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frlM FKfrt Bhww A* " jlanln f*r B0,0?' ???*?? u< ?"?W H <i . Hlcke? the Winner In SI*?*?*+*? Brnken. fight between Abe Hicken and Pfeter Ma xell* Tor $2,000 came off yeaterday DVornlng near iPerryvllle, Cecil county, Maryland, fcfcd was won by Hicken, after fighting five ronfift m fifty minutes, by hia breaking the jaw of hlr, adversary In the last round. The fight was a ver^ scientific and severe one nod would doubtless hfiVe been a protracted struggle but for the accident t?\at befel Magulre, and which put an end to the battle. The merits of the men will be best Judged by our report of the affair:? SKETCHB8 or jTHB PCGILI8T8. Ask Hicken halls from Wolverhampton, England; Is about twenty-eight years of %ge, stands five feet six Inches in his stockings, and his fighting weight v? this occasion was about 130 pounds. His first ap pearance m the prize ring was with Careless, whom he <Ougbt for ten pounds a side near Wolverhampton on November 6, 1861. He tin n scored his first victory in one hour aud a half. His next appearance m the roped arena was with Uawley for ten pounds a side. This fight came off In the Birmingham district on the 17th of July, 1862. and after a rattling mill for one hour and flfty-eig at minutes Abe was declared the winner. His u ext encounter was with Mick Koran, or Mick the Grecian, as he was more com monly called, for $ fusen pounds a side, lu the Bir mingham district, December 30 and 31, 1862. There were two meetjur -s. but the police interfered and they had to xnu tie a draw of it after fighting In both rings tor ty-four rounds in two hours and thlrty-nl no minutes. Hicken's fourth fight was wltn 'IV d Napper, whose weight was 114 pounds. 7 iiey fought in the London district April 6, 186 1, for twenty-five pounds a side, lhe buttle resu yie.d in favor of Napper alter fighting elghty-eigl A rounds in two hours and forty minutes, trills was Hicken's first defeat. His fifth flgl p was a draw with Bob Furze after thlrty-th we rouuds. in one hour aud forty nine mi nates, at Ascot, January 24, 1866. Abe s sixth 1 |aht was wiHi Richard Holmes, known as Hon, ?i,. This took place at Caff Heath, Stafford J |e,.| shire, 1 Je, emher i?, ls66, in which nineteen rounds were f ought in thirty-five minutes, when a postpone ment took place until the next day to Selby <>ak Valley, Worcestershire, where eighty-eight roun were fought in one hour and thlr }7-H ?o minutes, and resulted in a draw, llic ten's seventh fight was with Jem Gollogher. This J'K1 it took place at Longfleld Court, near Meophaui, Lo t,)<in district, on May 24, isaa. After nine rounds Jf" me lought, In forty-five minutes, the police inter* ?e i*d, and the battle resulted in a draw. Abe's ?' grlith fight was with Weston, November 6,188B, at * fitter Orton, Midland district; they fought ninety* r Aiie r ouuds, in two hours and seven minutes, Hicken vmnJ ug the flgtit. His next appearance In the ring 1 grevu )us to leaving England was with Dick Fellowes, a hi'ij 1 he tieut in forty-nine rouuds, in one hour and Iwem v-sevcu minutes, in the Loudon district, May i? 07. Abu Hicken arrived in this country about a 3<-ar ugo, and had lieen looking for a Job ever since bis ,? arrival, having successively challenged Bam 1 I Colly ^ aud others, but all to no effect, as he wus I uiiut > to make a match witn any of them until 1 - ALcr: nrei Who had returned from California, where he bu? distinguished himself in a protracted fight with Tow j?iy Chandler, t lie champion of the Golden State. Abe iiJcken is a quiet man ui his ordinary demeanor, aud has made many friends in this country. Ills mie nude attainments arc of the first order, his arte ick and defence being fine exhibitions of skill and riness. Soon after the making of the present ma ten lie went Into strong training near PMladel* ph' a. and htB fine and finished appearauce in the rin g snowed conclusively that he had paid strict at >ei mon to that part of the business. "He was fit to fig lit tor a iuau's life." Pkter Maori rk was born In Ireland in 1840 and Q< me to New York in 1846, wnere he hailed from, " itil 18A3, gaining a llvlug by sometimes serving in u tc navy aud at other times working on snore. In U iat year he emigrated to the land of gold In ttw; I one of betlermir his fortunes mariner hiu nlii ope of bettering bis fortunes, leaving his old nother comfortable ui a cottage he had bought her it Yisbklll, on the Hudson river. Alter reaching Cullinrma his associations were among the sporting mm and buffers of that country, and It was not long Li-lore he expressed a willingness to meet any of their fighting fraternity in the roped arena. As a fight can at uuy time be bought very cheap In Unit hcciiuii of the l uion, Mr. Magulre soon found a cus tomer In the person of Tommy chandler, the cham pion of the Golden Horn?or any other horu on the Pacific slope. Chandler bantered Magulre to fight him, and a purse of $2,000 was quickly subscribed by the lovers or boxing In Ban Francisco. The aiuou 111 subscribed suited gaguire and Chandler, and they immediately put themselves ui active training for the encounter. The combatants agreed to fight at 138 pounds. On the day of the buttle, when the men went to scale, Magulre was fouud to be within the stipulated weight, w ane chandler polled down He MM ?! IM pounds. Magulic, however, was de termined to have a "shy " auy how, and he waived the extra avoirdupois cif his opponent. The tight came off on the 17ih of January, tsOB, ipid a .lespei ate one it was. They (ought sixty-nine rouuds in about three hours, when darkness set lu and oueratuuis ceased few the day. The referee then decided tuat me conillct should be re sumed the next mori uug. At the appointed time Tommy chaiidiur put lu un appeurni-e, tint, vLiguIre was turn e*t. Al.tguir t excused himself for his non appearance oy slating tuat lie bad been uniairly treated by his secom is the day before, und that it was useless lor him to tight when there was 110 chance of hts wtuaiug under the circumstances. He said ue could have worn the fight before dark on the ilui previous 11 everything had been curried out ac corumg to the rules ui the rmg. This, however, ts tui 1 v Mugmre's opinion. It is, nevertheless, well known mat he was terribly punished about the head and unuosi blind, while ( handler showed very little damage on tne JioDiispiece when he appeared lu the ring to resume the tight at the uppointed time. The California fight with Chandler is the only one In the rmg. we Ueiu-ve, that over Maguire was engaged in previous to tint preseut- He knocked about Cali fornia arier that for a short time, und then returned to New 1 ork in 1?B7. Boon after his arrival here he removed to his home, at Flahklll Landing, on the Hudson river, where he has resided until the present time. Alter Mogmre had made Una part of the country lil? permanent residence little or nothing was heard or huu until Uie pretentions or Abe Hicken to the championship 01 U10 light weights of ihlscouutry drew lum from his seclusion, aud alter some preliminaries had lieen got through with a mutch was mode be tween them, the particulars of which will b.s found tides of ugreemeuf. Utile was known of 111 the arnctes or ugreeuieutT IJttie was kin?wn of Mugulre's pugilistic abilities lu this vicinity, but it was iielkeved by sporting men generally that it man wlio could maintain a combat lor three long hours with such a pugilist as ( handler Is known to In- w as well worthy of tuelr consideration, aud, in all proba bility. more thnn a mulch for Hicken. 1 tided this belief tii. > backed him freety until alter 11 sparring "Xhibttion had taken place, lu winch he appeared nd created tin uulavorable Impression lu a s et-to nth Harney Aaron. Bo strongly did the current run raioat lil.u rroui that time uutii tin- present dial ul few were willing to viutura any groat amount ion his prowess, no matter w hat odds were offetjfd. t ifii t, ter waking the match to fight Hicken he weut 1 pti ict training for some time alone at hit home, i?ut U1 cw weeks prior to the day of battle Ue engaged tint ? services of the old trainer Tom Chaffers to | sit 011 Uie finishing touches, and a mull wus ncv fcr t>ro tight into the ring in tietter trim for a protract, si eii>? luriier. He looked "as hard as brass." ?It .?* following ure the articles of agreement con elU'l *1 "PO# between the parties:? ?K rlrt.K* OK AURKIMKNT enttrt 1 Into tkt? kntb day of September, l??, IwtWki'D Ab? Hlui ? **"' Peter annum, lhc ulti Alio Hlck.-ii.od lb* Mid I* ?*' Muulrf hereby miff u> tight * tali ttanil iu< light, Record iOgtolbr new rule* of tbe vritt rlim, hv which the Mill Al <? Hlrkeo and the fall fetor Magtilre herehv n,? tunllv Mreel* bound. The eald flgbl rhail be for Uieicm ttf Kti.MKi.% Mile, and (ball take place .on the to I day of llccem lier, lM> ? In the State of Virginia, toe man winning the toM to give ti * "pp-?lt? party tea daye' notice of the place. 'I be raid Ah< < lli'ken and Peter Magulre to b? cnunued tc.< lb I i ? un -1* i nd to weigh on I'nred^y, the IBM day of lMoantbdr, 186k, bam een tbe bo are of twelve M. and two P. M., wtlien e.thn ma i eireedlnit 134 pounds eh all forfeit Itae money de poelted. ' Oie men ?hall he id the ring betweeu the hour* of ?i?bt A. K ? nod twelve N. on December XI, or the man abaent to l.irfaM I be battle moaey. Tfc<- etpenae* of the ropaa and elakee aha'.I be borne mutually, aherc end abare alike. WRillI11 Nil TUB WKN. According to iitti articles i 3guiatlng this fight thv> nit n wrre to be weighed tut; dnjr previous to to#, combat, and on Tuesday afternoon they were brought, in male. A're lllcken w.'-s the first to ntrlp an) mount the piatr tiii. ami hi* weigut was ia. >a pounds. Ma guireilwu went through the ordeal, and he raised the hcaiV at 1.12 pounds. TUB WAV to TIIK RATTLB OROt'ND. I't ila'I tlpbia wh* tbe starting point, the Iht ;t insure depot the reudexvous and tie nour of four A. M. Wednesday ruorning the Am of departure. It will lie wen by tb ? article* of ugreenw ut that the mrnt had t? take .piece in the Nate of Virginia: but for a. me t ea-on unexplained a mace nearer home and more aecure was chosen. Shortly after rahlnlght a crowd of the queer kind u-gan to Mdenble in ilie neighbor hot'il of the depot, uud ail .t ie * mue houses* In that vicinity were lined with partlex discussing the capabilities of the . j;c u. showing (hat 'he aifair and the movement* of *iu ? recret aoi lety" w ere well known by the people throughout Philadelphia. At the appointee! time, owever, those having ticket* for the excursion, yv tjleh coet them seven dollara each, were adm tuod, l.tv'ld"* a few other* who would not he denied, and at .the cry of "All aboard" the whistle blew and the t- wn staitd with it? "select cargo." A run of at'<ait three hour* brought the train within hah' a mile of Perry-rule, In Cecil county, Md? where It, gwlMjief off, and the crowd with the ropes and stakes embarked to select a spot for TUB PITCmUO OK THB RINO. After .a tour of ionpcctlnn It wa* decided to drive the Htaki's ami s'retcn the ropes for Inner and outer rings within 21.0 yards of the ears and In full view ?d ail the passing 1 rains. A deal of time was cut to *a?te hrttore the ring was completed; but when hnat, waif ill readiness the more <11 ifleult lob of SKLJSCTfNU A KEKKBKK life'I to be toirnjquntHd. After a number of name* liao been an, vented a H/. tor* agreed to take the r---fl|>oii?iiiie and marie ? few remark* to the arnwd, the pnr,^r; wring that be would act linpnr Hn/I/, and that'? heat man ahonld win." pi Vt tKiji. fjiuvr*. ?/be men were i.Vn *irl|ipt>.' l? thoir drawer*, Mm kmiTK and shot '? *t"l their < < lot> were U o ? i vet their waist*, a heken *|t. 'ru"l ? ,Mie and .?fm.il.r1 a irneu handkt Tlh'ef. Othe, dttle prellmi liar i s , at ii u been gotten through wit?, the riion and their se.vnrtK adraneed to 'he mid i ,> vd theiing, ? iutf.'J* and then a ''*? wete "d iei. Hi It j iK-iuJ 'he idvwtU ai '*> tv. ii^ne Bae soon afterwards called, and the men ndvanCCd to ttie scratch to commence 1 T44 ?OHT. _ * 1 Ronty 1,_as the men approar/JrtA each other ?ber# a great contrast in tne ^yie of their rela tive positions. Hicken moved aj, with his hands open, the left resting on his lo?". his right bang ing below the belt. Ills mov^aietts were very easy, and he seemed very confld'jBt of being able to "get away" with the task bef ^p aim. The attitude of Magulre appeared qulte^ stiff. He held his hands high, both arms extern"^ to their full length, and he had a peculiar hoist ? tils left shoulder, lie stood wide between the le^g, and altogether had a clumsy appearance. The'y approached each other very cau tiously, and as tl>> came to striking distance there was a great d^t of maaieuvring to ascertain the exact bearing/ ?f each other. Several feints and dodges were4 resorted to by llicktn to draw Magulre t<jt an opening, but the latter was not to tie had so easily. lie watched Htoken'a movements very steadily, keeping his arms la constant motion ready to stop and hit should Abe makq the Initiatory. They advanced aud backed for several minutes, which was not very satisfactory to half frozen spectators, and they began to murmur at tiie delay of the pugilists in not coming to closer Quarters. Magulre dnally led oil with his left at the ead, but did not reach the object aimed at. Hlckeu then tried lite left at the head, but the blow was handsomely parried by Magulre. Another attempt was made by Magulre at the same spot, but he was again unsuccessful. Then there was another scene of dogging on the part of Hlcken to draw Magulre off his guard, but it was useless, as Peter was ou the alert. At last, however, Abe got his left foot well forward and letting go swiftly put In a little one on Magulre's left eye. A rally was the result, and more rapid left and right hand,lighting for a few moments was seldom seen* At least ten blown apiece were given, and they then drew apart, and putting down their hands looked at each other for half a minute with surprise. They then put up their hands and advanced again. Ma guiro lauded bis left on illckeu's left cneek, and after a little more sparring got another light left hander on Abe's left eye, aud another one soon aiver on Hicken'a right eye. They then sparred a fetv momenta, and Hicken, gathering himself well, planted a hmrd one on Peter's left ear, which cut it a tfills. Abe followed this up with another on the clUte, when Magulre retaliated with oue on the lower part of the breast. They then sparred away for an opening, and It was highly Interesting to watch the wariness of each In foiling the intentions of the other. Magulre let go his leit at the face aud caught 'Abe ou tne right side of the head as he trrefi to get away from It. Then Magulre Sot another leit hauder ou Abe's breast, and wnen tey t-axue together again they countered?Abe ou Peter's, left eye aud Peter ou Abe's mouth. More sparring. Peter missed a well luteuded oue at Abe's head, 'the latter jumping too quickly away for effect Auotfier long spell of sparring took place, when Ma'?u.ire again was out of distance with a left-hander at the head. Fine, flntehed science was displayed by botn, and Magulre's friends were exultant at his Arm sparring, lie let fly his right at Hicken and bi.'ought It to bear heavily on the breast. They again pit/: their hands down and rested for a few moments, the laughing and Magulre looking quite serious. K ken they resumed the light again Magulre was the first to lead, but Hicken wus away. Peter tried a second time and landed on the breast, and followed It up with a spank from his right hand on the 'deft aide of Abe's head. Hicken missed with his left, and, getting closer together, they both struck at the same time, the blows taking effect on each other's neck. Peter got In another blow with his left on Abe's cheek, aud one an the side of his head with the right, which Beemed Do baffle and perplex Hicken, as he had no Idea that f he customer lie bad before htm could take auch 11b <ertles with htm. Abe drew close, but missed a left hauder at the face, when Peter gave him his right 'the' hand shar ply 011 the left side of the head. Magulre then tried with his left, but was out of distance, hut he was uiore successful the next time by catching Abe an eye sparkler. Ue, however, got two in pay ment for this?one on the nose and tne other on the mouth?which brought him to his work quickly, and he responded with a heavy right hander on the left ribs, which could be heard all over the ring. Abe then let his right go for the head and it reached Magulre's left eye. A rally CDBued, Peter getting on tne forehead and Hicken on Peter's left cheek, when the latter let go his right viciously, and, hitting Abe on the left eyebrow, knooked him clean down. 80 ended the first round, which had lasted fifteen minutes. Hicken gained first blood in this round and Magulre first knock down. Shouts of applause from Magulre's Mends. Hound 2.?At the call of time the men were promptly at the scratch. Hicken was bleeding at the nose and his left eye was considerably puffed and his ribs and breast showed marks of Magulre's handiwork. Magulre appeared to be damaged most ou the left eye, with a scratch on his forehead aud a scratch on his ear. Hicken came up to the scratch with his hands, as (n first round, open and very low, while Magulre preserved ills former stiff position, but Ins eye denoted constant wariness. Home of his Mends cautioned him not to clinch his fists so tightly, but he declined advice 011 the subject and took Ills own way of doipg business. After a great deal more of sparring Magulre was the first to lead off. which he did with a spanking left bander ou Htcken's breast. Then there was more sparring, ad vancing aud retreating. Hicken made several abor tive attempts to get Magnlre off his guard. At length Peter let fly his left band like lightning and caught Abe on the nose a sttnger so heavy as to stagger lum and also to increase the previous bleeding of his nos trils, and materially altered the seape of his nasal organ. Abe received this visitation quite phllo soiihlcally, however, and endeavored to repay It with interest. Before he could do so. however, he received another severe blow on the breast. After spurring away a few moments for au opening Hicken saw t tie opportunity, and at once availed himself of it by planttDg a hard right hander on Magulre's forehead. In re turn lor this favor he received a terrible blow in the left ribs from Magulre's right hand, which Is a very effective weapon with lum. Long sparring now ensued, and Hicken was taunted by exclamations rroni Magulre's friends which were not very complimentary. As the men drew close to gether and got within reach, Hicken let go his left at the face, which was handsomely parried by Ma gulre, who In return landed on Abe's right eye. Ma gulre. in following, mused a mischievous blow which was Intended for Abe's frontispiece. Abe got uway from this blow, but Magulre fol lowed him so cicely as to put In one with the right on Illckeu's damaged left eye. More sparring. At lengtu Magulre, becoming (inpatient at Abe's dllato rums- in leading off, took the lniative himself, and struck out savagely at Hicken. The latter was on his guard and stepping back avoided the blow, and Magulre, through its force, toppled forward diagon ally and tripped so an to come near falling to the ground. Ilcre llickon lost a great chance for pun ishment as Magutru was entirely at bis mere for the moment. When Peter recovered himself he rushed to close quarters with lltcken and a terrific struggle ensued at the ropes. It was rap, rap, give and take, with such rapidity that the biows could neither be placed nor enumerated. They then clinched aud Magulre had Hicken lu a dangerous po sition on the ropes for a moment, but the latter, however, succeeded In extricating himself and got down, l'eter being carried to his corner m triumph. The round lasted six minutes. Hot mi 3.?As Hicken came to the scratch the blood was streaming from his nostrils on to his breast and his left eye was much swollen, while his adversary had only an increased swelling of tils left eye. A long time was spent In feeling each other backing and flldng, until both put down their hands' as neither would take the initiative, ami they stood looking at each other for several seconds. They then hnd another sparring bout mid lllcken worked in clo-elt toMaguire, as 1( he had a point to make but suddenly sprung back, as if apprehensive or mis chief. He then tried the name manoeuvre again and ?uoceeded in getting in two blows, one on Muguire's left check and the oilier a hard one on lite bream aud again sprung away, satisfied with what he bad done. Another cessation of hostilities for several seconds, with hands down, but eyes intently bent on each other, Magulre occupying" part of the time in picking something from Ins inoutb. At length they resumed operations and Magulre succeeded lu planting au electric blow between Illckeu's eyes, which had the effect of entirely stooping the flow of blood from Ins nose. Both then struck and both missed. Magulre. after some more sparring and re ceiving a slight rap iroin Aba's knuckles on the right cheek, planted a strong one by ins right on Illckeu's cheekbone. Both now seemed satisfied with what they had done or were considering what they should do, when Abe made up his mind first and plumed on Magulre's swelling eye. for which he begot a right ban ler in the breast. Noon after wards, Abe having changed his guard in ihe meau while, and was now facing his opponent with clenched lists and hands well up. succeeded In giving Magulre a smasher on ihe cmn, which 1 broil/h on a rally ami a clinch, and brought them r to the ropes close together, when Tor a minute or mure they fought at Uad-ann distance, but with I little apparent damage ,0 each other, notwithstand ing they pegg-d away earnestly until th?y both yventdown, Hicken under. The duration of this nuind was fourteen minutes, and the result wus de cidedly lu Magmre's favor. iHotrxt) 4.?iioth men now showed visible marks of punksMnent on their faces. The left eve of Magulre wan swollen and black, while Hlcken's fate was bumpy all over, and both eyes ami nose much data hged. A great amount of time waa consumed In this round before the men got to active work. Magtbre commenced by delivering a heavy right hand blow ou the rllie of lllcken. lie tried 11 a second time, hut Abe covered his side this time with his Hrm. und ttie blow produced no effect. More sparring. Alie uow led off and managed to got in two left and one right hauder in succession, the first on the left eye, the second on the cheek bone and the third a little further back. Magulre soon afterwards round openings for two blows. .?.eft and rigid, which lie d<alt 011 each side of Abe'I load. Hands again vlown and looking at each other for some time. M aguire made an dhei attempt at the ribs with lus ng fit, but Abe's arm again covered tlie ^pot. l.ong spi-vrlng ensued antil Peter Rave Abe u rap on the ' chin and made another attempt, at the ribs, but they were covered as before and the blow failed. Two I right \ anded exchanges followed, Abe getting In on ' Peter's '' it check bone an I the latter returning on the tort'. Ad w hbii sc.-med to discomfort lllcken so much thft' In* tinned ami r ut fr.mi lite adversary. I lor triteli 1"' received more gibes from me Magulre party. This ?*" followed by long sparring, ps if for Wind on IfetjPartof lllckefi. The latter then closed cautiously up l<? Magulre, and When within roach delivered a clc.vi ihot on the pi' of file stomach and sprang away ina'tifotly to avoid a return. Three blows afterwards we're delivered by the right haml. two of which wore by Peter und the other uy Abe, Ii.d all on the left' St'de of Hi .? head. They Soon Iivrwtral Attached anil protracted battle en ued it iV r pes. Hit lor hit ?"olhnved In rapid sm ???*. lion, u'tt'h a length Uiu iouivd wag ended by Abe n , (lippln- n0Wn on hla ^necs. This round lasted sooftt twelve minutes and 11th about equal honor to both. Round 5 and Last.?'Tiierq was but little spurring, and both men seemed. to fneau business. Abe led off first with tils left at Mag aire's head (but was out ol distance) and then sprang back. He was fol lowed by Uagulre; and soon they were at it hammer and tongs, in Utckeu'a corner. They rattled away at each othev at random, and during the con flict Hlcken with a sort of round-handed right hand blow struck Peter on the point ol the chin and broke his Jaw. The effect of the blow was not known to Hlcken at the moment, for alter he delivered It he fell on bis knees to close the round, and It was not known what mischief had been really done until Magutre was carried to his own corner. ' As soon as the seconds discovered that the Jaw was. broken they threw up the sponge and discontinue the fight, much to the astonishment of Hlcken ojid his friends. The fight lasted altogether fifty mlnu.tes. REMARKS. It is unnecessary for us to say little more In rela tion to tills fight than we have given abo<- e. Up to the time of the accident which betel Maguire It is very apparent that the prospect or suecess was in bis favor. The men, however, were so closely matched that had the fight been a protracted one no one could have told with certainty In wUose favor it would have resulted. It Is well to remark in connection with this affair that a collection was made 17 Hlcken In person for the benefit or his defeated adversary, and over $170 was collected rrom the spectators. The above fight affords another illustration of the progress or this so-called age of refinement and civilization. Foe about fifty years in this coun try prize fights have been so frequent as almost to have partaken of the character of an Institution, and it is now aboi\t time that legislative enactment snould put a slop to It for the future on account of Its demoralizing tendencies. The practice is In dulged In by fe,w except those in the lowest grades of society?tins scum, as It may be termed, wbo seek to obta m a notoriety they can acquire In no other way than through the criminal code. The Ini tiatory Btepa of prize fighting in this country were taken by Chjorge Kensett and Ned Hammond, who were the first to fight in the roped arena, about the year 1825. This event was rapidly fol 1 Jim Si " lowed by others, In which such men as Jim Sand ford, Billy Hatfield, Bill Harrington, Andy McClaln, O'llourke, Deaf Burke, Abe Vauderzee, Yankee Sulli van, Vluciy Hammond, Bill Bell, Tom Secor, Chris Lilly, Tosn McCoy, Bob Caunt, Tom Hyer, John Mor rissey, John Ueenan, Aaron Jones, Mike McCoole, Coburn, 1 tavls, Dunn, Elliott, Barney Aaron, Harry Lazarus, Collyer, Edwards and a host of minor cliain filons, ats they called themselves.' Besides thee here hhve been many Importations of this class from Croat Britain quite recently, where such strin gent laws against all exhibitions of the "manly art" haw Duen enacted that the "gentlemen" who wish to tudulgb in this propensity have thought it advisa ble to extend tbeir field of operations to this country, where they think they can do so with impunity. Our laws generally are very lax in respect to prize fight lag; but In some States efforts are being made to dflectually restrain it, as has been the case in Massa chusetts, where two of these worthies, O'Baldwin and Wormald, are now locked up In Jail waiting their trial for Infractions of the laws of that State. It is to be hoped that these fellows will receive the full measure of punishment, as a warning to others of their class In future and as a tribute to goou order and morality In society. The enforcement of proper laws throughout the country will boor put an end ad 1 to all pretensions for championship, and men who now are mere idle adventurers ana an Incubus on society wUl have to find some other field for their labors, or resort to some useful occupation for their livelihood. COCK FIGHTING. New Jersey ia tbe yield?Main of Five Be tween Newark and Union II111-9300 the Main and 950 Each Battle?The Contest Undecided at Half-Part Twelve This Horn. In*?Newark Ahead. i The period of the year is now opon ns when th cock-pita of this section are again enlivened by the martial crow of eager birds, and the excitement dormant during the summer and autumn months Is again renewed with additional zest Last Friday the Introductory contest of these fowls of noble lineage was fought and given to the public, and again it Is the Herald's duty to chronicle other and stub born battles. This match being noised abioad particularly among those who endeavor to keep posted upon such matters, last night a company of men, gentlemanly In their conduct, but widely differ ent In their respective stations In life, assembled at a retired spot In the suburbs of the city to witness the contest. Lawyers, medical men and men with their long lists of houses and satisfactory bank ac counts sat side by side with cart drivers, canal niei, butchers and professional sports. It was a motley crowd, and worthy of an artlat's hand to This match, or more appropriately the main, w?B a Jersey one, and made between gentlemen living at Union Hill on,the one hand and Newark on the other. Each seemed to have wisely courted and ob tained the aid anil alliance of sagacious and ex perleuced outside parties, the result being the exh. Kn of several Wda of rare pluck, and as a con sequence determined lighting. The agreement wa? to show flfteeu fowls, eight chickens weighing Trott four to live pounds, and seven cocks, we'gb in* from four pounds four ounces to flvt pounds hx onncor, and light all that .ell In for gsf a battle and $300 the main. The preliminaries if "weighing In" and adjusting the match list occie pled as usual two hours or more, during which tut malorlty of the throug amused themselves In k variety of ways, while others, whose experience In the world of fowldom has been extended, Intercstel the la/.ier members of the group in speculation an/1 the recital of contests long passed, when It was al nounced that nine matches had been arranged, Ave constituting the main, the chickens to cuter the pit first, the light weights leading off. THE BIRDS. Those from Newark were bred In varlons sec tions of New Jersey and from the up-river towns, being of Engilsh and Irish strains, with here and there a "starch factory" and "Peckskill reds." The opposing birds were also of a mixed character, there being Hefton and Derby strains crossed with Devon shire blood, while the "big muff gypsy" had the blood of hl? descendants represented. THE FinHTINO commenced precisely twenty-flve minutes past nine o'clock, the old pit looking a hundred per cent better than last year In Its new face of whitewash and increased means of illumination. yVrsf Fight.?'Tho games began with the light weluhts. two four pounders, Newark lielng the favorite. They showed a black red with a white haekle a lively, tine looking bird. Union 11111 was a pvic, evidently not In condition, and an Inferior chicken to his opponent, as was demonstrated. Yet he won the fight. The representative of the Newark clan got the liest of the first buckle and fought the p.vle all around the ring. He was hit In the throat, breast apd hack several times terribly, and Just as It was apparent ne would sink beneath his bleeding wounds union Hill made a desperate lounge, and, sinking Newark terribly In the neck, ripped It open, and with a gurgle the latter JumpeuTn the air and fell dead, as tne cries of dozens about the room sought to get takers of odds of ten to three on him. This unexpected result diminished the greenbacks In some sanguine hands and added correspouuuigly to otUers. Time of fight, The time allowed between the fight- having expired the heavy weight chickens were brought in. They were brothers, both brown reds wttta black hackles. The condition of Newark seemed much better man that of Union Hill. There were many muttering* about the circle that It was permitted that these relatives should fight; but as the principals had prepared them for the contest before It was known they were taken to the scratch. Newark hail the call in betting. It was a slashing, frightful, cutting light; dash alter dash that sent the blood from throats and hearts aNiut the sides of the pit. Newark was a rasper and fought furiously, making excellent breaks and deep gashes, and finally, with a grand rally, he opened the neck of Union Hill, when he dropped dead. This desperate battle was very shprt? It was all over in sixty-one tecomia TTXrrt FiyhU?Each four pounds nine ounces. Newark showed a large brown-red. while Union Hill sent in a black-red, with ginger hackle. Newark was .greatly the favorite. He got the I test of the first buct'e, hitting his opponent In the throat and back several times desperately, yet Union Hill fought on wiihji onslderable gameness, but It was of no use, as in four minutes and fifty seconds he was taken from the Dlt a dvlng bird. Newark's betters and friends were Highly elaied at this Juncture, they betting heavily taat "that little town would take the main.1' FnvrCII Fmhl.? Two four pounders. Newurk handed In a pretty pjrle. while Union Hill pre sented ?a handsome brown red, with black hackle. '.Tie betting was even. Newark fought well and hit effectually. Tne first rattling blow Union Hill received, he looked "sick, as one ? x pressed his appesratice, but still he hit out for a few seconds, but when he obtained another thrust down went hi* head an 1 over the pit "c flew disgraced, not whipped. "I'll wring that duffer's h eaU," said his handler, and lie did. Time, one minute i.nd forty seconds. fiti Fib'hL.?Newark still more enthusiastic. They sent out a b'ack red, four pounds eight ounces. Union Hill I wing a p.vle, four pounds nine ounces. Odd* of ten to six on the former. This was one of the best and most furious fights of the evening. At the first buerli Newark by a chanoe blow lost an eye, bit he fought with desperation, and after being cut in breast and throat and tho i?'ht to be dying, causltg the excited throng to hedge wherever and howevir they couid, he rallied and fongoi grandly. Down to went again, and again there was peculiar betting, Hut hs was u good one, and at last, keepng up such n fire on Union Ifill. who was an gool a chicken as ever heeled, tie at last killed htm. butnot before the* living bird was completely ripped ip. Time, ten minutes and twenty-three seconds. Sixth ff'/Al.-Ttb inlght decide Hw main, hence areat excitement. It was the first of the cocks sent In Newark showed n p.vle. Uhlot Hill a muff. Th'ev each weighed four pounds. It wis a good fight. Thsv met high In the air at times, anl It was hit for in, The gieatest rapidity and deieinlnation was manifested. Iften the mttff got a btuch of feathers ifMil as big ?' a bail. and. in Ma lavage rqry. thought that >'!? op potent, and lol lowed It to ?!?." C(1K'* ol , "* . p,f' . ti.'dually whipped N'ewark in tweivy minutes and tlilftf-one seconds, at la'*1 making hlti run. i a as near Uait-pait twelve o clod, with Newark vet to win one figbt to ?.e vlctwiiotl la lite mam, aad uci iW?l? SHI??!h6 NEWS. Almnu '/Or New York?This Day. Sun rise# v.'?? 7 22 | Moon sets... morn 1 53 Sun A 37 i High kator.morn 3 37 POET OP NEW VO&l, DECENBE& 23, 1868. Herald Packages. Taptaine sad Pursers of Vessels arriving at this port will please deliver all package* Intended for the Herald to our regularly authorized agents who are attacned to our Steam Yacht fleet The New York Associated Press do not now collect marine reports nor attend to the delivery of packages, as will be seen by the following extract from the proceedings of the regular monthly meeting held March 1, 1868 Resolved, That on and after April 1,1868, the Associated Press will discontinue the collection of ship news in the harbor of New York. Passed unanimously. gey- The offlc* of the Herald steam yachts Jams and Jianisittb la at Whitehall slip. All communications f rom owners and consignees to the masters of Inward bound ves sels will be forwarded free of charge. CLEARED. rpteamship Main (NO), Yon Uterendorp, Bremen-Oelricbs A Co. Steamship Mississippi, Blocutn, Rio Janeiro, Ac?W R Ca rlson. Steamship Leo, Dearborn, Savannah-Murray, Ferris A Oo. Steamship Fairbanks, Hunter, Wilmington, NC?James Hand. Steamship Albemarle. Couch, Norfolk, City Point and Rich mond?N L McCready. Steamship Rebecca Clyde, Chichester, Alexandria?James Band Steamship Worcester, Chllds, Baltimore. Steamship Acuahuet, Kelly, New Bedford?Ferguson A Wood. Ship Clara Wheeler (Br), Wilmarth, Liverpool?Williams A Gnlon. Ship Missouri, Bradburn, Norfolk?W Nelson, Jr. Bark LawreDce, Matthews, Genoa?Fabbrl A Chaunoey. Bark Montezuma, Hammond. Barbadoa?K T A F A Dwight. Brig Geo Downs (Bri, Lanfare, Demarara. Brig John Armstrong (Br), Lange, St Kltts?Jones A Lough. Brig Havana, Hernia, Havana?J E Ward A Co. Brig G W Barter, Moore, Kev Wast?Thompson A Hunter. Schr Mary B H arris,"Crowell, Barbados?ft Trowbridge's Bon. Hchr Sliver fitar. Smith, Havana?Dollner, Potter A Co. Schr A K Glover, Ferris, Charleston?Tupper A Heattle. Schr Gen Grant, Reed, Norfolk? C E Staples. Schr S J Smith, Baldwin, New Haven?U K Rackett A Bro. Schr Evelyn, Burger, Stamford. Schr S P Godwin, Waterbury, Stamford. ARRIVALS. REPORTED BT THE HERALD STEAM YACHTS. Steamship Westphalia (NO), Trautmann, Hamburg Dee H, via Southampton 12th, with uidse and passengers, to Kun rfy gales during tbo hardt A Co. Experienced heavy western whole passage. Dec 15, lat 41*38,100 23, saw a bark rigged steamer with a white funnel bound W. Steamship Merrimack, Timmerman, Rio Janetre Nov 25, Bahla SOth, Pernambuco Dec VPara 9th, and 8t Thomas 16th, with mdse and passengers, to W R Garrison. Deo 14, abreast of St Pierre, Mart, spoke brig Osslpee, of Kennebunk, 22 days from Boston. Steamship Columbia, Van Rice, Havana, Deo 19, with mdse and passengers, to the Atlantic Mall Steamship Co. Steamship San Jacinto, Atkins, Savannah, with mdse and passengers, to W R Garrison. Steamship Wm P Clyde, Morgan, Wilmington, NC, 3 days, with naval stores, to Jas Hand. 21st inst, 20 miles NNK of Cape Hatteras, passed steamship Granada, benoe for Vera Crux. Steamship Hatteras, Roberts, Norfolk, Ac, with mdse an d passengers, to N L McCready. Steamship Dlrlgo, Johnson, Portland, with mdse, to J F Ames. Ship Electric (NO), Junge, Hamburg, 45 days, with mdse and 3(X) passengers, to Edye A Brock. Had strong westerly winds most of the passage. Night of 21st inst, durlng a thick on Egg Ha fog, went ashore on Egg Harbor Shoals, but was got off morn ing of 23d after discharging the passengers and part of cargo by the Coast Wrecking steamer Relief; vessel leaking soma. Bark Maggie Reynolds (Br>, Rsynolds, Leghorn, 68 days, wltb marble and rags, to P I Nsvius A Ron. Had light west winds the entire passage. Sailed injcompany with ichr SI monson, for New York. Bark Sarah Elizabeth (Br), McLaln, Buenos Ayres, 46 days, with woo) and hides, to master. Nov 12, lat 8104, Ion 88 25, bad a revolving squall from W to BW, lasting about ten min utes, during which carried away foretopsall yard, malntop galiantmast and main braces. Nor 23, lat 17 52 8, ion 84 41, spoke schr Isabella, steering S; 2d inst, crossed ths equator; had One weather since. Bark Oazelle,Black, Demarara, 19 days, with sugar and molasses, to H Trowbridge's Sons. Dec 15, lat 52 SO, ion 72, passed schr Eveline, steering NW. Sailed in company with brigs Oswego, for New York, and Chesapeake, for Baltimore. Brig Eastern Star (of New Haven), Foster, Barbados, 17 days, with old metal, to Bishop Bros. Has been 5days N of Hatteras with strong N and Nw winds. Brig Jennie Clark (Br), Roberts, Nuevltas, 12 days, with sugar, molasses, to Heney A Parker. Had a very rough pas sage. Schr Grasamere, Henry, Para, 18 days, with mbbsr, nuts, Ac, to Penniston A Co. 20th, off Hattaras, carried away fore gaff. Schr Rarah Ellen, Gray, Blaok River, Ja, 21 days, with oranges, to Crocker, Wood A Co. Scbr Charles C Warren (of Gloucester), Smith, Mayaguez, PR, 16 (days, with oranges, to J A T Pearsall. Had heavy westerly winds the whole passage. Dec 13, .lat 36 41, Ion 71 51, spoke bark Southern Belle, from Rio Janeiro for New York. Schr Royal Arch (Br), Wick wire, Cornwallls, NS, 15 days, with potaioss, to CrandalL Umphray A Co. Schr D C Huise, Hlldrstn, Jacksonville, 7 days, with yellow pins to master. Bchr Ann Amelia, Bush. Virginia. Schr Geo H Hovt. Cranmer, Virginia. Schr E Waters, Marshal:, Baltimore. Schr Young Teaser. Broman, Baltimore for Providence. Scbr H W Howes, Allen, Bangor via Bridgeport, where she discharged. Bchr Lucille, Bovd, Newbnryport, 8 days, with flsh to order. ~ " " ~ ? i for Phil ? Bchr A B Knowles, French, Boston for Philadelphia. Schr Sarah L Simmons, Uandy, New Bedford tor Philadel phia. 8chr L A Rose, Rose, Providence. Rchr Ella Mathews, Col man. Providence. Schr L G Barnes. Colman, Providence. Bchr Wm R Doughtrn, , Providence for Philadelphia. Bchr Henrv Clule. Ryan, Bridgeport. Steamer Relief, Williams, Egg Harbor, with ship Electric In tow, to the Coast Wrecking Co. Steamer A Wlnants, , Egg Harbor, with passengers of ship Electric, to the Coast Wrecking Co. The scbr W D Blckford, from Old Haroor, Ja. was Inad vertently steted to hsve arrived st this port yesterday. She arrived at Boston 22d. BELOW. Bark Reindeer. Wellington, from Martinique.?Reported by pilot boat A T Stewart, No 6. Brig Iris, 11 days from St Johns, PR?Reported by pilot boat Hope. SAILED. Steamships Java, Liverpool; Manhattan, do; Mississippi, Rio Janeiro, Ac; Leo, Savannah; Rebecca Clyde, Alexandria ; Fairbanks, do; Worcester, Baltimore; Albemarle, Richmond. Wind at sunset WNW Marine Dimeters. Steamship Virginia, from New York for Alexandria, remained at the Delaware Breakwater PM 21st repairing ma chinery. Rtifp Two Brothers?The Messrs Raker, wreckers, hsve succeeded In pumping dry the ship Two Brothers, from Bath for New Orleans, ashore on Body Island. They would leave Norfolk 23d Inst In the steamer Resolute with anchors and cable to carry out abreast of the ship to haul her utf by. She lays inside <?( a sand bar with but 6 feat water on it, and may cause some trouble to ths wreckers before getting her off. Ship AnuorsFORt) (Br), Cooper, from New York for Val paraiso, put into Rio Janeiro 9th alt In distress. flip American Eagle. from London for New York, which put into Plymouth, K, in distress, has boen condemned : cargo to bs forwarded to New York. Ship Ceomwell, from Calcutta for Boston, before re ported st 8l Thomas in distress, has been fully repaired Itltli ~ it I Inst, and would proceed on the 19th. Part of her cargo will be brought on by Br bark Canada. A Ship was pasted on the 13th Dec, In 1st 85 15, Ion 68, steering BR, with loss or mlzzenliipmast, head of mainsail and foretopgallantmast. Bark M B Stethon, Seymour, at Boston from Gonalves, reports 1st inst, lat 31 02, Ion 72 26. saw a vessel bottom up, but as it was blowing heavy from WNW, could nut get suf ficiently near to Identify her. BrioDatsprins (Br), Ashford, at Holmes' Hole from Aipnn, experienced heavy weatner during the passage, and lost port of deok loud of logwood. Died on the passage Peter Donley, of Bath, Me, seaman. BRIO Golden Liour (Br). Ferguson, 95 days from Bris tol, E, for Boston, put into Halifax 21st lost with crew ex hausted and short or provisions and water. Brio Velocity (Br), from Demarara for New York, was spoken Dec 12, In lat 32 17, Ion <7 24; bad started cargo and would go Into Bermuda. Bchr M vatic Circlr. from New York for Petersburg, ashore II miles south of Cape Henry, was breaking up Mb and being stripped of sails and rigging. Scan Jrrhib B SMtrti (of Hartford", Williams, at Ralem from Wilmington. NC, when of! Cape Fear Dec 4. In a severe gale from HE, lost foretopmast and flying jlbhnom with sail, and split Jib and foresail. Dsn 12, oil Nantucket Rhoal, In a severe blow from NW, broke main boom. Was once driven out of Routh Channel, and twice ont of Massachusetts bsy. Bchr Jamrstown. Rogers, from New York for Rich* mond, grounded betow Warwick bar, wbllo In tow, and was run Into by th? schr Kate P VFaddy, also attached to the tow. The Waddv's Jlbboom entered the stern of the Jsmestown, making a hole in her taffrnll. The Weddy's jtbuoom was en tirely carried away. GinsAt.TAE, Dee 4 The chief officer and firs men of the John Duncan, from Rt John, NH, for Liverpool, before re ported as having capsized In the Western Ocean, were landed here by the Ihrlgo, stalhill, from Nsw York for Cette. The "Radl 'met," of Hangor, CR, supposed from New York for Palermo, also saved three of the crew. PRtPRiKanAVN, Dec Iff The schr O T Ward (or Philadel phia), W llehy, from Lubeck for England (in ballast), is ashore at Haahye; has assistance. Milforh Havin, Dec 10_The Herbert, Dlion, from New York for Hamburg, which put In b?r* to day waterlogged, baa also lost a man overboard. Rotterdam. Dee 10?Ths Msrtha Bowksr, Ooodburn, from Hatavlafor Amsterdam, put into Portland He- 3 leak? but would probably proceed to destination wltb the assist anoe of a tug and pumps. Mlseellussif. Purser James W Wilson, of the steamship Merrimack, from Rio Janeiro, Ac, will aeaept our thanks for his attentions. Purser Oscar Crochemn, of the stesmshlp Columbia, from Havana, has ottr thanks for promptly forwarding our Die* and despatches. Nolle* to Mnrlners. HANOKROCS SUNKEN WRICK OVF SOUTH SIHE OF LONtt ISLAND. RebrLuey, from Newcastle, Del, for Boston, arrlred nt Holmes' Hole list Inst, and reports that when 18 miles NE from Fire Island, narrowly es. aped running Into a sunken vessel, .lodged her to he a srge schooner sunk in about 12 fathoms water; both topin i ?ts were out of water. Wiisleaen, ? ?' hLiJt Riper. Eldridge of Provlncetown, was st sea Nor 7, lat 32 N, Ion 85 W, th an all well. Mpolteu. Rhlp Anna Decatur, Hamilton, from New York for Manza nillo. WCA. Oct 28, lat* N, Ion 22 W. Rhlp Guiding Star, Hopkins, from New York for 8nn Fran .tisno, Nov II, Tai 6 Is, Ion 29 W. Ship Colorado, Otis, front Liverpool for Calcutta, Oct 6, lat H A Ion 15 K. ,N?rk Equlnoi, from London for New York, Nov 24,1st 28, ' Ilia rk Chanticleer, McLennon, from New York for Buenos Ayres,'! Nov 18, <at 25 N, Ion 32. Foreign I'srti, Arpti eve A N, Dec 9 -ialie I. Waldo, Raker, NY'-k. A is i? i 'f'- '"r * Arrived. Jnnllna, Boon, N York ; Sophia y , -|-r, nuna, do; Eva, Milton, and Janet Daigiish, Mat th'-ws'I'hlls L'dl'hia. t.oed nitli P '! Klan h ird. fllethen, Callao. vii M -rr' J Arrived, Mary I ihuyer, Baker, Ivlxs, bi Kjx.p Ala *0f 11 lu 9vrt bails Adeline (. Auautg Leavrtl, .rom r kTrlve<? G?J>JW, J D Bradley, Bradley, from Baugor, arrived Nor I; Colli Pupont, McUil very, from NYork, arrived 4th; brig FW'*| Bangor, arrived 2d; and uthara Barbados, No 14?Arrived, brig Varlng (Dutch), Ting, Philadelphia; tcbra Amaioa, Montgomery, NYork; 22d, Eveline, Pierce, do lead tailed Dec I lo return); M Q I'olllue, Endicutt, Philadelphia (and tailed dillh for Turks Itlaudt); 23d, bark L Daniels. Gray, Norfolk and aid Dec 1 for Na vataai; 27th, tcbrt H E Dodge, Preeman, NYork (and lulled Dec 9 to return); With, Kraut, Wllley. at Mary's, Ga (and tailed for?); Dec 2, steamship South America, Tinkle paugh, NYork laud tailed for Rio Jaueiro, Ac); 6th, brig R C Wright, Walker, Norfolk (and waa disc 10th); 7th, tchr Archer A Reeves, Stover, do (and waa disglOtb; 9th, brlga 1.ark. Scopean, NYork (do do); Grace M, Robblna, Norfolk (do do). CAudiff, Dec 8-Cleared, Architect, Savannah; 9th, Eliza belh Cuahlng, lions Kong, bailed 9th, Anne H'Cann, Lewlt, Norfolk, Va. Ent out 9th, Susan A Blaladell, Sawyer, for Rangoon. Cabdinab, Dec 11?Arrived, oarkt Elite, Sprague, NYork; Reunion. Dunoar, St John, NK ; brig "Weler," Carver, Ban gor; tcbrt Agntt, Blair, NYork; 12tn. brlga George W Chase, Bacon. Pori)and;8 V Mtrrlck, Norden, NYork; 16lh, bark Nevertmk, Ulbton, do; lith, scbr (Jueen of the W'etl, Ueatty, Philadelphia. Sai cd Uth, tcbr Prairie Bird (Bri. Jobnton. a port north of Hatteraa: 17th, brig Haute 8 Rltbop, Webber, NYork. Down, Dec ltl?Off, Mary Benuty,Clark, from Shields for Martelllea. 1)ARiiANFT i.ru. Nov 26?Arrived, Urea, Slrlgo, Odessa (and eleared for NYork). Dm aba it a, Dec 7?Arrived, brig Torrid Zone, Carter, New York via Barbed ot. Sailed 2d, brige Otwego, Boyle, NYork; 8d, Chesapeake, Wllaon, Baltimore ;4tb, bark K B Mulhall, Wharton, do; 6tb, brlgt Suwannee, Simpson, NYork; Ida, Miller, do; Bib, Morn ing Light, Markt, New Haven. Tu port 8th, brlgt Annie Gardner, for New York 4 days; J Leigh ton, Leighton, for do, ldg; Kliora, for do do; tcbrt An nie Whiting, Hutchinson, for do do; Eureka, fur do do. Falmouth, Dec 10?Arrived, Beuie Crotby, Crotby, Ant werp for NYork. Payal, Nov 19-Salled, Elisabeth Hamilton, White, New York; J N Wltwell, Leek in, Newfoundland. Gibraltar. Dec8?Arrived, Leader. Held, NYork; 4tb, Dirlgo, Rnmball, do. Cleared 2d, Daniel Webater, Nlcknrton, Metsina. Genoa. Dec 6?Arrived, Abby Bacon, Bettoui, New Yuyk; H L Routh, George, do for Cette. Holyhead, Dac 9- Sailed, Hrltlih Trident, Brookt, Mo bile; Ann Eliza, Davldaon, New Orieani. Hamburo, Dec7?Arrived, Harzburg, Kuhlken, NYork. Havrr, Dec 9-Arrived, Tneone, UeUmert, Baltimore. Hono aono, Oct 24?Sailed, Gamecock, Sherburne, New York; Merlda, do. Havana, Dec 14? Arrived, steamship Bavaria (NG), IIo bicb. New Orleans land tailed 15th for Southampton and Hamburg); 14th, bark Cuba, Sundberg, New York; brig K J Merryman, Glover, Bath; 15th, achr Sylvan, Blancbard, Phila delphia; 22d, steamship Eagle, Greene, NYork. Hailed 13th, bark Aguedlta (Sp), Catanovai, Pentacola; tcbrt Adeline, Wright, Manzanlllo; Alice Merrick, Kelaey, Portland; 16th, brig Clara M Goodrich, Lock, Hague: lBtn, steamship Cuba, Dukebart, Baltimore; bark Concepclon (Hp), Pages, New Orleans; tchr Telumab, Hall, Pentacola; 19th, brigs B F Nash, Lancy, NYork; Star, Sparrow, Hague. ( bartered 18tn, brig Mallta, 800 boxes sugar for Baltimore, at *112)4. Kingston, Ja, Dec 9?In port bark Caator (Nor), for Pen tacola ; brlga Harab Ellen, Lord, and Perces Hinckley, Pot ter, for NYork; Uaorgla, Leighton, for Baltimore; Alice Lea, Foster, from Philadelphia, arrived 7th, for do; tcbrt New Do minion (Br), Pcnery, from NYork, arrived 3d, fordo; Eve lina, for Philadelphia. Sailed 4th, brlgt Kenahaw, Sylvester, NYork; 6th, Ualdee, McDonald, St Domingo. Liverpool, Dec 9?Arrived, Horatio Sprague, Small, Ma zatian ; Aeolut. Knndson, NYork; llltb, Mexican (t), Mobile; lltb, Melbreck, Taggart, NYork; 22d, Pantheon (t, Beeley, NOrleant. Sailed 8th, Alice Davlet, .Tones, Han Francisco; 9th, City of London (t), Brookt, and St Charles, Colley, NYork (latter put into Holyhead 10th); Mary Bangs, Bangs, Boston; La Glolrt, Graham, NOrleant; ldth, Erin (t), Webster, NYork; Hibernian (t), Smith, Portland. Cleared 9th, Wandering Sprite, Crosby, Galveston. Entered1 ont 9th, Siberia (a), Martyn, and Virginia (t). Thoinaa, NYork via Boston; Austrian (t), Wvlle, Portland; 10th, Cltv of Baltimore (s), Leltch, NYork; Granton, NOr leans; Victoria Nyanza, Jones, San Francisco. London, Dec 10 Arrived, Duke of Argyle, McLean, New Y ork; Kadotb, Dethon, Zebu. Cleared ldth, Rhine, Kommerling, NYork; Trenton, Duma retq. New Orleant. Arrived at Gravetend 10th, Fartund, from Cardiff for New York, leaky. Malaga, Dec 5? Cleared, brig Liberty, Devereaux, NYork. M arbullib, Dec 7?Arrived, Ada, Moore, and Pennlman, Dlckton, NYork. Dec Arrived, barks WC Anderson, Drum mond, Beaufort; John Griffin, Downey, New York; A KobBe, 0?n,er. Portland; 16th, George W Horton, St John, NB. Sailed 16lh, brig Afton (Br), Bi own, NYork. u ?OT 8??Al7i?Bd, tchr A A Uolton, Gordon, New born. NC (and (ailed Deo 4 for Turks Islands'. Mataolez, Dec 8?In port brlgT Turull, from New Haven, dlag; tcbrt Tula, from Newburyport, do; Telegraph, ldg oranges. ? Sailed 3d, achr* Chat C Warren, NYork; 4th, brigs George, Echo,Terhune, Turks Islands; 6th, Edw Eve rett, NYork. ^ Newcastle, Dec 9?Entered out, Alia, WIndhortt, for S i Offct Newport (Mon), Dec 9-Sailed, Elizabeth Yen, Scott, New Orleans. Old Habbob, Ja, Nov 38-Tn port bark Evening Star, Mil ler, for NYork. Ids; brigs Eugene A Reed. Lyne, for do do; M A Benton. Gardner, from Aipinw?U via Kingston for Bos ton, crew tick. Palbbmo, Dec 1?Arrived. M C Mariner, Mariner, Mar telllea; C Buck, Qott, Gibraltar; A Middleton, Mosaop, Ali cante. Cleared Nov27, Riverside, Thompson, NYork; Dec 8, Jet ale. Grant, do PrrnambuoO, Nov 11-Arrived, brig Branch, Card, NYork; 13th, bark Pertlla, Stephens, do; 19th, brig Wave, Brlggs, lilt Bravo; 24th. bark Imperador, Heard, Philadelphia; 35th, brig Frances Jane, Jones, Baltimore; 27th, bark Traveller (Br), Penned, NYork (and tailed Dec 1 for Rio Janeiro); 19th, brig Ruth, Petty, do; Deo 1, bark Caaco, Gardner, do; brig E CTosson, Coombs, do. Sailed 16th, brige Beagle (Br), Morrison, NYork; Dec 1, Ira, Williams, do. 9 Ponow, PR. Dec 10?Arrived previous, scbr Lucv W Alex ander, Crowther, Baltimore. Port Spain, Nov 26?Arrived, brig George Burnbam, Mc Lean, Norfolk (and tailed Dec 2 for Bonaire); 26th, bark (Julndaro, Stanwood. St Mary's, Ga (and tailed Dec 7 for Ja maica); Dec 2, brige Sullivan, Berry, do; Slromnett, Sbaw, Button; 3d, tcbr Frank Howard, Terhune, St Marys, Ga; 7th, bark Mayflower, Dill, NYork. ' Sailed Nov 27, brig P M Tinker, Barnard, Boston. QUBEnbtown, Dec 9?Arrived, S Blancbard, Meady, Cal lao; 23d, France (t), Grace, NYork for Liverpool. Hailed 8th, Jennie Prlnco, Prince, Hamourg; H Harris, Wlllcumb, Greenock. Ra nuoox, Nov 2?Arrived, bark Hudson, Yaughan. Oalle. Rio Janeiro. Nov. 9?Arrived, ship Ahbouford (Br). Cooper, NYork for Valparaiso, in oi.trttt; bark Wayraiota Blackford, NYork; 24th, ship United States, Short, Cardiff. Sailed 7th, harka Clilneterln (Nor), Mulltr, NYork; 8th, Campanero (Bri, Wood, do; brlga Patriot (Nor), Iidahl, Sa vannah; Dannsbrog (Dan), Thonr, Hampton Roads; 12lb, btrkt Maria Heydorn 2d (NU>, Traulten, NYork; uellert (NG), Lanckenan,do; 14th, nrlga JaneUondyear (Br), David, NOrlean.; Christian (N()i, Baltimore; 18th, barks Frsnlngen iDan), Delaware Breakwater; 19th, Axow (Nori, Gundersen. lY'ork; Byfoged Llndahl (Nor), do; 30th, Catharine Leeds iBr do; 21st brigs Restless (Br), NUrleans; Alexandra (NO), NYork ; 23d, Wanderer (NG), do; J B S (Br), Mobile. Cleared 23d, ship Viceroy (Br), Trevelllck. San Franrltco. Shikldh, Dec 9 Put In through stress of weather, Bessie, Mtindy, from (Iranton for Philadelphia. Southampton, Dec 10?Arrived, Phenix, NYork. Off the Owrrs loth, C Grinnsll, Spencer, and Daniel Web ster, Brown, from London for NYork. St Helens, Nov 9? Pmsed by, ship West (Br), Wylie, from Calcutta for Boston. St Thomas, Dec 4 - Arrived, brigs Ellen Maria, Hoxie, St Michaels and sailed same day for Curacoa to load for N York; Pannie Liucoln, Collins, Guadeloupe (and sailed same day for Turk's Island); 6tb, George Harrli, French, St Croix (and tailed same day for Aux Cayaa to load ror Button) ;tchr Mary E Mangam, Bareridge, NYork (and sailed Kith for Porto Rico In ballast); 8th, brig Jessie Khyuas, Tucker, Demarara (and sailed tamn day for Turk's Island Hailed 12tb, harks Palo Alto, Wiley,and Edgar Cecil (Br), Anderson, Savannah. In port Dec 13, ship Cromwell, Roblsen. from Calcutta for Boston, fully repaired and would proceed 19th ; hark Canada (Br), Hmltb, Ida part cargo of ship Crrmwell for Boston. St Jon.N'a, PR, Nov 18? Arrived, sclir Plandome, George town via Mavaguez; 26th, brigs Altarela, Reid, Wilmington, NC; Dec Kth, Anns Llodtley, NYcrk; 6th, Crescent, do; Alei Kirk land, Martin, Baltimore. Trinidad, Dee 1??In port nrlg Krrily Fisher, Clark, nnc. Watfbford, Dec 10-Put In, bark Kaleva, from Liverpool for Philadelphia. Hailed 9th, J P Wheeler, Harris (fron Bristol), NYork. American Poria. BOSTON, Dec 22 -Arrived, bark I K Stetson, Seymonr, Oonalvet; brig C H Kennedy, Bis pier. Matanzat; srbrt Gold tin J"r t Bri. McHridr.Cape (Uvtlen . 8 K Davit, Hawes;Cora Morrison, Higglns, and Monitor, Hl(gtna, Tangier; Billow, Uriain, Philadelphia, Sarah Hernlee, l'roctor. Ellzahethport. Cleared?Steamship William Ksneedy, Parker, Baltimore; bark Chattanooga, Freeman, Melbourne; schrs Win Fisher, Fisher, St Thomas and s market; kobert B Smith, Nicker son, NYork; Annie E Martin, Butll, Jacksonville; Ella Hods don, Hodsdon, Norfolk. *3d?Arrived, ship Wild Rover, Taylor, Manila; bark Scot land, Marshall. New Orleans; brlga Erie. Stockholm ; Alton, Mlragoane; Perl, Cole, Bonaire; Lira belle, Kyder, IVnsaco la; senr J K Shaw, Darien. Alto arrived 23d, steamship Ulaucia, WaMen. NYork : brigs Hall Columbia, Buenos Ayret; Ark tot, Surinam ; Ch. m bo rax.), Jamaica. .1 D Lincoln, Hagua;3 P Swell, Kemedlos;R M Heslen, Baltimore; achr* Fawn, Port an Prince Carrie Walker, Jacksonville; Senator, NYoik. BALTIMORE, Dec22? Below, hart Union (NG), from Rio Janeiro. Cleared Steamahlp McClellan, Hoves. Boston via Norfolk; hark Pembroke (Br), Skating, Cardenas; brigs Dudley. Aver Ill. Marsala; Cleta (Br), Hopkins, Msvaguex, PR; tcbrt A P Cranmer, Cranmer, Jersey City; Noses Van Name, Van Name, lloboken: Laurel, Fota, Ellsvorih ; S L Foster, Tmu ant, Portland; A 11 Whltmore, Gross, and Mella Small, Rob bins, New Bedford. Sailed 21st, schrs Roswsll, Flora, inf Deflance; 22il, brig Dudley. CHARLESTON, Dec 19?Arrived, bark Wm G Putnam (Br). Richard, NYork. 29 i? Arrived, steamship Msnhnitst, Woodbiill, New York ; barks Olympla, Clsnfuegoi, I'arvnee, Dublin ; schrs J W )VII son, Georgetown, DC; Ranger, Portknd; Union Flag, I'hlla dalphla. Hailed-SteamshipsCharleston, Berry, and Alabama, Lime burner, NYork. FORTRESS MONROE, Dec 23 -lassed up for Baltimore, brig Chesapeake, Wilson, from Dermrara. Balled?Bark John Bright (from Nirfolk), Liverpool; hrlgt Union, Rio Janeiro; Frank Clark, II Croix; James, Jamal ra; scbr R Clavton, Demarara. ? HOLMES' Hole, Dec 21, I'M?Failed, brigs Afton, N Hie vent, Wbltsker, Peri, Proteus; sctrs Devorra. Francnnla, Fawn, Jos W Allen, M J Lsugliton, 1 C Loud, Blondel. E K Dresser, Lucy. 22d, AM?Arrived^ brige Day Bprltg (Br), Aehford, Antiln for Boston ; Anns Eldrldge, Clifford, Maracaibo for do ; schrs Mary Louisa, Snare, Rappahannock for do; J G Curtis, At wood, Tangier Tor do; Fannie A Haley, Locke, Georgetown, DC, for Portland ; Rote Skerrett. Coane, Boston for James River; Lncle M Jenkins, Jenkins, to for Norfolk; Virgin Rock. Cross, I'rovlucrtnwn for NYoik. Bailed?Schrs P A Saunders, J G Curtis. Rose Skerrett, L M Jenkins, Virgin Rock. NF.W oRLKANH, Dec 13 - Arrived, steamship Rapldan, Ma.lory, NYork via Havana; barks Favorite (Br), Fes, Liv erpool; Asterlas. Harriett, Boston ; srhr Macgle E (.ray, Prlls bury, Havre. Below, coming up, inhr Montrose, Knudson, from Boston. Towed to sea 13th, ship Igoms. HnuTHWter Pssa, Dee 18 Arrlte.1, ship D W Chapman, ? lller, Dainarwcotta. Sailed, ships Wsverler, Hermlone. RI( llMONIJ, Dec 21 ?Arrived, steamship Isaac Hell, Bourne, NYork ; achr M Bs.lell, Bedell, do. Below, achr Jamestown, Rogers, from NYork, BAVANNAH, Dec 19-Cleared, lark Olive (Br), Vow.ler, Gnvetisiown for ordera; hrig Ida L Ray, Kay, Bt Marlins; tchr Lilly, Frauds. NI ork. Ballsd? Barks Alamo (NO), Wcltrnhorn, Hamburg; Henry Palmer < Br , Hrennan, Bwi.nsea. 2S.I Arrived, hark Edgar Csoll, BI Thomas, cleared Rl"am?hlps Cal.sta. Il?w?, Liverpool; Thames, Pennington, and Cleopatra, Phillips, NYork; bark Lamp lighter, do; achr EneliantreiS, do. MIBCKUAilBOim. i BBOLITK DIVORCES LEGALLY OBTAINED IN J\. dtlferenl Stater- Legal everywhere, no publicity; no charge until divorce ohta iied; success guaranteed; advice fret. M. HOWES, Attorney, 78 Naarsu sired Aa.?(FifFcTal drawings ? , MI??ourl anil Kentucky Slate Lotteries, Missouri rxrua > i *ne no. 761, OF' rmict 23. 1863. 29, 46, M, Hi 71. 13. 7, 7n ?ti. 27. 44, 64, 6s, 1. MIRftOI It! OLA'S NO. 7?J, DROKMLFR 23. I86*. 43, 71, :? n, 24 . 47 , 63, 46, 49. 2B, 31, 62. K?N ll i'KT ? FXT1M CI.ABB NO. 709. DRcFMIIFR 23. 1868. 2, 23. 9*. 41. 37, 74, (Is, 68 4, 53, 30, 59, 24, 36. KENfurar?c.LAaa NO. '"Kr, DKck.1 MKit 23, 1868. 1.3. 30, 7, 23, 37, 31, 4', 41, W, 1, 38, 47. Ltfoniiullt'b f icldiel lo the ul.ore and also Hov.l M.avans, L 'teries by J. OLUTK, Broker, 202 Bros Jway ?nd I5J Fulton mtm lVI8CBLLANBOra. X|0WPAr8, FRESH GOODS FOR THE HOLIDAYS. The Grew American Tea Company are now receiving the choicest NEW CROP TEAS from the heel Tea districts of China end Japan, and putting tbern up In neat packagea of any size, at the lowest CARGO PRICES, and all are warranted to be CHEAPER AND BETTER than can be purchased elsewhere In the city. Orders can be left at either or the Company's stores, or sent by post, directed to Headquarters, Noc. SI and 38 Vesey street, and the goods will be lorwarded forthwith to any part of the city without extra charge. The Company have also selected large quantities of the CHOICEST COFFEES IMPORTED, which they are roasting and grinding dally, and putting np Is neat live pound packages and upwards, and delivering In all parts of the city without extra charge. NO HOLIDAY TABLE will bo complete without the GREAT AMERICAN TEA CO.'S TEAS AND COFFEES. REMEMBER that the very best present that can be made for the holidays Is a package of CHOICE TEA OR COFFEE. PRICE LIST. OOLONG (Black), 70c., 60c., 90c.; beet, #1 per lb. MIXED (Green and Black), 7Uc., 80c. 90c.; best. $1 per lb. ENGLISH BREAKFAST (Black), 80c? DO., $1, $110; best, 81 SO per lb. IMPERIAL (Green), 80c, 90c., $1, 81 10; best 81 ? per lb. YOUNG HYSON (Green), 80c., 90c., $1, 8110; best, fl 36 per lb. UNOOLORED JAPAN, 90c.t 81,81 10; best, fl 25 per lb. GUNPOWDER (Green), best, *1 60 per lb. COFFEES ROASTED AND GROUND DAILY. GROUND COFFEE, 20c., Sic., 30c., 36c.; best, 40c. DSr lb. Hotels, saloons, boarding bouse keepers and families who use large quantities of coffee can economize In that article by using our FRENCH BREAKFAST AND DINNER COFFEE, which we sell at the low price of 30c. per lb. and warrant to give perfect satisfaction. ROASTED (unground), 80c., 86c.; best, 40c. per lb. GREEN (unruasted), 35c., 80c., 88c.; best, 86c. per lb. From 3 to 6 profit! eared by ^urdhaslDg of . GREAT AMERICAN TEA COMPANY, Headquarter! 31 AND 33 VESEY STREET. Branches, 640 BROADWAY, corner Bl eeeker street. 461 EIGHTH AVENUE, north corner Thirty-fourth street. 742 EIGHTH AYENUE, northeast corner Fifty-first street, 818 BOWERY, between Spring and Prince streets. 646 THIRD AVENUE, northwest corner Fifty-first street. 399 SPRING STREET, between Hudson and Ureenwlch its. 306 FULTON 6TKEET, Brooklyn, corner Concord street. 169 FULTON AVENUE, Brooklyn. 33 DE KALB AVENUE, Brooklyn. 133 ORAND STREET, Williamsburg. Absolute divorces legally obtained in different States. No publicity. No charge till divorce obtained. Advice free. Alio Notary Public and Commis sioner of Deeds for every Slate. ? F. I. KING, Counsellor at Law, 361 Broadway. A BEAUTIFUL ASSORTMENT OF PARIS FANCY GOODS FOB HOLIDAY PRESENTS. GLOVE, JEWEL AND HANDKERCHIEF BOXES, BISQUE STATUARY, ARTIFICIAL FLOWERS, JARDINIERES, CARD STANDS, AC., AO. BOHEMIAN DESSERT SETS, TOILET WARE, 4C.? IN ROSE, WHITE AND GREEN. Real bronze Cloche, Mantel Sets, Groupe and Statuettes, Just opened. Also, A full assortment or GORHAM PLATED WARE, At manufacturers' prices. Also, _ FINE PLATED WARE, EXTRA QUALITY, Of our own manufacture. Decorated French China, fine cut and engraved Glassware, Parian Statuary, Ac. Oil Paintings and Alabasters from Italy. Chandeliers and Oaa Fixtures of the handsomest pattens, In glass, bronze and ormolu, of foreign smd domestic manu facture. N. B.?Holiday Presents selected In advance will be CITS' fully retained for delivery at an^r s^edfled Gme^ ^ ^ 488, 490 end 493 Broadway, corner of Broome street. A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR! JOHN MoAULIFFE OFFERS IRISH AND SCOTCH WHISKEY of that ripe age and flavor for which his house is so celebrated. 10,000 bottles ready for the present season. Also HenDetsy A Co. and Dodard A Co.'s Brandy, bottled In France; Port Wine bottled In Portugal; superior Amontllado Sherry (with a bouquet); Jamaica Rum (London Dock); real Madeira Wine, London Old Tom Gin; finest brands Holland Gin. From Keutucky, Old Bourbon Whlekev that will bear a test. JOHN MoAl LIFFK, 41 vassau su?, to Fulton street, 351 Broome street, 63 avenue C, izi avenue D. no/ .um, mmtr of Wool ter; 886 Third avenue, corner of Fifty-seventh street. A parcel of old Irish Whiskey (Wise'st, In quarter sherry caeks, suitable for the trails, just arrived per eteamshlo Queen. Alio received Guinness' Dublin, Barclay A Perkins' London Porter and favorite brands of Scotch Ales. AGNEW'S, CORNER GREENWICH AND MURRAY streets, Is literally lammed with customers. Teas, Coffees, Flour, Raisins, Currants, Citrons, Sugars, Syrups, Ac., Ac., go off like hot cakes. A??-ai00 REWARD. . I will pay 81U0 for every ounce of chlckory or peas found In a pound of my best ground COFFEE if It Is tested by Professor Doremus before it leaves mv store. THOMAS R. AGNEW, 260 and 262 Greenwich it reel. A CROWN OF BEAUTV.?ABUNDANCE OF LONG, silken bair Is the greatest possible enhancement of fe male beauty. The heavy plaits and folds are Indeed ''a crown" of which sny woman may be proud, and they ere within the reach of all. BARRY'S TRICOPHEROU8 will re store the thinnest and harshest hair to full vigorous beauty; for 68 years It has besn In constant use, and we know of no case where II failed. Try It, try it Principal office, 874 Peart street, New York. A -HOLIDAY PRESENTS. . Watche*. Watcher Watcher ?4. i?H. ?15. Watcher Watcher Watchar SH. #S,i. $26. and upward. WILSON A CO., 141 Fulton ilrHet, New York, ,,, , _ , , .... Up ?l?ir?. NOTHER STORY ^ JOHN BROUGHAM THE WIZARD "oF VENICE," NOW READY , In the FIRESlbE COMPANION. A MERRY CHRISTMAS. Don't forget MrAULlFFB'B Irish or Scotch Wh.skey No table complete wltbou' It. Also bis delicious Sherry and Port Wines, Imported for this occasion from the London docks, together with every article In the trade, of that standard ex cellence for which his bouse is so remarkab.s, at his Mammoth Wine and Ale Van'ts, 867 Canal street, corner wooster. Up town branch. TMrd scenic, comer Fifty-seventh street, and the old star. Is 48 Nassau, 13 Fulton, 361 Broome, III avenue D, 61 avenue C. ^JHAMPAQNE. Received of late a fresh supply of Moet A Cbandon's Verrenay and Vln Imperial (Oreen Real), Of the vintage IMS. Fur sale with all the first class dealers In wines In this city, ANTUUNV OECHS. New Yokk, December 16, IMS. CORNS, BUNIONS, ENLARGED JOINTS AND ALL dtseass* of the feet cured by Dr. ZACHaKIE. 76d Broad way. _____ _________ Fink winks and liouorr-theodork stew art, NOH. 4 AND ? JOHN STREET, NEW YORK, OFFERS PURE AND I'NADULTERATED OLD BRAN DIKS, WINKS AND CORDIALSi IRISH. SCOTCH, RYE AND BOURBON WlltfKMH, BY THE BOTTLE, (JAL LoN OR CASK, WHICH FOR QUALITY AND PRICE DEFY COMPRT/tION. CHAMPAliNKS-ALL THE Fa VOH1TK BRANDS. I HAVE BOUOHT, Within the last Hlily daye, Two hundred arose Of Dr. WOLCOTrS PAIN PAINT AND ANNIHILATOR. 1 can furnish The irads everywhere At the lowest prices. as I purchase largely Al proprietary articles Direct from the manufacturer*, Acordlne to their demand. JOHN F. HENRY, Successor to DEM AN BaKNKK A CO., Drd DUB. No. 11 Park row, New York. M ISS M. E. BRADDON'S NEW STORY. entitled "THE FACTORY GIRL] THE BLOSSOM ANb TUB BLIGHT," just commenced In the ?UNDAY MERCURY, Is s Isle of absorbing Interest. An eitra edition of the SUN DAY MERCURY Is now ready. For ta.<s by ovary news dealer. MolNTIRE A CO., BANKERS AND BROKERS, 818 Canal street and 116 Chatham, Dealers In all kinds oi Government Htiurltles, Ac.; Qn'd and Silrer, foreign and dora??tlc. bought and sold at the daily quotation*. Iitlormatlun furnished and prizes promptly cashed In Missouri and Kentucky Lot tsrlei. 7 ft nnn OttRKB WITHOUT MEDD 1NEOR l.XPKNHE I UiUvU by Du II irry's delicious RE.VALKNTA AKAR1CA FOOD, of dyspepsia, phthisis, ilrer, uWVotts and bilious disorders, con*: potion, dlarrhtra, nnueei, debility, cough, astbnia, sleeplessness. It saves 61) Imrs It* cost in medicine nnu costs less ilinn ordinary food. Also the Kevalenta Chocolate. 1)1 liA'.KV A CO.. 1! Wiuiam etrnet. Now Yuik and through aU *i ucsrs and the units In the states.