MF – 1866.04.24 – Fenians – By Telegraph – #141 – F12251

The War Steamers now at St. Andrews are the flag ship “Duncan” 80 guns, 900 men, the “Rosario” 16 guns, 250 men, and the “Fawn” 17 guns, 250 men. They have brought the Regiment of the 17th foot, and two detachments of Artillery. Two hundred of the soldiers are to be garrisoned here, and the remaining four hundred at St. Andrews. – St. Croix Courier.

This is a force sufficient to deal with five times the number of Fenians now on the frontier; and besides these we have the Volunteers, now armed and organized on the frontier, and the American troops on their side armed to preserve the neutrality of the United States, and placed under the command of General Meade, the hero of Gettysburg, and commander of the Army of the Potomac, and the son of an Irishman, and by the way a Catholic to boot. The fact that General Meade was sent down to the frontier, is conclusive proof that the United States Government is in earnest.

{By special Telegraph to the Morning News.}

CHATHAM, April 21.
A steamer, supposed to be a Fenian came-to off Point Escuminac and was boarded by a pilot. She ran inside of Fox Island, but finding that the ice had not started in the river put out again to sea, carrying the pilot with her. She is said to have been seen again to-day lying-to waiting for the ice to move.
{By special Telegram to the Journal.}

ST. ANDREW’S April 21.
Artillery are placing guns in position on Fort Tipperary.
An armed party from H. M. S. “Rosario” landed for the protection of Indian Island last night.
Twenty-five Volunteers called to-day [for] Island.
Call was promptly responded to.
Volunteers were reviewed to-day.
General Doyle complimented them for efficiency and soldierly appearance. He said they were made of the right stuff – their hearts in the proper place. He thought they could give the blackguards called Fenians a hot reception. He came to assist and had brought a few boys down there with him, and would give Fenians two-pence worth of powder if they came. Their professed object was the liberation of Ireland. He was an Irishman himself, and could not see what liberty they required more than that now enjoyed. It was a devilish queer way of liberating Ireland by attacking Colonies this side of the water. – Their real object was to upset English monarchy, but they couldn’t do it. They only wanted to steal your gold and outrage your wives and families. Keep your arms in order and your powder dry.
The General was enthusiastically cheered by the spectators and volunteers.
J. S. M.
{From the Globe.}

ST. ANDREWS, April 22.
Great activity among the military here, but no demonstration has been made by Fenians.

Some importance attributed to the lights seen moving last night on St. Andrews Island and American side.
The Queen from Calais had no Fenians, but brought a party of visitors from St. Stephen to Flag Ship.
All quiet at Calais.
C. A.

ST. ANDREWS, 4 p.m. April 23.
All newspaper correspondents have gone home, satisfied that nothing will be done.

No excitement and the utmost quiet on both sides of the river. People on New Brunswick side have every confidence in the sincerity of the American Government.

EASTPORT, April 23.
Some talk here of a consultation among the Fenians as to what is to be done in their [embarassed] position.
Col Warren of the Sweeney faction returns to New York, characteristic the movements of Killian as a weak spasmodic effort to improve the Treasury.
Everything quiet.