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THE KATIOML TRIBUNE: WA$IGTON. D. CL THURSDAY, MAY 7, 1896.
4 here when someone puFlris head in and
r Prepare to strike for liberty ! "
9fii1 )aj a stout stick, procured in some
'! wfiV that I forget, and I hurried out and
Tail. ." j ,i
&nc jomed the
.-vf 7 MASS OF riilSOXERS
1 vtio were in the rising. AVc rushed for
, "': t'jie large gates, but (hey. were closed.
i rJ?he few rebel guards inside the prison
-were killed, with, I have since been (old,
the exception of one, whose life was
"""Eavcd by a prisoner.
"We that is, the insurgent prisoners
numbering, perhaps, 1,000, and nearly
nil unarmed, were at this time in the
open space between the small gale and
. the dead-house, waiting for the next
move on the part of our leaders. Sud-
RnATrrroR toe Sigkai
denly the cannon thundered at the cor
ners'of the stockade, mowing down our
men, and the Confederate regiment,
which had been double-quicked back
from the station, hastened up on the
guard platform around the stockade,
and opened fire on us.
"Down! down!" cried our leaders;
meaning that we should bend to let the
storm of bullets pass over. I did as
-the rest did, but not a word was heard
in appeal to the rebels for mercy. "NVe
were silent and desperate.
Tho bullets did much havoc, the firing
continuing for about 20 minutes after
all demonstrations had ceased. Then
GATES, TVEEE' THEOWX OrKT,
and the rebels marched in in force and
-arrested the ringleaders, crying at the
Eaine time, " To your quarters ! "
like the rest, I went to my quarters,
but soon came out to see what was
going on. Our dead and wounded and
-vouuded meant dead numbering from
100 to 200, were laid in a row along
the stockade. Then the dead-wagons
drove up, and the dead, and in one in
stance certainly a wounded man, were
.placed in them, and the wagons drove
to the trenches, the blood running from
them in streams.
The wounded man was altovrcd to die,
or, or least, apparently die, before being
thrown in witV the rest. I have this
last-mentioned fact from a respectable
resident of Salisbury, who when a boy fol
lowed the wagons to the burying place.
0 the prisoners who took a promiuent
part in the rising, two were tortured by
being hung up outside the small gate by
the thumbs or hands at high tension.
The ringleaders were
HEaroVED IN IKONS
to "Richmond, and. there was some talk
of their execution, but they were ulti
mately exchanged. The wounded, I be
lieve, all died. I may add that during
the rising nearly all the men in the lent
to which I had been originally assigned
PlKIKO INTO THE STOCKADE.
Tfcre killed by the discharge of the can
non at their corner of the stockade.
It appears that they had not been
aroused promptly, and were getting or
had just gotten on their feet, when the
deadly hail swept among them. Of
course, I had no thought of this possi
bility when, weeks before, I left the tent
on account of its crowded condition.
And thus ended the Salisbury Prison
insurrection of Kov. 25, 1864.
B ATT A LIONS OF AME RICA.
A. Psitrfotlc Order of Veterans ami Their
The BattalionB of America, a new patriotic
Order, has been incorporated under the laws of
the State of Kansas. TIieKittioual otticersnrc:
Geuoial-m-Cbiuf. P. E. Frayer, Nets City, Kan.;
XiioiH.-Ueu., L. 1$. Wolfe, Nan chrtl aula, Knn.;
Maj.-Gcn., II. . Klliiij:. Knnnala, Kan ; Adj't
Geu.. SUm G. bheaffer, Nefis City. Khii.; Q, JL
Gon.. A. W. Miller, Iliverbidc, Khii.; Connnis
6nryGcneru!, W. S. Fcilowe, Nes City, Knn.;
Chief ilustorinR Ollicer. Jt J,. Walton, Ness
City, Kan.; lludtcal Director, 1J. Holmes, River
eidc, Kan. National Headquarters arc at Ness
Thuaio) of this Order is So bring into closer
onion, ihjsc who ought in tiio war of tho rebel
lion, lo instill into the minds of tho rising
goueration a spirit or patriotism, and to keep
Jrcsh in tlie tuuniory of posterity tho deeds of
valor perfonncd in maintaining this country
undivided and preserving its Hag unsullied. It
nko purposes keeping a historical record of
JKtcwboxs at .Xatioual Headquarters.
Those eligible tamouiucnsiup are eoldicrs and
Bailors, their wivo?, sons, and daughters, sons-lu-Iuiv
and dnu;hter&-iu-iawaud their descend
ants, always U be based cpuu an honorable dis
charge from, the sorvico m tho army or navy
duriug tiio war of the rebellion, and free from
any taint, j disloyalty. Tho- price of a charter
Tlio KeicJistag by a vote of 200 to 39 has
SO opted a motion-to prohibit options on grain
Bd gt-afn products on the Gcrmun cschaugos.
Children Cry for
fml s lip
It was irnmcdi.ilely after my return from
India in the Spring of lust vear that I met
and renewed acquaintance jwilli Clement
Holford. I bad been in Madras lor 10 ycais,
and during that time had heard no news of
Clement, whom 1 had known previous lomy
depart me from England as a student at St
Bartholomew'. Now I found him a full
fledged practitioner, comfortably settled in
a fashionable quarter of the "West End, mar
ried to a very pretty wife, and evidently
prosperous in all his concerns. We had
been very friendly iu our student days, and
I was not sony to revive the old friendship.
A day or two after our first mectiug Clemeut
dined with me at my club. A "week later
found me dining at Ills house in Harley
stieet. It was on the latter occasion that
he told me the remarkable story which I
am about to set down.
We were together in Holibrd's study when
he told me the story. It was late, and wo
were smokiujonr cigars previous to my re
tiring, jirs. Holford had already left us,
and Clement irtid I were exchanging and
comparing nolc3 of our various adventures
during the previous 10 years. While wo
talked I was noting the contents of my
fiiendls sanctum, in which were displayed
various odds ami cuds of medical aud seieu
One object attracted my special attention.
It "was a square cabinet or small cnpboaid,
faced with gluss.aud containing three shelves.
On the-top and tniddlobhclves were arranged
a number of books of more or les3 out-of-the-way
appearance, some in French, some
in Italian, some in Spanish, hut all dealing
with one subject toxicology. On the bot
tom fhelf slood a square glass case, evidently
hermetically sealed, and in it Jay a single
object a while kid glove. The cabinet was
securely locked, and its general appearance
teemed to suirgest that its doors were never
opened aud had remained shut Jorsome con
siderable length of time.
''Is there some history attached to this
cupboard, Holford?" 1 inquired, tapping the
ghus doors lightly with my finger ''And
if not, what is the meaning of the white kid
glove reposing in the glass case? Is it some
love-token, and if it is, why does it lie iu
company with a collection of works on
poison ? "
Holford shook his head and looked grave.
"There is a history attached to the thiutr,"
said he, "and a very gruesome history it is.
There must he something of the fantastic
in my nature, or I should never keep that
cabinet ily wife has begged me to burn it,
books, glove and all iti contents, -in aiiy a
time." -- '
44 And why don't yon?"
" I don't know unless it is that I am not
free from the feeling which makes thousands
visit the chambsr of horrors at the waxwork
"Ah, then, I take it that these things have
some connection with some crime or dreadful
" You are riuhl they have."
"I should like to hear the story, now thai
you have aroncd my curiosity. Is it too
long to tell within half an hour? "
" It is not a very long story," he answered.
" But it is a very uncanny oue. However,
3'ou iball have ii. Light another cigar and
draw up lo the fire, and I vrill endeavor to
recollect all the details of tho history con
nected with the contents of tho cupboard."
This is the story be proceeded to tell me :
"It is now nine years ago since I set up
in practice. My first venture was made in
another part of London Highbury and it
was in partnership with Ferdinand Montero,
who was introduced to me by old Prof. Wil
liams, of St. PcrpMua's Hospital. Montero
was half-English, half-Mexican, a fine, high
spirited fellow of my own age; brilliant,
clever, and full of all the subtlety and re
source which resulted in the mixture of
Euglish and Mexican blood. He and I got
on excellently from the firet; our aims and
ambitions were similar, and we were both full
of enthusiasm for our profession. We bought
an old-established practice in the neighbor
hood of Highbury and did well. Onr patients
were of a solid, highly respectable claBs
city people, who never allowed their accounts
to lie on the table unpaid. So farasbufahie.-s
was concerned we bad no cause for complaint
Kor for the first year of our partnership
had we any reason to be diFsati.sfied with our
relations as co-partners. We lived together,
and carried our friendship to a degree of
brotherhood. There was never a difference
between us even on minor points. I grew
to be veiy fotid of Ferdinand Montero. He
was always full of good spirits, aud was the
most briMiaut conversationalist I ever knew.
Wherever he went he was a favorite, aud
at that lime we went out a good deal into
tociety. Montero was a handsome man
tall, dark, even to swnrthincss, with the
flashing eyes of his Mexican father aud the
grace of movement that had come down to
him from the Spanish strain in his blood.
He had many accomplishments, and would
have made his loituuo as a musician if he
had not been a doctor. I felt myself very
much in the shade whenever 1 went any
where -with him, for his brilliant conversa
tion, handsome features, aud musical voice
monopolized the attention of everybody.
"Fond as he was of life and amutemenf,
Montero waB a hard-working student, and
read whenever he could snatch au hour or
two from night or day. He had one pet
subject toxicology and got together a
small collection of rare works dealing with
it. He pa:d what I thought to be outrageous
amounts for some of these old books, but one
or two of them were almost unique aud in
dispensable to him in the work he had in
hand, which was a treatise dealing with the
history of the secret poisoners. He labored
hard aud constantly at this, and accumu
lated vast stores of learning iu relation to it.
He did not expect to publish his book for
many years, but he often spoke of the fame
it must eventually bring him, for it was to
be (he book on the subject. Gradually I got
to abate his enthusixim, but I never helped
him in his studies, for I was at that time
engaged heart aud soul in my own treatise
on the treatment of fever patients, and had
no time to spare for toxicology. In fact, I
came to regard Moutero's work as of a rather
fanciful nature, though I took care never to
say so to him,
"About 12 months after the beginning of
our partnership we were called npon to pre
scribe for old Gen. llexwortby, a retired
Indian opicer who lived iu Highbury New
Park, and it was during our visits to the
General that we made the acquaintance of
his only daughter, Lilian. I need not say
anything of her in the way of description,
becauee I had the pleasure of introducing
her to yon this evening as 1113' wife. It was
a case of love at first sight with me, and
before many weeks had passed, I had ar
rived at the conclusion that life- was not
worth living unless Lilian Itexworthy shared
it with me. By that time the General had
recovered his health, but -we constantly
dropped in at his bouse for a chat or a game
of chess with him, aud also met him and his
daughter at the houses of mutual friends.
"Lilian and I got on well together from
the first.. There seemed to be a sort of kin
dred feeling between us, and after a time I
had no doubt that my love was returned.
For all that, I do not think that anyone had
au idea of how matters stood with us. Cer
tainly, Montero had no r.otiou that I was in
love with Lilian Iiexworthy, for I had never
breathed a word to him of my hopes. Nor
had I noticed that ho himself paid Lilian
any special attention, though ho called at
the Kexworthys' house perhaps oftcner than
J, and was very fond of seeking Lilian's ad
vice on questions relating to mtiBic.
''There is no need to go into the history
of my courtship, and I shall, therefore, only
tell you that within six months of my first
meeting with Lilian Kcxworthy I had pro-
"Is Tjieiis Some IIistouv Attached to
posed to her and been accepted. Filled with
I joy, I lost no time in obtaining her father's
sanction, and the tame night which saw me
accepted by Lilian also saw me solemnly
received as future son-in-law by the General.
1 went home considerably elated Gen. Iiex
worthy had been kindness itself, and tho
remembrance of my sweetheart' bright eyes
and the anticipation of all the joy to come
made me feel in very high spirits. I ran up
to the room which Montero and myself used
as a study. My partner was there, burning
the midnight oil, and, is usual, deep in bis
ancient books. He looked up as I cntere'df
"'Congratulate me, Ferdinand !"'! 'cried,
' I am going to be married.'
"'Married?' s.id he. 'I did not even
know you were engaged. Aud who is the
"I cannot describe the change which
came over him as I uttered the words. He
started trom his chair aud leaned over tho
desk, ghuingat me. For au instant nil the
refinement stemed to die away out of his
face, and I saw iiefore me nothing but the
features of a savage, dark, passionate, with
awful feelings blazing from the glitlerfng
1 started back.
"'Great Heaven!' I cried; 'are yon ill,
"He sank back in his chair and passed
his hand across his forehead, as if awaking
from a dream. When he looked up again
his face had resumed its usual appcarauce,
but the color was gone from if, and his lips
looked strangely drawn and pale.
'" No,' he said, hoarsely. 'No: I am all
right again. And you are going to marry
Miss litfx worthy ? '
"Something in his voice made me observe
him morecloasly. Then it suddenly flashed
upon me he loved her hiniielf. I went up
aud laid my haiiu on his shoulder.
"'Ferdinand I said, ' I see how it is. I
am very sorry ; but she has accepted me.
You mui-t fight it down, my boy.'
"He shook off my hand with an impatient
"'She couldn't marry both of us,' he said.
'I congratulate you.'
" With that he turned to his hooks again,
and presently I left the room. As I opened
the door I looked at him aud saw that the
same awful expression had come into his face
again. I went downstairs feeling sttungcly
uncomfortable. It was uot pleasant to think
that Ferdinand Montero was in love with
my future wife.
"Time went on. From that night my
partner made no further reference to his
feelings with regard to Miss Itexworthy.
"tie did Ins work, pursued his studies, went
into society as usual, and gae no hign. But
at times I saw him filled with thoughts
which obviously did nou refer to the work he
had in hand, for there was a far-olF look in
his eyes which betokened other ideas. And
very often when we were reading or writing
at midnight in onr work-room I looked up
to find him gazing into vacancy with that
savage look on his leatures which had alarm
ed me so much when I broke the tiows of
my engagement to him. At these times I
seriously began to consider the advisability
of bringing our partnership to an end.
Ferdinand was a model business associate,
and we had always been on the very best of
terms, but it seemed to me that it would be
impossible for us to remain on our former
footing after my marriage. 1 could plainly
see that his love for Lilian liexwonhy was
stronger than ever, aud I knew his passion
ate nature well enough to feel euro that
nothing would make him cense to cherish
some secret thoughts of her. I determined,
however, to wait awhile before coming to
any definite decision on the point.
"We were to be married soon after the
Christmas following our betrothal, aud the
time soon passed and brought us to within
a week of the wedding day. For some little
time Ferdinand had seemed struiigly-ubscut-minded,
aud on several occasions I had
entered the work-room to find him talking
to himself in a low voice. I thought he was
ill, and pressed liim to go away for a change
of air and scene. Totell'lhc truth, I thought
it would be well if he was away at the time
of the marriage. He, however, would not
hear of leaving heme, and reminded me that
I myself should presently be away on my
houeymoou, and that his presence could
not be dispensed with. I wan forced to
acquiesce, but I felt very anxious about him.
More than once I found him glaring at me
with a vindictive expression in his dark
eyes, and I began to fear that he harbored
some idea of revenge. I was half-minded
to speak to him on Ihesnbject, but eventu
ally abandoned the idea. 1 found it im
possible to harbor auy doubt of him ; we
had been such close friends, aud almost
brotherly in our relations.
"Ou Christmas Eve Ferdinand and I were
invited to a dance:at the house of a lady who
was a great friend of the liexworthys. It
was not often that we could get to n social
function together, and once thero we were
always liable to interruption in the shape of
au urgent message from boino patient or
other.. This event, however, was specially
given in honor of my approaching marriage,
and both Ferdinand and myself felt it in
cumbent upon us to attend. When the time
came I was glad to see him in readiness to
co to Mrs. Leelham'8 house, for he had been
I ill and evidently out of sorts all day, and
needed something to distract his tliougnts.
As wo drove away together I attempted to
draw him into conversation.
"'FerdinandI said, 'you don't seem well.
I wish you would go away for a week or two.
You need chniige of scene.'
"I am quite well,' he replied. 'It is im
possible, as you know, for me to bo away at
present. Your marriage will taka place
within the week.J
"After time he would say no more, and we
remained silent uutil we reached Mrs.
Leetham's house. As we entered I noticed
that Ferdinand's face was drawn and pale,
and that lid looked strangely agitated. I
nuain declared my conviction that he was
ill, nnd he again denied the imputation.
" ' I am well,' said he. ' Come, let us enter
tho ball-room. You hnvo not put on your
gloves. Be quick we are very late as it is.'
" He was already butlouing his own gloves
as he spoke. I drew mino from the pocket
nf nit- Arnaa.r-nnl nnil linirnn niltfitlf tbfim
on. I noticed that my partner watched mc
keenly as 1 did so, and that ho drew n long
breath as I fastened the lastbutton.
" 'There; now for the ball-room,' said he,
and turned along the hall tothodoorof the
brilliantly-lighted apartment, whero dancing
had already begun. The musicians wore
playing a dreamy waltz as wo entered, aud
under the music ran a ripplo of pleasant
laughter and light-hearted conversation. I
looked around the room iu search of Lilian ;
sho was opposite the door talking to our
hostess. They both saw us and came over
to where wo stood. As they drew near I
suddinlysawa terrified expression steal intc
their eyes, and tho next moment Mrs. Lee
tham screamed :
" l)r, Holfoid ! look at Dr. Montero ! '
"I turned on Ferdinand like a flash.
Never, as long as I live, shall I forget his
face. He stood near the door, his body fixed
in an awful rigidity, hia face working con
vulsively, his eyes positively horrible in their
attempt to convey some message which his
tougui) refused to utter. I rushed to his
side, but before I or any of the bestanders
could reach him he fell to the ground, and
lay there apparently lifeless. I was kneel
ing by him ou the instant, and another medi
cal man came hurrying up in response to a
call for help. Tho music stopped, the light
chatter and merry laughter died away, and
people looked ou awe-struck while we mado
a hasty examination.
"He was dead. I felt snro of it from the
moment I saw him fall, and the merest
glance at him showed us the worst. And ho
was not only dead, but. cold and rigid. Hi
seemed as if light and life had gone out of
him at one fell stroke.
"There was, of course, an end to all merry
making for that night, and presently the
house was deserted save by those who re
mained to attend to poor Moulero. Two or
three hours later we removed the body to
my house, and at midnight I found mysslf
gazing on the cold f.ice of my dead partner
nnd wondering vhat had caused his death.
Tor neither I nor the other medical man who
had eeen him die could accurately say what
killed him. ' It. was not heart disease, nor
apoplexy, nor a, seizure of lheordibary kind.
It was some 'mode and form of sudden death
.withivuicli we were unfamiliar.
"I went i'nto' our work-room and began
to think the mittler over. The sight of
Moutero's works on toxicology lying loosely
nrrauged ou his desk suggested a thought of
sinister aspect io me. Had he poisoned
himself? I weijfl across the room and began
to turn the books over. Some of them I
knew, others' were quite unfamiliar lo me.
As I handled them, wondering if they con
tained any ccw to tho .sad fato of my poor
friend, a slip' of pa;jcr, written all over in a,
faded'ink, feil from one and fluttered to tho
floor. I piilked' it up and read it. It ran
as follows: 'Oj?o of the. most celebrated
poisoners of 'llalf was accustomed lo poison
his victims by nibbing the inside of their
gloves or gannf fets, with a preparation which
foaked 'into the flesh and produced death
within a low minutes.'
"I let the paper fall from my hand, over
whelmed by a terrible conviction that Fer
dinand had chosen this ingenious mode of
terminating lus life. I hastily left the work
room nnd returned to the chamber where
his dead body lay. I lifted his right hand
nnd examiued it. It was cold and still, and
I could at first see no mark on it Present
ly, however, I noticed that there was a
slight discoloratiou about the palm, and that
"He Started kiio.v His Ciiaik."
a faint odor of some drug seemed to linger
there. I went back lo t lie work-room, feel
ing that there was some mystery. In the
corridtr I met our housekeeper, who evi
dently wished to speak to me.
"'What shall 1 do with Dr. Montcro'a
clothes, sir?' sho inquired. 'Shall 1 put
them away, or will they he wanted at the
"Oh, put them away,' said I. 'But
stay, did you see Dr. Montero's gloves?
Did they come home? '
" ' I am not sure, sir,' sho answered. ' But
I'll look and see.'
'"Do, please and bring them to me if
you find them.'
" I went to the work-room. In a few mo
ments the housekeeper entered, bearing a
dress-coat, on tho folded top of which lay a
pair of white kid glove?.
"'If you please, sir,' said she, 'I think
either you or poor j)r. Montero made a mis
take in dressing to-night.'
"' Indeed; how so?'
" ' Because, sir, he was wearing your dres3-
Is the timo wheiryou should take a Spring
Medicine to' prirify your blood, give you
good appetite, 'sound sleep, steady nerves
and perfect "dgcst'.on. That scrofulous
taint, that bkin trouble, that tired feeling
are all curekl by Hood's Sarsaparilla. The
best medicine forvou to
In the Spring is-the best blood purifier, and
thousands of wonderful cures of blood
diseases prove Hood's Sarsaparilla to be
absolutely williout an equal for purifying
and enriching the blood, and building up
a debilitated Byslem. Remember
Is the Ono True Wndcl tfui lllor. AU drURRists. 31.
Um11a ntllo ouro iinuaon, indignation,
rlOOd'S PUIS bliroudticsa. SSceuis.
fivAVi SP "v" .fa-, tn 1 .
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coat; and, if I am not mistaken, you are
"I started up nnd almost tore the coat
from my shoulders. I had had no timo to
change it since coming home. Tho woman
was right there had been a mistake. I
was wearing Montero's coat, and the one
they had taken from him was mine.
"'I brushed your coats this evening, sir,'
said the housekeeper, ' nnd laid them out in
the dressing-room,' (Montcrd and I shared
ono dressing-room between us, our bedrooms
flauking it on either side,) 'and, I suppose,
as yon nro so much of a build, that yon took
Dr. Montero's coat and he took yours.'
"'Did you put auy gloves out, Mrs.
Jones?' I asked.
"'I put a pair of white kid gloves into
the pocket of each coat, sir,' said Mrs. Jones,
'as I always do.'
"'Thank you that will do,' said I, and
took tho coat aud gloves from her. When
sho had gone I inspected the right-hand
glove. There was nothing in itsappcaranoe
to surprise mc, bnt there hung about it the
same peculiar odor which I had uoticed
about Montero's hand.
"I took the glove and all Montero's books
on poison and locked them carefully up.
The mystery of my late partner's death was
Bolved for "ie."
Here Dr. Holford brought hia story to an
end. He was silent for a moment or two;
then he looked up and spoke again:
"I daresay you have drawn your own con
clusions' from the story," said ho, "but it
won't do any harm if I tell you what mine
were. I am certain beyond doubt that
Ferdinand Montero had impregnated my
glovo with a deadly poison of which modern
toxicologists do not know the secret, and
that if it had not been for an accidental
oversight, which led me to put on my part
ner's dress-coat instead of my own, I should
have been a dead man instend of him."
Strand Magazine, by permission of tho Inter
national Macs Co.
McCLELLAN AND LINCOLN.
Tho General Kept tiio I'realrtont Waiting
in tho AiUo-Kooin.
Gen. Sickles rarely sits down to a table
with old soldiers without contributing some
valuable historical reminiscence. At this
sumo banquet he told this story :
"It was, I should think, very early in the
Winter of 18G1-'C2 that, having some busi
ness with Gen. McClcllan, I walked up one
forenoou to his Headquarters in Admiral
Semmes's house, opposite the Arlington.
Tho man ou duty said the General was en
gaged and asked mo to wait. I took a seat;
and shortly the Secretary of War came in
and inquired for the General. An officer
camo out of the next room, said the General
was busy just then, and asked the Secretary
of War to take a scat and wait. Mr. Cam
eron sat dowu and we fell iuto convers.itioii.
In a few minutes Mr. Lincoln came in and
inquired for Gcu. McClelian. The officer
repeated what he had said to us, that the
Geueral was very busy, and Mr. Lincoln
would have to wait. The President sat
down with us and add: 'All right, I'll wait.'
"The Secretary of War remarked that the
President ought in some way to have access
to one of his Generals. Lincoln threw one
lee over the other, as if prepared for a long
siege, and said : ' Oh, no. It's all right. My
time is of no special value, and the General
is engaged in attenting to our business. I
can wait as well as not.' And befell into
his famous story-telling, showing not the
slightest impatience at the necessity of cool
ing his heels in the aute-room of a man who
was a civilian less than a year before, and
whom ho himself had appointed to office.
"'The incident illustrated,' added Gen.
Sickles, ' two things first, that Mr. Lincoln
was one of tho mo3t unpretentious of men,
and, second, that at that ttme everybody,
including McCIellan himself, expected Mc
Clellau to put down tho rebellion.' "
JOHN WILKES BOOTH.
An Eyo-WitnoHS Tcstlflcn as to tlie Disposi
tion of the KoinaiiH.
Scalon JTitnroe in Korth American Review,
So many stories were shortly after this
time published concerning the final disposi
tion of Booth's remains, that I must state,
in conclusion, what I saw and kuow about
it. Some accounts treated the subject as a.
mystery the Government was determined to
maintain, while others insisted that the
body was carried down the river and hay by
night, and thence out to sea, where it was
sunk forever out of the sight and knowledge
of men. Nine years afterward I met iu
Europe an Englishman, who declared and
offered to wager that Booth was then alive
and iu India. He "knew all about it," of
course; but he eventually decided not to
loso the considerable number of pounds
sterling he had offered to risk when I en
gaged to produce an authenticated extract
of the proceedings of the Commission.
The facts, w'lth which I was well ac
quainted, are these: After the adjournment
of the Commission, the remains were, in
my Bight, sewn up iu a uavy blanket and
passed over the side of the vessel into n
small boat, manned by two persons, one of
whom was rowing, and who had been de
tailed by Col. Baker, with instructions
which they kept to themselves. The boat
proceedtd down the Anacostin nnd disap
peared around the point in the direction of
tho United States Arsenal, now the Artillery
Bartacks. In these grounds was the old
penitentiary, within the walls of which the
conspirators were subsequently confined,
tried, aud four of them executed. The offi
cers on duty at the Arsenal were well-known
to mc, two of them being my relatives'. A
short time subsequently one of these told
me of the receipt by him of the body, and
its interment in a cellar under the peniten
tiary building on the day I saw the last of
Several year3 afterward, as is now well
known, the Gofcrnnient turned it over to
the family, and it is now resting iu their
cemctery-plot in Baltimore.
Vi'iiukomin.ss la a Disease.
Will nciul frcu IJootc of I'nrlictilnrM, How to
Curo "Drunkenness or tho Liquor Habit" with or
without tho knowledge of tho patient. Address
Dr. J. Vf, Hniiica, U7 Kuco St., Cincinnati, Ohio.
LA.DIEP OF THE G.A.R.
Massnclmsclts CorrcBpomllnjr Secretary
Vrltf of the Objects or tho Order.
Eimtou National Tribune: As Corre
sponding Secretary of tho Department of
Massachusetts, Ladies of tho G.A.U., I would
llko to placo before the veterans' families tho
objects of our Order aud eligibility to tho
All mothers, wivc3, sisters, and daughters
(who have nttaiiiod the ago of 10 years) of
honorably discharged soldiers, sailors, and
marines of tho Into rebellion, and ex-Army
Nurses of Rood moral character, aro eligible to
membership. Wo also admit to honorary
membership all honorably discharged soldiers,
sailors, or marines, and to "honored" mem
bership all mothers who had sons who served
iu the iuto rebellion. Their dues aro remitted,
as wo consider it an honor to add to our list
tho name of a voterau'a mother.
Tiio objects of our Order aro to nnito with
loyalty, lovo for each other, to practice the
precepts of tho fraternity of feeling towards
euch othor, thu3 omulatliig the spirit which
unites our fnthors, husbands, aud brothors to
honor the memory of U1030 fallen, and to per
petuate and kuop forever sacred Memorial Day.
To assist tho Grand Army of tho Kepublic
iu its high and holy mission, encourage aud
aympathizo with them in Iholr noble work of
charity; to ox to ml uomlfu! aid to inombera in
sickness aud distress; to aid sick soldiers, Bail
ors, aud marines; to do all iu our power to alfe
viato suffering, ami especially to look aftor tho
soldiers' Homes, soldiers willow' Homes, and
sobiiors orphans' Homes; to seo that children
obt'tiu propur situations when they loavo their
homes; to watch tho schools nud see that tho
children obimu proper education in the history
of our couulry and patriotism.
I horlo every veteran will givo our Order
thoir, careful consideration, and any informa
tion required I will gladly givo. L. E. Leu
aiANJ Uovcre, Mass.
SONS OF VETERPS,
National Orders Division- News and
Election of Officers.
brother Strons Corrects.
Editor National Tnir.UNE: I would cor
rect my lottor of April 9, and state that tho
Camp mentioned is Hugh C. Irish, 8, New Jer
sey, and that it is tho southeastern, not south
western, part of tho Empire State that would
do well to borrow somo of its members. I sao
from letter of O. F.Sampson, Cauip303. Depart
ment of Pennsylvania, that the ladles aro be
coming interested in thoSond. God bless them
whether thoy wear fnll3 and furbolows, as
of old. or aro uow women with derby hats and
I want tho Sons of Votoran in the large
cities to flourish, and seek all information I can
to find why it is that tho Order 1 say again
in tho largo cities ha? not dono so. Should
liko to read tho viows of brothers in Boston,
Providence, Brooklyn, Now York, Philadelphia,
Baltimore, Washington, Cioveland, Cincinnati,
Detroit, Chicago.MIl wankee, San Francisco, and
Portland, as well as of those iu other aud smaller
places. I am interested in the subject, as should
bo ovcry son. A large, well-managed organiza
tion with healthy branches in metropolitan
centers, should aud must bo desired by every
mombor of tho Order. Wilson B. SrsoNO,
Naw York City.
ALABAMA AND TENNESSEE.
Tho eighth annnal Encampment of tlm Di
vision will conveno at Sous of Veterans Hall,
Minnis Block, Knoxville, May 12.
W. W. Sparks, Division Commander, in last
General Orders, says: "Early preparations
should bo made- by each and overy Camp to
participato iu the stcrcd duties of Memorial
Day. Do not wait to bo called npon by the
Grand Army or any other organization, but
take tho initiative and offer your sorvices.
Remember above all thing? that Memorial Day
is not oue for amusements, but a day set aside
for Memorial servicca; for decorating, with the
choicest flowers, tho graves of our Nation's
dead; for strewing with flowers tho graves of
tlioso bravo men who sacrificed their lives that
our Nation might bo preserved, aud that our
glorious emblem of liberty might wave in
triumph from tho Atlantic to the Pacific, from
tho Lakes to the Gulf, without ono star ob
scured."' Tho noxt Division Encampment will be hold
at Tacoma Juno 1G to 19, inclusive. Great
preparations aro being made by Gon. J. W.
Spraguo Camp for tho entertainment of the
Tho Division Commander ha3 roceived ap
plications for Camp cliartors from Columbia
Falls, Mont.; Coeur d'AIone, Idaho, and Ilwaco,
Wash., which indicates a renewed activity
among the brothers of the far Northwest.
Sprague Camp has recently oxpondod $100 in
refitting and decorating it3 hall at Tacoma, aud
visiting brothers will bo shown tho model
meeting-room of the Division during the Eu
camnment. .Brothers of Spraguo Camp are
Yultnrei have no sense of araell. Car
cas3ea kept out of their sight are never de
tected by- them.
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of patents. Rejected applications prcso
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