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VOL. XXI. O. 92.
1 Blooay Day in the Russian CaplUl-The Emperor
Mangled by the Explosion or a Bomb
A Crime That Shocked
All Europt.
the Emperor of Russia had been assassinated was
quietly circulated in official circles, but for some
time it was impossible to find any person who had
nv inowledce of the particulars of the tragic
e?ent. During the afternoon a representative of
The Rm nut as called at the residence of Air.
Michel Bartholemei, the Russian Minister, and
learned that the embassy had been officially ap
prised of ih" anamination.
The only particulars conveyed by the brief cablo
dispatch received by M. Bartholemei are sub
stantially follows:
The Emperor attended mass yesterday morning,
as was his habit, and after the services were over he
entered his- carriage and proceeded to the usual Sun
dayreriewotthetroops. Rcturniugfrom thereview
the imptrinl oarriaec had nearly reached the pal
ace gate!-.-. hen the assassins seized -upon the op
portune tftorded by tho crowd and the neces
farily sfoiv movements of the vehicle. The first
bomb thrown fell squarely in tho carriage and ex
ploded with terrible force, but, wonderful to say,
without injuring the royal inmate. Everything
was, of course, thrown into the wildest con
fusion, and rhc Emperor sprang from the car
riage He hpd barely reached the pavement
when a -o-end bomb was thrown which exploded
directlj i his feet, terribly mangling his limbs
and tile lower part of his body. The horror
stricken attendants rallied and bore the insensible
bodyot then roal master within tire palace. It
was nearly an hour before life was extinct, but
dunmrtuat period the Emperor did not regain
con-K'ii'Siw. The assassination occurred about
half-paM thste p. m., St Petersburg time. M.Bar
tholennc swted tliat the first intimation ol the as
Huinatiu:was received by him from Secretary
Blaine, who had been officially advised by the
American Minister of the occurrence. Ho attrib
utes the delay in bis telegrams to the demoraliza
tion incident to the assassination.
The following telegrams were received hero yes
lenlavafkiiioon: ' St. Petersburg, March 13.
'Tolttoiat- '(tnry, Washington,!). C:
" Emperor w ounded in carriage to-day by bomb,
lujurj noi u known. FOSTElt."
"St. Petersburg, March ID.
' To B'a.i.i. c'.e'ai, Washington. D. C:
"Emitre; dead. ,.
A third dispatch announcing the death of the
Empcroi of Russia was received by Secretary
Blaine &t ix o'clock last evening, as follows :
"Berijn, March 13.
" To WW, ttuitoiy of Side, Washington:
"Emnoor of Russia assassinated this afternoon.
"WHITE, Minister."
Upon receipt of the second dispatch from Minis
ter Foster, com eying the intelligence that the
Emperor wa- dead, Secretary Blaine gabled the
"Foita, A--it.tcaii Minister, SI. Petersburg:
" Express to Minister of Foroigu Affairs tho sen
timent of sorrow with which the President and
the p'-oplecftha United States have heard of the
terrible crime of which the Emperor has been the
victim, and their profound sympathy with the
Imperial family and the Russian people in their
great affliction. BLAINE, Secretary."
Tho promptness with which President Garfield
andSecrntry Blaine acted in the matter of send
ing an official dispatch of condolonce is owing to
the fact that the Czar was the very first of foreign
potentates to express sentiments of regret when
President Lincoln was so brutally assassinated.
rurlicnlars or the Crime.
By AisOftt,ltd P.-ct.
Lo.vdo.v. 3fatch 13. A dispatch from"
St. Petersburg to Renter's Telegram Companysays:
"As the Emperor was returning from a parade iu
the Michel Manege, about two o'clock Sunday
afternoon, a bomb was thrown, which exploded
uuder ti.e Czar's carriage, which was considerably
damaged. The Czar alighted unhurt, but a second
borabexpudidat Ills feet, shattering both legs
bolow the knee and inflicting other terrible Inju
ries. ThcOarwas immediately conveyed, in an
uncurwlou Mate, to the Winter Palace, where he
died at 4 '' o'clock this afternoon. Two persons
were Cur.rt'rued in tbo crime, one of whom was
S2l7ed Immediately. The explosion also killed an
oSlccr and two Costacks. Many policemen and
other pencil were injured.
St. Pni.s..Ei ro, March 13. The QJtcicl Messen
ger lflaK's the following announcement: "God's
will ha been done. At S.-25 o'clock this (Sunday) af
ternoon ihe Almighty called the Emperor to Him
self. A few minutes before his death the Emperor
received the-acramtnt."
Loxdwn, March IS. Renter's St. Petersburg cor
i3pond?iitHyE: "The Iinporial carriage was at
tacked on ti. Ekftterinofiky Canal, opposite the
Iuierial stable, while the Emperor was retuin
m; ulli the Grand Duke Michael from the
Miihae!'l,a5."ce in a closed carriage, escorted
by eight ossaeki. The first bomb fell
near the carriage, destroying the back
pa.t ofit The Czar and his brother alighted un
iajmed The s.ta'sln, on being seized by a colo
! of police, drew a revolver, but was prevented
tn-w. fiiln? It. The second bomb was then thrown
I y another person, end fell closo to the Czar's feet,
n explo-Ien shattering both his legs. The Czar
fell, crying lor help. Colonel Dorjibky, though
lilw-eUiauch injured, raised the Emperor, who
wa contf jed to the Winter Palaco in Colonel Dor
jibky's sleigh. Large crowds assembled before
the palace, bat ere kept back by a troop of Cos
sacks, 'i i.e Imperial family wore all assembled at
thcde?h-led 'ihe council of state was imme
dutelj cvmer.ed. All places of public report are
tiik rroi n i xcitsd the soldier? Ftrr.iors.
n.-nfs March H. Tlic Standard's St. Petere.
'u v forrr-pondent telegiaphs that the Czar's right
lejva-neailj torn from his body, and his left leg
w.t badly fluttered. A Cossack and a passer-by
"'-n- killed on the .-pot. The Grand Duke Michael
w t n oui.led. An officer of the escort and a Cos
sack haw sii.ee died. The Czar lingered an hour
and a half. All eftbrU to rally him Jailed. Tlie
ol ord he utte-rcd nfier being struck was the
Haw of the Czarewiteh. The latter, onlca ing the
pA'ce after the death of the Czar, w.-n hailed as
tm:n.ror by the eiowd. H was surrounded, con
trary to his cnetom, by a strong mounled" escort.
Tlie people are intensely excited and indignant.
Ihesoldlerj, ho greatly loved the Czar, are furi-oa-
Alio: ihe oftlciala hastened to the palace to
It iuirc as to the condition of the Czar. Tele
Kraic announcing the death were sent to all the
Tjreign courts And to every part of tho Empire.
Itfcsta'cdthat the bombs Tere made of thick
K2a- filled with nitroglycerine. The assassins stood
on opposite fides of the road. The carriage was
mouug last, and the fir:t shell struck the ground
'timid it, and the back of the carriage was blown
out. Th. oa hmau implored the Czar to enter tho
ca -ine ifin, but he moved n few paces from the
earr jgC to see to the w ounded of his escort. The
s"n ivho threw the first bomb tried to point
a ro-.olver at tho Czar, but thepiatol as struck
f"jm iI- l,:,ra. The Czar seemed to recoer con
si ioiMif in iUrc lils death, as he motioned away
tin. a-cj ,r- who iMied to amputate hN legs. The
ttj'i'wiubjiiuK.areumi diove to their palace
aftu tbt dt.t:h, amid the sympathizing crie?of the
I'Miple A ouit.any of guards surrounded the
rn H.J., ra,j nut1Ccsor Edinburgh and the
f-.-rf-i'l ln.t A!ei-, hae left London for SL
Ioto. Mnrch 31. The -Vtir' ?i. Petersburg
e .Te-p ,: .J- aj; "When Colonel Dorjibky
a"k'-l the i.r-i a.-as.-in his name he replied, Rou
wluti :( uni jje jICt nt the winter Palace
o Mm.iUi, Aficn!ard the new Kmperor will rc-i-i
.. thy horcage of the officers of state."
iitsu.N Mauh 13. The news of the death of
let.-ar .-.asfL.'.rful shock to the Emperor Wil
Lain. Lovuor. March ll.-Thc Time has the following"
' vn -'.. rtt.-robarg: " The doctor's bulletin, pub
ji'hcd at thice oVloek In the afternoon, stated
J" at !"j:h le?v,cre broken below the knee, the
ivre-r K'rtoithe body severely injured, and the
left ee torn fiom its socket. Tlie Grand Duke
Jlichael .as not hurt.
The a-ijiins were di-guLsed as peasant. One
M'Ort Uixn ilu; one of them ivas so roughly hnu
iiieu thai !.c has iUCe died. All of the army ofii
cershae wn ordered to remain in their bar
raeks. 'j he Council of the Empire under the
Ke'ideaey of u,e Czarewiteh was still silting at
pium-jln a icaiiifeao w ill be published on Mon-
.Sketch of Hii Cnroer Th House or Bo-
A disfjatch yesterday afternoon brought
the information .that Alexander II., Czar-of the
Bussias,had at last fallen by the hand of the
Thus has passed away, in storm and violence of
Dioodshed, dying by the hand of an assassin, the
life of a Prince which, upon his accession to pourcr,
began amid the kindest and brightest influences,
beloved of his subjects, a promise of uninterrupted
progress through peace and love to the happy
close of a quiet and natural death-bed. History
records few parallels to tho life of this unhappy,
unfortunate monarch. Coming to an empire whose
people regarded his person as sacred, in being tho
temporal vicegerent of their God, and bending
all the energies of a mighty nature to the ameliora
tion of that people's condition, and uplifting them
to greater happiness, wider freedom, and broader
prosperity than they had over known, he quits it
by the hand of an assassin, and after years of such
harrassing persecution as must have made life &
a wearisome burden and death itself a grateful
He was tho eldest son of Nicholas, and was born
April 29,1818, in the reign of his uncle Alexander
I., to whom in character and career he bore a very
strong resemblance. As a boy and young man he
preferred the softer influences of intellectual cul
ture and taste to the stern regimen of military dis
cipline forced on him by his father. This predi
lection for civil, rather than military, life was op
posed to all the traditions of the Russian court.
Gloomy forebodings prevailed respecting the pros
pects of the Crown Prince, whose succession It was
feared might possibly be defeated by the old Rus
sia'or Muscovite party.
On tho death of Nlcholas.-however, Alexander
was Immediately and' without opposition pro
claimed Emperor of Russia. When tho Crimean
war closed he reduced the army to the lowest
limits compatible with the dignity and safety of
the empire, and made vigorous efforts to place the
national finances on a firmer basis and to promote
commercial prosperity. Thegreatcst act performed
by Alexander for his people and for humanity
was his emancipation of twenty-three millions of
his subjects from the bondage of serfdom, and tho
publishing of the ukase liberating all serfs under
certain conditions, March 3, 1861. Ho liberated
the Polish serfs in February, 1861. For these acts,
if for no other, Alexander IL will appear in history
as the greatest of Russians. He trod in precisely
the same path, up to a certain limit, as his uncle,
Alexander I., and then, again like that uncle,
went backward. Kindly disposed, enlightened
and humane, he had not the strength of character,
like his father, for examaple, to rule his warlike
nation with happiness and peace to himself.
Alexander made great efforts to further the in
terests ol education, both primary and advanced.
The most notable of his reforms, however, was the
inauguration of elective representative assemblies
in the provinces, the first of which met in 1865, and
which, it was anticipated, would pave the way for
the Introduction of a national representave as
sembly. In March, 1867, he sold Russian-America to the
United States for 1,400,000.
He married, April 23,1841, Marie Alexandrovna,
daughter of the Grand Duke of Hesse-Darmstadt,
by whom he had a large family.
On her death, in 1S80, he married the Countess
Dolgouroff, by whom he had previously had sev
eral children, all of whom had been legitimatized.
The Czarewiteh, who succeeds to tho throne, was
born March 10, 1845, and married, November 9,
1SC6, the Princess Marie Sophia Frederique Dag
mar, of Denmark. Alexander II.'s life for the past
few years has-been threatened with assassination
in every possible way that human ingenuity,
stimulated by hate, was able to devise. The first
attempt was April 16, 1856, when ho was entering
his carriage at St. Petersburg. Tho second was at
Paris, Juno 6, 1SC7, by Berezowski, a Polo, who
fired into the carriage in which the Czar was
seated with his two sons and the Emparor Napo
leon. For the past few years attempts at assas
sination have been so many it is impossible to
enumerate them hero.
Soiuetlilnsr About, the Successor to tke
Banian Throne.
The Czarewiteh is hardly so tall as his
father was in his best days, but h must be nearly,
if not quite, six feot in height, and is remarkably
deep-chested and broad-shouldered, with all the
appearance of great strength. His light-gray eyes
resemble those of his mother's relations at Hesse
Darmstadt more than his father, who has
the dark-blue eyes (such as the French call blue
black), which are to ba seen in the pictures of
Alexander I., Paul, Peter the Great, and several
other members of the house of Romanoff. In
figure and general stylo he is also like his uncle,
the late Grand Duke of Hesse-Darmstadt. The
shape of his head, which is abovo tho average
size as with most of his family is rather pecu
liar; one of those only fitted by a large hat,
which when worn appears out of proportion to
the comparatively small face below. A phrenolo
gist would say it was a shape betoking great
energy and strength of will, with a talent for
mathematics. His forehead is high; but the
organs of veneration, firmness, and self-esteem
arc most largely developed. This form of head
may have been produced, according to the
Darwinian theory, by several generations
of despotic power, as Alexander II. has
more of it than is generally seen, though
not as much as his son. A small mouth,
with extremely good teeth, which he only
show when ho loughs, ia tho Czarewitch's
best feature ; his hair is auburn, and his com
plexion very fair. In St. Petersburg he usually
appears mo3t correctly attired in uniform; but
when enjoying a holiday among his wife s rela
tions he may be seen ia a very loose washed
suit of shepherd's plaid, black tie, a white
hat, and with neither gloves, ring nor watch. That
he has been no carpet-soldier is evident from the
marks of frost-biles on tho third and fourth fingers
of his left hand, and a sllcht scar on his temple,
where a bullet grazed his head in one of tho bat
tles In tho Turkish war.
The Czarewiteh is very popular in Copenhagen,
where he and the Princess Dagmay, as she is
still fondly called by the Danes, walk about the
town together pn the most unceremonious man
ner, and are always ready to take their part
in any popular entertainment during the long
vh-its which they periodically pay at her
father's court. It also speaks well for him that
he is supposed to require no extra amusement
there, but to bo perfectly happy, leading a
simple lifo w ith his wifo and children, roaming
about in the park and spending quiet evenings
in the castle. In the summer of 1876 the whole
Danish royal family, including the King and
Queen of Greece, were entertained for six weeks
at his palaces In St. Petersburg and Czarco
Sclo. The Prince's study in the Anitchkov Palace
Is a small room, fitted up with maps and globes
and well-filled book-cases, in which historical
works in all languages predominate. That he Is
a reader is shown by the pile of news
papers which he collects at the different
stations when on a railway journey to peruse
on tho road, and he has taken personal interest
In the publication of the State correspondence of
Ru3la. Some years ago he wrote himself to the
heirs of La Harpe, who was tutor to the Emperor
Alexander I., to af-k for the loan of any letters
from his great-uncle to La Harpe, which might
happen to be still In their hands.
Tlie Effect In Europe.
Cologne, 3Iareh 13. Tho Gazelle's St.
Petersburg dhpatch says: "The two assassins of the
Czar were immediately arrested. The glasses of the
gaslampsinthe Michael Garden, beside the canal,
were broken in pieces by the concussion of the ex
plosion A cordon of guards was drawn around
the scene of the murder. The streets are densely
thronged with excited crowds. The ntmo,t sym
pathv for the Imperial family is everywhere ex
pressed. The bells or the principal churches are
RoMK,March 13. In consequence of the death of
the Czar Premier Cairoli has postponed his recep
tion until Monday.
Vienna, March IS. The Emperor Francis Joseph
received the first news of the Czar's murder which
reached Vienna. He immediately sent messages
of condolence to the Czarewiteh and the Imperial
Xntlonnl Bnntc-Xofe Receipt.
The following ia a statement of the re
ceipts of national bank notes for redemption for
the week ended March 12, 1S31, as campared with
the receipts for tho corresponding period of 18S0 :
1SS0. ISM.
New York
Boston -
Other places
.$193,000 S3S8.000
.. 357,000
.. 663,000
. 214,000
Received Saturday
Visit of Bonanza Maekey and Florence, the Come
dian Hacker's Liberality to the Lazzaronl
Former Grandeur and PresenKDe-
cay of the Italian City.
Florence, Italy, Feb. 26, 18S1. The
long, cruel winter is at an end, the sky takes the
blue of Heaven, the air a perfume of violets which
Lorenzo di Medlct said was the sigh of disconso
late lovers, and already.thebirds are twittering in
the trees, anxiously searching for a location for
the new nest-home, and the grass aud'herbs wear
ing their spring verdure after stagnation, life .has
again commenced. Mother earth is always the
potent friend. She smiles in tho dark hour.
St. Valentine's day I heard a gallant merlo
whistling for his. mate, and way back from the
live-oak woods of the Cascine came the answer:
I come, my love, I come! I have waited through
snow and frost for thee, always fearing, never
doubting; together we commence the Joys and sor
rows o'f life; way off in the-purple twilight we'll
fly together; our nuptial couch shall be in the
great branch of a tree, that the glowing sunset
has warmed, and the sweet spring wind shall rock
U3 to sleep, to happy dreams, to happlor waking.
as yet, savo and except by the poor people who live
down back alleys and in crowded and narrow
streets, in old houses that seem to sway and totter.
Ever faithful to the tradition of medlrevalroyster
ing, they are making effort to be gay in gaudy
muslins and grotesque mask. There is no real sign
of fun.-making; but these poor wretches laugh
uproariously at the coarse jests of the clown and
pantaloon, who take no heed of time or company
when they determine to say a malicious thing.
Street musicians, in tights and .buskins, .sing mel
ancholy words to lively airs, reminding one some
what of the modern church music, and the blind
and crippled increase mysteriously in numbers, as
unaccountable as a rain of frogs. Florentines are
supposed to be more generous at this time, and it
is an Italian belief that every stranger is loaded
down with gold, particularly if he be Russian of
American, and will be ready to shower it upon
thoso who ask alms. A day or two since two most
took their departure, after a pleasant and most
profitable visit profitable at least to these needy
Floriutines. They are so entirely representative
of American progress, prosperity, and possibility
that I hope I may bo excused for indulgence in
personality. John W. Mackey, the bonanza king,
and W. J. Florence, king of comedians, friends
loyal and true, and with a pack of bount camara
derie that speaks well forthem both, fn their con
tinental travels what laughs they must have had
at the flunkeys who offered incense to this modern
Monte Christo, who bears the magic wand of un
told riches. One unending source of amusement
was the vast number of letters each day's mall
brought, generally accompanied by a photograph
of tho writer as villainous a lot of adventureraas
ever the sun shone upon. Placed in a row, they
formed a kind of rogue's gallery, but, -be
sure, alwas begging, begging; generally
impossible projects, sometimes the demand
that Robin Hood might have made
upon an unprotected stranger traveling over
a lonely moor upon a dark night; a photograph of
dumpy little twins, suggesting that, as they were
orphans, they should immediately bo adopted.
Most of the begging letters como from Germany
(O, Bismarck, what did you do with all the French
money?), and are addressed to the richest man in
the world. It is ncodless to say that a bonfire is
always made of these impertinent appeals; but
many a poor man and woman is the better off for
John Mackey's little holiday. The destitute were
often found and relieved of their pressing want in
such a mysterious way that it seemed a super
natural Intervention; starviug little children were
remembered, and the afflicted felt that God had
not forgotten them. As these two good friends!
come into a town a certain sum was set aside fo?
the unfortunate, and oftenest it was Mr. Florence
who gravely performed tho office of almoner. The
Lord must have a special reward for this uoble
One day at a depot, idly wailing for a train,
their attention was attracted Jo a very poor man,
who seemed footsore and weary. Questioned, his
story was easily and simply told the old ono of
poverty and the bitter struggle for daily bread. He
lived far away, up in a mountain fastness, where
nothing could be earned, so he spent tho lohsi hot
summer down in the valley, and felt well repaid
if he could carry home twenty francs in the fall
for the support of the helpless family. Mr. Flor
ence immediately bought food, determined the
men should know what a good dinner meant. Just
before, Mr. Mackey quietly put in the man's bag a
big double handful of napoleans. As the bright,
shining coins clicked and rattled, an incredulous
look crept into the face of the workman; eo,
taking tliem out, he put them between
his strong peasant teeth, trying their qual
ity, and trying them in other ways. The
truth dawned upon him that it was no cruel hoax,
but real gold, that meant comfort and plenty for
those he loved. Just then the train moved off, and
no one would have thought that the silent man
in the corner had written his name in Heaven
that day; but I vow' there was something like
tears in the eyes of his friend, who has made half
the world laugh. " Ah," ho said, " it was the only
time I ever envied him." Those who know Mrs.
Mackey say sho is also as generous, and, too, as
unostentatious in her charities. Amiable and un
assuming, she is not spoiled by tho good things
Pandora has emptied into her lap that show3 she
is made of fine clay, and that the potter has
moulded her well for this unprecedented fortune.
Mr. Mackey Is tall, with the exact air of a mili
tary man, being quick of movement, prompt of
speech, and a face that shows wonderful concen
tration; a man who, if he stormed a fort, would
take it or die in the attempt; the kind of man who
would not think of self when others were in dan
ger, but would be the most likely person in the
world to rush into a burning house and rescue the
imporilcd; and yet not impulslvo the steady gray
eyes deny that, even if his Scotch -Irish parentage
did not predict a catiiion more than mere pru
dence; he hasthedecldedappearanceof lonegvity,
so that we drink to him Rip Van Winkle's toast,
with the kind of certainty that it -Hill be fulfilled.
Loving music extremely, he says he would give
all his fortune to be a fine tenor. Neither is there
any one so ready for a joke, or so quick to see the
ridiculous side of asituation; agood friend and an
open foe ; a man you would like extremely if he
was poor and rejoice greatly to find him rich ; a
man with a heart for any fate.
Who shall depict Mr. Florence, the best beloved
of his friends, the idol of the public ; the man who
brings laughter to care-worn men, who knows the
gamut of humor, who can make you laugh to tears
or turn your teare to happy laughter; who finds
so much In life for his rich nature to illustrate,so
versatile that all the good Irish fairies must have
come to his christening, and each touched him
with a wand that insured talent in every art. His
stories are so clever that you wonder where he
found time in his busy life for Mich dreaming.
The subtl8 fancies that pervade them must only
come from the suggestions that a splendid im
agination produces. With a memory as retentive
as Macaulaj's, what may he not accomplish still
in his prime and yet a young man. A new play is
to be produced partly his ow n composition next
summer. Mrs. Florence, an actress of sterling
merit, is to have a prominent part, weir suited to
he particular genre. Ever the conscientious stu
dent, she is already preparing for it. If it were not
rank treason I could tell you enough of it now to
make you point to all your eccentric acquaintances
and believe their peculiarities had been scrupu
lously photographed. By noxt winter you'll be
quoting the jokes and passing them off as your
One autumn day that came in February, these
two distinguished strangers, with some friends,
drove slowly up the steep way that led to Frisole,
the. road winding in and out past olive orchards
and close to trim villas, blind beggars and halting
cripples following iu a motley crowd. Down in
the plaiti sat the city, all spires and glistening
domes; the distant hills looked pensive in their
purple hue, and a hazy mist covered the horizon
line. It was a time to forget ugly worries aud
gnawing anxieties, and to recall only Etruscan
history, and people again the ruined Roman am
phitheatre, to see the paladc that once stood be
hind it filled with gentry on a gala day, applaud
ing to the echo the actor's declamation, or join the
people in their shouts of laughter at the witty
sallies of some born jester. There was placed the
orchestra, and there the stage; there the
entrances and exits; thousands of people sitting
on the stone seats ; above, the blue sky ; back and
beyond, the eternal hills; outside tl slaves tro
phies of cruel wars, worked, carefully placing
stone upon stone, to build the massive wall, half
Roman and half Etruscan; life just the same;
the proud duke in the palace,, believing his
greatness eternal; the actor his fame eternal; the
beauty on the balcony, looking irltp the eye3 of the
man she ioved, aud believing hblove. eternal all
gtme ; not even a ghost to sigh fojjthe forgotten;
only a dull, mpdeni Italian telling to these new
barbarians from the other side Ofjthe world what
the relics in the museum toldi?iuch better the
story of a people, civilized, artistlf, fond of con
quest, vain of glory ; all gono, and only broken
fragments of their handiwork leftrf for us to copy
and pronounce original our otfn ; near by the
Villa of Cosimo, the elder, where ihe traitor Cati
line hid his vast treasure befbro'he commenced
his conspiracy. T
Everything In Florence reminds you of the
Medici, because the town is filled with the art
.treasures they collected. Commerce and the manu
factories all died out for want of'capital, ftr laclc
of patronage; yet the treasure, the real -valuables,
remain. Poor in finance the toirn certainly is,
and but for the art collections her children must
desert or starve. A substantial revenue comes
from travelers alone, who journeytbithor tolcarn
new and solemn truths of the beiuty that art de
picts; to try and discover the glory of color the
old masters knew ; to learn here tha creations man
is capable of; to be taught by tho .silent stones of
Michael Angelo-, to see upon Raphael's canvas
maternal devotion, depicted in story no -words
can tell; to find a curious strength even in the
rude pictures of martyred saints ; to find Imprisoned
rainbows in old glass; to seo the innocence of
childhood in each canvas that.jWkra a cherub;
to see Ghlbcrti's bible pictures lixgrohzer to find
the ideal Christus of the masters bearing pity and
charity, for all ; to go into the great churches and
never find -them empty ; to feel (ho jreat human
sympathy that.prcvadcs all that speaks to the
lonely heart of something beyond aud above sordid
cares and mean envy. Truly, a. thousand times
said, life is short, but art is long., ' Kf R. K.
Appointment Clerk A'onli ,3Iaitc an Ex
The following statement 6f the history
of the recent temporary appointments uuder act
of March 3, 1881, has been furnished by Major
Noah, who was appointment clerlTunder Secretary
Ramsey. He has been relieved at his own request,
and ordered to report for duty to the Department
Quartermaster in this city, being a quartermaster's
agent. The statement, which has the approval of
the late Secretary of War, is as follows :
" Pending the passage of the bill Secretary Ram
sey was besieged by legions of place-hunters, and
importuned by many Congressmen on behalf of
friends and constituents whose appointment in the
War Office wasdesired prior to their exodus and be
fore the close of President Hayes administration.
During the past year, being a political year, many
quasi promises of consideration for vacan
cies had bden made by -Secretary Ramsey
to various Senators and Congressmen which
could not be fulfilled at an earlier moment. The
Secretary directed Major Noahthe appointment
clerk, to make up a list of the most pressing cases,
taking into consideration as far -at was possible an
equal distribution among the several States, with
out proscription, and giving preference to ex-soldiers
and sailors. This list was made up and
placed in Secretary Ramsey's hands on the 2d of
March, and the Secretary called upon President
Hayes and President-elect Garfield, and asked in
structions as to whether he should direct any of
these appointments, orleayc them for his successor.
President Hayes gave his assent to mak
ing these appointments, and also President-elect
Garfield, the latter requesting that a
few places might bo kept open for him. These
clerkships are but temporary, and were to be con
tinued in force, only " until otherwise ordered,"
which meant that they would ejepire at the end of
the fiscal year, June 30, 1881, the appropriation
being immediately available would then be ex
hausted. The commissions all read "to continue
in force until otherwise ordered," leaving the ap
pointments open for action of Secretary Lincoln,
as he might desire.
" Secretary Ramsey directed tto appointment of
as many on thelist as was possible to be apportioned
among the States as nearly as might be, but keep
ing places open as requested by President Garfield.
The order was sitrned bv him oiiHareh 3. 168L The
-fllstnvas sut33etiu"enlly -cjiangerTIalwa orTCiepttr-
ticulars, to provido for other pressing cases, and
two appointments were made for President Hayes,
and one upon the order of President Garfield.
Thcso appointmonts were all signed by 'Chief
Clerk Crosby, under specific instructions from
Secretary Ramsey the appointments in the War
Department, perhaps, illegally, but by long estab
lished custom being signed by the chief clerk, in
lieu of ns in other Departments by the Secretary.
All the appointees were sworn in office by Chief
Clerk Crosby, as a notary public.
" When Secretary Lincoln arrived the facts were
laid before him by Secretary Ramsey, who fur
nished his successor with a lit of the appoint
ments and the history of each case, as shown by
the papers, and Secretary Lincoln expressed his
satisfaction with the course pursued. The ap
pointment clerk. Major Noah, made up the list as
directed by the Secretary, and only performed his
official duty, no more, no less. When this list was
in preparation the rooms of the appointment
clerk were packed with eager seekers for place,
begging and imploring to be given some work,
each one narrating his talo of distress and the suf
ferings of his family. Congressmen pressed their
special cases upon the Sccrctarj's attention, and
the situation was painful in the extreme. Of
course many had to he disappointed, and this may
account in part for the incorrect statements pub
lished. ' The total number of clerks allowed the Adjutant-General's
office was twenty-five, of which
fourteen have been appointed, also one messenger,
who was appointed at tho request of the Adjutant
General himself.
"Thetotal number of clerks allowed the Surgeon-
General's office is forty, of which thirty-one have
been appointed, also one messenger, one watch
man, and two laborers. These temporary employ
ments are graded at 51,000, 590J, and S780, under
act of 1S73, section S. volume 19 United States Stat
utes, page 169. There were no general service clerks
appointed, and the list was selected from over
2,500 applicants, a very largo proportion being
cases of charity, and cominy down to the present
time from the era of Secretary Ramsey's first ap
pointment in the Cabinet. No one was appointed,
save in one or two casoi, who was not in very
needy circumstances and some w ere absolutely iu
a starving condition."
Opposed to Parndinsr.
Xkw York, 3Iarch 13. Ilev. Father
Toffee, of St. Patricks Church, Brooklyn, an
nounced to-day that there would be raasand
services in the church on St. Patrick's Day. He
thought it would bo more fitting that they should
coma to the house of God than pursue the ques
tionable course of having public parades in New
"York and Brooklyn. Theso parades, ho said, were
meaningless, ob-tructcd busine-, and w ere out of
place at the present time, when there are so mauy
noble men struggling for the cause in their un
happy country.
Four inches of snow fell iu Poughkeep
sic Saturday night, and last night there was a rain
There were two deaths from small-pox
at the New York Hospital yesterday, and iree
new cases were sent there.
The Derby Line and Stanslead Engine
House, at Derby Line. Vt., was burned yesterday
morning, at a loss of $15,000.
Saturday evening the score in the
match between Dr. Carver and Mr. Scctt, at the
Westminster Aquarium, l.ondon, stood: Carver,
3,865; Scott, 5,357.
The largest jiaper mill of Sileston &
HolHngiworfh, at Hyde Park, near Boston, was
burned early yeiterday morning. Loss, 575,000;
insurance, i3,000.
Samuel Makgeret, of Napoleon, Ohio,
and his son and daughter were poisoned yesterday
bv eating wild parsnips. The -on died, and the
others were saved with great difficulty.
Carl Otto "Wolf and George Ballue, two
of the seriously, injured by the late boiler explo
sion at Buffalo, died yesterday, making eight vic
tims thus far. The others, It is thought, will re
cover. The African Steamship Company's
steamer Berriu foundered Saturday morning twen-tv-fivc
miles southeast of Start Poiut, after a colli
sion with the steamer Duke or Buccleuch. No
loss of life.
A freight train ran into a yard train
on the Pan-Handle bridge, South Pittsburg, yes
terday morning, throwing a part of the yard train
off into the street, killing tho conductor, Charles
Carney, and seriously injuring two brakemen.
A. Gr. Smith, receiver of materials for
the Government Works at the Muscla Shoals canal,
Memphis, was robbed of Sj.'-JOO by highwaymen,
on Friday, while proceeding from the' bank at
Florence, where he drew the money, to the chief
camp on the canaL
The First "Drawing; Room' at the Whit Honse
Large Number of Distinguished Callers Xo
table Toilets Described by The Be- '
publican'" Society Reporter.
The reception by Mrs. Garfield on Sat
urday from-four to six o'clock was very fully at
tended and waspleasant. The Blue Parlor never
looked more tasteful in its floral decorations, the
central bouquet being particularly beautiful, and
the balls were handsomely t draped with flags.
Jho conservatory was open, as usual, to promenad
ers, and was 'a relief from the warm, gas-lighted
parlors. Mrs. Garfield was assisted by Mrs. Blaine,
Mrs. Hunt, Mrs. Kirkwood, Mrs. Sheldon", and Miss
Hason, and soon after the reception began tho
President Joined the party and remained till its
close. Colonel Casey Introduced callers to the
President, and he to Mrs. Garfield. Mrs. Blaine
gracefully gayc introductions to Mrs. Hunt, tho
lady upon her right. Airs Sheldon, with much
tact, mentioned' her own name and that of her
friend, Miss Mason. Mrs. Garfield wore a recep
tion dress of Lyons velvet of a rich shade of gar
net, with jabo t of handsome lace. Her dress was
exceedingly becoming, and her manner was
quetly self-possessed, leaving a fayorabla imprcs
oloxvupon.3trangers. Mrs. Blaine, who wore a cinnamon-brown silk,
combined with" old-gold satin, was a cynosura.of
Interest. Her stately figure and commanding pres
ence, while peculiarly herown, recalled something
of the power and magnetism of Tier predecessor,
Mrs. Fish. Mrs. Hunt wore a rich toilet of black
silk, combined with velvet and Jet, witb a profu
sion of soft, handsome lace at her throat. She is a
lady of fascinating and winsome presence, and
thoroughly versed in society. Mrs. Kirkwood,
who also wore a rich black silk, brings back with
her reappearance in social official life a recollec
tion of the days of her husband's first senatorial
term, in 1865, when sho mingled with considerable
freedom and marked popularity in the social cir
cles of the Capital. She has a pleasing, maternal
face, framed in soft gray hair. Mrs. Sheldon wore
a rich dark-blue velvet, and Miss Mason, black
velvet, her dark hair relieved by a silver comb.
The mother of the President was present for a
short time in the early part of the reception, hand
somely attired in black, and seated on the central
divan. The many who pressed up to greet her
seemed scarcely considerate of her advanced age
in their eagerness for conversation. She had been
resting in bed all the morning, and retired from
the reception early.
The Blue Parlor in the rear of the recelvingparty
was less crowded than it sometimes is, but notice
able for the distinguished character of the linger
ers there. Lady Thornton and Mis3 Thornton,
Hon. George Bancroft, Hon. and Mrs. Levi P. Mor
ton, Mrs. Logan. Mrs. Cameron, of Wisconsin, who
received many congratulations on her husband's
re-election to the Senate; Mr. and Mrs. Horatio
Kiug, Mrs. John Sherman, Mrs. John B. Alley, Dr.
and Mrs. Rust, of Cincinnati ; Mrs. John M.Francis,
of Troy; Mrs. Bryan, wife of the late District Com
missioner, whose return to Washington is gratify
ing to a large circle of friends ; Mrs. McKinley,
Mrs. Mosely, daughter of Major Poo re, accompanied
by Miss Charlotte Mosely; Mrs. Bailey, Mrs. Paine,
Mrs. Bentley, wifo of tho Commissioner of Pen
sionsthese were a few observed among the many.
In the East Parlor, where many tarried, a con
stantly changing group were gathered around the
picture of Mrs.- Hayes. Mr. and Mrs. L. P. Morton,
who will be greatly missed here, held quite a little
levee among the friends who surrounded them to
congratulate them upon Mr. Morton's appointment
to the French mission.
The Literary Society was entertained Saturday
evening by Colonel and Mrs. Garrick Mallory. Mr.
Nicolay contributed the leading paper of theeven
Ing. A basket of flowers from theExecutivo Man
sion showed that the President and Mrs. Garfield
-did not forget their old affiliations.
Mrs. and Miss Gould, of Troy, the mother and
sister of Mrs. Nathan S. Lincoln, are still with her,
but will return this week. Mrs. Gould is the
widow of the eminent Judee"Georee Gould, ahisrh
ranthorltjrln thft'law, atS! terself aTTady orhtgtT
endowments. Miss Gould is very charming. Their
home is called the Oaklands, and is a beautiful
family villa in the suburbs of Troy. Judge Gould
"wholly superintended the education of his gifted
daughter, Mrs. Lincoln, which was conducted un
der his own roof and mainly from his own lips, a
daughter's rare privilege.
Death ofFranoli Dodce, Collector of tbo
Port of Oeorectown.
The death of Hon. Francis Dodge, the
Collector of the port of Georgetown, removes from
our midst another of our oldest and most re
spected citizens. The Dodge family is connected
with the earliest history of Georgetown, aud it
was the large importing business transacted by the
firm of F. & A. H. Dodge that was chiefly instru
mental in having a custom-house established in
that city. This firm did tho largest importing
business in this locality, and during its existence
paid to the Government as import duties over
1300,000. Mr. Dodge, for mauy years after the dis
solution of that firm, occupied a most im
portant desk in the Treasury Department,
from which he was taken to preside
over the custom-house upon the retirement of3Ir.
English. At that time there was some anxiety in
regard to the management of that office, and Mr.
Dodge was selected for tho position of collector on
account of his sterling integrity and his familiarity
with the business interests of Georgetown. He
speedily madehlmself thoroughly conversant with
all the details of his new office, and, as an illustra
tion of his careful and business-like management,
it may be stated that the revenues have greatly
increased, and the accounts with the Department
havo always been rendered promptly and cor
rectly. Mr. Dodge was one of six brothers, of whom four
are now living, viz., Mr. Robert P. Dodge, the
treasurer of the District ; Messrs. William, Allen,
and Charles Dodge, all of whom are highly re
spected citizens. One of his sisters married Major
Ben: PerleyPooro, the veteran journalist, and an
other Mr. Charles Lanman, widely known as the
author of Lanman's Dictionary of Congress.
The deceased had five children Mr. Henry H.
Dodge, tho w ell-known banker; a daughter, who
married Mr. J. J. Beall, of Georgetown; a
younjer son, and two younger daughters. Mr.
Dodge was a man of superior business qualifica
tions, strict integrity, and upright character. In
private life he was greatly beloved for his many
sterling qualities, and his loss will be deeply
mourned, not only by a large circle of personal
friend, but alaoby the community at large.
He Don't Want Anything.
Colonel George "W. Hooker, of Vermont ,
met a representative of The REPCar.ir vn last night.
andw.is.of course, interviewed. -Itwdidonethu3 :
"Colonel, is there any truth in the report that
you are hankering for the miiion to Portugal T'
" None," said the Colonel, modestly. " I worked
during the late campaign, as I always work, for
the good of the party, and with no view to advanc
ing my own private Interests."
" Theu, Colonel, you don't think yon would look
well as custodian of the bird of freedom on th
banks of the Tagus? "
" Oh, yes," said the Vermont man, who, as secre
tary, ably aided the National Republican Commit
tee in the last campaign; "I thinlc I could fill tho
place, and if I were ordered there would go."
" Do you anticipate such an order?"
"Well," said tlie Colonel, somewhat calmly,"!
must say I do not."
"Nor an order to London?"
"Nor St. Petersburg V
" No."
"Nor Rome?"'
" Nor Constantinople ?"
" You don't, then, expect to be ordered nowhere
by no President of no United States to represent no
countrv abroad, not If you know it, now or no
other time no how, do you?" asked our man,
dropping into the vernacular of the sunny South.
"No," said the suave Colonel, as a new cham
pagne cork climbed ceilingward. "No, sir; the
Republicans of the old Green Mountain State will
Ukc care of me w hen I ask for anything." And so
saying the Colonel pranced proudly away, and
probaoly prayed piously for ths perfect success of
the new" administration.
A Specimen Mar-Route Carrier.
Fort Assixiroikc, 51. T., March 12.
James Clarke, stago driver with the Benton
coach, arrived at the crossing or Marias River,
where the soldiers were drowned, and finding the
ferry gone strapped the mails on the horse, plunged
in and swam across the river through snow and
ice. It was a daring undertaking, and it is a mercy
Clarke was not drowned and the mails lost. This
is the third time Clarke has swam the river with
the mails this winter, and the stage company have
ordered him not do it again.
What I Kuovrn and Hot Known Abont
It. ChlcBr the latter.
To-day the question of the organization
of the Senate comes up in open session in that
body, and as a consequence It was the principal
topic of discussion In political circles yesterday,
and in fact ever since the adjournment on Friday
without definite action left it an open question.
The Democrats have virtually agreed to enter
into a compromise with 'ihe Republicans to the
extent of making pairs to tho number of vacan
cies that is, they will agree that as many Demo
crats will refrain from voting on the question
of organization as there are vacancies on the
Republican aide. They thus practically recede
from the position originally taken by thorn
that because they had a majority they should
go ahead and organize to suit themselves,
with the certainty that as soon as ths Re
publicans filled their vacancies the work would
have to be dons over again. This position they
have found untenable, and they have only re
peated the old story, which Is the substance of their
history in Congress during the past few years, of
determining on an impracticable course, and
making fools of themselves in attempting to follow
it out, only to have to confess themselves beaten in
the end. According to the present arrangement
Senator Mahone-is left the arbiter of the situation.
The Republicans are to hold a caucus this morn
ing and select a list of committees, llins in both
the majority aadmlnoxity representation the same
as the Democrats. This they will embody-in a-res-olution
and ofTw to tho Senate, aud then the ques
tion will come-up as between this resolution and.
the ono offered by the Democrats the other
day and now pending. 3hould Mahone vote
with the Republicans ctfey will have a tie,
and then President Arthur, exercising the right
of tho casting vote,will throw the balance of power
in their favor. , Should Mahone refrain from vot-.
ing, the Democrats will have a majority of one, as
Vice-President Arthur cannot vote except in case
of a tie, and their resolution will be adopted. The
understanding is, however, that whichever resolu
tion is adopted, the defeated side will be allowed
tho opportunity to recast- the minority representa
tion to suit themselves. Mahone is 3 yet an un
certain quantity, and not even the most intimate
of his friends knows just where he standi. There
are some who assert positively that he will vote
with the Republicans on all questions; others that
he will voto to secure the organization; still others
who say he will vote with the Republicans on cer
tain of the comraitteca, and with the Democrats on
others ; and not a few that he will refrain from
voting altogether.
Only to-day's voting can decide this question,
hence the ground there was for all sorts of specu
lation last night. There was a good deal of talk
lost night that, in the event of Mahone voting
with the Republicans, certain other Democratic
Senators of independent proclivities will go over
to the Republicans. Of these the two most gener
ally singled out are Senators Harris and Brown.
The latter is known to hold very Independent
views, and it is not known exactly where he
stands. It has also been noticed that Harri3 acted
with the Republicans on Friday in moving to go
into executive session, when the Democrats voted
to go on with the organization in open session, and
on this action, as well as certain utterances of his
which exhibit independent proclivities, Is hinged
the probability o&bis acting with the Republi
cans to-day. Last night all was uncertainty, and
not even the mit far-seeing of the leaders of
either party know just where they stand.
Appreciation of Hint bj- Louisiana
At a great Kepublican masa meeting
held last Monday in New Orleans, the following
resolutions were adopted :
The Republicans of Louisiana, In mass meeting
assembled; utter tho following declaration of
Eentlment on the inaugural address on assumption
of the Chief Magistracy of the Nation by General
James A. Garfield :
Sadtved, That we hall with unbounded enthu
siasm the accession of a wise and experienced
statesman to the supreme control of national af
fairs. Resolved, That we perceivo in his inaugural ad
dress ylews and sentiments which, when carried
into execution, will relieve the country of the peril
of sectional strifes-cement the bond of union anew
injustice, and lay deep tno foundation ftr runner
and future greatness.
Retohed further. That while the entire Cabinet of
the President is composed of gentlemen who, for
their civic virtues and eminent fitness for public
affairs, have our entire approval, we tender the
Presldentour special thank for the honor he has
conferred on Louisiana and the Republican parry
of this State In calling our distinguished and wor
thy fellow-citizen, Hon. William H. Hunt, to the
portfolio of the navy.
liesoiied. That Hon. William P. Kellogg has our
unqualified praise for his energy, foresight, and de
votion to the interests of his State and party.
Thefollowingresolutionswereafterward adopted
at a mass-meeting of colored Republicans in the
same city:
Wherea3 the colored citizens of Louisiana
awaited the results of the lato presidential election
in anxious apprehension less the success of the
Democratic party should have compelled them to
choose between quitting the homes of their choice
or of submitting to the degradation of a condition
Erobably little better than that from which they
ad emerged ; and
Whereas the election of a Republican President
by a majority so decisive as to command the ac
quiescence of all sections of our country, and of all
parties, gives U3 renewed assurance that the princi
ples of universal liberty, with the political and
legal equality of all men, havo been permanently
and forever established by the declared will of the
American people ; and
wnereas tne inaugural oanrcss oi iiis .excel
lency. President James A. Garfield, with the able
Republican Cabinet which he has called to his as
sistance, will, with tho support of a Republican
Congress, afford a complete guarantee that he will
fulfill his declared purpose to elevate our race to
the full rights of citizenship : Therefore.
Resolved, That the colored citizens of Louisiana,
in mass-meeting assembled, feel a renewed en
couragement to remain and continue their efforts
to improve their condition and to convince their
white fellow citizens that as their labor and serv
ices are Indispensable and their political influ
ence useful, so the eniovmentot their riahts can
not be detrimental, either to the welfare or honor
of the State.
Resolved. That in the appointment of the Hon.
William IL Hunt, of Louisiana, to a position in the
Cabinet of the President, we recognize a just ap
preciation of an honest and able man, and of a
Southern Republican who hai manifested a cour
ageous devotion to Republican principles, and an
especial fidelity to the rights c inferred upon us by
the Constitution and laws ol the Nation.
Resolved, That our thanks are due and are hereby
extended to our able and worthy renator from this
State, the Hon. William P. Kellogg, for the exer
tion of his Influence in scouring the above ap
pointment. The Old Fifflit Kenerv cd.
The fight for the position of district
attorney of the Southern District of New York is
Stting very warm. The principal candidates for
the place are Hon. Stewart L. Woodford, the pres
ent incumbent; Elliott F. Shepperd, who w.is
nominated for the position by ex-President nayes,
and whose- nomination, as ia well known, died
with the Forty-sixth Congress, and Robert Sewell.
Mr.Sowell Is a brother of Senator Sen ell, of New
.Terrey, and jits friends thtnk he i tliednrk horse
in the race. Attorney-Genera! MacVeagh is said
to fin'or the retention of Mr. Woodford.
Kentucky Claimant.
A very large Gght seems to have devel
oped between ex-Secretary Bristow and Justice
Harlan over the appointment of a United States
district attomov for Kentucky. Brlsfow backs
Colonel Feland, while Harlan favors Wilson, of
Death ofJudce Bowie.
Baltimore, March 13. Hon. Richard J.
Bowie, a judge of the Court of Appeals of this
State; died at hii home in Rock ille, Montgomery
County, yesterdav. In the seventy-third year of his
age. He had been on the bench of the Court of
Appeals since lbol, and previous thereto a member
of Congress and at one time the Whig candidate
for Governor.
Lieutenant George H. Wright, Seventh
Infautry, died nt Fort Stcvensou March 4.
The Yantic sailed from St. John's, X. F.,
Saturday for Norfolk, having oi. hoard the body of
Paymaster Baughman, V. S. N.
The "War Department ha3 received in
telligence of the death of Lieutenant George II.
Wright at Fort Stevenson, Dakota Territory,
March 4.
Lieutenant-Commander Edward S. Key
ser, executive officer of the receiving-ship Colo
rado, died at the Marino Hospital, at Brooklyn,
Enno F. "Wenckebach, D. C, whose
nomination as second-lieutenant in the Sixth In
fantry was unacted upon by tho late Senate, has
been renominated by President Garfield.
The Secretary of "War has assigned
First Lieutenant A. W. Greeley. Fifth Cavalry, to
command the sciontific expedition to be stationed
at or near Lady Franklin Bay.
The Secretary of the Navy, after con
ference with the bureau officers on Saturday, de
cided to purchase for 5100,000 the whaler May and
Helen, now at San Fraucisco, for the Jeannette
search voyage.
Novel Cmaoay at the SwedeiibonrUa Canrek
laitfatia; a Cosvert from Anotktr Faith A
Seaatlful Service, with Appropriate
Sarroaadlagt Ufa Seraoa.
A little north of the Capitol, on th
wide North Capitol street, adown whose broad
vista the eye takes in a magnificent panorama,4
from the lofty-white dome of the Legislative Hall
to the purple rimmed hills across the- Boundary,
stands a simple, quaint, inornate yet -plcturesqu
building, which sever fails to commend attentloa
Consecrated to ths worship of the Most High, It Is
also the monument of one of tho grandest intel
lects and purest souls that ever stamped the im
press of their grandeur end their purity on a plas
tic yet unimpressiblo world. It is tho New Jeru
salem Church of tho Swedenborgi&a faith ita.
presence an over growing triumph, of .the purj
spiritual over the hardened crystal of the
most material age that Aryan civilization
has ever known... Its simplicity arrest!
tha attention, its quaint picturesquenest
command -the admiration. Built ol Potomao
blae rock aa4'SaKa sandstone. tha grayish blew
of the one complements the dull, dead red of lh
other. Its square half towers and inornate root
give It an air of enduring strength and repose,
while the ivy clinging to its-front-lends a look of
hoary age that is in excellent keeping with its
massive, squatty solidity. It Is neither airy nor
grace folia outline, only heavy and'plcturesque.
Yet, to the imaginative at least, its appearanca
more forcibly presents tho pure radiant doctrines
of the great Swede's Interpretation of Christ's law
than the graceful and airy fabric ever chiseled by
sculptor out of marble. It materializes the naked
simplicity of an Idea too grand in its supernal chas
tity to be clothed In the meretricious though glow
ing ornaments of sensual reality.
In this church yesterday morning was per
formed a ceremony very simple and common in
itself, but, under the attendant circumstances, In
vested with a novelty and spirit of beauty that
rendered it of peculiar interest. It was the
baptism of a minister of the church into ths full
communion of its faith. It was the consecration
of a preacher t o the sacred offices of the priest
hood amid sol emn chants to the majesty of the
mysterious Jehovah, and in the presence of the
white-robed angels which their beautiful faith
teaches this congregation are ever present attendant
upon them in the grand and terrific conflict waged
by every soul with the diabolical forces of thepowea
of darkness and the air. Stripped of all rituallsrla
rite it was solemn, as became the sacred character
of the ceremony; simple, as befitted a faith that
looks beyond the portals of the material into the
awful Imajesty of the spiritual, and familiarly
contemplates the angel3 as brothers and
friends; serenely sweet, as accordant with theba
lief that eternal life and beauty are hidden front
mortal gaze by only tho thin veil of flesh, which
may be put aside, even in this state, by the pun
and tho loving. And to the numbers present wha
were unfamiliar with the litany of the church Its
novelty was as beautiful asit was impressive.
The interior of the church was very tastefully
arranged. Overhead beautiful garlands of ever
greens, still as vividly emerald as when the Christ
mas joy and gladness first drooped In their grace
ful festoons, were twined in drooping loops under
the Gothic arches of the roof and over the stained
glass windows, whose topaz, ultra-marine, and
purple-crimson borders let in the sunlight in pris
matic tints. Over the pulpit, in floral characters
of tho same evergreen, was affixed the motto,
"Glory to God In the Highest," which twined
around a star, in which were- inscribed tho letters,
' I. H. S." Underneath the star; in tho centra of ths
pulpit, was a bunch of ornamental grasses, tied
with a blue ribbon, and guarded oa either side by
tall vases, in which a calla Illy reared its alabaster
lamp ia the midst of Its broad green blade-like
censer. In front of each reading-desk wa3 a pyra
mid of greenery, out of whose head sprang up ths
slender-stemmed colla lilies from a bed of gor
geous scarlet poinsettias and gracefully bending
nialden-bair ferns. AndtolelddUiatbjeuvjr
and fragrance to tho scene, largo and exquisite
bouquets and baskets of cut flowers in the chancel
perfumed the air with delicate sweets.
The ceremonies commenced with a moment of
silent prayer, in which all heads were bowed.
Then a selection from the litany of the church was
read by tho pastor, Rev. Jabez Fox. commencing,
"Search me, oh, God, and know my heart; try me,
and know my thoughts, and see if there be any
wicked way In me, and lead me In the way ever
lasting." Then the pastor and the congregation
olternatelyjoined In, after which the choir chanted
very-bcautifully the forty-sixth selection of ihcSwc
denborgian service:
"Wherewith shall I come before Him, Jehovah,
And bow myself before Him."
Another prayer by the pastor, during which the
congregation knelt, at the close of which the Lord's
prayer was recited. Tne "Sanctus was next
chanted by the choir:
" Holy, holy, holy, the Jehovah of host?,
Allthe earth is full of His glory"
Then came the reading of the Ono hundred and
seventh P.-alm by the preacher and the congregatioa
alternately, following which was a chant of praise
by tho choir, the reading by the pastor of the first
chapter of Isaiah, a doxolosy by the choir, during
which, as in all the singing, the congregatioa was
standing, and then tho pastor read tho Ton Com
mandments. ARcr each one the choir chanted the
"Sanctus." The Commandment intheSweden
borgian service are printed, the First and Second as
one and the Tenth ai two.. The third chapter or
St. John was read, a chant again from the choir,
which uext sang that glorious burst of lelhjious
confidence, the Eighty-ninth Psalm.
Tho pastor then advanced to the front of the
church, where Rev. Thomas A. King, formerly a
Methodist minister, stood waiting for the comple
tion of the ceremoules of baptism. Mr. Fox read
from the Gospel the words of Christ on !iptisra,
and also what Emanuel Swedenborg said of that
rite. He explained the nature and the u1- ofbap-tfc-ni,
and alluded to the angelic witnesses who at
that moment stood around the font a special
guardians of the neophyte. Iu explaining the
nature of the rite then performing he said. "There
is one God, iu whom is a trinity Father
Son. and Holy Spirit disttnit, jet united,
as soul and bedy and mind. The one God Is tha
Lord JesiiN Christ. Saving faith K belief in Him
as Atoucr, Redeemer, SaUour. Iu the Sacred
Scriptures is revealed divine truth. We must ab
stain from doing evil and do good. Iu abstaining
from doing evil and in doinz good, wc mn-t act of
aud by and in ourselves, but must understand
that the power and will and understanding to do
so are from God."
The neophyte was then ailed if his views coin
cided with those expressed. On his answering in
the affirmative the pastor knelt iu prayer, as did
the congregation. At the conclusion of this orison
the pastor, dipping his hand in the font before
hiin.sprinkled the head of the neophyte, repeating
the solemn formula, "Thomas, I baptize thee in
the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy
Ghost. Amen!" He then addressed another prayer
to the Throne of Grace, the pongregatlon btand
ing. Tho two then retired to a private room back
of the pulpit, and the choir sang an authoru.
When the two reappeared the pastor conducted
the acolyte to a chair and presented him with a
book, which Mr. King took, and then, unfolding
a roll of manuscript, began to preach a
sermon from the third verse of tho third chapter of
St. John:" Except aman be born agaluhccannotseo
the Kingdom of God." Mr. King's sermon was an
Interesting Interpretation of this celebrated text
from the Swedenborgian view. Iu glaneinu over
the congregation one thought wa uppermot tha
character of thousht upon every face. Therewer
some beautiful women there, and some homely
ones; some handsome men and some very plain;
faces clear cut, with a spiritual beauty, and feces
rugged with the lines of strength and energy, to
the exclusion of grace. But on ail faces there was
stamped tho Impress of thought thought that, la
grappling with tne abstract idea of God and spirit,
had desired away all trace of material stolidity
and all signs of material coarseness.
Enforcing tho Lam,
""What do you think of the appoint
ment of Mr. MacYenjih as Attorney-Gcnemlf'said
a Rstuclicax representative to ex-Senator Corbin,
of South Carolina, last night.
" I think he will enforce the laws, and that is all
that we ask dow n there."
" Can the lawi be enforced," asked The RErcn
licuj, " where the Juries are often composed of tho
criminals or their friends?"
" Well, it is somewhat difficult," said Mr. Corbin,
"a3 mv experiences teaches me ; but then they don't
like to be tried so often. That is to say, if thes
people who stuff ballot-boxes and defraud voters
are given to understand that they will bo prose
cuted, regardless or consequcnccs, nd that tb.li
prciecution will be backed by the adraiuistratioa
at Washington, they will get tired of thetroubI
that follows fraud, and will cease from their
wicked troubling for this reason, if for nothing
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