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i. smmwi sari msi i VOL. XXXIV. NEW SERIES VOLXI BURLINGTON, VT,. FRIDAY MORNING, JUNE 15 I8GG NUMBER FIFTY-ONE Poetry The Cermnn Sitnaiinn. cr retscn. Prussia irks a robber, Austria wesa thief ; Prussia awl Austria Stole a Danish Set Prussia taU to Austria, "Leave the sua; aloEe," Austria Mid to Prussia, "When you drep rsur bene." Prussia said te Austria, "You don't mean to go?" Austria aid to Prnssei, "OutofHolsteio? No." Prussia aaid to Austria, - Wherefcre do you arw" Austria hH to Pro, "Of you in alarm." Prussia said to Austria, "I doe't mean to fight." Austria slid to Prussia, ".Wy intention, quite." Prussia tai l lo Austria, "Drop your warlike gaat." Austria aaid to Prussia, "When you do the sitae." Prussia aaid to Austria, "What's the end to bet" Atwtrk aaid to Prnusia, "Ilit me, and you'll tee." Prussia, aaid to Aavseris, "Come, thU brag won't do." Austria id to Prussia, 'Sir, the same to you." Prussia aaid to Austria, "I'll the Met try." Austria aaid to I'riiaaia. "Thank you, ao will I." iTI i s c i ! a 11 y . Bkituh Nictkaivtv. This CofliUir i neutral in regard to the Fenian war ; but we hae not allowed Fenian Alabataas ami She nandeabs to leave otir ports to prey on Brit ish commerce. Our Gotemmcnt has uut yet recognized the Fenians as a belligerent power Why not ? England recognised oar rebels u soon as tbe news of their treason reached F.uropc. Our National Flugi- wre uut dipljod in hinr of the Frnian victory as the British flags were in honor of the reM victories bupjoeo our Itorder Police were in league with the Fenians, as the Canadian police were in league with the re-hels. what would ticoome of Canada? Haie any Canadian Batik Ueu rohlxd 'r Fenian raider from tin- Cnited Stater, as our banks were roMied ly rebel raiders I from Canada ? ! This Govern men t dots not supply ,ne Fmiana v.iib arms Hod ammunition as the j British government tuptilied tbe Confeder- ate. The Canadian Press is clamoring tjt more , neutrality. Have there editors irgitten the rebtl gathering at St. bmince Hall, j Montreal and tbe at. Albans raid 1 i Shall this Government rui render Captain I John O'Neil and the other Fenian taken j by the Michigan ? Did the British govern- I ment surrender Captain Semmra and tbe "thtr rebels welted up bv the Deerhonnd? i Earl ltuswe-11 declared that it was iuipasti i.ie to he reallv neutral. What docs be tl ink of the conduct of our ir.oT.rnmciA ? Canada ean escape at! Finp.ii raid by cuiing into the American L'nion. AT. I. Herald. Tax Fbux liaaois. A curresitaodent in Jcferibinj the Fenian adtat.ov relates tbe iollowinjr, incident. It must Imvc had nu in spiriting effect upon tl.e rank and file to fee t.' eir leaders running uwnv trttn their own men, in two old wagotw. "After a halt of only ar. t.oJrt Franklin, j the order of on to Canada was given ami the column set off in cIom- older, ihe glitter- , sg of bayonets being liri'.W at some distance m the road, a rumor of the spj.ro.tch of U. S. troops was etarUd, and the officer, Spear and Mahan, sad their staflf, in two double wagon?, pillod off at a rattling pace to escajie the anticijiated arrest. The new comers were only an unusually well armed oompany of Fenian, however. A few nigbtfi ago Mr Itjdkin who hud heen out taking a social glass and pipe on goinfi home late, lie borrowed an utnbcrlla; and when bis wife's tongue was loosened, lie fat up in bed. and suddedly opened bis par chute " What are you Roing to do with tint thing?" said she. " U'hy, my dear, I expectch o severe storm to-night, and I came prepared." In less tban twenty minutes Mrs. rL'lkin was fat asleep. Sundry Hints About IaliIoits. ar Banana deiiobut. We do not object to the introduction of I right colon, even in stitet attire, but it re quires to be dine with great taMe and judg ment. A mixture of colors i always vul par, and lernme who cannot a fiord a great variety in tbeir dress, should be careful to nlectonly such colors as will harmonize, and jrovo lasting and EcrvieciUe. tiitc has been largely introduced into HTwt toilette; of late years, in the shape of white vails, white bonnets, white sacks, and 'he like. These are very well for those wbo potew ontsidc garments, suited to every occasion, but lor those limited to one, or at moet o a "test," and a "back," tbey arc entirely unsuited. Nothing looks worse than a white bonnet, or veil, or a light showy sack, and n dingy drtss. A neat suit all of a color, or of a neutral tint, re lieved by sortie bright shade, is infinitely pre ferable. The great temntatibu this staton is to a vulgar prolusion of trimming. In addition to 'lie usual ornaments, a great many new ones have been introduced, to eh as buttons, chains, strings ol f eads, cameos, buckles, ''lasp, and mixtures of Mra with jet. In iddttion to these, not n few milliners pile on !'-ce,ribbon,(!owerc,vaile, until the diminutive Umnet is completely hidden, and it origin al shape quite lest tight of. Properly, the bonnets this season require very little trimming. Tncy arc small, and the braids are all of the fancy sort, alternat ing with bands or putting of silk. A "Jfrnoiton," that is to say, a chain, fastened with cameos, and bandeau, and strings, are all tbat is required for these. The Prinrittr, or g"rcd style of dress is more lnhi.iTbte than any other, but Can in ter lw very popular, Wu: it if not part ly made, and ctumut t ..vtr with the amc faciliu as t! .1.! iy Ptjlt,. Morc- ver, i: is iceonvinm l..r I.H.j.i'ng up, and not grueirtilfi.nl.. m.,.i. skins may 1 : rtn'iy gored, lowevii. - . Ms tv Rite mHeli .' ti i iffet of a ' rI -.it - .nh verv mte tr iul h and a p it-itive i-..u.g in the material, and the breadths ot a r'-. Mlk miy tc tutnetl in. and all cutting aioid'd, by thote wbo wih to obtain the tfitet, without injury t j material. Dretfres lor bouec, and ttrning wear, arc worn with immensely long trails. In Paris two yard" is considered moderate. Party dresses arc worn withoitt hoops, almost without sleeves, and with a very 6hort, low corsage, quite in the eld Empire style. Looped dresses arc still worn over hoops in the street. American Agriculturist. Last oj the KiTourioxARr Hieoes Gove. Lemuel Cook, the last or the Revolution ary heroes, died on Sunday, in Clarendon. Orleans County, X. Y , at the age of one hundred and two years. He was born in Plymouth Vermont. At the ageofseicnteen he entered the army of tlio Ilevoltitlcn, first n the dragoons, and then in the infantry. -Mr. Cook was three years in the army, and wae present at the turritdcror Cornwallia a.t lorktown. Ho went to Xcw York to rc Ji'Jc, more than thirty years ago. He has been in feeble health for a year or Iwo rst, bat np to 18G4 was nulla aetive. I tic gm fras. GEO. W.Jt G. G. 1IEXEDICT. editors txo raoraisros. PRIDAT MORNING JUNE 16. 1866. The Neutrality Law. The Neutrality Law of 1S18, on which the President's nnti-fenian proclamation was based, makes the Fenian leaden, or, in the words or the act, "tboeo wbo within the territory of the United States, bocin to set on foot, or provide or prepare tbe means for any military expedition or enterprie,ajpir.?t tbe territory or dominions of any foreign Prince or State, Colony, District or people, with whom tbe United State are at peace," guilty of a high misdemeanor and liable to a fine not (aoeeding $3000. and imprison ment not exceeding three years. All wliO enlist, or hire or retain other peWHH to enlist in such expeditions, are liable to be fined $1000 and to be imprisoned tlitee years. Tbe law thus covers all the officer and inivate of the Fenian army. undoubtedly wont of tbem war ignomnt of J" tbe law. and of the severity of tie penalty tbey were incurring, and the dispo-ntnn of tbe United States authorities t.rjilcuMedlv will be to treat with great, futbearanoe and leniency, tbe misguided men, who have rnsbetl into this reckless scheme without tliought of the consequences. It is aaid, also, that tbe impolicy of pre cipitate and passionate action in tbe matter of the rsiDhmentof 4te Keaian prisoners capture J in Canada, will be duly considered by the English authorities. Till! Pit KSI HUNT'S PKOCbAMATlOX fly the President of Me Uniltd Simla. A Proclamation. Wjimxiio, Jane C. li'ktms, It has been kuoicu to me that cer tain evil difpofed persons bTe within the terri tory awl jarndtetion of the UniteJ Mates, be- gnu and set on foot and have provided and ire- pared, and are still topgM in providing and rwenerhtar means f.r a military expedition sad enterprise, which expedition and enterprise is to be carried on trom tbe territory and tanadic tkn of the Unittd Stales against the eolonies, districts and people of Bntiah Aorta Asaenea. ithin tbe dominion of the United Kingdom of ureat lirttaw ana Ireland, witk wbwa eowaies. I-stncta and people and kingdom, the Cnited states are at peace; aad Ifaereas, The prooeedinn aforesaid eonHi tute a high misdemeanor, forbidden by the laws of the United States and by the laws ef nations ; Mir, tnerenre, tor tbe purpose ot preventing the carrying on of the unlawful expedition and enterprise atoreaara irom the kmtory and tuns. diction of the United States, and to main tain the public peace and the National honor, and en force obedience and rrpeet to tbe laws of tbe United States. I, ANDREW JOHNSON, Presi dent of the Lotted States, do admonish and warn all good ciiiiena of the United State against taking taking iart or in anywise aiding. countenancing or abetting said unlawful pro- ce -dtngf , and 1 exhort all judges, majristriuea. marshals ami officers jn the tern ice of the t'ni ( ted tatee to employ a!' their lawful authority and power to prevent and defeat tl." aforesaid unlawful proceedings and to arrest bring to justice alt persons who mav oe engas' 1 in tnem. j and in pursuaDee to tbe act of Congress m such j cases made and provided, I do furthermore au thorise and empower Maior General Georte O. ! Meade. Commander of the Militarv Division of tbe Atlantic, to employ tbe land and amva! forces of tbe United States and the militia thereof to arrest and prevent tbe setting oa fcot and carrying on tbe expeditions and enterprises aforesaid. In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused tbe seal tf the United States to be affixed. Done at Washington this sixth day ot June, in tbe year of our Lord 1SGG, and of tbe Inde pendence of tbe United States the ninetieth. ANDREW JOHNSON. lly tbe President, WlLUAM II. Sswaso, Secretary of State. mrOBTABT CiaCl'LAK. ATToair.v Cekibjil's OrncE, Washington, It C, June o, 18C& To the Ditlrict AUorntyi end Marshall of til United Stmtes : lly tbe direction of the President yon are hereby instructed to canse the arrest of all prominent leaders or conspirators, persons called " Fenians." whom you may have proba ble cause to believe have been or may be guilty of violation; of tbe neutrality laws of the Uni ted States. (Signed) James Sno, Att'y Gen'L CuXGRBSSfOXAi.. Congress has of late Lccn compelled to yield to the Fenians, in its claim to attention in this quarter. On looking baek we find several matters worth noting. In the Senate on tbe 4th the Re construction resolution" came up. Mr. Doo littlc offered n substitute for tbe 3J sec tion, apportioning representatives on the voters, and taxes on tbe property of the States, according to tbe plan favored lry tbe President. He said tbe amendment would give 102 lnajirity to the Free States in the electoral college. Mr. Kdmnnds took issue with tbe state ment, claiming that the proposition of tbe Senator was one of inherent error in boib principle and practice. On the ."nli, Mr. Bduiunds from tbe Com mittee on Corame ee, reported with amend ments the bill further to provide Tor the safety of the lives ot passengers on hnaid vessels propelled in whole or part by steam. On the Cth, Mr. Poland gave Iim views on Iteocn'tructioo, which we shall notice here after. Correspondence of the Free Pre. IjKTTF.K FROM CANADA. Tie Battle of mjfumsfA Hum. Canadian Hull Hamilton. C. W., Jubc 4 , Int.. Diar Ftee Prat:: When my last letter as written to you, we were tkrtaUued with an iniae'oa by the FrniiES. ind had sent V dunlrers to tbe frontier, lut, as time passed ou and u-i ct.emy appeared, i: was thought that all dusker was over. Mest of the men bad returned home, and all was quiet, when, on Friday nioraing last, a telegraph from BufTilo startled usithtbean nenncement that about 2000 of the unwashed Democracy had crossed at Fort Erie. Imme diately all was excitement. The 18th battalion of Volunteers of this city, and one wing of the 16th Regulars were sent forward in the course of the forenoon, the former under Licit. CoL Book er, to Port Colborne at the head of the Welland canal, and the latter under Colonel Peacock, to Chippewa. Each column reached its place of rcndeivous on Friday evening, whence it was to march on Fort Erie. Four companies of the Queen's Own Volunteers, the crack regiment of Toronto, and a lew companies from the different towns along the line of the Bofixlo and Lake Huron Railway, were sent to Port Colborne. ThU force numbering about S00 was under the command of CoL Booker. This CoL Booker is one of ths "Aw ! deni ms !" ttylt of Xoglithcitn, who has had a chronic desire for a war with the Yankees for the last ten years, and has told me tbat he could whip the whole Yankee nation wth ten or fifteen regiments ol British troops. He was ordered to march fcrwsrd and feel the enemy and keep him in check, bnt not to fight unless he was at tacked. Alter he had proceeded down tbe line of railway a few miles, he came upon a body of the unwashed, partially protected by a rail fence, and at once ordered an attack to he made. Captain Edwards, a splendid fellow of the Queen's Oirn, led off with his company, armed with Spencer rifles, and soon the whale lice wa encaged. The Fenians were pushed back r trrnt back about a mile, until they reached a piece of woods where they mad a stand.and commenced peppering our boys moet furiously. At this time Col. O'Neil ap peared, leadirg on his men; and as soon as Mr gallant Colonel saw the two or three mounted officers come out of the woods, his vivid imagi nation saw a whole troop of cavalry and he at once ordered his men to prepare to receive Cav alry, and it was then that the loss of life com menced, as every shot told on such a compact body. This was more than the Volunteers bar gained lor. and soon they began to waver and then to run, headed, the hoys nw, by tbe val Iiant Colonel; and for about eighteen miles tbe boys made a Bull Ran, on a small scale, in fine style. The news of the fight and loss of life was telegraphed to this place, when there was a loud call for nurses to look after wounded. I volunteered to go and with about twenty ladies and sentlemen, started at half past five in tbe evening and reached Port Colborne at one in the morning. When we left tor the front tic news of the re treat of our boys had not reached Hamilton, so we were not at all prepared for the scenes which met or eyes when we arrived at Port Colborne. As I stepped out of tbe cars I was met by cne of our officers with whom I was acquainted, look- n ...v c fcUv. m, man can look. 1 I asked if he Here wounded. He replied that I he had had a sua stroke on the retreat, and that I the Volunteers bad made as good time for eigh teen miles as it was potsibte to make. We found a good many of tbe boys complete ly used up. Tbey were sent forward without a sufficiency of provision, and without a single canteen; and had tei kept up all night tbe night before the fight and then bad endured the fatigues of tbe day, and Ihe run back to Port Cdncrne Of coarse all felt terribly chagrined at tbe disgrace, and probably will feel lets in clined to laugh at tbe next " Bull Run" that tbe " Tankees" make Tbe loud voiced Cohmtl resigned at once on reaching Ilea 1 Quarters, and returned home, where be is held in detesta tion by the majority of tbe people for his incom petence, and as many sty, cowardice. Happily, oar service! rere not required, as the people in the vicinity bai cared for the woended; so I spent the morning in conversa tion with many of the ot&oera. All were loud and long in their complaiats against tbe Col onel. At five o'clock, the whole force except oar un fortunate boys ef tbe 13th, now reinforced by a few companifs, started for the battle-field of the ; ij before, under tbe ooinmitid of Captain Akres, a "regular" otHcer, only to find that the birds had fljwn. What became of them, you know as well as I. I aaw about artwety of the prisoners in our hands, and a more villainous looking lot I never All appeared to me to bdong to the lowest class. Some of tbem claim to be natives of the States, and one or two of Canada. What dispo sition the Government will make of tbem, it is impossible to say, but we all hope that it will hang them. One word about the "Regulars." They were to meet our oiunteers at Stevensville, about nine miles from Fort Erie, on Saturday morn ing, but didn't gtt there at all, in fact, it took them nearly thirty hours to march twenty miles. nad they acted with aay promptness at all, the steamer Michigan would not be guarding the escaped Finnegtos in Niagara river now. Yours, 4c, SnrxarR.v. Tbe Ariei-t of the Teniim Leader. A hearing was had at St. Albans Fri day, in the ease of Gen. Sweeney and Col. Meban, before United States Commissioner Hoyt, Hon. Dudley C. Demson, United States District Attorney, appearing lor the Government. Gen. Sweeney waived an examination and he was required by the Commissioner to give bail in the sum of $20,000, to appear for trial at the next term of the United States District Court, which laectd at Windsjr on tbe fourth Tuesday of July next. Col. Meban was also required to find toil in $3,000. Tho bearing was private, no reporters being allowed to be present. President Roberts is still in the cus tody of the United States Deputy Marshal at New York Vice President Gibbots and Col. Kerrigan would be arrested immediate ly if any one could be found to make af. fidavit against thcai. United States Marelul Murray having ood reason to believe thit a plan had been concocted to fire the building in winch he lias bis office, remained there all last night. Head Ctntie Stephens left Washington secretly, night before last, to avoid arrest. At St Louis Thursday evening several prominent Feniars were arrested ; nil were admitted to hail. Dan. O. Maddigan, late of the Roberts wing, Daly, Kirwsn and O'Connor, who rcfut-ed to give bail Thursday entered bondi next day. THE I'KNIaN INVASION. ADVANCE INTO CANADA. Tbe Fenian adieucc crowed the Canada line on tbe 7th and lmlted that night near Frelighslmrgh and Pigeon Hill, in the town ebip of St Artnands. Gen. Spear liad his headquarters tbat night in a house at Frc ligbsburgli, over which the Fenian colors were flying. The advance was made in two columns, one of which, as we Icarn from tho Messenger, was counted, and numbered 142 files of hur alrcest, or 5CS men. About two-thirds were armed. Spear, it seems, was in thcTrcmont Hotel, 5n St. Albans at the time or the arrest of Sweeney ; but getting notice of what was go ing on Lo concealed himself in a closet, it is said.nnd left the house secretly about an hour alter. He carried to the main body the news of the arrest of Sweeney ; but tho in telligence did not icem to affect their move ments materially. The men, who bad been cn short commons for several days, and seek ing sl.cllcr from tbe ram in barns, seemed on tho whole encouraged by the thought tbat they wtre actually oyer the bolder and a crisis of some sort app' jaching, and uianLcd maired in Iligbgate, have returned to Spring in better spirits. Just upon the line they j field m a ljcdy. and nirr 10) others have baited and were eddnsted by Spear short speech, the substance of which that they were about to march into tho in a was ter ritory of the mortal enemies ol Ireland women and children must not be maltreated, " but the men," said I.e. ' I leave in yqur hands." The sreec'n was loudly cheered, Wagons with C000 rounds of ammunition, and a iiuantity of provisions, reached them Thursday. The Messenger says : The march was conducted in perfect order; no straggling cr depredations were penaittea. An attempt by cne of the officers lo cenfiscate a ncrse on tins swe was sternly rttmtcu ny a su perior in command. There are few people and i little prorerty left in Ike country; horses, hogs and cattle nave been driven oil. 1 ito men Fere . arrested as spies this morning but were even rc- i leased, tbeir innocence being established. I The column halted at a point three miles east and a little beyond Pigeon Hill. Arparentlv, it is tbe intention to intrench here aud await rein forcements. If so there will be no fighting for several itio, unless tber are attacked ' The Times says : Colonel Contri on Wednesday utght threw out bis pickets as far as Cook s Corners, Pigeon Hilh and Freliehsburg, lut found no trace of any Canadian force except tear Cook's Corpers, where a scouting rarty came on to tbrec moon ted militia men doing picket duty. Contrary to orders, the r rnians bred on them. Tbe Cann. dim cavalrymen lied instantcr inthe Jatkness one leaving his horse, a splendid animal, which was confiscated by Cel. Contri. The country apjearrd entirely deserted, the women and children hating all left. A smal! force visited Freliehsburg yesterday afternoon and found the hotels and etores all close., and tut a few rersons about tbe town. Ihe B ritish troops are all statkned on tbe line of the Riche lieu from rnilirsuurg to t Jobss. It is thought that the strategy ef Lieut. Gen. Michel, wbo is in ecremnnJ of the regulars at St. Johns, is to draw Srear's fcrce so fir into the Town ships, tbat he can entrap them by seeding out two columns in an easterly direction, one from St. Armand, and the other from St. Johns, tbn-i i entire t cmtn force. A Gen. Mahan, CoL i'reesilmn, and oth er of the Fenian officers were tbeir march, (which tbey made in a stage coach,) to join the adianee, they met a company of 00 dis gusted Feniuns. on the bark track. Gen. Mahan aeldtested them, saying that he bad sacrificed $2000, and left his lousiness in lk-ton, and tbat for one lie was going on if be bad to go alone, lie tU them that an uprising was exiect(d in Montrral, and urg rd them to torn their feces ui ithward. CoL Trcssilian said tbey would find a suitable spot a crow the line, intrench theturelves, and hold it. rbe men accordingly took a vote and decided again to go forward. O:! en. however, have left the expedition for gojd, and deserters will doubles be plenty now, .From the Daily ot Friday. A reinforcement of fifty fresh recruits from Itotton arriied yesterday morning. These weierountcr-Uland, however, by the de parture of a company of 48 disgusted Fc nians. who wtntdown oter the Vermont Central Wednesday right. Most of tbem had tickets. T! c rest got al.ng by drawing levnUirs on tl e ( rductot, wl en he ordered tl.n ff tit train, rnd distinctly rcfusio; to com fly with the- oimmand. Two of Gen. Sweeney 's stall tn k steamboat Lere for the south last evening. Tier complained tbat the mission bad ltn miserably managed, and exiactcd no greater success tnan a dash by Spear into Canada fur a few miles. The only other formidable concentration of FeniaoH appear to l-e at M alone, where some 2000 or move are reported congregated. Tbe inhabitants arc very sick of them. Six of tbe pr:ncil Fenian officers there were ar rested by the United States orfieers, and a train containing 300 Fenians was stopped at Potsdam Junction and tbe invaders notified tbat they could proceed no further and must return to tbeir home in order to avjid arrest. Sweeney tclegraplied to Boston on Wed nesday directing that no more recruit be sent forward unless armed. This with the anest of Sweeney and the President' pro clamation, much dampened the spirits ( the brotherhood. Last evening's Jumna! says : "The recruiting headquarters are being closed up, and we do not Icarn that there will be any further departures of recruited men, nt leaf t for the present." Co C, 1th United Suite? infantry, Lieut. E. Simonton commanding, arrited at St. Albans yesterday. They have been pretty constantly on the move, having traveled from I'lnttsbutgh to Ogden-iburgb, thence to lUifT.ilu. thence back to Ogdensburgii, and thence to St. Albans. No train came through from Montreal to St. Albans last evening. Wc find the fullowing among the dispatch es to the city papers : At Ogdensburg on Tuesday ubht, there was considerable confusion and excitement in the streets, caused by a number of regular troors who had inJulced freely in liquor, and fired off their ball cartridges at random. A despatch from Toronto cays that a Fenian force has landed at Bavfield, on Lake Huron, seventy miles northwest of Toronto. As Chica go has been tbe stronghold of the Robeit's ing of the Fenians, it i possible that an expedition could be fitted out thete sufficiently formidable to make trouble, and even threaten Ottawa. A Montreal special says an attack in force is expected at Philipsburg, and the British forces under Captain Carter, have t'illcn bick on their supports at St. Johns. The forces at St. Johns arc 6000 strong, and include a battery of Arm strong guns. Washington specials say that the Northern frontier of the State of New York and Vermont and to iuclude Plattsbnr;, N. Y., will constitute the district of Champlain, the bcatlnUArttrs to be ot St. Albans, t. Major A. A. Gilwen of the SJ Artillery u assigned to tbe comtuvnd. General Sweeney and Colonel Meet no were lastevening transferred by Maj r Giton to United State Marshal Henry Their exaui inativn was to take place this morning at St. Allans, before United States Commis-ioncr Wm. 11. Hoyt, of thU city. Nine tons of Fenian ammunition were seized in this city this morning, en route to St. Albans. Tho6.Carpntfr's hotel at Pigeon Hill just across the line was torn down li) the Fenians yesterday in revenge it is sdppoecd lor jear- I ing and dcfhnt speeches by Jlr. Cartx-ntcr. It is stated that Maj. Gibson has received orders from Washington to furnish trausiior tation home to all Fenian? who desire to re turn. .From the Daily ef Saturday. The invading army, numbering a scant 1000 men, remain just acroes the lines, liv ing as beet they may on the country, by con fiscating and killing the sheep and cat lc of the farmers. Tbe arrivals ol recruits hate ceased, and numbers arc beginning to drop off and ate IraviDg fur tlie ir homes. Colonel, Donnelly's company of sixty-five, whoJo- ( strangled in liom the front and taken train for Jioeton. They were- provided with trans portation by Major Gil-son, and were very grateful for it. Tlwy say that as soon as it becomes known at tlie front that the Govern ment ii furnishing them with transportation homeward, tliat the Fenian army will be among tbe things that were. It is stated thttj, seventy of the disgusted Fenians cnliit-eS-yeaterday in tic United States Army, on tho invitation of Lieut. Asbury. 1st U. S. Artillery A party of Veroicoten'.who saw service as officer of Vermont regiments in onr late war. curious to see some of tho Fenian war. have been up on the border and at St. Jobns. They icti.mcd from there el.it morning, and give at late information tri m "tbe front. The Fenian army under Spear, h-about forty rods r.crcm the Canada line. This camp was grajdiienllr described to u-. as a "mere gip sy squat" without camp equipage of any kind, and without apparent crder or disci pline, ji icrpt that the men were kept within eettaib boundi, by tl.e .-nti:i. 1... A foraging party, wl.ilc they were ii. tit camp, cime in with abjot fifty cattle, a hundred sheep and three horses. Spear was ul itibk ami was supposed to be drunk. Co tone I Contri. who is a rre-rlrss. quarrt 1.- n.e durt -devil, who has seen all kind of sen in. it. Garibaldi's army in Italy, in Mosby's Cavrlry and else where, when last seen w.i trjitig to shoot a staff officer wbo had stoyjud him for trying to go round without a pass. I I. e chieftain evidently do not expect to ace-.niplish any thing in Canada. And from all rccoun's. it is doubtful which hare been mist deceived in the business, the offiecis or the rank and file. Gen Mahan. assured a fonaer ac quaintance that tbey counted confidently on at least fifteen thousand men On toe other hand, the men expected to ' fully supplied with arms and material of war. Each bate enme u: eqmlljr short ol their expec tations. 1 1 e parly weal to Wert Famham and St. Jo'ir.s ard if reports arc trite, were some what closeh questioned there by the military e "umandunt, for intrilurei.ee euoe-eruiDg tee Fenians, wi.ich t!;cy dciltt ed 1 1 give Thev describe Ihe Catwdnn voiuaticrs as fine lock ing. finely drilled and perfectly appointed soldiers, Coursul's re-gixtnt especially mak ing a r tn.irk.iMv fine a; iiearaiivv. The t-U:: f the St Albans M-ssinytr ma 1c a visit yesterday to I lie front, and given the I illowing intenstipg rj.rt n hw tBs v- ri.s . Nothing worthy of ncte apreared. tul n eared the Canadian line. As we Approached Franklin, we passed teveial teams laden with bedding, firnitnre, and the "household goods" of fugitive Canadians, who trulgrl along by tbe st'ie, wbile small boy ol I bat u- of indefi nite age and nuin' e.s, pr.siJnl :i t! e vihiclts. One hard wip'O, c ntainirz a 1 t, ,.n which was stretched a m in about 3" year .if age. ap parently for gone with consumpiivn, jjlting over trie tiara road, was indeed a mviincbily sight. arraOACUixo mi uxa, met an eld acBtkman if about c't vials. near Judge Hubbard's, which place was sur rounded with Fenian, disposing: i f breakfast and "dull care" to tbe best advantage who, ia reply to our retrain concerning Ihe "situ- aid tber were rarer tuouuina over there; they'll rob some in Canada." The ancient wa as wild in his estimate as some rood i-o rle here. liming on. the gatberuu; souaus of m n. arm ed and unarmed, warned us that the mun body wa not distant, and we oon beheld in the dis tance the lit TKJIABTF ef tbe "Right Wing of tbe Aran of Ireland. ' Passing Ihe guard posted at the line, we reached Hmdouarters about 8.30 A. M. Gen. Spear ia soecessor to a person named lXkel in the occu pancy of the bouse, which is an old, red woo leu building, located about To rods over the bonier, liere the amis body of tbe Feniat hvi congre gated ia camp, though entirety without camp eqaipage. It numbers about .mi or Pou men, exclusive f about ;iU0 who were out on picket sad rrcunooisances. And this is the irh-ile force Gen. Spear has t his dispose'. if this num ber, one half are indifferently will armed, and a few others are supplied with a :artiae. or a Mbre, or revolvers, Tbey are a'su d-!itute of ammunition, or have so little to amount to nothing. Arms, ammunition and equipment tbey must have, or abandon their ground with out a struggle. TUX riRST SKIRMI-tl, XI A TBOI'IIV. At T o'oVoek last evening, Co. C. of tbe 8d Fenian Cavalry, engaged a detachment of forces whether regulars or volunteers, wr could not learn near Freligbsbun:. There was a running fight, in whioh the Fenians lost three horse, and had one man slightly wounded in the band. The Canadians were, however, routed, with the loss of some bones we did net Irani of any o'ber eawiUics and the Fenians entered, and now bold, Freligbaburg. Tbey ubtiiued tbe British flic from the Custom IIous". and it now boats from a stall in iront ol Headquarters ue. neath tbe Harp of Erin the Green a'vie tbe KM the first trophy ot tbe reman arms .in other nig unfurled before Headquarters is a beautiful emblem, bearing tbe motto : In one short hour comes death orrietory," and was presented to Brig. Gen. M than, by ladies of Watertonn, N. Y. Indiscriminate pdlapeg, so far as we could leutn trom the men, u sinetly forbidden by the cthcere, and three men were placed under arrest htt night, for disobedience in this respect, and will probably suffer for it. But of course men in an enemy's country, with but a limited tup ply ot oraekcrs, will enlarge on such meagre fare and cannot be entirely restrained. We taw several croups wbo were maintaining: "open order around saddles ot mutton and pieces of fresh pork, in imminent danger ol losing their appetite;, and tbe cae of Mr. Touf, wbo is known to many of our readers as a respectable farmer living just over the " line" is in point. He was visited by a party of Feuians, who slaughtered twenty of his aheep, two of his beef cattle and confiscated everything edible in bis bouse, lie bad read lien, bneeney s procla mation and, relying upon the promises therein, had remained quietly on his premises In gen eral, noweier, people wbo nave rrmiinel in their bouses bave not teen seriously disturbed ; while premises that are abandoned are pretty thoroughly ransacked. A few horse have been nbtatned, bat not enough to mount any force of Cavalry, lieu. peur took a olteertul vkw of the situation in this respect, mfbrminc us "yes. teruay I hadn't a horse; now I've get twelve." OT.V. MAM AX EMlOBtCMCNT Of AX 111 . lirii. Gen. Mahan handed us a cop st the Prtsidrnia prochmation, which was endorsed as follows : Hd. Qrs 'id Brig, let Biv. Army of Fenians tamp awcency, C. Ji June i, Ibw. ) Respectfully returned to Andy Johnson, with the recommendation that he report immediately at these Head Quartets, and show reason why te issued his proclamation without consulting U". UUVU ' U.MVU V UillllBiJI ( illUIV. IV overlocked, and Andy must give a clear account of himself. By order of Jons W, Mahan-, ung. uen. Ucm il c, Jous II. Doueett, Capt. and A. A. G At cne house a party cf Fenians stopped, and eeked for milk. The woman in charge ot the premises informed them that she had "only enough for the pigs." An idea was suggested by this reply, and a squealing from the pen soon announced the decease of the pigs, and the re moval of her edijection. IX CE3.T8AL. We were most hospitably received at Head Quarters' In cur journalistic capacity and every facility wat afforded us fur observation.' The mm ar dispersed abeut In groups, quietly, and orderly, and adopting themselves to caini) ...... - .inuiucr, nmtu suggests previous CXpCT- lence. They are in good spirits and ajk tnly wr ammunition and arms. Locking at the -ouucsi wonacrai uen 6 rear s confidence, for thcr arc solcndid material fcr an nrmv. Itnl annr. their numbers and" equipments are So entirely out ef projortion to the work of conquering Canada, that (he proposition seems to aa outsid er, absurd. A general activity seemed to pre vail ; bodies of men were movin? about : renorta were made, and pickets and videttes occupied the country for a distance ef live or six mUesabeat. No forward movement in force has occurred since their first encampment, and when, if ever, jeeture. Returning to St. Albans e Wised uuuuirai win occur we can oaiv con many group. ,f men. seme going to joiri and others abandoning camp and th?enUrpri. in ust about .,ntl numbers. Ti-Ti-. i.n , - ine tint h Bag, captuud by Col. Cootri at Frelighsburgh. was brought to St. AI - bans ve,!erdv ,l ?:.L l f nans, yetcrday, aud displayed from a win- dow of the Treuaoat Houee. Many Frnian sympathizer seen ml niee,, ..I is w.. ..... ' oiaerui lue luraaion. e-Uima Mr. JI. K Wright, of St. ns. to have teen six ptCCCiJ artillery, - mounted and drawn by borers, in Franklin, on the way to the Fenians. They came r r:.ei.i r..t . from Faiifitld. Other correspondent say that there are ire small piece, in ti e in vading column ; otben that it is wiioL, without artilltry. Capt. J. H. Brown, the Fenian agcut !r obtaining arms, has left St Albans to avoid arrest. A warrant was out for hiiu. AT MA LONE. Tbe following amsts were made ut M- bjo, on Thursday : Generals Murphy .ind lltffenmin, Capt. lindsov, Cji. R.illy of ItocU'ster, Lieut O'Brien ot New Y.rk. Col. Lamm ol New Jersey, Col. yuinn ol Albany. Dr. shiner of New York, Cipt O'Oradyof Albany, Capt. Quino of lnu rillk, Capt. Joseph Murpby aud Major Kineally of Albany, Major Connelly of New Jersey, Capt. Fallon, Capt. Grcary and Capt. Glass. Tbey were held under a strong guard, and it was supposed would lie taken to Albany. Great excitement followed .!.e arris:.-, and threats of all autu wen- made by the Fenian rank and file. A nn? d--BoHuceeTas a spy was horribly beaie:. ulJlt the eyes of the regulars The disturbance was quieted by Gene rah, Jlarptmusl Hefier- man, who came not and rpoke to tbe crowd, ...... . i . . . ... uigiog tneiu l i Wp qiuct. and not do- gvaoc the eaose. The PeniaH at Mmhae numbered 10(0 yeeterefay, They are whoBy dretitutc. Gen Meade was at Jfaloae wseatda. and was e xptc'ed at S. Aibanr te-dny. Tbe Camdtia Parliament pened yester day, and pasaid the bill to MUfxid tbe . of Habeas Uorpa. Tfce Uovrso delivered a speech c rtiratulitlng the country oa Its mti'" in rei'liing the invasion of the Xenirins. A New Y.t -iio.il d June StU fru:u Montrral, sav all the inhabitants on te borders ate ieavine for tbe United tntt. i with tbeir moveables, for protection. TI o 7th FusUicr regulars have left for We? Fars hm, tlie prohaide cene of an earlv battle. The Royal vi.liinte. rs are under marching orders. It ia retorted that to-morrow is the day fixed for the rising of the Cantdtan rV- oiaR. A Bu Kilo six cial diniatch mv l,rn.n! Lynch ha ordered hi men to rftrrrn try tV;r homes. A Detroit special says 700 Finiasearrived there from Cnteaeo Tester dav. The rc Dart ed invasion of Canada via Itavficid is rn - mature. Tbe "Chasseurs Cansdhos." Col. (Jt,doi Coursol eommandmg, were at Lanrairie en route to the front. . The action of the American Govcrnmr-t had been heartily received in Montreal. Tbe St. Albans .1tAniiyer oa tbe 0tbay . Tbe eiand advance has aeinallv cmnMiMd Towards noon to-day, it became evident that an , important movement was en foot. Gen. Suear appeared in uniform, booted and sparred; many , t facers followed his example; there were hurried coorultations; tbe men remaining: about town traveled off t.orth in teams and on foot; other teams laden with flour and various subsistence supplies left in tbe same direction; and a sen- eral "hurrying te and fro" proclaimed that a crisis in Fenian operations was approaching. So far as wc can ascertain cot-eerning actual movements, at 11.40 A. M., Col Scanlan's regi- ' ment broke camp at Bast Iligbgate sad left for transitu. Lot. u censor followed an near later with another small regiment of about 150 men. net fully armed. About 60 inen-ntebed East i iligbgate in tbe meantime to otn Col Cootrey s : Cavalry. A detachment still remains at hast , Highgate. Concermng the oljecttie joint of the niute- ment," our readers can speculate; to allln and . out of the organizaticn except Gens Sweeney and , opear ami tr.etr stattt, the plan of tbe campaign is a secret. The entire force now at their dispo- ! sal let ween Lake .Magog and JIalone, will not 1 exeeed 0000 men. The column rendezvoused at 1 this noint. ami now in molixn r.nikn n nMr I le c em ascertain. 1SOO. Thie are odIt in I part armed, and supplied with aarmuniiion . which nas-rd throuj-h hrre hv nirht. reachiiir- I this viainilr l,v w nf T..V. 1'hmnhinnii.l in I shipments to points south of here. On tbe oth- er hand, although all arms, infantry, cavalry and artillery are represented in the expedttion. we cannot discover that thev haie any heavy ordnauce or equipment suffieiez.t fur, or in any j proportion to tbeir cavalry contingent, iney are without commissariat, camp equipage, or any of the usual appliances T an invadine ar 1 ui, aer as far as can be ascertained, have they ' anv snadrs.or the n.nsl imnknwntrihr ijirowk, ' up earthworks. ' 1 It is certain that the invading army will r rt ! no opposition this side of St. Johns The towns I alenr this frontier. i!ril hr thrir inbit.i i and denuded of horses and cattle which hue been driven off, are garrisoned only by voluti- teers. with the exception of small detaehmrnU of regulars at Des P.ivitrs and St. Armand wbo , must, anj.we understand, bave been ordered to fall back on St. Johns, To such an extent has the intermediate country from the line to St. Johns teen stripped of property and stork that we imagine one ol tbe chief difficulties i r tne invaders will hr in fin,! mh.itiner clt'li. ik. ! prelect cf obtainic horses fer their cavalry we ! shall consider sueeessful if It furrfshes a mount I for the staff. The l'. S. truoptaat St. Allans wire it;th fvrced oil the Gib, by the urrivnl of C. Ut I nited State- Heavy ArtilleTy. I.ienf Wi.eiir, tr.m C ilais, Me. It ie plain that the Feni-n eiieieo haie sent nothing like the tmmber cf men to the t Irontier. tbat Sweeney end tic general rx I ... . ' .1 pteieu. i uc STUieittr 3 iiiwiLrr cv, mr j . command cf Spear vtts tb Imvc liecn ss j "I warned yoo, Wlcw citiztnj, from this vtry follows 1 P'a'&rm. few mocths ago, that It would not j do to coquette with persons w ho were bent upon First Brigade to Lc under Gen. Doylf, disturbing the peaee akng our Icrder. (Cries to be composed 01 1st, 4tli, Oth and 10th Th1 s so; I was here aad heard you; Iremem- ber what you said.) I warned von that trouble regiments. I j,, wme of it,.. Second Brigade 3d, Sib, Idlh ami 23tb, X0 responsive cheers were given to that re undcr Gen. Jcseph II. Ilctberlon. i miader cf the put. The people of Montreal just tl- in j m,. . .t.. . i now do net like to Lc reminded of St Albans, Third Ilrigadc-,th 15t!.,22d and 20tb, ' onnctDjist; wbo made Cana-Ia a refuge under J. Y. Jlaban. I while they .plotted the destruction of New York, Fourth Brigade 5th, 20tband'23d,nnder I C",0.n ana Chicago by fire; a rUce from whence , ' , armed expeditions were fitted out for the release Gen. Charles V. Bourtridgc. ! 0f Coafedtrate prisoners; from whence infected .None ol tlieee officers, except- Jlaban, re- ' clothing was tent to Amtrici.i citiet; where as- c, . . v'.. -i.j, ,P. lassins and murderers found safe hiJing places, ported nt St Albans, and but a rortion bf traitors, leWs, critnicaTs of every kind, three cr four regiments. Gen. Murpby was 16 , disturbing the peace of the United States, were have had the lit, 21, 3d. 4th and 5th cava!-- received with op tn arms, feasted, dined and . . . wined; a city whose sympitbics were with the ry rcgimenrs at Malone, where he has not ,i1TCh0idtrs through all our bloody atrugglc. a fifth cd the number cxpcctcdi There lias i Let me net beundtrttood as sympathizing cne been great di-titisfaction among the men at ' P!8 In ?&J3!ZSl "lY'r s, ;'). ' -p-. -..'i i iBtentiont;. hut I am only recalling the recorl of ,tb debiy , and . .ms of Ibeuc4ljuwe paatr the- psptri hr Mem to be oblivlcot life I Warned General Slot, thinking he was too I .1 men lne Ueneral got netted and said, "he i li u.i ,t, i. . j. ., ... lint I J rt-ry anvvhiSjj: i.ut pebUe stones." but further stated tbat he did not wsnt to sac rifice the lives of hi men. A pjrrespondent of the Baston Journal, in Fairfield, tain describes the appearance and ' 1 ' and hchaviet of the CoL Contri's regiment. j 5f!0 in number, which encamped there - i tm.. t. ..... .... I "JETriSr? L'" "' i " IT": rfcwXeTl ' V-Z.t I 3,'s s L ' LI, CTnlrlba' , aaeofthe awn ottered to pay. but ,'ljli' uwwdtii Therecol- t lections of the St Albans raid and mlw,nn 1 ?,ioB f Canadian officials, cause many not Inah, or Fenians either, to teed the hungry j whhout nukuia; any inouiriea. Saturday night arms and equipments arrived ! - t belhe area, seized at St Albans. They came trua Barliagten on teams. Each dar the i vmu, HngK van, aim some unit. I T1" mca "adoeted themselves all of the time I " ""- " store was araen rto, tbtlt WM very poorly secured. The j .iki itm irjr poanv eeeureu. it ' eeers stopping at the betel, which is kept by '""Terel well, leaving the men to shift ft h-msWre., fiely look'rg well aninst deweda a for i!y look're well aainst deofeda- i . ... " ?tewUv it .: ..nr. AI.. cum the order to ' f'l in," wliei o.'l sabers began to appear; alsu the ident'eal large tiack trunk containing the Mice wh'- li was seized at St. Albans and "spirited iw .v.-' Some carbines were distrib uted on the street, wbt they moved oce half mile nu-th, tu.d teams came in from bv roads with the nt of tLe arau. When all were given out the Tie of march was taken up -'Sir the N rth Star." The men were generally quite intelligent, en thusiastic and determined.bat there was a great lack in the commissary department- The men weht off eith nothing bat crackers in their hvv ersick or nocketa Snae of th lSnalrin- im began to iaquire how it came that after sush larze sani-of money bad been paid in. tbe em- eers had ee money and the privates had to use ur in. m nci i oey seemed to nave more money than tbe officers. Thus ended our Fenian ex4teeat; this n-iraing (5)&et one te be seen. 'Ill Fesia.vs. We find in onr Exchanges the following items f Frnian news . Thire i, a gtntral disposition in Montreal to regard the United Sl. s authorities as in tacit lojue with, tbe Feniaca, and to believe all sorts a st.riesaat the ooaeivance of tbe officers of our tr o w.lh tbuae of the invading horde. General Meade and General Sweeney rode ou the sine train to Potsdam, the forser with bis stali ruling iu the baggage car, while Sweeney and staff were is tbe rear ntseneer ear. At 1 ?te??""i' h-ln:t Attorney IMrt insulted lien- HeaJe wu!i itltrence to arreaeitiR Sweeney, . bat received no encourageaMst. Getter! Swec- ney was made aware cf what was contemplated, , bu raos it i . r cei.iv , merely remarking that , Dart wouT i rrr ; grief if he made the at- tempt I II is rcj cited th it ti.t Canadian Government . ha engage.! th.- services af the Indians of St. I Regis and of Cuchaawaaa, to set as scouts j along the St. Laarn.ce. from Montreal to Corn- wal!. Therein ; hcreiurete a Bttle scalpiag .! ne. ""fctertow i ca Monday, a party of thirty i bmu .none a rata on ine More or r. it. wj, where a iraantiiy ot t'eniaa area seised by the Cnited bum Maiehal, were deposited, gained fresesaiem of tit in usd took them north. Gen er tl Meaviw sent Uvop from Ugdeaaburg to in tfi crt them. Ihe ic-m train was come up wit"; at Kichv:i:e, ly tie t sited States troops, wbt 'nk tic i-ais, ammunition and men in charge. Taj rVnUu were unloading ihe arms :. a the tr.s lmted, intending to send them ncrta: thr c-un'iy. No rcaistaacc was made. It must interne Ihe Canadians greatly, we r'vju.l Utuik, to find that tbe Confederate affi ec rs tiv wv n-i.n .ur provincial fnends wen s willing to 1 oaac and tawB upon while our ra- urnai cocaici was gemg o are, mtay ertaeai, leading the Tcntan iioata again their eld friends. It will t; no taiisuctioa to Csasdiaas to be re minded tLt trni. tines "curses co&c home to r.-j;t-." it h L nil J that Robert E. Lee is indispoeel t. -varl tbe Fet iaa demonstration. Tit re :s ere jugular cfttcmstacce eoccected with th. I'enUu invasiou of British soil which Americana can well sfLrd to laugh at Just be fore ihe cc'Upse of the Southern rcbeluon, the rebels received some thirty thoesand first ekes English muskets from the British Government, and whea I.ce'a army surrendered, they became the property cf U VcnVl States. They were subt,,nert;y orc!.Bcd by an enterprising Yan kee in B"sIod, ard within the put few months, they bave been bought from bra by agents of the British gover&mer t to defend the aggressive movements of the Fenians, and tbe price paid was nearly doable tbat which was paid for tbe same ami by the rebels. Letter I rum Uoiitieul. fon Ihe C..u.;i.- make War The Hostile feeling toicarUt .Imerteant The Strength i'-it If t a ." of t .r Canadns Mojtbxai.. June 6, lSf.0. To the UdttKii uf the Boston Journal : There cannot be lets than twenty-five thsus and troops of all kind under arms at the pres- ct tvat m ' "nadi. Tbe voianteers have turned t wl,h Rrelt promptneaa But the ceurse pur- !t""1 bJ anthontits ui regard to provtsion- '"6 Kuv "r5 " "J"- AS- Instead of erganiimg a eoosaissirht, ,b " billeted upon Ihe iahabhacts ! TkJ are si nt r.. :t. 1 in synods to farm bouses and the fanner who .iWs not respond with alle nlj dee .unced as wart.Dj in loyalty. AH of tfc tTOuls ( J 1.. es i f railway, by which abuadai.t sut i i - i- he tracsporteJ, such s' ort sagUtednes is remark iMi At ,Be yesterd iy k t the organization f a ""' grl. Mr. Mtt,. -, the idol of the Irishmen, and member c! P-I:amcnt, said that thete.wereturbule' t eUaracters arcoog tkem who needed watch:ng. luy had sii-lLidlers who fled I who would not fight for their former country. '" """jw ia -s". od ,Si requited the oily wbieh had been t0 "m P1 . by plotung agsinst her teacc. They had haul an influx of black- 13 aau burglars frsm New York who bad all the inMinets of ba-Js of prey, wbo were ready " oe-nunit arson, and th-.y mo:t te watched by t&ecitiiens while tbe voianteers were at the front. He would uaie an aeoorate record kept ot all suih characters arriving in tbe city, and when this thing was over they must be weeded out. He had seen it reported iu the papers tbat the Fenians were vfficered ia part by ex-officer ef tbe late Southern Cenfedertey, "I cannot believe," said he, "that this is the fact, unless those men hope to embroil Kogland and the States by invading Canada. The Southern peo- pw nave been OBspleaous Rw their strong local tBmeat. anJ I appeil to those who have ,n ' "f niasl as well as their 1 origuiiti aays, an i i asu intra wnat aaa unwi , do&c to mtltiirraere mat ikeir etiwers sbousJ '. turn th.ir sw.nl tgainst oar people .' (Cr.es, Hear.- Hear!') I j at this outstion to such j ti G-teral Irrec'kir.'Mg, n w at Toronto. ' an 1 I put it to his compatriots who have bed 1 even ku.er experience c: Csadian respects for ' ir-t!E'..l- ot rua;rce." (Cheers.) 1 The lafi-emr mrxr have eareiullr eliatinitrd froci their report tbe word cf .Mr. MeGee in ce to toe eootv taken by the citiztrs of Mmitreil town"! the I mtH States Here tbey I of everything which has taken place daring the list five years. The theme ef cenversition on the street and at the hotels is upon the conni vance of tho Americans. Five minutes ago I beard a man say : "The American government urging the Fenians on; it connives at their actions." Tho Ottawa and Toronto papers make the same charges. Thosa gentlemen have an opportunity to study the question of neutrality from a new stand-point They have forgotten he course pursued by Jlr. Limothe, Chief of Pxltce from Montreal, and the decision of Judge Couraal, who, though dismissed, is now rein stated, and is also in command of a regiment in tbe field. I notice also, that the morning papers have cut out of tbeir reports tie remat is of several of the speakers bearing upon tlx question of sympathy. Thus said the JIaycr : Whoever aids these scoundrels, whoever sympathizes with tbesa, is guilty of murder." Then Mr. Lamothe was guilty of robbery; so was Judge Coursol; so were they all. The un washed crowd in front cheered to it Mho nnt seeing that tbe JIajor unwittingly hid given a back-handed stroke, but the bwmraMe gentle men around htm on the platform saw it, and so did the newspaper reporters, wbo left it eut of their rerorts THE STEESOTU ASi WX.1E.VESS Or THE CAXADAS. The mastering of the vetanuMrs has been prompt throughout the Canada. The troops have been moved with aVwrity. but they were well prepared to respond to the call, having been under drill during three mouth put Yet I have met gentlemen bete wbo admit tbit if the Fenians had secured a lodgment at Fert y.rk and had not bad tbeir commanioatioi: in terrupt el by the United States authorities, the trouble would have assumed a serious aspect. The defeat of the "Queen's Otvi.- was unci peeled. The Fenians outaumberod the volun teers.but in every other respect the volunteers had the advantage. II the Fenian: had been united in their councils, if the movemei t bad been directed by cool and sagacious men, and if their plans had not been nipped in the bud by Gens. Grant and Meade, there is no knowintr what ! KIil have been the upshot of the invasion. lanadum Society is conzlomera'r. Earlkh. Irish, Scotch. French Canadians, Americans. Protestants, Freseh Catholic and Irish Catholic There is no bond of unity. The French Cana dians have no sympathy or affiliation with the English. The two streams are distinct At the meeting yesterday the resolutions were read in English and French, and :he speeches were made ia both languages. An Englishman must be followed by a Frenchman, and bhy an Irish man, and each speaker was under the necessity of saying that he would keep relig.on and poli ties out of sight. There is a la.-k of public spirit The fid J battery commanded by Steven sen, which went to the front on Sunday, had no horses; the government did not .supply them; the city refused to furnish them; andthe citi zens, when called upon to subscribe for the pur chase of horses, declined. After mu.-h difficulty a truckman furnished them. The patriotism of tbe Fenians stands in strong contrast ts that of the Canadians. I am firmly of '.he opinion tbat Canada owes her salvation to Generals Grant and Meade, and tbe United States ofSciols ; for if Fenians Ind not been hindered, thousands upon thousands would have flocked to the bor der, whether belonging to the order or net, if tbe invaders bad teen sueeessful, so intense their desire to redeem Ireland. The quick and prompt execution of the neutrality laws upset the plans of Sweeney. I doubt, however, if the Canadians will recognize the fact We shall have abuse instead. x illt aotrxo the nuc. The FusBeers have jtut pissed down Great St. James street, singing Rally round the Flag, Boys," which has been adapted to suit this htttade. lesteai of the ' Union forever." they about " Victoria forever." It was sung at the theatre last nicht. ny the papers, "amU great enthusiasm." Th street beys are taking it up, and it nil! undoubtedly be "th natriotic song of tbe boor. C aurrox. Gin. T. IY. Sitexnit. A Co. .esyiondeii t of the X. Y. TrUune gives the following short biography of the Fenian Mojor-Gen-eral : Gen. Sweeney is is every cense e f the word a tree Irish gentleman. He was bjrn at Dtia manway, in the; County of Cork, Ireland, ia his fiuudy baring been located in that vicinity for at least a couple of centuries. His father, Wiluam Sweeney, was possessed of very great force ef character, a quality wbieh the son inherits. He died in 1827, leaving i widow with several children, ef whom Thomis was tbe youngest. The widow and children emigrated to the United States, and at an early age tbe present General wm apprenticed to the printing business. In It'll!, when the war between the United States and Mexico broke out, he was one of the first to volunteer, haiing joined Colonel Ward B. Burnett's 1st Regiment of New York Volunteers, in Company A. ot which he wa scon elected Second Lieutenant He participated in nearly all the engagements of the campaign under Scott, from tbe siege of Vera Cruz to the storming of Cherubusco. In the action of Ccrro (isnio h: receive! a linee wound in tbe face, the mirk of which he bears to this day. He was severely wounded in the right arm at Cherubusco, so severely that rasr ificatian ensued and rendered amputation ne cusiry. As a reeosnitien of his jsrvicts, Lieut Swee ney received the commission of Second Lieuten ant in the 2d Regiment of U. S. Infantry, ami was ordered to California. Ia tbe dissbarge of bis duties there he elicited the warm approval tf his superiors in command. Subscquentlv he was sent to Furt Pierre in Northern Nebraska, where he acted as aid te Gen. Harney. Next we find him in New York, and while there receiving promotion to a cap lainej in his regiment At the outbreak of the ate Rebellion he was ordered to Newport bar. racks, and was subsequently entrusted with tbe cemmand of the St Louis arsenal, which he held until the arrival of Gen. Lyoo. He was second in command at the surrender of the State forces at Camp Jackroa, and ooadaeted the negotiations of the surrender. Hewn mainly instrumental in the organization ef the Missouri thiee-months' volunteers, of which ha was uppointed Brigidier-GcceraL He did good service in the brief campaign under Lyon, and iu the council of war previous to the battle of Wilson's Creek, while nearly all the other officers urged a retreat. Gen. Sweeney opposed it, and declared i: more likely to result m disaster than a fight against superior num. bers, and so impressed was Lyon with the er rectness of his views, that he determined t aet on them. In the battle which followed. Geo. Stteeaey received a bullet in the leg, which stilt remains in tbe wound. Ia the engagement, the gallant Lyon lei I, and Sturges, who assumed the command, determined to retreat Sweeney still opposed, and offered to lead his own brig ade in pursuit of the enemy, as an earnest ef his confidence. The plan was net adopted, aad defeat, according to Sweeney's predietiea, was the rcsalt After the disband ment of the Volunteers, be was effered and aeeepted the commas! ef the 52d Regiment of Illinois Volunteers, and alter the rapture of Koit Henry was placed in osm raand ef that position. He was again wounded ia the battle of Pittsburgh Lindisg, receiving two lautts in bis remaining arm. and another in bis lig. Oa the 2ath of September. 1S62. the cimmiwion of full Brigsdier.General of Volunteers was issued to him, aad he was also raised to the rank cf JIajor in the Regular Army, receiving two brevets of Colonel and Lieutenant-Colonel He was sn after placed in cvmmv.d of a division, and duritg the cam paign under Grant, Thomas and Sherman, dis charged the duties of Acting JIajjr General in a manner that elicited very warm approval from bis superiors in command. At the close of the war he was brevetted JIijor-General ot Volunteers for distinguished conduct in the field. He is in Ihe prime of life, of athletic build, about five feet ten inches ia hight. with a fresh, fair complexion, keen, bluish eray eves, a profusion of watin- km dark hair, and short, though thick crown, mcsu lacae and whiskers of the same coler. At JIaiaxe. Generals JIurphy and Hef ferman with 1 100 Fenians were at JIalcna on Wednesday. 800 'regulars belonging to the -lib. V. S. Infantry, were also ia town. The regulars and Fenians arc fraternizing. Malono epoch 1 says Gen. Jlorpby with four hundred men mule rccosncmacce 15 miles into Canids, and returned after.- slight skirmish.. i r r A- .