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struggles, all your sacrifices, your very blood." The vengeance of an oppressed people soon rose to vindicate the race, and to punish their oppressor. All Europe stood aloof, and to-day Naples stands redeemed and disenthralled. The Bourbon is banished from her soil, and she rejoices under the mild reign of a monarch of her own choosing. What American, when he read of that vile act of the infamous Bomba, could have believed that it would ever be imitated with impunity in the land of Washington? And yet, citizens of New York, in a fortress that commands your very harbor, are immured to-day the victims of as gross a tyranny as that exhibited by the former despot of Naples.--That fortress was erected to defend your liberties, and yet, without the shadow of law, it has been made to hide within its stony bosom men whose liberties have been stricken down at a blow by the mailed hand of despotic power. Without accusation, without the form of law, in violation of every constitutional
The mutinous volunteers. A letter from Washington to the Philadelphia Press gives a long account of the recent mutiny in the New York 79th, or Highland Regiment. One cause of the difficulty seems to have been that the men did not wish to join the brigade of Gen. Sickles, to which they had been assigned, while it is also stated that they claimed the right to go at the expiration of three months service, which was denied them. The regiment was drawn up into line to hear the orders of Gen. McClellan, namely, that the ringleaders of the mutiny were to be placed in arrest, and the regiment was to be ordered to fall in by company and march to the quarters assigned them in Virginia, and if they refused to obey this order they were to be fired upon. The writer proceeds: The scene during the reading was exceedingly impressive. The sun was just going down, and in the haxy, uncertain twilight the features and forms of officers and men could scarcely be distinguished. Immediately b