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A Bloody Scene on she Confederate
Cruiser's feck. C ,'. Philadelphia Timtes. The Kearsarge steamed away to sea ward until about nine or ten miles from the breakwater, when she veer ed ind went direct for the Alabama. That stopped the chaff the boys had been passing around about her hav ing weakened and turned tail, and each one seemed to realize at last that this was to be no child's play. By this time about three miles inter vened between the belligelents,which was rapidly being decreased. When within'about a mile and a quarter from the Kearsarge the Alabama veered, presenting the staboard broadside, and opened the ball by tiring hnr ll0-poinder rifle pivot at an elevation of two thousand yards range, followed almost instantaneous ly a whole broadside. The guns were worked and served with the utmost rapidity, and in a few minutes an other broadside was poured in, when the Kearsarge, being by this time about eight hundred yards distant, presented her starboard battery and the firing became general. The spirit of'carnage had begun to animate the crew and the desire to be the upper dog in the fight stirred each man to emulhtion. A few broadsides passed when th'e Keaesarge, under full head way ,it' steam, forged ahead, steering so as toi pass the Alabama's stern and rake tier fire and aft, and also get between her and the shore. 'l'his manw.uvre was checkmated by a port helm. causing both vessels to move in a circle, revolving around a con mon center distant from each other about five or six hundred yards. The firing, meantime, continued with un abated vigor. The steady directness of the fire from the Kearsarge now began to be felt. The Il-inch shells poured into the ill-fated Alabama with sickening legularity and preci sion, dealing death and destruction on every hand. Guns weredismoun ted and their crews decimated by a single shot. Early in the action a shell =truck the blade of the fan, breaking it short off and injuring the rudder. Another landed in the en gine room and tore things all to pie ces, damaging the machinery, making a hole in the boiler, and flooding the. stoke-hole with boiling water. On deck the prospect was no more cheering. Men dropped dead, cut in twain by shot or shell, while the groans of the wounded, struck by the crashing and flying splinters mingled with the muttered curses of the seamen and the hoarse orders of gunners and ofHicers. At hIal'past 12 Mr. Kell had jib and foretopsails hoisted and attempted to stand in toward shore, distant by this time about five miles. Thlis was prevented by her qpponeut ranging up and pouring in a raking tire of shot and shell. Word was past att almost immediately that the vessel was sink ing, whereupon a flag of truce was saspended from the quarter andi the new officer, Sinclair, sent in a boat to sunrrender the vessel. )During his ab sence, the whole boat, dingey and three cutters were launched, and pre parations imade to desert the doomed vessel. Befoire they could be per fected, however, she settled by the stern, her head rising high out of the water. The mainmast, which had Iben already badly shattered by the firing, went by the board, and a few seconds sufficed to engulph the shat tered bulk of the late scourge of the seas. Struggling in the vortex were many of her crew, and the efforts of Sinclair, who had received permission from Captain Winslow to return and rescue the survivors, were soon ably secondled by the boats of the Deer hound, two cutters from the Kear earge and two French pilot boats, who were near the spot. The whale boat and the dingey of the Alabama, with the boats of the Deerhound, well freighted, made quickly for the yacht, which immediately steamed to the northward, bearing safely away from captivity Captain Semnmes and a ma jority of his "best bowers," while the cutters transferred their cargoes to the Kearsarrge. One pilot boat turned over those she had rescued to the same sheltering care, while the other one stood in for shore and aided in the escape of those who were lucky enough to get on board of her. Tie Kearsage piicked up and had trans ferred to her decks a total of five ofli cers. sixty-three men and one dead body. Semmes, on board of the I)eerhouud, reached Southamplton with thirteen of his officers and near thirty of his crew and petty officers. The pilot boat lanuded quite a num ber. and the killed and drowned were anever nccunnted for. C3oqUwa sas on wTE CxIs8. Utica Courier. TVie night before last the Utica Cro quet club -composed entirely of young ladies--held its second meet ing for the season of 1881. T*o new members were admitted, and propo sals for membership were made. The committee on resolutions made their expected report. The resolutibns were written on scented paper, and penned with violet ink. After the business of the evening had been fin ished, the young lady sitting on the ottoman suddenly exclaimed : "Oh, my! Girls, did you hear about Conkling ?" "No. What isit?" said the four missed on the settee, in one breath. "Why, he's resigned !" "Resigned to what? Has he been dangerously sick ?" said the secre tary. "No, no. Can't you understand? He has given up his senatorship." "Goodness gracious! Ain't that too bad ?" "How much did he get for it V' queried the girl with the album in her lap. "Why, you silly thing; you ought to read the newspapers. Senator Conkling got dissatisfied with some thing in Washington, and resigned his office into the hands of Gov. Cor nell. There was a misunderstanding betwee-l him and the President about some mxnn named Rob-Robert-Rob erts-Let me see. Robertson-No, that ain't it. Oh, yes-Robertson. l)ear suz! They say the whole coun try is in a crisis." "I read all about that," said the president of the club, knowingly, "Senator Conkling and this Robert son had some kind of a fuss, while they were trying a law suit. Come to think, Mr. Conkling wanted to give him some instructions, and Rob ertson wouldn't have it. Then the President appointed Robertson to collect money in some ward in New York City- " "That wasn't it," interrupted the first speaker. "The President told 3Ir. Robertson to stand at some lock -a dead lock, they call it-and see that the canal-boat captains paid their tolls. The man who was put out of a job by Mr. Robertson get ting the situation, used to go to school with Mr. Conkling." "What I want to know," said a young lady, "is how the President could order these men around so? Didn't I read in a paper the otherday that MIr. Conkling was the boss. I" "My sdkes ! that's funny," ejacula ted the secretary; "I heard my brother say it was a man named Blaine, who came here from Canada, and wanted to run the whole country, who caused the disturbance. The President made Blaine a present of a cabinet organ, and then he never stopped begging until he got a whole set of tfurniture, too. That madule the other man who didn't get anything jealous."' "What were the guns tiring for to day ?" asked the girl on the settee. "You see, the Senate helped Roh ertson to get this job," answered the first speaker, "and the half-breeds were so glad thw* they borrowed sonme cannons." "Who are the half-breeds? Ind ians ?" "I am not sure, but I don't th:'pk they are. They must have come fiere when the canal opened." "Girls," exclaimed the president of the mneeting, "do( you know that I think that firing was a real battle ? I read in the paper last week about th`e 'War on !the President.' Isn't it awful ?"' "And I saw 'How the bomb struck !" "Oh, these horrible half-breeds!" ejaculated five voices at once. "Yes,"' continued the president, "and I believe they are going to be commanded by that Gen. Mahone who came to Washington with a red shirt on and tried to scare everybody.' "I'm going home," fiaintly said the secretary. "Let us all go," said the girl on the settee. "Oh, I hope we won't meet any half-breed:." A WOMAN'S QUICK WIT Letter to Cincinnati Commercial. The part of Tennessee through Swhich I have been knocked about is full of reminiscences of the war, but there is none of its bitterness left. In war time the people were greatly divided in their sentiments, and no man could tell t'other from which. This remark reminds me of a story I heard yesterday about an estimable woman of seventy odd, who died two or three years ago here on the moun tains. One day duringthe war when the country was fairly nlive with gue rillas, she had occasion to take some Svaluable h od.s with her on a trip she i hore, back of ber. W h6t,i sh ' gone some distance in the wiods she heard'a squad of guerillas :apprac ing, and know bg her gopda would not be safe for a moment,he :hestrad dled her` horse, man fashion, and throwing her long skirt over the packages behind her, completely con cealed it. When the guerillas rode up she was unable to guess whether they belonged to the North or the South-their uniform being no spol tion whatever. She determined, if questioned, to play a bluff game with them, and she soon had a chance to exercise her wit. "Hello !" called out one of the guerillas. "Hello !" she returned. "What side are you on I" he challenged. She laughed a good laugh at him as she replied, kicking out her feet, "On both sides, of course; can't you see R" This brought a roar from the whole squad, and they be gan to banter her in her own fashion. "Which side is your old man on t" asked one of them. "He's on neith er side," she laughed: "he's on his back, and has been for years." Such wit saved her, and they let her pass on unmolested. THE SCIENCE OF KISSING. Science in the last few years has gained a terrible foothold in this world. It has rattled the dry bones of fogyism, made pi out of worn out theories, upset ideas which have been established for centuries. The lat est and most astonishing fact that has been developed is that there is a scientific mode of kissing. The day when a young man could grab a girl around the neck and gobble a kiss in a rough but comfortable manner is past. The time when he could en circle her waist with one arm, get his shirt bosom full of hair oil, and pi rouette his lips over every square inch of her countenance is no more. Science has proclaimed against it, and man shudders but remains silent. The old, style of kissing which sounds like tearing a clapboard off a smoke house, is now considered bad taste, and consequently going out of fashion, although the majority of girls admit that science has cruelly destroyed all the comfort of a long, lingering, heart thrilling kiss, and this fact caused them to express no little regret. The improved scientific method of kissing is to throw the right arm languidly around the fair one's shoulder, tilt her chin up with the left hand, until her face is pointed at an angle of 70 degre:.--or rather until, it has an aspect resembling the bowsprit of a clipper built sloop. Then stoop softly and graze about her lips in a quiet, sudden sort of way, and tickle her nose with your moustache until she cries "Ouch !" This is scientific kiss ing:; but there is no consolation in it-nothing to make a man feel like as it a couple of galvanic butterflies were galloping along his spinal col umn. It is flat-lukewarm, it lacks substance, and, if not stale, it is at least u uprofitable. AN OHIO MAN AT HEART. The other day I ran across an old friend who has figured somewhat in the foreign service. "What are you doing here?" "WVell, the fact is I want to be Con sul at -, and the indications are that I can get it if I push my claim." "Well, I don't see what claim you have on this country. You didn't get wounded more than once or twice in the late unpleasantness, and you haven't squandered more than ten thousand for the party. Besides that, you're too far west. Indiana is a lit tle out of range just now. Why don't you come from Ohio ?" '"Well," he replied, "that's pretty good argument. Just between us now, not to be repeated anywhere, I wor an Ohio naH -tt Ieart.'-Washington Capital RRIED AT SIGHT. Milwaukee .ntinel. r vSwain, of Peshtigo, was one the happiest of mortals yester day A widower, the owner of a fif ty-acre farm, hie desired and came to the city to form a new matrimonial alliance. He discovered his affinity in a well-known woman on the West Side named Rika K. Schwanz, em bellished her with jewelry at a sec oud-hand store, purchased her a long, white veil, which trailed on the walk behind her, and large loops of the same material for her shoulders. They were married by a justice and proceeded northward on the evening train, the bride wearing her veil and puffs, and the bridegroom arrayed as hlie came;' carrying under his arm a paper bundle, through which an end of a long loaf of brown bread pro truded. They found all the people, at the depot in smiles and declared that Milwaukeeans were the happiest people on the face fthe globe. cnFtom.e a the towue egres. "m enable Idl to co~4dnot the ,. r o Prye c1.: In a manner btat massu mi stain l publio of New Orles bave beenbefnV to end andD anash __aian . . ý" N I .TD28. A>JTI FURNITURE AND . EITAKII HMEI, (PIPBR 4 BADFORYD'S OLD 8TAA1 ) MAIN STREETBATON ROUGE, LA Dealer in Bedsteads, Armoirse BUREAUS, AND CHAIRS OF EVERY DESCRIPTIQO, Parlor aid Bed-oom Sets, .itaoe itBh ' And various other articles at the lowest market price. Metallic and Imitatio e. oa 1. kinds, with Hearse when required, furnished at any hour. Also, Waves Wire ,ltrdu.: These Mattresses are so well known that it Is not necessary to enlaseg upon their merits. Their superiority over all apringels, they are elastic, noiseleu, durale, cleanly, health. ful and economical. The Guy Wire is an improvement, consistingof a lagewire put on the fablric,which makes a stiff edge, and prevents itabetlgpr en the feb rail. N1 o other Mattress possesses this feature. Guaranteed for five years. 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Also, a large and varied stock of Gents', Ladies', Misses' and Children's Shoes. PARASOLS-Silk. Gingham and Cotton-a large assortment. MILLINERY AND NOTIONS-My Spring Stock will be complete by the 10th or 16th of Aprl, and will be replenished every month with the latest novelties of the season. ANDREW JACKSON, COTTO1NT - B*.TER. -AND DEALER IN- GROCERIES AND fPlNTATION SUPPIiS, NORT H EAST Corner Main and Third Streets, . fehb ° BATON ROUGE, LA. Louisiana Life Insurance Company. 39 ................Carondelet Street--------............... 39 NEW ORLEANS, LA. IFEý D .-T ACCIET I THE ONLY COMPANY DOING BUSINESS IN LOUISIANA WHICH Secures Policy Holders by a Deposit with the state ! WINSLOW ROBINSON, General Agent. No. 4. PIXE'S ROW ........................BATON ROUGE, LA. nl03 MANUFACTURER OF Steam fraiis, Strike Pans, Boilers and Tanks, STEAM PIPE AND STEAM FITTIBNGS OF ALL KINDS, - AND - ALL KINDS t SUGAR HOUSE WORK. TWORfllBgOPI s CORNER FRONT AND MAIN STREETS, NEAR THE FERRY LANDING, feb6 BATO2v RbUGE, LA. NICHOLAS WAX, ST. LOUIS STREET-.......................COURTHOUSE SQUARE Wholesale and Retail Grocer. _DEALER IN_ Wnf10T1 IWIi AIT 0r IWsm Bem, TN P CROCKERY, LAMPS, CUTLERY, CIGARS AND TOBACCO. Agent for Blats' Celebrated Milwaukee Lager Beer. Beef Tongues! Fancy, New York City, Sugar Cured-Can vasea-iust received at family grocery of iune23 JOSHUA BEAL. BAGW IN.T AND TIES-I hbare in atore a .vUL u. large supply of Jute Bagging andArrow Ties for sale at the lowest prices. ANDREW JACKdSON. BD0l0 M AND WASHBOARDS-- A BROO ond supply of Brooms and Washboards for sale low at the store of ANDREW JACKSON. Baton Rouge. Chleeate and Co**. Fresh and Cbhoir. at hami,1 Grocery of JOilITA BEAL. IHamn, Hame ! I have on hand a choice article of Sugar Cured Hams for family use. ANDREW JACKSON. Lemons I Lemones Fresh Lemons, best to be procured, now in stock, at family grocery of JOSHUA BEAL. 4 Venr Old. M"v 4 Year Old Apple Vinegar is aleadid SgdkR. Try it JOSHUA BEAL. I take leds~ae ina nottfyinlg the pbli that I hav made arrasemottosLp ICo aoatat ly om band. whIb I will edl at the astmnry rae. IL D. TrOMAS. Oorner Mai amd St. Aatboey USosts. e .e tnL Pasm lli es will 0be4e PLANTATION tSUPPLIESh,e Corner of Third sdt COvemt St. feb15 BATON ROUGE, LA. L. JADOT.. 0. e VAt. JADOT A VAY . AUCTIONEERS And Real Estate Agents3 ODceadSleroin: ? dar d a-u plýo C HARLEU WISOK avaing Just reeived £ large supply @1 Pere Leke Zoo Cotner of Tirdo and Cltonve dtiot, Deeadl in Facy ud stapis s Fe,, o asswre feblo BATON ROUGE, LA. L MRS. C. BONING, .BOO!, MUSIC. AID ARIETY STORE, Third St ear tate oue BATON BOUGE, LA. tEALIER n School, Me dus isak . Books,. Staple and Far SttoaMsh esl Instruments, Sheet nste, Womete " s and Notnous of all loca de for teelebra ted Blake Piano Sdit pots neelved fr any Newspaper or Mpe npubishen . SEO. M.EHEROMAN, Manager. sugtlvaiS Om. 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Cutt S1wCbees_ ,¶ork8tsae-_-_ "w te est'" at Fmsy Gesesry of JOHUA Uaw A '