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T II E
TRINITY JOURNAL
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UY SEAMAN fe GORDON.
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I Wouldn’t! Would You ?
I wouldn’t give much for a girl with a bonnet
That cost lii'ty dollars when it was new ;
Who sports a large muff with a hairy tail on it,
That hangs down in front of it just as it grew,
I wouldn’t give much for this female ! would you ?
I wouldn’t give much for a female who prances,
Promenading all the thoroughfares through,
Giving thanks to (lie clerks, or amorous glances,
Enough to turn her eyes all askew.
I wouldn't give much for this female ! would you?
The following is a reply to the above, written
by a lady :
i wouldn't ! would vou ?
1 wouldn’t give much for a chap who has ‘ gone it,’
’Till lie’s run every cent of his legacy through ;
Whose simpering chin has a huge goatee on it,
That hangs down on it just as it grew,
I wouldn’t give much for this fellow! would you ?
I wouldn't give much for a chap with a collar,
That’s made to stand up, almost over his ears,
Who wears white kid gloves that cost over a dollar,
And a coat that belongs to some knight of the
shears.
I wouldn't give much for this fellow ! would you ?
A Fern Leaf for the Men.
“ Ily your leave, gentlemen.”—Oi.u Plat.
The men have all had a time of it over
the women’s fashions. All right—they arc
ridieulous—but how is it with the men's ?—
They don’t approve of hoops. Every mo
ther’s son of ’em wears a strip of moroceo,
or some other stiffening in the hems of his
trouser legs, to make them stand out. —
Don’t 1 know ?
They disapprove of superfluous trimmings
on ladies’ bonnets : Well and good ; but
they have all made footmen of themselves
this spring, by wearing a broad band of
black velvet “ all around their hat.” Don’t
I know ?
They think ladies’ dresses should suit their
stylo, size and figure : Do they ? Every
male Anakim you meet wears the waist of
his coat up under his arm-pits, because his
tailor tells him to. Don’t 1 know ?
They are disgusted with the lengthened
skirts of ladies’ dresses : They, themselves,
go waddling ubout the streets with their
coat-tails flapping against their heels, till a
a Roman Catholic priest, or an Andover
Theological Student is a fool to ’em. Don't
1 know ?
Of course they never step into Phalon’s
to have their locks twisted with the curling
tongs, under pretence of “ getting Sham
pooed” I’ooh 1
Of course, they don’t diligently read the
newspaper all the time, and then ask the
barber, with an innocent start of astonish
ment, when he gets through, “ What the
d—ogs he has been doing to their hair ?”—
Oh no 1
Of course, the military gentlemen never
pad out the breasts of their coats till they
look like trussed Thanksgiving turkeys I—
Oh no !
Of course, the men never wear false mus
taches, or “ gutta percha paddings for lan
tern jaws,” and never dye their whiskers, or
beards, or hair, every Saturday night, and
refuse all invitations to visit, the latter part
of the week ! Oh no ! Sensible fellows,
every mother’ 8 8011 ’em. llless—their—
p-r-c-c-i-o-n-s, g-r-c-U-*, h-i-g s-o-u-l-s!—N. Y.
Ledger.
A sentimental butcher, on seeing the ok!
church in Franklin street turned into a meat
market, remarked with a sigh, “ Of a veri
ty the spirit hath yielded to the flesh. ’ —W.
Y. Ledger.
Anniversary Week in New York. — lie
spectublc Elderly Gentleman. —Can you tell
ie, my little mau, where to find the Bible
tlousc ?
Little Man. —Not as I knows on, Old
Spectacles, but I knows where's the Bowery
Theatre.
Fanny Fern says there are but three
handsome men in New Y'ork city, and one
of them is Horace M reeky l
THE TRINITY JOURNAL
WEAVERVILLE, TRINITY COUNTY, CAL., SATURDAY MORNING, JUNE 28. 1850.
The following extract from “ Sniktaw’s”
Inst letter wo take from the Golden Era. —
it is well worth reading :
TO HEIl UOVAI. MAJESTY, EMILY n.
Sweet vovngcr to the calm and holy shores
of Lethe beyond Jordan, to the land of com
fort. The strains that whilom you evoked
from your living lyre, fell upon my car as soft
and dulcet as the sweetest breathings of an
JKolian harp, when stricken by the noon
breeze ; but there is no music that will sound
in a fellow’s cars longer than six weeks at a
time, and if you wish to hold the Orphean
spell over me any longer, stride your lute
once again, and I will be mute to listen. 1
M ould like to know what in blazes is the
matter with you. If you don’t love me any
longer, say so ! It may be fun to you to
sock the harpoon of love into me up to the
handle, and then jerk on the line, in order
to sec me cut up all sorts of antics, but it is
anything else to me. I have racked my
brain for the last two weeks to guess what
is the reason you don’t write, and nfter think
ing over everything, have come to the con
clusion that you nre sick as blazes ; in my
humble opinion, nothing but a long spell of
sickness would keep you from writing. If
you are, I would recommend you to keep
a large supply of ltadways Ready Relief,
Webber’s Invigorating Cordial, and Devine’s
Lozenges on hand. A person ought never
to be without a gallon of each ; they are
first rate in all chronic cases, and will gen
erally effect a cure in about three days ; nev
er takes longer than a week. I sec a notice
in the papers where a man was laying on his
back for five years, and could not rise ; one
single application of the Relief cured him,
and he straightway rose from the bed. That
is what I eall running pretty strong opposi
tion to Christ raising the dead. Rut if you
have gone plumb in, and don’t sec any shou'
of living more than three u’ceks, I would
advise you to send for Dr. . I see
by his advertisement that he is about the
only man in the State that understands our
cases. He M ill probably charge pretty hea
vy, but I intend to pay the bill. What are
a few slugs in this world I Tell him to
charge it to Sniktaw. Talking about Snik
tiiw, what do you think about that counter
feit Sniktaw, that hails from Folsom ? Hard
to fool you with their corn bread when there
is biscuit around, ain’t it Em. ? Speaking
of Folsom, lie says that the God of Nature
has done a heap for that place. Well, I ex
pect He has, but he forgot to say that Hu
man Nature was running stronger opposi
tion than the Cal. Stage Compaq ever did.
He says that there are men there, in every
sense of the n r ord. Nobody doubts that ;
I have never seen a place yet but what there
was. Up this way, they range all the way
from loafers to nabobs—from parasites to
statesmen, and from statesmen down to for
ty degrees below zero. He winds up by ex
tending to the editors of this paper an invi
tation to come to a ball up that way.—
That was all right enough, but he ought to
have scut ’em a change of shirts, and grub
enough to last ’em till they got there.—
Pretty hard for three editors to travel 300
miles on $1 25. If you see anything of that
Sniktaw around Grass Valley, I wish you
would make the following proposals to him :
I will sell out all the Sniktaw honor I have
got to him for $15.000 —one-half cash, and
the balance in granite, at cash price ; or, if
he will agree to immortalize both of us, I
will give him my slow note on parchineutfor
$2000 ; or, if he will agree to lay low and
say nothing, I will immortalize both of us
(and at the same time throw considerable
of a halo around you) for $15,000, one-half
in granite, and the balance when he takes it
out. Ry so doing, one bust would do for
DEVOTED TO THE INTERESTS OE TRINITY COUNTY.
[From Hutchings’ California Magazine.]
Memories--To my Sister,
nr moxadxock.
Do you remember, my sister,
Our home in the “ Old Granite State,”
In the days ere our family circle.
Were ruthlessly broken by late ?
Do you remember in spring-time,
The carpet of beautiful green,
Then spread out before the old farm-house,
While snow on the hill-tops was seen ?
Do you remember our rambles,
After sweet-scented, modest May flowers,
That nestled in green pasture hillocks.
And smiled in the warm April showers ?
Do you remember the garden,
And apple trees branching and strong,
Where the beautiful red-breasted rebins,
Build their nests singing all the day long?
Do you remember, dear sister,
The Bible that lay on the stand,
And how we all knelt down together
And prayed in a family band ?
Do you remember, one evening,
How we knelt by our father's bedside,
IIow kindly and fondly ho blessed us
Before ho so peacefully died '!
These remembrances haunt mo, dear sister,
lu the vales of this far-off gold land
And memory oft brings together
Tin' loved ones and lost of our band.
[From the Golden Era.]
“ Sniktaw.”
both of us. The State is in debt, and ev
ery honest man ought to try and curtail ex
penses. If none of these propositions suit,
1 am willing to leave everything to you. I
would just as soon have one name as anoth
er. If you want to give me another, I’ll use
it, or if you would like to change your uume,
I’ll do all iu my power to help you.
“ Delta,” a literary poet of Todd’s Tal
ley, seems to take exceptions at the name of
Sniktaw, also. All I am waiting for, is to
get about a dozen of them chaps iu range,
and then I’ll whale ’em, sure.
I sec that the “ Ilansum Kurnel” is Hith
er shy here lately ; has not made any advan
ces since lie sent you his Daguerreotype.—
Nothing would afford me more pleasure than
to get a side-winder at that man. He thinks
because he wrote a few articles for the paper,
and managed to get an interest in the Era,
that he can have everything his own way.
Some people in this world have a heap of
brass. 1 actually believe that he would run
for a seat in the Legislature, and think it
was all right if the jwople would bring him
out. In my humble opinion, Em., you will
give that man an almighty tall (ling before
you get through with him. It is said that
“ Freedom shrieked when Kusinsco fall
but O, cracky ! wont Venus do some pretty
tall hollering when the “ hansuni kurnel”
comes down, tearing them chequered pants
all to smash ! I hope you will make an ex
ample of him. It is of no use for outsiders
to try to make an impression when the gen
vine article is in the field, and can’t read his
title clear by a long shot. I would not won
der at all if you flung me “ sky-high, and
worse than that,” before you get through
with me. If you do, I won’t get mad at
you, as I like to see you have your own fun ;
everything that affords you pleasure, is about
the same as going to the circus for me.
About two weeks since I drew out the
following notices :
“ Joined in the holy tics of wedlock, by the
Rev. Mr. Dow, Jr., the gifted npd majestic Snik
taw, to the “ high-steppin’ ” and eloquent Emily
B.”
“ One year after date, born into tliiH world of
sin and sorrow,Augustus Cicsar Hannibal Sniktaw
only surviving son of Mr. and Mrs. Sniktaw.”
Unless things assume a different shape, I
fear we will never need them. 'When you
wrote your poetry for me, one of the editors
at the first glance, thought it was intended
for him, but on finding it was not, offered
his chance very cheap. Well, now, if I
don’t hear from you iu the next three weeks,
I’ll sell out for $15—$4 down, and the bal
luncc in one, two and three years ; that is
five dollars less Ilian lie would take, certain.
How would such a notice as this look iu
print :
“ Whereas, Emily li. has throwed me off,
without provocation. Know all men by
these presents that if she runs head over
heels in debt, I wont pay nary cent townrds
getting her all right again.”
“ Wave, Munich, all thy banners wave,
And charge with all thy chivalry.”
I have no idea that any such thing will
happen, but if the worst comes, I will bring
in the following bill, sure :
Damage of the affections $4,000
Wear and tear of body und soul conse
quent upon overexcitement brought
on by love letter from Em. II.,. .. . $0,000
Sundries $0,000
Total $10,001)
I’ll give Col. .1earns half my claim down
to plead the cause, and in all probability he
will get the other half before he gets through.
He understands the law, and can twist it in
to two different shapes without hurting his
conscience. I intend to put you to some
trouble, sure and certain, unless you give me
satisfactory evidence of having good reasons
for “ puling your ineffectual fires but this
is all surmise on my part, and I hope it wont
turn out that way.
A good Methodist minister at the West,
who lived on a very small salary, was great
ly troulTled nt one time to get his quarterly
installment, lie had called on his stewurd
a number of times, but had each time been
put off with some excuse. His wants ut
length becoming urgent, lie went to his
steward and told him that lie must have his
money, as his family were suffering for the
necessaries of life.
‘‘Money !” replied the steward. “ You
preach for money ! I thought you preached
for the good of souls 1”
“ Soul t /” replied the minister; ‘‘I can’t
rat souls, und if I could, it would take a
thousand such us yours to muke a decent
j meal.-”
To Daioiitebs. —The secret that you dare
not tell your mother, is a dangerous secret,
I and one which will be likely to bring you
sorrow and suffering iu the end.
■ - ■ — — —
A Woman’s Will.—Won’t ! ! !
»-■
Why is the new French baby like the tail
of a herring ?
Because it is the last of the bony-parts.
[From Young America. ]
The Modern American Representative.
A MELODRAMA, IN ONE ACT.
The scene is laid in the Dining Room of IV ix-
u's Hotel, Washington. Time, 11 A. M.
SCENE I.
Euler the lion. Mr. II—B—T, (Representative in
Congress,) nml friend.
II—n—r.—The table cleared appears, yet have
I not
Of gong nor bell heard sound.
I thought 'twas customary to awake the boarders
For the matin meal.
Such negligence is inexcusable. What ho ! there,
John, or James, whute’cr thy nume.
Seek breakfast for myself and friend, instanter.
Waitkii, (submissively,) —I would, your honor,
glad obey, but cannot.
II—B-—T.—llow ? Cannot! Rascal 1
Waitkk.—Your honor must obtain an order
From the powers that be ; the time's so late,
1 dare not risk the punishment w hich 1 might get
If in such disobedience discovered.
II—li —t.— Go ! get the hence!
Thou vile and miserable rascal,
This instant bring me breakfast, warm,
For two—or else this instant die 1 ( Shown pistol.)
Dost know that I my country's representative
In Congress am? and dost thou dare refuse me
breakfast ?
Avaunt! or well 1 know my passion will o’crpow
er me,
And I some deed of horror soon shall do. [ Kxil
Waiter.
scene u.
(Some dee or ten minutes supposed to have elaps
ed, magnified by the hungry Representative’s
impatience into half an hour. During the time
the waiter has been endeavoring to obtuiu the
desired meal. II—H—T and friend seated at
a table, on which are plates, knives, forks, 4c.)
II—n—t.—I tell thee that my blood did warm
within me,
And strong desire I felt to utterly destroy him.
Enter K—t—g, (the head trailer.)
K—t—o.—Sir, I’m sorry, but
II—n—T.—( Interrupting ,) Another? Out,vil
lian! hound 1
I want then not around me ;
Give mo my breakfast 1
K—t—o.—Hut, sir
11—n—t.—Dost hear me ? Dost see this pistol ?
Now, by mine head, If but three minutes more
I have to wait, lliy brains shall strew the floor.
K—T—a.—Without an order from the office,sir,
1 dure not, at this hour, noccdc to your demands.
If you will wait
H—b—t.—-Now, hireling hound, take that Tot
thy reward !
And dare not thus address a Representative again.
(Throws chair at Walter, following it up with the
coffee urn, plates, knives, 4c. Walter defends
himself. Ollier waiters rush to his assistance.
A general melee ensues, in the midst of which
II— n— t draws his pistol and shoots K— t —o
through the heart, who, falling dead, is imme
diately surrounded by his fellow waiters, who
sob a mournful dirge over his body.
[Tam.bai'.]
II—b—t.— Thus perish allsuch hireling knnvc !
My dignity is a thing too sacred to be trifled with
lly such as he. Faugh 1 his body taints the air.
Exeunt II h- t, to deliver himself to thr Authorities,
secured from danger by his pul lie station.
SCENE III.
A Court Room. 11 n — t at bar. Justices on
bench.
Justice.—Were you a common hireling such an
he you slew,
Our indignutlon would know no bounds ;
Kut as you are a representative, and a gentleman
withal,
And have but dyed your hands in plchean blood,
The Court can but regret the deep indignity
Which forced you to this deed.
Had the deceased killed you, ’twould have been
murder 1
Ilut circumstances alter cases, and iny respect for
your high station,
Will not allow me to do more than require,
That you shall, in ten thousand dollars bail, be
bound
To answer to tho charge of manslaughter.
(Two friends of 11—n r enter into bonds for him,
and lie retires, amid loud shouts from hiH friends
while the Justices make a polite bow.)
Enter the tlmldess of Liberty, who has been an obser
ver oj the aff air.
Goddess ok LniEnTY, (solus.) —And this is mod
ern justice ! this a gentleman, forsooth t
Alas ! that delegated power should thus liecome
The screen for murder. And so the servant is,
Where it should be the master.
Alas ! that this, my best-beloved child,
America, should so disgrace its birth.
May the time quickly come, when ruffians,
Though high in otlicc they may be,
Intrusted with the cares of nations, even,
Shall bo but ruflluna still, and as such treated.
[ Exeunt Omnes.
The Detroit Advertiser relates a story con
cerning the novel manner in which a gay wid
ower cured a youthful lover of his passion as
follows :
Mrs. , was a pretty w idow of twenty
eight, left rich by her husband, a respecta
ble and wealthy farmer, who judiciously died
about the age of fifty. H , a sighing
swain of twenty, fell in love with this charm
ing widow during a school vacation, and was
thereby distracted from study and nearly
frantic. IIis father who "designed him for
the ministry,” hud a peculiar horror for the
sw eet w idow w hom lie regarded as little bet
ter than one of the wicked. Her black eyes,
her heaving bosom, and her elastic tread
were to him only the symbol** <i( ylij Pick.
He was iu despair, he visited the widow, and
besought of her, if she had a particle of
mercy, not to ruin his son. In vain the wid
ow protested that she had used no arts—
had only seeu the youth a few times and was
entirely indifferent to him—the father still
insisted, and the pretty widow promised that
if his boy came to see her again, it should
be his last visit. Not many days passed,
when the enamored youth made his arrange
ments for a visit, of which the widow lmd
notice. The few previous interviews between
them had taken place under circumstances
peculiariy favorable to romance and senti
ment, upon moonlight walks or in parlor
tete-a-tetes. This time the timid youth was
told upon his arrival that Mrs. was at
the barn ; whither ho went and found his
beau-ideal with skirts knee-high, dressed in
a man’s boots, and covered with a man's hut,
a pipe iu her mouth, a mug of cider in her
baud, superintending her men—killing hogs,
lie never came again—it was too killiug.
PuKrilCTIOXS OK TIIK KmI'EROR NlClIOI.AS.
—Te Indianapolis Journal gives the follow
ing extract from a lecture given by the lion.
11. W. Ellsworth, late Minister to Sweden,
being the language of the Emperor of Rus
sia used in an interview with the lecturer :
“Sir,” said the Emperor Nicholas, in n
mcmorablo diplomatic interview between
him and your speaker, during those recent
revolutions that struck down Hungary, rc-1
modeled France, and broke the bond of
union between Denmark and her revolted
Dutchies, causing nearly every monarch to
tremble for his throne, “Sir I view calmly
all this agitation. Russia is untouched,
and will not mingle with it. Her hour has
not yet come, though her destiny cannot
long bo delayed ! Sho will soon be iu a
protracted contest, in which England and
France will be her opponent; those nations
so long and naturally hostile to each other,
will be arrayed in unison against her 1”
“And what, your Majesty, will he the
result of this great contest ?”
“Favorable to Russia, beyond doubt. 1
shall rise superior to nil reverses, and pro
tract the contest until I weary out my ene
mies. Rut there is another war looming up
in the distance—a struggle between cons I i
tutional and unrestricted monarchy, in which
nearly nil Europe will stand opposed to
Russia, while Turkey, her natural enemy,
with Persia and Asia, will be lighting at
her side.”
"Still favorable to Russia, though it will
be bloody and protracted. Rut a third and
still mightier contest is approaching, in
which the world will ho involved—n strug
gle between what is called tyranny, in any
form, and freedom. Into thisstruggle your
nation will be forced from its present policy,
and compelled to tuke a leading part! It
will be a struggle such us history never rc
corded.”

A Licsson kor Moth sks. — The Birming
ham (Eng.) Journal prints the following
account of a Hogging the Prince of Wales '
received from a poor boy: “During Her
Majesty’s residence some years ago, at Os
borne, in the Isle of Wight, her children
were accustomed to rambol along the sea
shore. Now it so happened on one occasion
that, the young Prince of Wales met a hoy
who had been gathering sea shells. The
boy had got u basket full. The young
Prince, presuming upon his high position,
thought himself privileged to do w hut he
pleased with impunity. So without any
notice he upset the basket of shells. The
poor lad was very indignant, and observed :
‘Yon do that again, and I’ll lick you.’ ‘Put
the shells into the basket,’ said the Prince,
‘and see if I don’t.’ The shells were gath
ered up and put into the basket. ‘Now,’
suid the lad, ‘touch ’em again, old fellow, if
you dare,’ whereupon trio Prince again
kicked over the shells. And the boy ‘pitched
into him,’ and gave him such a licking as
few Princes ever had. His lip was cut open,
his nose knocked considerably out of its per
pendicular, and his eyes of a color which
might have well become the champion of u
prize ring. His disfigured face could not
long be concealed from his royal mother.
She inquired the cause of his disfigurement.
The Prince was silent, but at last confessed
the truth. The poor boy was ordered be
fore the Queen. He wus asked to tell his
story. He did so in a very straightforward
manner. At its conclusion, turning to her
child, the Queen said : ‘You liavo been
I rightly served, Hir. Had you not been pun
l ished sufficiently already, I should have pun-
I ished you severely. When you commit a
I like offense, I trust you will always receive
a smilar punishment.’ Turning to the poor
boy, »he commanded hiR parents to her pres
ence the following morning. They came ;
and the result of the interview was that her
Majesty told them sho had inudc arrange
ments for educating and providing for their
son, and she hoped he would make good use
of the advantages which should be placed
withiu his reach.’’
[From the Alta California of June 23.]
THE SAN FRANCISCO REVOLUTION.
srmiKNMtR OF Tire I.AW AND 01SDBR VOUl'KH TWO
TIIOISAND STAND OK AKMS 8KCVBED V101LANCK
COMMIT I KK TllllM CHANT.
The cause of the excitement and move
ments which will be found detailed below,
was an attempted assassination of Mr. Ster
ling A. Hopkins, n member of the Police
Department of the Vigilance Committee, by
IV S Terry, one of the Judges of the Su
preme Court.
The particulars of the assault, which we
gather from an eye-witness and are conse
quently reliable, are as follows ;
An order was issued yesterday for the
arrest of one James It. Maloney, better
known ns Itubo Maloney, and well known
ns a notorious political trickster, which was
placed in the hands of Mr. Hopkins, with
instructions to take him into custody.
About three o’clock in the afternoon Mr.
Hopkins went into the naval ofllce of Dr.
Ashe, where were the Dr., Maloney, 11.
Howie and several others. Mr. Hopkins
said he desired to see Maloney. Dr. Ashe
told him that that was the naval office, and
he had no business there ; at the same time
Terry drew a knife and would have used it
upon Hopkins had not Dr. Ashe interfered.
Hopkins then left and joined his companions,
and the other parties at once armed them
selves with double-barrelled guns and went
into the street to defend Maloney. The
two parties, consisting of Dr. Ashe, II.
Howe, J. It. Maloney, D. S. Terry and
Martin Heese on one side, and S. A. Hop
kins, .1. S. Hoveo and three others of tho
Committee on the other side, again met in
Jackson str’t, between Dupont and Kearny.
Mr. Hopkins approached Terry and sainted
him in a gentlemanly manner, when ho
turned upon him with his musket, which
Hopkins seized to prevent him from using,
and succeeded in wresting it from him.—
Terry then drew his knife and stabbed
Hopkins in the neck. At the same time
Dr. Ashe also placed the muzzle of his mus
ket to flic breast of Mr. Hovce, but before
tiring asked him if he was a friend, to which
Hovee replied that ho was, but at the same
instant forcing the weapon from him, and
drawing his pistol he placed tho muzzle at
(lie head of the Dr. and commanded him hi
surrender his arms, which ho did instantly.
During the melee one or two shots were
tired accidentally or otherwise, neither of
which look effect.
As soon as tho fatal blow was struck tho
five law ami order men lied to their armory,
at the corner of Jackson and Dupont streets,
ami were attended by several of the law
and order party, who rushed in to protect
them. Several of the Vigilant boys were
in the weinlty, nml they at once locked
the iron doors of the entrance to the build
ing, thus preventing any of the opposition
from entering the building, and tlm entire
block upon which it stands was at once sur
rounded by the Committee to prevent his
escape.
No sooner was the dastardly blow struck
i than a swift courier conveyed tho intolli
jgenco to tho Committee rooms, and the
alarm bell was sounded for the first time.—•
Thousands at once obeyed the summons, and
enthusiasm prevailed throughout the city.
People were hurrying in every direction and
many were not aware of tho cause of tho
alarm and besought tho swift passers by for
an explanation. Tho announcement in bro
ken sentences that Terry hud stabbed a (Join
mittee man, was all that could be gathered
before they were beyond hearing. Tho real
facts were soon obtained, and crowds begun
to gather in the vicinity of the Committee
rooms and the armory where Terry was se
creted.
In less than fifteen minutes after the first
stroke of the bell, the Committee had de
tailed armed men and completely surrounded
the four buildings where tho law ami onh r
party were supposed to have arms deposited.
This sudden and well-timed movement took
the opposition by surprise, and prevented
them from getting into their armory, except
a few squads who entered or were in before
tho guards arrived. Uvery Committeo man
seemed to be onduty, and each wore a white
ribbon in the left lapel of his coat, which wo
suppose was done to designate the members.
Several draymen on Kront street were
loading up goods to bn shipped by the up
river boats, nud Oil the alarm being given
they stripped off tlioir harness, leaving their
drays half loaded, mounted their places in
the ranks of tho cavalry. The streets In
every direction glistened with blight bayo
nets or Hying horsemen, who were hurrying
to the scene of notion. Tho streets and
buildings in tlm vicinity of the armories and
the l’luza were literally aliio with human
beings, such was tho feeling that pervaded
all classes.
The Committee having taken the precau
tion to guard all tho armories, the Law and
Order men were rendered powerless. There
was not enough of them inside to force their
way out and contend with their capturcrs.
.Meanwhile active preparations were going
on for the rescue of the men Terry and Ma
loney. A largo proportion of the forces
were concentrate*! at Hie principal armory,
at the corucr of Jackson and Dupont streets,
where the prisoners were secreted. Thhr is
a two story brick building, and the armory
is ou tho second floor. In about thirty
minutes after the alarm tho (military luid
possession and control of the entire grounds
about that corner, and armed men were
stationed ii|ton the roof of the building, and
every approach was securely guarded so as
to prevent any possibility of escape. t,earco
ly a man could be seen but who wore tho
white badge. We observed a very few
about whom we recognized ns I,nw nml
Order men, but they were very quiet, ami
kept quite out of the wav.
NO. 28.

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