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OUR BIG ISSUE.
flattering notices given by
Pronounced a. Triumph in Southern
Journalism Sonic Complimentary
Ili-fVrf iii-is t!n- Twin-City.
oxk of Tin: i;kst papeks in the
Frcii' I. 'if. Cln'i!on Ji'.'J.
Tiic- tnanajrer nf the Winston S'tn
r;';(( , with his usual vim Jiml energy,
issued from that ofi'iee last week one of
the largest newspapers eve:- jiuhlisheil
in this State. The mammoth edition
contained 9C columns of reading mat
ter, fully setting forth the several in
dustries of that thriving city which
are legion. We congratulate the
Scnii'itcl for its enterprise as" well as
the neat typographical and press work
for it is one of the hest papers in the
State and an over welcome visitor to
our fire-side. The Twin-City should
feel proud at having such an excel
lent and enterprising journal in their
THE SECOND CHICAGO.
from tin- I'iltxhoro Hume.
The Wceicrv iSodinel of the 17th is
a triple sheet of twelve pages and ilius
trtitcd. lis whole make up s!mw
skill and enterprise. The wli'-ic- nine-tv-six
columns are well fiiieil with
well I'l-iiiud matter. 'This mammoth
'. s w
.liihrlul prugrc.-s nijour-i'liiic-
fiviu one oi il;e
ive towns in aii the Sand,
iiilen.-l of ' instoii-S;;-s
i forth, and the story
1 he mali I
I'-ili HIV i'l:
i il.e Uivv
iv, th of (his town leads
ii : i . i !
It sjiiung up a!i: i st iiiii
lt has a liig flit ere hi Tore it.
.i' c;:iis ii a 'Vv-co::-i "I j : -ago. '
t'ui-l v. yv.Ai am! vi;i.r is
; the ..::. . ( iret-tisi-s and
.i .- iu hit.'. ( Koiiam.
-1 : : 1 1 i . i f i c A T I o n of
it Vilii A '-. rtnui.
S- n'ini ! of I Jcci i-.in r
ii of newspaper enter
i lie i , a;,ir
.:o"a why tii
; is, it is
, ei.ud -T.iiiroiiag
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f t lie Im-mes.-l'at
oeilitr jnililislu .l in u tier toivii, anil re
ceives a liberal tidvertir-in jiatruiiae
iioiii li'rr buainees men, who know
A SI'I.KNUID INDEX.
From tht Uncnrillt HHai'JarJ.
Iast week's issue of the Western
Scniiimi I was a triple sheet, 12 pav;e,
I'G colunms and illustrated. It is a
splendid index of the rapid growth
! nml prosperity of Winston, a place
which is destined to become the hir
i gest and wealthiest citj in North Car
I oHn. There re but few such news
paper men as tne euitor oi the Senti
nel and this last issue is not only a
credit to himself and the town of Win
ston, but is a credit to the iState in
which such a journal is published. It
shows a thrift and enterprise and pro
gress of which any newspaper in the
South might well ieel proud.
fHOWri KEMARKAHLE ENERGY,
From the WelJon Xeua.
The Winston Sentintl of December
17th. was the largest newspaper ever
published in North Carolina, except
one. It was a triple sheet ami con
tained a great deal of good reading
matter. It contained also pictures of
public and interesting buildings oi
Winston and Salem, including the
M. li. Church ami the college. The
Sentinel is published by a young man,
who shows remarkable energy and en
terprise which should by all means be
rewarded and we hope sincerely ti1I
A TKILMPH OF SOUTHERN .IOUUNAL
IS5I. From the Hickory Carolinian.
Since the Winston Sentinel fell into
the hands of its present owner and
manager its improvement has been
rapid and constant. Its last week's
issue was a triple sheet, 12 pages, 9b'
columns giving an illustrated review
or the leading industries and business
houses of the Twin City. This is a
triumph in Southern journalism with
only one e(ual that we know of, and
shows what energy in the editors of
fice and proper encouragement on the
pait of those mostly to be benefitted
hy such a publication.
From the lialccgh Chroni
Last week the Winston Sentinel is
sued 20,00 copier, of an Industrial
issue of that paper, containing 12 pages
and 96 columns. There are a number
of illustrations showing the business
houses and public buildings of Wiiis
tov and Salem, together with a history
of the tow ns, sketches of the most im
portant enterprises and other valuable
and interesting matter. It was issued
at a great expense and speaks volumes
for the energy and enterprise of Mr.
Oldham, the editor and publisher.
FOR OUR BUSINESS MEN TO HEAD.
From the Ml. Airy Jfewt.
The Winston fientinePt big edition
for December 17th was a mammoth
affair and it reflected great credit up
on Mr. E. A. Oldham, the proprietor
of that paper. - Surely the business
men of the Twin City will now do the
solid thing for the Sentinel. Truly
Winstou-Salein is properly and abund
antly advertised. '
From the Jiuthtrford Banner.
The Winston Sentinel, published at
Winston, N. ., by Edward A. Old
ham has been all along a very excel
lent journal, but the issue of the 17th
of December eclipsed anything before
attempted in this State, as to size con
tents and appearance. The edition is
a triple sheet, 12 pages, 9(5 columns
and is exceedingly creditable to the
energy and enterprise of its youthful"
editor and proprietor.
WORTH THOUSANDS TO THE CITY.
From the Salisbury Herald.
We which to compliment Winston
on being the home of the Sentinel. The
issue of December 17th is the largest
paper and the largest edition the State
Las ever known. This speaks well
for the young and enterprising editor,
and we are sure Winston adpreciases
him and his valuable paper. The
valuable impression this paper makei
is worth thousands to that city.
WIJ.I, DO THE TWIN-CITY GOOD,
From the Greensboro Patriot.
The illustrated issue of the Winston
Sen tint, issued last week, is a credit
to the publisher, and is calculated to
do the Twin-City great good. The
Setitint t'j pages hear the stripe of the
town. It shows Win ton-Salem to he
u live and growing city - indeed such
a valuable paper could not he gotten
up in a town thai is not live and or
VKITTEN l i'. i
Hill Enter;., it.
the Wi i:st' ii Sent I- j
h edition being X i
in ,' was a it
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. a-; S the iarge 12 page.
sin et editi' of i he
. it is the largest
pai-i.T ami i;
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Carolina publisher, an 1
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A .SPLENDID ADVIUiTISEMENT.
From the State-n'ille Landmark.
The Winston Sentinel of last week
was a mammoth edition of twelve
pages. It was a history of Winston,
past and present and formed a splen
did advertisement for that progressive
town. The performance was highly
creditable to the Sentinel, the editor of
which, Mr. K. A. Oldham, is certainly
one of the most" industrious and enter
prising newspaper managers iu the
IN TIIE FKONT KANK.
From the Ooldnijrt ilessengcr.
The enterprise of Kro. E. A. Old
ham, of the Winston Sentinel, deserves
the greatest encouragement. He
stands in the front rank of North Car
olina journalism. The Sentinel of last
week is a 12 page trade issue that
does Bro. Oldham much credit and
speaks volumes for the progressive
business men ol Winston.
VEKY FLATTERING, INDEED.
From the XhMy jYitw Era.
The brilliaLt young publisher of
the Wetter n Sentinel has "given anoth
er evidence of his enterprise by pub
lishing a twelve page edition ol his pa
per. The issue was not more remark
able for its size than for its quality.
Winston could not wgll tlo without
the editor of the Sentinel.
The Winston Sentinel was publish
ed last week in the shape of a special
industrial issue, triple sheet and 12
pages. It was decidedly the best thing
the Sentinel has done in that line yet.
It will give a stranger sonic insight
and idea of the vigor, push and life
which everywhere characterize the
two adjoining towns. Mr. Oldham is
nothing if not enterprising. Winston,
The Western, Sentinel conies to us a
2-page paper this week. Its editor
Mr. Edward A. Oldham, is an enter
prising editor and knows how to get
up a live new spaper. (Jaston Current.
The Winston Sentinel of last week
was a mammoth 12-page paper, and
reflects -credit on its enterprising edi
tor, Mr. E. A. Oldham. liockingiam
The Western Sentinel's 12 page il
lustrated edition was issued last week.
It certainly shows that its editor is pro
gressive and enterprising. Mocksville
The Winston Sentinel iu its issue of
last week reflected credit not only
on its enterprising proprietor, but al
so on North Carolina journalism.
-Last week's iesue of the Western
Sentinel, published by Ed. Oldham at
Winston, was a creditable journal to
North Carolina. Rocky Mount
The last issue of the Winston Sen
tinel was one of the finest papers we
have seen published in this . Stat.
It is a paper lull of push, enter
prise and news. Scotland Neck Dem
, ocrat. ."
THE SENATE STRUCK WITH AS
AVALANCHE OK HILLS.
The House Atraltlng Ithe Committee
Appointments Judge Snelland Sen
Special Corrcsptndcnce of the Sentinel.
Washington. Jan. 11. Congress
returned last week from its Christmas
vacation. It ought to have been re
fieshed, but too many remained in the
city and did what the' ought not to
have done. Traces ot indigestion were
plainly visible. The arrival of "Jim"
Belford, who have come to do a little
"glimmer of the gloaming," assists the
imagination. But both Houses knew
they could not dally another day.
There is a strong inclination to hie
homew ard soon as the appropriations
have been made. But, against that,
there are members who have pet ami
important bills awaiting action, and
Republicans who have action awaiting
pet and important bills. In addition
there is the member who will want to
make a motion after the motion to
THE RETURN GF
adjourn has parsed.
was struck by an avalanche of bills.
Perhaps nothing was more striking
than the bill to appropriate $1,000,000
for monuments to Lincoln and .Grant,
respectively. Ber.ator "Vance present
ed a bill to repeal a chapter of the
Civil Service Act. Other bills follow
ed, but the Senate, agide from adver
tising a man named Brown, of Maine,
seemed soberly inclined. The man
Brown, who is now immortalised, is a
political adventurer whose rascality
Republicans have the audacity to at
tach to the Democracy. The silver
queston started the Senate on legisla
tive research, its favorite pastime.
has been agitated over the uncertainty
of committee appointments. This vir
tually prevented decisive fcteps. But
the long call of States gave each mem
ber an oppotunity to present his griev
ance. Senator Logan had the keen
wit and humor to present four bills at
one blow. Think of each of the 325
Representatives following his exam
ple! Mr. Seney did follow his exam
pie, and went so far as to submit a bill
repealing the Civil Service Act out
right. Mr. Seney is braver than the
angels. Risdcii Bennett once more
opened fire on miscegenation at the
Capital. Still, if the. House has con
sumcd much time in hearing the titles
of their grievances, the formation of
the committees was in progress. Aside
from the palpitation which troubled
the hearts of those interested, all were
kept, in long suspenee. The short re
cess, upon the announcement of the
committees, was taken with unusual
r. r Ko ) iiliDiinii of H.nintnti TiiiCtill.
x v i : t -r t c i Ki 1 1 cc v iitiL'.'i iii.iin, j
the 'iijctr.'ne ot bonding characters who !
u.-iiicious generally" will be ap
with a veiigence. The famous
uitleil the destiny of the
Capital s i oiiye Court man', many
years. Many of his decisions have
heen set aide, and others remain to
day the source of wonderment. Judge
Sneli tries each case on its merits; he
has little time to p into the niceties of
the law. Shysters is given an oppor
tunity to take part in the amusement,
but Judge Snell heeds their arguments,
as much as any law conflicting with
the merits of the case. Judge Snell
is the law of Police. Court, and the
Police Court is Judge Snell. Both
are famous. But Senator Ingalls
seeks, with one fell blow, to demolish
Judge Sneil and all connected with
him. The Senator would spread the
Police Court out, as it wero, and dis
tribute the duties between eight mag
istrates. He seeks improvement.
These magistrates are to be "learned
in the law." If now, Senator Ingalls
will distribute handsome saleries, per
haps his ideas will be realixed. Far
more generous is he in distributing
five million dollars of the people's
money for -
A NATIONAL VSl V USilTY.
fe-tT Vl?2f-I v
It is barely posible that Senator In
gals imagines the United States is jel
ous of Johns Hopkins, or other bene
factors. But it is barely possible that
the United States is not. Senator In
galls seems to writhe under the belief
that bachelors of arts, and all seeking
the highest knowledge, ought to be
supported by the United States. In
deed, Senator Ingalls weeps for these
poor devils as he wept before the
United States supported him. What
is more, he asks for five million of
hard cash to save these poor devils
from ignorance. What they may suf
fer unaided, is incalculable. True
Senator Ingall knows that hundreds
of poor devils, North, South, and
West, are deprived of a common
school education. But these poor lit
tle devils are not bacholors of art; they
only seek to grasp the vulgar science
of life. He prefers to aid those who,
having shown their ability to take care
of themselves, deserves now to be sup
ported by the United States. Senator
Ingalls' generosity is as practical
the edifice he would erect.
THE MI). AND DEE. SHIP CANAL
stands a good chance, if Senator In
galls leaves some money in the Treas
ury for practical objects. Last week
Mr. Findlay re-introdnced the subject
in the House. Aside from the strong
support it will receive from the Penn
sylvania, Maryland and Delaware
delegations, the project has the hearti
est sympathy of the Southern and
Northern members. There is still in
decision concerning the route to be
selected, however. The Sassafras is
the shortest, and the S. E. Creek.
Queenstown, and W. . River route
are shorter than the Chaptank, but
the latter is the most practical, if not
ABRAM 6. nEWITT,
iron Democrat, felt unequal to the
task of shouldering two committees.
No one had intimated that jhe should
shoulder two committees, but Abrani
S. Hewitt, in his aurony, detnied a
warning necessary. Those who have
watched Abram S. Hewitt's promis
ing desintegration marvel over his
ardent precaution. A quarter of a
century ago Abrani S. Hewitt asserts
that his eyesight failed. But Abram
S. Hewitt was mistaken; it was his
mind. Though now a sexagenarian,
oculists have never afforded him much
relief. The only relief Abrani S He
witt can secure is at his iron works, or
at ''Cooper Union," or any other place
where the remnants of his mind are
better adapted. The dogs and cats of
the Capital disturb his sleep; Congress
disturb his head.
whom Reed, of Main, cheated out of
the Republiau leadership, bears his
defeat gracf'ully. indeed, he is a grace
ful man, bearing a head as shaggy as
a lion's. But, like Reed, he is a jolly
i old humbug, though he would humbug
you in his own iniuiitible style. Both
oi these Republican champions often,
take the Avenue together.
ULID AND REED
can scaacely be confounded, yet oue
must make a-distinction in using cur
rent prenunciation. But Reed, of
Main, is a Republican; Reid, of North
Carolina, a Democrat, iteed is a big
A YOUNG LAWYER
received few tributes to his maiden ef
fort at tne Capital. But few can have
failed to notice the initial step of
lhoaias M. iield, Esq. lhc case he
undertook seemed as hopeless as it
was familiar. Nardella, a poor devil
of an Italian, without a friend, per
haps, beyond a dessolute woman, had
been arrested on charge of murdering
a fellow-countryman. From the first,
circumstantial evidence was so strong
that the Italian's conyictien seemed
absolutely doubtless. Certainly, no
hopes of acquittal were entertained.
But Thomas M. Field, daring to be
friend this poor, friendless foreigner,
stepped forward, and gave his maiden
services. He has pressed the case te
naCfbusly, in spite of the result of the
first trial. And no matter what may
be the outcome of bis services,
the nobility of his maidsu effort niust
ever redown to his credit,
fat fellow reminding you of the jolly,
old humbug; Reid, a serious, dignified
gentleman, suggesting grace and kind
liness. Reed posesses the lymphatic
temperment; Reid, the nervous-bilious.
Reed is clumsy; Reid is active. Reed
lifts his arm like a blacksmith; Reid,
like an orator. Reed has a twinkle
in his eye; Reid, too. But Reed's be
tokens deviltry; Reid's intensity.
But the chief contrast is, Reed's face
looks like a full-grown moon.
THE TWO GOVERNORS.
A Classic Tale of the Good Old
From the Richmond Heforme.
A great many years ago the Gover-
nor oi isorth Carolina received a
friendly visit from the Governor of
South Carolina. After a real North
Carolina dinner of bacon and yams,
the two governors lit pipes and sat in
the snaae ot the oacK veranda with a
demijohn of real -North Carolina corn
whiskey, copper distilled, within easy
reach. " There was nothing stuck up
about those Governors," says a North
Carolina State historian, in the home
ly but vigorous language of his sec
tiou. " There they sot and smoked,
and sot and smoked, every once and a
while taking a mutual pull at the
demijohn with the aid of a gourd,
which they used as a Democratic gob
let. The conversation between the
two Governors was on the subject of
turpentine and rice, the staples of their
respective States, and the further thev
got into the subject the lower down
they got into the jug, anil the lower
down they got into the jug the dryer
the Governor of South Carolina got,
who was a square drinker and a warm
man, with about a million pores to
every square inch of his hide, which
enabled him to histe in a likely share
ol' corn-juice, or other beverage, and
keep his carcass at the same time well j
ventilated, and generally always ready
for more, while I ho Governor of North
Carolina was a in ore cautious drinker,
but was mighty sure to strike bottom
at about the twelfth drink, like as if
nature had measured him by the
gourdful. Well, they sot and smoked
ami argued, and the Governor of North
Carolina was as hospitable as any real
Southern gentleman eouM be, tor he
ladled out the whiskey in the most
liberal manner, beiiqj particular to
give his distinguished guest three
drinks to his one, r.nd guairing his
own drinks with grea, care, for fear
that if he didn't he might lose the
thread ot his argument, and the demi
john might run dry before the Gover
nor of South Carolina should be reedy
to dust out for home, in which case it
would look like he had not properly
observed the laws of hospitalyit, which
would have been a self-inflicted thorn
in his side for years to come, and no
amount of apology could ease hi i mind
or enable him to feel warranted iu
showing his countenance to his fellow
men, especially in his home district,
where for generations it had been a
main point with every gentleman to
keep his visitor well supplied with
creature comforts, and to hand him a
good gourdful as a stirrup-cup when
about to make his departure for the
bosom of his family. Singular to re
late, the cautiousness manifested by
the Governor of North Carolina was
of no avail, for f t one and the same
time the jug went dry and the Gover
nor of North Carolina, much to his
subsequent mortification, when he
learned the fact afterward, dropped off
into a quiet sleep, while the Governor
of South Carolina continual to keep
on with his augu merit, holding the em
pty gourd in his hand in close contig
uousness to the demijohn, and wonder
ing at the apparent absent-miudness
of his hitherto attentive host, to whom
after a minute and a half of painful
silence, he made Use of but one re
mark : 'Governor, don't you think it's
a long time between drinks?' the re
mark was overheard by George, the
body-servant of the Governor of North
Carolina, who knowing that there was
something wrong, took to the woods,
where he remained in seclusion for
three days; but the Governor of South
Carolina, receiving uo reply from the
Governor of North Carolina, mounted
his horse and rode sadly homeward
with an irrepressible feeling at his
heart that there was coming to be a
hollowness in friendship and that hu
man nature was in danger of drifting
into a condition of chaotic mockery.
The lieturn of tlie fiuunl.
From the Guardtman.
Military-loving London recently
welcomed homo almost simultaneously
the Scotland Battalion of the Scots
Guards, the Third Battalion of the
Grenadier Guards and the First Bat
talion of the Coldstream Guards.
These bodies of troops are the pride of
the British Army and the enthusias
tic public gave them a warm recept
iou, being iu no wise blinded to their
merits by the blunders of the Govern
ment, Our picture shows the Gre
nadier Guards crossing Westminister
Bridge. This fine body of men came
in for the lion's share of the ovation.
Their disembarking strength number
ed 11 officers, 34 non-commissioned
officers and 605 rank and file. A few
were left behind sick in Egypt, while
no less than 13 officers and 123 men
had previously been invalided to Eng
land. Theer suggestive figures convey
some idea of the waste caused by war,
ot so much from actual fighting as
from climatic influence. .
BLOCKADE RUN NING.
SOME INTERESTING REMINISCEN
CES OK THE WAR.
Zeb. Vance's Visit to Fort Flsher--
"Coraa out of that Hat!"- Butler's
Famous Powder Ship The Drown
ing f Mrs. Rose Greenhow.
Col. William Lamb in a recent ad
dress delvered before the Northern
Club of Norfolk, says ;
We sometimes had our fun in camp,
Zeb. Vance visited us not long after
his election as Governor of Nerth Car
olina. He wore a black stove pipe
hat on the side of his head as he came
sauntering through the fort. It was
the first appearance of a beaver in
the garrison. He had not gone far
before from behind the barracks came
the command, "Come out of that hat !"
"I see your legs '." "Come out of that
hat !"' and presently concealed voices
in different directions had caught up
the cry, "Come out of that hat!" I see
pour legs !" "Come out of that hat !"
Good-natured Zeb. rather enjoyed
the joke, but it was not the reception
I desired to give the Governor of the
State, and I had the drums beat to
quarters and the battalion formed for
review, which effectually squelched
Next evening, at dress parade, an
order was read, threatening any sol
dier with condign punishment who
."hould call out to a visitor to "come
out of his hat." Everything remain
ed serene and juiet after that order,
despite the visits of several clerical
gentlemen to the garrison with rusty
stovepiH' hats, until one nioraing I
espied a bow-legged blockade running
captain, who had got safely in during
the night, coining up from the beach
with a great shade hat on his head,
which looked for all the world like an
inverted coal scuttle. He was about
j opposite one ot the barracks nun
I when a sepulchral voice growled out,
t "Stav in that hat! Airainst orders to
"come out of that hat!" "I see your
legs! Stay in that hat!" which com
mand was repeated along the line
with startling emphasis as the bewil
dered Britisher made haste to reach
headquarters. I .'urrendered at dis
cretion, and never issued another or
der on the hat question.
m: butler's ihwukk uoat.
Sd!p of you have hetird of Ben
Butler's powder boat, which we be
lieve wi's sent against Fort Finher, to
blow the bottom of the ocean out,
submerge the lort, demoralize the gar
rison and stop blockade running.
General Benj. F. liutler had some
three hundred tons of powder put on
a steamer disguised as a blockade
runner, and tried to destroy Fort
Fisher by running her in rear the
fort and exploding the great mass of
poF.der. He had heard of the terri
ble destruction for many miles around
by an explosion of guepoirder at
Frith, England, and he concluded the
safest and quickest way to capture
Fort Fisher was to blow us al! up, or
at least to scare us to death.
Admiral Porter's fleet had appeared
off Fort Fisher December 20th, 18(34,
but stormy weather prevented the
impending attack. On the night of
the 23d the steamer Little Hattie ran
in safety through the flest frora Nas
sau, and I was talking to Captain
Lebby, who had landed about mid
night, when from several posts on the
ramparts came the cry for the Corpi
ral of the Gaurd, and the Officer of
the Gaurd reported a steamer on fire
about oue mile from the fort and not
far from shore, I went upon the par
apet and saw what seemed to be an
English built blockade runner on fire.
Captain Lebby thought it must be the
steamer Agnes Fly, which left Nassau
with hia vessel for Wilmington, and I
so telegraphed General Whiting.
I watched the fire until after 1 o'clock
when I went to headquarters, a one
story brick house, formerly used by
the light-keeper, and laid clown on my
lounge, hoping to get a little rest be
fore the anticipated engagement next
day, but I had hardly lain down be
fore I felt a gentle rocking of the
house, which I would have attribut
ed either to my imagination or to ver
tigo, but it was instantly followed by
an explosion, sounding very little
louder than the report of a ten-inch
Colunibiad. The Corporal of the
Gaurd was called for in every direc
tion by the sentinels, and the officer of
the iraurd reported the blcwing up of
the magazine of the vessel which had
been on lire.
I went on the parapet, but all was
silence and darkness, save the roar of
the breakers and the phosphorescent
gleam of the surf as it laved the shore.
1 telegraphed General Whiting, at
Wilmington, ofrbe explosion, and re
tired to rest. In the morning the ex
plosion was a subject of conversation
among the officers, and some had not
even been aroused by the commotion
it created. I thought so little of it
that the only entry I made in my diary
was as follows: "A blockader got
aground near the fort, set fire to her
self and blew up!"
I was indeed surprised to learn from
prisioners captured on Christinas
night, after our defeat of Butler and
Porter, that the explosion was that of
a great floating magazine intended to
demolish the works and destroy the
garrison. The fleet had retired twenty
miles off to prevent any injurious ef
fect to the vessels. The concussion
was destinctly felt in Wilnington,
luranlv ml tea tffl tttlll in t.ha i-mintrv
around, but its effect on the fori gad 1
garrison was a miserable failure. My
theory is, that the steamer was afloat
in deep water when she blew up, and
that had she been hard and fast ashore
the result would have been very se
rious. THE DROWNING OF MRS. ROSE GREEN
HOW. A writer in the Norfolk Ledger,
gives some interesting ircideuts of
blockade running into Willmington,
N. C, during the war, gives the fol
lowing account of the death of Mrs.
Rose Greenhow, widow of Robert
Greenhow, a native of Richmond, and
former translator of the State Depart
ment at Washington. The writer says :
"You must not suppose these block
ade running incidents were always ex
empt from tragedy. This same steam
er, Night Hawk, was indirectly the
case of one of my saddest experiences at
Fort Fisher. You have doubtless heard
of the famous female spy, Mrs. Rose
Greenhow, a beautiful widow, whose
fair face decorated the 8100 Confeder
ate notes. She had been of great ser
vice to the southern cause, and had
passed the lines to and from Washing
ton a number of times, and had been
to England and France on an impor
tant mission, and after leaving her
two young daughters at school in the
latter country, was returning to the
South t'l'a Nassau in the Bristol steam
er Condor with important news from
the French Court. The steamer had
passed the blockading fleet safely and
just before dawn was approaching the
bar, the range lights having been set
in answer to her signal. The pilot
descrying the Night Hawk lying
ashore on his starboard bow, imagined
hr a blockader, lost his head, and ran
the Condor on the breaker.
"At day light the Federals, seeing
her ashore, sent one of their steamers
in, which fired several shots at her,
but the blockader was prompiy driven
off by our long-range guns. There
this a heavy ica on, and it being im
possible to communicate with the
steamer by boat, I went to hcadquart
ters to await the raising tide, expect
ing a calmer sea upon its flood. Pre
sently a diminutive looking specimen
of huinanii v, bareheaded, iu his shirt
stood shivering before
with his teeth chattering, announced
most ludicrously that he was Maj. Tait,
of the British army. I could hardly
suppess a laugh when he informed me
that he was of a party who in attempt
ing to leave the Condor, had been up
se and barwly escaped drowning; that
he feared Mrs. Greenhow was drown
ed, and that Prof, llolcombc was
completely exhausted and in a criti
"This was no laughing matter, and
sending the British Major to the hos-
iiifal, 1 listened to the shore. There
. faund the soldiers had rescued Prof.
HolcomlKS and several sailors besides
the Major from a capsized boat, but
Mrs. Greenhow, who had embarked
with them, was missing. I sent the
Professor, who had been away on a
diplomatic mission for the Confedera
cy, to the surgeon, and had diligent
senrch made tor the unfortunate lady.
Her lifeless body was soon found, the
cruel waves having cast it up on the
Cold wet sands when the flowing tide
came in. It was a sad, a touching
sight; that graceful form, that lovely
face, with the iudomitable spirit flown
beyond all human recall. Tenderly
we took her up and gave her over to
sympathising women's care, for the
dead heroine was too sacred a charge
for a soldiers' camp.
"When the sea subsided the com
mander of the Condor, a Victora
crossman and an officer of the British
Navy came ashore. The brave sailor
was almost unmanned at the pitiful
fate of his passenger. He told mo
that when the blockader approached
at daylight Mrs. Greenhow, fearing
capture when so near her journey's
end, insisted 'upon going ashore, al
though he protested against it, assur
ing her of the protection of the iort
aed the great danger of the sea. She
insisted, a boat was lowered, but the
passengers and her crew had hardly
gotten in, before it was upset by a
breaker and drifted beyond help.
She was caught under, while the men
crawled up on the bottom of the boat
and hung on until rescued. Oue of
the soldiers brought me a small satch
el containing one hundred sovereigns,
which had been suspended around
the poor lady's neck, and which may
have helped to drug her down w hen
the boat upset.
"I met Capt. Hewitt, of the Con
dor, at a dinner party in 1879 in
England. Ho was an Admiral, and
had been knighted for gallantry since
our war, and he is now among the
most distinguished admirals in the
British Navy, having recently been
sent on an important mission to King
John of Abyssinia."
Mr. Davis, of l'A Dorado.
From Hie Kcio York Sun.
Mr. J. II. Davis, a funny gentle
man down in El Dorado, North Caro
lina sends us a letter, evidently com
posed with great labor and signed
with a beautiful pen flourish, in which
he declines "taking any further inter
est in your seiito-Democratic sheet,"
on the ground of an alleged lack of
"consistency" in the Sun's "comments
on ex-President Hays." We advise
Mr. J. H. Davis, of El Dorado to take
a little further interest iu his spelling'
book and English grammar before
venturing on the sea of literatnre.
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