I met them a year ago in Washington." "Dios! to think of it!" she exclaimed. "But what are they doing here?" he asked. "Ah! that is just what I would like to know myself," replied Señora. "Caramba! but they are grand ladies! They say," she went on, "that they are traveling for pleasure, but what pleasure can such delicate, refined ladies possibly find in the desert, I should like to know?

In 1818 these walls were climbed to the top by James H. Piper, a student of Washington College, Virginia. Mr. Piper, the hero of the occasion, commenced climbing on the opposite side of the creek from the one by which the pathway ascends the ravine.

These rights once surrendered, and I solemnly warn you, my friend, that your children and mine may live to see in Washington a centralized power that will dare to say what you shall eat, what you shall drink, and what you shall wear!" Blair laughed incredulously. "Surely it's a far cry to that, Colonel " "I'm not so sure, Mr. Blair. And the cry from Virginia rings through my heart.

The United States marshal of the District has the direction of the civic procession, assisted by the mayors of the cities of the District and the clerk of the Supreme Court of the United States. By order: ROGER JONES, Adjutant-General United States Army. WASHINGTON, April 4, A.D. 1841.

The engineer now wound it up, and ascertaining by the height of the sun that it must be about nine o'clock in the morning, he put his watch at that hour. "No, my dear Spilett, wait. You have kept the Richmond time, have you not?" "Yes, Cyrus." "Consequently, your watch is set by the meridian of that town, which is almost that of Washington?" "Undoubtedly." "Very well, keep it thus.

The Marquis complained of "much slowness, and much carelessness in the country; but the dispositions of the people," he said, "were good, and they required only to be awakened." This, he thought, would be best effected by the presence of General Washington, an event for which he expressed the most anxious solicitude.

Yet he was not thus honored and promoted on account of remarkable military abilities, although, had he continued in active service, he would probably have distinguished himself as a general, for he had courage, energy, and decision; but he was selected by Washington on account of his marvellous intellectual powers.

Washington years ago what he regarded as the most important result of his work, and he replied: "I do not know which to put first, the effect of Tuskegee's work on the Negro, or the effect on the attitude of the white man to the Negro." The race divergence under the system of miseducation was fast getting wider.

I don't like interfering with your affairs, Roger with any young man's affairs but you must know that you have set Washington talking, and it's not fair to a girl by George it isn't! when she has given you encouragement and you have made her conspicuous, to begin the same story, in the same place, immediately, with someone else! As you say, I ought to have taken myself off long ago."

You owe it to yourself, you owe it to me, you owe it to your country, you owe it to the memory of the dead. I have talked of this matter to your late secretary, but he has not seen this letter. Your secretary was to have delivered this personally, but has changed his course on hearing that Jackson is on his way to Washington.