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JOHN BROWN, THE HOT-HEADED DEMAGOGUE,
JOHN BROWN, THE FAR-SIGHTED PATRIOT.
ASTOR, LENOX AN
Editors from '82.
Editors from '83. ELIZABETU M. HOWE. MARY B. KING, C. LENA BostWICK, SUSAN F. SWIFT. MARY R. SANFORD.
Business Editor : ABBIE M. NICKERSON.
JOHN BROWN, THE HOT-HEADED DEMAGOGUE.
John Brown! Brave? Yes. Intrepid ? Yes. Determined ? Doggedly. But the far-sighted patriot? No. The hot-headed demagogue, the ringleader of a rabble, an agitator!
The quiet of a Sunday evening in the fall broods over the pretty little village of Harper's Ferry, lying in its nest among the mountains of the beautiful Shenandoah region. The sounds which daily issue from the workshops of the National Armory are stilled; the church-goers have returned to their homes; the workmen have ceased their Sunday recreations; the village sleeps. A solitary watchman slowly paces to and fro over the Potomac bridge, all unconscious of the stealthy