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1869.
VOL. XIII.—NO. 28.
The Democratic Messenger,
Published Evert Saturday by
LITTLETON DENNIS. Proprietor
AT SNOW Hill. WORCESTER CO.. MD.
Subscription, $1 u Year in Advance.
Liberal arrangement* made with clubs.
<.’<>rre*|x>ndence solicited from ail parts of
the county.
ADVERTISING RATES.
One dollar for one inch space will be charged
for the first Insertion, and fifty cents for each
u Sequent insertion.
A liberal discount will be made on quarterly
•is months, or yearly advertisements.
Local notices will be inserted at 20 cents per
line. j
Marriage and death notices inserted free.
Obituary notices inserted at half advertising I
rates.
All advertising bills are due after the first
insertion, nnlcss otherwise agreed upon.
LITTLETON DENNIS. Bm:w Hill, Md I
PROFESSIONAL CARDS.
A DIAL P. BARNES,
ATTORNEY-AT-LMV.
Office opposite Court House, Snow Hill. Md.
Will visit Pocomoke City every Saturday.
Btrict attention given to the collection o!
claims. :
r* LAYTON J. PURNELL,
ATTORNEY-AT-LAW.
Office opposite Court House. Snow HUH, Md.
Strict attention given to the collection <>l
claims. Will visit Berlin on the second Satur
day of every month.
ITDWARD D. MARTIN,
ATTORNEY-AT-LAW.
Office opposite Town Hall. Berlir, Md.
Special attention given to the collection of
c'afras.
IfD W ARD B. BATES, ’
*-■* (Late of Baltimore Bar.)
ATTORNEY AND 001/NsELOR-AT-LAW,
Snow Hill, Md.
Office opposite Court House, adjoining the
Post Office.
GEORGE M. UPSHUR,
ATTORNEY-AT-LAW.
Office. Court House Square. Snow HUI. Md.
Prompt attention given to the collection of
claims.
f'EORGE W. PURNELL,
A* ATTORNEY-AT-LAW.
Office, opposite Court House. Snow Hill. Md.
Claims promptly collected. Will visit Poco
moke City on the eecoud Saturday of each
month.
( ' EORGE W. COVINGTON,
V* ATTORNEY-AT-LAW.
Office, Court House Square, Snow Hill, Md.
Prompt attention given to the collection of
claims.
SAMUEL H. TOWNSEND,
ATTORNEY-AT-LAW.
Office,opposite Court House, Snow Hill, M l.
Prompt attention given to the collection of
claims.
\VM. SIDNEY WILSON,
ATTORNEY-AT-LAW.
Office on Washington Street three doors
at wive Post Office, Snow Hill, Md.
Immediate attention given to the collection
of claims.
Dr. e. e. dashiell.
DENI IST.
Office, opposite Franklin House, Snow Hill.
Will visit Berlin on Thursday. Friday and
Saturday of each week. All operations on
the teeth performed in the most skillful man
ner,
HOTELS.
NATIONAL HOTEL,
(Late Col. Dtmook’s,)
Opposite Court House, Snow Hill
Md.
Large Airy Rooms,
Excellent Table.
Home Comforts
Permanent and transient guests kindly re
ceived and hospitably eut . rtained.
Terms. 91.50 per day.
Hacks at the R. R. Depot to meet all trains
J. S. PRICE. Proprietor.
SALISBURY HOTEL,
ULMAN & BR0„ Proprietors.
Division opposite
Court Houae,
SALISBURY. MD.
First-class Restaurant, Billiard Parlor. Bar,
and Livery Stable attached
Free Hr.cks at Depot to meet all trains.
Passengers conveyed to any part of the
Peninsula upon the most favorable terms.
TERMS. $1.50 PER DAY.
First <ilas* accommodations ana home com
fort*.
CLARKE HOUSE,
POCOMOKE CITY, MD,
11. C. I*OWELL, Proprietor.
Accommodations Unsurpassed
FIRST-CLASS BAR ATTACHED.
Twilley A Bros.’ Livery Stable connected with
this House.
ATLANTIC IfOTEI^
(Latk English’*,)
CHIXOOTBAGL'E ISLAND, VA.
W .1 MATTHEWS A C’O.. Proprietor*.
The undersigned beg leave to inform theli
friends and the general public that they have
leased and refurnished the above elegant ami
e •minodious house, and are now prepared to
accommodate permanent and transient guests
in flrst-cla-s style.
Large airy room'. Home comforts.
* Fine Sea and Bav Fishing, Gunning and
Bathing. etc. Tli** table is provided with Wild
Po v|. Terrapin, Fisb. Oysters. Crabs, and all
the In Tories of the season.
Pleasure boats of all kinds, guides, fishing
lines, decoys, jwitdes, etc., always ready for
the me of guests.
First-class P,ar attached. Choice wiucs,
Iqnor*. ales, lieer* and cigars.
Passengers for Ctiineoteague connect with
steamer for the Islmd at Franklin City, the
termmus of the Worcester Rail load, morning
and evening. Connection may also be made
daily a'. Nashville. All who visit the Atlantic
may rest assured that they will receive eour
teons treatment and excellent far*.
Your patronage is respectfully solicited.
W .1. MATTHEWS <fe CO.
THE ATTI.MPTEI) ASSASSINATION'.
I The Shooting of Pregident Garfield—
Incidents of the AfTair.
AN EYE-WITNESS.
Simon Camacho, the Minister in this
■ country from Venezuela, was present iu
1 the depot at Washington when the Pres
ident was shot. Mr. Comacho gives the
j following account of the attempted as
! sassination :
“I was in Washington looking after
| the interests of Venezuela. I had made
arrangements to visit New York this
morning in company with four lady
friends, members of my family. I was
to meet them at the Baltimore and Po
tomac Railway depot at 9:15 a. m. A
! few moments after nine o’clock I alight
j ed from my carriage and entered the sta
■ tion. After purchasing my ticket I
walked leisurely about the depot, when
' presently I saw a carriage drive up and
j two gentlemen alight th refrom. I took
I little notice of them at first, bnt in a
[ minute I observed that tlie two men
; were President Garfield and Secretary
! Blaine.
“The President and the Secretary
j stood beside the carriage and conversed
together for some minutes, when they
! walked into thedepot. As they entered
! the depot the President and Secretary
both Lowed to me. I had just raised
my hat aud was about turning around
I to look for the appearance of ray lady
friends, when suddenly 1 heard the re
! port of a revolver.
j “Quickly I wheeled around, and be
fore me I beheld the staggering form of
; the President of the United States. I
: also saw the would-be assassin within a
few feet of tbo President. He held a
! revolver in his right baud. His knees
, were slightly bended and he took two or
three busty steps toward the President
| and fired again.
“The first ball took effect in the
President’s right side and the second
1 one struck him in the back. When the
second shot was tired the President It 11
to the earth. The would-be assassin,
seeing General Garfield fall, turned and
attempted to escape by the B street
! entrance.
“I hurried toward that door, and
when the villain saw that I intended to
head him off he turned and ran toward
j the opjiosite door, where lie was caught
by a number of the employees iu the
depot. When the President was shot
and when he fell to the earth he spoke
not a word, nor did his would-be mur
derer. It was quickly noised about the
depot that the President had been shot,
and the doors of the depot were imme
diately closed, in order to prevent the
crowd from rushing in.
“ When Secretary Blaine heard the
report of the revolver lie sprang toward
the door, but when he realized that the
President had been shot, he ran to his
assistance. At this moment the train
started, aud seeing my lady friends
within a car, I ran toward the departing
train and jnst succeeded in catching the
last car.
“The man who shot President Gar
field had a determined look n]>on his
face and did not resemble a crazy man.
He was calm and resolute, aud did not
attempt to run away until he saw the
President fall.”
THE ASSASSIN.
A ll< raid interview with Mr. John
W. Guiteau, well-known life insurance
statistician of Boston, and who is the
only brother of Cliaries Julius Guiteau,
President Garfield's assailant, furnishes
information as follows regarding the
author of the crime: Charles Julius was
born in the town of Freeport, 111., in
1841 or 1842 ; he was one of the chil
dren of L. W. Guiteau, late cashier of
the Second National Bank of Freeport,
111. Mr. Guiteau, Sr., who died re
cently, gave his boys a common school
education, lmt their mother dying the
family became separated. As a youth
Charles Julius is reported to have been
a good, tractable boy, with nothing to
mark him as either better or worse than
the average of his associates. Several
years lief ore he became of age, and
while preparing for college at the Uni
versity of Michigan, he conceived the
idea of joining the Oneida Community,
and did so. He dwelt there for some
years and finally left because he could
not live up to the restrictions of the
order. Full of anger he threatened to
issue a publication exposing the peculi
arities of that community, but he was
prevented from doing so by an article
written by John H. Noyes, the rccoer
nized bead of the community, showing
i him up and squelching him completely,
j This was some ten years ago. Immedi-
I ately afterwards he entered upon the
1 study of law in the office of George
. Scoville, his brother-in-law, iu Chicago,
j He did not appear to have been distin
-1 guished for honesty, and it is reported
: that he was prosecuted and fell into bad
| odor in that city on account of collecting
; small sums of money which he failed to
turn over to the owners. n eventually
had to leave town. For a year or two
past he has l>een travelling throughout
New England. Guiteau's broth* r says
further that he never knew Charles was
a drinker or given to ruinous dissipation;
j that he has seen little of him for twenty
i years, but has olteu heard from him;
; that he has long considered him crazy,
I aud expected sooner or later, if he lived,
j that he would bring up in a lunatic
| asylum or meet a worse fate ; that he
i don't lxilieve he had any preconceived
i purpose to kill the President, but took
j a sudden notion to aud tired the shots ;
that Charles kept himself posted in
{Militicai matters, was a constant news
paper reader, and had intense Repub
lican views ; that he may have Viecome
interested iu the Senatorial fight at
Albany and conceived the idea that the
President’s death would elevate the
Vice-President to the first place, and in
j some way decide the contest in favor of
the “stalwarts;” that he was crazy
enough to take the responsibility of
executing his self-conceived plot on the
| life of President Garfield, and that he
was too unreliable in every way for any
one to have intrusted him with such an
undertaking.
MARSHALL JEWELL ON OfITEAU.
1 “T know this Guiteau well,” said
, | Marshall Jewell. “He almost bored
me to death around the Republican
' Headquarters in New York last sum
mer and fall. He was constantly urg
' j ing upon me the necessity of publishing
' a book which he had written for eam
-1 paign purposes, and he had half a
“ Tis Liberty Alone that Gives the Flower of Fleeting Life its Lustre and Perfume—and We are Weeds Without it."
SNOW III!.I.. WORCESTER COUNTY, MARYLAND, SATURDAY, JULY l. 1881.
dozen manuscript speeches which he
wished to dispose of. One day he
would talk about his liook, the next of
his speeches, and then again would
solicit funds to go out stumping. He i
labored under the delusion that he was :
peculiarly adapted to ruling the minds ]
of business men, and used to say that i
he could convert a greater number of :
Democrats in a shorter given space of i
time than could Moody sinners. After i
the election he again came to me and i
demanded recognition for his political i
services. He was so obdurate and per- i
sistent in his demands that I finally re- :
fused to grant him an audience. At i
last he wrote me a long letter tilled with i
the most senseless twaddle ever written i
by man. I paid no heed to the letter. i
Later on I visited Mentor, and the ]
President asked me if I knew such a ]
person as Charles Guiteau, stating that ]
lie had received a number of curious i
letters from him. I remember that we (
laughed heartily over what we termed
his oifiee-seeking idiocy.”
“Governor Jewell, do you attribute ■
this act of Guiteau in seeking President
Garlield’s life to a political motive i
which can in any way lie connected
with the present dissensions in the ,
Republican party ?”
“You are asking a plain question, but ,
I can answer frankly, no. He is only a\ >
lunatic -a lunatic who is richly deserv- ,
ing of death.”
HIS LAST LETTER.
I3y a singular coincidence the very i
last letter written by General Garfield (
was addressed to his opponent in the ■
last Presidential campaign—Major-Gen. ]
Winfield S. Hancock. It was dated Fri- \
day, and relates to an appointment re- j
centiy conferred upon Colonel Mitchell,
one of the General’s aides-de-camp. It ]
was friendly and pleasant in tone and ;
could not but have pleased the recipient. (
The letter informed General Hancock
that Colonel Mitchell had been appoint- j
ed Assistant Adjutant-General, and ,
after apologizing for depriving the Gen- ,
eral’s staff of an excellent officer, con- ,
eluded, “While your staff. General, loses (
an ornament the army gains an assistant ,
adjutant-general of whom it may well ,
feel promt ” '
GAHKIELD ON THE MURDER OF LINCOLN.
The official report in the Conr/rcssion
al Record of Saturday, April 14, 1866,
recites that Mr. Garfield, in the House
of Representatives, after prayer by
Chaplain Boynton, moved to dispense
with the reading of the Journal, and 1
said : “ Mr. Speaker, I desire to move
that this House do now adjourn. And i
before the vote on that motion is taken
I desire to say a few words. This day, |
Mr. Speaker, will be sadly memor
able so long as this nation shall :
endure, which God grant may be ‘till
the last syllable of recorded time,’ when I j
the volume of human history shall bo
sealed up and delivered to the omnipo
tent judge. In all future time, on the :
recurrence of this day, 1 doubt not that
the citizens of this republic will meet in
solemn assembly to reflect on the life
aud character of Abraham Lincoln and
the awful tragic event of April 4, 1865
—an event unparalleled in the history of
nations, certainly unparalleled iu our
own. It is eminently proper that this
House should this day place upon its
records a memorial of that event.” After
a brief eulogy upon the late President and '
a pathetic allusion to the circumstances
of his death, Mr. Garfield concluded: “It
was no one man who killed Abraham
Lincoln; it was the embodied spirit of
treason and slavery, inspired with fear
ful aud despairing hate, that struck him
down in the moment of the nation’s
supremest joy. Ah, tir, there are times
in the history of men and nations where
they stand so near the veil that sepa
rates mortals from the immortals, time
from eternity and men from their God,
that they can almost hear the beatings
and feel the pulsations of the heart
of the Infinite. Through such a
time has this nation just passed.
When 250,000 brave spirits passed from
the field of honor, that thin veil to the
presence of God, aud when at last its
parting folds admitted the martyr
President to the company of the dead
heroes of the Republic, the nation stood
so near the veil that the whispers of j
God were heard by the children of men.
Awe-stricken by his voice, the American
people knelt in tearful reverence and
made a solemn covenant with him and
with each other that this nation should
lie saved from its enemies, that all its
glories should be restored aud on the ru
ins of slavery and treason the temples of
freedom and justice should be built and
should survive for ever. It remains for
us, consecrated by that great event and i
under a covenant with God, to keep that j
faith, to go forward in the great work ;
until it shall lie completed. Following ,
the lead of that great man and obeying |
the high behests of God, let ns remem- j
her that
4 He has sounded forth a trumpet that shall
never call retreat;
Ho is sorting out the hearts of men before His
judgment seat.
Be swiit, my soul, to answer Him ; b ■ jubilant,
my feet,
For God is marching on.’”
At the conclusion of this peroration
the House silently adjourned.
AN HISTORICAL PARALLEL.
Early in the year 1835, on t he 30th of
January, President Jackson “assisted”
at the obsequies of Warren R. Davis, a
representative from South Carolina.
As the funeral procession was just set
ting out from the Capitol, just as Jack
son, with his Secretaries of the Navy
and of the Treasury beside him, entered
the portico from the great rotunda,
some one stepped out from the crowd,
aud iu rapid succession fired two pistols
at him. Both of them missed fire, the
percussion caps alone exploding; the
General—uever so much himself as in
such circumstances—raised his cane and
rushed at the assassin, who was knocked
down by a bystander and instantly se
cured. After-trial showed the pistols
well loaded, and perfectly effective; and
on examination it proved that he was an
emigrant from Great Britain, by name
Richard Lawrence, a house painter
driven to madness by want of employ
ment., who, regarding the President us
the cause of the universal depression of
trade, thought by his death to avenge
his own imagined wrongs, and to rid tlie
country of its oppressor.
THE FEELING IN LONDON.
An editorial in the London Tim** of ,
Tuesday says ; The attack on the life of
the President ol the United States will
create throughout the civilized world a
feeling of indignation and horror. * *
* The excitement with which the news
of the dastardly outrage was received by
the President’s own countrymen can
hardly have surpassed that which will he
aroused everywhere as far as the story
reaches. The assassination mania is
abroad. * * * General Garfield is
the latest name added to the long list of
those who have been marked out, by
their rank atnl station, as the object of
murderous attacks. The messages of
sympathy which have l>een sent him
from every side as he lies between life
aud death are no empty words. They
express what cannot fail to be the gen
uine aud universal feeling with which
his state is regarded. There Is still
hope of his recovery, aud if that hope
proves to be realized there can be no
news which will be received with warm
er welcome.
GERMAN GOOD WILL.
A Berlin correspondent of the New
York Ik raid telegraphs as follows:
“Private dispatches relating to the at
tempted Assassination of President Gar
field arrived in Berlin on Saturday after
noon. The Emperor, who was at Etna,
aud Prince Bismarck, who was at Kissin
gen, were immediately apprised of the
fact. Both were deeply concerned and
ordered the fullest particulars to be sent
them. Privy Councillor Busch, of the
Foreign Office, immediately called at
the American Legation, officially ten
dering the siucerest condolence on the
part of the Emperor aud expressing
hope of tho failure of the heinous at
tempt. The Emperor, who never fails
to signify his hearty sympathy w ith the
United States, will send an autograph
letter containing affectionate inquiries
and hopes of President Garfield’s recov
ery. At the Geographical Society,
where the celebrities of science aud art
had assembled to greet Dr. Sehliemanu
ami listen to the report of his latest ex
cavations, the assembly indignantly dis
missed the ominous news. In financial
circles there was remarkable calm and
unbounded confidence in the order and
stability of the American Constitution.
The morning papers all comment on the
news regardless of party feeling aud ex
press the warmest sympathy for the
President and the United States.
SYMPATHETIC WORDS.
At the close of his sermon Sunday
night, in the City Temple, London, Dr.
Parker referred to the attempted assas
sination in the following terms : “ \Yo
have heard with horror of the infamous
attempt to assassinate the President of
the United States, and our hearts are
moved by unfeigned and fervent sym
pathy with all who are most deeply
afflicted by the shameful outrage. We
feel that injury has been done to tho
whole cause of civilization. And this is
more than an assault upon an indi
vidual. It is a blow struck at the very
life of society. It should be resented
in the name of all that is dear to fami
lies and to nations. I think we ought
to seize this opportunity of joiuiug
with others in the expression at once of
our horror and our sympathy. When
America suffers England should be the
first to sympathize in her distress. I ask
you therefore to unite in the following
expression of feeling :
“That this congregation assembled in
the city of London, representing every
shade of religious and political opinion,
has heard w ith inexpressible horror of
the attempted assassination of the Presi
dent of the United States, and most pro
foundly sympathizes with the people of
that great couutry in the hour of na
tional consternation and distress.
“If it be your mind that this resolu
tion should pass, will you please signify
the same by rising from yonr seats ?”
The whole crowded congregation unani
mously rose in acceptance.
A HOrXTEOrS GIFT.
Postmaster-General James received a
telegram from George Wilson, Secretary
of the New York Chamber of Com
merce, in which tho latter requests tho
Portmaster-General to say to Mrs. Gar
field that the members of the New York
Chamber of Commerce have subscribed
§250,000 to be presented to her both as
a token of sincere esteem aud sympa
thy aud as a means of relieving the
mind of the President entirely from
anxiety with regard to the future of his
family. To this telegram Postmaster-
General James sent the following reply:
“Your dispatch has been delivered
to Mrs. Garfield. On receipt of it she
said: ‘ There was so much that was
touching and beautiful in the sympathy
of the people of the whole country that
she did not dare to trust herself to
think of it.’ ”
NO PARDON FOR GCITEAF.
In one of his waking hours on Mon
day the President asked Mrs. Dr.
Edson where Gniteau was. She told
him “at the jail.” He then remarked
that he “supposed people would come
to him some day with a petition to par
don that man, and he wondered what he
should do in a personal matter like
that.” Mrs. Edson told him she should
I think he would do nothiug at all. He
“certainly could not pardon snch a
man,” and the President said, “ No, I
don’t suppose I could.”
GOVERNOR HENDRICKS ON THE CRIME.
Governor Hendricks, speaking at
Greencastle, Ind., made the following
allusion to the attempt on the Presi
dent’s life:
“ This occasion is robbed of much of
1 its pleasure by the fact that a wicked
I attempt has been made upon the life of
i the President. We all feel that the
| great office should have protected him
i from the cruel attack. Every good
citizen feels the blow as if aimed at
himself. In his office and within its
prerogatives the President represents
ns all, and in that respect it is a wound
upon our institutions. Onr hope and
prayer is that a kind Providence will
avert the calamity and defeat the pur
pose of the assassin.”
A NEW THEORY.
The ball by which the wound was
inflicted gives the physicians no uneasi
ness, for the reason that they feel con
fident it cau he extracted as soon as the
President lias gaiued sufficient strength
to undergo an operation. Dr. Bites
, believes that it was the first shot fired
by Gniteau that inflicted the wound.
His theory is that Gniteau acted with
coolness aud deliberation in firing the
first shot, and that he was, therefore,
more sure iu his aim than when he tired
the second time. The first shot having
taken effect, Dr. Bliss’s theory is that
the President turned, aud, setiug his
assailant in the act of again shooting,
naturally threw up his right arm to
shield Ills body, and that while his arm
was thus thrown forward it was grazed
by the second shot. The manner in
which the l ight coat sleeve was torn by
the ball gives color to this theory.
tiuiteau’g Jail Life.
Gniteau is haviug a very solitary time
of it in the jail far out on the eastern
border of the city, writes a newspaper
correspondent from Washington. He
is quarantined from any connection with
the outside world even more effectually
than the President is. He gets his
meals delivered to him ly a very mute
messenger who under orders returns a
cast-iron “I don’t know” to every
question put by Guiteau. Five times
he has been taken out into the office of
the warden of the prison and permitted
to narrate the story of his life. This he
is perfectly willing and even anxious to
do. When started on his story he keeps
on talking until the next meal-time ar- j
r.ves, aud when he goes away to get his |
meal his victim escapes. Thus far he
lias talked only to those coming from
the office of the District-Attorney. He
has secured no counsel and beyond a
visit from his relative, Mr. Scoville, he
has net seen an acquaintance since he
was lodged. He lias one of the lower
interior cells, and despite his profane
protests against the deprivation he has
not l>een permitted to read the newspa
pers. A Bible is the only book in the
cell and this he is devouring, at times
reading on for hours at a stretch. He
complained to the District-Attorney at
the last visit of that official to the jail
that he was suffering for want of exer
cise, and askqd that he permitted to
have the run of the jail. Colonel Cork
hill offered to bring down bis carriage
and give Guitenua ride on the outskirts
of the city, but tills offer was quickly
declined by the prisoner, who in his
cowardly conceit imagines that there is
a crowd without the jail waiting to
make short work of him. He has been
very consistent in his statements, as his
liue memory enables him to recall
names, dates and places with readiness,
and while he has been allowed to talk
his story over nearly half a dozen times,
has not tripped or deviated in one single
instance. All that he has said has been
taken down, and he has been led to be
lieve that his yarn has been set forth to
the public, aud several times he has
asked the keepers whether all the peo
ple were not talking of him. But he got
only the regulation “I don’t know’”
from the keepers.
Gniteau has insisted from the start
that he himself conceived the idea of
shooting President Garfield and that
nobody else bad any previous knowledge
of the act. lhe more theoflicers of the
District-Attorney’s office study the man,
the more they are convinced that he is
correct in this statement, since his ego
tism would not permit him to share the
glory he thought he was earning with
another. He insists, too, that he was
inspired to perform the act aud that
the inspiration came a few days after
resignation of Senator Conkling. He
has found out that the President is
not dead and seems disappointed that 1
the shot was not fatal. He appears
lively enough in exchanging the common
salutations w ith the officers, but it is ap
parent that he regrets that the Presi
dent has lived so long. He says his
trouble is the pain which he has caused,
for he desired that the shot should have
proved fatal. A t first lie seemed inclined
to the opinion that the first shot he fired
struck the President iu the arm and the
second one iu the back. He is not now
so certain, for lie remembers that the
first shot was fired horizontally and the
President raised his arm, slightly turned
and “looked scared.” He likes to talk
of how he would reorganize the Govern
ment aud makes up a cabinet slate with
the greatest readiness and is never so
happy as when he is talking of politics.
There have been a large number of let
ters sent to the jail intended for and
directed to him, but they are not de
livered to him. A “number of postal
cards contain threats and others have
jeering remarks. No steps have yet
been taken towards biiuging him to trial,
and nothing will be done until a definite
report on the condition aud prospects of
the President has been received. A
guard of soldiers still remains at the
jail, and an extra force of police as well.
In case of the sudden death of the Pres
ident, immediate precautions will be
taken for the safe keeping of Gniteau,
as there is a fear that a company of
Marylanders and Virginians might apply
lynch law to his case. He is not suffer
ing at all in his new quarters. He eats
every n tal with avidity, andis gaining
tlesh under confinement.
Ice that I turns.
Dr. Carnelly, of England, is said to
have produced ice so cold that it burns
the human flesh. It is to be doubted
whether this kiud of ice is a new dis
covery ; apparently it has been known
in the United States for a long time.
Many men who patronize barrooms com
plain frequently of iutense internal burn
ing, which they are unable to trace to
its cause. Of course it cannot proceed
from the liquor; no one imagines this
for an instant. Some attribute it to the
piece of cracker, or cheese, or meat, the
olive, or radish, or bit of lemon that they
eat just after their last chink ; others
think it comes from the roast beef that
they ate at dinner or the breakfast rolls
eaten at home—anything, iu fact, but
the liquor. But all this time they en
tirely overlook the ice which is served
with the glasses and bottles. The
chances are about ten to one that if they
would stay away from the barrooms and
the wicked ice the burning sensation
would soon pass away; for, stranger
still, the ice used in water pitchers does
not burn t all. X. Y. Ik raid.
Astronomer Proctor savs that the
world will last 50,000,000 years yet.
That will do. Any man who demands
more is a hog.
SENATORS’ SALARIES.
How They are Drawn by the Men
who Govern Us.
United States Senators draw their
salaries as regularly and with as much
greediness as any otli'*r “hired hand" in
Washington. Some of them draw every
day during the session of Congress,
some once a week, others twice a month.
A few of them go into the cashier’s room
of the Secretary’s cfliee and get their
salaries only once a month. One Sena
tor only draws his salary once a year.
Among the Senators who most fre
quently draw ther stipends is Senator
Voorhees of Indiana. It is said that he
calls on the Secretary for his salary oft
ener and draws it in smaller amounts
than any ether member of the Senate.
Henry G. Davis of West Virginia is a
rich man, and uses his salary for spend
ing money. Whenever he needs a little
pocket money he sends his clerk into
the cashier's office and draws §SO, SIOO,
and sometimes §SOO at a time. He
boards at the Arlington Hotel, and lives
within his salary.
Don Cameron of Pennsylvania, it is
said, prefers hard money, but is not reg
ular in calling for his pay. He does not
carry any money with him, and runs a
bill at the Senate restaurant, which I
have ltf'nrd often amounts to from §2OO
to §SOO. When he needs any money he
goes in to the cashier and tells him to
send up to his house SSO in tpu-cent
pieces, §IOO in quarters, §2OO in half
dollars, and §IOO or so in silver dollars.
I have heard it suggested that Don per
haps used his salary in this way as a
substitute for poker chips.
Roscoe Conkliug drew his salary once
a month. When he resigned he sent one
of his clerks up to the Capitol and drew
all that was due him, including the day
on which liis resignation was read. He,
however, was not in liis seat on that day
nor was he at the Capitol at all after
ward during the remainder of the extra
session,
Platt of New York has a balance of
§0 placed to his credit, which if not
checked ont before the Ist of July, will
be sent to him by the Secretary of the
Senate.
One Senator from the South, who owns
property, it is said, frequently sells his
salary Indore it is due at a discount. I
am told that once or twice, after having
given an order on the Secretary for his
pay, by the way, he has gone and drawn
it ont himself, allowing his order to go
to protest and be dishonored.
Sherman draws his money whenever
he needs it, sometimes twice a month,
and oftener it runs on two months.
Burnside sends a draft on the Secre
tary’s cilice to his banker, at Providence,
once a month, and the bank draws on
the Secretary of the Senate regularly
every month, whether the Senate is in
session or not.
Anthony is the only Senator that
draws once a year, and his banker at
tends to it for him.
Fair, of Nevada, went off without
drawing a cent, but his salary from the
4th of March to the Ist of July will be
sent to him, if he does not draw it out
in the meantime. Fair is said to be
worth §42,000,000.
Ben Harrison drew on his salary three
or four times. In fact, up to the ad
journment of the last session that was
all the business ho did in Washington
other than vote no with the Republicans
! during the dead-lock.
Call, of Florida, is said to be the most
| improvident Senator in the bunch. It
| is said that he really does not know how
i to manage his own financial affairs.
Senator Joe Brown, who looks like an
early day Scotch Presbyterian, uses his
salary for living expenses in Washing
ton. He draws his money whenever his
hotel presents its bill. Then he goes
to the Senate cash man, and complains
about how much it costs to live in Wash
ington. His living expenses, it is
| thought, however, do not exceed his
salary. Last winter he boarded at the
Riggs House, but he has bought, or
proposes to buy, a house in which he
will live, and, it is said, will entertain
on an elalx>rate scale. Mr. Brown is
said to lie worth one or two millions.
There are several Senators who have no
other income than iheir salaries. They
cannot draw more money than is ac
tually due them, but are entitled to
their salary whether they come near
Washington dnring the session of Con
gress or stay away. If they do not call
for their money, it is sent to them on
the Ist of July each year. The majority
of Senotors are railroad dir*ctors, presi
dents of railroad companies, presidents
of banks, bank directors, etc. Pendle
ton and Sherman both have large rail
road interests, as* also has Henry G.
Davis, of West Virginia, who has large
mining interests, besides a large com
mercial business in Baltimore. Flmub
and lugalls, of Kansas, are both inter
ested in railroad enterprises iu the South
west. With but few exceptions, all of
them are interested in some way with
some corporation or other. The §5,00(1
salary paid to Senators is, therefore, to
them a minor consideration. There is
not one of them that would serve if the
salary was the only consideration at
stake.
A Sccbvy Trick.—A feminine trick,
very common among foreigners at Romo,
Italy, is described as follows : A lady
goes to a milliner’s and looks over he i
stock of bonnets. She selects those
which she thinks will sijit her, and begs
the milliner to send them to herthe fol
lowing morning that she may try them
on at home and select the one which
suits her. The poor milliner consents.
At nine o’clock she sends the bonnets.
The lady is not up. Will the “youne
woman ” call again a little later ? The
“young woman ” consents to leave the
bonnets until three o clock. What does
my lady do then ? She takes the bon
net she likes best to a little working
milliner in a back shop of a back street,
and bids her make one exactly like the
model she leaves with her until half pas
two o’clock, when she takes it back tc
the grand milliner, saying that she it
very sorry, but none of them “suit her.
A professor says that after men at
taiu the ago of sixty they feel proud o
their years. Exactly. dome tee
j prouder of their -ears than they do o
1 themselves.
#l.no PER ANNUM.
A I.OYES LIFE.
'Twas Spring-time of the day and year,
1 Clonds of white fragrance hid the thorn;
.Mv heart nnto her heart drew near,
And. ere the dew had fled the morn,
* Sweet Love was born.
An August noon, an hour of bliss
* TliaUstands amid my horns alone.
A word, a look, then—ah, that kiss !
Joy's veil was rent, her secret known,
Love was full grown.
And now. this drear Xoven.ber eve.
What has to-day seen done, heard said?
It boots not: who lias tears to grieve
For that last leaf yon tree has shed,
Or for Love dead ?
i — Chambers's Journal.
WIT AND WISDOM.
Tiiet talk most who have the least to
say.
The worst lierry of the season—Bri
bery.
Spell pea soup with three letters.
S-O-U—pea soup.
Why is a rosebud like a promissory
note? Because it matures by falliug
dew.
She cooed; lie wooed ; the old man
said they could if they would. No
cards.
Sometimes a noble failure serves the
world as faithfully as a distinguished
success.
M epical men say no benefit is de
rived from seasickness. It will continue
to be fashionable, however.
“No, sir,” said a mother proudly,
“my boy will never be caught in any
scrape. He’s too smart for that.”
Two or three hairs properly arranged
on a plate of butter will save it longer
and make it go farther than eight pounds
of oleomargarine.
“ Anything historical here ?" he said
at Mount Desert to a native. “ Wal,
t yes,” was the reply, “that there cow
used to belong to Ben Butler.”
[ TmNKERS are as scarce as gold, but
; he whose thoughts embrace all his snb-
I ject, pursues it uninterrupted and fear
s less of consequences, is a diamond of
enormous size.
1 A western newspaper annonnbec
* that two desperadoes who were firing
- pistol-shots at persons passing on the
I street “were ordered to be quiet by Po
* licem&n Jones.”
‘ The lady who plays the piano is the
one who gets left at a social gathering.
, While she is so obliging as to entertain
the company the guests assembled are
’ flirting and talking with each other.
Probably the boy never lived who,
, having a drum, did not burst it to see
i wliat made the music. But Vermont
r lias the champion boy. He broke his
i drum because he wanted to see the
drum core that his father spoke of.
A poor fellow who kicked his wife to
' death in England has .been sentenced
to six months’ imprisonment. The
f judge will probably average the thing
5 by giving some deep-dyed villain who
5 has killed a rabbit three or four years. ,
, An Irishman, on enlisting, was asked
by the recruiting officer : “When you
> get into battle, Paddy, will yon fight or
' run?” “Ah, faith,” replied Pat, with a
, comical twist of his countenance, “I’ll
| l>e after doin’, yer honor, aa the major
, ity of ye does.”
At a late Cincinnati wedding the or
-1 ganist entertained the audience awaiting
t the bridal pair by a series of voluntaries
' the last of which was : “ Tmst her not
she is fooling tbee,” at which he was
1 hard at work as the bridal procession
5 walked up the aisle.
’ A London paper asks: “Is this a fair
’ l>et? ‘lf I win, you are to keep me in
’ chocolate creams for a year. Mind, I
_ like the pointed ones. If you win, I’ll
’ work you something.’ There is acer
, tain vagueness about that ‘ something,’
? though none as to the creams.”
r For several weeks a rural journal
j kept the following conspicuously at the
i head of its local column : “ Boy wanted
* at this office.” A few days siuce the
editor’s wife presented iiim with a
) “ boy,” which, in a highly significant
7 way, shows the value of advertising.
Two women got into a crowded St.
5 Louis horse car. A man gave one of
r them a seat, and told a boy to do the
' same for the other. “ I won’t*” the
* youngster replied. The man seized him
1 by lie collar, pulled him out of the
r seat, lectured him on the duty of polite
' ness, and subsequently paid a fine of §5
3 in court.
A dandy, whose only merit was that
he was born of distinguished parents,
said one day before Thiers: “But Lit-
L ‘ tre lias only one proof that man sprang
from the monkey ; it is himself.” “At
} least,” replied Thiers, “he possesses one
advantage that he does honor to his an
j cestors.”
Ii The following epistle was picked up
0 near the Post Office the other day:
o “Dear Gns: The reason I didn’t laugh
s at yon when yon laughed at me in the
e Post Office is localise I have a bile nn
t der my arm, and I can't laugh as I used
to, as Heaven is my judge. Your loving
Dora.”
An, now we shall begin to read of the
’> murmuring sea, of the silent sea, of the
y moonlit sea, of the restless sea, of th
-1 nnrutfied sea, and all that nerve soothe
e ing panacea. It is pleasant, yea, it is
| s delightful, but it means four dollars a
" day and everything “extra.” Do not
j 1 lie beguiled by it.
1 There is an old gateman in the rail
'■ way station in Media, Pennsylvania,
who, instead of the usual “ Show yer
tickets!” accosts the traveler with,
*' “ Whar to, stranger?” Persons going
e to Boston used to be startled at Spring
’s field by a brakemau’s cry: “Spring
*' field ! Swap cars for the* Connecticut
river road !”
e “Waiter,” called the dissatisfied
q guest, “come here; there’s something
,o wrong with this coffee; it tastes as
is though there were something in it.”
/ Waiter examines critcally. “Ah, yes,
so there is, sir; must be there’s some
t- real coffee in it, sir. Sent ont by mis
of take, sir. Made for the cook’s own table,
ei sir.” Goes out and returns with a brim
if ming beaker of the old familiar saddle
colored Burlington Ha/wkeye.
1880.

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