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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Carlyle's laugh and other surprises, XXIV. a half-century of American literature (1857-1907) (search)
fore achieved. The same promise of a high standard is visible in women, among whom may be named not merely those of maturer standing, as Harriet Prescott Spofford, who is the leader, but her younger sisters, Mary Wilkins Freeman, Edith Wharton, and Josephine Preston Peabody. The drama also is advancing with rapid steps, and is likely to be still more successful in such hands as those of William Vaughn Moody, Ridgely Torrence, and Percy McKaye. The leader of English dramatic criticism, William Archer, found within the last year, as he tells us, no less than eight or nine notable American dramas in active representation on the stage, whereas eight years earlier there was but one. Similar signs of promise are showing themselves in the direction of literature, social science, and higher education generally, all of which have an honored representative, still in middle life, in Professor George E. Woodberry. Professor Newcomb has just boldly pointed out that we have intellectually grow
The Daily Dispatch: April 17, 1861., [Electronic resource], Appointments by the Secretary of the Navy at Gosport Navy-Yard. (search)
Appointments by the Secretary of the Navy at Gosport Navy-Yard. --James Henenstall master boat-builder, vice Wm. Archer, removed. Chas. G. Jordan master house joiner, vice Jas. Williams. Jas. H. Hardwick master caulker, vice Jos. Jones. Henry Fauth foreman blacksmith machinist, vice John Rouke. Johannes Watson master armorer, vice Richard Gregg. Wm. Pettit foreman boiler-maker. Jas. E. Etheridgs dock- master, vice Merritt Moore. James Jarvis inspector of timber. Jonathan U. Hall master block- maker, vice Wm. Gleason. Joseph H. Porter foreman gun carriage-maker, vice Grey. James Hays, foreman plumber, Dan't Collins, master mast-maker.
had it not been for the officer who took him in charge, the fellow would probably have been roughly handled by the crowd who were standing around. Late Saturday afternoon, a notorious negro fellow, belonging to Robert Lumpkin, named John, was arrested by officers Moore and Perrin, suspected of burglariously breaking into the house of George Lee, on the corner of Franklin and Sixth streets, on the night of the 7th instant, and stealing one barrel and a half of sugar, valued at three thousand dollars; two demijohns of whiskey, worth one thousand dollars; three demijohns of wine, valued at one thousand five hundred dollars; one demijohn of French brandy, valued at five hundred dollars, and various other articles of more or less value. John has been sought after for some time, but until Saturday he could not be found. Sarah, slave of William Archer, was arrested by officer Chalkley on the charge of stealing a bracelet, valued at five hundred dollars, from Mrs. Maggie Talbott.
witnesses, the matter was continued till this morning.--Catherine Sullivan and Mary O'Brien, charged with assaulting and beating Mary Conners, were required to give security for their good behavior. Conners, the complainant, was also held to security, it having been proven that she was equally guilty of disorderly conduct.--Harrison, slave of James Gunn, arrested with thirty pounds of soap in his possession, which he could give no account of, was committed for a hearing to-day.--Sarah, slave of William Archer, charged with stealing a bracelet, valued at $500, the property of Mrs. Maggie Talbott, was discharged in consequence of the disreputable character of the negro girl who gave the information to Mrs. Talbott against her. --Henry, slave of Maria Hubbard, charged with stealing five pairs of shoes, was ordered to be whipped, and afterwards to be committed to jail for going at large.--Several other cases of miner importance were called and continued, after which the court adjourned.