course as Editor
of the New York Tribune, were the distinguishing features of his character as a journeyman.’
He remained in the office of Mr. Redfield
till late in December, when the circumstance occurred which gave him his first Lift in the world.
There is a tide, it is said, in the affairs of every man, once
in his life, which taken at the flood leads on to fortune.
's First Lift happened to take place in connection with an event of great, world-wide and lasting consequence; yet one which has never been narrated to the public.
It shall, therefore, have in this work a short chapter to itself.