Nebraska advertiser. (Brownville, Nemaha County, N.T. [Neb.]) 1856-1882, April 27, 1865, Image 1

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-Millinery & Fancy Goods
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aia Btwet one door -west ol the Post Office
Aiapfrior atock of Sr;a and Summer G--ds
Jot riTed. Kverytbin? in tbe Miilint-ry line
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MAl. STIlCKt, I1CT, 1st and 2nd
Oppoaite Mrs. Hew, tfh U .Liner iitoi ,
Having josl received isinrimKni ..r t h,.
PDNie to call and aH! thou, a. ,hev needor.'yta bp
a it IT. ."if "'Jn advT,i.rf.a orer all others
matin. V.I ' 11 n..iheiea. very rapid
Cort... .r7i 'tUchM l j..ina ihe
i B- 'nt work with euiH rci;ty. A Ula
rnL? . 8o- uu ,cb 'fe. which will
le on. 5 b dr Machia- baa
Tbei i,t !ln1 lacalculable value.
, "i-UeMaa.) ' .2a-or 1
The following poem, written bj Abrabam Lin
coin maty ycara ago, will Le read n w with deep
Oh, by 1 u.d tbe fj irit 1 mortal bepr' ud?
Lik a awilt Ceicg meteor a faM dyir.g clwud
A Cah of tbe lightning a break of the wave
lie I'Hrsetb frimlife to biamtin th grare.
Tbe leaves oftberak and the willow shnll fade,
Be scattered around, and together be laid ;
A the yung, and tbe old, the low and tbe bigb,
r all crumble U dust and together eball lie.
Tbe infant a mother attended and loved
Tbe mother, thnt infant's afftction who proved;
Tbe father that potber hd infant wbobicjt,
Ewfb, all are cm ay to tbat dwelling of rest.
Tbo ran id cn vbose brow, on whofe cheek, in whose
Sbone bfauJ and pleasure her triumphs are by;
And alike from tbe xninda of the living erased
Are tbe memVies of mortali who loved her and
Tin-band of tbe King tbat the seen tre bath borne,
The brow of the Priest : that the mitre bath worn,
Tbe eye of the 8age, and the heart of the brave,
Arc hidden and lost in tbe depth of the grave.
The peasant, whose lot was to sow and to reap ;
The herdsman, who clitnbed with bia goats up the
The bepgaf, who wandertd in search of bis bread,
Have laded an ay like the grass that we tread.
S. tbe multitude goes, like tbe flower cr wetd,
That Withers away u let others succeed ;
So the uiu'.'.iiuJe Guinea, -ven thus we behold,
To repeat every tale tbat Las often been told.
For we are tbe same our fathers have been ;
o bee ti e tame eights our fathers Laveseen;
f e drink the same stream , we see tbe fcame sun,
And tun the same cturoe cur fathers bavo tun.
The thoughts we are thinking .our fathers did
tbink ;
Fr oi the deMb we are shrinking our fathers did
shrink ; -To
tbe life we are clinging our fathers did clirg,
but it cptds lr-'tii u all like ihe bird ou tbe
TLey loved but the story we cannot unfold ; 1
ILev K.orned but .the bart of tbe haughty is
eold ; 1
They grieved but no Wail from their tlumben
will come ;
They joyed-but ihe torgue o( their gladness is
They died-ah 1 they died we, things that are
Ti fy walk on ihe turf that lies' over their brot
Ai.d u-.uks in tceir dwelling a trrnri nt abode,
M'-itbe tLinsjH.:hat tbey cti ou their prgriuiage
Vra, ai d de?j f.r-dency, j leaf u re and pain.
Arc mingled together ia aunEbine and raia ;
Ai;.i the smile and the Uar, and tbe scug and th
St;!! follow ench bthtr like surge up'n surge.
'T the wink of an eye; 'tis the draught q' a
. breath,
Fr om le blo.'sim ol braitb to the paleness of death,
Kiom the gilded saloon to the bie' and the tbroud
Ob I by t-bould the sj irit of mortal be proud.
It was a pleasant day in June in which
I call ihe reader's attention to a small
but neat cotiage, situated in the suburbs
ol a pruviucial town. In a room on a
bed lay u woman apparently dying. She
was about ihiny years of age, She
bf !d by ihe baud a little girl of about
four years. This girl was what any
one would call a beautiful child; her
hair, of a dar; browp fell in catural
curls about her white neck ; her eyes
were Mack as midnight, from whose
depths sLon love for htr mother, for
such the dying woman was. The parent
laised jier Lead frcm the pillow and
tpoke. ,
Mabel, darling, you must be a. good
girl. Your mother is going. Try to
meet me in the better world. Good-by.
Kits me once before I die.'
Mabel held up her lips for the kies
f Han her mother, and soiled aloud.
Tbe dying woman then, turning to the
doctor, who stood at the foot of the bed,
said in a feeble voiced
1 have an only brother, a wealthy
merchant. Will you write to him when
1 am gone, and tell him his sister. Ma
bel Waters is dead 1 Ask him if he will
take pity n my little friendless ibild,
and lake her as bis pwn; if he will not,
?he n un be thrown upon the charities
of the cold woild. Oh if frank werp
only here 1' the sighed.
What is your brother's address,?1
said the doctor, mildly,
She told him, and then sank back up?
oa her pjUow and diid, leaving her
earthly friends behind.
Dr. Willis mi down and wrote a pote
to Mr. St. Clair, informing him of his
sister's death. Then calling tbe neigh
bors from an adjoining roora, ho btde
item prepare ner fur br last resting
place. We will now direct tbe reader's at
tention to a princely mansion, in ; tbe
J wonder who this letter is . from ?'
said ftjr. St. Chir, as he unfolded a ! u
ter just banded hjm by the servant. '
He ran his eye over the conte.u;?;
then threw' it aside" and began" pacing
the floor. He stopped suddenly in his
walk, and. jerking the bellcord, ordered
the servant to tell Mrs. St. Clair he
wished to see. her in the library. ,Tbe
servant disappeared, and in a moment
more Mrs. St. Clair enterted. 1
Read that, and tell rae what you
think of it?'
She read it in haste, and then said.
Why, Henry, I did not know that you
had a sister; you never told me.'
'No, 1 never did ; I will now tell you
why. When we were both young. I
scarce twenty, she eighteen, thn had a
lover whom I despised. I talked il her
in vain, my father threatened, but all to
no purpose. My lister's name . was
Frank Waters. H sought my sifter's
hand in'marriage ; my father wnld not
consent that his only daughter should
marrv a man of no fnrmne ; he told her
he would du-awn her. J3ut she heeded
not my father's threats nor my noih;i '
prayers, nor my own entreaiies. 1 told
her if she married hitul fr one, wuulJ
never see herfacp again "One nighf in
August the eloped. I have. never seen
nor heard from her since, umill now.'-
But does she think that we shall take
her child and take care of her 1 Or
does she think we shall divide the estate
betweeu her and Arthur 1 Why didu't.i
she send hr to the work-house.?
Well. May, I cannot h -ar to see my
only sister's child goto the workhou.
when we have the means to spare for
hr comfort.'
Th u I suppo the wi.l have to come
here; but,' she added, looking from the
window, here com-? Arhur; we will
hear what he says .'
As she spoke, a lad came gallopVg up
ihe walk on a powerful bltck ?t?ed. He
was somrt fourteen years of fljr, with
jt black hair and eyes ; he was bau'k
ful to perfection, and that his mother
well knew.
Mr. St. Clair pulled the bell crd,aud
Arthur was soon uhered into the pres-
ence of his parents.
'Anhur,' said Mrs. St. Clair, 'do you
want your cousin, Mabel Waters, to
come here and live ?
'1 did x.ot know that I had a cousin
said Anhur. in surprise.
J will explain it;o you.' said his fath
After he had finished, h said-"
Now what do you think?'
'She will have to stay iu the kitchen,'
said Mrs. St. Clair; he shall not min
gle wiih us. I do not wish people to
know that she is auy kindreu of ours
In about anhour after the above con
versation the carriage was on its way
for the-poor orphan child, It was about
the middle of-the afternoon wru-n Mabel
arrived at her new home ; ahe had ex
pected to hud one as good as her moth
er's, but little did she knov that, young
as she was, she to be the household
.Months sped by,nd she and Arthur
rpet frequently, until they began to make
friends with each othef. Little did they
kuow what that frienthip would ripeu
tj. Still Mbel was kept in the kitch
en. '
Ten long years passed, weary yrats
to the orphan girl, with no one to say a
kind word to her except Anhur. K6w
Mabel was juat buddiu into, womanhood.
So far she Lad looked upon Arthur as an
elder brother, and not until he had re
turned from coi.ege did sha know, how
dear he was to her, She lovr d him
with all the ardour of her woman's na
ture. Arthur, who had just eutered in
to busines with his lather, returned that
love. Many happy hours had the yo-ing
lovers spent in the vine-covered arbor
in the garden.
It was a pleasant June day, twelve
years jafter iabel w3 insialled at the
St. Clarir's- Mrs. St. Clair was sum
moned tq the palo,r q the presence of
a tall stranger,
'Have I tlje jdeasure of addressing
Mrs. St. Clair V said the stranger, ris
ing. YoahTe,' the returned, with a stiff j
I heard you had a little pirl in your
kitchen by the name of Mabel Waters.
I come to bring her news of her sup
rioted dead father. Will you call her?'
Sirs. Sf Clair sum nMJr4. Mabelf from
the kitchen; she arjvarpd before thrn
in all tilt-, beauty at-ti uriet? sauntural to
her. She was dn-t d in the: plainest
rshion ; a plain lihf print, with ?pot-
collar and cuflV Tii" man pat with
bo piJ bead until
. . -le enterpd ;Mhen
iJream, exclaimed.
uns" as it
f ro n
V Tbi?.. thn i my o-.jglver', tor. whmu
I have sought so long ! My child my
lonsr lost M;tbel !' .. , . .".
'O father. MY" fa'.her, is it . indeed
you ? And she was clasped to the bo
som of her father.
Mrs. St.Clfii had stood as one in
trance. Could this diiiu2roihed gen
tletuafi be the father of their hojsehold
drudg-i ?
After the first, burst of joy. from the
long-.veparat'rd father and daughter, Mr.
Frank Waters turned and said,
I thank you, Mrs. Sl Clair, for. the
care you have taken of my daughter;
Dut we will trouble you no wore. Come,
Mabel, the carrriage is waiting; g-i
your things and come.' ,
'But, father, ll must see Arthur first
-and here he comes ; aud as the spoke,
Artnur came into the room.
What, Mabel, going to leaVe m;; ?'
fje smd. advancing aud Uc-thng his ba.
O Ai .iia; cried Main i, ihis s iuy
Atour advaiiced ui once, aul tX'.n-
Jud to biui Lis hand.
My laiU'j too,! Shall it not be so
MabciT .
'Yes. if my "new-found parent will
give me up so quickly.'
.'We will ail live together, my child.'
Need we add, that in two inouins
from the ihac when Mubel wu.s made
heiiess to the vast fortune her taihtr
had accJtnulatt'd in the mines, there was
a grand weding at the aSi. Dlau maasion
atid Mabel Waters was made the b.ppy
wife ct Arthur &t.Cair,- Yankee litaut.
A returned Chinese miscionary re
lates the follow ihg a i.ecduie, showing
the camion of the He says;
Duiirg- cne of cm t jicii"iinns f r
laiididaus for b?p'.'m"ut Nakaiij.'.. J
observed 'hat onr wonmu aid s -mi
l.ilt or fo'iT youi pi-i pl" h td ihp sa-nf
suMiamf." This t aurif bd to the
foliowiug convi-rr hi ion l etviet n mysell
au'l one of 'he yonng iiiuii :
'I t bserve you all have th1 same sur
name. Ale you niHili'if of ihe same
family ?' I ir.quued.
'Yes.' one rej Jif-d : Mlis is mother,
and these are ny brothers.'
Where is your father ?' I cotinned.
. .'He is at bine, aUendirg to his bu
siness.' :
'Does hn approve of your enibracing
Christianity ?'
'Yes ; He is entirely willing.'
Wiiyd'fs not your fa'her hiuisell
bec nie a (.'hnsiian ?
.'He t-ays it would not do for all the
family to embrace Christaniiy.'
And why,' I asked, with ome curi
osity, 'does be think so?'
'He said that if we all become Christ
ian, our heathen- neighbors will take
advauiage of that circumstance .to im
pose upon us.'
'How. will they dojhat?' I inquired.
'Christians are not allowed to swear
or fight, and father says that when our
wicked neighbors ascertaiu that we have
embraced Christianity, they, will proceed
at to mrse us and malm at. n
ce, fathr sr to us, "You may alii
b .M orne Ch; i; uans. lot I must remain a
heat! f n, so as o retilihe on our bad
neigblcrs. Yon cau 0 ro met tir.g and
worihijp, but I must stay at home to do
ihe fighting and cursing for the family,'
It is ppoM-d that the answer and ex
cuse were saiis-fctory.
Most heads diffuse less light than a
pumpkin shell with a tallow cardlt in il.
Evil speaks as they wish, rather than
what they know.
He that would enjoy fruit must not
gather the flower,
. Never open, the door to a little vice,
lesi a large ppe should enter also. .
. An bom in the morning is worth, two
iti the afternoon.
,;, All thiugs are ?oon pr pirif in a well
ordered houssu, .
However little we may Lave'to do let
Ms do that little well. - "
Fair dealings is the bond aud cement
of society. . - - '
Money is a useful but a tyranic&l mas
The last Speech of President Lin
coln, Washihgt, April i2.
The Executive departments, including
the President's mansion, were illumina
ted to-night; and adorned with transpar
encies and National flags. ''
Thousacda of persons flecked , to the
Executive mansion. The President, in
t espouse to a unanimous 'call, appeared
atan upper window and spkeas fol
lows: We? meet this evening, not in sorrow,
but in gladness of the heart.' The evac
uaiion of Petelurg and Richmond, and
the rurrendtr of the prircipal insurgent
army, 1'ives hopes of righteous and spee
dy p ace. whose joyous expression can
not be restrained. Iu the'rnid! s4 ihi,
however. He irom whom all blessings
flow must not be forgotten.
A call for a National Thanksgiving is
being prepared and will be duly promul
gaitd. Nor must those whose harder
part-gives us the cause of rejoicing be
overlooked. Their honors must not be
paralyzed but with the others. I myself
was near the front, and had the high
pleasure, of transmitting much of the good
hmvs to you ; t ut no part of the honor
tor '.he pUn or execution i mine. To
O-m-ral C:aut, hi? skillful fiicr aiid
btave men, ail belongs. The gallant na
vy stood "ready. 'but was not in rtach to
tak an active part.
Py thse rec nt succe-ses -the rp-in-augeration
of 'National authority re
construction, which has had a large share
of thought from the first, is pressed much
more clorely upon our attention. It is
fraught with great difficulty, unlike the
case of war between independent uations.
There is no authorized organ for us to
;reat with ; no one man has authority to
give up the rebellion for at y other man.
We must simply begin with, and mould
from the discordant and disorganized el
ements. Nor is it a small additional (
barrassment mode, manner, and measure
of reeonsi ruction.
As a general rule I abstain from rea
i ritr repoitsof attacks upon myself ; not
i.o btYrv ked by that to which I cannot
D'oj-erly flr aiV answer in spite of
hi prri'ftution.' however, it comes to my
knowledge that I am much cerisurtd for
some supposed agency in setting up and
seeking to susiain'the new government
of Louisiana.
In this I have done just so much and
no more than the public knows. In the
annual message of Dec, 1565 and the
accompanying proclamation, I presented
a plan of reconstruction as the phrase
go'-s, which I promised, if adopted by
any Slate, would be acceptable and sus
tained by the Executive.
. .1 distinctly .taudthat ihis was not the
only plan which might possibly be ac
ceptable, aid I alsu distinctly protcs-ed
ihat ihe Extcu'tvp la tin d no right to
say when' .or whether members should
be admitted to seats in Congress from
such States,
This plan was in advance submitted to
ihe Cabinet and proved by every mem
ber of it. One of them suagested that
I thou Id thenaiid iu that conjunction apply
the eiimi cipation to the -except parts
of Virginia and Louisiana that should
drop the suges'ion about apprentice
ship for freed people, and that I should
omit the proiest against my own power
in regard tu the admision of members of
Hut even he approved every part an
panel f the plnu' which has since b-en
cinphytd or touched by the ait;on ol
The uew Constitution of Louisianade
claring emancipation for t he-whole State,
practically applies the "proclamation to
the part previously exempted. It does
not adopt tLe apprenticeship for freed
people, and is silent as it could not be
otherwise about the admission of mem
bers t Congress, so that it is applied to
Evry member of the Cabinet fully
approved the plan. The message went to
Ccngress. I received many commenda
tion!" of the plan; written and verbal,and
not a single objection to it from any un
til after thft news was received nt Wash
ington that the people of Louisiana had
berjun a move in accordance with it.
I had corresponded yyitb different per
sons supposed to be inteiested in seek
ing the reconstruction of tbe State gov
ernment of Louisiana. When this mes
sage of 1563, with the plan before men
tioned, reached Nevv Orleans, General
Banks wrote me that he was confident
that the people, with the aid cf his mili
tary co-operation, .would construct stb
tantially on that pUn. I wrete him a ad
the is unknown.
Such has been my only agency in the
Louisiana movement. My promi? is
made, as I have previously stated; bu'
as bad promises are letter broken thn
kept. I shall treat this as a bad promise,
and break it whenevery I shall be con
vinced that keeping it is adverse to the
public interest ; but I have not yet b?eu
so convinced. I have been shewn letters
on this suljoct, supposed to be able cues,
in which tha writer expresses a regret my mind ha not seemed to be defi
nitely fixed on ihe question whether se
ceded Siates, socalitd, are in the Union
or out c f it.
It would have added astonishment to
his regret were he to learn thatN since I
have found professed Union men endeav
oring toanswer that question, I have
purposely .forborne any public expression
upon it. It appeaas to me that the ques
tion has not been, and is nbt yet, a prac
tically national one. and the discussion
of it, while it remains practically un
natibnal, could have no effect, other than
the mischieveiy une of dividing our
As yet, whatever may become the
question is a bad base of dispute and
jrood for no'hing at all. We all njrree
tLat the srereded States so tulied, are
out of their proper practical relation viih
the Union and that the sole object of the
Government, civil or military, in regard
to those Slates is to again get them in
to their proper relation.
I believe that it is not only possible,
but in fact easier to da this without de
claring, or even considering whether
'these Statesliave ever been out of Un
ion, or whether finding themselves safe
ly at home, it would be utiterly immate
rial whether they had been abroad or
Let's jmn in doing acts nccessaTy to
restore the proper practical relation be
tween thest Stales aud the Union to
each other forever ; after innocently in
dulging his own opinion whether, in do
in? acis.he brought the States from with
out into the Union, or only gave thern
proper assistance, they never having
been out of it.
The amount of Consistency, so to speak
on which the Louisiana government
rests, would be more satisfactory to nil,
if it contained 50 000 or 60,000. or even
2CT.CC0, instead of 1:1.000. as it does.
It is also satisfactory to seme that the
elec tive franchise is not given to the col
ored man.
1 would myself prefer it were now
conferred on every intelligent and on
i hose who serve our cause as soldiers,
still the question i not whether the
Louisiana Government as it stands is
qui'e all thit is desirable, the question
I- will it be wise to take "it as it is, it
self to improve it or Hfject and disperse.
Can Louisiana be brought into her
proper practical relation with the Union
by-sustaining or discarding the new Gov- j
ernrnent ? lSme 12,000 votes in the I
heretofore slave State of Louisiana haw
sworn aliegience to the Union, assumed
to be the rightful political power of the
State, held elections, orgamzt d a State
Constitution, giving the bent fit to the
public .schools equally to the black and
white, and empowering the Legislature
to confer the elective franchise upon the
colored man.
The Legislature has already voted to
ratify the Constitutional auK-ndineit re
cently passed by Congress, ab.-lijhing
sh.vt.iy thri ughout the Union, perpetua
tt'd freedom in the State, committed to
the very things, and nearly all the things
the nation wants, and they ask the na
tion's recognition and assistance to make
this committal. .. -
We have rejected and spurned them:
we do cur utmost to disorganize and disperse-them
; we, in fact say to ths white !
man, "You are w.rthle9s and worse ;
we will never help you, nor b helped by ;
you.'? To the blacks we .'ay,. "This!
cup af liberty, which these your old
masters held to your lips, we w U dash
from you, and leave ycu to the "ihances
of gathering tbe spilled and sea :ered
contents in some vague and indffinita
when, where and how "
If this course of discouraging v d par
alyzing both the whitaand black has any
tendency to bring Louisiana to her prop,
er fractional relations with the Union..
I have to far been uualle to perceive it;
if, on :he contrary, we recognize ancT
sustain the new government of Louisi
ana, no converse of all this is made trne.
We courage th.3 hearts and serve th? ;
arm cf 12,000 to adhere lo their work,
and argae for it, and 'fight for it, and j
feed it and gcverq jt, and repair it ta 1
n.ipitu success.
. The colored man tco, ia eeeicg all
united for time, i inspired with vigi
lance and energy, and doing to the satn9
er.d gran; that he desires the elective
tranchise. .Will he not attain it; ner
by saving the already advanced step; to
ward it -than by ; movicg" backwards
over them? Concede, what tha new
government cf Lcuistar.a is enly to what
jt should be, as the egg to th fowl, and',
we shall sooner havethe fowlly hatchic
the-egg ly smaihirg it.' Laugh
ter . . ' :. .
Again, if we reject Louisiana, we al
so reject our vote in favor af the proposed
amendment to the National Constitution.
To meet this preposition, it has been
argued that r.o mere than three-fourths ,
of those States which have net attempted
secession are accessary to ratify aa
amendment. - - '
I do not commit' myself agfnst this
further then t3 say that euch inferenc
woald be questionable and sure to bs
persistently questioned which tbe.-ratU
hcation by three-fourths cf all the Statei
would be unquestionable. :---
I repeat ths question : Can Louisiana
be brought into her proper political re
lation with the Union by di-cardibg her
new State government? That ' which
has been said cf Louisiana will apply ta
the other State, and yet "so great pg
culiarities pertainto each State, r and
such important and sudden changes 'ia .
the same Stite, and withal so cow and
unprecedented to the whole ease, that no
exclusive and inflexible plan can safely
be prescribed as to the details of collate
erals. V
Each exclusive ar.d inflexible-' plan
wjuld surely become a new ; entangle
ment. Important principles may and
must be ir.flexible. I am con sidtrlcg,
and shall not fail to acf when; satisfied
that action will be proper. f - 1
The following account of tha attempt
ed asiass.icatron of Secretary : Seward,
is probably correct, and forms another
chapter to the horrible tragedy enacted
in Washington on ihe 14th- It is state
ment of Mr. Robinson, a soldier and
nurse, v?io was with Sec. Seward, when
the attack was made; . t
Accorciug to his narrative, FredJSew.
ard, Maj. Seward and Mr. Hansel! wera
all wounded on the stairway, as hereto
'fore mentioned. ' ,
As Rolins6n opened ihe door to bara
the cause cf the disturbance without, the
man struck at his breast. In his hand
he had a long knife, the blade was about
12 inches in length and one' inch ia
width. Robinson determined to oppaso
his prrgrt.?,;iai$f;d his arms ' ta pirry
the blow, th'? consequence . was that a
wonnd w.s inflicted in the center of hia
forehead cljae to the hair,, which .ha
wears turned lack, the knife glared,
nnd tbe clinched hand in which The man
held the di-ger came down upon Mr,
Robinson's face and felled hici ia tha
floor. , - -
Miss Seward at this, juncture', escaped
from the room j.nd run to the front win
dow, screaming murder. The assassin
leaped to the bed where Mr, Seward
lay, still apaarently in a helpl?sj condi
tion, and gave a tremendous blow at his
face. lie missed hi mark, however. and
almost fell across Mr. Seward's body.
By this time Mr. Robinson had recov
ered , jumped on the bed, and. caught
hold cf the assajsm'a arm. Whilst
was thus attempting to hold the assassin,
ihe latter struck Mr. Seward on the left
side of the face and then on the right
side. Then botii get on to th-ir feet,
Robinson still keeping firm hold of him.
The assassin reacned his left arm ever
Robinson's shoulder and endeavored to
force him to the fbor. Finding that h
roold not handle Robinson in that' pes;
tion he drepped j his pistol jvhich. hi4
been forced against Robintcn't face ia
thehand which was arour.d his neck,
caught hold of "Robinson's' right arta
with his left hand end struck behind
Mr. Robinson with Ihe knifeA-They
still continued to struggle for a fewno
ments, Mr. Rob;n.?aij forcirg totvardt
the door, which was open, with the in
tention cf throwing hinv over, ihe ban
nister. When they b.d wdv reached
the doer, Maj. Augustus. Se-.v'ard enter
ed lh.3 room. Robinson ctjicd hira'.ot
take ihe knife cut cf the r -:in' hand.
Mai. L'eward immediately clinched thd
ns?assin. The latter'then struck Mr.
Robmsoa in the stomach, L nocking him
down, broke away frc:n ?.Iaj. Seward
and pushed down -stairs. During 'the
"sctifile, when he cannot y. Mr. Rob
inson rec-iived a v.cui.d quite serious,
some two inches ia breadth, oa the up
per prt cf thb right shoulder, another a
little lower down on the same aide, and "
X flight one on the left shoulder.
While struggling with the r;an near tha
iedtide, he had seized the wrist cf hi
light bnnd, in which was the darger,
and did not release his hold until knock
ed down by the asiassin near ths d:or
and after.Maj. Stward had roj t "