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ANSWERS TO CORRESPONDENTS.
To the Public. We have received hundreds of letters containing money from our friends in different parts of the country. It is needless to say, that in all these cases, the cash came safely to hand. But we regret to say that we have also received several let ters of late, complaining that money had been sent to this office, yet no notice bad been taken of it, and the papers had not been forwarded. We are compelled, therefore, to request our friends to send, in all cases, either Postoffice orders or Bank Checks, and we wish it to be distinctly understood, that if they choose to put money into unregistered letters, it must be at their own risk, for we shall not be responsible. Clubs, All our friends who are getting up clubs will please commu nicate with this office immediately. As our paper is intended to be a Public Instructor,rather than a private (money) specula tion, we are prepared to deal with all who love our cause and couutry on the most liberal terms. --- To the Circles of the F, B, Having received communications from several Circles in re gard to the establishment of Reading-Rooms for their mem bers, we propose to assist such circles in this most necessary work, as far as lies in our power, believing, as we do, that an intelligent people cannot be enslaved, nor a people who are not intelligent become free. We are preparing a catalogue of books, suitable for Fenian Libraries, which we will publish in a few days ; and which books we will supply at wholesale prices. It is needless to say that we will place no book on our catalogue that is not thoroughly national in sentiment. In the meantime, we offer the following liberal inducements to circles desirous of opening Reauing-Rooins. Parties will bear in mind that these terms arc only for Circles, and not for individ uals. We will send three copies of The Irish Republic, and one copy each of two other national Irish journals printed in America to circles, for one year, for §15—the entire sum being the price of The Irish Republic alone. An Irish Nationalist, Baltimore, Maryland—No language such as that complained of was ever used in any editorial of The Irish Republic. It occurd in Swinburne’s Poem on “ It aly,” a review of which was copied into our paper from an English periodical. Unless certain parties wish to find fault with us, and to charge us with offences of which we are inno cent, we do not see how such mistakes could possibly occur. C. 0. F. 13., Cincinnati—The caricature of Irish affairs called Haverty’s History” (?) is beneath notice. Lies are good enough intellectual food for ignorant and superstitious slaves. And for such only the aforesaid “ history” is intended. These things are bought and sold, and England knows well how to purchase and pay for any amount of misrepresentation of such an event as the Fenian invasion of Canada. If the friends you name consider such small game worthy of pursuit, we have no objection. But for our part, we are of opinion that we can be more profitably employed than in breaking oyster shells with sledge hammers. W. H. G., Newton, Iowa—In accordance with your instruc tions we hereby announce that the Fenian Convention and State Fair for Iowa, which were to have been held in Dubuque, on 4th July, have been postponed until after President Roberts’ return fiom Europe. Due notice will be given hereafter. D. O’C , Washington, D. C.—Documents duly received. We express our thanks, with a request for continued favors. Maiio-sangan-eckso-ma-salliwallioo, of Red Wing, Minn.— Writes to us that he is the Indian gentleman who is known to the pale faces by the name of “ llole-in-the-day.” He asserts that he was not “ drowned about a year ago” at Niagara Falls. The whole story is a malignant invention of McGee in whose Flag it originally appeared. It was got up, he says, out of re venge because be exposed the doings of certain Canadian com missioners, of the McGee type, who had for years been in the habit of treating themselves to very liberal pickings out of the annual allowance made by the British Queen to the descend ants of those Indian tribes who did so much “ loyal” scalping on American revolutionists in the days of Washington. He adds that although he has taken to his “ home and heart” an Irish lady as his twelfth wife, he does not consider that to fur nish any good or satisfactory reason why his name—if anybody can pronounce it—should be dragged so unceremoniously into ribald songs, &c., Ac. Anon, Dixon, 111.—The lines which you address “To the Fen ians,” are no doubt well intended. The sentiments are true and good, but they are not expressed with sufficient power or originality to suit our columns. Turk and Christian.—There is an announcement in the Turkish refreBhment-room at the French exhibition to the ef fect that every purchaser of a dozen of Celesline wine will re ceive as a premium, one bottle of the water of the Jordan for baptismal purposes, and another of the darkness which Moses brought on the land of Egypt. THE IRISH REPUBLIC ‘Liberty—Her Friends Our Friends, Her Enemies Our Enemies,’ CHICAGO, ILL., JUNE 29, 1867. Jeff Davis and the British Flag. The oracle of the late slave holding Confederacy has spoken at last. And the utterance is another outrage against liberty and humanity. “ A fellow feeling makes us wondrous kind.” Those who are embarked in enterprises essentially similar very naturally entertain a strong feeling of sympathy for each other. The principle is universal. It is, therefore, needless to add that it applies alike to things good and evil. Unhappily it is of the latter that we are, at pre sent, compelled to speak. We do so with sincere reluctance. For it is an unpleasant task to expose the designs and doings of those whose sole mission on earth is to increase and perpetuate the enslave ment of the human race. But there is no help for it. Continued silence would be a sin. Mr. Jefferson Davis, late President of the Con federate States of the South, spoke as follows, on a very recent occasion, in reply to a serenade which had been given in his honor by certain Canadians of the “ loyal” British type. “ Gentlemen,” he said: “ I thank you sincerely for the honor you have this evening shown to me. It shows that true British manhood to which misfortune is always attractive. May peace and prosperity be forever the blessing of Canada, for she has been an asylum for many of my friends, as she is now an asylum to myself. I hope that Canada may forever remain a part of the British Empire, and may God bless you all, and the British flag never cease to wave over you.” Up to a late period this man was a prisoner in the hands of his conquerors. We knew that he was treated in a manner widely different from that which, during the late war, was dealt.out to those brave men who had the unspeakable misfortune of falling into his hands. W e had also too much rea son to believe that he was detained in custody by those who wished to shield him from punishment, and to find, in the course of events, a decent pre text, for setting him at liberty. Still he was in con finement and, therefore, hardly in a position to de fend himself. Such being the circumstances of the case, we deemed it an act of generosity, if not of justice, to preserve a merciful silence respecting the conduct of which, from first to last, he has been guilty. But now the situation is completely changed. The excessively merciful rules of these United States have, through certain or uncertain processes of legal chicanery, opened the prison doors to this leading enemy of the American Government, and re stored him to that liberty of which, in former times, he made such a notorious use. lie is once more plotting and “ stumping” on the other side of the Canadian frontier. All restraint—such as we have alluded to—is, therefore, at an end. And we shall proceed to let the world hear a little truth respect ing’this man, who is once more obtruding himself, in a manner so outrageously offensive, on its no tice. He was false to the Government of the American Republic. While one of its most highly placed and paid officials, he deliberately and persistently conspired—and that in violation of his solemn oath _to destroy it. This is the first count in the in dictment. We challenge him, and his abettors, to disprove it. He was false to the interests of humanity. There was but one great free Government on the face of this down-trodden earth, under whose protection | the robbed and ruined peoples,--whom monarchical despots had stripped of everything but mere life, —could find even a chance to rise once more to liberty and independence, and to something like true manhood. Against that very Government this man rebelled, and shed seas of innocent blood in ■ order to overthrow it. Since the chief of the rebel angels was hurled from the battlements of Heaven, was ever a greater crime committed ? This is the second count in the indictment. We dare the callous criminal, and his abettors, to deny it. # He has been false to liberty in his own land, and throughout the whole earth. To sustain, enlarge, and perpetuate a system of slavery—under which four millions of men and women, whom the Chris tian Church treats as rational and immortal beings, were bred, and bought and sold like so many sheep or hogs,—this man waged war over nearly a dozen provinces, for more than four years; and sacrificed the lives of upwards of seven hundred thousand men. This is the third count in the indictment. Let the serpent, and his slimy brood, try their teeth upon the file. During the terrible contest more prisoners were taken, on both sides, than would constitute several large armies. Of these helpless men not less than ten thousand were deliberately done to death, at Andersonville and elsewhere, by the authority, and with the cowardly connivance, of Mr. Jefferson Davis. This is the fourth count in this horrible in dictment; and there are thousands of living -wit nesses to prove it, all over the United States; to say nothing of the famine graves which, like the blood of Abel, cry to Heaven for vengeance. Not even in the “ Inferno” of the master-poet of Italy can a life—so frightfully prolific in wickedness —be found as that which, on this occasion, we have so imperfectly sketched. One would have imagined that a succession of crimes of such matchless enormity would have been deemed sufficient by any single individual, even if possessed of a satanic relish for that which is evil and accursed. But no. It seems that in the pro foundest abyss of the brimstone lake a lower hell can still be found, by fiendish discoverers. This arch-enemy of that great Republic which the tyrants, of England and Europe hate and fear— this champion of the brutal enslavement of millions of men, as immotal as himself—this scourge of humanity, with the blood of slaughtered thousands on his skirts—has now added ano ther transcendant crime against God and man to the long black list of his horrid and hateful life. He is now the champion of the blessed British empire—the martyred saint whose orisons arise to Heaven for the eternal perpetuation of its rule. “True British manhood” is, at present, the god in which he glories—that “ manhood” of which the Canadians displayed such an immense amount durino- the late war—the “ manhood” which robbed O banks and hen-roosts along the Canadian frontier —the “ manhood” which harbored sneaks and cow ards and murderers, who fought with carpet-bags full of vitriol bottles, and old clothes saturated with yellow fever—the “ manhood” which got on board British pirate ships, preyed on peaceful commerce, and then turned its manly heels to its armed ene mies. Not a doubt of it, Mr. Davis. This “true British manhood” is a very magnificent affair. The god and the worshipper are worthy of each other. His prayer for the Canadians, and for all other peoples—the Irish included, as a matter of course— is that “ the British flag, may never cease to wave” over them. So we have got on our knees at last. That’s a great improvement. When the devil betakes him self to that operation we may be pretty sure that the best of blessings will be invoked. And so it is on the pi’esent occasion. “ Long live His Highness, the Vizier,” said the owl to his wife, “for while he is in power there shall be no lack of ruined villages.” “ Long live the British empii’e,” says Jeff. Davis to his brother conspirators in Canada, “ for while it rules the world is sure to be filled with slavei’y and murder.” He knows what he is about. W hy should he not admire this monarchial England, and pray lor the eternal perpetuation of her reign t Is not she the pattern which he has copied so faithfully ? Is