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398, 400 and 402 Bowery,
fam'w‘jackets AND WAISTS,
Which for STYLE, ELEGANCE and FIT, cannot be sur
passed, and at Pri-S §) A Per v i. A ent. beuw
The entire stock of Ready Made Garments has been
manufactured this Spring from materials purchased tor
cash before the advance on Gold, which advantage com
bined with that of a low rent (being situated in the upper
part of the City), enables us to offer our Goods at pnecs
below the rates of all other large houses.
) No. 83 Main st., Rochester, N. Y.
BRANCH HOUSES > No. 190 Main st., Buffalo, N Y.
) and Linden Hall, Geneva, N. Y.
No?. 393, 400 and 402 Bowcry, New York City,
StTrl.B 6 o~3d
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The following interesting letter was received from the
well known and highly respectable lady and nurse of
New York city, Miss Sofhbonia Bowers, who has been
acting in that capacity fjr over thirty years. Herlong
experience should entitle her letter to consideration from
every mother as well as every female contemplating mar
riage. Miss Bowers is well-known to many of the oldest,
wealthiest and most respectable families in New York,
and evidence like the following cannot be regarded other
wise than satisfactory :
Fifth avenue Hotel, New York, /
February 22,1863. j
Dr. Drake—Dear Sir : Your truly delicious and val
uable Plantation Bitters were first brought to my notice
by an old negro woman (cook in the house where I was
nursing at the time), who had escaped from one of the
large plantations at the South during the present unhappy
war, and who, in her own peculiar way, told such won
derful stories of their strengthening powers—uow her old
•’misses” used them etc,—that I was induced to give
them a trial, and I must say, with the most gratifying re
For the last twelvemonth, I have cured no lesi than
nine Ud es through confinement (two of them having
twins). Tn every case I have used your Bitters, and they
have not failed, in a single instance, to produce tlie de
sired effect. They seem to strengthen and build up the
most delicate constitution, as if by magic, give tone to
the stomach, and create a healthy and moderate appetite,
which is so important for the early recovery of the moth
er, as well as the health and strength of the “ little stran
ger.” They stimulate not too much or too little. The
abundance of anise which seems to enter into their com
position is sure to strengthen the muscles, and to give an
early and sufficient flow of milk to the mother, which
effectually prevents ague in the breast. They are a pre
ventive of languor, dizziness and nausea of the stomach,
and in every respect are a superior tonic of real worth
and merit, and one that no lady should be without, espe
cially those about to become mothers.. T am now in at
tendance upon a lady at this hotel who has been confined
as yet but three days, still, under the soothing effects of
the Plantation Bitiers, she is fast recovering. Heretofore,
Bhe has bee a obliged to keep her bed for weeks. Herself
and husband bid me say that they shall take every possi
ble occasion to recommend your Bitters.
I hav6 often used Calisaya bark and wine witli some
•little satisfaction; but your combination of Calisaya bark,
St. Croix rum, lavender flowers, and other ingredients,
lipver fail to produce full and the most satisfactory re
In conclusion, allow me to say that I have acted in the
capacity of nurse for thirty years, and have attended
hundreds of ladies, many of them of the very first fami
lies of this ci y; but, during ail my experience, have nev
er been so favorably impressed with the really good qual
ities of any medicine as I have with your Bitters, and
without hesitation I cheerfully recommend them to all
families. You are at liberty to make such use of this let
ter as you may think fit.
Truly yours,
P. S.—Do tell me what the S. T. 1860 X. means ? Mrs. B.
wants to know as well as myself.
N. B.—l am going to Philadelphia, in a few days, to
nurse a lady. Can the Bitters be got there ?
“ Withhold not good from them to whom It is due, when
It is in the power of thing to do it.”
The complaint is often heard from mothers that her
daughter is very much out of health ; that she has no ap
petite ; that she feels languid ; that her head aches; that
She is growing thin and pale, and that she has no life or
energy left ; that she is low-spirited, and perfectly inca
pacitated to participate in any pleasure, or to perform
any mental or physical duty ; and the question is often
asked, “13 hat shall Ido for her?” “What shall I give
her?” Ac. For once, mother, give her Plantation Bitters,
and our word for it, your daughter’s appetite will return,
her languor and her headache will disappear, new life,
Strength and energy will take possession of her. The da
mask will again bloom on her cheeks, and the lustre in
her eyes will again be as bright as in her healthiest, hap
piest and most joyous days.
The reports that it relies upon mineral substances for
ite active properties, are wholly false. For the public
satisfaction, and that patients may consult their physi
cians, we append a list of its components. First of all
comes the Calsaya or Peruvian Bark :
Calisaya Bark—Celebrated for over two hundred
years in the treatment of Fever and Ague, Dyspepsia,
Weakness, Ac. It was introduced into Europe by the
Countess, wife of the Viceroy of Peru, in 1610, and after
wards sold by the Jesuits for the enormous price of its otvn
in rihvr, under the name of Jesuit's Powders and
was Anally made public by Louis XVI., King of France.
Humboldt makes especial reference to its febrifuge qual-
Ues during his South American travels.
Casoarilia Bark—For diarrhoea, colic and diseases of
stomach and bowels.
Dandelion—For inflammation of the loins and dropsical
Chamomile Flowers—For enfeebled digestion.
Lavender Flowers—Aromatic, stimulant and tonic—
highly invigorating in nervous debility.
Winthhgrken—For scrofula, rheumatism, Ac.
Anish—An aromatic carminative ; creating flesh, mus
cle and milk ; much used by mothers nursing.
Also, clove-buds, orange, carraway, coriander, snake
root, Ac.
S. T.—lß6o—X.
Another wonderful ingredient, of Spanish origin, im
parting beauty to the complexion and brilliancy to the
mind, is yet unknown to the commerce of the world, and
We withhold its name for the present
Delicate females requiring a gentle stimulant, and cler
gymen, lawyers, and students, exhausted by mental labor,
Will find the Plantation Bitters a most beneficial tonic.
Every bottle has the fac-simile of our signature on a
Steel-plate engraving, or It is not genuine.
Sold by all Druggists, Grocers, and Country Stores.
P. H. DRAKE & Co.,
No. 202 BROADWAY, N. Y.
To dress a man in fashion you must
begin by giving him a good Hat. It must be elegant in
shape, beautiful in finish, ne plus ultra in fit, and it then
becomes an ar.icle both of dress and ornament. Such a
hat can be had of Knox, No. 212 Broadway, corner of Ful
ton street, whose fame in that line is known every
where. This is one of the places “to be made a note oi ”
when found.
A Bargain at Auction. —The most de
sirable piece of REAL ESTATE in the market will be of
fered at Auction, at the MERCHANTS’ EXCHANGE.
On TUESDAY noon, by E. H LUDLOW & CO.
It consists ot the two improved lots Nos. 156 and 158 West
Fortieth street, south side,between the Seventh and Eighth
avenues, upon the rear of which are neat commodious
frame cottages, built by day's work and particularly de
signed for economical residences. As the sale will be per
emptory,a golden opportunity will be presented tor invest
ment ot small capital, as apart fr»m its bringing in a goo 1
rent, the property will double in value during a few years.
Diseases of the Nervous, Seminal,
ÜBinary and Sexual Systems.—New and reliable treat
ment—in Reports of the Howard Association—sent in
sealed letter envelopes, free of charge. Address, Dr. J.
Skillim Houghton, Howard Association, Philadelphia, Fa.
Rogers & Raymond’s
1 8 6 3.
Nos. 121,123 and 125 Fulton street,
Opposite New York Herald Office.
BROADWAY STORE, No. 214 Broadway.
ROGERS 4 RAYMOND, having se.ured their stock of
Giaterial for the present and approaching seasons, at
LAST YEAR’S PRICES, offer their superb stock of
Fashionable Dress and Business
for the Spring and Summer, at the
that have established their reputation as the
Their assortment of Business, Dress. Fancy and School
Suits for
includes a greater variety than ever, and is character
ized, as usual, by the taste and elegance of its styles, and
the superiority of its materials and workmanship.
Parents should be aware that it is to their interest, on
the score of economy, to clothe their sons at the OLD
suitable for all ranks in the service, asd finished in the
most faithful and elegant manner, are kept constantly on
hand, so that an officer of any grade can fit himself out
completely in a few minutes from the large assortment.
One price, and one only.
lodine Water.
A SOLUTION OL’-PUau- loimiis bim iui»n -vr.a.xrix*.
No remedy has ever come before the public so
and so
Its genuineness as a pure solution, and its excellence as
a medicine, are attested by the names of such distin
guished men as Prof. E. If. PARKER, Dr. JAMES R.
CHILTON, and Dr. E. WHITNEY, of New York ; Prof.
JAMES C. BOOTH, U. S. Mint, Philadelphia ; Dr. J. B. C.
SMITH, of Boston, and many other names equally well
known to science—an array of testimony so high that we
can say, without fear of contradiction, that
Where no considerable disorganization of the most im
portant organs has taken place.
We recommend IODINE WATER as almost a positive
specific for the following diseases, viz : Scrofula in all its
manifold forms, Consumption, Cancer, Ulcers, Bronchitis,
Liver, Kidney, and Heart Diseases, Bilious Fevers, Fever
and Ague, Rheumatism, Neuralgia, Nervous Affections,
Female Weaknesses, Dyspepsia, and General
Debility, Syphilis in all its various and afflicting stages,
CATION of MERCURIAL DISEASE, and, in fact, all
those distressing and afflicting diseases which arise from,
an enfeebled, vitiated state of the blood, detective nutri
tion, an impure atmosphere, 4c , which have baffled the
genius and skill of the physician, and left suffering human
ity to cry out, in helpless agony, “Is there no specific for
our diseases—no alleviation of our pain ?” Happily, we
can say, that the specific and remedy, with
may be found at
Dr. H. ANDERS 4 Co.’s,
Physicians and Chemists, No. 428 BROADWAY.
$1 per Bottle ; $5 per half dozen.
Wheeler & Wilson’s
To the Public. —The undersigned,
being well-known as a writer, would offer his services to
all requiring LI ’’ERaRY AID.
He will furnish Addresses, Orations, Essays, Presenta
tions, Speeches, Replies, and lines for Album’s, Acrostics—
Prepare Matter for the Press—Obituaries, and write
Poetry upon any subject. Address postpaid,
FINLEY JOHNSON, Baltimore, Md.
We shall commence in next week's issue an original In
dian story of the times of the Revolution, of intense
interest, entitled
from the pen of CHARLES HENRY DAY, Esq., author of
“Alice Drayton,” etc. We hazard nothing in saying that
this story will be fouhd superior to any production of the
kind which has appeared in this city for years. It ab
sorbs thfi attention of the reader at the outset, and we will
defy any one to desist from perusing it to the end. The
opening scene is one of the most graphic and vivid the
imagination can conceive of. The interest it excites is
such as will hold the reader's mind spellbound, as if in a
trance, every sensg being under the powerful influence of
the fearful tragedy being enacted before his eyes.
Tales of Indian warfare will always, to the American
mind, possess more or less interest. The traditions which
have come down to us respecting the wild character and
habits of*the Red Man, the associations which cluster
around them in connection with the early settlers of our
now great and powerful country", all combine, and will
continue so to do for centuries to come, to invest every In
dian legend with’romantic interest. The universal curi"
osity exhibited in this city only within a few days past to
see the warriors who have honored our metropolis with
their presence, proves that what we have written con
cerning the - Indian is correct The very atrocities
of which they have frequently been guilty, their
shocking inhumanity to their prisoners, the modes
of torture to which they resort to glut their ven
geance upon their enemies, all while they make us
shudder to read or hear them, serve to attract rather than
repel public attention to any well-written narrative of the
startling incidents in their history. But as there is no
cloud without a silver lining, so there is no picture, how
ever dark, that has not some bright feature. So with the
Red Men. If they never forgive an injury they never for
get a favor. If they pledge their word they,never fail to
redeem it. In our present troubles they have generally
proved loyal to the government. The rebel leaders at
first succeeded in gaining over to their side a few of the
Indian tribes, but even they have long since repented of
their folly, and so far as we know, there is not now any
considerable number of them in the confederate service.
The scenes in which “ The Black Hunter of the Fores
figures are laid In that portion of the land associated in
the memory of the student of history with “ Braddock’s
Defeat,” in which the great Washington, then acting as
aid to the General-in-chief, bore a conspicuous part, his
valor as displayed even in that early stage of his career
being conspicuous on all parts or iwe neiu.
We shall not enlighten the reader further in respect to
the various other characters who play a prominent part
in the story, save 1o say this that in the Indian maiden
“Bright Lightning” and the' famous Indian warrior Red
Fox all will find enough to Interest them from the begin
ning to the close. Captain Jack will speak for himself.
Straw Paper. —This number of the
Dispatch is printed on paper made from straw. It is the
best quality of paper that can be made from that material.
Hereafter we propose to print the Dispatch on a superior
quality of rag paper, as we find that kind of paper gives
better satisfaction to the mass of our readers. Tills lot,
however, having been manufactured for us before we
made up our minds to make the change, we have felt it
our duty to use. With this issue, therefore, the Dispatch
closes its operations in straw paper, at least till some new
process enables the manufacturers to secure for it the soft
ness and flexibility of paper made from rags. Book and
writing paper are now made from straw that seem to give
entire satisfaction. But it does not seem to work so satis
factorily in newspaper printing.
The Effect of British Neutrality.—A
steamer lately arrived from Liverpool, brought
seventeen American captains of merchantmen.
Eleven of these captains sold their ships
abroad, on account of the immense war risks,
and no demand for freights under the hazard
of shipments in American bottoms; four of
these captains had their ships captured and
burnt by the confederate steamer Alabama—
the two remaining captains lost their ships at
There is on exhibition at the Sunday
Mercury office one of the steel plates with
which Fort Sumter was said, by that journal,
to have been clad by the rebels. This curios
ity was brought to this city by the reliable per
son who furnishes the Mercury with its news
from the seat of war. Both objects are great
curiosilies, and we believe the Mercury people
have also on exhibition a credulous person who
believes all the statements printed in their
journal.— Leader.
W&ag glispatefj.
NEW YORK, APRIL 19, 1363.
V amn.
New York, April 14,1353.
To commemorate the uprising of the people at the call of
the President on the outbreak of the rebellion.
The League will celebrate the anniversary on MON
DAY, April 20, »t Madison Square, at 4 o’clock P. M.
Arrangements are in active progress to render this an
imposing ceremony for the display of the loyal feelings of
the whole country. Deputations are expected from many
citiesand States, to unite with the people of New York in
the proposed movement.
Lieut.-Gen. Winfield Scott will preside at the meeting,
and witness its proceedings from the balcony of his resi
dence, the Fifth Avenue Hotel, opposite the principal stage
to be erected as a forum for the speakers.
The Committee, with the view to enlist the active co-’
‘operation of all the counties in this State; and, in the hope
nf aHfajuJatixug other loyal States to unite in the patriotic
duty, have adopted the following preamble and resolu
tion :
Whereas, This Loyal League of Union Citizens was organ
ized on the 6th and inaugurated ou the 14th of March, to
give a popular character to the movement for uniting all
loyal citizens in & pledge, of unton litional support of the Gov
ernment, in all its constitutional efforts to suppress the rebellion,
and an uncompromising opposition to treason in whatever form it
appears, ami has exerted its influence in developing the
loyal feelings and sentiments of the people in this city aud
throughout the country ; and
Whereas, In the judgment of the Committee, it has now
become an imperative duty to cultivate and extend this
influence wherever it can strengthen the bonds of our
Union, encourage the confidence of our people, and there
by add new vigor to the councils of the Government, in
the prosecution of the contest now waged with open ene
mies at home and covert foes abroad; therefore,
: Resolved, That the Mass Asse inblagj to be held on the 20th
inst. be requested to appoint a Committee of twenty-five
members of the League, authorized to call a Mass Assem
blage of the Loyal Citizens of the State of Now York, to bo
held at Utica, in the county of Oneida, on WEDNESDAY,
the 27th day of May next, at 10 o'clock in the forenoon;
and that said Committee inrite the co operation of dele
gates from all Loyal Leagues organized in the cities and
counties of this State.
By order of the Committee of Arrangements.
I*. M. WETMORE, Secretary.
The Committee' of Arrangemements for. the LOYAL
UNION MEETING called for MONDAY NEXT have an
nounced that LIEVT.-GENr SCOTT would preside over
the meeting from the balcony of the Fifth Avenue Hotel,
opposite to the principal forum for orators.
The spirit of the old hero is shown in this assent to the
wishes of the Committee. When first applied to, he re
marked that he had thought he should not again present
himself before a popular audience, but in the present con
dition of public aftairs he would consent cheerfully to
“ help the boys take one battery more.” The spirit shown
by the General, in uttering these words, should arouse the
determination of every loyal man in the country to main
tain the national honor at this crisis in public affairs.
The announcement that Gen. Scott will preside at the
meeting is made public with his approval.
m, arrangements.
njeOffleersand Speakers for the Meeting, will receive
on MONDAY MORNING the order of arrangements, to
gether with tickets of admission to the stands.
Badges to .Members of the LOYAL UNION LEAGUE.
'Stands, MH be issued at. the office of
o’clock on Monday.
Deputations fiom other CITIES and STATES will be re
ceived by select Committees at the ASTOR HOUSE aud at
MEN, from the NAVY YARD, under command of Ca )ta'n
RICHARD W. MEADE, U. S. N.. and accompanied by
the MARINE BAND, will report to LIEUT.-GEN. SCOTT,
at the Twenty-third street front of the FIFTH AVENUE
HOTEL, at P- M.
The stand specially prepared for the reception of LA
DIES accompanied by gentlemen, will be placed north of
the main front of the HOTEL, on the ease side of FIFTH
AVENUE, opposite Twenty-fourth street, and due atten
tion will be given to their accommodation.
They will be admitted only on the presentation of
The Stand specially appropriated to GERMAN Speakers
will be in front of the WORTH MONUMENT at Twentv
flfth street.
The SOCIETIES represented at the MECHANICS’ EX
CHANGE,-under the direction of their Officers, will as
semble in front of the Stand opposite the junction of
DEPUTATIONS from other Cities or States are respect
fully Invited to report at either of the places named as
early as convenient.
By order of the
P. M. Wktmork, Secretary.
CHANICS OF NEW YORK have adopted the following
resolution, by which it appears that that large and respeet
able body of our citizens have accepted an invitation to
take part in the loyal demonstration at MADISON
SQUARE, on Monday next.
New York. April 18,1863. j
Resolved, That we aecept the iavitatieo of the LOY’AL
LEAGUE OF UNION CITIZENS to attend the Mass Meet
ing at MADISON SQUARE, on MONDAY, at 4 o’clock,
P. M.. to celebrate the Anniversary of the UPRISING of
the LOYAju NORTH in opposition to Secession.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
Nkw York, April 18,1833.
The Committee of Arrangements for the Meeting of
Monday, at MADISON SQUARE, over which LIEUT.-
GEN. SCOTT wiH preside, respectfully requests that the
NATIONAL FLAG may be displayed from public build
ings anil private residences ou an occasion of so much
public interest
It is hoped by the Committee that business generally
may be suspended at an hour sufficiently early to allow
all loyal citizens to be present at four o’clock, P. M.
By order of the Committee,
The Committee have the pleasure of informing the
members and the public that the following gentlemen
have consented to address the meeting over which Lieut-
Gen. SCOTT will preside, on MONDAY, April 20, at 4
o'clock P. M., at Madison Square:
Hon. HENRY C. DEMING, of Conn.,
Hon. B. G. NOBLE.
Hon. A. H. BAILEY,
And •thers to be hereafter announced.
By order.
Committee of Arrangements.
The Attornhy-General has decided
that the bill now before the Legislature of this
State, allowing soldiers absent in the service of
their country to vote by proxy to be constitu
tional. We therefore hope the Assembly will
put it through, notwithstanding Gov. Sey
mour’s intimation of a veto. If he desires to
assume that responsibility let him do so. The
brave men who are now in the field risking life
and health ought not to be disfranchised.
Without some law of the character of Judge
Low’s bill, they can have no voice in our elec
tions till they get home from the war.
The Court of Appeals has decided
that the Metropolitan Police Law is constitu
tional. This quashes the claim put in by the
old police for back pay.
The Loyal Union Citizens of the Empire
Ci'}, without regard to party, will assemble in
Mass Meeting to-morrow afternoon, at Mall
sou Square, to re-assure the President of their
unfaltering purpose to stand by the' Govern
ment of their fathers and push with all their
means the war.now waged against Treason.
Large delegations of Unionists from abroad,
have signified their intention to be present on
this occasion. The stores and workshops of
our city will be closed, and the public and
private buildings of the city will be decorated
with the Stars and Stripes. No friend of his
country will omit the glorious privilege of par
ticipating in this Patriotic Ovation 1
After many months of preparation, as our
readers are fully aware, the attack on the for
tifications which guard the entrance to the
harbor and city of Charleston, has proved a
failure. Our repulse may be regarded as de
cisive. Why, with the confessedly inadequate
forces, naval and military, which General Hun
ter and Admiral Dupont commanded, it was
attempted, is a mystery which no one at Wash
ington or elsewhere has thought proper to ex
It was known that the harbor had been ren
dered, by engineering skill, by numerous and
iwwerful batteries of guns, with projectiles of
the most approved make, all but impregnable ;
and that, therefore, not only heavy land
columns of artillery and infantry were neces
sary, but that every possible naval aid should
be employed.
Instead, however, of having these very neces
sary adjuncts to an enterprise which ought not
to have been attempted unless there was abun
dant promise of success, we find that the land
forces were so ridiculously weak in numbers
that nothing was expected of them, and to sil
ence several hundred guns some sixteen were
brought into play! The rebels threw upward
of thirty-live hundred shots and shells at our
craft; which, in turn, under the heaviest fire
that was ever concentrated on armored vessels
of small tonnage, could respond with but ons
hundred and sixty shots.
Happily, on our side, in this Quixotic at
tempt to reduce cne of the best defended har
bors in the world, but one life was lost and
only four men wounded.
It makes even the most enthusiastic despair
of the Republic, when such farcical attempts
are made for its preservation.
Who is to blame for this fiasco ?
It has too long been the custom to speak of
this Government as a mere Union— a congeries
< f States, bound together rather by selfish in
terests, than by ties which should be considered
immutable. The superiority of the State over
the Nation, under the convenient but mischiev
ous term of “ State sovereignty,” has too long
been accepted without dispute by the people.
It is about time that a doctrine, primarily the
cause of the rebellion, should be emphatically
and forever discarded. Americans henceforth
should be taught that allegiance is due to the
Government of the Republic, and obedience to
local authorities and municipal laws. We are
either a nation or we are not. If a Nation, we
cannot admit, for a moment, that the territory
of the Government is di visible—that insurrec
tion, revolution, or conspiracy, even when vio
lently aided and abetted by arms, can limit the
jurisdiction of the Republic. If, on the con
trary, we persist in regarding ourselves citizens
of ytates ixxxd riot of Lire uuLLOII at large
we uphold the vicious doctrine of “ States
Rights,” and concede the right of a commoi
wealth to withdraw from the Union whenever
it lists —with or without cause. Hereafter, we
should forget the use of an expression which
conveys the thought of disintegration, and ac
custom ourselves to look upon the Republic
as indivisible, a unit— a one, without parts,
save as to minor expressions, for municipal con
In the Nashville Union of the 12th inst., we
find a letter from Parson Brownlow, in which
he speaks in the following flattering terms of
the late commander of the Army of the Poto
mac :
“Gen. Burnside is a live man, a working man, and one
who has tlie cause of the Union at heart, the confidence
and esteem of his men, and tlie good will of all who make
his acquaintance. He is an agreeable gentleman, frank,
courteous and sensible, and makes a fine Impression upon
all who come in contact with him. Ho has already in
spired a degree of confidence, and of new lite into the loy
al ranks here that did not show Itself, if indeed It existed
before bls arrival. I was never more astonished than
when he told me, in answer to the question directly put.
that lie would not be thirty-nine years of age until next
We observe that arrests have already been
made under a recent order issued by General
Burnside, to the effect that anybody aiding or
abetting the rebellion, shall be tried as spies or
traitors, and, if convicted, shall suffer death.
If their offence shall simply consist in expres
sions of sympathy for the rebels, they shall be
sent into the lines of their friends. Among
the arrests under this order, recently, at Cin
cinnati, are Miss Fannie Battles, daughter of
the rebel Gen. Battles, of Tennessee, and Miss
Hattie Booker, of the same State.. The seces
sion sympathisers in Covington, Ky., (opposite
Cincinnati) already call Gen. B. “a second
The Marquis of Huntingdon, who has
just been promoted to a position of influence,
by Earl Russell, because of his impudence in
displaying a secession badge in this city, while
the guest of one of its citizens, recently made
a speech in Lancashire, in which he informed
his listeners that he found a party at the North
“ favorable to the rebels, and who co-operated
cordially with them.” Huntington’s state
ment fully bears out Lord Lyon’s remarks in
his dispatch to Russell, to the effect that the
‘ 1 Democratic chiefs' ’ were anxious for media
tion, but desired that it should be postponed
unFIl they got into power, when they would,
conciliation failing, be prepared to acknowledge
the independence of the South.
It is publicly announced that Mr.
Parton is visiting Lowell, Mass., gathering ma
terials, preparatory to “ his taking the life of
Major-General Butler.” We beg Mr. Parton
to refrain for the present from his sanguinary
project. If General Butler’s life is to be
“ taken,” let it be done by the rebels while in
the service of his country.
A Good Suggestion.—A lady sug
gests to one of our country cotemporaries that
a little flag, four by six inches, made in perfect
Imitation of our “Good old flag,” be nailed
upon the door post of every household in the
land from which has gone forth one or more Of
its members to support and keep pure the
honor of the flag.
A great many apprehend a scarcity
of ice this summer, in consequence of the mild
ness of the past winter. We see that in St.
Louis it is now bringing $lO per ton. The sup
plies out there are expected from the Upper
Oliver Charuck Isas been elected
President of the Long Island Railroad, with a
live Board of Directors. We may therefore
look for an early shaking up. of the old fogies
along its route.
One of the most perfect and ingenious speci
mens of naval architecture that we have ever
seen was exhibited at this office on Friday
last. It was a golden model of the iron-clad
frigate Roanoke. It was of the following di
mensions : Length, 18 in. ; width, 8| in. ;
depth, in. The hull, the three revolving
turrets —with their armament —boiler and
donkey-engines, smoke-stacks, pilot-houses,
steam-pipe, flag-staffs, hatchways, bitt-heads,
cable and anchor, and finally the “ ram" and
the propeller, aie all of solid gold. The
machinery is, of course, brass and steel. It is
wound up by a cable, or hawser, which comes
out of the hawse-hole, aud by an ingenious
contrivance, as soon as the machinery is set in
motion, a sweet-toned music-box commences
toplay the “Star Spangled Banner," “My
Old Kentucky Home," &c. The turrets re
volve, and the propeller is set in motion, and
its power can be so regulated that it will per
form precisely the same number of revolutions
per minute as the Roanoke. Although the
mechanism is most ingenious and the work
manship superb, yet, to the eye of the practical
sailor, it is not half so wonderful as the ge
nius displayed in forming the model, and at
the same time preserving all the lines of the
original. Nothing but the genius that in
spires the sculptor, when from the cold and
shapeless marble he chisels a form of almost
life-like beauty, could have enabled the artist
to have transferred to a sheet of gold the
lines of a ship of the dimension -of the Roan
oke, and that too on so small a scale as one
sixteenth of an inch to a foot. As a model,
all the naval officers, and all others qualified
to judge, have pronounced it faultless. Its
wetgut to about nve pounds. It was made
to order for the Novelty Works by Mr. John
D. Benton, a jeweler, of Wilmington, Dela
ware. It is valued at fifteen hundred dollars.
We understand that the Monitor builders of
New York, Philadelphia and Boston have en
gaged Mr. Benton to construct a model to be
presented to Capt. Erricson. Like the one we
have described, it will bo of solid gold, but much
larger, and to have every separate plate-bolt,
screw-head, &c., shown as they are on the
Monitor which is to be selected and from
which the model is to be made. It will be
seven inches longer than the one we have de
scribed, and its cost will be from five to ten
thousand dollars.
We notice with pain, the great de
light with which such disloyal journals as the
World, Express and Journal of Commerce re-pro
c'uce the exaggerated statements of successes
by the rebel armies that appear in the South
ern papers —particularly the Richmond journ
als. It is the policy of the newspapers in the
interest of Jeff. Davis to magnify every little
engagement into a splendid, if not a decisive
victory, and it is equally the policy of their
echoes in the Free States to re-produce these
accounts, that the loyal men of the North,
who happen to read them, may become dis
heartened with the progress of the war, and in
their despair at the apparently impossible sub
jugation of the rebels, and the re-establish
ment of the Republic, be almost ready to con
cede any terms for peace sake. Perhaps no
thing has injured the prestige of our arms so
much as the re-publication of canards, at the
No:th, about unfounded rebel victories.
Health, Strength, and a continuance
of youth, are to be obtained by the use of that
most excellent beverage, Hostetter's Bitters.
As a dietetic nothing can surpass it, and for
nursing women and young mothers it is re
commended by many physicians in preference
to malt liquors. As a prophylactic for navy
aud army use it cannot be exceeded. It re
stores the tone of the stomach, dissipates feb
rile diseases, and gives vitality and strength to
those who have been prostrated by sicknesses
contracted in marshy districts. We under
stand that it is largely used, being preferred to
quinine, along the Mississippi, Tennessee and
Cumberland rivers, by our army corps. Dys
peptics, at home, will not only find relief, but
in time be permanently cured by its use.
A Flowery Proceeding.—A letter
from near Vicksburg, dated the Bth instant,
says that a rebel officer, who lately visited the
Union headquarters under a flag of truce, to re
turn two ‘ ‘ ancient and seedy ' ’ Wisconsin
chaplains, brought with him a magnificent
bouquet from Gen. Pemberton as a present to
Gen. Sherman. It was composed of the rarest
flowers, both native and exotic, and its aroma
filled the air. It had nothing of the smell of
gunpowder about it. The officer presented the
rare and beautiful gift, and stated to the Union
General that he had no objection to his seeing
the batteries, etc., at Vicksburg, and invited
him to come down and examine them.
Brigham Young, in a recent sermon
to the Saints, at Salt Lake City, was very se
vere on the F ederal government for interfering
with their domestic relations. As for helping
the Government of the United States with men
to fight in the present battle-fields of the na
tion while there is a camp of soldiers in the
corporate limits of the city, he says he would
“see them in hell first.’’ This is just about what
might have been expected from the chief of
this beastly cabal. It is to be hoped that the
Government will have nerve enough to treat
the traitors of Utah as they 1 deserve.
Goli?.—lt was expected that*the fail
ure of the iron-clads at Charleston would send
gold up to the seventies or eighties, and the
speculators for a. rise were, consequently, de
lighted. To their astonishment, however, they
could not force it beyond two or three percent.
If the price can only be forced to three per
cent, in the presence of such a repulse, what
may we not expect in the way of decline when
Hooker, Rosecrans, and Grant get seriously at
work ?
Henry W. Phair, senior of tbe firm
of Phair & Co., Printers, whose office is in the
building which we occupy, died at his resi
dence in Brooklyn on Friday last. He had
been ill for a long time. He leaves a large
and interesting family to mourn the loss of a
kind Mr. Phair was well-respecteif
by all who knew him, as a man of the strictest
integrity and honor. His funeral takes place
A Startling Item.—One of the daily
papers says the firm of Claflin, Mellen & Co.
have lost over $50,000 by shoplifting since
tbe first of January last. If this rate of rob
bery is to be kept up for the balance of the
year, the profits of the house will hardly pay
From the fact that the troops under
General Hunter have re-occupied Coles, Sea
brooke and Kiawah islands in the vicinity of
Charleston, it is believed at Washington that
the attack on the fortifications in the h irbor
will be renewed within a few weeks.
Hugh Hastings, of the Albany Knick
erbocker, had a set-to with Assemblyman Mur
phy, of Erie county, in the cloak-room of the
Assembly, yesterday. The fracas grew out of
a charge of Hastings that corrupt appliances
had been used to put improper bills through
the House. It was a drawn battle. After
two or three rounds, th: bystanders interfered
with the sport.
We have advices from Port Royal
to the 15th instant. The U. S troops still occupied Sea
brook and Folly Islands. It was reported the Monitors
would sail for New Orleans as soon as repaired to make
an attack on Port Hudson and Vicksburg. A number of
officers belonging to the army and navy came passengers
in the steamer which arrived yesterday—among them
Captain Worden of the Montauk. General Hunter had
despatched several regiments to relieve General Foster in
North Carolina.
A dispatch from Washington says:
Rumors have been circulating here during the last
twenty four hours, that our forces have driven the ene
my from and occupied Gordonsville. But, it is ascert lin
ed, after inquiry in the proper quarters, that there is no
thing authentic to sustain such reports. All is quiet in
front. Moseley's rebel forces were in the neighborhood
of Drainsville yesterday.”
Nothing later is reported, up to the
hour of going to press, respecting the situation of aft lira
at Suffolk, Va., which point the enemy have been men
acing ths past week. The fight which took place between
the gunbeats and the rebels resulted disastrously to tno
latter. At last accounts it was believed they were re
From Vicksburg we have nothing
of special Interest. We are not officially advised of any
forward movement cn the Rappahannock.
General Granger's official report of
his recent fight with Van Dorn, at Franklin, Tennessee, a
brief announcement of which was published last week,
has been received. Van Dorn, with a force estimated at
15,L00, made the attack at 1 o’clock on Friday, and the
fight lasted all the afternoon. Owing to a dense smoke
and heavy atm< sphere, the enemy approached quite close
to our lines before tfiey could be discovered, but our ar
tillery then mowed them down by scores. A diversion at
the same time was made by the cavalry under General
Stanley, who succeeded in capturing six pieces of artil
lery from the enemy, and in taking some two hundred
prisoners, but owing to the nature of the country, and the
superior numbers of the enemy, he was forced to relin
quish a great part of the latter The rebels were repulsed
on all sides, n ith a loss of about three hundred khm
wounded, and were pursued until dark. Ou-- loss m
killed, wounded and prisoners, was less than one hun
Col. John D. Rust, of the Bth Regi
ment Maine Volunteers, has made his official report to
Gen. Hunter of the operations at Jacksonville. He says
tliat the town and the troops in the town were shellc.4 by
the rebels on repeated occasions by day and night. On
the 31st of March he evacuated Jacksonville under orders
from Gen. Hunter. In regard to the fire Col. Rust says :
‘‘While the evacuation was taking place several fires
were set, a portion of them undoubtedly by secessionists.
The fires were not confined to the lines of "any regiment.
Perhaps twenty-five buildings were destroyed. Prior to
my arrival many buildings had been burned—some by se
cessionists, others by Union forces from military neces
A clerk in the ordnance department
of the Army of the Cumberland, named John Trainer,
has been arrested for treason, in smuggling within the re
bel lines drugs, medicines and other articles of necessary
use to the rebels. He is also shown to have placed trains
in position so that they might be captured by the rebels.
His operations extend over two years, and parties in Lou
isville, New Albany, Cincinnati, Cincinnati anti Indianap
olis, are implicated in furnishing him the goods and arti
cles so smuggled. A vast amount of property will be con
fiscated thereby.
The United States gunboat George
Washington, which had been doing picket duty at Scull
creek and Pinckney Island, S. C., went up Broad river on
a reconnoissauf e recently, and when within one mile of
Port Royal Ferry ran aground. The E. R. Hale went to
her assistance, but the rebels brought a light battery down
to the shore and commenced firing, to which the Wash
ington replied ; a chance shot struck her in tlie magazine,
causing the destruction of the boat. Two men were killed,
two mortally wounded, and eight slightly, all of the 'third
Rhode Island artillery.
Another very active blockade runn-r
has come to grief. A dispatch from Charleston, dated the
12th, states that on the previous night the steamer Stone
wall Jackson, formerly the Leopard, attempted to run in
to the harbor, but being hotly chased, and receiving seve
ral shots through her hull, she was run on the beach and
burned—her crew and passengers escaping in boats. Her
cargo consisted of several pieces of field artillery, 20J bar
rels of saltpetre, 40,000 army shoes, and a large assortment
of merchandise, all of which was destroyed. She was, of
course, from Nassau, N. P.
Gen. Foster, shut up in Little Wash
ington, N. C., by the rebels, lias been relieved. A river
steamer, loaded with troops ahd supplies of provisions and
ammunition, succeeded in running past the rebel batteries
on the Tar river on the 14th, and reached the wharf at
Washington in safety. All fears that Gen. Foster will
be obliged to surrender himself and command may now
probably be dismissed.
Some days ago, a mutiny broke out
on board one of Gen. Ellet’s ram fleet—a portion of the
cavalry objecting to their food, which is said to be superior
to army rations. The mutineers threatened violence to
their officers, and were rushing to the boWs of the boat for
that purpose, when they met Gen. Ellet with a file of in
fantry with loaded muskets and fixed bayonets, which ar
rested the w hole party, and put them in irons.
The government is making prepara
lions for a draft to fill up the old regiments, which have
been depleted by the casualties of the service. The State
of New York will be among the first called upon for fresh
Col. Charles L. K; Sumwait of the
128th Pennsylvania Volunteers, has been dismissed the
service by a court-martial sitting in Baltimore, op a charge
cf drunkenness and conduct unbecoming an officer and a
Gen. Seymour, Chief of Gen. Hun
tor’s staff, has resigned.' Lieut.-Col. Halpine, Gen. Hun
ter's Assistant Aujurant-oeuerai, an ame, loyui, awl popu
lar officer, will probably succeed to the position.
The U. S. gunboat Miami went ashore
on Hatteras Swash, bound to Washington, N. C.' She was
a double ender side-wheel gunboat, and assisted in the cap
ture of New' Orleans. She w ill probably prove a total loss.
The Louisville Democrat says that
Gen. Rosecrans is placing the whole Cumberland in a
strong state of defence.
A new military prison has been built
at St. Louis, large enough to contain fifteen hundred pris
The Richmond Whig gives the par
ficulars of the execution of Capt. G. A. Webster, of the
Union army, who it is alleged violated his parole not to
serve against the confederate states. It says : “The pris
oner was dressed in the uniform of a Federal officer. He
was extremely weak from an injury received when he at
tempted to make his escape on a recent occasion, but oth
erwise seemed to maintain considerable fortitude. On ar
riving at the ground a half hour was devoted to religious
exercise in the carriage, and the prisoner asked the officer
in command to extend his time until three o’clock, the
latest moment allowed by the terms of his sentence ; but
it was not deemed expedient to grant the request. He was
assisted up the steps of the gallows and seated over the
trap, and being asked if he had anything to say, declined
to make any remarks. He gave the signal himself, by
dropping a hat from his hand, and at twenty-three min
utes before one o’clock w'as launched into eternity. His
death was almost instantaneous It Is about a year since
a Yankee spy of the same name was executed by hanging
on the same spot.”
The Richmond Dispatch of the Bth
Inst., says : “We have published the gist of the correspon
dence between Mr. Mason and Lord Russell on the qustion
of the legality of the blockade of our ports by the Yankee
government, and the recognition of the confederacy. No
fccuthern man can read it without feelings of indignation
and contempt—indignation for the cold and stony haugh
tiness, not to say rudeness, of manntr of the British Minis
ter towards Mr. Mason, afterwards only partially atoned
by a disavowal of any personal disrespect, and contempt
for the subterfuges resorted to to cover a selfish policy."
The Bit-patch adds: “We must not forget, whatever the
ministry may do or propose, that our country has received
the most valuable assistance f rom the people of England, and at
thiatime there are schemes on foot there of great importance to us."
The editor of the Knoxville Register
in an editorial correspondence of his trip from Kaoxville
to Marietta.says : “Nothing worthy of note greeted our
eyes until we reached Lenoir's. There we found a bevy
of females, young and old, awaiting the arrival of the
train, each with a bunch of cotton yarn in her arms. The
Lenoirs are w’cll known throughout East Tennessee lor
their enterprise, their ardent Southern feelings, and their
patriotism. They are selling cotton yarn to the members
of soldiers’ families at $1 per pound, while speculators arc
selling it at $2 ; and so great is the rush from all parts of
lower East Tennessee to their factory, that they are
obliged to limit each comer to one bunch, weighing five
Gov. Lubbock, of Texas, in his annual
address, states that Texas has contributed 62,000 men to
the rebel service, besides 6,500 acting as home guards. He
favors a law for the seizure of provisions, when these are
held at exhorbitant prices. The Governor opposes any
reconstruction of the old Union. The safety, ho says, of
the State and the institution of slavery depend upon the rigid
exclusion of all Yankees and abolitionists, and he ear
nestly opposes the admission of any State into the Confed
eracy whose laws do not recognize and protect negro
Prices in the Richmond market on
the 6th inst., were as follows : Apples, SSO per barrel; but
ter in demand at $3; bacon, round, sl4o ; hams, $145;
brandy, $22 a $24 per gallon ; corn scarce at $7 51 per
VUSIICI . lUtai—Ulaiaot LaallCl , tali'
dies, $2 50 as 3 per pound ; coffee, as 4 50 per pound ;
flour, s3l a 36, according to grade ; sole leather, $3 50 a $3
75 per pound ; upper leather, $5 asss •; sugar, $1 20 asl
30 ; whisky, $22 a s3o per gallon. Gold and sterling 350
a 400 per cent premium, but little doing.
The Petersburg Express says : “ The
big gun of the steamer Richmond, on the James river, has
been tried with ample success. A target plated with
eight inches of iron was penetrated by the powerful pro
jectile fired from the gun at a distance of 800 yards, it
was first charged -with fifteen pounds of powder, and then
with twenty, and finally with twenty-five, but the twenty
pound charge was found to be the most effective.”
A recent investigation by the “ Com
mittee of Safety” in Mobile has revealed the fact that
there are m that city, held for sale, exclusive of “army
stores,” 4,291 barrels and 1,924 sacks of Hour, and 2,812
tierces of rice. The present stock of the latter exceed t lie
entire receipts of nearly seven months of 1852. Fortlie
six years previous to the war to 1861 inclusive, the aver
age receipts tor twelve months only reached 2,833 Bierces.
The Petersburg, Va., shot tower
has proved a decided success, For weeks past 1 shot of the
most beautiful character have been dropped, and the
proprietors have now on hand and for sale a quantity suf
ficient to supply all demands, from No. 2 upwards. In
form and finish these shot approach the perfection of the
celebrated Baltimore shot.
John Minor Botts, of Virginia, so
ong incaicerated in the Libbey Prbon, and in Salis
bury, N. C., has been released through the interposition
of a friend, an extensive purchaser of tobacco, and lias
permission to remain on his estate, near Gordonsville,
under tbe pledge of not aiding or abetting tlie Union
A dispatch fiom Mobile, dated the
10th, states that a National force, mostly “ contraband”
troops, landed at Pascagoula, Miss , from Ship Island, on
the day previous, but were driven off again by rebel cav
alry, with a loss of fifteen killed It was expected tnat
another landing would be made.
The Mayor of Mobile has given no
tice that gambling must be stopped in that city, and has
instructed each aud every one o. his officers to arrest any
person caught keeping a gambling saloon, and every indi
vidual caught gambling in the city limits, and to bring
them beiore him.
A Charleston correspondent says
that money is tighter there than at any time since the war
began, and that the withdrawal of so very large an
amount of bills fundable in the eight per ceat bonds has
reduced the circulation aud caused a contraction in baux
Capt. Arthur Sinclair, C. S. N., has
been assigned to the command ot the powerful iron clad
steam ram Atlanta, at Savannah. Capt. Sinclair suc
ceeds the late Capt. Wm. Me Blair.
No election is to be held for Govern
or iu Tennessee this year, iu consequence of the occupa-
«° K n of 2® reat Portion of the State by the Federal army
to i erfonnVh 8 ’ t J 1 l epresent rebel Governor, will continue
be etecteS d VI Umt uatU successor can
Some one advertises in the Richmond
( or a stol( ‘ n overcoat, which, he s»va. is onl T t«1-
tied by him on account or Its haring been wira rtufing .
&“™J e <L a,tackof sm »" POX, from which h" has
The rebel papers say that the Gov
' eminent powder w'orks at Augusta, Georgia, when com
pleted, will be the largest in the world. They are supe
rior to any known, and the powder is fully equal to the
, best Yankee or E aropean standard.
A Charleston correspondent of the
I Mobile Advertiser mentions a report that Mr, Wagner, of
the house of John Frazer & Co., gave Mr. Petigru, a few
days before the death of the latter, a check for $20,00) as
a testimonial of esteem.
Hon. Wm. P. Giles, son of Judge
Giles, of Maryland, late Consul General of Switzerland,
VL.i Ir- late California, a brother of Gen. D. 11.
Hill, have arrived in Richmond.
The ladies of Carrollton, Ala., at a
recent prayer meeting, resolved to set a part a half hour of
the first Monday in each month for special prayer for
Forty cents was recently refused
for cotton in Columbus, Ga. A few bales ’were so'.d for
for forty-two cents. The staple has gone up twenty cents
a pound—sloo a bale—in the last three week.
At a large meeting of the citizens
of Albermarle county, Va. held at Charlottesville, ou
Monday, 6th, the Hon. W. C. Rives, was unanimously
nominated for the Rebel Congress.
Mr. N. L. Brooks, of Lowndes
county, Ala., has donated six hundred bushels of corn
and five hundred pounds of bacon to needy families of
soldiers in that county.
Well may the rebels cry, “ Our suf
feringis intolerab’e.” At Frankliu, La., whisky is fifty
cents a drink, and a poker deck ot very common playing
cards brings SB.
The Richmond Examiner, as if hint-
Ing at the bombardmentofmorthern cities, says New York
will soon have something more important than false news
and brokerage gambling to talk about.
The announcement of Gen. Hardee’s
marriage was premature. He is still an “ old batclv,” and
likely to remain such.
A Court of Inquiry in the case of
Major Gen. Lovell meets soon at Jackson, Miss. Gens.
Hindman, Gardner and Drayton compose the court.
A -occaxxd- g-miiboat was rccontly
launched at Selma, Ala , without accident, and proceeded
on to Mobile.
The Bath paper mills, near Augusta,
burned on the 2.1 inst.
The rebel Congress at Richmond has
agreed to adjourn on the 20th inst.
(’)ddjs and (MS.
A company in an Ohio regiment, in
tending to present their. Captain with a sword, eash, &c..
he made a speech to them, declining the intended gift, for
two reasons : First, it might come to disgrace in his hands,
and then the donors might regret the gift; secondly, he
might have occasion some day to kick one of the donors
out of the company, and it would be unpleasant to
think that he was under obligations to su< h persons as
contributors to the elegant sword fund. He, therefore,
advised them to wa't until the war was over, when, if
they both mutually proved themselves worthy to give
and receive, he would not object to some testimonial of their
esteem. That fellow wftl do. He ought to be a Major-
A noteworthy incident is floating
■ through our exchanges to this effect: A gentleman from
Marblehead, Mass., a member of one of the juries now in
attendance at the court in session at Salem, appeared one
morning with two pairs of very small children’s shoes,
which he sa’d he intended to dispose of by presenting one
pair to the oldest person on the jury, and the other to the
member who ha It he youngest child. He then canvassed
the-jury, and to his sut prise, as well as the amusement of
all, found that one of .the members from Gloucester was
entitled to both pairs of shoes! They were accordingly
passed over to him,' and his child now rejoices in the good
luck which betel him through his worthy parent. A
similar case would very rarely oecur in any b"d, of men
A curious as well as sad accident
occurred lately at Peoria. A Mr. Bunn, v. ho had ;>t:r
chased one of the U. S. barracks vacated jit ;h ic ala •**
mounted to the roof with a crowbar in his lu< d From
this elevation he accidentally fell to the ground,and
striking upon the point of the bar, the iron entered his
right side at about the lower ribs, and pa« ng upward,
emerged at a placg some four inches above tn -p.» •'of
entrance. The force of the blow drew the clothing into
tlie wound, and only with the exercise of a lonsilerable
degree of force the iron was extracted. Siroige to'
say, Mr. Bunn was not killed, and it is hoped may recover.
A soldier’s letter from Key West,
describes it as one of the. most enchanting places in the
world. The town is embowered in groves of towering
palm and cocoanut. The long, drooping, fair like leaves
of tbe lattergive the streets a foreign.and original aspect-
Ffuits and flower j abound everywhere. Lemons were
in market of greater size than the oranges at New Or
leans, and the door-yard of every pleasant homestead
was crowded with flowering shrubs and plants, among
wixioH th© Oioandor, that here attains the dignity of a
tree, was most conspicuous with its richly rose-tiuted
The school committee of Brocket,
Massachusetts, in their annual report, tell the following
sad story of a pedagogue :—“Had ie been older and more
experienced, he would probably have been more pArticu
lar in regard to tbe character of his amusements, and
also in the choice of his most intimate associates, aud
would also have learned that kissing his young lady pu
pilsin open school, is an exercise not recognized by our
common school regulations, and one not likely to be ap
preciated by the peo. le of the district.”
An important event is foreshadowed
in thiswise : There is an ancient prediction, repeated by
Nostradamus in his “ Centuries,” which says that when
SC, George shall crucify the Lord, when St. Mark shall
raise Him, and St. John shall assist at His ascension, the
end of the world shall come. In the year 1886 it will hap
pen that Good Friday falls on St. George's day, Easter
Sunday on St. Mark’s day, and Holy Thursday, or Ascen
sion day, will be also the feast of St. John the Baptist.
Let everybody prepare for 1886!
The Boston Herald, speaking- of the
late defalcation and flight of a Mr. Sned, a Sunday School
teacher, church nwmber, common councilman and poli
tician of Roxbury, says “It is another instructive lesson
to people not to trust to appearances. It is a fact, for
this longitude at least, that the man who puts on sancti
monious airs Is a suspicious character, dispute it who can.
For our part, we turn with relief to good, hearty sinners
who make no pretensions.”
There are people who think civiliza
tlon has advanced too far and fast in abolishing the whip
ping post, and wish to i estore it for the punishment of
certain offences. They have adopted a mode in Washing
ton lor punishing rogues that we think might prove effi
cacious. Six were taken the other day, handcuffed to
gether, labelled “ Thief and Pickpocket” on their hats and
backs, and drummed out of town to the tune of tlie
Rogues’ March, with an escort of guards on either side.
“ What’s in a Name ?’ —Judge Lump
kin, of the Supreme Court of Georgia, in a recent decis
ion in a divorce case in that court says “ Without in
tending to reflect upon the wfife in this case—for I take it
for granted the libellant is to blame—still 1 warn all plain
men against marrying women by the euphonious names
of Dulcine, Fclixina, &c. These melting, mellifluent name <
will do for novels, but not for every day life.*
There is a very healthy town in
New Hampshire named Hanover. With a population of
over 1,000, there has been but one death of a citizen, old or
young, for over a year, and that one—Mr. Markham, for
merly and for many years known as the proprietor of the
Dartmouth Hotel—was nearly ninety years of age. Two
other persons have died within the limits of the village,
but they were non-residents, and had only been there a
few weeks for medical assistance.
Hair dressing by machinery is among
the inventions put down to the credit of London! We
« jUettiro roprosontinc a steam shaving.machine,
exhibited in the shop windows some years ago. We be
lieve that invention was never practically tested in any of
our barber shops, and w r e think the demand for this Eng
lish machine for dressing the hair, will not be very exten
sive on this side of the Atlantic.
In a town in the northern part of
: Vermont, not long since, a iyoung man enlisted for the
; war, and was reported killed iu battle. His remains were
sent for and brought home for burial. The funeral was
I held and gravestones were placed at his grave. But to
the great joy of the parents, in due time their lamented
! son made his appearance stout and well, and looking any
i thing but like being buried. Such is the romance of war.
Judge Woodward, of Philadelphia,
* hasdecided that shoddy is susceptible of duty, if it isn't of
j sen ice. Exemption was claimed fqr it on the ground
I that duty had been paid for it pre piously in the cloth from
which it was made and in the fabric into which it enters,
but his honor very positively pronounced- upon this, and
shoddy must come down with the three per cent, ad valo
It is said that the head gunner on
the Alabama is one of the most accomplished artillerists
that was ever in the BriJsh navy. He was paid off and
got his discharge a few Weeks before the Alabama sail id,
and instead of enlisting in Her Majesty’s navy, took a com
mission on the pirate at the very round sum of two hun
dred pounds sterling a month, in gold.
Guiccloli (Byrons old flame) it is
said, is writing the poet's lite. It will be curious to see
that chequered career from such a stand-point of view.
A cotemporary says of GuicciOli: “ She is sixty years old,
wears a flaxen wig, false teeth and rouge, is a married
woman, and is vain enough to believe she is still hand*
There is a spring at Fredericksburg,
Virginia, which has made a habit of breaking out, ever
since the Revolution, three months before the commence
ment of any national hostilities, and closing three months
before peace. As this spring, which has been in full play
since January. 1861, suddenly ceased running in March,
peace is of course to be expected in Jw 3.
At the New York trade sales, lately,
the Claremont (N. H.) Manufacturing Company exhibited
a good-looking book, which was made from rags pur
chased ol a pedlar on the morning of the day on waicli

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