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UmoiKks 40 00 llalfcelußiß. lißioulhs 7000 •as eoIBBSB, 12 months, 135 00 mr Adverliawmeßta for a less time thai ffcree Biaßths will be charged for at the nsu al Bales—sac dollar nersuiiarefor the first in sertion, and fifty ovule for each suliseqnon ißsertion. ast-The nuabeTSflasertlons must be mark ed en theßianuscrlpt, or the advertlscnieii will be continued until forbid and charged fbr accordingly. ■,■_... —1 ■»■'!'■ L"!-I.i'iaj Hahimoie Curbs. fa, a, adams. ißVma a. beck ADAMS & BUCK, .IBFOKTEBB AND J.lltllßHS OP OHI\Ae GLASS A\D QLEENSWARB, AND DEAI.EBS IK fcAMFPS, CHANDKLIKrW, OHAL OIL, Ac Ma. S3T Balllmars Hli «cl, And SI German Street, BALTIMORE, «D. \J_TE ara now manufacturing our own vr Lamps, and ran offer inducements iv katliranuh of business. _ November 15, 1887.—1y. WM CAItBY. BKBRABD (lILPIIC. CANDY, GILPIN 4% CO., IBPOBTKBB ABD JOBBERS Or DRUGS, I.W.C,r«rl.l h -lil and Lombard Sts. BALTIMORE. PROI'KIETOUH of Stahler's Ano- A dyne, Cherry Kxpeetorsnt,Stahler's Dia rhtea'l 'orilliiljiSiabler'B Dr. Chapman's Worm Mixture, Morris' Tonic or lever and Ague Mixture, Nlinmo's Mixture, Wright's Worm Killer, Gilpin's Vegetable Tills, Chnlfaut's E-o Cream, evember IS, 18(17. Boy a, i*ear re & Co., FuSTSIIS ABU WHOLESALE DEALERS lit CLOTHS, CASSIMERES, HatlHrts. « ottoiiades, and ancy Dry Goods, Ma. 8, Hanover Street, (BALTIMORE, MD. i. b'kkndbeb mivi). icmbat i'[.i«m. ILIVBII 11. I'EAHUI. Hoveinber 15, ISB7.—ly. RKII* & SONS, Ms. »3» Baltimore St., Baltimore, v ash ai "ii smm or LAIN AND JAPANNED . TIN WARE, AND ilealers iv Hritannia Ware, **- Hardware, Plated Ware, and r'ancy ikxids, wholesale and retail. (C Country Merchants arc respectfully In vited to call und examine the gtxxls. November 15, 1H67,—1y. I, S. ABASH. W. T. DAVIDSON ADAMS k. DAVIDSON, WHOLESALE GROCERS, AUD DEAIJSHS IN W lit skies, Brandies, H' Hies, A. Mo. 7 Commerce Street, BALTIMORE, M D. AGENTS for tbe sale of Tobacco, drain, etc. November 15, ISU7.--ly. ■ M._ROBINSON, or Va., WITH ARTHI'K EMERY & CO., IBI'ORTEIW AND UFA I.I'P.S IN ■NSLIBH, GERMAN AND AMEKICAN IARDWARE, CUTLERY, ffl!., *3 8. Calvert Street, 15 A I.:T I M O R E , MD, AST HI X EMERY. JOHN O. KUKKTII.V November 15, 1887.—1y. d. Passano & Sons, Importers and Dealers in Notions, Hosiery, FANCT GOODS, GLOVES, TIUMMINGR ami SMALL WARES, ac« W. Baltimore St., HALTIMOKE, Mi). _Jfovember 15,18«7-ly. Charles H. Myers A BroT, Importers of BRANDIES, WINES, OIKS, RUM, SCOTCH AI.E, BROWN STOUT, SALAD OIL, CAS TILE SOAI», Ac. No. 72 Exchange l'laeo, rt ___, BALTIMORE. Mn. Kavsmber 15,1867-ly* .. j,. jl c. i»_nRA,~ (rexMBKI.T JOHN SMITB A CO., RICHMOND,) WHOLESALE DRUGGISTS, AND DRAI.ERS IN »T« •prITrTS, PATKKT MEDICINES, 4c. X*. 334 W. Baltimore Street, (Up Btalrs,) BALTIMOBE, MD. November 15, 1887.—1y.« ii c ITo r i k i7i» >"s WHITE Hlll-SE RESTAURANT, 111 Wttt Pratt Street;, Adjoining Mall by Hoime, BALTIMORE, Ml). Keveuiber 15, 1867.—1y. Cole, Price &, Co., WIIOI.EI.ALE CLOTHIERS, aaa Baltimore »1.,,»mr Charles St., I BALTIMOBE. F. COI.B. B. pan k. B. ADAMS. r. ADAHB. ovember 15, 1887.—1y. Carroll, Adams *. Neer, •fit* Baltimore street, B AL T IMO RE , Ml)., Manafacturer sand Wholesale Dealers In Boots, Shoes, Hats, AND STRAW GOODS. JAMES CABSOLL J. Q. ADAMS. J. P. NEEB. S. H. LUCAS. November 15, 1847. —6m. <. old alio i -ougli, Buck & Henry, Wholesale Dealers in NOTIONS, HOSIERY, FAJTCY GOODS, Ac. No. 8 ll»n»,,rSlrii-(, (Up Stairs,) BALTIMORE, Md. V. C. Ooldsborougii, Maryland. K. H. Huck, Virginia, J. W. Henrt, Maryland. 15, 18(t7.-ly.« GEO. W. HERRING ft. S©n7 SEAI.EB.-4 IN Cfll\A, GLASS AXDUUFEXSWARE, ■a. t Soul I, Charles Street, BALTIMOBE. November 15, 1887.—«rn. Win. il. Ryan, NOTE & BILL BROKER, AND IiUAI.F.It IN SOUTHERN MONEY, St. Paul Htreet, BALTIMORE, Hd. Ha-. M, mr.-lr. OADDESS BROsTT" SUCCESSORS TO AI.II. OADOESB STEM MARBLE WORKS, Corner of Slurp an 4 Gern.AU »<<■., ""tHS JOLLY OLD PEDAGOGUE. 'here was a Jolly old pedagogue, long ago. Tall and slender, and sallow und dry; His form was bent and his gait vmtt slow. And his long, thin hair was white as snow. But a wonderful twinkle nlioiic In his oye; And he sang every night as he went to bed "Let us be happy down here below; 'he living should live, though the dead be dead," Said the Jolly old pedagogue, long ago. Ho taught tbe scholars the Itnlo of Throe, Hooding, and writing, and history too; le look the little ones on his knee, or n kind old heart In his breast had he. And Ihe wants of the littlest child he knew .--.irn while you're yoßiig," he often said, "There Is much to enjoy down hdre below .lfc for tho living, and rest for the dead !" Hald the jolly old pedagogue, long ago. With the stupidest boys he was kind and cool, Speaking only in the gentlest tones; re rod was scarcely known in his school- Whipping to him was a barbarous rule. And too hard work for his poor old bones esldes, it was painful, he sometimes snld ; "We should make life pleasant down her below, he living need charity more than the dead, Hald the jolly old pedagogue long ago, c lived In tliebousi by Ihe hawthorn lane With roßes and wood bias over the door ; Is rooms were quiet, nnd neat, and plain, ut a spirit of comfort there held reign. And made him forget he was old and poor need so little," he often_sald; "And Biy friends and relatives here below 'on't litigate over me when I'm dead," Snld the Jolly old pedagogue, long ago. ut tea pleasanteat times he had of all Were the sociable hours he used to pass, With the chair tipped back to a neighboring wall, uking an unceremonious call. Over a pipe and a friendly glass; lis was the flnest pleasure he said, Of the many he tasted here below; Vho has no cronies had better be dead," Said the Jolly old pedagogue, long ago. ic Jolly old pedagogue's wrinkled face Melted all over In sunshiny smiles; c stirred his glass with an old school grace luckleil.and sipped, and prattled apace. Till the house grew merry from cellar t tiles. 'm a pretty old man," he gently said, "I've lingered a long time here below; bit my heart is fresh, if my youth Is lied !" Bald the Jolly old pedagogue, long ago. c smoked his p'pe in the balmy air Kvery night when the sun went down ; nd the soft wind played lo his silvery hair I .caving Its tenderest kisses there On the Jolly old pedagogue's Jolly old And feeling the kisses, he smiled and snld : '"Twas a glorious world down here below • Wivy wait for happiness till we are dead ?" Said the Jolly old pedagogue, long ago. He sat at his door ono midsummer night, After the sun had sunk lv the west, And tho lingering beams of golden light Made his kladly old face look warm am While the odorous night-winds whlspcrci Gcatly, gently he liowed his head, There were angels waiting forhim, I know- He was sure of his happiness living or dead Tills jolly old pedagogue, long ago. [ra-i» thk rxQiTmr.R anp r.XAMixrn.J A TRIP TO HELL. .Remark* of His Satanic Majesty—Abraham Lincoln, John Brown, Xat "Turner, Thirma If. Benton, Aaron Burr and Stephen A. Doug Ins— Private Opinions of the Devilon Religion Cnderstanding that a great Kadica ass meeting was to be held in Pande monium. to take into consideration the iresent aspect of American aflairs, irocured a complimentary ticket fron rother Ilunnlcutt, who is the agen or this district, and took tlie under round railroad on Saturday evening ast. The trip was a short and pleasau ic,being down grade all the way, an( ie descent proverbially easy. In a ew hours the cars arrived at the far anied shores of tlie river Styx. Here nind that a capacious wharf had bcei rected, and instead of the classic dug it by which I expected to be lerriei ver, I found a splendid new cigar-sha led propeller, called the Gen. Grant eady to receive the passengers, epped aboard, and Immediately walk 1 up to Captain Charon's office to set e, ottering him a ten cent green back it the Captain returned it to me, in ignantly, and demanded silver. For inatcly, I had a dime which I had been ong keeping as a pocket-piece am umismatic curiosity, and was thercb; nabled to pay my passage fee. 1 thei ntered into conversation with Captall liaron, whom I found quite pleasan nd communicative. Admiring iiis new teamcr, and expressing my astonish iclit at its substitution lor tlie old fcr y-boat, he told me that, his business lad increased so mucli during the Am rican war, and his strength was so inch worn out, that he had been eoiii lelled, out of his unaccumulatcd earn ings to have a steamboat built, and tha he had named it the General Grant to please the Yankees, who were his prin cipal customers. The boat was de signed by the distinguished American engineer, Colonel Charles Ellet, who lad tried very hard to persuade him to onstruct a suspension bridge across he stream, but as is was against the constitution of the Satanic governmen to cross tlie river Styx by any other means than a boat, the Colonel had to h? content with building a steamboat Ie moreover informed me that the akes in hell had become so crowded o ate that none of the new comers couii c accommodated with a hot bath, bu hat Colonel Ellet had obviated the dif cnlty, atid distinguished himself ver inch by constructing immense reser oirs in some of the valleys, which, b means of canals and tunnels coinunun ating with distant seas of liquid fire ere kept constantly filled, thus att'ort ng ample accommodation tor ail. On iteresting conversation was stoppct y the arrival of the boat at the oppo •life shorn when I was compelled to isetnhark immediately, as the boat had o return for another load. My read ers may imagine, but I cannot describe he sensation of awe and fear with which 1 trod for tlie first time—and.l rot* trie last—the plootny precincts of ie*. Transfixed with horror, I repen ed my rash act, and would have re raccd my steps, at tho risk of my rc wrtorial reputation, had I not just it hat time encountered an old familiar face in the shape of my quondam earth y Tom Jones, whom 1 saw walking along the shore, gesticulating •iolently, and quoting Shakespeare. 1 called him by name; recognizing me nstantly, he rushed tip tome and shook me violent ly by the 'rand. 1 expressed my surprise at meeting him there, and old him that his friends had erected ver his remains at Hollywood a ten bot pyramid,on which was confidently tated that he bad gone toanotlier place. Ie said that he had no doubt that, was he case with a good many others, and probably would be with mc ; but I legged him lo understand that I was lot then in the spirit but in the flesh, tuil then explained to him the object of ray mission, and requested his kind of ices—as I was a stranger in Gehenna —in conducting me to Pandemonium. Ie tendered bis services with alacrity; so, taking his arm, we walked together over an open country and tip a gently nclined hill, which was evenly covered ith a substance like lava. After walk ng about a mile, I observed that the ountry became, less oper. and the way more rough and steep, aud broken into learly regular steps. On either side vere piled up large detached masses of olcanic rocks, which gradually merged Ho gigantic precipices of tantastic lapes overhanging the gloomy path ay. At last we arrived at the month of a cavern, which was closed by a mas ive iron gate. At this gate stood a all, grny-liidred negro man of grim and diabolical aspect. Tom Informed ne that tills was the gate of Pandemo lium, and that the porter was General iabriol, the same who had once at empted an insurrectionary raid upon our city, but had been foiled in this first •on to Richmond" by the rising waters, ■"or this heroic achievement he had been rewarded with the place of gate keeper of Pandemonium. On arriving t the gate, old Gabriel stubbornly re used to let mc in: "Murs Tom," he aid, "could go any whars, but no stran 'cr can git insider dis gate widout a lars." I showed him Brother lliiiini cutt's ticket, and told him that I was he reporter for the New Nation. Ga rlcl made a low bow, said, "eirenm tances alters cases," and, with a broad rin, threw open tho gate. We de eended for a short distance through a atural tunnel, and then Pandemoni m, in its magnificent, gloomy gran eur, broke upon our vision. From tlie entrance where we stood I looked down pun an immense, nearly circular, cave, liat appeared to be about a thousand eet in diameter, the floor of which radually sloped to the opposite side. — 'he sides rose nearly perpendicular or about one hundred feet iv height, ml then sprung the mighty dome, to a eight immeasurable, dazzling with rystal stalactites and studded with parkling stars of iron pyrites, illumi lated by a thousand jets of burning »as that issued like tails of comets from lie sides and roof. Milton lias given us a magnificent escription of Pandemonium as built >}■ the architect Mulciber, but,of course t is all imaginary, and diners in lota rom the reality; for he describes It as >eing a splendid edifice erected above round, with done pillars and roof of retted gold, lighted by starry lamps cd with naptha and asphalttim; when, i truth, it is all underground, and in tend of its being designed by an angj c architect, it is in the main, Nature ivu handiwork, although Art has coi ribiited a good deal toward its coinfo ml elegance aud its adaption to its v s a legislative hall. Circular rows o eats with convenient aisles have bee icwn out of tlie solid rock, and on tl de opposite to tlie entrance a niagnil cut throne has been cut from a sol dock of crystal. The supports, side ud back of this throne are ingeiiiou y sculptured in the evolutions of thrt uge crystal serpents, which, after winding and twisting in innumerable antiistic and graceful curves, to adapt hem to the various forms of the throne, nally meet at the back, their necks rossing iv a high got hie arch, and their ivergent heads extending like a cano iy over the centre of the throne with pen mouths, protruding, defiant, bra en-tongues and glistening, evil, cine Id eyes. A spread eagle, ol solid goli vith tulons sunk into the serpent leeks, surmounts the whole. In olden times this hall,on publico asiotiß, used to be lighted up by Ham leans held up by thousands of shinii nips of darkness, but recently there a ived a party of Peiinsylvanians wl lad died of oil on the brain, who itnmi diately proposed to light it up with pt roletttn. Obtaining a favorable coi ract, they made a tunnel upwards t the oil regions of Pennsylvania, whei hey "struck He," and, conducting downwards iv pipes,distributed it over the sikes and roof of the hall. This was Uie cause of the sudden failure of so many ol the oil wells in Penusylva na a few years ago. When we entered the hall it was al eady rilled to its outer limits, and His SaMßie Majesty was occupying Uie •ryflal throne. Tom conducted me u'oitud the outer limilsolthe assembly tnd contrived to secure a position near tbe throne, where 1 could see and hear everything, and take notes of the pro ceedings. His Majesty rose and explained to the meeting that the object of their convo cation was, to take into consideration the present condition and aspect of American affairs; that his emissaries had informed him that immense defec tions from the Radical party had lately taken place; that large Democratic ma jorities had been given in tlie Northern and Western States, and that unless some active and decisive step were ta ken he feared that the Radical party would be defeated in the next presiden tial election. It was needless for him to say how disastrous such an event would be to the interests of his domin ions; that he wag indebted to the Radi cal party for the immense additions to his people by means of the American war, and he was confident, if they could be retained In power, that continued Anarchy, War, Pestilence and Famine would be tlie final and blessed result.— He therefore invoked the assembled wisdom of Hell to devise some plan by which the Kadical party could be strengthened and sustained; and first ol all, fie called upon his able friend and coadjutor, Abraham Lincoln, to give them the light of his experience and knowledge. His Majesty then took his scat amidst tlie most profound silence. Abraham arose, tall, gloomy and gaunt, and I thought considerably worsted since bis sojourn in . hell, though, I understand, he lias received high honors there, and is the devil's right hand man and chief adviser in American affairs. He said that things had been going on very badly in tlie United States since his sudden and un expected departure; that he had left a man in his place who was a traitor to his party, and who was tlie cause of all the present trouble. In his humble opinion, two things had to be done: — First. Andrew Johnson must be got ten rid of by fair means or by foul. Sec ondly. Bribery to a great extent must lie used to inspire enthusiasm and en ergy in the leaders of the Radical par ty. His experience as President had been, that nothing could be done with out bribery; it was a kind of wedge that would split the most knotty, gnarled and'tortiious rail of a Congressman.— Johnson is trying to run the machine without grease, but he will find that it will be no go. Members of Congress must have their palms greased by fat offices and contracts for themselves and tbeir friends, lie would, therefore, re commend that a committee should he scut from this court to confer with tbe leading spirits of the Radical party, and to urge upou them the propriety of ap propriating a secret service fund, which should be liberally used for the advance-' mentof the interests of their party, and the election of a Radical President; and tlie Imperative necessity of straight way impeaching Andrew Johnson and putting Wade in his place. Wade in the balance, he would not be found Biting. [Laughter, and criesof "Bul :>ryou;" "Go it, old Abe."] hen arose a tall, grim, rugged old man, with dishevelled gray locks, and a bluish ring around his neck, whom I recognized at once as Old John Brown, of Harper's Ferry memory. He said that ha agreed in the main with his dis tinguished friend who had just taken Ida seat, but he thought that more ought to be done; be had spent his life iv the other world, and lost it, too, in the graad object of elevating the negro and freeing him from the shackles of South ern slaveholders; that hi; had been the apostle ol liberty, and although he had effected but little iv his own person, yet he had sown the good seed, which ger minating at tlie North, ant] watered by the blood of Lincoln and the thousands of martyrs who had fallen in the late glorious struggle for freedom, have grown up to the imperishable tree of liberty which now overshadowed the whole South. He, therefore, thought that he had a right to say a word for I still persecuted and down-trodden can; tlie blood ot martyrs would be 1 in vain if they loosed the. hold that they now had on the throats of the Southern rebels. Their only chance to save the Radical party was to keep the rebels from voting. If that were done all would be lost: restrict still further tlie rebel right of suffrage, keep on re constructing until you get the black man on top and the white rebel at the bottom, and then the pyramid of liber ty will be upon a safe and sure basis. "Dats hit!" cried a frenzied looking negro, who arose with rolling eyes and outstretched arms. 1 did not know him, but Jones whispered to me that it was Nat Turner. "My frcn has called hisselt do "Postle of Liberty,' but I was de fust Oppostle and de fust martyr, eeppin my fren, de porter at de gateob dis hall niout claim de premption to dat -sigiiittieance. I tell you, you must light de debbie wid fire." fLouil cheers and yells, and cries of "put him out."] His Majesty, who, I am told, loves a good joke, called the meeting to order, and smilingly reminded tlie speaker that his language was neither parlia mentary nor complimentary to the chair. Nat resumed—"l mnbly beg your madjisty's pardin; I thot I was preach in to de riggers in Soiifamtnn; nebber ik-less I holds to de pinion dat half-way messures won't do, we BUist lieard de lion in his den, and drib*, him out'n it, too. I means by dat. Dat we mns ex communicate de rebels f'-om de face oli de yearth, and let de niggers hab de whole Souf; dat de id or; its darn by right* any how, who dared do woods? who built de fences? and wnkked d lan, an made tie cottau and de corn and de barker, dat made de white folk rii'b, if de nlggcrsMidn't do It? Dat what I preached at fuss, and il you cur ry out dat idea, Jen de glorious Sun ob Liberty will shine forebberon a happ. and niancipatcd Souf-" Here Nut subsided, and a portly gen tlemuii arose and said, "May it pleas your Majesty 1 have had thirty j'ear experience In the United States Senate aud am of the opinion that it is the iv Kial shinplastcrs, (I ask pardon lo expression infernal—l use It in no idious sense) but it is this miserable paper currency that is bringing ruli upon the Radical party; let them res umc specie payments, repudiate tin public debt, linUh the l'acilic railroad and make my son-in-law, Colonel Fre mont, president, and I'll insure tint the Radical party and the country wll Aaron Burr claimed the attention o the meeting for a short time. He list studied American politics, and had beei a close observer of American affairs cv er since the organization of the Unitei States government, and the result o his observation was, that mankind wen unfitted for self-government, and tha the Republic was a failure. It wa needless for him to enter into any ar gnment; the fact stared them In the face, and his advice was to strengthet the hands of the Radical party, instrtic theui to nominate Gen. Grant for the Presidency, and to elect him by any means fair or foul; a little tnanagemen on the part ol Congress could easily el feet that object, Grant once elected, he could assure them there would be ai and of the republic. With the army a his command and tlie insatiable appe tite for plunder of the Northern people the object, cowed condition of tlie South, and the easily-bought complied ty of the ignorant Radical negro, then would be no dilllculty in his making himself dictator and then emperor o the United States; s. consummation lie thought most devoutly to be wished lor, aud one that would redound to the benc flt of America and of his Majesty's do- Stepben A. Douglas arose, wrath and belligerent. He said that he couli not allow these Radical revolntionar. doctrines to pass unnoticed, withou putting in a word of defence for th cause in which he had labored so lon, and so hard while in the flesh—the grea Democratic party of America—[shouts o '•put him out," "down with the Demo nrat," "to the lakes with him," "boi him," -'roast him," "fry him," etc.] ii the midst of which and the dennmia yells of a thousand infuriated fleuds Stephen slunk out of tlie hall. His Majesty having commanded am enforced order, icmarked that it wa obvious that the sense of the meeting was unauhnously in favor of atistaiufn; tlie Radical party, and as his cherishei friend Mr. Lincoln had advised then as to the benefits that would be rcapei from Judicious bribery, he suggestci that the most able and influential mem ber of the party should be appointed as the leader, and to inspire him with re newed ardor and energy, he should bt assured of Ids high ap-jreciation at this court, and the certainty of his receiving the highest honors and emoluments here after his death. A unanimous shout of approval greeted this sugges tion. His Majcst.' said, that it only re mained to select the leader, and he de sired to hear the sense ol the meeting on that point. Mr. Lincoln nominated and warmly advocated the claims of the flon. Thaddeus Stevens, who he raid, was air tady the acknowledged leader of the party; which was warmly secon ded by the meeting. John Brown ob jected to him on account of his age am' growing infirmities, and nominated the Hon. Charles Sumner. (Cheers.) Nat Turner nominated "do llonnerble G Mi neral Benjamin Butler, who was de most sponsiblist and influensliallist man wid de party bof Norf and Souf.' At this His Majesty arose, indignant and assured the meeting that lie wotili not hear of such a man as Beast Butler receiving high honors in hell, that i (neb as he were to be received at his court, hell would cease to be respecta ble. When Butler came there, as come he must, he had prepared for him a cor ner in one of tlie lowest slums of bell, where lie should be closed in a huge bottle and fed with an iron spoon on melted silver—he was fond uf silver ant should have his glut of it. (Shouts ol Laughter., T .c vote being taken, resulted in the selection of Hon. Thad. Stevens as the leader of the Radical party, and Chas. Sumner as associate leader and succes sor iv case that old Thad. should be called to enter upon the enjoyment of his Infernal honors before the next Presidential election. The chair then appointed Abraham Lincoln, John Brown and Nat Turner as the committee to proceed to Wash ington immediately. John Brown thanked the chair for his appointment and said that be would be glad to go to the upper world once more, it if was only to see how old Henry A. Wise enjoyed the los 3 of his niggers, and to feel even with him. The meeting then adjouined. I lingered In the hal until nearly every one had passed out, when Tom proposed to introduce me to his Majes ty, and before I knew it, had conduetei vie up to the Infernal P.esence and in troduced me as Mr. Spike from Rich mond. I made a low and trembling beisancc, and stammered out an apolo ogyfor my pre«enc« at tho meeting, stating that I was a reporter, and had come lor the expiess purpose of report ing tlie proceedings for one of the K'n-li nioud papers. His Majesty smiled en couragingly, assured me that no apolo gy was needed. "You know," he said, "that I have been called the 'Father ot Lies,' ami that being tlie case, of course, 1 must be nearly related to t\ic repoi-ters; and am glad to have met with you."— At this little sally his Majesty laughed merrily, and of course I had to follow suit, although I thought it was rather personal, lie then leaned forward in a confidential way, and said, "you must excuse my pleasantry, I am really glad to sec you and to have an opportunity of conversing with you. I fear that 1 am greatly misunderstood by your peo ple, and would like, through you, to correct some ol their misapprehensions. Now answer mc candidlj-, did you not expect to find me black as a negro, and ornamented with a tail, hoofs a.i-l horns?'' I told him candidly that I did. Just here I think it would be well to give a description of the personal ap pearance of his Satanic Majesty. His general appearance is that of a man thirty-five or forty years of age, about six feet in height, thin and wiry in his limbs, his chest and shoulders full and well-developed, his face a long oval, complexion a pale clear olive ,hair black, soft and curling down to his shoulder*, eyes very black, lustrous and piercing, but assuming at times a magnetic soft ness and tenderness that would he ir resistible with women, nose sligluly aiptilinc and thin, short upper lip, covered by a short, thick, black mous tache, slightly curling at tlie extremi ties, and merging into a well trimmed, wavy black beard, lips beautifullycurv ed and full, expressive of strong will and passion, curling at times with con tempt and hatred, and then again wreathed iv playful mirth, teeth bril liantly white, sharp and pointed, lie was dressed, in honor of the occasion, iv the uniform of a United States army officer, of perfect Ut, and wore, I should think, about No. 7 boots. The only ornaments he wore were au exquisite ly-cut cameo, representing the Temp tation in Paradise, and on the little finger of his right hand a gold ring, formed of three serpents twisted to gether, and enclosing between their heads a large diamond of supernatural brilliancy. In his right hand he held a gold sceptre, fashioned like tho ring, the serpentsenelosingatcrrestialglobe, significant ol Satan's sway over the earth. The three serpents, I learned, was the Satanic emblem, adopted in derision and defiance of theJHoly Trini ty. This was the mneh-talked-of, but little understood Devil as he leaned over conversing with me. But to resume : His Majesty said. "I know it; and just as yaur people have blackincd my face, so have they black- my character. Now tell, mc If you please, what they think of me mor ally ?" 1 hesitated, but he said, "speak out, and let us be confidential." Thus reassured. I ventured to remark mildly that I believed that the general opin ion was that he was rather inclined to he irreligious, and that I had heard it said that he had an aversion to holy water. He replied, with a grim smile, "Now just see how I »m misunderstood ; it is true I am not a member of any church, but I have a high respect for religion. though I will acknowledge that In old en times I was much opposed to it, because it was pure and evangelical, and did interfere a great deal with the affairs of my kingdom ; but the way re ligion is now conducted particularly in Ir Northern churches, I look upon a pleasant, fashionable amusement i which I am in perfect harmony, o my aversion to holy water, that is nonsense ; the truth is, I have an aversion to water of all kinds, because. when sprinkled on me it causes my skin to blister, and gives me intense pain. The only holy water in the world is the tear of repentance and that" here he checked himself aud looked down—"but this is a disagreablc sttb tl would rather converse on poli- You can form a pretty correct of the opinions that arc held here our affairs, by the proceedings ot leeting, ol which I hope you will a faithful report; as to myself, the interest that I take in politics is as far as they allect the affairs of my king dom, and as my interests are decidedly with the success of the Radical party, ot course I shall throw all the weight of my influence on that side. The South has no cause to love me, for 1 have been indirectly the cause of all their woes; it was to my interest that the late war should be prolonged, so I frequently interfered in your battles and pievented the Confederate victo- Sfroin achieving a peace, which they Id otherwise have done," (thinks I to myself, "you be ,") but before I could finish the altogether superfluous wish in my own mind he looked at me sharply, and said : "I know you are Ping me now, but you must remem that all governments are founded and conducted upon the principle of self-interest. For that reason England would not help you, and for that reason I was against you. So much tor the past—now as to the future: General Grant will be your next President; my inllnence will effect that, and then, as Aaron Bnrr said to-night, you may look out for a monarchy, which is the only true, substantial form of govern ment. "*' 1 suggested that Grant did not have head enough to cflect such a revo lution. He replied, "True, Grant is mud lle.-lie.idcd, but he will have good THE SAtITE YiKGINIAIL, IS Ptni.INIIEn WEEKLY BY Dr. O. W. Bagby A A. F. Stofer. TF.nMS OK HI'IISCKirTIOW. One Copy .1 months *1 00 Chilis of live, one year IS SO (liilis often, one year, .....I'JIW Clubs of twenty, one year, tOUU «iT- Voluntary i-oininiinlriit lons, i-imtalnin Interesting Or Important news, solicited from any quarter, P- Rejected communications we can no irtake to return. Oliltnnry niitii-es exceeding live lines be. charged fur at our regular advertls lug rates. «#■ All letters on business connected wltl Uie olllee, must be addressed to the "Native Virginian." . i J— ' .. .1 —-»-»--— ailvisers.and he has the nerve and don't mind shedding blood." llerelie mused rapped with his flngere on the er\ stul serpent, and siijd, as if to liitnseir, "I think we can manage it." At this juncture a tittle blank imp ap iiroached with a silver waiter Oil whiet was a golden tankard ; he took the tankard, saying, "I always take a nigh t before retiring—this is some o arris & Briiniir.ers best, sent dowi to mc as a present by John Minn Burts : it is dashed with a little boiling laiitl aquafortis (ogive if a bet r. Will you join me?" offering up smilingly. I begged to bo on the plea of being a tceto- And pray," said he, "what Is explained that teetotalers were y who were pledged not to y ardent spirits. "Is it possi d he. "that there can be sucl I must see to them, If they red to flourish they will deprive If my custom." He tiien enip tankard at a draught, wiped hi i a white cambric htindken hiet ;ared to be refreshed and ex I. ite invited mc cordially ti lew days In Ids kingdom ; sail I like to take me around and the sights which would fur some good "Urms," especially reservoirs, "which, by the by," '•were designed by a couiitry out-s—Colonel fillet—a man o; what do you think he proposed rely ? nothing less than to bore through the earth to tlie At :ean, and let in the waters ol t, to extinguish the fires ot hel liticent scheme truly, but I toll I thought that the meeting o! elements in such large quanti dd generate sufficient gas to the whole world, ne said he rtthite the water, and by means cr tunnel to terra firma let oil as last as it wns generated.— tl him I did not like that sum y of dispensing with hell, and ;sed the subject. The fact is, te, lull is a necessity ; what wolild of such people as Brownlow, Wade, Butler, Stanton, Sum" j., if there was no hell?" He le me a polite bow of dismissal, ed mc his hand which courtesy dme to take, lie gave me a iake, which caused a tingling i as if a thousand ants were up my arm. Tom also mivde ;, and we departed. Tom ac ed me a part of the way to tho mi stopped, aud said he must ood-bye, as be bad to attend a ; the Duchess de Pompadour's, ted to shake bauds with him, 1 that my arm was paralyzed, ike out in a great laugh, "So aid he, "for shaking hands with il. He did that because you your were a teetotaler." [ am not a teetotaler, and only i get nd of drinking his Infer lound ol whisky aud sulphur." id Tom, "lie knows that as well nd he vrm,"greening" you when out that ho didn't know what iter was. I tell you, there's joing on in the world that ho now all about, and have a iin too. Good-bye!" him good-bye with my left J, hurrying down lo the river, next train for home, where I bout day-break, glad enough y foot upon this upper crust c, and vowing never to go to l. it I can help it. t to state that there were three us looking passengers on thu d one of them ha 1 on a long 1 a Scotch cap. I know by that, were the Infernal Commiision four faithful Reporter. SPIKK. >E CULTURE IN VIBGIHIA — . Kennedy, President of the Kentucky llorticult ural Society asserts, that Grape culture in this country is iniiuitoly more prolitable than it is iv Europe, where, from a single species more than two thousand good varieties have been produced, and upwards of four hundred of them are now cultiva «ln France and Spain, exclusively wine. Another authority on this subject states "that two hundred and Hfty gal lons per acre is considered a very mod erate estimate of the average crops of American vineyards, four times that, amount having been produced, and one dollar a gallon is certainly a very low figure for the product." Descending to details, the estimated yield per acre in Ohio is 200 gallons, in California 800 gallons. In North Caro lina the native Scuppernong will yield 735 gallons of pure wine, which would bring in any market $2 per gallon. — Tills would aggregate, gross, ?1,480.— From which deduct cost ot sugar $100, Nt of labor $200—a net balance ol $1, --per acre will be left, is to the adaption of the soil and cli mate of Virginia to vine culture, says the Whig, we do not want proofs. It has beeri fully tested. It is not alone our prejudice and partiality, that claim it. Foreigners and visitors from the North have satisfied themselves in re gard lo it. We have before us at thi > moment an article on -The Virginia Vineyards," extracted from Ihe Practi cal Fai-mer, published in Philadelphia, which expresses the opinion that tho Vineyards of the Piedmont Valley "will become an important source of wealth to Virginia." It alludes to their freedom from rust and mildew and the protection afforded them by the surrounding mountain ranges; stales Unit they escape uninjured when even the excellens vineyards at Brie sillier, and that tho grapes ripen nearly a month earlier than Now York varietie* aiidsurpass tlienttofruitniliicss Mil tla- VOr - |CP" The tenor ot sonic singers -dvuild lie like that, spoken of in Cray "s Llegy —noiseless tenor;