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Richmond Examiner, Jan. Oth, says:
"Latest from M urfreesboro'. To General S.
Cooper. Sir : We have retired from Mur
frecsboro' 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 Shelbyvillc,
twelve miles this side of Murfreeslioro'. 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
tie Thunder, 250 ; Castle Lightning, 108 ; ne
gro hospital prison, 147 among whom are
' 113 deserters from the Yankee army. Twenty
, prisoners of war were 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 DU patch, Jan. 6th. says : "Gen.
Bragg has certainly retreated to Shelby villa,
thirty miles from his victory at Murfreesboro ,
' But if 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. Rosecrana once gets possession of it,
200,000 men cannot dislodge him."
A humorous North Carolina soldier says
Newborn 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 Wapakonctta Democrat
c in bis distress and anguish of soul, publishes
the following :
"Wanted. Hoop poles, shoe pegs, old boots.
cat usn, saur Kraut, corn husks, saw dust, por
cupine quills, buckwheat cakes, knife bla?a
marbles, watch keys, matches, gun caprire
crackers, pea nuts, pig ears, toothpicks cigar
. stumps, snapping turtles, old straps, alnuts,
. mowing scythes, wagon wheels, dr"3 "e.s
jewsharps; shoe strings, horse Krcsi hoes in
the hive, old pocket books, (fu of money).
postage . stamps, oanic cneck "!": n,
good bank bills, and all other'1"18 of country
' produce taken at this offiCn payment of sub
scription, etc, at the bis"" vaiue.
The Raleigh pap-sf assert, on the authority
of that 1intelligeir'contraband" who ran away
from this city, Gen. Butler is is command
at this Post.'
Prentipt f the Louisville Journal, has a
son, in 4o rebel army. A friend meeting him
in' Di, on bis way to Louisville, asked him
wh"he should say to his family, lie replied,
"ll father that I am fat. saucv. racked, and
ebellious," The saucy fellow was wounded
An enthusiastic Frenchman proposes 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 liko 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 the
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 puffing
their employers, and moulding and fashioning
public sentiments by deception to suit their views.
The country will swarm with little demagogues,
whose appropriate business will be to sound the
praise of their leaders and misguido 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
bo sent here and wire-worked by the great politi-
pnrposes. In those days, every sentiment deem
ed important by 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 be enongh that a man is attached to the Con
siitution of his country, and that he has acquired
a character fur integrity and good sense ; he mast
praise his leaders hU sentiments mast be in per
fect accordance on all points. When this
crisis arrives, this ball, which ought through all
time be the great watch-tower of liberty from
which the language of the patriot might be beard
in the voice of warning, and from which the rays
of political truth might bo abed abroad by open,
fair and manly dist u&sion 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 te the eve a col
lege of silent recorders. Then will the rights of
all who have independence of mind to disapprove
of the course of a partv, however much it merit
, consist of obedience to their will."
Arrival af tfts A R y I -nl Portland
I'lUtTtASK, Tuesday. .Inn i. ISKi.
The steamship Anplo-Saxon, from Liverpool
Dec. IS, via Londonderry Dec. ID, arrived here
this morning. News anticipated.
Dixusft r to the Steamship Jutin TltU
Tho Anglo Saxon left Liverpool Dee. 13, and,
owing to a terriblo storm did not reach London
derry until the '21st (Sunday.) Dec. iM, in
latitude 52s , longitude JM , foil in with tho
ftieiimshin John Hell, frum Glasgow, for Portland
and New York, whieli had lost her rudder and
screw. Laid bv her tliirtv lnHirs, then teok
passengers off. ami proceeded. The John lieil
was sound, and liaviu ricd a temporary rud
der, ruturued to Glasgow.
TIia mirniUMhip 4'nti'doiiia.
V.ostos, Jan. C. The s-teatnship Caledonia
lias broken in two ; V,00 tuns of her cargo Will
be iUYcd m a vliUiad. CvHl&tfcu.
THE liXlEUITIOIV IT EAT TEH-
for iranl Moxcmmt in Three Columns-Ob-
jest of the Enid Jlrilliant Dash by Major
roiey A lieuel tarn' Jlroken Lj liehel
Lous 133 A Complete Surprise The Knox
ville Expedition not Heard From Prepara
tion to Receive Morgan lie is Expected to
Correspondence of the Cincinnati Gazette. J
Daxville, Kr., Dec. 91. Two expeditions
were bent, 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 Knoxvillc and Strawberry Plains,
cut telegraphs, bum and destroy bridges, die.
In a word, the two lust 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
minded, ha killed 80. wounded S2. took 67
prisoner. and ntna at --
ed their entire camp, arms, stores, Ac. The
ther detachment, under Maj. Brown of
J.entn Kentucky cavalry, via Barboursvil
and Boston to Knoxvillc. has not
fjpn. f?arfr hne nnt rpnnrtod Kiift nn ribtS
arA p.ntprtatnpd an tn th snfwaa nf
lhe most intense rtmtpmmt narvaus uert
in relation tn that uhinnitnna marauder, John
Mo-gan, whom rumor has Ir-'ed all over the
State. As the popular o-5"10" of bagging
rebels has not heretofore met; that bril
liant siiorws (ronerallv promised by the pro
jector, it is not consi'red jn circle ,0
propose too much ,uvancr, in mat particu
lar branch of milT s'"- "t, nevenneiess,
John is gcttinr",nt0 awkward quarters if in
formation reed here is correct. This morn
ing ha vra reported within seven miles of
HarrodsbJ'& '"arching this way. Letters
were jprcepted, the tenor of which rendered
such event not improbable. Other rumors
.ed to Lexington as his next pest town ;
m.' Stanley is behind him. the ferries are de
stroyed, and the only bridge he can cross over
the Kentucky river 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 he now knows precisely the
strength and disposition of Gen. Baird's forces;
but be does not know the locale of Col. Gilbert
and his veterans. John will strike a very
sharp, rude snag, when he runs against Old
Iron Sam, as the boys call him.
From Havana and Mexico.
Th Hirge mt P-ala. av Ike Preach Cans
mraeed March af a Preach Divlaioa
pan tae City af Flexlco Other Vlave
iriu af Preach Traapa Great Brlia;
iaaa Festival at Cardeaa.
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 this French man-of-war
Jura.' We are told that one division of the
French army bad 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 Nbr
mandie arrived on the 24th, and brought us
the news that the French army had commcne
ed to move on Peubla. They have tried fight
ing the Mexican, and now propose starving L
tbein. Certainly the r rench eagles are win
ning laurels on this side of the Atlantic The
troops I 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"ard New
York, and from the latter place IjaJ also arriv
ed 250 carta, .. IIav wc a right ly com plain o f
European neutrality, when we aid France in
conquering Mexico t Monroe and justice for
On the 13th ult. the rumor was quite car
rent in Vera Cruz that Gen. Douai had arrived
with his division at Amor.ec, a short distance
from Peubla. This is tho rendezvous of Gen.
Forey , and" isto be his headquarteas till be
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, four days behind
hand. She brought no news. She carries to
Franco the officers and crew of the wrecked
steamer of war Chaptal. Twelve thousand men
bad advanced twelve leagnes from Orizaba. Gen.
Forey has asked for another re enforcement ot
Two men who were carrying mails and goods
from Vera Cms to Jalapa were assassinated at
The French men of war, it seoms, are not to
return to Frauce for their armaments ; they are
to be brought to be brought to these waters.
From l'uerto Kico we have dates to the 23d
ult. Nothing of importance had transpired.
The grand feasts of Cardenas, in honor of the
erection of a statue to Columbus, commenced on
the 25tb nit, with great pomp. Tho Bishop ar
rived at 3 p m. Several companies of soldiers
and several vessels of war wm hui tu ctrlenaa
to give greater solemnity to the occasion. Floods
of people rolled into the city from every direc
tion every house, hotel, room, and corner were
crowded. The fair, or bazar, was daily and night
ly atrended (for the holiday Usted tdl the 28th)
The returns have not been made up as yet, bat
the amount received roust be quite a handsome
one. Jt is to be devuted to a charity hospital.
Matanzas has also had her br, though not so
well attended as that of Cardenas.
The Emvcrar af Raaain and his Reforms,
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 roe, gentleman,
to sea yon assembled iu 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 ot tne .Rus
sian empire. . .
" I am accustomed tn place my confidence in
the sentiments of devotion of our nobility an
unshakeu devotion to the throno 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.
" I am sure, gentlemen, that our nobility will
continue to be tho most tirni support of the throne,
as it always lias been and ought to be. This is
why I put my trust in you, gentlemen, in your
uuauum'y in anting mo in everything wnicu
tends to tho weliaro anil power ot our country
May tied aid us in this task, and may His bless
l.-iu oo Willi us: aiiu you, gentlemen. meniDers
ot tho nobility ot Moscow, know that 1 hold it
special honor to be ono of ouas proprietor of
this province. I thank you tor your cordial wel
come, which I know how to appreciate."
This appeal of tho Emperor to tha nobles is
great effect upon the
a id to have product a
I?lr. fsright an. American Affair.
Messrs. Scholeficld and Bright, members of
Parliament for Birmingham, have been address
ing their constituents, and the American ques
tion was, of course, their reading theme, y
Scholetield considered the secession of tfft
Southern States an act of folly, but argued
that tne southerner bad a moral, it 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 in
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 btates. Intervention meant war
mediation meant failure. lie 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
knrrlanu 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 Jfce meeting, and,
after expatiating on futureCotton prospects,
and holding up India a the - most hopeful
field, be came to the American, question, and
said : " Had he knwn what his colleague
would say about America, he would have pre
pared himself tpnswer it, or stayed away
from the rneeng. But the great question
depended on" man s opinion, lie defended
the action me norm in ngnung against the
South, al asked whether England would not
resist"6 taking bytjpain of the Rock ofl
Qrfmi nuvaiaf;euuB iaiiuiucivuii ticaiy mill
am.) lhe President was only trying to
eep his oath, but the issue was in the bands
f God alone, who was bringing about a great
transaction in history. The object of the
South and they began the war was to
maintain the bondage of 4,000,000 of human
beings, and to perpetuate that bondage for
ever. Applause. J A handlul ot 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 the
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. lie represented the affair of the
Alabama as a violation of international law.
and contended that the outrages of that vessel
must embitter America against Lngland.
Money and malice had been expended in vain
Lancashire to create a feeling in favor of
the South. They were true to their principles
in spite of miles ot leading articles written by
London journalists who would barter every
human right to support their party.
Oaribaldi, 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 press was in the interest of
West fJnd classes. Mr. Bright then eulogized
the American Republic as the free home of the
working classes, with free vote and free career
for the humblest. there would be a who
shriek of freedom to startle all the world, if
that republic was overthrown.
A Paymaster Gamble Away
Arrest Among the Gambler '-Excitement in
-Svortina Circle A Large Part of the
spoil jiecoterea. ,
Major Isaac N. Cook, formerly- of Marietta,
Ohio, and latterly a paymaster, in the United
States service, some 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 he proceeded, until they
amounted to nearly a quarter of a million, tbe
sum being largely above two hundred thou
The fact of M.iior Cook's defalcation becom
ing known to the military authorities, the must
energetic eilorts were made to recover toe lost
Mnior Uook. it appears, had been a consci
entious bookkeeper, and had kept an exact ac
count of all bis lossss. This enabled tbe Gov
ernment to get after the right parties.
Arrests were made simultaneously at Lairo,
Springfield, Columbus, Chicago, Cleveland,
and Louisville, tho principal gamblers being
picked np in each case. Xheir diamond rings,
gold watches, and ready money have been pos
sessed, and a number of the institutions where
ihe tiger is displayed occupied oy unueu
S ates authority. About $70,000 were recov
ered from parties arrested at Cairo. On the
1st, a large company of the "sprting" frater
nity left on the mailboat for Louisville, under
arrest It seems reasonable to conclude that
the Government will not, in the end, be 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 tbey were robbing the
Government, and some of them pursued him
in hrs travels. The gambling bouse of Wba-
ley in this city is reported to have taken near
100.000 of the missing money. Tbe houses
of Lewis and Correy are also in the scrape,
and represented on the trip to Louisville. Mo
Eelvey was nabbed at Cairo.
The Paymaster was not a green one. He
was, some years ago, a steamboatman, in the
Ohio trade. Afterward be 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 facts have been
known to us for several days, and the publica
tion of the circumstance bas been deferred
that the Government might have all tbe 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 tbe city as if it had been ventilated in the1
newsnaners. The authorities did not wish
total suppression of the matter, and it is well
to tell such tales without adornment for the
moral that tbey point. Cincinnati Commer
cial. Johann Ludwig Uhlan d, the distinguished
Gorman 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 Uhland, the great master of the
Saubian school. Ho is best known beyond
tbo boundaries of his native land for his beau
tiful ballads, in which tho charms of the age
of chivalry are so wonderfully reproduced.
Mrs. Major Belle Reynolds, of Illinois, who
won her commission in the early part of tbe
war by bravery with her husband in battle,
participated in a recent review of our troops at
j La Grange, Tenn. She wore a very becoming
i military costume and roue a spirited charger.
Atreciaa Itsrftr in Teaarasre.
A Clergyman Ateattinated at White's Creel
by Marauder tn Ltitguite.
- The Nashville Union gives tiarticulars of
ftbe 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
ine countersign at Doth places. 1 hey informed
tae pickets that they were going out on a
VvAt about eleven in the evening they arrived
atjthe residence of the Rev. Jefferson Wagner,
oo' tbe Brick Church pike, seven miles from
tba city, and demanded his money, threaten
ing his life. He went to the bed where his
inwtlid 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
ga$e, 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
want to tbe kitchen to arouse his negro man
to see whether he could find the horse. But
e was not there. As this was iroinir on. the
daughter of Mr. Wagner, a young lady, came
to the door with a lighted candle, when one of
ums party, in a very harsh manner, command
ed her to give him tbe candle and go back into
impression that she beard bcr father's voice
with the retiring party, and .firmly belie!
that they had taken him off a prisoner. Two
nours and a quarter afterwards she heard a
Knock at a door, when stre demanded to know
u it was her father who was there, when the
negro man lniormed tier that her father was
kilied, and was then lying in the kitchen. He
had been shot in the chin, just below the
mouin, tne ball taking fatal effect.
lhe alarm was given, and the neighbors
came to the bouse. One of them, Judge
Vhitworth went directly to the nearest pick-
.1. t ' :l r -kTt -ii- , .
ew, ui a uiua irum inasavuie, ana upon in
yuiry Bsceriainea mat tne party naa out a
-port time previous to that passed that point
on their return to tho city. It has also been
ascertained thathey passed the pickets at the
n'ver. This occurred an hour or two before
I J.UB aauenter oi tne murdered man nr.
ney were an dressed as soldiers, all with sky
Jlue overcoats on except one, w(jo wore a
Hack coat, and appeared to be an officer.
The assassins, after leaving Mr. Wasrner's.
rent to the residence of-Mr. Enoch Cunnintr-
kam, woke him up. gained admittance into his
fouse, and threatened to shoot him if he did
ot give up his papers and money. He gave
Ihem all the money be had. From there they
ent to tho residence of Mr. John Cartwright,
but were refused admittance, when failing to
prce tne door, they hred at the windows.
"bey then went to the residence of another
cntleman on a similar errand.
f here Is a fair prospect of relief for the cotton
fspine in England, in consequence of the large
ativals ef the staple from India. The London
Qilf New, in one of its " Trade and Finance"
aticles, says i
r Durint? the but month m nut not inn nf ak.nt,
W,000 bales has occurred in the tocka--TVBr-
ol, tbe total being now estimate M w.usu
les. The decline mar be W- some measure
14 the fact that the faU-nTtook place from the
Vorbitant. poi'rtu-ined by price in tbe cotton
tuera to partially resume working. Looking a
lido war forward, we find that against this de
clha in the stock may be Disced, by way ot set-
flofl the assurance that the quantity now on the teay
't his eeuntryjrom the at indies is IW vuv oaies,
mkSnms at this date last year it was only Bl'.OOO.
Wow, by the present year's experience, 196,000
E isles may lie recaonea assunieieui iur icn
so that matters will prob
ably not get worse, even If tbey do not mend.
India and charity still step in between the opera
Vlesars. Du Fay & Co. express a beliet tDt ur
-otton spinners and manufacturers n "
come to the minimum of their production, which
means that the work people have reacted, the mini
mum of their employment ; and may we not hope
jtbnt this represents ine ma"""" "
,-, 4 - : -
Curious Petkificatios.-TJ: Panama Star
tils the following curiouatoryTIt will be
reollected that about four year, ago, Mrs.
wifn of the' late James JfeaHny. died
i this city. Her husband atd!ttito,beuig
merchant in Aspinwall, Jia4 UM -Coffin
noJ- in which she was placed, acq also a
kirttitv of alcohol, the whole (hen imbeddrt
incharcoal in a still larger -coffin; for "tbe pur
pose ot preserving her, as it was tier husband's
intention to bave her sent to England; but
shortly afterward be took sick himself and
died, and also his child. The body then re
mained in the cemetery undisturbed, tall a
short time ago, when instructions were received
from relatives in bngland to bave tne oouy ex
humed and interred in the Cathedral. On
opening the coffin the body was found to be
petrineu ana periectiy raaroie-iise, out btrange
to say, as quicK as tne air got iu wo uuuy, it
changed to a lignt copper color.
Large Fire at Iewell, IVIaui
Bos-row, Jan. 6. 186?.
A tire broke ont in Lowell this moraine, which
partially destroyed the boiler and coal house of
the Suffolk CorDoiation. Neither the boiler nor
enirine was seriously damozed. A large amount
of machinery stored in the npper part of the
bmldinir was nearly ruined.
The louis ptiTn"-, at (worn tiQ.OOO -to- 30r-
000; which is p robot) ly insured in the Corpora
tion Mutual Insurance Uompany.
"Why, Pste, you've got back from Dobb's
early : isn't Ruth ta ham ! " inquired a Yankee
girl of her awkward brotber. Who bad started a
courting about an hour before. xsas, sue was
there ; but I and the old man dldn 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 house, and
men Kinder raised nis rignt loot as tnongn ne
was agoine to kick, and I felt so ashamed of such
conduct before Kutrj. tnat i started Ott wunoui
saying another single word."
Bnm after Bwsinan Haars.
The road along which tbe man of business
travels in nnrsuit of coropotance or wealth, is not
a macadamized one. nor does it ordinarily lead
through pleasant scenes, and by well springs of
deligni Un tbe contrary. It is a rongn ana rug
zed path, beset with ' wait a bit" thorns, and
full of pitfalls, which can only be avoided by the
watchful cars of circumspection.- After every
day s tourney over the worse than rough turn
pike road, the wayfarer needs something more
than rest ) he requires solace 1 and bo deserved
it. He is weary of the dull prose 'of life, and
alhirst for tho poetry. Happy is the business
man who can find that solace and J hat poetry at
home. Warm irreetinirs from lovine hearts, fond
glances from bright yes, tho welcome shouts of
eluiJren, t!:e many thousand little arrangements
that silently tell of thoughtful and-expectaat love.
the gentle ministrations that disencumber us into
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an Ota ana easy seat oerore we- irun u ,
these, and liko tokens Of aSbetion and sy.mpathv
constitute iho psetry which reconciles ns to the
prose of life. Think of this, ye wives nnd daugh
ters of business men I Think of the toils, the
anxieties, the mortifications and wear that fathers
undergo, to secure for you comfortable homes;
and compensate them for their trials by making
them happy by thoir own fireside. Exchange.
Three Days Later from Europe,
THE AFRICA AT HALIFAX.
Reception of the News of the Fredericks-
An Early Peace Considered
DISORDERS IN GREECE,
A Farther Advance in Caftan Dread.
Halifax. Jan. 9
The steamship Africa, from Liverpool at 11
o'clock on the morning of the 27th. via Oueens-
town on the 28th of December, arrived here
at o'clock this morning. She did not call
off Cape Race. Her dates are three days later
.i .i . , . - . -
man muse aireaay receivea.
lhe Africa bas forty-one passengers for
lhe Africa Sailed at 2 o'clock this nftnrnnnn
for Boston, where she will be due on Saturday
lhe Africa reports: Snoke. on the 97th nf
tiecember. tne shin Adelaide, entering the nnrt
of Liverpool ; and on the 8th inst, lat, 45 deg.
a mm., ion. oo aeg. 38 min., steamship Great
The steamship China, from New York, ar-
nvea at vjueenstown at 2 o clock on the mom
ing of the 27th of December.
toe zoia oi December.
The holidays had completely suspended
The political news is also a blank.
The London Daily Keics editorially de
nounces i'v miserable spite which is constant
ly oeing ui.n between Americans and Eng-
nsnmen, which creates and sustains a risk of
war. It looks on the contributions to relieve
tne .Lancashire distress as an honest and true
manifestation of the abiding American feeling
toward England, and sets them against the
many belligerent threats, having nothing in
them but the passion of the moment. It con
cluds as follows :
On the 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 those of
our country who, out of the repose of peace at
nuiue, Kueu ana write wnatever is most irri
tating to a people subject to the irritations of
revolution ana war."
The steamship City of Manchester tank ont
via Cape Race, an accoant of the battle bcfoie
fredencksburgh en the 13th of December.
lhe London Tunes thinks that it is nlnin
that Gen. Burnside suffered a damaging re
H"! " ujbi u ne retrieves DV Iorr nr
strategy What he has lost, be will prove bim-
sen a great ucneral. Renewed attacks apon
an enemy after a daj's interval do not often
succeed, but he day possibly carry the wnrlcs
of the enemy or turn them. If, however, he
aiiouia iau once more, ne will put himself in
tWe vnosl disastrous position known to a Ran.
erai, and an enterprising army, according te
the rules of warfare, oueht to destrov him
horse ard fliot.
The London 7VwuTigain aiTvcrls" td anoTdis-
sects tha-rt American diplomatic
parcttfc, and says bad Secretary Seward con
sulted bis own reputation he would not have
published many of these letters. whi,-h
essentially private ones.
VY nting before the battle of FrmWiVVch.,..',
the New York correspondent of the London
t lue tejerai lorces as one oi tue
noblest episodes of the war.
In a subsequent telegram, per the China, the
same correspondent pronounces tho battle of
Fredencksburgh as one of the hercest and de
cidedly the most calamitous of the war to the
Federal army, ne s&ys : " ine reaerai troops
fought with the most determined courage, but
the position of Gen. Lee was Impregnable."
The Pone of Rome had sent 10,000 francs to
France for the relief of the distressed working-
men in the Department of the Lower Seine, as
a mark of sympathy and gratitudo for- tokens
Of devotion received from t ranee. . ti-
Rumors had been current of a proposes new
treaty between France and Spain relative to
Mexico, but they are said td be without founda
tion. . -
Cardinal Morlot.- Archbishop of Paris, was
seriously ill, and liad received the "extreme
The Paris Bourse was flat, but closed firmer
the Rentes being "quoted at HVT. irOc. -
Garibaldi arrived at Caprera on the 22d of
The Pope did not officiate at the Vatican on
linnsiuias xsay, owing iu a sugui iimipuoit.ivu.
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tie, Dowever, receiver me iipiomaiiu verpa.
India, Chind and Australia.
The mails from Calcutta to Nov. 22, Hong
Kong to Nov. 15, and Sydney to the 21st of
October, bad reached tnglaua, ana were lor
warded per tbe Africa
The news is anticipated.
A Bombay telegram, of Dec. 12, reports
Shirtings dulL Cotton inactive. Exchange,
Cape of (rood Mope
Cape of Good Hope mails to the 21st Of No
vember had been received in England, The
news was unimportant.
The civil vrnr in Iransvaal bad terminated.
The Greek Question.
It is asserted Jthat two of the great Powers
are not in lavor oi tne toman lsianas oeing
ceded to Greece, on the ground that if the
present protectorate ceases, they would become
a permanent fbcus of insurrection.
The uncertainty as to tne luture King was
eivine rise to aisoraer in various parts oi
Latest Intelligence via Queenstown.
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-
erichsburch, has been the universal topic of
The friends of the North are greatly disap
pointed at the result of the battle.
Tbe general deduction drawn in Liverpool
from tbe result was untavorabie lor an early
The London Times again adverts to the an
mosity of the Federals against England. It
assumes that lack of sympathy in England for
tho war is the only cause of oueace, and justi
fies that cause.
The London Daily News replies to a letter
from Mr. Buxton, Member of Parliament, in
which that gentleman questions the effect of
Mr. Lincoln's Emancipation scheme, and says
it prefers to believe that the salvation, both of
the negro and white race, will spring out ot tne
war, rather than to accept Mr. Buxton s Sims
Cammercial IVewa per Africa.
Havre, Wednesday, Dec. 24.
Cottos Sales of the week, 9,000 bales.
Market firm and steady. New Orleans trirs
ordinaire, S41 francs ; do. bas, 306 francs.
Stock in port, 51,000 bales.
LokpoS, Saturday, Dec. 27.
Messrs. Barings' Circular reports business
of the holidays
American Securities are not mentioned in the
Circular, there having been nothing done
The Bullion in the Bank of England has de
creased ' 16 1,000.
Liverpool, Saturday, Dec. 27 Evening.
Business is still suspended by the holidays,
but there is talk of quiet transactions in Cot
ton at a further advance.
Breadstuff's are quiet, but firmer.
Londos, Saturday, Dec. 27 Evening.
Tho Stock Exchange resumed business to
Consols are Quoted at the close at 921 a fl?5-
r.ne Shares, 42 a 43.
Illinois Central Shares, 42 a 41 discount.
Paris, Saturday, Dec. 27.
The Bourse is firm at G9f. UOc. for the Rentes.
Praying ta the Peiat.
It is related of a certain lawyer in New Eng
land noted for his over-reachings and short-
coinings that during a revival he came under
conviction, and requested prayers for the fur
therance ol 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
owever, that itis required of him wEoLas
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
would 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 do'.lar."
The next applicant at tho same meetinc was
an elderly maiden who got her living by going
into different families and spinning for them.
She, also, had been famous lor her short-coinings
nuver 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 beait of thy handmaid here before thee, wo
beseech thee : and wilt thou enable her to
count forty 1"
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 tbe brethren, he remarked that be bad
done many things for which he felt sorry, and
he deemed it his duly to mnke full restitution
to those he had wronged. He therefore noti
fied all such that if they would call at his store,
he would do so. About 4 o'clock the next
morning, a gentleman called at the merchant's
house and aroused l,iui from his bed. Raising
the window, he demanded the business of his
visitor at that early hour in the morning :
"is this Mr. tV r'
' That is my name."
" Well, I understand you have offered fo
make restitution to those you bave cheated.
Ya iU-MwembcT -that upon one occasion I
suffered by you to the extent of fifty dollars.
and I have called to get it,"
" Why did you not wait until proper hours
and then call at the store T"
Simply because I thought if I did. there
would be such a h 1 of a rush there - that I
would not get anything 1" .
A Narraw Escape frans Beggary.
Ctrxn nf tho Russian nobles a man of wealth.
but Tearfully devoted to gambling endured in
one night both the agony and exultation
hich form the leading incidents in m gang
er's life. Many years ago this nobleman
was well known in the fashionable circles ot
London and Paris. He lost, in one nightj all
his fortune at play ; he lost his money, his
houses, his lands, his jewels and even the car
riage which brought bim to the gambling
house, and afterwards the horses that wcr
attached to the carriage ; increditable as it .
'appears, he recovered the whole of his losses
by staking tne narness oi nis oorse. x iuu
ing that fortune had taken this friendly turn
in his favor, be instantly left off play, and as
a memento of his marvelous escape from beg
gary, be caused the harness to be put under a
glass case, and to stand in tbe most conspicu
ous part of his diawing-room at -Moscow.
Amidst the thousands that are overwhelmed
by-tbo infatuation of gambling it is pleasing
sometimes to meet wuu ihsisuot m
men by a vigorons effort bave arousea toem-
selves to a sense of their peril, ana oy too
firmness arising out of tne threatened aesoia
tion of their affairs, have saved themselves at
the twelfth hour. An English peer bad nn--fortunately
given himself np to this fearful
vice, and one night or, more correctly speak
ing, one morning auer a icariui uu .
fhrtimp- he refused to play ant longer, and
hastening to his home, he set about taking an
estimate of his affairs.
The result was, that he discovered mat alter
the payment of his enormous lasses there
would be some thousands of pounds available.
He resolveil;-to place himself oat of the way ot
temptation therelore, tne moment oaiiKera
and othars were opened for business, be hasten-
ed into the city, and belore nis retorn ne uau.
secured by means of the residue of his property,
an annuity of $1000 for the remainder of his
lite. Having securea mis annual lutumi.-,
which kept him from poverty, he made a vow
never again to play, and faithfully kapt hia
Tim TTurtfnWl and NewHaven railroad eom-
nnnv have declared a quarterly dividend of tbreer
per cent, payable January 20, The company
assumes the government tax. . : -
p. M T?Ad. Snnerintendent of the Hartford
and New Haven railroad , offers $100 reward for
the detection and punishment ot tne rascais wuo
threw stones at tbe down express train, at Flow
er st. crossing, Hartford, last Tuesday night.
Pnnntprfeit five dollar bills on the Charter Oate
Bank, of Hartford, are in circulation in Albany,
so well execnted that some of the Albany brokers
bave pronounced them genuine.
w p.iimor C.a.. of TLirtford. have contract
for making several hundred sword scabbards for
the Mexican government, ids nonius v-umjnjr
furnishing the blade.
Tim New ITaven Bank has declared a semi
annual, regular dividend of four 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 Jeclai
ed a dividend ot three per cent.. Iree of govern
ment tax, from tho earnings of tho last sir months
payable on and after January 2, 18i3. Tbe Pe
nuonnock Bank has also, declared a three per
cent dividend, and the Bridgport City Bank m
dividend ef three and a half per eent.
The Waterbnry and Citizens' B.ink have each
declared semi-annual dividends of three and a
half per cent.
The steamer John Brooks lias been sold, and
withdrawn from the route between New York
The Hartford Jt. New ITnven Railroad Com
pany have deck-rid a dividend of three dollars a
suspenaea in consequence
Breadstuff's firm. Iron dull.