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Slanders and Miercprese'nta-ons Ex
posed and Denounced.
A coient and conclusivo letter
from Col. A. C. H hktll, chmenan of
the tate Deiiocratic excentive coim
mittee, in reply to "A Tildtn Demo
crat," is puisithe2d by the Augusta
Clhronicle and oen tincl. -No one
cou!d answer the ch-trges made by
"A Tilden Democrat" more iutimi
tatively than Col. Hankell, for he
was necessarily cognizant of every
detail of the campaign, what wals
done and only proposed to ho d me.
to lotter is too long to rep:..u-e
entire, but wo give sein of the
strongest of its miy strong pint.i.
Unlessm "A Tilden Democrat" is
ready to aeknowledlge the error of
his way, it is to bo hoped he wi:l
herefter hold his peace. Col.
Hmkell. say3:
There have been scurrilous articlei
written against Gen. IHamupton in a
few of the nitreme Radical sheets,
but no enemy in the North hms pil)
lisihed so base a slander as that con
tained in t.he articlo in your col~
'umns. The piece coul'I not have
been published in this State; it is a
matter of regrot that it has appear
in any ;outhern State or Demo
cratic paper.
The grounds upon which the
writer bases his insidious comments
are cither entirely wir.out fonla
tion or are 1)(I'er'verd-ons of factsi
which occuri-ed. And it is to de
clare the truth with rogaid to the
assertions made in the artice that
I now ad(ress you. Dfene of
Gun. H1ampton and (4overnor Til
den, or the other gentlemen, would
be out of place, and, still imore, n
nCecAfry. I shall sspk but of
the facts, and of them, only what I
can i.y authoiftatively, and of my
pe::n-oual1 kniowledge :
-The, policy adopted by the 'State
in thie August Convention was not
the w0ork of a few individuals or
leaders, bat'was with more uni
ty thm has ever been soon-the
uttorance of the will and fixed do
turmination which sprung irom tihe
ix mass of the people.
The policy having been settled,
there wan brt't one dfiOtcc of
opinion as to the nomination of can
didates Whether it should he
amupton, the manm the people w.mt
cd, but who had a c<,nspicuous war
record, which it was foamed umighit
injure the nrational paty, or shonId
it be a man aguint whom this oh,
jection (7id niot lie, and wlho wold.
4Iemndk( the respect of tm' pe'p'e
of the Bi3ale. This question was
caiimnly and freely disIsed. 1
pakC a4 at membLr of te Coniver
tion, where I hr d te debeme.
Gen. lUnmjit.,n was also a memue :
he was at my hoUse Its a guest. I
was constantly i ith him, .a:l uhi
views were expressed to me0 fihijy
and freoly. He entered into thu
cLpivai-ss it grot )1r8sonal sacritie,
11md Would ha-.e boeel muIC ci* "tatifidt
could he have consmcietiouAmmy des
cldined to eniter upjoni the du ties
whichm the people demanded of him.
Hie so stated to thle coniventlion, on1
urged the niominationi of thoeanlmi
date who could tm1lbet mson god'~ for
- the cause, and in eiuher. event prom
ised his persFon:d aid. TiheCI vi wr of
the National Demo~cratie party wa
no ntue up)on the 'onilvenltion),
but were invited, and were egarded
as of great weight. It was unders
s tood that the National Execuitive
r Committee regarded t he nomination
of Hampton as daungerons. Th'is
opinion imemt with earnest suppot
from some of our best and ab):est
men, and certainly gave nio offence
to (Gen. Hamnpton. The finmal de
cision was that in the depressed con
dition of our people we could not
afford to take any but the one mran
upo~hom all hearts would unite,
and for whose election men, women
and children would strive. The
Convention felt assured that by
pr udent policy the fears entertainme~I
by the Northern Deimocrata would
be disappointed. H armpton wvas
thus niominated by the unanimous
vote of thme Convention, and the
balance of the State ticket was filled
by men of either opinion, all divisi~n
having ceased the momuent the quesC
tion debated had been settled, I
cannot speak positively as to the
statement "it was generally recog
nized that the cancd icy of Hiamp
ton would be distasteful to Gover
nor Tilden, becanse the latter feared
it would work mischief to lthe Nation
al Dermocracy," It certainly wais
stated that such was the view of
so~me of the commnittee and working
members, but my imrpression is thamit
it was said Mr. Tilden's own view
wa i favor of Geon. Hampton's nomni
enonral Hampton was not '-over
ruled by his friends," but asking the
Convegiton to weigh thme party cx
p~ediency of his candidacy, lie ac.
copted their judgment and - con
sented to the position to which the
unianimnons vote elected him.
I did, as chairman of the Stato
iCommitte , writ a to Mr. Hewitt;
*gave him the opinion that we could
carry the State, and applied for
ssistance-provided that he eon
eurre4 in our opinion, and would
egard this to be a true disposition
of means for the benefi6 of the
AtiHisj rely wa en
bettor that his assistance shoulMl be
rendered elsewhore. We accepted
thei answer mnd went on upon our
own resVourceB. In fact we par
donied persnsn imih nearer home,
Nwho fan'ied. as Mr Hewitt did, that
our hupeS transi-ieended our pros
pectsm. His answer was not a rebuff.
We mtde no appeal for charity, but
submitted our demnand solely upoKxn
its meritS. The reply did not
irritae Go.n. Hampton, who was, by
day and by night, canvassing the
State with an energy and a inu
de'Uce tha . has never been etcelled;
nori did it il anvwinei diminisih kis
eflortFs, which were always br..ve arid
e~rnet~ in beh: f of the NAiWnj
Denii. rati. Pridential ticket. It
is ut!ly nu m ( 119 "tLivt in the Can
pYin whc etnnutd Ge-n. H-ltmptou
eunlined himatelf 6o making votoe for
the ,:tate tieket, and let national
p ii and the candidacy of GoXer
nor Tildenl severe aime." Toe evi
(11 e given to ranin tain this asser
tion in tio puerile for notioe.
Gen. Hrapton's mpowelis were
not advocacies of Stato candidateA
in prson Lly more than nat.ional.
1nor were they arguments on petty
polities. Tey wore oppeakl; ',o 4he
pepleJ in behlalf of 1odejs-:ty and
ueform.a Thet.'.e words comprehend
ed everythin(, nd whe le pined
votes( he g.ined tiieiu for t", whole
tCeket, srte and N din:d. The
F;i ;ht dierepa.ncy of a few hundred
votes Ain -L Vote of 183,0)00, bt.wceen
the ,t 1nd N.t(.ional ticket, is due
to the ineei thlat theie inre in the
Stte it A, Illuimdnad IReubl1icans
who air hnst men, :nd fire frotu
the sh :1(;hls Which h ve h1ed L)gether
Ulu c r ct1I ,d c(.. T he1e meII re
ml:dmrtd true 0: Vhe Nat.onal Re-pub.,
liem p11t3, buat iprnted the
t. v l 'eo1e c,)Ol',ay by their M
m i:tiou f eI t le h ; o fe it W:nich
was! being c-olrAuveJ 1"t4d thlem..
A.1 in viia (4er. H:1. EL: ddIJ.oll i1 not
devi-Ate fromi.ho poicy of oitIer'
the Naion~dor L3a~ Deoc ci
* * * * * * * *
The truth with rogird to the above i
(the withdrawal of the icetor:l
Crket vijd to have a)V-fn eont4!mplat. - i
1 ! i) thi,: Oi thei niglIt of t:o day
afe Mr C Ia e.'in' nonAti
by the R.li.ds, Jidge Caoe and
,j ud" M""kay cale:l at te o.'me cf
the exelive committee in Coluim
bia (Glen. Htilptoni was alt Abb1e
v.le) tndk liar.1 their intendtin to
jo)i n in th Ie St 4(1e onte't. TIhey
hd.d en e.urnest supportersi of Mr.
Chiclh~O . in, but lpudiht:d his
iket.'r Thiml wia h it,. They d I
n zo rhe abndio.uaent of the na idon
a' ContesEt ; tRe a-gU;ent., too, was
fo eible They sutted that we
conrhl n ot thereby inIjure the Ntion,'
al D~eincray, su~ini.: 'we wei e *re
" i dit s a uthi a i.*,suIent, r-t er
tua <-neh, o tlo pty, (we Ld
h-:ard l valUe from other Sourvei,)
:.n I coud greatly benetit tie State.
Judge M.* ac(.y si. taed t'Hat the pla
of t i Rical leliders 'wai to bo
Ive fut a tjie, il':ego that they
fm fCar f vai olene ; men while to
(excite) ;:ot and xiolemiite am~on;g the
col'4red rw-e(, caluse bloodshed, and
then inv.Jkt militar'y inteeee.
IL C OX ;n t c:sd hil coneT'.ionl th it
suc(h wasu the Stato and Natijon,:
el in, anid events have prove'd thle
elxac . c.>rreatnes~s of his~ predLic(ti us.
.Judgec C'o,.ke contam~le I thle viewsu
Ibove nitid, snying he knew of
cou' eipl .ed rior. und blood
shijling~ fromu conversaMutionf with
10 .ding IRepublicans with whom he
weA abie Ikup to that. time.
TheP'i~ 'wooitionl was dIiscussed by
the comiittee, but no acetion tlk(kei,
aboud b ' done without (cnsutationi
wI h the national oeentivo com
mittee. Tho next (day Judge Cooke
went to Abbeille, to appear' on the
stand an a spea:ker' m boualf of our
parity. Col. Hdyf., of the executive
comimit Lee, went to Abhbevillo with
him, anmd there, as instructed b~y 4tho
commlilttee, 'o'hferre~d with Gen.
1 amptou and somo other geni ties.
mien. The r'easions advanced were
at iret sight regairded very strong
but no decision was arrived at, ex
cCIpt that no such step should be
taken exceopt with the approval of
Mr'. Tilden on the ground that our,
p)osition was embal~zrraHsing the na
tionde party---the withdrawal then
to ho under a protest3 stating the
plot as laidi down by Judges Maickey
anmd Cooke, and announcing that we
wijthdrew to prev'ent the interven
tion of military forco which would rob
usof tihe exercise of our constitution
al rights. Gen. Hampton wroto to
Mr. Tilden through Mr. Manton
Marble. I wrote to Mr. Hewitt.
Befor'e their answers had b~een re
ceived Gen. Hampton had, on re,%
flectionl, comle to the conclusion that
t 10 propo~sition was n'ot wise or
proper. Tho committee had comoe
to the samifo col~f~luo. The re
sponsies from Mr. Tildon and tho
National Executive Committee eon
curred with our views. We wvere
assured that wo wore not embarrass
ing but aiding the national cause,
and the proposition was thus finally.
settled and never again thought of
until brought up by your corres''
pondnt.The preposterous idea of
tsndefet by lack of time is utterly
wvithout foundation The executivoe
committee reogarded itelt as fully~
possessed of the power, and would
at once, had they doomed it p roper,
have anno wed that the Electors1
were 'withdrawni fromi the okb
I know it will intorot your read
ore, wyho miust all apprecisto the
"tno ad1 tihe beautiful," to ho.'r In
actcoiult of the hom10 wheo tise.
attributes reign supremue-the homne
of America's well.-known calptor,
Henry Kirko Browne.
Sixteen years ago it was my good
fortune know him and his genitio
invalid wife, at the tilre when the
"tar of our prond Stato was ill the
aisceIdint, ami Colmnlbia the contro
of eitiv'alfe1 society and refinied
;weAlth. MAr. B rowne had beent invit
ed thith.l er, comillissione(d by the
t::" o.vemilent to maho a grony
of 11t.dnary which wan to support the
lsoiiawnt of tie new capitol. The
cent'etd figure of th3 group; ten in
nimber, represented it beautiful
W"omn, with features of the noblest
Iomai.1n type, yet with a sweet inno
(enco of exprescion which softened
the imajestiy of her mion. Her brow
wa eneireled by stars; anl ill her
right hand she bore tho olive braitlh.
At ! Peace was indeed within in our
walln then. But the war-cloud
lowered. and Mr. Browne was com
polled to ecits the work so dear to
his heirt.. As yet only a plaSter
r-kst of this superb figuro existed,
though the block of marble thirteen
fet in length, from which it was to
b cut, stood already in the studio,
-nd several cllips had been taken
f.;om it. Of one, the srulptor form
e.1 L smll papor-weight, and cmirry
iig his initialsi thercon, presented
it to yonr correspondent as a souve
nie. When Sherman fired h' first
shot in our doomed city-tli e gun
directed by his own hand towhrd the
lisnening white pile of the State
house in the distance-tha't shot,
sitrangfle and solemn omen pierced
t a s tudio which stood noar souti
west aide, and glancing the 'Molid
Wadl of that splendid building, which
i still a sad monument of our disap
pointed hopesn, tore off a projecting
co'ir. The statuo of "Poaco" wati
s b-i.teredl !
In the present condition of our
political iffairs in South Carolina,
we canlot, of course, anticipate the
completion of any great national
Work ; but when Reform and lHamp
ton sh dl have redeemed the pros
trate tate, perhaps in some - bright
future the N orthern sculptor may re
tiun to tile sunuy Jand he loted Ro
well, and "Peaco" will raise her star
crowne.l head upon the battlements
of our now ruined head and deiecra
ted capitol.
But I min wandeling far away
fi om the little villa on the Hud
It htd be'en raining for weeks dur
ing our stay in New York, and we
ihad heun to feel as if "Probabili
tie." were against us and our long
hoevd-for trip' 111) tile "Rhino of
Americta," when we awoke one worn
in'. and found tho sun shining
"The very day for the Hudson !"
we exinimed with one breath ; and
nine o'clock found us en route. TI)c
steamwer passed0L rapidly (Alt of sight
<of the greait abln; the Imoise anid
c onio.an of thef cit y were thnsof
the pa't as gen fly rolling hills and
v'erdantt vadleyr stole uponl the sight.
Presta~y Werhmawke-n enmoe ito)
still c:,ils fronm the ground ; and
furtheron(5, the b,>ld outlies of the
palisedes ;still further Sing Sing
atl.1ructe:l ourn at ten tion, but we saw
Tae indwasvery brisk and chilly.
able di im:nifoi't. HI:>woiver, wo
cherulygave our gatrments to be
walfteel hiithecr and thither, and stood
firm) with flnttering veils and torn
pbirne , an I wildly flap~pi'g shals:W1
and water -proofs. it seemeod ai kind
of virtue to beair these; evils cahnmly,
for were we not on "classie ground"
I-or', rather, wa;ter I
There was considerable difforence
of opinion amuongst the numerous
"contennial tourists" wvho thr-ongedl
the dleck and e)xpresaeod themselves
freely as to "what was what." Sonme
timos it grew ludhicrousl y serious.
"That's Yonkers," said one of thle
utnterrtified Demrocracy south of M.
& D's line
"No itsn~ 't at all," resplonlds at llu
Wsrnhoosior, with his hands in
his pockets. "I know bottcr'n that;
"I ink~ y~i'on are mistaken, sir,"
r enariked a cut-and-dried, genuine
Yankee. "I guess thamt's Cold
Somebody produces a "Guide,"
but that on~tly contfounids the confu
sion ; and~ I turn with solicitude to
a pretty New Yorkor, who sits ab
sorbod with her novel in a snug
"Do plenso," I begin imnploring~ly,
"doll uwhat place that is,' pointmg
donthe river. With a subduod
smile, and, no doubt, some disdain
for our provincial ignorance, she re
plies, "I think itis Tarrytown," and
then we settle down under thme shmol
ter of the cabin and collect our his
torical nmrmorios to find out what
did happen at Tarrytown.
The lovely panoi-ma glided by
"like sweet thoughts ini a dream,'
and the boat stopped at the New
burgh landng There stood a tall
figure to welcorne us, and we recog
muzed after a lApse of sixteen years,
a pair of wondering brown eyees,
whbich once soon one can never for
get. It was our artist trionA Ha
I teod 11 in the carriage, and a span
!of high-bred, litho-limbod bays bore
us rapidly out to "Little Brook," the
fairy villa two miles north of New
buirgh. Past stately homesteads
aind substantial country-seats, along
the smooth road we bowled. Hero
a msHivo gateway, overrun with
sc.rIolet Virginia reeiper ; there a
st melodge ivy screoned ; stables
which looked likely country church
01, end itirics huiitating Swiss cots
-li set in a golden haze that soft
ened the nearer views, and lent a
giocey to mountiain and hilland river.
A sudden break in a long, den(se
hedge roveAc1l a fresh picture of
delight. An cmerald lawn thickly
dotted with partorres of bright
fowers-a leolet glistening like a
silvor shield ; the noisy little brook
fretting over its pebbled bed from
thence to the river below-a rustic
bridgo-a strotch of sward and
meadow, brokon 1)y, pictursq(uo
cl1m of trees-ll this at a glance,
aid outr hlost standing Onl the low
porch, welcomed us to "the hut," as
he *payfully styled his exquiite
Into the sacred hospitalitics of
that home the public will not in
trudo, so we pass over inl silence the
alppoiln tmens and adormuen ts with.
in the walls where the purest taste
and most refined culturo reign su
Luncheon over, and the chat
across the fruit and wines sharpen
ing our desires for the pro:nised
Viit to thi studio, we adjourn thith
er, pausing on the way to adfmire
one of Natture's chej'ouvres., an
Alderney cow ! It is not every day
that one isees a quadruped of this
kind, valued at five hundreod dollirs,
who coues when she is called, and
crops daisies on tile banks of the
Hu1dson , Only she was not
"cropping daisios" now, but very
sensibly keeping the grasses at a
good length, and furnishing milk
warranted to produce a pound of but
ter to every si quarts. Let us im.
port somo Alderney cows forthwith.
But there is the studio,* a white
building adjoining the stables ; 1 am
not ire but that it is a-ttacled to
the stablos, for the sculptor lodges
his horses in royal style, and
as he nes them for models, has their
welfare constantly in his mind. The
first object withim the studio, and
of course the most attractivo and
imposing, is the equestrian stattuo of
General Greene, for which Mr.
Browno hias been commissioned by
Congros. The plastor-catst of
tlis spirited work st nds in the
centre of the room ; the hors;e of
sul)erb propoi tions, every limb tense
with vivid acetion ; tie very veins
and muiseles traclme, as tihe prouid
creaturo spurns the ground with
lifted feet. The figure of the Revo
lutionary hero ha1s not yet been
completod, but we gained a general
idea of the whole from a miniature
mondel. Iflowever, this must, of no
co.sity, Juacic the perfectioll of detail
vlich the lifeisized figure will pos,
tiess. Mr. 13. wvill probably coml
pheto this work m Italy, as he re
gardm thme advantage to his art much
greater ini that favored country.
And whein one considers that lie
spent twelve years of his life there,
wtith sneh :onlgenilz minds as
Powers and his confree to enhance
the poetry of existence, one cannoitt
woinder that he longs for "la bl/~a
Italia," and Rome, the city of the
Many other figures and groups in
varJios stages of advancement, he
sides copies and1( models of his best
known wvorks, are ratnged aroundl
thme studio in graceful confu,,on.
Hieo is a Confederate soldlier, which
one would recognize at a glance, in
the thin, clear1 cut Southernl p)rofle
and unshorn bioard and1( streaming
hair. He standsl loaning upon his
ride in an attitude of sad reflection,
as if gazing up)on thme dead figure of
a comrade after battle, and tue pt
thos of oxpression in face and f rm
brought the quick tears to-our eyes.
'This statue was modeled at the
request of au Jady in Charleston, who
designs it for the grave of her well.
beloved son, slain in the wvar. Not
'far from this are full hength lgures
of Stockton, General Kearney, and
Governor Clinton. A model of the
famous statue of Lincoln, wvhich now
atdorns IdadisonSquare, New York,
occupies a corner of the room. Even
the sculptor's ideality could not
make1( the martyr President graceful,
and iso he wears-an is lit-his bag
gy trowvsers instead of a Rioman
toga I
All who have visited Now, York
will remember the equestrian statue
of General Washington, on Union
Square. This is Mr. Browne's
wvork, and considered the finiest of
the kind in the United States.
But we linger too long in this en
chunted spot, where we were busy
recalling reminisconcos of our paust ;
anid flow we have barely time to visit
the stables, whieh, like those of
English establishments, are kept in
suga1 order that ladies may enter
them with pleasure. The famous
model of Mr. Bfrowne's famous
horses stands in her stall nearest
tihe studio., The groom is washing
her ladyship's dainty feet, and she
stands with the dignity of a prin
cess to be examihed by our admiring
party.. "Black Beoss" is of Lexing-.
ton blood, and it was she who bore
thme brave guerilla, John Morgan; on
his last midnight ride, when he was
betrayed to his enemies by a womaa!
I masy not pansa. h.ra to Amani.t
upon thin,subject, for whither would
it load me 1
After this episode, for we heard
the history of ."Black Bess" on the
spot, we hmurried away to get our
wrajps, and were presently scitod in
the luxurious pheaton, dashing along
the river road northward toward the i
Duyvol's "Dance Kammer." The
droad-sounding name is the designa
tion of a step declivity, over the
sumiiniit of which the local Indians
formerly hld their corn dances, a
religious festival in the harvest sea
soil. The dusky figures of the red
skins, as they capored around in t
c11cenltric circles inler the ligit
of tihe yellow m1o(n, with their w(eird
chamts and grotesque coromonies,
m1ust Iave suoieod inldod it diabolical
procooling to the matter-of-fact
Knickerbocker withiout invitation
to settle on the rich lands of the
Mohawks. Bat the "Dovil's Dance
Chamber" is silent now, and only
the rushing river and solemmn codars
reaimti uichanged around lio ipot
Whe0ro the originial lords of the soil
worshipped the Great Spirit upon
this uountain,
Tihe lodge at the open gateway
Wals appar'ently tenniaitless, so wO
eliered(1 and drove round 11n1d round
tihe teriaed ascenat to time top of the
Jill whero the country-seat of the
Hon. Bancroft Davis now stands. A
unignificent view is had from this
poiit, and on() could not but wonder
if the fortuirtte ownemrH of this fine
placo did lot p.miletimise yearn for
the sconi uponl which we now gazed,
in their volunitry exilio Onder den
Linden. Mr. Davis and his fimily
have been abroad for some thme, as
he represnts theio governmont at
the Court of Imperial Germany.
But oven here where the "i1mlter"
is away, ovu.aything iii kept in trim
array. Uw cli.irmng is all this to
eyes only acculstomed to the careless
beaulties3 of ourl rich L.md ! It SOOmIs
ams if thoro is now "trash" here-no
weeds, no briers, no fallen leaves.
The very grass Seenms to "grow to
order ;" and tie boughs of the over
hianging greenwood wore as regular
as a clipt hoge. Wo laughed when
im reply to a quoetion is to whether
those cedars were kept trimmed on
contract, our iiglt youllg colpal
ion, Mrs. B.'i nephow, said serious
ly :
"Why they grow So
Night is closing in as we dash
home, glad to osc.atpo from a "lip
ping mitid an eager air" into the
warmth and light of tile cozy parlor.
A cheerful coal fire welcomes us like i
a home face, and cinmid the comfort
and congeniality of this lovely 110111o,
we forget that wo are "straligIrs in
a traimge land."
Before the autumn sfun al risen)
high next mllorning, we were out
drinking the delicious elixir of fresh
air, while tho duncolored Storm
King asross tile river wais still wArapt
in His mist cloak, and thie sides of
Northi Beacon covered with gray
shadows. Across time ward stream
ed broa(I rays of sunlight, glancing
from the rosy applos. and goldlen
Porsm tlat lmft falen On their' ll 1me('
aid velvet bod( (during thoe night
aind glittering on the glass roof of
the grapeory, whence lnscious cluis
torn, pnk, purple anid white, scnd
out op)alin0 ray3s of dlhicaito color.
Aero14s the i ustic bridge and bnb
bling little bmook still telling its
serect of the hake, whlose bright
bosom bears a fleet of snowy (ducks
-upi a gently rising pa1th to wvhere
tihe sitrawboreiry beds lay on the
Southern slope--downI again among.
the ras1:phorr'ros, trained 0on hoizon
tal1 wires--and thence into a w~oodh
hand which extends to the river's
bank. All this we ramiblod over be,
fore we were slummnond to the
bright breakhfast pairlor, wvhoro flowv
or'a and standn of fruit lit up the
hospitable board
"The feast of rason," etc. (stale
q'uotaltion! ) always- onfhainces5 111r1
epicurean and gastronomic11 pl easures;
and1( 1 must not forget to relate
several rare anecdotes, which, as
they concern certain well-known
pesngs are considered public
Our hoist had entertained "thme
government" at a lunch party last
sumor, and -on that occassion
Goneral Grant was paruticularly
gracious, koeping upl a spirited con
versattion with a sprighmtly Southmern
lady, Mrs. (G, WVhen cigars were
handed(3m, tihe Presidn1t refused, and
Mirs. G. playfully remarked:
"Why, General, you have thile
repumtation of being a great smok
"I have the reputation of a great
matny things wvhich I do not de
seirve," was the historic reply.
"Whly don't ladies smoke?1" lie
continued ; "they always profess to
be fond of tihe odor of a cigar.".
"Oh I yes," Mrs. 0. assented, "but
it gets in tho hair."
"Well," rejoined the Great Silent
Man, "then they can hang it out of
the window."
You muay call this a genuine bon
mot, n'est ce pas /
"Do you see those faint blue lines i
to the north ?1" the sculptor asked
as we sauntered togetheor one eveyu
Ing, "these are the Berkslir'e Hills.;
?tw*s over there last week to een
Mfr. Bryant. 'What a glorious oldi
follow he, isi l T H celebratei ,iis
eighty-second bthM ga~j~r an ,
ehe is reveling in e~hg yom~~
On $'ibbathk he asked nie to gy "t
chukch, andi he always walks. I
acom~paied him. 'I will send thei
carriage for yon,' his danghte*,whis t
pored, for she, knows her father's
ways. At the ond of thyoo m1iles .p
reached the churAh. aii'nl you may Ua
sure whon-seuvied was oVer, I was
glad to find the carriago waiting
"Come, we wi rid1 homej", . said
"I like'a littlo s'troll after church,"
he said ; "I vill walk home," and ho
"But that is not all. When
dinner was ovor, ho suggested, in a
rnost matter-of-fact way:
"Browne, let's take a walk," and
actually he walked me five miles.
IOt this is nothing unusual with tho
grand old man. Ho fio loves nature
that he forgots everything but the
beaiutiful face sho prosents to hi!-.
It is his great delight to point utit
to no overy Way-sido flower and
"What's that, Browne ?" and anon
to a tree of uncommon folinge.
"Do you know what kind of wood
that is, Browne ?" And who Aston
ishiedi at knowledge--for I, too, was
rnised in the coun'try--ho Would
gloefully declare that it was hard to
ot the botter of me."
As wo sat around the fire ono
iight, the conversatMion turned on
the legend of Sleepy Hollow, and by
2onsieu(penco rested on Irving
"le was a man of quaint humor,"
iaid our host. "I remember hearing
WaVshington Allston," (I think it
was, orl somo other p)inter of note,)
relate an anecdote of him which was
Iiiiitable. They two were once
muIghit inl a StOrm1i) at some distanco
ri-on Sunny-side, and Irvjig took
refuge mider 'i large tree. Allston
lingered without and quietly, got
"'Why dont you comlo. Ilpter
inan'" Irving ci.led.
"The paintor replie& thit- his
fathor had onqe token a similar
<helter and receiyod A, shook in .9n
Wequneime, as the tree wiaq.i strick by
"O(h ! if it ris in your .faily,"
[rving. exclaimed, "you had bQttoer
;tand out a good distfinek"
CAanA DlAoMc' i7.
Yorkille Jtnuquirer.
. I i .' .It
Qulquefois writes from'theTown
)f Orangolmrg, under " dateof the
17th instant. that Bollvar's 1Minio
[all was opened last evening, for
Aho first time, to a very flattoring
ittendinee, (considering the very in
lement Weather) to witness a pro
'tramei of tableaux and charades,
'"vO1 in aid of the Gorman Lutheran
a mIreb. uider the management of
Wveral I lad ies of the congregation.
lho hall aind its handsome appoint
nonts cannot fail to be appreciated.
Prof. Berg's quintotto furnished the
music. As filn am-teour exhibitioi it
)aIISSld oi very creditably to all
on-dinlg their assistaneo. Several
)f the lar'acters--Miss P- - as
'Roso," Mr. 8--- as the Brigand
m1d ( Cobbler, Miss M. 1- in the
>liotograph, aind Miss L. D--- as
Mrs. Moh-oso," wore good. Mrs.
---'s "lRobin Adair" and Five
)'clock in the Morning" wore loudly
ipplamiled. The exhibitiomj. )vill b0
o'posted to aid its charitable
Mr. A. B3., a gentleman of German
loseenit, whoi( does business at
Tolnmenville, N. C., had his store
>rokeni opecn recently, and) $25
vorthi of goods sitolen therefrom.
[-o, however, captured the thief, and
vent by rail to Marion 0. H On
uis wry up town he engaged in con
erora'iio 1 with two young men, but
mudeny thme conversation was in
erruptod by a jerk and a lunge or
wo( ini the dark, wvhen Mr. B. ex.
daimod, "Mine Got I mine Got ! do
iof is gone !" A short race in tho
lark convinced Mr. B. that lie wias
ollowing a i'egular "quarter horise,"
mdt soon returned soliloquizing
binle Gt! mine Got! I can no negro taken
l'or just sure' I tink I hab him safe,
~y tam I be mistaken.
Three bales of cotton were stolen
rom the wvarehiouse of Mi'. T. WV.
d~ollo way, at Pomaria, on the night
>f the 11th instant. About 3 o'clock
ni thme morning, Mr. J. B. Suber
ound that his wvagon andi two of his
nulos were missing. With a party
>f his neighbors lie started out in
;eareh of thoem, and soon caught up
vith his wagon and mules. A man
,vho wa~s driving jumped down and
an, thme party firing several shots
Lt him without eodect. A mile from
vhere they overtook the wagon - a'
alo of entton, was found on the
'oadside, ,having been .thmrown PU'
he wagon. The party had pr~eyiout
y found 'one vagbhm, owner nulkubWht
i short - distance& from . the iomdl
wrhero the thiepves had ab~andoned tty"
mnotluor halo o the doton iad a se
>f harneis. T ihothfd' 10lh8 it"
got been foiindu Ths'hiev'es a
nto the warehouse through a wvxm'
Cuomse oRvs~sUiovcNcu'o'
ii'mty om't o atiht
rood, bboy ' ar4 Iii
1i1wrook~ of th M f o
mente on~ : ~
i i li4
mdbod a
Th e w; lu no chavnge of policy
)'d( by i :' ;p I! m.. HUis fireh
v---, v*b, 2- 1f Septem'Ibior, was i ienti
ed ini m~i et' an I~ pincuipl wit.
i 1"m1.n1 u n o jot n r on'! tift :'
I Ilhe swmyt vo r.,I it trnhu h
e p ..- pl.11 by ( U.
L 'lit ' "y * :' '.~1 )
'm Ptv .1 'c' v e If :
u n ti I"I i - if thw ex
c % t I
'ox-y, th' txeutv o c oitt
pity, thes~~h-m po!i-y, n11
to to L Y~l m W41, w:1!. r iI IyN ob
We jei.1 thIe Stae by brin-:ingr
out, t bi' u vote.?. mud b1y w i)
OWL, fi'i eznI .;,)! ud to even t, enI
thous.d11 Colored voters". iad it
not bn.11 fto'r muilit.u-y interf1i'er'e
i.1 the d !4t:u et.'n of the Sf.tL
Gov'eirnmentr we' would hauve gafine
Li': ty thou. .- I col: ed vot.os. A'
it w.s.' the m...in body' of the cIolred
to thWe viel of the 1p1iIm aind puo I ey
Laidl "own, buit primvip.--.Py to the
sulperb-1 PJnd' neerulig 141e n
W:..g...ity v~.bwhich 04.1u. E x.r.ptoni
puit ("ho thevory int->eo im
A rI:.O 1jm ity of the vTes of
Oihe Star':: we~lo ")"n..hC)"bi r
lHz-uuTu nomUiion. us I 1ai
beren le..d.rs built up 1ais
p . Ie y. It is wAor-w' thnl f"Ahy to
ch1" r'ge G_'n1. 1Luaptiu with "i'nor
ing" C00ybtd. Hisi nOminat-iion Was
M il :'L ji~i ,(-" J4aa.t ~ )yAI.
niI a debtu.'L: h1e Wowed14. t'i P.ybody.
tile St'Ite in1z; i# a doew the p.u Ly
OWeS t0 L114. Tlne Z.onite&t w-1'4 nAt
oveir the. :uat:1, bu;ltin ge et
mer ae puhecy of the(, mveent.
He dA AI. set the Lae ex.cutive
comm1ittee. j w.s deli: by the
who mIube1 r of tL3 u'ues Oil
toS St'tte tickez, in CoJUjluVLk)Ia withl
the premiout, of til) convelnti,
Im)d of I ie seven, five weri'e ! et
dvod i tof Iis p0licy bf i)le bi Ynd
(tough the voit of out, U ,j.
tersuj batl be.n fixed by hi; con
situtent7) 1aumul 'll WereI his friends
aInd c.'wil.uie GUpporters.
There may hebeeun mistakes.
But tiat thue c was any "dusiertion of
Tilden," &'c., by Gen1 Hampto, the
St.At exe2cutive comuutteILLe, or' "1ny
I.a.rt or p..rel of our pa'ty in Son
04Jao)iu!, I soelezuny dy, and, if
anly p1erson aver it, I pronuncJ it
to be u;r t-TIly and w df.ilv fal';.
Ther neer ws afine~er, hardler
cVO.t4 for the nation dL'ty tihau
we co)uducted in this Sa'te, n.r evr
01e wih less (ncoUr1I'a'Lt'L
glrieater peril. Ak , our victory
wou!d ha;. v bee3. a playthinr.. ; but,
togiher with the National Dewuec
racey, we bore the brul't of the force
of the admeini:trtion--State nd
N'dional--'amv~a.,tied uncer the
watcheful ens' 8 i' theC professmiona~l deC
te'ivou 'whoI wer'o l)ne(ked by
br':iolg b) yonds? ; votedl overth
15.,000( to) 17,000) voutm, and carr 1ied
thle Smite for Tdlden as weil as for
H.imptein, and have only' been do
feated by the frautUAs co;uani;ted at
the polls, in t he rctmns and' byt I' the
can1vasse(rs. W\e stand upon~ our
record~ and deCfy the ttacks of our
blut~eest enemZU!Ls. aty we bo pr'e
when I m..y t hd' .~t yur Vvew with re
gard'i Ito (en. Haupt >n's letter to
Mr'. iden anld Mr. Haves is a mis.
taiko, andl rests not upxsn the letter
but upon vague appr ehensions. If
there'( has. been ai chlamlpon' for Ti!
den It ha'. beeun Hlamptoni, and none
(expresses5t mUore azjpreci.dion 'of it
thain Mir. T1ilden.
Geinend. Hampton is now Gover
11or, andI is in charge of the inter
ests of this Sta.!te. The United
States is divided b~etween two great
parties, in bitter mantuagonismn to each
other, and the condhitionl of a1hir'e
in thisi Stato is Ono( of the grave
niues which is between them. The
Gov'ernor' simply enelhosed hisi in
augural to the loaders of the re
spectivo par'ties, presen ting to thiem
ai truithifidl report of the maut~t eris of
such grave import.1'. Judige Mack'y
wasi going to seeJ Goverunor Ha~yes,
as I know personally, and asked
Gover'nor Hlampton to) all~ow him to
car'ry thre lot~tcr. His roqgnost was
granted an~d nothing more.
Governor Hampton has repeated
ly and publicly repudiated the
charge that Judge Mackey was in
any wise hisi ambassador, r'eprescn ta
tive, emfis'sary 01 agenit inr any par
ticular. Judge Mackrey has likewise
disclaimed that he in any respect
repr1fesente~d Governor Hlamplton).
Hie was merely the volunteer carrier
of a letter' which would have other
wise gone by mauil.
Mary Allen, of Marion, a colored
woman living in the Reedy Creek
settlement, loft her little children
in charge of her house one day last
woek, only to find on her return her
olest chuld barned to death. The
clothes of the child took fire, and
when sehe ran into the roaA near the
house, she foil buoid to death. The
only wvonder is that tho house arid
n.11 the nhildren were not bumedn

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