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Hassock's Vle^' ?W^i^^ t)i? ft?-.yevTU
NSWVOBE. July lit{
Much talk having been made over a
letter written by Ven^?f?bdn?,
Sherman in Dc<er?bet^?of Isjrtn th?
whole country waa convulsed by the riv*
ni claims of Hayes and Tilden io the Pre?*
idency, Gen. Hancock wrote to Gen.
given him for publication. Gen. Sher
tbe Weat, mit as soon as he returned he
sent n certified copy to Gen. Hancock,
who furnished It to the Associated Press.
This letter waa written in reply to two
.otters on the situation received from Gep,
Sherman : >c*? t .; ??M
JWy Dear General: Your ?ivor of the
4th instant reached me in New York on
the 5th, the day before I left for tho West.
I intended to reply to it before leaving,
but the1 cir?s Itfddoh't to departure in
terfered. .Then again, since my orri val
here. X-h?ve been 'eb ?edupied ' wHb? p?r
sonal affaira of a business nature, that I
have deferred writing from day to day
until this moment, ana now I Cud myself
in debt t4fiCTiffij[&^^
edgemsjftCi'yuin tkidr vfihh"~17f?i
ded t^-^^ty^^?f^lv ft^^^rj^b . m o rrow
evening,) so that I may be expected in
N?wa'ox&.rjiiJji^ -i.
' lt has been cold and dreary since my
arrival hetdl. H ha?es worfced "likela
Turk" (I.prodraetr^ work)'
In the country in making fences, cutting
down trees, repairing buildings, ?co., dca,
encountered in a temperate zone. I have
known St. Louis ? in December to have
Snial weather thrtftfghotit the month,
ifs December bas been frigid and the
river has been frozen more solid than I
have ever known it. '' f?IQQ?-?T (if)
IWhen I heard the /timor that I was
ordered to tbd^fl??Wtt? thought lt <
probably true. Considering the paat dis
cussion on that subject possibilities
Beerc|?T?rin^^ro|TO Hacf
it besluStt* * ih>W oT conrao.bave pro-t
?onted no complaint nor made resistance
of any kind. I would have gone quickly
"?floj'.preparecl.-to go promptly. .leer?
talnly would have beon relieved from tho
rflgponsibijity and- anexietlee concerning
. Presidential matters which may fall to
those near tho throne or in authority
within Uinnex:t,feur-.meHi'us; as ?wellats
from other inck'cntn or matters.which I
could not control nnd action concerning
which I might not approve. I was not
exactly prepared to go to the Pa s Ac,
however, end I. therefore felt xe'fi rea
when I received your notp inforatii. % roe
that there'; waa no truth in the .rumors..
Then ? did not wish to appear to be es
caping from responsibilities and possible
dangers which may cluster around mili
tary commanders in the East, especially
in the critical period fast approaching.
All's welUdinifehas ?rteiU SI '-><?
The whole matter of tho Presidency
seems to me to be simple and to admit of
a peaceful solution. The machinery for
such a continmBwmtjtbfeateos to-pre
sent itseirhjisT^eW^carefdlly prepared
It oiilv requires lubrication owing to dis
use, i ihe^r^y'eh??^ha^tiothing to kio
icit?JAaetetwtm nr,.uwuguratiaji~ of JVm?
dents. The people elect tho Presidonfc,
Concjesl dgcnrj? ipjoint pessiqn I who ho
*8 ?. e wy*4 hayaonl-^'t/v? l>?y, bia
mandates, and are protected in so doing
only so far as they, play? be I?vffl? -Qur
commissions express that.'
JEFFEBS^^jjStQ OF Jj/|c^s|^TIOI?:
Blt sulla our system. He rode alone on
horseback to tue Capitol,) I fear it'waa
the "old capitol,") tied his horse to the
rail fence , entered and was sworn ; then
rode to tl?? executive mansion and took
possession. Ho inaugurated himself sim
ply by taking the oath pf office. There
Is.no legal inauguration' in.our'system'.
The noonie or politicians msy instituto
parades in honor of thtf event,,and public
officials mtifadd-toIbe- page?rft 'by as
sembling troops and banners, but all that
only comes properly, after j uauguratinn,
not before, and it is not a part of it. Our
|systern,dpfe& noj, provide, that-on* i*rt>?i
d^ent?hQul4?unugur?tQ? another. Thee
might be danger in that, and it was stu
jurn^^t^n also, but 1 aun subordinate
and not on tho spafofiiiti ?f ?kwcr53?,W
also would be tep WAnor w autSor*
??ty; for there is tri" station of the
general-in?ehief. On tho principio thal
a regularly elected. President's term ol
office expires with the 8rd of March, (ol
which .f have not tho at.gheat doubt,) and
which tho flaws bearing on the subject
uoiformily recognise, and i u consideration
or the pccaibility that tho lawfully elected
President ma/oro* af Venr until tho ?tti
of March and a great oeat pf responsibil
ity may ' necessarily fall lipon you, "yoe
hold over. You will havo power, an?]
prestige to'support you. Tho secretar)
of war, toe, probably holds over? but if nr.
President appears ho may not be able U
exercise functions in the naroo of Pres!
. dent, for bis proper acts ste those of t
known*ur)eri?r,?lawful President. Yot
acfrow jour WU' tpf W .Mllty~and^ b*
al majority, of the Electoral College, o
, thrV Seriate and house'oh tho occosioi
of the count, dd not unite in declares
some person legally elected by tho pen
already provided to meet that corv.ingcn
cy and decide the question peacefully
ii hio no? bren. rBTiynUy used, ne eec*
sion presenting' itself, but our forefather
provided it. IfctjiA^
and has been rocogdisra and sub
milted to a? l&wful on every hand.
That machinery would probably
elect Mr. T*U>?y P^den$3??d Mr
Wheeler ^?Wr^idontV That wo?ld b
right eiVHigh j fon the law provides, tba
in the failure to elect duly by tbe peep)
tho House shall .immediately elect-th
President am) tho Senate the VIce-Prei
ident, Seme tribunal must decid
whether tba bcdple have duly elected
President. 1 presume, of coora, tb
it ie Che joint ai?/mutivo action of th
Seriate and tho House, Of ' why aro the;
puisent to wltmSk*, the count if not to se
that it ie fair and just f ?f a failure t
. agr?e arises betwee* two br* inj there ca
bo no !aw,fnl?fBrei??lv? decision that!th
' people have elected ? President, and th
House must then pr?je?od to .net, not th
Senate. Tho Sonata electa Viee-Prea
dents, not Presidents. Doubtless in caa
of failure1 Wy the House to "?Sleet a Prea
dent by the -Ith *>f March, tba Presider
of tt?Senatc(if lhere bi.- ono) woulds
tho l?gitim?t*) person to exercise prac
dccl??? authority for th? iim* being, t
until ?he ap'pearahce'ofa lawful Presiden
or for the tim? laid down In the Const
tution. Wircbqoprses would ho ptsacefy
and I have K finn belief lawful.
I have met h'm and know of him. For
Ste any?t?l?IdUftll h?* being duly de
clared elected by the people, ?nicas the
Senate and house come to be In accord
ta to that fact, and the house ^wouldjpf
?a^Rbt?otlanYt^Wei6tiii1n2?l ufti?fc j
tbe people want ls a peaceful determina* J
Ifta 4??^tfiMl^dteniiiii}
tion as po-wlble, and a lawful one. No ?
otber dcltrnilnntf?O?ttldi??tfdithe
The country, if cot plunged into revolu
tion, wou'd become poorer day by dar,
recently, and \f'Hen. buger had telegraph' \
ed tome or ailed for advice, I would have j
advised; MM nqt, v/^*a^\ciramf^O^0$
to allow hinixctfor troops to determine vZio
nd vico than to refer him the special mes
sage of tho President in the case of Lou
isiana Jiome time before. But in
South Jgfcolina he bad the question set
tled'by a "decision of the Supreme Court
of the State, the highest tribunal which
had acted on tbe question, so that bia
line of duty seemed- oren to-bo. clearer I
than ia action in-tho Louriana ?ctwe:--*it\
tho Federal Court had intfercd and over
ruled thb dttlsfon W tboBWepdu/t there
mfght Havfe -Men fe doublr cer**??ly, but
the Federal Court only in tone..-ut. com
S"cate, net to decide or overrule. Any
ir lt Ia n^M^as^oS^U^^X^mxXr
on such a question, a* 1*?* ltJAft
so in any event, iPffle^eM'aulftoRry
is supreme, aa the Constitution declares
it to DO, the Sputh Carolina case was one
i? which 1 the army Ima a plain duty.
Had Gen. Buger asked me for advice,
and if J, hod given it, labould of course
jbaV? faotiGod, yov?? of jmy. actio?, iuimedi
ntely> so that ?t could have been promptly
overruled-if U should have been deemed
advisable by you or other superior in
5 G?n"?'uger did h'otTGfcf |Sr inj t?vT
an'd-I inferred, from that and other
that he did not desire it, or that being
in direct communication with my milita
ry superiors' at tho ?oat-of fcbVcmraert't^
who werencuror to him ia ttmo and dis
tauco that i-ivas, he deemed it nnnecetoa
ry. AB Gen. Buger hud tho ultimate
responsibility of action, and bad really
'the* greater idfla7gor>toA?Mrc?fc 'IrT-the
final action in tho matter,1 J? di'! ?:Gt ven
ture to embarrass him by-<>iuggealions.
Ho waa a department commander and
the lawful head of the military adminis
tration within tho limits of tho de ri??ntent.
But besides, il knew that' bo bad been'
called ' ?o Washington 4br ' consultation
before taking command, and was probably
aware of the views of the administration
as to tba civil affairs in bia command,
I knew that he was in direct communi
W^oo ?tfith i%f$fsrty?1' 'P-? V*?f ^ *n
reference to -delrcale saBjectS * prevented
for bis consideration, or had ideas of his
own which be believed to be sufficiently
in accord with the views uf our common
superiors to enable bibi to act intelligent
ly acc?Vaiog*to* Ma'judgtoent, and with
out suggestions from those not on the j
spot and not as fully acquainted with
tte fceta aa hlmsclfi ? He-ifeelred, toe, tu j
be free tc cet, as be bad eventually tho
.ijAa tbayeiboenvwriting th'tts freely to
SI may still further unbosom myself
at}ng> thaf*t?*fr?* ih??r
Bii?>B 1|l4l|ot|?8EUr-?rf?Ai.|
in such mattera as have transpired east
of the Mississippi within the last few
-months, save so far aa they may be
brought into action under the article of
the" constitution which contemplates
meeting armed resistance rr invasions of
.a State moro powerful tun ti tho State au
thorities can subdue by ordinary process,
vei?ed in season, by the Governor. And
when tho President of the United Slates !
intervenes in that manner, It la a State of ]
war,' not peace.
The army is laboring under disadvan
Times in tho judgment of the people,' (In J
to stop and nnlord." Officers in com
tttikJOMpMI otaijfind lUUfficult to act
trowyaMsafelywrfen superiors in au?st
thority1 liavo different yi?w? bf law from
their*, and when Ieglitntion ha8 : sanc
tioned action .seemingly in conflict with
the fundamental law,'andthby-generally
defer to tho known judgment of their su
periors. , . 'v
Officers of.th? Mmy* atrito rCg^ed Jh
such great crises, and are bold. to auch
responsibility, e?pr .; lally tho^ot or, ?e^ia.
tho head of > it, th nt it .ia < necessary on
such momentous occasions . ? i
Jfor thcnBclvcs what ls lawful and what
ia not lawful under our system, if tho
military authorities should be invoked, sai
might possibly bo the case in'such ex. 1
coptionai times, when Uiora existed euch'l
4ltfexg?aUsi?wa as ti< the <?T'.*eot?e#M?H
Tho array will suffer from its past action
?f tfcfe peflp?e of tooday, and ita ant
ouicors should'rartalnly. OM fa? ?a lt_
their powor, legally and with righteous
talent aid- to defend tho rlfcht, which ' to*
ui U tho t?w,'atid th?7 Institutions which
l aey represent. ?t is a well scaning In*
? ^Uiiion, and it would, be wol\ if it should
'Katefen .d^oVfu?nyncbgnlted os
a bulwark in support of tbe rights of the
people a??d of the law.
I nut truly yours..
To Gen. T, .Sherman, command?
tug crmy?o
- Mis-i Oliver, of Waco, Toza?, paint
ed a mythological picture and the Dr,
Burlea'cn in a sermon denounced I' aa
indecent. Two hundred ci?zeuaof *. <*eo
have'signed a document stating tba? 'tho
Stature is arl ri^ht, and another two hun?
red have requested Dr. Buri?ruton to
repeat the sermon. We ?Uspect -thora
nra two hundred prurient prudes/|n
Waco. Some over-good people In Balti
more objected tn Thomas Wioana' gar
den* statutes. Ho buiSt a f lQkO(K> wall
around them.
- Sumo remcrkahie long tanged *hoot
i?ig baa lately been doco at Ilion,- N. Y. 1
.Th* weapon. teated - was fe' B^mlagton 1
militaty rifle, (Spanish .mode), ualna
a? ven ty -'five grains of powder, and 8b\>
grains of lead ; tbe distance being l,S00j
yaida, pi-joSns mila and fcrty,yar/??. To
obtain thia range," tho' rear sight was ele
vated thiffe mid one-quarter {nob;?. Aa l
near a* could be caladuttd, the bull?is!
were in tho air n little more than I
Hfcond*. k At tho distance named, Ll
wercs?idt tliro??h a tlty two-Inch jpruco
plank, fend Imbedd-id four inches lit solid'
Hancock and - tie Execution ?fi
Mnu garratt.
. Mr. Jolla T. Glenipltt, cou usc J for Mrs.
Burrett, hat written a letter, which hat
been printed in a campaign biography of
Geo.-Hancock, just Issued from tho pres*,
ip Which he exposes tho tilter absurdity
ofthe Bemibllean slander that Gen. Han
cook Was in some way reaponsjblo for the
?xe?uiibn of that cruelly ill-used woman.
He eli a we, in-the first dace: that Gea-.
Haeoocki?S cowruandarit at Washington,
^esWnVply'ibe m?dium of ibo order1 U*
sued by President Johnson for Iboexecn
.tioii of the findings of tbeMUItary Court
which eohdemnetfMr*. Barratt and others
to death. Ho had nothing < whatever W
do with tho military cot?m?nsi?n that
tried tlio prisoners, nor was- ho Specially
qbarged-with thc-execution-of the *en
tpneo. Tbeorder was simply transmit
ted thro?gh! him as comm mander of a
military post lo Gen. Hertraaft, nuo cos
designated as the special ptofost mar
$ul to carry into effect tho verdict of
o couft. Gent Hancock's" duty in the'
premises wee purely ministerial and was
discharged in the ordinary way. Mr.
Clampitt-.1: testifies ?that Gen. Han
cock was deeply moved in Mrs. Surrntt'c
behalf n?d diatrcujed on her account
Tho chargo that ho denied her tho con
Eol?tlon.of a priest la pronounced to be
malicious and utterly false, and Mr,
Clnmpltt declares that on tho morning of
theexecution both bathers Welter and
Wigetweroin Mrs. Surratt'a <**lh As
to the charge that Gen. Hancock refused
to obey the writ of h?beas corpus, Mr.
Clampitt states what is already weil
known, vis., that execution of the writ
was suspended by the order of President
Johnson 'himself; Ho also avers thai
Gen. Hancock' did all in his power to
obtain pardon for Mrs. Burrett, and had
couriers stationed at points from the
White House to the Arsenal in order that
if a pardon or respite should bo issued it
might reach) its destination as soon as
possible. . Io other words, not the slight
est share of tho responsibility for the
j murder of Mrs. Burrett can be fastened
upon Gen. Hancock. That responsibili
ty- rests . with the Republicau party,
which demanded of the authoritiea. the
life of ? woman ns an offering to the fury
of ir.n excited, people, and, ea Mr. Clam
pitt exclaims with just indignation, "the
attempt of these politicians fairly end
unjustly.to traduce Gen. Hancock for e
'.responsibility he never bad shows the
'utmost depravity; mt> burilan ? nature.
While their cwn banda are reeking .vith
ibo blood of an innocent woman, which
they had demanded with fiendish malig
nity, jb?y.8??k iqdefuthe,' for base pur
poses, ono; of tho. bravest herpes of tho
war, by the attempts to. falsely implicate
bira in tho infamy vf. their own crime."
< Mr. Jna. P. B??p'hy,tbo president of
tho St. Louia College, who was c. rcxl
'debt of Washington at the time PreaU
d,eat Lincoln was assassinated, gives the
New York Herald a full account of his
efforts td Bavo Mrs. Barratt, in whoue in
nocence ho b-ilieved firmly. He says.:.
'' "Of all those in authority to. whom I
appealed < in behalf of an unfortunate
woman who wes an alien among her own
people, tom from het homo, stricken in
ber affections andlriigbted- In fame and
hope, from two men ofcly didi experience
kindness end consideration. Those two
men,-wno wefo too chivalrous tonercecuto
e. defenceless female, too noblo.to frown
upon one responding to tho voice ofdnty
-in ber behalf, 4wero Gen. John F. Bart
ram! end Gen. Winfield Scott Hancock.
Thc three civilians seemed actually to
? thirst for her innocent blood. Thetwogal
lant soldiers, wbo bad faced death oe a
hundred.battle-OeldB, scorned to have her
blood upon their hands, and did what in
them lay. to sa vo ber from A felon's doom.
I know whereof ' I speak, nod no . man
living has a better right to speak than I.
"On Thursday, July.6,. 1865, the peo
ple v/ere startled by ?be official an
nouncement, over tho Presidents signa
arc, that four of tho ? -'so?era, including
nw Mary R Burrett, rfaro to be hanged
oh tho following day, between the boars
of 10 Sud 2 o'clock. That came day 'P
received permissc.n for tho first timo
visit Mia. Surratt. I went immediately
to] her collin tho behitentlary and found
tho Rev. Father Wiget, the president of
.Gonzaga College, already, there. Soon
after her.da'ugbter arid the Rov. Father
W?lfer af rived. They h?d been to the
While Bunao in tho hope of obtaining
a! reprieve, ' but, as. I understand, wero
-refused au audience by President John
sou. Wo remained with Mrs: Burrett
jtfbr several hours, affording her ouch con
solation as we coold. That night Father
"Walter1 and -myself celled upon Judgo
Holt, hat our efforts; proved fruitless.
On the morning.of the*fatal day I went
bhforo a notary and made an affidavit
of'such facia as I hoped would induce
tho President to granta stay of proceed
ings in her case. This affidavit I bad
forwarded to the President. ? I then rode
in haste to the penitentiary, where 1
found Mre, Barratt suffering iateusoly
from cramps and congestive chills. At
my request Gen: Hertranft went to tho
n'iisoner Payne and held a conversation
.with him. Bo impressed WAS Gen. Hart
ranft with Payne's solemn declaration
of his i own= guilt end protestations of
Mrsu Surratt'a innocence tbtlt ho imme
diately wrote a lette? to President
Johu?on, couched substantially, in these
words: '?The ri r humer Paynn hn? ?m? j
t?ldjDi? that _M?*. Burrett ia.7 entirely in
nocent of tho assassination of President
Liocoln o'r 'of/my kribw?edgo thereof.
TOe^Jseroate? that sha had no kari wi-'
?edge wt??ibvcr.'of fhu abduction plot, that
njithing was' ej^t'onUito her about it,
r.:::: th?i l:cr ::r.rr.c nn-. trover ?ncn??oneu
by the parties connected therewith. At
/the close of tho letter Gen. Hartranft
' wrote these significant words : "I believe
that Payne has told the truth in this
matter/' While writing, he ordered a
pair of tho &3tcst horses , to ba brought,
and whence had finished writing and1
had signed b\s name and rant, ho deliv
ered tho loiter W'ES arid' told rna to go
in ell beste end place the letti.* in the
President's hand*., at the sanie time giv
ing icstructions to the driver to bo sub
ject to my orders. I told the driver tho
object of my mtssicn, end he pot the
horses to their utmost speed.
^?Arrived et 'bo White House, I crav
ed en endienco with Mr, Johnsen. It
was refused. I then sent Geri. Hart
rauft's letter td the President end welted
fi en answer. No anftwer came.
While lhere I tu4? Aotu E. Burrett, who,
in her re?>??ud?zz?iiztxs.?? see- tho
President, had been rudely resulsed by
Preston King end e file of soldiery.
Judgo Charles Mason, of Iowa, with
tears streaming downr bis cheeks, wes
there seeL'ing m vein for en interview
w)th the Pr?sident,: and endeavoring to
atsr^go the grief of the heartbroken
child. Mr?. Senator Douglas*?looking
move qriecnly theu ever on her errand of
laercy-cams down .the broad stein of
tho Whits Hor?w>. Despite ?ho efforts of
the guard end the protects of Preston
King she forced her way Into (he Pres?
dent's office and bAd begged for a few
?Uys* rewlto tu allow tho condemned
woman lino to prepare for death. Mr.
johnson reiuaed. Coming lp rae In the
East Room, where I wes trying to com
fort Anna, efts. Douglaeu said : "Mr,
( Brophy, I ?tve ?ese She * Presiden'*, but j
there J? hone 1" I ?aid to W,"Mdd
an>, lisa the President seen my .?tate-,
meat and tho letter thot I have just
brought frew Geo Hartranftf Thew,
waa ?ot a rnoment td !oo?e. ?tamedia tely.
retracing her steps she agata forced bet
way into the presence of the President
Aeulu B)IO pleaded wrth ell the ctoriueucc
ora,woman's heart stirred tb fta depth,
but all in vain,'. Mr, Johnson said. Le,
had seen both papero, but tb pre waa)
nothing in them, and tho' woman must
'die,' ., .'
"Fiuditig that no hope romalucd, ?
urged AunMo go to ber mother whi???.
sho was yet,?auve. Wo drove rapidly
toward the penitentiary; On .our w&y
from tho WhUo i?ouKo I noticed ' mount
ed soldiers at' intervals aldng tba route,
but I did not know at that time tot what
'purposes they; bad. been 60 stationed.
When, wo arti Ved at the arsenal gate, an\
hour or so before tho execution, wo ; were
refused admission by tho soldiers ot?
guard. In the excitement I had, mis?,
laid my pais, and for a time ft seemed as
if mother and daughter were td be db
firlvcd of tho mournful privilege of.,?,'
ait farewell. Just then a carriage drove
np and Gen. Hancock descended from,
it mid carno to tho ambulance in, which
were Anna Burrett and myself, jeurroimdV
.ed, by tbc gunrd. Ordering, the ?unrd
away, tho Generar ?poko to Anna,lu'?
volt?e of subdued jjndne?s told her that
ho fsared t(<w a waa', no. h?po, as tho,
higher nuttib?ltira werb Inexorable, and
urged liGr to braco herself for tho .terri
ble ordeal. Coming around tho ambu
lance.to the scat I occupied, Gon^ Han
cock anidlo rae, in a low. tono :. "Mr.
Brophy, 1 fear there is nd t hope, add it
would bo cruel to bold out anv hone, to
that poor child when there. Is none.
Still, I hnvo stationed mounted men all
along the Jlno to tho White Houao, with
instructions to make all possible hr.sto in
cazo tho President should at the Inst ' mo
men relent and grnut a reprievo for
Mrs, Surratt If a reprieve be granted,
it will probably bo directed to mo M the
commander of tlc department, and I
shall be on tho spoC till tho lest moment
for tho purpose of opening n reprieve
should any be sent.' He then, in the
kindliest manner, gavo me instructions
to let Anna remain with her mother as
leng as'prudonce would pening but upon
no condition tp allow her to witness ner
mo?h?fe execution, :?s tho memory of
the terrible scene would in after years be
tod horrible for her to cont?mplale.' Bte
then,gave orders to the guard to lot tis
pass, and be drove near' us until we
reached tho penitentiary.
"To describe tho heartrending events!
bf that racroornblo day, the frantic part
ing of nioilier and daughter, tho ..solemn.
firotestntisns of innocence of that mother
n tho'face of death upon 'tho.scaffold,'
her outpouring pf gratitude to myself for
the poor services I had tried to render,
her'only regret' nt 'parting with poor
Anna/ who would eoou bo alono in tho
cold, world 1 and abovo all, her most
humble submission to tho will of Almigh
ty God in t'aatdireful hour-to describo all
these scents Ia boyoud tho power of my
feeble pen, nud beyond the object .I have
now in view. My object now ia to add
my testimony to that of others'in vindi
cation of ono who bas been most unjustly
assailed for alleged connection with thia
case of which no brave man could pos
sibly bo guilty."
-I con feu ? hat I nm not at all nure thajt
if certain rosewood doors woro flung wide
open to ^:riain of Our working women
that they would at all be inclined to
enter.: ?till it would be hard to'make
any autocrat boliovo that, wouldu't it?
To illustrate: I'know a certain recog
nized loader of fashion and Society, a
cultivated, elegant woman; Who can en
tertain a v.-holo roomful of company,
whoso word and whose opinions oro laws
In the circle in which ?ho raf. ves. This
lady will not.only owe her milliner for
six mouthi nt a tune, will not-only bar
gain and bargain with her seamstress apd
finally tell the overworked sowing wo
man to come ?gain for one, two and
three months at a time when she asks
for money, will 'let them' both seo tho
hard, 'selfish, contemptible sido of her
nature, and which she keeps revered up
fron? her own friends, but wi.I further
more pass her debtors' on ti*? way io
choren with a haughty stare as if abo
caw them not. To bo ?uro to the finer
quality of women such snobbish' treat
ment nets rather as a tonic, but to tho
timid, BhrlnijlGg lorkin? girl, who has
etnrtcd oat in the world full of pride at
h?r Importance as a bread winner nndt a'
helper,- glad in a shy way of her high
r?nk: in nature's aristocracy, such a sneer
cernes Ilks a Y ? blanket. This last
Spring a certfiin^fery nice club bf voling
gebtlomcn proposed giving a reception tb
'their young' lady friends, A certain
young gentleman,' whom I know, sent in
the name of a very charming and lovely
y?qrig lady *" * an invitation to ?Wf re
ception. Her hame was .refused, and
tho mortified applier nt demanded the
reason. The committee - wasvery sorry,
find, ns inr ihey 'wevo concerned, there
was no reason .at all; 'but the other young
ladies, who were ali high-toned, would
be sure to object, because she worked in
a store I And I do believe if thoso yoong
lady guests had been told the estimation
that waa placed jipen their idea ' of tho
nobility of work by ino gentleman of
tho.-club, ?hst to the last ?oman of
them the lcasun would hnvo been one
?life-listing in lb value, and they each
would ruy.-o- recognized their dudes to
edel) other as women, ea/perhaps they
.had never dona A\titnrik.?~fwjt?^tti* Cbtf
in. th's Kew 'Orleans Times.
?LAUGUINQ OFF A : D?EI?.-"Speaking
of the Cash'Sbannon duel," said the
Exchange fiend, putting his feet in the
waste backet, "we need a few men like
Judge Dooly. | He laughed out of duels
with an audacious wit that compelled
even the admiration of bj enemies?
Von remember he said, ' when, they
threatened that i? he didn't fight bis
name would fill tho columns of a news
paper, that he had rather fill ten news
papers than one coffin. . Once he Went I
on the field v>ith a man who had ?St, I
Vitus'dance. His opponent waa stand
ing at his post, bis whsls frame jerking
nervously from bia malady. Dooly, in
the soberest manner, left his post and,
cultist, a fovkod stick, stuck it in the
ground h. frc^i of hf* opponent.
'"Whit does this mean?' asked hi?
opponent .
"'Why,' says Dooly. 'I want you tb
rest your.pbtol in that fork so that yon
can steady year aim. If you shoot at
me- with that band ?baking so. you'll
popper isa full of holes the first fire.'
''Then there WM a laugh all aron nd
and tho duel was put off without a day."
-Atlanta OontiiWion.
-?--^-- -
do a good job of work*, preach a good
rei mon, trys law ?ult well, doc!" m pa
tient, or write,a good article when h*
feels miserable ana dull, with sluggish
brain and unsteady parvea, and nono
ibebld wake tho attempt In such a con
dition when it can oe so easily and
cheaply removed by a ?Ktle Kop Bitters.
Seo Oths* column.-Albany Time*.
Bill Ar# ou tb? Crops.
j When bi' farmer baa laid by bU crop
?nd the beaton* bato beca ??od bod tba
boru end eoudo look (?tito and vigorous
abd (bo ?weet potato vines have covered
gening and with enea feet on t*.o bao*
' niste?, contemplate the beauty and boen*
tv of nature ona the hopeful prospects bf
another yeera support. It looks like
that bren an lihaoaeHto-aigbt then feel
calar and serious/ and If he? is still un
grateful ter bia abundant blo?sldgs he is
worse tban a . hcatheor and ought to'be
run out of J* ^fedstia?! country i with tho
'Chinese pl?uk In ?hodewocratlt-platform.
Every year.brings toil ?"di troubl* uii?
apprehension, but ; there always comes1
along rest and peace and (ho ripe fruits
of ono's labora. i
, ': In the journey of lifo the mountahv
loom up before us and they look high
i and steep and rugged^ but somehow they
i always disappear juiS^befdre-we get to
them and then we can look back and feel
ashamed that we" borrowed sb ta?ch trott*
bte and bod BO much anxiety for nothing.
What n great pl lo pf miserable fears we
build upTevefy Itfe'bopd for a mon
.to ruminate over it and resolve t? 'hav?
;moro faith in p'rovldedc?, ahd.I'nt? rb*
raiualiag now. I wd;rlblhklbg abbot the
cropthatbfts been laid by arid that brought
to mine 'another Crop that wa? pret
ty much done'with land ls able to
UW?aro or itself with: h lit.le' watling,
tmeao th? crcp of children that1 for 30
years bas kepi ui? b worklng^nd wofrying;
by day and by night,- in Bummed ann
wInter, in peace abd in warvbut it's^ll
over now thank the1 good lvord for His
mercies. . The last tcb?er .shebi/'?*' ab??t
?ld by. ' No moro nurrc?ne'?r-d toting
around' and wevming tho' milk by tho
midnight lanip; No moro baby tongs or
paregoric or teething Or collo or catnip
tea. No more washingsbhd dressing abel
undressing and putting to bcd. No tip
toeing round the room when tboy: ?rb
asleep or ploying horse endbear andmon
koy when they are awake. Never egain
will there be two or three of em crawling
all over a man or Under his chair, or rid
ing cn his back or trotting on his weary
knees as be sings tho same old songs that
he'bas sung a thousand times before.
Q?r last and youngest, has passsed the
rubicon. Bless her little hear;, if it was
all for my sake. I wish she would never
gjrobr any moro or 'any Older,1 for she' is
tlhe comfort of JV d?Wfelb?'yeafs. Sli?
can now wash ahd dress, and1 undressjahd
siv her Own player* and' put her little
seif to. bed: She can slug h?r Ot?? songs,
ahd'loofc at 1hb blctur? bn?ka; ? and- savr.
.hji mady a etsp, for she waits on us non
'like a fairy bbc! filia the house willi aub:
light Tbe crop h laid by, thank gBod
peas aud i wouldcnt undertake Co 'mak<
another for a h?usc full bf {?old. : In thc
keydny Of but" youthful . vigbr'n hint
Providence enable? us to-bear' dp spleu
dldly under these sorta of burdons,' but nr
oldman can't-r-it wasn't Jptebdcd-it'i
against thc bider of rraturc. Moby !
timo have I Watched the old , blub hem
that lays end sets and hatches her Huh
brood, and works ?nd watches for ?rn i
couple of months, and then lays ; by tin
crop and gob? lo laying ngain'-for another
Weban'tdo thot: aba T don't want lo
fdr I te!! you Pm tired; if there's am
peril io lifo thoth* Uko a lingering Vul
olde, it is for an old widower wu? hu
raised one crop to marry a young ?ii
and go to cropping again; X don's thlnl
they will over get to Heaven, for th
A,rahs soy that Paradise wasii'i E?do fo
fools. ' If ever I bes a ionowldbwor whlcl
?Uf? lord forbid, I'll flee from a morrylnj
woman l.fcb? would from tho wraili t
bomb; for roy time Ia oui. ' Pro ?e?ve
roy full term, abd now that I am fux?rl
latlrjg in the long ehedows, I dob'
w)sart any body"'but her te sink Jobi
And'jreon roy Joo to rae. I've 'Been try
ing to got her oft to Cu!oo3.a for a weel
Or *o to recuperate ber feelings andenjo
society. I ottered to sell jit ycariin an
r?l?e a few dollars, but eho is afraid thu
something might happen. Little Carl i
her Idol nod yesterday bo was foolin
around shutting np bumble beeb' Tb gmf
son weed bloignms b?d gbt:6tbbg and hi
bond and bia arma bro all swelled upon
njy wife, Mr?. Arjt, 6ho had read about
little ???si?ogsi?i?DgB man aiidor conn
ajblg Lr" sting ?oula kill a little boy a
ino easier. Then Rgnin ibo | grapes.iu
ripe bud the 'apples' ?V?' green and1 ti
children hanker after cm and rolght g<
if lek, and there's eomo ilttlo clothes |
rnako.and tho whiter socks nra to bo.ku
ahd edon and sb forth,'bud lastly bi
not leastly there ?ce?a to bo ?"orbe tr?ujb
about something to w?br.- ' When?h?pu
ohhbr best clothe* shoiaiway?' lool
Eighty pretty to me. bbl etljl I suppoit
?tm tio judge bf suth things'. I tola hi
that every blessed woman at Catboea wi
'exactly in the carne fla. They hod bot!
ibg to wear. Bat after ail, that ls'
little pardonable weakness that v
'nien have no right to complain of, f
they ar? a heap better than we are whet
cr they have goianytblrib tb wear or ut
I We must all do the very beat wo can
cloths ern deosnily. When bid moth
Eve had td leave home she roc.de tl
sam? complaint and father Adam didi
.best he could-ho got ber som? flg lcav
ahd a few straws and flied ber up.
A farmer has bot some leisure now
ruminate upon bis Stato end IIIB count;
?^'? c?cry pa?r?Oi-B duty to' reucci ap
political sUaalion and prospect and g
all thb light he cab. For several yet
we have neon mostly concerned abc
our State-prizing her out of the rat
But now sho is ali safe hud it's a Cdl
tune torus .to consider our national J
um .
Our national politics I? a big thing,
always was a big thing, but it seems
mo now ?*-nt tho coming presidential cc
test ls bigger than. it ever was bofo
I've been hoping for a change ever sit
the war, but it was a weak sort of a ho
that WAS prepared in advance for a d
appointment, bat now I've golan abidii
consoling faith that the end of the la
!s in sight--that wo are bonnd to wi
J?J^ tuuM^ forjj asddf^bc?i. My ho:
nie ro pregnant and exonerating that
cr./d hardly bear cp under defeat. 1
ca' bni ty to the nation and to. mewoi
IV*awful. Asonoof'he only twoOil
.-ir1 Hancoek rasn, mayba ,i(Uke it
heart too much and feel more respo?
bility than I ought. Mo and Mr. S
phens got on the same Hho togctl
somehow and stArted the Hancock hot
We are the only two pure and unnduli
ated original*, dim Waddel comm ne
Ho was mighty close on h?i.i?d4 1
three will liva fn.history likothem fell
whoarrested Maj. Andre lu the rbvoluti
They saved the country and so will
The democratic party took our ad vice i
now, if it don't moko any mistake
blunders, the country Is safe. Anet
revolution Is going on. Office shel
abdOfice seekers are fleeing frosnN
others ie In gangs. I h ar the flui
oiT their wings and their plaintive sere
sounds Uko the wild geese flying to
in tho fall of the y?ar. Ita most asl
ishing bow some men can diagnose .<
hiiw Jsbifty they suddenly b??ome.
h^ar mob h oil arin for Hancock now i
b*vo beea side-wipln around Grant :
Hayea and Sherman and company <
i einee the war. They are try i ng to 1
j tate the regular d?mocratie yell, and
?ly:toswear*hayMyst, tra? anything
\ *.4c?n.oen?t?. These; office.suckers
h , *Jf ?-8b et? ?lippi?*
t sllulng back to ranks.
Crop Prospects.
The Ucs!*ttr mjblfcnw tho following;
?enwMons or report? , for *Ju"r< Vv1*?*
iraUehmsr of Agriculttuo' of thia
Th? ?c?sous' for July in most of tb?
nulles have beerf ferorablo to late
anted corn. The ran*, however, can&
most too late th benefit the earlyplan*.
?4 not reported BO goid as 'u June whtlo
i ^Northern Carolina it is snmawhafr
wtter. The. highest estimate, i? from
Clarendon, where it, is rated nt 75, or
one-fouth above sn Average crop, and
the lowest in Fnlrfleld-^our Authority
thorc reporting the condition at 85, or a
fraction mora than one-third of en aver
age. It is safo tu ?ny that,, uniese we
lui Ve very udfavomble Bcasonn for the
nfext few Week*, at least three* fourths of ari
aycrngo crop will be gathered. Tho con*'
ditton: for the Northern counties jg 81,
Middle 70 and Southern 71.
, corro N.
j Tho J?ly report? on the crop give a
bf tter average thnii for Juno. T?$ We-ttlv*
ot has been propitious and it ls now rated
above an average?fot tbs.entire State.
Bust has made ito appearancey,iu' ?amo
localities, but no Injury hm yot been
and tho phv.t well fru?'ed. The outlook
ai till? timo fora full crop bj very prom*
'laing} a short time now will,determine
What'damage, if any, will be dor.o by
rast and tho caterpillars. Our corrt?pbh*
dents write encouragingly and 'expresa
Very little feam of the Crop being a?rions*
ly detrimehted. Thu condition in North
ern Carolina is ?03, Middlo Carolina 109,
cpd Southam Carolina 103. Tho highest
itirriatcs aro from tho Counties of New*
ifrr and Clarendon, Whored is r?ported
125, ?nd tho lowest 76, io tho County:
. j Very Httl? tobacco ls culti'valed" tn Urn
Slate, for tho, market ; it is raised priori*
pSliy for homo consumption,.: Tile con
dition fbi, Northern CnroHoa IB: lOO;
Middlo Curolioa 04: nnd Southern' Caro*'
lina 60.
hi . . KICK ,
'l\ ^reoprtcd, in se?eiaV?ountl?i} n? exccp
tlbnaHyfln^byt in other? sufficient ?ram
bps not failon to bring tho crop pp to ort i
average. ? j Thia is particularly tho caso,in. J ;
:Cplletou?County. where tho watar coarse?
have not bcen.fillcd ot) tho Aahcpoo -y.n\
Cbmbaheelllvora; the crops.lov? d??y?n
bu .tba..rivers ioifcred ?crions .injury froid
tlie. Juno drought, while blaber up it is in
much,bettor condition. It. is reported
tri ibis county at 60;. in Northern Car*
blina the condition la .76 ; in , Middle
Carolina 88, abd ip Southern Carolina
.6*.:' no,
FEA6B. ;. ' ;
'\ | Owing to the dry weather of-Jone tho
growth of pbos baa been retarded, and
In some counties they were not planted,
uptillawr than usunf, and it is, therefore,
Wo carly to make eves an (approximate
estimate. Qo?? seasons from this timo
forward ,will give ai? a verse? yield',
although it is now reported at less then
an average condition.
' 60KGH?M.
The reports fehow a. slight falling off
frsm June. Tho est?malo for tho whole
State was given at 100.. It is bow repor
ted in Northern Carolina' at 83, Mlddl?
Carolina ; 82 -nd Southern Carolina
?*. ' '. ,,' ,
f : Our people aro now devoting, more ?tc
tentlon to fruit culturo than ever before,
TVuita of all kinda can be grown with
little expense and trouble, and it will,
In the future, become a source of large
rb venue. The yield was better than was
anticipated in Juno, th? returns for Jul j
showing an increaso of 26 percent., nm
probably thrco-fourth?. bf a crop ls' no
too high an cuumatc. ,
- . . TtiK ui_i nina
foV our'farmers ia now* very ehpourflglng. !
?With favbrab? seasons a ffoo crop'bf cot* j
ton will bo made. Probably corn at?fB- |
nt for home consumption, with a t>ur- j
is for market;, wi|l bo gathered. Tho j
lally largo production of oats 'will be ;
or great benefit in r seifig farm expen
ses. The other brop's are in* flair coed!- ?
tion; and, with ho unusual disaster, ou? ,
plantera wilt be In better condition finan- ,
?ial?y to begin the new year , than for i
?bmotlmo past. ,
? -----f .??n'- ?-';?-?;--.
Eaten hy Mountain I?ou3. .
,A moat horrible and ghastly Illustra- 1
t'ou of the experience or man in bis owld- !
uous pusult after wealth Ia that which j
'if ks ?i v?n to ina reporter yesterday morn? r i
lng by a patty cf prospectors who bad ?
Jost returned from tho uunnleon district
and who* aro now encamped cn thc Ar- I
k?nsas river. The following narration 1
will be valuable to thoso contemplating ?
? visit to thosei-*?* na and wil|.serve to}<
aumoniim. incm tn a way that tb'cy will <
fortify, themselves not only against one i
predicament but against a multiplicity !
that might Briso. On or about tho 1st of !
July two prospectors completed their out- ]
fit at Pilkin and. departed in search bf '
pay dust and. Bal^ab?o holes. They tra*- i
clod on for notao ticya and sioppru 'vntf i
for. a'few hours bow and then tb examine ;
tnb deceptive rock? that rose before them :
on both aldea. Thoy nfc last rcaced a <
small valley -a tho mountains and were
passing through it, when suddenly a
ntimber of mountain lions mado their i
appearance and ?tarted' immediately, for I
their prey. C>no of tho. roon made an :
effort to repel tho attjick 'from the hide- \
ous be>xst, while tho other sought pr&tec- i
>-.iiit.'t?-1_ "_t_ i_J _ _- i
jetting tock on tho mountain side was'F i
enabled to w the terrible encounter
between bj* ccmrado and tho liena, i
There they were la bloody baUle, whllo i
the shining claws of tho beasta were s^?s i
to combine and ttrip the flesh from the
man who Was battling with the stock of
hifif.un. Tho coward, who unfort??nstely i
lived to tell his story, Rays that Sullenly
Ute pro?pector waa on tba gi ot? nd and 1
that his enraged odvcrsariea were db-. ,
vouriog him. Thinkingthat possibly <
ono vnan Would not apn^wio their appo* .
ti^es, the looker-oa thought' it about \
time to leave, abd eohastened away. He 1
was now without any weapon against tho
icvr ilcn of hunger or tho chill mountain
weather, and ills only recbutto from.'- in
evitable death was to reach a camp/:. To
return through tho valley he dared ^ot,
sad bf making a circuitous route be trus
ted that no would strike tho trail. Uwss
almcti dark And a slight raia began to ;
fall. Hostartcd on,however, and wanted j j
to reach the'trail before night wis thora
to lead hint astray with ber myriads of! ;
alar lights. This waa .When be, fcmmit . j i
ted bia error, for bo wan.-?ni-?-? fren*. Jae J -
right dlroction, and Wearied and diibour- \
need he sat down and built a fir?. The ) !
g?t advanced, ead soon virions o? a com? |
fortab!? cabin ead ipleety cf food danced
before bimbos Jf gloating op?n bia tafe**? il.
??,didin# succeedJn finding,lb* Um I
tinned fot* ?Igtit days ?od ?jligi??sy *jd at
^?-> HwpjwU?iy owoT?ifWQ ? val?, ?
, lio roacned tads. and, when . he - eb 'mid
b?Ve bee? ?verjoved ai bia .pr???S
hope seemed to ??fcrt m&^^fSftffl
down not earing* wb?tfc?me.- Htf ;re
wow ?^obww, nrnbaWy^ when
Aammuierea a little brandy ?t?d succeeded
In reviving hlm.i 'A'i?**tntfa* ?iet?
'ljut. fehr stomach refiled to -reUsri &. Ha
ming them front I riding beJidO nud
jppprting bim; Toa reporter's Inform^
of the nn^'rtunotepreapeet?rs;! Thettit?
with bis days (of starvation *at*lh??*
SHU no dn?bt, follow Befriend ?nto *t.ef
nltv, but.In n troy noteo tragic end hor*
"Wi.,; - ii?i.; - .. ..
j TOMI??I R?te*.
~'Tho'tto?brcd Hancock ' and English
club In alofttgoaiciy, Alfcbfttsa, numbers
GOO,wm.beret end. Ss rtW4tf?^?g.
1 ?,?r^ ^?nocrat?o Vvftnd^ptt>J^t?n
candidates fur governor have arranged
for s -tolnt d??mVn' nf the' hoTtwTig
nues of 4ho campaign ?t varions places iii
North Carolina,
.f-~Tbe Now York TS??? thinks thet v
"MhtorOen. Bunaby Hancock*' should a
evidently Be the title of tho: C?nc?urint? !
nominee." < This le the kWof talk t??t N
helps the, THmpcretic candidate.,, ^ : C
! - There is? rumor, tho??,Gen. Butler- fi
will hot r?in for Governor of $f nesacbu- 8
selle on tho Democratic-$cket becsnso- 1
Ile ie not willing to endanger the success ?
of Col/French a? tho Derfioef?ti? csbdl
date for Congress in tho Eighth District g
of tbetStat?: 2
i r-v A meeting bf four hundred reprs- I
p|e?tntlvcs of the French colony in Kew. fi
York was held on Wednesday evening, C
Rt Which n Hancock abd English Club h
irds ?rg?iflt?d; Turo thousand dollars-' ;i?
?jrcfo immediately subscribed '? (OK . cam* >
*j -^T^e^Rcpublican orgaus cofjUnue to.
report ?'enthusiastic Republican meet- c
Inge" in'UiaS?Bthern Staten1, forgbtUhg c
thot the/ heve, told th?trceadore every' ti
dav.vfor.ypars^lbei :oo,*5lepublicnn Xe ?
'laiiowo? freb.epcech or any,rights, what- I
I - Gen. W: J: SmUb,-Bop?bl?can, a* c
mei the negroes e?Capeville, Tenn., in n
& public speech last week "to quit spend- u
ing.their money for/ whiskey, tobacco, a
cigars'end gew gaws, but' tb save lt and "h
buy powter, jhol,'- gvAt ?Hd ptito?t with ri
uih?ch to d?fmd lhhintt?vtt ht Viii ?let?ionj' ?
i -r^Tbe yreonbnck party In -Connect*- >
:ut, is tumbling to piecco, it,ta.believed E
Lhelr vott' fclltbo reduced to few. .?bun- tl
Ired from'8,3Uiri 1878. Gen. Weaver c
if? going to stump th? Biete to see if he c
:ennol> recall tbei?**j?eetcd< The State c
jfgqa of the party hes declared for Han? [o
~ x&?- ?^t?n P?i?pilh H'- thus": .Tho fi
New fc-k ^ic? vi ?rtibiy ?h?? at ii
^.d^c* ?n an obacure South- Caroline
WP^J#? pa??gf*pb : '?Wo;do adv?cete!-vt
tho full M.I? of euch means? wo eau uae v,
lawfully. ' Wo rican thUt tho , white- ii
skinned man who joins the party of cor* b
rcption should boaa6cieli?perfi8hunncd, e<
rjespised andbated." Only.? few .montba ti
ago a United States Senator stood tip in fe
a"public ' ball in Bangor, arid, Ju refer- n
once: to Democrets, used language so g
nearly like thc- above ?hst tho Carolina o
i - Tho New York Herald says of Han- u
cock's lettor to Bn?roauY "Gen. Ean-,
C30ck's friendo well may invoke publie t<
?ddgment whether it doec not prove bim si
td be more:than a ?incse. sotdisr who o
Ithows nothing outside of the routino cf ir
military command' end obedience-: tl
(rhtlher, I ndecd. it duis not prove hi m C
to hove been e conservative, high-mind- ?
H a lettor which displays comethlrig moro: p
then common sonso. It testifies to tho tl
p?5ses?ion of queUflcettons of statesman- ?,
)hip much^ mor? seilsfoctorily than tbs r<
l?tter of acceptance of the Cincinnati EC
nomination. There is? ring in some of
its '^tesegee which sonada; like an echo O
if tho spirit of;the gr?et conSiitntion?4, n
ere or tbs Bcpubllc, th? ora of Washing? w
ton mid Jfiieraon. AU.of Gen.' Han- si
&ock'e published papers co far-??d this1 T
(?t;?eeJallyi>-8how tbat) whatever, majr'bv' g"
ato deficfeaqies, there.!*- no ttodettey to w
dbmegogism in h.is disposition, but that w
b ? is e sjocore ?nd patriotioenil straight- ?
rorwerd:m?bj etid if thisiTavovoblo Tm-' 'fe
pression, continu ts unabated till Novem? ci
Der. ho certainly will have e good chance {?
of success on election day." a
i-- A .1 ge^tleme^ in Raleigh, North tl
O?r?Hbe; voachs** for tho truth of the il
following Biatements. The/, illustrate fc
3cn. . Hancock'a.iindly nature daring tl
thc war : "AmPPS th? J^oorats of ibo j
SuTITorth Stale theio is a hearty enlhu- &
il?sin"fat Hancock and English. Gen.*..*
Hancock bas - always b*?n popolev wit?r \9-t
tho soldiers of this State, who were'neer- r??
lyall In tho urmyof N?rlbern yixginl?. si
f hey recogniied him ' aa. their moat o
Jresdccl opponent on tim ba?ile-?old,end U
ian ?ikHfj.c^v TTii?ii ?cr?" iuxmocB ?t '.-riiir ei
placed thein ?n'bis bando. Many DIOIICS Q>
uro told of his ?tlentl?n t? priEoners and t<
care 6t the wounded;'.Afc tho battle of "A
WiUism&hsirg Capt. Henry Mullins, of G
the Fifth North Carolina Infantry, com- fi
maoded by Col. D. K.'McRee, foll mor- I
tally wbnod?d. Gen. Hancock .found o
him on tho field, ?ud tenderly asked tho t<
iring youth, for hb wes only a boy, if b
there was anything he eould do fojr him. j p
!W?TT5 V> Vif ?mrinc?,* ??ru n?, Jinni *?lj
died' like e soldier,' Thia the Gonsral j o
promptly did. Ho wroto to the young j b
wan'a mother, Informing her of he* son's j 4
death, with such preise of bis courage j y
arid words of sympathy ca we?? ?r&?? ?ar- a
culated to soothe her slilicUon. That c
letter bo sent to Col, McRee'under a deg u
or truce. It is just such deeds as this t!
that help to n.levfat? the horrors of war. ?
Oon. George H. Stewart was a West C
Point cle?smato of .Hancock's,, ?nd it p
seems theio wes some feud between thsm. c
At Bpottsylvanis, on May 13,1804, Hen- 2
cock r?n his corps over a part of the p
Confed?rete lines within tho famous I]
'H?rseahce,' canturing an entire division, ii
Among the prisoners was Stewart. . The X
General was in a great rogo over \M cap- fc
Wre. He wa* carried bef?\re Hancock, t!
who cordially offered hi* hshd/*r?Oi'Uie k
words: 'How aro yeo, fiv^ri,;' The h
kltor drow haughtily bast> knd said : 'I y
am'.'.?ee.' Stewart,-of the ?onfoi?rato I
rt??y? and your prisoner, end ?nd.or Hk<& {b
chrcumttancos I doclime to veecilve vonz j ?
hind.' 'And under ?ny, other ?lrcut?- \ y
stknees, General, ? wSa?d not have *
offered it,T said Henoock nuiakly; Struck tl
wtih ?ho ;<tort, sud fepllag aslsamo? of ?
liMsetf, Stewart mada Urn nccesosry p
^tods, and they w'wbwwaciled." - lc
-. V.VVUUIlj ?iwitm 2,
resulted i? a DcmocraUcbuccefi?throuRh
out the State., ;
- l?i?-Qreenl/rier WhiteBr.?rm'ur Liv
every fjiables^pere bumed August 1,
?1(114-1 hormel}.
;. - Toe census ofilco saya toot the tola!
population of tho y cited States .will bea
little over 40,000,000.
- CouiiisifeJtirade doll?n cf dale 1880
are circulating.'; The governn;?tit La?
fyswa no trade dollar? thia year.
I -Tho corista? indicates an increase in
pulatiou in Mteburiof 30p6r co?t in
-ears. The population ls over 2,000,
i - The . People',, Latw.tv, Oouvcntlosi
L:are'no'rn(tintea,'or'rather endorsed tho
nomination of, '?tn,' fHi?e\? for the
presidency. : . . : ?
- Vesstablesar* ?o scare;) Ja paris of
Virginia that quantities aro piirchosad at
Petersburg toa sent,.thirty ; and forty
plie? into th? "country.
? -. A MJS, -Branscorii, of Florida, has
ieen .overtaken by a detective in New
iori; willi nearly n million forged i-ecu
Uics of the city of Jackson ville. Fini.
; ~Dr. Deems has- added '$200 to tho
?Dee?is Fond"' of lbs University oj
?forth Carolhia, to bo loaded to indigent
tudeuts attending" that' iunlitUtl?a..
; -More than SOO.OOOacteaoi lan./ aloug
hrATTLine Ss?roadin Georgia, -North
JaroHtia.and South Caroona .have been
egistercd for tal? at Jaw stationary fig
?rca forAh? two year?, v -, y/.
\ -~ A govorument oiQcer haadUcovcred
ja imirien?ri hr-d nf phAs'nh&tO rru?V':?<!?*''-'
-aa tf.lfie sounds on theJSforth Card;nr.
ffMi'J ? sdecimen hes been .foxwnrsk-d
? Pro/4 Kerr pt. Chapel HUI for. aosly*
i?u..... ;. .
- The fitat Cotton factory in thoSoutU
i-?abuilt on Mill* Branch Itt '?'Line?la
loun'ty.: in tho year !8IVhy J>!!eli&*l:<:
rbbebCT.grsndCsther, pf Judge 'David
chonck, of Llncolnton, N. C., mid of
Irs. Dr. Lander, of WUttamslbn, in'ibis
' ~- Mr.^Francis.Fontaine, the Itsmi
ra?aa ..Qomml?lQnor for Georgia, is
ojng excellent work in overcoming thc
.-tjudiccs bf 'imraigranto against, tho '
uuth. Lost week ho brought nearly1C0
e : employed by tho Cherokee,-?fon
? -7 Tho' Irish famine crisis ls believed '
!> bb pb?tv The growing crops ere'dbing
/ell, and tho potato crop ls ripe. The: *
?ntribuliona ore said nov; to bo ."Hill
iest to tide the. people over to better
?mes. .The/British . Parliament should
0 the rest by appropriate legislation for
--The. most remarkable result of the
en?us brought to light so far is, that in a
umber of piaras spread over what is
sually ,-on&idered tho West,- from Ibo
'estera boundary;bf Pennsylvania to tho
IlMhslppl ri?ey bud f:om tbs Ohio
iver to tho Laues, the population hos . ,
bcrcaeed since 15570. -
- Tho Danville (Vc) Post- Quotes
?shop Penkk asenyiug, inia lecture lo
mt 01 ty ^etentiy, that only a few of tho
Mored emigrants from America, to Afri
1 hid succeeded,,and that tW largo '
lojorliy,' probably nine-tenths, of tho .
Ih'era, would idadhy return, provk.-?V3
jey weyo o?'??&? i?tfebnv) .^d^ceicbftta
>r returning VA wera mode far ih'bir go
-- Tho largest botanical depot In tho
v?A h said to?&^Se*??V??w? N. .C., .
hero the firm wbteh controla it hes now
1 ?tock 1,700 varieties of roots, herby. .
seeds, flowers ?ad mosses. And oil
of planta for herbariums, ia .'Quanti-'
of from 50 to 88,000 pounds of each
;i OCbej .pay tho collectors, who ure
dy Cherokees, either in cash or
tods, and laat year disposed io thia way ,
f $400,000 worth of STc^rchniroise. ?hip
Ing 1,800,000 pou Ods o? roots r.ud
-- There are. two plantationprop.rio
>ra in^.Louisiana whesb landed-p?f
icy bavo employees on their poy rolls,
blopol lid word ^^ard own? 5,000,
aeb br'cotton pi . ??*? uis, widely scat
?jred? but, oil managua ander hla r-uper
IBIOO. The other proprietor is John
tarns',do, who hnb eight citensivb sugar
KtttiUons and 3,807 acre* of ?ano in
veV%bttbd. Hts last crop produced
,054,000 pounds of sugar ano 7,260 bar-.,
ila of raolasscB, froni which $5G5,O:?
tust have been realized.
y? A party of white mon in Clayton
bunlyyOa., committed a: liorriblo and .
rjpievoked' murder of young ntgro
?n?an, and.wantonly.^at'and injured
% old negro and hiBwlfo lost wc?!; --
ha fact;) seem to be abont
sth?rbd from one of ' the party (Cook)
hp turned State'a ovidecco, birt after
arda ??trected ; Tho party hod been to
dbpoc, and when ready "to ?o homo '
?hie"erie stiggesicd thattltey Rrt by the
ld negro's no?Boi?Od ?Ive him a good
jjrasnirig. - Gook"denied thai tho:
ny Intention to kill ?ny one. bat says
li'at tho negroes fired on tho piuty when .
; approached, and they returned tho flre4
Illing the young woman and wounding;
ib old man.
~ Ha. Bossell, Qeucrat HbnM?kA?
Tb?Ker-m-JRW', Fiares . innv when ma
.bnt Beiay, a colored p?rjant in his
imily at- Sk LouiSi was informed tbat
?enerol Hsoco?k fced been^nominated,
ie / responded : ?'E?L? gracious 11 am
ber rejoiced to hbojc-it. What church
1; he golpg to j'^-r.?" ESho t's-.
>loredservantgavo a diiTerent meaning.
i.the word.. Her vnvn thotight W?IH fov
.bn Tjcbx'tho old colo?cd vvoro;\!i ia tho
letieral'i 'houcchold, whero she hesbeen
ur a great many years t - ^'The General,
suppose, couldn't help, it," ?aid this
thcr accvont. ^'1 rcekon now ho'll h^vo
>; give up honsskeoning and go to
carding, but whftt then will henomo of
oor Ann Lee?" ^ ^ ' _ '
CwnimTs??on?Kr rwrirn, of ice BrtrefTi?
f Internal Revenue,; submitted a report,
> tho Secretary o? tho Troaaary Aagbst
,, showing that during the i*wt fiibal
?r$?i?i?81,Ol?.l0 of internal Revenue
?ci nnd been collected abd- that tin?
ntire sum hod been paid Into tho Treas
ry. During the .past four flstnl years
aa total amount oi taxes yowl ved fay the
nternal Revenue CoUootorS was WffV
80J885.10 and tho entire sdm has beeu
aid into the Treasury. The cost of
Election has been abon?. 8 per wat--.
fae'great bulk of taxes wer?? pwd
rorcptly, wllh ivx pcoa?tfee and w?*hou?.
itigRtion. Frauds fu mott of the Dia
rlots httro been .reduced vo a minimum.
)urln?the past four yt'an? a well sus?
lined effort bsa be?n made to .suppress
ba illicit monufatlare ami safe of ? whVi
*> and tobacco in a immbi!? or dsatnit.
ave t
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