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The New York Dispatch,
Mtr A SECOND EDITION, containing the latest news
jojn all quarters, published on Sunday morning.
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Chambersburg Occupied by
Rebel Cavalry in Force.
Harrisburg in Arms.
Harrisburg, Pa., July 30.
A large force of rebel cavalry entered Chambersburg at
t’elock this morning.
General Couch is at Carlisle,
Governor Curtin has arrived.
The citizens here are arming, and every effort will be
»fcde to repel the invaders.
Philadelphia, July 30,1864.
Tie .Bulletin has the following special dispatch :
“ Harrisburg, July 30,1864.
"ffhe rebels continue their advance into the State.
“’They are marching in three columns/one of which
halted at St. Thomas, a point some miles distant from
*Since 3 o'clock this morning no telegraphic dispatches
lave been received from Chambersburg over the Ameri
can line. The inference is that the operator there has
led or been captured. A tew minutes previous to that
hour he notified the Harrisburg and Pittsburgh offices
iiai tire advanced guard of the rebels had entered the
The suppositions of yesterday have been confirmed, and
it is believed In official circles here that it is the intention
4rf the rebels to make Bedford county and the mountains
adjacent a sort of general rendezvous.
•’Hen. Thomas A. Scott proceeded to Bedford in a spa"
aial train yesterday, to confer with the Governor.
•The Governor returned with him to Harrisburg, to
"Nothing has been heard, nor can it be definitely ascer
tained, whether the rebels are destroying property orpil
jtaaing the country in their advance.
v "There is none of that alarm shewn that was so pain,
tally manilested during former rebel incursions.”
Harrisburg, July 30.
The Patriot and Union says:
"The telegraph wires are all down between Cham
b rsbnrg and fHarper’s Ferry, and between the former
Tlace and Cvmbeiladd.
"A dispatch camo by the way of Frederick to this ti
- jfeet this morning :
'• The agent of Adams’ Express yesxerday refused to re
ceive freight for beyond Chambersburg, and to that point
♦cly fttiho risk of shippers.
"Trains cn the Northern Central Road are still running
ae usual
. "The Cumberland Valley Road will run their trains
♦nly to Carlisle.”
Harxisbukc., Pa., July 30.
meet experienced mon at this post are now con-
Vitted that the invasion of the State Is by a large force,
rem posed of seme of the best troops of General Let’s
!■ my.
It is also believed that the Invasion is of a character too
to be regarded any longer as a mere raid.
The telegraph operator at Shippensburg has left, and
* She presumption is that the rebels have thrown out strong
advance parties in that direction.
Since three o’clock this morning we have had no com
munication with Chambersburg.
At that hour the rebels entered the.place and now
Molds possession of it.
Major-General Couch is at Carlisle, directing the neces
sary means of defence, the details of which cannot of
eourse be alluded to.
The presumption is, however, that General Couch wil
be able to ©fieri stern resistance to any advance that
may be made by the rebels in this direction.
Harrisburg, Pa., July 3q.
Governor Curtin has just issued tlie following procla
mattan :
•‘ Executive Chamber, )
„ Harrisburg, Pa., July 30. 5
To tAc Fwpw oj Harrisburg :
" The enemy have once more invaded Pennsylvania.
" They occupied Chambersburg at three o’clock this
laornißg with cavalry and artillery.
u “ A few hours will develop their force and intentions.
" It is possible their movements may be directed against
this city.
' Iu vi , ew such a contingency, I therefore call upon
p £?Fl e *2 f ? , ?s risbnr S And vicinity to organize at once
X> defend their homes.
"Aims and ammunition will be delivered to each
organized company upon application to the Adjutant-
J "No muster into the service either'ef the State or of
lhe United States will be required. 0 c
• “ A. G. Curtin.”
Harrisburg. Pa.. July 3J—half pastil o’clock.
AH immense town meeting is now being held Ln the
court house, and the people are enrolling themselves for
lhe defence of the city.
Adjutant General Russell has just issued an order, which
Aieosted on the newspaper bulletin boards, to the effect
itat anxe will be issued to all trustworthy citizens.
A Baltimorb, J uly 30.
The telegraph lines West are not working beyond Fred
BF The rebels, under Moseby, are supposed to have cut the
Wires between Monccacy and Point or Rocks.
There is little doubt that this raiding force are now op
l •lating cp the Baltimore and Ohia.railroad, near Point of
Washington, J uly 30,
Intelligence has just been received here, direct .from
Frederick, that a bodv of rebel cavalry crossed into Ma
ryland last night at the mouth of the Monocacy river.
During the night part of McCausland’s rebel cavalry
also crossed the river and entered Pennsylvania.
It was supposed in Frederick that the rebels were on
their way to Chambersburg. This supposition is corii
firmed by the news to-day.
The Invasion a Fabrication.
Washington, July 30,1864.
The Star of this evening has the following : The public
accustomed to startli ng panic dispatches, will, of course,
receive those we publish to day with due allowance for
the singular, wonder mongering gullibility the telegraph
ic writers in that quarter, have manifested whenever a
visit from the rebels in arms is apprehended there.ZWc do
not believe that any considerable body of rebel cavalry
•ver have entered Pennsylvania, nor do we apprehend
that any considerable rebel force can do so and return
south of the .Potomac except as exchanged prisoners.
Last night a dispatch reached Baltimore, positively as*
eerting the appearance ’of a large rebel force between
Boonsboro and Hagerstown. This forenoon it turns out
that the force in question was a body of our own troops
on the march in that vicinity. We mention this fact as an
illustration in point. A messenger who arrived here yes
terday afternoon, from Muddy Branch, which place he
left yesterday, now reports that some ot the enemy
cressed the Potomac yesterday morning at White’s Ferry,
which is a few miles below Monocacy, but in what num
bers was not known. It was believed that it was nothing
moze than a brief chicxen stealing expedition by mounted
guerrillas. ,
The following was received since the above was writ
ten, refers apparently to the same rebel demonstration.
Yesterday morning about 11 o’clock a small detachment
of rebel cavalry, numbering, perhaps, fifty or seventy
five men, crossed the Potomac into Maryland, at White’s
Ford, a short distance above Edward’s Ferry. Their in
tention was doubtless to intercept one of our wagon trains
but after inquiring of the farmers if there were any
eral troops in the vicinity, they returned to the Virginia
side of the river without doing any harm, further than
gobbling up a few horses belonging to private individuals,
Fortress Monroe, July 29.
Four hundred prisoners, captured by the Second Corp?,
opposite City Point, on the James River, on Wednesday,
have arrived here.
It is reported that our forces are advancing and have
eaptured three rebel brigades, with their arms and equip
ments, and that we also captured several guns.
The Eighteenth Army Corps and Sheridan’s cavalry are
co opt rating.
The Eccmy’s Artillery Sileneed.
[Special dispatch to the Evening Post.]
Washington, July 30.
The boat from James River brings news that Peters
burg has again been shelled by Grant’s batteries.
In the fight on Wednesday General Hancock took one
hundred rebel prisoners and six guns.
Passengers by the mail boat report that on Thursday
afternoon the rebels in front of Petersburg opened a fire
upon our forces from their batteries.
The batteries on our side replied, and soon silen-ced
those of the rebels.
Our mortars also opened fire upon the city, and con
tinued to throw shells into it until a late hour in the
Several houses were set on fire, which must have
caused no little consternation in Petersburg, as the alarm
bells could be heard ringing in an animated style for a
•rtnsiderable time.
Philadelphia, July 30.
A despatch from Harper’s Ferry to the Htfetin, dated
last night, save:
‘•lt has been ascertained that Colonel Mulligan is not
dead, but badly wounded, and still in the hands offthe
"Pretty well authenticated information received here
to-night is to the effect that the rebel Moseby, with five
hundred cavalry, has crossed the Potomai into Maryland,
at Edward’s Ferry, and is endeavoring to intercept our
wagon train; but I learn that It is out of his reach, beside
which, it is strongly guarded.
"Good authorities think the report very doubtful that
there aie no armed rebels yet in Maryland.
"Trains still arrive regularly from Sandy Hook and
The telegraphic report that a rebel ram has sunk one of
our gunboats in James River is probably a mistake. It is
knovn that the obstructions placed in the James by our
forces arc of such a character that none of the rebel ves
sels can come down to make any attack.
The following prayer for prisoners
of war has been set forth for use in the D:oce?e of New
Jer?ey by Right Bev Bishop Odenheim°r : " o. Holy Fa
ther, who has taught us, in the blessed. Word, that where
the spirit of the Lord is. there is liberty ; have pity and
compassion, we humbly beseech Thee, for Jesus’ sake,
upon all prisoners of war. Remember them in mercy,
endue their souls with patience under their afflictions,
and cheer them and their family with a good hope or
speedy deliverance from all their trials. Give them the
abundance of Thy grace, that being delivered from the
bondage of sin into the glorious liberty of the chikren of
they may become rartakers of the promises of Thy
• Son » whose service is perfect freedom, and whom
with Thee and the Holy Ghost together, we worship and
glorify as one God, world without end. Amen.”
A very excited state of feeling 1 has
“ mon ß the . Home traitors in Coles County,
Sr ,h O J >'s 1 Ule r d S. co y. erym . the "’'’O' l ' oeor Charleston
of Uie bodies of the Copperhead Sheriff John O’Hair and
another member ct the family who were leaders in the
insurrection in that region some time since. O’Hair dis
appeared at that time, having eluded the vigilance of rhe
amhorittes and nothing wasSieard of them until thl d* .
a fe Y- days sln ce perforated by
bnltets. The O’Bair sympathizers state that thev were
murdered by the Union soldiers, and indulge in violent
threats, a small cannon belonging to the citizens of
M attoon has been stolen as is supposed by the agents of
the "mighty host,” as the secret organization in that
juftte in termed.
A man isfnow on trial before the
Miltary Commission at Washington, charged with con
tracting to furnish the rete’ Government with forty mil
lions of dollars worth of goods, the contracts for which,
signed by the rebel authorities, were found upon his per
son. It appears from the terms ot the contract that the .
goods were to be purchased in the North, shipped to Nas
sau or Havana, whence they were to be transhipped to
rebel ports by blockade runners, and the payment there
for to he returned in cotton by the same channel. The
defend ant pleads it is understood, that he executed the
contract for the purpose ot obtaining a safeguard out of
Dixie. He was arrested in Washington,
A private letter received last week,
from a lady residing in Macon, Georgia, sneaks of an aw
ful gloom pervading the entire people. Every available
man and boy has been gathered into the State forces now
present with the regular forces about Atlanta. Food of
the plainest description can still be procured by the citi
zens. bm■great suft'ering exists among the thousands who
lett their homes on the approach of the Union army.
Thousands of women and children are crowded into tem
porary shelters erected on the various plantations and fed
by the donations of more fortunate citizens.
The military authorities, says the
Louisville Journo?, 28th, were engaged in pressing horses
to rr ount the 26th Kentucky regiment. Guards were na
troling every street, and the city was thoroughly picketed.
Hor.-es were taken from stables, from carriages, and from
parties found riding or driving them on the streets No
discrimination was made in regard to the quality or blood
of the animal. The cause for the impressment seemed to
be urgent, and the authorities did not pause to inquire in
regard to the pedigree or ownership.
The rebel General Dick Taylor, in a
congratulatory order to the soldiers of West Louisiana,
recounting the of General Banks, makes use of the
following elegant and chivalrous words : ‘Long will the
aecuised Tankee race remember the great river of Texas,
and the changed hue of its turbid waters darkened with
a liberal admixture of Yankee blood. The cold-blooded
alligator and ravenous crowfish wax fat on the rich food,
and our native vulture hold high revelry over many a
festering corpse.”
General McPherson, who was killed
near Atlanta, was engaged to be married to a beautiful
and accomplished young lady of Baltimore. The dis
patch announcing his deathjby accident fell into her|hands
on its an ival. It was addressed to her mother, who, not
being able to see well without her glasses, passed it to the
daughter engaged to the deceased to read Seeing it re
corded bis death, she instantly fainted. The scene was
peculiarly distressing.
Captain Winslow reports the death
of William Goin, one of the wounded of the late action
between the Kearsarge and Alabama, and pays him the
following compliment: "He was a brave and gallant
sailor. When suffering under a most excruciating wound
he afforded a most encouraging example. When the
cheer was heard on the surrender of the Alabama, he
insisted that the doctor should go up and join the officers
on deck, and said he would be willing to bear a dozen
such wounds to her that cheer.”
A boaid of naval officers, to whom
the subject was referred by the Navy Department, have
reported, that according to all precedents, Capt. Seinmes
is a legitimate prisoner of war to the Government, tnere
beir g no precedent in our naval history or that of foreign
governments that would cover the peculiar circumstances
which surround the case. There is little or no doubt that
the surrendering of Renames as a prisoner of war will be
demanded by this Government
The Newport (R. I.) News com
plains of the secession sentiment at that place. On the
‘•fashionable drives the rebel cockade Is prominently
displayed every day by women who are loud-mouthed
in their denunciations of the Northern people and the
Unicn army. In the parlors, these degraded females
give expression to sentiments that no respectable woman
will entertain, while the secession brawlers keep gentle
men away from the clubs.”
A military commission, sitting in
Washington, recently tried and sentenced to be shot two
citizens of Virginia, for carrying on a guerrilla warfare.
One of them had also broken his oath of allegiance and
violated his parole. The sentences of both have been
commuted to imprisonment in the Albany Penitentiary
for ten years. A citizen of Maryland has been sent to the
same place for one year and fined $250 for aiding soldiers
to desert.
A military court at Washington hav
ing sentenced Miss Mary E. Sawyer, of Baltimore, to im
prisonment during the war and labor during that period
for the benefit of Union soldiers, for having aided the
rebels by contraband letters and otherwise, Secretary
Stanton has assigned her to a Massachusetts female prison
in Worcester county.
A Richmond paper states that Gen.
Hood, who has been appointed to command the rebel
army at Atlanta, is a Kentuckian by birth, and graduated
from the Military Academy in 1852. He lost a leg at Get
tysburg. The going westward of Gen. Bragg, who now
holds the position of Chief-of Staff to Jeff Davis, has doubt
less had relation to this change of commander.
The tine cause of the removal of
Gen. Baldy Smith from the command of the Eighteenth
Army Corps is said to be in consequence of intrigues
against Gen. Butler. He and Gen. Gilmore attempted to
procure the removal of Gen. Butler, who cannot be in
lured with impunity, and the result is that they are now
both among the "outs,” while Butler is "in,” and likely
to remain so.
The efforts for the renewal of an ex
change of prisoners has not thus far been successful, and
there is no immediate prospect of a general exchange,
the rebels not being disposed to accede to any equitable
arrangement. It ishoped that Gen. Sherman will be able
to recapture the prisoners who have been concentrated
at Americus, Georgia, to the number, as reported, of
27, OCU.
As a number of statements have re
cently been made in reference to the number of rebel
pris< ners now in ccstody, the folk wing collected account
ot them has been obtained : Officers, tour thousand; en
listed men, fifty thousand, in round numbers. This does
not Include those captured in recent operationsand not
yet reported to the Commissary General.
As an indication of the effects of
Grant’s shelling upon the business interests of Petersburg,
the last number of the Petersburg Register has but one ad
vertisement, and that is or a merchant who wishes to sell
out. The recent rains and cool weather had a very good
effect upon the health of the troops.
A Cincinnati paper of Thursday
last, says: "Authority was receiv d to day by telegrauh
from the Secretary of War, to raise in Ohio twenty new
regiments of infantry, for two and three years, under the
last call lor 500,060 men, to be ci edited to the quota of the
State. Similar authority will probably be given to other
Stales, and will greatly help recruiting.
On the 15th, a detachment of the
Tenth Illinois Volunteers. 250 strong encamped near Za
racy, Ark , were and attackec by Sn ilby’s com
mand, numbering 1 oUo men. A potion of the Federal
troops after a desperate fight, succeeded in cutting their
way out; but about 120 remained, who were either killed
or wounded.
Patties of rebel cavalry are crossing
the Cumberland and making the.r way into Kentucky.
On Wed doe d&v a par tv of 125 crossed a tew mi-es above
Clari sville ,Tenn„ under Col. Joi nson Another smaller
party crossed below Clarksville. They are all armed and
mounted, and had regular officers.
The Philadelphia Fire Zouaves, who
went to the war fifteen hundred strong, and received
from time to time a thousand recruits, arrived in Wash
ington on Saturday from the Army of the Potomac, their
time having expired, with only one hundred and fifty
seven men able to maren.
Various agents from the North are
operating at Washington for recruits. Gen. Siough. Mili
tary Governor of Alexandria, Va., has notified all persons
tngaged in recruiting there, mat unless they are legally
anta orized to Co so, they will bi arrested and punished.
Authority has been granted to the
State authorities of Pennsylvania by the Secretary ef War
to organize rew regiments of Volunteers lor one year
under the last call. Full companies of volunteers for one
year will be at once received.
The agents of the Christian Com
mission in California are meeting with great success. The
Pacific Christian Commission has sent $21,951, their sec
ond remittance, to the Christian Commission at Ph'ladel
A brother of General Grant, who re
cently visited the General at his headquarters, asked him,
"Ulysses, how many men have you?” "I have a good
many 1” replied the wise Gener 1.
The contrabands and refugees in
the city of St. Louis, Mo., now aumber 10.000. The Chief
Quartermaster is having an immense wooden barracks
put up for their accommodation.
One of John Mitchell’s sons (the sec
ond) was killed one day last week while on the parapet of
Fort Sumter, whicn he was assisting in defending. He
was a captain in the Confederate army.
The rebel General Richardson has
given notice that all persons conscripted in West Louisi
ana not reporting within ten days, would ae considered
jay hawkers, and shot down without mercy.
The Richmond papers sum up the
results of the late rebel raid at five thousand horses and
twenty-fiye hundred beeves. Not a paying expedition,
Before the Alabama went into ac
tion, Semmes made a li.tlc speech to his men, perorating
with the words, "England expects every man to do his
A gentleman has just arrived in
Memphis from Texas, who states thsCt there were 4,000
Federal prisoners at Tyler, who were well treated.
General Payne has already confis
cated to the me of the Government, fifteen stores of dis
loyal parties in Paducah, Ky.
Fourteen out of seventeen rebel de
serters, who arrived at Washington the other dav, have
taken the oath of allegiance.
Miss Belle Boyd, the celebrated con
federate spy, has arrived in England, and Is making a sen
The quota of Pennsylvania, under
the call of the President for five hundred thousand ad
ditional men, is 61,700.
The exact quota of Ohio under the
new call is 50,792. Tn at of Connecticut is 10.121
General Baldy Smith has been ten
dered a command in the West
Missouri’s quota under the last call
18 26,478
©to ami
A late Tovßisr in Germany describes
ihe economy practised bj'the peasants as follows : " Each
German has his house, his orchard, his roadside trees sc
laden with fruit, that did he not carefully prop them up,
tie them together, and in many places hold the boughs to
gether by wooden damps, they would be torn asunder by
their own weight He has his own corn plot, his plot for
mangel-wurtzel, tor hay, for potatoes, for hemp, Ac. He
is his own master, and therefore he and his family lave
the strongest motive for exertion.- In Germany, nothing
is lost. The produce of the trees and the cows is carrk<
to market. Much fruit is dried for winter use. You. see
wooden trays of plums, cherries'and sliced apples lying
in the sun to dry. You see strings of them hanging from
the windows in the sun. The ctfwi are kept up the greater
part of the year, and every green thing is collected for
them. Every little nook where the grass grows by'the
roadside, river and brook, is carefully cut by the sickle,
aad carried home on tn« heads of the women and chil
dren, in baskets or tied in large cloths. Nothing of the
kind is lost that can possibly be made of any use. Weeds,
nettler, nay, the very goose-grass which covers the waste
places, are cut up and taken for the cows. You see little
children standing in the streets of the villages, and in the
streams which generally run down them, washing these
weeds before they are given to the cattle. They carefully
collect the leaves of the marsh-grass, carefully cut their
potato tope for them, ana even, if other things fail, gather
green leaves from the woodlands.
The colored population of Baltimore
have procured the most beautitul Bible ever manufac
tured in this country, io be presented t© the President of
the United States. The cover bears a largo piece ef gold,
representing a slave with his shackles falling from him
in a cotton field, stretching ou‘. his hand? in gratitude to
President Lincoln for the freedom of the slave. At the
feet of the freedman there is a scroll, bearing upon ite
face the word " Emancipation,” in large letters. On the
reverse cover is another gold plate, containing the follow
ing inscription : "To Abraham Lincoln, President of the
United States, the friend of universal freedom, by the
loyal colored people of Baltimore, as a token of respect
and gratitude. Baltimore, July 4th, 1864.” The book is
enclosed in a walnut silver-mounted box. The entire
affair cost $5,800.
Ax elderly gentleman, a widower,
recently died in the neighborhood of Vienna, who had
the singular practice of never wearing a pair of stockings
the second time, but of every day putting on a new pair,
which had been knitted for him by some old woman
whom he knew, and whom he paid liberally. At liis
death, he left 2,438 pairs of woolen or cotton stockings
and 2,002 pairs of thread, all carefully put away. This
originality is said to have arisen from a sort of pious re
membrance of his wife, who had been only a poor knft
ting-girl before her marriage.
A bear was trapped on the Green
Mountains, VL, last week, which weighed about two hun
dred pounds. Bruin made vigorous attempts to escape,
dragging the trap and a clog attached to it, which weighed
forty pounds, to a tree ab?ut twenty rods from the place
where he was caught, and climbing it io the hight of thir
ty feet Here the trap and its fixtures became entangled
in the limbs, and he was found, and shot”
A curious archselogical discovery
has just been made at Ghent. A dock being emptied for
alterations, the bed was found to partly consist of ancient
tombstones in an excellent state of preservation. Seven
teen have already been recovered, and others remain.
They appear to have been obtained from the Church of
St. Tharaide, which was pulled, down in the sixteenth
century. The earliest date yet deciphered is said to be
Mlle. Lucca, prima donna, has left
London, giving as her reasons that she had to be encored
too often, and that her patriotism was shocked by the
way the Erglish ridicule the Germans and Austrians. She
added: " I shall ruin my voice in your fog and coal-dost
where you get a black nose from every flower you smell
and am I to stop and listen to your shouts, and submit to
«U this?”
In Woodbury, N. J., exists a re
markable relic of antiquity—an earthen pipkin bearing
the date ol its make deeply And distinctly marked before
it was put into the kiln—the year 1352, five hundred and
twelve years ago—one hundred and forty years before the
discovery of the American continent by Columbus. It is
in excellent preservation, and was sent as & curiosity to
the PhEadelphia Sanitary Fair.
The people of the town of Catawissa,
Penn., devised an ingenious plan for raising money for
the Sanitary Commission The. male citizens agreed to
decide by vote, who was the prettiest girl in the town,
each vetetobe accompanied by the sam of twenty-five
cents. The favorite fair on© received a majority < r 280
The sacred relies deposited in the
cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris, during late religious
ceremonials, were, first, tw’o bite of wood of the True
Cross, in the shape of a crucifix ; second, ihe Crown ©f
Thorns (considered be the identical one placed on the
head of Jesus Christ); and, third, a piece of sponge and
lance, and two nails of the Crucifixion.
The latest novelty in London and
Paris is the Photograph Letter signature- Note and letter
sheets are new gotten up with miniature oval pheto
graphs of the person using them affixed to the right hand
lower corner of the last page, after the words, " Very
truly yours,” which are printed in the usual place. They
are getting to be quite as fashionable as the cartes de oitrite.
In France and Italy thousands of
acres are planted with flowers to supply perfume manu
facturers alone. In southern France, a single grower sells
annually 60,1C0 pounds rose flowers; 30.000 each of j&sa
mine and tuberose ; 40,000 of violets, besides thousands of
mint, thyme, rosemary, Ac. Hundreds of others are en
gaged in this charming horticulture.
A great conflagration has been
raging in the lumber country in the northern part of Wis
con rin, involving a loss of $150,000. In some instances
whole Tillages were destroyed, the inhabitants feeing com
pelled to flee for shelter under the bluffs of the lake. A
great number of horses and cattle were destroyed by the
The house in which William Penn
and his family resided while they lived in Philadelphia,
was recently purchased by a citizen of that place, and
will soon be demolished. The house was occupied by Penn
in 17C0, and in this house his son. John Penn was born. It
is now about 175 years old, and is the last relic ©f the Penn
The Arizona Miner states that the
place selected by Gov. Goodwin for the capital of Arizo
na, on Granite Creek, is to be called Prescott, in honor of
the historian. The Governor appointed the 18th of July
the day for holding an election for & delegate to Congress,
and for electing a member of the Legislative Assembly
for that territory.
“ The Slang Dictionary” is the new
est thing in the book line promised in London. It is to
contain all the * vulgar words, street phrases,” and "fast”
expressions of high and low society. It will add, it is
said, eeveral thcutand words and phrases which are no:—
and ought not to be—contained in English dictionaries.
At Comrie, Scotland, there has re
cently been felt two shocks of an earthquake. The vibra
tion of the earth was slight, accompanied by sounds like
distant thunder. The day was cold and stormy, but at
the time of the earthquake it suddenly grow calm and
The Commissioners of Lunacy in
England and Wales report that insanity is largely increas
ing of late years. There are at present 44 695 lunatics re
corded under care ih public and private institutions.
Pelissibf., Duke of Malakoff, has left
to this world for publication a manuscript of memoirs en
titled " Notes and Souvenirs of a Marshal of France.”
It is rumored that all newspapers
issued in Havana, except those advocating slave traffic,
are about to be suppressed by official authority.
Astronomers predict that in Novem
ber of this year a meteoric display of falling stars, simi
lar to thfct of November, 1863, will take place.
The motto of the Alabama was
“ Aide toiet Dieu t' awte/a,”—Help yourself and God will
help you.
A destructive insect called the
Midge,” is making sad havoc with the Canadian crops.
(Written for the New Ycrk Dispatch.]
By J. Henry Hayward-
I never more can love thee now,
Tho’ Beauty’s queen, with all ner art,
Arrayed thee with the fairest charms
That ever won a faithful heart;
For thou nast now deceived me ensc
once bade my joyous life despair;
I never more could love thee now,
Wert thou more than surpassing fair.
Thy budding Ep may tremble with
The blissful love tnou hast to give,
Yet it but lures thv victim on,
In painful doubt, awhile to live.
On such thy beaut’ous eyes any beam
The deep emotions of thy soul,
And thus from them low homage win,
But 1 defy their proud contx oi 1
Thy flashing eyes, thy cold, fair cheek,
so beautified by Nature’s bloom,
May ravish yet admiring throngs,
And with vain hopes their hearts consume.
Thy charms have ceased—forever ceaseu—
O’er me their vain, delusive might,
Which bowed my soul in abject awe
Befoie the shrine of love’s delight.
I prize no more thy winning smile,
Nor dwell enraptur’d on each tone
That once held thrall’d my dreaming heart,
And tottered reason on its throne.
J wonder now what luted me on,
A willing slave beneath thy power.
When round thy mockery all its might,
And my vain love its darkeet hcur.
HALL,” &c., Ac.
Mr. Knify Jinks, a prisoner in the strong
room of a country mansion, expecting to be
charged with an act of poaching, supplemented
by an accusation of highway robbery, which in
those days involved the gallows, was a very
different person from Mr. Knify Jinks upon
his native heather, free and untrammeled by
immediate fetters and the dread of worse. No
sooner was he on the outside of Toileshunt,
and beneath the shady oaks which reached to
the very lawn, than a shrill whistle brought to
his side three of his old associates, who has
tened to hand him —one a gun, one a knife,
another such refreshments as he might be sup
posed to need/ . .
“Thanks, boys,’’ he said, in a tone of com
mand, which he well knew how to assume,
and without a trace of the cockiieyism that sat
so uneasily upon him, but which seemed the
vulgar purpose of disguise. “Now disperse.
There will be hue-and-cry enough to morrow.
I shall be close for a few days, and yet—will
you be heard of at Solomon Eagle’s?”
“Yes, captain !’’ replied all at once.
“’Tis well —I may want you to-morrow.
Good night.”
And with a wave of the hand this man, who
was even less known to his low-class associates
than to any others, took his way through the
darkest portion of the park, which crossing in
safety, he began to thread a perfect maze of
paths, that crossed heaths, commons, and at
last brought him to the edge of a naked ex
panse of territory, which, standing as he did
upon a sandy cliff, he was able to survey with
perfect ease.
The better to glance over the landscape be
neath him, he seated himself on a stone, with
the gun between his .knees.
The moon had not yet risen, while clouds
concealed the myriad stare above, so that noth
ing but a dim outline of the scene could fee
distinguished. It was a wild space, over
grown with gorse, and dotted 'ey pools and
winding ditches, filled from the drainage of
the land above, and skirted in the opposite di
rection by the rich plantations of Carewdon
But had the full Waze ofa noontide sun have
poured its heat and light upon that plain, it
could not have been more distinct to "the eye
than it now was to that man, who surveyed it
for the second time for twenty years.
There was a grim smile upon his face, which,
however, was pale and quivarlng with emo
tion, as he glanced around at the stage on
which he had played his boyhood’s comedy
of life—a life misspent, abased, desecrated.
There were few habitations visible, but three
lights shone conspicuously on the plain—one
from the loftiest tower of Carewdon Castle, a
nondescript building of no particular style of
architecture; the second from a small farm
house to the left, near the quarry on the verge
of the Toileshunt and Carewdon estates ; the
third down in some disused sand-pits. This
last proceeded from a bright and glowing fire,
and revealed to the gazer’s view the dim out
line of some tents, that he well knew be
longed to a tribe of gipsies with which he was
well acquainted.
“ The watcher ever watcheth,” he said,
aloud, a practice which he had learned from
being so much Slone. “ Fool 1 rich, powerful,
with the finest estate round about, with horses,
and hounds, and carriages, and servants, he
leads the life of a recluse. Why ? Because
there is a dark shadow on his name—ha ! ha !
ha ! Is his gold red because it was dipped in
blood ?—'tis yellow still; yellow, the color
that men love. That puts me in mind—l
have to earn his hundred guineas, and the
man laughed hideously; •• but it must be
done. She spoke of papers—papers—yes.
That will make me do the work. I love pa
pers—there is a mystic value in them—and
doubtless, if this generous lady pays two hun
dred for them, they are worth some thousands.
We shall see, we shall see !”
And shouldering his gun, he took his way
with a light and easy step across the waste,
avoiding, however, any paths which might
bring him within reach of such sharp ears as
those of the Zingara race, who,no matter under
what appellations, bring to bear against socie
ty, in every land, the weapons of cunning,
union, and fidelity to their own tribe.
Knify Jinks was shy just now of being known
to his old associates, from whom new pursuits
and new friends had separated him, though
now and then he would return and avail him
self of their peculiar talents.
The poaching expedition was merely a sub
terfuge to hide other plans which he scarcely
revealed unto himself; but his capture disar
ranged all, as, did Lord Charles appear against
him, he stood a very good chance of being tried
for a much more serious offence, and one
which, he knew, if fully proved against him,
would entail capital punishment. And yet
this crime with which he might be charged,
was connected with one of the few good acts of
his life.
It did not take the man more than a quarter
of an hour to reach the quarry, near which the
farm-house was situated ; but instead of gain
ing the homestead, he crossed an orchard,
which grew where once had been huge blocks
of stone, and disappeared under the shadow of
an overhanging rock. In another moment he
was striking a light, and in a few minutes had
a lamp burning, which revealed the character
of the place.
The farmer had made use of a part of the
old excavation for tool houses and store-rooms.
I "while the remains of fire marks, both on the
roof and flooring, indicated that vagrants occa
' sionally tamed the shelter into use.
Knify Jinks, however, never wasted time on
matters which regarded not his interests. The
lantern once ready for use, he took up a short
ladder and went deeper into the excavation,
until he reached what appeared to.be a hole,
from which stone had been taken, six or seven
feet from the ground.
To this he ascended by means of the ladder,
and remained twenty minutes ere he reap
But was it truly the same person—who,
with a wavy head of black hair, glossy whis
kers, handsome tight-fitting frock, a genteel
walking costume, in fact —that, gloved, and
stepping out with a dapper air, struck his
shining boots with a dandy cane, while his un
employed hand swung an eye-glass to and fro 1
However this might be, he took his way
once more acioss the orchard, up a rude flight
of steps, until he reached the back door of the
farm building.
A light was burning in the kitchen, so that
when he knocked he was by no means sur
prised to obtain an immediate answer.
“Who knocks?’’ asked a deep, earnest
“ Knify.’’
The door was opened without another word,
and a man in years, tall and erect, stood in the
He was a stout and powerfully-built person
age, in the garb of a sporting farmer—shoot
ing-jacket, deep waistcoat, breeches, gaiters,
and heavy boots. His countenance was marked
and expressive, though thin, and almost ca
daverous, while his hair, eyebrows,* and whis
kers, were pure white. There was a settled
frown upon his face, the result of deep and
ever-recurring thought—thought so intense and
moving as permanently to deprive the old man
of really refreshing slumber.
With everything that, to ordinary minds,
could give happiness—a moderate farm, rent
free for life ; money in the Funds, saved from
his yearly profits ; a charming daughter, who
seemed to devote herself assiduously to his
oomforts—there appeared a dreary weight on
the mind of Simon Jinks, which, though it did
not make him morose and disagreeable in com
pany, pressed upon him like a nightmare
dream when alone, and made him shun his
bed, as much as other men of hardy frames
and active pursuits court theirs at the proper
“ Come in,” said the farmer, in a low,
hushed, sad voice; “ I had heard bad news of
‘ I N ever say die, old man. I had put on the
old togs for a spree, and fell into a trap, with
more hares and rabbits on me than was wise
or prudent. But here lam as right as the
mail, so, as it is the last night but one, proba
bly, I shall honor you with my company, what
say you to a bowl of punch and a pipe ?”
“Sorry am I to say, John,” replied his
father, in the same low, impassive way, ‘ 1 that
it pleases me to hear of your departure. You
can do no good here, where you're known,
while, in your distant career, I hope and trust
you will do no further disgrace to our name.”
’ ‘ Most decidedly not; on the contrary, sir,
credit, great credit. Well, I shan’t trouble
you and Sue long—by the way, has Sue seen
any more of that jemmy jessamy young lord ?”
“ He has not annoyed her since.”
And Simon hesitated, looked up, with a
sharp glance, at his son, and sighed.
“Father,” said Knify Jinks, who was very
touchy upon small matters, “I have said to
you once, and I say to you again, I simply
chanced to come upon this fine young spark
trying to force a kiss from Sue, and, while she
ran away, gave him such a taste of my oaken
cudgel as sufficed him for once. After he left,
I found the purse he was offering my sister,
and his watch, on the ground. I picked them
up, intending to return them through you,
but before I could do so, heard of the hue and.
cry charging me with highway robbery, and
so retreated.”
“ Ran away, forgetting to return the watch
and purse!”
“ That was an omission, certainly,” grinned
Knify ; “ but as the accusation was made, and
I was compelled to fly, I thought they would,
pay expenses. He could spare them.”
“Aye, and much more,” said Simon, mood
ily ; " but no more of this. lam an old man,
you are my only son, and yet I say, before
Heaven, I never hope to see you again, unless
you come with penitence and regret for the
past. Let not what may be our last meeting
be embittered by such discussions. You prop
erly chastised an insolent puppy who would
have insulted your sister, and what followed,
I care not to think of. How did you escape ?”
“ That’s tellings, father,” replied Knify, fill
ing a bumper ; “do not seek to know anything
of my private affaire, and you need give no ex
planations when asked questions.”
•'As you will,” said Simon, who filled his
bumper, and drank it to drown thought, though
with many an excuse to do so, he never in
dulged over much.
“ How is he ?” pointing in the direction of
Carewdon Castle.
“Dark and gloomy—all day within his fa
vorite tower, with no companions save his
books ; never venturing opt but at night, and
then only in the dark alley of the firs, where,
with hands behind his back, and hat over his
brows, and clenched teeth, he paces, like some
uneasy spirit, awaiting with an earnestness sel
dom seen in man, the summons to go.”
“ More fool he ! Here’s a fellow rolling in
money, whose savings every year would be a
little fortune, with more land than he knows
of himself, I am told, mooning like some old
hermit. Why ?”
“ Such conduct appears to indicate a mind
ill at ease,” said Simon, looking Knify full in
the face, that worthy being busily engaged in
choosing a cigar from a showy case.
“Does it?—of course it does. But why not
shy melancholy to the winds, and enjoy his
“ Perhaps, if he really were guilty, he
“Not guilty ?”
“As Heaven is my judge, such is my be
“Then you are a very confiding old party,”
said the dutiful son. “ For my part, I think
his conduct that of one who, having gained by
a bad deed, is so tormented by conscience, as
not to be able to enjoy that he so earnestly de
“No;it is not always so. The Earl of
Fellwater is a man of highly sensitive and refin
ed nature, having fixed upon him a suspicion he
cannot unsubstantiate, he gloats upon it, and
rather than be pointed at by the vulgar crowd
as one who gained his inheritance by crime, he
shuts out the world, and in his solitary cham
ber allows the canker-worm of care to whiten
his hair, to dim.his eyes, to shrivel his flesh,
and bow his stature, while somewhere in the
world the incarnate fiend who did the deed,
perhaps, lives merrily, and laughs at the poor
sufferer he has brought to premature aud
blighted old age.”
“You should be an Old Bailey barrister,”
said the son, with a sneer. “ I suppose, now,
vou would like to grab this imaginary crimi.
“ I live but in that one hope,” gasped Si
mon, his lips quivering, his eyes glaring, and
a white froth, the almost sure premonitory
sign of a fit, appearing round the corners of
his mouth ; “ to clutch him by the throat, to
have him, on his bended knees, confess the
crime; to drag him to jail, to hear him fyund
guilty, to see him come forth upon the scaf
fold, and there to die, is all I ask.”
And trembling as with the palsy, Simon
looked vacantly at Knify Jinks for a few min
utes, unconscious of outward impressions.
“ What a fearful old crocodile,” muttered!
Knify, wiping the cold perspiration from his
face. “He’d do it, too. Precious good care
do I take, ancient alligator, not to get myself
in your clutches.”
And with these filial and endearing epithets,’
Knify Jinks loosened his father’s neckcloth,
shook him, stuck him upright in his seat, ami
when he came to, spoke entirely of something
else, never recurring to the unfortunate ear!
during the whole hour which preceded his go
ing to bed.
As, however, we have no private reasons for
avoiding the subject, this is the place to tell
the early story of the gloomy earl’s life, and
to explain why he passed the best years of his
existence like an anchorite, upon whom soma
vow of old had fallen, especially as his for
tunes are so intimately connected with cur nar
Henry, sexenth Earl of Fellwater, was
twice married.
By his first wife, who died giving birth ta
his heir, he had issue Arthur Viscount Carew
don ; by his second wife he had Lord James
There were but nineteen months between
the brothers, who, though divided on the mo
ther’s side, grew up in sincere friendship and
amity. Indeed, their attachment was so great,
that all through the county it was remarked
that, had they been twins, their unity could
not have been greater. They liked the sama
spopts, hunted together, fished together, rode
together, and occupied the old castle like joint
owners, all the more that when they were mere
lads their father died.
Arthur, as heir to the title and estates, wag
naturally made most of by the domestics ; but
the guardians and the tutor were both careful
in no way to encourage this discrepancy. The
guardians were two; one an elderly relative
abiding in Scotland, who now and then came
to Englapd to sign a document or two, while
the other, and active one, was Squire Moly
neux, who, though twenty years their senior,
was so genial in his tastes and habits, so pas
sionately fond of field sports, as to be rather a
companion than anything else. The tutor was
a clergyman, selected by Molyneux, a man of
mild appearance and manners, much learning
and acumen.
High spirited youths, addicted to the plea
sures aud pastimes of their age and class, both
Arthur and James had a vein of intellectuali
ty in their composition which made them love
books, and cheerfully devote certain hours of
the day to study. This gave them a highly
polished style of thought and action, which
soon distinguished them in a marked manner
from the mere fox-hunting country gentlemen
around them.
But while’Arthur was led gradually to stu
dious habits, with James they became par
and parcel of his being ; and ere he was one
and twenty he began to long for the hour when,
master of himself and his property, he might
devote himself chiefly to scientific and literary
pursuits. As heir to his mother, James had
an estate, from which he derived his title, di
vided from the park and broad acres of Carew
don by a dashing stream, which, after placidly
flowing through many miles of level ground!,
in one place plunged a dozen feet over some
rocks, and fell, boiling and seehting, into what
was called Toileshunt Black Mere.
It was only a pool ; bub country folk are
fond of high-sounding and picturesque names.
In most of the youthful expeditions of Ar
thur and James, as the young lads were called
during their minority, they were guided in
their manly exercises by Simon Jinks, the
squire’s head huntsman, a man of most ster
ling honesty and truth, a jovial companion,'
and one who, having been the playfellow of
Squire Molyneux’s youth, was admitted to his
familiarity and councils in his manhood. He
combined with his onerous duties a great love
of mother earth, which made the squire hand
him over a choice little farm, that, at his
death, he engaged to leave by will to his fa
The sum total of the rabbit shooting, otter
hunting, fly fishing party would not be com
plete without our mentioning master John
Jinks, a lad five or six years younger than
Lord James, who, from a youtnfiil quarrel, in
which he severely wounded his antagonist, ob
tained the nickname of Knify, which ever
after stuck to him through good and evil re
port. The boy was sullen,'impudent, full cf
malice and trickery ; but he was Simon’s son,
and, with mistaken lenity, his faults were con
cealed from his father.
Daring to the last degree,’ possessed of a
knowledge of woodcraft and the habits of ani
mals a trapper or a Red Indian might have
envied, he was too useful to be utterly rejected.
The young noblemen, however, treated him
with a distance and severity at times, which,
though it did not daunt him, kept down big
more evil propensities, and made him out
wardly respectful and decent.
Some stories, not much to his credit, which
had reached their ears were the main cause of
this coolness, of which Squire Molyneux and
Simon Jinks remained in happy ignorance.
It may readily be supposed that well born,
high in rank, wealthy in one case, and in the
other highly and powerfully connected, the
viscount and his half-brother, Lord James, re
ceived every encouragement in society. Thia
was a matter of course, and equally a matter
of course was it that wherever they went they
roused the latent susceptibilities of many a
damsel of high and low degree, too; though
for a time they remained wholly unscathed
and free from the trammels of the master pas
sion, which once, at all events, in a life reigna
a tyrant and a conqueror over the bosom of
even the coldest, the craftiest, or the most
avaricious of either sex.
There is a secret chord in every man’s heart
—aye, and woman’s, too—ready attuned to
passion, which has but to be touched by the
right hand to give forth the rich, melodious
note of love.
As the birds burst forth in song when the
hour of the affections has struck, so, when the
moment has arrived, does the human face di
vine become radiant at the proper moment,
which, however long deferred, comes at last.
There was a race ball in the county, to
which, of course, the viscount and Lord Jamea
were invited. At first they hesitated about
going—the former because it interfered with a.
projected yachting trip on the following day,
the other frankly because he would have pre
ferred being at home poring over some old!
book of forgotten lore. Squire Molyneux and!
his wife, however, insisted on their accompa
nying them, and the young men, with a very
good grace, yielded and went.
A race ball in a county town, though a very
useful and proper institution, especially calcu
lated to show to all enlightened Britons the
. perfect equality which exists among jthe sons
of Adam, is, though all the rank and fashion
of the country round be collected, not the
most exhilirating of spectacles, Society is so
broken up into sets and coteries, to enter the
exclusive ones is difficult; to be eliminated!
when others are chosen, so bitter; to be
haughtily patronized, so painful, that the im
pression taken away by the majority is very
disagreeable; while many who go for pleas ire
return with heart-burns,

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