29 DECEMBER 1866, Page 1

"General" F. F. Millen, late President of the Fenian Military

Council in Ireland, has published a letter in New York denouncing Stephens. He says Mr. Stephens is an incompetent leader, who once told him to "make a drawing of a corps d'armie of 50,000 men formed in line of battle, with their ammunition and baggage ;" who spends the Fenian money on himself ; who is rash, yet un- willing to take the field ; who keeps Irishmen of good social stand- ing out of the Brotherhood ; who never paid the reward promised to those who assisted him out of prison ; who ordered General Millen back to America, lest he should rival himself ; and who will " turn up in the south of France," leaving his followers to their doom. These accusations may be all true or all false, or some true and some false, but it seems very certain that Stephens did not trust his commander-in-chief, that the commander-in-chief did not trust his "President," and that the Fenian movement, like every other Irish conspiracy, has begun with dissensions among the leaders. What is it in the Irish character which makes union impossible, even among confederates?