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A NIGHT ATTACK.
I was still a young man, seareely
more than a boy, in fact, when I left
England to become the partner of my
old schoolmate, Dick Morton, who had
settled down as a sheep.farner in
South America. Our joint and rath
or modest capital was invested iu a
league of land near Santa Fe, on the
Parana, bought "foi a song," on ac
count of some defect in the title ; also
in a fe., sheep, having the lathy ap
pearance, and almno.,t the speed, of
greyhounds ; and lastly, in the mate
rials Of our honsA, of which, as we
had ourselves been tho architects,
builders, and clerks of the work,
we were not a little proud. It was
built of sun-haked bricks, and con.
bisted of one tolerably largo room,
with a flat roof and parapot., aeces.ii
ble from the inside by imeais of a
ladder. Arouni it at about thirty
yards 1istance, we had dug a deep dry
ditch, crosied by a drawbridge, and
intended as a protection against sur
prise by our enterprising neighbors,
the Indians. The lutter dusky gen
tlemen had, hitherto, behaved them.
secves very much as such, and had
e-infined their throat-cutting piopeu
sitius to certain stray sheep, instead
(if gratifyiug them at the expeuse of
the owners. But ugly tales were still
told of their doings round about us
of white men taken while riding in
sight of home, and tortured ; of cat
tle driven off, and sheep speared in
very wantonness of mischief-whieh
were not reassui in z, and which e1used
us to keep a particularly sharp look.
out, especially when, as now, the In.
dian moon (their favorite time of at
vack) gave light enough to point- the
way to plunder, but not to guide the
aim of the defenders.
Dick Merton, changed indeed since
the days when his word was law among
a select circle of Pall Mall dandies,
lonnged up to where I was standing.
His costumo was simple in the ex.
treme, and consisted merely of a
sufficiently aged pair of leather un
mentionables anrl a red flannel shirt
-the whole being surmounted and
relieved by a very long black board,
and a very short but equally black
pipe ; but through rough attire and our.
round ings, the indefinableje nesais qg oi
of gentility was as clearly recognii
znble as when he was sowing his rather
extensive crop of wild oats upon home
soil, and before that memorable Der
by which induced him, after settling
with duns of every description, to
embark himself and the leavings of
his property, and dwell among sheep
and savages, until he could return
with fresh grist to carry on the civili
"Can you see anything stirring in
the camp 1" said he, as he came up.
"These horses arc making a confound
ed row in the corral. I saw Johnso1
the Yankee this morning, and ho said
that [ndians had crossed the river and
he guessed we'd batter keep our wits
wel! iledl, that the' dusky varumin
didn't look in when we warn't ready
Now, hordes were our surest safe.
guard against surprise. Dogs we had
to?, but they roused us up so fre
quently by barking at nothing more
formidable than a stray deer or fox
that-reminded of the gentlemas
whose amusement it was to cry
"Wolf l"--we lost all faith in them:
but our little half-wild Pampa horsei
had a truer instinct, and their warn
ings, given by. stamping upon th<
ground, were not to be disragardod
"I oan make out sorsie objects. mov
lng about a half a toile to the ,sooth
ward," said I, tifter a long look out or
the plains. .
"They are mounted men by Jove l'
exclaimed my companion ; "and rid.
ing hard this way, too. Stand here
with your rifle, Alfred, while I s1L
onrtridges into the others, At thai
paos they will beohere directly.''
And so they were. Almost befor<
Dick had reached may side again, tw<
"(lauchos," their usually swarthy
faces livid with fear, spr~ung fronm
their horses, Which, covered twiti
blo'd, sweet, ' aiid'toatn, sho wed hots
Sha p had beei tile ride, and rushet
over the dragy-bridge. They told u:
as soon s terror wduld, allow them
that three huodie'd IHdiana~ *ete'it
hot pursul htdi'outd'abbn beon thi
spot, and besouglis ni,Tor the love .p
the Virgin, to 'givd thiroam helter, 4
t> ride out again f'nto the oieapp mgpot
their tousabree liotsed would be sor
tain death. . .L J. -
Diek, rather to ty suririse'-faI.
did not then knoir' Ribt diatjegIphy
lIars the nativ.Ws troar 1nl
lit his pipo, atiti thetordired 9%mrti
tors, iti a sfts~rhat' donbtfulSpabipl
idiom, to "make themselves soaree.'
"Unles?. he said, politely, "yo,
lies, vanos and adi>s."
Upon this we learned, after much
cross-que8tioning, that they had beeni
to buy horses ("To stoal thom, more
likely," interjected Dink) at the sta.
tion of a rich Spaniard, Don Ramon
Garoia, who lived about four leagues
from us; and that when they reached
the top of a gentle rise in the ground,
and had a view of the house, they
had seen, to their horror and dismay,
a large body of the dreaded Indian.
who wore attacking-for they heard
shots-Dn Ramon's estancia.
"WVhereupon," said the spokesman,
with teeth shattering, "we rode hard
to your abode, well knowing that the
brave Englishmen would not deliver
us up. But let its mount your fleet.
est horses, senores, and rido for life.
Soon they will be here, an, who can
withstand the fierce bravos ?"
"If this be true," said Dick, turn
ing to mne-"und I believe it is, for
those cowardly scoundrels' facos are
proof that they have soon something
the sooner we prepare to fight the bet
ter. Of course they were not attack
ing Ramon's place ; he has a fort
trong enough to resist a thousand of
them, and plenty of m.,u and armas as
well. Most likely they tuado a dash
to carry off any one who might be
strolling at a distance from the house,
or to drive off the horses; and it's
equally likely that we shall have themi
here soon, where there's a better
chance for a night attact. In any
event, we must be prepared for them.
Naturally, wo can't run away, and
leave all we have in the world to be
destroyed, as those valiant gentlemen
The natives-both the lute arrivals
and our own two men, who had often
boasted of what they meant to do and
had already done in the way of ight
ing Indians-suddenly ' disappeared.
We tafterwards learned that they took
refuge in the corn-field in the rear of
the house, where they lay concealed
uotil the fight was over. -
Our preparatians were very simple
-a box. of cartridgos was open (for
we were provided with those inesti
mable peace and life preservers,
breech-loading rifles) and placed
ready to hand, togetber witb a bottle
of whiskey and ajatr of water : the
door and window, our weakeat points,
were secured as strongly as possible ;
and then, shading our bodies behind
the parapet, we peered cautiously
over, and strained our eyes to get the
first glimpse of an enemy.
Nothing is so daunting as suspenso
to a young campaigner, and I felt my
heart thumping against my ribs with
excitement, and a sort of nervous
dread that.I bhould not play a man's
part in the struggle we expected. But
Dick's voice, calm, low, and with a
slight drawl in it, reassured me.
"Now look here, Alfred, my boy,"
he said ; "if we have to fight, keep
cool, and do as I tell you. Reach
your hand over hero-that's right; I
like to feel you gripe like that. New
remember to aid steadily, as though
you were winning a cup in the riflo
corps at home, and don't show your.
self more than you can help,; for,
though these beggars have only a few
muskets and pistols in the shape of
fire-arms, they can shoot pretty
straight if you stand still enough for
a long sight. Their great point will
be to force the door; but we can soon
stop that if you are steady with your
shots ; and they can't fire the bricks.
Do you see anything1"
Thnro's something Aerk on the
ground near the corral," I answered ;
"it seems nearer than it was."
"An Indian, sure enough, and the
ball's going to commence." As he
said this, Dick's rifle rung out in the
silence of the night, and I saw splin
ter fly white in the moonlight, about
a foot above the dark object, which
thereupon started up .with a cry, and
fled. Tihon we heard the galloping of
horses, and about one hundred Indians
rode into view, and, breaking into
twos and threes, circled around us
within shot--.waving spear8 and slout
ing as though the whole company of
fillen angels. had hlet se lament- their
chsrnge of diroumstanes chorally.
'tDon't shoot I -This is all a feint."
Amnd my superior'a darinag camne just
in time; for 'adul~y 'olo'ud -of nuen
sprund from the ditch, and rushed,
lance in hand, against the doer. W~dil
for us that its fastenings were sourd,
amnd that we batd not been -temp ted to
throw away shots by the first demou
stration. 'Bang, bang I went out males
anud I saw with a fooling of pleasure
that the tuan 1 had covered felL back
witi a hoarse yell.
f4Don'ihnr/y, but in Mith your ear
tridgee," I heard tiexbtand4 both fir.
ed againi together. --This was tio
much ftor' them;~ they h'alteod, wavered
one uiomoet,:=,'nd 'then'disAppeared as
if b~y tiagice-our rapid esser fr
lng thding compleseiy ".diboomaited
"Dowh it tUyou P" abd I felt my~
edit pulleddsuddenly guder the para
peh4 to time, to bere the betietafrom
the 'davalmyotuide the'ditokz slog
pver out heads. "So hra so .good,?
I ras Diok's gomunor. -"Taks, a drop
T we .nb ~ ~a~eef;Vt
alght bei TV au&i ghlIIW~oi~
to see saaa at tooi pace.. We could
heathamartnain o f se' feat.
ind gutteral sounds of talking, and
VuASsed that a counoil of war was be
ing hold. Suddenly a sp.trk appoar
ed about two hundred yaris fron the
house-for they had fired our hay
itack-and grew rapidly into t fime.
Brighter and brighter it became, aud
lit up the scone-whicl was one of
those mon do not easily forget-as
with tho glare of the noonday sun.
Grouped round tie flame, and out
of range, were our foes-their sw arthy
skins and snaky hair glistened in the
fire-light ; and they branithed lances,
and soromtned with delight at the do.
struction they h(ad ctused.
Dogs were barking, and horses in
the corral neighing shrilly and roar
ing with terror-some fighting dspo
rately to escape.
I looked at my cotpanion's fao;
it was very palo, and the expxession
"Look !" he said, hoarsoly ; "I1ero
comes an einbassador. Good heaven !
I turned with astonishimtent; but the
sickening sight I saw fully accounted
for Dick's exciteonont and race.
A nearly naked Indiau was boldly
advancing toward us, and bearing be
fur iit a burden, which ucietually
securod, as he meant it to do, his iu
munity from our shots.
A beautiful white girl of about
seventeen was lying helpless in his
a rms. I Her hanoda were bound behind
her back, and imuses of coal-black
hair oneircled a face showing deadly
terror atnd horror in every feature,
an1.d drooped nearly to the ground
over the ,avagc's arm. 11er dress
torn from one white shoilder, showed
how hard had been the first ineffetual
strugglo against her oaptors.
As the Indiin crossed the ditch
(they had out the rope which held tip
the draw-bridge in the first attack)
with his burden, Dick, with a deep
groan; recognizial her. "It is Rotaita,
D.>n Ranion's daughter!" he broke
out. "I love her, Ah'red, and will
save her or dio with her. Listen !"
hte continued, hurriedly. "Thi ras
cal has como to inake Pote proposal
to us. Keep your eye on him; and
and the monOnt you get a fair ohbanoe,
fire Pt him. If ;:ou WiJllor, itaj. the,
better fate. When I hear the shot' I
will throw open the window (which I
can do more easily than the door),
and try for a rescue. But, for heav
ou's sake, don't leave tle roof. Our
only hope is in you being able to keep
off the others, who will rush from the
And lie was down the ladder before
I could speak, leaving his hat eun
ningly adjusted above the parapet.
Poor Dick ! all coolness and sangfroid
had vanished now. I myself was not
in a pleasant predioament. To carry
out his half mad scheme involved
my friend's sweet-heart, which at any
other time would have appeared im
possible ; but when I read the agony
ind loathing in the poor girl's e os I
braced my nerves, set mny teethT laid
my rifle reudy, and inwardly swore
that no trembling of my hand should
mar her delivorence.
And now the savage, a truiulont
looking brute, raised his voice, and
demanded, in broken Spanish, a sur
render. He threatened us with all
the tortucs his ingenious fraternity
are so justly proud of having in
vented, in case of obstinacy, and bid
us look upon his captive, for that
she, too, bhould suffer for us, A s ho
said this lie grasped the girl's hair
brutally, and raised her head. With
a suddeni spring of pain and fright she
threw herself out of his arms, and
fell to the ground. Hlis tinme arnd
mine had come. As he stooped my
bullet laid hint dead by the side of
htis intended viotim. Dick made his
rush from the window, and the In
dians theirs from the diteh5 as he had
predicted ; but, as Rlosita wass rathter
nearer to the house than the ditch, he
managed to reach her first, and was
retreating with her in his arms. And
now aldepended uipon me. My first
shpt, a~imed at the forem~ost of the
assailants, missed him elean, anid be
fore I could seize the other rifle lie
had inade a vicious thrust. at Dick,
who, encumbered as he was, was quite
helpless. The lance passed throumgh
Rlosita's dress, luckily without, injury
to the wearer ; and as the savage drew
back for a cooler aind surer thrust, I
had the inexpressible pleasure of
lodging a bullet in his body, which
effectuahlly prevented any further
lance 6xercise front hiti.
Then I heard a heavy fall in the
room- below. .Divk hlad thrown his
burden clean trouagh the open :win
d~w,st the ris of breaking a limb,
and turrpi found blmolf eagaged.
han t~ had wtiga.dosen indians.
Ik0:4 bi5m baok against the. walls amnd
drewr ,iisirgy.v swith ltip rigbp h#and,
revovefrtuately , esqrvsp anj
pwamnwas dr ppeSd at every bot ;
oa maf off "jhemwi
tha ,(r dtnf6
odd a ex 4.
having been at'ide b e d~ioio
nious entry. Buat I could not stay to
helo hero : my ot. was en the roof.
I ihurried up the ladder, noticing for
the first tima that I had myself auffer
ed in the serimmaago to the extent of
a slight flesh wound from a 7bullet.
The li.'ht was over. Throughout the
remaitnder of the night the Indians
lingered about, and stole most of the
horses and some sheep, but they had
not pluck again to oneountoer the dead.
ly breech-loaders. Seldom Indeed,
had such a severe lessoi boon taught
thom ; and when the glorioti sun rose
(never sight more welcome) -p, saw
them ride beaten off the ileld* bear
ing with thOm five of the slain; six
other corpses were lying in front of
the window, where the flercesh strvug
gle had been, and two more Werd af
terwards found, who had crawled into
the ditch like wild animals and dieid
We learned from the pretty itosita,
whose gratitude was mont touching,
that she had been captured while
walking in tha orange garden near her
father's house, a short time before we
"Yju, noble caballeros," said she,
"have presorved ime from death, and
from that is far worse. God will re
ward you, for I can never." -
I think Dick, howover, was of a
different opinion ; at ail events he was
always seemed remarkably satitfied
with the reward lie persuaded her to
8onme years have passed since that
eventful night. Dick and Wesita are
living at Don lmUon's estancia, that
worthy old gentleman having depart
ed this life shortly after their mar
rigeg. I, to), am with them as a
partner in the sand, flocks, and herds,
of which we have a goodly quantity ;
and whenever the incroasing took of
little Dicks and Rositas asked me, as
they invariably d., of an evoning, to
tell them a story, I know that noth
ing less will content them than a full,
true, and particular account of the
How TO STAND HOT WEAJINER.
There are many ways of end ing the
hot weo.thor. The most heless vie
tims of ilhe dog days, says tl.e 1Nw
York Mail, are your gont oh of
leisure, who have nothing' "1de the
birning hyavons to do- w b
the htiiidgeter, seek eou ba;'tna
datell, mentally or otll , on tihe triP
bulations of "the heatre term."-.
These are the most pitiable of all tie
sufferers, outside of the reeking tene.
nient house quarters, that we know
Men who have much to do, manage
in some way to got through the day
without lapsing into the utter and va
cant despondency which settles over
the unenployed and makei the day
seem a week in its tedious duration.
If a man's heart is really i his work
-no matter what it may be-he will
become at'least partially forgetful of
the intense bodily disoomforts of hot
weather. And, besides, he will not
really siffer as much as idlers, for the
perspiration that comes from healthy
toil is the indication of the natural
reaction against the effect of heat and
of a vigorous throwing off of every.
thing that impedes the free circula
tiot through the skin.
We know a couple of gentlemen
who got themselves into the best pos.
sihle condition by playing a few games
of ten-pins after their a o'clock din
ner has had time to adjust itself.
TIhey get into a lively perspiration
and into a condition of hodi Ly vigor,
and when a bountiful supply of eol
water h as cleansed t he surface of their
skitis, and when they have enjoyed in
quiet the refreshment of their toigars,
they endure the warmith of the rest of
the evening with a composure, good
'nature and philosophy which are the
envy of their less heroic companions.
A CUnE~ FeoR PARtALYis.-We late
ly met a gentleman, who although he
wvalked with apparent ease ; said he
had beeni almost a hoppeless paralytic,
but had been. substantiall~y cured by.
the use of an air pomp. The thepry
of the cure and the application, of the
instrument were as follows; Paa
lysis is produced by the failure of
aome of the organs of life to -per
form their functions. They n~eed, re
cuper ating. ie applied a cup of to
eivor to the surfua of the part af
feelted, and by means of the pump
renmoved tihe pressure of the external
?atmnosph~ere. There was thern a rash
of air internally, as miuch as the clog.
edI condition of the system would.ad.
mit,1 towardls. he vacuum *prodeoed
by the pump. The blood was carried
along by the air, and by mere mechani
cal 'force made to circulate in the
affected limly, whioh thus recovered
its vigor~ and activity.- Worchiester
TrouT TurEEs T THE Noavr.
Wskhin ton npecial to thjeyN r
a't doom not r-eturn an nodome ot een
*l0,000 for the past 'f ,*~l
01l04Blld& Mo 4andvndy othir
large lioUsesombiab sa4 paee
Huod da qf otp ee sa
MrM i etldjd
adesas s ted4 AnT~iTtae
e ea onudums he~$k
Speeches by Judge Carpeoter, General
Butler, Congressman Rogo, Elliott,
Delaney, and oLhers.
W(, take the following report of the
proeeedings (rom the Charleston News.
The meeting ws culled to order by
Mr. P. A. 10 chelborger, the Corover o1
Mr loge-, after congratulatng the
atidience that. they werb assembled nol
as white or black men, but as American
citizens, urged his hearers not to forget
those w ho. fron 1861 to 1800 had stood
by the "old l:tg." lie likewise expres
Bed his satisfaction with the earliest
words of the preceding speaker, who,
once a Democrat, now anknowledged the
fifteet4v nmeindiment as the law of the
lInd, ,%Speaking of carpetbaggers, he
paid lie was one of those who camue.into
the State with his unifornl of blue, and
congratubted the Union Reform party
(which he persistently styled Demo
cratio,) upon the ckoice of a man fur
their lender who, like himself. had served
in the Federal army. It was a sign of
progress alld inmprovement. His idea
of reform was to get the thieves out of
his own party by the employment of-the
machinery of the party itself and not
to employ another organization for the
purpose. Honest ment could be found,
and it was the duty of the Republicans
to elect them to fill the placei. of the
roguos. It was all inporthnt that the
Republicans should continue to stand by
those who had funght the battles of
freedom, and not seek aid fur the refor
mers. He deuied that the oflices had
not been fairly distributed, and cited
the fict that. two-thirds of the Legisla
ture were colored men; three of the
prncipal postmasters in his Congression.
al District were colored, and one of his
appointees to West Point was a colored
boy. He then proceeded to opetn bat.
teiy on General Butler, and discuss
sundry events in his career.
In reply, General Butler said he was
present not as a Democrat, not as a
Radical, but as a citizen of South Caro
lina. standing upon a broad platform
which ciallenged the scrutiny of every
lover of his country. And the thanked
God that.an opportunity had at last
been afforded him of payig his respects
to Mr. Congressional HoOg. - Thee.
tioon the General pi-oceeird Io apply
the scalpel- Skillfully,- laying off',tb
epidermis of the gentleman afureqgid
until he stood bare and exposed to ..he
good-natured crowd. He wanted' to
know w hat he was doing away from his
post of duty, drawng his salary from a
people he did not serve, while Congress
was in session. Ile charged him with
having appointed a blind colored boy
to the academy at West Point, becats'e
lie knew he would he rejected. Finally,
he arraigned Mr. Hog on the charge of
having said, in 1865, that lie wished he
had all the niiggers in South Carolina in a
ten acre lot, and a conple of howitzers
with which to blow them into a very
It is needless to say that this an.
noucement produced a singular expres.
sion upon the facos of the multitude, or
that, there was an enlargement of eyes,
and a solemn dropping of sundry lower
In concnision, General 3utler said he
rejoiced that the colored man had been
set free, and in taking the position upon
the platforni adopted by the Cultimbia
convention, he did so because he believ
ed the tifteeiith amiendmnent to be the
climax of reconstruction-a mteasure
calculated to set at rest forever the
queation of sun'rags. And if hte Re.
publican party would exclude fronm its
councils such firebrandls and fire-eaters
as the gentleman who had just spoken,
peace antd himrmony would prevail every
whlere. Let him ao homie to his own
State of Ohio anid'and there administer
his rebukes becauise the people refuase to
do just1ice to the colored race. Hie
would find sufficient employment for
his energy in such a purpose, and we
couild then judge of his fatth by lisa
works. As- regarde the present politi
cal movement, it could- not be com-.
plained of by any right thinking man.
It; mbantian honeat 'adlministration of
justice. It meant obedience to the law
of the lanld, avid that the dead. should
bury it~a dead.
Mr. Hoge denied the. allegatiens
made concerning the ten aere, lot busi
IMr. R. B. Elliott, Assistant-A jutant
General of the State, followeadand
made a calm, digifesd antd expehlent
speecht, in which lie annotuncedl himself
as a candidate for nomination as a
member of (Congrbas from thIt 0angreu.
giontal Distriott His remtarks were lone
but listenead to with ettentiou5 .rnd
fregnently interrupted wit applannr
empecially when 19 hi.e strong, . ecubiar
way, thie siake'r emphasized the idea
that thgere nitit h~ e bot in tlhe dmin'
Istra tion of tihe affairs 4fthe governeet,
and4 a ganersi t.qrnIiagsonk hwjagwh
ted trd'i e a r. chi
Eh otiy erw~s~d4
Maa ~di??ame ii
to disouss political questions, but rather
to join in the celebration of that event
which had legally secured to the colored
race the blessing of civil and pulitieal
liberty-the fifteenth amendment.
He then briefly "let out" on "aptnin
Eichelberger, Into of the Confedornte
army," for calling him a Dontecrat,
whereat the captain turned very red,
very white, and perspired copiously at
being made to appear so ridiculous in
the eyesof his heretofore faithfu:l con
stitteits, that they absolutely lhiughed
and jeered at hin. 'le colored people
say they never had an idea that lie was
such a mean nian before, whilo the
captain says tha Ihe intendo3e to namie
his next baby alter the Judge, ao that
he won't forget him in a hurry. The
general impression produced on' the op
position- speakere judging from the
guarded andco'rteos way iil which
they Alliided to the candidate, eident ly
is that they would rather be chased byv
a wild Camanche than cross swords
with him in anything but legitimate
After finishing this side play the
Judge reinarked that he regirded the
fifteenth amendment, as tlio grfind enl.
mination of the war, the statutory pa
cification of the country. Bint withl
universal suffratge there ought to be
universal amnesty. [Colonel Delaney,
interrupting : We agree onl that point.
perfectly.j The fifteenth amendment
secured for all time the right of oitizens
to vote, without regard to race, coolor or
condition, and without fear that the
pr'vilego would be abridged by any
State. It conferred political freedom
upon the colored man, but it was not
treedom when his heart and conscience
are centrolled by those who seek to use
his vote for their own aggrandizoment
and ambiion. Do you asc 1m10 (said
the speaker) what will put- you on the
platform with me ? I answer, a detr.
Imation to vote as you please I For
there is no freedem in being dragged by
a chain to the polls, to have tickets
thrust into your hand i which your own
consciences tell you will elevate bad
men to power. Who has .uthorized
this man or that to administer an oath
t4t piluse4 fetter upon .yor.lhai4s and
17 beartis an d ae V o4 PW ibo'alyvesaof,
a t ranny that dcibases your mrnlhood,
. i or A,13 br'O
because your party says 'to ? Nobody I
And lie first duty yoit owe to your
selves as men, and as citizoets, is 1o cut
loose these shackles and stand forth
unrestrained in that true liberty which
is, thank God, now the birthright of
every American I" [Cheers.j
Your freedom, ymntr ei'z -*iip. is a
fixed and accompli.hw'd , , i eiut,
be disturbed. Talk about the Republi.
can party protecting it,4 or the Demo
'ratic party, na it has been called, dee.
troying it. Why you might as well
talk of compressing the ocean into a
drop, or eternity into an hour-gliss. It
is the keystone of our immortal consti
tUtional arch, and 40,000,000 of people
are pledged to sustaIn it [Cheers.]
One point more, for this is not a
speech ; it is only a brief talk. Is it
not true that a certpin class or persotis,
who mngle in the Politics of the State.
have tried to keep you apart from the.
white people of the country-have trit.d.
to induce you to prevent our speaking,
to shut your ears to 1iitth and fact -01ver
since the meeting of the convention in
Columnbia ? I leave your consciences to
answer the question.' [et me say to
you, then that it is your prime dutty to
harmonise promptly with he white race.
Thore are but. 4,000,000 oif colored peo
ple in the United States, .and if; from
one distturbing cause or another, yotu
permit yourselves to be used for the
partisan purposes of those who seek
to array you in opposition. to wvhat
is just and right, and you will id a
weightt. of 35,000,006 of whiteo peoplo
upon yota. Such a result, ,howe~ver,
only cnn follow from yiling blind
obedience to those who, taking ad van
tage of your ignoranio,. are eve ni now
trapping yo~u with their oatha,, put~ting
chiaima upon ypur, cons~ciences, and n -
s.ead df trie mnei, tnak'ing of you nr
machine.' [Cl~iees.] ro
Colonel DelaneyeA colored oflUer of
the QGoyeruoor' sasfi, made te next
speech., He said lie was one of those
who never detnied h s pfintciples. ['Io
would say, theref'ore, for hlmself, not
for hit' try, thAt tie wab' in: fa'or bf'
universl 1 aihnesty-eti. retolOet of'
Idisabilities from every Sothertoor in the
land. Bugt Jag wpvgodssmtcing inurt
He wvan t..d a eonicession ,frm dver,y
Somahenor of tlii tights ' hia race.
General Butler-W ~e are al'-iti favor'
Then, said, Qolp,nl S4. .thet .great
point is p'e andI. welcon]? viq
into' (lig 'teipe-thh~~oriis d
-A bfitdavtI..Fi, iniw ?pastbr I
tIfblt w4t5. *4j'patr ise
rved ont the time for which he.1aa$
r~hosenve wil&pet'-oein suited to
It o ~ht i nsa ed4 a
1nd late a minister to tihe A igonthio
Republic lie is the law partner of Hoh.*'
S. fi. Hoge.
This gentleman closed the diecssion.
He has a clear, ringhig voice, admirab!v
adapted to public speakinte ini the ope'n
air, and is withal a pleasing orator.
I e reviewed th situa tton, endeavored'
to impress the iesswns of tie botr tipon
his hearers. lnd furnished soeIn exe,-1-nt
advice oi themsuject of moral and poht..
cal duties, fiout a Republican stand.
The speeches of Judge Carpenter,
General Hutler and Judge licon havo
unquestionahly been of immense service
in tearing down the old barriers of
prejudico which ikept the colored poplo
aloof; and if tihe example is' followed
elewhere,and attended with the saeti
e-xhibition of kitid spirit, it will not be'
d10ficult to bretel results.
Firo In Columbia.
The fire which occurred P t 3 o'clock
Snaymav mormng was the most. <t.urons
"sIe- except, perhaps;, the liiiitigs of
Greg's buildmg in December, 1bo8
"'ith which our city has been visited.
minco the wholosale destrnct ion made by.
It firebrands of Sherman iii Fubenary,
18G5. The case is mikown, but is"
sipposed to have boeii he bursting of -,
ltmp in the store of Messrs. Cooner &
Taylor, on Assembly street, opposite Ih0
mnarket. where tihe fire orinina'ed. Mr.
Cooper, who was sleeping in t.he store,
came near being barned to denth before
the discovery of the fire wats made, being
aronsed to a senso of his peril by the
crash offalliig timeirs and tihe sufrocaing
smoke. Cuunineincing with the storo of
Cooper & Taylor, the fire extended up
street, Io the grocery st.ore of J. A. flen.
drickj & lro., entirely consoming the
same,and dowin t) th clothing store of
Mr. M. Davis, the roof of which was
considerably damaged. The tIhren fire
Coilpanies, tho Palhetto, Inudpenident'
1111 Vigilant, gave prompt resposmi to
the alarm, ind through their energetio
and admirably direct'd *efforts, the
fuirther extension of the burning was
prevented. The estima'.d loss is afs
follows : Josepi '. Z ly, $1,000 ;
Reckling asnd 1eigthit'$ 1,500 ; IT. Ioff.
Inall, $1,400 ; Cooper & Taylur, $15,
000-insured for $5,000 ; 1). bicGiuin..
nip,' $1,060 ; Hendriks & Brto:,' 0,000
11-9overd by inarance ; hrs. J. C.'
ValIor,;00 --satral fir S2.500
Wmi. hicGuinnis, $2,000-insured for
CLAY AND PurKNToC-.-J.ohn Russet
Young, of thie New York B1Sandagtt;
who attended tile As-ociated Presa
Convention in [L misville, thus writes of
two Kentucky celebrities:
We s2w much of Lonisville, which
ia sn wees ing city, whhi its subt aince
and shadoiws. Shiadowvs oCliy and Crit.
tend.'n and Toim Mitrshall. id the men
of '98, all that race (of fi-e gentlemen,
who onco stalked theso st.reets atid
made Kentiickv a power in politics..
Herm Clay lived his noisy, binbbling,
rapturous crteer-th sname flenry Clavy
about whomn we so loudly sang-acinally
dead, and never a song to his inemont
his work over and forgotten---ponr'
foolish .ay dreainitig work 'as much of it!
was-and he,-drified fhr' into silence
and night, the gandiest ren-bubble iha%'
ever caught tho stmishine ;-so ldng omr
the brest, ever gaudy and shimniug, only
to break Into foam. No party, nto policy'
no one livitng speech, no otne hearty deedi,
only his brmight, cheery Kmii.ue'y smile
-a bnbble once and only foam 1--- We
stood in the room 'whero Prentico.
worked ad slept-a kmnd of journabistio
moink ; where lie crouoked his steak en a;
raminrod til it' was' half done, and
ba~kedm potatoes in the coals. We saw'
thio enpboaird wvhiert he kept fresh bread
andu rai.tins ad nuts ; where day and
nightr lie lived alid lab oned, in tho auromia
of mnk andf damnpenedt paper. W stood
by his gravo on Cave I lill, thei greseniet
nnd suniesit spot ini K~eitne~ky, hweeo,
and qnit t and puacefuil, but a grave quitt
forg:itoin, for no stone marks his tcib'.'
A eimnpfe; sodlden muihid, whih Junie
rbses straggling over it hd 'tnly *knowti
to the aves o( rdrectioin aneld frieirdshipif
the resiii 'place'of fGebreeD. Prdh.
tfpoK OLJr. S&Hno I Tee t a1
M 'nt4 of -the en~gremienat law will b~
n4got'eriqnaly fehit) the $4~ *by'thieo
n'roes Itemselves.. A' ,terrdibig rpii
orl'it~nodity hUs eitretofoto,ruhied almdig
thenta 'auitsL any nyemisler'9f thi rnoe,
who dlared'to vt th'e anti rnadioz't ticke~
and -n'bs, btitog~,s;oning, etc., oto,
havp beeni qn to. confrnon all over t):o
S'outb. This iyng):s'B riow t? i stoV
pod' .,Il is & cime to frtertegey . n
fanclis. Nyveri totran n
Isp,nwent, j discharge $rongempyynguint'
pi~ ey , ma how c rh,,v n ma; Ju a ,~
abI with 4ed
. ia titi i
(f ., . 9, n
atttlona o~e I Oae is dbern or