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?^7 ,5 Dr. Georffo TV. Bagby In " John N. Daniel's' Latch Key," n dun der.lmo In |-hmplil< t form of sixty-eight pages; Judge Robert W, Hughes, In six low? columns of the Baltimore Anicrlcitn*. and ?x-Unvomor Cameron, in n column mnl ii hn.lt df tha Klchmond Dlspfttch have published some exceedingly Interest Ihr in inrlttls of our dead editor?. Dr. Bttgby's llltla book Is t?ikon up mainly will Daniel's career after lila return In lit!] from tli" Italian Court, when ho re? sumid Ihr. editorial management of tho Hioliniorid Kxumhier. l?e knew nothlns ? if that oilltor before this porlod, und VOry sensibly tolls us only what hn knew. The "Latch Key" Is a tell-tale of many a fabln of his new-made friend, how In and out of the edllor's dwelling (on Broad street, oppo.-dto the African Church) he had been as one privileged; how no spirits ever touched the lips of the thunderer who sipped Instead of it Madeira; what various curios wero to 1*> ?een, now In one room, and now in another; the book heaps, the discarded fiddle, the precious Kern given him by the Princess Do Solmp, possibly ;i love token, which he gave finally to Walker, his foreman. Tho "Latch Key," with a Hughes was Balelgh T. Daniel, on? of tho brightest leaders of tho Old Line Whig party of Virginia. A young brother of (ho penitent editor was living at that lime In Iho household ol the lampooned gentleman. Governor Cameron's discourse takes up n little ovor a column and a hulf of tho Dispatch of 1804, and Is entitled "Sketches of our Journalists." Hi.?* edi? tors come after those of Bngby mid Hughes, with here nnj there a notable exception, and his treatment of them Is not f*o partial as general, lie mates some handsome compliments to his con tcriiporaries. "The Times, n new ven? ture tlSi*.-<-'GJ, owned by Charles II. Wynne' nnd siiiirrhly edlled by Patrick Henry Aylett, foil a speedy victim to a scale of expenditure out of all propor? tion to the field of enterprise." "Su? perbly edited" is justly applied to Olio of (lie most versatile men that Virginia lias ever produced. Judge Hughes hod previously, in 1 ssr.. expressed his good opinion In this passage of bis paper: "Daniel did I In the Examiner] the fierce writing-. Aylett the humorous, and I the j argumentative or didactic. Mr. Aylett's humor was peculiar, hut I think the finest of Its kind that ever appeared In Eng- ! stricken with nun nnd Infirmity Ittey ex i'Iimiiki'iI verbal aeeaults with undlmln Ifihod relish. For this species of wnr fnro Moseley wns the bettor provided, for ha was a bettor hater than Cowardln, nnd ho wns by naliire and practice a nmstor of Inveotlvo; hut tho/ph bin quiver bristled with poisoned arrowrf? nn_ he used them freely?It won his more temp?rate opponent who nt ,the end rc matned master of the Hold." In concluding hin paper, Governor Cameron alludes to the. nffalr ho linii with Colonel Hughes, who edited the Evening Journal, t.'nmoron was then a Domoornt, and his antagonist a Repub? lican. They wero both what nfe called frame, men, and each acquitted himself on the field of honor with credit to him? self nnd satisfaction to his partisans. The most of tho duels which occurred prior to and after tho war. 1 SCl-'?, were between our newspaper editors. It Is not to bo Inferred from this that they were more sensitive to the call of honor tli?? other gentlemen. Public sentiment was their muster, often a brutnl master, who said to one nnd nil, either light or step down and out. Hughes and Cameron became good friends upon the disruption of tho Dehio IOH-N M-RANIEL jgjOHN HA^PPENPlE:/*\-?---ANTS charming garrulity tell:- us also bow h.- loved Floyd, bow he had resented an i ?? nutation uttered bj^anotlm on Floyd's ?orto ir how he unbosomed himself wh?-n j, ins 1 - rioor. He i . Id. ' I would like (.. bear n'' hononablfl - ar." pt moro i ??. ?** bk? to command men, . -wer-bul I stayed in the field ? nd, T might baye become a .: ? i t. a. major-general." In bis editorial sanctum. savs Ijngby, he edited everything down from the loity leader to the bumble adver? tisement. Threw Out Advertisements. llu was the only editor who ever ttirev; out advertisements to make room for paragraphs of his own, and of his assist? ants, lie hated slovenliness, and stamp? ed It out whenever he met il?slashed :ind cut, and amended the cdiaorlals ot his associates mercilessly, and sometimes i ?writing one he liked four or live times, aw ??cilio jam satis," before allow? ing it to so Into his paper as a leader. All this, and much more, has Bagb'y written of his fast and loose friend, ?Irlrn M. Daniel, an editor par excellence. Judge Hughes' notice of Daniel is ac? companied with a likeness of him which Icoks a little older than another In profile, which appeared In the Demo? cratic Review shortly after the young Virginian, withstanding many hindran? ce? had fought his way up to the leader? ship of a great party. His preamble to that paper .discusses at length the po? litical condici?n of tho Republic and particularly of Virginia, before the ad vrnt of the sectional war of 1SS1-65. His acquaintance with Daniel goes further bark than Bagby's, and was of a more Intimate character. Hughes In the ear? ly part uf tho year 1S-W had become a member or the Patrick Henry Debating Society, whoso sessions were held in a building that formerly stood on the ??outbeast corner o? Main and Eleventh btreels. 'Daniel wus a librarian there. As the debates of the fledglings, with winged words proceeded, the recluse sat apart intent on his book, and seeming-not to hear, heard all. Upon the conclusion of an oratorical display by Hughes, the librarian offered his congratulation, and from that moment tho two ambitious youths were locked In a close embraco of friendship which knew no Jar or parting till the end. The khidhearted Judge, by way of excuse for much of the others conduot that repelled a (.times his best friends, sayB, "I am conscious ill my own editorial career of having often been unjustly sevore upon per? sons; thuoffh generally oonfluln-r my censures to conduot. But whenever I have reflected harshly upon men, tho recollection of tho act has caused my eelf more affliction than they could pos bibly have felt." I will say that Mr. Daniel was impar? tial In these assaults; not at all sparing his own blood relation:.. And bo-was cficn repentant. A prominent kbismuu v.as ai on< time a member of tho lien* Islatnre. lie was a Whig. He bad been unmercifully ridiculed and criticized by tl\i Examiner. D?rirjg tho course of the ion it was the duty or the Leglsla ' re to elect a member of tho Execu? tive Coum .! of tho State. The members Of this body "i three, were then voted for rather more on personal li. .i. ..i polltic.il grounds Imugluc the ?i ??r,-e of Mr. Daniel to fb'd tluu i. kinsn in. vvlUi Borne coin liilmrnl.il y remarks, cost Ins vote for him In the ? tl ti,.. generous a< I brought the following b Uer: ? , "My fear Sh Vuu have heaped tho living coals of tire on ion head with uu unsparing band. I ? ? ..? to ?.ou In re? ply, without Inconslsi. even In (hat which ; have written frequently, (Hough nlways In levity, tlrat ??? i,ave sel ins >n ?sample of good laste,.r(npus man ners and kindly feeling, which i liavi iollowed. ala?! 1er, little. "I would tell you this through ??f-iie. did I not think it most pi mo to say nothing.about my . l. rey editorial capacity. 1 tlierefi Lliii means of assuring yen n ,t ?r-'o't in our tone this morning Host mortifying, Tour sincere well wi? T7i? kinsman alluded to b ?Xt lish or American Journalism. It was not humor suitable to standard literature, but humor adapted to politics, nnd em? ployed for the route and ruin of political [agonists. It was crushing!? cft?e The l'lspatcii w-is the firr't newspaper in Sii hmond to sell Its Issues from the counter. All the others for a long while afterward* adhered to the old scheme of th.. subscription. It had no politics. Its business manager was John P. Ham mcrsley. Its editor James A. Cowardln; Among the associates the latter called to his aid none stood higher as para gr?phlsts than Oliver P. Baldwin and Hugh R. Pleasants, Governor Cameron's pencil-sketch of tlio veteran editor is tdven In his liveliest vein: JAMES A. CQWARDIN. "As I write tin? vision comes before. inn of h peiiial old man, with shrewd, twinkllnpr oyes; whoso head had habitu? ally the gidewise inclination of a. cheer? ful robin; a. dapper figure, clad always in the neatest of old-fash'loned npparel, and Jauntily nimble In movement, even under the burden of threescore years and ten: a. delicately chiselled mouth, per? petually touched with a lurklnK smile, as though the humor within wore always watching for an opportunity to break out. That was Mr. Cowardln as 1 first saw him. Up to the Karret sanctum T had eJImb od. and opining a swinging door which boro upon rust tin tho hospitable inscrip? tion, "Come in," my ears were greeted 1 with tho sound of merry music. Lokffjg down the low. long room, I saw tho source of it. With flute to mouth, cheek reposing lovingly on the instrument, tho old gentleman was gently blowing the sparkling notes of some, old-fashioned time, mean while sedately capering about the flour In time with tno lilting measure. It was a pretty sight, and I paused to enjoy it; but ?lie sharp eyes soon de? tected an Intruder, and a hearty, laugh ! Ins wf-lcome was tho beginning of a friendship intimate and hiFtlng." Governor Cameron touches but slightly on.the fued between the Whi-fand the PiVpatr-h. which w?? i ever composed during the life-?lr?? '.'. the scolding edl ? tort. "Neither could see ?ri the other t!,e gor>d which was ?.'.? patent to every i,\ ? eis?, and wfcen ??>*.. were sure |-_ Jefferson Laundry OPERATED BY TWEN? TY EXPERIENCED MEN FROM THE OTHER LAUNDRIES, WITH A New Plant Modern Equipments, Fine Water and Experienced Employes. Guarantees Best Services, Prompt Attention, at Um Old Prices THE Jefferson Laundry, OrtlCfi 317 North Fifth Street. Laundry 208 Wcstwood Avenue cratic party In IS"?, when each found tho other on a friendly stump, or sitting cheek by Jowl at the councils of the lte.-uljustrr.-t. None of th? foregoing sketches go bade to the early days of th,. Richmond press when tilers Were but two newspapers in political opposition, the Inquirer and the Whig. Thomas Ritchie, of the former, was an exponent, of the political opinions of a majority of the Virginia people, John Harhpd?'n Pleasants In like manner of Us minority. The issues of either journal did not exceed one thousand copies when the city's population numbered but twen ly-flvo thousand souls. Three Great Editors. In this, and possibly ?i a subsequent paper, I shall havo to do with but thrco Richmond edilors--Rltchie. Pleasant, and Daniel?or, Incidentally, with one or more of their contemporaries. Whenever, In Virginia or outside of the Slate, our politics becomes a theme for discussion, the naine of one or other of tho above mentioned trio comes first to the speak? er's lips. Hugh Roso Pleasants, Oliver 1*. Baldwin, Alexander Moseloy, Robert Rldgw?y, Patrick Henry Aylett, K. A. 1'ollard. Robert W. Hughes. Obedlah Jennings Wise, Roger A. Pryor, all edi? tors or associate editors of our early press, aro no moro heard of unless In the eclipse of greater lights. This must he becauso of their temporary reign as parly leaders, and of tho longer relgh? litter opportunities and possibly greater rhetorical power, of Ritchie, Pleasants and Daniel. A circumstance not so remarkable as suggestive of possibilities, Is the appear? ance, of Daniel In Richmond a little while after tho elder Ritchie had gone to "Wash? ington upon the Invitation of President Polk to edit a parly Journal there, and but a few days before or after John I lampdeu Pleasants had fallen in a duel by the hands of Thomas Ritchie, Jr. Suggestive, Indeed Is the circumstance, for had not the elder editor of the En? quirer left it In charge of his sons, \YI1-. Ham Koushce and Thoma?, Jr., he and Pleasants might have fired paper bullets at each other to the end of their days, and John M. Daniel, for lack of oppor? tunity, might have died undistinguished us a writer in some private or public In? stitution. Thomas Ritchie. Thomas Ritchie was born In one of Hi? Tidewater counties of Virginia In the year 177S, und being without a 'patrimo? nial estate, took upon himself In early manhood the vocation of teacher lu a common school. lb; came to Richmond during tho administration of the oidor Adams, so we are assured by a contem? porary writer, and begun his editorial Uiliors towards its close. Under his skillful management tho Enquirer be? came the political oraclo nut only uf the Virginia Democracy, but of that of the South and Middle West. Mr. Ritchie's Influence upon tho mass of his country? men was a power such as is seldom ac? quired by a newspaper man. He made II tul unmade statesmen, Ho wns their Warwick! Ills promotions were nil mado hi the helluf (Imt they would redound to tin: credit and advantage of tlio great party whose tenets be had early espoused ami unswervingly maintained. Ho never flinched In tin- most critical periods of his party's career?its darkest days. When tho proclamation of Andrew .lack son hail forced spnto of tin? brightest men of bis party out. of Ils ranks, Mr. Ritchie, though not approving, yet. stood Ilnu. In the memorable ?asp of William C. RJv.es, oiic of his dearly beloved proto c. , who was about to display Ihn while Rather of surrender to the Whig's, Hi? editor of th? Enquirer perturbed Inward? ly ,v. he must have been shown outward? ly Hi" most lorlvarlng temper, What wa< this old mall's reward for so much unselfish servlc?7 neglect, pov? erty, nuil II' such a thing he possible, a broken heart! I In died In harness and round r-Hl at la.t imdcr i he Sod of. the Slato: in- loved wisely and vsrii. I know Mr! Ritchie at a very early period of my life, when he- appeared I? I." a very old man, though not then si*.ty ypars of nge, I uxcil in bear to linn from time' to time frequent iuchku ksS( .?m.) Boifiotlmes communication? from ai, esteemed friend and favored corn? ?pondent. 'v timid 'Knock at blu door Is* jtelfl?t'SsSfrMpMMK H With Us. jL-^r??-r-r-rff^l^^^ Good, ?- ^^^ToUSHEEo^BROADSTa ?--*-' Our Once-a-WeeR Sale! pTr]0*-MORROW we inaugurate the first of a series of sales, the (pi character of which is easily discernable by the accompany ??SI ing prices. The goods selected are such as we have in quan? tities, so that the sale may be extended throughout the week, or at least so long as the supply will satisfy the demand. The object of this sort of advertising is to demonstrate beyond a doubt that it pays to trade at Pettit & Company?where your credit is good. _ ~ ?-??_ I Bargain No. 1 [ Solid Quartered Oak Dresser, Sale Price, $IO./5 Where in this wide world have you ever seen its equal at the price? Is there another store in all America that can duplicate this bargain? And, what's more, you need not have the cash?a little down will do. # Bargain No. 3 At Pettit ? Co. Five-Foot Extension Table Sale Price, $2.4o A Good, Substantial Table, as illustrated. Bargain No. 2 At Pettit ? Co. Enameled Metal Bedstead, Sale Price, #7.0*5 It is practically as illustrated? continuous circular post effect. The Bed shown in various tints; a Bedstead you would never ex? pect to buy under $xo.oo or $12.00. There are many bargains equal to this among the higher priced Bed? steads. ??"**""' ' l* r>~'?*l" fitr--- :rr?2V ?fil)/, J ?? .-* V ."-?-- ????-^ Bargain No. 4 At Pettit ? Co> Solid Golden-Oak Rocker, Sale Price, S1.98 It is shaped saddle-seat, broad bent arms, convenient, commodious, cheap but good, and on easy terms of credit. ; Bargain No. 5 ? At Pettit & Co. Solid Oak Substantial Morris Chairs, Sale t?_ <?> s\ f Price, JP3?"5 Cheap as it may seem, it is only one of the many Morris Chair bargains we are offering. It has broad arms, reversible velour cushions, arid would be cheap at $7.00. Bargain No. 6 At Pettit ?3 Co. Golden Quartered Oak Buffet Sale t?_i_2 *9V Price, 9I?.75 So much below the general quotations that we will not at? tempt to give the regular values; quarter-sawed oak, pol? ished, with French plate bevel mirror. Women's Spring Model Apparel Displays Exceptionally Interesting! Exceptional in that each new model, as it arrives from the hands of our manufacturers, seem? ingly transcends in style and effectiveness the preceding ones. Our entire line is fast coming to its full strength. This may be a bit early for some buyers, perhaps, but it's never too early to get an idea oE the correct new fashions. We Invite You to Look. A Description of Three Jaunty Models ? / Ann a a A Chic IHon or Pony Suit, nlado ot man At ?j?SU.ulf nlBh gray materials. Soma are small mix? tures, others solid coloca. The seams n.ro noatly corded, and tho enllro coat trimmed with wide braid to match. They have Imitation shawl collars of sharkskin moire, With tunied-up cuffs to match. Body-fitting girdles', trimmed with bi'.'ild. The 'coats are satin lined throughout. Tho skirts are full circular and are finished with a neat fold at the bottom. An extraordinary attractive suit this at the price. ? m* ff<*?r AA A Toppy Eton S fit, mado of light and dar I; AI 9?D?Uv invisible checks, In chiffon, Panama, and paon broadcloth, trimming*? of novelty braid, effectively blended with taffeta or molro to form fancy vests and col? lars. Short and long sleeves with body-fitting girdle.**. Skirts are ciroular, finished with broad hem at bottom. A4 <_9(? All A Jaunty .Eton or Pony Huit, made ot solid /il ?5?Je).UU colors or neat chocks, in a new combination of trimmings, prominent among'which arc coats trimmed! with braid, finished with piping or lace edging: vest effect. Throe-quarter length or elbow sleovos, finished with cuifs. Deep-fitted girdles, and full circular Bkirts. Tho colors aro black, blue, reseda, hollo, Alice blue, cream, old 'rose, and neat combination checks. Spring Jackets Nothing nobbier has ever appeared than tho Covert Coats being shown for spring. Styled In tho corset coat, loose hack, either lined or unllned; all mudo with the man? nish swagger, and ?s such have corded or strnpped scums with either deep side or center vents. WE HAVE A PAGE IN OUR LEDGER FOR YOU war) answered by him in porson. A tiiiulur Kraco as of father to son, on hah- j Ituul urbanity mid condos?enslon put i ho lad Immediately at Ills case. The dwell lii?-houBe In which ho and bin family had lived for many years 1,-ofoio T know lilm still exista with BliKht modllloation, ?mil may he two or three doors west of I ho North west corner ot Grace ami Kixth Htreois, Hero ho was always to hi- found when not silting at the Clerk's table of (ho Uouso of Dol?gate3 during Itu HtiHidons, or In other public?assem I.1I<-h of tho Mate, or, of his party. 1 doubt if he \v?m ever a half dozen times i lu Um Utile, Illicit building 'Oil Hank street, whom the foenuin, John K. Cook, I ruled the? nppr?iitib?a and-11111 pressman. 1 W. W. iMitiiiMviint hud charge of tho hand lire's?. Old Enquirer Office. Tin? Knqulror OfOco was a basement of two roouii In a building of brick which stood upon Um southwest, corner of Main und Lllovonlh Hlrerds. It waa lu charge of C'lnlboriifl W. Oooch, Mr. .Ritchie's partner, who In any emergency Ih.-it might lia-o called lilt bciiIoi* aw-w* uu?ij :l??ve steppod to tho front without ocea I stoning surprise to the Knuulror's read-^ ers. Upon Ooooh's retirement from tho management ho was ' appointed by President Jackson postmaster for ihn | city of Richmond. j I shall take from the Mack Hook of Mrs. Anno Royall, author of ".Sketches of History, Ufa and Manners in tlio | United States, etc.," a passage, which throws additions,! light on tho character of Thom?- Ritchie. The rpieer old ludy, whoso likeness, taken by Mitchell, of our ally, In a Hllbouclte. I have seen, was a horn Virginian, who had lived a long while In Boston. There -dio had become a disciple of Ahnen Kneehind and Fanny Wright, and hero In the South she vented their crude notions with such an auda? cious longue as to horrify all hut the most tolerant of our people. She was o.\eeediriR,ly gracious to those who bought lier books, but. venomous of tongue and puh to all Who cared nol.l'o touch ,thom, in short, she was the Horror of tho poli? ticians of h'or day, and of the Big Bon? nets, as slio wns pleased to call ' our ?Richmond ladles. "1 stepped -over." she says, "lo see .my I'licnd Ritchie, of Uiu Empilrer. But, alas! bu lins fall?n Into tho hands of tho Blue Skins. This ought (if anything can) to alut'in our country. If sueli a man us Richie, could not keop out of the vortex no nun can. I saw u decent, plain' man; with a black eye of uncommon keenness, sitting in the office. I asked for Mr. Rltohle, "He drus not come hero at all, madam. Ho goes to tlio Convention tit 30 oYloiNc A, M.. and stays there till? P. M. lie then goes homo and writes nil night, and lakes a nap from daylight till 10 o'clock In, tho morning, when ho rises, break? fasts, ami goes to the Convention." Behind the Times. ,"lu Russia It Is illegal for a person ro marry more than five times," said tho man who knows things. "That Just shows how im progressiv? tho Russians are," declared the man from St,' ?.ouls.--Houston Clirouicle. Likely'to Be Expensive, "Well, Lent Is approaching. I suppose you'll bo Into the usual sackcloth and ashes?" "I'll go into sackcloth all right ertough, but with coal going up In price I don't know that 1 cati afford real anthracite ashes."?Philadelphia Bulletin. Can Cancer Be Cured? It Can. Without the use o? tho knife or X-I*Uy wo euro Cancers, Tumors and Chronlo 801011, charging notliliiK for examin?t Ion. One patienta uro our beat friends. Comh and soo tho cancers wo havo removed and cured from oitiv now happy patients, and aro dally curing, Tliey aro wonder? ful, if thou you are not luitlsned. \vu will pay all your expenses. KELLAM HOSPITAL, 16.15 ..West Main Street, Richmond, Va.