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AtU hath- btn yan, and Africa hath palm.
And Europe the aweet-acented haw.
And tha lalea of the South bare their fureU of balm.
Where blaxea the brilliant macaw;
Tha fain on tbe croond, mad the pine oo (he creit
Of the mountain, my ajmpathlM draw,
Cnt far mere I love thee, thnn plant of the TTeat.
My natlTe, mybackwooda Pawpaw.
TVhare tbe woodland la dart pat ao dark U Ita akaJe,
That the a an on tbe roof of the treea.
Can only perp through where a parting la made
In the thatch, by the banda of tbe breeze :
In Kentncky'a deep wood, where my heart naa 1U home,
1 Where the flaahioK-eyed hunter and aqnaw
Of old were oft wont through the foreaU to roam.
There growa the green, pollabed Pawpaw,
Broad, broad are Ha learea, and aa rreen aa the aea :
And ita bfoaaoma are chocolate bella.
Where, booming Inaide, la tbe ham of tbe bee,
XJke tbe roar of the ocean in ahella.
mwfyrrt as mm m, vi aa vi au w w as jf ymmtt mmmm.
Are the Hnda that lUrlchea enfold r" ---rCTV
A fa cart of bright j ellow ; black aeeda Interaperaed r-
& iron ot JLmuroaia ana goia.
Ob, white are the capa of tbe elder In May,
That cracefuUr nod o'er tbe fence,
And many tba plnmea that tbe aamaeha display, ,
Of a relrety crimson Intenae ;
And tbe Indian Arrow hath acarlet, mld anowa.
That abamea the red berriea of baw ;
Bnt doubly more dear to my boaom than those.
Are the broad, rib by laaTea of Pawpaw.
Green plant, mid a fureat of gtaata 1c green ;
Of Cotton-wood Titana In bUck,
Where like a Coloasna the aycamore'a aeen.
Through Sammer, with anowa en hia back ;
And hags above all, in proportion ao Taat,
That dtazy stow up-turned eyea.
The poplar in blossom floata out on tbe bUat,
An laund of bloom In the akles !
There, there la the land that no pUce can anpUat ,
No magic of nature or art
Can erer bring each a nujeatlo haunt
Hot, alas ! my youth back to my heart !
And the eyeaof tbemaldthatbewttcbedtbebroadahad,
'Mid the gTeen'ry wilt memory draw.
Where tbe ri ruin played, and the wood hanntlnf Naiad
Made htr home In tbe groves of Pawpaw.
Ob, not npon thy fading fielda and fella.
In aneh rich garb doth Autumn come to thee.
My home I bat o'er thy mountain and tby delta
111 footsteps fall, alowty and solemnly.
Nor flower nor bnd remainth there to him.
SaTe the falnt-breathlng ro-o that roan J tbe yea r
Ita crimson buda and pate, soft bloswiu dim.
In lowly beauty constantly doth wear.
O er yellow atabble landa, In mantle brown.
He wanders through tho wan October light ;
Still aa he goeth slowly ntripptn djwu
The garlauds green that were the Spring's delight. .
At morn and ere thin vapor rise
Around bis path; bat sometimes, at midday.
He looks mlonc tbe hill with gentle eyea.
That make the aallow wood and field seem gay.
Yet aometblng of aad sovereignty be bath :
A eceptre crowned with berries ruby red ;
And the cold, sobbing wind bestrew hia path
With withered leave, that rastle 'neath hi tread ;
And round him still, la melancholy state,
bweet solemn sounds of death and of decay.
In alow and hashed attendance, ever wait.
Telling how alt thing fair munt pais away.
jLMwt fim.
As Napoleon was about to cross tbe Itusiltu
frontier be paused, literally-faint witb hunger,
at tbe little Polish village of Skr awedzo, and
made bis way, accompanied by bis staff, to the
priest's bousu, to ask if be bad anything eata
able. Tbe priest understood uo French, and could
speak, nothing bat Polish, ami .Napoleon was
unable to convey to him his meaning; till he
reflected that the Polish ecclesiastic nana Cath
olic, and naturally had learned Latin. "Lot's
try him, with tbe Roman Catholic language !"
said the Emperor, and straightway eutered in
to a conversation with bim iu the tongue of tbe
Tbe priest had nothing to give nothing.
The foragers bad swept tbe ilUge bare, a fact
whereat tbe worthy ecclesiastic did not mur
mur, for were they not attempting the libera
tion of bis country f "There's a priest," said
the Emperor, as with a laugh be clapped the
good man on tbe shoulder, "there's a priest
who doesn't set bis heart on the things of this
Laughter, however, does not fill an empty
stomach ; and tbe emperor, in dejected perplex
ity, was gazing out of tbe window into tbe
yard, when he espied a ben the solitary sur-,
vivor of tbe sack of Skrawedze.
".Rfrfrmd'iMinie ecce tttpulla," be cried, with"
elation; and, summoning bis aides, dashed iuto
the garden in pursuit of tbe chicken, which was
speedily captured and wrung as to its neck.
"If you are as good a cook as you areacler
gjnian," said the Emperor to bis host, "I ahaU
Lave a famons bowl of chicken broth." Hat the
priest was unversed in culiuary lore, and every
she in tbe villsgo bad lied. Two aides-de-camp,
however, set about tbe important labor, and
soon Napoleon had, with a soldier's iron spoon,
eaten his bowl of broth, thiokened -with broken
biscuit, and half of tbe fowl. Then, after a
doze of half an hour, be mounted hia horse and
prepared to ride forward.
The Poles meanwhile had gathered outside,
and were utxlaiuiiug bim as "Father" and "Sav
ior," but he paid no attention to their homage,
and passed on, taking with bim the priest as a
guide. Tbe unfortunate ecclesiastic bad not
eveu bad tbe remainder of tbe last inmate of
-his pen house wherewith to stay bis stomach,
.aud, compelled to walk rapidly through the
mud, was completely kuocked up when at last
Ibey reached tbe highway urar tbe frontier.
The Emperor hade Berthier send tbe priest
"back with an escort, having first counted out to
him the sum of 20,000 francs to be distributed
ainoug bis poor relative! and peusiooers, then
shook hands with bim. " Volt, rtxertndittimt"
lie said, "nemento met ad altart Die, and rode
across tbe frontier into Russia.
The Freneh army the fragment of it, rather
bleeding, freezing, ! iug, was toiling home
wards across tba snow-covered plaius. Napole
on, foremost, ww hurrying to Paris, followed
very closely by the Cossack scouts, when be
reached a small town on the Polish froutier,
aud eutered ita tavern laffa nam). There was
a throng of customers iu its principal room as
be strode in, and going to the fire-place, turned
bis back to the grateful warmth.
Mme. Mitzulewiez, tbe hostess, strove to push
aside this nnknowu French officer who so cav
alierly hindered her cooking apparatus. He
wore tbe uniform of tbe Chasseurs of the Guard,
aud over it a cloak of velvet aud fur, with up-
-on bis head a huge far cap.
"Tishel'tis Napoleon!" whispered a tutor
who was present, to his charge, a young lad,
. aud tbe woudenng and awed boy drew near,
- curious to see the great Emperor, aud to bear
what be was saying to the hostess.
"Listen, J on pretty little Pole, what a pTetty
little woman you aro!" were tbe words that
tbe yontb beard. At that moment an officer of
tbe Polish Krasinski regiment, the first that
bad crossed tbe Niemeu, and which at tbe pas
sage had lost 200 men and horses, swept away
by tbe current, eutered tbe tavern, and, seeing
tbe newlv arrived guest, bowed reverently be
fore bim, hailing him as "Sire."
"How did you recoguixe met" said the Eiupa-
"Tbe Emperor gave me this at Wagram,"
-.answered tbe officer, touching tbe cross of the
Legion that be wore,
j "I am tbe Emperor," said Napoleon ; "I have
no need to deny it here. Go, bring the ojre
Jtt to me at once."
"Off with your hats ths Emperor!" cried
- tbe officer", as he quitted tbe apartment. Napo
3eon thanked the astonished and confused occu
pants as they rose, desired them to continue
i their occupations or amusements, heedless 'of
bis presence, and est himself to teasing mall--ciously
the hostess, who no longer protested
.against bis monopolizing the fire.
There was also in the room tbe wife of tba
aecoud Judge of tho town, a young and very
handsome woman ; to beriapoleon paid violent
court. "Yon. are 'a very pretty little thing T ha
said, pinching her ear and patting ber cheek,
after bis accustomed fashion.
Rapp, Canlaincourt, and some Polish officers
of tbe escort meanwhile had entered, and tbe
Mntf-prrfet had hastened to tba tavern. It was
a ride of fifty vents through the woods to the.
nearest place of, aafety, and already the Cos
sacks were'scorn-ing tbe frontiers. While tbe
official, who bad offered to find a guide, was
preparing for bis departure, Napoleon dined vo
raciously npon a leg of mutton and carrots. "It.
was whispered that this was the first meal to
which be bad sat down since bis departure from
Looking np, be saw upon tbe wall a framed
engraving of tbe "Interview at Tilsit." "How
things change in life," he said. "Tilsit in leW
and now take that picture down !" Theu he
went on to piaise loudly tbe courtesy and good
qualities of tbe Czar, and expressed bis admira
tion of tbo military talents of Constantino.
Then he fell to bis mutton aud cirrot. remsxk-
'titCjosn-oBcer that, aywiflo, of-htisaeomelirp-"-inen,
tbe Queen Louisa of Prussia, was the must
cnarmiug creature be bad ever seen,
At the nioincut it was aanoqnce-t tint tho
sledges were in readiness, the Emperor wis
asked to review the National Guard of tbe
town, which had been tnrned out in bis bouor.
Tbe sappers, wbo wore false boards and han
dled their picks in a very clumsy manner, ex
cited his laughter, and turniug to Rapp, he ex
claimed, "Aren't they ridiculous!" A grant
shout of "Long live tbe Emperor!" was raised
by tbe silly folk, ready to die fur tbe vanquish
ed sovereign n ho laughed at them, and Napo
leon 'seemed pleased, and complimented their
commander, who said that was not all his f tree
be conld turn ont 2,000 men.
"Two thousand men !" said the Emperor,
with some surprise J "if we can raise 3,000 men
In a.plsce of this size, the country as a whole
can easily furnish 300,000. Things are not dear
perat9,yej," he added to Rapp,
Tbe sledges' were drawn np. Napoleon enter-,
ed tbe first, with bis Mameluke, Ronstan, and
Rapp; Canlaincourt and tbo Polish officers were
in tbe Second; tbe third was la leu with food
and forage. Mikoulicz, a Pole, wbo was to act
as guide, was told that the Emperor travelled
as Marshal Canlaincourt, and not minder his
own name. Mikoulicz, who knew thoroughly
all tbe intricacies of the foroit, was to roeaive
5,000 francs, for his services. From Elba, Na
poleon sent hint a ring with his cipher in brill
iants, wortb G,000 franc. Mikoulicz sold it to
a German trailer for 400 francs. It may be ad
ded that the Russians, when they discovnrdl
that, thanks to the Pole's assistance, they bad
failed to capture the Emperor, decreed the
guide's punishment, and when they caught bim,
scut him to Siberia.
The whips cracked aud tbe horses sprang for
ward. Turning round, the Emperor cried gaily
to Mine. Mitzulewiez, who was standing on bar
doorstep, "Adieu, baba!" and -was gone.
He had mounted bis horse for the campaign
of Moscow, humming, "Malborongh s'en va-t-en
guerre;" he disappeared into tbe pine forests,
comforted with bis leg of mutton and carrots,
leaving behind him tbe Grand Army, with for
all farewell "Ily-by, sissy," to a pretty tavern
The boy who was at the tavern with bis tutor
heard the words. He grew up to bacons a
Polish lltshop, Mgr. Dutkewicz, and wrote tha
curious and interesting "Memoirs" from winch
this account is taken, and wherein he piously
thanks God for haviug been pcrmitte I hi see
and bear so many wonderful things. Much
tbat tbo good Ilishop saw and heard, was by no
means wonderful, but he saw Napoleon Ieavd
Russia, and beard from the oldest priest bow
Napoleon entered Russia, and makes his cuutri
butions of priceless trilles to the history nf the
crisis of tbe conqueror's career.
Abraham J.hns.ii' Evralfal Life .flO
Just beyond the Moosic mountains, a few miles
northeast of Seranton, Pa., iu the primitive vil
lage of Salem, there lives a centenarian whoso
history reads like a page plucked from one of
tbe Leather Stockiug romances. Abraham John
son is now lOd years old hale, hearty, nnimp tir
ed iu intellect, and gifted with' a remarkable
memory. His family record shows that bo was
born in tbo State of Vermont early in the year
1773, near Lako Cbauiplaiu. His father was a
Revolutionary soldier, and wu"killedat the
battle of Stillwater, a short time before General
Ilurgoyne's surrender, Oct. 13, 1777. Abraham
Johnson was captain of a company of Oneida
Indians in 1814, under Gen. Macomb, who com
manded at Plattsbnrg during the absence of Geu.
Izard. Ho refers with great pride to the battle
of Plattsburg, aud shows two wounds which he
received on that occasion. One of theuilsii bay
onet thrust below tbe knee, the other a itword
cnt ou the neck. Ha eaja that after be was
struck down by a gigantic "Red Coat," auother
thrust a bayonet through his teg to ascertain if
be were dead. He aays be boro tbe punishment
rather than suffer the indignity of being taken
rrisoner, aud was accordingly left for dead. Tbe
ndi&n carried their blooding and battle scarred
commander to their village, where he was nursed
and cared for by Oneida, the beautiful daughter
of an Indian chief, whose geu tie care soon re
stored him ta strength rand health. But while
sbe healed bis bloody wounds, she iu dieted one
still'doepcr oo tbe warrior's heart, aud bo fell
despefa'telyjn love "with her., She eventually
returned bis' affection", anJ they were married
after peace hail been restored between tbe United
States and Great Britain. They made their home
iu Sussex county, N. J., where the dark-eyed
daughter of tbe forest taught ber soldier husband
how to ram a livelihood by basket makiug. A
daughter was born to tbeiu, and tbey named her
Martha. She is at present kuowti as Mrs. Ells
worth, and lives in Madison township, Lacka
waana county.. As years went by, Abraham
Johnson's Iudian wife, began to nine for ber old
home and the rude associations other childhood.
She gradiitlly failid in health, and, finally, iu
respouse to her repeated longiugs for her people,
ber husband carried ber back to tbe Oueidas,
where she died, and was" buried aa became the
daughter, .or an. Indian chief. Little Martha
fuuud a home, and shelter for a time with an
uncle in Sussex .couuty, but when she grew up
she joiued the Oneida ludians, and lived among
her mother's kindred, where sbe married a man
with the nnromantic uameof Brown. After his
death she married Ellsworth, her present hus
band, and returned to civilization. Sbe is as
proud of ber princely ancestors as if they bore
the proud name of the Plaotagenets, or owned
tbe high and haughty spint of tbe Tudors. Siuco
tbe loss of bis Indian wife Abraham Johnson
has remained single. He still talks of General
Jackson with great nnction, and declares that
be will vote for General Jaakson to tbo day of
bis death. Although entitled to a pension for
his soldierly services in defence nf the flag, ho
does uot receive a penny, and is permitted to
reruaiu a charge on Salem township. He is prob
ably one of the oldest men iu Pennsylvania.
.Vnr York Tmn.
Southern Women as Hocsekekpeib. The
misfortune of war, culminated in the loss of ser
vants, has developed in tbe daughters of South
ern families much of the hard work formerly
done by the slaves, and they have become mora
practical womeu than they could ever have been
if reared with a servant at their bidding. In all
tbat pertains to the art of housekeeping, from
tbe kitchen to the garret, tbe girls of to-Iav are
better educated, than, their mothers were. They
have .learned to work for themselves, and for
the famlliea'of which they are' members. Cul
tivated In mind and muscle and moralibeanti
ful in form and features, modern In speech' and
apparel, the Southern girls aro the peers of any
tbo world can produce. CkMtUttatUlt (To.)
Chronicle. ,i . , - ,
Waxxkakloss, In -roaoy parts oL Kansas, are
selling for a dollar for a vagoo-load, which is a
fact more calculated to stimulate colored emi
gration' from the Sooth ''than any quantity of
bulldozing. Chicago THJ.
A ?owb w ren slipping- In oat of the thicket.
That with its asked stems scarce hides the wall ;
Tall, faded tent, a chirping: little criclet.
That with her Mag leaves no still interval.
Tot only tells as. with herpnUing racket.
llow still the clean, don field stretch all around.
For Soamer's voice dies slowly, and ws lack it
First when we hear ths cricket's pany sooad.
A dotty maueio, rsgredyet defiant,
Thst claims ths soil aa Its first deaizan ;
A feathely plnme of pnrplo aster, pliant
And bending with the harden of tne wren ;
Some wisd-Mown leaves, who earlier hectic staining
list xara it to sere ana yeuow unt.
And on the hazel boshes vet remalsuig
Scant red-gold spray that lightly to and gl int t
One rough stemmed tnllk-a-esd to the meadow flinging,
Alt ready winged for flight her silky seed ;
A woodbine weaving all about, and cUoglng
With dose embrace, e'en to the annual weed ;
A dog rose both, against whose bronzed leaves showing.
The carlet hips hlne ruddy, still and tlr i
Some fresh, cr een tufted moiM, strangely glowinz
ThroaglLtue tola) thicket and tbe frost y air.
Where, vh the southward slops the rough wall meeting.
Divide tbe pastnre from tbe furrowed grounds ;
And Ton may hear the nibbling Book' sbnll Muting ;
There, In a carsleas corner tbee are found.
TheM, and a 3 outh too fond of out-door dreaming,
J Who loves to mark the hazy aun-beams fall.
And stays to not. the quiet Aotunm, seeming
For hi own pasting pleasure, tbat I all.
Places! la P.ill.a Where the Gall wsRtMa.
Tweuty-five miles np tbe Hudson from this
city is the village of Piennont, on the west
bank of tbe river. Between four and five miles
back from tbe river is Tappan. Upon a hill
overlooking the village, Major John Andre was
hanged ninety-nine years ago yesterday, and
yesterday morning a monumental stone to mark
the spot was placed in positiou. There was no
formalalemunstratiua, no ceremonies, no speech
es nor the slightest effort at any. About a doz
en geuttemen from New' York and other places,
with-Mr.-Cyrus W. Field at tbe head, were
presenton the spot to watzb the workmen
erect the memorial stone, and wbeu it had been
done, they dispersed in groups to visit the va
rious historic spots of this most historic. ueigh
borbnod. There were present on the occasion,
Mr. Henry Wbittemore, Secretary of theTRock
laud County Historical Society : John II. Sals-
"bury, oPNyaclc ; ProOessor AT B. Gardner, late
ot West Foint Academy ; Kicliard E. Mount, ot
New York; William Austin, of New York; Win.
Kelby, of tbe New York Historical Society;
Abraham Hosier, artist; Mr. J. B. Andrews, and
t'jrus J Field, bis father-in-law ; Dr. Stephens,
of Tappan; Jobu Hariug, of Tappan, and John
Austin Stevons, the editor of tha Magazine
of American Hittort). Mr. Cyrus W. Field caus
ed tbe erection of the stone, and how be came
to do it he himself related yesterday, while
watching tbenork being dona. He said tbat
when Dean Stanley was staying with him at
his country bouse across tbe river last summer,
he became intensely interested in the Andre
story, and desired tuiiud tbe place where An
dre was executed. The Dean is a great anti
quarian, and Mr. Fiela said he spent most of
his time here in hunting up things that bad an
antiquarian interest. Mr. Field told him that
the execntion took place somewhere across the
river from tbe honse ; nnd it was agreed that
tbey should go over together. and try to find it.
They did so, and found tbat the.Rockbuid Coun
ty Historical Society bad just preceded them in
the same search; that they had made a thor
ough investigation, bad brought three of the
oldest people in tbe place to their assistance,
and nad fixed tbe spot exactly where the gal
lows was erected. Onu of tbe old men was 91
years of age. He bail been present at the dis
interment of tbe body (which was buried at tbe
foot of tbe gallows) in 1821 ; aud hU mother
bad witnessed the execution. All the authori
ties agreed iu fixing the spot on the summit of
the hill, about eighty feet from the New Jersey
line, which traversed the farm here. Dean
Stanley suggested that a stone might be placed
to mark tbe spot. Mr. Field replied tbat if be
could get the property so aa to own it, he would
erect a mounineutal stone, provided tbe Doau
wonld write au inscription. This the Dean did,
and Mr.' Field, after much negotiation, bought
of Jobu Blauvelt, who owned the farm, and iu
whose family it bad beeu since nearly the be
ginning of this century, thirteen acres of it,
which is all that lies within tbe State of New
York. Then ho'ordered tho stone, which was
yesterday erected, aud has bod the place sur
veyed and mapped out by his landscape gardener',-to
be made into a park. -While Mr. Field
was telling tbe story, the workmen, with ths
aid of pulleys and a pon crful derrick, bad care
fully dropped the moss of granite, weighing lire
tuns, iuto its proper position. It was still in
cased in thick boarding, but a few powerful
blows of a heavy hammer knocked tbe boarding
to pieces, aud the front of the monument, with
its inscription, was exposed. This incription,
Mr. Field says, has never been correctly given.
It is as follows:
'l iiereilYed, Oct. 2, 1780, " " :
: MAJOR JOHN ANDRE, of tbe British :
: Army, :
; who entering the American lines
; on a secret mission to Benedict Arnold,
; for tbe surrender of West Point,
; was taken prisoner, tried, and con- '.
; demned as a spy. ;
; His deatb, :
; though according to tbe stern code of :
; war, 1
; moved even-bis euemies to pi ty, :
; aud both armies mourned the fate
r of one so yonng and brave. ;
; In 1621 his" remains were'removed to ;
, Westminister Abbey. :
; A hundred years after the execution ;
; this stone was placed above the spot :
; where he lay, ';
; by a citizen of tbe United Stated, against ;
; which bo fought, " :
; not to perpetuate tbe record of strife, :
; but in token of those better feelings "
; which have since nnited tbe two nattous, :
; one, in race, in, language, aud iu religiuu, :
; with tbe hope tbat'tnis friendly uniou :
; will never be broken. :
Under tbe inscription is the name, "Arthur
Penrhyn Stanley, Deau of Westminister." The
front of the monument faces the east ; the west
side is blaiik', but an inscription will be placed
on it next year. On tbe north side is inscribed,
"He was more uufortunate than criminal. An
accomplished man and gallant officer. George
Washiugton." On the south side is the follow
ing line from the ".Eneid:" "Sunt lacbrymae
rerum et meutem mortalia taugunt." Tbe
height ot tbe apex nf the stone is about 7 feet
from the gronnd. It is a block 5 feet high by
3 iu diameter, and stands 011 to slabs of the
samo kind of stone, Maiue granite, which iu
turn rest on foundations going down 3 feet to a
concrete bed. An iron railing will be placed
around the monnmeut. The bill is now planted
as an orchard, bnt all the trees will bo cleared
away, which interfere with tbe view.
At the time of the execution or Andre, the
bill was comparatively bare, aud there was a
clear view down to the houses which dotted
tbe valley below. Directly at tbe foot of the
hill is the Maby Tavern, in which Andre was
confined, and from tbe window of his room in
tbe rear of the place he conld look up and see
the preparations which were being made for
bis execution. A little distance off is the De
wiut House, in which Washiugton bad bis
quarters, aud tbe windows of the room in which
be signed the death-warrant, also looked to
ward tbe fatal hill. It is said be told his serv
ant to draw the bliuds across, not wishing to
see the execntion. The court-martial by which
Ardre was tried, was held in the village chnrcb.
Tbe building is not now in existeuce; but the
Dewint' House stands, with modern addition
at one end, in which Mr. Wbittemore, of the
Comity Historical Society, Uvea. It was built
in 1700, and is preserved as nearly as possible
in the condition it was in Washington a time.
Quite a collection of interesting relics may be
seen here. The Maby Tavern beside the road,
is now almost a ruin, so far as the outside wood
work is concerned. The piazza has fallen to
pieces, the shingle roof is rotten, the steps have
broken down, and a wild tangle of bnar haa
grown over and through them. But the solid
stone and brie t walls (the bricks were brought
from Holland abd'arepf the Inst quality) stand
firmly and stoutly, except on tbe north' side,
where tbe wall has slightly bulged. At tbe
back of tbe house, What were originally two
rooms (in one of whlch-Andnt was confined)
were afterward thrown into one, making a room
large enough for the country dancing parties.
The place belongs to Dr.8teveus,, whose bouse
is beside it, aud who baa the propertr for sale.
He keeps it locked np teuaulfess, and scarcely
ever allows any one to enter it. There is mncb
feeling iu the neighborhood on' this: bnt the
Doctor, While showing the party over it yester
day, gave an excellent reason for doing as be
did. He said it was the only way to preserve
tbe place from" being literally torn' to pieces by
relic-hunters. He bad teuants in it ouce, and
lie found they were pulling even tbe wainscot
from the wall, and selling it to visitors, and
nearly every tile from tbe front of tbe old fire
place has been surreptitiously removed. Iu
oue of tbe empty rooms a rnde and faded pla
card over tbe mantel was. Inscribed : "The spir
ll'ori77(". ...Traitors! Beware !"-
Mr. John Austin Stevens was inclined, yes
terday, to throw some donbt npon the fact
whether or uot it was Audre's body which was
removed to Eoelaud in 1821. The British Gov
ernment, with permission givon by tbe United
States, had tbe body brought home. The Duke
of York came in a man-of-war, which went up
the river to Piennout and anchored there white
waitiug for tbe disinterment uf the body.
Wben tbe grave was dug into, it was fuuud
tbat the roots of a cedar tree had grown ao
firmly around tbe skull, that it was impossible
to detach them, and tbey were cat off ab ive.
Tbe tree itself was cut up iuto snuff-boxes.
Mr. Stevens has a theory that the body of An
dre was conveyed to tho British lines Immedi
ately after his execution, and that tbe remains
taken np In 1821, might have been those of one
of three or fonr Cowboys, wbo were shot at the
camp for cattle-stealing. He has printed some
thing npon this, aud Mr. Field sent the papers
to Dean Stanley. He received a letter from the
Deau two days ago, which he showed yesterday,
in which the Dean expresses the npiuiou th it a
mistake iu this matter was next to iiupossiblo.
Mr. Stevens, however, still thinks that the re
mains of one of the same fraternity which cap
tured Andre were mistaken for those of tho
man they captured.
It was noticeable tbat only throe or four of
the inhabitants of tbe locality were present, at
tbe placing of the stone. Quite a. feeling has
beeu worked np among tbeiu about the affair.
Mr. Wbittemore said tbat w hen tbe subject was
first mentioned, tbey were quite pleased with
the idea; then a discussion began in the Now
York papers about the nupatriotic character of
the intended memorial, aud tbey took sides
against it quite warmly. It is stated as a his
torical fact, however, that in Audre's time, this
neighborhood was noto riously Tory. It is also
whispered that tbe Tory blood shoncd itself at
tho time of another and later war, when tbe
place was notoriously Copperhead. But these
are doubtless "wicked slanders. There was one
descendant of a Revolutionary family whose an
cestors were certainly no Tories. This was Mr.
John Hariug, whoso house is full of memorials
of the olden times. X l'.-Timei.
Mr. rVaaby Gives Plaitt Direct!.. f.r C...
durlias J.int DUenui.n inihr O.r
ing the Nrxt Canipaiaw, With Other Hiaua.
Confkdrit X Roads,
Wicii is in the State uv Kentucky,
September 22, 1879.
The nextelecshnn is liable to be eggstreemly
eggscitin, aud ther snood bo in the South a yoo
uity uv ackshun aud a yoouiformity uv meens
to be yoosed, that our success may bo asboored.
We must bev a solid Sontb, tbat tbe vote nv tho
States now groanin nuderFcdral despnism miy
bo throwed for a candidate which will recognize
tbe fact that the South hez rites, and is reddy
to maintain em.
In all jint disensbuns in the Sutbcrn States
these roots shood be observed :
1. Wben a Radikel shows a desire to discuss,
tbe ride shood never be yoosod. The revolver
is better, for ther are six loads iu a navy, and
tho second may accomplish wat tbe first failed
to do. But the shot gun is tbe proper weepiu,
for sbot scatters, and no matter how shaky a
sundry's hand may be, tbe tother discusser
cau't git out uv range nv a charge uv shot.
2. Never depend upon a siugle-barreled gun.
It may take two charges to finish b obuoxious
3. AHuz Jooee tbe old fashioned muzzle load
er. Tbecatridges tbat yoo bev to yoose with
the britcb-loader are loaded with small snot,
wich won't allnz do. Aud besides, the britch
loader is a Yankee weepin, and no troo Sutbern
er will yoose anything uv Yankeo make, onlcss
he kiu git it on credit.
4. Load with a heavy charge uv buck-shot,
nnd, allnz put in two or three slugs. Slugs is
mure couvincin than buck-shot, ez tbey tare a
bigger hole.
5. Alluz aim at tbe button on tbe back uv
the cote. The charge then penetrates the kid
ueys and liver, and tho disturber dies on the
spot. It is crooelty to prolong ther sufferius.
6. Be keerful to observe tbo law. The mo
ment the dioturber quits Lickin, go afore tbe
neercst Jnstis nv tbe Peccc, and deliver yoor
self np. He will immrjitly admit yoo to bale,
and tbe infanius charge that tbe Sutberu citizen
is not law-abldin will be disproved.
7. Free speech is the bulwark uvourciwli
zasben, and ever body must enjoy it; but rz
disturbers can't be allowed, let it be understood
that only Ditnekrats kiu enjoy that privilege.
Meetius nv Kadikels, beiu iucenjary, must be
sternly suppress!.
8. A speeker sbood never be shot while ou
tbe stand. Lay for bim when ha hez got throo.
It will be fouud that after a few uv em bev beeu
silenced, uone will vencber ou it.
9. 'Nigger meetin bouses aud Sunday skools
can nut be permitted, ez" tbey are tbe bot-beds
uv radikelism. One Methodist preacher will off
set the good work uv a dozen groseries.
10. Postmasters sbood see to it that uo Radi
kel papers are permitted to be cirkelatid. Noojo
papers is a uoosence, and if the Radikels are
perventid from taken 'em, they will be entirely
supprest In our seckahun, ez the troo Dimekrat
don t care to to take 'em at all. Tbe less noos
paper, the better the Dimekrat.
Ther are other things that mite be recom
mendid, but ef these is follered out, ther is uo
dout nv a glorious Dimekratic victry next yeer.
With Tildeu's barl iu the North, and tbe shot
gun in the South, we kin elect the next Presi
dent. May tbe Lord faver us.
Petroleum V. Nasbv,
Dimekratic Organizer.
Sherman firtuif sued the SI ethodlste.
Yonr note of yesterday, in which you allude to
a paragraph in Tie Advocate, tbe organ of tbe
Metbodist Episcopal Chnrch, to the effect "that
a prominent member of the Cabinet bad warned
tbe Presideut uot to trust or have anything to
do with any of Grant's friends, and especially
his chnrch tbat is, tbe Methodist," and stating
that such a remark has beeu attributed to me,
is received. Such an imputation is scarcely
wortb denying. I believe it to be uutrue as to
any member uf the Cabinet. I know it to be
untrue as to myself. The idea of warning the
President agaiust the Methodist Church tbe
strongest pillar iu this country of tbe Repnblieaa
party is utterly preposterous, ami no one wbo
knows me would give it credit for a moment.
And it is equally preposterous that I conld warn
the Presideut against "Grant's friends," for GiU.
Grant never had a truer friend than I am. I
supported bim from tbe beginning of bis service
at Fort Donclson to this hour; never spoke an
unkind word of him, never besieged him for fa
vors, being always in a position when be could
render " mb "noae; always Supported hls'pollcy,
except in a few cases where -my judgment did
not conform to bis, and then I always frankly told
bim wby; and I do not mean tbat oar friendship
shall be disturbed by any act or word or mine.
From a MluM Priroft Utter.
TiiEfmous solid silver vaie, two aaiTa half
feet high, and elaborately fabricated, presented
by the Whigs to Henry-Clay in 1844, is offered
for sale at Boston by tbe great man's grandson.
The dying leave tall Cast :
CbeAtnut. willow, oak and beech.
All brown and withered lie
Now swirling in tbe cutting blant.
Xw sodden under foot tbey teacb
That one and all mut die.
Thl Autumn of the year
Come. dly to mv poor heart.
Vhow jouthful hope are fled.
Tbe darkening day re der
Kach lore one mine I ee depart,
Aa withered leaves and dead.
AU present loit no gain remote!
Monotony of pain !
Ab, no! I beralv
Tbe robin alngs. llow sweet tbe note
A pure, unearthly strain.
And, of all flowers, the flrst
Beneath these leaves in Spring shall blow
Hweet violet, blue and white ;
So all lost oue shall burst
In Springlike beauty, Summer glow
In lleareo, upon our sight.
A Hkrlch .f 111 I A(r. mm Two Brantifal
Tributes to Hi nriat.rr.
Dr. DickiuMin was bom in Green Couuty, Ken
tucky, July 13tb, lbOC. He was, therefore, at
his death, past 73 years orage. He was educated
at New Athens Academy, Greeusburg, Kentucky.
He studied law at Fredericksburg, Virginia. He
was admitted to practice in April, 1823, aud that
year took up his residence at Spriugfield, Illi
nois, where he engaged as clerk in tho Sheriff's
office, remaining in tbat position a number of
years. In 183G, ho eutered the ministry of the
Metbodist Episcopal Church. Subsequently? he
studied medicine, and was regularly admitted to
practice. Afterwards, ha engaged for several
years in tbe successful practice of the law tit
Lacon, Illinois. In 1850, be removed to Iowa,
and resided in tbat State ten years, engaging in
tbe practice of medicine a portion of the time,
aud a part of the timo taking regular work in
tho annual Conference, being stationed at Cliil
licothr, Blootufield, Sheridan, and Ottnmwa. In
18C0 he came to Kansas, taking up his residence
at Oskaloosa, engaging in tbe ministry there.
In 1S&1 5 be preached at White Cloud, in lSGfl at
Wyandotte, iu 18(33 at Quiudaro. In 18G9 he was
Agent of the American Peace Society. Iu 1370
be preached at North Topeka. The same J ear,
he was appointed State Librarian, which be
contiuned to bold uutil bis death. Topela Com
monireallk. DEATH OK A GOOD MAN.
The telegraph has announced tbe death of Da
vid Dickinson, tbe State Librarian of Kaus.is.
He was a uative of Kentucky, was about seventy-three
years old, aud had passed his life iu
Kentucky, Illinois, and Kansas. He has been a
clergyman in the Methodist Chnrcb. and a prac
ticing physician. The post of Librarian has
been Held by Ur. uickinsou tor about ten years.
Under bis faithful and intelligent care, he has
seen the volumes of tbo Library more than dou
ble iu number, a complete law library bnilt up,
as well as many valuable standanl works, cyclo
pedias, reviews, histories, aud miscellaneous
books placed npon tbe shelves. There is a full
set of American and English reports, and every
-text book of good rrpute. The "old Doctor," as
he was usually called, held tbo Library iu his
heart, next to bis affections to the Metbodist
Church and the Republican party. By corres
pondence with publishers and lawyers, lie al
was found out where to get a book to com
plete an imperfect set, and where there was a
choice work for his beloved shelves. As be lov
ed his books and his room, so all who knew bun
came to love bim.
He was blnut and outspoken on all topics ;
bad opinions, and uttered them ; believed iu
truth and integrity, and put them into his diily
life. He was as hopeful, as full of faith, confi
dence aud enthusiasm as a boy, aud when he
spoke of death, as he often did, it was with tbo
serenity and cheerfulness of a mau who hail no
more doubt of tho life to come than he bad of
tbe life now preseut. A few days ago we signed
with him tho Old Settlers' register, at Lawrence,
he the while talking about Grant in tbe most
happy mood, aud putting down in the book, we
believe, a wish that the General might be the
next Presideut. There waa no more jocund boy
at Bismarck Grove than our spectacled and
gray-haired frieud of three score years and ten.
If auy wandering Kansas boy has a straggle to
joiu him iu the Better Laud, the old Doctor will
not only reach over the battlements to pull bim
np, but will work a thonsand years iu building
ladders to bring tho last strav sheep into tbe
fold. ire&.'iniaVr, in St. Joep Ilrrald.
It is with a heavy heart tbat we sit down to
write a few brief and insufficient words, record
ing the loss of a dear friend. Dr. David Dickin
son, Stato Librarian of Kansas, who died at To
peka, on tho evening of Suuday, October 5.
Forten years past, Dr. Dickinson has been the
custodian of tho State Library, scarcely ever ab
sent from it; so constant iu his care and at
tendance, that he had grown to bo part of it.
His slender but erect form, bis snowy beard,
bis spectacles, all the items which went'to make
up his personality, had become as mncb associ
ated with the Library in the minds of hundreds,
as the books themselves ; and to inisa bim from
those precincts will be liko suddenly going iuto
the room, to find the shelves empty, the well
remembered tables covered nithdnst, tbe chairs
t-nantiess. It was amid these surroundings
that the writer first saw Dr. Dickinson ; it was
there tbat he passed with him many cheerful
hours, listening to that friendly converse which
au old mau loves to hold with a yonng man,
whose pursuits aud thoughts aro kindred to
bis own ; and so be feels that now he shall
see no mora the good old Librarian, walking
back and forth in tbe dim ball, or moving abont
the room, pointing oat his treasures to visitors
or seated in a window, poring over some favor
ite volume, the place will henceforth be to him
vacant und desolate.
Dr. Dickiusou had tbat genuine lore of books,
that pride in tbem, that enthusiasm about them,
tbat makes tbe true librarian. He fouud tbe
State Library a commou lawyer's library, with
a handfull of miscellaneous works, purchased
for tbe most part by some forgotten Territorial
officials ; be devoted ton years of his life to it,
and left it a fine collection, both in tbe depart
ments of law and literature, a monument to his
learning and devoteduess, and, we trust, the
formation of a noble library, worthy of the Kan
sas tbat is to be.
Dr. Dickinson was a native of Kentucky, bat
removed in boyhood to Illinois. As a yonng man,
he served in tbe Black Hawk war, and was, dur
ing the campaign, tbe messmate of Gen. Henry,
oue of the prominent figures of that time, arid
in whose honor one of the Counties of Illinois is
ramed. He knew all tbe bright men who, at the
bar, in tbe pulpit, or on tbe stomp, laid deep the
foundations of tbe State of Illinois, and gave her
her good fame. He was the friend and associate
of Lincoln, sod the writer often urged him to
give the public his reminiscences of Lincoln, as
he knew bim, an awkward young man, strug
gling uot for fame, hot bread. He was full of an
ecdotes of tbe men of long ago, whom be knew
wben, a country doctor and Metbodist preacher,
he rode over tbe prairies of Illinois, then as new
a country a Kansas. There was something iu
Doctor Dickinson's manner, in bis later years,
in bis hearty way of shaking bands, and in tbe
spring of his step, which lasted ereu amid the
iufiruiities of age, that reminded oue that he
had lived in tbe hardy and simple days of the
"rifle, axe and saddle-bags." He always lived,
as wo may say, in the new, open country, for,
after being a pioneer in Illinois, be removed to
Iowa, when it was a young State, and came to
Kansas in I860.
He lived seventy-three years in this world,
and few have filled ont their allotted three-score
and ten with more of nnostcu tat ions nsefutuess;
of hearty and intelligent sympathy with all good
things; of courtesy to all men; of honest per
formance of every dnty. We ate fain to believe
tbat tbe last ten years of his life were the hap
piest. They passed gently away in the society
of his beloved books, sod of those who sought
tbem and bim. Tbat bis end was peace, there
cau be no donbt, for, as he never feared any re
sponsibility in life, be never shrank from the
mystery of death. Kind, simple-hearted, faith
ful old man, there is no need to tell those who
knew thee to keep tby memory green. SMc L.
Ptrntit, in A Icnito Champion.
31 r. FleU sseaslr Krect m Mhaft to the W.r
jyr Kpr. 9f naary The Evrstt. that M.r is
the V.nas Patrl.t'. aiiaaisa ! what Pan
f New Writ waa he huaserf r-Hi Clter
aac. before Death.
Many yrars ago," said Mr. Cyrus W. Field, re
cently, "I subscribed for the erection of a monu
ment to Nathau Hale, and for tbe last two years
I have been considering the propriety of erect
ing a monument to bim in New York. He was a
good man. No one can say aught against him,
and it is highly proper that his memory should
be thus perpetuated. I believe that the erection
of a monument, like the establishmeut of a free
libiary, or an art gallery, does very much to
stimnlate tbongbt and provoke inquiry. It is
surprising bow much study has been put on his
torical events up in Rockland Couuty since it
was first .proposed to erect a monument there
on the spot where Major Andre was executed.
People have criticised melt great deal, but I
thought it proper to mark tbe spot where a great
historical eveut took place, and I have learned
to believe tbat if a man does what be thinks just
and proper, it will all turn out right with bim iu
good time.
"Now, as to what you call my new idea of
erecting a monument to tbe memory of Nathan
Hale, the fact is, as I said, I have been consid
ering tbe matter fur abont two years. There
are three places, at each of which it is said by
many historical disputants that he was execut
ed. Sonio say he was executed aud buried in
City Hall Park, near tbe Hall of Records. Others
say that those events took place at the Rittger's
place, near where Rutgers street now is, east of
Broadway. I think, bowevrr, with Mr. William
Kelby, assistant librarian of the New York His
torical Society, aud other careful investigators,
tbat he was hanged and buried near tbe old
lleeknian mansion. This was situated near
where Hamilton Park now is ; that is, east of
Third avenue, in tbe neighborhood of Sixty-sixth
orSixty-seenth street. I do not now remem
ber tbe streets between which tbe park U situ
ated. At all events, the gronnd uow belongs to
tbe city. From my study uf the matter, I have
reached the conclusion that Hale was brought
to the Commander-in-Chief of the British forces,
then occupying tbe Beekman house; that he
was kept over night iu a green-bouse adjoining
the house, or near it, aud that be was taken out
the next morning, and banged aud buried near
it. Mr. rteibv tells tne be believes the city will
give the necessary land for tbe erection of a
nionnment, aud the proposition I now make is,
that if the city will give the ground, I will erect
a suitable monument. I presume tbe city will
do so. I think it ought to. It will not require
much ground for a monument in the city. A plot
tweuty-five feet square would do."
Mr. Field was asked what kind of a monument
lie proposed to erect. He said he bad uot come
to ail) iieuiuie couciusiou ei, ciiuci .3 tu iuu
, form of tbe memorial or the inscription to be
put on it.
Early lost January, iu tbe storm of protests
against Mr. Field's offer to erect a monument to
Andre, there were several reminders to Mr.
Field that the grave of Captain Nathau Hale
was yet uumarked by any memorial stone. Tbe
late Mr. Henry J. Raymond, in bis address at
tbe dedication of the Tarrytowu monument to
the three captors of Major Andre, declared tbat
Nathan Hale furnished the most conspicuous
examp'e of patriotism that tbe history of tbe
Revolution bad left ns. "Tbe equal of Andre in
talent, wortb, nud amiable manners," bo said,
"and bis superior in tbat final test of character
the motive by which bis acts were prompted
and his life guided he laid aside every consid
eration personal to himself, and entered upon a
service of infinite hazard to life, because Wash
ington deemed it important to the sacred cause.
Like Audre, ho was found in a hostile camp;
like him, though without trial, be was adjudged
a spv, condemned to death, and banged."
When tbe American army was defeated, iu the
summer of 1776, on tbe hills tbat form the east
ern outskirts of Brooklyn, it was driven back
to Maubattan Island 14,900 ill-fed, ill-clad, ill
armed, discouraged men remained fit for duty.
The city was eacnated, and on Sept. 15, Gen.
Howe look possession, but much of his victori
ous army of 25,000 nicu remained on Long Island.
Tbe outlook was dismal. Washington, encamp
ed on Harlem Heights, was painfully anxious
for information thai would enable him to make
a correct forecast of Howe's plans. He explain
ed, iu a council of war, the necessity there was
for an intelligent man, who would beabloto
pass through the British lines, penetrate their
camps on Loug Island, and wben there, make
careful estimates of their forces, and seenre
plans of their defensive works aud positions.
Col. Kuowlton, wbo was deputed to find such a
man, called the best of tbe officers of bis regi
ment before him, aud asked for a volnuteer for
tbe secret and dangerous duty. Hale was the
only man to volunteer. His classmate at Yale
College remonstrated with him, and nrged him
not to act as a spy. Hale answered : "I think I
owe my country the accomplishment of au ob
ject so important and so much desired by the
commander nf her armies, and I kuow of no
other mode of obtaining the information than
by assuming a disguise und passing iuto the en
emy's camp. I am fully sensible of tbe conse
quences of discovery aud captnre iu such a situ
ation. But for a year I have been attached to
the army, and have not rendered any material
service, while receiving a compensation for
which, I make uo return. Yet I am not influenc
ed by tbo expectation of promotion orpecumnry
reward. I wish to be useful, and every kind uf
service necessary for tbe public good beco mes
honorable by becoming necessary. If tbe exi
gencies of my country demauda peculiar service,
its claims to tbe performance of tbat service are
At Nornalk, Connecticut, Hale exchanged his
uuifurni for a brown suit and a broad-briinmed
hat. He crossed tbe Sound in a sloop, and land
ed at Great Neck, iu Huntington Bay. He spent
several days at least within tbe enemy's hues.
He was captured on Great Neck Point, while be
was awniting tbe aj rival of tbe boat tbat was
to take bim back to Connecticut. It is gener
ally believed that a Tory relative recognized
bim, while be was sitting in the window of
Chichester's tavern, in Huntington. He walked
down to Great Neck Point, and was just abont
to leap aboard a boat tbat was approaching the
Point to take bim away, wben a British officer
in command of several marines sprang np front
behind a cover, and ordered him to surrender.
Between tbe pieces of leather that formed the
soles of his shoes, as in Andre's cose, plans aud
memoranda relating to tbe British forces were
fouud. He was taken to Gen. Howe, who at
that time occupied tbe Beekman mansiun as bis
headquarters. Hale denied nothing. William
Cunningham, Prorest Marshal, was ordered to
bang him at daybreak on the morning of Sept.
22. Daring tbe night be wrote three letters,
one to bis mother, one to hi sister, and one to
bis sweetheart. In tbe morning. Cunningham
read the letters in an issolent voice, in Hale's
presence, and then tore tbem in pieces. When
asked afterward wby he did so, he said ha "did
not want tbe rebels to know tbey bad a man wbo
could die with so mnch firmness."
While Hale was standing on the round of the
fatal ladder, with tbe noose aronnd his neck,
Cnnnicgbam told bim to speak ont bis dying
speech aud confession. Hale, directing bis at
tention to others tbat stood near bim, said qui
etly: "I only regret that I have bnt one life to lose
for my country."
"Swing tbe rebel off!" shonted Cnnningham,
in angry response to the contempt which Hale
had shown, in not directing his remark to him
self." Hale was just of age, it is said, wben the bat
tle of Lexington was fought, and waa one of tbe
first to enlist on receipt of the news. Tbe wom
eu of bis native town, Scnth Coventry, soma
years ago erected a granite abaft forty feet high,
with bis name, place of birtb, tbe dates of his
birth and death, and his dying words. .Vtic Tori;
The anniversary of Napoleon's surrender at
Sedati, to jndge from its celebration this year,
bids fair to become to ths Germans what the
Fourth of July is to the United States. Its ob
servation has been growing more general every
year, and has became a fixed fact witb the young
er generation. It is not very likely to augment
French love for the Teutonic conquerors.
O. tho Democrat are laid In a very cioomv cave.
And they tit op on their elbows within their littl rrar.
For to watch the coming of tho tidal ware.
CHOxrs n'm ! Ita! very nasal. Mowed by
a measure whittled In a minor key.l
And tbey instantly propone, let us sing a littl. song.
llow the Rebel tbey were heroes, and Kadlcal are wrong,
for, perhaps, 'twill help tho tidal ware along.
Cnotrs H'nt! Ha! etc
It minorities ire crashed, whst it all our freedom worth !
O. tha Liberty's that throttled (hall hare another birth,
TV'hen a South to. solid meets a ootid Xorth
Cuoecs H'm! Ha! etc.
Shll Kepubltcan bo lln by masquerading elan,
Whilo tho Democrats are voting a often a tbey can t
Shall wo sate the country on tbo Yazoo plant
Ciioat's ll'm! Ha! etc
Ilark. and listen totheeheera! do yoa hear tbe people aay
That the tidal-wave it rising, and booming on tha way I
Hare you heard from olaino and California t
Ciioais ll'm! Ha! etc
Sureenougbt I hrardanoise! Tiathetldal-wave.Iknow;
It will Up tbo Eourbon crowd topsy turvy la its flow,
A It tossed tho wicked host otVbn re-oh!
Cuocrs H'm! Ha! etc
3IaJ.rC'aaaiaajhaas'a Tara JText A B.(gel.
i.a Aa.re Capl.r.
To the Editor of the Sex Sir : Last week
a friend of mine from Piccadilly (London, yon
know) made me a visit. Of conrse I showed
him the sights around New York. Among oth
er things, I took him to the Hall of Records in
the Park. "This,"eays I to my friend from Pic
cadilly (his name is Tuppence 'Apenny, Esq.),
"is where Major Cunningham of the regular
British army, by jove, was in- command of tha
rebel prisoners in King George's time, you
"Didn't 'e make it 'ot fur 'em, though!" says
"You bet he did," aays I. "He not only
smothered tbem in hut cages, aud paddled tbem
fur exercise, but be starved tbem. On this very
spot where we now stand he might have stood
when he gave tbe order tbat the damned rebels
should have only one meal of bran a day, though
he had collected money iu advance from them
and their friends fnot to mention the govern
mental allowance,) for three rations of bread
aud one of meat a day."
"Did he, though T" cried 'Apenny. "Hisn't
it strange that no monnmeut tuarks this spot I"
You don't often see such a fellow as 'Apenny.
I fouud him the greatest man I ever saw fur
historical matters. He again expressed regret
tbat nothing marked tbe spot. Then I said:
"If yon will write tbe inscription, I'll put np
the stone."
The other day 'Apenny (who had meantimo
returned to tbe Piccadilly) sent we over the
"inscription." Yon can copy it. It has never
been published, as It is new :
Here stood, September 6, 1779,
Major John Cunuiugham of the regular British
army, By Jove,
Wbo, having been appointed commander of tha
Provost Prison House opposite, made
Tbe lives of some seven thousand ragged
Aud hnngry rebels deuced
in the King's name. To the horrors of martial
imprisonment he added every device of
cruelty, tbat greed could dictate, or
brutality devise.
To pnt money in bis own private purse,
He denied the wretched Yankees
Wbo bad tbe ignorance to believe that they
could govern themselves
Better than the Kingaud the impudence,
To take np arms against bim
Even the miserable food which tha British
Governor allowed tbem, and which tbey bad
thomselves bribed him to give them.
He kept Ethau Allen iu au iron cage
Four feet square.
He hung Nathan Hale, with the memorable
words, "Let the damned rebel swing;"
And burned up the letter
the Rebel had written to his betrothed,
aud had begged his keepers,
"For God's sake, and as the lost Prayer of a
Dying Man,"
to seud her. This stone as placed here.
ou tbe spot where he (Cunningham) stood,
by a citizen of tbe State, agaiust
which he fought,
Not to perpetuate the record of strife,
But in tokeu of those better feelings
Which hare since united tbe two nations,
One in race, in language, and in religion,
With tbe earnest hope that this friendly union
TnppencewApenny, Esq., Piccadilly, London.
It will be up in a day or so. Yours truly,
Kt'lios W. Aguos.
To the Editor ok Tub Sex Sir : It seems
bnt natural that tbe peoplo of Tappan should
feel indignant at tbe action of Mr. C. W. Field,
who, to please an English frieud, offends the
feelings of bis own countrymen, and especially
the Tappanites, by erecting tbat Audre monu
ment iu their town.
Your advice to the aggrieved patriots to use
no nolawful means to express their patriotism,
is just what would be expected of tbe Snn. As,
however, you have not iudicated to tbem what
conrse to pursue, allow me to make the follow
ing suggestion: Let all patriots whose feelings
have thus been offended, contribute toward tba
erection of a high brick wall, with indentations
in imitation nf prison windows, and provided
with iron prison bars, all around the plot of
ground, containing tbe objectionable stone.
Inscriptions explaining this action should bo
F laced in several conspicuous parts of said wall.
f this plan should bo favorably received, I am
willing to seud in $1 as my contribution, toward
the fund. S. Edinoer,
ICG East 117th Street.
To the Editor op Tub Sl'.v Snn : My com
munication, printed in last Wednesday's Snn,
was intended only as a noto of warning to de
ter those liberal New Yorkers wbo have pitched
their tents near Sleepy Hollow, from being en
snared into an attempt to revive the threadbare
story of tbe patriotism of tbe captora of Andre.
The "three honest farmers" admitted that
they were in tbo habit of lyiug in ambush by
tbe roadside, miles from their homes, aud out
aide tbe military liues, ready to pounce upon
tbe nnwary traveller wbo might chance to pass,
aud wbilingaway tbe hours when business was
dull, with a pack uf card. Their honesty is a
tradition piously preserved among their de
scendants. Houeat farmers do not require certificates of
character, iu a community where tbey resided
from their childhood. It is true that seventeen
persons were fonnd willing to -sign a paper of
that sort, tbirty-sereu years after these farm
ers bushwhacked Andre, but Mr. Van Wart
makes no mention in bi letter of the sworn af
fidavits furnished to Col. Tallmadge, setting
forth tbat Paulding, Van Wart and Williams
were what that gallant officer charged them
witb being, mere wayside robber.
Continental Line.
Totue Editoxop Tub Sex Sir: A short
time ago, these was great deal of fast and
bluster abont tearing down tbe Andre monu
ment. Now, that monument is np, and who
dare throw it down f To be. sure, Mr. Field Is
a little in advance of ths present time, bnt I
glory in him none tbe less, for bis true loyalty,
which will be thoroughly appreciated whin ths
present Prince of Wales becomes Emperor of
America, and when tbe people of the States
will look back witb shame npon tbe nnboly re
bellion of their ancestors, against tbat power to
which tbey were nnited in race, in language,
and in religion. God Save the Qcken. .
a iss
Tub late Dr. James C. Ayer, said Jndge Chai.
Cowley in a recent lecture, invented a rotary
steam engine, a method of reducing gold and
silver ores, system of telegraphic Dotation, a
bronzing machine, a drag mixer, a drug digest
er, and other machiue. In the midst of all his
enterprises, he fonnd time for liberal stndie, .
and after he was fifty years old, mastered tbe
Portuguese language.
Toe Buffalo JCrarcu insinuatingly shrieks
that "the son never sets oa Davy Davis," and
it is lucky for the snn that David Davis never
gets a chance to sit on it.
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