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VOLUME XX.
The New York Dispatch,
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fate! WqjrapßU gw.
FROM GRANT’S ARMY.
Movement of Warren’s Corps
Southward.
TNE NOTTOWAY RIVER CROSSED ON
PONTOONS.
A Fight at Stony Creek.
EXPECTED EVACUATION OF’
PETERSBURG.
Headquarters Army of the Potomac, /
December 8, 1864. 5
Yesterday morning, at daylight, the Fifth Corps, with
the Third division of the Second and two brigades of
Gregg’s cavalrv started south.
They were, heard from yesterday atternoon, and had
«oesed the Nottoway river en the Jerusalem road, with
out meeting opposition of any consequence. They crossed
on ponteon, which they took up after so doing.
Deserters who came into our lines this morning state
that Mahone's rebel division was sent off jesterday
to meet our advancing force, but as no firing has been
beard In that direction to day, it is not believed that any
engagement has taken place.
SECOND DISPATCH.
December 9—Morning.
A reconnoitering force of cavalry went out on the left
yesterday afternoon, striking the rebel pickets on the
Vaughan road, driving them to Hatch's run, a distance of
©ver two miles, where they had breastwork s erected, and
where they made a stand.
Skirmishing continued for some time, when the object
©f the movement having been fully accomplished, the ex.
pedition returned
Our loss was seven men wounded; that of the enemy Is
not known.
Some of those who accompanied this party report that
heavy firing has been heard in the direction of Stony
Creek, which Indicates that fighting was going on between
General Warren and the enemy.
Reports are current that the evacuation of Petersburg
by the rebels may be looked for at an early day.
EXPEDITION lIT MISSISSIPPI.
Mississippi Central Railroad
Cut by Gen. Dana.
GREAT DESTRUCTION OF REBEL
PROPERTY.
Vicmsdurg, Dec 4, via Cairo, Dec- 9.
MAjor General Dana, by a eucceebful expedition from
Vicksburg, destroyed the Mississippi Central Railroad for
thirty miles above the Big Black river crossing, including
the long bridge at that place.
He found the enemy in force, but the work was thor.
eughly done. Our troops then returned to Vicksburg,
with the loss of five killed and forty-one wounded and
rnkslng. He also destroyed two thousand five hundred
hales of Confederate cotton and $300,000 worth of other
public property.
BOM RICHMOND.
NO LATER NEWS FROM SHER
MAN’S ARMY.
Washington, Dec W.
Richmond papers of Thursday, the Bth inst, say that
nothing new has been received at the Confederate War
Department regarding Sherman’s movements.
Georgia papers had been received of a later date than
the 3d of December.
Mosby has'been promoted to the rank of Colonel.
HANCOCK’S NEW ARMY CORPS.
Senators from Virginia.
Washixgtox, Dec. M.
Several Governors of loyal states are seeking permis
sion to raise regiments for Hancock’s corps appointing
the officers thesaselve* ; but the War Department is In
clined to retain the appointment of officers.
The Legislature ot Virginia (as contradistinguished from
West Virginia), now in session at Alexandria, have elect
ed Joseph Be gar to fill the vacancy in the United States
Senate occasioned by the death of Mr. Bowden; and
John k C. Underwcod, at present United States District
Judge, in place of Senator Carlile, whose term expires on
the 4th of next March.
THE STEAHER COSTISESTAL A TOTAL LOSS.
Cairo, Hl, Dec 9.
In consequence of a sudden rise In the river, work on
the steamer Continental, before reported sunk, ha* been
abandoned. She will preve a total lass.
MISCELLANEOUS WAS ITEMS.
Two ladies from Tennessee called
upon President Lir coin, a few days ago, importuning the
release of their husbands, held as prisoners of war at
Johnson’s Island. In the course of the conversation the
President said to one of tb? ladies who laid great sties*
upon her husband being a religious man : •• You say your
husband is a religious man. Tell him, when you meet
him, that I say I am not much of a judge of religion, but
that, in my opinion, the religion that sets men to turn ,
traitors and tight against their Government, because as
they think, that Government does not sufficiently help
*< me men to eat their bread by the swea< of other men’s
faces, is not the sort ot religion upon which people can
get to Heaven’’ The President considers this last, hij
kbortest, as well as his best speech.
The Richmond JVTiiff, of the Sth,
says: A gentleman who had ocular'proof of the results of
Oen. Rosser’s recent ex ped it i>a tv the Baltimore and
Ohio rai road, states that Gen. Rosser’s forces brought
eately into New Market fifteen hundred beef cable, fifteen
hundred hoises and mules, eight hundred sheep ant
hog* and eight hurdred Yankees. General Rosser
destroyed two hundred loaded wagons anl a large
quantity of armv stores at New Greek, burnt a’l the
bridges between New Creek and Piedmont and destroyed
at the latter place all the machine shops, engines, rolling
ateck, and lost only two men killed and wounded.
Rev. Mr. Burcham, of Manchester,
N. H., recently f nlisted in the armv as a private, and was
£«Llto the rendezvous at New Haven. Next mornlug
PWffl) BI 4 X WlfflAMffl.
after bis arrival, he was summoned before the eomma»d
ing officer of the post, and addressed : “Mr. Burnham, J
eee by your nsme here, that you are a reverend. About
a cozen reverends have er listed and come here; ana as
vou ate the first that has staid over night with mt asking
ter a chaplaincy. I guess well make you chaplain I” »o
they made him chaplain of the poet
A letter from New Orleans, elated
Nov. 26, tia the Mississippi river, states: Gen. Canby is
rapidlyrecovering from his severe wound, and is now
able to attend to his official business daily. On the 25th of
November, Actlng-Lieut. Thatcher, commanding the gun
boat Gazelle, was murdered by rebels, while ashore on an
island at thg mouth cf Red River. His body was horribly
xcargkd.
Col. Root, commander of the post at
Annapolis, on Friday last received a letter from Col.
Mulford, commissioner of exchange, in which that officer
stated that as yet Sherman’s movements had notimer
fered with the exchange of prisoners, and if such should
be the case, he expected to effect the exchange cf one
thousand per day.
Some rebels recently crossed from
Tenressee Into Arkansas, at Hale’s Point, wi’hßso stairi <1
arms, 13 boxes of revolvers and 9 boxes of medicines. Oa
Tuesday week last, Col. Yoik and Capt. John Atkinson
Atarted in pursuit of them, and after following them 15
miles into the interior, succeeded in capturing the parties,
with all their contraband goods.
With a view to increase the effiei
ency of the army, a large number of Major Generals and
Brigadiers, whose appointments or promotions were fee
cured liy political influence alone, are to be mustered out
ot the fer vice ata very early day. The vacancies thus cc
casicned are to be held as rewards tor meritorious con
duct in the field.
There are now six pirates commie
rioned in the rebel government. These are the Tallahas*
t-te, Olustee, Chickamauga, Suwanee, Edith and Saenan
doah. All but the last named run into Wilmington, where
they received their armaments. They are all English
built, and are very fleet.
Within six months, the United
States Mint has produced 18 000,000 of the new cents
During November clone, the mint coined 5,Gu0,00U cents,
and 3,145 coo two cent pieces Cents are not nearly so
much used as they were. Some of these days, when thu
war is ended, there peonies will be a drug anti a nuLance.
A woman occupying the large brick
tense, psinted lead color, on this side of Columbia, Tenn ,
was detected in making signals to the rebels as a oun
ishment. she was foiced to remain in tne building through
out all the fierce cannonading, and must have spent an
anxious as well as dangerous time.
Maj. Gen. Stoneman, the brilliant
cavalry leadtr, hes been appointed to the command of
the Elate oi Kentucky, vice Burbridge, superseded. Gan.
RosecraDß has been relieved from the command of the
Department of Missouri Gen Steele is also understood
to be relieved by Gen. Reynolds.
A eutler ec.'ooner and the tug Lizzie
Freeman were captured and destroy* d on the night of
the 4;h Instant, while anchoring oft' the mouth of the
Warwick river, a little stream about seven miles above
Newport News, by a party of rebels. Tne crews were
paroled.
The Navy Department has received
infornmion of the capture by the United States steamer
Rhode Island of the new steamer Vixen, bound in with a
va uable cargo ot arms, liquors, provisions. Ac. She is
said to have been owned by the rebel government.
On the night of the Ist instant a
blcek&cie runner—side-wheel steamer —was sunk in
Charleston harbor by our gunboats while attempting to
run the blockade. All the crew weie captured except
the captain and pilot, Who made their escape.
On the morning of the 3d inst., the
United States steamer Emma drove a large two smoke
slack steamer on shore, oil the entrance to Cape F ear
river. Ibe blockade runner was afterward destroyed by
the guns oi a portion ol the fleet at that point
The relt aeed Union prisoners at An
napolis are going home as rapidly as possible, after re
ceiving their back pay. No less than 42 died on Tuesday.
An entire family arrived just in time to see the oldest eon
breathe his law.
Dr. Mary E. Walker has received the
appointment ot Acting Surgeon in ths army, and has as
suined outy as Surgeon in the female military prison in
Louisville.
By a recent order of the War De
partment our army officers are not to wear straps, but
tons or ornaments in the field any more, because, among
other reasons, the rebel sharp-shooters pick th am off.
When General Sherman was told
that Ger eral Corse was wounded, he remarked ; “ W JI,
it he had half his head blown off, he would still have
more brains than some Generals 1 have under me.”
One of the Davidson county, Ky.,
officials visited Nariiville the other day and was set to
work upon the intrenchments for violating an order di
recting unemj loyed civilians to leave the city.
The application of Burleigh, the
I>ake Erie pirate (now on trial at Toronto, Canada), for a
months postponement ot his trial, to get evidence from
Richmend, has been granted by the court.
The enlistment oi veterans into the
new First Anny Corps (Hancock's) has already com
menced. and promises to proceed even more .successfully
ft an was at first anticipated.
In 1860, the volts of a/l the States
new in insurrection was only 866 554. In 1861, the votes
of New York, and Massacbusel.s alone reached 96 210.
The Navy Department has received
the treasure box taken from the Florida upon her arrival
in port, «ith twelve thousand dollars in gold in it.
The Richmond press propose that
the rebel soldiers be offered one month's pay in gold—as
a cancel lor th* ir past year’s services i
Samuel Reynolds, of Lafayette, In
diana, v as arrested in that city last Friday for recruiting
soldi* is lor the rebel army.
and
COURT OF SPECIAL SESSIONS,
MATRIMONIALSQUABBI.es AND GRIEVANCES.
Loui?a and George Calloway, aged respectively about
eixjMpve years, appeared in Court to prosecute each
otMßaiutmake public tneir private grievances, when in
tb(7wiurfeeot exenisb-.it a few mnre years has topass,
w hen plaintifi and detendant wilt gink into the grave, and
with them will burrow' all the grievances that now ho
buried in their bosom. In the Supreme Court the plain
tiff has commenced an action lor limited divorce—life
separatkn without the privilege to marry—and alimony.
The ground of complaint is cruel and inhuman treat
nent. Ihatsuit is now pcncing But Mrs. Calloway,
who says she is tl.c filth wile of Mr. Calloway, secs in her
mmo s eje the tixth Mrs. Callow ay stalking abroad hale
ana hearty, is timid and a’raid ol her life, and hence she
pmecutes Mr Calloway tor a series ot assau ts and bat
•cues,a sort of continuous fusilsde which she couldnot
str nd. Witnesses for the plaintiff swear to a state oi facts
that would show defendant insane, and on too other hand
whr*ss*s tor the defendant sv.ear that Mrs. Calloway is
also in this condition. When the question or sanity comes
beiore a jury, it will be for them to decide w hether plain
tiff delendant and witnesses are sound—lndeed, and a
special jury sheuld be called on to examine the two
learnt d gent’emen of the bar to see if they too aro much
sounder than their clients. Mrs Calloway said she had
been married to defendant about two years O.t the morn
ingot tre2othot October, while m the house of a Mrs
Jacks talking to her, in came Mr. Calloway and asked for
his head. (A very queer appendage ot thn body to in
quire tor ) Mrs. Caln.way said, '• What?” He reneated,
“M here smy head T” She related. “ What? ’ Then he
struck her. In one or tw'o bands, which, she coold not
say, Calloway had a cold chisel, and a hammer. Tne
first blow was on the shoulder; the next was on the noje ;
the next knocked out the frontal masticators, and male
a wreck ot the oenliM’s hanaiwork ; then there was a
blow on the forehead that partly deprived her of sensi
biiity ; then he swore he w ould kill her : then he knocked
her head against the back of the door ; then he stamped
on her teet, and Mrs. Jack* saw it all Here the Court
stopped her then’s, they thought they had enough of as
saults to adjudicate upon Bhe added that she would be
two years come Anrii. married to defendant, and al that
time be had been iu the habit of abusing her.
Mrs. Eliza Jacks, cn being sworn, said that on the morn
ing in question when Mrs Calloway came into her house
with a raper, knowing that Mr and Mrs Calloway had
not spoken In ten days, she asked if they were speaking
Dew. Bctore an answer could be given, infeame Mr. Cal
low ay w ith a rush, asking for his head. He then assaulted
htr, and the balance of her testimony w’as the same ai
that given by Mrs. Calloway.
Amenia Hammond, after (woman like) testifying to how
she attended to a sick baby, proceeded to state what she
saw of the oeligerent acts of the party She did not see
the begir ning ot the affray, but the last of it, and then Mr.
Calloway had Mrs. Calloway iu a corner, clinched ; but
she did not see him strike her. After he left. Airs. Callo
v ay proceeded to make a search of the room tor the teeth
(false, of ciune.) that he had knocked out in the scuffle.
If they had been genuine, it would certainly have been a
symprem of insanity to have looked for them
Matilda Mellsb. lor the defence, was called. She said:
I live, at No 265 West .‘loth street; I know' these parties ; 1
was not present at the ciflicuity, but one hour afterward,
taking breakfast Mrs. Pepper was at our house at break
last, and a gr< at nub came to the door, and it was burst
In w ithout knocking, and Mrs Callcway came in, bsing
much excited. “O, dear,” I said, “what is the matter?”
Fbe paid, ‘He has nearly killed me.” I looked at her.
• What p the matter?” I again said She rat down and did
not Bpeak for some time, and t egain asked her what was
the matter, and she said be had struck her with th*, ham
mrr and chisel 1 said “Wh'*re? Not with the hammer
»nd chisel?” and the said •No : but he had the chisel in
bis hand when he struck me” I saw no mirks except
the teeth were out. bhedid not complain of any injury
to her teet; she walked as straight and as smart across
the floor as 1 aid.
on the c oss-ex am in at ion a lew interesting questions
weie propounded.
Vow teem to be quite interested?
Yes
Who hurt you?
Mrs Calloway has insulted me : she insulted me a week
afterward 1* r coming to the court.
Yon have sworn in the Supreme Court, Mrs. Calloway
isetazy?
No answer.
How do y ou know she insulted you ?
Mis Caboway said she was the fl»th Mrs. Calloway, and
that I would be the next Mrs C. 1 dm’t know what was
meant by that (A crimson blush on the face of the wit
T;e*s beclouded her beauty )
One uf tfte Jiulfffh—l. ppp
Officer Leonard a. Fleming was called and sworn, but
he didn't know arythlng—that Is. with respeetto the ques
tion at issue He noticed an abrasion ot the skin on toe
nose of complainant; asforo'her marks of violence, he
could not say He never examined a complainant or de
fendant : be didu t think that was his business.
This cl.’feed the case, and de'endant *8 counsel made a !
long rambling speech, which sounded like an unprece- 1
NEW VOBK. SUNDAY, DIX3EMBEK 11, 1864.
dented rumble after a loud clap of thunder. Be was in a
fix himself. Be waspaid to ta k for his client, but he
hadn't & word to say in his behalf, and thus he floundered
on audatlast offered to prove the good character of fete
client, if the court thought it necessary.
Coumtel for Corny lai Open the door if yon dare.
There is a lady sitting there who says sbo is the third or
fourth wife ot Mr. Calloway. If he hasobtained adivoree,
then she does not know anything about it.
Count'd for J)rfendant.—Boih I
Couufd- If you want to go on character, bring your wit
ness* s. We are ready to meet you on that issue.
Counsel waived the challenge. The defendant was
found guilty, and sent to the City Prison for thirty days.
Mrs Gal/oira^—Here is another wife of Mr. Calloway;
can’t we make a complaint of bigamy against him ?
7’Ae Court—Certainly; go into the other Court and make
ycur complaint
A BURGLAR CAUGHT.
James O’Brien, a likely looking young fellow, who
might te doing himself and the coantiy better service
than by leading the life of a bounty jumper and a
house sneak thief, was arrainged to answer the
charge of having burglarls tools in hij possession
in the night time, with intent to commit a burglary.
There were two singular matures in this case. The
first was that two men, who represented thtmselvej
as Deputy Provost Marshals, asked the Court to turn the
pi jßox.er oyer to them, on the chaige of being a desercar
and professional bounty jumper. They', the provost
marshals, thought they had the right to arrest and take
their man whenever they saw hiro, no matter where be
was. The Court informed the Marshal that that was
martial law. but they happened now to be administering
civil law. They asked him what evidence they had he
was a deserter. The Marshal could not, or would not give
the evidence, ard be was told to sit down and wait the re
sult of the trial. The next singular feature iu the case
was the singular ph’Domenon that John McKilvey. who
made the arrest of the prisoner, charging him witn car
rying burglar’s tools, with a burglarious intent, yet upon
examination, he did not know the tools found on the ac
cused were burglar’s implements. Tbe evidence ot the
officer was that on the morning oi the 3tkh ult, atOi in
the morning, he found the accused laying on tne stoop of
house No. 511 West Twenty second street, apparent
ly asleep, ana or. taking hold ot him to raise him tip.be
heara the burglar’s instruments ratt e in his pocket.
Taking him to the station-house, he was searched, and
two wire picks, two skeleton keys, burglar’s nippers, and
a nigh latch key were tound in bis pocket In the vicin
ity where O’jsm* n had been found asleep, two birglaries
had been committed that night When the officer failed
to prove the instruments to bo burglar's tools Xa gentle
man connected with the Court was called to supply the
wanting link.
The prisoner was convicted and sent to the Penitentiary
for four months. Bis counsel gave notice that be would
appeal the case. Should he be successful, be will eseape
the Penitentiary and the Provost-Marshal.
A SUBSTITUTE BROKER IN TROUBLE.
Edward Faulkner, a Williamsburgh substitute b'oker,
was charged with aseaii ting his siater-iu law, Annie
Tucker. Complainant said some years ago she was simi
larly treated by defendant. On this occasion, the prisoner
met a little girl of complainant’s oxi the street, and asked
her if ter mother was at home and alone. On being an
swered in the affirmative, he proceeded to the housa of
his sister in law, took hold ol her, and made every effort
to commit a lekmious assault When the girl came into
the bouse the mother was struggling witn her uncle, and
she was immediately dispatched for a policeman. The
evidence ot guilt was conclusive.
Court —What is your bus nees V
Prisoner —l’m a ship joiner.
Couit.~ How long is it since you worked at your trade ?
7’? i»oww.—O, some months.
Court —Ard what have you been loing since T
Prisoner (fixing his neck-tie and straightening himself
up*.—l’ve been in the substitute business—l’m a substitute
broker.
Court—\on are? Bow would you like to enlist your
self?
The prisoner wilted down, and refused to give an an
swer ihe result was a sentence te the Penitentiary tor
three months.
NEGROES WHO DIDN’T FIND THEIR AFFINITIES.
Alfred E. Costello, a thick lipped, a flat nosed, large
ey ed, bald eyebrowed, oxen foreheaded negro, wi.h such
hair only left as would stand up under tbe barber’s
comb, and a mustache that looked like a streak of darker
color than ordinary soot, stood charged with assaulting
Sarah Frances, a very comely looking girl of Ethiopian
hue Frances said: He has been living with me lor about
tour months, and he cut up my clothes. He wanted to
live with me, but I had lived lung enough with him. for
he had been all the time fighting with me. He wouldn’t
work ; he made me work and support him. 1 did that,
but I wouldn’t do it any longer; and when I wanted to
leave him he beat me with a club, and wouldn’t let me
go out of the house to work. He knocked me on the
floor, and jumped on mu, aud kicked me on the person
and face He allowed I chould live with him and support
him. I couldn’t do it My cxies brought a policeman,
who had to break the door in and save my life. Costello
was lound guilty, and made to do the county four months
service in the Penitentiary.
A YOUNG DESPERADO.
Francis McKenra, a y oungster who gave his age as 18,
was arraigned to answer the charge of attempting co com
mit a grtss outrage on a female at the corner of Fifth
street and the Bowery, at about three o’clock in the morn
ing.
The complainant, Bridget Callahan, said she and anoth
er gixl had been to a party in Bayard strec’, and were
gcing home. At Fifth stree”, while standing waiting for a
car, ’he prisoner came up and made aome improper over
turts to her companion, who flea. He then took hold of
herard undertook ta take improper liberties with her
She struggled, screamed, and fell, and while the struggle
for mattery was going on, officer Hilton, who heard
enough of the struggle from behind an awning or a coal
box, to corroborate her story, came up and made the ai‘
rtetas the two lay on the street s ruggling McKenna
was convicted, and sent to the Penitentiary for tatee
months,
A SENSITIVE NEGRO.
Francis Bungay, a very mild looking, elderly colored
gentleman, whote lace had symptoms of having bees
irfled with by the bony pa»t of a man’s band, complained
of George O’Free roan (white), a returned memoer of tbe
Potomac army, as being tne cause of the discomfiture
Tie st Idier said he had just returned home from the wars
alter a three years’ sojourn, but instead o; finding a home,
he lound desolation, and his wife a habitual frequenter of
lew colored grogg*nw». Finding the life his wife had led.
si d the way hismorey had been going, becoming pro
vol ed, he gave her a severer pounding than was cuusist
er.t with conjugal rigliis. Mr. Rungay’s evidence was
paxtly corroborated by tbe prisoner's statement. He said
prisoner was handling bis wife pretty rough and he told
him to lake her outside if he wunte i to Mil her; he did
rot want murder lu Ins house; prisoner could kill as
many as he wanted on the sidewalk Thereuoon Free
n an turned upon Bungay and freely bi ngayed his eyes.
FreeD'an was convicted and sent tu the Penitentiary for
one memh.
AN UNFORTUNATE PICKPOCKET.
Thorras Taylor, a reputed professional pickpocket, re
purled to be the kindest and most affectionate of husbands
when sober, but when c rank most reckless aid br nal to
ward his wife Mary Arn. also a reputed pickpocket, was
brought up on the charge of beating his w>fa. Both hus
band and wife are well known to the police and the do
lice magistrates. When the case was first called Taylor’s
counsel said that the wife bad disposed of her furniture
ana wbs about moving west with her children, and she
tever xneaned to trouble the court again or be troubled by
her husband. One oi the nx» mbers ol the court said that
prisoner bad been up no less than nine times tor assault
Ing his w ife. and on one occasion he had been sentenced
to six months’ imprisonment. That did not seem to do
him any good. On the present occasion thev would have
the w ile on an attachment to prosecute if’it t>uk a year
to reach her. Taylor was remanded three times; it the
fourth remand Mrs Taylo** was found, who was compel
Ico to take tbe stand against her husband. She wished
him forgiven; v ould ao anything in the world to get him
out; she would even stea. to support him, but perjury she
will not commit. Reluctantly she saw that her husband
would not keep sober. The last time be was in 1 quor her
husband beat and kicked her. and had acted very cruelly
toward her. Taylor was convicted and remanded tor
sentence.
The Fire Department. —On Tuesday
next cue of the most Important elections that has occurred
for many years will be held by the* representatives from
the various companies. There seems to be a general be
li» fan d foregone c-nclusion among the members of the
■Department that the Legislature will, earlv in its session,
reorganize and inaugurate a paid Department, to alt in
tents ana purposes, which will, oi course, cut off all mem
bers <-f the new or paid department from any interest in
the magnificenttur dofthe present volunteer department
With this view of the case, the thougntfoi and more intel
-I’gent members of the present organization are locking
about “ for the right men in the right places” to elec as
custodian of iw f unds, managers of its finances and guar
dians ol its widows and orphans Among the large num
ber of gentlemen who have been suggested for ihe s-averai
offices, tbe following should recehe the cordial support ot
every delegate who Las the interests ol the present de
pendents. and those wno may in the future be compelled
by necessity to stt-k relief fram thi? charitable fund. Tne
names are all familiar not only to the firemen, but to our
citizens generally, and in whom all have the utmost con
fidence. The names ©f the veterans Mills. Giles, Watkins,
and McGinnies are household words There can be no
doubt should a ticket similar to the following be proposed,
eayior President, John R. Platt; Vice-President, Sylves
ter L Macy; Secretary, Mr Conner, of3B Hoc; Treasurer,
John 8 Giles; Trustees, Wilson Small, ttob McGlnaLss,
and James Watkins. Sr., no delegate next Tuesday would
suggest opposition. Will not same gentleman act upon
tbe suggchltaD ?
Charged with Arson.. —At an early
hour yrsterdny morninK officer Flemins. or the Fifth Pre
cinct, discovered smoke proce°ding from the liquor store
of James Fitzpatrick, on the first floor of the tenement
house N<«. 440 Greenwich street With the help of some
other officers he broke in the door aid extinguished the
flan es. Tre fire was found to have been kindled in some
barrels which stooa in front ot the platform on yrhieix
were placed tbe barrels ot liquor. In these barrels were
fourd a quantity of old clothing saturated with alcohol,
and some fine kindling wood. While the officers, together
with lire Marshal Baker, were investigating the affair.
Hugh Riley, who claims to be a snectal deputy sheriff,
ix.ade his appearance from a back room, and was taken
into custody. He stated tnat he slept In the place, and
was the first one to oi-cover the fire. He said that he had
been engaged early in the evening in watching a building
in Washington street, between Laight and Vestry streets,
born i iter Fitzpatrick and bis bur keeper James McDon
ald entered from a rear room, and were also arrested.
There had been do fire in the stove, and apparently had
been uone the day previous. The fire had burnt a large
h< Is in the floor, and probably bad ir not oeen discovered
to soon would have caused great oestruetion and perhaos
toss ot lire, as the upper stories of the building are inhab
ited by a number of poor families Fitznatnck’s loss on
stock amounts to slso—insured tor $1 .W in the St Ni-ho
las Company. Later In the dav the accuse.! were taken
before Justice Dowling, who. after a nearing ot the above
testimony, commit cd them for a further examination.
Rcbbed in a Broadway Stage.—Yes
terday a‘tenioon, Mrs. Farah McNicoll. residing at No.
276 West Twenty-eighth s'reet. was riding down town in
a Ninth avenue xtage. At the corner of Broadway and
Fourteemh street two young men entered the stage and
»at bes'de her. At the corner of Clinton place they got
out axid at the same time the ladv missed her poekH
bcok containing $:6 She gave the alarm, and Officer
Fountain of the Br< adway squad gave chase to the ras
cals. He succeeded in overtaking one of them Ln Clinton
Diace, who threw the pocketbook into a h&llwav. The
confederate e'cated. The accused was taken to tbe Jef
fenon Market I’o’ice Omrt w here Justice Ledwitbcom
mitud him in default of $1,500 bail.
"<srarltS3 ani Jnitjinirnt.'’
Mekong of ihe Port Society at the
Acadiny or Music—Capt. Winslow one oi ths Speakmhs.
—The Society lor promoting the Gospel among seamen in
this cltv, known as the Fort Society, held a maeting last
'evening, at the Academy ol Music. Short addresses were
made by ihe Rev. Dr. H. M. Scudder, Rev Dr Adams,
JHev. Mr. Thompson, Rev. Mr. Murphy, pastor of the Mar
ner’s Church, and Cant. George W. Brown, U. 8. N. All
the speakers alluded in the meet feeling terrs to the good
ihe Society had performed in the pa'-t, and urged thair
hearers to support, by all means in their power, a society
which v as capable of aiding so materially to bring the
MB’or a realizing sense of his unworthiness before God.
Capt Joi n A. Winslow, the hero of the Kearsarge, was
tiien introduced air io a'jtorxn of applause. He thought
it was rathe r out oi his line to make a speech; it was very
much like a sailer on a strange sea without chart or com
nafß. Still be could not rinse the society the aid of
his countenance in their nob’e cause. Sorr e y ears since
he asked some friencfe why they did not do something for
peer Jack Be was told that ti ey bad just commenced
dciug that very thing, and he now saw some of the
fruits of the movement. He referred to the remarks of
Ceptalxx Brcwp. thaten the Mk?!siippi River be bad Eel
dcm seen divine service.
On tbe Kcarsarge ne had always held service on board on
Sunday, and hfd never I'ailed to secure a good attendance
from thccrcv. It was his custom to take a passage of
Scripture and Diustrate it and Jack was always an atten
five listener In conclusion, he begged them to do all in
their power to aid the Port Society, and, throngh them,
tbe American sailor. His remarks were received with
applause throughout The choir of the Mariner's Ohurch
v ere present, and favored the audience with some tine
singirg. The meeting broke ud amid cheers fur Captain
Winslow and the American navy.
Almost a Row —Yeste; day the gangs
cf werkmen employed by the Fourth Avenue 2d E?st
Brcaav ay Railroad Companies to clean off the snow on
their respective tracl 8 Park Row, came near indulging
in the luxury of a row. The prompt am ion of
I’iccinct police re pi eased the rising ten x< ncy.
POLICE MATTERS,
Chaiced with Violently Ll-Tkeating
•a Pribonhh —Conanissionera A ton, Bergen and McMur
ray presided over tne trials during the past week. Ser
peaxrt Polley, ot the Eighteemh Precinct, was complained
of by Mr. James I. Merriam, who ac uses him with hiv
ing on the night ot the 29th of October last used unneces
sary vioiexce while arresting him, and with afterward
beating and kicking him in the sta'ion house. He axso
stated that Polley, in taking him to the cell, dragged him
acioss the fetation house floor by the hair ot his head,
Sergeant Pol ey ata several officers stated that on the
night in question the last of the seriesol gift concerto
given by the Jewelers’ Association of this city was held at
the academy ot Music The complainant, whx is a dep
piuy shei ill. was employed by the managers of the con
ceit to aM&t in preserving order—a needless procaution,
as the Eighteenth Precinct police, under Captain Cam
eroi), have at ah times proved themselves capable of en
foxcing obedience to the law in the rough localities in that
portion ol the city. During the evening a drunken xndi
vidual. who had made himselt obnoxious io the audience,
■nas ejected Horn the building. Ihe complainant was
abtent at the lime, bu 1 on his return, finding what
had been done, declared that it was one ol his friends who
hao been ejected, and finding the individual brought him
back and j atsed him into the building, at the same time
declaring that ir his friend was again put cut, it would not
be unll he (Merriam) had been first ejected. Capt. Cam
eron had been in command ol the Police during the earlier
part of the evening, but feeling unwell, we at to the sta
tion house, leaving Sergeant Polley In command He was
Informed by one of Hie officers of what had occurred,
and rerocnstrated with Merriam for using such language.
Tbe latter became very much excited, used some very
strong express'nns, and abused the Sergeant, at the sama
time xepeatiDg his former assertion it at his friend should
r ot k ave the building unless he himself was first »put out.
He was informed that unless he kept sti’l that would bi
done Be then dared Polley to do it, and the latter, who
is a very muscular man, immediately Seized him by the
waist, carried him fr« m the lobby, and set him down upon
the walk He then be came more as a crowd
htd co4<eted, tbe Sergeant ordered him to be taken to
the station houte. This was dune—tne prisoner conduct
11 g hinneli in a violent manrer a 1 ! the way. In a few
mi mints after his entrance, Sergeant Policy appeared
ano made a complaint against u.e prisoner befxre Ser
geant Banfleld, who was in command of the station
house, cf disorderly conduct. The comp.aint was entered
and Polley then told to take his prisoner to a cell. He
placed bls baud on the prisoner’s collar, who then
grabbed the railing of the desk aud refused to let go. In
order to bieek his hold. Polley threw himself against his
Lands, and the force used threw them both down As the
pxifconcr xefusea to get up. he was dragged across the
flo< rby the collar through the yard into the prison. The
officers on duty that night at the Academy declared that
be was not st? uck either at the Aciiemy or on the way
to the station-house, and Sergeant Baniieki was equally
positive that he was neither struck while in the station
noufie, or dragged acrot s the floor by' the hair of tbe head.
All testified, however, that both at tbe Academy and in
the station-house he was ver? abusive to Sergeant Polley.
The complaint was dismfeged.
ARE POLICEMEN GUIDES TO GAMBLING HOUSES?
Pome days si ce, the daily papers published the fact
that Janes Clark, of Onondaga county, N. Y., had becu
fleeced in a gambling house iu Broadway, between Bond
ana Gn at Jones street?, to die amount of SBSO. Tne pro
prietor of the place v. as arrested, and, ot course, gave
bail for his appearance oetore the Court of General Sta
tions. ana j robably is at the present time engaged in
the same nefarious business, lu Mr. Clark’s affidavit
before tbe court with regard to liis loss, he stated that
he had been directed to the gambling nouse bv a po-
Item an cn Broadway 1 n that vicinity. As the Fifteenth
Precinct takes in both sides of Broaawayat that point,
Capt Caflrt y felt considerably acnoyed that any of his men
should be implicated m such a matter, ana he brought
the matter to the notice oi the Police Commissioners;
and tLe effleexs who were on duty in that locality at the
time mentioned, were orderec to appear before the Board
and (xph in the matter They all swore In tne most posi
tive manner that they had never directed any person to
fet ch a house. The Board as well as the captain, while
eager that the members ox the force shoula impart all
ufettul knowledge to persons asking ter it, are by no means
ar>xious that iniormation ot the above character should be
comm links tea. We opine that Mr. Clark must have made
a slight ml-take in this instance.
Semi-Annval Report of the Treasu
rem of tbe FoLDiEits’ Rklief Fund.—lnspector Daniel Gar
penter, Treasurer ot the Soldiers’ Relief Fund, has lately
submitted his semi-annual report. By it, we learu that
the receipts for the past tix months, have been $7,221 05.
and tbe disbursements $6,689 l>s leaving a balance on
band of $532 During that period 36 families have been
aided, they receiving on an average $23 1) each, per
month. Ibis fund was started about two years
sroce. when the Metropolitan Brigaue comoosed
largely ol members of tbe ftrce, was organized ui this
city. TLe remainn gn embers of tie force in the city
each agreed to contribute adeems monthly for the sup
port ot it e families of those members whose pay, while
in the service of the Government, might be inadequate to
their support This noble cbari’y has been continued up
to the piesent time. Latterly, however there has been
a f ailing ofi in the receipts, many of the new members,
who go not tndenitard its object, objecting to contribute
to the support of the fund ui c< ursu it is optional with
them whether they contribute or not, but iu so good a
cause we should suppose there w ould be few who would
ieiuse to contribute to small an amount.
BROOKLYN MATTERS.
COMMON COUNCIL.
Now that the campaign is fairly over, the Aidermen
seem dhpoced io make up for all arrears of work due
during t bat. to them, more than usually busy period else
win re. The session on Monday night was one of more
than ordinary length. The great municipal winnow ing
machine was put m motion bv A’derman T&lmage at five
o’clock, and continued in motion u» til nine. An immense
quantity of sldeimanic chaff was blown off. The solid
graces w<je proportionately few. Tne Board first met,
and this line, finally as a Board of Canvassers of the
late • lection returna As the resalts of their labo s are
already known, we need not here recapitulate them.
Then then met as the Board of Aidermen. A number of
petitions, private as well as public, were received and
appropriately referred. Jno Cole aud others’ petition
ter leave to run a railroad from Fulton ferry to Green
wood, and Billiard K ng. president pro tem or the Walla
bout Railroad Company, petitions 1 >r leave to Jay rail
road tracks ftom Grand street ferry, Williamsburgh, to
KfcPtavcmu, to an > threugb Clymer and Tavlor streets
to and through Wavliirgton avenue, to and through Myr
tle avenue to the junction of Fmton and Court s- reels,
aho cormectipg irorn where Flushing and Washington
avenuts intersect, through Flushing avenue to Navy
street, io aru through Hudson avenue and Navy street,
to and through Y’ork street, aud to and through Fulton
street to Fulttn Ferry Both petitions were reterred to
the Railroad Committee. Communications were received
from the Mato: and Health Officers recommending the
adoption or measures to check the spread of the small
pox, now so prevalent in the ci y A resolution of al
dermau Taylor’s directing that the Mayor borrow s2,Quo
on credit oi the city to procure vaccine and employ phv
sicians lor the suppression of the disease, was adopted.
A communication received from the Ck-ik of the Board
of Bupervisois relative to the enrollment, was referred to
ihe committee In conference with that body. Once more
the beg and goat nuisance has come up for discussson bv
their honors. Alderman Fisher moved that the amend
roc nt to the ordinance relative to animals going loose iu
the btieetß. adopted Jas! May. which allowed goats and
hegs to be kept without a permit, be rescinded, and that
suy person under or over age be allowed to drive goats to
the pound. Much a ensued between the friends
and enemies of the goat Ti n latter, however, seem to
have triumphed, 'ihe resolution to rescind was tost. Tne
latter resolution, however, was adopted, a resolution by
Aklerwan Kalbfletsh in favor ot allowing the “Peoples
Gas Company” to lay mains. Ac , m the streets a id man
uiacture and supply gas. was adopted The usual wrliemn
of fencing ard grading resolutions came up and were
“ put thruugh.”
THE SMALL POX.
The small pox prevails verv extensively throughout the
city, on the ast-urance of Health Officer Jones, w’hose
means cf intermaticn are certain, it ia stated that there
is hardly a Ward in the chy unvbitAd by it. As many aa
twenty casts were noted hut week in one day, the turbid
and unhealthy atmosphere ter dine no doubt’ to Increase
the number. Dr. Jones n-com mends a general vaccina
tion of tbe people as a pro •hvlactic measure. As an in
Mance of the way in which the contagion is disseminated,
tbe lollowii g well authenticated case will servo as an ex
ample. Four men in ore of ihe large clothing stores in
New York, w ere sloniltaneously affected with the disease.
They traced it to the fact that a Brooklyn tailor who
weiked for the store had two children at)-cted with it.
They had communicated the contagion to tie cloth, and
thus it had been tpread to New York. Ferry tickets are
aho a ready vehicle lor the contagion, and should unless
new, be avoided as poison. The maxim with regard to
filthy ferry tickets should be *• Noli tanftere P’
STREET NAMES ON THE LAMPS.
We notice that several citizens of Brooklyn are calling
on their aldermen, in newspaper communications, to do
bouiething toward having the s reet names put on tbe
lamps as they are in New York Tne condition of Brook
lyn. especially the Eastern District, in this regard jait
now is a disgrace to the municitality Tne names of »be
streets in some cases are not even on the corners. Toe
Orators Fuff of the Common Council chamber,
while busy debating tbe propriety of nutting a ne w
handle to Tim O'Grady’s pump, cr the propriety of pai* I
ing a resoiut’on to abridge the range cf the Widow Malo
ne j■ **» goats, can not be expected to find time to devote to
measures in -which not Tim O’Grady and Billy Maloney's
enemies but the xvho’e city is interested. We are really
ashamed to Jet a New Yorker see these dismal evidences
of aid erm anie indifference.
SKATES.)
The public will be pleased to learn that Mr Cammeyer
has had lhe Union J’ond flooded, and expects, weather
being favorable, ihat it will le ready for skates on Mon
day We understand also that every preparation is being
made to have the Washington Skating Pone, of South
Brooklyn, cf which Mr. Oatman is the proprietor, ready
at an early a day as possible. This is the favorite skating
ma t wi:n the resple o? Scuth Brooklyn.
THE BOARD OF EDUCATION.
The Board cf Education met on Tuesday. The attend
ance was rather slim, however, several members, no
doubt, having been invited to assist at the St. Nicholas
.Society’s dinner. Mr. Smith being absent on account of
illness, the chair was occupied by Dr. Thorne. The busi
ness was aH of a routine character, except a few resolu
tions not of general importance. The usual list of resig
nations. prcinotioi'S and appointments was handed in A
resolution that the teachers’ salaries for December be
paid prior to Christmas Day, was adopted.
3 HE BROOKLYN ORPHAN ASYLUM.
Tie Annual Fair of the Brooklyn Orphan Asylum, on
Cumberland street, was held on Tuesday and Wednesday
evenings, at the Academy oi Music. A large sum was
raised lor the benefit of the institution, by the sale of
fancy articles donated tor the occasion. About sixty
children—the prottgis ot the Society—were present.
THE BROOKLYN HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY.
The Brooklyn Horticultural Society is defunct After
an existence of eleven years’ duration, it readied the
hour ot dissolution on Wednesday evening. It had been
principally sustained by the munificence of Mr. J. W. De
graw and a lew other gentlemen ot taste and culture,
lhe Society on Wednesday placed its affaire in the hands
of a Lt-iuinltUstt and adjourned <?**.
ACCIDENTS AND OFFENCES.
Wv»7«Z hare Jumped Me Rovniy.—John Reilly attempted
to escape from Governor’s Island ab >ut 8 o’clock on Satur
day night, with nothing on mm but hi»i panta and shirt.
He wt rail on a plank, with the intention of making
Brooklyn, but the wind and lice beiug against him, he
was forced in distress to put m for the Atlantic Docks.
Here he effected a landing ana was captured bythepo
lice ano taken back to quarters.
2’od Fast.— Two girls, Anna Butler and Mary Ann Balm
er, wcr • arrest* a on Saturday afternoon by Officer Carr,
ol the Forty fourth Precinct, on a charge of having ille
gully m their possession a quantity of ladies’ articles
which by right should have been m certain stores in Fal
ton and Myrtle avenues recently visited by th dm. At
their residence in btate street other property wsis found,
in ad exceeding the value of SSO.
A Bui/.—Andrew Darbee, a respectable looking lad,
aged aocut liltven years, was brought before Justice
i»ailey on Monday, and cnarged with being a vagrant.
The poor boy admitted the fact, said that bis mother was
read, and that his father lived ard did business in New
York, but <itu net know what his busin* ss was. The boy
has been living on charity and sleeping in haylofts. The
Justice rent him to the House ot Refuge.
She wui a Jockey Jlat and 2'«a47ier.—A good looking young
lady, in a black silk < ress and a jockey hat and feather,
eal-ed on Mis Underhill, ol No. 79 South Third street, on
Sunday altemoon. ano wanted to be obliged with $1 35, to
pay her way to New Jersey, where she said she lived.
She toid a veiy touchirg story ot her mishaps, but Mrs.
Underhill was too snarp fcr ner. The girl was evidently
an imposter
Sutpetted of Jin,u.ry—Cwhurine Burna, who lives in
Cook street, near Bushwick avenue E. D. was arrested
on xaturoay, on suspicion of having attempted to burn
down the stable belonging to her husband. Sbe was
biought belcre Justice Walter on Monday, but no one ap
pearing to prosecute, the case was dismissed.
A F^z-ped.—About 8 o’clock ou Sunday evening
the tugboat George Farrell lying at the foot of Partition
street. South Brook!) d, cauvnt fire and was totally de
stroyed. It was owned by Conklin A Henry, of New-
Yak. Less about $25 000.
Pri-e F-lgld —About dawn on Sunday, a crowd of roughs
assembled at the foot of Brunt street. Red Hook to
witness a prixe-fiuht between Paddy McGrath and Mi
chael Clare, the first aged 20 years, and weighing 110
pour ds. ano the latter aged 28 years, and weighing alitt'e
more The fight lasted two hours, and included 91
rounds, in 92 of which Glare was thrown McGrath was
declared t)>e victor, and borne home m triumph by his
Iriends. lhe police were very obligingly absent
A Brutal .Step .Ho*her.— a Mrs. McCarty was on Monday
sent bj Justice Dailey to the Penitentiary for six months
lor beating her little step-daughter, Lucy McCarty, aged
about seven years, in a most inhuman manner, and turn
ing her out without shoe or stocking on her foot, and only
a petticoat lor clothing, one cold night week before last*
/;u7<yZcw.v.—Charles D. Finn, a silversmith, was arrested
on Monday and biought t > the4?d Precinct station-house,
where lie confessed to having broken into the shop ol
Redfield A Rice, corner of Doughty and Columbia streets,
ax d stolen three ten dollar gold Huees and a quantity of
sheet .“liver. The property was recovered, and he is held
to answer,
27<e A'j.h'c--Morris Hayes has just been convicted in the
Court of Sessions, and sentenced to six months in the Peni
tentiary, for assaulting Owen McAllen, of South Brook-
Ij n lasi November, with a sheath knife, severing his lip.
Rumored Attempt to Sink the Nuubuc.—Oie of the valves of
the ircn-cl&d Naubuc. lying at Perino’s yard, Williams
burgh, having been left open by accident, a quantity Of
w ater increased until Sunday afternoon, when it w w ß d’s
covered ami quickly cleared out. A report immediately
spread that an attempt had baen made to sink her. There
was no truth in it.
U*. id to JWfc.—Coroner Norris held an inquest Tuesday
morning, on the body of a little girl who died at No. 370
Hudson avenue, f rom the effects of having been burned
some cajs ago by her clothes catching fire from a stove.
Jforc Inquests.— Coroner Barrett held an inquest on Tues
day afternoon, on the body of James Br« ckenridge, who
died from the eifects of injuries xeeeived by a marble slab
failing on him in the yard of Mr Chester, in Pacific
street, last Thursday. It appeared that it was owing w
carelessness cn his own pari.
Murderous Assault and Robbery.— Fa ul Rub and four of his
sons, arresti d on 3 uesday night, on a bench warrant, for
beating and robbing Mr. Joseph Hunter, of Canarsie,
while on his way heme on the morning of theistult.,
taking from him, as isalbged, his gnld watch and $250,
1 axe been committed to appear before the Court of Ses
sions.
Accident— Christian Heitman, living in Smith near
Stage street, fell into one of ths cellars at Scnneiuer s
Brewery on Remien street, E. D.. on Tuesday morning,
and broke Lis arm.
lioihur Jilini— Archibald Frankenbergh was ar res? el on
Tuesday tor stealing $8 from th 3 dry-goods store of James
blim, to Ninth street, near Third avenue Held for ex
amination.
The home of Mr. Jno. Brigard. on I’weuty
firtl wtree t, r ear Sixth avenue, w as entered sometime be
lore 5® clock on Tuesday morning, and robbed ot a sew
ing mace me. a quantity ot clwtl.iug and $24 ii money,
the whole valued at $124. Access was gained by the front
basement window.
Risked llis J Fife for Jib Dog— Charles Hefterty. of No. 169
First street. WilliamsLnrgh, on Tuesday, leaped from one
<»i the Fulton boats after a dog ot his wnicn had
1 alien overboard. He swam to lhe Beeaman street pier,
w heie be was taken up much exhausted.
c ougtstion of the Brain.— Another instance of congestion
01 xhe brain, latterly so prevalent occurred on Tuesday.
a man named Heiman Gersoorf, while sitting in tne
Jager bier saloon No 221 Atlantic street, tell dead. He was
brought to his home No 213 Atlantic street. Coroner Nor
ris held an inquest. Verdict as above.
Accident Honora McCarty, of No 407 Columbia street,
i was teverely injured cn Tuesday by filling in Union
street, the was brought to the Long island College l£os
i pitai.
1 Jnfauticide.—The tody of a new-bern mile infant was
• found on Wednesday iu the rear of a bat factory on tne
: Cripple Hush road, with evidences of straugulxuon on it.
Iha body 01 at other child, evidently still uorn. enclose d
in a cigar box, was dug up by two boys in the viuimty uf
the 42d Precinct station House. Another still-barn infant
w as lound in Tiffany Place on Tuesday.
Drath from Mental. E;-notion.— A man named Alexander
Matthews, while being examined in J ll tice ltoermn’B
Court on Tut sd ay morning, ma criminal case, suddenly
became red in the lace, fell down, ana died al-nest in
stantly. Le is supposed to have died of apoplexy.
Foundling.— A pretty little bairn, only about four week?
old, was lound la/1 Tuesday in front of No 29 Grana street.
Williamsbuigh. The Superintendent ol the Puor wul loot
after it.
Acquit teiL—"Henry M. Fox. charged with opening letters
and embezzling money while acting as an employee in
Westcott’s Express office has been fully acquitted, tnere
bring no evidence whatever to prove th it he was guilty
ol the crime.
jl’i/o/ih/.—Charles Mehan and Mary Ann Fox have been
ai retted on complaint of Mary Mehan. who claims Chides
as her own, having been so made by the late Rev. Father
Bohan. She charges that Ch tries subsequently, on the
6th cf this month, married Mary Ann Fax, she knowing
him at the time to be mortgaged property. The parties
are held to answer.
'J'ttooj'a Trade.—Jno. Bea’es and Archibald Andrews are
in the cry-goods business, one oi the gentlemen at No. 218
and the other at 21S’.< Grand street. They seem to regard
one another with no amicab e feelings. On Thursday
morriig Mr. Andrews was produced before Justice Dailey
on charge of breach of the peace, by holding his fist in
unpleasant proximity to the proboscis of Mr Beales and
calling him very bad names. The Justice compelled
Dailey to enter into bonds for his future good behax ior.
Robbed in an Ealing Jfout-e.— On Wednesday afternoon,
Mr. L. V. Murphy, while paying for some refreshments
he had just had in Caldwell’s Saloon, corner of Main and
Water streets, laid his pocket book, containing SB2, on the
counter, and did not miss Jt until he went outside. When
he returned it was gone. The bar tender said it must
have been taken by two young men, who w-eat to New
Y’ork.
large. Fire.— About 4 o'clock on Thursday morning a
large barn on Evergreen avenue, near Cooper avenue, the
property of Margaret Duryea, and occupied bi' Richard
llamcyer, was burnt to the ground, together with seven
cows and two hone®, a quantity of hay and tar.n uten
sils. The total mts is estimated at slßOll. which is not
covered oy insurance. The origia of the fire is unknown.
All the linen <7o»c.—Perhaps in no other line is therefjust I
n'w’am< ng thieves »o much business as in the clothes !
line. Several clothes-lines w-ere stripped last week and
Hie week previous On Wednesday evening the clothes
line of Mrs. McKiller, on De Kalb near Gates avenue, was
stripped of the ramtiy washing
Found D,ou>n^l—Coroner Barrett held an Inquest last
Friday e> ening on the body of an unknown ma 1 that had 1
been found in the water at the foot or Main street He i
was five feet nine inches in Right, and drcgse.l as if he was 1
in the navy On one side ot a piece of paper found on i
him was written “ Henry Seymour 29 Moore st, 4. Y ” i
and on the other,' Newport, R. 1., Win. Brown. Esq ” I
In his pecketwere a silver watch and a $2 bill The I
body, which was sent to tne dead house, has not yet been i
identified.
Miwbni —An insane woman. Mrs Van Nostrand, who !
left the house of her husband in North Second near Lori >
mer street, about 12 o’clock on Tuesday night ha*» not !
bince been heard of.
Physicians Arrr. td—'Dr? Augu*t Yermond. C. R Smith,
F M. Loretie and Henry Sb 1 tawed el were arrested on Fri
day altem »on and field for examination, for non cotnoli
ance with the order requiring physicians to report cases
ol contagious disease to the Health Officer.
Jmna run. Confl,iffrotion—3 STO Tuns of Coal on Fire About 7
O’clock on Friday evening, it wusdiscovered that the coal
piled jn the yard of lhe Brooklyn Gas L’ght Company,
bituaUd a’ th* toot of Hudson avenue, near the Navy
Yard, was on fire. ‘Jhe alarm, however, w'as not given
til) 12 o’c oek when the firemen came promptly to the
greutd. They worked unremittingly. At last aa explo-
(WICB. NO. li BWORT BT.
sion ot coffflncd gas took place, after which the fire was
gf neral. About 3 o’clock yesterday morning tne firemen
thinking that they had succeeded in overcoming the
flames, desisted ; but no sooner had they remitted in their
exertions, than the flames gathered strength again, and at
5 o’clock A. M.. the men were again obliged to repair to
the place. Since then they have labored incessantly, but
it would seem to no purpose. The fire still rages and will
probably do so for days to come. 3he origin of It is as
cribed to spontaneous combustion. Tne coat. we are in
formed is insure din various companies for $25,000. Tne
loss will probably amount to $15,000 Had the firemen
been apprised ot ft earlier, they would no doubt have suc
ceeded m extinguishing the fire ; but the employees who
first wei e aware of its existence, forbore to call in the aid
of the firemen until after their own efforts had proved un
availing.
guUis aiul
A Friendless Wife.—' 1 If a wife vis
its her relations without her husbands consent, and
through illness or want of money is compelled to remain
away from him, ean he, without being able to bring any
thing against her moral character, lawfully marry again,
and within three months after his wife left home, lu New
Jersey, or any other State? Or, if not lawfully marriad,
can he live with a woman whom he introduces and ac
knowledges to be his wife, she accepting him as her hus
band, and wearing bis name? Is he liable to punishment
therefor ? Has he a right to give away his wife’s clothes,
•which she purchased with her own money, to this wo
man ?” The “ Friendless Wife’s” husband is a bigamist
By the laws of this State marriage is a civil contract, and
the acknowledgment before witnesses of a man and wo
man that they are husband and wile is a contract of mar
riage. A person guilty of bigamy may, oa conviction, be
punished by imprisonment in a State prison for a term
not exceeding five years The recovery of the clothes
given by the husband to the woman can only be deter
mined by a civil suit.
Jupiter. —' Inform me what a Massa,
chusetts iPine-Tree Shilling, of the date of 1G52 is worth?
The piece is in a good state of preservation—perfect in
every respect ” W. C. Prime, author cf a work entitled
“Coins, Medals and Seals. Ancient and Modern ” siys of
the Pine Tree coinage, “ The New England coins are now
very scarce, and most highly prized by collectors. They
have been very successfully counterfeited. The Pine-
Dee coinage was issued in large quantities—in shillings,
sixpences, threepences and twopences. They differ also
in size and in weight. This coinage was continued for
thirty-three or four years, the date (1652) being never
changed on the coins. The two penny piece was issued
till 1662, and always afterward bore that date.” Genuine
Massachusetts Pine-tree, Oak tree anti other varieties
have been sold at prices (in gold) varying from $3 to $5,
according to the condition of the pieces. What they are
now worth to coin collectors we are unable to state—but
pienume from s6to SB.
P. S.— “lnform mo if any of the rail
road companies that formerly sold lands on time, with
part payment, are selling yet? If so, where can be had
the finest lands ; or, where would it be best to purchase ?
What would you advise a young farmer, lately married,
with a sma.ll capital of nine or ten hundred dollars, to
do ?” The Illinois Central railroad company continue to
sell on advantageous terms to actual settlers, their lands
lying contiguously to the line of their road. Address a
note to lhe President of the road at Chicago, and in return
a map cf the company a unoccupied sections of land, to
gether with a pamphlet staling the conditions, etc., on
w hich farms can be purchased and entered, will bo sent
to your addressWe would “advise a young farmer,
lately married, w ith a small capital,” to look out for and
purchase the most eligibly located farm, and enter at once
I upon its cultivation. Farming, at this time, Is the most
1 profitable business a man can engage in.
Geo. F. Blackstock.— “Which is con
i sidered the greatest church day in England, Christmas or
; New Year? Which of the two is the greatest holiday?”
j New' 1 ear is esteemed of little moment, either as a holy
; or heliday in England. Christmas is regarded not only
; as a great church day, but as a high festival day
i “ Are negro Masons permitted to sit with white men in the
! lodges of the or ler in the Unifted States?” They are not
■ Negro Masonic lodges in the United States derive their
1 charter from foreign bodies, and are, therefore, not reeog
i Dized as in good standing by Grand Lodges or their sabor.
I dh.atefJ.
i Sam. — “Decide a bet by stating
; whether General Pemberton (he who surrounded Vicks
! burg to Grar.O was killed by a rebel officer or any other
i jetsen within nine months from that event ?” There
; xvasaiumbr put afloat, shortly subsequent to the sur
' render of Vicksburg, that Pemberton had been assassin
' ated by a rebel officer,somewhere in Mfessssippi; but he
i was known to be aliVtf some time subsequent to the sur-
I render of bis army. For aught we know to the contrary,
1 Pemberton is at this day in the land of the living ; but
! (considering where he is)’not doing very well.
Many.— “ Inform me which of the
; two aimiee. that of t e North or that of lhe South, has
; the most prisoners at the present time ? Do you know of
1 any cure ler calloused toesr I suffer greatly from them.”
• The Federal army has Liken nearly two prisoners to eve
; ry one captured by the rebels. It is understood that we
■ have at the present time from twenty to twenty-ilvc
■ thousand on the creait side of our army lodgerWe
adx he our correspondent to consult a chiropodist about
her ■“ calloused toe?.”
TL S. IK —“Must not every savings
• bank, before obtaining a charter, guaranty its depositors
I incase of closing up? What do you think of the New
I York and Atlantic Savings Banks Our correspondent
I may rest assured that the State has thrown every possible
j aateguard around those who deposit money in the savings’
1 banks. In ease of the failure or closing up of a bank, the
> depositors are certain to be repaid all their money
The savings institutions named in your second query we
; regard as being not less sound than others in the city.
llichard Swiveller. —“ An officer in
’ lhe United States Army ea>s that during the riots in this
; city in July, JBC3. the number of persons killed thereby
i was at least six hundred, the publication of which was
' suppressed by the authorities, lor political and other pur
! pose.®. Now, I contend that flftv would be much nearer
' ihe true statement than six hundred. Who ia right?”
Our impression is that the officer in the United Stites’
Army was about right in bis remark. Your other ques
tions are reserved.
Unconditional Union.—“ Am I not
exempt from the draft, after Laving served eighteen
months in the United States sen ico during this war and
received an honorable discharge on the ground Oi physi
cal disability ? What is the proportion of the Union ftrtllf
in natives?” Being discharged on the ground of physics l ,
eh ability, you can not be dtafttd for renewed service.
It is estimated that about three oat of every four
persons in the army are natives of the United States.
C. B.— “lnfoim me where Mrs. Jen
nlngs (now at Wallaek s) made her first appearance, and
in what piece? la she English or American? And how
many years has she b< en on the stage!” Mrs-Jennings is
a native of this city. She made her first appearance at
Wallack’s Theatre, about one year ago, asJDx Lynx, in
Buakstone’s comedy of “Married Life.” Her husband, an
officer in the military service of tho United States, was
killed at Antietam.
JI. L. C.— “ To settle an argument,
inform us whether Admiral Wilkes is still iu the U. S.
Navy :or wai he dismissed the service? Where does he
reside?” Mr. Charles Wilkes’grade iu the navy is that ot
Commcdore. He is cn the retired list—waking orders.
He resides in Brooklyn.
Manhattan — “ la it grammatical to
sa.v that a house or store was completely gatfeA :■ ’ It is
not quite as elegant an expression as “emptied," or “de
prived of its contents ” Webster, however, may be aired
as authority for the use of the word as it is placed iu
Manhattan’s question.
J. S. It.—“ls it an invariable rule
that soldiers must have their hair cropped or cut short
upon their enlistment ? ’ The rule Is notabsolute. Sur
geons of regiments usually recommend the cropping of
lhe hair to prevent the harboring or vermin. It is a cus
tom among soldiers, rather than a rule, to have the hair
cut not longer than one inch.
Ignoramus — “I desire to know what '
pirate vessel belonging to the rebels it was that sunk the !
United States steamer Hatteras, a year or so ago?” Tne !
Hatteras was sunk ofl Galveston. Texas, on the 11th of
January. 1853, by the rebel sftamer Alabama.
B.— “ Was there more money in the
Treasury of the United States when Floyd let; the War
Department than there is at the present time . ’ Not by
many millions. The exact sum in dollars and cents we
cannot give.
M. S. K.— “To decide a wager, I
derire to know whether the word broader be used ?’’
Ctrlainly. Broad, broader broad .>t ts"per
lath'e).
NUMBER 5
(Written for tke New York Dispatch.}
s h now s.
By C. Howard.
What flits before me in the gloom,
And darkens in the light!
Is it a vision from the tomb
Or meteor of the night ?
It bath no substance, yet a form
Is painted on the air,
Begotten of a mind forlorn.
O’ershadowcd everywhere.
A whispering sound is in mine car,
You’ll be a shadow soon,
Bat let thy manhood not despair.
All flesh moat feed earth’s womb.
Those limbs that flicker in the dark
Were once entwined with thine.
They’ve thrown oft the frail mortal spark,
And now wear the divine.
Transition should not be thought death,
’l’lß only change of place,
The shadows that appal aiv breath
Once claimed my warm embrace;
They populate the sightless atr
And cross me oa the way.
Some i'i the attitude o: prayer
Awai: the J udginent Dav.
One, more engaging than the rest,
Now beckons mo along,
How smooth his alabaster crest,
Harp-toned thif spirit song;
“ Do not regret that I am dead,
’Tis what you too must be.
Oh, let me soothe your aching head,
Come quickly—come to mei”
Bls little hands a charm impart.
And traiiqnlLizo my pi'.n,
They reach my palpitating heart.
They press my throbbing brain;
Hi« lips perva le my burning face
And cool the fevered titras,
1 bold him in my fond embrace,
Ne’er, ne’er to part again.
Though in my arms, he carries me
Aj> lightning through the rain,
VI e cross a oeep. umat homed sea.
A never ending plain;
I turn a moment, when my sight .
This shadowy ball descries.
Like a dim comet 0; the nignt
When sorrow veDe the skies.
Unnumbered shadows now appear,
Of varied size and grace
They point with melancholy care
To my abiding place;
Where they all once as mortals stood
Witn relatives and iriends,
Now resting with tne pure and good.
Whose pleasure never enas.
Begging permission thers to stay
And rot come ba k to earth,
I find the forfeit I mu:<t pav
3’liat was incurred at birth;
Repentant tears with fervent prayers.
If we would win the prize,
Will through the pilgrimage of years
Conduct us to the skies.
Broken in spirit, crushed in heart,
I struggle with deppair,
Shade we which lingered now depart,
They vanish into air:
Bare the bright vision ever by—
Beneath—be ide—above—
Who learnt in e*rly youth to die.
And share undying love.
Behold a lovely ray of light
That leads beyond the gl pin,
An angel all atraved in white,
Savs, “ Fear not—leap the tomb!”
I’i) try, I’ll try. thy parting breath,
Tby closing eyes I see,
3’each me to jace the shadow death,
To ever rest with thee.
Entered according to act of Congress in the Clerk s Office
of the District Court of the Southern District of the sum
ot New York, by Amob J. Whxiamsox.
wowuxra
BX V. THOMSON, REMKTF.R.
i AriHOR or “ IHB FOHGEKS’ FAMILY,” “ IKVATOI
- ETC., ETC.
CHAI’I’ER XXXIII.
: THE MVKDER OF MOTHER FADGE AND SVICIDB OF
ROEBUCK.
| The two officers of the law hurried ILoebnck
■ hastily through the lonely streets toward a
: station house, the police courts and the
1 piison being closed. For some time
1 prevailed, and. when it was interr tt pted,. it
came in the form oi a proposition rrom the un
fortunatc prisoner, who offered a fortune to be
permitted to escape.
But the bribe aid not succeed; and they
walked gloomily along the by-ways to prison.
At length they stopped before an ordinary
door, over which huug u big dim deep red and.
green lamp, with the words “Station House,’’
painted on it. He. walked up mechanically
the few steps that led to the dour, and entered,
but not as is done in ordinary cases was ho
treated. It was evident some important per
sonage was expected The captain was seated
behind the desk, and he nodded to the officers
to take the prisoner, not down stairs to the cells,
but into /us private room, which he soon entered
after the captive.
“ Well, 1 declare. 1 ' said the captain, ejecting
about a quart of tobacco juice from his mouth
in the spittoon, “ who’ll a thought of seeing
you here. What's the charge against you’ •
“1 can't tell you. The fact is, I htven’t
seen the warrant yet. Will you be kind enough
to show it to me t"
The officer pissed the warrant over to the
' prisoner, who looked steadily at it for a m'n
i ute or two.
“Murder!” he exclaimed, after drawing in
i a very long breath.
' ‘■ Murder !'’ repeated the captain, taliing up
the cue. “ Who'd a thought of that!"’
“ You may well say so. The charge is new
and strange to me.”
<< Well, now.” (hOuglit the to him
self, as he saw Roebuck carefully perusing UiV
warrant, ‘‘ if there is any foundation for that
sort of thing, it would be worth something to
get out of this 'ere room. It would take a
pretty big aperture to go through. A thou
sand dollars a brick wouldn’t be too much.
What more harm is there in this than it one
detective works up a case to convict, and an
other follows right on the stand to give evi
dence to acquit ?”
The officers who made the arrest, were stop
ping longer than the captain deemed politic,
when they received a gentle hint that their
presence was no longer necessary.
Alone, the captain drew his chair up to Roe
buck and made himself very familiar.
“ If there is anything you want, Mr. Roe
buck, just say so; supper, or wine, or message
to your own house—anything you want. Yon
can have your own servant to wait on you, if
you choose.”
“Thank you, Captain ; I’ll avail myself of
your kindness to-night. This trap, for I can
call it nothing else, has been sprung so sud
denly on me, that I don’t know how to aet.”
“These things allers spring suddenly on a
fellow.”
“True. What is singular, I’m without a
cent in my pocket. I’ll want some loose change
to-morrow.”
“There’s nothing like soap in trouble.”
“ Would you be kind enough to tike a cou
ple of checks to my banker ? I believe he
would cash them to-night if you yourself was
paiticuhirly anxious to—well ”
And he hesitated in the middle of the sen
tence.
“ O, certainly, by all means ”
“ Then let me have a sheet of paper.”
The interview was interrupted by the abrnpt
entrance of the sergeant, who landed the cap
tain a letter, at the same time telling him that
a lady outside wished to see him.
“Is she a stunner, sergeant?”
“ Can’t say ; she is closely veiled.”
“Well just wait a minute.”
The captain proceeded to read the letter;

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