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The EnroiMMiu War Cloud.
l.i.Niins. January 2?J.? i lie rumors of >
war hi-uveen France and Germany, if;
(hey were communicated to tho people of!
lioth countries in the concentrated, com- j
pact form in winch they are presented j
hy the London press every davrwould par- i
alvze ev?*ry peaceful industry on either j
side of the Rhine. It is fortunate proh- !
ably thai ncimer ine press 'u uomn nor i
of 1'aris is so enterprising as that of!
Loudon. If the contrary wore true, it is !
difficult to s?*e how an iinmcdi-ite con- J
llict caud be avoided. Hut there must
be something in this unceasing rumble J
that comes from the two great contim
nental nations that have a feud centuries
' old that has to be washed out by blood.
One can almost hear the sound of constant
preparation on both sides. There
is an endless din of incipient strife.
The French Chamber is to grant without
debate nearly $20,000,000 for the armaments
foi the army, one feature of which
is a new repeating rifle. The
h'quc Franc ft t'{>e comes cut this week
and asks if it is not too late to mnke the
change. It says: ''Why so much precipitation?
Is the house on lire? We
are asked, indeed, how, if vve have war
in two, three, or four months, can we
hold our own against the enemy if our
iroups art* nut juuviu<:u wilii tin. r^puniing
rifle? This argument supports our
view. It would be a hundred times bet
ter for us to enter on the campaign with
the Gras villi', with which our men are
familiar, than to use a repeating rifle,
the adoption of which would necessitate
\ . a total alteration of our tactics. Let us
not be misunderstood. All we ask is
that the Minister of War should think
twice before launching the country into
such a colossal undertaking as the transf-trmaiion
of the armament. We write
iindv.ar the influence of a feeling of patriotic
On the other side they are talking with
equal seriousness. The German Emperor,
in replying to an address from the
members of the Prussian Upper Chambur.
spoke entirely ef the need of
strengthening ihe.army, and of the consiMjuynt
necessity of the adoption of the
army bill rejected by the Reichstag.
1 t is believed that the German governpinctit
will publish a decree forbidding
the further export of horses. The N^a4
. .. /<? v..:# -r i
r/'//#.if /jr./itfiw/iti ju.Muruaj suys. \\ *j
are positively informed that thsf statement
about the impending issue of a
decree forbidding the further export of
horses i)1 true, and it is due to the fact
^ thiu the French have lately been buying!
horses in this country to an extraordinary
and suspicious extent. The news
comes from Berlin that 3,000 hors??s arrived
at Hamberg early this week from
Denmark en route for France.
There has been an enormous increase
of tho German forces on the French
frontier, the force having been raised
from 40,000 to 90,COO. This has been
met by a corresponding increase in the
French frontier forces, and the two arMiios
are now separated only by a neutral
zone of from twenty to one hundred
miles. They are almost face to face.
The French War Oniee is particularly
active in strengtheniug the frontier force.
Three nights ago six battorios of thirtysix
guns and a full compliment of men
passed around Paris on the wa}' towards
the Rhine. The French have been buy^
ing large quantities of lumber in Alsace
tor building tenrpornry barracks for the
arnry at Conflans, a strong strategic point
terminating all the roads leading to Verdun.
The JVorddeutsche had an article
this w<*ek on the mobilization of the
Prussian Hud Cross Society, praising the
step of organizing a volunteer force in
tiuio of peace, because ;.t may thus support
the military Red Cross attending
the army, which, it adds, will perhaps
need it very soon, and will, of course,
call for it in the event of a struggle for
the Fatherland. On the same day canic
the news of the arrest of two tnon at
Lyons, supposed to be G?>nran spies,
who had gone there to get deiails of the
military force there, and get one of the
newt French repeating rifles, with its
cartridge and new explosiye, known as
This is the tenor of the news that
comes over the wires from the continent
every day. Yesterduy all l!?e European
bourses were down in consequence of
the uncertainty or the situation. The
atmosphere is thick and heavily laden
with theso warlike rumors. The tension
is very great, and the situation is so
' pninfully uncertain that it is almost
worse than war itself, especially when
. very sensible man knows thnt there
would not be, in any event, the possibility
of avoiding a conflict that fate has
set down to bo inevitable. i
A Senatorial "Wrestle With Serious j
Kcisults, |
Senator Kenna, of West Virginia, is an :>
habitual outdoor spoilsman, and he is I
never so contested untl happy as when, c
with a party of chosen companions, he is n
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home in the mountains of West Virginia J
The Sennit- usually adjourns over from
Friday until the following Monday, and s
during these short recesses Senator t
Kenna frequently makes up a party and ?
takes them up in West Virginia to en joy s
whatever sport may be in season. Sev- a
eral weeks ago he invited several friends c
to go off on one of these Saturday expeditions
for the purpose of hunting i
deer. They left Washington Friday af- t
ternoon, and were upon the hunting i
ground bright and early the following 1
morning. During the first hour a fine c
buck was brought down by one of the 'J
party, but aftor that game became scarce t
and the hunters grew weary. They <
made a halt for luncheon, and after they c
had refreshed the inner man the Senator 1
and his companions became as frolic- C
some as so many school boys. They in- >
dnlged in fast races, jumping, and other f
teats of gymnastic exercise. Finally, ?
Senator Kenna brought tip the subject :|
of wrestling, and declared he could score J|
two out of three falls from any member
of the party. Senator Blackburn, who '
prides himself on being an expert catch- 1
as-catch-cr.n wrestler, accepted the challenge,
and the Senatorial gladiators pre- v
pared for the bout. Kenna won the first ^
fall with ease, but in trie second round ?
the Kentuekian, aftor a hard tussle,
landed his opponent on his back fair and c
square. The third and last round com- t
...V..VV.., Ft * V ..Will. I the
few spectators. Baskets of chum- | l:
pagne and boxes of cigars were freely *
watered on the result, and the hots were '
about even. After struggling for nearly t
fifteen minutes in the most stubborn *
style, without either of the contestants c
training any decided advantage, Senator 1
Kenna called out "Time,'' and the referee,
a well-known Congressman, commanded a
the men to "break away.'* Kenna com- ^
plained-of a sudden and unusual pain in 1
his side, and declared that he would '
have to give tip the bout, unless his rival 11
was willing to call it a draw and allow '
all bets to stand otf. The latter propo- <sition
was readily accepted and the narty f
went back to Senator Kenna's house for a
dinner. Two days later it was discov- 1
ered that Senator Kenna had broken t
two of his short ribs, and has since s
been under the care of his family physi- t
cian. He Kays -loe Blackburn ;s one of i
the best wrestlers he ever attempted to
down, but he is confident that he can t
put him on his hack when his ribs are 1
all right. I
A Ijucky Administration.
Washington, January 23.?It is a
girl. j
Secretary Whitney is the Happy father, j
And Senator Payne is again a happy i
grandfather. i
The luck of the Cleveland Adminis- I
tration is unabated. (
Xever before has there been r,o much j
that was lovely and lovable concentrated ^
in two years of public life here in Wash- 1
ington. j
A President with a bride of twenty- i
two. I
A member of the Cabinet a bride- i
groom at sixty-two. ?
The Secretary of the N?vy the happy
father of a little daughter born this <
morning. ]
Secretary Whitney is the only mem- <
ber of a Cabinet th \t is remomburud by 1
the oldest inhabitant to have contributed <
to the population of the United States >
during his official terin. i
The household of Secretary Whitney i
is rejoicing over the advent of the little
miss, overwho^e birth all the good fair- |
ies who come to bless a Sunday child <
evidently presided. The little ono is 1
pronounced by those few who have seen (
it, including the masculine attendants of
the Secretary's household, a perfect
beauty. Mrs. Whitney is very well indeed.
This is the fourth child of those now I
living, the older ones boing two boys
and a girl, Mi*s Pauline, who is about i
12 years old, and the youngest next to i
the baby born to-day.?New York '
Mr aid. i
V ~ I
llcliuiou In War Times. j i
? . l!
At a hnnquct given in Chnttnnoogu | k
ecently, Col. Lewis Shepherd made >t j
oquost, seconded by :i!l of the gentle- . i
uen present, that Mr. Tetnpleton, ol'lr
vnoxvillo. who wis present, relate an c
itcident which occurred during; tho war t
it a revival service lu*M bv his father in I
!Corth Georgia. Mr. Vcmplctori kindly f
>onsonted, and related the following in 1
i most effective and touching manner, t t
'liciting the most generous applause at j i
lis conclusion: '
"My father," said Mr. Tentpleton, "re- <
idod in Chattanooga, hutahout the time *
hat Sherman made his way into the ?
South ho refugeed in Georgia, and a
topped in Gordon. He was a preacher r
md wherever h? went he always preach- t
d whenever ati opportunity afforded I
"About the time that Shorman was c
Inving Johnson toward Atlanta, some 'J
imo in the early part of August, 1864, r
ny father was conducting a revival at n a
ittle house called Pino Log Creek i
hurch, about ten miles from Ca'houn. r
['he times wore most terrible about I
hen: murder, robbery and rapine were f
if daily occurrence, and the whole a
lonntry was subject to visitations by f
uarauding parties from both armies. {
)ne,day the old gentleman was preach- t
ng :i sermon 01 unusual power, and l>e- r
ore he had got.en well under way h c
;ang of Confederate soldiers rode up, i
.n<l dismounting nut back of the church, ?
sked if they might he adii.itted to the 1
hurch. Of course they were cordially I
nvited in, and took prominent seats in i
he church. v
"Not long afterward a cloud of dust c
ras seen in the road from the opposite | v
lirection to what the rebels had come, i
ml pretty soon the tramp of horses'
loofs was heard, and it was soon disovered
that it was a squad of Federal
roops, and before the Confederates in
he criurch could be apprised of the ap :
roach they had ridden up to the door. '
'erceiving that religious services were
u'ing held, they alighted and asked to
>u admitted. They were then told that
here were Confederate soldiers in the >
hurch, hut insisted on going in, and ! t
hey were admitted likewise. i
"Naturally the strange spectacle ere- \
ted some consternation in the congre- t
;ation, and for a time it seeiued as if i
lie contusion would break up the meet- i
ng. liut my father raised his voice t
ind began most Tervently to plead a I
>etter life, beseeching his soldier -hear:rs
to become leligiOus and abandon their
:ins. He preached with unusual force |
md powor, the strange scene lending
lim inspiration. Strong men were stirred
,o the depths and wept like children,
tnd the scene of confusion was soon
. hanged to one of strong religious <
lwakening. ?
n kcii uu tiau luiiliuuuu ma aci (nun, ]
is wus the custom in those days he in- i
?'ite<l tliose who were convicted to coine ]
orwaid to the mourner's bench and i
5ray and talk with him on the all- <
mportant subject. i
"Then it was that one of the grandest !
sights ever witnessed occurred. Those i
iuldiers, enemies to each other, engaged I
n a blood}' war, arose as one man, friend
ind foe together, and marched to the
Yont of the church and kneeled together, 1
Confederate by Federal, their muskets '
oining and crossing each other, their re- <
solvers touching each other as they <
cneeled, their heads bowed upon the ]
;amc alter and their tears mingled almost I
n their deep contrition and profound i
eeung. ah animosities wore forgotten, J |
ill strife forgotten?they were together < i
is brothers around a common altar,
''After the services they met on the j <
)utsidc of the church they shook hunds !
pledged fraternity, nnd each party wont 1
r>fF, taking opposite directions. They
bad been looking for ench other perhaps :
with murderous intent. The}' found 1
eaeh pther, but they separated with love (
instead of hate, friendly instead of
The rccitpl of the story was listened i
to with markod attention and interest,
3very one being deeply inspired with the
beautiful incident, which is true in every
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In Oaho of Fire.
Dr. John Marshal!, F. It. S, writes as
A gfrl or woman wlo meets with this |
accident (of setting firo to her ciothes)
1-1 2 ?!~ J *1
siiuuki uiiiit.'uimuijf ut; uown on me ,
floor, and so any one going to her assist- j
ince should instantly, if she be still erect,
nuke her Up clown, or, if ne?y]ful, throw ' t
tor down in u horizontal position and . \
;eep her in it. 1
Suarks fiv upwards ami flames aseend. j ?
giiitiou from b'jlow ascends with jrreat j :i
apidity, ami. :is a result well known to i i
ixperts, the fatality of disfigurement in js
heso lament ible cases is due to the t I
>uriis inflicted about the body, neck, j \
an: and head, and not to injuries of the j |
ower limbs. Now, the very moment j a
hat the person whose clothes are on fire 1
s in a horizontal position on a flat sur- | n
ace the flames will still ascend. !mt .ml\* ! t
lie air :in?l not tho flames encircle their j 1
*ictiin. Time is thus ?.iitn"l lor further i
^ i
iction. ami in such a crisis in a fiijbt 1
gailist fi'-o a few seconds ar * precious?
lav. priceless. Once in a prone position,
he pei'Min so afflicted maycrawl to a
icll-pull or to a door, so as to clutch at
no or open the other to obtain help.
1'hu draught from an open d<>or Into the
00:11 would serve to l?lo\v the flames, if
ny, from the hotly; or. again. still era wing.
the sufferer may he able to secure a
ug or table-cloth, or other articles at
land, to smother any remaining flames,
or as soon as the horizontal position is
ssumed they have 110 longer much t<>
noil 11 nikt) twl n??i tf nt?l? n*? ? "? * I??- ' *
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)hrase is, or may accidental I}* or i n ten- i
ionailv bo extinguished as the person (
oils or moves upon the iloor. In any t
ase, not only is the time gained, but the I
njurv inflicted is minimized. In the
jvent of tlio conditions not being self
iclp, but assistances from another, if it
iceman that conios to the rescue, havng
first or instantly thrown the girl or
I'uman down, it is easy to throw ofF his
out and stillo the 'diminished Haines
villi this or some other suital.la coverng,
the flames pla3ring upward now from
:he lower .inihs or the lower part of the
jotly of the prostrated fellow-creature. '
f it be a woman that rushes to give aid, (
nis insi-named condition r.uggests that 1
ho safer mode of rendering it is to np- 1
>roac'n the sufferer hy the head and 1
ling something over the lower part of the
?ody for fear of setting fire to herself.
! . in these fearful accidents, the hori:outaI
position be assumed or enforced,
h<-r<* could be, in short, comparative iinn-inity
and limited injury. If not. what
vhat must happen? The fire will mount*
.he ll.imes (and it is theoe which will do ,
he injury) will envoli^> the body inside
ind outside the clothes, and will reach
he necK and head, and then, indeed,
Lhey may be smothered bv a coat, or
wrapper, or rug, while the victim is
frightfully disfigured or doomed to
A Hot Spur to lleuth.
[General E. )l. Law, in the Century. 1
Furnsworth and his cavalry, (or. tho
DXtrcmc Union left, afternoon of the
second day Gettysburg.) were riding
in gallant style, with drawn sabres and
unopposed, up the valley. As they approached
Slyder's house, and as I stood
ntently watching them, I saw a ragged
Confederate battle flag fluttering among
the trees at the foot of the opposite ridge
ind the men with it soon after appeared,
running out into the open ground on the
further side of the valley. It was the
Fourth Alabama regiment, Law's brigade
ivhirh had been taken Irom the main
lino and sent down by Lieutenant Wade.
'J he men opened fire as they ran. The
course of the cavalry was abruptly
checked and saddles were rapidly ein- |
pitied. Recoiling fruin this fire they
turned to their left and rear, and directed
their course up the hill toward the
position occupied by our battel ies. Bac'tirnan's
battery promptly changed front to
to left, so as to face the approaching
cavalry, and together with its infantry
supports opened a withering fire at short
range. Turning again to their left,
F&rnxworth and the few of his men who
remained in their saddles directed their
course toward the point where they had
originally broken in, having described
by this time almost a compete circle.
But the gap where had entered was
now closed, and, receiving another lire
frotp that point, they again tinned to
the left and took refuge in tho.woods near
tho base of Hound Top. When the last
turn to the left was made about half a
dozen of their number separated from
the main bc.dy and escaped by ''running
the gauntlet" to the right of the First
I t'A.lS ri'^IMlUIl I*
While these movements wore in progress
1 could plainly distinguish Gen.
Farnsworth who led the charge nnd
whom I then nupposed to be Kilpatrick.
lie wore a line hnvo-lock over his military
rnp, and was evidently wounded nt
ho time lu? onlorocl i Ik* woods. Hero J
vith his 1 i 11J * handful of ?rriTl.nnt fnl. i i
cnvors, lie rode uuon the s< itmish lino i
?f the Fifteenth (Alabama) regiment, <
tiul pistol in hand,- called iidoii Lieut, i
\driau, who commanded tl.u line, to ;
uirrender. The skirmishers in return I
ired upon him killed his horse and
vounding Cieii. Furnsworth in miiny
daces. As in- ft* 11 to the ground Adrian ;
ipproached liiiu and demanded his jjure
inters. lie curtly refused to surrender
it the same time killing himself with
he pistol which lie still held in his
u) ml.
During the afternoon the pickets of
he First Texas regiment had beer so
lear the point where the Federal eavalry
vere preparing lor the attack as to hear
heir voices distinctly when raised at all
ihove the ordinary tone. .Just before
he charge was made they heard some
me siy, in an excited, nngry tone;: Coltnel.
if > ?tu are afraid to attack b}
will M'ji'i uiu enar^e inysen." i uitervard
learned that tlx; speaker was General
Kilpatriek. and that the words were
iddressed to General Farnsworth, who
vas aware of the difficulties of the
novcnuiMl and would not have made it if
he matter had been left to his own judgnent.
However this may have been he
:ertainlv bore himself with the most
jonspieuous gallantry throughout thai
atal charge.
Vn Old Letter from George Washington.
Tho following extraordinary letter
"roin George Washington, Pr-'sident of
:he L'nited States, to Charles Cotesworth
I'iuckney and Edward llutledge of
South Carolina ofl'oring either of them
llie Chief J ustieeship of the United
States Supreme Court, is among the
buried uu.nnscript treasures of the
Charleston Library Seciety, which have
never l?ven in print. The copyist writes
enthusiastically to the ISund'ty JYctcxas
rt i i t i ? "
v,uuiu such a letter oe written now.'
What u tribute to the chivalrous honor
of the men of those (lays, and to the
men who could so fully understand t.
Oh, dear old mother! Shattered by shell
devastated by fire, swept by cyclone,
shaken to pieces by earthquake, lift up
your face, tear-stained for the sorrows
of vour loved ones, andjsay, as you point
to the record, these were the children of
my womb. These, and such as these
are my jewels!
The letter is in the fine bold autograph
of President Washington, and
reads as follows:
[ phivatk.]
CoLiTMMA, May 24, 1791.
Gentlemen: An address to you jointly
t\n n nf f.ilhvMMnn.
imunv I..UVhave
a singular appearance, but that
singularity will not exceed the evidence
which is thereby given of my opinion of
and confidence in, you and of the opinion
I entertain of your confidence in and
friendship for each other.
The oltice lately resigned by the Hon.
Mr. J. Kutlcdge, in the Supreme Judiciary
of the Union, remains to be filled.
Will either of you two gentlemen ac
cept it? And in that case, which of you?
It will occur to you that appointments
to offices in the access of the Senate
are temporary, but of their confirmation
in such a case there can be no doubt.
It may be asked why a proposition
similar to this has never been made to
you before. This is my answer : Your
briends whom I have often conversed
with on like occasions, have always
given it as their decided opinion that no
place in the disposal of the General
Government could bo a compensation
lor the relinquishment of your private
pursuits, or, in their belief would with
draw you from them.
In miking the attempt, however, in I
the presont instance, 1 discharge my i
duty, and shall await your answer,
(which I wish to receive soon,) for the
issue. Of my sincere esteem and regard
for you both I wish you to be assured,
and that 1 am, gentlemen, your most
obedient servent,
G. Washington.
Chs. Cotesworth l'nickney and Edward
Rutledge, Esqrs.
Mr. lllddlcbf rger to Resign.
Washington, January 22.?Senator
ttiddloberger said to a friend to-night:
"I propose showing the Senate ihat I
have some rights in that body and do not
intend that 1 shall always be looked upon
as one like many of the others, simply
occupying a seat in the chamber. I have
uij I'|MIIIUII !#?'?( nuojwi/V^ Ulltl IIUVU LIIU |
same right to express myself as those
who have been elected to the Senate because
of their vast wealth. I have never
opposed anything that I thought was
proper. The/o is too much aristocracy
in tho Senate, and a growing tendency
i ff^jnHMosszrvsaaBiHWHHnnRnHZHinm^
upon a majority of Senators to do everything
cxce'p what is Amerir.iu. It is not
i body representing tin* pcoph- of the
uountrj-, but upon the contrary. a kind
i?f a club whore none but the rich ami
irbitrurv are wanted. A poor loan in
the Senate is treated by many of his
brother Senators as an outlaw ami looked
npon with scorn and derision. I am poor
und am proud of it. and all the titno I
have been hero there has be.m one
Senator who lias shown me the courtesy
uf inviting mo to his house. This wis
Senator Palmer of Michigan. I asked
him if it was necessary to come in evening
dress and he said it was. 1 could not
?o because I did not have the money to
spend with which to purchase the conventional
evening dross suit. "It may he,"
continued the Senator, "that because I
do not wear a dress suit I am not appreciated
by *ny colleagues.''
The Senator for the last few days lias
been considering the question of resigning
and will probably resign at the assembling
of the Fiftieth Congress. "I
think," ho said, "that in the event of my
resignation I will enter the State Semite
of my State and do what 1 can to repeal
some of the odious laws that are now
upon the statute hooks, which have been
enacted under the Mahone rule. [ know
;hat Mahone despises me, but I do not
care for that. If I could control every
vote in the State, Mahone would huv
them away from mo in fifteen minutes.
Mahone lias.a standing in tin- Senate,
because lie has money. 1 have done as
in null for the people of Yirgina as he.
The ether Senators can speak of mo as
they like, but they cannot buy in - neither
ca:i they force 1110 to vole to nil times
in the interest of corporations ami array
myself on the side of the would-be
aristo cracy."'
Tlie Atlantic, Greenville & Western
A number of gentlemen interested in
Susong & Co's, enterprise in building *
the Atlantic, Greenville & Western railroad
are here for the purpose of organizing
a syndicatie. The Tennessee members
did not arrive last night, as was
expected, and the meeting has been
postponed until their arrival Capt.
Kirk and Sulivan are busy arranging the
accounts ol the road. The building of
the road, which will be a feeder to our
citv, ik certain and we can look forward
to its early completion. The gentlemen
are determined to push it through, and
when the road reaches Greenville, openinir
up the magnificent section of the i
country through *-hich in will pass, another
advancement to our permanent
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? lit ml ? ?: u?:uii atUUlll^lliV
ed.?Green cilia JYeics, *T(jn. 27.
A Cure lor a Felon.
Take common suit, roast it on a shovcJL
until it is as dry as }rou can inaket it. To
a tenspoonful of pulverized cvstile soap
add a teaspoonI'ul of Venice turpentine;
mix them well into a poultice and apply
to the felon. If you have ten felons at
once make as many poultices. Renew
this poultice twice a day. In four or
five days your felon will, if not opened
before your poltice is first put on, present
a hole clown to the bone where the
nont un matter was before vonr noultice
a I ^ |
brought it out. If the felon has been cut
open or opened itself, or is about to take
off the finger to the first joi'it, no matter
put on your poultice; it will stop right
there, and in time your finger will got
well even if one of the first bones is
gone. Of course it will not restore the
lost bone, it will get well soon.
To Accept tho Outh.
Wakhinotok, Jan. 22.?Representative
Hammond to-dny submitted to tho
frnm tltn .1 mliniflrv f!iim
thu report on Mr. Dibble's resolution,
authorizing the acceptance by the
House of the oath of office inado by
Representative Aiken at his homo in
Souih Carolina.
After reciting the fact that Mr.
Aiken was duly elected and roturnod
as a member of the House, but by
severe illness has boen unable to appear
and tako the oath, and must so remain
unable during the remainder of thisCorgrcss,
the report discusses the legal as
pect of tho case, aiul concludes that tho
House can, and under the circninstances
should, accept the oath of office sent
hero by Mr. Aiken.
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