The Beaver radical. (Beaver, Pa.) 1868-1873, June 13, 1873, Image 1

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I CHICAGO RAILWAY.— On and after May
£ 1373> traina will leave stations as follows:
- stations. kxpb.B. hall. izrs'a tzra’s
TT. 1.45a* 6.00a* 9.10a* 1.30 m
p •• 2-53 I 7.30 10.35 9.40
Kce ... 5.15 11.00 I.lOP* 5.28
ftu" .... 6.51 LOOr* 8.07 7.06
Mangold ... 8.35 3.19 6.09 9.11
Mansnua... 920 4.00 6.40 9.49
Crestline ..In,, 9.40 5.55a* 6.00 9.60
Wiw _ fit .. 11.05 7.40 7.56 11.15
f°" st .. 12.08P*, 9.00 9.15 1117a*
pTwVvue" 2.40 11.50 12.05a* 145
™™mth 4.45 2.35P* 155 ‘6.05
SiSso iso i-e-so bjop*
mail KxPß’fl. axrirß.
. 5.15a* 910a* I 5.80P* 9.20 m
pir month ' 9.15 19.09P* 1 8.55 1115a*
" ’ 19.20P* 3.90 IL9O 600
fort Wajne .... «• 4.07 I.lBa* 8.05P*
ft 4.00 5.08 197 9.27
Fo ‘ ( Ar 5.35 ! 6.?0 4.05 11.10
Crestline •> p e 5.00a* | 6.50 4.15 11 SOAK
„ * .id 640 ! 7.19 4.43 11.05P*
Mansfielo : g 2() ©J37 2>13
Au'snce’ /ll.« 'U.OO 8.25 4.90
All-anw , 250p3l 1.12a* 10.43 6.55
’ I a tf* 11.45am B.(ltf
■ P. R. MYERS,
General Passenger and Ticxet Agent
{y on and alter May *5, trainswlll leave
stations daily. (Sundays excepted)»»follows;
going south—main link.
Bayard ...
Alliance. .
Ravenna .
Bad-on. .
Bridgeport .
8.15 \IJSO .
-10.40 1 3.40
Rochester.. ...
Wellivllle.. ...
•Steubenville ..
Leaves • 'Arrives 40am a I.oopm I Bayard,9.4s am a 4 00pm
Bayard,l2.lo & 5.00 p. m. | N. Philai 3.00 *7,30 p m
narer aadTlcbet Agent.
General Passe;
—After December 42d, 1872, Trains will arrive
and depart as follows:
Through Trains Leave Through Trains Arrive
l‘rion Depot: Union Depot.
Pacific Exp's, 2:50 a m Mail Train, 1:05 a m
Mall Train, 7:45 a m Past Line. 1:35 am
{Chicago Ex 12 20 pm; Pittsburgh Ex. 8.00 a m
/Cincinnati Ex. 1:10 pm, Cincinnati Ex. 8:40 am
i Pbiladelp'a Ex. 5:20 p m Southern Ex. 12:40pm
East Line. 8:50 p m PacificExpr’s, 1:10 pm
Way Passenger, 9:50 p m
Wall- No 1,
•5:40 a m
Wiikinsb’g Ac Walls Nol 6:30 am
z' 0 I 7-05 a m Brintoii Ac. Nol, 7:30 a m
• N '° lo;2() a ml Wilkinsburg Ac
'\ a *‘' ll:4s am No 1 B:2oam
V :lkin-burg Ac WaHs No 2, 0:10 a m
,Y; 1 - 2:40 p m Johnstown Ac. 10.10 a m
3:20 p m Walls No 8, 1:45 pm
•'■ilvr.-imvn Ac. 4:00 p m Walls No 4 3:20 p m
or:!.:.'n Accom- Wilkinsburg Ac
m I'i it'n No 1, 4 50pm No 2 4.45 pm"
Ac. No 2 5:40 p m Walls Ac. No. 5 5:55 p m
Wali-NoS. fi; 13 p m Brinton No 2, 6:sopm
Ac No 3 0:20 p m Brinton Ac. No 3 7:25 p m
bn, 11:05p m Brinton AcNo4 11:10pm
< ;.:r il:o Express, Cincinnati Express, Fast Line
“■~'j Iciuioa Ac, No. 3 leave daily,
i'o "ii Express daily, except Monday.
A' ' a her trains daily, except Sunday.
i'.i< :;ic Express leaves Pittsburgh at 2:30 a m ar
r at Hairishnrg at 11:40 am: Philadelphia 3:30
par. Baltimore 3:00 p m; Washington 5:40 pm.
V* York «;:>4p m.
• tacair,, Kxpre-s leaves Pittsburgh a<t 12.20 p m;
Harrisburg 10.20 p m; Philadelphia 2.30 a m;
Ne«-York fill) lim .
Cincinnati Express leaves Pittsburgh at 1:10 p
m:arrUe-at Harrisburg 10:45 p m; Philadelphia 2:50
ain; Baltimore 2:15 a m; Washingtons:ooa m, New
* "fk !u a ni.
tV.iadelphia Express leaves Pittsburgh at p
tn: »m \ es at Harrisburg 2:55 a m; Philadelphia 6:55
“ l . N mv York 10:14 a ru.
ia-: Line leaves Pittsburgh at 8:50pm: arrives at
imm-iiiirg 5:45 am: Philadelphia 9:50 a m: Baltl
a m; Washington 11:30 a m; New York
-1 p m.
me Church Trains leave Wall’s Station every
■'■‘ r a: y; 10 a in.reaching Pittsburgh at 10:00 am.
, ,R - Btave Pittsburgh at 12:30p m; and arrive
; ” ■ s station at 1:50 p m. Leave Pit'sburgh
1 - i' in airlve Brinton’s 10:30 p m.
* Tl TICKET OFFICE—For the convenience
.• citizens of Pittsburgh the Pennsylvania
, ,\ r ’ oiupnny have opened a city ticket office
" ,s Tltb avecuecorner of Smithfield street,
'■ , p' Through Tickets, Commutation Tickets
mo Ujcal Tickets to principal stations can be pnr
a.i-ii at atiy hour of the day or evening at the
v, p‘‘ n ‘ ! es as are charged at the depot.
■f. "’’H be checked through to destination
L '" ni hotels and residences by Excelsior Baggage
‘tjCf.- Co on orders left at the office.
t r *"rtber information apply to
General Manager. Gen. Pass. Agent.
n.,'; 11 V'.d aßer Monday, July 15th, 1872. Three
i. i.-jiuti Trains daily, except Sunday, will leave
| “ at Pittsburgh, city time, for Franklin,
• • u and all points in the Oil Regions,
" v-tern and Central New York.
n Leave. Arrive
a- \ h A lJret ‘ i> 7.10 a m 8.35 p m
v Express 10.40 pm 6.15 am
Iraln 10.50 am 4.46 am
, ; Huiton Ac 6.40 am 6.30 am
- hodn Works Ac 9.30 a m 8.05 a m
{, ’-tnas-na Ac ..11.40a m 2 10am
/ Bend Ac 3.25 p m 10.30 a m
llt: Aon Ac 5.00 p m 8.55 a m
d , a .'Vorks Ac 6.00 pm 6.45 pm
-' Hinton Ac ..8.50pm 7.20 pm
*‘Pecial Sunday train leaves Pittsburgh every
kn, - v at 710 8m - arriving at Parker at 11.25 am.
leaves Parker at 4.40 p m, and arrives at
Y-k bursth at 835 p m,
„ ri , a rctl train to and from Soda Works (Sunday)
• 'egat Pittsburgh at 9.50 am, and leaves at
i n on « J- J • LAWRENCE, Gen’l. Supt.
•' H BRAT, Ticket Agent.
1.56PX1 4.05P8
8.09 5.28
8.83 5.53
4.18 6.40
1.15 PX
; 8.55 y
110.23 1
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Sketch of the ISardend Kan—Hftp tJn
- - luppr Doßeitic fare. 5 :
We take the following fromlhe New
.York papers:
Mr. Mansfield Tracy Walworth was the
youngest son of the late distinguished
Cbancellor»Uenben Hyde Walworth, of
Saratoga springs, who died in 1867, at the
age of eighty years. The Walworth fam
ily was originally from Connecticut, but
in 1790 the parents of the Chancellor re
moved to this State and settled at Hoo
aick. Since then the Walworths, through
the father and sons, have occupied a
prominent position in the judicial, the
clerical, the educational, and the literary
annals of the State.
The subject of this sketch was born in
Albany in the year 1880. He was there
fore forty-three years of age at the time
of bis death. After the usual course of
academic and collegiate studies he studied
law, and was in doe course of time ad
mitted to the bar of his native city. But
be soon after abandoned the legal pro
fession for the more congenial one of lit
erature. He wrote with ease, and while
his productions did not by any means
reach the higher planes -of literature,,
they weie deeply tinged with the flavor
of romance and with a certain spirit of
the unreal which satisfied the tastes of
many readers and secured for them a
wide popularity. His vivid imagination,
cultured mind and love of the melodra
matic and marvellous found ample scope
in bis novels, the titles of which are
“Hotspur,” “Lulu,” “Warwick,” “Dela
plaine,” and “Beverly." All these books
have been produced within abont six'
years’ time, and their author may have
been said to have little more than begun
bis literary career when death overtook
him. He was besides a very indefatiga
ble and highly sensational feuilletonist,
and at the present time a literary weekly
of this city is publishing a serial story
written by him, entitled "Married in
Mask,” while another new novel of his
is in the press of his New York publisher.
He has left other unpublished works
behind him, among them a work called
"Lives of the Chancellors of New York.”
More than twenty years ago Mr. Wal
worth married Miss Ellen Hardin, daugh
ter of the Colonel Hardin who was hilled
at the battle of Buena Vista in the Mexi
can war. Six children resulted from this
marriage, of whom Frank, the unhappy
young parricide, now nineteen or twenty
years of age, is the oldest. He has also >
I left two daughters, aged between twelve
and fourteen years.
Mr. Walworth’s oldest and only broth
er is .Father Clarence Walworth, who
has charge of a Catholic church at Alba
ny. Mf. Walworth was also a convert to
the doctrines of the Catholic church from
the’Episcopalian faith, in which he was
reared. His change of sectarian belief
from the latter denomination to the for
mer was in some respects illustrated by
the drift of the sentiments of the hero of
one of his earliest novels. ""
It is staled by those who knew the late
Mr. Walworth that outside of his family
relations he was quiet, gentlemanly and
agreeable. He was of convivial habits,
without being addicted to drink, and was
always happy when with a party of
friends. In physique he was of stalwart
frame, with a ruddy, good-natured coun
tenance, and his genial manners rendered
him a pleasant companion. On Monday
night of last week he visited nearly all
the picnics which came off on the east
side on that night, and he was last seen
by a friend, from whom he parted on
Fifty-ninth street to go home.
Mr* Walworth occupied a high place in
the Masonic fraternity, and it is a some
what curious circumstance that when he
was killed he was within a hundred yards
of the hall in which be was to .attend the
annual communication.
Walwortb’a Bad Habits th 6 CaUM of
tbe Trouble.
Another account of Walworth’s marriage
4.22 PM
Z* ' „
In which
h© bor©
partly through the intervention of frlei
he was induced for a time to lay aside
evil courses. He became a mi
the.Boman Catholic church, and
time led a better life. He proml
the strongest tera*s torefonn, and
ed to possess atreogth 'of mind
to carry out his good resoltttlo:
soon, however, broke throogh.tbese,
resumed hist coarse of dissipation,
was, at all times, a man of violent
siens, and when under the indue
liquor was at times absolutely bi
He on many occasions assaulted bis
and even threatened to make way
her Friends on many occasions li
tered for the sake of the wife and
dren to preserve peace, but Wi
avail Whenever he was under the
fluence of liquor be was uncontrolli
and bis wife and children were the
to feel his resentment. It is the uni
teslimooy of all acquaibtedwitb the
ily that the-wife bore with her basha
excesses and abases as long as there
aay possibility of doing so. Not i
the lives of herself and children wei
possitive peril by reason ol his inSanf
acts when drank,' did the wife
leave him. She is described as a womaE
of the most exalted virtue, of an even,
temper and sweet disposition, and poa-,
sesses the friendship and esteem of aj
large circle of friends in this city andat,
Saratoga. The relatives of her husband
have uniformly taken her part in thQ
estrangement between herself and hus
The Circumstances Previous to *t|t£
A despatch fftnh Saratoga says: *l'
For the past three years Mr. and
Walworth hare been separated. It is
given as a reason for this separation that
Mr. Walworth was dissolute and so ill
treated bis wife that she was compelled
to leave him. Mrs. Walworth remained
at the family residence here and opened
a young ladies* seminary, loping thus to
obtaife a support for herself and her six
children. This institution, now in a
flourishing condition, she still maintains.
About two years ago Mrs. Walworth en
deavored to obtain a divorce from her
husband; but as 1 no is permitted
to communicants of the Catholic church,
of which both were members, only a par.
tial separation between the two could be
secured- •
After that time Mr. Walworth made ef
forts to induce his wife to live with him
once morej but she steadfastly refused bis
importunities, and kept up the separation
between them. This determination oh
her part seemed to have aggravated Mri
Walworth, and, as is said, be subsequent
ly repeatedly annoyed her with letters of
an abusive and slanderous character.
Last summer be came to Saratoga, and.
according to the of the place,
.sought to force-himself upon the family.
He atj. that time bad |a difficulty with his
son Frank. In bis novel entitled "Bever
ly” Mr. Walworth introduced bis family
difficulties as a marked feature of the
plat. It is alleged that be claimed there
in to have portrayed himself to his wife,
and that 4n this novel he misrepresented
her and bis family. All these causes
tended to embitter the father against bis
wife and son, and the latter against him.
More recently Mr. Walworth wrote
threatening letters*to Mrs. Walworth of
a more than usually aggravating charac
ter. It is also believed that Frank inter
cepted some of these letters before they
reached his mother, as since the murder
Mrs. Walworth has found in her son’s
room to empty envelopes addressed ( to
her, and in her late husband’s handwrit
ing. However this may be, Frank left
his home in this place suddenly on Mon
day morning, without informing his moth
er that he was going npon a journey, and
only leaving word for her that she need
not be uneasy if be was not at home that
night. He went direct to New York, and
what followed is now known.
Upon the reception of the news of the
murder in Saratoga yesterday afternoon.
Father Clarence Walworth, the brother of
the late Mr. Walworth, came immediate
ly hither from Albany, and accompanied
Mrs! Walworth to New York. The resi
dents of this town respect ilrs. Walworth,
and sympathize with her on account of
her son, who has always 'maintained a
high .reputation and has been regarded as
a good boy, whose efforts have been to
o ! J&r*rrrait m adyakcs.
-r : -«• -- ■
.r*= ~ .v. ~ —> - •».ii.. j i... .«.■ 4
theiafe a slater I
id consequent'!
.dftie . .He hid not
for hlswffi?lithe divorce
pdlTeifcisd AoVukettßMtes Itt the long.
wii!i%'bad existed be
:hA-Wtt husband. A dl*
•bCiined In her'favoroome
the ground©! ctaelty and
violence* the ; htwhandbaviog
bitten ohenfberfingeTstothe
Toother wayS-bßSuily treated '
t wnnldetafietheielaiivesnfthe
encrallyteok «Uer with the
her bustiahd:, including two
vlbkny, one bf whom was a
The. .wife
’ of General Hardi&v of lllir
man'ofpieoiineaeehi the
having especially distin
at Boena Vista .After
tealh hl*:wife mar-
W«d worth, being bis
ther. The
Saratoga ’ was left;
/cond wlfe, add her
ed’s wile. ; opened a
he~ place.: The tnori
, «toi
'treatment offats wife
otthreals.lnsalta, annoy
dftgtefereßces in the public press. &c.
[Xtnivke had threatened to take & house,
adjoining hia wife’aschool and to occupy
*&«»Uh ftmfetress, to the UMopote of the
fthbool had of the wife. He bad inserted
ft notice in the Home Journal to ,the ?ol
km Ing effect: “There exists at Saratoga
ft young? ladies’ school, named after the
celebrated author, Mansfield Tcacy Wal
jirorth. It U kept by Mrs. Hardin,
jbermaiden name). Mr. Walworth has
lOßtifiUlmrwitb «. rare coj
feqtkui of sbellaoad fossils,? (things *h ich
he : #ltd"not own.) These effudons In
print had a certain appearance of decen
cy, but were either slanderous *ox other
wise iutensely«annoying. He bad also
made threats of violence.
•As to the lad, his ancle; the Roman
Catholic clergyman, being about to sail
for Europe, bad offered to take him with
him, and the boy had agreed to go, pro
vided be could settle-up satisfactorily a
matter in New. York. He accordingly
came to this city and went to his father's
residence, but not finding him in, left a
note, asking la see him at the Sturlevant
house. His father received the note and
went to the hotel at about 6;80 a. m. yes
terday, before, Indeed, the night watch
had belu relieved. Word was sent to the
son that that his fatherjhad arrived, and
the son asked to have him sent to his
room. The son’s purpose was to get bis
father to promise not to molest his moth
er during bis absence. While they were
talking together the son saw bis father
make a movement toward bis| pocket,
which led him to suppose that his father
was drawing a pistol, and this seemed the
more likely, since bis father had so often
made threats of violence. He according
ly drew a revolver, which be had loaded
for safety in case of an emergency, and
fired. His father con I inning to advance
be shot a second tin^; and as be still ad
vanced and put. his'| hand on the boy’s
shoulder, he fired thie third time. This,
the Judge said, was the boy's story, from
which it would appear he acted in self-de
fense. He would seem to have thought,
too, that he shot oniy|three times, though
the reports represented that there were
The IWodocs—WliaC Is to be Done With
Them-The Attorney tfieueral’s De
cision The Polaris Crew Hans
Christian The Arctic Baby—Stale
Slanders Harmless.
Correspondence of the Radical
Washington, D. C., June 9, 1873
Dispatches received within the last two
days indicate that it has been the inten
tion of General Jefferson C. Davis to dis
pose of a dozen or so of the surrendered
Modocs by summary banging. He bad
even gone so far as to commence the
erection of tbe gibbet. This action of the
military in command on the fron
tier bad the effect of calling out from a
certain class of journals enthusiastic ex
pressions of iuteuse pleasure at tbe pros
pect of being able to chronicle at an early
day tbe prompt execution of tbe leading
ing„members of this band of outlaws.
Perhaps they bad painted in their imagi
nation a view of their own columns filled
with great headers, such as "The last ot
y; JUNE 13.1873.
their againiii theperseca*
d skd fcther who has
Obtalntdthe follow*
: to** .*
*4 liter ill
',f J
'!** ::
the Modocs!” “A ; just retribution!”
"Captain Jack at the Cad of a rope!” etc.,
ate., etc. There isnO betterfield for the
study of human naturethan this Modoc
question. While some people naturally
shrink from the contemplation of scenes
in which the life of a fellow human being
tirdeliberately taken from thlae even fur
-the avowed- purpose of vindicating the
of thelaw,” there are others
ot the opposite disposition who seem to
glory in nothing so much as the recital of
stories of deeds of blood and violence, of
suicides, executions and the like.
We are ready to acknowledge General
Davie to be a very good soldier r bat this
does biA to be mack.o£ m law
yer. We learn that fae was slopped, in the
preparation; for his pontemplaledjexeca
lions by orders from this city. This, of
Course, hadthe effectof Calling out a con
siderable amount of grumbling from those
same, blood-thirsty newspapers, who.
wouldliketo do attpy, in this ease, with
thosewiae provisions of law< that prevent
any man being deprived.of life os liberty
without a fair and impartial, trial before a
jury of his peers.,. • . .
. The ..President referred tbjsease to At
torney G«oeni Williams t a r few .days
«Qce, and on Saturday, (be day fore
yesterday* that official gavehis opinion
as. to ; the law bearing upon, the subject;
Hesays; "I ha?e the honor to acknowl
edge the receiptfromyou r>l several pa
pers relative • to sow;
in custody of the United States Army,
with a request for my opinion as to the
authority to, try certain o! the prisoners
by a military; tribupaL” Helhonrsciter
the acts in the history of the case,whfch
do not tjiflferfrom those made public
thtougb the columns pflbe.pablic press*
In a communication* dated the 3d In.
slant, General Sherman recommends that
such of these Indians ashave violated
military lawbe tried by amilitary tribu
nal, and Secretary Belknap has seconded
the recommendation. This differs some
what from General Dayis’ plan of execu
ting fthem without any trial whatever.
The Attorney General quotes from “In
structions," prepared in 1863, that “mili
tary jurisdiction is of two kinds: first,
that which is conferred and defined by
statue; second, that which is derived
from the common law of war.” He.does
not find in the case of the Modocs any
circumstance connected with their crimes
that will bring them under the first kind
ol jurisdiction: to-wit, thatjconferred by
statute. As to the second kind ot juris
diction, that arising under theftcommon
law of war. he finds them amenable and
subject to trial by military tribunal for
certain charges against them, such as the
violation of the sacredness of a Sag* of
trace and bad laun in seeping their pa
roles. Mr. Williams, in referring to the
relations of the government to the In
dians, says": “It is difficult to define ex
actly the relations of tbe'lndian tribes to
the United States; bat as they have been
recognized as independent common ities
for treatymaking purposes, and as they
carry on organized and protractedwars,
they may properly, it seems to me, be
held subject to those rulesof warfare which
make a negotiation for peace after hos
tilities possible, and which make perfidy
like that in questionjpuuishable by milita
ry authority.” (I might here remark that
President Grant is desirous of breaking
up tbe tribal relations of the various In
dian tribes. He sees tbe bane of all In
dian policies to be the recognition of
tbeir independence as communities. This
recognition consists in treating with
them as we do with independent foreign
nations, but such Las been the policy ever
since the establishment of our govern
mentT and a change to any other system
would involve much difficulty.) The
Attorney Genera) concludes that they
may be tried by a military commission,
and that, “if upon such a trial any are
found guilty, they may be subjected tc
such punishment as those laws require or
It is believed here that a military com
mission is likely to be more lenient with
these Indians than any jury of Oregon
settlers. It has been believed for several
days that the President is favorable to
giving them a military trial, and it may
now be regarded as settled that they will
be thus tried, and that but few, if any,
will be turned over to the authorities of
the State of Oregon.
There seems to be an impression pre
vailing generally throughout the coun
try that President Grant’s Indian policy
is something entirely new and untried,
but any ordinary intelligent American
will, 1 fancy, find some difficulty in point
ing out wherein it differs as a policy
from those of tbe past. There is, in reali
ty, not a new or novel feature in tbe en
tire policy. It is rather a selection of
: the best points and features of all the sys-
1 '* 1 . •!
; fj,'?
terns of the past. If has been distinctive
ly entitled the“peace” poßey, and. for
that matter It is the design of the Presi
de»l to preserve peaceful relaSkins with
every nation, state or tribe of pep pip on
the fece of the earth When it can* be 'done
consistently with the honor of the Re
public. Bat there Is nothing new ia
this theory,' and. President Grant, will
certainty be titty list man to claim* any
thing far Ibis featare of Ills admlnlstra-
Mod. to
reservations fsTiting followed but. but it
has been the policy of * the gov&nment
since the time of President h«brce
Schools have been -estabHshed, ftf this
was done forty yean ago. The etfeour
agement of Bgriealtnral pnfstiits in old
Idea, having been-psovided for in treaties
made many years ago. IS& lftwswere
enacted prohibiting Unsaid of fntoxieai-
Ing drinks arming? the Tttdlans, sothere
is nothing netr in IhiSrrespect. Whea
the Interior Itypartment created, or
rather made i independent of the State
o! the Indians was
transferred to It ftom the Wtr Depart
ment, thus changing the supervision of
Indian affairs from the military to the
elyll authorities where it now resides.
fir aa any
«»***' 1 &ve= metti«itteaF a
***** he
to for
«nforcio* *for*
laws are fc ioftfe. It win reqiire some
aUltifiwy s■
I mnc ii hecay farorit,he can not sel an.
oa sacb «fiolicf rfftiflie htttfce ifctfcori
ty of law for eodoiog.; -
TOe States a
bow lying at the Wkvy Ifardcity
with that ponbnof this crew' of tfieP Pol
aris On boanHhat the
ice-flae on the 30 th of April near Grady
.Harbor, Labrador. £taoag the number
afe Hana lilr wife and four
children: rney were laaen on board the
Polaris at Disco, bat at the time there
were but three children. The toarth
child was born on board the Polaris
while in winter quarters. The birth hav
ing been on a United States vessel, car
rying tbe national flag, the child is a citi
zen of the United States. It is supposed
that this child was born in a higher lati
tude than any other living human being.
Its birthplace was at least a hundred
mil?s north of any known human habi
tation. It survived the perils of the in
tense cold for months on the drifting ice
floe daring a severe winter in that frozen
region and Is doing well. Its history
will make it an object of universal atten-
One would have supposed that cer
tain vile sheets would have learned a
lesson from their last years’ experience.
But some men must be slanderers by tbe
very nature of their "beings. They
ought certainly to have discovered that
they are doing themselves and their
party no good by originatingjand circula
ting foul calumnies upon the character of
President Grant. They have surely
found out that it docs ?no harm to him,
that nobody believes them, and that tbe
only effect that can come from the revi
val of snch stories as they have been
wont to tell in tbe past {must be that of
awakening the disgust of the honest and
decent portion of tbe public toward those
who condescend to such depths of mean
ness. That old, worn-oat threadbare,
libel concerning the habits of tbe Presi
dent has certainty been repeated till the
public is thoroughly weary of it. It
does the President neither harm nor
good to repeat the slander of his being
drunk. li any man baS any dispo
sition to slander, if he has no con
science in the matter, he ought to hive
enough pride to make him ashamed to
fall back on anything so old and stale as
this. If he wants to lie let him tell an
original lie, let him make up something
that will pass current among that credu
lous class of people who swallow every
The Capital , Donn Piatt, editor, a
Sunday paper published in this city,
claiming to be an “Indepenent Journal
treated its readers yesterday to a rehash
of the story that Grant gets drunk. For
shame, Mr. Capital , can't you get up
something more fresh than this? You
claim to be witty. The veriest country
clown would blush to repeat that old
slander, worn out years and years ago.
You must be pushed hard for matter, you
must be about exhausted, times must bo
hard with you, when you have to resort
to anything so very stale with which to
dll your columns. But this shows chu
stuff you are made of. , Sam.
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