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VOLUME XX.
The New York Dispatch,
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WAMGTON.
The Conspiracy Trials.
THE EVIDENCE TO BE PUBLISHED.
NEWSPAPER REPORTERS TO BE
ADMITTED.
EFFOR'IES CAPTURE OF R. H. T. RIMER.
INTERNAL~REVENUE DECISION.
Regulars Going South.
ITALIAN CONSUL AT RICHMOND.
Washington, May 13.
The trial of the conspirators was resumed this morning
and it is believed that the examination of the same wif
’nesses who have been on the stand for the past two days
was continued.
The Judge Advocate General will soon furnish to the
Associated Press all the evidence in the case that it i s
deemed proper to publish.
It js understood that eight principals in the plot are now
on trial.
The Court for the trial of the assassination conspirators
admitted reporters for the press this morning.
It is reported to day that R M. T. Hunter, ot Virginia,
has been captured by our forces, brought to Richmond
under guard and confined on board a gunboat in the
James river.
The investigations in the conspiracy case are extending*
Reverdy Johnson declines to act as counsel for Mrs. Sur
ratt. New confessions that have been made by persons in
custody, implicate still others; and the precautions to
keep the conspirators trom committing suicide are care
fully continued.
The Commissioner of Internal Revenue has desided that
n© license can be required for taking orders for goods or
merchandise at ether places than where such merchan
dise is stored, provided a license is taken by the dealer
covering all sales of such merchandise wherever nego*
tiated.
The President has recognised David Von Groning as
vice-consul cf Italy at Richmond.
FRpiOwico.
CONTINUED SUCCESSES OF THE PATRIOT
FORCES.
EFFECT OF THE FALL OF RUSHIOAO.
Byway of Havana, we have news from Mexico to the
2d inst.
The occupation of Saltillo and of Monterey by the
Liberals is confirmed, and they seem to be gaining
ground in every direction.
It is reported that President Juarez is about to goto
Monterey, and there establish the capital of the Mexican
republic.
It is eaid by the French that General Negrete has with
him seme two hundred adventurers from the 'United
States.
The Emperor started on his excursion from Mexico on
the 18th ultimo, and on arriving at Orizaba, on the 29th,
received the news of the fall of Richmond and the ru
mored capitulation of Lee.
Immediately all was confusion. Maximilian hurried
back to Mexico, and sent Mr. Eivin, ths chief of his cabi
net. to proceed with all possible dispatch to the United
States.
He arrived in Vera Cruz just in time for the Eider, and,
on arriving here, begged the Consul to delay her depart
nre an hour or so, which was done, and he, with several
others who accompanied him, left in her.
It is reported, and seems very probable, that Eivin A
Co. are going to Canada.
Don Jose Ramon Pacheco died in the city of Mexico, on
the 19th instant
The English Railroad Company who run the railroad
from Vera Cruz to Mexico, have sublet that portion of the
road between Paso del Macho and Maltrata. to a French
company.
The Jecker fraud is accepted by Maximilian and the
five millions claimed are to be paid in five annual instal
ments of one million each.
a private letter from Vera Cruz, which is believed to be
true, gives the following item :
“General Mejia sent a steamer to Vera Cruz for rein
forcements and assistance, saying he could only hold
Matamoras four, or at most five days longer. The steam
er was driven off by a norther, and was eight days in ar
riving. A French war steamer, with men, etc , was im
mediately sent, and we are anxiously awaiting later news
from that place.
“It is said that deserters from the Confederate forces in
Texas are crossing over and joining Cortinas, which is
breaking up the friendship Mejia an* the Imperialists had
lor them, and a retrenchment in the courtesies which
have lately been extended, has been noticed.”
The news we previously received from Matamoras
seems to confirm this.
ALBANY.
Albany, May 13, 1865.
A break is reported in the Erie Canal at Amity Springs,
about midway between Cohoes and Schenectady. A por
tion of the canal bank has slid into the Mohawk river. No
boats have reached the Hudson river from the canal
since yesterday afternoon.
MISCELLANEOUS WAS ITEMS.
The rage for relics in this country
is something astounding. A respectably dressed man was
noticed the other day putting In his pocket a brick from
the wall in front of Mr. Lincoln’s house ; and this is but
one of ten thousand follies. The entire stairway upon
which Colonel Ellsworth was killed, in Alexandria nas
been cut into chips and carried away. The tree, at the
loot of which Sickles shot Key, m Washington, has been
barbed and cut until it is dead. The oak tree under which
General Grant talked with Pemberton, and arranged the
terms of surrender of Vicksburgh has been annihilated,
aid recent ya party dug into the ground ten feet for the
roots of the historic oak. Au elm tree which Abraham
Lincoln planted stands in front of his old house in Spring
field. Of course it will be torn in pieces and destroyed.
On September 22, 1864, Thomas
Martin, ( f Greenup county, Ky.. was tried by court mar
ilal at Cincinnatti, as a guerrilla, and sentenced to be
shot, the execution to take place May 5. 1865, between
the hours of 12 M. 2P. M On the day appointed troops
moved to a high hill north of the city, and near Mr. Pen
dleton’s residence, and formed in a hollow square. The
Prisoner was approaching the place of execution, with
is coflin in a hearse beside him, when a telegram was
leceivedfrom President Johnson suspending the execu
tion until further orders. Five minutes longer and voumr
Martin would have been a corpse.
Gen. Gillmore’s order requiring the
prayer for the President to be used In the E mac on al
Churches of Savannah, was evaded by Rey. C H Coler
assistant minister of Christ Church, who closed the church
until he could hear from the Bishop of the diocese Tae
pleasant alternative ot reading the prayer or going to
Fort Pulaski, soon brought the minister to a proper sense
of his du ies, and he applied for and obtained permission
to take the oath c f allegiance, at the sime time promts,
ing to read the prayer regularly hereafter.
The corspiracy trial was resumed
on Thursday. Thus far, no counsels have appeared for
the prisoners. Among those a-raigned on Wednesday was
the stage carrenterat Ford’s Theatre, Edward Spangler
who is supposed to have been one of the most active of
the accomplices of Booth, and who attended to his horse
at the back of the theatre, while the villain was doing the
bloody deed. It Is ascertained from an official source that
raw iff A 1 MMW
the rule adopted by the Court for the trial of the assassin
ation coni pirators does not admit, at present, reporters
for the press.
The President has issued a procla
mation enjoining upon all military, naval and civil offi
cers of the government, in consideration of the fact that
the rebellion is nowended, additional dilligence in efforts
to capture the remaining rebel cruisers afloat. He also
says that if, after this proclamation shall become known
in ioriegn ports, these cruisers receive hospitality there,
proper retaliatory measures will be resorted to against
the ships of those nations which extend such hospitality
to these piratical vessels.
“ Extra Billy” Soith is now called
“ Surplus William,” as he and the First Auditor of the
State ot Virginia endeavored to carry off one hundred
thousand dollars in specie belonging to the Virginia
banks, when Davis fled from Richmond They proceed
ed up the canal ss far as Buckingham County, scattering
the money along the wayside, and placing some of it in
the jail ot that county, where it has since been found.
Severa 1 of the Washingtonians who
were paroled by General Grant and returned home, have
b< en sent South again tor refusing to take the oath ot al
legiance. Most ot them are anxious, however, to take
the oath and remain good citizens. The country adjacent
10 Washington presents an appearance somewhat similar
to what it did in 1861, the camps of the tioops already ar
rived, being dotted on every road.
The evidence in possession of the
Government in regard to the complicity in President
Lincoln’s assassination of Jeff. Davis and the other persons
named in President Johnson’s proclamation, is said to be
of such a character that no foreign government in whose
territory the fugitives may seek refuge will for a mo
ir.ent hesitate in giving them up.
The officers of the gunboat Florida,
which touched at Pensacola, Fla ,on the 29th ult, on her
voyage irom New * cleans to this port, contradict the ru
mor that Mallory, the rebel Secretary cf the Navy, had
surrendered himself to Capt. Gibson, of the frigate Poto
mac Up to the date named, the iugitivc Secretary had
not been seen in that region.
The Mobile News of the 27 th ult.
had advices that the Confederate fleet which retired up
the river on the’surrender of Mobile were then at De
mopolis. The fleet compriEed the rams Nashville and
Morgon, steamers Southern Republic, Admiral. Sumter
and Baltic, and blockade runners Virginia and Mary.
Ger. Schofield has issued an order
recommending the former masters of freedmen to em
ploy them st fair wages, and recommending to the freed
men that when allowed to do so. they remain with thair
former masters, and labor faithfully so long as they shall
be treated kindly aud paid reasonable wages.
The first consignment of Rebel ne
gro soldiers captured by General Stoneman, passed
through Nashville on the 30th uit, en routs to the North.
They numbe’ ed about one hundred, and were all dressed
in the Rebel uniform “much dilapidated” in appear
ance
An order has been issued by the
War Depaitment for the immediate discharge of all im
prisoned rebel soldiers not above the rank cf colonel, who,
previous to the capture of Richmond, signified their de
sire to take the oath ol allegiance to the Government, and
who are still willing to do so.
So frequent have been the robberies
of colored people on “ Navy Hill,” in Richmond, a local
ity near Fifth street, that the negroes have dubbed the
spot " The Robbers’ Retreat ’ A military guard has re
cently been stationed in the vicinity, but the desperadoes
dodge them, and continue their depredations.
William R. Donaldson, known as a
circus clown and negro delineator, was the man arrested
as having a knowledge of the plot to burn Philadelphia.
His trunks contained letters trom persons in the South,
but the character 01 their contents is unknown.
A gangoftwentyguerrillas attacked
ard captured a train on the Ohio and Misslsippi Railroad,
only fourteen miles from Cincinnati. They blew open
the express safes with powder and stole their contents,
robbed the passengers and then escaped across the river
in skills.
Rebel officers coming to Gen. Wash
burne’s district, paroled from Gen. Lee’s, Gen. John
ston’s, or Gen. Taylor’s armies, will not be permitted to
wear their uniforms or any badges to remind loyal per
sons of their treason. Paroled enlisted men will be al
lowed thirty days to change their dress.
Gen. Meredith, commanding West
era Kentucky, has summoned all bands of armed men
acting in open hostility against the Government to surren
der before the 29th irst., on terms granted to Gen. Lee, or
be treated as outlaws.
Gen. Sherman is now in Richmond.
He rode at the head of the line of his troops as the Four
teenth Army Corps passed through the streets of that
city. The advance ot the armies marching homeward
was expected to reach Washington on Saturday. Their
march averages twenty,miles a day.
Gen. Jesse created quite a stir at
the Louisville Hotel, on Monday last. He came in under
a flag of truce with Captain Maginnis, on the Frankfort
train, in charge of Colonel Buckley. They returned to
Lexington with General Hobson to determine on some
terms of surrender.
Major-Gi neral Hovey, by authority
from Washington, has Issued orders for the execution of
Bowles, Milliken, and Hersey, convicted of treason by
ccurt martial in Indianapolis. Indiana, some time ago.
They will be hanged cn the 19ih inst.
Gen. Washburne, at Memphis, Tenn.,
administers the oath to rebel soldiers, but not to Southern
officers or citizens, say ng that itistcolate to reap the
benefit of the amnesty proclamation after maintaining an
attitude of hostility for feur years.
It is 1 eported that a requisition has
been made by the Government upon the Canadian author
ities for H. H. Dodd, who was convicted of treason at In
dianapolis, last Summer, by the Military Commission, and
escaped from the post office building, in which he was
confined.
It is stated that the representatives
of the Cbrktian Commission, who paid “a visit of ceremo
ny and respect” to the rebel General Lee, at Richmond,
have been recalled, and their authority to act as delegates
revoked by the commission at Philadelphia,
The loyal State Government of Vir
ginia, which has hitherto had its seat at Alexandria, is to
be removed next week to Richmond, where Gov. Pierpont
will begin the reconstruction of civil autiioriiy through
out the Old Dominion, county by county.
Since the recent orders for the re-
Auction of expenses, the Quartermaster’s Department has
effected a reduction of its dally expenses, on ocean coast
wise transport service, of $35,000 per day, which is a sav
ing of more than three millions of dollars per month.
An order from the War Department
declares that all deserters who fail to report under the
Presidents proclamation, the pardon of which expires
May 16, will be at once discharged the service, wsth the
loss of all pay and allowances due at the time of desertion.
The Hamilton (Bermuda) Mirror of
April 26. says the news of the surrender of Lee to Gen.
Grant, is “ unwelcome intelligence,” and adds: “We
await with anxiety further results of this sad termination
of a noble cause*”
A public meeting has been held in
Carsen City, Nevada, to raise a fund bv one dollar sub
scriptions, to be presented to Robinson, the brave man
who saved Secretary Seward’s life: and the necessary
committee were appointed to effect the purpoaa.
• The plot to introduce yellow fever
into this and other Northern cities is being investigated at
St. George’s, Bermuda. Abundant evidence has been
produced of the design of the rebel Dr. Blackburn to im
port infected clothing to this port.
Resignations cf officers in the army
and navy are coming In in large numbers, and it is be
lieved that by the liih inst there will be but few, if any,
officers left more than the government design retaining in
the service.
The Louisville Press of the 6th, says:
Large numbers of Kentucky soldiers from the rebel army
continue to arrive in the city. They are promptly arrest
ed and required to take the oath.
Our Key ‘West correspondent, writ-'
ing on the Ist inst, gives a rumor, then current there,
that the rebel ram thonewall, from Lisbon, was off the
Florida coast.
Galveston is the only port at which
blockade running vetsels now find egress. Numbers of
vessels are said to bd constantly running into Havana
trom Galveston, laden with cotton.
About 1,000 rebel prisoners are at
Vicksburg, awaiting delivery to the rebel bureau of Ex
change. They will probably be sent home and told to
stay there.
The Veteran Reserve Corps, it is
said, will be preserved for provost duty, and the regular
ariiy, which has been muefi depleted by the war, will be
icsruited to its full strength.
Ger era! Halleck has established in
Richmond a court whose duty will be to arbitrate and de
cide upon the right to the posse?sion of real and personal
properly in that city and vicinity.
The N avy Department is receiving
the resignations of volunteer officers. Five hundred
volunteer officers were discharged during the last lour
years for drunkenness.
Reed, commander of the late rebel
ram Webb, with seven of his shipmates, were cotuigned
to Fort Warren, in Boston Harbor.
Among those who took the oath in
Richmond on Monday was Dr. Garnbtt, formerly of Wash
ington, and lately physician to Jeff Davis.
Ex*senator John Bell, ir seems, is
not dead after alb Parscn Brownlow has written to tell
tne poor old man tnat he can come home if he wants to.
Secretary Seward and his son con
linue to improve. The latter had a slight return of bleed
ing from his head lately, but it was soon checked.
Many citizen clerks are being dis
cbarged from the War Department, and SlsaMcd soldiers
substituted in their stead.
Capt. Robert Lincoln has returned
to Mteshingion, and will, in a few days, accompany his
mother to Illinois. h j □
Thirty of Price’s men took the oath
at Crossville. Considerable numbers are arriving from
other points.
One year men are to be returned to
their respective State Capitals aud mustered out of the
service.
A young lady in Killingly, Connec
ticut, went mad on hearing of PresidestLincoln’s assassi
nation.
Our armies are to be reduced to an
aggregate of 160,000111611—many of whom will be colored.
In Washington the sale of Booth’s
photographs Is prohibited,
NEW YORK, SUNDAY, MAY 14, 1865.
MATRIMONIAL ADVERTISING
Warning to Imprudent
Young Women.
A MARRYING CAPTAIN-A WARM
HEARTED MISS.
SIOO,OOO Looking for a Wife.
WHAT SORT OF LETTERS MARRIAGEABLE
TOCSG LABIES -WRITE.
ALSO MARRYING YOUNG MEN.
THE SALE OF INDECENT PHOTOGRAPHS.
“She Captsin with the Whiskers”
“Sold” at Xiast.
A WICKED TRADE BROKEN UP.
£7 “LABIES” ASB 21 “GENTLEMEN” H
PRINT.
PRAISEWORTHY ACTION OF THE POLICE.
Occasionally the Metropolitan police do a nice
thing in so quiet a manner that it hardly reaches
the public eye or ear and falls all unheeded amid
lees important, but more noisy matters. In the
detailed account which follows, it will be found
that Superintendent Kennedy has used his official
position to conserve public well-being in a man
ner which comes home to the business and
bosoms of mankind all through our extended
country. For a number of years the love of sen.
sations has been increasing upon our young peo
ple in regular gradations, until the dream of the
youthful heart is now not especially to honor the
father and mother, but too often to bring their
gray hairs in sorrow to the grave. Young Amer
ica long since became an acknowledged institu
tion and was severely cut up by newspapers, un
til the high-pressured notions of masculine and
feminine adolescence ceased to be a novelty, and
were accepted by a forgiving public opinion as a
matter of course. In no country in the world are
children so old at 1C as in this. We court by gas,
marry by steam, and devote the remainder of the
short life allotted us to repentance. This is un.
doubtedly an abnormal condition of society, but
one hardly stops amid the busy whirl of trade or
speculation to reflect upon it. We are a very
queer, energetic people, and cannot remain in a
state of quiescence even though death awaited
action. As a result humbug is always in order
and from time to time society may truthfully be
said to be dying to be hoaxed. This brings us
down to the point where it is proper to introduce
Kittie Hebold and Captain Nobman,
two sensational myths, who have figured under
different names in this city and vicinity for some
time.
To begin at the commencement, it may be
stated that a few months since, Mr. John A. Ken
nedy, Superintendent of the Metropolitan Police
was made aware of certain operations carried on
in this city through the Post-Office, of a very in
decent character, which has proved very disas
trous in several instances. His power was in
voked and he determined to fathom the mystery.
Calling in Officer Charles S. Frest, an experienced
detective, he laid before him the following cir
cumstances :
Several young ladies who may have been some
what imprudent in answering matrimonial adver
tisements, have been addressed with circulars of
an indecent character and it is desired to know
from whence they emanate. Tile shrewd officer
promptly started in search of the cause and after
a month or so, discovered that certain parties
called for certain letters, and soon thereafter the
eirculars containing the indecent inducements
were mailed. Suddenly
THE SUSPECTED PABTIBS
changed their base, and leaving the New York
Pest-office, where very strict rules had been put
in force, put in an appearance in Brooklyn.
They were traced, however, and, on Wednesday
last, Detective Frost, a prompt and capable de
tective, received orders from the Superintendent
of Police to watch the Post-oflioe in Brooklyn,
and arrest any one who called for letters to a
certain address. At about eight o’clock on that
day a slight-made individual of about 5 feet 7
inches appeared at the delivery window, and
called for letters for Captain Howard K. Norman.
A considerable number were delivered to him,
when Detective Frost stepped up, and in his
quiet way informed him that Superintendent
Kennedy desired an interview with him. On
reaching No.' 300 Mulberry street, the Police
Headquarters, the Superintendent produced
THE FOLLOWING ADVEBTISEMEOT,
and asked “the Captain” to explain it:
A YOWS G GENTLEMAN OF TWENTT
three summers, aud a Captain in the United States
wavy, wishes to correspond with some young lady with
a view to matrimony ; money no object, as I have re
ceived over $160,C10 prize money. I will answer all let
ters promptly, and 1 will send my carte de vlslte in an
swer to first letters. Address, in confidence, to Captain
Howard K. Norman, box 2C6, Post office, Brooklyn, New
York.
The above appeared in the Herald of Tuesday
last, and was but one of a long series of adver
tising dodges, prompted by the most unholy
ideas.
The Captain, notwithstanding his wealth, was
frightened not a little, and when his commission
was demanded, he reluctantly acknowledged
that he had none, that he was not an officer in
the navy, kttd no SIOO,OOO, and gave the lie to
everything contained in the advertisement. He
did not even want a wife, for the very specific
reason that
he was albeady married.
JgAs this was a matter in which Brooklyn was
involved, the Superintendent requested officer
Frost to bring him before Police Justice Corn
well of that city, which was accordingly done.
Up to the time when the arrested party owned
up the whole affair was rather a ticklish one, for
if the “ Captain” had seen fit to fall back upon
his honorable intentions, he would -hava suc
ceeded in flanking the Superintendent, but as he
acknowledged that the entire matter was a hum
bug, everything thereafter was plain sailing.
At noon of Wednesday the arrested party ap
peared before Justice Cornwell, of Brooklyn, in
the private office of John S. Folk, Inspector of
Police. There officer Frost, who had not lost
sight of his prisoner for a moment, presented to i
His Honor about 25 letters addressed to Capt. H.
K. Norman, and as many more to Miss Kittie
Herold. This latter fictitious personage repre
sented herself in the columns of the Herald also,
as a rich, beautiful and accomplished young wo
man, extremely anxious to become the wife of
some loving masculine, etc. Thus the accused
had obtained a run of both sides of the matri- |
monial question.
THE OBJECT OF ALL THIS
appears to be eqplained by the fact that the ar
rested party was the senior partner of the fol
lowing firm, as shown on a card : “ Crawford &
Willis, Publishers of Madame Le Pierre’s Art of
Coloring Photographs, No. 167 Broadway, New
York,
art frtijjerttirU’
The arrested party stated to Justice Cornwell
that he was the Crawford of the above firm; but
whether that is his real name is not known. As
he was not known to have committed an illegal
act he was allowed his freedom, and departed,
giving ihe Justice full permission to open any
letters which might come to either of the above
addresses.
Thus has been broken up for a time at least, a
very questionable enterprise, and for ferreting it
out Superintendent Kennedy is entitled to the
thanks of every man and woman who loves mo
rals more than lust.
THE -SALE OF INDECENT FHOTOGBAFHS
are clearly indicated in the operations of Craw
ford, and the business is carried on in this wise:
A man or woman answers the advertisement of
Miss Herold or Captain Norman, and receives in
reply a circular to the effect that Madame Le
Pierre’s new system of coloring photographs is
superior to all others, and that a sample will be
sent if desired. A probable allusion to what is
termed “fancy pictures,” is made, and the lead
is followed up if the replying party exhibits a
desire to purchase.
It is not improbable that black mail may result
from a damnable practice of copying the face of
a young lady of whose respectability there is no
more doubt than there is of their imprudence,
upon the most disgusting pictures which a noble
ait was ever prostituted to produce.
THE MOBAL WBBCKS
which result from this familiarizing the young
of both sexes to the sight of the meet libidinous
prints,; can not be over-estimated. This man
arrested had two boxes in the Brooklyn Post
Office, No. HI for Miso'Herold, and No. 206 for
Capt. Norman, through which he received from
40 to ICO letters, daily.
Miss Herold’s promising matrimonial reads as
follows:
A YOUNG LADY OF EIGHTEEN SUM
iners, amiable and affable, called pretty and Intel
ligent, wishes to correspond with some young gentleman
with a view to matrimony. All letters promptly an
swered. I will send my carte de vlslte in answer to first
letter. Address in confidence to Miss Kittle Herold, box
144, Post office, Brooklyn, New York.
Below are presented the exact copies of 21
letters in answer to the above, with only tho
names of the victims suppressed. Also 17 from
sighing young ladies, of 19 years, more or less,
to Captain Norman. As imprudence is their
only fault, it would bo unmerciful to present
them in print. These letters are selections from
one day’s mail only, and were upon the person of
Crawford when he was arrested. The thought
less writers may consider themeelves very for
tunate that they have been saved from a famili
arity with persons who might have jeopardized
their best interests and sent them out of the
world with the stamp of shame upon their fore
heads.
YOUNG MEN AND WOMEN
should beware; of such advertisements as the
above. They are for the most part underlying a
deep scheme, to the success of which female
ruin is indispensible and too often inevitable.
There are many establishments which carry on a
tradfe in every way similar to this, and it is the
earnest wish of every good citizen that Superin
tendent Kennedy will allow the detective force
under his command to ferret out this branch of
wickedness to its utmost depths. During the
continuance of tho present war, a great deal of
evil has crept into our daily life and business,
and this of Crawford’s is but a type. Books,
with a text the intellectual filth of which is only
equalled by its debasing illustrations, are now
sent broadcast over the land, and a puriont
taste created in minds that otherwise might
avoid the rock upon which so many are wrecked
and go down. Now that peace has come among
us, our authorities have ample time to devote to
morals.
THE MABBIAGKABIJS LADIES
range fiom fifteen to twenty four years, and ara
of all ages, sizes, dispositions, complexions, etc.
The writing of many of them is magnifiesnt,
tho language well-chosen, and the sincerity of
the writers apparent. On their perusal, malan
choly thoughts will arise that these are but the
types of a very large class of feminines of our
land, who are endure every risk rather
than accept the old maidenhood which fate has
in store for them. Captain Norman’s $100,009
was too groat a “ catch ” not to call out the very
beet of female matrimony hunters. Other let
ters are badly composed, worse spelled, and un
gracefully written. They are given below, with
the capitalization, orthography, and punctua
tion as, written. To comment on each is unneces
sary, as tho discriminating public will, of course,
make them a study. The seventeen next below
are all superscribed to “ Captain llowabd K.
Nobman, Box No. 206 Brooklyn P. O.
Njew York, May 9, ’65.
Dear CaptoDt—lf you will allow mo to be so familiar:
Glancing over the Herald this morning my eye rested on
the Matrimonlals and there I taw that your own dear
self wanted a correspondent, as I suppose you want come
one to help you spend your SttO.OCO; I thought I would
answer it as lam a good hand at spending. As for a des
cription of myself 1 am about 5 ft 6 inches—weight 1 32J4
age 20, mini ng aaik complection, black eyes, rosy cheek
although I never use rouge. Gan co<»k a first rate dinner,
either sing or read you to sleep, and can sew when you
want me to keep quiet. Ido not know of any thing more
to say in my favor except to send a great deal of love
P. S.-I>irect Miss E«~» station
Y. Write as rcon as possible and state where an inter
view can bo had as 1 am anxious to see you—write im
mediately.
, r , „ , . tt - Nkw y cbk> May 9,1865.
Unknoxrn ChrwpiwdeMt—Having seen your advertisement
in this morning’s HeraZd I ineiely will at present through
this medium ot communication favor you with the out
lines. To begin with (although you may doubt it) I am
not accustom with answering advertisements similar to
yours, ano also lam not in search for a husband through
the columns ot tr e Herald. But I perhaps would not re
tuse to add a Gentleman to my small list of correspon
dence. In regard to myself. I am one of your opposite
sex. of fceme 19 winters experience. Fair complexion.
And I am net tho daughter of a Banker or Broker but
Respectable connexion. I speak of this, as you particu
larly spot eolit in your advertisement You must how.
ever remember my unknown Iriend. That money will
not or never can constitute happiness, in many instances
I am conscious also that you will have many, yes ve-v
many replys to your advertisements more capable and
Interesting than any hat tely written missive therefore I
do notexpectareply. When I read ycur notice it re
called to me many memories of a dear friend 1 once had
ar. officer in the navy. If you are in the naw vott must
certainly have known him. He died some five month's
ago v.ltli very hasty consumtion. Well I have written
ytu already a much longer note than I expected when I
commenced. But as I have nothing particularly to white
a lew moments away with, I have written to you Allo w
me to admit to you, perhaps I could introduce youinte
the society of some lady iriends, some who are indeed
en.ei vtining. Weil, I will close, with my best wishes for
your success m finding an agreeable, honest, confiding
F? lL fi £ lONeT?Yor l o NeT?Yort o p r o UDknOWn ’ bUt upright
Seeing your advertisement in tho Herald, stating your
desne to correspond with a young lady with a vie w to
matrimony, I thus introduce myself to your notice. As
yuu have given a partial description of yourself I pre
sume I may do the same. It is rather a difficult te«k for
a person to do herself justice without being considered
egotistical, therefore I will endeavor merely to trace the
outlines leaving your imagination to fill them, up. My
age is nineteen, height ordinary, hair brown, eyes ditto,
nose presume 1 ought to say “grecian,” but as 1 am ad
hering strictly to tae truth I cannot say so. neither is it a
“ pug” as the slang phrase terms it, but it is one I have no
cause tote ashamed of- Well, that will do for bodily de
scription. Mental capacity comes next but I leave that
for others to judge. lam a graduate of one of our city
schools or I may say the female school of the city, leav
ing you to und out which it is ii you feel so disposed. I
am ot afrank and lively nature, readv to give and take a
joke. If you think I would make an agreeable corres
pondent I will endeavor to ake it so, hoping that its re
sult will be naturally entertaining and profitable, In an.
swering please direct anxa St. C*»* Station B N. Y.
z, , rr vv- New Haven. May 10’h, 1865.
CajA Howard A. Bortman— Unknown Friend: As I was
locking at the advertisements in the Herald, I espied the
MatrivioniaU, and although I am young now, in a few
years I snail be old enough to marry. lam 15 years of
age, and am attending school but have nearh finished my
education. lam rather tall, dark hair dark eyesand
light complexion. If you like my c escription, after I
have received your answer, and carte de visie I will if you
wish it send my own in return lean assure you that 1
am sincere in all my writing, and if I have not writen a
yen' nicely composed letter I beg of you to excuse it as it
Is the first- one ot the kind that I ever wrote Waiting
anxiously your reply I am Yours sincerely Emma
Address Emma Box New Haven P. O. Ct.
c,. . New York. May Sih, 1965.
Liar Sir: I nave just read your matrimonial advertise
ment, and although m all probability, my simple reply
will appear to you ss but a cypher, when compared with
many elegantly written epistles you will no doubtreceive,
will. I venture to write, and even dare hope for a reply.
I will rot annoy yon with a lengthy missive Therefore
'• Brevity—being bo called—tho soul of wit,” I’ll at once
say. Should you tor one moment allow an encouraging
thought to possess you, ’ere pas, please call upon me, ana
ascertain for yourself whether my personal appearances
Ac. are pleasing to you, and 1 assure you I’ll prove myself
»sincere CQireepondent. Should you call, yau will ap.
pear as an acquaintance of mine before—whom yon may
happen to meet, for reasons whi jh I will explain If you’ll
allow me the pleasure. If you prefer to address me do
so, at Station E, Bth Avenue. And oblige—With respact,
yours, Miss J»»»’e T**»r,
No. West 36th street, near 9th Avenue.
Bridgeport May the 91865
Dear Friend As I haf bin Reading youre Advertisement
in the paper of wishing to Corespond with some yuug
lady I preeume if you wish to Corespond you will answer
this letter soone and send yure Carte ot devisit and then
I will send yew myne you sed that Money was no object
with I haf not got at the present My fren are all wellithey
My Ps rents are dead 1 haf lived with my Granfarther
ever since my Muthers death until fore a short time I haf
bin living with an Aunt lhat I thought a grate deal of I
will not say enny thing about my Pursun I will send my
Carte of devisit and you Can judge fore youre self My
age is 16 winters it is in the Cuntry whore I live I am
onley on a visit at Bridgeport I am about thurty milds
item home but I shal return in a feu days. I think I will
not writ anny more I will wate and see if I recive an
answer to this I might as well write to amuse my self as
to du ony thing else as it is storming so there is not much
Amusement No more lures Truiey From an unnoaa
Frmce Miss A***** H****b.
Directyure letter Mies A H Kenslco pos of
Westchester CO N Y
Inclosed in the above was the following:
We give faith too oft tc tho careless woer;
Maidens’ hearts are sof< would that men’s were truer.
Each season possesses a pleasure for me,
I mark not time’s progress when gazing on thee.
New York. May 9th, 1865.
Sir: For the first time in my life I reply to a matrimo*
nial advertisement I am ly years of age, have brown
hair, grey eyes, about 5 feet 3 inches in height full, robust
form, am not given to flirting, have few acquaintances,
particularly of your sex. My education has not been very
brilliant, but pos’ese a goed, ana only want the oppor
tunity to improve the talent, with which nature has gifted
me, to gratify the mest lastidious. I am poor, my sole
capital being an affectionate heart, and a disposition cal
culated to m«ke home happy, and a willingness to im
prove to the utmost my natural abilities. Woac stronger
incentive does a wok. an need to mental exertion than
the affection of one in whom she can confide and to wh >m
she gives her hearts best love. Hoping to hear irom you
soon I remain Respectfully Mary M***e, Union Square
Post Office.
Clinton. Conn , May 9th, 1865.
Sir: I saw your advertisement in the Herald to day and
with a faint hope that I might be fortunate enough to find,
favor with you I make bold to attempt to answer it. lam
not proficient In the art of letter writing but I will en
deavor to do my best to entertain you should you feel dis
posed to continue the correspondence. As my time to
day Is quite limit.il I will not staj to describe myself but
leave that till another time. I would be pleased to receive
your picture as soon as convenient and as soon as I have
an opportunity to get some of myseif I will forward one
immediately. Hoping I may find favor I remain vours
respectfully. Pollie. Please address Pollie A. D*B**l.
Box —, Clinton, Conn.
Newark, May 9,1865,
Sir: This morning, while glancing over the volumes of
the Herald, and when my eyes had become wearied with
the long-continued accounts of preparation! for the
••homeward march” of our army, I chanced to see your
advertisement; and as I have just a dash of romance in
my nature, I concluded to reply, and see if my letter
would call from you a response in the shape of one of your
“cartes de visite” and a letter. As, should you answer
this hastily written note, you will be talking on paper to
one whom you are intireiy unacquainted—perhaps I nad
better give you a description of myself. Behold me, then,
I am about five feet eight inches, in height, not very
strongly built, though capable of induranco, oval face,
dark brown hair, very curly, dark eyes, and a bright color.
I am said by those who kno w me to be the possessor of fine
teeth Can you see me? I have an 11 come sufficiently
large to supply all my wants, and to spare. As I have in
formed you of my personal appearance, and prospects,
Eerbaps I have said all that is necessary. So, hoping to
ear irom you as soon as may be, I remain your unknown
friend, Josia C*****u, Newark, N. J.
New Brunswick, May 9th, ’65.
To Captain JTomaa—Sir—Your advertisement in this
day’s Herald pleases my fancy, and as you promise to re
ply to all communications, I could not resist the tempta
tion of veniui ing a few lines, which may meet with your
approbation- as I have not enclosed a picture of my
“ phiz” 1 suppose a description of myself will be requisite,
(though it is rather a delicate subject to comment upon
one’s looks) lam seventeen years old, and a brunette
with the blackest of hair, which I can assure you has not
been purchased at a fashionable Hair dresser’s, and large
black eyes lurking full of tun and mischief, am of the me
dium height, and rather slight. Now Sir Captain, 1 have
described myself in as few words as possible. Should this
feeble attempt meet with your approval, you may at
seme future time, behold your unknown correspondent
and can then judge ot her peronal appearance, or we
may exchange “Cartes.” One word more, and I am
gone, do not start. I am a “ country lassie.” Should this
not frighten you, you may address A*«*a l*******e,
New Brunswick, New Jersey.
Tuesday, May 9, ’65.
ify dear Sir— Seeing your Card in this morning Hercdd I
am inclined to reply as I think there is Sincerity in the
writer. I was 18 last winter. lam of highly respectable
ana wealthy parents I have long desired to meet with a
true and sincere heart, one whoma I could love with mv
whole heart. I have very many admirers, but none that
I would be willing to trust my future lot with. Do not
imagine irom what I say that lam over particular. All I
look for in this is a true and sincere heart, such I prise
abeve all. If you would HFe to make my acquaintance I
will be happy to grant an early interview, after seeing
your “ Card ae Visite” and hearing more particulars of
yourself direct your letter for .the present to
L**a R**a, Station D, N. Y City.
P. S.—This is Sincerity and I trust yours is the same 1
shall look for an answer on recept of this.
If you will address a note to E’***y V. M*****»l Brook
lyn, you may feel assured you will meet with a lady
young, preposesing educated and refined, one who would
make an earnest and true friend. 1 should ba pleased to
hear irom yen soon and also send Carte de Visite which if
it suits, wi l be returned by one of my own. Address as
above, E. V, M.
May 9th, ’65.
New York, May 9th, 1865.
Capt'n Howard M. Norman— Sir : In reply to your adver
tisement contained in the “Herald,” ot this date. I would
offer myself as a candidate tor tho honored position re
ft red to. in doing so lam fearful that lam violating a
positive rule of etiquette and propriety and satisfied that
lam sacrificing my oun woman feelings of delicacy; but
your notice seems so manly and straight lorward that I
will waive all objections which propriety etiquette and a
seißitive temperment would dictate. I cannot now ex
plain the reason the reasons which would make a change
in my life more desirable but upon an acquaintance it
found mutually agreeable I will explain to you reasons
doubtless satisfactory. Your pecuniary position in life
docs not tempt me. I have some little property of my
own which is ample for my present support. I want a
.protector, of a kind heart and an affec ionare disposition—
if you deem this worthy a reply please address,
MlssL****e Station A, N. Y. City.
P 8 please send your carte visile with your answer.'
“ City of Churches,” May 9th.
J/y “Captain loita the ichukersM—WblW I don’t know
what I’m going to say to you—You advertise with a view
to matrimony now I’m not answering with that object
although Uie companionship, of two persons cf the oppo
site sex, generally ends in that state—l’ve seen a great
deal of lite, for one as young as myself,—both pharos
have been presented to me—its sorrows, and joys—tarn
alone in the world, and yet not alone—have never for
one instant, labored to support myself—am possessed ot a
thorough English education—part of a French one, and a
totally musical one—am respectable, lively, fond of tun and
frolic—would hope, if we ever happened to meat, to find
you gentlemanly, gallant, and all • a propos”—am board
ing at pi esent in Mouth Brooklyn—am also acquainted
with several gentlemen of the Navy—on board the Shaw
mut, Colorado, Ac.—would like your photograph if you
feel inclined to send it—have none of myself as yet, but
will have soon—if th s small missive prove satisfactory
would like to hear from you. Respectfully yours, ’
E! ti. C., Brooklyn P. O.
New York. May 9th, 1365.
Dear Nir—Your advertisement of to-day pleased my
I fancy. lam twenty years old, said to be good looking,
I tall and what the world terms, a good form—l have never
. loved, and being entirely fancy iree, am prepared to love
| with all the warmtn ot first affection, am well calculated
to make home happy. (This paper is not ruled, I trust
your habits do not correspond with my lines—as the
novels say, pardon the digression Ac) 1 wonder if we
should like each other ? enclose your Carte De Vizite, A I
I will do likewise in my next to which you will please 1
refer lor further particular*. Respectfully yours, ■
G***«*»y, station D, New York.
Brooklyn, May 9, ’65.
Dear -Sir—Trusting to your honor as a gentleman, to
keep this correspondence strictly private I determined to
answer your advertisement in the morning paper. The
peculiar and very embarrassing circumstances under
which I am placed in opening a correspondence with a
strange gentleman, precludes the possibility of writing an
interesting or satisfactory letter befcie receiving one
from you. Shouuld you think this worthy an answer. (
shall be happy to continue the correspondence, gand will
endeavor to render it as agreeable as possible. I shall
wait very impatiently for y cur reply; and have mv heart
well fortified against the charms I am sure the “carte•
de-visite;” or at least the h original possesses.
Address Minnie Brooklyn P, O.
New York City, May 9th 1865.
FnJbtoun—The generosity of your advertisement,prompt
ed by a romantic spirit, induced me to reply, with hardly
an expectation cf being noticed, for of the thousands who
will read your advertisement many perhap i of romantic
natures, and lovers of fun, ■will answer, therefore, I cannot
Hatter myself that I shall be a favored on*, however, ihe
old adage is in me mind “Try never was beat and a hope
is strong within me, a cherished hope that I may perhaps,
who knows? get an answer, and one ot these carte de
visite’s. You can tell. shall I ? Should it please you to
dcso. address Eda H**l. Madison Square Post Office New
York city.
After perusing the above, our readers /will not
fail to give due consideration to the following
from the sterner sex, which have been selected,
as were the others, with a view to show the dif
ferent styles of composition and disposition;
they are addressed to •
MISS KITTIE HEROLD,
Box No. 144, Brooklyn, N. Y., and not a fow are
written elegantly:
Norwalk, May, 1855. I
Mies Kiltie-In reply to your communication in the
Herald I will simply say that I should ba pleased to culti
vate your acquaintance through the medium of the pen,
and in case you accede to my proposition I will then in
my second epistle give you a description of myself, and
should you send a Picture of yourself 1 will send one in re
turn. I have alwav looked witi suspit’.on on this novel
mode of making ones acquaintance through the penas a
medium, nevertheless I believe such an acquaintance
can be pleasing to both parties provided they are honest
and true. You may direct your Letters to J. A D., Box
391, Norwalk, Conn.
Cold Spring, May Sth, 1865.
Miss Kittie: Happening to see your namo in the Herald
this afternoon, must be my apology for addressing you, a
perfect stranger: As I saw your “notice” I made no my
mind to address you for you must know (if you did not be
fore I will tell you now). lam a bachelor of 22 and mat
rimonially inclined, I am a teacher by profession and am
now teaching in Cold bpiing. As you say you will send
your carte de visite if this meets your approbation I will
on receipt of it send you mine in return and if agreeable
continue a regular correspondence. If you write me. do
it Immediately on receipt of this as my time here expires
next week. Yours Respectfully
S. W. R****n.
Cold Spring Har. Suffolk Co N.Y.
St. Germain He tel, New York,
May Bth, 1865.
Miss Kittie: In looking in the Saturdays Morning paper I
saw your advertesement for a Friend to correspond with
in view to Matrimoine I have but a few Lady Friends and
wishing to get aquainted with some Lady that Likes to go
OPM. NO. fl FRANKFORT
I places of amusement would be a greate pleasure to Me as
1 am very fond of gooing out and more so when acompa
nyed by a Lady I should like to see you ann if you will
’ apoint a place! will come and see you.
Yeuis, Ac., GusH* l " I *©.
Pleasant Va’ ley, May 7th, 1865.
Miss Kitlie: While glancing over yesterday’s Herald, my
attention was drawn to your advertisement requesting the
correspondence of a young Gentleman with a view to
matrimony. Ido not propose to open a correspondence
with you with a view to matrimony, but simply with a
view to mutual improvement a pleasant past-time &c.
And as it is my desire to correspond with a young Lady ot
your description I thus take the liberty of answering your
advertisement. As a matter of course it is very natural
you should have a desire to know something of my-selr.
I ata a j oung man twenty years of age with dark Hair &
eyes medim height and and olive complexion. lam at
present stopping with my Parents at their country Place.
We spend iur winters in the city at one of the Broadway
Hotels and our summers at tho above mentioned Place.
My Father is a commission merchant tn Wi>liana.St. Few
York city and lam in business with him. Now with the
hope of an early Replj I remain yours
Middletown Point, New Jersey.
P. S. There being no Post office at our Place we have
our mail sent to Middletown Point N. J. I hope yon will
not take mo to due tor writing on Sunday I do not see the
him in it Do you ? It is very dull hero and as lam very
fond ot excitement I must have something to occupy my
mind. Charlie.
Baltimore, May 7th, 1865.
What you say of yourself,'deeply interests me—as you
are all, 1 could wish, to attract my earnest, and sincere
affectton. But do yon object because, lam tiius far Soutn?
If so, only give me due encouragement, and I will be
either, (in residence) Northern or Soutbei n, as ycu may de
sire. I hope to be able, sufficiently to interest ycu, or en
able us to to commence a really friendly correspondence,
and then, mistaken indeed shall I be, if I cannot find the
way to the heart of one, who has so many sweet attrac
tions—Do reply to this at once—Do send me your “carte
oe visite”—and it I cannot succeed, as an ardent lover, I
solemnly promise to be a trae, honorable, and faithful friend
—I invite a return of that full confidence, ia which L ad
dress you. Sincerely Ac. Ac. Address mo by my full name.
Henry M. C****b, Simply Baltimore Md.
Boston, May 7th, 1865.
Miss Kittie : Seeing your advertisement in the Herald Is st
evening there is some unseen influence or agent that has
persuaded me to answer it for I have seen thousand of the
same nature and have never thought of answering one
and I have never given them one moment reflection for I
have always supposed that these advertisement emulated
from those who wished a little romantic correspondence
but in this case I have been persuaded that you are sin
cere and I trust that I shall find my anticipations realized
in making your acquaintance and that you will prove ail
that an affectionate heart can desire is the sincere wish
of Your obedient W. H. s r ***«t.
P S Please write nee and inclose your cart de visit You
mav rely upon my word that our correspondence shall ba
confidential and if every thing docs not prove satisfactory
to both your letters shall be returned at your request Di
rect W H s****»t Boston Mass Box .
New York, May 7th, 65.
Miss Kittie: Your little matrimonial advertisement in
yesterday’s Herald attract d my attention, as 1 have been
very anxious fcr some time—to make some young Ladys
acquaintance and judging from the reading of your adver
tisement I think you would be just the sweet Eighteen
Bummers to suit me in regard to matrimony as to my self
I am a i oung man of the first respectaoility I have been
very anxious for seme time to make some young Ladys
acquaintance living in Brooklyn, as 1 have Herd so much
about them and Brooklyn is noted for so much beauty.
Hoping to receive an answer from you soon Please address
Frederic. P**l. Station G. Broadway Post office N. Y.
Dear Miss : Your “matrimonial” notice in the Herald of
the7inst has met the approving eye of a faithful corre
spondent who would be happy to enter into relatiors with
you after receiving the carte de visite of which you make
mention.
Address: “J. box —. New York Hotel, New York City”
untel the 12 instant
Box P. O. Hazleton, Pa., May 6th, 1865.
Miss Kittie : Allowing me to pave the way for a corre
spondence leaving the result to fate: as we are totally un
acquainted, (at least by name) I hardly know how to ad
dress you never having presumed to correspond with
strangers. The question arises with me, are all these ad
vertisemente in fun, or dees no one believe in late, we all
have to become acquainted by some means, and why not
in tills way? I nave learned from experience to be a
great believer in fate and being a “blue stocking Presby
terian” I have been taught to believe “ That what is to be
will be if it never happens.” In conclusion I may add
that my personal appearance has not caused me any fear
of ever being taken for “Booth” At present I hold a re
sponsible position in these Coal Regions where I expect to
remain until next August when I shall join my ship as
Engr. in the Chili Navy: the vessel is now building in Eu
rope. I live when at home not far from “ Faulkners Ho
tel” on Coney Isd: I ueed to reside ou Carlton Av: in
Brooklyn. I frequently visit home. More anon. Yours
in confidence J. J. H*******afc
West Point, N. Y., May 7, 1865.
Miss H: Although no doubt many are the replies to
your advertisement which you will receive, yet I hope
thatthis one of many will not be entirely overlooked. Of
many, I say, because the gentlemen will certainly not
fail to respond to the call of an amiable, affable, pretty
and intelligent young lady of eighteen summers Snould
they fail so to do, let me hear no more ot the politeness
and courtecus disposition of Americans. But yet lam
selfish enough to nope that the replies Will be few as I
may then perhaps be the happy recipient of attention
from you. Should you be inclined to correspond, know
that lie who addresses you is still in his prime with good
education and passionately fond of music, being himself
somewhat of a musician. He is now a cadet but when
ho becomes an officer in the regular army, which he will
at no distant day, he would be haopy to claim one as his
paitner who possesses your goed qualities. Nor think
that no resources are his other than the slight remunera
tion. Here you see me lam In truth. May 1 not hope to
hear from you soon ? to see the traces of y our pen ? And
may I indulge in the expectation of receiving the “carte”
of a pretty young lady of eighteen summers? Should
this latter equal the picture which in my mind I have
formed of ycu then vrould I readily reciprocate the favor
by returning mine at the first opportunity. Hoping that
we may soon become better acquainted, more intimately
associated through the magic power of pen and paper; I
remain with respect your would-be correspondent
G K*****r
P. 6. Please address C—— G. S , West Point, N. Y.
Sunday May 7th, 1835
Miss Kittie: Taking up the paoer last evening I had the
pleshurof seeing in thare a Matrimonial advertisoraent
and a thought struck me that thare mite be a chance for
me, and now tor a description ot my eelf I am called
good looking 6 ft high weight I hunred 05 lbs 23 summers
lor further perticular address ia confidence to
S** S ***D.
Saturday Afternoon.
Ifiss: While perusing the paper this aiternooa I noticed
your Matrimonial and being somewhat inclined toward
that way myself thought I would write and see if the
qualities I possess are prepossessing enough to have you
condescend to correspond with me with hopes of being
nearer related hereafter. You sayyou<ave amiable and
intelligent and although “ Self praise is said to go but little
i wavs” I think I can say without hesitation that I am the
same so wiih regard to that matter I think we would suit,
j Ido not indulge in any dissipation that I know of unless it
be smoking and but few young Ladies are aver.-e to a gen
' tieman’s indulging in a good Havana, but if disagreeable
to your fair self I would try and abstain from tho indul
gence It ever I should be permitted to be ia your Society,
with regard to my personal appearance, I can say I think
mycelf pretty good looking and as I have been told so by
soir.e friends I find myself very willing to believe it. I
have black eyes curly dark brown hair light complexion
and of course I indulge ia the beauty of a graceful black
moustache but I am sure you would pity me very much if
you should see me now for I am very much afraid 1 shall
lose it as it is coming cut very fast. My residence for the
present is on Staten Island about two miles from New
Dorp but in the Winter I board in the City. I almost for
got to tell ycu I was 20 years old the third of September
last Now Miss Kittle I believe 1 have told you all I know
I of myself I think I will close I would have sent my Carte
I de Visite to you but hava none on hand I will try and have
cne next time, please send yours in the answer to this I
hope this letter may find favor enough in your eyes to
have you answer it. With my best wishes for vour wel
fare I remain yours truly, Fred.
P. S —Please excuse the writing as I am sitting on the
Rocking Chair writing on my sisters Music Book. Pk tse
dont foryet to send your Carte de Visite to Fred
Direct your letter to Mr. Frederic New Dorp P O
Staten Island, New York. Write immediately.
- r r wT New y <>rk, Maj- 8,1865.
Dear Lady: With Pleasure I would make your acquaint
ance with a view to Matrimony. lAm a young Man of 22.
good Business of my Own. looks you will hive to Judge
lor yourself. I hope you will think well of this and
answer you will have to excuse me from sending mv Card
this time but I will on Receiving yours your would bs
Lover c. M. R.
Address in confldenc C. M. R Station B. Grand st New ■
York City. P S.—l hope I will have the Pleasure of hair
ing from you soon c
in the field. Camp 39th N. J. Vols.
Mav 7'ih, 1565.
Dear Kittie : You must excuse me for takiu the Leoerty
to address ycu that, but in reacine your adverdisment i
felltof takin the Leperty ot toiogso. I am not a very
good correeponder nor writer although i could do better
by having a better chance, as in lying here on my knees
to write this lew unintersting lins, but i hope the might
yet be interfiling, to day dancing over the Herreid i
lound your adverdisrnen in regard to madrimanv lam a
soldier fighting for the Stars and Stripes, 1 have nopody
to lave nor correspant with my tim i think will soon ex
pire and then in honer anna will i bee received? ” I
wlllgieve ycu a minute discriptions Feet 6 inches high
weigh about 160 bi Hair black yer blue camplection very
fair, very good looking, if Kettle will address a few
words to a lonely soldier the v ill be gladly ricicved, and
kept eilend you ma nave better carrespandence then me
wen this reaches yon but with no better and truer heart
then myn. this is true you ma depend, if exepted I will
as stated will mak my writing more interesting and state
more particular i take your Word far a ansvzer yours
truly and C. IF**
direct C. H. M*** Camp —, 39th N. J. Vols, Washington
D. C. if exeptedd will give my namo in full and stale all
conccrnced yours truely C. H. M««*.
New York, May 9,1865
Miss Kiltie Herold Brooklyn. Noticing your “matrimo
nial in yesterdays Herald I take the liberty of addressing
yen these lew lines, in hopes cf hearing from you ou re
ply. My object in so doing, is not with a view to wudn
mony but to make your acquaintance for the sole purpose
of having a Lady Iriend with whom £ can pass a few of
my leisure hours. lam a widower without children—
aged 25 A. possessed of some means I have considerable
leisure time A not having any Lady acquaintances makes
my life a dull and monotonous one. I snould be pleased
to hear from you as early as possible with your Carte De
visite & if agreeable should be pleased to nave an inter
view at any time A place yon may aopoint. A note ad
dressed to Henry W M*»* N. Y. P. O. Will meet with
prompt answer
Henry W. M-* New York P. 0 N Y
U. S. General Hospital, Hampton, Va.. May 7th. 1865.
J tear Madam: In Saturday’s “Herald,” just received, I
noticed your adveitisement, and hasten to answer. As
you will probably receive many replies such as this I feel
that it will be quite unnecessary for me to give an elabo
rate description of myself until I find you have taksa
enough interest in my note to give it an answer, still I
would wish to impress upon you that I am in earnest in
this matter, and not inclined to treat any serious subject
lightly. I have been a soldier through all the war and am
now stationed at this Hcsoital, about a mile from Fortress
Monroe and having spent many months of almost utter
lonelinees you can well imagine that now the time o:
peace has come that I should wish to form acquaintances,
and hopes for the luture. With ali due modesty I may be
allow* a to add that my prospects are fair if not bright,
and where they not I should choose the course which I
have, as a soldier, always cling to. viz, Of bearing my own
sorrows alone and in silence. My address you will find be
low. I am, dear Madam very sincerely yours,
W. H. M»»*a.
W. H. M* ‘*g, Dispensary, U. S. General Hospital, Hamp
ton, Va.
U. 8. Frigate Fusquehanna, New York. May 7th, 1865.
My Unknown Correspondent: As I was a looking over the
morning paper I came in contact with your advertise
ment and being Lonely for th© want of corespondent I
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write this little note to you. I am in the service of uncle
sam fighting for our old w lag and have been through all
the war & When I get off this cruise I intend to take ut>
my abode on shore. I have been think ing that it wouia
be nice to have some one to share with me. I am young;
& spry able to work if it comes to that for I am accustom
ed to hard labor for the time I have been in the Navy. I
cannot write you a very long letter it being the first one
but after welcome a little be ter acquainted than my Note
will be longer. My Photograph you can have in exchange.’
Hoping this will meat with your approval I remain yours
truly, • Hrny D**»n,
U. S. Frigate Susquehanna off the Battery N Y.’
I should be happy to hear irom you soon. Hkny.
r> 2. , - tt- . Corning May 765
Dear frend i Would Like to Correspond With you or Some
other Laedy With a view to Matrimony all Letters Promp
l^?.?, ce o rd I 1 ?® 8 Sent a Carte de visite inmyNex Letter
iVill Sent My Full name The Resan Why i Dount give
my Name in This Letter i is Becase i Diden Knowd if you
\\ ould get my Note or Not i ame Cencere in This pleas
ancer Dree; Box Corning Postoffice NeW York.
, r . , Easton, Pa, May 6tb,’65.
Mas Kittie: Sipping my Coffee at Breakfast, and tha
news Droving meagre, my eye lighted upon your matri
monial. Being of a vicious aispesition I could not resist
your eighteen Summers and amiable disposition.” I
represent twenty winters, my disposition being furious
holding to ferocious views of Love and Connubialitv—it is
well to state those views—Love, upon which matrimony
to a variable extent depends, is like unto “Calico” which
bath no fast colors and which doth not wash, soap and
water taking therefrom its gay hues, as do Time and Dis
tance eradicate Love’s fiercest paseion. I believe iuthe
Devil I (don’t start!) I believe too ti at Hate is as superb a
j assionas Love, and have folt as much benefitted by a
proud woman’s hate as by her most soarkling Love. My
claims are that I am handsome and athlete—with some
money—l would make a fine lover—dashing and stylish.
As to matrimony—l believe in a modified matrimony. I
am temporaiuy in Easton, having lately come from tha
—’ WI H be lit New Y<_rk ii> a tew weeks.
Submitting my viev/s, I have the honor to be Yours very
truly. George
Easton, P. O , Penna.
ir 7 t Wickford, R. 1. May 6th 1365.
Dr Madam, In the N. Y. H ( ,ald, of 6th Int I Read your
Jtatrwo/i.aZ Advertisment. 1 Like Its Tone—yon say Ami
able a,Ajjable— this is as It should be. you know that oth
ers Know TF«, much Better than We do ourselves—But
your Age you ought surely Io be correct in. lam Natu.
rally a< Critic—But Not a Fault Finder. I am not Frea
from Faults—l am of a Lively Stock— uat is, Mv Forefa-
J thers, were Jolly. Free, & Cheerful—Merciful A Kinder
Have Seen 23 Summers—My Health is Fair. lam Sober
Industrious A Full of Life. Have the Blues Seldom Moro
Red than Blue! Should be Pleased to cultivate your
quaintance. or in other Words Become acquainted with
you. as We cannot tell just what a Book is. by Its adver
ti cement—Neither can W e by tell of a Person, so advertised
-I do not think society would suffer. If Females Enjoyed
L berty. that the Males Enjoy, that is, ask &Mati
to become their Husband, as well as a Man ask a Woman, to
become his Wye. LMy Words, or the Expressions I have
1 enned, are Pieasing to you. A you are so Inclined. Let
me Hear from you. whether you are in Edmese or Merely
wish to See How Many Fools there are in the World 1 at
any Rate. Do as you say in your notice. “
Direct to. J. R. C*»***n. Care of G. G. c*«**»n Esq Wick
ford. R. I. .Then I shall get It, whether at Home, or
abroad, with Respect I remain Your Obdt Servant
J. R. C**‘*»n.
.Ifas-I saw your advertisement rin Saturday’s
Herald, and take the earliest opportunity of replying to it.
believing that an acquaintance would be mutually agreed
able and advantageous. In regard to myself, Derhins
you would Hke to have a few particulars. lam 25 years
oi age, of a kind .and generous disposition, if x may say
th . i sw it 2 lout T VRIIi I t r and have long desired to meetonS
with whom I could pass a ft w hours each day agreeably.
I shall be glad to hear from you, with your “ visite” arid
am, in the meantime. Yours, respectfully, J. w. p****)H»r*
Box “ 194” Post Office, New York.
In addition to the above there are about one
hundred more which have reached the Brooklyn
Post-Office since the arrest of Crawford. It is to
be regretted that the arrested party was not
watched a little longer, when it would doubtless
have resulted in punishing the participants in this
wicked debauching of the young of our country.
If, however, others are made as sick of their busi
ness as these parties appear to be there will be
little danger; if not other arrests will soon fob
ow.
TUB nEBSONBLU;
of Crawford is of little account. He will no more
attract sentimental women as a captain or discon
tented young men as an agreeable Miss. He is *
leather-complexioned, sunken-eyed, thin-faced
individual of twenty-three years, who, instead of
having been boldly daring the enemy upon thfl
deep blue sea, was content to remain at homo
and manufacture obscene prints, for which he
obtained publicity by the most tremendous matri
monial “gage.” His ■sloo,ooo existed only inhia
advertisement, and he can thank his stars that
he escaped as well as be did.
To-day being the thirtieth since the
assassination cf our late President, we presume
that all mourning emblems will be removed
from public and private buildings. We under
stand that the police and others will, however,
wear the badge of grief until the seventeenth
—Wednesday next.
grw iri th
The. following “sensational’’ paragraph is
running the round of the Gsrman press : ‘ A cattle dealer
of Prussian Silesia was murdered aad robbed some twelve
years since, and no trace of the murderer could ba found.
A year later the murrered man’s daughter married a
master butcher, with whom she has lived ever since. A
short time since, while preparing to remove to another
house, the woman found among her husband s effects a
small purse embroidered with silver, which she herself
had made ler her lather, and which had disanoaared
after the murder. A horrible suspicion took possession of
her mind, and having taxed her husband with the crime,
he made a full confession, and has consequently boon ar
rested and committed fcr trial.”
The sudden disappearance of the cause of the
immense consumption of hersrflesh in army operations
has produced a great stagnation in the horse market, and
prices have fallen off’twenty five per cent w.thin a week.
Hones valueu a week ago at $l5O can now be fought for
sllO and $l2O, and artillery horses, for which the govern
ment paid $l6O. can now ba had at $l2O. This
in prices mainly applies to the class of horses usually soi*
lor army purposes. Fast animals run at higher figures:
but coach horses are lower than they were two weeks
ago.
The New Orleans Times of April 30, pub
lishes advices from up the river, which sta'e that the
country, all the way aown irom Tunica Landing to Bayou
Sara, east side of tne river, was completely iauuiated for
thirty-five-miles, causing great suffering Tne flood had
forced the abanoonment of Marganzia. The levee was
giving way at different points every day, and the whole
country is liable to be flooded, 'rhe Red river was very
high, and the back water irom the Atchafalava came up
within a mile of Morganzia. “ H
The Buffalo Commercial has the following an
nouncement: ‘By reference to an advertisement in an
other column, it will be seen that the Anthracite Coal
company in this city he.ve announced a reduction o*' oev
en collars a ton from this date, In tlie price of this coal—a
reduction which is unprecedented in the history of the
coal trade.” J
Last Wednesday, a barrel found floating in
the river at Cincinnati, was opened, and found to contain
the body of anegio.in a decomposing state. The head
had teen severed from the trunk, which itself had been
cut m two ; the feet weia separate! at the ankles, and
the legs divided at the knees, while the arms also had
keen disjointed at the shoulders and elbows.
A young man, Andrew Knowles, of Gull
ford, Conn., on Monday evening sho; and mortally wound
ed Mr. A. G. Eggleston, of that town. Eggleston’s sister
in law reccivea the attentions of Kcowles, and the diffi
cully arose from that fact. Knowles fibd on a horse to
Saybrook, cressed the river in a small boat, and escaped.
The train on the Ohio and Mississippi road
was robbed last week near North Bend, Ohio, bv a gang
of twenty guerrillas. The safes or Adams’Express Com
pany were blown open by gunpowder and the contents
taken. Passengers were relieved of their watches and
money. The robbers escaped across the river in skiffs.
A peddler recently lost a box, while riding
in a Force-car in Bcston, and the court in which he
brought suit, gave him SIOO damages, holding that, as tha
peddler paid transportation on the box, the company was
responsible for it.
Seven thousand six hundred and thirty-six
full barrels of crude oil and over thirteen thousand empty
barrels, which floated away at the time of the flood at
Pittsburgh, have been collected by a committee appointed
at that time.
An explosion at Quinn’s brewery at Albany
took place on the 6lh mst. Two men, John Burns and
Philip McCaffey, were killed, and two slightly injured.
The damage to the property is about twenty five thousand
dollars
Charles E. Clark, the defaulting paying tel
ler of the Commercial Bank of Philadelphia, who recent
ly absconded after defrauding the bank out of about three
hundred thousand dollars, has been arrested at Scranton.
Thirty-three young men and boys were ar
rested last Sunday at Alleghany City, Pa, for loafing
about church doors, to the annoyance of worshipers.
They were fined and costs.
The trial of Miss Harris for the murder of a
Department clerk, has been postponed until next term, in
consequence of the absence of an important witness. Her
health is seriously affected.
An insane lady in Albany leaped from a
third story window to the ground last week, and when
picked up she was found uninjured, but had recovered
her reason.
Frank Guine, of Toledo, was climbing over
a picket fence the other night, when he fell, and his neck
tie catching a picket, he was choked to death.
One of the Surratts, arrested for complicity
in the Booth murder—the daughter of Mrs. Surratt—has
died in prison, from mental suffering.
A fire in Memphis a day or two ago de
stroyed more than SSO 000 worth of property. Insurance
protected a portion of it.
Cattle are coming into Vermont quite freel f
from Canada, and a downward tendency in the price >
meat is predicted.
Libby Prison and Castle Thunder
are both nearly empty.
Guerrillas are said to be rapidly dig
lippearing ia Virglui*.

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