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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.

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