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BURLINGTOX.YT., FRIDAY MORNING, MARCH 15, I8G7 NUMBER THIRTY-SEVEN VOL. NEW SERIES VOL-XII t. Poclry. The Grave by the I.nkr. feom miimn't tsst on the deach. Tbe grave of an Indian jet's mind an inquiry ljiSe to whom there was propounds to the as te the destine ef do revelation of the truth. " 0, the eetierationt ohl. Over wiiem do church-bells lolleJ. I'hristlese, lifting up Miad eyes To the silence of the sliea ' For the innumerable dead Is my soul disquieted. " Where be cow those silent hosts? Where the camping-ground of ghosts . Where the spectral conscripts led To the white tents of the dead? What strange chore or chartlees sea Ho! Js the awful m ystery V, Then the warm sky stooped to make liouble sunset iii the lake ; While above I saw with it. Hinge on range, the mountains tit ; And the calm and splendor stole I.'ke an answer to -ay soul. " Hear'st thca, U of little huh. What to thee the mountain sartti. What is whispered by the trees? Cast fD Cud hy care for these ; Trust him if thy sight be dim : jubt fot these is doubt of him. I.KnJ most be their dose-shut eyes t here like nicht the sunshine lies, r'.. relinked the self-forced chain, i; Li.ag ever sin to pain, .-trong their proon-honse ot will, Hut without lie waiteth still. "Nut with hatred'! uoder-tow Doth the Lore Ktemal flow, I. very chain that spirits wear And the penitent's desire 1 'pens every gate of fire. " Still Thy love, U Christ arisen, Yearns to reach these soak m prison ! Through all depths of sin and toes Drops the plummet of Thy cross ! Never yet abyss was found Deeper thin that cross could sound ! Therefore well may Nature keep Equal faith with ali who sleep, Set her watch of hills around Christian grave and heathen moattd. And to cairn and kirkyard send hammer's flowery dividend." I!2i;t'eM:tiicoii. A DaEEET IN" FEAKT1 t AN HONKST FATEO-V. A man at Memphis wishing to hire a ptsnta :, .it hand, the darker nuijtctcd him to the !1d iog inquiry : I bar was yon rais-d an j bow ?"' J lie VA not receive u sa'aiaetory response, I .i, i wot on : Ceo law jenr I hire to a cemp .m fn'tsway J under for ibtie handr-i dollars, j . il. we lay by eottm. Tint gemplum he sell j .'. be say, and anoibrr ue took place, bat ., lass one, he nuvver pay me, and the nex ; !.t- say he's got nutbi&g to do with it. Y til. I r.iik 'U; Lime by we begin to pick cotton, i.f it, and sent I it to de landing. Ilea dia Hi- 1. 1 geniplum he leave, and another one come ii itJ say he dune bought the others out, but .' t don't know nothing about paying we all; .boot the time be gets the last of the cotton ..anted eff he left to eo to New Orleans to get . i jney to settle np. Next day one of the neigh - .rs cum and claim the corn in the field, and I , i tor see nary one of dose grmphirae since. " Whv did yon not apply at the Bureau?" lie man and de cotton all gone. We eom i ui w on de corn, but what was 175 bushels m in le field 'moofst six families ? Now, sir, '-; nil me somebody dat knows yoo, and will r k : v lat you'll be here next Christmas, -.: j , an you will trade, but if yon is one of ' liyaboat gemplnms, as f call them, I can't a-jrJ ts lose nary a not her year's work on IK THE Head-DRESS Ol TUE INDIES. A rit-T in the Sprrtator, a bmg time ago, raid - There is nut so variable a thing in nature as a lady's head-dress. W ithin my own memory 1 have known it to rit-e and fall nbore thirty degrees. About ten years ago, it shot np to a very great I eight, Insomuch that the female part of our species were much taller than the men. J remember several ladies who were very inar rcven feet high ;" and be adds, " In Juvenal's; time, tin buildings grew by -iural orders and stone. at be has very humorously described it : W ith curls on cnrls they build her bead bofore, tnd mount it with a formidable tower ; A giantess she seems ; but look behind. And then she dwindles to the pigmy kind." New Acceptation orMotai Character. Dating a liricf term of Court held by Judge Hall, at Murtinsburg. Va., several applica tions were made for raturalmtion papers. Among the epplicante was a native ot "Fa. lerland."' He took with him a German :::fid to pruve hi residence: in the country. t!'i witness the Judge asked : l.i you know the arplie-ai.t, Mr. ?" Vesh, I well knows bim." Is his moral character sjed?" " O'i. yesh, yesb, S'ludje, he's all right i v ite mit us !'' Hove toe Pbixtuis Trsat Kl.tors One ..iv last year, Mr. (jrn-ley wrote an edito rul entitled " William It. Seward." Im iimc hie rage when it eauic to him in proof us Iticliard the Third ' ' Yet anybody fa miliar with his chirography. if his inky jerks can be so desigrated, will readily sec, not only how such a mistake could lie made, but how it probably wuuld be. Again he wrote a'lout three men in buckram," and the prosaic type-setter got it " three men in .i back room." And this, notwithstanding the fact that two compositors of sagacity and experience arc hired at an extra salary, -cause tbey can read his copy. But George ilipley has been the victim of the grossest -tragc in this line. In one of bis book .. jtice? he took the liberty of quoting from . Nidkepeare, " 'Tis true, 'tis pity ; and pity ti'. "tis true." And the wretched bunjtler ; .t it, " 'tis two, 'tis fifty ; 'tis fifty 'tis Sity-two !" That is some worse than James 1 Ilaboock's martyrdom, when be wrote. .5 there no balm in Gilead ?" and read t.ixt morning, to hia consternation, ' Is ::.cn no barn in Guilford ?" Mr. Craw i iTi. a member of Parliament, recently sent t India the message. " the news from mcriea favors the holders," and it arrived tberc with the information that ' news from tacrica savors of soldiers '" ILfl recent murder of Kate White by her iiuaband John White, ou Tippecanoe street, one ol" the most brutal that we hive fur a time had evasion to lecord. A drunkej :.u-tand finishes a long course cf violent 111 rc&traeut and shocking brutality to a wife, Lose caly fault v. as that she endured so long ilJ e j uncomplainingly, by deliberately choking UrU iiath because she would not give him n. ne which proved really net to have teen in :ier poescition at the time. a herbrdy were found the traces of bruises .cxiTcJ from him in prtTioas arrays, and the iresn vcudui with which be prefaced the horn ' e grip, which crushed the organs of the throat and was the immediate cause of death. Even .a her last expression she declined asking fur his arrest, and when inquired of as to whether he ban been beating ber, said, "not much." lwo Xxtw uovstmitits. Fourth J"a- nanal Hank, Philadelphia 20 imitation so id to be well done. A new and dangeious euunterfeit ol the twenty-five cent fractional currency has ap. pcartd. Upon elusc examination it may Le detected by noticing that the scroll work s.rooni the " 25," cn the upper left han4 corner, touches the fine linei around the edge of the cote ahich'foiuw the bordering, while on the genuine no part of the scroll it oik touches the lice. When these notes Ijccomc worn and sailed, they will defy dc. tcctian, and be as good as auy. A Frenchman named Gustavo Lambert proposes to explore tbc open Polar Sea by a new route, entering if possible, the oj;n sheet ol water at the North Pole throogb BibriDg's Strait. C. C. A. 11. I BEMJniCT. editors Asr rani-tiEToas. FRIDAY MOUSING. MAUCH 15, 1857. Corruption in the Neva House. York Cu-tom Nobody supposes ,uat tic ,w ork ut torn House is a very clean dace. Few doubted tljat the Congressional committee npreinted to investigate sane of the dark earners in it would rin upon some asdy looking messes. The rumors, after the com- ! inittec got well into tbeir work, that tbey ' bed struck some rich veins if corruption, and that their report would contain some ; diseraeetuldiselosnrcs, touching individuals , in pretty high rnsition, eonsri:cDtly ercnttd ' little surprise. And all mast own that t! c promise of interesting dcvclopmi-nts has been pretty well borne out in Ibc report of the committee which was published in the New York rnis last wk. It seems that a portion of the multifarious busiscss of the Cuatoui I louse in that great seaport is ktuiwrn as the 'encral order businrcs. By the usage ol the de partment, the large unanti tics of merchandize arriving ut the. port which is not dairaeJ on arrival, are sent to what is known as "general order" store honses. The proprietors of these ware houses', uhich arc private property, are al lowed, apparently, to charge about what Uiey choose for storage and cartage, when the owners claim their merchandise .and con sequently are able to make a good thing out ol it. So -ood a thing, in fact, is the gener al order business that immediately on the appointment of Collector Sinytbe, wbu suc- eeeded Preston King, certain parties ottered hint (Mr.Smytne) $40,000 a year for abate of the business, and apparently it would have been a trade if another party bad not oflered $50,000 for same share. In pursuance of a declaration be had made, on taking the office, that certaiu in fluential parties to whom be was under obligation taust be taken care of. Collector Smvtbe arranged to divide bis 40,000 plum " about as follows: To U. F. Thom son, of the copperhead Dmly AVu-s, $5,000; to Senator Patterson, ot Tennessee, the i'n- sidi tit's son-in-law, $5,000 ; tu a son of Senatur Doolittle, of Wisconsin, $0.000 ; tu a ivrtain Mrs. I'erry, known as a " Wash- j u.gtun woman," $3,000 ; and to various ksnr penooagta lesser amounts. Uwing j $10,000 for Mr. fciuytU, a. a ijliti.lii , fund," to be at his dispueal without any ac- j countability lor its use. Wc cannot under- ! take to cvm allude to the mass of UVamony, J which accompaniid and seems to strongly sustain the asaertiuns of the Committte; but select one little piece to give our read ers some idea of how ' plums " m- disposed of at Washington and New York. New Yoek, Jan. 10, 1(WT. Edward 11. 1'ktlpt sworn and examined. BT THE CHAIKMAX. y . Did you l.ave any negotiation in reference to the general order business before or after Mr. Smy the became collector? A. Yes. (J State with whom it was. A. Myself and Tbos. J. Barr of New York decided on applying to the President, through a Mrs. Perry or Cin nati, for the general order business from t ier 5'J, N. U.. to tbe Battery. Q. Did you meet ber at the President's bouse A. I did meet her there several times in tbe months of February and March; we went theie at one time on an appointment made by the President; the President requested us to call there at six o'clock in tbe evening, when he would sec as alone; we went and bad an inter view with him, an! he assured me that Phelps and Barr should have tbe general order busi ness, as above stated, they bringing proper tes timonials. He remarked that be gave this to Barr and Phelps as much for the benefit of Mrs. Perry as for their benefit, because he wished to help her; he said : " I suppose you will mike it all right with Mrs. Perry;" and I went on to state the arrangement, and he sid : " Never mind you need not tell me all that." Q. Was it not then determined what Million she was to have of this business ? A' She told Mr. Johnson the arrangement or interest she was to have, and Mr. Johnson then replied he was satisfied if she was. Q. What was the portion she was to have. A. She was to have one-third of the net profits. (j. Did you produce the testimonials re quired? A. Yes. (J. Tell the committee about the substance of that interview. A. I said to the President there would be a great deal of contention among the New York politicians, who would try to get this, as it was a great thing ; he pitted me on the shoulder aad said : " Never mind, young man, I will stand by you ;" he then remarked to Mrs, Perry: " This will be all right -," we left the matter in Mrs. Perry's hands, and sbe was to inform us when we should call again on the President ; she sect word to me to come to AVashington again shortly before Mr. Smythe was appointed, and we went and called upon the President, and had an interview with him alone myself and Mrs. Perry ; after we had a private intercourse with him be called out bis private Secretary Col. Browning, I think his name and he told me to state to him what I wanted to have written down ; I stated to him what I wanted, and he then wrote to the collec tor, to give the pcncral order business of the North River, from pier Xo. CO to the Battery, to Edward R. Phclrs and Thomas J. Barr.ol New York ; the President was present while the private secretary wrote this letter, and was talking In a is w tone to Mrs. Perry, ana wnen the letter was wntten be signed it ; i unna. i can produce that letter; I came back with the letter, and as soon as Mr. Smythe was nomin ated and confirmed I presented the letter to him : he anneared to be vcrv much confused. and cut his band up to his head and thought for a mpmcnt, sad then remarked that the pencral order business was all disDOsed of ; he o . ., , . said. " it is very strange mil tne i resmtm novcr told cie to reserve this for nis jrsenus ; and he also remarked that he had to agree to cive a portion of the general order business to Senator Doolittle's son. and a portion to Senator Patterson, the President s son-in-law, and one ether person whom I cannot now tnin of, bcibre he would be confirmed ; Mr. Smythe then remarked, he didn't have a chance to spare enly a small interest in it for himself, and he asked us if we wculd not take one-fourth interest in the whole business that perhaps be could let us have that ; we felt confiient wo could get what wc wanted through the President, and vre declined ; he then atked us to wait until the middle of the week: in the rajanf.c; Col Cooper another of the President's private secretaries same on from Washlugton and had an interview with Mr. Smythe ; and when we called cn Mr. Smythe again, he told us that the general order business was all disposed of ; we then abandoned any further idea of it. There is plenty more cf simitar evidences, calculated to open the eyes of the innocents who ore disposed to beljevc In tbc incorrup tibility and purity of tbc present " powers that bo " at Washington ; Lul we have no room for it. It is fair to fay that Mr. Col lector Sinjthc denies ' that be pcant to do anything wrong cr tLat be made .ny tbiDg personally out of the " gentral utder " basi- nrfs, and that others of tho parties impli cated EUttain bis assertion ; but tbe things be did confess to, and tho prevaricating na turc of a good deal of bis testimony, taken in connection with tbc other evidence, have doubtless convinced tLc public, as they did tbe Committee, that there is considerable of a ftt under tb inesl, iwievjhtip. The act ts, we suppose, about the N. 1'. Hourc, that it will very soon make Collector rich, and that it will drive an honest Collector, like Mr. Kin;;, to insanity and suicide. Tlie Kepublicaii t'aucus on Impenchment. "There was a large caucus ol Republican rurmbcrs ot the House, on Wednesday even ing, (Jen. Hants presiding. Mr, Ashley in- troduc d a resolution reciting the charges which he made in the House in the last sen-ion sgaiust the President, rccountinj; the course of the .fudiciary Committee thereon, and directing that the same com mi t tec further rrosccute tl.c investigation, with ample power to send for persons and papers, and with leave to sit during any re cces of the Mouse. A lung discussion followed on the advisa bility ol appointing a select committee on the subject ; liutler, Covodc, Lojan and others advocating a new committee and I llmcham. Ilia i tic, rams worth and others j urging that the matter should be left with the Judiciary committee us before A pas sage between Mes-rs. ltinpham and But ler is said to have been quite sharp. The question was finally settled by adopting Mr. Ashley's resolution. A resolution by Mr. Stevens that when Congress adjourns it bo to meet on the 8th of May was adopted, and another by Mr. Pomeroy of N. 1. tlmt Congress adjourn on Monday nest. The vote on this last stood Standing Committees. In the Senate on Thursday the following committees were ap pointed : Foreign Iterations Messrs. Sumner, Chair man ; FetsenJen, Cameron, Harlan, Morton, Patterson of New llamt shire, Johnson. Finance Committee Messrs. Morgan, Wil liams, Van Winkle, Cattell, IlenJerson, Merrill of Vermont. Appropriations Messrs. Morrill of Maine, Grimes, Howe, Wilsoe, Cole, Conkhng, Guth rie. Commerce Messrs. Chandler, Morrill of Maine, Morgan, tfpragne, Corbitt, Patterson of Tesnessee, Doolittle. Manufactures Messrs. Yates, Cole, Dixon. Agriculture Messrs. Cameron, Catteil, Mor ton, Tipton, Guthrie. Military ASairs and the Militia. Messrs Wilson, Howard, Sprague, Cameron, Morton, Thayer, Doolittle. I Naval Afiairs Messrs Grimes, Anthony, Cragin, Nye, Freuaghaysen, Drake, Hendricks. ! P s! OfiL-e aud Post Reads Messrs. Ramsay, I Conui-s, Pomeroy, Van Winkle, Harlin, Mor ' ritl oi Vermont. Dixon. Public l.-uidu Messrs. Pomeroy, Stewart, j KJuiuu ls, Catteil, Williams, Tipton, Hendricks Private Laud Claims Messrs. Williams, ' Howard, I'erry, Kiddle, .Norton. Inj.aii fairs Messrs. Henderson, Morrill of Ma:n, Uoes, Corbitt, Thayer, Uuckalew, i Xltolittle. ! Pensions Messrs. Van Winkle. Kdmunds Trnmbul!, Fowler, Tipton, Saulsbury, Davis. Revolutionary Claims Messrs. Nye, Chand ler, Howe, .4 luUbury, Patterson of Tennessee. ruiuii Mes rs Howe, Wdley, Frelinjhuv- , sen, Howard, Morrill of Vermont. Cole, Davis. District of Colombia Messrt. Harlan, Sum ner, Henderson, Wilier, Patterson of New Hampshire, Corbitt. Patterson of Tennessee. 1 Patent and Patent Office Messrs. Willey, ' Sherman, Thayer, Terry, Norton. Public Buildings and Grounds Messrs. Fes senden, Trumbull, Grimes. Terry, Johnson. . Territories Messrs. Yates, Nye, Crajin, I Fowler. Ramsay. Terry, Davis. Pacific Railroad .Messrs. Howard, Sherman, Morgau, Conness, Ramsay, Stewart, Wilson, Harlan, Drake. Contingent Expenses Meters. Gragin, Drake, Backalew. EngroMtJ l'.illa Messrs. Fowler, Sumner, Nwtcu. Mines aid Muling Messrs. Conness, Stew art, Chandler, Yates, Conkling, Saulsbury. Printing; Messrs. Anthony, Ross. Ridtlell. orary-..iere. morgan . nowe. resseuuen. Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills Messrs. i llowe, ressenden. Rosa. Patterson. D.xon. Joint Committee on Retrenchment-Messrs. I Elmund., Williams. Buckalew. Ti. Ibii-end Fix the I'ar of the UHicers ot I the Two Houses Messrs. Fessenden. Sherman Buckalew . Mr. Anthony stated that Mr. Fessenden had been relieved from the chairmanship of the Committee on Finance at his own request. ln tbe House tbe Speaker announced tbc following committees : Committee on Elections Messrs. Dawes, Scofiekl, Upson. Shellaharger, McClurg, Cook, Poland, Nicholson and Kerr. Oa the Judiciary Messrs. Vt ilsoa ol Iowa, Boutwell, Thomas, Williams of Pa Woodbridge, Lawrence of Ohio, Churchill, .Marshall and El- d ridge. On Alilcaee .Messrs. Anderson, runts, 4 an Aermvm, Ilium and Getz. On Rules The Speaker. Messrs. ashfcurnc of Illinois, Banks, Blaine and Brooks. Joint Select Committee on the Equalization ot Pay of the Employes Messrs. Woodbridge, Ec kley and McCu loch. Joint Select Lommittee on tseirencnment Mef srs. Scheuck. Van Wyck, Randall, Logan and Washburn of Massachusetts. The Armv Ari'RorniATioN Hill was signed by the President, but with the following protest : Tu the House of Rtpreitnlalirtt : The act entitled "An act making appropria tion far the support ot the army for the year ending June 30, 1SC8, and for other purposes." contained provisions to which I must call atten tion, inese provisions are coniaineu m iu second section, which in certain cases virtually deprives the President of hie constitutional functions as Commander-in-Chief of tbe Army, and in the sixth section, which deny to the States of the Union their constitutional right to protect themselves in sny emergency by means of their own militia. These provisions are out of place in an appropriation act. I am com pelled to defeat the necessary appropriations if I withhold my signature from the bill. Pressed by those circumstances I feel constrained to re turn the bill with my signature; bat to accom pany it vjith ray protest against ths tcction: which I have indicated. ANDREW JOHNSON. Washington, March 2, 16G7. The military bill is supinely received here, and will be readily submitted to. That people who have endured sc-ctal years tha absolute despotism ot tbc Confederacy, will find this new status bv no means unbearable. It is amusing to bear tbem moan about the Constitution. Tbey who made such a dce ,j.ritn rBnrt to dettrov it. express solicitude abnt its integrity and preservation, as if tin v bad alwavs btxn its special guardians : The negroes arc in goo ipaiuyj uvu., thuu.'h scrfcitltf respectful and orderly. -j?. - , r 1 , When I -re-calling tbc old pretext or tbe slave power and tho Northern democracy, that tho slaves were so attached to massa nnd missus that they did not wish lor and wou'd not accent their liberty astea one ol tbc Southern ladies if tbc slaves wcro nrTor.-d nr Mad when thev trot their llDcrty, she laughed in my tape, and admitted that liberty was very willingly acccpicu. lesion Corr Boston Traveller. A P.VT1T lT OS' Striking ChaRACTIb. A ortt!Mmn vesterdav had occasion to call on busincejat the White, House. at tbqearjc hour ono year ago tho President bad earn tnenctd bis harangue to tbe riotous raob in front of the Executive Mansion, lie was shown into the President's office, and there eat Andrew Johnson, leaning over a couple of bills recently engrossed on parchment, with scowling biow and anxious "P"10n A quick glance at tbc table revealed the titles. Tbey were the BeconstrucUon" a T.r f OffiM" bills. The twelve- DjUU V Wl ir - month's rapid progress was ait pnoeograpuou in that one glance, and tho Prcciden seemed to fcel it also. Washington. Cor. Iktrott IS 1 -a. 1 I Another I'cnian Oiitbtenk. ATTACK ON DROGHEDA BARRACKS. Raihoad itlmtn Cork and Dublin lorn up. NO A LA KM KELT HV GOVE11NMENT. A dispatch troni London of March Cth says : An attack was maJe by a body of Fenians upon Drogheda barracks, Tuesday. The at tacking party was received with great gallantry by the military and police stationed in the bar racks, and several volleys were gucu. sailants retired in confusion, losing a number of Villnl nJ wounded, whom they took from the fielJ. The repulse was complete. Several of the government troops were wounded, including three of the police. The Fenians bare torn up the rails and block ed up the roads between Cork and Dublin, com pletely suspending railroal travel between those cities. The Government decs net feel any alarm at the aspect of affairs, as very efficient meas ures have been male, and are now making, to suppress all attempts at insurri.-tion throughout TrrUn.l Tlipre hav lieen as Vet E0 Ser'lOUS outrages committed by the Fenians upon either the persons or property of private subjects, the rebels appearing to be a state of strict military discipline. In the House of Commons Lord Naas, the chief Secretary of Ireland stated. Wedntslay. that the Fenian rising round Dub lin wa suppeseJ to number from 1000 to -1000 men. An attack was made by a small force ot le niacs upon Castle Martyr, Tuesday, lt the enemy was repu!-cd. One tf the attacking force, said to be aa American officer, was shot. Gen. Musey, supposed to be a Fenian leader, has been arrested in Limerick. There was preat excitement in New York Friday among the Fenians, on the rece ipt of this news ;thrns of Kent ins he-M po scssion of tbe stairs, lobbies and anterooms of the headquarter) in Chathain St., opMitc the City Hall.canvaBsing the lsttet despatch es from Ireland, and tbc ultimate issue ol tbc rising in Ireland ; and recruits fur tho Fenian cause came in rapidly. A resolution calling on the Prwid. ..t arid CHigr U grant belligerent right to the Irish jeoplo in rebellion, was passed at the meeting ol the executive directory. The Keniau Itiinc SKIRMISHES IN LIMERICK & MUNsTER. TllM'KltAltr TllItBATB.NKH. Proclamation of Ike IriA ItrpaHU. Cable despatches from London Friday 1 say i A fight t..- k place Tuesday nifiht a' l'-l-aglit, about eight miles south of Dublin, - . tn en tbc armed police and a larjte 1. -ly nf Fenian. One of the Utter wa killed and five wounded. The police captured eighty person and six loads ot ammunition : up to ' dark to-day over two hundred pcrioo had been brought into Dublin. Tbc main Uhiy of Fi-nian engaged in the- tiht retreated to ' tbe hills north of Dublin with tbe command er ol tbe Uriti'h furee- in Ireland in vigir- j ous pursuit. Tbe Police Stati ju at Kilmall eh, P.) miles ' south of Limerick in the County of Munstcr, 1 was attacked by 310 Fenians, who were H- i puled, leaving SO uf their number 'dead ! upon tbe ground and lexing 14 priwitiers. Tbe Barracks of tbe Police at Dromorc, , County Down in the North, bad !euti fired j by an incendiary and totally 'JttiojiJ. The raanagi r of the I'r.i in Kink uni a mounted police ineatingcr have been shot in Drotnoro. Reports from Dublin statu that various bands of Fenians appear to be well supplied with rations and they seem to have risen suddenly in all rts uf tbe island. I'hcy attacked the ooat guard stationed at Killif gah, in the County ol Clare, and took away their anus. AAtutte have been niadi upou tbe stations at Caryfor', in V icklou County, and up.n that at Hi Iv l'n, and supplied therc-olve with arms from all there places. The ex ekcnJent ln x.j.p,, u .,leilf4. . f4, . f . ., ., 'join ral "I " .-A, . 1 A f ": "r ug are re- , Irted lo threatening the town of Tippr- be thefe '' Tbe troops bad a battle with a baud of insurgents near KilC.nn , iu the- e-inty of Limerick, and defeatel tbem, killing one mun, wounding several and taking thirty i prisoners. Among the latte-r was tbc reman (chief Gen Lane. A force of rebel, some 3UO strong, was i i!-o beaten by tbe soldi, rn at Clontacl. Sev eral of the former were killed, 1- prisoners tverc taken and a quantity uf arms captured. The Fenians strip private houses of all the guns and other weapons. Armed bands of men arc moving through tho counties ut Clare, Tipperary and Lime-rick, and have frequent conflicts vtitb tbe ilice and the ! constabulary. A Dr. Clrany is r.portcd to have been killlod at Kilmallock. Incendiary fires arc j frequent in the city aud county of Limerick, j Large quantities of snow fell near Dublin, j Tuesday, and it is said that the insurgents who took refuge in the mountains aro suf fering severely from cold and exposure. Donahue, tbc leader of the Fenians in the iibt at Tnlbight, Las since died, and three l Ins companions are also dead. A police instable has been killed by the r enians in t'.itk. The rails of tbc railroads runn ng to Watcrford have been torn up. Large quantities of ammunition and materials fur producing ureck hre hayc been discovered and seized by tbc soldiers and police in var ious arts of the country. un rriuay iruups were rcpiuiy ucspaicueu to Ireland from all parts ol the country. Several Irish and English papers have re ceived and published a proclamation pur porting to come irum mc uovcrnment ot tne Irish Republic It declares that after ages of outrage and vain appeals to reason and justice, tbey have at Put resolved to appeal to arms to rescue Ireland irom scrtuom and tabhsh a National Luion, public saletv and political freedom, and, hrinjj aLcjt the consequent separation ot wnurcn nmi state. .i rcpuu.IC.lD3 incy appeal iu reqiuuntaus throughout the world for sympathy and support. The Irish correspondent ol the London Times eavs Ireland is full of Irish Amer icans, and urges that severe punishment in tneir caeo la luijicnieivciy ulxt..ij, lis adds that it is very difficult to apprehend them, for the people, though tbey give them no aid, refuse to l-ctray them to the authori ties. He suites that Col. Dunn led the Irish in tbeir attack on tbc otition at KiImilloc He concludes by saying that tbe present ru ing is considered a failure in Dublin. Tho 1'ruUii Klslug In Ireland. Tbe London Times of February l'Jtb civcs tbc following : The story of the Fenian rising, which formed the subject of a sbort conversation iu both Houses of Parliament last night, cap now be told with ccmplctjncs; and certainty, .except upon a single point. As tbe insurgents have never been ac'uall; encountered by the military, and havs been only seen in ihc distance or beard of from the reports of the peasantry, it is im possible to say what numbers may hs,ve twq assembled for the purposes cX th,c insurrection at any partietilar time or spot. With this ex frtption, however, we can relate the history of ne pioi ano us execuuou wuu ,cij ii pulty. At the aouth-sttttru extieuily of Ireland. in a district exceedingly wild aad dcsMate, bat , well known to travellers from its navirai Depu ties, lies the whole scene of this abortive insur rection. Its events were confined to tie forty five miles of road between the squalid village of Cahirciveen and the town ef Killarney, in tbe County of Kerry. Cahirciveen is on the coast, at the head cf Valentia harbor, and frorj that spot the road rues in t, ncxth easterly 'direction ir the tide of Dingle Bay ta Killorglin and Milliiwn. Then it turns abruptly to the south east, and leads directly to KilUrney, on the ctltbrttsd laki of that name. Tht country in the neighborhood is mountainous and barren, but thickly woe-Jed round the borders of the lake. English pleuure-seekers have given the town a character of seme importance, for it contains nearly GOOO inhabitants, and has sev eral excellent hotels. The shops and banks, too, speak for the conqu!nce of the place, and the prospect of plunder had ils share, no dcubt, io directing the movements of the insurgents on this town u their first rendezvous. On the afternoon of Tuesday last a little bare footed girl brought a letter to Mr. Thos. Gall Jftj, the agent of Lord Castlecross;, saying that it had been given to her by an old man whom she did not know. This letter, which was anony mous, stated that on that night a stranger woujd come by the mail car to Killlarney. from Cahirciveen, for tbe purpose of heading an in surrection of Fenians in the town A descrip tion of this person, by which he might be re cogniied, was givei in the letter, and it was added that certain papers would be found in his possession. On this information the magistrates acted. A party of constabulary was despatched to meet the car, and in one of the passengers they identified, without difficulty, the stranger mentioned in the letter. He proved to be a 'aptain" Moriarty, an Irish-American, well , - iwn to be connected with the Fenian conspir i, ', and oa hi person were found the documents wuich have been described. He was, of course, , detained in custo ly, and with his arrest was , frustrated the in'ended rising in Killarney town. Frcm this p'int the story relates to the ( proceedings of the iniurgents who were to have ' joined the "Captain" after the capture of Kil cey, and marched on with him to Cork. On the night of Tuesday a party of Fenians of uncertain numbers, but said to be well armed, d;d advance alon? the coast road from Cahirci- . veen to Killorgliu. They were first met at Kells, a little village about 15 miles from Cahirciveen, by a mounted orderly of the constabulary force, , named Duggan, who had been sent to warn tbe police station at Cabitcivtrn of the coming , danger. He was stopped at Kells by a body of CO or TO armed men, who summoned him to surrender his despatch and bis horse. To this , challenge he returned a courageous defiance, drew his sword and succeeded in cutting his . i way threugh the party, bui was alterwardi wounded and captured. Alter this, the insur gents, still advancing, came upon a small coast I guard station and summoned its single occupant j to surrender to "the Irish Republic"; but, . thojh they fired upon him, he appears to have j escaped unharmed. i At a later periol they fell in with the mal car on its way from Killarney to Cahircil ' veen. and inquired anxiously after tbe insurrec- I tion in Killarney, expressing great disappoint- j meat when they informed that no risio: bad taken place. Still, however, Ihey advanced until they approached within a few miles of Killatney, when appear to have discovered ' that the town was protected from attack, and j that their desien mutt be abandoned. Accord- 1 ingly they took to tbe mountains in the neigh borhood, and in this country, enJoel and pur sued by the military, they have since been en deavoring ts eoneeal themselves. It is supposed that the remnant of the pirty still holding together are Irish Americans, the protmb'e leaders of tbe rmvemrnt, aa-I it this surmise ii sorieot the evplurv t tbe fugitives would be of some importance. I he M-ef that thev are makms: for tbe coast is in RQ-ordttice with this- impression, and it i", perhaps, nnt improbable that the landing of a tew desperate men in tbe neighbor hoc I of Valentia formed the soramsaeeenent of the proceedings. otherwise there is nothing which cuul l have reeo-n men-led s place like Cabircitrcn fur cpen-fr- cene of the plot; nor, indeed, could Killar n y have contributed more than a few recruits, a certain amount of plunder, aid a halting pWe oo Ike road to Cork, even if the rising bad been so far successful. It is said that the insurgents, when encountered on the road, were under the command of a certain J. J. O'Con nor, forroerlv an officer in the American array; and even the ubiquitous Stephens is believed t-y some to have been present in person with the Fenian feree. How far those suppositions are correct remains to be proved, bnt the fact that a tew weU-armed men are holding together after tbe rest of the band have dispersed ren ders them net improbable. I'eri-eual and Political. Dr Joseph Pctkitx, of L'a.tleton, is re ouTcring. It was feated at one time that bo wuu Id not get well. Mr. Poland, at the drawing oi wats in the House, twing one of tbe lost ones, bad to take a place on tbe Democratic side of the House. Mr. Kelly of New York took Mr. MorrillV desk It-bind Thad. Stevens, and Bo tier tbe next. Si nunc, tbo piruf, has left tbc chair o Loihsli Literature in tbe laiuisiana Univer sity, and become tbc editor of tbe Mempbi Bulletin. Madame Kuphrvryne Parcjia and Mr. Carl I'.Lt-a wcte united in matrimony by the Iter. Dr. I'yugon Tuesday last. l.isturi talks of making this country her future Lome. Itubvrt Tooml has arrived home at Wash ington, Ga. Lord Shaftsbury has apprenticed one of ln sons to a celebrated London engineer. Tbc Empress Eugenic baa received from the " National S-Micty for the encourage ment of Virtue " the gold medal awarded ber for her visit to Amiens during the pre valence of the eholcra epidemic. It was noticeable1, on MomUy, thatMcssn1. Stewart. ef tbc Sixth, and Robinson, of tbc Thii 1 New York Districts, voted for Colfax for s-penkcr. Roth bavc been llrpublieans, but were ekx-ted by Pcmociatic votes. fcnator Fcetcndcn retires from tbe Fin ance Committee, Mr. Sherman succeed, lum, sr.i- .Mr. Morrill takes Mr. Sherman's place. Mi Sdniunds takes the place left vacant by Mr Poland's departure in tbe Judiciary Committee. (Jov. Sw ami 1ms rent in to tbe Maryland legislature bis dccluiatiop oi the U S. Sen atorsbip. He as t. c honor was conferred on bitii without solicitation or agency on his part. Senator Edmunds has returned home, and other Senators will leave this weel:, but a inijirit wil remain to act oo nominations. Collector Smytbc of New York denies in tola all the statements sworn to before the Congressional committee, und claims for his administration immsciilate purity, and a groat saving of public money in expenses. Mrs. Jifjcrjon l)a?ia, accompanied by a .c.-.unt, has gone from Fortress Monroe to Charleston, South Carolina. Dr. David Livingstone, the celebrated African e xj luur, has been killed by the Caffrcs. Mr. Inland is on tbe Houio Committee of Elections in piece of Stokrs of Tcnn. Uo has also been appointed Regent ot the Smith eonun Institute, in place of Patterson Tbc Ktv. Joshua Soule, formerly Bishop of tbc Mctbcdist Episcopal Church, but for tbc last twenty jtars of tbc Methodist Epis copal Church South, has just died at Nash ville, 'ienn., at the age of S4 years. tfrorge T. Williams the clergyman who was charm d in New York witb picking pockets, has arrived at Annapolis, Md , in a conoiiion oi ucipicss insanity. A despatjb, Irua To.onto yesterday says : ,t a understood that orders nave been re ceived from-headquarters to put two thou sand volunteers in readiness fur immediate sti vice on Iho froatier. It is supposed that tbe authorities have received information of an intended Fenian movement. I'oitictli CongressFirst Session Waiii5ctox, March 4th, 1SG7 SENATE. ! The Senate of the Fortieth Congress was call- I ed to order at neon, and the new senators, six- teen in number, including two from the new State of Nebraska, were qualified. The name of Thomas Swann, of Maryland, was called, but ' be was not present to respond. The President . and House were informed that the Senate was reaiy to proceed to business, and the Senate adjourned. HOUSE. At noon, Mr. Mcl'herson, the Clerk, called the House to crdcr and proceeded to call the roll of members of the fortieth Congress. Mr. Brooks, cn a motion to proceed with the election of a Speaker, rose and read a protest against the organization of the House while seventeen States entitled to an aggregate of eighty repre sentatives were unrepresented, and made a long speech in advocacy of its provisiors. The Clerk refused to entertain it until the House was or ganized. Schujler Colfax was elected Speaker by 127 votes over Samuel S. Manhall.of Illinois, who received GO. He was escorted to the chair, the near members were qualified and the Presi dent and Senate were informed that the House was ready to proceed to business. Edward Mc l'herson was declared Clerk of the House and took the required oath. The Army Appropria tion bill was signed by the President during the closing hours of the last sessicn. with a protest against two of its provisions. The protest was rraj and tbe He-use adjourned. Tuesday, March o'.b. SENATE. Mr Sumner gave notice of a bill to guaranty a republican form of government in the lately rebellious States; also a bill to rrcscribe the furm of oath to sustain the republican form of government. Mr Sumcer presented a resolution of thanks to Geo. Pea body for his munificent gifts for educational rurposee, and directing the Presi dent to cause a gold medal to be struck fur presentation to him; it was laid on the table. Mr. Sherman Introduced a bill to extend the iine tor the taking effect of the tariff act on wool and woollens to ten days from its passage. This bill passed both Ileuses yesterday, but not ra time to receive the signature of the President. Mr Trumbull, from the Committee to wait on the President, reported that the President had no communication to make at this tins. The Senate at 12.30 P. M. aljourned. HOUSE. The usual resolution as lo drawing seats was adopted, but on motion of Mr Dawes as an act cr courtesy toward members having the longest continuous service seats were re served for them, the drawing was temporarily postponed, and the Committee to wait on the President reported that he ba l no communica tion to make to Congress at this time. Mr Dawes then ottered a resolution declaring U. N. Ordwsy duly elected Sergeant-at-Armj, Chas. E. Lippincott, Doorkeeper, and Wm. S. King, Postmaster for the present Congress. The rules were suspended, and the readution adopted. The Speaker administered the oath cf office to the officers else ed. The claims cf the two gentlemen claiming a seat from Colorado, were referred to the Com mittee on Elections, and the names of the dele-' gates from the other territories were placed on the rolL The members proceeded to draw for tea's. The drawing occupied about an hour. On motion of Mr Baldwin, the House pro ceeded to re-elect Rev. It. Boynton, Chaplain of the last House. Mr Ashley, of Ohio, f resented the credentials of Mr Tappan, of Nebraska, who was sworn in. Mr Woodbridge introduced a joint resolution for the appointment of a joint commitiee of three Senators and three Representatives to re vise and equalize the pay of the employes of both Houses. Adopted. The Chair stated that if the House were in I sessicn next Thursday he would announce tbe Committees on Rulef, Mileage and Elections Committees that were necessary whether the House were in lesaion three days or three weeks. He would not, however, for obvious reasons ap point any other Committees at present, unless the House should otherwise order. He would also, if the House gave its consent, appoint on the Committee on Rules Mr Washburne, of Illi nois, although he was not duly qualified as a member of tbe House on axount of his absence in Europe, but had to-day been recognized as a member in having his ssat reserved for him. SENATE. . Washington, March G. Mr. Anthony introduced a concurrent resolu tion to revive and continue the joint com. on retrenchment ; agreed to. Mr Anthony introduced a resolution to add ts the standing committees of the Senate, a com on apprtpriuions, to consist of 7 members ; agreed to. Mr Doolittle rose and made a personal explan ation in reply to the report of Mr Hulburd of the House com on tbe New York Custom House. At the close of his remarks Mr Patterson Tce for a similar pupese, and also denounced the charges and insinuations in Mr Hulburd's re port as false in its charges, false in its inten tions and false in its inuendoes. Mr Harland introduced a bill to admit Color ado, and gave notice of a bill to construct a military and freight railroad from the Missis sippi to the Atlantic coast. Mr Sumner, according to motUa, introduced a bill to provile for a republican form of gov ernment for tho late rebellious states. In doing so he said he did not forget that Congress had already passed what is known as the military bill, which has in it certain elements of recon struction, but at the time of th: passage of the bill be did not disguise bis cense of its incom pleteness. It is not enough. It is not what the loyal people cf the South have a right to expect from Congress. It contemplates recon struction, but dees not supply the proper machi nery. Something more is needed in order to give the loyal people of thoe states the protec tion which they have a right to expect. The bill is very Iengtby an 1 provides tor tbe e-establishment of civil government on a basis of loyal voters. Ordered to bo printed and tabled till the committees arc formed. Mr. WiUon introduced "a joint resolution de claring tbe municipal offices of Alexandria, Va. to be vacated," becaused tne persons Holding the municipal offices of Alexandria have refused to obey and execute the laws of the United States. Without action on it the Senate ad- iourned, HOUSE. Mr. Thomas presented the petition of J. J. Stewart, contesting the seat of Mr. Phelps of Maryland; referred to committee cn elections. A resolution was introduced by Mr. Hubbard directing the Secretary of the Treasury to fur nish statements snowing wbat nasur or collec tors or customs, naval ouoers. surveyors, in spectors of customs, revenue, and other officers, have been removed since the 3d of March, 1SCC, the amount of increased compensation paid to their successors. &c Adopted. Wasdisgtos, March 7. SENATE. Bills and rcsoln&ns were introduced to pre vent the sale of spirituous liquors in the capitol fcuilJisg; providing that no State shall prohibit any of its citizens from voting, or holding office oa account of color; to regulate the selection of grand and petit jurors in Utah; supplementary to an act to provide for the efficient government of rebel States, and to facilitate the restoration. All were tabled or referred. The last directs the commanding officer in each district to cause a registration of voters tc be made betore Sept. 1st, and giving the form of oath lo be taken before registering. Mr. Sumner Introduced tcsolutions which go over till next day, requir ing that the existing governmens must be va cated and have no part in the reconstruction. That provisional governments must superseda present illegal governments. That none but loyal persons shall take part in the formation of the new Stats governments. That public schools must be established, open to all, and that a homestead must be secured to the freed xnan. The bill concerning tbe act construing the wool tariff bill to take effect 10 days after its paesage, was indefinitely postponed. A resolution ottered by Mr. Morrill was agreed to, that the printing com. Inquire what further legislation is necessary to perfect the arrangements (or the publication of the debates and proceedings of Coneress. and whether it be advisabls lo make the Globe reporters respon sible to the Senate. HOUSE. Mr Stevens introduced a bill appropriating $20,000 for the expenses of the commission to the Indian, country ; passed. Mr Pomeroy as a question of privilege offered a concurrent resolution that when the House adjourn on Monday next it be to tbs 8th af May. The resolution was adopted without a division. Tbe Senate concurrent resolution to revive the joint com on retrenchment was adopted. A resolution instructing the iadiciary com when appointed to report bill declaring who shall call conventions for the reorganization of the rebel states, and providing for a registration of voters, and that in all elections, until the constitution of such states shall have been ap proved by Congress, the voting shall be by bal lot, was adopted. The Speaker said he would regard tbe resolu tion as instructions to appoint a judiciary com immediately. Mr Ashley effcred the resolution agreed cn in caucus, that the Judiciary Committee again take up the Impeachment investigation, and spoke in support of the resolution, denouncing tbe 1 resident in sucn terms mat tne speaxer called him to otder. No action was taken on the resolution ; but a motion to lay it on the table was rejected by 110 to 32. Gen. liutler made bts nrst speech, in tavor or the resolution, as follows : " Mr Speaker, I as. some that the action of tbc :."'ih Congress and the repoit cf the com that there is reason to seek for the investigation cf the gtave charge made against the President ot the U. by tbe gentleman from Ohio, forecloses the ques tion and that this Congress would be false to their country, and false to the principles of the American government if it shrank from the in vestigation." Wajuisgto.x, Mar. 8. SENATE The resolution of thanks to Mr Peabody for his rift of two million dollars for education in the South, and ordering a gold medal to be presented to him, was passed. A bill was in troduced for construction era snip canal around Niazara Falls. Discussion was held on the re solution to ptevent sale of liquor in the Capitol. alter which tbe Senate went into executive ses sion. HOUSE. Mr Wood of N. Y. tffered the following reso lution : htsolred. That this House extends its sym pathy to the people of Ireland in their pending struggle for constitutional liberty. If the des potic covernments of i-urope shall be auoweu to establish monarchical institutions in America, so should the U. S. foster and promote the exten sion of republican institutions in Europe. Under suspension of the rules, it was reftrred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. Mr Stevens moved ta suspend the rules so that he might introduce a joint resolution re appointing the com of 15 on reconstruction. Hejected by bO to 00. After the transaction of some other unimpor tant business the House at 2.30 adjourned till Monday. In Cincinnati, last week, a horse took fright, ran, and at the basement of the Metropolitan Hotel, plunged through a win dow among the servant girls, flat-irons and cle-en clothes ! leaving bis driver sitting in tbe wagon at tbc curbetocc, looking amazed at the antics of Bucephalus in the laundry. Tee broad Lake is orcn water again, after enly eighteen days imprisonment in its icy fetters. Parties have crossed on skates be tween Willsboroand Burlington this winter; I -it the open stteals further north have ptt-v nted any crossing to Port Kent. Of course there bare been no roads bushed or horses ventured on the brosd lake this winter. Lu-bt Ilotsis. S..W. Clark it C)., of Willsborougb, contractors for building light bouses on the Lake, for which provisions Ltd t een made, bavc completed tbe nine in tbe narrows, and the work has been accept ed. Tbe two intended for the Pittsburgh Breakwater tbey will commence next week, and finish by tbe opening of navagation. MoNtrsLiER. Tho grand list of Montpc lier i $13,250,S3 The tax voted this year was 00 cents ; and a highway tax of 20 cents. Tbc liquor Agent reports sales for 9' months of $1 135 to citizens, $1.S52 to pcole of other towns and $325 to town agents ; the net profit of the agency were SldO. IvroHTAKT to Taxi'atzbs. A circular from tbc CommissioiiCT if Internal Revenue says that by tho net just passed, the assess ment heretofore made in May must be made in March. All inosnxi under $1000 arc exempt from tax. ProfilK on sales of real estate aineo Dee. 31, lis'63, arc taxable as income Patents. It appeara from the report of tie Commissioner of Intents for the year 1S0C that tbc number or applications was 15,26? ; pntents issued, including rt-issues and designs, .,-150. Tbe total receipts of tbe Patent office were $195,000, being a surplus over expenditures of $139,941. The surplus fund on band January 1, 1SC0 was $130,184, wbicn is now more iban doubled. I.iyt oR Seizure. A Irtrrcl of beer and two larrels of cider were seized Ms the pre raises or Mr. White at CWchcetcr Centre, Fri day, At the hearing. Mr. White pleaded guilty of selling contrary to law on five oc casion', and vias fii.cd $.'0 end cist. Tbe beer was spilled, anil the cider stored to await its turning to vinegar, wl.cn it will be restoifd to Mr. White. Riri-vNn. A proposition is under consid eration for the village to Ihiv Ibc gas-works and furnish tbc gas hereafter. At town meeting on Tuesday n tax of SO cents on the dollar was voted. The Audi tors bad recommended a tax of 135 cents, and 34 cents additiunsl if etTtmiix reads wcro made. The vote in town luectintr whs COO, and tbc full straight Kcpubliem ticket' was elected. The Fenian Risino. The intelligence which we publish to-day of tne Fcnirn move mcnts in Ireland would tctiu tu indicate a very general tiMrg ol that organization Seven or tight cuiluions with the govern ment l'otcen are reported, and other move ments showing that in ten or eleven coun ties tbe Fenians arc stirring. One despatch says "tbey teem to bavc risen suddenly in all parts of tbo island." Troops were hastily sent over from England on Friday, and that the Fenians can make any headway against the strong forets opposing them is hardly credible. Amission otColoeado. Tba bill intro duced in tbc Senate Ly Mr. Harlan, for tbe admission cf Colorado, is substantially the Edmunds amendment bill, so-called, with an additional clause continuing in force in terms tbe present Territorial Equal Suffrage law of Congress, and reserving the right to enforce it and tbe Civil Bights law in the State. Tbe change in tbe Senate and the House of Representatives since the tast Con gress leaves little doubt in tbe minds of tbe friends of Colorado tbat the State will be admitted at an early day Judge Russell at New York the other day sentenced a man to two years imprisonment and $10,000 fine for extorting money by pretending to be a polirtmin. I.NTEE.NAL KlTINC! CoLLICTOR. A. J. Crane, Esq.. took possession Monday of tba ofSccof Collector of Internal Revenue fot this District. A Protective Association was formed ta Stvanton, on the 5th inst., for the suppres sion of unlawful sales of intoxicating liquors in that place. All dealers were notified to stop the traffic at once, with the promisa that if they did so it would be satisfactory, otherwise the full penalties of the law would l-e applied to former as well as sub sequent offences Town nfiirers Klerted Marrli 5. IsjtiT. Kt'TU ECSUNGTOX. Moderator E. YV. Bronncll. Clerk and Treasurer J. K Smith. Se:ectmcn P. K. Smith, 11. II . Harring ton, S. K. Nham, Jr, Utters E Van Sirklrn, It S. Drew, K. M. A Barstow. Constaile and Collector II. Bean. Urerseer of Poor H. Bean. Auditors Geo. M. Slocum, II. Chittenden John Williams. Toirn Agent E. W. Brownell. Superintendent A. Kimball. 7'oirn Grand Juror A. Kimball. 7'oirn Tax 35 cents on tbo dollar. Prevention or Injuries nr Racbits. A corrcsjondent of the Country Gentleman says : Last fall I was relating my troubles to an old pear grower ot Kentucky, when he at once said he knew of a perfect remedy, which was to take the nnd from a piece of fat bacon, as large or larger than your hand ; leave considerable fat upon it say a quarter of an inch ; cut a hole through one side of the piece large enough to insert the thumb, and holes in the opposite side for the fingers ; rub the fat side of the ba con round the body of tbe tree from the ground up, a little higher than a rabbit can reach and the trees are safe so far as Mr. Rabbit is con cern ed. My kind friend said he had applied this rem edy to his orchard of six thousand trees and had never lest a tree. Ratt.noAD Meeting. There was a large meeting of citizens of Bennington and Rut land counties at Bennington last week Wed nesday, its object being the consideration of measures lor the speedy construction of tbe connecting link of road between the Harlem and Bennington Rutland roads. There was but one feeling manifest in the meeting, and that was that a railroad connection be tween Bennington and points West and South was an -actual necessity, and that in view of the action of tbc Troy and Boston Railroad Company, there appeared to be no other alternative than the construction of tbts road. Speeches were made by Messrs. Park, Miner, Stewart, Nicholson, Clark, Smith, and others. Mr. Park, who is the principal owner of tbc Bennington and Rutland rail road, said tbat be had within a few days been offered $500,000 cash for bis interest therein, by parties hostile to its welfare, but tbat be would sacrifice every dollar of tbe road before be would be instrumental in placing it in tho bands, and under tbe con trol, of such parties. When he sold ont tbe road to such management be would dispose of all his other property within tbe limits of the State, and move away. Several projects have been considered, but the most desirable and feasible is to connect with the Harlem road at Chatham Four Corners. It is estimated, upon careful com putation, that this road will cost about SI,- 400.000. Over $500,000 has already been subscribed at the other end of the road, and tbe subscriptions are daily increasing. Home Evanckuzation. Tbe White Street Ccngregational Church was crowded full Sun. evening, to hear tbc report of the Secre tary of tbe Union Committee. Mr. Hunger ford, on the late religious canvass of tho city. Tbe report was exceedingly interest ing and we understand it will be presently published. It showed the total population ol tbe city to be 7934, of whom 5S17 are attendants on the eight churches of tbe city ; adding 1000 for those too young or too old or disabled, and there remain 1117 who never attend any church. Those registered as Roman Catholics number 4270. There arc 1094 professed Christians, members of the six Protestant churches, and GC0 per sons calling themselves Protestants who never attend cbnrcb. The attendance at tbe Protestant churches on the morning of Sun day, March 3d, by actual count was 1224. Tbe above are but a lew oi the many facts and figures gathered by the canvass of the city. Tbe report was followed by addresses from Rev. Mr. Wilcox of tho Baptist church on tbc means of promoting tbe efficiency of tbe Sabbath schools ; by Rev. Mr. McAnn of tbc Methodist Church, on religiou3visit ing and neighborhood prayer meetings ; and by Pres. Angell of tho University on the work to be done by tbc Church for the young men in tbc city, ot whom five hun dred are not church members. Tbe exercises! of tbe evening, though lengthy, were listened to with unabated in terest to tbe last, and the effect of tbe meet ing cannot fall to show itself in tbe in creased activity of Christians ol all tbe de nominations represented. Pcntic Debt. Secretary McCulIocVs statement of the public debt on tbe 1st of March is regarded as very satisfactory. Compared witb tbc statement tor February 1, it shows that during tbe month of Febru ary the debt bearing coin interest has in creased SH.700,050. Tbe debt bearing currency interest has decreased $32,043,8(30. Matured debt not presented for payment has decreased $1,214,765 24, and debt bearing no interest decreased $6.037.27G 40, mak ing increase of total debt during tbe month $4,813,749 36. The amount ot coin in tbe Treasury during tbc same period has in creased $7,916,427 43, and tbe amount of currency increased $7,433,100 66, leaving a total amount of debt, less cash in the Treasury. March l.of $12,585,853 47 1S' than on-February 1. Tbe particulars of a gold swindling opera tion in May. 1865, by which a broker named John Ross fraudulently obtained $600,000 in gold from various bankers in New York, have finally come to light. Tbc money was obtained by gold certificates," apparently signed by the Continental Bank. Ross es caped with bis booty in & vessel named tbe "Dakota." which was kept in readiness for the purpose of carrying him away. He is now presumed 'to be in Brazil, where be is safe from tbc dutches ot United States offi cials, there being; no extradition treaty be tween tbe two countries. Several suits have grown out of the case, two of tbe firms suing tbe Continental Bank for tbe sums named on tbe gold certificates, and claiming that tbe signatures are genuine. A Chinese restaurant with Chinese wait ers and China ssrvtea Is 'to be opened In Paris.