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Volume XYI Ne. 260.
24 CENTRE SQUARE.
We have fei sale for be coming seasons an
Immense Stock of
ofeur own manufacture, which comprises the
Latest and Most
STYLISH DESM S.
Come and see our
which Is larger and composed of the best styles
te Imj found In the city.
B. B. Hostetter & Sen,
24 CENTRE SQUARE.
20-lyd LANCASTER. PA
MONDAY, APRIL 5.
Having ust returned 110111 the New Yerk
Woolen Market, I am new prepared te exhibit
one of the Best Selected Stocks of
Spring: ana Snmmer It,
Ever brought te this city. Nene but the very
In ul I t he Leading Styles. Prices as low as the
lewcM, and all goods warranted its represent
Ne. 51 North Queen Street.
J. K. SMALING.
THE ARTIST TAILOR.
Opening te-day of a large and select line of
Trepicals, Serges and Rep Worsteds,
BAXNOCKBUBN CELTIC CHEVIOTS.
AND BATISTE CLOTHS.
SEERSUCKERS, VALENCIAS, PAROLE
AND MOHAIR COATINGS.
Linens in Great Variety. Wilferd's Padded
Ducks in Plain and Fancy Styles. A Large
Assortment of Fancy
M ill Marseilles Trite
All the latest novelties of the season. The
public are cordially invited te examine out
stock, which we claim te be the handsomest
and most recherche ever ettered for the het
T. K. SMALING,
121 NORTH QUEEN STREET.
flUH OF ALL KINDS
My arrrngements are new completed te de
Rt'gllding in first-class manner and at reason
THE NEW PICTURE FRAME STORE,
15X East King Street.
WALTER A. HEINITSH.
BKNBT A. KU.KT
Attorney and Connseller-at-lAW
a Park Rew. New Yerk.
Collections made in all parte of the United
Slates, and a general legal business transacted.
"Refers by permission te Stelnman A Hensel
PRT LOCHER'S' KfcNOnXED COUGH
We de net want you te get the impression that great reduc
tions are being made in the prices of goods elsewhere and net here.
We are, as usual, below the market, and intend te stay there.
The following list embraces enough of our stock te give some
clue te the rest of them. We quote articles new in great favor as
low-priced goods ; but in general they are net reduced. We have
been there all the time.
Stripes, modest, medium and bold $0 45
Jaspe checks and stripes 50
Checks en solid greuad 55
Chene stripes, shaded 65
"Mille Kaye," extra quality 75
Best imported, 29 inches, great variety 1 00
Gres-grain persan and taffetas $0 75
Fine or heavv cord eres-crrain and nersan. 90
Six makes, foreign and American, jet or
raven black, heavy and light 1 09
Cachemlre finish, 24 Inches, Bellen, Alex
andre and American 1 25
Cachemlre finish, 'super" quality, 24
inches, foreign 1 50
Kid finish, high lustre,cachemire,24 Inches 1 75
Bennet, 21 Inches 2 00
Geed quality, all colors 30 75
Lyens, extra lustre, heavy cord, 20 inches. 1 no
Best, ter walking suits, 22 Inches 1 25
Rich and elegant finish, 22 inches 1 50
Showy $0 50
Brllliantand rich 75
Black, polka dots, etc $0 90
Colored 1 00
Colored, new designs 1 25
l uVLil La Lit) .. X Ov
GAUZE AND GRENADINE STRIPES.
A large quantity just bought te clear an im
porter's stock, recently sold by us at $2.50, we
are new selling at $1 00
SILKS are in next outer circle east from the
Chestnut street entrance.
Mexican, silk and wool 50,05,75,85
Silk and wool striped.... 75, $1, $1 25, $1 50, $1 75
Lyens tatnasses 05. 75, 85, $1 00
Paris, silk and wool $1, $1 25, $1 50
Lyens, all silk d amasses $1 37M,$1 50, $1 75,
$2, $2 40, $3.
American, , $0 20, .25 .31 .37.
American, (-4, $0 50, .S .75.
French, 23 Inches, $0 31 .37.
French, 36 inches, $0 44 .50 .C2U .75.
French, 46 inches, $0 85, $1, $1 10.
We have nearly everything te be found in the
markets ei the world.
23 inches, $0 37 .50 .60.
Lupin's Paris, original color, and we believe
almost the last In Philadelphia:
24 inches $0 55
46 inches 1 10
NUN'S VEILING (for dresses).
13 inches 75, $1 00
BLACK GOODS arc in the next outer circle
west from the Chestnut street entrance.
But one thing we ought te remind you ef: We may appear te be at
a disadvantage -when we are net, because of certain tactics sometimes
employed, which we de net care te use, viz., the pretending te make re
ductions when none are made. We use reductions te clear stocks. That
is perfectly honorable, and it is necessary in a large business. The losses
thereby incurred, though sometimes considerable, are trifling in compari
son with the benefit te remaining stocks.
New then, anyone who will take measures te find out where the
lowest prices are, compare sample with sample, price with price, will find
we are net a whit behind ANYBODY, net even in a single item, se far as
we knew; and that we are below EVERYBODY en almost everything.
Samples sent when written for.
Chestnut, Thirteenth, Market and Juniper,
il ACER St BROTHER will offer for sale in the Wareroom in rear or their store en
FRIDAY, JULY 2, 1880,
Goods partially damaged by water during the Are en their premises en Saturday last.
Carpets, Mattings, Oil Cleths, Wall Papers, Queens
ware, Table linens, Muslins and Sheetings,
Woolen Goods and Clothing, &c.
All of which will be marked at such a low price as will insure the sale of the entire let.
Goods in main Storeroom were net damaged. Business there will go en as usual.
H AGER & BROTHER,
NO. 25 WEST KING STREET.
GREAT CLEARING SALE
8TJMMEE DEESS GOODS
NEW YORK STORE.
All the New Shades In Twilled Cashmeres 12c a yard; regular price 15c.
All Weel Beiges 25c a yard.
All Weel Memie Cleths 25c a yard ; sold everywhere at 37c. Special Bargains in
Watt, Sted & Company,
S AND 1 0 EAST KING STREET.
Seersuckers, bine, brown and gray
stripes, best patterns $0 12
Seersuckers, fancy colored stripes 15
Seersuckers, Yerk, lull assortment et
stripes and colors 18
Zephyr Ginghams, choice, net te be
leund elsewhere at any price 12
Zephyr Ginghams, plaid and stripes 20
Zephyr Ginghams, bandana. 18
Dress Ginghams H
Handkerchief Ginghams and plain col
ors te match 25
Dress Cheviots 12
Tamlse cloth, ecru, cashmere border. 12
Chintz, polka dot, indigo, for suits 10
Cocheco Cambrics, choice 10
Pacific Cretonnes, great variety... $0 JO, 12, 15
Jacenet Lawns, Frere Kerchlin 20
Pacific Lawns, great variety $0 10, 12. 15
Cambric stripeb lawns 08
Jacenet lawns, last colors 05
Lace lawns, white, tinted and solid col
ored grounds 12
Memie cloths, printed 12
COTTON AND WOOL.
Lace Buntings, all colors and black $0 23
Debeiges. twilled 10
Mehairs. Dlaln 25
Mehairs, twilled 12
Mehairs, silk-checked 25
Mehairs, silk-striped 25
Mehairs, plaid 25
Mehairs, English 12
Mehairs, English, cleuded 18
Mohair lustres 12
Cashmeres, coachmen's colors 15
Suitings, English, fancy 20
Lace Buntings, colors and black. .37, 50, 60
Plain buntings of a new style, distinct
from the old and decidedly better than
any ether, all colors.
31 inches, double told 40, 50, GO. 75
Debe'ges, French, cashmere-twilled, 22
JI1LI1U3 .... a.
Debeiges, French, taffeta :
111 CHUB. ii
32 Indies, double fold 35
42 inches, double fold 45,60
Cashmeres, French :
32 inches 37
Sheda cloth, French, 46 inches 75
Memie cloth, French $1 00
Crape cloth, French 1 00
SIX SPECIMEN PRICES.
These are fair samples of the bargains we
have been giving for weeks in Linens :
Huck Tewel, large and heavv $0 25
illicit Tewei, uerman, Kneueu inngc
Glass Toweling, per yard
German bleached Table Linen ,
(icrman wantins. 32 per uezen z s.
Star Linen, 20 inches, per yard 12
LANCASTER, PA., FRIDAY,
FKIDAY EVENING, JULY 2, 1880.
THE HERO OF GETTY8BIJRG
VOL. FORNEY'S SEASONS FOB SUPPORT
A Graphic Description of Gen. Hancock's
Service te His State and Country by
a Republican who is Going te Vete
for Htm and Tells Why All
An Kndurlng Debt of Gratitude.
Cel. Jno. W. Ferney in Progress.
There are many deathless days in the
American memory ; among them the at
tack upon the American flag at Charleston
harbor en the 12th of April, 1801, the
battle of Gettysburg en the 1st, 2d and 3d
days of July, 1863, the fall of Richmond,
en the 9th day of April, I860, and the
assassination of Abraham Lincoln en the
14th day of April, 1865. Ne days in human
history ever aroused a mere agonizing
solicitude, or closed upon mere gigantic
transactions, or opened a wider vista of
human possibilities. Each of these events
had a strange and almost providential
meaning. Each possessed the peculiar
quality of conquering in an instant millions
of prejudices. The ball tired at the old
flag from Charleston consolidated the
North and struck down human slavery.
The victory of Gettysburg saved the second
great city of the Union from the flames.
The fall of Richmond was the certain rise
of the Republic, and the death of Lincoln
consecrated his great mission of forgive
ness te all. When we come te notice the
annals of our civil war, these four events,
with the emancipation of slaves, en the 1st
of January, 1863, will be te the historian
like se many planets, shedding light en
all ether objects, and marshaling the way
te the final lessen and duty of the patriot.
Each was a revolution in itself, affecting
the remotest interests, and leaving all mer
in a new condition of thought and self-examination.
But none of these tragedies wrought a
deeper sensation or gave birth te a mere
lasting gratitude than the battle of Gettys
burg, 1863. Here at least is one of these
occurrences that cannot easily be forgot
ten. The human race is prone te forget.
One philosopher says that ingratitude is
the b;xlge of all our tribe; but like all
maxims it is best proved by the exceptions.
In this instancee we cannot if we would,
and, thank Ged, we would net if we could,
blot out .what that defeat of the Confeder
ates did for the city of Philadelphia. Hap
pily it is net se long age as te have faded
out of our minds. It is only seventeen
years since, and it was a day of such
sharp agony and such universal terror,
and the victory was such an unspeakable re-
liet, that even the children new grown te
men and women think of it as gratefully as
the middle-aged and the grandmothers
and Grandfathers. It was the single in
stance in which the fiery blast of war came
close te a great Northern metropolis. The
Confederates advanced in tremendous
force. Led by their beloved General Lee,
and by his chosen lieutenants, they seemed
resolved te make a last stand, in the rich
valleys of Franklin and Adams, cheesing,
as if by instinct, the regions called after
two of tiie most precious names in Ameri
can history. Grant was engaged at the
same moment winding his fatal coils
around the Southern city of Vicksburg ;
but the point most vital te all at that su
preme moment was the field of Gettys
burg. What Philadelphian can ever forget the
suspense of these July days : There was
net a household that did net throb and
thrill between hope and fear. There were
ever one hundred thousand men, thou
sands of them from Philadelphia and the
neighboring towns ; and there was net a
family that did net tremble for its loved
ones engaged in that fatal strife, or that
did net shudder at the advance of the fee
who seemed se near, or that did net fancy
in that advance the less et the holy cause
of the Union.
On the morning of the Fourth of July,
1863, I was at the Union League, then en
Chestnut street near 11th, Philadelphia, in
the massive building new occupied by the
family of the beloved Matthew Baldwin.
The rooms and gardens of the lovely man
sion were tilled te overflowing with
pale, anxious men; the streets were
full of a silent, waiting crowd ;
the sidewalks and windows were
crowded with women; even the chil
dren were awed into silence, as their elders
discussed in whispers the possibilities of
the dreadful fight in the green valleys of
the Cumberland. Reynolds had been killed
en the 2d of July, along with thousands of
ethers, and his brother, James L., came
from Lancaster, in this state, bowed down
with terror at the sacrifice, and humble
women were sobbing ever the dispatches
already recording their losses. It was a
day of tears and despair. I had been pre
sent at ether scenes of sorrow, but nothing
like this Fourth of July, 1863. The com
mandant of this department was General
J. A. J. Dana, and his office was in Girard
street, near Twelfth, and I held a position
as a consulting member of his staff. About
neon of that Saturday I saw a tall form
crossing Chestnut street te the League and
when his eye caught mine I saw he was in
tears. He handed me a despatch from
General Meade, just received. I opened
and tried te read it, but could net. I saw
enough te feel that we were saved. And
seen the geed news became universal.
Then all hearts exploded with joy ever
the deliverance. It was a wonderful sight
that sudden change from grief te gratitude.
Seme shed tears, some shouted in joy, old
fees became friends, and even infidels join
ed in the spontaneous prayers of the
preachers. Rebert Browning's thrilling
poem describing the man who carried the
"geed news te Ghent," which broke the
siege and filled the souls of the Flemish
with a deep thanksgiving te Ged, might
have been paraphrased in honor of the
messenger who brought such happiness te
oppressed, and terrified, and despairing
Who wen that great fight ? Who saved
Philadelphia from fire and spoil? Who
drove back the enemy, and saved us from
a fate of which the burning of Chambers
burg and Carlisle and the forced contribu
tions upon Yerk were intended te be grim
preparations? A brave army of patriotic
citizens, led by three Pennsylvania gen
erals : Geerge Gorden Meade, of Phila
delphia ; Jehn Fulton Reynolds, of Lan
caster ; and Winfield Scott Hancock, of
Montgomery, Meade and Reynolds are
both gene. Meade died en the 6th of
November, 1872. in the house presented te
I his wife by the people of Philadelphia,
aiLcmarus supplemented ey a contnou centnou contneu
tion of one hundred thousand dollars from
the same source. Reynolds was killed in
the battle en the 2d of July, and is buried
at Lancaster. Hancock is te-day the
Democratic candidate for president of the
United States. -
Te show hew I felt at the critical
moment, seventeen years age, I reprint
what I wrote in the iV en Tuesday, the
JULY 2, 1880
7th of July, 1863, net only te prove my
plain duty te General Hancock, as the sur
vivor of this glorious triumvirate, but also
the duty of all the people of Philadelphia
te that imcemparable soldier. I recall it
at once as a personal pledge and premise,
and the solemn covenant of a great com
munity te a great soldier.
' Meanwhile, the army of the Potomac,
suddenly placed under the command of
General Meade, whom we are proud te
claim as a fellow citizen, hastened north
ward, and fell upon the rash and audacious
enemy. We knew the result. Neither
our children, nor our shildreri's children, te
trie remetett generation, shall ever forget it,
or fail te remember it with a thrill of grati
tude and honest pride. The rebels were as
sailed with unexampled fury, and the gal
lant General Reynolds, a Pennsylvania
soldier, laid down his life. The struggle
raged for several days, the losses en both
sides was fearful, and still the result seemed
doubtful. If tee should fail, Washington,
Baltimore, Philadelphia, perhaps New Yerk,
would be deemed. In this crisis of the na
tiens fate it teas Pennsylvania that came te
its rescue. IT WAS GENERAL HAN
COCK, A PENNSYLVANIAN. WHO
SO NOBLY BORE THE BRUNT OF
THE BATTLE ON CEMETERY HILL."
I de net step te debate the ether consid
erations that enter into this vital issue;
the grave considerations that demand the
release of my dear native state from the
desperate men who, in the last ten years,
have coldly crushed out the pride of our
people, and placed under the iron heel of
brutal inferiority the hopes of our youth
and manhood, making of this fair common
wealth a vast political Golgotha, and of
our proud city of Philadelphia an offen
sive roost for the most desperate and
vulgar mercenaries since the black days of
Tweed and Tammany in New Yerk. I de
net step te debate these considerations
new. It is net the time. But this is the
time te open te the common mind our
pledged word te the last of our great sol
diers who placed us under an obligation
that we hastened te avow, and repeated
ever and ever again. My own pledge
binds me as my own note of hand. In law
if it had been signed te the premise te pay
a money debt I could be held by it, and
my estate if I failed te pay it. In morals
it is as solemn as if I had gene before a
magistrate and sworn te abide by it.
And what is true of myself is equally
binding upon ethers. What my fixed
judgment, private or public, is of
the men who saved the American republic,
I have net concealed. It is a passion that
crews stronger the mere I see the value of
what has been saved te ourselves and te
all mankind. I feel it as the rescue of
human freedom "or the ages te come. I
prize it, this overthrew of the Rebellion,
as the best blessing te the Seuth which
made the rebellion. I cherish it because
the mere I ponder the princeless value of
the enormous destiny se saved, the mere
eager 1 am te convince the south that they
must aid te perpetuate it. When I severed
my connection with the Democratic
party twenty-three years age in
company with Stephen A. Douglas,
Daniel Dougherty, David C. Bred-
erick, and later, with Daniel S. Di-k-insen,
Matt. Carpenter. Jehn A. Legan,
and many mere, it was because that party
seemed dedicated te the cause of slavery
and rebellion. With victory ever both,
with emancipation declared and obeyed,
with free opinion all ever the land assured
and sufficiently established, with Kansas
an empire of liberty under the resistless
doctrine of popular sovereignty, all my
prejudices against the Seuth vanished, and
I, who would at one time have seen the
rebels pursued with all the penalties of the
law, and all the rigors of the war, speed
ily saw that I might have been a " rebel "
if I had lived in the Seuth, and that I
must, te use Abraham Lincoln's loving
maxim, "put myself in their place," and
forgive them, as I hope Ged will forgive
me my transgressions. Hence, ever since
General Grant's first election I labored te
convince my old Southern friends that
have l)een forced te stay in the Union,
that we intended te keep thein in by love ;
and Grant knows hew often I pleaded with
him te bear witli them, te remember that
they were still our own, that we had both
been reared as Democrats, and that we had
known the Seuth, he in the army in Mex
ico, and I in my long years of residence
in Washington, and must make allowances
for them. And hew willingly the great
soldier listened te me is proved by his
many attempts te show his anxiety te aid
and help the Seuth, I ned net say.
And new the Democratic party comes
forth with fresh gifts of repentance. New
they again proffer new proofs of their sub
mission te the ideas that conquered them,
aud present two men for the votes of the
people at the next presidential election,
one of them a life-long friend, te whom I
have shown all of us in Philadelphia ewe a
debt that he madefer us, and which, if we
Heed a thousand years, we could net repay.
I accept the responsibility. Twenty-two
years age in GeneralHanceck's own native
county of Montgomery, when he was a
very young soldier, I spoke at Mill creek,
Conshohocken, October 2nd, 1858, and sur
rounded by thousands of Democrats, I de
manded that James Buchanan should pay
his debt te freedom. He gave me his note
that he would allow the people of Kansas
te frame their own laws in their own way ;
and in that movement among the most
active friends of free Kansas were Hancock's
own relatives. We forced the payment
of that debt, and new we are here, in 1880,
as Democrats and Republicans of Phil
adelphia, te pay our debts te our preserv
er. Like that of James Buchanan te the
people of Kansas, our debt was net the re
sult of chance. It was the outgrowth of
a spontaneous gratitude, freely volun
teered, eagerly and passionately pressed
upon ethers. True, Philadelphia was in
great danger, and fear sometimes inspires
generosity ; and Buchanan wanted votes,
and te get them was ready te swear te
anything. The great difference between
the two was that Buchanan tried te escape
payment of his obligation, and had te be
held te it; while every year that has
passed since Hancock's great work at Get
tysburg en the 2nd of July, 1863, has
added te the value of his services, and has
se added te the readiness of the people of
Philadelphia te recognize them.
A few days age, en the 29th of May.
1880, the president of the United States,
General Hayes, in his speech at the Aca
demy of music, the governor of Pennsyl
vania, General Heyt, presiding, spoke as
fellows in favor of the effort te raise
means te erect a colossal monument in
memory of the commander of the Union
forces at the battle of Gettysburg, in
July of 1863, General Geerge G. Meade :
"I thank the commander of this Pest
and the committee of invitations for the
opportunity they have given me te enjoy
and take part in this pregramme, which
has for its object the raising of funds for a
monument te General Meade. The ether
great commanders who have passed away
have been remembered, and you will see
their monuments in the beautiful parks of
the nation's capital. Yeu will see there a
monument te that here of three wars, Gen
eral Winfield Scott. Applause. Yeu
will see there a monument te that here of
Chickamauga, General Themas. Ap
plause. Yeu will see there a monument
te that noble soldier and native of my own
county in Ohie, General-McPherson. -Ap
plause. But you de net see a monument
te General Meade, and this meeting here
in Philadelphia, I understand is for that
purpose. Meade commanded at the crit
ical period of the war, at the very crisis
and at the time when General Grant and
his army were at- Vicksburg, but had net
get in. He commanded at that period
when these who belonged te it and these
wne did net belong te it loved te
hear it spoken of as the grand old
army of the Potomac. Applause. Always
equal te the highest place he ever held,
always adequate te his duties, always faith
ful, always conscientious, and at all times
one of the most fortunate of men. It some
times happens te the best of them, through
no fault of their own, they fail and pass
into obscurity. But General Meade was
always fortunate in his command of that
grand old army. Applause. Had Jie net
turned the scale in that decisive battle at Get
tysburg the Englishman's footsteps would have
been heard en the debris of a fallen republic.
But new Mead's memory, without a mon
ument, is forever safe. Applause. Meade
and Gettysburg are linked together in ada
mant that will never crumble. Applause.
Then, when we build our monument te
Meade, it needs no extended inscription.
We will simply write there, Geerge G.
Meade, who commanded the forces at Get
tysburg." Great applause.
He was followed by General William T.
Sherman, the chief of all the armies of the
United States :
Ladies and Gentlemen : When I tell
you that I have performed a full day's
work in taking part in your splendid dec
orations te-day, I knew you will excuse
me if my remarks are brief. I come be
fore you te t Jk business. Let us leek at
the erection of Meade's monument 'in a
business point of view. Supposing that
Meade instead pf defeating Lee at Gettys
burg had been defeated by him. What
would have been the consequence then te
Philadelphui ? Even if you had owed him
the one-hundredth part of your city for his
victory at Gettysburg, you would ewe It im
millions new. Meade is new at rest ; he
sleeps peacefully. He asks nothing of
you. His family admit that they have re
ceived great kindness from you. They
ask nothing. It is a duty you ewe te
yourselves and your children that you may
be able when you drive in your beautiful
Fairmount park te point out his monu
ment, and tell hew the brave man for
whom it is tbe;e te commemorate saved
your homes and your firesides at Gettysburg.
Meade has gene te his long home, and
only Hancock survives of the three great
Pennsylvania chiefs in the terrible battle
of Gettysburg. My own words seventeen
years -age, in the Press, come back te
me an echo of that Fourth of
July week which opened in de
spair and closed in gratitude te Ged for
the delivercuce of our fair city ; and what
I said about Hancock was surpassed by all
the ether papers. Peets sang his praises ;
Philadelphia gave him an ovation at Inde
pendence Hall ; the Union League hung
his portrait in its tine nail ; JNew lerk
and ether cities rivalled in grateful men
tion of his name ; and when lie and Mcadc
appealed together it was like the English
welcoming Wellington and Marlborough
(if that could have been), or the Fiench
receiving Napeleon and the great Comic,
if two such men could have lived In
one century. They were both Pennsylva
uians, though Meade was born in Cadiz,
Spain, in 1810, and came here te live after
he had married the daughter of the great
lawyer, Jehn Sergeant ; wherever they
moved they excited universal enthusiasm.
The veterans of his old army corps, and
of the Pennsylvania Reserves, Deme
crats and Republicans, officers aud men,
regard Hancock with the admiration that
the Old Guard felt for Murat. They were
alike in personal beauty and splendid horse
manship, only Hancock was mere cultiva
ted, pe'ite, and scholarly. Hew the greater
chiefs rcgaidcd him, let the general of all
the armies of the Republic answer. Last
Thursday, June 24th, 1880, General Sher
man said te one of the newspaper reporters
of Washingten: "Tjf you sit deicn and
wriie the best thiny that can be jt't m lin
guage about General Hancock as an officer
and a gentleman Iicitlsign it without hesita
tion." General Hancock was one of the favor
ites of General Lincoln. Evea the satur
nine and exacting Stanten was his friend.
Te inc Hancok was mere than attractive.
I had known his bleed, his brothers, his
associates, his comrades in arras, and when
ever I had a party at my rooms en Capitel
Hill, he was there if he wa3 in Washing
ton ; he and such men as Sickles, Rawl
ings, Geerge H. Themas, Senater Chase,
Mr. Seward, Judge Helt, Sumner, Ben
Wade, General Butler, General Meade,
General Reynolds, and the whole galaxy of
patriots. We did net think of politics in
these days. We were, te use the blazing
watchword of Douglas in 1861, " we were
all patriots;" and if Hancock was liked
a little better than ethers, it was be
cause while he fought like a lien
for the old flag, he never de
nied that he was a Democrat. I be
lieve he and Grant have had a difference
in military matters ; but a little incident
of rather recent occurrence will show hew
Hancock feels in regard te his old com cem
mauder. We were acting as pall bearers
at the funeral of peer Scott Stuart, who
died in Londen in the winter of 1878, and
was buried in Philadelphia a few weeks
after. As we were riding te the grave one
of the company broke out in very angry
denunciation of General Grant, and,
according te habit never te allow an absent
friend te be assailed in my presence, I
warmly and promptly defended the ex
president. I cannot 1:1 ve General Han
cock's words, but he was courteous and
dignified in seconding my opinions, and in
expressing his regret that the scene had
taken place in his presence. I was also in
Washington during Mrs. Surratt's trial
and execution as a participant in the
murder of Abrham Lincoln, and can bear
personal testimony te the manly bearing
of General Hancock, who was the military
officer in command of the national
capital in 1865. The attempt te
arouse Catholic hostility te him
because he caried out the orders of the
government, President Andrew Jehnsen,
and Secretary of War Stanten, is one of
the worst exhibitions of party defamation,
and disgraces all who are engaged in it.
He did net hesitate te express his repug
nance at the fearful duty imposed upon
him. Nobody in Washington bad any
doubt about his sentiments fifteen years age
Hence when Judge Clampitt, new of Chi
cage, .Mrs. surratt's leading counsel in
1865, comes forth, as he does in Den
Piatt's Washington Capital, and states as
fellows, he does what is equally well known
"Hancock," continued Judge Clampitt,
"had no mere te de with these details or
matters than you had. When Judge
Wylie, with a Reman majesty of charac
ter, issued, almost at the peril of his life,
the writ of habeas corpus in the case of
Mrs. Surratt, President Jehnsen and Sec
retary Stanten decided te suspend the
writ, and the execution followed."
" We had hopes te the last of a reprieve
and a pardon for -Mrs. Surratt, and I
waited at the arsenal, hoping against
nope. . General Hancock rode down, and
appreacning mm 1 asked, ' Are there any
I hones ?' He shook his head slnwlv and
Price Twe Cnrt.
mournfully, and, with a sort of gasping
catch in his speech, said : ' I am afraid
net. Ne ; there is net.' "
"He then walked oft a bit he had dis
mounted and gave some orders te his
orderlies, and walked about for a moment
or two. Returning, he said te me :
"'I have been in many a battle, and
have seen death and mixed with it in dis
aster and in victory. I've been in a living '
nen et nre, and shell, and grape-snot, and.
by Ged ! I'd sooner be there ten thousand
times ever than te give the order this day
for the execution of that peer woman.
But I am a soldier, sworn te obey, and
obey I must.'
"This is the true and genuine histeiy of
all that Hancock had in common with the
affair. He was commanding, and as com
mander and conservator of the national
capital, was cempellantly obedient te the
orders of the court which sentenced the
conspirators and the se-called conspirator
te death. He had no voice in the matter .
and could have no action save as the agent
te see that the letter of the law was can i id
out in an enler of alphabetic certainty."
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