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Vol. I? OEANGEBURG, S. C, FRIDAY, APBIL 18, 1879. ISTo. 16.
SHERIDAN & SIMS, PropriotorsT
SUBsdltlPTION,,
Ono Year.J$l,50
Six Months.......1.00
; Ministers of the: G?jspeb'.vi..*.J .00
First Insterttoh. .?1 .Q0
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> Liberal c?utrncts made for 3 month
and over. ?
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HANDY TO HAVE IN TBE 'HOUSE.
A WOOmiiE^S^l?BII^NI) UTILIZED BY A
A ?: PJtACTICAL WIFE;
? ihn dii ' :
.Thorovurc some inen, who uro, con
sidered desirable as husbands, and
others who are .quoted as- hardly'
Vorth -the'house "room they occupy
or the provender they consume^ Of
the latter kind was, the. little man
concerning whom bis-,)vi,fc dreamed
'that she went to a country fair .where,
husbands were exposed for sale,. On
his begging her to tell him what she
found the price.to bp of such as him
self, she replied, 'after some hesita
tion, that she saw a similar article of
busbands put up in bunches of a doz
en, and offered at a shilling a bunch.
Such a h,usband |s indeed ? profitless
possession. A shrewd woman in
New York found herself tho wife of
this kind of a piece of goods". lie
was idle and shiftless, and of so Httlo
financial experience that even in
.those rare instances in which he suc
ceeded in. earning any money, he
was unable to keep it long chough to
bring ?it home.' Instead of support
bis wife, he was a burden on her, and
an expense to her. To avoid the
otherwise inevitable journey to the
poor house, she was compelled to
work, and to support tho whole impe
cunious family.
Bujt there is a lining of silver to
even the most leaden cloud, and this
struggling wonaan happily discovered
that her man. had one talent which
she might turn to profitable account.
He could carve at dinper parties, and
this was tho only thing he could do.
In doing this be was a crowning suc
cess. He had no more skill at mak
ing contracts than at bringing money
borne. So the thrifty housewife con
cluded not to , turn him adrift to
starve, as she feared would be neces
sary, but to keep him at homo, aiu}
rent him out as opportunity offered.
From time to time she sought out all
tho people she could find being about
to give entertainments, might need
the services of a skilled manipulator
of the carving-knife. Explaining to
these popple .the peculiar condition of
her domestic affairs, she whuld hire
her husband out for a fixed sum stip
ulating that the money should be
paid to herself, and not to him. An
interesting and a novel style of law
suit now arises from a mistake in the
payment. The husband fyad earned
seven dollars for'carvirig *rt the din
ner party of a nabob. The nabob
thoughtlessly paid him the money,
and he as thoughtlessly spent it be
fore ho reached home. Thereupon
the wife undertook to collect from
the nabob the stipulated sum, basing
her claim on the fact that as the poor
man was a sort of a nobody, payment
to him was no payment at all. The
nabob resisted the endeavor to coljcct
a second seven dollar fee from him,
alleging that he had paid the person
who did the work, and that if that
improvident individual had nothing
to show for it, the misfortune should
justly fall on the poor fellow himself.
The wife successfully resisted this ar
gument by showing that she was the
contracting part}', and that she had
hired her husband out just as a liv
ery keqper would hire oitt a horse, in
which latter case, it would he mani
festly improper and insulllcient to
claim that payment consisted in
handing the money to the animal.
The woman retires triumphantly from
court, happy in the possession of a
bit of property from which, when
rented out she can draw a substantial
income.
It is not lawful in this country to
expose busbands for sale, but the fact
is now established that one may be
kept for biro. Tho lesson is one
which will carry comfort to many an
embarrassed girl who, having blun
dered into marriage, finds she has
pn her hands a lazy and lounging per
son, who is of no particular use. If
she can discover even one talent, and
turn that to account, she may set the
otherwise unprofitable fellow to work
by renting him out to do the only
thing he understands. Thus is hope
}n store for many a soriowf.il woman,
thus may affluence await the thrift of
ihe wife who is shrewd enough to
utilize . a .shiftless and burdensome
busband.?Phi'adelphia Timeg,
We regtet to learn that Mr. C. E.
Sims, of Ssntuc, met with a serious
accident lost Monday, at his gin
boase. Ho fell down the steps, and
was taken up in an unconscious state.
Fears are entertained that his injuries
mny prove fatal. Wc learn the above
facts from tho Union Times.
A Word iu H??b?hus.
" Don't th?ik when you have won a'
wife that you have also won ae!;,y,a. I
. Don't think that your wife ha? less
?feeling than your sweetheart. Her
relation to you is changed, not hor
nature.
Don't think that you can dispense
with all the little, civilities of life to
ward lior on marrying. She appre
ciates thocc things quite as much as
Other women.
Don't be gruff and rndo at homo.
Had you been that sort of fellow be
fore marriage, tho probabilities are
that you would be sewing on y.?ur
own buttons still.
Pon't make your wife feel that eho is
an iecurnbrance on you by giving her
grudgingly. What she needs give as
cheerfully as if it were a pleasure so
to do. ?ho will feel better and so
will you.
Don't meddle in tho affairs of tho
house under her charge. You have
uo more right to be poking your nose
into the kitchen than she has to walk
into your place of business and give
directions to your employees.
Don't And fault with her extrava
gance in ribbon, etc., until you have
shut down on segars, tobacco, etc.
Don't leave your wife at home to
nurse the children on the score of
! economy, while you bolt down town
at night to sec the show or spend a
dollar on billiards.
Don't bolt your supper, and hurry
off to spend evenings lounging away
from your wife. Before marriage you
couldn't spend evenings enough with
her.
Don't prowl in the loafing resorts
till midnight, wasting your time in
culpable idleness, leaving your wife
lonely at homo to brood over your
neglect and hor disappointment.
Don't think that board and clothes
are sulBoicnt for all your wife does
for you.
Don't caress your wife in public
and snarl and growl at her in private.
Don't wonder that your wife is not
as cheerful as she used to be, when
she labors from early morn till late
at night to pander to the comfort
and caprice of a selfish man who has
not soul enough to appreciate her.
The Exodus.
The Boston Advertiser is not fa
mous as a particularly enterprising
journal, but it is entitled to the credit
of having found out more about the
causes that lie at the bottom of the
negro exodus than anybody else.
The staid old Boston journal has dis
covered in its city a "National Farm
ers' Association," winch was organ
ized a few mouths ago for the purpose
of encouraging the Southern negroes
to emigrate to tho Northern and
"Western States and settle upon gov
ernment lands. The way had been
prepared for this and similar associa
tions (for the National Farmers' is
only one of several) by tho circula
tion of political documents among the
negroes the past two yeare, the inost
pungent of which emanated from Bos
ton and stirred the colored folks up
to discontent with their situation and
a passion for change. The Farmers'
Association aimed particularly at
getting the emigrants into Northern
Texas, but the current has started the
oilier way, and Kansas is now the
promised land of the poor deluded
people. It is all supposed to be a
philanthropic movement, on the part
of Boston folks, of course, though it
is a little difUcult at present to sec
exactly where the philanthropy comes
in.?Philadelphia Times.
After Many Years.
A Massachusetts paper contains
the following statement of a very sin
gular coincidence : "The father and
mother of Mr. Stanton, the superin
tendent of the Sclma, Roino and Dal
ton Railroad, killed in the late bridge
accident, Uic one from Ohio and the
other from Philadelphia, hastened to
him by the quickest route and with
the least possible delay. One arrived
before he breathed his last and the
olljer after, but in time to see him
laid away in his last resting place.
The parents met thus for tho first
time in thirty years. Long years
ago they separated and were divorc
ed, and young St:inlon took his
mother's maiden surname. Both his
parents wcro remarrisd, and to make
the strange occurrence still more fiin
gular, they were both accompanied
on the sad pilgrimage by their re
spective mates. And thus happened
probably tho strangest meeting that
ever occurred at a deathbed scene."
Money.
Money is a queer institution, it
buys provender, satisfies justice, and
heals wounded honor. Everything
revolves itself into .cash, from stock
jobbing to building churches. Child
hood craves pennies, youth aspires to
dimes, manhood is swayed by the,
mighty dollar. Tho blacksmith
swings his sledge, the lawyer pleads
for his client, and the judge decides
the question of life and death for his
salary. .Money makes th? man,
therefore rn.au must make mouoy, if
ho would be respected by fools ; for
the eye of the world looks through
golden spectacles. It buys Brussels
carpets, laco curtains, gilded cornices
aud rich furniture, and builds marble
mansions. It drives up to church in
grand rig, and pays the rent of the
liest pew. It buy3 silks and jewelry
for- my lady. It commands the res
pect of gaping crowds and secures
obsequious attention. It enables us
to be charitable, to send Bibles to
the heathen, and relieve domestic in
digence. It gilds the rugged scenes j
of life, and spreads over the rugged
path ol existence a velvet carpet soft
to our tread ; the rude scenes of tur
moil arc incased in a gilt frame. It
bids care vanish, soothes the anguish
of the bed of sickness, stops short of
nothing save the grim destroyer,
whose relentless hand spares none,
but levels all mortal distinctions and
teaches poor, weak humanity that it
is but dust. Thus wealth pauses on
the brink of eternity, the beggar and
the millionaire rest side by side be
neath the sod, to rise in equality to
answer the final summons.
Not Altogether Satisfied.
A clergyman was called upon on
one occasion to officiate at a colored
wedding. "We assure you, sab,"
said the gentlemanly darkey, f'dat dis
ycrc wedding, sab, is to bo berry
much in the fashion, sah." "Very
well," replied the clergyman, "I will
try to do everything in my power to
gratify the wishes of the parlies." So
after the dinner and dancing and
supper were over the groom's "best
man" called again on the minister,
and left him a leu-dollar fee. **I hope
everything was as your friend desired
it?" said the urbane clergyman.
"Well, sab, to tell dc truf, Mr. John
sou was a little disappointed," an
swered the groom's man. "Why, 1
look my robes!" said the minister.
"Yes, sab?it wasn't dat." "I ad
hered to the rubrics of the church."
"Yes, sah ; dat was all right." "I was
punctual, and shook hands with the
coup!e. What, more could I do?"
"Well, sah, Mr. Johnson he kind o'
felt hurt, you see, 'cause you didn't
salute dc bride."
What Those Long Nights Mean.
Ah, yes, fond youth ! It may be
very nice to court a girl in the far
northern countries where the nights
arc six months long ; but just think
of the vast amount of peanuts aud
gumdrops the young man, when go
ing to sec his girl, mujt lug along
with him fn order to kill time aud in
duce her to believe that his afleclion
for her is as warm as over. Anil
then the sad leave-taking a few weeks
before sunrise ! lie whispers, "Good
night, love," and she softly murmurs,
"Good-night, dear. When shall 11
sec you again?" "To-morrow night,"
ho replies, as he kisses her upturned j
face. "To-morrow night," sho re
plies with a voice full of emotion.
"Six long weary months ! Can't you j
call around a few days before break
fast, Charles?" Finally .Charles tears
himself away, with a promise to write
her one hundred aiid sixty letters be
fore the next day draws to a close.!
?Norristown Herald.
Tho editor of the Weslcyan Chris
tian Anvocate, present at the celebra
tion of Dr. Picrce's birthday at the
house of his son, Bishop Pierce, Spar
ta, Ga., says the venerable man was
that day, March 24, IM years old ;
that in one room were seen at one
timo five gecerations?father, son,
grandson, great-grandson and great
grcat-grnudson.
Arthur Gilman tells the following
of an old lady at Concord : "Have
you given electricity a trinl for your
complaint, madam?" asked the minis
ter, ns he look tea with the old lady.
"Electricity 1" said she. "Well, > es,
I reckon I has. I was struck by
lightning last summer and hove out
the window, but it didn't seem to do
me no sort of good."
A LAjiV'S WONDERFUL NERVE.
?o?
OEQUINOY'S 8TOUY OF "THE AVENGEIJ"
' SUHl'ASSED. *
Mrs, l8ndoro Middlclon, n very
beautiful woman, and on.e of tho ac
knowledged leaders of fashion of Mo
bile, can certainly boast'of 'lue pos
session of as much nerve nod true
moral courago as aro often vouchsafed
to any of her sex. """^
On tho evening of September 19th
she was in her boudoir, putting away
some articles of1 jewelry, when sho
noticed that tho peculiar position of
a library lamp, that was burning
upon a chair in the back part of the
room, had thrown upon the lloor, al
most under her feet, tho shadow ot a
man who was crouching under, a
broad-topped ornamental table in the
center of the room. She also remark
ed that the open hand of tho shadow
had but two lingers, and remembered
that several despprate burglaries had
recently been committed in tho neigh
borhood, suppositiously by a negro
desperado, who was notorious as hav
ing lost two lingers on his right
hand.
Mr. Middlcton was absent from the
city, and, besides herself in the house,
there was but a single maid-servant.
Instead of fainting with fear, or
shrieking for help, the bravo lady
seated herself at the very table under
neath which the miscreant was con
cealed, and rang for the servant.
"Hand me writing materials, Brid
get," said she with perfect calmness,
"I want you to take a note this in
stant to Mr. For fair, the jeweler, and
have him send back my diamond
necklace and car-drops, which I left
there for repairs several days ago.
Bring them .with you, no matter, il
fully repaired or not. Thcy*aro by
twenty fold the most valuable articles
of jewelry that I possess, and I do
not wish to pass another night with;
out haying them in my bureau draw
er.'?'
The note was at once written and
dispatched ; instead of being in. the
tenor she had signified (op p^ppso
for the concealed robber to overhear,
for she had no jewelry under repair),
it was a hasty note to the jeweler, an
intimate friend, in which she suc
cinctly stated her terrible position,
and urged him to hasten to her relief,
with requisite police assistance, im
mcdintcly on receipt of the missive.
The agonies which that refined and
delicate woman underwent when left
alone in the house, with the conscious
ness of the picscncc of that desperate
robber, perhaps assassin as well,
crouched under the very table, upon
which she leaned and perhaps touched
by her very skirts, can only be left to
the reader's imagination ; but her
iron nerve sustained her through the
ordeal. She yawned, hummed an
operatic air, turned over the leaves
of a novel, and in other ways lulled
the linker into a sense of perfect se
curity and expectancy, and waited
with a wildly beating heart, and her
eyes fastened upon the hands of her
little ormolu cluck with a greedy, fe
verish gaze.
At last, however, came the prayer
for relief. There was a ring at the
door-bell, and she strolled carelessly
into the hall and down stairs to open
it. The ruse had been a success.
She not only admitted Bridget, but
also Mr. Forfait' and three stalwart
policemen. The latter passed stealth
ily lip-stairs and into the boudoir,
where they suddenly pounced upon
the concealed burglar so unexpected
ly as to secure him without a strug
gle.
The prisoner proved to be a negro
criminal named Claptnnn, but mostly
known as "Two Fingered Jcflf," who
was in great recjuest about Hint tinio
for several robberies committed in the
neighborhood a short time before, and
he is now serving a twenty years'
sentence in the Alabama State Pris
on.?Hartford Times.
When the Federal troops entered
South Carolina at the close of the
war, they look possession of a memo
rial shaft which the State proposed!
o) erect to the memory of General]
Stonewall Jackson, and is now in
possession of the War Department.
In response to a letter from Repre
sentative Kvins, of thnt State, the
Secretary of War writes that ho will
make no objection to its return to
Gov. Simpson. Its early restoration
may be, therefore, looked for, and
South Carolina will cherish it through
all time in remembrance of Virginia's
great military son.?Jiichmony J)is
patch.
What Next ?
The Chicago Tribune publishes a
letter a column long from a howling
idiot moved to howl because of his
fear that the Democrats may assassi
nate Mr. Hayes aud the Vice-Presi
dent?Wheeler, 'we think his name
js?so as to obtain power. There is
no fear of this. The Democrats can
afford to wait for twenty-three
months, especially as they hold pos
session of both branches of Congress.
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But there is grave reason to fear that
if next year the Radical loaders find
the Northern heart hard to fire they
may consider it necessary to offer up
the President and Vice-President
upon the altar of their party and ar
raign the Democratic nominees as the
instigators of the assasdins. In this
manner they would get rid of two
men not at all popular with the party
and obtain a new pretext for demand
ing a strong government and recon
struction of the South. Such evi
dence as nilgkt be required to author
ize a Republican jury to convict could
easily bo supplied by the now unem
ployed survivors of the whiskey ring.
Let Mr. Hayes suffer no stalwart
Senator to approach Iura until be is
convinced that the visitor bear? neith
er the dagger of Ehud nor the pistol
of Rellingham. Let Mr. Wheeler
soak his express parcels and drop his
letters out of fourth-story windows
ere opening Hum, lest haply they
contain infernal machines. There is
no reason why the stalwarts should
shrink from killing Mr. Hayes; only
a little while ago tl;cy were prepared
to destroy the Union if it stood in
their way.?N. Y. World.
"Oh! You Bad Boy!"
We are all very like the little boy
who said he ought not to be scolded
so much for being naught}', because
he was not half as bad as he could bo
Nothing will so help a boy who is
"from fair to middling" in character
to develop into an incorrigible pest
as constant leasing and fretting, apd
rthOr.veitcratipn in every tone known
Iq bad temper of the teuijer phrase,
"Oh 1 you bad boy!" Some boys'
arc brought up on that- kind of
food, and you might as well expect a
horse to be docile who enjoys the
presence of a burr under the saddle
as to expect a boy who has a pin
stuck into him by ill-tempered criti
cism every time he comes into the
bouse to prefer to slay at home rather
than steal out of the back door and
go fishing. Some parents scold and
fret the wings off their children's'
backs without knowing it. There is
nothing in the world which belter en
ables a boy to see the fun of skating
on thin ice, with the chance of get
ting a drenching, than the feeling that
be will get a drubbing at home wheth
er or no.?N> w York Harald.
Chicago's New Mayor.
(-artcr Harrison, the May or-elect I
of Chicago, is a native of Newport,
Ivy., and a grandson of President
V/illiam Henry Harrison. At the be
ginning of the war lie wrote a letter
to a schoolmate, Ihpy having attended
the Oxford University, Ohio, togeth
er, who had enlisted fron} this conn
try in the Twentieth Tennessee Regi
ment C. S. A. This letter was full
of-sympathy and patriotic sentiments,
and expressed a determination to en
list in the cause of the South as soon
as his father cotdd be reconciled to it.
At that time Harrison was very
young. This letter was given the
writer and placed in his trunk for
safe-keeping. At the battle of Fish?
ing Creek the trunk was captured, the
letter read and the next thing was
the arrest of Harrison. Rut he man
[aged to get free, and soon made his
'appearance i;; the Southern army.
I He is now Mayor of the stronghold
of Republicanism, but is elected as a
I true and tried Soutaern Democrat.
Three white men and three black
men, meeting on the same side of a
river, and wishing to cross to the. op
posite shore, were obliged to do so in
a skill that would not carry but two.
Each while man had a largo amount
of money upon his person, and the
black men being aware of tho fact
agreed among themselves that, while
crossing the river, if two of their
number should be bft on either shore
with one white man they would rob
him. Tho white men suspecting them
managed it so that they were all car
ried over in Ilm skiir without leaving
one of their number exposed. How
was this done?
The Old Slogan.
One thing this debate has plainly
disclosed to the country. It is, that
the next campaigu will be fought ex
clusively on war and sectional issues.
Their gonfalon is to bo the bloody
shirt, and their slogan a re-echo of
all the damnable filth and falsehood
of tho dark days of ULio pasjt. Gar
field, Fryc, and all the smai^ei'knaves
and incendiaries who have yelped the
chorus to their bitter, bloody mouth-:
ings have given incontestable proof
of this design. It is to be the solid
North against the solid South, a
square issue of hate, falsehood, evil
passion and bitterest denunciation
against right, icason, argument and
patriotism. Frye's speech a few days
ago re-echoed" Gurflcld's, and tho an
swering chorus all along tho line
shows not a discordant note. For a
man who could say, and with eyjdcnt
sincciity,'what he did over the grave
01 Julian Ilurlridgc, and then speak
such words of deep venom and bloody
wrath towards Hai fridge's section add
its sons, only proved too conclusive
ly what he and his have resolved
upon. The answering echo of fierce
applause which followed his most vio
lent wordp s ill further demonstrated
the party resolve. 1 have never heard
heartier approval of bitterest partisan
utterances than Ffye won. lie ie a
good speaker, practiced, and pointed,
and holds his party's car next to
Garfield, and the applause that greet
ed him reminded me of the Ulainc
ovation in the stormy days of tho
Forty-fourth Congress.
The Wife.
It needs no guilt to break a hus
band's heart'. The absence of con
tent, the muttcrings of spleen, the
untidy dress and cheerless home, the
forbidding scowl and deserted hearth
?these, and other nameless neglects,
without a crime among them, have
harrowed to the quick the heart's
core of many a man, and planted
there, beyond f,he reach of cure, the
gorrn of dark despair. Q, may . wo
man, before that sight arrives, dwdil
on the recollections of her youth, and
cherishing tho dear idea of that tuue
| ful lime, awaken and keep alive the
promises she so kindly gave. And
though she may be injured?not the
injuring one?the forgolj^n, not the
fornctling wife?a happy allusion to
the hour of peaceful love?a kindly
welcome to a comfortable home?a
smile of love to banish hostile words
?a kiss of peace to pardon nil the
past?and the hardest heart that over
locked itself within the breast of sel
fish man will soften to her charms
and bid her live, as she had hoped,
her years of matchless bliss, loved,
loving and content?the source of
COJtfort and the spring of joy.
Stokes' Other Coat.
Our good friend Stokes, of the
Union Times, apologir.es for the
Oinissiob of a certain communication
by saying that "he found it, when too
Lute, in the pocket of a coat which he
had laid aside for a t me." This im
plies the possession of two coats, and
a decree of prosperity unusual among
editors in the interior. If stokes is
indeed s:> fortunate as to own two
coals he should not make boast of it,
now that nearly all of the country
quill-drivers are in the reverse condi
tion ; if but a boast, it is calculated
to mislead the press into the belief
that he is riding on the top wave of
prosperity. The Press Association
soon to convene should appoint a
committee, with pawcr to call for
pcrsous and papers, and the other
coat, and get a true bill in regard to
the matter.?Ncwherry Herald,
Old Zach.
Strange as it may appear, old Zuch
Chandler is now a leading candidate
for President. Qn Hie last night of
the last session he filled himself with
mean whiskey and then reared up on
his hind legs and vomited all over
the South and Jeff Davis. For this
he been taken right up into the stal
warts' bosoms. Grant is in some re
spects rather a heavy load for the
Radicals to bear. lie has loo much
past record. So Chandler is now
hailed as the man with a backbone,
and what is more to the point, as a
man who can steal a Presidency for
himself as deftly as ho did for Hayes.
The Radicals arc pretty badly off for
avatliable material when tho contest
lies between Grant and Chandler,
both rotten to tho core, and only dis
tinguished for vindictivnncss to tho
South.?News and Herald.
JVAS MjlS. SURRATT tfURDEBKD ?
UKNKUA.L SJ.OCUU.ON TUB Cfl?EL, FA'fH '
, [OFMUS. snitUATT^'.. ,., j,.-, ?ii [
General H. W. Sloeum,,one of -
most distinguished 'brigade, divisions11
corps aud grand division commander'.; w
of the war on the Federal ..s^e, ^'.'
cently delivered a lecture in Brooklyn'-'
on events of the great struggle, dur
ing the coui'se of which; ho'qxprfia^u^'J
the opinion, always held tiy,tpa^$\'ii
on., that Mrs. Surratt was a. murderV
ed womSn;' The * Rochester ftb1q#\
report] tb&t part c>f his, .speech, as fol
lows: Llll ?
"I am going to speak to you ?o?
word nbout the execution* * of ^lflVs.1
Surratt at the close of the wat, Jtfyf^,*1.,
think some good lessons can bo learn
ed from the story of her trial nn'cH5,
death. I believe any people situated,
as wo were;' ought to be cautioned
against placing implicit confidence tor
cvidenco 'giy-en' fit a time of "*gfy \
citcincnU I could stand here to-nightis
and relate to you Jif'.'y incidents tjjflte j
would serve to can lion every bojfrL
against taking evidence against ql h-- ,
crs when the people were in a stale,
of intense excitement,, There . 51 ?v et
was a day, there never was an hour, ,
that I did not beliove Mrs, Surratfi r
was as innocent a woman as there is .
is in this ball. She was tjie keeper. {!
of a boarding house in Washington. ,|
She boarded 'Wilkes Booth and.. J>
half dozen other rebel sympathizers,),
and she had a son, John II. Surratt.
Wilkes Booth was guilty of shooting ,
Mr. Lincoln, and this poor, woman
was brought to trial in connection 1
with Wilkes Booth, and, through tho.
excitement of the limes her, neck .was -
brought to the halter. Her daughter,;
a young lady 18 or 19 years of ago, .
on the morning of the execution,
went to the President's room nnd
bogged permission tosay.a few words
to him on behalf of her mother, and
a United States Senator from .?wr,
own State, who acted us door tender, /:
repulsed her, saying, "No^noi^flu 1
cannot igo in," Worse than, tiiajy.i
meaner than that, the poor.gjrl thrco
or four years afterward married a,
clerk in the Treasury Department.;;
No charges were against him,..but b.>
cause this clerk had married a daugh
ter of Mrs. Surratt he was dismissed^
Let us j^rag of our achievements, but
at the same time let its lea n to look
our faults aud errors squarely in the
face, and acknown -.-.ige them when wo
have cause to. , , 1 ; y. \\
??The murder of Mrs. Surral was,
the most, cruel aud cowardly npl ever
committed in any civilized country,;
It is a curious and suggestive facSii
that all who were chiefly responsible:
for the execution of that innocent
woman have felt the unseen hand .of
the Great Avenger. Stauten, Secre
tary of. War, who was, perhaps, thd
worst of the number, committed sui
cide in a fit of remorse, although the
fact was sought to be concealed.
Preston King, the Senator from New
York, who repulsed Annie iSurratt
from the President's door, in liko
manner ended his own life by delibe
rately jumping from a ferry boat in
the North River, at New York, and
drowning himself. Audrew Johnson, /
who signed the death warrant -"-nd
despotically suspended the writ": olfo
habeas corpus that had been granted >
by tho couro, was ! stricken suddenly
with deal]) upon his return5 to ih^a
Senate after hb hat} loft the President)
cy. Judge Advocate Holt, who con
ducted the prosecution, long ago, dir.-.
appeared from public view^ and
whether dead or ali;re nobody, knows
and nobody cares. And Jo'-in A.
Ringham, who assisted Holt, wna
driven from Congress in disgrace aa
one of the Credit Mobilier bribe tak
ers, and sought refuge in Japan,
where he now is." - rt .
?:-.?.?.- ,nit
Senator Hampton's,Wound, ... .
One or two fragments of bone havo
been removed from Senator H.ampv
ton's wound during the past week.
As was hopefully anticipated by bis
physicians, nature is now performing,
the work of ejecting that , portion
Which has proved n sourco of irrita
tion for so many weeks, and it is only
necessary how to aid her efforts; to <.
the slight extent of removing .thei
fragments as they are presented. Ad
eecond amputation will not bo rcquir-.,
cd, as has beon so widely and errone
ously rumored and tho Senators*?
complete rocovcry may now be speed-.
ily looked for.?JVeios and Courier.
Tun ??Belles" call a great many
I people to church.

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