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EDITOR AND PROPRIE TOR.
OFWWIC OIN T iXAS ST.
IT' New the Mayor's OJfce. ,
Our Motto--ome Manufaotur9.
4Th. Field the Se ead iattle.
Under-this heading the Richmond
Eaquirer, of the 26th, has the follow
We have conversed with a very in
teUlgentgentleman, who, on Monday
last, rode over a considerable portion
of the 'battle held of the previous
day. The location of the scene of
the rGerest strife is somewhat differ
eat from the general idea.
On the turnpike road, which, com
ing tlough ent ll, crea, ses Bll
Ran at the Stone Bridge, and at a
point about a mile and a half west of
aid , (ron the opposite from
Cii .) a two-story stone build
ing. stands on the northern margin O
theroed. The turnpike is also cross
ed here by a road which runs north
west to Bull's Run, about two milee
distant, and southwest to Manassas
The enemy, in their flanking
movement, marched up Bull Runsev
eral ,iles above the Stone Bridge,
before crossing, and then advancing,
met our troops in the vicinity of the
stone building above noted. It was
in this locality the battle raged for
tent hours. (ht the one part the Nor
thern lbgions and their mulnerlous bat
teries, .Shermn:nll' a.mong tlhen,, thun
dered against our coInntuis,antd on the
other the heroic .lsoIntn and his
gallant bands p,artn-rmed prodigies of
On the hills :ul behind the hills
in rear of thei, stone Ih"e-n, andl in the
vales and on the hills in tfront, on
both sides of the turnpike, and orn
both sides of the cross road, the bat
tie rasged and roared, receded and ad
vanced, with furious pertinacity.
Two o'clock came and happily btought
reiabfoeements to our greatly out
numbered but undaunted soldiers.
Against a great disparity of numbers
they had held the battle in even
scale. Now, though still outnumber
ed, they drove their enlnmny ever the
hills ad across the un, anslid took
their batteries, acnd enased thnlmn down
the road to Centreville, and to Fair
fax, and beyond Fairfitx. Night
closed down upon the fugitives and
pursuers and stopped the slaughter.
The stone house above noted was,
it will be seen, not far from the cen
tre of the scene of the shifting bat
tie, though the ground lay mainly on
the east side, towards the S4tone
Bridge,. The visit of our friend on
Mlonday morning, revealed much tilat
was horrifying. The stotne building
had been appropriated as a hospital
for the enemy's wounded. The ene
my's generals had been invited by
Gen. Beauregard to send surgeons and
attendants, to administer to their re
lief. In this building were thirty
two wounded, many of them dread
fully mangled by cannon shot. There
was but a single surgeon and he was
yoang and apparently ineffcient.
Men lay on the floor with their clot
ted wounds still undressed. Some
had died and not been removed. On
the roadside, a few hundred yards
from the hospital, two severely woun
ded Northern men who lay there,
begged our informant to report their
cases to their surgeon, and ask to be
taken to the hospital. He did so.
The surgeon said his officers had
seat him no help. He was there
sloes, The wounded then in the
hasp g l d a t been brought in, he
aid, by the Confedeaate men.
Over the hill, behind this hospital,
lay a few of our dead, who had not
ysessm gathered up. The slain of
the enemy lay 17 hbaps all sides.
B dyhe higway and in the Helds,
heaped hes and scattered there, he
saw them at every turn.
Our own hospital was on the road
from the Stone House to M3anassas.
T''he supply of surgeons there was
excellent, and they were busily en
gaged in their humane services. A
number of wounded enemies, who
had been gathered here, were not neg
lected. Inlend, the only murmur our
informant heard was from some ef
our own suffreer'. who conceived that
e'nre f I' Il, ln.lmy intetrfered too
iiimclhi itin atttntini n t liemselven.
It i.. .-m'wh ! ,it li i nult t, give an,
is generally called the battle of Bull
n. This may be known as the
second of the same name. Theimaig
fighting was, however, at some dis=
tance both from the Run and the
; Stone Bridge, after whih' lfatter sonme
have proposed to name the battle.-'
rome have suggested the *"Battle of
Manassas" as the name,but that point'
was still farther distant. For want
of a better designation, and as Bull
Run formed the front of battle- to
both great lihres, apart from those en
gaged in the flanking movement, we
know no-better thanto call it the sec
ond battle of Bull Run, unless we
shall have an oficial report which
shall assign it another title.
e The Northern Press on the Mamas
The Cincinnati Enqulier sums up
the indignation of the abolition press
The Republican pipers that have
been hallowing, "Ho! for Rich
mond!" now that disaster has follow
1 ed their demand, want to blame
somebody for their foolish advice, but
are at a loss to know whom to pounce
on. Greeley puts it on the cabinet,
and demands the immediate retire
ment of the whole batch of ineapa
bles. The New York Times is dis
Ipopsed to hold the President responsi
ble for the disaster. The New York
Herald believes that the cabinet and
the devil are responsible parties. The
Cincinnati Commercial and the In
I dianapolis Journal are inclined to
make Gen. Scott the scapegoat. The
Journal thus disposes of General
- If Gen. Scott did it, he is not the
man for the-crisis. If he did it fear
fully and hesitatingly, under the
clamor of the New York press, he is
still not the man he ought to be." -
" It is no alleviation of that mat
ter to say that the General may not
have known that the enemy was so
strong. It was his business to know,
at least to an approach with exact
We notice that other Republican
papers are also very severe on Scott.
It s'eems that the l'rresidhnt anwl.cnbi
nt de.nanded i,f (en. Scott, that he
should iniak,, the forward n,v.mutent,
and they mad,, the delnd nnder an
outsid.e pressure, of Rpnublicat Sena
t.rs. Congressmen amnd politicians
which they could not resist. And we
are further told that Gen. Scott now
deeply r Žgrets that he did not throw
up his comumission instead of yield
ing to the demands of the President
and cabinet. 'l'hese latter are tnhe
parties who will he held responsible
for the disaster. The country willso
hold them, becnnuse it looks to them
as the ones having the whole author
ity in the premises. The Republi
cans will, however, generally, put
the blame on iGen. Scott.
T EL E GR A PHIC.
Cairo, August '.--Scouts report
Jeff. 'i'lThonlpson thirty miles South
of Bird's Point with five thousand
Scouts also report ti,' 8.mithern
ers at New Madrid, well armn:d and
drilled. They have two regiment.
of cavalry and five battenris,
Gen. Pillow commanuds. IIe has is
sued a proclamation prminisiing to
drive the invaders front Missouri.
Washington, Aug. 2.--A bill re
lating to fortifications and prohibi
ting flogging in the armay passed ; al
so the 1Iouse bills appointing addi
tional aid-de-camps and appropria
ting 8100,000 to purchase navy ord
St. Louis. Aug. 2.-Solomon's and
Seigel's regiment' tongther with two
Iowa regiment,, have arrived here to
be disbanded. Strong efforts are be
ing made to continue the Home
Guards in service beyond the time
Cincinnati, August 2.-The busi
ness houses closed to welcome the re
turned three months volunteers.
New York, August 2-The steam
ship Northern Light hias arrived.
She brings a Panama Star which
states that an English ship was
boarded by a privateer, in latitude
24, longitude 60.
Washington, Aug. .-Official dis
patches to Patterson will show that
the entire blame of the Bull Run dis
aster rests on him, in disobeyingpoei
tive orders. Orders were first given
to engage Johnson; that beingim
possible le was to get between John
sonand Manassas; that being im
possible, he imas to harsass Johnson's
rear; that failing, he was to repair
to Washington and form a jugctioa
with McDowell, simultaneously with
Johnson's uniting his forces with
In the Senate, the bill authorizing
Wells to purchase and charter ves
sels to aid in thie collection of revenue,
A resolution paying Mrs. Douglas
her hausbanld' arrearages, passed.
Canmeron ordered all the slaves con
tinedl at Alexandria to be liberated
andi h.e ,mnlnoyed at lahor. Future
fgitive.- will b,, treatd in the camc .
1 ew York, Aug. 2.-The th Reg
e imeit. enroune for home were stoned
i in Baltimoere by a crowd who cheered
- for Jef. Davis. There was but lit
e tle dame done. Several of the
e ibouters were. attested, but releasel
s --tain after swearing allegiance to
t Three steamers from Fortress Maon
t roe were fired on at the month of the
II Potomac river, Maryland. They got
o around in attemping to get away, and
it is supposed they will be captured
o or dtstroyed.
In the senate Breckinridge spoke
e laying the Manassas slaughter on the
h governmxent. He said we were hurling
brave fellows into ddath forprinciples
which three-fourths of them abhor.
Baker responded saying Breckin
ridge's appeal was pade only to ani
mateourenemies. "Were hiswords,"
p said Baker "not wordsof brilliant pol
a isbed treason uttered in the capital."
Stmner interrupted Baker, and
e asked what would have been done
with a Roman Senator conducting
- himself similarly ? He remarked
e asoto voce that he would have been
t hurled from the Tarpean rock.
e Jackson, August 1.-Capt. Cramp
of Vicksburg, has just reached here
from Memphis, anl reports tfhat me
C ulloch has had no fight with Seigel.
The Squad of Sonthrons are here
awaiting the arrival of Col. Cowan's
corpse, which is expected here to
IAry SappHsa Tae. at Malassasu
Richmond, July 27.-Itis rumored
here to-day that the number of small
arms captured at Manassas, including
five thousand found in boxes in the
captured wagons, is between twenty
andthirty thousand. I fear, however,
this is an exageration. Every day
adds to the conviction of the complete
ness of our grand victory, and to the
importance of its results.
We have captured :
1. Over sixty magnificent rifled
2. About 1000'wagons, of which at
least :500 were loaded.
3. About 1500 horses.
4. Supplies fora full campaign for
5. Over 0,03)0( -tt:i,l of aris.
G. Eornu,,us iluanttities of knap
sacks, haversacks, pistols, blankets,
belts, baynnts, accoutenn:nt.s and
clothing of all sorts.
In addition to all this, they have
lost in the killed, wounding, missing
and d,'serters, not less than from fifteen i
to twenty thousand men.
Capt. Mason, of the Shreveport
Rebels, has received orders from Ad
jutant-General 31. (;rivo,. to proceed
immediatly f,,r Camp Moore. 'The:
'.'aptain i, waking; all the speed he
can, to c ,oLlv with the orrders.
Kurth (',rlian lR.imný.t.-''he
loss of this regiment is si xt.,, n kill,.d
and( btw,,,n tfirt anl tit'fty w.,lolnd,,1.
The'l,' Baltimtor, I'atriot,a saeni abli
tion sheet, is dladl.
TA, lRr. Dr. NSwt.-A dispatch
from Fort K'.arm~-t, giving a stunn:a
ry of the. newsI from Sanl Francisco to
the 16th inst., says:
I)r. \V. A. Scott, of New Orleans,
pastor ,,f Calvary Church in Manu
Francisco, has slent ill his resignla
tio,. Th'Je, trnuste.es Imve not accept
ed it. ])ifticllties between Scott and,
his congregation on the war qtu,estion
caused his resignation; the,, Doctor
being a peace 2no, ,itu,'l t, coer
cion, though not an ,.ndr-rer of Je.ff.
Davis. Hlisc,,ngreogatioi will toler
ate such private opinions, if kept ,utot
of the pulpit.
On Sunday, we were visited by a
very heavy rain accompanied by
hail, the size in circnumference of aten
cent piece. That will do frAiugust.
What next T
The Rielhm,,ndl Whig says that
among the trophies taken at Manassas
was a battery composed of the most
gigantic guns ever seen on a field ofl
battle. They were thirty-two pound
rifled cannon, on wheels ten or twelve
feet high and with tilt's a foot wide,
and drawn by ten horses. Such
monsters were never seen before out
side of a fortification.
Richmond, July 31.--Congress sat
in secret session all day.
A resomution was, however, made
Ipublic, permitting the first regiment
of North Carolina Volunteers, to be
mustered into service for the time
agreed upon by them when" tlcy vol
- unteered, and paid for services already
,rendered. This includes the pay of
privates and cadets from the Northl
SCarolina Military Institute.,
The President hasr approved of the
- rctlntion, making disposition of the
I donations made by heburches on Fast
Day, to relievethe wouunded at Mant
as.as. Ilt a,,, unt thu.. a ,prj Trit
. .1 . ,U il- up )'),: - i. '
. "Doings" Abou NAt'folk.-It ,is
said,-positively, by a Norfolk corres
d pondeut of the Richmond Examiner, ,
t- that all f the masts have been takenr
e out the I. 8. steam frigates in thee
HImpton Roads, in order that they
o may approach Norfolk with better
faeility. Startling, if true!
it - 1
d We received the following intelli
d gence, published in the Memphis Ar- t
gus, of the 29th ltmo.: t
e A courier arrived at headquarters
of Gen. Pillow yesterday morning,
s bringing intelligence of a battle that
had been foughtat or near Springfield,
. Mo., in which the forces under Gen.
i- Den McCulloch gained a signal' vie
tory over th.em of Seigel, which were
1- intrenched, but could not withstand
the furious assault of the great 'Pex
d an ranger, and gave way after a hard
fight, in which it is reported that 900 I
of Siegel's men were slain, while
Gen. Meiouloch's loss was nesr 600 a
This may be somewhat exagerated, b
and the number of prisoners less than
had been reported, although there is g
little or no doubt that a signal victo- o
ry has been achieved.
. We are inclined to believe that
e there has been a battle fought, as re- a
ferred to in the above, for reason,
that many of our citizens have lately It
received letters from the Rangers to a
Sthe efect that there would soon be a i
fight between Gen. MeCulloeh'sforce I
and that of Siegel's, yet, as will be
seen by reference to dispatches pub
lished elsewhere, this report is blunt- ti
r ly contradicted by Capt. Crump, of I
Vicksburg, who arrived at Jackson, t
Mississippi, on the let inst., direct
from Memphis. Adatittingthatthere >
was a fight, it will be seen by the ti
dispatch; that the figures of slain and i'
prisoners, etc., are not to be relied on.
t We should soon know difinitely, the tl
full particulars, and probably during, a
to-day or to-morrow, will be enabled tl
r to lay before our readers the intelli- I
gence full and correct.
S We clip the following from a letter u
i of th ] 7', nsacola correspondent of b
tlh, Mobilel Adv.rtiser:r
Another deeurter from Fort Pick- t
eus was picked up last night in the L
Sound by one of the boats of Capt.
Iovelrs harbor police fleet. He at
t temnpted the passage to our side on aa
I~g,, and was in an almost exhausted
condition when discovered. He was
taken on board, kindly treated and
conveyed to the navy yard. He I
tells about the same tale as Boothby,
who camen over a week ago, and says i
that Iroothby's desertion was not dis- i
covered about twenty-four hours af
ter he left.
Hle says there is intcli dissatisfac
tioun among some of the regulars-
that they don't want to fight; enlist
ed to serve their flag against foreign
Soes, and nut for the ,urpose of cut- I
tin the throats of their brothers-
' ant that many of them would act as r
he has, if they had half a chance - r,
Billy Wilson's mten complain of the I
manner of their treatment by theirs
i ;,vermnent-that they went aboard
the. Vanderbilt, as thtey understood,t
ftr Washingtn, brit site sailed wider
sealed orl,.r- for Fort l'ick,,n. He i .
replresenlts thnm as a very turbulent
set, figlhtng. growling and stealing
Severything within their reach.
Prophecy.-It has been stated to
us under questionable authority that
a venerable Juaker lady, residing '1
t nr Riehmo , whose piety may be ti
compared to that of I.ydia or Prircil- I
la, foretold as long as ten or twelve i 11
years ago that there wouhl be a civil o
war in this country in the year 1860; e
From Fortress Mireoe. a
The steamer G*eorgiana, ('apt.
Pierson, arrived on Saturday mor
nitig from Old Point Comfort, with! h
a number of passengers. She i,
t brought intelligence that Dr. T. E. f
I Haw ling, correspondent of the New
York Commercial Advertiser, Capt, d
I Holliday, Capt. Fdward .Tenkins,
'Lieut. Small and private Small, of
11the Naxol. Brigade, and R. ihirtliff. E
Sleft Hampton on Friday morning
about 1 o'clock, on a scouting expe
dition. About daylight they were
surprised by a party of Confederates I
near New Market, and at the first
t fire Lr. Rawlags was killed by a I
shot though hie head. Lieutenant
SJolmenson and Mr. Shirtliff were also
i supposed to have been killed, and the
Iremainder made their escape.
SThe quaker City ran up to For
- tress Monroe on F'ridsay, having on
Sboard Captain Baker, a wreeker, who
Shald resided for several years in Nor.
i folk. He was picked up in a small
Sboat out-side of Cape Henry, whie ,
e attepmg n to eesar to the North.
SO(hr rnaching Iortr-ss Monroe,
t, Capt. Baker was .-lunlnoned before,
- ;en. iutle, ,who quie.tionidl
hmimni a.- ti, thtec o., litill ,,t the detioi
s and Portsmouth. He stated the de
fenses were of the most ~frmidable
character, and the troops are in ex
Scellent" spirits. He expressed the
e opinion that Norfol is repared to
r resist any attack ti s I be made
r upon it, and the numbet of troops
between the city and Richmond is
Provisions areo.bundant an&theap.
Flour is selling as low as in the city,
- while fresh butter is selling for-eigh
teen cents per pound, and new pota
toes at twenty-five cents- per bushel.
They have also an ample supply oT
salt meats, with plenty of fresh
On the coast Capt. 13. says seven
teen vessels have been captured re
4meatly by privateers, and an abmn
Sdamnt supply of coffee, which had be
come scate, had been obtained. The
I soldiers remained constantly at their
poets, and were constantly aware
of everything. that was going on at
The steamer Adelade, Capt. (an
non arrived yesterday morning and
brought some news of interest.
Preparations are said to be making
for an attack on Yorktown, by way
of Great Bethel, as soon as a regi
ment of cavalry can be obtained.
It is said at Fortress Monroe that
a powerful battery has been construe.
te on the opposite side from the
Fortrees, between Sewell's and Wil
loughby's Points, and distance three
miles, from which it is expected ri
Sed canpon will be used against the
Fortress, while that at Willoughby's
Point will operate against the Rip
31iorniation had been received at
the Fortress that the steamer
Yorktown, formerly of the line be- I
tween Richmond and New York,
will soon attemptto ran the blockade.
She is said to have a powerful arma
meat of 64 poundguns, while her en
tire hull is covered with H. railroad
iron, to resist the shots from the shipe
of war and Fortress Monroe. Her
o upper works have. been cut down, so
that but a small part of the hull is
above the water line. The Y. was
the swiftest ocean steamer afloat, and
is to have been even faster than the
Louisiana, of the Bay line. That
experiment it is thought will not be
attempted until after the bombard
ment of Fertress Monroe by the newr
The Minnesota has steam up. Her
idestination is not known. The Mon
ticello yesterday fired into a body of
Confederates a short distance above
Newport New. The Confederates
tired some heavy guns last evening
at Pigs Point Battery.
The body of Rawlings has been
brought to the Fortress, and will be
sent to New York for burial. Thei
Minnnesota has steam up every night,
in antticiaptin of a dsecent of thei
steamuer Yorktown, from Richmond.,
or 1~61. Beverly T'ucker, in the'
"Party Leaders," spoke with nearly,
the same precision. In the one case
ti,. event w1 viewed from a spiritu
al, in the ott e.r from apolitical stand
point. WVh.n we. consider the uncer-t
tainty in which all hIuman. ev-ents
art. shrouded, this forecasting of the
political horoscope:is sufficient to ar-!
rest attention. And yet it seems to
us that a comprehensive and states
manlike mindt imbued with the philo
sophy of history, ought to be able
to foresee withsome clearness the ten
' dency of national changes-such dis
integrations and reconstructious, for
instance, as have made the present
one of the most memorable eras. in the
annals both of the old world and the
_rI Riclhmond Dispatch.
Anotchrr" IVstehin",ton Artillery."-
'The. Charleston (S. C.) Courier. men
tioning the receipt of a letter from
Richmond, informing the editors that
the Washington-Artillery Volunteers,
i of the Hlampton Legion, had receiv
Ied their battery-two steel rifled,
two iron and two brass howitzersr
and are expected to move very soon,
for which all, officers and privates,
were eager, says:
As the name ,:Washington Artil
I lorv" has been illustrated in Virgin
I ia by the gallant battalion from New
Orleans, will it not be advisable for
our friends in the legion to adopt a
distinctive and convenient name ?
iW An order from the War De
partment at Washington discharges
honorably Gen'ls. Patterson and
Cadwallader, We begin to fear for
Honorable Discharge ofMajHr--Gen
LWAR DRARTMRNT AnDJT
Gas's OFFcnE, f
'Tsasington, July 19, 1861.
nIENBRAL. OR)BRPs, NO. G64.
1. Major-General Robt. Patterson,
-of the Pennsylvania Voluntee '' ill
Sbe honorably discharged frdo the
'serviceofthe United States, on the
' 27th inst., wblw*his term of duty will
I expire. Brevet Major General Cad
wallader, also of the Pennsylv:nia
Vinteerfs, wriHl be honorably dis
charged upon thie receipt of this order,
as his term of service nx pires to-day.
o am one of those awkward persons
Le that will sometimes occur, like acci
Is dents, even in the best regulatedfam
is ilies, who are " eternally," (as -my
wife has it) wanting to 1tneiw what
p. people.said. Not that I an inquisi
r, tive beyond the common order of
r- things; but it is my misfortune to be
slightly deaf. It is exceesively pain
A. ful to a man of my years and family
AT to know to what an extent the -ouna
h on is- current among my 'friends that
I could hear as well any body if I
a. pleased. Only yesterday, as Buggs
was walking past- ly house, heover
a- heard me reprcving my son Oharles
:- for elevating his vooice to a murder-
e fire-and-thieves pitch in addressing
ir me; though, being but a lad of four
e years or loss, he.e-an't be expested to
it know any better; which apolog'cean.
hardly be adopted by certain very
- offensive older heads I could mention.
d Buggs, I'tay, hearing this, becomes
incredulous forthwith (forihe-fiftieth i
g time during our six months' acquain
v tanse,) and declasres emaphatcally
that it is an utter 4mposbhility for
any person to pull wool over hisep- 1
t tics to that extent that he can be made o
to believe'Bykes is deaf.
a "Nonsense!" says Bs3ggs, gestic
- ulating impatiently with hisleft hand; 4
e " no more hard of hearing than that
stick, Sir-not a bit."
S[-Allusion is here made to Mr. ,
* Bnggs's walking stick, supposed to
p be an umsmmouly sharp stick (no
itentiois eof a pae, only suspicions
t of i sword-cane,) and consequently
r capable of extraordinary acoust ,
If there is anytiing in human na
tare that I especialy detest, it isyp
ocrisy. I wouldrather havepaan
spit in my face than call me a hypo
Scrite. I don't care what gentle euph- t
s emism he employs; asafontida by
r any other name would amell as aw
a ful. A hypocrite is a hypocrite, I
s whether you told him of it- by say
s ing that he pretended to be deafer
I than he is, or by calling him outright I
sa wolf in sheep's clothing. Perhaps i
t I am too sensitive in this particular;
l can't help it if I am. I have learn- t
- ed to ub&'uc aind control my pas-i
r sions, but I can't get over this sensi
tivenees. I can refrain from knock- I
r ing my friend down when he says, a
- "Pshaw ! Bykes, you're not so deaf a
f as you seem !" but I can't refrain c
e from wincing.
R I have made a careful calculation, t
g and I have concluded that I probably c
do not represent less than seventhou
n sand of my fellow-countrymen, (and t
e women-bless them !) in my post ioon,.
e here in this publication, as a misun
derstood and ill-treated slightly deaf
person. On behalf, therefore, of this 1
.large body of people, by me repre- 1
e srented, I propose to show that in my
r (our) case the deuce-and-all is"ot so
a black as he is painted.
I took dinner with my friend Sae
ques, one day last sunmmer, at his tru
a ly boarding-place in the country.
e Sacques is a well-meaning fellow, and
has talent in the poetical way; but
lhe is very much retired in his man
iners, personallty. Fond of society,
- possessing an appreciative sense of I
e feminine :esthetics, not aware that he a
is himself bad to look at, but at the
same time with a strong antipathy to I
r the attraction of any nudae attention j
toward his end of the table. I dis
e) covered this latterfact by the blushes I
e that suffused his pleasant counten
ance when he introduced me to' a c
chair at thedining-table-taking spe
_ cial care to introduce me to nobody
else--and by the anxious side-long a
glances he gave Hie during the early I
t part of the repast. Sacques was one i
of those who fully believed in the t
genuineness of my auricular defect;
, and Sacques was on the look-out for
_ a blunder. I was amused at the ex
pression of amazement that gradual- 1
ly spread itself over his face; but I
was sorry he seemed to have no ap
. petite, for the dinner was excellent. t
- As we left the dining-room Sacques t
v took me by the arm and led me uponI
r the piazza, taking a seat at the re
mote end thereof, overlooking the i
TanpiAn Zee, He said:
"Bykes, how's this? I. thought
you were hard of hearing ?"
" Very true, my dear fellow. What
r about it ?"
-Why, see here! Didn't I see
you go through fEor courses at our
quiet fble, where no on speakr e above
their bre'th, where there is no bill of
fare, arm& where the servtmts are so
soft spoken that halt' the time I can't
hear them myself? I want to know
how you heard so enasily, when you
are slightly denat "
" "M"i dar boy, I havn-'t heard a
sh-iblI since we erntred the ldining
roomn till you spoke to ame just now."
I Sacaquas didn't s,'em to, get any bet
ter of his amazement.
"'Y-u don't uinderetand," said 1;
" I will explain. I have karnced to
imak'- my eyes serve in th, place a-f
-nars. Mly Cappetites are not t'at;di
ou-; I eon ,.nmrally sut what is set
hbe-i-r- ea,- without aiim q1ualo I
.u m :..et
the fret course I mespoaiu t*.( il'
vat's query with a ad1; . he m
ranlly aerstands that to beh.i- t
dish he metmioed-y, ea.
aaks ame if it .wed. 4;
i- don'thear him, i-pl
i- brings me- cod. I s -eva er
'~lh until ome df my aegker
t served with a dish ink.aseat
-. -say, rost eet: I- "iUfee
t der sone roast beef; I kmshwhse is
e some, net becaee the sereat says
I so, but because l'e ee it. -After
. that eit's ay Emah to kebp beiind
Smy .neighbom a little. Some things
Si.bout this plinasy seem awkward to
I yoe; but practice makes pedeet, I
SInd it easy enough '
Sacques seemed satisaed. 'That
s being all Iwated, we- dssg ed the
r I ride agood degity ralree If
SI had been a railroad cendaTetor in
- stead of a drf-goeds dealer, ui o4y
ever should know that I was sagt
a I orefosiw pfeasant ac atamre
s in the ears. Only is" week
- I made d friend of a V*p ryi
and -soeiable oiutheran e ,
r in this way: I had b eti- i
- bany, and went by
thither. By me sat a
wearing a iitary eat, wiha ~ir ms
- I wit soon m vn 3iag. - is Wa -s
express train, and the.teiwf - "
L whenever these did ecatr I
!my hearing, his lips moved. 's I
- Iheard no sound.
SWhat upopn u iobo sy ,a "
> The li moved agiist.
e8.t a'o Ittad edeSaylosu
Once more I saw tie lip s m,
"I don't understand yen," I wa
,Tforeed to say again.
SThe military gentleman g'ttI a
r in the face, and arose in his seat, .
looking daggers at me. There 'wa.
an audible tittering in our vielbity,
"D1-n it Sir!" he declated, ih;
tone of voice that I heard petileetby
distinctly; "wlat do yo' theatn -
The gentleman was from,' frglha.
- I protested I bed none but the most
courteous intentions. 'e camW
Enow be-an their motion, and he
wheels t9eir rattling, and-myuyear
ing returned. I pjrce;dta. ". aetee
to etplain my condact in Sewin, ihe
conme afflicted with sudden deateeas
when I was asked so plain a" ques
l tion as, "Hale you any tobacco abowt
-I ought to have informid yar,,
F Sir," 'siaid to my companion, "thal
I am slightly deaf-a little hard of
hearing. You seem surprised. But
the explanation is shimple.. When
the ears are in motion, I hear even
better than these whose ears are not
defective. The . cars, in : moving,
smake considerable noise., That noise
yeo hear distinctly, we It mear it
very slightly. You raise "our voice
above the racket; but that racket
does not exist for me. I get the full
benefit of youir raisedr voice, while to
you it does not seem greatly raised,
because the act of speaking loud,
amidst noise, is involuntary.'
Owing to this simple fect being
little known, I have beencruelly mis
judged, and unjustly suspected of
" sound hearing, by a great may of the'
t ignorant in the premises.
I was once traveling in -a raikoad
Scar and heard a voice lehind me*
."This old codger what sets right
afront of us is oldDy'kes, *hat keeps
the store in--street, what we broke
into a stretcher ago come next July ;
,Is that'so, .#m I" said another
r voice; "I never seed him afore. Ain't
S.yer 'fraid he'll hear ye, though I Bet
-ter cheese yer pattet."
, "No, he said the deaf Jamnes
- 'he's deaf as a dead 'an ; mon'a
" that, couldn't nobody heat as when
a the ears tlake such a noise ; mose'n
t that, don't yer see he's fast asleept
-IJ-s wouldn't we cotch it, though,
I if he know'd as how the coves was
a-settin' behind him what aracltsa
t his cellar-door with a jimmy and -
prigged such a jolly haul of swag?"
t Mr. James M'Knuchler, the well
known cracksman, proceeded to re
count his interesting exploit with
r cmeriderable partially-supp'eassd hit
arity, while I was judiciously mId
Sding my satisfaction. At next std
tion 1 arose, stretched myself and
twalked out; entering another care
V the train moved oaf, and, thloagh
I the conductor's aid, finding a brace
,)f "Cr.'sCenta" on board, who took
1tl asntonisheld James and eompan
ion into tlhir charge. They are now
nruralizing at 1nton Ilouge, all for
- want ,f a knowledge of the fact I
have here divulged.
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