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To those Afflicted with Cancer.—
This certifies that in 18611 discovered a hard lump in my
breast, which soon began to cause me much anxiety and
trouble; my friends, becoming alarmed, insisted upon my
consulting a physician; I consequently applied to several
emir ent surgeons in New York and elsewhere, who ad
vised its immediate extirpation by the knife; but as I
never knew of any one who had recovered by this method
o? treatment, concluded that I would let it remain, at
least ftr a time. Finally, hearing of Drs Tobin & Bab
cock's great success in curing Cancer, I concluded to give
them a trial. After an examination they pronounced it a
curable ease, and removed it without pain or any trouble
■whatever. In a few weeks my breast was well, and has
continued so, without any symptoms of the disease, for
©ver three years. This is a correct statement of the case.
• srd 1 cheerfully recommend Drs Babcock & Tobin to
those thus afflicted, and fully believe that in all cases
■where a cure can be made these gentlemen are prepared
to do it. I will be pleased to give any information to
those aesiung it, by calling on me at my residence.
No. 153 Laurens street New York.
Drs. BABCOCK & TOBIN can be consulted at their resi
dence, No. 27 Bond street, N. Y.
A Test Vote.—An informal vote was
taken at Bassford’s Billiard Rooms on yesterday evening,
With the following result:
For Abraham Lincoln 26
. . “ George B. McClellan 26
\ •• Andrew Jacksen .... 1
“ Peter Me Parley 1
On the result being made known, considerable excite
ment existed, especially in regard to the Jackson man ;
. and it was unanimously voted that he should be made to
suffer at the Bar. if he could be spotted. Subsequent
'©roof turned up to fix the vote upon a Pennsylvania
Dutchman, wlo was ignorant of Jackson’s decease, and
.he was consequently excused. A. Bassford, Jr., was then
called upon to decide the tie vote between Lincoln and
McClellan, which he declined doing until he had re-pe
. yused the platforms of the antagonistic parties. The re
auisite tune having been granted, Mr. Bassford will decide
le tic cn Monday evening at 9 o’clock. Entrance to sa
■ Icon, No. 149 Fulton, and No. 8 Ann streets
Presidential Candidates !—A splen-
Aid colored Engraving of George B. McClellan and
, Abraham Lincoln, (on one plate) will be sent to any ad
dress, on receipt of two three cent stamps to pay postage.
Addre.-s Dr. W. R MERWIN & CO.,
No. 63 Liberty street,
. ___________________ New York.
Wonderful Results from the Use of
Approved and used by prominent Physicians and Chemists.
Ladies and gentlemen of the highest standing bear wit
ness of' its virtues. It restores gray or faded hair to its origi
nal color, stops its falling out, prevents dandruff, irrita
tion or itching, and keeps the head clean, cool and
healtiky, will not stain the skin or soil the whitest frabric;
keeps the hair soft and glossy, and causes it to remain in
Bay desirable position. No other dressing is required-
Bold at the drug stores, and at my office, No. 1,123 Broad
way, where advice as to treat nent of the hair will be
gratuitously given. Price $1 per bottle; $5 for six bot
tles, ia fancy boxes. Can be sent by express.
Dr. B C. Perry,
Treats successfully all diseases of the
Also, removes Moth Freckles and other Discolorations
from the face, without injury to the Texture or Color of
the Skin.
Restaurant, No. 5 Frankfort Street.
COOL LAGER—the best sold in the city-FIVE CENTS.
RHINE WINE, ANo. I—from TEN CENTS a glass to
TWO DOLLARS a bottle.
WEISS BEER—cool and sparking—TEN CENTS.
DINNER DAILY, from 12 to 2 o’clock, at THIRTY
Everything else of the first-lass and at reasonable
price* >•
Next to Tammany Hall,
Stkinway & Sons, Manufacturers
©f Grand, Square, and Upright PIANOS, have removed
their Wararooms to their new and splendid Marble Build
betwaaa Union Square and Irving Place, New York.
Mr. Fichette’s Case.—There is a
certain class of people ever ready to doubt
anything that is in any way out of the ordi
nary, and to pronounce it false without stop
ping to think, or taking the trouble to ascer
tain if the facts are as stated. In a recent
'issue we made mention of the extraordinary
restoration, by Dr. Rowe, of No. 16 West
Fourteenth street, of Mr. Charles Fichette, of
West Point, after having been afflicted for a
very long time with a sore throat, caused
from catarrh, that brought him as near to
death ag a man can well get without dying ;
one of the remarkable features of the case
ibeing his not being able to eat solid food for
■ ninety days, what nourishment he took being
in liquids. Some persons, we understand,
without making inquiries, though an oppor
tunity was given them, as the names of his
, Frothers-in-law, both prominent men in this
city, were mentioned, have seen fit to pro
nounce it untrue. Now, gentlemen, an op
portunity is given you of ascertaining the cor
rectness of it, by calling on E. T. Roberts,
Esq., of the firm of Messrs. Pardee, Bates &
Co., Broadway; or on Wm. A. Miller, Esq.,
on the corner of Dey and West streets ; either
of whom, we have no doubt, will give you all
the information they can about the matter,
and you will then be able to see whether you
“ smelt a mice or not.’’
A “Maine 7 ’ Trick.—Giving the Cops,
the cut direct. For further particulars we re
fer-the reader to the election returns from the
Northern Star” State.
Patents and Inventions.—The rapid
progress vhich mechanical ingenuity is making
in this country is well attested by the large
weekly issue of patents. The Scientific Ameri
can, for one week, contains an official list of
over one hundred claims ; and it is a fact worth
knowing, that of this large issue, sixty-four
cases were prepared and prosecuted by the
well-known firm of Messrs. Munn & Co.,
whose patent offices are at No. 37 Park row,
this city. They have had eighteen years’ ex
perience, and are among the most successful
patent attorneys in the world.
Wanted—Congressional districts, in
which, unmolested, gospel of peace may
l>e preached by those meek prophets, Fernando
and Benjamin Wood.
Democratic Arguments — Groans.—
For further particulars see the World of
Wednesday, September 28.
Let not those who are blinded by
disease or age, nor those who have, by any
cause, lost their hearing, forget that the use of
the optic and auric nerves can be assured by
Dr. Von Eisenberg, the widely known and
experienced auriet and optician of this city.
In all diseases of the head, throat and lungs
this gentleman should be consulted. He is
prompt and positive in his cures.
Thick-headed —The editors of the
Journal of Commerce, who could not understand
the reason why the people gave three cheers
for Abraham Lincoln, on reading of the vic
tories of Sheridan posted on their bulletin
board. • .
Henry Winter Davis is in the field
advocating the re-election of Lincoln. He,
notwithstanding his recent grand and lofty
tumbling, will do very much toward keeping
Maryland on thq side of the Union.
The Platform of Union Men—Bul
lets for their country’s enemies ; ballots for its
friends. AU who are not traitors will Grant
. this much to the present administration.
Cancers and Tumors. —See adver
tisement in Business Notices of Drs. Babcock
& Tobin. These gentlemen can be relied on
as skilful physicians, and men of probity, and
we advise all sufferers from the above-named
diseases to consult them at once.
“ Patriotism ” Trampling on the
American flag because it was carried in a
Union procession.
“ Free Speech”—Assaulting musi
cians in the street-cars who are on their way
to a Union meeting.
Pendleton’s Letter of Acceptance—
Jba Gbiwg#
We beg to call especial attention to
Now appearing in the NEW YORK DISPATCH
It is a work that promises to create an intense
excitement in the political, commercial and. criminal
world. The author, Mr. Thomson, Is the best crimi.
nal reporter, as well as novelist, on this side of
the Atlantic. Such gentlemen as ex Recorder Smith,
ex Chief of Police Matsell, Mathews, of the New Yorker,
and Ottis, of the New Orleans Picayune, have seen
the manuscript, and pronounce it the greatest story of
the day. All the characters that figure In this extraordi
nary work
many of whom wll be recognized by the reader. In this
REVELATION OF CITY LIFE, Mr. Thomson graphically
QUIRED, and the BASE USES to which it is applied by
TONS creep into the PALACES OF WEALTH, as well as
into the HOVELS OF THE POOR, etc., etc.
The Express, speaking of this story, says: “ The Dispatch
will shortly publish a novel • of city life,’ entitled ‘ Living
ston vs. Robuck; or, Who will Win.’ It is from the pen of
Mr. P, Thompson, a gentleman who was a graduate of the
Express. He has had a vast experience in all spheres of
society, has * inquired into’ religion and politics for news
paper requirements, and for a number of years has made
criminals and the history of crime his closest study. In
his new story, criminals, criminal law, criminal lawyers,
and the laboratories of crime are handled with jut gloves.
It will be the sensation story of the day.”
The military progress of the past week has
been of the most encouraging character.
While Sheridan was moving triumphantly
up the Shenandoah Valley, driving the beaten
»nd panic-stricken soldiers of Early before him,
the Army of the Potomac, acting under the
supervision of General Grant, initiated a
movement of a character so important that it
may be said the capture of Richmond is the
object contemplated. Not, however, as the
result of a protracted siege, but by such a
course of strategy as will compel Lee to either
evacuate the city and south-eastern Virginia,
or necessitate him to tempt the fortunes' of
war in the field—a step which we may well
believe he is more than loth to take.
On Thursday, Generals Ord and Birney
moved simultaneously on the fortifications and
intrenchments of the rebels—the former at
tacking the works in the vicinity of Chapin’s
farm, capturing fifteen pieces of artillery and
between two and three hundred prisoners.
While this advance was being made, General
Birney’s corps was pushed from Deep Bottom
upon the defences that line New Market
road, which were seized, and their defenders
scattered. These successes give Grant the
command of the James river to within seven
miles of Richmond. On the following day,
General Warren and Meade attacked the rebel
line on its extreme right, which gives these
Generals the command of the South Side
Railway. Beside the advantage thus gained, a
position has been secured that commands the
rebel fortification known as Fort Darling. If
that entrenchment can be successfully bom
barded, which seems to be the leading object
of the combined movements of Meade and
Warren, and its garrison compelled to evacu
ate, the way will be opened to Richmond for
our gunboats.
If, on the other hand, the left of Warren’s
corps can be extended, without danger, to
Bucksville, the Danville road will be cut off
from the Virginia capital, and then only one
avenue for supplies, the James River Canal,
will be left the rebel army and populace. And,
as this canal can be reached by cavalry and
damaged beyond immediate repair, the present
situation of Lee cannot be an enviable one.
In the event of the destruction of the canal,
he will be necessitated to evacuate his strong
hold, and, as we have said, be forced either to
take the field and confront Grant, or retire
into North Carolina.
That the rebels feel their position is despe
rate is evidenced by the attack they made on
General Butler’s line, in three columns, near
Chapin’s farm, on Friday afternoon, is very
evident. The attack was made with impetu
osity and determination, but was repulsed.
Since, the advance on the east side of the
river has been continued with considerable
resolution. tOur forces have steadily advanced,
until now they are reported to be within four
miles of Richmond. And as Lee has much the
larger part of his army in the defences around
•Petersburg, from which he cannot withdraw
them, there is good reason to believe the capi
tal may fall almost without a struggle.
We shall, however, before the close of the
present week, be, all of us, much better in
formed of the strategic movements of Grant
and the counter ones of Lee than mere sur
mise can now give any clue to. The plans
with which Grant opened his present advance
may be materially modified, and Richmond
taken by a series of eccentric movements
which are not now in the plans matured, and
which may safely be regarded as, Ist. The re
duction of the rebel capital by the aid of the
gunboats ; 2d. The flriving of Lee outside of
his fortifications and an open field fight, or his
precipitate retreat into North Carolina; and
3d. The capture of Richmond while th rebels
are engaged near Petersburg, by the corps
under Butler, Ord and Birney.
The Atlas condemns the fire com.
panies that attended the McClellan ratification
meeting with their machines. Our contem
porary seems to think that this indiscretion
may let the cat out of the bag. The Demo
cratic party has been zealously at work for a
number of years, endeavoring to make the
Fire Department of the City a great political
engine. How successful the managers have
been can easily be ascertained by a little in
quiry. It is to this Department that the
are indebted for the large and in
creasing majorities they get from year to year
in this city. Hence the Atlas fears that an
expose before the Legislature might lead to the
I breaking up of this great political machine.
Major-General Banks arrived in this
city on Friday afternoon in the steamship
Suwo Nada, which left New Orleans on the
25th ult., on leave of absence. Major-Gen
eral Hurlbut takes his place during his stay at
the North, which may be permanent. There
were rumors some time since afloat that the
General had been offered the War Department;
but that he then declined the position. Per
haps “ the time has come” for him to take
the position assigned him by the President,
Secretary Stanton willingly retiring in Iris fa
vor. With the experience acquired by him in
the field, General Banks would make an ener
getic civil officer if placed at the head of army
operations; and his sagacity in the cabinet
would doubtless do much toward shaping the
future status of the States now in rebellion
when Peace shall finally drop the curtain on
this unworthy and causeless war, into which
the demagogues of the Democracy wheedled
the people of the South.
A Question for the Quid Nunos.—
Why is it that a Union victory in the field
over the rebels adds to the political strength
of the Administration, and a Union defeat to
that of the party whose representatives were
lately assembled in convention at Chicago ?
The rumors of peace which have
been industriously set afloat for the past two
weeks, are announced by the Washington Re
publican, on authority, to be without any
foundation whatever. Davis, nor Stephens,
nor Brown, nor, in fact, any leader of the in
surrectionists, has made the slightest move
ment toward peace, so far as the authorities at
Washington have any knowledge. The only
peace makers the President knows are Lieut.
General Grant and the brave officers and sol
diers under his command. They and they
only are acknowledged commissioners compe
tent to bring about the peace so much desired
by the people. Their peace will be au honor
able one—a peace which for all future time
will teach demagogues that the unity of this
nation cannot be disturbed, and that they
who, on any future occasion, shall array
themselves against the General Government,
with deadly intention, shall perish by the
sword to which they appeal.
A Grand Equestrian defeat is prom
ised on the Bth of November. On that day the
celebrated Fitz-Napoleon will attempt the diffi
cult task of riding the well-known trained
horses Peace and War, each going in an oppo
site direction. At the conclusion of this per
formance, the entire Democratic company will
appear in some of their very difficult attempts
at grand and lofty, tumbling. The troupe will
be led into the ring by Vallandigham, Wood,
Seymour & Co., managers of the circus—the
whole ending by performers going up in a,
Mayor Gunther is a patriot, unques
tionably, but of the muddiest, dirtiest, nasti
est water. He is opposed, decidedly, to the
progress of our arms, and holds that the city
should not, will not, and ought not to be illu
minated, because of recent victories, as he as
sures us they are not Union but Abolition suc
cesses. Another reason why he is opposed to
going into the business of illumination is, that
“if the papers in the employ of the Adminis
tration are to be believed, the people would be
required to illuminate three times a week!”
What an astute chief-magistrate the Empire
city is blessed with, to be sure I We would
not like to say that Mayor G unther is related
to the long-eared genus of quadrupeds; but if
we were the manager of a theatre, and were
sadly in want of a good Bottom to fill out the
cast in “ Midsummer Night’s Dream,” we
would at a loss to find one.
It is painfully evident, since he re
ceived the nomination of the Chicago Conven
tion for President, that General George B.
McClellan has been afflicted with a disease
common to political hacks, namely, lapsus me
moria. In his speech, the other day, at Orange,
New Jersey, he referred to the progress made
by Generals Sherman and Sheridan, and Rear-
Admiral Farragut, but forgot that a greater
captain than either was in the field—General
Jewett, the irrepressible—Colorado
the brilliant, the magnificent, the diplomatic,
has published a letter, in which he defines his
position. He pronounces in favor of Lincoln
and Johnson. Gentlemen will please take
notice and stand off the track when the bell
rings. Now, that the great Jewett has de
clared himself, there is no further need of the
McClellan Pendletonites contesting the elec
tion. The fate of their chiefs is decided.
There is only one man who can save them—
the eloquent Gdorge Francis Train ! We sin ?
cerely hope he has planted himself firmly on
the Chicago! platform. If he has not, there is
great danger of the Ship of State capsizing.
Too much ballast on one side is apt to endan
ger the safety of cargo and passengers. Put
Train on the larboard and Jewett on the star
board sides of the vessel, and safety will be
ensured—not otherwise. Go it, Jewett—go
in, Train, and see Which wins.
The Difference.—When Jefferson
was President, the system of slavery was de
plored by the Democracy, and the negro con
sidered all but the equal of the white man.
During the Presidency of Buchanan, he was by
the same Democracy denounced as a beast of
burden, hardly fit to associate with the brutes
of the field. Why this difference? Because
the South became Democratic and helped
Northern politicians to office, to do their dirty
The White Boys—like their Irish
prototypes—are always in favor of peace, law
and order 1 Silver spoons, however, are scarce
where they assemble.
The authorities of’ Kentucky are,
it would seem, exceedingly anxious that their
State should cast its electoral vote for Mc-
Clellan and Pendleton. Every officer in the
government, from Bramlette down, are out
stumping the State, and making speeches in
favor of those gentlemen. They will un
doubtedly carry the commonwealth for the
great “ peacemaker.”
The Democratic guns promised to be
fired by the Express and World, in honor of the
victories won by Sheridan, have not yet been
heard. The salute has probably been post
poned until that “’illamination” takes place.
A minister, accredited by Maximilian
to Washington, is said to be in this country.
There is considerable curiosity in diplomatic
circles aS to his reception by the President.
It is asserted by some that the Empire will be
recognized, while others entertain the belief
that our Government will adhere to the Re
public of which Juarez is constitutional Pres
Notwithstanding the recent fall in
gold, and the consequent reduction in the
price of dry goods, crape has gone up to an
unprecedented figure. Reason : there is not
enough in the market to supply those who are
in mourning over the recent victories of Sher
man, Sheridan, Grant and Farragut.
We consider it of the utmost import
ance that our volunteer soldiers, now in the
field, and citizens who are actively engaged in
canvassing for the Presidential and Guberna
torial candidates, should be made thoroughly
acquainted with the provisions of the law
passed by the last Legislature, in accordance
with an amendment to the Constitution. For
this purpose, we annex a correct transcript
of it.
It will be seen that IxV the second section of
the law, it is required that those who are in the
army should be furnished as soon as possible
with the necessary instructions and documents,
if a full and impartial vote is desired. And,
that this may be secured, committees should
be appointed to ascertain in each election dis
trict the names of those electors who are at
present in the army and navy. As they are
many, doubtless, who may have no one to
whom the soldier who desires him to record
his name in favor of the candidates of his choice
can address, all Would be notified that by send
ing their envelopes to certain named
the districts from which they come, and in which
they would be electors were they in civil life,
that the envelopes enclosing their votes would
be placed in the hands of the inspectors of
election and by them deposited in the ballot
boxes opened for the reception of votes at the
polls v Thousands of votes would be secured
by this means which otherwise would be lost
to the parties interested in the campaign.
The law, it will be seen, is exceedingly fair
in all its provisions. The most illiterate can
comprehend it and follow its instructions. The
modes provided protect absent voters from
fraud, while, at the same time, it opens away
for them to express their political convictions;
and thus, with the assistance of their fellow
citizens not in the field, sustain the govern
ment and the army in their united efforts to
suppress the rebellion by silencing its open
mouthed advocates at the North.
AN ACT to enable the qualified electors of this State, ab
sent therefrom in the military service of the United
States, in the army or navy thereof, to vote.
Passed April 21 1864, three-fifths being present.
The People of the State of New York represented in Senate and
Assembly, do enact as fdlows:
Section 1 In time of war every elector of the State of
New York in the actual military service of the United
States in the army or navy thereof, who shall be absent
from the State or New York on the day of election, shall
be entitled to vote at any general or special election
held in this State, in the manner and form rollowing:
§ 2. Such absent elector shall, by an instrument exe
cuted by him not more than sixty days previous to any
general or special election to be held in this State, author
ize and empower any elector of the town or city where
said absent elector shall reside, on the day of said election,
to cast for him his vote or ballot, in the manner pres bribed
by this act, for all officers for whojn he would have a right
to vote it he were present at such election: said instru
ment shall be signed by such absent elector, attested by a
subscribing witness, and sworn to before any field officer,
captain, acjvtant or commandant of any company or de
tachment on detached service in the service of the United
States, and commissioned as officers in the volunteer force
of the State of New York, or the captain or commandant
of any vessels in the naval service cf the United Scates, to
which the said absent elector may belong or be attached;
and such officers are hereby duly authorized to adminis
ter oaths for the purposes specified in this act, and they
shall attach to their signatures their official designations.
§ 3 The said absent elector shall make and subscribe the
following affidavit: “I. A. 8., do solemnly swear (or af
firm) that I have been a citizen of the United States for
ten days am now of the age of twenty one years, that I
have been or shall have been an inhabitant of the State of
New York lor one year next preceding the election to be
held on the day of , 186 , for the last four months a
resident of the county of , for thirty days
next preceding said election a resident of the town (or
city) of , and that I am now, and until
said election, intend to be a resident thereof; that I have
not made any bet or wager, and am not directly or indi
rectly interested in any bet or wager depending upon the
result of said election and I do further swear that I am in
the actual military (or naval) service of the United States,
that I am now a jnember of company of the
regiment (desorbing the organization to which he belongs)
now at or
of (or attached to the United States vessel
Sworn to and subscribed this day of , 186 ,
before me,
§4. The said absent elector in the service as aforesaid,
shall prepare and told the ballot or ballots he designs to
cast at such election, and enclose the same, together with
the instrument described in the second section of this act.
in an envelope duly sealed, having on the outside thereof
either written or printed, the affidavit described in the
third sectionof this act, sworn to and subscribed as there
in required. The said envelope, prepared as atbresaid,
shall bt enclosed by him in another envelope, marked
‘ soldier's vote,” sealed and directed to tne elector eofF
powered by tne instrument described in the second sec
tion of this act to cast the ballot of said absent elector;
and the said absent elector may then transmit the same
to the person to whom it is directed; by mail ort other
§5. Buch elector upon receiving such letter from such
absent elector, may open the outer envelope, but
he shall not open the inner envelope thereof.
On the day of such election, and between the opening
and close of the polls thereof, he shall deliver such inner
c nvelope to the inspectors of elections of the p roper elec
tion district, and at the polls thereof; and if the name of
the person signing tbe affidavit, on the outside of said en
velope. shall be found entered upon the register oi elect
ors of such .election district as a duly qualified voter
therein, said envelope shall be by sueh inspectors publicly
opened and tiie votes and ballots therein contained shall
be duly deposited in the appropriate boxes prepared to re
ceive the ballots of voters, and the name of such absent
elector shall be entered upon the poll lists together with
the name of the person delivering the ballot at tae polls.
If such name shall not be found entered upon tie regis
ter of electors ot such district where such person claims
to reside, such envelope shall not be opened un'ess an
affidavit be made by a householder of the district, to tiie
effect that he knows that said person whose vote is so
offered, is a resident ut sail district. If such affidavit be
made and delivered to the inspectors, they sha'l open
said envelope ana deposit the votes or ballots therein
contained as aforesaid, and the name of the person so vo
ting shall be entered upon the poll lists, together with the
rameofthe person delivering the ballots at the polls.
The ballots contained i i any such inner envelope, which
shall have been opened or unsealed before the same shall
have been laid before the board of inspectors of electors
of election, shall not be deposited in any ballot box at
such election, but shall be reject ed.
§ 6. The affidavits and instruments described in the sec
ond and third sections of this act, and all envelopes con
taining “soldiers’ votes,” not opened at such election,
shall be kept and filed by the inspectors of election in the
same manner and place as the poll lists of such election
are required by law to be kept and filed.
§ 7. Every person who shall be entitled to receive any
letter or envelope marked as herein provided, before he
shall take away the same shall sign and deliver to the
postmaster, or his deputy or clerk, a receipt therefore,
which receipt shall specify how many such letters or en
velopes he has received, and otherwise, as far as may be,
specify the particulars of the description thereof. Ana
any wilful omission to comply with the provisions of this
section shall be adjudged a misdemeanor, and any person
convicted thereof shall be punished accordingly.
§ 8. Any inspector of election, and any elector to whom
said ballot shall be sent, who shall wilfully neglect or re
fuse to perform any of the outies required of him by this
act, or in any manner wilfully violate or abuse any trust
or duty hereby imposed on nim, shall be deemed guilty of
a misdemeanor, and upon conviction shall be punished
by fine not less than two hundred and fifty dollars, and
by imprisonment in the county jail not less than four
§ 9. Every person who shall be guilty of wilful and cor
rupt false swearing or affirming in taking an oath or
affirmation prescribed by this act, shall be adjudged gui'ty
of wilful and corrupt perjury ; and every person who
shall make or sign a false certificate to any instrument or
affidavit authorized by this act, shall be deemed guilty of
a misdemeanor.
§ 19. Every person who shall deliver or present to the
inspectors of election under this act any forged, altered,
or changed ballot, envelope* or instrument required or
provided for by this act, knowing the same to ba so
forged, altered or changed, shall be guilty of. a mis
demeanor, and upon conviction shall be punishea by a
fine not less than two hundred and fifty dollars, and by
imprisonment in the county jail not less than four
§ 11. All provisions of the laws of this State relative to
general or special electionsnot inconsistent with any of
the provisions of this act, shall apply thereto.
§l2 The Secretary of State is hereby autlwrized and
required to prepare and have printed the necessary blank
forms and envelopes required to carry out the provisions
of this act and shall cause the affidavits rtquired by the
third section of this act. to be printed in blank upon pro
per envelopes, to contain the instrument required by the
second section of this act, and shall, at least two months
previous to any general or special election, cause such
blank forms, envelopes, and copies of this act to be for
warded to the several regiments from this State in the
sei vice of the United States in the field, and to the several
hospitals, posts, ana naval stations in sufficient quantity to
furnish one copy of each blank, form, envelope, and copy
ot this act to each person in the actual military service of
the United States, in the army or navy thereof, from this
State, and absent therefrom The sum of ten thousand
dollars, or so much thereof as maybe necessary, is hereby
appropriated out of any moneys in the treasury not other
wise appropriated, to defray the expenses authorizsd by
this section.
§ 13. Any officer of this State, or of the United States, or
any other person, who shall, directly or indirectly, con
trol or attempt to control any such enlisted elector in me
exercise of any of his rights under this act, by menace,
bribery, tear of punishment, hope ot reward, or any otaer
corrupt or arbitrary measure or resort whatever, or to
annov, injure or otherwise punish any such officer or man,
for tiie manner in which he may have exercised any such
right, shall be deemed guilty of an offence against the sov
ereignty of this State, which shall be punished as a misdo
meaner, and for which he maybe indicted and tried at
any future time, when he may be found within the limits
of this State ; and upon conviction, he shall be imorisoned
for a term not exceeding one year, and fined in a sum not
exceeding one thousand dollars, and he shall also thence
forth be melligible after conviction thereof, to hold any
office in this State.
The “ Peace-at-any price” party are
invited to hold a National Peace Convention
at Cincinnati on the 18th inst. It is proposed
by the leaders of this section of the Democ
racy to place in nomination thoroughpaced
sympathizers with treason, on a platform that
will pledge them to sustain in its madness the
South in its insurrectionary course. Vallan
digham and ‘ Godfrey Gunther would make
capital nominations for President and Vict-
A correspondent writes : “ The
young Napoleon proposes to amuse his friends
and admirers on the Bth of November by an
other ‘ masterly retreat’ to Salt river, where
a gunboat will be conveniently stationed to
receive the illustrious stragetist, should he
persuaded that there is an ‘ enemy in his
rear.’ ”
We are sorry to note the fact that
there are two Republican State tickets in the
field in Kansas —the regular and the Jim Lane
tickets. Unless one or the other is withdrawn,
the State in the Presidential contest may be
swept into the ranks of the opposition.
Mayor Gunther’s Definition of Cop
pebheadism—One who won’t buy a “tallow
Electors ot President and Vice-President,
District Electors.
I. .Obadiah Bowse, Richmond.
11. .James 8. T. Stranahan, Kings.
111. .George Ricard, Kings.
IV. .Abram J. Dittenhoefeb, New York.
V. .William H. McKinney, New York.
VI. .Thomas B. Ast bn, New York.
VII. .Isaac T. Smith, New York.
VIII. .George Opdyke, New York.
IX. .Guy K. Pelton, New York.
X.. Alexander Davidson, Rockland.
XI. .James W. Taylor, Orange.
XII. .Charles L. Beale, Columbia.
XIII. .Thaddeus Hait, Ulster.;
XIV. .John Tweddle, Albany.
XV.. Cornelius L. Allen, Washington.
XVI. .Alonzo W. Morgan, Warren.
XVII. .Hibam Horton, Franklin.
XVIII. .Allen C. Churchill, Fulton.
XIX. .Ebenezeb Blakeley, Otsego.
XX. .John Clabke, Jefferson.
XXI. .John J. Knox, Oneida.
XXII. .Thomas Kingsford, Oswego.
XXIII. .George W. Bradford, Cortland.
XXIV. .John E. Seeley, Seneca.
XXV. .Jedediah Dewey, Ontario.
XXVI. .Myron H. Weaver, Schuyler.
XXVII. .James Alley, Steuben.
XXVIII. .John W. Stebbins, Monroe.
XXIX. .William Bristol, Wyoming.
XXX. .Joseph Candee, Erie.
XXXI. .John P. Darling, Cattaraugus.
Appointments for I'nion Meetings.
MONDAY, Oct. 3.
Glovfrville.—Hon. THOS. G. ALVORD.
Glenns Falls.—Hon. HORACE GREELET.
Rochester, N. Y.—Hon. C. M. DE FEW.
( Hon. W. R PEoK, of Conn.
12tit W*»n ntnipit 4 Hon. ABRAHAM WAKEMAN
Haverstraw —TIMOTHY CRONIN, Esq.
Warsaw.—Rev. G DE LA MATER.
Addison —G. G BELLOWS. Esq.
Owego.—Col. O. T. BEARD.
Danburl, Conn.—Major JAMES HAGGERTY.
Newark, N J.-Hon. E. B. TURNER, of Texas
Belmont * Col T H GIBBS
Medina —Rev. O. P. FOSS, of N. H.
Cortlandtville —Hon. C M DEPEW.
Herkimer—Prof. W. W. HE GEM AN.
Poughkeepsie. < K F. ANDREWS, Esq.
TUESDAY, Oct. 4.
Ticonderoga—Hon. HORACE GREELEY
Brooklyn.—Hon. W. K. PECK, of Conn.
Nyack—Rev. W. H. BOOLE
Perry—Rev. G. DE LA MATER.
Bath -G. G BELLOWS, Esq.
Elmira.—CoL O. T. BEARD.
Brooklyn—lion. THOMAS G. ALVORD.
Geneva.—Hon. C. M. DEPEW.
LUBA.— j CoL T jj Glßßg
Lindenville.—Rev. A. P. FOSS, of N. H.
Greenwich.—Mai. JAMES HAGGERTY.
Newport —Prof. W. W. HEGEMAN.
Rn erhrad - < Hon THOS - G ALVORD.
Plattsburgh.—Hon. HORACE GREELEY.
Hammondsport.—G. G. BELLOWS, Esq.
Penan Van.—Col. G T. Bi* ARD.
Geneseo —Hon. C. M. DEPEW.
glean.— t h gibbs .
New pane —Rev A. P FOSS, of N. H.
Salisbury Centre —Prof. W W. HEGEMAN.
MTn.-rr-rnwK ' Hon. CHARLES L. BEALE.
Middletown.— , TH OS. B. VAN BUREN. Esq.
9r« Ward. New York—N. B. LA BAU, Esq.
Fonda.—Hon. E. B. TURNER, of Texas.
Orange. N. J.—Maj. J AMES HAGGERTY.
Chateaugay —Hon HORACE GREELEY.
Plattsburgh.- G G. BELLOWS. Esq.
Canandaigua—Col U T BE/ RD
Newburgh —Hon. W. K PECK, of Conn.
Buffalo.—Hon. C. M. DEP>W
Fl I icottvii IF - S uon - LORENZO SHERWOOD.
Ellicottmlle.— Col T H GIBBS
West Winfield.—Prof. W.W. HEGEMAN.
■v, i,-Y,,rYo ' Holl. CHAS- L. BEALE
Port Jervis.—| THOS B BAN BUREN, Esq.
FRIDAY, Oct. 7.
Ogdensburg.—Hon HORAC’E GREELEY.
Ithaca.—Hon. THOS. G. ALVORD.
Patchogue—Rev. W. H. BOOLE.
Liberty.—G G BELLOWS, Esq
Goshen —Hon. W. K FECK, ot Conn.
Millport.—Col. O T. BEARD.
Batavia.—Hon. C M. DEPEW.
Dunkirk Col T u GIBBS
Brooklyn —Maj. JAMES HAGGERTY.
Frankfort. —Prof W. W. HEGEMaN.
Mom<.osibkv. j thoma*’ B. VAN BUKBN, B»|.
Wayland.—G. G BELLOWS, Esq.
Corning.—Col O. T. BEARD.
s Hon. T. G ALVORD,
Auburn.— j Hon c M DErEW.
S Cel. T. H. GIBBS,
Uijs.4SASTTiLi.il.— j THOMAS B VAN BUREN, Esq.
XV aeAM-v ' E ‘ B * TURNER, Of TCXftS,
Lima.—Rev G. D LA MATER.
U. S'. Marshall’s Office—What a
Novice Saw.— To the Editor of the New York Dispatch: Sir :
as your interesting and valuable weekly is the only loyal
journal published in the Empire city that has so far had
the independence to expose the corruption, peculation
and short comings of the government officials in the de
partments in this city, I take the liberty, in common with
tnousands ot my fellow citizens, to congratulate you, sir,
upon the great work which you have accomplished, by
the straightforward and tearless course pursued The re
suit speaks for itself; we have seen the heads of two de
partments in the Custom House removed for incompe
tency, dishonest practices to our mercnants, and the abuse
genei aliyot the powers intrusted to them. The depart
mei.t of the U. S. Marshal has been, with one or two ex
ceptions, permitted to pass unnoticed, while I assure you
there is a rich mine ot political skullduggery that should
be exposed. I propose, as a novice, to give you this week
a few plain facts, as regards the appointments in this of
fice, the result of half an hour’s visit to the institution in
Chambers street. It has been generally supposed for three
years past, and indeed it was publicly announced, if my
recollection serves me right, that Robert Murray, a Union
man, was appointed U. S Marshal for the Southern Dis
trict of New York. Your correspondent, in common
with many of his fellow citizens, has been laboring under
the popular delusion that such was the case; until the
visit above referred to dispelled the illusion. I find the
following individuals running the machine in *he business
office, and strange to sag not one of them is at all in sympathy
with the Union party. On the contrary, in nearly every in
stance they are identified with the Deniocratic party,
stul they have no scruples to m mopohse the fat offices,
aud use the proceeds of their gain to defeat the party
which is struggling to save the Union. But to return to
the individuals, we rind Joseph Thompson (he spells it
with a P), the great lam, who has the sole management
of the business, and uses his authority for the advance
ment of the interests of the seventeen opposition attaches
to tiie manifest exclusion, so far as possible, of the lonely seven
Unfr/imen, who by dint of perseverance on the part of
themselves andfrienus have been permitted to hold posi
tions in the ©ffice, In the same office I also learned tiut
William H Thompson and F. A. Thompson, both sons of
Joseph, are installed as first and second clerks with fat
salaries. So you see the Thompson family are well pro
vided for The fourth clerk is named Adolphus Duma
hart, and plays second fiddle to the Thompson tri). The
next important individual is a Mr. Newcomb, who is titled
private secretary, detective and head of Bureau of
southern traitors; he, I understand, is now or was
recently reporter for the New York edition of the
Richmond Examiner, commonly known as the World
and a waMy sheet published in Fulton street, devoted to
prostitution, patent safes, and Jeff. Davis. Newcomb is
employed more particularly towrite puffs for the office,
and devotes much of his time to that object, although if
any gentleman has business to transact of a private na
ture with any one in the office, our iriend Newcombe al
xvavs manages somehow or other to be within hearing dis
tance ; however, that may be part of his business. An
individual by the name ot Hamilton is also an assistant to
Newcomb, and has been dubbed a clerk. Tne nextindi
vidual ot importance is John Smith, detective policeman,
engineer oi flying artillery, and conductor of the rail road
train He, we understand, receives pay from the War
Department in addition to his other pay and perquisites,
his son, Wm. N. Smith, a minor, also nolds aposition of
messenger, which brings him in $3,00 per day. The Fly
ing Artillery consists of seven, five of whom are sound on
the McClellan platform. Their names are Ebon S Poore,
brother-in-law of Newcomb above alluded to, and recent
ly from Massachusetts, Messrs. Donohue, Tooker, Hall
and E. L. Morris, the person you spoke of two weeks since
as having illuminated his house in honor of the Chicago
platform on the occasion of the McClellan meeting. I
could go on and give you the names of the various court
offices and the disposition that has been made of them, by
appointing the opposition, to all courts in which there is
any business, while the Union men are detailed to courts
that sit but three or four months in the year. I could tell
you of a petition that was prepared for an advance of sal
eries in the office in which was represented that the ap
plicants “were Union men,''' and how some oi the individu
als to whom it was presented for their signatures, object
ed to the clause and refuse! to sign unless the clause was
stricken out. These and a thousand other equally outra
gousthings I could tell you of. which will no doubt appear
to you and your readers like fiction, but which I regret to
say are too true. Hoping that you will find room for this
communication, solely lor the public benefit, I have the
honor to be Yours &c., Novice.
The Bellows-Denison Fourteenth
Ward Case —Since our last issue, in which was announced
that the affidavits in reference to the appointments of
Assessor Bellows, could be seen upon application at this
office, over seventy citizens of the District have examined
them, and have gone away perfectly satisfied with the
truthfulness of our charge ; and all concur in the opinion
that he, Bellows, should “Go to the front and earn the
right to hold the office” which has oeen awarded to him
through seme unknown influence.
Abram Wakeman is to assume the
duties of the Surveyor's office on Monday, Oct 3d. James
Kelly goes into the Post Office on the same day. It is to
be hoped that the new Surveyor will make short work of
the copperheads And leeches ne finds in his department.
Air—“ The Battle Cry of
Yas, we’B ..aiher round our Chief, boys, our President so
tru., •
Shouticg for Victory and Union ;
We will gather there as voters, we’ll carry Old Abe
Shouting for Victory and Union.
Our Platform forever! Hurrah, boys, hurrah I
Down with McClellan, up with our Siar;
V> hde ue gather round our chief, boys, gather as of old,
Shouting for Victory and Union.
VTa are coining to preserve what our fathers won by
Shouting for Victory and Union;
Wc a: e one in purpose now, and we'll keep.our birthright
Shouting for Victory aud Union.
Our Platform forever! Hurrah, boys, hurrah! Ac.
We are steadfast to our leader, our loyal President,
Snouting .or Victory and Union
In our ranks no traitor stands, not a single knee is bent,
ShoutiLg for Victory and Union.
Our Platform forever! Hurrah, boys, hurrah! <fec.
So we’ll gather at the polls, and our votes shall bullets be,
Shouting for Victory and Union;
Thinning out the traitor’s band in the land that must be
fiee, '
Shouting for Victory and Union.
Our Platform forever i Hurrah, boys, hurrah! &c.
Behold their ranks, how staunch and strong
The Union forces march aiong!
Their old-time leader at the front,
Again they bear the battle’s brunt.
Uplift tne Bannei of tne Free,
Cry Union and cry Victory.
Maine rolled her thousands into line
And Cony rules the State of Pine!
Ana on November’s battle day
She’ll tight in her old-fash’oned way.
Uplilt the Banner ot the Free,
Cry Union and cry Victory!
Vermont baae each true-hearted son
Show how the battle should be won;
They answered from thoir serried ranks;
Eucn vote a oullet—none were blanks!
Uplift the Banner ot the Free,
Cry Union and cry Victory l
And when October’s ides come
To every Pennsylvanian’s home,
What record, save of honor, wdl
They send irom valley, plain and hill ?
Uplift tne Banner of the Free,
Cry Union and cry Victory!
And staunch and strong and staunch and strong
The Union tide shall roil along
F rom Aristookto Rio Grande,
Cape Sable to Olympia land.
Uplift the Banner of the Free,
Cry Union and cry Victory.
God bless our Leader, for we know
Thiough him we battle with the foet
Down with conciliation's rag.
Up w ith the good old Battle F lag I
Uplitt tne Banner of cae Free,
Cry Union and cry Victory!
Here lies one whose work was done,
Mainly with a wooden gun ;
Let him be! his little “ nap”
Was not. is not, worth a rap.
Read and ponder! here lies one
Who for President did run ;
. Standing on Galena's deck.
Lola burst—and—where was Mac?
To fortune and to fame though known,
The honors worn were nut his own ;
He fought, November, sixty-four—
He fell, to rise again no more!
Here lies a worn-out Pen, whose lot
It was to rust ; ’tis now to rot ;
And live in memory of men-
As one whose like none want agaiu.
Two ieet one way, six feet tother.
Here lies Mac aud Pen his brother; ♦
Wood and Seymour carried the coffin.
And Vallantigham plaved the “ orpnin,”
And Jeff Davis, traitor tricksey,
bighed and said, “ AlPs up in Di.cieJ”
General Daniel E. Sickles sends
the following letter to the Union Congressional Conven
tion declining a nomination for Congress. He stands firm
for the Government :
New York, Thursday, Sect. 29,1861
Dkar Sir: Your inquiry made on behalf of several mem
bers or the Union Congressional Convention for the 9th Dis
trict, whether I would accept a nomination for Congress,
has received the respectful attention due to the patriotic
sources from which the suggestion emanated. In declin
ing the use of my name as a candidate for this high trust,
I only adhere to a resolution formed when I entered the
military service to retire altogether from politics while
holding a commission in the army. This determination,
with oilier considerations, had already constrained me,
during the present canvass, to decline a similar request
made by a number oi my old and esteemed constituents
in the Fourth District, who desired to present my name
to the Democi atic Convention. I yield to no citizen or
soldier in my solitude for the honorable termination of
the war. Tne war was deliberately begun by the Rebels,
and is peieistently waged by them to divide and conquer
the Union. It is not so strange that our enemies should
find abies among European antagonists of free institu
tions, but it will never cease to be a mat'er of humiliation
and wonder that our own people could be seriously ai
ded mon the question of submission or resistance. Let
who willbe for submission, I am for resistance as long as
we hax'e a battailion and a battle field left
Until the Constitution and Laws are vindicated in their
supremacy throughut the land, the Government should
be confided to no hands that will hesitate to employ all
the power oi the nation to put duwu the Rebellion. The
resources of the Insurgents are already so far exhausted
that they will give up the struggle as soon as a majority
of the people at the ballot box, seconding the martial
summons of Farragut and Grant, demand the uncondi
tional surrender of the enemy.
Peace, so v on, through the noble aspirations of the peo
ple. will exalt the national character, and challenge ihn
ncmage of all who honor patriotism and valor Peace,
imposed upon us by an audacious a d arrogant foe, who
would owe his triumph not to the superiority of his
arms, but to regenerate population, unworthy of their
iinease and forgetful of their traditions, could only’ last
until the contempt of mankind evoked from our shame
enough manhood to renew the struggle.
Very respectfully, Daniel E. Sickles,
Major General.
Homer Franklin, Esq.
Union Ratification Meeting.—There
was an immense rally at the Cooper Institute on Tuesday
evenii'g last. The occasion called together the largest
number of Union voters tnat has ever assembled in our
city. The doors of the building were thrown open at six
o’clock, when the main hall was immediately filled. A
large number of women were present. The Interior of
the building was gayly decorated with flags, and banners
bearing appropriate devices and inscriptions were every
where displayed William A. Darlings. Esq., called tho
meeting to orc er and nominated Wiliiam Curtis Noyes,
Esq., for Chairman. After the reading of the list of vice
Presidents and Secretaries the Hon. Montgomery Blair
was introduced. Speeches were also made by Henry C.
Deming, of Conn., »’ol. McKean, of the Seventh-seventh
N. Y. Volunteers Hon. James Scoville, of New Jersey,
Hon. Martin F. Townsend, of Troy General Cutler, Lu
ther R. Marsh. Esq., Rev. William 11. Boole and others,
li wm n idnight before the meeting adjourned. Six out
side stands were surrounded by immense crowds. Power
ful calcium lights were placed on the square, and bril
liant fireworks were displayed during the evening. At
about nine o'clock the Union War Eagles arrived. The
Twelfth Ward Club on their way to the meeting was as
sauited at the corner of Forty-ninth street and Third ave
nue bv a band of ruffians who were assisting at the rais
ing of a McClellan banner. The cars containing the club
were stopped, and sticks and stones were indiscriminrtely
used. Several Unson citizens were badly hurt.
U. S. Appraiser Department, No. 56
Broadway.—For the enlightenment of the pub ic, wo give
bolow an incomplete list of the Democratic Holdovers
Copperheads, Fremonf McClellan men and dead heads
now holding positions in the Appraiser Department, with
their salaries attached We give it merely as an item, to
show that in this brancn of the Revenue service our
Government is paying annually twenty-five thousand rive
hundred and fifty dollars to defeat itself:
Isaac Phillips, Appraiser v 52,500
. John S Bausch “ 2,500
B J. Hart Examiner2.ooo
Lewis McMullen, “ 1500
Hecry Graham, “ 1,500
A. Van Allen, “ .1,590
M. Walsh “ 1,000
R. Wilds, “ 1,200
James M. Nelson, “ 1,000
Robert Renfew, “ 1,400
L. R. bhaw, “ 1,490
Richard Marvin, Clerk, 1,200
Joseph Hamilton, “ 1,000
Peter Nefus, “ 1,200
Peter Teller, “ 1,000
W. G. Shaw, “ 1,000
James Clark, Messenger 850
George Kerr. Sampler, 900
William Hartshorn, “ 900
Union County Conventions.—The
delegates to the Union County Convention met at head- •
quarters, corner of Broadway and 23d street, on Wednes
day evening. Hugh Gardner was elected as Chairman,
and John A. Gridley and William Allen as Secretaries.
Alter considerable discussion, a committee, consisting of
one from each Ward, was appointed to confer with other
Union organizations with a view of presenting to the
people a united Union Ticket. The Convention there
upon adjourned, subject to the call of the chair. The
delegates to the Draper Convention met at Hope Chapel
on the same evening. The meeting was organized by the
election of Col. Rush C. Hawkins, as President, and Jas.
L. Hastie and J. S. Ritterbrand, as Secretaries. A con
ference committee of one from each Assembly District
was appointed. An informal ballot for nominations for
the various County officers was taken, xvhieh resulted as
follows : Sheriff, John W. Farmer; County Clerk, Fm, S.
Davison; District Attorney, Thomas B Van Buren; City
Judge, John H White; supervisor. Robert L Beatty;
Coroners, Alexander Wilder, William Hew, Jr , Edward
Collin, S. Kauffman ; after which the Convention ad
journed. The Union Germans have also met and ap
pointed a conference commit ee. The impression pre
vaiisthat at the meeting of the committees, which takes
place on Monday evening next a ticket satisfactory to all
the organizations will be selected.
Republican Conventions in Kings
County.— Thus far four Conventions have been held in
Kinsg County—Conventions for the Second and Third
Congressional Districts, for the County and for the City.
The Second Congressional Convention met in the room of
the Union Campaign Club yesterday at 2 p. m., and on
the organization of the meeting proceeded to ballot for a
candi- ate for Congress. The leading candidates were
Captain Samuel Maddox and Archibald Bliss, Esq. Sixty
one ballots xvere had without result, and the Convention
adjourned to 12 M. to-morrow. The Third District Con- ’
gressicnal Convention aid not have tne*same difficulty.
Messrs. Chittenden and Humphrey were the candidates—
the last named was no ninated. The County Convention
met at Doxey’s Hotel, Flatlands, on Friday, and Honiin
ated the following gentiemen: Benj R. Wilson for Re
corder, George G. Hardy for County Clerk, and Isaac
Skidmore lor Superintendent pt tne Poor. The candi
dates lor Coroner aud Justice were not made until a late
hour and are not known to us. The City Convention met
at No. 9 Court street last evening, and on organizing pro
ceeded to ballot A full delegation was present from each
Ward. The contest xvas not very animated. Conkiia
Smith was nominated for Justice of the Peace for the
First District and Hamilton B. Bradshaw for tne Second.
The Convention then adjourned in good humor sine die.
Union Congressional Conventions.—
The Union Congressional Conventions called by the Regu
lar and Draper Committees, met on Friday evening last.
The following is the action ot the Convention called by
the Regular Union Committee of which Wm a. Darling
is President. The Fourth District Convention toade no
nomination, but adjourned subject to the action of the
Chairman. No nomination was made by the Fifth dis
trict Convention. In the Sixth District, the Hon. Henry
J. Raymond was chosen. Wm Boardman received the
nomination for the Seventh District from both Conven
tions. In the Eighth District an informal ballot resulted
in the selection of William E. Dodge No nomination was
made in the Ninth District—a conference committee was
appointed. The Draper Convention adjourned in the
Fourth D'strict without making a nomination. Eppes E.
Ellery was nominated in the Filth District; Col. Rush C.
Hawkins was chosen in the Sixth District; Hon. Benia
min F. Manniere was nominated by the Convention in the
Eightn. The Ninth District Convention appointed a com
mittee oi conference, aid adjourned.
Central Union Lincoln and John
sox Campaign Club —A large and enthusiastic meeting of
thia Club was held at headquarters, corner of Broadway
StiaArr RMiloa; H
and Twenty-third s reel on last Friday evonlng. The
t u.3icent. ihe . varies pencer, occuped tho
chain After a song by the Glee Club, the Hon. Abraaa
skemaD. Surveyor of the Port v.' New-York. wa< fitro
oned a.’-d delivered a very abl: &yl<l argumentat ve ad
dr.-as wind was listened to
<i.ce Ho was foUowed by Ce> James Fairman,
gave sojxe ir.tei t sting details of G neral McClellan's Pen
n *ffiar campaign. Tne Gee Ciub sang with great eff.xt
’ Killy ’r.und the-Flag.” and he prooeedlngs closed
■with » humorous speech from ue Hon. George H. De
Camp of Pe?;iis> Ivania This Ciub will meet again at the
sam p ace on Wedmsday eveaiog next.
How they Dj Ir Just before Hiram
Bari ey vacated the port f f Collector, he promoted a young
n.an namtd Edmuno Ketchum—a son of Hiram—rrom a
$1,(100 clerbshin; to a i4ac<* worth $1,600 a vear. in the
vt arehcuse Deo».rtment Now ft is young man is. and has
peen, a most bitter opponent of the policy of the Adminis
tration, and his promotion over the heads of Loyal Union
men, has netuia.ly cieated a pood deal of feeling It
; seen s that the friends o Horatio Seymour, Fitz J xha
Potter, and that class of politicians—men who denounce
General Butler, vilify ti e memory of suoh men as General
v» adswerth, and unite in the cry against negro soldiers,
were the men who got office under the late Collector and
Surveyor. We beg to call M?. Draper’s attention to these
, lellows.
I P. 3. Since the above was put in type, we learn that
I Collector Draper has attended to this case, by turning him
out. It is to be hoped that the good work will be perse
I vered in. Mr Draper will thus command the respect of
all Union men in this city.
Hon. Henry J. Raymond for (Ton
! GUESS —The delegates to the Nominating Cou*entioh of
< the Sixth Congressional District met last Frida? evening
| at Bleecker Buildings, ana unanimously placed in nomi
nation for the suffrages of the Union men of that Con
gressional district, Hon. Henry J Raymond. After the
adjournment cf the Convention, the delegates proceeded
to his residence and formerly tendered him the nomina
tion. He responded in a few patriotic and eloquent re
marks. urging unity of action on the part of a’’ Union
men m the District, and expressed his willingness to
withdraw his name provided a stronger man could be
nominated It ls to be hoped that Mr Raymond will be
the only Union candidate in this District. He can and
ought to be elected.
A Novel Mode of Strengthening the
Uk»« Vots The Ci'llector ot the Port ot New Fork has
just taported an inaivtauaj from (the Hub) Boston, Mass.,
hy tne name ot Gardner, and appointed him to a lucra
tive position in the Damage department of the Public
Sure. He has also appointed a youthful fledgling of sev
enteen summers by the name ot Small, an offspring of
the antiquated General of the same name, who is really
the Storekeeper. This youth is treab from Ulster county,
and has been sworn in as an officer, to the exclusion of a
Union man of age, with a large family to support. Verily,
the Smith family of Ulster county are iu luck.
Seventeenth Assembly District.—
The War Democratic General Committee of this city, at a
recent meeting, recommenced to the Union Convention of
the Seventeenth Assembly District (Twelfth Ward), the
nomination of Wm. E. Pabor, Esq., as a candidate. Mr.
I abor is a genLeinan of energy and ability, and his nom
ination will be highly acceptable to all the elements of the
Union organization in the District. We hope the nominat
ing convention will take all the facts into consideration,
and conclude to place Mr. Pabor on the track, as we be
.y12,1, 0011 a heavier vote than any other.— New
lork Daily Era.
Custom House. —Several irdividuals
attached to this institution were mace shorter by a heal
lA3t week. We learn that one D. G. Lobdell of the Store
keeper’s department was one of the decapitated. A mes
senger rejoicing iu the name of P. Tighe, a son oi
Hiram Ketcham, were detailed as companions. It ii
rumored that a pair of worthies named Hart were ai.-.o
requested to discontinue their diurnal visits. Other
changes we are informed have been made. Tne astound
ing intelligence has been received that John J. Doane and
Daniel D. Conover have been appointed weighers.
Union War Eagles.—The Union
War Eagles made a very formidable demonstration at the
Umon Ratification Meeting at the Cooter Institute. Tka
Club from the Nineteenth Ward made a very fine appear-
7 ilh b a »n«rs, flags and torches, the Sixteenth
y ard Cmb turned out with full ranks, and made a very
imposing display. We are informed that an organization,
will be perfected in every Ward by the end of the present
Union Central Judiciary Convention.
—This Convention met on Thursday evening at the
corner of Broadway and Twenty third street. Elliott C.
Cowdin, Esq , was elected President and John Cooper, Jr .
and Pierre c. Van Wyck, were chosen Secretaries. After
debate, a committee consisting or o .e t'n m each Ward,
was appointed to confer with other organizations for the
purpose or forming a ticket The convention then ad
Public Store.—lf the Collector of
the Port were to advertise for proposals for a plan to de
crease the Union vote amon*’ the employees in tne Store,
he could not possibly have a more successful one submit
ted than the present incompetent country management
under Allaban and Smith. Why is it that tie City of New
York, with its million of inhabitants, nas to import politic
cal hangers on from Delaware and Ulster counties, to fill
the principal offices In the Revenue Department.
Assembly.—The Union Assembly
Convention in the Sixteenth Assembly District (19th
Ward), met at Dingledein’s last night, and on an informal
vote, unanimously nomirated CoL George B. Van Brunt,
after which a conference committee was apcolntad iha
Draper Convention adjourned without makings mm na
tion, but appointed a conference committee.
County Clerk.—The Judiciary Con
vention adjourned without nominating a candidate
this office. We learn that it was tne intention of the
Convention to confer this disitnetion upon ex Judge John
J. Shaw. It is stated, however, chat the Judge is not a
candidate. If he can be prevailed on to accept tills nom •
ination, he will be triumphantly elected.
John Kelly has been nominated for
Sheriff by Tammany HaU. We learn that a barsain has
been made by which bat one Democratic ticket i, to bs
put m the field. If this is true the Tammany men hive
achlered a great triumph, as this will glvo the undisputed
control ot tne party.
Custom House.— Mr. Bailey, famil
iarly known as ‘ Grandmother,” an itinerant book pedler
from 1 ennsylyania, is still retained in tne grnulte build
ing, and assumes to control the machine. How is this.
Mr. Collector?
Union meetings have been held in
all the Words during the past week They have all been
largely attended, and judging irom the enthusiasm dis
played, the Union party should poll a heavy vote la No
Still in the Dark.—What became
of the S4O 000 in gold that disappeared from the safe of
the Magnolia, cantured eft Mobile some time since. Can
the Naval Storekeeper throw any light upon the sub
ject ?
A Hopiful Sign. Some three or
four copperheads were removed from the Puolic Stor®
last week.
To the Editar of the New York Dispatch :
The New York Ledger of the 24th ult. contains an attack
upon Sheridan Shook, Esq., Internal Revenue Collector
of the Wall street district, and D. H. Printup, Esq., his
sehior deputy, which is so coarse in style and malignant
in temper, that we should be unwilling to make so re
spectable a publisher as Mr. Bonner responsible for it, but
for its appearance under the editorial head of his widely
circulated paper. This circumstance settles satisfactorily
the question of its paternity, while it takes the virus from
Its sting.
The only conceivable provocation for this “ paper pel
let” consists m this, that Mr. B.’s check, presented by one
of his employees at tne Collector’s desk iu pavment of his
annual license, was refused in obedience to*instructions
from the Secretary or the Treasury, with which most
business men nave been long familiar, which requires
payment of all Internal Revenue taxes to be made in
‘•Government or National Bank funds only” Of this
Mr. Bonner was explicitly notified in iwo paragraphs of
the circular from ihe office, advising him that his license
was “ready.” Tne * grievance,” therefore, over which
he waxes so hot, is. that he has been required to conform
to the same regulations as less arrogant and more obscure
men, in the payment of his “ down taxes.
Whether in ‘‘the district in the upper part of the city
where he resides,” and wnere he pays his income tax, his
superior consequence has been recognized, and the
“ odious” necessity of paying taxes has been made less re
volting to his sensibilities, we can form no opinion save by
inference. We must, however, regard it as a fortunate
thing for the “ up town” collector, that he has a charac
ter for integrity so well established that he will not be
permanently prejudiced or brought under serious suspi
cion by the fulsome panegyric which accompanies the
correspondingly rude assault upon M. Sand, his deputy.
The conclusion is safe in this connection, that Mr. B. has
not been the recipient of any special favors or obsequious
homage at the hands of Mr. Shook or those who represent
him. „
Mr. B speaks warmly of the importance of having
“courteous and accomplished gentlemen in responsible
■positions.” On this head tie Assistant Assessor for the
division in which the ledger office is located has a word
to say,having re erence to his official interviews with this
outraged and publisher.
It is his opinion that Mr. Bonner’s position is a “respon
sible” one, and that a “ courteous and accomplished gen
tleman” is as much needed there as in any Revenue office
in town!
Mr. Bonner starts out with the proposition that “the
office of tax gatherer in all ages has been an odious one ’»
It is unquestionably so at this day, with certain well
known and distinctly recognized classes of men, who are
either in open rebellion or. against the govern
ment to which they owe aliegience and support.
At this terrible juncture in the nation’s fate, it should be
a serious question with Mr Bonner and other patriotic
gentlemen, whether they should on any frivolous pretense
or fancied injustice contribute to make this office of tax
gatherer any more odious thin it naturally is.
We believe that with the mass of the loyal people of the
country, it is as reputable as any other public employ
ment, and certainly as important to the general welfare.
We believe furthermore that neither Mr. Shook or Mr.
Printup are odious to any considerable number of men
with whom they come in official contact. We should like
to see Mr. Bonner for a single day undertake to get
through with the duties of either, with the same patience
and forbearance
Mr. Shook is too well-known to be materially
affected by Mr. Bonner’s estimate or opinion. He
is one of the Supervisors of the city and county,
elected by men ot all parties, with whom he
enjoys the highest personal popularity, and has recent
ly shown himself worthy the high confidence reposed in
him, and entitled to tne sratitude of the whole communi
ty by his efforts in the Board to relieve the city from the
much dreaded draft, and to assist the poor and unfortu
nate in procuring substitutes when obliged to do so. and
wanting in the requisite means and facilities. Sor far
from being the “small wire worker” the Ledger calls him.
he has been called from a most lucrative business, into
high public positions which even the distinguished pub
lisher of the Ledger might honorably covet.
We are veiy confident that if xr. B. had known either
Mr. Shook or Mr. Printup, be would not have lowaied his
standard and dishonored his profession by making his
journal the vehicle of such unprovoked personal acrimo
ny and abase. Justice.
A Vis'd to Random's Island—The Great Institution for the
Reformation of JuvQpile Delinquents—The Work-shops, Nur »
scry, Nospitats and Idiot-House.
Like most of the islands contiguous to New York, “Ran
dall’s Island*’is a spot of rare beauty as regaris rural
scenerv and piefuresquesness. and interesting from tne
great numbers of children sent there from the dens of
vice infesting the prpud, populous city of New York. The
Island situated eastward of the city, and directly opposite
Harlem Ls reached by little row boats, in which visitors,
after providing themselves with a pass, are ferried across
and landed upon the grounds which are laid out with
great care and ornamented with flowers and shrubs of
every variety.
The children ranging from the ages of fifteen down to
five and six, are divided into separate divisions—the first
and second. The first composed of the more vicious, .
those sent there for crime, the second of little vagrants.
The second division shoe shop was the first spot of inter
est claiming our attention, and it was really wonderful to
see with what activity the little fellows, with their shaved
heads, their begrimed faces and singular uniform, went
through with their tasks, rasping, pegging, blacking’with
a zeal that would have put a paid mechanic to blush; nor
could we understand tne incentive until informed that
each boy had so much labor to perform, land then they
were free to play, read or amuse themselves in any way
they chose—save such ones as had breken over the regu
lations, and were “ compelled to stand upon the line”—a
punishment incomprehensible to us at the time, but which
was made clear when a half hour later the little “three
hundred,” with spring and shout, emerged from the shops
into the open square, and we saw five little delinquents,
with bowed heads and hands, clasped behind them in lu
dicrous sorrow, take their places on what was termed
“ the line” (nothing more or less than one of the flag-stona
walks), and watch with envious glances the other young
sters at their play, until the stroke of th* be'l called all
hands to dinner, where they were marched in regular
order, each one taking his seat with a quietness and de
corum rarely seen even in the best regulated families. A.

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