Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune, 20 Mayıs 1876, Page 11

Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune dated 20 Mayıs 1876 Page 11
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FAMILIAR TALK. jinny Arrows in the Quiver"— CCcmnrkablo Human / Fecundity. Scotchman Who Had Sixty two Children by One Wife. American Jonmnlism n Century Ago*** Spiccry In Orent Krltalu. MANY ATIROWS IN THE QUIVER. Under the above title, a writer in All the Year floutul has collected from Azotes and Queries, and puioue other publications, on amazing list of pises answering to the question, “ Are there any Iwcll-autlicnticntcd examples of a father or a 'another having had two dozen children or morel”. Beginning with the lowest number mentioned In tho qucry» the writer cites six In stances proving the aOlmmtlve of the question. Among the most curious of theso Is that of Co). John Turner, which Is recovered from a volume W celebrated trials. While tho suit was In progress la which this gentleman was Involved, jio gave In the following casual bit of testimony concerning Ills wife: “Bho sat down, being somewhat fat and weary, poov heart,! I have had twenty-seven children by her,—fifteen sons and twelve daughters." Another interesting example Is that of a publican’s wife nt Chester, who was living twenty years ago, and had borne twenty-six children within sixteen years. There were a number of twins Included In these births. A third case notable is that of a woman / vrho, at tho beginning of the present century, resided at Now Bond, nml had been tbo mother of twenty-eight children, all of whom had been Single births and had lived several months, al though not more than ten were surviving at any 'sno time. ' Passing on to a still higher number, nine in stances are recorded wliero thirty or more chil dren were born of tho same parent. An eld copy of the Gentleman's Magazine contains the obituary notice of Mrs. Agnes Melbourne, who died at tho ago of 100, and had homo thirty children. * A woman In Essex Is mentioned who had fifteen boys In succession, and then, to make tho thing even, bad fifteen girls In tho same unbroken sequence. It Is stated that, when Charles V. entered Ghent In stale as tho . Count »of Flanders, one Oliver jUnJan, 1 whoso wife hud brought him twenty-one boys ami ten girls, pro fcntca himself before tho Emperor at tho head of his corps of boys, all In uniform. Of course tbo marvelous spectacle secured a pension for the prosperous father. But tho final fate of (his numerous family was most tragical. Tho whole thirty-one children were destroyed by the Black-Dcatn which prevailed In 1523, and tho berclt parents followed their offspring to the frnvo soon after. Ghent erected a memorial to his extraordinary family, which is still In pres ervation. Towards the close of the Inst century a re markable sight was witnessed at Klston-le-Moor. In Cumberland, viz.: a procession consisting of ? man and Ids wife and thirty children marching e church to attend tho baptism of the iast ami tblrty-Arst youngster added to the family group. It is related that, when tho Emperor Henry 11. Was once traveling through Germany, tho Count of Abondabug gave over to his sovereign his thirty-two children, ns tho most precious jewels ho could oiler to the Crown. In a number of ths Gentlemen'* Jfayaslne for tho year 1750, there occurs this terse notice under tho head of Births: U A woman in Vcrc street, of the thirty- Ifth child by one husband.” Advancing to a yet higher flgurc, our authori ty gives four examples of upwards of thirty-live tlilTdrcn of one and the same mother. Early in the sixteenth century, Thomas and Helen Urqn hart, of Cromarty Castle, were tho proud parents of twenty-Ave sons who grew up to inunhood, and of eleven daughter! who lived to be married ami tnnnyaf them the mothersof large families. Towards the close of the seventeenth century, Thomas Grccnhlll, a surgeon and author of a treatise on the Art of Embalming, addressed a petition to tho Duke of Norfolk, then Earl Marshal of England, In which he B prayed: 44 That, hi consideration of your ititloncr being the seventh son and thirty nth child of one father and mother, your Grace would be pleased To signalize by some particular motto or augmentation in bis coat-of armor, to transmit to posterity so uncommon a thing.” Tho application was granted,—thy addition to the urccnhlll coat-of-nrms being 44 a dcmi-grlllln, powdered with thirty-nine mul lets.” One of tho most remarkable instances of fertility is afforded bv the Bathurst family. The youngest brother of the late Lord Bathurst had twenty-two children by his first wife, and fourteen by his second; while two brothers and a sister of nis had, during their married lives, sixty-four children,—making in all Just 100 us tho progeny of tho four couples. Proceeding to the incredible number of forty children, there aro Avo eases cited. Pennant transcribes, In his Tour In Wales, tho following epitaph: 44 Hero lyoth tho body of Nicholas Slacker, of Conway, gent., who \vju the forty first child of his lather, Wflllaru Ilockcr, by Alice ids wife, and the father of twenty-seven children. 1037.” An inscription on a tomlH ftono In Itcydon churchyard, Yorkshire, states that William Stratton was burled In 1734 at the ago of 07, and Unit ho had had forLy-Avo chil dren,—twenty-eight by his first wife and seven teen by her successor. It Is said that a Floren tine noble, tho Marchcse Fcscohaldl, possesses the portrait of an ancestress, Ulonom Salvlato, on which is Inscribed the declaration that the lady 44 hud had fifty-two children,—never less Ilian three nt a birth, and on one occasion six at % birth.” A still more marvelous story Is taken from tho Collectanea Topographlcn, in tho narllcan collection, where it Is recorded that a Scotch weaver had by one wife elxty-two chil dren, all of whom lived to ho baptized, and lerty-six of whom grew to manhood and four to Womanhood. But wo have borrowed ns runny coses from the Wondrous store of our Informant os the average reader will care to go over. The original writer does not vouch for tliu authenticity of all of lacm, but simply repeats them as they were given to him; therefore, those which most task mo credulity may well bo taken with a grain of allowance. Nevertheless, there are in tbo list we- Uye quoted a sufllclcut number of unquettkm able examples of remarkable fecundity to create ‘‘our special wonder.” As a lilting climax to the senes of astonlsldng stories, we copy ver batim tbo closing paragraph of the article from wjdch tbo whole have been extracted: “Horace Walpole speaks of an ancient lady whom ho vis ited, one Mrs. Godfrey; she had a daughter, Who hail a daughter (Lady Watdogravc). who ted a sou (Lord wuldcgravc), who bad a daugh ter (Lady Harriet Beard), who bad u daughter juountcsfl Dowager of Pawls), who badadaugh kr (Lady Cline), who bad an infant son I Horace Walpolu saw all the eight generations at dlifer lot periods of bis life. Thu secret here was— July marriages, ouo after another.” JOURNALISM A CENTURY AGO. When our forefathers signed tho Declaration Bf Independence, just a hundred years ago, there was a feeble weekly press existing In tho wuntry, hut us yet not a dally newspaper had been established. Of all tho veutures In jour nalism that had been undertaken by enterpris ing printers, tho most active had been Issued only semi-weekly, and tho remainder were heb domadal publications. Onco or twleo •in tho seven days was quite as often as tho puny slwots could bo filled with news-matter gleaned from near and far. There were no telegraphs b* those days, no railroads, no steamboats; and Intelligence traveled by tho slow coach or tho horseman, or even tho pedestrian, who con ned from mouth to mouth rumors, and gos "P> and facts, In a curious and often luoxplle nhlij medley. Communications were two Months coming from England and six mouths «om Constantinople; and, under theso trying ttndlUons, the most cnorgctlu journalists were |°tnpclled to manufacluro much of their mn wHal from mero hearsay, or “ ovolvo It out of t ~ c fr Inner consciousness.” Tho columns,of beat papers of tho time wore mainly filled ™th anecdotes, satires, and lampoons. ; ‘ Thera Is a slnglo copy—tho only ono extant—? j hj the collection of the British Colonial papers, I Jj* a newspaper that was started In Boston, lu I pptemlcr, 1090, with tho Intention of appear- I | u g monthly. Its tltlu was J'ultick Occurrence *, j . •Poretyn and Momaitck; but tills was i »i 6 hnply oiu?e, the authorities suppress ' i-®!,. 0 bublleatlon beforo a second uumbor ( «mld bo brought out. Tho tublo of coulenu of mo unique sheet contained, among other mat ‘‘•w, an account of tho retreat of Wluthrop’s from Lake Champlain. Fourteen years «ter this, tho Motion Nevst-Letler—tha first , journal tliat was able to maintain an i ®*«teuco—como Into being. Tho initial number ;was Usued April 81, 1701 It was printed by Uucu, and owned by John Camp tlio I'oalwastcx of Uw town. For eighteen jean the last-named Individual hold IhopostUoa of proprietor of the publication, which can hare brought' him hut little profit, ns, according to his-own declaration, when It was seven years old ho-could not "vend 250 copies of ono lm prcsnlun.” “The earliest numbers,” says Palfrey, “were printed on ahalf-slicctof;«( paper. Afterwards, when there was a special press of matter, like what now calls forth n aujptetnenl, a white sheet was used. In the first number there was one advertisement, and two In the second. The pa per Introduccil Itself to the public ns follows: ‘This is to bo continued weekly, and all persons who have any houses, lauds, tene ments, farms, ships, vessels, goods, wares or merchandises, &c., to he he sold or let. or ser vants run away, or goods stolen orient, may have the same Inserted, at nrcasoimhlcrate from twelve pence to five shillings, and not to exceed, who may agree with Nicholas Ilourno for the same at his shoo, next door to Major Davis’, apothecary In Boston. near the old meeting house.’ Tho AVics-LeHcrwas continued till Itio evacuation of Iloston by the Ilrltisb troops, in 1«<0, being in its latest years tbu organ of the Tory narty.” In 1711), the Poston Oasetle entered the field of Journalism, hitherto monopolized by the AVim /jftter. In the same year, llio American Weekly Mercuric was established In Philadelphia. Two years later, the New Sngland Vournnt appeared in Iloston. In 1725, lire AVw- 1 wrA Onztilt won started; In 17515, tho Virginia Uazelte was Issued at Williamsburg; In 177 a, the RoyalUazcltecamc out In New York; and, in 1775. tho Massachu setts Spy, which Is still published at Worcester. Issued Its Initial number. These yre the most important and long-lived of the many Journals that were established prior to the year 1770. In nil, some fifty dillcruiit newspapers were found ed between 1 #4B and 1783, ana but three were In existence at the close of the Revolution. “By many of them,” remarks Edward Abbott, “tho largest liberty of discussion was allowed; and there were noticeable tendencies to the freest sort of speculation. Of Journal ism In the modern sense of the term, elaborated, enterprising, competitive, lavish In outlay, umi presenting a field for the highest attainments nml must carefully-acquired professional skill, there was absolutely nothing. Ami yet wo must accord to tho Journals of the Revolution small, irregular, straggling sheets that they were—tho credit of a generally heroic spirit, and a very nobio achievement In shaping the patriotic temper of the times.” Tho newspaper-press of England had antici pated that of America by less than a century. The first publication of tbc kind appeared dur ing tho roign of James 1., 1022. It was entitled tho London Weekly Courant. During the Long Parliament, newspapers multiplied freely; nnu, in 1713,—th0 period of tho Civil War,—as many ns twenty were In circulation. Among their fanciful titles we note tho Country's Complaint , tho Weekly Accounts , tho Parliament's Scout, the Scot's Dove, tho Secret Owl, and tho Smoking Nocturnal. Tho earliest English newspaper de serving of the name was tho Public Intelligencer , established by Sir Robert L’Estrango, in 1003. A TAMED -WIED-BOAR, Tlicro Is a great variety of game in the forcA lands of France, but there are no efficient lawn for its preservation. A system of poaching is practiced with skill, and with Impunity, by a' class of professional hunters and trappers called JJracounters, who supply the markets regularly, at the expense of the land-owners, and to the gradual extermination of game of all sorts. The wild-boar is u very common inhabitant of the dense woods, affording exciting sport for huntsmen. Fierce as is the nature of this ani mal, It Is said to bo easily tamed when captured young, and to display much fondness for its unman companions. Homertou mentions the ease of one “which regularly followed its master to the village-diurcli, and would not he ex cluded, but came at last, by the toleration of the Cure, to bear mass like a Christian; till Anally it grew to an alarming size, and was soid to a traveling menagerie for the sum of 70 francs. . .~. As for the future fate of the beast, Its owner admitted with sorrow that the time must ultimately arrive when it would he necessary to have him 4 bled’; but, when that day came, he hoped bo might be at a distance, and not be a witness of the sacrifice.” • A SCOTCtI POETASTER. Among the -youthful friends of the late Dr. Norman Maclcod, was Dugald M , a poet of local celebrity. The bard was not destitute of talent, and some of Ids verses imprisoned sparks of ttio divine lire; yet his excessive con ceit and pomposity made him tho frequent laughing-stock of the gay set to which he be longed. On one occasion, it is related of him by tho biographer of Dr. Maclcod, that, In an swer to a toast in which the poets of,Scotland were mentioned mthcr disparagingly, the Irate and excited Dugald sprang to his feet, and in u loud voice exclaimed: 44 1 will tell tho gentle man what poetry is. Poetry is tho language of tho tempest when it roars through the crashing forest. Tho waves of ocean tossing their foam ing crests under tho lash of the hurricane— they, sir, speak In poetry. Poetry, slrl poetry was the voice In which tho Almighty thundered through tho awful peaks of Sinai; and I my self, sir, have published five volumes of poetry, and the lust, in its third edition, cun he had for the price of live shillings and sixpence.” SPICEKY. That Great Britain does not suffer from want of splcery to season Us plea and puddings Is certified by the following statistics, taken from tho lirUlsh TradtJoumal: Tim annual Import of cinnamon ie about 1,000,000 Ihs.; of doves, about the same; of nutmegs, from 500,000 to' 700.000 lbs.; of pepper, 20,01)0,000 lbs. (three fourths of which is reshipped to the Continent); of pimento, or allspice, 20,000 to 30,000 cwt.; of vanilla, GOO to TOO lbs.; and of ginger, newly 31.000 cwt. _____ RELICS OF THE MOUND-BUILDERS. To the Editor q f The Tribune. Dellville, Richland Co., 0., May 10.—' The letter of Prof. Gunning which appeared In Tub TumuNß a few weeks ago, giving a description of the opening of a mound near Spoouville Sta tion, on Grand River, In which ho made various important discoveries, interested me In au un usual degree. In describing one of the crania bo found, which belonged ton Mound-Builder, bo says: “The frontal bone [above the eyes] slopes back at an angle almost us low as In the ornng, making a forehead almost as low as that oftliemiluial. Thu parietal plates are Hat. Placing the skull with orbits facing you, you are im pressed with the narrow, low, and receding fore head, the absence of frontal eminences, and the flattening of the parietal hones, wlilch make Die cranium, not, as lu us, small from the base to tbo apex on a rounded out llnej but taper up Into a form approaching tbo pyramid. A human skull more aim-like than that which I took from Spoouville Mound, on the banks of Grand River, has not been found.” This discovery of Prof. Gunning, In connec tion with an ancient relic I have in my nrclnoo logical collection, may help materially to eluci date a very Important point lu regard to tho general form of tho heads of this prehistoric race. The rullc mentioned is a mammoth sand stone pipe, with a human effigy on the front hide, carved out In bold relief, represented In a sluing tnmlure, as though Bitting on tho ground, with tho knees drawn up rather closely near thu lower part of (ho breast, with a hand clasped hold of a teg, a lllllu below tho knee. Five or six, oltbar arrow heads or spear-heads, are marked on tho breast, and bands uro represented on the arms. The face of tbo figure- Is con siderably upturned, and has a beseeching and sorrowful expression. On each side of tho facu several lines aro carved, Ono commences nt thu outer angle of thu eye. and runs obliquely across thosldo of tho face; the other begins at tho middle of the lower margin of tho eye, and passes down by tho sido of the nosu ami thu corner of thu month, terminating at (huendof thu chin. Thu head has a “tup-knot." My own view is. (hat this ctllgy was intended to represent acaptlvu or prisoner-of-war. The dlflercu t points of the effigy, as have been designated, indicate that this pipe was symltollcnl of war,—was used In war-councils. For a rude people It is very well executed. The figure is B*i inches high, and about 0 Indies across tho brcostJ-welpht, 3V4 pounds. It was found In Peru Township, ilorrowOounty, Ohio. From the time 1 first cimo into possession of this remarkable relic of antiquity, I have been fully of thu opinion that it was tho work of the Mound- Builders, and that tho form of tho body and shape of thu head of tho effigy were probably a fair representation, in the particulars mentioned, of tho pen. pio who made it. Tho tlgare, In form ami In Its leading features, Is very unlike that of an Indian. Prof. Gunning’s description of the principal skull ho found struck mo on account of Its almost per fect correspondence In shape with tho heed of the olllgy which has been duscrllwd. Tho latter'ls also in form most strikingly like tho skull of an apeororang. As before quoted. Prof. U. says of his discovery, “A human skull more apo-llko than that which I look from Hppouvlllu Mound, on the banks of Grand River, cannot bo found." I con justly appropriate tho stylo of Ids language by saving that a uioro apu-llko head, carved by tbo art of man, than that represented on tho body of this pino-olllgy, picked up in Ohio, could not well bo made. There is certainly a wonderful corre spondence lu tho shape of this Mound-Builder's cranium and thu beau of this effigy.— tho latter .being,, in all probability, (hs skillful handiwork o| the same racu of people to which thu cranium - belonged. Thoro, in a souse, thu worker and bis vrurkaro brought together. Tho two In conjunc « n J«» 0 ’ real weight In helping to solve • soar iDßorturt pedal la' tuduaplogy, la THE CHICAGO TRIBPNE: SATURDAY, MAY 20, 1876-TWELVE PAGES. to (he cranlology of tho Motmd-Bolldcrs. All that. can bo learned of this ancient people esn of couno only Ixj gathered front their different re-’ mains. As an antiquarian I fake a deep nmt profound Interest In learning all that ran be gleaned concerning this racn long ■luce plowed away, and. so far as I am able, wiah to contribute, if only a little, to (he general fund of information upon tho subject of preblilarlc man on this Continent. I will mention, Incidentally, that I have also an other mammoth ■nmlitono pipe, which represents, not man, but a reptile, or hull-frog. This is also, 1 presume, tho work of tho Mound-builders. Its weight Is '2H pniuds, and It woh found in Trenton Township, Delaware County, Ohio, I would llko to learn the Posl-Ofllco address of Prof, Cinnnimr. ns I wish In open a corrcspondcneo with him. If ho should see this, will he please drop n line to tny regular Poat-Ofllco, ReUvlllc, Hlchlnnd County, Ohio? 0. W. Van Vlick. EOOKFORD. Tima* Writer - Works—Aldermanlo Vote Against Krptnllntlon—Doalfi of Kz-Mnyor willioms—Decoration Day—A Delinquent Treasurer—Tim Liquor Question. fiflertnl carreipontfenee of The Tribune. IlocKPonn, 111., May 18.—There lias been considerable speculation this week relative to the position the new Council would take In tho matter of tho Water-Works debt. It will bo remembered that, two yenrj ago, tho Holly System of Water-Works was put In here, nt a cost of $230,000. At the time, the dty was owing n bonded Indebtedness of nearly SIOO,- 000; and hence a portion of the Water-Works indebtedness was Illegal according to tho new State law. In order to evade this law, tho Al dermen issued time-orders. An Injunction was then served by Ellsba Kirk, which put a stop to the issuing of any more time orders, nml also to the completion of the Works, though about $350,000 had at that time been expended. The Injunction is slowly work ing Its way through tho Courts, but do decision has been reached. Some of our citizens, but happily only a few, arc In favor of tho repudia tion of n portion of the Indebtedness,—l believe about $90,000. Last Monday, SIO,OOO worth of time-orders came duo. Borne believe the new Council, who are all Antl-Wntcr-Works, us well ns Anti-Llecnso men, would repudiate. But to tho honor of our fair city be It said, after n heat ed discussion they paid tho SIO,OOO. On consult ing with Mayor Rhoades, your correspondent as certained that It Is not tho Intention of tho Rockford Council to rcpudlatn Its debt, unless compelled to do so by law. This will bu quite a relief to persons (n Chicago and elsewhere who hold the time-orders. DEATH OF BX-MATOU WILLIAMS. Tho death of cx-Moyor Charles Will iams, in the 88th year of Ids ago, took place here on Monday morning, and his funeral services were held yesterday. There were few men who possessed so many sterling fluidities as this old gentleman, who was five times elected to the otllccof Mayor of Rockford. He was born In Brlmltcld, Mass., ami was upon the streets a few days before Ids death. He re tained his faculties until tho last, nml ho was,nt tho time of Ids death, Chairman of the Commit tee appointed on tho extension of tho Rockford, Rock Island & 6t. Louis Railroad. He was also a Director ot the Rockford Insurance Com pany. THE nODT OF EDOENB DOTBO FOUND. The body of Eugene C. Boyse, the missing boy, was found in tho race, Saturday. At the Coroner’s inquest,his companion, Rennie Peake, admitted to iiavlng seen Eugene fall into the water, but denledlhat he pushed him in. As there was no actual proof against him, the jury gave Peake the benefit of tho doubt, and re turned a verdict of accidental drowning. A MUTILATED COltrSß POUND ON A FARM. P. S. Doolittle, residing a few miles from Rock ford, at a place called Harlem, found tho dead body of a man, about fiOyenrs of ape, In u lonely snot on his farm. Tho body was In a terrible state of decomposition, and life bad evidently been extinct several weeks. His clothes would Indicate that ho was in good circumstances. Nothing was found on Ids person to identify him, uml tho whole affair is a mystery. The Coroner’s Jury have as yet been unable to agree upon a verdict. DECOKATION-DAT IN ROCKFORD. Great preparations are being made by tho G. A. K. and the various temperance societies to decorate tho graves of the soldiers on the SOth Inst. Tho Hon. John Budlong, of Rockford; Gen. Fellows, of Wisconsin; and the Rev. Father Butler, D. D., of Rockford, will he the orators of the day. The general progratutno is much tho same as Inst year. A DELINQUENT TREASURER. Judge Van Dyke, the defaulting Township ’Treasurer, was again put on trial lost week, ami, after nearly a week’s consideration of the ease, the jury returned a verdict of $11,330.85 against the Judge and bis two bondsmen, Jacob M. Ham ilton and R. 11. Sunders. It is aaid that there arc still other charges against Van Dyke, who was for nearly twenty years County Judge and Township Treasurer. ANCIENT OIIDBR OP UNITED WORKMEN. The above Order organized a branch of their Society In thin city lost Saturday night. There were twenty-live charter members ami eight ap plicants. The ofllccrs elected arc as fallows: A. H.UULP.M.W.: 13. A. Weber, M. W.; R. 11, Ross, Q. F.; John HammUl, O.; K. Clem mons. K.; 11. D. Wilson, F.; L A. Wcvbum, 11.; W. L. Nevlous. 8.; L. F. Lake, F. W.; L. M. Blomqulst, O. w. TUB UCBNSH QUESTION. The Vrnhibitioni&U are not quite so sure, af ter ull, that they have effectually “squelched the pestiferous shebangs”; and it Is believed that, before many months after the saloons are closed, the festive toddy-sticks will again re sound, and the lager will again foam high In the glasses. The llockford liquor-dealers, backed by a largo number of liquor-men through out the State, will light the city, on the ground that the Drum-Shop law of 18UI is unconstitu tional. In addition to tills, the Bloomington liquor-men, backed by their friends in Chicago, propose to take up a„case to the Supreme Court on the plea that the law did not legally puss the Bennie. • 5750 von mmKO a lawyer. The readers of Tub Tiiuiunb were Informed, some time ago, that a Chicago lawyer named David M. Kelton had one of our leading lum bermen, E. L. Woodruff, arrested for striking him aiql uliyvlng him through the plate-glass window of “111” Waldo’s book-store. The Imto wood-dealer has since become one of our Prohibition Aldermen, the ladies thinking com butlveuess a liigh recommendation for such im olllcc. But, while Mr. Woodruff lias been re warded by the smiles of the ladles, bo baa been followed Trom Court to Court bythu tenacious Kelton, who, a few days ago, obtained a verdict in the Winnebago Circuit Court for 5750 dam ages, which makes Kelton feel very good and Vtoodrull quile sad, us the little Jamboree bus now cost bun nearly 51,000. Moral: It docs not pay to strike u lawyer—especially a Chicago lawyer. CROPS. To (A* Editor <if The Trihunt. Loda, 111., May 15.—1 wish to correct some statements mode by tho Chicago Times In re gard to crop-prospects. As to corn in tho Coun ties of Iroquois, Ford, and Vermilion, there cannot bo over ono-balt the number of acres put lu that there was last year, and that very late, ami with tho ground in very bad condition. Thoro Is not one acre planted now wbero there were fifty lost year at this time; In fact, I know of but one man that bos a bill planted. Last week was a week of dead lons to tbo farmers, for they all had to He stilt for tho ground to dry. What lew did try to plow Just lost their time, for they only turned the mud over to bake like brickbats. 1 have not a bushel of corn to sell or buy, but 1 do like to have things represented ns they ore. Blackiieuuy Station, May 17.—W0 have had splendid growing weather for several days, the thermometer ranging from 00 degrees at S u. m. to 80 degrees at 3p. in. Early-planted corn Is up. Most of the com will have been planted by the end of tho week. Low lands aru still wet, and cannot bo worked till they arc drier. Oats never looked bettor. Fruit-trees are In full bloom, and give promise of au abun dant crop. Cuttle now gut a full supply of grass. Wo have bad several fine showers this week; and yesterday there was a ball-storm, with hall-stones us largo as blckory-nutt. UNSUNG. As sweet as (ho breath that goes From the lips of tho white rose, As weird as thu elfin lights That glimmer of frosty nights, As wild ns the winds that tear Thu curled rod leaf in tho air, Is tho song 1 have never sung. In slumber, a hundred times I’ve said the enchanted rhymes, But ere 1 open my eyes This ghost of a poem dies; Of the Interfluent strains Not even u note remains: j know by my pulses’ bust It was something wild and sweet. And my heart is strangely stirred By an unreuembered word I I strive, but 1 strive In vain, To recall tho lost refrain. On some miraculous day Perhaps it will come and stay; In some unlmaglncd Spring 1 may find my voice, and slog The song! have never sung, — T* S, Aitfi'taUu juasAßo/Uie, MY MALLOON-ADYENTUIIE. “You, and you alone, Ned, con save mo. It’s my bread, the balloon Is, and not mine only, but that of little Polly at school, far away In England there. And they’ll make no moro of ripping tho Defiance to ribbons than I would of chipping tho shell of an egg at breakfast, these peppery Mnrstlllols." . The situation was, to say the least of It, ex ceedingly awkward. It was the evening of a fete day, In brilliant, sultry autumn weather, such as may bo looked for (n tho south of France, and the Dueassc, or local festival of St. Maure, a village lying on the coast some two leagues eastward of Marseilles, had drawn thither a swarm of the population of tho old Phmccan city. There was dandng In progress,—the merry twang of tho fiddles floating upwards through the vino-tendrils that hung across the open win dow, reached tny curs as I stood beside the bed, —hut the great attraction of tho evening’s entertainment was to be a balloon-ascent hi tho midst of Artworks, on tho part of an English aeronaut, who, In tho glowing language of tho handblllH ami posters tlmt bail for ten days past advertised the trip, was described as “ the famous, the Intrepid Oliver Killlck, le Rot des Airs .” As for myself, I was simply a young English artist, Edward Holmes by name, not long since returned from a protracted course of art-study In Rome, and who found it hard chough, by touch ing up photographs, "linlshlng” thosketchesof amateurs, and taking, at the lowest rate of re muneration, tho portrait of whoever favored me with a sitting, to procure the wherewithal to live. I had Iwcn accidentally thrown a good deal In the company of Mr. Killlck, who had for some time been exhibiting bis balloon In various towns of tbc Boulb, and who had shown mu siiniu kindness, as a fellow-countryman: while I on my part had a regard for the old man, whoso quaint anecdotes of his experience ns a traveling balloonist were often amusing, and half of whoso earnings, ns I know, were sent home for the bcncllt of his little grand child. b And now a serious difficulty had, at iho last moment, arisen. There, In the garden of the village Inn, fenced off by ropes and stakes from the pressure of the crowd that surged around, was the Defiance, fully Inflated, straining at the cords that fastened It to earth, and ready fur use, while on his bed lay the unlucky “ King of the Air," groaning and disabled, lie hod sent for me to visit him In his room shortly after the occurrence of the accident, —it was a mere stum* ble over u loose plank, ami a fall down-stairs, — and, though I sympathized with him most sin cerely, 1 had been quite at a loss for an ex pedient. Mr. Kllllck was a heavy, elderly man, and In the fall had severely sprained his right wrist and Injured his thumb, besides receiving a cut on the left temple, from which the blood slowly trickled. “That's nothing,” he said, half querulously, as I examined the hurt: “I've had worse in touching ground many’s the day. It’s the thumb that does signify, the thumb and'the wrist. I can’t handle the valve-ropes with this crippled arm any more than a school-girl could do It. And what's to happen now I” My first idea was that the accident and the consequent Inability of ttio balloonist to give the promised exhibition should ho notified, and an apology made to the public; but the veteran decidedly negatived this apparently obvious proceeding. Ho reminded mo of the Irascible character of u mol> every where, and above nil of a Southern French mofi, and osoured mo of what I could readily believe, that ik) excuse would bo accepted by the fiery Marseillais, baulked of tho long-Jookcd-for treat of an ascent. They would certainly destroy tho balloon, and not Improbably execute lynch law In some form uu the aeronaut, while the very loss of tho Defiance would ho a serious disaster to Its owner. Then, too, a rich landed proprie torof the neighborhood—a vain young man, with a taste for notoriety—bad offered 15 louls-d’or to be taken up us a passenger; and to disap point M. Victor do Vlllcueuvc and lose IJtK) irancs was an unwelcome contingency. To my great surprise Mr. Killlelc proposed that 1 should go up in his stead, and undertake fur the occasion the office of aeronaut. I had indeed accompanied him, while we were botli at Nice, In two snort ascents, and hail Icarncdfrom liim to manage the valves and ballast, the rudi ments of the art of ballooning. I was young, active, and had a steady head, and the owner of the Defiance was quite willing to Intrust her to me, 11 I would but no fur oblige him. I have never been quite able satisfactorily to explain to myself hew It was that 1 was startled or ca joled Into aosentlug. Ferhnpn tho novelty of the notion, acting mi u somewhat adventurous fancy, made mo yield more readily to the old man’s entreaty than would otherwise have been the ease. I said “ Yes,” and was held to my word. “Ilist! walls Imvc cars, ami certainly arbors have,” whispered the landlord of the Inn, as ho led me cautiously Vound by the bade door Into the partially Illuminated space without. “ Wrap your overcoat well about you, and hide your face with this red handkerchief. We musn’t let the people see as yot It’s a raw hand that’s to go aloft. Troudol’alrl once up, wo enn laugh it oil,” Tills was all very well for the Innkeeper, whoso only wish was to keep the rabble in good humor nml avoid a riot, which might lead to the pillage of his cellar and the demolition of his furniture, but I began In wardly to question the wisdom of my own choice. However, it was too late to withdraw. There was nothing for it hut to carry out. as best I might, tlie madcap enterprise on wiilch X had embarked. “ Come, you had belter got Into the car, and Ihj really,” said the landlord, still In an under tone, ns ho passed me through the cordon of foliec that kept back the foremost of tho spec alors. “Don’t talk, hut, if anybody speaks to you, wave a flag—tliat- does ns well. M. de Vlllcncuvo writes mu word he’ll not arrive till thu lost moment, when we start tho fireworks. As soon as he’s beside you up you go, re member.” I was now In Hie rocking, swaying car, and, stooping down. I ascertained (hut the bags of ballast, the coll of spare rope, the flags, ami tel escope were at my feet; then I asanml myself that the grapnel was provided with Its tough •cord, and thu whizz of a rocket and a descend ing shower of colored spangles of lire gave a warning note of preparation. More rockets now soared aloft, amidst tho huzzas of tho crowd, and then, springing from the driving-scat of u light open carriage drawn by a gray horse, there npjicarcd iho figure of u stout, well-dressed mini, who elbowed his way so quickly through tho throng that I had scarcely lime to conjecture that lids must bo the voluutecrcnmpnnfonoC my aerial voyage, M. Victor de Vlllonuuvc, before he scrambled into thu car, and was at my side. “Albius, let go. me* braves!” ho cried, In n sharp, Imperious tone, to the men who hold tho ropes. “Das les cordos Ido you hoar!” A voice raised In accents of command seldom fails of its cllcct, however questionable may bo the right of him who uplifts It, and the men ad dressed, in their astonishment, mechanically obeyed. Tho balloun rose a little, nothing now restraining Its Upward flight save the trigger cord, firmly moored to a post below, (be spring being in my grasp. “ Montons, cumarado t Oft wo go!” exclaimed tho passenger, with a Jovial laugh that had scarcely tho ring of honest mirth In It. Perhaps M. do Vlllcncnve, for all his swagger ing deportment, was 111 at enso as to thu results of our voyage, mid strove to carry It oilguyly; speh were my thoughts us the Catherine wheels began to revolve hi cascades of whirling lire and thu crowd to cheer. It was tho moment for our start, but I hesitated to pull tho trigger, for now a strange bustlo and confusion below at tracted my attention. A mounted gendarme, his sabre and carbine clanking, had ridden up ut thu full galop of Ids recking horse, followed at some distance by three others, who spurred furiously forward. Then) were a few hurried questions, then a smothered outcry, a roar of voices, ami a sway ing backwards aim forwards of tho excited pop ulace. X looked down at tho crowd of upturned faces. “Stop! stop! Au noru da la 101 l English man, stay I” cried out the brigadier of the foot police. “J.otgo. fooll” thundered tho man who sat beside me in tho car. “llut It is tho police that—” I began, think ing tliat M. do VUlcncuvu had suddenly tukcu leave of his senses. “Comedown! slop—haul tlio rope I” was the shout from below; but as (ho words readied my ear my companion bout forward. Something dashed In hfs band,—a dagger-knife,—and tbo cord was cut, and the balloon darted upwards. “In tho name of tbo law—all 1 you won’t! Tleusl” cried a gendarme, discharging his car bine, un example that was followed t>y ids com nules; but Uiu ball whistled Idly by, whllowo rose and rose until tho Inn and the gardens and tho shouting crowd and the sputtering fireworks had diminished to pigmy size, and nresentlydls appeared altogether, and the balloon rode on, solitary, through the Odds of sir. “A nous deux, malntemmtl" said M. do Vlllo neuve, with u chuckle that was Incomprchenel bio to me. “ A singular solutu our friends gave us, eh, when they bade us bou voyage)” The moon, half full, bad now risen, and I could see the toco of my companion—tho swarthy, keen fucu of a man 40 years of ago, with abort dork hair, slightly grlulcd, fiery black cycSj and very white, strong, sbajp-poluC*. cd tccQj, wlildi gave bto> when bo stuUed,' somewhat the-expression of a laughing wolf. Ho was a man of powerful frame, and the fin gem of tho glovedliaod which ho now laid upon uir arm were as strong and supple os steel. 11 Avow,” said this strange passenger, with a grin that an oero might have envied,”* avow that you take me for a queer specimen of the French provincial gentry, hcln! But first, how comes it that tho pero Kllllck Is absent, and a hlanc-' bee of your age has tho honor to bo my ptlotl” 1 told him briefly and In ollondcd tones what hail occurred, and how (t was that ho and 1 found ourselves together so far above terra Anna, at the same time cautioning him not, as he had done before, to take it on himself to in terfere with the management of tho balloon. “Wo mnst now.” I added, “look out for a place to descend, for the wind is freshening, “Lot It freshen!” rudely Interrupted M. do Vlllcneuvc. “Bets fair for Spain, docs It not)” "Fur Spalnl" I echoed in surprise. Could this self-conceited country gentleman really deem that we were hound on such a Journey as that) 1 could not help laughing as I sold, “Why lor Spain, monsieur U* "Well, Italy would have served me os well hail the wind been a westerly one. I talk both languages equally, and know every wine-shop In Cadiz as well as I do those of Genoa,” answered M. do Vlllcneuvc, again chuckling. "Ha, lad. what arc you about that you linger that rope!” "I am o|»cnlng the valve above,” I answered coldly, "because it Is time now to sink to a lower level ami descend ” "Descend, ehl” briskly put In my fcllow voyager. "Wo may os well understand each other at once. Hands oil tho ruin*. 1 say, If you would keep the roof on your skull,” ho ad ded threateningly, as he drew a revolver from ■within his waistcoat, and deliberately pointed the barrel at my head. " I’ll show you who’s Captain up here.” My brain reeled and my blood ran'cold ns tho horrible thought flashed upon me that I was, at that fearful height above the earth, In company with a madman. Nothing surely save Insanity eould account for the extraordinary behavior of M. do Vlllcneuvc. But I suppose I put a tolerably good counte nance on the matter, for my formidable com panion laughed again, but less 111-naturedly, us lie said: " You face It out well, hoy. I like a youngster who shows a heart somewhat bigger than a chicken's. And I'm not so bad us I look— never do this! he drew his hand as ho spoke edgeways, with n meaning gesture, across his throat—" when I can get my little profits by quieter means. But you stare at mo ns If I were a mountebank selling quack medicines. Can you guess why those Jrendarmes were so peremptory an Lour ago! Because they wanted the pleasure of my company hack of Toulon, that's all. Did you never hear, Anglais, of lUsmie-eon-cou!” * " lllsque-son-cou 1" I repeated In perplexity. " Ay,Pierre X’aul (Jrlncbctix, If you please, (fit Itlsquc-son-eou,” said the man, with an odd sort of pride, " It's a name, if you read tho reports of our tribunals, that you may have met with. Toulou, Brest, Lambessa.—l know everyone of these charming retreats like my pocket. I have had enough sea air for one while, so I gave my self leave of absence.” And then I remembered to have seen a para graph In a'local paper announcing tho escape from Toulon of a criminal of tho worst and most dangerous type, who had not as yet been recaptured, and whose grotesque nickname of Neck-or-Nothlng had boon earned by fifty pris on-breakings and hair-breadth evasions irom justice. And here was I, Edward Holmes, artist, voyaging by night In a balloon, lu com pany with a runaway galley-slave, well armed with knlfo and pistol, and more Uian a match in strength for me, oven bod he been less well pro vided! My terrible companion was only too much disposed to bo talkative; and os wo swept on wards before tho freshening wind, he was kind enough to favor me with a few brief anecdotes of his past career, iu which the jocose and hor rible seemed to mingle in cynic confusion. Tho one point mrwhlch be was uncommunicative was tho manner of bis recent escape from Toulon; or how—probably owing to the com plicity of others—no became possessed of his weapons. Hut ho told graphically of tho ten days of hardslfip and hunger which he had endured while skulking among the rocky hills by night, and lying hidden among thorny brakes by day, until at last ho broke Into u pxau of triumph lu relating how he had encountered and rolmcd the true if. do Villencuvc on his way to the village fete. “Twenty shining naps In his purse, the Idiot 1” ho said cxultlngly, “and three thousand francs besides In notes. Well, well 1 I left him gag ged and bound to a tree, after I had taken tho Ircedom to change clothes with him: and there he stands, no doubt, trembling, but fortunate to keen a whole stein. And I found lu his pocket the letter of M. Killlelc, promising to take him as a passenger In the balloon here, and so ” And so the Idea had presented itself to this* daring and rcndy-wlttca ruffian to personate tho victim of his recent robbery, and thus to procure the means of flight In what was cer tainly an unexampled fashion, while I was the luckless scapegoat of lib audacious enterprise. Meanwhile the wind, os 1 have said, was ris ing. and as we hurried on I looked downwards, oiiil saw by the shimmering of the moonlight ou the tremulous waves that the sea was below us. I could not forbear from an exclamation of dismay. 'Flic desperado nt my side also looked down. “Dahl sea or land—what matters It I” lie said recklessly. “Throw out ballast; do you hear mcl” and unwillingly 1 complied. The balloon instantly rose, and It presently became perceptibly colder, bo that I shivered, nml had to chafe my hands together to prevent them from stiUeulng. My companion’s iron frame showed no signs of envying * rom the abrupt lowering of the temperature; but after a time the Dcllunco seemed to bo nearer to the sea, for I heard the low roar of the waves; and then Hlsque-son-cou Impatiently flung out an other bog of ballast, ana wo ruse. Vague, like the visions of a dream, are my recollections of the voyage of tliat miserable night, spent thus, and In such company. I suf fered much from cold and fatigue, and It was mechanically that I obeyed the directions of the escaped galfoy-slavo, who hud now assumed the command, There was no doubt about the fixity of his determination to continue the desperate flight until wo should be across the French frontier. Iluwloug our aerial Journey might prove, undertaken us ft was without warm cloth log, provisions, or brandy, I could not conjecture, while it was certain that w*e were hurrying along at a swift pace—how swift 1 had no means of calculating—before the pressure of the strong wind. So far os I could tell, the direction of thewlml was a uniform one, steadily from northenst-by enut.. The son which I had neon beneath us was, no doubt, a port of tho Gulf, lying somewhere between the mouths of the lliver Jtlionc and the Spanish bonier, but the remainder of our route was. in theory, mere guesswork. A slight shift In the wind might cause us to be carried out Into the broad Mediterranean—even, did wobutdrlft beyond tho Straits, Into tho broader Atlantic to perish, as many a balloon vorager has died, without a record of his fate. Whereabouts wo were 1 could not tell. Tho dark, blurred out lines of what by beneath seemed to indicate hills and woods, not sea. “If wo come down in France, my young friend,” sold tho strident voice of the escaped convict, os we floated through musses of misty vapor, tho condensed moisture of which wetted me to tho skin, “you may hid adieu to whatever home ties and Hrltish affec tions your insular heart may cherish. Its no fault of yours, you will say, if tho wind carric«.thls flapping gas-bag to Poitou or thu Nivcnials. No, but is llisquo-son-cou to wait while thu young Englishman crawls to thu nearest brigade of gendarmerie to give notice that his fellow-traveler was Peter Paul Grin chcux, forcat cn rupture do haul Thank you. 1 prefer to keep my own counsel. So euro as wo drop where Napoleon Is Emperor, and tho Official Journal posted on tho walls of tho Posto do Police, 1 prove that ono can keep a secret bettor than two.” “ There's something wrong with tho valves,” said my companion roughly, an hour later; “thegus, dlablct is commg down, and wo aro sinking. It’s for you, aeronaut, to ascend the netting and stop tho escape of gas.” I was very reluctant to obey. To climb tho netting of w balloon, when at a great height above tho earth, is never a very pleas ant task; but to do so, leaving be hind mo a rufllau who might at any moment pistol or slab mo as 1 descended, thus relieving himself from on Inconvenient wit ness, was indeed irksome. However, llisnuc sou-cou evinced such vehement pertinacity, and swore bo many grisly oaths, that at lost 1 com plied; and, having adjusted tho valve, crept buck to the car, sick and giddy, but unhurt. Trio moon hod faded away. There were pale crimson streaks In what I took to bo tho eastern sky, and below lay pllcd-up gloomy mosses of black cloud, through which gleamed at intervals something white and lustrous, like the marble pinnacles of the Cathedral at Milan. . We’ro steering straight. Fatality, for once, befriends me,” exclaimed tho desperate sharer, of my Journey, “for, rolilo bombcsl those are the peaks of the Eastern Pyrenees. Chuck over ballast, boy; don’t let us ground on them.” *> e were, In reality, floating amongst tho ser rated summits and snow-clad mountain-tops of the huge chain of mountains that forms a natu ral barrier between Gaul and Spain, llclow, the sullen cloud-banks menaced elemental war, ami already low-muttering growls of thunder rever berated among the serrated ridges beneath us. “Throw over more ballast,” commanded my ruffianly companion. X flung out, with some misgivings, the remain dered the hub 'bag oX aujd and email pebbles, but tlra-Deflonco did not risowllh It* former imoyancy, Much gas bad been lost. The onco wnooth surface ot the eflk, painted In gaudy stripes of pink and bine, was wrinkled now, ana fluttered fooi'cly In Irregular festoons. More than once It accrued as though wo must bo dashed against some oho of tho towering treaka above which tho balloon alowly revolved. Crash after crash, peal upon peal, rang out the deep diapason of the thunder, echoed;from glen to glen, and from ridge to ridge. while far and wide tho lightning sent Its flaming arrows across the darkening sky. How strange It was J® f9 C beneath us those forked shafts of dazzling light, to hear from beneath us those awful rolls of heaven s own terrible artillery, and to float helplessly above the raging tempest. Hay lisul broken; the sun was rising, red and angry,, In the stormy eastern sky, ana, as a cur rent of nlr wafted the balloon rapidly forward, I could dimly distinguish forest, and meadow, and spurs of hills, lying to the southward of us. The snowy peaks, rosy-pink l n jHS? *n° r , nlM ff iwlfcucc, were being gradually left behind us. “ llurralit,ay, ynu oilier Wander., ’’ tried out the gallcy-slavy triumphantly, ns be, Urn. scanned the landscape. “Vive la job I We’re well across the frontier now, and Pierre Paul Orlnchcux Is ns safe as any other French man from tho odious summons to trudge back to tho chain-gang and tho rattan of tho gnrtlo clilourmcl ‘Thank your stars, Englishman " A stunning peal of thunder cut short Ida boastful discourse, and an It did so the Deflanco heeled over, and wna driven like a dead lent be fore tlic gale by the sudden rush of a mighty wind that hore us almost to the surface of tho ground, and hurried us along with headlong ra pldity. Fields, woodlands, houses, seemed to pass us by with feverish haste, and still we sped onwards, so near now to tho earth that I mo mentarily expected that we should become en tangled among the trees that loomed so near us. What waa that, llko n river of glancing water, on tho dusty high road beneath us, the yellow road like a ribbon winding amid rocks and thick ets 1 Troops on the march, no doubt, the sun light glinting on their bayonets. I could see that as wo approached they come confusedly to a halt. “Again, hurrah I ” shouted tho galley-slave. “A cheer, noble Spaniards, for your guest, Pierre Paul, now safely^—” As he spoke I saw tfic earth very near ue, saw the soldiers run to right and left, as though to dear the way for our passage, and then, with a sickening crush, the balloon and the car seemed to strike against a rock, and a thousand sparks of fire filled my bewildered eyes, and then all grew dark. “He’ll live, this one,neverfear,” said a cheery voice, speaking In the Spanish language, which I partially understood, as I awoke to find my self lying upon a truckle-bed In n wayside cot tage, surrounded by a group of officers, while a regimental surgeon was feeling my pulse. “ Giro him a few more drops of brandy I Only a couple of ribs the worse, I think.” “And—and the man who was with me!” I asked, feebly. The doctor shook his head. “Not your father op your brother, I trust, Ca ballero!" ho sold. “All, then, I may tell you that bis bead was dashed against a rock, and his neck—a tough one, by the by—very cllcetuuliy dislocated.” And so It was. Rlsque-son-coo had ehared the proverbial fate of the pitcher that goes 100 often to the well. Strange to say, my fortune was, to a qualified extent, made by the accident which had so near ly put an end altogether to my worldly anxie ties. The kind protectors who had picked mo up, a wayworn stranger, with two rllw broken, hv the roadside, hod mo conveyed along with them on a litter to the garrison town of Girona, whither they were bound, and la the military hospital of this place 1 was eared for, until youth and a robust coil etitutlmi enabled me to get the better of tho fever that ensued. My story was noised abroad, and all Barcelona seemed eager to sit for Its portrait to the young English artist who had visited Spain in so singular a maimer; and thence, with good professional recommen dations, 1 passed ou to Madrid, Paris, and Lon don, and nave never since known the actual pressure of want. I afterwards heard that a subscription set on foot at Marseilles compensated Mr. Kllllek for' tho loss of his balloon, but he and I never met again.— Euglieh Magazine. LE HOYNE-FARWELL To the Editor of The Tribune. Washington, D. C., May in.—My attention has been called to a letter of Mr. FanveH’s In your paper, in which ho apologizes to his con stituency for allowing them to l«o misrepresent ed by somp one else. This letter only shows that Mr. Fanvcll could not have understood Ida own case. I made my principal attack ou the First X’rccinet ot the Twentieth Ward, and four-fifths of the whole testimony taken was In regard to this precinct, I charging fraud, he denying It. In my brief, submitted to the Committee, I named each fraudulent vote that I asked to have thrown out. Mr. Merrick, for Mr. Farwell, first nrgned tho case upon the same theory that the fraudulent votes (nut the product) should be thrown out. He admitted a largo number of fraudulent votes, but claimed ns mi offset that 41 votes for me in the : Eighteenth Ward should be deducted on account of an Informality in the affidavits: also that the vote from tho roor-Houao should be rejected. In reply. I showed that by u mistake of Ids, he had omitted to deduct in the first precinct 44 fraudulent votes proved. Also, by authorities cited, that tho affidavits objected to were quite sulUclont, Some time after the case had been submitted to the Committee, it was d* covered that they had agreed unanimously the affidavits were good, and these votes could not bo rejected. Then It was necessary, to save Mr. Fanvcll, not only to throw out thu Poor-House vote, but also to throw out tho whole voto of the First Product of the Twen tieth Ward. Mr. Merrick then pent a brief to the members of the Committee,ln which he proposed to throv out the whole precinct. This 1 had al ways objected to, and Ii Mr. Fanvcll had heard my argument or read my brief, lie could not have said that I claimed it should be thrown out. This proposition that all (he fraudulent votes should bu thrown out, ami not the pre cinct, scorned to me so plainly right, and ns It disposed of the whole case, In arguing the case to thu Committee, I spent no time on tho Poor-Humm vole. In tho minority report, made by Mr. Harwell's friends, the fraud in tho First Precinct of thu Twentieth Ward la severely denounced, and they propose to throw out tho whole precinct because there was so much fraud, all on Ids be half. In the majority report, one of thu strong est reasons given for not throwing out the pre cinct was that it should not bu thrown out <u the ret/iuvU and fur the adeantatje of the jtarty u7io committal the fraud. All tho talk about thu Poor-Houeo vote was Intended to conceal tho real issue, and to dis tract attention from the gross frauds proved. Mr. Harwell's remarks about his being rf«rf«7, my wearing the Confedcrato collar, etc., 1 do hot sco fit to notice; ho bus evidently lost his temper; holms seemed to fuel this a personal contest between him and mo: I have only con sidered myself us a representative, and do not wish to he led Into any feeliug of personal hos tility. Ho says, “Chicago’s three Representa tives will vote to turn tho Government over to Jelf Davis and Bun Hill.” ■ 1 will not. ■When ho was taking Itla,testimony, ho called as o witness hfs friend ** Buffalo" Miller to prove Uiat my father was an old Abolitionist, candidate for Vico-l’rcetdcnt with Blrnoy, etc., and this I hear woa urged by hU friends hero; us he got two or three Southern Democratic votes It may have had some effect. 1 never de nied or made any excuse for It. Some of his witnesses testified that ho was the belter Dem ocrat, etc. Tho only opportunity ho had this season to show what no would do was in voting on Uie Jeff Davis Amnesty bill, when ho voted with tho other lieprceeututives from Chicago, with tho “unrepentant and unreconstructed," and against tho Republicans. Perhaps he has grown wiser since. ■When he was rising to explain lb was quite pertinent to state to his constituents whether Ito hud drawn from tho Treasury over €O,OOO us tho salary, etc., of au ofilco to which by tho de cision of tho tribunal fixed hy law ho was not elected, 110 might also explain whether he went to tho 6crgcant-at-Arms. before tho rote was taken in his case, and before tho regular pay-day. which is tho 4th, and drew his pay up la tho 4lh of May,—he was ousted on the Sd. Tho Sergeant says ho told Mr. F., when ho ap filed for tltls pay, that he might bo out before ho 4th. Will tills money bo repaid to tho Treasury! This Is “business." The talk about turning tho Government over to Jeff Davis and Hen Hill Is “ hosh," ami everybody knows U,— except, of coarse. Mr. Farwcll. J. V. La Movne. Moody Among tho ISz-Itobols. The revival work of Mr. Moody In Augusta, Ga., haa met with a drawback. When ho first began holding bis open-air meetings, tho no groco mingled so indiscriminately with tho audience that It became disagreeable to tho whiles, and a dividing fence was put up. Mr. Moody did not like this, and spoku of it, when one of the pastors informed him that it was Impossible for tho blacks and whites to mingle even In a religious meeting. Mr. Moody then said. “I see you have not gotten over your re bellious feelings yet." “No," said tho minis ter. “1 am proud of my rebellious feelings, and will boat Hebei until 1 die." A correspondent uf (bo AUooU CQu.) CmatUuthn describes tho « S 7?. that « « becomes -know* * “ Mr. Moody will have.vcry4fow, to beer him • among thawhiles.. if,?, i. •, V A WAR-INCIDENT. To the Sdlttr v Tfn TribwU. " LAJfflmonwto, N. 0., May 13.—1 n February, * 18G5, tho corps of oodets from HlUSbOro Military Academy had charge of a botch of. prisoners at Camps Maagom end Holmes, near Raleigh, N. C. There were about COO offiders at?Coinp T Holmes, and BUO privates at Comp Mongum. • Tlicsc prisoners bad been carried to Wilmington td be cxcliangcd, but, for some reason, were re turned. About tho Ist of' March • thay were * again sent down, and Anally turned over td Ifio ‘ I cdcral nutborttles at Northeast Capo Fear. Tho last car-load delivered were of slckt and. as one poor private was being lift ed from a litter, Ws oyo fell upon - tho' • flag flying from the transport near.' Gazing at it with a look which can never bo for gotten, his eye lit up for a moment, the old flro showing il»e soul within, and In deep tones ho ' said: nThank Ood, I Uvo seen tile old flag once more I ” Going home after a long prUon-llfcf almost dead from slckucssand suffering, be was * naaalnc from our guards to his friends, and under ’ the old flog once more. With his words, his head dropped upon his breast, and he was delivered to that (lag—o corpse. , For riomo tlnio I bam wished to trace this man. that his family might know what a man ho was, and his country his name; but-I knownothlns more than that some of Uhj men were from tbs West,—one, B. A. Smith, from Detroit, Mich. 1 have written to this address. and received no an. swer. Decently, ilr. M. a. Torrey. ol your city, suggested that a loiter to you wnu d bo treated with prompt consideration. Doubtless your paper would {reach-some who might remember the circumstance, and so tract the name and place of one whoso memory should' 1« cherished by all who claim that flag; Tho devo tion to one’s country and love for that flag, thus evidenced by this poor private, challenge tho ad* miration of foe ns well ac friend; and heroes like t ils are too few for their names to be lost. It la time that the bitter feelings of the part shonld bo forgotten, and only brave and noble deeds cherish ed m our common country's. If you will publish this, and aek Information from some one who can rive It, you will lay andci obligation to you all who can appreciate a great ?J 1 . ll . nol, 0 I’ o **lhly, some of the prisoners may remember one they sometimes called "the Little Sergeant, though not my name. Hoping soon to hear from one of them, I am, respectfully y° ure « Dnsm lIDIIWEI.L. " BE SURE YOU'RE RIGHT.” To the Editor of The Tribune. Moxnon Codntt, 111., May 10.—With yoni permission I desire to correct a statement 01 two In a communication, signed “M. C.M.,” pub lished In The TmnuNEof a recent date. Tha matter to which I refer la chiefly In regard to Logau and Morrison, more especially the latter. Your writer says of those gactlemcn; “They were both prominent ailota Jrnm the Aral In the Union army;" which is not true, o* the report of the Adjutant-General ot our State will show. Mentioning an Incident of the battle of Fort Donelson (In which sangulna ry contest both Logan and Morrison were con spicuously brave), “M. C. M.” states that Col. Morrison was “fearfully wounded through tha respiratory organs” In that struggle. Tills la not correct, as hundreds of people In this and St Clair County well know. Col. Morrison was quits severely, though not dangerously, wounded In ths upper pari of the thigh, or, to be a little more nre cfr«, near tho place where Gen. John Pope ones had his “ headquarters." to-wlt: In tho saddle. This wound, which lasted Col. M. some time, oc oßirod at the battle of Fort Donelson, as men tinned, Nobody In Southern IlHnnln ever heard ol Col. M. being wounded “through” nr about ths limes until such statement was Unit published Is the New York Erenlnn PoitlMi winter. Tho “I’ll try. #lr, "story of “ M.C. M. ”Is good; but In llalo’i History of the L nited States is mentioned a Hlmilni Incident attho battlcof llrldgewalcr, .InlyS.'l, 181-lt and. if the name of itlpley ho substituted for that of McClernand, and Col. Miller for Kara Taylor, nminrltbhfor “ Rebels. ** tho Fort Donelson story would not seem so new by nearly half a ccnturj. THE ORPHAN'S CLAIM. A Royal Judge sat on his throne,— Great Alfred was his name,— Thau whom no wiser, nobler King Has honored England's famo; In war, in peace. In dally life, Ills virtue was the same. One day. his palace, rich ami grand. Was Ailed with priest and Thane, Who, knowing well that Justice ruled. Presented ouch his claim. And by the wisdom of the Judge Kncti did Ids right obtain. Of nil the host that gathered there. Of warriors great and bravo, Of heroes old and battle-scarred (With hero and there a knave). The King otoervod one Knight was cona, The bravest of tho brave. Ills heart was smote with manly grldk Ah warrior Wulf thus spake: * * The Karl of Holdomcss Is dead, And, ’less I do mistake, Ills noble spouse has also pone Her peace with God to make.” A storm of sorrow raged within King Alfred's warlike breast, For well ho yet remembered how, Uy Danish foeHonpressed. He. through tho aid of Iloldcrncu, By victory was blessed. But ere his grief conld bo expressed, Or oulogy was spoken, Tho deathlike silence of tho throng By voice of Wulf was broken: “(treat King.' reward a faithful Knight, Who, both by deed and token. Ami by Ills prowess on the Acid, lias proved his faith unbroken. “Tho many pears my breast doth Bear Tell bow I’ve fought for thee 1 And will you not confer. Just King, The Karl's estate on uiof ” * * Nay, King, ” broke forth LordThuraUn noffi * * A stronger claim is mine I : ’Twits 1 ibal Groused tho raging sea. Ami in that foreign clime, At Danish Court, my wisdom wrought Great good for thco and tblue. ” But, while these men, Inured to war, Rehearse their gallant deeds, A toil-worn woman enters in,— A lovoty boy she leads,— Ami, bowing low at Alfred’s feet. This servant lady pleads: “O gracious King, Task of tbeo That Justice tuny be done To this poor child, now parentless, Whoso father bravely won Tho great estates, and honors too, Ilu left his only sou. 4 ' There Is no father to defend, No mother to caress; And now, because they cannot speak. Is tli' orphan's claim the less?* But hero u haughty Thane broke forth, lu tones of angry stress: “Ilia claim, fornoolM What I doat tbOQ Uriah Tho Kins wauls babefl like that, • When Danish fowl arc on all sides, Ilia battles to combat? But t;mnt ho la the lawful heir, Thu lamia to him bo given, Wlmt could be do to aid tho Kins?** "I'dpray to God In lh»vtnl w Chirped in tho blue-eyed orphan-boy. Who yet was acurco half aovoo. Tho noble Ring and upright Judge broiled on tt» little t>oy; For in those pleading bauy-oyos Was truth without alloy t Then spake Ihu Monarch to his Thanes, Who quickly 4, leut their ears, ** To have tholr Mtflsh hoiws now raised, Or have confirmed their foara: * 1 Tho King will gladly give all javftza And due reward to tncuo Must faithful Knights who served co veil Aqaiust our Northern foes, And taught tho Danes, on many fields. That, for our many woes, Wo could return u nation’s wrath In heroes' stalwart blows. “But, of tho claims on Iloldentcn, Thu orphan's la tho tint; And. if your Judge were baso enough Thu bonds of right to burst, ■ ■ «■ • He’d fear that Qod might raise tho dead, And (lien, when faco to face, • They’d look on mu the vilest wretch That ever ruled a race." Wo thus behold from Alfred's heart ■ Tho low of Justice (tow, > 1 And, first In peace and first In war, Uu heeds au orphan’s wo And sends a light through Ulst’ry’a night That will foroverglow 1 In Time’s dark pit, where it was lit A thousand years ago. Fostuuu, u., May, 1870. TaxMasvxu* llussla and Austria, London Examiner. In (bo present strained condition of affairs!*} tween llussla and Austria, it Is a notable fact that' tlw Austrian’Lieutenant, Baton Krtl, baa W« condemned to Unyears’ imprisonment forhavjai sold to tho Hussion military attache of (be Kmbpsu at Vienna, Col. Molostwoir, a number of plans ol fortresses, and other Important documents./Tbs sum paid to Krtl by MoiostwolZ was 80,000 tablet. Krtl had led a dissolute life, and In order to,be abl« to dlseutanglo himself from bis embarrassments, and to continue bis life of dissipation, 4iad acted oi u spy for tho benefit of the Russian Government, Among the plans furnished -by him to < Uoloetwol wore several of tho eastern fortresses ■ $t j Asutihw This occurrence has wealed gveafr way U 9» . 11 f*

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