Imagens das páginas
PDF
ePub
[graphic]

ROSADALIS

THE

MARYLAND & COLORADO SILVER The Elastic Sponge Mattress PURIFIES THE BLOOD,

MINING COMPANY, Is the healthiest, cleanest. 1. 20st elastic, durable, and best Bed in the world,

AND CURES

OFFICE 22 LIGHT STREET,
SCROFULA

Will receive subscriptions to the extent of 750 shares
The Elastie Sponge Pillows

of $100 each, one-fifth payable on subscription, the Are light, soft, sweet, and free fron 2 an unhealthy and

balance as required for working the mines already disagreeable odor as most feathers have.

AND

opened. For particulars see pamphlets and circulars. The Elastic Sponge Cushions ALL CHRONIC DISEASES

President, For Church, Carriage or Chair, is far superior to even

OF THE

H. W. ROBBINS. best curled hair (which is never found in such asti

E. S, HEATH, Secretary and Treasurer, cles), always retaining the fulness, very comfortable, BLOOD, LIVER AND KIDNEYS.

Directors: and much cheaper than good hair.

H, W. ROBBINS,

F. W. HEATH,
Becommended by the Medical Faculty and

JOHN COATES,

C. C. Cox, The Elastie Sponge in Furniture

HENRY D. HARVEY, NICHOLAS POPPLEIN, Is much better than hair, as it is always fi'ee from Many Thousands of our Best Citizens.

GEO. W. ROBINSON, TALMADGE F. CHERRY, moths, and all insect life; and so permanently elastic

E. S. HEATH,

WALTER B. MURDOCH, as to keep the covers constantly full, thus adding For Testimonials of Remarkable Cures see "ROSA

W. B. MURDOCH, Agent. greatly to the beauty of the Furniture,

DALIS ALMANAC" for this year.
The Elastic Sponge Goods

PREPARED ONLY BY

LUMBER! LUMBER! Are selling rapidly, and everybody likes them. Send for Pamphlets, giving full particulars, with price list DR. J. J. LAWRENCE & CO., of goods.

THE SUBSCRIBER has opened a LUMBER YARD,

61 EXCHANGE PLACE, Local Agents Wanted.

at the corner of CHARLES and JOHN STREETS. An Agent wanted in every Town in the State, to

BALTIMORE, MD.

Has on hand whom will be given the exclusive sale of these goods.

For Sale by Druggists Everywhere.

SEASONED WHITE PINE,
N. NOYES,

YELLOW PINE,
Exclusive Agent for Maryland and District of Columbia,

J. ANSON BATES, M. D.,

JOIST, SCANTLING,
No. 130 West Fayette Street,

ORTHOPEDIC SURGEON.
BALTIMORE, MD.

AND DRESSED FLOORING,
Special treatment for Spinal and Hip-Joint Disease, SHINGLES. LATHS. PICKETS.
THE BALTIMORE GAS MACHINE Club-foot, Bow-leg, and deformities generally.

CEDAR AND CHESTNUT POSTS, &c.
Office-168 Madison Avenue.

WHICH HE WILL SELL LOW.
Received the
First Pre-W M. W. WILSON, M. D..

HENRY R. CURLEY. mium at the

21st Annual
DENTIST,

MARYLAND BAG FACTORY.

BAGS! BAGS!! BAGS!!! Exhibition

NO. 99 NORTH CHARLES STREET, cor. Mulberry. of the Ma

Two, three and four bushels, for shipping purposes.

All styles of Dentistry done in the best manner. Cotton Duck, Twilled, Seamless and Linen, for farmryland Insti tute Fair,

ers' and millers' use.
JULIAN J. CHISOLM, M. D.,

Sole Agents for the
Maryland.
Baltimore,

WOODBERRY GRAIN BAGS.
Surgeon, Oculist and Aurist,

0. H. & V. H. KLINEFELTER,

S. W. corner South and Pratt streets. (Patents for 1866 and 1867 consolidated.)

OFFICE-67 N. CHARLES STREET, For supplying Dwellings, Schools, etc., in the Coun

BALTIMORE.

MAS FIXTURES! GAS FIXTURES!!-Special

UN inducements to buyers of Gas Fixtures for a few try, with a Brilliant, Uniform and Steady Light. Office Hours-9 to 11 A, M., 1 to 3 P. M., 5 to 6 P. M.

weeks only, as I am determined to sell out my entire The Light is perfectly free from all objectionable

stock at greatly reduced rates-lower than any other features, no heat being used in its manufacture. ICOLEMAN & ROGERS,

house in this or any other city. I will guarantee to Manufactu Mannfactured by AULT & MCAVOY.

Dealers in

sell to the satisfaction of all those wanting goods in 32 N. Calvert St., 3 doors north of Lexington,

my line, of the best quality and styles.

PURE DRUGS AND CHEMICALS, [P. O. Box 1147.] Baltimore, Md.

Come one and all and try me, and prove me if I am NATURAL MINERAL WATERS,

not in earnest. Gas Pipes introduced into Private JOHN E. ESCHBACH, And Choice French, English and American

and Public Buildings, under my own supervision. TOILET ARTICLES.

TOHN W.JEVENS, cor. St. Paul st. and Bank lane. Contractor for all kinds of

No. 173 Baltimore Street.

MIBSON & CO., AUCTIONEERS AND COMMIS

SION MERCHANTS, No. 7 N. CHARLES STREET, GRADING, PAVING

TUST RECEIVED-Direct from Berlin-Another to Particular attention given to Sales of Real EsLaying of Sewers with Stone, Brick, Iron or Tile Pipe. J

supply of

tate, Orphans' Court and Trustees' Sales, and Sales of

Household Furniture at private dwellings and at their Wet Cellars Permanently Drained.

Store. They also attend to Sales in the County and office-Basement of Chesapeake Bank.

Very rich in Nutritious and Tonic principles. Highly State, of Lands, Stock, Farming Implements, &c., on

beneficial to enfeebled digestion and convalescence, Residence-No. 226 North Howard street.

the most favorable terms.
L N. HYNSON JENNINGS & Co.,

R.V. RICHARDSON.
Pharmaceutists, No. 90 North Charles street.
J. H. PARKS,

GENERAL
VERITABLE COD LIVER OIL, extracted by
ENGRAVER ON WOOD,

COMMISSION MERCHANT,
the most approved process from Fresh Livers of
the common COD, (Gadus Morrhua) Expressly for Dis-

For the sale of GRAIN, FLOUR, and all kinds of NO. 86 WEST FAYETTE STREET,

pensing. We offer this article as the best which can COUNTRY PRODUCE, has REMOVED from No. 2 BALTIMORE.

be made," (unaltered by any process of refinement,) SPEAR'S WHARF to 147 N. HOWARD STREET.

just as it naturally exists in the hepatic cells of the o Book Illustrations, Ornamental Heads for Pa-1

live fish, and possessing the least possible taste and pers, Views of Buildings, Machinery, Society Seals,

odor. McDANIEL, LEAMY & CO., DISPENSING Labels in Colors, Stamps, &c.

CHEMISTS, Corner Charles and Mulberry sts., Balto. COMMISSION MERCHANT, TAMES M. ANDERSON & SON,

And dealer in
NEW DRUG STORE.

FLOUR, GRAIN, GUANO, PHOSPHATES,
ENGRAVERS,

BONE'DUST, SEEDS, HAY, &c.
TW. KEEFER & CO. take this opportunity of in S. E. Corner Forrest and Hillen Streets,
PRINTERS AND STATIONERS,
J. forming the public that they have refurnished

Baltimore, Md.
and refitted the DRUG STORE under Barnum's Hotel,
148 BALTIMORE STREET,

corner FAYETTE and ST. PAUL STS., where will be ALFRED S. GARDNER,

found a full assortment of Drugs, Medicines, PerfumeBaltimore.

ry, &c. Prescriptions compounded by a thorough and COMMISSION MERCHANT. competent Pharmaceutist. A night clerk always on

Particular attention paid to the sale of duty.

STAVES, SHOOKS, LUMBER, &c. The Old Established Store of

No. 37 COMMERCE STREET, M. GILLESPIE, 54 LEXINGTON STREET,

Baltimore. near Charles, Baltimore.

PERKINS & CO.. Wedding, Visiting and Professional Cards Engraved

136 NORTH HOWARD STREET,

L. W. GUNTHER, and printed in elegant styles. Dealer in fine French, English and American Stationery. Paper and En

(One door South of Franklin,)

TOBACCO AND COTTON velopes stamped with Initials. will be pleased to serve their friends and the public

COMMISSION MERCHANT, DWIN WALTERS,

generally from their very full assortment of
PURE AND RELIABLE MEDICINES,

90 W. LOMBARD STREET,
CANTON DISTILLERY,
Carefully dispensed by competent and experienced

One door west of Exchange Place. persons. Always in stock, a fine assortment of

L. BRAUNS & co.,
Office, 97 SMITHS WHARF. HAIR BRUSHES, TOOTH BRUSHES,

COLOGNE, TOILET SOAPS, ETC.
THE CELEBRATED

General Commission and Tobacco Merchants,
N. B.--Those requiring Medicines after the store is

S.E. COR. LOMBARD AND CHEAPSIDE, ORIENT PURE RYE WHISKEY.

closed, will find a NIGHT-BELL at the door, which will
be promptly answered,

Baltimore.

[graphic]

HOLLIDAY ST. THEATRE.
WM. KNABE & CO.,

CARPETING!

MANUFACTURERS OF
PROPRIETOR...........................JOHN T. FORD GRAND, SQUARE AND UPRIGHT

CARPETING!
PIANO FORTES.

CARPETINGI

OIL CLOTHS, &c. WAREROOMS,

All in want of Carpeting, Oll Cloths, Window No. 850 West Baltimore Street, near Eutar, Shades, &c., can save from ten to fifteen per cent. by

going to BRIEF SEASON

BALTIMORE.

146 SOUTH BROADWAY. OF ONLY

Our patterns are of the latest styles and finest SIX NIGHTS AND ONE MATINEE,

quality. These Instruments have been before the public for

ROBINSON & WILLIAMS, COMMENCING MONDAY, MARCH 8ri, nearly thirty years, and upon their excellence alone

146 SOUTH BROADWAY, OF THE

attained an un-purchased pre-eminence, which pronoun-
ces them unequaled. Their

Baltimore, Md. GRAND DOUBLE OPERA TROUPE,

Tone Comprising the following renowned Artists: combines great power, sweetness and fine singing

CARPETS REDUCED IN PRICE. Mlle. TOSTEE, Mlle, IRMA,

quality, as well as great purity of intonation, and evenMons. AUJAO, Mons. DECRE, ness throughout the entire scale. Their

ENGLISH BRUSSELS AND Mlle. DUCLOS,

Mlle. THOLER. Mlle. ROSE,

TAPESTRY BRUSSELS CARPETS. Mons, LEDUC,

Touch Mons. DARDIGNAC, Mons. LAGRIFFOUL,

is pliant and elastic, and entirely free from thestiffness At prices lower than those current during the season, Mons. DUCHESNE, Mons. BENEDICK, found in so many Pianos. In

NEW DESIGNS and STYLES just received. Mons. THOLER,

Mons. EDGARD.
Mons. HAMILTON,

Workmanship
Mme. HAMILTON, &e.

McDowell, Robinson & Co.,
they are unexcelled, using none but the very best SEA-
GRAND CHORUS OF
SONED MATERIAL, the large capital employed in our

264 BALTIMORE STREET, OVER FIFTY TRAINED VOICES. business enabling us to keep continually an immense

Opposite Hanover. FULL ORCHESTRA,

stock of lumber, etc., on hand. Comprising the first talent of New York and Baltimore. All our SQUARE PIANOS have our New ImTHE REPERTOIRE

proved Overstrung seale and the AGRAFFE TREBLE. of the Combined Troupes comprise

We would call special attention to our late improve

ments in LA PERICHOLE,

GRAND PIANOS AND SQUARE GRANDS,
the last composition of Offenbach, and the great sen-
sation of the season in Paris and New York,

PATENTED AUGUST 14, 1866,
LES BAVARDS,

Which bring the Piano nearer perfection than has yet
been attained.

YOUNG MEN, EDUCATE YOURSELVES.
CHANSON DE FORTUNIO,

PARENTS, EDUCATE YOUR SONS. BARBE BLEUE,

Every Piano Fully Warranted for Five Years! Teach them that which they will practice when they
LA GRANDE DUCHESSE,

Sole Wholesale Agency for CARHART & NEED-I become men.” Send them this winter to the
LA BELLE HELENE,
HAM'S Celebrated

BRYANT, STRATTON & SADLER
AND

Parlor Organs and Church Harmoniums,
ORPHEE AUX ENFERS.

SOUTHERN BUSINESS COLLEGE,

ALSO, FOR THE Five of the seven Operas are new to Baltimore.

Baltimore Organs,

No. 8 N. CHARLES STREET,

Baltimore. Md.
SEATS $1.50 EACH.

For furthur particulars, College Documents, Speel-
Manufactured by EDWARDS, LEE & Co., Baltimore, Ma..
The sale will commence at McCaffrey's Music Store

mens of Penmanship, enclose two stamps and address on WEDNESDAY, March 3d.

WM. KNABE & CO.,

THE BRYANT, STRATTON & SADLER

BUSINESS COLLEGE, Baltimore. DEABODY INSTITUTE.

No. 350 West Baltimore Street, Near Eutaw,
ACADEMY OF MUSIC.

Baltimore.
L. H. SOUTHARD, Director, and Professor of Vocal
Instruction, of Harmony, and the Organ; PROF.
COURLAENDER, Chief of Piano Instruction: PROF.

This article is warranted to be pure
ALLEN, Chief of Violin Instruction, and Assistant

UNSTEAMED BONE, Teacher of Piano; and PROF. LUCHESI, Teacher of

Reduced to the
Thorough Bass,
The second Term or half year of instruction will

FINENESS OF FLOUR. commence on MONDAY, February 8, 1869. Class

It retains all its animal matter and gluten, and is Tickets must be renewed before that date. Terms, per

as quick and active in its effect as if dissolved with lialf year, always in advance, for Singing, Piano, Or

are the standard Instruments.

acid, and is far more valuable because it is ALL BONE. gan, Violin, or any other instrument in classes of not

JOHN S. REESE & CO., less than four, with Solfeggio, Thorough Bass and LecBradbury's and Lighte & Co.'s

Sole Agents for Manufacturers, tures, $30 for the same; with the Theory of Music, FIRST-CLASS PIANO FORTES.

71 South street, Baltimore. Harmony, Counterpoint, and the Italian Language, $40; for both Singing and Piano, with Solfeggio, the

H. SANDERS & Co., Theory of Music, Harmony, Counterpoint, Lectures

79 W.FAYETTE ST., Baltimore, Md. and Italian, $50; for the Chorus Class, with weekly

PURE BONE DUST, Rehearsals and Lectures, per year, Ladies $5, Gentle-1 168 men $10, and for Annual Membership, $10. Each of 168

For sale by the above tickets admits to all the Concerts, public 168

JOHN S. REESE & CO., and private, and to the appropriate Musical Lectures. 168

No. 10 South Street, A Night Class on the Violin will be formed. Circulars, 168

(Second Floor) BALTIMORE. containing fall particulars, can be obtained at the 168

This Bone is prepared in New Orleans for our trade Academy. E N. H, MORISON, Provost. 168

West Baltimore Street.

We subject every cargo to rigid analysis, and hence Established, 1837

give our guaranty of its absolute purity. It is on MURPHY & Co., PUBLISHERS, BOOKSELL GENTLEMEN'S FURNISHING GOODS. I ciently fine to prove active on the first crop. Sold ERS, PRINTERS AND STATIONERS.

Nowholesale and retail. Marble Building, 182 Baltimore street, Baltimore.

168 UNDER SHIRTS. SCARFS, DOKS, PAPER and STATIONERY, Wholesale and

W. E. BROWNING, DRAWERS

TIES, Retail, at Reduced Prices.

168 HOSIERY

BOWS, 49-BOOK and JOB PRINTING, of every descrip

137 East Baltimore Street, near Aisquith. 168 GLOVES

HANDKERCHIEFS, tion, in Superior Styles, at the very Lowest Rates.

Is daily receiving FRESH FIGS. PRUNES. ORANGES 168 SHAWLS.

SUSPENDERS, Plain and Ornamental BOOK and JOB PRINTING

PRESERVED GINGER, SARDINES, LAYER RAIS 168 BUGGY RO

BRUSHE BOOKBINDING and RULING, of every description,

INS, ALMONDS, &c. 168 MUFFLERS.

COMBS. executed in the very best manner, at lowest rates.

COX'S GELATINE, with receipt for making with 168 PULSE WARMERS. UMBRE Having united with their Bookstore, an extensive

out boiling, 20 cents per paper, 168 DRESSING GOWNS, CANES, Printing Office and Bookbindery, well supplied

SHERRY WINE, for Jelly, $2. 168 &c., with the most approved materials and experienced

Fine Sherry, Port, Madeira, and Muscatel WINES 168 Work men, enable them to offer superior advantages

CHAMPAGNE, FRENCH 'BRANDY, Miller & Rob 168

The Most Complete and inducements for the PROMPT, CAREFUL and COR

Inson WHISKEY, &c. 168 TECT EXECUTION of every description of Book and

RETAIL STOCK OF Job Printing, Book-binding and Ruling, well

COLTON 168 worthy the attention of all who may require anything 168 in this line.

168

MEN'S FURNISHING GOODS Particular attention paid to Fine Work, for

168 Ranking and other Institutions, Insurance, Railroad,

168
In the City.

ORIGINATORS OF THE USE OF NITROUS OXIDE GAS Steamboat, Transportation, and other Joint Stock Com-1 168 panies, Public Offices, &c.

FOR 19-Publication Office of the MARYLAND CODE and

168

OUR GREAT SPECIALTY IS SUPPLEMENTS: the New Constitution, Maryland 168

EXTRACTING TEETH WITHOUT PAIN. Reports, Mayer's Digest, Laws of Maryland, &c., &c.

SHIRTS, 168

ROOMS-81 WEST FAYETTE STREET, CISCO BROTHERS, 168 READY MADE, OR MADE TO ORDER.

Second door west of Charles. » No. 14 NORTH CHARLES STREET,

TNO. H. O'DONOVAN, Jr.,
Corner of Fayette street, Baltimore, Md., 38 ST. PAUL STREET, ABOVE LEXINGTON,
MANUFACTURERS AND DEALERS IN

BALTIMORE,

COAL
Agent for the Purchase and Sale of

87 50.
$7 50.

87 50. MASONIC, I 0. 0. F., SONS OF TEMPERANCE, REAL ESTATE IN CITY AND COUNTRY, And all other Societies'

2,240 LBS. TO THE TON. Negotiates Loans, Ground Rents and Mortgages,

DWELLINGS RENTED. BEGALIA, JEWELS, &e., &c.

For sale by

GEORGE W HURTT, Prompt attention given to Collections.

3 North st, near Baltimore st.

FLOUR OF RAW BONE.

[ocr errors]
[ocr errors]
[ocr errors][merged small][merged small]

.

...

..

[ocr errors]

...........376

38

nas

.....381

Bal

Notes of the Week.

NOTES OF THE WEEK.....

| “General Order No. 1” issued from Headquar- the meantime, what shall be said of the Senate EDITORIAL ARTICLES: The New Administration...........

375 ters at the White-House, failed to meet with that itself, that body of lawyers and statesmen, which, The Restoration of Sheridan.......

...375 ready acquiescence on the part of the Senate, no wiser than the President in regard to the Lamartine.................................

..........376 which its author anticipated. To have appointed statutory provisions which made their action nugaOffenbach-Opera Bouffe...............

*376 Mr. A. T. Stewart Secretary of the Treasury, tory, confirmed Mr. Stewart's nomination ? REVIEWS: The Ring and the Book-The Red Court Farm

in violation of law, or rather, in ignorance Madame de Staël-The Shakspeare Treasury of

It is a curious fact that in the first cast of the of the law which disqualified Mr. Stewart for Wisdom and Knowledge—Col. Thorpe's Scenes the position, was a blundering step to begin he

to bevin new Cabinet there were two foreigners—Mr. Stewin Arkansaw-Madame de Chamblay ................377 | with. It was a greater blunder to ask the Senate art, n

art, nominated for the Treasury, having been born HAMMER AND ANVIL. A Novel by Friedrich Spielto repeal for Mr. Stewart's benefit, or even to

in Belfast, Ireland, in 1803, and General Cox, the hagen. Chapters XIX. and XX.....

......379 NEWS SUMMARY..................

2005 I suspend in his particular case, a law the general new Secretary of the Interior, being born in MonCONGRESSIONAL SUMMARY..............

treal, Canada, in 1828. We suppose it was THE MARKETS.... early as 1789, when the whole revenue of the

merely by accident that Mr. Adolph E. Borie, the THE STATESMAN will be mailed to Subscribers Government hardly amounted to a tithe of one

Secretary of the Navy, escaped being a French

man or a Dominican-one of his parents having out of Town, and furnished to Newsdealers in the year's receipts of Mr. Stewart's business, and the

i come to this country from Bordeaux, the other City every Friday evening : Subscription price aggregate salaries of all the officers on the civil | Three Dollars per annum-payable in advance. list scarcely exceeded his annual expenditure for

for from the island of St. Domingo. The selection Persons residing in the city can be served by Car-clerk-hire. There could not be a more dangerous

of Mr. Borie for the Navy Department has been riers, by prepaying at the Office. precedent set—a worse principle introduced—than

variously ascribed by the journals to the fact that Books intended for Review should be sent in that of suspending laws made for the general

he has been largely engaged in the East India early in the Week to receive prompt notice. Adgood and designed for universal application, so as

trade, and may therefore be supposed to know vertisements must be left at the Office on or before Thursday, otherwise they will be too late for inser

something about shipping; also that there is an to evade or defeat their operation in particular

important naval depôt at League Island, near cases or in favor of particular individuals. Laws tion in that Week's paper. Communications should be addressed to that can be so easily tampered with soon cease to

Philadelphia, and that he has a brother who was THE STATESMAN, be laws at all. General Grant's suggestion to the

once in the navy—from any or all of which P. O. Box 1003, Senate exhibited, in fact, as profound an ignorance

sources the new Secretary may be supposed to on his part of the nature and meaning of Law in

have derived a large and valuable fund of inforgeneral, as he had already shown of the provisions

mation in regard to naval-affairs. Mr. Mallory, of this particular law of 1789.

of Florida, was for many years Chairman of the Naval Committee in the United States Senate,

and afterwards head of the Naval Department at On Thursday, the city of Baltimore entertained. The lame and impotent conclusion of the whole R

whole Richmond, having been elevated to both posiEx-President Johnson as its guest. It was a affair of the Treasury appointment was in perfect

rections for no other earthly reason that anybody graceful compliment, paid not to the rising but the keeping with the weakness shown in its inception.

ption could discover, than that he had practised law at setting sun. The popular expression of respect The President's action has been like that of the Key West, and in his boyhood had learnt how to and good-will amounted almost to an ovation. Mr. oft-quoted "King of France with 20,000 men.”|

11. manage a sail-boat. Apart from Mr. Borie's purely Johnson had a military escort upon his arrival, a On Saturday, March 6th, he sent in his message

age conjectural qualifications for his new position, all portion of the Maryland National Guard being to the Senate asking for the removal of Mr. Stew-lin

that can be said of him is that he is a retired paraded in his honor. He had a public reception art's disabilities. On Tuesday, March 9th, he

e merchant, rich, Vice-President of the Philadeland levée at the Merchants’ Exchange, which was sent in another message asking to withdraw his

phia Union League Club, entertains handsomely, largely attended. In the evening a Corporation previous one. So, after having been for four days

days and, if we are not mistaken, subscribed largely to Banquet was given him at Barnum's Hotel. The suspended mid-way between the heaven of them

nded mid-way between the neaven of the buy General Grant a house. Police and Fire Departments, two bodies of whose Treasury Department and the earth of his ordiappearance and efficiency the city is justly proud, nary business pursuits, Mr. Stewart was gently It must have been a subject of unfeigned suralso took part in the public demonstration, and lowered again to his former level. In the mean- prise to Mr. Creswell to find himself nominated added greatly to the effect. The display, both time, there is point in The World's suggestion for a Cabinet office. If it was deemed politic to civic and military, was highly creditable, and a that there is one department in the Government have a Southern man in the Cabinet, one would becoming mark of respect to the retiring Chief which the President ought to lose no time in get- suppose that somebody could have been found Magistrate of the Republic. We have freely ting into good working order—that of the who would have been more of a representative criticised Mr. Johnson's administration, but we Attorney General, without whose advice General man of his section and party. Not only are the recognize the consideration which is due to the Grant and his epauletted secretaries may wander, Radicals in a minority in Maryland, but in that high office he has just laid down, and to the breaking their shins over every law in the statute- divided household, Mr. Creswell, we believe, is in eminent public services which he has rendered. book in pure ignorance of its existence. Judge a minority in his own party. He brings, thereWe have regarded as one of the most strik- Hoar, who was first appointed, was in Concord, fore, no greater accession of personal or political ing evidences of General Grant's littleness of Massachusetts, when the question in Mr. Stewart's strength to the support of the new Administramind or soul, it is immaterial which, the dispo- case arose, and although the law in that case, one tion than any other member of the Cabinet. As sition he has manifested to put personal slights would imagine, was too plain to admit of much Mr. Creswell in his time has belonged to all parupon his predecessor. We are glad that the city question, Mr. Stewart, the President, and every- ties, and was, in 1860, an ultra-secessionist, ready of Baltimore has acted in this matter in the spirit body else had to grope their way out of the diffi- to eat fire and incarnadine not only the waters of which should always govern a great and generous culty without any of the light which the learning the Susquehanna, but of the Chesapeake also, if Corporation, and doubt not that the occasion was of the Attorney General would have shed on the necessary, with Northern blood, his selection may deeply gratifying to the Ex-President.

dark and devious paths they were treading. In be regarded as evidence that General Grant does not object to a man on account of his antecedents. legged him on to do it; if he has spoken more flicting the death penalty within prison-walls, in It must be admitted that for his pro-Southern and frequently from the heart than the head, they fur- the presence of the officers of the law and a cerStates' Rights heresies, Mr. Creswell subsequent- nished the key that unlocked the one and turned tain number of spectators admitted by ticket, and ly made ample atonement, having in his place in the other. If he has danced, it has been to music who could certify to the proper execution of the the Senate and as State Enrolling Officer in charge of their piping. If he has overstepped some- sentence. In this way, the Death Penalty would of the draft, exhibited all the zeal which be- times the limits of diplomatic propriety and good retain all its terrors, and at the same time be longs to new converts. Personally, and apart taste, they have met him at least half way. shorn of those features which have too frequently from the want of political consistency that has

converted public executions into an occasion of characterised his career as a public man, Mr. In reality, Mr. Johnson has proved a most suc- triumphant bravado on the part of the criminal Creswell stands well at home, where he is best cessful diplomatist. He accomplished in a very and of revolting amusement to the mob. known, and in point of ability, he is probably the short space of time all that he was sent to do. He strongest man, certainly the one most versed in obtained from Her Majesty's Government all the The extent to which "circumstances alter cases' the crooked ways of politics, in the new Cabinet. concessions that he was instructed to ask, and isillustrated by the difference between the fate of the If, under his administration of the Post Office talked the British people into the humor of mak- murderers of Johnson and Cannon above described, Department, we are to have negro letter-carriers ing those concessions cheerfully. That his work and that of Grant, the murderer of Pollard, whose and clerks. we hope that only such will be ap- has not been ratified by the Senate is no fault of trial was concluded in Richmond last week, and pointed as can distinguish the numbers of houses Mr. Johnson, though it may be that of Mr. Sew-/terminated in a verdict of-acquittal! Pollard and read-writing.

ard, who, it must be confessed, has shown less had been guilty of an infamous and brutal libel

zeal and solicitude in the matter, than one would upon the fair fame of a young lady. For this her Whether President Grant has a policy or not

naturally have expected. We doubt whether Mr. | brother killed him. The provocation, though

Johnson's successor will be able to obtain better confessedly very great, would have been no justiin reference to matters of commerce and finance, is left somewhat in doubt by the facility with

fication for the homicide, if it had been committerms, if so good.

ted in heat of blood. In point of fact, the perwhich, when he could not have Mr. Free-trade Meantime, a heavy responsibility rests on the petration of the crime was attended by every Stewart for Secretary of the Treasury, he took up originators of the Eutaw House banquet in circumstance of cool, studied premeditation—the with Mr. Protectionist Boutwell instead. High this city, given to Mr. Johnson on the eve of slayer lying in secret ambush for his victim, and tariff or low, fish or flesh-all's the same to Gen- bis departure for England, and which first deliberately shooting him from an upper window. eral Grant. Thus far, it does not appear that the opened the sluice-gates of his dinner-table ora- Yet a jury, said to have been composed of most jaybird-like secresy with which the President con- tory. The New York Tribune, kindly commiser-respectable persons from various portions of Vircealed from everybody the composition of his ating the change which Mr. Johnson will experi- ginia, find it consistent with their oaths and their Cabinet. has resulted in much advantage. It lence after bidding his.British hosts farewell, sug-Iduty to society to acquit the assassin. We can has only led to blunders all around. Mr. Stew-gests having something ready for him on his well imagine the difficulty they would have exart couldn't serve, and Mr. Washburne (of the arrival-a dinner at Delmonico's, we suppose? | perienced in bringing in a verdict of manslaughfirm of Washburne Brothers, Members of Con. We trust it is to be no feast of the Barmecide, ter, or of murder in any less degree than the first gress and Politicians in general), didn't suit. So but that, having started the idea, The Tribune and highest, but we can not understand the moral it has been “rub out and try again.” Hamilton/ will see to it that it is carried out.

or mental process by which they reached the conFish, of New York, now takes the State Depart

clusion that the prisoner was guiltless of any ment, and Governor Boutwell, of Massachusetts, ! For the credit of the boasted civilization of the crime. The action of these Virginia jurors is the Treasury. The latter is the learned astrono age and country in which we live, we hope not more disgraceful even than that of the Albany mer who found the hole in the sky, known as soon again to read of scenes such as occurred at jury, which virtually decided, in the Cole-Hiscock Boutwell's Limbo. Mr. Washburne meanwhile the execution at Princess Anne, in Somerset | case, that a murderer might be perfectly sane one goes to France, probably to perfect his French. county in this State, on Friday last, of the four linstant before the commission of the deed, in enA junior brother of the same firm has already negroes - Wells, Wilson, Rounds and Bailey- tire possession of his senses the next moment after, distinguished himself in the field of diplomacy in hung for the murder of the captain and mate of|but for the inappreciable interval of time when Paraguay.

the schooner Brave. We hardly know which was his finger pressed the trigger and fired the fatal

more terrible - the manner in which the con-shot, so far insane as not to be criminally reWe have had our little joke on this side of the demned men met their awful fate, raving wildly sponsible. No such nice metaphysical subterfuge water, as we had a right to have it, at the expense and incoherently, in their uncouth negro dialect, I was resorted to by the jury which acquitted Grant. of Mr. Reverdy Johnson and the gushing. charac- about "going home to Jesus, to Glory and to the ter of some of his after-dinner performances, but Lamb," and so plunged darkly into eternity—or It was a very small thing on the part of a very we deny altogether the right of Englishmen to the ruffianly behavior of the mob which sur-small man, Mr. E. A. Rollins, the Commissioner laugh at the same thing. So long as the British rounded their scaffold, interrupted with scoffs of Internal Revenue, to request of President public were under the impression that Mr. John- and jeers their dying speeches, gloated over their Grant the dismissal from office of Mr. Solicitor son represented the true sentiments of this coun- last agonies, and finally, when the hangman Binkley, and a still smaller thing on the part of try, and that his official action would receive the bungled in his work, deliberately choked one of the President to lend the toe of his official boot sanction of the American Senate, he was the most the poor struggling wretches to death. In the to Mr. Rollins, for the purpose of administering popular Minister ever sent from the United States case of the boy Wilson, the noose was not prop-to the unfortunate Binkley the desired kick. Mr. to the Court of St. James. Now that it turns erly adjusted, nor were his arms securely pinioned. Rollins' letter to the President was characterized out that both Mr. Johnson and his works are His neck was not broken by the fall, but retaining by the most violent personal feeling, and the likely to be repudiated at home, the English jour- his consciousness and strength, he managed to free mixed character of the Government under which nals begin to speak slightingly of the man whom his hands, and climbed up upon the shoulders of we live, was happily illustrated in the President's a few weeks ago they delighted to honor. The the man who was hung beside him, and regained order issued thereon, addressed to the Acting Secfacetious Tomahawk describes our Minister as the platform of the scaffold—from which he was retary of the Treasury, directing him to gratify "well-bred and butter," and the grave Spectator kicked off. A second time he hoisted himself to little Mr. Rollins' little wish, and signed by begs him to "stop his flow of unseasonable jocosi- the platform, and there, after a fierce struggle, he order of the President-Horace Porter, Brevet ties." He is spoken of as “the convivial party was choked to death. We are at a loss to imagine Brigadier General, Secretary." In Russia, every who represents the Trans-atlantic Republic," and what end of justice was served by such a specta- member of the Imperial household has a military the "jocund old gentleman, who makes a verybody cle. It would be far better to abolish altogether rank: even the imperial nurses who have charge laugh.” This is hardly kind or fair. If Mr. Public Executions, and to substitute the system of the imperial offspring are brigadiers and colJohnson has spoken too often and too much, the which we believe has been adopted in Massachu- onels. Does President Grant propose to introduce English people afforded him the opportunity and I setts, New York, and possibly other States, of in- a similar regime at the Republican Court?

The Griffith Gaunt libel case of Charles utterances of Thursday week, and no incautious of experience and tried ability. This example Reade vs. Charles Sweetzer (proprietor of The word betrayed the mysterious secret of the com- General Grant has seen fit to ignore. Upon what Round Table), has terminated in a verdict giving ing Ministers of State. Both have burst upon special theory he has acted, we will not stop to damages to the amount of six cents to the plain- the country with something of the force which inquire. His own ignorance of Executive duties tiff, each side paying its own costs. What Mr. attends all unexpected announcements—a force may have rendered him unappreciative of their Reade will do with the magnificent sum awarded soon lost in the general judgment of their weak- importance. He may possess a self-satisfied conhim by the jury is not known. The suit, as is ness, which has succeeded to the first emotions of sciousness of instinctive wisdom which is indifferwell known, grew out of certain articles which ap- surprise. Whatever else may prove to be want- ent to the counsel of others; he may be so strong peared in The Round Table, in the summer of ing in the power and capacity of the new Admin- in his own self-reliance that he will seek no auxil1866, in which Mr. Reade was accused of plagiar- istration, it is plain that its chief is troubled by iary support in the most trying exigencies of gov. ism, and this particular work, Griffith Gaunt, no want of self-reliance. Duties which were ap- ernment; or he may apply the principle, outlined criticised as indecent and immoral. A novel fea- proached by Washington with timidity-to which in the financial views of the Inaugural Address, ture in the trial of the case was the employment Jefferson humbly confessed himself unequal that all intricate public questions may be solved of Mr. George Vandenhoff, the well-known actor which Madison undertook with distrust and by the simple declaration of a purpose, without and Shakspearean reader, to read Griffith Gaunt which no former President ventured to accept regard to the means or details essential to its acto the jury, so as to enable them to judge for confidently, have been assumed with defiant bold-complishment. But whatever may prove to have themselves of its character and tendencies. It is ness by Grant. He needed no word of counsel in been the motives or reasoning which determined obvious what a dramatic interest would be im- framing the declaration of his policy, nor did he the appointment of his Cabinet, the result is of parted to the proceedings of the Courts, to say seek advice in determining whom he would call to immediate and unmistakable importance to the nothing of the new element introduced into foren- his side, as aids in the performance of difficult country, because it foreshadows more distinctly sic contests, if the precedent were to be gener- and responsible duties. A peculiarity of temper than any other present indication, the spirit and ally followed in similar cases. Suppose, for ex- and mind like this will naturally have its admirers. policy which are to be impressed upon the future ample, in the discharge of our duties as public Interested partisans will praise, without stint, a of the country. journalists, we should feel ourselves constrained trait which they pretend to accept as an evi- We have no disposition to judge the Administo denounce certain kinds of theatrical exhibitions dence of greatness-while unthinking men, really tration in advance. We are ready to accord to it in this city as indecent, and the proprietors of the anxious for the welfare of the country, will derive a fair and impartial trial. There exist too many places of amusement so criticised should feel conviction from hope, and discover strength in a anomalies in the present political condition of the themselves aggrieved and sue us for libel, and, in weakness which is unrevealed. But it will not country to permit criticism pointed by partisan order to establish their case, should bring into need many months of actual experience to deter- spirit. Too many real and permanent interests Court the whole of their “incomparable olio of mine that statesmanship is made, not born. It is are involved-interests which affect the future as Sylph-like girls” to dance the Mabille cancan be both an art and a science--not to be acquired in well as the present—to justify any other purpose fore their Honors the Judges and the gentlemen the subaltern duties of a frontier military garri- than that which is ready to recognise with satisof the jury? We are afraid it would be all over rison, nor even in the command of a victorious faction every act which promises to enure to the with us, and, in the interests of justice and of army, however vast its numbers or enlarged its prosperity and permanent welfare of the republic. impartial criticism, we hope the dangerous prece- operations. Government, in a republic like ours, If, therefore, the apprehensions which the chardent will be at once frowned down. The prospect is no automatic machine, running regularly and acter and capacities of those who have been inof six cents damages is not tempting, but the ad- successfully by the perfectly poised force of its vested with power by General Grant have exvantages of such a first-class advertisement are own organization. Even Mr. Lincoln's crude cited, shall prove to be unfounded-if the future great. Joking apart, the principles involved in ideas of its nature included the necessity of in- shall bear the fruits of wise purpose and successMr. Reade's suit against The Round Table, in telligent supervision; and when, according to his ful effort—if the peace which has been invoked their bearing upon the rights both of authors and own classic declaration, he undertook to “run the be, not the forgotten shibboleth of a party, but of critics, make the case worthy of future and machine," he was careful to surround himself the accomplished result of faithful and patriotic more serious consideration.

with those who comprehended its intricacies and policy-we trust there will be no doubtful or hesi

were competent to its management. If an old tating expression of universal approval. THE NEW ADMINISTRATION. and worn metaphor may be again impressed into We have no predictions to utter in regard to service, the Ship of State must be guided by a THE RESTORATION OF SHERIDAN. the Administration of General Grant. Nor have helm, and its voyages upon the troubled seas of! The condition of the Southern States after the

make upon the Inaugu- domestic and international politics are fortunate close of the war—the prevailing tone of sentiment ral Address, except to note the possible signifi- or disastrous, according to the accuracy of the among the people--and the precise character of cance of the announcement—that the President chart by which it is steered and the skill of him their feelings to proposes to have a policy of his own upon all who stands at the wheel.

were all subjects of doubt at the time of Mr. public questions—and the declaration, that he It was naturally expected, both by his political Johnson's accession to the Presidency. Reports will freely employ the power of the veto to ex- friends and opponents, that General Grant-re- had been made by officers of the Freedmen's press his disapproval of Congressional action. Of cognising his own want of experience, his abso- Bureau, then in full operation, of the most exthe probabilities of the future, therefore, we can lute ignorance of the theory and details of Exe-aggerated character. Political missionaries and only judge from the indications which each day cutive duty, and the very limited relation which the class of men since known as "carpet-baggers," may reveal; and these, it is already easy to per- his previous life had borne to the consideration forwarded to the press of the North, to Senators ceive, are likely to be too uncertain and contra- or determination of public questions—would have and Representatives, and even to the President dictory to justify prophecy, or indeed give value gladly sought to supply his personal deficiencies himself, stories of contumacious rebellion, sullento conjecture.

and incapacity by the selection of Cabinet Minis-ness and discontent, the absurdity of which had The appointment of the Cabinet-taking it as ters from the most competent and experienced no other parallel than their falsity. Mr. Johnthe first manifestation, both in point of time and members of the party which elevated him to the son, as a resident of a Southern State, knew that significance-has occasioned general surprise, if Presidency. The example of all his predecessors no reliance could properly be placed upon these not universal disappointment. The selection of was before him. None of them had failed to es- accounts; and yet he was aware that their conthe several heads of the Executive Departments, timate the value of wise counsel, or the necessity tradiction should come from a source--the truth like the cast of the Inaugural Address, is undoubt- of executive capacity; and those among them and responsibility of which none would venture edly the President's own. The secresy with which whose want of familiarity with the highest to dispute. He accordingly entrusted to General the latter was carefully guarded from prying curi- duties of civil service most resembled his own, Grant, the successful commander of a victorious osity, was observed in regard to the former. No were prompt to give strength to their adminis- army, the duty of making a personal inquiry into previous intimation was given of the proposed trations by the careful selection of subordinates the political condition of the South. The report

« AnteriorContinuar »