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SINGLETON & BUCK, mroKTltltS AND JOIIIIKItS OF €lIL\A, GLASS AXD ULEEXSWAHE, AMU DEALERS) IN LAMPS, CHANDELIEHH, COAL OIL, 4c. So. 337 Baltimore Street, And 52 Herman Street, BALTIMORE, MD, WM. n. An)"«il'.oudon County, Va. A. J. SlNOl.ir-i !):, Rappahannock Co., Va. Ikvi.no a. Beck, Front Royal Virginia. \V"E are now li'.-.iiufactiiring our own » i /,ii,iii«, iiinl can otter inducement* In hat branch of business. November 15,18(17.— ly. V* 1 CANBV. - ei'i,l'lN. CANDY, GILPIN & CO., IMPORTERS AND JOIIIIEIt.S o*' DRUGS, If. IV. Corner Light and Lombard St*., I PROPRIETORS of Stabler's Ano -A7 dyne, Cherry Expectorant, stabler* Dia- I rhrea ("on I ml, St alder's Dr. Chapman's Worm I Mixture, Nonl*' Tonic or Fever and Ague I Mixture Nlmin.V* Mixture, Wright - * Worm 1 "Killer, Gilpin's Vegetable Pills, Chaltant's UoeoCrtam. November 13, 18(17. I llojd. IN.iijc A Co., IMPORTERS A j.> WHOLESALE DEALERS IN I CLOTHS', CAfcvSLMERES, Satinets, fiVUona*. cs, and I'ancy Dfy Goods, No. 8, liannv'lr Street, B A I) T IJIOSE, JID. . JI'XENIIHKE BOYD. I'HBAY I'EAKRE. HVKIt 11. FEAItItK. ovcnibor 10, 1867.—1y. I REIP~A SOJifS, "" fa. 333 Baltimore •!., H n't lin ere, MANI'FACTUIIFAIS ('.-. )AIN AND .1 A 1* A N N E D TIN WAKE, N1) dealer* in Britannia Ware, Hardware, Plated Ware, and Frucy sis, wholesale and retail. «v i t» Country Merchants are respectfully ill id to call and examine the good*, nvember 15,1887.—1y. i. ADAMS. W. T. DAVIDSON. ADAMS A DAVIDSON, WHOLESALE GROCERS, AND DEAI.KRS IN Whiskies, Brandies, « I nes, Ac No. 7 Commerce Street, R A L T I % ORE, MD, AGENTS for the sale of Tobacco, •aA. Grain, etc. November 15,1867.—1y. M. ROBINSON, or Va., with ARTHUR EMERY A CO., IMPORTERS and dealers in ENGLISH, GERMAN AND AMERICAN HARDWARE, CUTLERY, &ft, ■:.i S. Calvert Street, HAL T IMOKK, M D . ARTIIUK EMERY. JOHN Q. EQERTON. November 1.5,1867.—1y. 1,. Passano A Sons, Importers and Dealers in (lotions, Hosiery, , FANCY GOODS, GLOVES, , IMMINGS Abtb SMALL WARES, l MSB W. Baltimore St., BALTIMORE, Md. wembcr 15,1867-ly. Charles 11. Myers A Bro., ( Importers of I BKANDIES, WINES, i EOINB, RUM, SCOTCH ALE, ***» STOUT. SALAD OIL, CAS, ' TILE SOAV, &■«•. ' No. Tl Exchango Place, BALTIMORE, Md. ember to, 1867-ly« | ALBERT W. GRAY. 11. 11. RICHARDS. ' 6RAV, RICHARDS A CO., I W II OLES AL* E GROCERS ( AND I . COMMISSION MERCHANTS, ; No. SO 8. Howard Street, BALTIMORE, M D . November 15,1887.—1y. ' J. AC, A,, sin in, \ (FOBMERLY JOHN SMITH a CO., RICHMOND,) , WHOLESALE Dill MISTS, AND DEALERS IN 1 DYE STUFFH, MEDICINES, Ac., i No. 334 W. Bald more Street, (Ip Stalls,) BALTIMORE, MD. November 15, 1867,-ly.* s « 11 i * i i i : i> » s WIIITK liOlSli RESTAURANT, IBS West Pratt Street, Adjoining Maltby Houae, BALTIMORE, MD. November 15,18,67.— ly. Cole, Price A Co., WHOLKLALE CLOTH IE It B; Sao Baltimore St.) near Charles *t., BALTIMORE, n. r. cole. K. 11. rRICE. S. n. ADAMS. J. r. ADAMS. November 15, 1807.—1y. Carroll, Adams A Neer, 3i'i Baltimore *treet, B A L T I M 0 R E , M D. , Manufiiclurer sand Wholesale Dcnlers In Boots, Shoes, Hats, AND STRAW tiOODS. JAMES (AUUOLL. 1. <J. ADAMS. J. P. NI'.KK. 8. U. LUCAS. November 15, lsli".—Bm. j MH. I)|.;P(iSITIiRY.V.E. 11l U- IK '11, SOUTH. Scllij and Dnlniiy, rTIBLISIIEHS, BO( iK:'ELLF.RS AN D STATIONERS, •I'll W. Baltimore SI-. BALTIMORE," Mn; N. R. Selbv, W. J. C. IIULANY. Novcinl.ei- i,,, MtlT.-ly -, OEO. W. HSRKISci A KO\. DEALERS IN CIIUA, GLASS AM) (jUEEXSWARE, No. < s.mib Charles Street, BALTIMORE. November 15, Is,". •Mil. M.U.TH<' iio'i'si*. A. B. MILLER, Proprfclor, BALTIMORE. A DYIII6 WOMAN'S THOUGHT. When I was young my lover stole One ot my ringlets fair; 1 wept—"Ah no! Those always part,. ~ Who having once changed heart for hcirt, I Change also locks of hair. "And wonder-opened eyes have seen 'ihe spirits of tlie dead, dither like motes in silent bands Round iniir once reft with tender hands From some now shrouded head, "If Here he Closed my quivering month And where the curl had lain, Laid payment rich for what he stole:— Could I to one hour crush life's whole, I'd live that hour again! My ftolden curls are silvering o'er— Who heeds? The seoa roll wide; When one I know their bounds shall pus*, There'll bo no trr-«soa—save long grass— For Ills hand* to divide; While I shall lie. low, deep, A cold, And never hear him tread; _ Whether ho weep, or sigh, or moan, shall be passive as a li tulle, He living, and I—dead! S.nd then ho will rise up and go, With slow stops looking back, till—going; leaving mc to keep My frozen, and eternal sloop. Beneath the earth so black. Pole brow—oft loaiit against his brow; Dent hand—where his lips lay; Mm eye*, that knew not they were fair, Till hi* praise made theiri hair th*y were— Must all those pass awaj ? Must naught or irtlnc be left lor him Save tlie ppor curl he stole ? Hound which this wildly-loving nte Will lion I unseen continually, A disembodied soul. A soul! Glnd thought—tliat llghtnlng-llke Leaps from this cloud of gloom ; B, tlviug, all It* load of clay ecus not my spirit from him away, Thou canst not, cmel tomb f K> moment that these earth-chains burst, Ike nu eiifmnchlsed dove, or sers a.n.l lands to him I fly, Wliom only, whether I live or die, t loved, love, runt shall love. 1 Wreatho arou.nd him—he shall breathe My life Instead of air; v glowing sunbeams o'er his head > y visionary hand* "H spread, And kiss ills forehead fair. 11.Stand, an angel bold and strong, Between his sout and sin; Grief lie stone-like on his heart, I'll neat Us marble doors apart. To tot Ueace enter in. Ha never more ahull part from mc, _Nor I from him abide; Let poet lliubs lv earth find rest! I'll llvv' i. <Uo '**''" w(Uiin his breast, Rejoicb.'g that 1 fltelL latch-key. A Memoir of the l.**-«« JftUtor of the Richmond Examiner. [cosTisuiv'n.J , ... , He was the only newsi'a,">er propiie tor I ever heard of who wot. hi throw out, without hesitation, payit;,? iIuV ?F -tisements, souiethnes of much iii/* 01 • ance to advertisers, in order to mra.^ 0 room for editorials, or forcontributioiis which particularly pleased him. Often times his news-column was reduced to the last point of compression to make room for editorial matter. The make up ot his paper engaged his serious at tention, and I have known him to de vote nearly half an honr to the diseus siou of the question where such and such an article should go, and whether It should bo printed in "bourgeois," "brevier," or "leaded minion." Ho loved to have two or three really good editorials iv each issue of his paper.— Short,polnted articles,lie had little faith In, believing that the length of a col umn, or a column and a half, was essen tial to the effect of an article. The Lon don Times was his model, and he prom ised himself, in ease the Confederate cause succeeded, to make the Examiner fully equal to its English model. A pungent paragraph was relished by him as much as by any human being— indeed, he was quick to detect excel lence in anything, long or short—but the sub-editorial,of "leaded niiuion," column was left apart for just such par agraphs, and the dignity ol the edito rial column was but once, within my recollection, trenched upon. Even then, the article was a short editorial »-athur than a paragraph. It was near the close of tile war, when, despairing of the cause, he urged, in a few strong .sentences, the duty of Virginia to hold herself in readiness to resume licr sov ereignty and to act for herself alone in tlie great emergency, wliioli he felt was approaching. I 'am inclined to think that this was tlie last article nc ever penned. Laying so much stress upon edito rials; it was but natural that he should pay particular attention td correcting them: This, in fact, was his main-bus iness In coming to his olllce at night.-. At times he preferred to do his owi writing, but, in general; llnd certaii'if iiu year or two of his life, he nitieli preferred to have his Ideas pu into words by others. Then he would alter and amend to suit bis fastidiou tust,e. Any fault of grammar or con Btruction, any inelegance, he detect eil immediately. lie improved b} erasure as intu-li, ot more, than by ad dition; but when a thought in the con tributed article was at ull suggestive, li sehlein failed to add two or three, an Mothnes ten, or even twenty, line .|Lo it This was a labor of love to bin nnd did not fatigue him as it does mos poo'lio: On the oilier hand, he dislike extreme!*/ to read manuscript. Th ' I sometimes brought trouble upon him Coining i» one night, he found on th tabic the proof Ol all article on Ihiune - I which I bad written. He read it, u\. | carefully, and. to my surprise, did n put ii.- in la. ' li, Wlir-v 1 diametrically opposed to the views ol the Examiner." Too old a hand it the bellows to be di.'i;L'l;ii'tl«ii by thi&, I replied, qilletly " l'iteh it in the lire." ■ " Wliat! and fill two columns myself between this and midnight;l This is every Mile of editorial on 'hand." "I am really very sorry. But what is to be done 'f lit Is impossible for me lo write any more. I never can write af ter dinner; besides I am brbHen 'dOTFli'." "Let me see. I-iet me see." He took up tho unlucky editorial, I read it over more carefully than before, add tlicn said, in a tone of great satis- I faction : "lean lix it!" And so lie did. Sitting down at tho table, lie went to work, and, within twenty minutes, transformed it com pletely, it appeared the next morning. I There- werp certain awkwardnesses, I which we two, who were in the secret, could detect;, but to the bulk of the readers ot tire paper were doubtless. I :jiiite imperceptible-. t When he had to write an article him self, i.'is first quost'on', after the usual salutation was, not "What i.khc rieu but, "What a'e people talking ■ aboutr" and lie lipbraidi .1 me contiuually for not doing what, lie himself never old. "circulating among tlie people." 11.. aimed always to make bis paper intor- J esting by the discussion of sili':je' . I which Were uppermost in the popular I mind; nor did it concern him much what the subject,might be. His only concern was that it should be treated in the Exanllner with dignity and ability, I if it uiliuitUiU of such treatment; if no*, j to dispose of it humorously or wittily". | I But the humor or wit must he done J I cleverly and with due attention to style. He began to write about ten o'clock, wrote rapidly, iv a crumbled, ugly hand, and completed his work, revision lof proofs anil everything, by mitluight, or a little thereafter. He (.lien returned to his honsc, and either sat up or laid ! awake in bed, reading, until two or I three o'clock in the morning, His as sistants in 1803-1, besides reporters, were, the local editor, J. Marshall Hailna; tlie'news editor, lit, Rives I'ol lard, and r fhc editor of the "leaded minion," or war column, P. 11. Gibson, [ He had a high opinion ot them all.— I Pollard, lie declared, was "the best J news editor in the whole South."— I Hanna he pronounced :' a genius in Ids ! way," and took great credit to himself for having discovered, developed and fostered him. Gibson's ability he ac knowledged and complimented fre quently in my hearing. i'he business of the office gave him very little ti'oublc. He had, of course, ! an eye. to everything; but the printing I llt-or, tlie press-room, tlie sale and dis , "'iimUbn of papers, mailing, the pay ml .nt W employees, tlie settlemeiit of bills',--'" a word,the nn.inccs, out-door transact ol13 > a,,J hanki'.'ig business were all a'tedded to by R. *?. Walker, tlie Manager.- n ° tfs 0,,t • single book-keeper—a geiitleiiuln of the mma of Carey, who v™ hi 3 cashier.— Walker was his fe'tthM assistant in I everything, from the p nrchflsingof type and gluo for rollers to with men of business and, ofi'.'utinics. with politicians and conti'ibi.'t ol " 3 ' A f the end of every week, '.Valuer to the house in Brood street, the L'- ank book, posted up to date. I was pC r - , initted several times to look at this book. The nett receipts per week in ' 1803-4 were from 61,000 to $1,200, or l «<1,500. After deducting personal ox- ' pense.-i of every kind, (and Daniel never ( stinted himself in anything,) it may be l safely assumed that, in the third year ' of tlie war, the paper cleared at least |' «">o,ooo—perhaps double that, amount.— 1 The owner was often on the lookout for : investments, and made a number of ' purchases of real estate. He may have .speculated, but, if he did, the specula- < tions must hnve been on a small scale. During Va*f visits to his house 1 never • [ saw there any one of the men who : were known in Richmond to be largely ' engaged in speculation. Moreover, his ' paper, iv common with otiicrs, con- ' lathed denunciation after denunciation ' of speculators of all shit*; and was par ticularly severe upon brokers, gamblers ; and whiskey sellers. Towards the ' clOse 'oj the war, when investments of all sorts were doubtful, 1 suggested to him that lie had better buy gold. His reply was, "I have more gold now than 1 know what to do with." I am per suaded, however, that this gold was part of the 830,000 in coin, or its equiv alent, which he brought over with him frein Sardinia. 1 have said that he never stinted him self, and this is true. His table, in deed, was never loaded with luxuries and delicacies—which miglit have been bought, at almost any period of the war, it'one Chose I" pay the enormous prices J asked for them—for the reason that his digestion would not tolerate anything but the simplest food; but his self indulgence was notably shown in arti cles of dress, In coai and in gaS. lie • brought with him from Europe clothes j i enough to have lasted him for y-ai . i but never scrupled to buy a $1,000 suit I whenever lie fancied he needed It.— > When coal was very high, and One liie would have suffice il hint, he kept, two : or three burning. Oas was costly in , the cxlrenio ; two burners of his r-han j delict' would ban afforded him Staple t light—lor he bad excellent eyes -l> it , t . 11 , ' ii . ist genial; In his oltice he was to frequently on the other extveme. lie lnvcd to show his authority, and, as the saying is, "to mako tilings stain around." His scowl at being inter ruiited while in the act of composing ot when otherwise busily engaged, w|! never be forgotten by any one who eve encountered it. Hohlingdrunken mci jii sjpccial detestation, he was, as by a fatality, subjected continually to thoir visits, both at his oihee and fit his house More than once, I have been suflieieiitly diverted by intoxicated olllccrs just from the army, who called in to pay tl ir maudlin tribute of admiration to the editor of the Examiner in person. Sometimes lie boro these visitations with a patience that surprised; me; but be never failed to remunerate himself by awful imprecations upon the intru der as soon aa he was out of hearing.— Inle his tone to his employees was, as oneral rule, cold and often intolcra dk-tatorial, I have seen him very ipiently as affable and familiar as irt could wish; indeed,! have known l to go so fur as to come out ot his durn into tlie small room occupied his foltiseditors with the proof Of a .li' lint ion in his liaud.iu order that y might enjoy jt with him. Oceui ices of this sorl, however, wore rare, lehmglng essentially to the genua labile, his-aiiger was easily provoked. could not bear to be crossed in nnji ng. Whoever said aught In print Hgaltlfß "tl'ie Examiner newspaper,'" was sure to bring down upon himself a torrent of abuse. Possessing in an em inent degree and, indeed, priding him self upon his sense of the becoming otnd ihe decorous, he was no sooner engaged in a newspaper controversy than he forgot, or, at least, threw behind him, tlie sense evon of decency, and heaped upon his adversary epithets which ought never to have defiled tlie columns of a respectable journal. This -was aept up, sometimes, long after the orig inal heat of the controversy had abated —his purpose being, as I suppose, to give the opposing paper, and oii'ers, a leson Which would never be forgotten, and thus to ensure himself against sim ilar annoyances In the future. To avoid lible and to maintain the Times-like meter of the Examiner, his rule was er to notice the opinions of other els, and not even to quote from n. He Vailed to lie attacked ; but n attacked, he followed the advice Polonius to the very letter.-. But lottest anger and his bitterest male ions were reserved for his political roies. His rage against tlie admin istration of Mr. Davis, and particularly certain members of his Cabinet, was, at times, terrible. In like manner, the journalistic partisans of tlie adminis tration came in for a full share of his lury. I shall never forget his excite ment, one night, on hearing that a cer tain article In tho Enquirer had been written by a person formerly In his employ. I can see him now, striding up and down the room, exclaiming, "I'll put a ball through lam!" "I'll put a hall through him!" "I'll put a ball through him?" This sentence he rei.oa*ed fully twenty times, and in a tone wh-'eh gave assurance of a purpose quite as deadly as his words imported, Pi;tg came of it. He was a d a persistent hater, but he lplacablc. During his stormy hmiMiy fallings out, and many ip. It is not unsafe to assert :ver bad a K'iend with whom, ibei he did not have a mistin- La'id'ug! yet it is certain that he died in perfect peace; anci on good terms with aH, or nearly all, ot his old friends. One of «ie last and most pleasing acts of Ms was the glud acceptance wltlj which lie 'net the ad vance of his friend, Mr. Thomas 11. Wynne, from whom lie. 2>ad bieii es tranged dining nearly the whole war. His enmity to Mr. Davis, nmounMng to something like a frenzy, will be ascribed, by those who differed from him iv opinion, to a bad heart, pique at not being made the confidential friend of the President, or at not having been sent abroad in a diplomatic capacity.— But by those, on the other hand, who agreed with him In thinking thnt the Cause sulfered more from mal-adtuinis tration than from anything or all things else, his course will not be so harshly judged; and their chief regret will be that arguments so forcible as Daniel's, were not left to produce their effect un aided, or rather unimpeded by diatribe and invective. Tc reconcile these con llicting opinions is impossible, and if it were not, is beyond the intent and aim of this sketch. I remember asking him once whether Mr. Davis ever saw I animadversions upon him. They tell me down stairs," he ro ll, "that the first person here in tlie •ning is Jeff. Davis's body servant, eomus before day-light, and says t his master can't get out of bed or his breakfast until his appetite is iiulatcd by leading every word in Examiner." Do you think ho profits by Its peru " "Unquestionably. The few Sound as lie ever had came from the Exain .'iiis lie said witli peifeet sincerity, for he contended, both in the paper and out of it, that every wise and i measure which had been prnmuh tthe adiiiiiiKsttatioii or by Congress, , borrowed or stolen from the Ex ,„..-,', -J . [—— _-—. _ ijoinetimes regarqi ,1 ii as "a njUl-sbone uoont BIS neck," he lievertlicless devo ted his life to it, and found in it his chief happiness, lie looked to it as a source of power and wealth in the fu ture. Of that future, ne was more san guine than any man I ever knew. How well 1 remember the night he said to me, without provocation, it 1 recollect Bright: •'I shall live to eat the goose that eats tho frraza over your jrsays." perhaps thine was something in my appearance which called forth tlie re mark, for 1 must have, bctu worn by the enormous amount of work I was then doing, I looked up from the table, where I sat waiting; and snu,l qpietly : "I don't doubt it; but what makes you say so." " Two reasons: I come of a long lived race, and 1 have an inlallablc sign of. longevity." "What is that!" "I never (.Ileum—my sleep is always sound and rciiesliiiig." Little did I then think that before two years were ended, 1 should see him in Ids collin. lie was ulistakeu, how ever, in saying that ho came of a long livod race. His lather was not old when he died, and his mother was com paratively young when she came to her death—of cons.u(aption, if I mistake not. lie was thinking, probably, of his uncle, Judge Daniel, more than of his parents. His own health was never robust; his constitution \yas delic-ite, a- a glance at his figure Srhowcd- His. chest was narrow and rather shallow, though not sunken, and his hips were broad* The organs of digestion and respiration were alike feeble. lie had had an attack of pneumonia before go ing to Europe, and during h'u wlioie lilc he was a viethii to dyspepsia, ii oui which he had suffered greatly in youth and early manhood. 1 often warnod him against tlie injudicious and fi'ou.uent I'.sii ot b'ne mass, his favorite medicine. Great virile strength lie had, as was shown by his dense beard and the course hair on his feminine hands, but in muscle, sinew and bono he was defi cient. He took great care of himself. 1 was told that when he returned to Richmond hi- person was'proteelSed by a triple suit of tiudcn Uillung. Next his skill be wore llaupel; over that, buckskin, and ovor that ngnin', silk — This load of clothing III* conteiinVd was indispoiisuble to health in Turin, where the atmospheric changes were V?ry violent and sudden. In Richmond ho dispensed with some ol this undergear, but probably gave up only the buck skin. Among Other items which he gave a Maryland blockade runner, who wailed on him one day while I was present, was an order for "one dozen silk shirt? t>f the largest size." The size he particularly insisted on, and the in feronee was that lie intended to wear tliem over flnunel. What availed all these precautions when the final sum mons came? Long as this artl ole is, I cannot close It without some allusion to John M. Daniel as an editor und as a man. He was a born editor. Whatever may have been his abilities as a diplomatist and a politician, whatever distinction he might have attained in the forum or in tlie field, his forte lay decidedly in the department of letters and more especially in the conduct of a newspa per, lie Was not a poet, not a historian a novelist, an"essayist or even if 1 may coin the word, a mftgazinist. He had ta'ei:t enough to have excelled in any or all of these, but his taste led him in another direction. It was Imped by everybody that he would on his return home write a volume about his resi dence In Europe. Buck a book would have been exceedingly interesting and valuable. But he was not a book-mak er. Morever, it Is not improbable that he expected to Teturii to diplomatic life, and did not wish to embarrass him self by reflections upon the manners and custo.'us Of "the people among whom 1 expected to reside. He could not ";<sive written about the Italians or any otlii'r peopl"? without dipping his pen in vitriol. I'M tmblicaiion of a part of one of h's letto*"- to his friend, Dr. I'etlcolas, had brought him into trouble with the Italians and made him n'rimis with his associate, Hughes, who took charge of the Examiner lv his absence. This occurred early in his career as a diplomat, and made him cautLws.. He preserved his dispatches with utmost care, in larfS liandsonicly .byiind vol umes ; but whether with a view to, ptilu,';.'ation or for W 4 * own use in after years, lam GSJtWfe *> ■*>. .. I remember his tel':n£'uc, one night, that he intended to maKC a book. "I wish you would," said I. "Marie you, I did not say tr-rife a book, but mate a book." "What do you mean J'. 1 "1 mean to make a book with the scissors,'" he replied. "How so?" "Why, by taking tho files 0* the Ex aminer from itslbundulioii (o tlie pi• ost ein time, and clipping the best things from. them. I am sure that 1 could in tins way make a book, consisting of a number of volumes, which would cou taln more sense, more wit and more honour than anything which has been published in this country for the last twenty years. Similar publications have been - .nade ill England in modern times, and long since the days of the Spectator and the Rambler, and they have " ■,', eilel. I believe that the bt -i things which have appeared in the Ex- I aiuitn-r. If put into book form, would , tiny En publication of the kind,.'iiul|t hat itlwould coininaiid v ready sale." i _Wo far as my personal knowledge, , goes Ihis is the only book which John , Mi Daniel ever thought seriously of making. I agreed with him then an,], I can but think now, thai tlie present owners of the Examiner would do well to carry out his views. In the impover ished of tlie jSoitth, at tills precise time, it is idle to expect a very large sale of any publication whatso ever; but the day will conic, I trust, when the bonnd volume of selections front the..Examiner Will hdyp v place in.eveiy Southern gentlemen's library. John M. Daniel was emphatically .-in Editor-—not a newspaper jeuutrlbutor but an editor and a politician. He was enough of the latter to have made a name in tlie Cabinet. Iluwas no ora tor, although he had an orator's mouth. 1 never heard of his making a public speech. He must luivo had a great natural repugnance to rue iking. Could lie have overcome this repugnance, be had command enough ol language to have ensured him considerable distinc tion in forensic display; but his tempi r was far too hot and quick to adniil ot success in debate. He knew men, in the light in which a politician views them, thoroughly well. His natural faculay ot weighing measures and of foreseeing their ell'eels, was much above, the common. He had in him the clement of a statesman. His histori cal studies and bis knowledge of man kind, were not inviliil. - Before tlie lit -I blow was Struck and when both Mr. Benjamin and Mr. Seward, speaking the, sentiments of their respective pee* plc: ; ,. were lining their "ninety days v t.s,''he prophesied not only the niagj nitudr, bin the in 1 in man and uncluistiiui ferocity ut'll' . '■:<'.; war. And who, in this sad hour, cap forget how, as the struggle drew hi;ar it's close, he strove day after day and week alter week, to revive the flagging spirits and anew tlie energy aiid the.coinage of the- Southern people by terrible picluresof the fate which has ever attended ."op pressed nationalities?" It If,lrue that these articles were written by John Mitchell; but they were Inspired by Daniel Alas ! those prophecies, like all , others, have been interpreted fully ' only in their completion. As a politician, eminence was not his. i Had he lived, it is as certain as any thing human can be, that he would have i Piled an honored niche in the temp.c i of political fame; but his celebrity was : d, ■•■lined to be confined to the domain ( of journalism. Therein ho obtained a ] distinction whicli has been surpassed s by none and equalled but by few Amcr- 1 ican journalists. His pliM.e is by the ( side of Thomas Richie, Hampden Pleas- ; ants and Joseph dales. As an editor, t ho was to politicians what tlie Earl of i Warwick was to Kings. "It is said," he remarked to me, on j day, "that my admiration for Floyd ll . due to the tact that I'loytl made", me.— c The truth is, I made l'toyd." , Ho was accustomed to magnify his 1 office of oditor, and his exalted opinion 1 of Gen. Floyd was based not tipou grnt- I itude but upon his estimate of the man c himself. It has been said that the quad- ( ty which women most admire iv men is j ••strength." The assertion holds equal- 1 ly good of man's admiration for man, , and is especially true m regard to John j M. Daniel. He worshipped strength > and nothing but strength, of mind and \ of body. He dispised fools anil, weak lings ol all sorts. Goodness—the moral , quallließ—he threw entirely out of the i account, lie did not much believe in the i existence of these qualities, and when 1 they did exist, lie regarded them as but ; evidences ot weakness. Floyd was his. , "man of bronze"—therefore he liked j him. Of another and more distin- , giiVslied politician, he would speak fu | terms of extreme eonteni'it. "He sniv- i els —he weeps,"he would say, in toues of i indescribable disgust. Often have 1 heard him expatiate upon Wigfall's , lnagnillcant physique and his tinniistake able natural courage. "Itis the genu- | inc. thing," he would say. "There is no put on there. He has got native pluck—the actual article ; it is no strain to him to exhibit it. The grit is iv him, and you can't shake him." Of Daniel's own courage, I think I can speak safely and correctly; and I may as well do so here, although I had in t ended to defer mention of it until 1 came to the discussion of his character as a man. He did not have tho hard animal bravery ofWigfiill; it was not in his constitutian. Ilia highly wrought ner vous system was not sullicieutly puno- . - plied to ensure it against the Agitation arising Iroi'.i a sudden shock or the violence of tM. (unexpected attack with the list or a club, i Nor was he ot that tough and wiry make, which enables some fragile men to meet the rudest physical assaults without an outward tremor. But he had '.courage of another sort and had it In a high de gree. What is generally called moral outage, but is more properly intellec tual courage—that is bravery which is founded not upon contbativeness, the consciousness of muscular strength or upon great excitability unrestrained byi caution, but upon the clear perception of the nature and extent of danger to gether with the hardihood of great self esteem and pride of character—he pos sessed to an extent which Is rarely seen. To make a rcputition, he com nieiiced his editorial career by attacking nearly every man of note in Virginia, thereby incurring a rcsponsi-' bility in the field and out of it—lor it b THE NA-X IV £ ft It Q INI A>, —_• IS l'l BI.IHIIKI) WEKKbY BY ■ —" ' Dr. li. W. UagOy ft. A. F. Staler. tFWMS.OF SUBSCRIPTION. line Copy Smohths *i v " ■■ o •• " " 12 " i'lulls or ll\e, one year, Club* of ten, one year, Clubs drwrettfy, one year S3-\ oluiitaryrnnrnuuilcatlou*,as intcrcslingor important »»eWH,»olic. ■ i any quarter. ~....,. .. *,; Rejected communication* w I uudcrtutte to return. *•'Obituary notices exceeding I will tieCnarged for at our regular nit ri inn rates. 4,; Ail letters on buslnes* connec' the office, nuist bo addressed to tin " Virginian;" —-' - s—" ! mand satisfaction according lo the • or to take it at the pistol's mo'R'i in lh> street, as seemed best lv their oyt-s— which few men of the strongest ilerve would liave dared to assume. (TO HE CONTINUED.) IW " ISDfArf COBW. Fdr many a mile on every sldo I see the golden corn, And hear the crlck.et's notes arpnn,' Sound like a fairy horn In cohcert with tho *vna bee's drone. In elfin murmurs borno. Long, long ago, as legend* tell. The Indian fuiry queen .. Unto the ancient Delaware* Came down upon tho green, And azure glory round" her head, Her robes of vapory sheen, , And where she sat tobacco soon It* bitter fragrance llufr. And -frhere(rfcr"lert hand toucucd, t", Rose flowering fresh and young; And where her right hand swept, the I ml In golden glory sprung. And whether you do eat it, roast. Or take it baked ill none. Or ftke It best a* Johny cake, So let its truth be known, That corn first came from luiry land And was by fairies grown. fJTJLTI'VA.TE A LITTLE VTEIiL Dr. George B. Loring, tho pe. President of the New England .Vgf;- eultural Society, made some BQitU' remarks in a recent agriculture . i dress. On tho subject of suiaU fa: h the Doctor said: . , . "I have an idea that the bitsinct>9 "i fanning lv the next generation will i* brought under aa accurate laws us tbo business of running an engine or woi I eumill, or making steam engine oi carrying on any of the mechanics' art with which we were 1 mp satisfied that the loose system' t)f culture will be abolished liefer, jcoungest man in Ihis room dies. ' a satisfied that ihe businmjit, of brining will be systematized so tna,t. every um will feel he has something-behind hii ' besides accident to guide, bini 111 I business of carrying on his fitrui. us see;—there ale men he.'c ill t'iif> room who aro owners of largo ftrrms, two hundred, three hundred, ot .'ivo hundred acres of land,, who at i cat ly ing them on'for the purpose orge'ihig; .11!" ing and endeavoring to reap t imu. liie soil, from these large tracts of la i xl, a competency for themselves andftiiuil ics. They are proceeding in tho !»i uess of farming just after their fathers did. Tl'ty raise a little corn and; few potatoes, own ft cow or two and. now and, then a few cattle, raise consider* ble grass, make r_omc butter, a littlte cheese, now and then sell v can of milk, and a few apples with a little cjde thrown In perhaps. Tliat is the oldlash . ion business ofN.ew Eiig'..uil fariiiinr; Taken farm of live hundred acres, ct lli le.-i-J iptioil and wlinl I (jwiitiisfc upon the general av» of the land lie re in New England! ''-• jf 'itrti.'-taiiiily a go,>J living, cloth b : hildren; then- 111 a. school with Ids neighborhood, ami he sends '.Item to It; lie carries himself well through community, is elected.! representative, or selectman, or town clerk, arid I'CJSjj good citizen any way, because he p land and can't helpbeinga good .fit, zen, pays his tares, does well, hs good farm house ; everybody says.— 'There is a good farm and ii respect''bin farmer lives on it.' . "The other side Illustrates that nice careful business of New England farm ing to whicli I have alluded. I know - man in Massachusetts who in iStt bought twenty acres of hind. He has applied to it all the ttccurato ktiowh of farming lie could possibly get. T! is no month in the year that sonietl,iug does not bloom on his farm, but through the snows of January and the suns ot August there is senli'tl green there, and he always, from tic first day of January to the last of December; has some crop to sen market. Twenty acres of land is a has, and you walk through it, and j on find his alternate crops growing in r ■-.> just as accurately as the web and i an of a cotton mill goes through the 1 —carefully, accurately and proper what Is the result? From 1835 l this time, that man has made $251 off liis farm of 20 acres. He has st his money and invested it carefully. l> has educated Ids boys well, kept 1 v self in good condition, has made »2."i0,(XK1, and has done it by that c fill, accurate, systematic farming whicli 1 have spoken. His land 1 pened to be lit a good locality,, nor.' . market, but lie might have devoted 1 n self to just tho same farming that a i docs on 500 acres, could lie not ? Don you know many a little (farmlious. Hew England, surrounded by twt acres of laud and a few apple trees two or three hard-looking peach tr with a few starved cabbages in one i.cr of tlie ground, with n cow con up to be milked with a small -ba; That man could have ("gnc so wltl twenty acres just as easy as with - acres, lie didn't choose to do It, lu-applied himself with cave and.v temanil accuracy, and has made Jus i real a fortune off his land.as the who has made $0,000 OpO* cllt of a coi i mill in the, last live years) That if business o New England far-nip,):. There'"s no illegal farming, no Up mate farming, no careless'fcruiing,lb •'• will apply to New England.. "You 11 not conceive of such a thing." ———i — , • ~j ' *rj" There are two •eventful per. in the lileoCa wumaii, one, when • wonders who she. wilt hav o ; »*« «.t if I