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FROM THE GERMAN. Selected Miscellany.
THE LITTLE OLD GENTLEMAN.
" WbrLD you like to look at the Timet,
sir f Singular trial that of Risk Allah Bey
against the Daily Tdegraph."
The speaker was a curious little old man,
cleanly dressed, cleanly shaved, with short,
crisp, white hair, and a face like a red pip
pin : such a face as to hardly ever seen out
of this country, and even here rarely, save
among farmers, gamekeepers, and others
who are much in the open air, and at all
seasons. This little for he was very
small Indeed as to size this little old gen
tleman was encountered in a first-class
smoking-carriage, on the Southwestern
" Curious trial that before the Lord Chief
.Justice," continued the old gentleman, as
if he wished to promote further conversa
tion. "I was onco tried for murder my
self," with a pleasant smilo. " Yes," said
the little old gentleman, " and" (looking
pleasanter than ever), " very nearly hung,
too. I did not get off free. I was sen
tenced to transportation for life; went
through seven years of it ; and then they
pardoned me for what I had never done.
" You see," said the little old gentleman,
smiling more than ever, as the five other
smokers in tho carriage stared at him :
" You see, I was for many years a cattle
merchant in London. My business consist
ed in receiving from abroad from Holland,
Germany, Normandy, or wherever I could
form a connection oxen, cows, sheep,
pigs, some on my own account, others to
be sold on commission for correspondents
who sent their animals to me for sale.
The trade was a profitable one. Every
beast sent over on my account was fully
insured, so that if it died on its passage I
came upon tho insurance company. I had
very few bad debts ; and, taking one thing
with another, I may fully have calculated
upon realizing at least twenty-live per
cent on my capital every three months.
In other words, I got a profit of a hundred
per cent, per annum on the taoney I had
commenced basinesa With.
" But with money comes the desire for
more.- There was a time before I began to
deal in cattle, when I thought myself rich
if at the cad of a year I had a couple of
hundred pounds in bank over and above
my expenses fbr tho past twelve months.
Now it was otherwise. I lamented that I
had not always an idle balance of fifteen
hundred or two thousand pounds. I was
fond of money for money's sake. I could
not make ' ilioncy fast enough for my
wishes, in the cattle trade, and therefore
determined to do a little in the loan and
discounting way. . , ....
" It is nearly twenty years ago, and I
have gone through a deal of trouble since.
Mysystom was' never to' put too -many
eggs in ona notr-;nevor to lendi vry much
to any single person but to lend many
small amounts to various people, -1 used
to answer tho - advertisements "of trades'
men in difficulties, and if I found that a
borrower had good security to ofl'er, I
would lend him perhaps thirty or forty
pounds, taking ton pounds for the accom
modation for a month, and much more in
proportion for longer periods. One of mv
clients was a printer with a small business,
near what was then called the New-road,
now Marylebono-road. He .had often bor
rowed twenty, thirty, and , once as much
as sixty pounds from me, and had always
repaid me to the day. The security he
gave me was always the same, the joint
note of hand of himself and his brother, a
grocer up Hackney way. ' Tho name of
this' borrower was Strange p Edward
Strange,, lie was in a dchcato state of
health, .always suffering from his chest,
and in severe winters he used to be laid
up for weeks together with a bad cough.
Ho was a widower, .without children ,
'One day Strange came to me and Said
that he had a very excellent titter to enter
into partnership with a printer, who had
bees .established In business' several years.'
The sum required to be paid for the part
nership .Was .three hundred hounds, and
ho asked mo to advance him that amount,
up&n the securttyof a policy of insurance"
for quo thousaad. pounds upon his own
life. On inquiry, I found that years be
fore, Strange, had, when, a young, and
healthy man, 'effected an insurance upon
his lit'o for live hundred pounds, and after
wards increased it to one thousand
pounds. This policy ho had always man
aged to keep up, and still wished that it
should not relanse. As it had been run
ning on for nearlv twenty years, and as he
miu a very small premium, ana was now
a. 'bad health, the insurance conmanv
would have been glad to purchase it back.
Therefore, after looking at the affair in
every possible way, I came to the conclu
sion that the security was good, and that
I might safely advance the sum of three
hundred pounds upon the security of the
policy being endorsed over to me. This
was done, and I advanced the money 1
Geuilenien, tho worst day's business I ever
did ia my lite.
" In general a creditor sees but little of
his debtors, whether they are few or many.
The man who owes money generally
avoids the Individual to whom he owes it.
But it happened otherwise with Strange
and myself. With the new business that he
had bought,' he was not expected, nor
even wished, by his partner to interfere;
and his own indifferent, health made it
very desirable that he should be as free as
possible from the confined air of the close
printing rooms. The partnership he had
purchased secured him a certain amount
ot income, which, together with what he
had besides, allowed him to go about in
divers parts of the country, traveling
being much recommended by his medical
attendant. Knowing that I had to make
weekly trips to Harwich, and that I had
often to go to Rotterdam in the way of
Kiuung aiter came, ne
asked me whether he could be of use to
me as a clerk. H asked for no salary,
only his actual traveling expenses ; and
for this he was to keep my accounts,
write and copy my letters, and make him
self generally useful. The bargain was a
good ono for both parties. On the one lmnd
my business was increasing every week,
and having to knock, about a great OutU ,t
fairs, and to see a great many dealers, I
had no time to look properly alter my ac
counts, which sometime got rather com
plicated. Dn the other hand, Strange had
enough to live upon but not enough to
f ay traveling ' expenses with comfort,
laving been friends for. several years,
when we traveled together we always
had out meals in common ; and ia country
placw, br where the Inns wero very full,
we genurally took a double-bedded room
between us. - 1 '
"After a time I found Stranije'a assist
ance of such value to mo that 1 was able
to inuiva my cohutrUons very materially
induct!. 'Ueiug'a shrewd man, he was
able at life end of a twelve-month to make
ptrrcha aud conduct my business as
well as I cotdd. . This htd naturally
enough, to a partnership! being formal
between lu, by (ho terms of which J was
to lend him live hundred pounds to put
into the biisincwi, of which he was to ha ve
a fourth of the net pttitiut. . A surety for
tha live hundred pnuudj, he tntured hii
1 1 l'u for aaoiluir iliotteamL Thus, when we
comimshcuij worllr.2 togfltiiwr as partners,
H'raiigo a hundred pouujij
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and I held polfclos if itiircuuVfe
tor two tnousaua pounas. ;
" Our business trips used generally to
last from a week to a fortnight -8oma-tlmtnr
m Ita1nH M tt fort to
which t we littd' bronithl Ihoj aninlals. lor
foux.ot.flvi Uys,:iwaltia th means of
shipping tnein to England ; tor it is not
every steamer that will take bullocks, or
sheep, or pigs, as cargo. Sometimes one
of. us would remain In London conduct
ing the sales of such animals as his partner
sent him from abroad. And this happened
when the event of which I am now going
to tell you took place.
" As Strange could speak French very
well, I often sent him alone to the fairs in
Normandy and Britanny, nearly always
going myself to those in Holland and the
north of Germany. It was somewhere
about the end of a certain May that he
went over to France, Intending to remain
thero about six weeks, and go from one
fair to another on a certain round. ' Three
or four consignments of beasts had reached
me in London, and tho last was to come
over in a day or two. My partner had
visited all the fairs he intended to go to,
and was to join me. I wrote him at
Southampton, where he was to land, say
ing that 1 would meet him there, take a
look at the cattle he had bought, and send
some to London, and go with the rest to
some of the southerrn counties, where
there was likely to be a market that would
suit my book.
"I reached Southampton on the day
named, and met Strange. We dined to
gether In the afternoon at a small inn near
the docks, and, finding we could not get
two bedrooms, engaged a double-bedded
room for the night. Then we began to
square up accounts and spent the after
noon seeing how we stood in the matter of
money. But something that Strange had
done vexed me sorely. He had, in the
face of what I had written to him in Lon
don to the contrary, paid some two pounds
a head more for about- thirty or forty
beasts than we should ever realize. When
I told him how foolishly he had acted, he
answered me back that he had done bis
best, and that he had as much right as I
had to speculate with our joint funds. To
this I replied that, although he was un
doubtedly a partner In the concern, it was
I who had put in all the capital, and that
he had only an interest of twenty-five per
cent, in tho profits. His rejoinder I re
member well. -He said that if he died,' 1
would get all tho money he owed me . and
more. Tq this S retorted, in a passion; that
I knew it, and that I did not care how
soon he died. AU this Wrahglirtg "took
place in the coffee-room of the inn, before
tne girl who waited on us, the 'cook of the
houso, the barmaid, the landiadv. and tho
landlady's husband; The latter, when he
saw we were getting angry, tried to make
friends between us, hut m vain. We were
each annoyed at what the other had said,
as well as at our own folly, and neither
would be the first to say he was .sorry: fbr
wnat naa passed.
About six o'clock I took up my hat and
went to see some friends In the town.
When I got back it was post ; eleven
o'clock, and Strange, the housemaid told
me, had beeu in bed asleep more than an
hour. I paid my share of the bill, for I
intended starting early, went up stairs
found Strange last asleep, and went to bed
myselt Next morning I was called at
five, packed my bag, swallowed a cup of
coffee, and in half an hour was on my
way to London. On leaving the tnn I
told the porter that my companion was
asleep, and that ; as he was jnuif gojqg 3y;
the ten o'clock loach-to Briglitoh tliey
need not call him yet. I should not for
get to tell you that, while I was dressing
;n the morning Strange 'awoke, and that
we shoqK hands over pur dispute of the
previous day.,' .As I ,wat dosing y (ar
pet-bag ha tJkti via to florid hurt ono of
my razors": -a thing which I had the great
est objection to (for if I am particular
about anything I possess, it is about nay
razors! but having only; just mads av mv
difference with him, I could hardly refuso
mm so small a lavor.
" The days I am writing of wero before
railways 'hud .agendo to Southampton.
Leaving' the latter place at half-past five
in the morning. It was half-past six in tho
evening before I got; to" town. ' I went to
bed, got up the next day, and,,whije J,
was sitting at breakfast with my tvlfivour
servant told me that two gentlemen wished
to speak to me. I went down to see them.
an"i, before I qould opefli &f mc&Ui tolas
them what they , wanted, found myself
with handcuffs on, arrested for the mur
der of Edward Strange,
" It seems that, finding Strango did not,
Come down by half past-hine, the porter
went up to call him. Ho found tho. door
locked, but no key in it After knocking
some time on tho outside, the door was
broken open, aud poor Strange was found
witn nis tnroat cut trom ear to ear, and a
razor in his hand. The' kev- of the door
was afterwards found in the coffee-room,
under tne very bench on which I bad sat
to drink my cup of coffee before starting.
" I was brought before the magistrate at
Bow street the next morning, and was by
him sent down to Southampton to await
the result of the coroner's inquest upon
my partner. Tho verdict was willful mur
der, and, after commitment by the mags
trate to the sessions, I was put on trial for
my lifo at Winchester.
" The trial lasted only a fow hours. It
was fully proved that Stranee and mvsclf
had quarrelled and had high words the
night oeiore, ana that l had said I did not
care how soon he died, so that I could re
cover the money I had lent him. A great
deal was mude of the fact that by Strango' s
aeatn i snouia oe entitled to tne insurance
upon his life to the amount of two thou
sand pounds, by which I should be a clear
gainer of one thousand two hundred. It
was further shown that the razor found in
poor Strange's hand was mine, and three
medical men declared their conviction
that, although that instrument was un
doubtedly used to kill the dead man, it
must have been placed in his hands after
death. Moreover, there were not only
evident niarhs of a struggle about the bed
and bedclothes, but Strange's throat was
cut from right to left, which no ono could
have done unless he had been a left-handed
man, which Strange was not Tlien,
again, the fact of the bedroom door being
locked, and the key hid close .to where I
had breakfasted, told fearfully against me.
It was clear that Strange could not by any
possibility havo cut lis own throat, and
then locked the door of his room on the
outside. It was attempted by my counsel
to throw discredit upoa this part of the
evidence. The learned ! gentlemen" tried
very hard to elicit something which Blight
even lead the jury 'to' imagine that .the
door had been locked after the hiurdct,
ana that soma person uc known had ua
kuowinp y h.-t the y in tUa
room. , But it was of no avail whatever.
It was cieaa y proved that the key had
been inside the door hon t ,ni to
bod, and that it had neyc, Wii seta sguin
untd it was found m the eonee-room M ir
defence tried hard to make out tlut' some
person likely to commit the murder michl
have been in the house an that tiny; but all
of no use, ' As tho trial went on, via I,
who knew uy innocence, could not help
allowing to myself that the evidence,
though purely circumstantial, was verv
strong against m. The only points in
my lavor were, that, on tho day of the
murder J watDU4ed V have fwyityk
I traveled up JJoudoJi aati bbii mil thi
least appearance of a man w ho had any;
thing on his pilnd.- Aghin, Strange wa
known to have had on hit person a gold
watch, and a purse containing a few sove
reigns, and itwniity-ilve-poBial .nu,' thd
numbers of which Utter were ascertained
at the bunk at HouiUaipLm where h had
pivcitrad Item la exclo je for a. bank-port
bill. The watch had been taken, dud was
never traced 1 the sovereigns Jyvd ato. dis
appeared f but lluj Jbank-nntM iaV been
exctieI at the Bank of tingUad Mr the
day after the murder, and before I, as I
fully proved, had" any communication
whatever with any one In London. Of
this last point my counsel made t$e most,
hut it did not help mo much, if anything:.
The Jury retired, and after deliberating
about half an hour, returned into court,
and declared, through their foreman, that
I was guUty of tho, wiltfuk murder vo( KJ
ward Strange.' "
Gentlemen, ' man who hai gone
through that ordeal who has heard the
jury pronounce him guilty of capital crime,
and heard the judge pass sentence ot death
upon him a man, I say, gentlemen, who
has gone through that ordeal, and still lives
to tell the tale, may (or am I presumptu
ous f ) be looked upon as a man who haa
really g one through what, id then days,
would be called a sensational time. I
heard every word tho foreman of the Jury
said, and found myself wondering what
the judge's black cap of which everyone
has heard, but few have seen would be
like. Then I was In a kind of dream for
a time, until I heard the words condemn
ing me to be hanged by the neck until I
was dead. A sensational effect upon me.
gentlemen, or am I presumptuous f And
will you favor me, sir, with a light f" : "
u In-spiteof -appearsnOTSsalcrthtSltttle
old gentleman, smoking' with exceeding
relish, " my friends did not believe me to
be guilty of tho fearful crime for which I
was to be hanged by tho neck until I was
dead, in, ten day? aCter. the. trial. rTbey
moved heaven ao4 earth. to obtain a com
mutation of my sentence, and, after a
great deal of trouble, they succeeded. At
the time of which I speak, there was in
E no-land a temnorarvi bnttrnnir. rriwytion
against capital punishment I cannot
recollect all the circumstances of the case,
but in a trial for murder two men had been
condemned 4o death and duly executed.
and shortly after they had been hanged by
tne neca until tiuy were dead tueir sup
posed victim made his appearance, well
anil lipflrtv Tho niilillo nraaa tsmlr nn tha
-- .' , - - I ' Y - - i' " "
question of not hanging upon circumstan
tial evidence, and I benefited to the extent
of my life by tho temporary excitement
I was respited, and condemned to trans
portation, rf or )i t'e.i f and' vortr' ." shortly
afterward for in those days' transporta
tion 14 ainj full .sting found taysulf 00
my way out to Van Diemcn's Land, a con
vict 'lifer. -
" For seven long years, gentlemen, did
I uhderso. this nunishmcnt fbra trims' fot
Whlchl was perfectly Innocent. " Ctiriously
enough, the man who really had murdered
poor strange, as nc artorwards contessed,
went out in the same shiD with flic. -.con
demned to Beven year'1 transportation for
burglary. IJe must have heard mo tell
my story and declare my innocence 'over
and over again ; for in the colony we
worked together in the same gang. He
was afterwards assigned to a master , who
lived near the prison where I had to slave
out my time, as . in those, days lifers,!
whose sentence had been commuted for
capital punishment, were never allowed
to leave the chain gangs. But, after
three years in Van Diemcn's Land, this
real murderer took his old trade of bur
glary. To avoid being captured, he fled
to the bush, and on a' party of police being
sent after the band to which he belonged,
ho shot a constable in cold blood. Ho was
captured, sentenced to" hi h'aiged try'tb.A
necK unm as was aeao, ana two days be
fore his execution confessed that he had
murdered, at . Southampton, a person
called btrange, for which oflense another
man had been sentenced to death. His
Btatamont; was i taken .down; and? it was
exact. , It appeared that he had been hid
den for several hours in the inn, intend
ing to eteal whatever; he. ,could lay his
hands oh, Early in the morning he had
found his Way' into poor' Strange's room,
hoping to pick up something before the
house was astir. 1 But his entrance awoke
Strange, who struggled for a few minutes
with him,' ahd kept hold of him. The
razor whiohj had lent $trjinga being still
lying on site? bed) he murdered hts victim
with it, and then put it into Strange's
hand, in order to make it sppear that he
had. committed suicide He secured tho
watch,- tho purse,-' and "the" bank-notes'; bf
the murdered man, and stole out of the
house, locking the door of the bedroom
on tne outside,! end hiding the key.'" He
declared that he had got . Into Strange's
room before I left tho house,' and that
for some time after hto fear was lest I
should come back. Had I done so, the
murder, would, , in; all probability jiava
"Wheat tha statement mado'hv this
convict had been duly verified, and when
certain references had been made to the
homo authorities. I was duly liberated.
That is to say, gentlemen, I obtained the
royal pardon for having committed a
crime which I never committed.. And
very sensible I am, gentlemen, of the
royal clemency. Though it seems odd."
"All tickets, gentlemen, all tickets
ready 1" -i ,1 . -. '
The train had reached the ticket plat
form at Vauxhall.; ! .-, i , . 1 ,
"Ah I Yes I" said the little old gentle
man, producing his: "mine's a fteturn
Ticket ; but it had very nearly been other
wise!" the Year Mound.
The Great Issue.
' The ' Democratic Convention of 1804
delared the war a failure. The loyal peo
ple scorned the words and fought on to an
unconditional victory. The Democratic
Convention of 1868 declares that the war
debt" shall be .repudiated. T ; And . their
words will be equally spurned by tho
same honorable people. In 1804 upon a
platform of surrender to the rebellion the
Democrats dominated theV Conspicuous
military failure of the war. 14 18(58 upon
a platform of repudiation, they nofninate
a pure Copperhead. In 1864 the men who
thought it possible to prevent a victory
directed the Convention. In 1308 the same
men who think thero to at least a chance
of disgracing the victors controlled it
There to no doubt as to the. issues ef the
Campaign. Shall the ex-rebeto and their
political allies dishonor the national nam
by repudiating the debt and betraying the
loyal citizen, ilie Southern Stales t
Shall all the work of reoonstrmction be
undone, and the country, plunged anew
into the excitement of reorganising the
V'nion! Shall tho policy of subjecting
the loyal population tn tits Js.te' rolel.-r Ifo
substituted for the policy of reconstruction
upon equal rights which is pw in procets
of accomplishment! "
These are the questions fairly put to the
good sense and patriotism of the American
iwople by the two platforms ar.d the can
didates. Nor does it matter that it may
be denied that th? Democratic platform
explicitly opens tho question of reconstruc
tion. Its declaration is,' thut tho recon
struction acts (so called) of Congress
are ' usurpations, and unconstitutional,
revolutionary, and void." Any man
of olllcer who refuses to acknowledge
thorn b 1 jtiilltd by 1 tha Democratic
plattbi-aW ' Coining iiilo power tho party
"lust treat ;h,ose ac,ts us void or hello its
declarations. If it acta aa it professes to
believe, it will .sU, XI .aels-.asiito.l4f.it
chooses to belie iu words, it will let them
stand, .But in wliat ntantier to it iikely to
respect orenfin'ca acts which It denounce
as voidf If the reconstruction ast ar t,.
be overthrown, let the Democratic party
ome into power. If they are to fomaiit,
which' will most houorubly maintain thwu
-rtho party wldch believes iu the prinolpla
they embody, or that which derides the
principle, aud declares them tl'Trpatloiis,'
revolutionary, aud veld !
- iThaatfemlYa an relTtlTTT'T will
attWTenftrklhlVnrtafrt6 th Dotno
fcfUtte platfbrrri,-thr-Tireehl srraatlrm of
the country, if not altogether what might
be wished, Is wholly due to the Hepublican
rnrty.' That met like Wade Hampton and
K, a. ffrrst bad Oneral Hoke, and a
hundred other rebel ofllcers Who sat In tho
Convention, havAlircTtht o indirectly
done anything to disturb the national
tranquility at lnct ,tko"puhihl thtU is
not remotely suggested. But words were
feeble in the mouths of the Committee
upon Resolutions to describe the enormous
offenses of a party which had led the
country in Its noble aud triumphant re
sistance to the rebellion, whether in the
field or In Copperhead councils ; which
has removed the unspeakable stain from
the national character, and which, without
a stroke of vengeance, haa restored the
Union upon the enduring principles of
liberty and Justice. It hos not made Wade
Hampton and hto companions the arbiters
of tha fate of their loyal neighbors ; and
tha Democratlo party, which four years
ago clamored for surrender to Wade Hamp
ton and Forrest and Hoke, now denounces
the party that prevented the surrender,
and that honors all loyal men in the land.
The Issue of reconstruction raised by
the' Douiocratlo Convention to precisely
that for which Andrew Johnson has been
contending; namely, that when the rebel
lion In arms was overthrown the only na
tional right whatever within the recovered
States was the right of prosecuting for
treason, and that every State might reor
ganize itself aa it chose. The Republican
ground of reconstruction is, that as there
was no authority left in any Southern
State after the surrender but that of the
United States, no atep toward .civil gov
ernment could be taken but by their au
thority, and that they wore bound iu reor
ganizing the States to take such measures
as emancipation and the general welfare
of the country required. Upon this prin
ciple the Government proceeded. It
moved slowly, for only gradually could
the real disposition of tne Southern States,
upon which so much depended, be ascer
tained. It did not act upon any abstract
theory, for it was peculiarly a subject of
practical statesmanship. It has now re
Stored all but three of tlie States that made
war upon the Union. ' The complete paci
fication of those States, thoir adaptation
to the radical changes wrought, by the
war, and their renewed industry and pros
perity, are results that can be only slowly
attained, but are not attainable at all nntil
after their political reorganization. It is
this- which the Democratic platform fif
1808 denounces as void. It is this which
the American people will sustain precisely
as they sustained the war, against the
dcolaration of the Demooratlc platform" of
1804-that 'it -was a failure. Uarperf
WetUy. . . , '.
The Democratic Candidate.
Mb. Hokatto SkymouB; has writton two
letters positively declining to he a candi
date for the Presidency. In the delega
tion of the State he formally and pointedly
withdrew his name. In the Convention
he announced that hts personal honor re
quired him to refuse to allow hto name to
be mentioned. Yet we presume that there
was no one familiar with New York poli
tics, or with Mr. Seymour's public ca
reer, who did not know that he was a can
didate ; and that fact to illustrative of the
man. " - ' " - 1
Tbd nomination is a, signal triutaph of
the New York managers, as the platform
is of the Pcndletonians. When it was
suggested that Mr. Seymour was not un
favorable to Chase, an astute observer
asked, "Are you quite sure of It?" He,
evidently, was not, and he laughed at the
excessive greenness of theyraff to Vutp
posing that Mr. 'Beyraour would seriously
withdraw, in favor f the! Chief Justicl
" There hi
we ought not to nominate a candidate ; if
we are right, we ought to nominate one of
our own fppreseptative men, and not a
radical 'Republican of yeatcrdsy.''5,
TheConvention agreed witji this gentle
man, ahd We bar a truly representative
man of tho party, which, by its unscrupu
lous devotion to the extension and perpe
tuity of human slavery, plunged the coun
try into, War t : which insisted that the re
bellion was successful until it was wholly
defeated, and which now claims that, as
the' country would not be destroyed, it
shall be disgraced-! Of this kind of patri
otism and statesmanship Horatio Seymour
is a proper representative. When the war
was imminent, and the rebel Senators were
seceding and all waa doubt and darkness
and confusion, Horatio Seymour justified
them, and cast the whole responbility of
their crime upon those who, behoving that
liberty was a better national policy than
slavery, had lawfully declared that slavery
should not be extended upon the national
domain. When the war began, this pro
phetic statesman announced that it would
develop tho resources of the South and
prove ruinous to the North. When it
became clear that it was a question be
tween slavery and tho Lnlon, Mr.
Seymour, insisted that the Union must
be surrendered - rather than' slavery.
When the agony of the war was extremest
Mr. Seymour, them Governor, came to the
city of New York, and in a public speech
derided the patriotic hopes of the coun
try, and instigated a mob against the
Government then engaged i in 'drafting
men. He presided at tho Convention
which urged surrender to the rebellion.
Rejected by the people aa Governor, he
appeared at Democratic Conventions af
ter the final victory of Grant and the
Union army to denounce the party that
had sustained the war. and to instill in
the public mind the idea that the war
debt was a wicked creation of the Repub
lican party, and thut the taxation was the
result of Republican misrule and not of
the rebellion. No word of encourage
ment to royal men, in the field fighting
for their country no syllable of sym-
Eathy with four millions of human beings
eld in tha most hopeless slavery by his
countrymen no declaration of any great,
generous, humane principle of public and
national action, has ever fkllun from the
lips of this Ulan, trained from Jito youth
t ptihttca jtnd to. public speaking. 1 A
plausible politician, an unscrupulous
partisan, the obsequious servant of the
only aristocratic class in tho country, the
flatterer of the laboring man, and the
stigmatizcr of labor, Mr., Seymour to the,
fit ounJidato- of a 'party' which; In 1 its
rrime, sought to make of the American
tepublica vast slave empire; and in its
decadence, still inspired tiy the snirit of
slavery, seeks to plrncluujte.ctoss '.hatreds,,;
and to govern the country unjustly.
Could not Come In.
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I Tub New York Tribune relates the fol
lowing incident 1
, A venerable lady, oauld resident of this
city, who bears an honorable namo and
who, while the war lasted, did as much as
an It .ai ddfcyl tad faiiVioreJ than many a
younger woman, to aid the Government
keep the hospitals supp'iud with lint and
delicacies for the sick, and hold the
wealt hyjjrcle ii nbks tfho, lived np ioitho
constant duty of spending their money
freely for patriotic purposes this noble
old lady, with such a social record to
crown Ihi-i sirUty years of well-speat life,
waa actually Intruded upon by a gang of
Democrats calling themselves gentlemen,
when the following conversation took
. The Lady. M Well, gentlemen, to what
am I lsleLI l fortkU (tim-xp Ud yiu "
1 . Firnt Geut' Are you not Mr. V
(The Lady. " Certuiqly I am."
Ri'cond Gent, "Ar4 tha mothef of Mr,
who holds such and such an office tn
Washington?" - 1. .
' The Lady. " Yc, IKr. Is my aon."
Third Gent. " Then I suppose, Madam,
you will be glaiVto acQommodat aa many
of the delegates "to tho Democratic' Con
vention as your house has room for ?"
The Lady. " I assure you, Sir, you are
much mistaken, xno persons 01 mat char
acter are aver welcome In my house.
Rising and ringing the bell ; to the ser
vant, who enters 1 ' Martha, open the door
for these persons. Gentlemen, you will
be good enough to relieve me from this
very unwelcome intrusion. I am at a loss
to understand what I have done to give an
impression that I could willingly harbor a
traitor In my house."
Exit rougtis-in-broadcloth, looking very
Bheeplsh, and contemplatively squirting
tobacco-juice over tho steps to tho right
and left as they go.
From the Chicago Journal.
THE BATTLE FOR THE RIGHT.
BY THOMAS CLARKE.
BY THOMAS CLARKE. I.
On yi. who nil the pit riot rmki,
Prvpire the light to wijre.
To Hi iven ire due jour gmtefnl thiukl,
For itrcnglh to mount tho iiik I
Yet victory cinnot be won,
Wlihont 1 Btrtigirle hard ;
And oh I how (wont the conflict dono
To roup thu rich rewird I
Tlioirh hont Mlwl copperi.'li,
Like toenail, cloud the view,
No obtcl the pitrlnt drt'irta,
But hewi hi wiy llht through
He never itnnda to count the c.ot,
Nor murmurs, " No, l can't 1"
lie knnwi the Ight cannot be loat
Our l)ol are led by Uhamt I
Then look to him I Ilu hewed hi way
Through deipote maaivri In strength,
Until the Blue devoured the Grey,
And victor proved at length. .
By inch like irti, tn days gone by,
, Alctdoi glory won,
Revurwd the will of Deitlny,
And conquered Acheron,
By inch, the lait age began,
Our Washington was known ;
And Lincoln, Hhennan, Hherldan
By inch idorn our own.
Then ihnll wo lag behind, or atop,
Kre we have won the height 1
No I etorra their worka, nd gain the top .
Ood ever apeeda tho right I
Ciucaoo, July 18, 1808.
Blair in Hartford.
The Hartford Shining Pout, one of tho
ablest and most dignified papers in New
England, makes Itself responsible for the
following statement : .
General Frank Blair, the , Democratic
candidate for Vice-President made a
speech in this city on Monday evening,
March 20, 1867, of which tho following is
an extracts '
u Blair' Fel'r Clt'zens : Tho frco'd'm of
New England the freo'd m -the Con'octl
cut river 's redush'd to tty workshops of
" A voice! Dry up 1 ' , ,
'Blair Tho princ'ples of 'r fathers dis
crim'nate 'r Gov'montfrom the monar (hlo)
ies of 'r Old World, and we have to come
down to abs'lute and 'rlginal prop's!
tions of of llb'ty and 'r pursuit ot prop
erty!' "' :''' '. "'
" Great confVision In the hall. Cries of
Put him out.' etc. I
" Blair (smilingly) ' O, no, don't put 'm
'out Ho'llbepnt out when he let's no
that . he-, wants to be. ut out Great
laughter. I say. don't put 'm out There
such a thing as 'public rplnion," and if $
mim opposes ! public 'rplnlon, and make
a nuisance of 'm'self, he'll be abated he
will.' :. '
"Here the Chairman whispered to
hlui, and Blair smiled ' la. a strange wan
ner, j -
'Blair-'The Gov'ment no longer 'zlsts
they have sub'stuted for it a gov'men of
Congressional discre'hun that Congress
without rcfrence to Con'su'shun has pro
ceeded to enact laws in violation of Con''
su'shun, by which the Con'su'shun to tlrely
" Several voices 'Uali for con'stu'shun.'
Laughter i , ., ji
ft Blair' Fel'r cl'Izens I shay'
'Here he was interrupted by violent
hisses' and stamping in all parts of the
hallj " -
"The' chairman waved his hand in a
beseeching manner foy tho crowd to be
patient ' - (
"Blair 'My fel'r citizens, I shall not
detain you but a ' ... . .
"More stamping and hissing, and the
chairman waved hto hand again.
"Blair I wish t' say that this thing
(?) to to destroy 'r government which has
been 'r wonder and admiration of tha 'r
" Loud hisses were given, and there
was great confusion. The chairman lifted
up his forefinger, this time, beseechingly.
"Blair 'Fel'r citizens. Before'
"I Violent applause and hUscs.
"Blair The con'su'shun' '
" Cries for Doollttle,' ' Doolittle.'
'Blair' Both prop'sitlons.'
" Renewed hisses and great disorder.
"The Chairman 'Order, gentlemen,
order 1' , , ,
"Blair 'It is not true the people of 'r
South' Long continued hissing and
mocK applause. j
"The Chairman 'I beg you, gentle
men, to be so kind as to near tno argu
ment of our gallant (?) friend. Ho docs
not deal in declamation.'. . ... ...
Voice ' Louder.'
' Blair' I ask you'
. " Here the confusion was so great that
the meeting threatened to break up in a
row, and many left tha hall. . ;
" Blair ' 1 say these negroes'
" A voice ' D n the nagcrs ; let them
go, and give us something else.' Shouts
e ran not lot them go' ".
" Same voice ' We hear enuff.
" (Blair then directed hto remarks to
the individual who had interrupted him,
and his smiling countenanace indicated
that he anjoyed the episode, . rr
" Blair, (turning again te the audience)
f Great wutftislon, and erica. H Stt
dwU,t ' Dry api with hisses and stamp-1
ing. Here a gentleman on the stage con
furred with the Chairman, Blair mean
time trying tv gut tha aUunlion jof the
Bhur I waa going on o say that
these negroes great shouting. But as
you'll not hear uie, I'll give way.'
" He then sat down, greatly to the' relief
of everybody in the bai
Our Indictment of Seymour—Guilt
: IlonAi'io Sivmoub stands indicted for ;
: 1. Inciting to Riot, '
3. Yielding ta Ruilera, thir demands nu
the Government,' at tho I'eril of tho Na
tion. ' - ' '',:' ' ' '-' ''"''
3. Threatening the President of the
United States with the disorderly violence
of " tho l'eoplc," if he proceeded In efforts
vitally necessary to the salvation of the
Horatio Seymour is confessedly, there
fire, a l'omenter of Sedition, a Cham
pion of Rioter), a Menaoer of Govern
ment. ....., .,.! ,:! ! " ,;-, .!
, A Fouituter of Sedition, in that he told
the turbulent masses of New York City
that m Mob had an equal right with the
Government to proclaim thu law of public
neoeulty. . .- i - "- --i
A Champiou of Rioters, in that ho es
poused their cause, aaid that they ah'tuld
l satisfied, aud UttmanUed of tha Gov.
crnmdut, i&u, t)iO Uinjt ihould be im
ponded and stopped, at their violent bo
W 1 1 f i f . : J ; ' J
A Menaecr of Government In that he
wsrnei It of the " temiMir of the people,"
u it did aot yield to aim and lus rtotaus
friends... i 1 t - . tr, t
And all this tn criminal disregard of
the trnlhiftient pwll In Which hRv ewmlry
and Its defenders were placed at the time.
itere are tne counts ami tne evitieiicc
In this grave Indictment We havo asked
the Arvut to defend Horatio fevmour.
and It utterly refused to do oj Tha l'lca
of Guilty to entered. What Friend of
Order will say that such a man should be
made President of the United States?
tW The Detroit Fret Prtet wants to
know what Grant has done toward reduc
ing the expenses of the Government
" Saved millions to tho Treasury," answers
tW Semmea, the pirate, made a speech
for Bcymout and Blatr at Mobile the other
day. lie feels almost as happy on the
Democratic stump as he would in burning
13? The Hartford Pot is Inclined to
think Gen, Blair uses whisky only " for
medicinal purposea" to wit, for corns.
He was dreadfully corned all the time ho
was in Hartford during the Connecticut
tw" Governor Andrew, of Massaofiu
setts, three days before his death, said :
"The tendency of tho hour to toward
Grant; and that is best Grant to so
sciuare and honest a man that I believe
he to bound to be right, anywhere."
OT 8. 8. Cox inonlrcs, What Is there
in the history of Horatio Seymour that
will not bear rubbing?" Wo don't know
about tho rubbing; ho has homo several
spankings, and is a candidate for another.
tW An old soldier who has lost nn arm
says; " I am waiting to see If the people
of this country are going to elect Horatio
Seymour, and If they do. I will swear that
I "lost my arm In a tlircshing.mac hinc,
and not In defense of my country."
1ST The Philadelphia iroi anys the
Democrats have taken care to nominato a
candidate for President who was in favor
of the last rebellion against the govern
ment, and a candldnto for Vice President
who. has plodged hiiusolf iu favor of tho
next rebellion against Uie government '
IW The New York World, of Thurs
day, devoted three columns ;to discussing
tho question, "Docs Grant drink?" ft
may now turn its attention to Blair, whoso
hotel bill in . this city lust year was scut
to the Democratic State Committee as
follows : " Two days' board, $10 ; lemons
and whisky, f 615 $ total, $75." Hartford
C36T A letter from a New York corres
pondent says that over ten thousand voters
In that city, in tho banks, insurance offices,
stores, marts of trade, and among the
mechanics, who, though not exactly Demo
crats, would havo gone for what they call
a Conservative man, openly avow them
selves for Grant ' '
t3T Dean Richmond was never an ad
mirer of Mr. Seymour. At tho Demo
cratic National Convention of 18(10, at
Charleston, while the committees were cm-
ployed and the members wanted to flu up
tne time, it was determined to have a
speech from the bluff old New Yorker.
A messenger came to him with the message
that ho was desired to come in and speaK.
Dean moutlied a huge execration, and then
re l used: "it 1 speuk x snail say some
thing which will come np again. Call on
Seymour; he can talk without saying any
KBT The Cincinnati Qatette savs Infnr.
mation Is wanted of a twenty dollar gold
coin, somewhat worn, which one Vallan'
dgham carried in the political campaigns
During tne war, ana wmcn lie was wont,
at every speech he made, to hold up to tho
crowd, and to call their admiration to it
as the Democratic money, and to hold UP
to contempt a greenback note, in compar
ison therewith, as the rags which tliey had
to take for money since Republicans cam
in. The aforesaid coin was lost to view
some time ago, and since then tho exhibi
tors have been praising the beauties of
t3TTho Manchester (N. II.) Union
tells the following : In the northern part
of Merrimack county a crowd of the un
tcrrlficd were sitting in a piazza tho other
day, when an old traveler, ragged, dirty,
rusty, unshared and unshorn, aud evi
dently half seas over, strolled up to the
piazza and stared vacantly at the crowd,
which began to ply hint with questions.
Finally a man said to him, " You re a Sey
mour man, ain't you, old fellow?"
Straightening up, the old chap answered,
" From my present appearance you would
probably juoga I waa a Democrat, but I
am t J let
learnt my politic before I took to
One of the men who figured conspicu
ously in the Conncrlieod tratherini? re
cently held in New York, as a Conserva
tive soldier, was General McClcrnand, of
Illinois, tn his speeches he assailed the
Republican party, charging it with failing
to restore the Union, because It old not
consent to readmit at once and without
conditions, the Southern States to repre
sentation in Congress.
In 1808 this General McClcrnand called
himself a War Democrat. He then avowed
sentiments on the subject of reconstruc
tion in entire harmony with the Republi
can party and consistent with its action
since on that subject In evidence of this
assertion we subjoin an extract from a
speech made by General McClcrnand at a
State Convention of War Democrats of
Wisconsin, which he had been invited to
attend, and which was held in Janosvillo,
September 17, ltttia. Ho then used the fol
lowing language :
" As I have said that slavery should not
stand in the way of the Union, so I say
that States should not stand in the way,
because the national integrity to essential
to our peace. Tha more you think of this,
the clearer it will become. If pupilage is
aecessary before there revolted States can
return into the Union as States, give them
pupilage. I Cries of "Good, good." I I
don't want this war patched up so that It
will break out again in eight years. I
want it settled on the basis of. eternal
peaooi J Applause.', don'r want those
States brought back In a way that will per
mit traitors to overawe theJoyaj ptioido
and renew thu old difficulties uvula with hi
a brief period." Applause. (The sneak
er tnen jiroeceaod v snow lue lutiuty or
the attempted Crittenden comnromiue. Jlc
-Mddt ton titiitt, Journal. .1 u -
A idt brought a child to a physician
to consult about its precarious statu of
health. Among other things, she inquired
if he did not think the springs would bo
useful " Cerluinly, madam," replied the
doctor, as he eyed the child, aud then took
a pinch of snutf. "I havo not the least
hesitation la rucomuiunuing the sprains,
and the soorer you apply the remedy the
better." " You) really think it would be
good for the dear little thing, don't you ?"
" Upon my word it'a the best remedy I
know." " What spring would you recom
mend f ' ' Any will do, madam, where
you can get plenty of soap aud water."
- " r-
A Br.BSSBD ' lauoMU.rYY. A Demo-
eraile pip.tr aunouitcei the deitu of "J.wluta
aifplieuM. aged It, who alwaya votud the llcmo
cratlc tlrkut, and died lu the hope 04' a hleid
Immorality. 1 ftJIesuud luimurality la good, aa l'o
luuill Would ay.
ly Boe advartlsomtiu.
Si Co,, Racine, Wl.
(if J. L Cm
MR. NASBY RETURNS FROM NEW YORK BEFORE
THE ADJOURNMENT OF THE
CONVENTION—HOW THE NOMINATIONS
WERE RECEIVED AT
pnar Orn, rnnnsnntr X Hoam, 1
t (Wlohta In the Slate nv Kentai'ky.) V
July 13, ltoui
I dldut suy in N. York till tha Con-
venshun adjourned, for a most excellent
reason, to wit, vis : my money run out
Tho Milesian female with whom I wux
forst to board, required payment in ad
vance, and uv coorso under slch an ar
rangement there wur. nothing left for me
but to succum. The length u v my stay ro-
doost Itself to a mere matter u v money. I
tried the borrowln dodge, and the cheekln
dodge, but good Lord I watoood I do with
an entire Conveuahun, all uv 'em more or
less try in to live In tho same way? I left
and come homo while I cood, and before It
was evcrlastlnl v too late.
When I left I spozed ther win no doubt
uv the nomlnashen uv Pendleton. The
"young eaglo uv the West " hed received
133 votes, and wur. a galnln, and Seymore
hed declined so often and so persistency
that goin hack on my yoosual dtohclef in
these fellers, hevln declined a great many
olttccs myself thr.t I wanted,! rcely be
leeved tho cuss wux In carnlst, ana saw
nothln that cood stand between I'end'eton
and success. Er. I left the Ohio river, I got
out thu rcech uv railrodcs and telegraphs,
and I told the people all along that Pen
dleton hed bin nominated on the lttth bal
lot, and that tho country wur. all ablaze
with enthoos'asin for him and croon ha x.
so certin wuz I uv his success. On arrivin
at the Corners I found that Intense anxiety
wuz manitestcu by 1110 cm.ens llieroor.
They were all gathered at Bnscom's, dis
cussiu the matter, whon I liovo In site on a
mulo wlch I hed borrowed at Seccssion
villo to rido over onto.
"Who to it?" asks Deckln . Pogram.
ketchlu tho mulo by tho bridle. "Who is
It and wat principles hcv wo got to sup
port this fall ?"
" rcnuioton ami grconbax. ihoutcd I
" Pendleton, the young caglo uv tho West,
who is opposed to tho bloated aristocratic
bondholders, with wood crush us labrln
men into tho dust. Pendleton, who
blueves that cf greenbax is good cnuff for
us honest luborin men, they are good
enull' for tho aristocrat, who ltko Uie King
in 1110 nursery rnymc, sits in nis parlor,
cotuitin his money. Puudlo "
" i.nutl 1" sod llascom, " cnult. Savo that
speech, Parson, till wcliovourratlficushen.
In tho meant! mo, get oil' and take suthln.
Ho good do I feci over tho result, that I
am wlllln to stand trect for tho crowd.
Come one, come all."
Those fow remarks uv Boscoin s wuz
hailed with satisfaction. V.z one man tho
enllro crowd moved into his place, and ez
ono ninu they all asswaged their thirst
Bascotn klu move tho Corners quicker
than any man in it Wat a happy poai
shen to hl..ln I
The next nlto it wuz dcsldcd to hcv a
ratlficashen, that tho Corners mite con
trihhit her ruito towards swullln . the
enthooslasm . on tho buzzura uv wich
Pendleton wuz to swoop to glory. We
met in tho open air, in front uv Bascom's,
and the impashent crowd called upon me
to give an account uv my stewardship.
I opened by statin thut I went to Noo
York under nekoulycrly cmbarassin cir
cumstances. The whole money power uv
the East wuz arrayed agin us. The aristo
cratic Belmont, which Ts tho agent uv tho
Rothcliilds.tho money kings uv the world,
wuz determined to foist onto the Demo
cracy cither Chase tho accurst Aboliuhnist,
or Seymour tho puknolyer pot uv Wall
street, wich street is, I may sling in hero
for the benefit uv my hearers, where the
money bizniss is mostly done, and where
they sleeo on Government bonds and
spend tho heft uv thoir timo a clippln off
. " Wat Is coopons ?" osKcd Deekin Po-
cram. , . . , . .,
I explained to the blessid old saint wat
coopous wuz, and went on,
" This Wall Btreot mHooenoe wood, my
brdthrch, hev corrupted the Dlmocrlsy.
Wall street came Into Tammany Hall and
wanted td control ourackshcu. But we
wucent to bo purchist. Tho more Wall
street ofTcrcd to euslavo tho Dunocrtoy,
tho moro yoor representatives, gloryin in
ther manhood, spurned ther proffered
bribes. We went there determined to
emancipato the yomanry uv the bloated
bondholder we went ther pledged to Pen
dleton, the young eagle uv the West
pledgod to tender tho bloated bondholder
the same dirty rng-i wich ho pude for his
bonds pledged to pay Uie bloated bond
holder, if wo pade them anything, green
backs for his bloated bonds or nothin. We
went ther determined to annihilate thisycr
Seemore and his bloated supporters. "
"Rah for Pendleton!" sung out the
"Three groans for Seymour, the bloated
Both cheers and groans wero given
with a will and I perceeded.
" My friends, you nov'll know wat wc,
the people's defenders, hed to contend
with. The bloutcd bondholders hed
money we hed none. They were deter
mined to fasten the yoke on yoor necks
wo were determined to hist it off. They
wuz determined to hev Seymour with all
Wull street at Ills buck fastened on to you
to irrind vou into dust but fuelin that cf
he shood be uomenatcd we cood never
support him, we ria in our mite and man
fully compelled em to withdraw this man
and give us tho people's choice, Goo. II.
Pendleton, the eagle of the "
At this pint Doekln Pogrom s son Gama
liel wuz seen puttin down the hill ez fast
ez his mule cood git Joe Bigler notist
him fust, and rusht out uv the crowd to in
tercept him. The boy hed a noosnaper in
Ids hand wich Josef took from him and
rushed to whero I wuz standin on the
bed uv a barl.
"Here's the hist Lootovllle paper" sod
Josef, unfolding it " Shel I reed It?'1
" Reed I Hoed 1" yelled tho crowd. " Giv
us the noozo uv tho downfall uv tho
bloated bondholders 1"
"Before I rood." sed Josef, who hed
f lanced at the heodlns nv the telgraft ool
um, " give three more cheers for Pendle
ton and greenbax. Hip, hip "
" llah I cheered the crowd.
"Now three groans, and let them be
good ones, for Seymour and hto cusald
doctrine which will grind us into the dust
under the heels uv Bel ui out, and aid the
furrin capitalists by payin the bonds in
And they groaned cz heartily cz thev
cheered.' , '
We ez Dllirocrats." continue! Joannh
"hev sworn by our altars and our firea,
never to support tor anv ollls. anv man
who wood p ly a. debt inkurred by a un
constitoobhonel government in a unconsti
tooshncl war Lu anything but tho debased
currency wlch that uncomitooshcncl gov
"Noverl never! we swore!".
"Very Boot!.' said Jostf. "This narur
wlch I hold It: my hands conveys tho af
Uictiu intelligence that on thu twenty
seckoud ballot Governor llorusho Sev-
uiore, uv Mew York, wuz nomeuuted. and
that Frank 'Blair wuz nomenated Vice
President by acclamation. Kz Sevmore to
opposed bitterly to Pendleton's greenback
poucy, 1 snow, uv course, tne Corners will
repoodhite the ackahcu uv the conv. n.
And with a luff wlch wuz devilish in tha
extreme Josef left the stand.
'1 he mecliii broke un in a row. Tim
Corners l' It that they hud blu Imposed
upon, ana ueu 1 not got out uv the way 1
uio-o nev um pontoneiiy injoureti.
Tun Deekin, Uasuom, Ktmel McVcHer,
leaker Gavltt and I met in rn
after the txclted crowd hl a.w na
consulted. We m In a ruthor tite ! ace.
Rolyin on the strength uy our candidate,
wo hed Rone too far in ilenotiiicin tne
others, tho for that matter wr Ka,we
dor Tho two policies la so.cuse4 oppo
site that we enn't support the one wi! bout
denounslnthc hither. ItST-a'dea'dcd
wo support the ticket. We felt it wua
safe. Scymore, If he to efcctld, cant dis
criminate between vets .rSTwater trt he
dlstribooshen uv tho Postoffleos, ana after
all thatls the reel question at "Vboq. After
givin the (inhjirk imorotiwttortrnrfd'ra
fhcn, we came to the conclooshea that tho
credit and standln nr the Hovmncnrde
mnnded the payment nr tho Knohnel In
debtedness In gold, and that ny yliinjj fchprt
Of that wood be rcpoodiashin.,
" I wonder," sod I. " that aj -bof t
manany man who bcleevos in mntBitt
unimpaired Uie credit of the government,
shond think for a Moment trvTylR th0
debt in anything hot writ yrnt contfmphit
ed honest hard gold." At a moeUn tho
next nito to ratify Seymour's nomlnftshen,
I cd this over agin, and asked em If any
Democrat who remembered the glorious
fito Jackson made for hard money, wood
consent for a moment to mtilUply irre
deemable paper currenov No r Let us ea
ourglorkms standard bearer Scymonr hea
so boldly pcrclaimed, let us pay our deota
In Dcmccrutlc rnoncy-'-gold hard, shinin.
yallcr gold. Thrco cheers for Seymour i'
An J they cheered er, rigorously ca I ever
heered men clieer. Ther aint no trouble
In managln the Dimoerlsy. AH they want
Is to hcv it settled wat they ara to hurrah
for, and they hurrah for it. -. Notwith
standln tho fo paw I made the first nite,
we shall poll tho yoosual rote for Soyraottr,
and possibly more. Yet the experiment
wur a leetle risky. I will never ratify agin
till I know wat I am ratifying ana tor
Petuolevm V. Nasbt, P. M.
(WhA to PostrnaaUr.)
Tiir bidding for the nomination nf Tam
many Hall was for a long tltia quite eplr
Ited, and run thus : , '
Pendleton's bid was "An easy way' to
Hancock" New Orient." .
A. Johnson bid "Sev'en retoes, a cir
cular swing, the caft of a mule, and the
head of a pig."
Chase's bid was "Dead Ishoos.' '
llendriek's bid was only a wink, which
Is said to be as good as a nou to a blind
English bid "tho laboring classes
eight hours a day's work the New Eng
land front broken, and sinews of -war for
tho campaign." ' '''
Blair bid "Military interference with
tho reconstructed State governments."
Hacker bid "The good -will of Cattlflen
Doolitlle bid" Tho support of the en
tire Johnson party, including Dixon.'.'
Church bid" Tho smilo of Samuel J.
Tilden." '" . ' "
Hercrdy Johnson bid " Maryland, lily
Maryland." , .
Tom Kwlng bid" Obscurity."
J. Q. Adams bid-"His father, and
grandfather, and great-grandfather, 'Oktid
an ancestry reaching back to Adam's fatt."
Horatio Bey mour's was tho last and best
bid of all. Ho bid good-bye his " honor,"
and tho nomination was Knocked down to
Um.-Ilartford l'ot. - ! "
Seymour and His "Friends."
Five years ago on Tuesday, July 14,
1803 Horatio Seymour addressed the
rioters in Now York city In theso honeyed
phrases ; -
" Mr Frikkdb; I have come dowff hero
from tho quiet of the country to see what
was the difficulty, to learn what all this
trouble was concerning tho draft,- Let
me assure yon that I am your friend.
Uproarious cheering. You have .been
my friends cries of 'Yes, yes,' .'That's
so 1 " ' Wo ore, and will bo again j' and
now, I assure you, my fellow citizens, that
I am here to show you a test of my friend
ship. IChcors. 1 wish to inform you
Mint X havo sent my Adjutant general to
Washington to confer with tho authorities
there and to hnve this draft suspended
and stopped Vociferous cheers. I oak
you as good citizens to wait for his return ;
and I assure yon that I will do all that I
can to see that there is no inequality and
no wrong done to anyone I wish you
to take good care of all proporty as good
citizens, and see that every person Is safe,
Tho safe-keeping of property and persons
rests with you, and I charge ypu to dis
turb neither. It is your, duty to maintain
the good order of the city, and I know
you will do it I wish you now to sepa
rate as good citizens, and you can assemble
again whenever you wish to do so. I ask
you to leave all to me now,1 and I will see
to your rights. Wait until my Adjutant
returns from. Washington, nna.yotv sjiqjl
bo satisfied. Listen to mo, and. cue that
thero Is no harm dono to porous or prop
erty, but retire peaceably. : i ,,!-.
' This is an excellent campaign document.
It needs no comment. : ..,
In a Balloon.
"Auk you not dizzy looking down frotfi
a balloon ?" This is a question often
asked, and its answer is that diz.iness or
f;iddincss is something entirely unknown
u aeronautic traveling, and therein is
one of the most surprising facts iu bal
looning. You look downward with the
same steadiness and composure with
which you look off from a ui,uutuin top.
Another strungo feature is that the bal
loon seems to stand perfectly still. Com
mon sense tenches you that you are
moving when the dlstauce between you
and certain objects is widening, but there
is no other indication of the tnet, nor U
there in rising or fulling in tho atmosphere.
Immersed in the air current, and traveling
at the same or nearly the same velocity,
the balloon seems relatively becalmed.
The fact sufficiently explains tho utter
usclessness ot sails and rudder. Thero is
no wind to fill tho ono, nor falerum or
resisting forco for tho other. Tho only
power of the gcj balloon is its buoyant
force, and thus all inward efforts at prcn
puhtion or control, beyond the simple
ntl'finfl nf rlainfr nr fnllfntr thrnnn-h a .tr. -
n ... - - --' " " n w-
preciation ot the buoyant material or tho
ballast weight, are manifestly fruitless.
until some oilier in warn motive Dower
than mere buoyancy is devised, no forward
step can be mudo lu aerostatics, and tha
umon m any outer wuu vuo gaa oalioon is
entirely hopeless, since tho craft is wholly
at tho merey of the clement which sus-'
tains it. Tho wind currents, too, aro so'
variublo that navinatinff the air. between!
given points, under their control, would,
be quite as much cut of tho quesUoo,,
No difficulty in breathing is experienced
at a less mgiii man two or throe
miles, by persons in health, nor to auy
other decided sensntion felt under ordinary
circumstances. There may be a slight
ringing in or closing of tho curs wlih some 1
persona at a less altitude, but in the upper ,
regions a deafness is experienced. . At tin'.
bight of three and a half mil. ilie almot..
phere to known to have juut hiJf th tleu- i
sity it has at tho surface, and there is, of
course, the corresponding decrease of tit-
moxpneric pressure. At tuo surfa(;e a man 'i
mospheric pressure of 23,000 pounds,1:
while at the hight named it to reduced one-,
half, tho change biiugiug with itmary di. j
comforts. Tho rovluction ofatniosiiiii-riii
iivoauiu u 1UL, ujf tug uiunnm lurouU IliO
expansion of the gas and the distention of
us envelope, ana mus to rise to reat alti-
vuuo ueeessuaies a greui expenditure or
gas as well as of ballast To gurd ajjivl m,l
a too stiddeu expansion of thu lllouu, thu
open neck at tho bottom serves as t sort
of safety valve, whilu it also becoiuus nec
essary to let out giis at tiuioa throuih the
v.uvo at mo lop. jjouoii journal. . . i. :
Seme of tho German ruilrimd iin.
punies employ good-locking and respect-1
ame young lauius at titi-ir ticket and trei!;lit
oltlces, ana the railroad muuaers suy that
uaiuiuigoiailulh ru.l3UUI, ailu pi iltlt-
able one. The youug ladies are umi coa
tcienlious, and quarrels whiiJi, ah long a,
mon wero employed, octiured very fre
quently at the ticket oIUcvm. have now en
A man In Clevelaiul, Ohio, b,. inmtr. il '
Lis lit'o for t;0,W)0, to Uu dcvi.t.-d, ut hi t
Autih, to tie eBtlowincut ot.lU (!,!)