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James Parton, The life of Horace Greeley 7 1 Browse Search
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James Parton, The life of Horace Greeley, Chapter 19: the Tribune continues. (search)
Chapter 19: the Tribune continues. The special Express system night adventures of Enoch Ward gig Express ex press from Halifax Baulked by the snow-drifts party warfare then books published by Greeley and McElrath course of the Trib employed; but be that as it may, the dispatch is almost—if not quite—unparalleled in this country. Our express, (Mr. Enoch Ward,) with returns of the Connecticut Election, left New Haven Monday evening, in a light sulky, at twenty-five minutes bat nothing whatever could be seen, and it is not known whether the horse and the stranger received any material injury. Mr. Ward then took the harness from his horse, mounted him without a saddle, and came on to this city, a distance of seventeen mishould have been in this city. From New Haven it was brought hither in four hours and a half by our ever-trusty rider, Enoch Ward, who never lets the grass grow to the heels of his horses. He came in a little after 11 o'clock, but the rival express
on into contracts for arms, subsistence, &c., and the alleged frauds in connection therewith — The expense of those committees, it is estimated, will amount to some $15,000. The committee on political prisoners have visited the Capital Prison, and report that the prisoners are well cared for. The discharges are thinning them out considerably. The criminal court met at the usual hour, Judge Dunlop presiding. The court was engaged all the morning in selecting a jury in the case of Enoch Ward, charged with he murder of Lieut. Col. W. Vongerber, who, on the 14th of November last, was mortally wounded by a blow on the back of the head on Pennsylvania avenue, with a slung shot. The robberies here now are of more than daily occurrence. On Sunday morning, between three and four o'clock, the residence of Com. Joseph Smith, on 9th street, was entered and robbed of various articles, some being rifled from the pockets of the sleepers. Among the articles taken was a gold watch wit