hide Matching Documents

The documents where this entity occurs most often are shown below. Click on a document to open it.

Document Max. Freq Min. Freq
View all matching documents...

Your search returned 16 results in 13 document sections:

1 2
guns, shot, shells and the like, became enormous.--Contracts on a large scale were made in all parts of the country, and among others with Major Clarks. When the guns came to be tested, the "burst up" was almost universal. But one lot stood the ordeal, and that was furnished by Major Clarke from Old Bellona," through she was not "Old Bellona" then. For several years the experiments were repeated, and the Bellona guns were the only guns that could not be bursted. At last one of the firm of Kemble, the famous New York contractors, having lost large sums by failures in the gun-casting experiment, bethought him to visit Major Clarke, and endeavor to ascertain the secret of his success. Had the Major been so disposed, he could have kept his secret, and coined money by the million. But he was the most candid and liberal of mankind. He kept his visitor with him as long as he would stay — he never liked to part with a guest who was tolerably agreeable — and told him everything, showing h
last week Hon. Chas. H. Clark (son of the present Governor of Texas) said he was with Gen. Houston in his last moments and he died with the "good old flag" about him It has not before been stated that he was dead. At St. Stephens, New Brunswick, the Herald. the only paper published in that province that favored the Federal cause, was mobbed on the 28th and the type thrown into the river. The funeral of ex-President Van Buren was largely attended. Gov. Morgan, of New York; Hon. Governor Kemble, and others were mourners at Kinderhook on the occasion. Gen. Sherman, at Memphis, has ordered that no more gold shall be paid for cotton, and venders refusing current funds shall forfeit half their cotton. Thomas Comer, a well-known actor and musician, died on Monday evening at the Broomfield House, Boston, aged 72 years. The Rev. Messrs. Ford, Baldwin, and Elliott, of Nashville, were sent to the Indiana penitentiary on the 29th. A man, for "advocating Jeff. Davis
Death of Sheridan Knowles. --Sheridan Knowles, the dramatist, has just died in England, at the age of seventy-eight years. He was born in Cork, when Kemble and Siddons were in the first day of their triumphs at Drury Lane. At the age of twenty-four he made the acquaintance of Edmund Kean, for whom he wrote his first play, a melodrama, called "Leo, the Gipsey." In 1815 his tragedy of "Calus Gracehus" was produced at Belfast, and afterwards he wrote "William Tell" for Macready. His "Blind Beggar of Bethnal Green," produced in 1828, was a failure despite such an attractive Bass as Ellen Tree, and despite, too, the elaborate pains bestowed on the play by the disappointed author. He found ample future compensation for that and one or two other less complete failures in "Love," "The Hunchback," "The Love Chase," and "The Wife." The London Athenaeum, in a notice of the death of Knowles, thus describes his later years: If in some respects he was treated here as prophets are
1 2