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VOLUME IV. DOWAGIAC, CASS COUNTY, MICHIGAN, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 1862. NUMBER 44. Is Published Saturday, A.t Dowagiac, Cass County, Michigai OFFICE: in G. C. Jones & Co. N New Brick Block. Terms of Sabscriptioa. To office and tnailsubscriber8$l,00 perannutn, U-TRtBLT l! ADTA'C. Whn left by the Carrier, Fifty Cents additional ill be charged on regular rates'. Rates of Advertising. 'iTwelre lines or less considered as a Square.) 1 1 w. 1 8 w. I w. 3 m. 6 m. 1 yr. tine Square. .1 5nlL25 2 501 3 501 5 00 V Colnmn-TToo 2-SO I 1 8.00 15.00 V Oalnmn 1T0OT75 1 4.50 7.00 1 12.00 j 20.00 ColumiuT j 4.00 I 5T00j 6.00 j 10.00 lS.0oT25.00 rCohunn.... 1 5.00 7.00 8.00 14.00 j 25.00 j 50.00 The privileges of yearly advertisers will be con lined rigidly to their" business and all other adver tisements Wot pertaining to their regular business, to be paid for extra. All legal advertisements charged at the statute AlTtransient advertisements to be paid for in advance. j-Th a bote Tanas will bb strictlt ad- KERBO TO. K- Job Woes every description neatly exe cuted with promptness, on the most favorable terms. Orders solicited. justness pnetorg. PROFKHSIONAL ' T. P. SEELEY, A. M., M. D., PHYSICIAN 5c SUEGEON. Office at bis residence, on Commercial Street, second building north-west of the Post Office. Dowajriac, Sept. 19, 1861. gep!9-22yl 8. G. SANGER, Commissioner of Deeds for the State of New York, Notary Public, and A vent of thePhcenix Insur ance Companv, of Hartford, Conn. Office with James Sullivan, front room, second floor of Jones' Crick Block. inarU-iTtuti C. M. O'DELL, .MI). Homeopathic PliysioiarH Surgeon and Obstetrician, Having bought out Dr. Barnks aud taking his Practice, feels happy to say to the citixens of "Dowagiac and viciu'itv, that be is prepared to Practice his Profession in all its branches. He also keeps Medicines bv the case or single phial for sale and Family Guides. Office over the Center Market. Dawagiac, January 28th, 1S61. janSl-41yl Mm PORTER, M. D. PHY'SICIAN & SURGEON. Office at Alward's Book Store, Denisou Block, Front Street. Residence first door below the Methodist Church. Commercial St., Dowagiac, Mich. ap25v4yl GEO. H'.i'lsICh,M. D. Offia over Mr. Bates' Provisirn Store, Front Street, Dowagiac. nov22-Slvl JUSTUS GAGE, Notary Public and general Agent for the exchange and" transfer of Village Lots, and sale of real Estate. Agent for the Manhattan and Irving Insurance Companies, of New York. Office with James Sullivan, front room, second floor, Jon J ' Brick Block. uovl2vCyl W. H. CAMPBELL Notary Public. 'ill attend to all kinds of Con veyancing Republican Office. Dowagiac. Mich. CLARKE & SPEWCES, Attornevs and Counsellors at Law. and StAititors Chancery. Office in G. C. Jones k Co.'s illoek, Dowagiac, Michigau. Especial attention given to collections thrubiU the North-west. Josbpu B. Clarkb. BfSSvj Jambs M. Seexccit. JAMES SULLIVAN, Attorney and Counsellor at Law, and Solicitor m Chaueerr, Dwwagiae, Mich. Office on Front Street. ap25v4yl CLIFFORD ISM AN All AN, Attorney and Counsellor at Law, and Solicitor in Chancery, Cassapolis, Cass county, Mich. MERCHANTS. TUTHILL & STURGIS, Dealers in Drv Goods Groceries. Boots and Shoes, Hats and Caps, Clothing, Crockery, 4c, Ac. Dowagiac, Mich. Ctsbs Tutiijll. j a. R. Stcbgis. GEORGE SJIITB, Tailor. Sliop one door east of Howard A Com atock's. Cutting and Making done to order, and warranted to tit. jury 21 v2 G. C. JONES & CO. Dealers m Drv Goods, Groceries. Boots and Shoes. Crockerv, Glassware, Hats aud Caps. Front Street, Dowagiac, Mich. D. LARZELERE & CO., Dealers in Drr Goods, Groceries, Boots and Shoes, Croekery Hats and Caps, Glassware, Paints and Oils, Hardware, Ac, Ac. Front Street, Dowagiac, Mieh. DaiiL LaBXBBRB. 1 U UULLAM LxmSBLBBB. eto . ; jkm M. ALWAftD, tfsnaral Dealer in Books, Stationery, Periodicals, Wall Paper, Window Shades, Wrapping Paper, JPockBtCatlerv, Ac. Dcnuison Block, Dowagiac, Mich. P25v4 MISCELLANEOUS. P. D. BECK WITH, Machinist and Engineer. Foundry and Machine Shop at the foot of Front street, near the rail rriU bridge. Dogiac. Mich. aP26v4 H. If. lflEJIHAN, "Unking and Exchange Office, Dowagiac, tfich Buv and sell Exchange, Gold, Bank Notes, and Land Warrants. Pav interest on Sohool and Wwaran Lands, sad Taxes is all parts of the State . P'2iv4 Patent Jletalic Air Tight BURIAL CASES Are kept constantly on hand by BOUSE fc SONS, Opposite the Post Office, Dowagiac. Also, a good assortment of Wooden Coffins. Dowagiac, OetobMOth,-ll. octl0-25tf uniojThotel. M. J. BALDWIN, PROPRIETOR AHiAFOLlS, - - - . MICHIGAN JjyUooa accommodations for man and beast. jT Board by the day and week. CASH KOPt RAGS AT ALWARD'S BOOKSTORE. MORTGAGE SALE. DEFAULT having been made in the condition of a certain indenture of Mortgage, executed by Amos Jackson, of Elkhart County, and State of Indiana, to Bufus D. Reed, of the County of Cass and State of Michigan, on the twenty-eighth day of November, A. D. Is54, and recorded Decern ber eleventh, A. D. 1354, in the office of the Regis ter of Deeds of Cass County, Michigan, in Liber E of Mortgages, on pages 391 and 392, on which, said Mortgage there is claimed to be due at the date of this notice, the sum of three hundred dollars and fourteen cents ; and no suit at law or in chancery having been instituted to recover the same or any part thereof. Therefore, notice is hereby given, that by virtue of a power of sale contained in said Mortgage, now become operative, and in pursuance of the statute in such ease made and provided, the premises therein described, to wit : The west half of the north-west quarter, and the west half of the south-west quarter of section No. ten (10,) iu township No. seven (7,) south of Range No. sixteen (16) west, containing one hun dred and sixty acres of land more or less, situate in the County of Cass and State of Michigan, will be sold at public vendue, at the west door of the Court House in Cassapolis in said County of Cass, on Monday, the seventeenth day of March next, at the hour of one o'clock in the afternoon, to satisfy the amount then due on said Mortgage, together with the costs of foreclosing the same. RUFUS D. REED, Mortgagee. Andrew J. Smith, Attorney for Mortgagee. Dated, December 23d, 1861. dec26-36w!2 PROBATE ORDER. STATE OF MICHIGAN County of Cass: ss. At a session of the Probate Court for the County of Cass, holden at the Probate 0- ce, in Cassapolis, on Wednesday the twelfth dav of February, in the year one thousand eight hun dred and sixty-two. Present, Clillbrd Shanahan, Judge of Proibate. In the matter of the estate of Prentice E. Chamberluin, deceased. On reading and tiling the petition duly verified, of Adaline Chamberlain, praying for letters of Administration, on the estate of said deceased. Thereupon it is ordered, that Saturday, the eighth day of March next, at ten o'clock in the forenoon, be assigned for the hearing of said petition, aud that the heirs at law of said deceased, and all other persous interested in said estate, are required to appear at a session of said court, then to be holden at the Probate Office in Cassapolis, and show cause, if any there be, why the prayer of the petitioner should not be granted. Aud it is further ordered, that said petitioner nive notice to the persons interested in said estate, of the pendency of said petition and the hearing thereof, by causi.ig a copy ol this order to be pub lished in the Cass County Republican, a newspaper printed and circulating in said County of Cass, for three successive weeks previous to said dav of hearing. C. SHANAHAN, A true copy. Judge of Probate. February 12, IS'52. feb!5-43w3 PROBATE NOTICE. STATE OF MICHIGAN County of Cass Pro bate Court. Whereas application has been made to the said court by Joseph Jones, Adminis trator of the estate of Rulef D. Crego, deceased, for the final settlement of his admiuistratiou ac counts in said estate : And, whereas, no commissioners have been appointed to examine and adjust the claims against said estate : Notice is therefore hereby given, that the second Saturday in March next, has been appointed by said court for examining and adjus ting the claims against said estate, and for the final settlement of the same, at the Probate Office, in Cassapolis, of said county, at ten o'clock in the forenoon, at which time aud place all persons haivng claims against said estate will present them to said court for final settlement. And it is hereby ordered that the above notice be published in the Cass County Republican, once iu each week for four weeks in succession immedi ately preceding said settlement. C. SHANAHAN, JadjM of Probate.. February 8, 1862. febl5-43w4 Commissioner's Sale in Chancery. IN pursuance of a decretal order of the Circuit Court, for the County of Cass, in Chancery, entered January 20th, A. D. 1862, at the suit of Henrv H. Coolidge, Complainant, against Joseph Hirons, Defendant, and to BM directed, I shall ex pose for sale, at public auction, at the outer dour of the Court House of said County, in the village of Cassapolis in said County of Cass, on the 24th day of .March next, at one o'clock in the afternoon of said day, all, or so much of the following des cribed parcels of land, as shall be sufficient to raise the amount due to the Complainant for principal, interest and cost, in this cause according to the aforesaid decree, which said lands are situate, lying and being iu the County of Cass and State of Michigan, and known ari described as follows, to wit: The north-west quarter of the north-east quarter of section thirty-two, in township seven, KMitJb of range fifteen west. f"TKCSCAML CHARLES W. CLLSBEE, Circuit Court Commissioner. Charles J-syett, Solicitor for Coinplainaut. Dated, February Uth, 1862. febl5-43w6 Commissioner's Sate In Chancery. IN pursuance of a decretal order of the Circuit Court, fur the County of Cass, in Chancery, entered January 2th. A. D. 1862, at the suit of Heny 11 Coolidge, Complainant, against Julia Earl, Betsey Pratt, Joseph Pratt, Jacob Reese aud Jacob S. Reese, Defendants, and to tne directed, I shall sell at public auction, at the outer door of the Court House of said County, in the village of Cassapolis in said County ot Cass, on the 24th day of March next, at one o'clock in the afternoon of said day. all, or so much of the following described parcels of laud, as shall be sufficieut to raise the amount due to the Complainant for principal, interests and costs, in this cause according to the aforesaid decree, which said lands are situate, lying and being in the County of Cass and State of Michigan, and known ar.d described as follows, to wit : Lot numbered ninety in the village of Edwardsburgb. rjf" Terms CAsn. CHARLES W. CLISBEE, Circuit Court Commissioner. H. H. Collidge, Solicitor in personvM. Dated, February 14th, 1862. febl5-43w6 CHANCERY NOTICE. THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE COUNTY OF CASS In Chancbbv. Emily J. W. Pedro, "1 At a session of the Complainant, Circuit Court for the rt. 'f County of Cass.in Chan- Duan Pedro, cerv, held at Cassapolis, Defendant j the twenty-second day of January, A. D. 1862. Present, N. Bacon, Cir cuit Judge. It satisfactorily appearing to this Court, that tlic Defendant, Duan Pedro, is a non-resident of this State : Ou motion of Charles W. Cliabee, Solici tor for Complainant, it is ordered that the said Defendant cause his appearance in this cause to be entered within three months from the date of this order. And it is further ordered that the Com plainant within twenty days, cause this order to be published in some newspaper printed in said County, once in each week for six weeks in suc cession ; or that she cause a copy hereof to be per sonally served on the haid Defendant, Duan Pedro, at least twenty days before the time above pres cribed for his apDearance. N. BACON, Circuit Judge. A true copy. m Chables W. Clisbek, Complainant's Solicitor. feb8-42w7 SHERIFF'S SALE. T"Y virtue of a writ of execution issued out of y and under the seal of the Circuit Court for the Countv of St. Joseph and State of Michigan in fav or of Darius Field, Plaintiff, and against Joseph Votaw, Defendant, to me directed and delivered I have levied upon and shall sell at Public Auction, at the west door of the Court House in the village of Cassapolis, Cass Lounty, and btate aforesaid, nn Mondav the lOtb dav of March next, at one o'clock in the afternoon, all the right, title and interest, of Josepb Votaw atoresaia, in ana o me following described real estate, to wit : The west part of the west fractional one-half of the north west fractional quarterof section six, in Township seven, south of range thirteen west, containing sixty-six acres be the same more or less. B. W. SCHERMERHORN, Sheriff Cass Co., Mich. 1 1 ted Sheriff's Office, Cassapolis, January 29th, 1862. febl-ilw6 DRAFTS, i N" England, Ireland, France, and all parts of y uermany, ior aaie oy H. B. DENMAN. Banker, Jsne 3-8 Dowajiae Grandpa Nathan. BT WILLIAM D. GALL AG ITER. By the beach and hickory fire Grandpa Nathan sat at night, With details of marching armies, And the news of many a fight ; When he laid aside the paper, Though its contents he had told, He was plied with many questions, By the young and by the old. It's a war the most infernal, (Grandpa Nathan made reply,) But the legions of the.Union Soon will crush it out, or die I If I only had the vigor Of just twenty years ago, How I'd leap into my saddle ! How I'd fly to meet the foe ! Nannie Hardin, dearest daughter, There's a spirit now abroad That akin to whatsoever Is at enmity with God. It has wrought upon a portion Of the people of the land, Till they almost think they're honest In the treason they have planned. It has struck the sea with rapine, It has tinged its shores with blood. And it rolls and surges inland Like a desolating flood. It has rent the nearest kindred E'en the mother and the son! But as God's a God of Justice, Its career will soon be run. There's a camp in Wickliffe's meadow, Less than eighteen miles away John, at your age I could make it Twice 'twixt now and break of day ; Fill your buggy up with baskets, Fill each basket to the brim, Sweep the pantry of its choicest. Till the shelves are lean and slim ; Take a jug or two of apple, For these chill November damps, Oft benumb the weary sentries, As they guard the sleeping camps ; Drive the get of old Sarpedon For the glory of his sires He will make the camp at Wickliffo Ere they stir the morning fires. Tell the soldier of Kentucky, And the soldier from abroad Who has come to fight the battles Of his country and his God Tell them one who on the Wabash Fought with Daviess when he fell. And who bled at Meigs, where Dudley Met the painted hosts of hell One who fought with Hart at Raisin And with Johnson on the Thames, And with Jackson at New Orleaus, NT here we won immortal names. Sends them from his chimney corner Such fair greeting as he may With a few small creature comforts For this drear November day. Tell them he has watched this quarrel From its outbreak until now, And, with hand upon his heurt-beat. And God's light upon his brow, He invokes their truest manhood. The full prowess of their youth, In this battle of the Nation For the right and for the truth Tell them one whose years are sinking To the quiet of the grave, Thus enjoins each valiant spirit That would scorn to be a slave "By the toil and blood your fathers In the cause of Freedom spent, By the memory of your mothers And the noble aid they lent "By the blessings God has showered On this birth right of the free, Uive to Heaven a reverent spirit, Bend to Heaven a willing knee, And iu silence 'mid the pauses Of the hymn and of the prayer. To the God of Hosts appealing, By the God of Battles swear Swear to rally round the standard With our nation that was born, With its stars of world wide glory, And its stripes that none may scorn ! Swear to fight the fight forced on as. While an armed foe stirs abroad; Swear to fight the fight of Freedom, Of the Union, and of God!" Ah ! he drives the young Sarpedon Drives the son of glorious sires, And he'll make the camp at Wickliffe's Ere they build the morning fires, Do you know, child, I am proud Of the spirit of your boy, Than of any other grandson That e'er brought his mother joy ! And so now, good Nannie Hardin, For the night you'd best retire; As for me, my child, I'm wakeful, And I'll still sit by the fire. Oh, my soul is in the battles Of the Wabash and the Thames, Where the prowess of Kentucky Won imperishable names. I must see the camp at Wickliffe's Nannie, yoa as well can go; I must mingle with the soldiers Who have come to meet our foe, 1 must talk to them of battles, By the ranks of freedom won. And of acts of valor ventured. And of deeds of daring done. Ah, I'll take them to the ramparts Where their fathers fought of old. For my spirit now surveys them As a chart that is unrolled And I'll show them in the mirror Of the clouds and of the akiea, Whdre the hosts of glory marshal, And the flag of glory flies. Take a blanket, dear from Effie, And a comfort here and there, And from my good bed and wardrobe Strip whatever I can spare Hunt the house from top to bottom. And let the neighbors know What they need, the men who shield them, From the fury of the foe. Be up early in the morning ; Ask of all what they will send To the camp in Wickliffe's meadow Where each soldier is a friend, 'Twere a sin whilst there is plenty, (Let us never feel the tannt) That the Legions of the Union, Braving danger, were in want. Write at once to Hattie Shelby, And for both of them are thera Send a line to Alice Dudley, And a word for Ruth Adair ; Then to-morrow write to Dorcas, And anon to Mollis Todd, Say they've work now for their country, For their freedom and their God ; And if only half the spirit That their mother had is theirs, There'll be rapid work with needles, And sharp rummaging up stairs, Ob, it stirs the blood of seventy, Wherever it survives, Just to touch the chain of memory Of the old Kentucky wives ! In a day or two at farthest When the present rain is done You and I will take the carriage, With the rising of the sun, And we'll spend a day or longer With the soldiers in their esmps, Taking stores that best may shield them From the chill November damps, Oh, I'll cheer them on to battle And I'll stir each lofty soul As I paint the fields of honor Where the drums of glory rolL And I'll bid them never falter, While there's treason still abroad. In this battle of the Nation For our Union and for God. One who fought upon the Wabash By Joe Daviess when he fell, And who bled at Meigs with Dudley, Where we met the hosts of hell, One who fought with Hart at Raisin, And with Johnson on the Thames, And with Jackson at New Orleans, Where we won immortal names, Will be listened to with patience, By the heroes now at hand, Who have rush'd on to our rescue, In this peril of the land. By the memory of our Fathers, By the Brave, and by the Just, This Rebellion shall be vanquish'd. Though each traitor bite the dust. Washington in Lot. Iii 1746 twenty years before the brilliant era which shines like a rich gem in the pages of the world's histary a gentleman named Beverly Robin son occupied a dwelling (statute in New York,) which, at that time, was considered a model of elegance and comfort, although, according to the pre vailing taste of the present day, it was nothing of the kind. It was standing, very little altered from its original con dition, six years ago, on the side of the Hudson River, within two or three miles of West Point. Mr. Robinson enjoyed all the luxuries known to the colony, and some beside, which the other colonists did not know for in stance a rich and massive silver tea urn, saiil, by the gentleman's descend ants to be the first article of the kind, and for a King time the only one used in this country. Iu this dwelling, so much admired, the space between the floors and criling was exceedingly low, and in many of the rooms (set off, about the tire-plaees, by polished tiles,) the rafters were massive and uncovered, and all things else in the structure were exceedingly primative. In this house were born or reared a brood of the most prominent and inveterate foes to the patriots of the American Revolu tion, and the objects of that struggle, that history mentions. Two genera tions of the Robinson family bore arms and held office in the armies of the English King, and fought determinedly against our sires and grandsires. Well in this house, which will al ready have attached itself to the inter est of the reader the only victory that was ever gained over George Wash ington, took place. In 1756, Colonel George Washing ton of Virginia, a large, stalwart, well proportioned gentleman of the most finished deportment and careful exte rior ; a handsome, imposing, ceremoni ous and grave personage visited his firm and much esteemed friend, Bever ly Robinson, and announced his inten tion of remaining his guest for many weeks. A grinning negro attendant, called Zeph, was ordered to bring his master's portmanteau, additional fuel was cast into the broad and eheerful fire-place, an extra bottle of prime old Medaria was placed upon the table, whose griffin feet seemed almost to ex pand to twice their original size at the prospect of an increase of social hilari ty and Col, Washington was duly in stalled as a choice claimant of old fashioned and unstrained hospitality. Seated with Mr. and Mrs. Robinson, overwhelmed with attention, and in possession of every comfort, the visitor evinced unquiet aud dissatisfaction. Every sound of an opening or closing door aroused him from apathy, into which he relapsed when it was ascer tained that no one was about to enter the apartment. Uneasiness wis so ap parent that his host at least endeavored to rally him, but without effect. Mrs. Robinson finally came to the rescue, and addressed the colonel in direct terms. " Pray, friend Washington, may we be made acquainted with the cause of your dullness ? There is some reason for it and that reason lies with ua. Tell iL" In vain the colonel argued that noth ingjiad occurred to vex him that he was not in want of any further induce ment to present or future happiness ; his entertainers would not regard his words, but continued their pertinacious endeavors to solve this mystery. At length, wearied by importunity, Wash ington then twenty years before his greatness, leaned over the table, played with his glass, attempted to look un concerned, and whispered to Mr. Rob inson the single word ' Mary." " Yes f responded Mr. R. interroga tively, as if unable to comprehend Washington's meaning. "Is she well? Does she still abide with you?w She does,' replied the lady of the mansion. Washington again became apathetic and contemplative, while levaral signifi cant glances passed between the gen tleman and his wife. Some five min utes were in perfect silence, which was only interrupted by the exit of Mrs. R. from the apartment. She speedily re turned, accompanied by a beautiful young lady, whom Washington, with a countenance beaming joyfuily, arose to greet with becoming respect. The young lady was Mary Phillipse, sister of Mrs. Robinson, and daughter of the owner of the Phillipse estate. It was perhaps singular; but the time of her appearance and the period of the return of Washington's cordi ality, was identical. Strange, as it was, too, midnight found this young lady and the Virginia colonel alone, and in deep conversation. The conjugal twain who had kept them company in the early part of the evening had" re tired to their bedchamber. More re markable than all, daylight found the couple still together. The candles were burned down to the sockets of the sticks, and the fire-place, instead of ex hibiting a cheerful blaze, harbored only a gigantic heap of ashes and a few dy ing embers. What could have pro longed that interview. Not mutual love, for the parties preserve a ceremo nious distance, and the young lady evinced ahautuer that could be watched only by her companion in after years. And yet the truth must be told. There was love on one side ; the colonel, smit ten by the graces and rare accomplish ments of the lady as beautiful as na ture's rarest works, was endeavoring to win her heart, in exchange for his own. He made his confession just as the cold grey of the dawn of morning broke up the dark clouds in the east He confessed, in cautious and meas ured terms, it is true, the extent of his passion and avowed what it was his earnest hope would be the result: that was the gain of her hand. The lady hesitated. Was it the modesty of the lady who dares not to trust her lips with the confession of affection it is her heart's desire? No! She respected, al though she did not love herinterlocuter, and she felt diffieent in making known to him the true state of her feelings. At least candor triumphed over delica cy, and she informed Washington, in set terms, that she loved another ! She refused him! The greatest of modern men was vanquished, and by a woman ! He was speechless and powerless. Trembling, with compressed lips and a countenance ashy pale, he crept from the place jiitit as the old negressof the household entered to make prepara tions for the breakfast. He sought his room thew himself upon his couch, dressed as he was, and lasped into a troubled sleep. The only victo ry ever won at his expense penetrated him to the soul. He was unhappy supremely wretched ! The future con querer of thousands of brave men suf fered because he had been rejected by a female. The first, but not his last wooing. Years rolled on upon the mighty tide of time. George Washington was the commander-in-chief of the American forces opposed to the royal government. The friend of his early manhood, Beverly Robinson, was the Colonel of the Loy al American regiment raised in his State, and his son was the Lieutenant Colonel. The house we have spoken of was in possession of the " rebels,'' and was occupied by Arnold; the trai tor. It was afterwards the temporary residence of Washington. f At the same time the husband of Miss Mary Phillipse, Roger Morris was a promi nent tory, and a member of the couu cil of the colony. Few of the parties wero occupied by any reflections of an amorous nature. - Time in its own pro gress had worked mutations which had severed the closest ties, both of friend ship and consanguity. Those who were most intimate previous to the commencement of the war, were now studied strangers, with drawn swords at each other's breasts. Even sons and fathers were estranged and arrayed in opposite ranks even the child of that illustrious statesman, Dr. Franklin, was a bitter and uncompromising tory. It must not be supposed that the loyalist friends of the Colonel, George Wash ington, shared any better fate, so far as the acquaintanceship of the Father of his country was concerned, than oth ers. His old Hudson River friends he had not seen for years. The husband of Mary Phillipse was personally un known to him Beverly Robinson, grown grey and careworn would soarce ly have been recognized. Andre was taken and condemned to death, and under General Woodhull's charge was visited by Mr. Robiuson in the capacity of a specie of a commis sioner which protected his person. What was the surprise of Washington, a few days before the time of the exe cution to receive a letter from his old friend and entertainer, referring to past events, and claiming, on the score of reminiscence, a secret or private inter view. The claim was acknowledged, and, late at uight, Mr. Robinson, ac companied by a figure closely muffled in a cloak, was admitted to the Gener al's apartment. For a moment these two men their positions so Widely dif ferent gazed at each other in silence. Recollection of day gone by of hap py days uncorroded by cankering care prevailed, and they abruptly em braced. Washington was the first fc recover his self-possession Suddenly disengaging himself, he stood erect and clothed in that unequalled dignity which was his tribute, and said " Now, sir, your business," " Is," replied Robinson, in a oboktng voice, " to plead for Andre" " You have already been advised of my final determination," replied Wash ington sternly. " Will nothing avail ?" Mked Robin son, in smothered accents. "Nothing. Were he my son he should pay the penalty due to his of fence. I know all that you will say ; you will speak of his virtues his sis ters his rank, and of extenuating cir cumstances; perhaps endeavor to con vince me of his iunocence." Robinson strnggled with his emo tions a few seconds, but nnable to re press his feelings he spoke bat a single word, with such a thrilling accent that he started at the sound of his own voice. That word was George ! " General Washington, Colonel Robinson," responded the great patriot, laying great stress on each military title. " Enough," said the other, " I have one more argument if that fails me I have done. Behold ray friend !" " Your friend ! Who is he! What is his name ?" One other single word was spoken as the heavy cloak in which the mys terious friend was clothed fell to the floor and exposed the mature figure of Mrs. Morris, and that word, uttered with a start by Washington, was Maky! The suspense was painful but brief. " Sir," said Washington, instantly recovering, " this trifling is beneath your station and my dignity. I regret that you must go back to Sir Henry Clinton with the intelligence that your best intercession has failed. See that these persons are conducted beyond the lines in safety," continued he, throwing open the door of the apart ment, and addressing one of his aids. Abashed and mortified, Mr. Robin son and his sister-in-law took their leave. The woman had gained a con quest once, but her second assault was aimed at a breast invulnerable. The owners of this estate which was vast haviug opposed the Americans, they became vic tims of the confiscation act, and a great portion of the property was confiscated. The reversionary iuterest, was not affected however, and hi 1809, John Jacob Astor bought it for $100,000. For this Mr. Astor received from the State 19 years after, the small sum of $500,000. tBelore Sir Henry Clinton, or any other person knew of Arnold's defection snd Andre's projects, Beverly Robinson was in poasessios of all ta facta. A great grandson of his own practises law, or did, not long ago, in this city. ; H" had been an aid of Braddock, and had been the companion in arms of Geo. Washington. The Arrest of Gen. Stone. The arrest of Gen. Stone is one of those striking incidents in the course of the war that cannot fail to excite public attention. Until almost the moment of his arrest he was in command of one of the most important divisions of the army, and must have been possessed of the details of our projected campaign. He appears to have had, until very recently, if not until the last, the entire confidence of the General-in-Chief, as he had previously shared that of Gen. Scott That such a man, who, when Washington was beleaguered in April last, tendered his services to organize the District Militia, and who has been eight months in active service, should be arrested for treason, may well startle the community, used as it had become to defection and insincerity among military officers, in the early days in the rebellion. And yet if any well informed man in this, or any other State North, had been asked to point out the most likely man to be arrested upen such a charge he would have designated Gen. Stone. For a long time ever siuce the Ball's Bluff slaughter he has been the most unpopular man in the army. He has been generally believed to be respon sible for that great calamity, and it has been almost impossible to reconcile the leading known facts of that terrible affair, with sincere devotion to the Union cause, and ordinary skill as a commander. But had he been innocent of that great crime, the shadow of it falling upon any ordinary man, in the responsible relations he occupied to it, would have been pained and subdued. But not so with Gen. Stone; he has be-n reoklessly defiant, and al) maimer of unsatisfactory reports of his conversa tion and action have readied the public through numerous chaunels. Whether guilty or not, his usefulness was gone, and he should in deferance to the popular demand, have been dismissed long ago. But it seemed that even investigation was denied. It is now, however, apparent that investigation into the Ball's Bluff dis aster was going on, but not in the quarter to which the eyes of the public were directed. In inauguration of a wholesome custom, Secretary Stanton, to whose courageous earnestness we are indebted for this arrest, gives to the public at once, the. specific crimes i with whioh Gen. Stone is charged, and ! as we scrutinize the fearful indictment, we know that the arrest could only have been determined upon ac the re sult of patient and extended investiga tion. It will doubtless be surmised, and probably be charged in some quarters, that political animosity and military hatred have had the most to do with the arrest of Gen. Stone, but ail accouuts agree that the most serious and persistent charges against him came from the men in the division of i the army under his command the very j persons who would know beot, for they have seen most. What will sirike tia public in this arrest most, next to the gravity of the charges upon which it u made, are ite peculiar limeiiness and the courage that dared to order it. As to vie urst point, we must remember that the pres ent is the most critical time in the his tory of tha war. The army is at last in motion, and the most important events of the history of this country crowd every day. In a short time the grand array upon the Potomac must be called to perform a most important part in the progress of the war. How fear ful to think, that at such a time, a man guilty as Gen. Stone is charged to be should have been in command of one of the principal brigades. In point of time the arrest could not have been more fortunate. As to the second point, it is all the more appreciated that the war has been signalized by very few bold and sagacious acts of power. The arrest of the Maryland legislators may stand by the side of this but we do not recall any other. It must be confessed that the majority of political arrests have been tame and spiritless affairs, administering merely to local excitement, if we except the daring bnt unfortunate act of Com. Wilkes. But the arrest of Gen. Stene, considering all the surrounding circumstances, some of which we do not care to mention here, is an act of genuine courage. It nerves and animates the people to see that there is no indecision or vacilla tion in their rulers, but that they dare, when the occasion arises, to take the responsibility. We hope that Gen. Stone may be afforded as speedy a trial as possible, and that we may know the worst that is to come. At least three of the speci fications against Gen. Stone if proved, carry with them the penalty of death. We furthermore express the hope that all political prejudices will be kept out of this most grave case. It is one that the people desire to know the exact facts about, and desire no conviction that the facts do not warrant, and the extreme penalty that the facts do war rant. Det. Tribune. "All Sizes Ready Made." SOLILOQUY BY A LADY OF FASHION. "Such a sign over a coffin ware house! On a principal thoroughfare, too! Ought to be on a back 6treet, out of the way. Bad taste makes people nervous have to go right by it to the ball room enongh to give one the blues to see those long, narrow, gloomy receptacles in the shop window! Worse yet to keep teWng passers by in so many words that the boxes are ready for them !" rani 'do Very natural The sign is a sober affair a loud sermon to the eager throng. But there it is, iu bright, bold letters, persistently reading its lesson to the crowd. "All sizxs!" Yea, young lady, just your size, in length and breadth. Narrow as the space may seem, you will need no more, for the make! s of such wares omit the re galia of the ball room, and only provide for a plain, white robe. And you will need no room to move a limb or lift the head. It is only required to be shut in, there to lie confined and still. So, too, with the man of herculean frame and strength ; Aw size is provided for, for well the tradesman knows the giant forms of men, as well as frail female figures, must need this work. The fascinations of beauty and the might of physical energy must both knock at his door for a last friendly office. Among the slim and polished tenements of that wareroom, the eye also rests on some of half size ; a sure indication that the noble boy and the charming girl, pride of the household, mustofteo go to an early rest; and some of tiny form, for lisping infancy, which (strange myctery) must pillow its head in the little casket, while yet scarcely oon scions of a life of joy, "All sizes !" Never was a sign truer to the emergency of business ; uever a trade more in the way of all classes, journeying on in promiscuous compan les, little and great, nimble youth and bending age, dashiug beauty and limping deformity, haughty aristocrats and the suffering poor, on they go to common lot and level. And they g in a hurry, as that start ling sign indicates, for it concludes with "Ready Made." Doubtless that man has watched the current of events. He knows that if he would get the custom of that rich banker, that enterprising shipper, that millionaire, he must be on hand with his work. He knows, too, that a messenger may come at any moment from the market place, from the crowded street, from the brilliant hall of the dance and drama, or which is all the same to him, from the retreat of the debauchee or the low haunt of poverty and vice. He cannot, like some tradesmen, choose his time, and wait upon his own conveniences, and that for the important reason that none choose and appoint the time when they will need his wares. He cannot meet the demands of the market only by having a supply of those sad looking tenements, of 6izes to suit all that live around him, and having them ready made! so that he can send them out promptly, by day or uight) in storm or sun shine, in winter or harvest But we must leave the reader to pursue the subject. If it makes bira "nervous," it will still be uone the less salutary. The text, at least, may be remembered, s.nd allowed to stamp iu lesson on the heart, in spite of the ctrife and con fusion that encompass it everywhere. f A good wife is '.ike a printer's roller lbs latter being composed of molasses and glue. She is as sweet as the former article, and sticks to her bus bind like the latter. g3f Deborah, from the Hebrew means a bee; Rachel, a sheep; Sarah, a princess ; and Hannah, the graoiees.