Newspaper Page Text
4 M fJ'"-
KNOXVILLE, TENN., WEDNESDAY-, DECEMBEK 28, 1870.
OUK HOME INTKKliSTS.
T li o 0 it m. b e r 1 ti it d I'oumlr;.
'in tlio year ISO", Messrs. Clark, Qualfo
& Co. built Uie Cumberland Foundry,
which has become such nn important nd
juuet to tho various iulluenees which have
conspired to push forward tlic growth and
pjfflsperlty of our city. Tho firm was then
ffSfiposed of liarvey Clark, J. A. Qualfo
. ud Charles W. Do Pue. Messrs. Clork
and Qunlfe had previously been connected
villi tho establishment of North it tjuaife,
v pencil hero booh after the war, and lictntf
nen of observation, we have no doubt
lur experience of what ths public wants
tallied was what led them to open the
'"Hmilerland Foundry, which has proved
successful. About n year ago, thoy a
i jcattcd with them Mesrs. C. U. Thurber
ndJ. H. Kelly, of Providence, K. L, and
Ii. Iloxsle, of this oily, whose capital,
tjiia.-3 energy and practical experience
I nvo proven a most valuable addition to
' ne general working capacity of tho Urm.
Mr. Qualfo Uathomcln the foundry and
nitterit shop; Mr. Thurber is a practical
machinist; Mr. Kelly understands all
about the furnace; M Clark's general
but-lnes qualifications render him the very
man to manage olllca work, whilo Mcssr.
Toxslo it De Pue are left to sell tho good,
.uul All their place admirably.
The llrm organized for tho special pur
pose of manufacturing car wheels, in
which specially their business bits proved
a decided success. Boon after commencing,
their attention was directed to the eelebrat
J Carter Furnace property, situated In
Carter eouniy, Tennessee, where they are
manufacturing ennrooat oolu-blast Iron, ;
which, for making wheels, is oqunl to any
thing in the United States, the Saulsbury
and Stirling iron not excepted. This iron
iOS been known in Hast Tennessee- for the
tK.'jt fifty years fur its extraordinary good
quality, and is the name ok was used by
bfetsrs. Shepard and Maxwell here before
lie war. and which has been so thorough
ly tested by railroad men in the .South.
1 radical men who have tried them, Bay
I'lelr wheels will do double the service of
any other wheel that comes on tho roads.
During the war, almost every wheel foun
dry in tho United States was represented
under tho Government cars, to there was
n good opportunity to try the merit' of I lie
Tho wheels from the Cumberland Foun
dry nro now in use on the following roads :
Western and Atlantic, Selmn, Home and
)alton, AlalKimaand Cliattanooga, Mem
phis anil Charleston, Nashville and Chat
tiUioogn, Mississippi ami Tennessee, East
renne-sco, Virginia and Georgia, Knox
vlllo and Kentucky, and Knoxvlllu and
Charleston, and in every Instance they
have given the moit )H.'rfeet allsfuelion.
The capacity of their cupola for melting
llio Iron for car wheels, Is about ten tons
l?r day. They aro prewired to turn about
thirty ear wheels every day, and we have
no doubt could increase considerably on
that, If it became necessary. Thirty car
wheels are worth about $450. This will
j'ivc some idea of what tho establishment
is worth to the community. The entire
uilue of tho wheels Is the product of (last
Tennessee. The iron, as we liefore stated,
tifing dug out of the mountains of Carter
vounty, melted with Carter county char
eoal, transported to (hlsplacoaud moulded
into wheels. They have an advantage
ver Pennsyltunhi manufacture', in the
matter of cold-hlul, cliai coal iron, which
has become very scarce there In conse
quence of tho timber all Iteiiig cut oil" in
mo Iron regions. Thus, while a good
iuiality ol anthracite iron may bo bought
Micro for sviO per ton, good charcoal iron
ctiinmnnds from !W to SAO. This gives
Kast Tennessee an advantage which she
will have for years to conic. "While the
'ion ore is iuexliaustable, it Is surrounded
I y dense forests of timber, suitable for
1 timing into charcoal, and gives Knoxville
ami East Tennessee a vast importance in
I ho Iron world, whiuh, though now in its
infancy, must ultima t civ attract the atten
tion ol the whole country. There are only
"jilsiut three furnaces In Great .Britain, now
in operation, which manufacture charcoal
iron. Tlii"!C enterprising gentlemen had
sin eve to this, no doubt, when tlicy leaned
the Curler county furnace-', and put them
In addition to Ihelr ear wheel depart
ment here, they also have a cupola for
their soft iron department, with a eapaclty
f six tons ner day, which Is constantly
- inployed. They no an extensive business
in the manufacture of stoves, stove ware,
liiillow ware, grates saw inlllo and other
machinery also the castings for the cele
brated .lett plow. They do not elaim the
s iperiorlty ii)thls department which they
tlo for their car wheels, yet their casting'
are not excelled by any manufactory in
the South, for either leauty of linish or
They employ alxnit thlrly-live bands al
(lit foundry Their pay roll will reach
about S-1,-00 per month. They employ at
the furnace Including miners, colliers, itc,
about oilo hundred hands. The people of
lliat locality have a high (appreciation of
tho bcnelltK they are deriving from thu
cnnocrii, and its suspension would be a ea
l.jully to them. Their furnace has a ca
pacity of about ten tons per day, and the
iron they produce will sell for as much in
the markets its any manufactured in the
i nited .Stales, We can well atlbrd to cn
eourago all such enterprises as thN. Wo
ought to purchase their products when
ever we u"e anything they produce, espe
cially when they nro of so sujierlor a ijuul-
KlMllll '1 lilel'.
Tl.o lli ittol .Ycutluigct lifter drogue : "Tho
lw cpecimon of inortnlity who, on Tuesday
i glt lrt't, sntmkeil into tho hoii'.u f (lod, t
tt o corner of Cumberland an J AToora freet,
4i"d stol thu !ftvsiuul lmtchr t ntd for orect
irj; tlio .-tngo, i unwori' v " ' ' ' "lurht.v
ill n''y . xrJrd to Infi.inv
AB EttlUNO SCION.
Tho licet DctectlTC lu the World Looking
for the jonnr Earl of Aberdctn.
Cincinnati Co:unircil K. Y. Special, Hlh.
Two years ago the following advertise
ment appeared in every ncwepner in the
" Dod I am well, but we nru la nffliction,
and I longfor you that wo may ooaifort one
another. There U a loiter to IJoil at Ilia wtt
omce, Now York. MA."
It was continued for nearly stx month,
exciting universal curiosity and comment.
It was tollowed by a second, a follows :
" MsTiino I hvo hon eorioutly ill ; goninji
better, but very wenk. Come if you ixHiibly
am lmmedinte'y, for yu nrj moro aceood thna
Theso advertisement, it is now ascer
tained, wore insorted, In order, If x)ilik
to And the Enrl of Abordeon, a young man
who left hie wealth, title and honors, in
1W, when but twenty-five years of age. to
follow the ma as a common sailor. The
Karl of Aberdeen i3 one. of the oldest
Scotch titles, originating in the eeventcenh
century. The first Karl was Lord High
Chancellor of .Scotland. The father of the
young man w.ls at the head of the famous
Aberdeen, Ministry during the Crimean
war. ITc was invested with tho right to a
scat in tlio House of Iords, under the title
of Viscount Gordon of Aberdeen, by royal
decree, in 1814. The estate is estimated to
yield an income of -10,700 per annum.
Tlio young Earl came to this country and
shipped as a common sailor on trading ves
sels on tho Atlantic coast. February 0,
1&07, he was made a mate by eorliticatc
from the American Blilpmasten' Associa
tion, under the name of George Henry F.
Osborne. On the 27th of November, lbCS.
lie was granted n master's certificate, and
was In command of the schooner Walter,
of ItlcJimond, Maine. In January, lc70.
he shipped as mate on the throe masted
tchooiier Hebra, bound from Hoaton to
Melbourne, Australia, and thence to China.
On the nth day out he was wavhed over
board and drowned. During tlio firt two
years of hlh absence he remained hi cor
lespoudence witli his relatives, tu( Kept
his employment a secret.
A little "more than two yean- ago his next
younger brother and heir presumptive
died. Ho then cea'.ed writing home. This
fact explains tho "Dod" adverthement
that being hit put name. As It and the
subsequent advertisement failed to find
him, the matter wa put in legal hands,
and the ablest detectives of England and
America have since been in search of him.
They had succeeded in merely striking tho
trilif at the time of ills shipment on the
Ilebra tome mouths ago. Having become
convinced of ills death, a commhsion was
tent out from tho English Court id Chan
cery to gather proof with a view to the
succtssion of the title and estate. That
commksion is still pursuing its duties, and
is now iiiiHotton kt work. It hits obtained
photographs of the seaman Osborne, to
gether with specimens of his handwriting,
which fully identify him a the missing
Kail. The'shiji llcbr.i Inift been chartered
to jirociid to England, with her ship's
couipain the same as ni ihe time of Os
boriu's death, to give evidence of lib
death. Tin re scenis to be no doubt of his
death, and that the Hon. John Campbell
Hamilton Gordon, tlie youngest and only
stmJviug brother, meeeds to one of the
oldctt tllh and wealthiest estates In Scot
land. The icvi uue of I he estate, which has ac
cumulated during the Earl's a 1m.-i ice, alone
tunouiiU to nearly a million of dollars.
The Karl had retrained from drawing a
singh hirthlng during nil bis wanderings,
but on the contrary had accumulated a
fund from his earnings which was deposit
ed lu savings banks here and in lioston.
It I- supposed thai it wa- his intention,
when aide, to purchase a ship, and sail
hank to Aberdeen on Ills own quarter-dock,
the pmduct of his own industry.
Tcui pern tire Heeling.
Ci.i.vrox, Tkn.v, Dm.'.
Kin'i(s Ciiiiuxicli: : At a meeting of
"Lights of Temperance," at this place on
AVeduesduy night, at tho liaptt-t liiurch.it
being the occasion of n temperance lecture
by lie. Mr. Hiealier, of Knoxville. How
1!. O. Ayies wot called to the chair and
Will. F. DomcII requested to act as ."Secre
tary. He. D. M. IlrcaUcr painted in glowing
color- ihe great and increasing e lis of in
temperance, and In an able and eloquent
address of an hour's length, and demon
strated Ihe necessiiv of hiidileii and decis
ive action on the part of Tennessee men.
He mis followedjby Itcv.Mr. liovingtou,
who not hs-senthusiastically than eloquent
ly appealed to the common sense and no
bler nature of his audience to array them
selves in the "temH!raneo army.''
Short, but well limed and forcible ad
dresses were made by llev. C. L. Howling
and Hon. I.. C. Hotik, in which the hitter
gentleman returned in a touching manner,
Ills thank- to tho-r who have nolJy en
couraged him in a strict adherence to hi
pledge, ami thus averted the drunkard'
Wui.r.tis, W, aviiibbd loj'ctlur injilio
cupaclir 1" it 'JVnqieruncu irgHid7Htimi, and
recognuing tlie glimt eib uf InicinpcrancK mid
tli iiajivrntlre nociMit.v for 'Oiim rktaedy ; and
vlirefi, in our I'phiinn, In- wlio niuofiilly
ctviiH the tiitu ot'jiojmlHr uf.liiioii. nml, amid tho
slrntigc-t uiiuitioii, nrruv hlin.elf in thersn)."!
uf Temperance, desurvci "tlio everlasting Kmti
tinle of all good nml true num.
And wherui, 'c have jut littvued to the
ahlr and inu-n-tiiig ridilr"tfe' of i'uf. Mr.
lii'falftr ki.d Mr. llovington, in thiiheliulf; nml,
therefore, belt rtuh cd, thiu the tluuikf uf thin
.Society boa'.tl they arc hereby intended to mid
gentlemen for llieir miiUerly inlvucuc.x el" the
principles nf Uihle 'JVniporjlicc.
(r(otrtit, Thut thu "Lights of T'-inpernlu-i. "
Iiireb)' request the pretence of tho aheve named
gentlemen at their mnutingi nt any time their
ooiivsnlciicn 'till permit, ami ctinicially mi New
Yeav'a ee, to a supper at the Court Ifoiise.
llMohtxt, That the 6-ecintnry of ihii nu'etlng
fiirnhh l)r. Ilrial.erunJ Mr.l!oylngi )ii acopy of
thcie remlutloiif, and transmit r iopy to the
Knoxr c I'l iuMi t L for jhli. ..llop.
It l. Avru , ' i i
TiiK s;cr.ii4iii r.v iikglaxu.
I'rcuoh Army .Moveoieul nml Vlcturtes.
Lokdox, lee. 21!. The most suit.isfiistory
eellpse observatlone have la-eu taken
CJiuiuiOCno. Dec. Ihl.-One thousand
men, fully equipped, left for the field to
day. Arms and equipments nro arriving in
'ihe blockade nf Jlnrlleur has been or
HoKintAtrx, Doo. 23. During the great
sortie from Paris on WoiUlMdny, Ducrot
took several hundred prisoner.
The general situation is more i ncuunig
itn for the French.
i he noii-oceupatlou of Toitis, and the
ret i eat of the other Prussian forem towards
Orkaus, Is -aid to be the result of ths stra
tegical movements of Clinusev and Houi
balii. Hotieii has been almost entirely evacuat
ed by the Prussians. There wore only
I,CO0 Gorman soldiers there yesterday.
MauteuU'el undoubtedly moved his forces
fos tho puriKwe of opposing the march of
the French army of Gen. Fnldhorber.
Hoiuikaux, Dec. LM. In au ollleitil dic
imtch from Lille last night, Gen. Fald
lierbcr announces to the Minister of War
that his army engaged the enemy at Pont
Xoyello on that day. Tim battle lasted
from eleven In tho forenoon until six in
the evening. For tho greater portion of
tho time it was an artillery duel, which
finally terminated by a charge of the
French infantry along the whole line. The
enemy were driven back, and the French
troops remained masters of tho Held.
Advices from Paris of the 12IM, lccelvcd
by a balloon which landed near Nulls,
say there was no engagement that day,
but a general battle was, rcgnrdl au Im
minent. The journals csthiiute the losfes of the
French In the combats of the 21st at about
t00 killed and wounded, and penk in
glowing terms of the great confidence and
amor displayed uy the .National liunni.
Jlnttr.iN, Dec. 24. Jllsmnruk's circular
to the representatives of Koith Germany,
s.ay that French officers heretofore cap
tured have been breaking their paroles not
to light during the present war, and that
the French Government sanctions these
proceedings, and that Hrcmptory measures
must be taken to cheek it.
Jlcrr Coiuphauseu announced in the
Prussian Chambers that no deficit is prob
able in the finances of that monarchy for
the years 1S70 and lfc71.
London, Dec. 1SJ. Tho Prus-slans have
left Dieppe, but are encamped near by in
heavy force. Two French iron-elnds are
stationed oil' the jwrt.
Lato advices from Amluus, report Man
Icullel near that city, where nbatllc Is,
Houmjalw, Dee. i!4. Hnxro is now so
strongly fortified that no fears ol'nn attack
are entertained. All the works about the
city arc fully manned, and there are seve
ral war vessels anchored before the city.
Cherbourg Is also regarded as iinpieg
nable to any force the enemy can bring
against it. The fortifications on the luiul
side have been completed, and, as at
Havre, frigates are stationed in the Heads.
Lo.vnoN, Dec. 12!. The brlgantino slilp
Fearless, from Wilmington. N.C., collided
with the ship Carona, lorty miles oil'
Heachy Head. The Fearless was aban
doned in a slnkiug condition.
The Victoria and Lake Michigan, both
from ilontrcal, report frightlul weather
on their voyage.
The Modern was eonsidcrably damaged.
It is said that the Government at Paris
will send Thiers as its, representative to
the London Conference.
It is reported also that the French Gov
ernment has asked the English Govern
ment to obtain egress from Paris for lis
A dispatch from Brussels says General
' I'aidlierber is being surrounibsl by the
I The Prussians have occupied Solssoiu
i and Sis-one.
i fcfix thousand Snxoiib have left Saxony
j to tulsluc the people of Hlielms, who have
risen against the Prinslun commanders.
iloitiiKALW, Dec. -.'!. A balloon has
landed near Xuits with Paris dates th the
1 12!d. No lighting had oceiirnil iqMol last
I Thursday, though a battle was Imntlheut.
j The journals estimate the number Iflllcd
and wounded on the 21st at soO, and speak
J in glorious terms of the confidence mid nr
i dor of Ihe Xiilional Guard.
I 'I res mtil Wtiillier.
Washington, Dee. 2-). The weather is
j Thu Aeiiula Creek boat arrived at 11
; o'clock, missing connection Xorth.
Tho Potomac Is frozen over this morn
j Hicii.WM), Va., Dis", 24. The ther
; inomuter here, at 8 o'clock this morning,
stood B" below zero. At Greenbrier White
, Sulphur Sjirlngs, West Virginia, to-day,
I the thermometer stood ttc below zuro. Ice
j four inches thick formed at Staunton.
I Private advices from Georgia indicate
j that the Democrats have carried five with
I a close race for the remaining two Con
! gresslonal Districts.
i Lot l-iVIU.i:, Kv Dev. 24. The lire
hicli originated in a hotel, left but three
Hraiidcnbourg lion-e-, standing. Lo-vs
Slon.tKMj ; Insui-anw r0,(KK).
Xi:w York, Dec. 24.-s-Kuekerford Park
Hotel, in New Jersey, was destroyeil by
fire early this morning. The loss is osti
maled a'i .ViVKU. About a year ago fire
de-lioyed tho same hotel.
Washimitox, Dee. 24. Secretary I' Mi
gave a dinner lo the Senate Committee on
Foreign lit latlniw to-day. Senators Sum
ner and Morton were pre-eni.
CitAn.vNoooA, Dec. 24. The thermom
eter at Lookout Mountain College Indicates
four degrees below yt ro. This morning
was the coldist vlif'C llii. rl'-i lAallons were,
k- lrl'ici ci o.
nKSTltCCTIVU ntl .IT IIU'IDKIMI
Jrint I.osn of I.lfo nml Priqierlj .
HtCliiiOND, Dts;. U. Tho Bpotswood
Hotel and all the buildings on that block,
which were the finest In the city, were
burnt at two o'clock this morning. The
business houses burned were: llraneh it
Current's crockery store, Adams Express
Company's ofilco, Howe's sowing machine
store, and many smaller stores.
Tho weather was tho coldest l hat lias
been experienced here for li! years. Tlio
ground was covered with -now. The ther
mometer was five degrees above zero.
At quarter past 2 o'elock as the porter
Was waking the passengers for tho South
ern train, liro was discovered in the base
ment. An effort was Immediately niiido
to wake theguests. The scene is indescrib
able. Men were rushing about trying to
save tholr baggage. Women half naked
ami barefooted nulled into the snow-covered
streets. The engines were promptly
on the spot, but the water being froen
caused a delay. Heforo the elapc of 20
minutes the llamcs prevented any escape
to be made bo tho stair eases-. Theguests
commenced jumping from their windows
and lowering themselves by blankets and
P. P.Clark, steward.was fatally Injured by
leaping from the third story. Mrs. Emily
Cornelius Willi two or three other ladicap
peared at n window in the fifth story
screanilngfor help. The firemen's laddcis
failed to reach them by two stories. While
the firemen wrcro endeavoring lo lengthen
them they disappeared in a hhtck smoke,
the room brightening up a few minutes
later with llamcs. Persons known to have
been lost up to noon to-day are:
Erasmus Hoss, elerk of l.lbby Pii-on
during I lie war; Mrs Emily Cornelius,
housekeeper; Samuel W. Itobinson, elerk
with linker t ltro., and Samuel I lines.
clerk with M libber A; Co. Wilcox, of
Lynchburg, and Vaden, of Chesterfield,
are safe, llahnar, of Jackson, Tennessee,
is known to he lost, making the Sth victim
of the lire still missing, for whom there Is
James river is frozen over.
The register of the hotel was dcMioycd.
It is impossible to say what strangers
There me about a dozen unclaimed
trunks of unities from New York and
other Northern cities.
.-"It is a notrcablo fact that tins the left a
building on the corner.
A. C. Shafler, State printer, c-eaped
from the fourth story by stepping from
window cornice to window cornice, reach
ing the ground badly burned,but wnsothci
A correspondent of the New York Jlir
ilri narrowly escaped.
Tho guests lost all their clothing.
j'300,000 of the loss was insured, nio-tly in
The following additional names of per
sons are known to he lost :
11. A. Thoina, agent of the Panorama of
the Pilgrim's Progress ; W. H. Pace, Dan
ville, Va., Cnited States Mall Agent, and
J. li. Farris, Messenger of the fciouthern
The Spotlswooil hotel was ill-ured for
Sablett.LuckitCo., had S20.0O0 Insurance
on 'furniture, and S",()00 on wines and ear
pets. The National Insurance fnmpnuv, of
Haltiinore, losses are $8,000.
All the goods ready for delivery in Ihe
Southern Express oftlco weie burned.
A man was seen at ail upper window ap
parently paralyzod, tearing puperinto small
lileces. which he throw into the streets,
until he fell back lnlo the IbiTucs hnd per
ished. Amomr those that made narrow escapes
I were M. Malllcfoith. of New York, engi
neer oi tne .mines Jtivcr ousiruciioiis ; v.
A. Pearee, of Columbia H. C, privuto
Sacretary of Senator Sprague ; and the
proprietress of tho theatre.
The Delane troupe lost all their baggage.
Tlio hotel register has been found. Only
six straugeis arc unaccounted for.
Tho following are the names of the mis
sing strangers: J. F. Wilcox, Lynchburg,
Va.; Nathan Hcrnstcln, Washington ; A.
Leii, Tampa, Fin.
IlAintiKOMiuiui, Dee. 20. There: were
a lurgivnumber of business houses burned
Ibis morning between the hours of four"
and five o'clock. The following were to
tally destroyed : tho First National Hank,
the weekly J-hiln-prlnf office, at d the en
The American hold, on the opposite
hide of Main street, was considerably dam
aged. Mr. Kwiter and son were badly hurl.
The loss Is 100,000. Insured for about
The Chattanooga Timrx sny a colored inau
i drowned near that city on Fridy ovening.
A fin of lion. W. II. AVbcner win shot
thuuugh the hre.it, in Shclbyvllle, two days
iiiee, by tho Uxpres routo agent,' wliiwo namo
is tiihluian. It is fetired the woiind is mortal.
Voting WMcnrr was tho attacking party. Poli
tics had nothing whatever to do with the diK
culty. The (ireenevilli! Smtiml contains an account
of tho horrible, death of n man in the mountains
near that place, llo had left ids companions
ami gone tip Into thoiinnintalns, and not relurn
ing, hU friends set out In earcV'for him. lie
wiu found dead, terribly lacerated, and bin en-
... A .. ..... .Al....l?.rnl,nr
i trails I'.Tll Olll. Allien nrvi,niniiii""l,"'i
vteMiiring idno fen, was hilled when ho return
i c 1 to feasf upt f ilo I ly of tin- W" ''"H he
In the Senate on the 21st, Mr. Sumner
rose to a persou.il explanation :
Mlt. SCMNKK'H MXlT.ANA'riON;
Mr. Huinner obtaining unanimous eon
sent of the Sennto to make a personal state
ment forwarded to the Secretary and hnd
read portions of an article In the morning's
Issue of the Daily J'atriol, Washington,
headed, " Efforts to bring about a recon
ciliation between the President and Mr.
Sumner." Tlieurtlclostatcil that nttctnpts
had been made within the last (en days by
mutual friends to bring about a reconcilia
tion or at least u better understanding be
tween the President and Mr. Sumner, nml
that for consultation the President was ap
proached on the subject by a prominent
New England Senator. 1 1 then proceeded:
" The President manifested u good deal of
feeling, and utterly refused to bo persuaded
that the differences could be reconciled, or
even to give his consont to any move
ment having in view a reconciliation.
The good of the party was earnestly urged,
but in vain. Th President, in respond'
to all suggestions op Ltt us hnve pence, re
plied, enviously, that Mr. Kumnerhad at
tacked him in the executive sessions se
verely ; that he had spoken bitterly ofhlni
publicly in the street ears nml on public
conveyances and that he had grossly
abused him in Boston and during his re
cent Journey West. The President added
that on some of thco occasions Mr. Stun
ner had attributed dishonest, motives to
him, and if ho were not President, of tht
1.1 nited States he should hold Mr. Huniuer
pet sunnily responsible for tho language
and demand satisfaction. This somewhat
startling talk from a man whom tho He
publicuus have almost worshlncd as the
conqueror of the rebellion put peacemakers'
to (light, for it was plain that the olive
branch would not be accepted on anv
terins. The Htafi'oillecrs about tho Presi
dent slinre his feelings in this mutter, nml
one of them, General Itabcock, is reported
to have gone So far as to declare Hint if he
were not officially eonnectee Willi the Exe
cutive he would subject Mr. Sumner to
personal violence. This whole matter
creates a great deal of talk among thosi
who have been aware of Its extent nnd nn
ture." Atl Silt t, t, ., I It.l,, L!. 1.1 il'lll.lll.ll-nKK.I...
reason to believe that thisstntenicnt wotil'd
be confined to the newspaper lu which 1
find It, I do not know that I should call
attention to it; but 1 was apprised last
evening that u statement of this character
would be made by telegraph, and was ask
ed to give some sanction to It. 1 replied tit
once that nobody would have authority
from me, nor would I say a word on the
subject to anybody, and last evening unit
tlio evening before 1 was approached in
the same way, and each time gave the
Paine answer. T now find tho .statement'
published, and, nn I have reason to bcllovi
that it Is ahendy communicated extensive
ly over the country, I deem It my duty, as
far as I am concerned, to set the statement
In Hie first place, there me allegation
that Mr. Sunnier attacked the President in
Executive Sessions of tlio Senate. I ap
peal to my nssoclntca in the chamber, one
and all. f appeal to my friend from Indi
ana, Mr. Morton, ami ask him to sny b
the President simply what ho said to' im
personally yesterday with lognrd to thl
allegation. I have never alluded to the
President In executive session, except in
the most respectful klndncis, and 1 chal
lenge anybody to say the contrary. I hac
critlcised the acts of ills admlulntrution.
As a Senator I was obliged to do it. S
much for that.
Then come generalities, which 1 will
not allude to, simply on account of their
I proceed lo the next point of reading:
"The President added that on some of
these occasions Mr. Sumner had attrlbtiteTt
dishonorable motives' to him." Never. I
challenge every citizen of the Republic,
from one end of the country to the other,
wherever 1 may have beon. 1 challenge
cveiy Senator lo testify on that point, i
know too well his position and my own to
make any such impeachment.
Then, as to what I have said about the
President. Geing hack again to his alle
gation which is so vague, 1 have summon
ed one witness, the Senator from Indiana,
Mr. Morton. I now summon two otheis,
and I hope my voice may reach them
wherever they "may he. Ono is tho Secre
tary of Stateaud tlio other tho Secretary of
the Treasury, both members of theCablnet.
And I have this to say, I liave said unit
written to the Secretary of State word
about the pust and his acts as strong nt
least as any I have ever expre.ed in th.
mo. t private intercourse, 1 am inclined to
think stronger. I ha vo said in society, in
I lie presence of the Secretary of the '1 rca
ury, hard tilings, and he knows whether
they could, In any way, Justify tho impu
tation. I do not suck in any way to in
volve these distinguished frionds, bul 1
summon llieni as witnesses. Let them tell
the President what f have said of him.
Look to Tin: Wixn:i! Wur.AT. It i
raretofiuda field of winter wheat uu
which there are not low i-jkMs whcr the
water lies on the surface. ' .Much might
have been done to prevent this by "'fur
rowing out "as soon as the grain wn.
sown. Now it must be done with the hoc
und spade. Some wheat may be destroyed
bv thu operation, but one-tenth of what
will be " winter killed " If the water is al
lowed to remain on the land. Let not u
moment bo lost In attending to this mat
ter. It is bv no means a substitute for un
derditiiiiing, but it is far better than noth
ing. If the laud U low, commence to tll
where there Is au outlet and make the wa
ter follow vou up Into the land. You will
be aslonislled to find how much fall there
is, even on land Hint apparently on a dead
level. Trv it and you will save wheal
enough to huv a first-class agricultural ,
It is again reported that Ducrot kvt
Paris In a balloon on the 17th, to lue
I ci miuiiud of an army corps In the field.