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TIIUItSDAY, AFBIIi 10, 1803.
THE FItOaitESS OP TUB WAll.
The ancient city of Yorklown, Virginia, so
famous os the scene oi the closing triumph of
tho Revolutionary Wnr, nhout eighty years
ugo, is cgain hcsiegctl hy our troops in over
whelming numbers. McClclInn begins where
Washington ended. Gen. McDowell is ndvon
cing Irom Manassas, Gen. Batiks is moing in
force up the Valley 'of the Shenandoah, and
Gen. Fremont has cotnmenccd operations in
In the Department of the Mississippi there
arc signs of n coming tempest. Tho various
divisions of our army are rapidly concentrating
in Western Tenncssco tho advanced portion
under Gen. Grant being very near the South
ern border of the State, Gen. l'opc, by per
severance and excellent management ha been
enabled to Cross the Mississippi into Tennessee
from below New Madiid, thus putting himself
in the rear of the rebel entrenchments on the
main land opposite Island No. 10. The Caron
dolct ran the gauntlet of the Island and shore
batteries with safety and co-operated with the
boats that carried the troops across. Under
these circumstances the speedy reduction of
the enemy's works at the Island will soon suc
ceed. Our batteries have opened fire upon Fort
Pulaski, and the reduction of that impoitantj
fort is only a question of time.
Commodore Itouan has captured Washing-1
ton, N. C. The dear old flag of the Unon was '
hailid with delight by man) of the citizens who j
hurraed fieely as soon as they were "out of the
P. S. We learn this (Wednesday) morning
that our gallant troops in Tennessee have won
to gloiious victories over the rebels. Island
No. 10 in the Mississippi, ofler a seige of mure
than thiee weeks, has sunendcicd and the
whole libel trmament, including the rebel flo
tilla at. d lam, has fell into our hands. Can.
Giant and Duell hae also dtfeatcei Beauregard
at Pittsbuig Landing, 'ihe libels left their
camp at Corinth and made the attack on Mem-
day, and the battle, which lasted all day, was
one of thi' most bloody of the nor, The Generals
arc puisuing the em my and hc net time to
The rebels hac collected 30,000 to 40,000
troops for Ihe put pose ol iccoieiirgNcwbc:n
and an attack was expected on Tuesday. Gen,
Burnside is making pi ipai aliens to give them
a waim reception, and is awaiting them in con
ALL HAIL! CONNECTICUT.
The election in Connecticut for State officers
and a new I.igislaluie took plate on Monday
of il.iswiek. '1 here were but two tickets in the
fit-Id j one nominated by Republi :ans and some
Union Dcmotiats who were willing to co-operate
with the natioral administration in putting
down this pestiferous rebellion, and the other
composed ol men tailing themselves LHino
crats, but who claimed that the ribels were
justified in their treason, and who evidently
were inclined to extend to them sympathy and
aid to any extent consistent with their own per
sonal safely. It is true that this latter class
did net openly put their pestilent sentiments in
issue beloie thi- people j that would have been
too baiclaccd for any hopes of succiss. But
they sought to discredit the Nationul Adminis
tration, and to encourage Ihe armed enemies of
The election has resulted in a most trium
phant and gratifying victoiy for the friends of
Union and the opponents of rebels and traitors. (
Governor Buckingham is re-elected by n hugely
inci eased majoiity over last year, and the lie
publicans hao a large majority in the Legisla
ture, only one Senator out of the twenty-one
biing a Demociat. The wnole Union Repub
lican ticket is elected by fiom COdO lo C000
majoiity. As a sample of the lesult we give
the following details :
Hartfoid county complete gives Buckingham '
705P, Loomis G5fi8 aiepnblican gain over last
jear of HCO. The vote of llarllord i, Buck
ingham 'JLUO, Lcomis 2110: one democratic
one! one Ur.irn lepicsmtatiware elected. List
year the demuuals caniid I hut foul by 383
At New Haven, Cornelius S. Bushnell. of
thr Monitor celelnity, and -Dm id J. I'eck, both
Union mm, one republican and the oilier n
fit mount, nic ilcctul lepreniilntives over Til
ton E. Duolitlle and James Gallagher, old line
A United States Senator for six years from
the 4th of Match next, to fill the seat now oc
cnpinl l.y James Dixon, is to be chosen by this
LigUhituie. It is highly probable that Mr.
Dixon will be his own successor, as bis sound
and conseivntive course has made him justly
popular not only in his own Slate but thiough
out the country. He is too able, moderate and
use'ul man to be spaicd frcm our National
The people of Connecticut have done their
whole duly in this election, ami have admin
islcied a severe, but well merited rebuke to the
Burr-Entiin-Disunion-Denioeiacy whoso senti
ments are n disgrace to any loyal community.
'I lie rebel steamer Merrimac, (or Virginia as
she has been named by the Confederates,) has
been a fruitful theme for thought, anxiety-
end speculation since tho roid she made in
Hampton Hoods a few weeks since. The op
portune appearance of the Monitor at that time
not only prevented her from going upon a gen
eral lompagc, but sent her back into port more
or less disabled. There can be no reasonable
doubt that she suffered considerably in the con
test, and that she has since been undeigoing
repairs and receiving additions to her arma
ment. The Charleston Meicury furnishes the
following information of tho condition of the
vessel and the plan of the incicase of her
means for destruction.
''The Virginia is now in the dry-dock for re
pairs. Her iron plates oie said tu have with
stood, with tho most complete success, the ef
fects of the terrific cannonading of the enemy,
some of the sections only being riven. Her
smokestack nnd ventilators were riddled by
the enemy's balls, so as to givelhcm the op
nenrnnce, as our iufoiinaut describes them, of
huge nutmeg graters. We are glad to learn
from the Norfolk Dan tool-that the large gun.
recent) cost fn Richmond for the Virginia, has
Jieen placed in its portion on Hoard ot that
vtsse!. It throws a solid shot weighing ."GO
"The sliot Is of wrought iron, long, ond has
a steel point. The point is not conical, as in
the common rifle cannon-ball, but shupul like
thai of the ordinary instrument for punching
iron, llecent experiments show this lo he n
.very ugly weapon, even oguinst thick iron
plates, The gun for thii new projectile, with
he two Armstrong guns, put aboard Ihe I'tV
niiila since she rcturnid from Newnoit's News,
gives her one of the most formidable batteries
In the world, in nddition to her being perfectly
shot and shell proof."
On our side extensive nnd, it is believed by
those who ought to judge wisely, sufficient pre
parations have been made to pioperly receive
this rebel craft whenever she again conies out
from under the protecting guns ol Norfolk.
The Monitor bus been sticngtherul and her
pilot-house made invulnerable. '1 he Kaugaluck,
n vessel built on the principle of Stevens float
ing battery, is ready to co-opcrato with the
Monitor. The ocean steamers Vandcrbill and
Arago have been nimcd with strong iion prows
aud protected by cotton bales picparatory to
trying the experiment of running down the
Merrimac. To show that this may bo done suc
cessfully the Boston Commercial Bulletin says:
"If the Minnesota, or any other vessel of tho
same size, should run bows on with a speed of
twelve knots an hour, striking the Merrimac in
her broadside, she would sink her. As, (or in
stance, in 1839, the ship Columbian, COO tons,
lying at Damon's wharf, Chailestown, parted
her bow hawser, and swinging round with tho
tide run bows on against Chailestown biidgo
niid cut it through. In 1811, tho ship Eli
Whitney, of 400 tons, coining nn the haibor
with her three topails set, run three-quarters
of her .length into the end of Long wharf. In
1850, a ship going up to the docks in Liverpool,
hecamo unmanageable ami run into the 6tone
pier head, moving the stones some twelve or
thirteen feel, nnd doing but comparatively little,
damage; to the ship. We believe there is tact
and skill enough in our navy to dispose of the
Meriimac if she ventures out of Norfolk."
St.AVi:nv ix Tim District or. Columbia.
Senator Wilson's hill to abolish Slaveiy in tho
District of Columbia wilh Ivvtiimpoitant amend
ments pasted the Senate on Thursday, by the
decisive vote of 20 yeas to 14 nays. All the
yeas were Republicans nrd all the nays were
anli-llepulilicans a vote characteristic of mod
cm Democracy. An amendment otTcicel by
Judge Collamer nnd adopted by the Senate,
provides that certificates of fiecdom shall bo
given to the liberated slaves and an amend
ment rlTcied by Mr. Claik of New Hampshiie,
and also adopted, provides that no one who
hn aided the lebellion shall iceeivc any of the
compensation piovidcel by tins bill. In taking
the testimony before the Commissioners created
by the bill no witness shall be excluded by
reason of color. An amendment was also
adopted oppropiialing $100,000 to aid the vol
untary emigration of the manumitted slaves to
Hayti, Libuiuor elsewhere. Thank God there
is a good prospect of an end to Slavery in the
"Passed. The Joint Resolution offering the
co-opeiation of the general government with
States wishing to initiate a system of emanci
pation to the Slaves within their respective
limits recommended by the Picsident in a
late special Message has passed the Senate in
concurrence by a vote of 32 yeas to 10 nays.
The Republican Senatois, of course, all voted
for this jus and humane measure, together with
Willey of Virginia, Davis of Kentucky ond
Ilendeison of Missouri; but, as was to be ex
pected, the Demociotic Senators from the
Northern Stales either voted against it or ab
sented themselves. 'I bus is initiated the most
humane and piocticolly beneficent measure that
has been adopted by our government during
the present century.
RiioDr. Island Election. The State elec
tion in Rhode Island for Goveinor and me m
beis of lhel.cgisljtuie occuricd on Widnesduy.
Gov. Spraguo was veiy justly ro-cUctcd li
neally a unanimous vote, less than n bundled
ballots being east against him in a poll of 11,
OCO votes. 'Ihe other iiicumb-nts of Stale
offices weie re-elected without opposition. The
General Assinibly is divided veiy nearly as it
was last year, theDemcciatsnnd Constitutional
Union piuty Laving n nominal majoiity. A
United fctatcs Senator to succeed James F.
Simmoi.s on tho 4th of Maich next is lo bo
chosen by the Lcgislaluio just elected.
A Good Ai'I-ointment. Bayard Taylor has
been appointed and has accepted the post of
Secretary of Legation to Russia. He has had
a large expciicr.ee wilh different nations having
probably tiavelled farther and visited moie na
tions than any other living person. We un
derstand that be is toleiably well veised in
Muscovit lean.il ge and language. He is emi
nently cosmopolitan in his thoughts, feelings
It Can't nr. Done. 'Ihe recent attempts of
Vallandigham and other semi-traitoious Dem
ocrats to ii'-organizc the democratic party ate
indeed veiy ludieious. As was well obseived
by a w i iter who knows the breed thoiough'.y,
"all attempts to le-oignnize the democratic
paits as it existed fur twelve yeais previous to
its final oveithrcw- in 1800, would end inns
futile a labor os would an attempt to re
construct the 'Deacon's Oue-Hoise Shay.'"
The ihii g hr.s gone In pines j it has cnliiely
disappeaied. Nothing but its evil deeds le
inain to remind us of itR foimer existence.
Tin: Vi'.hmont Tuoors. The Vermont Biig
adc is now in ft out of Yorklown foiminga
pnilion of the investing army under Gen. Mc
Clellan. The Vermont C'avahy Regiment has
moved, we infer, into Virginia, in Gen. Banks
Division, as the dispatch announcing the suiiide
of Col. Holliday was dated ol Edinburgh, on
Fiiday last, and a subsequent dispatch says his
remains passed thiough Winchester Saturday
cvenirg, in route fiom Stroshurg'.i. This hit
ter town is in Shenandoah County between the
Blue Rielge and the Alleghany Mountains, and
is about GO miles from the Potomac Ferry near
1'oolsville. Yorklown in on th) York River
20 to 23 miles above Newpoit News Point.
Goveiinok Johnson- evidently (bids it an up
hill woik to re-establish the federal authority
in Tennessee. The influe:.cc of tho rebel lend
ers nnd rebel presses in that Slate have very
thoroughly poisoned public sentiment until its
withering virus has permeated every channel of
of public, business ar.el social life. The delu
sive dogmas of secession have oblaii ed. n hold
that nothing hut Union vicloiies and tho strong
ai m of military authority can loose. Although
theie are many high-minded and patriotic men
who have come boldly forwent to aid in the
restoration of just authority it will require lime,
patience and the exeicise of a sound discretion
to undo the woik so thoroughly dono by a
traitorous government and a treasonable press.
IllON Clad VEbsr.l.n. Government has con.
Iracted wilh Cnpt. Kricssnn for six new vessels
to he built oil tliu plan of the Monitor but
they arc to be of superior 6ize ond strength,
mid will possess ample room for the woiklug
of the guns and for accommodations of the
officers and men. They w ill hav e gi cater speed
nnd will lie superior vessels in all respects. It
will bo remembered that tho icvolving luriet
of tho present vessel it only fight inches thick,
and although It is deemed impregnable to any
projectile now in use in any of the navies In
the world, yet lo guard fully against most or
all of the contingencies of the future, the turrets
of the new vessels are lo hove a thickness of
Suicide. Col. Jonas P. Holliday, of tho
1st Vermont Cavalry Regiment, committed
suicide on Friday morning of last w eek, during
a temporary fit of despondency. Ho vvas n
native of New York, and n graduate of West
Point in 1850. At the time ho was detailed to
the command of the 1st Veimont Cavalry ho
was a Captain in the 2nd U. S. Cavalry, to
which place he was promoted May 0, 1801.
Western PAri:ns. We are in tho receipt
of files of recent Western papers from an nt
tenlive correspondent. Among ihcse is a late
copy of the Louisville Journal. All the ener
gies and nil the wil of Prentice is brought to
bear on tl.o rebels, and his oidnanco is as po
tent nnd effective as that with which ComFoole
is bcmbardinir Island No. 10 It is erntifvintr
to know- that secessionist!! is dead and bun led
A CHEAP BID The Confedciatc government
has abolished tarifTs upon imports nnd declared
fiec trade with "all Ihe rest of mankind," ex
cepting of couise tie United Stales. This
sounds liberal in theory nnd is evidently a bid
for foieign sympathy. In practice, however, it
does not amount to much, for the United States
have imposed upon the Hebel Confederacy a
tariff so stringently enforced by our nrmic3 of
occupation nnd our blockading squadrons, ns
to amount well nigh to entlic prohibition.
Fitz-James O'BniEN, a Lieutenant serving
on Con. Lander's staff, elite of lock-jaw on the
Cth inst., in consequence of n wound leceived
duiing the biillianl charge made by his supe
rior, and which cost the brave General his life.
Lieut. O'Brien was a magazine vv liter of no
ordinary abilily, ns those who have rend his
fiequent contiibutioi s to the Atlantic Monthly
can well attest. His age was not but n little
over thirty years. This war has extinguished
two biilhant luminniics in the woild of lettcis
Winlhrop and O'Brien.
It is A great satisfaction in vMting n large
city to find a hotel conveniently situated and
having aceitain homelike air about it, ond
therefore vrcheaitilycoinmcnd Powers' Hotel
New-Yoik City. lis propiietar, Mr. II. L.
Powr.ni, has recently, made large nddilions to
It, refitted, in fact moderniml it, until now it
has oil the substantial conveniences of first
class houses without their exoibitont charges.
Its tables arc laden with the substantial nnd
luxuiies of the season ill abundance: its cham
bers are roomy, with good beds ond sufficient
toilet appurtenances, while fiom its windows a
better view of Bioadway can be obtained than
from almost any Hotel situated upon it. " The
ladies' pallors arc spacious, and beautifully
furnished, so that even a rainy day in Ncw
Yoik can be pleasantly spent in viewing the
panorama of a gieat city, as it moves on wilh
sights, scenes and incidents ever changing, and
hardly equalled upon, any stage;. Wilh its ad
vantages of situation this Hotel has long been
n popular stopping place for merchants visiting
New -Yoik, but now, under its present manage
ment and with itsieeent impiovemeuts, we
anticipate a "pel feet lush." Among the regu
lar be.aideis at Ibis hotel is Commotion- Nutt,
Bninum's new man in miniature, who is said
to be n bind ntt to iraik, and whose jokes keep
the tc.l le in a mar.
It is n matter of some interest to our leaders
to know that they can f.r.d in New-Yoik City a
hole! situated diiectly opposite the Astor House,
offering lo its guists Ihe conveniences and ac
conimntlolions ol a fiist-class house for the
unusually moderate chaige ol one dollar anil
fifty cent i er day. and we recommend them to
try Povvnib' Ho-iel. 'ihey will find that its
ptopiietor i:osseses the nece mpllshment eif
knowing how to kicp n lit tel.
Ani70NA. Hie i s 1-t 1 govenmcnt bos op
pointed n full sit of office-is for the Ten itniy of
Alizono. Both the goven.mentt pnicnl and
child will soon be as peiipatctic ns Arlemas
"Come to Judgment." Not many wc-ks
ago the libels expelled the venerable Judge
Cation of the United States Supreme Com I,
fiom Nashville, for prisislirg so fiimly in his
loyally to the National Government. He is
now- nhoul lo return to that city totiy for Ire-asm
the very ii.d viduals who maltiealed him.
This is no moie than ictiibuiive justice.
Lasei.i. Female. Slminahv. The next teim
of this excellent Institution begins May 1. See
"Reward or Mep.it." Subserviency to the
South bus become chronic with the Democracy.
It was exeninlified two rears aito in hohlinir
I heir National Convention in the bot-bed of
Tii-uson. It was exemplified the oilier day in
appointing Vallandiuiiam, the associate and
confeie of traitors, President of their Congres
sional Caucus. VallaNDIOham was hissed nfT
the field by tho Ohio troops last summer for
Ills alliljnlion with Rebels ; but VALLANDIOHAM
Ih annninteel n high Pi lest of ihe Dimoernlic
Chin eh lecaute, n bundling him, they held out
an olive branch tu their "natural allies" in
Dixie. 'Albany Ere Journal.
Mr. Ciiaiii.es A. Dana has retired from
tho editorial slafTof the Tribune, vocoliiiL' n
post which he hn filled wilh signal ability for '
l!tr. ..r ....f..f.... I..... '
imuiy u'ois. 4mi?i I'licu tu i)iiuiuil litewt'en.
himsill and th t owneis of the paper as toils;
policy is understood to have been the cause of i
Ills withdrawal. Mr. Dana is n gentleman ol
distinguished scholarship, great eneigy of char-1
oeter, and possessed of rare editorial and ad. '
niinistiative ability. His utiremenl can but ,
be regal ded as a serious loss to the profession ,
in which bo has so long held an eminent place.
We would simply say in these, Ihe darkest
hours of Southern fortunes, if the men of the ,
South should fail here, we would place her fl.ig I
and her cause In the bands of her women, and
feel suie that they would never yield in hauling
for their dear native hind until they yielded lit 1
i...ir ip .i n ..... . i !
iibiii. it tiit-v i-cjum iiiHuve-iige our uuariei
with their penile bands, they would leach their
children anil llieir childicn's chlldieii In suck in
rebellion with their mother's milk nnd avenge
their mother's caii6e. lthhnoml l)iialch.
But, If we kill off and capture and shut up
nil your men, of course your women will soon
cease having children to suck In lebellion fiom
their while bosoms, unless they m irry feder
als, and if they do that and then don't give
lojnl milk, the patriotic husbands will insist on
raising the babies with sugar-teats. So the
woman dodge won't do, Mr. Dispatch. Louis
Willi mortar, palxli.ni and polanl,
We tender ol I abo our JlenuregarJ.
'Ilicso lines were got up b'v newspaper vvngs
on the ncruslon of I lie sui render of Foil Sum
ler. A Kentucky paper gives u telort which is.
good, Iho we Imvu wailed long for It!
Willi UcLcU nil routed niiJ flying In IVar,
e lender JelV. lluvlt 0Ur r'eot tu lili renr.
The amount ol real and personal estate in
Vermont, according to the census o( 1850, was
.402,505,0101 nccoiding to tho census of 18G0,
tho amount was f? 122,477, 170 an Increase In
ten years of $10,272,121, or more than 32 per
cent. The amount of personal property the
superintendent of census making n distinction
between personal estate and peisonal property
in 1800, was $10,118,020 1 making the total.
valuation of real and personnl propel ty in this
Stale, Tor 18G0, $141,505,810.
The Rutland County Uank, which was in
corpornted at the last session of the General
Assembly, was organized on Wednesday of last
week by Ihe election of the following Board of
Director, viz: Win. Y. Ripley of Rutland,
John Miller of Wnllingford, James Huiilonn of
Shrewsbury, Dan B. Bogie of Pittsford, nnd
Horace G. Clark of Rull.nd, by 770 votes to
003 for a ticket made up of those who were
instrumental in getting thtliank charter. The
original fiiend of tho Measure appear to bo
lo It out in the cold.
William Sl.itle of ClcvcJand, Ohio, n son of
the late Kx-Gov. Sladc of Uiddicbury, has been
appointed consul to Nice.
I-'ngenc Tower of Waltngfbrd, a brakeman
on the Western Vermont Railroad, was killed
ol the Station in Tioy,ot Tuesday the 1st lust.,
while engaged i i couplingcnrs. lie was caught
between two cms nnd sobadly ciushed that ho
died in n few hnuis.
Thomas H. Canfield of Buillngton has re
signed his position os manager of government
railways and telegraphs on all lines east of the
Potomac, to enter upon the duties of Superin
tendent of the Champlain Transportation Com
pany. He pi oveel himself fully competent for
the position lie has just vacated, and he is
equa'ly well filed for the one upon which he
has since euttied.
A little soi of Mr. Day of East Bethel, was
diovviieel in the "Mast Branch" of While River,
while coasting, on the -Gib ull. Ills ogc was
A little (laughter of Frcdeiick Ercrson of
Franklin, ffled 1 l.y ears hod her clothes sat on
file in the tugar bush, on the 28 lb ull., nnd no
one hei'ignear at the time she was burnt so as
to cause Vt death in six hours.
Horace Meeker of Addion, on Sunday of
last week, shot a bald eagle that measured 7
feet and 2 inches fiom lip to tip of his wings,
and weighid 10 pounds, 11 ounces.
A train of cars ran into n flock of sheep run
ning nn the track in Pownnl, a few- days since,
ai.d muttoned fifteen besides so badly mutila
ting six others that they were soon made into
The Free Press is considerably ahead on crow
s!oiic, viz: "On Wednesday, March 20, Mr.
John "A. Thorp of Chailotte, in two shots killed
outiight ti!it)-two ciows and wounded eight
so that they could not lise. 'Ihe Mist shot
killed 13 and wounded 3 , the second shot killed
19 and v t untied five. We know Ihe man who
did it, ami the tiutb of the story is fuithrr at
tested by a 'subscribing witness.'" We would
respectfully inquiicif iheie' was sufficient coir
fur suth a wholesale slaughter.
Mis. Elmim, wife of Dr. Judson Fnrrnr of
South Danville-committed suicide, on the 1st
inst., by culling her tin out with a razor. Her
a, c w os (.3 yints, ai.d she hod been subject to
fits of insanity.,,
The University of Venmmt nt Buillngton
seems to be in a flouiishii-g condition. A new
libraiy building, 40 by CO feel, two slenies high
and so coi.stiucted as to admit of fuluic en
largemeut, is to be built this season. 'Ihe lower
sloiy 12 feel high is for the collections in
Natural llistoiy, nnd the upper stoiy 1G feet
high nnd finished with alcoves is for the libra
iy. The buildirg is to l e of biiek and fire
proof. The old colli ge-bui'elirgs have also tin
dergone txtensivc repairs.
Level i It B. Ei'glesby of Burlington vvas
thrown bom bis hoi se, on Fiiday morning, and
dragged about thirty rods on the ground with
one foot in his stii up, when the strap laminate
ly broke nut! released him. He was consider
ably injuicd but no bones were lnoken.
Muj. Benj. Alvord of Rutland, for some years
past a Paymaster in Ihe Aimy nt Foil Van
comer, Oicgon, bos been appointed n Bn'ga-
dier General of olunlecrs. (.apt. Truman
Seymour of Foit Sumter fame, has also been
appointed a Biigadier General of Volunteers.
He is a son of Rev. Truman Sevmour f rmerlv
of Buillngton. Lieut. Col. Ransom, who com
manded the litis Illinois Regiment at Foit
Douclson, is a son of the lute Col. Ransom of
this State, who was killed in the Mexican Wir.
The son was wcundeel in the fight nt Fort D.,
but remained at Ids post until the victoiy was
Demand Theasukv Notes. We nrc hap
py to observe that the community generally, in
cluding merchants, bankers, and business men,
Democrats and Republicans, bullionists and
old fogies, everybody, are commending the
wisdom of the Government in giving the peo
ple n unifoi m currency. The entire, feeble op
position to the measure has at length caved in,
ns we supposed it would. The Independent, as
our readers well know, was severely censured
when, months ngo, it strongly advocated the
movement. No law of Congress, however, Is
now more heartily approved of j and when the
$150,000,000 in Government demand notes
shall be hi Iho hands of the people, we shall
look fur a very great improvement in n'.l
meicuntile, manufacturing, the agricultural In
teiests. The advent of such a currency in the
West will be hulled as Ihe dawning of a fiuan
ii.il millennium. Rag, shag, and stumplail
must then step out. ludeiundent.
"There's a woman at tho bottom of every
mischief," said Joe. "Yes," replied Charley,
"who. I used to get into mischief, my mother
vvas at the bottom of nn." From this, one
may leasonuhly infer that the old lady went to
the foundation of the mutter.
A bickering pair of Quakers were lately
heard in high controversy, the husband excluim
ing, "I nm deleimined to have n quit week
with thee!" "But how wilt thou he utile to get
ft ?" said the taunting spouse, in 'reiteration,'
which married ladies so provokingly indulge
in. "I will keep thee a week alter thou art
Ono of the readiest replies we havo heard
lately wos made by nn Irishman. A gentle
man traveling on horseback down eon, came
upon an Irishman who was lencing In a most
barren and desolate piece of hind. "What are
you fencing in that lot for, Put P" "And sum
j our honor, wasn't I fencing It to keep the poor
bastes out of it r"
While the boy s wero homo for the holidays,
n gentleman pussing the guto nt Winchester
college, stopped and inniiiied of a bright look
ing hid, "What they did in here P" The urchin
looked up, scnnnlng his intenogolor's face a
moment ami then wilh a wicked leer unci know
ing wink, leplled, "They tan hides, sir!"
Death of Col. Hines. Tho village and
town of Brnllleboro have sustained a loss in
the death of Col. Arnold J, Hines, who died
on Saturday last. Ha was for more than
twenty ypars the senior partner of the well nnd
widely known firm of Hines, Newman & Co.,
iron founders and machinists, whose paper ma
chinery is in use in n largo number of mills
from Canada llnougli the United Stoles even to
.Mexico. In the responsible and important
but too often thankless labors of Fire Depart
ment, Village nnd School officer ho was oficn
employed, and hi efforts therein were largely
instrumental In giving character, to this village.
Ho was a man of excellent judgment, of good
business habits, and his advice was ficquctitly
sought, and highly esteemed by his townsmen.
In nil the relations of life ho was a man of
sterling integrity of character combined with a
geniality of disposition that commanded the re
spect and nflcclion of his fellow- ci.izens no less
than of his moie intimate associates and friends.
The existence of an internal tumor which was
rapidly developing itself, occasioning Increasing
derangements of his system, nnd which was
sure to prove fatal ot no very distant day, led
him one year ogo, the 1st of April, to retire
from business nnd close up his woildly affairs.
Since that time he has lived Jn the full convic
tion tli nt his days were numbered nnd were fast
drawing to n close. There vvas no cure and
but little palliation for his disease. The tumor
gicvv rapidly until it terminated his life. A
post mortem examination disclosed the fact that
it was n lleshy, fibrinous tumor with several at
tachments in the nbdomen. It was of enor
mous size weighing seventy-eight pounds. All
ihe other oignns of tho body were in a healthy
nnd normal condition except as they were dis
placed by this monstrous tumor.
F. & A. Sl'EYEUhavc leased the comer store
in Blake's Block, lately occupied by Hastings
& Wilder, nnd they remove thereto on the 18lli
inst. This firm is now well known in this
community for the intrinsic excellence of their
staple and fancy goods, and for their taste in
selecting to miel the wants of their customers.
In their new store, with more room, greater ac
commodation and larger conveniences they
will he better able ti do jusliie to themselves
mid fm iiisti n still wider range for selections to
their numerous customers. The senior partner
is nt the head of a house in New York, which
gives him unusual facilities ior buying nt ad
vantage and availing himself ol fiesh style of
goods. It gives us pleasure to chronicle this
evidence of the prosperity of this establish
ment. Connecticut Riveh is yet fast locked in the
icy bonds of winter, notwithstanding spring is,
according lo the Almanac, well-nigh half gone.
We have never before, within our recollection,
known of its being to laitly in unloosing itself
from tho i urinous embrace of winter. The
subsidence of the snow thus far has made no
visible impression upon the volume of ils con
tents, nor is there any present reason for appre
hending any considerable- r-'se. The water from
the nulling snow- is wholly ubsoibtd by the
giound vvhiili is very nearly destitute of frost.
But then the snow- docs not melt much this
weik. The weather is cold and the wind raw
enough for December. If there is not a change
soon ice cellars will be as useless here as in the
We ltgrtt lo lenin that Cnpt. TlieodoieS.
Foster, of company D. 21st Massachusetts
Regiment, lies at Roanoke Island in a critical
condition. He received n ball in bis leg, while
gallantly leading his men In the battle of Roanoke-
I land, which pintluccel a compound finc
tuie. His mi. tniil was not dressed for nhout
two weeks, nt which lime the infhmation vvas
so gieat that it could not be piopeilycaied for.
lie could not be hi ought home with the other
wounded, so his wife has gone' on lo lake care
of him. Cunt. Fostir was formeily a resident
of this village, and he has heic some lelntivcs
nnd many fi iendv. He is a soldier of undaunted
energy and courage.
County Couiit. Tho April term of the
Windham County Court was commenced at
Fnyetteville on Tuesday, Judge Banelt pre
siding, cssisltd by Judges Niwltn and Good
hue. The docket is not large. We hope those
attorney s. clients, witnesses nnd juries who ex
perienced the beauties uf April travelling to
reath Court in season, will just consider how
much easier, moie convenient and pleosmiterit
would bo wcic the sessions held in this village.
Fast Day. To-day is assigned for Fast
Day, by His Excellency the Goveinor. There
will bo religious seivices in most of the chinch
es in this village in the moining. In the after
noon the mi mbeis of the Union Drill Club will
meet nt the Town Hull for inspection nnd drill.
Tho usual occupations and amusement of
"Young America" such as base-ball, foot-ball,
going up the Mountain, and driving will be
indefiniltly postponed on account uf the weath
er and depth of enow. We fear thai this por
tion of the community will vote the day de
New Goods. Our merchant nnd others
engaged in trade and the manufacture of wear
ing apparel have just letOrned from mniket
with the Spring styles of new and desirable
dress goods for both sexes. Those inteicstcd
in being in the fashion will heed this hint.
Our. Village Schools will all commence
the Spring lei m on Monday next. In accord
mice with the vote of the District nt the annual
meeting the studies for the several grades have
been revised nnd nrranged In n systematic or
der, and pupils will not he allotted to attend
to other studies to the neglect of Ihe couise
prescribed. Thoso who master the course will
have laid the foundation of a good English ed
ucition. Sudden Death. Col. Obed Slate of H!ns
dale, N. II., while eating supper on Friday
evening, Maich 28, was chocked while attempt
ing; to swallow a piece of meat, and died In ten
minutes thereafter. Had he lived until the Cth
ins!., he would have been 84 years old. Col.
Slate had been an acllvo nnd useful citizen, and
although his disenso occurred al a ripe age he
will be sadly missed.
J, L. Love!) of Amheist, who has taken the
class picture of tho graduating class nt Am
heist College, for the lust two yeuri, has tho
job ogoln till year, and Is gelling up carles de
visile uf a superior st vie. Helms facilities and
abilities for making llifso f.isblontdile pictures,
unrivalled in this pait of ihe state, unit hut few
photographists In Boston or New Yoik nrn
equally successful in taking good pictures,
Mr. Lovell was formeily a photographer in
this village, and his high abilities in fits art nre
well know n lo most of our citizens. We hove
seen his class picture, of which ihe Ilepubtican
makes mention, and they were admirable spec!
met s of the phetogrophio art. Wo are de
lighted that his tinw eared labors to perfect
himself in hi business me bringing forlb their
legitimate fruils reputation and profit.
ISLAND NO 10 HLItlir.NDKlini).
Immonso Amount of Arms and Storos Cap.
Tlir.EE ItEllEI, OENEUALS AND SIX THOUSAND
Island No. 10, after a siege of more than thrc0
weeks, surrendered to Com. Foote at midnight
Monday night, and our forces have taken pos
session. 'Ihe icpoits of the nmnunt of stores
nnd arms taken as well as the number of prison
ers arc conflicting but there can bo no doubt
many prisoners have been enptured, including
general officers of high rank, nnd that most nf
the icbel property, guns and transports have
fallen into our hand. Gen. Pope took one of
the rebel foils on the Tennessee shore, and n
dispatch fiom Si. Liu! say he has captured
three general, six thousand prisoners, one
hundred siege pitces, sevu al lield batteries,
immense qnan ilie of small arm,lents, wagon,
horses and provision. Our victory is over
whelming, ni-.d we hnva not lost a single man.
NEWS rilOSI THE VVAU DErAttTMEST.
The following news In rilation to tliccapturo
of Island No. 10 was sent out from the war de
partment Tii'sday evening: "Gen. Pope I
scouring the country round No. 10, and so far
ha captured Gen. Mr.kall and staff nnd two
th'.usnnd men." The above is not from nn of
filial sou ice, but is deemed nulbentic, and cor
responds wilh the expectation formed upon
previous official Information. The fo lowing
was leceived Tuesi'ay evening: "Merriweath
cr's Landing, 8th. Gen. Pulno's division
mnrched foiwanl lo Tinliinville last.niuht and
captured Gen. Mukoll, foimeily an adjutant
of the United States staff, ond about 20(10 pris
oneis fit.m Ai Kansas and Louisiana, large
quantities nf ammunition, and other properly.
Gen. Pope's movements have been a complete
success. He has moved in tho direction of Is
land No. 10 to capture all that are left."
FROM GEN IIAI.I.ECK.
St Louis, 8ih. Brig Gen W. M. MaKnll,
lale nf the United Stales adjutant general's de
partment, nnd two thousand of the rebel forces
nave surieudercd lo Gen Pope, and it is expec
ted that many moie will he captured to-day.
Immense qualities of nrtilltiy and supplies
have fallen into our hands. II. W. Hal
I.ECK, major general.
G1U.AT VICTUHY AT PITTSBURG LAXD1XG.
QEN GRANT FUESUINQ THE REBELS.
hard riomisG and heavy losses on both
The following vvas received by the secretary
of war, Tuesday ev ening : "On the 7lb inst.,
the rebels, in nveiwbilniing number", attacked
our forces ut Pittsburg Landing, Tenn. The
buttle lasted Irnm niniuing till late in the after
noon, and lesulted in the complete defeat of
the libels, with heavy loss on both sides. Gen
Grant is following up the enemy. Gen Buell
has nriived In Tennessee, and two divisions of
his army were in the battle."
DISPATCH rilOM GI.N IIALLECK.
Sr Louis, April 8. The enemy attacked our
vvoiks nt Fills! uig, Tenn., ycMeulay, but were
repulsed wilh lienv v Ins. Nn details are given.
II. V. IIalleck, major general.
FROM FOr.TMSS MOSllOK
Tko Advance. Towards Yorktown.
SUMJIAIIV OF ori lCIAL NEWS.
The following summary of intelligence re
ceived by the war department up to 10 o'clock
Monday night, of the operations nt Yorklown
oud Fulness Monroe. On Sunday, the enemy's
wink's were caiefully examined by Gen Mc
Clellan, and found to be veiy strong and the
nppioaches difficult. The enemy vvvie in force
and their water batteries at Yoik ond Glouces
ter, are said to be much increased. There was
sharp firi g on the right, but no harm done.
Our foices weie receiving supplies from Ship
ping Point, repairing toads and getting up
large trains. It seemed plain that moitar and
seige trains must be use-el Infill u assaulting.
Another dispatch leceived Monday morning,
states that Yoiktown will fall, but not without
a seige of 2 or U days. Some of the outer
wmks wcic taken. A despatch fiom Gen
Wool stales, that Mugiuder had 30,000 men
at Yoiktown. Another dispatch to the secre
tary of war, states that a new rebel c.imr had
been discoveml from the bench at Rip Raps,
nnd was shelled nut by Col Holliday. Several
rebel infantry regiments were seen fiom the
Rip Raps during the day. No signs of the
Merrimac have appealed. A rebel tug vvas
seen mi.king a reconnoissanee off Sew all's Point
Sundav nl'lernoon. On the afternoon of Sun
day, Shipping Point had been taken, and our
gunboat had shelled out the water batteries.
'Iheie was cot tiderable delay caused in cros
sing the deep cieck at Warwick Court House,
and resistance was made by the rebels, during
which several casualties oceured on our side.
All the fortified place of impoitanco befure
Yoiktown bad been taken, and nt every point
the gieatest enthusiasm prevailed nmo'ng cur
THE OFFICIAL rtEl'ORT.
A fuller account is (ontr.incd in the following
IlEl oiiE YoniiTOWN, Saturday evening.
Hon Edwin M. Stanton, stcietary t.f war:
That por'ion of thearmv of the Potomac re
cently concentrated al O'd Point, advanced yts
lerda'y in the diieetion of Yoiktown, twenty
four miles distant. The light wus assigned to
General Mairill's brigade of General Porter's
division, two companies of the lid Pennsylvoi'.ia
cavalry, and u imiiion ol Bei dan's sharp shoot
en, acting ns skiimishers. Nothing of interest
took pl.ue until their arrival nt Big Delhi), 12
miles distant, where they met the outer pickets
of the rebels. The Hoops weie delay id here
two hours to ie-ronstruiting a bridge which
had been destmyed. The rebels letreuted be
fore the advanceofuurskirmlshersto Howard's
cieelt, wheietluy bad some abandoned enith
works. Four shots were fired hero by thn
lebels fiom two field pieces, which were soon
silenced by ihe 4th Rhode Island battery, when
the icbeli bent a hasty lelical, taking their
piece wilh them. The main body of the mmv
rcsled for the night, while Ueiieral Morrill's
brigade advanced : miles lo Clucklcville, and G
miles fiom Yoiktown and theie encamped.
By 7 o'clock this Satuiday morning, the col
umn was again in motion mid at ten o'clock
was in fiom of the enemy's winks nt Yoiktown.
Tha fust shot fired w a by the ichels, Ihe shell
passing over the bends nf'Gin Purler on-l stuff,
without exploding. The batteries of Griffin,
(Id and -lib Rhode Island, nnd 2th Massachu
setts were iiuw placed in position, u-ply ing to
every shot sent by the rebels. The cannonad
ing combined with but slight Intel mission until
dink. About 400 shots weie fired by both
pnilies during the day. The loss on our side
wus a killed and 0 wounded.
'Ihe Fortress Monroe boat to Baltimore
brings information from the neighboriioud of
Yoiktown In Saturday afternoon. Shipping
Point had been token by our troops, and other
places on tho loule, formeily occupied by the
THE DAMAOK TO THE llEItlHMAC
The following has been received at Ihe navy
wiiwibh iiw,jimnM w. mi llijmwl
dcpailnirnl In r.'gard to the Merrimac: When
she ran fi r Norfolk on Sunday, the Dili of
March, in the evening, she had seven fi-et of
water in her hold. One shot fiom ihe Cum
berhind riddled her, nnd one i.hot from Ihe
Monitor through her poi thole dismounted Iwo
ITIIn. Tl.- t. ..!. . .. I ,i .. ...
.iimiunr pui a nun inrougn tlio
boiler of the Patrlclt Henry, nnd killed two
men null .nn!.i...i ...i '
Cf.V IIA.WKS- DIVISIO.V.
Ashby. Porco Drlvon Hack.
BKItlMISIIlNO WITH THE ENEMY.
ih?,hnt Mm Wn,"1!t'ck nn Monday, report
i t t "HI S,n,,y Creek w, com ,le-
when crossing, wire greeled 'bv a lively can
mmading from Asbby', battery, but they were
dispersed by our guns, ud wo are now in full
possession of his lale posiiinn, Asbby ictiring
ns usual, taking advantage nf every position to
retard our progress.
Three guns were opened by the encmv on
Monday, from n new position, upon our pickets
near l-.denbtirg. They were iepoiided lo hy
Cllllt II itltlmHrm' h.illnn-. uill. ....Mn...
Our shells burst In llieir midst, scattering t'icnt
suddenly. A private in company F, llJili Indi
ana regiment, crossed the river'nntl fired from
un mm. i line-ill iv round ni a Dotty ol Ashlii's
cavalry, killing two of them.
Col Colgrnvo of the 27th Indiana, detached
to guard Ihe supply train to Mannns, relum
ed Monday evening h iving acoonipli .he I some
excellent nu'cbing. The bridce ne-m the
Shenandoah al L'i:lt meol's Iciiy !,..ke s iin
on hi leliiri-, and four mules were tlrti-" ed
nod n negro woman. A :uw storm here.
COI. (JEAIIY OUTWITS THE llKEELH.
A special tlNpalch In Ihe Philadelphia I -.
qtiirer, dated Tborofare Gup, Vn., 2d, says a
rebel force of seven regiment of infantry nnd
two of cavalry and thrco balletic were sent to
cut off Col Geary 't command nt White Plain:
They reached Salem by a foicetl maiib, with
tho intention of utlackiiig Geary In two col
umns, cutting off his relieat and then seizing
this gap to intercept the progress of lepuiiing
Manassas Gup rniln-ad. Geary became appri
sed of their movement, nnd moved hi nolo
command quiitlv heie in till- nil'!:!. Ilvtviiiir lita
cnmpi fires burning. The men wiul.d streams
and rivers ond through the mud for five miles,
and b daylight occupied thi. gup. The frus
trated cneinv nre supposed to have reliied be
yond the Ranpahnnie-ick. One of Ihe Union
scout vva killed, and three ltlils liken i ris
ouers. Tborofare Gap is n stali n on th rail
road, 14 miles vest of Manassas. It is a gap
in Bull Run mountain.
THE 11EDELS ItETl'.EATINO TO l-TAU.NTON.
A dispatch fiom Wheeling, or. Wednesday,
says n telegram just received theie announces
that the lebel nre rtliealing before our force
under Gen MUroy, who bus ndvunced fiom
Cheat mountain and New bald's camp. Alle
ghany was hits ly evacuated by thp confederates.
The rebel have nlo fallen back from Monter
ey and Htinlcrsville, and seem to be aiming
for Staunton, where they will have railway es
cape. Tm: Missssrr ni rr.it.
Gen. Popo on tho Tennessee Shore.
AN lMTOUTANT MOVEMENT.
The Secretary of war leceived dispatches on
Monday fiom New- Madrid, whiih stales that
Gen. Pone had just landed on the Tennessee
shoie, and the whole movement had been a
grand success. The general had received a
jfeiry-boat by the new route through the
swumns, antl another gunhoat had run the rebel
ganntlet nnd was at Gen. Pope's disposal.
The following was received at Washington
Monday afioi noon : New Madrid, April 7lh,
noon. Hon. E. M. Stanton, secrrtuiy of war:
Gen. Pope has just lauded Gen. Pain's division
on the Tenn ssee shore. The whole movement
bus been n grand success. The whole army
will be moved over to-tl.iy and to-night. Gen.
Pope has four steameis lo leny with, which ar
rived by the new route througli Ihe -wnmp last
evening. Another gunhoat arrived this morn
ing fiom Isl.md No. 10. I will repoit from the
field us fiequenlly n possible.
The latest dispatch fiom Island No. 10 at 9
o'clo k Monday evening, is to the following ef
fect. A large force ol infnntry, aitilleiv and
cavalry, have crossed the Mississippi within the
last six hours, liven thing is wmking will.
Our forces nre nuw stiongly posted, ready
for any emergency. It is believed that 40
houis will decide ihe fate of Island No. 10. It
is hardly credible, but the repot Is Ihusfur agree
that not a single casually l as occuried during
the whole time of the ciossing of our Hoops.
A Brilliant Dash.
A special dispatch to the Philadelphia En
quirer from Middle-bury. Loudon rounty, Vir
ginia via Baltimore, the 4th, says that Col.
Gcnrv's advance encountered 300 of Stewart's
and White's cavalry and foiccd infantry ut Mid
dlebury, Vn., on Soluidoy. Ihe 29th'ult. He
marched fiom Philamont in ihe morning and
drove in the pickits outside of Middlebury,
when he entered the town ai.d discovered iho
infantry in relieat and cavalry posted to mukea
stand. A gun was placed to command tho
main street, and the 28ih charged ihe rebels
with bayonets on double-quick, driving them
beyond the town. They halted in a hollow,
but weie driven off with lilies, ond again storm,
id from a thicket two mile distance by shells
fiom guns in nur hand. The excitement was
gieat during the chaige thiough the town our
men dropping oil supeifluous clothing to chaso
Oen. Dunks' Position.
The position where iheadvanco batteries now
rest, commanding nil Ihe elevations beyond
Slimy Cicek, were selected by Gen. I) inks nmid
the holiest die of ihe enemy on Tuesday. They
are unassailable by the enemy. '1 he' military
foice under Gen. Jackson I' principally com
pose ' of impressed men, who reluse in fic.ht
the United Stale. 'I hose from Page nnd
Buckingham counties had mired to n point be.
tween these counties, where they nrc entrench
ed, nnd defy Jochsnii'n attempts ti eomptl them
to join him. There nrc minors uf some fight
ing between them.
Despatch from Qcn. Wool.
The following message wn received nt Iho
war department, Washington, Saturday after
noon: "Hon. E. M. Slnnlnn, seeitiary of war:
Sir Wehavoheoul some fuini; in ihe direc
tion of Yoiklovvn. Two or lliric regiments
have gone to Shipping Point. From inftirma
lisn received to-day, it appeals thnt the Merri
mac is in the dry dock, loaded with coah Sho
is to come out of the dock to-day with two
more guns of large caliber. All goes nn very
smoothly. I do not believe Ihe aimy of Ihe
Potomac will find many Hoop lo contend with.
J. li. Wool, Major General."
Tho Attack en Island No. 10.
The firing nt Island No. 10, Friday night,
disabled the lloalinL- battery of Ihe rebel. Ono
shell struck directly in it, killing t) men and
disabling it so t lint it flouted down tnvvord Foot
Island. The filing on Saturday wa more nc
iIvh and has done good execution.
The correspondent of St. Iiul Utpuhlican,
writing fiom the flag-ship Benton, on the eve
ning of the 3d, says : "An attempt wn made
this morning lo tow-the ribel floating battery
lo n point wheio it could command our nioitnr
boats. A brisk file wos onenrd by our ninrlnrs.
nnd in the course of half nn hour the l attery
niims M-tiTtii nun s, spuuieis neing tiirnvvn
in all eliiectioiis, nnd several beam were dis
placed. Ono shell exploded diieclly inside tho
battoiy, when it was at once submeiged to tho
water's edge, nnd towed out of range."
A 1'EDEIIAI. OUNIIOAT Itl'NS THE GAUNTLET.
A dispatch to iho secretory of war, dated
New Madrid, April 5lh, statcs'thut 1'iiiloy nielit
Capt. Wuugli, with the gunboat Carondelet,
run the guautlet at Island No. 10, and is now
available to Gen. Pope. Sho was fired on by
the Memphis batteries, but not struck ence.