SOL MILLER, PUBLISHER AND PROPRIETOR.
DEVOTED TO THE INTERESTS OF DONIPHAN COUNTY. Our Motto: "Talk for Home, Fight for Home, Patronize Home."
SUBSCRIPTION, $2.00 PER YEAR, IN ADVANCE.
VOLUME XXV.-NUMBER 27.
TROY, KANSAS, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15, 1881.
WHOLE NUMBER, 1,275.
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From tie Sew York IalfpeaJreJ-1
tussutsu no tut hcwum or .umiorr tisdt.1
sr wnxiti uw.
braes la jocr purees. ST. Maithsw, x, a .
Trie ure-i eU iu tod asd ""fifH
. .j.i.tMM.i.llfi'- Kama
LTe sad eoUladt J-. h laetre Wme s
TlieDeTer here to prayer SMetpeeatonat, ? ""
JJd 5ueraiMV God had wilh Uf.to.toaJ'
Thoe show ills 7ee drriae beatiude.
Eee i ranlt a para i abate aarh era" a atone j
Yet be taoir proud tortjtkme reeaeth net :
Ha teeth toward an ancient, eacred ep.t.
To Hlm,alaa lit la lint t well known
Tt eft la nodwerted tha BaUerlne praise
Whkh npuo atcmea man ofles tho. earreee.
Though now -U aad, aoon brlebter rjo.e 1IU race,
Manduic at the Apostle Felere grane.
Ha ccntli leva npan tha atone hta band i
The tbarrh and porch recrfce a aiirbt j ebock I
Tbe fTanlte colons, of tbe tomb oalork.
Tha abeplug eorpie beneath, at Ilia command.
Shales off tha drum of eighteen handrart jaera.
And, etepplnj forth. tramWinr with bopea "d '.
Hie Uatfar Great, Divine and Inflnitol
lie fill, npnn hU kneaa. and. bowlnl low
Ilia hoary head, ha klaue on the laet
And band, the acara of woonda eotb.ni: ace 1
UlaonthabroMt. which i. with lue repleU.
UMnWBlul il.rtar of earth and aeo!
UaVtarofall'- . . He beckon. -Xiroa wltk na.
Coma, let na find bow men eonuneraorite
Mj reanrraction. fUllai on thia data.
They leaaa tha church. Ttltbont tha faBinl nl'ht
. i m -"" rrr r -!". iT.i .
aw-a a . uTtl ....1 auM iha tit hi ttklB
WiU rlctrT fiuiihrd, brineing tl breakluc ly.
Tbe ann. a tn ' -vodt down hi llrtt rJ
OnttlInUIi, " in tC wtbJJ. ..
bUoda there III : l f1 Im nd
Thou Ia-I In rj with 1Mt. In iaf.
Dot IUr?pUra -Wr-JlbdHaleTfTttwnl
IfulDKtlxmr, the lKJmt 1I IBJ Hajil
Tbvo knortt that m- nd lore a"1
With tbw nfcli i t o tltoauiKl jr bo,
Th wort.l I AA naorn. Cwdul tlvHi abatlt Ivmw
Wbitbrt- th Moml I Mrrifiorrf old flow,
An4 vhst fruit from thn dew divine did grow 1
TuiDt l"t sw nra tlw) way ar lelra now wend,
T. Itvurr ranch juun anI C"' tcwM tU ?
!U-h curw alxl nlmck which to my liear'n wtcend,
Irn? in it rraIl thuu halt Kuiiy hear ;
L"t na how is WJ bebt obyrd
B aimple. lilaia. and with th lnor Wnl j
Lore tliou Micb man ftr LI wu nakr. and aid,
hhunn;; hit ButTf rinja wjti thej nunt altmud.
Thb--II tlnitcat, finxUlmin;laoJi.U
la rl Ppieodur all th chnirhes at-era
JL coldm nuwk, whirl, bright ci-ma arrB".
A apaxkhos liaR and chstn whrr La.nti Klram
TbMMt), with a iumd nUH where dianHmds U,
llaxk oar .hnm thr obrinant ciowd di ralw)
Upon their abooldcrs on a throne all rrd.
While un vch grn a ray of ann ia ebWL
SUodlnc erfhtt, the Maater wait tUms by.
To watch the TOMinc of (be Macnate'a ahow.
ItowncmionrkwwarKiieHdtiwn!" Irate, they cryj
A halbdicT rlla : "ltcmen, beccar, Ct''
n-Une him i?ly wlUi hia ran-, Ue baud.
That touch ... drop cf blond from oat JIi aid
1'alla to thn earth- "And wh la thia an pI t"
' Know yoo not f Tia ChrUt's Vicar nancUfird I
"natChriUwaapourl" " In wnJth him Vkar nXl."
C'knrt talked aX41' M l'-ot borne aloft by men
la bi, we uw, who Chriatrnibtu control, t '
"And Cbrit drore n awar tbe bejnrara. when
Tb-T came to him. lie atiil allarrd their craana.
And enred and blwd them, filling tbem with hope ;
lUrwril cTro Iboae who threw at bias with aUmr.
''Come, llat-r, Irt oa jk Around na all la jay.
AVe are not wanted here. Tuelaintbrnf,oihrlrway.
Jfrenbti; haa come. Thepria4apiliotnetodlej
la all refcrtorie bouattxHu boanli are airrad.
Laden with dicacia and fine wine,
AH tbewurid'a pwI ttrfuga to thWpjp?c3or add.
An atntetixla fraanee forth doth now.
larUiac to their doora a bungry hordes.
Atraeej thrae the Maalrknekelh low.
"OWe, and it ahall be eiTrn thr,n tbe Lord.
Wait fur the kiUrhe-Mraia, wrre ou not told I
In golden Irttera craved ia vn the wall:
1u abepberd there ahall tbu be, and one fuld.
jlnd. atrk at heart. lie pn away, and eeea
Upon the walla tbe w.rka of tuanter old.
Whieh many pictured drvde of aainta on fold
llartin the baiot. who care bia cbmk away;
Elixabeth, who alma did Darer aparet
The loaTea and fiabea famooa from Ilia day.
The Of tree cunwd becauae it did not bear t
-And then the Lird Cbriat. u&ng neath tbe rroaa.
.How beautiful all thia 1 He. at aloe.
AakaPetert -What la thia place I Tell me! Cotne!H
And be repllea i "Thia U the JeauiU' borne 1
TVlthont, open tbe hot atonee of the street,
A meiHlicant and a wretched crod await i
Tarryias tilL feastinc o'er, they pet thct treat.
Their Uirat and hoaxer all the time are gnat.
One of the crowd, a moat unhappy wretch,
Slandeth alone, while teara roll down hit face.
JnU thia crowd, which man could hardly akctcb,
(Stepped the MeaaUh, with bland, codlike crace.
-What alia tfcee I aaka lie of thia wretched one.
MI for ut children einned. Denied to me
WuabtMlutktu!'' "hure, tU known to tl
That God forctTea ! MVea, but when feaatb.g'1 lew.
I ahall to-day for thia cet nauzht to cat
2anjht for myatdf or for my children sweet-
2fow como the prieata. ...
Tbe baaqnetlog U o'er. . . .
Then, let us ro," the Upjar aaid. fc we
Will aura be driven off." Hut Chrut doth asy:
I have no hotue." "Then oome alone with me.
Urn bread have I, but where thy bead to lay.
That which I hare I will divide with yea."
The klaatcr at theae wonle moat happy gnw.
Therewith the mendicant cooTeyeth Him
Tbrwu-h many a deviooa. dark, and Ltttly aUeet.
A hundred aoundinc bella their ran do jreet.
Which ctJebrate ChrUt a riaioe. Kve era dim.
And in the distant cat. ujion the k
Bright, cleaniing aUra aUine forth to beautify.
TUg dat alMire, fivut every quarter round
Tbe hallelujahs (aeeauin aatire) auund.
Thia ia nT but," the bepear now doth say.
Within, four almont naked children cry.
The klater then bia rluak doth aat away.
Fire bWdtne wound- hU pwrm-o fvnty.
Jlia forehead bleeda, the tlHnta oe mav dearry.
"Knowme,"beca!mlyiiaiUi. "La1 tthl"
" O, Master, I WWve 1 ily handa I fold
In reverent praer! X love and 1 believe I
for oura thou tn ' rtm thee we now receive
AW fa this wretrboti Lome, au bare and cold !
Ilut not for wealth or earthly y crave L
Thee are but vain awl altry. Grant me tbiat
Before Thy bleedire uail-ecarred frame to die.
That were, indeed, to me tbe jrrratcat bhaa."
In crlef profound the Ma-ter then doth apeak.
"Yea, be ia ncht. Jits hliaa. indeed, eicei.
TTho on hi mouJ a clean wing to Heaven la borne j
.Not bia who on the earth uncertain dwell.
. . . Cow.e with me, then, and teatimony bear.
That precept holy, for which wrour 1 bore,
for which, two tbounands jeer ao, Xdtrd,
Toar are aoouted from th nch mu'a dNri
Tliat oa thi eartJi. redecnied by prce divine.
The hut and aepnlchre alone are ii me ! "
THE VHiLAGE 23JK".
Tbe quirt ind oHcrly little tillage of ,
la the State of llainr, was oua uiomiii); iu Dr
ceojbor, 1 the scene of tretueudoua ruinuio
tion amnngtbepxMliuhabitantH. Hrnda wrre
son paeringout ofeery window, lialf-drauM
fonns were in every dour, and nearly the whole
male iopnUtion were quickly nvn weiidniR
thair way to the vtllase inn, Vryt ly a jolly old
fellow, Abraham Taxbox. And what was the
cause of all. this uproar f Wlij, a coach and
fonrhadjnat before driven np to the door of the
inn, stopjied, and an unknown gentleman had
alighted, and taken up his quarters in the inn
aforesaid. Such a thing had never hanieneJ
before, within the memory of the very oldest in
habitants. What could it mean T each one ask
ed of hia neighbor, llad war been proclaimed
between the United States and England! and
had orders come on to onlcr out the militia and
march them to the field of carnage T or was the
President dead, and had a new election for suc
cessor taken place f The peaceful villagers were
boiling over with curiosity, and each man seem
ed to have suddenly concluded to step te tha inn
and there learn the cause of this sudden and un
expected arrival. The old bar-room of the inn
was soon filled to overflowing, and whiskey
punches, gin slings, peach braudies, and apple
toddies, were in continual requiaition. Round
the fire were seated some dozen of the most in
flueatial tnoa of the village, with eld 'Squire
Spiker at their head. Alter looking round and
seeing that no stranger was in the room, the
'Squire, who could restrain his Impatience no
longer, exclaimed to the ion-keeper, who was at
Ills post behind the bar, jingling glasses with an
art that demonstrated him to be an adept at
handing ont the drink
"Mr Taxbox, who is that strange gentleman
that's 'stopping here with you! The one that
came in the eosch and fonr, this morning." -,
With due Importance, the inn-keeper set down
a glass w hich he was about to fill, arid Pking
lowly and distinctly, so 1hat every word might
be caught and swallowed by his gaping hearers,
"That's more than I can tell. I don't know
who he ia, nor I hain't found out yet; bnt one
thing I do know, and that is. he coin from the
City of New York."
"Good gracious ! Come from Xew York ! Who
.ean ha be f was spoken by a dozen voices, as if
by oce impulse. The old 'Squire had another
question to propouud.
"Didnt you look at his baggage f Too mutt
have seen that, when he got out. Where is he
"No. I didn'tsee bia hao-a-ao- a.. .... a41.
tag tat a little roll of paper, and that he car-
Iieatiw1 'S? ?P t0,?U room' j P
.ood talk with him, If you want to,"
ais proposiuou mo 'squire uianot tntm to
relish, but It being backed by all the villagers
assembled, he thoaght it Incumbent on hiiu to
show his rsnk and influence in the vilisge, and
nntioainie the landlord to lead on. he signi
fied his willingness to gratify tbe curiosity of
himself ana toe rest, oy Tjeuiug iu. cause Ui mo
lie followed the landlord into the room of the
mysterions personage, where at a table covered
with writing implements, sat a very gentleman
ly looking man, about thirty-five, who very
kindly sated him to take a chair, and sit down.
The 'Squire, however, remained standing in tbe
middle ef the room for at least ten minntes.
when, feeling that ho mnst say something, and
not knowing what to say to the purpose, or how
to explain the cause of the intrusion, said, "Very
cold to-day, ain't it f This was all he could
say of course, and when he had said it, he felt
"Pretty cool, but yon seem to be well off hare.
You have a very pretty little town, 1 believe."
"Yes, Ignessit ia as as as well, I won't
say that it aint full as good as some others."
"1 tninx it is, answereatne stranger, nuxi tor
some moments there was a dead silence. The
'.Squire at last mustered np sufficient courage to
break it. '
'Yon come from New York, I calculate. Now,
say, don't youl"
"liusiuess rretty good there, aiu't It 1"
Here there was another dead silence, each sp
pearing anxious that the other should apeak
hint, Tho stranger, ha ing waited some time
for the 'Squire to apeak, addressed him
'"Squire Spiker I think that is jour name, ia
it not r
The 'Squire nodded. He couldn't speak. Some
thing w as coming.
"Well, 'Squire Spiker.I hae soiurthiugwhUh
I wish to say to you, aud if our good friend Tar
box will retire, I will say it now in a very few
The landlord, who had lieen standing in tbe
door liateniug very attentively, now withdrew,
and the 'Squire said he was ready to hear.
"Ahem! 1 seeinon, 'Squire, a man who I
think is worthv of the highest coiilidrnce ; one
who, although i hare been here but a few hours,
I am willing to entrust with uiy cunfidinee.
My name is lEobert Simpkic, ami I prupuse to
issue a weeekly newspajier in this ton u, to in
called the Maine Adrvcalc. The snbacriptiou
price is three dollars per annum, to bo paid in
ad ance. I know you to be the mau of the
greatest authority in the place; one who can
away the minds of the inhabitants with ease.
Now, 1 propose to call a meeting to-nit.rrow
night, of ail the villagers, and lay the matter
before them fully. How many sous have 3 on P
"Five," said tho 'Squire.
"All grown f
"What do they doP
"Work on my farm."
"Wlitit do ou think their laloris worth to
you a day !"
"About seventy-five cents a day."
"Well, now, 'Squire, 1 will tellou what I
will do. If jon will go on the morning after to
morrow aud furuish them with boh, and send
iheiu out to get subscribers to the new pax r, 1
will ghe ou three dollars fur each of them
ever day tliey are gone."
"I'll do it!" exclaimed the 'Squere, in raptures
ut hi- good luck, mid not a little tickled by the
llatnry whech tho stranger had heaped upon
him so plentifully.
"All right, so far,"said Mr. Simpkini. ''Now,
uire, lor every subscriber ou gel oureif.
Toil tntutr-firfl ceiita."
The iN.uJre conlj nut aiH-ak: Le wan too fall
of joy; absolute! j running in it. The ut ranger
"If yon want to have things go right, t not.
I lwg of yon. liap a sellable of what I hare toM
ou.toa IinghouL, You might mar the wliulo
UuHineK. I wish to oatumali the illagrrs to
morrow. You can leave me now."
The 'Squirt took up bis bat and alowly left
tbe room, .lunrraaod w ith the highest opiuion of
tho generosity ami talent of Mr. MntpkiuH. Tbe
villagers iu the hat-n-oni were all agog to hear
them., as the 'Smurr cnteml. thev ro-w un
aiiunltaneonsly, and vrbo ia he!" "what .loci
be want 1" "what U be going to dor How 1out
the ohl room, llie'tiiire anauimltiot tsati
factorilyf-bathaklaig has biiad,nrtuii.Tid'f'ienrwiKht- than aoiuo of our
that they would know all about it In the morn
ing. Tbts only Inllatned tbrir deaire the morn,
but an they could learn nothing farther than
that tMitufthiug would le done tho next day.
th(tr HOerally departwl to their bomen aud ai
rations, to await the oeuta which thr next
momiug was to bring forth.
The next momiug, flaming baudldlN urre
neeii MattMl up iu every portiou of the iUjge,
informing tbe giKd folk that a great meeting
was that evening to be held in 'Squire Spiker
barn, concerning a matter In which ever leody
waa iuterutd. Tbe news aprvadlike wildfire,
aud in the even bin nearly two hundred illa-
gers and countrymea were found axNeinbled iu
tne'qnireaiaru. itie lanuioni ot the inn hail
lern rjomidetely drained out. and was coniiWl-
edtetuuid a lad to the nearest town for a new
eitpply of hqiiora. to till tbe throat of the
throng Tbe meeting was organized, hy anjM.iut
lug SiuirH Spiker chairman, aud Major Hobum,
a little farmer from tho. country, aecretarr. The
fttrauger. Mr. Sitnpkiua. then aroae, and taLing
roll of paera from bia ocket. sulectnl one.
wbicb be proceeded to read to tbe crowd, as fol
"The lrrowini: import an c of tlie town of .
demand tlut mdice and at ten tie n which has
not heretofore been given to it. Its righU mind
let maiutaincxl. and its standard elevated. Thi
I iiroitoaa to do by publishing a weekly patter iu
the town, to Iiecalled the Haiae Jdcocate. Kach
namlNT will eoutaiu remarka on Agriculture, e
tectal!y lrsigur.l for the benefit of tbe jN-op.e of
una portion 01 luernnniry. J'oliliir, Lsitrrature.
the nritesof nnxluci. Kxcbanro Tablet. Poetrv.
Marnasea, Iiirths, Deatb. the Vivrideut' 51 et
sage, News from all part of the World. Engra
titigs. Advertiaemeuta. Hnrrid Mnnlers. Awful
Catatronlies. Accounta of KartlHiuake. War.
Kauiiue, etc. etc., will have a eonpicuus place)
iu every paper. To be puldiabed weekly, at tbe
enormounly low price of threo dollar a ar, pay
able In advaure. I am now ready to rcrtT
Hymeutx. The presses and comiilete fixture
will be hero in a week, when I (.hall issue the
firat number of my magnificent journal. I have
the extreme pleasure of putting down my friend
'Snuire Spiker fr two copies.
Mr. Situpkina here wrote down 'Siuire S pi
ker's name, for two copies. The 'Squire put hia
band Iu bia pocket, aud pnlledontalx dollar,
which was immediately transferred to the tst ran
ger. This was a settler. A newspaper! Why,
it was hardly possible that the little embryo
town bad became of o much importance iu so
short o period. Dollars were shelled out like
com ; the landlord of the Inn took and paid for
two copies for the bar-mom; nearly c cry mau
wa down f.ir one, aud when Mr. Simpkinsleft
for the iun. be had upwards of three hnudn-d
dollar in bia pocket. The next day tbe 'Squint's
sous wrre dispatched, to procure subscriber
aud returned intheevcLing with twenty each.
The next day, aud the next, ami the nxt, th
names aud cash of new snbacribers were j-ouring
in, ho that on the day before the preves were to
arrive, Mr. Rimi-kin bad fobbed tbe neat lettle
cum of elcten huudred dollars.
Tbe next morning, the oua which was to bring
tbe pivwa, wagnetetl bv the il!agen with
exceeiltug joy. At an early hour, .be iuu was
filled with auxious faces, waiting tbe ap'K-ar-ance
of Mr. Simpklns. lie did not appear, i'or
hours they Kit, until their impatience would no
longer brook restraint, when it was rroIed
that a deputation of villagers, headed by thr
landlord, should watt upon tho stranger, aud
learn tbe cauw of his non-appearance. They
proceeded to his room, opened tbe door, and
marched iu, but be was not there. While some
were delilierating concerning this, one of the
number happening to look out of the window,
percehed a small rope ladder, leading from tbe
window to the ground. This then, was the way
he bad gone. And from that day to this, noth
ing farther has been heard of lEobert Simpkius,
Emi Editor and Proprietor of tho Meime Jdco
catr, by the villagers.
Beatoring Solomon' Temple,
Heuf Pasha, tbe Turkish Governor of Jernsa
leni, baa recently received imperative orders
from Snltan Abdul II amid to resume tbe work of
restoration of Solomon's Temple, commenced un
der tbe reign of Abdul Axix, bnt discontinued
soma five years ago. The Pasha has also been
instructed to clear the great square fronting the
Temple, of all the rubbtah and rank vegetation
with which it is at present incumbered. Iu this
square stands the famous Mosqne of Omar,
which derives a revenue of some XlOtx) a year
from pilgrim contributions and ether sources.
Hitherto the greater portion of this auin found
its way annually to Stambonl. The Snltan,
however, has decreed that henceforth it shall 1e
applied to defraying the expenses of tbe works
above alluded to, the present resamptlou of
which, as well as their original inception, is due
in reality to snggestiena made at different times
to the Ottoman authorities by members of the
Austrian imperial family. The restoration of
tbe Temple ruins was begun at the instance of
Francis Joseph, during his visit to the Holy
Land, shortly after the acceaalon of AlnlalAxiz
to the throne ; and It was the recent pilgrimage
of tbe Archduke Itudolpb to Jndea that impart
ed a fresh impulse to the interrupted enterprise,
Not only has the Commander of the Fa i thiol sig
nified it to be hit sovereign wiU that the works
should be carried ont without further delay, bat
two officials of the Sublime Porte, Serid and Raif
Eflendifn, have already left Constantinople for
Jerusalem, -with instructions to take measures,
on their arrival, for Insuring tbe literal fulfill
ment of hia Majesty's decree, Tbe gratitude of
Christiana and Jews alike U tine to Abdul Ham
id for lending his high authority to so generous
and enlightened an undertaking. Loarioa Ttle
erwpa, The Pall! Mall Gturttt calls the United State
the most iKjwerful cation oa the lobe.
AN ZKQLISH 80HO, (1800.)
HeiVa Bonaparte, tbe Ceraican,
To rain a CenauTa robe, blra,
IVa bv ambitiua madly nrge4
To atrUe schm tbe W, Sirs.
II ktrode e'er l-'rano. then threw hi le
0 er Saitu rland and Ital j.
And a little ferule epo befure bin aaw
A paradine appeared ta Ue.
Ta tbe garden called r"t"l
lie thrrateneil tn land on.
That little fruitful epo of pound
John Hull bad clapped hi hand on.
He atretcbed LI Vc to act hia fuut
Upon old Albion a bore, hira.
ATben he aw that crave old rentleman.
When he atepped hi coming er. Sir.
Wboa there darea auy my bold earver I
" Ti 1, criea Johnny Boll, "Sir.
And If yon anv nearer come,
I-o yonl til crack your BkaH. Sir i
For in reaolved for to protect,
Whilat I've an Inch t atand on,
Thia little fruitful apnt of aroond,
e lraae, I've to my band on.
"lYoa.l Coralcan what, t It yon t
1 Ctm what you'd be doinr;;
Yon wbtb t reap onr abundant crupa,
Wilboat the Uil of envnie.
And hither bring your hungry troop.
Half atarved with emtin frog nonp.
All our oxen to devour, and eat
Out ponltry and pi:a np.
Ytmr acbrue to ctiiae on pl tdrkan.
It arema a very plain one.
But my beef and pudding 111 protect j
Ti an object, and a grand one.
"If yon in France are Emperor,
Be content in your attia,
You'll find no cunwdatinn.
For Britain' wooden wall they all
Br Nelon are defended.
Anil there tbe lad will drab tihj well,
Thuasb they are alngle-bauiied.
Your fwolifth mrtloo to roine here.
Yon d better twiw abaodon i
For while thi tmd land jielilalstf and ber,
John Bull will keep hi band on.
THE BOBINXTT BATTEE.Y.
laeident at ibe Battle af Crlata.
BT GlAi:C,r. AKNULIi.
Travelling, the other day, I fell in with a
smart, bright, black-eyed fellow, with one anc
He bad juat filled a his pijw a well-smoked
briar-wood aud I was juat lighting mine, so be
asked for some lire. It was ou a ut earn boat
oue of tboHc whereon we poor smokers are com
pelled tosbherin winter and roaet in summer,
uny where except "abaft aud shaft ;" and we hail
recourse to tbe casing of the boiler, which kept
us w arm when we tnrned our backs against It.
Being thus brought into propinquity, we mutn
ally auatbeinatired tbe wruUhed meanness of
nearly all steamboat compauies, as exhibited in
the total want of accommodation for a cry
large aud respectable class the users of tobacco.
With oue exception, I neer saw a decent place
allotted to gentlemen who smoke, on any boat.
That exception was the old "John Potter."
AU this em paant. It served to open a con
crsation; and before we got to the port where
our paths dierged, I liad lcaruod something
from my cliauco acquaintance.
lie was, I discovrred, a Sergeant of artillcrj-,
wounded at Corinth. Ills arm, (shattered by a
ball, was ampntated hastily iu a tield-hoipjtal,
and be was then ou bis way to Xen York, to
bae another amputation performed. HTpy to
mn e him. I irave him & note to mr old friend.
Charley 1 lowland oueof tho best fellows, great
est story tellers, and most skillful surgeons in
Of course, mr artilleryman was grateful
enough; especially as, with my recom 'Hernia
tion, his treatment would cost him nothing; and
be begged me to tell him what be could do to
prove how he valued my favor.
"Tell me about the fight at Corinth, I said.
"Oive tue some good, bhaqi incidents, that I cau
write np. It is my profession, aud nothing but
war stories will do now-iv-daj s."
That I can do, easy enough," said be. "I
will tell von about the battery I was iu the
Kobinett Itattery and hotr the rcbeUdid not
take it; althongh I can honestly say, they
trooii finht now and then."
"That lsjnst the sort of thing I want, Ser
geant. Tell mo t.ii n pie farts, now1, and neer
mind the pathos aud ilutoric. I'll put them in."
Thns warned, bo took a ftrw igoniM whiffs,
straightened bis back up agaiunt the wanu boil-er-caaing,
aud began the following narration:
"Well, yon we, the battery I was at work ou
was one of a lino of earthnorks that wo had
built aronud tbe town. Onr troops were outside
of tliOMj batteries, between them'and the rebels,
and on Friday morning, the first day of hard
fighting, the anemy made a very plucky attack
along our line.
"I don't believe onr fellows could hao stood
italoue. They hadn't enough artillery, except
in the redoubts; ami we couldn't open ou the
rebels, of course, without hurting our own men
mure than them ; so our line gradually fell back,
fighting like good fellows, but not qnitn able to
stand before the heavy gnns of the rebels. It
was In this fight that Gen. Ilackleuiau was
killed, and Gen. Oglesby was wounded.
"Finally, Oliver, who was in command of our
left, Kent for reinforcements. They ought to
havo been sut to the right iustead, for that was
the weakest, and directly the rebels found it
out. They flanked ns there, about noon, and
for awhile we came about as near l-eing whiqed
as I ever waut to lie. I bao heard, too, that a
couple of onr regiments made a mistake, about
that time, aud fared iuto a chargiug column of
their own side. Somo say they did, aud some
say they didn't ; but if it was true, it's a wonder
we held out at all.
"The enemy had the advantage, anyhow, that
day, and our 1m.)h were pretty glad to see them
haul off, toward dunk, aud prepare to bivouac
in the woods hi front of our line.
"We didn't do much sleeping, that night, 1
can tell 3 ou, sir. We received reiuforcements,
and disposed of them on our weakest points,
picked up our wounded, aud buried our dead,
till near tia ureas.
"By morning, we had got onr forces in close
enough fnrthe batterustoplayocr their heads;
aud then came the turn of us artillerymen.
My battery was a go!, strong redoubt,
mounting Parrot guns thirty-two pounder, and
some eight inch howitzer. Wo opened the ball
by giving thun a volley from the Parrots, about
four o'clock. They auswered. bnt did no dam-
agf, and advanced their Hues a little too far, for
Williams and Phillips batteries were able to
?:ive them an enfilading fire, Itesides onr iu
rant. I never saw such a scattering. Their
guns were slleneed right off, sir, aud they got
back to the woods again as quick as the .Lord
would let them. The Sixty-third Ohio infantry
rushed in aud got a lot of their canteens and
ammnuition, which they had tn leae, and a
detachment of regulars took a rilled gun. The
Thirty-ninth Ohio also took back some gnns the
relels had captured from ns tho day before, ami
ahont a hundred prisoners were brought iu at
tbe same time.
This was a little more encouraging, as yon
may believe, sir; and the rebcli begau to see
that our battery was a bad customer for them to
buck against. Lieutenant Kobinett, who was
in command of our work, knew very well that
they wonld make a bard kick to take it, as it
wan tbe front door to Corinth and all its dtfeue.
If they could hae drhen nsout, good-bye vic
tory! Tbe other batteries couldn't hare stood
Then began some pretty work. The rebels
took a new position, and charged onr line across
the railroad to reach the village. Our men
cenldn't begin to make a show before them.
There wasu't any such thing as checking them.
Our light artillery made no more impression on
their front than throwing peas would, ami our
hue was driven, neck and heels, into tbe village.
"The two lines were formed over again, about
the public square, and a regular rough-and-tumble
fight began, hand to band, and foot to
foot. Still, tbe rebels seemed the strongest.
Our men fell back again, nntil they got to the
Coriuth House, when tho eneraj'a reserve came
in range of our heavy guns, and we began to
drop some big shells among them. They fell
into confusion at this, and General Konecrans
rode up and down our line, en con raging the
boys to make a good, square, old-fashioned
charge. Thpy went Into it with a will, and
dove. the rebels clear back to the timber, hayo
netting them by scores, as they went. Mean
while, we kept a good shower of heavy shells,
that made some of them see stars, I suspect.
"Before this charge, ihe enemy had formed a
line of reserves to attack our redoubt, and when
the first line was driven hack, the second ad
vanced. It was a risky bit of business, and tbe
troops that led the assault were Tolnnteered for
a forlorn hope. They were Arkansas men, and
from what they did, I should say there wasn't
a soul of them that had ever known what It was
to be scared.
"They formed In line eight deep, I think, and
came in close order, just like a machine: You
might as well have tried to frighten a locomo
tive off the track, as to turn that line.
"Battery Wiiiiams opened on them, throwing
shells into their front, and every explosion must
hare knocked over twenty men, at least, killed
and wounded ; bnt that didn't make any differ
ence that yon could see. When a mau fell, the
ranks closed np, just as even as before, and kept
straight on, as if they had been on dress parade,
That's the way tbey attacked us. They
came np squarely, tbe first time, to within fifty
yards of the onter works, where our fire was a
little too hot for them. Yon could imagine, sir,
what mischief a good stout battery could do
against such a close column of men. I think it
wouldn't have been so bad. If they had advanced
In open orjler; but I don't pretend to know much
abont .infantry tactics. Artillery' WJ business,
"They fell back a little, and we, inside the rtv
uouuia, niNU a cuvci, iuiuuiix kd imu uimcu
them. But they weren't whipped yet. They
reformed and came on again a bit faster, but we
mowed them down so that tbey could hardly
march for the dead and wounded under foot, so
that they had to retire once more.
"The third charge, sir, yon'd ought to hae
seen. The three principal batteries kept np a
perfect shower of shot and shell, front and flank,
and the infantry supported them with close vol
leys of musketry, firing by file tbe whole time.
The noise was awful, and tbe fire and smoke
filled the space between na and the timber so
thick that wc couldn't see a thing. Would yon
believe It sir, they took heart all the more, and
made their best assanlt through all that. It
was like charging through hell, sir, bnt they
did it. Before we knew where we were, they
were upon us. tumbling ns over our parapets and
plauting their cursed flag there. It was shot
away tn ice, aud set np again both times. They
fired on n shooting down onr gunuers through
escapements, and bung ou to the work like a
swarm of bees on to a inve. I never saw such
desperate pluck and daring before, aud I net er
want to see aucb a fight agaiu.
"It was uo ue fur us to stay by the gnns ; we
should all Imve been killed on the spot. We
fell back then to our supports, and the other
batteries turned their gnus npou Kobinett. For
some time thoy kept the big shells popping ofT
every second inside the work, and flesh and
blood couldn't stand it, no way. The relxls
stayed as long a any lire men could, bnt they
bad to leave, and nut over half of tboso who en
tered went ont a sain.
Thcy poured out of the redonbt in some con
fusion, and made for the timber. Just as they
got started, the order wai paused to the two reg
iments that had supported ns. to charge.
'They went tearing down ou the rebel rear,
into a perfect river of smoke aud fire, and 3 ou
could ut see either friend or foe for five minutes.
AU we knew was that tbe rebels didn't get to
tbe woods in force. Only a scattering few of :
that Arkansas brigade eer cut off that field
alive. It was tbe bravest charge and bloodiet
defeat of this war, sure.
"After the battle which was ended then we
had a chance to ace what we had done. Our in
trench menta were full of the enemy's dead, aud
piles of them lav along in ranks, just as they
were marching when they fell. An officer told
me that.nigh unto three hundred of their dead
lav in a narrow space a hundred feet long.
What do yon think of that, sir V
"It was a reception worthy of a valiant foe,
I said; "hut. Sergeant, yon haven't said a word
about yourtelf bow yon lost your ami, what
you did, and so on."
"Oh, there's nothing tn tell about that," said
the brave fellow, modeNtly; "I stood by my gnu,
and we worked her w ell enough till a round shot
came through au embrasure, from one of tho
rebel field-pieces, and happened to smash my
elbow. I was a fool to hate my elbow in the
way, I snppoe. Can you spare me a pipe-full
ofiour tobacco, sirf Miue seems to hae given
DATS OF MYSTEBIOUS DARKNESS.
The strauge darkness at midday, caused by a
yellow haze filling the sky, which awakened
surprise and alann in Boston, Providence, Port
laud, and other Eastern cities on Tuesday, is not
withont parallel in meteorological history. Ev
erybody has heard of tho Dark Day of ITcU,
which is sometimes spoken of as Black Friday.
The year 1780 resembled lcWl in its wonderful
physical phenomena. It was a year to drive
weather prophets mad, and It impressed iU
memory indelibly uro:i the minds of the people.
Its freaks culminated on May 11, when the light
of the sun seenied suddenly to fail, and all of
Xew England, and portions of Xew York, lVnti
as lvania, and Canada were jdungeil in mysteri
ous gloom. Birds and fowls retired to their
roosts; dinner was eaten by candle light. Tho
air seemed of a brassy color, aud tin. re was a
sulphurous or sooty smell pervading It. Very
many were in me greatest, alarm, iniuking mat
tlie nay ot judgment nadcouie. luo Connecti
cut Legislature was in session when tho mysteri
ous darknew fell upon the face of nature, aud
the Senate Chamber was ahrowded in gloom, so
that business could not be transacted. The gen
eral alarm spread to the lawmakers, aud nuo of
them solemnly moved that the Senate adjourn.
Col. Abraham Davenport immediately arose and
opposed the adjournment. His speech, though
brief, was & remarkable one, and it had the ef
fect of restoring composure of mind in the as
"I am against the adjournment. Either the
day of judgment is at hand', or it U not. If It
Is not, there is no cause for adjournment. If It
s, I wish to le found in the line of my duty. I
ask that candles bu brought."
Xobody whit saw that da c r forgot it. Tlie
Xew England coast was shrouded in dark nest,
which turned an ay Incoming ships. EWdeutly,
the phenomenon nhacned on Tuesday was of
the same nature as that of 17c0. Such darken
ings of the sun's light hate been witnessed in
various parts of the world. Iu the year iWG, the
whole Itomati Empire was covered with a red
dish Miadow, caused by a strange haze in the
air. Iu 173, all of Europe, mot of North Amer
ica, and the western portiou of Asia were cov
ered with a great dry fog, of a pale blue color,
wbicb dimmed the light of the sun, and at times
almost extinguished it. It lasted for several
weeks, and was accompanied by violent electri
cal storms. It spread alarm everywhere. "It
was" aays one writer, "a time of terror, of tu
mult, aud of universal excitement." Iu lctl,
there was another great fog, that made the sun
look green or bins, and tinted all the objects of
the landscapes with similar huts.
Sometimes these phenomena are confined to
comparatively small areas of country. The fogs
of Iondon are examples. In December, l7.I,
Iaondon was darkened for a week so that trafllc
had to be suspended on the Thames, street
travel became aim ont impossible, aud many
ersous lost their lives through accidents. A
3 ear ago last spring a mysterious darkness
overspread a portion of Minnesota. The inhab
itants, as in 17c0, ate their dinner by caudle
light, and all ordinary occupations were eus
ended. The causes assigned for these phenomena nie
various. Sometimes they are due to the smoke
arising from the burning of great forests or vast
peat bogs. Occasionally, these fugs have leeii
ascribedto the passage of the earth through the
tail of a cornet. In letfl, when tho earth is ui
to have passed through a portion of the tail of
the great comet of that year, a slight haze was
difcernable by day, and at night the air eeemea
aglow with a strauge phosphorescence, which,
in some ldnces. rendered it possible to read nriut
at rnidmirht. The same phosphorescence at
night was witnetsed during the great fuss of
I St and 1NH. ihe country within a few hun
dred miles of large volcanoes is sometimes dark
ened by matter thrown into the atmosphere from
the craters. At times there seems no way to ac
count fur such darkening of the heat ens, except
tinon the sniiiKisitlon that the earth, in its sweeti
through space, suddenly encounters a mass of
attenuated meteoric matter, which spreads
through the kttnosphere. This does not apjear
improbable, when it is recollected that the earth,
in revolving about the sun, does not continue to
the sun's own motion, is every year passing
through new fields of spice. The son Is carry
ing his squadron of worlds ou a stupendous voy
age throngh tbe vast ocean of ether, or whatever
fills the interstellar spaces. If some of these
phenomena are really due to matter that the
earth ploughs throngh in her marvellous cruise.
we may conclude that therein lies another peril
to the mad and merry crew of onr rock-ribbed
ship, for some of the great dry fog of history
brought epidemics with them. In 1783, especial
ly, men aud beasts were seriously affected with
a discae resembling catarrh, that prevailed as
long as the fog lasted. AVer I'orJL 5.
Death of a Noted Critic
Dr. Robert Shelton MeKenzie, the well-known
literary critic, died yesterday afternoon after a
brief illness, at bis residence, 2337 Walnut
Street, West Philadelphia. On Friday last, he
was in comparative good health, receiving visi
tors and attending to his usual literary duties.
Dr. MeKenzie was borcm Limerick County, Ire
land, iu 109, and was the second son of Capt,
Kenneth MacKenzie, author of a volunio of Gae
lic poetry. He studied medicine in Cork, and
graduated iu Dublin, bnt never practiced the
profession that he appeared to have chosen.
From his eighteenth year, he devoted himself to
literature, beginning as editor of a newspaper In
England, in which capacity he continued in va
rious localities until ls, being successively
connected with the Liverpool Jourmal and other
British periodicals. In lc43, he became Private
Secretary of a railway company, which position
he resigned in 1831. In the interval, he contrib
uted largely to leading periodicals and annuals
in England and America ; and, writing a week
ly news-letter to the Xew York Evening Star from
1&I4 to the suspension of that publication, was
the first regular salaried European correspond
ent of the American press. He received the ti
tle of LL. D., from Glasgow University, in 1634,
and D. C. L., from Oxford, in 1844. Ho publish
ed "Lays of Palestine," in lt23; wrote a consid
erable i-ortionof the "Georgian Era," 1334-3;
Titian," a Yenitlan art novel, in 1S13 ; a life of
Gnizot, in 134; "Partnership," "en command
ite," a legal commercial mark, 1844 ; "Mornings
at Matlock," a collection of stories, in It&Q. In
1S32, he came to America locating in Xew York
City, and be was for. many yean literary and
foreign editor of the Xew York 77. In August,
1357, the year in which the iYrsa first saw tbe
light of day, Dr. MacKenzie came to this city
and Itecame connected with that jonrnaL hold
ing the position of literary and foreign editor
until three years ago, since which time he has
been engaged in a similar capacity on the JTrea
15 AVir. Among his other literary productions
were "Bits of Blarney," lt3; TreeiJian; or.
The Stery-Tellers," 1637; "Poetrv andToetsof
Ireland," "Men of Xinety-Eight," Actors and
Actresses," and tho "Life of Charles Dickens."
He alt! edited with copious notes ami original
biographies of the anther's many sketches. Dr.
MacKenzie leaves many friends who wiU regret
to hear of his death. PA iZo. iVraa.
Br constantly jumping np and interrupting
proceedings in Court, Gitean Is tiring to prove
himself insane. He Is wrong. All lawyers do
that, Pica jraic.
At his death, Washington was tha richest
President we ever had. He left an estate worth
THE HAJf WHO CABBD F0& NOBODY.
BV ULUX B. UIL
The aelfUh miller of Dee r
"I care far nobody, no, noli.
And nobody care for ma.
Be ate and drank, and worked and slept.
Money and had had be.
But never a poorer mortal atept
Than tbe aelllah muter of le.
The TilUce maid crew rood and fair.
Bat tbey crew dC near hi life ,
Hi brarth-etoae onlj held one chair
lie bad no room for a wifo.
Xo woman fooUten, qaick and U;bt,
Came down tbe aiient atair.
To hie bint, every morn and ni'ht.
With klawa ana ware.
The TiBaxe lad and Uaaea knew
Tbe charm of tbe aid mill race
Ob. what a happy little crew
Oft made It their plajlnj placet
But none of them climbed the miller' knee.
When tbe evening- shade fell dim j
lie cared fornebodr, no, not be.
And nobody cared for bha,
,& Sa he lived alane, he had no klr ;
And ia all tbe country stde.
There waan t a mortal cared a pin
Whether be li ed or be died.
The women cave him never a smile.
The men had notbinr ta y 1
Xo friend e'er crned hia jrardeu stile,
X atranjer wUbed him rood -day.
lie lived alue, and be died alone,
fto bis eiab life was aped;
They found him cold on hU cold hearth stoDo
Tbe miDer of Ilea wan dead.
And no one cared to are hi face,
So eye for him crew dun ;
II cared fur nobuuy, no. not he,
And nohttdy cared for him.
To bare our life 1 to douU eur life ;
And wht If it double It rare f
Loving can li-hten tbe hardest strife.
Lot in( can make it fu.
Better to love, thu;h love ahoaM die,
Than aay, like the miller or Dee,
"I car for nobJy, no, not I,
And nobuly cares for me."
FBOLt SEDAN TO WATERLOO.
Au occasional correspondent writes from Les
Quart re Bras on June 17:
Frum Sedan, tho grave of the Third Empire,
to Waterloo, tho grave of the First, is but a
short day's journey. Having left Sedan at 8 a.
M., this morning, I have already reached Les
Qnatre Bras, and with four hours of dav light
efore me. Leaving the railway at Charlerui, I
there took a carriage and fallowed the poplar
lined highway which leads from Charlerui to
Brussels, throngh quart ro Bras and Waterloo. It
was byr this road that Xey advanced, while Xa
poleoti, also starting from Charlerui, took to the
right, that leading through Flunrns to Lign.
At Les Qnartre Bras the high mail from Char
leroi to Brussels cuts that from Xivelles to Xa
niur at right angles.
Already on the evening of Jane 15, Xey's ad
vanced guard commenced the attack on the al
lied position at Quatro Bras, which at that mo
ment was defended by a single batalion of Or
ange Xassanrers, commanded by the gallant
young Prince of Weimar, who did such good
service on the English left at the battle of Wa
terloo. Had Xey continued his attack he must
hate carried the position, bnt bis men were tired,
and he believed that the pmt was defcuded by a
Whan the attack was renewed the following
morning the Prince of Weimar was strongly re
inforced by Dutch and Brunswickers, whose Duke,
as all the world knows, was killed here at the
head of his troops. It was not till the early part
of the afternoon that any English troops reached
tho scene of action, the first to arrive and stem
the tide of the advancing French beiug the Re
serve Division, under Pictou. frum Brussels, con
sisting of Packu and Kemp's Brigades. About 5
r. M. Cooke's Division of Byng's and Mai Hand's
Brigades of Guards arrived, with Halket's Bri
gade, all by the Xivelles road. Xo English cav
alry arrived in time to take part in tho action,
during the earlier part of which French Lancers
galloped clean through the allied position at
Qtiatre Bras, and nearly captured tho Duke of
Wellington, who had arrived at alniut 1U a. m.,
in advance of Pic ton's Division. The action not
having commenced at that hour, tho duke rode
off by the Xumnr road towards Ligny to consult
with Blncher, who mounted with the Duke iuto
a windmill, whence they surveyed Xapoleon's
disposition of his furors jn d b fore the commence
ment of the battle of Lignv. From about noun,
June 16, to nightfall, the hattbsof Liuy and
Quatre Bras were fought simultaneously, result
ing in a French victory at Ligny and a drawn
battle at Qratre Bra, where the English pasNed
the night ou the field of battle, the Freuch'.retir
imr on the tillaneof Frasnes. Had the French
advanced on Quatre Bras at early dawn on the
17th, and had Xey renencd bis attack simultan
eously, the EngH-.Ii iniit have lieen taken be
tween the two fires and the posttiou carried. As
It wa, Xapoleoti fulled to put his army in mo
tion from Ligny till the afternoon of tbe 17th,
which gate the EuglUh ample time to retire leis
urely to Waterloo. Captain Siborue, In his well
known htstary of the Waterloo campaign, relaU s
that high was the rye at the battle of Quatre
Bras, that the English infantry were completely
concealed by it. I have Just measnred the finest
crop of iy e I et er beheld growing on the Water
loo road, aud found It to he seven feet high.
In another letter from the field of Waterloo,
written on the following day, our correspondent
Iu his admirable lectures on the Waterloo cam
paign. Colonel Chesuey ia, as far as I know, the
first English writer who din's full justice to the
importance of the part placed by the Prussians
at Waterloo. As you approach the field from
Quatre Bras, about a mile before reaching La
Belle Alliance, jou perceive ou your right, Tving
about 1,000 3 ants off the high road, a tillage
half concealed tu a wooded hollow, from which
the church spire emerges conspicuously. The
name of this village is Plancenoit, and around
that church took place the fiercest and bloodiest
fighting which June Idth witnessed. Between
4:3' I. M. and SCSOi. r.. In four hours the Prus
sians loot more men than the Engliah did the
whole day, the Prussian loss iu killed and woun
ded being about 0,300, that of the English, ex
clusive of tbe allies, (J, IUU.
There were, in fact, two battles of Waterloo
the battle of Mount St. Jean and the battle of
Plancenoit and Xapoleou had to do with two
distinct armies. It is common! r believed In
England that the Prussians merely came up at
the close of the day, and assisted the Eugliah to
crown their victory; bnt It is the fact that Bil
low's corps came htriously into action by 430 r.
M.. and that twelve out of the twenty-four bat
tallinnsof the Imperial Guard, besides Lobau's
corps and fsveral other divisions, weredctatcbed
to Plancenoit, 011 the French extreme right, nt
the very moment they were most required to
take part In the assault of the Allied position ou
the ridge of Mount St. Jean in front. From that
ridgeof Mount St. Jean, where 1 am now writ
ing in the calm of an early summer's morning,
the village of Plancenoit is quite invisible,
and on the day of battle the English were quite
unaware of the Prussians fighting there. It was
uot till Ziet hen's Hussars coming from Wavrc
touched the extreme English left on the Chain
road, at about 7 P. M., that the Dnke of Wel
lington received the welcome intelligence of the
arrival of the Prussians on tho field.
Compared with that of Sedan, the battle field
of Waterloo is on a wonderfully small scale, and
easily to lie apprehended. At Sedan the circum
ference of the held is at least, fourteen miles,
comprising about a dozen villages, completely
bidden from each other by intervening height.
At Waterloo the whole field, exclusive of the
vilisge of Plancenoit, may be taken in at a glance.
The French irosltieu on the ridge of La Belle Al
liance was bnt 1,J00 yards from that of the Eng
lish on tbe ridge of Mount St. Jean, and the ex
treme length of both positious, from eaat to
west, f. c, from Smohain to Hougomont. was
about 2,500 yards. The intervening valley,
which is bnt a slight depression, was converted
into a qnagniire b the tremeudons rainfall on
the afternoon and eveningof the 17tb, the ground
being impassable by cat airy and artillery, iu tha
early part of the day of the Ith. The state of
the ground was extremely disadvantageous to
Xapoleou's attack, which was thereby delayed
till 11 A. it. That tbe French, with a total
forte of ahont 70 thousand men, should have
failed to force the strong position on which the
English, nearly eqnal to themselves in numbers,
were posted In frout, havingat the same time to
detateh about a third of their strength to meet
the 35,000 Prussians who fell on their right flank
and took part in the fight at Plancenoit, with
40,000 more Prussians arriving later on the field,
can cot surely be considered any reproach to
Grave of Henry Clay's Daughter.
Bat few people, perhaps, are aware that a
daughter Henry Clay lies buried in the old Bap
tist graveyard, in the western part of Lebanon,
Ohio. The tomb, or sepulchre. Is in the north
ern part of the graveyard, in the shadow of the
old Baptist Church, and near a sycamore tree.
whose wide spreading branches reach out and
droop over it, Xear by is the grave of Joshua
Collet, one of the first lawyers of Lebanon, and
afterwards Supreme Jodge of tbe State, Hen
ry Clay was Secretary of State in the Cabinet of
John Qnincy Adams, and was on hia way from
his home to Washington when hisdaughtertook
sick here and died. The Inscription on the large
flat stone that forma the lid or top part of the
tone vault or tomb, is almost illegible from eon
stant exposure to the elements. It reads as fol
lows: To the memory of Elizabeth IL Clay,
daughter of Henry and Lucretia Clay, who died
on tbe 11th of August, 1-J5, aged 12 years, dur
ing a journey from their residence at Lexington,
Ky.v to Washington City, Cut off in the bloom
of a promising life, her parents, who hare erec
ted this moonuest, console themselrcs with the
beUef that she now abides in hearen." Ciacia
Last week the Hartford Ceantaf celebrated Its
X17h birthday. There are now In existence fire
newspapers which were published at the be
ginning of the Revolutionary war. The others
are the Xew Hampshire Gazette, the Worcester
8p$9 the Newport Afrrrsry, and the Maryland t5
THE SWEET BT-AND-BT.
JL Talk With th ConawsaM-r tbe Beaatlfal
Uraaa Dr. . Plllaawro Bennett, of Kira
tnoa. III., Detail Ik rirc-antaaew fader
Which He aa Jaweph IP. Weavier IV rote tha
Inanaorlnl fSowg How If IVaa slrel H roast t
On I It HapJd Prs:rea Into Pahlie Favor.
Dr. S. Fillmore Bennett, a practicing physi
cian, of Kichnioud, III., a small town ten miles
south-east of Lake Geneva, was vUited and con
versed with, yesterday, with reference to the
authorship of tbe word and muic of that re
markably popular Christian hymn, called -'The
Sweet Uy-and-By." Dr. Bennett U 45 yrars old,
and the father of a rotumlcrahle family, includ
ing a son who is a recent graduate of Kush Med
ical College. Iu stature, the doctor is of medi
um height, and quite square. He is thin-vis-aged;
wears a thin mnstacbe, aud goatee, and
is of a not very light coiuplexiou. He has a
lock or hair, slightly gray, overbaugiug bis
brow, which gives hiiu (umieithat the look of a
person with the poetical faculty. In his conver
sation he is clear, practical, serious, and poi
titr. He said: I
"Tim story of the origin of the hymn The
Sweet By-and-By, is a short one, and soon told.
From Iptil to ltf71 I resided iu Elkhart, Wis.,
where I kept au apothecary store. Aud during
that period was associated ith Joseph P. Web
ster, a music teacher, in the production of
niutdcal works, I composiug the words, and
ho the music. Our first publication was 'The
Signet King,' onr second, "The Beatitndcs,'
onr third, 1 he Sunday-School Cantata,' and our
fourth and last, "The 'Great Rebellion.' It was
iu the fall of 174, when we were nt work on
'The Signet Uiug,' that we composed 'The Sweet
Hy-and-By.9 It was cxmiprwed for that work,
and published first iu it. And this was the way
we happened to compose it. Webster was an
extremely .sensitive and melancholy man, aud
very proue to tbiuk.that others had slighted
him. ne was always iiuagiuiug tlut some old
friend had spoken to him coolly, and then dro
ping into bottomless desjioiideucy about it until
some casnnl meeting afterward dispelled the
illusion. After awhile I understood this weak
ness so well that I knew how to take it, and it
gave uie 1.0 trouble at all. On the nmtrarj-, I
used to aid him in getting over these sjtells, gen
erally by puttiug him to work, which I learned
by exiM?rieuco was sure to relieve him. So. one
dav in the fall of 174 I could give jon the day
if I hail the copyright here I was standing at
my desk in my drug store, writing np my I took,
when in came Webster, looking micomuionly
blue. Iknewataglancewh.it ailed him, but
said to bim plexsautly, 'Webster, what is tho
matter with 30a! Ah,' said he, 'nothing
much. It will be all right, by-aud-by.' 'That
is so, I said, 'and what is the reason that
wouldn't be a good subject for a song By-atid-By
V With that, I snatched up a piece of paper
and went to writing, and within fifteen minute
I banded him the paper with thet-c words writ
ten upon it:
"There 1 a land that Is fairer than day.
Anil by faith we may nee it afar.
And tbe Father atand over tbe war.
To prepare na a dwellin place there.
We ahall sine on that beentiful abure.
The nieluflkjaa mmiji of tbe blent.
And onr aptrita ahall aorrow no wore.
2ot a aieb for the bb-tiii; of rent!
To oar bountiful Fatlter above.
We will offer tbe tribute of praiae,
For tbe KJortuaa rift of ti bive.
And the blcMin that hallow onr da v."
"There.' I said, 'write a tune for that.' Web
ster looked it over, and then turned tn a man
named Bright in the store, and said, 'hand me
U13 fiddle over the coiiutef, please.' The fiddle
was passed to bim, aud he went to work at once
to make a tune. Aud I hardly think it was
more thun thirty minutes from the time when
ho camo into tho store, that ho aud I w ere sing
ing together the werds aud music just as 3 ou
see them here, on the nineteenth page of the
'Signet King.' We liked them very much, aud
were singing onr song off ami em. the rest of tbe
day. Tow anl evening. Uncle Crosby, as wo
used to call him, uiy wife's uncle, came into the
store, and ne sung it to him. He was deeply
affected by it, and when it was ended the spirit
of prophecy came over him, aud he said, 'that
piece is immortal.' And he was right."
Has tbe song been corrupted any by so many
"A little. The tune it frequently written now
In the key of G, instead of the key of A, which is
no improvement. As to the words, 1 wrote a
different repeat for each stanza. Tlie first was,
We shall meet on that beautiful chore;' the mc
ond was We shall aiajT on that 1. antiful shore,'
uud the third was, We shall prufuvoii that beau
tiful shore.' As it ia printed now, tbe first re
peat is used for all three stanzas. Then, too,
the Methodists hate added two whole stanzas
to the hymn. I can t repeat them, but I don't
"Were not yon aud Webster Methodists f
"Xo, sir. Wo were ImiiIi lil-erals, bnt not
mctnlters of any church. We were Unitarians in
eentiuient. Webster bad never been connected
with any church, bnt I had lieeu a Methodist in
my vouth, and until I was aUint 19 years old."
"There is n story going aronud that you and
Webster were drnnk when yon composed this
hymn. Is there any truth in it!
"There is not. Webster was In the habit of
drinking, but I know he wasn't drank tbe day
bo composed that tune."
"What has become of Webster P
"He died at Elkhart, of heart disease, five or
six years ago. His life went out like a flash.
He was a married man, ten 3 ears older than I,
and left four children. His daughter is travel
ling now, ami singing Tlie Beautltndes.' Web
ster nscd to advertise himself as 'author of Lo
rena, until he wrote 'Sweet By-and-By,' but
after that he never said any more about Lorena."
"How did ou first learn of tho popularity of
your hymn V
"Well, we got Lyon & Healy, of Chicago, to
bring out The Signet King, and they avked ns
to pick out three or fonr pieces to be printed on
a circular, to advertise the work, and we select
ed The Sweet By-and-By fur ooe of them. Tlie
orders for the book came in so very freely that
luey sold W,iRiu copies in a very short time.
And it was not long before we traced the en
thusiasm to tltis our hymn."
in wnatoiner lorni has it been pnitiisiiedtr'
'Lyon &. Healy, you know, were burned out,
and turned over their business to Oliver Ditnou
A. Co., of Boston, who iud the hymn in sheet
form, and it has had a great mil. In that funn,
ever since. They cold SO.(M) in the firt six
months, and they have sold from G,X to 10,01)0
a year ever since. It is also published In every
hymn Itook that comes ont, and the fee for nsing
it in this way Is never less than $.7." Clicago
A Prophecy UtersJly Fulfilled.
In the year ldi'-J, when the late J. W. Gray
was editing the riaindrater, ho wrote and pub
lished a grandiloquent article pitching into John
Bull. It was a time when there was an intense
excitement over the trial of a Canadian bv the
name of McLeod, in Rochester, Xew York,
Charged with bring a member of a detachment
of British soldiers which had crossed the Xiaga
ra three miles altove the falls, and cnt ont the
steamer Caroline, on tbe American shore, and
set fire to her and sent her over the falls, result
ing in the loss of an American seaman. The
cause of this outrage was the fact that tbe Caro
line had been employed in conveying Canadian
"patriots" from Buffalo to Xavy Island, then
the rendezvous of thr insurgents, during the
Canadian rebellion of lcCC. McLeod was arrent
ed on American soil, and Indicted for mnrder
and arson. While be was being tried, the Brit
ish gorerameut formally detuanded his release,
and gave our government to understand that his
couvictiou aud pnnuhmeut wonld 1m consid
ered a MIL The country was much exci
ted. The trial proceeded, bnt McLeod proved
an alibi, and was discharged. Tlie riaindrater
In its article prophesied that the day would
come when ''Hail Columbia" would be played
In the streets of Loudon, if John Boll didn't be
have himself. That year, Charles Dickens was
making bis celebrated tonr throughout the
Union. While coming down the lake from De
troit, the steamer he was on stopped at San
dusky, and there he saw th riaindtatcr con
taining the pngnaeions article we have alluded
to. This excited either his indignation or amuse
ment, for in his SotcMn be described his visit to
Cleveland, and how, while walking throngh
Superior street, be noticed the sign of that pa
per, and made some sarcastic remarks about tbe
absurd possibility of "Hail Columbia" ever be
ing played in the streets of London, Little did
tbe great novelist imagine that the prediction
wonld eventually be fulfilled. In the account
cabled acroHNj of the recent inauguration of the
new Lord Mayor of London, it is stated that tbe
stars and stripes were carried in tbe procession;
the band of the Fourth Battalion of the London
militia plajed the "Star Spangled Banner;" the
band from the training-ship Warspite played
"Yankee Doodle ;" Dan Dodirey'a famons band,
attached to the Grenadier Guard, alo played
the "Star Spangled Banner; and all the bands,
as tbey marched by tbe American Exchange, at
Charing Cross, played "Hail Columbia !" J. W.
Gray's prediction, given in a patriotic ebulli
tion, was thus canvd ont, in spite of Dickens
contempt nous belief that such a thing would
never occur. Of course, neither dreamed that
that air wonld be played by tbe bands of a Lord
Mayor's procession as evidence of the friendly
feeling now existing to such a great extent be
tween the two most powerful nations in tbe
world, both of the same race, religion, and lan
guage. Time works out strange results. Crre
Gcnxac finds self-control impossible In the
presence of tbe jury. But be was the very em
bodiment of coolness, calculation, ami silence,
when he was carrying around the pistol to kill
tbe President. lie even took tho deep precau
tion to wrap the pistol np to protect it from the
moistening of the body. Few assassins have
been sane enough to keep their powder as dry
A Socth Caxolcta paper mourns for the fate
of Virginia, bnt the old State has a singularly
chipper appearance sitting among her black
rains and other stage properties.
THE KING'S CADAVER.
wrrT, a. c 31h) amiuci, a. n. iMi.
-Bameaia. Kin; of Ecypt, tbe moat htfh
And mlzbty pott-nUt of earth, mtut die."
S aaid the aout heavers, who worked in vain
Their hw-antati-ms. U relieve hU pain ,
N said tbe wNe men. priet. maekUaa. One
And all to aave fct- hie their beat had dose.
rnmorej he heard hia doom. For year a rere
Had lie held awav earth 'a ereatet empire o'er,
Fmm wbare the. UM jau, hr firt ksp take.
Oat of tho UkMioi vf the might lake.
Amidst the ktoonUui of tbe tnn, to where,
Crown alnrzUh, heated by tbe cortblng air.
It seatly nierjTe. with tbe waiting ea.
Hi word w Uw The Kinr aorm-me waahe,
Bijeht rnvally bed reigned, aud all hi pnue
Came to hi reorne. Like a Kiaj he dird.
ButtboncbDofrarofdeath Us heart availed.
There was one a Ml tba-fat at which be quailed j
Tbe thousbt that oonna hi- Ulv should devour,
Waa ttftur to him hi Ids dlin- bmr.
He railed tia alchendt. and made them awear
They wonld tbe means disrovev to prepare
Htm for Ibe ton..-, . that be ahon.! defv
Worm and decay, his shape atiU ejwt the eye.
They kept the oath. Wlthrn tbe tomb was Uid
Bute, tbe Qrt funmmr ever made.
Hark to the ham and buUe of tbe crowd.
The bray of Lraxen Inntruhwat. the hmd
Vta Iferatvm of tbe peanut man.
In abort, yon see, n lUrnum a caravan
The abow of animal of every aort .
Of rcatlemen and bdie who cavort
la little ck4fain with tbe greatest cae.
Of manr costly cnrloaitie.
And la tbe Uttrr rUu voq mr beheld
Tbe bul v of Kin i:m-is of old.
HI wUb I emoted- Deed five thousand years,
rnehanced each fratareof hi fare appear;
Antttotbat very fact 1idue, that while
H's fathers Bleep 'iteath Cheops' towrnng pOe
Aahepofdut,hebnmsht to this far land.
Ami mad a abow. Ahmjc with a bra band.
He a abown all day, and ndr at night oa trains.
In at le fatiguing e'en for a remain.
J'erbap If rUmeais could tweak todar.
He would own nptobiamuitate. awl war.
A man once d
leau a no
lterat , the better for
hbuM-tf twill be.
The Forti'-seventh Congress will soon assem
ble, under peculiar circumstances. Xearly all
its members were elected ou the supposition that
they would be arrayed as friends or foes of the
Administration of James A. (I a tried. Tber will
1111 come logeiuer as tn representatives ot a Na
tion that has lieeu unified by the sufferings and
death of Garfield. As regards the duties owed
by the Legislative branch of th Fetleral Gov
ernment to thn memory aud family of its mur
dered Executive, there can be nonparty or sec
tional lines in Congress.
The natural instincts of every patriotic and
right-miudtd ihciuImt of Congress wonld lead
him to consider it his first duty to net with re
gard to the great tragedy and its results, which
tilled the world with mourning aud gave us a
new President, whooo first olhiial declarations
set for Congress a touching example of the tcu
der recognition of the greatness and goodness of
11 is predecessor, iieiore cougress gits into the
heat of the Inevitable contests that are before it,
it should act as one man in regard to tho duties
imposed by the martyrdom that made all our
people one. These duties are sacred, solemn
and of nnitersal obligation. Their discharge
baa precedence by right.
First Congress should make its ofllcial reeoir-
nitiun of tha character, career aud services of
danield, as all tbe other representative hodlea
of Christendom, and many outside of that limit,
hate dour. It should, also, appoint a Joint
Committer, cotnpriniu the ablest and best men
of both parties, to consider aud report on tbe
legislation needed to prevent and puuUh tbe
crime of killing Presidents, and to lessen the un
certainties that bate prevailed as to the snccesA
loii to tho Presidency by the Vico President.
Second Congress hmild vote promptly to the
widow and children of Garfield, tbe nudfawn re
maiuder of his salary for the first year of his
term, a pension of $0,000 a year, and the frank
ing prit dege for life.
Thr liberality of the people towards Mrs. Gar
field and her children, will not be pleaded by
anj-1 literal minded andnelf-respecting Congress
man as a lcasou why Cotigre should fail to
perform Its obvious duties. On tho coutrary,
the free offer in it of the people, of all classes aud
sections, should warn illiberal Congressmen of
iiia ejBicuccr 01 u universal puuuc sentiment
that demamls ot Congress such prompt and gen
erous action, as will ! worthy of our people,
and up to their requirement. As the fund for
Mrs. Garfield was unprecedented in its raisiug
mid amount, mi thr action of Congress should
not lnt limited by precedents, nor should it be
cold, tanly or calculating.
Gartleld was killed in tho official service of
the peoplr, killed liecaus he was President, and
liecausa h was just such a Premdcut as he was.
He dial not M-ek the Presidency; it sought him.
It took him from the congenial duties ofa train
ed legislator, and exposed him to thr slanders
and attacks of hit foea and the bullet of Guitran.
Tho people drafted Inui Into their service as
President, and put him in the way that led to
death and an immortal fame. Only throngh
Congress cau the people oflirially recognize and
jnstiy reward the services of the slain (servant,
and assume thr duty of providing for the na
tion's wards. Individual generosities, however
great in the aggregnte, have nothing to do with
thedntyof the people's representatives in Con
gress. The Xation's duty to itself can not be
discharged by private individuals, nor in tbe
least diminished by private liberalitv
For the payment of tho eight months salary
that would have been eaniedby Garfield, had
he lived until the 4th of next March, there is
the precedent of thr action of Congress in the
case f Mrs. Lincoln. As to this there will,
trubably, be no discussion. In fact, it would
rcoine the Xation, with it overflowing Treas
ury, to pay to Mrs. Garfield the salary of her
husband for his whole term, lessthefourinonth's
pay received. It was not his fault that ho did!
not servo out Ins term.
Thr pension of $3,W0 for Mrs. Garfield wonld
be inotfest as compared with the Iilerality of the
Government to the widows of army aud navy
officers. That only t3,C00 pension was voted to
Sirs. Lincoln. I a black Stmt on the Irtrialation
of Congress, and a national disgrace that ought
lobe wiped ont, and would be if Congressmen
knew the circumstances and privations of the
widow of Abraham Lincoln.
As tn the frank i n r ttrlvilerm fur Mnc HardeM.
that has been enjoyed by the widows of other
.'residents, who had far less need r it, fur her
correapondence, greatly to her annoyance, is Im
mense, and is iikciv to continue such. A. J
AN OLD OtJESTION SETTLED.
The Vale for Cat-Held la ihe Caicaxa Ceafca-
Two or three correspondents of tbe Cincinnati
Gazette recently dicned the qnestiou as to the
tote ot Oeneral t.ariieid in tbe Chicago Conven
tion. One corresj-ondent claimed that one Crier,
a delegate from Pennsylvania, began with Gar
field on the first ballot and stuck to bim until he
was nominated. Another correspondent disput
ed this assertion, and attempted by quotations
irotu mo newspaper reports 10 give the correct
record. Both correspondents were mistaken.
The official record is the only reliable authority.
and to that, we can safely apTwal. On tho first
ballot, Mr. Garfield did not secure a single vote.
Tbe vote on that ballot stood:
shenaaa.. ... ..
This was tbe solid strength of each of the cau
didates. A chauge fur tetter or worse amount
ed to nothing, no far as the candidates named
were concerned. The talk of 300 (tho so-called
Old Guanl) fur Grant, was all nonsense. Grant's
strength was justSUt. On the second ballot,
Grant received 305, and Garfield 1 vote, tbe vote
for Garfield coming from Pennsylvania. On the
third ballot, Garfield again received 1 vote,
that from Pennsylvania. On the fourth and
fifth Garfield received one vote. Ou the sixth
he received two vote, one from Alabama and
one from Pennsylvania, the Alabama vote hav
ing been taken from Grant, On the seventh
ballot, he received tbe same two votes. On tbe
eighth ballot, Garfield lost the Alabama vote,
and held only the Pennsylvania vote. On the
ninth, be held the Pennsylvania vote, and got
0.0 from Maryland ; and so on the tenth and
eleventh. On tbe twelfth, be got only the
Pennsylvania vote, and also on the thirteenth
ballot. On the fourteenth ballot, Grier, the
Pennsylvania man, abandoned him, and be re
ceived no vote, nor on the fifteenth, sixteenth,
seventeenth, and eighteenth. Qu the nine
teenth, Grier went back to Garfield, and stock
to him on the twentieth, twenty-first, twenty
second, and on the twenty-third, Garfield receiv
ed two votes from Pennsylvania, which he held
on the twenty-fourth, twenty-fifth, twenty
sixth, twenty-seventh, twenty-eighth, twenty
ninth and thirtieth. On the thirty-first ballot,
one of tbe two Pennsylvania delegates abandon
ed him, and be received bnt one vote. On the
next two ballots, Garfield received bnt one vote,
that from Pennsylvania. On the thirty-fourth
ballot, the jump was made by Wisconsin, and
Gen. Garfield received seventeen votes, and then
he took the lead.
The actual number that stuck to Grant, was
303, and not 3UG, the vote for Grant on the sev
en teeth ballot beingSOO, one less than he receiv
ed on the first ballot. The mea who stuck to
their candidate throngh thick and thin, and en
dared insults for doing their duty, were the sa
cred nine, of the Ohio delegation, who never
wavered for a moment, tn their devotion to
James G. Blaine. Sandstlj EegMer.
Mxsox, the soldier who attempted to shoot
Gniteau, Udeacribcd as "a tall young man,
with rety regular features, and a clear, clean
skin, that makes him look younger than beta,
while it bears out the testimony of his ofBcers,
that his life has been exceedingly orderly, free
even from what are called petty vices, Hia pres
ence is dignified and quiet, yet frank His dark:
blaeeyea glance at yon clear aad direct," -
GEN. JACKS02TS NOSE.
Haw It was Palled hy a. Tfmrj Llenteacat.
..." !? f,lct not creditable to the civilization of
t irginia, that one of her aons, who Wlonged to
a first family, set the example of making a vio
lent assault upon the President of the United
State. This national disgrace occurred on board
a Potomac steamer at Alexandria, May 6, 1833.
Lieutenant Robert B. Randolph, of the Xavy,
on hoard of tho frigato Constitution, was ap
pointed by Captain Patterson, in the year l&y,
to assume the duties of Acting Pursnr. In place
of John B. Tiiuherlake, tho lurser, who in a fit
of drunken delirium, hail committed suicide.
Timberlake was the first husband of the future
Mr. Gen. John U. Eaton, nee Peggy 0XcaIe.
who enjoys the dubious honor of having caused
the dissolution of General Jackson's first Cabi
net. Randolph took charge of the office or du
duties of Parser- and, in his statement of the
case, he oraplains that the survey and invento
ry required by the regulations or the law were
not made, and that ho was held accountable for
an amount of stores which were not ou hand.
After some years he was found to be a defaulter,
on what he insisted was an assnmed state of
facts when he took charge of the Pursershlp. A
court of inquiry was appointed to investigate
his accounts. Their reperts ei ho n crated him
from au intentional misuse of the pnblie proper
ty, but not from the default. They repor
ted him to 1ms careless or neelectful. thnnirii nnt
dishonorable. Otherwise he was an efficient offi
cer, who hail rendered the country valuable
service. On this report General Jackson dis
missed him from the service, iu spito of the stre
nuous efforts of influential firiends in his behalf.
It was to avenge himself for this injustice, as he
regarded it, that he made the violent assanlt
npou tho iTesident The friends of General
Jackson were never willing to admit tho fact,
but his opponents Insisted that Bandolph pulled
the old hero's nose. That seems to have been
the purpose of tbe ruffian, at any rate; and the
blood upon the General's face would seem to
prove that tbe attempt was successful.
The opportunity for this outrage was furnished
by a trip of thr President, a portion of his Cabi
net, bis private secretary, and other friends,
down the Putomac to Fredericksburg, in Virgin
ia, to witness the ceremony of laying tho corner
stone of the monument to tho memory of the
mother of Washington. Tho boat stopped at
Alexandria fur a few moments, and while there
a number of persons came on board, and among
tbem Mr. Randolph, tho late lieutenant in tho
navy, who bad recently bee a dismissed from tho
service. He entered the cabin where the Presi
dent was seated, aud engaged in reading a news
paper. Ho advanced towards the President as
if to address him, and seemed to bo in the act of
drawing his glove. "The President," says tho
account in the Glohe, "not knowing him, and
supposing it was some person ahont to salnte
him at some diffienlty Iu getting off his glove,
stretched out his hand, saying, 'never mind your
glove, sir.' Randolph having then disengaged
himself from his gloves, thrust one hand vio
lently into the President's fact, and before bo
could make use of the other, received a blow
irom a gentleman standing near by him with au
umbrella. Almost at the same time two other
gentlemen in the cabin sprang upon htm, and he
was dragged back and thrown down.
t "The moment he was assaulted the President
siczed his cane, which was ltiug near hiiu ou
the table, and was forcing his way through the
gentlemen who had crowded round Randolph,
insisting that no man should stand 1-etween him
and the villain who had insulted him; that he
wonld chastise bim himself. Randolph by this
time bail leen borne toward tbe door of tbe
cabin, and pushed throngh it to tho deck. Ho
made his way throngh the crowd on deck and
the wharf, being assisted, as is belie ved, by somo
ruffian confederates, andmadohia escape. lie
stopped for a fow moments at a tavern In Alex
andria, and passed on beyond the district line.
The groud Jury, then In session, in a few min
ntes found a presentment against him, and tho
court issued a bench warrant, but before tbe of
ficers could arrest him he was goue,"
Au rye witness, writing to tbo Kichnioud Em-
?ninrt givrs some additional particular, as fol
ows: '"When the Iresident said, Never mind
your glove, sir,' Randolph said in a low touo
that he came to 'take his revenge by pulling his
nose,' uniting the action to the word. The Pres
ident exclaimed In astonishment, 'What, slrT
Randolph on the Instant was struck by Mr. Pot
ter with an umbrella, a very severe blow, which
knocked him against a berth. Capt. Brown
siezetl him and dragged him witli violence front
thr President, and Major Donaldson rushed to
ward the table In his auxiety to protect the Pres
ident. It was the work of au instant. Tho
lVesident exclaimd, siezing hia stick, 'Let no
man interfere between me and this personal as
sanlt; I am an old man, but j-erfectly capable of
defending myself against, and punishing a dozen
cowardly assassins.' It is said that a person
named Thomas approached tho President, and
tendering his hand, observed that if he would
prnmisr to pardon him ho would mnrder the das
tard. The President put by his hand, saying:
Xo, sir; I do not wish the majesty of the laws
insulted fur me. I am capablo of defending my
self against insult.'"
There was a general expression of condemna
tion of the outrage npou the lreident. Tbo Ad
ministration organs expressed themselves In
strong terms, bnt not stronger than tho case
called for, Bnt It most be confessed that tho
censures of the opposition press were uttered in
measured phrase and not without appologctlo
suggestions. Even the conservativeAdfioMaf a
teltujenetr, while condemning tbe act, used no
term of reproachwhich could wound a sensatlve
nature or warrant a demand of redress from a
punctilions observer of tho code of honor. It
was styled "a violent assanlt," und tbe editors
"considered tha occurrence as one deeply to bo
lamented in every relation in which it is con
sidered, and In every view which can be taken
of it." This mild censure accompanies the bare
announcement of the fact on the mornlnc after
its occurrence. The next day the Intelligencer
copies from the Globe the leading facts stated
above, while three columns are devoted to a his
tory of tho charges against Randolph and bis
vindication. Thee papers are referred to edi
torially as foil ws: "We bare thought that onr
reader would expect us to lay before them the
history of the dismissal of Lieut, Randolph from
the navy. We have accordingly tlone so to-day.
Withont tbe disposition to extenuate in any de
gree (far less to justify) the personal violence
which he has since offered to the President on
the ground of his dismission, we must say that
he has been hardly dealt with. To an officer of
his standing and gallant services, if tho finding
of the court of inquiry was not satisfactory to
the Execntive, tbe privilege of a trial by his
peers (a legal court martial) ought to have been
fn Washington, the United Statt$ Telegraph, took
no notice of the assanlt, not even to publish an
account of it, nntil the ninth of May, three days
after its occurrence. On that day it jpoke of the
assault as "a violation of laws which no one can
justify," and aa aggravated by the fact that it
was committed on the President on account of
the manner in which be had discharged his offi
cial duty. The only palliation of which it is
susceptible are the aggravating causes which
produced it. In making np an opinion of the
act, the peculiar circumatancea and the educa
tion and opinions of Mr. Randolph should be
taken into consideration." It was ''Intended to
retaliate on tbe President, in the only way In hia
power, tbe Indignant and cruel Injustice done
bim by striking bis name from the navy list."
The Telegraph states that the citizens of Freder
icksburg were so indignant at the dismissal of
Randolph that tbey debated the propriety of
withdrawing the invitation extended to Gen.
Jackson to attend the corner-stone ceremony.
Tbe Telegraph says:
"We learn that Mr. Randolph left Alexandria
to attend a wedding party iu the neighborhood,
and proposes to return and deliver himself up to
the civil authorities in a few days. The story in
the Globe about his escape Is 'leather and prunel
la,'" This Is from the Telegraph, May 9.
The Charleston Jcrrwry spoke of tbe affair as
a "necessary result" of an abuse of discretionary
powers" to "purposes of private and personal re
venge." The Richmond TThig, edited by John Hampden
Pleasants, one of the most briUiant parrnpolets
of the day, reveled in fan over the anslr, and
amused its readers by a chapter on ''Moses."
At a public dinner given to Mr. Coke, a Vir
ginia politician of tha Xnlhfiers' school, the fol
lowing toast was given: "Lieutenant Robert
B. Randolph, late of the United States Xavy
May he yet receive Justice, though at present
withheld by corruption." The Globe charged
the Xullifiers with aiming to break up the Un
ion by bringing the Government and the Presl
ident into contempt. It says: "To attack tbe
person of tbe Chief Magistrate, we were before
apprised, was a cherished feeling with many of
tbem, and we do not doubt but that he would be
assassinated If tbey could find a wretch reckless
of life willing to perpetrate tbe act,"
Randolph waa never brought to tbe bar cf Jus
tice for this outrage, and his immunity may hare
emboldened Lawrence two years later ta to at
tempt the life of tbo President. .V. T. Snn.
Faulty Exglwii. The revised Xew Testa
ment is not used by the churches of Xew Haven,
Connecticut. The Protestant clergymen of that
town met in solemn council soon after the work
was Issued, and decided that instances of bad
English were too numerous to ad nit of the edi
tion being used. One of tbe gentlemen tbe
Rer. John E. Todd states that be has counted
one hundred and fifty instances of faulty En
glish In one of the Epistles to the Corinthians.
Ir Mr. Blaine were to go and have his picture
taken(cabinet size) and put np at some p-tint
where General Grant could convenlentlyfilnd It,
would the hero of Appomattox consume more
than fire hours a day to eaziutf nnon those well-
GcTTtineooUv stands before tha Court-and
Bleeds for exemption from punishment oulb
ground of his own iBuaktr? En falc CotnmtnUd
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