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EVENING BULLETIN, JANUARY 16,' 189G.
TUUNINfl TIJin BACKWARD.
"Wasto Not, Want Not."
Haw the Day ! t.oncthoiid In tti
United Stntoa Honato.
Captain Isanc Bnssott, tho vo
ternn assistant door-keopor of tho
Snato, who diod tho other day,
first turned back tho fingor of
timo on tho faoa of tho big olook
in 1841. He has told how it hup
ponod, and hia own account of it
is moro intorosting, perhaps, than
it can bo mado by elaboration:
"It,wu8 on March -1, 1814, that
I first turnod backward tho hands
of tho Sonato olook. Tho Sonato
then, in what is now tho Supremo
Courtroom, was oonBidoring and
Toting upon an appropriation bill,
whon it became ovident that tho
bill could not bocomo a law be
fore tho hour of noon. Sumo ono
suggested to tho Prosident pro
tempore Senator William P,
Mangum of North Onroliua that
tho hands of tho olook might bo
so manipulated us to lougthon tho
oiliciul day. I was sout for, and
was ordered by Mr. Mangum to
put tho handB back ten minutos.
The Senate clock thon was u tall
one, and 1 romeinbur very dis
tinctly clirabiug up to its fuoo.
Tho timo thus manufnaturod was
sufficient, and tho bill becanio a
law. Only on rare occasions was
thoro any meddling with the clock
to within tho last twonty yours.
Sinco thon tho hands havo been
turned back ut loast onoo in every
Captain Bassott had learned no
regard the old dosks and chairs
of tho Senate as historical rolics
in his personal care. Ho know
, tho history of each ono, whon it
was mudo, who was its first occu
pant and by whom it had been
used since it was first employed.
Ho also knew tho vauduls who
haunt the Capitol, and who would
rond and carry away tho dosks of
the famous men if they could but
Had them. Captain Bassett would
not impart the information he had,
but ho had privuto nm-ks on
dosks and chairs registered in a
book closed to evorybody. Mr.
Bassott would profer to soo tho
chairs of Cass, Calhoun, Clay,
"Wobstor and other groat statesmen
burned whero they stcod than
mutilated by the relic-hunter.
The desks uro mudo of the best
' mahogany, and lifter the pattern
first used when tho seat of Gov
ernment was established at Wash
ington. Every desk made for
the Senate is still in use. Sorao
of tho original chairs also re
main. During bis long term of sorvioo,
Captain jUussett bus boon absent
whon the Sonato was in session
only thirty days, und twonty of
those duyc had boon lost on ac
count of illness during tho last
fivo years. To be absent a mo
ment whon ho should bo at his
post was distressing to tho veter
an. "Whon siokuoss keeps mo
indoors," ho has said, "in spito
of all ray endeavors to bo cheor
ful, I am simply misorablo. You
cannot understand how 1 feol.
After sixty-three years of service
tho idea that tho Senate is in sos
sion and I am not thoro soems
awfal. I can picture to my mind
tho vacant chair, and of course I
feel confident that nobody can
perform my dutios satisfactorily.''
Ouptuin Bussett had a privuto
nook in tho Sonato room of tho
Capitol which few people over Baw
and fewer still hud ever hoard of.
It was near tho room of tho Sen
ate Committee on tho Library, and
would be a very dark little den
but for tho gaslight. In that
room is a lot of his historical und
antique artidlos, oaoh of which
has a volumo of reminiscenses
clustered around it. Ho had the
old snuffooxos used by Sonators
whon tho bqxoa woro kopt in tho'
niohos on oaoh side of tho Vice
President's chair; and as tboy
wero retired and roplucod by new
ones, Captain BaBSOtt kopt tho old
ones and labeled them. Ho also
proberved a pieoo of the cano
which ProBton Brooks broko over
the hoad of Senator Sumner. Ho
kept all of theso things for de
scription in a book which ho in
tended to publish bofore his
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