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AMERICA. NEW YORK, MAY 16, MOBNING. A Fenian mass meeting took place yesterday at Jones- wood, but it was not so large or enthusiastic as was anticipated. The Senate faction took no part in the proceedings, and neither Roberts nor Sweeny was pre- sent. Stephens delivered a long speech, describing the origin and progress of Fenianism. He exhorted Irishmen to be united, and they would be fighting British troops in Inland, in the open field, within the present year; but if unity in America could not be obtained, the Irish at home would be dispirited, the organization broken up, and the Irish race exterminated in Ireland. He had sent invitations to Sweeny, Roberts, and others, but was sorry to say that only a few of them had been to see him. As his object was to effect the unity of the Brotherhood, he thought it best that he alone should address them. 0' •! ah nv, he added, had acted pa- triotically in resigning. Stephens also declared that money was necessary, and must be obtained. O'Mahony's regiment paraded in the grounds in vio- lation of the order of General Sandford, commanding the State Militia, who had prohibited the parade of any troops wearing the State uni orm or carrying the State arms on the occasion. General Hooker visited Stephens yesterday. Several Circles and a nurcber of prominent Fenians declare that they will still adhere to the Senate faction, which continues to occupy the premises in Broadway, and conduct business independently ut Stephens. No funds are being raised by either faction beyond occasional indiridunl donations. President Johnson sent to the Senate yesterday his Veto upon the Bill admitting Colorado as a State into the Union. The Sena'e adjourned without reading the Veto Message, the ;.r>.mulgation of which was conse- quently suppressed. In the House of Representatives Mr Chandler (Demo- cral) has offered a resolution declaring the President's course to be patriotic and constitutional in seeking to protect by his Veto and power the rights of the people against the wicked and revolutionary acts of malignant and mischievous men. The action of the President, he 8.1 id, merited the approval of the H"us;% and deserved the support of dlloyal men. Mr Chandler also moved that the Freedmen's Bureau being unnecessary should be abolished. The House rejected the resolution by 82 against 22 votes, and afterwards passed a rcsoltiti.,n censuring Mr Chandler for attempting a gross insult to the House. The House has passed a Bill prohibiting the denial of the right of suffrage in Territories on 5,3- count of c-lour. The President has signed the amendment to the Habeas Corpus Act protecting military officers from civil prosecutions for acts done jn discharge of official duties. The indictment flg^nst Mr Davis specifies that on the 15th of June, 1861, he conspired with others at Richmond tQ overthrow by force of arms the Govern- ment of the United States. It is reported that his trial will take place earlv in June, and that Chief Jus ice Chase has consented to preside if President Johnson will proclaim the abrogation of martial lsw so far as the jurisdiction of the District Court of Virginia is concerned. The health of Mr Davis is rapidly failing. Th.e- Pre- sident has ordered a special report of his physical con- dition to be nv'.de. and the rigom of his confinement to be immi diately relaxed. Mr Davis is said to have expressed great pleasure at the prospect of tis speedy trial, and to have declared that he can make a successful defence. Mr M'Culloch has sent to the Finance Committee the draught of a new Bill for funding the National Debt in a 5 per cent, consolidated loan. General Santa Anna has arrived at Washington. He denies the current rumour* that he is acting in conni- vance with the Emperor Maximilian. It is reported that he comes to promote the interests of the Republican cause in Mexico. 4* A NOVEL CURB.—A farmer's daughter not a hundred miles from Leuthars, who was the other day helping the boy out with her father's cattle, detected a stot which she pronounced to be labouring under the disease of quarter-ill. She ordered the stirk to be brought back to the byre, tied an old potato riddle to hi, tail, and let him out, when he bounded off with all speed, bellowing at a prodigious rate. He made straight for the wood of Innes, frightening the game and gamekeepers out of their wits. He was soon caught in a thicket, and it was found when assistance came that the mad gallop had completely cured him. The quarier-ill (adds our cor- respondent) is a disease which, when it fairly sets in, defies the veterinary art; therefore it would be an ad- vantage to your numerous agricultural readers to know the simple method of cure just described. The lady declares that she has cured 20 beasts in this way in her time, and she is yet far from the allotted span of human existence. Elgin Cottriei, [, Stot I and 'stirk' are Scotch for youDg ox.] SHEARING SHEEP BY MACHINERY.—An American has invented a shcep-shcaring.machine. With two men to hold the shears and one to turn the wheel, the machine clips sheep with an almost unimaginable rapidity, as there is no expenditure of muscular labour beside turn- ing the wheel, which is not harder than a small spin- ning wheel, and the whole machinery does not occupy more room than such a wheel. A new principle in mechanics has been developed in this invention, which is the secret of its success. This is a flexible shaft, through which the power is communicated from the driving-wheel to the shears, which are kept rapidly clip- ping as long as the driving-wheel turns, no matter in what position they are held, nor how the driving shaft is contorted, even to bending it around the body of the sheep. This driving shaft, about three feet long, is a spiral brass wire. one end of the coil being connected with a small wheel attached to the butt of the blades of the shears, and the other to a pulley driven by a band on the end of an arm, which is partially flexible, at- tached to the small frame that holds the driving wheel. On the opposite side is another arm and shaft and shears, for another shearer, each working independent of the other. The shears are made with guards, so that all that is necessary is to hold them level and steady on the skin, pushing them forward as fast as possible.—New York Tribune. A FEMALE WHOLESALE PorsoNER.-The Court of Assizes of the Nievre has just tried a labourer's widow, named Balouzat, aged 57, residing at Limanton, charged with having poisoned her husband and two other persons. The evidence showed that the prisoner was married to tf-i UZat a!:KHU 30 years since, and had by him six children, of whom only one, now the wife of a man n Imed Mazon, survives. Three of the others died in their infancy, under very suspicious circumstances, having all expired in convulsions. Notwithstanding her position as a wife and mother, the prisoner led a m >st scandaloug life> and frequent quarrels between her lor-r u ,l8^an4 were tJie consequence. In March, 1857, the latter died suddenly, and was buried without inquiry having been made as to the cause of his death. Some time afterwards the prisoner began to cohabit with an infirm weiikmsnded man, named Sauvanet, who had some little property. In 1863 she induced him to make a will leaving her all he possessed, and on the 22nd September of that year he died, after a very short illness. The prisoner was again suspected by her neighbours, but the village rumours did not come to the knowledge of the judicial authorities. In 1864 her married daughter, who lived in the same house, gave birth to a child, which died suddenly when a month old, after having beei ted by its grandmother. This death revived all the suspicions which had been entertained in the village that the prisoner was a habitual poisoner, but eight months elapsed before the circumstances leached the ears of the police authorities. The woman was then arrested, and the bedies of her husband, Sauvenat, and the child, were exhumed, and all found to contain-arsenic. She was accordingly committed for trial. In court, the pri- soner not only protested that she was innocent, but even attributed the death of the child to poison administered by its own father. The evidence, however, having satisfied the jury that she was the real criminal, they brought in a verdict of guilty, with extenuating cir- cumstances, and the couit sentenced her to hard labour for life.—Qaliynani.




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