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Richmond Examiner, Jan. Oth, says:
" Latest frotn Murfreesboro'. To General S.
Cooper. Sir : We have retired from Mur
freesboro' in perfect order. All the stores are
(saved. About four thousand Federal prison
ers, five thousand stand of small arms and
twenty-four pieces of cannon have already
been received here.
(Signed) B. S. Ewell.
"Gen. Bragg has fallen back to Shelbyville,
twelve miles this side of Murfreesboro'. The
enemy, after his reverses, was strongly rein
forced, turned upon our army and drove them
"The whole number of prisoners in Richmond
yesterday was sixteen hundred and eighty-six,
distributed as follows : At Libby, 1200; Cas
tle Thunder, 250; Castle Lightning, 108; ne
gro hospital prison, 147 among whom arc
113 deserters from the Yankee army. Twenty
prisoners of war wore received at Richmond
yesterday from Black water. Every prisoner
admitted into Castle Thunder undergoes in
" Brought to Richmond. Twenty-odd con
scripts arrived from Petersburg yesterday, in
charge of Lieut. Branch, and marched to Camp
Lee, to be instructed in the military art."
Richmond DUpateh, Jan. 6th says : "Gen.
Bragg baa certainly retreated to Shelbyville,
thtrly miles Irom his victory at Murfreesboro'.
But ir he has retired (that is the fashionable
phrase on our side as the ' change of base' is
on the other) to Shelbyville, he has thrown
East Tennessee entirely open to the Yankees.
If Gen. Rosecrans once gets possession of it,
200,000 men cannot dislodge him."
A humorous North Carolina soldier says
Newbcrn is indeed a New England city, and
when one reflects upon the preponderance of
the colored inhabitants, he cannot help com
paring it to a Yankee hasty pudding, garnish
ed with blackberries.
The editor of the Wapakonetta Democrat
in his distress and anguish of soul, publishes
the following :
Wanted. Hoop poles, shoe pegs, old boots
cat fish, saur kraut, corn husks, saw dust, py
cupine quills, buckwheat cakes, knife bla?s
marbles, watch keys, matches, gun capp."re
crackers, pea nuts, pig ears, toothpick cigar
stumps, snapping turtles, old straps, alnuts,
mowing scythes, wagon wheels, dr113' e.s
jewshat ps; shoe strings, horse sr051' bees in
the hive, old pocket books, (fu of money),
postage stamps, bank check shinplastcrs,
good bank bills, and all othe"lnds of country
produce taken at this offic,n payment of sub
scription, eta, at the hp' market value.
The Raleigh papef wwert, on tho authority
of that 'intelligeu'contraband" who ran away
from this city, Gen. Butler is is command
at this Post.
Prenthr. f 'he Louisville Journal, has a
son, in "c rebel army. A friend meeting him
in Diyc, on his way to Louisville, asked him
whe'he should say to his family. He replied,
father that I am fat, saucy, ragged, and
lebellious." The saucy fellow was wounded
An enthusiastic Frenchman prop iscs to
build a railroad from Paris to Pekin. Fifty
millions of dollars are to be expended in tun
Tho N. Y. Commercial describes the new
submarine battery lately completed there, as
resembling a large dry goods case, with an ad
dition on one side, in which the port-hole,
through which the gun protrudes, is situated.
Send your little child to bed happy. What
ever cares press, give it a warm goodnight kiss
as it goes to its pillow. The memory of this,
in the stormy years which fate may have in
store for the little one, will be like Bethlehem's
star to the bewildered shepherds.
Hero is what was uttered in our national House
of Representatives, nearly fifty years ago, by
Joseph Pearsons, a Representative from North
Carolina Ho was advocating a measure for tho
prosecution of the war with England, and de
nouncing party spirit. After asserting that this
spirit, in the name of liberty, would accomplish
certain evils, he proceeds:
" When this event happens, there will be dis
persed through this nation a host of hireling
editors of newspapers, busily engaged in putting
their employers, and moulding and fashioning
public sentiments by deception to snit their views.
The country will swarm with little demagogues,
whose appropriate business will be to sound the
praise of their leaders and misguide public senti
ment ; playing, at the same time, the part of syco
phants to their leaders, and the deceiveis of the
people ; looking for their reward, and willing to
do sent here and wire-worked by tho great politi--i
jugglers n tne way which may baat suit their
purposes. In those days, every sentiment deem
ed important hy the leaders will be made a test,
an article of political orthodoxy, and all who will
not assent will be considered as heretics it will
not bo enough that a man is attached to the Con
stitution of his country, and that he has acquired
a character for integrity and good sense ; he mast
praise his leaders hib sentiments must be in per
fect accordance on all points. When this
crisis arrives, this hall, which ought through all
time bo the great watch-tower of liberty from
which the language of tho patriot might be beard
in the voice of warning, and from which the rays
of political truth might bo shed abroad by open,
fair and manly disi ussion will, on favorite oce
sions, be silent as death ; by the nse of the pre
vious questions, and upon the ready plea of the
necessity of dispatching business, discussion will
be silenced, and this hall present ts the eve a col
lege of silent recorders. Then will the rights of
all who havt independence of mind to disapprove
of the course of a partv, however muck it merit
consist of obedience to their will."
f tntt Aaiilo-Naios nt I'orllim d
PoktiaND, Tnesday.Jau t, 1808.
Tho steamship Anglo-Saxon, from Liverpool
Dee. 18, via Londonderry Dec. U, arrived here
this morning. News anticipated.
Disaster to the Steamship Jtrftn Tiiil
The Anglo-Saxon left Liverpool Hec. IS, and,
owing to a terrible storm did nut reach London
derry until the 21st (Sunday. J Dec. 28, in
latitude 52, longitude 36, fell in with the
p nmship John Bell, from Glasgow, for Portland
and New York, which h.-id lost her rudder and
screw. Laid by her thirty hours, then took her
passengers off, and proceeded. Tho John Bell
was sound, and having rigjjod a temporary rud
der, returned to Glasgow.
Tbc MlrniUMhip t'nlrdoui a.
Rostov, Jan. 0. The steamship Caledonia
has broken in two ; "00 tuns 'f her cargo will
be iuV'jd tn a iduij. a coatlitiotL
I i;il!( nTU KAH0T TEW.
Forward Uotement in Three Columns Ob
ject of tic Raid Brilliant Dash hy Major
Foley A Rebel Camp Broken Up Itehel
Lotus 183 A Complete Surprise The Knox
Title Ezpeditinn not Heard From Prepara
tion to Receive Morgan lie in Exjjcctid to
Correspondence of the Cincinnati Gazette. J
Danville, Kv., Dec. 31. Two expeditions
were sent, by order of General Granger, last
week southward one in command of General
Carter, and one detached from Colonel Gilbert's
brigade at Richmond, in command of Lieutenant-Colonel
Wilson, of the Forty-fourth Ohio.
As their missions are no doubt accomplished
ere this time, it is no longer improper to speak
of them. Gen. Carter's command diverged
toward Manchester. Colonel Wilson's pro
ceeded to Loudon, and thence he dispatched
two bodies of cavalry into Tennessee by differ
ent routes to surprise and break up the rebel
camps known to be about Big Creek Gap and
in Scott and Campbell counties, Tennessee ; to
proceed to Knoxville and Strawberry Plains,
cut telegraphs, burn and destroy bridges, ot'C.
In a word, the two last expeditions bad in
structions to play havoc generally.
The command of Maj. Foley, Tenth Ken
tucky cavalry, via Williamsburg, has returned
to Loudon, and reports to Gen. l'aird the most
complete success. On Sunday he surprised
a rebel camp of 800, in Campbell county', and
demolished it. The surprise was most com
plete ; for, without the loss of a man killed or
rilinded- Ha killed 80 vennndprl A9 tnnlr f,7
prisoners, and captuaad 1 -
ed their entire camp, arms, stores, &c The
other detachment, under Mai. Brown of the
Tenth Kentucky cavalry, via Barboursvil
and Boston to Kncxville. has not retur
fieri f?arter bnc nnt rennrfod Kfift rtn rights
are entertained as to the success of thenter
The most intense prcitemnnt narvails here
in relation to that uhiniiitnns ..arauder. John
Mo-gan, whom rumor has lr-ated a" over the
State. As the popular o"10" r bagging
rebuls has not heretofore met with that bril
liant success generally promised by the pro
jector, it is not consi'rcd sa,e jn any circle to
propose too much yuvauce, in mat particu
lar branch of milrT skin- Yet. nevertheless,
John is getting lnto awkward quarters if in
formation rccd here is correct. This morn
ing he wv reported within seven miles of
Harrodsl' luarcuuig mis way. j-ietiers
were iprcepted, the tenor of which rendered
such ' evcnt not improbable. Other rumors
p0u.ed to Lexington as his next past town ;
ht Stanley is behind him, the ferries are de
ixoyod, and the only bridge he can cross over
tho Kentucky nr is amply guarded. He
must get out seme way, and this seems the
most plausible one, as more of his spies left
this morning, and ho now knows precisely the
strength and disposition of Gen. Baird's forces;
but he does not know the locale of Col. Gilbert
and his veterans. John will strike a very
sharp, rudo snag, when he luns against Old
Iron Sam, as tho boys caii him.
From Havana and Mexico.
Ttaa Biege of IN tibia by Ihe French t'om
mraced march of at t n in li Diviaioa
upon the City ef Plrxico Other .'love
mrnli mf Vrtsck Troop. Orcal Rrlig
iaas Festival ml Cardeaaa.
Havana, Jan. 2, 1863.
We have at last some news from Mexico.
Our latest dates are up to the 25th ult, from
Vera Cruz, brought by the French man-of-war
Jura. We are told that one division of the
French army had commenced the siege of
Peubla, and that another had started towards
Mexico. Comonfort and Doblado have united,
and marched to that city for its defense.
The famous iron-clad French steamer Nor
mandie arrived on the 24th, and brought us
the news that the French arm' had commcne
ed to move on Peubla. They have tried fight
ing the Mexican, and now propose starving
them. Certainly the French eagles are win
ning lam els on this side of the Atlantic. The
troops 1 wrote you had returned to Tampico,
have been sent to Jalapa, en route for Peubla.
The communications between Vera Cruz and
Oriziba were open. The French had construct
ed a bridge at Soledad. Some 1,000 mules had
arrived at Vera Cruz from this island, and New
York, and from the latter place liai also arriv
ed 250 carts, Hav we a right t&complain o f
European neutrality, when we aid France in
conquering Mexico f Monroe and justice for
gotten. On the 13th ult. the rumor was quite cur
rent in Vera Cruz that Gen. Douai had arrived
with his division at Amozec, a short distance
from Peubla. This is the rendezvous of Gen.
Fore-y, and is to be his headquartcas till he
Gen. Berthier had left Jalapa with his divis
ion marching towards Perote, whence he is to
proceed to Amezoc.
The French steamer Tampico did not arrive at
Santiago de Cuba till the 27th, fonr days behind
hand. She brought no news. She carries to
Franco tho officers and crew of the wrecked
steamer of war Chaptal. Twelve thousand men
had advanced twelve leagnes from Orizaba. Gen.
Forey has asked for another reeufoiecment of
Two men who were carrying mails and goods
from Vera Cms to Jalapa were assassinated at
The French men of war, it seems, are not to
return to Franco for their armaments ; they are
to bo brought to be brought to these waters.
Prom l'nerto Kico we have dales to tho 22d
nit. Nothing of importance had transpired.
The grand feasts of Cardenas, in honor of the
erection of a statue to Columbus, commenced on
the 25th nit, with great pomp. Tho Bishop ar
rived at ;5 p m. Several companies of soldiers
and several vessels of wnr wem eui iu cfdenas
to give greater solemnity to the occasion. Floods
of people rolled into the city from every direc
tion every house, hotel, room, and corner wero
crowded. The fair, or bazar, was daily and night
ly atrended (for the holiday lasted till the 28th)
The returns have not been made up as yet, but
the amount received must be quite a handsome
one. It is to be devoted to a charity hospital.
Matanzas has also had her hsear, though not 80
well attended as that of Cardenas.
The Enixrar ef Rasain and bia Kefbroia
At a recent reception given by the Emperor of
Russia to the nobles at Moscow, be addressed
them as follows :
"It Is particularly agreeable to me, gentleman,
to see yon assembled in our ancient capital, which
is donbly dear to me as it was my cradle. I am
satisfied to be able to repeat to you what I said to
the nobles of Novogorod on the day of the cele
bration of the thousandth anniversary of the Kus
1 am accustomed to pbico my confidence in
the sentiments of devotion of our nobility an
unshakeu devotion to the throne and to the
country, of which it has so often given proofs by
its acts, especially at periods of sad trials for our
country, as was only recently the case.
14 1 am sure, gentlemen, that our nobility will
J contiiino to be the most hrm support ot the throne.
1 as it always has been and ought to be. This is
why I put my trus'. in you, gentlemen, in your
unanimity in aiding mo in everything which
tends to the welfare and power of our country.
May God aid us iu this task, and may His bless
ing he with us 1 And you, gentlemen, members
of the nobility of Moscow, know that I hold it a
special honor to be one of ouas proprietor of
i this province. I thank you for your cordial wol
' come, which i know how to appreciate.'
i This appeal of the Emperor to the nobles is
I a id to hare produc. . a great elloct upou the
i j souihly.
Mr. Hriubl on Ancritnn Affair.
Messrs. Scholeficld and Bright, members of
Parliament for Birmingham, have been address
ing their constituents, and the American ques
tion was, ol course, their leading theme.
Scholeneld considered the secession of tTtf
Southern States an act of folly, but argued
that the southerners had a moral, if not a
legal, right to judge for themselves in the mat
ter. Amid much uproar and confusion, he
contended that the North was not sincere
its efforts against slavery, and would .sacrifice
slavery in order to maintain the Union, which
was a slave power. He said the duty of Eng
land was for the Government to recognize the
southern States. Inter ention meant war
mediation meant failure. He was for neither,
but for recognition as a question of policy and
prudence, on the ground that the South had
shown ability to maintain its independence,
and that the North could not subdue it. The
North could not be more hostile in feeling to
hnrrland than it was now.
Mr. Scholefield was brought to a premature
conclusion, owing to the uproar with which
his American sentiments were received.
Mr. Bright then addressed Jie meeting, and.
after expatiating on futureCotton prospects,
and holding up India the most hopeful
field, he came to the American question, and
said: " Had he knwn what his colleague
would say about America, he would have pre
pared himself tonswer it, or stayed away
from the meeng- But the great question
depended on" man's opinion. He defended
the action" e ivortn in ngnting against the
South. a" Mked whether England would not
resist"e taking byt Spain of the Rock ofj
Qnaii nuvaiimcuuB uuuiiuciubi ucaijr wmi
am.) J he President was only trying to
eep his oath, but the issue was in the hands
of God alone, who was bringing about a great
transaction in history. Ihe object of the
South and they began the war was to
maintain tho bondage of 4,000,000 of human
beings, and to perpetuate that bondage for
ever. Applause. A handful of whites wan
ted to lord it over countless millions of blacks,
made black by the hand that made us white
to trade, to buy, to break the hearts of ne
groes, and to close their hearts to that light
which separates them from the brutes.
They wanted to make chattels of men,
women and children, and this was the South
ern object of war. Applause. Was this to
be the foundation of new slave power f On
this audacious and infernal basis was England's
new ally to be built up ? Not even beggared
Lancashire, or the unenfranchised but not
hopeless millions of this country, would have
this to be so. It was not necessary that (be
North should like us ; but did the South like
us any better ?
Hostility to England was cherished and
stimulated by those who now led the Southern
rebellion. He represented the affair of the
Alabama as a violation of international law,
and contended that the outrages of that vessel
must embitter America against England.
Money and malice had been expended in vain
in Lancashire to create a feeling in favor of
the South. They were true to their principles
in spite of miles of leading articles written by
Liondon journalists who would barter every
human right to support their party.
Garibaldi, Kossuth, Victor Hugo, the poet
of freedom, and all European friends of free
dom declared that our sympathies should be
with the North, against the South. This was
the case everywhere, except in the island
famed for freedom, and this exception was be
cause the London pross was in the interest of
West hnd classes
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Mr. Bright then eulogized
the American Republic as the free home of the
working classes, with free vote and Tee career
for the humblest. There would be a wild
sbriek of freedom to startle all the world, if
that republic was overthrown.
A Paruaitrr flaaaMea A why
a Quarter mt
Arrests Among ihe Gamblers -Excitement in
sorting Circles A Large 1 art oj the
Major Isaac N. Cook, formerly of Marietta.
Ohio, and latterly a paymaster, in the United
States service, fcome time since fell into the
hands of gamblers and sustained considerable
losses. The story is the usual one that he
then entered upon the desperate enterprise of
making things even, and of course his losses
grew heavier as tie proceeded, until they
amounted to nearly a quarter of a million, the
sum being largely above two hundred thou
The fact of Major Cook's defalcation becom
ing known to the military authorities, the most
energetic efforts were made to recover the lost
Major Cook, it appears, had been a consci
entious bookkeeper, and had kept an exact ac
count of all his lossss. This enabled the Gov
ernment to get after the right parties.
Arrests were made simultaneously at Cairo,
Springfield, Columbus, Chicago, Cleveland,
and Louisville, tho principal gamblers being
picked up in each case, their diamond rings
gold watches, and ready money have been pos
. . ' , t., "... . ,!,, snort timeago, wueu insirirswira neic icwucu
esscd, and a number of the "twhef relation England to have the body ex
ihe "tiger" is displayed occupied by United, .. 9 . , pglh rn
a ates authority. AOout V;
1st n faraa rom:,.mv of the "sporting frater
nity left on the maiiboat for Louisville, under
arrest It seems reasonablo to conclude that
the Government will not, in the end, bo the
loser for any heavy amount, and it is possible
every dollar may be recovered.
The gamblers consider themselves an ill-used
set of individuals, but they knew, when win
ning money from Major Cook, that it Was not
his money, but that they were robbing the
Government, and some of them pursued him
in his travels. The gambling house of Wba-
ley in this city is reported to have taken near
$100,000 of the missing money. The houses
of Lewis and Correy are also in the scrape,
and represented on the trip to Louisville. Mc
Kelvey was nabbed at Cairo.
The Paymaster was not a green one. He
was, some years ago, a steamboatman, in the
Ohio trade. Afterward he was an agent of tho
Marietta Railroad in this city, and it is now
said that there were rumors ol a defalcation on
his part at that time. These facta have been
known to us for several days, and the publica
tion of the circumstance has been deferred
that the Government might have all the ad
vantages in levying upon the spoilers. The
case has, however, been talked over for three
days, and was yesterday nearly as well known
in the city as if it had been ventilated in the
newspapers. The authorities did not wish a
total suppression of the matter, and it is well
to tell such tales without adornment for the
moral that they point. Cincinnati Commer
cial. Johann Ludwig Uhbtnd, the distinguished
German poet, has just died in the seventy
sixth year of his age. No living poet in Ger
many is so widely read and so universally be
loved as was Chland, the great master of the
Saubian school. He is best known beyond
the boundaries of his native land for his beau
tiful ballads, in which tho charms of the age
of chivalry are so wonderfully reproduced.
Mrs. Maior Belle Reynolds, of Illinois, who
won her commission in the early part of the
war by bravery with her husband in battle.
participated in a recent review of our troops at
, La Grange, Tenn. She wore a very becoming
military costume and rode a spirited charger.
Alrocieaa 31 ardtr in Tram ,M-r.
A Clergyman Atsauinated at White's Creek
by Marauder in lJUguise.
The Nashville Union gives particulars of
the robbery and murder of Rev. Jefferson
Wagner, a clergyman of the Cumberland
Presbyterian church, by a party of men dress
ed in the costume of Federal soldiers :
Seven men, mounted on horses and dressed
as soldiers, crossed the river and passed the
pickets on the Louisville Branch pike between
seven and eight o'clock Saturday night, giving
the countersign at both places. They informed
tee pickets that they were going out on a
At about eleven in the evening they arrived
at the residence of the Rev. Jefferson Wagner,
on the Brick Church pike, seven miles from
the, city, and demanded ids money, threaten
ing his life. He went to the bed where his
inwilid wife was lying, got his money, which
was concealed there, amounting to about four
hundred dollars, and gave it to them. They
thn started to leave, but upon getting to the
gate, one of them called to Mr. Wagner to
know where his horse was. Mr. Wagner in
formed him that he did not know.
More threats were made and Mr. Wagner
went to the kitchen to arouse his negro man
to see whether he could find the horse. But
lie was not there. As this was going on. the
daughter of Mr. Wagner, a voune ladv. came
to the door with a lighted candle, when one of
tne party, in a very harsh manner, command
ed her to give him the candle and go back into
impression that she beard her father s voice
with the retiring party, and iirtnly belied
mat tney nad taken him on a prisoner. Two
hours and a quarter afterwards she heard a
knock at a door, when SPAS demanded to know
if it was her father who was there, when the
negro man informed her that her father was
kilied, and was then lying in the kitchen. He
had been shot in the chin, just below the
mouth, the ball taking fatal effect.
The alarm was gives, and the neighbors
came to the bouse. One of them, Judge
Whitworth went directly to the nearest pick
ets, about a mile from Nashville, and upon in
quiry ascertained that the party had but a
Short time previous to that passed that point
on their return to tho city. It has also been
ascertained that-.they passed the pickets at the
river. This occurred an hour or two before
; The daughter of the murdered man soys
iey were all dressed as soldiers, all with sky
Hue overcoats on except one, wfjo wore a
Jlack coat, and appeared to be an officer.
The assassins, after leaving Mr. Wagner's,
ent to the residence of-Mr. Enoch Cunning-
uj, woKe nitn up, gained admittance into his
kouse, and threatened to shoot him if he did
lot give up his papers and money. He gave
fhem all the money he had. From there they
(rent to tho residence of Mr. John Cartwright,
lut were refused admittance, when failing to
firce the door, they fired at the windows,
hey then went to the residence of another
jentleman on a similar errand.
f here is a fair prospect of relief for the cotton
fapine in England, in consequence of the lare
ativals ef the staple from India. The London
Hily News, in one of its " Trade and Finance'
aacles, says :
IT During the last month a reduction nf ahtn
10 IHHI K 1 .... 1 a l . Kk
i.-,-'" ubb uwuireu id tne siocKaa
U,oI the tota beinR nQw cMm, fft 864.050
1 Be dec ine mav he da" ome measure
tithe fact that the fall orrSCtook place from the
vor I) it ant poir;',tained by prices in the cotton
rwrKet in oepiemoer aaaaaea saaai mannta
twers to partially resume working. Looking a
liUe wav forward, we find that against this de
clho in the stock mav be Disced1, by way ot set
off the assurance that the quantity now on the way
olkis countryfrom the Last Indies is li0 UW ouicj,
fc$reas at this date last year it was only K'.OOO.
Now, by the preseut year's experience, 196,000
bales may be reckoned as sufficient for ten weeks
reduced consumption, so that matters will prob
lily not get worse, even if they do not mend.
India and charity still step in oetween ine upom
ive and starvation, and will continue to do so.
Messrs Dn Fay & Co. express a belief that our
cotton spinners and manufacturers n "u
come to the minimum of their production, which
means that the work people hare reached, the mini
mum of their employment ; and may we not hope
hat this represents tne maximum u T
Curious Petrification. Panama Star
tals the following curiou'-i!ory 1 It will be
reollected that about four yejrrj.:go, Mrs.
Kearny, wife of the hite JamesJCeMiny, died
ii this" city. Her husband attaVjMrfeu.bein g
merchant in Aspinwall, .h;u4 a zino coffin
in which she was placed, and also a
iatAtitv of alcohol, the whole then imbedded
incharcoal in a still larger coffin, for the pur
pose ot preserving her, as it was tier husband's
intention to have her sent to England ; but
shortly afterward he took sick himself and
died, and also his child. The body then re
mained in the cemetery undisturbed, till a
opening the coffin the body was found to be
petrified and perfectly marble-like, but strange
to say, as quick as tne air got to tne ooay, it
changed to a light copper color.
Large Fire at Lowell, IVInsx,
Boston, Jan. G, 186?.
A fire broke ont in Lowell this morning, which
partially destroyed the boiler aud coal house of
the Suffolk Corpoiation. Neither the boiler nor
engine was seriously damoged. A large amount
of machinory stored in the upper part of the
building was nearly ruined.
The Uu is .,tiitoA at ham -3Q,u00 to $3Ur
000, which is probobly insured in the Corpora
tion Mutual Insurance Company.
EF "Why, Pete, yon've got back from Dobb's
early : isn't Ruth tn horn ' " inquired a Yankee
girl of her awkward brother, who had started a
courting about an hour before. " Yaas, she was
there ; bull and the old man didn't agree very
well, so he gin me a hint, and I left' "A hint,
what, sort of a hint?" " Well, be opened the
door , and pointed down toward oar noasa, and
then kinder raised bis right foot as though he
was agoing to kick, and I felt so ashamed of soch
condnct before Ruth, that I started off without
saying another single word.
Heme after Baaiueaa Hour.
The road along which the man of business
travels in nnrsuit of competance or wealth, is not
a macadamized one. nor does it ordinarily lead
through pleasant scenes, and by well springs of
delight On the contrary, it is a rough and rug
eed path, beset with ' wait a bit " thorns, and
full of pitfalls, which can only be avoided by the
watchful cara of circumspection. After every
day's journey over the worse than rough turn
pike road, tho wayfarer needs something more
than rest; he requires solace; and he deserved
it. He is weary of the dull prose of life, and
athirst for the poetry. Happy is the business
man who can find that solaee and hat poetry at
home. Warm greetings from loving hearts, fond
glances f:om bright eyes, the welcome shouts of
ehi h ' e many thousand little arrangements
that siiei ' ly tell of thoughtful and expectant love,
the gentle ministrations that disencumber us into
an old and easy seat before we ara aware of it ;
these, and like tokens of aObction and sy.mpathy
constitute the peetry which reconciles us to the
prose of life. Think of this, ye wives and daugh
ters of business men ! Think of the toils, the
v ' ,.. , r; nnd wpsir that futht rs
undergo, to secure for you comfortable homes ;
and compensate them for their trials by making
them happy by their owu fireside. Enkange.
Three Days Later from Europe
THE AFRICA AT HALIFAX.
Keception of the News of the Fredericks
An Early Peace Considered
DISORDERS IN GREECE.
A Farther Advance ia Cotton Brend
Halifax, Jan. 9.
The steamship Africa, from Liverpool at 1
o'clock on the morning of the 27th, via Queens
town on the aath of December, arrived here
at o clock this morning. She did not call
off Cape Race. Her dates are three days later
.i .i , i . , -
msii muse aireauy received.
the Alnca has forty -one passengers for
Ihe Africa sailed at 2 o'clock this afternoon
lor Boston, where she will be duo on Saturday
Ihe Alnca reports: Snoke. on the OTlh of
December, the ship Adelaide, entering the nort
oi Liverpool ; ano on the 8th inst., lat. 4-5 deg
mm., ion. oo oeg. bts mm., steamship Great
The steamship China, from New York ar
nveu at yueenstown at 2 o clock on the morn
mg of the 27th of December.
Zldtita oS'fSfejPw Sty. Manchester, from
tne zotn ot December.
ine holidays had completely suspended
The political news is also a blank.
Ihe London Daily Seics editorially de
nouncos fr miserable spite which is constant
ly being mn, tn between Americans and Eng
nsnmen, which creates and sustains a risk of
war. It Iook.3 on the contributions to relieve
the Lancashire distress as an honest and true
manifestation of the abiding American feeling
1 I- , , , . . . . o
iuwaru r.ngianu, ana sots them against the
many belligerent threats, having nothing in
them but the passion of the moment. It con
cluds as follows :
vjn tne whole we rest in the conviction
that there will be no war between the two
countries, but whether there is war or not. the
responsibility for it already rests with these of
our country who, out of the repose of peace at
home, speak and write whatever is most irri
tating to a people subject to the irritations of
revolution ana war.
The steamship City of Manchester took out.
via Cape Kace, an accoant of the battle before
f redencksburgh on the 13 th of December.
Ihe London lams thinks that it is plain
mat uen. uurnsiae sullered a damaging re
pui.-c, uiu iuui n ne retrieves oy torce or
strategy What he has lost, he will prove him-
seu a great ueneral. Itenewed attacks upon
an enemy after a day's interval do not often
succeed, but he ruay possibly carry the works
of the enemy or turn them. If, however, he
snouio tan once more, he will put himself in
t - nost disas-: is position known to a Gen
era, and an enterprising army, according to
the rules of warfare, ought to destroy him
norse ara loot
The London Tinu again adverTs to and dis
sects the. -taort 'American diplomatic coitm.
po-iCe, and says had Secretary Seward con-
pwwou .rpuianon ne would not have
published many of these letters, which are
essentially private ones.
Writing before the battle of Fredericksburgh
the New York correspondent of tha London
es as one of the
noblest episodes of the war.
In a subsequent telegram, per the China, the
same correspondent pronounces the battle of
Frcdencksburgh as one ot the fiercest and de
cidedly the most calamitous of the war to the
Federal army. He says : "The Federal troops
fought with the most determined courage, but
the position of Gen. Lee was impregnable."
The Pope of Rome had sent 10,000 franca to
France for the relief of the distressed working-
men in the Department of the Lower Seine, as
a mark of sympathy and gratitudo foe tokens
of devotion received from France.
Rumors had been current of a proposeunew
treaty between France and Spain relative to
Mexico, but they are said to be without founda
tion. Cardinal Morlot, Archbishop of Paris, was
seriously ill, and bad received the "extreme
The Paris Bourse was flat, but closed firmer,
the Rentes being quoted at 89f. 90c.
Garibaldi arrived at Caprera on the 22d of
The Pope did not officiate at the Vatican on
Christmas Day, owing to a slight indisposition.
He, however, received the Diplomatic Cerps.
India, China and Australia.
The mails from Calcutta to Nov. 22, nong
Kong to Nov. 15, and Sydney to the 21st of
October, had reached England, and were for
warded per the Africa
The news is anticipated.
A Bombay telegram, of Dec 12, rrports
Shirtings dull. Cotton inactive. Exchange,
Cape of Good Hopei
Cape of Good Hope mails to the 21st of No
vember had been received in England. Ihe
news was unimportant.
The civil wnr in Transvaal had terminated
The Greek Question.
It is asserted that two of the great Powers
are not in lavor oi tne Ionian isianas oemg
ceded to Greece, on the ground that if the
present protectorate ceases, they would become
a permanent fbcus of insurrection.
The uncertainty as to the luture King wai-
giving rise to disorder in various parts oi
Latest Intelligence via Queenstoicn.
Liverpool, Saturday Evening, Dec. 27.
There is no political news of importance.
The China's news, giving the particulars of
the defeat of the Federal forces before Fred-
ericksburgh, has been the universal topic of
The friends of the North are greatly disap
pointed at the result of the battle.
The general deduction drawn in Liverpool
from the result was unfavorable for an early
The London Times again adverts to the ani
mosity of the Federals against England. It
assumes that lack of sympathy in England for
the war is the only cause of offence, and justi
fies that cause.
The London Daily News replies to a letter
from Mr. Buxton, Member of Parliament,
which that gentleman questions the effect of
Mr. Lincoln's Emancipation scheme, and savs
it prefers to believe that the salvation, both of
the negro and white race, will spring out ot the
war, rather than to accept Mr. Buxton s sinis
Commercial fewa per Africa.
HAVRE- Wednesday, Pec. 24.
Cotton- Sales of the week, 9.000 bales. !
Market firm and steady. New Orleans tres j
naire, 341 lrancs ; do. Oas, duo irancs.
Stock in port, 51,000 bales.
Losnos, Saturday, Dec. zt.
Messrs. Barings' Circular reports business
suspended in consequence of the holidays .
Breadstutfs firm. Iron dull. Sugy firni.
American Securities are not mentioned in the
Circular, there having been nothing done
The Pull ion in the Bank of England has de
Livehpool, Saturday, Dec. 27 Evening.
Business is still suspended by the holidays,
but there is talk of quiet transactions in Cut
ton at a further advance.
Breadstuff's arc quiet, but firmer.
LOKDOK, Saturday, Dec. 27 Evening.
The Stock Exchange resumed business to
day. Consols are quoted at the close at 921 a 92?
r.ne Shares, 42 a 43.
Illinois Centra! Shares, 42 a 41 discount.
Paris, Saturday, Dec. 27.
The Bourse is firm at 0'Ji: 90c. for the Rentes.
Prayiuaj to ihe Paiat.
It is related of a certain lawyer in New Eng
land noted for his over-reachings and short
comings that during a revival he came under
conviction, and requested prayers for the fur
therance of his conviction. This appeal was
responded to by one of the saints an eccen
tric but very pious old man honest, plain,
blunt, square-toed and flat-footed, who thus
went at it : " We do most earnestly entreat
thee, O Lord, to sanctify our penitent brother
here ; fill his heart with goodness and grace.
so that he may hereafter forsake his evil ways
riiit i.ath. . n do .know,
lowevcr, that itis required of hiui who Las
appropriated worldly goods to himself unlaw
fully and dishonestly, that he shall make res
titution fourfold ; but we do beseech thee to
have mercy on this our erring brother, as it
irould be impossible for him to do that, and
let him off for the best he can do without beg
garing himself entirely, by paying twenty-five
cents on the '.lar."
The next applicant at the same meeting was
an elderly maiden who got her living by going
nio ainerent lamilies and spuming lor them.
She, also, had been famous lor her short-com-
ings never giving full counts on her yarn ;
the forty threads to a knot was a point which
she never reached. The blunt old man thus
briefly disposed of her case: "Reform, O Lord,
the hcait of thy handmaid here before thee, wo
beseech thee ; and wilt thou enable her to
count forty !"
In this connection we are reminded of an
anecdote related of a country merchant Down
East, who was noted for his dishonesty. Sud
denly, and to the surprise of those who knew
him he became very pious and joined the ortho
dox church. One Sunday evening, while ex
horting the brethren, he remarked that he had
done many things for which he felt sorry, and
he deemed it his duly to make tull restitution
to those he had wronged. He therefore noti
fied all such that if they would call at his store.
e would do so. About 4 o clock the next
morning, a gentleman called at the merchant s
ouse and aroused him from his bed. Raising
the window, he demanded the business of his
visitor at that early hour in the morning :
" is this Mr. W r
" That is my name."
" Well, I understand rou have offered fo
make restitution to those you have cheated.
Yu a:iU remember that upon one occasion I
suffered by you to the extent of fifty dollars.
and I have called to get it."
VY hy did you not wait until proper hours
and then call at the store f '
Simply because I thought if I did, thcro
would be such a h 1 of a rush there that I
would not get anything I"
A IVnrrow Escape from Brggnry.
One of the Russian nobles a man of wealth.
but fearfully devoted to gambling endured in
ni"ht both the agony anu exultation
rbir-h form the leading incidents in a game
ster's life. Many years ago this nobleman
was well known in the fashionable circles of
London and Paris. He lost, in one night, all
his fortune at play ; he lost his money, his
houses, his lands, his jewels and even the car
riage which brought him to the gambling
house, and atterwaras tne oarsca m". ww-
attached to the carriage ; increditable as it
appears, he recovered the whole of his losses
hv staking the narness oi nis norses. r lim
ing that fortune had taken this friendly turn
in his favor, he instantly left off play, and as
a memento of his marvelous escape from beg
gary, he caused the harness to be put under a
glass case, and to stand in the most conspicu
ous part of his di awing-room at Moscow.
Amidst the thousands that are overwhelmed
by the infatuation of gambling it is pleasing
sometimes to meet wuu maam
men by a vigorons effort have aroused them
selves to a sense of their peril, and by tho
firmness arising out of the threatened desola
tion of their affairs, have saved themselves at
the twelfth hour. An English peer bad un
fortunately given himself up to this fearful
vice, and one night or, more correctly speak
ing one morning after a fearful run of ill
fortune, he refused to play any lenger, and
hastening to his home, he set about taking an
estimate of his affairs.
The result was, that he discovered that after
the payment of his enormous losses there
would be some thousands of pounds available.
He resolved to place himself oat of the way of
temptation therefore, the moment bankers
and othsrs were opened for business, he hasten
ed into the city, and before his return he had
secured by means of the residue of his property,
an annuity of 1000 for the remainder of his
life Having secured this annual income.
which kept him from poverty, he made a vow
never again to play, and faithfully kept hia
T'Tia TTartfonl and Nea?Haven railroad conr-
pauy have declared a quarterly dividend of threo
- . . . an 'i 'I. AAn.nMna
per cent, payable janonrj mf. "u wui(ij
assumes the government wo.- ,
P. M Weed. Rnnerintendent of the Hartford
and New Haven railroad, offers $100 reward for
the detection and punishment ol the rascals w no
threw stones at the down express train, at Flow
er st. crossing, Hartford, last Tuesday night.
Counterfeit five dollar bills on the Charter Oa
Bank, of Hartford, are in circulation in Albany,
so weii exeinted that some of the Albany brokers
have pronounced them genuina-
N. P-i :ncr &Co., of ITartford, have a contract
for making several hundred sword scabbards for
Ihe Mexican government, tho Collins Company
furnishing the blades-.
The New Haven Rank haa declared a semi
annual, regular dividend of fonr and a half per
cent., and an extra dividend of one per cent, ex
clusive of the government tax.
The Farmers' Bank, of Bridgeport, has declare)
ed a dividend of three per cent., iree of govern
ment tax, from the earnings of the last six months
payable on and after January 'J, 184.3. The Pe-nT,ru-lc
Hank has also, declared a three per
cent dividend, and the Bridgport City Bank a
dividend ef th'ee and a half per cent.
The Waterbury and Citizens' Bank have each
declared semi-aimual dividends of three and a
half per cent.
Tho steamer John Brooks lias been sold, and
withdrawn from the route between New lork
The Hartford X- New ITiven Railroad Com
pany have deel; red a dividend of three dollars a