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Page) touching the efficiency of the Government, and its ability to
protect well-conducted citizens against the atrocious violence of what are now
appropriately designated as the "dangerous classes." Every loyal citizen felt
that the majesty of the Government was at stake; and the general sentiment among
good Union men was that the draft should be effected at once—peaceably, if
possible; forcibly, if necessary.
Well, one morning, when nearly
five weeks had elapsed since the first attempt at carrying out the conscription
in the city, the order arrived for immediately proceeding with the draft as
first contemplated. There was a slight gleaming of bayonets visible through the
wording of the official documents; and, as if to crown the odious tyranny
inflicted upon the "dangerous classes,"
General Dix comes out with an Address to
the People, in which, after hoping and trusting, and being quite confident that
the conscription would go on peaceably, he winds up by saying that it would have
to go on at any rate!
Nothing could be more striking
than the contrast between the city as it raved upon the four black days of July
and as it smiled during the 19th day of August and the subsequent days of the
resumed draft. Men who were gorillas when the black days were upon us, appeared,
by comparison, to have become converted into very affable gentlemen. If you
walked the highways and by-ways of the city on the morning of Wednesday, the
19th of August, it was at no peril of life or limb, as it most certainly would
have been on Wednesday, the 15th of July. The gorilla appeared to have gone out
of town. The swift and even-handed justice that has lately presided over affairs
in the Recorder's Court had certainly some little influence in bringing about
this reform. So had the suggestive howitzer.
The house No. 185 Sixth Avenue, a
portion of which is occupied officially by the Provost Marshal of the Sixth
District, has now a historical interest attaching to it as the premises upon
which was settled the great test question of August, 1863, viz.: whether the
land was to be ruled by the Government or by the mob of New York.
Inside the railing that
intersects the Provost Marshal's room several officers were employed in making
preparations for the draft. The "wheel," which is simply a hollow box of wood
with an axle through it, mounted on a perpendicular frame, and about three feet
in diameter, was hoisted upon a table, and great anxiety was now evinced by the
spectators for the commencement of the proceedings. While the officers were
charging the wheel with the 7000 scrolls containing the enrolled names, many
mirthful exhortations were addressed to them by certain funny men, who appeared
to have been specially detailed from some hall of Ethiopian minstrelsy to keep
the crowd outside the railing in good humor.
Presently the two officials so
eagerly looked for made their appearance and took their station upon the table.
One of them a tall, big-boned, blind man, whose well-accredited blindness was
secured in its proper place by a rather superfluous red handkerchief bound
tightly over his eyes. His duty was to stand on the left of the wheel, and grope
out therefrom the successive scrolls as it slowly revolved. He now became a
target for the funny men in the crowd.
"I'm watching you," cried one. "I
saw you trying to peep from under the handkercher that time; that's not fair!" a
sally at which the blind man laughed as heartily as any body else.
"Now then, blind man!" shouted
another, "what makes you so slow with that 'ere draft?"
"He doesn't see it!" rejoined a
voice from the other end of the room.
The hilarity of the outsiders was
now checked by the stern voice of the Provost Marshal. The necessary documents
were read. "Hats off in front!" was the word, and, amidst a breathless silence,
the creaking wheel made its first revolution, and the name of the conscript was
And thus the draft in New York
became an accomplished fact. Not a finger was raised in defiance of the
authorities. There was no "revolution" save that of the dull, hollow wheel,
which continues to go steadily its rounds while these lines are being written.
Mob law has found more than its match in New York.
SLOWLY out of a summer grave
A pure white lily grew,
Its root was red in the heart of
Its cup held tears of dew.
Blanched as white as a first
It sprang by a mossy stone,
An angel's smile turned into a
And it blossomed there alone.
It was prisoned round with iron
Cankering red with rust;
And it rose like a blessing upon
That covered poor human dust.
It sprang from a maiden's broken
'Twas the purest thing on earth;
Yet its fibrous roots were deep
in a grave,
And Death had given it birth.
It fed on sunshine and on
It drank the warm bright air;
There was never a flower at
Grew yet more pure or fair.
White and pure as a virgin's
Soft as an angel's wing,
It rose to hear the birds above
Of heaven in raptures sing.
The flower was as white as the
And graciously it grew;
And its offering of dewy tears
On the grave below it threw.
I could not think but it was a
Of happiness and rest,
For it seemed to whisper to us
"Your Alice is with the blest."
HUMORS OF THE DAY.
THE following letter from "MISS
DRAKE" is a rich specimen of the fine-ladyism of the kitchen, and is printed
verbatim et literatim:
20 July, 1863.
"SIR—Miss Drake as ford you the a
mount of her Bill and is very sory that she is not able to duth it before but
she as been hill evre sent she as been up in New York as not been able to go to
her sutuhane that she was go in to but I ham gut much better now I ham very sory
that I have give you so much Trubble it was not my intensh to rong you of a pen
harfter be so kind to me and I thorght it was no use right letter with out send
you the money I have send you a greenback to day if you will be so kind to
reseat my hill and send it to me
"from your Humbler survant
"Sir will you be kind enoft to
reseat my bill the same day as I ham order to go down by the seeside and I ham
gone on Therday sen it to me."
ASTONISHING DISCOVERY.—It is
reported to us, on the very best authority, that a lady of great wealth
invariably finds her servants in tea and sugar. In the present dearth of good
servants, we are glad to be able to tell our readers where to look for them.
THE TRUTH SEEN THROUGH A
PORT-HOLE.—When a ship goes into port, she usually steadies; but when port gets
into a man, he usually reels.
A TRIVIAL ACCIDENT.
A turnstile stood in Fanny's way;
She tried to pass it through:
A lot of boys, hard by at play,
Had Fanny in their view.
Her skirts she sought in vain to
Those narrow bounds between;
When lo! the hoops escaped her
Of steel-ribbed Crinoline!
The little wretches raised a
A loud and joyous noise;
They leapt aloft, and danced
And laughed—those horrid boys!
Police, that should have been
Stood smiling on the scene,
While those rude boys "Ho ho!"
"Out pops the Crinoline!"
ANSWERS TO CORRESPONDENTS.
Lushy.—Praising a person while
proposing his health is, of course, a buttered toast; but Welsh rabbits are not
generally shot, though very often peppered.
Veritas.—Of course, if you will
persist in telling the naked truth, how can you expect any thing but a bare
Hubby.—May I throw my wife out of
a second-floor window on to the area spikes? Certainly; but it does not look
well, and appearances should be consulted.
Teaser says his sister is much
annoyed with him because, having tied her to a lamp-post, he shaved her head and
eyebrows, and painted her a bright blue. Well, well, T. must try again; he meant
well, and little kindnesses of that sort strengthen friendship.
Smellie.—You ask us for the best
kind of scent? Being sent to the bank with a check for $100, and receiving
orders to keep it yourself.
Mercator.—The chief exports from
Athens are perfumery and lies. Among the former are the celebrated "Iles of
The following pithy story is told
of Hallam and Rogers:
"How do you do, Hallam?" said the
"Do what?" said the other.
"Why, how do you find yourself?"
"I never lose myself."
"Well, how have you been?"
"Pshaw! How do you feel?"
"Feel me and see."
"It's not a good morning."
Rogers could say no more.
ALARMING ACCIDENT.—A commercial
gentleman, while traveling from New York to Boston, opened the carriage-window,
and immediately fell out with another gentleman who was sitting opposite. We are
informed that both leave wives and large families to lament them—whenever they
are absent on business.
Metropolitan Pawnbrokers are about to organize a corps. They are to be armed
CONVIVIAL MOTTO FOR THE COMPANY
OF SPECTACLE-MAKERS.—"Glasses Round."
"Massa," said Sembo, "one of your
oxen is dead; t'oder too. 'Fraid to tell you of boff at once for fear you
couldn't bore it."
YACHTING.—"Is it more expensive
to keep one's self on board ship than on land?" asks a would-be Nautical
Correspondent. Our answer will put the matter in a nautilus' shell. If you want
to be economical, stop on shore; for it is is matter of great difficulty even to
keep your legs for a moment at sea.
A QUERY FROM A QUART-ERMASTER.—Why
is a publican twice as good as any other man? Because he double X-cells any
REAL BOON TO NERVOUS
SUFFERERS.—Itinerant organists going out of town.
A PLEA FOR PRUSSIAN POLICY.—The
best apology that can be made for the King of Prussia's conduct touching the
Polish question is, that he must be puzzled how to act, because his position in
respect to it is peculiarly Posen.
BY A FARMER OF THE OLD SCHOOL.
Them little games to Tiptree Hall
is no use, really, is 'em?
You can't expect as we shall grow
our crops by Mechinism.
MOTTO FOR EXCURSIONISTS.—A short
train and a merry one.
NO SOONER ASKED THAN TOLD.—What
type ought the Act abolishing the Metropolitan Turnpikes to have been published
Why is a noose like a box with
nothing in it?—Because it's hemp-tie.
CLASSICAL.—It is a fact not
mentioned in Lempriere, that in ancient times "plowing the ocean" produced
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Why is a short negro like a white
Because he not a tall black.
Ye sages profound, for enigmas
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But never am seen in the night?
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