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THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE.
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done your lioart good if yuii had irono to sec the two moot passngo through tlio oVwlTtiollpm, and mon coutinuo to
in the morning Charlie and his friend Hob. And Char- j roll. At the Sdodncl Hbatis Wayne receives a llonh wound
lie, who got so well and had a motlior who was not poor in tho hoatl. Thinking it fatal at tho moment, ho called on
either, helped Rob into businoss. And ho got well over his two aids, captains Fishbourn and Archer, to carry him
his wounds at lat and grow ns handsome as a piotmo,
and to-day week ho is going to marry DrusUln.
Vd glvo yo any tiling I have," I said, "and I won't
refuso you even Drnsilln, whon he asked me, tolling mo
that ho had laved her over sinco she was so kind to him
on tho night I've told you of,
And Charlie is to stand up with him, and l am to givo
DniRflla nwftv. and Rob's sistor from Groonbnnk is lo bo
bridesmaid, rind T havo a guoes that some day Oharlio will ' Virginia, wounded four times during tho assault, is tho
brine her liTmie to moiu Drtisilla's place. ' Hum. Sergeant Sponcor, from thosamo State, is tho fourth,
along, that ho may tlio in tho tort. In uvo minute more
tho work is dono. Tho head of tho right column r"achos
tho sally-port of the main fort first, and tho first man in it
is Do Floury. "Tho fort's our own !" ho shouts, and then
strikes tho enemy's colors with his own hands. Right
after him, spreading along and climbing over tho parapet,
following the forlorn hope and tho main column. Liou
tenant Knox is tho second man iu. Sergeant Baker, of
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no dOUut i m oiiun unpscu upon ; uui. uus 15 wiiiiu 1 aiiy
"Bettor bo imposed upon always, than to bo qruol to ono
who rdnlly ueeds helps" And 1 read my uipio.ot late,
t don't drive beggars from tho door now as I use
o doubt I'm often imposed upon ; but this is what
with two wounds. Wounded twice also is Sergeant Dun
lap, Pennsylvania, tho fifth man over tho works. Tho rest
On tho other sido tho left column ap-
at nearly tlio same tirao. "Tho fort's our own !
como swarming in.
and I know who says, "Evon as you have done it unto tho J tho forts our own J'1 resouuds from ovory quarter. The
least of those, yo have done it utitp mo."
Storming of Stony Point.
The time fixod for tho assault was the night of tho loth
of .Tuly. Starting out from Sandy Beach, fourteen miles
abovo Stony Point, at noon on this dato, Wayne and his
twelve hundred infantry took up tho lino of march over
roads and paths so excessively bad aud narrow that it was
Americans dash in smong the astonished British, and ply
tho bayonet with terrible energy, driviirg thorn into the
cornora of the works, and compelling their instaut sur
render. The Two Mill-Owners.
Thoro wore two men (about 1808,) Stickpenny & Whc
woll, who owned a sawmill near Old Town, Maine, in com
mon. Tho arrangement under which the mill was oppor-
Aneccloto of "Washington.
George, Washington's la3t visit to Valley Forgo, whon
ho was about to retire to privato life at the end of his sec
ond Presidential tonn, was described by an old farmer,
once a Revolutionary soldier, to his sou, Who made a roc
ord of that description. Tho farmer was plowing in a field
near tho old encampment ground when he observed a man
of dignified appearance, drossod in a plain black suit, and
followed by a colored servant, ride 'up the road and dis
mount near, llo approached aud cordially took tho far
mer's hand, making inquiries about certain families in tho
neighborhood, about the surrounding farms, their pro
ductions and tlio system of cultivation. He put the ans
wers into a note book and told the farmer thatho had been
in tho army and at tho campj aud as ho expected to leavo
the city in a, few months, with tho prospect of novor re
turning, he had taken this jOltrtloy to visit the placo, which
had been tho scone of so much suffering and distress and
seo how far tho inhabitants had recovered from its effects.
And adding that his name was Georgo "Washington, ho de
clared that to seo tho people happy and the farms pros
pering and to meet with his old companions now noace-
ablyongagcd in tho most usoful of all employments af-
torueu aim more sausiacuon man an cno
could bo paid to his person or station.
vines, the column was st-rotcneu out ino greater pare 01
the way in single file, and only recovered its formation at '
tjlie final halt. The point whom they stopped was near the I
honso of one Spriugsteel, a mile and a half from tho Brit-!
ish works, and there Wayne made tho last disposition for '
tho assault. First ho wont forward with his principal offi- j
ccrs, and reconnoitred the approaches to the fort. Return
ing, ho divided his force into two storming columns so far
modifying "Washington's plan, whichpioposodbut 0110 such
columnand arranged all details, It is iutpresting to note
that ono of tho last things tho bold soldier sat down to do
was to write a letter to a friend, expressing his emotions
on the eve of the desperate work he supposed he had in
An Impossibility. " Thoro were two mon got into a
fight in front of the storo," said a North end man at tlio
and 1 toll you it looked pretty hard for ono
bigger ono crabbed a cart stake and drew
thought suro ho was goine to knock tho other's
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i no nun was run oy a crime, rougn kuui 01 an untiersnou , Drains out, and I jumped iu between them. '
wheel that gave very little power for the amouut of water Tho family had' listened with rapt attohtio
used, so that tho water was often short.
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eiguii v uiui-K in t-uu uvcu.uj uuxy.u mu vim tu.ivuvu. wo vi-, aw,tt was tnax caou 0110 11!Ul mi0 miu all t0 inmsou itiirmg supper table, "
chiity of the enemy's position. Comoolledto pass overhigh j the alternate weeks. Stickpenny was a mean, rusty old of them. Tho
mountains, across deep morasses ana uirougn aincuii ra- - ci,ap. yhowcll was a shrowd, investigating young man. 1 it back. I
rapt attention, and as tho
rt. Whowell wanted head paused in his narative. tho vounc heir whoso rosneofc.
to put in a now iron spiral vent wheel then just coming out, for his father's bravery was immeasurable, proudly re
but Stickpenny would have nothing to do with it. Ho
wasn't going to lay out money for any "such job as that."
Finally, Whowell said he would pay all the bills, to which
Stickpenny at last agreed, ' ' but provided you put tho
wheol in, in your week." So the new wheel was put in,
aud Whowell, being of a mechanical turn of miud, experi
mented with it, and soon found by plugging up some of
the orifices the saw went through the log faster thau when
thoy were all open. So ho plugged them up during his
hand, and U request that the education ot his children bo WOok, and always pulled tho plugs all out again for Stick
provided for. "I am called to sup, , ho wrote, "but where I penny to oporato with. Soon it began to be noticed that
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iu uruiiKiiiai r jjiiiiiui nmix mo WII.UIJ a i uua m wuiiuuu, snmn mw nr or.nnr irw( n wj
iys managed to saw a
couple of thousand feet more of lumber in his week than
over Stickpenny could, no matter how tho pond was. Fi
lially, Stickpenny went down to see Whowell about it.
Says ho : " Whewell, how is it that you always manage
to saw more lumber in a given timo than I can when my
turn comes round ?'" Says Whewell : Don't you know how
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wsrithatis? Waall, I'll tell you
he ! frojitin' of nifi fiiirlv on hlii
final instructions to the corps ere pointed and impera- - You ciin't expect the mill to saw as well for you as it does
nve. noui coiuiuub wuio tu uiuvu ionic av.uus wun un-1 f0r them as does the square thing all around." Stickpen
loaded musKcis, auci uo uie oric wun uie oayonet aiono. i nv wouldn't believe that and wont awav. But still the
or in, another world.'"
The plan as finally decided upon was to advance simultan
eously, on the right and left, and break through into the
works from opposite points. His right column, which
Wayne made tho strongest, was composed of Febiger's
Virginia men, then Meigs' Massachusetts following. The
left consist ed 01 the rennsyiyanians aim .uaryianders under j that is ? Waall, I'll tell vou. It's because you ain't been
t ii 1 x r ..-v T...i-ik ni...i:;An r-- ai. mi i . . v. ..
miner, ana iU.unrvu ii wuojuuiud iniuo rear. i.ne , treatin' ot me fairly on this matter. It's again nature.
"Ho couldn't knock any brains out Of you, could ho
Tho head of the family gazed loug and earnestly at tho
heir, as if to detect evidence of a dawning humorists, bub
as tho youth continued with great innocence to munch his.
fourth tart, ho gasped and resumed his supper.
If any man should attempt to load ins piece on the way, , mjn wont 0n turning out regularly more lunibor for Whe
lm was to be put to death upon the spot. Ihe utmost J w0U than Stickpenny managed to get out of it j so finally,
Silence Was to bo observed until the main work was gained, fl1R lni.tov ramo. arnnnrl n.nrl sniff : " Wlmt's vnnv hill 9 I'll
when all, as they entered were to snout wio watciiworxl ot . pav iny share." He paid it, and thereafter Stickpenny
the night " JOrtS OUr Own! lo distinguish them l msmno-nd to saw liimbm- inst as livolv ns Whownll di.t.
irom tue enemy in wiBiiai.Hwyi uuu uigm, overysoiaier 1 "Well," said the old fellow, " I always knew that the folk
and officer was ordered to fix a pieco of white paper in "the i around here were all ag'in mo, but I never thought the Al
most conspicuous part of his hat or cap.' That the main j mighty was ;' ' aud ho died w'thout findiug out the explan
bodies might meet -with as few obstacles as possible in ntinn nf if. nil
Meiioic Irish Sergeant. Napier records in his history
of the Peninsular war that at the desperate battle of the
Coa, in Spain, in 1810. Major McLeod led four companies
of his regiment, tho Forty-Third, against masses of the
enemy, to save a wing ot the imty-becond, who would
their forward course, each was to be preceded by a "forlorn
liope," which was to act as a surprise party ; and still in
front of this wero to be placed twenty volunteers, under a
determined officer, who were to cut away the abatis. For
the right column tho "forlorn hope" consisted of one hun
dred and fifty men, under the gallant Do Fleury. aud the
advance guard of twenty, under Lieutenant Knox, of tho , otherwise havo been cut off from the bridge across which
Ninth Pennsylvania ; tor the loft column Major Steward j they were obliged to retreat. Through a gap in some rocks,
led fcUO OHO pailtf, twin juiuuiommu wiuuuus, wi UIO OlXUl
Pennsylvania, the other. These officers had been assigned
to these posts of honor either by lot or because of their
previous knowledge of the ground. Finally, all thiugs
arranged, the whole body moved forwaid, at half-past
eleven o'clock at night , with a steadiness and a deter
mination that urged nothing but success.
As in the case of all military exploits where victoiy do-
to command the
rrrnniirl nrA rloTAiifl
V..V .AV V.WA-.AV
the passage, two muskets were pointed, whoso contents
awaited tho first British soldier who should attempt
to ascend by that way. An esign of tho regiment
found himself in the position which made it his duty to
tread this pathway of death. Nothing flinching, he wont
on, but just at tho moment whon the rush was to be made
v vniinnf Triftli sm-nrrtnTif- T?nhAvf; ATnOiinrlo rronHvnnllnrl flin
,i ,:, : ,i ;tf ti or-,,!- .i.si " Jvv"& . -m o ?""V. i'""- -" .
peiiu upuu 1neuB.uiiui1iluii,j, aw.iuiijjuu nuw officer back, saying, "You are two young, sir, to be killed,"
occuredwas accomplished ma remarkable bnet space of an(i stepping forward received the contents of tho two
time. Three quarters of an hour after midnight, and all j muskets, and fell dead pierced by both balls. That young
was over. Lven Caesar s condensed dispatch would have officor then sixteen, became General Sir George Brown,
oeen too long to announce uie xebu ic. ine iiguc miantry who commanded the Light Division of the English army in
came, and conquered. They "saw' nothing ; it was dark, the Crimea. Sergeant Robert McQuade was only twenty-
Twelve o'clock was the time of the actual charge to bo
gin. To reach the Point within assaulting distance it was
necessary to cross tne intervening marsh as quickly as pos
sible. Here there was an unexpected obstacle in the over
flow of the tide, and twenty minutes were lostvaluable
time just then, but fortunately not a fatal loss. As the
two columns ueared tho enemy, ALurfree and his North
Carolinians, by previous instructions, took position direct
ly in front of the British works, and opened a rapid and
continuous fire, for the purpose of drawing attention to
themselves, while the storming parties moved on silently
on the right and left. This ruse contributed to the night
success. Immediately there is hot work in progress. The
hoped-for suprise is out of the question, for the enomio's
pickets have given tho alarm. In ten minutes every man
of the garrison is up, completely dressed and at his proper
station. If the fort is to be taken now, only hard fighting
can do it. Meanwhile a mighty courage and resolution
seem to urge on the American infantry with an irresistible
momentum. The valiant Wayno, determined to share the
perils as well as the glories of the enterprise, leads the right
column, spoar in hand Not a man falters. As they ap
proach the two formidable lines of abatis which stretched
across the point m front of the main works, the fire from
the enemy '8 musketry becomes "tremendous and inces
sant." Although on account of the darkness much of its
effect is lost, men nevertheless here aud there begin to
fall m the ranks of the light infantry. Lieutenant-Colonel
Hay, of Pennsylvania, w bravely fighting at the head of
his battalion," is wounded in the thigh. Captain Ezra
Selden, of Lyme, a handsome young officer, fresh from
Yale College at the opening o the war, but now a veteran
of four campaigns, and belonging to Colonel Starr's First
Connecticut, receives a well nigliffatal wound in the side.
Though week from loss of blood, he makes his way into
the fort. A shot breaks the standard of Meigs' regiment,
but Ensign Ibhabod Spencer tears the colors off, winds
them round his arm and keeps chargoing on. Out of twen
ty of one of the advance parties, soventoen are either
killed or wounded. But on, on, the two columns go. The
ascent is rocky, even precipitous. It takes time to open a
four. No marble records this royal munificence of costli
est devotion !
The trials of a President.
Tho trials of a President are seldom realized by tho
majority of the people. But to a really conciontious nuvi
trying to do his duty to God and his country, the position
often involves acute pain. A striking incident in Mr. Lin
coln's official life is related by Judge Bromwell, of Denver,
who visited the White House in March, 1805, when tho
i President gradually came to talk on decisions of life and
death. All other matters submitted to him, ho declared,
wero nothing in comparison to these. "And yet," ho said,
"I've had more questions of life and death to settle in four
years than all the men who ever sat in this chair put to
gether. But I've managed to get along and do my duty,
as I believe, but there's no man knows tho distress of my
mind. There have been some of them I could' t save;
there are some cases whore the law must be executed.
There was the oase of Beal, on the lakes. That was a case
whore thoro must be an example They tried me in every
way. They wouldn't give up ; but I had to stand firm on
that, and feven had to turn away his poor sister when she
came and begged for his life', and let him bo executed, and
he was executed, and I cant get tho distress out of my inkitl
yet." As the kindly man uttered these words tho tears
wn down his cheeks, and the eyes of the men surrounding
him moistened iu sympathy.
A Capital story of congressional eloquence of tho cloud
soaring kind, from tho brain of Mullins, a Tennessee mem
ber a few years ; said that gentleman : " I will stand hero
Mr. Speaker, until tho last angel, Gabriel, snaps his last
gun ; I will stand hero till tho rod ants carry mo out by
piece-meats through tho key hole ; I will stand here till
tho arch-angol fires tho crack of doom amid tho wreck of
matter and a prash of boards ; and as Asia tumbles into
Africa, leaving the polar star to gleam like the eye of hell
upon a mighty void of a collateral chaos."
Love as an Investment.
Lovo is tho only thing known that will pay 10 par cent,
of interest on the outlay. Lovo is the only thing
in which the height of extravagance is the last dogreo of
economy. Applause. It is the only thing, I tell you.
Joy is wealth. Love is the legal tender of the soul
laughter and you need not be rich to bo happy. We
have all been raised on success in this country ; always
been talked with about boing successful, aud havo never
thought ourselves very rich unless we wore the possessors
of some magnificent mansion, aud unless our names have
been between the putrid lips of rumor we could not be
happy. Every little boy is striving to be this and bo that.
I tell you tho happy man is the successful man. The man
that has been the emperor of one good heart, aud that
heart embrace all his, has been a success. Applause.
If another has been the emperor of the round world and
has rover loved and been loved his life is a failure.
It won't do. Let us teach our children the other way,
that the happy man is the successful' man, and ho who is
tho happy man is the ono who always tries to make somo
one olse happy. Applause. The man who marries a
woman to make her happy ; that marries her as much for
her own sake as for his own ; not the man who thinks his
wife is his property, who thinks that the titlo to her be
longs to him that the woman is theproporty'of the man
wretches who got mad at their wives aud then shoot them
down in the stroet because they think tho woman is their
property. Loud Applause. I tell you it is not necessary
to be rich and great and powerful to be happy.
A little while ago I stood by the grave of the old Napo
leona magnificent tomb of gilt and gold, fit almost for
a dead deity and gazed upon the sarcophagus of Black.
Egyptian marble, whore rest at last tho ashes of the rest
less man. I leaned over tho balustrade and thought
about the career of the greatest soldier of the modern
world. I saw Mm walking upon the banks of tho Seine,
contemplating suicide. I saw him at Toulon I saw him
putting down the mob in the streets of Paris I saw him
at tho hoad of the army of Italy I sawT him crossing the
bridge of Lodi with the tri-color to his hand I saw him
in Egypt in the shadows of the pyramids I saw him con
quer tho Alyso and mingle the eagles of France with tho
eagles of the crags. I saw him at Marengo at Ulm and
Austorlitz. I saw him in Russia, whero tho infantry of the
snow and the cavalry of the wild blast scattered his le
gions like winter's withered leaves. I saw him at Loipsia
in defeat and disaster driven hy a million bayonets baek
upon Paris, clutched like a wild beast, banished to Elba.
I saw him escapo and retake an empire by the force of his
genius. I saw him upon the frightful field of Watorloo,
where chance and fate combined to wrench the fortunes of
their former king. And I saw him at St. Helena, with
his hands crossed behind him, gazing upon tho sad and
I thought of tho orphans and widows ho had made
of the tears that had been shed for his glory, and of the
only woman who ever loved him, pushed from his heart
by tho cold hand of ambition. And I said I would rather
have been a French peasant, aud worn wooden shoes. I
would rather have lived in hut, with a vine growing over
the door, and the grapes growing purple in tho kisses of
the autumn sun. I would rather have been that poor
peasant, with ray loving wife by my sido, knitting as the
day died out of the sky with my children upon my knees
and their arms around me. I would rather havo been that
man, and gone down to tho tougueless silence of the dream
less past, than to havo been that Imperial impersonation
of force aud murder, known as Hapoleon the Great Loud
and renewed applause.
It is not necessary to be rich in order to be happy. It
is only necessary to be in love. Laughter and applause
Thousands of men go to knowlodge and get a certificate
that they have an education, and that certificate is in
Latin, and they stop studying and in two years to save
their life they couldn't read the certificate they got
It is mostltf so in marrying. Thoy stop counting when
they got married. They think thoy have won her and
that's enough. Ah 1 the difference before and after, now
well thoy looked I How bright their eyes I How light their
steps and how full they wore of generosity, i tell you a
man should consider himself in good luck if a woman
loves him when he is doing his lovel best. Applause.
Good luck ! Good luck I Ingeraoll,