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V-"i. extract from a
V-' -( !? PPpr giving pc-
son at recollection
of Abraham Lin
coln which th
Hun. A, S. Sio
moaa has conUib-
li (ml !
"One day while In th Whit Koue.
waiting to see ii,, resident, ! found
myself in line with perhaps flftT
other awaiting my turn to come. Im
mediately in front of me vu rather
tall and wtupid appearing follow, and I
wondered what In the world his mis
sion was. It was noon after the 'con
trabands' bad bosun bringing In In
formation relating to the enemy, and
I wa not surprised to hear him say
to Mr. Lincoln jn answer to hU qnes
lion. Well, my friend, what can I do
for you?" "I gee you are rather busy
to-u'ay and i will come (n Korea other
time and tell you about what "con
traband" told me, and ' Here the
President interrupted him by a alap
on the shoulder, and with a ateady
?are beginning at his muddy boot
with his trousers tucked In, looking
upward to his shaggy red hair, ex
claimed: 'Sit right down here and
tell me all you know,' and winking at
roe over the trangera shoulder, add
d: 'And by telling all yon know It
certainly cannot take you Tery long.'
Kvldeatly the man did not see the
Joke, and sitting down told -a short
tory and was noon out of the room.
"Hi love for fun served to hide
many an inward pang. One day 1 ac
cepted an invitation to be present at
-a review of the First Army Corps of
the Potomac under the command of
Gen. Reynolds, held near to Wash- I
ington. and the driver of the ambu
Jance in which be rode, becoming
angry at hla wild team of six mules,
used nome-rather oris'.nol 'cuss words.'
Smiling, Mr. Lincoln touched the man
-on (he shoulder and said: 'Excuse
tne, my friend, are you an Episco
palian? "The man. greatly startled, looked
fheepishly around, and replied: 'No,
Mr. President, I am a Methodist.
"Weil, said Mr. Lincoln, 'I thought
you must be an Episcopalian, because
you swear Just like Got. Seward, who
is a -very strict church warden.
The war, which many thought
-woiiid end in a few months, dragged
itself along for the period of nearly
three long years, which, as we all
know, were filled with startling
-even i. .
"The time, however, came when the
conflict was partially, though not yet
-emled. Gen. Sherman was marching
through the South, having "burned his
bri?s-s oehlnd him. and Gen. Grant
had bis Arm hand upon Richmond, the
-cap :al of the Confederacy, and Its
days were numbered. !t was then
thn President Lincoln's second in
ane :ral came.
" 'Fondly do we hope, fervently do
we p:av. that thil mighty scourge of
-r may soon pass away. Yet If God
will-, that it continue until all the
wal:h piled up by the bonds mans
COii years of unrequited toil shall he
sunk, and until every drop of blood
lramn from the laxb shall be paid by
another drawn from the sword, so still
it must be said, "The judgments of
the Lord are trve and righteous.'
'With malice toward none, with
charity for all. with firmness In th
right aa God gives us to see th light,
let ns strive to finish th work
are in; to bind up the nation wounds.
to care for him who shall hav burn
the battle, and for bl widow and hla
orphans; to da all which may achieve
an heriKh a just and lasting peace
"Sit down right her."
oursi-lvu aud with all
"When the prospect of success of
ihe I'nion am was at a low ebb Mr
Lincoln liuued a proclamation Implor
itig the giMl of battles to perch Tic
lory upon our banners, and taming
.a certain day for fas'ttig and prayers
"It so chanced that on this very
day a distinguished New York rabbi
came to Washington to ask th pro
motion of hla son, then In th army
from a Socuud to a First Lieutenancy
and for tbl purpose 1 was asked to
jjcoonipany him to see th President
"With eoine reluctance I compiled
end although th Whit House was
. ioed for th day. we gulnod admit
anc to see the Presldeut, and after
hearing th rabbla request, I was
tattled by th President saying to
t lm with considerable reeling: A
lods tululster i It not your Cuty to
, at bom to-dy to iy with your
jifoplu for the success of our arms?
"'My xltant has been amlgned to
that trgnt duly," replied the doctor.
"Ah!" said the President, 'that i
different.' and with that kindness of
heart which ever characterised th
man. drew forth a card and wrote
upon It, The Boeretary of War will
promote Second Limit, Plank to be a
First Lieutenant A. Lincoln.' And.
banding It to the doctor, said with a
smile all hla own, 'Now, doctor, you
can gj bom and do your own pray
ing,' "Richmond fell and a few day
afterward I, surrendered and peace
w assured; the people took a long
breath and were Jubilant. Never since
the death of Washington bad there
been such unanimity of Judgment as
to a man' virtues and greatness as
that bestowed upon Lincoln, and the
feeling cam from hearts that fairly
adored the man, for he was 'of the
people and for the people' In the
broadest sense and they were cot In
the least restraining their feelings In
showing It, and what we come to
know at this late day Is, and history
has recorded It. that he led the Re-1
public through three long year of;
furious civil war without any serious !
detriment to our God-given free lnsti-'
tut ions. j
"While in this condition of transl- "
tlon, and Mr. Lincoln had Just re- j
turned from bis famous trip to Rich- j
mond after Us surrender, I chanced to ;
be In the neighborhood of the White '
House early on morning, when I aaw '
a detachment on the 'route atep' with
'arm at will.' Just passing under th j
large portico of th White House, and
when halted they began calling, 'Lin-
cola! Lincoln!' while between their
houta they cheered most lustily.
Their wbeezy and unmusical band
added to the clamor by Injecting
anatches of National airs with added
cries for 'Lincoln, Lincoln.' Present
ly there appeared at the second-story
Indow the tall frame of the Presi
dent, who wore a brown linen duster,
much wrinkled and spotted with mud.
Immediately tho band emphasized bis
presence by a blare of brass Instru
menu, tho screaming of fifes, and the
beating of drums, fearful to hear. The
President bowed his thanks, but that
did cot satisfy wholly the crowd be
neath, which bad largely Increased,
who called, 'Speech, speech, speech,'
until they were almost speechless
themselves, and after much more
racket Mr. Lincoln waved hla brawny
anna for alienee and began a speech,
wh'ch, coming from bis manly, good
heart, breathed auch a loving, kindly
feeling toward the South that, had hla
words been put Into cold type, would
bav incensed the Northern masses.
who were still burning with such In
tense enmity against the South that
he would moat surely hav been
blamed beyond measure for hla hasty
expressions of forgiveness fur th !
hated enemy of but yesterday. Hut
be was so overjoyed with th pros
pects of peace that ha could not re
strain himself, and closed by saying
that 'Dixie.' which waa th aong of the
Confederacy, waa aa much the Na
tional air of the republic cow as The
Star Spangled Uauuer waa before the
"Fortunately th hour was too early
for reporters to be prevent, and I was
happy wben ( aaw no mention of th
eveut In the afternoon paper of tbe
day nor In subsequent editions. 1
afterward learned luat tbe body of
soldiery alluded to came on th aam
boat from Richmond with th Presi
dent, who had dodged them after land
ing, but who were determined to sea
hlut one auore befor disbanding at
their home. Had this expression of
fiwllng bee kept up by Mr. IJncoln
for any length of time, it might hav
been said of him then, aa It was sub
sequently, that 'II died at th right
moment for th uaintenanc of hi un
"It was not long afterward that our
own dear, good President went 'Horn'
at th hands of th assassin on th
misnomer of a day called 'Good Fri
day,' a black letter day Indeed In our
country'a history auch a day a I
hav never witnessed during a tnlrty
year' residence In Washington,
though sicca then two more of our
beloved Presidents hav met the aame
fata by datardly bunds, and yet In
th wis elasticity of our Constitution
th government 'sllll Uvea,' and per
bapa Providence, to oak known to
th world th true ambition of a com
pleted benefactor of th human race,
mil aa President Lincoln waa, by hla
example, mad him aerv his country
even more by hla death than by hla
vlKorous, helpful. sit e.-rtflVIng life,
ending 'with malice toward none, with
charity for all,' and leaving a hi
legacy that The Government of th
people, for th people, and by th peo
pl shall not pirUu from lb earth
I inn ii iaiiwassBisassssaB i
! WIIITAKER WRIGHT
AFTER PRISON SENTENXE
J. Whltaker Wright dropped dead of
heart failure Jan. 26, a few hours after
ho had been convicted in an English
court of fraud In connection with tbe
London and Globe Finance Corpora
tion and acntenced to seven years' Im
prisonment. Wright was regarded as
the greatest swindler of the age. fully
$100.0v0,000 having been lost by hla
victims la the various companies
which he promoted and which subse
Wright had been In poor health r Ince
his return from the United States,
where he made an tinsuccesful fight
against extradition after his flight from
England. The strain of the trial, add
ed to bis poor health, proved too much
and the shock of the Jury'a verdict of
guilty was the only thing needed to
snap the tension.
Full revelation of his Immens
swindles have now been made.
It was proved at the trial that
Wright swelled the assets and dimin
ished tbe llabllitlea of his Tarlous
companies by paper entries Just befor
f hareboldera' meetings.
Wright promoted forty-one compan
ies, having a total capitalization of
$111.775,0110. and all have failed or
gone into liquidation.
For aevernl years Whltaker Wright
waa the meteor of the financial world
in London. When he began hla career
as a promoter in the Rrltinh capital no
oiu know him. H was reputed to
have male millions In the mines In
Wet Australia. He besn bulncN8 la
no small way. He aatonUhed all Eng
land by Inducing the late Marquis of
Pufferln to accept the presidency of
one of tbe first companies be floated
the London A. Globe Finance Corpora
tion. The company waa capltallied for $5.
OOv.000 and offered Ita atock for aale.
Th lnvellng public, lulled Into se
curity by the name of the Marquis of
Dufferin, purchased th share with
avidity. Tbe Ixndou Globe Invest
ed the money thus poul Into Ita
treasury In many enterprises. Worst
of all. It paid 13.750.ooo for the Raker
Street and Waterloo Underground
Railway and It failed.
FUN FOR THE BROKERS.
Daniel J. Bully' Initiation Mad Picas
ant for Him.
Daniel J. Bully, king of th cotton
brokers, has become a member of lb
New York Hlock Kxibange and made
hi first appearance on the floor last
week. He bad U-eu doing thinge to
the cotton bears for some mouth, bo
be knew he was In for a lively Initia
tion. The moment he appeared the
doorkeeper yelled "Tennessee." which
la a cue for "rouglihotise" work. The
brokers, expecting hltn, had armed
themselves with wads of cotton In
every conceivable shape. Tbey moved
on Sully In a body, raising the battle
cry, "L'ae no hooks." and when they
got through with hltn he wa a fair
imitation of the Dusty Rhodes one see
in th comic papera. Th victim took
It all good eaturedly. Aa soon as pos
sible be made hla escape, donned an
other ault of clothing which b had
provided against what wa coming to
him and returned to lb floor, where
h received quit a different reception.
LONQ TIME ON WATCH.
' Keeper of Kenosha Brakwatr Light
to Cslebrat Anniversary.
Ixiuls Napoleon do Deimar, tb on
armed keeper of th light at Kenosha
breakwater, la planning for th cele
bration of hla thirty aeooad anniver
sary In that poslt.Vin, to which h waa
appointed In 72. Mr. ivo Deimar
tiacee bl ancestry back to th aam
blood aa that of tb great Napoleon.
He waa born In Montreal in 1840, and
came to Kenosha seven yrare later
with hla brother In law, K. 8. Tlnim.
who I now fifth auditor of tb I'nlted
Statea treasury. During tb civil war
h fought with th First Wisconsin
volunteers, losing hi arm at th bat
V' ct PwryvlU. Chicago Cbroolol.
While the London r C!oh Com pa ay
wa at the flush of Its popularity with
the Investing public Wright organized
the Standard Exploration Company.
Th public aimply threw Its money in
to Whltaker Wright' lap.
Then one company after another
waa organized. I"he public bought
tock eagerly. Money was paid Into
Wright's hands by millions. He waa
at the pinacle of bis success. He spent
millions of dollars for his own personal
gratification. He owned almost a pal
ace in Park lane next to th famous
mansion of the Marquis of London
derry. He purchased a conn try home
upon which he spent money like water.
He filled it was rare work of art,
paintings and statuary. He .owned
steam yachts aud gava lavlshfy to
Then came the crash. The fradon
at Globe Company failed on I)er. I),
1900. dragging down nearly a aaire of
London firms with It. Then, one after
another, the remaining forty com pan
les organized by Whltaker Wright
cm ni bled. Investors lost everything
.Many noble English families were
ruined when the Wright bubble burst
though some Immense fortunes were
made In the early speculations.
Th shame and dUgrace of the col
lapse of the Iondon & Globe, which
had Invested more than $!5,0)0.iv0 In
various enterprise, killed Lord Puf
ferln. For two years Whltaker Wright held
off prosecution, but the clamor of the
public became so strong that Parlta'
meet compelled the authorities to
move. A warrant for Whltaker
Wright's arrest was Issued and be fled
He went to Havre, where he sailed for
the I'nlted Statea. only to be arrested
with his niece aa the steamer touched
the dock. He made a hard fight against
extradition, hut was beaten In tbe Su
Th early llfo of Whltaker Wright
I a staled book. It la not know
whether he waa Ilrltlnh or American
uorn. it la reported that he wa a
naturalised American. It Is known that
he lived la the United Slate many
LAUGH AT PREMIER'S BLUNDER.
Slight Mistake Bring Humiliation) I
The Hungarlun Journal are making
merry at the ccn of Omni Tlssa
the premier, hn aithnnr.fc Mr-erar,
la but free from th foibles of hla
rsste. One of these Is a love to appear
at all functions In Ms uniform ss a re
serve lieutenant of Huaaare. At a re
cent public funeral alur his acewsakm
to office thla led blm Into a ludicrous
scrape. A regular captain of Hussars
of lory principles, who happened to b
on duty, spied th premier la hi re
serve uniform and. therefore, la th po
sition of his subordinate. As on or
two little detaila of th uniform had
not been donned tt captain peremp
torily ordered th "lieutenant" oat of
the church to "dress correctly," and
the premier had no appeal. I lota b
rukhed to rectify hlmelf, but wben
he tot back to church the fsmera! wa
STATESMEN OF SIMILAR NAMES.
Odd Colncldsnc Make Trouble for
Alfred 8. Hall answers twice to th
roll call of tb Massachusetta house
of representatives, ther being two
member of tbat body bearing that
name one from Revor and tb other
from Winchester. He of Revere, who
I the younger, lately married a Win
Chester young lady, and be of Winches
ter, who Is a widower, got most of tb
congratulations, his fellow member
thinking It must b be that wa th
bridegroom, th hrld being from hi
town. Tber Is no end of bother In
sorting out their correspondence. If
la th first time In tbe history of Mas
sachusetta that two lueaibora of th
sam branch of th legislature hav
born th aam aatu.
INDICT MAYOR OF CHICAGO.
Coroner' Jury Hold Harrison In Con
nection With Theater Fir.
Declaring that hla "tendency to
shirk responsibility" I tho cause of a
weak course and Inefficiency" In th
city hall administration, th coroner's
jury In the Iroquois fire Investigation
at Chicago held Mayor Harrison to th
grand jury. "L'util he la discharged
by due course of law," la the tenure of
th term of accusation which the Jury
With Mayor Harrison the following
were held to the grand Jury as re
sponsible In part for the fire and Its at
tending holocaust, which the Jury de
clared waa tbe renult of violations of
the city ordinance in every part of the
Will J. Davis, president of the Iro
quois Theater company and manager
of tho theater. Held to be responsible
for neglect In not seeing that the the
ater waa properly constructed and
William H. Munham. chief of the fire
tiopas vmetit. Held responsible for not
seeing that the theater was equipped
with Ore apparatus aa required by the
ordinance, and with not properly In
structing Fireman William C. SaiieT
In his duties.
George Williams, building commis
sioner. Responsible for allowing
th Iroquois theater to be . opened
t.en not completed, and without hav
ing made a thorough Inspection of th
structure and 11 equipment.
Edward Laughtln, building inspector.
Guilty of gross negligence and neglect
of duty In reporting the theater "O. K."
wben It waa nut properly furnished
William C. Sailer, house fireman at
the theater. Held guilty of gross neg
lect of duty In not reporting to Chief
Musham the condition of the theater
In regard to fire equipments.
James E. Cummings, stage carp"ctor
at the theater. Held guilty of gross
Mayor Carter H. Harrison.
netrlect of duty In not seeing to It that
the theater atage was fully equipped
with apparatus for extlnguUhing Area.
William McMctllett. operator of flood
light. Held to be responsible for neg-
lectlng to have his light properly aafe-
guarded, when he knew the danger of
the contact with an Infiammablo
Msyor Harrloon Is now held In t'j.-
000 bad to await the action of th
grand Jury. Of all th eight men held,
all bav given ball except William Mc-
Mullon, tbe man who operated th
fatal flood light, who ha gone to Jail
in defaalt of finding bondsmen.
CREDENTIALS A WORK OF ART.
SMt Henna's Said to 0 th Finest
Nothing so elegant In the way of
credential ever appeared In th aett-
ate aa those of Senator Hsnna. which
Mr. For k er handed up to the cletk'a
desk one day last week. That I what
th veteran employe of th clerk'
office aay. Written on tb finest parch
ment, the credentials are bouud be
tween full morocco covers, labeled In
girt letter, "Credentials of Senator
Warms A. Ilanna." and tied with
dainty bows of red ribbon, nice eooug!)
for any boudoir, llesldea the usual cer
tificate of the governor aa to the action
of the slat legislature, ther are ele
gant Inscriptions on th parchment
leave telling what th tot waa by
hlch Mr. Mann waa returned for
six year term.
ALWAYS WITH HER HUSBAND.
Gordon Aecompanlsd Central
Through th Civil War.
Through th eiillr civil war Gen.
Gordon' wife acoompanlud blm. never
leaving bis side, sav when tbe exlgru-
clea of campaign mad bar presence
Impossible. To the faithful devotion of
hi wife Gen. Gordon owed hi life.
In th bloody battle of Sharpaburg
Gordon, while In the midst of th ear-
nage, wa ahot live tlmea. Aa noon
aa he tell hla wife rushed to hi aid
and carried htm to safety, stanching
the flow of blood and attending hla
wound until medical aid could be pro
cured. She remained with Mm la th
hospital until be bad recovered and
when Gen. Gordon went back to join
hla command Mrs. Fauci Haralson
Gordon followed her husband.
Cigar Not Bribn.
In case brought at Haverhill,
Mas., to declare the election of Mayor
Wood void because during bl canvaa
for tbe ofllc b treated to cigar, and
was. therefor, guilty of bribery within
th meaning of th law, th grand Jury
of that city na found that ther la no
caua for action a cigars cannot b
ball to b "a valuable consideration."
K Ik Mr
KECP3 OUT THE DUST,
Invention of Prtctleal Va'u t h
Maey a housewife and musaum
curator has had good reaa.in to regret
ihat drawers as a rule are neither
Just nor vermin proof. To have your
treasures, whether they consist of
Kncnn, hooka or unreplacable epecl
mens ruined when they wer appar
ently secure from anything lose than
lire la disheartening to aay th least
Two Swedish Inventors of Piovldenc,
realizing the field that exists fr a
lust and Insect proof drawer put their
Ingenuity to work and have volvd
a very simple but effective construc
tion. The essential feature of th
-onstructlon Is a wooden or metallic
?over for each Individual drawer.
Three edge of this cover, th aide
ind the rear, ere provided with a
lownwardly extending flange, adapted
!o close In Ihe sides and back end of
ihe drawer. The front edge terminates
under -a flange farming an Integral
part of the supporting framework.
This cover Is pivoted at aome nearly
initra! point. "' drawer I
withdrawn hyond this pivotal point
the cover drops down at the back and
raise correspondingly In th front.
ud as a drawer is withdrawn beyond
this pivotal point the cover drop
lown at the back and rnlses corre-
tpondlng'y In the fmnf, allowing lb
irawer to be entirely withdrawn) with
out displacing th cover. The draw
er and cover may oe md of wood,
metal or any suitable material.
Russian Poplar Splitting.
V. R. M. Russian poplar tre
years old. about 1$ feet high and II
Inches in circumference are commenc
ing to split from th bottom: the
tairwM one la split about 4 fuct and
about 2 inches Into the tree.
Ana. It I rather difficult to ay
what cause this bark splitting of the
Ruaalan poplar, hot It la nmr likely
to ha due to climate difficulty than
anythlug else. If you find It mos'tjr
ra the south and west aide at th
tree, then this surmise may he con
sidered to b confirmed. This bark
splitting la caused hy the rapid thaw-
Ilug aud subaoquent fitting of the sap
early In season. Ice crystals are form
ed tteneath the bark which destroy the
tUsucs and lift tho bark from the
wood. The remedy is to utisde toe
trve n that side. No system of band
lug will he. satisfactory becauso a
It. and would simply strangle the In
if (ha split extends through th wiwd
' and I likely to divide the tree, the
J two halves can ho bolted together by
using ordinary bolts of a length nuffl
cietit to cl r the diameter of the
i trunk. The holea can be bored, the
tm'.ts driven through and th burrs
put on. Th new growth will noon
cover them up. When th bark peel
up roughly and curls outward. It la
beat to trim It down somewhat
smoothly on tbe aide and dress It
with paint or grafting wax.
Plastering a House Wlttt Ccmwnt.
D. Mrl Would you recommend
plastering the outside of a house with
Portland cement and aaud? Would
II be likely to crack?
Tly tislng Portland cement to planter
your house. It would make a far bolter
job than dolmt It with limn, for Port
land cement would stand th. weather
far better. All cemen' work, where
It hat a larg attrfaee, or where the
walls are of a considerable length
without any joints or openings iu
them, are apt to crack, and plastering
III do the Mine, especially where the
h'-at of thesun Is great. Rough cast
lug or plastering on th outside uod
to be quite common, but of lata year
it l seldom ilonev
Drying Damp Grain. '
A farmer who had a quantity of
damp corn on his hands discovered
that It cowtd h qalrkly drlJ by plac
ing drain tiles In tbe crib along with
the grain. After a layer of a few teo
of corn he place a layer of tlld a few
feet apart. They can b Inserted
either horisonta! or parallel, with
ticks rwanlng through to keep them
In place. The tll permit fre cir
culation of air through th grata and
absorb large amount of moisture.
The scheme Is said to be admirably
adapted for cribbing aoft cor, and
(he grain always dries out without th
leant beating. The scheme I also ap
plIcaMa to a bin of damp' oats, buck
wheat or other grain.
Hn Eating Egge.
E. ft. What I a grod method of
curing hen of eating their eggsT
Ana. First of all, have darkened
nesta ao arranged that the hen bav
to make two or three turn la their
way Into tb nests; then plsr four
or five crockery egn or round atone
painted whit In each nest. If thla la
not enough, rare th points of th
fowl' bill until they ar tender, o
that they will not enjoy ixcklag a
crockery or lon gg.