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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
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-
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.
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
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.
editors txo raoraisros.
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.
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
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.
lly tbe President,
WlLUAM II. Sswaso,
Secretary of State.
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.
Battle of mjfumsfA
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,
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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."
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.
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
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.
Mr. JI. K
of St.
to have
teen six
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.
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
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.
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-
A Bu Kilo six cial diniatch mv l,rn.n!
Lynch ha ordered hi men to rftrrrn try tV;r
A Detroit special says 700 Finiasearrived
there from Cnteaeo Tester dav. The rc Dart
ed invasion of Canada via Itavficid is rn -
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 ,
Concermng the oljecttie joint of the
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
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
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.
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-
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
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
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 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..

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