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FORTY-FIVE YEARS KAISER.
UNLUCKY, BUT BELOVED.
THE AXXIVKUSAliY OF THE AUSTBIAX EM?
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TIC M\nRIAM:-A DARD-WOBKIXO
.MO VA nen-A LOTIXO AM)
Forty-five year'- In one business nr profesaton
ls a goodly record It is an extraordinary rec?
ord in thee* ot any day.*., for a sovereign. Yet
thia ireeh will see it completed by tbe head of
the Hapab-rg dynaety, who. forty-fire years
ago next Saturday, was proclaimed Emperor
of Austria. II" was n schoolboy then. He Is
n white-haired veteran now. Ai-.d bis realm
has c-qiially chanced from being the very cen?
tral citadel of old conservatism to being the
forward camp of advanced liberalism among
the Continental monarchies, ills reign began
amid the throes of a would-be revolution. Boon
sternly repressed. To-day **<*"?* each of 'he two
halves of his vast realm on the point of taking
peacefully a step far In advance of the Wildest
dreams of the men of ISIS, and a step of which
the initiative has been given by none other than
the Emperor himself, lt has been a reign foll
of vicissitudes and full of strange contradic?
tions, with none more strange than that this
Apostolic King and firm believer In Divine
Right should be the standard-bearer of uni?
versal suffrage, and that this most loyal son
of the Church of Home should raise his own
hand to strike down that Church's authority
and to revcr the bond3 that unite it with the
No one probably ever sahl at the cradle
of Francis Joseph that the child would be Km*
peror some day or even dreamed that such
would be the case. Ills father was Archduke
Francis Charles, a rather colorless and In?
significant gentleman whose highest ambition
was personal comfort. He never meddled
In politics, and indeed detested the very word,
and the only time he ever displayed anything
approximating to energy of spirit was when he
suddenly left Isehl at the very time jvhen
Kaiser Wilhelm of Germany rame thither, be?
cause, as he bluntly dsdared, "he did not like
the old man." So Archduke Francis Charles
dawdled about the court of Ferdinand the Kind
Hearted, and sent his son to the famous
Theresianum College, because that was "the
proper thing to do," but never looked for any
higher destiny for the lad than to Join the
noble army of Hapsburg Archdukes. "But
Francis Charles's wife, the Prince as Sophie, was
the better man of the two; a woman of great
ability, 3hrewdness, determination, persuasion;
probably, too, of as little conscier.ee in political
matters as any trickster or tyrant of her time.
? She had great plans for her boy's future and
for her own. She would make him Emperor
In name while she herself would be Empress
Her opportunity came when her son was elgh
teen years old. The year of revolutions, lS-PS,
came around, and thrones began to totter; that
of Austria with the rest. The Emperor Ferdinand
was as weak of will as he was saul to be kind of
heart; got scared, and fled to Olmutr.. Princess
Sophie repaired thither also, not in flight, but on
a march to victory. Xever before was she so
persuasive or the Emperor so eager to be per?
suaded. In a twinkling lt was done. Ferdinand
resigned the throne and crown with a silent but
devout "Good riddance"! and pSBBCtl them on to
the Theresianum student, who accepted them
with a clamorous and lamentful "Oh, my youth!
Thou art forever lost to me!"
Presently peace was restored, and Princess
Sophie took her boy back to Vienna and showed
him to the people as their new Empr-ror. He was
not much to see?a thin, pale, beardless youth
with timid eyes and with the heavy underlip that
ls the visible and outward sign of the Hapsburg
family. There was nothing about him to inspire
enthusiasm, as there would have been about his
handsome and knightly younger brother, Maxi?
milian, who in later years met a lamented fate
In Mexico. But lt did not greatly matter. The
brains of Princess Sophie, not the looks of her
Bon, were the dominant factor in the problem.
Having showed Francis Joseph to the people
she bade him go and play while she governed
the Empire. She put him In the hands of Count
Gruenne, whose Instructions were to look after
His Majesty's amusements, which he Interpreted
to mean that he should make and keep the
young Emperor the slave of the passions and
pleasures of the flesh. This went on for several
years; the Emperor led on from revelry to rev?
elry unthinking, while his mother, with hand of
Bteel and heart of stone, administered tyranny
In hla name. Under her sway, reaction was the
rule, revolutionists were shot like dogs, patriots
fled Into exile, and every man was made to feel
that there was a police spy at his elbow; and
the public charged lt all to the account of Fran?
So one day what might have been expected
happened. It was on February li- UH The
young Emperor was reviewing tho army on
the Schmelz. Suddenly through the throng
sprang a young Hungarian, one Joseph Ll
benyl; laid violent hands on tho sacred per*
aon of His Majesty, struck at the Imperial
throat a fearful blow with a sharp, heavy
butcher's knife. Jugular and carotid would
have been severed In a twinkling?perhaps the
very spinal column severed; but thc point caught
In the big buckle which every Austrian o.'ii ? r
must wear at his throat, caught and stuck, till
Count O'Donnell and some others grappled with
the would-be slayer and dragged him ofT. to
have his own throat circled with hemp next
day. Perhaps this episode strengthened the
Emperor's attachment to his Irish subjects, as
witness his steadfast friendship for Count
Taaffe, Certainly lt set him seriously to think?
ing there must be something rotten in the State
If such was the feeling of any one toward him.
It would not be comfortable to go on forever
enduring the odium of misgovernment which
was tn hla name but not according to his will.
So he began to reach out for the eceptre with
bia own hands.
Soon after this tragic tum In his affairs
Francla Joaeph performed one of the most Im?
portant acta of his life entirely on hla own
responsibility. Thia was his marriage to Prln
ceaa Elizabeth of Bavaria. It has been said that
the match waa forced upon him by his mother,
but probably without truth. His mother In?
tended that he should wed Princess Helena,
tbe eldest daughter of the Bavarian Duke
Max, and, Indeed, fully negotiated the match.
Francla Joaeph acquiesced In thia arrangement
with poaafre indifference, and set out for Duke
Max'.- castle to consummate the formal b
trothaL On his erny through ihe park. b..f,,re
hs reached the door of tho castle, however, ho
saar, strolling about amid the shrubbery, a in?
ti*- girl In s short drees, wheeo extraordinary
beauty fixed ht:* attention and WOO his heart.
Within the h. ur he ascertained that abe was
Piinceas Elisabeth, a younger slater of his in
tended bride, and he cancelled the engagement
bis mother had made for him and vowed that
h** would marry no one but the exquisite
creature he had seen In th" par!:. To this Duke
Mas soon save his eonr-eiit; nor did the Princess
H--1- n.i greatly obj. -t. f..r she had n<.t loved the
Emperor, but, on the contrary, rntlr-r disliked
him. In bbl own family and among the no?
bility of Austria, however, the Emperor heard
nothing but rernonatrancea. Princess Elizabeth
was not even the pldcsi daughter, but s younger
daughter, of a pennileea duke, nnd was not
by birth a "Royal Highness." To nil this the.
Emperor was deaf. He vv.-is In love with the
beautiful girl, and he would marry her. What
was th<-. use of being Emperor if he could not?
So. in April, ism, be was married, His
mother and kinsfolk would Bcarcely recognise
bis wife, an.l the viennese aristocracy held
aloof from her. As a result, the fair yeing
Empress mustered up all her pride and re?
turned scorn for scorn, so that to this day she
regarda all her funner enemies with icy con?
descension; albeit there is nut one of them who
would not long ago have given world*- to win her
favor and blot out Ott memory Of those first
few years of spite and intrigue. Another result
was the Emperor's complete emancipation from
his mother's baneful Influence, in consequence
of which he presently became a liberal in poli?
tics, and even something of a hero in war.
lb* w.in from the hands of Tzar Nicholas the
Cross of St. George, given fur great personal
v.i'- r. At Novarra an.', elaewhere he shoired
Intrepid bravery. Tegethofl WOO the great fight
at Lissa, and the (lory of lt shone upon the
Emperor. Then came a crushing reverse at
Bolferlno, which s.> affected him that he wished
to die, ami actually stood motionless f.>r some
tinie in lbs fire .>f a French battery, hoping to
be atruch down. Bul neither Bolferlno nor, in
lat.-r years, the awful disaster of Sadowa Im?
paired his popularity at hom.?a popularity
which began wh--n he threw ofl his mother's
leading-strings, and steadily Incfphsed until it
surpassed that of every other European sov?
There ls to-day no other ruler In Europe half
so beloved by all classes of his subjects as he.
And this ls a must significant fact. Fur it is
only that pereonal popularity of the monarch
that holds the heterogeneous empire together.
The czechs hate the Germana, the Magyars bal ?
the Germana, the Poles hats ihe Germana, the
Italians of the Southern Tyrol hale the Ger?
mans of the North, the Slavonians hate th
Croats, the Huthenlans hate the Potacka. In?
deed, of all the seventeen different natlonnlitiee
in the empire there are scarcely two that do
not hate each other. But, somehow, they nil*
love their Kaiser. Even the Magyars are glad
I, B?!*''5*i'-"i** '"*?? -? i''ERs?\*^f* ' i
/ ' \
to hail bim King of Hungary, and the CsSOhs
have only raged because In- hesitated t.> In?
formally crowned King of Bohemia with Ihe
crown of st. Wena l ;;t Prague, if.- has learned
to speak their sev >nte 'n different tongues, snd
has won their hearts. lb- kin.ws that lt is
only his own personal Influence thal holds bis
t.-iiini together, and therefore he continues to
wear a burdensome crown tba* otberwtae be
would long ago have laid aside. He reellsea
thal arter him, of a truth, will come th.- del?
uge, and he ls willing t<. prolong hla martyrdom
for the sake of postponing the day <.f wraih.
For many a year he has longed to retire from
his exalted Station, and sine- th- death of hi*
only son tb.- earea and pompo of state have i..1
a hateful torture tu hln.. All this his j.pie
know, and perhaps it ls this knowledge "f the
burden he ii bearing f. >r their sake thal makes
their love fur him su constant and so con?
Mr. Chamberlain is said -nee t<, have quoted,
In denunciation of the p.-.-rs of Greal Britain,
"They toil not. neither do they spin." But this
assuredly is not a reproach Justly to bo di?
rected against the Emperor of Austria. Mo
chief executive of a practical, workaday, "no
flummery" republic works harder than bej no
business man with a vast fortune to make OT
to safeguard. Nor ls hi:- work only Ilk.- that
which so taxes tb.* energies <>f thu Prince of
Wales?the entertaining <.f guests, the laying
of Arnerstones, the ..pening ?.f public buildings
and institutions, drem parade activity and lay
figure usefulness. These things he does when
there ls need. But beside and ov.-r them nil
Is a vast mass of real work?the work ut once
Of legislator and executive, the work of the
diplomat, the financier, the stateaman such as
most monarchs prefer to leave to their
Ministers, but which Francie Joseph Insists on
doing himself, with much binning of midnight
Note, for example, his dulles In connection
with the Hungarian Parliament. Under tb
Constitution be has the prerogative of exam?
ining ev.-ry proposed bm before it ls Intro?
duced by a Minister. Thia does not mean
simply that he ls to know Its scope and general
purport, bul that he ls to have placed before
him its tntire text, every sentence ar.d word.
He regards this not merely as a privilege, bul
as a duty, to the performance of which he de?
votes himself wltii the ut most eatrnestaeaa
Sometim.-s an Importanl bin will come before
him, .overing seores - f printed pages. He will
study it diligently, perhaps foi weeks, with fre?
quent references to Ministers or other
authorities. Finally lt will bs returned,
with bis Initials on the lirst page, in?
dicating tbnt bo approves the Introduction.
of it int.. Parliament But it will not be In
in Its original form, bv any means. Every
p.ige will be covered thickly arith Interline?
ations and marginal not.?, nnd comments, in
His Majesty's own handwriting, with here
und there, perhaps, answers ti his queries by
some of bis Ministers. These annotations show
him to be s master of the subject In hand,
and itr" often of greal value in the framing
Of legislation. On one bill, for example, he made
a certain criticism, and then referred lt to
one .of his Minist.-rs, who wrote beneath lt
this i-epiy. "Tour Majesty is right. The meas?
ure as propos -I would have claahed, wholly
against our intention, arith aa act already i"
Such work has th" Emperor been bestowing,
for weeks past, upon the Civil Marriage MU,
over which so furious a political fight has long
been raging. This is .m.- ,.f ihe most Important
measures proposed In Hungary for many years,
and the text of the act, containing as lt does S
history of marriage in its preamble, fills a
large volume, which it took the Government
printer two weeks to put In type. His Majesty
has read and reread every line of it, and looked
up innumerable authorities bearing on disputed
points. He hus studied carefully the volumi?
nous arguments of tbe Prims Minister and the
Minister of Just!.-.* In favor of lt, and of Cardinals
Belaud* and Vaaaary against it. beeldea hold?
ing almost daily conferences with nil tour oon
terning it. in fact, it ls seriously estimated
that from the beginning of August to the early
part Of November, he gave un average of five
hours' hard work daily to this one measure.
When we remember his other duties, many
and Important, especially those connected with
thc revolutionary disturbances in Itohemla, lt is
evident that the Empress Elizabeth was guilty
1 t.f no exaggeration when s-he exclaimed the
oih<-r dav to Cardinal Vassary: "Looh at my
].o..r husband! He has the greatest labor and
anxiety of all of your1
Th.* Emperor hi - more than on ??? expressed
I the fear that tbe future will know bim as
! Fran-is .i.ph the Unlucky. Perhaps "the
Unready" would be a more fitting title rin.-e
moat -.;' bis lib-fortune seems to save come to
! him through his own unreadiness to s. ilse oppor
1 tunltles and tb deal erith emergen les ss they
ar..-.-. There ams a strange contradictoriness
'about him in 183S, when, after bis terrible
? losses, bouts Napole in made him a tempting
offer ar Villafranca. The bribe would have
' ma.].- him t)).- f.f i-,.!!:i tny. .'.re! he spurned
it. saying proudly, "i am .1 German Prince!"
1 Yet, in truth, there was not, and ls not, ? drop
I of true Orman Mood In bis veins. Bul Oer
l many trusted him, nnd presently all the States,
I save Prussia, looked to him as th< "Deutsches
Kaiser," as the sovereign who should restore
the old Empire. Bismarck strove to check the
movement with his commercial union of 1163;
j but sim the hearts of the German people tur.1
, toward Francie Joseph. Bo al ihe last he
summoned -iii Oermany to meei him al frank?
fort, where he should be crowned Emperor.
Bul lt was loo late. He had I.n unready.
j Th.- opportunity was past Another chance
i raine s.,,,11 after. Prussia was Buspecl d of
! false play, and all Austria Sprang Up with in
! expressible seal, ready t.. th.- Issi niau to rush
! t.. the field of battle. Had he yielded to thal
l flood-tide ,,f passion, he would have been the
? leader of ? popular war thal might ha v.- over
j whelmed tb.* Nortlv-ru foe. But he repress",1
it. and followed th.- traditions of Austrian red
j tape militarism: and the result was Sadowa.
it ls related thal In the year iv.7. after Na
! pol.ou iii bad His Interview al stuttgart with
Alexander ll (which was intended t.. bring about
', a l'raiieo-l'.usslan alliance), the Csar paid a
I visit t.. his first cousin, the Grand l?nk.- ,,f
. suv..ny. at Wllhelmstbal, s favorite forest rest
i dence of the whole family, it hud I.n settled
that al the sane- time the Emperor i f Austria
? there was no "King" in Hungary then) should
also p.iss a dav at the S. blo-s. privately, to en
Joy the splendid Shooting In the Thining"!
Wald. H.- .in so, and the two Raisers mel
j in the presence of tlu-ir host surrounded by bis
court Tb.- first meeting was extremely stiff
; and cold, revealing tbe embarrassment ronse
| quent on Austria's hi ?ltatl >n during the Crimean
I War: bul the second Interview, which bud but
one witness, was abruptly opened by tbe eon
of Nicholas; who, so soon ss he was seated,
1 laid bis hand on his brother of Austria's arm.
1 saying: "Will you for once be frank.' And will
! you try to know whnl you mean?" The fault,
or rather misfortune, ..f Fran, is Joseph's llf-- has
1 been thal be has not always known exactly what
, he meant v?-t whenever be bas Known he bas
, not hesitated to do; nnd among the many
sovereigns who have held sway In Europe
during these forty-five years Of his reign, there
Ila scarce .-ne whose place In bis country's
history will be more honorable than that of
Francis Joseph tbe Unlucky.
A DISAPPOINTING VISSIVE,
rnRFi'MKn ETV_r_0PES \itr. not always \vtt\t
-.few look st that letter." said young Bummers, n*
he threw s scented Bquare envelope across the cafe
tab) ? ??Wini' would you think !?? find that In your
letter-bos when y ni came tal > the crabf
"Why," mid th.* visitor, plrklng lt np, nnd no
tiiiiig th.- delicate handwriting, "I -mould think
Unit Borne fulr young woman area going to Invite
m.- to drink tan With her tO-mofTOW aft. r:i OH "
'I>> you know, Hint's Jual ebal 1 thought when
1 saw lt and tint's why 1 am disgusted The ether
iiiudit al tie- Horea Rbow I w..s Introduced to aa
awfully pretty girl Who lives up the avenue. Trw
n.-xt night l mel b<r again al tbe Van Hartman's,
and we had quite ? chut, ste- promlmd te Bend me
ber card, i thought thi*. vhs h. irs a flhamtt**
"i di. but sin- may Bend it yet; I wouldn't despair
"lt Isn't ihat Ir's t?,? Idea of getting *u-*h a
letter aa that inst.-.i.i of ti..-? l expect! i. Don't
you s<e what lt i "'
"Do v.'! areal me to r- id it?"
"V'U in iv if ? i care for such thin?*. TVre i*
nothing private about things thal gain
<l..r.e-' under false pr- lei
envelopes and feminine banda lt'* getting "it
rageous thal one should al ? ?? n turn have bb
hear! ml beating with viatona of pretty notea, only
to tm l printed Bilpa telling y..u <.f tbe virtues of
?! ?? 1 lU I ClOthl lit ni: I the
low-priced mena <>f the sew restaurant on the
somer. Tn-it n..to it.firm* me Ibsl l csa have my
tr..ii ..-r*. pr.- ? i regularly or a a wt k f.u ... ?
aad th? oregon win eal! to get them, lan'l that n
romantic im sage t> crave i ape "'ii sit ntlos In
polite .- d . Insinuating guim?"
A ORliT CATCR OT WHALES.
From Th.- Baa Fraaclaco Examlm r.
lt i.i'.ks much a ibo '. oral i n would ?????
whalers turntng i >rmi ii . id ol fat nhand*
tun ng whalers, li' nobodi does ..n> whaling ;? i
two yeal l > corni there will be no sbertage In tie
Th.* i..iris Aleska salle i in >??? terday morning
with Ibe n i?'it ..i ii- latory
; wh-llug Tor nearly nu but tbs I imers ll baa
been an unusually poor year, bul the) made lueh
,.!i awful haul that tba record la broken all t"
i i ... :i.
\Vh< a the tender Jennie arrived lr- October, she
bi . nt news of the . -.. hen
the .it'h had aln uljr > >...I. 1 anything ever i ??
fore known. Tlc llgurei then i.-..i\ out f....:- . up
isl v hale .
There aaa fltlll a month ..f ii bing befori I
Ice i..im. d In Ihe Areli.. out nob ime 1
, that d ii Ina thal rt nth even a hale In th.
.. in would ria. up right alon imei
nnd '??' mil ll Hi t . i ?? har) ? ?: "I and i ombi i In
le.ith. nut they mual have ilona mei lm ..r
the . rt. r..r the Alaska's n-titres, lak?-n octobst
1 0. brin^ the total catch up lo I ie asl lun lins numb, r
of <???'? Ths high booh i are Ihe steamers thal
wintered al )i-i*ebel Island Ihe [Jalaena. Narwhal,
. Orampus and Newport which quartet hue t .
I th.i.- credit L'lT whales oul of th.- a*rand lotal
Captain tireen, of Ihe Alasks, rays: "The tel
j la so enormous that lbs price ..r bone trill drop
i . nothlna*, end ? whale thal i- ordinarily worth
*.;.'*.?. won I pay i-nough lo tit oul lb* stop cheat.
i H. ? thing i- certain, snd inal K with so n in)
Bteamer* out Ihe sailing vessels might as well Ile
up nnd save the mone) lt costi to tit out. The
s.a was unusually open thia yeer, bul the wh_l?-*
were scsttered, snd the light winds prevent -I Ihe
Balling craft from pureeing them i-. the steam******
.oul.I Then, loo, ii... at. imers wera nol afraid
to linger to the last coming oul just ahead -.f
the forming le.-, nnd thereby keeping In tbe thick
i ?,r th.- whales ns they began their migration south.
1 Th.- Blaughter waa greal under audi circumstances.
\ Th.- Oren took twenty-sis whale*, in twenty days,
?md the Newoorl four on the nrat ja>- that Captain
-ll I. .. _.... .? ???......-, I ??
Tli.J.n wus In commsn i
he cums tue svRSTiTUTWS rr.ssios.
From The *-.t. Louis RepuMle.
TritntI?. Tenn., Nov. U. A .puer eua Involving
an Intricate point >>f law will have to he decided
bv the Chancellor ..: thii rhancery [>lvlslon. Pey?
ton Fenelon, >.f l?ak* County, did nol care lo n*-k
I his precious body bs a tare, t for Confederate bul
I lets. IO he hired .M.san.ur Moh.rt.Iv as u Bubstl
tute. At th" balli.- of ChickamaUfTa Mnberbl) waa
1 wounded ta tba lefl leg by a mlnle boll and made
u cripple for life. \*> a compensation for his
wound he applied for a pension, and though lt has
I..-.-ti pending lor years his eas.- his in t been
decided in bl* favor, nnd a few .lavs ngo be re?
ceived notification that ba would receive I;'.,:?*.! back
;? nslon money.
a soon aa Fenelon beard of this be Hied a bin
in chancery to prevent th- payment of the money,
. 1 .tmln** that M<.l.. i'..l was n,,t U-rtlng for hli.'i
..II. but was fighting for bim (Fenelon) and Hint
as .Moil- rl.lv wm*; poid f ,r his services Ihe money
rightfully belongs to hun (Fend. This bi the
lirst co.- of the kind on nerd and will attract
TRRtVMCRB .v; ai sst LiDT-TJSORM
rr^-n The riiir.ifT.i Times,
'There bl on- prejudice," says an Knellshwoman
now residing In this country, "thal I ba*-* had to
overcome Blnce coming to America, wham was my
antipathy lo spoin ."ike umi ladv-ftngers aa so
ofi.-n flerved over hare witta I.Team. My associ
; lions With th.-in m.- of the iMooml ? t s.ut Lady?
fingers ar.- served In all part- ,,t ???.., ,r,,|, v- ith Mehi
nd usually k> by the
.hm.-nt.--, al funerals.
nf 'funeral biscuits.'
??In the Torksblr* dales If you nre asked te ?
? .in. ml and ar.- unable t.i att.:.., thev usually -.??nd
you, ivlth ii memorial card, ? piece of spongecake
nnd several lady-Angers folded rn a -h.-t of black
bordered paper and fastened with big black scala
Ho American hostesses, u-h.-n they know thia rnusl
not think lt bad taste on tbe part .-f their Bngllah
guests if they decMae th. ?.? caaea."
UER SAILOR* Wno seed fWSTBVCTIOB.
From The Washington star.
The Hydrographle Ofilea prisjiueia before long to
issi:.- ? pilot .hart of th. -rrcat l.k.-s. us purpose
will be not to maa* weather forecasts because
that business ls covered iv ihe Weather bureau.
mit to instruct the ,fresh-water mariners In sea?
manship and navigation, ai present they sra sadly
lacking I" roch knowledge. One proof of this feel
|S that the !of.S Of life and Vessels o,| these Inl.lll'l
waters ls vasily (?renter proportionately than on
,)?. ocean, "ben a lake -Teasel iM struck by a gale,
-:>,* aJt-ebeovMng thought ol iboee on board of. ber
Stows usually toI.- "land ni any price." Instead
of unchorlii** and riding out th- storm, th.-y do
what a real nullor n-nards ns tht. |?st |-..ssil.|e
resort?they run her ashore nn-1 take their chances
in thc breakers.
That le th" chief reason why Sixteen vessel* and
mtv Uv-* were lost m th- *tom 0t October 14,
The unfortunate suborn hud r.o notion of the art
of huii'lllng ?*? "''IP In a storm. OU has krna been a re
,..rr of mariners for i.thin* troubled waves, it
hits sii.el lena or thou?an'ls <,f vessels on the
e,e.? s.. far as can be aseertalned, no skipper
M tha lukes has ever thouKht of u?lng lt. In till
of the*.- mattel s lt I* proposal to Instrnet th
freak-water tars by maana of a monthly pilot
chart. BUch a publi.-atloTi. |t ??1Bt 1(<> un,lerstoo.|,
haH its other-vine blank Hpace? occupied bv prlnteJ
ntnarks on all sot ta of appropriate uubjerts.
PROM MR GREELEY'S PEN.
SOME PERSONAL LETTERS.
To VARXOU8 MEI*, <>N* VARIOUS TOPICS,
1:i:vj:am,\o -j;ai;j: OUMPSBS OF
THE WHITER*- MIND.
poutici and pboop-hejidikg- r.r.ur.iox an*d
r.r.nn.i ion, Diac-aSKO with
Tho followlnir letters are taken from the
voluminous corresponder-oe nf Horace (ireeley,
and are printed, as nearly ns possible, as he
Wrote them. Some are on matters ot public
moment, some about private S ff airs; but all aro
Invested with the vital Interest Inseparable from
the words of a unique :.t-..i commanding per
TO ITJCXRY H. ANTHONY.
Ni w-Vork. NOT, Tl. IS.*.?.
My Tio-tr Slr: Will yo-.i allow ire to explain my
views on the subject of the submission to a direct
vote of the people of the net commonly known as
the .Main" law, and of all similar enactments? The
fact that what i said <n this topic last Wednesday
ir. your city seems to have been differently under
ate 'i l.v different persons, who have given different
v.-rsli.na of lt In the Journal.-, se.-ms to "require this
My l.l.-a is briefly this: When a Legislature like
your last, or that now Bitting In Massachusetts,
having been elected with very slight and partial
reference t<> the temperance question, flees lit to puss
an act so thorough as th.- Maine law, lt should, or
at I seat very properly night, direct a submission of
?iii law to tba people, and iirovi.iir.it that lt --ball
stand If th.-y approve, and be null If they condemn
lt. On tills ground I boped that ymir last Legisla?
ture would, and thal the present Legislature of our
?tate and Massachusetts trill, severalty pam the
Maine law, erith a proviso submitting it to the
pe vi -.
Tour Legislature, however, saw flt tn p:ir.-"io nrr
oppoelte coors* li rejected th.* bill in every flhape,
sn i thereby Itself submitted the measure to the
pt opie f..r acceptance or rejection before bs paaaage,
The people ai ? about to poss upon lt In ymir elec?
tion al hand; and if they do peas upon it and elect
a Maine law Legislature, i so- no necessity for a
mihi further submission. onto in Connecticut.
lutto in our ov. n state and Massachusetts, if their
Legislatures, now ta session, shall i a tu to defeat
the bills now before them, and thus send the ques?
tion to the |.plc before instead of after the enact?
ment of the law.
1 infer from the r.-marks In your city Journals
that i did nol express myself clearly on this point
in my hasty and acarcely premeditated ren?-.nts in
your city. If, therefore, you will publish this note
you will add to tbe obligation of yours,
II. H. Anthony, es-j.. Editor Providence Journal.
? TO JOHN* SCOVITT.n.
Kew-Tork, April tt, un?
ify P.'ir Mr: Your b-iier of the pith has Just
lo hand. Its mildness of tone and Irra?
tionality if tenor seem to demand some notice
on my part
i. foo complain that the Romaatete are catted
Catholics In Th- Tribune, \vhut .:?. you my to
calling Hunter and Wise and Butler, of s. c.,
Democrats, a*< distinguishing them from PJew
irl. Hale, Corwin and myself? In my Ju.lit
menl thia ls B cross misnomer -as bad as could
Ih- and yet I give them the name by which they
have cl.a t.. be designated, without nt all aftirm
Ing or denying its relevancy. I -i i not Bee how
I could act on a ..iffer.nt rib- with regard to re
llgtoufl il-nominations. I might further say that
I think your Church holding to Apostolic sue
cesslon, snd Bplseopal order, and constaaUy losing
Mta i ? distinguished champions lo Popery
eon with least nason complain of tbe appropria?
tion of th- Cathi Ile nam- by Romanista; but that
ls foreign lo my action In the prim Issi
. ,*ou see RI t. presume thal "Popularlfjr is
tl? ?* your itnv) great aim." and ther-upon
.1 Bin constantly defying public s-nti
ment, t-onservatlve Instincts and estab'
ll hi d convict -li. -.iiig or alienating all
those -iii., would naturally be my beat Wenda
My dear "ir. if mea are taught lo reason thus in
your Church, lt I" quite certain thal I shall never be
il.le to lippi, .lat. ? Us doKUias. It .!?--> s-.-m to 111"
th..r you ought to presume me wlae enough to iee
the charity l extend io nov l aad unpopular opinions
nol lend I i secure me wealth or fain- ..r power
..r populsiity, but th- reverse. No man knows bet?
ter tiun I do that "nil the kingdoms of this world"
? ? , be acquired by Ju-t tbe oppoalte course fr..tn
ll i ,. - n to pursue by cottoning to what?
ever ls establl bed ami popular, and i it. med by
Ute wealthy and powerful, snd waning upon nov
*? I ties and Innovations, I think 1 understand the
philosophy of success as w-ll as you do, and Bee
v. t \ ii \a that "the Son of Man ha.I not wier.- IO
!.i\ hi- head" In an nu- ami country which honored
Un . ri,..r- and Tib rlus Caw ir. But I think I
? m.-thiin; better worth living for
? , r.: i ... i; i! power, popularity and rich's that
Hod's tt-.itis i" *-tiii to be aoughl among the lowly.
I and ti.utcast and thal whoso wUl
Brrve .; "i and bless man must be esteemed ex?
it -i\ .i men of your stamp regard**] Jwua of
Nas ir' tn eighteen c. nt'iri.? ago, namely, ns a young
n. I, ..r i.u- abilities, high courage and blameless
ll,-, who mlghi do vast k.I lt' he would only
ul mdon hil radical notions and low associations,
i.i ; conform t" ihe orthodox creeds and conserva?
tive Instln. ts of his lime To mt the stable an.) the
mangs-r timi sheltered th- Inf.mt Savior arc nol
dead, I- .l.t'l records of what has been, bul the
la ... .. iiuih ihat ls vital and Impressive to?
t I have r..v> r assumed to net ns "umpire" be
iv ? n warrina; *>ci ?>. All i determine ls what course
I | ur ind i isl to all ..ii m. part, lt is m) duty to
be trw .'atholl.-, which requires ot me s larger
.haiti and more comprehensive frith thin either
Sice ??! Trent ever dream-.1 of. Briefly, my Catho?
lic t"burch embraces all those who truly love (Jod
mil liv- to enlighten and ierve th-lr fellow men,
ii., matter whether Ihey believe the thirty-nine ur
t i.sics or the decrees of Trent, or never heard of
4 I beg you to nssure your Whit- church hreth
r-n thal whenever they shall esteem The Tribune
worth less t.. them than Ibe money lt cost to them
I shall be better pleased by their stopping than by
th-lr continuing lt. I nm worn oul with editorial
labor, and shall hall with loy the day when I may
honorably icllin|<ilsh lt. Tours,
John Scoville, esq., Morristown.
To II. P. DIBTZ.
New-York. December !7. is.*.i.
I d.-in't like y.ur second letter, which I did not
receive sooaer because of my a has nos in Ohio. You
ar- too full of deference. The tirst leeson of a
sainty life is Brif-reepect
I think lt v.-ry probable you mlirht prove a geod
reporter, and will commend you as such to our
elly editor. Mr. OtttBBOU, should you come here;
but I cannot attempt lo overrule him. ile is re?
sponsible for his department, and could not be
lust Iv h. ll so unless be bud full liberty In the
choice of his subordinates.
I think I shall never Bdvtas any man to rome
lo this div, lu view of th> suffering which now
prevails. Should you resolve to come here on your
own motion, about the Mth >.f April should Snd
you hera You must take your chance of Btarvtng
if you come,
As io proof reading, I think a firat-rete proof
reader ...uii always nnd ? place In our concern
within a month, nut the place requires far mora
than you can learn; lt requires an universal knowl
sslge of fac'as, nam**, and spelling. 0>> you happen
to know offhand thai Stephens, of Georgia, spells
hi* name with a ;.h. and Htevens, of Michigan, with
a v in the middle'.* Do you know that Slot, of
Massachusetts, bus but one I In I.ls name, while
Elliot (lately In the Mouse from Kentucky), has
two? l?o you know tbe politics and prejudices of
Oliver, of Missouri, and Oliver, of New-York, re?
spectively, so weil thut when your proof say*
"Mr. Oliver" al.I so and so In the House, voil
know whether to Ins.-rt "of Ho." or "of ti. Y."
ift-r hi* nam-'' Would v.boose lo strike oul
?vf \i-.." and put in "of \. V," If you perceived
the speech taking i. patti.-ular llrection respecting
slavery, which shows that lt llin.-'t lie wrongly
attributed In tbe telegraphic dispatch? My friend.
If \ou are ind.I qualified for a first-rate proof
i.a.|i-r. or cnn easily make yournetf so. you med
never f> ar. nut don't fane- tne talent and knowl?
edge required for a mere Secretary of State, presi?
dent, or any such trust win be sufficient. Yours,
H. P. Diets, Esq HORACE GREELEY.
TO THREE POLITICIANS.
N-w-York. May 9. IST-O.
Oentlesaen: 1 hive yours <?f the Mb, for which i
thank you, though I shall probably not attend Vour
convention. I aaa, as you doubtless know, not a
fluent nor tffectiva speaker, and it cannot be |n
ter.-stlni? to any one to hear mc compound ont
commend the RepuMicas nmvsssent, since they eu
nmre easily acquaint themselves with my Steers on
that subject by reading.
What I should desire to say If I were with you
ls substantially this: The I'.-publlcan movement Ih
defensive, not aggi ami se. eoeeervative <>f freedom,
rather than destructive <>f slavery: and its hu.-c.-s*
-.sill be not a loiiniinmation. but b Klorlous begin?
ning. (This country ought to be. and yet will
be, cleared of sta very; but the tirst practicable
m.?!> ls ti .nop tba progress and extension of the
evil. In thia it-;, all nu- conservatives, g|] be?
liever;; in ti e doc tin ra ot .mr Revolutionary fathers
ought to unite. When till*, has been successfully
tak.-n other Steps will naturally follow, from which
some eonoervatlvee aili probably recoil.) -,,,t ,,?
make our platform BO broad sud liberal that all
who stand for public faith may come to the aid
of thoa.* whose animating purpose la the extension
of freedom; and Lt ua, by proving our capacity
to win one victory, open th<* way for winning
many more. Yours. HORACE OKKELKY.
Messrs. William M. Chace. Samuel W. Peckham,
\\ Ingate Hayes, I'.-ovld-nce, R. I.
AS TO TIIK 00LUBCTIOM OF ELECTION* RE
Tribune Cffice. Oct. 22, ISM.
I lindSIBlBlSI "Tbe Sun" to object, very properly
ui: let the clrcumstancea to come Into the arrange?
ment propose.). Should lt proceed, therefore, lt ls
te be ubderetood that ail the advent ages and all
the espeases of tba undertaking are to be shared
by ail th.- aeeecJated papers, excluding "The Sun."
I think lt will le dea_rabia to ko Into some fur
tber ? Spense than hitherto with regard to city re?
turns, and not to the extent of employing a col?
lector for each election district. In a part of the
city that would bs expedient, but not In the whole.
1 do not think anythln-*' can be done with the
police. In the first place, the captains have no
rli-ht to detail their men for prlvatp business, for
which extra pay would be expected. Next, their
attention could not DO count'd on. A riot or other
requisition for service in one ward or the care
leeaneea of a tipsy man mi_ht upset tho whole ar?
The suggestion of "The Express" that tbe re?
turns be all received originally by Mr. Craigs ls
correct with respect to all that may be received
by telegraph, and ls assented to. With regard to
city and Hrooklyn return*. lt ls not so practicable.
To send tVm ail lo Hanover-st. would Involve
ne dlese delay and expense, and would probably
caUBS the loss of one or more returns. To hire a
room apart from all the ollie-*- I trill assent to If
Insisted on and a suitable room can be obtained.
Hut 1 would rather offer a room In our omeo ea
r?r???-.-? Iy s.-t aneri for this purpose, accessible at all
time*, to Buen person as <-ich establishment should
depute to receive the returns, who should be en?
titled to claim and obtain them immediately on
receipt. Why ls not this Satisfactory? We can get
'h.-m in so quick and cheaper than otherwise, and
the room In question would belong for the night
to the Associated Pren, Ihe same as If In the City
Hall. l? is, of course, understood that, In eas- of
such arrangement, for each ellice to receive its
own returns originally; The Tribune in not to be
held responsible lo ilellvi r them at tba several
otiic-s. Respectfully, HORACE GREELEY.
ONI* THOUSAND DOLLARS INVOLVED.
Ei v.-York, December 27. USC
About th? isf of .inly last, ss I was leaving
Washington ('Itv. fl draft for Sl.WM on A. Hunt,
trensurer of th? Ivs Ifobtrea Improvement ?'om
pany, was placed In my banda arith instructions io
draw and rec.-ive the amount, in case a draft for a
similar sum should be drawn on HM by some one In
Washington. Two or three weeks afterward 1 ro
i -ivi-1 advices of such fl draft on nie. and thereupon
called upon th.* treasurer and naked him If he ema
Instruct..| to pay flUch a draft. He said yes, In
tlmatlng his knowledge that lt waa not for my
b.-n- ut. He accordingly paid th.* draft for a like
an-.unit drawn on in-. Thi'. ls the only pecuniary
transaction 1 ever had with Ihat company, and 1
never derived nor expected to derive, nor was
promised any pecuniary or personal advent?ge
therefrom. 1 was never a stockholder in said com?
pany, nor In any way emploved by lt.
l'.l Nassau-st., N. Y.
TO THE HON. TRUMAN SMITH.
N.w-York. May 6, ISM.
Dear Sir: Mr. E. I*. Cheney informs me that yon
have eoneented t-> act a-, arbiter between r?-o and
Mr. Siia- K. Cheney, on whom behalf a ctahta is
Bet up against ni" bv the former. I thank yon
heartily for having done ?.. As I can get no time
to appear before you prior to my departure on Mon
duy for the West, allow me to make as clear a
statement as I can of all the facts, which ls all *
propose to do In the busineso.
1. In l(?.'-5 Mr. *"tlas K. ('heney was owner of one
-hare In The Tribune Association, lly our rule.*
tills gave him a right to purchase any share that
mitht be offered for Bale In preference to any but
another owner of u sini;'.' share. 1 wanted to s?*ll
tare shares to Mr. Bbsa H. Fay. who had long been
one of our writers. I offered them accordingly at
amABA, Mr. I" 1*. (heney, on behalf of his brother,
S. E. Cheney, proprietor of one share aforesaid,
nottfled nie that he would take one of thfc two.shares
I offered. Ko other owner of S slm-le share mak
Ing a like offer, I was obliged to accept Mr.
1 When he r-m" down to take said share he
wis wholly unable to make the payment. Tinnily,
bj getting nie to lend bim EM (which he duly
paid) and o'.itnlnlng my Indorsement to hts own note
for $2.">"i at twa yean (which he thereon got dis
i .ir t-l by a farmer In Lichfield), he was enabled
to make a sort of payment. Of course I refused
to traaefer tbs flhare on this sort cf payment,
nor did he wish me to do lt. In urj-lng m* to my
r.-lui-tant Indorsement of his note BS assured me
tli.it ti.- would take care of lt at maturity, and that
I should have no more trouble on his account.
This wus In May or June, UB, I allowed him to
luke tba dividends (which w.re largei on this share
stan.Unit In my nume on his BBBUIBIU1S that my
liability for him was nominal merely.
:t. In .lune, 1K.-.7, he cume down to get money
to bay for a tract of land In Litchfield which be
had Just bought for $t.l'?>. Nothing would do but
that I should let him have EM of this money. I
told him WO were on the verge of a terrible erl*:*-,
thu! I had no HBflney to lend; that The Tribune
aeeded all I had. etc., but nothing would answer
but tbe money, and i let him have it. i-\>r EM h.*
gave ni" his note at fllzty or ninety days; the other
IMS, he said, would sui. I.- be met by a dividend
..f BM per share to be declared la July. But July
Came S-d We could orly divide $1'*) per Share (and
ought not to have divided any). I called on him
for tbe balance, but he COUld Hot. at lea"', old
not, pay lt HU long afterward. The $.'e<> note i,e
Iel go to protest, aad never <ti'i pay lt.
4. Thus I stood when hlfl two years' note for
COM, Indorsed by me, came near its maturity
in June, K*. I saw that he wat. golnji to let his
note ?io t.> protest, or compel me to borrow it
With his 1800 protest-.I note In my hands. 1 did not
?wsh to be further complicated with one so unable
or mote liable. go 1 sold a snare of The Tribune
stock for ikjuo to suable me to meet this 0.QM
. I thereupon notified the holder that Mr. S. B,
. h. ii. v. the draw.r, bad S right to pay this note:
that if he did so, very good; if not, I would, but I
could not be xx. party to Its r.-newal. The note
being in the Mich-eld county Hank, I seasonably
forwarded to the cashier thereof my certified
check for B.12S (principal, Interest and V> to cover
contingencies) and n."it;-l him that If Mr. Cheney
should lift the note, well an.l *??...>_; If not, I Wanted
to pav lt. and th. re was the money. Just at
this time, ut the very last gasp, Mr. S. E. t'heney
:u-nt down ii new note for me to indorse twith his
protested note for $T>.*? then lying on my hands for
months), and wanted m.- to Indorse this io take
up his other t$''.i**Jl note with. Of cour?e. I didn't
do it. Of course, be didn't pay the MMe: and of
course 1 did. And thereupon I considered lila claim
to th.* share* whi.-h ha hi..i purchased but not paid
for forfeited bv bis own act. and notified him that
be was ready to Hettie. He cam.* down, but would
do nothliuc. At tirst be Insisted he would
have thc share; that he would somehow pay for lt.
I told him he was standing In his own light; that
he could do better than take the share; that I was
willing to pay him MM. which was at bent his full
due. to bs Square with him. and be could buy another
share, OBS of McEVuth's tuk.-n by L. !". Lawrence
on account of a loan for ti.'S*). and thus do better
than to take mv share as li- wanted to. He went
off on Ibis, without :<i-ttlin,-<. bought the McKlrath
share for WJBB, partly en credit, and drew on me lu
mv abs.me for (h.- $vm I had offered to pay to be
even with him. Mr. Sinclair (whom you can consult
If you choose) supposed this draft was drawn in
pursuance of mv ofTcr Ul settle?that lt was an ac?
ceptance or notification of my offer -aad paid the
money. I told him when 1 returned that this was
wrong?that s. I". Cheney, having not the money,
would nm send the receipt. Ha fell sure i was
wrong, and wrote al once f >r the receipt, but none
cam-, and none has come to this day. Instead of
lt 1 have to meet this claim for Something, 1 can
get no account fruin them, and am now tryln-.,'
to defend myself agalnet a claim of money dud
which i am not permitted to see. Here ls my
statement of tbe account:
ii. (Jr.'i.'v t.i s. E. Chess*
June lS.-.O. By rash
paid. I n I 1 ii il 1 ti |
pr.inil-.virv mite nf
MOO laid uft.-rv.arJ
ten url un Ile iiiii
(lietel parrhast tt a
abate iii Tba Irili'ini'
El ?"? year's int>-.
BSt un sets (? S2,0pQ
mses by s. E. C..
BM hillel-el aai
taken up hy II. .. . 120
Interest aa *l..*?\> never uild. f-rx)
aforesaid fruin June,
'"Hi. to Jun.-. '*.; . . 1P."> ?.'Ucney's drat-,. SOO
Int.-r.-'t ..ii s-fiOO <>f
clo., mule lase, '7j7, BJ, 100
to July, 'OS. tt
Ralnm-i* |K,n.***tlv due ll. U., throe hundred and
llilrlv doll ii*.S330 03
Hut here I*, the mot I made out the ncconnt on
which I offered to settle with Mr. Cheney iaHt
summ.-r; Basking an account of the dividends on
my share received by bim, but considering that hl*
share bad virtually been his since his contract to
buy lt in Uti:
h. r.. Cheney t.. ii. Oisslfl/. nr.
For n.ife draw ii hy S, I'.. Os, Indorsed ind polcl
hr ii. Q. .?..-?????..w.ooo
S. V.. Clion-v to H. ii
liv dividends aa The
Tri ic- akara afore.
said betsagtns to ii.
?'. I-Ut Ull-'Mlll.'ej tl)
S. E. C., and never
paid for, July, laio.
Januari, 1?,*,7 .
June, 1857, bv rash
l.iit in iiilj,i,.e. t.i
advance ot dlvldaets
a ferr-ald .
Bv nut** to s. V.. c.
mid pN,tesi,<l aaa
never |, lid.
Uv .aili paid mi 8. i-:.
One roar** lnt-r.-t (ii ditto paid by ll. i.. "lS_
llv (ash lent hv ll. '?? t' s K C, June, '07. __f
Om rsar-s int.r.-.r aa *.*.(*? ..f do."" "SJ
liv uniount nf .s. 17. t'li.'ii.-yN draft, p<,|j ? ??? '.VJ
bv S. Sinclair for ll. V.. ?'
nv SUM nf tin* Ssw bstfowal bv s. rn r ?*__.
?.*i7. rennlil at sundry tln.es. " ' ''lne'
By fi-.'O allowed for board ,.f ('?;"m."cii;.,;,.,.. ??;!*}
nv (ba Ussrs ifetflflflbl nvertoa to li. u. hy'ftt!
v dm -esses lunr.-saia ravstios to li. q. _?___;
uro to BBS hy g. Bj, (J. "' SSS*
("heney, fl, in full of all demands up to this date.
HORACE GREELEY. IM Nassau-st.
Thls receipt is deposited with Mr. -smith, to be
rendered S. E. Cheney or his ag?-nt, on the fulfil?
ment by Mr. G. of the term* of the award of Mr.
-smith, whatever they may be. H. G.
Hon. T. Smith. _
CONCERNING MME. JT'MEL.
New-York. February ".2.. 1830.
Dear Slr: Mme. .lumel. whom Aaron Burr mar?
ried late In life, formerly lived In the upper part of
this city, near Waahington Heights, and I presume
she still doe*. I never knew her. and can scarcely
tell how you might lind her: but James I'arton, who
wrote Burr's life, liven In Hrooklyn, and I presume
know* where ?he I.s. I think a letter sent to him,
care of K. Honner. publisher of "The I.^-riger,**
would reach him. Yours. HORACE GREELhY.
Owen H. Peck, sag., Boston, Mass.
TO MR. ROBERT BONNER.
Tribune office. Oct. 1. 18JL
My Dear Slr: T write to make not a request, bul
a suggestion, which requires no answer.
I have for a good many yearn been tn the fre?
quent receipt of letters from strangers, mainly
young persons and people In debt and difficulty,
soliciting advice and sometimes more tangible aid.
To most of these letters I have given a hurried
response, nnd that ls the end of them.
But as the questions considered In these responsee
are eminently practical an.l of constant occurrence,
I do think portions of some of these letters of
advice. If recoverable, mlaM afford useful hints
to persons who may hereafter be in like circum?
stances of embarrassment or perplexity with those
of my successive correspondents.
What I have to request is this: If I should die
before you, as ls probable, lt may be well for
yon to advertise for these letters of mine, stett?
ing that you propose to publish some of them,
with portions of others, so far as they may seem
to have anv practical value, and that you are
fully authorized bv me to solicit the loan or gift
of my letters to this cliss of correspondents, with
a view to such publication. If you should think lt
necessary, you miiv print thi* note, or any part or
lt. as your warrant for rn ik'ng the requeue Try
to get the original letters not copies, so as te
print, should yau And an.thing worth printing,
what I r.-ally said, not what some transcriber
mav have mistakenly suppose.l I said. And If you
should be able to recover even a fourth of the
lctt.-rs of this class I have wrlt-en. I am sure you
may glean therefrom som- runts that you will deem
worth printing. And, If nol, the enterprise of col?
lecting these l.-tters need not be an expensive one.
V. urs, HORACE GREELEY.
Robert Bonner. Esq., Editor "ledger," City.
TO JOHN H. STEVENS.
New-York, August 18, ISM.
My Dear Slr: It ls now some two years and
a half since I accepted an Invitation to visit Min?
nesota and speak to ber farmers at her State
agricultural fair?an Invitation which gave me
pl-asure in the reception and still mere in antici?
pation of Hs fulfilment. 1 am still anxious that
my life and the patience of my friends In Minne?
sota may both hold out until I can be permitted
to fulfil that engagement.
But those I (with all respect to others) most
wish to meet wh>n I shall visit your State are
to-day In th.- National armies, braving exposure,
fatigue, privation and death for the life of their
country. 1 begin to grow old: I shall probably
never traverse your State but this once, nnd I
want to be nt leisure to do lt with win- delibera?
tion. But still more do I wish to meet and thank
the noble Mlnnesoti-ins?no matter where they wera
born or what have been their past affinities with
or antipathies to me?who have consecrated their
lives and th-lr country's salvation.
You probably have noted that I have not nlwaya
felt so sanguine of a happy Issue from our present
trials as many if not most other loyal Americans
have done. 1 have too often feared that disloyalty
at the North would complete the ruin plotted and
Inaugurated by open treason at the South. It ta
possible, therefore, that I enjoy the brighter pros?
pect* that have recently opened before us moro
keenly than those who receive them as a matter of
course. I now feel more ttuui hopeful that the re?
bellion will be put down and the I'nlon preserved.
But the struggle ls not yet over, nor ls thv result
absolutely sure. And. so long as th-re ls anything
to be done or to be feared on this fide of the I'nlon,
lt seems to in- that my post, whether of duty or of
danger, ls here, more especially while the greatest
menace and now most imminent peril of the National
cause ls that of Noithern defection and hostility
rather than of Southern treason. Let me once more,
then, beg the farmers of Minnesota to have patience
with me, and to excuse my absence from their fair
this autumn. In the sanguine hope that the next
summer's sun will smile upon our country, reunited,
peaceful and secure, and that 1 may visit you next
autumn In the hope of meeting many of the heroee
of our great struggle, safely returned from the
bivouac and the battlefield, rejoicing In the grateful
appreciation of their countrymen, and In the proud
endearments of their happy wives and children.
Yours. HORACE GREELEY.
John H. Stevens, esq.. Secretary State Agricul?
tural Society, Minneapolis, Minn.
RECOMMENDING A COMPOSITOR.
New-York. July 16, IMS.
Friend Johnson: This man ls a compositor, bone
In India, last from Panama. He ls needy and
wants work. Couldn't you get him a chance to set
tvpe In The Independent or elsewhere'.' I beg yon
ti> consider what can be done for him.
Oliver Johnson, Indepen.l-nt.
ADVICE TO A MAN TO AVOID DEBT. ' !
New-York, June 5, I860. '
Friend Williams: I received to-day your check
for $1,000. I was glad to get lt?equally glad for
your sake as my own. I hope to hear at no dis?
tant day that you owe no man a dime. If I were
In vour place I not only would speedily get out of
debt, but would stay out evermore, you have been
lucky for the last year; I trust you will remain so.
When you arish to renew your notes, as you pur?
pose, just cull on Mr. Sinclair, who does all ray
business and has th.- notes at hand In the office.
He tried to suggest that I made u mistake In lend?
ing you, but he did not know you as well aa
I have to consult you on business soon. I wish
von would look lr. for me at the Matson Doree aa
you go down on Friday. If late, stop at my den.
Cooper ln*-tltute. Yours,
I. T. William'", esq., SO Broadway, city.
TO MR. JAMES BROOKS.
New-York. July lt, 18G& |
Mr. .Tames Brooks:
In your journal of this afternoon I find the fol*
As I am the Editor of The Tribune, and am not
conscious that I was ever "kicked" or "cuffed" In
my life, certainly not "for lying" nor of even any
charge of that vice, I will thank you to explain,
charge or mat vice, i will thank you to explain
or Justify the above assertion. Holding lt far
worse to be proved a liar than to be falsely ac?
cused or personally assailed as one, 1 shall not In
any case seek to inflict further or other punishment
on one who calumniates me than such as ls Involved
in his exposure to public reprobation.
Mr. James Brooks, Ed. "Express."
Mr. Judd: N^-York. January 4, 1867.
I have your note of December 30.
The matter to which you refer was Inserted with
no thought of or reference to you. In order to help
a lady struggling with adversity. It was, of course
inserted In the full belief that lt was true; and yoi,'
will pardon my r-aylng that ymir naked contradic?
tion s not sufficient to overbear that belief
Should you wish to make a statement of yous-'
side of that case, the columns of The Tribune aro
at your service to the same extent that they were
voluntarily yielded to Mra. J.'a statement YoureT
n n T..,-i x- ti HORACE GREELEY,
O. B. Judd, New-Haven, Conn. a___?_-*
. OBJECTS TO TITLES,
New-York, August 10, ISO.
Your paper last week says that I objected ta
the brief "Hon." while a member of Congreaa. I
dil not I submitted to that handle for convenient*.
:ake. But when 1 left Congress, my term h_vtr?2
"'"i'l'T1;, Is_Hd ask that - Hhould V hencetoSf
call.-d by the name my parents gave me I Jw*
want to figure before the public, but vou mal _??_
time have a chance to set thia righi: Youra *
To Theodore Tllton._ "? G??ELBT. j
IN PRAISE OF A BOOK.
New-York. Nov. SO, i8t?
Frlend Tllton: I hope some one (or more) win
write for "The InUependent" about Antoinette*
book, for lt ls really a great one. I have wrlttea
;_hMt,y. ar[-c1'- which I send herewith, and bona
you will print next week. Make lt editorial if von
choose and change lt to your liking; but Jee that
the book have some recognition next week _t_t
bettor to criticism afterward. Yours. ' ***
Theo. 1 ilton. esc*. HORACE GREELEY.
HE WANTS THE TESTIMONY.
New-York. Jan. ?, 1S7S.
Dear Slr: Very grave misrepresentations of my
testimony before your committee having obtained
?_-_1'>&r-?J w.lli ,httn*_you to direct your Btenogra
teht??-f_,._i,"",l' me thi* 8maU P?r?on 0' ? ?W
?-uin-M_tet ?>.or a*tect9 Meeare. Eastman and
hw lng. Assemblymen from Dutchess County.
ttirn' to a _ _. __ HORACE GREELEY.
Hon. W. A. Buckingham, Chairman, etc.
TO J. J. STEWART.
New-York. April 14, ttfl
Dear Slr: I thank you for yours of yesterday.
L*__l__l r,-Lht ,t0 om,t Hoi-lee's letter, at pree?
ns ^eTwoSd _setrnirr? u?p get "nom'?*ted- ?*?
sb?v/??u pS?tcte-o_-" ter^ & yrwr?ra
? Tattl QC.an wUh wh*t y?u ?lve me. Yours.
J. J. Stewart, eec,. , EL ORBS-JET,