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THE Arizona Earn Hi i xn y WE WANT TO TALK TO THE PEOPLE FROM UPTOWN. DOWN TOWN AND ALL OVER TOWN. EVERY ARTICLE IN THE STORE REDUCED PRICES WAY DOWN BELOW THE USUAL. lf SUNS ET 1 V PO'JTES P IfQ nn iLU r I The Line That Discovered Phoenix. "We beg to announce that for Second I emtort I to be held in Phoenix, the Southern Pacific Company and Gila Valley Globe & Northern R. R. will make rate of V2 CENTvS PER MILE No Time Lost On tine Meals and Miles Go Together M. O. BICKNELL. Gen. Pass. Aent. L. H. LANDIS, General Agent. "Washington, Oct. 13. (Special cor respondence of The Republican.) I re call two conversations with General Grant, both of them connected with in cidents that took place during the war between the states. The first was in Washington while he was still the head of the army. At that time he was liv ing in Georgetown. Two or three of his old companions in arms were about to call on him one evening and I was invited to accompany them. We found the general alone, quietly enjoying his cigar in the library. He was styled the 'Silent Man," but that evening he was in a chatty mood, and talked most de lightfully about scenes he had wit nessed, carefully avoiding anything personal to himself, that would appear like boasting of his achievements. Among other things talked about was the capabilities of various command era, and what he said of some of those who had won fjime on the federal side so impressed me that even if I had not jotted it down immediately after leav ing him. it would never be erased from my mind. In speaking of General Sherman he said, in substance: "Sherman is the greatest strategist the war produced on either fide. In fact he will rank as one of the very few great strategists, of the world's history. He could so maneuver his army as to bewilder his opponent, and force him to abandon, almost without a fight, his strongest positions. His campaign from Chattanooga to At lanta displayed the wonderful resources of the man, while that from Atlanta t the sea displayed his capacity for be wildering his enemy and masking his own movements. With it all he was a fighting general. but was much stronger as a strategist than as a tac tician. At t!e beginning of the war he was very impulsive, but as the war progressed, while he lost none of his exuberance of spirits his impulsive I ncss was tempered by caution. I never i found him wanting. Even when he ' did not approve some projected move ment he never failed to give it his best support. I "Thomas was not so much of a j strategist, but he excelled as a tacti ! ciau. He was never fully at himself i until the men began to fall around ;him; then he instinctively knew where to place his men to the best advan- tage and to fight them to the greatest ! purpose. He was methodical in mind jand movement, frequently over-cau-! tious. There are always many risks j in war. bat Thomas, if possible to ! avoid it. would not take any. He would not move until everything was I ready in the fullest sense, and then i would not move rapidly, but when the ; battle opened his mind cleared and he was a veritable rock. The battle of I Nashville was an example of this. I j grew impatient and urged him again land again to attack Hood, but he would rather have resigned the com mand than to move until in his judg ment he was fully prepared. When he did mow he won a great victory. Sheridan might be called unique I anions commanders. Better than any other man in the army he knew how j to command infantry, cavalry or ar 1 tillery. separately or combined.' With I him each of the three arms of the I service was always in its proper place, and where it could do the most effeet . ive execution. His eye was quiek and ' his judgment as quick as his eye. and with him execution followed immedi I ately upon the conclusion of his judg- ment. He was both a strategist and a I tactician. I could always rely on Sher : idan and Hancock being at the ap ' pointed place at the appointed time. '. Other generals frequently failed, espe ! cially in point of time, but Hancock ! and Sheridan never. When the hour ' was fixed for opening a battle the guns ! of Hancock were sure to be heard at ; the appointed minute, and he always ' made a steady, aggressive battle."' j The other conversation I more espe- cially recall took place shortly after his ; return from his tour around the world. ! It was on a train going from Chicago to Indianapolis. I had asked some ' questions about his tour, and finally In ' quired what he regarded the happiest moment or it all. ltn an lmpressive ness and seriousness I shall never for get, he said: "The happiest moment of all the trip was when we placed our feet on American soil at San Krancisco. Happy from a devout thankfulness that a kind Providence had so guarded us that we had been able to take such a journey and escape from all dangers, and re turn in safety, and then because I came back more than ever convinced that America was the most precious country in the world in which to live." His return and the grand receptions tendered him had again started the discussion as to his merits as a com mander, and some of the papers were reverting to his famous phrase that he "proposed to fight it out on that line if it took all summer." I made bold to ask him what was really in his mind when he wrote that phrase. He in quired why. and I replied that I re called the various comments made at the time, and the asservatlons of some critics that he did not fight it out on that line, but abandoned it for another, the one followed by McClellan, and that the same criticisms had recently been reiterated. He said: "Perhaps they misunderstood what I meant by 'line.' From the very begin ning of the war. 'On to Richmond' had been the cry, and Richmond was the objective point in each of the preced ing campaigns. I began the campaign of 1S64 with a different objective. It being Lee's army. It is true my army was headed toward Richmond, but I was not caring very much about the place. To capture it would have had H. moral effect, both in the north and in the south, elating the one and depress ing the other, but just at that time it would" have been a sort of white ele phant on my hands, unless I could get 'Lee's army. Lee's army was the Con federacy, the rebellion. If I got Rich mond and did not get Lee the war would 'still go on. taking a large part of my fighting force to hold the city. If I got Lee I knew I would get Rich mond. Richmond being in the mind of the people of the north, it is possible they thought I meant that I would fol low the road I was then on, through Slottsylvania to Richmond. I do not Made in New York ' Fiji VERY leading tailor from other citiete H j goes to New York once or twice a year to learn the styles. " Alfred Benjamin Sz Co. are in New York "the year round their styles are the New i ork styles, not of six months ago, but of to-day. Wear Alfred Benjamin & Co. clothes, made from the best fabrics by the most skilled tailormen, and you will be properly dressed. - Correct Clothes for Men Exclusive Agent Here RA.THARALDSOM PHCtNlX.ARIZ. recall all the circumstances of the let ter, but my Impression is that some one told me the president was anxious for news of how I was progressing, and I wrote that I was pegging away, and intended to fight it out on that line, if it took all summer." Then, with a. merry twinkle of his eye. lie said: "It took longer than all summer, but I! kept lagging." Speaking of Grant, recalls a conver sation I once had with Gen. C. O. How ard. We were traveling together and discussing various commnnders. Grant's character as a commander was: mentioned when Gen. Howard said: I "To my mind one of Gi ant's greatest , characteristics was his utter telf abne-l gation. This was illustrated at Peters-! burg and has never received the high1 commendation it deserves. While Sher man was making his march from Sa vannah. Grant was subjected to the severest criticism for not driving Lee from Petersburg. No doubt exists that had Grant desired he could have forced Lee from that stronghold, but he wait ed, oblivious to all criticism. If he pushed Lee out. the Army of Northern Virginia could have readily escaped to the south, and there, strengthened by the confederate under Taylor and others. prolonged the war many months. Grant knew this, and he wait ed until Sherman had got so near that final escape for Lee was impossible, and then drove his forces over and round Petersburg to win victories fo: his own glory." Of all the generals I have talkec" with, the most delightful in every way was Sherman. To talk with him or rather to listen while he talked, was like being amid the fresli ocean breez es. He threw conventionalities aside, and talked with a crispness and fresh ness that was truly fascinating. All through his conversations there were flashes of the genius of the man that marked his great personality. I once made some remark about the unjust criticisms that had been indulged In by the press against some of the com manders during the war. when he said "Yes. they said I was crazy. I wasn't, but it is a wonder I escaped being driven crazy while in Kentucky. There was the war department sending me a dozen contradictory orders a day; McClellan would follow it up with an other half dozen; Fremont at St. Louis would jump on me with a hundred suggestions as to what ought to be done, the rebels in Kentucky were bothering the life out of me, and the unionists were clamoring for protec tion and a thousand othr impossible things, and then, worse than all, the newspaper correspondents were worry ing me to death to find out what I was going to do, what I was not going to do; wha"t I thought the rebels would do. I believe that it was old Peter the Great who said he only had two law yers in his empire and he intended toi hang one cf them as soon as he return ed. If the government at the very outset of the war, had ordered every newspaper man excluded from the army, the war would have ended at least a year earlier than it did, ani thousands of lives would have betn saved. Many of the newspaper cor respondents were really gifted with a military Instinct, and knowing the re sources of the army would instinctive ly discern what movement ought to be made, and would at once flash it to their papers; the papers would get to the south, and, you know, forewarned is forearmed. More than one very promising projected movement had to be abandoned because some sharp newspaper man had guessed it." One day in 1SS I was with him on a train on the Vandaiia road. He wa on his way to attend a campfire or the G. A. It., at Indianaiolis, when we reached Greencastle a committee from Indianapolis boarded the train. After the introductions were made, one of the committee remarked that at the campfire would be an old relic that would be of interest to him. The gen eral asked what it was, and was in formed it was the flag with which he had waved the signal "Hold the fort." The following conversation took place. - "And you are sure you have got the right flag? You know there were about forty of thoce flags." "Yes, we are sure about it, for we. got it from the son of the man who waved the signal." "Well, I am glad you have got the right one, and there is no mistake about it. The man who waved the signal ought to know." Pretty soon the committee moved to another part of the car, and General Sherman turned to me with one of his hearty laughs. "You heard." said he, "w hat that man said about th i flag. He has got the right one and no mistake; he got it from the eon of the man who waved the signal. Well, all I have to say about it is that I never sent any such message. I was not coming, but I was going. I had ordered Corse to Altoona, but did not know whether he had got there, and I signaled 'Where Corse?' The reply came back that he was in the fort and was able to whip hell. I think he said he was minus an ear and a nose or something of that sort. It is queer how these relics multiply." As the train pulled into the station at Indianapolis the band struck up "Marching Through Georgia." and Sherman turned to me and said: If I had known I was to be followed every rear. I could have doubled him up 1iW a carpenter's rule and rolled him bavk. in confusion on the rt of Grant n army, when the flsht could have bfn taken up by other Confederal? dlvisiors in front. Nothing: ulJ liave 4vrd Grant but a rapid and 4alrou!i re treat across the lUpidiu. I urged, tie movement, but waa r trtnitted to where by such a tune as that. I'll be! undertake it until almor nijht It have marched then succeeded so f-ir a fersaaum un Sedgwick was tom.ct-i.i i-ut fail d of the great result t&at .r4 haw been obtained had It fere ta?sj early in the day. My heart la-taia, fi wa d d if I would ever through Georgia." One time I asked him in regard to a story that had been told in some news paper about his having said in sub stance, that he and Sheridan would J a glorious opjvortuiiil jr 4 Sf often go to Grant's headquarters and j came again to Le' armr' each outline a plan of campaign; that'. At one time I ask-d kin Mt ! Grant would listen to them and then, thought of Grant as a crmtn4-r. nd in half a dozen words point out thehe replied: impracticability of the plans they sug-! "He was a really crr( tfra.;. AT - gested, and in another half dozen words outline one of his own plans, so masterly that he and Sheridan would immeuiaieiy give it tneir endorsement. ei muugiu n nec-iirjr to eri- He said: before he came. We knw fc would "Nothing in it. First, Sheridan and j light, and tight at rvrry mi""v:!ity I never served together except a few I and fight hard and i-ritnly. months, and at that time he was only' all knew the end was r.rtr and was a commander of a division. If the pa-j "tire to come. All we hrpTj was to Ue per had said McPherson. there would j lav until we could force better term have been more probability in it. butjl believe, however, that had wt- yicIU even then no truth. Grant did not ed at any time Grant would have pru often consult any of us, and I do not ! posed the same generous term. Jl remember his ever giving to me any of 1 was a most generous adversary." ter he took command f tt Ar. r of the Potomac therp a ajr; r watchfulness on our part tb mr had his plans and all we had to do was to carry them out. McPherson was a su- Ierior soldier and more than any one I had several conversations with Gen. Longstreet. He always (.- with great candor and impred you sise enjoyed the confidence of Giant. "'th hvs honesty of puri-se and uT nut I do not think he was taken into i thought. In shaking of Gene ral confidence when a campaign wa being i Lee, he said: planned. The western army was a great j "Lee had the most uninuml-.l in army with a corps of brigade and di- fidence in his army, and the army tr visioji commanders unexcelled. Why. paid in kind. There was nothing; li with that army I could have overturn- would order them to do that they oti--l ed every power in Europe." not enthusiastically undertake. He The Confederate General, John 15. not only a cautious but a very dariri; Gordon, was very much like Sherman ' 'ommaiiior. Hooker hesitated and I . in his breezy way of talking. I met him: daring all. took advantagt-i.f that hew once when he was on one of his lee- j itation and administered on 'Hooker a turing tours and enjoyed several hours' bloody defeat. Lee was not nelf a&si-rt-listening to his remiscences. He pos-' 've- In that he w as like. Gi ant. H sessed great dramatic powers in de- ! took whatever the authorities jave hi.n scribing battle scenes. In listening to' a,lJ did the best he could itl the nm him the whole battle panorama moved, terial. He might have been lM-tator "of before you. and you could almost think lne south had he b-e mVifcu j-i you heard the rattle of the musketry: that line. By a word c4 tti and the thundering of cannon. ' overturned the Uivu erttimi but" were talking about ' disappointments ,,e would not speak h orrJ. It- H when he aid: often thwarted by th4 in at "I was many times disappointed a" Richmond, but no word f r-tx!it to results, but twice the disappoint- ever fell from his I!p." ments were actually- heartbreaking. In ' o a ' both I could have cursed fate with as much vim as the army swore In Flan ders. The first was at Cedar Creek. The I i is ltf Review warn lb ' ' nn men of that city that th- surest way We had surprised and beaten Sheri- 'xU"ction ' V- dan's army to a frazzle. Oh. it was tody. It tells them thai Uit Ik just beautiful the way all our plans litical parties in u,r city, Ut at u worked out. In all of the war there for them " aii ih.i n, n... i move they make will le fh laa. Hm had been no defeat more complete. WitVl the PTPOiktlnn .-i f ft-nolt n . . . T Sheridan's army was a rabble, andi if lhoy ke"r' "ul "f that nucleus we could have destroyed' l,ronnses them Imn.uni'j- for t.w.-. in another half hour. Our men were ' The saloon men there jt ntnt clated and nothing the federals could ' gar.ized ihi-insclvrs itit. m mm-trlf ai 4 have done would have stopped them.' "The Knights of the Hurat Afxh" In the very midst of our triumph we J o stopped not from anything the enemy Thomas IX Moihv. forrasf efcw r did. but because our commander j polite of phoenis. bu( a rriOrtt f thought we had won 'enough glory for Yuma for several y.-ars. ham Ur . one day. It was actually heart break-j mil ted to the bar of Yua c-jurIj. 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