Newspaper of St. Mary's Beacon, May 8, 1862, Page 2

Newspaper of St. Mary's Beacon dated May 8, 1862 Page 2
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jcn ■ ■" , . j!ri i; 2 y- . ■ <- x i -11 • MMT MARY’S EEACON LBOKARD TOWW MD.. THVRftOAT MORNIXO. MAY 8, T 862. Found . The body of a white man pi Mila on the h*re, at the uiotifh St. Ma ry's River and uemr the ciahleMe of Col. Win* Coed, on the 29tl ultimo. He vu about five feet, nine inches in bright, apparently about thirty years of sge, bad hair of dark or auburn color and a mole on the side of bis face, mid way between (bn mouth and ear. He wore beard on his chin, of a reduh color, and was dressed in a lead colored ■ coat and bine pants and shirt. A pipe, chest key, a pair of nooks and soma sew ing thread were found on his person, hot no money or papers of any kind. Our informant stales, that a man aras drown ed off St. Georges Island, a few days pre vious to the discovery of the body, by felling overboard (bom a New York schooner. The body was interred near the place at which it was foui d. Executive Treachery Some centuries hence, when, perhaps, die history of the great American peo ple shall ho written, there will be no darker stain its pages than that which will mark tho career of the pres ent Executive. Elevated to position and power, at a time when the affairs of the country demanded a temperate and ju dicious handling, be has given himself over to the passion of party and involv ed the country in irretrievable ruin. War he has sought and most fully has be attained his ends. Death, desolation and min have been brought upon the country, and we may add despotism and tyranny to the blackened catalogue. And, how differ- I cut might history have spoken of Mr. I Lincoln. Kad he resorted to the pen, rather than to the sword—bad concilia tiun and justice marked his early policy —had (be South been aasured that it was not the policy of Republicanism to j atrip her of her rights—South Carolina I had b*en disarmed and Mr. Lincoln might have been hailed as his country’s deliverer. But, he has made his choice and it only remains for the historian to hand down to jiosterity an impartial re cord of his stewardship. It is nc justification for Mr. Lincoln to say. that he fought not a war when he called out seventy-five thousand men “to : repossess tho Government property and • defend tho Capital.’* Subsequent events \ have too truly revealed his true policy. That a war was sought, and the object of that wai other than he declared, is now manifest beyond peradventure. It is true that be may have been honest, when he declared that he favored non interference with the rights of slavery in the States, but it is likewise true, that he has since recommended that those rights be relinquished. He promises well, but it seems to bo his misfortune to al ways preach the converse of bis prac tice. He keeps armed bands of his fol lowers quartered upon the people of this State, that the rights of tho “loyal” may not be invaded. Tbs negroes of these 4 ‘loyalists** run away from their owners and these protectors of their rights arc not permitted to restore thorn. Indeed, it is made a penal offence to do so. If this is not protection on the Cromwellian order, wo ask Mr. Lincoln to furnish us a parallel 7 But, wc have, at yet. adverted to but the milder phases of Mr. Lincoln's poli cy. His mighty armies have penetrated the South, and let ns take a glance at what they have been doing. South Car- ' olina baa keen invaded, and fur what purpose 7 Not to repossess the Govern ment property and enforce the laws, as he declared to be hit object, but, that the negroes may be armed and made ru - ' Irr* over ther masters. New Orleans has bean occupied and a like fete, we are told, is in store for her. la it a war for the Union that is to produce such results as thee*? Or. is it through this means that the "rebeHious” States are to be brought back to the fold of Abraham 7 Heaven forbid a return upon such terms, and thrice accursed, say we, be tbs par ties that seek it! A few more words sad ws arc done.— It is not oar custom to indulge in harsh epithets, nor is it our desire to ca lumniate Mr. Lincoln. Far be it from our wish to lend even oar bumble mite to the degradation of aay man that baa fil led the chair of Washington. We would j we could hold him up to onr readers and the world in another and a differ* at shade, and J could rejoice at and honor his wisdom and w***- This, however, we cannot do.— W cannot commend his acts, sod, as pub- ' lie journalists, it would be inexcusable in | as to permit his wrong-doings to pass un noticed. HU acts demand our deuuncia-<i lion and his treachery deserves exposure. He has taught us to say, that be who trusts bias will ba deceived, and ha who endor ses him must share his infamy. Thanks Our thank* are dttc fn R. A. Jami son; Esq , fur a box of choice cigars.! from his Manufactory in this village. i He who merit* the printer’s thanks, de* serves the public retfUrd. Town Commiasmncni. At an fiction, held in our tillage on ' Monday last, (he following gentlemen , were elected Town Commissioners for the ensuing year: Dr. J. H. Walton, Wn. I. Yates. Dr. Thoa. J. Btome, Dr. 8. K. Spalding, Geo. A. Simms. The Mews j The war news of the past week, if view !ed from the Federal tand-point, u sorae what depressing to the cause of rebellion*. | Indeed, if we arc to believe all the reports that have been received through the Agent |of the Associated Press and “intelligent ; contrabands,*’ it would seem that Mr. Se ; ward has made at least one promise that ; will not be broken. If the “rebels” are j panic strickrn nod demoralized everywhere. • and the Confederacy “about played out,” as Mrs. Da via is represented to have said, we think Mr. Seward might burrow a month and still bring his prediction with in the range of probability But these reports may be apocryphal, at least wc de cline to vouch for tin ir authenticity. It is. ' however, thought to be quite certain that New Orleans has fallen, but whether from sheer necessity, or through motives of Con federate policy, ia a matter still in doubt. No official report of ila occupation has yet been published by* the Federal authorities, and all the intelligence thus far received has come through Southern sources. Com. Hol lins states, that there were at least 100 large guns in the fortifications between Fort j Jackson and the city, yet we are informed j that after that Fort was passed no further resistance was offered to the Federal gun boats. Gou. Lovell, it is stated, has with drawn the land forces from the city and i* thought to be en aoutt for Corinth. The | Norfolk Day Book hints at treachery on i his part and states, that a rumor is afloat, that he purposely surrendered New Or leans to the Federal*. This rumor, how ever, is not generally credited, nor. is it likely that there is the slightest founda tion for it. % The news from Corinth is varied and contradictory. A dispatch is received to day, stating that Beauregard is evacuating or about to evacuate that place, and to morrow wc arc told, that reinforcements are daily reaching him and that he is pre paring to give Gcu. Halleck battle. Skiim ishes frequently take place between the two armies, tho outlines of which are said to be but two miles apart. The pre vailing impression seems to be, that an other fight must speedily ensue, and that it will be far more terrific and sanguinary (ban the lato battle of Shiloh. The bombardment of Fort Wright is ■till in progress, with no material change* in the status a( affairs. A gunboat fight is also looked for on tho Mississippi between the Confederate flotilla, under Hol lins. and the Federal*, under Foote. Hol lins is reported as sanguine of success, and | says, that he expects to drive back the Federal fleet to Cincinnati. Late intelligence from Yorktown shows ( that the Confederates have abandoned that place and fellcn back upon Williamsburg. Whether they will make a permanent stand there or retreat still further is not known. Gen. McClellan reports to the Secretary of: War, that he had ordered a pursuit and , that his cavalry and horse artillery had : engaged tire rear guard of the 4 ‘rebels.*’ jHe further states, that infantry had been ordered up. uuicr Geu. Smith, and i had, he presumed, succeeded in capturing the “rebel” outworks, though he had not i been informed as to the latter fact up to the time of his writing. A later dispatch soiue j what alters the aspect of affaira and shows that Gen. McClellan “presumed” a Utile early in the action. The outworks were ' not captured by Goo. Smith, nor was all j the artillery brought away that was carried j into the engagement. One piece we ate told, : “got stuck in the mud** and was captured by the Confederates. The loss on neither aide is given, but some Confederate prisooersave re ported to have been captured. Up to latest re ports, no renewal of {he fight bad taken place, but Gen. McClellan states, that he •ball continue to puisne the enemy until | a general engagement shall ensue. De serter* report the Confederate force et 100,000 men end state, that they have 400 pieces of field artillery. The Fcder-' als rcpoit that Yutktoun was evacuated, • through consultation between Free. Davis ■ | and Gen. L<*e, after a careful inspection ,of tho fortifications, and that Geo. Ma- : grader and his men yielded a very reluc-, taut obedience to tint order. late advices from the upper Potomac , fhow Banka to be atill east of Staunton, and McDowel to be in poesemioo of Fred ericktburg. No fight ia reported, nor is I it thought shut om* mill ensue, unless Me-, Dowel shall advance beyond Frederick*-1 i buig. The Cdnlcuuratcs are reported to 4 ■ - 11 in larg* force in front of MaDoweF; Jivi ion. There ten n.wa from Pivinnih nr i Charleston. Fort Maron has capitulated ,to Gen. Burnside mdJ the parnwi h s been parch'd, under the i**rms of rarmi- j der. Of Gen. Burnside's uievwnientf, nothing further is known. Coo|prc*w is still at work on the Cflpfis cation Bill, upon which there seems to exi>t much division of sentiment. The negro, treason and other mutters of the sort still continue to receive a full s)iarc of attention. The Tax Bill 1* to be spee dily taken up, and, it is thought, will consume fully a mouth's time ere it shall jbe finally disposed of. Gen. McClellan : > seems to be daily growing in disfavor with I the radical element, and Senator Wilson ! seems to bold his military genius in ratbei low esteem of late. Wc opine, he is a, little too silent on the "nigger" for this woolly pated philanthropist. From the Richmond Dispatch. Trial, Sentence and Execution of TuftthJ Webster, as a Spy. We append a brief synopsis of the pro- : : cecdings of the court-martial that con-, j demned the above person, in order to a 1 | correct understanding of the matter al leged against him. and for which he yes terday-, at twenty-two minutes past efeven o'clock, suffered the extreme penalty ofj the law at the military camp at the new Fair Grounds. On the second of April the court-inaf- j tial convened for the trial of Timothy Webster as an alien enemy. Col, Nat Tajlpr being President of the same. ('hurtje —Lurking ab-*ut the armies anti i fortifications of the Confederate Stab's of | America. Fintt tftrrificatinn —That on ! the Ist of April, being an alien enemy j and in the service of the United Suites, ! he lurked about the armies and fortifies j tiona of the Confederate States in and near Richmond Srrnnd tjn’d fintt ion — That about the Ist of July, IH6I, prison er, being an alien enemy and in the ser vice of the United States, did lurk in, around and about the annus and fortifica tions of the Confederates States, at Mem phis, in the State of Tennessee. The prisoner was defended by Nance A Wil liams, who introduced a number of wit ness in his behalf. ' The court, having maturely considered the evidence adduced, and two-thirds con curring therein, they find the prisoner guilty of the charge. First specification—guilty. Second specification—not guilty. Whereupon, two-thirds of the court concurring, it was adjudged that the ac cused “Suffer death by hanging.” On the 25th of April, the proceedings, find ings and sentence of the court were ap proved by the Commanding General of the Department of Henrico, who ordered that the sentence should be executed under the direction of the Provost Marshal, on the 29th day of April, between the hours of 0 and 12 o’clock Si. On the announcement of Lis approach ing fade, the prisoner, as we hear, grew defiant, thinking no doubt that he would, not be hung. He also said he could make several parties in the War Depart ment “shake in their jackets” by his reve lations, but he made none up to his last hour. Learning on Monday night that there was no show for him, he became completely unnerved. He was carried to the Fair Grounds as early as 6 o’clock yesterday morning, by Captain Alexan der, but prior to that time received a visit from Kev. Mr. Woudbridgc. He asked the clergyman to read the Psalm ; •>( David invoking vengeance on his cne < mi-s. He refused, and Webster grew in f dignai-t, causing the clergyman to take an i early departure. When brought to the ; gallows the prisoner was visibly affected by the sight of the preparations observa ble, and shuddered when be looked at his coffin. After the rope was adjusted around his neck, prayer was offered up by Rw. M. D. H oge. At the conclusion, ! | a black cap was drawn over his eyes, he 1 having previously bid farewell to several I persons standing by. The signal being given, the trigger that sustained the drop was drawn, and it struck against the up rights with a loud sound. Owing to de- ; j fcctivc cotton rope, the noose slipped, and t ; Webster fell on his back to the ground. | , The half-hung and partially stunned man was speedily raised and assisted up, and s new rope being ready, he was soon swing ing in accordance with his sentence. This occurred at twenty-two minutes past eleven o’clock. Fifteen minutes later we i left the ground, but the party was still ' suspended. He died in about cue minute, j Webster, who had plenty of gold and ! Confederate State Treasury notes, gave it j all to hia wife the night before his ex ecu- I 1 tion. He was in the employment of one j of the departments here as a letter-carrier : between this city and Maryland. It is - said—how true we know not—that be used to take the letters received here to Washington, where they were copied, and the answers received were served in the same way, thus being used as evidence against the parties, as many of them have found to their oust -by subsequent arrest and incarceration m Northern forts. Sus- i picton was first excited against, the prison er by the style of bis evidence against and Scully, and they lei the cal ont | of the bag on him after their oowvietiom j I Mrs. Webster, who was arrested along with her husband as a spy, is still at Oae-; tie Godwin, but will, nu doubt, be sent i out the Confederacy. Wabater is the j first man executed here as a spy. Per- 1 haps it would have been better bad the business been eoumenced at an earlier i duj. IIJ ■ i Wins most Fiobt. —ln the House i yesterday VaUandigbam denounced Wades,; as “P r. a Mwanhet. and a coward.” for! i alluding to hue, in a speech made in Washington a *hort time ago. as a man ; who uwer had any sympathy with ike,i taem- ~ R-nnMI-V„* whose every breath is de voted to its destruction just m f*r u his heart da rr permit him to go. I, Will h M 4 and lion hearted Warn* •How Vaiiau la eecapc chastisement I Calhoun. True. Calhoun * “i much inferior to Waite physically. anti, be in tvo shook Li* fiat bearaih V\ ade | probonaiK but Bn baa cajoywd. % wonder j ful reputation for ooumgo ever mhoc. He it a Utile at Hull Kun, where he Made the fastest time f'-curd j ed. He ran toward Washingtau against | a craxy bullock that had broken loose from a herd, and brat the bullock by sev ' end bides. If be don’t thrash Vallaudig- t Lam now. Ben will lose hu reputation ' fr bravery entirely, lie Las an adver * sary whose fighting qualities are of a high f order, and the job may give him con | fi.lerable trouble, but it must be done. | ! eL-e Benjamin's “lion heart” will fall be

* low the quality of a sheep’s pluck.— { Cleveland ( 0.) Flnindealer. Glard tub Constitution. —Macaulay the historian, in addressing*himself to the English people says: _ “We have been taught by long experience, that we cannot, : without danger, buffer any breach of the | constitution to puss unnoticed. As we! cannot, w ithout the risk of evils from which the imagination recalls, employ physical i i force as a check to misgovernment. it is evidently our wisdom, to keep all the con s4t cheeks on mi goverment in the highest of efficiency , to watch with I Jealously the first beginning of cn r ach-| i incut, and never to suffer trr*gulariti , even when harmless in themselves, to pass ■ unchallenged, lest they acquire the force !of precedents.” These words of admoni iivu, ay> Judge Thompson of this State, are certainly as valuable in their teach -1 ingx, when applied to our clearly defined J written constitution as to those undefined | limitations on the monarchy of Great Bri tain. If a jealous and vigilant watchful i ness becomes u Hritieh subject, to preserve j ■ the limitaiions of power, docs it become i ;uu to be less watchful ? Eternal vigilance I is the price of Liberty, and a free people 1 therefore cannot be too careful in guaiding , their inalicuable rights. The Redemption or Real Estate Sold ' for Taxes. —Among the laws (chapter j 133) passed at the late session of the Ma ryland Legislature is one amending sec-1 tiun 02 of article 81. (by -extending the i time allowed for redemption, Ac., from twelve months to two years.) as follows, j to take effect from its passage ; **Whenever real estate shall ho sold by J a collector, the owner thereof may redeem the same by paying to the purchaser there of, within the period of tiro years from the date of such sale, the amount of the purchase money, with interest thereon at the rate of fifteen per cent, per annum from the date of the sale.” The section following, (63 ) however, has not been changed to correspond with the above, and may present a difficulty, vis: *•63. Whenever real •'state is sold by i a collector, if the owner idiall nut rclecin ! the same within ttedre months, the pur chaser may recover possession by action of ejectment, Ac.” A Well Said Fact —lt was well said a few days ago in Congress, that if the Ad ministration and the political party which it represents, had been as prudent in avoid ing and preventing a war between the North and South as they have been in avoiding a war with Great Britain, this country would now, and probably would forever, he in the enjoyment of domestic peace and prosperity. But they were de termined in putting the irrepressi'ole con flict to a pra* t'cal te.*t. and behold the re sult of their wickedness, in the civil war and its attendant calamities which afflict the country, besides the future consequent evils in it* inevitable doom. Let these facts be borne in mind when the time comes i again for exercising the elective franchise, i —Macomb Engle. Bbaiheoard's Advice. —Beauregard. on a recent visit to the “Response” Bat talion, after shaking hands with the “boys,” addressed them as follows : “Boys, be patient. The spider is pa tient; it takes him a long time to weave ; his web. but he never fails to catch his \ i fly. We must imitate the spider; our 1 web is nearly complete. In a few days ! you will have work to do. My advice to you is to keep cool ; don’t be iu too great a hurry ; take your time when the fightj comes, which I think will he in a few 1 days ; load and shoot slew and aim low. j Follow this and history will have another | victory to record for you.” After another warm shake of the bands and a cordial “God bless you,” the Gene ral left, amid the wildest applause. Al though in the prime of life. Gen. Beaure gard’s head is new quite gray. His looks are thoughtful, but buoyant and confident. He possesses the whole confidence of the; entire aroiv, and is the ido4 of thn Louisi- , solans. —Richmond Enquirer. x Incident or tub Battue ov Shi loh.—The following incident of the buttle j of Shitecb is related by an eye and ear witness;—Two Kentucky regiments met face to Gee, and fought each other with terrible resolution, and it happened that one of the Federal soldiers wounded and captured bis brother, and after banding him back began firing at a man near a tree, when the captured brother called to him and •aid, “Don’t shoot there any more—that’s father.” Simon Cameron Censured.—ln tho ’ House of Representatives, on Wednesday. * a resolution was adopted by a vote of 79 ] yens to 46 nays, declaring that ex-Secr*- 1 tary Cameron, by invading Alex. Cum mins with the control of large sums of public money and authority to purchase. military supplies without restriction, Ac . ( “acted in a manner highly subvertve to the public interest, nod deserves the era- ' sure uf this litas*. ' A. c Tot T.iki It.—HV harp recently rfiumverwl in in our “Sunday Readings, that tiic tax gatherer* of oLUh lime were called wmp’r whr'roM the m*l era tax-gwlhef r* familiarly known x* AV-pnWicanm In justice however, to the i “ color* d ii nAjigr ” wr niil add that ■ they o*9l adKvtothe Bible orthography; | ami when you mk ofie of them what party he belong* to. he is certain to reply • De’Puklknn party T Sambo is const* ' tent. Now. we destrd to be liberal, but at the same time we feel it our duty to insist that a party in magnificently identified with high taxes and free negroes, should be known to the world either as Publicans or , AbolitijuUts. Take your choke, gentle men. The Ifindo custom of the “suttee*’ was abolished by the British Government si ! good many years ago ; yet the women scl dotn marry a second time, it is aaid. and so punish themselves as much as they can by a continence which all Christian widows do nut imitate. Can ning. the English statesman, orator, poet and wit. made his cleverest epigram on the subject of the Indian “suttee." It is worth repeating : ••As in India, one Jay, an EngtisHmia *at. With a smart mtive lass at the window' ; •Do your willows burn tt.emselve ? pray leu roe that ?* Said tiie firetty, inquisitive Hindoo, •Do they burn ?’—‘that they do !* the gentle* man sari, ‘With a flame no* so envy to emn'lier. Our widows the moment one husband IS dead, immediately burn—for another Partisan Rangers.— We publish (say* the Petersburg Express, April 2t>). the recent act of Congress authorizing the raising and bringing into service of parti san ratgers. This is a moat attractive branch of the service to men of courage and enterprise, and tbe condition of affair* now is iiieeNnvitiug fur (he operation* of such bauds. Now is the time for free fighters, tbe men of dash and daring. Let the foxhunters, and mountaineers, and woodmen, and the brave and adventurous everywhere unite into squads, choose their loaders and fall to work. This is the way ■ to achieve individual fame, and rondos the most eff. ctive service. On Dit.— The rumor has been quite prevalent in this vicinity for several days pat, that Frederick Schley, , editor of the Frederick Examiner, ho* been ap pointed Surveyor of the Port of Baltimore. The salary of the office is, we learn, $4,- 500 per annum.—[Frederick Union. What is to become of Mr. McJilton, ed itor of the late Patriot, in such case 7 *■ ■ me—i ll ■ ■-w—i j illaccicb. At Savannah. Mo., on Tuesday the 22.1 ultimo, HENRY W. YATES, for merly of this county, t> MU* BETTIE ; SAMUEL, of the former pi acc. A CARD~ THE public will notice that Dr Ro bert Neale opens his reluctant reply to my card of the 17th April with a volley i of his favorite scurrilous hondast. Iu rounded periods, lofty hyperbole, and | splenui 1 superlatives, he fit at imputes to me | nearly all the villanies of the age, and then dashes hi* pea across the shocking record, by assigning to me a defieeticy of brain, and consequently granting me to be not sinful but silly. Whether I am a rogue, a miser or what not, is not the question. 1 assert that Doctor Neale and bis son Bob came on my premises, and assaulted me with intent to kill, and that they were driven from the assault by the interposition of a friend. This and this only is the issue, and the truth or falsehood of (be Dr.’s assertions is another matter. Nothing that he im putes to my charge is a* the cause of the “insufferable provocation.” a mil hud anything been so alleged and had the al legation been true, it would not have ju-! tified the assault on ray own premises or ( elsewhere, with bo warrantable a presump tion of an intent to kill. For jeopardizing f human life the law affixes a serious mud just penalty. Whatever may have been my previous conduct, and the multitude of my mis deeds, this does doc cover the cowardice of the assailant's hasty retreat, nor hide the shame of their being driven from the attack. That Doctor Neale did make the assault, is confessed in the second nonsen sical paragraph of bis nonsensical card wherein he says; “I caned (he scoundrel ’* J Of course we assume that this prophet speaks this of himself ami not of another. Hence the act alleged by me was perpe- j trated by the D..ctor and son. except iu the way and with the means he states, and the only i>sue on this point is between the 1 cane as be asserts, and the dub. Bowie; knife and pistol—that matter must rest for a while on our respective statements, i If however it can be shown that Doctor Neale lias designedly falsified the record for tbe purpose of patting words in my mouth which 1 never used, then I think hi* credibility ought to be behi at consid erable discount. Now he states to the public ever his own signature, that I acknowledged that he caned me, when no such acknowledge-; meet or any thing like it can be found in my card. Here be publiekly asserts a palpable falsehood that most be seen by U who read, and the public are justified .in be lieving that he would net hesitate a mo meat to fabricate any groundless untruth, in order to sustain himself and to bide his shame, especially when he little thought that he was observed by anv other eyee> than those in the eouffiet. He aeys that be “catted” me and that 1 acknowledged the fact, when no such word and no such < acknowledgement can be found iu my i card. These are parallel falsehoods and 1 of a pfeee with the whole artide, and with the D <lur’s well known character—lf h* i ever uude an effort to tell the plain truth, 1 i his |u would distort tbe facts in spile of i i Wo now r*r*-r r* to !< n*frt*mf ;rv? re ' retreat. The l).etor says : “After fhad . caned the scoundrel nmW iimufTmltle 'uMfitW* to the extant I jn t tewtfed in •fiSisqa m* ***tcnre® • non of ni) #• >n Robert who seis'd dm : by the a. in me to desist, ; which rhc fc fiW stricken cur to relrt-u at double qaick time to wlu rehis • | fritttd HP dnltA no. alsiut seventy or e^btT% r dt lrftni ui% ja hi'*t a.- I was shoot to ride of. 1 heard life report of a t Here I* the Doctors own statement, , under his own hand and '♦ho will deny .jit ? No one *>f course dure to do >—. > j Let ua see if the author will dare deay | himself. Of this we hare little doubt, nor do we entertain the least fear that the public wdl doubt the matter when wo are done with it. He says “I caned the scoundrel under insufferable, provocation but uui u> the • i tent I intended’' Ac. Why pray did the | Doctor desist—l repeat why did he not continue to use bis otixruntil be was sat isfied. Because forsooth of the interred tiou of his sou Robert, a lad of fifteen years old. The proroeatfon mast hare hecn insufferable indeed if a fifteen year old boy could restrain a raging injured man, who had not half satisfied bis re. venge to the extent he intended—verily, verily, the provocation mu<* hnvc been strangely insufferable when this boy of only fifteen years old could not only restrain, but actually prevail on the burning as sailant is hi* glittering uniform , to rido off, when only seventy or eighty yards from the foo. Truly ibis boy of fifteen years old, lias a wonderful influence and power. He stroked the mane of the roar, ing Hou and infused into the >ul*lucd ani mal, the philosophy of that noble or ig | noble sentiment with which all dastards are readily impressed, that “He who ' canes and runs away may lire to eano another Jay.” | But the Doctor did return “to cane.” Let us hear his own account of this second | attack. “Just as 1 was about to ride off. 11 heard the report of a pistol,” He heard the report, be states, and seems not to i have seen the flash, or to know who fired j it, although the enemy were but seventy or eighty yards from him. He “about to ride off”—had not started, or even turned away from the foe, and yet when he heard the report of the pistol, the boy, suddenly losing his pacific spirit, lets go his magical hold on the infuriat'd father, and spurs him on to the assault, by telling him that “Old Ben Tippett shot at you.” “I ind.mdy wheeled about toward* them” 1 immediately demanded of him. “Did you shoot at me sir?” How j could he wheel towards them unless ho j was riding away from them, and why did he demand to know if his dear boy had told the truth ? The very fact of firing a pis i 10l by the enemy is prima facie evidence I that it was fired at their foes, and this ' becomes conclusive when the voracious son asserts that it was fired at his gal lant Father. To make assurance doubly sure however, the Doctor wheels towards us. though he was almut (not in the act) to ride away, and puts the question to the suspected foe. Being again assured that he had been shut at. hu at lust be | comes satisfied of the hostile purposes of this new enemy, and “dashed at him over i the recently ploughed ground, tj the utmost I *j*ed of his horse, but had not proceeded ■ more than ten or fift*n yards before ho was seized by hi* bridle arm, by his son, who implored him to desist, and in strug gling to extricate himsolf from his grasp Ee was near being thrown from his sad dle,” Ac. Pray how happened the infuriated man to take to the rrerutly ploughed ground ? The ploughman was not ploughing in the midbt of his ploughed land I presume, nor had “my friend” entered the ploughed laud in his appioacb. I dare the Doc tor to aay to the contrary —and how then could he dash over the recently ploughed laud, unless he hud previously bee a retreating over it? But this is a small matter. The changes that taku I place in the spirit of this magical lad, i *rc strange beyond the reach of conjec | turo He o'iucs into the fi.-U to see his ' father cane a ploughman, possibly to as sist if necessary. Suddenly he arrest* his father’s puissant arm and implores him to desist. The report of the pistol kindles the war fever again, and he gallantly urges the hero to the charge—but ere his father measures three rods over the recently ploughed ground, the warrior is again arrested by the ever changing ever varying lad, and implored to stop. This time this fifteen year old boy well nigh pulled hi* father from hit #uUUe-~- and what is still more strange, his poncy suddenly becomes a winged jVgai-us, and overtakes the Doctor's charger, dunking at full speed over the recently ploughed ground, iu a rare of ten or fifteen garth /// But the must strange incident is yet to be noticed. Doctor Neale while re gaining bis saddle suddenly forgets who tired toe pistol, ur that it was fired at him. He again puts the inquiry to the fite, who it seems was still drawn up to receive the Doctor’s charge, and to in sure an answer that would justify him in yielding to his son's wishes he, this time tinctures the interrogatory with bis favor ite spice. “Dia you, you d—nd scoun drel, shoot at me' and sure enough the desired answer now emues just in time to stop a bloody deed. Thu Doctor’s re sentment now dies away and he and Bob by depart in peace. The reader cannot fail to discover in the Doctor's statement all the distinctive evidences of • hasty fabrication. The fifteen year old buy that holds bis fath er in his rage, that overtake* him at bit best spaed iu a race of only three rods I that can jerk him from his saddle, aad turn his thoughts from war to peaee aad from peaae to war iu accordance with hia own erer varying, Protean spirit, and all and each of there changes and incidents happening prreiariy at the very moment the narrative require* amii change* and incident* tn happen—ail (hem things I say mu* and will forever condemn the Doc tor’s statement a* a hasty and ill digested

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