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"Over went the sand, and the
solemn notes of the Dead March resounded through the car.
"'I thought you were a
gentleman,' said Fanny, rising up in a terrible rage from the bottom of the car,
where she had been sitting, and looking perfectly beautiful in her wrath ; 'I
thought you were a gentleman, but I find I was mistaken ; why a chimney-sweeper
would not treat a lady in such a way. Do you know that you are risking your own
life as well as mine by your madness ?'
" I explained that I adored her
so much that to die in her company would be perfect bliss, so that I begged she
would not consider my feelings at all. She dashed her beautiful hair from her
face, and standing perfectly erect, looking like the Goddess of Anger or
Boadicea—if you can fancy that personage in a balloon—she said:
" ' I command you to begin the
descent this instant!'
"The Dead March, whistled in a
manner essentially gay and lively, was the only response. After a few minutes'
silence, I took up another bag, and said:
" ' We are getting rather high ;
if you do not decide soon we shall have Mercury coming to tell us that we are
trespassing—will you promise me your hand?'
" She sat in sulky silence in the
bottom of the car. I threw over the sand. Then she tried another plan. Throwing
herself upon her knees, and bursting into tears, she said:
" ' Oh, forgive me for what I did
the other day ! It was very wrong, and I am very sorry. Take me home, and I will
be a sister to you.'
" ' Not a wife ?' said I.
" ' I can't ! I can't !' she
" Over went the fourth bag, and I
began to think she would beat me after all; for I did not like the idea of going
much higher. I would not give in just yet, however. I whistled for a few
moments, to give her time for reflection, and then said :
" ' Fanny, they say that
marriages are made in Heaven—if you do not take care, ours will be solemnized
" I took up the fifth bag.
" ' Come,' I said, 'my wife in
life, or my companion in death ! Which is it to be ?' and I patted the sand-bag
in a cheerful manner. She held her face in her hands, but did not answer. I
nursed the bag in my arms, as if it had been a baby.
" 'Come, Fanny, give me your
"I could hear her sobs. I'm the
most soft-hearted creature breathing, and would not pain any living thing, and,
I confess, she had beaten me. I forgave her the ducking ; I forgave her for
rejecting me. I was on the point of flinging the bag back into the car, and
saying : ' Dearest Fanny, forgive me for frightening you. Marry whomsoever you
will. Give your lovely hand to the lowest groom in your stables—endow with your
priceless beauty the Chief of the Panki-wanki Indians. Whatever happens, Jenkyns
is your slave —your dog—your footstool. His duty, henceforth, is to go
whithersoever you shall order—to do whatever you shall command.' I as just on
the point of saying this, I repeat, when Fanny suddenly looked up, and said,
with a queerish expression upon her face :
" ' You need not throw that last
bag over. I promise to give you my hand.'
" ' With all your heart ?' I
" ' With all my heart,' she
answered, with the same strange look.
" I tossed the bag into the
bottom of the car and opened the valve. The balloon descended.
" Gentlemen," said Jenkyns,
rising from his seat in the most solemn manner, and stretching out his hand, as
if he were going to take an oath; "gentlemen, will you believe it? When we had
reached the ground, and the balloon had been given over to its recovered
master—when I had helped Fanny tenderly to the earth, and turned toward her to
receive anew the promise of her affection and her hand—will you believe it ?—she
gave me a box on the ear that upset me against the car, and running to her
father, who at that moment came up, she related to him and the assembled company
what she called my disgraceful conduct in the balloon, and ended by informing me
that all of her hand that I was likely to get had been already bestowed upon my
ear, which she assured me had been given with all her heart.
" ' You villain !' said Sir
George, advancing toward me with a horse-whip in his hand. 'You villain ! I've a
good mind to break this over your back !'
" ' Sir George,' said I, 'villain
and Jenkyns must never be coupled in the same sentence ; and as for the breaking
of this whip, I'll relieve you of the trouble,' and, snatching it from his hand,
I broke it in two, and threw the pieces on the ground. 'And now I shall have the
honor of wishing you a good-morning. Miss P—, I forgive you.' And I retired.
" Now I ask you whether any
specimen of female treachery equal to that has ever come within your experience,
and whether any excuse can be made for such conduct ?"
THURLOW WEED, ESQ.
page 749 we publish a portrait of
THURLOW WEED, Esq.,
from a photograph by Brady—the first ever taken of him. Very few public men of
the day are so well known, or so justly entitled to esteem and honor, as Thurlow
Born. in 1797, at Catskill, New
York, he commenced life as a cabin-boy on board a North River sloop ; then
became " devil" and 'prentice in a printing-office; then, at sixteen, drummer in
the army during the war of 1812. His vocation, however, was the press, not the
army; and at the close of the war we find him printing and editing a paper in
Onondaga County, and afterward in Chenango. His journals do not seem to have
succeeded ; for at intervals he reappears as a printer, first in New York and
Albany. We may mention here
that, in 1817, he worked at the
same press with the senior member of the firm of Harper and Brothers, in the
employ of Jonathan Seymour, of this city. His first active connection with
politics is said to have been during the canvass which preceded the election of
John Quincy Adams; he became still more prominent in the anti-masonic war, in
1826-'27, and during part of this time conducted a journal in Rochester in the
interest of the anti-masons.
In the year 1830 the Albany
Evening Journal was established, and Mr. Weed became its editor. With a brief
interval three or four years since, Mr. Weed has ever since edited that
influential sheet, and its consequence and power have been mainly derived from
his personal influence and sagacity. It is not too much to say that ever since
1835, for a period of twenty-five years, Mr. Weed's strength in this State has
been greater than that of any other man. This power he has owed partly to his
intuitive knowledge of character and sagacity, and partly to the general public
conviction—which, however assailed, has never been shaken-that he is a pure man,
and has no other ruling motive than a desire to promote the good of the country.
He has invariably refused to share the spoils of political victory. For a short
term, a quarter of a century since, he was State printer, but refused a
reappointment: and in early youth he served three terms in the State
Legislature. With these exceptions he has never accepted office, though there
are few places in the gift of either the Government or the people which he might
not have held. It is not understood that he is rich, though he has had ample
opportunities of making money. He has left that, as well as the rewards of
office, to hungrier politicians, and has contented himself with the more
substantial prize of political power.
The services rendered by Mr. Weed
to the Government since the election of Mr. Lincoln have been great. His
industry in aiding the movement of troops and the purchase of supplies has been
untiring. He has really been " the State" in this part of the country, though he
has held no office and drawn no pay. It was he who, with the aid of detectives,
discovered the plot which was to have brought Mr. Lincoln's career to an abrupt
close in Baltimore in February last, and who frustrated the plot by the famous
night journey through Baltimore. What Mr. Weed did, in conjunction with General
Scott, during the terrible days of March and April last, will never be known
until the secret history of that eventful time comes to be written.
Mr. Weed left this port on
Saturday last for Europe. He states himself that he goes on private business;
the public, however, will be apt to suspect that his private business concerns
the public interest. If the suspicion be correct, we may feel assured that our
affairs will suffer no mischance in his hands. Few men in the country are such
true patriots as Thurlow Weed.
REBEL BATTERIES ON THE
page 742 we publish two pictures of the
REBEL BATTERIES ON THE POTOMAC,
from sketches from an occasional correspondent with the Potomac flotilla. One
represents the batteries at Evansport ; the sketch was taken from the mouth of
Chickamoxen Creek, directly opposite : the other is Budd's Ferry, on the
Maryland shore, directly opposite the batteries, where our troops now are. The
Herald correspondent thus speaks of the rebel batteries on the Potomac :
The batteries, as far as they are
known to exist, and without counting such as may remain masked, now begin at
Opossum's Nose, that line extending four miles, to Chapawmisie creek. Below this
there is a gap of eight miles to Aquia creek, where, as is well known, another
line of batteries begins, extending to Potomac creek, a distance of six and
three-quarter miles. From Potomac creek to Mathias Point is a distance of
fifteen miles in a straight line, or, following the curve of the shore,
seventeen miles. From the former place, nearly to the latter, is a chain of
earth-works, but no guns are believed to be mounted. These distances were
pricked off with the dividers on Phelps's chart this morning, and have not been
guessed at. With regard to the batteries, I repeat, I have seen them, and more
than once came near feeling them to some purpose. Taking the batteries as
extending from Opossum's Nose to Potomac creek, with a probable gap between, for
which I made allowance in previous communications, a line of batteries of nearly
twenty miles is clearly made out ; and this without taking into account the
works between Potomac creek and Mathias Point, or calculating on the strong
probability of masked batteries between Opossum's Nose and Freestone Point, in
the opposite direction.
OF THE TWENTY-SECOND ILLINOIS
REGIMENT. WE publish on
page 741, from a sketch by Mr. Bill Travis, a
portrait of the gallant COLONEL DOUGHERTY, who was taken prisoner at the
battle at Belmont,
Missouri, on 7th inst. Colonel Henry Dougherty was born in Wilmington, North
Carolina, Aug. 15, 1827. In 1833 his father emigrated to Carlyle, Clinton
County, Illinois, where, shortly after their arrival, both of his parents died ;
so, when only eight years of age, he was left an orphan, to provide for and
protect himself. He worked on a farm until sixteen years of age, when, having a
passion for adventure, he joined a Rocky Mountain Fur Company, and remained with
them one year. On his return to St. Louis he enlisted as a private in the First
United States Dragoons, Captain Bergain; went to Oregon, and joined Colonel
Kearney's command. In the spring of 1846 he went to New Mexico with the same
company, and served through the whole
Mexican war, at various times under
Generals Scott, Taylor, and Harney. He was in nine different battles—viz.,
Kenyardo, Lambotha, Taos, Brasito (on the Rio Grande), Sacramento, Buena Vista,
and at the taking of the City of Mexico.
A little incident which occurred
at the battle of Taos will illustrate his character. He was severely wounded in
the leg from a rifle-ball, fell from his horse, and tried to get to the hospital
tent, about four hundred yards off, but he became faint
and blind. Surgeon Simpson came
to his support and carried him to the hospital, dressed his wound, and laid him
upon a cot. At this time another of his company was brought in wounded, and
while the doctor was looking after him, Colonel D. (then a private), reviving
somewhat, slipped out at the rear end of the tent, mounted his horse, and
galloped to the hottest of the battle. Smarting from his wound, he fought like a
madman till the fight was over. When he returned to the hospital, entirely
exhausted, he received a severe reprimand from the doctor, who knew nothing of
his absence. When asked why he did so, he only replied, " The fight was not over
yet, and I thought it my duty to go and do my part." It was three weeks before
he left his cot again. At this time he was only nineteen years of age.
At the close of the war he sailed
from Vera Cruz for
New Orleans, and was wrecked at
Brazos Santiago. He then returned again to New
Mexico, and joined Colonel Sumner's command against the Navajo and
Indians. On receiving his discharge he returned to Carlyle, in 1852. In 1855 he
married, and since then has resided on his farm at Carlyle. At the call of
President Lincoln he raised a company, but
failed to get accepted. He then joined Captain Johnson's company as a private,
was elected to a command, and at the election of regimental officers was
unanimously elected Colonel.
Colonel Dougherty stands full six
feet high, is finely proportioned, an agreeable companion, perfectly unassuming,
strictly temperate and religious, being a member of the Methodist Episcopal
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