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Probable Policy of Gen. Grant's
New Arraagemcnts by the Com
N Bilssioncr or Internal
..BHSluess.FaHures In New York.
Deplorable Occurrence in
Clayton's Militia on a New War.
Kevcrdy Johnson and the Natu
Cabinet Speculation Hie fit. Thomas
Washington, Dec. 29. All sorts of
speculations are made here, an welfas else
where, about Gen. Grant' cabinet. The
only thing he has himself, .aid about it, in
which there eems to be any significance,
was a remark he made in eorac general
ronvemtion.about the P'(22siiI!Ji
' beigaifiit'Sll jolM andjoloers and forv-n-esty
and economy in the public expendi
ture. In this connection he (poke of the
interior department, saying that if the In
dian bureau remained there, he should
consider it fully important to have a good
f. man at ilshead as at the head of tha Treas
kiia i 1 ..i.i :i
ury iejiariuiciii, ami miuiu put iuiu it iuc
Lent man he could find in the country, to
the end that the whole corrupt ring now
sheltered there might be uprooted. This
was said in such a nay as to leave a strong
impression upon tboite who heard the re
marks. The complications connected with the
St. Tliftniiu purchaie are attracting much
attention in our own official circles and at
some of the legations. It hai become
known that Seward was the first to apply
to the Danish government to Bell the
island. Denmark refused, not wishing (o
part with the territory, and intimating that
U could not well be done with a proper re
gard for her own dignity. After Knssia
agreed to sell Alaska this opinion changed.
Air. Seward made application and Den
mark agreed to sell if the people of St.
Thomas desired it, and a treaty was con
cluded. Without waiting for ratification,
Mr. Seward urged that Donwar'x should
order a vote on the question. This was
done, and the people agreed.
Now, although the Senate did not, act
it is understood Denmark held that in
treating with this Koverntuent. she should
only kuow iu executive head, and as the
mi whole sale has been concluded on her part
exactly as requested by the State Depart
ment, that our government is in honor
bound to take St. Thomas. From the
formal vote of the people, Denmark does
not deiire to take them back. The whole
matter will come up in Congress at an
early day. It is understood that Mr. Sum
ner desires the question of how far the na
tional faith has been pledged by Mr. Ser
aid's action, iu cue it is to bepujed upon
by the llouee.
Washington, Dec. 30. The Commis
sioner of Internal Revenue has decided (o
allow repacking of Btocks of tobacco now
on hand in bulk packages into packages to
conform with recent legislation by Con
grew, under the sujiervision of a govern
Acting Commissioner Ilailan hai isjued
suplemeutal regulations intended to se
cure correctness in the monthly rejwria of
iiwefsors of the tax on distilled spirit.
The acting Commiasioner has also issued
instructions a to the purvey of distilleries,
in which it is xtated in estimating tha
number of dry iuches Jo be allowed for
fermentation the assessor and., persoii,
dclgnate4.lo alii lii in must' be guvrrnetljn
a great measure by the depth of the fer
menting tubs. From the best infjrmalion
rereived, it U believed a fair allowance
will be from three to seven dry inches for
coin and any mixture of corn and rye not
exceeding one half rye to one-half corn,
and from feveu to twelve dry inches for
rye and any mixture of rye exceeding one
half. The snow that fell (o-day aflordi go)d
lK-fclrnclIi I'ire I'allurf s-I'isU Con
New YortK, Dec 30. Prince & Back
bridge'n distillery on 4Sth street burned
last night. Loss $30,000.
The failure of Hind', Allen A Co., hop
dealers, of Richland Spring, Oswego
county, New York, is reported. Their lia
bilities re placed at $200,000. It is
thought their aFfets are large enough to
pay the quarter part of their debts, if
time is given lo wind up their affairs with
out great sacrifice.
A meeting of the Commissioners of fish
eries appointed by the different States was
held last evening, at the Ffdi Avenue Ho
tel. The attendance was very numerous.
An address was delivered by one delegate
from each Slate, on the subject of fish cul
ture, showing that the Gih in our rivers
aie being rapidly depleted by over fining
during the spawning Beason.
The Boanl of (Jouncilmeu yesterday
adopted an ordinance subscribing ohm mil
lion five hundred thousand dollars lo the
capital slock of the New York and Brook
lyn Bridge Company.
The rumors yesterday relative to the
. failure of an up town National Bank were
A statement is made thai Grant has re
ceived a letter advining him, as a peace
measure, to appoint Jelti-rson Davis as his
Secretary of War.
The Blaisdell distillery case, in which
a large amount of distillery property is
concerned, will be tried to-day.
The Herald considers tint the several
failures recently reported may have been
the resull of extravagance and speculation
as much a the effect of busineMinisniauage
meiit. The prospects of business with
many are so nearly consumed to keep up
this display that little is left to the firm
wherewith to provide a margin for bad
debts and like contingencies of trade.
A K KANSAS.
The Milillii ami Outrage at Jl.ir.o.i.
Memphis, Dec 30. Reports from Mat
rion, Arkansa, this afternoon represen
that tho militia are pursuing the same
course as at Augusta, and fearing that they
may be attacked, are building stockades
and throwing up works around the jail.
Messrs. Harvey, Crump, Tyser, Woflord,
and other prominent citizsns'have been ar
ie sted and confined. No cause is given for
the arreUs. The privates wear no uni
form, and Jt is impossible to dUtinguirh
them fronrother negrow, except by their
anna. Passengers from Arkansas river
repoitthe helua white with cotton, which
planters are unable to pick, their hands
having gone off to join the militia.
All Alt ASIA.
Adjournment I llic Legislature.
3 Montgomery, Dec 30. The Legisla
ture adjourns Mno ti e to-morron . The
next cession inii)eme July neil.
INCIDENT AND ACCIDKNT,
New Yokk, Dec 30 A Meighin
ply at J.irlxson, Pennsylvania, last
Tiuisday while going to an entertainment,
iiuKavoriil to crot a pnud on which the
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UI1CK ice nan iteen cut. i ne linn ico im
mediately let the sleigh through, and thirty
people are lepoilol to Imve been drowned,
LOne but the driver escaping.
New Orleans, D;c. 29. Tha Pei avian
bleatntr Marauoina sailtil lodiy to join
the monitors, and will escort them to Pen
fcola, where they will he made seaworthy
Cleveland, Ohio, Dec. 30 Lewis
Davie, for the mutiler of D. P. Slsimer, of
independence, tins tall was Io-iIhv senten
ecd to ho hanged Jan. -1.
Rir-HMOM, Dec 30. Bailie Anderson,
who was leleaed from executive death
rentecce by Judge Underwood, and afier
wards re arrested by the Mfjyor. is finallv
set free. The county authorities made no
requisition for her.
ESTABLISHED MARCH 30, 1835.
A Terrible Murder nml Suicide.
Cincinnati, Dec. 30. A horrible mur
der and suicide took place in this city this
morning at 2 o'clock. Wm. AeLback
killed his wife, Josephine, by blows on the
head' with a hatchet and stabbing her once
in the leftside with a butcher knife. Die
then shot himself through the head with
an Jbnheld rifle, the ball taking away the
back part of his head and scattering his
brains all over the room.
Ilenvy Seizure of" Ojiiimi .!iiiaiifsp
San Francisco, Dec 29. The custom
officers have seized a'quantity of opium
valued at $40,000, for violation of the
revenue laws. The drugs were brought
from China by the Great Republic. An
attempt .was made to smuggle them
Charles Wolcott Urooks. Japanese cons
eul to San Francisco, started overland for
Capt. Emerson, of the ship Kingston,
died on the voyage from Bombay. He is
a native of Buckeport, Maine.
Tlio New Ilonse of Comraona-The
American niuivter Mnkes Auotber
fiNfcusferC Dee.OI ''houseof
William Brenner & Co.. heavy dealers in
manulactured cottons, suspended yesterday
iney nau extensive connections in Am
London, Dec 30. Hon. Stafford Ji.
Norlherale succeeds the Earl ofKimberly
as tne uovernor ol Ihe Hudson Hay Uora
The new House of Commons met yester
day for preliminary business. Only the
Ministers who were reelected look the oath
of office. Writs were issued for elections
to fill vacant seats, after which the House
adjourned until the IGth of February.
Keverdy Johnson, in a speech jeUerday
to a deputation of the London Working
men's Society, said the naturalization
treaty between the United States and
Great Britain, -was certain of ratification
by the United States Senate. The treaty
provides that a Briti.h subject who has
beeu naturalized iu the United Stater,
shall have the same rights to protection on
his retQrn to Great Britain as a native
It is the general impression that the
conservatives will ba successful in the elec
tions for members of Parliament to fill
The Proposed CompromUe nnil Wnr.
Pabis, Dec. 30. Official papers speak
confidently of the meeting and success of
London, Dec 30. The following dis
patch from Constantinople, dated the 29. h,
comprises the latest news on the Eistern
question : Great preparations are making
in the arsenals on account of the threat
ened war with Greece. Transports laden
with supplies have been sent to Habart
C Vienna, Doc. 30. The Presse says the
Greek government is ready to comply with
the recent demaudn made by Turkey and
supported by the" great powers of Kurope.
Trpjj.M lo Suppress Insurrection.
Maduid, Dec. 30. The government will
dispatch 10,000 soldiers from Cadiz to
Cuba and Port Rico during January. For
the purpose of reducing the Budget for
the coming year, a siippres3ion of thirty
seven of the Captain Generalship!, Gov
ernorship and Bishoprics hai been
- CJrupfrmo War Sewn: -Havana,
Dec 30 The Diario pub
lishes rambling accounts of an unimpor
tant fliiccess of the troops over the revolu
tionists. No authentic advices received
from revolutionary sources. A rumor is
in circulation that the revolutionary Gen
eral, Ouizado landed with arms and men
at Lsguyra from Nassau.
Another Trngpil3- in Kast Tonne-see.
We regret to learn, says the Knoxville
JVcss and Herald of Tuesday, that on Sun
day night last a Christmas revel was
brought to a tragic conclusion at Mossy
Creek. Mr. Robert Blevins, of Hawkins
county being on a visit to his relatives at
Mosey Creek Mr. Wm. Nolan, an em
ployee of Mr. Jno. R. Branner, and others
of their acquaintance, on Saturday had
been indulging in the festivities of the
eeason together. During the day, pome
time, Nolan became highly incensed at
young Blevins, for a supposed intentional
hurt he had inflicted upon him and
made repeated threats that he would be
avenged. He was armed with a pistol and
sought on Saturday evening to bring about a
difficulty, but was avoided by Blevins. On
Sunday, however, as Blevins was preparing
to take the train to return home, he was
intercepted by Nolan, who had his pistol
in his hand. Firing at once commenced,
bul by whom begun our informant could
not tell. Two of BlevioB shots took edict
in Nolan's breast and one in his stomach.
The wounded man attempted to gain the
hotel near by, but fell. He was carried
into the house and tho balls were cx
traded. His wuuuds, we learn, were pro
nounced mortal. Blevins escaped unhurt.
The parties, we learn, hadjpreviously been
IturulUK r I lie Olyiiiide Theater In
We made mention several days ago of
the burning of the Olympic Theater at
New Orleans. The fire was discovered
among tha scenery, toward the rear of the
stage, and before the alarm could be given,
had enveloped the entire place. The New
Orleans Times says that the disaster is sup
posed to have originated from a fire
cracker thrown on the stage by a disor
derly member of the audience. It ex
ploded, rnd the fragments were put out by
members of the company; but it is no-.v
thought the pieces flew among the scenery,
and burning slowly, ignited it.
The entire theater, including scenery,
wardrobe, furniture and the saloon fixtures
were destroyed. The wardrobe is valued
at $2,000. Tho scenery being somewhat
old, is not worth more than $G00.
Several adjoining buildings were de
stroyed, and the total loss from the fir.: is
estimated at $60,000.
George Francis Train passed through
Chicago Monday en route Jot Omnha.
A Cleveland Judgo has decided that
notes given for debts incurred at "draw
poker" are void, and raunot !m col
lected. A citizen of Indiana, who has had tho
experience of eight wives, says divores
are much cheaper than funerals as a
wny of disposing of an uncongenial patt
ner. S. Augustus Mitchell, F.:q , tho cele
brated map publisher and genial Chris
tian gentleman, died in Philadelphia on
Sunday last. Ho was a native of Bris
tol, and his age was about seventy-five.
A Rhode Island horso fancier, who
thought ho knew a thing or two, recently
swapped a white horse for a cream-colored
one, paying something "to boot."
More recently ho traded off his cream
color for a beautiful glossy coal black
horse, paying "boot" again. Very soon,
however, tho coal-black horso grew
rusty, and, in spito of all his efforts, has
turned into tho identical white horse
which he traded off!
NEWS OF THE PAY.
The Washington street tunnel, Chis
cago, will be thrown open to, the public
en New Year's Day.
A New Orleans dispatch announces
the sinking and probablo loss of tlio
steamer St. Nicholas, on lied river.
Dr. W. A. McCracken, of Springfield,
O., one of the proprietors of tho Spring
field Advertiser, died suddenly .in
Vicksburg, on Christmas day.
Paducah is suffering with the veloci
pode mania. A citizen has invonted a
vehicle bearing that name, with three
wheels, that is said to work like a charm.
It is claimed by Senator Moi ton that
a majority of the Senate Committee have
already informally pronounced in favor of
his bill for redeeming the legal tender
One of the committees appointed to in
vestigate the frauds in tho Auditor's of
fice at St. Louis, states that forgeries
had been discovered to tho extent of
$120,000, committed during the past four
The New York Tribune says that not
less than two hundred thousand persona
are now within sight of that city's steeples
who have no work, no realf homes, and
no means which insure auemf.ii siiveii
Edward, anliam & Long, proprietors
of tho Paschal House lottery scheme
have been arrested in St.Xouis on com
plaint of Mr. John King, for selling lot
tery tickets in violation of law. Thev
were released on bail.
Tho Dearborn Theater, which opened
at Chicago two weeks ago, has suspend'
cd operations, tho mis-management,
having resulted in a failure Manager
Aiken, of the Museum, has leased it,
and will shortly transfer his company
Velocipede -building has now become
one of the established industries of Paris
Tharo aro not only separato manufacs
torics of tho article, but one, engaged in
finishing the iron work alone, employs
250 hands, and turns out twelve vehicles
The lifeless body of W. Saladin, a
prominent brewer of Chicago, was found
suspended from the ceiling of his brewery
Monday morning. No cause is assigned
for tho act. It is known that his busi
ness was goo J, and his domestic relations
Judge Busteed, whose official action in
the State of Alabama is shortly to be the
subject of investigation in Washington,
announces that ho is totally opposed to
the removal, for any cause, at any time.
of disabilities from any and all persons
who engaged in the lato rebellion.
Tho supervisor of rovenuo for Ken-
tacky reports that the revenue officers are
generally performing their, duty well ;
that but few perssns attempt now to de
fraud the government, and that tho
amount of tax collected, under the now
law, is about double that collected under
tho old one.
Gen. Donaldson, Chief Quartermaster
of that military division, has addressed a
letter to tho Board of Underwriters of
St. Louis, suggesting that tho standard of
Missouri river steamboats bo raised, and
indicating that unless this bo done, and
the risk of transportation on that rivor bo
diminished, the government will look for
other avenues by which to supply its
George W. Frost, General Superin
tendent and Purchaso and Supply Agent
of the Pacific railroad, has announced
that tho Pacific railroad would bo opened
to San Francisco Juno 1 : that rails are
.being laid. at. thorato of .Sevan . miles a
day; that forty-Uvo sleeping cars and
eighteen dining-room cars had already
been ordered for tho accommodation of
tho grand opening excursion part).
Tho statement of the trado of Chicago
for the year ISCii, shows that the ro-
coipts of wheat have been 21,000,000
bushels ; corn, 25,000,000 bushels ; other
grains, 17,000,000 bushels. Hogs, 1,950,
000 head ; cattle, 323,850 head. The
quantity of wheat mentioned includes
Hour reduced. It is greater by several
hundred thousand bushels than ever be
fore. Gen. Rousseau has ordered Brovet
Maj. Gen. R. B. Avers, Lieut. Col.
twenty-eighth infantry, acting Assistant
Inspector Ucncial, Department of Lou
isiana, to proceed via Memphis, Tennes
see, and White river, to Littlo Rock,
Arkansas, and to such points in the State
of Arkansas as are reported in a disturbed
condition, and to examine into and make
report concerning the same.
A Washington dispatch has it that tho
Republican Congressmen aro in a lively
fight over the Speakership ol the forty
first Congress. Banks declines to be a
candidate, and Schenck, if he can't go
.... i. ..
into me eauinet, preiers to continuo ns
Chairman of the Ways and Means Com
mittee. The contest is therefore mar
rowed down to D.iwos, of Massachusetts,
and Maine, of Maine, with tin chances
apparently in favor of the hitter.
It is said that the statement of the nub..
lie debt for tho month of December will
show an increase of between two and
three millions. It has been published
erroneously that the debt has been de
creased about eight millions. The intor
ral revenuo receipts havo been about tho
average at this season, but the custom
receipts have lullen oil slightly. Tho
War Department oxpensos, owing to the-
Indian ditucutties, have been largely in.
Iti:i. TI!Ni 11 V MAUItlAtll'.
A great many complex relationships
come about by marriage. We have
heard of the mother and daughter who
married brothers, and who therefore ads
dressed each other as sisters . und also of
the young man who, on being asked by
the judge whether lie had a lather and
mother, said ho wasn't quite certain
whether he had or not: first, his father
died and then his mother married again,
and then his mother died and his father
married again, and now ho didn't know
exactly whether they wero his father
and mother or not But Dan Bryant, at
tho minstrels, tells of the most complos
family ever known, something in this
wise: "1 married a young widow who
lived with her step-daughter. My wife
was therefore the mothor-in-law and
daughter-inlaw of my father. 1 am tho
step-father of my mother-in-law, andmy
wife's step-daughter is my stcp-niothor.
Well, my step-mother that is to say,
my father's wife and my wifo's daughter,
had a son. Ho is my step-brothor, of
course, but being the son of my wife's
stop-daug'iter, my wife is, of course,
his grandmother, and I am his grand
father as well as his step-brother. My
wife also has n boy. My step-mother is
consequently tho step-sister of my boy
and also his grandmother, becatiso he is
the child of tier step son, and my father
isthe brothcr-in law of my son, who is
tho son of my step-m ither. I am my
mother' is brotlier-in-huv, turvileis the
aunt of her own son, my son is th
grandson of my father, and 1 am my own
In a recent French press trial, ono of
tho lawyers urged that there should be
more calmness and gravity in French
politics, saying that in America the
people prepared themselves for an elec
tion by several days fasting.
.lEi:b (.' Brown, of Somers, Conn.,
having lost five shcephy foxes, poisoned
one of the carcasses with strychnine, and
on the following morning found four
fixes lying beside the dead sheep.
A considerable quantity of red snow
fell n few days ago along the Missouri
river, about twenty-five miles below
NASHVILLE, -TENNESSEE, THURSDAY,
MEXICAN BANDITTI SACK
Village of ClarksvIllc Plundercd
Attack on the United States Cus
Murder of Twolns)ectors.
Particulars of 'the' Haiti.
From tho New Orleans Picayune. Dec, 24
Wo publish below tho particulars of a
murderous raid, made by a party of
Mexican robbers, last Friday evening, on
tho village of Clarkesville, Texas, at the
mouth of tho Rio Grande. Ihe particu
lars wero obtained from a passenger, who
reached our city last night, on board of
tho Texas steamer 1. C Harris.
On Friday evening, Decombcr ISth, at
half-past eitrht o'clock, tho village of
.Clarkesville. at the mouth of the Rio
-Ctlrkxtiit-i T x-iui ritr&ek cd b VTl" Iran A
sbfTMcxican robbers, (among whom were
two negroes.) who killed Mr, ueorgo T.
Hammond and William II. Phelps, and
seriously wounded Mr. Robert It. Ryan
They first rodo to a small out-house,
attached to tho premises of Mr; Charles
irost, which was used as a lodging placi
for soma mechanics who boarded thero.
Hero they found Mr. Barry Marquart,
whom they made prisoner and placed a
guard over, telling him that it ho moved
or attempted to givo any alarm he would
bo shot. Three of tho parlyUhen rodo
to tho small building occupied as a (Jus
tomhouse, and found Mr. R. R. Ryan,
Acting Deputy Collector, standing at the
door, ihoy addressed turn in Spanish
several times ; he replied in English that
ha could not understand what they said.
Oao.of them drew a pistol and pointed it
at his heart. Rvan soizcd the pistol with
ono hand and with the other got hold of
tho Mexican by tho throat, when another
or tho party ran behind Ryan and broko
a heavy pistol over his head, which felled
him as if dead ; believing him so, the
Mexicans entered the building and found
Mr. W. II. Phelps, a night inspector of
customs, sitting on Ins cot; without
word of warning they all fired at him, and
ho fell. After he had fallen they cut him
in eight places and most horribly mangled
his body. Ryan who had been left at
tho doorway, recovered bi3 senses and
made his escape He was seen, however,
and five shots wero fired at him; happily
they all missed their aim, and bo suc
ceeded in hiding himself in tho stables
of Mr. Frost. While this was going on,
ono of the party rodo up to tho houso of
Capt. James Selkirk; dismounting, went
up to tho front door and knocked. Mrs.
Thornham, Capt. Selkirk's daughter,
wont to see what was wanted, and asked
tho Mexican what he knocked for; he re
plied that ho wished to see Capt. Sel
kirk, as ho had a letter for him from the
Govornor of tho Stato. Mrs. 'Thornham
suspected that something was wrong, and
told him Capt. Selkirk could not be soen,
as ho had gono to bed; that she would
give him tho letter in the morning if he
would leave it with her. Uo refused to
let any ono have it except Captain Sel
kirk, and getting on his horse, rode out
side tho fence, where ho stopped. Mr.
Ueorgo T. Hammond, one of the mounted
Inspectors of Customs, was spending tho
evening at Mr. William Clark's house.
Having heard several pistol shots, fired,
and thinking t?aptaTn Selkirk's family
would be alarmed at it, ho (without
knowing the causo of tho firing) went
through a side door to Captain Selkirk's
house, and told Mrs. Thornham not to bo
frightened, as it was a party of men
firing for amusement. Mrs. Thornham
said it was not so; that they were rob
bers, and that one of thorn was at tho
time hiding behind tho fence. Ham
mond arked if they had any arms in the
houso. Mrs. Thornham said they had
not, and requested Mr. Hammond to go
and inform Capt. Jos. Cooper that there
wero robbers around. He went out to
comply with her request, and had only
passed tho door when he was fired at.
Ho then ran toTard Mr. Clark's lioii3e,
and fell at the stops, wounded through
While Mr. Hammond was at Capt.
Selkirk's house, throe of the robbers had
entered Mr. Clarke's, where they only
found Mrs. Clarko and her children.
They asked here whero wero the mon.
She replied there wero no men in the
house. They pointed their pistols at her,
and demanded her money and jewelry.
She said sho had none. They then
made her unlock and empty out all her
trunks, etc.; they broke open alt that sho
did not unlock. In ono of the trunks,
the property of one of the boarders, thoy
found $500. They took one of Mrs.
Clarke's trunks and filled it with every
thing of value that they could find.
As they wero plundering, Hammond,
who had fallen wounded 'at tho door.
dragged himself in, and was crawling un
der tho bed when ho was soon by the
Mexicans, who cried out, "Kill him
kill tho ," and took hold of him by
the feet and dragged him out. Ham
mond cried out, "1 am already killed."
Then each of tho party shot at him, and,
drawing their knives, cut him in seven
places, killing him immediately. They
took his boots, hat and coat olt, and I oil
The same man who had tried to gain
admission to Capt. Selkirk's mado an
other attempt, and, finding the door
locked, went to tho window, and finding
that well fastened, ho broko part of the
sash with his pistol and then galloped off.
Tho robbers in a body, then rodo to
ward tho warehouso and offico of Capt.
Joseph Cooper, somo distance off. Capt.
Co.operhad heard tho firing, and was
about starting to seo what was wrong,
accompanied by Mr. William Kelly,
when he saw several horsemen approach
ing. Ho immediately ordered them to
halt, and demanded, "Who comes there?''
They replied, "Friends;" but as they
did not look like friends, Capt. Cooper
and Mr. Kelly presented them with tho
contents of their revolvers. They re
turned tho fire, and looked for a place
through which they might gain admit
tance, as a strong fence had been put up
around the premises by Capt. Cooper,
only a few deys previous. Not having
counted with meeting with any resist
ance, they next tried tho rear of the
liouSe, but hero they were met with the
samo fire, and as tho firing and cries for
help had attracted tho attention of the
people on the Mexican side, several of
whom wero coining over to tho assistance
of the inhabitants, tho robbers rode off,
taking their plunder with them.
Scouting parties wero immediately sent,
out, and the robbers were traced to. a
point two miles above Clarkesville,
whero thoy had crossed the rivor into
The bodies of the murdered men wero
interred the evening following. Tho in
habitants of Clarkesville and Brazos
Santiago, together with all tho United
States officers, together with many from
tho Mexican aide, were present. George
T. Hammond was twenty-six years of
age, and leaves a wife and child to mourn
his loss. He had written for his family,
who wero looked for by tho next steamer
from New Orleans. William II. Phelps
was nineteen years old, a native of West
Virginia. They wero both highly es
teemed and much respected for their
The robbers appeared to be well acs
quainted with Clarkesville, and asked for
sevcialof the inhabitants by name. They
also chose their time well, as nearly all
the entire malo population of Clarkcsville
were over' tho rivor at' 'Bagdad, on the
I.Mexican side, whero they mako it a
practice of spending tho evenings.
' No further trace of the robbers had
been found up to noon of Sunday, at
which limo tho steamer left for New-
Letter rrom flcn Ilnncock Ilfs Iteply
to Col. Wyncoop.
?iey- YonK, Tuesday, Dec. 22, 1SCS.
2b the Editor oj the New York
lamest On the 19th instant your paper
contained a letter from E. W. Wyncoop,
United States Indian Agent for the
Cheyennes, Arapahoas and Apaches of
the Plains, addressed lo tho Commissioner
of Indian Affairs, resigning his (Col.
Wyncoop's) agency, and giving' hls roas
sons therefor. That portion of if exs
pressing or implying that I committed a
breach of faith in my intercourse with
him at tho time of tho destruction of the
Cheyenne village on Pawnee Fork, April
19, 1SC7, is entirely unwarranted by the
facts of the case, as the official documents
presented herowith will show. Col.
Wyncoop states as follows, in his letter
"The Indians were naturally under J
me impression mat l was responsible lor
tho outrage, but, after they fully under
stood my position, I became, at their re.
quest, their agent, and they havo re
newed the confidence they had in mo
previous to tho Sand creek murder, trust
ing me implicitly up to tho timo of Gen.
Hancock's memorablo expeditton. thev
then having received assurances from me
that Gen. Hancock woul l not harm them.
and seeing mo with him, wnom I had
been induced to accompany, under assu
ranees from himself that his mission was
a peaceful ono. Upon the destruction of
their lodges, and other property, again
they naturally inferred tho fault was
mine, and somo timo aftor, whilo in the
performance of my duty amonj tho
Indians, I camo near losing my life in
On tho 11th of March. 18G7. I ad
dressed Col. Wyncoop an official letter
setting forth the obiect of tho contem
plated visit to the Plains; and on tho 22d
of tho sf.nio month, another on the same
subject, informing him that sinco my
.t -it.. . .
communication oi tno xitn, my oraers in
rcCrenco to tho expedition had been
modified, and that we would mako no de
mands upon his tribo for past offences.
but in tha future would require a certain
course of conduct on tho part of tho
Indians which had been dictated to mo
in my instructions before I set out on the
expedition; and that if depredations or
outrages wero committed by tho Indians
thereafter, we would punish tho offends
The night before tho expedition
marched from Fort Larned, April 12.
1807, 1 held a "talk" with Tall Bull and
White Horso, two young chiefs of tho
"Dog Soldiers," (Cheyennes) in Colonel
Wyncoop's presence, when 1 told them in
distinct terms what would bo tho conse
quences if thoy continued to commit
murders and other outrages upon tho
whites. This "'talk" is on record. I
never departed in my actions from the
tenor of the letters referred to addressed
to Col. Wyncoop, dated March 11 and
22, 1SG7, nor from my declarations to tho
chiefs Tall Bull and White Horse, at
On tho ISth of April I issued an order
which clearly set forth why I directed the
destruction of tho village. Tho murders
and depredationscommitted by tho Indians
who had Iclt that village a few days
beforo aro slated in said order. It
expresses thatJho3o murders and depre
dations woif committed aftor 1"Tiad ar
rived at the village, and when the In
dians know perfectly well my intention
to punish any now hostilities on their
part. The fact of these murders never
has been, and cannot be disputed. The
the terms of my letters to Col. Wynkoop
of tho 11th and 22d March, was not
therefore violated by me.
My orders required mo to go among
the Indians with a sufficient force, to talk
with them, to inform them that war or
peace was optional with them, and to
punish on tho spot any new acts of hos
tility. They committed new acts of hos
tility almost in my presonce by killing
and burning our people, and I destroyed
their village as a punishment therefor.
My action in tho matter met the ap
proval of my commanding officer, Lieut.
In conclusion, I may add, that the In
dian Bureau, through its agents, has
charged me with inaugurating the Chey
enne war of 1807, by destroying their
villages, notwithstanding the fact that
my orders for tho destruction of tho samo
expressly sets forth that it was a punish
ment for acts of war committed by the
Indians belonging to that village a few
days before. I am, sir, very respectfully,
your obedient servant,
Winfielii S. Hancock,
Major General U. S. A.
Another I'rlKhtrul History or Crime
From the New Albany Commercial, Dec. 29.
It seems that Jackson county i3 not
alono tho resort and headquarters of
gangs of robbers and murderers. Ben
ton county is equally notorious for tho
crimes committed of lato years by a gang
of cut-throats, having their headquarters
in Pino township, near Rainosvillc. A
gontloman writing from Rainosville, Dec,
21, gives tho following account of the
doings and tragic doalhof tho chief of this
gang of robbers and murderers and his
family, and somo other items of interest.
Uo says :
A few days beforo wo got out to tho
Ridge, somo men went to the house of a
man named Shafer and shot him, killing
him instantly. Ho was a very bad man,
harboring horso thieves and stealing for
Several years ago somo men traced a
horse-thief to his cabin. They inquired
of this man Shafer if tho thief had been
there, and were told that ho had not, but
one of his little girls said the thief had
been there. So tho pursuit was con
tinued and tho thief caught Shafer and
his wife then took their littlo girl out in
to a huckleberry patch and cut her
throat for telling about tha thief. Shortly
after this it was found out that Shafer
was sheltering thieves and murderers,
and ho was sent to tho Stato prison for
ono year. "While ihero his wife took sick
with fever. During her delirium sho would
say, "Ob, how the little thing screams 1"
Tho murder of her littlo daughter was
working on her mind. She never re
covered, bu passed to her final and terri
ble account. Aftor her death her hus
band came back, lied alone, and carried
on tho samo as beforo. So three men
concluded to put him out of the way.
They went to his cabin ono evening with
a well-loaded shot-gun. Tho old fellow
was getting his sUpper, when one of them
shofhim-m the back with twenty-two
swan shot. The next day a man went
to his cabin and found him dead. Since
this three more of the samo stripe have
left for fear they would bo served in the
More combs are made at Milan, Italy,
than any other town. That city uses, in
this important industry, 4000 horns per
week, or 203,000 per. annum. Thcso
horns nro mostly obtained in Italy, but
a portion are obtained from South Ame
rica. A .van in Bath, New York, attackeJ
Ite-JSifft with a knife tho other day,
threatening to kill her, because she had
bgTf'b1tptiied against his wishes. v
AjCUufornia critic declares that Rosl
Browne's surveys were little else tlian
pjcviics, and his report unreliable.
DECEMBER 31, 1S68.
THE MISSING PROCLAMATION!
X Rcmarlinlilo Statement.
Frem the Washington Kinross, Dec. .
jt. -The communication which we print be
'low contains a most remarkable state
a. . '
mem, wnicn cannot tail to create , a
marked sensation. Tho writer of it is
well known to and esteemed by us, and
wo havo every confidence in the reliabil.
ity of Lis statements :
The New York Sun ventilates a state
ment by E. A. Pollard of tho secret ex-,
istencopf confidential rscords of tho
Confederate government. That this is so
may be readily believed, and that they
will be ultimately discovered is equally
prooaoie. uui mis mere statement and
belief is not my purpose. I desire to call
attention to other "missing records"
C - ., w
in'. TsT . H""1" oi
missing, to the fact that the public seems
- ' -- J " -
to havo no knowfedgo of them, and I am
but too well convinced that tho state'
ment I am about to mako will, in some
quarters, awaken a smile of incredulity;
in others, a fear of further disclosures,
wtnie the general public wnl give neither
thought nor attention to it.
It will Be .remembered that on the in1
auguration ofMr. Lincoln South Carolina'
deputed three commissioners to nego-
uaio iio oe concise; terms ot separation.
and settle up the business of the partner
ship, as far as that State was concerned.
Or course, Mr. Seward sought to gain
time for tlio now Administration, and res
mseu to seo oracKnowledge them official
ly, etc, but still lured them to remain.
At last they dispatched to tho Executive
of their State belief in tho utter hope
lessness of peaceful solution, and an
nounced their purposo to leave tho capi
tal, xuis resoivo was not executed,
simply became Judge Campbell was au
thorized to say that if their departure
was delayed results might be obtained
they little hoped for. On this hint they
nngerou, oui only lo bo disappointed,
and then they took their departure.
If the reader has noticed tho overturn
of Judgo Campbell to delay tho commis
sioners, ho will suppose that gentleman
naa somo ground lor his opinion, and had
reasonable assuranco that a happy issue,
in hi3 judgment, would crow out of tho
delay he craved. What these grounds
anu assurances wer8 can only be con
jectured ; but they must havo proceeded
irum uigu ouiciai sources ; and, viewed
in the light of what I am about to sav.
and which is true as demonstration.
makes conjecture reality.
anortty alter the breaking off of effort
to avert tho diro catastrophe of war a
gontleman hiving freo access to tho nri-
vato office of President Lincoln repaired
to me capital ot bouth Carolina and de
posited with a high official of that Stato
a manuscript proclamation by President
Lincoln, duly prepared and ready for his
signature, announcing to tho American
people that, rather than plunge tho
country in civil war, the executive gov
ernment ot tho United .states acquiesced
in tho dhrnicmbcrmcnt of tho Union.
With this was a column editorial, in slio
form, with corrections, supposed to bo
Mr. Lincoln's, reciting freely tho words
of tho instrument, vindicating tho Ex-.
ecutive act, and challenging for it tho
approval of Ihe American people.
This is my statement of tho missing
record. That it was not issued was duo
to tho intense fooling evolved by the
firing on tho Star of the West.
A few questions, and I havo dono :
1. Was tho knowledge of tha pre
paration of this document tho foundation
of the request of Judge Campbell that
me commtssionera BhoutdMiotaienartJVi-
. ioes mo au-uo .Department pre-
servo evidence of the existence of this
paper, or has all traco disappeared, save
only in tho mind of the Secretary?
.5. Who prepared the editorial de
fence of tho proposed proclamation?
I will not defy contradiction of the
statement herein made, but from per
sonal inspection of both documents, and
certain remarks inherent in tho second, I
affirm their genuineness as confidently
as belief in the existenco of my being.
MR. I.INCOI.VO.V TIIK CMITPRR OF
MASON AMI SI.IDEI.I
A correspondent commnnicates to the
New York Commercial Advertiser
tho following incident :
An incident in the life of President
Lincoln is worthy to be recorded, as
showing his high sense of honor and jus
lice. On tho day that intelligence
reached Washington of the takinir of
Mason and Slidell from tho English
Trent, the writer called at the White
Houso to introduce two English friends,
who had been with him on a short trip
tnrough the Western and Southwestern
States, and who wero desirous of an in
troduction to the Chief Magistrate of the
nation boforo their roturn, by way of
Washington, to JSew iork, whence they
designed to ship for England. It was on
a Saturday, about 3:30 p. m., when after
waiting for'a short time, in consequence
of the Presidont being engaged, wo suc
ceeded in obtaining an interview. Upon
my apologizing for trespassing after
the usual hour for receptions, ho re
plied : "Not at all, my good sir, I am
very happy to seo you and yobr
friends," accompanied by his usual warm
grasp of the hand. After a few obscrva
tions in reference to tho Western country,
hoping my friends had derived much
gratification from their tour, etc., tho
President said : "I presume, 'gentlemen,
you havo heard of onriaking Mason and
Slidell from the English steamer Trent
(tho intelligent of which had reached
him only a few hours beforo.) Your
friends on tho other side of tho water
will not like this.'' After a pause : "Well,
I supposo we shall havo to givo them
up," adding, with evident glee, "but in
tho moan timo we will take good cans of
them." Thus, with a high sense of
honor and international law he deter
mined his course of conduct tho moment
tho occurrenco took place, and when wo
consider the outcry of the press geners
ally as to what was to bo dono in tho
premises, accompanied by such exclama
tions as "uivo them up never
action in this matter reflects anothor in
stance of his absolute honesty of pur-
poso and high sense of honor.
Extraordinary Becovkrv ot Speech.
A physician sends tho following to the
Dundee (Scotland) Advertiser: "A
man agod forty years, named David Cons
flachcr, who had been deaf and dumb for
more than thirty-fivo years, was seized
for the third timo with paralysis. From
tho first thero was no hopo of his recov
ery, and ho died twentysfour hours after
his seizure. Nearly ten minutes before
his death ho rose up in his bed, and dis
tinctly said, clear and plainly: 'Oh, Mary,
Mary, Mary!' Yon may imagine the
effect tho words produced on those sit
ting in tho room hearing one speak who
had been so long a mute his sister fain
ted outright, and others wero panic
stricken at the unusual occurrence.
Then he became unconscious and died."
The New York correspondondent of
the Boston'Posl says that Miss Susan B.
Anthony and Miss Anna Dickinson are
accomplished riders on that most fasci
nating of vehicles, tho two-wheeled
velocipede. Charles A. Dana, formerly
Assistant Secretary of War, and now
editor of tho New York Sun, is said to
load all tho boys of New York in the
The French have discovered that the
white of an egg given in sweetened water
is a sure cure for the croup. The reras
edy is to be repeated till a cure is enec
-GRANT AND congress.
rrosress of the rcud-Tronbles of the
KaUirnlM-WIio Shall be Master of
the Situation ?
Correspondence of tho New York WTorld.
Washington, Dec. 27. Gen. Grant
.yesterday expressed himself satisfied that
Mr. Conk'ing'8 bill repealing tho act of
continuous session would never come to
a rote, and that his wish for tho fortr-
,ursi uongress to assemble in March
would bo regarded. Ho took occasion
to reiterate his demand for tho repeal cf
me civil tenure act. as the recent utter
ance ho mado to that effect stands un
changed, and is working its influenco
among all the party. Tho dispatches
irom mis city 10 mo radical papers at
tempting tc hush up the concoded dif-
ference in sentiment between the Prcsi.
dent elect and Onnorpu nn tha cnl.;..i
- I Om awiyi,fcf
are sent under orders, for tho purpose of
I iiva.wuiiikL ui,iu3uint ill liiq linne OI alls
justing divisions. Here in Washington
the issue Uen. Grant has created is as
much a matter of common fame as the'
existence of tho Potomac river. Ono of
the results of this feud in the unhappy
iamuy nas Decn 10 suorten me intended
stay of Congressmen Sf their homes and
other places of holiday resort. It is well
understood - thai .tho Vice President
elect wilH hurry back several day3
sooner than he meant at first to
do, and with him will como Wilson from
the East, Wado from the West, who,
with Trumbull, Sherman.. Kellev. and
Conkling, are to find out, through Wash-
burn, if possible, exactly what Grant
wants, and then what less ho will accent.
It i3 announced now, almost officially,
that a caucus is to be held on tho mVht
of the 4th of January. Indeed, it is de
clared that a call for one has been confi
dently sent to all tho Radical members
under tho franks of Schenck and
Morgan, of the Republican Congressional
Campaign Committee. By a single de
mand for repeal of the Civil Tenuro bill,
followed by no reiterated or other subse
quent demonstrations, General Grant's
ultimatum has gained force and favor
among many who counsel neace. Those
of the Senators who can bo counted on
to advocate tho real repeal of tho law.
are stated to me, by .one of theirnurabor.
to bo Messrs. Henderson, Ferry, Freling
huysen, Grimes, Sherman, Morton, Ross,
Dixon, Anthony, Sorazue. Fessenden.
Trumbull, Doolittle, -Fowler, Sawyer, of
South Carolina, at least, together, of
course, with all the Democratic members.
It is undeniable, however, that Messrs,
Morgan and Sumner have taken ad vans
tago of each being in town during the
recess, to co-operate in producing a send
ment against tho repeal of tho law in
any evont. During the week Bingham,
Blaine, Boutwell, Wilson of Ohio. Farns-
worth and other leaders will be on hand
to reinforce tho opposition to repeal
The occurrence of the feud has been tho
pretext on which moro than two thou
sand letters nnvn Imnn nnnnml In frrsnf
fmm w-n'.-i ; c .,t ,r
office. They tell him in substanco to
light it out on that lino if it takes all his
four years to do it in. Conservative Con
gressmen and statesmen generally, in.
eluding tlio President, havo iust stood
still looking at tho growth of this di
vision, aad whilo grimly vindicated, as
well in their long protests against tho
shackling or the Executive as in their
expectations that a rupture would come,
aro as suent in advico as they are
lacking in sympathy. Between ihe
Congressmen who openly .defy Grant's
deliverance and thoso who inclino to
submit to it, are a middle party who seeK
lo solve tho trouble by-having tho for
tieth Congress speedily adopt Mr.
'.Tenckea' civil service bill. jH'h'ey profias-
u uL-ciaru .mat. jur. VAHiax anu'.uen.
Grant aro heartily in favor of it, and that
by its provisions not only can the best
qualified bo secured for office, but that
the strife for supremacy between tha
executive and tho legislature can bo
merged into support of a measure which
will realize tho best theories ever enter
tained in reference to our administrative
system. It is certain that Mr. Jenckcs
will bo jiere a week betoro the expiration
of tho recess to press the stimulated
movement in behalf of his measure. It
can be shown, however, that tho bill cm
not pass this session. Too many things
aro in prospect, and limo is too short."
More than this amaioritvof tholladical I
members would not daro vote for tfifttiill
in tho situation in which they stand to
those who elected them. Then neither
Grant nor tho foes heha3 raised. up aro in
favor of a compromise, howevervmuch
they liko the civil service bill.
TUEALA IJ CIj .41 MS .
Wlint ronsross trill Deninnd of Enjc-
limd, nmt What, Concede.
Correspondence otUhTNovr York Post.
WASiiiNQTONvDecTSC. Since it has
become known that tho negotiation for
the settlement of the Alabama claims has
been recsived, your correspondent has
enueavorcu 10 ascertain inc Kina oi
agreemontwhich would be ratified by
the Senate if sent to it by the President.
Many prominent Senators, including
members of the Committee on Foreign
delations, havo had an interchange of
opinion on this subject, and after a care
ful survey it is found that tho following
draft contains all tho concessions to Eng-
land which would stand any chance of
being considered or ratified by tho Sons
First Tho British government must
admit its pecuniary liability for tho de
predations of tho Alabama, Shenandoah,
Honda and Sumter, and agree to pay an
amount of money which shall be deter
mined by a commission to bo hereafter
Second A commission or four mem
hers shall bo agreed upon, each nation
appointing two, and theso jointly select
ing an umpire.
Third This commission shall adjust
all claims presented to them by Ameri
can citizens which arose out of tho depre
dations committed by any of the above
named privateers, and shall investigate
each caso and decida what amount of
money is due for said claims.
Fourth After this class of claims aro
settled tho commission shall pass upon
Lall other classes of claims by American
I.. ... -in-n
citizens against r.ngianu irom iojj up to
tho present time.
Tho commission will likewise consider
all claims of British subjects against the
United States in tho following class of
First All cases presented by British
subjects residing permanently in tho
Second All coses in which the claim
ant is nnablo to show that ho remained
neutral during tho late warl
Third Those cases decided finally by
admiral ity courts.
Tho above draft contains tho largest
concessions which thoso Senators who
have studied the question thoroughly are
willing to make ; and anything which
falls short has but littlo chance of ratifi
cation by the Senate.
It has not been ascertained whether or
not this draft differs materially from Mr.
A citizen of Burlington, Vermont, has
invented a clock that runs by electricity,
and never requires winding. It has only
three wheels, no weights or spring-, and
it is claimed that it has littlo friction, is
not affected by heat, cold, dampness or
jarring. A single clock and battery can
be connected with any number of dials
and indicators, in the same building, or
even along the whole line of railway
A method of sewing boots and shoes
with copper wire instead of the common
thread, has been patented, tho advan
tage being that at a very small increase
in expense the strength and durability of dencc, has been formed to influence.pub
the work arc much improved. I lie opinion against this restriction.
NEW SERIES NO. 107,
Conduct or tho Squnwx Demeanor or
tho H'oimtleU-l'Assion for Hard-
A correspondent of tho New York
Herald writes from the scene of
Gen. Custer's operations as follows :
During the first few days of the
captivity of the squaws of Black
Kettle's band of Cheyennes there
was considerable anxiety felt bv
them. Tliey all expec'ted they were
lo be Killed in retaliation of the
atrociticsrcommitted by their band.
At first the wounded ones refused to
go to the hospital, fearing they were
I tho firir. amtrTwl nut fV- -nn
I .....x.m Ui4 LUi.tauv.L.
The soldiers talking to each other
not in tones the mo3t gentle and
euphonious, and in' a language they
did not .understand, they construed
u inio a controversy as to when and
how they were to be disposed, of.
in constant dread of what disposi
tion was to be made of them, several
of the snuaws visited. Gen. Sheri
dan s interpreter, MftCurtis, and
asked him whether they were all to
oe Kiueti. u ben assured that the
white man did not kill women and
children for what the warriors did,
they felt materially relieved. Since
tllon tUe wounded squaws have a-
peared more lively and exhibit au
unusual feeling of gratitude for the.
kind treatment they have been re
ceiving. Pins feeling they manifest
uy suaKing hands with the surgeon
whenever he visits them. The
most remarkable instances of
fortitudo are exhibited in tlie
cases of the wounded Indian chil
dren. The desperation of the fi-rh't-
ing at the battle of the Oushita.on
the part of the part of the savages,
may be judged from the fact that no
male prisoners were taken over eijrht
years old, the rest taking up arms
and joining in the" fight. There are
now in the hospital several very
young boys and girls badly wound
ed, out not trom a single one of
them has come the slightest audible
indication of their suffering; yet
ttie expression ot their lace, the wild
glance of their eyes, betray that they
do suffer. JJurinsrsuch painful otc-
rations ns probinjrand cleansinjrout
their wounds, placing the thumb on
one temple and stretching the hand
across the forehead, fixing the sec
ond finger on the temple opposite,
they close their eyes and patiently
r...l.m:- n..i. i : . . I. -
1 . . I I
teachings ot surgery require. One
litlb girl about six years of age, has
a bullet hole through her body, on
the left side, and yet she is up and
maiccs no complaints. All the woun
ded squaws and children rode in on
their ponies, refusing to have any
thing to do with ambulances. An
other singular feature in the wound
ed is the peculiarly offensive odor
of the sloughing wounds.
The well snuaws arc still en
camped w ith the cavalry, and seem
to be contented with their lot The
male children amuse themselvea
throwing reeds, as a they were
spears, at diilcrcnt oujeqts. thus-ilis
playuisr-tlic- cultivation ofTtheir ex
panning merit, as liuure warriors.
- v. - ..
Among the trophies brought in
w.i3 a handsome lodge, which oo
longs to GeneraL Custer. To-daj'
this was unloaded from the warron.
and having' sent for several squaws,
the General had the lodge put up in
true Indian st' - This is part of
the dunes of tlit.' squaws, and in a
very.few minutes they displayed
their proficienej-to an extent which
surprised even one. The lodire is
(rifskins. and perfectly white. It is
not at all surprising that the loss of
tlipir lnrtWa ia lonk-pd linnn hv tli
savages as so great a calamity. The
number of skins, the proper tin
ning of them, fitting and stitching
them together, constitute evidently
a labor and expense of considera
ble magnitude. In setting up a
lodge, the squaws get around with
the lodge poles in their hands;
these they lock at the upper ex
tremities and set Ihcui in position
forming the skeleton, of the lodge.
The lodge skin, one end attached to
a pole, is laid iu an upright posi
tion against the lodge poles already
up; the skin is then unrolled and
wrapped around the outside over I
the lodge poles. The ends are then
fastened with thongs, leaving an
aperture about three feet high for
an entrance, and at the top for the
egress of smoke.
The captives, sick and well, have
not lost apetite or lic"sh since in our I
hifiiiils. Thoir r-niapitios for stow-
hands. Their capacities for stow
ing away lood arc truty amazing.
Hard taek to them is a great lux-
ury, and old and 3'oting, sick and
well, devour it with all the relish of
tlie choicest, and ricuesi cak'c. jfi
C'lIAA'CJCM irfTIIIKTEEN TEAKS.
In 1S55. Mr. Buchanan was Minister
to 1'ncland. Captain George B. McCIel-
lan was detailed on secret service in tho
harbor of Cuba, under instructions from
the Secretary or War. Uen. Uuitman,
Lieutenant Beauregard and others were
? lotting filibustering raids against the
sland, for which tho covernment soon
after made an offer of $ll0,()00,OOU. Par
son Brownlow had written a navago work
in defense of slavery, and wns challeng
ing .Northern clergymen to dispute its
divine authority. Gerrit: Smith, Dr
Howe, Henry Ward Beecher, and a few
hundred others were doing a quiet ard
limited business over the underground
railway. John Brown had not yet left
his farm in tho .Northern wild. An ob
scure individual remembered by a few
as having once represented Sangamon
district, Illinois, in tho House, and op
posed tho Mexican war in an awkward,
disingenuousand extremely unpopular
argument, received a few complimentary
'votes lor icosl'resident, in competition
with Mr. Dayton, the nominee. Capt U.
S. Grant, hardly suspected of being an
ex-army otiicer by those who bought
molasses or cord wood of him, was gen
erally taken for a steamboat captain,
temporarily stranded by a stress of ill
luck, or who hardly had tho cnerzy and
pluck to succeed in any business calling,
and, therelorc, collapsed into a speculator
in sundries. W. T. Sherman was teach
ing in Louisiana. Gen. Sickles, Butler
nnd Logan were rough-and-tumble Dem
ocratic lawyers of some notoriety. Two
. i ... . -
oi tne mosc prominent anu promising
officers of our little army were Col Albert
Sidney Johnson and Lieut Col. ltobert
E. Lee Albany Argus.
A Boston writer saya of a sinxar that
" hor intonation is always pure as gold,
and her mastery of the portmente, rnes
saro di voce, diatonic and chromatic
scales, trills, apeggiatura, gruppetti and
ataccari is such as to stamp her an artist
of high rank and merit"
Tim laws of Rhode Island still require
a property qualification of nil naturalized
voters. A t-'uffrasre association, in Provi-
Gr O O DSl
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HAVE JUST OPENED
GREAT AUCTION SALES
IN NEW YORK,
IN ALL KINDS OF
S I L jK S j
e"w Styles Paris Cloaks,
Elegant Paris Shawls,
Beautiful Fur Cloaks
ade Silks at $25. wortk
Melange Poplins at' 37 cents,!
worth 75 cts.
Rept Poplins at 37 cts , worth
Embroidered Poplins at 50 ct&
worth $2 OO,
Poplin and Merino Plaids, I
Beautiful New Prints,
Rich Sash and Nock Ribbons,
Elegant Sable and Cheap F
Bargains in Hosiery
Bargains in Gloves,
AH Wool Flannt
Cheap Canton Flannels,
Fine Bed Blankets,
Cloakings of all kinds,!
Bleached Muslins at N. York!
All of which will be soldi
greatly belowj valus, as we
hava determined to
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