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THE JSTATXOKAX, TBXBTJKE: WASBTNGTON, D. C9 MAT 27, 1882.
By Bhn. D. IIousk,
As.Vt AdjL Gen., Dcp't of Ind.
Why sob the drums with a sound of sorrow,
That brings to your brows an air of gloom.
While wreaths- are strcwn of our country's colors
From the warp and weft, of Nature'? loom?
Blare, brazen ImirIcs, your airs of triumph;
lxit your wail'iiR sounds of grief w mute;
Roil, dinms, witli echo of distant thunder,
With breath of fire let the guns salute.
TIiouk'1 our flg is seen at half-mast drooping,
All grief to a ehttstened pride mutt yield,
That it went and cttnic through elouds of conflict,
No stnr eclipsed in its azure field.
0. foldicrs, who mi.s the touch of comrades
"Who Mood by you when the Nation hied.
Though your searching eyes, can tee no shadow
"Where once they Mood, Mill ihey are not dead.
Some souls wont out on the tide of enmnge,
The ebb and flow of the Nation's bipod.
Though they pa-ed beyond your call of hailing,
They were not lot in the crimson flood.
"What to you was gleam and glare of battle.
Lighting death & door tvilh its lurid lhunc.
To them was the glow of restful camp-fires.
Flashed forth through the wide swung gales of
You caught but the conflict's clash and clangor.
They heard the hcroe's assembly sound,
And won their i ay through the rush of squadrons
To the ranks of those by glory crowned.
Some heard in the night a whispered calling
From their cots of pain in the swampy fens;
Some wcHt as a ghostly rider's order
Unbarred the gates of their prison-pens.
They went to a camp of quiet tenting,
Where never the sound of cannon's din
Shall rem! the air with the roar of battle,
Where the storied brave arc mustered in.
And you, who saw at that mighty arming,
Their pride of bearing and martial ire,
"When the Nation's iron nerves were thrilling
With red-winged message of blood and fire,
O, well may you stand with heads uncovered
In the camp of tho-c who won release
For you and yours from the war's red horrors.
And give them garlands who gave you peace.
They caught their country's clarion calling,
And loudly their " Coming" answer rang,
"When the Nation's loyal heart was pulsing
In time with tocsiu's angiy clang.
They went in pride with their chosen chieftains,
The ground by their champing chargers spurned,
But beside each leader rode a phantom
The steps of whose steed no sound returned.
They marched away midst a bloom of banners ;
You saw them go through a mist of tears.
A veil prophetic of smoke of battle
That might not lift in the later years.
You saw the dark, fever fogs arising
In the ghostly light of summer moons,
The damp from the dew of death's distilling
By southern rivers and swamp lagoons.
Yet watched till the dying sound of drumming
Backward borne on the summer air,
Changed to the groans of the fever btricken,
Moaning for help in their dark despair.
Then you turned, O worthy wives and mothers,
And stilled your heart's tumultuous beat,
Till they throbbed to measured martial music,
That timed the tread ol your loved ones' feet.
O! mothers whose eyes were red with weeping,
Let their light of pride gleam forth as when
You faltered not at the call of country,
In its hour of need, but gave it men.
O! wives, whose hearts are sore with sadness,
Let grief be tempered with loyal pride,
They you gave to the need of the Nation,
Whom ou mourn as dead, have never died.
O ! lovers, who hear the phantom throbbing
Of drums in the night all sound above,
Thank Cod, that thoy who marched to its measure,
ere worthy of all your wealth of love.
O ! children, who look with wi-le-cycd wonder
Aa this camp with spring-time bloom is drest,
The yearswi!l show, how the blood of heroes, .o
Your lives with freedom has richly bldaV
How no drop to gods of kingly glory
They of all that red libation poured, .
F.ut pillod their hearts, that the God of Battles
.Might temper the blade of Freedom's sword.
1 hose arc not tombs, bnt the tents of heroes,
liore on this slope to the cloud-striped west
Where stars come out till our blood-bought ban
ner, Shows m the sky o'er their camp of rest.
As we to-day, so our children's children
Shall walk these aisles with reverent tread,
And over the tents of sleeping heroes
The fairest flowers of springtime spread.
Indianapolis, Hay 11.
NEW CHIEF CLERK OF THE
It will be gratifying to our thousands of soldier
readers and friends to learn of the appoint
ment of Colonel Amos Webster, late Register
of Wills of the District of Columbia, and during
the rebclliou an aid-do-camp on the staff of
General Grant, as chief clerk of tho Treasury
Department. This is one of the best appoint
ments made since President Arthur's assump
tion of the reins of government, and is an in
dication that he proposes to recognize the
claims of the men who served their country in
a time of peril.
Colonel Webster enlisted in the First Massa
chusetts infantry as a private soldier in 1861,
and was promoted for personal bravery at the
battle of Williamsburg, Va., May 5, 1802, at
the personal solicitation of "Fighting Joe
Hooker," who assigned the Colonel to his staff,
where lie served until promoted for gallantry
and brevettcd major, lieutenant-colonel, and
colonel.. The immortal Lincoln assigned him
to the staff of General Grant, and lie was per
sonally present at the surrender of the con
federate forces at Appomattox, Va., in April,
Colonel Webster was horn in Boston in 1837,
and was connected with the militia of Massa
chusetts for many years, having when a mere
lad served as "marker" of the Boston Cadets,
only leaving that organization to enter the
service of his country. It might be added as
part of his military record that the confidence
reposed in him by General Grant was such that
he was on various occasions intrusted with the
delivery of some of the most important dis
patches sent during tho war, discharging the
important duty with promptness and fidelity.
General Grant, appreciating his worth, ten
dered him and lie accepted the. rcsponsblc po
sition of Kcgister of Wills for the District of
Columbia, which he held for nearly thirteen
years with great credit to himself and to the
entire satisfaction of the citizens of the Dis
trict of Columbia. Colonel Webster lias been
since 1871 adjutant-general of the militia of
the District of Columbia, and the esprit dc corps
existing among our citizen-soldiery speaks
very highly for him as an organizer and com
mander. He has ever been ready to do all in
his power to advance the interests of " tho
boys," and our friends can rest assured that
whenever lie can properly servo them in his
new and responsible field of labor ho will do
to cheerfully and promptly. It always affords ns
great pleasure to be able to chronicle the success
of any and all members of the great army of
the Union who iought for the perpetuity of our
common country and the honor of tho dear
JUST THE PAPER WANTED.
From the jCiunuxidy (111.) Independent.
Wi have lcceived The National Tribune,
pubh.!.i: in Washington, D. C, in tho inter
est of is j'-.c-rs and sailors. It is the best paper
ol the S -I'd we have ever seen. Price, $1 per
3 en. A.i mutters relating to pensions, boun
ius, etc., tittd the Jaws regulating the same, are
ck-ariy explained. Reminiscences of army life,
rurnl topics, &c, congressional and general
news. Hi n word, it is just the paper that
every soldier needs.
A DUEL THAT DID NOT TAKE PLACE.
, Senator Williams and lion. J. C. 3. Black
burn are both Kcntuckians of the Blue Grass
species . IJctween them both they secured the
passage of a bill through Congress appropriat
ing $100,000 for the erection of a public build
ing at Frankfort. The Yeoman, a newspaper
edited by a friend of Blackburn's, tiavo him all
flic credit for securing the passage of the bill.
Whon Senator Williams saw the paper ho
wrote an indignant protest to his friend How
ard, wlio exhibited the letter, and the contents
coming to the knowledge of Blackburn he
wrote Williams, accusing him of misrepresen
tation. There was blood on the moon for a
while and a duel seemed to be inevitable, each
one claiming a sliaio in the honor of getting
the bill through.
Finally, an interference of mutual friends
spoiled a first-class sensation. The Louisville
Commercial alludes as follows to the probability
of a duel: What is all this dust about Wash
ington It is Hon. Jo. Blackburn kicking up
a Saharian Simoon. Is ho .Mad? No, ho is
not ?.iad, but lie is Pained because old Ceno
Gordo said the Hon. Jo. didn't have any more
to do with the Frankfort public buildings than
Tom Honrv had to do with the Ten Command
ments. When ho is Pained lie Spits as much
Blood and paws up as much Ground as if he
was on a short horse that Fell down. Will they
Fight a Duel? No, they will Not fight a Duel
this summer. Tiicro is too much baihccue
lemonade in sight. They will go off and Lay
two Big Eggs and Then 'they will Feel Better.
THE ORDER IN THE GRANITE STATE.
Special Correspondence National Tribune.
Lake Village, N. H., May 20. Department
Commander Martin A. Haynes has issued an
official order approving a circular issued by
Department Chaplain Daniel C. Rohcrts, in
which the latter says:
" The work of securing files of complete reports
of the location of all graves decorated by tho
Grand Army of the Republic is well begun.
Lot it be pushed to successful achievement.
Thorougness is more important than hasto.
Some sketches of cemetery plans have been
sent, which bear too many marks of hasto to
be valuable. Others arc excellent. It is recom
mended that Posts reck to enlist towns, or citi
zens of tho towns, in raising funds, if any be
necessary, towards securing such partial sur
veys and exact meas'ircmeius as may be neces
sary to tho proper location of graces. The
drafts used need not bo models of topographical
skill, but should be the best that can be secured.
Where full reports have previously been sent
no more is required than lists of new graves.
During the last two years the following Posts
have made reports of graves decorated, viz :
Nos. 2, G, 7, 10, 1G, 20, 30, 31, 36, 37, 33, 47, HO,
fil,5G, and .17. That is a good beginning, but
it is only a beginning, as we now number sixly
thrco Posts. Let us persevere until this record
is complete. And when our work is done, and
we arc departed, let us Icavo no soldior's grave
unmarked or unrecorded. There are many
difficulties, but they are not too great. This
record, Comrades, is our monument."
On the evening of April 13, tho Department
Commander, accompanied by the Assistant Ad
jutant and Assistant Quartermaster Generals,
assisted by Comrades from Pot 11, organized a
Post at West Windham, to bo known as Garfield
Post. No. G3.
NEW POST IN WISCONSIN.
Special Correspondence National Tribune.
Aurora ville, Wis., May 21. General E.
R. S. Canby Post, No. 2G, of Wisconsin, has
been mustered at AurorayUq by Comrades ,of
Post No. A, of Berlin. After the muster speak
ing, singing, and lunching made tho ovening
'enjoyable to all present. The charter members
number thirteen, and tho prospect for rapid
increase is good. The list of charter members
is as follows:
Commander, R. K. C. Grantham; S. V. C,
C. A. Davenport; J. V. C, John Jlollcnback;
Adj't, Joseph Mathews; O. 51., W. II. Wells;
Surg., Chester Clark; Chaplain, A. A. Daniels;
O. D., John S! Brown; O. G., Charles Fero;
Scrg't-Major, Sylvester Shumway; Q. M. S.,
W. H. Williams; M. II. Bow en, J. S. Dunham.
A SOLID SOLDIERS' PAPER.
From the St. Johns (Kansas) Advance.
Every soldier should subscribe for The Na
tional Tribune. It contains more good solid
matter of interest to the soldier than a dozen
other so-called soidicr papers, and besides, its
editor is vcally and truly a soldier himself. Try
it, one dollar a year.
TheTwenty-nSnth Massachusetts Regimental
Association, Genera! J. II. Barnes, president,
will hold its Annual Reunion at Pawtucket,
It. I., June 17, Bunker Hill Day. A reception
will be given at Music Hall at !) a. m., with ad
dress of welcome in behalf of the State of Rhode
Island by his Exccllcnry Alfred II. Bittlefield,
Governor of Rhode Island, singing of national
hymns by .r00 pupils of public schools, collation,
election of officers, ifcc, followed by a clam
bake and dinner at Silver Spiing at 3 p.m.;
after which an exhibition of the Rhode Island
Sigual Corps, under command of Captain W. D.
Mason. An excursion down Providenco River
will close the day's festivities. Tower Tost,
No, 17, will act as escort, and the prominent
military officers of the State will participate.
GRAND ARMY NOTES.
By an ciror of the tj'pos in our last issue tho
number of pensioners on the roll as from Mas
sachusetts, was stated to be '11,813. It should
have been 1-1,813.
Captain W. W. Lowdermilk, who has for
more than a year been one of the secretaries to
the Governor of Illinois, and also president of
the Illinois State Association of ex-Union
Prisoners of War, has recently been appointed
postmaster at Auburn.
On the coming anniversary of Memorial Day
there will he of course largo gatherings of the
Grand Army organization in the various De
paitmcnLs. The National Tribune will, in
its next issue, have full and interesting ac
counts of theso impressive ceremonies, and no
better time could be selected for subscribing to
the paper. Our readers will bo afforded an op
portunity on Decoration Day to direct the
attention of Comrades to The National
Tribune, and we trust thoy will do so. They
should not overlook the important fact that in
extending the circulation of this journal they
are furthering the just cause of those bravo
men and their dependent families in securing
their honest claims against the Government,
tho payment of which has so long been
Tho soldiers' monument at Auburn, Me., will
be dedicated on May 30, Memorial Day. Major
General O. O. Howard will deliver the oration.
The governor and his staff, and all the promi
nent members of the G. A. 11., will participate
in the ceremonies.
Col. Scythe Post lias been organized by De
partment Commander M. J. 01d3, assisted by
Col. E. P. Gould, at Elk Creek, Pa., with the
following officers : Thomas Osborn, Commander ;
W. W. Phillips, Senior Vice-Commander; Jno.
S. Salsbury, Junior Vico-Commandcr; A. It.
Ward. Chaplain; W. C. Batchelor, Surgeon; S.
C. Mills, Officer of the Day; Alfred Raymond,
Quartermaster; Geo. K. Baird, Officer of tho
Guard; James Culver, Adjutant; Peter Lick,
Quartermaster-Sergeant ; U. ,. Sherman, Sergeant-Major.
The second annual Reunion.of the Third New
York Cavalry Association will bo hold at
Bochcster June 13. Tho business session is
limited to one day. It is designed to make tho
meeting a memorable one.
Berry Post, of Bath, N. Y., II. H. Hitchcock,
Adjutant, is a newly organized Post, -but is
growing in membership repidly.
The Reunion of tho Sixteenth Regiment O. V.
I. will be held at Odcll's Lake, Holmes county,
Ohio, August 2d, 3d, and -lth, 1SS2. Judging
from present indications, this will be the largest
and best Reunion the regiment lias ever held.
For Tjik National Tninuxn.
THE FLASH AND THE BULLET.
Quick in tho darkness, like lightning it flashes,
D.i.zling and bright,
Then through the air the bullet speeds crashes,
And all's lot to sight.
Up from the musket, hid by the shadows,
Shadows of night.
Rises the curling smoke over the meadow,
Seeking the light.
Still stands the .sentinrl, anxiously waiting;
Then comes a cry :
1 My God! forgive him , I have done hating;
Oh! must I die?"
Up through the Heavens his spirit is rising,
Rising ou high
To that land where sorrow, trouble, and sighing
Never come nigh.
II. D. O'Himkn, 1st Minn. Kcg't.
On picket, Petersburg, Va., Aug. 13, 1S&1.
A QUEER FELLOW-TRAVELER.
Some years ago I had occasion to take a
long journey to the north n journey which
would involve my traveling all night. A
few days before I had received an invitation
from a friend of mine, who lived at a town
which I had to pass, to dine and stay the
night at his house, an invitation which I
gladly accepted, as it would prove a pleasant
break in the monotony of the journey. I
resolved, therefore, to so arrange matters as
to arrive at his house in time for dinner, and
proceed to my destination next morning.
"When the day arrived I wan very husy; so,
after a hurried lunch, I packed up a
few necessaries and rushed off to Euston,
where I arrived with just two minutes to
spare. I risked for my train, which the
guard pointed out, adding, "If you don't
hurry up, sir, you'll lose it." I took his ad
vice, and jumped into the nearest first-class
compartment, the door of which stood open,
and in which there was but one other occu
pant. I settled myself for my journey,
and for the first time had leisnro to
observe ruy fellow-traveler. Now I rather
pride myself on being a judge of physiog
nomy, and my first impressions of him were
the reverse of pleasant. He was evidently
a fidgety, nervous sort of man; he had rest
less gray eyes, without much expression in
them, while his hair and beard were of a
reddish line. lie was dressed in a long
ulster, which I thought quite unnecessary,
for though it was late in the year the weather
was by no means cold. There was on tho
seat beside him a small oaken box, strongly
bound with brass, and his eyes were con
stantly glancing from this box to mo in a
way that I did not at all like. I began to
have visions of Fenian plots, infernal ma
chines, and I do not know what A """ '
regarding me steadily for a few mil
II T 1 1 - J l J
is it possune, sir, mat you are n .iv t
of this carriage being reserved, i "
I looked around and, seeing no ii
of tho fact, replied that:
" I was not aware of such being i
"Then, sir," he replied, "I must b :
instantly to vacate it, and leaVe m
Considering that the train was then going
at the rate of about forty miles an hour, and
would not stop until it reached a small sta
tion half-way to ray destination, in about an
hour's time, I could not quite see how I was
to comply with his request or rather com
mand, and I frankly told him so, adding
that "I had as much right there as he had,
and did not intend moving."
He replied, with a most solemn air: "Then
your fate be on your own head."
This began to frighten me, for tho man's
manner convinced me that ho must be in
sane; and tho prospect of an hour's journey
shut up in a first-class railway carriage with
a madman was not calculated to raise my
spirits. However, I put a bold face on tho
matter, and affected to be engrossed with
in reality I was
watching his every movement. He suddenly
seized hold of the wooden box and held it on
his knees, then suddenly replaced it beside
him. In doing so I cat t a glimpse of tho
butt of a pistol sticking out of hi3 pocket.
Here was a pretty dilemma; shut up in a
railway carriage with a man Avho was decid
edly insane and armed with a revolver or
pistol, while I had nothing more defensive
than an umbrella and a roll of papers, which,
in consequence of their length, I was com
pelled to carry in my hand. Presently he
began again .
"Have you studied the marvelous powers
of electricity, may I ask ? "
I replied in the negative.
"I have," said he, "and have arrived at
such a pitch of perfection that, aided by the
contents of this box, I could blow this train
and everybody in it to infinitesimal atoms."
"But," I hazarded, " how about yourself?"
"I should calmly mount into the air, and
survey the scene without injury."
"How? "said I.
"That," he replied, "is my business; look
Pleasont this, for me! However, I made
some remark which seemed to satisfy him,
and he lapsed again into silence. I felt more
than ever convinced of his madness, think
ing he had probably escaped from some pri
vate asylum, for he was evidently a gentle
man; yet I could not understand what the
box could be which he guarded so jealously.
I felt very sorry for him, in spite of my dan
gerous situation. I then tried another tack,
and made several common-place remarks to
him, to all of which he answered in mono
syllables, suddenly bursting out with :
"Do you dare to address me, sir, without
having first disclosed to me who you are?
Your temerity surprises me! "
I thought it best to lnimor him, and handed
him my card, on which was inscribed : " J.
B. Smith, Quality Court."
"Ha, I guessed you were a Smith; you
look like one; a blacksmith, if I may judge
by the smut on your face."
Here he broke into a maniacal laugh.
When he had finished laughing, he said:
" Do ycu want to know who I am? "
I said 1 thought I might as well know his
name, if he did not mind.
" Well," said he, leaning forward and peer
ing into-my eyes, keeping one hand on the
box, "when you first jumped into the car
riage I was the Khan of Tartary, but the
wonders of electricity are such that I am
even now changing ; I may be anybody in a
few hours or even minutes."
I suppose I looked surprised, for he "went
"Ah, yon look surprised, but perhaps you
will hardly believe that my temper quite
depends on who I may happen to be. Not
long ago I was conversing with some friends,
and I suddenly changed into the King of
Siam, and before they could get out of my
way I bit three of their fingers off. You
should have seen them scatter. Ha, ha,
"Good gracious!" I exclaimed. "You
don't mean it!"
"O, yes, I do; but do not be alarmed; I
never am so dangerous unless I happen to
assume that character."
Then he sat quiet, and I was thankful for
a little peace. On looking at my watch I
found that we had yet another quarter of an
hour before the train would stop. How I
wished the time away, for I fully intended
to change my carriage at the next stopping
station. All at once, to my alarm, he said
quite unconcernedly :
"I feel it my solemn duty to inform you
that I am changing, and that in a few
minutes I shall be the King of Siam."
Instinctively I looked around for some
means of escape, at the same time grasping
my umbrella firm, resolved at least to sell
my fingers dearly. Never shall I forget the
feeling of thankfulness with which I heard
tho whistle of the train announcing our
approach to the next station. I collected
my things together near me, so as to be
prepared for a hasty exit, the more so as I
noticed the feelings of his Majesty of Siam
were being worked up to a pitch of excite
ment, and the way he showed his teeth
would have terrified a far less nervous man
than myself. As wo neared the station the
train slackened speed, and at last stopped.
Just as I jumped out the maniac made a
spring at me; but I fortunately avoided
him, and slammed tho door in his face. I
got into the next compartment, which was
empty; and, as the guard closed the door, I
called out, "Here, I say, guard, there is a
madman in " But the whistle drowned
the rest of my sentence, and the train moved
off before I had time to complete it. I sat
still in a horrible state of nervousness,
expecting I hardly know what.
At last the train stopped at the station for
which I was bound, and I jumped out. As
I passed the carriage I could see him sitting
there quietly; and I went into the station
master's room and told him shortly what
had happened, advising him to take some
means of securing him. He promised to
telegraph, but snid it was no business of his;
and with this assurance I had to be content.
I then went off to my friend's house, where
I arrived just in time for dinner. I suppose
the traces of my fright still remained ; for
no sooner did I enter the dining-room than
my host exclaimed, ""Why, what is the mat
ter, old man ? You've not met a ghost on
the road, have you ? "
I told him I had seen somebody a good
deal worso than a ghost; aud during dinner
my adventure, upon which they
. ratulated me oh my lucky escape.
c mer I went oil' early to bed, pleading
1 " ifcifl "id the next day's business as my
I awoke in the morning, I found
; jjjf 3)u fc ready for breakfast, and I joined
t once, as. my train left in an hour's
s I shook hands with him at the
he remarked that he should like to
the man being caught.
.. nsacted my business, and, as I had
time to spare, I turned into the first hotel I
came to, and walked up into the billiard
room, where I met Fred Charlton, an old
schoolfellow of mine, who was playing
billiards with three other fellows. He seemed
surprised to see me, and asked me how I got
there. I told him I had come down there
early that morning, aud I then proceeded to
give him a sketch of my adventurous jour
ney of the night before. Fred smiled, and
said, "Ah, yes, old man; I heard something
"You heard something?" I said. "From
whom ? "
"Well," he replied, "I'll tell you all about
it, for the benefit of the company. Old
Harris, tho diamond merchant, told me last
night that he had just come down from
Loudon. When he had taken his seat in
tho carriage at Euston all alone, just as the
train started, some fellow rushed at his
carriage, and jumped in. Harris said he
did not much like the looks of the fellow;
and, as he had about eight thousand pounds'
worth of diamonds with him in a small box,
ho began to feel uncomfortable. He said
the stranger was a strong, active man, and
that if it had come to a struggle for the dia
monds Harris would have had no chance
for he evidently felt sure tho fellow meant
robbery; so he determined to try and
frighten him out of tho carriage by pretend
ing madness, Avhich he says he did so effect
ually that the fellow, in sheer fright, bolted
at the first stoppage, and left him to finish
his journey hero' alone. But we did not
know that you were the hero, old man,"
said Fred, as the wholo four burst into such
a shout of laughter as I never heard before.
" You must stay and be introduced to him
afresh; he will be here to-night."
I did not stop to hear anything more. I
rushed down stairs thoroughly realizing that
I had been made a fool, caught the first train
home, and have not shown myself in that
neighborhood since. W. B. R.
LORD CAVENDISH IN THE ARMY OF
I met General Averill recently, says tho
New York correspondent of the Cincinnati
Enquirer, who told me a singular story about
Cavendish. "You may not bo aware," said
he, "that Cavendish was in the Army of tho
Potomac in 1SG2, and I entertained him for
a while. He came to this country with his
brother, Lord Hartiugton, now the Marquis
of Hartiugton, and with Sir John Rose. I
was on my way from Washington, where I
had been ill, to join McCIellan, just before
Antietam. On the way certain Euglismen,
seeing me with a general's insignia, intro
duced themselves as Lords Cavendish and
Hartingtou, and with them was Rose. I was
pretty ill, being barely convalescent, but
lying down, as I was most of the time, I
heard them talk, and divided lunch with
them. Cavoudish was a young fellow, pretty
well made, of a frank, bluff style. His elder
brother, Hartiugton, was something over
thirty years old. When we got out at Ber
lin, in Maryland, to find the army, these
young fellows still went along with us, and
wo came to a small house at the roadside,
standing rather on a hill, which had but one
bed in it, and was inhabited by a poor
woman. We concluded to stop there for tho
night, and these young lords lay down on
the floor with my staff, making no complaint,
and insisted on my taking the bed.
"The staff officers got to like them pietty
well, and used to say to this Cavendish who
was killed: 'Cavendish, giva mo some of
your tobacco.' They stayed around camp
for some time, and suddenly Hartiugton
disappeared and turned up in Lee's army,
The others did not go. I never inquired as
to whether General McCIellan permitted
Hartington to pass the lines, but have the
idea that ho just walked out of the picket
line and went over. Sir John Ro3e, when I
saw him afterwards in Canada, rather apolo
gized for Hartington's disappearance, which
was the first time I knew that he had gone
REPUBLICANISM IN KENTUCKY.
Col. R. M. Kelly, the accomplished editor
of the Louisville Commercial, in the course
of a speech delivered at Falmouth, Ky., on
the 1st of May, paid the following high
tribute to the Republican party and to the
On grounds of principle, the majority of
the people of Kentucky should be Republi
can. The Republican party holds all the
doctrines that gave strength to the Whig
party and all that gave the Democratic
party its original merit and vitality. It
has been unpopular in Kentucky by
reason of prejudice and passion. Its de
votion to Union and liberty, its great
est merit, has, because reason has not had
full sway, been an obstacle to its growth.
Every man who has to earn his living by
the sweat of his brow should respect the
Republican party if he cannot act with it.
It look the stigma off labor. As long as
manual labor was tho peculiar occupation
of slaves, freemen could not engage in it
without more or less losing caste where
slaves were. By destroying slavery the
Republican party restored labor to its true
dignity everywhere. It is based on the
great American doctrine that every man
is entitled to an equal start and a
fair chance, with no hereditary class
privilege or disability to helpor hinder.
Its history is one for all its adherents to be
proud of. Its first fight was for free speech ;
its first aot was to give free homes; its
crowning glory to make all our citizens free
men. It preserved the Constitution under
the greatest difficulties; it observed it under
the greatest temptations ; it amended it in the
most far-reaching and beneficial particulars.
It met the greatest administrative difficul
ties so as to command the admiration of
the world. In times of the greatest politi
cal and social disturbances it passed no laws
affecting liberty, except to extend it, and pro
posed to punish nothing as crimo but what
was recognized and denounced as crime by
all civilized countries in all ages. The real
gist of the complaints against it has been
that it did not carry on war in a peaceablo
manner. It has been the most honest party
that ever administered the Government. It
has met tho Jeffersonian lest. It has been
honest, capable and true to the Constitution.
In the long run, on all issues before the
country, the people will sustain it. It will
grow as it 'ought to grow and has grown m
favor in Kentucky. In off years like this
minor successes may galvanizo the Demo
cratic party with hope, and encourage it to
enter another Presidentiel campaign. But
if tho President who came into office under
such distressing circumstances, whose deli
cacy, dignity and discretion during the
mortal struggle of his murdered predecessor
silenced criticism and disarmed political
animosity, continues in the excellent course
marked out in his inaugural address aud
message, the Republican party, united,
zealous and enthusiastic will triumph, as
its principles and history entitle it to
Kentucky ought to bo Republican in
time to enjoy the victory.
WOULDN'T FIGHT A DUEL.
It was in the smoking car on the New
York Central. There was one chap who
was blustering a great deal and telling of
how many duels he had fought, and behind
him sat a small man reading a magazine.
" Sir ! " said the big man as he wheeled
around, "what would you do if challenged?"
"Refuse," was the quiet reply.
"Ah ! I thought as much. Refuse and
be branded a coward ! What if a gentleman
offered you the choice of a duel or a public
horsewhipping then what? "
"I'd take the whipping."
"Ah I thought so thought so from the
looks of you. Suppose, sir, you had foully
" I never slander."
" Then, sir, suppose I had coolly and de
liberately insulted you; what would you
. "I'd rise up this way, put down my book
this way, and reach over like this, and take
him by the nose as I take you, and give it a
three-quarter twist -just so !"
When the littlo man let go of the big
man's nose, the man with the white hat on
began to crouch down to get away from bul
lets, but there was no shooting. The big
man turned red then pale then looked the
little man over, and remarked:
"Certainly of course that's it exactly!"
And then conversation turned on the gen
eral prosperity of the country.
GEN. GORDON AS A STORY-TELLER.
"With all the General's gaiety and imagi
nation, he is, and always has been, sincerely
a pious man, and never went into an engage
ment that he did not ask Divine assistance
and favor. Once, however, ho almost lost
his gravity at prayers held on the ove of a
battle tho battle of the Wilderness. One
of the common soldiers was called npon to
pray and men could pray at such times
knowing that within the next hour or two
one or more of them must be lying in the
dust. On this occasion the soldier began:
"OLord! Thou knowqst we aro about to
engage in a terrible conflict, if you take a
proper view of the subject!" At this time
the hearers lost their gravity, and fought the
battle of the Wilderness with their internal
spirits giggling all the way through. At
another time, when Gordon was about to
lead an attack at Petersburg, he and General
Heath and some others went into a little
school-room on the lines to pray. Sol. Heath,
the general's brother and adjutant-general
who was always on the lookout for a drink
was standing a littlo way off, and Henry
Peyton, one of General Lee's staff, beckoned
him to come to tho house and join them.
Sol. did not understand their object, but
totally misconceiving it, held up his canteen
and shaking it, said : " No, I thank you ; I3
just got hold of some."
ORDER OUT THE TROOPS.
"Hon. George D. Wise having received a
letter from the late postmaster at Roekville,
Hanover county, to the effect that he re
signed in February and no successor had
yet been appointed, went to the Post-Oflice
Department to-day and inquired fully into
the matter. He informed Assistant Postmaster-General
Hatton with emphasis that,
while he was a Democratand did not intend
to ask favorsof the Department, he demanded
that a postmaster should be at once appointed
at the point indicated, so that the people
might have proper postal facilities. Those
who know the Representative from the
Richmond district need not be informed
that his tone was anything but that of a
suppliant, and that the Post-Office officials
saw that they had to deal with one who
was terribly in earnest." Washington corre
spondence Richmond Dispatch.
Order out the troops!
Suspend the writ of habeas corpus!
Declare martial law!
Really, the Dispatch correspondent makes
the Hon. George D. more terrible than an
army with banners! No doubt the Postmaster-General
and the whole Post-Office
Department, together with the President
and Cabinet, are all still quaking in their
shoes. It will be well for them, no doubt,
to see to it that Roekville, Hanover, is sup
plied with a postmaster and that quick,
We arc not told positively what -the Hon.
George D. may do in the event that the post
master demanded by him is not immediately
forthcoming; but this very vagueness and
iudefiniteness only makes the horror of
dread expectancy and apprehension the
We trust that Mr. Hatton will neglect
nothing to appease the awful -wrath of the
member from this district. It would bo
entirely too bad lor this administration to bo
destroyed through its neglect of Mr. George
D. Wise's slightest wish. Let him have the
Hanover postmaster, by all means, and as
quickly as possible, for we know not what
a day may bring forth! Richmond Whig.
Molasses Doughnuts. One cup of mo
lasses, one cup of sour milk, or buttermiBc,
two eggs, one spoonful melted butter, one
teaspoonful soda. Fry in hot lard.
Cheese Sandwiches. Take two-thirds
of good cheese, grated, and one-third of but
ter, add a little cream, pound all together
in a mortar, then spread it on slices of brown
bread, lay another slice over each, pres3
them gently together and cut them in
small square pieces.
Cracknels. Beat up eight egg3 with the
same number of spoonfuls of water, and a
grated nutmeg ; pour them on three quarts
of flour and add sufficient water to make the
flonrinto a thick paste; then mix it with
two pounds of butter, roll itinto cracknels,
and bake them on tin plates.
Sugar Cookies Without Eggs. Two
cups granulated sugar, two cups melted but
ter, one cup sour milk, small teaspoonful
soda, spice to taste ; knead, roll thin, bake
in a moderately hot oven. These cookies
will keep for weeks, -even in hot weather,
without moulding, unless the cellar closet is
very damp. ,
Fried Potatoes. Pare, wash, and slice
thin, raw potatoes, lay in ice-cold water an
hour or two, dry in a napkin ; have a pan of
hot lard, put in a few at a time, and fry a
light brown ; sprinkle with salt, turn with
a fork, take out with a wire spoon, and put
in a dish and set in the oven until all axs
cooked. To be eaten either hot or cold.
Irish Cabbage. Chop a fine medium
sized head of cabbage, and season with but
ter, pepper, and salt ; add water enough to
cook until very tender; when almost dry,
add a cup of thick, sweet cream, and sim
mer a fevr minutes longer. A good way is
to use half cream and half vinegar for those
who prefer cabbage with vinegar, or those
who have no cream can use milk thickened
with a little flour.
Rich Brown Bread. Four cupsof com
meal, two cups rye, graham, or other flour,
three cups sweet milk, two cups sour milk,
one cup molasses, one teaspoonful salt, two
heaped up teaspoonfuls of soda. Pour into
three-quart basin, and steam steadily for
two hours and a half, then place the loaf in
the oven about three-quarters of an hour,
and if the oven is not too hot you will have
a loaf of brown bread fit for a premium.
A Beef Pie. Cold roast beef, one onion,
one tomato, pepper and salt, one dozen boiled
potatoes ; cut the beef into thin slices and
put a layer on the bottom of your dish ;
shake in a little flour, pepper and salt, cut
up and add a tomato (if in season) or onion,
finely chopped, then another layer of beef
and seasoning until your dish is full; if you
have any gravy put it in; have ready a dozen
potatoes, boiled and mashed, with butter and
salt, spread over the pie an inch thick ; bake
twenty-five minutes or a little more.
Fruit Pudding. To make a plain fruit
pudding, take one cup of sugar, one-half
cup butter, and two eggs, and beat together;
then add a cup of sour milk and one tea
spoonful of soda, three cups of flour, and
one cup of chopped raisins ; spices to taste.
Put in a mold and steam two hours. Another
way which is very nice: Take one and a half
cups of flour, one cup of bread crumbs, one
cup of raisins, half a cup of currents, two
nutmegs, one cup of suet chopped fine, two
tablespoonfuls of sugar, four eggs, a wine
glass of sirup, and a little milk if necessary.
Mix very thoroughly ; tie it in a clean cloth
as tight as possible, and boil fast five or six
hours. Serve with sauce.
Milk Biscuit. Warm one quart of new
milk, and cut up into it a quarter of a pound
of butter; stir well together and let tt cool;
then add half a cup of yeast, a teaspoonful
of salt, and as much sifted flour as will make
a donga stiff enough to roll. Let it stand
in a warm place until quite light, then roll
out about an inch thick, and cut into small
round cakes. Place them on buttered tins,
and let them rise again ; stick each one with
a fork, and bake about twenty minutes in a
Delicate Buns. Make a sponge of one
pound of flour, two eggs, four small teacup
fuls of sweet milk, and two of fresh yeast
When it is quite light rub a pound of butter
into three pounds of sifted flour, adding one
pound of sifted sugar. Mix into a dough
with the sponge, and knead it until smooth
and tou'h. Let is stand in a warm place to
rise. When perfectly light form into small
round cakes, and place them on buttered
tins and let them rise again. Bake about
twenty minutes in a quick oven.