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Dates from St. Louie to Oct. lOtb, and froi-n Now York to Oct. 6tl_. By Overland Mail yesterday we received the following intelligence : The National Dorse Fair at Kalamazoo. Michigan — Trottinz Match Between Dexter and Patchen. Kalamazoo, October sth.— The National Driving Park this afternoon was the scene of intense enthusiasm or extraordinary excitement. It is utterly impossible to ■trim an estimate in reference to the number in attendance which would be anywhere near correct. None put it below 13,009, while many are sanguine that it would reach 80,000. There was certainly more than double the numb „ present than there was in Chicago, In the trot between the same horses. t The track was in as go d condition as it possibly could be. Early in the morning it had been sprinkled, and during the forenoon the scraper and a large roller were kept busy in making ■ smooth, hard surface. The weather, too, was delightful. It could not possibly have been better, there was no wind. The sun shone down smilingly and *-__■* «**»■ the crowd and upon the celebrities of the turf, and not a cloud nor even a specie upon the horizon threatened any disagreeable change. Under such circumstances it would be unkind in Dexter to disappoint the thousands who had traveled so far to witness something which they had never seen before, and probably never will again. It was an occasion which deserved a cre_t effort, if there ever was such an occasion, and outside ef al! other considerations was the fact that upon this same course, seven years ago. the little bay mare, the queen of the turf, |>erforme<J the wonderful feat which made ber name immortal the world over, and which has never yet b:en equaled. It was the ambition of Dexter's owner to equal the time made by Flora Temple, though he scarcely dared hope for such a result. There were none so sanguine of Dexter's prowess .is to invest their money on it. They knew he had made 2:13 under saddle, but they knew also that his quickest time in harness was -_:t*-2_, and it was hardly reasonable to expect an improvement of almost three seconds on his best time heretofore. Betting wa? altogether on time, ranging from 2:20 to •2:2!. there being none above or below those figures, the majority of tbe bets be.c- that li? would not make a mile In 2:21. 7! leae wi-rc t.'_en in large amounts, and er. Immense sum chaagsd ownership on the rejiuit. Patchen wai the first to mate his appearance on the track. He trotted leisurely up to the stand, when the ju-lgc introduced the celebrated driver, Eoff, and his e*roa_3* celebrated steed, i irking that Patches would ' br. the" king of the turf, an opinion which was hardly w.-edited by any one except the learned ju Ige. A few minutes afterwards Dexter's white feet came tripping toward the stand, and the people held their breath and gazed with unmistakable admiration upon the swift-footed hero of the day. Doble was introduced, also, and nothing but the oft-repeated caution of the judges prevented a spontaneous outburst of enthusiasm as the name of the " ting of the turf" was pronounced. The introductions over, the usual preliminaries of a race having been transacted, the " war-ning up " process, etc., the bell tapped as a si_n_l to prepare for the commencement of the contest which was to detract from or add to the fame of the " bright particular star" ta the trotting-firmament. .First Heat After scoria.: once the word "Go" was given, and the horses were sent off for the heat. Dexter had the lead, as they passed the score, by nearly a length, but he had not struck Lis gait, and the stallion, trotting a3 though he meant business, had fully made up the disadvantage under which he started out. Be- ■ fore reaching tue turn, as the flyers turned their faces for the quarter stretch, there was not an inch difference in their position, end during the whole quarter the same blanket would have covered them both. In this position they passed the quarter pole in 37 1-5 seconds, and set out on the back stretch. Almost immediately alter leaving the pole Dexter made an extra effort, and in the space of one hundred yards had made a gap of two lengths between himself and the stallion. The latter, however, recuperated a little on the last half of the backstretch, an i as Pewter passed the halfmile pole, in the slow time of 1:15 1-5 seconds, Patclien was only a length behind, but the favorable prospects of the horse were of only momentary duration. In less time than it takes to chronicle the fact, the brown gelding was again more than two lengths in advance, a position which was maintained until the horses passed the third pole and turned for the home stretch. The tret down the stretch was beautiful. Patchen made a tremendous burs: of speed for a distance of a dozen rods on the upper end of the las! quarter and nearly collared the '• king," but he let up again as they neared the score, and Dexter passed under the rope six lengths the leader, breaking a3 his head reached the score, hud making the mile in the very ordinary time of 2:27. Patchen made the mile in 2:25"-. Second Heat — Chore was no jockeying and no attempt to gain the advantage of a length on the start. The horses came tearing down towards the score aud passed with Dexter less than a length ahead. The manners of the little gelding indicated that he was really in earnest. He never turned his head to see where Patchen was, but looked forward with head erect, and settled himself down to a gait which set spectators to staring. At the turn he had gained two lengths, and was Increasing the distance at every stride. There was ne let up to him en this heat. At the quarter pole Dexter was fully six lengths in front of the stallion, the quarter having been made in ',)& seconds. From the quarter polo to the halt the little brown gelding still further Increased his gait and tbe distance, making the half-mile la Ltls and the second quarter in 15 seconds, leaving Patchen eight or nine lengths In the rear. Down the lower stretch Pol fcr some reason, undoubtedly a good one, palled the flying gelding back, and Patchen held his own for the distance of one-eighth of a mile. The third quarter consumed 86 second?.. The trotting down the homestretch on the part of Dexter was a fearful burst of speed. On, on he came, fairly skipping over the ground, heedless of the Immense crowd who lined the fences and were watching his movements with bated breath and protruding eyes. His whole strength, every muscle of bis body, was strained to its utmost tension, and as he madly rushed with lightning speed pa -i the great crowd there was an irresistible hum of admiration, and then all eras silent as a graveyard at midnight, for every man and evury woman was impatient to hear the announcement of the time. The heat had been in 2:21}-, and the last quarter in 'M J lesojjds, equal to 2:15. Pdtchen had just time to reach the distance pole as Dexter completed his mile, and his time was put down at 2:_S}. Third Heat— The hopes of the friends of the brown geiduii* were high, for he has tho reputation of making his hut heat the quickest one. The horse got off on the first start, Dexter half a length in advance, passing the score with a speed which betokened a wonderful result. Again be placed a gap of two lengths between himself and his contestant before they reached the turn, an I again, with greater speed than before, he pushed forward for the quarter pole, the distance Increasing perceptibly as he i;-. ..- d the termination of the quarter stretch. At the center of the stretch he had gained four lengths, and this distance was doubled as the pole was passed, the stretch having been trotted in Ssl seconds, the best time of the race, patchen never gained an inch during the heat, but, on the contrary, lost ground every second, although he was trotting admirably and honestly; but the great speed of Dexter was too much for him, and he succumbed gracefully. The next quarter of the heat was made in '6' } seconds, and the half mile in l:10f. Without a break, a skip or a halt of any kind, (he proud " King" came thundering on, making tbe third quarter in 3:46"-, and Patchen a distance in the rear which it would be hard to correctly compute — a distance which be could not recover from had he tbe spec 1 of the. swiftest locomotive that ever steamed over a railway track. Under the skillful manipulations of Dohie, arid urged a little as he neared the score, the wonderful beast kept up ni* gait and plunged under the rope, making the' first quarter In 85J seconds, and the mile In 2:2lJ the greatest feat of bis brilliant career in harness, and only one and a half seconds behind the time made over that same ground by Flora Temple, when the track was In better condition than it was to-day by more than the difference in the time. Patchen just caved his distance, breaking badly at tne distance pole, and caking the mile In 2:23. Dexter never went off his feet once -"ErIn-: the race. This ended the greatest performance of the season, and the most remarkable that has occurred for seven years. SUIiMAET. National D-tvon Park, Kalamazoo, Friday, Octobers, l i-60. — Trotting match lor premiums of $1,000 and 6200 ; mile heals, best three la live, in harness. Budd Doble's brown gelding Dexter 1 James Eoff's buck stallion George N. Patchen, Jr. . . . 2 First heat— Quarter mile, 1-5; half mile, 1:15 1-5; mile. 2:27. Second heat — Quarter mile, 26; half mile, 1:11 ; mile, 2:21 *-. Third heat— Quarter mile, 85} ; half mile, 1:101 ; mile. 2:21 t .
Laclede Association Daces— Second Da*. Tuesday, October Oil!. * (From the St. Louis Democrat, October 10th. J The first race on tbe programme was the two-mile heats— free for all. premium $I,ooo— in which there were four entries, viz : Derby, belonging to Captain Hutchinson, of St. Louis county ; Harry of the West, owned by C. 11. Wallace ; Lemonade, owned by Dr. Welden ; and Beacon, belonging to Captain T. G. Moore.
The second and last race was a Jockey premium of $500 — mile and repeat— free for all, to rule, in which there were three entries, viz Count Bismarck, owned by C. 11. Wallace ; Nellie Gwynne, owned by E. A. Smith ; and a bay colt belonging to Alexander. The programme was reversed — mile heat race came off first. Count Bismarck was the first choice by considerable odds, Nellie Gwynne second, in the pool veiling. First Hest— Bismarck drew the Inside track, Nellie second, and Alexander's bay colt the extreme outside. The send-off was very good. Bismarck jumped into the lead, but Nellie overhauled him, and the two passed the quarter-pole neck and neck ln__|, when Bismarck pushed out about haif a neck ahetd, and in this order they passed the half-mile pole in 53 second*, and coutinued in thai position around the circle on the stretch, when a beautiful brush took place between Bismarck and Nellie. The former passed under the string about half a length in advance of "Nellie, with Alexander's colt some lengths behind. Time, 1:46. Second Heat— Bismarck maintained his position to the Inside, and Alexander the outside. The start was miserable. Nellie away in the lead : Bismarck leaped out in handsome style, and ran up to Nellie and passed her before they reached the quarter-pole, which was made in twenty-seven seconds. At this point Alexander was let down to bis work, and went off In gallant' style, but Bismarck took the half-mile pole In 58"- seconds, with Nellie lying close up, and Alexander gaining rapidly. On the circle Alexander lapped and -passed by Nellie, and went after Bismarck, and the two turned Into the homestretch neck and neck. In this manner they came down in a locomotive gait, and it was difficult to discover which had the mastery. As they neared the stand Alexander was teen In the advance, and passed the score two lengths ahead of Bismarck, with Nellie distanced. Time, 1:45}. This heat did not decide the race, as Bismarck took the first and Alexander the second. Third Heat— There was now but two to contend for tbe purse, Nellie being distanced. Alexander was entitled to the Inside. Ibe send-off was beautiful. The two horses ran neck and neck to and by ths quarterpole, and side by side to the half-mile pcle. , As they rounded the circle and entered the homestretch both together, they gave us one of the fines: and most hotly contested heats we have seen for many a day. Bismarck, however, crossed the score about one length in *he advance, the winner of the heat and the race, "p. *.. J:52. The favorite in this race was victorious. -"OND BACE— SI,OOO. " — on announced. Beacon was ' in pool selling.
First Heat— Derby drew the inside, Harry of the West next, Lemonade third, and Beacon the extreme outside. The send-off was only fair to middling. Harry tad off, closely followed by Derby, with Beacon as good third, lbs field passed the first quarter-pole strung out like a clothes line, and continued in this order past the halfmile pole and into the homestretch, wben Beacon passed Derby, then Harry, and crossed the score on the first circle ahead in 1:55. Beacon took the quarter-pole en the second circle, closely followed by Harry ; the latter went up In handsome style and passed by Beacon at about the hall-mile pole and took the lead, which he maintained into the homestretch, when Derby was tat out and made a desperate struggle for the mastery, but the heat was a foregone conclusion— Harry crossing the string by only a half neck in the advance of Derby, with Beacon third, and Lemonade distanced. Time, 8:45. . Second Heat Harry now had the inside, and Beacon the outside. The start was good. Derby jumped Into the lea 1, but Harry passed by him, and took the quarter pole, with Derby close up and Beacon trailing along behind. In this manner they entered the homestretch, and crossed the score on the first mile Harry first, Derby second, and Beacon last ; time, . 1:51. On the second mile Harry led to the quarter pole in grand style, amid shouts of applause, but at the halT-mile Derby was close up, with Beacon dragging away behind. Harry led round the circle, but Derby closed up on entering the homestretch, and for a while the two were side and side. Harry, however, began to gain inch by inch, and crossed the string -one length in the advance, the winner of the heat and the purse, with Beacon, the favorite, distanced. . Time, 8:41. This was a very exciting and hotly contested race between Harry and Derby, the latter making several desperate struggles during the heat for the mastery. The time made is excellent. SUMMAnV. Tcesdat, October 9th.— St. Louis premium, $1,000. Two-mile heats, free for all, to rule. C. H. Wallace names b. h. Harry of the West, by Lexington, dam Laura by Leviathan, 4 years old 1 1 B. H. F. Hutchinson names b. h. Derby, by Eclipse, dam Lady Tavlor by Gleneoe, 4 years old .*.. _ 2 T. G. Moore names b. a. Beacon, Lexington, dam Bay Leaf by Yorkshire, 5 years old. . 3 dls G. W. Ford names Dr. Weldon's s. I. Lemonade, by Lexington, dam by Yorkshire, 4 years old . dls. Time, 8:45—8:41. Jockey Club premium, $500. Mil a and repeat race, free for all, to rule. C. H. Wallace names b. c. Count Bismarck, by Lexington, dam by Gleneoe, 4 year-Told . 12 1 E. A. Smith names g. f. Nellie Gwynne. by Bonnie Scotland, dam Gray Alice by Chorister, 4 years old 2 dls. R. W. Alexander names b. c. Lexington, dam Alice Jones by Gleneoe, 8 years old i 1 2 Time, l:4u— l: '.*>"— The Evening Stir Disaster— of Passengers and of the Survivor-. New Yor.K, October M h. —The following dispatch has been received by tbe Treasurer of the New York Mail Steamship Company : 44 The Evening Star went down on the morning of the 8:1 inst. in *. hurricane. Sixteen only are known to be saved. None of these are women. Ten of cur party arrived in a schooner yesterday, viz : Robert Finger, W. 11. Harris, Edward Earner, John Lsng, Frederick Shaffer, George Smith, John Powers, Dennis Gans, Howard Stephens. All are suffering, but their wants are being relieved. We expect to leave for New York to-morrow. 1 have tele_raphed to New Orleans. E. S. ALLEN, Purser Evening Star." It is hoped that others than tbose above mentioned are saved, as the Evening Star had six large metallic life boats. Among the passengers on the Evening Star were the French opera troupe of Paul Alafaalsa, which arrived here just before the sailing of the Evening Star on ths steamer Ville de Paris, from France. There were fifty-nine members of the troupe. Dr. Spauiding's circus company cf thirty persons took passage on the Evening Star. They had, it is said, all their paraph. -.1. nil a, but no hordes. New You*., October Tth. The following Is the list of passengers on the ill-fated Evening Star : General 11. 0. Palfrey, lady, child and servant ; Miss Palfrey and Mrs. J. D. Mason, Frank C. Dennis, Mr. Habron, Mr. Rockwell, Mr. Truce, Mrs. John J. Adams, Mrs. W. EL Robbins, Mrs. Lillie Parker, Mrs. Minnie Taylor, Miss Addle Norton, Miss Rosa Burns, Mrs. 8. Sterrltt, Mrs. .1. King, Mrs. G. T. Phelbin, Miss Julia Monroe, Miss H. Clifford, A. Goette and wife, Mrs. G. Gordon, Mrs. S. Pangiubcrg and three servants, Alexander and Alfred Langiers, Mrs. H. Newcil and daughter, George Hillman, Mrs. E. A. Vrugicllle and son, Mrs. Margaret Hill—an, D. Pratt and wife, Mr. Thenestor, Mr. Tapaiand wife, Miss Tapalri, O. Destonburg and wife, Miss __ston borg, Miss Eva Krepps, Miss Nellie Leveret, Mrs. J. Durncry, Miss J. M. sterr, Mrs. Magic, Mrs. T. Champan*. T. DeZernes Cayot, Mr. and Mrs, Coelpine, Mr. and Mrs. Coellere, C. 11. H. Lihaya and lady, Mrs. Cheap, S. Frances, Mrs. G. Thompson, Henry Smith, Mrs. Quarters, Mrs. N. Frontier, 11. Humboldt, Mrs. 11. Jeremeal, Mr. Lafontnin, Mr. and Mrs. P. Polydon, G. Harrison, Miss Jane T. Norman, Miss Helen Pomeroy, J. H. Duppassiner, John D. Martin, Miss L. Clallan, Miss li. Renou), Miss G. Reed, Miss Z. Benldettl, Mis 3 Laquemaul, Miss 11. Strauss, Miss J. Pons;nby,° Henry T. Crocheron, Miss Belinda Neesarole, Levarct Coignard, S. Robert, Solomon livers, Miss G. L. Conine, Mrs. G. Frazer and aunt, Jonathan Havens and lady, C. C. Ackerman, J. Polglars, J. L. Herzoyer, Fontain Blcau, Franklin Smith, Harvey Crowtbcr, J. D. Deplrres, Herman Spader. Charles Thorn, G. T. White, J. W. Davidson, J. Monroe Pell, S. M. Harlow, Frank Denr.ison, T. M. Merry, Mr. and Mrs. V. G. Vella, .Ta-ne3 Harkness, Jr., George Fisher, Captain Win. Cnipman, J. E. Smith, Henry 11. Register, Martin T. Hall, Isaac Hopner, Jas. McGuire, Miss Cailiveri, Miss Laura Demontpierre, Mies A. Feme, .Miss Jos. Debonne, J. Minabled, C. Fisher, J. C. B. Den-ray, S. M. Pargott, T. Buran, Mrs. N. Doyle, D. Ilertna, Perch— l, S. S. Mesteloger, P. L. Susquemeurr, J. L. Streia, Gaiser, EL 11. Stitt, Harrison Quinan, James Bouffe, S. F. Ferns, George San Jell. Harper, Jeremiah Trancey, George T. Eff, Georpe T. telle, L. Scheveren, M. J. Reed, Paul Julian, H. J. Menog, Charles Backdesshel aad daughter, Joseph and Therese Ulrich, Mrs. S. Qeher and child, Mrs. Caroline Planner, Miss Mary Lyman, Mrs. Julia Corrie, Edward O'Brien and child, V. Michael and others in the steerage. Acgu-ta, October 9th. — following additional particulars of the lo?s of the steamer Evening Star are from ths Savannah Ketc* of tbis morning and embrace the latest details of the disaster :
,The steamer EvenlrgStar, on the 21 instant, encountered a severe gale, which commenced at two o'clock in the afternoon, when she was 160 miles east of Tybee Island. Atter weathering the storm some eleven hours she foundered at six o'clock in the morning of the Bd. Out of 270 souls en board only 17 persons are known to have been saved. It says there were only three or four life-boats on board, in one of which tbe chiel engineer and purser, six of the crew and two passengers succeeded, after capsizing several time:?, In keeping afloat until they wore picked up by the Norwegian bark Fleetwing, from which they were transferred to the schooner S. J. Warring and arrived here last evening. The following is a list of those saved in the purser's boat: Robert Fenyer, chief engineer; Ellery S. Allen, purser John Long, water tender ; Frederick Shaffer, coal passer; George Smith, seaman ;— — Powers, seaman : Dennis Gannon, waiter ; Rowland Steams, waiter; Edward Earner and S. 11. Harris, passengers. A second boat took sixteen persons from the steamer, among whom were the Captain and third mate. The befit was capsized twelve or fifteen times; the Captain was lost SO the fourth time. This boat arrived at Fernandina on Sunday morning with six persons and two dead bodies on board. Only one passenger was saved in the second mate's boat. His name wad Frank Gerard. The following are the names of the survivors in this t.oat : Thomas Fitzpatrick, second mate ; Dempsey, Campbell and James Horn, seamen; Chandler, main steerage steward.
Tra_euy at Bocnville, Missouri, I From the Boonville (Mo.) Eagle, October fith.J Some twelve rears ago, George Anderson, an Englishman by birth and a deserter from the British service, settled in this city as a day laborer. After a time be became acquainted with the family of Win, Haas, a respectable German citizen residing near the city, and in due time took one of his daughters as a wife. He lived with her until November last, when eh.i died, leaving three small children. In about six weeks after, Anderson married a younger sister of his first wife, and set up i ousekeeping with her. A few weeks later 1.2 deserted his second wife and absconded with Mrs. Helfrich, _ third sister, and wife of Henry Helfrich, of this city. The affair created a good deal of excitement at the j time, and pursuit was instituted, but the guilty p-)*r ' 1 escaped. Anderson left his three children to be cared for by his first wife's relations, and the unfaithful wife of Helfrich took away his son, p. little boy about three years old. Time passed on and no trace could be obtained of the guilty pair, and the affair had ceased to be a subject of general conversation. Helfrich and the wife of Andersen had each applied for a divorce from their unfaithful companions, and a degree ;i?'.-i'was granted In each case at the last term of the Circuit Court ; and bed nut Anderson made his appearance in town on Saturday morning, bis name would have eventually been forgotten by the community it large, and his crimes would have been buried by the swift wheels of time and numbered among the events of the part. Helfrich, the injured husband and father, had ceased to weep for the faithless companion of his bosom, and now only mourned the loss of his child. On Friday night last, George Anderson, accompanied by the little son of Helfrich, came into town In . the stage trom Otterville, and put up at the Boonville Hotel. He male his appearance upon the streets on Saturday morning, armed to the teeth, and openly defied the community. Being a desperate character, many of the citizens who Lad incurred his displeasure were openly threatened by him, and or. o* gentleman, Adam Vorhof, a quiet and inoffensive German citizen, was assaulted and beaten by him without the slightest provocation. Dr. Boeschel, a very worthy citizen of our city, whose wife was also a daughter of Haas, was openly threatened with assassination by Anderson, and did not venture to leave his store during the day while he was on the streets. The excitement among the German population became intense, and it was evident that Anderson could not be allowed to run at large with safety. At the suggestion of some of onr best •itizens a warrant was issued for the arrest of Anderson on a charge of bigamy, and it was placed in the hands of Joscpfi^Weber, our City Constable, for execution. This occurred about dark. Weber, on receiving the warrant, proceeded to execute it, and arrested Anderson at a grocery on Main street, and started with him toward the jail. Anderson was apparently Intoxicated, and was mounted on a horse, which was led by the Constable. They passed down Main street to Morgan street, where a large crowd was gathered around. At this point amm rode hastily up mounted on a mule and fired upon Anderson, the* ball taking effect in his back and coming out at his breast. He then hastily rode away. Anderson drew his revolver and dismounted, and, according to the statements of seme witnesses, fired two shots. Others in the crowd evidently fired upon Anderson, as he was hit with four balls one of which passed through his heart. The crowd hastily dispersed, leaving Anderson In a dying condition in the street, with the Constable alone by his side. The whole affair was but the work of a moment, and neither the Constable nor any other person can be found to Identify 'be person or persons who fired the shots. Anderson was taken op and carried into the Mayor's office, and the body was taken charge of by Justice Howard, of tbis city. The lateness of the hour precluded the holding of an Inquest that evening, and the matter was held over until Saturday morning, at nine o'clock, when a jary was summoned and an Inquest held." After hearing all the evidence which could be produced in the case, the jury returned a verdict "that the deceased came to his death from pistol shots red by some persons unknown." We regret exceedingly that such an occurrence should take place in our quiet and law-abiding community. We cannot justify the act, but if there ever was a case where the injured parties were justified in taking the law Into their own hands, tbis is one of them. The Proposed Tisit cf the Seventh Begi*_e*.t .to ,- -•,- - -.'. Europe. The projected trip of the New York Seventh Regiment ! to EngUad and France next year li attracting atte-j*
tion on both continents, and especially In London. In this city offers of money to defray the expenses of the visit are frequently made. Morgan L. Harris has offered to head the list with $10,000, and many citizens are willing to give $1,000 each. It is understood that the cost of taking the band of the Seventh to Europe will not be far from $15,000. But the expenses in London and Paris will be comparatively small. Already a large sum, said to be $10,000, has been provided for the entertainment of the regiment in London ; and the American residents of Paris, as well as those of London, will lie delighted to honor the excursionists in every way. The comparison of our citizen soldiers with the professional soldiers of Europe will be very gratifying to our citizens abroad; but a more important object in their estimation to be gained by the visit is the better understanding and higher appreciation it will give to foreigners of the American people. The AngloAmerican Times, published in London, thus speaks of tbe expected arrival of the Seventh in England : _'• It is proposed that the regiment, as a body, should visit England and France during the period of the Paris Exhibition. The opportunity Is a rare one, and should not be lost on English volunteers of giving a hearty and national welcome to their distinguished brethren in arms. The body may be regarded as delegates from the great United States army. They should be invited to land in England complete in all their appointments. It would give us here an admirable opportunity of seeing and judging what the United States volunteer army is if their Royal Highnesses the Prince of Wales and the Commander-in-Chief were to review this regiment in Hyde Park. It would not be the first time cur luture King had seen this gallant body of soldiers. The British volunteers might extend to these gentlemen an invitation to become their guests during their stay In England, and meet In friendly rivalry on the parade ground, and as marksmen at the butts. We have a sample of what American sailors can achieve in the successful passage across tbe Atlantic of The^'ee Craft ; and In the Seventh New York Volunteers we have a fine specimen of what the American soldier Is. Let us meet these gentlemen with the right hand of fellowship, and seize the rare opportunity of strengthening the entente cordials offered by the proposed visit." President'-* Thanksgiving: Proclamation. Washington, October Sth. By the President of the Unite States— Proclamation : Almighty God, our Heavenly Father, has been pleased to vouchsafe to us as a people another year of that national life which Is an indispensable condition of peace, security and progress. That year, moreover, has been crowned with many peculiar blessings. The civil war that was so recently among us has not been anywhere reopened. Foreign intervention has ceased to excite alarm or apprehension. Intrusive pestilence has been benignly mitigated ; domestic tranquillity has improved ; sentiments of conciliation have largely prevailed ; and professions of loyalty and patriotism have been widely renewed ; our fields have yielded abundantly ; our reviving industry has been richly rewarded, and we have been allowed to extend our railroad system further into the Interior recesses of the country ; our commerce has resumed its customary activity in foreign seas. These national blessings demand a national acknowledgment. "Now, therefore, I, Andrew Johnson, President of the United States, do hereby recommend that Thursday, the i'Jth day of November next, be set apart and be observed everywhere in the several States and Territories of the United States, by the people thereof, as a day of thanksgiving and prayer.to Almighty God, with due remembrance that in His temple doth every one speak in Ills honor. I recommend, also, that on the same solemn occasion we do humbly and devoutly implore Him to grant to national councils aud to our whole people the divine wisdom which alone can lead any nation into the ways of all good. In offering these national thanksgivings, praises and supplications, we have the Divine assurance that the Lord remaiueth a King forever ; those that are meek will He guide in judgment, and such as are gentle shall He learn Ills way; the Lord shall give strength to His people, and the Lord .hall give to ilis people the blessing of peace. In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my name and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed. Done at the city of Washington the Bth day of October, in the year of our Lord 15.6, and of the Independence of the United States the ninety-first. ANDREW JOHNSON. By the President : Wm. n. SswAßn, Secretary of State. The Tragedy In Coeyman's Hollow. [From the Albany Argus, October sth.] We hear of a sad and fearful tragedy that occurred yesterday afternoon in man's Hollow, in this county. Very few particulars reached the city last night, but such as they are run thus ; A young man named Palmer had been paying bis attentions tor some time to a daughter of Archibald Stevens, and finally became engaged to marry her. Learning of this engagement, the father, who bad taken a dislike te Palmer, became exasperated and forbade him the house, and at the same time cautioned his daughter against seeing or speaking to him thereafter. This was some mouths ago, and during all this time, and until yesterday, he managed to keep his daughter so close at home that it is thought they did not meet. Yesterday, however, during a brief absence from his house, he learned that Palmer and his daughter had met, and had gone off together in a wagon to Coeyman's Hollow, which I- about two miles from his home. He immediately started In pursuit, and met Palmer at Coeyman's Hollow, near the house of Electa Shear, but bis daughter was not present. Palmer entered the house hurriedly, saylnir, as he hastened up-stairs, "Where shall 'l go? Stevens says he'll shoot me." Stevens, following close behind, was heard to ask, „ Where's my daughter?" and a moment after the inmates of the house, all of whom were in tee rooms on the first floor, heard two or three pistol shots. The nest instant Palmer ran down stairs, hatless and the blood streaming down one side of his face, and as he passed through the front door, he exclaimed, " I've shot Stevens !" A few minutes after he was seen riding out of the village, with the girl beside him in the wagon. In the meantime, Shear's family ran up-stairs, ami found Stevens quite dead from a pistol shot which had entered his cheek and pierced his brain. There it no doubt that Palmer was also shot, as a bullet was found in bis hat. Stevens was a wealthy farmer and a man of excellent reputation, and it is also said that the character of Judson Palmer has hitherto been good. One cause of Stevens' aversion to the marriage was that his daughter was only fourteen years old. Tbe Death of Angaslns X. Die-res. [From the Chicago Times, October Oth.J It Is not unknown to many citizens of Chicane, that a brother of the celebrated novelist, Charles Dickens, had made Chicago his residence for a number of years past. Those who enjoyed the acquaintance of Augustus N. Dickens, as well as those who have not, will be pained to learn of his death by consumption on Thursday night last. Dickens has suffered for some months past from that complaint, end his death was not unexpected. The deceased was born at Lamlpert, Portsmouth, England, at or about the year laid, lie was the youngest and favorite brother of the great novelist, and the uom de plume ot " Boz," which the latter afterward assumed, was but the pet name of his younger brother during his infant days. Dickens at 'first followed the footsteps of his brother Charles, and was for a tang time connected with the press of the city of London. During tbe Crimean war he was tho correspond ent in the field of the London News. For some reason not given, he shortly after the close of the war left that profession and emigrated to this country. He at first established himself at Amboy, Lee county, In this State, where he purchased some land and at l&3t became a merchant. He was, however, unsuccessful ia business, and during the visit of Richard Cobden in this country in 1-00, was induced byjhe latter to enter the office of the Illinois Central Railroad Land Department, where ho has sine? remained as corresponding clerk. Dickens bora a striking personal resemblance to his more celebrated brother, and was like him a most genial, companionable and devoted friend. Before coming to America, he married the daughter of J. W. Phillips, a retired merchant of London, by whom be has had several children, three of whom with their mother survive to mourn his loss. Dickens, during bis residence in Chic >, has borne an excellent reputation, and has enjoyed the love and respect of all who knew him. His wife is a most estimable lady, and will receive the profound sympathy of all friends, In her great affliction. ills-- Anna E. Dickinson In Williamsburg. I From the New York News, October Cth. | Miss Anna E. Dickinson last night delivered a lecture at the South Ninth Street Congregational Church before a large audience of ladles and gentlemen. Her subject was. M The Rejected Stone." On appearing before the audience she was greeted with demonstrations of applause, She said ; It is not the President but the American people who can control the destinies of America. The brilliant deeds of Sheridan, Grant, Farragut and Butler cannot be forgotten. But it was not these men—it was the people who saved America. If one man, however great, could not save us, one man could not destroy us, however infamous or humble he may be. The liberties of the people of America lie, not in the power of fin assassin-made President, but in the hands and hearts of such men and women as I see hefore me. [Applause.] The loyal millions are now battling for a victory as Important as that which caused contending armies to meet upon the field in the terrible shock of battle. Traitors South and North are as rampant to-day as ever. The only Important change that has taken place is the substitution of Fortress Monroe for the White House — Andrew Johnson for Jefferson Davis. [Laughter.] The rebels, defeated In the field were triumphant at New Orleans. The President stands colleagued with traitors, while the loyal men of the South, standing amid danger and bloodshed are faithful to the cause cf justice. [Applause.] The President appealed to the people. Vermont and Maine have already answered him. Pennsylvania will do so on Tuesday next. One question before the people Is whether slavery, destroyed in time of war, will be restored In time of peace. The people will answer that question. The South is urged to accept what Congre«s offers by the Herald and News, and they had better not lose the opportunity presented. Miss Dickinson concluded a very lengthy address amid applause. Manifesto rrom Thurlow Weed. New York, October 9th.— Thurlow Weed, In a commu_lcation addressed to the editor of the New York Ti:nes, sustains and approves the action of the Philadelphia Convention, and declares that the Philadelphia Convention contemplated for tbe pending canvass, State organizations. In the spirit of Its purpose and action, it presumed that, anxious to concentrate the conservative sentiment and strength of the Northern people, State organisations would proceed upon the basis of the union inaugurated at Philadelphia by Republicans and Demccrats. for the time being and for a common object, giving their name and organizations as that of the National Union party. He further stales in regard to the Albany nominating Convention that the Democratic pwty consented for the accomplishment of a great national reform to temporarily merge itself in the national Union movement — my understabding and expectation. That, too, was the understanding of the late Richmond, with whom I held frequent frank conversations." He concludes by saying that he should vote for the Democratic State ticket as he interprets It. The Time", referring to the tatter, says : " While we understand and appreciate Weed's feeling in this matter we cannot concur in his conclusion ; much as we see to disapprove and deprecate in the action proposed by prominent and influential men in the Union party, we still deem the country infinitely safer in its hands than in those of the Democratic organization." The Insurrection In Candia. CcNSTANTtsoPLB, September ISth.— lsmail Pasha, the former Governor of Candia, has returned to this city. - Intelligence received here from Candia states that the day preceding the arrival of Mustapha Pasha a battle took place between the Cretans and the combineTurkish and Egyptian troops, in which the • latter were defeated. - Ths Egyptians seffered the heaviest losses. . On Sunday last two frigates and two line-of-hattls ships, freighted with troops, left here for Candia. The Marquis de Moustier takes his departure to-mor-row. Athens, September 15th. — Public excitement in connection with the events In Candia is Increasing. The latest reports from the island state that ths Egyptian
troops had become separated from the Turkish army, and were hemmed in by the insurgents. : '
Com-**, September 18th.— An official dispatch received here states that the Cretan insui gents, led by Greek officers, had attacked the Turco-Egyptian army, whom they had completely routed, with a loss of 8,008 men. The Turkish Pasha and the troops under his command, who fell into the hands of the | Candiotes, obtained their release by concluding a convention with the leaders of the Insurrection. The Governor General of Candia has ordered a general arming of all the Turks in the island. From Pontine, Illinois— Destructive Conflagration. PoxTUC, October 4th. — most disastrous fire occurred here at two o'clock last night. A company of our citizens had just completed and put in operation a very large coal shaft, and had only two or thres days since commenced raising coal. Everything in connection with the enterprise had been conducted on a mammoth scale and promised the moat complete success ; but as the night train was passing down the north side of the building it was discovered In flames. In a few moments the whole immense structure was one livid sheet of fire. The men who were at work below were raised with all possible haste and hardly escaped with their lives. The last man barely landed above when the whole platform fell to the bottom of the 'shaft, a distance of 275 feet. The engineer stood at his post raising the men until completely envelope! In flame. The extent of the damage cannot now be determined. Much depends upon the extent of damage to the curbing by the tire reaching down into the shaft. At five o'clock this morning the Games were belching out of the shaft with terrible fury, and it required the greatest exertion to smother them out. A meeting of the Directors is called this evening. Adultery, Elopement and Dcser-lon. [From the Palmyra (N. V.) Spectator, October sth.] Rev. (?) Edward 11. Hudson, a well-known minister of the Methodist Church, and a member of the Masonic Lodge in this city, eloped from this county last week with Mrs. McCullock, a widow, for parts unknown, probably Canada. Tnis unfeeling wretch took two of his children with him, leaving his wife and a child in his desolate Lome. The wretched woman left her three children behind worse than motherless, with her parents, who are cf the highest respectability, and whose hearts are well nigh broken. As a public journalist, connected with the Methodist church and the Masonic fraternity, we call upon religious and Masonic papers in every part of the country to publish the name and crime of this infamous wretch, base enough to violate the most sacred relations of life. He should have no further opportunity to wound the cause ot religion or bring shame and wretchedness -upon tiie Innocent. Hudson is an Englishman by birth, and came to this State from Canada. „ Riotous Political Demonstrations. Baltimore, October Considerable excitement occurred this morning at the corner of Baltimore and North streets, occasioned by an attack by a number of Republicans on the Democratic Conservative Headquarters. A national flag which hung suspended in front of the building was cut down, and for a time there was great apprehensions of a serious difficulty. The police promptly came to the rescue aud compelled the rloteis to return the flag, which was forthwith restored to Its former position. Last night a party of Conservatives made an attack on some Republicans in the eastern section of the city, which resulted in a fierce fight. John G-ilaty. one of the attacking party, was shot, receiving three balls in his body; his condition is exceedingly precarious. Several other parties were slightly injured. General Grant on tbe Pennsylvania Election. W_fl_r_oToit, October Sth.— General Grant, to-dav,in a conversation with Colonel R. S. McCallister, speaking of the election in Pennsylvania, emphatically reiterated his published statement that any soldier who votes for Clymer disgraces himself, and declared himself opposed to placing important political trusts in the hands of those who opposed the war and rendered aid and comfort to the enemy. While he expressed bis determination not to be drawn into political contests, the Generai was frank and uurcservi-ci in expressing that General Geary should he elected Governor of Pennsylvania. Shooting Affray. Baltimore, October Tth. — On Saturday night a shooting affray occurred in a public house in the eastern part of the city, resulting in the death of a man named Benjamin _. Jones, and the wounding of George Goodrich and John Bets, the latter seriously. A man named William S. Richardson gave himself "up as the party who fired the pistol, claiming to have done so in self defense. The Coroner's jury subsequently discharged him. The affair grew out of wpolitical excitement. Author of " Armageddon" Dead— Cholera Deports. Nashville, October 9th.— Rev. Paul D. Baldwin, author of " Armageddon," died last evening after an illness of two weeks, from cholera. John O. Ewing, Secretaiy and Treasurer of the Northwestern Railroad, died yesterday. The mortuary report for the last two days gives sixteen deaths from cholera, the greater portion paupers and negroes. Destructive Fire. Wisc-SSET (Mo.), October 9th.— fire broke out here at 8 o'clock this morning, and raged until noon, dastroying over fifty buildings, including the Customhouse, a hotel, sail loft, marble works and hay warehouse and two yachts at the wharves. Total lose, 1200,000. Half the business portion of the place is in ashes and nearly forty families are rendered houseless. A Speech from Henry Ward Beecher. New York, October Sth.— A correspondent of the Brooklyn Mirror this afternoon makes th? following announcement : " The Rev. Henry Ward Beecher will speak in this city next week, making an argument and appeal from his own grounds in favor ot the Republic. party in the pending election." Charter Election in Rorai-fc, New Jersey. Newark (N. J.), October Dili.— Th;- Republicans have carried the charter election In this city by about 800 majority.