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Charles Congdon, Tribune Essays: Leading Articles Contributing to the New York Tribune from 1857 to 1863. (ed. Horace Greeley) 2 0 Browse Search
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Charles Congdon, Tribune Essays: Leading Articles Contributing to the New York Tribune from 1857 to 1863. (ed. Horace Greeley), A Bacchanal of Beaufort. (search)
murder, we should have half the commissioned officers of the Confederacy dead speedily. But this is digression. We must return to the cup-captured citizen of Beaufort. We are apprehensive that Mr. Barnum has been a little rash in offering a reward of $1,000 for the catching and caging and delivery at his Broadway establishment of this last man at Beaufort. If the Great Showman was not in earnest, he should have remembered how easily this curiosity may be caught, and how soon a bold Gordon Cumming may make prize of such a lion in his liquor. It will be a pretty piece of business if some fair morning a van should arrive at the Museum door with the trenchant tippler of Beaufort inside! What would Barnum do? His constructive genius may extemporize tanks for whales or a sufficient tub for the hippopotamus; but is he prepared to maintain a creature who will require puncheons upon puncheons of the choicest brands of the best Bourbon? The enterprise might prove ruinous. The clever m