ed town of twenty-seven thousand inhabitants, and the county was proportionally populous and productive.
William of Orange had reached the British throne.
returning from France had landed in Ireland, and was making an effort to recover his lost inheritance.
The Irish Catholics were still loyal to him, and hastened to rally round his banner.
But Ulster was Protestant and Presbyterian; the city of Londonderry was Ulster's stronghold, and it was the chief impediment in the way of James' proposed descent upon Scotland.
With what resolution and daring the people of Londonderry, during the ever-memorable siege of that city, fought and endured for Protestantism and freedom, the world well knows.
For seven months they held out against a besieging army, so numerous that its slain numbered nine thousand.
The besieged lost three thousand men. To such extremities were they reduced, that among the market quotations of the times, we find items like these:—a quarter of a dog, five
ng the whole time of the agitation of that subject.
It welcomed Father Matthew this year—fought Bishop Hughes—discussed slavery—be— wailed the fall of Rome—denounced Louis Napoleon—had Consul Walsh, the American apologist of despotism, recalled from Paris—helped Mrs. Peabody finish Bowen of the North American Review —explained to workmen the advantages of association in labor— assisted Watson G. Haynes in his crusade against flogging in the navy—went dead against the divorce theories of Henry James and others—and did whatsoever else seemed good in its own eyes.
Among other things, it did this: Horace Greeley being accused by the Evening Post of a corrupt compliancy with the slave interest, the Tribune began its reply with these words:
You lie, villain wilfully, wickedly, basely lie!
This observation called forth much remark at the time.
Thrice the editor of the Tribune visited the Great West this year, and he received many private assurances, though, I belie