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tSEXTS & YOUTHS!
AIm n Urge assortment of
- IUBjAXD CASSiMEEE!
HATS AND CAPS,
At actual cart.
CHEAT YARIETY OFT .
CE.TS' RMISBKG GOODS
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last tide TiMlc- Euaare- t '5 I
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iVde$Jay, Thursday aud Friday, Dec.
rUk,th-ami 2f, 1865.tr k
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lam and AttractiTe Bale ef Kick
and Elegant Tan. :
AT AUCTION, BT O. CCTTEK SOX,
f CUTTER 4 SON will sell at Auc-
tloo, on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday,
Dec. 27th, zHih ana r.nu, at tueir abcuob Boom,
Ho. 1S4 Bnk tract, at 10 o'clock A. M., 1 P. M
and 7 o'clock, each day" sad ereuriia? sssltBSie!
lock or valuable ura, consisting in part or,
dies' Mink Collar, Vietorioes, Cape. Caffs and
Muffs; Stone Martha Collar, Vtctarirvw, "apes.
Cuff, aad afuffs; Baavnr Mink CoUar, Kuffs, Vic
torinos aud Culfs; French fcable Cllare, Mnffs,
Capes, Vlctorinea, and Cuffs; Jtisael and Cbildrr-a'a
Furs in great variety. Also, Sleigh Robe. Tha
furs are in complete order, and aiaDufaetnred ex-
preasly for the retail trade, and vMl he uld. wKk-
out reserve. Term, dawk at time of Bale; de27:2Ta
Great BargraJas to be kail la
Ladles' rnrs and Hoods
L. BENEDICT & SON.
ThfT b redaoM their price on' L ABUTS
rDBH, HU.'DS, CAPS. 4c, W wry owact
mo m to tempt erery pertoa. to pnrciiaM briber
uiey neea via wk. vtu oon gvi m picf
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JL BAftVI. In conscqneBce of cootinatMi tu
Brfralthvmtf of - sppltcaiioB' to tmtiMMforti
nod of thirty yri. I now offer for aale th.
wKkd Will. Stock: aotl Fiztvr" f miy J)ru tnwi.
mmm. ic tbo dAMTB of baiom. CulainbUiiA county.
Ohio. Competent- Druggirtti are in tteudance
whose tervices nuy bo at cured. Thii businoM baa
ten cointantly oil tho increase for upwards of
wen43' Tears. grounDg witfc- tua proaria mum
4laot has prurd lttwlf to be reaaonably prontabla,
Mdvilk as r-tmOllahd cantoai certainly a4e-
airabfe opportunity for acj person vinhing to oa
acein Du tineas.
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VOL. XIX-NO. 306.
nVEBNESDAY, DECEMBER 27, 1865.
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBEB 27, 1865
tear Far Evb1mk EUUt Ncwi
t&- rmr Morning Edition Hews
Gold erased lt night &t 145.
' BECcirn from the internal revenue since
Jul bare been $176,000,000.
Mm funeral' of Goverhor torwm 'look
place at Lebanon yeaterday.
TniSrie Boad has borrowed four millions
of dollars in England with which to com
plete its doable track. r .- y
A Jfosrs; . CaaoLiaA . siitor has bees
brought to Washington under arrest, 'for
publishing disloval artieles. ..
' m Merchants Exchange, in. Montreal.
Canada, was destroyed by fire Sunday
Bits or eight thousand dollars were
stolen (from the afe f the .Treasurer ot
Pulaski county, Ind.,' Sunday Bight last '
CaaoHi rTtXRUiwyof the famous Kear
sage, has been transferred to the command
of the Gulf Squadron, which consist of
twisty fesssla carrying 1U gune.,
Gen. Gsiht, it is asserted, immediately
after the holidays, will proceed to the Bio
Grande, to look after the military situation
ther.? !.;!! ' i ' -"
A coLiiaioy oceurred between two paasen
ger trains on a Ehode Island Bailroad yes
terday, by ' which one passenger only was
wonnded, , . , , ,
Tas prison connected with the alms
house, at Portsmouth, Hew Hampshire,
was burned last Sunday night Three in-
maies perished in the flames. ,.. .,
Tas President has' relieved Provisional
Ooversoi Sharkey, of Missrseippvof his iiir
ties, and turned the State over to the officers
recently elected by the people.
Ajsoko the Washington rumors is one that
theOoramUtee'eir AppropriktiariS' werst to
report a bill for the assumption of the war
debts of Ue loyal States by the General
SoTrTrUJlBTlt, " f, r & a c - '. ' I
6o -laborers provoked igbt on the
Dayton k Western Bailroad near Bichmond,
lad., Christmas afternoon, by refusing to
pay their fare as passengers, in which two
a tbem were killed and several wounded.
Okk Mercer, a General in the rebel army,
who had command of a battallion of Union
prisoners forced into the rebel ranks from
Andexsonvills, is iiuw on trial at Savannah
for 'murder, having caused seven of the
priseser to be shot for desertion.
A scboovek from Hayti to Boston went
ashore iast Friday night off Nantucket, and
her crew, seven men, in endeavoring to
save themselves in the life-boat, were cap-
sUed sad drowned.
BaieeUii Yocxo has been dangerously ill
of pleurisy, but is now recovering. Of late
the Mormon militia have been actively
drilling, and many people out that way ap
prehend the breaking out of difficulties be
fore the close of winter.
Trk cities of the South, Tennessee es
pecially, must be desirable places of resi
dence since the war. Nashville, as every
body knows, has been particularly "salu
brious f and Atlanta, sow, is raising a reg
iment to protect itself from murderers and
Offiosss of the army, who have marched
over the Plains, and had some acouaintance
with the people of Salt Lake, are rather
anxious that military operations jnould
be commenced against Brigham Young and
his latter day saints. '
At Shaffer, Pa-, oa Christmas day, a fire
broke out which, in two hours, consumed
half the town. Tea stores and lour hotels
were burned. A quarrel took place during
the fire between a Mr. Park and another
man, -which resulted in Park's being shot
dead. t-'i h: 1 1 i ti , U O
Kiws froro the eity of Mexico represents
Msjtimili's governmejit as about played
out. . It is upheld only by foreign bayonets.
The withdrawal of the French, forces will
be the signal for a general uprising in favor
of the Bepublic. -
A run broke out yesterday in the building
Dibble at Cat, Pearl street, New Tork, in
which turpentine, rosin and soch like com
bustible material was stored in large quan
tities, and in a short time destroyed the
building and 4,MW or a5,0, worth of
property. . '-'. , l .. i Mi
A cass of suffooatiea from gas is reported
as taking place in Chicago, en last Saturday
night, .at A otel on Istke street. Six rnea
were sleeping in one room, and during the
night the eap of the gas pipe, which was
stuck en with wax, dropped off, letting the
gas escape into the room. Five of the men
ver ea' in morning, and the sixth
waainaeriaibla. ' r. ,-'!'
' Oca three o'clock, A. ., dispatches men
tion a sea-ions,: rial st Alexandria, fa., on
phristmas between the negroes and whites,
is) which six negroes are reported killed ss
well ss several whites. Tha blame of ori
ginating the riot h, of eonrss, laid upon the
negroes, and may be tree or may not. Use
where throughout the South, ss far as heard
from, the holiday was observed by the color
ed people in their customary manner, with
only here aad there any disturbance occur
ring ; and where it did, it was confined to a
A New Railroad Line.
Mr. Waahburne's resolution, "just passed
the House of Representatives, author
izing railroad communication through ths
States, without being subject to a tax or
any hindrance from State authorities, has,
no doubt, immediate reference to a direct
line between Kew.Tork and "Washington.
It is believed that a bill will be immedi
ately introduced InoorporaUng such a read
so direct and level as to avoid every local
interest. It will probably cross the Sus
quehanna at a point near the mouth of the
Conestoga, and will therefore run through
one of the richest sections of Pennylva-
vania. It is confidently calculated that
when this road is built the travel between
"Washington and New Tork will not take
mora than seven hours. This will, in fact,
be a national road, built by the govern
ment as well for its own purposes as for
the promotion of the general weal.
A Deserved Promotion.
We loarn that Colonel Joel A. Dewey,
of Anstinburg, Ohio, late of the 111th V.
S. C. T., has received a commission as full
Brigadier General. The promotion is a
well-merited one. and its recipient one of
the ablest and most brilliant among the
younger volunteer officers in the service
General Dewey then barely of age en
tered the army four years ago as a captain
is the 13d O. V. L: and profited during his
first year, of service by the iiutruetion and
discipline 6f that exeellent officer, Colonel
(nowIajor G eneral) Thomas Kirby Smith.
From this regiment be was transferred
to the 111th U. S. C. T, of which be be-
lv Olunei. Hie proiaoiion tf Lis. jrt'"--a.i j
rank is a recognition f his briill:.j nbiii- I
ties which will be very gratifying to his J
A POSTAL OUTRAGE!
THE CLEVELAND POSTMASTER EXCLUDING
FROM THE MAILS.
A Word of Explanation to Our Subscribers
who have Failed to
Receive the Leader.
1 .aFor some time past, we have been re
ceiving letters from subscribers and Post
masters explaining that the Leader
was not received. 'The' causa of the ir-
xegularity .we were not able- to ascertain
till last Saturday, " when one of the Post
Office clerks, on hi own responsibility,
and as a matter of kindness, called at our
eonnting room, and informed us that, by
order of Postmaster . Benedict, a large
number of Liadsrs were excluded from
the mails, on the ground that the postage
should- ha paid on thein a ' advance as
transient papers at the rate of two cents a
copy, . while the legal rate is about one-
third of a cent each copy, payable by the
subscriber, and that they had accumu
lated to the extent of several thousands.
Hany of the ubacrlbers are rostmasters,
to whom we send a Tri-Weekly for their
services in getting up clubs. ,
Why Hr. Benedict should commit
soch a abolish act and ' grass outrage
on such untenable grounds we cannot con-
ceive, unless, as it is now near New Years,
a time when most Postmasters are getting
up clubs, and subscribers are renewing
their subscriptions, he hopes, by making
tbem impatient at not receiving their
LEASER, to induce them to transfer their
subscriptions to the Cleveland Herald, of
which paper he is editor and port pro
"We pen this hastily and briefly, for the
purpose of informing those of our sub
scribers whoso papers have failed to reach
them, of the cause of such irregularity,
In .our next issue we shall enter more
thoroughly into detail in exposing this
It remains to be seen whether the Post
Office Department will allow tho Post
master of Cleveland to prostitute his
office for the purpose of furthering pri
Proscription in the District.
The high-and-inighty municipal officers
in the District of Columbia are greatly
disgusted at the energetic efforts of S. J.
Bovren, Esq., Postmaster at Washington,
in behalf of equal suffrage, aud are now
coolly asking President Johnson to remove
him, assigning no other reason for his re
moval than bis advocacy of this principle.
For the climax of cbeckiness, commend
us to the city officials of Washington 1 No
other set of men could have conceived the
impudence of approaching the President
who has declared himself in favor of
equal suffrage, and demanding from him
the removal of an energetic and faithful
officer because- he is active in promoting
this very principle.
The Columbus Journal says that while
Mr. Charles Hardy, cashier of the Nation
al Exchange Bank, and Col. James A.
Wilcox, Provost Marshal .General and
Cbief Mustering Officer of Ohio, were skat
ing on the Scioto river, in that city, Friday
evening, they were attacked by four ruffi
ans,, one of whom is believed to be a
deserter from the army. Mr. Hardy was
soverely beaten with . bludgeon, and the
villian attempted to drown Col. Wilcox
through a hole in the ice. He, however,
managed to escape. The assailants were
afterwards arrested. The only ground for
the attack was the supposed anger of the
deserter, who had been tried through Col
Ws instrumentality. '
The Copperheads and ex-rebels of
Washington cast 7,000 votes against al
lowing the negro citizens 'the tight of
suffrage. The Republicans abstained from
the polls, preferring to peti.ion Congress
directly to voting on the subject at an
extrajudicial election. It is believed that
6,000 adult white residents of the District
will sign a petition in favor of conferring
the franchise on the colored men. The
latter have a petition with 5,000 names on
it, A decided majority of the men of the
District are in favor of colored suffrage.
, Jerome B Chaffee, one of the newly
elected Senators from Colorado, was form
erly resident of Adrian, Michigan,
where he was engaged in the dry goods
business. He removed to Colorado some
six or seven years since, during the preva
lence of the Pike's Peak gold fever, and
soon became wealthy. He owns consid
erable real estate in Adrian. '
We have received an annual catalogue
of the officers and students of Western
Reserve College far the Academic year
1894-6. It exhibits a total of 101 student
daring the year, of whom 41 are connected
with the College, and 69 with the Prepar
atory School. v The able and experienced
faculty of the College remain the same ss
in former years.
Wilson, the murderer, whose brutal and
impenitent conduct at his recent execution
at Geneseo, N. T, has been described in
our dispatches, acknowledged on the scaf
fold that he killed a Mrs. Lewis, in Lan
caster, Ohio, about a year since, and con
fessed to other crimes of tho kind com
mitted in New Tork State.
A Cleveland Circle "Ferniest" O'Mahony.
- The New Tork Herald of Monday publishes
among its " Feniana" the following
CLEVELAND, O., Dec. 16, 1865.
Colonel W. R. Robert, President F. B. :
DeabSik: Since my departure from
Philadelphia ourprogresa has been marred
by startling events. I never dreamed
that he who on the floor and platform of
Congress preached retrenchment should
be guilty of wild extravagance and stupid
usurpation. However, time and evidence
prove all things. Still our time is pre
cious, and I trust we will use it to the best
advantage. For my part I believe
that you and your noble Senators have
nobly done your duty in combating and
exposing crime when you saw it commit
mitted. We have received your circular
in my Circle. It was well received. But
what we arc most eager to be posted on is,
what course do you intend to pursue in
regard to Colonel O'Mshony's Congres
sional summons to New York, and if you
are to meet at said Congress. My respects
and fraternal regard. 1 am, dear sir and
brother, obedient servant,
Brigand in iei via iatclj iiayd one of
their captives alive, as a hiu, ,o ti. CUiyj
RICHMOND AND WASHINGTON.
RICHMOND AND WASHINGTON. A Trip to Richmond-Desolations of
RICHMOND AND WASHINGTON. A Trip to Richmond-Desolations of War-Richmond-Yankee Enterprise
RICHMOND AND WASHINGTON. A Trip to Richmond-Desolations of War-Richmond-Yankee Enterprise-Free Suffrage in Washington-
RICHMOND AND WASHINGTON. A Trip to Richmond-Desolations of War-Richmond-Yankee Enterprise-Free Suffrage in Washington-Judge Welker.
[Special Correspondence of the Cleveland LEADER.]
WASHINGTON, D. C., Dec. 21, 1865.
. Your correspondent has recently made a
trip to the late capitol of the late South
ern Con federacy . Th e desolation that war
has caused is visible all along the route
from this oity to Richmond. The country
along the Fredericksburg route is n t very
desirable for farming purposes. There are
immense tracts of land extending for
miles on each side of the railroad, which
seems never to have been cultivated, be
cause not worth cultivating the soil worn
out and exhausted, inpcapable of produc
ing anything but stinted oaks, pines,
and so fotrh, of very diminutive size,
so that the depredations of armies
over these barren portions of the "sacred
soil" have not been very injurious to the
inhabitants or the State. The burned
portions of the city of Richmond are being
built up again rapidly, with Northern
capital and Northern energy, but on the
part a majority of the old residents
there exists that same hatred of tha Tan
kces which was so strongly manifested be
fore- and during the war. They fear,
however, to speak out boldly, but the un
dercurrent of animosity runs no deep aud
dark as ever; it may be seen in all their
movements. The people bear the impress
of war's ravages in their personal appear
ance. Here and there may be seen a few
whose exterior would indicate that their
funds had not all been invested in Con fed'
erate bonds 4hey can enjoy the finer fab
rics in their attire but the great mass
don't get above the old homespun gray
and butternut and are quiteseedy at that,
But Richmond, under this new dispen
sation, will become one of the most im
portant and thriving cities in the South,
in spite of the old fogy ism and Yankee-
hating leelinc that exists tbere now.
isut to return to Washington. We have
here an element somewhat similar to that
in Richmond, which at present controls
tne municipal anairs of the metropolis.
The nogro, and not so much the Yankee,
is the object of hatred, and all the efforts
that depraved humanity can put forth are
now being used to induce congress not to
extend to this class any . of the rights of
citizenship, llie Juuyor, w ith nis whole
clan of returned rebels, cowardly secession
svmriathizers and sramblers. have had an
election, to show that they are opposed to
letting the negroes vote. All others were
advised to stay away from the polls, and
did so with but few exceptions. It is pro
posed now that the colored people hold an
election to see whether they will permit
such men as -Mayor Y allack & to. to en
joy with them the elective franchise.
But the nat has gone lorln. tjongress
will pass an act permitting all wuo can
read tho constitution or write their own
names, or who have borne arms in defence
of the nation, to vote in this district, and
no others, this will cut on a largo class
of white voters, while it will admit a much
larger class of colored people to the elec
tive franchise. I am informed that the
Union members from our State will act
together on this measure. Judge Welker
is on the Committee of tho District of Co
lumbia, aud has done much to remove ob
jections, harmonize all differences, and se
cure for it a sure triumph.
One of our Ohio members, on entering
tne street car tne otner day, was asked bv
the conductor if "they were "going to
pass an act to let the niaaer vote T ' u es,'
he said. "Well," savs the conductor, "we
snail have blood shed at the polls, then."
"If," responded the member, "they
undertake to mako any disturbance of the
tin a, a tew companies of darkey troops
would soon quiet tnem. And so thov
would. The abolition of slavery here was
to nave caused mucn bloodshed, but when
abolition came, the blood did not flow.
The members, after serving their country
and constituents two weeks,hnve left for
thoir homes generally, to rest from their
arduous labors and enjoy the holidays
with their families and friends, undisturbed
Miss Harriet E. Prescott, the well
known authoress, was married in New-
buryport, Mass, to Richard S. Snofford,
Public gossip says that Miss Anna .
Dickinson is soon to be married to a JSew
York journalist and widower, to whom
she has been engaged for four years.
Hon. Schuyler Colfax has written a let
ter in which ho declines being considered
candidate for tne u nitod Mates senate.
He says that if he continues in pnblic life
be preiers to remain in the House.
A correspondent of the New York Aetrs,
writing from Washington, Bays the full
length portrait of Lieutenant-General
Grant, by Antrobus, over the west door of
the rotunda, attracts very general atten
tion. The likeness is nerfect. Good
judges pronounce it the best portrait of
Messrs. Cowgill and Dunham, of the
Indiana House of Representatives, had a
personal encounter in the lobby, Satnrday
morning, growing out or the lormer s im-
ugmng tne loyalty ol .Democrats. Mr,
lunham was the assaulting party. The
combatants were separated at an early
stage of the conflict..
Mr. George Alfred Townsend. co-editor
of the New York Citiien, and an author
and lecturer of some repute, was
married at St Phillip's Protestant
Episcopal Church, in Philadelphia.
on Thursday last, to a young lady of the
Quaker City. Journalists from several
leading cities were present; and among
the rich presents received by the happy
couple was a volume of original manu
script poems contributed by their literary
irienas, eacn poem Doing epitnaiamtum.
Mrs. Gaskell's death was more sudden
than the accounts in the public journals
led the public to suppose, bhe was at tea
with her daughter, Mrs. C'rompton, wife
of the son of the late judge. Strange to
state, they were talking on the subject of
death, and sudden death, when after some
remark by one of the com nan v. Mrs.
Gaskell, holding a tea-cup in her hand,
and raisng it halt way to her lips observed,
"Well I ," when she fell back in her
chair and was no more.
The first sentence of death Vhich yourg
Queen Victoria was required to sign after
her accession to the throne was that of a
soldier condemned for desertion. The
youthful sovereign read it, and asked the
minister wbo brougbt it to her, " Have
you nothing to say in behalf of this man?"
.aotniag, was tne reply; "be has de
serted three times; but," said tho brave
veteran who related the anecdote, "seeing
her Alajestys anxiety, I added, 'though
he is a verv bad soldier, some witnesses
spoke for his character ; and, for aught I
knew to tne contrary, be may be a good
man.'" " Oh I thank you for that a thou
sand times! exclaimed the Queen, and
hastily writing "pardoned" on the paper
she put it across the table with her fair
hand trembling with emotion.
Miles O'Reilly, through the New York
Citizen, says that the "Wearing of the
Green" song is a modification of the old
Irish chant, of which he recalls these lines:
"Then up stepped General Bonyparte,
..cri took me by the hand
Sayin1 how i, ould Ireland,
And where does the at lid V
This, be thinks, was written about the
time Bonaparte was consul, end Ireland
l.id fconcs cf Trench interforenco.
Marshal icilr.lic n is faid to have de
clared he will accept tip employment till
ruv is agtui n war. (
A Remarkable Pen-picture of Abraham
The Hon. W. H. Herndon, of Spring.
flsld, JUinoU, who was for twenty years
the law partner of Abraham Lincoln, re
cently gave a lecture on the life and char
acter of his illustrious companion, prefac
ing it with the following remarkable per
sonal duscriDti n: y
"Abraham Linooln was about six feet
four inches high, and when he left the
city, was fifty-one years old, having good
health and no gray nairs, ot but lew in
his head. He was thin, wirv, sinewy,
raw-boned, thin through the breast to the
back, and narrow across the shoulders;
standing, he leaned forward was what
mav bocallod stoop-shouldered, inclining
to the consumptive by bnild. Ilia usual
weight was about one hundred and sixty
Bounds. His organization ratner nis
structure and function worked slowly.
His bloodhad to run a long distance from
his heart to the extremities of his frame,
and his nerve force had to travel through
dry ground a long distance before his
muscles were obedient to his will. His
structure was loose and leathery ; his body
was shrunk and shriveled, having dark
skin, dark bair, looking woe-struck. The
whole man. body and mind, worked slow
ly, creakingly, as if it needed oiling.
Phvsicallv. ho was a very powerful man,
lifting with o"se'ffolrf bundred or six hun
dred pounds. . . 1
" His mind was like his body it worked
slowly, 1". e.u..ftiv. i n i 1
he moved cautiously, duv nrmiy, nis long
arms, and hands on vthem like giant's
hands, swunr? down DV nis side, ne warn
ed with even tread ; the inner side of his
feet were parallel. He put the whole foot
flat down on the ground at once, not land
ing on the heel ; he likewise likewise liftod
his foot all at once not raisins: from ths
toes, and hence had no spring to hi3 walk.
lie had the economy ot tall and iirt oi loot
though he had no spring or apparent ease
of motion in his tread, tie walked unau
latory, up and down, catching and pocket
ing tiro, weariness, and pain all up and
down hiij person, preventing them from
locating. Tne urst opinion ot a stranger
or a man who did not observe closely, was
that his walk implied shrewdness, cunning
a tricky man, but his walk was the Walk
of caution and firmness. ' In sitting down
in a common chair he was no taller than
ordinary men. His legs and arms were
abnormally, unnaturally long, and in un
due proportion to the rost of his body. It
was on iv wben no stood up mat ne loomed
above other men.
" Mr. Lincoln's head was long and tall
from tho base of the brain and front tho
eyebrows the perceptive faculties. His
head ran backward, nis lorencao Tising as
it ran back at a low angle, like Clay's, and
unlike Webster's, almost perpendicular.
The size of the hat, measured on the hat
ter's block, was 7 J, his head being from
ear to ear G inches, and from the front to
the back of the brain 8 inches. ' Thus
measured it was not below the medium
His forehead was narrow but high;
his hair was dark, almost black, and Tav
Hosting where his fingers or the wind left
it, piled up at random. His cheek-bones
were high, sharp and prominent. His
eye-brows heavy and jutting out ; his jaws
were long, up-curveo ana neavy ; nis nose
was large, long ana Diunt, naving me tip
glowing in red, and a littlo awry toward
the right eye; his chin Was long, sharp
and up-curved ; his eye-brows cropped out
like a huge rock on the brow of a hill ;
his face was long, sallow, cadaverous,
shrunk, shriveled, wrinkled and dry, hav
ing, hero and there a hair on the surface;
his checks were leathery; his ears were
large and ran out almost at right angels
from his head, caused by heavy hats, and
partly by nature ; his lower lip was thick,
hanging'and undercurved, while his chin
reached for the lip tipcurved ; his nck
was neat and trim, his head, being well-
balanced on it; there was the lower mole
on tho right cheek and Adam's apple on
the throat. :
Thus stood, walked, acted and looked
Abraham Lincoln. He was not a pretty
man by any means, nor was he an ugly
one. lie was a nomeiy man, careless oi
his looks, plain looking and plain acting.
lie bad no pomp, display or dignity, so-
called. Ho appeared simple in his car
riage and bearing. He was a sad looking
man; bis melancholy dripped from bim
as he walked.- His apparent gloom im
pressed his friends and created a sympathy
tor rum one weans 0 us yvtut suecets.
Ho was gloomy, abstracted and joyous,,
rather humorous bv turns. 1 do not think
he knew what .real joy was for more than
twenty-three years. Mr.T Lincoln some
times walked our streets cneenly, good
humorcdly, perhaps joyously, and then it
was on meeting a lnend no cried, now
d'y," clasping one of his friend's hands in
both of his, giving a 'good, ncarty soul
" SoTiotimes he wight beeecn wondiag
his way to his oliice, to the court-room or
railroad depot, with his baggage, looking
like a mil in broadcloth. ; Of a winter's
morn id" he Vtifrlit be seera stalking and
stilting it to"the market-house, basket on
arm, his Old 'gray shawl wrapped around
his neck, his little VUueiortlad running
along at his heels," asking a thousand little
quick questions, which nis ratner neara
not not t Bon rcn knowing mat mire
Willie or Tad was there, so abstracted was
the father. When he thus met a friend,
bs said that something put him in mind of
a story wnicn ne neara m Indiana, ana
tell it ho would, and there was no altern
ative but to listen. .
Thus, I saystood and walked and look
ed this singular man. , He was old; but
when that .grey eye anaiaconiM every
feature were lit up by the inward soul in
fires of emotion, then it was that all these
apparently ugly features sprang into or
gans of beautyvrnrik' themselves in a
sea of inspiration that sometimes flooded
Anecdote of Tom Corwin.
This interesting anecdote of the late
Tom Corwin is told by a New York cor
respondent of the Providence Journal,
who was A reporter, in Washington and
knew the great Ohioaa well: -
une evening in tne montn or juno,
1836, he called at my desk, for I was then
engaged in that most delightful of all oc
cupations delightful where you have to
follow eloquent and gentlemanly speakers
and said to mo, " I am going to speak
to-night, and I fhall be much obliged to
you if you will look out for me." As I
had been at my post some ten or twelve
hours without relief I replied that I could
not think of it. " Not think of it," here-
joined, " wny, nave you not teasea me to
death to speak ! ana now, wnen l want
you to report me, vou will not do it. I
shall not occupy the floor over thirty
minutes ; now you must oblige me. Ira
somewhat prepared, but as I dor't know
but I shall get off the track, I want you
to report me."
1 finally agreed to take mm, provided
he spoke thirty minutes only. He ob
tained the floor. Tho house was very full
galleries crowded. He had not spoken
ten minutes before members of all sides
began to crowd around him. In twenty
minutes he was literally surrounded by a
mob ot members, who bad left their.seats
to listen.' t I soon saw that his notes were
discarded, and did my best to "-get "bim'
correctly. Such an outburst of legitimate
eloquence I had never before listened1 to.
He was frequently interrupted by bursts
of the mont rapturous applause from House
and galleries. 1
Having at Inst concluded, ne ran around
to me with the inquiry, "Have you got
me?'1 "Yes; but you promised to speak
thirty minutes only." "Well, have I
overleaped my engagements ?" "Yes, in
deed you have. ' How long nave 1 been
speaking?'; "Two hours and fifty min
If he had epoken a week be would have
found a willing and admiring audience to
listen to him.
A grocer in New Haven, in moving an
old counter, recently, found two micenests
ol banu bills ar.u traction! currency.
On puliiits (li-in to piece sixty or seven tv
longeuiisaitig di'lki's tnruoJ up. AH the
bills were more or leas muiiiaied, 1 ut some
fifteen, or twenty imta w. saved.
A condemned murderer in Prussia has
succeeded in moulding out of bread a
beautiful goblet, with delicate -mouldings
of fruit and fiowers,nil this -wilt) bio arms
locaeo, to an iron oar. .
Boalaesa Edaeatloa. Seme people are so
foolish as to appoae that a ltoaest Fthteat ion can
be better aoqnired la a College building, located in
a larp. city, that in the same College lraildlnf If re
moved out af tha dtp, to apteeaant, quiet village,
comparatively free fre. temptations, vices and
thoao alaioat - anmberiesa thinae that withdraw
the atteatloa of fna sradent from bis stains, Sn
ible people, there are, however, who believe that
the freer from city attractions, temptation and
as aw to squander money the Utter for those
who are, nethapa for the Urst time, separated from
friend and bomainfluencea.
We call the attention of our readers to Calkins,
Griffin A Co.'srnion BuetacM Institute at Ober.
lin, Ohio, a located in sack a village, and for a
tkorowfh training in ateorp and practice second to no
Commercial aad Telegraph College in the whole
lor particulars, address tbem nov20
Banal Ion Trait. The friends of the Bev.
H. S. Parrish wfll make him a Bonation Visit at
the Parsonage Of th Bridge Street If. B. Church
corner of Bridge and Taylor streets, neat Friday
evening. TWh it. All of his friend are cordially
Pare) aad Sweetest OOD liveh oit
IS TUB WOBLO, MAHCTMICaBD FB91 MEH SE-
isctbd livers on tha sen coast. Thi oil is charac'
t.Wad hv a nnt 1- .w-.a peculiar to i
alas. It reputation Is so great that it takes tho
had of all other-oils, and in prescribed by physi
cians. Remember to ask for iLaZAan A Caswbxl s
Con Ltrsa Oil,
CASWELL, MACK A CO.,
decT ' Sole Afanufactarers, Sew York.
Hair DreMina Without a Particle
erf Oreaae. Qltcibl deeuea the Hair b. ami
fully, communicates a deliclon cooliDg sensation
to the scalp, cleanses it from dandrun, relieves
headache, sad is absolutely free from all grease, so
as not to soil the finest fabric.
.. CASWELL, MACK A CO.,
Bole Manufacturers, Ktw York.
; Sold by all Druggists. deal.
Atteatloa. Sir Knight! The officer
and members ef Oriental Encampment Xe. 12, K.
T., are hereby notified to meet at Iris Hall on
Wednesday, 27th inst.. at 7 o'clock P. M., for
drill. By order of the E. Commander.
D. E. FIELD,
Exqnlttlfe Tooth'and Montta-waal..
Ean Aroniatique is a preparation of aromatic gums
and balsam, which communicates a delicious tasto
to th. mouth, a sweetness to tha breath, a hard
Bess to the gums, ami cures toothache and a son
aitive condition of the teeth aud gnuu.
1 Prepared solely bv Caswell, Mack ft Co., New
York, and sold by aU Drnggists. dec37
Planoa. If yon want a good Piano call at tha
Piano Boom of C Shaw A Co., 96 Bauk-at., and
those BfOeo. Stock and Helton make, Juet
received. They are really fine instruments.
The Empire Shuttle Sewlnar Machine
The best machine in the market.. For sale and
for rent at Boom No. 6 Lyon's Block, west side
Public Square. dei7:377
Pearls and Rabies. White teeth cropping
out of ridges of ruby, a breath spicy as the airs
from Araby the Blent. Who can resist such fasci
nations? To realize tbem, to perpetuate them to
make the month a casket of pearls and rubies, and
every sigh a guh of fragrance, all you have to do,
fair ladies, is to use that matchless vegetable pre
paration, Fragrant Be20o02iT. dec 27
The Large Wholesale Slock of Ladies
and Gents' Furs at reduced prices.
JOHSf B. GOODSELL A CO.,'
dec23:2"4 12i'J4 Water street.
Gifts for the Million. Tuuse in want of
a nice present for the Uoliduys should call at Jio.
95 Bank street, Cleveland, 0. They have received
this day a large iuvoice of Fancy Goods. Be sure
and call at No. 96 Baak street before purchasing
elsewhere. . dec 23
Sea J Toar Time. Splendid Christmas
and New Year's Gifts at Ko. 96 Bank street from
a Photograph Card to a Piano. dec23
C. Shaw at Co. are now receiving, at 96 Bauk
street, a large assortment of the best Piano snd
Organs from the eastern cities, which will be sold
at the lowest prices; also Piano Stowla and Covers.
dec 23-1 w
Lewi T. Seofield, Architect, has opened his
office on the corner of Euclid and Erie treet; en
trance on Erlo street. uVe20:3SO
A Spendid Light? entirely free from smoke
or odor, at aeost of. only one-fourth of a cent, per
hour, Is obtained by use of the new Jion- Explosive
Lamp and Aurora Burning Fluid.
. GRIFFIN BAKEB, Wholesale Agents,
dec2C:273 HO Seneca street.
Plana! Pianon!! C. Shaw A Co., 96
Bank street, hare the beet stock in the market.
Cell and ee them. Also, Smith's American Or
gan.' 95 Bank street. ' declU:277
Petrolenna OIL We are prepared to fur
nish our friends the best quality of Illuminating
Petrolenm Oil at the lowest market price. In large
or ma!I quantities. J.O. BIVMONS A CO.,
dvcl6:374 60 Merwin streot
To Printer. The beat kinds of Pbihtehs'
cTews Ibx for sale at Leader offle.
To Printer). We have for salcin quantities;
to suit, Bingham's Celebrated Roller Composition
alo, Palmer's Patent Composition, the beet and
most durable extant. All orders by mall promptly
attended to. Address LIADEB CO., Cleveland"
Indetnnitx for Lost of Life er Bodi
ly Injary. The original Travelers Insnrarjae
Co.) of Hartford, Conn., insures against Accidents
tat all kinds. . Cask asset, Sept., ISOj, 042,371.45.
The Travelers Insurance Coaipawv of Hartford,
Conn., ia the pioneer accident insurance company
of Ibis country ; u has issued sver thibtt tiiou
8ad policies, (up to November 1,) and paid over
six hcisbsd losses inoluding the large sum of
138,000 paid to twelve policy holders within the
fear, for Last thaji $260 in premiums.
A protective insurance against loss of life or in-
Jury by accident, anywhere aud at all times. No
saadioal txarminaiiom reptirrd.
Gebibaj. Accubxt Pollers. The best policy
foBavery man, whether he travels much or little,
Is a General Acoideat Policy, which injures against
erery possible form of casualty, at all times and
0B BOOTH GSKIEAL AcCIDTKT POLICIES.
Beoistbbxb. This Company now issues a very
convenient form of One Month General Accident
Policies, at the rate of SI per thousand with 6
per' week compensation for each thousand insured.
These are much better than ticket policies, for
travelers and others desiring short risks, as they
can be taken in any amount from $500 to $10,0vu.
They eover all accidents, and each policy la reguter
so, so that tha insurance Is good in case the policy
is lost or destroyed.
For aaechanies sr others wbo can not easily
spare tha aaaonat of an annual premium, hut
weald like to insure by the month, these short
time policies are " jnat th tiM-B." j jivr-
soa who insures each mouth, for six months con
secutively, a policy for the remaining six months
will bs given with oat charge, (except a policy fee
of one dollar.) .
Policies iSBued and losses promptly paid by
THAYIB A IIL'NSON, Agents,
Park Building, next to Court House,
deol0iR9 Cleveland, Ohio.
Darina; the Holidays, C. Hambrock, No,
3$ Public Square, will sell Picture Pramea, Lonk
ag Glasses, Monldiagsvtttord, Tassels, Ac, at a
disconnref from IS ta2rer cent. decl3.27S
Oent'a Enrnisliioa; Goods Mutt A
Height, have Just opeqedfa apleadid' assortment of
Gent's Furnishing Goods for the fall and winter '
trade, at No. Ill Superior street, under the Wed
411 Boas oct7:B
vViater Aapleav-SOO bbls. Greenings, Bus-
setts, Spitsoabergs, and other choice varieties of
Winter Apples im store and for sale by
P ELTON F BENCH A CO.,
b30:271 Oviatt's Exchange, foot of Superior at.
To Oil Refiners. We are propared to do all
kinds of Oil Beflsery Plumbing In the meat per
fect an 1 durable maimer. Before engaging work
!twhre, Oil Befiners will Audit for their inter
est to call on SMITH A COSBY,
00 Refinery, House and Ship Plumbers,
nlfc288 117 Seneca street, opposite City Hotel.
Stvtd.v Economy by pir )
(ai'V-r wholesale or retail) u'r
Fashionable IL.U 1
. .) rs,
ll."ftipvriitrvvt, v,;-u. m. wdd,
LAST NIGHT'S DISPATCHES.
Trial of a Rebel general for
Justice Overtaking the Fiends of
FUNERAL OF GOVERNOR CORWIN
Heavy Fire on Pearl Street, N. Y.
Fire in Portsmouth, N. H., Three
Persons Burned to Death.
Rumors Concerning the War
Debts of the States.
General Government to Assume
Arrest of a Disloyal North Carolina
Riot in Alexandria, Virginia.
Six Negroes and Several Whites
Reports from the City of
The Star of Republic in the
Gold last night closed 145 3-8.
Associated Press Report.
From New York.
Nr.w Tonic, December 26. The Commer
cial's Washington special soys authentic in
telligence from the City of Mexico repre
sents a rcmarkuhle growth of nationality in
that city and the interior. French were be
coming daily more unopular, and their
withdrawal would be immediately followed
by the downfall of llaximillian. The new
dynasty 13 only maintained bv foreign
bayouels, and the feeling of the instability
of the empire is increasing. Olhcials are
uneasy, and dread a popular manifestation
in faver of the republic. The old factions
are gradually abating their differences in a
manner that bodes no good to the Imperial
ists. The sentiment of nationality has been
immensely stimulated by the foreiirn in-
vaston snd by hopes inspired by tha restora
tion 01 pence iu the 1 . 0.
The steamer Massachusetts will leave
the llrooklyn JTavy Yard ou Saturday with
mails, passengers and stores to the Gulf and
Petition by Soldiers.
A petition is being signed, in this city, by
men who enlisted in tho Union army after
tho beginning of the war, before the passage
of the law granting large bounties, and who
have been discharged on account of sick
ness, wounds, injuries, promotion, expira
tion of the term or service, or of re-enlist-mont,
asking Congress to give them boun
ties in proportion to the bounties given to
the soldiers who entered service during the
latter part of the war.
The Strong Divorce Case.
The Supreme Court room Was crowded
with an audience interested in the closing
features of the Strong divorce case. At
eleven oVkk the jury was called, after
whih Mr. (iraham commenced to sum up
War Debts of the Loyal States.
The Tost's Washington special says it is
rumored that tho Annropriation Committee
intends to report to the House a bill provid
ing, for tho assumption of the war debts of
tho loyal States by the General (government.
The Commercial says : Commodoie Win
slow, formerly commander of the Koarsags,
has been ordered to tho command of the
ijulf Squadron in the place of Bear Admiral
Thatcher, who has been detained. This
fouadron now consists of 21) vessels, carry
ing W0 e;tins. The gunboat Florida, now at
Brooklyn navy yard, will soon be ready for
sea. cue is lutcmteu lor tne new west In
dia smiadron, and Commander Henry Ro
lnmla, formerly of the Keystone State, has
b;cu ordered to the emmand.
says that Marshal Brown, the former land
lord of the present Metropolitan Hotel, has
been defeated in his long pending suit
brourht against him hv Mrs. Wilcr. who
claimed to be an acknowledged daughter of
tis ucccrsed orotticr. it was wnno arguing
tliis CR30 and endeavoring to sliow that the
mother of Mrs. Wiley was not TilloUon
Brown's lawful wife, that lawyer Joseph II.
Bradley so far forcot himself as to call Judge
Olin, who was on the bench, a liar.
New Yosk, December 26. A fire broke
out this morning in the four-story building
No. 18 I'carl street, occupied by C. 1).
Dibble A Co., dealers in naval stores and
cotton, and Henry Lncas, cordage dealer.
In the basement a large quantity of tur
pontine and rosin was stored, which at once
took fire and in twenty minutes the whole
building was in flames. The books of
Dibble A Co. were iu the safe which is still
in the ruins. The los3 of that firm is esti
mated at from $40,000 to $50,00. The
building is a total loss. N. O. Brown's fancy
goods store. No. 1S6, was damaged by water
to the extent of from $3,001) toi,000; in
sured for S2,vov.
The [...] Arrest.
New York, Di-
are the causes of the arrest of General Mer
cer, whose trial for murder is now coine on
at Savannah, given by the Herald s Savan
nah correspondent: there existed at ba-
vannab, in 1864, a battallion of soldiers in
the rebel army, composed ot union prison
ers who had enlisted in the rebel ranks to
keen from starvaine. These mm took every
opportuuity to desert to onr lines, and on
ouo occasion seven of thera were caught,
tried for desertion and shot. This occurred
while Genefal Mercer was in command, and
he has becu placed on trial for murder.
General Mercer was paroled by General
Sherman, and iu his dctence claims united
States protection, under the Johnston-and-
Sherman agreement. The Commission ia
now aiijourniug irum uay 10 uay awaiting
telegraphic dispatches from Washiugtonas
to whether the trial can go on or not, as no
evidence can bo produced for the prosecu
tion as vet. An application zor esu was
made on liehalf of the accused, which was
relumed by the Court He is at present con
fined in the guard-house, under custody of
the Provost Marshal and is kindly treated.
The Jamaica Rebellion.
New York. December 26.
gives an extract from a letter received from
a geutitman holding a high commercial po
sition in hmgston. it says uie ex
citement caused by the late disturbances is
pasaice oil', and all the various and wild re
ports tfcat were in circulation about Ml or-
tf ;:"- ;iavo v i" :.ihf--i ii.tfl ihin
i.ir, - : :r ; vnj: ; ;
.I--;- 'iLi: ve;y met thai v,;.- 1
flogged, without one of the military, Ac.,
having sustained as much injury as finger
scratch proves to some extent that there
ould have been no rganixation. All the
outrages that were committed by the reSls
did not extend beyond the first day, ant.
iome of the atrocities committed by them
are quita-ennallenV by the erueitiea of the
provost marshal. The principle that seem
ed to have governed and regulated the au
thorities was venzeanee, and not mercy. It
T5v liikrpd jhiit very many innocent persons
R. A. Waring.
Ralsigh, N. C, December 24. B. A.
Waring, Editor of the Charlotte Times, ar
rested by order of General Rurer, arrived
here this morning. The arrest wes made, it
is said, on account of articles that have re
cently appeared in the Times. It is sup
posed that he will be admitted to bail.
St. Loi is, December 26. Mr. Lockridge,
a representative of the railroad interests ia
Texas, has arrived at Kansas City on a mis
sion to the President of the Kansas City,
Fort Scott and Galveston Railroad, with a
view of the speedy completion of that road
with its Texas connection. Tho people of
Texas are fully alive to the importance of
the improvements The spirit of enterprise
is rapidly obliterating all feelings of ani
mosity toward the Union
Flour Mill Burned.
The flouring mill of Jasper A Co., at Han
nibal, Mo., was burned Thursday last. Loss
$o(l,A00; insured 320,000.
Funeral of Corwin.
Cixeixxvri. December 26. The funeral of
Governor Uorwin took place at Lebanon to
day, and was largely attended by delega
tions from all parts of the State.
Fortress Moiraor, December 55. In some
localities in this district, last night, consid
erable esjpitcmcnt prevailed owing to an un
founded rumor being circulated, that the
blacks were to get up an insurrectionary
movement against the whites. The blacks
celebrated Christmas, according to the usual
custom, by a display of fireworks. No overt
act has baen reported, ezcept in Norfolk.
where a negro attacked a policeman with a
club, who, in sell ae loose, snot the colored
RECEIVED UP TO 3 O'CLOCK, A. M.
[Special Dispatches to Western Associated Press.
Nkw York, Decembcr.26. The movement
for the compromise of the Fenian -quarrel
embraces : t irst, an immediate movement
for tho independence of Ireland; second,
the delivering the funds of the Brotherhood
to a committee of prominent and solvent
friends of the cause, to be mutually agreed
ou, and who shall at once nse moneys in
their hands, assured that they can etteetthe
redemption of Ireland. It is thought this
will test tho of both
It is announced that the Erie Railway
has just negotiated a loan of four million
and rivo hundred thousand dollars in Eng
land for the completion of its double-track.
A letter from Montreal says that Mr.
Brown will uree the purchase of the North
west territory by Canada, at an expense of
two million dollars. It is not thought that
the measure win be carrieu.
A battallion of the 60th Rifles is on its way
from England .to Canada, and more troops
A force of several hundred men will be
stationed at Ottawa, as there is some alarm
felt for its safety and that of the Parliament
On Saturday last the country people
around Richmond were flocking into that
city through fcarof a negro insurrection on
AFFAIRS IN UTAH.
A letter from Salt Lake city says the ill
feeling between the Mormons and United
States troops is increasing. Many persons
are m apprehension of didiculties before the
end of winter. The militia of the Territory
have of late been drilling and reviewing in
different counties, and as a eountepart Gen.
Conner marched his cavalry through the
city for review, last, week.
Brigham Young has been dangerously ill
of but is recovering slowly.
Bostox, December 24. At a meeting of
the Board of Trade to-dav plans were pro
posed for a canal round Niagara Falls by
means of an inclined plane instead of locks.
Resolutions were adopted favoring the enterprise.
Pobtsmocth, N. H., December 26. The
prison connected with, the almshouse was
burned on Sunday night. Three inmates
perished in flames.
Wismxgtox, December 26. Two hundred
and forty petitions for pardon were received
to-day from citizens of Alabama, among
them Alfred Iverson, ex-United States Sen
ator. Very few pardons are now being
granted and nearly all ol tnem to iexans.
All the members of the Cabinet were at
the. meeting to-day, Secretary McCulloch
having returned from nis trip north.
Wu-misotox, December 24. In the case of
Walter McCoy, colored, sentcsaert by the
County Court to be sold into servitude for
Eve vears for larceny, Mfjor-General Crook
overrule? the sentence on the ground that
no laws ean bo enforced which make a dis
tinction between blacks and whites. The
statute which provide for the selling of
free negroes into servitude may not there
fore be enforced.
The sheriffs have boen instructed by order
of the President not to en lore e tho collection
of the tax levied by ths Constitutional Con
vention. This ac:?n was procured By mer
chants interested in tho matter.
Thi plar-n about the negroes is subsiding
in this vicinity. Nothing later is knows of
Rk bwoxp, December 26. was
observed by all classes, with the usual fes
tivities. No demonstrations of mob violence
occurred, except at Manchester, opposite
Richmond, where a large number of freed
nien surrounded the jail, and forced the re
lease of two colored prisoners.
Official reports from all other, sections of
the State represent the lreedmen as quiet,
and no apprehension exists on the part of
the officers of the Bureau of any disturbance
WAimnoTox, December 26. The Presi
dent has, through the Secretary of State,
relieved Judge Sharkey of the trust of Pro
visional Governor and recognized his duly
elected successor in the person of Governor
tiuinphrevs. 'ine letters addressed to
Humphreys iiu. ;n - v.
the Provisional Governors and Governors of
other Southern States, remitting to the con
stituted authorities, chosen by the people,
the care and conduct of their proper affairs.
Texas and Florida are the only remaining
States to be received.
THE MEXICAN PRESIDENCY.
Juarez expired by limitation on the 31st of
November last. Among the Republican
statesmen of Mexico there seemed to be no
doubt as to whether he should continue
his oliice nntil another election could be
held agreeable to the Constitution and exi
gencies of the country, or whether he should
relinquish the Presidency into the hands of
Gen. Ortega, the Vice President, All true
Mexicans were nowever unanimous in tne
fir.-.t opinion. Gen. Ortc?a deemed it his
duty to be at the Capital of the Republic on
the expiration of the Constitutional term, in
order to assume the charge of public affairs
should President Juarez deem it proper to
relinquish his term. As rumors growing
out ol these circumstances prejudicial to the
Liberal cause have been circulated, the
frtends of Mexico in this city deny that
President Juaxes and Gen. Ortega have
quarreled, and say ths latter will submit
graciously to the determination of the for
mer, and continue as hitherto to uphold in
the field and cabinet the independence and
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eorv of the Tri-Wsekl) ; af thirty sad anwarf, a
copy of the Daily.
CtBTTT.AWp tTATirH PflW1,Wy.
Receipts from internal revenue for tho
week ending on the 23d, amounted to five
millions, and the total since ths 1st of July
nearly one hundred and seventy millions.
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riot in Alexandria, Vs., yesterday. It says
it was commenced bv a party" of nerroee
J"ho were going about the city with a drum,
broking in the door of a man named ilin
ken. He fired on the party, killing one and '
wou.ng another. The disturbance ex
tended v.. other portions of the city and
lasted BS.J Ute ,t Bi hL ghooting was
g01.! vfrr direction. Four white
-d TrTTi " number
p&eY ta. six negroes re-
WASHINGTON ITEMS. NEGROES REBELING.
WiimiTO, S. C, ce. 2GTh
negroes have made no orgaiTr . , "
stration in this vicinity. Un -I1"
there were a few isolated ease. oTl:,":
between the whites and blacks eafT
Christmas morning. The negroes exeat?" ,
disturbances were arrested by the piice..
The crowd of negroes then rallied.
The reserve corps and a detachment ct
the regular garrison came to the assistance .
of the police. About one hundred negroes .
were arrested, but arc not yet disposed of..
There was no other disturbance of any con
Mann Dyckershan, Superintendent of ths
Freedjnen s Bureau in this district, has or
dered the Judge of the County Court to re- .
voke the sentence in the case of McCoy and -Walker,
the negroes ordered to be sold into
servitude, in default, all the members of the
court will be put udder arrest.
PaoviDKxca, December 26. A collision oc
eurred between two passenger trains on tho
Stonington R. R., 8 miles from this city,this
afternoon. Both locomotives end several
Ladies' Skating Costume.
A competent authority, speaking of tha
fjishions of skating costume, says:
No decisive change of importance is
noticeable in the patterns of ladies' skating
habits for the present season, and it is
probable that the styles of last year will
almost universally prevail. The dress will
consistof full Turkish or Bloomer trousers,
tight-fighting jacket, high Polish boots,
and high turban-ebaped cop. The cap,
jacket and boots will be trimmed with fur,
sable being preferred.
A very tasteful dress, and one which
probably will be widely, adopted.is formed
by the new scarlet Balmoral shirt, tight
fitting basquine, Polish boots and lX-rby
The usual extent of non-conformity to
prescribed styles may, however, bo ex
pected. Few ladies, unless to a considera
ble degree proficient in the art of skating, -care
to render themselves conspicuous by
dressing in costume; and as there is still -a
number of them who have not.et at- '
tained that accomplishment, street toilets
at the skating parks will not prove uncom
mon. Something has been designed in tho
nature of a bag in which- to carry the
skates, but the useless affair probaMy will
never be generally adopted.
A Devoted Lover.
"During the Crimean war a certain tour
ist was madly in love with a Scotch
vivandiere (petticoats leading 31. Louis
Noir astray) at Balaclava, aud bored her
with his addresses. The young woman,
no longer able to endure tho annoyance,
forbade him the door. After many a vain
attempt to overrule the objections, the
tourist determined to commit suicide, but,
in presence of the great events which were
being played out, in no paltry manner.
Having first bequeathed his fortune to the
vivandiere, he caused a deep hole to be -dug,
in which he placed twenty pounds of
fiowder. Over this excavation a slab was -'
aid, and upon it the rejected one, cigar in
mouth, took his seat. He very tranquilly
finished his weed, which was no doubt a
good one, and not easily parted with, and
then applied tha expiring embers to the
magazine below. " L explosion eutlieu, '
and two minutes litter a charred mass de
scending from the heavens fell into the
port a mass which astonished British
seamen recognized as a human body, and
proceeded to fish from the water. There
was a general cry of "A man from hea
yen I" Some declared that he had been
kicked out of the sun, others that he was
an aeronaut come to grief. However, the -man,
whoever he wh., came round, and
the vivandiere, touched by this proof of
affection, capitulated. The blowing up is
not so extraordinary as some may fancy,
fer, adds M. Louis" If oir, Captain Pernier
was blown up with his battery, and was .
found sitting live hundred yards c:l", won
dering what the devil had happened, and
not in the least hurt. Anny and Sacy
Bishop Potter, in an address at tha ded
ication of the church of Ecv. S. H. Tyng,
Jr., at Xew York, said : .
"Let a preacher set forth his own
fancies instead of the truths of the Gos
pel from the pulpit let the music be of
an operatic character, and men will go
away from a church impressod-'with the
idea that Christ Jesus will hardly make
himself known there. Such music as had
been introduced into the church lends no
spirit of devotion to the worshippers.
There are an abundance of hymns, beau
tiful and impressive, suited to every stage
of life in the church, and they should be
The New York Times of Saturday last
The ticket sent to this office for tha
dinner Thursday night at the Astor House,
mysteriously disappeared from the city
editor's desk, and our reporter was under
obligations to the committee for another "
pass. "When the dinner was half over,
the tickets were collected, and by a singu
lar coincidence, the very next man to our
reporter handed out our ticket, which ha -said
some one had given to him. The re
sult was that he was compelled to pay $S
for his dinner and endure the inconveni
ence of a battery of wondering eyes.. Sev
eral other tickets disappeared at the same
time, among them one for the 71st Regi
ment Ball. It is presumed that they will
not be presented after this exhibition."
Western MEsical World,
A JOCBNAL OF
Music, Art and Literature !
latent upon Iti third ynix la January, 1866. It
ksndaoiiM journal1, publiih4 tho Urst ofMcn
month, each number containing sixteen quarto
MM, tncludiDic from thr.- to lix Diecun ofclwi
new Tocal and inatrnmantal moiic.
Over forty piece of music vere siren 1b the Uat
ijBtMSttf Hb ..
WLSim MUSICAL .V02LD,
which would cost, if purch4d in sheet form, ever
ten dollars. The music is all ew. frrah. i. ..!-
and adapted to the taete of moet players and siog
en. Ureal care la takes in the selection, and notM
but good, new and popular muic giren, thus tar
nuliluf t at a triilxag sxpense. a clu.lcs coilecteon f
each mrth, which erery musical ft roily wfll cer
tatnly dtre. Beeiics the music, (which Is aiots
worth many times the subscription price for a
rr) eacn unmoor contain a largo amount of ral-
ble and eutertaiaing reading uttter eoniistias:
Lniting and iD-itructire Uilcal ttvrU2
Sknchs ana -6jj,h.e, of Ol-brattd Musician
and Composers. Mt.-tw-., i-i, . ,
abroasi, nVw. and InUlligea1 .hom '
BlBcetmnoB smwcius, auicu m avcry '" 1 j
tasto and tcflacmcut.
As a aevs volume tmrhis vlth the Janaarv
BBBiber, now la the t-t um. to subscribe.
One Copy per annum - . $100
8U Copes - " - . . 5 00
ten toplei " . 8 00
aeAnlfcr clubs of 20 subscriber aad ever.
iuiit per jear.
WKCIMEN COPIES SENT FREfc.,
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