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HE UNDERTOOK.
Chicago, III., April 24.?Further
particulars of the attempted assassin
ation of ISdwin J3ooth at Mcyicker's
Theatre last night are given as fol
lows: The phry was "Richard XI,"
near the finish of the last act, when
Booth sat in the glare of a calcium
light with ajl the other lights turned
down and was engaged in the solilo
quy. Ho sat a little to the right of
the centre of the stage, with the pris
on on one side and the cottage on the
other. Gray sat nearly on a level
with him, in the first balcony, and
somo thirty feet distant, with the pis
tol concealed in his sleeve, in his lctt
hand holding a copy of the play,
which he had evidently been follow
ing, intending to fire only at the right
time. When the first sljot rang out
there was a dead silence'. Booth did
not stir; but, as a second ball came
whizzing down and ploughed its way
through a piece of board in the cot
tage an inch in thickness, he quietly
rose and went toward the wing.
Gray snapped his pistol again and
was cocking it for a fourth attempt
when the rush was made for bim.
As there seemed to be some doubt as
to Iho man, Booth again stepped
out and pointed directly at him. All
this time there was a wild uproar in
the house, and shouts of "Throw him
over," "Hang him," "Pitch him out
of the window," and the like were
heard. He was, however, speedily
hustled oil' to the station and locked
up. Qn his person was found the
following incoherent letter, which
clearly indicates his premeditated
purpose:
CincAaov22d, 1879.
Dear Katie :?Forgive these brief
but horrible lines. I left St. Louis
Monday evening. The Arm I was
with would not Increase my snlar3'f so
I made up my mind to return to Keo
kuk; but, being a lover of fine act
ing, I jame to Chicago to see Booth.
? But I was sadly mistaken. It would
?iajHLBootk one year of constant act
ing to compete with Lawrence Bar
rett's Richelieu, ? To-night he plays
Richard I. Katie, if I go to-night
ho will kill me or I him. In all
Sheakspere's works I find but one
man to compete with Booth, and that
is Isgo. My judgment ought to fore
tell nie that since I call Booth Iago
he could no more play Richelieu than
the dev>l could be an angel. I don't
know what to do. Every line I write
I prance the Hour as though I was
playing Hamlet. I am sorry I came
here, for I think the hangman has a
rope for me. Remember me to your
mother and sister. Yours truly,
Mahk Gray.
Gray says ho belongs in Keokuk,
but has been traveling for a St. Louis
dry goods house; that about three
years ago Booth wronged a friend of
his (whether lady or gentleman he
does not state), and that becoming
cognizant of the wrong about two
and a half years ago, he determined
to avenge it. He has only met Booth
once since that time, and that was on
the streets of St. Louis, when he was
not prepared. Gray says that he has
accomplices back of him, and that
Booth will yet suffer. He came here
for the express purpose of killing
Booth. Mr. Booth was not aware
that be had been Qred at, and went
behind the scene to quiet his wife,
who feared he had been injured.
Gray was brought before Justice
Summerfield this morning on a
charge of attempting to kill and
pleaded guilty. The magistrate re*
marked that it was lucky the charge
was not murder, whereupon Gray re
turned* "I wish it was." Bail was
at first fixed at 810,000, but as Mr.
Booth represented that he had been
told Gray had expressed a determin
ation to kill him when he was free
again, it was made $20,000. The
penalty for the crime is from one to
fourteen years in the Penitentiary.
It has been ascertained that Gray
attempted suicide about three years
ago in St. Louis. At that time he
was very dissipated, but has since re
formed. He bought his revolver yes
terday with theexpress purpose for
which it was used. It is said he is
Stage struck and intended to go on
the stage next fall.
St. Louis, Mo., April 2L?Gray
Was a clerk in the dry goods house
of Scruggs, Vandorvoort & Barney
until four days ago, and left because
he could not obtain an increase of
salary. Mr. Barney says Gray was
a good, salesman, and knows of noth
ing which would lead him to commit
each an act. The clerks in the store
speak of him as u quiet, reserved
youpg man who made few acquain
tances, was somewhat infatuated with
?t. >.? ? . ?
the s^age, and frequently said he in
tended to become an actor. Mra.
Abeling, with whom Gray boarded,
and Mrs. Billings, at whoso house
he lodged, say that ho frequent
ly did strange and foolish things.
They thought he was half orazy.
He said that all of his relations
wero actors, that he camo of a
star-actor family, and was going on
the stnge to do as his relatives had
done. Mrs. Bruin, a cousin who al
most raised him, says none of his
family were ever actors, but he has a
passion for the stage and is a great
frequenter of theatres. His father
died before he was born, hut when
ho came hero last autumn from Keo
kuk he said "my father is not dead.
I know he is alive, for I sat at the
same table with him some days ago
and he would not speak to mo, damn
him ! But I will get even with him
yet." Mrs. Bruin thinks that he bad
an idea that Booth was his father,
and that he is not responsible for
some of his acts. The Katie to whom
the letter found is addressed is a
half-sisier of Gray.
The prisoner, Mark Gray, remains
non-committal as to his reason for
attempting to assassinate the trage
dian, but assumes a mysterious air
and talks of his wrongs, of his re
grets at the failure and of his aspira
tions to become an actor.^The^theo
I ry is advanced that he believes him
self to be a blood relation of Booth,
and that his wrong consists in the
failure of Booth to recognize him.
Some of his words since his arrest
give color to this theory, but ho has
not aliinned it, and on the contrary
has said the actor was no relative of
his.
Personal Hatred.
There is nothing in the-world that
has seemed to us at times so unac
countable as this thing of personal
hatred. A subtle antipathy, appa
rently without any cause whatever,
this strange and it would seem un
natural disposition of some men to
hate and injure those whom they
have, perchance, never even known,
those who are in no way likely to
cross their path, and whoso manner
of life and thought?whose interests,
hopes, desires and pleasures are all
so far removed from those of the ma
levolcnts that one would think that a
hatred for the distant pleiades Would
be as saue. And yet in every man's
life is met some such wretch, instinct
with brutish hate, and who hisses the
curses of Shimei, the Benjaminite, on
tin' hapless victim of this unreasoning
malevolence, even though he be un
conscious of the urst prompting
thought, intent or deed calculated to
provoke the same.
Knlph Waldo Emerson, in an ad
mirable essay on " Perpetual Forces,''
solves for us the difficulty which
otherwise seems so inexplicable.
Tbis terrible proclivity of the evil
minded of the earth is entirely a
thing of temperament. He says:
"The animal instincts guide the ani
mal as gravity governs the stone;
and in man that bias or direction of
his constitution is often as tyrannical
as gravity. We call it temperament,
and it seems to be the remains of
wolf, ape and rattlesnake in him.
While the reason is yet dormant, this
rules ; as the reflective faculties open,
this subsides."?Columbia Register.
Dat'8 De Mystery.
Two darkeys bought a piece of
povk, and Sam, having no place to
put his intrusted the whole to Julius'
keeping. Next morning they met,
when Julius said:
"A most strange thing happened
at my house last night, Sam. All a
mystery to me."
*4Ah, Julius, what was dat?"
"Well, Sam, dis mornjn' I wont
down to do cellar to get a piece of
pork for breakfast, and I put my
hand down into, the brine, and felt
all around, but no pork dar-r-all gono
?couldn't tell what went with it ^ so
I turned up do barrel, and Sam, as
euro as preaching, do rats had cat a
hole clear fru dc barrel, and dragged
de pork all out."
"Why didn't de brine run out ob
de hole?"
"Ah, Sam, dat's dc mystery."..
Troops or no troops at th.e polls;
that is tho question. 'Tho President
says "Troop?," Tho Democrats say
"No troops." The country will sus
tain the Democrats.
MIDDLE PEN ITEMS.
condition of the crops -fine fishing,
mad dogs, etc.
Editor Orangeburg Democrat:
No doubt you have tbougbt cro
long ago that the pike has been the
unfortunate victim of some moneter
flab, or else he has been coasting on
the banks of the Middlepen waiting
for Mr. Farmer to cast out his flabby*
skin for the pike's untimely meal.
But, sir, he has been otherwise en
gaged, his time has been spent in ex
ploring the stream that leads to pros
perity, (Quisque auce fortunce faber.)
(Mr. Editor, I don't propose writing
on any general topio this time, but
merely to give you the news in gen
eral from thin quarter, in other words
Middlepen Items.
Cotton crops in this seotion are
very backward and farmers complain
ing of bad stands. Spme places they
haven't a third of a stand ; a great
many ploughing up and and planting
oyer; corn crop looking very
line for the season. Just here allow
mo to state that our enterprising and
energetic farmer, Mr. E. W. Brantley,
has made quite a discovery in the
the way of corn. He is using a corn
that he got from Dr. W. S. Barton,
called the 1 uscarora, whicn bears two
shoots to each grain. He heartily
recommends it to the public as being
the best coru this country has ever
seen, both for iu prolific qualities and
soundness of grain. (A trial qf the
same will convince any man.) Fish
have been biting nicely in the differ
ent streams, and especially in Mr.
Smonk's mill-race. I went a few
days since and in the course of two
hours caught a hundred nice perch.
(Who can heat this?) The race
seems to be inexhaustible. I suppose
to make a low estimn'.o there has
been at least a cart load taken out
in the lml week. (No one who has
gone can say hs returned with fisher
man's luck.) Mr. Editor, I thought
of you often when I was pulling those
nice fish ; but don't think for a mo
ment that my thoughts were like the
Irishman's, how far you were off.
Would have fished the Democrat
with pleasure but didn't have an op
portunity of sending them. The
fruit, I am sorry to say, has at last
commenced falling; don't know of
any one that will have any, except
our friend Mr. Starwall. His ways
or views for protecting the tree ore
worth imitating. But my idea for
keeping the fruit is to apply to Mr.
Kirk Robinson and supply yourself
with the glass jars, in years of abun
dance to preserve plenty for a wet
day. Mr. Editor, I suppose you have
heard so much of mad dogs that the
thing has become monotonous. One
of the most amusing scenes happened
on the Five-chop road a few days ago.
An aged negro woman, returning
from Mr. H. Snell's plantation to the
Q'Cain place, was overtaken by one
of these canines. Having heard of
the danger of coming in contact with
one of these dogs, under the inspira
tion of the moment she didn't know
whether to pray or run. Thinking dis
cretion the better part of valor, she
commenced operations, the dogs nat
urally pursued. She ran for about a
mile, not knowing where to go for
protection, or not knowing when she
passed home as it was late in the
afternoon, and not being able to dis
cern precisely what it was, she swore
it was Pluto or some of his aids.
One good thing it has done for this
community, it has put a quietus to
tho nocturnal ramblings of the de
condants of Ham, Mr. Editor.
I noticed in an issue of a past date
an article on School Conventions. I
am glad to see that tho citizens of
Orangchurg, even at this lato hour,
have put their shoulder to the mighty
wheel of civilization. Other counties
have gono into tho noble work, and
why not old Orangeburg follow the
noble example sot by her sister coun
ties. Are we to turn a deaf ear to
education?tho main guide of life;
(he only lamp by which wo aro to be
governed or guided, I am of "Blue
I Jeans' " notion. The sooner organ
ized the bettor, as delays are danger
ous. Let it not be an organization
for teachers alone, but for the en
lightened class of Orangchurg Coun
ty, for the purpose of advauolng tho
essentials of lifo and crushing the
evils of the future. Thcro will never
he any system in the free common or
private schools this county until
thin noble purpose can bo put In
working order. Hearken ye men of
mind to the call of duty, and vindi
cate the noblo cause of ^elvilteation.
Mr. Editor, no doubt you are wor
rie4 long agp >vitli tho redunduncncy
of tho same and for fear I am intrud
ing on good nature I will close,
Middujpkn Pike.
A Horrible Story.
Some employees of the Pittsburg,
Titusville and Buffalo Rsllroad relat
ed a strange and horrible story yes
terday. It seems a man died last
week at Triumph, a small place not
far from Tidtouto. TlU> body was
kept three days, and at the expira
tion of that tip4p w?8 buried. Then
some curious person remembered that
a sister of tho deceased fjad lain in a
death-like trance for several days.
It was Kuggesjed that th,e man had
been prematurely buried. The sus
picion took so strong n hold upon
the people that it was'resolved to
exhume the body, and the coffin was
disinterred Saturday last, alter hav
ing laid three days in the1 grave. The
lid was wretched Pff? when a horrible
sight greeted tho eyes of the resurrec
tionists. Evidently the supposed
corpse had revived, and tho wretched
man fought desperately for his life.
Imprints of his linger nails were vis
ible on the lining of the coflln, which
in Gome places was torn into shreds.
The coflln itself was stained and
wrenched apart atttnu jointings in the
death ogonies of the miserable man
who was buried alive. He had turn
ed completely over, and was found
lying upon his breast,, his distorted
countenance indicating the frightful
sufferings he had undergone.?Pitts
burg Dispatch, April 10.
A Good Word for Women.
John Led yard in his Siberian jour
nal pays the following tribute to the
women of all nations: I have observ
ed among all nations that women,
wherever they may bo found, are the
same kind, civil, obliging, humane
tender beings; that they are inclined
to be gay and cheerful timorous and
modest. They do no! 'v .itate, like
men, to perform a hospitable or gen
erous action ; not haughty, nor super
cilious, but full of courtesy and fond
of society; industrious, economical,
ingenious ; more liable in general to
err than man, but in general more
virtuous, and performing more good
actions than can he. I never address
myself in the language^of decency
and friendship to n woman, whether
civilized or savage, without receiving
a decent or friendly answer. With
man it has often been otherwise. In
wandering over barren plains of in
hospitable Denmark, through honest
Sweden, frozen Lapland, rude and
churlish Finland, unprincipled Rus
sia and the widespread regions of
wandering Tarlary, woman has ever
been friendly to mc, and, to add to
this virtue, these actions have been
performed in so free and kindly a
manner thai I drank the draught and
ate the coarse morsel with a double
relish."
What Next.
The Philadelphia Times says that
part of Ohio known as the national
government at Washington and the
State of Ohio itself clashed a little
b|t, at Cleveland, on Monday. T.
II. Casey, a love-sick soldier, desert
ed from the Jefferson barracks that
he might go to see his girl in west
ern New York. Whon arrested Cas
ey claimed that be enlisted, and
ought therhfore to get clear. A writ
of habeas corpus was taken out, aqd
the sheriff hastened to get his man.
But a squad of soldiers, who didn't
want the State to interfere, present
ed bayonets at tho Sheriff. The lat
ter called a posse to bis aid, and the
soldiers yielded. T/b,is friction be
tween the two grand divisions of
Ohio appears as strange as it would
bo if President Huycs should reach
up and hi to oh" his own nose.
Tin: citizens of tue back counties
in Kentucky are enterprising. In
Leslie county the following is report
ed to have occurred*;. Late in tho af
ternoon one of the jurymen placed
himself in the court house door, and
elevating his voice, cried out, "O,
yes, O, yes, gentlemen, the court are
adjourned till raprnin', tho Judgo are
drunk, and tho County Attorney are
in no better fix."
In 1800. Grant was a Bourbon
Democrat; in 1368 he was a half
bred Radical; in 1879. ho is. anything
ami everything that will enable him,
to "see" Washington's two terras
I and go him one better.
KNIGHTS OF $PQK.
?o?
THE ORDER IN A HEALTHY CONDITION
AND GIIOWINO UAl'IDLY.
Wo direct attention of our readers
to the interesting letter, published
below, from tho Supreme Dictator of
the Knights of Honor of the United
States. The Knights of Honor is an
Order which soon or late must com
mend ilGcU' to all intelligent men
who want an insurance on their lives.
Tho Circular is dated at Boston,
Mass., April 10, 1879, and reads as
follows:
To all Subordinate Lodges, Knights of
Honor t Greeting; '
It is with great satisfaction'that
the supreme officers submit the fol
lowing statement relative to the Wi
dows' and Orphan's Benefit Fund. It
is well-Ifqpwn that a large number of
deaths occurred,, in our ranks from
yellow fever during the past year.
Aside from this cause we suffered an
Unusually heavy death rate during
tbe'^nuturner months. Up to July,
1878, our deaths had not numbered
over twenty-one in any month.
In July the number of deaths was..S0
In August, from yellow fever.33
In August, from other causes.21
In September, from yellow fever..110
In September, from other causes. ..30
In October, from yellow fever.49
In October, from other causes.......88
In November, from yellow fever,.....8
In November, from other causes...,?4
Total from yellow fever, 193; total
from other causes, 143 ; making the
tQtal deaths from all causes in the
periodjof t fivo months, 3,36., and re
quiring the sum of $670,000 to meet
the calls upon -the; Widows' and Or
phans' Fund, an amount greater than
bad been disbursed from this fund
from the beginning of the Order, five
years previous.
To meet this extraordinary de
mand two assessments were laid in
November, two in December, three
January, three in February and two
in March, Much trouble was exper
ienced by the supreme officers in
placing the deaths in consecutive or
der by reason of the impossibility, in
lodges disorganized by the yellow
fever, of making reports of deaths
until long after tbey had occurred.
It was not want of sufficient evidence
of the death, but officers of lodges
were dead or scattered, and no one
was authorized to make the official
report.
These assessments have been met
cheerfully, and orders on the benefit
fund have now been issued upon all
deaths up to January 24, 1879, and
the assessment now in process of col
lection will pay all deaths to March
first.
Since October 1, 1878, orders have
been issued on the Widows' and Or
phans' Benefit Fund for the following
amounts:
In October, }878.87(1,000
\a November, 1878.60,000
?n December, 1878.100,000
In Jeruary, 1879.90,000
In February, 1879.140,000
In March, 1879 .154,000
And in April to the 10th.59,000
Total.8679,000
! The first death in the Order from
I yellow fever occurred August 12,
and the order for the benefit of tho
same was drawn October 10. The
last death from this cause took place
November 20th, and the order for
the same was signed March 21 ; or
! ders upon all other deaths by yellow
fever were issued between these
dates i
With a total loss more than double
that of any other beneficiary society,
we have p&jd in full every benefit
caused by the epidemic, and proved
to the world the ability of our organ
ization to successfully meet the se
verest trial. This work has been
done with hardly more than tho usu
al number of suspensions, and
?though our growth was temporarily
cheeked by the extraordinary do
j mand upon its resources, a rapid in
crease is now taking place all over
the country, and we now number at
least fifty thousand members.
Those events have proved the
wisdom ot our system of one general
jurisdiction for the Widows' and Or
phans' Fund, and the efficiency of
our laws for tho government of tho
Order. No extra, judicial measures
have been necessary to meet the
emergency, and all consultation re
quired between tho supreme,, officers
has. been, carrjod ,0^ by. letter.
A^lde from the payirjonts q( death
benefits about ?15,000 ,v/as contribut
ed voluntarily for the relief of the
living, who were in want and suffer
ing by reason of tbe epidemic.
In this record every Knight of
Honor may take a just prfde. It
places us in the front rank as a great
benevolent and business institution,
and secures a future of untold use
fulness fer our beloved Order.
Fraternally, in O. M. A.
J. A. Cummings,
Supreme Dictator.
To ?e ?hot.
Recently there arrived in Atlanta,
under arrrest by order of a United
States Lieutenant, n man named.
Colemau, from Knoxville, Tenn. In
the year 18G5 Coleman was a Feder
al soldier, stationed with his regi
ment at Knoxville. One nigqt be
and a comrade went to {ho house of
an old man, whom they supposed
possessed a large sum of money.
They began beating and threatening
the old gentleman, in order to force
him to show the hiding place of his
treasure. His daughter, a bright and
heroic girl, rushed to her father's as
sistance, when Coleman shot and
killed her. Ho was arrested, tried
and sentenced to be shot by the mili
tary authorities. Before tbe day of
execution rolled around Coleman
made his eseape and left for parts
Unknown. He was gone some six
or 6even years, and finally be return
ed to Tennessee, supposing all dan
ger had passed with the military.
But he was arrested by the civil au
thorities, tried, convicted) and sen
tenced to be hanged for the same of
fence. Now the military authorities
claim him for execution, and the
Tennessee authorities have given
him up. Whether he will be execut
ed\m the orginal flnding'sentence of
the military courts is not known. It
is more than probable that, should
be held guilty without further trial,
the President will commute his scl<*
tence to imprisonment for life. The
crime was committed over fourteen
years ago.
The Jews.
A Jew ! what is there in that name
that can be a reproach to any man,
woman or child now living on earth?
Moses, the wisest of law-givers, was
a Jew. Joshua, who command ad the
sun to stand still, and it did stand
still at the storming of Jericho, was
a Jew. David, "a man after God's
own heart," was a Jew, Solomon,
the wisest of men, whose famo is
groater to-day than when he built
the temple, was a Jew. The prophet
Elijah, who was not allowed to die,
but was translated to heaven in a
chariot of fire, was a Jew. All the
prophets were Jews ; air the apostles
were Jews; Jesus Christ himself was
a Jew ! His mother was a Jewess.
In ovary ?g? &nd country the Jews
have done their whole duty to the
country in which they have resided
and to society. Marshal Soult, one
of Napoleon's ablest marshals, and
who stood by him to the last at Wa
terloo, was a Jew. Judah V. Benja
min, one of the ablest and most faith
ful of Confederate leaders, was a Jew.
Senator Jonas, of Louisiana, is a
Jew. The present Prime Minister
of Great Britain is a Jew. But why
enumerate farther? From the earli
est dawn of history to the present
time, the Jews have furnished their
full tiiare of brave and honorable
men, and of pure and beautiful wo
men. Who has surpassed them in
public spirit, in works of charity, and
davolion to principle?
When the South begins to manu
facture everything her people needs,
tbe Blames, the Gnrficlds, and Conk
lings, will see where, the goose lived
that laid the golden eggs, aud how
suicidal it was in trying to injure
her. Just let politics alone and go
to manufacturing the articles we now
buy from the North, and it will not
mako much difference who is Presi
dent, for no one can save the North
ern cities from bankruptcy, or pre
vent tho South from prosperity.
The Arizona Enterprise says that
an "outraged" individual "enteicd
our sanctum the other day bursting
with wrath. Wo pointed to a Spen
cer rifle in one corner, a double-bar
relled shot-gun in another, and a pis
tol on our table, and stated that
blood was our game and. for him to
sajl,ig, M^kjy^ quiotly and calmly
ho copied. djpwjQ, smiled, and asid he
was mistaken, and sitting down, kind;
ly asked after our health and that of
our family."
DISGRACEFUL SCENE AT NlftUW,
THE DRUNKEMQ?OUPANTSOF A PRIVATE
BOX IN8ULTJSG AN ACTRESS ON THIS
STAGE,
Just as the curtain was rung up on
the second act of the spectacle of the
"Black Crook" at Niblo's Garden, oa
Wednesday night, a party of four
men entered the right hand lower
private box. They were all in even*
ing dress. They had been necn
drinking in the saloon of the Metro
politan Hotel, and the behavior of
three of them showed that they wcrq
influenced by liquor. One of them
was noisier than the rest. With one
of the Kiralfy brothers they passed
through the private gallery that leads
from behind the boxes to the stage.
Tho Lorellas were performing their
gymnastic dance and the space
around the scenes was thronged with
ballet girls and actors and actresses.
Three of the visitors passed down
the stage and back without misbeha
vior, but the fourth, a young man
with light mustache, who had been
the noisiest before, spoke insultingly
to one of the performers and exhibit
ed himself before the audience. He
put his arm around tbe ViTdst of oj\e
of the Ulm sisters, tbe Tyrolese siag?
ers. He was about to kiss heV, bus
she freed herself r\nd ran from him.
He offered a similar insult to another
of the Ulm sisters when he and his
friends were shown off the stage by
Mr. Kjrojfy. In tbe excitement that
followed, the fact was disclosed that
one of the visitors was ex-county
clerk Charles ?. JLoew. He was so-_
ber. In the box to which tho party
returned tbe other three vzese very
disorderly and noisy. The box is the
one on tho right band sido, opposite
that held by the heirs of the late Mr.
A. T. Stewart. It looks out on the
stage, and is itself behind the line of
the footlights. Throughout the per
formance the most disorderly of these
men Bought by word and action to,
attract or to annoy the women per?
formers who were obliged to stand
or pass near the box. Tbe attention
of the audience was distracted from
the performance. They were special
ly demonstrative toward M{ss M/arlpn.
Fiskc, but she paid them no atten
tion.
MJ39 Belle Howitt, in impersona
ting Stalacta, reviews tho ballet in
the Amazon scene, and tho stage is
thronged with women. The m>3n
in the box were most disorderly du
ring this scene. Their gesticulations,
and foul language were as piuinlv
understood in front as behind the
footlights. Miss Howitt, with flash
ing eyes, strode to the wings and
called to the stage manager, Mr.
Hammond, for relief from the annoy?
ance. Then she walked in front or
the box, and endeavored by her de
meanor to silence \\\c disturbers.
She imagined that they suspected she
had notified the managers, and were
angry, for one of them assaulted her
with the most obscene language, spo
ken so loudly that many persons in
the front rows of seats sprang to their,
feet and called out "Shame 1" ana>
"Put them out I" When Mr. Mul
ford, the manager, entered their box,
the same individual offered to thrash
him. Ex-county clerk Loew, who*
had remained quiet throughout o.\\
that has been described, assisted Mr..
Mulford in restoring order, and with,
bis tjree companions left the box,
and soon afterward tho theatre. Thq_.
utmost endeavors are being made to,
discover the names of the others of
the party ,~ffew York Sun.
Who are Gentry.
The other evening, at a dinner par
ty up town, one of the guests, the
younger brother of an English noble
man, expressed with commendable
freedom his opinion of America :uu\
its people. "I dp n,ftt altogether like,
the country," stud tljp younj; gentle-,
man, "for one reason?because y,qu,,
haxe no gentry here." "What do you
inean by gentry ?" asked another of
the company. "Well, you know,"
replied the Englishman, "well?oh,
gentry; oro those who never do any
work, themselves and whose fathers
before thom n&vcr did any." "Ah 1"
exclaimed his interlocutor, "then wo
have plenty of gentry in America,
but we don't, call, them gentry ; wo
call them, (ramps." A, laugh went
round the table, and tbjj jjQRug En
glish inan turned the conversation in
to another channel.?Graphic.
A stationary engine ig.a,common
sight, but did you ever see a rolling
mill or a walking beam,?.

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