DOWAGIAC, CASS COUNTY, MICHIGAN, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 1862.
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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
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
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,
GEO. H'.i'lsICh,M. D.
Offia over Mr. Bates' Provisirn Store,
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.
Attorney and Counsellor at Law, and Solicitor m
Chaueerr, Dwwagiae, Mich. Office on Front
CLIFFORD ISM AN All AN,
Attorney and Counsellor at Law, and Solicitor in
Chancery, Cassapolis, Cass county, Mich.
TUTHILL & STURGIS,
Dealers in Drv Goods Groceries. Boots and Shoes,
Hats and Caps, Clothing, Crockery, 4c, Ac.
Ctsbs Tutiijll. j a. R. Stcbgis.
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,
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,
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
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
M. J. BALDWIN, PROPRIETOR
AHiAFOLlS, - - - . MICHIGAN
JjyUooa accommodations for man and beast.
jT Board by the day and week.
CASH KOPt RAGS
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
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
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.
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
rjf" Terms CAsn.
CHARLES W. CLISBEE,
Circuit Court Commissioner.
H. H. Collidge, Solicitor in personvM.
Dated, February 14th, 1862. febl5-43w6
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
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.
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,
i N" England, Ireland, France, and all parts of
y uermany, ior aaie oy
H. B. DENMAN. Banker,
Jsne 3-8 Dowajiae
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
" 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.
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
"Is she well? Does she still abide
She does,' replied the lady of the
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
Years rolled on upon the mighty tide
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
" 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
" 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
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
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.
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