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THJ2 AliUUS. SATUliDAY, MAY 30 1801.
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Satcrdat, Mat 30, 1881.
American silver is crowding into Can
Abraham Lincoln's birthday is a holi
day in Louisiana.
The Cincinnati Enquirer says the Mc
Kinky bill seems to have a tin kettle tied
to its tail.
Take the pension sharks out cf the
republican party and what a large hole
would be left in it.
Jerry Simpson will beard the lion in
his den by stumping Ohio against Mc
Kinley this fall.
England imported over fl5.0(X).0OO
worth of eggs in 1S90. France and
Germany sent the largest proportion
while Belgiutn and Russia came next.
Even Australia has begun to ship eggs
there and Cods it profitable.
New Voik World.
The issues of tne next presidential
canvass are not far to seek. Tuey ob
trude lhemstles. They are recognized
by every man of ordinary sense.
The Kentucky democracy resolved that
the tariff question is paramount. It- is
paramount, of course, to questions of less
importance. It-is paramount to the com
paratively trifling and momentary silver
controversy, and in that sense ma nly the
Kentucky convention used the phrase.
But the tariJ question is itself one aris
ing out of and covered by the greater and
broader one between strict construction
and loose, oetween federalism and democ
racy. The claim by the republicans of
the power of congress to tax for private
as well as public purposes, to enrich a
favored class as well as to support the
government, is but one of the many and
grievous oppressions of the people wtich
flow naturally and almost inevitably from
the LTamiltonian theory of constitutional
construction. The force bill was another,
and a worse . It carried for the American
people far greater terror than any tax
bill, no matter how unjust the latter nrgbt
be. It was said by tne leading republi
can organ in this city, as an incentive to
its passage, that "it held within its em
brace a hundred McKinley bi Is." In
other words, it was intended to extin
guish the freedom of elections, to destroy
tome rule, to render popular suffrage a
mockery and to hand the federal govern
ment over in perpetuity to a band of
partisan conspirators in coalition with
the vast aggreeation of private monopo
lies for whose benefit the McKinley bill
The force bill is not dead . If its des
perate friends sought to revive it, after
the sweeping verdict of the November
elections, when or by what degree of pop
ular condemnation may it be considered
killed? If there U one leader of the
democratic party wise, vigilant and stead
fast, entitled to speak with authority oa
this question, that one is Senator Gor
man. We commend to the people his
I warn you that the issue made by the
force bill has not ceased to exist. The
president and a great majority of the re
publican senators and representatives
urged its adoption and still approve its
principles. The judgement of the coun
try upon the issue thus made will be
again appealed to. But as the people of
the several states are still free to select
their own representatives I have no
doubt of the triumph of the principles of
the democratic party. The success of
the democratic par'.y will make sectiona 1
contests hereafter impossible, a result
overshadowing in importance all other
political consideration, and without
which it is idle to talk of the future
prosperity and greatness of our common
So speaks Senator Gorman. It is notice
to the south, it is notice to the west, it is
notice to the friends of free government
everywhere, not to suffer themselves to be
divided by trivial or temporary subjects
of difference, lest the party which openly
attempted to strangle the liberties of the
country in the late congress return to
power and revive and pass the force bill,
bearing in its embrace "a hundred Mc
Kinley bills." a dozen shipping bills, un
told subsidies, and every outrage upon
this and succeeding generations which a
conjunction of private greed with irre
sponsible and unlimited power might en
gender. In a sense the tariff question is para
mount, but no clever temocratic leader
would think of conducting the Hah t upon
that issue, separate andaloue. Force and
corruption in elections, corrupt and cor
rupting subsidies, made prominent in
President Harrison's recent speeches, tbe
shameless extravagance and jobbery of
the billion-dollar congress, tbe necessary
hostility of any party holding federalist
doctrines to popular home rule, and its
almost equally necessary hostility to
frugal and honest administration all
these are issues of the approaching cam
paign, living and pressing, and not one
of them should be lost or obscured for a
A Lapsus Ungate.
Miss FreshJeigh (sympathizingly) Ah,
Mr. De Doodie, you seem to' have some
thing on your mind this evening.
Miss Dryleigh On his what?
And silence fell upon them. Wash
Visiting Stranger I want to invest
some money in Btocks on Wall street.
How can I find ont which ones are no
New Yorker By buying them. Texar-Siftings,
HIS DEAREST ENEMY.
A KEMINlMTKN.- F OF TIIF. W Mi.
CopjTielit, I-'.'I, by American I'ress Association.!
X THE pray of a
cloudy, cold morn
about the time
Grant had as
sumed command S
of the Union ar-. i
mies. .1 tletach-
meut of raairy
was marc liir.fr can- ,
tioiisly toward the
northern defeases !
cf Richmond It '
was in advance of
a liiuoli larger I
body of troops, -whose main object was to
liberate the Union prisoners, and to de
stroy the public defenses f the Confeder
ate capital. They believed that they might
do this, for they had trustworthy informa
tion that the city was defended by oniy a
few thousand militia.
Colonel Lovell, who was at the head of
the detachment, had high hopes of a brill
iant achievement, and was proud to be in
the van of the expedition, from which
great results were anticipated. He was
felicitating himself on the fresh laurels he
might pather an experienced soldier sel
dom thinks of defeat when a volley of
musketry from behind a knoll at the side
of the road threw his men into confusion.
The enemy was not visible. The flash of
the guns seemed to come out of the earth.
Although sharply on the lookout the little
body was taken wholly ly surprise. It was
evident that the hostile raid had i-n
learned and reported by some spy. Tha
cavalry had fallen into an ambuscade, and
in a few seconds two field pieces from a
concealed josition opened on the wavering
line and did considerable haoc.
The colonel saw several men. one of them
a captain, reel in their saddles, and that
the confusion was approaching a panic,
natural enough, because the troops knew
not, so sudden was the attack, where to
charge. The shots were rapidly taking
effect; a rout was threatened. Lovell was
trying to rally his command, when Ids
horse plunged wildly forward, nearly un
seating him, and dashing toward a bit of
wood half a mile away. At the same time
he felt a dull pain in the calf of his leg,
which made him think he had lieen struck,
and that perhaps the same bullet had
wounded the spirited animal he liestrode.
He could no longer control the horse, which
ran furiously, and, when near the wojd,
stumbled and fell, the colonel having bare
ly time to disengage himself, and so avoid
serious injury. As it was, he was stunned,
his head striking the ground with much
How long he remained unconscious he
could not tell. But as soon as he recover-d
his wits he found his poor beast dead he
had been shot in a vital part and that a
bull had pierced the lower portion of bis
own leg. Albeit but a flesh wound it felt
very sore, and prevented him from walk
ing. There were no signs of the tight be
yond tbe apparently lifeless bodies of a
number of horses and men descried in the
dim distance. He heard, too, at intervals,
some dropping shots, and fearing that he
might lie captured he had a horror of capt
ure, having read such distressing ac
counts of Union prisoners at Richmond
and elsewhere he dragged himself to a
clump of trees to await the protection of
the night before determining on further
If he wanted to get back to the Union
lines it behooved him to be in marching
order, and consequently to look after his
maimed limb. Having had considerable
experience with wounds during the war,
he bathed his leg in a rivulet and bound it
up with his handkerchief, which he tore
into strips for tbe purpose, adding much
to his comfort. Acquainted with the re
gion, he knew that not far away were sev
eral plantations, and that if he could feet
to one of them, and communicate with any
negro on the place, he would be aided in
getting through. He was aware that any
northern man conld count on the slaves if
they were allowed to oley their own incli
nations. Very few of them were to lie dis
covered thers.'ttiont, nearly all having iieen
set to wi.rk on the fortifications. "But
this is mv best chance," said Lovell, "and
1 11 try it.'-
Soon after dusk lie set out, partially sup
porting himself with a stick, and after
midnight reached a barn and amended to
th-loft, where the fodder was kept. Be
fore sunrise an elderly negro appeared on
the lower floor the whites seldom went to
any of the outhouses and the colonel told
hi:n of his mishap and of his anxiety to re
turn to our forces, lie grinned welcome,
-aid he wu'ild do anything for a Yankee
soldier. sei.re"ly brought him food from the
ig house. he named it, and fome old
i lothes to exchang-i for the uniform, so
i hr.t he ni ght, pass f. r one of the natives.
After dark he set. out again, deriving
much information from the nepro. who.
liks his r.tee generally nt that time, had
lar more knowledge of the situation than
1 e was credi'ed with. As his leg had so
improved th.it he walked fairly well, he
v.-.is confident of falling in with some of
lis military i-.ssociates t he next clay. About
au hour after dawn, while he was on a
r ugh road, he was rejoiced to see a body
of cavalry coming toward him which he
imagined to Ik- uniformed in blue. He felt
like waving the old felt hat he had taken
iii place of his fatigue cap and shouting
with joy. But he restrained himself, and
in a few minutes was pained to discover
tl at be had mistaken blue for gray. His
first thought was to turn aside, but his
seoond was to walk on, in order to divert
suspicion, having littledoubt that he must
htve been seen by the enemy. He would
pass, he hoped, for a rnral Virginian, and
immediately prepared a story if he should
be quest ioned.
As the cavalry came up, the major who
co nmanded the troop halted him and asked
his name, place of residence and bnsiness.
Tie colonel, adopting the manner and
speech of a Southern rustic, recited the
plausible talo he had invented. A rigid
interrogation by the Confederate officr,
we.l as Lovell played his part, excited d -trust.
"I don't believe you're what you
pretend. There's something mysterious
aU ut you. You seem to lie a spy. We
shnll take you to Richmond."
The colonel was accordingly put under
ajr ?st, though he protested against it, in
liis assumed dialect, and was the next day
shr wn into Castle Thunder, in Cary street,
twt or three blocks from the famous Libby
Accounts appeared in the Richmond
new --papers of the capture of a notorious
py. who had long eluded the vigilance of
the military authorities, and who would
undoubtedly be hanged, as the evidence
agamst him was conclusive, with many
equ;dly exaggerated and untruthful de
tails. The mind of the southern communi
ty, t f Richmond especially, was intensely
exci ed at that time, for the leaders had
recoized the steadily waning cause, and
their bitterness toward its foes was pro
At t his junct ure Lovell resumed his proper
character jand. narrated the exact facts.
writing to Washington lor their corrobora
tion. They were duly corrolorated, but
the general, a lialtimorean. who had com
mand of the troops in Richmond, main
tained, since the colonel was in plain
clothes, under circumstances very hard to
explain, that he was. to ail intents and
purposes, a spy, and shutild le punished as
such. The case was widely discussed in
the city. The community was so preju-,
diced in the matter that it seemed to de
mand Ixivell's execution; and there ap-
H 1 J
r.ECAFSE I LOVE TOU.
peared to le not the slightest probability
of his escape. His was one of many in
stances iu which a man's life, innocent
though he may be, is sacrificed to public
The colonel did not pretend to enjoy the
false position in which he was placed. He
was courageous and resolute; but death as
a spy, especially by hanging a most igno
minious mode of exit from the world was
abhorrent to him. He had often expected
to be killed in battle that might be the
fate of auy soldier; but to be swung from
the gallows like a common felon was
wholly different. He thought of it con
stantly and bitterly: but stoical philosophy A
at last came to his aid. I offered my life
to my country," he soliloquized, "when I
entered tbe held. What matter how I die
to serve it? Any manner of death in such
a cause should be honorable. To be pun
ished as a spy does not make me a spy; and
my friends and all who care for me will
know how unjustly I have been accused.
Whatever my fate, I will bear it as becomes
Northrop Lovell was but twenty-eight,
a Xew Yorker, the elder son of a successful
merchant. After leaving college he had
gone into his father's counting room to
learn the business thoroughly, and indue
time succeed to the paternal place. He
had Imh n there threj years; had made
many friends: life was opening bright and
beautiful, when the war broke out. Hav
ing learned to detest slavery from what he
had seen of it in the south, he was one of the
early volunteers in a Xew York cavalry
regiment. He joined it as a private; was
elected first lieutenant after Bull Run, and
had afterward risen to a colonelcy by gal
lant service. That was his brief career;
now the end was drawing nigh, and in the
shadow stood the hangman.
Such was his gloomy musing on a May
afternoon, as he paced the dark wooden
cell on the second floor of Castle Thunder
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