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Their Origin 'and Labors Hardship
aid Disappointment Heccssarj to
Their Development.
F'ora Ballou'a GcniminSuiuhine onj
&hndow: The first thought which
s'rikes tis in this cotiocction is that
the origin of those whom the world
have called great men who have
written thsir names iod'iblr npon
ths pages oi history is often cf the
bnmblrst cbaracter. Bach men have
m t frequently risen from the rank.
In fact, fteniona ignores all social bar
r eis end springs forth wherever
htavsn fcas dropped ths seed. The
prandfst characters known in art, It
erators and ths use Jul inventions
hate illustrated tbe axiom that
"(rive deeds are the ancetto-s of
b ave men;" and it would almost ap
pear that an element of hardship is
necessary to the effective develop
meul cf tiua genius. Iodetd, when
we cimo to the highest achievemniita
of t'ie ureileit mind it seemi taut
they were not limited fcy rac, condi
tions of life or the circuastanw s o'
their age. "It is," says Etnereon,
"the nature of piet'y toipnng, 1 k
tbe rainbow, duujch'er nf Wonder,
frim llie it. visible, lo sbnltgh the past
and to rifuto all history." Hut ihip,
ot o: U'st, releis only to pittry in its
h ftiexi and nihleai conceptiois and
sen imonts, and then only in pipages
of a gieat work.
V need not coLilne ournelves,
however, to so remote a pvriod to il
lus late that geniui is independent nf
c'renmptf nces. Iuour random treat
merit of the subject there occurs to ns
tbe name of Bandocciu, one of th
moat loirned men of tbe sixteenth
century, who was tha s n of an itiner
ant shoemaker, and who wn him1 elf
brought up to the trade. Uelli, the
pr litii; Italian author and president
of ths Fluentne Academy, was a
tailor by trade, and of viry bomble
b r b. His moral d'a'oguee en'it'ed
JCafiriccidrt BoUajo ("Tbe Wtiims o'
tl.e Uo per"), have been pipnounoed
by rotnpeteiit crit'ci to bo extraordi
nary lor originalty and p q'lancy,
while all his works are remarkable for
purity rf diutiin. Uanova, tbe sju'p
tor of world-wide fame, whs thi sna of
day laborer in the imrble quarries.
Opie, the distinguished EnnUs't paint
er, rarnel his biead at tbe carpenter's
trails nntil his majority, bnt be'ore bis
d-ath became pmitssjr of painting in
t' o Royal Academy.
Amyt, the brilliant (cholar and
pr ffsior nf Greek, Hebrew and Latin,
who is ranked among those who have
-eon'.ribntid must towards tbe perfec
tion of the French langurge, learned
to wr.te upon birch bark wi'h cba
ccal, while he lived on a loaf of bread
per day. This man r se to be grand
Imongerof Franca, acd prjwd that
courage, perseverance and genius need
no ancestor.
Beraner, tha lyric poet of Franca,
whossrSectiveneas and purity of style
lefy ctiticlsm, wa st one time a bare
footed orphau on tbe boulevards of
the (jrfat city. Ills verses, bold, pa
trio ic and tatirtcal, were in every
month am rg th mss'es of his coun
trymen, contributing mors than any
other rwus to produce the revolution
i 1830. He had tbe noble Indepen
dence to refuse all official reccynlion
anler governmet. Kachael, it will be
remembered, was in her childhood a
street ballad finger. A reddest of the
French rapiial once pointed oiU to tbe
writ,. t a spot on tbe Champs E'ysees
where, at the age of 12 years, so pale
as to seani scarcoly more fait a
shadow, she used to appear daily, ac
companied by her brother. A rude
cloth wassprsnd on the trjund, upon
which she stood aod rci'ed tragic
scenes Tom CorneMt end Kacine, or
sang patriotic sonvs for pennies, a -oom
panted on ths violin by her
broth r.
Thorwaldsen, the great Danish
sculptor, was tbe son of an humble
Ice'andio fisherman, but by retain if
native genius he r. sa to bear the
name of the greatest of molerusrnlp
tots. He loft in the Copenhagen Mu
seum alone 000 grand examples of tbe
art he adorned. Many of ourrvaHen
will lemi motr having seen n ar Lu
cerne, Switser'and, one of bis most re
mukab'epi ceof sculpture represent
ing a wounded aod dying lyon of
c )1ok al nlze, designed to commemo
rate the huioio fidelity ot the Swim
Onaida who fell August 10, 1792
Tnorwaldsen ai pjssionately fi nd of
children, to that the moment he
rtered tbe hous he gathered all the
juveniles about hiin j anl In moft ol
uls m.rhle group be introdurei chil
dren. IU never married, but made
In biaucifui mietr.S", the Roman Fr
tanata, ctlebratid by repenting her
ce in many of his hied gioope.
Tborwa'dn gave an impotent) art in
his na iveiountry whch L a no like
example la history j indied, art Is to
day the re'lginn of Copenhagen, and
Thorwald-en b its pioplut.
Win kela a m, aathur of ths Hilary
of Ancient Art. lived in iwuorance and
ob runty until the prime of his life,
wbeu h b cam famous. Linil r wai
buiy with au'horfhip until rfter Le
w s80. The Karl of h-tban mala
lit's rocs remarkable oratorical athrt
at 70, and our own Auir can ora or
and staleimsn, Robert O. Wintbr jp,
at a s ill later teriod ( f his life. Fon-tenell-
c iminued lun litera'y pursuits
ntii he was 0!), t!oeoinirg In the
water of his days," is Lord O rdry
ro e of Itim. MeimnP, the celnhrat d
Jrerch orit n a d f,rbola-, wrote soo
ue s aid epig am- a' 00. Ju ins Kca'
igor, fKr,im.wnid LeliinfchoUrsnd
inot, .'ira ed to bin Bon, t tl.e a tf
,4i 2i 0 VHSsif Ins ow.i euuipo ill n
f un mrm.rir. Jlr (iUdsone aid
John Ergh-, tin K- glUh stet-emen,
sr m. ire ireeni ex inpif o' O'kturienl,
meuttti sod i huical powers in ad-
va"C"d ynn. lie-rg,! Bhuh oft, tn
Amwai lrsoriau, in hie Ntitb yenr
l etill . rnuir ! in nut lir.-hip, and
M hit.ler ami H mrs ere writing with
nnibittd v gor a n.a ly fcO jears of
Mi s h. i ibeth Poa ody, at 84, is
at'll a vigtio'js writer mid artivo nhi.
lan'hropet, and 'hi sn'ne may b
eaidd iViru. .Inla War.1 Hiwe at the
age of C6. Mrs. Ilowf, indeed, is oae
of th? f ;reni'Bt ot inirri. HU women,
wh ''he' e egar-l the r peiiets ol tier
scholar bin. tlie hrejdth nf her ui'd. r-
etm diug the r cirees of her lmaem
linn r tf.e quiet intrepidity with
twi n ilifot auiptom r.'bt letoims
i.'in noox 's Mil ot upigr 'mnn'ic
touoie, a i The vanit' f au.tiors ib
iheir sham Bd ouitht to be the'r ee-
et." ' I; is betit-r io i uriab our ap
,pe I linn to bi puijisl eJ by tnem."
illi-re iia pirul arly ii t ris'.ing pai-
Tn ce t st U en's are usually
oii I d witti the m st arute a nitibil
i y. R. ties su imaiin-d a phantom
ve' by tis tide; Luther had his d
mor", who frequented bli study ft al.
home, r'o realn-tio wss ti e great re
ioraier's imfglcation, that he waa ac
customed to throw at the intruder any
article neat-set at band. Tbe con
fneion this caused may easily be con
ceived when on one such oc
casion he cast bis inkstand,
with its contents, at tbe snpprssd
demon. Cowper'a weird snd f ital
meessnger wi l also be remembered.
Taso's spirits glided in the air, and
Mozari'a "man in blark" indnced him
to write bis own reqniem. ButJohn
snn raw omens in 'he mo t tiifling
c renms'ace s, II be cnancen, in
fv sing out of the hons, to place hia
eft foot foremost, ha wr.u a return
and i-tart with the right, as promising
imnjuui'y frm acc dent and a safe rf
tun. Strange as it rray teem, this
eminent and profound man pat faith
in a long list af equally ridiculoui
omens in every day life, lie was a
most voluminous and versat le writer.
aod excelled in delineating female
cbarac era, thongh Barks did say "all
tbe ladiis of his dramatis poisons:
were Johnsons in petticoats." few
persons with means S3 limited as his
ever spent mire for charitable pur
poses, end if his deposition waa irril
table hia heart was kind.
la tllearal aa4 Can He Pnalahed for
Halntalnlna the 4'omblnMlloa
Aflrr Ike Nllre af the
New York Herald: Is the Pennsyl
vania coal rxiol-a legal rr an illegal
combination ? Is It or i-i it not beyond
the learrb of the law of the land 7
Can a fet of railroad or uvning cor
pora ions combine w.th impunity to
i reatn a monopoly in that article of
netvisity, to reHtrint its productiop, to
control us sole, to advance it price 7
Are corporate speculators tree to uidka
tich and poor consumers alike the vic
tim! of extortionate cha-goj ia oider
to enrich themselves? Is there any
check upon tbe exercise of such a
power for harm and m'sery but the
will ot thrsa who ew.y it r
In shor:, is tbe c mmuoity in ths
matter of a common lice r-s tv of life
at the mercy of a to ml ination of
money making corporations I
These are quesiioQs of vital import.
Their answer concerts everv con
nnnier of coal, effunts every flris de.
They have a brrailer and a deeper
signitkance. If there is no prottctioa
for the people against so unscrupu
lous monopoly in coal there is none
agrioet an unscrupulous monopoly in
any article of daily consumption. If
there is no power to pi event "c -mere"
iu sue necrBsary ui lire, meie is Done
to prevent them in any.
Gov. Palti-OD. ot Pennsvlvania, de
clares that the members of the anthra
cite c:al ombira'.lon have violated
tbe oonstitu ion of the 8;ts "con
stantly, dill .nt'y and fligrsnly," and
he bus propeily callod upon tbe Attor
ney General to enf tree and vindicate
the law. Indeed, it is f jr those rail
road crrporatlots to show that the
mere h. t of tbeir engiitlug in mining
ope at'OLB is not a vio'a'ion of ttie
provision of the constitution which
forbids a common carrier to engage in
ruch busiaera. The co.opanits (him
that tbe lnviolebi it y ol t'leir charters
exempts them fiom this coniititntional
provision. But to maintain such po
sition each company will, nndtr a re
cent opinion of the Pennsylvan'a Su
preme uonrt, pare to es'ablish tbess
points: First, that its charter was
granted by IVnnnylvaoia; second,
that it was granted prior to 1855:
third, thst it Las ni tb. en modi Add by
the acceptance t i new privileges since
185S; fourth, that tbe comnanv was
exprtsdy chsiteiedto mine and tell
coal. 1'. wi 1 not bti e sy for any mem-
oer oi tne c at cnmo naiiori to sustain
these pointi, acd failure to do si will
be (allure to esuape tie operations of
tbe c oa Uutlon. But there 1 another
aspect of t-iis mttter more point' d
anu s g.nticant than the cinHltu'looal
leaae. Tne Supreme Court of Penn
sylvania hks ddcland tln.t a rombiOE-
tion to advauce the price and tontr.il
the slo of coal is a oneDiracv nun-
Iblubla by the criminal law. Tbii
opinion, which now has a tirrnly in-
teiesi ana iinponanct at g'eat thBt
we print tne ma ertat parti ol it else
where in the Herald tbii morning,
was given in the case of a coil comb -nation
strikingly analogous to tbe one
that now fxo.tes pubi c at ention.
The emphatic terms in which the
Cnuit proncaccod not only unlawfal
but criminal, a combination to met
xtor ionats pric s for coil are as ap
plicable to t;e present ci se as the one
then at the bar. 'Tne domestic
h arth," said tbe Cou t. "the furnaces
of tbe inn n aner and tin firms of tbe
mnuLcturr, all hel the rettralnt,
while many Lands aie paralysed and
uungry montosa inied. The influence
of a lack of supply or a rise in the pr'ce
of an a tic o of s ich pr' me necessity
cannot ba meas-ired. It permeates
the entire maes rf tbe c immunity and
leaves few ol its members untouched
by it withering blight, Such a ci n
t'att it m ne than acoi.tract. It is an
ifiVse'1 lbs impirtat decision
was rundi-red ss long ago as 1871. but
It still r pre ents a living prinolpU iu
the lsw of i hi common wealth. Asre
cntlyasl881 it ws ci'ed, with ap-p-oval,
iu a criminal case by iboCoait
ofliimrter 8ss:om in Philad. lphla,
which d. chred tt.at "U c mhlnations
t) itcrsase the cost of anything
bought and s Id ara criminal conBpir
scl s."
The law of Fennsylvan'a 'a not pow
erless aa nt eu h a t ubli-3 abusa as
tint pracic'd by the anthracite coal
coiubinaii in, and the law has only to
ce e. utceu to r in iiy the evil.
Yoor tetter jutl cam to in., Willy,
And you Snd ttii.1 you don't fiiric.t?
lou'vt tried fur then month. Uh, you
And re ur. that jon lore ma yet?
Ati I li.no d.ri . o rweet, I avknoalodaot
In tht dear old town b th. eea
Whn llie head uf hie olui in rollta
Took a lar.ry to me.
Don't n that I haven't a heart . Will I
I think . f tan rait with i..rtt
And thnuicn w.'v. eo hint; bem ai.art, itlll
(1, t io, find it f r.l lo forum.
Vi ht nnnn.na. I'm writina 1 Ned Carey
And he aod lUh'h -und you know Mary
Ar uevoiaii to mo.
Jack Whitney he rum. Into rannoy;
And o hae Nell Phko I by the way,
Sh- luarriad old Pale aint it lunnyr
tla'l .vhiii It !,'
Her t'oueau. ol cnurre, .ama from Parlrt
imr DriuermHiuii we a iuejrffie Mcivee,
Tha Werton airln, lloutrit-o liariia,
Celia Carter and me.
Another, they nay, in t-'ei tember.
nu ie in. event ol tliese.ir
The e-ronm il youn Itojd you remember
.I" rirlo: li .yd. Iit iu and UeerT
lt (imp wed to (fold, myi llama Urundyi
1 hnl hi. mLIIb . - ...Li.
- ... H , n n r 1.11, IU P, j
That ibe tiira on her drtii on Monday)
That il'a orderid by lua.
Thm mine' the opinion that'll nked for
l'r. tiiiwer, lh leaf 1 1. u.l h. winet
That my poor 1 tile wile tre tieked for
lheeulir. i-erf rmanoa, in fine.
Th haiipy (irl len't llrao. Hreel.y,
i-iir c.en m7 rou-m .iiarie;
Thoy uy-jou know t.nIUet rnn in freely
f , f ",,l".ll'lli I.Tn.i
Kmtk llnll ia llarp,r'i Jafjifiil.il..
Dns MiTciiRix & Maory have re-
rooved tbeir ofiices to their new aana
tariutn building, No. Ill Court street,
A Career Unique for Its Wickedness
From the Cradle Almost
to the Crare.
Naw Yobk, October 0. A special
from Allapaba, Ga., to tbe Sun tells
the following story of the crimes and
float suicide of one of the most despe
rate rriminals of theSiuth: Benjimin
W. Furlong, who cmmi'ttd siiuide
here two weeks ago, tad led a UU of
Riogular desperation. From tbe time
when he was a boy to tbe hour of bis
dtath he was a terror to every neigh
borhood in wbich he lived. At the
sge of 15 a responsible pod ion in a
sawmill owned by his brother-io-'aw
at Pine Bloom was given him. One
day a colored leamtter was found in
his wagon dead, with bis throst cut.
It was developed that young Furlong
had bad a quarrel with the teamste-,
wbich ended in the tragedy. Tbe
murderer disappeared and was gone
several yr are. When he returned he
returned his desperate csreer without
ever having teen oiled to account.
A little over twj years ago Mr. R.
P. Nbeppard, a wealthy g-mtleman
of Havaonah, fitted up u rawoull
at Vencevilie, on tie .niniwitk
and Albany read, in which i.e invested
$30 0.0. He placed lien Furl ng a d
his brother Johu in charge of i, nd
having the utmost confidence in them,
left .it mtiiely to tier maoag-'monr.
The clia'ge of such a large businees
turret! Furlong's liad ccnip'nt -ly.
li t bgan drinkirg teavily, neglected
bis wife and family and took to the
companion, hip ol wantons. O eday
he rode up to hi-i house with a wo ran
from Sttvanmh, and taking her in,
prr-iented ber to his wife, siying:
"Piioahoutas, bo do you like this?
Ain't she a beauty?"
The dishonored wife br.ki into
tears, wberenpon her Imebund seizid
her by tbe hair and dragged her
across the flior, etamgi: g up n her
and hreakiog a chair to pieces aito s
her body. The pa r thn re-en tr. d
the buggy and drove ill, havio? the
wife uiicoi'scious upon the flior.
Tere she wai found several house
lator by s me paes'ng neighb if.
When ber stiry became kr-own tbe
utmo.-t indignation inevnilod. Par
ties of men started in pursuit
of the recreant husband. He was
raoght up witbat a country hou e,
where be sat with a Wiocht-ster r fie
acids his knee, "I'll blow tbe brains
out oi tbe first man who dares to
ctme nesr me," he said determinedly.
For reveral hours tbe posse stood at a
respectful dibtance, dreming da 'ra
tio ii the better part of valor, aod then
retired and left Furlong master of the
si uvion. Mr Sarppard soon became
aware tf the sta'e of eff dr', sud die
patched a trutitfd egent to Vanceville
to take cbarga of tbe busmen. When
tbe ag nt arrived at the mill ha found
hat John Farlong bad received in
formation of his coming, and h'd
scrsped to?e'h r $10,000 of the mill's
money and skipped nu'. for Texas.
Three months later news was received
of John. a tragic death in that (state.
He bid in some property at a sbeiilTs
sa'e and offered part payment in notes.
"Tout was not in the bargain," raid
the Sheriff. "You ara a liar," retorted
Therep'y wai a bulht from the
Sheriff's revolver, which pierced
J ihu's heat. lathe mesnt'nie lin
Furlong threw iff a'l restrains.
Whenever be c ade his appearance,
all the offiR'ri s emed ti withdraw in
hia favor. On one occaion he hoarded
the train bound for Hruriswic, and
goirg into the colored co ch took a
sea'. In front of him sat a
nrgro. "Throw thst rigar oat of the
window," ordered For ong. 1 1 ave
paid lor mv sea' aod do not want to lie
disturbed." Inst nt'y Furlong canght
he iegr by tbe hraJ, puded
it back over the se t and
in rule reveral Innges with his knife
into tbe negro's threat. Furlorg
j limed off ths car and escaped into the
woods. On another occasion Furlong
sought out Engineer Brock on th
Brunswick and Albany roa), and
aBked him if he wan'ed tbe money
wbich was doe him. O a Brock mak
ing an affirmative rcp'y, Fur
long sad: "If you dr. lust
t ko thst," firing kt tne same
time and sttiking the englnier
in the abdomen. About six months
ego Furlong gave some evidence rf
ref irma'inn, to encourage which his
friet ds united and started him once
m -r in bueines', wi b headquarter
at S iiff.onthe Bmoswick aod Albony
riatl. Hut his leiormaMon was of
shirt duration. He always went
amed, ar-d would shoot into a crowd
cf colored pwple j ns'. for te purpose
of seeing mem ecatter. On Septem
ber 1st be star ed in a big debauch,
aud was so desperate) th t even bis
ciufederat'B feared him. On the night
of Tburs 'ay, 8 ptember 23 i, he called
n s wne and ctnmr n to him, asked
thorn to la-don him for his past bad
esuduct, and dec'ared that ths morn
ing light wonld find him a new man.
Alter klesicg ttem heretirtd to bis
room, where he was f nnd au hour
la er in a coma'ore condition, and by
his ajde w.'S an emn-y laudanum vial
The end came bef re morninu, and
win tie news ci furlong's
diatrt wont rumors of a darker crime.
No one would speak fur over a week,
and thrn the etory came out, which
established tbe fact that Furlong hat
been driven to lulcida bectuseof a
minder which he had commit ed two
weeks befoie, aid in the commis inn
of wh ch he bad two confederate. On
the down freight train or September
7th w Jese Webb, colored, who wa
in b wroh of employm nt. H w
put tff thetrjin at trie Sn ff mill,
whirs Fanong epofed l.imasa man
who had pn-v ously enti r.d into a
extract witn Mm. Webb nf bed to
go with Farlr ng, whereupon the latter
ee:s-d him and, handcuffing Vim, pat
him under guard i f J. M. L dinn, a
white man from Atlaiitu, and Tom
Hbaron. Webb made a b eak fur
libity, running toward t'ie awatnp,
with Forhmg n fu 1 purnnit. A d s
rharae from Furlongs riflj brought
Webb to the giontd in a dump of
bushes about 400 yards from ihe
house. Winn Furlong retnrd
to tbe house he put all under
notice thet he would kill the
first one that "pa'!hd." Furlong
I -of' on and Sharon, eaci cmryinga
dou'd bariel ed at o gun, went down
to where the wounded negro lay.
Furlong in his desperation, cut the
vlct m's ttrra For thrte dava and
time nights thov kept the victim
therein sight of help and yitgvtg
hun none. On the third dn they
k 1 ed him and dngsed ti e hodv into
tie back jard wliiroit was bit i.d.
When the tody a exhumed by tte
coroner.it wai f und that tbe skull
wasrnished inthne places. In the
niau's nmu'h was a roll ol waate. inch
ts is used for pckirg bnxea on rar
whee's. The itrange pan ot tbe stoiy
is that for thiee weeks fullv filtv men
knew ol tha murdo-, talked of it
among themselves, and yet stood ia
such mortal dread of Furlorg that
tbey did not daie to tell the story
nntil his (u'cide removed all danger.
The two accomplices iu the murder
havs fled the country.
On word ia breathed throu.h falllns leavoi
One word repeat th. rustling heavaa,
Ai day. (row brief and ni.htt increate,
And aala yoicei oeaia.
Tt rulea tha woodland wrapped In baie,
Th field that (ave ul wheat or maiie,
Th vineyard tlope. tha orchard row
W her heaped applea glow.
Th oo umolaood wind ihall fret,
Arouiio them to I "nd red el;
tio tr a wou'd now be green, no field
Kegaiu it lurnmer yield.
No plant would from th eager froit
Hedeem on hlonotn it hath loit;
For Dow. fulfilled in aeed or fruit,
Life home, at th root.
No be It fooded cell complete
Would chang for lumuier'i unatored wt;
No bird III Maytim rapture thrilled,
lit neit would now rebuild.
0 bit Delight! We to r blent
In th toft waning yaar'i content.
What though from far Youth's qulekdit
There oomei a wooing sound?
Thou heareat, but tkou wilt not grieve;
Though th moro. mora iweet ia eo.
Bay (thou, upon whoie lipa Lor bund
Thou wouldat not now be young I
On word ) breathed throuih falling leaves,
Oue word repeat tha runtlmg eheiiraS,
Aa dayi grow brief and niliti iucron.;
'I hat ningle word la Pence."
Edith M. 7'Aomm in Brooklyn Mn a ait nr.
Tells What lie Ihluha nf Poe In Ibe
'ltioolilyn MnaSzlae."
"Bu' thcuh Vis looks were at rct
ive, undeniably, his i hief charm was
his volte, wlircu was unusuul in its
conve suioual rat-ge, now low snd
round end sweet, n w lining to keen
ness ai d thti lingly 8 wee; like a
woman's, and . then again so sharp as
to eugtzeft en ecid. I ts nev-r fa
vored w th the burets nf 'supra mortal
elcquence' by which his enemy, Gris-
wo d, admits he enm-times astonished
people. I think I 8 iw him rath' r in
his svewg, every i'ay mood", end he
etrncK nue asheing fonder if t linking
than of giving exprewinn to thought.
I have doubted whether, had he not
been lo'ced by poverty, he wou'd
bave written much. Had he bono
lie!), it seems to me, his exqriisits
eeur o of t eioty in cohir snd form
would have satisfied itself in
the creat'on ol casMes a It
Bcckford. and in landjcape set-
deiilng on tbe colossal sca'e hinted at
in some of his etjrus for icstacce,
the 'Domain of Arnheim. Bui, of
cou-se, ench spetuiRt one are idle, for
he was toor; be was m jre than poor:
having been rais. d rich, as tbi South
erners ray, be wa curse! with pov
erty. I saw nothing of h's priva'.e
life, b it I used lo me t him in a little
eating house on Nassau street, New
York, in talk he could be humorous.
but was generally sarcastic or scien
tific. In fact, bo was the on'y man of
letters 1 ever knew wbo seemed to
love dry knowledge; and though be
ridiculed the ui-thema icians as a
claa', be was more deeply versed, por
hep', in things of that kind than in
general and noetic lore. I do not
think he knew more Greek tbaa the
average Harvard s'udeut. In Lat'n I
believe he was profoundly (killed,
even to a minute knowledge of tbe
later Christian Latinists; while in
French, Spanish snd I alian I should
fancy he was tolerably profi
cient Ha critical faculty overbal
anced his creative, aud, siy what they
may cf his general savagery and occa
sional pxrca'ity in this lice, a'l bis
imprrtent library verdicts seem to
bave stood and h'cimemore firmly
fixed by time. "Ciltbiok Poe was
a drunkard T Well, no; not in the
years I knew him-Cir a'uey not an
habitaal drinke'. I only remember
orce seeing him in liquor, and on that
occasion it was iu tbe li'tle eating
honse I men'ioned he Btipgered up
snd begao upbraiding ms in half hu
morous, hslf tamest fashion fur cot
accepting a p em of h's ' 1 1 -Id him I
should bave been glad t-, bate mhlii't
afford to pay h m a fiir price, and he
ra'sed the si 'go by remarking with a
hiccup and his nearest approach to a
smi'e, 'it was a grat mishtake, Sar
gent ("hic),gret mi.-htakel I would
have mo ttlized you, eir 'mortslise 1
And Their Alllea, the Greeabackers
aad Hepubllcara.
IcoiBispoNDisoa or ths irriaL.I
DvsKesuao, Tknn., October 7. The
Tayh r hr . titers spoke to a large c. n
conr.e of people bere today, which ia
by the best judges estimated 'at 8000.
There was a grand ttreet parade on
horseback, headed hy Col. Taylor aod
Oapr. H. L. Fow kfi in aeplendid car
riage bedecked with Hags, and tbe col
umn headed by a large fltg with Tay
lor, Glass and Fowlkes painted in
Urge letters n it. Capt. Fowlkes is
the Democratic candidate f t Repre
tentative, J. N. Park r is tbe Prohi
bition caodidete for Representative
and J. L. 8'i cUir Republiean candi
date. Tbe Pml ibitinn Alliancs gob
bled up toe Dis'rict Convem
tioa of our c ty, and also
the Couotv Conventfcn, and
nominated Mr. Parker, and in the r
County O ioveniion voted Greenback
er., Pri.hib tiou and Republican dele
gates for Mr. Parker, and one of
their deitgttes voted lor Bt. John
for P.esidntit, a id snid in public tbat
"it was a disgrace to tne American peo
ple ti e e. t euch a rasa as Mr. Cleve
land." Tbey tnink it an outrage be
came the Democrats don't support
their man snd ins'st Mr. Parker is not
a Prohibitionist , bnt in his speech last
Lhurfdsy, at Duke a choolhouse, he
laid: "I adm t dp'. Fowlkes is a man
wb can lane his drii k aud not get
drunk bu-.where are his comrades?
Tuey fi'l dronkarde' graves ths San
ders boys, Co'. Bmtrn, Cap. Shoat
fierce, Co'. Dawson and His (Oept
Fow k.'s) 1) othei-in-law, Mr. 8t-v
Wo id." Cj!. Dawsoa was killed
while It a ing ris r giment in battle,
and a inure i.a lant or braver so'd er
never lived. Mmsrs Wood, Pieroe and
the ethers be meuiio-ied were a'l good
m n, aid nut o e of them died of
diunkeu cr ir.t"mperate excers. Does
n ii triis Fpe-h lui k tike prohibition ?
The Democrats cf ol t Dyer will not
allow tbe ch ak of Democracy to be
pltctd over the Pruhihit'on child and
Dame it Dyaoiocrcy. The fact is that
tt.e Mlliauui'a of lids county pulled it
loi soiin. They should have wai ed
and lt it get ripe. TkoraVd ForlHee
aud Taylor.clubttf xroiniriinjeaw't dis
trict of, ths loanty.liBl Hty will 'ary
Prnhik.tinn fand.J Rapablicvnia: so
deip that. tViey i wllljnerer l8 reeur
rct;d nntil iGsao iHl b'ona his born.
Tbe t-p akutg pass-d off qnletly aod
ame.bly ti bo h par iee, atid left us
an inuy tiuprwed win tns anility o
our 1) mocntic standard bearer, and
we are prou 1 of the talented eons of
old TiniBsen. Tbe tiibnte Qui. Tay
lraid to the memoiy of Andrew
Jonifoo br mght tea s io ths eyes of
many old men wbo yet revere tha
memo y of that d s ingnished eon of
Ten tie we. Three cheers for Taylor,
G'aas and Fowlkea. oso.
SlMcrll for tht AvP&n
MNInten TIevr of the Urand Old
Man as to tbe Public Opinion
of the South.
Niw York, October 7. Ths Tribune
nuo'ishw, as fcroisbed by tbe Nirto
American Cable Company, the follow
ing tnrrview w th M-. GlaJstone by
Mr. Gill, an Irish Nati--na'.-a' memter
of Parliament:
After Inncbeon Mr. Gladstone, pit
ting on a low crowned hit aud sniii g
a (tout walking itick, led a few of hie
gues s on aa exn'oia hm of some of
tbe beanties of Hawrden Park. Oi
our way we passed again .through
his private atuoy, "JhB Temple .f
Peace," as he cl s it. Theie are tree
writing disks In this beaut;ful room.
At one he does his pollical writing, at
another, a fer p'easanter nook, clear y
the favorite, looking out npon a circle
of noble limes which go by tbe name
of St John'a diessinir room, his lit
erary work ia done. The third d's is
Mrs. G MM o iii's. Books were everj
wbeie about tbis room, not only on
the walls, bat in ca-e siandirg at
light angles from the rrga sr rheives
"I am very vain," said orr 1 osr, "of
my pa ent for s'acking h-otks. 1 think
t.hut I ran got more books into a givou
space than any man I kiow, but lit ns
tsk advantage of ths mtshine aud
get into the park."
We made for the mlns of the old
baronial castle of Ha warden, s a"tlinii
on a lofty (mini nee to the went of the
uio 'ern ra.ro. M- Gladiloue wa ked
io eagerly ar.d bribkly us lh hill that
he soon ould stut c-d our small nartv.
some of wiiom,t.ltbo'igh yooogenorgh
to Oh I ja children, fount tha Ciimb u
pretty stiff trial of t eir wind.
'Tuat old foitnss," he said, point
ing to tho rtiiu with his stick, "is one
of the emblems of tbe difficulty the
cutiiihii rait m ruling toe weisn. in
formir times they had to er.ct their
strongho'ds all along tbe Wehh bor
der; now tbe We'sh are the moit
ia iiy governed people in tbe whole
wcrld. Why? Bacatiee tbey govern
themselvts. Like the Scotch, tbey
ve praii cat autonomy. An tne
Welsh are s splcnd d oeoDle: their
enrhnsiasm in our canso is mcguifi-
"I bava heanl of that." I remarked.
"from some of my ci lh agues who
were in Wales dur ng tbe la e "lea
lion. They said tbat tne warmth of
Welsh sympathy with the Irish caufe
was an astonishing revelation.
"Yrs,"eaid Mr. Giadt tone, pausing
a moment in his c ixb, "that enthusi
asm misled me. Our managers, rely
ing too much upon it, neg'ected organ
iraiion, but it is a trem-ndous grow
ing fun e. From what I know I am
ceitain if there were an election to
morrow tbe five last Tories wbo rep
resent Welsh constituencies would bj
thrown out."
Latvr on, in referring to the Ir'sh
qneetion again, I spoke of the inteiest
aud sympathy Mr. Gladstone's a t on
in introducing tbe home rule b 11 bad
aroused a 1 ovsr the world, and Mr.
Glcditone mentionud ai an instance
tbe sbbot of an Auitrian monatt ry
he had viti'ed dnriug his recent conti
nental tour who was a strong Home
Ru'i r, sble todiicti s with him details
of hi j scheme end wanting to know
when the second reading of Mr. Pa -pell's
bill was coming 08.
By tbis time we had viewed the a
tie, and while returning by anoiher
pa h tatbe house the lajy Mayirass
of Dublin Lad been urging Mr. Glad
B'or.e to visit Ireland.
"At my t me if life," he said, smil
ingly, in answer, "it dres notd o to play
tr cks with what God his le t u. I
should delight to vu it lie and, but I
fear unle'g there were some radical
object in view that it would mt bu
wise to attempt lha under aUng."
"Then you wonld hardly thii k of
viei ing America," I said, "though if
you went tbe American people would
give you such a reception as they
i ever gave any stranger sicca La
fayette." 'Ab ! Amerci," he said, "America
has given us noble morel help Wifi
tbe excei t;on of lha South toera has
bsen absoluta unanimity ia support of
our measure, but in the Southern
States I think don't you there has
been some difference of opinion.
Count MunEter recently to d me that
tbe Americans iu Paris are not by
any means unanimous upon tbe mat
ter, and I sad yen will find the die;
s-ntients are cbi fly Southerners."
Mr. Gladstone's vie in this matter,
I hastened to asstirs him, was unjust
to ths louth, ai far as all that was
reputaVe in t e pyres win'. The
Sou h, I slid, wss as rtroogly with
him as the North. This rsenrance
plea-ed him great'y, and he then
meniionid that te undereUol that
Mr Iowell, t'ie late American Minis
ter, was in fa v. r of his bill, while be
had hetrd that Mr. Poelps waa against
T w-uld like to appeal to vou as an
Irish Natiot.alist," Mr. Gladetsne
raid at an- tber period of the day, "to
consider the posit on of an English
Minis'er before Irel-nd sent a majori
ty of her representatives icto Parlia
ment pledged to demand home rule.
Had she sent in only twenty or tkirty
Natioualitti out of her 100 mem
ber, lnetead of sending eighty,
I irinkly till yon I could not have
touched the question whatever I
might hav thought. I wculd be il
logical in doing so. Ths majority af
the Irish reprrfe' talives, the consti
tutional voice of Ireland in fact, would
be against me, and England would not
listen to a plea msde upon such ques
tionable eanction. It is grave tning
stirring deep and vital issues between
nat ot a "
In giving tbe foregoing remarks of
Mr. Glads'ose it will be understood
tht I have ielected from bis conver
ra'icn only mch remans as I know
he woa d not object to hsve pub
lished, and that I quote them not
from not, but from memory.
Wear heart, we two hav waited
tot many a weary year
The ehiva we Isunaned at ion,
Freiantd with nop, lor you and ma,
x And carrying nsver a fear.
We watched them aail away
As we i titnd on the ahora.
And aweetly wa did dream,
With true lovo for our tfme,
When their voyag should be o'er.
Wa aaid. "When they return to ur,
O'er the ocean', briny foam,
W. II build a kit nil ,ta heavenly fair,
With love and faith indwelling there
We'll call our kiOKdom horn."
Lot win wrecked on an angry shore,
On the rock of worldly gain;
And oh! lliirn.l.imt niehl, to m,
Fiti wa. Ion in thadt.mal aa
Of alandor, doubt and pain.
Yet o'er th dark and angry wavei
Han, the bow of roiuie fairt
It tell, of that bright and batter land,
W ith lor and faith, an unbroken band,
u p mere, u.ar neart. up tDer.
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