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The Canada Afiair--Internal
Revenue Receipts.
Washington, Dec. 24.
The latest advices from Canada render it certain that
there -win be no trouble between our government and the
authorities in that province
The receipts at the Interval P.evenue bureau during the
month of December amount to $20,W0. 060.
The weather is milder this morning, and the tee in the
Potomac is breaking up.
Fortress Monroe, Dec. 22.
The rebel papers contain the following dispatch :
“ Lynchburg, Va.» Dec. 14.
•’ Passengers by the Western train, to night, report a
raid on the Virginia and Tennessee Railroad at Bristol,
Tennessee. The enemy are supposed to be a portion of
Burbridge’s command. From Bean Station they ad
vanced rapidly, and entered the town at five o’clock in
the morning. They destroyed a considerable amount of
fey eminent stores. An engine and train on the East
Tennessee and Virginia Railroad, and an eastern bound
train on the Virginia and Tennessee road, between Bristol
and Abingdon, were destroyed.
“ No positive intelligence of the enemy’s numbers had
been received, but they are supposed to have been five
or six thousand. A portion of the force is said yet to
occupy the town. A body of the enemy, returning to.
ward Bean Station, encountered our forcos at Zolllsoffer,
a station on the East Tennessee Railroad, nine miles
west of Briston, where a fight was said to be in progress
at last accounts.”
Washington, Dec. 24.
The Commissioner of Internal Revenue has decided
that scrap iron, heretofore taxed, is not subject to tax
under the Internal Revenue law, a tax upon it In the ore
having already been paid.
An interesting ceremony occurred’
in General Meade’s army oiEft'ednesila.Y last. All mem
bers of the Second Corps who had distinguished them
selves by special acts of heroism, were presented with
medals by General Meade, in sight of all the officers of
the corps and the regiments to which tne recipients be
longed After the prrseutatPn the General addressed
the soldiers in an appropriate speech, thanking them for
their heroic deeds. and couseling others to emulate their
example. The following afternoon General Meade pre
sented medals to the men ot the Ninth Corps a’so, for
gallantry in the late campaign. Most ot those entitled co
them, however, were absent; either dead, m the hospi
tal, or discharged, which. made the c iremony le?s pleas
ant than it would otherwise have been.
Four more deserters, belonging to
the army of the Potomac, were hung on 16th inst., three
tn the Second Corps, and one in the Fifth Corps. Their
names were William Kaine, Eighth Maryland; John
Thompson. Fifth New Hampshire ; Christopher Suhr and
Char es Damm ell, Seventh New York. They all died ap
parently without much suffering Some titty more of the
tame class of deserters are to be tried, and it is expected
xxoftt of them will have a similar fate.
Genei al Dana has issued an order,
by which all exemptiors from militia duty heretofore
granted in the District ot West Tennessee wifi be sold af
ter the Ist ot January next, persons between the ages of
18 and 45, claiming exemp ion from any cause, must
make proper proof, and procure a certificate before that
date. Another order requires persons taking out liquor
Heer tea in the city of Memphis to pay a tax of s3l) per
A letter from La Passe gives an ac
count of the seizure of the American schooner W. L.
Richardson by the French wax steamer Dumonte, when
entering the Bay of La Faese, on the 30th of October,
The pretext was that toe schooner had 100 kegs of pow
der aboard, which were taken away and the schooner re
leased. The powoer was intended for mining operations
on the Colorado River.
A late arrival from. Na sau states
that several blockade runners had left Nassau for South
ero ports, and that two er three of them had been chased
becked by Federal cruisers. Large numbers of passen
gers weie offering to come to New York, but there
were no vessels to brin them.
The following is an extract from the
Journal of one of the officers on board the pirate Florida,
dated eft' Pernambuco, May 9 1363 : ” Got permission of
the President to remain onlv twenty four hours. When
that time had er pired we were not ready to leave. Th -re*
upon Capt. Maffit wrote a letter to the President, telling
him that if he compelled us to leave when we were not
ready, that as soon as the war was over with us and the
Yankees, our Government, hearing of this insult, would
send hack for satisfaction. Thereupon the President
added three days to our stay.”
The report circulated to the effect
that Gederal Warren had ordered the houses on the Una
of his late march to be burned in retaliation for the shoot*
ing of some of our stragglers by guerrillas, is untrue.
•General Warren, as well as his staif, and other com
marders. did all in his power to prevent these outrages,
particularly where women and children were living, and
although their efforts did not prevent a terrible scene of
de! natation and conflagration, yet more than one habita
tion was saved to its unfortunate occupant*.
“John 0. Breckinridge, Major-Gen
eral,” and four years Vice-President of the United States,
in a recent order, kindly invites the people of East Ten
nessee to return to their homes and “enter upon the pur
suits as peaceful citizens.” He guarantees protection not
only to all who have entered the Union service but wish
to leave it, but, further, to all refugees of whatever kind;
Ard he promises them that they shall not be required to
perform military service—ft they are “ above or below
<Le military age. ’ How kind I
General Rosecraus publishes a card
ki reference to some alleged aspersions of his character.
He says, whatever may have been the cause of hii re
moval from the Department of Missouri, it was not that
his campaign against Price was a failure. He asserts
that h was successful, and fruitful of good to the Federal
Clause. Nor has the President ever intimated dissatisfac
tion with his management of cnril matters in Missouri.
The charge that he is an opium-eater, General Rosecrane
likewise says is unfounded.
A letter Lorn a rebel soldier to the
” beloved of his goal,” said to have been intercepted, con
tains some touching paragraphs He bays :“ My quarters
in camp arc passable, but the quarters in my pocket are
not Las’, night 1 had a puddle for a pillow, and covered
myself with a sheet of water. 1 long tor more whiskey
barrel.’ and less gun-tarrels, more biscuits and less bul
let*. How I wish you were here. The iuitber away I get
from you, the better I like you.-’
The trip of the Dictator from New
York to Hampton Roads was much more successful than
was prophesied by many, as the vessel has not yet com
pleted her mission or arrived at her final deetination. it is
not deemed necessary to give particulars at this tims.
Rumor says that ehe will have an opportunity to test her
mt rits under fire in a few days, the result of whica will
looked for with great interest.
An official order will be issued di
jrectlng that except they be immigrant pas engers directly
• nterii.g an American port by sea. no traveler shall here
after be allowed to enter the Vnittd States from a fireign
•ountry without a passpert. This regulation is intended
to apply’ especially to persons proposing to conic to the
Xu ited States from the neighboring British Provings.
The treaty made between the United
States and Ihe chiefs and warriors of the Tabequacha
band ot the Utah Indians, inhabiting a large and valuable
area of land in Colorado Territory, opens another large
section of country to unmolested emigration, embracing
according to reliable information, much valuable mineral
and agricultural territory.
The Montreal Gazette says that the
evidence adduced on Saturday before the Police Com
mittee ef the City Council, goes to show conclusively that
Mr. Lammothe had made arrangements in advance with
the Confederate aaenta to give up the money to the raid
er’ as soon c« they should be ilischa r ged from custody.
The say s this would insured hia dismissal if
lie had not resigned.
The Richmond Enquirer of Satin
dav’s date states that Gen. Robert E. Lee gives the weight
ot bib opinion that the negroes of the South should bs used
to add to the strength L ot their army. The very general
acquiescence of the prominent military and crnl official*
ot the Davis dominion make It quite clear tha 1 this policy,
for a Jong time resisted, will be now inaugurated.
A young soldier, in the first dav’s
battle at Nashville, was shot in the abdomen by A Minie
ball and received a mortal wound. Hq still held hi*
ground aud ken! on firing until the second bail crushed
through the bridge of his none. “ And then,” said he. “ I
had to give up ” Be was taken to tha hospital, but died
on the follcwing morning.
The demand of the Brazilian Gov
err naent for reparation for the seizure of the Florida is
understood to have been insolent in tone. The reply of
the Btcietary of State, which is jiut completed, is firm yet
conciliatory; not Indorsing the seizure, and expressing a
desire to have the matter fairly adjusted.
Mr. Stanton is getting the better of
his long illnets and mw spends several hours at the War
Department daily. His report is promised to be ready
soon, but it would not be surprising if it were not sent in
till alter the holidays. Important parti of the document,
it is said, arc still unwritten.
While General Hood w-as at the res
if once of a Mr®. Rains, rear Nashville, on the 13th instant,
he remaiked to an officer, in her pre ence, that he had
inspected all the fortifications, and that they exactly
suited him, and that he was as certain to take Nasnvil'e
as that the city stood where it did.
The torpedoes in the Roanoke river
destroyed a few days since the double ender Otsego, 10
guns, 274 tons, built at New York; the Bagley. 2 guns,
purchased, and Packet Boat No. 0, built at East Boston by
8. Smith. Someot the other vessels narrowly escaped a
like fate.
There are sixty prisoners awaiting
trial at City Point, all charged with desertion to the ene
my for the purocse of receiving the benefit of Jeff Davis’
order No. 65, offering to send to tnelr homes all deserters
from the Union armies.
The Biitish correspondent of the
London Star, in a recent letter, asserts that the vast ma
jority oi Germans—nine-tenths of the people and the
press or Germany—favor the cause ot the Union in the
American consent.
The bill which was passed in the
House of Representatives on Thursday to supply defi
ciencies in the appropriations for the war service of the
fiscal year ending June 30,1865, appropriates about $93,-
The soldiers of Grant’s army, in or
der to supply tbemMlves with water, have dug weds from
70to39iett deep The number of wells about Peters
burg)! is said to be at least SUO.
In New Orleans the Mayor regulates
the price of loaves of bread every week according to the
market price of flour, and.the bakers nave to conform to
the standard.
General Sherman’s advance into
Georgia excited much interest in England. It was regard
ed as a brilliant yet dangerous movement.
A soldier writes home that he gets
along with the hard tack pretty wall, except when they
put the shorU.nlng Into it lengthwise.
The irorf-.clad gunboat Many unk was
successfully launched last week from the shipyard of Ma
son A Snowden, ot South Pittsburgh.
The Dictator, Commodore John Ro
geru has arrived at Fortress Monroe, after a very quick
and successful trip from New York.
M< atures have been taken to raise a
regiment of veteran volunteers on the Pacific coast, to
serve in Hancock’s new corps.
The rebtl generals Marmaduke,Ca
bell ai d Gordon passed through Boston last Thursday era
unite to Fort Warren.
All the rebels prisoner? in Washing
ton have been removed* from the Old Capitol and sent
The piize money in Mobile Bay
amounts to one year’s pay for every man engaged ia the
Bernard Westhelmer, doing business as a milliner and
mantilla maker, in Avenue C, was charged with stealing
a sovereign ircin Alica Paik% a newly-arrived emigrant,
under the followlugcircunistacces: Complainant said she
went into defendant’s store to buy a hat. at $2 50, when lie
atked her bow long she had been in the country. She
told him a week, and took out the sovereign, wnen ho
usked hew many shi.lings were in a sovereign, and she
fold him twenty. After looking at some hats of various
prices, the bouaht a hat at $2 6u. and paid for it with tho
sovereign. Then they had some discussion about its value,
and both looked at the Reporter lor its worth in green
backs He took the sovereign, but subsequently wrapped
it up in a piece oi white paper and gave it back to her,
and told her it would be better for her to go and get it ex
changed. She tcok what she suppesed was the sovereign
and leit the hat she had purchased, but when she opened
the paper, instead oi finding a sovereign, she found a new
Lincoln cent The defer cc set up that a )>ov in the store
w as the fast that lookeu at the sovereign, and a ter getting
it from him she wrapped it up with a sixpence in a two
dollar greenback. Two witnesses to this fact tell a long
story, minute in all its particulars, in language almost ver
batim from beginning to end, j et they declare they never
ta<ked i n the subject, with anybody. A third witness, who
could not speak English, testified to the details of the con
versaticn between complainant and defendant, which
took place in English Bhe also said that defendant was
waiting on her to fit her child with a cloak, when com
plainant went out. Witness was in the store about twenty
minutes neking the purchase, and during that vine she
heaid ano saw everything that took place. Testimonv
to the test ot character was given. The Court evidently
thought the swearing was a little too strong on the part of
defence, as a verdict of guilty was rendered Sentence
whs deferred to give defendant time to ia affidavit* in
mitigation of punb-hmtnt. Allien the case was brougot
up lor disposition, there were any amount of testimonuls
»s te character, besides a long petition from the friends of
the prisoner, praying the Court io reverse their judgment.
Ibis the Court cou.d net do even if it had been so inclined,
but the next best to that was done, in suspending judg
William Sinnert, a verygenteely dre sed lad, aged fif
teen, was charged with stealing a revolver worm $lB,
frt m the show case in front of the store oi Philo T. Beers,
'1 hnd avenue. He was seen by a witness to go up t> the
•hew ca?e, about an hour after dusk, stand a few minutes
before it, then break the glass, thrust his hand in and
take semething out and run off. Witnessed pursued, and
never Jost si&ht of him till he arrested him. A revolver
was missir g, but none was found cu him. and the suppo
sition is be dropped it in tie chase. On nis person was
found a tack hammer, which it was thought lie used io
brtr.king the glass, but ia this they were mistaken, tie
your g>ter knew that bis elbow was better than any tool
ne could carry to thrust through a show case. After his
arrest he acknowledged taking the revolver, and begged
to be let oil'. When arraigned ;or trial he pleaded not
“ Wbat do yon do for a Using?” a-ked the Court, after
a v< i diet ofguifty i ad been rendered.
“ 1 used to sing at No. 474 Broome street.”
“ How old are you f”
“Are your parents living? - ’
*• My mother and sister are in California, father is dead,
: but my guardian, Captain Gorion, lives ia Grand street.
1 aiii’i guilty. 1 don’t think ’
The prisoner was remanded to inquire into his charac
ter. The repoit made of him was far from favorable he
was graduating fast for the State Prison. He wxs sent by
the Court to the House of Refuge.
James Tcole, Lawrence Dalton and Michael Barry were
charged with the double oftence ox being three dead beat*
aid a: so of having committed an assault and battery oxi
Jacques Monnais, rrenchy. It was quite a refresh
ing epoch in the lite of this man (Frenchy) to be permit
ted to appear in the witness seat as a pro-ecutor, having
stood at the bar oi justice himself a dozen times A more
depraved wretched neve**lived; he fears nor entertains
respect for God, man, the law, or virtue. His first ap
peararce as a criminal in our courts tvas about oignt
ye ai sago, as a receiver of stolen goods. Hethen had a
confectionery stand on the pavement by the post office,
which wat extensively patronized oy merchants’ mes
sengers, whom he encoura.’ cd to break open letters and
par oln postage stamps, which he bought as often as
brought to him. He was convicted of receiving stolen
gooc s and seiit to the t tate Prison After his release, he
started ore ot the lowest and filthiest of assignation
homes imegh able, in the Fiftn Ward, where, after he hat
accumulated about five thousand dollars, an effort was
wade to rid the city of his prei-eace by frequently arresting
him on tne charge oi keeping a di.iordorly home. He was
convieied once, but appealing his case, and having able
counsel to defend him, he escaped his desert* by slipping
thicugh some loophole in the law. At last he was arret
ed on a very grave offeree, forcibly detaining a woman
in < ne of »he rosms of hie hsnse for a whole week, grotw
ly outrsging her. He was tried in the General Sessions,
and convk ted of this offence, but a stay of proceedings
was obtained, and after months ot litigation a new trial
was ordered. The District Attorney, after tha additional
evidence flut was permitted to be read on the motion for
a new trial, did not deern it proper to again arraign him
for that offer ce A number of medical gentlemen who
examined Monnats, said it was impossible lor him, for
certain reasena, to commit the offence.
Monnais reopened his sink ofcrime in the wifth Ward,
but after a time he was driven from it, and he is foami
float ifchlng again in a similar establish nent in Mercer
Street, in the Eighth Ward
Here is Frenchy e testimony in this case :
I keep a beo house.
T.<e Cnirt— What ?
a lodging 1 ouh’. These boys r%xne in mv
place. 1 keep nebody rayae: . They ruy, •• Frenchy, bow
do yon do ? We are broke. We want something to drink.”
I suy, “ I pay my rent ” They say, “ Give me a glass of
Sherry wine” I say, “That is fifteen cents a glass.
There’s seven of you. Fay one dollar down and I give it
you.” They then took a big chair, and Barry wanted to
steal my watch, and they licked me. The first struck
me with a chair, the other broke it over me and kicked
This was the evidence, but with all this terrible roug'x
handling that be described, he exhibited no visible marks
of the fracas The accused were found guilty and fined
$2 each Frenchy, on leaving the stand,distributed about
fifty cards of his Mercer street den to the members of the
bar, some of whom no doubt may yet avail chemselve;
of the convenience. On the back of Frenchy’* card ia
t]ie following device, which he irreverently calls the Ten
Ccmiuandments :
1— Thou shalt have ro Landlord only me ;
2 To no cthtr bouse go on a .spree ;
3 -Take not thy host’s good name in vain ;
4 Nor in mj house dare be profane ;
5 Give all my liquors praises due ;
6 And JV-cwcAAssegais you’ll find “ true blue?
7 Faj r all your bibs without much talking,
8— Frenchy is opposed to chalking—
-9— Deface not either chair nor wpIL
10—Ard shoie na queer in Monnat’ hall*,
Thomas Keehan. alias John D. Winn, a boy aged about
12 years, was lor tho second time this montn, tried on the
charge of stealing I a hoxse. On the first occasion the
Court could not believe the guilt and cunning of the yout ;
they thought it was a youngs’er’s trick On that occasion
. he entered the stable ot a gentleman in the Fourth Ward,
tock the horse out, mounted it, and was riding up Hudson
street, when he was stopped by a policeman, who thought
ft suspicious to see the youncster riuing the prancing steed
with the pride of a new Hedged general. De told the
policeman that tho herse belonged to ni* uncle, and he
bad been sent to the Bull’s Head to sell it. Judgment i»
that case wes suspended. In thia case he and another boy
tock a shovel ai d broke the Lick of the staole, and after
taking the horse our,they rede it around till they came
across a sleigh. They then hitched in the horse, and
after having a jolly drive around the city, took it up t >
the horse market, ana were trying to sell it when arrested.
The horse adventures of the youth arc stopped for a time.
He was sent by the Court to the House of Refuge.
Mary Keeley, a woman apparently about 23 years of
age, but so blotted and besotted with dissipation that her
rtce on earth scenred about run cut, was changed with
keeping a house of baa repute at No 385 Canal street.
She wore a small jockey hat that barely covered the top
other head, and a terribly swollen black eye gave her a
woe-begone, melancholy appearance diary pleaded
guilty to having charge of the house. She said the Mad
am was up en the Island, and as her friend, she couldn’t
think to let the place go to ruin. When the descent was
maae on the house, several specimens—male and lemale—
oi ihe patrons of the house were looked up as witness for
the prosecution. Tw o policemen, Jacasou and Van Colter
of tho Eighth Precinct gave the house the hardest kind of
a hard character. Fighting, brawls, disorderly men and
women, and reputed thieves and lewd women were its
patrons. Occasic nally a gentk man would be seen to
s j'ly in, and pop sudo only out with his handkerchief up
io his nose, and his left hand fixing the ri.n oi his hat over
the brow\ Occasionally there occurred robberies in there.
It was the robbery of a soldier that led to th i arrest in
this instai ce. But the worst feature of this house is the
iact that its inmate* encourage boys of from fifteen up to
pa-ronize it. One of these buys w r as retained as a witness
as a sample of tne youihs that are in the habit of drinking
Fanny Brown, one oi the guest*, bad very little to say
about the house She did not know the character of the
girls. She was making a friendly call on Miss. Keeley
when the police dropped in. So far as she was concern
ed, s) e was a virtuous wi-xnan now. A man named Smit ti
in Grand street kept her.
Mary Kennedy Mid the folks in the house were very
nice people. She could not speak for tne other girls. For
hereelf she received no company that day,
Josephine Edmonds also said they were very nice folks
in the house she couldn’t speak lor the other girls; ail
the company she received was her friends. V’ery nice
gentlemen came to the house.
Wm. McGuire, aged aboutsixteen, very boyish looking—
no doubt one of the very nice gentlemen spoken ot—said
that he lived at No 639 Greenwich street, with bl 3 aunt.
Bridget Carroll, and worked at ice lor a living. He said
he had been down there twice, and tmblushingty told what
he went for.
The prisoner was convicted and sent to the penitentiary
for font mouths. Who will keep it now when mistress
and maid are both in prison I
Isaac Wyles, a German, well nigh on to seventy, was
charged with keeping a house ot bad repute in Canal
street in the vicinity <1 the last house, if anything it
was a shade worse in character. The Court thought that
a man verging on the grave might find a more suitable
business to be engaged in. After convicting him, he
sent to the penitentiary for four months hd<l fined $59.
Some lawyers are endowed with a great deal of Inge
nuity; they are brimful of expedients for any emeigen*
cy; can turn and toss and twist about the facts and law
of a esse against their client to argumet ts in his favor;
perform logical acrobatic feats that sometimes astoaad
themselves; but, without tact to skilfully guide that inge
nuity, it is a failure. It was so exhibited in the case of
Wvnen M. Gray, a very respectable looking gentleman,
who was charged with stealing a pair of gaiters of tho
value ot eight dollais the property ot Samuel Marks, of
Broadway. The prisoner was found with the evidence
pt guilt in his possession, ana when arraigned be*
fore the magistrate, he naked lor an immediata
disposition or his case, pleading guilty. Without
waiting the usual twenty-four hours given after a
committal beft re bringing a prisoner to trial, the accused,
ax bis own request, v as conducted from the police court
to the Sessions. Lutin that very short transition, occupy
ing about five minutes, he found counsel or counsel found
him, charged his mind, pleaded lot guilty, and tne law
entitling him to twenty tour hours after commitment, the
cate was adjourned and the prisoner was rem inded.
Wl’cn-the case came up for trial onremand. ’he complain
ant fail, d to appear. Counsel asked a dismissal of tne
case on tne groui d that the prosecutor did not wish to fol
low the matter up, Indeed did not believe him guilty. He
offeied to prove by witnesses m Court of the highest res
portability, that lor the lust thirty years defendant had
been a man oi probity and unimpeachable character.
The Court declined to near that testimony and ordered
an attachment lor complainant The defendant again
pleaded not guilty, and counsel asked th it toe prosecutor
might be allowed to withi raw the case ;t he prisoner was
a man sixty-four years of nge, and most highly connected.
The Court said, if -hey had been put in possession of
those tacts before prisoner and complainant had under
taken to settle the case without consulting them, their
actian might have b< en different. They would permit no
case to be settled in a surreptitious manner, no matter
whether the panics interested were millionaires or men
Notwithstanding this decision of the Court, a nleu of not
guilty was recorded, and Hie case went to trial, when
conviction stared xiim in the face Complainant said a
pair of gaiters had been stolen from him. worth $8 ; de
fend ant’s friends had paid him for the gaiters. Another
witness testified to seeing prisoner take the gaiters and
put them under his coat; all the time he was slightly In
toxicated. A witness for the accused testified to knowing
the deiendant thirty y ears ago, when be was a promising
young merchant. Of tete years he bad lost sight ot him.
Other evidence showed that liquor w as al the bottom of
the trouble. The accused was found guilty, and judg
ment was suspended. Marks the complainant, was
found guilty of contempt of court, and fined $6.
waa the title of an abandonment case, fn which four dis
tinguished members ot the bar tried to make it as black as
poMoble—a teat they could have accomplished on Depo
sition* evidence, without the little promptings of either
Mr. or Mis. White. Mr. Henry White is a hatter, or, as
he styles liiniself, one who irons up hat.i and sells them.
Home time in Jui e, 1862, he sold out the furniture of h.s
house, ana left nothing but empty apartments for his
wi;e. This is her evidence. He swears that in Jnhe, 1362,
bhe left the bouse nn a Fpree, aud was gone eight or ten
days, ane part ot that time she was with her sister, and
psrt of ft in a house of prostitution. She swears she was
abandoned ; he swears ehe abandoned him. He swears
was guilty of adultery; she aweara she was not, and.
t>-rough her coun&el, avers, even if that were proven, the
Court of Sessions, net being a court of divorce, he is still
bound to support her ; but they deqy this allegation.
Evidence ot tne adultery was offered before the police
justice—-it was ruled out, hence the appeal; in the Ses
sion* the same offer of evidence was al*o ruled-out. The
resiondent averred les wite was a drunkard, a tippler, a
virago, etc., etc., etc , with whom it was impossible to
live. This the complainant denied. On that point the
Ccnrt ruled that, an the Court ot Special Sessions could
rot grant even a limited divorce, they had not a right to
listen to the evidence, and it w r as ruled out. a husoand,
it be is unable to live with his wile irom the various
causes that may spring up in the course ot a matrimonial
life, must live with her, or in leav,ng support her, or
agree to what is called an wparatiou—a limited
or perpetual divorce The case was aecicted against the
respondent, and, rather than support his wite, Mr. White
went to prison. Benedicts will pleasa make a note ol
DFsmrcTivE Fibs in Beekman street
—Loss Ovbk $373.0(0 Late on Friday night, a fire broke
out on the second floor of the large five story white mar.
ble front building No 55 Beekman street, and Before H
was extinguished the entire building was destroyed and
several of U.e adjoining buildings, with their contents,
were seneualy damaged. Tne following ls a list of the
losses and insurances: No 55 w-as owned by tne Wyman
estate, and was valued at —insured for s.*4s,Out), but
in what companies could not be ascertained Messrs. J.
E Halsey A Co., dealers in hardware, who occupied the
lirat floor, estimate their loss at $35,U00; and on this they
have insurance to the amount oi sls OU. as follows:
American, $2,000: Firemen’s Fund, $3,(00; Importers’
and Traders’. $6,000 ; and Park, *is imw. Ihe second floor
was occupied by Messrs. Foster t Tower hardware deal
ers. who were insured for s'».oi)o in the North American,
and $5,01)0 in the Croton Lws, total. Messrs. Wolfe,
Dash A Fisher, hardware dealers, on the third floor, were
insured by the Niagara Company for $15.000; their loss is
fully that amount Messrs. Henion, Bacha A Co., dealers
in window glaw, in the basement, lot evert thing. They
were insured in the Hoffmau Company, $5,000; Green
wich. $5,(00: Bowery, $5 0'0; rcmmonweaVb, $5,00);
Morehcads’, $3.000; Lasayette, $3,0u0 ; Hope, $2 530 ; *jjd
Lor til ard, $6,500 Mtssrs. E. Robbias A Bra .1 ley, a firm
which was formerly engaged in Southern trade, had a
stock on storage in th* sub cellar, the value of which has'
not been reported. The firm insure themselves. In the
basement, the Baldwin Too) Company had a stock which
was insured for $3,5000. Total losv The flames ran from
the upper stories ot No. 65, through the roof of No, 57. and
made ». ccmplete wreck of the fourth and fifth stories of
that building. The losses and Insurance are as follows :
On th a first floor. Messrs Basset A Mace, dealers in hard
ware, had a stock valued at armut $100,(00, and this
is verv seriously damaged by water ; perhaps s7s,oft),
they think, may cover their Jess ; tlv y were unable,
yesterday, to give toe amount oi their insurance, or say
I,y what companies they were insured On the second
Poor, Mr. John Scott had a s’oek of hardware which he
valued at about $130,000, and which is mo»e than half
destroyed. His ins'trauces were m the Rewlute, Relief,
Germania, Adriatic-Yonkers, and New York, Columbia,
Croton, Hoffman, Mercantile. Williamsburgtx City. Park,
Citizen®. Harmony, Em Dire City and Manhattan offices,
for $5 UX) each: total, $75,(At)
On the third floor. Messrs. Edward Barnes A Co , hard
ware dealers, lo>t heavily by fire and water; they are in
sured for $3»» 000.
On the fourth and fifth stories the Stanley Rale and
Level Company had on storage more than sso oft) worm
of goods, which were totally destroyed; they were In
i uied for S4B OCT—$3 oi>o in the Merchant’s office. $i ftJO in
the Baltic ss.ft>o in the Tradesmen’s, $4 500 in ia the In
ternational, $5 000 in the Importer* and Traders’. $1 .VW in
the Home, $3,000 in ’he Jew? City, $5 fth» in the Hum
brldt, S2.OCC in the Empire city, and $5,000 In the Green
• wieh.
No. 59 was considerably damaged by water. Messrs.
Norton A Bassett, dealtrs in sadaiery an.i hardware, suf
fered tome less, but the amount has not been estimated.
They are Insured for $lO 500, as follows: Continental Com,
vary, $3 0C0; Arctic Hl Nicholas, $2,600; Grecers’-
$5,110; Citizens’, $5,(10; Home, $4,000; Etna {Hartford),
Firemen’s (Newark?, S3,WX>; Charter Oak, sl,( 00; Ameri
can Exchange, S3JW; Albany City, $5,000; common*
wealtn, $-’.QVO.
On the second and third floors, the Whipple File Com
pany had a large stock oi goods, upon which their insur
ance is s7u Olt), in the Mctroro’itau Hanover. Eliot (Bos
ton), ana Bhoe aud Leather Dealers’ (Boston) for $5,000
each, and in the Liverpool and London offices, $40,000.
Mt ssrs. Endicott A Co. bthegraphere cn the third floor
of No. 59,10 ft about $1 c-OO by water. They have insur
ance in the Firemen’s Trust, Etna (Hartford) Mechanics’
and Traders’, and Washington; and Messrs. E. Barnes A
Son. dealers m cutlery, lost their entire stock. Insurance
$17,000 in the Greenwich, Jefferson, Mercantile anl Gioba
Messrs. Stmuol Glen A Brother, hardware dealer*, oc
cupying the rear of the third floor at No. 65, lost their en
tile stock, to the value of $30,000. They are insured lor
sls 5001
No. 53, occupied by Damson X Goodeno-w, hardware
manufacturing company, was damaged by water: toss
six ut $30,1'00. Insurance in New York Offices; Standard,
$5,C00; Jeflerson, SSCW; Washington, $5 000; Adriatic,
$5,000; Resolute, $5 60'0; Heme, 15,000; Continental,
$5,000; Hanover. $5,000; Arctic, $5,060. Boston Corn pa
nits; Merchants’slo,o6o; Manufacturers’. $10,060; Nation
al. $5,u00; Eliot $5,060; American, $5,000; North Ameri
ca u, $5,0(0. Frevi'cnce Companies; Mercantile, $5,0030;
American, $5000; Washington, $5,600.
Nos. 61 ami 53. which were damaged about $5,000, were
insured in ihe National, Bowery, and Knickerbocker of
This is the third extensive fire that has occurred on
this spot within tour years. Its origin is unknow n.
Fire Marshal Baker will investigate the matter. The
Fecond Precinct Police under the command o : Caot. De-
Camp, and sections from the adjoining precincts were
present aid rendered valuable assistance in saving prop
Extensive Thefts.-- -Officer P.ke, of
the 7th Precinct, yesterday arrested David Barry on the
complaint of Isaac Hall, cf No. 124 Broad street. The
complainant charges him with stealing two chai i cables,
valued at S4OU, irom Uoentics Slip The property was
subst quently found m the pus* sslou ot r.N. Gj.v.no. <'J
Manem street, where the prisoner had disposed of it for
the sum oi S7B. He is also charged with having on two
occasions stolen iron ship boxes valued at s2uo, the prop
erty of William D. Andrews A Co. No. ill Water street,
irom Market street Mr. Patrick Cassidy, oi No. 163
Adams street, Brooklyn, also charged him with stealing
an iron boiler, valued at sz&) from the dock toot of Goul
street, Brooklyn. The property was all recovered. Tne
pi nonet’s inode ot operation was to hire a truck or cart,
represent the property as belonging to him, and take it
to some place, where he would dispose ot it a price far
below its real value. He was committee by Jiwtlce Mans
field. Any one who has suffered in a similar manner
would du well to call and see If they can identify tne
Pmsentation to an Ex-Sopebintend
km or the Sixth Avenue R. H. Co.—Mr. Wm. Hbbftt, the
late Superintendent of tne Sixth Avenue K R. Co , who
has become President vi the Mushing R. R. Co., was
agreeably surprised on Saturday evening by a visit of al
tne employes of the roan, who present© 1 him with a suit
able testimonial, consisting ol a photograph of himself,
got up with great taste. Tne allair took place at Mr. Eb
bitt’s house, on one of our principal avenue*. The pre
sentation was made by the Deputy Superintendent under
Mr. E. for twelve jeans, Mr. Jas. S. Mclntyre, Mr E. re
gpoiKiing In a very eloquent manner. The affair wound
up by a splendid supper gotten up expressly by M Yates
Fbbnt, the eon of the recipient, and reflected great credit
on him.
I’clitical Bpnttm
Re organization ok the Union Party
of the Cur ano County of aXi.w York.—Under the new
enrollment of the Union menot the city and county of
New York, the following elections have taken place:
rolled, 316. Officers elected: President—Joshoa G. abbk;
Ist Vice-Pn.riaent—James Roach; 2d Vice-President—Wm.
Buckley; Recording tecretary—D. H. Printup; Oorre
spondiDg Secretary—John M. Costa; Treasurer—Amos
Bvookkv; Representatives to Central Committee—Hmnky
Fmiih. John Bati hrbxrky, J own Hickey. M. O. Fordham.
SwsKiDA* Shook, John M. Cobta, H»mky H. Huelat.
enrolled —. Officers elected: President— Hmnry G. Lkask;
Ist Vice President—John Schwai.lv: 2d Vice President—
Gakrxt Bxu.; Recording Secretary—Joseph Knox; Cor
responding Secretary—Wilijax F. Portsb. Treasurer—
M. J. Ry ax; Representatives to Central Committee—Hkn
ry G. Lkask, M. J. Ryan. Morris Fbiedsam, P. C. Van
Myck, Raymond Condon, Brnjamin Chase, John J. Hur
THIRD ASSEMBLY DISIRICT.—Number of n imos en
rol ed —. Officers elected: President, James M. Tuthill;
Im Vice-President, Daniel Mooney; 21 Vice President, Ai<-
jkid Buell: Recording Secretary, John a Williams;
Coirespcnding Secretory. Wm. C. Hanna; Treasurer—An
drew Legeki-t; Representatives io Central Committee—
Jos. B. Taylor, Sam’l S. Wyckoff, Nathan Kingsley, sr..
Thus Ouiwaykr, John J. Billoooss, Jas Wintersittox.
Wm. Fell.
enrolled —. Officers elected: President, A-rcjihald Hall;
Ist Vice President, Thomas <). Thornton; -<1 Vice Presi
dent, Henry Krueger. Recording Secretary, Jamrs w.
Tbrry; Corresponding Secretary, Norman coox.jr; Trea
surer, John W, Farmer; Representatives to Central Com
mftttte—akdrkas Wuxmak. Owkn W. Brennaa, John B.
Lawrenck, Chas H. Hau., Georiik McGkann. Daviu B.
Dwirr, Daniel Shkkjian.
rolled, ffiß. officers elected: President—andrbw Blsak
liy; 1 u ! Vice President—Eugknk Ward; 2d Vice President
—Af.rahim Clraxman; Recording Secretary—Andrew J.
Cokklin; Comspnrding Secretary—Thomas G Bakkr;
Treasurer—ll Howard Cargill; IteprtwentativGS to Cen
tral Committee —W. F. T. Chapman, John J. Shaw, Ar’ld
Bradshaw, Kort Bdwahds, Alkx. 11. Keech, abk’m.
Lxnt, William Hepburn.
SIXTH ASSEMBLY DISTRICT.—Number of names en:
rolled, —. Officers elected: Presides—Sidney-smith; Ist
Vice-President—Chas. b. Strong; 2d Vice-President—
Francis Snydkr; Recording Secretary—Wm. Bokokel;
Coiresponding Secretary—amasa Higgins; Treasurer—
Gmo. V Kirk; Reprecebtotives to General Committee—
David MII.I.EK, Geo. LonaLDSOX, Harvay H Woods,
Nathan H. Hall, Edwin R. nrnouL, Simeon Draper. John
enrolled, 550. Office™ elected: President—Salem T. Rus
sell; Ist Vice-President—-Chs. J. Livingston; 2d Vice-Presi
dent—And’w J. Camp hell; Treasurer—John a. May; Re
cording Secretary—Wm. J. Cole*-, Correscondlng Secre
tary —Airx. M. Eaglison; Representatives to Central
iteiiiuiltiee—John W. TijokNß, Sinciair Tousxy. Wm. H.
Gypney, Jrssx Ikatis, Joseph W. Balhsitek, John L. Tai -
lor, behi an G. Carter.
enrolled, 510. Officciu elected : President—James McLa
rin; Mi st Vice President-John White; Second Vice
Pi phlcent—Charles . Cahpknter; Recording secreta
rj —Jamr.sM, McCartin ; Coiresponaing Secretary—Sam
uilF. mvkezy Ihob. Blown; Kepreseiua*
fives to Utmtial Committee—Wm U McKinney, Jo 9 F.
Ej.ukv, Henry A. Smith. John Lewis, Louis Jones,
Hugh NKssm, Tmos. B. bills.
NIN’JH ASSEMBLY DISTRICT.—Number of nanie’en
relied. . Officer*elected : President— Hoorna C. Van
Vvrst ; first Mce Freeldent—Geo. McLean ; Second Vice
I’rtaideiit— Benj. < ok Mandell ; Recoruing »Socretiry—
•luo?. l.KAvv ; CoirvspoDi ing Secretary—Geo. H Mac
kay ; Treasurer—sam l. B 11. Vance ; Representative*
to Cent!al tkinmittee—Hugh Gardner, Chas. s. Spkncer,
aux. McLeod, Wm. Olton,Jomn Lindsay, John Maiuli
i.us, H. Sherwood.
ei rolled, 623. Officer* elected : President— Rob t B. Boyd;
Fiisi Vice Preside nt—Geo. W. Odell ; Second Vice Proui
(tent—Alfred Gooblx : i’jv»*urer—Sam i. Caxiiixll ;
Recording Secretol erm an F. Bauer; Correspoaumg
Secretary-Jodn Lobdell ; Representatives to Central
Committee—Feid. C. Wasner. Hiram Melritt, Peter
Cook, Tnos. Robt. W. Chapman, Francis I'.
enrolled, . Officers elected : President—Theron R.
Butler; l*t Vice I’resident—Cummings H Tucker ; 2d
Vice-i'resident—Adolphus Langk ; Recording Secretary—
Knox McAfee ; Corresponding becretaiy—A Sidnky
Doakk ; Tn asurer—Robkrt Wakefield ; Representatives
io Ct nind Committee—Wm K. Stewart. John V. Grjo.
lly, Al>x. Wilder Jas I. Hasyie, E. Harrison Reed, a.
J DiriENHoiriLK, Gko. Hetyiuck.
cm oiled, Officers elected; President—Richard G
Hunt; Ist Vice-I resident—Philip Kikley; 2d Vice Presi
dent—Jas McCarty ; Recording Secretary—Ed Sellkck;
t.'orresc.ending Secretary—Clbxknt Watts ; Treasurer—
Stephen M. U right ; Representatives to Central Commit
tee—Simon Hazleton, Kkaman Johnson. Daniel Hekkicx,
Lewis H. Watu, Wm. Boakdman, Aktemus Beykert, Jas.
Pea bi on.
name* euro led . Office! a electee; President—Wm Al-
ien ; Ist Vice Presioent—Joshua D. Miner ; 2d Vice Preei
deni— I»r. Edmund I. Koch ; Recording Secretary—Rob’t
Patterson ; Correeponaing Secretary—) baac Drake ;
Treasurer— Stephsn N. Simonson; fiepresentative* to Ceu;
tral Committee—lra A Allen, Jas E. Coulter. Wm J.
O Bryon, Chas. Wilmot, Isaac O. Hunt, Wm. V. LEGGiirr,
Benjamin Firih.
nan es enrolled 500. Officers elected: President—Johx D.
Oiiiv.>xi.; l*t Vice-President—Henry Beeny; 2d Vise-
President—W’m. Richardson; Treasurer—G Joseph Ruch;
Record, ng Secretary—Wm. 1 kummond ; Corre*;>onding
Secretary—Morris A. Ttnu; Representatives to Central
Committee—E, Dtlahi<ld Smith, James Keixy, Waldo
Hutchins Blurt Roberson, Jas. M. Thomson, Wm. Lum
bilr, Jr., Samuel G. Acton
enrolled, Officers electee: President—Thos Murphy;
Ist Vice President—WilliamT Black; 2d Vice Prefident
—Wm Walter Phelps; Recording Secretary—J. Ron*
Ritthrband; Corresponding Secretary—Eugsnk Pomroy;
Treasurer-Charles Fox; Representatives to Central
Committee—Thomas B. Van Buekn Thomas B. Aaten,
John H. White. E. C. Johnson, Rufus F. Andrews, Wil
liam P. 1 btekbrook, William Maw, Jk.
enrolled. 262. Officers elected: President—James W. < ul
yer; Ist Vice President—Chalil*s H. Branhall; 2d Vice
President— Christian Schwartz; Recording Secretary—
Simon Sfwahd; Corresponding Secretary—George F.
Haw; Treasurer—Edward F. Sturges; Representatives to
Central Committee—Amok J. Williamson, Wm. H. De
Camp. Charles McCarty, Henry J. Armstrong, Guy R.
Pelton, Charles L. Frost, 8. 1). Van Bchaick.
names enrolled. . Officers elected: Presidon—H. P.
aixek; Ist Vice-President—Dr Harvey H. Gregory; 2d
Vice President— Dr. R. D. Brook*; Recording Secre ary—
G. B. Tunison; Co”re*nonding Secretary— A. W. M. Hra;
Treasurer—Wm. E. Pabor; Representatives to Central
Committee—Abu « Wakeman, James Davis, John P. Cum
minc. Nelson Crawford, Wm. Dunking. Jas. Owens, Jas.
XL Watmjn.
(Written for the Kew York Dispatch,}
By T. XV. XV.
On a cold December evening,
Ab the gnow was falling fast,
* Through the streets of old Manhattan
Coldly swept the wintry blast.
Falling last, and falling taster.
Came the fairy snow-flakes light,
Throwing o’er tne dark old city
Many a robe of avgel white.
From a house most brightly lighted
Streamed there forth a ray of light*
Shining on the silvery snow-flakes,
Dancing on the winds of night.
And the merry laugh came faintly
On the dreary night air eold,
And tlie w ind gave dismal answer
Moaning round the houses old.
Through the streets of old Manhattan
Passed a child with step so slow,
Clad in thin and ragged garments,
Trembling as she trod the snow.
None to watch or guide her footsteps.
Who cared it she lived er died f
In her troubles, la her sorrow,
Not a friend was at her side.
Fiercely rnoarel the dreary night wind
’Round this child ot tender years,
Seeme- to mock her gentle sobbing,
And the cold wind iroze her tears.
None to aid, none to protect her.
Wandering thr- ugh the dreary street.
Though the snow was cold and freezing
on nei uareaua av*vtieu reel
She paused before that mansion,
f iued with joyous hearts and light,
And she looked in through the window
On that scene so gay ai.d bright.
She saw the bright wine sparkling
In the crysrai glasses clear;
W bile they laug.heu they were not thinking
That a starving ch?ld was near I
She rapped upon the casement
Witn her thin and trembling hand ;
But no one heard the orphan
la that gay and thoughtless band.
And she sank down at the window
as she wept and s >bbcd aloud,
Hr eobs joined with the laughter
ut that gay and ihougntlet-s crowd.
The child sank into slumber,
Into slumber like to death
For her heart was almost silent
And she hardly drew ter breath.
The winds played through her fair locks,
And her lips grow pale and coid;
Tne child seemed almost oying
Near this mansion grand and old.
In her sleep she had a vision
Oi a bright and happy land.
And a little child child came to her,
Standing with an angel band.
And he spoke so sweetly to her,
Tried to calm and sooths her tears.
Raised her from her snowy pillow,
As he kissed away her tears.
Then he left her, as his angels,
Strewing garlands in his way,
Chaunted • Gloria in elcelso ’
It re the coming of the day.
The child woke from her fllumber.
Almost buried in the snow ;
Her limbs were coki and frozen,
And she could not rise to go.
Her eyes were almost blinded
By the driving, piercing hail,
Her lace was liae the snow-drift,
’Twas so white, so deadly pale 1
the heard the church-bells ringing
For the midnight Christmas mass,
And she prayed for strength and courage
That her bitter cup might pass.
fho prayed then to the Christ child,
To the child born on this night,
To take hea from this cold e.irtn
To his heavenly home to bright.
And gee beard the halllluj&hs
Of the angels—far away—
And she sank again in slumber,
As her soul sped on its way.
♦» **•»*•
In the early Christmas morning,
By that mansion late so gay.
The body ot a child was found,
But life had passed away.
gate’ department
Smoking and Photography. —At the
outset of our discourse (which shall be brief by the way,)
you are prepared gcntlereader to ask us w hat connection
these two arts may have with each other. Arts t Surely
the right of ths one to the title is indisputable, and with
regard to the other let us state that smoking has come to
be recognized as an art by almost the entire masculine
community. Many insist that it is a fine art, although it
must be confessed there would be be nothing very inter
esting In the picture of a gentieman with one ol his eyes
half thut, a“ Havana” between his lingers a volume of
smoke issuing from his lips, and his nead framed in a
heavy blue. mist. If the (ruth were told the fineness of
tb e art consists in tne Individual’s sole and selfish appre
ciation oi it himself.
Among women, the turbulent kind are everlastingly
railing ngwinst smoking, continually getting at sword’s
points with every male iriend, and relative, and gaining
nothing by it but a grim defiance, which discovers the
iact tn at in the long run a man’s will is equally as strong
as a weman’s when he oik e sets out upon a subject witn
the pre conceived determination of ha-. ’.n< His own wav
Then there is the nervous woman who faints at the smell
uf tobacco smoke, and can detect a smoker a mile off;
&nu the particular creature whois atraid or the house
and the luiniture becoming impregnated with the vapor.
Each ol thebe three have a fashion of rushing to the
extremity of driving the smoker from home to Indulge
elsewhere in his lading tor the obnoxious •‘weed.’ We
think tnis a grave error and if the little wives only knew
how much unhappiness might, (if it has not already) re
sult from this very proceeding they wuuld reflect twice
bidore retorting to such petty tyranny.
Let the smoker have some cosy little nook to himself
where he can pufl a* much as he pleases without being
continually tormented about it, until fault finding be
comes a Lore, and a drtad to him I let it ba sacred to ci
gars, tnd mearschauna, spittoons, and pipes of whatever
description. He has an equal right to borne and tne
privileges the proprietorship shou.d ensure him. You
will find he will not fall into that unpleasant trick of
keeping late hours f,o frequently, and neglecting to spend
his leisure hours st his own fiiesidc. Tnc beginning
of the Now Year is a goed|iime to turn over a leaf for penf
fence, and if we have said anything t nat reaches home to a
tender spm in any feminine he ait, rhe might profit by it
by repenting so much as to make a concession in favor of
the delinquent. But, women no hate to confess them
selves in errorl and this fact would to many interpose
itseif in the way ot their acceptance of our suggestion-
However, there isn’t the slightest necessity tor a word.
Another course of action would be far more preferable.
Surprise him on the merry New Year mora with some
pretty offering having a close relation to the subject of
disputation, to convince him that, with all his failings
ycur heart is still large enough to love and rememocr
him as fond y as in the early days when you were the
inspiration ol his best and happiest dreams. In the davs
of cour.ship (which brings us to joung ladles whomiy
be at present enjoy log this reputedly delectable season),
3 on would not have thought to upbraid him for such
small errors, much less to have driven him from y.iurride
by tainting fiis and small attempts at lectures. No no! You
might have stored the knowledge of the aforesaid away
in your memory against the time “ when you two should
be as one,” but for the time being you would have let it
Elumber voicetess, just as the knowing little sweethearts
of the present gem ration are doing. In tact, cn birthday
anniversaries and holiday occasions, when you found you
had previously exhausted every other suitable and avail
able memento of friendship and something more, you
might have actually deciJed upon a smoking cap as your
offering to Lis lordship.
Tiiis is the very i lea ‘or the penitents of the New Year,
and they will find no diftlcnlty in selecting something tn
this lire, at once jaunty and elegant, at Messrs. Bcott
Baldwin’s, No ®5 Broadway. The material of those we
noticed here is of silk velvet—blue, maroon, purple,
black, etc. The embroidery is wrought with gold in
7«. w, or roses, flowers and foliage being exquisitely
shaded. The crown finished with a gelden tassel.
En parenthise, the sleek of gentlemen’s goods, linen and
otherwise, is very extensive: there are the newest and
richest style of scarfs and neck ties. Among the novel
ties we found a set of brushes—clothes brush. h>ir
brushes, otc.—superior in quality to anything it has been
our fortune to see hereto!oie. The backs amk handies
are of the very best ivory, carted into elaborate flower
pictures. We have gone thus far, and yet without
answering the preliminary question, what smoking has to
do with photography or photography with smoking. It
is this: Tne smokers, finding themselves fairly on the road
to peace and letouciliatiQu, and the lovers elated with
the proofs of affection from certain quarters must devise
some way of returning the compliment. The first case
involves the taking cf tho final step to obliterating old
grievances: the second the shoving ot the requisite ap
predation. At same previous time the wife or the lady
love perchance may have thrown out the saucy sug-ie-tioa
that “ out of sight is to be out of mind,” and that photo
graphy was an invaluable aid to refractory memories.
The quotation is not always a trutnful reality, but for its
merits and its many beauties photography should be
It affords the most accurate and lifelike representations
yet known to the world of art- Tre lite sized vMn at
Phillip’s gallery, No. 421 Broadway, are among its finast
specimens. They are finished In Indii Ink or in
t. atcr colors. To the prey I. us suggest! »n after a personal
ir spedion o‘the latter, mention your admiration of this
photographical success in the hearing of the subject, and
the chances are that he will act upon it. Mr. Philips’
Sictures including th«* cartel de visits, are remarkable for
reir fine tone and delicate finish. He is a conscientious
artist, possessing natural taste a'd skill. The poses of his
subjects are always a matter of careful consideration, to
him by which he secures all possible grace and natural
ness of altitude, and unon this (’“Dane’s so much of tho
degree of perfection to be secured la these sun paintings.
Old Sol traosGribes so faithfully that it is imperatively
necessary his copartner, the photographer, should, as in
the preset’t-ioetance, be a careful and scrupulous aid.
Hoops. —We clip the subj jined from
the Philadelphia Sunday Transcript: If there h nothing
absolutely new’ in the world of matter and the world of
mind, it may be affirmed, with equal certainly, that there
Is nothing really new In the world of fashion. It la con
str.ntly undergoing revolutions; but these revolutions, af
ter the lapse of a few years, or a few cycles, constantly
bring back to us the same forms and the same faces. Ono
or two generations may pass away, but the time is sure to
roll round when some long forgotten style of dress is re
vived again, and so long as it lasts, which is usually not
long, it aims to secure, at least among ladies and gentle
men, a character of novelty. These reflections are pecu
liarly applicable to the old fashion of hoops among tho
Indies—a fashion that has come down to our time from
the age of Queen Anne, and ot which Addison makes re
ipectiul mention in bis pleasant Spectator. We arddh
pesed to speak of it with equal respect. It has the sanc
tion of the good and beautiful, and that is enough. It it
is followed by those less entitled to commendation, it can
not be helped in a republican country, where the artificial
distinctions of sccieiy are unknown. If wi:h the reviv u
cf this tosblon we could banish transcendental literature,
and bring back something of the wit tnd refinement
which characterized the writers of that age, we might
have reason to congratulate oursdvea We do not object
to the fashion it is graceful and buoyant. Perhaosour
sidewalks should boa little Wider, with a view to the ac
commcdaticn of all parlies, but make room for the la
dice” is an order to which polite gentlemen and cavaders
will always yield a ready obedience. We can tolerate the
extension of their rights in the petticoat department to
an unlimited degree, so long as they are dis >osed to leave
to the lords oi the creation as ample a jurisdiction over
the subject of politics and the business of government
We win even allow them a short nap on the occasion of a
very lengthy discourse. after the fashion cf Madam Blaze,
SC humorouflly recorded by Goldsmith :
•• At church, in silks and satins new,
And hoops of wondrous size,
She never slumbers in her pew
But when she shut her 63 es.”
We well recollect the graceful and modest fashion of the
cottaf 6 bonnet, which, it our fair readers will excuse us
the liberty, though we are no censors of mcaos we much
DTwier to the present head gear. *hich is rather a hat
than a bonnet, and savors more of Bloomerism, as it seems
to us, than of good taste The French modiste was, in our
opinion, corn et in her judgment, who, recommended a
cottage bonnet io a very pretty customer with the io low
ing remark: “ Take that, Ma’amselle; you look in it like a
lily heder a leaf.” ___________
Women in France. —Says the corres
pondent of an English journal: “I am induced to say a
word upon the numerous employments open to females in
France, which are net open to them at home. The books
of nine-tenths of tho retail shops in Paris are kept by
women. Ido not remember a coffee house in the city the
counter of which is not presided at by a woman. The
box-< ffices of all the theatres are ter ded by women—not
only those of the evenirg, but those open during tbe day
for the sale of reserved places. The box openers and
aHdience-soaters are women. And not only do women
act as sellers In such establishments as are naturally fitted
for them, but even in groceries, hardware shops, wood
yards, fruit shops, butcheries, etc In these places the
beck keeper is a woman, fenced in and separated from the
rest by a framework cf glass. The tickevseUers at the
railway stations arc principally women. I have iiad the
pleasure of purchasing a seat dail) of a good looking
young person of about twenty-four years. From anoear
ances 1 should say that she was engaged to the conductor
of the four o’clock train. Women even guard the stations
and seme cf the less frequented crossings Women cry
the raie of exchange every afternoon after the Bourse
hours ; and more numbers of the newspapers are disposed
of by women than by men. I never saw yet a newsboy in
France. In the porters’ ledges of the city there are as
many portresses as per ers, and a landlord would prefer
to take fcr this service a woman without a husband than a
man without a wife. In small houses, where only one
person Is required that one person is a woman Omnibus
conductors submit their waybills at the transfer offices to
women lor iGspeetion and ratification. Women book you
for a seat in the diligence Women let donkeys for rides
at Montmorency, and saddle them, too Women under
take the moving of furniture, agre'3 with you as to the
price, and jou find them quite as responsible as men.
Without multiplying Instances, you will see that a number
ol avenues are open to females here, which in Eng'anu
are closed. There are other capacities in whi-.h women
aie employed in France, which I trust and believe would
never be accepted by women at home ; a brigade of street
sweepers contains an equal number of male? and females
There are female chiffonniers and eld clo’ women, a
complete establishment of a fruit or vegetable pcJdiar con
sists of a small cart, a man to shout and sell, and a woman
and a dog harnessed into straps co drag. In the country,
■women labor in the fields, and thresh and winnow in the
barns. I might say that irom a motive cf pity. I employ
an old grandmother to weed an alley and tend a straw'-
berry bed and hawthorn glove, in which I take an unna
tural interest consideiing that they grow on land not my
The Bridesmaid Engaged.—A cjh
tributor to Chambers' Journal thus describes this charming
individual: She is sparing of her smiles is the brides
maid engaged 1 Her manner is distant to a painful de
gree. Sbe exercises none of her charms upon j’ou; she
wishes you to understand that she Is another’s; sh a is so
I confoundedly anxious to give you no encouragement
that at times she is simply rude. The gicater her beauty
tbe more utterly extinguishirg is this behavior, lour
efforts to get up a pleasant and easy conversation become
more and more feeble; and at last you siuk back in your
chair, silent, crushed,hopeless; feeling as if you were sit
ti. g on tho shady side of an iceberg, or as if, like the wed
ding cake, you had been Uteiy irouted—but not with
sugar. Her reasons for this cvnauct are sound enouga.
) he is engaged to another, and she wishes to save you the
dlsappoimment wnich you wi 1 assuredly sutler in case
y< u tall in love with her—a niisio tune she too hastily
considers ceriain, unless she puts some restraint upon her
fascinations. Accordinsly. she restrains them so care
fully that her smiles, like dogs in the dog days, are all
muzzled, or led bv a string; and her glances are so cold,
ano her answers so cm t, that far f rom failing in love
with her yourself, you are lost in astonishment that
another should have had tne audacity to do so There is
but ore way to thaw the coldness of tha bridesmaid en
gaged—lead her to suppose that you are yourself engage!,
or still better, married, and she will be a different girl in
a moment.
A Lethargic Lover. —The writer of a
clentific article in the Paris Patrie relates a singular in
stance of prolonged lethargy. A farm servant at Rouen,
who was about to marry, learned suddenly that his in
tended bride, with whom he was passionately In love,
had deceived lilm, wid waa on the point ot becoming the
wife of another. The young man, although of an excita
ble nature betrayed no sign of impatience, but yawned,
sI retched himself, and then complained of a heaviness in
the hear and fell asleep, but the next day it was found
that he could not be awakened Efforts to arouse him
were made continually tor a week, but with no better
success, he was tnen removed to tne hospital, where he
r» mained lor four months without giving any other token
oi liie than an occasional convulsive movement of the
eyes. An attempt was made to make him swallow a iICLe
wine and broth, but the process of deglutition dll not take
! place and the liquids flowed from his mouth. Attneex
. plration of the above mentioned period he awoke, and
i manifested h;s surprise at flodb g himself in a hospital,
and could scarcely believe tnat he hau slept more than a
lew boars. Tbe alarming leanness to which he had been
reiuced socn disappeared; he recovered his previous
strength, and shoitly aitcr consoled himself lor his f&iiu
ices sweetheart by marrying another.
The True Woman.— Oar old bache
lor friend flays If 7i«had ever beheld the original of this
picture he thinks he should have been tempted to for
swear celibacy, that is if the lady had chanced to be of the
same persuasion : The true woman, for whose ambition a
husband’s love and her children’s adoration are sufficient,
who applies her military instincts to the discipline of her
household, and whose legislative faculties exercise them
selves in making laws for her nurse ; whose heart asks
no other honor than his love and adoration; a woman
who does not think it a weakness to attend to her toilet,
andwho does not disdain to be beautiful, who believed in
the virtue of glossy hair and well lilting dreasess, and
who eschews rents and ravelled edges slip-shod shoes and
auaacious mas e ups; a woman who spea- s low, and does
notsneax much; who is patient and gentle, intellectual
and industrious; who loves more than she reasons, and
set dote not lo>e blindly; who never scolds and rarely
argues, but adjusts with a smile: such a woman is the
wife we all dreamed of once in our live*—away in the
Beauty in Poland. —Bayard Taylor
acct unts for their being so much beauty in Poland, “Bi
cause (in hisown words,) there, girls do not jump from
infancy to young ladyhood. They are not sent from the
cradle to the parlor, to dress, to sit still end look pretty.
No, they are treated as children should be. During child
hood, which extends through a period of several years,
they are plainly and loosely dressed and allowed to run,
romp, and play in tne open a>r- They are not loaded
cown, girded about, and oppressed every way with count
less frills and superabundant flounces, so as to be admired
lor their clothing. Nor are they rendered delicate ur dys
peptic by continual stuffing with candies and sweet cakes,
as are tne majority of American children. Plain, simple
food, free ana various exercise, and an abundance of sun
shine during tho whole period of childhood, are mo secre’s
ot beauty in after life. ’
of the WcrL
On one of the trains efthe N< w Ha
ven Road, Saturday morning, 17th inst.. was a live wo
man in a close pine box, being taken from Rygata, Vt. to
San Fiancisco, Cal Iler name is Mrs. Lowe and her dis
ease an affection of the brain, and to orotect her irom tho
noise iLc.deni to the journey, this mode of transportation
■was resorted to. The box was abont three feet nigh and
tbroi feet wide, ana lone enoizgn to accommodate the oe
<ui ant Inside was a t-ed. on which the patient lay, and
tne inside was mutiled to prevent any noise trom reach
ine her A small aperture was mane in the -iacofihe
Lox to admit air. and the whole contrivance, which seem
ed at first a st verity, was the most cors derate k n iness.
A barn in which a Mrs. Hose and her
children had taken temporary refuge, two miles from In
clarapoliß, Ind., wassei on fire about 10 o’ciuckon the
evening oi the isthi”bt, bv the wife of the ow -er, John
M nor, as is supposed for the purpose of Durnh»g with It
the weman ana her chiliren, When the w>> nan had
made her escape from the burning building. Mr*. Minor
approached her and thiew a cup of oil of yitrol into her
face, but Ding her in the most shocking manner Her eye
sight is probably destroyed. Jealousy is said to be the
There was a severe fight at and in
the vici. ity of the theatre in Norfolk, Va , on ’ast Wed
’ esdav evening between the sailors and ma’ ios of the
British con e te Buzzard, at anchor off Norfolk, and gome
ot the crew oi th© v. a. nttate aauiue. lue r> v U laid
to have been caused bv thelnsnl'ing conduct and words
in which the Buzzards men had been lor some time hl
dulging, whenever they came in contact with American
A collision took place on tbe Che
shire Railroad, last Thursday night, about three miles
above Keene, Masa, caused by the train from Bellows’
Falls being impeded bj’ a snow storm. It was run into by
a wood train. Three uersons were killed—a Frenchman
ard his wife, named Howitn residing in Keene, and a boy
named O’Brien. Several others were injured, but none
A snow slide occurred from the roof
of the Centre Church, in Hartford, Ct., Wednesday last,
during the session of the ecclesiastical council, as the
tremendous body of snow Cime down into the alley be
tween tbe church and the lecture room, one of the emi
nent divines remarked, “If that had happened when wo
were pasting, we should all hava been settled ministers.”
A man who was employed in sawing
with a circular saw, at Wheeling, on Saturday, the 1?X
inst.. proceeded about his work as usual, but bad scarcely
put the saw into rapid motion, when it suddenly parted,
one halt flyihg up and passing through his breast and
head, cutting the unfortunate man in two—the two larts
ol the body tailing to the floor in opposite directions.
The ice in the Mississippi above the
city of St. Louis, Mo., moved abcut 500 yards last Wednes
day stoking the steamers Jerry Servis and Sam Gaily,
and the ferry boat Illinois, and damaging one or two
other boats The river is presunn dto be open to Cairo.
The steamers Platte Valiev an IL. M Kent have been car
ried awaj’ by ice, twenty miles below St Ljuis.
The Great Jioriuwestern Freedman’s
Fair was inaugurate ! at Chicago lost Monday evening,
by an address irom Theodore "J ilton, of the 1/t lepemlent.
The Fair will continue open for a week, and promises to
be a success
The Phillips Academy, at Andover,
Massachusetts, was totally destroyed by Are last Sunday
morning. It was a substantial stone building, and th<j
loss wifl be about 920,000, mostly covered by insurance.
The pi inters and pressmen ia St.
Louis having combined against the publishers, the latter
have struck back, and now generally refuse to employ
anj’ one holding connection with the Union.
A snow storm commenced at Hali
fax at 2 o’clock last Mondaj’ afternoon. About aix inches
of snow fell. The sleighing ia splendid In that region.
Two large fins recently occurred at
Galveston. The yellow fever prevailed at Galveston
alarmingly, and the mortality was very great.
The gross rt ceipts of the N. Y. State
Canal during the past season were $4,316 265 52, and the
aggregate expe* ditures $1,028,909 46.
Green, the Malden murderer, will be
hnfig on the 13th of January Young Converse was mur
dered one year ago last Thursday.
People crossed the Connecticut river
on the ice for the first time this Winter, at Rooky Hill,
Ct, last Thursday.
Base Base Convention.— The eighth
annual convention of the National Association, held at
Citi ion Hall on Wednesday, w j as well represented The •
following clubs were represented : New York e.ubj— Ac
tive Eagle, Empire, (lotham, Knickerbocker, Mutual,
Mystic, New York and Union. Brooklyn Chios— At tootle,
Ecktord. Excelsivr. Enterprise, Resolute and btar, Clubs
In other cities—Athletic, Eureka, lludsun River, Key
stoi-e. Knickerbocker (Albany), Monitor, National, New
ark. New Clutes— imer»cuß, of Newark, Eclectic, of New
Yoik, Eckford, of Albany, Mountain, et Altoona,National,
of Albany, Pioneer, ofNewark, Utica, ot Utica The fol
lowing clubs not beingrepresnoted In the Convention, had
th< ir names erased from the rolls, constellation. Hirnfl
ton, Jefferson, Metropolitan, Olympic Baltic and Henry
Ecklord. No delegates appeared iram the Boston or Bal
timore clubs and none from the Camden, Olympic and
Mercantile of Phi adelphia.
The committee on nominations having reported in favor
of the new applicants lor membership tne same ware
duly elected, their names being as lollows; Eelettic.
of New York, Pioneer and Americus, ol Newark. Nation
al and Ecktord, of Albany, Utica, ot Utica, and Mountain,
of Altoona
The principal amendments adopted were as follows,
OLe amending the constitution so as to require a club to
be composed ot at least eighteen members, ccfore it can
be entitled to representation In the Convention.
One striking out the wora "upon.” insection 5 of the
Rules, and inserting the word ‘ within ”
ore si liking out the Bentence “ Draws back his hand ’ in
Section 7.
One requiring a ball stopped by outside parties in a.
match to be considereu de ad until it is settled in the hands
oi tne pitcher
And, lastly, one prohibiting members of clubs from ttk
ing part in a match wno belong u more than oue club,
no matter whether the och.-r club he is attached t> be
longs to tne National Association or not. This, of course,
excludes members ot junior clubs from playing in senior
club matches.
The ‘ fly-game” being recommended by the committee,
wa», on being put io the vote, adopted by a vote, ot 32
t a 19.
TI e election for officers of the convention resulted in
the choice of the following gentlemen: President, Thomas
G. Vcorhis of tiie Empire Club- First Vice President. £».
a. Ecott. of tbe Hudson River Club, uf Newburg; Second
Vice President, M G. Thompson, of the Utica Ciub; Re
cording Secretary, J Seavcn rage, of the Active Club;
Corresponding Secretary, a H Rogers, of tne Resolute
Club; Treasurer, P. J. Cozans, of the Eagie Club.
The Committee on Rules is composed of the following
gentlemm : Dr. Jones, Chairman; d. O’Brien, R H.
Thorn, H. Chadwick, I*. J. Uozans, W. Cauidwcll, W. H,
Murtha, Wildey, and W. A. Brown.
The yacht Calypso was successfully
launched at New London, a few davs since. The owner
i»J 11. Bache. Esq , of this city, formerly owner of the
Mallory, and the cost of the.Ca yp«o will exceed IP) uuO. It
is expected that she will lorm one of the N. Y. Yacht Club
tleit. Her dimensions are as follows: tne leng’n isBJ feet
oxer al); breadth ot beam, 22 feet 8 inches; and depth, 7
feet Ju inches. Her f rame is of the best quality cncstnut.
white oak and hackmatack, and she measures nearly 135
tons. The bottom and walls are or Ohio oak, wmle the
clan ps aie of white-oak, three and two-and a hah’inches.
The deck is of the best white pine, without anot or butt,
two ai.d-a half inches thick, and two and three-quarters
wice Tlc stanchions are of locust, while the eaoii is
fuibithed with ash ground, with black walnut moldings.
.Between decks there is a large main saloon, two capacious
state ro< ms, closet, pantry, kitchen, ice room, saiung
master’s room and forecastle. The brass cannons are of
anew pattern, atd fitted with the most perfect a scoitra
ments. The Calypso is schooner-rigged, anl the musto are
ot bite pjpe. The yacht spreads five hundred yards of
tails, without the light sails.
Pedestrianibm—North London Row
ing Club Athletic Sports—This Club, following «;to3©iy
in the wake ot its more powerful rival, ths ttwacLondoa
Rowing Ciub, held its first winter meeting for the display
< f its members’abilities in Athletic Sports last Saturday
aneinoon, Dec. 3. Thtrevere tour events set to deeis
on. ana the whole of tbe arrangements were timer the
< icision, and tbe whole ot the arrangements were under
he arc ciion ot Mr. D. T. Campbell, ;he efficient Honorary
Secretary of the Club. Tne sport commenced at a quar
er past three o’clock with a
Quartfk of a Mile Race,—There were two starie«s for
this event— Mr. Campbell (from the scratch) and Mr w.
r. Watis (5 yards’start; Mr. John Hoare nad also ca
tered, but aid not contend. Mr Campbell closes on ids
opponent when they haa gone eighty yards, but Mr Watis
having the most “ winu” left In him, succeeded in pacing
Mr. Camplell when within a short distance o‘ nome,
and ran iu tne winner by half a y’ard. Time, J min. 1
Two Milks’ Walking Match.—This event w&snex
cidtd, thcie being four competitors, wno all starve i from
thescratcn, viz : Messrs. C. Smith. R. Wilson, A. towel!-
ano 11. Blaney An excellent race was maintained
throughout the whole of the distance between Mr. Smith
find Mr. Blaney, the former wintnug by twenty yards.
The other two starters did not complete tae distance.
Time, 19 mins secs.
Oxe Milk Handicap Race.—There were four starters
lor this event, viz: Messrs Fitzgerald and Campbell
(from the scratch), Mr J. New (30 yards’ start), and Mr.
Boucher (100.) Alter an excellent race between Mr.
Gampbell ano Mr New, tne former won by a yard ; Mr
Fitzgerald third, Mr. Boucher resigned when three parte
ot the distance had been completed. Time, 5 mins. 20
One Hcndrfdant) Twenty Yards’ Race—There were
three ccmpeiitors for this race, viz : Messrs W. P Watta
uickenson, and A Wilson, who all started from the
scratch. Messrs Dickenson and Wilson had the race to
themselves, the former winning easily by two yards.
Mr. tt atts resigned all part in the struggle when half tbe
distance had been gone over.
Olympia Running Ground, Bow.—Conxett and Cornish
—There was a good attendance at tbis ground last Situr
dsy, the attraction being a race of 200yaais between these
min tor £5 a side, Connett re eiving five yards’ B-»rL
When the sigral was given both men got away at a clip
ping pace, but although Cornish tried his utmost, he wav
i m.bie io overhaul Connett, who remained in front
throughout, ana won by a y ard.
M Gill and Barrett —This was a race of two miles for
£5 a file, between the above men, decided at this ground
last Monday. Barrett burnt made the favorite acsto 4.
The latter made all the running, and won easily, M’Gill
pulling up when within 500 yards of tils finish.
200 Yards’ Handicap.— This was fona prize given by Mr.
Prior, of Whitefiiar’s street, city, ana it was decided In
heats last Monday atternoon. tho following bein.; the w.n
mrs: Frank in (12 yards’ start). Marks (10) ••B iax. Bon
ny” (6). and Smith (5) These men had, therefore, to run
off in the final heat, when Smith proved successful; “Bink
jtor ny ’ tecond.
One Mile Walking Handicap —This event also decide I
on Monday afternoon) was confined to cabmen, the prize
being a silver cup, given by Mr Prior Altar a capitally
contested match Marks (from the scratch) v at hailed tbe
winner; Joi ins (20 yards' start) second.
at Manchester—Two Hundred Yards’Race—Thomas
v. Wh te —1 hese men ran 200 yards on Monday, at Caer
philly for £2O a side. Betting was 2tol on White. The
first 100 yards was a well-contested raee, after which
White took a clear lead, and won by’ about six yards.
There was a large attendarce of spectators, among whom
were some good men from Bristol. Everything passed off
quietly, ana very Batifllactorlly.
The Ring—Fights to Come Oft.—
Jan., 1865—31. Marsden and Worniald— £2OO a ride and
tbe Championship. London 24th. Furze and Hicken—•
£25 a fid-, at Bst 61bs., London Circuit.
Feb.—7th. Bendoff and Brighton Doctor—£2s a ridt,
London. 16th. Jack Hooke and Tom Kelly'—£loo a ride,
Mar< h —7th. M’Kelvey a’d Ellward—£2s a s!4e, EdiJk
P. Peiczand J Parkinson—The fight between thest
two men. at Birmingham, in the Midlands, for thirty
sovereigns, twk p 1 ace Oct 29th. There were forty-two
rounds fought Price was the winner, and apparently wy
strong ard free from marks a? at the beginning. Tlx»e-»
1 I hour 47 minutee.

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