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ttfEW APOSTROPHE TO NIAGARA*
OncntiJH nnguleer,
Tlow on forever In thr glorious robs
Of terror ami o' hcaniy—mosily of terror,
Tartlcularly In the man of final! minus
On hliweilfliiqr-tonr, ninny of whom
Thou SQCknt In, O mlcniy flicker!
Nature haih set
JTer rainbow on thy forehead: am! the wonder Is,
Thud noft not charge her forty dollais' rent
I'cr diem, or hid her lake her rainbow elsewhere.
Trnc, she hath given thy Voice of llmmlcr
Power to iponk of her eternally, bidding the
3,1 n of nun hold silence; nr, in other words,
lltddimr nisi! to bold his lip, and upon thy
Jtorky altar pane tncenio nr mve-«trnc;< nralsc.
And dump iho cements of Ids packet-nook
Within the cutlers of tier one.horse hold*.
. Lvcn Ocean shrink*
Back from thy splendor: and the millionaire.
Too llovnl Prince, the Pros*nlont of a Savings-Bank
On inc loukonl fora ship ah.mt ioimU,
Fall oack nop,ill'll when thv hnezwan
I’rcfcnl* bis bill fur u i-plnrgc uronu.i the square.
Tlu-iitorninv,'-<di , r?.
When f.rsl they sane o'er vomtg Creation's birth,
Heard thy deep nninein: and the world to-dny
Hoik nidrvrl toai li Cm: lima didst n«>t
bend In a h i! of ino uomlrcd timi liftv
Or three hundred dollar* to the Creator
For the entertainment.
HUNKS’ TROUSERS.
irir«f.p»7fop C' tm/md/iuv* Kin That*.
- It scuiiih that the trousers and blanket of Pri
vate William Hines, (Joinparty F, Eighteenth
United .States Infantry, are still before Con
gress. A report of them has lately been made
by the Senate Committee on Military Affairs.
Probably such mi exaggerated unsu of red-tape
l*m never occurred before. U Illustrate* bolter
thuD anything can the manner hi which business
Is conducted hi Washington. It Is no wonder
that the Head* of Bureau* and Departments
ora continually calling fur more clerk*, and
messengers, mid reporter*, mid laborer*, not
withstanding the,fact that theso employes *uro
now. so thick they are continually running
against cadi other, or stepping on each other,
or waking each otln r np with snoring.
The rase of Private Mines, briefly stated Is
this: He was stationed with bls company nt
Aiken, 8. C., in XSJO. and widlo asleep hi* tent
caught lire, from no cnrcleßsncH* of his, ami Ids
Trouser* and blanket were "damaged To their
full value,” as certified to by u Court of Survey
appointed bv the commanding ofltier. Thu
" mil vnluo” of the articles was A gra
tuitous Issue of u pair of trouser* and blanket
was mado to Hines by order of the Department.
Cmnnmmlca ; and here begun the trouble, in
the first, place, limes was not In condition to
appear on parade,—even for the purpose of In
timidating Ilia Ku-Klux ol South Carolina, and
something had to he done. 'Hie accident was
reported to »he Sergeant, v.ho reported It to hi*
Captain, who reported u to the Commander
iof the Department. He ordered a Hoard ol
Survey to estimate iho damage. A First Lieu
tenant. wu* detailed u* President, and a Second
LU Plenum, a* Recorder. 'lln* Hoard sat, so to
apeak, on Private Jllm-s 1 trousers mid blanket,
mm they mtidu u report in duo form. A*
heioro stated, u gratuitous Issue of the aril-
He* lolloned, mid it i* supposed Hines was sat
fslied. 1 lie returns of Urn issue were lorwunled
from one officer to another until they reached
the (2unrtcrmaster-Uener.il. «.Thl* officer (Men.
Mels*) disallowed the Issue lor want of the ap
proval ol me becretarv ol War. So Hie articles
Were charged against the pay of Private IHiiu*.
nuu*-..w nn'iespomlenej began In earnest,
limes’* Captain wrote to ilm Adjutant-General
ol the army asking the permif-thou of the Secre
tory of War to credit Hines witli tlie money
value of the articles, (ten. Townsend, the es
sence of military propriety, returned iho letter
to IJines’ Captain through Department Head
quarters, coiling his intention to Paragraph
4iil, Army llnguhitluin*, and saying that
no gratuitous issue of clothing could he
made, except n* provided in Uenctal
Orders iW id ISO? and No. 33 ol ISAS. On
Us wuy through the niillturv line*, Ucu.
Huger ordered ids Adjmant-Ucucinl to suy
turn tficru was someilnng detective in the Hoard
of Survey. When it icueiied the hands ot the
Foid-Aujntnut he ship* on an Indorsement, amt
uirccu itw Captain oi Company F to report the
fads. The Cuptulu of Company F was Thomas
J. • Joyd, Tuc Fust-Adjutant mado his Indorse
mem, •• By order ol Cant. Thomas J. Lloyd ”;
mm Ciiju. Lloyd returned to the Post-Adjutant
n lung mdorscmentexplaniing the circumstances
unit recommending mm ull jha paper* be sent
to the heereiurj m War, " with uvicw oi having
Hm case btoucii! to the attention of the proper
Committed ol Congress.” T ins Indor.-einent la
titudo ua the Commander of Compauv F, and is
sunt to himeelf a* eutmnaniling the post. He
inaucatino.ner indorsement in the latter eanad
ty, and invite* attention to hi* lust Indorse
ment. The inxllHiuloMcmeut Is by Gen. Hu
ger, comm.timing the. Department of the
Houth. Hu recommends lu Hu; Adjutant-Gen
eral that Congress he solicited to pin* an act
covering in.* case, mid invites attention to
Cupi. Lloyd's explanation. The seventh In
•iuisemeut i* by Wmticld 23. Hancock, Major-
General commanding uiu Division of the At
lantic. Hu merely invites ihc ultcmlun ot Gen.
Townsend to me previous Indorsements; and
men Gun. Townsend indu.se* mu papers to the
Secretary of War.
Among the iiapcrs i* u mas* of orders and re-
IKWisf,—fome by Paymaster HoHicstcr, some by
Deputy (iaarlermuhtcr-Uenend Lkiii, and some
from 0i1.,r oiilceiv, t-huw ing how and bv wtium
tlm if>uu wu* made.' A year ago tlu; 2>eerulary
of Mur sent u copy of nil llieno doeumeut* anil
fndorMUiieiita to me Kmtse of Heprehcmacive*,
and respect fully requested "die sanctum of
Congress lor tnols*uu of said clothing.” TTm
aovumcntswcre rderrediulhe Military Commit
tee, and Gen. McCook nude a very elaborate re
por:,wlncn Glulloi grave iniimir. lie com mends
Iho wisdom ot the Captain, wno conclnued Unit
tile ..i/iiur aim dignity ol me United Stale* would
bo put in jeopardy hv lllnes up,tearing on duty
in a pm* ol tnm*cis ♦•uutiuiged to tln-lr full
value.'* The report *av*s "due question of a
gratuitous issue of Homing is now setthni, mid,
while llinea may he indifferent to die trouble
ho lias given Cnntnnis. CulmiHs. Mn|ur-Guti
r.us, u Sceretary ol War, nnd a Uongmsslunal
(’ommliice, tie cun content hmiseU with die re
ffcetiuii dial he has ndincr worn nor lost hi*
trouser* in ram.”
Tim report eln-u# ns follows: ‘•They cannot,
however, ilhmitt the Mitjmt without calling
attention to ihe almost purleet rtvstum ofelmelm
and uumdi thrown mound llm issuing of
Government pnqerty. rtu* thoughtless may
cun It *reti tape* or cuvunilnvutimi. but without
It Jlmos to-day would i>u in undisputed pos
bcs.siun ot a pair ol troiwrs and a blanket Mo
winch iio would have no legal title. -U it is, mo
system nus lieen vnidiculeii. and mu netil of thu
united filmed to lime;,’ troupers fully estab
lished. mid ins personal mui pecuniary rcaponsi-
Linty tully determined. M
A bill Imhtainilyn.g Hines to the extent of Ids
Jo.-s (*d.do) was passed uy the House, mid Is now
bciou- Hie Semite, The .Military GommUteu of
tin* fcemno debuted the grave question mid
wrmu anoiiier report In iuvor of thu House bill.
So doubt, in due lime, the bill will pass thu
buialc, be signed by the President, ami become
u law. iielore inu relief reaches Private limes
of Cumnany P, 11 (I ever duet* reaeh him In tins
life, at> nm.'i) more red-tape and eireumloenlion
will have been tram* through, ami ora* how
much wdl all tins have cost thu Government!
Mhe printing alone must have‘ost more than
f«UM. Was there ever uich u rascally humbug
lu tnl# world as Government red tape!
IS 1115 A IMIINBAH VOfiUf
/•iiilfitleluDH rune. t, KA. 17.
Two horse# uml a mustang came up Chestnut
street >v*i<>rd:i} mternonn, causing everybody
on *im .-treat to stop mid look uml speculate.
Tlic mu-tang had upou |t« back u well-built,
muscular man, nearing u beaver hunting-cap
uml mil Imiuli.g-suii, with pantaloons tucked
Into h-fjvy li'iuin, tins h-gj of which reached up
to his knees. Un the Milo uf tli<! mnsiuiig hung
a heavy bag. 'i his bay, it atterwurd turned out,
contained eatable#. A lad yf about IT years, evi
dently an attendant, attired Hue Uio tlrst rider,
loM'jwcl on uuu of tin? bortu?, and tutl u third
animat. The other horse curried u compl.do
Block of camp-eqiiipnumis.lneludingullght mill
tury tent, with u mwi-n uolc», iwobulfaiu-robes,
u»i*t two poncho ciouks, bed Its a varied injure
nictit ol revolvers, ammunition, mid oiln-r urli
lie s too numerous lu mention. Old residimu-rs
vrho sitv.- I (uin thought of the days of Uiu singe*
l oueli and pack-horse, uml wondered winu il
meant. Thu parlies rode up to the Continental
iiutel, where the llrst rider, dismounting, uml
the horses sent to the stable. 1 hen he walked
Into (lie liotel-oflicc.
•*fl. S. I*. Tiido.-, Batagonluu {expedition,”
was what the liutel-rcimtvrtiimvcd tun mlmues
later, while ttie new arrival, iu the unmistaka
ble tunes of a man born and bred in her Majes
ty's Kingdom, usked about the dttmer-huitr, re
marking thut he was nearly furnished, having
ridocn iroiu Trenton this morning,
'Dm mvstcry regarding the queer-looking
Blrangcr increased until he informed the hotel
dci k itiut he bud undertaken, on his awn accord,
an expedition tu the wild regions of Baiagoma,
lo satisfy bis taste lor adventure, lie me# lie
will travel Lite whole distance on horseback,
going by Mexico und Central America. tie is
euiuufciasUc over the unexplored territory
through which ho will chusc thn wild game in
tliMt country of tremendous winds and savages.
A few days ngo himself mid his attendant, with
their horses mid n good-sized coal-hU full nt re
volvers', together with three nr four rifle* and
any mnuurtt of hunting-knives and blankets,
in New York from n Liverpool steamer.
“If. Tudor 1 * love of a hnrdv life induced him to
pet up out of bed in New York City on Wednet
duv at midnight and start on their modest over
land route. He expect* to reach Fata-
Eonla hi two years. making allow
anew for the Httlc diversion* they will
engage in along the route, in Hiuwayofdepopu
hithur the count rles I hey pass through of enme.
At Newark, which place thev readied about
midnight TTinrsdny, policeman arrested them
both lor horse-thieves. The policeman, strong
In his convictions ns to (he inlnlllblllty of Jersey
JuhKt, would Ibtcn to no explanation, till n
prominent merchant of the (own interceded,got
1 hem otr, and took ihcm In for the night. At
noon to-day they will move on for Washington,
via Baltimore. Ihciicu to Ilfehmoml, thence to
Mobile, thence to Ilrownsvllle, thence to Sail
Dili* iTdosk thence to the City of Mexico. At
Mexico Mr. Tudor will stop'and readjust id*
mao according to circumstance* and the condi
tion of Hie road*.
Lust night, instead of Etccolug in n Conti
nental Motel bed, the report, m midnight wn*,
Hint the i htel spirit of the enterprise had gouo
to bed with his horse* mid mustang.
AFTER TWKNTY-SRVKN YEARS.
tiprniff.Wil I.Uiui. | V»mn.
A romance In real life, stranger than any
Action, Ims recently bud Its denouement, one of
the panic* most interested being a resident of
this city. This la a widow lady, whose name we
ore nut nt liberty to make public for the present,
who infs recently discovered the whereabouts of
a long-lost daughter, stolen from her twenty
■even years ago, when an Infant. The lady,
though n resident of Springfield for some years
past, I* a native of Hartford County, Connecti
cut, mid went with her husband after her mar
riage to*.Western New York', which was then a
good deal ol n wilderness as compared with it*
condition now. Her ilr«t child, a girl, was born
there, mid eliu was on her way to rejoin her hus
band after a temporary separation, when
tin* infant was stolon Horn her during a long
stage junrnev, ami she im* never seen the child
since, though, n» noted above, she Ini* recently
discovered that she I* alive, mid living In Wis
consin, where she I* married and lias three
children.
Hie amnilsh of the mother at losing her first
horn child ran hu conceived but not described.'
A long lit of sickness followed, and niter her
recovery all possible search wn* made lor the
missing babe, hut wlttiout success. But Hie
mother never gave up nope of hearing of her
eliild, amt alter twenty-seven year* had
her lalth and patience have at last- been re-"
warded. It seem* she alwut* suspected a man
who carried her some fifteen tulles by private
conveyance to meet the stage, wnen on
her way to Join her husband, of stealing
her child, with the the intention of adopt
ing it a* his own. She now knows Unit
be was Hip abductor. Hu gave it to an accom
plice, who took it some llilv mile* across the
border, in Pennsylvania, where it wn* placed in
n family, with n sum ut money sufficient to pro
vide lor it* wants for sumo time. Ill* evident
intention was to reclaim Hie child when lie
could do so without suspicion. But the time
never anno when he dared tudA<l,and Hie HHle
girl grew up as Hie adopted child of Hie family,
dually married Hie younger brother of the mas
ter of the house, mid removed to Wisconsin,
where the family i* prosperous and hap.iv.
Communication lias been established for some
mouths now between Hie mother mid daughter,
mul photographs exchanged, which would learn
nn doubt of the relationship, if unv hud existed
before. They propose to have a meeting soon,
near the scene of their tragic parting, more than
» piiarlcr of a century ago. What a meeting it
will be 1
A BOOK-AGENT VANQUISHED.
Vlrpinin (See.) Wnmic/',
Yesterday evening Prof. Stewart went into tho
Dclmotdco restaurant; and asked Andy, the ir
repressible head steward, lo bring him some
stuffed mutton and parsnips. No sooner bad
(lie Frofcssor fairly seated himself at ouc of the
small tables than a book-agent came in and tool:
the other side of the board. The two men were
strangers, but as a matter of course this book
peddler couldn’t keep still, and presently mode
some conversational advance lo Stewart.
"Are not these meteorological disturbances
somewhat peculiar for these latitudes))’
The Professor paused a moment as ho was
mashing a potato, mul replied:
" Guess It’s about the same tlilngcverv year.”
" lu seasons of atmospheric deprcssion'alter
natlug with unexpected boreal excitements and
rapid change* muittaut on sudden accumula
tion* of moisture, such disposition* of tho
.-donn-bclt are not, In my opinion, entirely un
called fur.”
" Exactly,” remarked tho Professor, lifting a
fly out of Ins coffee.
" But.” continued the agent, delighted at (ho
style in which he was crowding the Frofcssor;
" 1 doubt not but that certain energetic polar
ization* of the molecules In the mineral de
posits huvo nn attraction fur Hie electrically
charged clouds.”
At these point* the Professor, who had been
knocked around tho ring mid crowded lo the
roue*, so to speak, became (airly roused to hi*
position mid slogged for the other’s nose ut
once.
" Ah, exactly, my friend; in tho fudge are
vast deposits of minerals. Found in volcanic
mid rices and disintegrated by the upheaval of
plutonlu rock and scmifu.icd masse* of sllli-ions
alumnlii, mingled with homogeneous debris of
porplivry. the molecule* of ftuolincd feldltes,
witn a slight potash base, the decomposition of
the feldspar Is most affected along tlio line of
toe liunz.ioul cleavage mid necessarily the Hh>
crated uxldo of manganese combining with tho
percolation of the alkali* which permeate the
entire mass, causes u pronounced state of polar
ization, which cannot fall lo account fur Hie pe
culiar attraction In the vtclnltv. 1 might further
explain the iutrl.uto chemical properties of the
belt bv illustrating tiie ” •
By this Hum, however, thu book-ugent, who
during the round hud been verbally ousted in
Hie jaw, tonm-nod In thu nose, und biffed lu thu
eve,rose Irom liU seal, paid full twice for his
half-eaten meal, mid shot out of thu place.
Andv said ho examined thu Professor, found hlj
pulse regular, no signs of perspiration, und bin
mind intact.
TUB 1)00 WAS Abb IlIGriT,
We are frequently indebted to onr friend Col.
Vard, of the .Monmouth l/emoerat, for anecdotes
Illustrative of the character of thu peculiar peo
ple who live In New Jersey. lie Bend# u# this:
Thu Hon. G. T—— tell# a good atoryof a
slow railroad In tho uonhern part of thu Stale.
He say# he went there gunning, and ennm to a
short line of road on which runs a single car,
the forward end of which was partitioned oil for
baggage. Hu took his dog In Hie cur with him
mid tmt him under Hie scut. Presently Urn con
ductor mine along, and Insisted that thu dug
should go into the baggage-room, which, after
>ome altercation, was dune; hut hero thu bag
gage-master demanded o»fve of 50 cents, which
wu» denounced us a “swindle,”a “put-up Job,”
between thu conductor und tbu baggage
muster, and that sooner than pay it he
would Hu the dog to thu train and let
him “wonchl# tiassago." The conductor ab
sented, mul Ihu dog was hitched to the rear of
die train. Tbu dog, so T— #av«, kept along
easily with thu train, bub the conductor begun
to get uneasy, making frequent trip# to Hio
engineer, urging him to increase thu speed of
the train, mid back again to watch thu effect
upon the dog. Thu latter began to show sign#
of fatigue, but after a while caught his “second
wind,” and was Keeping aloug a# holore. Thu
conductor now ordered the engineer to heave
all thu «.inl into the furnace and stir up iim lire,
widen ticdig done, thu speed was perceptibly
Increased. The conductor again went to the
rear of thu car to observe the effect, but thu
dog hud disappeared, whereupon hu triumph
unily called T ’# mtenttou to the fact.
I hu latter, after taking a glance at thußliniuion,
quietly pointed to a crack m the Hour of the car,
“and there,” #ay# he, “was the dog comfort
ably trotting along under thu cor, mid licking
thu grease Irom one of i ho axlo-boxei I”
QUIPS.
Uar-relicf: Drinking lu a samplc-roora to
drown sorrow.
A man will sometimes tell a few natural lies
when ho goes lo naturalise.
Bourn meu who can walk a match at one time
can't walk a crack ut other tunes.
Almost all of us are generous to a fault, if
the fault happens to be our own.
A classical funner lu Burlington Township
names all his pigs after the Gftek roots.
It seems rather odd lo see two men playing
ecvuii-up for a dinner that Is to Us elghl-up/
“ Is not,”asks thol’Ullailelphla /Mutiu, “tbo
apmifah gurrotu an ueck’s-screw elating thing!”
'Yhy Is a pawuhroker like a drunkard I Be-
takes the pledge, but cannot always
A gentleman was one day relating lou Quaker
a tale of deep distress, und concluded Very pa
llicUcallv by saying, “loould not but feel lor
him.” “ Ycrilvd Uieu-J,” rcallad tha Uuokar.
THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE: FRIDAY. FEBRUARY 21, IH79—TWELVE PAGES.
"thou didst right la hint thou didst feel for thy
neighbor: but didst thou feel In the right place
—didst thou feci In thy pocket (”
Walter to member of the Legislature—" Will
you have some dessert 1” Member to waller—
" No, thank you. I’ll take n piece of pie.”— Xta
Oreaia Tones.
A modest Freshman pul tills In hi* rchetorlc
exercises the other dnv,*pid then blushed at hi*
inlslnko: *r
In war the bullet.
In pence the ballet I
A schoolmaster spoke df his pupils as having
been so thoroughly dis'}|)iUncd that they word
ns quiet and orderly a* the chair* themselves.
It was probably because the? were cane-bot
turned.—Ear Anw.
isao.
Tilden Honied ami Spurred for Iho Presi
dential Uim-c— tils Relations with Dor
shelmor, I’rltuu, - and the Ilest of the
Clplior Crowd—Cnnkl lug Abandons tho
ITcld and Itoil* Up Ills Slcnves for Grant.
Pimittch in Cincinnati fintjul+rr ).
New York, Feb. IS.—Last Sunday afternoon,
when the snow lay on the ground and the walk
ing was slippery and hard. a solitary horseman
was seen emerging, ns In the day* of Mr. James’
novels, from Madison Square. The horse was n
fine blockish hay, with n little mettle in him. Ho
switched hi* leg* about airily, mid on
his back sat what ' appeared to b
the figure of Napoleon Ilonauarto just
crossing Hie Alps. A cap of Alaska seal
fur filled all round the rider’* head, mid car
flaps further warmed the Bides of his neck and
were lied under Ids chin, lie wore nn Alaska
seal sack-coat, which could not have cost Jess
than S3OO, and had long arm* and covered his
knees ns be stuck on the horso and turned up
Fifth avenue. When ono got around so that lie
could nco the rider’s face, he Identified the lung
chous, lost look, and goggly eyes of Samuel J.
Tilden.
• The old man wore between hi* cvcbrows and
Ids under lip that absent vet fond expression of
ono upon n desert-island who trie* to vanturu it
missing sail. Ever and anon what appeared to
bo the vestige of nn historic smile would flutter
around that nalc countenance, a* if ho had
recognized something or find nearly guessed
r prize conundaun. Again the coun
tenance would retreat, and Hie under lip
would take Us natural protrusion, as If
he called on the world to witness that he still
had a sense of wrong, ami could put It into
dignified form. A lew puces behind the Gov
ernur rode his groom, a large, emulous man,
who look pain* to withdraw hi* horse Just tur
enough behind to leave on the spectators the
Impression that he was a mere groom, and yet
ho kept Hose cnougn to start after the old gen
tleman 1 * horse In ease he took an unexpected
leap for Albany or the White House.
Mfth avenue on a Sunday, particularly on a
snowy Sunday, when the road* In the parks arc
neither good fur sleighing nor carriages, i* al
most deserted ol wheel* or steeds. Ad (he more
notable, therefore, was the Governor’s selecting
that holy afternoon at Imlf-pust 4 to ride Hm
whole length of the avenue.— an Immense prom
enade, continuous from WaHilngnon Fannie
Ground to Central I'arlc, a distance ot about three
miles. Coming down the avenue and going up
were long titles of walkers, bnrclv allowing
each other to passion the west pavement. A
verr small number of people lu New York know
Gov. Tilden by sight, but he rode Ids horse at a
slow canter or quick amble, so that he was a
longtime passingagiven point.mid the whisper
had time to circulate that (he old gentleman on
Hie day of his vindication was among his fellow
citizen* again.
At Tnlrty-seventh street Ihc ardent eves of
flic Governor, seeking opportunity to recognize
friends mul lift tils hut from his head In parade
style, sought out Llcut.-Gov. Dorsheimcr, who
was walking .up tho avenue a* largo as a giant
out of a comity fair, with a broad-brimmed lutt
and an Immense overcoat, and conveying sums
suggestion of Daniel Webster In his day
of power. Dorsheimcr has not ex
changed words with Tildeu since last
June, as I heard him s.iv. For eight
mouths those noble men have been estranged.
Djrdhcimer suvii that no gratitude was expressed
for Hie druft-borso work he did for Mr. Tilden,
and Hint the Governor, utter promising of his
own accord to throw his strength for Dor*hcim
er a* his .successor, also parleyed with Maulon
Marble, and made fool* of both of them. After
the campaign was over, Dorslidmur, wlttiout
other remark, betook himself to the practice of
law, discharged hi* official duties at Albany, mid
darkened no more tho door of Gnmierey Park.
But, ou tho week before the solitary horse
man ambled np Fifth avenue, a gentleman
called on Mt. Dorsheiiner, mid u*kcd on behalf
of the vindicated man whether, In the kindness
of his nature, he was not willing to repeat hi*
labor ot 187*1, and nave Justice done in this
nation mid the wrung condemned. No re
ply hal been made to tins message,
when Gov. Tilden, looking placidly out
from hi* mass of rich brown-snal furs, rode hi*
horse right up to Hie curb where Dorshelmcr
wu* passing, raised his hat, mid smiled a most
scur-Ilko smile, as If a poultice had become con
vulsed! With a saddened, respectful, yet.
badly-mutual look, Mr. Dorshelmcr raised hi*
hat ami walked along, not heeding the apparent
suggestion tojatop and "chin ”it over. By tins
time Hie Napoleonic horseman had ridden past
Hie Windsor Hotel, and us fur us Hie Fark, mid
was coming down again ou Ids triumphal
Journey.
The following bit of conversation will shed
light on what is now taking place among the
friend* mul enemies of Mr. Tilden. Said 1 to a
Democrat, who 1* about as high in the counsels
of ids parly hero a* one can get without step
ping off, but is no longer u friend of Tilden:
"How does Sammy feel now!”
"There I* great elution mid sense of triumph
in tho Tilden circle.” replied this prominent offi
cial. " T hey regard Tddcn as completely vindi
cated, mid thmk It will be u very easy thing to
renominate him.”
"is that your opinion!” I asked. .
" 1 should not wonder if lie would got Hie
nomination. His ease has been worked up verv
adroitly, and the har*h criticism tie hu* recclvcil
from the Kopuhllcan Journals will go to hi*
bencllt. Hu I* the only candidate with ready
fund*, yet he will not bo nominated without a
bitter contest.” »
" Who 1* your candidate? ” 1 said to this per
son.
“ I bnvo no partleular candidate. Tlldcn
ought not to be nominated again, because all
that business eomidenee which supported him
In 187(5 is gone. Xdo not Hue how be cun make
any headway against (srant. Whatever (Jrmit’a
faults, ho is an absolute quantity, on whom you
eun put vour hand mid Uud him solid, lie ha#
none of Tilden’s impalpability und shulllmg in
time# of great necessity.”
“i# there any truth m the story that Mr, Tll
dcn, in u certain euiitmgeccy, will give his vote#
to Samuel J. lUndullI"
“Thoro can bo no inch contingency,” an
swered tiiu gcutlunmu. “ Tlldcn means that ho
elnill bo nominated, und hu hu# no alternate.
He will uow embark, as ho ha# uuvet yet done,
in thu next campaign; and hu has got his confi
dence bant,.mid ho has all that circle around
him; lligelow, Marble, Whitney, Blair, etc.,
are lust bcreaming with Joy.”
“0o you think an Eastern man Is necessary
to carry New Vurlci”
“No; Grunt Is not an Eastern man, mid ho
will ho the Itcpubllemi nominee without ques
tion, II hu lives, i have entertained thu opinion
Unit (Jon. John M. Palmer, of Illinois, would
make the best Democratic candidate. Illinois
U a very Important Statu touts, mid cun be cur
ried with a man like Palmer more easily than
Ohio. Tlldun's nomination hi this State will
lead to a split here, sure, mid Grant will gut
New York without dlllleultv.”
SS“Ha# Gov. Tddun actually turned Pulton from
Ids doors!” 1 asked.
“ Yea; und it was a most cruel act. That boy
gave uvery energy bu had to Ins uncle, mid has
wrecked his own honor in Tdden’fi service. Yet
lie U turned out of doors like a dug—not for any
thing ho has done, but because it I# necessary
for thu old man’s ambition.”
No portion is quulliled to know the fiscal con
dition of Tilden'o family better than this person I
am incervicwiinr. I iheruforo ' asked: “iia*
Belton any means whatever!”
** Nothing except wliut Ills widowed mother
gives him, and she has nothing hut whut tiamnel
J. Tildeh allows her. I'eltou has run his
halms down through the publicity ot«
tachedjto him and his uncle's auger, mid
is now u very sick man, Ivlng at
the Kverott House. 1 think,” continued my
informant, ’‘that the attack In the New York
Hurd made on Mr. Belton was the most heart
less tiling iu out 1 political literature. Toe
article was written In Albany,—nut by the
Albany correspymlont of Die World, Mr.
Calkins, but by u man who btdongs to the inner
Tlldcn ciowd. X think I may say,” resumed
this gentleman, “Dial the author of the
article was Joseph L. Ilaiu-e. Jlo is u mysterious
ulllciai character about Albany, who was Inti
mate ut Tllden's house during tiiu election, mid
I think has been called to VVaslimgtou by the
Bolter Committee. The article was sent tu
New York umi revised before U appeared lu the
II uWif: and It U understood ut Albany, In Die
ullk-lul circle, that Tildeu himself revued Die
attack on his own nephew, und.cuvcrcd that
young man with odium and scorn, ‘prelusive to
the opening of the Committee's investigation iu
New York.”
“ Is it true, sir, timt Mr. Belton presumed and
took mure authority than his unde allowed!”
”1 know that nothing could be done vita Mr.
flldon for several months before ihe election
ami following 11, except through Mr. I’ellou.
Jt was necessary to have Felton’s assent to anv
suggestion or plea before Mr. Tlhlun would
accede to it. Alter the election, when Con
.rtf 0 * 8 was debating the Electoral hill,
t,. ,* c " OQ nnd hi* wife went together to
YnMdngton, and look thn Speaker's room nt
Ihe Capitol, and were consulted nt every mo
ment. This was long niter Felton had gone to
Haltlinoro to see iSinith Weed and Hardy .Solo
mon*. 1 wonted Mr. Tilden to send John Kelly
on Hmt errand to Washington, n* he was nn act
ive man. who had huen In Congress, nnd earned
Influence with him. lln wouldn’t trust Kelly,
but sent Felton on (tic task.”
"HnsTUrteti thrown overboard Weed, Mar
ble, and the rest!”
*• I think Weed got disgusted with Tilden
Jong ago. and be wnulo nave been sncrlllccd any
how. Marble, however, claim* tiiat he Is ylmll
CBfed with Tilden.”
‘Fo the above conversation I tnav add Hint
Conkllng has abandoned u.l Idea of a nomina
tion in ISSP, and is working for Grant.
I*. Is expected Hnii. the attack made hv Mr.
Lrhardton Haldy Smith and Hie FoilceCom
miß.sloners’ bill put two Grant, men In tiiat
Board,—onu of them Sheridan Shook.—ami the
campaign of 18S0 will forthwith commence In
New Turk.
ft is said hero that, notwithstanding Haves’
Jcttcr, Gen. Merritt means to turn every Conk-
Img man out of the Cu.-dum-Hoiif-e.
Charley Heed. Morrissey's lalo partner, lias
increased hi* ratio of belting on Grant ns Hie
next President over everybody.
♦"’hb Kelly Is alive to hi* danger, and Is fight
ing i llden desperately in hi* two papers everv
» ay. But Sammy's stock up. If lit* horse
doesn’t throw him mid spoil Hungs, lie will show
nit the other candidate* Id* heels’ In the next
m ■ Gath.
AMERICAN BUTTER ABROAD.
I.utter from Col. A. 1). Stour, United States
Consul ut Manchester.
Mancubstbk, Eng., Jan. JW, ISTo, —Editor
Offtlfiuthtrff Journal: 1 notice In your Wivkhj He
}mbUean nnd Journal til Hm’-Mlhuf December a
short mul admirable article in reference to
butter-making. The point you mndu is n very
Important one, and I believe too little attention
I* bestowed upon the art of producing good
butter with u*.
In England. American butter has a had reputa
tion. This arises from a variety of causes, Hie
chief trouble being Hint of the really Inferior
grades that ure sent over here for sale. Kiel
mid Irish butler bring from 31 cents to cents
a pound at retail, and from 33 cents to 34 cents nt
wholesale, ot the present lime, whereas the best
American butter would wait long lor purchaser*
in 33 cents a mmml nt renal. The reasons lor
lid* great difference in prices are numerous.
/V«(—American butter I* not only salted too
much, but poor nnd Impure salt Is used. The
result is that Hie butter " goes wrong” after it
arrives here, or en route*
A'mi/u/—i he methods for placing our butler
on the market are very objectionable. There
nre no reliable agents who make It a study to
fairly and properly grade tho butter and hold
lliemselvc* responsible for Us being utf repre
sented. A cargo arrives at Liverpool, Is placed
on sale nt auction, and, ns a rule, goes oil nt
low llgure*. What Is needed 1* u radical change
lu the management of this branch of our trade
in this country.
VA rd—t he English like fresh, sweet butter,
mid will pay well for It always. Our farmers
need to *ul their butler less, and then market it
promptly when ready. Now, fresh butter is al
ways salable here, mid nt good prices. To do
ltd*, connection* should lie made direct from
our be.-t hutter-prodm-lug counties hi Northern
Now York with the great centre* in England, so
that quick and mire avenues may he opened for
this Industry. lam assured by butter dealers
here that bad salt I* ono of the chief causes ot
our failure lu getting better price* for our but
ter in thl* market.
AonW/i—l seed you a small package of Irish
butter for exnlblllon to such of your fanners n*
desire to see and sample the "best of tho mar
ket.” Thlsco*tmo U.I cents a pound. I men
tion this merely to explain wtmt a loss onr
tanner* ore subject to owing to the present
manner of producing their bailor. Let us sec:
Four cents a pound would plueo butter from
your city on sale in Liverpool.—pay ull freights,
commission, mul insurance. Now, with u good
reputation it would sell readily here to-day trom
30 to 33 cent* a pound. I submit Hmt St. Law
rence County farmers have a deep Interest m
bringing then* produce up to u better standard,
for ineso figures would net them 30 to 38 cents
a pound in Ogdcnslmrg to-day. X write you In
great haste, because I feel it a’sort of a duty to
state such plain facts us may benetlt my manv
friends in your county, in brief, Imn confident
Hmt these hints, if heeded, will prom useful to
alargo and Hard-working class ol people In vour
section. The butter sunt herewith will tel) its
own story, for a practical Illustration of what
blind* at" Hie top o’ Hie market ” always elves
the greatest satisfaction. Faithfullv yours,
AumitT JJ. Biiaw.
IfICIIAItD BEALE.
Tho Sad Story of Ills Life.
IhiftOn krcrei*.
Uosslter Johnson telle, m LippiuroW* .Uaqa
slue, ihc touculug story of Uiclmrd Ucalf’s life
of poverty and struggle, and death of shame.
It Is the old siory of unrewarded genius. Yet
bis can bardlv bo called unknown or unappre
elated genius, for, says Mr. Johnson—
‘•Since the close of this wonderful career I
have been astonished to tlnd bow much celebrity
u man could bare who was publicly talked about
so little. From all parts of the country come
letters Inquiring ns to Uentf's life and writings,
and to scores of journals unknown correspond
ents have sent reminiscences and copies of his
fugitive poems. Within my knowledge, «slx
persons have set out to write bis biography.
There Is a stern and mournful moral in the fact
that among nil bis friends and admirers, when
Fortune was dealing so mercilessly with him
and Vengeance bud pursued him to the last
cruel extremity, there was no one to deliver
him from the body of that death.”
Mr. Johnson came into communication with
Uealf in 1875, when collecting material for bio
graphical sketches of Hie authors represented
In his ••Little Classics*’ scries, and Dually be
come his friend and confidant. Uealf had
wrecked his life by marrying u woman of the
town in Uochestcr, hut, having lied from her,
obtained employment ns an editorial writer ou
the IMttinurg C\nninerclnl. The woman got
truck of him alter a tune by seeing u poem pub
lished with his signature, and dated from Pitts
burg. Bho at once mane her way to that city,
mid cinimeil support. 'Uealf then brought suit
for divorce, and after u costly trial obtained It.
This stood unquestioned for two years,
and during that time he„ married. Then
the Supremo Court, on 4 technicality, re
opened I lie ease and ordered a new trial. But
Uealf was too paortoullord another. Ills poverty
was not from ills failure as u producer,, but from
there being too innnv to consume, lie had a
fair salary on tho earned a good
deal by outnlde work, nod spent very little on
himself. In u letter written to Mr. Johnson at
this time, ho said:
Tho lecture-platform 1e my proper place, and
I must make morn money, or I cannot much
longer feed all thu mouths that depend on mu.
four year* ago I sent for my youngest Mater
uud her husband. They have (cn little children,
and another Data will erv within u month. They
ure near me here, very poor hi lids world’s
goods, hut very rich hi love and tendernesa. It
ha* bo been ordered also that u widowed sister
mid her family m England, uud a pour paralytic
brother and his family there, are my wards.
And sacred mother mid father are old, mid pour,
ton; all poor together tiro we. andull well bo*
loved. Don’t you think mv work, even If It ia
nurd mid wearisome, (a lifted out ot drudgery by
this I” J
ilere was a load hi deed fur tho Mioulilcrs of a
poor and hard-working journalist. Poor, that
Is, to the general apprehension, but to these
poorer people, his kinsmen and women, he must
have seemed a very l«opl Bountiful; he was, by
virtue of nls talents, uud uf ids success as com
pared with thu fato of Ids kindred, Hie head of
that peasant family, mid doubtless Its pride uud
admiration. lie failed of thu World’s apprecia
tion, but hu was the king uud sun of Ids own
little circle, whose trust mid ulleetlun must have
gone some way toward aconmg fur ihu Mights of
fortune. Mr. Johnsou comments upon thu hit
ter wo have quoted:
‘‘That sueh mi accumulation of burdens
should be heaped uoon one iium scums Incred
ible, but 1 am satisfied from other Information
limt ids tttatement was literally true. Tho Su
preme Court of Founsylvuiila, doubtless con
sidering in It* wisdom that a trlllu more
would bo notimig to a man already
weighted to this extent, decreed that be must
pay a mouth os alimony to thu wom
an who had disgraced his name. And that
money was paid regularly till Christmas, ISfT.
when hu was no longer üblo to raise 11. lint
meanwhile sbu madu It her business to pursue
him us uu avenging Fury, Onu day, wbeu hu
wus returning from a drive into thu country
wait Ids new wife, ber gigantic form suddenly
loomed uo across thu road Ilko that of Meg Mir
r'diti; but she was uven more forcible than Meg,
lor, together with her curses, sao hurled a brick
iuia Urn cairbuto. At «m»t-iiQf dim. .Mr,. p.»aif
‘had a feeling coma over her Hint that woman
was somewhere near,’ and going to her front
window amt looking nut, them she behold her
standing In Ihc middle of Hm street mid gazing
up nt Hie house. Her battery of epithets was
Immediately opened, and Mrs. Ilonlf was obliged
to retreat from the window.”
Wu pus* on, nnd take up Mr. Johnson’s narra
tive at a Inter date:
"Early lust spring (1878) my eye fell upon n
paragraph in a Now York dally to Hie effect
that a woman named Heolf In Hie northern part
of the eitv had recently given birth to triplets,
and that she was in deslltule circumstances,
I hen followed u sentence which obscurely
hinted that the husband and father was a man
well known in literature and otherwise. - Though
the name was misspelt, there seemed little rea
son to doubt the Identity, nnd my wife and I sot
mittofliul her. A curious chase wo had of ft.
We chased down several faint clew* and were
sent to live different houses before we arrived
nt Hie right one.
"We found a single room occupied by the
young mo her ami her'children (n (title hoy of
two or three ycarsbesidus the triplets), a voluble
Jn.-h mir*-, ami a kindly neighbor or two. Col.
Henif had gone to* fulfill" n lecturc-engngu
mem. # Die nurse was full of the occasion,
mid was not long In setting forth Hie story
In the following dramatic fashion: ‘When
ho came home to dinner 1 says to him, "Ye've
mt addition to your family, Mr. HeaK.” "Vo
don’t any sob’ say* he. " Yes.” savs I. " twins,-
Mr. Ilealft” "T -w-f-n-sl” says ho, Just tike
that. " Yes, sir,” says 1, “ thev’ra over there.”
And he walked over and tflrncd down Hie flan
nel from the pillow, and took a took at—two of
the dear little faces. After ho fully understood
that, " (here’* another one overbore, Mr.
Ketdf,” says I. " Good God I ” savs lie.’
At the next visit the fa herwasat home, and
welcomed us with as much grace mid dignity' as
1* to R palace. Then, fur the lirst time. I saw
Itleliard ilcalf. Ho was of medium height, a
trifle stout, mid very* neatly dressed. He laid a
full, round face, clean shaven except u heavy
moustache, a generous forehead, n Grecian nose,
and large, dark, liquid eyes. The curve from
lhcnptoihuelnn.su seldom successful, wu*
perfect. Ills dark, straight hair was touched
with gray about Hm car* and temples. Alto
•'"Tier I Himr/ht it one of the handsomest faces
1 had over seen.
** *v« mid «umo correspondence on the snb
jret of hi* iniein*, for which ho hud asked mo to
And a publisher. Wnen I requested toseothu
manuscript I found to my astonishment that ho
had no manuscript prepared. He did not even
possess copies of all his poems. But ho drew
from his pocket a worn nnd erumoled roll of
iiewspHpet’-euttlng* which contained perhap*
half of them. Thereupon I produced copies of
two or three which 1 had neon rereading Just be
fore leaving home. Ho found one among them
that he had not seen for rears.
" Inis, Lizzie,” said he to his wife, "Is ono
you have never beard,” and Immediately lie be
gan to read It In a low musical voice, while his
face lighted up with n sudden glow, uud It was
evident that ho was fur away from Ihc little
chamber,—fur nwuv in Dreamland, whither lie
had gone by way of the eamp-llroand plcket-lluc
where ho had first scratched the verses.”
Of manv letters that ho wrote, Mr. Johnson
print* hut one, from which wo thus extract:
“New York, Mar 13, 1878.—Mv Dear
I’KißNu: Your good, kina letter, with It* In
closure from the editor of , reached mo
duly, but tills Is the first moment In which X
have had heart or leisure to reply. 1 am
weighted with burdens that almost kill—that
may kill soon,—,md you must pardon mo that X
unburden iuy*clf to you thus nnhivitedly.
"Hold you that my wife and children had
gone Into the country. They are back here now,
—wife and hoy, Hmt Is lo say,—the triplet* be
ing in charge of tlie Children’s Hospital, New
Brighton, Staten Island.. Two weeks ago last
Thursday wifu mid children went thither.
" Last Monday I received written notion that
they would keep tho children If desired, hut
that, inasmuch a* my wife did not come within
the scope of the institution, I must remove tier.
On Friday I brought my wile hack.
She is utterly helpless. I have
nursed her mid my boy, nnd have cooked and
swept a* best I could. X Pave expended all the
money of which I am possessed in tho world,
with iho exception of some $5. I have paid the
rent of our little room for the current mouth.
Wo-httvo loft the dear little triplets dowu there.
It was a ease of Imperative necessity.
"I thank you very deeply for all your good
ness. Bui you cun Judge how Impossible ft his
bccu for me, in tnis eiilnnnativo stress, To do
unv worthy work, domotimes I Icnr lam los
ing my grip on myself. Do you know of any
body in tho city who would give mo a hundred
or a hundred and fifty dollars, cash down, for
the solo right mid title to ull 1 may have writ
ten I If I could get a hundred and ilftr dollars
lor my verses. I would send Lizzie to a hospital
and take for mvself a seeond-etas* ticket to d.m
Francisco at once. I sliolild take mv bov with
me, mul Llzzio would come as soon as I'eould
send for her mid sne was able to travel.
" I will tell you when I see you the reasons
why I urn so desirous to get fur oway, far away.
They are not base ones, but I shall never bo able
to do Hmt. of which I am capable ot In the East,—
ut least, nut until a curtain person dies: and you
know It is written that Mho good ale lirst.’
Out In Sun Francisco I can find work and recover
my poise.
..." I never thought to have breathed
lltesu privacies to u living man, but 1 am In an
agony of uDurehenstoo mid dread concerning tho
immediate future of my wife and child unless I
can somehow munogu to sell mv poor verses for
Hie sum I hare named. iAvoul'd sell them for u
ticket to Bun Francisco and a hundred dollars.
. . . And pray, dear sir, do not permit any
part of these Imposed confluences to got into
the newspaper*,—ut least while I live."
" The next time 1 saw Uealf,” says Mr. John
son, "hu was flat on hi* back, and hi* face cov
ered wltlt a cloi.li. But for the voice Hmt caoio
from beneath it and the timid extended to meet
my own, X might have thought he had found that
rest which now seemed the only one for him.
Hu Imd caught the disease of the eye* from his
little boy, uud was Buffering acutely.” '
lie wu* discharged from the hospital on Juno
11, and a* soon a* practicable started for San
Francisco, wliKher passu* had been procured.
There he wu* unpointed to a place in tho mint
bv Gen. John X'. Miller, a commander under
whom ho had served during the War. Late In
Oi tuber he was getting rooms ready fop hi*
children and their mother, when, on a Sitndav
afternoon. In walked tho evil thing from which
he had Hud, umleoollr announced that she had
come to stay. A terrlllu scone ensued.
The next day he attempted suicide by lauda
num, but dlu not take enough. A secoml at
tempt, however, on Monday night was success
ful. between the two attempts be wrote this
poem, the last ngoulxed cry of a tortured and
hurried life, a life worthy of fame nml fortune
hut marked by the fates furoverwitclmlngdlsas
ter:
“ DemortuU nit tiltl bo/mnt." When
Torino the end has come and I am dead.
Ami llulo voluble caattenug dawsof men
Tuck at mo curiously. lot It then no raid.
Uy sumo one brnvu oinmeti to speak the truth,
llctu llm a great snul killed ov cruel wrong.
Down all the ualmy days of his fresh youth
To his bleak, desolate noon, with sworu and eons
And speech Unit rushed hy hotly from llio heart,
lie wrought lor liberty; till hts own wound
(Hu had been stubbed), concealed with painful art
Through wasting years, mastered him, and ho
swooned.
And sank tnero where yon see him lying now,
Will* lao work •* Failure" written on hts brow.
I)tit say that ho succeeded. If he missed
Wand'* honor* un.l world'* plamilisnna the wage
Of the world’* dolt lacquey*, dill hie lip* were
kissed
Dally hy thosn high aneola who assuage
Tho thirsting* of too pools—for hu was
Horn unto dinging— :miU a burden Uy
Mightily on ftlui, and hu mourned because
lie could not rightly utter to thla duy
What (lad taught in thu night. Sometimes, nath
less.
Tower fell upon him, and bright tongues of*
llamo.
And blessings reached him front poor aoule In
dross;
And iiunodictlons from black pits of shame;
And little children's love, and old men'* prayers:
And a Great Hand that led him unawares.
So ho died rich. And If hU eye* tVcre blurred
With thick turns—siloiicel bo i*ln Id* crave.
Greatly huendcrud: greatly, 100. ho erred;
Yet broke In* ooart in trying to bo bravo.
Nor did he wait till Freedom bad become
Tbo oupulnr shibboleth of courtiers’ bus:
hut smote for her when God Himself seemed dumb
And till Ills arching sales were in eclipse,
lie was a-woary, but bo fouglunl* light, «
And stood for simple manhood; and was Joyed
To sue the august broadening uf tho light,
And now cartas heaving heavenward* from tbs
vide.
Ho loved his fellows, and their love waa sweat—
Tlaut daisies at bia neau and at bis feet.
History Uepeats Itself,
Pilot William Underwood, of the stoamer A.
C.Doinillv, which was burned oo Isl md No. I
lu the Ohio Ulver last week, repealed morally
thu alleged exploit which embalmed Jim Bludso
In deathless rhyme, Underwood beaded Ida
boat lor thu shore, ran her aground, stayed ut
thu wheel until, ihu ptlot-housu was hi dames
around him and Ihu passenger* were ull ashore,
theu Jumped from the uppovdeck Into thu river,
swum ashore, and escaped with Ms 1110. Tho
heroes of poetry aru not so much abovo the liv
ing mau after ml.
"cher and Duwea as Executor*.
•Ysia Tor* Sun, /fft. to.
Mcrlnda Wood’s will, of winch Usury Ward
BeccQur mid ileury C. Bowen were appointed
executors, came up for probata yesterday oefore
Surrogate Dalloy, h) Brooklyn. Thomas Fraser
•md Erastus Conkllng testified as to Miss
Wood’* signature. Citations were served on
Mr. Bcccher and Mr. Bowen lo appear ycster
day, but nelMmrcame cldicr In person or bv
representative, The testatrix was a member of'
Tlvmoutli Church when Mr. Beecher ami Mr.
Bowen were firm friends, and who clioao tlicm to
rttrrv out licr bequest to provide, by tlic expen*
jliltiro of #I,OOO, for n scimol for colored girls,
llko the Mount Holyoku Reboot in Mits*ni'hu
celts. There nru clirlit cousins of Miss Wood,
and In behalf of two of these, Wlllliuu Hulso
and Mary llulsc, n protest bus been entered
against tbo will on the around that the bequest
Is void owing to the sum being InsuDlelcul lo
tarry out the purpose it h designed for.
A CHINUmJ': It jot.
Attack Upon tbo Chiirch-oMtnaliind aits.
nlon nt ruochow*.
Corffiiionilfnce /.muton ’fimn.
SfiAXonAi, Dec. Id, 1373.—Fr0m the time of
the terrible massacre nt Tientsin. In IS7O, lo the
autumn of the present,rear, the various mission
nry establishment nt ports ul China,
whether Cotbollc or Protestant, have not been
molested, and ml.ssluimrtes of nil denominations
have been allowed'l(} build and pmieb, to re
plenish and multiply, without let or hindrance.
During these years there have been mlislotinry
troubles hi the Interior, though not nt the coast
and centres of commerce. At Fatshan, in thy
south, a chapel was destroyed and some perils
encountered by native Christian preachers. At
in die west, there was some three
year* ago a terrible persecution ami slaughter
of hundreds of Catholic converts; umt the
usual amount of persecution has been suf
fered by the Indefatigable members of (he
China Inland Mission In tlio course of
their Injudicious wanderings. Bulat die ports
bo perfect has been Die toleration or tmlllter
cnee of the Chlne.su 1 nml their authorities to mis
sionaries that their existence lias well nigh been
forgotten by nil but themselves. 'Tills peace, so
agreeable to all concerned, was rudely broken
some three months ago be n determined attack
on the Clmreh-ot-Bntrlaiid Mission ut Foochow.
The misslon was commenced in Who, mul part
of a temple on the Wu Shlli Mhan-nlll, Insldo
the City of Foochow, assigned lo dm mission
aries ns a residence. On this hill there are sev
eral schools nml colleges belonging to the local
notables mid tUeratU who for soma lime knot up
u aerles of annoyances to induce the missiona
ries lo leave that part of tint city. T hey left, hut
only to occupy another desirable lot ml thesaino
lull, where various building* were erected for dm
•objects of Urn mission. In ISt5‘J die mission was
Joined bv the Rev. Mr. Wolfe, a most ener
getic man, mul In 18tH the premises were
wrecked. Full compensation for all the damage
done having been exacted, a church after die
Gothic style was erected In 13iJ-» and opened
w.th considerably ceremony, the gunboat pi
ncers and the Lieutenant ol’ tbo Anglo-Chlneso
contingent being nrosunt bv special request.
Since then, although various brunch stations of
•ho mission In the neighboring villages havo
been sacked, the Mother Cburen has been lot
alone, nml the mlssion-hoimo ou die hill great ly
extended. 'Tbo jealousy of their literary Chi
nese neighbors was aroused in the beginning of
this year bv a'free extension ot premises ami
more house-building, ami ns die Rev. .Mr. Wolfe
ami his colleagues were not to he cajoled or
bullied, the place was attacked on tluryoih ot
August last and the newly-creeled build
ings totally destroyed. The outrage w*s
of an extraordinary nature and occurred
in tills wise: As certain of the ’not
ables had represented to their authorities
that a piece ot laud had been surreptitiously in
closed “by the missionaries a joint inquiry bv
Chinese mid British ollleluls was ordered, nml
die Rev. Mr. Wolfe summoned to give explana
tions. The Prelects and the Magistrates ac
cordingly attended this, and as they entered the
house occupied bv the Rev. Mr. Stewart they
were accompanied bv n rulllanly crowd of vaga
bonds evidently bent on mischief. .Mr. Wolfe dU
ids best to keep diem out, hut he gut badly
beaten for his pains In the presence of the Chi
nese olllcials, wno did not attempt to Interfere.
On die Mandarins proceeding to survey the
piece of ground in dispute die mob/ofiowpd
them, nnd destroyed everything they could lav
their bauds ou about the misslongroiiuds. The
ringleader of (ho mob then pointed out Mr.
Wolfe as the head of die mission, ami ns they
looked threateningly at him lie appealed for pro
tection to the olllcials who were standing by.
They nt once left, and what followed was dms
described in the Foochow Utra if; •
“The missionaries were now left atoms for
four hours 10 deal with this gang ol rulllans.
The doors of the houses wore knocked nboui,
mid the verandahs taken j<oisesidoii uC bv IJIO
mob, who threw all tlio prlm-loal doors of the
mission compound open, ami would not allow
the servants to close Mium. The missionaries,
with the assistance of u fen- friendly Chine ie, at
length succeeded hi gutting most of the crowd
to leave the compound. About thirty imm and
hovs, however, remained heblnd, ami ’ gave con
siderable trouble, by attempting to break into
the houses through Urn vor.imlana and windows.
At. this crisis her Majesty’s Consul kindly enmo
to thnlr assistance, ami soon afterwards several
Mandarins arrived with forty unarmed soldiers.
The presence of tins .M mdariim seemed to bo the
signal for the work of destruction. A lew men
and bovs began by tnrowmg stones on the roof
ami at the windows of. Mu; new house. Thu
Mandarins madu no effort to prevent them, al
though repeatedly asked todo so by bur Major tv’s
Consul. Thu* emboldened by Mu; action or In
action of the .Mandarins, Mie mob aitaeked thu
houses, several of ilium climbed In over the wall
In the presence of thu auihoritlm, entered the
house, took uwuv ’.he beds, furniture, ute., which
thov found, ami then deliberately took down tlio
doors, Venetians, etc., them uwuy.
Some of the soldiers who Wore brought to .pro
tect the house drew off I heir nnlforma ami Joined
the rioters In the work of detraction. The mob
now set lire to the house, which was soon en
veloped in Hamel, and east a lurid glare ovvr ih«
surrounding-neighborhood during the greater
part of the night. On Mu; following morning
(hint ult.) the mob iVlurne'd and behaved m the
most disgraceful manner. They surrounded the
houses and smashed m all the windows. Thu
laities ami schoolgirl* now managed to escape
through a back dour and reached the public
streets in safety. They were moat kindly treated
hv the people, uml brought out la safety to
Xuntai.’’
A public meeting of tlm whole of fho foreign
residents of Foojliow was Immcdiatelv held,
mid a series of resolutions was passed calling
the attention of the Secretary of Slate to the
disgraceful nature of the riot. Whedior these
resolutions or sue remonstrances luhlrcnse 1 to
the Chinese (.lovoniment have had anv effect we
do not know. All lliat has been done durim r
the three months lliat have elapsed since the
affair Is the arrest of some wreteheiVimm, who,
to judge by our experience of previous arrests
on similar charges, nrn most probably Innocent
ol anv share In ilm murage. Idtig, the ring
leader. mid hh follower* nre still at large.
Ting, the energetic ex tJovernor of Foochow,
of whose career I gave u short account some
months back, has been unpointed to In
vestigate tlm affair, but' by our last ad
vice* from Foochow he professes to bo
100 111 to leave •Ids' retirement. It
wus rumored a shore lime back licit his Instruc
tions wero to soltle the mutter at once in a••
ennlonco with the demand* of per .Majesty’s
Charge d'Alfalres. These scam to be ample mid
complete, If faithfully curried out. 'Jho mis
sionaries arc to bo compensated for the losses
mid Injuries they have sustained; both rioters
mid instigators are to ho punished; the disputed
houndailca are to he arranged ov a joint survey
of her Majesty's Consul at Foochow and the
native authorities; urn bouse burnt Is to be re
built by the Provincial authorities; mid the In
evitable proclamation Issued adjuring all men
to bo good. It Is to be hoped Hie hostility of
tlm (Ileatu will cease on o lair suulmnvnt «t tlm
case, but ft certainly will not so long as ihcre is
so much of the Church militant in the mission
proceedings. Thu Anglican (fnurch In
China would do well to take a U-af
from tlm book of Ids less muscular mid
mure .pliable brother of Home. The latter,
though Inflexible In matters pertaining to Ids
flock, Is always careful to gut to Mm right sidu
of both olllmls and (iconic when home* and
land are concerned. When Mm lute Emperor of
China objected to the lair spire of Mm Homan
Catholic Cnurch In I’ekhi overlooking the palace
grounds, he sent bh Ministers to negotiate Us
removal with the French Legation. Tnov would
uot listen to the pronbsal, but MomdgnoV.'tiesr-
Inguf this, Instead of leading a chorus of «‘,uc
nlcge," walled upon Prince Knug, and explained
to Ids Imperial Highness that Im was prepared
lo listen to Ids Malcstv’s objcc.loiu.. Diplomatic
relations were eMuhlUhcd between the com
plaisant HiMiopaud the IVlnce, and tr satisfac
tory bargain to all parties wus hi train when tlm
Emperor died. The balance of advantage Is a
safer rule for missionaries to go by than a rigid
grasping of Hie uttermost of one’s rights. Irre
spective of the wutms of the Chinese.
Zrl» Ward's Muvu. •
Ctnrhinmt (IcuWt, %
In the United State* Circuit Court on flatur*
day, Judge Maxtor read ihu du.idon «»f the
Court uvurruliute the motion filed by the defend
ant for a new trial in the somewhat famous
ease of Henrietta Wood against Xeb Ward, and
awarding judgment on the verdict forti'i,&Ut).
Ihu colored woman Was free, and a resident of
tula cltv, lu the employ of a Jtubceea Boyd,
when, In the summer of IttVJ, elm was omlced
across the river and kidnapped hv Zeb Ward,
the then Sheriff of Kenton County, and sold
Into slavery. She remained in slavery until the
emancipation, und afterward in the Interior of
lexoa to practical servitude until 16W, when she
returned lo this dtr. fi nM . i,„ .
llio time at lior >b;liictlnn?t„J koil ni
Rlvlmr her her fnicilom, \"i, ? P ,lr »»'« S
tlio trial of tlioatilt lor J n karl
pan on kur return, ami tvlitoh «'XL " h - he-
April, but lira Jury fouml ", lr ii,s'J., h « ri l law
ooaoased lior Unmairca at $ >,rai,l. 0 11 aad
A MUIIItAV-lUl,!, SENSATIi
Tlio I-rlvnto Mnrrlam „r j, r ~ .
' nnilorldlt— lotorv.i w, W.
tlio rnn,ll>_ T |,„ Wlicrrnbo,,,, ' r r ;'""
py Conplo. " Ill * « tlio Hap.
.Vry for* rr™n«„. „
Murray Hill a latest acnsallo,, is i'„ „
nf tlio annuminsnioni Unit rv-a J .' ,on “
derblll. tlio fuvorlto «ni?„f WllKah.‘ll v’ V ? n '
Wit, and nun of the favorltra
modore, low married Uulaa II a ' Co »-
tl'e divorced wife or I,:, « r>t
Torninee, mid one ot Hie monibera of I , A ,rrt
o( the family alivaya hoatlfe lo the (lommT*
Ihe Blatemeot published In a inornhv « *’’
that Hie ynuupest aon of the me., i n
ot the. New Vork Central liaiU,,„ rr , J r ' ,W '">
voreed wife nf Daniel Torrance, „i , ,''"f"
mure reports than one, n 1,1
rnrranea’a trifn I, .nf '" 1 ' 1
baa not bean In thl, ecu,,try f„, „ '
It year nnd a half, ,md, In order to
the story true, you,., Vandermu must l„ v
rled Ida oivo aunt,—mio of tl,o nnul mS,
mill nceoniDltshcd wumcn In Ara-rk-a „ i b *
older limn Ida own father, and for ram*
nnd until lonif niter her marrlm-o ll,e Com .
(lore’s favorite daughter. hn.im t ° Lotn,no,
ambitious, nml Is reported to bnv.?7 a . !,cc **’
jvltli the Commodore’s plans. Inm JI er
be mlcbt have some d!" h«J. Z? 1 ' w »«
\\ bat bis fa’lier-fn-inn- of i.nn li! s r,Tll<
In the Vanderbilt will contkfnmru d ia ?J i o ' l
mro. when that trial was new and of,
teres . Dr. Llndslcy, one of IhI'MSS S 1 "-
called, tealllled that Commodore V«iii|mi'V*
said lo him In substance: “ Had 1 died .1 1° ;l
nary, 1833, or 18UU, <,v oven In IVI i i‘ aJa P’
would not have known Umt I llvedl'bit lu?J
J have been spared to necomnlish H
tjiut will lust ..n(lnmn l,ri lUeS ffork
t int It I, eecured In .
Htoek eannot Ira put mini, the mirkVL iff
bad given one daughter $;J,03i),u30 .mH L 1
S,-1,000,Oil;, lira llr.t tin,nr i Hatii“i Tl
done would be to turn Ibllv out of theVn-o
di-ney of tbo road mid pm lorruncc In
next thing timy would act to quJrrc
themselves and then throw ine fi i () ..i?
jn a t r » k<J 'l’i ,11 " 1 In M,x b
JO.” liioro w;h never any rrconcliiatC ti
tween be Commr.dorc mid' his son-lSl!?
Dan el lorratn-u, H ho limlforscvor.il iear?£
the I’resldent ot the Onlo&Mississippi^ \Si&
Company, was made one of the VlwhpfwS
oniicContr.il Itailroad, with Wllliatnll v!?
durbilt, shortly inter the eonsolldatfSo ofSi
u/'H?' If ,la ‘ l c mr ? B ° r Ibe Central IhiJ „JJ
William 11. of the Uvulsoii Kiver ami JJarlcm
Ibey did not cot on well , tiiaeilicr and
Torrance abandoned his position after 1
eJiort time. Commodore Vundcrhllt, how.
over, remembered Ids duuahter in tils Will
which she received ~,,.1 s j u
time tint two branches of ihe lamlly hive l*7n
on friendly tcrnia. During tl.evlslu.l ffllibi
It. Vand-irbllt to Pam hut, year 1m ; i: „| m. .
fnemls Hloppetl at the samu hotel with the To-,
ranees, Mrs. Torrance was always ucvomiunleil
mi bur sbopnlu-r excursions bv her bro i.er, ..nd
Mr. lonMUce Hueut mucU ul bis time with Mr
Vanderbilt, Mr. Harder, ami o her tnatuai
fnemls In Idamoin. At the tiraud Onora thev
occupied I lie fame box, mul In general Mr. Tor
rance. whose lung residence In Paris gave him
an advantage over the visitors, was their con
slant guide and companion, making mul earn
ing out the plans for mutual amusement.
Nothing but. astonishment nml surprise was
fell bv society people on reading In the morniii"
papers tho-foUowmg notice: "
VASnaami.r-AxTiioxv—Ua Tueslav. Dor. 17.
18f«. I- rciJcrlck W. Van lnrbill nml LoiUsc UoUbm.
daiuhler of the Into Cluricn L. Anthony.
A previous marriage-notice Is said to Ut«
lieen uubllsimd Immealatvlv after the tveddia^
In an o'm-ure rebglou.i weeidv, but that» t re’
mains yet to be veriiied. Tlie'ladv Is a dau-'Qie
of u well-Unown merelianr, nnd the divorced
bualMiid was i.ir some Ume eiiguaed as a bro’tcr
on Wall street, bis father haVinit is mJer
alood, furnished Hie money for die business.
Between lieraeif and her lonnor Imibuul liters
dues not eeviu to have neen anvnioroesrloui
difUcuity than an liicomimttbtlay of temper mid
habits, and no charges of a surlims diameter
were made bv eliber against the other. The
lenient Rhode Island divorce laws allow a com
plete separation, with (lie privilege to other
party lo marry again simple noon mtmulioa
sent. Under these circumstances tlu Uirowo
was granted within u month, nml the voudat
Mr. Toinmco iieeumpatdcd his i.n.l
fatimr to Knrope. This was in yciitcmbcr, 1577
(nut last September ih sinte l), mid iiu*>t nol and
wife did not afterwards inert, t'lielmlvisalitml
some blonde, who lonics us though slmmlglit hn
lier present ImsbamPa junior In years; shuhasbeea
welt educated, and is reiiurtyd t »he one nf *ne
most nceomplltibed and uttraetive wumcn In
New York society. She has been mum of *
belle, and it W alleged Unit die failure of her
bushmd to r.upport tier In u manner aalbiaclory
to her was die main cause winch led lo ihn di
vorce proceedings. At die same lima Hi* not
believed that she ius a iy ciiti.-uJe-iiblc. crupertr
of lier own. Her marriage with Mr. Vamkrbllt
Is said to have taken place in one ol die urlvaie
pallors of die Windsor Hotel, although dw
clerk ul that establishment disclaims all knowl
edge of Biicli n ceremony. He would not. lion
over, necessarily bo cognt/.aut of dm event hid
It occurred. The name of the clergyman Per
forming the ceremony mid die place ul which U
occurred are hath suppiessed in the marruife
notices.
L'mlerlck W. Vanderbilt was one of the U
vorilo gruidsonn of the laic Commodore, who
leu Him j?‘.VKKI.UJJ in hi* will. '1 lie money tut
not wiuiheld from lilin, as was erroneously
stated in a morning paner, but hu lias Lad ino
complete control of It over since hts -Hi
birtliday, mid h consequently quite liulepemknt
of lil« lather nnd family. . .
William Jl. Vanderbilt was not aware of lb*
clandestine union until u few dav« ago, and «•»
naturally greatly dhplcu-icd. mid U Is siiM dial
the youngei i-im has not been allowed la Laid
any communication with ulm since the fact*
were first publicly made known. Ulssimlcu
the house a week ago this morning, and lint not
since been seen at uomc. Wnat iruti»|>lrca be
tween him mid his latncrls notdertnllclykno'.rn.
An imhmue friend said thin allernmm. •‘ .Nans
01 ns know where he Is, allnoiigh i turn tsun*
pone hu tins hidden You c.m li'iaistuo
that Ins lather Is not very well pleased with tan
tantrum, but bonus never said »u. Intact, ns
has never ulhnled to the nutter In mv pretence,
mid 1 doubt. wnu’ncr he hus ever sneltcn tossy
of the fumllv on the subject. VSuh probahli
one or two executions, 1 uni sure tnatmmeo*
them know Fred’s wbercahouln ntiiess lie in*
been in correspondence with them, which '*• not
llkclv. He Is probably in tin* city, huwpver.
SJ l'ho records of tne Health Uei«irimcat.«iwt*i
under a stringent law mid penalty, ah ,]l ;' rrl3 f, e *
miHl be rutiom-d bv Mm ollhdal cekd'iatiu. JU'J
marriage, do no: show any return hcarni; “
uamefcol cither .Hr. V imlerblTt or .Mh»Aiitr,oii).
Heardlng the Lion In Hi* »«*>•
An Englishman writes to urn uni »;*'» K a! ! h ‘
nrd a inouriilul letter upon tin* Invadon m ,n
Uritlaa markets bv American wiMiiwcmr r-
Ho lound in his travels that American t-aw*}
mid cotton had superseded Mm «■»»*•* . sf^ h e . m .
Engllsnguodson Hie Qndlncnt. toiidi'k flo®
ho found hU truiimungcr scding •
spades, saw*, clihcls. hammers, and axt -: k<
other dealers with stocks of Amcrmau *»■ '
bolls, slows, mill lamps. Amcr.o.m ka. wr
sent to Engl md to be made uu Hilo Dioos. s ..i,
gllsh carriages are budt out of material* ' •
nave crossed Mm Atlantic, *' bate* ore
quarried in ilm United States to bo* .
homes. -My grocer, my butterman.. an W
utih my butcher,” savs this wrltri.
Iv in American goods of all kb"ls . J;
cigarettes which he smoke* are made la «;[“
round, Va., and ibe pen witn winch bo to*
comes nut from i)innlngnain,bu;fiuia ui -
lean manufactory.
Mobile Follow* Mewiihl*.
The Alabama I^VsKV'lmJ■ pa»*ed *'"} jjj*
Governor hua unproved the Mil “• he
charier of Urn Cltv of Mobile, ami ; P .
Port of Mobile. Three Commissioners aw d .
ponded, with authority to ». , oin|iromisc • . j ufl
Just all debts mid demand*, includlit,, p .." t j„,
taxes, of every kind m favor of time.l!)♦.
purpose of mramilm: tho jlchw tl«« b ' ',\. r( n<
they are empowered to sell, on , ll ‘ u li , ~c r|oli il
they tun obtain, all the real ‘‘ n ‘V" 4 jba
property which may come to luir u « (lutf
Coinmi»*hmers are «l«oeturjcilttil ,
of opeulneeomuiunh’iitlnn with ~K .. , u ir«
the luiuled debt of the e|t>, with a •
adjustment mul settlement. Ibv * ‘ cj
I* to he trovernml liy.ii.tfW. . K a l'rc'l
ho elected hv Ihe people. lhcr> \* ;‘ ~.l l] |c . Eor,
detit ol the Hoard, u Clerk, mid * 1 ‘ ...
and such police ulilcura «* may he 3
Notches in Trouble.
Natchez, MUa., Is threatened with TW
Vicksburg, namely, desertion
recent rise ofjhe MUslsslpol * IM j ihcf*
the towhoad near the Louuiatu* ‘or • 4 ,j,
U now a current ruuomg ou the !,, , tlcr o «wl
which threatens to cut uwuy the wr ‘
throw It upon tliu Mississippi ald®i
front of Natchej

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