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CLEARFIELD, PA., WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 1864.
VOL. 1L-WO. 15.
BY S. X BOW.
A LAKE STOOK OF GLASS, paint., oi A
J while leBJ.etc.tt h. A flUIS
"-1KUIT TRE' S. The undersigned h ivin
1 been appointed an njjent ..f tfce -Marietta
Nursery" in Lancaster county. wouM re.'pectful
TrAinn the citizen of Clearfield ounty. that
ie i r rei;Hied at alt times to 6U orders for every
kind of Fruit Treej, n"?-1 f r.?''"e"
torn prices - ' "6CU1-
CurwensTiile. Pa., Nov.
. 23, 13o4.
IlOTH'E TO COLLECTORS Collectors
of Tnies for I8rf4. )e berehy notincl inai
.!i ki .mm' due on dunlicates must bo p.ii'l on or
kefore the ltday of January. IS io. to the Treas
urer of the county, or Kxecution will forthwith
Uue tnd interest will be charged on the same
from September, 18i4 By order o' the Hoard,
VM. S liUADLEY, Clerk.
Comta'rs Office. Nov. 2t, 1351.
STRAY CO V. Came trespassing to the prera
isea of the subscriber in Chest township, about I
the 1st of last August, a red cow. with whi e stripe
rlyn; the back. ui posed to be about 7 yeiirs old. 1
The owner is requested to come forward, prove I
proprty. rtiy charges and tae her away, or she !
will De sou as itio law uirucia
Not. 2d, IsU. LOCISJ 1IUKD.
mEMPEKA.NCK IlOl'SE. The subscriber
L would respectfully int onu the citizens of
Cleat field coun'y. th.it he h:ia rented the -Tipton
Hotel " and will use every endeavor to accommo
date those who insiy f.ivor him with rheir custom.
He will try to furnish the table with the best 'he
country can afford, and will keep hay and fee l o
accommodate teamster. Gentlemen dont get
tbe -Tipton Hotel " SAMUEL SMI I'll.
Tipton. P', May 25, 1S61.
iLFARFIELD ACADEMY. D W. Mo-
Curdy, A. B. Principal. The next quarter ;
will open'on Monday, the 5th of December, ISot
TESH8 Or TCITIO AS FALLOWS :
Common t.tiglisb. couiprisins: the branches not
higher than Heading WrHn. .Arithmetic .1
Geography. Etigliih Uruaiiua.r'iuid Hin'ory. per
Higher t.njliih branches,
f pO THE ASSESSORS OK CLEAIIFIELD
J. COLNTY. Uy directions of Inspector ten
trul Todd, you are hereby notified, to ui iko cm
piete aud forthwiib return to this office jour lis.
if enrollments and classification of the mi itia
men of the oounty in accordance with the jiroe-i't3
in your Several i. uplicntes It if desired that the
awe be completed during this month.
WM S UKAULtY, Clerk
Comm r Office, Nov. 2i. loo.
CA K P ET I N US Sow in store, a larje stock
of Velvet, Brussels Three-fly ani ingr.iiu
Carpetifcgs. "i! clorh. Window hdes ect . ect.,
1! of the l i est patterns anl be-t tabrics; which
will be ld tbe lowest prices for oish.
S. li. v-onie putteri'S ot my old stock still on
baud : wiil be oli at a. burga-.u.
J. X l'KLAC'OJX
27 South Second Street, above Chestnut.
Match I 16-1.
THE TRIBUNE FOR 1SC5.
The Military and Naval nuccesce of I -36 1. with
the bus ici us result of our Hiet-iutntial contest.
Lave lifted a heavy weight from the breasts of
the 1.0 v hi Minions of our country men it is now
even by those who h.ive beeuuis'rusiful and
faint-hearted, that the I'nion is to emerge Trium
phant from the deadly strife wberciuto she w.iS
so wivkedly precipitated by her assailants, mid
that slavery her relrntle a foe is to encout.ter the
fate of iiaiuau. The perils of foreign interven
tion aud of esteru inmrrection are safely pass
ed ; Abraham Lincoln. tiO longer u-sni!aljc as the
choice ot a wiuoiiiy. holds the helm i'f iae for
lour years h'tiger ; the Uebel ion. palpably weak
ei.ed by its d-ieius and Iosms during the year
bo closing tiih its credit so reduced th t its
putre beater ifliciali declare? tha' its Treasury
lo!es can onlj be exchanged fr coin at tbe raie
of twin y-five for one. while i;a boiuts command
l-ut fii ceLts on lie dollar: but awaits ihe h o
hich tball soun striku the sword from its parri
cidal h.tud and remit its ma,s'er-spii its to ttie jus
lice, or it in iy bo to the clemency, of a, sorely
wtonged vnd justly incensed but forbearing and
niagnan'mus People. ?uch are the uuspices
which jus ify our year soon to opcTTwil! sec i lie
f-tnrs und Strij.eb Ooal iincha'letged Iroiu every
tultii u.int in the J.i i i lie. i d ihejeifrct
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GOOD NIGHT, MY CHILD.
Good night my child good night'.
May angels hright.
With o'den wings outspread,
Surround thy bed.
An ) gently 3Hin thy closed eyei
Till morn arise.
With its ref're-hin beam' of light,
Oood night, my child! good night!
ood night, my child ' good night!
May lie hosttiiht
Fjr'enils from pole to pole,
Watch o'er thy soul.
And keep thee guileless all thy dnys
From evil wavs.
And learn to walk hiaho'y ways upright
Good night, my child ! good night!
Good nieht my child ! good tight !
let thy delight
Be in the consi-mt love
Ot iiim above !
And nlway? in thydayly prayer,
Imolore lliiu tlieie,
Thai He would still n pho'd thee in Ilistnight,
Good iilght. my ehiid ! good night!
A CHAPTER TPS WIVES.
"Well,' said I, one Une uioniing last week,
"I have the prospect of a lei.-ttre afternoon
, ;i somewtiar unusual thing wi lt ine and.
a.i being Will, I will do a iittie needful shop
ping ; call and pass ait hour with my old
tr.eiid Mts. AshL.urton, whom, on account
of the dUtauce, I have neglected of late,
aud then drup in aud take a friendly cup of
tea with uiy tiit-ee, Clara Whit ford."
Having completed nty hou.-eho!J arrange-uictit.-,
I aoc'iidiugly set out aficr an early
dinner, aud the shopping done, made my
tir.-t call. Mrs. A-hburton's warm welcome,
niea.sing talk aud cheerful lite.-ide wuulo
have proved strong temptations to induce
lne to accept her invitation to stay ior the
evctiinc, had 1 not felt anxious to see my
niccw, whu.-o rciide'ice wai much nearer my
On arriving ar Clara's door, I was not a
little surprised to see no light iti the front
part of the house, l'I am afraid they are not
at home," 1 thought, wuhx regretful men
tal glance backward to the pretty home pic
ture I had ju-t irflV. But I was mistaken.
A -ervaut came in answer to my ring at tho
d.or-i.eii, and ushered me into the dining
in iiii, lit the gas, und weut to .summon her
mistress. I had ample time to look about
mj before Clara made her appearance, and
could not help admiring the perfect order
and good tastewhich pi evaifeil in the apart
ment and its furniture. 1 wa.s the more
piea-ed to notice this as my niece, when
married, did not promise to become very no
table as a housewife.
I was beginning to tire of waiting my
brisk walk over, i tek chilly in the fireles
room when Clara eurered faU ning a ii-tie
article of uie-s evidently just- a.-umed. Ifer
givting was most cordial, tttt-i yet there was
a shad-; of regret in her tone. Vhen ur
first salutations were over.she said: "'Why,
my dear aunt, did you not have me know
you were coming, and I should have been
oeitor prepared ro receive you-.''"
"Purely. Clara." I replied, "no prepara
tion is needed before you can be-tow a cup
of tea on so near a relative as 1 am. i'ray
do not make my friendly call into a ceremo
nious vi.-it, or I snail be tempted to run a
way agaiii in pl.tcr of waiting until after tea,
und begging 31 1. Whitford's e(:orr;4.mc.''
'I'ray. dear aunt, do not think i J such a
tliittg. 1 will liirht this ftie in a moment,
and the room will be warm and comfortable'
was aiiout. appiyii it a
iiiilit between the bars id" the grate, when I
"lou nm-t have a fire somewhere, my
dear," 1 said, "and where Vou were, .sitting
when I arrived, will, I am sure. uit me iest.
If I am to disturb any of your arrangements
I wiil leave you forthwith."
'Then, if so, aunt, you will have to ex
cuse my taking you into the nursery."
'"Anywhere to warm firesides, Clara, but
is Whitford from lnme?"
"Mo, aunt; he is here." replied my niece,
her color rising as she spoke.
I iauglyngiy congratula ed heron her hus
band's liking f r the company ot her first
burn; but, perceiving no evidence of lea
sure tm her countenance, I asked her if the
baby wa.s web.
"Oh, yes, quite thank you. aunt. To
say ifie truth, it, was my doing that we are
in the nursery to-niirht, awl Frederick is not
too well pieased about it, but it saves so
much trouble, and the otlu,-r rooms have
ju.-t tcen cleaned awl put in order. But
dti not say a word," the added as the open
ed the nursery door. . j
My n.phew advanced an shook mo warm
ly by the hand, and then, turning to Clara,
sVid, ''I hope, my dear, you do not intend
to make your aunt a nursery guest. -If you
do, 1 shall not wonder if her visits become
still more raie." j
1 ha deucd to assure him that I had been
brought there at my own request, and Leg
ged that no difference mig t be made; Iut
quietly rimring the bell, he desired the ser
vant to light the dining room fire, and bring
word when it was well burnt. Clara bit
lip, and looked red and uncoinforfable.whJij5
I, feeling stiil more so. occupied ly.-elt ff"
admiring the baby. I could, however, dis
tinguish easily enough, two or three little,
articles which convinced me that a tea diui
patre had just been removed; and certainly
this was not what I should have expected to
see at Clara's home, knowing the comforta
ble aud even affluent income of Iter husband.
I felt srny that my unceremonious visit
should have produced such an alteration in
the arrangements; fori could tell by the
production of sundry keys, etc., that many
articles tior in cuihmoii use were to he brought
out and the evening meal deferred nu
Besides I felt grieved at Mr.
Whitford. s ill concealed vexation, not dis
played towards me, but his wife. '
At hfugth w were euuoiuoDed to the din
ing rcotn ; and truly a wonderful change had
been etiected there. A bright fire illumed
every corner, an elegant tea equipage was
on the table: in short, everything looked
as I had at first hoped to find it iu accord
ance with the position of its owners. More
over, the pleasant, aspect of affairs banished
the clouds from Mr. Whitford' s face, and so
igreeablydid the time pass, that I quite
regretted when obliged to bid uiy niece
'"Good night, dear aunt," said Clara, kis
sing me affectionately, "do come again, but
do let me know when to expect you."
"And then." added Mr. Whitford atVr
the door was closed, 'everything will be rea
dy; the dining fire will fie lighted before
your arrival. Bear aunt. what do you think
of Clara's new notions of domestic economy?
When we were first married she was rather
ignorant of household matters now we are
80 exceedingly orderly and careful that eve
rything is too good to use. The drawing
room first became so; then the dining-room
underwent a thorough renovation, and the
nursery reported to for temporary conve
nience during the repairs, ha become our
regular abode, the others only being used on
state occasions, and probably our next re
move will b into the kitchen. I go into
other houses and find that their n asters can
introduce a friend at any time with the cer
tainty of causing no embarrassment. In my
home, on the contrary, the call of a rel; live
even, produces quite a revolution ; for plate,
china, in fact ev rything preventable, is laid
up in lavender like th1 rooms. wish you
would say something to Clara on the subject,
as I know you possess great influence in
"Have vou named the matter, Frede
"Oh, yes. a thousand times, I think ; but
I cannot effect any change. I trust you
will be more successful."
'1 will try, at any rate," said I, as I took
leave of my nephew-in-law.
Having thought over the matter, I ar
ranged tuy plan of operation. I decided it
would he better to try the effect of an oppo
sition picture on Clara's mind, before giving
utterance to any ron a nee, for 1 well knew
that young housewives do not generally re
lih the pointed interruption ot their elders.
1 therelbre called on ClaTa having previ
ously given her due notice of my intention
to accompany me in a long ramble; and 1
contrived to be near Mr. Ashburton's just
as teatime was approaching, and we were
"Ciara," said I, "what is to prevent our
obtaining rest and refreshments? I cati in
sure you both, and besides, you are not
quite a : trangcr to Mrs. Ahburten. '
Uu dea', aunt. I could not think of such,
a thing ; we should be ture to cause incon
venience." "1'ou shall judge for yourself, Clara," I
auv.eied; " and if you think so half an
hour hence, ve wiil journey homewa d."
The moment we were admitted, I frankly
told my friend that I had corns' exprossby to
claim her oit-tendered hospitality for uiy
niece and self, as we were tired but ttill hud
a loin.' wa;k before us.
""How glad I am my house lay in your
rente !" replied she. "Tea is just coming
iu, aud my husband will be here directly."
lu a few moments he arrived, and we
were ail seated, p.epared to join in the eve
1 uoiiced Clara's glance at the perfect or:
der which surrounded us, and the elegant'
but simple preparation tor the repast. 13 e-s-ides
these, it was impossible not to see the
thorough comfort diffused around us.
"My neice." said 1 to Mrs. A h burton,
"was afraid of ean-iny you inconvenience
by coming unawares, and taking two places
at your tea-table by storm."
A cheery laugh from Mr. Ashburton. and
a bnght smile from his wife followed my
v-drtls, "Mrs. Whitford," said the gentle
mam "I am the most fortunate fellow in the
world, or nothing ever causes uiy Wife in
convenience, you understand me, I dare say
I mean none of those domestic invasions
which ate usually expected to cause a bustle.
She ha-, a peculiar theory of her own, which
she most thoroughly reduces to practice,
coiisequenly we are always able t welcome
a friend, however unexpected he may lie."
Clara blushed, aud statnered a few words
in reply ; and perceiving her coufusion, I
changed the conversation.
Uu our way home, after spending a de
lightful evening, my niece was unusually si
lent! but at length she asked if could tell
her "what theory Mr. Ashburton alluded to
when he said ". Here she hesitated.
"i undeisand you, Clara," I answered,
"and I can explain it in a very few words.
Mrs Ashburton says that being .sure of the
daily presewe of one guest at her table
whom she wishes to honor above all others,
tdie always prepares for that one, and is of
course ready for any visitor, aud at any
"Uut I saw no guests beside ourselves,
'Did you not ? And 3"et the person I al
lude, to was there,"
"'Where? whom do you mean? oa
v -'Indeed, my dear Clara, I am not. The
one whom Mrs. Ashburton eotwders wor
fifc of an honor is her husband. i?he as,
and I think justly, that she should deem
her 'marriage vow but illy kept if she made
all attractive in the eye of a stranger, and
grudge doing, so for him whom she has
promised to love, honor and obey her own
husband, and father of her children. ' '
Clara did not speak in reply ; but when
we parted, th; moistened cheek that touch
ed mine convinced me the lesson whs taken
home ; and I have no doubt when I next
viit my niece, I shall find her opinion is
changed as regards the guest most deserv
ing oi honor. J
When haTa man a right to scold his wife
about his coffee ? When he baa abundant
THE PEISONEES IN GEORGIA.
The Union prisoners at Andersonville,
Georgia, it is stated are now being exchang
ed at the rate of one regiment per day, from
Venus Point, on tbe Savannah river, and
near the city of that name. Correspon
dents, who relate the childish and devouring
joy of the returned captives, declare that
no words can be found to describe their re
volting and iueredible experiences and help
less condition. The rebel authorities have
induced many of them to believe that they
have been abandoned by this Government
aud that the Northern people are dead to
woes. Such a thought is only natural to
suffering so forlorn as that endured at An
dersonville, aud measures the misery to
which rebel treatment has reduced our sol
diers. We transcribe a painful picture :
"At the prison-pen near Mtllan, Georgia,
for some weeks there lias been uo meal or
flour give.) to the prisoners, and the sweet
potatoes issued iu lieu thereof have been
eaten raw, because there was no opportuni
ty of getting fuel lor cooking purposes,
fcuch is the condition of the men whom we
are now receiving out of chivalrous Dixie.
The.-e are sons, brothers, husbands, and
fathers of the North. Men reduced to liv
ing skeletons ; men almost naked ; shoeless
men, shirtless men, hadess men ; men with
no other garment than an overcoat; men
whose skins are blackened ly dirt, and hang on
their protruding bones loosely, like bark on
a tree ; men whose very presence is simply
disgusting, exhaling an odor so fetid that it
a mrt stops the breath of those unaccus
tomed to it, and causes an involuntary brush
ing of the g rments if with them there is
accidental coif act. Imagine 25,000 of
suli wretched creatures penned together in
a space scarcely large enough to hold them,
and compare their condition with the most
miserable condition that can lie imagined.
The suffering of the Revolutionary captives
on the prison-ships at Wallabout liay will
not stand the comparison, and the horrible
night in the Black Hole of Calcutta scarcely
exceeds it in atrocity. Uemembcr. too,
that the men thus returned are the i-ct
specimens of the suffering. Only those are
forwarded to ns whom the rebel midical au
thorities decide to lie strong enough to bear
the - fatigue of transportation. If those
whose wretchedness I have vainly endeavor
ed to portray are the best specimens of our
sick ami wounded, is it not awful to content-:
plate what miut be the woe of the remain
der?" llow arc ft remaining prisoners to en
dure the winter, under the Andersreiviiie
regimen, the prime conditions of which are
an absence of food and fuel, doubly needed in
the winter? The regular treatment in the
Georgia prison-pens may be briefly describ
ed as the worst that can be imagined possi
ble. Clear and authentic proof sweeps a
way every vestige of doubt as to the delib
erate criminality of the rebel Government.
The ft rmal complaints of the rebel surgeons
themselves, the diaries, and other testimo
ny of the prisoners, are a mass of terrible
evidence. Surgeon Mudi writes :
"AnI'Ehsosvii.i.e, Aug. 10, 1.C4. Sir:
As Officer of the Dy, 1 regret to report
this divison in bad condition. The patients
are suffering very much for want of beds
awl bedding. Some of the wards have no
bunk.-, and theieby suffer much from be
ing on tbe damp ground, which is not suffi
ciently protected ly ditches around the tents.
The food is badly prepared. The bread is
baked of meal, without being sifted, and the
meat is not cooked properly."
Assistant Surgeon Patterson" reports
for another division as follows :
"On visiting the dead-house, I find great
negligence in interring the dead, some of the
bodies having lain as many as four days.
Such continued negligence must certainly
create an epidemic, and measures should be
taken for an immediate remedy ."
Q. W. Howell, surgeon of another di
vision, recommends :
"As there are many inmates of the pris
on too sick aud feeble to get tl rough the
crowd and report at sio; -call, and as many
die from when jammed iu such a crowd, I
recommend that it be made the duty of each
medical officer on duty "at the stockade to
visit such eases in his quarters, and make
necessary prescriptions for such members of
There is a tiresome reietition in these of
ficial documents of all shapes of prisou-hou.-e
suffering. Surgeon TllOKXBURO gives a
larger view of destitution :
"In the first, secondhand third wards we
have uo bunks, the patients being cum til
led to lie on the ground, many ot them with
out blanketss. and some of them without
lothes. If there are any bed.-acks in "Dix
ie" it is to be hoped that they wiil be pro
cured also. We need straw very badly, es
pecially for the fifth ward. We Lave men
m this ward who are a living, moving mass
of pmrihe-ition, and cannot possibly be cured
of their wounds unless we can make them
more comfortable. I believe that the med
ical officers are doing their duty faithfully;
al.-o the nurses and attendants. lut we ex
perience great difficulty in procuring the
medicines prescribed, and as we have to use
mostly indigenous remedies, we cannot use
them properly, hot having vessels to pre
pare them in. Could you not procure a
camp kettle for each ward, to be used for
that purpose only?" I would also respect
fully ask for a half dozen washbasins for the
fifth ward, for washing purposes; the ones
we have been usine for dressing wounds and
ulcere ar not fit for otber use W also
need a few barrels for water. Every ward
needs mugs for medicines; also bottle?."
The rebel surgeons, it may be supposed,
give but a very taodarmte coloring to their re
ports, sufficient, at least, to exempt them
:rom the chief infamy, if not to acquit then
altogether of hard-heart 'dnes3. A school
like that ot Andersonville might corrupt the
physician as well as the patient; and we
suppose that most of the rebel surgeons
have been forced to cry out to save them
selves. Who shall say that the system of
stagnation, cruelty, and famine devised for
the prisons ot Georgia is not as gigantic as
appalling? But we should not forget that
the treatment of our prisoners by the reb
el Government is only in one way an index
of the despotism which it has exercised over
the people of the South.
Alleged Frauds in the Havy Yard.
Several additional arrests were made of
parties alleged to be concernel in the Phila
delphia Navy Yard peculations recently dis
covered, and now being investigated by a
Government Commission. The charges a
gainst some of them are as yet very vague,
but there seems to be uo doubt thai the
frauds have been a long time iu progress,
and cover a very large amou.i:. Ihe goods
stolen consisted ot navy cloth, rosin (forty
barrels in one case being mentioned), sever
al barrels of knives aud finks, a large lot of
lead pipe, tin. paints, o.ls, nails, tools, and
tnan3' other ai t.cles which are daily purchas
ed at the navy yard. From the proceeds of
some of these one of the arrested parly fur
nished a house in costly style iu the south
ern part of Pi iladelphia city. This was
placed in charge of a mistress. She, how
ever, hearing of the impending investiga
tion, sold the furniture and decamped with
the pneeedsof the sale. Her anest subse
quently took place, and she is now held with
the other party mentioned.
A majority of these robberies, it would
appear, did not take place from the yard,
but were carted off before the delivery took
place. For instance, a vessel would -trrive
at one of the wharves loaded with rosin to
be deliveied at the navy yard. As ia the
case of the rosin alluded to above, a number
of carts or draj's were driven to other parts
of the city, where they were deposited until
opportunity arrived to dispose of them. In
other ca.-es, goods were conveyed from the
yard in carts, which entered for the purpose
of carryine off chips, shavings, etc. fin,
lead pipe, &c., were deposited in the bottom
of these carts, which bcine covered with
shavings or chips, concealed the fraud. In
oilier ways not made public, robberies were
The following are the names of some of
the parties who have been arrested and sent
to Fort Mifflin; Geo. Gillingham. attached
to the storekeeps' department; Win. Har
ris, the proprietor of a sailors' boarding-
house in trout street: Antonio Ails, master
carter; Mrs. Josephine liorer; Josiah Pas
coe. master plumber ; Ed. Thomp rn, mas
ter caulker; Jos. Taulane, Purser's" Clerk
on board the receiving ship Princeton.
It is rumored that a number of other ar
rest wiil be made, in consequence of one of
the parties having turned States' evidence,
and revealing a complicity among other offi
cials that is truly astonishing.
The Inauguration of President Lincoln
Gen. Scott says in his autobiography :
"The inauguration of President Lincoln,
was, perhaps the most critical and hazard
ous event with which I have ever been con
nected. In the proceeding two months I
received wore than fifty letters, many from
points distattt from each other dissuading
me from being present at the event, and
others distinctly threatening assassination if
I dared to protect the ceremony bv a mili
tary force.' The election having been en
tirely regular, I resolved that the Constitu
tion should not be overturned by violence if
1 could possibly prevent it. Accordingly I
caused to be organized the tlt'tc of the Wash
ington volunteers, and called from a distance
two batteries of horse artillery, with small
detachments of cavalry and infantry, all reg
ulars. In concert with Congressional Com
mittees of arrangement, the President was
escorted to and from the Capitol by volun
teers' the regulars with whom I marched,
flanking the movements in parallel streets
only I claimed the place immediately in
front of the President for the fine compa
nies of sappers and miner under Capt.
Duane of the Engineers. To this choice
body of men it was only necessary to say :
The honor of our country is in jour hands.
"With a view to freedom ot movement, I
remained outside of the Capitol Square
with the light batteries. The procession
returned to the President's mansion in the
same order, and happily the Government
A society has lately been formed in TJor
deaux. France, to put down the superstitions
of evil omens. A- every body knows, it is
accounted bad luck to begin any thing on
a Friday, or to sit at table with thirteen, or
to balance a chir or. one big, or to spill salt
between yourself and f iend. The new so- !
ciety have regular dinners on Fridays, have
thirteen guests, turn chairs on one leg, and
spill salt around lefore eommencinsr. In
the whole year, during which bad luck has
been thus defied, no single fatality has oc
curred to any member.
THERE was an Indian Chief at Newport
the past summer, who. seeing Auguste Bel
mont ride in a carriage with four horses
asked "if be had eaten so much dinner that
it required four horses t earry him."
:It is not, it seems,, within the rules of
good breeding," to tax the vices of persons
of equality; as if the comnianmenta . were
Dtaae oaiy tor tc vui$
A SELHSH BEIDEGSOOSL
A circle of guy young bachelors in St.
Louis, wa3 thrown into confusion, lately, by
the desertion of one of their number, who fell
a victim to the charms Of a beautiful and ami
able young lady.- For son.c cause test known
to himself, the enamored Benedict kept tha
matter a ecret, and without inviting hi!
bachelor friends to the wedding, had the knot
tied in au unostentatious manner.aud started
on a bridal tour to soma pleasant village ia
Hisfiienls,of course.heard of thewreddmj
the day after it occurred,andfeehnejJigbted,
determined to have revenge. When th
happy man retume 1 from his tour, he was
taken aback by being waited upon by a stran
ger, a detective, who produced an order lior
his arrest, on a charge of disloyalty. Hav
ing at one time entertained a sueaking sym
pathy for "our Southren brothers," he wai
greatly troubled. He was taken by the de
tective into a darkened- room, where the ex
amining board w is sitting, and was surpris
ed to see that they all wore masks and dom
iuoes. He asked why he was not allowed to asa
the faces of hisjudges.and waa told that they
were disguised on account of the discove J
of spies and traitors in the Government ser
vice. He was then accused of having ut
tered su h and buch sentiments, in the pres
ence of certain of his friend, whose nameJ
were given, and as he could not dny what
he had said, he plead euilty and threw him
self upon the mercy of the court urged hi
youth and inexperience the fact of his re
cent marriage the remote probability of Lis
becoming a father, ic
Although his pathetic apneal appeared to
soften the Uirity hearts of the judges, yet it
could not turn aside the ponderous hammer
of justice, and ho wa. sentenced tosix months
imprisonment in the Alton prison, at hard
laoor, with ball and chain attached to hi
left leg. This was a terrible blow to a man
who had been married but three or four days,
and the prisoner was greatly affected.
After witnessing the misery of the con
detuned man for a few moments, the mocic
judges threw off their their mask, and ap
peared before him as his uninvited wedding
guests. They told him they had taken thia
mode of punishing him for his failure to in
vite them to his wedding.'and he was so glad
to find that the thing was all a joke, that he
treated the party to a champagne and oyster
supper, and promised that he would never
get married again without their presence.
A Fainting Scene. .
The Government clerks in a certain office
had their gallantry sorely taxed recently b7 a
vi.-it from two ladies of uuprepossessing ap
pearance, t very refined manners,and one of
them larce auoutrh for two better halves of
any eommoa-sised man. Moreover she wan
corpulent a s i!e uf gtt-up net at all admired
by the clerks in that office, however idolized
in other government shebangs. One of the
ladies remained in the hall, while the other
entered and inquired concerning the fate in
store for her husband, who wa3 an inmate
of the military prison. The young man ad
dressed offered the lady an arm-chair, which
proved too small for her capacity, and she
sat on the edge of it and waited with grest
anxiety to hear what had been done wii h.
her old man. The proceedings of the mil:"
itary commission were procured by one of
the clerks, and he proceeded to read the
findings and sentence of the lady's hus
band. When he concluded with the sen
tence of "two years in the Missouri peni
tentiary." the "lady uttered a loud scream,
her head fell bnck. and her bulky form was
about tumbling out of the chair, when one
of the clerks rushed to the back of the chair,
and seizeing hold of the fainting lady, pre
vented her f rom falling. Bring new in such
scenes, the clerks were at a loss how to pro
ceed, nut at length an idea struck one of
them like a brick-bat, and springing to the
water bucket, be dashed a callon or two tf
Mississippi fluid into the lady's face, and
she was restored to consciousness, and
came to a perpendicular. The other lady
had entered on hearing her friend scream,
and as screaming is catching, she joined
in with one of her shrillest. The young
clerks were terribly frightened, and hur
ried the ladieout with very little ceremonv.
Ladies who call at the office hereafter will
not be smpried to find a placard on the
wall "No faintiug allowed here."
A youne lady advertises in the Cleve
land PluinIt:thr tor a young gentleman to
act as an amenuensis. He must be able to
write in cypher, and when engaged he will
be expected to read poetry with feeling, con
verse with ease, and be able to play crib
bage and backgammon. : He must expect
to be kissed when she is pleased, and cuffed
when she is not; but as her temper is ac
knowledged to be good, there will be more
kissing than cuffing. There is a good chance
for some adventure-loving gentleman.
The rebels have advertised for sale Mon
ticello, the home of Jefferson, and Rock Is
land, formerly belonging to President Mon
roe, as the property of alien enemie of the
Confederacy. Monticellb wa given by the
will of the late Capt. Levy to the United
States for a home for the widows and or
phans of seamen.
Among the intrenious contribution to the
Failor's fair in Boston, by the State Prison
convicts is a small house, so contrived that
upon opening thedoor a figure of JefT.Davis,
suspended to a'g'bbet, comes up through a
chimney, after which a black man comes up
to look at him. .....
An Irish witness in a court of justice, be
ing asked what kind of "earmarks" the hog m
in question had. replied "Had no partic
ular ear-marks except a very short taiL"
A man in Connecticut, raised this season
over five hundred pumpkins from two seed,
whioh wre OGiditlly wwa.
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