ERE CENTURY DAWN.
A Memorial Day. School Recitation for
In this the waning light of rounded
We swing the portals q.f the century
In ecstacy of hope—through blur of
We wait the Word prophetic, be of
The Holy of the Holies enter we,
The dream of ages, and of seers
A day of kinder motive, bondless, free,
The century-tide, where, meet the
Mew and Old.
In clash of hungry steel and din of
We hear the echo of a dying past
We pray it jangle not the new-born
Nor that its clang this pregnant
For dispensation new the world hath
Of peace on earth and God's good
will to men,
Where Love shall make new war—on
lust of greed,
And old war steel shall thirst for
blood in vain.'
And what have ye to gain of arms ye
Ye nation's army—mad, in fevered
What measure shall we mete for blood
For waste of treasure and for sunk
.. en life?
The fittest have ye drained, to mar and
Survive the weakling, to beget your
Decadence dogs your dead march all
From hall to hut the haunting wall
Ye pile the burdens higher^ year by
Ho! Armistice! ye leaders, be ye
Ere yet the century sands have all
A truce to let of blood! ye nations
And call the measure of your hate
For halt shall, come nor may the
"The turn, be it of choice, or led by
bid for rising joy of unarmed
i' 1 ^'b-'vrV.V ,\•r'
Or War, to broadcast wild the seeds
Come ribw and let us reason, saith the
If there be not for men an holier
For ye shall lay ao lines of less re
Than such have fallen ere this
We wait a newer school in things of
Of joy in brotherhood, and weal of
To lift the human life—put Love for
Look ye—the writing on the wall
If e'er an hour outrolled within our
When it were due to,pauee, one
And on apace—when o'er this world of
There broodeth thought of Peace
o'er aching brow.
So be ye swift to take your fill of
Then haste to wipe your blades e'er
:'M set of sun
For eveiT ship ye build, are bullded
til item, 7* cbunsel .take of—
For men Implore that in more Iranian
The wide world o'er, the cetftury be
Mark not with stain of bloed that ea*
At tftrn pf century tide. Thle
With lowered lance. Show,, ^ye a
That counteth wa*v aixdt spoils of.
/1,, war, all loss.
0 ye, who are the hope o( this dur 4ay,
Whp dominate world-tlurngbt^-ye of
Defy not. but ally that ye may say,
On Century Morn no battle hymn be
—William Henry Lynch.
From his earliest boyhood General
Grant was an expert rider, and like
Washington, he possessed a mysteri
ous power over horses. 'He ridiculed
the idea that be could be thrown, so
long as the horse kept on his feet. He
asked but one thing of a steed,, and
that was that he should go. No Mexi
can vaquero, Bedouin sheik or Ameri
can cowboy had a firmer seat, or more
resembled a centaur. Early in the
Mexican war Grant purchased a su
perb stallion that had just been cap
tured from a herd of wild Texas
horses. He was blindfolded and
then saddled for the first time.
The young lieutenant, springing
lightly into the saddle, ordered
the blindfold removed, when the
untamed steed boundett like a bull,
reared, leaped, threw his head almost
to the ground, sprang first to the right
and then to the left in his efforts to
unseat his rider but finding all his
efforts futile, he dashed away at a ter
rific rate of speed, soon disappearing
in the distant chaparral. General
Longstreet, who after more than half
a century recalls the incident, in a let
ter to the present writer, states that
no anxiety was felt concerning Grant's
safety, who Was then, as well as pre
viously while a cadet at the Military
Academy, universally recognized as
an accomplished and fearless horse
man. Of Cortez, as Lieutenant Grant
named his wild charger, he wrote In
his Personal Memoirs:
"I had, however, but little difficulty
in breaking him, although the first
day there were frequent disagreements
between us as to which way we should
go, and sometimes as to whether we
should go at' all. At no time during
the day could I choose exactly the part
of the column 1 would march with, but
BEBBSSO'S STATUE OF GRANT.
alter, that I. had as tractable a borse
as any in the army."
During the occupation Of the capital
by General Scott's forces, la Mexican
gentleman with whom Gjciuit was on
tet?iB of Intimacy, requested the loan
of Cortex for an afternoon. His own-
'^tfte Jtorse, apd yet-i
knttr Jj'I. aai4 word to that effect tke
suspicious Spanish nature would think
result was tfae iMexican mounted the .* «vi tut
•pWted reportk and: the society news
lad one three blocks and Instantly
A few days before the American
army evacuated the city of Mexico,
Grant mounted Cortez and rode out to
make a morning call on the colonel in
command of the Castle of Chapultepec.
The officers' quarters were inside of
the fortress, which was surrounded
Urith a high, broad earthwork. Riding
up the outside slope and around the
castle without observing any hitching
post, Grant spurred his steed down the
broad but long, steep, stone stairs that
led into the fort. When the colonel
appeared and saw Cortes tied at the
floor, where no horse had ever been
seen before, he exclaimed in astonish
"Lieutenant, how in heaven's name
did you get your horse down here?"
"Rode him down, sir," calmly an
"And how do you expect to get him
"Ride him up, instead of down," re
plied the lieutenant, which he accord
ingly did on his departure, the intelli
gent Cortez climbing like a cat to the
top, when Grant, waving his chapeau
in adieu to the colonel far below, dis
appeared over the breastworks. With
the single exception of Captain
Charles May's Black Tom, a magnifi
cent and powerful coal black gelding,
such a steed as Theodore .Winthrop
introduces in his best story under the
name of Don Fulano, or the Forest
King in Ouida's novel of "Under Two
Flags," Cortez was the grandest war
horse in General Scott's army with
which he conquered Mexico.
Five years later, when Captain
Grant was stationed with the Fourth
Infantry at Columbia Barracks, now
Fort Vancouver, on the Columbia
River in what was then Washington
Territory, he purchased the most valu
able horse in that part of the country,
calling him Garland, in honor of his
brigade commander during the Mexi
can war. In April, 1853, Lieutenant
George B. McClellan, of the Engineer
Corps, reached Columbia Barracks,
and for three months, while on duty
there, was Grant's guest. The day of
his arrival, while seated with several
comrades in front of the officers'
quarters, they saw the captain return
ing from a ride on his superb charger
and approaching a six-gun battery
which was parked some 300 yards dis
tant. As he drew near the guns and
they were observing, the graceful
movements of Garland and his perfect
rider, the group of officers saw Grant
pull down his hat more firmly and
seat hiihself squarely and securely in
the saddle. "He is going to leap the
battery!" they exclaimed, when Mc
Clellan and the others—including Gen
eral Rufus Ingalls, Grant'3 West Point
classmate, who told the story—all
stood up to see the interesting per
formance. Running his horse at good
speed toward the pieces, Grant put
Garland over the six guns, one after
another, as easily and gracefully as
C'harles Lever's world-famous Charlie
O'Malley could have executed the clev
er act of horsemanship.
Early in June, 1861, Governor Rich
ard Yates appointed Grant colonel of
an Illinois regiment, and borrowing
$400 from his father's Galena partner,
with which to equip himself for the
position, he paid about one-half of the
amount for his famous Claybank, or
Old Jack. This showy war horse Grant
used for several years, and he wa3
well known to the Army of the Ten
nessee as "Old Yellow." At the bat
tle of Belmont, a horse haying been
killed under him. Grant mounted his
cream-colored steed. When at the
close of the fighting our forces retreat
ed to the boats on the Mississippi, the
general on reaching the landing place
found that he was the only represen
tative of his army between the the
Confederates and the Union transports
and war vessels. From one of the for
mer a plank was run out and from a
high bank the intelligent horse took
in the situation, sliding down the
difficult slope on his haunches to the
gang-plank, and with his rider was
soon safely aboard the steamer. Grant's
groom was captured. Belmont, and a
colored cook belonging to a Confeder
ate colonel escaped with the Northern
troops. An exchange was proposed by
Bishop Polk, the Confederate com
mander at Columbus, Grant replying
that he had. no authority to exchange
a black man, but the cook could return
to the colonel if he so desired. The
slave did not, but Grant's groom was
nevertheless courteously sent back by
the Confederate prelate-general.
A Polite Stranger.
A big, fine-looking man sat in the
corner of a Brooklyn car reading his
newspaper. Next to him sat a little
woman in an up-to-date frock. /3he
had a box of candy in one hand and
an opera libretto in the other, says the
New York Telegraph. She tried to
get a newspaper from a newsboy who
came through the car, but the con
ductor broke up the transaction, and,
seizing the small newsdealer, put him
down 01^ the pavement Then the
pretty woman in the up-to-date frock
paid\ her fare in pennies and smiled.
The big man's newspaper was spread
out before hen eyes, and she glanced at
the headlines. Then she read half a
column about a thrilling rescue of a
typewriter girl by a gallant fireman.
She glanced sideways at the big man.
Apparently hef was taking no notice.
She began on a story of burglars in
a south side flat, how they bound and
gagged a woman, stole her sealskin
sacque and-—"Oh, the horrid
things!" she exclaimed excitedly.
big iftan looked around inqiiirlhgly,
and then, quite as a matter Of couree,
he said: "Have you. finished this page,
madam? If so, let u* turn to the stock
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A Poor Falkland.
During a performance of "The Ri
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Bob Acres, the actor rendering Falk
land was inadequate ^to the role. In
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Absolute and Bob Acres have a wordy
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