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VOLUME XX.
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SHERMAN’S PROGRESS.
Late and Important News.
MACON CUT OFF’!
A METHODIST CONFERENCE STAMPEDED.
Ukhnaend papers of Thursday have been received.
From these papers we learn that Sherman's advance to
ward Milledgeville has stampeded the Methodist Confer
enee which was preparing to assemble at that place, the
members having fled, like the Legislature, as fast as their
tegs could carry them.
The Richmond Dispatch says one column of troops fol
lowed the line of the Georgia Railroad sixty-seven miles
«stcf Atlanta, and then struck off due south for Milledge
ville. Tills column had already reached Eatonton, the
•terminus of the railroad running off from the Georgia
Central through Milledgeville, and only twenty five miles
northweti from the latter city. The other column, headed
»y Sherman in person, followed down the line of the rail-
Tcad leading to Macon as far as Griffin, sixty-eight miles
from Atlanta and forty three from Macon, and then struck
■off diagonally to Gordon, located twenty miles east of
Maeon on the Georgia Central Road, at the point where it
As intersected by the Milledgeville Road. Thus Macon
was cut off from communication eastward, and the an
nouncement of the capture could not reach Richmond.
At Gordon, Sherman was attacked by Wheeler’s cavalry,
but without success. From Gordon below and Eatonton
above, the Federal columns were moving on Milledgeville
in conjunction, leaving no avenue of escape for the citi*
>ens and others, except on loot, eastward.
FROM THE ARMY*IF THE POTOMAC.
THANKSGIVING DAY AMONG
THE SOLDIERS.
REBELS DESERTING IN LARGE NUMBERS.
ALL CONFIDENCE LOST.
EFFECT OF THE RE-ELEC IW OF PB.E3S-
BEKT LKCOIA.
Washington, Nov. 26.
Information from the Army of the Potomac is to the
effect that Thanksgiving Day was truly a festive occasion
Among the soldiers.
Since the news of President Lincoln's re-election has
been circulated in the rebel army desertions to our lines
have increased largely. It is said by deserters that the
number of rebel soldiers known to be watching for favor
able opportunities to escape is astonishing, and the de
moralization is so general that the officers fear to trust
any of their troops on picket. They have lost confidence
even in South Carolina and Virginia uroops.
EXCITING NEWS.
FROM KENTUCKY AND TENNESSEE.
Hood’S Army Heinforced. lay
Forrest and Dick Taylor.
A BATTLE EXPECTED AT COLUMBIA.
HOOD TO JOIN BRECKINRIDGE.
WITHDRAWAL OF O.R FOftCFS FROH PC
LASHI.
GEN. BURBRIDGE AT CUMBERLAND GAP,
Locxltiixh, Ky., Nov. 25.
About thirty of Jesse's gang of guerrillas were at Shel
byville last night, robbing the stores and gathering in all
the plunder they could.
Jesse, with another gang, was at Eminence at the same
time plundering the people.
Federal forces were sent out from Frankfort to-day to
took after Jesse and his gang.
Gen. Burbridge, wi h his command, has arrived at Cum.
berland Gap.
An accidental fire at the State Penitentiary at Frank
lort, last night, destroyed the ckair manufactory, black
smith aud cooper shops. Loss SSO 000.
Rumors prevail here, which if verified, would be con
traband. that Hood’s army, about thirty thousand strong,
cue-third cavalry, and ten batteries of artillery, includ
ing reinforcements from Forrest and Dick Taylor, was
Starching on Pulaski on Wednesday.
Hoed will either fight at Columbia, or leaving Colum
bia, march into East Tennessee, and join his forces to
those of Breckinridge.
It is possible that a battle was fought at Columbus to
day.
A rebel colonel was killed in a skirmish yesterday.
A detachment of our cavalry pickets were driven in
within three miles of Columbia, when the rebels were
repulsed by our Infantry.
On Wednetd xy our forces withdrew from Pulaski, and
It Is supposed they will be concentrated at Columbia.
There is believed to be no danger to Piraskl for the
yresent __
FROM WASHINGTON.
TB.EA&VHV CLEHRS ASKUG FOR AS IS.
CREISE OF SALARY.
THE INDIAN TROUBLES.
Kembers of Congress Arriving.
Washington. Nov. 26.
A petitkn was in circulation yesterday in the Treasury
Department asking Secretary Fessenden to exert his fn
itaence with Congress to raise the salaries of the em
ployees.
From Information received at the Indian Bureau, it ap
pears that peace pre va'ls la an unusual degree withall
♦f the Indian tribe p.
Twelve or fifteen Members of Cor grew are now in the
•tty.
PWMJ BF A J. WILLMON.
THE VERMONT RAIDERS.
THEIR APPLICATION REJECTED.
They wDJ probably be Bwrendere<t to tbe
11. g« ItHhorUles.
Tonosio, C. W , Nov il, 18G1.
The application of the St Albans’ raiders to the Cana
dian Gavernment to dispatch a messenger to Richmond to
obtain evidence alleged to be material to their defence,
has been rejected.
It is understood that the Government has considered the
raiders to be undergoing examination upon charges mak
them amenable to the extradition treaty, and that
evidtnee procured at Richmond, while It might be very
material if the rebels were before United Stales Courts, is
of little consequence at this stage of the proceedings.
It has transpired that cannon and war material have
been transhipped from Sarnia on a tug boat bound for
Lexington in the State of Michigan. It is thought.prob
ab,e ihatthe Georgiin took cannon on board when pro
ceeding in the direction of Collingwood.
releasedTrisoners.
THEIR HOhRIBLE CONDITION,
THE FIEYBHffiSESS OF TE£ REBELS.
HELL LET LOOSE!
Baltimorh, Nov. 26.
The correspondent of the Baltimore American, under
date of Annapolis, last evening, says :
• Two of the first vessels composing Col. Mulford’s fleet
of trantportf, arrived here to-day with the paroled men
from Savannah, the steamers Atlantic, Capt. Gray, and
the Blackstone, Capt Berry, the former having on board
649 living skeletons and eight dead bodies. Nine others
were burled on the passage.
•'Such was the wretched state of these poor men, that
our surgeons were themselves appalled at the awful sight
Not a man among the number but had to be sent to the
hospitals, many to leave them only lor the graveyard.
•'The 550 on the Blackstone were In better condition,
and made the welkin ring as they landed on the free
shores o! Marj’land.
“Surgeons Vanderkeef and Parker, and their assistants,
evinced the deepest interest in the poor fellows, and are
doing all In their power to mitigate tteir sufferings.”
SISKLW OF THE FRANCIS Bfc!D»Y-ERIE
CANAL BREAK.
Albany, Nov. 26th.
The steamboat Francis Sklddy on her way to New York
last evening ran on a rock about six miles below this city,
and sunk. None of her passengers were injured, and none
of her freight damaged.
The break In the Erie Canal, about sixteen miles east of
Rochester, will not be repaired this season.
MBttUANEOUS WAR ITEMS.
The Cincinnati Commercial, of the
21st, says: Gen. Burbridge has been put on the alert again
by reports that Gen. Breckinridge is attempting the inva
sion of K entuciy, byway of Bull’s Gap. The short allow
ance on which the rebel General has been put In South
western Virginia has doubtless whetted his desire for a
dwelling place again on the fat blue grass lands, but his
undertaking, particularly at this season of the year, is one
of great temerity. 11 is not, however, difficult to imagine
that he will be in a desperate strait for Winter supplies
lor bis army, unless he makes some bold strike for a new
source. Forces are, we learn, being concentrated rapidly
at a point beyond Lexington, to counteract his move
ments, and there ought to be no great difficulty in keep
ing his hungry horde in the mud and knobs of the Uum
berland’s bead waters until tney cave m or letire.
According to statements made by
agents of the Government, at a public meeting in Phila
delphia, on Monday night, in behalf of the freed negroes
ot the South, there are 40.000 ot tnis class almost under the
shadow of the Capital at Washington, and at Port Royal,
S. C.. there are 19.000. The latter “can sustain them
selves,” it is reported, though the statement is not clear
that they do. In the Department of the Cumberland,the
freed negroes have raised cotton to the value ot $300,60).
and the three schools, located at Huntsville, Nashville,
and Murireesboro’, are ail prosperous. Several of the
negroes at Port Royal have bought plantations and raised
crops worth trom 81,500 to $4,000. Bishop Potter, who
presided at the meeting, thought the future was promis
ing.
The New York correspondent of the
Boston JourivJ KAyf>-. I met at the Astor House last week
an officer who has recently been released from Libby
Prison. He Informed me that the soldiers on being liber
ated, did not know how to contain themselves Some
made themselveß sick with running, fourteen died from
joy. The officer states no pen can describe tne suffering
and privation that exists in Richmond It cost him ninety
dollars a day to live at tne hotel the few days that he re
mained there. Small loaves of br« ad, Hardly as large as an
inkstand, cost twenty dollars. The rations of the prisoner
comisted chiefly or rotten beans and pork, the stench of
which was intolerable.
A bounty broker from New York
lock a substitute to Newark, N. J., last week, and a«
charged, arranged with Lieut. Tucker, of the Provost
Marshal’s office, to allow’ the substitute to escape, agree
ing to Day S4OO. One cl - the guard was confided in., but
revealed the alleged plot, and the Lieutenant and bounty
broker were arre ted. During tne late drafts quite a
number ot substitutes and volunteers escaped from the
guard house at Newark, N J., and the court martial of
Lieut. Tucker will probaoly bring to light extensive frauds
oxi the part of others belonging to the Reserve Corps.
Three suspicious-looking characters
lately entered the Cumberland Valley cars at Oakville
Pa., and paid their tare to Harrisburg. A soldier who
was aboard the train being suspicious of their character,
placea them under arreat. and as they were transferred
from one car to another, the train going at full speed, one
of them jumped off. The others, believing their com
panion to have been killed by the leap, confessed that
they were rebel spies belonging to Gilmor’s band. Tne
one w ho fell from the train was subsequently captured in
a field near by. He was badly injured bv the fall. Thev
m ere all taken to Carlisle for trial. J
The Washington authorities have
received information that the Federal deserters in Cana
da, estimated at over five thousand in number, are in a
deplorable condition, and would gladly return to their
duty if an amnesty were offered. They are barefoot,
half fed, and half dad, and are working upon the rail
roads lor a mere pittance that win sot keen body and
soul together. They are unpopular with the Canadians,
who take every means to crowd them and the draft rein
gees back to the United States. In every respect thev are
worse ofi than the escaped negroes.
A company of over a hundred men
who, under the title of the Georgia Home Guard, had
been for some time doing good service as scouts in tbo
Union service In North Georgia, were recently surprised
and surrounded, about sixty miles northeast ot Dalton, by
over three hundred rebels. The members of the Home
Guard were principally men who had been conscripted
into the rebel service and deserted, and their captors, de
termined to allow them no merev, immediately shot or
hung all but twenty-one ot them in a most deliberate and
inhum&n manner.
Gen. Sheridan has received a valua
ble sword and horse equipments from several gentlemen
in New York, whose names do not appear In acknowl
edging the receipt of the gilt, he writes: -Willyou be
kind enough to express to the gentlemen who gave me
this magnificent gift how deeply I prize their deliaacy and
kindness? I wish I knew them all aud could shake them
by the hand and thank them personally for their expen
sive token of their regard.”
The statistics of deaths in Washing
ton hcspitala during the war show a mortuary of over
fit'een thousand, nearly all of whom have been buried by
the Government, Among tuese New York is most repre
sented. she havirg Jost three thousand two hundred and
fifty-three The greatest number of deaths were from
typhoid lever, rive hundred were troru amputations,
»nd only two ti om sabre cuts Nearly a tuoaaand have
been exhumed and removed by the friends ot the de
ceased.
We are gratified to learn, says the
Richmond Whig November 21, from the very best author
ity, that the Indian nations located we*t of Arkansas, are
now true and devoted to < ur cause, and that they are al
most entirely free from Yankee invasion or molestation
The Creeks, Cherokees, Choctaws and Beminotes are all
in cordial alliance with the South and give our cause a
hearty support
Acting-Master Henry W. Washburn,
of New London, Conn., who is now a prisoner of war at
Caxnp Ford, near Tyler, Texas, states in a letter just re
ceived, that it is reported there that the Navy prisoiers
will soon be exchanged Mr. Washburn has been in the
hands ot the Confederates about two years—too long he
says, to be any way sanguine that he will soon be ex
changed, and he has ma ic up his mina to pads the Winter
at Camp Ford. There are at the present time 2,500 pris
oners at this camp.
A Norfolk correspondent says ; It
may be six months before either the rebel capitol or »he
“ Cockade Chy” tails, yer it mav not be two weeks cir
cumstances control everything at this moment and it is
not improbable that, ere tne mantle of Winter closes its
icy tolas aroand our army, we may take up our Winter
quarters in Richmond, or been the wing in pursuit of
Lee’s broken and demoralized forces At tbe Gosport
Navy Yard every thing is bustle and excitement.
The Wheeling Intelligencer says :
•’ As the Winter season comes on, the rebel deserters are
swarming into th’s department Irom the South. We were
informed yesterday that within the past five weeks two
or three thousand soldiers have come In at one point, to
aay nothing of thoi-a who are constantly coining in at
«th*r points It is deemed advisable not to mention the
lArtkiGW route by whwh Ue Ce&erteys escape to tur
NEW YORK, SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 1864.
lire®, for fear that the rebel authorities may stop up the
hole.”
Lieut. Diesosway, of Staten Island, a
gallant officer cf one of the New* York regiments, was re
cently captured, with other officers and men, by Moseby s
Sucrnßas. He was one of the seven selected for execu
on in retaliation for the hanging of some rebel murder
ers by General Custer’s men in the Valley; but. in con
sideration that he did not belong to General Ouster’s bri
gade, he was let off, and some other officer was selected
by these fiends and executed.
Guerrilla outrages continue frequent
in the track of Price’s beaten army. A fe w days since
the Ftsge between Kansas City and Independence was
overhauled and robbed. Later upon the same day Mr.
Theodore Rick and another man were moving their fami
lies to Kansas City, when they were attacked beyond the
Blue and both murdered in cold blood—Mr. Rick in the
presence of his wife and four little children.
As Battery D, Illinois Light Artil
lery, was turning a corner on their way to the Chatta
nooga depot in Nashville, a few days ago, one of the cais
gers exploded, causing the death of one person and the
probable maiming lor life of three others. A negro,
standing at gome distance, had one eye taken out by a
fragment of shell, and the other so injured that it is prob
able he will become entirely blind.
Gen. Sherman is described by a cap
tain •* as a man who has a gaunt look—about as if he got
hungry when a boy and never got over it. A nervous
man, never quiet, pulling his whiskers or buttoning his
eoat er twisting a string or rubbing a finger—never
quiet, but wi h a kind Icox in his face that reminds one of
a panther, if he got angry, fiery, keen, powerful, and a
genius.”
An artilleryman of an Illinois bat
tery, who had been a prisoner in both Andersonville and
Charleston, recently escaped, and states that tbe harvest
has filled the barns and storehouses of Central Georgia-
Horses and cattle were quite plenty in the country through
which he passed, and but few rebel eoldiers were seen.
All this Is favorable for Sherman.
From the Ist of June, 1863, to the
present time—a period of between fifteen and sixteen
months- United States Marshal Keyes, ot Boston, has paid
over to the United States Treasurer, as the proceeds of
captured blocks de runners, adjudicated at that port, over
five millions dollars. In one case, a single blockade run
ner netted, with the cargo, upward of three hundred
thousand dollars.
The persistence of the 54th Massa
chufcctfs (colored) regiment in refusing, for nearly two
years, to accept less pay than white soldiers, has finally
triumphed. On the 29th ot October the men received
their full arrears of pay. The regiment has been on ser
vice in South Carolina for more than a year, and has done
good service in many battles.
The Washington correspondent of
the Philadelphia Ledger, under date of Friday, says: ‘‘The
report that Ewell has retreated up the Shenandoah Val
ley is not credited here. In fact, letters received in this
city irom Sheridan’s army, written night before last, rap
represent Ewell as having been reinforced, and prepar
ing to attack Sheridan.
Within a tew weeks Fort Lafayette
has received a large number of prisoners, so that it is now
crowded. Fifty offi -iers and non commissioned officers, in
addition to the seventy five rebels formerly there, have
been lecetted. Among them are Gen Paige aud staff,
captured at Fort Morgan, Mobile Bay.
Persons al the front report the re
cent rain storm as having left the roads in a wretched
condition, and drenched all the men and annuals The
Ftateiuent is current that a rapid rise of the James has
caused a bieaka.ge in the partition walls of Butler’s canal,
and the current was sweeping tnrough the new channel.
Zachary Taylor Edwards, a grand
non of General Taylor, was killed last Friday night, 18th
inst., in Hardin county, Ky. With six companions he
went to the house of John Tabor and demanded admit
tai-ce, which was refused. They then fired a volley of
musketry into the house. One cf tne inmates returned
the fire with a shot gun and killed Edwards The other
scoundrels tied.
It is said in Washington, by promi
nent friends of the administration, that the sending of
peace commissioners to Richmond is not now contem
plated, and that President Lincoln will fully Indicate his
policy with regard to pacification in his forthcoming an
nual message.
In Richmond, some cannon intended
for Gen. Early, in the Shenandoah Valley, were directed
to “ Mgjor General Early.” Some Union sympathizers
there gpt a marking-pot and wrote over tbe addresws
“ Gent ral Philip Shtrktan.care of”—much to the indigna
tion of the rebel authorities.
Gen. Banks has been tendered the
privilege of going back to New Orleans, with the same
ii mi tea powers he enjoyed after the arrival ot Gen. Canby.
This is urged upon Gen. Banks by the Administration, in
answer to strongly expressed wishes of leading civilians
of Louisiana.
Among the curiosities at the Sailors’
Fair, at Boston, there is a miniature steam engine, made
by two soldiers of the army before Petersburg, from ma
terials picked up on the battle fields. Ic is a perfect ma
chine, and works admirably.
Seventy bounty jumpers, who de
sorted and went over to the enemy, but who were recap
tured In Kentucky, were on Saturday, 19th inst, sent in
irons to Gem Patrick, at City Point, to await trial by court
maitial.
Sarah Jane Smith, of Washington
county, was sentenced to be hung, on the 25th of the pres
ent xnon;b, by a military comnißeion, at St. Louis, for cat
ting Governmer t telegraph wires.
The pirate Tallahassee, which re
cent y left Wilmington, is reported hard and fast ashore in
the Cape Fear River, with a probability that she will be a
total)oss.
Six tons of poultry and over eeven
tone of pastry were distributed* among the hospitalsand
artillery companies about Washington for Thanksgiving.
The Richmond papers have a report
that Gen Sheridan is sending off his forces from the Shen
andoah Valley to reinforce Gen Grant at Petersburg.
Ninety-six paroled Federal officei#
arrived at Memphis on the 15th, under escort ot ar«<<!
commissioner ot exchange.
IFaZZ street.—" Inform me whether
Major-General W. T Sherman is or is not a graduate of
West Point ? Also, his age.” Major-General Sherman is
a native of the State of Ohio. He was born in 182«». He
entered West Point in 1836, and graduated on the ttHh of
June, 1840, standing sixth in his class. On the Ist of July,
1840. he was commiesioned ia the United States Regular
Ai my as a brevet Second Lieutenant of Artillery, and was
shortly after appointed to the Third regiment of Ars’llery,
with the rank of Second Lieutenant. He has been in ac
tive service since he graduated.
A Subscriber.—“ Would the keeping
•of a couple of hanging baskets, filled with plants and ivy,
such as are to be seen in windows in bedrooms, be at alj
injurious to the health ?” As a general rule, the hanging
of flowers in bedrooms is conducive to health. Flowers
absorb carbonic acid gas, that which we exepire during
sleep, at night, and exhale during the day, oxygen, a
healthful element when properly combined with nitro •
gen. There arc Cowers which are injurious to health if
kept in bedrooms during the hours of repose.
Public Store. — To decide an argu
merit between a number of “the boys” in tne Public Store,
tell -us if a child born in Ireland, or any other country,
whose father comes to the United States and becomei a
citizen thereof before the child attains the age of sixteen
years, has that child to take 4>ut his papers, or does his
father’s adm ssion to citizenship make him a citizen?”
The child is a citizen. For confirmation, see sectiou four
of tbe act of Congress of 1802, and the second section of the
act of 1855.
Constant Reader.—“ Inform me if the
law passed by the last Congress to punish blockade run
ners, if caught the second time, to imprison them during
the war, applies to citizens of the United States only; or
does it include foreigners? If foreigners, have any been,
imprisoned?” The law makes no distinction in favor of
those who are the subjects of foreign powers There
are foreigners confined in the prisons of the United States
who were caught in attempting to violate the blockade.
<7. S.—‘‘ When you join a cavalry
regiment, does the National Govern inent furnish you with
boots; and, if any. what charge do they make for them ?”
Among the accoutrements given to the cavalrymen are
boots. He is supplied with a ceriain number of pairs
during the term of his enlistment Whatever additional
clothing he may desire Is charged against him and de
ducted from his wages. Clothing, etc , are furnished the
soldier at the lowest possible prices by the Government.
Consumer.—“ Has not a law been
enacted by the Legislature which prohibits gas companies
from charging for the rent of their metres ?” We know of
no special act. to that effect Some time since it was de
cided. in a suit tried in one of our courts, between a con
sumer and a gas company, that It was illegal to charge
rent on a meter placed in a building which was exclu
sively used by the company.
Humboldt— “ Where can I get a
copv of a work entitled, ‘ The Beuuties of Shakspere? ’
This correspondent writes from Humboldt. Kansas
Copies of the above work can be obtained by addressing
James G. Gregory, No. 510 Broadway.
Mrs C. A. M y.— \Aie Ninth Con-
nectlcut regiment is, we understand, with the Army of
the I‘okniac, and encamped near Petersburg, vs.
“Earless ofc dniJepnifni?
Bakquet of the Cento al Union Lin-
coin amd Johnson Campaign Club of the CirrorNsw
York.—This efficient and enterprising Union organization
held high revel on Wednesday evenirg laft, at the Metro
politan Hotel, byway of celebrating the triumphant re
, suit of the late Presidential election. Most of the promi-
nent Union men of the city were present. The Seward
men and Radicals fraternized on the most harmonious
terms. The wand of Prcsi lent Spencer for the time being
seemed to have allayed all hostility from the bosoms of
the rival chieftains as they fraternized over roast turkey
and champagne. In a word, thia banquet was a “big
thing.” Letters were read from Secretaries Seward and
Usher and Attoiney-Ger.cral Bates, of President Lincoln's
Cabinet, irom Senator Harris, Wm. C. Bryant, Lyman
Tremain,-Waldo M. Fo'ter, Anthony J. Bleecker, also a
telegraphic dispatch from Gov. Fenton, after which Mr.
Spencer went through the programme ot toasts prepared
for the occasion, commencing with
1. The President of the United SWes—Ue needs no other
eulogy than that which has just been pronounced by the
American people in his triumphant re election.
This sentiment was responded to by the Hon. Abram
Wakeman. His eulogy of the character and services of
Abrsham Lincoln was an able and masterly production.
2. Dis Excellency Reuhen E. Fenton and the Don. Thomas G.
Alvord, Governor and Lieutenant Governor Elect of the State of
Ncm Fork— Theii patriotism and ability give ample assur
ance that under their leadership the Empire State will
again keep step to the music of the Union.
Responded to by Lieut-Gov. Alvord, who pledged the
new State Government to fulfill the patriotic hopes of the
Empire State. This speech had the ring of undying devo
tion to the Union in it.
3. Tlue City of New York— Although we cannct claim for
her the merit ot contributing to the great cine victory we
celebrate, we may point with just pride to the patriotism
ard munificence other merchants and intelligent citizens
m furnishing men and means in support ot the war, and
to her splendid contributions lor the comfort oi the sol
diers in the field.
S. B. Chittenden, the merchant orator of Brooklyn, and
Wm. E. Dodge, who ought to have been the Representa
tive elect to Congress from the Eighth District, responded
to this great compliment to the merchants of New York.
4 The Event tee Celeln ate —A death knell to the Rebellion;
a bow of Dromise to the friends of civil liberty throughout
the world.
Ex-Mayor Opdyke made a capital speech in reply to
this sentiment, which was received with enthusiastic ap
plause by those present.
fi. Our Union Senators and in the Thirti/-
Ninth Congress —Acknowledged abilty and integrity justify
the confluence oi the metropolitan city—while fidelity to
the principles of the Union give assurance to the country
that its interests and honor have been safely intrusted.
The Congressman elect Irom the Ninth District—the
man who defeated Fernando Wood—the Hon. Wm. A.
Darling, responded to this toast. He really made tlie
speech cf the evening. The Union men of the Ninth Dis
trict may well be proud cf their new representative. He
will make his mark in Washington, as he has always6one
in everything he has undertaken.
6 Tie Union Press —Distinguished throughout the late
canvase by ability and courtesy, as well as by the highest
fidelity to the great cause it advocated.
This sentiment calk d cut Horace Greeley. It is needless
to state that the appearance cf Mr. Greeley was greeted
with rapturous applause. He always stirs up the enthusi
asm of tn audience of Union men anywhere. No man iu
the country had a better right to respond to this compli
ment to the Frets than the editor of the Tribune. During
the late canvass that journal wielded a power that went
far toward securing the great triumph of the Union cause,
which thi« banquet was got up to celebrate.
7. The Restoration of Civil Rights in the Rebellious Slates.—
I.et the fundamental conditions be Liberty and Union,
with Freedom to aIL
Responded to by David Dudley Field.
8. Our Foreign Relations —To do justice, and to require it.
is our principle and our policy in our intercourse with a'l
nations. We shall follow no id examples of might against
right, which have been set us in past history We shall
insist upon right against whatever might in the present
crisis and in our future career.
Hon. Wm. M Evarts made one of his masterly speeches
in response to this sentiment. He boldly pronounced for
the defence of the nation’s honor in her foreign relations,
let the case be what it would.
9. The Monroe Doctrine— T he nations of Europe mustspeed
ily learn ard abide by the knowledge that the American
Continent has been aevoted irrevocably to the principles
of Republican Freedom.
Senator Morgan responded, and called out Senator Sher
man of Ohio. Both these gentlemen made telling speech
cs, after which Hon. Chauncey M. Depew was called out
to respond in behalf ef Young America, which he did with
telling effect.
10. The Judiciary of the United States.— The momentous
legal and Constitutional questions growing out of the Ke
bellkm. require at the head of the Supreme Court of the
country, a jurist of profound knowledge, unsullied purity,
and ot tried fidelity to the cause of Universal Freedom.
Hon. E. Delafield Smith in response to this toast, made
an able and elaborate speech.
11. Emigration— Cur joits and our hearts are always
open to welcome the war.deror from other climes who
seeks a home where free institutions secure to him the
rights ard privileges denied in other lands.
Responded to'by the Hon A J. Dittenhofl’er, one of the
Picsidential electors, in a short and eloquent speech, in
which there was much originality and power.
12. The Army and Macy of the United SZa**.—Victory to
our armies has crowned the banner of the Union on
countless fielas of glory—while tie waters that flow to the
sea, ana the cccan that bears the traitor bark have been
lighted by the splendor of our naval triumphs.
J. fi. Matthews, an eloquent Union man from Mary and,
and Gen, Hiram Walbridge responded on the part of the
gallant soldiers and sailors whe are now in arms defend
ing our country and its flag against armed treason.
13 Woman.— Other lands are proud of having given one
Florence Nightingale xo bless our common humanity. It
Is our joy and pride to know' that every camo and hos
pital Las more than one angel whispering tbe words of
mercy to the hearts of the sick, wounded and dying Ame
rican soldier.
This called out Theodore Tilton, of the Indepemtent, who
made the winding up speech of the evening in his hap
piest vein.
It was nearly 2 o’clock on Thanksgiving morning when
the crowd separated in the very best of humor with them
selves and all the rest oi’ mankind, except rebels and
Copperheads. Charley Spencer was in his glory, and he
had a right tote at the success of his Cluo in the cam
paign and the recognition of its services by all wings of
tbe party who honored its banquet by their presence. It
was an occasion long to be remembered by those wao
were fortunate enough to be present.
Sfventh Waed Union Association.—
There are some live men in the 7th Ward At ths Prima
ty Election on Tuesday’ evening, white the voting wav
going on, an interesting meeting was held. The polline
Dlaco was crowded. Wm H. McKiwnky. I'reridential
Elector was first called out, and very happily responded
George Terwilligkb, ore of our best campaign speakers
followed, and reported what had been done for the Union
cause. The President of toe Association, Mr. Edward M
Skidmore, then offered the following resolution prefacing
it with an unusually happy speech :
Resolved, That we. Union citizens of the Seventh Ward
oi the city of New York, in common with the loyal peo
ple of our beloved country, cordially and.sincerely ap
prove the Proclamation of Abraham Lincoln, President
of the United States of America, appointing a general
National Thanksgiving to Almighty God on Thursday
next, the 21th day cf November, and will obse-ve it in
accordance with the request of our honored Chief Ma
gistrate ;
That we humbly offer up our prayi r i to the Ruler of tha
Universe for the many favors bestowed upon us and the
sick and wounded among vs. and for the army ana navy
now engsged in defending the Government against trea
son end rebellion throughout the land ;
That,-we humbly thank o.ir Father in Heaven for the
preseivatibnofthe Union by the election of Abraham
Lincoln and Andrew Johnson, into whose hands he has
placed the future destines of the Republic of the United
States, which shall endure until the end of time •
Thar, we ere thankful lor His aid, in the redemption of
the Mate of New’York from misrule and corruption by
the choice or cur worthy and Christian tellow-oltizen
Bon. Reuben E. Fenton, as the Governor of a patriotic
people ;
That, in His wisdom and mercy. Providence has inter
posed ano sas ed the reputation of the City of New York
from odium and wickedne.-s at the hands of evil and dis
loyal men, by giving to the friends of freedom the elec
tion oi our two estimable representatives in Congress.
Hon. Henry J Ray mend and Hon. Win A. Darling
The resolution was adopted with enthusiasm.
Local Union Nominations. —The fol
lowing gentlemen have been placed in nominations by
r h e Union Conventions in their respective districts In
UHw irwt &dermanic District, John Battorsbury; Seventh.
William Ninth Isaac Dayton; Thirteenth,
James E. Coulter. Councilman, Fourth Districf Messrs
Robert D. Hill, Isaac Kobiwon, Charles H. Patrick John
Murom, James Hays. Patrick H. Keenan; Fifth, W H
Tailor, Simeon Hazelton. Henry A. Smith John White
Elf Taylor, ISamuel R Patterson; Sixth. AIX Bl®
John D. Lfiwscn. J Wilson Green, George McLean Wm
Atkinson, Wm W Drumm<nd. Seventh, at large James
H. Welsh. Hamlin Babcock, John P
Ai alter Phelps, Auetm A Fuller, John W. Boekhorn.
Brooklyn.—The Union Central Club
to Cklibjmte the Result of the Electiox The Oen
tial Union (flub of Brooklyn is preparing an entertain
£iven at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, on
the 10111 December, in honor on the re election of Mr.
Lin . co J?- 11 will consist partly of a great promenade con
cert Tbe principal icature of the occasion will be au
address by Secretary Seward, who, it is announced, has
accepted the invitation to speak, and has promised that
c ontroi nt UuleS9 P reven,e ‘i b Y circumstances be-
The Deligates to the Seventh Aldei
manic District Convention met at Bleecker Buildings last
Friday evening, and nominated for Alderman William H
Godney. This is a nomination well worthy of support,
ard ah citizens irrespective of party, desiring municipal
leform. should cast their votes for this honest, patriotic
ar d capable man. ’ F “ v
Candidates for School and Charter
Omcxs.-W’e have tried to get a list of can-lidatcs lor
Char.tr and .school offices for this week, but things ar© so
mixed that we cannot claslfymore than about half of
tnn=e we have collected. We shall make another effort
[Writtea tor the Hew Voik Dirretea.)
AUTUMN.
By G. C. Howard.
The foliage rustling with sad tone.
Sings mournfully to fading flower*,
We’ve passed the equatorial zune.
And now must brace for chilling poTerr,
As thou sweet Autumn flll’st the air
With tints of beauty—rich and rare.
•And yet in solemn garb at times,
Yon canopy the realms of space
Spreading a pall o’er Northern dime*
Sad ; as the sorrowing for our race,
A quiet melancholy reigns.
Where thou display’st congealing veins.
How holy nature bends to thee.
Thy treaty currents hither bound,
Lays low the grass, and shakes the tree
Till colored sheets are spread around,
Or sprinkled with sleet, baD and rain,
GiM mirrors animate the plain.
Thy tints from childh iod I’ve admired,
Tnat tipped the trembling leaves so bright,
When the whole forest was attired
. In the sun’s pure and Heavenly light.
Then by the falling snow I’ve seen
How melting is life’s fretful dream.
You flatter everything, you kill
And decorate them after death,
The mountain, moor, the vale. the hill.
You kiss with your iresh new born breath,
men, strip them naked for the cold,
And in deep glens, the fragments fold.
Thy winds departed voices bring
Ol oiaos i love ;
Who cheered me in life’s early spring ’
With those I cheered, ali now above!
And through the starry orbs 1 seem
To trace them near night’s si; ver queen.
Last year with some bewitching ch Arm,
Yon took the sweetest youth from ow,
That ever linked a father’s arm.
Or hung recumbent o’er the knee.
And now I love thy shivering moan,
It harmonises with mine own.
Oh! let me die in thy embrace,
Loved Autumn, fir with thee I came
The ra<-lent beauty of thy face.
Will Ugh en the expiring pain,
Remembering mother’s griet and woe«,
Calmly at last my eyes will close.
Pure Autumn thou again wilt come
And go. as yon have ever done.
But we shall see no second sun
When our time-sanded glass has run
Perpetually our flying race.
Must give new generations place.
Entered according to act of Congress in the Clerk's Office
of the District Court of the Southern District of the State
of Hew York, by Amor J. Williamson,
isb
WHO WILL WIN
BY I*. THOMSON, REPORTER.
! ACTHOK OF “ THE FORGERS’ FAMIM," “ INFATUA-
TION,’’ ETC., ETC.
CHAPTER XXVI.
TITS PLOTTING 01’ ROEBUCK TO GET POSSESSION
or his wipe's property.
After business hours, a strange scone oc
curred in the private office of Roebuck & Wil
son, tire afternoon following the night of the
frightful dream of the lawyer, in which re
morse seemed to have seized his soul. Roe
buck was now awake ; he was beyond tnat se
cret controlling power which wafts us where it
will when asleep.
Looking into that face, it looked as placid
and unruffled as the inland lake in Summer,
unkissed by the faintest breath of Heaven.
As he sat by the table, and a bottle of wine
before him and ids son-iu-law, Wilson, he was
all affability and patronizing smiles. He had
forgotten the forced alliance, the forced part
neiship, the humiliating marriage, the terrible
disgrace, and cry of retribution in the haunts
of the thieves. All seemed forgotten now ;
the purpose of this familiarity looked as if Roe
buck intended to make an ally of his son-in
law, and thus set at defiance the counter-plot
ting of Livingston.
The wine has passed pretty freely between
them, and as equals they sat and talked, as
they had never done before, and on topics alto
gether apart from business —the subject of dis
course was politics.
“ I think, Wilson,” said Roebuck, in a pa
tronizing manner, “in fact, it seems to me
that you were made to cut a splendid figure in
the political arena. 'There’s a splendid open
ing for you in this district. I have ascertained
who are likely to be in the next race for politi
cal honors. By sharp working, you could de
feat them all handsomely. I mean to go into
politics myself, this Fall, and run for Assem
bly. ”
“ I don’t care much about going into poli
tics,” was the careless reply of Wilson. “It’s
a losing game for the candidate that’s honest.
The thing does well enough for the leaders,
who can, buy barter and sell the offices, like
sheep at so much per head. The idea, Mr. Roe
buck, makes me kind of squeamish ; besides, we
couldn’t run in the same district with any
prospect of success.’.'
“ Don't you trouble yourself about that. I
intend taking rooms at the Metropolitan or St.
Nicholas Hotel, and thus become a legal can
didate from the Eighth or Fourteenth Wards.
I will sound the wire pullers on both sides of
Broadway; then fix on the district that will
give me the least trouble to manage.”
“ That is an expensive proceeding.”
“ Rather—-if defeated.”
“ Mr. Roebuck, after all, I prefer remaining
at home and attending to business, and mak
ing a home worth living in ”
“ Pshaw! I thought you had more ambi
tion. You must enter the political arena if
you mean to make your mark in the world.
I’ll fix the primary elections for you, and se
cure the nomination ; don’t let that give you
any uneasiness. That done, the party must
vote for you. Give the devil the regular
nomination for the highest position of trust
and honor, and he will have the party vote.
The ties of party and the spoils of office are
more binding than ths marital vows. I could
name you a man that can get the nomination
for almost any place he pleases ; and when
nominated, ride triumphantly through the
canvass, over foe open and concealed; yet, not
one in a thousand has a kind word to speak of
him. The highest mead of praise they can
bestow upon him is, that he is smart—the
same can be said of thousands in our penal in
stitutions—-the same of the common enemy of
man. You must make a bold move in the
world, and make your mark. A’our wife will
be proud of it, so will Mrs. Roebuck. If we
come out together, then the expenses will be
much lessened.”
“As I have said before. Mr. Roebuck, I
have no penchant for political honors. I know
little of them. I thought you knew as little;
I never knew of you to mix up in them. I
have always understood politics to be a ruin
ous business to every one but those that made
it their business to make a living by it. That
business suits those who are in the ring and
can control the machinery and the money
and if they should be thrown out, as the devil
was from Heaven, start another opposition or
ganization of their own, with a platform of
principles as shifting and meaningless, and as
easily wiped out as the wilting on the sands
by the sea-shore. No, Mr. Roebuck, I don’t
care much about engaging in politics.”
“ Indeed ! I thought you were more ambi
tious ?”
“lam ambitious to have a lucrative prae
tice, and after business forget it in home’s com
forts. That is about as much as I care for I
suppose Alice thinks the same,”
Om NO. il BWOBT BT.
“Well, I don’t know but that quiet, con
servative sedateness of yours might suit a
monarchy, but it hardly becomes a citizen of
the Republic, where all is life, action, and pro
gression—no stand-still about it.”
"Butwhere there is life there is also de
cay.”
“ There is no necessity why we should take
the darkest philosophical view of this subject.
The Republic will outlive us. Let those that
come after us see to their own interests. We
have enough to do to live and legislate for the
present, without providing for the future.
Those of the future can do nothing for those
of the past, crumbling in the dust. ’ ’
“ There I differ with you : it is the duty of
man to provide according to the best of his
ability for his own, his children, and his coun
try’s future.”
"Nonsense. That is all stuff. The world
can provide for itself as it goes along. The
Republic existed before we saw it; it will exist
after we are forgotten.”
“ Enough, Mr. Roebuck ; I don’t care about
entering into a political discussion. All I
hope is, no emperor will ever rule over the
Union. You insist that I should enter the
political arena?”
“Ido.”
I have not the means.”
Mrs. Roebuck has.”
“ I feel a hesitancy in broaching the sub
ject.”
" You need not. Tell Mrs. Roebuck that
you and I intend to engage in politics, this
Fall, and that m Jewish is she should assist us.
It will cost a trifle Besides, I have neglected
business of late, and gone some in debt, and it
is her place to help us out of this dilemma,
and she has the power.”
“I did not know that Mrs. Roebuck had a
separate estate.”
"Of course she has Tell her from me that I
wish her to assign a portion of that property
to that 1 may obtain a mortgage on it, pay off
these debts, and go into this political con
test.”
“Must I do this?”
“ You roust, if you wish to preserve your
own and my credit. In politics, if both elect
ed, we can soon redeem our fortune.”
" It is a delicate subject, and I hesitate to
speak of it.”
“Use my name, and let her know that it
must be done.”
“ Well, when do you wish me to speak of
this?”
1 ‘ To-night; immediately when you go home.
I will follow’ you in an hour or two from now.”
“I’ll do it,” said Wilson to himself, as he
left the office ; “ but it’s a mighty unpleasant
mission.”
“So,” said Roebuck to himself, as the door
swung to behind his partner,
“ • Wha| a peevish fool was that of Crete,
Who tangnt his son the office of a fowl
And yet with all his wings the 100 l was drowned.’
'The fool is so domesticated he can’t be tempt
ed. He is worse to handle than I supposed ;
but, no matter, if the bait does not take, the
fault is his. not mine. The bait must not fail.
I must have possession of that property of hers
by means fair, if possible ; by force or fraud, if
necessary. Who knows but Livingston, after
all, may come out the winnerin this suit? Well,
if he does, let him have the honors while I re
serve to myself the money. With that I can
make a home for myself where I please. She
shall assign her property over to me to-night.
If she refuses—well, if the worst comes to the
worst, what crime is there in forging the name
of your wife? But I’ll force her to make a
voluntary assignment; then no harm can come
of the property, if Wilson fails to coax her.”
This was a bold stroke on the part of Roe
buck. He began now to fear that his wily foe,
Livingston, might win in the contest in which
they were engaged, and like a shrewd man, he
was making preparation for the worst turn
events might take. Under the pretence of en
gaging himself and his son-in-law in politics,
he thought he could induce Mrs. Roebuck to
assign to him some very valuable property, not
to mortgage, but to have it in his power to sell
it circumstances should compel him to flee the
country. He did not wish to force his wife to
sign away her rights if he could help it; nor
was it policy to forge her name, for then he
would be compelled to flee the country if she
thought fit to denounce him. That did not
suit him, and it was thus that he tried to
tempt his son-in-law to enter the political
world, knowing that a word from him would
have great influence with Mrs. Roebuck and
her daughter. He trusted to impose on their
credulity.
•lust as Mr. Roebuck was about to leave his
office, he was joined by Mr. Black, the law
yer.
“Ah! Mr. Black, you are the very gentle
man I wished to see. Give me your arm. I
believe we both go the same way up town?”
“ Yes, a little ways.”
“By-the-by, you are a notary public, ain’t
you ?’ ’
“ Yes. I believe I am.”
“Well, now, that is extraordinary. The
truth is, Mr Black, my wife is about to make
an assignment to me of some property that I
wish to sell. Now, couldn’t you dine with us
to-night ? She is too sick to leave the house
to go before a notary, and I am certain I cotlld
dispose of the property to advantage.”
“ Well, if that is the case, I guess I may as
well dine with you.”
CHAPTER XXVII.
THE SHADOW IN THE WINDOW,
A wretched man was Christopher Roebuck,
and a still more wretched woman was his un
fortunate wife. Edward Livingston had made
his presence and his power felt, though neither
had seen him, and both dreaded meeting him,
but from different motives. She was the wife
of two husbands ; her legal husband had her
hand, her husband divorced had her heart ;
to the one she had a son—her first born of
whose fate she knew nothing, to the other a
daughter who was with her, but whose mar
riage took place under very inauspicious cir
cumstances. The name of Livingston to
Roebuck, was the presentment of danger ;’the
wily villain had met with a foe who baffled
him at every step taken in this great suit of
Livingston against Roebuck, and though he
had the law and the wealth on his side, and
unscrupulous tools at his bidding “ Who will
win?” remained very doubtfully balanced.
When the name of Livingston was mentioned,
emotions to which she had been long a stran
ger would well up from the depths of the wo
man’s heart. Hehad wronged her, but he loved
her, and it was this excessive love that made him
jealous of her honor ; he believed her guilty,
and in the heat of passion he had thrust her
from him without the privilege of explana
tion. Now that he had returned os it were to
life, happy would she be in mind, and satis
fied would she resign her soul to its Maker, if
he but knew her innocence, and received his
forgiveness.
What was Roebuck to her—what was life it
self? But for her daughters sake she bore
all. They lived together as man and wife,
but they saw as little of each other as if they
were entire strangers. They housed but no
longer roomed together. Weeks and months
came and passed, and they never crossed each
other’s path, but at last the affairs of that
household had reached a crisis that it became
necessary they should see each other and ar
rive at an undei standing on some inportant
monetary and other matters.
Again Mr. Roebuck is alone in his library,
and the glare from the lighted chandelier
stfiOM to pain hie feverish brow, and the hea
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of the room feels oppressively hot. He rises
from his seat, throws the folding windows
apart, glances along the balcony, and out into
the murky distance, returns to his seat at the
table and glances furtively at some papers be
fore him. He seizes his pen, and gives the
finishing touch to the document before him,
then thtows the pen upon the table ami tails
back in his chair and relapses in studious
thought. •
Suddenly he starts, and touches the bell,
and the servant enters.
“ Send your mistress here, and say to Mr.
Black I will be with him in a few minutes,”
said Roebuck, in an authoratative tone. “ AVil-
Bon has failed. My turn comes now !”
Shortly after, the unfortunate woman en
tered, more like the shadow of a woman than
a living creature, and on reaching the table
she gazed at him awaiting his pleasure.
“ Honora, take a seat,” said Roebuck, mo
tioning with his finger to a vacant chair on the
opposite side of the table, “ this is no time
for ceremony.”
Honora took a seat, but made no reply to
his overbearing command.
“ We have known each other—how many
years may it be, Honora ?”
*’ Too many, alas ! to my sorrow, Mr. Roe
buck ; if I had kept account of my grief and
my wrongs, and presented them to Heaven, I
should e’er this have been more mercifully
dealt with, but I have unfortunately forgotten
all I learned when an infant at my mother’s
knee.”
“Religion, Honora, and your old first love
have gone between you and your wits.”
“ Would to Heaven that I had been more
faithful to both, better it would have been for
me, better for my children, and better for you,
Mr. Roebuck. 0, that we had never met,
never seen each other!”
"Your children I and it is little credit you
have by them. Your daughter is married to
a worthless scrivener ; drunk on the night of
his marriage, and the associate of thieves. A
credit neither to you, your daughter or him
s.lf. As for your son ”
“My son! 0 where is he?” and as the
wife said this, she in an imploring tone rose up
and stood in a pleading attitude before him.
“Your son!” repeated Roebuck with a
sneer ; “be seated. Your son, madam, has
been an inmate of the State prison, and it is
little credit you have by him.
“My son ! —a State prison! 0, mercy
Heaven!”
“Yes, Honora, he has been there and served
his time out. He has recently been arrested,
and now he will go the State prison this time
for life—that is’ ’ —and Roebuck lifted the pen
from the table and began to twirl it round his
finger with an air of nonchalance—“ he can
only be saved through the intervention of one
person, and that a woman.”
‘ 1 Who is she ?” asked Mrs. Roebuck, wildly.
“ Yourself, Honora.”
“ Oh! me ? Is this reality or a dream ?
Or do you only talk so as to drain the life
blood out of me ?’ ’
“Misery loves company, madam. I have
taken you to-night for my companion. As I
have said before, you can 'save your eon, but
there are conditions attached to it. But be
fore I come to that, I have further news—most
gratifying to you, no doubt. You know your
—I will not pain you by saying but
Edward Livingston—escaped from the State
prison—of that you are well aware. Well, he
it was—this model of early love, that yon wor
ship still—that drugged your son-in-law, the
husband of your daughter, on his marriage
night; and he it was inducted him into the
company of thieves. What think you, Hon
ora, of this early love of yours ?”
“Monster, you lie! Kill me, but do not
torture me with your falsehoods.”
“They are truths, Honora; and yet the
glad tidings are not all told you. Edward
Livingston, the murderer, the escaped convict
and felon, has been pardoned by his Excel
lency, the Governor, and restoied to citizen
ihip!”
“ Pardoned!” exclaimed Mrs. Roebuck, and
a hoarse laugh of joy burst from her lips.
“ Thank Heaven, justice has been done him
at last!” And tears of gratitude rolled down
her cheeks.
Roebuck looked on in astonishment at his
wife. 'The iron-hearted man had anticipated
the news would have been received very dif
ferently. Fear alone of the disgrace and scan
dal that would attend a separation had given
him that power over her which he had used
with unheard-of tyranny for so many years.
He anticipated this news would be a fatal blow,
for Livingston might now make himself known
to the world, and if he choose, inform it of the
relationship in which he once stood to Mrs.
Roebuck.
No fears of that kind entertained Ui onora.
In her generous nature she forgot her daugh
ter and herself. She cared not wh»i the tongue
of scandal might whisper—long-deferred jus
tice had been done to her first and only love.
_ “It seems, madam, this news hugely de
lights you,” said Roebuck, in an imperious
tone. “Madam, what about this son of
•yours?”
“Ah, yes ; the father absorbed for the mo
ment all thought of the son. What would
yon have me do, Mr. Roebuck ?”
“Hark you, Honora, this country cannot
hold us both, peace be us. L
must exile myself for ft few years, or exile
into eternity. Timo and tile dissipations or*
ci otv ded city like this will induce him to for
get his sufferings, and it may do something
else. You have a small property at your com
mand It is expensive living abroad. Sign
that deed, transferring that property to me.
dies!”’ aQd y ° U 106 ° y ° Ur S ° n ’ aDd Liviu ß l,fe>n
“ Have mercy, Heaven! Am I tempted bv
man or devil '. ’ And as the unfortunate wo
man stood by the chair, she clung to it for
support.
She staggered forward to the tabic and lifted
the pen.
“Christopher Roebuck”—and as the unfor
tunate woman leaned one hand on the table
and with the other held the pen, she gazed
steadily in the eye of her husband—“ would to
Heaven tnat after I have signed that paper be
fore me I should cease to Jive. Go forth, Roe
buck from my presence, and I pray you in
your travels remember what a woman will do
for the mail she loves, though discarded and
probably forgotten. See what a mother will
do for her child. She beggars herself, but
breathes more freely that she is a beggar, and
rid of the curse of her life. Roebuck, go
She leaned down upon the table to affix her
name to the papers before her, and the trem
bling pen had just touched the paper,
on fl'-'poia, said a shadow at the window.
She looked np and beheld Edward Livingston
himself. The pen dropped from her fin "era
she staggered, backward, attempted to reach a
seat, but too late, and she fell insensible on
the floor.
“ Hell take thee !” shrieked Roebuck, as he
discharged his pistol with a nervous hand
without taking time to aim, and conseq lently
the bullet sped on a fruitless journey.
With a loud sarcastic laugh, the shadow in
the window disappeared in the mmky dark
ness beyond, and Roebuck was left in the soli
tude of his own room that night, to gaze on
these unsigned deeds and speculate on the re
sult of the great suit pending between him and
his bitter foe.
CHAPTER XXVIII.
THE MISSSI ON OF DEATH.
I aces that we had all but forgotten again
loom up hi new. There at the maraiw vf

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