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1. Philadelphia city—Eli * File*, W- -*• A
CroM. J
2. Philadelphia county—W. Goodwin, L. ( |
Foslkred, N. B. Browne. tl
3. Montgomery-—B Trtzk.
. Chaster tod Delaware-/. J. Ltui*. g
8. Berks—W. M. Hieater. it
, 4. Bswks-H.K.Ssger. ■
• Y-, Lancaster wid Lebanon—/. W. Kdlin- 3
gvr,/. O. Skummt. b
8. Northumberland and Dauphin— David #
Tagmurt. < *
#. Northampton sad Wrf|k~WiHim U
Kip. ' ti
)©. Carbon, Monro*, Pike and WayniP- p
T. H. Walton. b
ill Adam, and Franklin— D. Mellingir. a
1. York—Jaoob S. Haldtnan. fi
ft. "Cumberland and Perry—Samuel |
Wherry, -'/,.."
AV C**tra, Lycoming, Sullivan and Clin, j
ton—J. W. Quiggle. a
18. Mir, Cambria and Huntingdon—J. ,
Cromwell, jr. ' d
10. Luzerne, Montour and Columbia—C i
R. Buck ale w. c
it. Bradford, Suequehanna and Wyoming a
—W. M Piatt. c
Tioga, Potter, M'Kean, Elk, Clear- j
ffoW, Jefferson and Forest—B. D. Hamlin. I
19. Meroer, Venango and Wsrrso—Thom
aa Hog*. 1
90. Eri* U< Crawford— Jama Skimur. '
tl. Baifor, Beaver and L*wt*o*#—V*o.
92. Allejhsnv—Geo. Dartit, Jonas R. M'- I
Cftntoek. - rt • " , ?
)$. Washington ami Green*— Join C. I
•4. Somerset, Bedford and Fulton—Fron- I
t" Jordan. '
25. Arniitrong, Indiana and Clarion—S. '
S. Jamison.
90. Juniata. Mifflin and Union— Jamei 11. I
jyfrrr. 1
if 7. Westmoreland and Fayette—Wm. E.
'9V. Schuylkill— John Htadridu. <
Democrats 18—-Whigs, &c., 15. 1
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Adame—Mome M'Clean.
Allegheny—John Kirkpatrick, Jacob Guy, ]
J. J. Stum, DAVID T- SMITH, C. 5. EraTae.
Armstrong, Clarion and Jefferson, G. VV. 1
Zeigler, P Clorar, A. IF. Lain*. 1
Beaver, Butler and Lawrence— B. B 1
Ckambtrlin, IF. Strioart, R. B. ATCombt.
Radford, Fulton and Cambria—William
T. Dangberty, Gtorgt S. King.
Burke—A. M. Ballade, Jeremiah Mangle,
J. F. Linderman, Samuel Shearer.
BUir and Huntingdon—George Lea., George
Bradford—B. Leporte, Judton Hokomh,
Docks— E. G. Harrison, Watson P. MagiU
Samuel F. Gierneer.
Carbon and Lehigh—Thos. Craig, jr., J.S.
Centra— D. M. Boat.
Cbaeier— M. A. Hodgson, MJ. Fumy pack
*r t |F#. JL Dooming.
Clearfield, M'Kean and Elk—A.Caldwell.
Clinton, Lyeomirg end Potter—Jiomar
Wood, Wm. T. Ftaron.
Colombia and Montour—Jamea G. Mar
wad 1
Crawford— A. B Ross, Hcrwtfl Fowstt.
Cumberland— Montgomery Donaldson, Q
Dauphin—John A. Slehley, Lot Btrgttrss
Delaware— Thomas H. Maddotk.
Erie— G.J. Ball, Jamea B. Thompson.
Fayett* fori Woatmoraland—Clement
Hubbe, Jeem Wedddl, Jaraee Foeter, S. B.
Franklin—Jamea Orr, Janut "Low*.
Greena—John M ttockdale.
Indiana— Akzemim McConntll. >**
Lanoaeter—Hugh M. North, Jacob L,
Grgyi, JE, Jfranktin, D. W. 0 itmer, John F.
Lebanon—W. A. Barry.
Lazarna—A. B. Daeo'top, G. W. Palmer.
Jlaeaer. Venanpo, and Warran—S P. M'*
Caftawu, Daniel Lott, Ralpk Chff.
Mifflin— E. Morrison. '
Monroe end Pike—Abraham Edinger.
liantgomaty—Jaooh Fry, jr. H. N. Wide
trskrn, tamo* JttMaehewr.
KBPEampton— tl Johnson, M. Bn.h.
Northnmbartand-G M. York.. '
Fftrt—firl Haines. T * ,
M city—M. V. Baker, 11 JT.
Strong, Wm. R Worrit, Gtorgt R Smith.
* Philadelphia eousty—lAlez- Cnmming.,
R. * CaiWe, * L WrtgJkt, E. W*TWt-
Hotmu, NKH*LAa THoaaz, Cure. R- liu<
coou, t. A- SihSaaW, TUOMM C. BTH.B,
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tin Ailed with the detail, of the bntt. 0
Alma. Lord Raglin, la hi* official repi , ">
deacribea graphically tb# poatllon the Rua *
■ian army aMumad, and th* advance at
the English troops.
Tb* position of the Russia ns crowed th*
great road about *i mile* Iretn th* eea, and
is very strong by nature. Th* bold and al
most precipitous range of heights, of font
380 to 400 feet, that from the tea closely
border tb* left bank of the river bar* ceas
es and formed their left, and taming theno*
sronnd a great ampitbaati* *c' wide eelley,
terminate* at a aalient pinnacle where their
right reeled, and wheno* the decent to the
plain was more gradual. The fiont was a- j
bout tno miles in extent. Across the mouth |
of this great opening it a lower ridge at dif
ferent heights, rarying from 60 to 180 fast, .
parallel to th* river, and at a distance from {
it of from 600 to 800 yards. The rirer itself
ia generally fordable lot troops, but it* banks
are extremely rugged, end in meet parts
steep; the willows along it had bean cut
down, in order to prevent them frotp .afford
ing cover to lb* attacking party, and in fact
everything had been done to deprive an ea
sailant of any specie* of shelter. In front
of th* position on lb* right bank, at about
900 yards fiom th* Alma, is the village of
Bonlionk, and near it a timber bridge, Which
hail been parity deaueyad by tb# anemy.—
The high pinnacle and ridge before alluded
to was the key #f the position, and eonse- (
qnantly there the areata*! preparation* had ,
been Made for defence- Half,, way down
the height and teres* it* front was a trench
of th# extent of some nuadred yards, to at
ford cover against aa advance up th* even
steep slope of the bill. On the right, and a t
little retired, was a-powerful covered battery
armed with heavy guns, which flaeked the
whole of th* right of the position.
Artillery, at the same lime, waa posted at
the points tf.nl bear command the passage of
the river and its approaches generally. On
the slopes of these hills (forming a sort of
table land j were placed dense masses of the
enemy's infantry, whilst on the height* a
bove was his great reserve, th* whole a
monnting, it is supposed, to between 45,-
600 and 50,000 men. Th# combined arm
ies advanoed, on tba same alignment, her
Majesty'* troops in contiguous double col
umns, with the front of two division# cove
red by light infantry ar.d a troop of horee ar
tillery; the second division, under Lieut.
General Sir D* Lacy Evans, forming the
right, and touching tb* left of the third di
vision of the Frer.oh army, under bit Impe
-1 rial Highness Prince Napoleon, and the light
division, under Liegt. General Sir George
Brown, the left; lb* £it being supported by
the third division, under Usui. General Sir
Richard England, and th* last by thn first
division, commanded by Lieut. O*. bi#
I Royal Highness the Dob* of Cambridge.—
Th* fourth_Divi#ion, under Lieut. General
Bir George Calk rait, and th* cavalry, under
| the Major General th* Earl of Luoaw, w ere
held in reserve to protect th* left flank and
j rear against lirge bodies ot the enemy '* cp
-1 valry, whieh had been teen in thoee diree
none. v
Marshal St. Arnsud seuda the following
account of the French operation intha bat*
lie. to hi* government :
On the 20th, front *>* o'clock in the mor
ning, I carried jnto npeiation, with th* di
vision ot Gen. Bosqnat, reinforeod by eight
Turkish batalliere, a movement which turn
ed tha left of the Russians and soma of their
batteries. Gen. Bosquet manmuv red with
as much imeUigttct and bravery. This
movement decided the sueoes* of lb* day
I had arranged that the English should ex
tend thai 1 left, in order at the same time, to
threaten the right of the Russians, whilst I
occupy them in the centre, but their troop*
did not astir Ain lino until hslf-pest-len.—
They bravely mdde up for this delay. At
balf-past twelve, th* liny of the allied army,
occupying an axtent of mora than a league,
arrived on t!\* Ajtpe, ynjl was received with
a terrible fire from the titalleurs.
In this movement, the hayd of thy eol
omn of Ge nerai Bwquat appeared pa the
heights, and J g*v# the signal for a general
attack. The Alma waa oroeeed tat double
quick time. Prince Napoleon, at th* bead of
> hi* division, look possession of the large
village ol Alma under the fire of tha Rbe
[ sitn batteries. Tb* Prince showed himself
j worthy of the gWkt name tic oeara. Wt
then arrived at the foot of thy heights, un
der the fir* qf tit* Russian batteries. Thar*,
sire, commenced a real battle along *il lhe
line—a battle with its ppisode# of brilliant
fern# of vejqr. Your Majesty may bo proud
of your soldiers: (bay have not degenerated;
they are the soldiew pf, Aoatefli"* aodof 4*-,
ns. At naif-poet 'our, Km French artny was
a very when viotorieua All th* pOatflona:
had hsi eairiaAas foa point of in* bayonet,
tot)■i•*ywttoFleh'F■RlpeM■v, , ' Wpiek *e
aoondrd throughout the day.
A(fl o'oldek m th* eveoug we encamp
adepdhe yaey htWai ot >tha Rusaisns—
MjnVeat Wan the very spot where that of
Prims* Msaaohik■€ ; stood lis the roosting,
and whothhetgh hrmaelf sa auieof b—ting
si (hat ha foil bieoarftage them. 1 have ta
ken possession ol it, with bis pocket book
and oarrtrspoodenae, and ahaU t*ko ad van
' tag* of lb* valoable informatico it oenlain-
Tb* Raasiaa army will pnbably Mr Phi* to
rally two leagues from this, sad I shall find
it M-mepoT 4g foo fiaHcbebet betea and
tlaiiaaknL giuli 'gjtfiarf inpy it full of
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At 1.88, our line of shirimab*fagot with
in rang* of the battel) on tha big, arid im
mediately the Russiana opened fir* at 1200
yards with cfiaot, tb* shot ploughing through
lb# open line* of the riflemen, and falling
intoth* advancing columns behind. Short
ly arc this lima, dans* volumes of amok*
rose from tba river and drifted along to the
eastward, rather interforeing with the view
of th * enemy on th* leu of oar position.—
The B useians bad a*t the village en fire. It
we* a lihir exercise of military rtlll—wa
well executed—took plane at th* right time,
and euccet.'ded in oocaeieuing a good deal of
annoyanoe. Our droops baked when they 1
naared this Village, their left extending be*
yond it by the vvrga of the stream; our right
behind the burning cottage* and within rang*
of the batteries. It. it said th* Rnaaians had
tb* rang* of all tb* pvineipal point* in their
front, and placed twig.s end nioka to mark
them. In this they were assisted by tha
post singnboards on the road. Tb* Rus
sian* opened a furious fir* on th* whole of
our line, but the French had not yet mad#
t prog rasa enough to justify as in advancing.
' Tba rouad shot whiaxad ia a very diiaeiieo,
dashing op the dirt and aand into tba faee*
of tha ataff of Lord Raglan, who were alt*
shelled severely, and attracted much of the
enemy** fire: Still Lord Raglan waited p|l
tieaily for th* davelopaieut of the frdneii
attack. At length an id-d*-eamp earfl* ti
him and reported th* French had crossed
the Ahne, bat the had not aamMithed thprn
salves auffiuicatiy te juatily u* ig an attack.
The infantry ware, therefore, ordered to Jii (
down, and the army for a short timo was 1
quite paaaiva, only that our artillery poured
forth en nneeaaiog fir* of ahaU, rockets, an d
round shot, which- plunged through the Rus
e'.aur, and caused them great lues. They Jid ,
nut waver, however, and replied to our ar
tillery maufnlly, their shot falling among our (
men a* tbay lay, and.carryuig off leg* and
arm* at every rounds
Lord Raglan at laat became weary of this 1
inactivity—h'.s spirit was op—he looked a
rour.d, and saw men on whom he knew he ,
might stake tha honor and fata #f Great Bri- |
tain by bia s : da, and anticipating a little in
a military point of view, tha triais ol aetion, .
ha gave orders for our whole lias to advance. 1
Up rose th* aerrid masses, and passing <
through a fearful shower of round, uasaahot,
and shell, they daetied into th# Alma, and <
"floundered" tbronh its waters which war*
literally torn into foam by the deadly hail.—
At the ottier side of tha river wera a num- 1
ber of vineyards, and to our surprise they
were occupied by Russian riflemen Three 1
of the ataff weft here shot down, bar, led '
by Lord Raglao in person they advanced, 1
cheering an the man. And now came the
turning point of tha battle, m which Lord
Raglan, by hit sagacity and Military skill
probably secured tha victory at a smaller
sacrifice than would have bean otherwise
the case. Ha dashed over the bridge fol
lowed over by hia staff. From tha road o
ver it, under the Russian guns, ha saw the
state of the aetion. The British line, which
ha ned ordered to advaaae, was struggling
through the rivav, and up the height* in mas
ses, firm, indeed; but mowed down by the
mhrderous fire of the batteries, and by grapa,
rpond shot, shall, eau later, case shot and
musketry, from asms of tb* guns of tit* cen
tral battery, and from an immense and com
pact ana of Russian infantry. Then com •
menced one of the moat bloody sad deter
mined struggles in the annate of wer. Tb*
2d Divieion led by Sir D. Evans, in the most
dashing manqer, crossed the stream on tha
right. The 7ih Fusiliers, led by Col. Yey,
were swept dowo be fifties. The 55th, 30th
and 95th, led by Brig. Pennyfather, wfio wss
in the Ihie hast of tba fight, cheering en hit
men, again and again were cheeked indeed,
but never drew back in their onward pro
gress, whieh was marked by a fieroe roll of
Mini* musketry, a f*i Brigadier Adams, with
the 41st, 47th, and 49tb, bravely charged
up tha hill and aided them in the battle
Sir George Brown, conspicuous on. n grsy
Horse, rode in front Of nW light division, ur
ging them with voice and gesture. Gallant
follow*l they ware worthy of soeb ea -gal
lant chief. .The 7th, diminished by oae half
foil back to reform their oolumaa test, for a
time; the 23d, with eight officers dead and
four wounded, were still rushing te the front,
aidjid by the 15th, 83d, 77 dt, and 88th.—
Down went Sit <f eorge ig a cloud of dast in
frygf of the battery. He waseoon ap, and
ahoutad "23d, I'm all right, be sure I'M re
member this day," and led then* op again,
but in tha shock produced by tb# foil of their
Chfof, the gallant regiment aufiased terribly,
while paralised for a moment.
Met otime the Guards on th* right ol the
light Divisioe, and th* Brigade of Highland
**, war* storming the heights oc the leh'
Their line waa almust as sagaUr as rttaagh
4hey wcr* fo Hysk Park. Suddenly a tern*,
do of ronod and grape rushed than ugh From
th* terrible battery, and a roar of musketry
brain behind thinned their Iteet rants by du-
Jen a. It was evident that trq warn just abfo
to against the Rusaisns. favored aa
' thay wer# by a great position. t- At this vary
liitte an immense ma* Of Russian infantry
were eeen moving down towafdatbe b'atfory.
They halted/ 'it waa the eriaia of ty day
Sharp, angular, and aolid, tbay looked a* if
' wera out out of the solid rock. It was be
yond alt doabt-that iT-Cur tnfantry harrasssd
thinned M thay- wera, get into the .bgttevy,
tba* ma*ld have to eaooquter again a forari
the aituation He a*kpd if It would be poa
rtble to gat a couple of guns 10 bear on
these fflawH. Tb* rsply *u "Yes," and
an artillery oflcar, whose nana I do not
know, brought up two guna to fir* on tba
Russian squares. Tba flrat abot missed, but
tba oast, and tba next, and tba next, cut
through tba raska aa cleanly and ao keenly,
that at clear Una oou'd be aaan lor a ' mo
ment through the square. Altar a lew
rouAde tba coluws of the square became
broken, wavered to and fro, and fled
over the brow of the bill, tearing behind
them aix or aeven dietinct linee of dead, ly
ing at dote aa poesibfo to eaoh other, mark
ing the passage of thq fatal meeeongere.— 1
Tbia act RELIEVED MM tefaairy of a deadly inou
bue, andthoy ooutiuued tboir magnificent J
and faarful program up tba hill. Tha Cuba '
encouraged bit men by voice and example,
and proved himself worthy of hie proud 1
command and of tha royal race from which 1
off comae. "Highlander*," said Sir C. 1
Campbell, •."? thay came to the charge, ''J 1
am going to aak a faror of you; U i* that 1
yon wilt cat ao aa to justify ma in asking 1
parmiaaion af tba Queen for you to wear a 1
* boauet I Don't pall a trigger till you're 1
wHhlaa yard oftbe Sutsiane." They char- 1
gad, and w*Jl ibay obeyed their cbieflaio'e 1
wtth, fitr CoHn bad hia horaa abot under 1
him, but hie men took tba battery at a bound. J
TtteSaaaUos mahadoui, and left muhitudaa
or dead behind them. Tbe Guard* bad
star mad the right of tba battery ara tba '
Highlander* got inta the left, and it ia laid j
that tha Rdbts Fusilier Guards warn tba first '
to *ntbv. The leeopd ana Light Division 1
erewned tbe beightq. The Frenoh turned 1
tba genaea the biU attaiaat lb# flying Mass
es, Which tbo cavalry in vain triad to cover.
A few faint ttruggia* from tha scattered in- 1
femry, a few round* uf cannon and musket- 1
ry, and tba enemy fled to the southeast, lea
ving 3' general*, drums, 8 guna, 700 priaon- '
ara, and 4000 wounded behind litem. Tbe
battle af Alma was won. It ia won with a 1
loaa of nearly >OOO killed and wounded on
our aide. Tba Russian*' retreat was aovai
ad by their eavailry, but if ww bed an ade
quate fierce we oouid bave captured many |
guo* and multitudes of prisoner*.
Not far from the French General Prince
Napoleon, who made a moot brilliant dtbuit
at tha battle of tha Alma; had a narrow es- |
aapa from death, or at least greviou* injury.
During tbo lima thru the sharpshooter* of hi* j
1 division war* ondeavoWg to dislodge tha
Russian sharpshooters, a ball directed gainst (
out line struck tbe groand a few hundred |
steps from the Prince, and bounding on, ]
took the direction toward* him. General
Thomas, luckily eaw thu ball, and seeing ,
the direction it was about to lako had time ,
to cry out, "Take care, sir." ; Th Prince ,
turued bis horse tapidly on one aide, and |
the ball broke the leg of Sous fat unfold Lab. ,
lane, who was standing behind. Mr. Lab
lane baa since been obliged to submit to ,
bare tba limb amy
It was a terrible and sickening sight to go
over the banls field. Jill deprived of my
horse 6y a chance shot I rode about to as
certain, aa far aa possible, tha lo>* of our
friends, and in doing sit, I wg* often brought
to a standstill by tjifftcul'y of geniug
through the piles of wounded Russians,
mingled too odea wi b our own poor sol
diers. The bill* of deenwich Park its fair
lime ara not more densely covered With hu
man being* than weed tha heights of tha
Alma with dead and dying. On these Moody
mounds fell 3194 finglbh officers and men,
and upwards of 3000 Ksssians, while their
western extremity was covered with the bo
dies of 1480 gallant frenchman, aad of
muse th<ui 3000 of ibetrfoet. Whan Lord
Raglan and tiia staff, and tha Duke of Cara
brid* rods round (ha too of. the hill, tha
troop* efceetad them with thrilling efftct—
a sbqut of'victory—whiih can never be for
gotten. The enemy, wio was* flying in
the distance, m ight almost bar* be Sid its
eohea east rolled among the biHs. Our men
bad indeed doe* their work well, for the ac
tion. which commenced si 116 on our part,
was over at about 4P. M. !u fact, tbe ac
tsal olosf eontiouaa* filing did net last
two hours.
Many of tha Rutsian* warn shot ip tbre*
or four places; few of Asm bad only oca
wound. They seemed |o have a genetal i
daa tbat they would pel murdered—possibly
they bad bean told no qksrter would be giv
ea, and several deplorable events look placa,
in consequence. As out tr.eh were passing
by, Two or lb foe of then! weft* shot or slab
beJ bv men lying on thi ground, anil the
cry WIS raised that - the wounded Russians"
wars firing on our men. Thar* is a story,
iudaad, that one officer was severely Injured
by a men te whom ha Wat In tha vary set
of administering succor, as h lag in agony
•ntlfo fMd. Be this a* It may, them was
at asm wine a near eWasce of ameaaaerer ta
king nlaee; but tha man ware soon control
led, and oonflnnd thiaseelves to the pillage
which always lakesplaoe. en a battle flatd.
One villein wi.b a r*d uoal. pa hi* beak, I
regret IA fay, 1 epw go up t a wounded
. Russian who was soiling aa the earth in the
rear, of th*27tb ragimant, and before wa.
could say a word b* dlvcharged hi* rifle
tight through the wtetebed creature'# brains,
Cal, ygg rode at lo qui btjn dpwn; but
the follow excused himself bjr declaring
tha Russian wq* going to shopt him. This,
was tha single set of luhumqxpy I saw pp.
tbd wowodad she ray had unquestionably en
-1 daugarwd their live# by atsfo of farocroo* ftf
ly. Many of tho Russians bad ttrull atoat
c* and chant* around their nooks. Several
were louud with Kerens in their knapsacks
—moat probably recruit* from the Kasan
Tartar*. Many af the officer* had portrait*
al wives and miairamas. af mothers aod
sisters, inside thai* aeatt. Tba privates wore
what little money thay pasadasad in purges,
fastanad below tbair left knees, and the man
in tbair eager search after the money, often
caused the wounded painful apprehensions
that thay war* abaul to daatoy theui. last
eight all thae* poor wratcbet lay in tbair
agony; nothing oouhfbe dona to bolp ibam.
Tba groans, the yails, tba cries of despair
and sufforing, wara.a moomful oommaatary I
on tha exultation of the victors and on tha 1
joy which reifhed along the bivouu fire* of I
our men. t
The attitudes of soma of the dead war* |
awful. One man might b* seen resting on i
on* knee, wish the arm* extended in tha
form of taking aim, lb* brow compressed,
the lips clenched—the vary expression of
firing at an enemy stamped on hi* face and
fixed there bv death, a ball had arrack thi*
man in the ttesk. Physiologists anatomists
must soul* tba real. Another wa* lying on
hi* bscx with the tame expression, and bi*
arm* raised in a similar attitude, the Mini*
musket still grasped in hie hands undischar
ged. Another lay ir. a perfect areb, hit
head rastiog On one part *f tho ground and
his fast on another, but the back raised high I
above it. Many men wi'hout log* or arras
warn trying to crawl down to tha waterside. 1
Some of the deed ley with * clalin, placed I
smile mi the faoa, a* though thay war* in I
soma delicious dream. I
Tha Russian soldiers war* mostly stout,
strong man. Several of tba regiments, 33d, i
and IMb. for example, wore a black leather t
hslnint, handsomely mounted witb|braM, <
ami having a brass enwe on tb* top, with a I
hole for the reception of tbe tuft, feadtyr or i
plume, other* wore simply whits linen i
foraging cap. They were all dressed in i
long drab coats with brass buttons, bearing |
the number of iba regiment. These coat* i
fiiued loosely, were gathered in el lb* back
by a small strap and button, descend te the i
ankles, and seamed stent comfortable gar" I
mania, though the cloib wee course in lex- i
tore; the irowsefs of onorse blee staff, ware
thrust insida a pair of Wellington hoots, o- j
pen at the ton, to admit of their being com- i
faWably leaked Js es live beets sees# Meat, i
wall mad* and eervicaabl*. Their kuap- t
tacks astonished our soldiers. On opsning l
them, each wa* found to contain tbe drese I
uniform coatee ol the man. blue or green '
with white facings, and siashee, like oar |
own, a pair of clean drawers, a clean shirt,
a pair of clean socks, a pair of atout mils, a (
ease containing a good pair of scissors mar- j
kad "Sarun," an excellent penknife with ,
one large blade, of Rnetiah manufacture, a
! ball of twin*, a roll of leather, wax, thread, .
needles and pina, a hair brueh and oomb, a
•null looking gtaass. rstor, strop and soap,
alio* brushes and blacking. Tha ganaral i
remark of our men was that ilia Russian* ,
war* very "ofoan soldiers,'' and certainly
tha men on the field had white fair akin* to
justify the expression. Eaoh man had a
loaf of dark brown bread, of a sour testa
and disagreeable odor, in his kcapeack, and
a linen roll, containing s quantity of brown
course stuff broken into lump* *ad large
grain*, which is crushed biscuit of hard
granulated bread prepared with oil. Tbis,
we were told by the prisoners, wa* the Sole
food of lbs man. They eat the bread with
onions tod oil, tbo powder it reserve ra
tion; and ii they march thay may b* for
day* without food, and remain hungry till
tbey can get fratk loaves and rtflff "bread
stuff." It is perfselly astounding to think
thay ean keep together on such diet; and
y*l tbey at* strong and moscular man •-
nongb. Tba surgeons remarked that their
tendency of lit* was very remarkable. Ma
ny of them lived with wound* oaletilatatl to
destroy tern or thro* ordinary men.
The immense tuperioety of the Minis ri
fle and bul let, not only over thai common
musket but *v*a over the common rifle was
incoi.lettibly proved at this battle. Many of
out lei low* were ahgh'.ly wounded, hut none
oi the.Russians were so. The Miufo ball
majipe no slight wound. The affect on tho
Russian*, judging from tbair dead, seamed
awful. , Whan u struck, A tare and broke all
helora.it. flouts of thair wounded told nt
that men were wounded by the Mini* bul
lata alter thpy had petard through tba bo
die* of thair eomrade- Tb* immense ma
jority of the enemy warn wounded through
the head generally struck about tha throat
or under tha chic, for tba maa fired upward*
as thay war* aaoending the hill. Tba com
mon muket bulla! at souh a range would
harp dan* no great damage, but here the
ball* had come out near tha top of tb* ekoll,
rending thu bona paid dona by a hatchet—
Tba wounds ware awful.
tb* Columbus (Ohio) Statesman in order In
avoid lb* ,: naiae and confusion," attendant
upon the results of tha lata election, paid a
visa to tha Stai* Fair whicn ha thus good
hamoredly datfiibft"We pw the the
Ayrestnr* bull, from Clinton county, that is
wall entitled to tha Latin term l>, with a
double i. Tha kink* in tha hair of his nSqk
tf that b* any., sign of good blood, where
I a* silken a* the ringlet* of a eemlnaty girl;
. pud bi* eye—welt, we left when be looked
at u*. Since the a taction wa can *f*M. *l-,
mart btM thering lit thu arkrftt| r s
noe* looked ihsecu.e, atfo wa ffiff notfllifo#
hat that ha might have unsubdued pisjudi
oas agawat Demoaratic editor*
Tie* Girl whs was a MaavKxtmnreiaesy
Adveotates aa a UeascasaM.
Tha Albany Journal contain* the particu
ara of the sir.qolal case mentioned in tb*
ledger yesterday, where a girl emplojadaa
(|om9*tio in the family in Schoharie coun
try New"York, proved to be a man;
A few month# ago, a robust looking pat
•on, dressed in the becoming garb ol a fe
male domestic made application at Butt'a
intelligencs office in this city, for a aituation
to do ordinary housework. Soon after a
lady from Schoharie county spoiled for help
bat all whom she selected Wer* unwilling
to leave lowu. Tha domsstio above tsfered
to, however, expressed a willingness to en
gage, but the ladv did not like bar appear
ance. But finally she waa reluctantly com
pelled to accent of her service*. She accord
ingly ordered her to appear with her trunk
at the Mansion House, at 8 o'clock, th# fol
lowing morning, where the _ found her in
time quarrelling with th* carman, whom
•be offered a sixpence—all the money aha
•aid aha had—for conveying her box to lb*
place ofnndaxvous. The lady settled the
difficulty, plsoed her protege in the stage,
and proceeded with ber to ber pleasant
mansion in old Soliohari*.
Nothing transpired for aevaral day* to
disturb either mistress or servant. The litt
ler took hold with most wounderful indut.
try, rising at 4 o'clock every morning, and
wotki ng to long as there was any work to
he dona. Indeed, to a*s idiom was she that
tha lady of the house leprovad ber for wor
king harder and later than was afeeawry.
Her only reply waa that sha could not fiatr
to be idle, and would rather, work than play
The first remark on eccentricities Was
made by a little g<rl, who one morning en
tered the parlor with open mouth and eye*
exclaiming "Oh! grandma, what tto you
think, that new girl cos* down the cellar
stair# at a single jump!" But this was uot
deemed sufficiently strange to exche any
oibtr remark than that she waa "a smart
girl!" New devalopamaots, however, wera
111 reserve, A few evening* after, when all
the workmen about the premise* ware at
supper— fifteen or twenty in number—the
household was startled by a boisterfius laugh
of th# men. On enquiring the cause, it ap
peared that "Elizabeth" had on t banter,
jumped spuare over th* broad table, dishes
and all, at a bound, and offered 10 wager a
ssvbouwsl thst lhe would 1 do tfiv same
thing if a chair were placed on tha top of
the table—only stipulating lot a aiiigla step
backward. No onq, however, accepted the
wager, but all concurred that "she was a lee
tie the smartest critter in the diggius,"
In the course ot tiaa* a fellow servant
girl (with whom the strings girl roomed)
informed bar mistress that the could not
rem eia any longer in the family if "Eliza
beth did not leave. She refuted te aaeign
any reason for this intimation; but "Eliza
beth r " when arraigned, said th* other ser
vant* wera angry with her became she "re
fused to contribute a dollar to the priest." As
tbia waa kuown to ba true, "Elizabeth" was
told to go to ber work, aud the other to leave
if persisted in bar demand.
"Elizabeth" continued to grow in favour
with all haqdq in spite of ber apparent stu
pidity; but she wee particular intimate with
one "Patrick" with whom abe often took e
vening rambles. Her mistress cbitied ber
for this intimacy, .warning ber against "all
gay deueivers;" but she closed all reproof
by the very nnexpected information that
"Patrick and aba were engaged to he mar
ried !"'
No one suspaoted aaything amiss in "Eliz
abeth," until one morning, on the return
of tha-gentleman of the house after several
weeks absenos. The family, coasistinf of
sons, daughters, son-in-law, grandchildren,
&c.,wete quietly seated at breakfast, with
{' Elizabeth" serving at labia. Th* geetls
man scrutinized has pretty closely, a* she
retired, breakfast olid* waa startled by
hia throwing down his-knife and fork aad
exclaiming "That girl's a tnao-wdidu'l yen
notioe her beard I" "Now don't h*. boyish
with your nonsense," f;oai trie wife, and a
heart y laugh from the whnle group, waa all
the response h* received for bia wounderful
discovery. " Elizabeth" ooutiuued to work
with greater vigor and effect than any giri"
ever did work before, and the family resu
med their usual congratulations at their good
luck in having picked up so "good a girl."
In a week,or two, th* gentlemen of th#
house faaq oration to leave home for a
time, and was a boot to gel into a carriage,
when It occurred to hint that (bar* might not
be money enough in (he safe for household
and business purposes until hi* return. He
looked through hi* account "book aud found
that :hers should be some 8375 in gold in
the safe, besides seme paper money. On
looking to see if he was right, ite found tb#
paper money but the gold nod diatppeated
liars was "a go." "Who w* the robhor ?'A
was tba next question. He decided in his
own mind that Iharo was but on* sarvavl in
tb* bouse with wit enough ia get bold of (he
key* aqd remove the money, unobserved.
And aha was the favourL# and trusted nurse
of tb* grandchildren wftsp* mistress was
then absent, it waa determined, therefor#,
'hat she should be arrested, hsr trunks sear
clred, ike. A search war rest era* according
ly obtained, with direction* to the officer to
•foftd.iif foadjn#*! • J>*n yot for.
As tf to confirm the justness of these sus
pieiorts, the girl informed the son-in-lagr,
, who#* children sb* bad omted, that she waa
going to leave, in a few day*-, although she
had previously frequently eapsaaeM a deaWe
16 always five wnh the family, who hod ni>*
fdrmJy treated her wiib kindfMCi j
' "What do yoo mean, Mar*, by.ihis auJdea
determinktion V " I
not a/ hero any longer. I shell lap** on
Monday morning." So the offfosr was te|d
fa ba on hand aarty Monday meraiog, jux
before the stage left, so aa to bar* die ab
sconding servant's trunk* seambsd. *t*Tfr
ha came, however tha girl haraalf asked bar
employer to search her trunk.. ThiTwl
1 "confirmation srrong ae he ty; writ - ' dust ah*
was the tfcief. • Why do yon want mam
march jrdbr think f" "To as* that OMW
eon lain nothing bat what belong* to t"
" Dkl yaw soppdse yen war* aoapactaXaf
theft I" ffo; bnt I supposed } might ha."
"Why ?" Because there are tbaaa a,
hyat tha house who are stealing every thine
they can lay their hand* on, and \ cannot
stay where they are." " Why did yea keep
thie information from u* 1" "Becaueo whan
1 went to t*U Mre. , aha raid sit* weald
net listen to complaints from servants a boat
aath other, and compelled me to be silent,"
"To whom do you refer ?" j 'Yo IfejiggSSfc'
who hae been etealing something every
day." She than proceeded to name articles
which she knew "Elizabeth" had ktolen,
and in j notify herself fbr tha course she bad
veaoieed upan.
This revelation changed the aspect of aft
fairs; and the fact that the same day El jag
bath trraoanoed her determination to leave
the went morning, did render them any tlm
lam internetmg, bot promised a more speed*
dmwiwamr. than"lras anticipated. It ' wait
again* her track that the search
was now directed, just aa it was ready to ha
plsaed an the Wage. -She demurred; bnt the
law, at Hfc flag* ol proceedings, knows no
darn errors, and its* trOrik Was uncovered.
And eaeb an utocoverfftg ?' Kolts of "urn
•ilk a dozen fine linen chemise, fin#
"dWtoaa, pieces of cotton cloth, shoes, drossy
lag yawns, laeei one man's linen ahtrt, hist
emnigU for "daddy Lambert"ami other ktST
dry commodities, indicating the wimiroheot
an baireea rather than that of a cook.. The
spectator* looked oh amazed, and the *jf
terywes not rendered any the less a ntfs
tery, by a -very badly written letter, to ihh
following effect'—
Dtar Xante—Hurry to ns, ae your moths?
■•dying When you aorae, f will do;a|J I
promised. I have the money fOrypu; and
if you havn't enough to get here with, if
yonr friends will fonuife U. w will rains* m.
Tbara will ba a wagon for yon at Lambert
villa. Come immedirtely.
This latter, afterwards It appeared, "aha
had induced a servant in a neighboring
family to write, saying >hat she wished to
show it as an escus* lor bar dssir* t?
leave so suddenly. "But." saye tha girl,
" this wont have a post-mark, and thay will
detect yon." "Oh ! yon leave that to me,"
was her reply; "when I hand th* letter 1
will lake it eot of the envelope." But the
tetter wee found prematurely, and, in rpitp
ol ber protestations, she was hurrtsd off to
jail—tha officer believing when she saw the
bare aha woekl relent and confess. But got
•be! On entering tne cell, the looked around
ratber complacently, and ordered up frsr
baggage. Thia was refooed her, bat tui
pre* is ted so resolutely that her request was
, complied with,on the ground that she n
only lake out What site required for bo* as*
while in prison. On doing so, • razor and
I strop fell out of a huddle, and of being told
that aha could not retain vbclea ae tisnlads
, to bar, ahe beggad piteously for them, aa
I "the only things left by hat deer' deml frg; '
or" Of course, no bumsne pffioerof the
law could disregard such a plea, and fill
| was ajlowed to retain them. -- >
As soon as tha errs si waa made pMttte,
with the news that ber trunk bad beak found '
filled with stolen goods, the aasghtoNt With
| whom sue bad associated with >
ing to the house with all pane ol arifclfe,
t which thay bad racaivsd from be? ad ptws
, ems. Many of the articles warn rating ntoj
, by the family , bet others- were not; bot
enough were identified to made* the guilt
ol the prisoner clear enough for a jury.
Her trial earn* on when her counsel advfrad
her to plead guilty . This at first she refused
i '•>> but finally consented—not,however, until
ahe bad remained o'er night ia custody df"*
. the Under Sharif at hia house. He pwretfa
ded ber to this, and took ao much interest It
her case that very unkind aes&ieiona fan-ut
, n iterance; how unjustly the sequel will show.
In congelation of f.fr pig* * gh%V .
Judge was very merciful, and sentenced her
to three month, in ibf Albany Penneottoy.
Here aha arrived a few days sce,ead"fth
worthy matron reeeivgd.her .kindly iin rode- ivi
ced her to the fejijflq depart meat
and from thence into the bath ing. room, from
whence a series of loud sort ami foe "Mr.
Pillsbury" were soon heard; and on hia opt
peering the matron hid her blushes, and, fa
quested htm to "take that rnaq AwagrVwa '
; 1 Mr. Pißdbu/y, like a gentleman a* he ieuw °
complied wMt this very reeaouabfe reqoeet,'
had the laisty rascal cicpped and attiisd lb
proper garmaots, set him to wash amorm t
those of his own set, wbeve be new la, whh
as prepek* crep ef beanies any man could
desire, and such a crop aeits couM any day
have had while f housemaid, and as he'
would have bad bat for tbw eemi>daiiy to- "
piicatigp of the cottar left him to hie "dear *
dead lathat."
The rsaoal refused to own to the
of th* Mdd, being determined, doobtfoed, (F
gel held of its* eooe aa bdis toUoimi born* " 3
,'$W-pmeW*: quarter*. This J frniildinjjp'*
ha* wonusrfolly mirmd ep the blood ofibw
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