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ls Effect-Republican Cliagrin-Couk
liu's Statistics-Edmunds Impal
ed-A Tilt With Chandler.
From a .?o//' Correspondent of thc !
V\*AsnjNciT02r, May T . :":pti.. <
rap] . you epec^a?lv . ?: >. ,v ... i
.;v B* di. - Vt irv'' ki
Wim sycLitatuia ui uutn sexes, and
the Senate was unusually full and
attentive. The Democrats were in
force, well aware of the power and
eloquence of the orator. The Re
publicans were also present to a man,
knowing from experience that the
Geo-gian would boldly encounter
their greatest gladiators, in their
highest places and on their chosen
ground. Neither friends nor ene
mies were disappointed. From the <
moment Mr. Hill began his speech to si
the hist word of it-that is, for at tb
least three hours-he held his. audi-1 di
tory magnetically enchained. It was "i
a momentous, a sublime occasion, and er
he^knew it. He knew, too, that he ie
had not only to attack the most ro- ye
bust intellects of the Republican par- on
ty, but to make a masterly defence of pr
hts cause and his people. * How thor- ve
oughly he accomplished both pur- ni;
poses you have already heard by tel- ioi
egraph, but the electric wire has wi
probably not adequately conveyed to i*s
you the tremendous energy of the an
speech and its" wonderful popular ex- its
citement. The DemDcrats, especially
those from the South, are bankrnp't dr;
in language to express their gratjfi- wL
cation and delight. The Republi- 1er
cans do not attemm. to conceal their in
inferiority and chagrin. Some of ?ai
these latter tried to console themselves tria
with the idea that it would help and ten
not hurt them; but their downcast Chi
looks and dejected tones betrayed anj
the desperation of an expectation bio
that was formed upon the %$ga but do
died within their hearts. ma
Mr. Hill was not only p^eclly otb
equipped ment?"" ' ? to be I rici
iii the highes! rendition, reb
Th? last wor . ; cl-like Cht
i." the first .ajs ^ aho
.'ogent. Iii lines- Cha
J^Ujf??^^Ti' " ein rn* jes- luiij
*W<ldhetW*H ? flirre
lion with a S?S^ only
of his spier - ' tnt1 ts, but
the august a::' are Lome. He
fiivt assailed Sena . 'onkling's com
parative sti , -rt-:>y the New
Vurker attt .it ' "? -tn?tv!hat
the South diT but" Ule t^wV.rd the
support of tire Ot> . ment an<; t-hat
th? North bad the arden almost ex
clusively to bear. ". 1 ii.: ur es vere
shown to bi an at:: levr?aion of
4.iui3 and thst, if ried to a logeai
conclusion, would . e the absurdi
ty that New Yor! . ::ie largest
cotton growim St; in the Union.
In every parilcuii ifa Con??iing's
statistics wei, : " " ill ??.'ions and
an exhibit made tba South not
only furnished er share to
ward the suppr. tl . ei '..i'.ent
and thee ?mm? kuti inch raore
than her por tiri . td$m? weevils
that had been Q r. The
New York S?nat , teg.il irgament
was Iben riddh i?r. ititi ^notting
Mr.Conkling? lisos and coolly
IM:ning them i gainst bH?, The plea
of Mr. Conki . iTeW Ork
needed troops ot ::.r s g?i ran - to
protect her af ^? polls was cl... ac
terized asa libel ai oh that comiuon
wealth. "If," s* ? ub
stance,'"New York is unv. i?ir,. or
unable tu protect erself, theft the
richest, most pd$H - and mo?t row
erful State in the A^arican'paion is
already lost to Kbc :/ andthe Urion
itself ia iiiar l<?K?l?ss dis
solution." dr. i " ? tTk his
punishment rn- -: - then
he winced and .ewn : '- * nostrils
belligerently; jj&t uly ex
hibited a good z, and
laughed heartily -7 o: his
party friends mSMz^ lilli's
merciless logic. ^.^Sfctm.
To Mr. Edt: . . > .h? V
ties Mr.Jft-cdJjoid a 'A r
arguiKt thatV - theil
tracts from the ' - . ? J
ernlisL and the
er excerpts wen . c J
hilat d the lot se
lection of authorities': Agfrrodt-^t 1
so-called St. Jerome's pious snivel
ing at State Eights, the Georgian
marshaled a host of glorious witnesses
to the truth ot his position from Mad
ison to Webster. Mr. Blaine was
amazed that Madison should have so
spoken, and Mr. Edmunds astound
ed that Webster should be thus sum
moned from the grave. The Maine
man and the Vermonter essayed to
break the force of these declarations,
but were snuffed out for their rash
ness. Mr. Blaine assumed what Dr.
Holmes calls "the ginger-bread rab
bit expression," and Mr. Edmunds
opened his mouth painfully and fell
back wildly as if struck between the
eyes by an intellectual brickbat. I
never si men of such calibre so
easily routed and so completely con
founded. 0
tossed aside Edmunds,
Conkling. Senator Hill
almost with a protest,
1 utterances of Ger.. Lo
the Government being a
if it were as he (John)
it to be. Never did mor
a severer penalty for
This afforded Mr. Hill
?ortunity to explain the
r of this Government as
, of Federal and Nation
JFemonstrate how the Un
ianguageol Mr. Stephens,
i ol nations," and entirely
in its compos^ [brm Tf
a chanel
ni fi
to I
ignorance of some newses and
ana 1 men that attacked j recent
ly tor alluding to the Senfs "Con
federate." "I did uofc J h my
mind," he said, "the ?fed?rate
Mates of the South. I A\y, and
deliberately employed af?i used
: J>/.Mr. Madison in this lection."
'Did Mr. Madison ever t such a
term? promptly bl urti out Mr.
Liaine "Over and ovejain," re
plied Mr. Hill; "fbrtytiinTjtleast."
And so, Mr. Blaine, enligUed for
once as to the history of hfanntry
and formation of his Gjtament,
subsided without mor ado.]
Perhaps the finest portas of this |
speech were those indicatiqwhy the
South was solid and aga? what?
Against the revolutionarfa-'-hv? I
ta f - -?
?I wit? the present Republican con
piracy to destroy the Stat} them
elves; and, therefore, the Jlv Un
)n worth having. He caed upon
ll the people to note this iii Radi
ii revolution, and to prepaj for the
)ss of their liberties, if it sfcceeded
ider the cover of false criJof "an
? >r rebellion." He predited that
. wenty ex-Confederate ??era!'
: G-nonels now Democratic Snators,
L>a.Vi,be found in any futufjwar, if
!-:h were possible, fighting under
? tars and Stripes against ie real
aUi 3nist8 who are now yelling
. . ation" in order to maintinpow
throttle popular freedor' And,
pi. hg to Conkling, he std: "If
> ^ve but four Union ta?erais
i . side of the Chamberit onlv
c. . that Radical doclriutaics are
H expert in getting up vijrs and
iking them pay, but not afdl anx
ls to reward with office lie men
io fought battles to a sj&easful
ue." This was a "sockdoager,"
d even Mr. Conkling Muffled at
truth. fi
The most amusing, no| to say
imatie. part of this oralim was
len Senator Hill read Zach ?hand
's famous "blood let ti ngj'epistle
1S00-C1. Concluding MIN ?jungui
ry and infernal missive, tfce[Geor
Senator said, with ineflkhle con
iptand irony: "Who is'jus Z.
Midler? I do not know ninty Does
<Tbody know him? How ? much
od did he spill? I have heajd, but
not know that it isso, that a great
ny men who urged the spieling of
er peoples' blood got enomously
e-Hbn h. . ..
itulle* ?TC:: . .,}.:
U'd : ? . f aft*
IC ?'.. ?r ..; jj
ai.";: . .u.y
?er ? . - i *
u?fdy. :.:??! !. ..^ : tor all thi
sipelas. It was manifestly difli
t for him to keep his seat, and
en Mr. Hill woundup with a mag
cent burst of eloquence, warning
people of the danger impending
them and their comnonwealths,
Michigander sprang up, like a
iring jack, cocked his glasses
celv on his nose, barbed his desk,
ved" the air, ami belowed like an
igater with the toihache. He
sed a laugh at Mr. lill by inquir
; how much blood h had spilled,
1 tuen proceeded wit his old, stale,
va ibare harangue pout -'treason"
.1 "traitors." lt wi a pitiful ex
)ition. Mr. Hill imdesceiided to
r that the differer.* between them
,s fhat he (Hill) wshed no blood
all to be spilled; lit this did not
ip the infuriated Michigander who
oceeded about fit minutes lonper
d thus, amid cristoe roais of
lghter from the ?nators and gal
?ies, he sat down<n his seat, ex
isted by his cn violence. He
is not drunk ith whisky, but
noni, and his nd ness has a speci
; method. He* nows that these
decent exhibits are pleasant to
norance and totality. Ile was
nt to the Sena' to play the part
a boss hyena md the contract is
led to the lett- The contrast be
reen lum and dill is one to make
?y respectai)] Northern man or
oman groan th mortification and
i cause the Sterner to thrill with
Mr. Hill w enthusiastically con
ratulated, ai he goes to Georgia
ie proudest'*0 >n the Senate of
ie United tte.s and one of the
reatest oraP of this or any other
?l the worlu^^wj^agand all the
i ami women werely'^layers, some
them most confoundedly poor
yere, too: they hivfe their exits
I their entrances, lint a large pro
tion of them would* rather have
iskey as a steady thing. And one
n in his time plays many parts~
ht field, centre field, catcher, short
p, etc. M first the infant, mewl
' and pu.cing in its nurse's arms
.1 yelling lire; and then the school
j with his dinner bucket, and
tining, mourning face, creeping
e a snail, unwillingly to school,
lh a sheep skin, under his jacket ;
d then the lover, sighing like a
ist furnace, with a wofu? ballad,
irfully and wonderfully made, to
i mistress' eyebrows, and his coat
il pockets filled with coniectionery ;
en a soldier, full of strange oaths
d bugs, jealous*.of honor, sudden
d quick in quarrel, seeking thebub
eof reputation even in the cannon's
outh at thirteen dollars a month;
id then thc alderman, with a bay
indow ou his stomach, full of wise
.usage aud many other things to
it, who charges two dollars for mar
ring a man, ?Vd kisses the bride
ithont leave or license. The sixth
ye shifts into the lean and slippered
untaloons, wita or without rutiles,
3 the case may be ; last scene that
rids this strange, eventful history is
>cond childhood and mere oblivion,
ins teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sam
verything, excepta wonderful faculty
flyiof abc*!* tn ! . ' " miners an?J
ni.i ??. ..? hi. vin ?isi'o?, .lavs,
A Son of Old Zack, Who Was
a Confederate Lieut-General.
General Richard Taylor, the only
son of the late President Zachary
Taylor, died at the residence of Mr.
S. L. M. Barlow, in New York, on
Saturday April 12th, at a quarter to
eight o'clock. The news will carry
grief to thousands in this country
>-nd abroad, for General Taylor was
personally widely known in European
?o- ~-rdi jjp American cacti '..
. .i,!v ? an eecomp??shed sblditfr, wh
...*?'.*. ? -O.i iu uA3l i*r. $!v W?L' LG
Vew i cs soi..-' ?xi .. ... ip?i ', \as
tne issue ot his book of war memo
ries, " Destruction and Reconstruc
tion." For several years his health
has been failing, but only within the
last month were developed symptoms
of a dropsical affection which brought
his life to a sudden close before many
of his friends were aware that he
was really ill. Mr. and Mrs. Barlow
were old friends of his family. They,
? b his physician, Dr. Austin Flint,
j;., and his sister, Mis. Dandridge, of
Virginia, were with him in hts last
A native of New Orleans, wher
he was born, January 27, 1S26, Rich
ard Taylor spent his early youth in
following his father, old-Z lek Taylor,
from post to post on the frontier, and
hardly knew how he received the
rudiments of education. He picked
up French among the Creoles, derived
military ambition from observation
of his father and his troops, learned
lessons of freedom and fortitude
from the Indians against whom his
father fought, and among his kindred
in Virginia was indoctrinated in the
chivalry and State's rights dogmas of
the old-school Southerners. But
General Taylor designed his son for
a high walk of life, and in due time
entered him for a complete collegiate
training. When thirteen years old
i he boy was sent to Edinburgh, Scot
land, where he was thoroughly drilled
for three years in Latin and other
studies* Ile then spent about a year
in France. Returning to America,
be received private tuition for two
pears from Mr. Brooks, of Lancaster,
Mass., aud entered the Junior class
it IT--J hi 1S43, and graduated
From college he
n. The Mexican
1 *?d he became ? "
.- :- ?. '.father. &...'*. .
: : vu sayer*.! . *r{?
. '? r?turn?iS i
" reside*..
-'-e . ?>uen:.: .
:t U...* . -r-, r M-Mfwq,Jj. '
ng to his father in Jt-rFsrsuh
Mississippi, uni;. when ?e rt
noved to a sugar esiate in the {?arish
)f St. Charles, abottt twenty miles
ibove New Orleans, where he was
iving when the war broke out. In
February, 1851, )ie married Miss
Myrth Bringler, a lady of French
extraction, ot an old and powerful
Creole family, who died in 1S75,
eaving him fhree daughters, who
low reside in Winchester, Va., and
laving lost four sons. With a fine
nheritance lie enjoyed all the luxury
>f lite ts a rich sugar planter and
arge slave owner. Meanwhile he
vas, of course, ptominent in politics,
LS became every man of his social
ailie in (he South in those days. Ile
vas a State Senator for four years,
hen a delegate to the Charleston Na
ional Democratic Convention in I860,
md afterwards that of Baltimore,
ind was a member of the Secession
invention of Louisiana in 18C0-GI.
The story of his pait in thc late
var is entertainingly told in his book,
low fresh from the pres*. Ile early
nade up hij mind to " go with his
itate" and, after assisting Governor
Joore in organizing the miiitia, was
ippointed colonel of the Ninth R'.'gi .
nent ot' Louisiaua Volunteers in.
?une, 1S61, and sent with them to
Virginia. The day he got to Rich
nond he waited on the Secretary of
War and informed him that he had a
.egimeut thoroughly armed, equipped
md ready for the field. " When will
roo, be ready to start?" asked the
Secretary. " In five minutes," re
?lied Taylor. But he did not get oil"
intil daylight the next morning, and
reached Manassas Junction at dusk
>n that eventful day on which the
jattle had been fought. Ilia rcgi
aoaLremain^ljiyjthtliat army, and
n the autucuT?ynir AT?T- r--^-.-?J
to be a brigadier. In the spring ol'
1802 he led his brigade in the Valley
campaign under Stonewall Jackson,
and won distinction at Front Royal,
Middletown, Winchester, Strasburg,
Cross Keys and Port Republic. Gen
eral Jackson gave his brigade a bat
tery of artillery which they had cap
tured as a reward for their gallantry,
and recommended Taylor for promo
tion. His next service was on the j j
Peninsula, where he gained fresh _
laurels, although he was in poor
health aud for awhile had to sit ii
an ambulance and lead his troop
into battle. His promotion to tl
rank of major general came speedil
whereupon he was assigned to t?
command of the District ol' Louisia>.
A partial paralysis delayed his*
Barning the new command. Wm ' g
he arrived in Louisiana he tdd j
himself a general without army, ms
or money. He went to work th
vigor and despite obstacle.! iat | L
seemed insurmountable soon Saja
respectable following of troops,*!h- ? 0
ered piecemeal, and equip)/ " it1 p
mainly by captures from the Offing . e
forces in numerous small engagjjnts, | r
until he had reclaimed the tf* ot j g
Louisiana west of the Mfoppi w
when Vicksburg feir, July, 1/. He J
was then compelled to fall i> west w
of Berwick Bay, but couti"! his p
organization and added suclfei.gth tl
to his army as to maintain threat- T
ening attitude towards NeMeans p
.nd keep a large Federa)1'T oe- n
eupied.^'p^^^ 'tl
! Ci
NOT long afterward " Dick Taylor^'
as he was now generally called, mad<
himself famous by the signal defea
of General N. J?. Banks, near Mans
field, La.-an achievement wbi?.l]
gave him his principal claim ta t
place in history. In brief, it may?b<
said that with S,000 men he attackw
Banks' Federal army, said to hay*
been 40,000 strong, and routed him,
capturing twenty-two gum ancL:a
large number of prisoners, vith b?g^
gage, munitions of war, etc/He pur-j
sued Banks and again attacked biol
at Pleasant Hill, a strong:position.
Banks held on until night; and reJ
treated under cover of darkness;
O" -eral Tay] thon, - r r Sj
I 1? Sift ii .
. D mi : che Ir- <&S> ? '
-rrrr-r^": :. !0-\:\.lTp :.u i Lc
*r:eeic, acvyever. rovirev^n
... ? : ... Pgrt| teri -.r
the Confederate Govern^nt Taylor^
received the stars of aLieutenant
General, the second gradin the Con
federate army. He wasit once or
dered to the command ethe Depart
ment of Alabama an</Mississippi.
All the fortified posts n the Missis
sippi ri . er were held I the Feder
als and their gunboats cfeely patrolled
the river itself. He cfS3ed the roll
ing Hood by night in ! small canoe,
the horses swimming aingside. Sher
man held Atlanta, iood lay some
distance to the souiwest and the
Southern coast was ? the hands of
the Federals, exceptMobile, which
was threatened by arragut. Gen
eral Maury commaAed at Mobile,
and here Taylor metiresident Davis
and discussed the njilary situation
fully and freely. Tylor had already
sent Forrest with ?cavalry division
into northeast Misspippi to interrupt
Sherman's commutation with Nash
ville. His own acount of what fol
lowed is at once htorically interest
ing and a fair speanen of his nerv
ous style as a m?litry historian :
" The closing senes of the great
drama succeeded each other with
startling rapidity.Sberman marched
unopposed to th? sea. Hood was
driven from Nashille across the Ten
nessee and askeilo be relieved. As
signed to this dty, I met him near
Tupelo, North lississippi, and wit
nessed the melacholy spectacle pre
sented of a rcteating army-guns,
?inall arms air accoutrements lost,
men without shes or blankets, and
this in a wi ii te: of unusual severity
for that latitude. Making oyery
?flbrt to re-eng.;) this force, I su?,
*ested to Ge't al Lee, then com
manding all the armies of the Con
- \--wv lhat. ir. should . j-n-tve>
SheriV'^; . ''" J ?*<*),
?ci,..--' ii.- Vm< ? ?? .ree" ..<". .. . ' . * \
;;; .*'.>-a. *U. a iveu-? rr?<\-- f
'- >.* command t)f F: . ?
. V*.' rapidly tinough North J
uauauia, seised ??elrua, and turning
ast to Montgomery continued into
leorgia. General Canby, command
tig tlie Union annies in tbe South
zest, advanced up the eastern shore
f Mobile Bay and invested Spanish
'ort and Bia hely, important Cooled
rate works in that quarter. After
epulsing an assault General Maury,
ii accordance with instructions, with
rew his garrisons in the night to
>Iol)ile and then evacuated the city,
tilling back to Meridian, on the line
f the. Mobile and Ohio Railroad.
Jeneral Forrest was drawn in to the
ame point, and tlie little army, less'
hun S.000 of all arms, held in readi
ness to discharge such duties as the
ironing fortunes of the 'cause' and
he bono: of its arms might demand."
Geneini Taylor claimed to have
uade tli? last surrender of Confed
rate troops. This event occured at
Jitron vii le, some forty miles north of
Mobile, in the early days of May.
.SOO, General Canby receiving his
word. The story of that occurrence
s pleasantly told by General Taylor
n a coitribution to The Times "Anu
?ais of the War." He says ; " There
he gnat war virtually ended. After
his nit a hostile gun was fi. ed, and
he aithority of the United States
vas supreme in tho land." The cqn
I uer el chieftain made his way to
dobie, accompanied by a single aid,
?avirg to sell their horses to buy
u-eat and meat. From Mobile he
vent to New Orleans. It did not
akehira long lo find ont that he was
uiiiid in fortune and at lorty years
?f a^e must make a fresh start in
ife. As soon as the field of politics
vas open to ex-Confederates he re
ined active participation in public
iffars. lie went to Washington to
ibtain permission io v-i=T*r-hro*~*^e(Lj
riend Jeiferson Davis, then iu^ris
Hi?n la roTtrcHM M-T rots, wh? \\[a.s
icnnected with him by marjia&iHe
iiuceeded, and an interesting p?^ of
IF book is devoted to the s ?ry of
bp interviews with President John
m, Secretary Stanton, Thaddeus
sevens, Charles Sumner andjither
rominent men of the day bl this
usiness. His polished pen was
ipped in vitriol when he vcote of
lese worthies of the war penni. In
ie same year he figured jin the
ohnsonian National Union ?bn.ven
on, better known as the aAn-and
rm convention, held in tffitfcily.
'or several years he was connected
rith the public works of Louisiant,
ut went abroad on private business
i ISTo. His reception there ihiirh>
)?rutic circles has scarcely an Ameri\
in parallel, except in the case oi< *
liarles Sumner. . j
He first gained notoriety" kt thejc
london clubs by his admirable skill
s a whist player. He was^a disciple
f Hoyle and the older school of
layers, and cared little for the'mod
rn niceties of the game. His niimo
y was wonderful, and he neveifor
ot a card. The English club nen,
'ho had learned their science from
ames Clay, Cavendish arid Pole,
rere asto lished at this old-fashioned
layer, who beat them in spile ot
?eir rules and formulas So Genend
aylor's lame came to the ears of tne
rince of Wales, who loves a rubber
ext to-a-fc??^eHm^rrr?yi(l they mpt at
ie Marlborough Club d?e night and
.?r 1
, J ni'
jayed together. Thus began an in
macy which endured to the last,
[herever the Prince went, whether
Sandringham for a whiff of rustic
r, or to Scotland to stalk the deer,
to the races at Ascot, or to the
verity boat race on the Thames,
t hither ha waa certain to invite Gen
eral Taylor. He introduced him at
rwirnlsor to the Queen, and the Queen
'waa so charmed with his company
that she prayed him to p^ay for a
week at the Castle. When the Prince
went to India he invited General
?aylor to be one of the party. But
?he General preferred to stay in Lon
don, and many a quiet rubber waa
-played at the Marlborough Honse by I
. . / ? Ga ' ri 1 - 1
(jitri'tbfe~:Anssrjc?? sybila the Pi in?
RT- .iirh ty*&*- -'
jaral fco* .'*>.;.>?.. ri ir. !;'..''??;: .. '
/.i: rao? iorses and rarest* ii??
of tare prodii
cess lay his wondertul tacuity ror De
ing all things to all men. Whatever
the topic of conversation might be that
he would adapt himself. To men of a
younger generation he was particularly
charming. When the faster members
of the Prince of Wales set would
meet at the Marlborough he would
discu?s coaches with Lord Carington,
cock pheasants with Lord Aylesford
and the latest horse race with Lord
Charles Beresford. In the Park, with
the Priucess and children, his manner
was redolent of antique chivalry. At
the Turf Club he would arrange
handicaps with Admiral Rous and
help Lord Rosebery make his book
for the Newmarket meeting. At the
Athenamm he would cross literary
swords with Sir Charles Dilke, and
at the United Service would discuss j
military tactics with Sir Garnet
Wolsely and Lord Napier of Mag- j
dala. Nothing came amiss to him.
George Otto Trevelyan, nephew of
Lord Macaulay, read his ar ides in
the North American Reviejo, and
s$d there'was in him the stuff of a
great military writer. Statesmen
listened with delight to his disserta
tions on the American Constitution.
Von Moltke himself gave in his
honor the dinner at which he met
Prince Bismark. Everywhere he
spread about him the charm of his
personality, and nothing distinguish
ed bira from the crowd of raconteurs
more than this, that his conversation
was never forced or out of place,
never labored or prepared before
hand, welling up naturally from the
stores of a naturally rich mind.
G bsfal Taylor's first re marka11 -. J
.n the war wa^ in Stan/* M
J '.?<- . ,. a famoui? i ?ut>a?gu o ,
*??U< y r.f V;rv.oift. V *? ? .?.
? i afeftna ii*?j. :-.
.''-'?i - responded wit.". :' - .H
? MICH'S com wand. "Tr 1 X -ry
?anal Ive taken'' .'.oiv0.< Taylor
y^i^uziRKieat admirer or Jackson,
whom h?*ira?-^2ihed as a man
given over to lemon suclmrg-----??^
prayers. On this occasion, riding on
the fl mk of his column, between it
and the hostile line, he saw Jackson
ieside him. Taylor did not consider
that this was the place for tue com
mander of the army, and ventante
to tell him so ; but he paid no atten
tion to the remark. " We reached a
shallow depression where the enemy
could depress his guns," says General
Taylor, " and his fire became close
and fatal. Many men fell, and the
whistling of shot and shell occasioned
much ducking ol heads in the column.
This annoyed me no little, as it was
but child's play to the work immedi
ately in hand Always an admirer o?
delightful Uncle Toby, I had con
tracted the most villainous habit of
his beloved army in Flanders, and
forgetting. Jackson's presence, ripped
out: ' What the hell are you dodg
ing for? If there, is any more of it
you will be halted under this fire for
an hour!' The sharp tones of a famil
iar voice produced the desired effect,
and the men looked as though they
had Swallowed ramrods; but I shall
never forget the reproachful surprise
expressed in Jackson's face. He
placed a hand on my shoulder, and
said in a gentle voice. 'I am afraid
yen are a wicked fellow,' turned and
rode back to the pike."
In 18T5 General Taylor became
interested in the canvass of Mr. Til
den for the Presidency, and probably
did more than any other man to
bring the South to his support. With
the in; uguration of Mr. Hayes his
pol i ti al zeal abated somewhat, and
he has since spent most of his time
at Winchester, where he has many
frienda, wifh occasional visits to New
York-and Washington. His book,
"Destruction and Reconstruction,"
MLfaO pvmlmi rtLrmf n. fortnight aflQ^_Jt.
is in some respects the most remarka
ble of Confederate contributions to
the history of the war. General
Taylor was a man of profound schol
firship, which gave his writings a fine
finish, an 1 wielded a caustic pen,
which he used unsparingly. He
iriticised not only Union generals,
but his own comrades above and be
low him in rank without reserve and
in language ? striking that it can
bard ly fa v,e in the memory of
he re? il ie warm friendship for
letTer ^avis is shown all through
,he despite an almost painful
if t to be impartial. Had he lived
.his book would have provoked con
roversy. This, however, would not
lave been unwelcome to him ; he
vas able to defend himself with the
>en as well as with the sword, and
iltliough a hard hitter in any sort of
untest, his pen, like his sword, was
?ways wielded with knightly courte
A Deadly Duel.
GALVESTON, May 10.-The JVeivs
las the following special from Sher
nan : It is rumored this afternoon
-tut a duel was fought between Wiley
md Jacobs. Ten paces were stepped
)?F. Both began firing revolvers, j 1
Wiley fell mortally wounded at the 1
third shot. He raised himself on his ' a
?How and sent a ball through Jacobs' }
brun killing him instantly. Both *
we>e cattle thieves. The quarrel was . fi
Dveia division of spoils. 11
MR. EDITOR:-Please allow rae
s~ rt ;n your valn*Ms Daoer, to give
L ".'R to four adera on
thu i nt ?nd uvr . .a .f question
feet :OW agitai immunity
to . ... :5enl i ia u : '?. lenee or
Do & . e t !<i ' ' een more
i : i !.; .* rtj iieard the
ii ..-: ii i eay that the
dence Ipi ? o .. w wno was the
greatest; i M-;- <'. r bad befallen
Kw Aa ... eo?!e. I .?aid .tot him,
( pi ??5 ,: I v.v then? He-said
fence '?i:. - . .. and the plantation
-I.-. . ' Thjo-^ruvp
Tm pi .
:<eei.Tntroutiucxi . .*.?
that can an ?viii rei -re us to our
oriarjm nd greatness.
Tl re ir ny r ca that CDuld
b~ ?1 ii nr : i adoption by
0 ;. j . ter? and which I
y will Di so consider,
ral ' ' ?3 admitted by
.?:' .: rent n i practical fal mers
is . .!-:.':it number of
rs . -, m fc? make a gcod
pa Le stock, which would
b . m?: -, k dons than to split a
hi- -. . 1 ew >ails and repair
..- . . .,- stands,-and after
i i'\nj rt made for the
it v ?? the beginnin ? of
titi ,iy take a short
ti ipi ii put up a few new
rij id pu . iock fence in com
7, U year. I would
. ; ii take more than twej
n . : .icfarmer to com
i.. - and '.hen tne balance
;.- im'i . ? -kving time set in,
hauling in litter
ift?.trt A lot for horses
ad louie? or cattle, one lor
id --p ami goats. But
trna wuui^ .. .t:v ;upy all the time.
There could be some time spent in
splitting a few rails and hauling in
litter and making compost pens; and
in a few years he can make his land
rich and do away with the present
abominable practice of using com
mercial fertilizers, which are a curse
and will ever be whilst our farmers
continue to use them instead of our
domestic manures.
Another great advantage that will
accrue to our farmersif the next Leg
islature will adopt the stock fence is
this: our old f?elas and wood lands i
will soon grow upin a thick and dense
" ? - , . ' our land? improve
?li ... tb ? ngia taken from
:.' t< % v...-- le is left lo
../k:'-ne.' . .' \ .; il. I will
- :.?. ..?, .. "d\?ni! -----
''kc?<%-'> ?.'^ . -*= "
iorW.<-*. ' ..' i.- .-iamp
and moist ,.r-? "n consequence o? ii?.
shaded condition," Che clouds p'ass"
over and disgorge their watery bow
_els on the surrounding plantations,
bunrTnr-'^J.uare. barren and sterile,
the sun's rays would drive these
clouds higher and higher until they
were driven far away to some water
course or damp country to again dis
gorge themselves of their watery
fluid. In this way our farmers would
be amply enumerated, their lands
producing four-fold. But there is
another grand consideration about
this stock fence; there would be no
cause for burning of woods and old
fields, by those that own no land, for
the purpose of having early grass for
the cattle to graze on, as ?ll would
be required to be in some pasture.
. Before I close this communication,
allow me to advert to some of ' Ger
manville's" objections to the stock
fence law. He says go where you"
will, the stock law is the chief topic.
He says they have a right to com
plain for numerous reasons: 1st, our
Linds are not adapted to pasturage.
2d, the expense which would neces
sarily accrue from making and pre
paring pasture, digging for water,
etc., would be very grievous.
1 would enquire of Germanville,
how the people in that township rais
ed stock heretofore? As they have
no pasture land, the inference is
drawn that they must raise their
stock in the lots and stables. This
objection is quite thin. His second
objection is equally as thin as the
first, for in the time he tak ;8 in re
pairing all his plantation, he could
take enough of the sound old rails
and make his pasture with much less
expense. I will admit that there will
be some farms that will not have the
advantages that others have, but to
use Germanville's own weapon,
would it be right for a few farms
thus situated without water,4o~o?ft*J
trol a whole community?"! wouldsaysS
to those that are thus situated with
out water, that they can do as they
do in the praries; when they arart
scarce of water they throw up small!
dirt dams across ravines and hollows ?
in the winter seasons of the year,
and dam the water in ponds and it
will last from rain to rain, affording
sufficient supply for stock during the
whole summer unless in excessi
drouth, and the stock will much
fer it to clear running water.
His third objection is that
ture for cattle, a pasture for ho
a pasture for sheep,
expensive than the present
would enquire of German\
does he want with so many
Does not his stock run at la
why could they not run tog
pasture as they had been
run together. This obje
not do.
His fourth objection is
s one side of the road and
>nthe other side, and that i
?ecessary to build a lane
ind make two gates. Th
[ think is equally grou
-hird. He enid easily
ind if his stables we
ind he lived on neigh
ie could turn the rc
ot and stable; but sh
I public highway and f
)ensive to move his lot
ie could petition the conn
ioners to change the ro
ii? lot the same "as in the c
il ??
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