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April SO, 1862. Harribufg, Pa.
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1 flfi GOOD S 11 1 P E3 1 0 N . '
1TH L F- HMALER.
'1 he gale is bursting o'er us,
And last the lightning fly,
While the great peals of thunder x
Rend all the southern sky ;
Up to the heavens the waters
Dash in their frantic rage,
But the good ship Union ridetb
Through all the war they wage.
Will she live through the tempest?
Do not her timbers strain ?
Will she be see at morning,
When the storm is lulled again ?
Oh. yes, through alt the darkness,
God rules on land anJ sea,
And the crew ho fail within her
Area praying company.
When the storm 'clouds, low muttering,
Rolf off, ail spent their wrath,
And the sun so lung in hiding
Streams oirt above her paih,
The i will the good ship greet it,
With the old Mag at ihe fore
And her children ad be blessed,
As in the days of yore.
God guide the good ship Union,
W hatever wind may blow,
From the sultry land of cotton,
- Or the northern plains ol snow;
No black, black night of treason
O ercloud our suo again,
An I no siar fall ever to the earth
From all oar glorious train. v
FOR THE "'STAR.
A PAINFUL TRAGEDY.
O! what is woman, when religion's ray
Lights not ihe clouds that hover round her
Her life atempeM. death a wretch forlorn,
In sorrow dying a in sorrow born."
One year ago in the town ol P not
one hundred miles from Bloomsbura, where
duty nd business called me, to tarry for a
short time. I received a sudden notice to at
tend a luneral; where I wi'nessed the mourn-
fnl deposit of the fan yojng form, in the
i . , , .
dark cold grave. This is always a sad pic
lore ; it speaks of disappointed hope of
sorrowing hearts usefulness termi -at-d al
most ere begun. When ihe departed has
fallen by the visitation of God. we feel dis
posed to mingle our tears wi h those of the
bereaved. There were no dry eyes at the
funeral, and with thse mourners every
heart did throb with sorrow
I will briefly sketch the painful history,
hoping that it may awaken parents to great
er watchfulness, and cause them to be care
ful about the principles of thoe whom ihey
admit lo the intimacy of their children; also,
that i may stimulate the modern c'ass of
ladies to be cartful about tbe characters of
those whom they receive as snitors, to be
resolute in repelling undue familiarity of
manner, at ail times, on all occasions, and
lo majn,ajn that dignityof deportment which
, . . , laa.flm.ml,1.r n
tha1 no man
designs an honorable alliance who attempts
or proposes indiscretions; may il serve also,
to show tbe danger of taking medicines
without a full knowledge of their probable
eflects, or the advice of a competent pbyst
The young girl who has commenced the
ion, PieD of the bodv, but the never ending
file of ihe immortal spirit, was the third
daughter of a man in humble lifa, who be
ing rather below the ordinary standard ol
intelligence though not particularly inclin
ed to impurity ot conduct and conversation,
was. nevertheless, a rather unsafe guide and
example lor h'm children. Miss the
deceased, was, by all who knew her, con
sidered an unusually fine girl, especially
when her limited advantages for self im
provement were taken into the account.
he was respected and greatly beloved, and
the breath of slander had never reached
her; was deemed the sweetest singer of a
choir; her deportment was singularly staid
and modest her person about the medium
height, and her countenance unusually pre
possesing, she had even been the especial
favorite of he' parents.
The fond mother was often heard to say,
A i mv ereatest comfort, she is a
blessing indeed," W "what could I do
without ber." Alas! the lime was near
when she was to learn ihe hard lesson.
There was one found base enough a de
mon foul enojgh to crop their fair flower
to destroy their bud of promise, and send
her, in the midst of health and usefulness to
a premature grave.
A young man of about twenty-six years,
whose parents live io the vicinity, taught
school in their neighborhood, during that
winter, and as the school housa is very near
the dwelling ol Mr. G , he often saw
A, and boarded with her parents part
of the teroi. His attentions to be were very
pointed, and led to the supposition by some
that they might terminate in a matrimonial
w I . t f I -llll CIS. IIUUI U ID " .
it- . v. f.nm tiia Vnnan character. '.
feared the result. It was stated, i uu be
lieved. that more victims of hi profligacy
-,:ti t: , isa nim.ii m fii villain. !
Cllll live, v ucbi j
Toor A , who wt remarkably "tie"
and unsuspecting, believed ihe tales he to d, ; terminate all sorrow, and translate them inl
and undoubtedly expected lo become I is ; mediately imo the preseee of a reconciled
wife Beii.R an excellent teacher, he was
! again employed to teach the same school,
the second term. His boarding place was '
at the house of Mr G -; for many weel ,
making it his home, his attentions to 1 is
victim were ! ill marked and nnremittir g, !
until her parents, feeling anxious about ue ii. and dread to in"iir the very death, which
matter questioned him as to the purpose to be consistent, they ought to invite; thus
of his assiduities. He informed them tl at it appears, that after nearly a year of cajo
he was engaged to their daughter, and ex ling attentions, she was uot wholly won,
pected to be married at the close of tie and it became necessary to poison her priti
term. As his,Bocial position was somewlat cipally, and uproot her religious views, be
more elevated than their own, hispersm fore his purposes could be attained ; in this
uncommonly fine, and his abilities farabore unholy deed he was partially successful ;
mediocrity, the proposal was consider sd but she had latterly resolved to abandon
) favorably, and they were, in a measue,
satisfied; yet, their anxieties were not wh l-
ly at rest, and repeatedly warned their cb Id
agaiost his arts, but probably all too tate
It was Friday at '.he close of a beauti'ul
afternoon, the village was thrown into n
6ternation by the report that A G
was dead and that her death was occasii n
jd by taking poison hot knowing it to be
The bouse was soon filled; friends, neigh
bors, physicians, clergymen, and the guilty
cause of all this woe, having rushed thither
at the first summons, to find the report,
alas! too true. An inquest was held,--a
post-mortem examination, by two skillful
physicians, instituted, and the follow ng
facts elicited that, Mr H
a few days previous, to
had appl ed
a physician, 1 1 a
neighboring village, to attend a young vo
man for an improper purpose, offerin;a
large reward for the service. The pious
physician declined committing the cririe,
but advised an immediate marriage".
He then asked lor medicine, and was re
fused. Determined not to be baffled, he
went to another village, and without s'.at ng
his object. let he ehould be" told again it
was a sin, procured some medicine (not
counted poison) which he gave her II
made her sick, t urdid not produce the de
sired effect. "he then purchased of a drag
gist in the village (who would haye bnen
much more likely to have exposed him 1'ian
sell him the drug bad he guessad his pur
pose; roison. It apppears she did not w ish
to take it, and remonstiated strongly ; but
as her lip are sealed in dea'h, her aigu
ineni can never be known ; but, it is fiom
circumstances, snpposej, :nat she ur;ea
the fulfillment of his promise, and fet red
ihe effect of the medicine, not howi ver
apprehending its deadly qualities she it ust
have taken small qaanlines several lin es,
and was stiPering irom the conseqitenci s
her face spotted and swollen, insomuch
that her friends were alarmed about her.and
supposed she was threatened with te 'er;
her father having made ihi statement U a
meeting of the choir, where he was ex
pected, on the e.ening before her le .th.
O the al ove named at erno m she had t eeu
out, and feeling ill as she said, put seme
ttiii.g in a tumbler with water and drank it,
she then sal down by the fire. when her Face
turned instantly very red On being asked
what was the matter, she replied she as
'six-k. and would lie down She did ) in
an adjoining room ; in a moment at'ier a
strange sound was heard, waen all huiried
to the room;she was in aspasm, from w ii-h
she partially recovered, and her distracted
mother asked what ailed hr; sh e in ads an
effort lo speak but her jaws were set ant her
tongue paralj zed, she could only clacp her
mother's neck, and kiss her, whec anrther
spasm seized her, and no her, and in less
than one hour from her return home, the
unhappy victim of man's perfidy had g"iie,
at the early aae of seventeen years, to meet
her judge To paint the disiress and hrrror
of tho-e so suddenly and awfully bereaved,
or to portray the universal indig-ianon lelt
and manifested against him who planned
and executed the fiendish scheme, wjuld '
be a vain e fibrt; the deepest sympathy, nor
remorse, can bring the poor dishonored ilead
to life, and restore her to the bo-jomof one
who looked to her to soothe her sorrow i, or
to smooth her passage to the grave. The
goilty'yooth, with unblanchedconntenjnce,
was present at her death. What could re
morse for his crime, avail, even if he lelt it,
which there was no evidence that he diJ.
He told the parents he was engaged to her,
but serned to exhibit no sorrow, or indeed
any emotion, except restlessness. He s lent
the sad oight. of her death alone in the
school-house almost in hearing of her
Mother's shrieks and groans and in the
morning made his fire, expecting Bchclars.
but none came, all confidence and respect
were withdrawn, and beto're two days pass
ed he was arrested for manslaughter.
He was taken after examination her, to
where the court was in ses-ion to
be examined before a Grand Jory, vhen
the above facts and many others were ub
siaiitMted.the particulars of which cool 1 not
be obtained from the sealed lips ol the
Judge and Jury. His father gave bail in
tbe sum of 815,00 for his appearance.
Now, reader, please mark anoiher fe nure
in this dark picture. This poor victi n of
depravity, and a loo credulous affection had .
been supposed to be pious; she see me a to
love religion, but, alas! ehe worshipped
the creature more than the creator.
Soon after his assiduities became ma ked,
her seat in the choir was sometimes vacant,
then more frequently, and at last abandoned .
altogether He had Ud ber deluded itepa
to his own place of meeting-not worsnip .
f i . ' , u A kal ia.ii I Inn
wnere inose congregate, nuv
- ' too mercitui to pumsu
. . - l.
What a comment upon the erring
of the oniversalisu They cannotihinl that
i . ,. t I.
1 atb, which according to their behsf, it to
and Right God and oar Country.
COUNTY, PA., WEDNESDAY MAY
God an evil, therefore would have nones
ita' - on in periling the life of anoiher. if they I
eoU themselves escape th penalty im j
poed by law ; thonah T do not see why j
that penalty also, if it is death, should not )
be deemed a blessing, yet they seem to tear
that church, as teaching ur safe doctrines,
and return to that of her parents.
The last time 1 saw her was at a meeting
of the Society for Home Missions apparent
ly a gentle, quiet, modest maiden.
On the day of the funeral, the church was
crowded in every slip and aisle, and after
service the practice of opening the coffin to
the curiosity of the multitude was complied
wiih. All who wished to look upon the
swollen disfigured face, late so fair, were
told to pass up one aisle and down the oth
er, and take their leave of the corpse before
the altar. As the crowd pressed slowly on
one gentlemanly head, towering high above
the rest attracted fny attention by bending
to speak to a person at his side, there was
a sort of motion visible among the people;
beads turned, some half rose some
muttered an indignant a. id surprised look
seemed lo pass over them two or three
covered their faces to shut him from their
sight, and a lady whispered " that is he "
I saw him pause, leaning again-l the coffin
(near where the 6tricken father had just
raised his tear washed face which had rest
ed there, buried in his arms, during the
whole of ihe Prayer) longer thn any other,
alone for all seemed to recoil from him.
and either passed on, or paused for his
parsing, until he also slowly walked away,
with head bent down, but searching anx
ious eye, exhibiiing, as all who saw his
face, declare no other trace of emotion what
ever. The feeling against him wa so great
that some gentlemen were disposed to for
bid his approach.
He had sent to the parents lo beg the fa
vor of sitting with ihem in church, a a
mourner! which request was indignantly
denied. This was probably a ruse to ward
off suspicion. No:hing has ever occurred
at P creating so treat a sensation, or
at which the indignation of the people has
seemed o thoroughly aroned.
What hrtfhown more than anything else
the b'acknes of this villain's heart is the ,
the effort he has made to blacken the char- :
acter ot his victim, and show lhat he was
not the seducer. To the folly of this when
contracted with his avowed design and
wih io marry her. (neither of which, how
ever, any one believed ) he seems lo have
been blind; and in thi mean design he was
signally defeated the utter falsity of his
accusations having been proved by the
persons he implicated and many threat
He charges his arrest wholly to hos'ility
to his uni verHjlim , although it i probable
tha . had the dead victim belonged io any
other denomination, than that to which she j
did. even his own inconsistent a il would j
be, he would noi have passed unquestioned. :
The lather lias reared his son in his own i
strange faith; a bad one even for this life, '
and no better than any other for ihe next,
even if it were true bat if false O. how
great the error! Eternity alone can show
its magnitude. His mother, I learn, is a
pious, good woman, and laments the wrongs
which she cannot remedy.
The end of the tragedy, it appears, is not
ye.; a few weeks have rolled on, and the
sad mother has only at intervals been arous
ed Irom her absorbing horror, consternation
and grief; and now, it is said, that ihe ago
nizing shock has sapped the springs of life,
and that she is likely soon to follow her lost
darling to the grave. Ah ! my friends, be
wate of beginnings. I suppose that the
sinful acter in this dark drama the heart
less cause of all this misery, would scarcely
have dared the deeds which are likely to
fill so many graves, if he had sen the end
from the commencement; or, if he had a
soul capable of remorse, would have been
willing to allow it a perpetual resting place
in his bosom, as tbe result of his intrigues.
And she, the I03t one, where is she hur
ried, without the power to utter one prayer j
for mercy, into the presence of an offending
God, not willingly, or wiih her own knowl
edge but in consequence of a blind confi
dence in her destroyer. Avoid, I pray you,
my young readers, the first step towards
iniquity? Yon here see its awful termina
tion. One year later, and not )et, it appear, do
the curtains of the tragedy fall, or ihe ball
of evil consequences stop rolling. Tfe
physicians' report that the yoong man above
mentioned, has been for some days in a
constant state of delirium, and is not likely
to recover. His apprehension anxiety, or
shame,-for it does not appear to be grief,
has at length laid him on a sick bed,
from which he may not rise, and his un
settled brain forbids a true raving peni
tence Trulv,, the way of the transgressor
i ELuotnkburp. Lot CO.. fa
C-The Richmond If'Ai'g says that such
Generals as Floyd and Pillow "are sore
' -l- i i.. i c.k..n r'r, ii.t
"Pon "B :
eracy." A loyal eauor aays, " x es, runumg
j . . ,
sores, no uohw.- -
The Tnx Hill
Since Ihe report of the lax bill published,
wa - , aven tothe pnbiic.several new amend-
m8nt!, have been made to it as follows :
For kissing a pretty girl $l00 !
For kissing a homely one $200 the extra 1
amonnt being added probably as a punish j
men, ror tne man's folly.
For ladies kissing one another 810,00
ihe tax is placed at this rate in order to break
up the custom altogether It being regarded
by our M. C's as a piece of inexcusable ab
surdity. For every flirtation 10 cents.
Every young maa who has more than one
girl $5,00. (
For courting in the kitchen 25 cents.
Courting in the sitting room 50 cents.
Courting in the parlor 81.00.
Conning in a romantic place 85,00, and
50 cents for each offence thereafter.
Seeing a lady home Irom church 25 cents
for each offence.
Seeing her home from the dime society 5
cents the proceeds to be appropriated to
the relief of disabled army chaplains.
From a lady who painty 50 cents.
For wearing low necked dresses $1,00.
For each curl in a lady's head above ten
For every unfair device for entrapping
young men into the sin ol matrimony 85,00.
For wearing hoops larger than ten feet in
circumference 8 cent for each hoop.
Old bach's over thirty $10.
Over forty $20.
Over fifty 850, and sensenced to banish
ment in Utah.
Each pretty lady to be taxed from 25 cts
to $25, she to fix tha estimate on her own
beauty. It is thought that a very large
amount will be realized from this provis
Each boy baby 50 cts.
Each girl baby 10 cents.
Families having more than eight babies
are not lo be taxed.
Yorktown, as eery reader knows, is
memorable as the place where Lord Corn
wallis surrendered the British army to Gen.
Washington, October I9h, 1781, which
event terminated the revolutionary war. It
is the capital of York county, on the south
side of York River, and twenty-four miles
towards Richmond Irom Fortress Monroe.
TheJown is of no importance, as it never
contained a thousand v habitants Glouces-
ter, spoken of as having water batteries, is
directly opposite Yorktown, on the rorth
side i.t Yotk River. It is a small village
and ihe capital of Gloucester county.
York River i formed by the junction of
he Pamunkey and Mattapony Its lowest
part forms a bay generally two or three
mile- wide until it enters Cheapek Bay
between York and Gloucsier couiitie At
Yorktown it is contracted at one mile in
width. Here is the best harbor in V rginia.
The river is navigable for lar.-e ves-e'.s
twenty mile "above York'o-.vn, and the
distance from the month to its remotest
source i 120 mile Thirty mile above
Yorktown is where the Pamunkey and Mat
Upon) unite From this point a railroad
run- io Richmond, thirty-seven miles dis
tant. A Latghaplk French Miriclk The well
known French Missionary, Father Bnbain, ment was constructed with four pocke's, j lie prayed for the President. Hfl was inter
was always poor, for the simple reason that j each pocket containing 8400 in the precious red in the presence of his Regiment, in a
he gave away everything he hd. 0e j metal. There was also found in a pocket- little grove about two miles in rear fo the
evening he a-ked fr a night's lodging of
the curate of the village through which he
passed, the worthy man having only one j
bed shared it with him. At daybreak Fath- j
er Bribain arose according to custom, and
wer.t to say his prayers at a neighboring
church. Returning from his sacred duly,
he met a beggar who asked alms. " Alas,
my friend. I have nothing" said ihe good ' and Market street, where she lived by her
priest mechanically potting his hand into j self, and was finally found dead, as above
his breeches pocket, where, to his astonish- slated. Letters found in her trunk gave a
ment, he lound something hard wrapped up j direct clue as to the whereabonts ol her rel-
ie paper, which he knew he had not left
there. He hastily opened the paper, and
seeing four half crowns in it, cried out that
it was a miracle. He gave the money to
the beggar and hastened to the church to
return thanks to God The curate soon after
arrived there, and slier Bribain related the
miracle with the greatest unction, the cn
rate turned pale, put his hand in his pocket
and in an instant perceived that Father
Bribain, in getting up in the dark, had taken
the wrong breeches ; he had performed a
miracle with the curate's crowns. ,
Life is made up of little things. He who
travels over a continent must go step by
step. He who writes a "book must do it
sentence by sentence. He who learns a
science must roaster it by fact, and principle
after principle. What is the happiness of
our life made np of Little courtesies, lit- i
tie kindnesses, plea'ant words genial smiles,
a friendly letter good wishes, good deeds.
One in a million, once in a lifetime, may do
an heroic action ; bnt the little things that
make up our life, come every day and every
hour. If we make the little events of life
beautiful and good, then is the whole life of
beauty and goodness.
A poor man gives bis mite to the cause
of benevolence, which is scarcely noticed
and the rich man out of his abundance gives
hrindreds of dollars, and the contribution is
paraded in the public journals as evidence
ol his wonderionu'eraiiiy uu t
- I n.-wt mam mnra m the oilt of the one to
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PUPPING THE QEhSTIO.
Fair Sally and her lover ,Mat,
Clo-e by the fire in silence sat;
A dish of apples, rosy faced.
Was 'tween them on the tab'e placed.
In vain poor Mai essayed to speak.
While blushes mantled Sally's cheek;
For well she knew what Mat would say,
If he could only find the way
To him she cast a ide long look.
Then from the dhh an apple took,
And deftly slicing il in twain,
She passed hall :o the silenl swain,
latlooked confu-ed then brightened up
And said, a he the apple took:
"Now Sally, dearest, unto me,
As kind as to this pippin be
You've halved the apple, pray have me'."
r5A touching scene from the battle field
is thus related by a wounded witness from
"The Liestenant was in advance of his .
men in the bayonet charge, when a volley
from the enemy shattered his right leg and
the Captain's left. The were both removed
and laid side by side, when William called
to the Surgeon, and said, "Surgeon you
rnut't amputate my leg; I canno- stand this.
The Captain tried to pernade him not to
have it removed, but he was determined,
and said it mus! be done. The surgeon
then administered chloroform acd amputa
ted his leg. As soon as the operation was
performed, William called for a cigar, and
smoked it very leisurely until the fire was
near his lips. The Surgeon then came
along and inquired ' How do you feel now,
Lieutenant?" to which he replied. ' Very I
comfortable, but I feel as if the stomp ol a scarcely appreciate the compliment paid to
leg you cut off was on again and the toes . that gallant man, by the Governor and Sen
were cold " The captain said ii made him ! aie, in making him a Harbor Master Even
shudder to bear William speak so cooly, j
and he tnrned his head so as to look in h s '
face. A he gazed at him he thought his
eyes looked strangely. At tha: moment !
Wiiliam sat cp, and in a voice which never
sounded louder or clearer, shouted to his
rae.i, "forward, march !" and fell dead."
A Serve Bktwke.v Mother asd Son A
most effecting scene occurred the other day
on the avenue, in Washington, while the
California regiment was passing op lhat j
thoroughfare. At the corner of Seventh
street an elderly lady and gentleman were
6een lo alight from an omnibus. The lady,
upon learning that it wa the California reg
iment then passing, ran towards thecolonel
and very eagerly inquired if her son whom
she had not seen for a number of years, was
connected with his regiment. Receiving
an affirmative answer, the mother closely j
PvaUf'Cru luu passing j'laiiuuur, uimi uci
eye fell upon the figure of her son march
ing along with his companions Unable to
restrain her joy, she rushed into the rnk,
and clasped her boy in her arms, weeping
tears which only a mother can weep over
her child. The plattoon halted for a mo
ment, the men being struck with thisabuli
tin i of motherly feeling, and the long ab
sent son returned his mother's embrace, the
big salt ters streaming Irom his eyes and
rolling down his cheeks, v hich for years
perhaps had not felt their re.'rehing influ
i . k i... n,;t v, i
A Weilthv Fkmm.k Micr The Coro
ner of I'lnla 'elphia. in searching the trunk
of an old woman fifty-six years of age, who
wes found dead in her bed a lew davs ago.
discovered no less than SI C00 in gold.e-ed
in apiece of bed ticking. The arrange-
! book tbe sum of 8117,18, mostly in gold
; linking a total of 81,717,18 all of which
had been hoarded by the deceased. She
had lived in the capacity of chambermaid
at the Washington House, Chestnut street,
above Seventh, for a number of years, and,
last August, retired from that establishment
and rented a room in a house near Ninth
atives who resiae in New i ork. Ihe cor-i
oner immediately wrote to a brother of '.he
deceased, respecting the discovery ot the
money, Lc. The brother at once adopted
the legal preliminary measures ioward :a
king out letters of administration, and all
J the effects of the deceased were handed
over to him a few days since.
How to Forgivk a Rival. Resolve that
you will love and wish well to the man who
has failed Go to him and get acquainted
with htm, if you are both true men you wilf
not find it difficult to like him II is per
haps asking loo much of human nature to
ask you to do all this in the case of :he man
who has carried off the woman you loved
; but as regards anything else, do it all. Go
J to TOur ?UCcessful rival, and heartily con
j ptaiulate him. say frankly you wish it had
been you; it will do great good to him and
to yourself. Let it not be that envy, that
j jagt nncr fiend, shall be suffered in your
nearl for one minute Boyd.
oT, A T.
last words of distinguished men have al
ways been a matter of Interest to the world
Tnose of Washington. John Marshall, John
Q. Adams. Webster and 'Calhoun, are re
membered ar.d often repeated. And now
those of Ben McCuiloogh have passed into
history. When ihe surgeon, with faltering
voice and a tear in his eye, told him he was
dying, Ben lookbd op, and, with unfaltering
countenance and in a firm tone, remarked,
Oh Hell!" That was Ben's' last. Ben
evidently knew where he was going. He
greeted his haven as be waa about t enter
Two Dollars per Anuom
Gov. Morgan, the Repnblican Governor,
New York, has done a rea thing, in nom
inating for Harror Maier, Col, Michael
Corcoran. The Colonel is a democrat, but '
he is a poor man; brave and patriotic, and
still suffering in the hands of the rebels,
and Gov. Morgan has passed by some one
of his political friends to confer an appoint
ment which will afford something hand
some to the Colonel's family. It is well,
done- The lidings of this remembrance
will cheer the whole body of Union prison
ers in rebel dungeons, showing t hern that,
though absent, they are not forgotten Mi
vers' Journal, Po'tsville.
The above looks very much like courting
the influence and votes of ihe adopted cili
zens, and e think it bui a neighborly act
on our part to remind the editor of that oath
we rend in his paper some time since on
'.his subject. A-ide from the editor's well
known . hostility to ''foreigners,' this very
"graceful act" of the Republican Governor
of New York, is of no earthly benefit to
either Col. Corcoran or his family. Colonel
is not here to draw the salary or Harbor
Master, nor is be in position to execute a
, power of Attorney to others to draw it for
; him, and consequently tbe appointment
conferred upon him by Governor Morgan
is but an empty compliment Pottsvilte
The New York correspondent of the Phil
adelphia Ledger under date of April 19th,
ult , says :
The friends of Col. Corcoran
if there were no reason to suspect the sin
cerity of the Albany politician', in the mat
ter, the appropriateness of the proceeding
is not visible. Tbe post of Harbor Master
has always been occupied by a scurvy pol
itician which Colonel Corcoran is not, and
never was. The appointing power hither
to, has always bemowed it upon some par
tizan favorite, who is likely to command a
good many votes on election day, and the
conferring of so empty an honor, now, up.
on a brave but unfortunate man, who is siifl
a prisoner in the hands of tfi"4 -enemy, at
Richmond, and who cannot, therefore, ac
cept it if he would, savors strongly of what
is called Albany management If the Gov
ernor and Senate were really desirous of
doing some hing for Colonel Corcoran, for
which he himself would thank them, they
might have recommended an appropriation
for the benefit of his family. As it is, when
ever he is restored to liberty, there is an
abiding conviction in this community, that
the President ot the United States will be.
stow upon the Colonel a higher office than
Ne York Harber Master and what is more
without the remote: relerence to 'the Irish
vote.' I am sure, if Gov, Morgan and his
friends could but hear what the Colonel's
countrymen have lo say in reference to
their action, they would be convinced that
it. tendering him snch a compliment, at all,
at such a time, they were, to say the least
of it very unfortunate."
Cir' Private William Scoit was pardoned
last summer by the Preidnt after being
sentenced to be shot, for sleeping on hi
post. The President went to the camp of
the Third Vermont to see that the pardon
was received Sco't was killed al Lee's
Mills, Yorktown, and wi h his dying breath
rebel fort, in the centre of a grouo of holly
and vines; a few cherry trees in full bloom
are scattered around the edge In digging
his grave a skull and bones were found and
metal buttons, showing lhat the identical
spot had been used in the Revolotioniry
War for our fathers who fell in a righteous
cause The chaplain narrated the circum
stances to the boys, who stood around with
uncovered heads. He prayed for the Pres
ident, aid paid the roost slowing tribute to
his noble bean that we ever heard.
The following incident, says the Indiana
polis Journal is related as having actually
occurred at Pittsburg. Capt Moorman waa
on Gen Johnor slaff and while riding
along with wiih the latter, a mortally woun
jeti Pe,.t(rat So tfier called out, ' For God'a
sake give me some water!" The captain
dismounted, eave the dying soldier some
water, and, at his request, polled from hi"
knapsack the bktness of his wife and chil
dren, that he might rest his eyes upon them
once more The Captain was compelled
to return to duty, and jui as he was mount
ing his horse he was struck by a spent ball
which stunned and rendered him insensi
ble, and when consciousness returned, he
found himself a prisoner ir. the Federal
Camp Capt Moorman is now confined in
IndianapoMs, at a private house we believe,
qnite ill, and though still a prisoner, is the
recipient of that kind treatment which hu
manity to a suffering foe fully entitle hini
ES Com Foote, in personal appearance,
is short thick set, compact, muscular ani
formed for endurence; having a co'istitatioa
of iron strength. Like Grn. Sigel, he is a
close student and devoted lo his profession.
His hair is tinged with silver, and his brow
bears tha marks or severe thought; but his
form is erect, and his step ela-tic He la
endowed with rare conversational powern,
and imparts information as though it afford
ed h;m pleasure. He can preach a sermon
or fight a battle with equal composure. H
is much beloved by his men, whose eofti
fidence he enjoys in tbe highest degree. '