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The New York Dispatch,
a raw poors beww mekaxv hall.
rar h BECOHD EDITION. containing tee latest news
all (Kaarteis, published on Sunday morotog „
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ftttfthtu in the City and Suburbs at JEN (lENTB PER
ffIOPY. AH Mail Subscriptions must be paid in advance.
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American postage. Bills of a» specie-paying Wika
taken at par.
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aertien. Nor Regular Advertisements and “Special
Woticce, r two-thirds of the above prices will be charged
R>r the second insertion. Regular advertisements win be
ikken by the quarter at the rate of one dollar a line,
special Notices by the quarter will be charged at the rate of
one dollar and twen ty-flve cents per liao. Cute and fancy
d&piaj will be charged extra.
Cincinnati, Deo. SI.
The CwMhtrcioi lixe a special dispatch from Columbia,
Tennessee, which says:
It is thought that the bulk of Hood’s army is still north
of the Tennessee river.
Hood Hr st attempted to strike the river at Decatur, but
General Granger occupied the place in advance, and
headed him off.
At the same time the gunboats came tip the river and
••mpelled him to abandon the point near Florence,
where he had pontoons.
Owing to the bad condition of the roads, the develop
ment will not be rapid.
Wahjiihgtgn, Dec. 31,166 L
A letter fi cm the Army of the Potomac, 29th inst, says;
•’ Several shells were thrown by Die enemy, and some
Irom batteries in entirely new positions. No damage re
sulted to our troops. Picket firing is still maintained at
intervals at several localities along the front, but it is not
•c general as a few days ago.
“ Desertions from the rebel army continue in about the
Mme proportion as lor some ten days pasx Twelve de
serter.® were reported at headquarters on. the 27th,
»• A rebel spy was recently captured near City Point,
uponwhesa person elaborate drawings and descriptive
sketches of our defences in this locality were found. It is
stated that when taken he was on his way te City Point to
complete iiis mission by examining inner line of
works at that place.
p£n.ADXLFKrA, Dec. 31, IBG-L
George M. Dallas, ex-Vice President of the United
States, died at his residence at nine o’clock this morning.
Mr. Dallas was well enough to be about yesterday.
The Richmond IV/io?, Dec. 22, says :
Cen. Howard, dispatched by Gov. Brown to look into rhe
condition of Atlanta, has, ue learn from the Macon Con
/tdtrote, returned and submit.ed a report of the state of
the city. The destruction has been iar greatar than we
supposed. Out ot the tenements of all Kinds whhh cov
ered the site ot Atlanta, on'y 400 have been left, and
about 4 600 have been burned; aid it is belies ed the de
struction would have been far more universal but for the
interference of the Catholic priest, who made a manly
resistance, backed by the Catholic soldiery in h-herma£.’s
arm v, against the firing of houses which would nave en
dasgertd the Catholic church and parsouage. Wc are
sorry to learn that after tne departure ot the enemy the
tew remaining houses, together with the debris left uy
the itames. including large quantities of iron, tools, and
soon, were remorselessly plundered by the people irom
surrounding countits, who brought their wagons from
>ong distances to carry off the plunder. Hundreds
were engaged in this shameful wor& for naany days be
fore the ir operations could be arrested. The lew remain
ing dwelling boluses nave oeen plundered of meir niral
iure, and the State has been despoiled of large values.
There aie several steamers-now ply
tag between the city of Savannah and Port Royal. Al
niiral Dahlgren, with a portion of bis fleet, sailed, up tne
nver lately. In addition to the toir.y-two thousand baies
ot cotton captured, about two m illion dollars’worth of
rice has been discovered. The t'rovosi-Mararia'.'s guard
sti;l protects the city. General Gearj ’a division being the
first of the Union army te enter tne city, that officer has
been appointed military governor. Wheeler’s cavalry, of
LUrdet’s army, plundered of st or as, and com
mitted numeroun outrages while stationed iu the city, aad
between the marchin< out of the enemy and ue inarch
ing La. o. General Sherman’s troops, mobs of the lower
classes in the town broke into a number of strops and
-wartbeuses. aud continued the work which tne reoel s<n
dierj bad commenced, a number of General Sherman’*
troops are now engaged in repairing tne railroad from
Savannah to uharles.on, which was previously destroyed.
A dispatcn from Waabiagton gives
the substance of the correspondence between our Gov
ernment and that of Brazil relative to the seizure of the
rebel pirate Eloiida in a port of the latter coantry. Mr.
Reward says iu a communication: •‘Although the crew”
an the i lorica) “ are enemies of the United states, and. as
they contend, enemies ot the human race,yet tne offenders
were nevertheless unlawfully brought into the cnsuKly oi
this Government, ana tnereiore they could not lawiully
be tubjectea here to the punishment which, they have de
served They will therefore be set at liberty, to seek a
reduge wherever ttey may and it. with tne hazard or re
captuie when beyond tne jurisdiction of this Govern
ment ” Nothing is said in the correspondence relative to
me fit al sinking oi tiie Fiorina.
A gang of guerrillas leceutly made
their appearance at the .Rolling Fork Bridge, near New
iiaven, Ky. I'hey pretsed in a number ot citizens, and
made them chop aud burn town one span of tne bridge.
They then robbed the citizens and lot them go, taking $65
and a flue gold watch rrom a young man. The construe
ti n locomotive w»s close by, and they made tne engineer
fill her up and start her off up toe road at fall speed and
jump off. Ti e engineer iid as directed but he turned a
full stream of water into tee boiier tnroagh bote pumps,
before he jumped off The loomotive run about four
miles and stopped, the water having filled her np.
Geo. Palmer’s expedition, which left
I*lymouth, N. C.. on tee 9th tost, has returns din safety
Altei a successful raid into the inter or. Several sharp
skirmishes were had with the enemy at Spring Hill and
other points, in which cur forces captured five rebel com
missioned officers, including one Colonel Hinton, Sixty
eighth North Carolina ngiment, ana thirty non-comnua
atoned officers and privates, a fleet of gunboats which
ACtompai led the exped.tion on sotting out, was an*bie to
eo operate or advance beyond Jamestown, owing to the
number of torpedoes sunken in the river by the enemy.
Geieral Kilpatrick is not dead, rebel
reports to the contrary notwithstanding. His family at
West Point has just received from him some rebel trophies,
acccmpanied by the following letter, dated at the hea l
quarters of Sherman’s cavalry command, two and a hat*
miles from Savannah, Dec. Ji): “1 am well and sale ;
have had many hard battles, but was victorious in all
We wil soon take Savannah. Wi'l write you a long let
ter to-morrow. Send word to Jersey. Address your let
tors Kilpatrick’s cavalry, Snerman’s army, Savannah.
"Willie is well. Good by, dear mother. Kaul.”
A W aehington correspondent says:
•‘Cbiistmas had a golden * unset here in all loyal huarts,
kirdled by the nevsaof the capture of Savannah. Tne
regret at the escape or the rebel garrison is solaced by the
assurances of those who best know Sherman, that he will
pursue Hardee faster than lie runs. The President, often
inquired of as to the details of the capture and its results,
eaid this evening, with playful impatience, ‘ 1 don’t know
acything about them ; I only know that we have got
♦18,01X1,006 worth of cotton.’ ”
Kossuth writes to Secretary Seward,
Winder date of September 16: “It was always my convic
tion that nothing bur the sword could decide between ihe
««fileting principle? of freedom and slavery in the
United States. The time has come for bloody but una
voidable arbitration. I pray to God to give hw bleating
to your endeavor, that the curse and stain of slavery be
forever removed from your country v ana the democratic
prireipie shall not be found waaittog in the trial to which
we find it exposed.”
The Richmond Whig of the 22d ujt.
has a lengthy review cf the resources of the bogus Con
federacy in fightii g men. The number of white males be
tween the ages oi 17 and 6U, iu 18W, was estimated at
],4vl b£fi. After making account or losses, the present
number subject to military duty is set down at 729 257.
The rescurcts at their command for replemshln? their
armies which consists of youtus passing annually jrom 1(5
to 17 years, is calculated at 62 to?.
A It tier from Gen. Sherman is in
Wsshinati n, which treats incidentally of oar Admiufetra
v< n, of we war, ana the prospects of the rebellion, aud
w?.?.!• cluks • s follows ”My idea hithat every young
ano aged ought to be proad of tie ciitaioa to
fight for the integrity of his country. I would like to see
ail trade and commerce absolutely cease until this conflict
is over; and all who can fight and won’t fight, ought to
be killed or banished ; and tnose who won’t support those
who do fight, should be denationalized.”
One of the provost guard at City
Point thought it rather odd, a few days ago, to see a pri
vate soldier wardering about with a field glass. The man
was arrested, and under his Federal uniform was found a
full suit of re Ix3l gray He was a spy, inspecting our forti
fications coelly with his glass, and propo-ing at a conve
nient opportunity to elude our pickets, throw off his dis
guise, and make his way into the rebel lines.
An Lifch family in Colchester, Conn.,
were very much disturbed, the other day, by seeing their
husband and lather enter the house, as they had a lew
days before paid $l5O forth j transportation home of his
body from the army, and had buried him with many
ter.lß. Il took some lime for the live Irishman to con
vince his family that he was not aghast, aud then they
exhumed the dead body and sent it back to the army,
tearing it might be the body of a rebel soldier.
The London Spectator concludes a
late article on General Sherman’s march, written on re
ceipt ot American news now tour weeks old, with the
emphatic (now prophetic) declaration: “There is not a
general now alive in Europe who, if Sherman succeeds,
will not. recognize the addition of one more name to tee
short list of first class leaders of armies.”
A package of quartermaster’s vouch
ers, amounting to nearly $200,000, were taken from a train
captured by the rebels on the Louisville and Nashville
Railroad, on the 22d Inst. They are in favor of parties in
Cincinnati, Buffalo, Chicago, Michigan City, Albany,
Boston, Philadelphia, and New York. Adams’ Express
Company notifies the public not to negotiate or receive
Richmond papers of Tuesday last
publish an official dispatch from General tee, stating
that tile Federal cavalry attacked General Jximax’s
forces on Friday, the 23d ult, at a point two and a half
miles from Gordonsville, Va., and were handsomely re
pulsed, losing thirty two prisoners.
Governor Seymour has issued a pro
clamation in reference to the new draft, urging imme
diate action iu the various Congressional Districts to se
cure a correct enrollment. The Governor suggests that
men should be < mploycd for the purpose, who should bo
P&id for every case where a wrong is detected.
Chaplain De Forrest, of the 11th
Cornecticut regiment, writes to his friends for a tent fly
for a chapel roof. His present house of prayer he de
scribes as “the Dtcember sky, floored with Southern
toil. The roof leaks: the floor catches the drippings
and Ihe walls are found only where tho earth and sky
The North Carolina Tarboro South
emer’sayi it is rumored that the Yankees have removed
all their guns from Plymouth, ana have evacuated the
place, and a sr- adds that it has good reason to believe
there is some foundation for the rumor that tee Yankees
hat e not occupied Washington in that State.
We have in reality entered upon the
fifth year of the rebellion, as it was on the night of the
2uih of December, 1860, that the Convention of south Car
olina signed and seated the parchment upon whicn it had
been inscribed tnat the connection of that State with the
Unitn had been “ dissolved.”
The Fenian panic continues in Cau
ada. many towns being in constant alarm, while rumors
of assassinations, conspiracies, etc., are rile. Churciics
are used tor drill rooms, and m some places the innaoit
ants are gathered for safety under a single roof, strongly
The pay of the members of the Vir
ginia Legislature has been raised to forty dollars per dav,
and & bill is alto pending to increase the compensation of
the Governor to tuirty thousand dollars, judges and other
officers of the State Government to proportionate
The municipality of Hamilton, fol
lowing the example of the Windsor Common Council,
condi man in the strongest terms such robbing expeditions
as those ot the St. Alban’s thieves, and urges tee strictest
precautions on the part of their own officials to pat a atop
to them.
A member of Gen. Meade’s staff re
eentiy saw a ragged boy with an uncommon large muffler
about his neck. He asked what wca the matter with mm,
and the boy replied tnat he had got toe lich. The offi :er
investigated, and found important dispatches to Gen. Lee.
It is said that ihe suggestion of Da
vis tor the employment of negroes in the quartermaster’s
and commissary departmen's of the rebel army, has oeen
adopted, ana tne whites heretofore in thia particular ser
vice are now reported to be serving in the army.
A delegation from Kentucky recently
had an interview with the President, relative to the ar
rest and banishment of Lieut-Governor Jacobs. It seems
Governor Jacobs was arrested on the 19th of November,
since which time nothing has been heard from him.
Advices from Savannah to the 26th
nit., state that efforts were being made to intercept the
letre&tof the rebel array unuer Hardee before it could
reach Broad River. Cannonadiug w&s heard in that di
rection; but the result of it had not been learned.
Since Mr. Lincoln’s inauguration in
1861, there have been five changes in his Cabinet; Mr.
btantomor Mr u&meron, Mr. Usm r for Mr. Smith, Mr.
Fessenden for Mr. Chase. Mr. Dennison for Mr. Blair, and
Mr. i jeed for Mr. Bates.
A dispatch from the Army of the P
otomac says that on the 26th irst. a rebel lieutenant and 21
ram deserted and came over in & body, and reported that
many others would follow as soon as an opportunity of
fered itself.
’J he applications for commissions in
the Army Corps now organizing to be commanded by
Gen. Bar cock are very numerous Ihe enlistments of
veterans have been numerous and satisfactory.
The New bur j port Herald calculates
that the amount of cotton captured by Sherman at Sa
vamah would supply all the factories to Newburyport,
running all their works, for live years.
Thomas Sims, the fugitive slave,
abcut whom there was such a pow wow in Boston, ten
years ago, Is non a recruiting agent xor colored troops in
It is stated that the messenge sent
from Montreal to Richmond to verify the commissions
T rod need by the bt. Albans ralaeis was captured at Alex
The returns received at the office of
the Provost Marshal General show that volunteering is
going on i apiah in several States.
titg an 4
donment-was it bigamy r
The charge of abandonment, with which the respondent
in this cant was held to answer, involves many legal, as
well as questions of social interest, and hence is deserving
of mi re it an a brief paragraph. Tne piaintitf, Margaret
Loom y, and the respondent twelve years and some old
months were living an douieMics in the family oi a
Captain Morgan in the city ot Cork, Ireland, ad intima
cy sprung up, alia a lelativuthip between them existed as
ch se as man and wife, and on the lite oi May, 1653, a
child was born, the paternity of whicn respondentaid not
deny, from the fact that he took it co the priest and had ft
christened, and afterward gave it out to nurse, for which
be paid £4 a year. On the one hand it is claimed that a
maniage took place in Ireland, m the city of Cork, on the
2iith of December, 1862, by one Father McSweeny, aecord
ii g(o the rights of the Catholic church. Ail the evidence
she has cf the marriage is a certificate of marriage, and
thee a idence of one witnes.% who says that the night of the
ebrifitenirg, plaintiff and respondent stopped all night in
her house as man and wife, and when she askedffthey
were married, be said h« was. If respondent la married
to plaintiff, then he is guilty of bigamy—a very serious of
fence—as he is married to another woman in this city', is
the father of three children and supporta, also, tne child
of plaintiff. Bnt while she avers she is married to him,
he deniei it and claims ut was only a (ainon; they never
took up bouse, and lived together as man and wife—that
it was incoiisvtent with a wife to give her child out to
work aid him to pay for it. He admits sleep
tog with plaintiff on the nignt of the christening, but
says he was drunk, and when asked if he was married
ho said yes. But the strongest point in behalf of tne re
spondent, is the fact that Mis Looney hearing that Mr.
Looney was going tc leave Ireland for America, to join a
woman here, she started for Ntw York ten years and a
half ago, leaving behind her Looney and her child. Loo
ney followed her a year and a halt afterward ; so that in
point ot fact, if a marriage had existed in Ireland Mr.
Looney was the UDtcrtuiate creature that was abandon
ed. Mrs Looney, alter arriving in this country, made h-r
home in Boston, Mr. Looney In New York, and since the
eventful night oi tee christening of the vounger Looney
nrither has seen the other until about "five weeks ago,
when she appeared before him hae sn apparition, ana
claimed io be his wife, accompanying the ticklish iatel i
gence with a demand lor support Tte Justice before
whom the case was brought, held that an abandonment
had taken place, and ordered Mr. Looney to give bonds to
support Mrs. Looney No 1. From this order Mr. L>onev
appealed to the Judges of tills Court. The case is ot suffi
cient importance to give a portion of the evidence. Who
knows how many Mr. Looney’s there are in this country
fiiiniUrly situated?
Margaret Looney sworn: I reside at No. 240 Cherry
stiett; J know the defendant: ho is my husband ; I was
mairled to him in the city of Cork; I have one child by
him living ; my husband is a servant; I don’t know what
morey he receives ; he abandoned me in the old country ;
he represints he is married, to this woman he is living
with ; he left me ia the old country and came out with
this woman (Mrs Looney *0.2,); I went to him twelve
weeks ago. and he would not know me or own me. The
child was In the. bouse and this woman here (Mrs. Neil)
was with me ; I have to support mvsell: he has the child
and be laid be would rather drown it than let me have it.
and he is living with another woman.
The chi d was born cn the 11th of May,
eleven j ears ago. I was married on the 20th of December,
twelve years ago. We were terrants in the same house
to Captain Morgan. He left Captain Morgan’s a month
befoie the child was born. I came to this country ten
years ago. 1 came before him; I have been in New York
live weeks to day; I came from Boston to try what I could
do about it
7i<-<7v><r«—Before I left Ireland I had information he
was going to leave; there was a woman out here he was
coming to; I came out ahead of him, and tho next I saw
of him was ten years after, here; Father McSweeny, a
mirlsterof the gospel, married us; he was living with
another woman in Ireland, it is said; I did not pitch tbe
child in the coach house, the nurse did, when she heard
he was geing to America to this woman.
Alice Neil: I reside at No. 240 Cherry street; I know’
tla: man (defendant;; I knovr of their living as man and
wife in Ireland; I w&s not present at the marriage, bat I
was confidently sure they were married as man and wife
according to tire rites ot the church.
C?o4d-< They lived one night ag man and wire at
jnj hoii.w’>they never kept house.
James Looney, on being sworn in his own behalf, said :
I have got three children and the one she threw in the
coach house; I have a wife and four children to support. J
“underthe solemnity of your oath, were you ever
married to this woman f”
“ I never recollect being married to that woman to my
“ How about this Father McSweeny ?”
“ At the time the child was born, she told me if I didn’t
get the chl;d christened she would throw it out the door.
I went to Father Scanlan, and he christened the child
without asking any questions. She threatened to throw
the child at me, and I said get a nurse. She got a nurse,
aid I paid £1 a year for it. The last night I slept with her
was tbe night the child was christened, and f was drunk.
From that date she never troubled me. She mast have
be en gone from Ireland a year and a half bet ore I left.
She never claimed me but once as ner husband, and I
then said: ‘lf you send a clergyman and a wltoe» that
will say so, lam satisfied.’ But sae never brought cler
gyman or witness and it 1 was married I must have been
stupidly drunk. I never lived with that woman five min.
utes as her husband I never occupied apartments with
her in the house oi Captain Morgan, but alter 1 left Cap
tain Morgan, and went to live with Mr Ramson, she sent
Mi. Morgan to Mr. Ramson to see if he woal i make his
nun (defendant) marry his maid (complainant). Mr.
Ramson said that was none of Ills business.”
Crobf t xainined—" I challenged her to get a clergyman
and witness that bad seen the marriage. That woman
(Neil) asked if I was warned to her, and I said that was
mj bivinotS. 1 was present at the coristening, and after
watd got drunk. lam living in this city with a woman,
as husband and wire, but decline to say I arn married.
C’cmplnlnant ixtß.de application for support about two
mortis ago. She knccaed at tbe door where I was liv
ing ahd atked it I knew her. It was a long time ago—ten
or twelve years-and ot course I did not recognize her,
but wren she spoke about the child Z remembered her.
She said: ‘I don’t want'you but I want the child.’ I
raid: * You can’t expect to get the child, as you have net
seen it since it was b< r.).’ 1 paid for tiie nursing of tec
child, ana brought it to this country.”
Margaret Looney recalled: I consented to the child to
go out to nurse because he didn’t support me. I had to
make my own living. The chi;d was le.tt in the coach*
nonse by the nurse alter I left.
The order of the justice was reversed, Mrs. Looney was
det it red to have abandoned her husband, it’ such he is.
If bound to got sa*isfuction, she may try to get him arrest
ed on the charge or bigamy
John and Caroline Moore, proprietors of a house of bad
repute at No. 11l Greene street, were tried iu September
Jbst charged whh keeping a. disorderly hoa-e Pending
b e trial on that occasion, another complaint was pre
fen ed against them for ti.e same offense. The trial on
the fli st complaint resulted m a verdict of guilty, and the
accused were senter cod to the City Prison for thirty days.
The Court were somewhat astonished io see the same de
fendants at the bar before them on a similar charge before
ti e original sentence had expired. Conviction of course
cculd not ensue, as the complainant, Mary Ann Trimble,
declined at first to be examined, wanted the matter seta
tied, ana when compelled to testify, testified to nothing
that would lead to conviction. Acquittal was accordingly
rendered. After the verdict was rendered, the Disiricc-
Attornev moved for their committal to prison to serve oat
the original sentence. They were out of prison, whether
by due process of law, on a writ of cn-tiomH, or by jail
breaking, he, the District-Attorney, had no information,
as r o nonce oi writ of certiorari had been served on him.
Counsel lor tbe accused said they had certioraried the case
and given bail, and ottered to make affidavit of that the’.
In that view of the case, the court was compelled to dis
charge the accused, as the case was now before an appel
late court So the Moores just now are in luck so far as
escaping imprisonment is concerned. In a monetary
point oi view, the lues is rather expensive. The expenses
attending this and the previous charge now amounts to
about SSOO for lawyer’s fees and other etceteras. Ths
profits oi a house of bad repute in Greene street must be
very lucrative when the proprietors of these establish
ments can spend so liberally when they get into troaole.
They bleed their customers freely, and in their turn they
are as freely bled.
Frank Butcher, a very stylishly dressed young gentle
man. apparently ot the fast order, was charged with
stealing S2O, in bills, the property oi Elizabeth Mahr, one
ot the fai ey boarders of No. 176 Greene street. From her
evidence it appeuf that the accused had been Son what is
called a week’s “DUrst.” A portion cf that time had evi
dently been passed in complainant’s company, as she
testified that she only knew him a week, and in that time
he had spent three evenings of that week in her comps*
mv. On the night in quesu rn he called on her and gave
her money to go below for a bottle ot wino. What amount
he gave her does net appear, but she went into the bu
reau to make proper change, and stepped down stairs.
On her way down she heard a noise at tne bureau, and on
nifcbii.g up stairs she found him setting on the sofa. He
seemea lobe sitting himself down, and the noise at tue
bun au led her to look into it when she discovered too
morey gone. The police was called in and a search was
irstltuted, which resulted in its being found stuffed in the
sofa. Tho prisoner’s defence was very weak. He said he
icund the money on the floor, and before he was permit
ted to make an explanation, complainant entered with
another woman, followed by two shoulder hitters, who
wanted him to come down, and one of them actually put
a pistol to hta head and threatened to put a bullet m it.
The; e might te some truth in it, but the evidence went to
show that he had repented ot the cost oi his week’s spree,
ar<l he took this means to reimburse his depleted exche
quer. He was convicted by the Court and sent to tbe
Penitentiary fur three months. He was evidently “ de%d
broke,” and without a to tec a lawyer, as there was
nobody there to plead a word in hisbehati’
A domestic in employ of Mrs. Anno Rodgers, named
Jane Clancy, was charged with stealing from her mis
tiess a pair of ear-rings, two chemises,a sack, some hand
kerchiefs and some otner property of considerable value,
all ot which was found in tne possession of tne prisoner,
reedy to remove from the house. Tne prisoner wasa
inumh with complainant, and had received nowages.
At the end of the month she wanted to leave, but ner
mistress said she could not dispense with her until after
the holidays. She agreed to stay, but undertook to take
Fiencn leave with the property in question, when she
was delected. After hearing the evidence, complainant
was recalled and ordered to pay the prisoner her inomn's
wages. When the accused received her $6 50 her eyes
brightened up and she looked the very picture oi injured
Innocence appeased. After the money was paid, the
Court sentenced her to twenty days iu the City Prison.
Hhe could appreciate tne kindness but not the justice of
the Court
James Doran, a lad about 19, was charged with stealing
a box of cigais, worth $7. xrom No. 98>< Fulton street Mr.
Charles Mmuff said the prisoner and another young man
came into the stt re together. The companion of prisoner
went up to tie stove and prisoner stool at the counter
and bought a fine cut paper ot tobacco. Atter getting rhe
tobacco he walked up to his comrade and whispered
something, then ri turned to the counter and asked his
change. Complainant said he h&a only received five
ct nt.s. Prisoner said it was a filty cent stamp that he gave
lunr, and while they were having an animated debate on
the subject, the companion of prisoner picked up the box
oi cigars in question ard rushed out ot the store with it.
Complaintant leaped over the countermand seized Doran as
an accomplice. Doran in defence said he had only kinwa
the thief about twenty minutes. The Court did not be
lieve him. Be xvas found guilty and sentenced to the
Penitentiary ior three months.
Feightful Case oi- Poisoning in the
7 hibtkbkth Ward.—-On Thursday night last, Mrs. Elizabeth
Dueenterry,reßidirg at No. 5 Goerck:street, having quar
reled with her husband Charles, a night watchman, be
came despondent and determined to end her own life and
teat of her family of tour children, consisting of Marga
ret A. McMasters, a chi d by a former husband, aged 9
years, Mary J., aged 7 years, George H., aged 4 years, and
James, aged 2years. To accomplish tins, sne adtniovdered
jx-tetn to each of them. Police-Surgeon Blivin was sent
tor and »;dmii.istered the necessary remedies out la spiva
or all exerkme, the eldest girl died early on Saturday
mon mg Coroner Wildey held an inquest on the bodies,
and the following testimony was elicited ;
Elizabeth Dusenoerry, sworn—l live at No. 5 Goerck
street; yesterday (Thursday) afternoon, I sent by the rami
I hire my room of for some rat-poison, and ne bought
me a box oi Parson’s make ; this (Friday) morning,
between 3 and 4 o’clock, 1 got up and distrived tne
conunts of the box in five separate portions of water,
and gave a portion to each of my four cbilareu ; each
di-far k the portion, except the smallest, and he tasted it.
but d d not like it nor w ould he drinK it; the youngest
girl drank that portion as well as her own; after all rhe
rest ot the children were disposed of, I drank iny portten;
the oldest girl. Margaret Anne, began to vomit first, aud
then the oldest boy, George Henry, and then myself, in
about ten minutes affer I took it: tnere was no one but
the children and myself present when tbe poison was
administered ; between seven and eight o’clock this
(Friday) morning my husband came home ; we had
ceased voiditing then, except George and Margaret; I
told him that I nad taken tee poison, and he went for a
doctor; Dr. Johnson came, and gave me and the- chil
dren medicine; I felt relieved, as did Mary Jane, the
secord oldest child, and Janies, who did not take much ;
the cause of my action is that I had become tired of liv
ing, and did not want to leave my children behind me ;
my husband was not very agreeable to me; he w cross
and jealous of me, and wou d curse and swear if I stayed
out of the bouse longer than he thought necessary; he
never struck me but once: that was four months ago: ho
is a night watchman at a dock, and is out all night; I did
not send for the poison purporting to take it, put there
were rats in the house, ana I wanted to kill them; it was
for that pnrpoMJ I sent for it; I have been thinking about
killing myself and my children for about three montos,
ever since I have been iu New York; ire had previously
heen living for three years at Lake Mahopac; Ido not
know whether I sba 1 get w< 11 or not: for myself Ido not
wmh to rtcove--, but ior my children Ido; my husband
BU.>p<-ited me aud the children as far as his means xvould
allow; some times he drir ks to excess and becomes intoxi
cated; tten h« will abuse me if I say anything to him;
1 d » i ot drink liquor except occasionally, and. never to
excess; d d not<srink an' thing spirituous last night: am
Sony I dio as I did about the noi-on; wish 1 had not none
it; it was my intention to see the children dead and then
1o kid myself; George Henry died thh afternoon between
3 aud 4 o’clock: he was four years and three montns old,
an was born in Somers’own N. V.
Charles Dusenbury. sworn: Am father of the deceased
bay, George Henry; the deceased child Margaret Ann. is
my wi-e’s child by a previous husband, as is Jane, the old
est now living; have not lately had difficulty with my
wife; sometimes we had words, bat none of consequence;
shf is high-tempered, and says very little; there was no
cause of iealouiy; she was very ill when her youngest
chi <1 was born, two years ago, and has not been the same
woman since; a year ago, when in a great passion. I heard
her say. “I’ll take a dose,” that was the onlv indication
of seli-destruction I ever heard from her; the first I knew
of her having taken poison was yesterday morning at
about B’4 o’clm‘K. when ! came home irom work: the two
children now living were playing on the floor: the ethers
and n>y wife were in the bed-room sick, she said.; she
would not tell me what was the matter; but lira mediately
thout ht of the rat poison, and asked what she bad done
with the box; she said she had burned it in. the stove; I
imw( diately went for Dr. Johnson; Margaret died at 10:40
P. N : we have hsd no words lately, except on- Thursday
at dinner time: my wi'e became provoked at my not tell
ing my lather in-law something about a matter of busi
ness which I thought of no consequence, and. she became
very argry; while I was eating. Mr. Murdoch brought in
the box of pc ison: did not regard her anger as oi unusual
moment; 1 reldom drink liquor, and never immoderately.
Mary Jane Duser.bury. sister of the deceased, being ex
amined, said that the mother told, her the potion she gave
them was to kill worms ; she drank her own potion and
James’s a'so. The little witness’s testimony is substan
tially corroborative of the mother’s.
The testimony of Dr. George W. Johnston was taken,
showing that the mother was apparently laboring under
aberration of mind ; ihe was indifferent regarding herself
and children. Dr George B. Bouton, who analyzed the
contents of the children’s stomachs, found noison
Polite Suigeon Blivin’s testimony is like that cf the
Other physicians.
The verdict of the Jury was that the deceased died of
poison admiiri tered bv the mother, with criminal intenv
On the rendition cf tills verdict the wretched mother
wm committed to the Tombs by the Coroner, io await tee
actios cf tbe Grand Jury.
Death or Gkobgk L. Higbie.—As a
mark of respect to tho memory of the late George L.
Higbie (for msny years employed in the office ot this
paper), the annexed preamble and commemorative reso
lotions were unanimously passed by Company G. Eighth
Regiment, N. Y. 8 N. G , ot which military organization
he was a member :
“At a spccia meeting of Company G, Eighth Regiment,
N.'Y. 8. N G., held at the Regimental Armory, on Wed
netday evening. Dec. 28th, 1864, Capt William Robinson
presiding, thetollowing preamble and resolutions were
unanimously adopted;
“ Wht.rtan, It has pleased the Supreme Ruler of the Uni
verse, in His all wise dispensation of providence, to re
move from our midst our respected friend and comrade,
George L. Hip hie, and
*• TFAe-eos, This sad bereavement Lils tilled the hearts
of his tamily and friends with poignant grief and sorrow,
for tbe loss of one whose kindness and gentleness won for
him many friends, and endeared him to those whom he
has left for an abiding place ‘ in that house not made
with hands, eternal in the heavens. ’ therefore
"Heioltai, That in bearing testimony to his worth as a
private citizen and a good soldier, we also tender our
heartfelt sympathy to his afflicted family and friends in
the deep affliction they have sustained, and wo com
mend them to the Great Source oi consolation, our Hea
venly Father, who doeth all things well.
" Huolied. That a copy of the foregoing preamble and
refolutior.B, dulj’ authenticated, be presented to the fam
ily of our deceased conn ace, and entered m full on the
minutes, and that the Secretary be authorized to have
the same published in the Swula/j Mercury aud Nbw York
„ , WM. MATHEWS, )
Fiuxcis Prust, Jr., See.
Pickpockets in Trouble. —Air. Joint
E. Cryer., an old gentleman residing at Morrisanla, West
chester county, white stooping on a Fourth Avenue car.
was jostlea against by a young man in a rule manner.
The old gentleman remonstrated, and white l-mUhk .t
confederate seized his watch and both then ran. off. They
were chased down Twenty sixth street to Lexington ave
nin bv the old gentleman, and were there arrested by of
ficer Wilson, cf the 18'.h Precinct. <>u reaching the sta
tion house they gave the names oi William Johnson and
George E. Jones, hut tlie wa ch was not found. Aby
staucer who witnessed the occurrence, stated that he
saw one of them throw something into a culvert near
Lexington avenue. Capt Cameron sent a squad of men
with a lantern, and after raking a short time, succeeded
in finding the wutch. Justice Dodge committc 1 them for
Extensive Operations by a Confi
dkmck M*n.—Uaut Thorne was lately notified that for
se me months past, goods bad been obtained from the van
ous steamboat pieis on both eidts oi the city, by a mxn
who had called on the freight agent at the various piers,
inquired for a certain package, paid, the freight on it, aad
took the receipt. He then called a carman, had the goods
taken either to Brooklyn or to some remote part of tne
city, and placed upon the walk. He would then hire
another carman to take them to a dealer, where he would
dtapcse of the stolen goods at -ess than tne market price.
After considerable search, the captain finally succeeded
in arresting a mannamed Charles a. Scott, alias George
W. femith, on suspicion cf being the thief. Justice Hogan
committed him lor examination.
A Dishonest Servant.—Ellen Cavan
agh, lately a servant in the employ of Mr. J. Mendelsohn,
oi No. 186 East Broadway, was yesterday arrested bv de
tective Slowey. It is stated that some days since, in the
aosenceot ter mistress, the accmed went into the lady’s
sleeping apartinci tand took irom a bureau s2ioinTreas
uiv notes, ana jewelry, furs, and clothing, to the anount
of s3oo. The greater portion of the clotlung, jewelry, and
furs, were found hid in the rafters in the garret of the
complainant’s residence together whh $Bl in money.
The remainder the girl says she gave to a man, and he
cannot be found. Justice Shandiey comoutie.l her for
A Rather Interesting Life.—There
k now confined in the Tombs a man named Oliver, who
was arrested, tried, convicted anti sentenced with Mum
ford to be executed lor tearing down the American flig in
New Orleans some time ago. Mumford was executed, but
Oliver was respited and finally pardoned. Siuce then it
is supposed he has teen engaged as a blockade runner.
At ail events, we now find him m the Tombs un a charge
that is likely to send him to the State Prison. Be is a
Cuban by birth.
Assaulted and Robbed —At a late
hour on Friday night Mr. August Beedman. residing at
No 178 Division street, while passing terough Roosevelt
street, was knocked down hy Henry Scott, a sailor, and
robbed of a bundle of cotton valued at $25. lie was ar
rest* d and committed for examination by Justice Hogan.
Passing Counterfeits.—Jas. Hughes
was yesterdsy arrested by Officer Long, of the Scven
teentn Precinct, lor passing a counterfeit $5 bill, on the
Onion Bank of Haverhill, Mass, in the saloon of Carl
Thler, No. 6 Stu? vesant street, in payment for drinks. Ho
wat commuted by Justice shandiey".
R.. Dellamore. This gentleman
writes as follows, in explanation of a paragraph on the
number of undißch&rge 1 muskete that were picked upon
the battle field of Gettysburg. He says: “In looking over
the Dispatch of last week, I noticed in its columns a report
purporting to come from the Ordnance Bureau. It sets
forth the number of muskets picked up after the battle of
Gettysburg—some containing ball and no powder. I think
I can explain how the men came to load them in that
style, and where the blame ought to rest At the com
mencement and during the time of my service, dating
from July 30,1861, to July 17, 1863,1 often found cartridges
without any powder in there The paper containing the
powder is so thick yon cannot !e l when one contains
powder, unless you squeeze it between the finger and
thumb, which a soldier rarely thinks of doing unless sit
ting by the fire toasting his shins. On the field of battle
be is all excitement. He has no time then to gaze around.
He takes out a cartridge, bites off the end, and if the rifle
is clean, thrust it down without pulling the paper oil'.the
ball. He does not look, exoeptto find an enemy to pick
off, and when he pulls the trigger, he does not stop to lis
ten, in tho loud rattle of the musketry aud the roar of the
cannon, whether his piec 4 lias made a noise or not; and
so continues driving cartridge upon cartridge into tho
barrel, until he finas that he cannot see use his rille
longer. I was once in nearly a similar fix. I have often
found cartridges without powder in them, sent direct
from tbe manufacturers to the army. To make a little
money, government contractors thus imperil the lives of
brave men—not a tew of whom suffered dangerous
wounds or death, all because their rifles were choked
with dishonest cartridges This gentleman asks “How
a friend of his, who has served two years and baen honor
ably discharged, can get his ‘discharge paper’ renewed,
which he has lest t” He will have to apply to the'fl ar
(Jnery.— We are unable to eay where
the passage quoted bj’ you is to be found’’Are not the
inhabitants of part of the moon subjected to tte ex
tremes of light and darkness in the course of every lunar
month t” Admitting the moon to be inhabited, there are
parte of it which are never penetrated by the rays of the
sun, and are, therefore, irnnitrsed in perpetual darkness.
There is no such passage In Siiakspere as “stars hid
ing their diminifalied heads.” In Macbeth, L 4, there is
this: "Stars, hide your heads.”We do not know to
whom Sheridan ‘‘applied his joke about thejioulterer and
the phoenix. ’
i)oW?s Ferry.—“ To decide a bet, in
form me through answers to ©orrespondc-nts if the pres
ent administration made at any time an offer, bv procla
mation or otherwise, to pay the sum of three hundred
dollars to owners of slaves as a compensation for free
dom !” A movement of the kind was suggested and par
tially acted upon In Maryland. Kentucky and Missouri.
The bounty was, however, wily proposed to be paid to
loyal men.
Ignoramus. — “Jones asserts that
there is a Lord Chancellor especially appointed for Ire
land, who, by virtue of his office, bears the title ot ‘ Lord
Chancellor of Ireland? Spider claims that the Lord
Chancellor of England is also Lord Chancellor of Ireland,
and that there is no other that holds the title of Lord
Chancellor.” Spider Is correct. The title is simply hon
orary, and Is bestowed only on a certain official of the
British ministry.
A. S. D.— This correspondent can
have admittance to tho columns of the Dispatch but we
cannot promise to publish a series of poems under a gert
eral title. We have done so in one iqstance, but shall not
renew if we can avoid the experiment "The Book of
To-Day” we will publish in our next if a. 8. D. wishes, but
it must be without the date.
John Sherman.— A. bet B. before the
late election that Seymour would not be Governor of this
State after January Ist. Neither party knew at the time
that the Ist fell on Sunday. Who wins ?” A.. of course.
He bet that Seymour would not be Governor o/ter the let
of Jinuary. Had the wager been made "on and after,”
he would have lost.
Susan. — “ Inform me if' I can be
married to my brother-in-law in the Roman Catholic
Church by dispensation or otherwise f” By special dis
pensation, yes. We lielieve it is contrary to the rules of
tee Roman Church for a brother to marry his deceased
brother’s wife.
IK A. Huntley.— MMS. spoken of
In your note, have been received, and will appear in due
season—fowe of them, doubtless The difficulty is teat
both sides ef the paper are written uponTo jour
*P. 5.,” we have no encouraging answer to return.
Reader.— We never saw or heard of
the work to which you refer. Doubtless, like many of
tec kind, it is a bogus concerij— as unsubstantial ae tee
fabric of a vision.
(Written for the Hew York Wsneteh.l
On K« reoriHw a fptehdul Memento from the, Ciliaennof the
in tmmenmtim of his brave vmditci
reptUing and u-übduwy the Riots
By rntieis Caddell.
So, Courage, Honor, do not always stanl
Without reward in freedom’s glorious land;
But sometimes offerings their high worth attest,
To wreathe the forehead, sparkle on the breast;
Or on the wall in solid glory shine,
A grand memento and a sacred siirine!
Brave Jourdan, well this offering came to you,
For well ycu stood tt o resolute and true ,
Truth in your soul, fierce lightnings ia your eye
That smote black trkison, madly howling by.
Vi hen bloody riot o’er Manhattan trod.
Defying order and blaspheming God,
Reckless of life, a demon from the deep
Where hell’s red fireerago, and deadly reptiles creep,
Yes, well it came, and long may it attest
The Courage, Honor, m your inaruy breast—
A bi eaet/orerw r«win to withstand
All JFteuds of Riot in law’s Glorious Land!
iTFrittwi for the New York Dimtatt.)
“ A fine young son, sir."
And the obsequious nurse dropped a low
curtsey before the stately man who had arisen
so eagerly at her entrance.
Joy swept through his heart, and with the
agility of boyhood he bounded up the broad
staircase, and softly entered the room where
fluttered the life of his son and heir.
Wild were the theories in that father’s brain
as he bent so fondly over his helpless little
one. He saw in him the sharer of his illus
trious name and fortune, and there, on the
very brink of eternity, this old man dedicated
his eon to Fame.
Fame, the J/n.’s faluus — Fame, the ruin of
myriads of souls.
Contrary to expectation, the baby lived, and
as months ripened into years he gained strength,
and the proud father, confident of his own su
periority, determined to mold the boy’s phy
sical as well as moral nature.
During his hours of mental duty, in his
boyish sports, his father was his one insepara
ble companion.
Recognizing no eternity, each became to the
other a priest at the altar of Fame —their only
a » a a a e
“ Draw the curtains closer, pile on more
fuel, ’tis a fearfulnight. Hark! how the war
ring elements struggle and howl. Sit near
me, Robert, and I will tell you a story of the
past. After the war of 1812, daring which I
had won a glorious name, I returned to the
practice of my profession. Naturally gifted, I
determined to excel as well at the forum as in
the field, and my great success attest the zeal
with which I worked. During the siege of
Washington I had met Esther Morris, as beau
tiful a creature as nature ever molded.
Young and ardent, I wooed and won her
promise to be my bride. Duty called to Bal
timore and New Orleans, and I had to leave
her all alone. After the war had ended, I
hastened to leave my honors at her feet, but
she had gone, none knew whither. I had re
ceived but one letter during the few mouths of
my absence, but the fact did not surprise me,
because I knew of the postal irregularities
My search was fruitless. Years had passed,
when one night a crumpled note was handed
me. I tore it open, and its words were, 1 Come
to me, 1 am dying ;’ and the signature wa s
the one I loved so well. I went rath the
bearer, and he led me through the gloom, over
a plain, then up a mountain-side, and there in
an old farm- house lay my stricken one, beau
tiful even in death. The heart that I had
wooed so tenderly was pulseless—and the
winds wailing 'round the mountaintop, caught
the weary echo of my soul —* No more.’
“ A letter lay upon the table, and from it I
leraned that she had believed me untrue. Of
ficious friends told her that I had sought a
wealthier bride, and compelled her to marry
another, a man advanced in years. He had
died, and she had come to spend the year with
her old nurse Margery. Sickness came—and
a scrawl in feeble handwriting implored me to
watch over her child.
“ I secured the property to the child, and left
her to the care of dame Margery, who loved
her dearly.
"I left the hillside cottage and hurried to
ward my home, but the driving sleet and
snow blinded me. I lost the foot-path and
wandered on, until a feeling of drowsiness came
over me, and I sunk upon the ground. Fate
(for mind you, my boy, I never yet acknow
ledged the Providence men prate about) brought
a travel er to the spot. He lifaed my inanimate
form and placed it in a sleigh. When I became
conscious, I found myself in a soft, clean bad,
and a tidy mulatto nurse fitting near me. I had
suffered intensely—mental anguish and cold had
brought on fever, and I had been hovering on
the briuk of the grave. My host, although a
royalist, treated me most kindly. Humanity
knows neither friend nor foe. To day I re
ceived a letter which has revived all these old
memories. Dame Margery is dead, and the
little orphan is without a protector. What
think you of adopting her, my son I"
“ Receive her by all means, father. Aunt
Helen needs a female friend. A bright-eyed
merry girl, will brighten our home, which
has been so dark since mother's death.”
“ Your mother was my second love, Robert.
I loved her not with the passion of boyhood,
but with the intense appreciation of manhood ;
and she too has gone, and I am very lonely.
Yes, let the little girl come, we must not for
sake her.”
And Mary Benton became the adopted daugh
ter of that proud old man.
Stern and strong the mighty phalanx moved
with martial bearing, through the city crowded
thoroughfare. Mothers, fathers, children, es
ters and sweethearts, saw them pass, and felt
the girth of woe lightening around and crush-
ing their hearts—and the warriors, so calm,
seemingly so cold, were thinking of the homes
they had left so dreary, the forms they might
never see again. Aye, even some were weeping
—men. brave and fearless in every duty—weep
ing, for the true soldier conscious of his duty,
knows the danger before him, and fears alone
for the desolation his death will bring. The
patriot soldier may weep at the sundered home
ties ; nature may assert her right; but manly
tears are always sacred ; weep, while the scoffer
at home-ties, the reckless, unimpassioned baast
er, vaunts his assumed nonchalance, and proves
when called upon, a—traitor.
And who is he, that brave young Colonel,
who wields with so much military skill, the
serried mass of patriots ? His prancing steed
paws the earth most proudly, as if conscious of
his gallant burden. He is the son whom the
old father had dedicated to Fame even in his
babyhood; and he was hastening to win his
laurels with hopes as high, and dreams as bril
liant, as ever entered soldier’s brain.
The moonlight streamed coldly over the
gory field of battle, and by its mournful light
revealed the Northerner and Southerner alike,
dead and dying. The battle had been fought,
and the victory won ; but on that ghastly plain
Death and Desolation were the victors.
Unrecognized amid the writhing mass of
human suffering, Colonel Paulding lay, wound
ed and bleeding almost to death. Too weak
to move, he closed his eyes to die ; and then,
utter annihilation his Infidel teachings whis
pered. He tried to still his throbbing heart.
Had he not won immortal glory ? Fame bent
low before him, pointing with pencil to the
tablet in her hand. She was all his boyhood's
prayers and manhood's- toils had sought for;
and she was there before him a suppliant woo
ing to bear his name. His bloodless lips tried
to wear a greeting, his mind to rouse itself and
grasp his idol; bnt a dimness came over her.
Slowly she fadea from his view; but there
came another being, more bright, more beau
tiful, and she pointed to the heavens above.
“Vain dreamer, in your pride of intellect,
Fame and won her —tell me, has
she assauged one pang of your aching heart
in this hour of woe ?—tell me, has she satis
fied the cravings of your higher nature ?
Tell me, and I will leave thee to thy dearly
won bride.”
The wounded warrior stretched forth his
hand, and cried, imploringly :
“Is there a conqueror greater than the
War-God ?—a hope more glorious than fame ?”
And the angel, smiling, told him of the
Conqueror, Jesus —tho Heaven, more glo
rious than Fame, and a new hope was born
within him ; and as he watched the morning
sunbeams glancing over the Eastern sky, he
bowed his heart to the Majesty he had never
acknowledged before.
Ah! who can tell the victories on the
battle field ?—victories more glorious than the
world’s trumpets can proclaim—victories over
sin and death. Some will cry that the army
ruins men ; none but the All-seeing One can
ted how many it has saved.
Colonel Paulding was removed during tho
day to the neighboring hospital. Telegrams
were sent his father, and soon the old man
was at his son’s bedside, and with feminine
tenderness cared for him, read to him, spoke
words of worldly comfort ; but his son was
yet too weak to hear the torrent of invective
against his new victory. Fame hod emblaz
oned the name, and the old man was satis
Mary Benton had come to live at the old
homestead, and she was, in truth, a merry,
blue-eyed girl. The old man loved her as a
father, and her presence was a comfort to
him. It was she who wheeled his arm-chair
to the right spot, placed his slippers by the
fire, and aired so carefully his warm-lined
dressing-gown. She had heard of the young
Colonel, for it was his father’s never varying
theme To her imagination he seemed a deity,
and no wonder her little heart fluttered wildly
when she received the old man’s letter, saying
they would be home upon the morrow.
She knew his tastes, and dressed herself
with unusual care. Delicate flowers were en
twined amid the folds of her rich, dark hair ;
her rich dress fitted closely to her dainty form.
Eagerly she stood upon the portico, straining
her eyes to catch a glimpse of the carriage ;
and when it came in sight, she darted back,
determined toilet the young man see how dig
nified. could be her redeption. But the old
man laughed, at her stately air, and Robert
bent to kiss his little foster sister. His look
of surprise amused his father.
“ Expected short frocks, pantalettes and
bibs, eh, Robert ?”
The young man smiled, but was pleased to
find his sister such a beautiful, sensible girl.
The Winter evenings passed very happily.
The invalid colonel told stories of the camp
and field ; and one pleased the gentle Mary
more than all the rest.
“A little boy had come to him in Jersey
City, and begged to be allowed to join tlitem.
He was alone in the world, with no friend but
the noble dog who stood so bravely by him.
I took him with us, and he proved invaluable
to me. When the call to Antietam sounded,
we hastened to the fray, and I thought not of
my little friend. During the thickest of the
fight, I heard my name called, and saw the
boy at my side, holding a canteen of water.
My heart sickened at the thought of his dan
ger, but he seemed to think of nothing but
my comfort. I called a soldier and bade him
take the lad off the field ; but at that moment
he fell before me, and I, in the confusion of
battle, left him, as I thought, dead. When
the morrow came, and the dying were to be
removed and the dead buried, we found my
little friend alive, but very faint from hanger.
His dog was at his side—a faithful guardian.
He had feinted during the battle, and had lain
among the wounded all the long night. That
drink of water saved my life ; and yen must
know I feel very grateful to my good Samari
Many other incidentß "he told, some more
terrible, many most amusing; and as Mary
listened, the felt the had never been bo happy
in her life.
Mary was a sensible girl. She knew that
she loved the brave young colonel; and when
he came to her that evening, and told her
where his heart had strayed and asked her to
be his bride, she wept for joy, for her poor
lone heart had found a home, indeed.
Tho young couple knelt at the old man’B
feet, his withered hands were clasped upon
their bowed heads. “ Take her Robert,” ho
faltered, “ she is worthy to be a soldier’s bride.
Thou hast all thou wert created for. Fame and
Love. Happy son of my old age, love this
gentle one; and thou, my Mary, thou wilt be
his guardian; tho old man resigns to thee the
treasure he has guarded so long. A few more
days and the wakeless sleep will come over me;
laugh and bo merry, my children, for to
morrow we die.”
“ Father,” and the young man’s voice was
firm and low, “ hast thou never heard of a
crown more glorious than Fame?”
“ Cease, cease thy prating, boy, arise—go;
darest thou insult my reason at my age? I
know what thou wouldst prate about, th«
Christian’s God —their promised immortality;
pray where didst thou leanrot them?”
“On the battle-field, father. Man vaunts
his prowess and his skill, prides in the strength
that nerves his arm to deeds of valor—but
when that strength is gone, and he who had
conquered is faint and weary, he acknowledges
there is a God more powerful than earthly
potentate. I have found that God, father,
and would that thou couldst worship at his
shrine.” 1
Livid with rage the old man arose—“ Fool
that thou ait, is this my thanks for all tho
hours I spent in forming thy character?
Ruin, disgrace to my proud name.”
bhaldng his clenched fist in the young man’s
face, he howled, "Accursed be”—but the God
he despised completed the sentence—tho
old man dropped back dead.
Oh, piide of Intellect and Fame, how mock
ing is thy sympathy in the hour of human
woe. Who but the God of Heaven saved
Robert Paulding from despair? The father
he had loved so weR died scuffing his Creator.
What cared Robert for the illustrious name his
parent bore? Fame, fame the ignis fatuns.
A year has fled since Mary and Robert were
married—solemnly and quietly. A month
ago a eon was born to them, and the young
parents in their gratitude dedicated him to
Fame is glorious, but faith is heavenly.
The warrior who is untrue to the “ Great
Commander,” will prove faithless to his
general. The same principle acts in each
case. Let Duty struggle, it will win a crown.
The soul of the unknown warrior, whose body
lies so humbly in his unknown grave, is
wearing the laurels that never die. Angels
weave the patriot’s crown. God the Immortal
bestows it.
Great Trotting Match Against Timm:
One Hundred Miles in Eleven Huuhs Skvxn Minutes
and Fifteen bxcohDs—at mem wood, Essex, England,
ou the sth ci December. Mr. J. Brown backed bisiavur’
ite ruare to trot 100 miles ia tvveive coasecudve hours.
Bel ore SA. M., a large number interested in the match,
atsembled atthe point dehignateu, tn« 50 milestone on
the Ipswich road ; the start was effected at 5 o’clock I
min. 6 seconds. The mare continued her course 28 miles
or to the 81th mile stone, thence i eturning past the win
ning post and up to Romford. 72 miles irum London. the
Distance, 100 miles, being completed at 4 o’clock 8 min.
21 seconds, thus winning the match with 52 min. 45 sec to
spare. The betting was 6t04 on time. The mare wasf
apparently but little distressed on coming in.
The Value of Horses.—A French
journal, after repeating the paragraph from the English
papers relative to the silo oi Blair Athol to Mr. Jack«ora
tlr JtZ.bto, remarks that, however high that price may
Heem, it is far below the sums paid ior norses inan-ient
times, and states that Philip, uf Macedon, paid 13 talents
for Bucephalus, which became tho lavorite horse of hia
son. Alexander the Great. Tue talent was eaual to
o.WUfr., to that Bucephalus cost 72 &Mr. ; but as silver
was at that time 14 times more valuable than now which
is nearly five times the price pa<d >ur Biair a thoL The
above turn was equal to l,oiy»2wir. in the present day,
A Great Bag.—The following is s,
return ot recent shooting in tho preserves of anc blema*
in Scotland : Seven guns, in 13 lays killed 9 grouse, Wte
pheasants, 1,042 patridges, 79 woodcocks, 25 snipes.
hares, and 1,83 b rabbits—total, 6 823 nead. At the averanei
weights this is 15 tons, or rather more than one tenner
day, ci 3201 b. weight for each ?uiTper day, or 23 stone • so
that, taking the snooters to be 11 stous each each man
fciiot twice his own weight in game per day.
James Dunn ano William M. Davis
have sailed the papers for a fight, t. take place on the
22d of March next, In the State of Pennsylvania, Tho
amount of stakes to be not less than .fl OOu aside and mav
reach $3,1X0, if mutually agreed to. The toss tor around
is to take place in this city ou the 22d of February and
Hie men to be in the ring between the hours ot 8 and ’lua
M. on the 1 llowing day.
Pedestrianibm.—Harbison and Albi
fok -There w ere about 3,000 persons at the Victoria Race
Grounds, Leeds Eng , on the 3d mt., to witness a mile
race between 1.1 Harrison (ot and slab Albison tor
Bow Lee), Harrison having forty yards’ start, ior £25 a
side. Betting was about even at starting. During the
first halt of the distance Harnson kepi tig position, but
in traversing the third lap Aibisun ha.i gained more than!
twenty yards, and continued to get nearer his man to lha
finish, but Harrison won by about three yards.
Hayden and Canavan.—These men ran their three
miles’ race at St. Thomas Grounds, Btanningley, Eng.. last
month, ior £25 a side. Canavan gave up the contest ivhen
he had run about three miles, being then sixty yards in
the rear.
WnrTTAKXR and Hey—A race of 150 yards for -,f?A a side
came off at the Royal Oak Park, Manchester, Eng., on
featuiday, Dec. 10, between William Whittaker (of Burton)
and Daniel Iley (ot Kirkheaton). The weather was un
favorable, whicn prevented a large attendance of specta
tors. The betting was in favor ot Hey, who was backed
freely at sto 4. They were dispatched t»y tbe report of a
pietoi, but, as Iley was anxious to get away, he went over
the mark before the report, ana was, consequently, put a
yard back. A good start was afterward made, when Hey
toon showed in front, and led tor LOO yards, but Whittaker
then made a succerwul effort, and won oy hali-a yard
Mr. James Holden, jun., acted as reteree.
Andrews and Mare.—At tho same grounds on the same
afternoon, J Andrews (ot Millbrook) and George Mare (of
Thurstjands) also ran 150 yards for £25 a side, and Mara
received two yards’ start imide. The betting opened at
evens, but ultimately got to 4 to 1 on Mare, who had tho
best of the start and was never headed, the judge’s £aC
being that he won by a yard and a half. Mr. James Hol
den, jun., officiated as referee.
Pbdbstriakism Extraordinary—Recently, Mrs. Mar
garet Douglas, the Australian pedestrian, completed the
task cf walking 1,000 miles in 1,000 hours, at the American
Opera House, Liverpool, Eng. Each successive mile haw
been witnessed by persons who have attested its fair per
formance, and the remarkable woman has gone through
the arduous feat with astonishing freshness and vigor.
During her last mile, which she walked in the presence
of several hundred persons, she several times topped to
dance, and at the close she declared she could have
walked 200 miles more and would be willing to under
take 1,400. Several heavy bets have been decided by the
J. Grimshaw, the English light
weight jockey, rode 72 winners in 1863 his leading winning
mounts being forth© Spencer Plate (Northampton). Odi
ham Hanclcap, Newcastle Gold Cup. Nottingshire Handi
cap. Sc-uth Hampshire Stakes (Southampton,) the Berk
shire Stakes (Reading), tbe County Handicap (Norwick),
Newmarket October Handicap, Newmarket Houghton
Handicap, etc., etc. He has had 158 winning mounts Im
1861, and heads the list of successful jockeys.
Mr. Roberts, the Billiard Champion,
in Australia —Mr. Roberts, the English Champion, con
tinues his tour in the Australian colonies, with undimin
i-hed success He hss recertly paid visits to Sydney and
Maitland, and won all his matches with ease, Messrs. Ful
ford, Josephson, and Fagan sustaining defeats. Fagan,
who received 500 points out of 1,000 lost by 127; Fulford,
who received the fame number, lost by 181; and Joseph
son, who received 600 out of 1,000, lost by 114 pointe
Billiards.—A match for £I,OOO has
been made between Mr. E. G, and Mr. W D, members of
Tatter sail’s. London, to come off at St James’s Hall on
the 30th of January. It is to be strictly private, and only
the players and their friends will be present.

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