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ORIGIN OF THE CADET GRAY.
First Wom by Regular* Under Gen eral Scott In War of ‘.812. "Cadet Kray.." the uniform worn by the cadet* of the United States Mili tary Academy at West Point, was sug gested by the act of General Winfield 6cou In adopting It for a body of troofis under his command. While stationed at Buffalo. In th% summer of 1814. General Scott wrote to the quartermaster for a new sup ply of clothing for the regulars. Word Soon came back that blue cloth, such as used In the army, could not be ob tained. owing to the stringency of the blockade and the lack of manufaefur ers Jn the country, but that there was sufficient gray cloth—now known as "cadet gray'*—ln Philadelphia. Scott ordered It made up for his soldiers and In these new gray suits they marched down the Niagara river on the Canada side, la the direction of Chippewa. It was just before the battle known by that name, which oc curred early in July. General Ralll, the British command er, looked upon them with contempt when preparing for battle on the morning of the sth. for the Marquis of Tweedale. who. with the British ad vance. had skirmished with them all the day before, bad reported that they were only a "Buffalo militia" and ac counted for their fighting so well and driving him Into hla Intrenchmenta north of the Chippewa river by the fact that It was the anniversary of American Independence that stimu lated them. On account of the victory won at Chippewa that day. chiefly by these soldiers In gray, and In honor of Scott and hla troops, that style of cloth was adopted at the military academy at West Point as the uniform of the ca dets. THE AFTER-DINNER ORATOR. English Innovation Has Many Good Points to Recommend It* A Ixmdon club, the Bartholomew, gave Us annual banquet the other day. The postprandial orators were cos splcuous by their silence Not a speech was made. When the banquet had reached the oratorical stage Utils books were distributed among tbs guests and in these booklets were printed the speeches of the gentle men who had accepted Invitations to respond to toasts. London Truth gays (his banquet was an epoch making af fair. It was certainly a unique one and not unworthy of imitation on this side of the Atlantic. The Bartholo mew club of London lias established a precedent which ought not to he ignored In the United Slates because of Its Kngllsh origin. The banquet is entitled to some consideration and should be protected when the after dinner orator, like the brook. Is In clined 10 "go on forever." In con gress a speaker is "given permission to print." and really never delivers his speech. The plan might work wall nt banquets. Quakers Leave London. For the first lime since 1762 the pr.nual meeting of the Society of Friend*, the Quakers, will he held, this >tar, outside of London. The "allure* nenls of London" have, It appears, proved too much for the degenerate delegates of the present day. "Why," said a Quaker of high standing. Friends, members of old Quaker fam Hies, have been known to drive up to the meeting house In molcr cars!'* THE STATESMAN, DtNVER, COLORADO, THE COLORADO & SOUTHERN RY. is the SHORT LINE To Colorado Springs Pueblo Cripple Creek Leadville Fort Worth All trains carry handsome equip ment, scheduled at such convenient hours and always punctual. If you want the best see that your ticket reads C. A S. A Spectator. Livin' calm and peaceful. From excitement free, I read the dally paper An’ that a fun enough for ma. Some axe soilin' kidnapped. An' acme aie raidin' Cain, Some are makin* merry Over other people a pain. ‘World'll a stagesays Shakeapeara, It's a tiuth profound. An’ the curtain ilses When the pnjM-r comes around, ting* an plowmen movin' lii a plot U at s fine to see. i the dally jjiper. 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