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THE SCBANT02T TBIBTJITE-WEDNESDAY MORNING, JULY S31. 189T.
TOLD IN A
Fred Mvron Colby, In Philadelphia Time.
Imnglnc n low, one-story structure,
'millt of rod firth laid In courses of a
fr"l ot-fto lu lielglitli. with n slngl door
tm.1 only one wlrdow, with .1 lloor on
the tuof ntiil divided Into two or threo
rooms by rU3h end mat partitions Tins
Is a tiftno, the ronimon Ktylc .it lions
lu -Mftdtf.t.'icnr. tho largo Islnni 'lint
lies on the a.t .ilde of Africa, nnd In
tho southern continent The hearth Is
pmoko escapes from the door und tho
mnk( escaped from tho door nnd tho
w.'nclcw. Aiound the hoirth nro
M fetched, mats woven of lone Krasa,
and here the family Bit and talk and
smoke and sleep,
When It Is winter heie It Is summer
in Madagascar, nnd. of course our Hum
mei Is the winter there. The Malagasy
av infer la a inlny sen-tcn, und some
times the people do not t,o out for a
wvek. That Is their time for story
telling, and la a welcome Benson to tho
children To be sure thy have their
gaincsi and their plays, but they are al
ways ready to sit quietly nnd listen to
the vlerd and fanciful tales thnt have
been the stock In trade of tho Malagasy
story teller for hundreds of years.
Let us ImaRlne we nip Malagasy
younpr folks, gathered within a trano
on v wild wet winter day, listening to
the plaintive voice of an ancient Hova,
who recounts till bed time the sacred
Holies of his race. This li one of the
wtorles told first:
Once upon a time tho birds met to
chofsp one among themselves for a king
nnd leader, but the owl happened to
stay away, as Its mate was sitting Just
then. So the birds all agreed that
thereafter whoever met the stay-at-homo
and did Tot beat him should also
be an outcast and bo treated as an
And this Is the reason Why the owi
does not go out by day, but wanders
by night, for If any birds see him they
all strive together to beat him.
At this time the hawk sought to bo
king and voted for himself, hut the
other birds refused to be under him. So
he went away from them In anger. And
to this day whatever bird he sees he
swoops down upon, because of this en
mity. Hut after the hawk Hew away,
the birds chose the shrike for their king,
because of his long topknot and his
variety of notes. And that Is why,
concludes the story-teller, our people
consider the shrike the king of birds.
The story-teller pauses long enough
to fill his pipe, which he lights at the
flie, and after he takes a few whiffs
he looks Inquiringly around.
"Oh, tell us the story of the crocodile
and the dog," beg" one of tho little
"Well, a crocodile once met a dog on
the highway, nnd snld to him: "Where
are you from, my young brother?"
"Just hereabouts," answered the dog;
"where are you from, elder brother?"
"Oh, I hnve Just come In from such a
place," answered the crocodile.
"Let us be friends and keep to
gether," said the dog.
"Agreed," said the crocodile.
So the two struck up a warm friend.
Bhlp nnd went along together.
Ity and by they came to a river and
the dog asked the crocodile to carry
him over, because It was so broad and
to deep. To this the crocodile consent
ed, but when they were half way
across the crocodile stopped and sunk
down In tho water. Upon this tho dog
struggled awhile, but finally managed
to get ashore, when all dripping and ex
hausted, he exclaimed:
"So you have broken our agreement."
"I wanted you to be able to swim,
young brother," said the crocodile.
F01 all that. If the dog had not been
abh 10 swim he would have drowned.
The clog then asked the crocodile to
nccompany him to a certain place on
tho morrow, and when he had consent
ed, he took him some distance over
giound covered with trailing tendrils
of gourds, for Iip Intended to pay tho
crocodile for what he had done.
"If I should give you a signal," said
thi, dog, "It will mean that peoplo nro
Mining and we must get out of their
i ay "
Now the crocodile had brought his
wife nnd family with him, and when
they were all eating their dinner the
dog began to bark and then ran away.
The ctocodllo and his family ran. too,
but they weie entangled In the trailing
tendrils ot tho gourd, and several of
the young ones were killed by the hun
teta. When the ciocodllo arrived nt the
liver he wanted to know what It all
"It means," answered the dog, "that
there Is no retribution, but the past
Tho crocodile, seeing how ho had
been treated, he was very angry, and
"If my descendants do not kill dogs
from henceforth, then let me have no
helro to succeed me!"
And this I? the origin of tho enmity
between dogu and crorodlles.
When tho children begin to get
fclecpy, the slory-teller tells the tale of
the Three Sbters and Itrlmobe, which
generally keeps their eyes open for a
long time- after tho telling, and Is quite
us good In Its way as one of Grimm's
stories of the tales In tho colored fairy
There was once a rich couplo who
had threo Children, all daughters. Of
the threo 'the youngest, whoso namo
was J faro, was much tho best looMnjr.
One nlsht. alio had a dream, und she
luld It to hoi olstofj.
"I dreamed," she said, "that tho sun
came from heaven to take a wife from
among ub, and you he left and ine ho
Tho two elder sisters were very an
gry at this.
"It ehc In prettier than wv are, then
a prince or a. noble, It ho should como
nlonp. would take her rather than
eltlier of u, I!ut wo must find out."
Then they put on their best clothes
and linked Kara to lake a wall; with
them. As they walked along they met
nn old woman.
"Granny," asked one of them, "which
of us threo Is the fairest?"
Tho old woman looked sharply at
them and auNweied:
"Itarnatoa Is good-looking. Halve Is
better looking, but Jfara is tho fairest
At this they pullod oft Ifnra's outer
robo. By and by they met an old man
and accosted him,
"Grandfather, which of u.i is tho fair
est?" asked tho oldest slater.
"Itnmatoa Is fair, Itnlvo lu fairer, but
Ifara Is tho farest," ho answered, nnd
Then they met Itilonibc, who was a
frightful monitor, half human and half
beast, who HVed on human ilosli. Tney
asked him tho kiwio question, und he
nnswered with a snarl, Just as tho old
man and tho old woman had done, that
lfara was tho fairest.
Tho sisters were so Jealous and uiiRry
that they resolved to get rid of their
sister. Ho they Inveigled her Into
Itrlmobe'ri gardens to steal his vegeta
bles and when she was gittheilng them
the giant caught and held her.
"Ha! 1 caught you. little thief,"
cried tho giant. "I will cat you by valid
Hut Ifara cried:
"Oh, do not cat me, but make me
Veil, come along, then," he said,
and she nccompanled hlin home, but
he Intended all the time to fatten her
and then eat her.
Tlu two sisters were very much
pleuscd at the success of their plot,
and told their parents what had hap
pened, how Ifara had stolen Itrlombe's
vegetables and the giant. In revenge,
had eaten her. And so the old couplo
mourned their young daughter ns dead.
Hut all the whllo the monster was
keeping Ifara In his hut, covered with
mats, while he hunted for all kinds of
food that would make her grow in
One day when she got to be very
fat and Itrlombe happened to bo away,
Ifara was'vIMted by a little white
mouse which said to her:
"Olvo me a little rice, Ifara, und I
will give you some good advice."
"What ndvlce can you give mo?"
"Let Itrlombe devour you tomor
low." "And Is that tho advice you give me,"
said Ifara. "But I will give you the
fehe then gave the mouse some rice,
and the little creature said:
"Hun away whllo you can. and take
an egg, a broom, a small cane nnd a
smooth round stone and go south
Ifara lost no time In setting off with
the things the mouse had told her
to take, leaving a plantain tree stem In
bed and the door locked. She had nut
been gone long when the giant return
ed nnd knocked at the door.
"Well'" ho exclaimed, "Ifara has got
so fat that she cannot move," and ho
burst the door open, and going to tho
bed thrust his speag through the mat.
so that It stuck fast In the plantain
"Why, she Is so fat that the spear
stlelfi to her," said Itnombe, and ho
pulled the spear out and licked It.
"She is so fat that her blood has no
taste," but as he opened the bed he
saw what was in It.
Then he ran to the door and sniffed
first to the west and then to the south.
"Ah," he cried, "there Is tho little
wretch; I will soon overtake her."
And he ran along after her with all
speed. Ifara saw him coming and
threw down her broom.
"Oh, my sacred mother," she cried,
"cause this to become a dense thicket,
so that Itrlombe cannot overtake me."
Immediately there grew up a huge
prickly thicket. Dut the giant got
through that, and Ifara threw down
"Oh, sacred father, make this egg
a vast pool, so that Itrlombe may not
A great pool suddenly appeared, but
the giant began to drink this, and it
Then Ifara threw down her small
"By my sacred father and mother be
a great forest."
And a great and Impenetrable forest
grew up, but the giant made short
work of this.
Then sho cast down the smooth
round stone nnd said:
"By my sacred father, let this be
come a precipice that Itrlombe cannot
And at once there wns a great and
Insurmountable precipice in the path
which the giant was unable to climb.
Then he called out:
"I have only been Joking Ifara. Pull
me up and 1 will not harm you."
Ifara leaned over and answered:
"Stick your spear In the ground and
I will help you up."
"This the giant did, but when ho
was nearly up ho said:
"I'll surely eat you now."
At this the girl let go the rope, and
Itrlmobe fell back and was Impaled on
his own spear. And this was tho last
of the giant.
As for If.ira, she remained at the top
of the precipice until a big bird came
and took her away and left her on a
tree Just above the well at her old
When her father and her mother
came out to draw water from the well,
she camo down and told her story, and
all three wept for Joy. The two elder
slsteis were sent away, and Ifara made
their homo happy ever ufter.
Not the Stocks nor the Bonds, lint tho
From the Now York Sun.
An ordinary passenger car on a
steam railroad costs from $4,000 to
$5,000. and weighs 3S.000 pounds or nine
teen tons. A mall car which costs from
$2,000 to $2,500 and Is shorter by about
one-quarter than tho ordinary passen
ger coach, weighs 32,000 pounds or six
teen tons. A bagggago car, without tho
baggage In It, weighs 28,000 pounds or
fourteen tons, and costs about ns much
as n mall car. A sleeping car Is more
expeiiBivo than any of the others und
It weighs a good deal more, too. A
plain, simple, but durable sleeping car
costs anywhoro from $6,000 to $10,000
and an ornate, elaborate, luxurious
sleeping car with observation attach
ments, literary annex, and culinary
departments costs anywhere from tll.
000 to $20,000. Tho average weight of a
sleeping car is from 40,000 to 14,000
pounds, or from twenty to twcnty-twci
A full train In motion, ns a little fls
urlng will show, Is no light affair. Tho
ordinary weight of tho railroad locomo
tive for passenger Bcrvlco, inclusive
of tender, but not of fuel In tho ten
der, Is forty tons. Ono baggage cur
welshs fourteen tons and ono mall car
sixteen tons, bringing up tho weight of
the locomotive and buggago and mail
cars to seventy tons. Six passenger
cars at an average of nineteen ton.
each weigh 114 tons, so that tho total
weight of a train inado up of a loco
motive and olght cavs would be 184
tons, or about 30S.000 pounds, exclusive
of tho weight of baggage, of tho fuel
carried, passengers, nnd mall matter.
Pulling 1S1 tons nlonj; rails at the rato
of fifty miles an hour or more is an
achievement which has not been easily
brought about, and tho more tho prob
lem is studied the more clearly it Is
understood how far tho mechanical
work, on railroads has been pushed.
There were, by tho last figures report
cd, 30,000 locomotives in use on Amerl
ohn railroads, 20,000 passenger cars,
hnd 8,000 mall and baggage cars. These
figures seem large until compated with
tho number of freight cars on Ameri
can railroads, und then they seem in
significant, for the number of freight
cars In use Is 1,250,000. ,tk
Freight cars, among ralfrffid men,
arc divided Into four classes flat cars,
such as are used for the transportation
of stone, machinery, and lumber: box
cars, ouch as are used for the trans
portation of grain, fruit, and ordinary
merchandise: stock oars, such as are
used for cattle, and coal rars, such us
art used for tho transportation of coal
nnd oil those used for oil being sup
plied, with tanks. The average weight
of a flat or gondola car is seven tons.
The car costs from $300 to $00. Box
cars weigh a ton more and cost $100
more each. Stock cars weigh eight
tons each on the average; coal cars
weigh three tons each. It costs about
$:00 to build coal or oil cars, and they
nro designed to carry five tons apiece.
The weight of fifty cars Is 150 tons, and
and of their contents, If all filled, 250
tons, which with locomotive and ca
boose added, make 420 tons ns the
weight of a train. It may be snld,
roughly, that the weight of loaded
trains, passenger, coal, or freight,
ranges from 200 to 550 tons. The lighter
the train, the greater the speed; that's
tre railroad rule.
SEAItClIINC TOR A JlODtli.
It Took Sir I'rcdcrlcl: licighton Six
.Months to Tind His ideal.
To be selected ns tho one woman In
nil of TCurope whose face and figure
most cloFcly tallied with the Ideal of
England's greatest painter Is surely no
empty honor Vhen the laic Sir Fred
eric Lelghtnn, president of tho Koyal
Academy, and foremost among British
artists, conceived the idea of his fam
ous painting, "Cymon and Iphlgenla,"
ho soucht in nil quarters of the con
tinent for a suitable model to pose
as the sleeping maiden, now so familiar
in his finished canvas. After afrultlcss
search of six months he came upon the
Incarnation of his soul's Ideal In the
capital of his native land. Curiously
enough, he found tho model he had so
long sought behind the footlights of a
Sho was Miss Dorothy Dene, a young
woman of remarkable beauty, both lu
face and figure. Sir Frederic told her
of his Inspiration, tho contemplated
canvas, nnd her fulfillment of his Ideal
for the central figure. Mlfrs Dene gra
ciously consented to pose for him, and,
eight months later, tho artist's con
ception of a beautiful picture became a
rsullty, and was tho most admired of
all Sir Frederic's works.
Miss Done Is as rerfect a typo of
Greek beauty as can be found at the
present day. Every line of her face
and figure is classical in the highest
degree. She is rather above the aver
age in height, has long, lithe limbs
and an exquisitely molded bust. Her
hair is curly and golden and her lus
trous eyes have tho hue of violets. In
addition to all these charms she Is
&ald to possess the most beautiful
complexion of any woman in Europe.
What wonder that such a superb crea
ture inspired Sir Frederic to his great
Miss Dene continued to be Sir Fred
eric's model long cfter ho had given
"Cymon and Iphlgenla." to the world.
Her form and features can be readily
lecognlzed In a number of other works
by the same artist. In Sir Frederic's
painting of "Greek Girls Playing Ball"
she Is represented as the maiden who
is catching the ball. This canvas no
tably dlspliys the actress' exquisite
Usui e. Miss Dene's shapely arms may
be noted in "Summer Moon," another
well known painting by Leighton.
A year or two before Sir Frederic's
death .It was gossiped In London that
the artist was madly In love with his
model, but that some obstacle or other
was In the way of their marriage. Just
what the obstacle was no one seemed
to know. Pusslbly It was the dispar
ity in their ages. Leighton, at the
time of his death about a year ago
was only 70 years old; Miss Dene Is
now nbout 2S. Dorothy Dene visited
the United States in 1893. Sho under
took the production of classical plays
popular In England, but almost un
known on this side of tho water. Lit
tle success attended tho venturo and
her tour was finally abandoned. In
England Miss Dene enjoyb much popu
larity. Not only does she reign su
premo a a queen of beauty, but her
histrionic ability, which Is of no mean
order, has won her the praise or no
table critics and fellow art'sts. Miss
Dene lives with her four sisters, all of
whom are remarkably pretty, In a
charmlnir apartment In South Kensing
ton, London, a section of the city col
onized chiefly by artists and theatrical
folk and quite ns picturesque In many
of its! features as Is the famous Quar
tior Latin of Paris.
Lying In wait for the dusky Umpcgoogl
maiden, whose charms had captivated his
manly hefrt, the savago child of nature
Mvntted her ono with a slab of rook and
bore nor oft across his shoulder.
Opening her eyes nt last to tho situa
tion, her fond heart yielded. "Mwptkyl,"
she twittered, "you aro simply stunning."
New York Press,
Jerry Coe There's Hopper, that's been
behind a counter all his life, and I. don't
cupposo he's worth a dollar today.
Webb Oh, dear no! He Isn't even worth
Wo wero sitting
In the moonlight
Of .1 tadlnnt
Rosy Juno night,
When I whispered:
"Kitty, don't you
Wish I'd 1;BS you?
Let me, won t you?"
Kitty was a
And I thought not
With tho wisdom
Of tho ages
Writ on cultured
"No, I mustn't
Let you kiss mo;
My ma doesn't
Think It proper
That her Kitty
JJu llko maldons
In tho city,"
"Oh?" I stammered.
Then did Kitty
Whisper In a
Tone of pity:
"I might kiss you.
And bo true, sir,
To my mother;
Would that do. sir?"
W. J. Lamuton, In Hi? Sun
DID NOT DRINK
lie Smoked Incessantly, but Never In
dulged In Liquor.
ABUNDANT PROOF ON THIS POINT
Tho Man Is Not to Uo round W ho Will
Suy Thnt Ho Kvcr Saw tho Urcnt
Cicncrnl Under tho Influence of In-toxlrnnts--TcRtlmouy
I'ooto nnd Porter Thnt Ho 1'crslst
ently Abstnlncd--IIis Condition nt
Pittsburg Lnmllntrnnit Sliiluli.
William II. Michael, In Washington Post.
A party of gentlemen were discuss
ing a recent newspaper nrtlcle on Gen
eral Grant, nnd dwelt particularly on
that part of the paper which referred
to the charges made against the Gen
eral, from time to time, of his ex
cessive use of Intoxicating beverages.
One of the party a gentlemnn who,
by tho way, had worn two stars in
the army seemed to think that It
was in bad taste to raise the ques
tion nt this late day ns to whether
the foremost general of this age had
used liquors ns n beverage or not;
that no matter what might be said on
the subject the very general Impres
sion would remain that he did drink
more or less while In the army, and
the facts of history show that it made
no difference with him as a success
I asked the gentlemen whether they
had even seen General Grant take
a drink of liquor of any kind. Each
admitted ho had not. Two of the party
stated that they had been at banquets
with him where wines and other ln
toxlcntlng liquors were freely drunk,
yet In both Instances they noticed that
General Grant drank nothing strong
er than coffee.
This Is about as near as I have over
been able to get evidence to support
the "very general Impression" that
General Giant was a hard drinker.
Mr. Dawson testifies when death was
staring that brave man In the fnce,
thnt the stories published about his
being Intoxicated at the battle of Shl
loh were all lies, and that he never
drank to excess. Had I no corroborat
ing evidence this statement would be
conclusive with me. But I saw General
Grant when he landed nt Pittsburg
Landing Sunday morning, a few hours
after the battle had begun, and his
anpearanco and conduct at that time
are a.i fresh In my memory as they
would be had the event occurred yes
terday. Ho was very lame from his
if cent fall, but there was absolutely
nothing In his appearance or conduct
to indicate that he had been drinking
Intoxicants. Later In the day I saw
him bending over a map which was
spend on the ground. He was covered
with mud, as all were who had been
doing their duty on that muddy battle-field,
and when he mounted his
liorgc ho had to be helped by attend
ants, but there was no evidence In his
quiet lace and clea" eyes to indicate
thnt he had been indulging in the use
of intoxicating liquors.
Mr. Dawson expresses my belief and
states my own experience when he
Fays: "I don't believe that General
Grant ever drank to excess. I have
heard many men say that he did drink,
and I have tried to trace such reports
to their foundation, but I have yet to
:lnd the man who will say that he
ever saw General Grant under the In
fluence of intoxicating liquor."
LIGHTED A FRESH CIGAR.
Two days after the battle of Shtloh,
on the morning of the 0th of April,
Lieutenant Gwln, commander of the
gunboat Tyler, which vessel, with the
Conestoga, had taken a very conspicu
ous part in the battle, went alongside
of the headquarters of General Grant
In his gig, and when he wns on board,
General Grant seized him by the hand,
and began to thank him for the splen
did service he had rendered tho army
and the country In the battle. Lieu
tenant Gwin Interrupted by saying that
he had come on board to congratulate
the general commanding the army up
on saving the country again. The two
officers repaired to the cabin, together
In company with other oillcers, whero
the gunboat otTlcer gave to the general
the paitlculars ef the part taken in
the battle by the two. vessels. Whllo
this conversation was going on, one of
General Grant's staff placed on the
table a decanter qf liquor and some
glasses. Lieutenant Gwln turned out
a little of tho contents of the bottle In
to his glass, and held It In his hand as
If waiting for General Grant to do like
wise. The general, noticing the situa
tion, smiled and Bald: "I do not in
dulge, but I smoke," and he lighted a
fresh cigar. It would seem from this
circumstance, that If tho general was
in the habit of drinking to excess but
two days before, that he had suddenly
become very abstemlnous.
I had the honor of a personal ac
quaintance with Flag Ofllcer Andrew
H. Foote, afterward rear admiral, who
organized and successfully commanded
tho Mississippi flotilla. Ho was a de
vout Christian, as well ns a brave
naval ofllcer. It was said of him by the
olflcers associated with him In the navy
that he "prayed like a saint and fought
like tho devil." He was Intensely re
ligious, and was an uncompromising
enemy to the uso of grog. Flag Of
ficer Foote and General Grant were In
timate and fast friends while the army
and r.avy were organizing and fitting
out nt Cairo, 111., for those operations
vhlch resulted In the enpturo at Forts
Henry and Donelson, and tho victories
nt Shlloh, Island Ten, Memphis, and
On ono occasion, Rear Admiral Foote
said to me In referring to the accusa
tions being bruited about that General
Ciidiit was a drunkard, "These charges
must be wholly false. I was with Gen
eral Grant every day and almost ev
ery night for many months at Cairo,
under the most trying circumstances,
and I never detected the evidence of
drink on him. I certainly should have
dono so, had ho been In tho habit of
using grog to any extent. I do not
bftllevo that ho drank liquors of any
This testimony from a man like Rear
Admiral Foote will settle the question
in the minds of those who knew that
distinguished ofllcer distinguished no
less by his skill n,nd bravery as nn
ofllcer than by his Christian virtues, Ho
had every opportunity to know the
habits of General Grant during the
very period when his enemies endeav
ored to fix upon him tho charge of
e.sct-sslvo Indulgence in tho use ot in
toxicants, and yet this ofllcer declares
that tho charge cannot be true.
I had many conversations with my
old commander, Admiral Porter, In
which this same subject was referred
to. He told me ihe following story of
his first meeting with General Grant:
"I first met Grant," said tho Ad-
l mlral, "ot 0. euppcr given In honor of
myself nnd other officers of my com
mand by Capt. McAllister, then Quar
termaster at Cairo, 111., on board his
headquarters boat. I had considerable
correspondence with the General after
taking command of the gunboats about
co-operation between the army under
his command nnd my boats, but had
never seen him. Supper wns being
served when there entered the room
with Cnpt. McAllister, a man In citi
zen's clothes, covered with dust and ap
parently travel-worn. Tho Captain
brought him directly to me nnd intro
duced him to mo as General Grant. We
took a seat at a table by ourselves.
Without noticing tho victuals or drink
ables he plunged nt once Into the sub
ject of making a combined move on
Vlckaburg. He 'asked me how soon I
could be ready to move, and what force
I had, I answered him that I could
move at once, and gave him the num
ber of vessels I could send down the
river. He said: 'I will leave at once
and will communicate with Sherman
to have 30,000 men rendy to start for
Vlcksburg by the time you get to Mem
phis to convoy him. I shall move with
a large force In the direction of Grenada
to draw Johnston and Pemberton away
from Vlcksburg as far as possible.'
With this he arose and bid me good
night. The conversation did not con
sume more than twenty minutes. He
partook neither of food nor drink while
on the boat. Had he been a drinking
man I am sure he would have Indulged
In some kind of a stimulating drink
that evening. He had ridden many
miles on horseback, and he returned
part way that night In the saddle, I
recall distinctly that I urged him to
take food and drink, but he declined
I can testify of my own knowledge
that on two occasions when other
great generals nnd distinguished naval
officers indulged more or less In wines
nnd other liquors in his company he
touched neither. The first was on
board Porter's flagship Black Hawk,
Just above Vlcksburg, and Immediately
before the passage of the gunboats
and the army by Vlcksburg prepara
tory to the advance up the Big Black.
General Grant and most of his staff,
accompanied by several of his corps
commanders, went aboard of the flag
ship to meet Admiral Porter and other
naval officers, for the purpose of de
termining tho details of the contem
plated move. During the evening lun
cheon was served, and the punch bowl
was kept filled. Officers drank at their
pleasure, and most of them were
pleased to drink. General Grant par
took of some plain food, but touched
not a drop of wine or other liquors
during the evening, except when eat
ing he smoked Incessantly.
AFTER VICICSBURG'S FALL.
The other occasion was after the fall
of Vlcksburg. The Confederate bars
had been hauled down and the glor
ious Stars and Stripes had been run up
In their stead over the fallen strong
hold, and our vessels lying above a,nd
below, with bunting flying, ran up and
down by the city. The flagship tied
up at the wharf. Soon after General
Grant and his staff, together with sev
eral of his corps commanders, rode
down to the Black Hawk, dismounted,
and went aboard to have ft general
handshaking with the navy people.
Everybody was happy, and such a
hearty meeting of the army and navy
as occurred on that boat that day
probably was never witnessed before
or since. Admiral Porter placed at the
disposal of the visitors all the liquors
he had on board, which consisted prin
cipally of catawba wine. There was
drinking, handshaking, congratula
tions, and Jolly speeches galore. Gen
eral Grant looked happy, and was the
real hero of the occasion. He had lit
tle to say, but It was plain to be seen
that It was one of the happiest hours
ot his life. The Inseparable cigar was
In his mouth, but not a drop of wine
or liquor passed his lips.
Referring to this same occasion Ad
miral Porter wrote: "Gen. Grent de
clined every offer of stimulant, and
contented himself with a cigar, and this
was his habit during all the time he
commnnded before Vlcksburg, though
the same detractors who made false
misrepresentations of him In military
matters misrepresented him also In
the matter of using intoxicating
Such testimony as this ought to be
worth something to those who desire to
know the truth as to Gen. Grant's
TESTIMONY OF BELKNAP.
A few davs before tho death of Gen.
W. W. Belknap he was In my room
at the Capitol, and In a conversation
about Gen. Grant I asked him If he had
ever seen Gen Grant under the Influence
of Intoxicants. "No," said ho, "I never
did, and don't believe anybody else ever
did." In a very emphatic way he added
words like the following: "I never saw
him drunk, half drunk, nor quarter
drunk. In fact, I never saw him take
a drink of liquor of any kind during
the years I was so Intimately associat
ed with him. I'll tell you what I have
seen him do, though. I have seen him
iefuse to touch liquors many, many
times, when If he had been a drinking
man he would not have declined. You
can make an entry In your note book
If yuii want to that Gen. Grant never
Indulged In the uso of liquors of any
kind, and that the storle3 to the con
trary are without any foundation in
It seems to mo that If tho statements
so often heard that Gen. Grant was ad
dicted to the use of Intoxicants, and
was actually In the habit of getting
drunk, wero founded on truth, some re
liable evidence of the charges nnd In
sinuations could be had without any
trouble whatever. The testimony Is all
the other way. It Is time that men and
women who talk so flippantly about
this subject should be made to feci
how serious a matter it Is to say things
that reflect upon the memory of a good
and great man which have no truth In
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