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LAURENS C. H., S. C., WEDNESDAY, AUGUST If), 1885.
NO. 3
DUELING IN 01,1) TIMES.
AN INTURftSTINU ACCOUNT OF 'NIH
t'ODB As IT WAS.
liirldpnlH of Ihr I ii I.I of Hourn- In Ante li. limn
lin> ?..-uu.- of Paddy O'Cork'i II?'NI Skell tim
nu- Career of McCliui*>*lllii Skill Willi ?
riKtol"Uitit-r Interfiling Incident*.
(from tho Atlanta CoilUillHlon.)
However barbarous muy bo tho custom
of dueling, us such, it is still iv fact of
liistorionl value that no dueling commu
nity over yet, failed to send out good sol
diers in time of war. I havo been told
by old residents of Mississippi thal tho
career of MoOlung at Hint stimulated ap
peals to thc lox talionis, but that tow ards
tho last it acted as a deterrent example.
Tho duel ceased to be a duel in the ordi
nary acceptation ol tho word and became
a butchery. McClung, of course, ran
little or no risk, und it tilled the publie
gonernlly with a sickening contempt to
realizo that tho leading men of Missis
sippi lived practically by thc sit Oe rance
of a madman. To refuse to fight a duol
with him was, of course, out of tho
question. This was not allowed by thc
code. To light him incant death. * His
skill with the pistol was fully nj) to that
of Dr. Carver or Bullido Bill with the
rifle, difference in weapons being con
sidered. On one occasion ho killed a
black bird hopping about on thc ground
'20 yards distant.
I Once heard Mr. iToftbrson l'avis
reprimand o second who boasted that he
had brought his principal out with dy
ing colors, to thc utter confusion of Iiis
antagonist, by a little piece of general
ship. Ile explained that tho seconds
WOro supposed to be arbitrators, each rep
resenting both parties, and that it was
thc duty of the seconds to seo perfect
fairness, both in arranging terms of set
tlement and on thc field.
One of the most charming and amus
ing little works i have hit upon recently
is by II. S. Fulkorsou, Ol Vicksburg,
Miss. Ho calls it "Baudoin Beeollec
tions of Early Days in Mississippi." In
Ulis lie gives a description of a notable
duel that occurred in his own observa
tion. Ho tells thc story well, and I
wish to show my appreciation by panv
?dinvsing it for the readers of the-.
rho event took place on Grand Gulf, on
thc Mississippi river, then a place of
!,200inhabitants,andn rival of Vicksburg.
It was almost a duel of professions, .Mien
being a lawyer i nd Marstollor a physi
cian.
Allen WOS R tall, .slender, ; mooth faced
fellow; Marstollor was rather plump and
heavy set, and wore whisker.-. Allen
was married and Marstollor w as a bache
lor. It is not known what was thc cause
of tho duel. The USUlU preliminaries re
sulted in bringing the two together upon
the field Of honor. Allen was excited
and vociferous, and express? d thc abso
luto certainty of bis conviction that ho
would kill ins enemy, lie stripped him
self to tho waist, absolutely mule, and
Marstollor throw off his coat. As the
sccoml called ?ait, "Gontlomon, aro you
ready?" Allen answered "im," and pro
oeeded to explain to tito second bow thc
won! should bo given. Tho object was
to unnerve Marstollor. who, however,
quietly lowored his pistol and waited.
.'Tho second," continues Mr. Fulkerson,
"called out distinctly but with trembling
voice: 'Gontlomon, oro you ready? Pirol
Ont?! two! three!' They fired, both of
them so nearly togothor ai th?- word on*?,
that it seemed to tho bystanders t?? bo
bht a single loud report. A great volume
of sm?)ke completely enveloped them,
and wc all looked ?rn in profound silence
till it ros?) and disclosed tito two ligaros
standing and looking savagely at eooll
other and each with apparent astonish
ment that his advorsary was md jinnie
upon thc earth, and WO, the spectators,
equally surprised, immediately Marstol
lor began to sink slowly to tho ground
. ami Allen turned away bloody ami limp
ing in thc direction td HIV perch. I
reached him as ho sat down upon a log
near by. * '* * * A singh' ball hod
passed through both thighs, high iq). A
single ball had si ruck Marstollor in tho
hip and ho lay upon tlie ground, whore
ho had stood." Allen was carried homo.
Marstellcr soon recovored, arose and de
manded that Allen bo brought back as
ho desired another shot, saying! "I am
not'satisflod." Ho wen! i<> bis room un
aided, prob??! his wound, extracted lin
bah and never lost a ?luv by it. This is
what wo now-a-days eau "nervo." Pce ce
waa unid?; between tho two, but Marstel*
1er always had a lingering desire for
another shot, a circumstance that often
threatened to cause iv renewal of th?
difficulty.
Speaking of N?'W Orleans, reminds nie
of trio celebrated Bowell ami Honry duel
that toid. pince at tho so-called Half
Way. Tho various accounts of this
affair contain so ina..y conflicting details
that I follow the ?rn?! that strikes mo as
being mont plausible. Joe Howell, a
giant six feet six indica in Iiis stocking
feet, a brother-in-law of Mr. Jefferson
Davis, had been with Walker in Nica
ragua, and while thor? had had au alter
cation with a Major Henry, a wonderful
ohiiraoter, a combinat ion of lladibnis
Caasanova tu.d Knight of the Leopard,
llie record?'?! h ats of Iiis bravery put to
tho blush Lcatherstoeking ami all his
kind. Tho cause of the difficulty was
never known. On tho vvny out Howell's
second gave Iiis principa! some goo?l ad
vice which tho latter received with "Tut,
tut, my boy; teach your grandmotlior
how to suck eggs." An immouso con
course of people had preceded tho ad
versaries io thc Hold.
Botli parties were noted for their
bravory. coolness and determination,
and both woro scamed with scars from
head to foot. Tho duel was regarded as
lin Homans might lune regarded tho
mooting of two half-famished Nuniidian
lion?. In tho account before mo tho fol
lowing story of tho duel is given:
"WllJ you please givo mc your vorsion
of the cause of this difficulty?" Howoll's
second asked.
"lt don't matter j we arolmroto light,"
was the sharp answer from Henry's sec
ond.
"W?U, ?Md bravo men don't fight hko
children, for nothing; wo want to know
what we aro going to fight about; if w
are wrong we may apologize, or vi
vera??."
"We don't know anvthing nlxait i
"But if you uro ignorant of th? origin
and cause of this difficulty, how cnn you
point out u wrong?"
"Wait, wo will seo Major Henry."
And off they went to tho ditch where
Henry sat leisurely resting. In less than
three minutes tho Nicaraguans were back.
"Well?" asked HowclPs man.
"Well, Major Henry says if doe
Howell will apologize its no light."
'.Apologize for what?" asked the other
with some animation.
"Don't know and don't care," was the
laconic reply.
"Then there ia no possible way of
arranging this matter amicably. Sup
pose both patties approach each other
half way and shake bunds without u
word? Will you see Major Henry und
tell him the proposition comes from our
aide?"
After some discussion Uley consented
to this, hut very reluctantly.
This time tho seconds remained fully
ton minutes by tho side of their princi
pals. There was animated discussion and
much gesticulation among them, hut
they returned und said: "Major Henry
says Joe ought to apologize, and then
they can shake hundf."
"Then it means tight. Hoad your
navy. We will do likewise. Ten puces;
six Darrels loaded; lire at will and ad
vance."
The line of liri; was a narrow path,
Hanked on euell side, by a small (fitch.
Howell stood six feet seven indies in Iiis
hoots, and contrary to advice, wore white
punts und nu alpaca coat, making him a
dangerously conspicuous target. Tho
command was given:
"Gentlemon, aro you ready'."
Joe, who was facing tho woods, an
swered firmly "Heady!" hut kept his eye
looking steadily ulong tho barrel of his
cocked pistol. Henry in a nonchalant
fashion, throw Iiis head on one side, his
pistol dangling at Iiis arm, and in a lazy
tone said "Bendy!" The word was then
given, ..Firol" Both raised simultane
ously, tired and missed. Howell cockell
with his rigid thumb and tired again be
fore Henry was ready for his second
shot. Howell's ball pierced Henry's left
forearm, when Henry nguiu fired and
missed. Howell now cuino in with his
third shot, striking Henry in the abdo
men. To this Henry responded with a
shot which throw up the dirt rigid at
Howell's feet. The latter then advanced
one step, and taking deliberuto aim,
pulled the trigger. Seeing that Henry
was done for, Howell's Second rushed up
and threw up Joe's pistol with his hand.
Tho f-hot How away up in the air, that
certainly would then and there have killed
Henry.
The other side having cried "stop,"
according to agreement in case of either
party being badly wounded, uttered
shrill erica of "Foul, foul!" and immedi
ately whipped out their revolvers. 'I ben
followed u scene of confusion, und for a
long time it looked us if a wholesale duel
would follow: Ind the crowd interfered
and prevented tile light. Tho wounded
man was taken to tho Half-way house,
where ho remained sumo w eeks before ho
could he transported to tho city.
Perhaps tho most eolobrated dud that
was ever fought in tho South was tho
Prontiss-Footo dud of duels. In 18:1:1
these two were pitted against each other
in a low suit, during the course of which
Foote, w ho was u very wasp, Hung some
tuant ut Prentiss. The lutter retorted
with a blow that knocked Foote down.
The hitter then challenged Prentiss. But
one shot was exchanged. Prentiss, who
was un unerring marksman, expressed
his intention before going upon the Held
of not tiring at Foote. When tho word
was given Footo tired so quickly that
Prentiss was disconcerted and pulled the
trigger before be intended. Foote wau
hit in the shoulder, and here the matter
was supposed to end. "But whispering
tongues can poison truth." Prentiss, who
was lame, had leaned upon his cune dur
ing tho duel und there was some bilk of
his linving used a rest. Such un impu
tatiott wa? wormwood to tho proud spirit
of Prentiss, ami his restless imagination
worked bim into u lino frenzy over it.
Finally bo was told, upon what ho re
garded us good authority, that Fonje
himself hud insinuated some kind of in
sult about tho matter. Prentiss was
eager to lieliovo this and ho did believe
it. "I hud no animosity against him
when I fought, hut the next time he
shall not come off so lightly." The
terms of a second meeting were BOOO
arranged. Tho attempt to arrest the
principals was anticipated. Prentiss und
und his friends hid themselves near thc
lumling at Natchez in order to get the
first boat. While here he accidentally
stumbled upon a cocking main. Prentiss
joined the Spectators; the* party were
startled when two cocks were put down,
one mimed Prentiss, the other Foote, fa
honor of the duelists. They were not
u little chagrined when I'ooto killed
Prentiss at tho first Huttcr,
Prentiss and bis party arrived on the
grounds just in time und found not only
Foote and his friends, hut an immense
crowd of people. Among the latter
several small boys who had climbed u
tree, somewhat to thu rear of tho posi
tion taken during the dud by Prentiss,
in order to get a good yiew, As the
principals were allotted their places Pren
tiss came limping to his with Iiis cune,
which be throw aside aa soon au lie took
his position. Morgan noticed that he
smiled bitterly as ne did so. At the
word Foote fired hastily, Iiis ball strik
ing tho ground in front of Prentiss. Thc
latter aimed steadily at Foote, who stood
coolly and unflnstered, bis loft arm
pressed against bia sido, bis right hang
ing dowu. As Prentiss pulled tho trig
ger ?ho cap exploded, but the pistol fail
ed to go off. His second stepped up and
put 011 iinother cap, and fired tho bullet
into a tree to prove tho pistol was fairly
loaded It is said that the box of capa con
tained 100, ovory ono of which after
wards, upon trial, went off. Tho pistols
woro reloaded. At tho second shot Foote
foll dangerously wounded, Timm is a
tradition that after tho first shot Prentiss
advised tho boys in tho tree to come
down, as Mr. I note waa shooting very
wild that day.
-A story about tho capture or an ox
Sloit of an euglo will go the iou mis of
10 prose at any season. Why? Tho
eagle is not a voW remarkable lu
any way, not oven remarkably scarce.
But ho wormed himself into tho coull -
donee of tho founders of tho llepublie,
and apparently their descendants nave a
superstitious regard for lum aa some
thing that has come down to ns from a
former generation. -Buffalo Express,
THE PETS OF THE PEOPLE,
BKTt'RN OK THE PIIK8IDBNT AND ill*
Ult I UK TO 'I'll li WHITK HOtlSB.
'riiey ar* Ureeled I'pou Their Arrival nt Hie
Depot dy n Large hui Ibioblrualre Urowd?
Mra.C'levelaiid Dollgliled willi Her Sojourn lu
tin* Moiialnlna,
(Speolftl to th? News ami Cour'er.)
WASHINGTON, June H.- President
Cleveland and iii? brido returned to the
White House this evening, after their six
days' sojourn at Dcor Park. As it was
generally understood that tho President
would arrive at tho Baltimore and Ohio
Railroad station at half-past 6 o'clock a
large crowd was assembled at tho station
to greet the happy couple. The clock
in the steeple of Ht. Aloysius' Church
had just rung a quarter after 7 o'clock,
when one of the small boya in the crowd
at the dopot shouted "Heit" she comes!"
and a minute later tho Presidential train
glided in limier the shed and stopped.
An ample force of police was on hand to
regulate the crowd, but their services
were not called into requisition, for all
present stood back iv respectful distance
and allowed a good wide space on the
platform for the dusty and tired travel
ers. Thc train was made up of the same
cars which took tho party to Dcor Park
-first, tin* baggage car, followed by two
parlor cars, "Baltimore" and "1 >cla\vare."
As all of the window curtains in tho
"Baltimore" were pulled dow n, it was at
first supposed that tho Presidential party
WOre in it, but while the eyes ol' tho
crowd were, riveted on the "Baltimore,"
the President surprised them by stepping
from the rear platform of the "Dela
ware." Thc party consisted of Mr. and
Mrs. drover Cleveland, Air. and Mrs.
Lamont, a white maid and the colored
steward, St. Clair. Tho President wore
u silk hat which showed signs of having
been brushed thc w rong way in various
i places, probably tho work of his wife,
who has not yet mastered thc art ot'
caressing a plug hat; a black Prince
Albert coat closely buttoned, dark trous
ers, turned-down collar and black neck
tie. The dust of several hours' travel in
a railway had gathered upon his face,
shoulders ami hands, and exposure to
tho sun on tho mountains gave his com
plexion a more ruddy hue than he had
when he left tho banquet ball nt tho ex
ecutive Mansion last Wednesday night.
Mrs. Cleveland was attired in a traveling
suit of gray, white and black mixed
goods, a black straw hat trimmed with
black velvet and dove's wing sal upon
her head most gracefully, giving her an
exceedingly stylish air. in her gloved
bauds she carried a bunch of daisies and
ferns:, and us she walked np thc platform
lii'sidc her husband she looked simply
beautiful. lier face was also a trille
tunned hy exposure to the sum. Mrs.
Cleveland walked on the lc 1 side of her
husband and ?lid not appear tho least
disturbed by tho presence of tho large
and motley crowd which peered into her
face. OM the contrary, she looked pleas
ant and smiled a i'mdhe-huppiost-giii
in-thc-Cuited-Statcs smile, as she grace
fully walked from the depot without
clutching ut her husband's arm as many
young brides would have done. Mr. and
Mrs. Lamont walked behind, followed
h}- St. Clair and tho maid. There was
no demonstration of any Character, and
thc Presidential party entered tho Exec
utive carriage, driven hy the veteran
Hawkins, and quietly rolled away toward
tho White House. At the latter point a
large crowd was also assembled. Mrs.
Clovolond stepped from the carriage first
and stood for an instant on thc portico,
looking up at thc grand old mansion,
lier future home, with an earnest und
thoughtful expression. Thc doors were
thrown opon and tho President greeted
the servants ut thc door familiarly as he
and Mrs. Cleveland passed on into the
house. Miss Clovolond, Mrs. Hoyt and
the Rev. Dr. Cleveland, who were wait
ing, gave tho tourists a cordial welcome
home in tho main corridor.
Before tho Presidential traio arrived
there wes some speculation as to whore
the train would stop to drop its passen
gers. A majority of persons thought
tho train would come directly into tho
station, as there seemed to bc no further
necessity for seclusion on thc part of tho
President. However, about half-past (1
o'clock, while tho platform ut thc dopot
swarmed with newspaper men, some of
whom hud just arrived from Deer Park,
tho President's carriage, tho official car
riage, and tho steward's wagon drove up
within one block of the di p d, and theil
mysteriously tiled around and drove off
at a rapid gait in the direction of 1st and
K streets, the point where tho President
and his bride embarked for Door Park
last Wednesday night. Many of tho
nc\vHpni>cr men followed in oarriages,
and upon arriving ut the above point
found a huge crowd i waiting. Tho
Presidential carriages pulled up and idly
waited for about ton minutes. Suddenly
the three Executive vehicles got under
way again und drove hack toward tho
depot, much to tho disappointment of
(he residents of that neighborhood, who
did not like the idea of being deprived
of tho glory of being the Hist to welcome
tho Presidential pair. Buck to tho depot
went the carriage followed by tho crowd,
who ran along beside the carriage which
Hawkins was driving, determined that if
the President intended to ride homo in
his own carriage they should sic him
enter it. As the carriage containing the
Piesideidi.d party drove rapidly from
tho dopot to the White House, but few
persons recognized the Executive team
as it dashed along. Occasionally some
ono on the sidewalk or on a (loor step
recognized Hawkins, and immediately
informed his neigldior that tho Presi
dent's carriage was {Kissing. At loth and
(I streets, always a busy thoroughfare,
the speed of tho seal-browns slackened
to prevent collision with passing vehicles,
thus affording those on tho sidewalk an
opportunity to peep into tho carriage
and liehold tho President and his wtfe,
Tho President ant] Mrs. Cloyoland took
a light lunch soon after their arrival
homo, and an hour or two was spent in
talking to his brother and sister of tho
incidents of their stay at Deer Pork?
Both thp President and Mrs. Cleveland
said nothing had occurred to mar tho
pleasttro of th? ir trip, and Mrs. Cleve
land remarked that she hoped to ho able
to repeat her visit
place. Thou Mr, Wt, Ctotehmd said
to his brotbor that if tho fish stories
which had conic from Door Park were
reliable, ho would like to take .1 run up
thorn himself. As tho President expects
to pitch right in to work to-mor.o\v, he
fortified himself for his tusk hy going to
bcd curly. M. &.
l.VCIlil'VI's ni' CTJKVKI?AKU'H WKOOIMJ.
The i OIIIIIII'IIIH ul Ladle*, lt*|>ortern mid
OnirfnlM ?m Un* Oeeaalon.
Secretary Bayard, nu acknowledged
authority, pronounces the President's
brido extremely pretty.
Secretary Whitney's wife says thc
brido hus dark brown hair, gray eyes and
a very lovely expression of face.
'I'llK MINISTKH'S KKK.
Tho Hov. Dr. Sunderland received u
fee of Sion for performing tho Presi
dent's marriago ceremony. lt was n
brand-now bill which had nevcrt appar
cut ly been in circulation, lt was handed
to thc Doctor hy Colonel Dumont, imme
diately after tho President's departure.
Tile Doctor made his wife a present ol
tho hill, and she will keep it as a mc
monto of tho occasion.
v. uv ll.YKI.AXD WAS AIISKNT.
A brief call was made by tho Herald
correspondent on Attorney Gonoral Oar
land, on Thursday afternoon, to Hud oui
why ho had been absent from thc wed
ding.
..Why, I haven't attended v wedding
in twenty years," he answered. "Thc
President kindly accepted my excuses,
ami my absence lind no signiticano
whatever. My best wishes go with bi',
and Iiis luido."
After .some general conversation tin
sui ijeet of evening dress was approached,
It drew out tho following gem:
"There isn't a dress coat in the whoh
of Arkansas."
nu: I'UKSKNTS.
Dan. Lamont, tho President's privat?
secretary, is something of a humorist
Ho said to a reporter in Washington tin
other day: "Tho I'resident and Mrs
Cleveland will re tl mi about the llliddh
of next week, I believe. Ile has givel
orders that he is not to bo communicate!
with oxcept under extraordinary eireum
stances. Th<> congratulations receive!
from foreign potentates will bo sent t<
Secretary flay ard, and lie will uso hi
own discretion in making them public
Queen Victoria w rites an excellent hand
if tho telegram lie any indication. Til
1'resident was much pleased at this ac
of Her Majesty."
"Will the presents lie opened and th
names of their donors made public?
asked a reporter ?d' Col. Daniel S. f.;i
mont tim other day.
" The names will not he given out un
der any cMciimstnncos," was tho replj
"Though many presonts come from di
voted friends, very many others hav
been sent by people who have no objet
save to secure notoriety or to curry favi
With Hie President. I lc iii sires no sue
gifts. Uomcmbrances from friends an
of course, delightful, but Hu; Preside*
does not wisli to co-operate with tl
other ela H 'd' people in getting bcfoi
the public. Likely as not all such inf
will lu- returned."
MI-- < i i.\ KI.AND'H ANATOMY.
When the i'resident's bride reach I
Washington on Wednesday morning si
was nu t at the depot by Miss Lose Kli/.
beth Cleveland. In describing Mi
Cleveland's descent from the bridal Cl
the naughty reporter of the New Yoi
Times says: "Tho reach was long onouc
from tin- lower step of the ear to tl
walk to display to tho fraction of tl
score of spectators gathered about, wi
wine not all eyes for Miss Pols, in, rath
moro of the anatom; of the President
sister than is usually to be seen in publi
This mistepdid not escape the quick e;
of the bride, and with a dainty kick si
gathered ber .skirts about lier and jlimpi
to the walk with only lier boot tips pr
trialing.
A I1AKKKT OK BTIIAWDKIlltlKK.
Late in tho afternoon an old farm
and his wife drove up to tho W'lii
House in a dilapidated and auch ni on
horse vehicle that looked as if it In
been in use before tlie war. The farm
stopped in front of thc house mid cell'
out b> a policeman standing on tl
porch. Then his wife held Up a b
market basket filled with great blushil
strawberries, each one of which look
aa largo as a teacup. Tho edges ot' t
haskel were wreaths of tastefully i
ranged Howers, "(live this to Preside
Cleveland," said the fanner. "I'll Cl
round for the basket some dav." Al
then thc couple started up thc horse a
drove quietly away.
HA Ul KS AT Till; w KIMONO.
A singular incident occurred at t
very instant the service began. It V
the crying of a babe. The little fell?
yelled us if thc United Stab s Senate w i
going into executive session without
quorum.
"That's a happy omen!" cried tin
ladies and a clergyman in (dionis.
"Oh! it's one of Lamont's jolis
heighten tile dramat ic effect of the even
said another.
In eleven minutes by the bride's bc
tlflU new watch the ceremony was ec
eluded aiid'thc President of tho Unil
Shit es was u married man. Most joyo
ly tho band played; a thousand hap
faces seemed happier. A dozen bab
in the throng crowed while their moth
luugliod for joy.
hen y \innlimO-il fur UoVSMOf ol \fllliniiiii
In tho D?mocratie State Coovonti
nt Montgomery, Ala., on Friday on I
thirty-first ballot Thomas Seay, for (l
ernor, received a large majority o
poth competitors. The other nar
were withdnvwn, and he was nomina
by acclamation. Tho convention mi
rapid work with tho rest of it? nomi
Hons. All tito present officials were
nominated, including the entire Suprc
Lench. Le .ii .lui ions were adopted
dorsiug Pr?sident Cleveland's mbini
t rat ?011 and tho State administration. 'J
convention then adjourned sine die.
A .North Carolina Story.
Wo are informed that a gentler
living near thia oi\y was plowing^ a
dayl ugo, and a peculiar noise on
branch near by attracted bia attenti
Ho went down to ascertain tho cai
and beheld a most poci??u' sight,
turtle hod partially swallowed a frog,
except tho lund logs. A water moco
had hold of these and there was lb
polling going on as to which sin
havo the frog, tiie turtle or the sm
Tho. fa- i up tho meeline;
tho turtle s s much
gusted.-Charlotte Chronicle.
THE HEM) OF THE SOUTH.
\ MOM wr.VI TO UK tiltKCTKIti IK IIO.XOH
Ol' IJK.V lt. K. LEK.
('oiKulliliiOoii nt lite Two Vloiiitiiieutal Imocla?
Motin, inn' nil Working llariiiiiiiluitHly lor HM*
K|.ily Kit*rllMH of a ?UoiiuitieiM Ihnl Will I?'
lin- I'll.li- ul' lill' bunill.
( from the N< w Vork Herald )
LtioiiMONO, VA., .Juin' 2.- Govoruor
Fitzhugh Loo rotumcd hero n day or
two ng<> from Ciiiciiiunti, wlicro ho hail
boon attoudiog tho musical festival, very
much pleased with Iiis visit. Ho was
called upon to-day by tin* Herald corre
spondent, and, agreeable to au old
promise, gave liim a brief bul very im
portant interview bj regard to the erec
tion of u monument in tho city of Rich
mond to tho memory of Ins illustrious
uncle, Genoral Robert 13. Leo. The
building of this monument has long been
determined upon. As early as tho year
1807 a Leo Monument Association was
formed by ladies in thia and othcrfJouth
orn States hut principally iu Virginia.
A considerable amount of funds was
raised by this association in the way of
private subscriptions, and se veral Acts of
the General Assembly of Virginia were
passed to facilitate tho action of tho
ladies, hut no money has over been ap
propriated hy tho State for tho purpose
An Ad was passed creating n State Loo
Monument Association, distinct entirely
from that of thc ladies. The latter also
went to work and raised a fund, creating
at ilrst some little jealousy on tho part of
tlio ladies* association. Tho latter, act
ing independently, advertised for mod
which have becu and still arc on ex
hibition in tho Senate Chamber of tho
Capitol building. A prize for tho beal
model of < icnoral 1 icc was aw arded to tho
artist and designer of one of these;
but, as far as public sentiment regarding
them can bo ascertained, none of till sc
models will !?. acceptable, though all of
them, us before slated in tho Herald,
are meritorious, and some of them high
ly so.
In Hie meantime still another Act of
tho Legislature hud been passed author
izing tho two monument associations to
consolidate should**they ever feel in
clined to do so. They would not, and
did not consolidate. In this way the
matter bas go along through years in a
slip-shod, go-as-you-please sort of way,
and it was not until General Fitzhugh
Loo had been elected Governor that thc
matter was talo n in hand in i serious,
business like manner. I can now inform
tho nad?is i f the Herald that the erec
tion of a moi ument to General Lee has
become a fixed fact, to he accomplished
in tho very near future; that ample funds
will bo forthcoming from time to time as
they aro needed to defray all expenses;
that tho monument will be grand in con
ception, characteristic in design and
higblv artistic in execution and finish,
and that an artist whoso lame is world
wide by reason of his grand achievement
in Virginia already will probably bo se
lected to design and ox?ente tho model
for (lie monument.
Hut to return to tho Governor, who,
while speaking quito freely, did not allow
himself! to bubble out info enthusiastic
expressions. Ho waa deliberate in what
ho did say, and left unsaid much more,
which he did not w ish to say nt presont.
'.Governor, have you any objection to
stat ?m.; how you are getting along with
tho Leo monument for tho benefit of tho
public through the columns of tho Her
ald?"
.Oh, no," said thc Governor, "I am
happy to say wc are making some pro
gress toward electing a monument to
General Lee in this city. Tho difieren!
associations which had collected monoy
for that purpose have now been consoli
dated and thc whole subject is in charge
of tho board of managers which repre
sent tho consolidated associations."
"W ho compose this board?"
" The new board is composed of thc
Governor, Col. Marve, li cst auditor of
thc State, and Col. Hannon, tho State
treasurer! also Miss Sarah N. Randolph,
late president of tin Ladies' Lee Monu
ment Association; .Miss Nichols, former
ly of Richmond, now of Washington.
I). C., and Col. Archer Anderson, of
Riohmond, Va."
"Has tho board selected ?1 design for
tho monument yoi ?"
"No. Tin- board lias modo no progress
in that direction, except to look at fl
number of models that an- on exhibition
in tho Senate Chamber here, and which
WOrO procured by the Ladies1 Lee Monu
ment Association.''
"Will any of these he acceptable,
( ii ivornor?"
"That question 1 can't answer. At
their next met ting it will probably bc
decided wind particular design will bc
chosen. Tho bonni, however, is not
necessarily limited in its choice to the
models now on exhibition."
"Have you determined upon a ?te
yet?"
"Tho board ol managers, as above
constituted, nftVO inspected the various
points suggested as sites for such a mon
i ument ono have narrowed down their
choice to two locations."
"Where are thOflO, ( iovel llorV"
"Ono ls Gamble's Hill, op. the south
side of tho city and nciu its present cen
tre, cast and west, which gives ii line
view of tho river and the surrounding
country. Tho other is a pioco of lund
known as 'thc Allen lot,' at tho head ol
Franklin street, in tho west md and
growing portion of the city, and it is ex
pected that In a short time one of these
two lots will bo determined upon."
"What is the amount of tim fund for
the monument now in hand?"
"We have enough to order and pay for
an equestrian figure-horse ami rider.
Tho site of the monument will cost, tho
association nothing, and ty is expected
that tho city of, Richmond will contrib
ute hoi share in giving ns a foundation
and IQ laying oft and beautifying the
surrounding grounds."
"Rut it will rendir? more money?"
"Ob. yc?, Then it is proposed to rc
iUiw tho effort to obtain frosh subsorivt
ikons, and, I presume, after the wm s i.,
in progress tho Htato would la? willing to
do something toward completing tho
monument to lier distinguished son."
"When do you prc)?oso to lay tho
comer-stone.''
"Tho dato for thal; baa already been
fixed upon, foi wc have nairn '
?3d ol Ootober next, os tho day.
Tho Virginia troon?? will bo in comp
hero during that wcok. Thc annual
State fair begins on Wednesday, Octo
ber 20, and ends on Friday, 22a, so that
the corner-stone will be laid on tho dav
after tho termination of tho fair and din
ing fair week. It was thought thal
would bo tho best time, because tho mili
tory encampment and tho fair wonk
both take place during the samo week."
"Do you expect a large crowd and wit
there bo a grand military pageant?"
"Yes. Wo hope to see a greater mun
her of people in Richmond, thou than a'
any time within her history. There wil
|ho u grand military parade ?ind thc
Indies, with tho assistance of acknowl
edged artists, aro going to decorate th?
city in a more elaborate and artistic mau
uer than they did during tho celebration
of the Yorktown Centennial."
"The corner-stone, Oovcrnor, I sup
pose, will bo laid with Masonic ceremo
nies?"
"Yes."
"Who will probably deliver tho ad
?hess on thc occasion?
"The orator for tho occasion has al
ready been selected by thc board of ma?
an?is. Tho gentleman upon whom tin
choice has fallen is Col. ('liarlesMarshall,
who was formerly one of thc aides-de
camp ?ind tho private secretary of (icu,
, liol a rt E. Lee during the war. He if
J now an eminent lawyer of Baltimore,
? and having been SO closely associator
with Clon Leo through those four yean
of the war, besides hoing a fine speakoi
and writer, the selection was unanimous
ly determined upon."
.'Now, Governor, wlion do you thin)
tho monument will bo completed?"
"That question is difficult to answor
Monuments and groat works of art o
?ins description require time-often ;
great length of time. Much, to bo sure
depends upon the rapidity of the artist
tho buildors and others selected to d?
tho work. My object is to do whateve
I eau to have such a monument unveile?
during my administration as Governor
feeling of course a natural pride Ul hav
big tho erection of sucha monumento
one of the landmarks of my administra
tion."
UKOnUK FOX'S PEAT.
How ?lu- Pounder of tin- Society ol Prlctnlii Se
. n IMnlocnted fc'eck.
(Prom the Medical Record.)
In an interesting and scholarly ad
?hess hy Dr. J. J. Lovick on thc "Earl;
Physicians of Philadelphia" ho tells u
how GcorgO Fox traveled through Nev
Jersey and New England, keeping i
faithful journal of all that occurred. "Il
hlT'J ho was passing through New Jersey
then hut sparsely settled. He had spell
tho day with diehard Hartshorne a
al Middletown Harbor, (the ancestor, i
I mistake not, of ono of our presen
Hoard of Managers, and of three phys:
ciaos of that name who have so wo
served this hospital, ) and next mornin
wen: on to Shrewsbury. 'While i
Shrewsbury,' writes Fox, 'an accider
bel ll which for tlio time was a great 03
creiso to us. Oin-John Jay, a Friem
of Bnrbadocs, who came with us froi
hoad Island, being to trio a horse gi
upon his ha -k, and the horse fell a nu
nmg and cast him down upon his heat
and hrako his neck as the people sah
Tin y that were near him took him u
dead, and carried him a good way an
hud bim on a tree. 1 got to him os soo
as 1 could, and feeling on him, ci nelia
cd he was dead. As I stood by him pip
ing him and his family, I took hold i
his hair, and his head turned anyway
was so limber. Wlioreupon throw in
away my stick and my gloves, 1 took h
head in both my hands, and setting ni
knees against the tree 1 raised his hen
and perceived there was nothing out i
broken that way. Then 1 put one bau
limier his chin and tho other behind h
head, and raised his head two or th ri
times with all my strength and brougl
it in. I soon perceived his neck begs
to grow still'again, and then ho began I
rattle in his throat, and quickly after I
breathe Th?; people wen- aliia/.ed, hi
I bid theil) haye a good heart and be <
good faith; lo carry him in the bous
give bim something warm to drink, ai
put bim to bed. After he had hecn
tho bouse a while ho began to speak,bi
did not know whore ho bad been. Tl
iiexf day lie was pretty well, and mai
hundreds of miks did ho travel with '
alter this
\\ UXROKII < 0\-IMU \? V TO lion.
lin-nm Whir li li ix Said Wa? OUeovered
Kail St. Loni?.
ST. Loris, June 10.-A huge conspii
cy, tho magnitude of which the sher
and his officers as yet decline to ma
pul die, has been unearthed in Hast r
Louis, hut when tho details ure fal
known they will furnish another sens
tion from flic turbulont little city acn
tho river. For about two weeks Shm
Robiquet with some special mea lin
been watching the movements ol a ga
in East St. Louio. ou Thursdpy *h
were run dow n, and ono td tho pa?t
implicated t is said, made a confessi
giving away tho whole, business. T
plan arranged by thc gang was to ase
tain when there were largo amounts
money oil hand in the Last St. Lo
Treasury and the Workingmen a Bn
and leading business houses of thc ci
and whenever a favorable opportun
occurred to rob thom, and also tho i
vate residences of wealthy oitizons vi
wore ascertained to hnvo considera
amounts of money and valuable jewc
in their houses. Noted cracksmen fr
various parts ol the OOuntvy are rcpor
to huve boon engaged by tho gang to
the line work. Acting on tho advice
tho party who wpieaTcd, Sheriff Rn
nuet last night arrested Jack Britton
the Little Lolling Mills, whore ho i
at work, alleging that he was tho cl:
? tho gang tyul hud charge of tho bu
lar'v tools, .Britton was taken to Bo
ville and lodged in jail, but dcoiod
knowledge of tho cop.spiraey. Imp<
ant developments may bo oxpectod,
is alle?y<^l thal a majority of the, pol
wen ol tho city had guilty tauxwlcdin
tao <*>nspiraov and th.?? they w?j
proceeded against, A significant fae
this eop.ncctiou ls the special session
(ho City Council caliea last night
Mayor Joyce. A res?dutiuu was ido\
discharging tho ?wtiro Polioo foroc
fourteen men, chief liolferau alono
ip?g retained. 1 ktoctivc* OTC WT? Wi
ing on the ease
-It ia elinrgcd that ?127,000 bas 1
id to leu 1
Chicago for street raliway franchisee.
Mm. Cleveland'? Tille.
A pretty story, if ono could believe it,
is told by thc Paris correspondent of A
Vienna paper. A short timo ago a mati
nee of music was given by thc Duchess
Laniotte, and among the guests was tho
channing bride-elect, of.President Cleve
land, then in Paris completing bor trous
seau. The young lady was thc object of
many marks o'* distinction, the high aris
tocracy surrounded lier, and tbore waa
much bilk of her position. One lady,
the daughter-in-law of tho Duchess do
Persigny, condoled with Miss Folsom
because she would have no title as tho
wife of a Republican President. "All
would be well, ouly you will have no
title," said she; "you wdl only bo called
Mrs. Cleveland." 'dint that name ia
only for strangers," was tho answer of
the'fair American; "the President has
for intimacy conferred upon me a vory
particular title." Everybody looked up
curiously, and, blushing deeply, Miss
Folsom added : " lie calls mc-bis dar
ling. Can a wife desire a better title?"
The hostess embraced horamiable guest,
remarking, "You arc right, and you ap
pear to mo as if you would keep thc titlo
to tho end of your life."
Mr. I.miinr M CoUclllHlve A HM? cr.
Secretary Lamar, referring to thc sen
sational statement in the New York Tri
bune that information as to the natura
of his decision in (lie telephone case waa
obtained clandestinely, for speculative
purposes to opcode upon Bell telephone
stock, said: "Thc only thing to say
about that is that my report was never
in tho custody id' Assistant Seerehvry of
tile Interior Department, or of anyothcr.
person; that it never was left in tuc In
tern ir Department during thc night
where it could have been taken out of
any drawer, and that it was never out of
my possession."
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