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The New York Dispatch,
H»- A SECOND EDTWON, ceataining the latest newf
BPcm all onartero, published on Sunday morning.
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■display will be charged extra.
Scarcely lave wo recorded the doiogs of the
rebel ernissr Chicamauga, ere we are startled
■with the news of yet another, called theCiuetee,
The.lsehooner Antelope, Capt. Dobaon, from
Uatanzas for this port, arrive® here on Friday,
''bringing the crews of three vessels destroyed by
•this new' rebel privateer. These vessels were
the bark-limprees Theresa and the schooners A.
-J, Bird and Hi, F. Lewis.
Capt. N;*C. Walker, of the bark Empreso Thor
stea, of and for Baltimore, from Rio Janeiro, in
■ballast, reports that on the Ist inst., in latitude
25d. 20m., longitude 7ld. 10m., his vessel was
boarded by the rebel privateer Olustee, Lieut.
W. H. Ward commanding, who told us we were
•a prize to the Confederate States, and ordered us
to get onr clothing and go on board theeteamer,
which we i did, when they immediately set our
bark otofira, and went in chase of another vessel
which was in sight. Night coming on, the pi
rates failed to find her. We were kept cn board
mmtil the 8d inst, when in latitude 3S’d. 19m., lon
gitude 71d. ( we came up with the schooner A. J.
BrJ, Capt.-Erencb, of and from Hooklcnd, for
Washington; D. C., with a cargo of lime, laths
&xi<l pots.to««. Thfl nrt»w' ware ordered tiiO board
the steamer, and the schooner scuttled. There
was also in eight at the time the echooner E. F.
Lewis, Capt. Lee, of and from Portla/nd; fcr Phil
adelphia?} with a general cargo, which was dis
posed of in the same manner as the Bird.
The Olustee then ran for another echooner,
which was close by, and which proved to be the
achooner Antelope, Capt. Dobson, from Ma-
■ Lanzas for New York, and to which vessel we were
’ nJ] transferred, 28 in number, after signing the
'•atsual parole. Capt. Walker had his <wife, child
-and sister, and also two passengers, who.vzere all
served alike. The pirates took possession of all
. the nautical instruments and everything -else of
«value that Lhoj could get their hands on.
The Olustee is an iron screw steamer, . 1,100
■tens burthen, 220 feet long, schooner rigged,
two smoke-stacks, two screws, and is very* fast ;
•she is painted'white, and run out of Wilmington,
N. C., on the night of the 30th ult. In passing
1 »y the gunboats on the blockade she received a
ahot in her bow whioh went entirely tki’oi’gh her
bat did no other damage. Several of the cap
ives in conves&a&on witn the craw, learned that
.there &r& at present four steamers of the same
«’ass on the coast, all of which run out of
Wilmington, N. C., but are of English build.
— an
Cairo, Nov. 2.
I.atest advices from the Tennessee river .re
port .a strong probability of the capture of
.Johnson’.ille by the. rebels under Buford. Wo
had hnt-a small garrkion at that point, but large
amounts of army supplies.
On the 30th ult. a force of 200, mostly of the
:7th Indiana, were sent .across the river from
Memphis to disperse the guerrillas, that were '
■ becoming very bold .and annoying. The fores
proceeded some distance toward Marion, when
rthey encountered the pickets of the rebels. They
•charged them when the rebels tied, hotly pur
sued by, our forces, till they passed the town of
Marion, whe-e the rebels seemed to be in force,
and made.a. stand. A slight skirmish ensued,
an.which two i'ederals ware killed. The Federals
then commen< ed retreating, closely followed by
the rebels. They continued to pursue to within
sight of Memphis, making many bold dashes to
capture oui’imes’.. A gunbaat opening upon the
rebels saved our men from capture. The. rebel
loss,is .unknown.
!«iyir ± ji . iiii^iii_i _ _ ..I,
Tic Palmetto Herald, of Port Royal,
October .27, sa.* a : *U'be rebel prboneri who were placed
piidtr tire on Morns,lsland, in retaliation for the pUcim.-
™Flil 01 1 1 l li3 ?P !r3 ltMer llre in Oliorlcscon, Bare all been
SmJi ul ?¥ 1 - ~nca3ion this was the
eraJ HarrfS lb^o <:n S t ? MojorO. iwml Foster,by Gen
ilMw^rJ^v.^W 02 ? 1 ' 31 l’y soncrs Charleston had
wL’vervouiiiiv Mi^, 111 ;'. 1 '' 0 01 SS,:I W''. V - The removal
the prisoners awk pc rmbsion to take ?h<>Vat)i ot
Uh < ter oral Foster has noc 5 ct granted UeirFequeft ’
The shelling of Charleston was still
progressing at last account,:, two hnndred pound
Ling dropped in We city at jegolar intervals" gJoSthe
tact Hint five large Bros have recently occurred it n in
lerrea Utatcoasidcrable execution is none bv the bam'
bardmeLt rhe ,> elow towiris still prevalent m the cito !
although not a single ease has occurred within our lines’
Genera) HarOee, who now commands the rebel lorc-s at I
Chark ston.has proposed to General Foster to excitan t i
all prisoners captured in Ihcir respective department, i
General tester has mcormcd .he War llepartment of thii I
proposition, and an exchange will doubtless be eltoctel
The Charleston Mercuri), of October
l IT 1 ’!?." K«“heman just from Wilmington, we
earn tnat the blockade of that port is a>j effective jh Yan
iL‘Xy i i ’? c,, rn}’ y na al ‘ unlimited for? * 01 gunboats cin
boats in tS"?inn^ e t now - €S o bUBh ° a ’”<> lines of wicket
I ■ iT/'.s s ' *° kivetli.: alarm or the attempted
Un to’.n Jnfrbi' 1 “ rS ' '‘“ lI ,<i3 800,1 tlw ll ‘ tter “take
Sffi Xii boats tnrow up rockets and burn
bine ng hts 1 lie \an kee arrangements *or blockad iagt he
WpitthM^J'n n n ho ‘ d st) P erha P Ji a month longer,
Minter.” 3 be BWept avay by the rude blast .s of
. Lieutenant W. B. Cushiog, the gal
»as r W ccr Who liestro yed (ha ram Albemarle,
na« ?<™.to W isconsin, but. is a citizen or this State, and
S'.'. ,r ?. n; ,t *'* “ midshipman on the2sth o- I
■ g <-oir,toi,, jie was commissioned a lieutenant c»
■fee 16th of July, 1862. Lieutenant Cushing Is only 22 .' ears
of age, and is one of the most daring, cool, and detennju
■ed men in the nwy. He planned and. executed the de
struction of the Albemarle long since, and kow lives to
cee his •wort fully accomplisned.
The St. Louis .Republican states that
three companies of the 11th Missouri regiment mutinied
at Washington, in that State, and demanded to be sent to
their homes in St Louis. Col. Stone, the officer commanth
ing, had no force with Tvhich to compel obedience, and
accordingly put them aboard ot a train with the ostensi
ble purnore of sending them home. He telegraphed tne
facts ahead, however,4>nd at Franklin they were all ar
rested and put under guard. The mutineers number 120
The rebel prize steamei Hope which
was captured on the 22d ult., while endeavoring to run
the blockade at Wilmington, arrived at Boston on Thurs
day lait. She had been chased by the United States
steamer Gettysburg two days previous to her capture, and
in order to efi’ect her escape from that vessel was obliged
tothrou o\erboard the greater part of her cargo, whi;h
consisted of dry goods, coffee, machinery, etc. The Hope
was built at Liverpool last year, and had made one suc
cessful trip. She is 650 tons register, with a 300 horse
power engine.
A dispatch from Nashville states
that a portion of Gen. Hood’s army has crossed the Ten
ncf>ee river, witn the obvious intention of making a
demonstration in Tennessee. Our forces, -however, are in
position to frustrate any design that can be made on
bherman’s rear. It is also reported that Forrest is threat
ening Johnsonville, where there arc a large quantity of
Gcvernment stores, but Sherman n&s an adequate force
there for its defense.
On account of the capture of the
Totten Hospital mail by guerrillas, under a notorious wo
man, named Sue Mundy, and the murder of the mail cat
rier by four guerrillas, who called themselves Confeder
ate Captains, all of whom were recently captured on the
Cumberland river, Tenn., were on Monday, taken from
Exchange Barracks, at Louisville, £y., and shot, in re
taliation for the at oresaid murder.
On the 23d ult. the blockaeing fleet
oft Charleston, discovered early in the morning, a large
steamer in the mouth or the hartior and opened fire on
her. rhe vessel, in attempting to esc-aue, got aground on
Sullivan’s laiand. Onr batteries on Morns Island then
commenced firing on her, and the 300-pounder gave her
a Jew thel-s, which Atove m her §tern and rendered her a
complete wreck. She was from Nassau with a large as
sorted cargo.
We have news from Key West to
the 27th ult. An expedition from the United States bark
Restless had destroyed the rebel*.-alt work at West Bay,
together with a quantity of valuable material. The in
habitants of the country passed over by the expedition
were completely destitute of almost th? common neces
saries of life. The supply steamer Admiral arrived at Key
West on the 21st ult.. and Gen. Newton and start arrived
i on the 27th to take command of the post.
A few days since, while the United
; States and the rebel flag of truce boats were holding a
conference at the entrance of Charleston harbor, a most
beautiful phenomenon appeared to tne spectators stand
j ing upon the blurt’s of Morris Island. A rainbow brighten
| e<i into form on an overhanging cloud, its ends resting on
j the water on either side of the communing ships. It was
i a sublime picture. The spectators were all impressed and
j regarded it as a significant omen.
I Several arrests of suspected rebels
' have lately been made at Sandusky, Ohio, on the charge
of being implicated in the late unsuccessful attempt, to
release the prisoners at Johnson’s Island. On ot them
j claimed to be a civil engineer, and stated that he had
i been employed to take soundings ot the bav and plans of
the fortin?ations on Johnson’s Island. The men who were
I arrested appeared to toe ot the rurtlan order.
The Raleigh (N. C.) Con/ederate. re
; ports the following: “The ram Albermarle, before her
recent destruction, ran out on the Sound and reached the
Croatia lighthause, the keeper of which was c iotured,
the lighthouse blown up and its contents destroyed. The
rain then put back through the enemy’s fleet and reached
her destination in safety.”
Mrs. Grancis L. Clayton, now in
Maine, enlisted in the army at-St. Paul. Minn., with her
bufband, in 1861, and fought by-his side till he was killed
in the battle of Stone river. She was in eighteen bat
tles, once a prisoner, three times wounded—-in hand, hip
and knee: and at ter husband’s death made known her
sex to her general, and was discharged. After that she
walked ninety-tnree mile.*, from Lexington to Louis
The Richmond papers have an offi
ciftl dispatch to the eri'ect that in the attack by Moseby on
a Federal wagon train near Bunker Hill, Gen. Du file was
killed. If this report is true, there is reason to conclude
tnat Gen. Durtie was killed in cold blood, as a Union pris
oner who escaped reports that he was seen alive and well
alter his capture He was a son of Rev Dr. Duffle of De
troit, and was a brave and capable officer.
The committee of the Common Conn
' cil of Baltimore, appointed to estimate the cost of forti
fying that city on the occasion ot the late invasion by
Ear’y. have made a report allowing the disbursement of
$lO 358 86 Tne Items were—expense of the citizen
guards, expenses of intrenching the streets, organizing
the colored troops, labor on the barricade, clerks’ hire,
Ac., Ac.
Quite a lively fight occuned be
tween a lux ge force of Mosby’s men and a portion of the
Eighth Illinois cavalry, last. Sandav, in the neighqorhood
of Salem. A'a. The guerrilla chief was routed. We lost
two or ti>ree man killed and three or >four wounded. The
rebel loss was more dhan double these numbers, to say
nothing of the fifteen or twenty prisoners captured.
It is the inteniiou of the Govern
jnent to establish a refugee camp at Clarksville, Tenn.
Four thousand of these destitute people are already on
their way to that little city. All the vacant houses, the
college buildings, and the tobacco warehouses, have been
taken possersion of, and wi.'l be tuansformed into com
fort able quarters fer the'refugees.
Specimens cf a netv style of frac
tloual currency, to supersede that now in circulation,
have been prepared at the Treasury Department, Everj
effort wi’l be made to guard against counterfei ing, which
prevails to a large extent witli tne present issues. Iris
probably the new currency will be-of different sizes,
graduated according to the several denominations.
A party of sixty-i ne Union North
Carolina refugees arrived ‘at Cincinnati on Wednesday
last, seeking employment They were all males, healthy
ard willing to work, and were t iken in charge bv the
Sanitary Association while looking for- employment. -
E. B. M. Hooker, the correspondent
of t)ie Indiana Slate has ccme to grief in flher-
, man’s department. He has been arrested by order of
General Sherman, and is now engaged in sweeping the
streets of Chattanooga.
The two-tmreted Monitor Monad
nock has arrived at Fortress Monroe from New York, ac
companying three vessels as a oonvov. The conduct of
the Monitor during the passage down the coast is spoken
of m eulogistic terms by her officers.
A man was recently drafted in. Jac
kson Township, Indiana, who was also .drawn in another
, township. It was ascertained that he had served two
| years in the army, and had been dead six months.
Colonel Wilson, of the famous “BiL
; ly MVlson’s Zouaves” has recently deposited the colors of
i»ie regiment in the Bureau of Military Statistics, where
they yt jjl be preserved.
A party of guerrillas made an at-
I tack or teat Monday night on the colored company re
i cently taisea by Judge Underwood, of Alexandria, V&.,
i at their stations near Acotink. t/uitc a spirited fight uc
| cui red m hich resulted in the route of the guerrillas.
The last report of the Commissioner
< f Internal Revenue shows that the income of the gov
tinment from internal taxes is about $16.000,tM a month
or nearly $200,000,000 a year.
A letter from Havana says, “ The
news of the capture of the Roanoke relieved the anxiety
oi'many peninns here who had friends on board, as a re
flort had prevailed that she was wrecked.”
Charleston has now been besieged
£our hundred and ninety four days.
The St. Alban’s Robbers are to be
tiled in Montrec.l. To this Hon. Mr. Edmonds,
wko appears on behalf of the United States,
has consented. As these men have offended
against British municipal law, it is thought,
notwithstanding, their claims to the title of
Confederate soldiers, they will be convicted—
not oi pillage and isaurder in a neighboring
country with, which Great Britain is sup
posed iout mistakenly so; to be at peace—of
having broken the peace 1
Major-General Grant caused a re
cor.noisa.nee to be made in force on Thursday
week, which resulted satisfactorily to our arms.
On the afternoon of the same day the reliels
attacked General Hancock’s corps and z were
handsomely beaten, losing upward of nine
hundred men, who were made prisoners. Our
loss was light.
Hope Large.—Seme genius in the
columns of the World claims as certain 140
electoral votes for McClellan, and sets down
as exceedingly doubtful votes, leaving the
Lepublicaus only 65 votes ! We have always
insisted that the WwZ<Z was an exceedingly
Jiouraiicc affair.
M i ■
The ejection in West Virginia on
Thursday week passed off quietly. The State has
gone largely Union. Gov. A. J. Boreman wag
re-elected without opposition. Tbs Legislature
H largely Union.
Startling Revelation!
Horace Heffern, Deputy Grand Commander of
the Order of Sons of Liberty in Indiana, who for
some weeks has been on trial at Indianapolis,
for participation in a treasonable conspiracy, on
Friday, turned State’s evidence, and made a
startling revelation of the schemes of the order.
A correspondent of the Tribune furnishes the
following abstracts of Hefferns testimony:
The Military Commission now trying Bowles,
Milligan, and others, finished the examination of
H. L. Zumra to-day, and also the direct examin
ation of Horace Heffern one of the accused, who'
took the stand as a witness. Mr, Heffern did
not know until ho was called on by the Julge
Advocate that he would be a witness, and had
not consulted with his counsel. His testimony
is startling and direct in regard to the conspi
He joined the order of American Knights in
November, 18113, at his oliiee in Salem, Indiana;
was elected Grand Senior ; attended the State
Council Feb. 17,1881 ; Dr. Bowles and Mr. Milli
gan were present ; Humphreys and Harvey were
not; a committee was oppointed on newspapers,
and also one to find out whether any person ini
tiated had conspired to expose the secrets of the
order; Grand-Commander Dodd had preferred
charges against.M. Malott, of Sullivan county;
as chairman of the committee, Heffern reported,
alter a full investigation, that there was not evi
dence to sustain the charge ; the penalty forrev
elation was death, ae he understood from the
obligation ; officers were elected ; Dodd being
made Grand Commander; witness, Deputy
Grand Commander; Milligan, Walker, Ham
phreys and Major McGrain of Harrison county,
were elected Major-Generals ; the districts were
altered, and Cowles was elected in McGrain's
place: never attended the meeting of the State
Council of June 11th; the order was composed en
tii ely of Democrats; he never knew a member
who was not a Democrat, a,nd no ono of another
party could have got in unless he professed to be
a Democrat—that was a sine i/ua non; there
were two organizations in the order—the civil
and the military—one within the other. Tiro
civil organization, which comprised the mass ot
the members, he considered purely political, to
bring out a fell Democratic vote and insure a
party success. It wes understood that the Ad
ministration party would not allow the Demo
crats a fair vote,' and they had determined to
have a free vote or a free fight.” The military
organization was confided to a committee of the
order unknown to him. lire purpose of that or
ganization was to separate the Northwest—Mis
souri, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky—
from the 1 lastern States, and form a northwest
ern confederacy, or join the South; this was not
communicated to the members of the civil or
ganizaiii n ; he would not have known it but for
his official position as Deputy Grand Command
er ; the military plan was probably known to
the leaders, and to the committee of thirteen,
who were known only by the Grand Commander
and themselves; they expected to coatrol the
cnil organization by their influence : Dodd was
a military leader, but -Dr. Bowles was above
him; the military officers were above the -eivil,
and controlled and directed the arming of the
order and its military movements : he learned
this ftom James B. Wilson, Adjutant-General on
Dr. Bowles’stall, from'him begot all informa
tion about the order; was with Wilson after his
return from French .Springs, whore Bowles lived;
he never understood that the rank and file of the
order were to be armed at its expanse, but at
their own; these undar control of the military offi
cers were to be armed at the expensa of
the order; the military chiefs detailed man
to go into the various townships and pick
out a certain number of men to be ai med;
reports of amount of arms and ammunition
on band were taken -by these men and re
ported to the Branch temples, and thence in se
cret cipher to the County temples and State
Council. Dr. Wilson once, cn his return from
BOwles’s, where several members of the order
were resisting the draft, pulled out a roll of mo
ney-of one thousand do-liars, which he had j ust
got item Dr. Bowles to purchase arms, and said
there was plenty more where that came from ;
he taid halt a million of zlollars had been sent to
Indianit, Illinois, Kentucky, and other States, by
rebel agents in Canada, to procure arms for the
orderdn these Western States; Dodd and Walker
had received one hundred thousand each; Bowles
had received the money ter his part of the State ;
it was to be expended for arms and ammunition
for the military part of the Order ot American
Knights or sons of Liberty.; he learned this from
Wilsondn June, 18&J, about the time of the Grand
Council at Indianapolis; never hoard how or to
whom tiiey were to be distributed, but supposed
they were for the order; was expected to be used
by the leaders for a revolution to establish a
Northwestern Confederacy, and, that failing, to
join the South ; in the February meeting ot tlie
Council, arming the order was talked over by
the members conversationally, and by Dr. Bowles
and others.; on the 16th of August he learned
there was to be an uprising, and rebel prisoners
to be released in Ohio. Indiana, and Illinois;
the arsenals in these States to bo seiz,ed, and
the prisoners armed with the arms taken
bcm them; Governor Morton was to bo ta
ken and held as a hostage for such con
spirators as might be taken prisotfers ; in this
uprising, Dr. Athon was to be Governor by vir
tue of the State law, which provided that the
Secretary ot State Shall be Governor in the case
of a vacancy caused by death or other removal of
Governor and Lieutenant-Governor : Athon was
to call out the militia, and tbe Order would have
things their own way: in case they failed to
secure Morton as e prisoner, he was to be made
away with, but witness never understood how ;
the State Government was to govern as usual;
this revolution was to be accomplished by the
military part of the order, and as many ethers as
they cornel bling into it under the excitement, of
tbe movement; this scheme was not imparted to
any but members of this Order, and to the
leaders of the Democratic party only so far as
they were members; think Doctor Wilson Baid
when he sas at Chicago that the Committee of
Ten would take care of Gov. Morton ; ten men of
the Order were selected for that.
Mr. Dunham, counsel for the accused, purged
himself of any knowledge that Heffern was to
turn State’s evidence.
Mr. Heffern has been one of the most promi
nent leaders of the Democratic party in this
State. His testimony shows up soma of the
hideous features of this conspiracy, which Mr.
Bingham failed to disclose.
The cross-examination of Heffern will ba made
at 2 o’clock Thursday, Nov. 10, to which time tl.o
Commission adjourned.
James B. Wilson, of Washington County,
Bowles’s Adjutant-General, has been placed
under arrest,
Private lf.cters from Egypt mention
that on the evenini,'of the 23d of September, the city of
Alexandria Mas lighted for the first time by gas, the
works having been erected by a French company. The '
lamplighter is nightly followed in his rounds by a crowd
of wondering Arabs, who insist that the marvellous blaze
ollowing the touch of his torch miwt be provoked by the
will of a genie. This improvement causes a great change
in the habits of the place. Heretofore a municipal regu
lation has required everybody going abroad after night
fall to carry his own lantern, but this is no longer neces
Maximilian, Emperor of Mexico, h;is
taken up his residence for the present in rhe Castle of
Chapultepec, about three miles from the city; he drives in
every morning In an open carriage, attended by a single
outrider, returning in the afternoon, after devoting the
entire day to affairs of state. All the ministerial depart
ments are confided to sub-eecretaries, his Majesty having
determined to reserve to himself the direct supervision
until he can find fit persons to fill the various parts,
The Professor of Chemistry at the
University of Upsai, Dr Grusselbrake has, among other
curiosities, a little serpent which although rigid and Bro
ken as marble can, by the aid of a stimulating aspersion
discovered by the Professor, be brought to life in a few
minute# becoming as lively as the day It was captured,
Bowwowe 10 years ago. Thu learned Dr. Venn<nba and
revive* it at picture.
Recent experiments with electric
lights, in France, have demonstrated that an electro mag
netic machine may be permaneiffy fixed to light large
workshops, stAbmarine works, an< narrow passages into
harbors. It was further observed that when the light was
brought to bear on the water, shoals of fish were attracted
by the unusual appearance, .and continued to swim around
the part lighted. Eels and other fish which were at the
bottom of the sea, came up to th » surface.
The Brooklyn Daily U,;i<m,'we learn,
is doing a thriving business. It Is one- of the best papers
now printed, and has rendered important-service to the
cause oi the Union. When we consider the tact and en
terprise of its leading rival, the EtujTcy we think the mam
gers of the Union deserve great credit ler what it has al
ready accomplished on the other side of the river,
lx an account respecting the an
tiqultv of the bagpipe we see it stated that this instru
ment Is almost univei sal throughout Asia, though at pre
sent not so much in use as it seems to have been in former
ages. The earliest evidence which we have of its exist
ence in Asia is a representation dating before the Chris
tian era. 'This curious relic was discovered in the rains
of Tarsus, Cclicla.
A French Sa van is said to have dis
covered the means of booking without fire. Be his just
laid before the French Academy the result ot his experi
ments. His recipe is: Place your rood, in a black pot,
covered with sundry panes of glass, and stand in the sun.
The water soon boils, and the food is said to be of better
flavor ttan i f cooked in the ordinary way.
A new steam engine has been in
vented by a firm in Manchester, England, which has two
pistons in each c\ lirder on a vibrating shaft, j list as a door
swirgs on its hinges. Motion is communicated from tbe
cylinder sha r tto the screw shaft by means of levers and
connecting rods. This engine, or its principle, was de*
signed by Captain Ericsson many years
Schenectady boasts a novelty in
journalism. It is a daily paper, with two editors, one Re
publican and the other Democratic, who have each a page
of every day’s paper. The second page is for McClellan*
and the third for Lincoln, and spirited controversies are
constantly going on within the limits of a single sheet.
City and JMurb.
James Murtha, a very nervous looking gentlemaw wa<
charged with committing a. brutal assault on his wire
Cakharir e Murtha, to which he pleaded guilty. The de
lendenthas been before this Court before, for a’saulting
his wife. On the previous occasion, she testified as on
this, tnat she had been martleo about sixteen years to the
defendant, and that although she had had ei ;ht children
by him, ».he still clung by him. notwithstanding his brutal
treatment. On one occasion he gouped aneye out of her lor
which no complaint was made. But when he next as
saulted her he tried to put. the other eye out uiic make
her helplessly blind. When tried this week the offence
was almqst as cowardly an act as putting the eye out of
the head. Complainant said she was laying asleep tn bed
and was nr,t saying a word when her nusoand came to
the bed with a red not iron, atd placed it on ner hand.
The roasted hand was shown to the Court, a very sicken
ing spectacle to look at. The motive tor this dastardly
act as told by the wife was that she w ould not separate
frcia him and come to some sort of arrangement receiv
ing alimony for-her support. She won’t separate from
him ai d take alimony, but it seems prefers to remain with
him. and have her eye gouged out and. her hands roasted
wuh a fiat iron. A punishment commensurate with the
efience was imposed.
It fre<;uently.happens that w hen a prisoner is arraigned
at the liar, that the jirisonter before pleading looksaround
to steif lheie is an accuser before venturing to enter a
plea ; sometimes again, they enter a sort of half and half
plea, acknowledging the possession but not Die taking;
while some other criminal makes a stretch of conscience
tow ards the truth by admitting half oi their guilt, that is
they took just about half or ft portion of the goods that
were taken. In this case, the defendants. Mary McNa
mara. Juliet and Margaret Murphy, were coarged with
stealing a quantify ot‘ linen from the St. Nicholas Hotel.
One oi the detenuants was a servant in the hou?e,the
other had apartments of her own, iu which a portion of
the goods was found. Although both pleaded no; guilty,
shortly after the trial commenced tbe one accused tbe
other ol tbe felony. The one said she took it, but. was en
ticed to do it by the ether. On the other hand, the asso
ciate in crime threw up her arms in holy indignation and
called down all Zhu curses on her head if she hid anv
hand in the larceny. They were botli convicted, and sen
fenced to the penitentiary tor three montlis each. It
was rather a hard case for one ot the defendants, who
■was only the bride of an hour when taken in custody.
Catharine Sherk, the proprietress of a house of ques
tionable repute, was tried on the chargeo; assar.lting a
domestic named Anne Kelly. Toe case itself is ef very
little importance Complainant swore she was assaulted
w ithout cause or justiucatiun; defendant, on the other
hand, proved by a man named Ginger Fop that she came
home drunk, and played the v fcr y tyvell, and to t revent a
disturbance in thed.ouse, it was found necessary to elect
her. Ohl laces will turn up in court. At one time this;
Ginger Fop was the celebrated confidential secretary of
•‘Count Rackelwi:::,” wffio had a bogus independent river
police the office ot which was situated at tne corner of
North’William an 1 Chattmin -heels. He wn also the
right hand man of Jtacfcelwnz and was the go between
ot him and ihe .'rier dsoi a slaver who was triad fei the
United Stab s Court. The jury wt re locked up, and there
was a probability thatthey would egree upon a verdict of
guilty, i hereupon, for the consideration of Rauk
tiwnz, who had charged’ the rooms, opened the door
ot tbe room where the jutors sat in deliberation,
and told them they coaid go home and consult on lheir
j verdict, and report next morning. Eleven of the jurors
reported, but one look cramps so bud he cm dn t appear dn
Court, and the trial went tor naught The slaver s frienus
found bail tor the prisoner, he hover was tried, nor was
1 Itackcl’A itz ever tried for this dereliction of <luly. It was
not until some time ai terward that the conspiracy w;u
discovered. Rackeiwitr-fs dead, but hi* prime minister., 1
Girger Pop. still seems to be alive; but the lowness oi his
business may be guessed ircm his associations. Hi.i tost.i•
mony aid not seem to have much weight with the Court.
The maaam was found guilty and fined .sli).
James Bradley, a very respectable looking man, who
seemed to be laboring unner delirium tremens, was
.charged with committing a brutal assault on his wife,
Mary. Complainant said her husband kept an oyster sa
loon in Pean street On Monday evening last sue went
to ins saloon, and in a half drunken manner he was flour
ishnig a Pistol around the room. When lie pulled it out
he said •• Do you see that I am alter getting it loaded.’’
A man begged her to steal it tho first chance, and she did
so ard got to the. door, when he missed the pistol ran
afterjhcr, dragged herdown, and pointed the loaded pistol
at her He was taken from his wife and went back to
the saloon, bhortiy alter she went back to the saloon,
and was-beaten in the kitchen ana in the saloon in a very
shameKil manner. An examination of the pistol showed
that it was loaoed with live balls. A# District Attorney
Mewart very properly remarked, it was very fortunate
lor the ivisoner that the pistol did not then go off when it ■
was pointed at bis wife, or he might now be' standing his
trial for has lire instead of a misdemeanor. He baa been
tco drunk to recollect how to fix inc trigger, but for that
tact his wite would now be a corpse. He pulled and
tugged at the trigger, butofcour.se tee hammer was djwn
and it coLidn t explode. What a narrow escape these ■
two creatures had. Bradley was sent to the City Prison
sufficiently long to take the rum out of him.
A Beautiful Memorial.—One of the
most beautiful specimens of penmanship ever produced
in tins country is now on exhibition at the City Hall. It
is a memorial to the memory of the late Archbishop
Jluglu s, and is the work of Mr. Benjamin F. Brady o‘t
No. 169 Elm street Immediately after the decease of
the prelate, suitable resolutions were offered in the < bin
mon Council, by Aiderman Fox, and those were ordered
to be engrossed The work was given to Mr Brad v. and
helms been ergaged on it since February last. The me
morial proper consists of a center piece, the portrait of
the Archbishop he stands, crozier in hand, pointing up
ward, and the other stretched out as if in the act of ad
ores; ing, bls flock. The features, as represented, are the
result oi a combination of three different portraits, aud
the portrait presented is stated by those who were most
intimate with the Archbishop, to be tre most faithful like
nt 8s that has yet been taken. The portrait is in the center
Oi a represents tion of ajnarble tablet, containing thirteen
figures, beside that of the Archbishop, representing Faith,
Hope and Chanty, Cherubs, Ac., and two angels support
ing the tablet on each side, and between them is a pic
ture of the new Cathedral and the Roman Catholic Or
phan Asylum. Above tbe Archbishop is the inscription,
'Skit nxtr/Hi vominift.
great name.” and underneath, owniinicnt ini
- 4r<‘i/,>i>p7«v ’’ “it thou wouldst behold his monument,
look eround thee.” lhe sidc-arche.s contain the resolu
tions c-fiered by Aiderman Fox, and are splendid speci.
mer.H of lettering. The whole work has been done with
the pen, and has cccupied Mr. Brady since last February.
It is impossible to give any idea of the delicacy and mi
i.uteness with wh’ch tho wh la is executed, tn© shadin'*
ata very BhortdLstar.ee, bearing more the appearance of
a well finished pt otograph than strokes of the pen, Not
vv wS! tI v 3t ruo , » Brto /^!! c y 1 ’ 0 ’ c wor * 13 016 &ame,by
M’. Wm. K. O’Brien of Third-avenue, which is of black 1
v aluut, 11 feet 3 h ches high by 8 fee£ irii, in tS torm
< f three arches, tbs center or main arch being surmount
ed by the cress and on its arc is a medallion ot the
grave ot the Atchbishop, thuribles or Incense lamps, the
e Herns ot purity, three lilies and oi the ledge in front
of the memorial is a Bible, while underncatn, apparently
supporting the whole, is a cherub holding an open book.
Another Abortion Case—Death of
E Viornt.-—Yesterday afternoon, notice was received at
the Coroner’s ollice that Caroline Horinian, an unmarried
years, was lying dead at Belle
-5 no Hospital it was believed irom the eii'acts of an ahor
ton performe iin Brooklyn about limrweeis since. On
}h?» hS‘V\? 1,,c l ,r Rt ',' l '. ro ol the Tenfa Breclnct, learned
that the deceased was lying ill st No. 71 Delancey streat
He conveyed her to Bellevue Hospital, and while on the
v.ay ehe informed him that lour weeks since an oueration
was po> formed , spoil Her-n Atlantic street. Brooklyn, by
Dr. Gabriel M cue, oi No. Jss East Seventh street, this
city, and tlu ts.to was then brought to the above locality
lrcat . ment - t'oromr Ranney then took the
< a?e in hand, and issued a warrant for the arrest of Wolfe
which he placed in the hands ot Cap’; Browt r. ot’ the Se\
I’, i,n a;hv,i aTld pfl icicnt officer Tb«
hcuseofthe doctor was visited, but he was not it ard
tears are entertained that he may have heard. o T tie
(cathot his late patent aito tied from the city to escape
'A® consequences Very little is known of th-t deceased,
out an the e vie cnee m relation ti her >rill probab’vbA
tl,0 > tones'Nation. No effort will be
tpaied U rh< Coroner to bring the guilty parties to justice,
binte hit er.t-igeiFC efort-j to rumbh the .perpetrators of
these crimes, infanticide and all tile various crimes that
are included in that category, have diminished fully one
half. |
Union Torchlight Procession.—The
various War Eagle Clubs and Union Associations through
out the city turned out on Friday night, under the leader
ship ot James M. Thomson, grand Commander Six di
visions were out and made a tine appearance. Banners,
transparencies, fireworks, and Chinese lanterns were dis
played in great profusion. The line of march was from
I 23d street down Firth avenue to Eighth street, to the
Cooper Institute, through the Bowery to Grand street, to
Eroadway to Union Square, where speeches wore made
by B. F. Luddington, E. Delafield Smith, and others. The
affair wound up with a great display ot fireworks.
Fatally Bcbnid. —A. middle-aged
woman named Sarah Bowers, residing at No. 76 Car-nine
street, on Friday right, while in an intoxicated condition,
attempted to kindle a fire in a stove. While so engaged
her clothes took fire, and she was so terribly burned that
she died while being convey cd to Bellevue Hospital- The
coroner was notified to hold sn inquest.
Instantly Killed. —On Saturday
morning. August Stein, aged seventeen years, while at
work in the saw mill No. 13 Carmine street, was struck
on the read by a piece of board which was thrown, with
great violence from ». saw and instantly killed. The re
mains were taken to the residence 01 his parents, No. 62
Broome street.
Child Burned to Dejth.—An inquest
was yesterday held by Coroner Collin on the body of
Mary Catharine Carole, aged s x months, at the residence
cf her parents, in First avenue, near 55th street Death
was caused by the child's clo r lies taking fire from a pile
of burning straw near the residence of its parents.
Burned by the Explosion of Fire
worn,'.—On Friday niwht last a box of fireworks exploded
in the residence of Mr. Bloominshire, in One HuaJrcl
and Twenty fust street, between Second and third ave
nues, severely and perhaps fatally injuring a little daugh
ter of Mr. B.
Gun-inon —27<r? Election—Grand Paradr., etc, n-‘ .'Ac
I.t> ,-cnth Brifi'vtf —The Union 'TorcKligld J’/u-K v/ —P<AI»
l-i'-x and Politicinns—X'insct cox in Brooklyn—Promentule
Concert of the Twoily third liegime.nl—Boned <>f J'.d.nxatkni—
I nion General Committee—Death of Hich'tril If. Thompson
Unkni Meetings of I-rmn-h. Admirals
to Admiral Pciulding— Accidents and Oj/‘cm:cs.
The Common 1 Council on Monday last held a very brief
session, and the business transacted wa-rso incous’der&tfle
and ci such trilling importance that ice. need nut. record it,
w hatever the angelic Secretary may, tor without a doubt
some ot the doings of the Board are down in the eternal
minute book to somebody’s account. Tlie truth is the mem
bers of the Board are over bead and ears in politics, and
»ixtil|the November election is over,it is not to be expected
that while attending to their own business and that of as
piring friends and relatives, they will have much time to
i devote to our municipal affairs
| It is pleasant to see, as the election approaches, how
i: round If ss have been the apprehensions or riot and blood
i shed, which the malignant partizansof the Jimmy’ Brooks
i type were so sedulous to foster for the furtherance of
j tneir ov n mysterious purposes. From every indication
j we should say that the coming election will be one of the
I most peaceable that has ever boen held.
! The 23d. 47th and 52d regiments, which (with the 53d
> now at Elmira) constitute tbe Eleventh New York Bn
; gade, had a grand puradtrand review at East New York
• on Monday. They remained on the ground from 9A. M.
' ti.l nears P. M. The elite of New York and Brooklyn
; were present to w itness the affair, which proved in every’
; particular a most diaiinauished success. The men acquit-
■ ted themselves admirably. The regimerts numbered al -
; together 1,290 men. Brig.-Gen. J. O. Smith and his staff
j reviewed them. The number of elegant equipages front
■ .Brooklyn ana New York was very great. The ladies were
I present in great force. No aoubt they conquered some of
i the conquerois.
The great events of the week have been the Union Pro
cessions in the Eastern and Western Districts on Monday
evening, We have rarely seen even in New York, any
thing to equal them. Tne houses of loyal citizens were
everywhere illuminated. Flags floated in all directions ;
rockets soared to tbe sky, and the processions poured
along the principal thoroughfares like great rivers of
light. Of music there was no lack. The banners and
tramparencies were innumerable. The mottoes and de
vices were the most witty* and the most ingenious we ever
i saw. The several trades were conspicuous by* their car
borne emblems. Mr. Joseph Reeve acted as Grand Mar
sb al to the Procession in the Western District and Mr.
Archibald M Bliss as Grand Marshal for that in the East
cm District. Contrary to the mischievous misrepresen
tations of a New York evening journal, no disposition was
shown to molest these processions, and they passed off
very happily.
Tne Hon 8. S. < San set) Cox addressed a large audience of
his admirers at the Alhemeum on Monday evening
Airong other things, hetald tnat there was no incompat
ibility between the Chicago platform and McClellan’s let
ter oi acceptance. At a meeting of the Democrats at
Cresse s Hall, Grand street, Wiliiamsbnrgh. on Monday
evening, Mr. Jasper Gilbert very naictdy said the reason
"hy Grunt succeeded iras that he did not mind the orders from
Wash ington, and Hint. if McClellan had done the same thing he.
u cnJA hare taken'Bichimynd. Mr. Gilbert perceiving that he
had made a mistake corrected himself by substituting the
name of Grant for that of McClellan.
The second promenade concert ot the 23rd Regiment,
N. I. N. <:., took place on Teusday night at the Academy’
of Music, and was a brilliant affair. More than 3,000 per
sons “ assisted.” The number ox tickets sola G estimated
at 5,100. The proceeds went tor the benefit of the regi
The Beard of Education met on Tuesday evening, but
did little or nothing beside receive jahitors’ bills, &c. The
total amount of bills it r which warrants have been drawn,
is $10,781 27. They were ordered paid. The pidncipal
subject of discussion seemed to be Jefferson’s Manual.
ine Union General Committee met on Tuesday evening.
From the Treasurer’s report, it appears that $6,698 have
'been collected from the Navy Yard. The committee went
into secret session.
Dr. Richard A. Thompson* long and favorably known as
Health ufiicer ot the port of New York, died at his real
deuce in the Western District, on Tuesday. Dr. Thompson
was a native ot Albany, lie was for some time President
of the Brooklyn Central and Jamaica B B. Co. His re
mains it ere taken to Albany for interment.
Several Union meetings took place in BroolcJyn and Wil
liamsburgh on Tuesday night. All were well attended.
A very large and enthusiastic meeting of German Repub
licans was held, cn Weane-iday nignt, ia Turner^’Hall,
Mesercle street, £. D. Carl Schurz was one of the speak
Admirals Renaud and Bosse, of the French navy, visited
Admiral Paulding at the Navy Nard, on Wednesday. They
arrived at the Lyceum in a carriage with but one stair
officer. Among other friendly demonstrations, a salute
• was tired from the cob dock bat’ery. Tue French actual
ral Bosse spent some time in the Navy Yard. Admiral
comes here to relieve Amiral B«naua and to assume com
mand of the French squadron lying off our coast.
• Patrick Hussey has just been convicted in the Court of
Sessions, of having seduced Mary Lee, a young woman
living at No. 54 Willow street, rhe seduction was accom
plished. under promise of marriage, in the complainant’s
bedroom. Since then, a young stranger has made his
first appearance on the world s stage. Several witnesses
testified to the girl’s previous good charactur. Htesey
will get his deserts
George Christy and Joseph Brown, both boys, were con
victed of having, in September last, entered tne house of
Mrs. Herrel, No. 131 Pearl street., by means of false keys
and taken a quantity of silver spoons, valued at $36. It
appeared from tbe evidence that they got another boy to
go over with them to New York, where they’ endeavored
to pawn six of the spoons; but the pawnbroker suspecting
them, refused to let them have any money on the ‘spoons
until they brought the owner to him. They then left and :
threw away the rest of the spoons. Suspicion lighting on j
them, they were arrested, and their boy, Fnuce, turnin; j
Slate’s evidence, they wore convicted principally on his
Col. C. J. Jack, a well-known lawyer, whose office is at
No. 345 Fulton street, was arrested on Saturday, for vio- i
lently assaulting Capt Mores>y, another lawyer from New '
York. Moresby has appealed to the law, and some rich ;
developments are expected. We thought that the maxim :
leges silentv.r was a true one. It teems not.
Mr. Zeigler, of No. 102 Broad street, New York, was ‘
; robbed tn Plymouth church, on Sunday, of a pocket book
j containing $125.
I Un Monday evening, two Germans came near being I
drowned oft one of the Grand and Houston Hreet ferry ! -
boats Both were rescued by the pilot and Officer Scot; •
ot the Foiry fifth Precinct.
Peter Andrews and JohnPctts were arrested on Monday
for stealing an overcoat and other wearing apparel, from
Timothy Desnai nd and Charles A. Gibbs Held to answer, *
Wm. Lloyd, of No. 93 Navy street, Wm. Short, of New
Jersey, ana Mr. E. Westervelt, of No. 586 Broome street,
were severely injured by the explosion of some fireworks
on a wagon hi Lafayette avenue, during the procession
on Monday evening.
Mary tij ane was brought before Justice Perry on Mon
day morniig, and charged with stealing $lO from Catha
rine Bennett, who nas been Hying in the same house with
her on Lafayette avenue. Mary was held to answer.
On Monday night, the house of Charles Soyer. No 115
Union street, was entered and robbed of $25 worth of ci
A woman named Bridget Cunningham died suddenly at .
Greenpoint on Sunday. It was at first supposed that she
hid been poisoned, but on an inquest being held bv Coro
ner Barrett, it appeared that she bad died from heart dis
Louis Hays has been arrested and is held to answer for
stabbing Michael Allen several limes in the face with*
large pocket knife, in a drinking saloon. No. 39 Carroll
street, during a quarrel on Tuesday night. *
A young man named Malian wa? bitten week before
last by a dog belonging to Herman Hell, living in North
Sixth street, Williamsburgh. The boy’s father made com
plaint before Justice Lailey srnne days ago, and the Jus
tice sent him to Hell with an order to have the d.w shot
It is said that the order and the dog were both executed
” Tho dog is dead, the poor old dog.”
About 10 o’clock on Wednesday morning the granary
attached to Seitz’s brewery, on Remsen street, caught
fire ar.d was burned to the ground. Loss about S7,WO, on
which there was no insurance.
A respectable looking old lady had for several days
been going about Wiiliamsburgb and collecting money off
the charitable, by representing that her landlord was
turn her out, with several other pitiful stories, in
which there was not a particle < f truth, wiie was at last
arrested and brought before Ju,slice Dai-ev oa Wednes
day, The Justice sent her to the penitentiary for six
A rs Bl i kburn, of 1.80 Prospect street, was ruu over on
Thursday night by a wagon in City Hall square The in
juries were not serious Hie driver, Jno Cook, wa s ar
rested. but subsequently discharged.
The Montague Hall nominees are all withdrawn from I
the canvas.
There was a large Union meeting at Grand Street Gar- i
den, Wiliiamsbnrgh, on Thursday evening. TLE Russell -
a wtugee from Georgia, addressed it. Mr. L F. Bigemw I
of New York, also made an able address.
The B#ard of Supervisors met on Thursday evening I
The thirty second report of the Bolief Commissioners was !
received. From it we learn that from Sept. 28th to O t
31st there hate been paid to the families of soldiers, 1
$ s 5>4 50. Much discussion was had over a claim of Rem J
G. Hcpernan for $2,190 for services while acting as coro
i er. It was finally treferr< dto the Law Committee
ftTherewo-s a very large Union meeting at Washington
Hall, IMlliamsburg, on Friday evening. Honfl Damas
Strong. E Delafield Smith and others addressed it.
fel’ne Democrat’c procession on Friday night, in which
both Districts were included, was comequeotly a “ bi '
thing”—on whec’s. It was the saturnalia of all the old
horses In Brooklj n. Some of them will never recover it
1; was not a “ one-hom affair” at ail eve nt 5 .
(Written for the New York Dispatch.]
By J. Henry Hayward.
How ssd it is in early life
To lose an early friend ;
To have the grave, with ail its gmom,
■t tie ties of triendship rend I
The joyous laugh, the pleasant smile,
1 he words we Love to store
In memory, are silent then,
Are hid for evermore ;
Hid to the eye, still’d to the ear,
Lost to the heedless throng.
Though in the heart they e:ho yet,
As the strains of some sweet song I
So, Aggie, lives thy memory.
Which re ver can depart;
Thy joyous laugh, and words of love
bi ill echo in each heart
That, knew- and prized thee for thy worth,
Which few in life may claim :
And, like the fragrance of the rose,
Still lingers round thy name :
A mother’s tears—a sister’s sob.
A husband’s bow’d down head,
All tell us that, while they have life,
Thou, Aggie, art mA dead 1
Entered according to act of Congress in the Clerk’s Office
of the Dis-rict Court of the Southern District of the state
of New York, by Amob J. Wiiaiamson.
A comfortable, but not a happy home, was
that of the great lawyer, Christopher Roebuck.
Wealth does not always assure us of all the
blessings that are to be found below. In that
apparently comfortable and fashionable parlor,
sat Mrs. Roebuck and her daughter—the one
engaged on some needle-work, the other glanc
ing at the news of the morning paper. What
has Mrs. Roebuck seen that site should sud
denly become pale and fell back insensible, in
her chair ?
■ Alice, her kind-hearted daughter, summons
help, and Mr. Roebuck himself appears, who
at first supposed the house to be on fire, and
while the domestics are applying those restora
tives, made and in such cases provided for, he
casually picked up the paper that lay at the
feet of his wife, amt is about to throw it aside
when a. paragraph strikes Iris eye, and he, too,
though he docs not faint, looks disturbed and
. uneasy.
“ Extraordinary escape from Sing Sing,”
; was the item that caused this butter in the
I household of Roebuck.
Mr. Roebuck has seen enough. He knows
the cause of his wife’s aliment.—it is nothing
deadly dangerous. He folds the paper care
fully up, tells his daughter to send Mrs. Roe
j buck to the library when she recovers ; he will
' wait for her there
' “So he has escaped, has he f” And Roe
’ buck stopped suddenly in his limited walk to
■ again glance at the paragraph that caused him
! such uneasiness. “ Weil, I may as well look
I this matter squarely in the face.”
“Extbaobdinaby Escape i-bom Sing Sing.—
■ Edward Livingston, tried and convicted of mur
-1 der in Ike first degree, and sent to the State
Prison for life, escaped yesterday from the State
I I’rison at Sing Sing ; and the strangest thing of
i all, nobody knows now he got out. A reward of
| *SOO is ottered for his re-arrest. What adds in-
I t erest to the case is the fact that a young man
I lamed Frank Livingston, supposed to be a son
■ ot the murderer, is also incarcerated in the same
' institution for grand larceny.”
! Roebuck crumpled the paper up, threw it at
, his feet stamped on it, then knocked it into ;i
“Thus will I serve him, if he attempts to
raise bis head.”
At length, after a long impatient waiting,
Mrs. Roebuck, disturbed the monotony of his
library with her pale, ghastly presence. She
knew she had erred once, and having done
this, she submitted to insult and wrong from
the man to whom she was unequally yoked ;
but praying and hoping that the time would
soon come when the seal of the angel of death
would relieve her of all earthly sorrows.
But as she read this strange paragraph in
the morning paper, a new and strange feeling
had arisen in that dormant breast; and why
notA husband and a son—her first-born by
her first and only love, had both bean inmates
of a State Prison at the same time ; but, the
hutband had escaped, and might now be in the
city. She had been divorced by a fraud, mar
ried by ajr«w<Z, and was.now held in matrimo
nial servitude, by trick and device.
•• Mr. Roebuck, I am here at your bidding,”
said the care-worn wife, as she stepped slowly,
but with dignity, into the library.
“Be seated, madam,” said Roebuck, in a
peevish, ill-natured tone of voice.
“ I prefer to stand,” replied the wife, in a
cold, haughty tone.
“ But 1 prefer that you should be seated. I
say so for your comfort, as I have much to tell
you and as he said so, he took her by tbe
mm, and all but forced her to be seated. “I
need not tell you,” and as he said this stand
ing before her with Iris arms folded behind his
Lack, while she, like a marble statue, sat look
ing listlessly forward into space—forward did we
t-ay ?—O, no ! away back into the past memo
ry carried her ; in a single gasp was grasped
the outlines of a lifetime— what titigkt have been,
ut was not, now.
“ P'ou have read that paragraph in the paper
of this morning, I presume By that, you
find yourself the wife of two husbands. Is’your
love greater for a felon than an honest man
that you should get excited over it ? Beside’
that worthless, good-for-nothing- son of yours,
has at last turned out as I expected he would
no better than his father—a thief!”
“ Have you done?” said Mrs. Roebuck rising
to her feet, and throwing upon him a woman’s
withering scorn or? contempt.
‘ Xot quite. Possibly the scamp may come
Lore to annoy us. How will you receive him,
should he call upon you ?”
“ Mr. Roebuck, unfortunately I have been,
by your instrumentality, made the wife of two
husbands ; but from now out, I am the wife
Oi’ neither. That is my resolution, sir.”
“ Well, I admire your heroism. You can j
And it is the last time Mrs. Roebuck an
swers the call of her husband,” said the wife,
as she walked slowly out of the room, and did
net evrn deign to cast a parting look of regret
behind her.
“ Enough,” said Roebuck to himsolf, as he
was again left alone. The old first love still
exists; I see. I shall have to watch her ; but
first I must catch that fellow Livingston and
send him back to his old position at Sing
At tire office of Mr. Roebuck that day, there
was a great ingoing and outgoing of visitors.
Vi hat their mission was can be easily divined
fiom the fact that nearly all were ward or gen
eral detectives. He had sent for theca individ
ually, and privately informed them ~f the es-
cape of Edward Livingston from Sing Sing,
and a liberal reward he offered for his capture.
The city was scoured and the State war)
scoured, and the country' was scoured ; tho
telegraph was need, and the maC! was
freighted with correspondence East, West,
South and North; an imaginary sketch was
penciled of the murderer, then photographed,
and a .copy was furnished to every Chief -tif
police in the Union; but, notwithstanding *2l
llris extraordinary expense, trouble, :ml ex er
tion, no Livingston was arrested. Ncr was ?■»
Opposite to Mr. Roebuck in nicely
apartments, lived in quiet retirement, th i re,»n
about whom ail this great hub-bub was create J,
quietly biding his time
b He is somewhat irregular in his hours, b: t
always careful and regular in his tri let...
Months come and go, and he still remafced
the same unobtrusive little gehtleman. Ha
minded nobody’s business, and nobody minde I
his. If he sat there at his half covered win
dow and leisurely supped his coffee for ca in
rhe forenoon, it was nothing to his fs'-’o-Y
boarders, he paid his way, owed nobody -
thing, and it was nobody’s business what bus
iness he followed.
For a time his regular irregularity did excite
some comment in the house in which he Eyed,
hut eventually the boarders found some ethe r
subject of whom they made food for gossips.
In the meantime although quiet, unobtru
sive and silent, he was silently and birs'ly sX
work to accomplish an end, what that w vj •-,«
shall soon see.
Something likc'tlirce yeans has elapse.l t.,;..0
the first meeting of Alice Roebuck and Albert
Wilson, her father’s clerk. Then his visits
were received in a clandestine manner ; now
they were made publicly and seemed accepta
ble to father as well as daughter. Teen he
was but a clerk, now he is a partner, a■_ 1
such is respected; he is the junior member of
the law firm of Roebuck & Wilson—and they
enjoy- a very- extensive and lucrative prac
To-night there is to be a wedding ; the ceir
ess of the wealthy Mr. Roebuck is to be car
ried to her father’s young partner, Albert Wil
son. It is a marriage, however, to which «tso
father unwillingly gives his assent, hut tbs
daughter urges it, and he is compelled
yield obedience to her wishes.
It is to be a fashionable wedding and no ex •
pause will be spared to give it ectat. To be
sure, as might be expected, there will be some
singular guests there, who, though fashionably
attired, may not be there for a friendly pur
pose ; hut Roebuck dreams not of danger, atdl
to all he behaves with ■'urbanity, and e-;e.a
forces a smile when it seems necessary.
That the bride and the bridegroom Ijvel
each other, and rejoiced in the bright futur.o
that seemed before them, they made r.o effort
to conceal, but, however satisfied they them
selves were with the union, it did not give en
tire satisfaction to some disappointed ad
In appearance, in manners ami speech there
were none of the characteristics of the ferber
in Alice Roebuck ; she was the impersonation
of love, truth and gentleness. She loved .'m<l
was beloved in return. Wilson sought her
hand, the father consented, but why he wan
compelled to yield to the solicitations cf hia
clerk, was a secret, known only to the two. an I
it was not for the interest of either that <>; -s
should be made their confidents.
“Byjove!” exclaimed a coxcomb d.sn.'y to
I his companion, while surveying Alice toroogh
i his glasses, “she is a divinity. How eoald
I her father throw her away on this adven
turer ?”
“That’s the puzzle,” echoed rhe other..
“Why, see, Wilson’s half seas over, ajjready.”
This was really the case. The briuegroom,
intoxicated with love or wine, which, it was
impossible to say, was acting and talking fool
ishly in a hiccuping manner, so much rt
the bride saw it, and like many others, her
marriage was confirmed with the deW-drcgs cf
grief. She was followed into a recess of the
room by her husband and there she remonstra
ted with him.
“O, do Albert, for my sake, drink no more
to-night. You know that the eye, of every
one here are on us. ’ ’
“ True, darling, but to be foolish once in
one’s lifetime on an occasion such as this >- es
cusable. There can be but one true inai r .. o
in one’s lifetime—other marriages may fell ow
but then they are only civil contracts. B'.to
from my word, Alice, isn’t it strange ? I’ve
began to feel as stupid as a fool. 1 all b-j»
think your father has drugged the wine tes-en t
me to sleep. But come, let’s join the dance
that may wear it off.”
Two strangers stood at a distance, ami we-o
quiet observers of all that transpired, the o .o
appeared to be about forty years of age,'th®
other was evidently his junior by twentyye .rs-.
They were shy in their moverheute," ami
avoided, most carefully in coming in coEtacS
with Roebuck.
; “It works well!” remarked the eldest cf
the two to his companion.
At that moment the music suddenly ceased
and the scream of a female was heard for
above the din and contusion that prevailed ia
the room. The bridegroom in the midst ol'/
the dance had reeled and staggered lice a
drunken man and fallen helplessly on the fiaor,
and the wife of an hour, knelt, over him, ia
sympathy unmindful of the side remarks of
envious friends,
“Make room .there, ladies, give Irirc r/.-, ’
exclaimed Mr. Roebuck in a husky voice, hur •
tying in to the circle that had gathered round
his son-in-law. “Gentlemen help me
him to another room. The air is too close at'l
suffocating here.”
“It works well,” repeated the stranger
and as the inanimate body was carried cut A e
muttered in a tone somewhat louder than a
whisper, just loud enough to be heard by vots >
envious old maids near him, “The fellow .■}
The strangers immediately left the house <.f
Mr. Roebuck, and after their departure, tce o
were strange whisperings among the guest?,
significant shakings of rhe head, .until filially
this drawing-room criticism became unpleas
ant. He was drunk was the universal ver
This untoward event put a sudden damper
on this blaze of revelry and joy.
One by one this galaxy of beauty and fashion
took its departure, all jumping hastily at tlo
conclusion that the bridegroom Sad be
come elevated; that the bridegroom ha.l
taken a drop too much — ergo, the bridegroom
couldn’t stand it, and hence he lay down. Is,
was a very common failing in this world, but
then it was a very wrong time, turd a very
wrong place to exhibit such a failing. 14
wasn't quite fashionable to parade vice; on
the contrary, it should have a glossing, and if
discovered, have an apparent excuse. The
house was at length relieved of every gnssS
Jong before the anticipated breaking up r.c.rr
of tlris most fashionable wedding.
“There is a master fiend at work here,”
exclaimed Roebuck, as he surveyed the desert
ed room. He touched the bell, seated himsc. f
in a chair and buried his burning forehead 5u
his hands.
“ Sir,” and the servant gave a slight co '.gh
to arouse his attention.
“ Ah! I did not hear you enter. Here you
sir, get one of the servants to go off itrinedi '

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