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Openwork Fabrics are lo Form a
Large Part of Season's Modes.
It is trnid in Tiu.V KoMs ali Kiuuly ?<>
l?0 Mndc Into 'J'hin Drcssrs?Tlie
Kcw Tfiiumin^s'J'hat Knsli
iuiiablc "Woiimmi Huy.
Tlne new materiaJs are so admirable that
they tcanpt the purse.
(Mrs. G?v>rge Gould, snug in a. tan tailor
araade, with box plaited lr.uk. sailed down
Ihe aVsles or a handsomc depa.rtmeiit storo
on IBroadway thc. other day and paus-.d in
tfront of the smnmei coods oounlur. In
tfront of her were sjKvdily spread out.
ipioces of ig-oods box plaited and goods
elrlped tuid plaJdcd. They were of ali col
ors uud in ali ligurus but undr multi
jplicity did imt confuse h?--r.
JOattcr of fact. .as a housewife sciects j
Bicr.tablo storos. yel ta-stefuily as an art I
oonnoissuur se.lects rugs, she picked up
Uhls and that ipiooe of goods and ordercd .
for m. dress pattern. Xo length was named
xind the quanlity was left to tlie sales
snan. After .sho left ali were bundled to- j
ge-ther and nli'ipped ttu her lown house, i
Whoro seamstresses will fashion light
Siwwmor dresses from the prctty matcrials. |
?Tho women of fa.shion ln Xew York buy I
ithedr igowins in tliree wuys. Their lirst
ctelecVlous are thv ready made models Uuit |
?re brought in the. lirst of the season and j
?o!d for fancy prices. Here they can lind |
tho luewcsL stylos and get the --idvautage ,
of foivign anu, domestlc ovi.ttcrns. Then j
?omo tln.- fiuwns that are to be inade by
tfhe ladies' tailors; tluese include the dis
?ttnotivo and cluiractierisUc dresses such
as -every woman likes to own. And. tin- :
ally, there 1s the work donc by the seam- |
?tress who fashions pietty dresses out of !
?cheap goods and iits her tmistress out j
?with many pretty little tmodes for summer :
Vtrear. , i
The new sunror goods, while no: ch:ap,
lhave tlm virtue of being very casily made.
tThero is a box Q>laited lawn. for example,
-which comes with the finlest box plaits
ruiwiing across it like tucki'Jig. 11 is. un
Jtortuna-Tcly, not cheap goods, but on the
?other hand it needs absolutely 110 trim
anlng. A waist of this juaterial with skirt
?md tunic ?f tlie same- is as 'handsome as
?. laiwu dre-ts can well he. A silk stoek
?mQ belt bcth tfastenod in front wi'Ui
.suvsunlng ends complcte tlw gowsi. If to
at be udded a curvod llounoe 'upou the un
derskirt.. than the dress becomes fine
?nough for tlw lawn purties of a Belmont
or for A'k".oria"s own functlons.
BSts. Ktuyve^ant l^.sh. the society woman
ahout whom so much is wrilw?n. has many
lawn and light weight gowns of cambrlc. i
fcaittetc, anull and <hailie cacli summer. ]
?This year at lea-st six of her Jrosscs will j
oe shiwr goods with llowers embroldered |
?Upon the surfacc. The cnibroidery is not;
?5??ne by hand.'but-is tlw pr?!ly and rcg- j
?ular machnery em'>ioi<le'y whjch upro- i
?duoes tho Uow.:'.rs in a naturul mannor. The j
Style of nutking these dresses will be with :
Tlbbon trftwmings. Xarrow riblmns will i
?itripe the iwa-lsts and baby ribbons will .
r-^'n" fljnim; upon the skirt.
? Ti.'.y havo a new way of trimming |
^rcas"tf*Kir:s. It in used upon lighi-weight J
wool goods or upon cotton. For summer, |
?pon cambrics <.r.d lawns, it ia very effee- j
tm'tu Tiio MuUoria.. whloh is prefcrably a;
mlatoi one. to tr.nUi to strtyes of narrow j
ribbon. which is scn-rc -- the sroods before.
*t is made up. It is stltched tolthe goods
Jn?lu*tors of three, with a space of two
flnohes bctween 4ho triple ciu^-tcrs.. lllb
fcon is tiien stitched a?i?ss the goods in
<ho oUticrdirectlon, ln the sarnn manncr.
^A'hen the work ln completed it will be i
ffound that tho rUWbon has -crossed the j
coods ia *uch a way as to mak? great i
open *Qt?Tea, pvlag it the sctnblance of
a artaid. The aflvaaitage of thls is that an
?xpensiv? SWods -can be made to resemble 3
? sa<Un etrtped latorlc, and tplain materiils \
<san be glven the satln pla'.d effect. It is ]
?. <deal of work, but a>ays tor itself ln tbe j
?nfl it noveKy is dealred. |
JFnt very shecr ?oods ATsBlfici&l ilowers
- ?j?,JHse4, snueh ln jhe?amo-wayas rlb
a>op trimsnlngs. The trmalleeL flatteet 111
' AesotXlvoa'alley strestUohedtothe under
?kl^'maklnjr a-^fesloon around Ihe fciot. ?
%-Another ?tyle-.sB-4he;-Plala, which is ac-. j
\? ?ompltBhed^yA?eWlncr tbe ilowers upon.;
and crossing the flowers 'to form a floral
pla'd. The ruws of llowers are st'tched
upon the skirt. isometime.s. in such a way
as to 'inake a large open diamond.
Tho popularity of the skirt which op?ns
in front. or upon the skle, js not on the
wane. Uvcii when ihe back is ibox-plait
ed, the opening is upon the side. lt is lo
cateii in the siwm^at the left side of the
front. :md is ?-itlier treai;< d invisibly or is
?tivat<id in a deconitive way. Mrs. Arthur
P.igct, tho American Kader ef London
?soci.-ty. a.ppea.red ia.t a South African ben
i-lit in a gown of Scotch b.-isket cloth,
iiiailn willi an old-fashioned basque and
ripple skipt with itunie. The tnnie opon
ii] on ihe side, and w.is secured with
three very larga coral buttons, set around
with rhlni .stones. 'She wore coral jewelry.
Tl.ough this is not a jewelry talk,
menlion must be made of the beaulil'ul
new pieres in coral and diamonds. At
the Metropolltan Opera House the other
evening a fair box holder bared one
band ,-ind. upon the middle finger, shone
an immense circular Ting with center
of coral surroundcd by diamonds. Dia
moml and coral neeklaecs are also dis
played. Those of u? who own old coral
jewelry can be up to style. by having
it reset with such diamonds as we may
A gown lhat cannot be matehed out
side of its own kind is now being made
for one of New A'ork's western heir
esses. lt is of coffee colored batiste
with open stripes of lace. Undcrneath
the laccy strijies there is set a piece
of coral satin. The box 7>Iaited skirt is
treatcd in the same way, with tlie lace
stripes forming ihe upper or outsida
of the plalts. Panno coral velvet forms
the belt nnd stock. both -of which are
to bo worn with a buckle of coral'and
New stocks are made of two ' ma
. gjf SU3SY0 psSlQSi JI S HOWS JHfi LATE5T ?fTY|<Bi ?_;? _
tefiais, velvet and chlffon, loops of each
settihg outiSiiiaray?4?nder the cliln with
ends. ,?- ','?"'?''? " ?'"'?''? i ?
One phould speak of summer trlm
mlngs, but to tell the truth ' the new
fabrics are sp decoratlve in themselves
that few' trimmings are needed, an un
derlay of taffeta being all thatls neces
Some of the most charming rcsults
are obtalned by the use of very nar?
row ribbon. The cord upon the edge
of the ribbon is' pullod until the ribbon
is nlcely shlrred. lt is then stitched to
the goods to form a design. A . still
pretUer ribbon trimmlng is obtained by
pulling the cord upon the edge of the
ribbon and not upon the other. The
shlrred edge is then stitched to' the
goods in such a way that the ribbon.
stands upright. This trimming is set
arbund _the embrodered fiowers, mak
ing them look very natural and pretty.
Mousseline is tho sensational material of
the summer. It ls a cotton goods with a
silk finlsh. Not in the Icast like mossc
line de soio. It has all the- r-legance of
?that material, though it looks more like
eilk. Unfortunately it is cxpensive,
though being of double wldth less is re
Many wonuen do not care to sr>:nl a
dollar a jard upon sumimer go:id?. and for
them there r-re little cheap imitations that
answer every purpose. The challies look
much like mousseline if the saine shtures
aro selected and if the dress is made up
with an-equal degree of care. L??t tho
trimmings bo care/ully selerted and make
j them" after the test inodels, Do not think
that you cannot, with limited purse, ac
i eompMsh rcsults, for you will lind, on
( short trial, that much can be done with
i 20 cent goods, narrow ribbon and patiencc.
I Frcneh knots. which have many loops
j and no ends, of panno velvet, can 1? used
for draping rullics and for helt and stock.
Tlie windmill bow with its four loops and
r,o ends is rivalled now by the French knot
and the chou rosetto. the last being of
1'ght material. very thlck and full.
The plain goods are hardly to bo seen
tinlcss designed to be wom 'with an over
drcss of lace, chiffon or liatiste. Figures
run ru t over all goods or stripes ehaso
themselves over the surfaecs which are
not ciiss-cros^ed wi.th.vplaids. s
Tliey Havo Bccotnc Invaluale lo People
AVlio Live Pnrtor the YVIiole Year
in tho Country or tlio ! it'ttrlis.
Those who aro looking around for some
little gift for a friend who lives a part
or tho whole of the year in the country,
cannot please him better than Oy select
ing ono of the new whistlos; it- is well,
iherefor, to bcar in mind how accepUblo
as souvenirs are theso tritles.
Indec-d. whistlca are for tho moment 'he
smantest little: doodaclles that aro to b3
seen. It is astonishing how many times
a. day men. iifid women, too. for that mat
tor, find the occasion to use them. Tlie-.
call their dogs with one; somct'mes their
??"Tiiat is aiary's or Henry's wi.ist e.''
is an expre?sion hcard ali over the pa e.
When returning from a drlve in a mn
aoout or single trap, the whisUe is a
splendid) eomiminication with the stabie.
and so soon ;is its thrilling notc is heard,
;i groom comes running U]> to the hous.->
10 be on the spot when he is r.ced-ed. ln
facf, one never knows how inrlispfcnsab'e
this little signal is until. aiter h iving
oncd possessed one, it l:a< bc n lost or
mtslaid. To prevent such a grievance as
this. tho new ones have attacbed to thf-m
a line safety chain, similar to the ones
?worn on eyeglasses. with a pin on one
ond which fasU-ns it to the eovt. T.-.at
is, imen wpar their whistlcs fastc-nsd to
them in this way and drop them in the:r
upper vest pockets. Women usually wear
them suspended from tho belt.
Th? nowesit wlhistles are extremely dain
ty and pretty. They are m;ul? of sold
or gun metal. Tho crol.-l ono-s ar-.: most
attractivo when perfectly -p'ain in de
s-isn. Some'of them am quite unlqu? in
shape and suggeslivo of tinv tnb:gga.-s
Again, others aro most eiabor.ito. One
?that was recently seen, and whiWi ha-;
just como from London, was of gun metal
in tho old-fcishtoned. orthndox shape.
A largo ppider was wroucht upon it and
tho cylinder part was enclrcled by its
claws. In tho foack of tihe spider was
sunkcn a very largo emerald. Many o."
them aro seen with topazos and amethysts
in ihe itop, and they aro quite enchanting.
At a gay dinner party g:ven at L?nox,
hardly a fortnlght ago, threo rf the m n
present fook out -their whistle* to tes;
tho quality of their tonc.
Tho incident was very amusing. and e=
pecially so as they gave out three dis
tinct and d'ifferent tones. One was horri
My shrill and unplcasant. Their mu-i
cnl character should. iherefore, n- t be
lost sight of when selecting them.?Boston
Globe. \
. DuringtheWweek we bad nine applications from Richmond firms for our grarinates, bnlv ,fo?r of -*:,
.which places.we could filU every competent student being Employed. .Names to verifv this statement will
be furnished prospective patrons. We secare gradriates satisfactory sjtuations or refimd in cash the -
money paid for uitioo. Why not look into,this matter? MASSEY BUSINESS COLLEGE, Mavo Buildmg,
"P.nrwpr Mnin and Seveuth Streets, Richmond, Va. "".?'"
An Unequalled Laader of an Incom
parable Host.
;V Cscsar Without His x\mbitioii; A f
Frcdcrick "IVitliout. His Tyraimy;
A Washingtoii Without
His Kcivartl.
In celebration of General Lee's birth
day, on January 13th last, the tenth an
nual banquet of fPickelt-Buchanan Cam-i,
?Confederato. Vctcrans. he'.d at the At
lantic ?Ko'tcl. in 'Xorfolk, was an interest
iug occasion. Among the toasts respond
ed to was that entitled "Lce and (His
Men; An Unequal Leader of an Incompar
abla Ho.-m," to which Judge T. S. Car
nett addressed himsclf. Judge Garnett's
remarks were rciceived with great ert'hu
siasrn, and ho' paid a lofty tribute to
G-eneral Lec and the private Confederate
Judge Garnett said:
My Brothcrs:?J.t is gonerally believed
?that the crtiel and ttnusual punishment
known as "hazing," has been abolished
from all rcspecitable military schoois and
I regret to fcel that I am a victim to
a process quito as heartless at the hands
of your committee .this evening. -who have
liu.i-a'.iy, at the. eleventh hour, and at the
last minute theraof, boiind me hand and
foot. ibucked and gagged me, pluced up?
on me tho well-reme-mbered barrel-skirt
and paraded me before the Camp under
the di.sguiso of a. speaker, duly labelled
and set up in type as resrponding to a
1 never witnessed even the ordinary cul
i<:-;t unilergoing his w:-H-nierlted punish?
ment in winter-quarters, doing double
dutv or totlng wood, without a l'eeling
of sympa.lhy, nor did I ever see a desert
er shot 'to dea.th in the presence of the
brigade without a pang of regret.
illay I then beg of you a little
tendernOKS of heart as I tell you that 1
had rather bo sh'ot as a dcserter than
atilict you with tmy crude, has-ty and un
digested thoughts ui>on tho noble theme
to which I have been summonod. Be
ca.use, of a.U the subjects which can en
g.igo our minds this day, the greatest
and best -must ihe the "Life. Character
and Meniory of General Leo."
As to Isis life iand character it would
be scarcely less presumptuous for me to
s.peak to you, his faithful followers and
friends, than if I undertook to narrate
your several family his-tories or tell you
your own fathers' virtues. The promi
nent and ever-imemorable facts of Gen?
eral Lee's life are stamped indellibly
upon your minds. and his milltaj-y glo
rle's are so fixed in the memories of ev?
ery veteran. that iwhen tlie last trumpet
shall have 'been sounded. and the dead?
the unforgotton dead who sank to dcath
at his oommanding, shall have all been
quickened. in the twinkling of an eye,
they will arise' from bencath the sliade of
J.iclcson's beloved trees, on the far side
of the cold river, and take their old places
in the solid ranks where steel once glist
encd, ready to move at "early dawn" to
mcet the judgment then to be passed
uiion him who had so oft'wi ridden old
"Traveler" through their mdst.
I dare not, the.-efore, repeat the story
nf his fama to you who shared it in some
part on every field of glory or in the
tented camp, or on the long march or in
tha oheerless hnouac.
Rather let me'speak of him as I re
memher him?a anemory as precious as
earth ?can give?and lest I pi'tch my key i
too high. let me go back to my fooyhood's |
?happy days, when at school near Ar- |
lington, I rused to see iLieutenani Colonel I
Robert Lee rlde over on his chestnut sor- |
rel from Arlington to Seminary Hill. near
Aicxandria. alone. quietly dismount, tie
his horMJ to the fehce and enter the lit?
tle, chapel, taklng his scat near. by me,
as Sunday after Sunday was his custom,
whenever he happened to bo at home on
furlough. At that time ho was Lieutenant
Colonel of the Second Cavalry, and a lit
tlo later he became -Colonel of the First,
as the following letter. shows:
"Arlington, Washington City P. O.,
"April 20, 1S61.
"Honorable Simon Cameron, Secretarj' of
"Sir,?I have the honor to tender resig?
nation of my commissipn as Colonel of
tho First Regfment- of'Cavalry.
"Very respectiful'.y.
"Your obedlent servant,
1 "R. E. LEE,
"Colonel First Cavalry."
The very roext morning, just at day
break, as I was checking my trunk, com
ing South, at Alexandria. I brushed up
against a military-looking man, with a j
dark moustache, but otherwlse clean
shaven face, getting* his trunk
checked at the door ' of the sam?
beggage car. This was ? Colonel
"Uee, and 'had I known. at~that tnoment
that (he" had just come from the presence
ofl <3eneraJl Qcott, -who had ,prevailed
upon^IPresIdent Lincoln?' to --.tender^ to
?Colonel Xiee the.; co-nim&nd 'of ;thei?A?tIve
had deelined it, I wouid have fallen at
his feet ? artd chaaked God for his un
p&ralleled devotion to duty.
How fc-w of us ever think of this!
How manv or us know what wou.d
have hap.pened if 'he had chosen the other
cour'se. ? ... ?
Imagine [Lee at -Sharpsburg with ,S.,
000 men, and McCIellan opposing him
with 27,00u. ?
Picture to vourself Lee at Chancellors
villc- with 12C,000 men eonfronted oy Hook
er with 40,000. '
Suppcse, for one moment, that at the
Wilcierness and Spotsylvania Lee, -with
125 0V) had moved against Grant with 4a,
000 men?where would Grant's place in
history be to-day?
Tha journey to Richmond was interrupt
ed at Gordonsvllle. and there I saw Col
onel Lee uncheok his trunk. as we had
do in those days, and have it transferred
to tho Richmond train. I can remember
dlstinctly as I stood at his elbow, that
1 said to myse'.f?here is a ma:i who ls
destined to high command, and as I am
going to follow h'-m. I will take a good
look at him. I studied every feature of
his face, and though his -countenar.ce was
serious and clouded with sombre
thought that day, I turned away as he
left me with the thouzht that he was
handsomo beyond the men I had ever
Agalh I saw him when I enlifted in
May, JS61, and once or twice in 1S02, no
tabiv at his headquarters below Rich?
mond. just after the raid of General
Stuart around McClelian, on the Chick
ahominy. Ho had allowed his beard to
grow and it had 'turned very gray.
I saw lum no more until the 2d day of
Julv, 1SG3. at Gettysburg, nor oan I dwel!
on that vlew of him further than to speak
of carrying dispatches from General Stu?
art there.
At Hagerstown I carried messages to
General Lee and found him fiying at his
headquarters for tha first time "The Mllk
'White Banner of tho Confederacy,"
with the Ibaltle flag as its union, which
formed tho next to the last 'Xational Flag
of our Country.
AArith occasional glimpses of him on the
march as we entered upon the fall cam
paign of lSGiJ. I was leaTning to -look up?
on him as no longer a curiosity. I knew
nothing of him ipersonally up to that
But in the winter of 1SG4 I was sent
to him frequently and as the aid-de-camp
of General Stuart was admitted on oc
casion to the commanding General's tent
He would speak to me briefly, but with a
cordial and gentle deep tone, and would
ask after Stuart with good .will and
kindlv interest.
I can recall the deep impression these
interviows mado upon me. Xo emperor
on 'his throne, nor. prince nor potentate
on earth could inspire me with the sense
of superiority iwhich I felt General Lee
pos?essed over ali mankind. The atmos
?phere about him was that of the high
mountains, raro and invigoratlng. and
thc mental vis-ion was treated to a sense
of tho sublime.
I saw him often as wo entered the
Wlldernoss. T saw him rally the troops
of Heath's Division that evening near
Parker's store. I heard him say to some
rush'.ng out from "the firing line," as it
Is now callcd, "Steady men. go back!
We need ali good men at the front now,"
and Colonel A'enable remonstrated with
him for being so closo under .lire. but
"Mars Robert" wouldn't lcave until the
lino was restored.
This was not the Incident whieh occur
red (next morning) at the spot, when
the Texans yellcd, "You go back, Gen?
eral Lee, <to tiio rear." as they plunged in?
to tho masses of the enemy and hurled
Mic-m iback at the point of the bayonet.
But I Ri.ff him again that day, just a
fow minutes after Longstreet had been
wounded. May 6th.
I had come across the AVilderness from
Stuart. I dlsmounted and delivered a ver
bal messago to General tLee.
Ho motioned me to follow him, and
retiring on foot to an old dead tree, he
sat down on tho ground, and taking
out his field map, ordered me to show
him Where, Stuart was fighting. Ipoint
ed out the spot on the map, away off to
our right flank, and said: "General Stu?
art has struck a heavy line of battle,
held by infantry and artillery, and cannot
break through them."
And here for tho first time I experienced
what I afterwards learned was almost a
hn.bit with General Lee?to think aloud.
Ho murmured to himself a? <f address
ing me: "Well, Captain, what shall we
do:" To .which inquiry I am pleased to say
I had senso cnough to make no reply.
and, indeed, to appear as if I had not
heard it.
' ' The same question escaped his lips
as if in soliloquy, when I came to Wro
I and told him that the Battle of" Five
| Forks had gone against General PIckett,
I and as I heard his deep bass voice ask
! ing, "Well, Captain, what shall we do?"
[ I felt that nothing short of Almighty WIs
dom could .provide a way out of that ca
! lamity. But it meant nothing. He knew
1 what'to do. ?ind he did ali that man could
do to rectify the blunders that some of
his people were constantly committing.
Again I saw him the evening of the
Battlo of Saiior's Creek. It was a few
minutes before ho learned of 'the great
disaster that had befallen Custis Lee's
Division and General Ewell's troops.
W<\ (that is to say General Roberts*
Cavalry Brigade) had just crossed the
oreek and were watching the gallant
fight of Walker's Stonewall Brigade,
against tho surging host of. Yankees on
tho opposite hank. General Lee came up
to our line, entirely alone, and dlsmount?
ed near a cabin, hclding "Traveler" by
the toridle, and using his field glasses
with the other hand. Ho was looking
across the country at a lairgo collection of
whito objects, which appeared like a Rock
of sheen, and as 1 stood ibeside him he
said: '^Aro those sheep or not?" "Xo%
General: they aro Yankee wagons." He
looked through his glasses and thpn said
slowly: "You ara right; but what are
they doing there?" It was an unexpected
appearance, and indicated a closer. pur
sult than he had anticipated. and soonhe
rodo away to the Hlgh Bridge. only <t"
learn that his son had been -captured,
Custis Lee's Division annihilated and Ew?
ell's troops ellminated from turther ac
I salw him last at Appomattox. but not
after the surrender.lt .was just before
he imoved out agalnst Sherldan and Ord's
troops and Ws manner was in no wise
dSfferent from what it !had always been.
Tou, who witnessed.hls tmajestlc to~~
ing -when ali was over,; can tell your chll
dren and ali the generatlons to come.'
that "Human fortune has equaHed
liuman calamity."
A- few weeks after Appomattox, I ?was
seated in (his parlor on FrankTln street,
Rtohmond, talkmg. with his daughter.
when the General entered- thfi 'rbom.
Never ean I forget; Jila ..gnritle 'inanner a?
he extended hls^ band,5,and ptit me.at my
my ease ^wlth b few, cordlal^irorda 6f<wel
him no more; he vlslted this city not
long .before hedied, when In fevble iiealth,
and recelved the 'hospitality and hom
ago of ,the people of'Xorfolk.
Many weary years' b-*.ve passetl sinca
h:s death. Octobet 12th. 1S71\ but the men
?who iwere with Lee have not forgotten
You who were with him cannot forget.
Snall I praise you for that? Faith m
^tvlm 'has becoiue perfect in love. The
worfcs that you ihavewrought ln his name.
they shall .testify of you to the end of
time. The natural state of man ls war.
but how different seem tho wars of this
generation from our war.
Tho inen of iLee, though feiw and fee
b!,?, and fading. like the last leaf. Into
the grave.can smile at the toy so'diers of
the day, as they see the fighters. with
tho new-rangted cat-rifles. smoke!ess
p-DWdcr and dum-dum bullets, cut down
ten officer's and 270 men out of several
thousand engaged and call it "the blood
cst battle in the history of the world."
The beautiful long-range, amphibious
navy ibreech-loader, with a time lock at
tachment and telephonic range tinder,
warranted equal to pine-top whiskey or
new-dip brandy to kill at ten miles. has
proven about as effective as one of our
Ilttlo mountain Howitzers, which, on t;>e
'back of a mule, at the Gauley River
?fight, would shoot to the foot of a steep
?hill and carry tho mulo with it. But,
gentlomen, we are modest.
Of course. my fcrothers. you percelve
that I am jestlng. I would not detract
one particle from the glory. rf that is
the rignt name for it. won by Rooseve'.f s
Rough Riders at Santiago, or of Frsd <
F'unston's Volunteers, the F. F. V.'s at
Malolos. but I still Insist that we did
moro execution with our old-fashion
ed arms at short range and
ln shorter time. with smaller numbv.rs.
fchan the CMausers and the Krag-Jorf:?n
sens can ever do. Tho only thing in mod
ern <warfaro iworth imentiVming is the
adoption of the old Confederato slouch
hat, which, as a means of grace, has
served t" keep off the wrather and keep
up the spirits of the United States Vol
teers. iBut I am wandering from my
t toast.
j Here's to the men who "in tattered uni
; form. ibut With bright muskets," sus
i talned their causo against tho whelo
! world.
i Here's to ou?** "Caesar. without ii's
[ ambitlon: our Frederick, w!thrmt his ty
ranny, our Xapoleon. without his sel
[ fishness, our Washingtoii, without his
| roward!"
j Other heroej*, having won great fame,
[ sullied it by some selfish folly or v.n
i -worthy act. Marlborough was a greit
glft-tatcer. so was Grant. Sherman
fought for Plundcr. and milicious,
liendish revenge?so did Hannibal.
Yea. even now it see.ms good unto tho
modern warriors, "by land and sea, to tar
nish their laurels by suits for ?prize-mon
o.v, great gifts of lands nnd dlwelling
houses, silver. gold and precious stones.
as if a part of their contract for- service:
in foattlo was a paymeiu down In hard
cash or a furnlshed manslon in the fash
ionable quarter of some great city. S?
much victory for so much preferxed
stock. I .'.
I f orbear to ? name the long Ust of
Dhose who have accepted suoh rewards ot
their valor, but I point you to some of
our coropanlons-ln-orms -who held thet.
glory aibove rubles and their reputatlon
over much fino gold:
Maury, tbe illustrious path-finder of th*?
seas, preferred the qulet shades of claa
sic Lexlrtgton to tihe dazzlins palaces of
tho Czar of ali the Russias. He chose
poverty among his own people to vast
richea among strangers.
President Davis decilned gift after gift
proffered In slncere sympathy for hi3
rrcisfortunea. Lands, houdes, salarles from.
big corporatlons, ali were tendered him
and refused.
And when the other day the noble old
homesteads, first of "Wade Haimpton and
then of John B. Gordon. were committed
to the devouring flames, and ali the
prtceless rellcs of their glorious past
were turned Into ashes. their lovlngr com
rades, out of puro brotherly feeling.
urged each of them to lct tlw v?terans of
this Lost Causo restore their home-, they
sCeadily, firmly and affectlonately de?
elined the generous offer.
And what of our great comm.-nder?
Money In vast siuns was offered him
if ho would fall down and worshlp at its
An immense salary .was offered him l'
ho would but let the three letters ot his
namo bo used by a huge ccrporaMon for
purposes of galn. Propositlons of honor
and vast profit were his at a word. But
he turned to tho quiet chair of Washing
ton Collegc. and there. as Its president.
er.ded a Ilfe of purity, dignity and unsui
Ued honor
X,Ike leader?like men!
UnseUtsh?arways brave, cho-rfui und?r
ali adversitfeu. the imen we. knew be-irto
us in war aro worthy of the tribute paid
them by a Xorthern historian in an :ul
Iclress before the Historica! Sooiety of
Massachusetts. Rrevet P.r:g. G ner.il
Charies A. AVhlttler. Unlted States Vol
unte?rs. -spoke as follows:
The. Army of Xorthern .A'irgini i will
deservedly rank as the *hest arrny whic'i
has existed on thls continent: sufft rin -
privations unknown to its opponent^. i
fought well from the early Peninsuia. day??
to the surrender of th.at small remr.ann
at Appomattcx. Tt scemed always re dy.
active. mobile; wlthouc doubt it was corn
poscd of the best men of thr Souih
rushinir to what they considered the <'e
fenco of their country against a bi ter
lnvader, and they toofc the pliccs a -
sisrnetl them. otficer and pr-ivare. aed
fought ,unt;l bc-.iten by sup.-riority of
ntimbers. The Xorth sent no" such army
to the fie-M."
When timo with relontle-s hand ar.d
unernng frado phall have cut down the
last of tho Men of Lee.' the rovolving
years shall continno to brin? around thls
ausptcious birthday. G"d grant tltit
our children. to the larest generatinn,
may gather fresih hope for Lihety from
tho cont"mphition of his vlrtues. hU
great dceds, and his illustrious cluinio
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