and will therefore
demand a proportional enhancement of price,
there is co escape in such cases from evils of
su:b a cbarcter.
The Committee put down in their estimate
franchise) ot the old "Burlington Aqueduct
Company." Why this item t it is not la the
least necessary, and as to its true valne, that
cannot, situated as it is.be ascertained with any
degree of accuracy, and ought not to be pur
chased at any price whatever. If the city is to
enter upon the project of procuring a supply of
water, let us come up .to .the work manfully,
alopt the best plan, make every part new, and
ef a permanent and substantial character this
in the end, would beyond all question prove to
be the best and most economical course-
It will be seen that the Committee contemplate
in their cstiuute the buildinc of a "Pier extend
ing 300 feet into the Lake." This is supposed
to be a means for reaching a point and properly
securing it. wkea.ee pure water may at all times
be drawn. It is scarcely to be doabted, that
twice that distance at least will be found neces
sary for that purpose, and hecco an enhance
ment of the cost of this item beyond that contem
plated in the estimate. When the needful time
and more fall and exact examination is given
to the subject true which is indispensable for
determining the cost of the work in all its de
tails, there is little if anyfdosbt that the esti
mate of various other items will prove deficient.
It is to be hoped that our ci dzess will not be
pushed on with indecent haste to a blind vote.
endorsing the project, until by the aid of all
the reliable information required, thty may be
prepared to form jostcocelosioais concerning it.
The proposed, measure is cos of very great im
portance, in whatever respect it may be viewed
by our people, and I beg you to believe that I
am cot disposed to treat it unjustly. My
desire is only that of all good -citizens, to meet
it and examine it fairly, and only upon its
merits. We are called upon eomowbat hastily
to think and vote upon it and it is (really to
be regretted that so little tine afcoold be given
New Fiax. As will be sien from an adver
tisement in another column the co-partnership
of Shedd,Walkers and Wires has been dissolved.
That branch of the business pertaining to Crock
ery, China, Glassware Ac. is to be continued, by
the new firm of E. O. Wiees & Co. and in a
store which for location, size and eleginee can
hardly be. surpassed in Vermont. Messrs.
Wires & Co. have added new departments to
their former business in the way of Paper Hang
ings. Window Shades, Fixtures ic and proba
bly now have the largest stock of goods in their
line to be found in ths State. The junkr part
ner, Captain Cu.ts.S. Siiaitcck, late of the 2d
Army corps, like bis associate is a gentleman of
ntelligence, couitesy and superior business
Messrs. Shedd and Walkers will continue their
former line of business and have an office off
from the stcre of Wires & Co.
Discovery of the Supposed Murderer.
The story of tho horrible murder of tho
two Joyce children, Isabella, a beautiful girl
of 14 years, just blooming into womanhood,
and John, her younger brother, in Roxbury.
Mass., last summer, is too fresh in the minds
of all to need recounting. The mystery
which has shrouded the tragedy seems likely
now to bo fully unveiled. It is believed that
the violatcr and murderer has been discover
ed Tho Boston patera give the following
details of the discovery -
On the fifth day of August last, Mr. Wether
bee of Ashburnham, a deputy sheriff, was in
formed that a house in Gardner bad been enur
ed that morning, and robbed of a silver watch,
and several other articles. Sheriff Wetherbee
at once started in pursuit of the thief, tracked
him and arrested him near East Wilton, N. H.,
the following day. The culprit refused to give
any other name than "'Scratch Gravel," saying
that his parents werejoo peor to give him any
better. Although well armed, with a knife and
pistol, he offered no resistance to arrest, saying
substantially to the sheriff "I don't care a
d n for being arrested for stealing a silver
watch; but I haveuone something which it would
be a feather in your cap to fasten on me. I had
rather go to prison for two or three months than
to ba traveling about the country as Ithave been."
Before placing his prisoner in jail, Mr. Wtlher
bee took him to his house. Vfter supper.
"Scratch Gravel" sing with tht little children
of the ehen(Ts family, and entered into coaver
sation with the sheriff's wife. Mrs Wetherbee
endeavored to draw his attention to spiritual
matters, and to make some moral impression on
him. For this purpoeo she offered him a Testa
ment. "Scratch Gravel" refused to read it.
, saying that he was too wicked ; that he had done
that since he had been in Massachusetts for
which neither Jod nor man would forgive him.
Mrs Wetherbee assured him that there was op
portunity fcr the vilest sinner to repent; but he
persistently refused to read the sacred volume,
and repeated his declaration that he had com
mitted a deed which could not be forgiven. 3Ir.
Wetherbee took his prisoner to the jail in Fitch
burgh, and at the August term of the Superior
Court, before Judge Allen, he was convicted on
the charge of robbery.. and sentenced to be con
fined three years In the State Prison, to which
he was taken on the 25th day of August.
From tht time of the first commitment of
''Peratch Gravel," sheriff Wetherbee entertain
ed suspicion that he was guilty of the crime
.with which he Is charged. Bis conduct while
in jail at Fitchburgh, tended to confirm these
'suspicions. In concert with two other priso
ners confined there with him.he plotted the mur
der of tht turnkey of the jaiL On being taun-
Thc steps which havo been taken to identify
the prisoner have reveal-d facts which bear
strongly against him. A person answering to
his description is known to have been at Taft'j
Hotel, in West Roxbury. at about the timeof the
murder. Seme of the articles of clothing worn by
the prisoner have been recognized, by peculiar
marks, as having been seen upon the indivnisal
at Tail's Hotel The knife taken from the pris
oner on his arrest wat shows to the surgeon
who made the pott mortem examination of the
murdered children, and to the corcner who con
ducted the inquest, and has been foand to cor
respond precisely with the appearance and sirs
of the wounds, which caused the death
of the unfortunate victims. Other tvidtnee of
a similar nature has been obtained.
The following is a history of the criminal,
drawn trom him by the detective while in the
State Prison: He is now twenty sevea years ef
age, and bis real name is RolH Aapndia, his
parents beirg Spanish. At the age of four years
ne was laxen irom an asylum and adopted by
Jfr. Aaron Dodge of Hamilton. His name. Mr.
Dodee, by permission of the Legislatare.
changed to Charles Aaron Dodge At the sg
cf thirteen he went to sea, and since that time
has been roving around the world, at cnt tima
hunting Indians "by the head" in Fltrida. At
the outbreak of the rebellion ht says he was ia
the South Carolina State Prison for murder,
having served six months of bis term. Being
pardened out on condition of joining th.a rebtl
army, he did so; deserted once; was in Morgan's
command in bis raid through Ohio, Kentucky
and Indiana, was captured and was paroled.
Subsequently he enlisted in a Massachusetts
regiment, and served cn five United States ves
sels, deserting from each and all of them. Ia
person the prisoner is compactly built, bavin;
great breadth cf chest; stands five feet five
inches in height; has black, early hair, largt
and piercing eyes of the same hoe, high fore
head, a fico narrowing toward the chin, a
swarthy complexion, and a sinister and ferocions
expression of countenance, though he would be
generally regarded as rather a good-looking
man when well-dressed and in a pleasant-mood.
His weight is about 150 pounds.
He is said to bo, in terrible anguish ef mind,
apparently debating the question with himself
whether he shall make a "clean breast ol it"
Wiut is wrong with WasnLTOTON ? The
New York Tribune asks :
What is wrong with Washington ? Has h
gene out of favor: Is there anything in his
lineaments not attractive ? Has his calm placid,
majestic fo.ee lost its dimity ? Wt ask these
questions because wt find tht the Treasury De
partment, in issuing five cent, currency notes,
has taken off Washington's face and inserted a
ice that, to say the least, is not Washington's. It
is Clark's ! Clark of the Treasury Department,
who prists the currency and runs the presses.
Clark; who is Clark that we should have him
always with us ? What i Clark 7 We do not
mean Controller Clark, bat tht one who reus
the presses. His face has nothing racturous
about it. As a work of art, it is scarcely at
tractive enough to carry in the pocktt-book.
The associations are neither national nor heroic,
at least, scarcely as much so as those of Wash
ington, wbcm be bas superseded. If dark has
any friends who want bis picture, let them pay
for it. Between Clarke and Washinston, we
must say, cot to be offensive to Clark, that wt
prefer the Father of his Country."
Apropos of this matter, a resolution has
been introduced in Congress, requiring the
Secretary of the Treasury "to tall in and sap-
press, without unnecessary delay, the recent
issue of five cent notes, on which the head
of a private individual appears in place ef
that of George Washington." It also directs
that "henceforth no head or face of" any per
son shall be placed on any portion of the
bonds or currency of the United States with
out express designation by the Secretary o
tho Treasury.'
nsforitsexamication.and, for prPring the Lted by.ont of the other pnsonersw.u. a lac or
Respectfully, yewrs.
Match 9, 1SCC '
flnnl'J taiil ha would kill any man if
JcstICE, I ry to get out of the jaiL "Do you think," said
13 he to his eomrsAi, that a man who dU tht
The Case of Siuues, the Pibati. Tho
President has ordered the release of Scmmes,
tho commander of the rebel corsair Aaii.Tia,
It was proposed by the Navy Department
to try Semmcs for d cstroying light houses
for burning merchant vessels without bring-
them into port for adjudication by a
prize court, and for violating his surrender
to the K-arsargc. he having without ex
change joined the army of Gen Juhnson.
The Attorney General has, however, decided
that the parole of Sciumcs, given on tho
surrender of Johnson's Army, is binding
on the government, and he is consequently
entitled to his liberty. The Boston Travel
ler says :
We have reason to believe tn rood authority.
that the course adopted in regard to Sesjmts in
dicates the policy ot the roternmnt in. the twt
01 Jenerson zuvis, inougn us uay oi eu uir
ation from prison may still be far distant.
If, however, after the legal restor-iiion of
peace by PnaiJential pioclamatlon.theSepremt
Court decides to take up and try any indictment
found again't Mr. Davi in Virginia, there
would probably be no interference upon the part
of the Executive.
The case or Sniura' the 'Pixatk. It is
now denied that the'President bas ' decided
to order the release or Semmes. The u
is still under advisement in the Cabinet.' ;
1 I .it. f . 1 1
Tho N. Y. Herald's Washington Jiepafch
says ihat Mr. Woodbrulge,, proposition to
guarantee the Mexican loan, ,". ylt&
upon as the biggest job. of the aspn'
. ,.f u- t ,1, . r
Ma. Woode-upce's rcsolition to guarantee
the Mexican Loan it i staled is to be follow
ed np, not by him we eoppoee?. y a' resolu
tion to guarantee the payment of $20,000
000 of Fenian bonds " 1 "J
. . X
The Boston TravtUtr does not believe1 that
the murderer 'of 'the Joytje-clnldren-hstirytt
been discovered.

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