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gtoltlit raprisitorl I cast against him; but a brief ceititest will
, eject him and gfice the Union men the
Senator they have clearly chosen. The
accident that the 77th was in Texas, thou
sands of miles away, which delayed the
filing of their returns until after the day
fixed by law for awarding the certificates.
gives Mr. Duncan a prima facia right to
the, seat: but will hO„take it now that his
advantage is but a technical one and con
fronting the full poll of the district I-- If
Mr. McConaughy should claim the seat in
the face of a legal majority against him,
nt- should consider him unworthy of the
confidence of • the Union' men of the dis
trict. We slava second no effort to give
place to Union men by fraud, or in viola
tion of the will of the people; but Mr.
Duncan alai Iris friends niay or may not
aeccpt the deciNiUu tratufplly and allow
Mr. McConaugli;, to be sworn.
The following i,, the official vote of the
district. including the army Otl.. for :' , en•
j-- - - Wednesday, Nosenxber 2,941865
TIF.MIES-CASH : !
TOE, REPOWORY ASSOCIAT , WN is now
engaged in erecting a large building, which
is' rendered necessary for its large business
operations and which will creditable
alike - to the Association and to tegener
sited Chamberzifiiirg. In addition to the
large ordinar. expenses icquired in the
publication of the paper. we have very
large expenditures for building, and we
Me compelled to demand prompt settle
meats from our patrons. t.
fills have been rendered to all in ar
m/is—many of them small it is true: but
however unimportant the amounts may
in to each individual. hi the aggregate
they, swell up to thousands of dollar:.
W( must now and henceforth entiu•ce
eAsti PAYMENTS, and, trust that our• pa
; trons will at once respond to oar wants.
_ Our expenditures are more than doubled
in every department. and in some they are
trebled since the war, and protracted
creditacannot be allowed. No reasonable
expense is spared to make the REPOSI
TORY the best rural Union journal in the
State, 'and its steadily increasing patron
age assures us that it is appreciated by
the loyal men of Southern Pennsylvania.
Gov. Curanc, accompanied by Mri
Curtin and Surgeon General Philips. will
sail from New York fut Cuba to-morrow.
to be absent fur a mouth 44 six ueeks.
Guy. Curtin's health has been gradually
declining during the last year. and ,his
physicians have re4ittired hits t.. 4) take a
sea voyage - to the' tropies if lie would hope
to recover. His set lolls illness will pro
duce _profound rcgtet throughout the
State. irrespective of party" predilections,
' amthis safe return, with ith"restoled health.
will he looked for with great solicituds.
• Ile hag- tilled the full measure of fame as
the Executive of his great State dining
the terrible struggle -for the preservation
. of our government, and the faithful peo
ple who have ever sustained him. will be .
grieved to 'spare hint on a mission that
tells IMw great have been his sacritic4 s iu
behalf of their cause. •
CON 4f: IR ESS
The 39th Congress will meet on Monday
next. It is well settled that Mr. McPher
son will call only the members elected
from the loyal States, leaving Tennesee.
Viiginin and all the States lately in revolt.
w apply to Congress for the admission of
- 1 -their . members. jHon. Schuyler Colfax.
Indiana, will bewe-elected Speaker. and
;Hon. Edward-McPherson. of this district,
will be again elsen Clerk. Both have
discharged • their; respective duties with
rare fidelity • and acceptability. and their
re-election is justly' conceded.
'We shall havelthe President's message
1:),y• Tuesday most likely, and much will
'depend upon its lone and suggestions as
to the harmony Cf Congress and the ad
, ministration. lr is evident that- the tem
per of Congress as decidedly against the
admission of th4i rebel members. anti
infer, from the riTent act-, of the Presi
dent. that he N;111 not press their :iambi
`Rion Had the Southern States manifest
_ ed a proper appreciation of the generous
efforts of the Executive to restore them to
representation, by the election of others
' than avowed rebels as Governors and Con
- gressinem and cOnferred such rights upon
' the negroes as ai 0 necess;;Fy to their com
mon safety, there is little doubt that the ,
President Would have exhausted his offi
. vial power 'for their admission: lint as he
dries not even recognize their Governors,
elected at the same time Congressmen
were chosen, he will not be likely to ask
Congress to accept' their representatives.
'We presume that the President will in
his forthcoming message, state his purpo--
ses fully in his efforts to restore the South
ern States, and submit the whole question
to Congress. More he cannot now do.
and upon Congress will devolve the %re
sponsibility of making provisiotr for re
storing the conquered States to govern
, ment and law. We 'cannot even guess
what means Congress may adopt to meet
_the' case. Among the Unions in...embers
there is a great diversity of opinjim : but
all will doubtless agree that there must be
Ipyal governments in those States'. loyal
representatives asking admission, and'
clearly defined laws adopted for the pro
tection of Union men. both white and
black, before they will be admitted into
full fellowship as States. Emboldened by
the kind efforts of the President, the re
bels have defeated all Union men at tie
polls, and evidently mean that all who
have not heartily co-operated with the
rebellion skill suffer perpetual ostracism.
and that their freedmen shall have no
„rights by law which the white man must
respect.pus loaded with. their t fiqo.oll
- still, thef 'will doubtless be rejected by
Congress, and compelled to begin again
on a thoroughly loyal basis and conform
,in good, faith to the inexorable logicrof
war. We should at least g't our martyred
dead decently buried. before their mr
derers become our law-makers
TILE VICTORY COMPLETE.
At length we have the full returns 'front
the 77th regiment, and they give a major
ity of 6 to Mr. M'Conangby over Mr.
Durican,for Senator, and give Col. Rowe
a majority of 14 over Mr. Stenger for Dis
trict Attorney. •No one of either party
has doubted that if the men in tl477th
from Franklin and Adams had an' oppor
tunity to vote, they would more than re
. verse the nominal majorities given to Sten
- ger and Duncan by the home vote, and it
will be a matter of congratulation on the
part of the Union men, that these brave
soldiers who have defended their, cause in
the field, have by their ballotS' given it
victory at home. This result insures Mr:
McConaughy's admission into the Senate
in a few weeks after the commencement
of the session, as he will contest solely on
tile ground that the
, full returns on their
face elect him and (math - Allan to the seat.
Mr. Duncan will of course. be sworn at the
organization of; the Senate, if he shall
claim to be swore in the face ofa majority
31 eonaughy. Duncan
3,717 S 3,7 :t1
Aran l ote
- 6,191 6,1"
Majority for M'Conangh), 6.
-- The same return elects Col. D. Watson
Rowe District Attorney by a majority of
14. The fbllowing . is the official vote :
Rowe. Stelig , r.
Mitjorit;, ter col. IWe. A.
ing have the brave solitiet; of the
Gteett Spot matte the Utairtti vierut•y
pen-. anti it %%an tilting rho they ,htttild
gi‘ l o use 101 , 1 aerompliNhetl
a ,ohliel a, Col. itowe.
Jun); -4:11 - .1b..7 r.. wa, fried in
Bedford la,t is eel. tor the murder 1/f thtl , o3-
now,e. and the jury, after delitteratink
about an hour, in ought in a tetdietafnot
Nr1111•1V1111011 the dt'tendalit ins:-
This cast was tennokahle one in ser
er-Al respects. and. while we do not ques
tion the finding of the ,lute. it ptesents
some glut que4tions which are well
worths of considetation. llr. Reed 0.18
etqlle , st tn . % i.141\ lie had 1141 s..llllpa
tly. with tit: , J.overttnera which guaran
teed to hint all civil. religions anti po
litical rights, but on the contra - v:4 ;mina
ously sympathized with its murderous
foes. Ile tied his country in the day of
peril to escape service in its cause. and
took refuge wider the Hag of a foreign
and unfriendl;. ,Liovernment. But necessi
ty eompelled conaress to plotect itself
against, soda r7lithless citizens. and to save
dishanchiA.entent he returned to his home
and saved his citizenship by au appeal to
the Provi‘st Marshal, General. Jacob
Cronse was a loyal man-103 al to indiscre
tion it May to. He naturidl‘ hated skul
king disloalists who when at home de
nounced their country and its cause. and
who abroad affiliated with the emissaries
of treason. Ile wet. prone to express what
every loyal man felt when lie tact the full
plunwa.aolant.lolataitt apologist of trea
son. and trout the verdict of the
jury. that he JulprovOke breaches of the
peace. and was responsible for the affray
in which he was killed. We accept this
as the Met, because if the V% idellee did
not establish it, then wtt. the acquittal
lint tt . mnekery of justice.
T has ended as fit t• as the law is ta=
tentia the sad allhir n lifi , ll made Jacob
CFMIse tied an Mall 1101:, grave. and zw
quitted‘Mr. Itetll of murder within the
law. No punishment is Meted out by Im
man hands: but of all those involved in
the actions of etal t ears Wll
Dated t o this homicide. Mr..l no. P. Heed.
Jr.. is intea to V.l- pitied. llowe}et other,
may feel. he will not he inF!ensilde to the
rod of the inexorable avenger. 'There
will' be calm. sad moment- , to cloud his
futute life when he must trace the untime
ly death of Mr. (roust. not to the mad
ness of Mr. Crouse, but to the perfidy he
manifested to an imperiled country: -and
the consciousness that such a fatewas the
offspring of such a cause. and that the liv
ing will point to him as stained with blood
which common patriotism would . ba - i - e
- averted, will be a fearfith relentless aven
ger throughout his life z There are still
worse punishments than the cell or the
Wt. give in to-tht;,' , , paper the recent
speech of Hon. Schuyler Colfax on the re
construction of the rebel States. It is
sensible. patriotic anti statesmanlike, anti
will meet the approbation of the great
mass of the Union men of the country.
it may - be accepted aNtlecting the view;
of a maim ity orCongrks, and on that ac
count is peculiarly sigmitieant.
GoN . ruen RI:1 S. late a diOsion com
mander iu Lee's arm and Governor elect
of 3lisMssippi,, has telegraphed that if the
colored troops are withdrawn from that.
Stale the legislature will make' negroes
lieSSe in coin la. The reply' to such a
proposition should he the sending of a
few more colored regiments to Mississippi.
J'hev eviiteutly need them.
Tor: Democrat, have called their State
Convention to meet at Harrisburg. un
Monday, the sth of March. We tipt that
the Union State Convention will meet not
later than April.
K I,NNEDi hagv.iltlrawu floto the
ShippenAlmrg Shntind to join ate- editorial corps
of the Carligle I'Muntrrr. Ile, in au able a n d
spirited writer, and we WWII him abundant ime
ceao in all save hia political principles,
TM: Lancaster Examiner has entered its for
tieth year wearing a beautiful suit of new type.
It is an able and faithfid 1 - 114,11 Jotmiul, and w:ell
nieritg it liberal pafrUnage.
n number of Congregnmeli are pledged
to the support of a hill, to he introduced at the
opening of the session, !providing that heirs ono)].
doers who died in rebel prisons during the war
vitait,be prisileged to collect of the Government
eiantautatimi of rations for the time the deceased
were' held l the enemy. There is scarcely a
doubt that ueh a hill will- prigs, us its equity ix
AFTER perfuming every other theatre, Pha
lon's " Night-Blooming Cereus" ie knits - perfuming
the late theatre of war. Southern orders roll in
continuously. There is is perfect anion of senti
ment between the two seethms as regards this
peerless extract. Sold everywhere.
It ittuttitlitt titpo.otluti), 41,1puitbikobutg, u.
Gay. Cnrtin•a Ifealth—He Take.' a Trip to
cynba...The Exacting Duties of the boy.
al Governora—ltetartm of the SerealT-
Seventh—YfeConanghy end Col. Rowe
C,rresromiecce of the Fraakbn Berws - Aor.
NO. XrUN.) HARRISBI na. November 27. 1,65.
- Gov. Curtin returned ii,in New York about a
week ago, sadly broken in health, and he has not
as yet been able to give any attention to his offi
cial duties. He had been taxing 108 energies
qpite too severely for several weeks before he
It:A.,attacked by his old malady, neuralgia, which
itriffis instance was attended as ith obstinate tor
pidit,,, of the liver. He has suffered from neural
gia for a long time. and lost the sight of his left
eye some years ago thereby. Ever since the.
campaign of 1t433, he has never enjoyed good
health at say time. He was compelled to under
go a series of most painful surgical operations,
and on one or two occasions, the operations were
postponed because of the apprehension that par
ale .is would ensue front fhe great debility under
which he was suffering. During the last summer
lie took considerable recreation, and got along
ser well; but his recent trips to Philadelphia.
Washington, Erie and several of the Western
towns of Sew York, speaking at most , of the
pints named, proved too severe for him, and
when prostrated it was, for the first time, found
alnaist impossible to rally him. His physician has
peremptorily directed him to abandon all on.
cial caresstif-a month or six week. and take a
sea voyage, and he is about to obey. To-morrow
lei will stmt. for Cuba, accompanied by Mrs. Oa
th! and-surgeon 64,iueral Phillipsf and will be at'.
seiiiiintil about the-bit or 17ith of January. He
'stilt probably leave a brief message to be sent to
the Idgislature, in ease he does not get back by
the time the session eonimences, and he can then
voincniinieato rani. , fully with the two Houses on
los . retorn. Tlo re us .1. , much solicitude felt for
him i,eri• during the la,l o, els: :old thew is a
1 t‘ •de-71:to•wl c 1 at illeatozi at ho loopo‘cti trip a,
it protoim., to rt.stote loin to 11-` :warn toorced
stand the oxneting duties of rho session.
Igoe no just appregiation
id the labor, pi-rforlin4l i Ili, loyal
thi‘ertioni during tilt' %Nat'. Th the him.
.ilredi• of tigin-gigl,i ~ 1 111 , 1 (;;,V Cllrtil: ha. or
ganized the tl.l‘t'llt e111 , 11:41111I 4,1111111R,I,o111: he
111111 1 ,, I,lle. 4,111`u d. maudiug the 2 r,aiii,t mire
and lain.' ion.. nein to decide I.o%eeld con-
Blain,-: of tin i• red it to he main
Low,' . ol Til.- iited to
,ii•k and a I,IOIIIIA 1114.
111 tb.• 1 . “1111 , 1- )11 till'. e% 0111i:1.1r , ..1.1 de
b.:Ova but .11111:11111T..1
:1,:t1 ;le eqr,gl:2lll , llod and -ilpporti.d
lqui• • :my azid 0%t , • umil3 r.,
II ntol , lll , Ill.li It lr.l tiotld to n.•l ittf
t,11: rott , talit tiVitoul- to biut by -.MUT!,
no relief :tom r.•ai oi imazinn
et in additioh to all these dm!, s
—none of %vll4'h he ever nezlected, s% netlwr tl:.•
application 1 . 3 me from the high official or tar
humble private; from the opulent or the lowl
he had all the affairs of State to attend to. and
)et hat (Imo' "all things well. - hit at a tearful
r , rwe. Nor 1- h. , aloneits the o%;aeli
e. of exhanAtirts; etr, (.05 Ihougi.
4.t.4 ?hi, .1 . ..41 dim:, lit- : Ito% ..t
Nfat !awl. , otr% :50d hi- twin but a le`iN
1;1.1, l'an:oni...l Ito in Wry , . to%.
Mot ton. W , ltichana. down, awl is To w
00 hip 5511) tl. VNII.t.•r in Ital . ) Goc ot If
lmni;. is :Dior tie the; trolin, in sear .1. health :
U. N.•%A,Yotk, and 1i . 00.-_.ltjtess•.,
111 IMAla , llellu...tts, an. WO. Inial.l,:
of Nev.,York, hap 5en.11,13 declined during
the last )ear. and or Curtin ewild not lise
another czar if vonipello.l to d:,-Ipirue :ih:t the
dutfi. of last 3ear. lie H ill no on lit. so)age
ixith the earnest prap•rg 1.1 Igoe peoplo for
lIIF ree,e,.•t-1. find rttuttnti.
At length the ~ ,rte ePf Ow 17th Pik. r.•gino•nt
returned, and Sly M1'4.11:010* it.ttlt•rrtttl sttun , ttr
by t; , 11 , 1 ( . 101 IG , Ne t..•l,cud l iv
11,0 ,•„unit 1,) 14 itinittrity.-
* Ullte. make+ the• let. , r}, e.qui , lete in Fran!
1111 latti .Itintlitt
4 , FL% Ell I.II . IIENT 41r ESI'II4)NI4.
thf Eilr,ws . 'he n
tht- awni ,•11 , t
(;rut,43 , she %/d*, 111.1,..,1 I don
that fa 414 ,11,.111, ,11,4• ‘,111411 p
lOW r. 1.111 adlil ite h r rainliil4ll , . l l . ." 11
ahil 1 .h - oulil like her t tell ute
eNtrataßalll , I, g.. 1114 oille
ilwoute the noutsure of extravagance, mid if so,
is the sin possible to thl),• 55 IV, have !to incomes
or whose ineener is illimitable like ever)
Amerwan, I am conking h ...sand to Iwing rich, I
desire definite ideas on the _subieet—esycially as
I have a ettnecienee. For the sake of brerity,
am willing to utak , the unimportant admission,
that nit one over is extras agant sure w0111.•11 and
dandies, which I colauten liberal. as I belong. to
one of the two classes. 1 has tried to get cor
rect ri.dions from the newspapers which I under
stand are popular educators, but their prolific
writers ramble.. me More than ever
To coin.. at once to the fountain head. is a wa
ter fall an extravagant..'' that it is an abomina
tion is conceded, but on what legitimate grounds
can an economist bewail it W 1 1 ,41 any moderate
rag-bag could supply a r illage r A recent writer
in tits "R. T." lamenting popular extraragance,
indulges in some very pointed remarks upon
"scarlet women," i.e the woman who wearsrt;tl
hoops and corsets. : - As I an aware bow facetious
a cettain gossiiicr can he on the , mbjeet of crino
rw,l will only ask if scarlet hoops ore ineom
patible with domestic economy arty more than
yellov, coat sleeve linings are incompatible with
patriotism, or if they nutty he considered any
stronger evidence that Satan's thousand years
hare begun As lire. Grundy has guessed by
this time. that I am a YRIS4` O . she w ill pardon my
inquiring it es en a l"tiak-ipeafe would dare intro
duce a m o dern wsanan auto it drama—and what
"effect rolls and cat , i would priihabl; lame hurl up
raa'a lion—and if the difference between the
leaders of nosier!' ••Ton" and such classical fe
males as Pamela arid Itelphoebe, (judging from
the descriptions MIMh remain of their draperies)
is a difference in extmaganee 011! that re
formers would classify. and nut confound abuses.
I should like to ask our much esteemed gossip
why it is that while women are universally ad
mitted to be more sprightly. witty and facetious
in conversation than men, and to be possessed of
a quicker and more subtle perception of happy
rflations and contrasts, they are never humorists!
'Oat while from the pen of the sterner sex we
lfase the most exquisite and tickling emiceits,
women's books are usually as serious as a sermon,
or, if they attempt the contrary. become stilted
--- -- .I would remark in this ennneetion that the fair
ones may console themselves her this laek by the
consideratiort-4-hat in all the important events of
' htb, they have decidedly the advantage, (of which
truth I Mice just been forcibly reminded by wit
nessing a wedding.) Does anybody enei think
anything about the groom on such oceasions
Does any one ever remark how interesting he
foap!--how handsome, (except in an. off-hand
way as a sort auxiliary to the praises 01 the
bride), or what a perilous ab•p he is taking
Docrony one ever write un essay, or a }windy,
or a treatise, setting forth the (-mirage and
turn he evinces in leaving the paternal roof, and
his own room, and his morning naps, and consign
ing himself and his wardrobe, awl his bread and
butter to the mercies of a
,sylpir in gauze and
ainflure? He makes his leap in the dark—Mona.
In conclusion allow me to give.some..advire
and "Irmo information to those who contemplate
spending the winter in Washington. It is cur.
rently reported that there are eight hundred per
fume besides freedmen in-this city hunting howl,'
and that the meeting of Congress will augment
the nuniber by from two to three thousand—
Strange as it may germ, in the face of this fact,
the newspapers teem with advertisements of hou
ses, and there are certain conditions upon which
a house may be secured immediately. 1f)ou are
a President, a Lieutenant General, a secretary,
orn Foreign Minister, you need o u t sleep in the
streets a night. If y o u can get bold of a very
strong piece of red tape leading through the heart
of Capt. NN ho collects rents for Govern
ment, and the heart of Gen. , %%silo - rents
and gives up houses for Government, mid connect
ing with some bureau or headquarters about to
be abandoned; if,l say, your get hold of this piece
of tape and pull very strong, you may get a house
in the course of dine. A more direct process is
to go to some estate agent, give him a hundred
dollars for the privilege of his attention, show him
your wallet filled, and prove }our ability and wil
liugness to pay the full value el a hous e f o r a
year's rent, and he'll show you the plan of the
very house you %%ant, give you the address and
the key, andimeket your money with the utmogt
To presence the unity of my remnrkB I wo,uld
like to return to my first base, and inquire detach
an expenditure should be consider/1 extravagant.
W.tFilisraoS, Nov. 23, 1e43. _
—Ex-Pro.nient. Prier ie 6rinttgly\ill--ohronic
—Gen. :kl.'Clellati ha. Concluded to .prod the
winter in Dre.den.
—GoN.ll , rlden ”fNartli Carahaa h. It itig, ill at
tah•igh in that p•tat.•
—Llenit..aalit t4en Graat has ht•aa hraltautly
arectaitafil n. tho roitti th , li tot Nie YOrk.
—A Ithl ik a , at the White 11.m.e .ht ti.t.turtta)
ttA pui.l.ol for ii ilio•oriom. I,larrltuor,
dalight , i of retie! S , i'l'etArY N1it1101')
a, ;tot .11(.14,81.41 1).7 father's re.
I'. , 01;11-.2, d With th, murder of
,lamb ('nave. newlitt,d 1.11
. ral Giant. I:..ip-rai H. W.. 101111
A rli.in.a•. I . ..it.tx
) ;.•Niavio his .11i
—Tnt• Itlait vouut3 to. b.• rm. ix ed
)11,11110T. $16.1 , r Th.` /11fIFIIID•Illelli of .14.1 in lin,th
G.-1. John Svt,,,h,•l.l.llr:s!a•iier Gya
I W linamti”, I;..r,•r:11. W. M
'..u• to Loup , . 41t1 a p.:see Irate
kentiiek . 16 note editor of
"Ile Nev. Ori.tts Crescent. and Maj: Gen. Frank
( lordlier 16 it local reportet uad~4 him.
I3urnsidP building a rnitrond iu ti ,
oil regions ten miles and a half long. , o }deli is to
iimp;eied da).. Sin hundred
men are in the ei-itt,truetion_,
--IZ , N. Dr. IS.' hert.A.t. Pre,i.kut Trim.
colh•ge, 11dr:ford, aA 011 1 - 11111. , , 1.ty
eketea ItiNtwp ..1 t he Profr , tarkt
01 lit , toi W 1 , 1 ,111 l'011101)1talliaj
th,,ito•iiiiig of the Vatted Statota
Court at I:lehmohd on the loth iii t., not a sin
gle hm)..r. rtia F. Conway)-ould he
adulated to pr:•tiee—the nreessary oath not hay
ing been taken:
—Brigham - A:wing has had a new revelation."
lie eql - 3K it iF the will of Grid that the sisters
should make their .m n bonnets and hats for
theulgelve- and taittilies. front straw and other
material ia , e,l n 1 the 1-tah
—rite I tro 1110 , rivt of Alaoamn *4.41* C. C.
Langdon t wigiver, Mr. Latlgalin is the firah,
;ay. the Nev, York Tribunr. v. ho *aid in the State
Convention ?hat einaocipation proclamation
of Pro;ident Lmoolo tho blacke.t act 'A hirh
illAriory reel Wile..
-110a,John Kelm,. M. t' elect ironi the
,sprinctield. diqriet. hie heard
pt,pal-3t , .. - y to szokruz 'to IVoglilletiOl. Fie W.lll
under a m - it-ilillitlpted oath not t.. .JlaVe until
had killed tv.,;•nt)•fise loillmlla . cker, The twen
t)-fittli 111.1 u droppelt.
curtin arrived hem,. ou Tuesday week
from Sew York. but is toe ill to attend the Exe
euthe .•u the hill. During . his ab.
senee Secretary Sliti•r wax acting t.rnor, and
we presume lie will eontinue to attend to the !In
ties until the Go%ernor recovers his health.
Tyni; was we disheartened by the
destruction of his church by tin• on Tuesday. that
he said - to a repo' ter of one.of the dailies, N%ho
endeavored to procure some information from
him., All is she labor of my life is dots
ended : that churell xs ill never Its ',built, and I
1 , , is): ton Nt Wild let shoo• "
—nonesal Lee, it is said, has made arrange,
merits for the publication of a military history of
the rebellion. whieh he is to write., Buchanan
has already vollitten Um story of its inception. It
only remains fwg',leff. Davis to- give to account
'of his administration, and we shall has. the si:idn
plete %less of the rebellion from a rebel stand
point, forming a valuable addition to the "Curi
osities of Literature.-
-I.'rotii a eireular riiiiiioed by the friends of
thP deceased, the death of Dr. William Irvin,
American Consul at Amoy. China, is announce - 41.
1)r. Iryiu %%Hit to China eighteen months
and died %%bile -devoting himself professionally to
the eery ice of the Celestials during the prevalence
of the eldent- in Auguist last lit• was a
guished plo skimp in Central l'ennsylvania, where
he n.as extensively known and very popular.
—We published 41. few days ago solar resoln
thlulls i11trA111 . 4 . 1.1 111t0 the Senate of Tenini,see..le
elating Juff,rBmt Davis, J. 31. Miusua. II M T.
limiter. Robert Toombs. Roach Cobb, Judah
Benjamin, John Slidell and Robert E. Lee, to lie
infamous traitor. worthy of death, and not tit
object., of national eleniency Since klien the res
ylll6,ll4 hare been takeo up. debuted, amended
by including the maws of ;fames Ituzliamm and
John C. Breckinridge. and ['ivied by .a vote of
yeast oats a.
POLITICA 11, INTELLIGENCI
--l'he I,,ng-Curry Simon- p urr Copperhead
tiekrt reren - 441 just unr Vide'
—The lowa I,,uislature till stand in joint
ballot Republicans. 1211; I Mumerats..2o Roptib.
Ilium majority, !Oil. 7
—The Democratic State Central Criminate ham
fixed the 4th Of March a l eCtlie day tor holding the
next Dl.llloeratic State Convention.
—.loln T. IlotThaw has been nominated for
Mayor, and Rivhard O'Gorman for Corporation
Counsel, by thr Mummy Democravy of INew
—General Cox's offieial majority over Ilforgan
hich is from 150 0. to It'oo Icsa than
the majorities of the remainder of the I
—lt is stated that full 'went ! , of the Mrt) yen•
Mors elected to the Massachusetts LeMslettre,
are in fas or of temperance legislation. The
!louse stands in aMmt the 0111110 proportion.
—Returns from the• lair. Colorado election come
in slottlt. hut sufficient have been eeened to in
au-nw the election of the whole Union ticket,
with Gil" for Governor and Minima for Con
—Luke R Poland, Chief Justice of Vermont,
has been appointed U. S. Senator by Governor
Dillingham, to fill the vacancy caused by Mr. Col
lamer's death. Hon. John Pierpont has been sip . -
pointed to sueored Judge Poland. - -
-The official majority of Ward, Uuion candi
date fin. Governor in New Jersey is 2,7;39 ; Mc-
Clellan carried the elate last year by 7,301, which
shows a ('pion gain of Ity - rio. The increase - of
the totatvote over last year is 3.5 at.
—At Mozart Hall, Tuesday eviming week. Fer
tiando Wood was nominated for Mayor, but de
"dined. Mr. JohnHeCker was then nominated.
RiChard O'Gorman was nominated for Corpora
tion Counsel. The latter has been nominated by
the TELltithillly Democracy.
—The following are' the Congressmen elected
in Alabama: First District, C. C. Langdon; Sec
ond District, George C. Freeman Third District,
Cenull A. Bartle.; - Fourth District, Joseph \V.
Taylor: Fifth District, Col. Shield. In the Sixth
District the returns are incomplete.
—The 'Hichinond inquirer says that the South
ern CougresiMien "will stand aloof if the House
is organized without them; and if the debate
threatens to be protracted and excited, they will
leave the capital. and await at their homes- the
Congress to send for them before they trouble
—The Florida Convention has annulled the or
dinance of secession, abolished slavery, declared
that no person shall be incompetent to testify as
witnesses, on account of color, in any matter
wherein a colored person is concerned,. repudid- -
ted the State debt contracted in support of the re
bellion, amended the constitution in other re -
pects, and adjarned.
—At present negroes are allowed to rote in
only six States, viz: Maine. New Hampshire and
Vermont, subject to the same conditions as white
no•u: in-Massachusetts the; most be ante . to read
wd mite: in Rhode Island, must be %%oral' one
lonnirvd inuLthirteen dollars in real estate:. in
:. s V irk, must be worth too hundred and filo
dollars us er nil
sey v er y opportunely. , Lt
the 'term of Governor
Wald. a inch coutinenres January 17, and VIM
-601..8 three years, do re are to be appointed. four
Wit of six Judges of the Court of Appeals, ill/W
-ing oinive sfx )rttro, a Chancellor, preilling tit or
the (hurt of eliaurer. se; en yeam a Chief Jus
tice and three Itge , o6l.lVi , MIL of 4 iX, and-an Attor
-11,A441.•ra1, each holdingattireeeten years.
these. are the clerks, surrogates and sheriirs
of counties, sixty-three officers in all, who will he
elected in 1 , .07 for a tertu of five years. The
11epolilieure• willrho- , get control or Th. 1111-
portant offieed hi the State:
.11 I 'ATARI( INTELLIGENCE.
-4ion. Sickles relies - es tik;ii. (liluinro in I
Drisatitioilt of Sirup' Curolhai.
—('ol. ° Chipl4;an, late Judge Advoeat. , of tt
Wirz Military Cornrniggion, haR resigned.
-general Kilpatrick reveised the brPiers
ISi-lu:idler and Ginieral in thi• reguliir ;inn
I , A tst , his 4tgiiiranient 71.$ 1 i rto Chi!
—Major tienend .Sreele. jut res timed iron) hi
command on the Rio Grande. a La...i.goal t.; tie
co:on - fatal of the department of )regon, iu pine
of General Wright. loot "ti tits - Brother .Jon:
—We hate received reports of the inceeespf
the Imperialists in Mexico. There doe, not bl'em
to be any intention upon the part of the Imperi
alists to evacuate. The Empress had left the cap
ital for Yucatan. - The ex-rebel .General Magru
der has been appointed Imperial Snrvesor Gen
eral of Colony Lands.
—Adjutant General RussMl has furnished a list
of the I'etins)lvaiiiii regiments not , : aetuall) iu
ilit• Geld, with their Meat mie. .ere of fol
lows: 47th in6tatr2., at Charlt...,toa, tS. C.; :i-th
do., at Winchester. Va.. 77th It., Victoria. Tt,-
a.: ii'sth do., near Washingtna, D. I'.: 195th
do., near Wasi»ngton. I'. U. '?l4th do .
I). C.; 19th cavalry, Baton Rouge, La.:
'2.,1 artillery. various parts of Virginia:
—The Washington Star says : All of the reg
ular cavalry regiments (except the :ith. *detach
ments of AMA are In: doh at WaMington.._('tun
berland, Maryland, and Nashville. Tennessee)
have been ordered to report to Gin. Sheridan.
and will he assigned to duty under Gen. Merritt.
at Sao Antonio. Texas, The ordering of these
troops to rexas, lean ism:l.4ol'rd considerable
speculation, and is looked upon by - some as hav
ing an important bearing relative to alltdrs in
Mexico. It is probable, bowel, er, that the cav
alry are assigned to Texas anerel) because that
arm of the service can be emploled to better ad
vantage there than infantry. The ld and 3d reg•
intents of regular cavalry are now hi _Maryland,
thii.lth in Tennessee, and the let and 6th in New
We print below a copy of the tateildreturns of
our State election, held 1114 month. as compiled
by the Secret'ary of State. It NN ill be seen that
General Hartranft has,a majority of which he
marinstly feel proud. Th.. titbit; rs ill he useful
Mr future refeience, and it w ill show at a glance
the large Union gains in the various districts:
2 633 2.647 2.634' 2:647
11.139 6.650 11.162 j .6.5.1!1
2,2.00 2,206 2 5417
; 2.212 1,496 2,244 , 1,500
2 431, 2 5.,0
&411 -103)01.; 4,030' 10 015
2.214 - 1,773, 2171' 11'4
5.212 2 3 01 5,199' 301
5,77. 6,131 t 5,71 , 6 149
2,6 , 3 2 361 ' 2,691 2.361
1957;2 ' 716 1 9H, 2,71 9
2:. 211 207
1 Ill' 1,619 1,112. 1.590
1 noir r 1
(..11 ra a..
Craw f, ird..
I 11111 l 11(411012.
2 713 :?.'!XI 2.743 2'1.17,
• 7.974 4 9 17 7,060, 4,932
1 177 1,16(7 • 1,178 1 922
I3(17 2, 0 '7 1,309 2 0-1
3427. 1.785 1.42(11 1.805
1.591 3,(X/7„ 1.5 8 9 3,010
2,907 4.194/' 12 ' 1 22
• 3,269 3,710 • 3.2831 3 .713
3,201 4 838 . 3,2 8 1
2,647, 1.333, 2018: 1.332
237 539 1 2313 544
3 847 2 03) 3 - 8442,011
' 3,011 1 8 3,67 u • 3,110 - 21.002
3,0,13 3.190 '1,013 :1,:A17
092, '1,4 • 690 814
77' 50 ' 7 8 , 55
1,407 2,342 1,402. 2323
2:502 1,389 2,503 1,598
3,739 • 1,11201 3,732 1.010-
~ 1,741, 1.141' 17.117'1,677
3200 1.405. 1,259 1.-107
5,970 11.4111 5 90:2
64 923 • 2.210 919
3,132 1,903 3,018, 1,900
3:.47 4.131: 3,508' 4,516
0,126, 0,914 (1,110 6,908
3 192 :817 3.133 1 3,438
581 144„ 508 310
3. a. 2 2,011' 35841 2.744
1.308 1,515 3.3403: 1,321
. 411. 1,420 411, 1,901
910 6 , 939 5,0_64097,2
L.:..17 1,209 , 1 8471 1, ,
2,772 4,71(1 2,167, 719
2,424 2,843 2,419' 2 84:1
2.2871 '3(Xl;'; 2 047
4 9 ,059' 39,831 4 9 . 9 24 39'021
, 231 821 «16 '799
7921 270 795. 2 263
60?_' 10 , 31 980: 0,945
, 3.390' 1412 2,577 1.411
- 431,11 I -1,120 '
312 58 1 3 306: 3- , 5
'3 292' 1.999 3.2881 1,7. e,
3,191 905 3,19(1 0 30
1.5931 1,133. 1.5 8 4 1 147
2.011 072,5 2 606 2 292
1,734 971 1 719: 959
. 4 4871 3.949 4,466 3 914
1,5771 1,913 1,567: 1.915
Lyentina, - •
141ontgontery. . •
Somerset - • ..
: 4' :
•••• • • • •
4.0.41, 5,0:6 4.0iL0 5 to?
4! 1.261 1,2111
~... 4,364 6 91: 4 564! 6,92
1 2,900 . 9.15,740 M 7,967 215,9P1
Mere., nrunty 123 votes for W. H. H. Dills.
ADDEJESS OF SCHI7YLEIt COLFAX
Mr. Colfax was serenaded In Washington on
Saturday evening a week, and in reply to the
complini.ut made the following speech: '
' MY FRIENDS: I thank you tar this pleasant
serenade with which you welcome me on my re
turn to this sphere of public duty. Since 1 left
here Piave travel!d, as younre all aware, many
'thousands tif miles ver the plains and mountains
-10 the Pacific sl !. and up that :oast to the
British pos. , :ession4 in the Northwest: but I IA ill
not detain you wit any allusions to the scenery
or ineide , .t . asrhave already promised to spent
in regard to them in this city next month.'
My thoughts more naturally turn this ovenitic
to the auspicious condition of our country now,
as compared with the closing of the last Congress.
Then all alien and hostile flag waved over cities
and forts, and camp and regime: e, and we went
home in March to assist in raising more troops,
called for by the President. Now therm is peace
over all the land, and the flag of the Republic
waves unquestioned over every acre of our.-na
tional domain. We never knew the value of our
institutions till the hour of iheir peril. If vie had
filled there would have been no resurrection' from
the tomb or nations: but - thanks to our heroic de
fenders, un Gilllll.il V, ill 0 rite the histor!. of our
I shall hail the day when all the States shall. re
volve in their appropriate orbit around the 'Cen
tral Government. and when we can behold them
" distinct as the billows, but one as the sea. — lint
we cannot forget that history teaches us it vi as
eight years after th,e surrender of Yorktown in the
revolutionary wak though our lathers were of
one' mind as to its heces9ity, before the Constitu
tion was adopted. and the Union established. It
is auspicious,that the ablest Congress that has set
here thiring my knowkdge of public affairs meets
neat month to face and settle the 11110111ellif1114
4uestions which shall bebethre it. It will not be
governed by ally spirit of revenge, but solely by
duty to the country. I have 1111 right to antic].
pat. its action, nor do I hind myself to any in
floxiblo and unalterable policy. These ideas oc
cur to me, and I speak of them with the frank:
Hess vuih which vie should always exprCgs our
views. Last March. when Congress adjourned,
the States lately in rebellion were represented in
a hostile Congress and Cabinet, devising isms
and means for the destruction of this CHU litry. It
may not be Laterally known, but 'it has been re
prated to HIV ill 'the tv simony of in , mbers of the
sir culled Contoder.ite that Gen. J.oe—
the military head Of the rebellion—declared last
Febritart , in his official character, that tie 1,11-
teat utterly hopele”: but their Congre,,iaiDl
Cabinet determined to Continue the struggle. and
:10,1'00 melt fell niter that time. nn both nide~. in
the battleq around Richmond. Peter:lmre, I'i',.
Fork,. and on other• hattle•lielde.
Since the adjournment of the rnited -State,:
11, , t r itri army laid down its %%, , ,tpous :
lot h abandoned their colors:
,ot ("ohm armirs Lonquert.4l peace—nut 1,3
folnpromi, ,nr involoutar3 suloni,lot,. but I,
',Jo , or arm, :i1 , 1111! 1,1 tbee , • uo•mber , 01 lite.
called Cuuti•deratc Com!sc,g, Nho.atouradjourn
lucid lad March. Here ,truuuliug, to blot I hi , Be
public a+ a nafq , ,k.i from the map of the 1,1 rh 1
propose, 1 undetistand, T., enter rongres , i int the'
oneuinz day of lii•lilessitat. next month. and resume
their timer f3ll 4 illeSii or goc , raing this country.
they .itritiMcil so earnestly to ruin. They say
they hare lost no rinlits It seems the horning of
Cite ships 44 . 1017r1•011Illteret• unkhe IWYIIII. s.tarving
pri Doer on the I itl. and raring armies to destroy
the natiou LNlntld impair song. of these riglifi till
their new voveymnents were recognized by Con
gress. The Cimstitution, which seems Wanted
for erery emergency, gives to each Ihatse the ex
tight to judge of the ivialificatiolo; of the
returns of its members, and I apprehend
the, w exclei , that right
t ' ,ac Ira
111,1; sit, kVA on res . 4lll , trM . -
.bdiii-on prescribed certain notion
lot these State: 1%1111.1i he deemed indcpriisable
for their re.toration to •their former relation• to
tho ti‘eriationt, Whirl, I think onlinentlS'
:Lod pat Hot:c.
I'nst._lll:a their Coineritiong hurdd doolare
void—not as sonw hate done, merely repealing
them. but ; t,.ullit -1 tt ithont any foree and efleet.
Second. that their Legislatures should ratify
the Constitutional Aniendinent aboli4hing slavery.
that this cans, of dige..ll , loll and rebellion might
be iitterb extirpated.
Third. That the% should formally nriiiidiate the,
rehel debt—though by its terms it would be a long
widie bemre it fell due—Llaiiighter and applati•ej
—as it was to be payable six wont hs alter the rev
:emit-ion of the I ontederaey to the I States.
This remind- me of an old ft nonl in Indiana, who
said he liked to give his pa% able ten
after con% [Applause and laughter.] Bat
there are other terms on which ,.l think. there is
no division amongst the loyal men of the Union.
tiNt. That the Declaration of Independence
recognizedms the law of the land : and
every man. alien and ratite, white and black,
protected in the inalienable and Itod.givin rights
of life. liberty. and tile pursuit of happiness. Mr.
Lincoln. in that Emancipation, Proclamation,
w Inch is the proudest ti reath in his chaplet lit
hiltH% 1// , / 14) . /1 gave freedom - to the , htC de
clared that the Gown:limit would maintain that
fleedow. pplaww.] IVe cannot abandon them
and leave them 11 , fi . iie,k . 'S at the mere% of their
fi:rmer owners; ttol mist be protected in their
rights: ~f person and preperty. and these freemen
mutt have the right to sue in courts of justice for
all just claims, mid to testify also, so as to have
security against outrage and w•rinig. 1-'all them
Ir:wine:Lind freedmen; th u s last phrase might hate
answered before their freedom was fully ,:tablish.
cd, but they should he regarded now iv freemen
of the Republic.
Second The one ndnients to their State consti
tutions, which base been adopted by many of their
conventions so reluctantly under the pressure of
despatches from the President and Secretary of
state, should be rallied b) a majority of their
'won't.. We all know that but a small portion of
their voters participated in the election of dole-
gates to these conventions—and nearly if not all ,
of tlw conventions have declared them in ferret
without a ratification ofthe people. When thiS
crisis has paised they not turn around and
say that these were adopted under duress, by del
egates elected by a negro vote. under Provisional
Governors and military authorities, and never
ratified hr a popular vote 1 And could they not
turn our own anti-Lecomptou argument against
'lts, and insist, as we did, that - a constitution not
ratified by the-people may have legal effect. but
tin moral effect wfiatever
Third. 'lite President has Un all occasions in
sisted that they should elect Congressmen who
could take the oath preiwribed by the act 0f,16-
11•2—but in defiance of this, and insulting to the
President and the country, they have, in - a
majority of instatwes, voted down mercilessly
1 - nion men is ho could take the oath, and elected
those who boasted that they could not, would n o t,
and would feel disgraced if they could. Without
mentioning names. (nu) gentleman elected in Ala
bama by a large majority - declared-. in his address
to the people before the election, that the iron
pen of libuiity would record the Emancipati o n
net an the most monstrous deed of cruelty that
ever darkened the annals of any nation;' and an
other line who ;wowed that he gave all possible
aid and comfort to the Rebellion, denounce,/ the
Congiens of P-_41•2 as guilty in enacting such , an
oath. The South is filled with mru who call take
the oath. It declares that "I have nut volunta
rily taken part in the Rebellion." Every con
script i t , th e Southern army can take that oath
because he was forced into the ranks - by the eon
tlel tption act, and Ci cry matt who stayed at home,
and refused to accept a - civil or military office,
could take that oath. .130 these were not tite
r:lde, of the States lately in rebellion.
Fourth. While It moat be expected that a 'M
aori!) of these States will cherish. for years, per-
Imps. their ti(elings of disloyalty, the country has
.1 light to expect that betbre their members are
admitted to share in the government of this coun
Ili. a (dear majority of the people bf each of
these States should give evidence of their earnest
and cheerful toy —not by such 4ecches as are
••0 COIIIIIIIIII, that they submitted the, issue to the
arbitrament- of war—that they are willing i to
stand by and to fight for the, flag of the country
against all its enemies, at hot& or abroad. [Ap
The dan g e r now is in too much precipitation.
Let us rather i "make haste slimly," and we can
then hope that- the foundations of ynr Govern
ment, us ben thus reconstructed on the basis of in
disputable lositlty. will be a's eternal as the stars.
[Applause.] In President Johnson I have tun
shaken confidence. I cannot forget that in the
Semite, at the opening of the rebellion, he was
the only Southern Senator' who denounced it and
its oricinators—"Faithful among the faithless
found." [Applause.] Nor can I tbrget that,
when-on his way from the. Capitol to his home,
insulted though he was at many railway - stations,
he Beset- faltered in his devotion to the Union.—
Nor Can I forget his speech when Military Gov
ernor of Tennessee to a mass meeting of the ea,
lured men at Nashville, in which he declared that
"he desired that all men shotabilisve a fair start
and-equal chance in the race of life. and let loin
succeed who liar the most merit." You all re
meinher his speech to the colored regiment of the
District of Columbia, when he repudiated that
stereotyped declaration, "that this is a white
ovembtir 29, 4.80.-7--
man's country alone," and insisted that it was -`
theirs also. You remember, also, his remarks to
the South Carolina delegation, "that the only right
system was to protect all men, both white and
black. in their persons and property, and that if),
they get general principles right, detailctual
laterals would follow." We all remember, too.
his earliest despatches to these SOuthern convert.
tions, his setting aside the RichMond elections
when a disloyal Mayor and Common Council
were, chosen. and that he has signed the death
% arrent ot . e% ery one who has been convicted of
compirac3.. The great Union organization of the
country carried it successfully, aided by our he
uric defenders, through the perilous crisis of the_
pastfew years. Our beloved martyr President
leaned upon it in the darkest hours. It stood by
the national emcee unfalteringly. _lt voted down
the Chicago platform, which declared the war to
be a failure, and which demand - id a cessation of
hostilities. • The people well placed the whole
power of the Government in its hands—Execu
tive, legislative, and judicial—and 'reaffirmed it
b) the brilliant victories of this fd'ii. Let na em.
ulate the example of its friends in all the States;
let us study unity in the .light of duty, and I _
lieve that the Executive and legislative depart
ments of the Government, when they compare
views together, willeordially co•opperate in the
great work before us all, unarm act that the faun.
Mitions of our Union, wisely and patriotically re
constructed, shall be eternal as the ages.
With a hearty acceptance by the South of the
nen' situation, I rejoice to believe that under a
sptem of paid free labor, and respecting the
sights of freemen, it-will go forward in a career
of'of prosperity, wealth and progress unparallelled
iu it previous history.- It has a more genial
clim-• than we have in the colder North—a wider
range of productions—for it ELMS cotton, tobacco,
rice and sugar, which commands such high prices
now in the markets of the world, and it has
boundless water-power almost entirely unimprov
ed. Rid now of the shiftless system of slave la
bor. it a ill, with his has girt anew, rival us in
the rave of prosperity.
In conclusion, I can but echo the words of one
mart} red President, in his last inaugural, on the
Op,. of the capitol: " With malice toward none:
nith charity for all: but with firmness to do the
right. an. God gives us to see the right," and all
8111 be well.
An important arrest, says the New York Tri
bune. of the 21111., was effected in Brooklyn last
Tuesday. the particulars of which have been sup
pren,sed op to this time. The Treasury Depart
mental ,Washington have long been aware that
the fulroos,,s.if counterfeiting greenbacks and pos- -
tal rorrency has been carried on to an alarming
extent at difhtent points throughout the country ,
lua s their endeavorito arrest the,gu ilty parties
bane, ith a few exceptions, been attended with
failure or only partial success. One exceedingly
ukilitill engraler of bogus poutaLcurrency has
been e=peeially . marked a= the most dangerous
operator, ina-mneh as his execution ix as KO per.
Wet! as frequently to dec.•if e even the tioVeril•
: and the boldness of the counterfeit.
er was ullinut as great as 1118 skill. The-man in.
question is an English engraver by the name of
chart., J._ Roberts. The best Gover n ment
detectives have been on his track for six months,
succeeding in finding him, until last Tues
day, his arrest was-atrected in Brooklyn by
Messrs. R. U. Lowell and A. J. Otto, detectives
in ill, Treasury Department. with the assistance
of Mr. Ale Waters of the Twenty-Sixth Metro
The operations of Roberts hate been mainly
sonfined to Philadelphia, in the suburbs of which
city his -money mill' was situated. The Inst
counterfeit plates which he made, and which, in
an indirect manner, led to his arrest, were copies
of the latest issue of fifty cent postal currency.
They lire of steel. and the impressions from them
is so beautiful and perfect, auto be entirely undis
tingunshahle fnnut that of the gamine
ynnn thi- counterfeit. the criminal artist had ex
erted Ilia skill with the must elaborate patience
and precision. intending to make it in everysense
a perfect resemblance, which would even escape
the suipicioa of the Government detectives.
But, though an engraver, Roberts was not a
printer. His plate was perfection, but unaided,
- or assisted only by mediocre printers. he could,
not produce an impression equally perfect. 'lle,
tlwmfore, left Philadelphia a short time ago to
seek the services of a Brooklyn printer whom he
understood to have been -in the counterfeiting
business, and who was, well known to - be a me
, ehanie of extraordinary skill. Unluckily for the
English operator, this printer was in the service
of the Gm eminent detectives. who were, there
fore, promptly informed of the whereabouts of „
the game for which they had so long been in pur
Messru. Ls4ll and Otto, with other detectives,
accordingly uurprinuql Roberts in his Brook]; n
residence on Tuesdaymornitg last at 9410 - . The
counterfeiter made a desperate resistance, Rt% ear
ing that lie would die sooner than b . t. taken ; but
the detectives Were to many for him. He was
knocked down. disarmed, and ! speedily lodged in
the Raymond street jail.
The arrest was kept a profound secret. to give
the decteethes time to effect the seizure of the
phitestiiiils. and counterfeit money. aVently man
ufactured at Phih.delphia, Much they were una•
ble to di. prior to the arrest. They also knew of
in the fradulent curreitrv, which the
mann facturer had brought with him to Brooklyn, -
and which they hoped to procure. After lodging
the prisoner in confinement, they immediately set
our for Philadelphia, found the mill, and seized
it= emit - ems, comprising the plates, tools,`prenns
es, ii.:50,000 worth of the fraudulent currency, all
in stl cents postage stamps. Some of itvvas man
- unfinished state, but the detectives declare that
the completed issues would have deceived them
instantly, that they would never have doubted
their genuineness. But they were outwitted by
the prisoner, so far as the ceunterfeitsWete con
cerned. During the absence of his captors, Rob
erts managed to have the following letter Con
veyed to his mistress an confederate:
By t o oK urs, November —.1865.
MARY Please go at once when you receive
this, and tell Louisa to come and see me at once.
Tell tar to &an things away lam at Raymond
str.Nt jail. Please go some round-about way. and
take care nobody follows you. Tell Louisa to
keep cool. lam all right. Du this right away,-
please, to-night, and oblige yours,
CHARLES J. ROBERTS.
Lloyd; eur. North 1.,t and 3d streets, Brooklyn, D. D.
This note was conveyed to the above address
by the bnither of the Sneriff who had the prison
er in charge, whence it reached "Louisa,' who,
of course, " cleaned things away,'.' much to the-,
disappointment of the dytectives, when they call
ed for the purpose' of making the seizure. The
guilty brother of the Sheriff has fled, and has thus
tar effected his escape.
Tie detectives are now In pursuit of a confed
erate of Roberts' and they are quite confident of
soon capturing him. Since his incarceration,
Robert. has confeithed everything. sags that
the plate which has been seized was intended for
Lis final and greatest effort. If the detectives
had only lield off for another week, he would have
made Sltio,ooo, and been in Europe enjoying it.
We understand that Roberts' new counterfeits, to
the extent of **20,000. are already afloat.
Overton. the-counterfeiter of 25-cent stamps,
%vim was arrested soon• time ago-, pleaded guilty
.t Friday last. Roberts *lll also probably be
speedil3 convicted, and; as he is not so fortunate
as to have a %%ire and nine children," there is no
likelihood of his receiving the hasty pardon which
Is an recently granted to Antonio Rosa, a similar
Tilr. BONNET -QuesTice.c.—The Philadelphia
North American states that the ladies of that
fashionable eit} are rebelling against the winter
fmhion for bonnets. The principal of a whole
sale millinery house informs it that hiyustomers
never purchased "bonnet frames" witfl'equal re
luctanee. The buggy-top pattern requires a large
amount of material, and makes a,very small show
for it. MOrenver the show, when it is made, is
an3thing but graceful. To construct a bonnet
over the gig-top frame requires three-lourths of
a yard of material, with ribbons, and lace, and
flowers ad infinitum- The small bonnets of last
summer, that made quite as much display and
were ten-fold more graceful, required less than
half a }nrd of material. The consequence ia that
the fashion dictated to the ladies is not accepted
as fashions generally are, and that a good many
dames and demoiselles are in open rebellion; and
refuse to accept the dispensation of the Empress
Eugene for the }ear of our Lord 1865. This
very unacceptable mode makes the millinery
- trade comparatively dull; and many a discarded
bonnet will be revamped this winter, that,-were
the fashions more acceptable, could find ita way
into the rag hag.,
M IXIMILIAN has ordered all his forces concen
trated at the City ~f 3lexico, Vera Cruz and Sdn
Lois Potosi. The Empress bud decided to re
turn to Europe. The Mexican people are expec
ted to rise en masse, and take measures to pre
vent any further advance after the French troops
have arrived at their places of concentration. A
City of Mexico letter to the Courrier dcs Etats
Unis slates that the besieging army at Matamoras
is composed principally of American adventurers,
and that the men, ammunition and guns all came