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"VOL. VII.-No. 35.
PHILADELPHIA, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 1867.
DOUBLE SHEET TIIIIEE CENTS.
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IV
THE SCAFFOLD.
Execution of Armstrong, the Wife
Murderer, at Wilmington, Dela
wareScenes In the Prison
and Jail Yard-Conduct of
the Condemned-Hls Con
fession, Etc.
"Wilmington"Oommerct U l.'x'ru," of last Evening.
To-day, at 12 21 o'clock. Andrew 1. Armstrong
- 1 the extreme peua ty of the law for tlie
tiuaaaOX his wife.
TDK PRISONER
WAS A man of about fifty-three or fifty-four years
of age, of medium size, about five foci nlueor
ten inches In height, ruther heavy set. Him
features were not of a brutal cast, though they
nnbltuully wore a sour and disagreeable expres
sion, ills face was bronzed by exposure,
HIS HI8TOHY.
Armstrong was born In this State, in Now
Vastle county, a few miles below Middletown.
lie was apprenticed to a blacksmith, but, wo
beileve, did not s rve out Ills full lime. He wns
not considered a vicious boy. He remuluul
About Middletown until ho reuched manhood.
On the Requisition of California, about 18-10, be
'went out with the coast Burvey as chain-bearer,
etc., and remained there several years. Alter
Ills return fioin California he married Miss
Xuui4luKK, and (inquiring some land by the mar
rlne, he settled down and went to farming, at
'which he continued up to the time of ills arrest.
He was not accounted a vicious or dangerous
man by his neighbors, although ho was not
Vtiy well liked. He was very fond of braggliiic
d the bloody scenes he professed to have wit
nessed in California. It was a matter of com
mon report that ho and ills wife lived together
very unhappily, and tie had at several times
1m n ten her. He served on tlie Jury at the May
term of the c'ourt in IKdi, and it is snid that he
eat on the Jury which tried Danby for the
murder of Uurnett, and acquitted him on the
ground of insanity.
All the facts of Armstrong's trial and con
viction are so fresh in the miuds of our readers
that we need not repeat them. ,
HIS DKMFANOK AFTER TRIAL
wns such as lo draw forth encomiums from
the jailors. He whs very quiet and orderly,
and pave the prison-keeuers no trouble
whatever. He lived on the ordinary prison
tore, except that occasionally Mrs. Herbert,
the Sheriff's wife, has sent him a meal.
He freely conversed with all who gained
Admission to him, and frequently admitted
it) at he killed his wife, though he insisted that
be did it, In the heat of passion, after slie had
already attack d him with a hatchet. His ver
sion of the affair was that his wifo attacked
liim with a hatchet when he was entering the
room; that she islrnck him on the head witu
the pole of the weapon, and tlieu attetnpted to
strike him with the edge; that he warded off
the blow, and in a rage wrested the weapon
Jrom her and struck her the blow which killed
tier, and then, frightened at what ho had done,
he burled her in the pig-pen to conceal his
crime. This statement is not consistent with
the evidence, as nothing was more clearly
proven than that the blow was struck when
the woman's back was turned towards him.
From the character of the wound, It could not
Jtiave teen otherwise.
LAST INTERVIEW.
Yesterday he had his last interview with his
two eldest sons, boys of about 12 or 11 years of
age. Both boys were witnessesou the trial.
Ibe interview Is said to have been quite af
fecting. PREPARATIONS.
The preparations for the execution were com
pleted yesterday. The excitement concerning
tbe execution is very intense, and there Is but
little if nny sympathy expressed for the pri
soner. Agieat many visited the jail and jail
yard yesterday to see the scaffold.
THE KOI'E
also attracted some attcntlou. It is of manllla,
and about three-quarters of an iucli In thick
ness. THE SCAKKOLU.
was built against the wall at the north end of
tbe jail yard. It consisted of two heavy upright
posts ol 3 by 8 inch scantling, and a cross piece
of the same limber. It is to this beam or cross
piece that the rope was attached. These upright
posts stool 8 feet 4 incites apart, at a distance
of about bi feet from the wall. They were
about 10 '4 let-t high, making tlie beam to which
the rope was attached about that height from
ttiegroun l. The upright posts are each braced
toy three pieces of 3 by 4 inch scantling. Directly
against the wall was a plattorm about 6 by 8
feel, at a height of abont 8ij feet from the ground;
ascenttoit is byallighl of steps. Couuected
with thiB ay a pair of Hinges and extending di
rectly under the gallows was the "drop." a small
platlnrm about i, leet souare. It was supported
iy a rope connected with the gallows.
LAST NIGHT. .
The prifoner was alone lu his cell all night
and was very quiet. He was awake at an early
tour this morning, and seemed very subdued and
composed in bis demeanor, but said he could
iueet bis fate without flinching.
SCENES TO-DAY I'HK CROWD.
An Immense crowd assembled before the
doors of tli- Sheriff's house for hours before
thev were thrown open. The (sheriff exhorted
tnem before the doors were thrown opeu to
preserve order and decorum, and announced
that no disorderly person or none under the
influence of liquor would be admitted. He
gave strut directions for carrying out this order
to the special police in attendance.
THE JURY
summoned by the Sheriff to witness the execu
tion were UeorgeS. Hngauy, Howard i'. Walton,
William 11. Q,ulnn, William llroomtield, John
H. Moore. William 11. Reynolds, William it.
Lynam, Henry Rleyer, Ihhc Wright, James
Christy, Jacob Walton, William P. Smith.
Ti ese gentlemen metilielore the execution and
resolved to donate their fet-s to SUerllT Herbert.
THKKXKCUTION.
All the preparations lor the execution were
made by about 11 o'clock, and a few minutes
after, the doors of tlie hall ol the Sheriffs house
were thrown open and the crowd was admitted;
they passed through the hall of the Sheriffs
bouse, into the Jail, and through the corridor of
that building to the yard. Between twelve hun
dred and thirteen hundred pwiple were ad
mitted. As they pastel diractly under the
door of the prisoner's cell, he could hear the
trarnp and shuffle of their ioet distinctly for
nearly an hour before bis execution.
OUTSIDE
the weather was as gloomy as the character of
the tloty to be performed oy the ottioeig of the
law. 'I lie rain tell steadily, and the yard, though
fiartially covered witu rough boards, was
ramped Willi mud. Among the crowd were
the Sheriff and hi Deputies, of Cecil couuiy,
.Maryland.
MANACLING THE PRISONER.
A few minutes after 12 o'clock the Sheriff, ac
compaioed by u Jailer, euiered the cell of the
1 - I ...... J ka tiun.tittitfu n V 1 1 ii
ririsoner, anu iiccn mo ............
wrists. This occupied some three minutes, and
the xnouruiul procession of death left the cell,
on lu way to the fatal platform, In the follow
fljg order: , , ,
Minister in attendance. Rev. Daniel George.
Prisoner, Andrew I'eter Armstrong,
accompanied by a Jailor,
(sheriff, William Herbert.
The Jury.
ARRIVED AT TIIK SCAFFOLD,
the whole party ascended, and the prisoner
moved forward to the centre of the group, the
..r,rfin at tiUlelt. and the Kev. Mr.
?dre on his right. The latter then read the
rut Psalm, in a solemn and impressive man-i-rt
r,.iiowed it with a short prayer. During
this time Armstrong stood quiet and unmoved,
l.cfcine down, and giving no outward mani
festation of emotion. The opportunity was then
riven him to
B MAKE ANY XKMARKS
k mtffht desire. but he was found to be
to do so. He whispered a moment to
' . u,v,n then su-nned forward and
itited that the prisoner wished hlia tp say be
....i L.n knd booed all would forgive
Mr. George then deeotnded from the
TIIK FINAL BCRNB.
The Sheriff" and Jailor then stepped forward
and adjusted the rope about the prisoner's neck,
an operation which occupied some time. Ai
this point, during the terrible suspense which
was natural to the occasion, the prisoner showed
the first signs of emotion, trembling violently,
his 1- gs shaking beneath him like an aspen.
The Sheriff placed the white cap on bis bead,
and drew it down, covering his face. He seamed
here to hesitate and draw back from his fate,
and apparently deslious to steal yet a few
inomeiils from the great world of eternltv,
leuned over and whispered to the Sheriff. This
occupied perhaps hail a minute, tliougu to the
anxious spectators It seemed a long time. The
jailor then guided him forward on to tbe drau,
and retired, leaving htm standing there. There
whs scarcely an instant of pnuse, wheu the
Sheriff struck the rope with his hatchet, nnd
the prisoner fell quivering iulo the air a dis
tance of five feet,
THE HODY
turned around slowly, backward and forward,
as the rope twisted or untwisted, but there was
not the least sign of life. Not a muscle seemed
to move or a nerve to quiver. Ills neck was
doubtless Instantly broken, and at twenty-one
minutes past 12 o'clock, Andrew I'eter Arm.
strong was dead, according to law.
At five minutes before 1, Dr. Ferris, the Jail
physician, announced that lifo was entirely ex
tinct, and tne remains were lowered into a
handsome cherry colliu, placed directly under
neath. HIS CONFESSION.
It Is generally rumored that he left a written
confession, but this Is not the case. Ho has at
no time denied the murder, but up to the time
of the execution he persisted In the statement
recited nbove, and persistently denied burying
the clothes. His whispers to the Sheriff on the
scaffold, were to tlie effect that he wished It to
understood that he did not deny the murder,
but that there were circumstances connected
with it which no one living would ever know,
but were known only to himself and his God.
THROUGHOUT THE EXECUTION
good order was maintained, and after It was
over the crowd quietly dispersed.
ARRANGF.MKNT8 FOR HIS BURIAL
are not yet concluded upou. and our state
ments yesterday require some modification.
The Trustees of the Presbyterian church ut
Middletown declined to liavo tlie remains
interred in their ground, and there is luucli
excitement In thut neighborhood over the pro
position. EUROPE.
IRELAND.
Death of a Great Public Works Mas,
London, February 8. William D.trgan, the
Irish railway contractor, who failed a short time
ueo, and whose liabilities wpre very heavy, is
aeiu). Mr. Dargan bad been ailing during the
lat days ot tbe past venr, and was continent to
bed by illness since the 2d ol January. His late
hu 111 re Involved a large sum of money some
pay a million and a half sterling and the occur
rence preyed heavily on his mind.
He was a .elf-made man, born of humble
parents in the county Carlow. Kndowed with
a clear business perception, untiring industry,
and great energy, he made his way from the
position of a small sub-contractor for land
drainage and other local works to be the mam
moth public and tjovernmeat works contractor
of the island, building docks and quays, rail
roads, bridges, monuments, and deepening and
dredging rivers, and reclaiming waste lands as
profitable ali over the country. His overseers,
engineers, and workmen were met with on
every side.
Mr. Darcan's example was 'set forth by the
Knellsh Government as one worthy of imita
tion by his countrymen, nnd bis efforts spoken
of as more likely to really benefit the country
than those ot all tbe leading political or war
men it has produced, from Brian Boroibme to
Grattan, and from O'Connell to James Stephens.
When Queen Victoria was in Ireland she hon
ored Mr. Pargsn by maklug a special visit to
the humble cottage In which be was born, and
taking a scat in tbe chair which had belonged
to his mother.
Tbe deceased gentleman was a very shrewd
financier, but not regarded as liberal In his
encouragement or rewards to faithful employes.
He enloyed means of learning the exact social
and political condition of Ireland almost daily,
and his sudden money failure and winding-up
at the most alarming crisis of tbe Fenian revo
lutionary agitation, was proclaimed by the
Stephens party in Ireland and America as a
positive, solid evidence of the real alarm
created by their movement, and the belief
entertained at that time In well-informed quar
ters that they would make good tneir words by
deeds.
CHINA.
Graud Educational Advance.
London, February 8. Despatches from China
state that arrangements have ben made for the
establishment of a European college in rVkiu,
with the consent of the Chinese Government.
This measure, if carried out, will place all the
other miudde great powers on an equal loot
ing with Russia in the capital of the Cen
tral Flowery Lund, and its negotiation has
meet probably been brought about by France,
Knglaud and Prussia, the rulers and statesmen
of which countries have long been jealous of
the vast influence which the czars wioidea
through the existence of the Russian F.celeslas
tical College composed of eight or tea mem
bers which has been permitted In fekin tor
very many years by the Emperors of China, to
the exclusion ol other foreigners.
Interesting to Ticket-Holders In tlie
Crosby Opera House.
From the Louisville Democrat. 4th,
Keq. Matlack has just decided a case that will
be of interest to tne many mousauas in mis city
who hold tickets in toe cro9Dyupera uouse
dt awing. Mr. H. Stelnau, a broker ou Fourth
s'reet, brought suit against Scott, Ilavtson &
t o., agents for tne sale ot tickets in this city.
tin the 4th of January be bought tour tickets.
tor which he paid $20, the tickets to be delivered
to him before the news of the drawing should
reach the city.
The drawing wok piace on me zisi oi Janu
ary, and on the morning of that day he called
upon the agents and demanded the tickets or
his money. They refused to return the money.
alleging that they had sent to Mr. Crosby ana
had not received the tickets. Purine the after
noon ot the 2'2d the tickets were sent to him by
Scott, Davison Co., the agents, ana ne re
fused to take them, as the drawlne had taken
r, na tha Aav hptnre. lie immediately nrougnt
tuit to recover the money paid on the 14th of
January for the tickets.
The Justice decided that the money should ba
Dsld hack. nd crave ludgment aealnst the de
fendants lor $20. He gave several reasons for
his decision, among othere that tne were
paid In a eramhlinfr transaction, and could be
recovered under the statute of Kentucky aealnst
earning, us the Court of Appeals has, by Its de
cisions, placed all such atlairs of chance upon
a gambling basis. According to the rule here
laid down, all nenona who have thus Invested
money CHn me and recover it in those States
where laws exist against gaming, ana au games
of chance come within the statute.
A Hew Trade A very important trade has
sprang up In North Staffordshire, England,
which promises to assume large proportion.
It Is tbe extraction of oil from shale, a material
found in profusion near tht ironstone seams,
and which only a short time ago was thought
to be not only valueless, but an actual incum
brance. The Parif Clubs. The direttor of the 'Paris
police, M. Pietn, has Informed the various
Psrisian club that thev will be Immediately
clod if any games of hazard, sucn m bacca
rat, )sDiquet, etc., are play I at them.
A CICANTIC PLOT AND A DEMO
CRATIC MARE'S NEST.
Fl Hundred Thousand Hadleals Or
ganized to Sustain the Impeachment
of the President The State of New
York Divided Into Military Districts
General Orders Promulgated Re
markable Interview with One of the
Commanders, ICtc.
from the New York World of to-day.
During the continuance of the late Rebellion,
Democrats were frequently accused of conspi
ring against the Union and the Government, It
was asserted that vast organizations, such as
the "Knights of the Golden Circle," were in ex
istence for the express purpose of resisting the
authority of the Government. These organiza
tions were never proved to have existed, and
certainly no such resistance as was spoken of
was offered at any time to the powers tuat were.
It is different with the radicals, who, It ap
peats, have been for sometime organizing in
military masses lor the support of Congress and
the restriction of the President us the legally
constituted head of tbe Government, Just in
the same way have they organized as have the
neHroPs, whose work has been some time 6ince
referred to In tbe World. In view of tbo pro
jected plan of impeachment, the movement now
oeing made in every State is beiug rapidly
pushed on. By this means it is hoped that ail
the military power of the country, irrespective
of the regular army, will be at the di-pos-al of
CoueroBs tor the furtherance of its revolutionary
measures, and by this means to the views of
General Grant will be attributed no special lin
port uii ce.
The lacts which bear out this argument are ns
follows:
Not long sinec a new organization, called the
"Grand Army ot the Republic.'' was formed In
every city and State In the Union. It is com
posed exclusively of veterans who served In the
late war. The formation of this army made
aim oft as little noise in the country as the tall
of a snow-flake. It was not designed that it
should take a prominent place before the public
till some great necessity should arise lor its
fcerviccs.
In addition to the main purpose of support
ing the Government, its object was of a benevo
lent nature, and by this means it presented
Rectal attractions to the soldiers, till, in a short
time, Its ranks embraced over live hundred
thousnnd men.
On Thursday, for the first time, the State ot
New York was divided into military districts by
the Adjutant-General of the organization, as
will appear from the following "general orders,"
published in the 'lribuneot the followijgday:
Hkadhvaktkhs Dki'ARTmkntof Nf.w York,
ftHAKPAKMY OK TIIK HKI'U HL.IC. AIM U'l'ANT-
(iKNERAL's Okkick, New York;. February (I,
1C7. Genkrai. Ordk.hs No. ". 1. The follow
ing named comrades are hereby detailed and
announced as members of the provisional stuff
of this department, on duty ut these Head
quarters: Major Ueorjre T. Stevens. Alde-de-I
amp and Assistant Inspector-General; Brevet
Lieutenant Francis W. Parsons, Aid-de-Camp.
They will be respected accordingly, and are
hereby authorized to establish and organize
osts in localities noi uuuer tne jurisdiction or
Ustrlct Commanders, announced in orders
from these Headquarters.
2. The following named comrades are hereby
detailed und announced as temporary com-
IIIUUUCIOUI 1, 1 1 1 J 1 ICOIJIIVHTC UlDUibl., T llllvU flit?
designated bb follows: District of Manhattan,
comprising the city and county of New York,
witu neauquuriers at me 'i.iuie nouse, Brevet
llrlnndier-Ueuerul Kush C. llawklus: District of
oneidu, comprising the county of the same
name, with headquarters at Utica, Major David
r . llltchie, 1 bey will at ono assume com
mand, and will be obeyed and respected accord-
ngiy.
3. To prevent informality in the muster-In of
recruits In this Department, it is hereby an
nounced, for tlie liiformatsii of this command.
that recruits win oe inusiereu oniy in reguiariy
coiihi Ituted posts, and by district commanders
In the establishment of posts, except, by the
Grand Commander, an otllcer of his stuff, or by
special authority from these headquarters. The
attention oi oiucers is purticuiuriy cuueu to
articles 8, U, 11, and 15 of the rules and regula
tions of tbe urauu Army oi tne itepuDiic, und
the strict enforcement of Its provisions espe
cially enjoined. Staff officers will be enrolled
os members of posts, and reported by the post
to which Uiey neiong as upon ueiacueu service.
By order of the Grand Commander,
(ijincial) Frank J. Bramiiali.,
Assistant Adjutant-General.
D. Van Bciiaick, Aid-de-Camp.
INTERVIEW WITH ONE OF THE COMMANDERS.
In order to ascertain from an official source
the avowed objects and character of the organi
zation, one ot our reporters called last evening
at the office of the commander of the forces of
the District of Manhattan, in the Bible House,
and, finding the apartment closed, proceeded to
his house in Fifth avenue, when the following
dialogue ensued, which the reader will find
bears out the assertions wnicn form the preface
ot this article:
Reporter (bunding the Colonel a copy of the
dbove "general orders") There is a report to
the effect that the Grand Army of the Republic,
to which reference is made lu these orders, has
been raised tor radical purposes, and that it is
designed to be used against the President and
bis adherents, should any trouble result from
his proposed impeachment.
Commander If Congress should impeach the
President, I have no doubt as to which side the
Grand Army of the Republic will take.
Reporter Will you please tell me what are
its objects, and when it was formed f
Commander It had its origin some time
since, in portions of the West where there is no
militia. Its objects are of a benevolent char
acter: its alms to assist all its members who
may be in need.
Reporter How many ;nen are there enrolled
in the organization ?
Commander Over five hundred thousand.
All soldiers honorably discharged are admissi
ble. We have Democrats and Republicans in
our ranks; but ail the leading officers are radi
cals, so you can imagine how the array would
be wielded in case of any national necessity.
Reporter Tun the srmy may be said to have
a radical character in the main ?
Commander Yes. it is under radical officers,
and it there should be any necessity for Its ser
vices, I have no doubt they would be rendered
for the purpose of supportiue Congress, if it im
peached the President,
Reporter Have arms or uniforms been fur
nished to the men ?
Commander No.
Reporter Do they meet regularly t
Commander Yes. but their meetiues are
secret; they meet in lodges, and only members
are admitted; we are pariicular about our mem
bers; all who apply for admission are obliged
to turuifh papers showing their connection
with the army and an honorable discharge.
Such was the interview our reporter hod with
one of the military leaders of the organization,
whose replies show that this new army may be
used at any time at the beck of Congress, to
sustain its policy by force, and to silence all
opposition to the impeachment ot tbe President.
W hen the fact is realized that tt is unnecessary
to create "military departments" for a 'benevo
lent" organization, the object of the army, in
the present crisis of tbe country, will be found
appareat.
Where Is Surrattl Important Connec
tion Between Ills Trial and the Im-
Keachment of President Johnson A
w Radical Plot The Speakership of
the Next House.
"Washingtoh, February 8. One of the chief
topics of discussion in radical circles just now,
is the arrival of John II. Burratt, who left
Alexandria more than a month since on tbe
steamer Bwalara. The vessel Is now fully
week over-due, and Home apprehension iaAs
prettied for hvr safety, the more, m
known to be able to carry but eoal enongh to
last her thirty days.
This, however, need cause no anxiety; for,
even should her supply of coal be exhausted,
she could easily sail nnder canvas, and, unless
met off the coast by some severe storm, may be
looked for at any hour at Fortress Monroe. The
secret of this apprehension, however, lias yet
to be told. It is designed to bave the trial of
Harratt play an Important part in the impeach
ment business, anu In this way: Home leading
radical lawyer (probably Mr. Bingham, of
Ohio, who figured In the prosecution of
tbe other alleged conspirators) Is to
be retained to aswlst in the prosecution
of Purratt. who will avail himself of this oppor
tunity to rehash all the horrible circumstances
connected Willi the death of the late lamented
Lincoln: this, It Is believed, will revive the In
tense popular feeling which prevailed at the
time, and by a series of well-turned luueudoes
arouse a prejudice against his successor, and on
the strength ot both the impeachment matter
will be pushed through the House at once. Of
course tbe radical press will do Its part in this
work, to say nothing of the radical orators, so
that yon need not be surprised to hear of the
formal Impeachment of President Johnson
early In March.
The radicals claim that they have noarly
enough votes to pass the measure In the present
House, but they prefer to wait for the meeting
of the next Congress, in which they will be
stronger, and by which time they hope that
there will be a larger popular sentiment in
favor of the high-handed procedure.
THE VKXT CONGRESS.
Speculation Is already rife as to the presiding
otticers of the next Congress, for as Henator
Foster's term of office will expire on the till of
March, a new President of t he Senate will have
to be chosen. This latter, however. Is a small
matter as compared with the Speakership of
the House. Speaker Col I ax Is anxious for re
election, and his personal popularity Is such
that his prospects are very good. But recently
It hnsbceu ascertained that there Is an under
current against him.
A number of the leading radicals are quietly
working In opposition lo htm, fearing lest he
may not give them the assistance which they
will need lo secure the success of their projects,
Thad. Stevens is understood to favor the selec
tion of a new speaker, as he feels sore at
being called to order a few days since for his
remarks about Mr. Bingham, of Ohio, and the
call being sustained by Speaker Colfax.
He has not named a candidate for the Speak
ership, hut it Is believed that he would prefer
the election of some bitter radical, otherwise
too mild to offer the slightest opposition to any
proposition introduced or endorsed by him.
Yet it Is not likely thut the opposition to the
re-elecllon of Colfax will amount to much.
The present Speaker Is intensely radical, aud
bus never refrained from expressing the most
extreme views when such expression might
prove advantageous t,u him as a partisan. He
will lend all tne aid In bis power to the Im
peachment of Mr. Johnson, so soon as he
thinks that the majority of hlspurty favors It.
.V. Y. World.
MURDER NEAR CINCINNATI.
A Man In a Buggy Shot by Highway
men The Horse Runs Away with the
Corpse and the Expected Ilooty.
Cincinnati, February 8. A terrible tragedy
was committed here last night one of the most
horrible iu the history of Cincinnati.
Mr. James Hughes, the cashier and book
keeper of R. B. Smith and Co., coal dealers, left
the city In his buggy last evening, according to
custom, his residence being three miles and a
halt northwest of the city. He was tracked by
two or three highwaymen, it Is supposed, and
when he reached a lonely soot he was shot
through the head nnd Instantly killed.
The horse took fright at, the report and ran
away, the corpse still clinging to the vehicle,
and the murderers failing in their designed rob
bery. The horse was stopped by some residents
on the road, and the body, still warm, was re
moved. The murderers escaped. No trace ot
them has been discovered so tar.
Mr. Hughes was a hiyhlv respected citizen.
He was sixty-nine years old, and leaves a family.
National Cemeteries.
A Washington correspondent of the Rochester
Democrat furnishes the following Information
from official sources:
"There are in the command of General
Thomas the following national cemeteries:
"At Natchez, one of six acres, containing
2500 dead.
"Vicksburg, one of twentv-five acres, con
taining about 15,000.
"Memphis, twenty-five acres, about 12.000
graves. The dead trem Columbia, Kentucky, to
Helena, Arkansas, along tne Mississippi, Mre
gathered here. From Helena to Grand Gulf
they are inferred at Vicksburg.
"Corinth has one ot twenty acres, containing
about (i000 graves.
"Pittsburg Landing, twelve a;res and 4000
graves. This contains the dead from up and
down tne xennessee river, tort Doneisou,
twenty acres and 3500 graves, containing all the
dead ot that field, and all aloug the Cumberland
below Nashville. Nashville, sixty-two acres,
1K.000 prnves. ThiB contains the bodies from
many host itala, and a wide region of country.
"Stone River, sixteen acres and 5000 graves.
Chattanooga, seventy-five acres and nearly
12,000 graves. Kuoxville, four acres and 3000
graves.
"Marietta, Ga., twenty-five arres and 10,000
graves. Andersonville, about 15.000 graves.
Millen, 1000 graves; small enclosure. Savan
nah, aOOO graves; Cumberland Gap, Ky., 350
graves; Loudon. 300; Mill Springs, over 500;
PerryviUe,1200; Camp Nelson, 1500; Lebanon,
750.
"In city cemeteries there are collected at
Coviugton, Ky., 600 dead; Lexington. 1000;
Richmond, 600; Danville, 400. At Columbia,
Tennessee, there are 1200 graves.
"At Montgomery, Ala., about 600 graves; m
Mobile, 1000."
The Directory of Berlin.
F.very year, says the Fall Mail Gazette, brings
its new "Post Office Directory," and some
curious observers are always found to count tbe
number of familiar names and note the varieties
of strange ones. This has just been done wit h
the Berlin Directory. We are not surprised to
hear that in the capital of Prussia there are
12U7 persons who bear the name of Schulz, and
i29 who bear the name of Muller. Schmidt has
representatives, Meyer 600, and Lehman 474.
After these classical names we come on a very
large class ot persona who take their titles from
menial offices.
There Mre 474 Vintners, 254 Cooks, and 197
Bakers; 165 Colliers and 284 Fishers. Animals
alsj give names to various classes. Of Haro
there are 114, and of CocUs 140: 96 Staes and
84 Foxes; 78 Goats, 6 Oxen, 6 Bheep, with 38
Butchers. We uext come to 34 Pike, 30 Kagles.
12 Storks. 2 Sparrows, 36 Finches, and 13
Nightingales. The seasons are unequally dis
tributed, there being onlyl Sprlug to 82 'Sum
mere, 83 Autumns, and 56 Winters. So we
tnouut up to 14 Popes, 48 Knights. 21 Counts,
30 Dukes, 110 Kings, and 65 Kmperors.
Heavy Lees The pecuniary loss ariBlng from
tbe cattle plague in England is estimated at
3,600,000. .
Rosa Bonheur is decorated with the Cross
ot the Legion ot Honor.
Bishop Daggett preached in Richmond on
Sunday.
General Joseph E. Johnson was in Lynch
burg. Va., on Tuesday, en route for Selma, Ala.
Philippe Le Bon, a French Engineer, dis
covered the use of gas.
Lord Brougham is the oldest member of the
BOjal Society.
ThDuke ot Devonshire is M,
THIRD EDITION
From Fortress Monroe.
Foktbrss Monbor, February 7. The schooner
General Grant, from Baltimore for New York,
with a cargo of corn, arrived here to-day, and
reported having been twenty days stuck in the
Ice in the Chesapeake hay, anil was uninjured,
having been in the harbor ot Sharp's Island.
She reports having seen, last Tuesday, an un
known schooner ashore at Poplar Island, appa
rently cut through, and the ice piled up against
her as high as her mil. The schooner was one '
of aboat 160 tons burden.
The Baltimore steamers have commenced
running regularly on tbe bay again.
The steamers Thomas Kelso and George Ieary
arrived here this morning. Both of these
steamers left here this evening for Baltimore.
The steamer Planter arrived at Norfolk from
Baltimore, bound to Moorhead City, N. C, with
ordnance store".
The weather is unsettled, the wind being from
the eastward.
Death Warrant Signed by Gov. Geary.
Harfisbcro, February 9. Governor Geary
to-day Issued a warrant for the evecution of
Alexander B Wiley, of Luzerne county, ou
Friday, March 15. Wiley was convicted and
sentenced to b" hung lor the murder of Alick
Mcllwee, last May.
Arrest of the Robbers of the Duncannon
Iron Works.
Harrisbcrq, February 9. A telegraphic des
patch from Pittsburg announces the arrest of
three men suspected of committing th heavy
robbery at the Duncannon Iron Works, on
Thursday last.
Flection at Heading. '
Reading, February 9. At the municipal elec
tion held in this city yesterday, William H. Ger
nand, Democrat, was elected Mayor by 320 ma
jority over Henry Van Rued, Republican. There
was a very light vote cast.
Shipment of Specie.
New York, February 9. The outward bound
steamers to-day carry cut the following amounts
of specie: Steamer Europe, $150,000: City of
Paris, $65,000; Union. $1000. Total, $216,000.
HEAVY ROBBERY IS A RAILBOAD CAR.
A Western Gentleman Robbed of $8000
In av Broadway Car Desperate En
counter with One of the Alleged
Thieves.
A robbery of a most daring character was
perpetrated at a late hour ou the night of the
7lh lust. It appears that Mr. M. M. Laramy, a
wealtny genlleuiau or Chicago, and agent of the
Chicago Glass Works, who is ut tne present
time stopping pi the Fifth Avenue Hotel, had,
on the night in question, In company with, a
few trlends, paid a visit to the Winter Garden. .
After the conclusion of the performance he
left the theatre and took the cars, with the in
tention of proceeding to his hotel. .The car
which he entered was considerably crowded.
and in consequence he was obliged to content
himself with a place on the rear platform.
During tbe progress of the car he noticed that
several individuals who were also occupants of
the platform kept pushing against each other,
us if with tlie intention of obtaining more room.
He thought nothing of the circumstance until
the car reached the corner of Twenty-second
street and Kroadwny, when, hearing a bystander
make a casual remaric about pickpockets and
thieves, and tne dangers of traveling ou the city
curs, the thought recurred to him that he had a
large amount ol money aoout mm.
lie accordingly commenced an examination
ot his pockets, when, to his utmost cousterua
lion, ne discovered nis pocket-DooK was miss
ing. With up-raised hands, und in a most de
spondent toue, he exclaimed, "My God I am
lobbed of $8000 !" Mr. George Christy, who was
standing on the cross-walk ut the time the car
was passing, und hearing the remark, directed
his alte.itlou to the front platform, from which
lie observed a young man, apparently one of
the "cly-taklng" fruieruity, taking his depar
ture. Mr. Christy followed the man to the Fifth
avenue, who, imuglnlng there was no one on
his trull, walked off lu the most unconcerned
manner possible. Alter walking a short distance,
lie started ou a brisk trot, when Mr. Christy,
thinking matters had come to a turning point,
stepped up to him, and seizing him by the col
lar, exclaimed "You are my prisoner." Upou
this the muu turned around and gave Mr.
Christy a blow, almost knocking him down. A
severe tussle then took place, and the thief suc
ceeded in freeing himself, and started off at a
brisk run, Mr. Christy following, crying out,
".Slop thlel! stop thief!"
While passing Twenty-second street Mr. War
ren, Superintendent of the Detective Police
Agency, hearing theories, and seeing a mau
coming in his direction, rushed across the
street, when a second encounter took place,
and the runaway found his match. During the
progress of the struggle, au officer belonging to
the Kighteenth Precinct came up, and rendered
assistance In capturing the desperado. He was
pluced In charge of the otllcer, and Messrs.
Warren and Christy then commenced a search
for the mibsiug properly, thinking that us none
had been louud on the person of the thief,
lie might have thrown It away while endeavor
ing to make his escape, so ns to leave no evi
dence aguiust him if he got "pulled," but this
was un old dodge with the detective, as after u
lailhful search u roll of bills aud severul coupous
detached from iSM bonds were dlscoveied ou the
sidewalk. These were handed over to thr officer
iu churge of the prisoner. Arriving at the sta
tion house u sllll further search was instituted,
resulting, however, lu the finding of only u tew
bills and a number of suspicious looking keys.
A'l'ho prisoner's nurae is John Bronsou alius
Charles Brown, and la represented as a despe
rate character, one of the most expert pick
pockets In the city, aud a dangerous fellow.
The pocketbook containing 8000 Paraguay val
ley gold mining stock and &S00 In money, has
not as yet been obtained, and the belief Is thut
it was passed to oue of bis "pals" during the
confusion. Kudeavors were made to mf.ke the
prisoner disclose his confederates, but ail at
tempts In this direction proved unavailing.
The uftuir Is at present lu tbe hands of the de
tec 1 1 v w-iVJWte
Grand Gift Concert Man in Trouble. They had
a grand gift concert sensation in Wilmington,
Delaware Southern Emigration Company
$200 000 to be given away on February 21t
the whole thins a humbug, and the "secretory"
in tail. The scheme was advertised exteuslvdy,
and, as ur.uai, lots of greenbacks were sent by
preenies through the mails to enrich tne specu
lators. Earthquake in Belgium. Several shocks of an
earthquake, which lasted some seconds, were
felt at Spa, in Belgium, towards noon on the
2d of January the day ot the great earthquake
in Algeria.
Milwaukee Tanneries Tbe Milwaukee yews
has a lone account of the tanneries of Mil
waukee, some twenty In number, which last
vear manufactured some 2,200,000 pounds of
leather, worth about $1,600,000.
""Grand Army of the Republic There sre said
to be fifty thousand members of the Grand
Army of tbe Republic In Ohio. The State Con
vention meets ou Thursday in Columbus.
Buffering on the Plains Reports from the
Plulm say the recent cold weather caused much
suffering. Many men have been badly frozen,
and it is feared that whole trains will be loet.
Minnesota Fur Trade A Minnesota paper
says that furs have never been so plenty in that
Btste and oa its northern frontier as the present
year.
Sheep Poisoned by "White Clover. At Tiche
yllle, in France, recently, fifty-two sheep out of
a flock of one hundred and twenty-nine, were
poisoned by eating some white clever,
LEGAL INTELLIGENCE. '
Court of Quarter Sessions Judge i,nd
low. This morning the Court, Instead ofgolnc
on with the usual Saturday business, took un
the trial of William H.Clayton and John A
Cooley upon a charge of the larceny of t350QL
belonging to Adontram Fall. Mr. Fall and a
Mr. Wlllard, both of MontanaTerrltory, arrived
In this city on January 1, and slopped at the
Mercnnuts' Hotel.
While silting iu the barroom that evening, ay
man named Meyers and the defendant
Clayton enme In, aud proposed taking a walk.
Meyers, who had seen Wiliurd, introduced'
Clcytou to blm, and Wlilnrd introduced him to.
Fall. After taking several drinks at the hotel,
they started out, and upon the suggestion of
Meyers they went Into a bawdy house in Han
som street. In there Fall showed his money to
, n I plu nn1 ariA.wa.Hl lint HflWn hv t.h. llria
of oue oi them. He afterwards stood at a piano,
with a number of the girls around him. Ha
drank wine, etc., there, uud started out. ,
On leaving this nouse tney starved into art
other of the same character, and there Clayton
left the party. Fall, Wlllard, and Meyers started
down Chesnut street. When they carne to the
corner of Nluth and Chesnut streets, Meyers
proposed to go into a cellar to drink. They
went Into tbe cellar, und there saw Clayton,
Cooley, and several others sitting In a corner.
Meyers called these parlies up to drink, aud
while they were standing at the bar, there was
a Jostle In the crowd standing around Full.
1 uey sinned out oi tne saioon, ana on rescu
ing the street Full discovered and mentioned
the loss of his money. At the bar, Clayton was
standing next to Full, and when Full said he
had lost ins money, ne Degun to edge away iroin
the party and ran away.
lie was arresieu ino next morning at me
saloon on the northwest corner of Ninth, and
Chesnut streets; Cooley on the night or January
2. Cooley went to a mnn to redeem a diamond
ring, aud gave him a $500 bill. When he was
arrested aud told of the money be had been
seen to have, he said at nrst that he had bor
rowed $180 from a friend In New York,' after
wards that he had borrowed S 100, and again J'JoO.
As to Cooley, the defense showed that It was
no rare thins for him to be seen with large sums
of money, aud on New Year's day he was seen
witn several nunoreus oi ooiiars. un iriui.
Supreme Court Chief Justice Woodward,'
nnd Judges Thompson, Htroug, Head, and
Agnew. The exceptions to the answer of Judge
iStroud to the mandamus served upon hi in
were argued. This ufl'uir rose out of a ease la
the District Court. The case was that of Hchloss
vs, Conrow, which was tried three different
limes, the two first of which there were verdicts
for the plaintiff, and the third a verdict for de
fendant. )
PlaiutlfT presented a bill of exceptions to
Judge Stroud's charge for him to seal, Judge
Stroud refused to seul the bill, and an applica
tion was made to the Supreme Court for a writ
of mandamus, commanding Judge Stroud to
confess or deny, which writ was granted and
served. Judge Stroud made answer, confessing
aud avoiding, and the exceptions to the answer
were argued. Blddle for Judge Stroud; Boilers
against.
FINANCE AND COMMKBOl.
Office op ths Eveniho Tbleokaph, I
Saturday, February 8, 1867. J
The Stock Market was very dull this morning,
but prices were steady. Government bonds
were tirmlv held. 6s ot 1881 sold at 108; and 7-30
at 1054; 1U0 was bid for 10-40s; and 108 for old
6-20s. City loans were in fair demand; the new
issue sold at 100i.
Railroad shares were inactive. Re&dlng-sold
at 624, a slight advance on the closing price last
evening; .Northern Central at 4C j, a decline of i;
and Camden and Am boy at 131, no change;
574 was bid for Pennsylvania Railroad; 33 for
Littla Schuylkill; 6G$ for Minehill; 35 for North
Pennsylvania; 63 for Lehisrh Valley; 30 for
Elmira common: 41 for preferred do.; 29 for
CatawiBsa preferred; 64 for Philadelphia and
Baltimore; and 30 for Philadelphia and Erie.
City Passenger Railroad shares continue
dull. Thirteenth and Fifteenth sold at 104. 66
was bid for Tenth and Eleventh ; 31 for Spruce
and Pine; 50 for Chefmut and Walnut; 71 for
West Philadelphia; 14 for Hestonvllle; 27 for
Girard College; 12 for Ridge Avenue; and 28 lor
Germantown. ;
Bank shares continue in good demand for in
vestment at lull prices, but we hear of no sales.
153 was bid for Philadelphia; 136 for Farmers'
and Mechanics': 100 for.'Northern Liberties; 33 for
Mechanics'; 100 for Kouthwark; 31J for Manu
facturers;' 41 for Consolidation; and 68 for Com
monwealth. In Canal shares there was very little doing.
Lehigh Navigation sold at 54, a slight decline;
22 was bid lor Schuylkill Navigation common,
32jfor preferred do.; 119 for Morris Canal pre
ferred; 12( for Susquehanna Canal; and 54 for
lor Wyoming Valley Canal.
Quotations of Gold 10J A. M., 137); 11 A. M.,
1302: 12 M.. 137J: 1 P. M.. 137, a decline of j on
the closing price last evening.
PHILADELPHIA STOCK EXCHANGE SALR3 T0 DA1T
Keporled by Debuven & Dro., No. 40 B. Third street
FIRST BOARD.
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Messrs. William Painter & Co., bankers, No.
3C South Third street, report the following rates
of exchange to-day at 12 o'clock: U.S. 6s, 1881,
coupon, 1081108J ; U. 8. 6-20s, coupon, 1862,
ll'8j108J; do., 18G4, 106i107; do., 1865, 1074
(3107$; do. new, 1051054; 10-40s, coupon. 1004
100j ; U. S. 7-308, 1st series, 105j105j;.
do., 2d series, 1051054; 3d series, 105 1054..
Messrs. De Haven & Brother, No. 40 South.
Third street, report the following rates of ex
change to-day at 1 P. M.: American g'd, 1374
1374; Silver s and 4s, 132; Compound Interest
Notes, June. 1864, 174; do., July, 1864, 164; do.,
August, 1864, 164; do.. October, 1864, 154; do.,
December, 1864, 14 ; do., May, 1865, 12; do.,
Auerust, 1866, 11: do., September, 1865, lOi; do.
October, 1865, 104.
Philadelphia Trade Report.
Saturday, February 9. There is no Improve
ment to notice In the Flour Market. There la
no. demand for shipment, and the home con
sumers manifest no disposition to purchase be
yond immediate wants. Sales of a few hundred
barrels, chiefly Northwestern extra, at tll
12-50, Including Pennsylvania and Ohio do. do.
at $ll-7513-50, Including" 200 barrels Lancaster
county at tlVQ0l2, fancy brands at lU-oOQlC-SO,
extra at 99($10-50, and superfine at S8'75. Rye
Flour may be quoted at $7. Nothing doing la
Corn Meal.
There Is very little Wheat offering, and good
and prime late are in steady demand, while
common grades are netclected. Sales of 2000
bushels Pennsylvania red at 2-802-90, South
ern do. at tm'i 'JO, and .100 bushels California at
;!;). Rye sells at $l kVal as v bushel. Corn U
active, with sales of 10,000 bushels yellow at 90o.
for Pennsylvuulu. and WJc. for Southern. OaU
are selllntr al 5657c. V bushel. 000 bushels
Jinrley Mall sold ul J14, and 500 bushels Hurley
at $1-35 for two-rowed.
Provisions are quiet, but prices remaia with
out change. Sales or 60 tierces pickled Hams at
l.to 130., and 150 tierces Lard at Vlo.
Nothing doing In Whisky, and prices are
nominal.
Raising- the Salary of Judges. A bill has been
Introduced Into tbe Minnesota Legislature to
raise the salary of its Supreme Court judges.
They now receive only $2000 a year. It is pro
posed to increase their salaries 0 $3000.
A Good Tear's Business There were received
at Toledo during the year 1866. by lake and rail
road, 85,488,849 feet of black walnut lumber,
142,340,600 feet of pine lumber, 4D,6tffl,200 lath,
and 41,076,W) shingle.
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